Lead Software Engineer Salary (United Kingdom)
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.
|Salary||£34,851 - £73,017|
|Bonus||£989 - £10,022|
|Profit Sharing||£608 - £9,863|
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|£35,422 - £77,953|
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.Read More...
The lead software engineer typically answers to the head engineer, managers, clients, and possibly vice presidents and presidents of the organization as needed. They are primarily expected manage their own work, and being a self-starter is a must. Lead software engineers may be entrusted with high-profile projects and clients, and this position may require employee management skills. A lead software engineer also must possess the ability to review details and monitor product quality.
A bachelor's degree is generally required for lead software engineers, with a master's degree strongly preferred. Extensive experience working as a software engineer or in a related position is strongly preferred. A prime candidate for this position would have extensive experience with programming environments - most often Windows - with experience in Mac environments being a plus. They should have several years performing quality control for programs and features, as well as experience managing teams to accomplish a common goal. (Copyright 2018 PayScale.com)
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
Wipro Technologies Ltd.
General Electric Co (GE)
Apple Computer, Inc
Cisco Systems Inc
International Business Machines (IBM) Corp.
General Electric (GE) Aviation
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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.
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