Period
to 20 January 2021

The median annual salary for a Technical Leader was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies in the UK excluding London 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 > UK excluding London
6 months to
20 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 315 354 410
Rank change year-on-year +39 +56 -5
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Leader 298 560 556
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.83% 0.79% 0.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.86% 0.82% 0.69%
Number of salaries quoted 314 521 474
Median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% -4.35% +9.52%
10th Percentile £42,500 £43,250 £45,000
90th Percentile £75,875 £79,051 £75,649
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 the UK excluding 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
UK excluding London
Permanent vacancies in the UK excluding London with a recognized job title 34,582 68,049 80,617
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.34% 96.14% 96.38%
Number of salaries quoted 27,792 54,810 64,546
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £29,000 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £71,250 £71,250 £70,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

Technical Leader
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Job vacancy trend for Technical Leader in the UK excluding London

Technical Leader
Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Technical Leader in the UK excluding London.

Salary trend for Technical Leader in the UK excluding London

Technical Leader
Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Technical Leader in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 20 January 2021.

Salary histogram for Technical Leader in the UK excluding London

Technical Leader
Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Leader within the UK excluding London 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
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
Scotland +16 22 £62,500 +17.92% 5
East of England +96 10 £57,500 +4.55% 1
Wales +41 5 £55,000 +10.22%
North East +11 3 £51,218 -14.64% 1
Technical Leader
UK

Technical Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London

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 UK excluding London region featuring Technical Leader in the job title.

1 110 (36.91%) Agile Software Development
2 96 (32.21%) Azure
3 72 (24.16%) Microsoft
4 67 (22.48%) AWS
5 65 (21.81%) .NET
6 62 (20.81%) Java
7 57 (19.13%) C#
8 55 (18.46%) DevOps
9 53 (17.79%) JavaScript
10 45 (15.10%) SQL
11 41 (13.76%) Windows
12 40 (13.42%) Microservices
13 38 (12.75%) Scrum
14 37 (12.42%) SQL Server
15 36 (12.08%) Office 365
16 34 (11.41%) Finance
17 33 (11.07%) Linux
18 32 (10.74%) Continuous Improvement
18 32 (10.74%) Mentoring
19 31 (10.40%) Active Directory
20 29 (9.73%) HTML
21 28 (9.40%) Software Engineering
22 26 (8.72%) CSS
22 26 (8.72%) Python
23 25 (8.39%) TDD
23 25 (8.39%) VMware
24 24 (8.05%) IaaS
24 24 (8.05%) SaaS
24 24 (8.05%) PowerShell
24 24 (8.05%) Strategic Roadmap

Technical Leader Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding 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 10 (3.36%) CMS
2 8 (2.68%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (1.34%) Apache Solr
3 4 (1.34%) IIS
3 4 (1.34%) nginx
3 4 (1.34%) Sitecore CMS
3 4 (1.34%) Umbraco
4 3 (1.01%) Apache
4 3 (1.01%) EPiServer
4 3 (1.01%) JBoss
4 3 (1.01%) OpenStack
4 3 (1.01%) Skype for Business
5 2 (0.67%) ArcGIS
5 2 (0.67%) Confluence
5 2 (0.67%) Drupal
5 2 (0.67%) Kentico
5 2 (0.67%) Liferay
5 2 (0.67%) Oracle Workflow
5 2 (0.67%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.67%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 9 (3.02%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.67%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.34%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.34%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.34%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.34%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 96 (32.21%) Azure
2 67 (22.48%) AWS
3 36 (12.08%) Office 365
4 24 (8.05%) IaaS
4 24 (8.05%) SaaS
5 19 (6.38%) PaaS
6 11 (3.69%) Power Platform
7 10 (3.36%) Azure Active Directory
8 8 (2.68%) Serverless
9 7 (2.35%) GCP
10 5 (1.68%) npm
11 4 (1.34%) Algolia
11 4 (1.34%) AWS Lambda
12 3 (1.01%) Amazon EC2
12 3 (1.01%) Dynamics 365
12 3 (1.01%) Twilio
13 2 (0.67%) Amazon ELB
13 2 (0.67%) Apigee
13 2 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
13 2 (0.67%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 19 (6.38%) Unified Communications
2 17 (5.70%) SAN
3 10 (3.36%) Cisco ASA
3 10 (3.36%) Firewall
3 10 (3.36%) VLAN
4 8 (2.68%) Network Security
5 7 (2.35%) MPLS
5 7 (2.35%) VPN
6 6 (2.01%) DNS
6 6 (2.01%) WAN
6 6 (2.01%) Wi-Fi
7 5 (1.68%) LAN
8 4 (1.34%) Internet
9 3 (1.01%) DHCP
9 3 (1.01%) Skype
9 3 (1.01%) WEP
9 3 (1.01%) Wireless
10 2 (0.67%) BIG-IP
10 2 (0.67%) NetScaler
10 2 (0.67%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (12.42%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.36%) NoSQL
2 10 (3.36%) Power BI
2 10 (3.36%) Relational Database
2 10 (3.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 8 (2.68%) MongoDB
4 6 (2.01%) MySQL
4 6 (2.01%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (1.68%) Big Data
5 5 (1.68%) Cosmos DB
5 5 (1.68%) Redis
5 5 (1.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (1.34%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (1.34%) Endeca
7 3 (1.01%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (0.67%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 2 (0.67%) GIS
8 2 (0.67%) QlikView
8 2 (0.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (0.67%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 17 (5.70%) Git (software)
2 11 (3.69%) Jenkins
3 10 (3.36%) JIRA
4 5 (1.68%) Maven
5 3 (1.01%) gulp
5 3 (1.01%) SonarQube
5 3 (1.01%) Sonatype Nexus
5 3 (1.01%) Visual Studio
5 3 (1.01%) webpack
6 2 (0.67%) Bitbucket
6 2 (0.67%) GitLab
6 2 (0.67%) Grunt
6 2 (0.67%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (0.67%) Selenium
6 2 (0.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.34%) Artifactory
7 1 (0.34%) Gradle
7 1 (0.34%) MSTest
7 1 (0.34%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.34%) Vagrant
General
1 34 (11.41%) Finance
2 12 (4.03%) Banking
3 8 (2.68%) Telecoms
4 7 (2.35%) Billing
4 7 (2.35%) Public Sector
5 4 (1.34%) Electronics
5 4 (1.34%) French Language
5 4 (1.34%) Games
5 4 (1.34%) German Language
5 4 (1.34%) Local Government
5 4 (1.34%) Retail
5 4 (1.34%) Spanish Language
6 3 (1.01%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.01%) Law
6 3 (1.01%) Legal
7 2 (0.67%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.67%) Marketing
8 1 (0.34%) Digital Economy
8 1 (0.34%) Military
8 1 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (21.81%) .NET
2 29 (9.73%) HTML
3 26 (8.72%) CSS
4 22 (7.38%) .NET Core
4 22 (7.38%) AngularJS
5 19 (6.38%) React
6 16 (5.37%) RESTful
6 16 (5.37%) Web Services
7 15 (5.03%) ASP.NET
7 15 (5.03%) REST
7 15 (5.03%) SOAP
8 13 (4.36%) jQuery
8 13 (4.36%) Node.js
9 10 (3.36%) HTML5
9 10 (3.36%) Spring
9 10 (3.36%) Vue.js
10 9 (3.02%) .NET Framework
10 9 (3.02%) Ajax
10 9 (3.02%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 8 (2.68%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 21 (7.05%) Greenfield Project
2 15 (5.03%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (5.03%) Data Centre
2 15 (5.03%) User Experience
3 12 (4.03%) Public Cloud
4 11 (3.69%) Mobile App
5 8 (2.68%) Cloud Native
5 8 (2.68%) Self-Motivation
6 6 (2.01%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.34%) Client/Server
7 4 (1.34%) Data Structures
7 4 (1.34%) Replication
8 3 (1.01%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.01%) Hybrid Cloud
8 3 (1.01%) Linux Command Line
8 3 (1.01%) PKI
8 3 (1.01%) Virtual Team
9 2 (0.67%) Mobile Games
9 2 (0.67%) Renewable Energy
9 2 (0.67%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 41 (13.76%) Windows
2 33 (11.07%) Linux
3 20 (6.71%) Windows Server
4 9 (3.02%) Unix
5 8 (2.68%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (2.68%) Windows Server 2016
5 8 (2.68%) Windows Server 2019
6 4 (1.34%) Android
7 2 (0.67%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.67%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.34%) Amazon Linux
8 1 (0.34%) CentOS
8 1 (0.34%) HPUX
8 1 (0.34%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (36.91%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (18.46%) DevOps
3 40 (13.42%) Microservices
4 38 (12.75%) Scrum
5 32 (10.74%) Continuous Improvement
5 32 (10.74%) Mentoring
6 28 (9.40%) Software Engineering
7 25 (8.39%) TDD
8 24 (8.05%) Strategic Roadmap
9 21 (7.05%) Service Delivery
9 21 (7.05%) Technical Leadership
10 19 (6.38%) Analytics
11 18 (6.04%) Disaster Recovery
12 17 (5.70%) Continuous Integration
12 17 (5.70%) Cybersecurity
12 17 (5.70%) ITIL
12 17 (5.70%) MVC
13 16 (5.37%) CRM
13 16 (5.37%) Stakeholder Management
13 16 (5.37%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 62 (20.81%) Java
2 57 (19.13%) C#
3 53 (17.79%) JavaScript
4 45 (15.10%) SQL
5 26 (8.72%) Python
6 24 (8.05%) PowerShell
7 17 (5.70%) C++
8 15 (5.03%) TypeScript
9 12 (4.03%) T-SQL
10 11 (3.69%) C
11 10 (3.36%) Java 8
12 9 (3.02%) PHP
13 4 (1.34%) Ruby
14 3 (1.01%) Bash Shell
14 3 (1.01%) ES6
14 3 (1.01%) Go
15 2 (0.67%) Apex Code
15 2 (0.67%) GLSL
15 2 (0.67%) HLSL
15 2 (0.67%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 22 (7.38%) Security Cleared
2 20 (6.71%) SC Cleared
3 19 (6.38%) Microsoft Certification
4 14 (4.70%) Degree
5 13 (4.36%) Cisco Certification
6 12 (4.03%) BPSS Clearance
7 8 (2.68%) CCNA
8 7 (2.35%) CCNP
9 5 (1.68%) Computer Science Degree
9 5 (1.68%) MCSE
10 4 (1.34%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 4 (1.34%) PhD
10 4 (1.34%) TOGAF Certification
11 3 (1.01%) CCIE
12 2 (0.67%) DV Cleared
12 2 (0.67%) MCSA
12 2 (0.67%) OCP
12 2 (0.67%) Oracle Certification
12 2 (0.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 1 (0.34%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.01%) SLA
2 5 (1.68%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.34%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (0.34%) GDPR
3 1 (0.34%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 1 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27005
3 1 (0.34%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.34%) PMO
System Software
1 31 (10.40%) Active Directory
2 14 (4.70%) Docker
2 14 (4.70%) Hyper-V
3 13 (4.36%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.67%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.34%) Firmware
5 1 (0.34%) KVM
Systems Management
1 20 (6.71%) SCCM
2 16 (5.37%) Kubernetes
3 13 (4.36%) Terraform
4 10 (3.36%) Microsoft Intune
4 10 (3.36%) SCVMM
5 8 (2.68%) Single Sign-On
6 5 (1.68%) Puppet
7 4 (1.34%) Ansible
8 3 (1.01%) MIIS
8 3 (1.01%) vCenter Server
9 2 (0.67%) CA Single Sign-On
9 2 (0.67%) FortiGate
9 2 (0.67%) HAProxy
9 2 (0.67%) NetVault Backup
10 1 (0.34%) Data Guard
10 1 (0.34%) Opscode Chef
10 1 (0.34%) Oracle RMAN
10 1 (0.34%) Packer
10 1 (0.34%) SCOM
10 1 (0.34%) WSUS
Vendors
1 72 (24.16%) Microsoft
2 25 (8.39%) VMware
3 20 (6.71%) Cisco
4 14 (4.70%) Veeam
5 12 (4.03%) Oracle
6 9 (3.02%) Dell
7 8 (2.68%) Dell Compellent
8 6 (2.01%) Salesforce.com
9 5 (1.68%) Google
9 5 (1.68%) IBM
9 5 (1.68%) ServiceNow
9 5 (1.68%) Sitecore
9 5 (1.68%) Sophos
10 4 (1.34%) Atlassian
10 4 (1.34%) Juniper
10 4 (1.34%) Meraki
10 4 (1.34%) NetApp
10 4 (1.34%) SolarWinds
10 4 (1.34%) Symantec
10 4 (1.34%) Zscaler