Period
to 21 October 2017

The median annual salary for a Technical Leader was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 October 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 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 356 396 393
Rank change year-on-year +40 -3 +7
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Leader 1520 1453 1745
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.87% 0.76% 0.80%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.91% 0.79% 0.83%
Number of salaries quoted 1049 1206 1426
UK median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% - -
10th Percentile £42,000 £41,250 £40,625
90th Percentile £93,750 £93,750 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £52,500

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 166694 184283 211352
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.76% 96.44% 96.48%
Number of salaries quoted 133468 154425 175167
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,771 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £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 October 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 October 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 +51 1434 £67,000 +11.67% 63
London +89 874 £75,000 +3.45% 31
UK excluding London -27 629 £52,500 - 35
South East +30 183 £60,000 +4.35% 12
North of England -15 163 £52,500 - 9
North West +34 109 £52,500 - 5
Midlands -21 102 £50,000 +2.04% 3
West Midlands -19 75 £50,000 +4.71% 3
South West -8 60 £57,500 +40.24% 2
Scotland -10 59 £52,500 +4.48% 3
East of England -12 50 £63,750 +6.25% 6
Yorkshire -45 46 £50,000 -4.76% 3
East Midlands +10 27 £57,500 +10.58%
Wales +19 9 £49,519 +16.52%
North East +6 8 £47,000 -14.55% 1
Northern Ireland - 3 £35,000 -

Technical Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 709 (46.64%) Agile Software Development
2 564 (37.11%) Java
3 507 (33.36%) Finance
4 365 (24.01%) C#
5 326 (21.45%) .NET
6 324 (21.32%) SQL
6 324 (21.32%) Banking
7 316 (20.79%) JavaScript
8 298 (19.61%) Oracle
9 277 (18.22%) Mentoring
10 261 (17.17%) TDD
11 258 (16.97%) Asset Management
11 258 (16.97%) Investment Banking
12 255 (16.78%) SQL Server
12 255 (16.78%) Microsoft
13 248 (16.32%) Wealth Management
14 242 (15.92%) Retail Banking
15 238 (15.66%) Scrum
16 220 (14.47%) Linux
17 215 (14.14%) HTML
18 206 (13.55%) MVC
19 190 (12.50%) AngularJS
20 182 (11.97%) Amazon AWS
21 174 (11.45%) Spring
22 171 (11.25%) CSS
23 167 (10.99%) Project Management
24 166 (10.92%) Windows
24 166 (10.92%) SDLC
25 164 (10.79%) REST
26 157 (10.33%) Degree

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 77 (5.07%) Tomcat
2 45 (2.96%) Oracle Workflow
3 41 (2.70%) Confluence
4 34 (2.24%) Apache Spark
4 34 (2.24%) Elasticsearch
5 32 (2.11%) SharePoint
6 29 (1.91%) IIS
7 26 (1.71%) Apache
8 25 (1.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 21 (1.38%) CMS
10 20 (1.32%) MS Exchange
11 15 (0.99%) Drupal
11 15 (0.99%) JBoss
12 12 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2013
13 10 (0.66%) BizTalk Server
14 9 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2010
14 9 (0.59%) SharePoint Server
14 9 (0.59%) Skype for Business
15 7 (0.46%) Umbraco
15 7 (0.46%) Zimbra
Applications
1 35 (2.30%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (0.39%) EngageOne
3 5 (0.33%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.26%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.20%) Autodesk Inventor
5 3 (0.20%) Siemens NX
5 3 (0.20%) Solid Edge
6 1 (0.066%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.066%) Adobe Captivate
6 1 (0.066%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.066%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.066%) FrameMaker
6 1 (0.066%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.066%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 27 (1.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.59%) SAP Hybris
3 8 (0.53%) Magento
4 5 (0.33%) Dynamics NAV
4 5 (0.33%) Exstream
5 4 (0.26%) Eikon
5 4 (0.26%) Markit EDM
6 3 (0.20%) Oracle BPM
6 3 (0.20%) Oracle ERP
6 3 (0.20%) Unit4 Business World
7 2 (0.13%) Adobe Campaign
7 2 (0.13%) BusinessWorks
7 2 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.13%) SAP ERP
7 2 (0.13%) SAP S/4HANA
8 1 (0.066%) Infor SunSystems
8 1 (0.066%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 1 (0.066%) SAP BPC
8 1 (0.066%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 182 (11.97%) Amazon AWS
2 127 (8.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 50 (3.29%) SaaS
4 41 (2.70%) Office 365
5 28 (1.84%) Cloud Computing
5 28 (1.84%) GitHub
6 22 (1.45%) Google Cloud Platform
7 18 (1.18%) Dynamics 365
8 17 (1.12%) Amazon EC2
9 15 (0.99%) AWS CloudFormation
9 15 (0.99%) PaaS
10 14 (0.92%) Amazon S3
11 13 (0.86%) Amazon SQS
12 9 (0.59%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 6 (0.39%) Azure Active Directory
13 6 (0.39%) IaaS
14 5 (0.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 5 (0.33%) Amazon Glacier
14 5 (0.33%) AWS CloudTrail
14 5 (0.33%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 45 (2.96%) TCP/IP
2 41 (2.70%) Firewall
3 37 (2.43%) Internet
4 34 (2.24%) SAN
5 31 (2.04%) WAN
6 30 (1.97%) DNS
6 30 (1.97%) HTTP
7 28 (1.84%) LAN
8 27 (1.78%) DHCP
9 20 (1.32%) VPN
10 18 (1.18%) Network Security
11 17 (1.12%) OSPF
12 16 (1.05%) IPsec
13 15 (0.99%) SSL
14 14 (0.92%) BGP
15 13 (0.86%) VLAN
15 13 (0.86%) Wireless
16 12 (0.79%) Wi-Fi
17 10 (0.66%) Unified Communications
18 8 (0.53%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 255 (16.78%) SQL Server
2 91 (5.99%) NoSQL
3 88 (5.79%) MySQL
4 72 (4.74%) Relational Database
5 68 (4.47%) MongoDB
6 64 (4.21%) Oracle Database
7 53 (3.49%) Big Data
8 50 (3.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 49 (3.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 47 (3.09%) Neo4j
11 44 (2.89%) Oracle Database 10g
12 43 (2.83%) Hadoop
13 40 (2.63%) SQL Server 2008
14 32 (2.11%) RDBMS
15 26 (1.71%) Apache Cassandra
16 24 (1.58%) Data Warehouse
17 23 (1.51%) PostgreSQL
18 22 (1.45%) SQL Server 2005
19 20 (1.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 20 (1.32%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 122 (8.03%) JIRA
2 103 (6.78%) Jenkins
3 95 (6.25%) Maven
4 89 (5.86%) Git (software)
5 48 (3.16%) Selenium
6 40 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
7 37 (2.43%) Bitbucket
8 34 (2.24%) Cucumber
9 29 (1.91%) Sonatype Nexus
10 28 (1.84%) Visual Studio
11 23 (1.51%) WebDriver
12 22 (1.45%) JUnit
13 19 (1.25%) Subversion
14 18 (1.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 16 (1.05%) Gradle
15 16 (1.05%) RSpec
16 15 (0.99%) Spock
17 12 (0.79%) Appium
17 12 (0.79%) Mockito
18 11 (0.72%) WATIR
General
1 507 (33.36%) Finance
2 324 (21.32%) Banking
3 258 (16.97%) Investment Banking
4 242 (15.92%) Retail Banking
5 83 (5.46%) Retail
6 67 (4.41%) Legal
7 35 (2.30%) Front Office
8 30 (1.97%) Advertising
9 27 (1.78%) Marketing
10 24 (1.58%) Back Office
11 23 (1.51%) Games
12 21 (1.38%) Telecoms
13 14 (0.92%) Law
13 14 (0.92%) Pharmaceutical
14 13 (0.86%) Manufacturing
15 12 (0.79%) Electronics
16 11 (0.72%) General Ledger
17 10 (0.66%) Military
17 10 (0.66%) Publishing
18 7 (0.46%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 326 (21.45%) .NET
2 215 (14.14%) HTML
3 190 (12.50%) AngularJS
4 174 (11.45%) Spring
5 171 (11.25%) CSS
6 164 (10.79%) REST
7 149 (9.80%) Web Services
8 139 (9.14%) ASP.NET
9 125 (8.22%) XML
10 111 (7.30%) J2EE
11 88 (5.79%) HTML5
11 88 (5.79%) React
12 83 (5.46%) RESTful
13 82 (5.39%) .NET Framework
14 71 (4.67%) jQuery
14 71 (4.67%) Spring Boot
15 69 (4.54%) Hibernate
15 69 (4.54%) Node.js
16 63 (4.14%) SOAP
17 60 (3.95%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 108 (7.11%) Enterprise Software
2 98 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
3 76 (5.00%) Data Centre
4 65 (4.28%) Greenfield Project
5 47 (3.09%) User Experience
6 45 (2.96%) Computer Science
6 45 (2.96%) Fixed Income
6 45 (2.96%) Reference Data
7 42 (2.76%) Mobile App
8 33 (2.17%) Fintech
9 20 (1.32%) Clustering
9 20 (1.32%) iPad
10 19 (1.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 17 (1.12%) Derivative
11 17 (1.12%) Digital Media
12 15 (0.99%) Public Cloud
13 14 (0.92%) Client/Server
13 14 (0.92%) Equities
13 14 (0.92%) N-Tier
14 12 (0.79%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 220 (14.47%) Linux
2 166 (10.92%) Windows
3 73 (4.80%) Unix
4 61 (4.01%) Windows Server
5 33 (2.17%) Windows Server 2008
6 28 (1.84%) Windows Server 2012
7 27 (1.78%) Android
8 23 (1.51%) Apple iOS
9 20 (1.32%) Windows 7
10 17 (1.12%) Windows Server 2003
11 12 (0.79%) CentOS
12 11 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 9 (0.59%) Windows 10
14 5 (0.33%) Ubuntu
15 4 (0.26%) AIX
15 4 (0.26%) Solaris
15 4 (0.26%) Windows 8
16 3 (0.20%) Mac OS
17 2 (0.13%) Mac OS X
18 1 (0.066%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 709 (46.64%) Agile Software Development
2 277 (18.22%) Mentoring
3 261 (17.17%) TDD
4 258 (16.97%) Asset Management
5 248 (16.32%) Wealth Management
6 238 (15.66%) Scrum
7 206 (13.55%) MVC
8 167 (10.99%) Project Management
9 166 (10.92%) SDLC
10 154 (10.13%) Test Automation
11 149 (9.80%) BDD
12 137 (9.01%) Continuous Integration
12 137 (9.01%) Software Engineering
13 133 (8.75%) Pair Programming
14 129 (8.49%) ITIL
15 123 (8.09%) OO
16 101 (6.64%) E-Commerce
17 99 (6.51%) Coaching
18 97 (6.38%) Multithreading
19 95 (6.25%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 564 (37.11%) Java
2 365 (24.01%) C#
3 324 (21.32%) SQL
4 316 (20.79%) JavaScript
5 94 (6.18%) PHP
6 90 (5.92%) Python
7 72 (4.74%) Ruby
8 68 (4.47%) T-SQL
9 55 (3.62%) C++
10 41 (2.70%) PL/SQL
11 36 (2.37%) Scala
12 33 (2.17%) PowerShell
13 24 (1.58%) C
14 18 (1.18%) Groovy
15 16 (1.05%) ES6
16 15 (0.99%) Bash Shell
17 14 (0.92%) Go
18 13 (0.86%) Apex Code
18 13 (0.86%) Elixir
19 12 (0.79%) Perl
Qualifications
1 157 (10.33%) Degree
2 39 (2.57%) Security Cleared
3 34 (2.24%) Microsoft Certification
4 33 (2.17%) Computer Science Degree
5 29 (1.91%) Cisco Certification
6 27 (1.78%) ITIL Certification
7 22 (1.45%) SC Cleared
8 20 (1.32%) CCNA
8 20 (1.32%) MCSE
9 17 (1.12%) CCNP
9 17 (1.12%) MCSA
10 15 (0.99%) DV Cleared
10 15 (0.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 13 (0.86%) CISM
11 13 (0.86%) CISSP
12 12 (0.79%) CISA
12 12 (0.79%) GIAC
12 12 (0.79%) GISF
12 12 (0.79%) GSEC
13 9 (0.59%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 123 (8.09%) QA
2 25 (1.64%) SLA
3 18 (1.18%) PCI DSS
4 7 (0.46%) Data Quality
4 7 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 6 (0.39%) GCP
6 4 (0.26%) HIPAA
7 3 (0.20%) GDPR
7 3 (0.20%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.20%) MiFID
7 3 (0.20%) SEPA
8 2 (0.13%) Dodd-Frank
8 2 (0.13%) EMIR
8 2 (0.13%) PMO
System Software
1 70 (4.61%) Docker
2 67 (4.41%) Active Directory
3 57 (3.75%) VMware Infrastructure
4 25 (1.64%) Hyper-V
5 14 (0.92%) vSphere
6 10 (0.66%) Firmware
7 7 (0.46%) vCloud
8 6 (0.39%) KVM
8 6 (0.39%) UAG
8 6 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (0.26%) HDFS
10 3 (0.20%) Virtual Servers
10 3 (0.20%) VMware Workstation
10 3 (0.20%) XenApp
11 2 (0.13%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 2 (0.13%) Cronacle
11 2 (0.13%) DFS Replication
11 2 (0.13%) VMware NSX
11 2 (0.13%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.13%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 41 (2.70%) SCCM
2 23 (1.51%) Kubernetes
2 23 (1.51%) Puppet
3 19 (1.25%) WSUS
4 16 (1.05%) Opscode Chef
4 16 (1.05%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 15 (0.99%) SCOM
6 14 (0.92%) McAfee ePO
7 12 (0.79%) Core Impact
7 12 (0.79%) Nessus
7 12 (0.79%) Nexpose
7 12 (0.79%) OpenVAS
7 12 (0.79%) PowerBroker
7 12 (0.79%) QRadar
7 12 (0.79%) RSA Security Analytics
8 10 (0.66%) Ansible
9 8 (0.53%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 6 (0.39%) Microsoft Clustering
11 5 (0.33%) Norton AntiVirus
11 5 (0.33%) Terraform
Vendors
1 298 (19.61%) Oracle
2 255 (16.78%) Microsoft
3 87 (5.72%) VMware
4 56 (3.68%) CA
5 52 (3.42%) Cisco
6 35 (2.30%) Sybase
7 30 (1.97%) SAP
8 28 (1.84%) Citrix
8 28 (1.84%) Informatica
9 25 (1.64%) Google
10 19 (1.25%) McAfee
10 19 (1.25%) Salesforce.com
11 18 (1.18%) Palo Alto
11 18 (1.18%) Symantec
11 18 (1.18%) TIBCO
12 16 (1.05%) HP
13 15 (0.99%) IBM
13 15 (0.99%) Pega
13 15 (0.99%) Splunk
14 14 (0.92%) ArcSight