Period
to 17 February 2020

The median annual salary for a Technical Leader was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 February 2020.

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 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 373 426 396
Rank change year-on-year +53 -30 +41
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Leader 996 1,058 1,354
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.81% 0.71% 0.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.85% 0.74% 0.80%
Number of salaries quoted 844 837 1,050
UK median annual salary £65,000 £67,500 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.70% +8.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £91,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £56,750 £57,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year -1.30% +9.52% -0.94%

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 117,818 143,402 168,736
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.51% 95.91% 96.34%
Number of salaries quoted 94,407 114,707 138,178
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £83,750 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 February 2020.

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 February 2020. 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 +88 929 £67,500 -3.57% 124
UK excluding London +65 563 £56,750 -1.30% 77
London +23 419 £80,000 +3.23% 52
North of England +114 202 £59,000 +7.27% 28
South East +102 177 £58,750 +2.17% 16
North West +70 113 £58,750 +6.82% 14
Yorkshire +72 79 £58,250 +5.91% 11
Midlands +35 69 £55,000 +15.79% 16
West Midlands +23 47 £52,500 +23.53% 12
South West +30 38 £55,000 -6.38% 5
Scotland -23 32 £53,000 -7.83% 3
East of England +8 22 £55,000 -23.40% 7
East Midlands +34 21 £57,750 -3.75% 4
Northern Ireland +6 15 £60,000 +20.00% 1
North East +4 10 £60,000 +2.13% 3
Wales -25 8 £52,500 -22.22% 1

Technical Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 February 2020, 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.

1 456 (45.78%) Agile Software Development
2 289 (29.02%) C#
3 265 (26.61%) .NET
4 261 (26.20%) Azure
5 254 (25.50%) Java
6 235 (23.59%) Finance
7 230 (23.09%) JavaScript
8 225 (22.59%) Microsoft
9 196 (19.68%) SQL Server
10 190 (19.08%) Mentoring
11 177 (17.77%) AWS
11 177 (17.77%) SQL
12 173 (17.37%) TDD
13 172 (17.27%) Scrum
14 164 (16.47%) MVC
14 164 (16.47%) DevOps
15 146 (14.66%) Technical Leadership
16 145 (14.56%) Problem-Solving
16 145 (14.56%) Continuous Integration
17 140 (14.06%) Software Engineering
18 139 (13.96%) Windows
19 134 (13.45%) Microservices
20 126 (12.65%) ASP.NET
21 117 (11.75%) Linux
22 109 (10.94%) Python
23 106 (10.64%) HTML
23 106 (10.64%) ASP.NET MVC
24 101 (10.14%) CSS
25 96 (9.64%) Spring
26 93 (9.34%) .NET Framework

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 41 (4.12%) SharePoint
2 34 (3.41%) CMS
3 33 (3.31%) Elasticsearch
4 26 (2.61%) Apache Spark
5 20 (2.01%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 15 (1.51%) Headless CMS
6 15 (1.51%) MS Exchange
7 10 (1.00%) Apache
8 9 (0.90%) BizTalk Server
8 9 (0.90%) Confluence
8 9 (0.90%) Skype for Business
8 9 (0.90%) Tomcat
9 7 (0.70%) IIS
9 7 (0.70%) Oracle Workflow
9 7 (0.70%) Sitecore CMS
9 7 (0.70%) Umbraco
10 6 (0.60%) NServiceBus
11 3 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2013
11 3 (0.30%) nginx
12 2 (0.20%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 19 (1.91%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.30%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.10%) InfoPath
3 1 (0.10%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.10%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 22 (2.21%) WebTrends
2 10 (1.00%) Dynamics AX
2 10 (1.00%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.60%) BusinessWorks
3 6 (0.60%) NetSuite
4 3 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.30%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (0.30%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (0.20%) Magento
5 2 (0.20%) SAP S/4HANA
5 2 (0.20%) SDL Web 8
5 2 (0.20%) Tesseract
6 1 (0.10%) Distributed Ledger
6 1 (0.10%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.10%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.10%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 261 (26.20%) Azure
2 177 (17.77%) AWS
3 85 (8.53%) Office 365
4 65 (6.53%) GCP
5 62 (6.22%) Power Platform
6 54 (5.42%) Serverless
7 30 (3.01%) SaaS
8 22 (2.21%) Boomi
9 18 (1.81%) Dynamics 365
9 18 (1.81%) PaaS
10 16 (1.61%) Apigee
11 13 (1.31%) Amazon SQS
11 13 (1.31%) Basecamp
12 11 (1.10%) Amazon EC2
12 11 (1.10%) GitHub
13 10 (1.00%) Cloud Computing
14 8 (0.80%) OpenShift
15 7 (0.70%) IaaS
16 6 (0.60%) Amazon CloudSearch
16 6 (0.60%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 71 (7.13%) Firewall
2 37 (3.71%) DNS
3 33 (3.31%) VoIP
4 29 (2.91%) LAN
4 29 (2.91%) TCP/IP
5 28 (2.81%) WAN
6 20 (2.01%) DHCP
7 19 (1.91%) Cisco Nexus
8 18 (1.81%) Unified Communications
9 15 (1.51%) SAN
9 15 (1.51%) VPN
10 14 (1.41%) Wireless
11 13 (1.31%) VLAN
12 11 (1.10%) Internet
12 11 (1.10%) Wireshark
13 10 (1.00%) Skype
14 9 (0.90%) IP Telephony
15 7 (0.70%) Broadband
16 6 (0.60%) Network Security
17 5 (0.50%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 196 (19.68%) SQL Server
2 62 (6.22%) Power BI
3 50 (5.02%) Relational Database
4 49 (4.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 45 (4.52%) NoSQL
6 44 (4.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 43 (4.32%) Data Warehouse
8 42 (4.22%) Big Data
9 38 (3.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 33 (3.31%) Azure SQL Database
11 27 (2.71%) QlikView
12 25 (2.51%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
13 24 (2.41%) MySQL
14 22 (2.21%) PostgreSQL
14 22 (2.21%) RDBMS
14 22 (2.21%) SQL Server 2012
15 21 (2.11%) Amazon RDS
15 21 (2.11%) Redis
16 16 (1.61%) MongoDB
17 15 (1.51%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 90 (9.04%) Git (software)
2 81 (8.13%) Jenkins
3 56 (5.62%) TeamCity
4 55 (5.52%) Visual Studio Team System
5 49 (4.92%) JIRA
6 38 (3.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 35 (3.51%) Visual Studio
8 30 (3.01%) Maven
9 22 (2.21%) Subversion
9 22 (2.21%) Team Foundation Server
10 18 (1.81%) JUnit
10 18 (1.81%) Mockito
11 16 (1.61%) Postman
12 15 (1.51%) Cucumber
12 15 (1.51%) Spock
12 15 (1.51%) Vagrant
13 13 (1.31%) NUnit
14 11 (1.10%) SoapUI
15 9 (0.90%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
16 8 (0.80%) Gradle
General
1 235 (23.59%) Finance
2 36 (3.61%) Banking
3 25 (2.51%) Legal
4 21 (2.11%) Public Sector
5 19 (1.91%) Retail
6 18 (1.81%) Games
7 14 (1.41%) Marketing
8 10 (1.00%) Publishing
9 9 (0.90%) Front Office
9 9 (0.90%) Military
10 8 (0.80%) Back Office
10 8 (0.80%) Telecoms
11 7 (0.70%) Financial Institution
12 6 (0.60%) Advertising
13 5 (0.50%) Aerospace
13 5 (0.50%) Investment Banking
14 4 (0.40%) Law
15 2 (0.20%) Manufacturing
15 2 (0.20%) Police
16 1 (0.10%) Housing Association
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 265 (26.61%) .NET
2 126 (12.65%) ASP.NET
3 106 (10.64%) ASP.NET MVC
3 106 (10.64%) HTML
4 101 (10.14%) CSS
5 96 (9.64%) Spring
6 93 (9.34%) .NET Framework
6 93 (9.34%) AngularJS
7 85 (8.53%) Node.js
8 81 (8.13%) RESTful
9 74 (7.43%) React
10 72 (7.23%) ASP.NET Web API
11 58 (5.82%) .NET Core
11 58 (5.82%) Entity Framework
12 45 (4.52%) Vue.js
13 41 (4.12%) REST
14 38 (3.82%) Spring Boot
15 37 (3.71%) J2EE
16 35 (3.51%) RabbitMQ
17 33 (3.31%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 66 (6.63%) Analytical Skills
2 56 (5.62%) Data Centre
3 50 (5.02%) Management Information System
4 47 (4.72%) User Experience
5 37 (3.71%) Cloud Native
6 34 (3.41%) Greenfield Project
7 26 (2.61%) Reinsurance
7 26 (2.61%) Tandem
8 19 (1.91%) Blog
8 19 (1.91%) Mobile App
9 18 (1.81%) Enterprise Software
9 18 (1.81%) Virtual Team
10 16 (1.61%) Self-Motivation
11 15 (1.51%) iPad
12 12 (1.20%) AS400
12 12 (1.20%) Public Cloud
13 11 (1.10%) Derivative
13 11 (1.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 11 (1.10%) Smartphone
14 10 (1.00%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 139 (13.96%) Windows
2 117 (11.75%) Linux
3 45 (4.52%) Windows Server
4 34 (3.41%) Windows 10
5 25 (2.51%) Windows 7
6 22 (2.21%) Android
6 22 (2.21%) Windows Server 2012
7 21 (2.11%) Apple iOS
8 15 (1.51%) Unix
9 11 (1.10%) CentOS
10 7 (0.70%) Solaris
10 7 (0.70%) Windows Server 2008
11 4 (0.40%) Debian
12 3 (0.30%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.20%) HPUX
14 1 (0.10%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.10%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 456 (45.78%) Agile Software Development
2 190 (19.08%) Mentoring
3 173 (17.37%) TDD
4 172 (17.27%) Scrum
5 164 (16.47%) DevOps
5 164 (16.47%) MVC
6 146 (14.66%) Technical Leadership
7 145 (14.56%) Continuous Integration
7 145 (14.56%) Problem-Solving
8 140 (14.06%) Software Engineering
9 134 (13.45%) Microservices
10 89 (8.94%) Test Automation
11 83 (8.33%) Unit Testing
12 76 (7.63%) Stakeholder Management
13 70 (7.03%) Business Intelligence
14 69 (6.93%) Line Management
15 68 (6.83%) Coaching
16 65 (6.53%) Analytics
17 61 (6.12%) Project Management
18 59 (5.92%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 289 (29.02%) C#
2 254 (25.50%) Java
3 230 (23.09%) JavaScript
4 177 (17.77%) SQL
5 109 (10.94%) Python
6 77 (7.73%) PowerShell
7 62 (6.22%) Java 8
8 55 (5.52%) PHP
9 52 (5.22%) Ruby
10 49 (4.92%) TypeScript
11 39 (3.92%) C++
12 35 (3.51%) T-SQL
13 33 (3.31%) Scala
14 21 (2.11%) F#
15 15 (1.51%) Groovy
16 14 (1.41%) C
17 12 (1.20%) AspectJ
17 12 (1.20%) Bash Shell
17 12 (1.20%) Kotlin
17 12 (1.20%) RPG
Qualifications
1 71 (7.13%) Degree
2 46 (4.62%) Microsoft Certification
3 42 (4.22%) Cisco Certification
4 34 (3.41%) MCSE
5 30 (3.01%) MCSA
6 28 (2.81%) Security Cleared
7 22 (2.21%) CCNP
8 20 (2.01%) MCP
9 15 (1.51%) Computer Science Degree
9 15 (1.51%) DV Cleared
9 15 (1.51%) SC Cleared
9 15 (1.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 14 (1.41%) CCNA
11 9 (0.90%) CEH
11 9 (0.90%) ISEB
11 9 (0.90%) ISTQB
11 9 (0.90%) Numerate Degree
11 9 (0.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 8 (0.80%) PhD
13 7 (0.70%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 81 (8.13%) QA
2 26 (2.61%) Data Quality
3 17 (1.71%) GDPR
3 17 (1.71%) SLA
4 16 (1.61%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.20%) COBIT
5 2 (0.20%) NIST
6 1 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.10%) PA-DSS
6 1 (0.10%) PSD2
6 1 (0.10%) WCAG
System Software
1 89 (8.94%) Active Directory
2 84 (8.43%) Docker
3 38 (3.82%) VMware Infrastructure
4 26 (2.61%) Hyper-V
5 17 (1.71%) vSphere
6 10 (1.00%) XenApp
6 10 (1.00%) XenDesktop
7 8 (0.80%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (0.40%) IAG
9 3 (0.30%) Firmware
9 3 (0.30%) NFS
9 3 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (0.30%) VMware Server
10 2 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.10%) KVM
11 1 (0.10%) oVirt
11 1 (0.10%) QEMU
11 1 (0.10%) RACF
11 1 (0.10%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.10%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 56 (5.62%) Kubernetes
2 32 (3.21%) Terraform
3 29 (2.91%) SCCM
4 23 (2.31%) Puppet
5 22 (2.21%) Opscode Chef
6 18 (1.81%) Ansible
6 18 (1.81%) Kibana
7 15 (1.51%) Istio
7 15 (1.51%) Knative
7 15 (1.51%) Salt
8 9 (0.90%) SCOM
9 7 (0.70%) Data Guard
10 6 (0.60%) TIBCO Hawk
11 5 (0.50%) FortiGate
11 5 (0.50%) Microsoft Intune
12 4 (0.40%) Backup Exec
12 4 (0.40%) Cisco Prime
12 4 (0.40%) McAfee ePO
12 4 (0.40%) Nessus
12 4 (0.40%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 225 (22.59%) Microsoft
2 62 (6.22%) Oracle
3 55 (5.52%) VMware
4 48 (4.82%) Cisco
4 48 (4.82%) Salesforce.com
5 28 (2.81%) Splunk
5 28 (2.81%) Tableau
6 27 (2.71%) Dell
7 24 (2.41%) SAP
8 22 (2.21%) Adobe
9 20 (2.01%) Google
10 19 (1.91%) Facebook
11 18 (1.81%) IBM
11 18 (1.81%) MuleSoft
12 17 (1.71%) New Relic
13 15 (1.51%) Dynatrace
13 15 (1.51%) HP
14 13 (1.31%) Citrix
14 13 (1.31%) Zend
15 11 (1.10%) McAfee