Lead Jobs in the South East

Leader
England > South East

The median Leader salary in the South East is £62,334 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 23 45 41
Rank change year-on-year +22 -4 -3
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead 1,350 800 1,368
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 7.24% 6.03% 6.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.68% 6.72% 6.68%
Number of salaries quoted 970 611 785
10th Percentile £36,250 £45,000 £42,625
25th Percentile £46,813 £53,750 £52,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £62,334 £67,500 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year -7.65% +3.85% +4.00%
75th Percentile £80,000 £80,000 £80,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £88,750
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
South East

For comparison with the information above, the following table provides summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies in the South East. 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 South East with a recognized job title 17,582 11,899 20,479
% of permanent jobs with a recognized job title 94.31% 89.64% 96.02%
Number of salaries quoted 12,383 7,812 12,372
10th Percentile £27,750 £30,000 £30,000
25th Percentile £36,250 £40,000 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year -9.09% - +10.00%
75th Percentile £65,000 £71,250 £70,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £85,000 £82,500
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 South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Lead in the South East

Lead
Salary Trend in the South East

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Lead in the South East.

Salary trend for Lead in the South East

Lead
Salary Histogram in the South East

Salary distribution for jobs citing Lead in the South East over the 6 months to 19 June 2024.

Salary histogram for Lead in the South East

Lead
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Lead within the South East 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
Thames Valley +26 534 £62,500 -3.85% 79
Hampshire +17 408 £60,000 -20.00% 37
Berkshire +33 273 £75,000 +7.14% 45
Surrey -10 163 £60,000 -14.29% 26
Buckinghamshire +44 147 £59,724 +3.87% 17
Oxfordshire -3 114 £52,500 -8.70% 18
Kent +37 99 £50,000 -16.67% 23
West Sussex +21 55 £65,500 +13.91% 15
East Sussex +10 35 £80,000 +54.96% 15
Middlesex -7 24 £44,658 -44.18% 3
Sussex -13 16 £40,000 -52.94% 10
Lead
England

Lead Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities in the South East

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 South East region featuring Lead in the job title.

1 299 (22.15%) Social Skills
2 259 (19.19%) Agile
3 214 (15.85%) Problem-Solving
4 206 (15.26%) Finance
5 194 (14.37%) Microsoft
6 190 (14.07%) Software Engineering
7 172 (12.74%) Mentoring
8 164 (12.15%) Degree
8 164 (12.15%) Azure
9 156 (11.56%) .NET
10 152 (11.26%) Analytics
11 149 (11.04%) Windows
12 144 (10.67%) AWS
13 138 (10.22%) C#
14 124 (9.19%) Project Management
15 123 (9.11%) Process Improvement
16 114 (8.44%) JavaScript
17 111 (8.22%) DevOps
18 108 (8.00%) Java
19 106 (7.85%) Analytical Skills
20 104 (7.70%) SQL
20 104 (7.70%) Marketing
20 104 (7.70%) Security Cleared
21 97 (7.19%) Continuous Improvement
21 97 (7.19%) Data Strategy
22 96 (7.11%) Kubernetes
23 94 (6.96%) Docker
24 88 (6.52%) Matrix Organization
25 87 (6.44%) React
25 87 (6.44%) Use Case

Lead Skill Set
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities in the South East 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 26 (1.93%) SharePoint
2 14 (1.04%) Microsoft Exchange
3 10 (0.74%) OpenStack
4 6 (0.44%) Confluence
5 5 (0.37%) Apache
6 4 (0.30%) IIS
6 4 (0.30%) WebLogic
7 3 (0.22%) Apache Spark
7 3 (0.22%) CMS
8 1 (0.074%) Drupal
Applications
1 60 (4.44%) Microsoft Excel
2 22 (1.63%) Microsoft Office
3 21 (1.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (0.44%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.15%) MadCap Flare
6 2 (0.15%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 23 (1.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.74%) SAP GRC
3 8 (0.59%) SAP S/4HANA
4 4 (0.30%) Q-Pulse
4 4 (0.30%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 3 (0.22%) OpenText VIM for SAP
5 3 (0.22%) SAP BPC
6 2 (0.15%) SAP HR
7 1 (0.074%) SAP CO
7 1 (0.074%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.074%) SAP FI/CO
7 1 (0.074%) SAP QM
Cloud Services
1 164 (12.15%) Azure
2 144 (10.67%) AWS
3 59 (4.37%) Power Platform
4 57 (4.22%) Microsoft 365
5 44 (3.26%) SaaS
6 25 (1.85%) Azure DevOps
7 24 (1.78%) Dynamics 365
8 21 (1.56%) Serverless
9 20 (1.48%) Amazon ECS
10 19 (1.41%) Entra ID
11 16 (1.19%) GCP
12 14 (1.04%) Amazon EKS
12 14 (1.04%) Amazon S3
13 11 (0.81%) AWS Lambda
14 10 (0.74%) Amazon SQS
14 10 (0.74%) PaaS
15 9 (0.67%) Azure Cosmos DB
16 8 (0.59%) AWS CloudFormation
16 8 (0.59%) Datadog
16 8 (0.59%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 77 (5.70%) Broadband
2 47 (3.48%) Firewall
3 29 (2.15%) DNS
4 18 (1.33%) Network Security
4 18 (1.33%) TCP/IP
5 12 (0.89%) LAN
5 12 (0.89%) SSL
6 11 (0.81%) WAN
6 11 (0.81%) Wireless
7 10 (0.74%) DHCP
8 9 (0.67%) CTI
8 9 (0.67%) VoIP
9 8 (0.59%) OSPF
9 8 (0.59%) VPN
10 6 (0.44%) RS-485
11 5 (0.37%) BGP
11 5 (0.37%) SMTP
11 5 (0.37%) VLAN
12 4 (0.30%) HTTP
12 4 (0.30%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (3.85%) NoSQL
2 49 (3.63%) SQL Server
3 47 (3.48%) Power BI
4 13 (0.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 10 (0.74%) Amazon RDS
5 10 (0.74%) MySQL
6 9 (0.67%) Azure SQL Database
7 8 (0.59%) SAP BW
8 6 (0.44%) CouchDB
8 6 (0.44%) DB2
8 6 (0.44%) Elasticsearch
8 6 (0.44%) PostgreSQL
9 5 (0.37%) Data Lake
9 5 (0.37%) Data Mining
9 5 (0.37%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (0.37%) MongoDB
9 5 (0.37%) RDBMS
9 5 (0.37%) Relational Database
10 4 (0.30%) Metadata
10 4 (0.30%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 54 (4.00%) Git
2 43 (3.19%) Visual Studio
3 42 (3.11%) Selenium
4 27 (2.00%) Cypress.io
5 25 (1.85%) SoapUI
6 20 (1.48%) GitLab
7 18 (1.33%) Team Foundation Server
8 12 (0.89%) Jenkins
9 10 (0.74%) NUnit
9 10 (0.74%) Visual Studio Code
10 8 (0.59%) Postman
10 8 (0.59%) TeamCity
11 7 (0.52%) Jasmine
12 6 (0.44%) Gradle
12 6 (0.44%) JIRA
13 4 (0.30%) Android Studio
13 4 (0.30%) Xcode
14 2 (0.15%) CircleCI
14 2 (0.15%) Hudson
14 2 (0.15%) Rational DOORS
General
1 299 (22.15%) Social Skills
2 206 (15.26%) Finance
3 106 (7.85%) Analytical Skills
4 104 (7.70%) Marketing
5 77 (5.70%) Advertising
6 49 (3.63%) Manufacturing
7 41 (3.04%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 35 (2.59%) Public Sector
9 34 (2.52%) Aviation
9 34 (2.52%) Legal
9 34 (2.52%) Organisational Skills
10 33 (2.44%) Aerospace
11 32 (2.37%) Telecoms
12 28 (2.07%) Automotive
13 26 (1.93%) Presentation Skills
14 25 (1.85%) Military
15 24 (1.78%) Retail
16 19 (1.41%) Banking
17 18 (1.33%) Electronics
18 16 (1.19%) Police
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 156 (11.56%) .NET
2 87 (6.44%) React
3 39 (2.89%) CSS
4 31 (2.30%) HTML
5 25 (1.85%) ASP.NET
6 24 (1.78%) .NET Framework
7 22 (1.63%) .NET Core
7 22 (1.63%) Jest
8 19 (1.41%) EDI
9 18 (1.33%) JSON
10 16 (1.19%) Kafka
11 15 (1.11%) AngularJS
12 12 (0.89%) RESTful
13 11 (0.81%) RabbitMQ
13 11 (0.81%) Spring
13 11 (0.81%) Spring Boot
13 11 (0.81%) XML
14 10 (0.74%) REST
15 9 (0.67%) Tailwind CSS
16 8 (0.59%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 77 (5.70%) Marketing Technology
2 56 (4.15%) Management Information System
3 28 (2.07%) Self-Motivation
4 27 (2.00%) Data Centre
4 27 (2.00%) Greenfield Project
5 20 (1.48%) Onboarding
6 19 (1.41%) Analytical Mindset
7 17 (1.26%) Algorithms
8 16 (1.19%) Private Cloud
9 15 (1.11%) Life Science
9 15 (1.11%) Mobile App
10 14 (1.04%) Digital Media
11 12 (0.89%) Augmented Reality
11 12 (0.89%) Enterprise Software
11 12 (0.89%) Product Ownership
11 12 (0.89%) Renewable Energy
11 12 (0.89%) Security Operations Centre
12 11 (0.81%) Public Cloud
13 9 (0.67%) Fibre Optics
14 8 (0.59%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 149 (11.04%) Windows
2 71 (5.26%) Linux
3 42 (3.11%) Windows Server
4 24 (1.78%) Windows 10
5 8 (0.59%) Android
6 6 (0.44%) Windows Server 2016
7 5 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (0.30%) Windows Server 2019
9 2 (0.15%) CentOS
9 2 (0.15%) Embedded Linux
9 2 (0.15%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.15%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.15%) Rocky
9 2 (0.15%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.074%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.074%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 259 (19.19%) Agile
2 214 (15.85%) Problem-Solving
3 190 (14.07%) Software Engineering
4 172 (12.74%) Mentoring
5 152 (11.26%) Analytics
6 124 (9.19%) Project Management
7 123 (9.11%) Process Improvement
8 111 (8.22%) DevOps
9 97 (7.19%) Continuous Improvement
9 97 (7.19%) Data Strategy
10 88 (6.52%) Matrix Organization
11 87 (6.44%) ITIL
11 87 (6.44%) Use Case
12 86 (6.37%) Business Case
12 86 (6.37%) Digital Marketing
13 79 (5.85%) Artificial Intelligence
14 77 (5.70%) Data Collection
14 77 (5.70%) Decision-Making
14 77 (5.70%) Regulatory Change
15 70 (5.19%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 138 (10.22%) C#
2 114 (8.44%) JavaScript
3 108 (8.00%) Java
4 104 (7.70%) SQL
5 70 (5.19%) Python
6 68 (5.04%) TypeScript
7 38 (2.81%) C++
8 28 (2.07%) C
9 8 (0.59%) Data Analysis Expressions
10 7 (0.52%) Bicep
11 6 (0.44%) VB.NET
12 5 (0.37%) ABAP
12 5 (0.37%) Apex Code
12 5 (0.37%) Bash
12 5 (0.37%) Haskell
12 5 (0.37%) MATLAB
12 5 (0.37%) Scala
12 5 (0.37%) T-SQL
13 4 (0.30%) PowerShell
13 4 (0.30%) R
Qualifications
1 164 (12.15%) Degree
2 104 (7.70%) Security Cleared
3 62 (4.59%) SC Cleared
4 51 (3.78%) Computer Science Degree
5 26 (1.93%) Master's Degree
6 23 (1.70%) Microsoft Certification
7 20 (1.48%) CIPD
8 19 (1.41%) DBS Check
9 18 (1.33%) AWS Certification
9 18 (1.33%) Cisco Certification
10 15 (1.11%) Azure Certification
11 13 (0.96%) CCNP
11 13 (0.96%) MCSE
12 11 (0.81%) ISTQB
12 11 (0.81%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 10 (0.74%) ISEB
14 9 (0.67%) PMI Certification
15 8 (0.59%) AWS Certified DevOps Engineer
15 8 (0.59%) AWS Certified Solutions Architect
15 8 (0.59%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (4.07%) QA
2 39 (2.89%) SLA
3 23 (1.70%) GDPR
4 18 (1.33%) Data Quality
5 15 (1.11%) Good Clinical Practice
6 13 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 10 (0.74%) NIST
7 10 (0.74%) PMO
8 9 (0.67%) Accessibility
9 8 (0.59%) Cyber Essentials
9 8 (0.59%) GRC
9 8 (0.59%) IFRS
9 8 (0.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 5 (0.37%) Actionable Recommendations
10 5 (0.37%) ISO 9001
11 4 (0.30%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 4 (0.30%) GMP
11 4 (0.30%) NEBOSH
12 3 (0.22%) ISO 22301
12 3 (0.22%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 94 (6.96%) Docker
2 76 (5.63%) Active Directory
3 30 (2.22%) Hyper-V
4 15 (1.11%) Firmware
5 11 (0.81%) Virtual Machines
6 10 (0.74%) VMware Infrastructure
7 8 (0.59%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (0.15%) HDFS
9 1 (0.074%) Lustre
Systems Management
1 96 (7.11%) Kubernetes
2 34 (2.52%) Terraform
3 23 (1.70%) Puppet
4 19 (1.41%) Microsoft Intune
5 14 (1.04%) Ansible
5 14 (1.04%) SCCM
6 13 (0.96%) ZABBIX
7 8 (0.59%) Consul
8 7 (0.52%) MIIS
8 7 (0.52%) NetBackup
8 7 (0.52%) SCOM
9 5 (0.37%) WSUS
10 3 (0.22%) Nessus
11 2 (0.15%) Active Directory Federation Services
11 2 (0.15%) Argo
11 2 (0.15%) Autotask
11 2 (0.15%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
12 1 (0.074%) Netcool
12 1 (0.074%) Progress Chef
12 1 (0.074%) Salt
Vendors
1 194 (14.37%) Microsoft
2 59 (4.37%) SAP
3 40 (2.96%) Cisco
4 28 (2.07%) Oracle
5 26 (1.93%) Salesforce
6 21 (1.56%) VMware
7 18 (1.33%) Google
8 12 (0.89%) Palo Alto
8 12 (0.89%) ServiceNow
9 11 (0.81%) Apple
10 10 (0.74%) Databricks
10 10 (0.74%) OpenText
11 8 (0.59%) Apttus
11 8 (0.59%) McAfee
12 7 (0.52%) MuleSoft
13 6 (0.44%) Citrix
13 6 (0.44%) Ubiquiti
14 5 (0.37%) Acronis
14 5 (0.37%) Sophos
14 5 (0.37%) Splunk