Period
to 18 September 2020

The median annual salary for a Software Engineering Director was £135,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 September 2020.

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
18 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 692 1089 1180
Rank change year-on-year +397 +91 +30
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineering Director 2 6 11
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.004% 0.004% 0.007%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.004% 0.004% 0.007%
Number of salaries quoted 3 6 8
Median annual salary £135,000 £105,000 £102,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +28.57% +2.44% +2.50%
10th Percentile £93,500 £100,000 £86,375
90th Percentile £142,500 £149,375 £127,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £90,000 £111,250 £100,000
% change year-on-year -19.10% +11.25% -

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 47,898 135,627 161,147
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 95.78% 96.06%
Number of salaries quoted 39,052 107,966 129,893
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £32,500 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

Software Engineering Director
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineering Director in the UK

Software Engineering Director
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Software Engineering Director.

Salary trend for Software Engineering Director in the UK

Software Engineering Director
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Software Engineering Director over the 6 months to 18 September 2020.

Salary histogram for Software Engineering Director in the UK

Software Engineering Director
Top 5 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 18 September 2020. 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 +353 2 £135,000 +20.00%
UK excluding London +320 1 £90,000 -19.10%
London +255 1 £135,000 -20.59%
South East - 1 £90,000 -
Work from Home - 1 £135,000 -

Software Engineering Director Skill Set
Top 23 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 September 2020, 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 2 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (50.00%) Kanban
2 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) SaaS
2 1 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
2 1 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (50.00%) Cyber Defence
2 1 (50.00%) Hyperledger
2 1 (50.00%) Distributed Ledger
2 1 (50.00%) Thought Leadership
2 1 (50.00%) Technical Debt
2 1 (50.00%) C++
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) B2B
2 1 (50.00%) Project Management
2 1 (50.00%) Change Management
2 1 (50.00%) BT
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum
2 1 (50.00%) Programme Management
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Cryptography

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 (50.00%) Hyperledger
Business Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Distributed Ledger
Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) SaaS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Cyber Defence
1 1 (50.00%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) B2B
2 1 (50.00%) Change Management
2 1 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (50.00%) Cryptography
2 1 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) Kanban
2 1 (50.00%) Programme Management
2 1 (50.00%) Project Management
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum
2 1 (50.00%) Technical Debt
2 1 (50.00%) Thought Leadership
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) Degree
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) BT