The median annual salary for a Lead Software Engineer was £53,750 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Lead Software Engineer
England / South East
Rank 338 446 454
Rank change year-on-year +108 +8  
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Software Engineer 62 11 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.42% 0.057% 0.030%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.43% 0.059% 0.030%
Number of salaries quoted 61 11 6
Median salary £53,750 £60,000 £49,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.41% +21.21%  
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £50,000 £43,750
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £50,250 £55,000 £49,000
% change year-on-year -8.63% +12.24%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
South East
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 14300 18571 19699
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 96.60% 96.68% 96.99%
Number of salaries quoted 11905 15855 15931
Median salary £43,500 £43,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.16% +1.17%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Lead Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East that featured Lead Software Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Lead Software Engineer in the South East

Lead Software Engineer
Salary Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Lead Software Engineer in the South East.

Salary trend for Lead Software Engineer in the South East

Lead Software Engineer
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Lead Software Engineer in the South East over the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Lead Software Engineer in the South East

Lead Software Engineer
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Lead Software Engineer within the South East region over the 3 months to 22 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +49 30 £51,250 -16.32% 2
West Sussex +21 14 £50,000 -14.52%
Oxfordshire - 14 £65,000 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £52,500 -
Surrey +49 1 £50,000 -13.04% 1
Berkshire +39 1 £65,000 +30.00% 1
Lead Software Engineer
England

Lead Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 March 2017, Lead Software Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South East region featuring Lead Software Engineer in the job title.

1 85 (95.51%) Software Engineering
2 53 (59.55%) TDD
3 49 (55.06%) MVC
4 45 (50.56%) JavaScript
5 43 (48.31%) Agile Software Development
6 40 (44.94%) Java
7 39 (43.82%) C#
8 32 (35.96%) .NET
9 30 (33.71%) SQL
10 29 (32.58%) HTML
10 29 (32.58%) Scrum
11 27 (30.34%) SOAP
12 25 (28.09%) Finance
13 22 (24.72%) AngularJS
13 22 (24.72%) ASP.NET Web API
14 21 (23.60%) Microsoft
15 20 (22.47%) Amazon AWS
16 19 (21.35%) C
17 18 (20.22%) Spring
17 18 (20.22%) Maven
17 18 (20.22%) XML
17 18 (20.22%) RESTful
18 17 (19.10%) Microsoft Azure
18 17 (19.10%) Apache Cassandra
18 17 (19.10%) Entity Framework
18 17 (19.10%) Apache Spark
18 17 (19.10%) SQL Server
18 17 (19.10%) Ant
18 17 (19.10%) .NET Framework
18 17 (19.10%) Degree

Lead Software Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 17 (19.10%) Apache Spark
2 14 (15.73%) Apache Solr
2 14 (15.73%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.12%) Apache
3 1 (1.12%) OpenROAD
Applications
1 13 (14.61%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (3.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 20 (22.47%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (19.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (8.99%) SaaS
4 1 (1.12%) IaaS
4 1 (1.12%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (19.10%) Apache Cassandra
1 17 (19.10%) SQL Server
2 14 (15.73%) Apache Hive
2 14 (15.73%) Big Data
2 14 (15.73%) Spark SQL
3 8 (8.99%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (5.62%) NoSQL
4 5 (5.62%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (4.49%) MySQL
6 3 (3.37%) RDBMS
6 3 (3.37%) Relational Database
7 2 (2.25%) MongoDB
8 1 (1.12%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 18 (20.22%) Maven
2 17 (19.10%) Ant
2 17 (19.10%) Selenium
3 16 (17.98%) Git (software)
4 13 (14.61%) QUnit
5 9 (10.11%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (7.87%) Subversion
7 3 (3.37%) Jenkins
8 2 (2.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (2.25%) Eclipse
8 2 (2.25%) Gradle
8 2 (2.25%) IntelliJ
8 2 (2.25%) JBehave
8 2 (2.25%) jMock
8 2 (2.25%) JUnit
General
1 25 (28.09%) Finance
2 13 (14.61%) Military
3 6 (6.74%) Electronics
4 5 (5.62%) Manufacturing
4 5 (5.62%) Telecoms
5 3 (3.37%) Marketing
6 2 (2.25%) Advertising
7 1 (1.12%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (35.96%) .NET
2 29 (32.58%) HTML
3 27 (30.34%) SOAP
4 22 (24.72%) AngularJS
4 22 (24.72%) ASP.NET Web API
5 18 (20.22%) RESTful
5 18 (20.22%) Spring
5 18 (20.22%) XML
6 17 (19.10%) .NET Framework
6 17 (19.10%) Entity Framework
6 17 (19.10%) Spring MVC
7 15 (16.85%) REST
8 14 (15.73%) CSS
8 14 (15.73%) Lucene
9 13 (14.61%) Dojo
9 13 (14.61%) JSON
10 11 (12.36%) WPF
11 10 (11.24%) ASP.NET
11 10 (11.24%) ASP.NET MVC
12 9 (10.11%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 14 (15.73%) Semantic Web
2 7 (7.87%) BBC
3 6 (6.74%) Embedded Systems
4 3 (3.37%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.25%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.25%) iPad
5 2 (2.25%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.25%) Virtual Team
6 1 (1.12%) Cybercrime
Operating Systems
1 14 (15.73%) Linux
2 6 (6.74%) Windows
3 2 (2.25%) Embedded Linux
3 2 (2.25%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (95.51%) Software Engineering
2 53 (59.55%) TDD
3 49 (55.06%) MVC
4 43 (48.31%) Agile Software Development
5 29 (32.58%) Scrum
6 16 (17.98%) OO
6 16 (17.98%) UML
7 15 (16.85%) Configuration Management
7 15 (16.85%) OOP
8 14 (15.73%) Code Coverage
8 14 (15.73%) Open Source
9 13 (14.61%) Customer Requirements
9 13 (14.61%) Requirements Analysis
9 13 (14.61%) SOA
10 12 (13.48%) People Management
10 12 (13.48%) Waterfall
11 8 (8.99%) SDLC
11 8 (8.99%) Unit Testing
12 7 (7.87%) OO PHP
13 6 (6.74%) Domain-Driven Design
Programming Languages
1 45 (50.56%) JavaScript
2 40 (44.94%) Java
3 39 (43.82%) C#
4 30 (33.71%) SQL
5 19 (21.35%) C
6 13 (14.61%) Groovy
7 11 (12.36%) C++
7 11 (12.36%) PHP
8 7 (7.87%) PHP 7
9 5 (5.62%) Python
9 5 (5.62%) Ruby
10 3 (3.37%) F#
10 3 (3.37%) PHP 5
11 1 (1.12%) Embedded C++
11 1 (1.12%) Scala
Qualifications
1 17 (19.10%) Degree
2 15 (16.85%) Security Cleared
3 3 (3.37%) PhD
4 1 (1.12%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.12%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.12%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (4.49%) Firmware
2 3 (3.37%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (3.37%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.12%) Ansible
Vendors
1 21 (23.60%) Microsoft
2 11 (12.36%) Zend
3 7 (7.87%) Sony
3 7 (7.87%) Twitter
4 3 (3.37%) SAP
5 1 (1.12%) Oracle
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