Period
to 2 December 2020

The median annual salary for a Software Engineering Director was £115,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 2 December 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
2 Dec 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 716 1047 1127
Rank change year-on-year +331 +80 +71
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineering Director 5 5 21
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.009% 0.004% 0.013%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.009% 0.004% 0.014%
Number of salaries quoted 8 5 15
Median annual salary £115,000 £110,000 £110,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% - +10.00%
10th Percentile £99,000 £100,000 £83,750
90th Percentile £142,500 £160,000 £142,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £110,000 £110,000 £100,000
% 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 53,509 128,350 153,306
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.12% 95.63% 95.86%
Number of salaries quoted 44,579 102,770 123,401
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +3.09%
10th Percentile £32,250 £28,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £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 2 December 2020.

Salary histogram for Software Engineering Director in the UK

Software Engineering Director
Top 7 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 2 December 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 +335 5 £115,000 -8.00%
UK excluding London +275 3 £110,000 -
Work from Home - 3 £115,000 -
London +226 2 £135,000 -8.47%
North West - 2 £112,500 -
North of England - 2 £112,500 -
South East - 1 £90,000 -

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

For the 6 months to 2 December 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 5 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) SaaS
3 2 (40.00%) Azure
3 2 (40.00%) Kubernetes
3 2 (40.00%) JIRA
3 2 (40.00%) .NET
4 1 (20.00%) ITIL
4 1 (20.00%) B2B
4 1 (20.00%) Project Management
4 1 (20.00%) Quality Management
4 1 (20.00%) Change Management
4 1 (20.00%) BT
4 1 (20.00%) Advertising
4 1 (20.00%) Scrum
4 1 (20.00%) Programme Management
4 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
4 1 (20.00%) QA
4 1 (20.00%) Kanban
4 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (20.00%) Android
4 1 (20.00%) Cryptography
4 1 (20.00%) Degree
4 1 (20.00%) Software Delivery
4 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
4 1 (20.00%) Prototyping
4 1 (20.00%) Cyber Defence
4 1 (20.00%) Hyperledger
4 1 (20.00%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (20.00%) Distributed Ledger

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 (20.00%) Hyperledger
Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Distributed Ledger
Cloud Services
1 3 (60.00%) SaaS
2 2 (40.00%) Azure
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) JIRA
General
1 1 (20.00%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Cyber Defence
1 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (20.00%) Greenfield Project
1 1 (20.00%) Mobile App
1 1 (20.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Android
1 1 (20.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) B2B
3 1 (20.00%) Change Management
3 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (20.00%) Cryptography
3 1 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (20.00%) ITIL
3 1 (20.00%) Kanban
3 1 (20.00%) Microservices
3 1 (20.00%) Mobile Application Development
3 1 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
3 1 (20.00%) Programme Management
3 1 (20.00%) Project Management
3 1 (20.00%) Prototyping
3 1 (20.00%) Quality Management
3 1 (20.00%) Scrum
3 1 (20.00%) Software Delivery
3 1 (20.00%) Technical Debt
3 1 (20.00%) Thought Leadership
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
1 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) BT