The median annual salary for a Lead Software Engineer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 30 March 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
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 672 856 898
Rank change year-on-year +184 +42  
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Software Engineer 182 94 71
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.21% 0.090% 0.066%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.093% 0.068%
Number of salaries quoted 162 88 53
Median salary £55,000 £60,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.33% +20.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £42,000 £47,500 £38,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £86,500 £63,500
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £55,000 £49,000
% change year-on-year -9.09% +12.24%  

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 82331 100795 104032
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.29% 96.38% 96.64%
Number of salaries quoted 68376 84445 84981
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,995 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% +3.75%  

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 30 March 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 30 March 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 +161 175 £55,000 -8.33% 21
South East +107 61 £55,000 -8.33% 5
London +67 46 £72,500 +7.40% 4
Hampshire +42 28 £47,500 -20.83% 4
South West +47 25 £42,000 -11.57% 2
Somerset +11 17 £42,000 -11.57% 1
Oxfordshire - 16 £65,000 -
East of England +41 13 £65,000 -35.00% 3
West Sussex +17 13 £50,000 -14.52%
Worthing - 13 £50,000 -
Portsmouth - 12 £45,000 - 1
Hertfordshire +22 10 £65,000 -35.00%
North West -8 10 £47,750 +12.35%
Manchester -16 9 £50,500 +18.82%
Wimbledon - 9 £72,500 -
Yorkshire +32 8 £60,000 +20.00% 4
East Midlands +14 7 £47,500 -32.14% 1
Nottingham +13 7 £47,500 -32.14% 1
Nottinghamshire +12 7 £47,500 -32.14% 1
West Midlands +32 6 £47,500 -2.56% 2
Southampton +17 6 £56,250 -6.25% 1
Kidlington - 5 £65,000 -
West Yorkshire - 5 £65,000 - 3
Birmingham +22 4 £55,000 -21.42% 1
Oldham - 4 - -
Ringwood - 4 £55,000 -
Fareham - 4 £52,500 -
City of London +30 3 £67,500 -22.85%
Scotland +17 3 - -
Basingstoke +10 3 £67,500 +8.00% 1

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

For the 6 months to 30 March 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.

1 287 (91.99%) Software Engineering
2 189 (60.58%) Agile Software Development
3 152 (48.72%) Java
4 130 (41.67%) C#
5 127 (40.71%) TDD
6 126 (40.38%) JavaScript
7 121 (38.78%) .NET
8 90 (28.85%) HTML
9 85 (27.24%) MVC
10 84 (26.92%) Scrum
11 82 (26.28%) SQL
12 69 (22.12%) C
13 66 (21.15%) ASP.NET
14 63 (20.19%) AngularJS
15 62 (19.87%) Linux
16 61 (19.55%) Degree
17 56 (17.95%) Microsoft
18 51 (16.35%) CSS
19 49 (15.71%) C++
20 48 (15.38%) Python
20 48 (15.38%) Spring
20 48 (15.38%) Apache Spark
21 44 (14.10%) SQL Server
21 44 (14.10%) XML
22 43 (13.78%) Apache Hive
23 41 (13.14%) Finance
23 41 (13.14%) Security Cleared
24 39 (12.50%) Open Source
24 39 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
25 38 (12.18%) RESTful

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 48 (15.38%) Apache Spark
2 32 (10.26%) Elasticsearch
3 27 (8.65%) Apache Pig
4 16 (5.13%) Apache Solr
5 9 (2.88%) IIS
5 9 (2.88%) SharePoint
6 8 (2.56%) Apache
7 6 (1.92%) CMS
8 5 (1.60%) JBoss
9 4 (1.28%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 3 (0.96%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 2 (0.64%) Drupal
11 2 (0.64%) OpenROAD
12 1 (0.32%) Mongrel
12 1 (0.32%) nginx
12 1 (0.32%) Sitecore CMS
12 1 (0.32%) WebLogic
12 1 (0.32%) WebSphere
Applications
1 21 (6.73%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (1.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 39 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
2 34 (10.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (5.77%) SaaS
4 9 (2.88%) Office 365
5 5 (1.60%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.96%) PaaS
7 2 (0.64%) IaaS
8 1 (0.32%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 1 (0.32%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.32%) Heroku
8 1 (0.32%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.56%) HTTP
2 7 (2.24%) TCP/IP
3 6 (1.92%) Kerberos
4 4 (1.28%) Internet
5 3 (0.96%) DNS
5 3 (0.96%) Ethernet
6 2 (0.64%) RS-232
6 2 (0.64%) RS-485
7 1 (0.32%) AMQP
7 1 (0.32%) Firewall
7 1 (0.32%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (14.10%) SQL Server
2 43 (13.78%) Apache Hive
3 38 (12.18%) MongoDB
4 37 (11.86%) Hadoop
4 37 (11.86%) MySQL
5 33 (10.58%) Big Data
6 24 (7.69%) Apache Cassandra
7 23 (7.37%) Relational Database
8 18 (5.77%) NoSQL
9 17 (5.45%) PostgreSQL
9 17 (5.45%) RDBMS
10 16 (5.13%) Spark SQL
11 13 (4.17%) Apache Accumulo
11 13 (4.17%) HBase
12 5 (1.60%) DB2
12 5 (1.60%) RavenDB
12 5 (1.60%) SQL Server 2005
13 4 (1.28%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 4 (1.28%) Blockchain
14 3 (0.96%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 30 (9.62%) Git (software)
2 23 (7.37%) Maven
3 21 (6.73%) Selenium
4 20 (6.41%) Team Foundation Server
5 18 (5.77%) Ant
6 14 (4.49%) JIRA
6 14 (4.49%) QUnit
6 14 (4.49%) Subversion
6 14 (4.49%) Visual Studio
7 13 (4.17%) Vagrant
8 8 (2.56%) Eclipse
8 8 (2.56%) JUnit
9 6 (1.92%) Jenkins
10 5 (1.60%) NuGet
11 4 (1.28%) Android Studio
11 4 (1.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 4 (1.28%) Babel
11 4 (1.28%) NetBeans
11 4 (1.28%) webpack
12 3 (0.96%) Xcode
General
1 41 (13.14%) Finance
2 22 (7.05%) Military
3 14 (4.49%) Manufacturing
3 14 (4.49%) Retail
4 10 (3.21%) Electronics
4 10 (3.21%) Telecoms
5 8 (2.56%) Banking
6 6 (1.92%) Marketing
7 4 (1.28%) Advertising
7 4 (1.28%) Games
8 2 (0.64%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.64%) Corporate Banking
8 2 (0.64%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.64%) Publishing
9 1 (0.32%) Avionics
9 1 (0.32%) Billing
9 1 (0.32%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.32%) Law
9 1 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 121 (38.78%) .NET
2 90 (28.85%) HTML
3 66 (21.15%) ASP.NET
4 63 (20.19%) AngularJS
5 51 (16.35%) CSS
6 48 (15.38%) Spring
7 44 (14.10%) XML
8 38 (12.18%) ASP.NET MVC
8 38 (12.18%) RESTful
9 37 (11.86%) Node.js
10 36 (11.54%) HTML5
11 35 (11.22%) SOAP
11 35 (11.22%) Web Services
12 32 (10.26%) ASP.NET Web API
13 30 (9.62%) Hibernate
13 30 (9.62%) jQuery
14 29 (9.29%) .NET Framework
15 26 (8.33%) Entity Framework
15 26 (8.33%) REST
16 23 (7.37%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 21 (6.73%) Computer Science
2 16 (5.13%) Semantic Web
3 12 (3.85%) Embedded Systems
4 10 (3.21%) Blog
5 9 (2.88%) BBC
6 7 (2.24%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (1.92%) PKI
8 5 (1.60%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (1.60%) Mobile App
8 5 (1.60%) Virtual Team
9 4 (1.28%) User Experience
10 3 (0.96%) Digital TV
10 3 (0.96%) MPEG
11 2 (0.64%) Algorithms
11 2 (0.64%) Cyber Attack
11 2 (0.64%) Device Driver
11 2 (0.64%) Digital Media
11 2 (0.64%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 2 (0.64%) iPad
12 1 (0.32%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 62 (19.87%) Linux
2 26 (8.33%) Windows
3 15 (4.81%) Unix
4 7 (2.24%) Embedded Linux
5 6 (1.92%) Android
6 3 (0.96%) Windows Embedded Compact
7 2 (0.64%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.64%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.64%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.32%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.32%) Debian
8 1 (0.32%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 287 (91.99%) Software Engineering
2 189 (60.58%) Agile Software Development
3 127 (40.71%) TDD
4 85 (27.24%) MVC
5 84 (26.92%) Scrum
6 39 (12.50%) Open Source
7 38 (12.18%) Continuous Delivery
7 38 (12.18%) DevOps
8 37 (11.86%) OO
9 36 (11.54%) Mentoring
10 33 (10.58%) SDLC
11 29 (9.29%) Unit Testing
12 26 (8.33%) BDD
13 25 (8.01%) Line Management
13 25 (8.01%) UML
14 24 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
15 23 (7.37%) Waterfall
16 22 (7.05%) Microservices
17 20 (6.41%) OOP
17 20 (6.41%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 152 (48.72%) Java
2 130 (41.67%) C#
3 126 (40.38%) JavaScript
4 82 (26.28%) SQL
5 69 (22.12%) C
6 49 (15.71%) C++
7 48 (15.38%) Python
8 29 (9.29%) Ruby
9 27 (8.65%) PHP
10 19 (6.09%) Perl
11 17 (5.45%) Groovy
12 15 (4.81%) Scala
13 11 (3.53%) Embedded C
14 9 (2.88%) Bash Shell
14 9 (2.88%) PowerShell
14 9 (2.88%) T-SQL
15 7 (2.24%) ES6
15 7 (2.24%) PHP 7
16 6 (1.92%) Clojure
16 6 (1.92%) XPath
Qualifications
1 61 (19.55%) Degree
2 41 (13.14%) Security Cleared
3 19 (6.09%) SC Cleared
4 8 (2.56%) DV Cleared
4 8 (2.56%) PhD
5 4 (1.28%) HNC
5 4 (1.28%) HND
6 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.32%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.32%) Postgraduate
6 1 (0.32%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (7.69%) QA
2 2 (0.64%) ISO 9001
2 2 (0.64%) SLA
2 2 (0.64%) TickIT
3 1 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.32%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.32%) SDET
System Software
1 19 (6.09%) Docker
2 14 (4.49%) Hyper-V
2 14 (4.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (2.56%) Firmware
4 6 (1.92%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 14 (4.49%) Ansible
2 13 (4.17%) Oozie
3 5 (1.60%) Kubernetes
4 3 (0.96%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.64%) Nagios
6 1 (0.32%) Opsview
6 1 (0.32%) Puppet
6 1 (0.32%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 56 (17.95%) Microsoft
2 31 (9.94%) Oracle
3 14 (4.49%) VMware
4 12 (3.85%) Zend
5 7 (2.24%) Sony
5 7 (2.24%) Twitter
6 5 (1.60%) SAP
7 4 (1.28%) Adobe
7 4 (1.28%) Red Hat
8 2 (0.64%) Apple
8 2 (0.64%) Freescale
8 2 (0.64%) Intel Security
8 2 (0.64%) Splunk
9 1 (0.32%) AppDynamics
9 1 (0.32%) Google
9 1 (0.32%) New Relic
9 1 (0.32%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.32%) Sun
Surrey
set2recruit
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
South Wales
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: £60,000 per annum + 10% Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
North West London
Oscar
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Somerset
Datasource Computer Employment
Posted: 18 hours ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: From £55,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Poole, Dorset
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Package
Posted: 3 days ago
Swansea, West Glamorgan
Experis Ltd
Salary: £24876.00 - £60649.00 per annum + +pension
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + stock options
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40k-50k + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Aldershot, Hampshire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Excellent Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
South Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Softweb Resourcing Limited
Salary: From £50,000 to £70,000 per annum Pension + Stock + More
Posted: 5 days ago
Nottingham
Hays London City Cheapside
Posted: 23 days ago
ColinDale, North West London
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: £60,000 - £100,000 per year
Posted: 9 days ago
West Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £very competitive + benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
London
Energon Global
Salary: £65000.00 - £75000.00 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
London
BAE SYSTEMS
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 20 days ago
Worcestershire
CPS Group Limited
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Pension, Bonus
Posted: 17 days ago
Birmingham
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £50000 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago
Leeds, Yorkshire
Sky Betting and Gaming
Posted: 22 days ago
Basingstoke
People Source Consulting
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 16 days ago