Period
to 4 December 2021

The median annual salary for a Lead Software Engineer was £64,750 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 4 December 2021.

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

Lead Software Engineer
England > South East
6 months to
4 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 356 312 438
Rank change year-on-year -44 +126 +66
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Software Engineer 87 6 69
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 0.48% 0.066% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.51% 0.069% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 8 5 62
10th Percentile £47,425 £52,000 £41,375
25th Percentile £47,500 £66,250 £53,375
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £64,750 £75,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -13.67% +25.00% -
75th Percentile £71,625 £78,750 £65,000
90th Percentile £84,375 £98,250 £67,500
England median annual salary £90,000 £82,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% +26.92% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised 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.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
South East
Permanent vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 16,965 8,698 23,904
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.09% 96.32% 95.99%
Number of salaries quoted 11,984 7,246 19,880
10th Percentile £30,500 £30,000 £27,500
25th Percentile £40,000 £38,063 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
75th Percentile £67,500 £63,750 £62,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £75,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%

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 4 December 2021.

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 4 December 2021. 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
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire -45 61 £65,000 -
Surrey - 11 - -
East Sussex -27 7 £50,000 -31.03% 2
Kent -42 4 - -
Thames Valley -84 4 £63,750 -15.00% 5
Oxfordshire - 2 £77,500 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 2 £50,000 - 3
West Sussex - 1 - -
Lead Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 4 December 2021, Lead Software Engineer job roles required the following IT skills 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 86 (98.85%) Software Engineering
2 83 (95.40%) Agile Software Development
3 75 (86.21%) DevOps
4 70 (80.46%) Git (software)
5 66 (75.86%) Degree
6 65 (74.71%) React
7 64 (73.56%) Kafka
8 63 (72.41%) Jenkins
9 61 (70.11%) Java
10 58 (66.67%) Inclusion and Diversity
11 57 (65.52%) Full Stack Development
11 57 (65.52%) Finance
11 57 (65.52%) GitHub
12 56 (64.37%) Law
12 56 (64.37%) Business Continuity
12 56 (64.37%) Banking
12 56 (64.37%) User Experience
12 56 (64.37%) Microservices
12 56 (64.37%) Digital Banking
13 55 (63.22%) Computer Science
14 51 (58.62%) AWS
15 50 (57.47%) Scrum
16 48 (55.17%) RESTful
16 48 (55.17%) AngularJS
16 48 (55.17%) Ansible
17 46 (52.87%) Cucumber
18 45 (51.72%) Validation
18 45 (51.72%) Linux
19 44 (50.57%) CSS
19 44 (50.57%) Python

Lead Software Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 42 (48.28%) Apache
1 42 (48.28%) Apache Spark
1 42 (48.28%) GemFire
2 5 (5.75%) Cloud Foundry
Cloud Services
1 57 (65.52%) GitHub
2 51 (58.62%) AWS
3 38 (43.68%) Azure
4 36 (41.38%) Amazon Kinesis
4 36 (41.38%) GCP
5 7 (8.05%) Snowflake
6 6 (6.90%) OpenShift
7 5 (5.75%) PaaS
8 1 (1.15%) GitHub Actions
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.90%) Kerberos
2 3 (3.45%) DHCP
2 3 (3.45%) DNS
2 3 (3.45%) Firewall
2 3 (3.45%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (49.43%) PostgreSQL
2 42 (48.28%) HBase
2 42 (48.28%) Relational Database
3 38 (43.68%) Big Data
4 37 (42.53%) MariaDB
4 37 (42.53%) Redis
5 36 (41.38%) NoSQL
6 7 (8.05%) Data Lake
6 7 (8.05%) MongoDB
7 6 (6.90%) MySQL
8 5 (5.75%) Apache Hive
8 5 (5.75%) Hadoop
8 5 (5.75%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 70 (80.46%) Git (software)
2 63 (72.41%) Jenkins
3 46 (52.87%) Cucumber
4 44 (50.57%) Sonatype Nexus
5 42 (48.28%) Cypress.io
5 42 (48.28%) Eclipse
5 42 (48.28%) Gradle
5 42 (48.28%) IntelliJ
5 42 (48.28%) JUnit
5 42 (48.28%) Protractor
5 42 (48.28%) Storybook
6 38 (43.68%) SonarQube
7 37 (42.53%) Mockito
8 35 (40.23%) Artifactory
9 6 (6.90%) Maven
10 5 (5.75%) Appium
10 5 (5.75%) Selenium
General
1 58 (66.67%) Inclusion and Diversity
2 57 (65.52%) Finance
3 56 (64.37%) Banking
3 56 (64.37%) Law
4 8 (9.20%) Social Skills
5 3 (3.45%) Military
6 2 (2.30%) Marketing
6 2 (2.30%) Organisational Skills
7 1 (1.15%) Advertising
7 1 (1.15%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (74.71%) React
2 64 (73.56%) Kafka
3 48 (55.17%) AngularJS
3 48 (55.17%) RESTful
4 44 (50.57%) CSS
4 44 (50.57%) Node.js
5 42 (48.28%) Express
5 42 (48.28%) JSON
5 42 (48.28%) Redux
5 42 (48.28%) Spark Streaming
5 42 (48.28%) Spring
5 42 (48.28%) Tailwind CSS
5 42 (48.28%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 41 (47.13%) Play Framework
6 41 (47.13%) RabbitMQ
7 37 (42.53%) AssertJ
7 37 (42.53%) WireMock
8 34 (39.08%) LAMP
8 34 (39.08%) LAPP Stack
9 11 (12.64%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 56 (64.37%) User Experience
2 42 (48.28%) Linux Command Line
3 23 (26.44%) Self-Motivation
4 8 (9.20%) Algorithms
5 7 (8.05%) Life Science
6 6 (6.90%) Cloud Native
6 6 (6.90%) Photography
7 5 (5.75%) Virtual Team
8 2 (2.30%) Data Structures
9 1 (1.15%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 45 (51.72%) Linux
2 42 (48.28%) Unix
3 3 (3.45%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (98.85%) Software Engineering
2 83 (95.40%) Agile Software Development
3 75 (86.21%) DevOps
4 57 (65.52%) Full Stack Development
5 56 (64.37%) Business Continuity
5 56 (64.37%) Digital Banking
5 56 (64.37%) Microservices
6 55 (63.22%) Computer Science
7 50 (57.47%) Scrum
8 45 (51.72%) Validation
9 43 (49.43%) TDD
10 42 (48.28%) BDD
10 42 (48.28%) Cross-Browser Testing
11 39 (44.83%) Open Source
11 39 (44.83%) Scaled Agile Framework
11 39 (44.83%) User Stories
12 38 (43.68%) Acceptance Criteria
12 38 (43.68%) OO
12 38 (43.68%) Site Reliability Engineering
12 38 (43.68%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 61 (70.11%) Java
2 44 (50.57%) Python
3 42 (48.28%) Groovy
3 42 (48.28%) Shell Script
4 19 (21.84%) JavaScript
5 6 (6.90%) Java 8
5 6 (6.90%) TypeScript
6 3 (3.45%) Kotlin
7 2 (2.30%) C
7 2 (2.30%) C++
8 1 (1.15%) PHP
Qualifications
1 66 (75.86%) Degree
2 38 (43.68%) OCP
2 38 (43.68%) Oracle Certification
3 3 (3.45%) DV Cleared
3 3 (3.45%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.45%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.30%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (2.30%) PhD
5 1 (1.15%) ISEB
5 1 (1.15%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.15%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.15%) QA
System Software
1 42 (48.28%) HDFS
2 38 (43.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (17.24%) Docker
4 5 (5.75%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 48 (55.17%) Ansible
2 22 (25.29%) Kubernetes
3 7 (8.05%) Terraform
4 6 (6.90%) Apache Brooklyn
5 1 (1.15%) Grafana
5 1 (1.15%) Kibana
5 1 (1.15%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.15%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 42 (48.28%) Okta
1 42 (48.28%) VMware
2 7 (8.05%) Oracle
3 2 (2.30%) ANSYS
3 2 (2.30%) Bloomberg