Lead Software Engineer Jobs

Lead Software Engineer
UK

The median Lead Software Engineer salary in the UK is £87,500 per year, according to job vacancies posted during the 6 months leading to 23 June 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 Jun 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 262 607 540
Rank change year-on-year +345 -67 +68
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Software Engineer 1,125 333 1,059
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.02% 0.36% 0.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.08% 0.39% 0.64%
Number of salaries quoted 348 230 373
10th Percentile £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
25th Percentile £70,000 £63,188 £62,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £87,500 £81,000 £77,500
Median % change year-on-year +8.02% +4.52% +10.71%
75th Percentile £125,000 £107,500 £97,500
90th Percentile £165,000 £122,500 £118,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year +7.69% - +13.04%

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
UK

For comparison with the information above, the following table provides summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. 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 with a recognized job title 104,121 84,323 165,675
% of permanent jobs with a recognized job title 94.77% 91.19% 95.89%
Number of salaries quoted 73,469 54,972 85,174
10th Percentile £28,500 £32,500 £32,500
25th Percentile £38,603 £45,000 £42,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £60,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -12.50% - +9.09%
75th Percentile £70,000 £80,000 £78,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £100,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £53,519 £50,296
% change year-on-year -6.58% +6.41% +5.89%

Lead Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Lead Software Engineer in the UK

Lead Software Engineer
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Lead Software Engineer.

Salary trend for Lead Software Engineer in the UK

Lead Software Engineer
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Lead Software Engineer over the 6 months to 23 June 2024.

Salary histogram for Lead Software Engineer in the UK

Lead Software Engineer
Top 16 Job Locations

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 over the 6 months to 23 June 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
UK excluding London +320 918 £70,000 +7.69% 27
Scotland +120 616 £75,000 +15.38% 5
England +219 500 £87,500 - 53
London +153 199 £135,000 +31.71% 33
Work from Home +28 184 £102,500 +20.59% 25
North of England +105 129 £70,000 -12.10% 4
North West +69 105 £70,000 -9.46% 4
South East +15 69 £75,000 +7.14% 4
South West -1 57 £70,000 -2.78% 5
Midlands -16 39 £70,000 +21.74% 9
West Midlands +9 23 £85,000 +47.83% 5
Yorkshire +61 16 £68,000 -14.61%
East Midlands -27 16 £45,000 -18.18% 4
North East - 8 £35,000 -
Northern Ireland +10 5 £95,000 +58.33%
East of England -13 3 £81,250 +12.07%

Lead Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 featuring Lead Software Engineer in the job title.

1 1,125 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 849 (75.47%) Agile
3 739 (65.69%) Finance
4 686 (60.98%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 613 (54.49%) Law
6 585 (52.00%) Operational Stability
7 569 (50.58%) Java
8 559 (49.69%) SDLC
9 541 (48.09%) CI/CD
10 478 (42.49%) Marketing
11 440 (39.11%) Community of Practice
12 423 (37.60%) AWS
13 419 (37.24%) Machine Learning
14 360 (32.00%) Artificial Intelligence
15 338 (30.04%) Cloud Native
16 333 (29.60%) SQL
17 331 (29.42%) Python
17 331 (29.42%) Architectural Design
18 306 (27.20%) Information Architecture
19 262 (23.29%) JavaScript
20 261 (23.20%) Continuous Delivery
21 242 (21.51%) Problem-Solving
22 212 (18.84%) Mentoring
23 199 (17.69%) Spring
24 195 (17.33%) TypeScript
25 192 (17.07%) Banking
26 187 (16.62%) NoSQL
27 186 (16.53%) Investment Banking
28 165 (14.67%) React
29 163 (14.49%) Apache Spark

Lead Software Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities 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
1 163 (14.49%) Apache Spark
2 127 (11.29%) Apache Airflow
3 86 (7.64%) Apache
4 32 (2.84%) Cloud Foundry
4 32 (2.84%) FileNet
5 21 (1.87%) GemFire
6 4 (0.36%) Apache Pulsar
6 4 (0.36%) Confluence
7 2 (0.18%) Drupal
7 2 (0.18%) Ethereum
8 1 (0.089%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 4 (0.36%) CANalyzer
2 2 (0.18%) Simulink
3 1 (0.089%) MicroStation
Business Applications
1 9 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.089%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 423 (37.60%) AWS
2 142 (12.62%) GCP
3 118 (10.49%) Azure
4 78 (6.93%) dbt
5 73 (6.49%) Snowflake
6 50 (4.44%) Datadog
7 33 (2.93%) Amazon S3
8 26 (2.31%) Amazon ECS
9 21 (1.87%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 18 (1.60%) Amazon EKS
11 17 (1.51%) Azure DevOps
12 16 (1.42%) Serverless
13 13 (1.16%) Amazon Kinesis
13 13 (1.16%) Azure Cosmos DB
13 13 (1.16%) GitHub
13 13 (1.16%) GitHub Actions
14 12 (1.07%) Amazon EC2
14 12 (1.07%) AWS Lambda
15 11 (0.98%) Dynamics 365
15 11 (0.98%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 82 (7.29%) Kerberos
2 6 (0.53%) RS-485
3 5 (0.44%) Ethernet
4 4 (0.36%) HTTP
4 4 (0.36%) RS-232
4 4 (0.36%) TCP/IP
4 4 (0.36%) Wireless
4 4 (0.36%) Wireshark
5 2 (0.18%) 3GPP
5 2 (0.18%) 5G
5 2 (0.18%) Modbus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 187 (16.62%) NoSQL
2 130 (11.56%) Big Data
3 78 (6.93%) Amazon Athena
4 76 (6.76%) Apache Arrow
4 76 (6.76%) Apache Ignite
4 76 (6.76%) Data Lake
4 76 (6.76%) Dremio
5 75 (6.67%) Apache Cassandra
6 67 (5.96%) Elasticsearch
6 67 (5.96%) Metadata
7 38 (3.38%) CockroachDB
8 30 (2.67%) Relational Database
9 29 (2.58%) Amazon Aurora
10 25 (2.22%) MongoDB
11 21 (1.87%) Hazelcast
12 20 (1.78%) PostgreSQL
12 20 (1.78%) SQL Server
13 19 (1.69%) DynamoDB
14 12 (1.07%) Looker
15 11 (0.98%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 75 (6.67%) Git
2 70 (6.22%) Jenkins
3 65 (5.78%) Artifactory
3 65 (5.78%) Bitbucket
4 55 (4.89%) JUnit
5 37 (3.29%) Cypress.io
6 22 (1.96%) Jasmine
6 22 (1.96%) Karma Test Runner
6 22 (1.96%) Protractor
6 22 (1.96%) Selenium
6 22 (1.96%) WebDriver
7 21 (1.87%) Jaeger
8 15 (1.33%) Cucumber
9 9 (0.80%) CircleCI
10 8 (0.71%) GitLab
11 7 (0.62%) Gradle
11 7 (0.62%) JIRA
12 5 (0.44%) Visual Studio
13 4 (0.36%) CANoe
14 3 (0.27%) Maven
General
1 739 (65.69%) Finance
2 686 (60.98%) Inclusion and Diversity
3 613 (54.49%) Law
4 478 (42.49%) Marketing
5 192 (17.07%) Banking
6 186 (16.53%) Investment Banking
7 115 (10.22%) Social Skills
8 101 (8.98%) Influencing Skills
9 83 (7.38%) Front Office
10 22 (1.96%) Prime Brokerage
11 21 (1.87%) Financial Institution
12 20 (1.78%) Legal
13 19 (1.69%) Manufacturing
14 16 (1.42%) Retail
15 10 (0.89%) Public Sector
16 9 (0.80%) Aviation
16 9 (0.80%) Organisational Skills
16 9 (0.80%) Tech for Good
17 8 (0.71%) Analytical Skills
17 8 (0.71%) Presentation Skills
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 199 (17.69%) Spring
2 165 (14.67%) React
3 140 (12.44%) Kafka
4 133 (11.82%) JSON
5 125 (11.11%) CSS
5 125 (11.11%) HTML
6 113 (10.04%) AngularJS
7 97 (8.62%) Spring Boot
7 97 (8.62%) Web Services
8 96 (8.53%) RESTful
9 89 (7.91%) Node.js
10 87 (7.73%) PySpark
11 85 (7.56%) .NET
12 80 (7.11%) XML
13 76 (6.76%) gRPC
13 76 (6.76%) NumPy
13 76 (6.76%) Pandas
13 76 (6.76%) Protocol Buffers
13 76 (6.76%) SciPy
14 72 (6.40%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 338 (30.04%) Cloud Native
2 102 (9.07%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 96 (8.53%) Public Cloud
4 83 (7.38%) Fixed Income
5 82 (7.29%) Management Information System
6 81 (7.20%) Derivative
6 81 (7.20%) Equities
6 81 (7.20%) Hedge funds
7 73 (6.49%) Cyberattack
8 65 (5.78%) Enterprise Cloud
8 65 (5.78%) Reference Data
9 64 (5.69%) Distributed Systems
10 34 (3.02%) Data Structures
11 22 (1.96%) Product Ownership
12 21 (1.87%) Replication
13 17 (1.51%) Client/Server
14 16 (1.42%) Private Cloud
15 14 (1.24%) Legacy Code
16 13 (1.16%) Algorithms
16 13 (1.16%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 84 (7.47%) Linux
2 19 (1.69%) Windows
3 8 (0.71%) Embedded Linux
4 7 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (0.44%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.27%) Unix
7 2 (0.18%) Android
7 2 (0.18%) CentOS
7 2 (0.18%) Rocky
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,125 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 849 (75.47%) Agile
3 585 (52.00%) Operational Stability
4 559 (49.69%) SDLC
5 541 (48.09%) CI/CD
6 440 (39.11%) Community of Practice
7 419 (37.24%) Machine Learning
8 360 (32.00%) Artificial Intelligence
9 331 (29.42%) Architectural Design
10 306 (27.20%) Information Architecture
11 261 (23.20%) Continuous Delivery
12 242 (21.51%) Problem-Solving
13 212 (18.84%) Mentoring
14 147 (13.07%) Microservices
15 131 (11.64%) Tech Ops
16 112 (9.96%) User Experience
17 110 (9.78%) Coaching
17 110 (9.78%) Site Reliability Engineering
18 109 (9.69%) Performance Tuning
19 107 (9.51%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 569 (50.58%) Java
2 333 (29.60%) SQL
3 331 (29.42%) Python
4 262 (23.29%) JavaScript
5 195 (17.33%) TypeScript
6 140 (12.44%) Scala
7 101 (8.98%) Go
8 89 (7.91%) C#
9 65 (5.78%) Prolog
9 65 (5.78%) SPARQL
10 48 (4.27%) C
11 46 (4.09%) C++
12 28 (2.49%) Kotlin
13 23 (2.04%) Groovy
14 19 (1.69%) Rust
15 9 (0.80%) T-SQL
16 6 (0.53%) VB.NET
17 5 (0.44%) Haskell
17 5 (0.44%) PHP
17 5 (0.44%) Swift
Qualifications
1 31 (2.76%) Degree
2 22 (1.96%) Computer Science Degree
3 19 (1.69%) Security Cleared
4 18 (1.60%) AWS Certification
5 9 (0.80%) SC Cleared
6 6 (0.53%) AWS Certified Solutions Architect
6 6 (0.53%) BPSS Clearance
6 6 (0.53%) Master's Degree
7 4 (0.36%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (3.11%) Accessibility
2 34 (3.02%) QA
3 28 (2.49%) Data Quality
4 12 (1.07%) PMO
5 4 (0.36%) Def Stans
5 4 (0.36%) IEC 61508
5 4 (0.36%) ISO 26262
5 4 (0.36%) MISRA
5 4 (0.36%) MISRA C
System Software
1 65 (5.78%) Active Directory
2 47 (4.18%) Docker
3 13 (1.16%) Virtual Machines
4 6 (0.53%) Embedded Firmware
4 6 (0.53%) Firmware
5 3 (0.27%) Ceph
5 3 (0.27%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 153 (13.60%) Kubernetes
2 92 (8.18%) Terraform
3 63 (5.60%) Grafana
4 42 (3.73%) Prometheus
5 21 (1.87%) HAProxy
5 21 (1.87%) ITRS Geneos
5 21 (1.87%) Kibana
5 21 (1.87%) Zipkin
6 5 (0.44%) Ansible
7 3 (0.27%) Knative
8 1 (0.089%) Argo
8 1 (0.089%) Istio
8 1 (0.089%) Podman
Vendors
1 106 (9.42%) Oracle
2 73 (6.49%) Splunk
3 66 (5.87%) Dynatrace
4 49 (4.36%) Microsoft
5 39 (3.47%) Google
6 18 (1.60%) SaltStack
7 15 (1.33%) Atlassian
8 12 (1.07%) Bloomberg
8 12 (1.07%) Reuters
9 8 (0.71%) Red Hat
10 5 (0.44%) Databricks
11 2 (0.18%) Amplitude
11 2 (0.18%) NVIDIA
12 1 (0.089%) Infragistics
12 1 (0.089%) Sony