Period
to 17 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Technical Leader was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

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

Technical Lead
UK
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 362 405 392
Rank change year-on-year +43 -13 +21
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Leader 1561 1441 1758
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.87% 0.76% 0.80%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.90% 0.79% 0.83%
Number of salaries quoted 1098 1192 1442
UK median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% - -
10th Percentile £42,000 £41,250 £40,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £93,750 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £52,500

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. 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
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 172542 183486 211561
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.77% 96.49% 96.47%
Number of salaries quoted 138422 153547 175640
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%

Technical Leader
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Technical Leader in the UK

Technical Leader
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Technical Leader.

Salary trend for Technical Leader in the UK

Technical Leader
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Technical Leader over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Technical Leader in the UK

Technical Leader
Top 16 Job Locations

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 over the 6 months to 17 November 2017. 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
England +51 1473 £67,500 +12.50% 76
London +81 873 £75,000 +3.45% 41
UK excluding London -18 673 £52,500 - 39
South East +19 195 £60,000 +1.27% 7
North of England -18 177 £52,000 -0.95% 15
North West +47 111 £52,500 -4.55% 7
Midlands -6 106 £50,000 - 3
West Midlands -16 77 £50,000 +4.17% 1
South West +16 72 £58,750 +43.29% 3
Scotland -14 59 £51,750 -1.43% 1
East of England -25 49 £65,000 +8.33% 7
Yorkshire -45 44 £49,250 -1.50% 7
East Midlands +12 29 £57,500 +6.98% 2
North East +18 22 £50,000 - 1
Wales +22 10 £49,519 -5.68% 1
Northern Ireland - 5 £35,000 - 2

Technical Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, Technical Leader job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Technical Leader in the job title.

1 729 (46.70%) Agile Software Development
2 574 (36.77%) Java
3 485 (31.07%) Finance
4 374 (23.96%) C#
5 344 (22.04%) .NET
6 334 (21.40%) SQL
6 334 (21.40%) JavaScript
7 318 (20.37%) Banking
8 298 (19.09%) Mentoring
9 297 (19.03%) Oracle
10 259 (16.59%) TDD
11 254 (16.27%) Asset Management
12 249 (15.95%) SQL Server
13 248 (15.89%) Investment Banking
14 245 (15.70%) Microsoft
15 243 (15.57%) Scrum
16 237 (15.18%) Wealth Management
17 233 (14.93%) Retail Banking
18 218 (13.97%) HTML
19 211 (13.52%) Linux
20 210 (13.45%) MVC
21 196 (12.56%) AngularJS
22 185 (11.85%) Amazon AWS
23 171 (10.95%) Test Automation
23 171 (10.95%) Spring
24 168 (10.76%) CSS
24 168 (10.76%) REST
25 166 (10.63%) SDLC
26 161 (10.31%) Degree
26 161 (10.31%) Project Management

Technical Leader Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 72 (4.61%) Tomcat
2 49 (3.14%) Apache Spark
3 47 (3.01%) Oracle Workflow
4 40 (2.56%) Elasticsearch
5 31 (1.99%) SharePoint
6 28 (1.79%) Confluence
7 26 (1.67%) IIS
7 26 (1.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 23 (1.47%) Apache
8 23 (1.47%) CMS
9 22 (1.41%) Drupal
10 19 (1.22%) MS Exchange
11 15 (0.96%) JBoss
12 13 (0.83%) BizTalk Server
12 13 (0.83%) Skype for Business
13 11 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2013
14 9 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2010
15 8 (0.51%) WebSphere
16 7 (0.45%) Zimbra
17 6 (0.38%) Umbraco
Applications
1 31 (1.99%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (0.58%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (0.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (0.38%) EngageOne
5 4 (0.26%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.19%) Autodesk Inventor
6 3 (0.19%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.19%) Siemens NX
6 3 (0.19%) Solid Edge
7 1 (0.064%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.064%) Adobe Captivate
7 1 (0.064%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.064%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.064%) FrameMaker
7 1 (0.064%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.064%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 26 (1.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.45%) Magento
3 6 (0.38%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 6 (0.38%) SAP Hybris
4 5 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (0.32%) Dynamics NAV
4 5 (0.32%) Exstream
5 4 (0.26%) Eikon
5 4 (0.26%) Markit EDM
6 3 (0.19%) Oracle BPM
6 3 (0.19%) SAP CRM
6 3 (0.19%) Unit4 Business World
7 2 (0.13%) Adobe Campaign
7 2 (0.13%) BusinessWorks
7 2 (0.13%) Eloqua
7 2 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.13%) Oracle ERP
7 2 (0.13%) SAP ERP
7 2 (0.13%) SAP S/4HANA
8 1 (0.064%) iTrent
Cloud Services
1 185 (11.85%) Amazon AWS
2 110 (7.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 47 (3.01%) SaaS
4 33 (2.11%) Office 365
5 31 (1.99%) GitHub
6 26 (1.67%) Cloud Computing
7 25 (1.60%) Google Cloud Platform
8 20 (1.28%) Dynamics 365
9 15 (0.96%) Amazon EC2
9 15 (0.96%) PaaS
10 11 (0.70%) Amazon S3
10 11 (0.70%) Amazon SQS
10 11 (0.70%) AWS CloudFormation
11 6 (0.38%) Amazon Kinesis
11 6 (0.38%) Azure Active Directory
11 6 (0.38%) IaaS
12 5 (0.32%) Amazon EMR
12 5 (0.32%) AWS Lambda
12 5 (0.32%) Serverless
12 5 (0.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 45 (2.88%) TCP/IP
2 39 (2.50%) Firewall
3 32 (2.05%) HTTP
3 32 (2.05%) Internet
4 30 (1.92%) SAN
5 26 (1.67%) WAN
6 25 (1.60%) LAN
7 24 (1.54%) DNS
8 21 (1.35%) DHCP
9 20 (1.28%) VPN
10 19 (1.22%) OSPF
11 17 (1.09%) BGP
11 17 (1.09%) IPsec
11 17 (1.09%) SSL
12 14 (0.90%) Network Security
13 9 (0.58%) MPLS
13 9 (0.58%) Wireless
14 8 (0.51%) VLAN
14 8 (0.51%) VoIP
14 8 (0.51%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 249 (15.95%) SQL Server
2 102 (6.53%) NoSQL
3 92 (5.89%) MySQL
4 76 (4.87%) Relational Database
5 68 (4.36%) Big Data
5 68 (4.36%) MongoDB
6 66 (4.23%) Oracle Database
7 53 (3.40%) Hadoop
8 48 (3.07%) Neo4j
9 44 (2.82%) Oracle Database 10g
9 44 (2.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 38 (2.43%) SQL Server 2008
10 38 (2.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 36 (2.31%) RDBMS
12 31 (1.99%) Data Warehouse
13 28 (1.79%) PostgreSQL
14 27 (1.73%) SQL Server 2005
15 26 (1.67%) Apache Cassandra
16 25 (1.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 24 (1.54%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 103 (6.60%) JIRA
2 99 (6.34%) Maven
3 90 (5.77%) Git (software)
4 84 (5.38%) Jenkins
5 50 (3.20%) Selenium
6 42 (2.69%) Team Foundation Server
7 35 (2.24%) Cucumber
8 29 (1.86%) Visual Studio
9 26 (1.67%) WebDriver
10 25 (1.60%) Subversion
11 22 (1.41%) Bitbucket
11 22 (1.41%) JUnit
12 19 (1.22%) RSpec
13 18 (1.15%) Gradle
14 15 (0.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 14 (0.90%) Sonatype Nexus
16 13 (0.83%) Appium
16 13 (0.83%) PHPUnit
17 12 (0.77%) Mockito
17 12 (0.77%) SpecFlow
General
1 485 (31.07%) Finance
2 318 (20.37%) Banking
3 248 (15.89%) Investment Banking
4 233 (14.93%) Retail Banking
5 80 (5.12%) Retail
6 62 (3.97%) Legal
7 40 (2.56%) Front Office
8 36 (2.31%) Advertising
9 34 (2.18%) Games
10 32 (2.05%) Marketing
10 32 (2.05%) Telecoms
11 26 (1.67%) Back Office
12 16 (1.02%) Law
13 13 (0.83%) Manufacturing
13 13 (0.83%) Military
13 13 (0.83%) Pharmaceutical
14 12 (0.77%) Electronics
15 11 (0.70%) Billing
15 11 (0.70%) General Ledger
16 9 (0.58%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 344 (22.04%) .NET
2 218 (13.97%) HTML
3 196 (12.56%) AngularJS
4 171 (10.95%) Spring
5 168 (10.76%) CSS
5 168 (10.76%) REST
6 151 (9.67%) Web Services
7 147 (9.42%) ASP.NET
8 119 (7.62%) XML
9 105 (6.73%) J2EE
10 99 (6.34%) React
11 94 (6.02%) RESTful
12 88 (5.64%) HTML5
13 78 (5.00%) Node.js
14 77 (4.93%) .NET Framework
15 71 (4.55%) Spring Boot
16 69 (4.42%) SOAP
17 68 (4.36%) jQuery
18 59 (3.78%) Spring MVC
19 57 (3.65%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 105 (6.73%) Analytical Skills
1 105 (6.73%) Enterprise Software
2 72 (4.61%) Greenfield Project
3 66 (4.23%) Data Centre
4 48 (3.07%) Computer Science
5 47 (3.01%) User Experience
6 45 (2.88%) Reference Data
7 42 (2.69%) Fixed Income
8 32 (2.05%) Fintech
9 31 (1.99%) Mobile App
10 26 (1.67%) Clustering
11 20 (1.28%) iPad
12 17 (1.09%) Public Cloud
13 16 (1.02%) Client/Server
13 16 (1.02%) Derivative
13 16 (1.02%) Digital Media
13 16 (1.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 16 (1.02%) Management Information System
14 13 (0.83%) Replication
15 12 (0.77%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 211 (13.52%) Linux
2 158 (10.12%) Windows
3 84 (5.38%) Unix
4 69 (4.42%) Windows Server
5 33 (2.11%) Windows Server 2008
6 31 (1.99%) Windows Server 2012
7 23 (1.47%) Android
8 20 (1.28%) Apple iOS
9 19 (1.22%) Windows 7
10 14 (0.90%) Windows Server 2003
11 13 (0.83%) CentOS
12 11 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 9 (0.58%) Windows 10
14 4 (0.26%) AIX
14 4 (0.26%) Solaris
14 4 (0.26%) Ubuntu
14 4 (0.26%) Windows 8
15 2 (0.13%) Mac OS
15 2 (0.13%) Mac OS X
16 1 (0.064%) SmartOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 729 (46.70%) Agile Software Development
2 298 (19.09%) Mentoring
3 259 (16.59%) TDD
4 254 (16.27%) Asset Management
5 243 (15.57%) Scrum
6 237 (15.18%) Wealth Management
7 210 (13.45%) MVC
8 171 (10.95%) Test Automation
9 166 (10.63%) SDLC
10 161 (10.31%) Project Management
11 160 (10.25%) BDD
12 134 (8.58%) ITIL
13 127 (8.14%) Continuous Integration
14 125 (8.01%) Pair Programming
15 122 (7.82%) Software Engineering
16 115 (7.37%) OO
17 105 (6.73%) E-Commerce
18 101 (6.47%) Coaching
19 96 (6.15%) Multithreading
20 92 (5.89%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 574 (36.77%) Java
2 374 (23.96%) C#
3 334 (21.40%) JavaScript
3 334 (21.40%) SQL
4 111 (7.11%) PHP
5 108 (6.92%) Python
6 77 (4.93%) Ruby
7 56 (3.59%) C++
8 47 (3.01%) T-SQL
9 46 (2.95%) Scala
10 43 (2.75%) PL/SQL
11 36 (2.31%) PowerShell
12 27 (1.73%) Apex Code
12 27 (1.73%) C
13 16 (1.02%) Bash Shell
14 15 (0.96%) Groovy
15 13 (0.83%) Elixir
15 13 (0.83%) Perl
16 12 (0.77%) ES6
16 12 (0.77%) R
Qualifications
1 161 (10.31%) Degree
2 45 (2.88%) Security Cleared
3 39 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
4 31 (1.99%) Computer Science Degree
5 29 (1.86%) Cisco Certification
6 27 (1.73%) SC Cleared
7 24 (1.54%) MCSE
8 21 (1.35%) MCSA
9 19 (1.22%) CCNA
9 19 (1.22%) ITIL Certification
10 18 (1.15%) CCNP
11 14 (0.90%) DV Cleared
12 13 (0.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 11 (0.70%) ISEB
14 9 (0.58%) CISM
14 9 (0.58%) CISSP
14 9 (0.58%) ISTQB
15 8 (0.51%) CISA
15 8 (0.51%) GSEC
15 8 (0.51%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 114 (7.30%) QA
2 27 (1.73%) SLA
3 17 (1.09%) PCI DSS
4 8 (0.51%) Data Quality
5 7 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 6 (0.38%) GCP
7 4 (0.26%) GDPR
7 4 (0.26%) MiFID
7 4 (0.26%) SEPA
8 3 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 2 (0.13%) Dodd-Frank
9 2 (0.13%) EMIR
9 2 (0.13%) HIPAA
9 2 (0.13%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.13%) PMO
System Software
1 74 (4.74%) Docker
2 61 (3.91%) Active Directory
3 54 (3.46%) VMware Infrastructure
4 20 (1.28%) Hyper-V
5 12 (0.77%) vSphere
6 8 (0.51%) Firmware
7 7 (0.45%) HDFS
7 7 (0.45%) vCloud
7 7 (0.45%) VMware Workstation
8 6 (0.38%) KVM
8 6 (0.38%) UAG
9 5 (0.32%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (0.19%) Virtual Servers
11 2 (0.13%) Apache Flume
11 2 (0.13%) DFS Replication
11 2 (0.13%) VirtualBox
11 2 (0.13%) VMware NSX
11 2 (0.13%) XenApp
11 2 (0.13%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.13%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 34 (2.18%) SCCM
2 26 (1.67%) Kubernetes
3 23 (1.47%) Puppet
4 15 (0.96%) Opscode Chef
4 15 (0.96%) SCOM
5 14 (0.90%) WSUS
6 13 (0.83%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 10 (0.64%) Ansible
7 10 (0.64%) McAfee ePO
8 8 (0.51%) Core Impact
8 8 (0.51%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 8 (0.51%) Nessus
8 8 (0.51%) Nexpose
8 8 (0.51%) OpenVAS
8 8 (0.51%) PowerBroker
8 8 (0.51%) QRadar
8 8 (0.51%) RSA Security Analytics
9 7 (0.45%) Terraform
10 6 (0.38%) Microsoft Clustering
11 4 (0.26%) Mesos
Vendors
1 297 (19.03%) Oracle
2 245 (15.70%) Microsoft
3 88 (5.64%) VMware
4 55 (3.52%) CA
5 48 (3.07%) Cisco
6 37 (2.37%) Salesforce.com
7 36 (2.31%) Google
8 29 (1.86%) SAP
9 28 (1.79%) Citrix
10 23 (1.47%) Informatica
11 19 (1.22%) Sybase
12 18 (1.15%) TIBCO
13 15 (0.96%) Pega
14 13 (0.83%) IBM
15 12 (0.77%) McAfee
15 12 (0.77%) Murex
15 12 (0.77%) Splunk
16 11 (0.70%) Juniper
16 11 (0.70%) Palo Alto
16 11 (0.70%) Symantec