Lead Jobs in the South West

Leader
England > South West

The median Leader salary in the South West is £62,500 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 20 43 36
Rank change year-on-year +23 -7 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead 684 390 709
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South West 7.65% 6.24% 7.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.98% 6.96% 8.21%
Number of salaries quoted 503 310 409
10th Percentile £40,000 £40,000 £39,748
25th Percentile £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £62,500 £70,000 £61,500
Median % change year-on-year -10.71% +13.82% +6.96%
75th Percentile £80,000 £84,033 £75,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £95,000 £93,000
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 West

For comparison with the information above, the following table provides summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies in the South West. 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 West with a recognized job title 8,572 5,606 8,639
% of permanent jobs with a recognized job title 95.92% 89.68% 94.48%
Number of salaries quoted 6,138 3,755 5,344
10th Percentile £28,500 £30,431 £28,500
25th Percentile £37,500 £38,750 £36,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £52,700 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year -5.12% +5.40% +8.70%
75th Percentile £65,000 £70,000 £65,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £81,250 £80,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year -8.33% - +9.09%

Lead
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for Lead in the South West

Lead
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Salary trend for Lead in the South West

Lead
Salary Histogram in the South West

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

Salary histogram for Lead in the South West

Lead
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Lead within the South West 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
Bristol +26 253 £65,000 -8.77% 34
Wiltshire +17 127 £59,500 +8.18% 18
Gloucestershire -4 90 £67,000 -6.94% 17
Dorset +31 89 £60,000 -29.41% 6
Somerset +28 55 £62,500 +52.44% 15
Devon +10 48 £55,000 +15.79% 10
Cornwall -11 7 - - 3
Lead
England

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

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 South West region featuring Lead in the job title.

1 123 (17.98%) Social Skills
2 120 (17.54%) Agile
3 117 (17.11%) Security Cleared
4 107 (15.64%) Azure
5 82 (11.99%) Problem-Solving
6 81 (11.84%) Degree
6 81 (11.84%) Finance
7 77 (11.26%) Microsoft
7 77 (11.26%) Software Engineering
7 77 (11.26%) Mentoring
8 67 (9.80%) AWS
9 63 (9.21%) Python
10 59 (8.63%) Analytics
10 59 (8.63%) Cybersecurity
11 55 (8.04%) Java
11 55 (8.04%) SQL
12 52 (7.60%) JavaScript
12 52 (7.60%) Technical Leadership
13 51 (7.46%) User Experience
13 51 (7.46%) Inclusion and Diversity
14 50 (7.31%) Power Platform
15 49 (7.16%) Validation
16 48 (7.02%) Project Management
17 47 (6.87%) Windows
18 45 (6.58%) SC Cleared
18 45 (6.58%) Continuous Improvement
19 43 (6.29%) DV Cleared
20 41 (5.99%) Requirements Analysis
21 40 (5.85%) Law
22 39 (5.70%) Analytical Skills

Lead Skill Set
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities in the South West 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 24 (3.51%) SharePoint
2 6 (0.88%) Microsoft Exchange
3 4 (0.58%) Confluence
3 4 (0.58%) WebLogic
4 3 (0.44%) ArcGIS
4 3 (0.44%) IIS
5 2 (0.29%) Apache Spark
5 2 (0.29%) CMS
5 2 (0.29%) SharePoint Server
5 2 (0.29%) WordPress
6 1 (0.15%) Drupal
Applications
1 10 (1.46%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.58%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.58%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (0.44%) Oracle Smart View
4 2 (0.29%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 4 (0.58%) NEC Housing
1 4 (0.58%) Q-Pulse
1 4 (0.58%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 3 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.44%) HFM
2 3 (0.44%) Hyperion Planning
3 1 (0.15%) Maximo
3 1 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.15%) Salesforce CRM
Cloud Services
1 107 (15.64%) Azure
2 67 (9.80%) AWS
3 50 (7.31%) Power Platform
4 31 (4.53%) Microsoft 365
5 15 (2.19%) Power Automate
5 15 (2.19%) PowerApps
6 11 (1.61%) SaaS
7 9 (1.32%) Entra ID
8 8 (1.17%) Azure Data Factory
9 7 (1.02%) Dynamics 365
9 7 (1.02%) OneDrive
10 6 (0.88%) Amazon EKS
10 6 (0.88%) GCP
10 6 (0.88%) Serverless
10 6 (0.88%) Slack
11 5 (0.73%) Azure Logic Apps
11 5 (0.73%) Google Analytics
11 5 (0.73%) OCI
11 5 (0.73%) Snowflake
12 4 (0.58%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (3.36%) Network Security
2 22 (3.22%) WAN
3 19 (2.78%) TCP/IP
4 13 (1.90%) SD-WAN
5 12 (1.75%) DNS
6 11 (1.61%) 5G
6 11 (1.61%) Firewall
7 8 (1.17%) LAN
8 7 (1.02%) SSL
9 6 (0.88%) HTTP
9 6 (0.88%) Internet
9 6 (0.88%) Telepresence
10 5 (0.73%) BGP
10 5 (0.73%) VPN
11 4 (0.58%) SAN
12 3 (0.44%) Broadband
12 3 (0.44%) DHCP
12 3 (0.44%) H.323
12 3 (0.44%) WebEx
12 3 (0.44%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (5.26%) Power BI
2 21 (3.07%) Data Warehouse
3 16 (2.34%) Data Lake
3 16 (2.34%) Tableau
4 15 (2.19%) Relational Database
4 15 (2.19%) SQL Server
5 13 (1.90%) Qlik Sense
6 6 (0.88%) Amazon RDS
6 6 (0.88%) RDBMS
7 5 (0.73%) Big Data
8 4 (0.58%) MongoDB
8 4 (0.58%) MySQL
8 4 (0.58%) Oracle Database
8 4 (0.58%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (0.44%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (0.44%) Essbase
9 3 (0.44%) Oracle Reports
9 3 (0.44%) Power Query
9 3 (0.44%) SQLite
10 2 (0.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 16 (2.34%) Git
1 16 (2.34%) Subversion
2 14 (2.05%) GitLab
3 12 (1.75%) JIRA
4 7 (1.02%) Jenkins
5 6 (0.88%) RStudio
6 5 (0.73%) Rational DOORS
7 4 (0.58%) Visual Studio
8 3 (0.44%) Eclipse
9 2 (0.29%) Android Studio
9 2 (0.29%) Cypress.io
9 2 (0.29%) MSI
9 2 (0.29%) Oracle Forms
9 2 (0.29%) Selenium
9 2 (0.29%) Zephyr
10 1 (0.15%) Appium
10 1 (0.15%) Balsamiq
10 1 (0.15%) Postman
10 1 (0.15%) REST Assured
10 1 (0.15%) Serenity BDD
General
1 123 (17.98%) Social Skills
2 81 (11.84%) Finance
3 51 (7.46%) Inclusion and Diversity
4 40 (5.85%) Law
5 39 (5.70%) Analytical Skills
6 29 (4.24%) Retail
7 25 (3.65%) Public Sector
8 24 (3.51%) Manufacturing
9 20 (2.92%) Banking
9 20 (2.92%) Investment Banking
10 19 (2.78%) Aerospace
10 19 (2.78%) Marketing
11 16 (2.34%) Electronics
11 16 (2.34%) Legal
12 15 (2.19%) Organisational Skills
13 14 (2.05%) Local Government
13 14 (2.05%) Presentation Skills
14 11 (1.61%) Telecoms
15 7 (1.02%) Pharmaceutical
16 6 (0.88%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (5.56%) HTML
2 30 (4.39%) React
3 28 (4.09%) CSS
4 18 (2.63%) Elastic Stack
5 17 (2.49%) .NET
6 15 (2.19%) REST
7 13 (1.90%) Spring Boot
8 12 (1.75%) RESTful
8 12 (1.75%) Tailwind CSS
9 11 (1.61%) Laravel
9 11 (1.61%) Spring
9 11 (1.61%) Vue
10 10 (1.46%) Node.js
11 9 (1.32%) Alpine.js
12 8 (1.17%) AngularJS
13 7 (1.02%) XML
14 6 (0.88%) Kafka
14 6 (0.88%) PyTorch
14 6 (0.88%) TensorFlow
15 5 (0.73%) Flask
Miscellaneous
1 23 (3.36%) Product Ownership
2 19 (2.78%) Data Structures
2 19 (2.78%) Self-Motivation
3 18 (2.63%) Cyber Kill Chain
4 13 (1.90%) Private Cloud
5 12 (1.75%) Management Information System
6 11 (1.61%) Cloud Native
6 11 (1.61%) Data Centre
6 11 (1.61%) Public Cloud
7 10 (1.46%) Replication
8 9 (1.32%) Video Conferencing
9 8 (1.17%) Algorithms
9 8 (1.17%) Cyberattack
9 8 (1.17%) Mobile App
9 8 (1.17%) Robotics
10 7 (1.02%) Digital Signage
10 7 (1.02%) Driving Licence
11 5 (0.73%) Distributed Systems
12 4 (0.58%) Enterprise Software
12 4 (0.58%) Low-Code
Operating Systems
1 47 (6.87%) Windows
2 38 (5.56%) Linux
3 11 (1.61%) Windows 10
4 9 (1.32%) Windows Server
5 8 (1.17%) Android
6 7 (1.02%) Unix
7 6 (0.88%) Windows Server 2019
8 5 (0.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (0.73%) Windows Server 2016
9 4 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.29%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.29%) CentOS
10 2 (0.29%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.15%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (17.54%) Agile
2 82 (11.99%) Problem-Solving
3 77 (11.26%) Mentoring
3 77 (11.26%) Software Engineering
4 59 (8.63%) Analytics
4 59 (8.63%) Cybersecurity
5 52 (7.60%) Technical Leadership
6 51 (7.46%) User Experience
7 49 (7.16%) Validation
8 48 (7.02%) Project Management
9 45 (6.58%) Continuous Improvement
10 41 (5.99%) Requirements Analysis
11 37 (5.41%) Business Intelligence
11 37 (5.41%) Coaching
12 36 (5.26%) Machine Learning
13 34 (4.97%) Computer Science
13 34 (4.97%) Customer Service
13 34 (4.97%) Roadmaps
14 33 (4.82%) Project Delivery
15 32 (4.68%) Data Science
Programming Languages
1 63 (9.21%) Python
2 55 (8.04%) Java
2 55 (8.04%) SQL
3 52 (7.60%) JavaScript
4 32 (4.68%) TypeScript
5 30 (4.39%) C++
6 25 (3.65%) R
7 24 (3.51%) C#
8 20 (2.92%) C
9 13 (1.90%) Julia
10 8 (1.17%) Embedded C++
10 8 (1.17%) PHP
10 8 (1.17%) Scala
11 5 (0.73%) Bash
11 5 (0.73%) MATLAB
12 4 (0.58%) PL/SQL
12 4 (0.58%) PowerShell
12 4 (0.58%) Rust
12 4 (0.58%) VBA
13 3 (0.44%) Go
Qualifications
1 117 (17.11%) Security Cleared
2 81 (11.84%) Degree
3 45 (6.58%) SC Cleared
4 43 (6.29%) DV Cleared
5 22 (3.22%) BPSS Clearance
6 18 (2.63%) CISSP
7 16 (2.34%) Computer Science Degree
8 15 (2.19%) CISM
9 10 (1.46%) CHECK Team Leader
9 10 (1.46%) CISA
9 10 (1.46%) Master's Degree
10 6 (0.88%) SANS
11 5 (0.73%) AWS Certification
11 5 (0.73%) AWS Certified Solutions Architect
11 5 (0.73%) CESG Certified Professional
11 5 (0.73%) CRISC
12 4 (0.58%) Azure Certification
12 4 (0.58%) Microsoft Certification
13 3 (0.44%) MCP
14 2 (0.29%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (4.53%) NIST
2 21 (3.07%) QA
3 15 (2.19%) Accessibility
4 13 (1.90%) PMO
5 12 (1.75%) Data Quality
6 9 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 9 (1.32%) SLA
7 6 (0.88%) GDPR
7 6 (0.88%) ISO 9001
7 6 (0.88%) JSP 440
7 6 (0.88%) NCSC
7 6 (0.88%) RMADS
8 4 (0.58%) Cyber Essentials
8 4 (0.58%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 4 (0.58%) Def Stans
9 3 (0.44%) JTAG
9 3 (0.44%) PCI DSS
10 2 (0.29%) DO-178B
10 2 (0.29%) GMP
10 2 (0.29%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 21 (3.07%) Active Directory
1 21 (3.07%) vSphere
2 18 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (2.05%) Docker
4 4 (0.58%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.29%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.29%) VMware Workstation
5 2 (0.29%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.15%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.15%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 17 (2.49%) Kubernetes
2 11 (1.61%) SCCM
3 6 (0.88%) ServiceCenter
3 6 (0.88%) Terraform
4 4 (0.58%) Icinga
5 3 (0.44%) Cisco CUCM
5 3 (0.44%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (0.29%) CASB
6 2 (0.29%) Prometheus
6 2 (0.29%) SCOM
6 2 (0.29%) vCenter Server
6 2 (0.29%) WSUS
7 1 (0.15%) Nagios
Vendors
1 77 (11.26%) Microsoft
2 24 (3.51%) VMware
3 22 (3.22%) SolarWinds
4 18 (2.63%) Oracle
4 18 (2.63%) Tanium
4 18 (2.63%) Tripwire
5 16 (2.34%) Cisco
6 10 (1.46%) Databricks
7 9 (1.32%) Google
8 7 (1.02%) Alteryx
8 7 (1.02%) Citrix
8 7 (1.02%) IBM
9 6 (0.88%) HP
9 6 (0.88%) Pega
10 4 (0.58%) EMC
10 4 (0.58%) Meraki
10 4 (0.58%) NEC
10 4 (0.58%) Red Hat
10 4 (0.58%) Salesforce
10 4 (0.58%) Veeam