The average pay for a Lead Software Engineer is £46,463 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. A skill in Java is associated with high pay for this job.

£34,851 - £73,017
£35K
£49K
£73K
MEDIAN: £49,035
10%
50%
90%
£0£77K
Salary £34,851 - £73,017
Bonus £989 - £10,022
Profit Sharing £608 - £9,863
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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£35,422 - £77,953
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Currency: GBP
  • Updated: 16 Jun 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 412

Job Description for Lead Software Engineer

A lead software engineer holds many responsibilities, primarily developing and testing software programs. Responsibilities for a lead software engineer can vary vastly depending on the company, department, and infrastructure of the employer. They are employed in a variety of sectors, including not only software companies, but also in health care, insurance, retail, and many other industries. Lead software engineers can expect to be involved in design planning, scheduling release dates, participating in product committees, contacting clients, and heading up project leadership.

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Lead Software Engineer Tasks

  • Implement high quality code in an agile, test-driven development environment.
  • Create detailed software development plans and assign tasks to team members.
  • Scope development effort, and provide reliable resource and timeline estimates.
  • Coach and mentor development staff.
  • Perform performance and scalability analysis as needed.

Lead Software Engineer Pay By Employer

$0$192K

$77,243

$87,004

$117,947

Epam Systems
18 profiles
$97,600

$150,102

$132,500

Accenture
13 profiles
$74,643

Thomson Reuters
13 profiles
$106,590

$112,714

$97,522

Lead Software Engineer Job Listings

Popular Skills for Lead Software Engineer

Pay by Experience Level for Lead Software Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Lead Software Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Lead Software Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of ₤38,000 based on 38 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Lead Software Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of ₤46,000 based on 95 salaries. An experienced Lead Software Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of ₤51,000 based on 83 salaries. A Lead Software Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of ₤53,000 based on 19 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: £50,237

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

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Key Stats for Lead Software Engineer

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.
1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
35%
10-19 years
42%
20 years or more
12%

Experience Affects Lead Software Engineer Salaries

▲6%

▲1%

National Average
₤50,000

▼9%

▼24%

Skills That Affect Lead Software Engineer Salaries

▲9%


National Average
₤50,000


C
▼6%


C++
▼7%

Java/J2EE
▼7%

▼8%

▼9%

SQL
▼10%


▼11%

Python
▼11%

C#
▼13%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
35%
10-19 years
42%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 50%
dental benefits
Dental: 14%
vision benefits
Vision: 15%
no benefits
None: 46%