Period
to 15 August 2018

The median annual salary for a Technical Leader was £62,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 15 August 2018.

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
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 404 398 414
Rank change year-on-year -6 +16 -2
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Leader 1,295 1,415 1,473
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.76% 0.80% 0.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.79% 0.83% 0.77%
Number of salaries quoted 976 1,008 1,226
UK median annual salary £62,500 £65,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.85% +8.33% -
10th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
90th Percentile £96,250 £94,125 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%

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 163,095 170,091 191,719
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.17% 96.09% 96.61%
Number of salaries quoted 131,470 137,314 161,223
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 15 August 2018.

Salary histogram for Technical Leader in the UK

Technical Leader
Top 15 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 15 August 2018. 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 -30 1,161 £65,000 - 99
London -26 624 £80,000 +6.67% 44
UK excluding London +8 620 £57,500 +4.55% 65
South East +12 183 £60,000 +4.35% 14
North of England +26 163 £55,000 +4.76% 13
North West +17 100 £57,500 +9.52% 10
East of England +42 86 £62,500 -3.85% 14
Scotland +9 74 £60,000 +14.29% 7
Midlands 0 67 £50,000 -9.09% 9
West Midlands +36 58 £50,000 -2.91% 7
South West -51 39 £60,000 +4.35% 5
Yorkshire +8 37 £55,000 +4.76% 3
North East +7 27 £55,000 -
Wales +13 15 £55,242 +12.65% 3
East Midlands -12 8 £40,775 -29.09% 2

Technical Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 15 August 2018, 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 featuring Technical Leader in the job title.

1 617 (47.64%) Agile Software Development
2 347 (26.80%) Java
3 326 (25.17%) Finance
4 297 (22.93%) C#
5 293 (22.63%) JavaScript
6 281 (21.70%) .NET
7 272 (21.00%) SQL
8 257 (19.85%) Microsoft
9 250 (19.31%) TDD
10 221 (17.07%) Scrum
11 213 (16.45%) HTML
12 203 (15.68%) Mentoring
13 196 (15.14%) Microsoft Azure
14 185 (14.29%) SQL Server
15 184 (14.21%) Problem-Solving
16 182 (14.05%) Software Engineering
17 172 (13.28%) AngularJS
18 166 (12.82%) OO
19 164 (12.66%) Windows
20 150 (11.58%) Microservices
21 147 (11.35%) DevOps
21 147 (11.35%) Linux
22 144 (11.12%) CSS
23 142 (10.97%) Amazon AWS
24 141 (10.89%) Project Management
25 140 (10.81%) Spring
26 133 (10.27%) Oracle
27 121 (9.34%) Python
28 119 (9.19%) Coaching
29 118 (9.11%) React

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 53 (4.09%) MS Exchange
2 48 (3.71%) SharePoint
3 44 (3.40%) Apache
4 40 (3.09%) Confluence
5 39 (3.01%) Tomcat
6 30 (2.32%) Apache Spark
6 30 (2.32%) Elasticsearch
7 29 (2.24%) CMS
8 23 (1.78%) IIS
9 21 (1.62%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 21 (1.62%) Exchange Server 2013
10 19 (1.47%) BizTalk Server
10 19 (1.47%) Cloud Foundry
10 19 (1.47%) Mule
10 19 (1.47%) Skype for Business
11 18 (1.39%) WebSphere
12 16 (1.24%) Apache Solr
12 16 (1.24%) WebLogic
13 12 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2010
13 12 (0.93%) SAS
Applications
1 30 (2.32%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (1.31%) Microsoft Project
3 13 (1.00%) Microsoft Excel
4 8 (0.62%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (0.23%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.15%) Mingle
7 2 (0.15%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.077%) EngageOne
8 1 (0.077%) Maya
8 1 (0.077%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.077%) Weka
Business Applications
1 13 (1.00%) Dynamics AX
2 11 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (0.69%) Remedy ITSM
4 5 (0.39%) Adobe Campaign
4 5 (0.39%) NetSuite
5 4 (0.31%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 4 (0.31%) Eloqua
5 4 (0.31%) Magento
5 4 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.15%) Cognos TM1
6 2 (0.15%) Sage 200
6 2 (0.15%) SAP APO
7 1 (0.077%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.077%) Elite 3E
7 1 (0.077%) Endur
7 1 (0.077%) OpenCart
7 1 (0.077%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.077%) SAP Hybris
7 1 (0.077%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 196 (15.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 142 (10.97%) Amazon AWS
3 83 (6.41%) Office 365
4 54 (4.17%) SaaS
5 35 (2.70%) PaaS
6 26 (2.01%) IaaS
7 25 (1.93%) GitHub
8 22 (1.70%) Cloud Computing
9 17 (1.31%) Slack
10 16 (1.24%) Dynamics 365
11 15 (1.16%) Google Cloud Platform
11 15 (1.16%) Serverless
12 14 (1.08%) Force.com
13 12 (0.93%) AWS Lambda
14 10 (0.77%) Amazon S3
14 10 (0.77%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
15 9 (0.69%) Amazon EMR
16 6 (0.46%) AWS CloudFormation
17 5 (0.39%) Adobe Analytics
17 5 (0.39%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 82 (6.33%) Firewall
2 48 (3.71%) SAN
3 47 (3.63%) LAN
3 47 (3.63%) WAN
4 33 (2.55%) DNS
5 31 (2.39%) VPN
6 30 (2.32%) DHCP
6 30 (2.32%) VoIP
7 24 (1.85%) Network Security
7 24 (1.85%) Skype
8 23 (1.78%) TCP/IP
9 22 (1.70%) Wi-Fi
10 16 (1.24%) Wireless
11 12 (0.93%) HTTP
11 12 (0.93%) Unified Communications
12 11 (0.85%) Ethernet
13 10 (0.77%) VLAN
14 9 (0.69%) Cisco ASA
14 9 (0.69%) Internet
14 9 (0.69%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 185 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 94 (7.26%) MySQL
3 81 (6.25%) NoSQL
4 65 (5.02%) Relational Database
5 58 (4.48%) Hadoop
6 52 (4.02%) Big Data
6 52 (4.02%) MongoDB
6 52 (4.02%) PostgreSQL
7 50 (3.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 30 (2.32%) Data Warehouse
9 29 (2.24%) Apache Cassandra
9 29 (2.24%) Blockchain
10 28 (2.16%) Oracle Database
11 23 (1.78%) RDBMS
11 23 (1.78%) SQL Server 2008
12 19 (1.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 18 (1.39%) SQL Server 2005
13 18 (1.39%) SQL Server 2012
14 15 (1.16%) SQL Server 2014
15 12 (0.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 99 (7.64%) Git (software)
2 79 (6.10%) Jenkins
3 75 (5.79%) Maven
4 69 (5.33%) JIRA
5 48 (3.71%) Team Foundation Server
6 45 (3.47%) Selenium
7 39 (3.01%) TeamCity
8 36 (2.78%) JUnit
8 36 (2.78%) Visual Studio
9 24 (1.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 23 (1.78%) Ant
11 20 (1.54%) SonarQube
11 20 (1.54%) Sonatype Nexus
11 20 (1.54%) Subversion
12 18 (1.39%) Babel
12 18 (1.39%) Mocha
13 15 (1.16%) Gradle
13 15 (1.16%) Visual Studio Team System
14 14 (1.08%) NUnit
15 13 (1.00%) SpecFlow
General
1 326 (25.17%) Finance
2 91 (7.03%) Banking
3 54 (4.17%) Retail
4 25 (1.93%) Advertising
4 25 (1.93%) Front Office
4 25 (1.93%) Marketing
5 22 (1.70%) Investment Banking
6 17 (1.31%) Telecoms
7 14 (1.08%) Games
7 14 (1.08%) Legal
8 10 (0.77%) Back Office
8 10 (0.77%) Billing
8 10 (0.77%) Manufacturing
8 10 (0.77%) Publishing
9 6 (0.46%) Automotive
9 6 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
10 4 (0.31%) Law
11 3 (0.23%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.15%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.077%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 281 (21.70%) .NET
2 213 (16.45%) HTML
3 172 (13.28%) AngularJS
4 144 (11.12%) CSS
5 140 (10.81%) Spring
6 118 (9.11%) React
7 101 (7.80%) Web Services
8 99 (7.64%) HTML5
8 99 (7.64%) Node.js
9 93 (7.18%) ASP.NET
10 88 (6.80%) REST
11 81 (6.25%) .NET Framework
12 67 (5.17%) Hibernate
13 62 (4.79%) CSS3
14 60 (4.63%) Spring Boot
15 51 (3.94%) jQuery
15 51 (3.94%) WCF
16 47 (3.63%) ASP.NET MVC
16 47 (3.63%) ASP.NET Web API
17 44 (3.40%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 93 (7.18%) Greenfield Project
2 77 (5.95%) User Experience
3 73 (5.64%) Data Centre
4 62 (4.79%) Analytical Skills
5 60 (4.63%) Self-Motivation
6 40 (3.09%) Fintech
7 33 (2.55%) Algorithms
8 32 (2.47%) Enterprise Software
8 32 (2.47%) Mobile App
9 31 (2.39%) Computer Science
10 30 (2.32%) Management Information System
11 27 (2.08%) Virtual Team
12 23 (1.78%) Equities
13 22 (1.70%) Hedge funds
14 21 (1.62%) Data Structures
15 20 (1.54%) Derivative
15 20 (1.54%) iSeries
16 18 (1.39%) Fixed Income
17 17 (1.31%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 15 (1.16%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 164 (12.66%) Windows
2 147 (11.35%) Linux
3 83 (6.41%) Unix
4 70 (5.41%) Windows Server
5 41 (3.17%) Windows Server 2012
6 35 (2.70%) Windows Server 2008
7 34 (2.63%) Windows 10
7 34 (2.63%) Windows 7
8 21 (1.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 17 (1.31%) SUSE
10 14 (1.08%) Windows 8
11 10 (0.77%) AIX
12 9 (0.69%) Android
12 9 (0.69%) Mac OS X
13 8 (0.62%) Debian
13 8 (0.62%) HPUX
13 8 (0.62%) Solaris
14 7 (0.54%) Mac OS
14 7 (0.54%) Windows Server 2003
15 6 (0.46%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 617 (47.64%) Agile Software Development
2 250 (19.31%) TDD
3 221 (17.07%) Scrum
4 203 (15.68%) Mentoring
5 184 (14.21%) Problem-Solving
6 182 (14.05%) Software Engineering
7 166 (12.82%) OO
8 150 (11.58%) Microservices
9 147 (11.35%) DevOps
10 141 (10.89%) Project Management
11 119 (9.19%) Coaching
12 116 (8.96%) SDLC
13 114 (8.80%) MVC
14 112 (8.65%) ITIL
15 105 (8.11%) Continuous Integration
16 101 (7.80%) Test Automation
17 97 (7.49%) BDD
18 94 (7.26%) Technical Architecture
19 83 (6.41%) Kanban
20 82 (6.33%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 347 (26.80%) Java
2 297 (22.93%) C#
3 293 (22.63%) JavaScript
4 272 (21.00%) SQL
5 121 (9.34%) Python
6 85 (6.56%) PHP
7 79 (6.10%) Java 8
8 48 (3.71%) Apex Code
8 48 (3.71%) PowerShell
9 46 (3.55%) C++
10 32 (2.47%) Scala
11 30 (2.32%) Shell Script
12 24 (1.85%) PL/SQL
12 24 (1.85%) Ruby
13 23 (1.78%) ES6
13 23 (1.78%) T-SQL
14 21 (1.62%) Bash Shell
14 21 (1.62%) VB
15 20 (1.54%) TypeScript
16 17 (1.31%) C
Qualifications
1 66 (5.10%) Degree
2 62 (4.79%) Microsoft Certification
3 52 (4.02%) MCSE
4 42 (3.24%) Cisco Certification
5 36 (2.78%) CCNP
6 34 (2.63%) Security Cleared
7 32 (2.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 27 (2.08%) CCNA
9 21 (1.62%) ITIL Certification
10 19 (1.47%) MCP
11 18 (1.39%) Computer Science Degree
12 17 (1.31%) MCSA
12 17 (1.31%) SC Cleared
13 14 (1.08%) Citrix Certification
13 14 (1.08%) PMI Certification
14 13 (1.00%) MCITP
15 10 (0.77%) PhD
16 9 (0.69%) CCIE
16 9 (0.69%) DV Cleared
16 9 (0.69%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (3.32%) QA
1 43 (3.32%) SLA
2 20 (1.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 17 (1.31%) PMO
4 13 (1.00%) Data Quality
5 12 (0.93%) MiFID
6 11 (0.85%) GDPR
7 10 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 5 (0.39%) PCI DSS
9 4 (0.31%) COBIT
10 3 (0.23%) Dodd-Frank
10 3 (0.23%) EMIR
11 2 (0.15%) P3O
12 1 (0.077%) HIPAA
12 1 (0.077%) IFRS
12 1 (0.077%) PSD2
12 1 (0.077%) SEPA
System Software
1 108 (8.34%) Active Directory
2 85 (6.56%) Docker
3 62 (4.79%) VMware Infrastructure
4 32 (2.47%) Hyper-V
5 19 (1.47%) vSphere
6 15 (1.16%) XenApp
7 12 (0.93%) Virtual Machines
8 6 (0.46%) Virtual Desktop
9 5 (0.39%) BitLocker
10 4 (0.31%) Ceph
10 4 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (0.23%) Firmware
11 3 (0.23%) vCloud
11 3 (0.23%) XenDesktop
12 2 (0.15%) Microsoft App-V
12 2 (0.15%) Snort
13 1 (0.077%) Apache Flume
13 1 (0.077%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 1 (0.077%) KVM
13 1 (0.077%) Xen
Systems Management
1 70 (5.41%) Puppet
2 66 (5.10%) Ansible
3 47 (3.63%) Opscode Chef
4 43 (3.32%) SCCM
5 22 (1.70%) SCOM
6 21 (1.62%) Terraform
7 16 (1.24%) Kubernetes
8 15 (1.16%) WMI
9 14 (1.08%) Red Hat Satellite
10 7 (0.54%) Microsoft Intune
10 7 (0.54%) WSUS
11 6 (0.46%) Backup Exec
11 6 (0.46%) Cisco CUCM
11 6 (0.46%) Failover Clustering
11 6 (0.46%) Kibana
11 6 (0.46%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 5 (0.39%) vRealize
13 4 (0.31%) Rancher
14 3 (0.23%) Mesos
15 2 (0.15%) Nagios
Vendors
1 257 (19.85%) Microsoft
2 133 (10.27%) Oracle
3 102 (7.88%) VMware
4 90 (6.95%) Cisco
5 67 (5.17%) HP
6 60 (4.63%) Citrix
7 58 (4.48%) Salesforce.com
8 28 (2.16%) CheckPoint
8 28 (2.16%) Splunk
9 27 (2.08%) Red Hat
10 23 (1.78%) Dell
11 22 (1.70%) Adobe
11 22 (1.70%) AppDynamics
11 22 (1.70%) Google
11 22 (1.70%) NetApp
12 20 (1.54%) Fortinet
13 19 (1.47%) EMC
14 17 (1.31%) Veeam
15 15 (1.16%) IBM
15 15 (1.16%) McAfee