Lead Jobs in the UK excluding London

Leader
UK > UK excluding London

The median Leader salary in the UK excluding London is £65,000 per year, according to job vacancies posted during the 6 months leading to 21 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
21 Jun 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 16 42 35
Rank change year-on-year +26 -7 -3
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead 6,704 3,566 5,659
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 8.37% 6.45% 7.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.82% 7.27% 7.76%
Number of salaries quoted 4,533 2,473 3,057
10th Percentile £40,000 £42,500 £39,000
25th Percentile £50,000 £52,000 £47,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £65,000 £61,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.69% +4.24%
75th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £92,500 £86,250
UK median annual salary £70,000 £72,500 £72,500
% change year-on-year -3.45% - +3.57%

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
UK excluding London

For comparison with the information above, the following table provides summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies in the UK excluding London. 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 UK excluding London with a recognized job title 75,991 49,070 72,896
% of permanent jobs with a recognized job title 94.87% 88.81% 95.46%
Number of salaries quoted 53,059 29,227 42,783
10th Percentile £26,750 £29,750 £28,500
25th Percentile £35,000 £38,750 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £53,519 £50,296
Median % change year-on-year -6.58% +6.41% +5.89%
75th Percentile £63,750 £68,750 £67,500
90th Percentile £76,250 £81,250 £80,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year -12.50% - +9.09%

Lead
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Job vacancy trend for Lead in the UK excluding London

Lead
Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Lead in the UK excluding London.

Salary trend for Lead in the UK excluding London

Lead
Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Lead in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 21 June 2024.

Salary histogram for Lead in the UK excluding London

Lead
Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Lead within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 21 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 of England +33 1,952 £70,000 - 258
South East +22 1,350 £62,334 -7.65% 183
Midlands +2 1,042 £60,000 - 192
Scotland +15 979 £63,500 -9.29% 71
North West +25 974 £70,000 - 137
South West +26 773 £60,851 -9.85% 168
Yorkshire +32 714 £70,000 - 90
West Midlands +1 682 £65,000 +8.33% 112
East of England +35 409 £60,000 +4.35% 102
East Midlands +31 356 £52,000 -11.49% 79
North East +39 268 £70,250 +40.50% 36
Wales +22 155 £65,000 - 34
Northern Ireland +28 51 £77,500 +29.17% 6
Isle of Man - 4 £54,000 -
Lead
UK

Lead Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities in the UK excluding London

For the 6 months to 21 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 UK excluding London region featuring Lead in the job title.

1 2,030 (30.28%) Agile
2 1,659 (24.75%) Finance
3 1,306 (19.48%) Software Engineering
4 1,303 (19.44%) Mentoring
5 1,165 (17.38%) Social Skills
6 1,043 (15.56%) AWS
7 1,016 (15.16%) Azure
8 949 (14.16%) Inclusion and Diversity
9 904 (13.48%) Problem-Solving
10 815 (12.16%) CI/CD
10 815 (12.16%) Coaching
11 814 (12.14%) Java
12 805 (12.01%) Law
13 797 (11.89%) SQL
14 774 (11.55%) Marketing
15 759 (11.32%) SDLC
16 709 (10.58%) Microsoft
17 696 (10.38%) Degree
18 581 (8.67%) Operational Stability
19 570 (8.50%) DevOps
20 533 (7.95%) Machine Learning
21 523 (7.80%) JavaScript
22 512 (7.64%) Security Cleared
22 512 (7.64%) Roadmaps
23 511 (7.62%) Python
24 509 (7.59%) Artificial Intelligence
25 508 (7.58%) .NET
26 501 (7.47%) Project Management
27 483 (7.20%) C#
28 473 (7.06%) Community of Practice

Lead Skill Set
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities in the UK excluding London 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
1 169 (2.52%) Apache Spark
2 115 (1.72%) SharePoint
3 101 (1.51%) Confluence
4 64 (0.95%) Microsoft Exchange
5 63 (0.94%) Apache Airflow
6 40 (0.60%) WebLogic
7 38 (0.57%) Tuxedo
8 32 (0.48%) Cloud Foundry
8 32 (0.48%) FileNet
9 30 (0.45%) IIS
10 28 (0.42%) Apache
11 27 (0.40%) CMS
12 21 (0.31%) GemFire
13 12 (0.18%) WordPress
14 10 (0.15%) OpenStack
15 9 (0.13%) Appian
15 9 (0.13%) Umbraco
16 8 (0.12%) Anypoint
16 8 (0.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 8 (0.12%) WebSphere
Applications
1 113 (1.69%) Microsoft Excel
2 101 (1.51%) Microsoft Office
3 32 (0.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 17 (0.25%) Microsoft Project
4 17 (0.25%) Windchill
5 15 (0.22%) MS Visio
5 15 (0.22%) Simulink
6 12 (0.18%) Sketch
7 10 (0.15%) Chatbot
7 10 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
8 6 (0.089%) Oracle Smart View
9 4 (0.060%) CANalyzer
10 3 (0.045%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 3 (0.045%) AutoCAD
11 2 (0.030%) MadCap Flare
12 1 (0.015%) Abaqus
12 1 (0.015%) Blender
12 1 (0.015%) MicroStation
12 1 (0.015%) Photoshop
12 1 (0.015%) Trello
Business Applications
1 82 (1.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 40 (0.60%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 17 (0.25%) Teamcenter
4 16 (0.24%) SAP S/4HANA
4 16 (0.24%) Shopify
5 10 (0.15%) SAP GRC
6 6 (0.089%) HFM
6 6 (0.089%) Hyperion Planning
6 6 (0.089%) Oracle Applications
6 6 (0.089%) Oracle EBS
6 6 (0.089%) SAP IBP
7 5 (0.075%) Oracle Financials
7 5 (0.075%) Primavera
7 5 (0.075%) SAP PP
8 4 (0.060%) Dynamics GP
8 4 (0.060%) Dynamics NAV
8 4 (0.060%) MIS ActiveH
8 4 (0.060%) NEC Housing
8 4 (0.060%) Q-Pulse
8 4 (0.060%) Salesforce CRM
Cloud Services
1 1,043 (15.56%) AWS
2 1,016 (15.16%) Azure
3 274 (4.09%) Power Platform
4 269 (4.01%) Microsoft 365
5 174 (2.60%) GCP
6 165 (2.46%) SaaS
7 149 (2.22%) Azure DevOps
8 111 (1.66%) Serverless
9 110 (1.64%) Dynamics 365
10 96 (1.43%) Amazon S3
11 72 (1.07%) Datadog
12 70 (1.04%) AWS Lambda
13 62 (0.92%) Power Automate
13 62 (0.92%) PowerApps
14 61 (0.91%) Amazon SQS
15 59 (0.88%) Amazon ECS
16 58 (0.87%) Entra ID
17 56 (0.84%) Amazon EKS
18 54 (0.81%) Amazon Kinesis
19 51 (0.76%) Figma
Communications & Networking
1 178 (2.66%) Firewall
2 116 (1.73%) DNS
3 104 (1.55%) WAN
4 95 (1.42%) TCP/IP
5 82 (1.22%) Kerberos
6 81 (1.21%) Broadband
7 75 (1.12%) SSL
8 68 (1.01%) LAN
9 64 (0.95%) Network Security
10 49 (0.73%) Wireless
11 43 (0.64%) BGP
11 43 (0.64%) SD-WAN
12 35 (0.52%) VPN
13 33 (0.49%) DHCP
14 32 (0.48%) Software-Defined Radio
15 31 (0.46%) Wi-Fi
16 27 (0.40%) SAN
17 26 (0.39%) Internet
17 26 (0.39%) Intrusion Detection
18 18 (0.27%) 5G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 272 (4.06%) NoSQL
2 218 (3.25%) SQL Server
3 206 (3.07%) Power BI
4 159 (2.37%) Relational Database
5 142 (2.12%) Big Data
6 119 (1.78%) MySQL
7 115 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
8 112 (1.67%) Amazon RDS
9 75 (1.12%) Metadata
10 74 (1.10%) Apache Cassandra
11 72 (1.07%) RDBMS
12 70 (1.04%) Elasticsearch
13 64 (0.95%) Tableau
14 58 (0.87%) PostgreSQL
15 54 (0.81%) MongoDB
16 52 (0.78%) Data Lake
17 50 (0.75%) DynamoDB
18 49 (0.73%) Oracle Database
19 40 (0.60%) Amazon Redshift
20 38 (0.57%) CockroachDB
Development Applications
1 253 (3.77%) Git
2 166 (2.48%) JIRA
3 127 (1.89%) Jenkins
4 100 (1.49%) Selenium
5 94 (1.40%) GitLab
6 86 (1.28%) Cypress.io
7 79 (1.18%) JUnit
8 67 (1.00%) Artifactory
8 67 (1.00%) Bitbucket
9 62 (0.92%) Visual Studio
10 39 (0.58%) Postman
11 32 (0.48%) Cucumber
12 31 (0.46%) SoapUI
13 29 (0.43%) CircleCI
13 29 (0.43%) Jasmine
14 25 (0.37%) Team Foundation Server
15 22 (0.33%) Karma Test Runner
15 22 (0.33%) Protractor
15 22 (0.33%) WebDriver
16 21 (0.31%) Jaeger
General
1 1,659 (24.75%) Finance
2 1,165 (17.38%) Social Skills
3 949 (14.16%) Inclusion and Diversity
4 805 (12.01%) Law
5 774 (11.55%) Marketing
6 364 (5.43%) Analytical Skills
7 354 (5.28%) Public Sector
8 238 (3.55%) Manufacturing
9 225 (3.36%) Banking
10 203 (3.03%) Retail
11 164 (2.45%) Legal
12 158 (2.36%) Influencing Skills
13 140 (2.09%) Automotive
14 133 (1.98%) Investment Banking
15 114 (1.70%) Aerospace
16 110 (1.64%) Organisational Skills
17 93 (1.39%) Telecoms
18 87 (1.30%) Presentation Skills
19 80 (1.19%) Advertising
20 74 (1.10%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 508 (7.58%) .NET
2 416 (6.21%) React
3 277 (4.13%) HTML
4 276 (4.12%) Spring
5 271 (4.04%) CSS
6 205 (3.06%) Node.js
7 192 (2.86%) JSON
8 186 (2.77%) Spring Boot
9 180 (2.68%) RESTful
10 167 (2.49%) Kafka
11 158 (2.36%) AngularJS
12 156 (2.33%) REST
13 144 (2.15%) Web Services
14 112 (1.67%) .NET Core
14 112 (1.67%) XML
15 96 (1.43%) OpenID
16 92 (1.37%) jQuery
17 91 (1.36%) Vue
18 81 (1.21%) PySpark
18 81 (1.21%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 391 (5.83%) Cloud Native
2 299 (4.46%) Management Information System
3 228 (3.40%) Public Cloud
4 145 (2.16%) Product Ownership
5 102 (1.52%) Self-Motivation
6 94 (1.40%) Data Centre
7 92 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
8 90 (1.34%) Algorithms
9 85 (1.27%) Cyberattack
10 81 (1.21%) Data Structures
11 79 (1.18%) Greenfield Project
12 77 (1.15%) Marketing Technology
13 75 (1.12%) Private Cloud
14 71 (1.06%) Distributed Systems
15 70 (1.04%) Enterprise Cloud
15 70 (1.04%) Onboarding
16 67 (1.00%) Mobile App
17 65 (0.97%) Reference Data
18 55 (0.82%) Virtual Team
19 38 (0.57%) Operational Technology
Operating Systems
1 413 (6.16%) Windows
2 280 (4.18%) Linux
3 136 (2.03%) Windows Server
4 75 (1.12%) Windows 10
5 48 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 38 (0.57%) Android
7 36 (0.54%) Windows Server 2019
8 35 (0.52%) Windows Server 2016
9 34 (0.51%) Apple iOS
10 27 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
11 16 (0.24%) Windows 7
12 15 (0.22%) Embedded Linux
13 13 (0.19%) Unix
14 11 (0.16%) Mac OS
15 10 (0.15%) Ubuntu
16 8 (0.12%) Debian
17 6 (0.089%) VMS
18 4 (0.060%) CentOS
18 4 (0.060%) Mac OS X
18 4 (0.060%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,030 (30.28%) Agile
2 1,306 (19.48%) Software Engineering
3 1,303 (19.44%) Mentoring
4 904 (13.48%) Problem-Solving
5 815 (12.16%) CI/CD
5 815 (12.16%) Coaching
6 759 (11.32%) SDLC
7 581 (8.67%) Operational Stability
8 570 (8.50%) DevOps
9 533 (7.95%) Machine Learning
10 512 (7.64%) Roadmaps
11 509 (7.59%) Artificial Intelligence
12 501 (7.47%) Project Management
13 473 (7.06%) Community of Practice
14 412 (6.15%) Continuous Improvement
15 377 (5.62%) Analytics
16 376 (5.61%) Cybersecurity
17 367 (5.47%) Architectural Design
18 355 (5.30%) Technical Leadership
19 354 (5.28%) Information Architecture
Programming Languages
1 814 (12.14%) Java
2 797 (11.89%) SQL
3 523 (7.80%) JavaScript
4 511 (7.62%) Python
5 483 (7.20%) C#
6 337 (5.03%) TypeScript
7 152 (2.27%) C
8 148 (2.21%) C++
9 146 (2.18%) Scala
10 140 (2.09%) PHP
11 95 (1.42%) Go
12 66 (0.98%) COBOL
12 66 (0.98%) Micro Focus COBOL
13 65 (0.97%) Prolog
13 65 (0.97%) SPARQL
14 63 (0.94%) R
15 53 (0.79%) PowerShell
16 28 (0.42%) VB.NET
17 24 (0.36%) Bash
17 24 (0.36%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 696 (10.38%) Degree
2 512 (7.64%) Security Cleared
3 298 (4.45%) SC Cleared
4 144 (2.15%) Computer Science Degree
5 101 (1.51%) AWS Certification
6 97 (1.45%) Azure Certification
7 84 (1.25%) Master's Degree
8 79 (1.18%) BPSS Clearance
9 73 (1.09%) CISM
10 71 (1.06%) CISSP
11 70 (1.04%) DBS Check
12 68 (1.01%) Cisco Certification
13 60 (0.89%) DV Cleared
14 58 (0.87%) Microsoft Certification
15 48 (0.72%) AWS Certified Solutions Architect
16 44 (0.66%) PhD
17 31 (0.46%) CCNP
18 27 (0.40%) (ISC)2 CCSP
18 27 (0.40%) CCSP
18 27 (0.40%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 303 (4.52%) QA
2 115 (1.72%) SLA
3 106 (1.58%) Data Quality
4 86 (1.28%) NIST
5 80 (1.19%) PMO
6 77 (1.15%) GDPR
7 74 (1.10%) Accessibility
8 71 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 32 (0.48%) Cyber Essentials
10 29 (0.43%) GMP
11 23 (0.34%) GRC
12 20 (0.30%) NCSC
13 15 (0.22%) Good Clinical Practice
13 15 (0.22%) PCI DSS
14 12 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
15 11 (0.16%) Def Stans
16 9 (0.13%) IFRS
16 9 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
17 8 (0.12%) ISO 9001
18 7 (0.10%) ISO 26262
System Software
1 268 (4.00%) Docker
2 261 (3.89%) Active Directory
3 72 (1.07%) VMware Infrastructure
4 59 (0.88%) Firmware
5 57 (0.85%) Hyper-V
6 35 (0.52%) vSphere
7 25 (0.37%) Embedded Firmware
8 16 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
9 15 (0.22%) Virtual Desktop
10 14 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
11 5 (0.075%) Virtual Servers
12 3 (0.045%) BitLocker
12 3 (0.045%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 2 (0.030%) HDFS
13 2 (0.030%) Microsoft App-V
13 2 (0.030%) XenDesktop
14 1 (0.015%) Lustre
Systems Management
1 369 (5.50%) Kubernetes
2 230 (3.43%) Terraform
3 99 (1.48%) Grafana
4 79 (1.18%) Prometheus
5 60 (0.89%) Microsoft Intune
6 44 (0.66%) Ansible
7 42 (0.63%) SCCM
8 37 (0.55%) Puppet
9 25 (0.37%) Single Sign-On
10 22 (0.33%) Kibana
11 21 (0.31%) HAProxy
11 21 (0.31%) ITRS Geneos
11 21 (0.31%) Zipkin
12 13 (0.19%) Functional Safety
12 13 (0.19%) ZABBIX
13 11 (0.16%) WSUS
14 9 (0.13%) FortiGate
15 8 (0.12%) Consul
15 8 (0.12%) Nagios
16 7 (0.10%) MIIS
Vendors
1 709 (10.58%) Microsoft
2 316 (4.71%) Oracle
3 132 (1.97%) VMware
4 128 (1.91%) Google
5 111 (1.66%) SAP
6 109 (1.63%) Splunk
7 108 (1.61%) Cisco
8 83 (1.24%) Dynatrace
9 77 (1.15%) ServiceNow
10 69 (1.03%) Micro Focus
11 65 (0.97%) Databricks
12 59 (0.88%) Atlassian
13 56 (0.84%) Citrix
14 48 (0.72%) Salesforce
15 45 (0.67%) IBM
16 40 (0.60%) Sparx
17 34 (0.51%) Veeam
18 32 (0.48%) Qualtrics
19 22 (0.33%) MuleSoft
20 21 (0.31%) Meraki