Average Lead Software Engineer Salary

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The average salary for a Lead Software Engineer is £50,024.
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£35k - £76k
£961 - £9k
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£101 - £8k
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£36k - £80k

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Job Description for Lead Software Engineer

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.

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Popular Skills for Lead Software Engineer

Skills in Java and Software Architecture are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include JavaScript, .NET and C# Programming Language.

Pay by Experience Level for Lead Software Engineer

An early career Lead Software Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of £42,029 based on 84 salaries. A mid-career Lead Software Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £48,100 based on 176 salaries. An experienced Lead Software Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £53,615 based on 154 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of £55,194.
Employees with Lead Software Engineer in their job title in London, England: London earn an average of 22.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Belfast, Northern Ireland: Belfast (10.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Cambridge, England: Cambridgeshire (15.8% less), Manchester, England: Manchester (13.1% less) and Birmingham, England: Birmingham (10.0% less).

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