Technical Lead
UK

The median Technical Lead salary in the UK is £73,805 per year according to job vacancies posted during the 6 months to 25 February 2024.

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

6 months to
25 Feb 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 384 386 412
Rank change year-on-year +2 +26 -59
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Leader 545 938 1,170
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.70% 0.85% 0.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.74% 0.90% 0.88%
Number of salaries quoted 418 704 738
10th Percentile £48,750 £45,375 £51,094
25th Percentile £61,360 £61,250 £61,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £73,805 £80,000 £75,000
Median % change year-on-year -7.74% +6.67% +15.38%
75th Percentile £90,000 £97,500 £93,750
90th Percentile £115,000 £115,000 £106,625
UK excluding London median annual salary £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
% change year-on-year - +3.70% +12.50%

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
UK

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.

Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 73,695 104,324 133,649
% of permanent jobs with a recognized job title 94.89% 94.18% 95.56%
Number of salaries quoted 55,369 65,580 84,154
10th Percentile £28,500 £32,750 £32,000
25th Percentile £39,420 £45,000 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -8.33% - +9.09%
75th Percentile £73,750 £82,500 £77,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £100,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +5.26%

Technical Leader
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Technical Leader in the UK

Technical Leader
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Technical Leader.

Salary trend for Technical Leader in the UK

Technical Leader
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Technical Leader over the 6 months to 25 February 2024.

Salary histogram for Technical Leader in the UK

Technical Leader
Top 18 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 25 February 2024. 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
Jobs
England +23 510 £73,805 -7.74% 146
UK excluding London -14 346 £70,000 - 95
Work from Home +56 275 £73,805 +1.80% 82
London +56 169 £90,000 -10.00% 57
North of England -14 107 £73,805 -7.74% 31
Midlands +49 81 £69,402 +6.77% 18
South East +23 64 £70,000 +21.74% 16
North West -11 57 £73,152 -8.56% 20
West Midlands +67 51 £73,805 +18.09% 13
East of England +72 38 £70,000 +50.54% 9
South West +6 38 £65,000 +47.73% 16
Yorkshire +26 36 £73,805 -7.74% 8
East Midlands +7 30 £65,000 -7.14% 5
North East +20 14 £73,805 -26.20% 3
Wales -1 8 £65,500 +19.09% 4
Scotland -29 7 £85,572 +42.62% 4
Northern Ireland +19 2 - -
Channel Islands - 1 - -

Technical Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities

For the 6 months to 25 February 2024, Technical Leader job roles required the following skills and capabilities 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.

1 213 (39.08%) Agile
2 172 (31.56%) Mentoring
3 164 (30.09%) AWS
4 156 (28.62%) Java
5 128 (23.49%) Azure
6 117 (21.47%) Social Skills
7 107 (19.63%) Technical Leadership
8 100 (18.35%) Degree
9 96 (17.61%) Finance
10 91 (16.70%) DevOps
11 85 (15.60%) Roadmaps
12 78 (14.31%) C#
12 78 (14.31%) Microsoft
13 74 (13.58%) Coaching
14 71 (13.03%) Continuous Integration
15 70 (12.84%) Problem-Solving
16 64 (11.74%) .NET
17 61 (11.19%) Microservices
18 59 (10.83%) SQL
19 58 (10.64%) CI/CD
20 52 (9.54%) Oracle
20 52 (9.54%) Design Patterns
21 51 (9.36%) Windows
22 50 (9.17%) React
22 50 (9.17%) Security Cleared
22 50 (9.17%) Product Roadmap
23 48 (8.81%) TypeScript
24 47 (8.62%) Software Engineering
24 47 (8.62%) SQL Server
25 46 (8.44%) Banking

Technical Leader Skill Set
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 37 (6.79%) Tuxedo
2 12 (2.20%) Confluence
3 10 (1.83%) SharePoint
4 8 (1.47%) Apache Pig
5 6 (1.10%) WordPress
6 4 (0.73%) Apache Spark
7 3 (0.55%) CMS
8 2 (0.37%) Magnolia
8 2 (0.37%) Microsoft Exchange
9 1 (0.18%) Drupal
9 1 (0.18%) JBoss
9 1 (0.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 4 (0.73%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.37%) MadCap Flare
2 2 (0.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (1.28%) SAP S/4HANA
2 6 (1.10%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.92%) SAP ERP
4 4 (0.73%) Primavera
5 3 (0.55%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.55%) Oracle Payroll
6 1 (0.18%) Adobe Campaign
6 1 (0.18%) SAP EHS
Cloud Services
1 164 (30.09%) AWS
2 128 (23.49%) Azure
3 42 (7.71%) SaaS
4 27 (4.95%) Microsoft 365
4 27 (4.95%) Serverless
5 25 (4.59%) Azure DevOps
6 19 (3.49%) Power Platform
7 17 (3.12%) AWS Lambda
7 17 (3.12%) GCP
8 15 (2.75%) GitHub
9 13 (2.39%) Amazon SQS
10 11 (2.02%) PaaS
11 10 (1.83%) Amazon Kinesis
11 10 (1.83%) Azure Synapse Analytics
12 8 (1.47%) Amazon EC2
12 8 (1.47%) Azure Logic Apps
12 8 (1.47%) Cloud Computing
12 8 (1.47%) IaaS
12 8 (1.47%) WhatsApp
13 7 (1.28%) Entra ID
Communications & Networking
1 20 (3.67%) Firewall
2 7 (1.28%) NAS
3 6 (1.10%) LAN
3 6 (1.10%) VLAN
3 6 (1.10%) VoIP
4 5 (0.92%) SAN
4 5 (0.92%) WAN
5 4 (0.73%) Broadband
5 4 (0.73%) DHCP
5 4 (0.73%) DNS
5 4 (0.73%) Wireless
6 3 (0.55%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (0.55%) CTI
6 3 (0.55%) SSL
7 2 (0.37%) HTTP
7 2 (0.37%) Internet
7 2 (0.37%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (0.37%) WLAN
8 1 (0.18%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.18%) TETRA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (8.62%) SQL Server
2 17 (3.12%) Data Warehouse
2 17 (3.12%) Power BI
3 16 (2.94%) DynamoDB
4 14 (2.57%) Big Data
4 14 (2.57%) MySQL
5 11 (2.02%) Relational Database
6 8 (1.47%) Apache Hive
6 8 (1.47%) Hadoop
7 7 (1.28%) PostgreSQL
8 6 (1.10%) Amazon RDS
8 6 (1.10%) Azure SQL Database
9 5 (0.92%) Amazon Aurora
9 5 (0.92%) Data Mining
9 5 (0.92%) SAP BW
10 4 (0.73%) Data Lake
10 4 (0.73%) Elasticsearch
10 4 (0.73%) Spark SQL
11 3 (0.55%) MongoDB
11 3 (0.55%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 35 (6.42%) Git
2 32 (5.87%) GitLab
3 14 (2.57%) JIRA
4 9 (1.65%) JUnit
5 8 (1.47%) Checkstyle
5 8 (1.47%) SonarQube
6 6 (1.10%) Maven
7 3 (0.55%) Jenkins
7 3 (0.55%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (0.55%) Visual Studio
8 2 (0.37%) Postman
8 2 (0.37%) Rational Rhapsody
9 1 (0.18%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.18%) Cypress.io
9 1 (0.18%) Gatling
9 1 (0.18%) LoadRunner
9 1 (0.18%) Phabricator
9 1 (0.18%) Sonatype Nexus
9 1 (0.18%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 117 (21.47%) Social Skills
2 96 (17.61%) Finance
3 46 (8.44%) Banking
4 40 (7.34%) Analytical Skills
5 25 (4.59%) Manufacturing
6 19 (3.49%) Inclusion and Diversity
7 17 (3.12%) Law
7 17 (3.12%) Pharmaceutical
8 15 (2.75%) Legal
8 15 (2.75%) Public Sector
9 12 (2.20%) Influencing Skills
9 12 (2.20%) Retail
10 10 (1.83%) Games
11 9 (1.65%) Documentation Skills
11 9 (1.65%) Marketing
12 8 (1.47%) Aviation
13 7 (1.28%) Aerospace
14 6 (1.10%) Military
15 5 (0.92%) Local Government
15 5 (0.92%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (11.74%) .NET
2 50 (9.17%) React
3 41 (7.52%) RESTful
4 33 (6.06%) Kafka
5 29 (5.32%) Spring Boot
6 26 (4.77%) AngularJS
7 24 (4.40%) Spring
8 18 (3.30%) Laravel
8 18 (3.30%) Node.js
9 16 (2.94%) CSS
9 16 (2.94%) HTML
10 13 (2.39%) .NET Core
11 12 (2.20%) ASP.NET
12 11 (2.02%) REST
13 10 (1.83%) XML
14 8 (1.47%) J2EE
15 7 (1.28%) JSON
16 6 (1.10%) FastAPI
16 6 (1.10%) Next.js
17 5 (0.92%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 22 (4.04%) Greenfield Project
2 18 (3.30%) Self-Motivation
3 17 (3.12%) Management Information System
3 17 (3.12%) Product Ownership
4 14 (2.57%) Algorithms
4 14 (2.57%) Private Cloud
5 12 (2.20%) Enterprise Software
6 11 (2.02%) Client/Server
7 10 (1.83%) Data Centre
7 10 (1.83%) Distributed Systems
8 9 (1.65%) NHS
9 8 (1.47%) Educational Technology
9 8 (1.47%) Fixed Income
9 8 (1.47%) Hedge funds
9 8 (1.47%) Robotics
10 7 (1.28%) BBC
11 6 (1.10%) Cloud Native
11 6 (1.10%) Cyber Threat
11 6 (1.10%) Public Cloud
12 5 (0.92%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 51 (9.36%) Windows
2 30 (5.50%) Linux
3 28 (5.14%) Windows Server
4 12 (2.20%) Android
5 11 (2.02%) Apple iOS
6 7 (1.28%) Windows Server 2019
7 5 (0.92%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (0.92%) Windows Server 2016
8 4 (0.73%) DC/OS
8 4 (0.73%) Mac OS
9 3 (0.55%) Windows 10
10 2 (0.37%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 213 (39.08%) Agile
2 172 (31.56%) Mentoring
3 107 (19.63%) Technical Leadership
4 91 (16.70%) DevOps
5 85 (15.60%) Roadmaps
6 74 (13.58%) Coaching
7 71 (13.03%) Continuous Integration
8 70 (12.84%) Problem-Solving
9 61 (11.19%) Microservices
10 58 (10.64%) CI/CD
11 52 (9.54%) Design Patterns
12 50 (9.17%) Product Roadmap
13 47 (8.62%) Software Engineering
14 46 (8.44%) SDLC
15 42 (7.71%) Strategic Thinking
16 41 (7.52%) Computer Science
16 41 (7.52%) Front End Development
17 40 (7.34%) Analytics
18 39 (7.16%) Artificial Intelligence
18 39 (7.16%) Full Stack Development
Programming Languages
1 156 (28.62%) Java
2 78 (14.31%) C#
3 59 (10.83%) SQL
4 48 (8.81%) TypeScript
5 43 (7.89%) Python
6 37 (6.79%) COBOL
6 37 (6.79%) JavaScript
6 37 (6.79%) Micro Focus COBOL
7 27 (4.95%) PHP
8 16 (2.94%) Kotlin
9 11 (2.02%) C
9 11 (2.02%) PowerShell
10 9 (1.65%) Go
11 8 (1.47%) VB.NET
12 7 (1.28%) Scala
13 6 (1.10%) Rust
14 5 (0.92%) ABAP
14 5 (0.92%) C++
15 4 (0.73%) Data Analysis Expressions
16 2 (0.37%) Bash
Qualifications
1 100 (18.35%) Degree
2 50 (9.17%) Security Cleared
3 24 (4.40%) Master's Degree
4 23 (4.22%) Computer Science Degree
5 22 (4.04%) SC Cleared
6 10 (1.83%) Azure Certification
6 10 (1.83%) Microsoft Certification
7 9 (1.65%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (1.47%) DBS Check
9 7 (1.28%) BPSS Clearance
10 6 (1.10%) CCNP
10 6 (1.10%) Chartered Engineer
10 6 (1.10%) DV Cleared
11 4 (0.73%) CIMA
11 4 (0.73%) PMI Certification
11 4 (0.73%) PMP
12 3 (0.55%) A+ Certification
12 3 (0.55%) CCNA
12 3 (0.55%) MCSA
12 3 (0.55%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (3.49%) QA
2 14 (2.57%) GMP
3 7 (1.28%) SLA
4 6 (1.10%) NCSC
5 5 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.55%) Accessibility
6 3 (0.55%) ISO 20022
7 2 (0.37%) Def Stans
7 2 (0.37%) HL7
7 2 (0.37%) PMO
8 1 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.18%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 15288
System Software
1 27 (4.95%) Docker
2 19 (3.49%) Active Directory
3 10 (1.83%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (1.65%) vSphere
5 8 (1.47%) HDFS
6 6 (1.10%) Hyper-V
7 3 (0.55%) BitLocker
8 2 (0.37%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.18%) Embedded Firmware
9 1 (0.18%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 31 (5.69%) Kubernetes
2 10 (1.83%) Terraform
3 9 (1.65%) FortiGate
4 6 (1.10%) Microsoft Intune
4 6 (1.10%) Nagios
5 3 (0.55%) SCCM
6 2 (0.37%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 2 (0.37%) vCenter Server
7 1 (0.18%) Ansible
7 1 (0.18%) Grafana
7 1 (0.18%) Istio
7 1 (0.18%) Podman
7 1 (0.18%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 78 (14.31%) Microsoft
2 52 (9.54%) Oracle
3 37 (6.79%) Micro Focus
4 20 (3.67%) VMware
5 16 (2.94%) Cisco
6 14 (2.57%) Salesforce
7 13 (2.39%) Databricks
7 13 (2.39%) SAP
8 10 (1.83%) ServiceNow
9 8 (1.47%) Google
10 7 (1.28%) CheckPoint
10 7 (1.28%) IBM
10 7 (1.28%) Sony
11 6 (1.10%) Citrix
11 6 (1.10%) Meraki
11 6 (1.10%) Palo Alto
11 6 (1.10%) Veeam
12 5 (0.92%) Informatica
13 4 (0.73%) Alteryx
13 4 (0.73%) SolarWinds