£49,649
Avg. Salary
£79.38
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

£3,175

Bonus

£1,100

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Lead Software Engineer is £79.38 per hour.

The average pay for a Lead Software Engineer is £49,649 per year.

£18.42
10%
£79.38
50%
£96.19
90%
MEDIAN £79.38
£35k
10%
£50k
50%
£74k
90%
MEDIAN £49,649
£35,255 - £74,164
£35K
£50K
£74K
MEDIAN: £49,649
10%
50%
90%
£18.42 - £96.19
£79
MEDIAN: £79.38
50%
£0£78K
Salary £35,255 - £74,164
Bonus £987 - £9,129
Profit Sharing £101 - £7,549
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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£35,701 - £78,002
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Currency: GBP
  • Updated: 10 Jan 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 400
Hourly Data £0£96
Hourly Rate £79.38
Overtime £0.00 - £27.62
Annual Data £0£78K
Bonus £987 - £9,129
Profit Sharing £101 - £7,549
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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£35,701 - £78,002
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: GBP
  • Updated: 10 Jan 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 6

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 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

13%

National Average: £51,116

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

Lead Software Engineer Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Lead Software Engineer?

Lead Software Engineer in London:
"Work with people."
Need to have good communication/soft skills.

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Key Stats for Lead Software Engineer

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
37%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
12%

Experience Affects Lead Software Engineer Salaries

▲4%

National Average
₤51,000

▼1%

▼11%

▼26%

Skills That Affect Lead Software Engineer Salaries

▲7%


National Average
₤51,000


C++
▼8%

C
▼8%


Java/J2EE
▼8%

▼10%

SQL
▼11%

▼11%


▼12%

Python
▼13%

C#
▼15%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
37%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 48%
dental benefits
Dental: 13%
vision benefits
Vision: 15%
no benefits
None: 49%