The median annual salary for a Lead Software Engineer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

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

Lead Software Engineer
UK
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 716 833 900
Rank change year-on-year +117 +67  
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Software Engineer 159 114 88
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.12% 0.079%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.12% 0.082%
Number of salaries quoted 134 100 64
Median salary £55,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.33% +4.34%  
90% offered a salary of more than £42,658 £41,488 £47,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £80,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £50,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - -4.76%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. 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
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 85218 95218 107157
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.94% 96.54% 96.61%
Number of salaries quoted 69700 80264 88299
Median salary £46,000 £47,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.12% +4.44%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £73,000 £70,000 £71,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  

Lead Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Lead Software Engineer in the UK

Lead Software Engineer
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Lead Software Engineer in the UK

Lead Software Engineer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Lead Software Engineer over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Lead Software Engineer in the UK

Lead Software Engineer
Top 30 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 3 months to 22 June 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
England +88 146 £55,000 -4.34% 24
London +32 51 £80,000 +14.28% 7
South East +53 30 £55,000 +10.00% 4
South West +23 29 £47,960 +15.91% 2
Hampshire +42 16 £52,500 -12.50% 1
Yorkshire - 15 £55,000 - 5
South Yorkshire - 12 £55,000 - 1
Wales - 11 £49,039 - 1
West Wales - 11 £49,039 -
Swansea - 11 £49,039 -
North West -35 10 £52,500 +10.52% 3
Somerset 0 9 £32,500 -20.73%
Dorset +3 8 £57,500 +15.00% 1
Manchester -24 8 £60,000 +11.62% 1
Bristol - 8 £48,230 - 1
Portsmouth - 7 £45,000 -
East of England +4 6 £60,000 - 2
West Sussex - 6 £50,000 - 1
Bournemouth - 6 £57,500 -
Oxfordshire - 6 £65,000 -
Worthing - 6 £50,000 -
Cambridgeshire - 5 £60,000 - 2
Cambridge - 5 £60,000 - 2
Southampton +20 4 £60,000 - 1
Basingstoke - 4 £68,500 -
East Midlands +21 3 £55,000 -12.00%
West Midlands +10 3 £45,000 -21.73% 1
Nottinghamshire +3 3 £55,000 -12.00%
Nottingham -1 3 £55,000 -12.00%
Taunton -8 3 £41,500 +0.75%

Lead Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 featuring Lead Software Engineer in the job title.

1 321 (93.59%) Software Engineering
2 218 (63.56%) Agile Software Development
3 184 (53.64%) Java
4 142 (41.40%) JavaScript
5 128 (37.32%) TDD
6 127 (37.03%) C#
7 123 (35.86%) .NET
8 104 (30.32%) SQL
9 97 (28.28%) Linux
10 92 (26.82%) C
11 90 (26.24%) MVC
12 87 (25.36%) HTML
13 85 (24.78%) Scrum
14 77 (22.45%) OO
15 74 (21.57%) C++
16 66 (19.24%) ASP.NET
17 62 (18.08%) Finance
18 60 (17.49%) Amazon AWS
19 57 (16.62%) Unit Testing
20 55 (16.03%) Mentoring
21 53 (15.45%) Test Automation
22 50 (14.58%) Microsoft
23 49 (14.29%) Spring
23 49 (14.29%) Maven
24 48 (13.99%) SOAP
25 47 (13.70%) Open Source
25 47 (13.70%) REST
26 46 (13.41%) Degree
27 45 (13.12%) Windows
28 44 (12.83%) Python

Lead Software Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 38 (11.08%) Apache Spark
2 24 (7.00%) Elasticsearch
3 20 (5.83%) Apache Solr
4 16 (4.66%) Apache
5 10 (2.92%) IIS
6 9 (2.62%) SharePoint
7 6 (1.75%) CMS
8 5 (1.46%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 4 (1.17%) Apache Pig
10 2 (0.58%) Confluence
10 2 (0.58%) JBoss
10 2 (0.58%) OpenROAD
10 2 (0.58%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 1 (0.29%) Drupal
11 1 (0.29%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 1 (0.29%) Stata
Business Applications
1 8 (2.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 60 (17.49%) Amazon AWS
2 34 (9.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (4.08%) SaaS
4 9 (2.62%) Office 365
5 4 (1.17%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.87%) Amazon Kinesis
7 2 (0.58%) GitHub
7 2 (0.58%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.58%) IaaS
7 2 (0.58%) PaaS
8 1 (0.29%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 14 (4.08%) Ethernet
2 12 (3.50%) HTTP
3 7 (2.04%) Kerberos
4 5 (1.46%) TCP/IP
5 4 (1.17%) Wireless
6 3 (0.87%) DNS
7 2 (0.58%) Internet
7 2 (0.58%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (11.66%) Apache Cassandra
2 37 (10.79%) SQL Server
3 27 (7.87%) Big Data
3 27 (7.87%) MongoDB
4 24 (7.00%) Apache Hive
5 20 (5.83%) Spark SQL
6 19 (5.54%) NoSQL
7 18 (5.25%) MySQL
8 15 (4.37%) Hadoop
9 14 (4.08%) PostgreSQL
10 13 (3.79%) Relational Database
11 8 (2.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 8 (2.33%) Blockchain
12 7 (2.04%) DB2
12 7 (2.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 7 (2.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 6 (1.75%) Apache Accumulo
14 4 (1.17%) CouchDB
14 4 (1.17%) HBase
14 4 (1.17%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 49 (14.29%) Maven
2 34 (9.91%) Git (software)
3 30 (8.75%) JIRA
4 25 (7.29%) Visual Studio
5 21 (6.12%) Subversion
5 21 (6.12%) Team Foundation Server
6 20 (5.83%) Selenium
7 19 (5.54%) Ant
8 18 (5.25%) Eclipse
8 18 (5.25%) QUnit
9 16 (4.66%) Android Studio
10 8 (2.33%) Babel
10 8 (2.33%) webpack
11 7 (2.04%) TeamCity
12 6 (1.75%) Bitbucket
12 6 (1.75%) Vagrant
13 4 (1.17%) Artifactory
13 4 (1.17%) Jenkins
13 4 (1.17%) NuGet
13 4 (1.17%) Xcode
General
1 62 (18.08%) Finance
2 30 (8.75%) Retail
3 25 (7.29%) Banking
4 16 (4.66%) Investment Banking
4 16 (4.66%) Retail Banking
5 15 (4.37%) Military
6 14 (4.08%) Manufacturing
7 12 (3.50%) Electronics
8 10 (2.92%) Telecoms
9 9 (2.62%) Marketing
10 4 (1.17%) Advertising
10 4 (1.17%) Private Banking
11 3 (0.87%) Games
12 2 (0.58%) Law
13 1 (0.29%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.29%) Digital Economy
13 1 (0.29%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.29%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 123 (35.86%) .NET
2 87 (25.36%) HTML
3 66 (19.24%) ASP.NET
4 49 (14.29%) Spring
5 48 (13.99%) SOAP
6 47 (13.70%) REST
7 43 (12.54%) AngularJS
8 42 (12.24%) .NET Framework
8 42 (12.24%) XML
9 38 (11.08%) ASP.NET MVC
9 38 (11.08%) RESTful
10 33 (9.62%) CSS
10 33 (9.62%) Entity Framework
11 31 (9.04%) ASP.NET Web API
11 31 (9.04%) Web Services
12 30 (8.75%) WPF
13 28 (8.16%) JSON
14 26 (7.58%) React
15 25 (7.29%) Hibernate
15 25 (7.29%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 25 (7.29%) Enterprise Software
2 24 (7.00%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (5.83%) Semantic Web
4 19 (5.54%) Embedded Systems
5 18 (5.25%) Computer Science
6 15 (4.37%) Mobile App
7 13 (3.79%) User Experience
8 7 (2.04%) Virtual Team
9 6 (1.75%) Greenfield Project
10 5 (1.46%) Algorithms
11 4 (1.17%) Fintech
12 3 (0.87%) BBC
12 3 (0.87%) Blog
12 3 (0.87%) Data Structures
12 3 (0.87%) Internet of Things
13 2 (0.58%) Cyber Attack
13 2 (0.58%) Digital TV
13 2 (0.58%) MPEG
14 1 (0.29%) CUDA
14 1 (0.29%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 97 (28.28%) Linux
2 45 (13.12%) Windows
3 40 (11.66%) Unix
4 20 (5.83%) Android
4 20 (5.83%) Embedded Linux
5 14 (4.08%) Windows Embedded Compact
6 7 (2.04%) Windows Server
6 7 (2.04%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (1.46%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.58%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.29%) Debian
9 1 (0.29%) SUSE
9 1 (0.29%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 321 (93.59%) Software Engineering
2 218 (63.56%) Agile Software Development
3 128 (37.32%) TDD
4 90 (26.24%) MVC
5 85 (24.78%) Scrum
6 77 (22.45%) OO
7 57 (16.62%) Unit Testing
8 55 (16.03%) Mentoring
9 53 (15.45%) Test Automation
10 47 (13.70%) Open Source
11 44 (12.83%) Continuous Integration
12 43 (12.54%) BDD
13 41 (11.95%) Microservices
14 33 (9.62%) Customer Requirements
14 33 (9.62%) Waterfall
15 31 (9.04%) Continuous Delivery
15 31 (9.04%) OOP
16 30 (8.75%) UML
17 29 (8.45%) Line Management
17 29 (8.45%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 184 (53.64%) Java
2 142 (41.40%) JavaScript
3 127 (37.03%) C#
4 104 (30.32%) SQL
5 92 (26.82%) C
6 74 (21.57%) C++
7 44 (12.83%) Python
8 25 (7.29%) PHP
8 25 (7.29%) Scala
9 22 (6.41%) PL/SQL
10 18 (5.25%) Groovy
11 16 (4.66%) Ruby
12 15 (4.37%) T-SQL
13 14 (4.08%) Embedded C
14 12 (3.50%) ES6
15 11 (3.21%) Go
16 9 (2.62%) PowerShell
17 7 (2.04%) XPath
17 7 (2.04%) XQuery
18 6 (1.75%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 46 (13.41%) Degree
2 34 (9.91%) Security Cleared
3 14 (4.08%) SC Cleared
4 10 (2.92%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (1.17%) HNC
5 4 (1.17%) HND
6 3 (0.87%) PhD
7 1 (0.29%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.29%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (6.71%) QA
2 2 (0.58%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (5.25%) Docker
2 9 (2.62%) Firmware
3 7 (2.04%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.29%) Varnish
4 1 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 9 (2.62%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (2.33%) Kubernetes
3 5 (1.46%) Ansible
4 4 (1.17%) Oozie
5 2 (0.58%) Kibana
5 2 (0.58%) Puppet
6 1 (0.29%) Nagios
6 1 (0.29%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 50 (14.58%) Microsoft
2 37 (10.79%) Oracle
3 8 (2.33%) SAP
4 7 (2.04%) Zend
5 6 (1.75%) Google
6 5 (1.46%) Adobe
6 5 (1.46%) Twitter
7 3 (0.87%) Apple
7 3 (0.87%) Facebook
7 3 (0.87%) Red Hat
8 2 (0.58%) McAfee
8 2 (0.58%) Sony
9 1 (0.29%) AppDynamics
9 1 (0.29%) Freescale
9 1 (0.29%) New Relic
9 1 (0.29%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.29%) Splunk
9 1 (0.29%) Sun
9 1 (0.29%) Xamarin
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Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
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Salary: £60,000 per annum + 10% Bonus
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Salary: From £55,000 to £60,000 per annum
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