Period
to 16 January 2021

The median annual salary for a Technical Leader was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 16 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
England > South East
6 months to
16 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 242 301 387
Rank change year-on-year +59 +86 -31
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Leader 72 184 140
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 0.73% 0.79% 0.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.76% 0.83% 0.55%
Number of salaries quoted 81 174 123
Median annual salary £65,000 £57,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.04% -4.17% -
10th Percentile £46,250 £42,500 £47,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,250 £81,250
England median annual salary £65,000 £67,500 £70,000
% change year-on-year -3.70% -3.57% +7.69%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Permanent vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 9,488 22,295 25,687
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.22% 95.90% 96.33%
Number of salaries quoted 7,679 18,372 21,505
Median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +5.56%
10th Percentile £30,000 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £73,800 £75,000 £72,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £51,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% +1.94% +3.00%

Technical Leader
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Technical Leader in the South East

Technical Leader
Salary Trend in the South East

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Technical Leader in the South East.

Salary trend for Technical Leader in the South East

Technical Leader
Salary Histogram in the South East

Salary distribution for jobs citing Technical Leader in the South East over the 6 months to 16 January 2021.

Salary histogram for Technical Leader in the South East

Technical Leader
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Leader within the South East region over the 6 months to 16 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
Thames Valley +88 37 £64,000 -5.19% 5
Berkshire +67 30 £65,000 -18.75% 4
Surrey +57 14 £65,000 -13.33% 1
West Sussex +16 8 £55,000 -18.52% 2
Hampshire +67 6 £70,500 +161.11%
Oxfordshire +54 6 £55,000 -15.38% 1
Kent +25 6 £51,250 -0.49% 1
Buckinghamshire +34 1 £62,500 +13.64%
East Sussex +20 1 £65,000 +30.00%
Technical Leader
England

Technical Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 16 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 South East region featuring Technical Leader in the job title.

1 35 (48.61%) Azure
2 27 (37.50%) DevOps
3 23 (31.94%) Microsoft
4 19 (26.39%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (25.00%) Active Directory
6 17 (23.61%) .NET
7 16 (22.22%) AWS
8 15 (20.83%) C#
8 15 (20.83%) SQL
9 14 (19.44%) Java
9 14 (19.44%) Windows
9 14 (19.44%) IaaS
10 13 (18.06%) Microservices
11 12 (16.67%) Veeam
11 12 (16.67%) SaaS
11 12 (16.67%) PowerShell
11 12 (16.67%) ITIL
11 12 (16.67%) Cisco
11 12 (16.67%) Windows Server
12 10 (13.89%) Finance
12 10 (13.89%) VMware
12 10 (13.89%) Cisco Certification
12 10 (13.89%) Python
12 10 (13.89%) SQL Server
12 10 (13.89%) Data Centre
12 10 (13.89%) Continuous Improvement
13 9 (12.50%) Public Cloud
13 9 (12.50%) Mentoring
13 9 (12.50%) Kubernetes
13 9 (12.50%) SCCM

Technical Leader Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 3 (4.17%) OpenStack
1 3 (4.17%) Skype for Business
2 2 (2.78%) nginx
3 1 (1.39%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.39%) IIS
3 1 (1.39%) Liferay
3 1 (1.39%) Oracle Workflow
Cloud Services
1 35 (48.61%) Azure
2 16 (22.22%) AWS
3 14 (19.44%) IaaS
4 12 (16.67%) SaaS
5 9 (12.50%) PaaS
6 8 (11.11%) Azure Active Directory
7 4 (5.56%) Office 365
8 3 (4.17%) Serverless
9 2 (2.78%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (1.39%) Akamai
10 1 (1.39%) Amazon Cognito
10 1 (1.39%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 1 (1.39%) Amazon SQS
10 1 (1.39%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (1.39%) AWS Fargate
10 1 (1.39%) Azure Functions
10 1 (1.39%) CloudFront
10 1 (1.39%) GCP
10 1 (1.39%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 9 (12.50%) SAN
1 9 (12.50%) VLAN
2 8 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
2 8 (11.11%) Network Security
3 6 (8.33%) MPLS
4 5 (6.94%) Firewall
4 5 (6.94%) VPN
5 4 (5.56%) LAN
5 4 (5.56%) WAN
5 4 (5.56%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (4.17%) DNS
6 3 (4.17%) Skype
6 3 (4.17%) WEP
7 2 (2.78%) BGP
7 2 (2.78%) Cisco IOS
7 2 (2.78%) Internet
7 2 (2.78%) IPsec
7 2 (2.78%) OSPF
7 2 (2.78%) Unified Communications
7 2 (2.78%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (13.89%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.56%) NoSQL
3 2 (2.78%) Big Data
3 2 (2.78%) MongoDB
3 2 (2.78%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.39%) Amazon Aurora
4 1 (1.39%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (1.39%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (1.39%) Cosmos DB
4 1 (1.39%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.39%) Power BI
4 1 (1.39%) Redis
Development Applications
1 3 (4.17%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.78%) GitLab
2 2 (2.78%) Jenkins
2 2 (2.78%) Maven
2 2 (2.78%) SonarQube
2 2 (2.78%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (1.39%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (1.39%) Selenium
3 1 (1.39%) SoapUI
3 1 (1.39%) Vagrant
General
1 10 (13.89%) Finance
2 4 (5.56%) Telecoms
3 3 (4.17%) Banking
3 3 (4.17%) French Language
3 3 (4.17%) Games
3 3 (4.17%) German Language
3 3 (4.17%) Spanish Language
4 2 (2.78%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (23.61%) .NET
2 8 (11.11%) .NET Core
3 5 (6.94%) Spring Boot
4 4 (5.56%) Dropwizard
4 4 (5.56%) Spring
5 3 (4.17%) Node.js
5 3 (4.17%) React
5 3 (4.17%) REST
5 3 (4.17%) Web Services
6 2 (2.78%) GraphQL
6 2 (2.78%) Natural Language Processing
6 2 (2.78%) OpenCL
6 2 (2.78%) OpenGL
6 2 (2.78%) OpenGL ES
6 2 (2.78%) SOAP
6 2 (2.78%) Vulkan
7 1 (1.39%) ASP.NET
7 1 (1.39%) CSS
7 1 (1.39%) HTML
7 1 (1.39%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 10 (13.89%) Data Centre
2 9 (12.50%) Public Cloud
3 5 (6.94%) Cloud Native
3 5 (6.94%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (5.56%) Management Information System
5 3 (4.17%) Client/Server
6 2 (2.78%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (2.78%) Mobile Games
6 2 (2.78%) Video\Live Streaming
6 2 (2.78%) Virtual Team
7 1 (1.39%) Augmented Reality
7 1 (1.39%) Fat Client
7 1 (1.39%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (1.39%) PKI
7 1 (1.39%) Thin Client
7 1 (1.39%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 14 (19.44%) Windows
2 12 (16.67%) Windows Server
3 6 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (8.33%) Windows Server 2016
3 6 (8.33%) Windows Server 2019
4 5 (6.94%) Linux
5 2 (2.78%) Android
6 1 (1.39%) Unix
6 1 (1.39%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (37.50%) DevOps
2 19 (26.39%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (18.06%) Microservices
4 12 (16.67%) ITIL
5 10 (13.89%) Continuous Improvement
6 9 (12.50%) Mentoring
6 9 (12.50%) Software Engineering
6 9 (12.50%) TDD
7 8 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
7 8 (11.11%) Test Automation
8 7 (9.72%) Scrum
9 6 (8.33%) Service Delivery
10 5 (6.94%) Coaching
10 5 (6.94%) Problem-Solving
10 5 (6.94%) Process Improvement
10 5 (6.94%) Technical Leadership
11 4 (5.56%) Asset Management
11 4 (5.56%) Business Continuity
11 4 (5.56%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 15 (20.83%) C#
1 15 (20.83%) SQL
2 14 (19.44%) Java
3 12 (16.67%) PowerShell
4 10 (13.89%) Python
5 6 (8.33%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.78%) Bash Shell
6 2 (2.78%) C
6 2 (2.78%) C++
6 2 (2.78%) GLSL
6 2 (2.78%) HLSL
6 2 (2.78%) TypeScript
7 1 (1.39%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.39%) R
7 1 (1.39%) Ruby
7 1 (1.39%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.39%) VB
7 1 (1.39%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.39%) VB6
Qualifications
1 10 (13.89%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (12.50%) SC Cleared
2 9 (12.50%) Security Cleared
3 8 (11.11%) BPSS Clearance
3 8 (11.11%) CCNA
4 7 (9.72%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (8.33%) CCNP
6 4 (5.56%) Degree
6 4 (5.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 4 (5.56%) MCSE
6 4 (5.56%) PhD
7 3 (4.17%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (2.78%) CCIE
8 2 (2.78%) MCSA
9 1 (1.39%) JNCIP
9 1 (1.39%) OCP
9 1 (1.39%) Oracle Certification
9 1 (1.39%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.56%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 8 (11.11%) Hyper-V
3 6 (8.33%) Docker
3 6 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (12.50%) Kubernetes
1 9 (12.50%) SCCM
2 8 (11.11%) Microsoft Intune
2 8 (11.11%) SCVMM
3 5 (6.94%) Terraform
4 1 (1.39%) Argo
4 1 (1.39%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.39%) Packer
4 1 (1.39%) Puppet
Vendors
1 23 (31.94%) Microsoft
2 12 (16.67%) Cisco
2 12 (16.67%) Veeam
3 10 (13.89%) VMware
4 4 (5.56%) Symantec
5 3 (4.17%) Dell
5 3 (4.17%) Dell Compellent
5 3 (4.17%) Juniper
5 3 (4.17%) ServiceNow
5 3 (4.17%) SolarWinds
5 3 (4.17%) Sophos
6 2 (2.78%) Aruba
6 2 (2.78%) NVIDIA
6 2 (2.78%) Oracle
6 2 (2.78%) Palo Alto
7 1 (1.39%) IBM
7 1 (1.39%) Meridio
7 1 (1.39%) Micro Focus
7 1 (1.39%) NetApp
7 1 (1.39%) Salesforce.com