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The median annual salary for a Lead Software Engineer was £77,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 August 2022.

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
6 months to
17 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 510 536 604
Rank change year-on-year +26 +68 +167
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Software Engineer 1,100 572 162
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.66% 0.50% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.72% 0.54% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 449 265 140
10th Percentile £52,500 £52,500 £49,875
25th Percentile £55,000 £63,750 £57,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £77,500 £80,000 £67,500
Median % change year-on-year -3.13% +18.52% -5.90%
75th Percentile £90,000 £110,000 £85,000
90th Percentile £110,500 £137,500 £100,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% +4.35%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes 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.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
UK
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 153,117 105,830 58,330
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.96% 91.62% 94.85%
Number of salaries quoted 83,002 74,205 47,663
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,500 £31,250
25th Percentile £43,750 £41,250 £40,052
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% - +10.00%
75th Percentile £78,750 £75,000 £72,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,258 £88,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +10.53% - +5.56%

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 17 August 2022.

Salary histogram for Lead Software Engineer in the UK

Lead Software Engineer
Top 17 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 17 August 2022. 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
England +26 921 £77,500 -8.82% 58
Work from Home +54 595 £77,500 -3.13% 26
London -19 590 £82,500 -8.84% 24
UK excluding London +53 381 £65,000 +4.00% 37
North of England +23 108 £60,000 -2.04% 9
South West +41 94 £60,000 -14.29%
South East -69 70 £67,500 +5.88% 5
North West -7 68 £59,500 -4.80% 7
Scotland -19 41 £70,000 +16.67% 2
Midlands -56 41 £69,500 +18.30% 10
Yorkshire +4 37 £72,500 +9.85% 2
West Midlands -20 31 £69,500 -7.33% 7
Wales -7 14 £70,000 -
East of England -52 12 £72,500 -34.09% 10
East Midlands -17 8 £65,000 +18.18% 3
North East -6 3 £72,500 +20.83%
Northern Ireland -12 1 - - 1

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

For the 6 months to 17 August 2022, Lead Software Engineer job roles required the following skills 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 1,034 (94.00%) Software Engineering
2 656 (59.64%) Agile
3 496 (45.09%) JavaScript
4 491 (44.64%) AWS
5 490 (44.55%) Java
6 437 (39.73%) Python
7 381 (34.64%) Finance
8 375 (34.09%) React
9 343 (31.18%) Microservices
9 343 (31.18%) Docker
10 326 (29.64%) Node.js
11 313 (28.45%) Mentoring
12 301 (27.36%) CI/CD
13 294 (26.73%) TypeScript
14 272 (24.73%) Azure
15 256 (23.27%) Kubernetes
16 255 (23.18%) DevOps
17 218 (19.82%) GCP
18 214 (19.45%) REST
18 214 (19.45%) Scrum
19 183 (16.64%) C#
20 173 (15.73%) Google
21 171 (15.55%) Full Stack Development
21 171 (15.55%) Problem-Solving
22 166 (15.09%) Social Skills
23 164 (14.91%) SQL
24 155 (14.09%) .NET
25 151 (13.73%) MongoDB
26 148 (13.45%) Test Automation
27 145 (13.18%) Terraform

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 41 (3.73%) CMS
2 22 (2.00%) Apache
3 21 (1.91%) Confluence
4 18 (1.64%) Apache Spark
5 15 (1.36%) Headless CMS
6 6 (0.55%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 4 (0.36%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.091%) DNN
8 1 (0.091%) nginx
8 1 (0.091%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.091%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.091%) Sitefinity
8 1 (0.091%) Umbraco
Applications
1 15 (1.36%) Sketch
2 6 (0.55%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 6 (0.55%) Shopify
2 2 (0.18%) Eikon
2 2 (0.18%) Primavera
3 1 (0.091%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.091%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.091%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.091%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.091%) SAP MM
3 1 (0.091%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 491 (44.64%) AWS
2 272 (24.73%) Azure
3 218 (19.82%) GCP
4 140 (12.73%) Serverless
5 74 (6.73%) Cloud Computing
5 74 (6.73%) SaaS
6 58 (5.27%) GitHub
7 52 (4.73%) AWS Lambda
8 37 (3.36%) Amazon S3
9 35 (3.18%) Amazon ECS
10 33 (3.00%) Azure Cosmos DB
10 33 (3.00%) Datadog
11 28 (2.55%) Azure DevOps
12 25 (2.27%) AWS CloudFormation
13 24 (2.18%) AWS CodePipeline
13 24 (2.18%) Azure Service Bus
14 23 (2.09%) Cloudflare
15 22 (2.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 22 (2.00%) Amazon Cognito
16 18 (1.64%) Amazon EventBridge
Communications & Networking
1 43 (3.91%) HTTP
2 22 (2.00%) Internet
3 16 (1.45%) TCP/IP
4 12 (1.09%) Broadband
5 9 (0.82%) Bluetooth
6 8 (0.73%) Software-Defined Radio
7 6 (0.55%) MQTT
8 2 (0.18%) DHCP
8 2 (0.18%) DNS
8 2 (0.18%) Firewall
8 2 (0.18%) FTP
8 2 (0.18%) Multicast
9 1 (0.091%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 151 (13.73%) MongoDB
2 99 (9.00%) PostgreSQL
3 95 (8.64%) MySQL
4 86 (7.82%) Elasticsearch
5 53 (4.82%) Big Data
6 52 (4.73%) Redis
7 49 (4.45%) Relational Database
8 44 (4.00%) NoSQL
9 38 (3.45%) SQL Server
10 35 (3.18%) Hadoop
11 29 (2.64%) Oracle Database
12 28 (2.55%) DynamoDB
13 20 (1.82%) Amazon RDS
14 16 (1.45%) Apache Cassandra
14 16 (1.45%) BigQuery
15 12 (1.09%) Data Lake
15 12 (1.09%) DB2
16 11 (1.00%) Bigtable
17 9 (0.82%) Data Warehouse
18 6 (0.55%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 130 (11.82%) Git (software)
2 71 (6.45%) Jenkins
3 39 (3.55%) JIRA
4 37 (3.36%) Cypress.io
4 37 (3.36%) Selenium
5 36 (3.27%) Storybook
6 33 (3.00%) JUnit
7 28 (2.55%) webpack
8 26 (2.36%) Cucumber
9 23 (2.09%) TeamCity
10 22 (2.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 22 (2.00%) CircleCI
10 22 (2.00%) Postman
11 21 (1.91%) WebDriver
12 19 (1.73%) Grunt
13 18 (1.64%) JMeter
14 17 (1.55%) Babel
14 17 (1.55%) IBM UrbanCode
14 17 (1.55%) Octopus Deploy
14 17 (1.55%) Travis CI
General
1 381 (34.64%) Finance
2 166 (15.09%) Social Skills
3 124 (11.27%) Banking
4 111 (10.09%) Retail
5 91 (8.27%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 60 (5.45%) Analytical Skills
7 52 (4.73%) Marketing
8 50 (4.55%) Public Sector
9 47 (4.27%) Automotive
10 35 (3.18%) Financial Institution
11 33 (3.00%) Law
11 33 (3.00%) Wearables
12 26 (2.36%) Games
13 24 (2.18%) Electronics
14 21 (1.91%) Front Office
15 20 (1.82%) Organisational Skills
16 19 (1.73%) Telecoms
17 18 (1.64%) Advertising
17 18 (1.64%) Manufacturing
18 14 (1.27%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 375 (34.09%) React
2 326 (29.64%) Node.js
3 214 (19.45%) REST
4 155 (14.09%) .NET
5 137 (12.45%) RESTful
6 120 (10.91%) HTML
7 117 (10.64%) Spring
8 112 (10.18%) CSS
9 106 (9.64%) GraphQL
10 90 (8.18%) Vue.js
11 89 (8.09%) Django
12 85 (7.73%) Kafka
13 78 (7.09%) AngularJS
14 77 (7.00%) .NET Core
15 67 (6.09%) JSON
15 67 (6.09%) Web Services
16 60 (5.45%) Celery
17 55 (5.00%) Redux
18 53 (4.82%) Sass
19 51 (4.64%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 109 (9.91%) User Experience
2 87 (7.91%) Mobile App
3 86 (7.82%) Cloud Native
4 77 (7.00%) Greenfield Project
5 48 (4.36%) Self-Motivation
6 46 (4.18%) Algorithms
7 38 (3.45%) Cyber Defence
8 37 (3.36%) Cyberattack
9 33 (3.00%) Data Structures
9 33 (3.00%) Hackathon
10 25 (2.27%) Hedge funds
11 22 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
11 22 (2.00%) FPGA
12 17 (1.55%) Social Media
13 16 (1.45%) Social Network
14 15 (1.36%) Blockchain
14 15 (1.36%) Digital Currency
14 15 (1.36%) IoT
15 14 (1.27%) Driving Licence
16 13 (1.18%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 110 (10.00%) Linux
2 60 (5.45%) Android
3 46 (4.18%) Apple iOS
4 42 (3.82%) Windows
5 21 (1.91%) Unix
6 16 (1.45%) Mesosphere
7 11 (1.00%) CentOS
7 11 (1.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 11 (1.00%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.091%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (0.091%) FreeRTOS
8 1 (0.091%) SafeRTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,034 (94.00%) Software Engineering
2 656 (59.64%) Agile
3 343 (31.18%) Microservices
4 313 (28.45%) Mentoring
5 301 (27.36%) CI/CD
6 255 (23.18%) DevOps
7 214 (19.45%) Scrum
8 171 (15.55%) Full Stack Development
8 171 (15.55%) Problem-Solving
9 148 (13.45%) Test Automation
10 140 (12.73%) TDD
11 135 (12.27%) Coaching
11 135 (12.27%) Continuous Integration
12 125 (11.36%) Analytics
13 122 (11.09%) Continuous Improvement
14 112 (10.18%) Continuous Delivery
15 105 (9.55%) OO
16 101 (9.18%) Kanban
17 95 (8.64%) Artificial Intelligence
18 92 (8.36%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 496 (45.09%) JavaScript
2 490 (44.55%) Java
3 437 (39.73%) Python
4 294 (26.73%) TypeScript
5 183 (16.64%) C#
6 164 (14.91%) SQL
7 134 (12.18%) C++
8 96 (8.73%) Ruby
9 81 (7.36%) C
10 71 (6.45%) Go
11 69 (6.27%) Kotlin
12 51 (4.64%) PHP
13 46 (4.18%) Scala
14 37 (3.36%) Bash
15 28 (2.55%) Apple Swift
15 28 (2.55%) Perl
16 22 (2.00%) Objective-C
17 21 (1.91%) MATLAB
18 19 (1.73%) PowerShell
19 16 (1.45%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 126 (11.45%) Degree
2 94 (8.55%) Security Cleared
3 60 (5.45%) Computer Science Degree
4 37 (3.36%) SC Cleared
5 22 (2.00%) DV Cleared
6 13 (1.18%) PMI Certification
7 8 (0.73%) Master's Degree
8 6 (0.55%) Six Sigma Black Belt
8 6 (0.55%) Six Sigma Green Belt
9 3 (0.27%) AWS Certification
10 2 (0.18%) Azure Certification
10 2 (0.18%) PhD
11 1 (0.091%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 73 (6.64%) QA
2 27 (2.45%) Accessibility
3 18 (1.64%) Data Quality
4 15 (1.36%) MISRA
5 14 (1.27%) Automotive SPICE
5 14 (1.27%) ECSS
6 3 (0.27%) GDPR
6 3 (0.27%) HIPAA
7 2 (0.18%) IEC 61508
7 2 (0.18%) ISO 26262
7 2 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.091%) AUTOSAR
8 1 (0.091%) Def Stans
8 1 (0.091%) DO-178B
8 1 (0.091%) IEC 62304
8 1 (0.091%) NIST
8 1 (0.091%) SEPA
8 1 (0.091%) SOC 2
System Software
1 343 (31.18%) Docker
2 33 (3.00%) Firmware
3 8 (0.73%) Embedded Firmware
3 8 (0.73%) ISA Server
4 3 (0.27%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 256 (23.27%) Kubernetes
2 145 (13.18%) Terraform
3 69 (6.27%) Ansible
4 34 (3.09%) Opscode Chef
5 32 (2.91%) Puppet
6 16 (1.45%) Automic
6 16 (1.45%) Docker Swarm
7 1 (0.091%) Istio
7 1 (0.091%) Kibana
7 1 (0.091%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 173 (15.73%) Google
2 54 (4.91%) Microsoft
3 33 (3.00%) Oracle
4 27 (2.45%) IBM
5 23 (2.09%) SAP
6 16 (1.45%) New Relic
7 14 (1.27%) Salesforce.com
8 11 (1.00%) Dell
8 11 (1.00%) Red Hat
8 11 (1.00%) Xamarin
9 10 (0.91%) Spotify
10 9 (0.82%) Apple
10 9 (0.82%) Avid
10 9 (0.82%) YouTube
11 8 (0.73%) Dynatrace
12 6 (0.55%) Adobe
12 6 (0.55%) LexisNexis
13 3 (0.27%) Cadence
13 3 (0.27%) FNZ
13 3 (0.27%) Mapbox