Period
to 21 August 2017

The median annual salary for a Technical Leader was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 August 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
21 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 381 410 410
Rank change year-on-year +29 0 -28
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Leader 1419 1462 1682
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.81% 0.74% 0.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.84% 0.77% 0.80%
Number of salaries quoted 1007 1212 1378
UK median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% - -
10th Percentile £42,500 £39,775 £40,625
90th Percentile £95,000 £87,725 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -4.76%

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 168775 190147 210577
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.89% 96.49% 96.47%
Number of salaries quoted 136047 159941 173454
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +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 21 August 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 21 August 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 +30 1332 £65,000 +8.33% 76
London +82 791 £75,000 +7.14% 38
UK excluding London -31 608 £55,000 +4.76% 45
South East +29 175 £57,500 +0.44% 18
North of England -54 152 £52,500 - 12
North West +1 101 £52,500 - 7
Midlands -38 89 £55,000 +14.58% 4
South West -3 70 £57,500 +40.24% 2
Scotland +15 64 £51,500 -1.90% 7
West Midlands -44 56 £50,000 +4.17% 3
East of England -23 52 £62,500 -10.71% 2
Yorkshire -36 50 £52,500 - 5
East Midlands +12 33 £57,500 +15.00% 1
Wales +10 5 £49,039 +3.24%
North East +3 1 £55,000 -
Northern Ireland - 1 £35,000 -

Technical Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 August 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.

1 633 (44.61%) Agile Software Development
2 513 (36.15%) Java
3 476 (33.54%) Finance
4 339 (23.89%) C#
5 306 (21.56%) JavaScript
6 304 (21.42%) .NET
7 282 (19.87%) SQL
7 282 (19.87%) Retail
8 274 (19.31%) Banking
9 260 (18.32%) Mentoring
10 253 (17.83%) TDD
11 249 (17.55%) SQL Server
12 248 (17.48%) Microsoft
13 239 (16.84%) Scrum
14 233 (16.42%) Oracle
15 210 (14.80%) Investment Banking
15 210 (14.80%) Wealth Management
16 203 (14.31%) Asset Management
17 200 (14.09%) MVC
18 193 (13.60%) Retail Banking
19 190 (13.39%) Linux
20 188 (13.25%) HTML
21 187 (13.18%) AngularJS
22 164 (11.56%) Amazon AWS
23 159 (11.21%) CSS
24 156 (10.99%) Spring
24 156 (10.99%) SDLC
25 147 (10.36%) REST
26 143 (10.08%) Windows
27 138 (9.73%) 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 79 (5.57%) Tomcat
2 51 (3.59%) Confluence
3 44 (3.10%) SharePoint
4 32 (2.26%) Oracle Workflow
5 29 (2.04%) Apache
6 26 (1.83%) CMS
7 24 (1.69%) MS Exchange
7 24 (1.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 21 (1.48%) Elasticsearch
9 20 (1.41%) IIS
10 16 (1.13%) Apache Spark
11 15 (1.06%) JBoss
12 12 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2013
13 9 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2010
14 7 (0.49%) Drupal
14 7 (0.49%) nginx
14 7 (0.49%) SharePoint 2013
14 7 (0.49%) SharePoint Server
14 7 (0.49%) Skype for Business
14 7 (0.49%) Umbraco
Applications
1 37 (2.61%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (0.78%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.21%) Autodesk Inventor
4 3 (0.21%) Siemens NX
4 3 (0.21%) Solid Edge
5 2 (0.14%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.070%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.070%) Adobe Captivate
6 1 (0.070%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.070%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.070%) FrameMaker
6 1 (0.070%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.070%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 28 (1.97%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.56%) Magento
2 8 (0.56%) SAP Hybris
3 6 (0.42%) Dynamics NAV
4 5 (0.35%) Oracle ERP
5 4 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.21%) Northgate Housing
6 3 (0.21%) Oracle BPM
7 2 (0.14%) Adobe Campaign
7 2 (0.14%) BusinessWorks
7 2 (0.14%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.070%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.070%) JDE World
8 1 (0.070%) OpenText MBPM
8 1 (0.070%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.070%) SAP HCM
8 1 (0.070%) SAP HR
8 1 (0.070%) StreamServe
8 1 (0.070%) Unica
8 1 (0.070%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 164 (11.56%) Amazon AWS
2 136 (9.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 50 (3.52%) Office 365
4 44 (3.10%) SaaS
5 28 (1.97%) Cloud Computing
6 25 (1.76%) GitHub
7 16 (1.13%) Google Cloud Platform
7 16 (1.13%) PaaS
8 11 (0.78%) Dynamics 365
9 10 (0.70%) Amazon EC2
9 10 (0.70%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 9 (0.63%) Amazon S3
11 8 (0.56%) AWS CloudFormation
12 7 (0.49%) Amazon SQS
13 6 (0.42%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 6 (0.42%) Amazon Glacier
13 6 (0.42%) AWS CloudTrail
13 6 (0.42%) Heroku
13 6 (0.42%) IaaS
13 6 (0.42%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 35 (2.47%) Firewall
1 35 (2.47%) WAN
2 32 (2.26%) Internet
2 32 (2.26%) LAN
3 31 (2.18%) DNS
4 27 (1.90%) TCP/IP
5 26 (1.83%) SAN
6 25 (1.76%) DHCP
7 19 (1.34%) HTTP
8 14 (0.99%) VLAN
8 14 (0.99%) Wi-Fi
8 14 (0.99%) Wireless
9 13 (0.92%) OSPF
10 12 (0.85%) Network Security
10 12 (0.85%) Unified Communications
11 11 (0.78%) BGP
11 11 (0.78%) IPsec
12 10 (0.70%) VPN
13 8 (0.56%) MPLS
14 6 (0.42%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 249 (17.55%) SQL Server
2 93 (6.55%) NoSQL
3 79 (5.57%) MySQL
4 63 (4.44%) MongoDB
5 62 (4.37%) Big Data
6 60 (4.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 55 (3.88%) Relational Database
7 55 (3.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 39 (2.75%) Oracle Database
8 39 (2.75%) SQL Server 2008
9 37 (2.61%) Neo4j
10 32 (2.26%) Oracle Database 10g
11 31 (2.18%) Sybase ASE
12 29 (2.04%) RDBMS
13 27 (1.90%) Hadoop
14 25 (1.76%) SQL Server 2012
15 19 (1.34%) Apache Cassandra
15 19 (1.34%) Data Warehouse
16 18 (1.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 16 (1.13%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 109 (7.68%) JIRA
2 100 (7.05%) Jenkins
3 74 (5.21%) Git (software)
4 70 (4.93%) Maven
5 43 (3.03%) Bitbucket
6 41 (2.89%) Team Foundation Server
7 40 (2.82%) Sonatype Nexus
8 37 (2.61%) Selenium
9 33 (2.33%) Visual Studio
10 22 (1.55%) Cucumber
11 19 (1.34%) JUnit
11 19 (1.34%) Subversion
12 12 (0.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 12 (0.85%) Mockito
12 12 (0.85%) NUnit
13 11 (0.78%) WebDriver
14 10 (0.70%) git-flow
15 9 (0.63%) Grunt
15 9 (0.63%) Spock
16 8 (0.56%) Eclipse
General
1 476 (33.54%) Finance
2 282 (19.87%) Retail
3 274 (19.31%) Banking
4 210 (14.80%) Investment Banking
5 193 (13.60%) Retail Banking
6 55 (3.88%) Legal
7 29 (2.04%) Marketing
8 27 (1.90%) Front Office
9 25 (1.76%) Advertising
10 22 (1.55%) Back Office
11 20 (1.41%) Telecoms
12 17 (1.20%) Games
13 16 (1.13%) Publishing
14 15 (1.06%) Electronics
15 13 (0.92%) Manufacturing
16 12 (0.85%) Spanish Language
17 11 (0.78%) Law
17 11 (0.78%) Pharmaceutical
18 4 (0.28%) Military
19 3 (0.21%) Online Betting
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 304 (21.42%) .NET
2 188 (13.25%) HTML
3 187 (13.18%) AngularJS
4 159 (11.21%) CSS
5 156 (10.99%) Spring
6 147 (10.36%) REST
7 137 (9.65%) ASP.NET
8 134 (9.44%) Web Services
9 113 (7.96%) XML
10 93 (6.55%) RESTful
11 90 (6.34%) J2EE
12 89 (6.27%) .NET Framework
13 88 (6.20%) React
14 85 (5.99%) HTML5
15 72 (5.07%) Hibernate
16 62 (4.37%) jQuery
17 59 (4.16%) Node.js
18 57 (4.02%) Spring Boot
19 48 (3.38%) CSS3
20 46 (3.24%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 111 (7.82%) Analytical Skills
2 99 (6.98%) Enterprise Software
3 76 (5.36%) Data Centre
4 62 (4.37%) Greenfield Project
5 50 (3.52%) Computer Science
6 44 (3.10%) Fixed Income
7 42 (2.96%) Mobile App
8 38 (2.68%) Fintech
8 38 (2.68%) User Experience
9 33 (2.33%) Reference Data
10 20 (1.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 19 (1.34%) N-Tier
12 17 (1.20%) Digital Media
12 17 (1.20%) Public Cloud
13 16 (1.13%) iPad
14 15 (1.06%) Equities
15 14 (0.99%) Clustering
15 14 (0.99%) Streaming Video
16 13 (0.92%) Derivative
17 10 (0.70%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 190 (13.39%) Linux
2 143 (10.08%) Windows
3 46 (3.24%) Unix
4 37 (2.61%) Android
5 34 (2.40%) Windows Server
6 31 (2.18%) Apple iOS
7 21 (1.48%) Windows Server 2008
8 18 (1.27%) Windows Server 2012
9 17 (1.20%) Windows Server 2003
10 14 (0.99%) Windows 7
11 9 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 7 (0.49%) CentOS
12 7 (0.49%) Ubuntu
12 7 (0.49%) Windows 10
13 6 (0.42%) Mac OS
14 5 (0.35%) Windows 8
15 3 (0.21%) Embedded Linux
15 3 (0.21%) Mac OS X
16 2 (0.14%) Debian
16 2 (0.14%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 633 (44.61%) Agile Software Development
2 260 (18.32%) Mentoring
3 253 (17.83%) TDD
4 239 (16.84%) Scrum
5 210 (14.80%) Wealth Management
6 203 (14.31%) Asset Management
7 200 (14.09%) MVC
8 156 (10.99%) SDLC
9 138 (9.73%) Project Management
10 128 (9.02%) Software Engineering
11 121 (8.53%) OO
11 121 (8.53%) Pair Programming
12 119 (8.39%) Continuous Integration
13 118 (8.32%) BDD
13 118 (8.32%) ITIL
14 114 (8.03%) Test Automation
15 91 (6.41%) Technical Architecture
16 82 (5.78%) SOA
17 79 (5.57%) E-Commerce
18 75 (5.29%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 513 (36.15%) Java
2 339 (23.89%) C#
3 306 (21.56%) JavaScript
4 282 (19.87%) SQL
5 82 (5.78%) T-SQL
6 77 (5.43%) PHP
7 70 (4.93%) Python
8 56 (3.95%) Ruby
9 42 (2.96%) C++
10 34 (2.40%) Scala
11 24 (1.69%) C
11 24 (1.69%) Groovy
11 24 (1.69%) PowerShell
12 21 (1.48%) PL/SQL
13 18 (1.27%) ES6
14 11 (0.78%) Elixir
15 10 (0.70%) Go
16 9 (0.63%) VB.NET
16 9 (0.63%) XPath
17 8 (0.56%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 135 (9.51%) Degree
2 33 (2.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 31 (2.18%) ITIL Certification
3 31 (2.18%) Security Cleared
4 28 (1.97%) Cisco Certification
5 25 (1.76%) Computer Science Degree
6 19 (1.34%) CCNA
7 18 (1.27%) MCSE
8 16 (1.13%) CCNP
8 16 (1.13%) SC Cleared
8 16 (1.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 14 (0.99%) CISA
9 14 (0.99%) CISM
9 14 (0.99%) CISSP
9 14 (0.99%) DV Cleared
9 14 (0.99%) GIAC
9 14 (0.99%) GISF
9 14 (0.99%) GSEC
10 12 (0.85%) PMI Certification
10 12 (0.85%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 106 (7.47%) QA
2 26 (1.83%) SLA
3 10 (0.70%) PCI DSS
4 9 (0.63%) Data Quality
5 7 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 6 (0.42%) GCP
6 6 (0.42%) ISO 9001
7 4 (0.28%) HIPAA
7 4 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (0.28%) MiFID
8 3 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials
8 3 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 3 (0.21%) PMO
9 2 (0.14%) Dodd-Frank
9 2 (0.14%) EMIR
10 1 (0.070%) GDPR
10 1 (0.070%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 75 (5.29%) Active Directory
2 61 (4.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 50 (3.52%) Docker
4 27 (1.90%) Hyper-V
5 15 (1.06%) Firmware
6 11 (0.78%) vSphere
7 5 (0.35%) KVM
7 5 (0.35%) UAG
7 5 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (0.35%) XenApp
8 4 (0.28%) HDFS
8 4 (0.28%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (0.28%) vCloud
9 3 (0.21%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.14%) Cronacle
10 2 (0.14%) VMware NSX
11 1 (0.070%) Apache Flume
11 1 (0.070%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 1 (0.070%) LXC
11 1 (0.070%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 42 (2.96%) SCCM
2 21 (1.48%) WSUS
3 18 (1.27%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 15 (1.06%) Kubernetes
5 14 (0.99%) Core Impact
5 14 (0.99%) McAfee ePO
5 14 (0.99%) Nessus
5 14 (0.99%) Nexpose
5 14 (0.99%) OpenVAS
5 14 (0.99%) PowerBroker
5 14 (0.99%) QRadar
5 14 (0.99%) RSA Security Analytics
6 11 (0.78%) Puppet
7 10 (0.70%) Opscode Chef
7 10 (0.70%) SCOM
8 7 (0.49%) Ansible
8 7 (0.49%) Norton AntiVirus
9 6 (0.42%) Microsoft Clustering
9 6 (0.42%) Nagios
10 5 (0.35%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 248 (17.48%) Microsoft
2 233 (16.42%) Oracle
3 81 (5.71%) VMware
4 49 (3.45%) Cisco
5 47 (3.31%) Sybase
6 39 (2.75%) CA
7 35 (2.47%) SAP
8 29 (2.04%) Informatica
9 24 (1.69%) HP
10 23 (1.62%) IBM
11 22 (1.55%) Citrix
11 22 (1.55%) Google
12 21 (1.48%) McAfee
12 21 (1.48%) Symantec
13 20 (1.41%) Palo Alto
14 19 (1.34%) TIBCO
15 18 (1.27%) Dell
16 17 (1.20%) ArcSight
17 16 (1.13%) SolarWinds
18 15 (1.06%) Splunk