Period
to 20 January 2021

The median annual salary for a Technical Leader was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 20 January 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
20 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 342 383 449
Rank change year-on-year +41 +66 -74
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Leader 512 917 948
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.89% 0.79% 0.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.94% 0.83% 0.71%
Number of salaries quoted 525 845 764
Median annual salary £65,000 £67,500 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.70% -3.57% +7.69%
10th Percentile £46,550 £45,000 £46,250
90th Percentile £95,075 £103,250 £97,500
UK median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £67,500
% change year-on-year - -3.70% +3.85%

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 54,454 110,760 133,440
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.06% 95.54% 95.96%
Number of salaries quoted 44,809 90,355 109,093
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £51,644
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +1.66% +3.29%
10th Percentile £32,000 £28,750 £28,316
90th Percentile £87,500 £87,500 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

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 20 January 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 20 January 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 +69 232 £80,000 - 32
North of England +9 91 £60,000 +4.35% 11
South East +46 77 £65,000 +13.04% 11
Midlands +65 48 £60,000 +13.21% 9
South West +82 45 £56,536 +7.69% 12
North West +31 45 £60,000 +4.35% 5
Yorkshire +19 43 £57,500 -2.54% 5
West Midlands +52 26 £60,000 +14.29% 6
East Midlands +67 22 £58,750 +1.29% 3
East of England +96 10 £57,500 +4.55% 1
North East +11 3 £51,218 -14.64% 1
Technical Leader
UK

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

For the 6 months to 20 January 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.

1 192 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 171 (33.40%) Azure
3 137 (26.76%) Java
4 136 (26.56%) Microsoft
5 110 (21.48%) AWS
6 106 (20.70%) SQL
7 105 (20.51%) .NET
8 98 (19.14%) DevOps
9 90 (17.58%) JavaScript
10 88 (17.19%) Finance
10 88 (17.19%) Microservices
11 81 (15.82%) C#
12 68 (13.28%) Windows
13 66 (12.89%) Python
14 59 (11.52%) HTML
15 57 (11.13%) SQL Server
15 57 (11.13%) Scrum
16 55 (10.74%) CSS
17 54 (10.55%) Mentoring
18 53 (10.35%) Kubernetes
18 53 (10.35%) Docker
19 52 (10.16%) Office 365
19 52 (10.16%) AngularJS
20 49 (9.57%) Continuous Improvement
21 46 (8.98%) Software Engineering
21 46 (8.98%) Technical Leadership
22 44 (8.59%) React
22 44 (8.59%) TDD
22 44 (8.59%) Banking
22 44 (8.59%) Active Directory

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 17 (3.32%) SharePoint
2 15 (2.93%) CMS
3 13 (2.54%) Elasticsearch
4 9 (1.76%) Confluence
4 9 (1.76%) IIS
5 7 (1.37%) Umbraco
6 6 (1.17%) Sitecore CMS
7 4 (0.78%) Apache Solr
7 4 (0.78%) EPiServer
7 4 (0.78%) nginx
8 3 (0.59%) Apache
8 3 (0.59%) OpenStack
8 3 (0.59%) Oracle Workflow
8 3 (0.59%) Skype for Business
9 2 (0.39%) ArcGIS
9 2 (0.39%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.39%) Content Management Server
9 2 (0.39%) Drupal
9 2 (0.39%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.39%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 13 (2.54%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.59%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.39%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 25 (4.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.98%) Oracle ERP
3 4 (0.78%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.59%) Oracle Payables
4 3 (0.59%) Oracle Receivables
4 3 (0.59%) Sentinel
5 2 (0.39%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (0.39%) PeopleSoft HCM
5 2 (0.39%) SAP MDG
5 2 (0.39%) SAP MDM
5 2 (0.39%) SAP S/4HANA
6 1 (0.20%) Endur
6 1 (0.20%) Magento
6 1 (0.20%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.20%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.20%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.20%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 171 (33.40%) Azure
2 110 (21.48%) AWS
3 52 (10.16%) Office 365
4 32 (6.25%) Power Platform
5 30 (5.86%) SaaS
6 28 (5.47%) Dynamics 365
7 25 (4.88%) IaaS
8 22 (4.30%) PaaS
9 17 (3.32%) PowerApps
10 15 (2.93%) GCP
11 14 (2.73%) Serverless
12 13 (2.54%) Azure Active Directory
13 9 (1.76%) AWS Lambda
13 9 (1.76%) Salesforce Service Cloud
14 5 (0.98%) Amazon Kinesis
14 5 (0.98%) Amazon S3
15 4 (0.78%) Algolia
15 4 (0.78%) AWS CloudFormation
15 4 (0.78%) GitHub
15 4 (0.78%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 26 (5.08%) SAN
2 21 (4.10%) Unified Communications
3 12 (2.34%) Cisco ASA
4 10 (1.95%) Firewall
4 10 (1.95%) VLAN
5 9 (1.76%) DNS
6 8 (1.56%) Network Security
7 7 (1.37%) Internet
7 7 (1.37%) MPLS
8 6 (1.17%) VPN
8 6 (1.17%) WAN
8 6 (1.17%) Wi-Fi
9 5 (0.98%) BGP
9 5 (0.98%) LAN
9 5 (0.98%) Wireless
10 4 (0.78%) DHCP
10 4 (0.78%) OSPF
10 4 (0.78%) Skype
11 3 (0.59%) WEP
12 2 (0.39%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (11.13%) SQL Server
2 35 (6.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 27 (5.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 25 (4.88%) Relational Database
5 19 (3.71%) MongoDB
6 13 (2.54%) PostgreSQL
6 13 (2.54%) Power BI
7 12 (2.34%) MySQL
8 11 (2.15%) NoSQL
9 9 (1.76%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 9 (1.76%) Big Data
10 7 (1.37%) Cosmos DB
10 7 (1.37%) Data Warehouse
11 6 (1.17%) Redis
12 5 (0.98%) Amazon RDS
13 4 (0.78%) Azure SQL Database
13 4 (0.78%) Endeca
13 4 (0.78%) Oracle BI Publisher
14 3 (0.59%) DB2
14 3 (0.59%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 27 (5.27%) Visual Studio
2 26 (5.08%) Git (software)
3 20 (3.91%) Jenkins
3 20 (3.91%) JIRA
4 6 (1.17%) Maven
5 5 (0.98%) Sonatype Nexus
5 5 (0.98%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 4 (0.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 4 (0.78%) GitLab
6 4 (0.78%) Oracle APEX
6 4 (0.78%) SonarQube
7 3 (0.59%) Ant
7 3 (0.59%) gulp
7 3 (0.59%) Oracle Forms
8 2 (0.39%) Bitbucket
8 2 (0.39%) Grunt
8 2 (0.39%) LSMW
8 2 (0.39%) Postman
8 2 (0.39%) Selenium
8 2 (0.39%) webpack
General
1 88 (17.19%) Finance
2 44 (8.59%) Banking
3 19 (3.71%) Private Banking
4 16 (3.13%) Front Office
5 13 (2.54%) Retail
6 12 (2.34%) Marketing
7 10 (1.95%) Public Sector
8 7 (1.37%) Billing
8 7 (1.37%) Legal
8 7 (1.37%) Retail Banking
9 6 (1.17%) Telecoms
10 5 (0.98%) Games
11 4 (0.78%) Digital Economy
11 4 (0.78%) Electronics
11 4 (0.78%) French Language
11 4 (0.78%) German Language
11 4 (0.78%) Law
11 4 (0.78%) Local Government
11 4 (0.78%) Pharmaceutical
11 4 (0.78%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 105 (20.51%) .NET
2 59 (11.52%) HTML
3 55 (10.74%) CSS
4 52 (10.16%) AngularJS
5 44 (8.59%) React
6 41 (8.01%) ASP.NET
7 32 (6.25%) .NET Core
7 32 (6.25%) XML
8 31 (6.05%) Node.js
9 29 (5.66%) Spring
9 29 (5.66%) Spring Boot
10 27 (5.27%) Web Services
11 23 (4.49%) WCF
12 22 (4.30%) REST
12 22 (4.30%) XSD
13 21 (4.10%) Kafka
13 21 (4.10%) RESTful
14 15 (2.93%) Vue.js
15 13 (2.54%) .NET Framework
16 12 (2.34%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 26 (5.08%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (4.49%) Greenfield Project
3 21 (4.10%) Public Cloud
4 19 (3.71%) User Experience
5 16 (3.13%) Equities
5 16 (3.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 16 (3.13%) Management Information System
5 16 (3.13%) Mobile App
6 15 (2.93%) Data Centre
7 12 (2.34%) Cloud Native
7 12 (2.34%) Derivative
8 10 (1.95%) Self-Motivation
9 6 (1.17%) Client/Server
9 6 (1.17%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (0.98%) Analytical Mindset
11 4 (0.78%) Fixed Income
11 4 (0.78%) Hedge funds
11 4 (0.78%) Linux Command Line
11 4 (0.78%) Replication
12 3 (0.59%) Mobile Games
Operating Systems
1 68 (13.28%) Windows
2 37 (7.23%) Linux
2 37 (7.23%) Windows Server
3 15 (2.93%) Windows Server 2012
4 13 (2.54%) Windows 10
4 13 (2.54%) Windows Server 2016
5 12 (2.34%) Windows Server 2019
6 11 (2.15%) Unix
7 9 (1.76%) Apple iOS
8 8 (1.56%) Android
9 3 (0.59%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.20%) Amazon Linux
10 1 (0.20%) CentOS
10 1 (0.20%) HPUX
10 1 (0.20%) VMS
10 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 192 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 98 (19.14%) DevOps
3 88 (17.19%) Microservices
4 57 (11.13%) Scrum
5 54 (10.55%) Mentoring
6 49 (9.57%) Continuous Improvement
7 46 (8.98%) Software Engineering
7 46 (8.98%) Technical Leadership
8 44 (8.59%) TDD
9 41 (8.01%) CRM
10 35 (6.84%) Problem-Solving
11 34 (6.64%) OO
12 31 (6.05%) ITIL
13 29 (5.66%) Fintech
13 29 (5.66%) Migration
14 28 (5.47%) Digital Transformation Programme
15 27 (5.27%) Service Delivery
15 27 (5.27%) Web Development
16 26 (5.08%) Continuous Integration
17 25 (4.88%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 137 (26.76%) Java
2 106 (20.70%) SQL
3 90 (17.58%) JavaScript
4 81 (15.82%) C#
5 66 (12.89%) Python
6 39 (7.62%) PowerShell
7 26 (5.08%) TypeScript
8 21 (4.10%) C++
9 17 (3.32%) Scala
10 12 (2.34%) Java 8
10 12 (2.34%) Kotlin
10 12 (2.34%) T-SQL
11 11 (2.15%) Apex Code
11 11 (2.15%) C
11 11 (2.15%) Go
11 11 (2.15%) PHP
12 10 (1.95%) Ruby
13 9 (1.76%) Bash Shell
14 7 (1.37%) Shell Script
15 6 (1.17%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 38 (7.42%) Degree
2 29 (5.66%) Security Cleared
3 24 (4.69%) SC Cleared
4 21 (4.10%) Microsoft Certification
5 18 (3.52%) Cisco Certification
6 14 (2.73%) BPSS Clearance
7 13 (2.54%) CCNA
8 9 (1.76%) Computer Science Degree
9 8 (1.56%) Oracle Certification
10 7 (1.37%) CCNP
10 7 (1.37%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 6 (1.17%) MCSE
12 4 (0.78%) CEH
12 4 (0.78%) CISA
12 4 (0.78%) CISM
12 4 (0.78%) CISSP
12 4 (0.78%) PhD
12 4 (0.78%) TOGAF Certification
13 3 (0.59%) CCIE
13 3 (0.59%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.13%) QA
2 14 (2.73%) GDPR
3 11 (2.15%) SLA
4 2 (0.39%) PSD2
5 1 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.20%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.20%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27005
5 1 (0.20%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.20%) PMO
System Software
1 53 (10.35%) Docker
2 44 (8.59%) Active Directory
3 16 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (2.73%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.39%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (0.39%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.20%) KVM
Systems Management
1 53 (10.35%) Kubernetes
2 26 (5.08%) SCCM
3 25 (4.88%) Terraform
4 16 (3.13%) Ansible
5 15 (2.93%) Microsoft Intune
6 10 (1.95%) SCVMM
7 7 (1.37%) Puppet
8 6 (1.17%) Single Sign-On
9 5 (0.98%) Opscode Chef
10 4 (0.78%) Istio
11 3 (0.59%) MIIS
11 3 (0.59%) vCenter Server
12 2 (0.39%) FortiGate
12 2 (0.39%) HAProxy
12 2 (0.39%) Kibana
12 2 (0.39%) logstash
12 2 (0.39%) NetVault Backup
13 1 (0.20%) Argo
13 1 (0.20%) Oracle RMAN
13 1 (0.20%) Packer
Vendors
1 136 (26.56%) Microsoft
2 37 (7.23%) VMware
3 25 (4.88%) Oracle
4 24 (4.69%) Cisco
5 21 (4.10%) Salesforce.com
6 14 (2.73%) Veeam
7 11 (2.15%) ServiceNow
8 9 (1.76%) Dell
9 8 (1.56%) Dell Compellent
9 8 (1.56%) Google
10 7 (1.37%) Meraki
10 7 (1.37%) Sitecore
11 6 (1.17%) IBM
12 5 (0.98%) Sophos
12 5 (0.98%) Sybase
13 4 (0.78%) EMC
13 4 (0.78%) Juniper
13 4 (0.78%) NetApp
13 4 (0.78%) Splunk
13 4 (0.78%) Symantec