Lead Software Engineer Jobs in the UK excluding London

Lead Software Engineer
UK > UK excluding London

The median Lead Software Engineer salary in the UK excluding London is £70,000 per year according to job vacancies posted during the 6 months to 27 May 2024.

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

6 months to
27 May 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 230 568 608
Rank change year-on-year +338 +40 -62
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Software Engineer 902 190 272
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 1.22% 0.33% 0.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.29% 0.37% 0.39%
Number of salaries quoted 156 126 150
10th Percentile £52,500 £53,750 -
25th Percentile £62,188 £55,688 £52,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £66,750 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.87% +2.69% +10.17%
75th Percentile £87,500 £95,000 £84,688
90th Percentile £97,500 £109,243 £95,000
UK median annual salary £85,000 £82,250 £77,500
% change year-on-year +3.34% +6.13% +10.71%

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
UK excluding London

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London. 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 UK excluding London with a recognized job title 69,899 52,023 70,286
% of permanent jobs with a recognized job title 94.91% 89.12% 95.67%
Number of salaries quoted 49,392 29,903 42,846
10th Percentile £26,750 £29,750 £28,500
25th Percentile £35,000 £38,750 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £53,500 £50,173
Median % change year-on-year -6.54% +6.63% +5.63%
75th Percentile £63,750 £68,750 £66,250
90th Percentile £76,250 £81,250 £80,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year -12.50% - +9.09%

Lead Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Job vacancy trend for Lead Software Engineer in the UK excluding London

Lead Software Engineer
Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Lead Software Engineer in the UK excluding London.

Salary trend for Lead Software Engineer in the UK excluding London

Lead Software Engineer
Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Lead Software Engineer in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 27 May 2024.

Salary histogram for Lead Software Engineer in the UK excluding London

Lead Software Engineer
Job Locations in the UK excluding London

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 UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 27 May 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
Scotland +128 703 £80,000 +23.08% 3
South East +37 63 £75,000 -6.25% 30
North of England +60 53 £70,000 -12.10% 11
South West +3 48 £70,000 -2.78% 3
North West +28 38 £70,000 -6.67% 7
Midlands +3 29 £85,000 +47.83% 9
West Midlands +21 22 £85,000 +47.83% 3
Yorkshire +59 12 £68,000 -14.61% 3
East Midlands -25 7 £95,000 +72.73% 5
Northern Ireland +12 4 £95,000 +58.33%
North East - 3 £35,000 - 1
East of England -4 2 £72,500 - 4
Lead Software Engineer
UK

Lead Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities in the UK excluding London

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 UK excluding London region featuring Lead Software Engineer in the job title.

1 902 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 739 (81.93%) Agile
3 701 (77.72%) Finance
4 685 (75.94%) Law
4 685 (75.94%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 670 (74.28%) Operational Stability
6 628 (69.62%) SDLC
7 568 (62.97%) CI/CD
8 559 (61.97%) Marketing
9 532 (58.98%) Java
10 495 (54.88%) Community of Practice
11 406 (45.01%) Artificial Intelligence
12 400 (44.35%) Machine Learning
13 371 (41.13%) Architectural Design
14 364 (40.35%) AWS
15 348 (38.58%) Information Architecture
16 340 (37.69%) SQL
17 339 (37.58%) Cloud Native
18 292 (32.37%) Continuous Delivery
19 248 (27.49%) Python
20 200 (22.17%) Spring
21 197 (21.84%) NoSQL
22 182 (20.18%) Apache Spark
23 174 (19.29%) JavaScript
24 173 (19.18%) Problem-Solving
25 164 (18.18%) React
26 155 (17.18%) Tech Ops
27 149 (16.52%) Big Data
28 142 (15.74%) Kafka
29 135 (14.97%) Scala

Lead Software Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities in the UK excluding London 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
1 182 (20.18%) Apache Spark
2 52 (5.76%) Apache Airflow
3 32 (3.55%) Cloud Foundry
3 32 (3.55%) FileNet
4 21 (2.33%) GemFire
5 4 (0.44%) Apache
6 1 (0.11%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 4 (0.44%) CANalyzer
2 2 (0.22%) Simulink
3 1 (0.11%) MicroStation
Business Applications
1 1 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 364 (40.35%) AWS
2 85 (9.42%) Azure
3 49 (5.43%) Datadog
4 48 (5.32%) GCP
5 33 (3.66%) Amazon S3
6 22 (2.44%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 10 (1.11%) Amazon Kinesis
7 10 (1.11%) Azure DevOps
8 9 (1.00%) Azure Cosmos DB
8 9 (1.00%) GitHub
8 9 (1.00%) GitHub Actions
9 7 (0.78%) Amazon MSK
10 6 (0.67%) Serverless
11 5 (0.55%) Azure Storage
12 4 (0.44%) Amazon ECS
12 4 (0.44%) Azure Monitor
13 3 (0.33%) Amazon EKS
13 3 (0.33%) AWS Lambda
13 3 (0.33%) SaaS
14 2 (0.22%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 82 (9.09%) Kerberos
2 6 (0.67%) RS-485
3 4 (0.44%) Ethernet
3 4 (0.44%) RS-232
3 4 (0.44%) TCP/IP
3 4 (0.44%) Wireless
3 4 (0.44%) Wireshark
4 2 (0.22%) 3GPP
4 2 (0.22%) 5G
4 2 (0.22%) HTTP
4 2 (0.22%) Modbus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 197 (21.84%) NoSQL
2 149 (16.52%) Big Data
3 73 (8.09%) Elasticsearch
4 71 (7.87%) Apache Cassandra
5 65 (7.21%) Metadata
6 39 (4.32%) Relational Database
7 38 (4.21%) CockroachDB
8 30 (3.33%) MongoDB
9 25 (2.77%) Amazon Aurora
10 21 (2.33%) Hazelcast
11 20 (2.22%) Looker
12 12 (1.33%) PostgreSQL
13 11 (1.22%) DynamoDB
14 10 (1.11%) MySQL
15 7 (0.78%) SQL Server
16 6 (0.67%) Azure SQL Database
16 6 (0.67%) CouchDB
17 4 (0.44%) Data Lake
17 4 (0.44%) Data Warehouse
18 3 (0.33%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 77 (8.54%) Jenkins
2 68 (7.54%) Git
3 65 (7.21%) Artifactory
3 65 (7.21%) Bitbucket
4 54 (5.99%) JUnit
5 37 (4.10%) Cypress.io
6 22 (2.44%) Jasmine
6 22 (2.44%) Karma Test Runner
6 22 (2.44%) Protractor
6 22 (2.44%) Selenium
6 22 (2.44%) WebDriver
7 21 (2.33%) Jaeger
8 15 (1.66%) Cucumber
9 9 (1.00%) CircleCI
10 7 (0.78%) Gradle
11 5 (0.55%) Visual Studio
12 4 (0.44%) CANoe
12 4 (0.44%) GitLab
13 3 (0.33%) Maven
14 2 (0.22%) Subversion
General
1 701 (77.72%) Finance
2 685 (75.94%) Inclusion and Diversity
2 685 (75.94%) Law
3 559 (61.97%) Marketing
4 132 (14.63%) Banking
5 127 (14.08%) Influencing Skills
6 126 (13.97%) Investment Banking
7 99 (10.98%) Social Skills
8 27 (2.99%) Financial Institution
9 22 (2.44%) Prime Brokerage
10 17 (1.88%) Presentation Skills
11 13 (1.44%) Manufacturing
11 13 (1.44%) Retail
12 9 (1.00%) Aviation
12 9 (1.00%) Organisational Skills
12 9 (1.00%) Public Sector
13 8 (0.89%) Automotive
14 6 (0.67%) Legal
14 6 (0.67%) Military
14 6 (0.67%) Tech for Good
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 200 (22.17%) Spring
2 164 (18.18%) React
3 142 (15.74%) Kafka
4 123 (13.64%) JSON
5 121 (13.41%) CSS
5 121 (13.41%) HTML
6 102 (11.31%) AngularJS
7 99 (10.98%) Spring Boot
8 94 (10.42%) Web Services
9 86 (9.53%) PySpark
9 86 (9.53%) RESTful
10 78 (8.65%) Node.js
11 70 (7.76%) XML
12 69 (7.65%) J2EE
13 67 (7.43%) Hibernate
14 65 (7.21%) JSON-LD
14 65 (7.21%) LDAP
14 65 (7.21%) OpenID
14 65 (7.21%) SAML
15 63 (6.98%) OpenTelemetry
Miscellaneous
1 339 (37.58%) Cloud Native
2 129 (14.30%) Public Cloud
3 81 (8.98%) Management Information System
4 65 (7.21%) Enterprise Cloud
4 65 (7.21%) Reference Data
5 39 (4.32%) Distributed Systems
6 28 (3.10%) Product Ownership
7 25 (2.77%) Private Cloud
8 22 (2.44%) Data Structures
9 21 (2.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 21 (2.33%) Replication
10 10 (1.11%) Self-Motivation
11 8 (0.89%) Blog
11 8 (0.89%) Greenfield Project
11 8 (0.89%) Media Streaming
12 7 (0.78%) Client/Server
13 6 (0.67%) PropTech
14 5 (0.55%) Algorithms
14 5 (0.55%) Robotics
15 4 (0.44%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 73 (8.09%) Linux
2 19 (2.11%) Windows
3 8 (0.89%) Embedded Linux
4 7 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (0.33%) Unix
6 2 (0.22%) CentOS
6 2 (0.22%) Rocky
Processes & Methodologies
1 902 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 739 (81.93%) Agile
3 670 (74.28%) Operational Stability
4 628 (69.62%) SDLC
5 568 (62.97%) CI/CD
6 495 (54.88%) Community of Practice
7 406 (45.01%) Artificial Intelligence
8 400 (44.35%) Machine Learning
9 371 (41.13%) Architectural Design
10 348 (38.58%) Information Architecture
11 292 (32.37%) Continuous Delivery
12 173 (19.18%) Problem-Solving
13 155 (17.18%) Tech Ops
14 129 (14.30%) Microservices
15 121 (13.41%) Performance Tuning
16 111 (12.31%) Decision-Making
17 106 (11.75%) Data Modelling
18 105 (11.64%) Coaching
19 96 (10.64%) Mentoring
20 93 (10.31%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 532 (58.98%) Java
2 340 (37.69%) SQL
3 248 (27.49%) Python
4 174 (19.29%) JavaScript
5 135 (14.97%) Scala
6 101 (11.20%) TypeScript
7 76 (8.43%) Go
8 65 (7.21%) Prolog
8 65 (7.21%) SPARQL
9 58 (6.43%) C#
10 27 (2.99%) C++
11 26 (2.88%) C
12 22 (2.44%) Groovy
13 6 (0.67%) VB.NET
14 5 (0.55%) Haskell
15 4 (0.44%) PL/SQL
16 2 (0.22%) Assembly Language
16 2 (0.22%) Kotlin
16 2 (0.22%) MATLAB
16 2 (0.22%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 19 (2.11%) AWS Certification
1 19 (2.11%) Degree
2 15 (1.66%) Security Cleared
3 12 (1.33%) Computer Science Degree
4 9 (1.00%) SC Cleared
5 6 (0.67%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (0.33%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (4.21%) Accessibility
2 34 (3.77%) Data Quality
3 20 (2.22%) PMO
4 10 (1.11%) QA
5 4 (0.44%) Def Stans
5 4 (0.44%) IEC 61508
5 4 (0.44%) ISO 26262
5 4 (0.44%) MISRA
5 4 (0.44%) MISRA C
System Software
1 65 (7.21%) Active Directory
2 33 (3.66%) Docker
3 6 (0.67%) Embedded Firmware
3 6 (0.67%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 123 (13.64%) Kubernetes
2 70 (7.76%) Terraform
3 63 (6.98%) Grafana
4 42 (4.66%) Prometheus
5 21 (2.33%) HAProxy
5 21 (2.33%) ITRS Geneos
5 21 (2.33%) Kibana
5 21 (2.33%) Zipkin
6 1 (0.11%) Ansible
6 1 (0.11%) Podman
Vendors
1 121 (13.41%) Oracle
2 72 (7.98%) Splunk
3 65 (7.21%) Dynatrace
4 23 (2.55%) Atlassian
5 18 (2.00%) SaltStack
6 17 (1.88%) Google
7 16 (1.77%) Microsoft
8 8 (0.89%) Red Hat
9 5 (0.55%) Databricks