Period
to 18 January 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Technical Leadership skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Technical Leadership over the 6 months to 18 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Technical Leadership
UK > England
6 months to
18 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 200 200 266
Rank change year-on-year 0 +66 +9
Permanent jobs citing Technical Leadership 950 1,970 1,873
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 1.68% 1.70% 1.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.82% 1.84% 1.44%
Number of salaries quoted 863 1,503 1,434
Median annual salary £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.70% +3.85% -
10th Percentile £47,500 £46,000 £42,500
90th Percentile £97,500 £95,000 £97,500
UK median annual salary £67,500 £67,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year - +3.85% -

Technical Leadership is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 52,227 106,829 129,889
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 92.43% 92.12% 92.24%
Number of salaries quoted 42,716 86,226 104,851
Median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,750 £30,500 £30,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £88,750 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%

Technical Leadership
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Technical Leadership as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Technical Leadership in England

Technical Leadership
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for Technical Leadership in England

Technical Leadership
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Technical Leadership in England over the 6 months to 18 January 2021.

Salary histogram for Technical Leadership in England

Technical Leadership
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 Leadership within the England region over the 6 months to 18 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 +1 369 £80,000 +3.23% 93
South East +12 160 £65,000 +4.00% 26
North of England +24 154 £55,000 -8.33% 42
South West +62 111 £62,500 +13.64% 26
North West +62 96 £55,000 -11.58% 24
Midlands +27 93 £75,000 +36.36% 17
West Midlands +24 67 £75,000 +36.36% 12
Yorkshire +5 47 £57,500 +0.39% 10
East of England +19 42 £72,500 +3.57% 20
East Midlands +25 26 £73,750 +15.69% 5
North East +2 11 £55,000 - 8
Technical Leadership
UK

For the 6 months to 18 January 2021, IT jobs citing Technical Leadership also mentioned the following 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 with a requirement for Technical Leadership.

1 427 (44.95%) Agile Software Development
2 273 (28.74%) AWS
3 259 (27.26%) Azure
4 248 (26.11%) DevOps
5 225 (23.68%) JavaScript
6 208 (21.89%) Mentoring
7 206 (21.68%) Python
8 203 (21.37%) Microservices
9 187 (19.68%) Java
10 162 (17.05%) .NET
11 159 (16.74%) Degree
12 156 (16.42%) TDD
13 155 (16.32%) SQL
13 155 (16.32%) Test Automation
14 150 (15.79%) Software Engineering
15 148 (15.58%) Scrum
15 148 (15.58%) Finance
16 146 (15.37%) Coaching
17 138 (14.53%) Microsoft
18 131 (13.79%) Node.js
19 124 (13.05%) Kubernetes
20 116 (12.21%) GCP
21 115 (12.11%) C#
22 111 (11.68%) Git (software)
23 110 (11.58%) REST
24 105 (11.05%) SaaS
25 101 (10.63%) Continuous Integration
26 99 (10.42%) Terraform
27 98 (10.32%) Docker
28 95 (10.00%) Serverless

Technical Leadership
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 41 (4.32%) Confluence
2 30 (3.16%) CMS
3 25 (2.63%) Umbraco
4 20 (2.11%) Apache Spark
5 18 (1.89%) SharePoint
5 18 (1.89%) Sitecore CMS
5 18 (1.89%) WebSphere
6 16 (1.68%) EPiServer
7 15 (1.58%) Headless CMS
8 13 (1.37%) Kentico
9 11 (1.16%) Tomcat
10 10 (1.05%) OpenStack
10 10 (1.05%) Skype for Business
11 9 (0.95%) IIS
11 9 (0.95%) SAS
12 8 (0.84%) Elasticsearch
12 8 (0.84%) JBoss
13 7 (0.74%) GlassFish
13 7 (0.74%) MS Exchange
14 6 (0.63%) Camunda
Applications
1 8 (0.84%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.53%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.21%) Figma
3 2 (0.21%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.21%) Simulink
4 1 (0.11%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (1.16%) Dynamics AX
2 8 (0.84%) Payment Gateway
2 8 (0.84%) Remedy ITSM
2 8 (0.84%) SAP GTS
3 7 (0.74%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 5 (0.53%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 3 (0.32%) Maximo
5 3 (0.32%) Shopify
6 2 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.21%) Oracle CRM On Demand
6 2 (0.21%) Sentinel
7 1 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.11%) Endur
7 1 (0.11%) Magento
7 1 (0.11%) TrackWise
Cloud Services
1 273 (28.74%) AWS
2 259 (27.26%) Azure
3 116 (12.21%) GCP
4 105 (11.05%) SaaS
5 95 (10.00%) Serverless
6 58 (6.11%) AWS Lambda
7 42 (4.42%) Power Platform
8 40 (4.21%) Office 365
9 38 (4.00%) IaaS
10 37 (3.89%) OpenShift
11 35 (3.68%) PaaS
12 33 (3.47%) Cloud Computing
13 24 (2.53%) Azure Active Directory
14 22 (2.32%) Azure Data Factory
15 21 (2.21%) Azure Functions
16 20 (2.11%) Dynamics 365
17 19 (2.00%) Amazon EKS
18 18 (1.89%) Amazon S3
19 17 (1.79%) Amazon EC2
20 15 (1.58%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 49 (5.16%) Firewall
2 34 (3.58%) Network Security
3 26 (2.74%) VPN
4 19 (2.00%) DNS
4 19 (2.00%) Wireless
5 15 (1.58%) BGP
5 15 (1.58%) LAN
5 15 (1.58%) WAN
6 13 (1.37%) OSPF
6 13 (1.37%) Skype
6 13 (1.37%) VSAN
7 10 (1.05%) Internet
8 9 (0.95%) Cisco ASA
8 9 (0.95%) HSRP
9 8 (0.84%) Cisco IOS
9 8 (0.84%) HTTP
9 8 (0.84%) NAS
10 7 (0.74%) Cisco IPT
10 7 (0.74%) VLAN
11 6 (0.63%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 91 (9.58%) MongoDB
2 74 (7.79%) SQL Server
3 52 (5.47%) Data Warehouse
4 48 (5.05%) NoSQL
5 45 (4.74%) Big Data
6 28 (2.95%) Hadoop
7 25 (2.63%) Azure SQL Database
7 25 (2.63%) Data Lake
8 22 (2.32%) MySQL
8 22 (2.32%) Relational Database
9 19 (2.00%) Cosmos DB
9 19 (2.00%) Power BI
10 16 (1.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 15 (1.58%) PostgreSQL
12 14 (1.47%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
13 13 (1.37%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 13 (1.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 12 (1.26%) Apache Hive
15 10 (1.05%) BusinessObjects
15 10 (1.05%) GIS
Development Applications
1 111 (11.68%) Git (software)
2 94 (9.89%) Jenkins
3 83 (8.74%) JIRA
4 30 (3.16%) GitLab
5 24 (2.53%) Bitbucket
5 24 (2.53%) Cucumber
5 24 (2.53%) Sonatype Nexus
6 23 (2.42%) Artifactory
6 23 (2.42%) Selenium
7 22 (2.32%) Maven
7 22 (2.32%) webpack
8 20 (2.11%) JUnit
8 20 (2.11%) SoapUI
9 19 (2.00%) CircleCI
10 18 (1.89%) Babel
10 18 (1.89%) Team Foundation Server
11 17 (1.79%) Mockito
11 17 (1.79%) TeamCity
12 15 (1.58%) eggPlant
13 13 (1.37%) Gradle
General
1 148 (15.58%) Finance
2 49 (5.16%) Public Sector
3 34 (3.58%) Retail
4 32 (3.37%) Banking
5 28 (2.95%) Telecoms
6 20 (2.11%) Marketing
7 19 (2.00%) Games
8 16 (1.68%) Law
9 13 (1.37%) Electronics
10 10 (1.05%) Legal
10 10 (1.05%) Manufacturing
11 9 (0.95%) Billing
11 9 (0.95%) Front Office
11 9 (0.95%) Pharmaceutical
12 8 (0.84%) Housing Association
13 6 (0.63%) Military
13 6 (0.63%) Publishing
14 5 (0.53%) Advertising
14 5 (0.53%) Automotive
15 4 (0.42%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 209 (22.00%) Developer
2 134 (14.11%) Architect
3 83 (8.74%) Principal Engineer
4 79 (8.32%) Lead Developer
5 64 (6.74%) Software Engineer
6 62 (6.53%) Senior Developer
7 60 (6.32%) Python Engineer
8 58 (6.11%) Solutions Architect
9 45 (4.74%) Team Leader
10 44 (4.63%) Technical Leader
11 42 (4.42%) Java Developer
12 32 (3.37%) Cloud Engineer
13 29 (3.05%) Consultant
14 25 (2.63%) .NET Developer
15 24 (2.53%) DevOps Engineer
16 23 (2.42%) Principal Software Engineer
17 22 (2.32%) Senior DevOps
17 22 (2.32%) Senior Software Engineer
18 21 (2.21%) Senior DevOps Engineer
19 19 (2.00%) Lead Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 162 (17.05%) .NET
2 131 (13.79%) Node.js
3 110 (11.58%) REST
4 87 (9.16%) React
5 84 (8.84%) .NET Core
6 75 (7.89%) HTML
7 70 (7.37%) Flask
8 67 (7.05%) CSS
8 67 (7.05%) Django
9 58 (6.11%) AngularJS
10 55 (5.79%) ASP.NET
11 49 (5.16%) Spring
12 47 (4.95%) Kafka
13 33 (3.47%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 32 (3.37%) .NET Framework
14 32 (3.37%) Web Services
15 30 (3.16%) SOAP
16 27 (2.84%) RESTful
17 24 (2.53%) Middleware
17 24 (2.53%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 80 (8.42%) Analytical Skills
2 66 (6.95%) User Experience
3 43 (4.53%) Mobile App
4 34 (3.58%) Management Information System
5 33 (3.47%) Public Cloud
6 24 (2.53%) Enterprise Software
7 22 (2.32%) Self-Motivation
8 21 (2.21%) Data Centre
9 19 (2.00%) Algorithms
10 16 (1.68%) Greenfield Project
11 12 (1.26%) Cloud Native
11 12 (1.26%) Mainframe
12 11 (1.16%) Client/Server
13 10 (1.05%) Hybrid Cloud
14 9 (0.95%) PKI
14 9 (0.95%) Social Media
15 7 (0.74%) Replication
15 7 (0.74%) Virtual Team
16 6 (0.63%) Derivative
16 6 (0.63%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 88 (9.26%) Linux
2 78 (8.21%) Windows
3 30 (3.16%) Android
3 30 (3.16%) Windows Server
4 26 (2.74%) Apple iOS
5 14 (1.47%) Unix
6 10 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (0.84%) VMS
8 7 (0.74%) Windows 10
9 6 (0.63%) CentOS
10 4 (0.42%) Mac OS
10 4 (0.42%) Windows Server 2016
10 4 (0.42%) Windows Server 2019
11 2 (0.21%) AIX
11 2 (0.21%) Solaris
11 2 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.11%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 427 (44.95%) Agile Software Development
2 248 (26.11%) DevOps
3 208 (21.89%) Mentoring
4 203 (21.37%) Microservices
5 156 (16.42%) TDD
6 155 (16.32%) Test Automation
7 150 (15.79%) Software Engineering
8 148 (15.58%) Scrum
9 146 (15.37%) Coaching
10 101 (10.63%) Continuous Integration
11 91 (9.58%) Fintech
12 73 (7.68%) Analytics
13 72 (7.58%) BDD
14 71 (7.47%) Computer Science
15 69 (7.26%) MVC
16 68 (7.16%) Continuous Improvement
17 65 (6.84%) Migration
18 62 (6.53%) Presales
18 62 (6.53%) Problem-Solving
19 57 (6.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 225 (23.68%) JavaScript
2 206 (21.68%) Python
3 187 (19.68%) Java
4 155 (16.32%) SQL
5 115 (12.11%) C#
6 59 (6.21%) PowerShell
7 43 (4.53%) C++
8 41 (4.32%) TypeScript
9 33 (3.47%) Go
10 31 (3.26%) C
11 23 (2.42%) Bash Shell
12 22 (2.32%) PHP
13 14 (1.47%) Java 8
14 12 (1.26%) Perl
15 11 (1.16%) Kotlin
16 10 (1.05%) VB
17 9 (0.95%) Groovy
18 8 (0.84%) R
19 7 (0.74%) MATLAB
19 7 (0.74%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 159 (16.74%) Degree
2 63 (6.63%) Security Cleared
3 46 (4.84%) SC Cleared
4 33 (3.47%) Computer Science Degree
5 29 (3.05%) CCNP
5 29 (3.05%) Cisco Certification
6 23 (2.42%) CISSP
6 23 (2.42%) Master's Degree
7 19 (2.00%) Microsoft Certification
8 16 (1.68%) PhD
9 15 (1.58%) DV Cleared
9 15 (1.58%) ISEB
9 15 (1.58%) ISEB Practitioner
9 15 (1.58%) ISTQB
10 10 (1.05%) PMI Certification
11 9 (0.95%) CRISC
11 9 (0.95%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
12 8 (0.84%) CCIE
13 7 (0.74%) CCNA
14 5 (0.53%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (6.11%) QA
2 24 (2.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 20 (2.11%) GDPR
4 11 (1.16%) HIPAA
5 10 (1.05%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 9 (0.95%) COBIT
7 8 (0.84%) PCI DSS
8 7 (0.74%) NIST
9 6 (0.63%) ISO 9001
10 4 (0.42%) Data Quality
11 3 (0.32%) NCSC
11 3 (0.32%) NIST 800
11 3 (0.32%) PMO
11 3 (0.32%) RMADS
11 3 (0.32%) SLA
11 3 (0.32%) WCAG
12 2 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials
13 1 (0.11%) CDISC
13 1 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 98 (10.32%) Docker
2 51 (5.37%) Active Directory
3 30 (3.16%) VMware Infrastructure
4 20 (2.11%) vSphere
5 6 (0.63%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 5 (0.53%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (0.53%) VMware NSX
7 4 (0.42%) Firmware
7 4 (0.42%) Varnish
8 3 (0.32%) Hyper-V
8 3 (0.32%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (0.21%) BitLocker
9 2 (0.21%) HDFS
9 2 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.21%) NDS
9 2 (0.21%) NetIQ eDirectory
9 2 (0.21%) vCloud
10 1 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.11%) Tivoli Directory Server
10 1 (0.11%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 124 (13.05%) Kubernetes
2 99 (10.42%) Terraform
3 74 (7.79%) Ansible
4 24 (2.53%) Opscode Chef
5 19 (2.00%) Puppet
6 10 (1.05%) Rancher
6 10 (1.05%) Rundeck
7 9 (0.95%) Microsoft Intune
7 9 (0.95%) SCCM
8 8 (0.84%) Packer
9 7 (0.74%) CASB
10 6 (0.63%) Salt
11 4 (0.42%) Nagios
11 4 (0.42%) NetIQ Identity Manager
12 3 (0.32%) Failover Clustering
12 3 (0.32%) Single Sign-On
12 3 (0.32%) ZABBIX
13 2 (0.21%) Grafana
13 2 (0.21%) Prometheus
13 2 (0.21%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 138 (14.53%) Microsoft
2 46 (4.84%) VMware
3 35 (3.68%) Cisco
4 31 (3.26%) Oracle
5 29 (3.05%) Google
6 28 (2.95%) IBM
7 27 (2.84%) HP
8 23 (2.42%) Salesforce.com
9 18 (1.89%) Sitecore
10 17 (1.79%) NetApp
10 17 (1.79%) SAP
11 16 (1.68%) Xamarin
12 15 (1.58%) Databricks
12 15 (1.58%) Veracode
13 14 (1.47%) EMC
13 14 (1.47%) Meraki
14 13 (1.37%) CheckPoint
14 13 (1.37%) Red Hat
15 11 (1.16%) Adobe
15 11 (1.16%) Veeam