Lead Jobs in England

Leader
UK > England

The median Leader salary in England is £70,000 per year, according to job vacancies posted during the 6 months leading to 24 July 2024.

The table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics, comparing them to the same period in the previous two years.

6 months to
24 Jul 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 17 30 32
Rank change year-on-year +13 +2 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead 6,744 5,278 12,515
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 8.45% 7.34% 8.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.93% 8.00% 8.87%
Number of salaries quoted 5,009 3,985 6,483
10th Percentile £41,150 £46,250 £44,000
25th Percentile £52,500 £57,875 £55,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £72,500 £75,000
Median % change year-on-year -3.45% -3.33% +7.14%
75th Percentile £87,500 £95,000 £94,750
90th Percentile £107,500 £112,500 £110,000
UK median annual salary £70,000 £72,500 £72,500
% change year-on-year -3.45% - +3.57%

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
England

For comparison with the information above, the following table provides summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies in England. 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.

Permanent vacancies in England with a recognized job title 75,552 65,975 141,075
% of permanent jobs with a recognized job title 94.69% 91.71% 95.49%
Number of salaries quoted 52,853 46,504 77,937
10th Percentile £30,000 £32,500 £32,500
25th Percentile £40,000 £45,000 £43,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -8.33% - +9.09%
75th Percentile £71,991 £80,000 £80,000
90th Percentile £91,250 £100,000 £97,500
UK median annual salary £54,700 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year -8.83% - +9.09%

Lead
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Lead in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Lead in England

Lead
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Lead in England.

Salary trend for Lead in England

Lead
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Lead in England over the 6 months to 24 July 2024.

Salary histogram for Lead in England

Lead
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Lead within the England region over the 6 months to 24 July 2024. 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
Jobs
London +10 2,052 £90,000 +2.86% 299
North of England +30 1,620 £70,000 - 171
South East +22 1,115 £61,556 -5.30% 166
Midlands +2 907 £60,000 - 102
North West +30 833 £70,000 - 99
South West +23 684 £62,500 -10.71% 99
West Midlands +1 601 £65,000 +8.33% 65
Yorkshire +25 595 £68,000 -2.86% 45
East Midlands +25 302 £55,000 -8.33% 35
East of England +25 299 £55,000 -4.35% 117
North East +27 196 £66,750 +33.50% 28
Lead
UK

Lead Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities in England

For the 6 months to 24 July 2024, Lead job roles required the following skills and capabilities in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the England region featuring Lead in the job title.

1 1,547 (22.94%) Agile
2 1,272 (18.86%) Finance
3 1,243 (18.43%) Social Skills
4 1,146 (16.99%) AWS
5 1,139 (16.89%) Azure
6 1,129 (16.74%) Mentoring
7 1,025 (15.20%) Software Engineering
8 885 (13.12%) Problem-Solving
9 782 (11.60%) Microsoft
10 715 (10.60%) SQL
11 712 (10.56%) Java
12 704 (10.44%) Python
13 671 (9.95%) Coaching
14 669 (9.92%) Degree
15 626 (9.28%) DevOps
16 604 (8.96%) JavaScript
17 564 (8.36%) Analytics
18 507 (7.52%) C#
19 494 (7.33%) .NET
20 491 (7.28%) Project Management
21 475 (7.04%) Roadmaps
22 447 (6.63%) CI/CD
23 444 (6.58%) Analytical Skills
24 429 (6.36%) TypeScript
25 403 (5.98%) Security Cleared
26 399 (5.92%) Continuous Improvement
27 394 (5.84%) Windows
28 389 (5.77%) Line Management
29 375 (5.56%) Kubernetes
29 375 (5.56%) Banking

Lead Skill Set
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 226 (3.35%) Apache
2 216 (3.20%) Apache Airflow
3 140 (2.08%) SharePoint
4 78 (1.16%) Microsoft Exchange
5 63 (0.93%) Confluence
6 56 (0.83%) CMS
7 37 (0.55%) Tuxedo
8 33 (0.49%) Apache Spark
9 29 (0.43%) WebLogic
10 28 (0.42%) IIS
11 21 (0.31%) Drupal
12 15 (0.22%) SAS
13 11 (0.16%) WordPress
14 10 (0.15%) Appian
14 10 (0.15%) OpenStack
14 10 (0.15%) WebSphere
15 8 (0.12%) Anypoint
15 8 (0.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 5 (0.074%) Cloud Foundry
16 5 (0.074%) Mendix
Applications
1 129 (1.91%) Microsoft Excel
2 111 (1.65%) Microsoft Office
3 31 (0.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 25 (0.37%) Microsoft Project
5 21 (0.31%) MS Visio
6 12 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
7 8 (0.12%) Simulink
8 5 (0.074%) Chatbot
9 4 (0.059%) AutoCAD
10 3 (0.044%) Adobe XD
10 3 (0.044%) Oracle Smart View
10 3 (0.044%) Photoshop
10 3 (0.044%) Trello
11 2 (0.030%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 2 (0.030%) Adobe Illustrator
11 2 (0.030%) Blender
11 2 (0.030%) CANalyzer
11 2 (0.030%) EViews
11 2 (0.030%) Sketch
11 2 (0.030%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 85 (1.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 30 (0.44%) SAP S/4HANA
3 28 (0.42%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 14 (0.21%) Aladdin
4 14 (0.21%) SAP GRC
5 10 (0.15%) Shopify
6 9 (0.13%) Workday HCM
7 7 (0.10%) Magento
7 7 (0.10%) SAP IBP
7 7 (0.10%) thinkFolio
8 6 (0.089%) Dynamics AX
8 6 (0.089%) Oracle Applications
8 6 (0.089%) Oracle General Ledger
8 6 (0.089%) SAP HR
9 5 (0.074%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
9 5 (0.074%) Primavera
9 5 (0.074%) Salesforce CRM
9 5 (0.074%) SAP BPC
9 5 (0.074%) SAP SD
10 4 (0.059%) NEC Housing
Cloud Services
1 1,146 (16.99%) AWS
2 1,139 (16.89%) Azure
3 340 (5.04%) Power Platform
4 324 (4.80%) GCP
5 300 (4.45%) Microsoft 365
6 238 (3.53%) dbt
7 232 (3.44%) Snowflake
8 191 (2.83%) Azure DevOps
9 177 (2.62%) SaaS
10 140 (2.08%) Serverless
11 119 (1.76%) Dynamics 365
12 96 (1.42%) GitHub
13 91 (1.35%) Amazon EKS
14 85 (1.26%) Amazon ECS
14 85 (1.26%) Amazon S3
15 83 (1.23%) AWS Lambda
16 82 (1.22%) Amazon EC2
17 78 (1.16%) PowerApps
18 75 (1.11%) Entra ID
19 74 (1.10%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 194 (2.88%) Broadband
2 181 (2.68%) Firewall
3 113 (1.68%) WAN
4 101 (1.50%) DNS
5 83 (1.23%) TCP/IP
6 71 (1.05%) Network Security
7 67 (0.99%) LAN
8 61 (0.90%) SSL
9 57 (0.85%) SD-WAN
10 41 (0.61%) Wireless
11 38 (0.56%) Wi-Fi
12 35 (0.52%) BGP
12 35 (0.52%) VPN
13 30 (0.44%) Internet
14 28 (0.42%) DHCP
15 26 (0.39%) Intrusion Detection
16 23 (0.34%) 5G
17 22 (0.33%) SAN
17 22 (0.33%) Software-Defined Radio
18 21 (0.31%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 263 (3.90%) Power BI
2 254 (3.77%) Data Lake
3 247 (3.66%) SQL Server
4 205 (3.04%) Amazon Athena
5 197 (2.92%) Apache Arrow
5 197 (2.92%) Dremio
6 194 (2.88%) Apache Ignite
7 131 (1.94%) Data Warehouse
8 120 (1.78%) Relational Database
9 116 (1.72%) NoSQL
10 108 (1.60%) Amazon RDS
11 103 (1.53%) Tableau
12 100 (1.48%) MySQL
13 70 (1.04%) PostgreSQL
14 63 (0.93%) RDBMS
15 56 (0.83%) DynamoDB
16 48 (0.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 44 (0.65%) MongoDB
18 42 (0.62%) Amazon Redshift
19 39 (0.58%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 243 (3.60%) Git
2 159 (2.36%) JIRA
3 71 (1.05%) GitLab
4 68 (1.01%) Jenkins
4 68 (1.01%) Selenium
5 52 (0.77%) Visual Studio
6 50 (0.74%) Postman
7 40 (0.59%) Cypress.io
8 35 (0.52%) CircleCI
9 34 (0.50%) JUnit
10 27 (0.40%) JMeter
11 26 (0.39%) SoapUI
12 23 (0.34%) SpecFlow
13 22 (0.33%) Cucumber
13 22 (0.33%) NUnit
13 22 (0.33%) Subversion
14 21 (0.31%) Team Foundation Server
15 19 (0.28%) TeamCity
16 18 (0.27%) Maven
17 13 (0.19%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 1,272 (18.86%) Finance
2 1,243 (18.43%) Social Skills
3 444 (6.58%) Analytical Skills
4 375 (5.56%) Banking
5 362 (5.37%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 331 (4.91%) Marketing
7 296 (4.39%) Public Sector
8 276 (4.09%) Retail
9 237 (3.51%) Investment Banking
10 223 (3.31%) Law
11 222 (3.29%) Front Office
12 216 (3.20%) Legal
13 210 (3.11%) Advertising
14 190 (2.82%) Manufacturing
15 132 (1.96%) Automotive
16 118 (1.75%) Organisational Skills
17 107 (1.59%) Presentation Skills
18 86 (1.28%) Telecoms
19 78 (1.16%) Aerospace
20 71 (1.05%) Influencing Skills
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 494 (7.33%) .NET
2 321 (4.76%) React
3 203 (3.01%) HTML
4 202 (3.00%) Pandas
5 201 (2.98%) NumPy
6 197 (2.92%) gRPC
6 197 (2.92%) Protocol Buffers
7 196 (2.91%) SciPy
8 192 (2.85%) CSS
9 130 (1.93%) RESTful
10 129 (1.91%) .NET Core
11 128 (1.90%) Node.js
12 116 (1.72%) AngularJS
13 115 (1.71%) Spring Boot
14 112 (1.66%) REST
15 109 (1.62%) Spring
16 91 (1.35%) Kafka
17 85 (1.26%) JSON
18 81 (1.20%) ASP.NET
19 69 (1.02%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 216 (3.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 215 (3.19%) Fixed Income
3 213 (3.16%) Hedge funds
4 211 (3.13%) Derivative
5 205 (3.04%) Equities
6 193 (2.86%) Management Information System
7 185 (2.74%) Marketing Technology
8 152 (2.25%) Product Ownership
9 146 (2.16%) Cloud Native
10 134 (1.99%) Self-Motivation
11 126 (1.87%) Distributed Systems
12 119 (1.76%) Public Cloud
13 111 (1.65%) Cyberattack
14 83 (1.23%) Data Centre
15 73 (1.08%) Mobile App
16 68 (1.01%) Data Structures
16 68 (1.01%) Greenfield Project
17 65 (0.96%) Algorithms
18 56 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
19 50 (0.74%) Onboarding
Operating Systems
1 394 (5.84%) Windows
2 253 (3.75%) Linux
3 129 (1.91%) Windows Server
4 79 (1.17%) Windows 10
5 51 (0.76%) Android
6 43 (0.64%) Apple iOS
7 34 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 34 (0.50%) Windows Server 2016
8 31 (0.46%) Unix
8 31 (0.46%) Windows Server 2019
9 25 (0.37%) Windows Server 2012
10 14 (0.21%) zOS
11 13 (0.19%) CentOS
12 12 (0.18%) Embedded Linux
12 12 (0.18%) Mac OS
12 12 (0.18%) Windows 7
13 9 (0.13%) Ubuntu
14 8 (0.12%) Solaris
14 8 (0.12%) VMS
15 3 (0.044%) Rocky
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,547 (22.94%) Agile
2 1,129 (16.74%) Mentoring
3 1,025 (15.20%) Software Engineering
4 885 (13.12%) Problem-Solving
5 671 (9.95%) Coaching
6 626 (9.28%) DevOps
7 564 (8.36%) Analytics
8 491 (7.28%) Project Management
9 475 (7.04%) Roadmaps
10 447 (6.63%) CI/CD
11 399 (5.92%) Continuous Improvement
12 389 (5.77%) Line Management
13 365 (5.41%) Stakeholder Management
14 351 (5.20%) Technical Leadership
15 340 (5.04%) Process Improvement
16 338 (5.01%) ITIL
17 331 (4.91%) Cybersecurity
18 310 (4.60%) Scrum
19 303 (4.49%) Business Intelligence
20 286 (4.24%) Data Strategy
Programming Languages
1 715 (10.60%) SQL
2 712 (10.56%) Java
3 704 (10.44%) Python
4 604 (8.96%) JavaScript
5 507 (7.52%) C#
6 429 (6.36%) TypeScript
7 189 (2.80%) C++
8 143 (2.12%) C
9 117 (1.73%) PHP
10 93 (1.38%) Scala
11 81 (1.20%) PowerShell
12 78 (1.16%) Kotlin
13 66 (0.98%) COBOL
13 66 (0.98%) Micro Focus COBOL
14 58 (0.86%) Go
15 49 (0.73%) R
16 43 (0.64%) Rust
17 33 (0.49%) T-SQL
18 32 (0.47%) Bicep
19 28 (0.42%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 669 (9.92%) Degree
2 403 (5.98%) Security Cleared
3 227 (3.37%) SC Cleared
4 158 (2.34%) Computer Science Degree
5 102 (1.51%) Azure Certification
6 91 (1.35%) CISSP
7 87 (1.29%) AWS Certification
8 82 (1.22%) DBS Check
9 80 (1.19%) CISM
10 68 (1.01%) DV Cleared
11 66 (0.98%) Master's Degree
12 63 (0.93%) Cisco Certification
13 60 (0.89%) Microsoft Certification
14 58 (0.86%) BPSS Clearance
15 40 (0.59%) AWS Certified Solutions Architect
16 35 (0.52%) CISA
17 31 (0.46%) (ISC)2 CCSP
18 28 (0.42%) CCSP
18 28 (0.42%) CHECK Team Leader
19 27 (0.40%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 290 (4.30%) QA
2 224 (3.32%) Data Quality
3 113 (1.68%) SLA
4 95 (1.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 87 (1.29%) NIST
6 77 (1.14%) GDPR
7 62 (0.92%) PMO
8 56 (0.83%) Accessibility
9 36 (0.53%) GRC
10 29 (0.43%) Cyber Essentials
11 21 (0.31%) Good Clinical Practice
11 21 (0.31%) PCI DSS
12 18 (0.27%) NCSC
13 15 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 15 (0.22%) ISO 9001
14 10 (0.15%) COBIT
14 10 (0.15%) GMP
14 10 (0.15%) IFRS
14 10 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 7 (0.10%) HIPAA
System Software
1 297 (4.40%) Docker
2 209 (3.10%) Active Directory
3 69 (1.02%) VMware Infrastructure
4 58 (0.86%) Virtual Machines
5 49 (0.73%) Hyper-V
6 41 (0.61%) Firmware
7 27 (0.40%) vSphere
8 21 (0.31%) Embedded Firmware
9 16 (0.24%) Virtual Desktop
9 16 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
10 6 (0.089%) Virtual Servers
11 4 (0.059%) HDFS
11 4 (0.059%) VMware Workstation
12 3 (0.044%) Ceph
12 3 (0.044%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 2 (0.030%) Microsoft App-V
13 2 (0.030%) XenDesktop
14 1 (0.015%) BitLocker
14 1 (0.015%) KVM
14 1 (0.015%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 375 (5.56%) Kubernetes
2 226 (3.35%) Terraform
3 62 (0.92%) Microsoft Intune
4 43 (0.64%) Ansible
5 41 (0.61%) SCCM
6 37 (0.55%) Single Sign-On
7 27 (0.40%) Puppet
8 25 (0.37%) Prometheus
9 19 (0.28%) Grafana
10 15 (0.22%) Istio
11 13 (0.19%) Functional Safety
11 13 (0.19%) ZABBIX
12 11 (0.16%) FortiGate
12 11 (0.16%) vCenter Server
13 9 (0.13%) Progress Chef
14 7 (0.10%) Cisco CUCM
14 7 (0.10%) Microsoft Clustering
14 7 (0.10%) MIIS
14 7 (0.10%) SysTrack
14 7 (0.10%) WSUS
Vendors
1 782 (11.60%) Microsoft
2 203 (3.01%) Oracle
3 141 (2.09%) VMware
4 140 (2.08%) SAP
5 128 (1.90%) Databricks
6 121 (1.79%) Cisco
7 120 (1.78%) Google
8 101 (1.50%) ServiceNow
9 78 (1.16%) Salesforce
10 66 (0.98%) Micro Focus
11 59 (0.87%) Citrix
12 49 (0.73%) IBM
13 48 (0.71%) Bloomberg
14 31 (0.46%) Reuters
15 28 (0.42%) Sparx
16 26 (0.39%) Atlassian
17 25 (0.37%) HP
18 24 (0.36%) Informatica
18 24 (0.36%) Pega
19 23 (0.34%) SolarWinds