Period
to 23 February 2019

The median annual salary for a Software Engineering Director was £108,750 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 February 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
23 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1082 1208 1179
Rank change year-on-year +126 -29 +113
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineering Director 29 8 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.019% 0.005% 0.003%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.020% 0.005% 0.004%
Number of salaries quoted 22 8 6
UK median annual salary £108,750 £100,000 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.75% +42.86% -30.00%
10th Percentile £84,000 £73,125 £65,000
90th Percentile £142,500 £110,000 £98,125
UK excluding London median annual salary £95,000 £100,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year -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 144,300 169,747 169,493
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.91% 96.33% 96.57%
Number of salaries quoted 115,444 139,302 140,742
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.15%
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +1.19%

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
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineering Director over the 6 months to 23 February 2019.

Salary histogram for Software Engineering Director in the UK

Software Engineering Director
Top 9 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 23 February 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 +115 29 £108,750 +8.75% 3
UK excluding London +75 17 £95,000 -5.00% 2
South East - 14 £95,000 - 1
London - 12 £135,000 - 1
Midlands - 2 £110,000 - 1
North of England +37 1 £80,000 -12.33%
North West +36 1 £80,000 -3.03%
East Midlands - 1 £107,500 -
West Midlands - 1 £112,500 - 1

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

For the 6 months to 23 February 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 29 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 19 (65.52%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (41.38%) Stakeholder Management
3 12 (41.38%) SaaS
3 12 (41.38%) Mentoring
3 12 (41.38%) SDLC
4 9 (31.03%) DevOps
5 7 (24.14%) C#
5 7 (24.14%) .NET
5 7 (24.14%) Microsoft Azure
5 7 (24.14%) Product Management
5 7 (24.14%) Microservices
5 7 (24.14%) SOLID
6 6 (20.69%) Java
6 6 (20.69%) Project Management
6 6 (20.69%) Extreme Programming
6 6 (20.69%) Artificial Intelligence
7 5 (17.24%) Scrum
7 5 (17.24%) JavaScript
7 5 (17.24%) OO
7 5 (17.24%) OOD
7 5 (17.24%) Presales
7 5 (17.24%) People Management
7 5 (17.24%) QA
7 5 (17.24%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (17.24%) Kanban
7 5 (17.24%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (13.79%) Algorithms
8 4 (13.79%) N-Tier
8 4 (13.79%) Linux

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:

Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 12 (41.38%) SaaS
2 7 (24.14%) Microsoft Azure
General
1 4 (13.79%) Finance
2 2 (6.90%) Banking
2 2 (6.90%) Front Office
3 1 (3.45%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (24.14%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.79%) Algorithms
1 4 (13.79%) N-Tier
2 3 (10.34%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (6.90%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (13.79%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 19 (65.52%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (41.38%) Mentoring
3 12 (41.38%) SDLC
3 12 (41.38%) Stakeholder Management
4 9 (31.03%) DevOps
5 7 (24.14%) Microservices
5 7 (24.14%) Product Management
5 7 (24.14%) SOLID
6 6 (20.69%) Artificial Intelligence
6 6 (20.69%) Extreme Programming
6 6 (20.69%) Project Management
7 5 (17.24%) Continuous Improvement
7 5 (17.24%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (17.24%) Kanban
7 5 (17.24%) OO
7 5 (17.24%) OOD
7 5 (17.24%) People Management
7 5 (17.24%) Presales
7 5 (17.24%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 7 (24.14%) C#
2 6 (20.69%) Java
3 5 (17.24%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.45%) Python
4 1 (3.45%) Ruby
4 1 (3.45%) Scala
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (17.24%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (13.79%) TOWER Software