Period
to 25 July 2021

The median annual salary for a Technical Leader was £95,000 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 25 July 2021.

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

Technical Lead
Central London > City of London
6 months to
25 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 161 202 249
Rank change year-on-year +41 +47 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Leader 87 42 87
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 1.56% 0.77% 0.85%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.69% 0.81% 0.89%
Number of salaries quoted 80 31 78
10th Percentile £71,250 £56,250 £46,980
25th Percentile £72,500 £67,500 £54,688
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £95,000 £75,000 £75,000
Median % change year-on-year +26.67% - -6.25%
75th Percentile £104,063 £93,750 £84,063
90th Percentile £118,750 £97,500 £97,500
Central London median annual salary £87,500 £77,500 £77,500
% change year-on-year +12.90% - +3.33%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the City of 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.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
City of London
Permanent vacancies in the City of London with a recognized job title 5,162 5,162 9,819
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.43% 94.28% 95.51%
Number of salaries quoted 4,599 4,542 8,800
10th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £35,500
25th Percentile £52,500 £51,250 £48,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.70% +3.85% +4.00%
75th Percentile £88,750 £83,750 £82,500
90th Percentile £105,000 £97,500 £96,250
Central London median annual salary £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year +3.70% +3.85% +8.33%

Technical Leader
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured Technical Leader in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Technical Leader in the City of London

Technical Leader
Salary Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Technical Leader in the City of London.

Salary trend for Technical Leader in the City of London

Technical Leader
Salary Histogram in the City of London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Technical Leader in the City of London over the 6 months to 25 July 2021.

Salary histogram for Technical Leader in the City of London

Technical Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 25 July 2021, Technical Leader job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the City of London region featuring Technical Leader in the job title.

1 71 (81.61%) Azure
2 52 (59.77%) Java
3 50 (57.47%) Degree
4 49 (56.32%) Microservices
5 46 (52.87%) Technical Leadership
6 45 (51.72%) AWS
7 43 (49.43%) Agile Software Development
8 41 (47.13%) DevOps
9 40 (45.98%) Finance
10 38 (43.68%) QA
10 38 (43.68%) Docker
10 38 (43.68%) Test Automation
10 38 (43.68%) NoSQL
10 38 (43.68%) Kubernetes
11 37 (42.53%) Social Skills
11 37 (42.53%) C#
11 37 (42.53%) SQL Server
12 36 (41.38%) Oracle
12 36 (41.38%) Enterprise Architecture
12 36 (41.38%) Relational Database
12 36 (41.38%) GCP
13 35 (40.23%) SonarQube
13 35 (40.23%) Data Privacy
13 35 (40.23%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 35 (40.23%) Event-Driven Architecture
13 35 (40.23%) Event-Driven
13 35 (40.23%) Serverless
13 35 (40.23%) GDPR
13 35 (40.23%) Data Protection
13 35 (40.23%) PostgreSQL

Technical Leader Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 20 (22.99%) Confluence
2 19 (21.84%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.15%) Apache
3 1 (1.15%) Apache Airflow
3 1 (1.15%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.15%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (3.45%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.15%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.15%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (1.15%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 16 (18.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.30%) Magento
3 1 (1.15%) SunGard Martini
Cloud Services
1 71 (81.61%) Azure
2 45 (51.72%) AWS
3 36 (41.38%) GCP
4 35 (40.23%) Serverless
5 19 (21.84%) Power Platform
6 17 (19.54%) Dynamics 365
6 17 (19.54%) PowerApps
7 4 (4.60%) Microsoft 365
8 3 (3.45%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (3.45%) Lucidchart
8 3 (3.45%) PaaS
8 3 (3.45%) SaaS
9 2 (2.30%) GitHub
10 1 (1.15%) Azure Logic Apps
10 1 (1.15%) BrowserStack
10 1 (1.15%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.30%) Firewall
2 1 (1.15%) DNS
2 1 (1.15%) HTTP
2 1 (1.15%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (1.15%) SAN
2 1 (1.15%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (43.68%) NoSQL
2 37 (42.53%) SQL Server
3 36 (41.38%) Relational Database
4 35 (40.23%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 35 (40.23%) PostgreSQL
5 33 (37.93%) MongoDB
6 16 (18.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 16 (18.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (2.30%) Data Lake
7 2 (2.30%) HDInsight
7 2 (2.30%) Power BI
7 2 (2.30%) Qlik Sense
8 1 (1.15%) Apache Hive
8 1 (1.15%) Hadoop
8 1 (1.15%) Oracle Database
8 1 (1.15%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 35 (40.23%) SonarQube
2 33 (37.93%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 33 (37.93%) Jenkins
3 20 (22.99%) JIRA
4 16 (18.39%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.15%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.15%) GitLab
5 1 (1.15%) Oracle APEX
General
1 40 (45.98%) Finance
2 37 (42.53%) Social Skills
3 32 (36.78%) Influencing Skills
3 32 (36.78%) Presentation Skills
4 20 (22.99%) Banking
5 16 (18.39%) Private Banking
5 16 (18.39%) Retail
6 15 (17.24%) Games
7 4 (4.60%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (1.15%) Front Office
8 1 (1.15%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (39.08%) Node.js
2 33 (37.93%) OAuth
2 33 (37.93%) OAuth2
2 33 (37.93%) OpenID
3 21 (24.14%) .NET
4 19 (21.84%) HTML
5 17 (19.54%) CSS
5 17 (19.54%) XML
6 16 (18.39%) ASP.NET
6 16 (18.39%) WCF
6 16 (18.39%) XSD
7 12 (13.79%) AngularJS
8 11 (12.64%) Kafka
8 11 (12.64%) React
9 9 (10.34%) Spring
9 9 (10.34%) Spring Boot
10 2 (2.30%) RESTful
10 2 (2.30%) Web Services
11 1 (1.15%) React Native
11 1 (1.15%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 16 (18.39%) Legacy Systems
2 3 (3.45%) Data Structures
2 3 (3.45%) Social Media
3 2 (2.30%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.15%) Derivative
4 1 (1.15%) Enterprise Cloud
4 1 (1.15%) Equities
4 1 (1.15%) Fixed Income
4 1 (1.15%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.15%) NHS
4 1 (1.15%) Private Cloud
4 1 (1.15%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.15%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (1.15%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (5.75%) Windows
2 2 (2.30%) Linux
2 2 (2.30%) Windows 10
2 2 (2.30%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.15%) Android
3 1 (1.15%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.15%) Unix
3 1 (1.15%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (1.15%) Windows Server 2016
3 1 (1.15%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (56.32%) Microservices
2 46 (52.87%) Technical Leadership
3 43 (49.43%) Agile Software Development
4 41 (47.13%) DevOps
5 38 (43.68%) Test Automation
6 36 (41.38%) Enterprise Architecture
7 35 (40.23%) Code Coverage
7 35 (40.23%) Data Privacy
7 35 (40.23%) Data Protection
7 35 (40.23%) Event-Driven
7 35 (40.23%) Event-Driven Architecture
7 35 (40.23%) Process Management
7 35 (40.23%) UML
8 34 (39.08%) Software Engineering
8 34 (39.08%) Technical Architecture
9 33 (37.93%) Benchmarking
9 33 (37.93%) Identity Management
9 33 (37.93%) Matrix Organization
9 33 (37.93%) OWASP
9 33 (37.93%) Strategic Roadmap
Programming Languages
1 52 (59.77%) Java
2 37 (42.53%) C#
3 34 (39.08%) C++
4 33 (37.93%) Python
5 29 (33.33%) JavaScript
6 21 (24.14%) SQL
7 11 (12.64%) Java 8
8 3 (3.45%) PowerShell
8 3 (3.45%) Scala
9 2 (2.30%) PHP
10 1 (1.15%) C
Qualifications
1 50 (57.47%) Degree
2 34 (39.08%) Master's Degree
3 1 (1.15%) MCSE
3 1 (1.15%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (43.68%) QA
2 35 (40.23%) GDPR
3 3 (3.45%) SLA
4 1 (1.15%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (1.15%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 1 (1.15%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.15%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.15%) PMO
System Software
1 38 (43.68%) Docker
2 5 (5.75%) Active Directory
3 2 (2.30%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.15%) HDFS
4 1 (1.15%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 38 (43.68%) Kubernetes
2 4 (4.60%) SCCM
3 2 (2.30%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (1.15%) Ansible
4 1 (1.15%) PowerCLI
4 1 (1.15%) Terraform
Vendors
1 36 (41.38%) Oracle
2 27 (31.03%) Microsoft
3 3 (3.45%) VMware
4 1 (1.15%) Apple
4 1 (1.15%) Cloudera
4 1 (1.15%) Databricks
4 1 (1.15%) FIS
4 1 (1.15%) HP
4 1 (1.15%) IBM
4 1 (1.15%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.15%) ServiceNow
4 1 (1.15%) SunGard
4 1 (1.15%) TIBCO
4 1 (1.15%) Xamarin