Lead Jobs in the North of England

Leader
England > North of England

The median Leader salary in the North of England is £70,000 per year, according to job vacancies posted during the 6 months leading to 19 June 2024.

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

6 months to
19 Jun 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 13 46 30
Rank change year-on-year +33 -16 +1
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead 1,952 1,040 1,495
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North of England 9.72% 6.62% 7.90%
As % of the Job Titles category 10.24% 7.41% 8.20%
Number of salaries quoted 1,598 772 854
10th Percentile £40,000 £43,027 £39,000
25th Percentile £55,000 £52,932 £50,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £70,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year - +16.67% +4.35%
75th Percentile £84,964 £82,500 £75,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £90,450 £86,250
England median annual salary £70,000 £72,500 £75,000
% change year-on-year -3.45% -3.33% +7.14%

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
North of England

For comparison with the information above, the following table provides summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies in the North of 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 the North of England with a recognized job title 19,059 14,033 18,223
% of permanent jobs with a recognized job title 94.93% 89.31% 96.30%
Number of salaries quoted 14,336 7,943 10,955
10th Percentile £27,000 £30,500 £27,750
25th Percentile £36,250 £40,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £54,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year -7.41% +8.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £65,000 £69,649 £65,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £81,250 £80,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £60,713 £60,000
% change year-on-year -13.53% +1.19% +9.09%

Lead
Job Vacancy Trend in the North of England

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

Job vacancy trend for Lead in the North of England

Lead
Salary Trend in the North of England

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

Salary trend for Lead in the North of England

Lead
Salary Histogram in the North of England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Lead in the North of England over the 6 months to 19 June 2024.

Salary histogram for Lead in the North of England

Lead
Job Locations in the North of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Lead within the North of England region over the 6 months to 19 June 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
North West +25 974 £70,000 - 181
Yorkshire +32 714 £70,000 - 122
North East +39 268 £70,250 +40.50% 40
Lead
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 June 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 North of England region featuring Lead in the job title.

1 665 (34.07%) Agile
2 625 (32.02%) Mentoring
3 402 (20.59%) Coaching
4 401 (20.54%) Azure
5 372 (19.06%) Finance
6 357 (18.29%) Social Skills
7 317 (16.24%) AWS
8 270 (13.83%) Problem-Solving
9 256 (13.11%) Software Engineering
10 217 (11.12%) SQL
10 217 (11.12%) Public Sector
11 202 (10.35%) Roadmaps
12 200 (10.25%) DevOps
13 197 (10.09%) Microsoft
14 169 (8.66%) .NET
15 162 (8.30%) Project Management
16 146 (7.48%) C#
17 142 (7.27%) CI/CD
18 134 (6.86%) Stakeholder Management
19 132 (6.76%) Java
20 131 (6.71%) Cybersecurity
21 119 (6.10%) User Experience
22 112 (5.74%) Data Engineering
23 110 (5.64%) Continuous Improvement
24 109 (5.58%) Windows
25 105 (5.38%) JavaScript
26 104 (5.33%) Microsoft 365
26 104 (5.33%) Inclusion and Diversity
27 103 (5.28%) Product Roadmap
27 103 (5.28%) Python

Lead Skill Set
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities in the North of 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 61 (3.13%) Confluence
2 35 (1.79%) SharePoint
3 31 (1.59%) Tuxedo
4 23 (1.18%) Apache
5 16 (0.82%) Microsoft Exchange
6 14 (0.72%) Apache Airflow
7 12 (0.61%) WebLogic
8 10 (0.51%) CMS
9 8 (0.41%) Anypoint
9 8 (0.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 8 (0.41%) WebSphere
10 7 (0.36%) Apache Spark
10 7 (0.36%) IIS
11 3 (0.15%) Apache Solr
11 3 (0.15%) Tomcat
12 2 (0.10%) SAS
12 2 (0.10%) Umbraco
13 1 (0.051%) BizTalk Server
13 1 (0.051%) WordPress
Applications
1 22 (1.13%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (0.51%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (0.41%) Chatbot
4 7 (0.36%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (0.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 4 (0.20%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 23 (1.18%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.61%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 6 (0.31%) SAP IBP
4 5 (0.26%) SAP S/4HANA
5 4 (0.20%) MIS ActiveH
5 4 (0.20%) SAP PP
6 3 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.10%) Primavera
7 2 (0.10%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.051%) Magento
8 1 (0.051%) SAP HCM
8 1 (0.051%) SAP HR
8 1 (0.051%) SAP MM
8 1 (0.051%) SAP SD
8 1 (0.051%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 401 (20.54%) Azure
2 317 (16.24%) AWS
3 104 (5.33%) Microsoft 365
4 85 (4.35%) GCP
5 75 (3.84%) Power Platform
6 58 (2.97%) Azure DevOps
7 45 (2.31%) SaaS
8 44 (2.25%) Dynamics 365
9 41 (2.10%) Amazon Kinesis
10 37 (1.90%) Amazon S3
11 35 (1.79%) Serverless
12 32 (1.64%) AWS Lambda
13 29 (1.49%) Cloud Computing
14 27 (1.38%) GitHub
15 24 (1.23%) Entra ID
16 21 (1.08%) dbt
17 20 (1.02%) Amazon EC2
17 20 (1.02%) GitHub Actions
17 20 (1.02%) PowerApps
18 16 (0.82%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 75 (3.84%) Firewall
2 61 (3.13%) WAN
3 40 (2.05%) LAN
4 28 (1.43%) DNS
4 28 (1.43%) TCP/IP
5 26 (1.33%) SD-WAN
5 26 (1.33%) SSL
6 25 (1.28%) Intrusion Detection
7 24 (1.23%) Network Security
8 23 (1.18%) Wi-Fi
8 23 (1.18%) Wireless
9 13 (0.67%) BGP
9 13 (0.67%) Software-Defined Radio
9 13 (0.67%) VPN
10 11 (0.56%) Internet
10 11 (0.56%) NAS
10 11 (0.56%) SAN
11 8 (0.41%) Ethernet
12 7 (0.36%) DHCP
12 7 (0.36%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (3.53%) SQL Server
2 66 (3.38%) Data Warehouse
3 62 (3.18%) Power BI
4 61 (3.13%) MySQL
5 55 (2.82%) Relational Database
6 51 (2.61%) Amazon RDS
7 38 (1.95%) NoSQL
7 38 (1.95%) Tableau
8 35 (1.79%) DynamoDB
9 34 (1.74%) Amazon Redshift
10 32 (1.64%) PostgreSQL
11 29 (1.49%) RDBMS
12 20 (1.02%) Data Lake
13 17 (0.87%) DB2
14 15 (0.77%) Oracle Database
15 12 (0.61%) MongoDB
16 11 (0.56%) Amazon Aurora
16 11 (0.56%) Data Vault
17 10 (0.51%) BigQuery
17 10 (0.51%) Redis
Development Applications
1 82 (4.20%) JIRA
2 72 (3.69%) Git
3 27 (1.38%) CircleCI
4 26 (1.33%) GitLab
5 19 (0.97%) Jenkins
6 18 (0.92%) JUnit
7 17 (0.87%) Postman
8 16 (0.82%) Selenium
9 11 (0.56%) Cucumber
10 9 (0.46%) JMeter
11 6 (0.31%) Appium
12 5 (0.26%) Cypress.io
12 5 (0.26%) Maven
13 3 (0.15%) Gradle
13 3 (0.15%) LoadRunner
13 3 (0.15%) SpecFlow
13 3 (0.15%) TeamCity
14 1 (0.051%) Bitbucket
14 1 (0.051%) Rational DOORS
14 1 (0.051%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 372 (19.06%) Finance
2 357 (18.29%) Social Skills
3 217 (11.12%) Public Sector
4 104 (5.33%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 88 (4.51%) Analytical Skills
6 67 (3.43%) Retail
7 61 (3.13%) Law
8 44 (2.25%) Manufacturing
9 38 (1.95%) Legal
10 35 (1.79%) Telecoms
11 31 (1.59%) Organisational Skills
12 28 (1.43%) Games
13 27 (1.38%) Banking
14 26 (1.33%) Marketing
15 25 (1.28%) Influencing Skills
16 13 (0.67%) Presentation Skills
17 11 (0.56%) Back Office
17 11 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
18 10 (0.51%) Documentation Skills
19 8 (0.41%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 169 (8.66%) .NET
2 100 (5.12%) React
3 69 (3.53%) RESTful
4 64 (3.28%) HTML
4 64 (3.28%) Node.js
5 61 (3.13%) CSS
6 52 (2.66%) .NET Core
7 44 (2.25%) REST
7 44 (2.25%) Spring
8 41 (2.10%) JSON
9 38 (1.95%) Web Services
10 33 (1.69%) Spring Boot
11 31 (1.59%) AngularJS
12 23 (1.18%) .NET Framework
13 19 (0.97%) GraphQL
13 19 (0.97%) XML
14 18 (0.92%) RabbitMQ
15 16 (0.82%) Laravel
15 16 (0.82%) OAuth
15 16 (0.82%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 73 (3.74%) Management Information System
2 68 (3.48%) Cyberattack
3 56 (2.87%) Public Cloud
4 51 (2.61%) Cloud Native
5 43 (2.20%) Enterprise Software
6 41 (2.10%) Product Ownership
7 40 (2.05%) Data Centre
8 36 (1.84%) Distributed Systems
9 30 (1.54%) Self-Motivation
10 27 (1.38%) Mobile App
11 24 (1.23%) Onboarding
12 20 (1.02%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 19 (0.97%) Client/Server
13 19 (0.97%) Greenfield Project
14 17 (0.87%) Data Structures
15 14 (0.72%) Blog
15 14 (0.72%) NHS
16 13 (0.67%) Virtual Team
17 12 (0.61%) Online Games
18 11 (0.56%) Media Streaming
Operating Systems
1 109 (5.58%) Windows
2 70 (3.59%) Linux
3 51 (2.61%) Windows Server
4 21 (1.08%) Apple iOS
4 21 (1.08%) Windows Server 2012
4 21 (1.08%) Windows Server 2019
5 20 (1.02%) Windows Server 2016
6 19 (0.97%) Windows 10
7 18 (0.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 11 (0.56%) Android
9 8 (0.41%) Embedded Linux
10 4 (0.20%) Mac OS
11 3 (0.15%) Ubuntu
11 3 (0.15%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.10%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.10%) VMS
12 2 (0.10%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 665 (34.07%) Agile
2 625 (32.02%) Mentoring
3 402 (20.59%) Coaching
4 270 (13.83%) Problem-Solving
5 256 (13.11%) Software Engineering
6 202 (10.35%) Roadmaps
7 200 (10.25%) DevOps
8 162 (8.30%) Project Management
9 142 (7.27%) CI/CD
10 134 (6.86%) Stakeholder Management
11 131 (6.71%) Cybersecurity
12 119 (6.10%) User Experience
13 112 (5.74%) Data Engineering
14 110 (5.64%) Continuous Improvement
15 103 (5.28%) Product Roadmap
16 98 (5.02%) Scrum
16 98 (5.02%) Supplier Management
17 94 (4.82%) Kanban
18 92 (4.71%) Design Patterns
19 87 (4.46%) Customer Service
Programming Languages
1 217 (11.12%) SQL
2 146 (7.48%) C#
3 132 (6.76%) Java
4 105 (5.38%) JavaScript
5 103 (5.28%) Python
6 82 (4.20%) PHP
7 71 (3.64%) TypeScript
8 56 (2.87%) COBOL
8 56 (2.87%) Micro Focus COBOL
9 46 (2.36%) C
10 45 (2.31%) C++
11 23 (1.18%) Scala
12 17 (0.87%) VB.NET
13 14 (0.72%) T-SQL
14 12 (0.61%) PowerShell
15 11 (0.56%) Swift
16 7 (0.36%) Kotlin
17 6 (0.31%) Go
18 5 (0.26%) Ada
19 4 (0.20%) XAML
Qualifications
1 99 (5.07%) Degree
2 98 (5.02%) Security Cleared
3 75 (3.84%) SC Cleared
4 50 (2.56%) Azure Certification
5 39 (2.00%) AWS Certification
6 34 (1.74%) CISM
6 34 (1.74%) Computer Science Degree
7 33 (1.69%) Cisco Certification
8 24 (1.23%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 24 (1.23%) CCSP
8 24 (1.23%) CISSP
9 20 (1.02%) CCSK
10 16 (0.82%) Microsoft Certification
11 14 (0.72%) CISA
11 14 (0.72%) CRISC
11 14 (0.72%) DBS Check
12 12 (0.61%) AWS Certified Solutions Architect
13 11 (0.56%) HNC
14 9 (0.46%) CHECK Team Leader
15 7 (0.36%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (2.82%) SLA
2 53 (2.72%) QA
3 40 (2.05%) Data Quality
4 34 (1.74%) GDPR
5 33 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 31 (1.59%) NIST
7 15 (0.77%) Cyber Essentials
8 14 (0.72%) GRC
8 14 (0.72%) PMO
9 9 (0.46%) NCSC
10 7 (0.36%) PCI DSS
10 7 (0.36%) PSD2
11 5 (0.26%) Accessibility
12 3 (0.15%) COSO
12 3 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 3 (0.15%) ISO 31000
13 2 (0.10%) Automotive SPICE
13 2 (0.10%) ISO 9001
13 2 (0.10%) Software Quality Assurance
14 1 (0.051%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 77 (3.94%) Docker
2 42 (2.15%) Active Directory
3 25 (1.28%) Hyper-V
3 25 (1.28%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (0.46%) Firmware
4 9 (0.46%) vSphere
5 8 (0.41%) Embedded Firmware
6 5 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (0.20%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 76 (3.89%) Kubernetes
2 70 (3.59%) Terraform
3 28 (1.43%) Microsoft Intune
4 20 (1.02%) Single Sign-On
5 7 (0.36%) SysTrack
6 6 (0.31%) Ansible
6 6 (0.31%) FortiGate
6 6 (0.31%) Grafana
6 6 (0.31%) Nagios
7 5 (0.26%) Prometheus
7 5 (0.26%) SCCM
8 4 (0.20%) Nmap
9 2 (0.10%) Autotask
9 2 (0.10%) CSIRT
9 2 (0.10%) Packer
10 1 (0.051%) Istio
10 1 (0.051%) Kiali
10 1 (0.051%) Nessus
10 1 (0.051%) Podman
10 1 (0.051%) Puppet
Vendors
1 197 (10.09%) Microsoft
2 80 (4.10%) Oracle
3 56 (2.87%) Micro Focus
4 52 (2.66%) VMware
5 43 (2.20%) Google
6 35 (1.79%) Atlassian
7 33 (1.69%) IBM
8 32 (1.64%) Citrix
9 29 (1.49%) SAP
10 25 (1.28%) Cisco
11 22 (1.13%) Databricks
12 15 (0.77%) ServiceNow
13 12 (0.61%) Sparx
14 11 (0.56%) Veeam
15 10 (0.51%) Informatica
16 9 (0.46%) Juniper
16 9 (0.46%) MuleSoft
17 8 (0.41%) Snow
18 7 (0.36%) Duck Creek
18 7 (0.36%) Splunk