Period
to 18 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Lead Software Engineer was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 849 992 1073
Rank change year-on-year +143 +81 +79
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Software Engineer 338 231 241
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.19% 0.12% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.13% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 278 195 172
UK median annual salary £60,000 £57,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.64% -
10th Percentile £42,965 £40,037 £38,750
90th Percentile £84,125 £80,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - -

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 171362 183209 211285
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.77% 96.48% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 137432 153366 175465
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%

Lead Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 18 November 2017.

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 18 November 2017. 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
Job
Vacancies
England +103 299 £60,000 +5.26% 13
UK excluding London +144 241 £55,000 +10.00% 13
London +19 96 £73,750 +5.36% 1
North of England +48 62 £55,000 -3.51% 5
South West -22 44 £50,000 +6.38% 2
North West +5 41 £57,250 +0.44% 3
East of England +49 40 £60,000 +71.43% 3
South East +35 34 £62,500 +13.64%
Wales +40 26 £49,039 -6.95%
Midlands +18 23 £56,000 +24.44% 2
Yorkshire +50 20 £55,000 - 2
East Midlands +39 20 £56,000 -2.61% 1
Scotland +1 10 £72,500 +31.82% 1
West Midlands +10 3 £47,500 +11.76% 1
Northern Ireland - 2 - -
North East +10 1 £57,500 -20.69%

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

For the 6 months to 18 November 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.

1 316 (93.49%) Software Engineering
2 210 (62.13%) Java
3 191 (56.51%) Agile Software Development
4 94 (27.81%) JavaScript
5 93 (27.51%) Linux
6 84 (24.85%) Spring
7 83 (24.56%) HTML
8 80 (23.67%) SQL
8 80 (23.67%) Amazon AWS
9 78 (23.08%) C#
10 77 (22.78%) Mentoring
11 75 (22.19%) OO
12 73 (21.60%) CSS
13 67 (19.82%) .NET
14 64 (18.93%) Microservices
15 63 (18.64%) C
16 61 (18.05%) DevOps
17 60 (17.75%) Scrum
17 60 (17.75%) Finance
18 57 (16.86%) TDD
19 56 (16.57%) Degree
20 55 (16.27%) Web Services
21 53 (15.68%) Maven
22 52 (15.38%) C++
22 52 (15.38%) Python
22 52 (15.38%) Node.js
23 50 (14.79%) REST
24 48 (14.20%) AngularJS
25 44 (13.02%) OOP
26 43 (12.72%) MVC

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 19 (5.62%) Elasticsearch
2 16 (4.73%) Apache Spark
3 11 (3.25%) Apache
4 10 (2.96%) Confluence
5 7 (2.07%) Apache Pig
5 7 (2.07%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 7 (2.07%) WebSphere
6 5 (1.48%) Apache Solr
6 5 (1.48%) Jetty
7 4 (1.18%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.89%) CMS
8 3 (0.89%) IIS
8 3 (0.89%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.59%) Kentico
9 2 (0.59%) NServiceBus
9 2 (0.59%) Sitecore CMS
9 2 (0.59%) Umbraco
10 1 (0.30%) JBoss
10 1 (0.30%) Mule
10 1 (0.30%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (0.59%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.30%) HipChat
2 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.30%) Simulink
2 1 (0.30%) Stata
Business Applications
1 1 (0.30%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 80 (23.67%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (5.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (4.14%) SaaS
4 7 (2.07%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (1.48%) GitHub
6 2 (0.59%) IaaS
6 2 (0.59%) PaaS
7 1 (0.30%) Amazon Kinesis
7 1 (0.30%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.30%) AWS CloudTrail
7 1 (0.30%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.30%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.30%) CloudFront
7 1 (0.30%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.30%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.30%) Route 53
7 1 (0.30%) Serverless
7 1 (0.30%) Slack
7 1 (0.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 24 (7.10%) Wireless
2 10 (2.96%) HTTP
3 5 (1.48%) Ethernet
4 2 (0.59%) SMTP
5 1 (0.30%) Bluetooth
5 1 (0.30%) Kerberos
5 1 (0.30%) Modbus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (8.58%) MySQL
2 28 (8.28%) SQL Server
3 22 (6.51%) NoSQL
4 20 (5.92%) Big Data
5 18 (5.33%) MongoDB
5 18 (5.33%) Relational Database
6 17 (5.03%) Hadoop
7 13 (3.85%) Apache Cassandra
8 7 (2.07%) Apache Hive
8 7 (2.07%) RDBMS
9 6 (1.78%) PostgreSQL
10 5 (1.48%) DB2
10 5 (1.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 5 (1.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 4 (1.18%) CouchDB
11 4 (1.18%) Hazelcast
12 3 (0.89%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 3 (0.89%) Apache Accumulo
13 2 (0.59%) Blockchain
13 2 (0.59%) InfluxDB
Development Applications
1 53 (15.68%) Maven
2 37 (10.95%) Jenkins
3 35 (10.36%) Git (software)
4 26 (7.69%) JIRA
5 17 (5.03%) Subversion
6 16 (4.73%) Visual Studio
7 15 (4.44%) Eclipse
8 10 (2.96%) TeamCity
9 9 (2.66%) Selenium
10 8 (2.37%) Gradle
11 7 (2.07%) Ant
11 7 (2.07%) Artifactory
11 7 (2.07%) Bitbucket
12 6 (1.78%) SoapUI
12 6 (1.78%) Team Foundation Server
12 6 (1.78%) WebDriver
13 4 (1.18%) Android Studio
13 4 (1.18%) Grunt
13 4 (1.18%) Sonatype Nexus
13 4 (1.18%) webpack
General
1 60 (17.75%) Finance
2 21 (6.21%) Banking
3 15 (4.44%) Electronics
3 15 (4.44%) Retail
4 11 (3.25%) Investment Banking
4 11 (3.25%) Marketing
4 11 (3.25%) Retail Banking
4 11 (3.25%) Telecoms
5 10 (2.96%) Games
5 10 (2.96%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.18%) Private Banking
7 2 (0.59%) Advertising
7 2 (0.59%) Automotive
7 2 (0.59%) Front Office
7 2 (0.59%) Legal
8 1 (0.30%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.30%) Military
8 1 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.30%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (24.85%) Spring
2 83 (24.56%) HTML
3 73 (21.60%) CSS
4 67 (19.82%) .NET
5 55 (16.27%) Web Services
6 52 (15.38%) Node.js
7 50 (14.79%) REST
8 48 (14.20%) AngularJS
9 41 (12.13%) HTML5
10 37 (10.95%) RESTful
11 36 (10.65%) Hibernate
12 33 (9.76%) React
13 30 (8.88%) .NET Framework
14 29 (8.58%) ASP.NET
15 28 (8.28%) SOAP
16 22 (6.51%) CSS3
17 21 (6.21%) JSP
18 19 (5.62%) JMS
18 19 (5.62%) JSON
19 18 (5.33%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 26 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (5.92%) Enterprise Software
3 15 (4.44%) Computer Science
3 15 (4.44%) User Experience
4 12 (3.55%) Algorithms
5 9 (2.66%) Fintech
6 8 (2.37%) Embedded Systems
6 8 (2.37%) Mobile App
7 7 (2.07%) Greenfield Project
7 7 (2.07%) IVR
7 7 (2.07%) PKI
8 6 (1.78%) Virtual Team
9 5 (1.48%) Fixed Income
10 2 (0.59%) Derivative
10 2 (0.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 2 (0.59%) Linux Command Line
11 1 (0.30%) CUDA
11 1 (0.30%) Data Structures
11 1 (0.30%) iPad
11 1 (0.30%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 93 (27.51%) Linux
2 41 (12.13%) Unix
3 21 (6.21%) Windows
4 9 (2.66%) Android
5 5 (1.48%) Apple iOS
6 4 (1.18%) Embedded Linux
6 4 (1.18%) Windows Embedded Compact
7 1 (0.30%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 316 (93.49%) Software Engineering
2 191 (56.51%) Agile Software Development
3 77 (22.78%) Mentoring
4 75 (22.19%) OO
5 64 (18.93%) Microservices
6 61 (18.05%) DevOps
7 60 (17.75%) Scrum
8 57 (16.86%) TDD
9 44 (13.02%) OOP
10 43 (12.72%) MVC
11 40 (11.83%) Test Automation
12 38 (11.24%) BDD
13 36 (10.65%) SDLC
14 35 (10.36%) Continuous Integration
15 33 (9.76%) Line Management
16 32 (9.47%) E-Commerce
17 30 (8.88%) Unit Testing
18 26 (7.69%) Customer Requirements
18 26 (7.69%) Multithreading
18 26 (7.69%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 210 (62.13%) Java
2 94 (27.81%) JavaScript
3 80 (23.67%) SQL
4 78 (23.08%) C#
5 63 (18.64%) C
6 52 (15.38%) C++
6 52 (15.38%) Python
7 26 (7.69%) Scala
8 16 (4.73%) PL/SQL
8 16 (4.73%) T-SQL
9 15 (4.44%) PHP
9 15 (4.44%) Ruby
10 9 (2.66%) Perl
11 8 (2.37%) R
12 7 (2.07%) Go
13 5 (1.48%) Bash Shell
13 5 (1.48%) PowerShell
14 4 (1.18%) ES6
14 4 (1.18%) Kotlin
15 3 (0.89%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 56 (16.57%) Degree
2 12 (3.55%) Security Cleared
3 8 (2.37%) DV Cleared
4 7 (2.07%) Computer Science Degree
4 7 (2.07%) Numerate Degree
5 1 (0.30%) Master's Degree
5 1 (0.30%) PhD
5 1 (0.30%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (9.47%) QA
2 2 (0.59%) MISRA
3 1 (0.30%) ISO 26262
3 1 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.30%) MISRA C
3 1 (0.30%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 29 (8.58%) Docker
2 7 (2.07%) Hyper-V
2 7 (2.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.30%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.30%) Firmware
3 1 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 9 (2.66%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (1.78%) Ansible
3 4 (1.18%) Terraform
4 3 (0.89%) Kubernetes
4 3 (0.89%) Nagios
4 3 (0.89%) Puppet
4 3 (0.89%) ZABBIX
5 2 (0.59%) Consul
Vendors
1 38 (11.24%) Oracle
2 25 (7.40%) Microsoft
3 9 (2.66%) SAP
4 7 (2.07%) Google
4 7 (2.07%) Pega
4 7 (2.07%) TIBCO
4 7 (2.07%) VMware
5 6 (1.78%) Facebook
5 6 (1.78%) Sun
6 5 (1.48%) Red Hat
7 4 (1.18%) Zend
8 3 (0.89%) AppDynamics
8 3 (0.89%) New Relic
8 3 (0.89%) Sitecore
8 3 (0.89%) Splunk
9 2 (0.59%) Perforce
9 2 (0.59%) Xamarin
10 1 (0.30%) Apple
10 1 (0.30%) MKS
10 1 (0.30%) Pegasus