Period
to 24 August 2019

The median annual salary for a Software Engineering Director was £105,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 August 2019.

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

Director of Software Engineering
UK
6 months to
24 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1089 1176 1204
Rank change year-on-year +87 +28 +61
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineering Director 7 11 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.005% 0.006% 0.009%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.005% 0.007% 0.009%
Number of salaries quoted 7 10 13
UK median annual salary £105,000 £100,000 £100,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +25.00%
10th Percentile £99,000 £85,000 £95,000
90th Percentile £125,250 £122,500 £105,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £111,250 £95,000 £100,000
% change year-on-year +17.11% -5.00% +42.86%

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 136,587 163,285 169,075
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.81% 96.13% 96.06%
Number of salaries quoted 108,892 131,489 136,019
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

Software Engineering Director
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineering Director in the UK

Software Engineering Director
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Software Engineering Director in the UK

Software Engineering Director
Top 6 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineering Director within the UK over the 6 months to 24 August 2019. 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 +88 4 £111,250 +11.25% 1
UK excluding London +49 4 £111,250 +17.11%
South East - 2 £110,000 -
East of England - 1 £110,000 -
East Midlands - 1 £112,500 -
Midlands - 1 £112,500 -

Software Engineering Director Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 August 2019, Software Engineering Director job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads featuring Software Engineering Director in the job title.

1 7 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 6 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (42.86%) DevOps
3 3 (42.86%) Creative Thinking
3 3 (42.86%) Thought Leadership
4 2 (28.57%) SaaS
4 2 (28.57%) SDLC
4 2 (28.57%) Azure
4 2 (28.57%) Process Improvement
4 2 (28.57%) Scrum
4 2 (28.57%) .NET
5 1 (14.29%) J2EE
5 1 (14.29%) Oracle
5 1 (14.29%) Linux
5 1 (14.29%) OOP
5 1 (14.29%) Apache
5 1 (14.29%) Tomcat
5 1 (14.29%) ERP
5 1 (14.29%) N-Tier
5 1 (14.29%) BCP
5 1 (14.29%) Project Management
5 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
5 1 (14.29%) Finance
5 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (14.29%) Extreme Programming
5 1 (14.29%) Information Security
5 1 (14.29%) C#
5 1 (14.29%) Java
5 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
5 1 (14.29%) Strategic Planning

Software Engineering Director 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 1 (14.29%) Apache
1 1 (14.29%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) Azure
1 2 (28.57%) SaaS
2 1 (14.29%) AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) Big Data
1 1 (14.29%) Blockchain
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) .NET
2 1 (14.29%) AngularJS
2 1 (14.29%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Data Centre
1 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
1 1 (14.29%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 6 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (42.86%) Creative Thinking
3 3 (42.86%) DevOps
3 3 (42.86%) Thought Leadership
4 2 (28.57%) Process Improvement
4 2 (28.57%) Scrum
4 2 (28.57%) SDLC
5 1 (14.29%) Artificial Intelligence
5 1 (14.29%) BCP
5 1 (14.29%) BDD
5 1 (14.29%) ERP
5 1 (14.29%) Extreme Programming
5 1 (14.29%) Information Security
5 1 (14.29%) OOP
5 1 (14.29%) Open Source
5 1 (14.29%) Project Management
5 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (14.29%) Strategic Planning
5 1 (14.29%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) C#
1 1 (14.29%) Java
1 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle