Lead Jobs in the West Midlands

Leader
England > West Midlands

The median Leader salary in the West Midlands is £65,000 per year according to job vacancies posted during the 6 months to 28 May 2024.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

6 months to
28 May 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 16 19 20
Rank change year-on-year +3 +1 +12
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead 649 639 713
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands 8.30% 10.52% 9.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.79% 11.69% 9.93%
Number of salaries quoted 466 320 404
10th Percentile £45,000 £42,500 £35,125
25th Percentile £52,325 £50,037 £42,275
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £60,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +8.33% +20.00% -9.09%
75th Percentile £80,000 £70,000 £67,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £79,250
England median annual salary £70,000 £75,000 £75,000
% change year-on-year -6.67% - +7.14%

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. 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 West Midlands with a recognized job title 7,380 5,467 7,179
% of permanent jobs with a recognized job title 94.43% 90.01% 95.06%
Number of salaries quoted 5,485 3,231 4,819
10th Percentile £26,250 £30,000 £29,750
25th Percentile £35,000 £38,750 £37,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £63,750 £67,500 £65,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £78,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £60,800 £60,000
% change year-on-year -13.65% +1.33% +9.09%

Lead
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Lead in the West Midlands

Lead
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Salary trend for Lead in the West Midlands

Lead
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

Salary distribution for jobs citing Lead in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 28 May 2024.

Salary histogram for Lead in the West Midlands

Lead
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Lead within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 28 May 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
Birmingham +21 294 £72,500 +16.00% 52
Warwickshire -7 123 £65,000 +18.18% 39
Staffordshire -17 41 £50,000 +11.11% 20
Wolverhampton +19 29 £53,500 -20.74% 6
Worcestershire -2 29 £55,000 +18.92% 6
Shropshire +10 23 £65,000 +13.04% 2
Coventry +31 19 £49,000 -23.14% 15
Solihull -17 16 £67,500 -6.90% 1
West Bromwich - 6 £80,000 -
Wednesbury - 4 £55,000 -
Dudley +4 2 £73,805 - 3
Herefordshire +2 1 £31,516 -68.48% 1
Lead
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 West Midlands region featuring Lead in the job title.

1 135 (20.80%) Agile
2 112 (17.26%) Mentoring
3 107 (16.49%) Finance
4 97 (14.95%) Social Skills
5 86 (13.25%) Coaching
6 74 (11.40%) Degree
7 67 (10.32%) Automotive
8 64 (9.86%) Project Management
9 63 (9.71%) Roadmaps
10 59 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
10 59 (9.09%) AWS
11 58 (8.94%) Microsoft
12 57 (8.78%) JavaScript
13 53 (8.17%) Azure
14 52 (8.01%) Continuous Improvement
15 50 (7.70%) QA
15 50 (7.70%) React
16 44 (6.78%) Software Engineering
16 44 (6.78%) Supplier Management
17 42 (6.47%) Manufacturing
17 42 (6.47%) TypeScript
17 42 (6.47%) CI/CD
18 40 (6.16%) Node.js
19 39 (6.01%) Analytical Skills
19 39 (6.01%) DevOps
19 39 (6.01%) Microservices
19 39 (6.01%) SQL
19 39 (6.01%) Technical Leadership
19 39 (6.01%) Power Platform
20 38 (5.86%) Business Intelligence

Lead Skill Set
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities in the West Midlands 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 14 (2.16%) SharePoint
2 10 (1.54%) Microsoft Exchange
3 9 (1.39%) Appian
3 9 (1.39%) IIS
4 8 (1.23%) Confluence
5 6 (0.92%) Tuxedo
5 6 (0.92%) WordPress
6 3 (0.46%) CMS
7 1 (0.15%) Umbraco
Applications
1 10 (1.54%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (1.08%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.62%) CANalyzer
4 3 (0.46%) AutoCAD
5 2 (0.31%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 2 (0.31%) Chatbot
5 2 (0.31%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.15%) Abaqus
6 1 (0.15%) Blender
6 1 (0.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.15%) Simulink
6 1 (0.15%) Trello
Business Applications
1 13 (2.00%) Shopify
2 8 (1.23%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.46%) Sage 200
3 3 (0.46%) Sage 300 ERP
4 1 (0.15%) Magento
4 1 (0.15%) SAP EHS
4 1 (0.15%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 59 (9.09%) AWS
2 53 (8.17%) Azure
3 39 (6.01%) Power Platform
4 31 (4.78%) Serverless
5 23 (3.54%) GCP
6 19 (2.93%) SaaS
7 14 (2.16%) Microsoft 365
8 13 (2.00%) PowerApps
9 12 (1.85%) Power Automate
10 11 (1.69%) Amazon Kinesis
10 11 (1.69%) AWS Lambda
10 11 (1.69%) Azure DevOps
11 9 (1.39%) Dynamics 365
12 7 (1.08%) Amazon EC2
12 7 (1.08%) Amazon SQS
12 7 (1.08%) Contentful
12 7 (1.08%) Google Analytics
12 7 (1.08%) Google Tag Manager
12 7 (1.08%) Vercel
13 6 (0.92%) Snowflake
Communications & Networking
1 10 (1.54%) Firewall
2 7 (1.08%) Ethernet
3 6 (0.92%) DNS
3 6 (0.92%) TCP/IP
4 5 (0.77%) HTTP
4 5 (0.77%) WAN
5 4 (0.62%) Bluetooth
5 4 (0.62%) LAN
6 3 (0.46%) DHCP
6 3 (0.46%) Intranet
6 3 (0.46%) MQTT
6 3 (0.46%) SD-WAN
6 3 (0.46%) Software-Defined Radio
6 3 (0.46%) SSL
6 3 (0.46%) VPN
6 3 (0.46%) Wireless
7 2 (0.31%) Internet
7 2 (0.31%) Network Security
7 2 (0.31%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.15%) DAB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (5.70%) Power BI
2 33 (5.08%) SQL Server
3 20 (3.08%) MySQL
4 14 (2.16%) Relational Database
5 11 (1.69%) Amazon RDS
5 11 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
5 11 (1.69%) NoSQL
6 10 (1.54%) DynamoDB
7 9 (1.39%) RDBMS
8 8 (1.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 8 (1.23%) Tableau
9 7 (1.08%) Amazon Aurora
9 7 (1.08%) PostgreSQL
10 4 (0.62%) Amazon Redshift
10 4 (0.62%) Elasticsearch
11 3 (0.46%) DB2
11 3 (0.46%) MongoDB
11 3 (0.46%) Oracle Database
12 2 (0.31%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
13 1 (0.15%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 18 (2.77%) Git
2 16 (2.47%) JIRA
3 8 (1.23%) TeamCity
4 6 (0.92%) CANoe
4 6 (0.92%) Octopus Deploy
4 6 (0.92%) Selenium
5 5 (0.77%) NUnit
6 4 (0.62%) Postman
7 3 (0.46%) Subversion
8 2 (0.31%) GitLab
8 2 (0.31%) gulp
8 2 (0.31%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.15%) Appium
9 1 (0.15%) JUnit
9 1 (0.15%) Maven
9 1 (0.15%) SonarQube
9 1 (0.15%) TestNG
9 1 (0.15%) Vite
General
1 107 (16.49%) Finance
2 97 (14.95%) Social Skills
3 67 (10.32%) Automotive
4 42 (6.47%) Manufacturing
5 39 (6.01%) Analytical Skills
6 33 (5.08%) Public Sector
7 31 (4.78%) Legal
8 26 (4.01%) Marketing
9 18 (2.77%) Organisational Skills
10 17 (2.62%) Inclusion and Diversity
11 12 (1.85%) Electronics
12 11 (1.69%) Influencing Skills
12 11 (1.69%) Retail
13 9 (1.39%) Environmental Health
14 8 (1.23%) Local Government
15 7 (1.08%) Presentation Skills
16 6 (0.92%) Games
16 6 (0.92%) Telecoms
17 4 (0.62%) Law
17 4 (0.62%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (7.70%) React
2 40 (6.16%) Node.js
3 30 (4.62%) .NET
4 19 (2.93%) HTML
5 18 (2.77%) CSS
6 15 (2.31%) Laravel
7 14 (2.16%) AngularJS
8 13 (2.00%) .NET Core
8 13 (2.00%) REST
9 12 (1.85%) Next.js
10 11 (1.69%) RESTful
11 10 (1.54%) JSON
11 10 (1.54%) XML
12 9 (1.39%) GraphQL
13 8 (1.23%) Vue
14 7 (1.08%) Symfony
15 6 (0.92%) jQuery
16 5 (0.77%) ASP.NET
16 5 (0.77%) ASP.NET Web API
16 5 (0.77%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 35 (5.39%) Management Information System
2 21 (3.24%) Product Ownership
3 14 (2.16%) Cloud Native
3 14 (2.16%) SCADA
4 13 (2.00%) Low-Code
5 12 (1.85%) Greenfield Project
6 11 (1.69%) Industry 4.0
7 9 (1.39%) Infotainment
7 9 (1.39%) NHS
8 8 (1.23%) Distributed Systems
9 7 (1.08%) Augmented Reality
9 7 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
9 7 (1.08%) PMI
9 7 (1.08%) Virtual Reality
10 6 (0.92%) Algorithms
10 6 (0.92%) Industrial Internet of Things
10 6 (0.92%) IoT
10 6 (0.92%) Onboarding
10 6 (0.92%) Self-Motivation
11 5 (0.77%) Legacy Systems
Operating Systems
1 19 (2.93%) Windows
2 14 (2.16%) Linux
3 4 (0.62%) Embedded Linux
3 4 (0.62%) VMS
3 4 (0.62%) Windows Server
4 3 (0.46%) Windows 10
4 3 (0.46%) Windows 7
5 2 (0.31%) Android
5 2 (0.31%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.15%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 135 (20.80%) Agile
2 112 (17.26%) Mentoring
3 86 (13.25%) Coaching
4 64 (9.86%) Project Management
5 63 (9.71%) Roadmaps
6 59 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
7 52 (8.01%) Continuous Improvement
8 44 (6.78%) Software Engineering
8 44 (6.78%) Supplier Management
9 42 (6.47%) CI/CD
10 39 (6.01%) DevOps
10 39 (6.01%) Microservices
10 39 (6.01%) Technical Leadership
11 38 (5.86%) Business Intelligence
12 37 (5.70%) ITIL
13 33 (5.08%) Change Management
14 31 (4.78%) Decision-Making
14 31 (4.78%) Full Stack Development
15 30 (4.62%) Stakeholder Management
16 29 (4.47%) Customer Service
Programming Languages
1 57 (8.78%) JavaScript
2 42 (6.47%) TypeScript
3 39 (6.01%) SQL
4 37 (5.70%) Java
5 33 (5.08%) C#
5 33 (5.08%) Python
6 16 (2.47%) C
7 13 (2.00%) Go
7 13 (2.00%) PHP
8 10 (1.54%) COBOL
8 10 (1.54%) Micro Focus COBOL
9 8 (1.23%) C++
9 8 (1.23%) PowerShell
9 8 (1.23%) R
10 4 (0.62%) VB.NET
11 3 (0.46%) Ruby
11 3 (0.46%) VB
11 3 (0.46%) XAML
12 2 (0.31%) Embedded C
12 2 (0.31%) VB6
Qualifications
1 74 (11.40%) Degree
2 17 (2.62%) Security Cleared
3 15 (2.31%) SC Cleared
4 14 (2.16%) Computer Science Degree
5 8 (1.23%) Azure Certification
6 7 (1.08%) CISM
6 7 (1.08%) CISSP
6 7 (1.08%) PMI Certification
7 6 (0.92%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (0.77%) DBS Check
9 4 (0.62%) CREST Certified
9 4 (0.62%) HND
9 4 (0.62%) Numerate Degree
10 3 (0.46%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 3 (0.46%) AWS Certification
10 3 (0.46%) CCNP
10 3 (0.46%) CCSK
10 3 (0.46%) CCSP
10 3 (0.46%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.31%) SnowPro
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (7.70%) QA
2 14 (2.16%) GDPR
3 13 (2.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (1.54%) Accessibility
5 7 (1.08%) ISO 26262
6 6 (0.92%) NIST
7 4 (0.62%) Data Quality
7 4 (0.62%) SLA
8 3 (0.46%) AUTOSAR
8 3 (0.46%) GRC
8 3 (0.46%) PMO
9 2 (0.31%) Cyber Essentials
9 2 (0.31%) NCSC
9 2 (0.31%) PCI DSS
10 1 (0.15%) Automotive SPICE
10 1 (0.15%) California Consumer Privacy Act
10 1 (0.15%) COSHH
10 1 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 15288
10 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 17025
System Software
1 22 (3.39%) Docker
2 9 (1.39%) Active Directory
2 9 (1.39%) Embedded Firmware
2 9 (1.39%) Firmware
3 3 (0.46%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 3 (0.46%) Virtual Desktop
3 3 (0.46%) Virtual Servers
3 3 (0.46%) vSphere
4 2 (0.31%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 18 (2.77%) Kubernetes
2 11 (1.69%) Functional Safety
2 11 (1.69%) Terraform
3 4 (0.62%) Data Guard
4 3 (0.46%) Active Directory Federation Services
4 3 (0.46%) Single Sign-On
5 2 (0.31%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.15%) Ansible
6 1 (0.15%) SCCM
Vendors
1 58 (8.94%) Microsoft
2 27 (4.16%) ServiceNow
3 20 (3.08%) Oracle
4 11 (1.69%) Google
4 11 (1.69%) Pega
5 10 (1.54%) Micro Focus
6 9 (1.39%) Cisco
6 9 (1.39%) Databricks
7 8 (1.23%) Atlassian
8 7 (1.08%) IBM
8 7 (1.08%) VMware
9 5 (0.77%) CheckPoint
9 5 (0.77%) Informatica
9 5 (0.77%) Palo Alto
9 5 (0.77%) SAP
9 5 (0.77%) Unisys
10 4 (0.62%) Citrix
10 4 (0.62%) Sage
11 3 (0.46%) Dell
11 3 (0.46%) Meraki