Period
to 25 October 2021

The median annual salary for a Technical Leader was £97,500 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 25 October 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 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 170 146 270
Rank change year-on-year -24 +124 -11
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Leader 89 49 63
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 1.49% 1.36% 0.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.59% 1.45% 0.66%
Number of salaries quoted 79 40 50
10th Percentile £72,250 £56,125 £46,657
25th Percentile £91,000 £66,563 £63,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £97,500 £72,500 £76,250
Median % change year-on-year +34.48% -4.92% -4.69%
75th Percentile £118,750 £105,625 £81,250
90th Percentile " £125,000 £95,000
Central London median annual salary £97,500 £72,500 £77,500
% change year-on-year +34.48% -6.45% -

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 5,585 3,368 9,511
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.60% 93.22% 95.51%
Number of salaries quoted 4,959 2,960 8,407
10th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £36,250
25th Percentile £53,750 £52,500 £48,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £71,000 £70,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +1.43% +7.69% +4.00%
75th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £82,500
90th Percentile £105,000 £100,000 £95,000
Central London median annual salary £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year +3.70% +3.85% +4.00%

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 October 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 October 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 73 (82.02%) AWS
2 72 (80.90%) Microservices
3 71 (79.78%) Java
4 70 (78.65%) Azure
5 62 (69.66%) GCP
5 62 (69.66%) Technical Leadership
6 58 (65.17%) Kubernetes
6 58 (65.17%) Finance
7 56 (62.92%) Degree
7 56 (62.92%) DevOps
8 55 (61.80%) Master's Degree
9 52 (58.43%) C++
10 51 (57.30%) Oracle
10 51 (57.30%) SQL Server
10 51 (57.30%) Python
10 51 (57.30%) Serverless
10 51 (57.30%) Relational Database
10 51 (57.30%) Test Automation
10 51 (57.30%) NoSQL
11 50 (56.18%) Event-Driven Architecture
11 50 (56.18%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 50 (56.18%) QA
11 50 (56.18%) Data Privacy
11 50 (56.18%) Docker
11 50 (56.18%) SonarQube
11 50 (56.18%) UML
11 50 (56.18%) Code Coverage
11 50 (56.18%) Process Management
11 50 (56.18%) PostgreSQL
11 50 (56.18%) Event-Driven

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 35 (39.33%) Confluence
2 4 (4.49%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (8.99%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.12%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (1.12%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 1 (1.12%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.12%) SunGard Martini
Cloud Services
1 73 (82.02%) AWS
2 70 (78.65%) Azure
3 62 (69.66%) GCP
4 51 (57.30%) Serverless
5 8 (8.99%) Lucidchart
6 4 (4.49%) Microsoft 365
7 3 (3.37%) Power Platform
7 3 (3.37%) PowerApps
8 2 (2.25%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (2.25%) GitHub
9 1 (1.12%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (1.12%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (1.12%) Azure Logic Apps
9 1 (1.12%) BrowserStack
9 1 (1.12%) IaaS
9 1 (1.12%) PaaS
9 1 (1.12%) SaaS
9 1 (1.12%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.12%) DNS
1 1 (1.12%) Firewall
1 1 (1.12%) HTTP
1 1 (1.12%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (57.30%) NoSQL
1 51 (57.30%) Relational Database
1 51 (57.30%) SQL Server
2 50 (56.18%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 50 (56.18%) PostgreSQL
3 43 (48.31%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.12%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.12%) Neo4j
4 1 (1.12%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.12%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 50 (56.18%) SonarQube
2 45 (50.56%) Jenkins
3 43 (48.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 35 (39.33%) JIRA
5 3 (3.37%) Git (software)
6 1 (1.12%) GitLab
6 1 (1.12%) Maven
6 1 (1.12%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (1.12%) Visual Studio
General
1 58 (65.17%) Finance
2 49 (55.06%) Social Skills
3 42 (47.19%) Influencing Skills
3 42 (47.19%) Presentation Skills
4 19 (21.35%) Retail
5 16 (17.98%) Games
6 11 (12.36%) Banking
7 6 (6.74%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 2 (2.25%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (2.25%) Law
8 2 (2.25%) Retail Finance
9 1 (1.12%) Front Office
9 1 (1.12%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (51.69%) Node.js
2 43 (48.31%) OAuth
2 43 (48.31%) OAuth2
2 43 (48.31%) OpenID
3 21 (23.60%) React
4 15 (16.85%) Spring
5 12 (13.48%) AngularJS
6 11 (12.36%) Kafka
6 11 (12.36%) Spring Boot
7 7 (7.87%) .NET
8 4 (4.49%) CSS
8 4 (4.49%) HTML
9 3 (3.37%) XML
10 2 (2.25%) ASP.NET
10 2 (2.25%) Hibernate
10 2 (2.25%) Lambda Expressions
10 2 (2.25%) RESTful
10 2 (2.25%) Web Services
11 1 (1.12%) FIX Protocol
11 1 (1.12%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.74%) Cloud Native
2 2 (2.25%) Legacy Code
2 2 (2.25%) User Experience
3 1 (1.12%) Data Structures
3 1 (1.12%) Derivative
3 1 (1.12%) Enterprise Cloud
3 1 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.12%) Equities
3 1 (1.12%) Fixed Income
3 1 (1.12%) Legacy Systems
3 1 (1.12%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.12%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.12%) NHS
3 1 (1.12%) Private Cloud
3 1 (1.12%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 8 (8.99%) Linux
2 2 (2.25%) Windows
2 2 (2.25%) Windows 10
3 1 (1.12%) Android
3 1 (1.12%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.12%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (80.90%) Microservices
2 62 (69.66%) Technical Leadership
3 56 (62.92%) DevOps
4 51 (57.30%) Test Automation
5 50 (56.18%) Code Coverage
5 50 (56.18%) Data Privacy
5 50 (56.18%) Event-Driven
5 50 (56.18%) Event-Driven Architecture
5 50 (56.18%) Process Management
5 50 (56.18%) UML
6 48 (53.93%) Agile Software Development
7 47 (52.81%) Software Engineering
8 45 (50.56%) Data Protection
9 44 (49.44%) Technical Architecture
10 43 (48.31%) Benchmarking
10 43 (48.31%) Enterprise Architecture
10 43 (48.31%) Identity Management
10 43 (48.31%) Matrix Organization
10 43 (48.31%) OWASP
10 43 (48.31%) Threat Modelling
Programming Languages
1 71 (79.78%) Java
2 52 (58.43%) C++
3 51 (57.30%) Python
4 49 (55.06%) C#
5 23 (25.84%) JavaScript
6 12 (13.48%) Java 8
7 11 (12.36%) SQL
8 10 (11.24%) Scala
9 9 (10.11%) C
10 6 (6.74%) Go
10 6 (6.74%) Rust
11 3 (3.37%) PHP
12 1 (1.12%) Ada
12 1 (1.12%) MATLAB
12 1 (1.12%) Objective-C
12 1 (1.12%) Pascal
12 1 (1.12%) Perl
12 1 (1.12%) T-SQL
12 1 (1.12%) VB.NET
12 1 (1.12%) VBA
Qualifications
1 56 (62.92%) Degree
2 55 (61.80%) Master's Degree
3 1 (1.12%) MCSE
3 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (56.18%) QA
2 43 (48.31%) GDPR
3 2 (2.25%) Data Quality
3 2 (2.25%) SLA
4 1 (1.12%) PMO
System Software
1 50 (56.18%) Docker
2 2 (2.25%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.12%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (1.12%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 58 (65.17%) Kubernetes
2 2 (2.25%) Terraform
3 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 51 (57.30%) Oracle
2 6 (6.74%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.25%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.12%) Apple
4 1 (1.12%) Demandware
4 1 (1.12%) FIS
4 1 (1.12%) HP
4 1 (1.12%) IBM
4 1 (1.12%) ServiceNow
4 1 (1.12%) SunGard
4 1 (1.12%) TIBCO
4 1 (1.12%) VMware
4 1 (1.12%) Xamarin