Period
to 27 November 2021

The median annual salary for a Technical Leader was £75,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 27 November 2021.

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

Technical Lead
UK > England
6 months to
27 Nov 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 390 333 421
Rank change year-on-year -57 +88 +23
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Leader 900 439 897
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.80% 0.88% 0.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.88% 0.92% 0.75%
Number of salaries quoted 638 370 793
10th Percentile £47,500 £47,500 £43,800
25th Percentile £60,000 £55,688 £52,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £75,000 £65,000 £66,000
Median % change year-on-year +15.38% -1.52% -5.71%
75th Percentile £93,750 £85,000 £82,500
90th Percentile £110,000 £98,750 £98,750
UK median annual salary £72,500 £65,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year +11.54% - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England. 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
England
Permanent vacancies in England with a recognized job title 102,809 47,494 119,796
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.32% 95.05% 95.62%
Number of salaries quoted 72,664 40,315 98,058
10th Percentile £32,000 £32,500 £28,500
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £77,500 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £86,250
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% +10.00% -

Technical Leader
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Technical Leader in England

Technical Leader
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Technical Leader in England.

Salary trend for Technical Leader in England

Technical Leader
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Technical Leader in England over the 6 months to 27 November 2021.

Salary histogram for Technical Leader in England

Technical Leader
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Leader within the England region over the 6 months to 27 November 2021. 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
Job
Vacancies
London -59 500 £87,500 +9.38% 49
North of England -61 137 £70,000 +16.67% 20
South East -85 136 £65,000 - 11
North West -48 79 £72,500 +20.83% 13
Yorkshire -77 57 £62,500 +4.17% 6
Midlands -101 51 £56,514 -1.71% 10
South West -69 41 £70,000 +21.74% 15
East Midlands -55 29 £57,007 -0.86% 2
West Midlands -110 22 £55,000 -5.98% 8
East of England -97 10 £56,250 -2.17% 3
North East -28 1 - - 1
Technical Leader
UK

Technical Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 England region featuring Technical Leader in the job title.

1 478 (53.11%) Agile Software Development
2 395 (43.89%) Azure
3 315 (35.00%) AWS
4 286 (31.78%) DevOps
5 270 (30.00%) C#
6 269 (29.89%) Java
7 265 (29.44%) Software Engineering
8 264 (29.33%) JavaScript
8 264 (29.33%) Social Skills
9 234 (26.00%) Microservices
10 233 (25.89%) React
11 226 (25.11%) Docker
11 226 (25.11%) .NET
12 220 (24.44%) Finance
13 212 (23.56%) Kubernetes
14 183 (20.33%) Mentoring
15 169 (18.78%) Technical Leadership
16 168 (18.67%) Node.js
17 165 (18.33%) GCP
18 152 (16.89%) AngularJS
19 150 (16.67%) SQL
20 148 (16.44%) TDD
21 144 (16.00%) SQL Server
22 139 (15.44%) Python
23 138 (15.33%) Microsoft
24 118 (13.11%) Test Automation
25 113 (12.56%) Problem-Solving
26 111 (12.33%) Degree
27 109 (12.11%) QA
28 106 (11.78%) Relational Database

Technical Leader Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 50 (5.56%) Confluence
2 28 (3.11%) SharePoint
3 20 (2.22%) CMS
4 18 (2.00%) nginx
5 13 (1.44%) Elasticsearch
6 6 (0.67%) Drupal
6 6 (0.67%) Headless CMS
6 6 (0.67%) IBM Domino
6 6 (0.67%) IIS
6 6 (0.67%) Kentico
6 6 (0.67%) Sitecore CMS
6 6 (0.67%) Umbraco
6 6 (0.67%) WordPress
7 5 (0.56%) Camunda
8 4 (0.44%) CICS
8 4 (0.44%) FileNet
8 4 (0.44%) Papyrus
9 3 (0.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 3 (0.33%) Apache
9 3 (0.33%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 16 (1.78%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (1.56%) MS Visio
3 9 (1.00%) Microsoft Excel
4 7 (0.78%) Sketch
5 6 (0.67%) InVision
6 3 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.22%) Chatbot
7 2 (0.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 1 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.11%) Mingle
8 1 (0.11%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.22%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.11%) Adobe Campaign
3 1 (0.11%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.11%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 395 (43.89%) Azure
2 315 (35.00%) AWS
3 165 (18.33%) GCP
4 91 (10.11%) Serverless
5 72 (8.00%) Microsoft 365
6 37 (4.11%) SaaS
7 28 (3.11%) AWS CloudFormation
8 25 (2.78%) IaaS
9 24 (2.67%) Azure Active Directory
10 22 (2.44%) AWS Lambda
11 21 (2.33%) PaaS
12 17 (1.89%) Power Platform
13 15 (1.67%) Azure Data Factory
13 15 (1.67%) GitHub
14 14 (1.56%) Cloud Computing
14 14 (1.56%) Lucidchart
15 13 (1.44%) Apigee
15 13 (1.44%) Azure Logic Apps
16 12 (1.33%) Dynamics 365
17 11 (1.22%) DigitalOcean
Communications & Networking
1 24 (2.67%) DNS
1 24 (2.67%) Internet
2 19 (2.11%) Firewall
2 19 (2.11%) HTTP
3 18 (2.00%) Wireless
4 14 (1.56%) LAN
4 14 (1.56%) SAN
5 13 (1.44%) TCP/IP
5 13 (1.44%) WAN
6 11 (1.22%) VPN
7 10 (1.11%) MPLS
8 9 (1.00%) DHCP
8 9 (1.00%) SNMP
9 8 (0.89%) VLAN
10 6 (0.67%) BGP
10 6 (0.67%) NAS
10 6 (0.67%) Network Security
10 6 (0.67%) SSL
11 5 (0.56%) Ethernet
11 5 (0.56%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 144 (16.00%) SQL Server
2 106 (11.78%) Relational Database
3 103 (11.44%) NoSQL
4 95 (10.56%) PostgreSQL
5 78 (8.67%) MongoDB
6 63 (7.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 33 (3.67%) RDBMS
8 19 (2.11%) Redis
9 18 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
10 17 (1.89%) MySQL
11 15 (1.67%) BigQuery
11 15 (1.67%) Data Lake
11 15 (1.67%) Hazelcast
12 13 (1.44%) GIS
13 11 (1.22%) Power BI
14 9 (1.00%) Azure SQL Database
15 8 (0.89%) Big Data
16 7 (0.78%) Amazon RDS
16 7 (0.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 7 (0.78%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 101 (11.22%) Git (software)
2 87 (9.67%) Jenkins
3 71 (7.89%) JIRA
4 50 (5.56%) SonarQube
5 40 (4.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 33 (3.67%) Team Foundation Server
7 31 (3.44%) Postman
8 28 (3.11%) Maven
8 28 (3.11%) Octopus Deploy
9 25 (2.78%) GitLab
9 25 (2.78%) NUnit
10 22 (2.44%) Cypress.io
11 18 (2.00%) Moq
12 17 (1.89%) JMeter
13 15 (1.67%) CircleCI
14 14 (1.56%) GoCD
15 12 (1.33%) Gradle
16 11 (1.22%) JUnit
17 10 (1.11%) Selenium
18 8 (0.89%) Gatling
General
1 264 (29.33%) Social Skills
2 220 (24.44%) Finance
3 94 (10.44%) Analytical Skills
4 76 (8.44%) Retail
5 49 (5.44%) Presentation Skills
6 48 (5.33%) Banking
6 48 (5.33%) Influencing Skills
7 38 (4.22%) Marketing
8 35 (3.89%) Organisational Skills
9 33 (3.67%) Games
10 28 (3.11%) Law
11 24 (2.67%) Inclusion and Diversity
11 24 (2.67%) Legal
12 15 (1.67%) Public Sector
13 13 (1.44%) Back Office
14 8 (0.89%) Digital Economy
14 8 (0.89%) Financial Institution
15 6 (0.67%) Publishing
16 5 (0.56%) Front Office
16 5 (0.56%) Retail Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 233 (25.89%) React
2 226 (25.11%) .NET
3 168 (18.67%) Node.js
4 152 (16.89%) AngularJS
5 103 (11.44%) Spring
6 100 (11.11%) .NET Core
7 85 (9.44%) Spring Boot
8 79 (8.78%) Vue.js
9 73 (8.11%) Kafka
10 71 (7.89%) CSS
10 71 (7.89%) HTML
11 57 (6.33%) RESTful
12 54 (6.00%) Web Services
13 42 (4.67%) REST
14 39 (4.33%) OAuth
15 36 (4.00%) OAuth2
15 36 (4.00%) OpenID
16 31 (3.44%) RabbitMQ
17 26 (2.89%) Jest
18 24 (2.67%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 53 (5.89%) User Experience
2 32 (3.56%) Greenfield Project
3 27 (3.00%) Mobile App
4 26 (2.89%) Cloud Native
5 24 (2.67%) Robotics
6 22 (2.44%) Data Centre
6 22 (2.44%) Management Information System
7 15 (1.67%) Enterprise Software
7 15 (1.67%) Internet of Things
8 14 (1.56%) Online Games
9 12 (1.33%) Data Structures
9 12 (1.33%) Virtual Team
10 11 (1.22%) Self-Motivation
11 10 (1.11%) Algorithms
11 10 (1.11%) Public Cloud
12 8 (0.89%) Equities
13 7 (0.78%) Blog
14 6 (0.67%) Legacy Code
15 5 (0.56%) Legacy Systems
15 5 (0.56%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 92 (10.22%) Windows
2 86 (9.56%) Linux
3 29 (3.22%) Windows Server
4 23 (2.56%) Android
4 23 (2.56%) Apple iOS
5 21 (2.33%) Windows 10
6 16 (1.78%) Windows Server 2016
7 12 (1.33%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (1.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (0.78%) Unix
10 5 (0.56%) VMS
11 2 (0.22%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.22%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.11%) CentOS
12 1 (0.11%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 478 (53.11%) Agile Software Development
2 286 (31.78%) DevOps
3 265 (29.44%) Software Engineering
4 234 (26.00%) Microservices
5 183 (20.33%) Mentoring
6 169 (18.78%) Technical Leadership
7 148 (16.44%) TDD
8 118 (13.11%) Test Automation
9 113 (12.56%) Problem-Solving
10 105 (11.67%) Scrum
11 100 (11.11%) Coaching
12 97 (10.78%) ITIL
13 88 (9.78%) Line Management
14 79 (8.78%) Event-Driven
15 78 (8.67%) Event-Driven Architecture
16 75 (8.33%) Full Stack Development
17 58 (6.44%) Technical Architecture
18 57 (6.33%) Data Privacy
19 50 (5.56%) Strategic Roadmap
19 50 (5.56%) UML
Programming Languages
1 270 (30.00%) C#
2 269 (29.89%) Java
3 264 (29.33%) JavaScript
4 150 (16.67%) SQL
5 139 (15.44%) Python
6 96 (10.67%) TypeScript
7 89 (9.89%) C++
8 57 (6.33%) Kotlin
9 50 (5.56%) Scala
10 45 (5.00%) C
11 40 (4.44%) PowerShell
12 38 (4.22%) Go
13 25 (2.78%) Ruby
14 23 (2.56%) PHP
15 22 (2.44%) Apex Code
15 22 (2.44%) Java 8
16 19 (2.11%) Delphi
16 19 (2.11%) T-SQL
17 13 (1.44%) Java 11
18 12 (1.33%) Rust
Qualifications
1 111 (12.33%) Degree
2 60 (6.67%) Master's Degree
3 39 (4.33%) Computer Science Degree
4 37 (4.11%) Security Cleared
5 33 (3.67%) SC Cleared
6 21 (2.33%) Microsoft Certification
7 16 (1.78%) MCSE
8 13 (1.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 11 (1.22%) Cisco Certification
10 8 (0.89%) CCNA
11 7 (0.78%) MCP
11 7 (0.78%) MCSA
12 3 (0.33%) CCNP
13 2 (0.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 2 (0.22%) SANS
13 2 (0.22%) TOGAF Certification
14 1 (0.11%) BPSS Clearance
14 1 (0.11%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 1 (0.11%) ITIL Certification
14 1 (0.11%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 109 (12.11%) QA
2 38 (4.22%) GDPR
3 34 (3.78%) SLA
4 12 (1.33%) Data Quality
5 7 (0.78%) PMO
6 6 (0.67%) Accessibility
7 3 (0.33%) JTAG
8 1 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 226 (25.11%) Docker
2 46 (5.11%) Active Directory
3 25 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (1.67%) Virtual Desktop
5 8 (0.89%) VMware Workstation
6 7 (0.78%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.22%) Firmware
7 2 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.11%) StorNext
8 1 (0.11%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.11%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.11%) vSphere
8 1 (0.11%) Xsan
Systems Management
1 212 (23.56%) Kubernetes
2 85 (9.44%) Terraform
3 31 (3.44%) Grafana
4 30 (3.33%) Ansible
5 22 (2.44%) Microsoft Intune
6 17 (1.89%) linkerd
7 14 (1.56%) Istio
7 14 (1.56%) Rancher
8 9 (1.00%) SCCM
9 6 (0.67%) Jamf Pro
10 5 (0.56%) Kibana
11 4 (0.44%) Control-M
11 4 (0.44%) logstash
11 4 (0.44%) Opscode Chef
11 4 (0.44%) Prometheus
11 4 (0.44%) Salt
11 4 (0.44%) Single Sign-On
12 3 (0.33%) Rsyslog
13 2 (0.22%) Computer Incident Response Team
13 2 (0.22%) Plesk
Vendors
1 138 (15.33%) Microsoft
2 81 (9.00%) Oracle
3 77 (8.56%) Google
4 36 (4.00%) VMware
5 30 (3.33%) Salesforce.com
6 25 (2.78%) ServiceNow
7 18 (2.00%) MuleSoft
8 14 (1.56%) Cadence
8 14 (1.56%) Databricks
9 12 (1.33%) Cisco
9 12 (1.33%) Cognizant
9 12 (1.33%) HP
9 12 (1.33%) Red Hat
9 12 (1.33%) Xamarin
10 8 (0.89%) AppDynamics
10 8 (0.89%) Atlassian
10 8 (0.89%) CA Agile Central
10 8 (0.89%) Citrix
10 8 (0.89%) Splunk
10 8 (0.89%) Symantec