Lead Software Engineer Jobs in the South East

Lead Software Engineer
England > South East

The median Lead Software Engineer salary in the South East is £75,000 per year, according to job vacancies posted during the 6 months leading to 23 July 2024.

The table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics, comparing them to the same period in the previous two years.

6 months to
23 Jul 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 309 335 439
Rank change year-on-year +26 +104 -60
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Software Engineer 52 22 60
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 0.33% 0.19% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.21% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 35 22 36
10th Percentile £51,000 - -
25th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £51,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £75,000 £65,000 £67,500
Median % change year-on-year +15.38% -3.70% -
75th Percentile £89,375 £67,500 £81,875
90th Percentile £95,000 £81,750 £86,250
England median annual salary £95,000 £82,250 £77,500
% change year-on-year +15.50% +6.13% -3.13%

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
South East

For comparison with the information above, the following table provides summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies in the South East. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

Permanent vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 14,712 10,706 21,240
% of permanent jobs with a recognized job title 94.21% 91.33% 95.42%
Number of salaries quoted 10,138 7,319 12,629
10th Percentile £28,500 £30,000 £30,000
25th Percentile £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year -9.09% - +10.00%
75th Percentile £65,000 £70,875 £70,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £83,750 £82,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year -8.33% - +9.09%

Lead Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings that featured Lead Software Engineer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Lead Software Engineer in the South East

Lead Software Engineer
Salary Trend in the South East

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing Lead Software Engineer in the South East over the 6 months to 23 July 2024.

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 6 months to 23 July 2024. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Jobs
Hampshire - 34 £80,000 - 1
Thames Valley +17 10 £75,000 +13.21%
West Sussex - 7 £70,000 -
Buckinghamshire +13 6 £75,000 +42.86%
Berkshire +21 4 £62,500 -21.88%
East Sussex +14 1 £50,000 -28.57%
Lead Software Engineer
England

Lead Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 July 2024, Lead Software Engineer job roles required the following skills and capabilities in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the South East region featuring Lead Software Engineer in the job title.

1 52 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 21 (40.38%) Python
3 16 (30.77%) Linux
3 16 (30.77%) JavaScript
3 16 (30.77%) Artificial Intelligence
4 13 (25.00%) C++
5 12 (23.08%) Windows
6 11 (21.15%) SQL
7 10 (19.23%) C
8 9 (17.31%) C#
8 9 (17.31%) .NET
8 9 (17.31%) Aviation
9 8 (15.38%) React
9 8 (15.38%) Java
9 8 (15.38%) Manufacturing
9 8 (15.38%) Agile
9 8 (15.38%) Mathematics
9 8 (15.38%) Security Cleared
10 7 (13.46%) SC Cleared
10 7 (13.46%) Tech for Good
11 6 (11.54%) Greenfield Project
11 6 (11.54%) Data Science
11 6 (11.54%) Technical Leadership
11 6 (11.54%) Mathematical Modelling
11 6 (11.54%) Docker
11 6 (11.54%) Augmented Reality
11 6 (11.54%) Django
11 6 (11.54%) Military
11 6 (11.54%) Software Testing
12 5 (9.62%) Haskell

Lead Software Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities in the South East by Category

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

Application Platforms
1 4 (7.69%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.69%) Azure
2 2 (3.85%) Azure Cosmos DB
2 2 (3.85%) Azure DevOps
3 1 (1.92%) AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.69%) RS-232
1 4 (7.69%) RS-485
1 4 (7.69%) TCP/IP
1 4 (7.69%) Wireshark
2 1 (1.92%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.85%) Azure SQL Database
1 2 (3.85%) CouchDB
1 2 (3.85%) Elasticsearch
1 2 (3.85%) MySQL
1 2 (3.85%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (7.69%) GitLab
1 4 (7.69%) Visual Studio
2 2 (3.85%) Gradle
2 2 (3.85%) Jenkins
2 2 (3.85%) Robot Framework
3 1 (1.92%) Bitbucket
3 1 (1.92%) JIRA
General
1 9 (17.31%) Aviation
2 8 (15.38%) Manufacturing
3 7 (13.46%) Tech for Good
4 6 (11.54%) Military
5 4 (7.69%) Social Skills
6 2 (3.85%) Legal
6 2 (3.85%) Retail
7 1 (1.92%) Health Technology
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (17.31%) .NET
2 8 (15.38%) React
3 6 (11.54%) Django
4 5 (9.62%) CSS
4 5 (9.62%) HTML
5 4 (7.69%) .NET Framework
5 4 (7.69%) ActiveMQ
5 4 (7.69%) AngularJS
5 4 (7.69%) JSON
5 4 (7.69%) Node.js
5 4 (7.69%) Qt
5 4 (7.69%) RabbitMQ
5 4 (7.69%) WebSockets
5 4 (7.69%) XML
5 4 (7.69%) ZeroMQ
6 3 (5.77%) .NET Core
6 3 (5.77%) ASP.NET
7 2 (3.85%) Hibernate
7 2 (3.85%) Spring
7 2 (3.85%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.54%) Augmented Reality
1 6 (11.54%) Greenfield Project
2 5 (9.62%) Algorithms
3 4 (7.69%) Legacy Applications
3 4 (7.69%) Robotics
4 2 (3.85%) Client/Server
4 2 (3.85%) PropTech
5 1 (1.92%) PKI
5 1 (1.92%) Product Ownership
Operating Systems
1 16 (30.77%) Linux
2 12 (23.08%) Windows
3 3 (5.77%) CentOS
3 3 (5.77%) Rocky
4 1 (1.92%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (1.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 16 (30.77%) Artificial Intelligence
3 8 (15.38%) Agile
3 8 (15.38%) Mathematics
4 6 (11.54%) Data Science
4 6 (11.54%) Mathematical Modelling
4 6 (11.54%) Software Testing
4 6 (11.54%) Technical Leadership
5 5 (9.62%) Analytics
5 5 (9.62%) Data Analytics
5 5 (9.62%) Data-Driven Decision Making
5 5 (9.62%) Decision-Making
5 5 (9.62%) DevOps
5 5 (9.62%) Machine Learning
5 5 (9.62%) Situational Awareness
6 4 (7.69%) Customer Requirements
6 4 (7.69%) Cybersecurity
6 4 (7.69%) Full Stack Development
6 4 (7.69%) Mentoring
6 4 (7.69%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 21 (40.38%) Python
2 16 (30.77%) JavaScript
3 13 (25.00%) C++
4 11 (21.15%) SQL
5 10 (19.23%) C
6 9 (17.31%) C#
7 8 (15.38%) Java
8 5 (9.62%) Haskell
9 4 (7.69%) Go
10 2 (3.85%) VB.NET
11 1 (1.92%) PHP
11 1 (1.92%) TypeScript
11 1 (1.92%) VB
Qualifications
1 8 (15.38%) Security Cleared
2 7 (13.46%) SC Cleared
3 3 (5.77%) Degree
4 2 (3.85%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (3.85%) Master's Degree
5 1 (1.92%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.85%) QA
2 1 (1.92%) JTAG
System Software
1 6 (11.54%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (3.85%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 3 (5.77%) Red Hat
2 2 (3.85%) Atlassian
2 2 (3.85%) Microsoft