The median annual salary for a Technical Leader was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 29 March 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
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 411 408 400
Rank change year-on-year -3 -8  
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Leader 539 744 792
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.63% 0.71% 0.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.66% 0.74% 0.77%
Number of salaries quoted 437 611 649
Median salary £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
90% offered a salary of more than £42,133 £42,500 £40,830
10% offered a salary of more than £87,500 £85,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £50,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% -9.09%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 82231 100619 103475
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.28% 96.37% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 68306 84262 84520
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +3.75%  

Technical Leader
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Technical Leader in the job title.

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 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Technical Leader in the UK

Technical Leader
Top 30 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 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -15 517 £60,000 - 79
London -29 219 £70,000 +3.70% 38
South East +85 128 £53,000 -3.63% 14
Yorkshire +60 45 £50,000 +21.21% 4
City of London +35 41 £70,000 +7.69% 7
South West +22 39 £57,500 +4.54% 6
Buckinghamshire +41 27 £47,500 +14.45%
West Yorkshire +32 27 £50,575 +15.60% 3
Hampshire +27 27 £55,000 - 7
Surrey +52 26 £53,000 -3.63% 2
Milton Keynes +36 26 £47,500 +14.45%
North West -26 24 £52,500 +16.66% 8
East of England -22 23 £70,000 - 5
Berkshire +29 21 £65,500 +4.80% 2
Manchester -30 21 £52,500 +16.66% 6
Bristol +15 20 £55,000 +15.78%
West Midlands +2 20 £51,250 -2.38% 2
East Midlands -8 18 £57,500 +35.29% 2
Leeds +29 17 £50,000 +5.26% 2
Nottinghamshire +14 15 £67,500 +35.00%
Scotland +7 15 £44,471 -6.37% 3
Birmingham +16 14 £50,000 -9.90% 1
Oxfordshire +14 13 £52,500 -4.54% 1
North Yorkshire +16 12 £47,500 +35.71% 1
Egham - 12 - -
Nottingham +11 10 £75,000 +50.00%
Hertfordshire -3 10 £65,000 - 1
York +18 9 £32,500 +8.33% 1
West Sussex +15 8 £87,500 -
Reading +29 7 £54,000 -20.00%

Technical Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 March 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.

1 489 (41.41%) Agile Software Development
2 434 (36.75%) Java
3 254 (21.51%) Finance
4 251 (21.25%) .NET
5 245 (20.75%) JavaScript
6 240 (20.32%) C#
7 221 (18.71%) Scrum
8 213 (18.04%) HTML
9 210 (17.78%) SQL
10 207 (17.53%) TDD
11 194 (16.43%) Mentoring
12 181 (15.33%) SQL Server
13 180 (15.24%) Microsoft
14 174 (14.73%) CSS
15 143 (12.11%) Spring
16 135 (11.43%) Windows
17 127 (10.75%) MVC
18 126 (10.67%) Software Engineering
19 119 (10.08%) BDD
20 114 (9.65%) ASP.NET
21 108 (9.14%) SDLC
22 107 (9.06%) Oracle
23 105 (8.89%) Linux
24 102 (8.64%) AngularJS
25 98 (8.30%) ITIL
26 97 (8.21%) Degree
27 94 (7.96%) Continuous Integration
27 94 (7.96%) Web Services
27 94 (7.96%) SOA
28 90 (7.62%) Microsoft Azure

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 50 (4.23%) Apache
2 48 (4.06%) Tomcat
3 42 (3.56%) SharePoint
4 32 (2.71%) CMS
5 30 (2.54%) Elasticsearch
6 20 (1.69%) WebLogic
7 18 (1.52%) MS Exchange
7 18 (1.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 15 (1.27%) Apache Solr
9 14 (1.19%) Confluence
9 14 (1.19%) IIS
10 12 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2013
10 12 (1.02%) SharePoint 2013
11 11 (0.93%) SAS
12 10 (0.85%) Apache Spark
12 10 (0.85%) SharePoint 2010
12 10 (0.85%) WebSphere
13 9 (0.76%) JBoss
14 8 (0.68%) Skype for Business
15 7 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 88 (7.45%) MS Excel
2 20 (1.69%) MS Office
3 7 (0.59%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 7 (0.59%) InDesign
4 5 (0.42%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.17%) Camtasia
5 2 (0.17%) FrameMaker
5 2 (0.17%) MS Project
5 2 (0.17%) RoboHelp
6 1 (0.085%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 12 (1.02%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.85%) SAP S/4HANA
3 7 (0.59%) SAP BPC
4 6 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
4 6 (0.51%) Dynamics NAV
4 6 (0.51%) Oracle EBS
4 6 (0.51%) SAP MDG
5 5 (0.42%) Unit4 Business World
6 4 (0.34%) Northgate Housing
6 4 (0.34%) Oracle BPM
7 3 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 2 (0.17%) Magento
8 2 (0.17%) SAP CO
8 2 (0.17%) SAP FI
8 2 (0.17%) SAP FI/CO
9 1 (0.085%) SAP CRM
9 1 (0.085%) SAP ERP
9 1 (0.085%) SAP HCM
9 1 (0.085%) SAP HR
9 1 (0.085%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 90 (7.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 80 (6.77%) SaaS
3 69 (5.84%) Amazon AWS
4 37 (3.13%) Office 365
5 31 (2.62%) PaaS
6 17 (1.44%) Cloud Computing
7 16 (1.35%) G Suite
8 14 (1.19%) IaaS
9 13 (1.10%) Slack
10 10 (0.85%) GitHub
11 8 (0.68%) Force.com
12 6 (0.51%) Google Analytics
13 3 (0.25%) Firebase
14 2 (0.17%) Google Cloud Platform
14 2 (0.17%) Loggly
14 2 (0.17%) SuccessFactors
14 2 (0.17%) Sumo Logic
14 2 (0.17%) Taleo
15 1 (0.085%) BlueKai
15 1 (0.085%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 33 (2.79%) VPN
2 30 (2.54%) WAN
3 29 (2.46%) LAN
4 28 (2.37%) SAN
5 27 (2.29%) Firewall
6 23 (1.95%) DNS
7 22 (1.86%) TCP/IP
8 19 (1.61%) Internet
9 18 (1.52%) DHCP
10 14 (1.19%) Wireless
11 11 (0.93%) Cisco Nexus
11 11 (0.93%) VoIP
12 10 (0.85%) FTP
13 8 (0.68%) Network Security
13 8 (0.68%) VLAN
13 8 (0.68%) WLAN
14 7 (0.59%) BIG-IP
14 7 (0.59%) HTTP
14 7 (0.59%) IPsec
14 7 (0.59%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 181 (15.33%) SQL Server
2 66 (5.59%) Big Data
3 54 (4.57%) NoSQL
4 49 (4.15%) MongoDB
5 46 (3.90%) MySQL
6 40 (3.39%) Relational Database
7 37 (3.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 34 (2.88%) SQL Server 2008
8 34 (2.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 29 (2.46%) SQL Server 2012
10 28 (2.37%) Hadoop
11 26 (2.20%) Oracle Database
12 24 (2.03%) RDBMS
13 23 (1.95%) Oracle Database 11g
14 21 (1.78%) Data Warehouse
15 12 (1.02%) BusinessObjects
15 12 (1.02%) SQL Server 2014
16 11 (0.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 10 (0.85%) Pentaho
17 10 (0.85%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 83 (7.03%) Git (software)
2 75 (6.35%) Jenkins
3 65 (5.50%) Team Foundation Server
4 46 (3.90%) Selenium
4 46 (3.90%) Visual Studio
5 33 (2.79%) Maven
6 29 (2.46%) Subversion
7 28 (2.37%) Cucumber
8 26 (2.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 26 (2.20%) JIRA
9 21 (1.78%) JUnit
10 20 (1.69%) LoadRunner
11 19 (1.61%) Gradle
12 18 (1.52%) NUnit
13 17 (1.44%) Ranorex
14 16 (1.35%) HP UFT
15 15 (1.27%) Appium
15 15 (1.27%) Octopus Deploy
16 14 (1.19%) JMeter
17 13 (1.10%) SoapUI
General
1 254 (21.51%) Finance
2 74 (6.27%) Retail
3 53 (4.49%) Banking
4 43 (3.64%) Marketing
5 34 (2.88%) Telecoms
6 33 (2.79%) Publishing
7 21 (1.78%) Legal
8 20 (1.69%) Games
9 16 (1.35%) Front Office
10 13 (1.10%) Financial Institution
10 13 (1.10%) Manufacturing
11 12 (1.02%) Back Office
12 11 (0.93%) Electronics
13 10 (0.85%) Investment Banking
14 9 (0.76%) Advertising
15 8 (0.68%) Law
16 7 (0.59%) Military
16 7 (0.59%) Music Industry
17 3 (0.25%) Aerospace
17 3 (0.25%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 251 (21.25%) .NET
2 213 (18.04%) HTML
3 174 (14.73%) CSS
4 143 (12.11%) Spring
5 114 (9.65%) ASP.NET
6 102 (8.64%) AngularJS
7 94 (7.96%) Web Services
8 88 (7.45%) HTML5
9 77 (6.52%) RESTful
10 71 (6.01%) Hibernate
11 65 (5.50%) J2EE
12 59 (5.00%) jQuery
12 59 (5.00%) XML
13 52 (4.40%) .NET Framework
13 52 (4.40%) Node.js
14 51 (4.32%) ASP.NET MVC
14 51 (4.32%) REST
15 49 (4.15%) RabbitMQ
16 47 (3.98%) CSS3
17 44 (3.73%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 63 (5.33%) Computer Science
2 48 (4.06%) Analytical Skills
3 42 (3.56%) Management Information System
4 39 (3.30%) Enterprise Software
5 37 (3.13%) Data Centre
6 29 (2.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 27 (2.29%) Mobile App
8 26 (2.20%) Fintech
9 21 (1.78%) User Experience
10 15 (1.27%) Derivative
11 14 (1.19%) Equities
12 13 (1.10%) Fixed Income
13 12 (1.02%) Client/Server
14 11 (0.93%) IVR
15 10 (0.85%) Data Structures
16 9 (0.76%) iPad
16 9 (0.76%) Smart Meter
17 8 (0.68%) Algorithms
18 7 (0.59%) N-Tier
19 6 (0.51%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 135 (11.43%) Windows
2 105 (8.89%) Linux
3 56 (4.74%) Unix
4 48 (4.06%) Windows Server
5 30 (2.54%) Windows Server 2012
6 19 (1.61%) Apple iOS
7 18 (1.52%) Android
8 14 (1.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 13 (1.10%) Windows 10
10 12 (1.02%) Windows 7
11 9 (0.76%) Windows Server 2008
12 8 (0.68%) Mac OS
13 7 (0.59%) CentOS
13 7 (0.59%) Mac OS X
14 6 (0.51%) Solaris
14 6 (0.51%) Windows 8
15 5 (0.42%) Windows Server 2003
16 4 (0.34%) AIX
16 4 (0.34%) Debian
17 3 (0.25%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 489 (41.41%) Agile Software Development
2 221 (18.71%) Scrum
3 207 (17.53%) TDD
4 194 (16.43%) Mentoring
5 127 (10.75%) MVC
6 126 (10.67%) Software Engineering
7 119 (10.08%) BDD
8 108 (9.14%) SDLC
9 98 (8.30%) ITIL
10 94 (7.96%) Continuous Integration
10 94 (7.96%) SOA
11 79 (6.69%) Stakeholder Management
12 77 (6.52%) Coaching
13 72 (6.10%) Project Management
14 70 (5.93%) DevOps
15 68 (5.76%) Waterfall
16 64 (5.42%) Continuous Improvement
17 63 (5.33%) Line Management
18 59 (5.00%) Kanban
19 58 (4.91%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 434 (36.75%) Java
2 245 (20.75%) JavaScript
3 240 (20.32%) C#
4 210 (17.78%) SQL
5 74 (6.27%) Python
6 62 (5.25%) PHP
7 60 (5.08%) Scala
8 57 (4.83%) C++
9 44 (3.73%) Ruby
10 40 (3.39%) C
11 34 (2.88%) Groovy
11 34 (2.88%) PL/SQL
11 34 (2.88%) T-SQL
12 23 (1.95%) PowerShell
13 16 (1.35%) Apex Code
14 15 (1.27%) VB.NET
15 11 (0.93%) Clojure
15 11 (0.93%) Objective-C
15 11 (0.93%) Shell Script
16 9 (0.76%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 97 (8.21%) Degree
2 24 (2.03%) ISTQB
3 21 (1.78%) Security Cleared
4 16 (1.35%) SC Cleared
5 14 (1.19%) Cisco Certification
6 13 (1.10%) CCNP
6 13 (1.10%) Microsoft Certification
7 9 (0.76%) CCIE
7 9 (0.76%) ITIL Certification
8 8 (0.68%) ISEB
9 7 (0.59%) MCSE
9 7 (0.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 5 (0.42%) PMI Certification
10 5 (0.42%) PMP
11 4 (0.34%) RHCE
12 3 (0.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 3 (0.25%) PhD
13 2 (0.17%) HND
13 2 (0.17%) MCSA
13 2 (0.17%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (3.90%) QA
2 34 (2.88%) SLA
3 15 (1.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 14 (1.19%) PCI DSS
5 9 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 8 (0.68%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.25%) Cyber Essentials
7 3 (0.25%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 3 (0.25%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.17%) MiFID
8 2 (0.17%) PMO
9 1 (0.085%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.085%) PA-DSS
9 1 (0.085%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 64 (5.42%) Active Directory
2 44 (3.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (3.13%) Docker
4 16 (1.35%) vSphere
5 15 (1.27%) Hyper-V
6 11 (0.93%) Firmware
6 11 (0.93%) vCloud
7 9 (0.76%) VMware ESX
8 8 (0.68%) XenApp
9 7 (0.59%) VMware Workstation
10 4 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (0.25%) HDFS
11 3 (0.25%) ProxySG
12 2 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
12 2 (0.17%) VirtualBox
12 2 (0.17%) VMware Server
12 2 (0.17%) XenDesktop
13 1 (0.085%) Apache Flume
13 1 (0.085%) RACF
13 1 (0.085%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 27 (2.29%) Puppet
2 10 (0.85%) Ansible
3 9 (0.76%) SCCM
4 8 (0.68%) Microsoft Clustering
4 8 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (0.68%) SCOM
4 8 (0.68%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 7 (0.59%) Nagios
6 6 (0.51%) Kubernetes
7 4 (0.34%) NetBackup
8 3 (0.25%) Cacti
8 3 (0.25%) Cisco CUCM
8 3 (0.25%) FortiGate
8 3 (0.25%) vMotion
8 3 (0.25%) WSUS
9 2 (0.17%) Business Desktop Deployment
9 2 (0.17%) Microsoft Intune
9 2 (0.17%) Salt
9 2 (0.17%) ThinApp
9 2 (0.17%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 180 (15.24%) Microsoft
2 107 (9.06%) Oracle
3 81 (6.86%) VMware
4 50 (4.23%) Cisco
5 45 (3.81%) SAP
6 31 (2.62%) Google
7 30 (2.54%) IBM
8 28 (2.37%) Salesforce.com
9 26 (2.20%) Citrix
10 25 (2.12%) TIBCO
11 20 (1.69%) Juniper
12 16 (1.35%) NetApp
13 14 (1.19%) Adobe
13 14 (1.19%) EMC
13 14 (1.19%) HP
14 12 (1.02%) Pega
15 11 (0.93%) F5
15 11 (0.93%) Remedy
16 10 (0.85%) Dell
16 10 (0.85%) Red Hat
Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: From £70,000 to £80,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
York, North Yorkshire
Searchability
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Search Consultancy
Salary: Excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
CoreCom Consulting
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + flexi-time, home working, pension
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £55k to £70k + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Employ Solutions
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum + great benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: plus excellent additional benefits
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Client Server
Salary: £90k to £130k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Information Technology Services
Salary: £50k - 55k per year + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Talent Point Ltd
Salary: £80000.00 - £95000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Ebury
Salary: £55000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Sandy, Bedfordshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
The People Network
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum, Benefits 10% bonus, pension, medical
Posted: Yesterday
Petersfield, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £37000 per annum + benefiits+ training+ progression
Posted: Yesterday
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £50k - 65k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum + 10% Bonus & Additional Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £70000 per annum + Additional Benefits!
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Hanover Recruitment
Salary: £80000 - £83000 per annum + 15% Bonus and a great package
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucestershire
Computer People
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
FPSG Connect
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
KnownFour
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Central London / West End
Latcom Ltd
Salary: From £55,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Twickenham, Middlesex
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £55,000 to £70,000 per annum + Package
Posted: 4 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + stock options
Posted: Yesterday
Sandy, Bedfordshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
set2recruit
Salary: Up to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Technology People UK
Salary: From £70,000 to £75,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Robert Walters
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Car Allowance & Bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Morgan Mckinley
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago