Period
to

The median annual salary for a Technical Leader was £80,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 16 August 2022.

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
16 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 435 425 359
Rank change year-on-year -10 -66 +60
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Leader 1,337 846 526
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.80% 0.73% 0.85%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.87% 0.81% 0.89%
Number of salaries quoted 721 614 400
10th Percentile £47,647 £46,975 £45,000
25th Percentile £62,500 £56,250 £55,291
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £80,000 £70,000 £68,000
Median % change year-on-year +14.29% +2.94% -2.86%
75th Percentile £95,000 £87,500 £85,000
90th Percentile £127,500 £110,000 £97,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £70,000 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year +12.00% +4.17% -

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 153,478 105,034 58,942
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.97% 91.12% 94.86%
Number of salaries quoted 83,211 74,036 48,179
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,750 £31,250
25th Percentile £43,750 £41,250 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% - +10.00%
75th Percentile £78,750 £75,000 £72,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,750 £87,550
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +10.53% - +5.56%

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 16 August 2022.

Salary histogram for Technical Leader in the UK

Technical Leader
Top 17 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 16 August 2022. 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 -14 1,157 £80,000 +14.29% 107
London -26 670 £90,000 +5.88% 53
Work from Home -64 542 £75,000 +15.38% 39
UK excluding London -25 519 £70,000 +12.00% 56
North of England +3 180 £75,000 +15.38% 22
South East -23 139 £70,000 +7.69% 10
Yorkshire +28 93 £70,000 +21.74% 9
North West -47 83 £80,000 +14.29% 12
South West +1 64 £72,000 +20.00% 9
Midlands -55 54 £62,750 +9.13% 10
Scotland -11 40 £65,000 -7.14% 2
West Midlands -50 39 £48,500 -15.65% 8
East of England -33 30 £57,950 +7.81% 3
East Midlands -25 13 £77,500 +39.64% 2
Wales -13 12 £73,750 +33.50%
North East -9 4 £51,250 -21.15% 1
Northern Ireland -13 1 £55,000 +23.60%

Technical Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 August 2022, Technical Leader job roles required the following 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.

1 834 (62.38%) Agile
2 545 (40.76%) AWS
3 529 (39.57%) JavaScript
4 515 (38.52%) Azure
5 505 (37.77%) Java
6 472 (35.30%) DevOps
7 466 (34.85%) Finance
8 436 (32.61%) CI/CD
9 401 (29.99%) .NET
10 393 (29.39%) Python
11 355 (26.55%) GCP
12 347 (25.95%) Software Engineering
13 345 (25.80%) Node.js
14 319 (23.86%) TDD
15 316 (23.64%) Git (software)
16 314 (23.49%) Scrum
17 283 (21.17%) .NET Core
18 282 (21.09%) React
19 280 (20.94%) Full Stack Development
20 275 (20.57%) Docker
21 267 (19.97%) Mentoring
22 265 (19.82%) Social Skills
23 258 (19.30%) Test Automation
24 257 (19.22%) C#
25 239 (17.88%) Microservices
25 239 (17.88%) Kubernetes
26 231 (17.28%) BDD
27 229 (17.13%) Cloud Native
28 213 (15.93%) Google
29 210 (15.71%) Kanban

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 42 (3.14%) Confluence
2 31 (2.32%) Apache
3 21 (1.57%) Apache Spark
4 20 (1.50%) Cloud Foundry
5 17 (1.27%) BizTalk Server
5 17 (1.27%) CMS
6 13 (0.97%) SAS
7 12 (0.90%) Tomcat
8 11 (0.82%) SharePoint
8 11 (0.82%) Sitecore CMS
9 10 (0.75%) Jetty
10 6 (0.45%) Drupal
10 6 (0.45%) IBM Domino
10 6 (0.45%) NServiceBus
11 5 (0.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 5 (0.37%) Oracle Workflow
12 4 (0.30%) MS Exchange
13 2 (0.15%) IIS
13 2 (0.15%) JBoss
13 2 (0.15%) nginx
Applications
1 27 (2.02%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (1.27%) MS Visio
3 7 (0.52%) FrameMaker
4 4 (0.30%) Photoshop
5 3 (0.22%) Sketch
6 2 (0.15%) MadCap Flare
6 2 (0.15%) Microsoft Excel
7 1 (0.075%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.075%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.075%) Camtasia
7 1 (0.075%) InDesign
7 1 (0.075%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 1 (0.075%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.075%) Notepad++
7 1 (0.075%) RoboHelp
7 1 (0.075%) Snagit
Business Applications
1 6 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.37%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (0.37%) Oracle Payables
2 5 (0.37%) Oracle Receivables
2 5 (0.37%) Shopify
3 4 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.22%) Magento
4 3 (0.22%) Oracle AGIS
4 3 (0.22%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (0.22%) Oracle Assets
4 3 (0.22%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (0.22%) Oracle Internet Expenses
4 3 (0.22%) Oracle iProcurement
5 2 (0.15%) Distributed Ledger
5 2 (0.15%) NetSuite
5 2 (0.15%) SAP CRM
5 2 (0.15%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.15%) SAP S/4HANA
6 1 (0.075%) Scribe Insight
6 1 (0.075%) Social Studio
Cloud Services
1 545 (40.76%) AWS
2 515 (38.52%) Azure
3 355 (26.55%) GCP
4 101 (7.55%) Serverless
5 62 (4.64%) SaaS
6 58 (4.34%) Azure DevOps
7 47 (3.52%) AWS CloudFormation
8 42 (3.14%) Amazon EC2
9 41 (3.07%) Microsoft 365
10 36 (2.69%) Power Platform
11 31 (2.32%) Cloud Computing
12 29 (2.17%) Amazon ECS
13 26 (1.94%) Azure Active Directory
14 21 (1.57%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 20 (1.50%) Azure Functions
15 20 (1.50%) Azure Logic Apps
15 20 (1.50%) GitHub
16 19 (1.42%) Amazon S3
16 19 (1.42%) Salesforce Service Cloud
17 18 (1.35%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 40 (2.99%) HTTP
2 28 (2.09%) Network Security
3 22 (1.65%) Firewall
3 22 (1.65%) LAN
3 22 (1.65%) WAN
4 19 (1.42%) PPP
5 16 (1.20%) VoIP
6 12 (0.90%) SAN
7 8 (0.60%) SD-WAN
7 8 (0.60%) SSL
8 7 (0.52%) Internet
9 6 (0.45%) Broadband
9 6 (0.45%) DNS
9 6 (0.45%) TCP/IP
10 5 (0.37%) VPN
11 4 (0.30%) 5G
11 4 (0.30%) DHCP
11 4 (0.30%) IPsec
11 4 (0.30%) Wi-Fi
12 3 (0.22%) Cisco Firepower
Database & Business Intelligence
1 110 (8.23%) SQL Server
2 85 (6.36%) PostgreSQL
3 64 (4.79%) Big Data
4 43 (3.22%) MongoDB
5 40 (2.99%) NoSQL
6 37 (2.77%) DynamoDB
6 37 (2.77%) MySQL
7 34 (2.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 32 (2.39%) Power BI
9 30 (2.24%) Relational Database
10 23 (1.72%) Amazon RDS
10 23 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
11 22 (1.65%) BigQuery
11 22 (1.65%) Redis
12 21 (1.57%) Tableau
13 17 (1.27%) Elasticsearch
14 12 (0.90%) Data Lake
14 12 (0.90%) Oracle Database
15 10 (0.75%) Hazelcast
16 9 (0.67%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 316 (23.64%) Git (software)
2 87 (6.51%) JIRA
3 51 (3.81%) Jenkins
4 26 (1.94%) JUnit
5 25 (1.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 22 (1.65%) Team Foundation Server
7 21 (1.57%) Maven
8 20 (1.50%) Selenium
9 18 (1.35%) Cucumber
10 17 (1.27%) NUnit
11 16 (1.20%) CircleCI
12 15 (1.12%) Gradle
12 15 (1.12%) SpecFlow
13 14 (1.05%) Bitbucket
13 14 (1.05%) Postman
14 11 (0.82%) Moq
14 11 (0.82%) Sonatype Nexus
14 11 (0.82%) Visual Studio
15 10 (0.75%) TeamCity
16 9 (0.67%) Eclipse
General
1 466 (34.85%) Finance
2 265 (19.82%) Social Skills
3 189 (14.14%) Manufacturing
4 103 (7.70%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 66 (4.94%) Analytical Skills
6 64 (4.79%) Retail
7 50 (3.74%) Automotive
7 50 (3.74%) Banking
8 40 (2.99%) Games
9 39 (2.92%) Presentation Skills
10 34 (2.54%) Marketing
11 33 (2.47%) Law
12 29 (2.17%) Telecoms
13 27 (2.02%) Legal
14 25 (1.87%) Influencing Skills
15 20 (1.50%) Public Sector
16 19 (1.42%) Organisational Skills
17 17 (1.27%) Financial Institution
18 13 (0.97%) Pharmaceutical
19 11 (0.82%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 401 (29.99%) .NET
2 345 (25.80%) Node.js
3 283 (21.17%) .NET Core
4 282 (21.09%) React
5 186 (13.91%) AngularJS
6 150 (11.22%) HTML
7 104 (7.78%) REST
8 97 (7.26%) CSS
9 96 (7.18%) Spring
10 94 (7.03%) Kafka
11 84 (6.28%) Vue.js
12 79 (5.91%) HTML5
12 79 (5.91%) JSON
13 70 (5.24%) Spring Boot
14 65 (4.86%) XML
15 58 (4.34%) ASP.NET
16 52 (3.89%) CSS3
17 45 (3.37%) RESTful
18 44 (3.29%) React Native
19 42 (3.14%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 229 (17.13%) Cloud Native
2 206 (15.41%) Public Cloud
3 184 (13.76%) Life Science
4 83 (6.21%) User Experience
5 44 (3.29%) Fixed Income
6 38 (2.84%) Hedge funds
6 38 (2.84%) Virtual Team
7 34 (2.54%) Mobile App
8 33 (2.47%) Greenfield Project
8 33 (2.47%) Renewable Energy
9 32 (2.39%) Derivative
9 32 (2.39%) Management Information System
9 32 (2.39%) Self-Motivation
10 27 (2.02%) IoT
11 25 (1.87%) Cyber Defence
11 25 (1.87%) Cyberattack
11 25 (1.87%) Equities
12 22 (1.65%) Blockchain
13 21 (1.57%) Algorithms
13 21 (1.57%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 104 (7.78%) Linux
2 87 (6.51%) Windows
3 27 (2.02%) Apple iOS
4 26 (1.94%) Android
5 16 (1.20%) Embedded Linux
5 16 (1.20%) Windows 10
5 16 (1.20%) Windows Server
6 12 (0.90%) Unix
7 6 (0.45%) Ubuntu
8 3 (0.22%) Windows Server 2016
9 1 (0.075%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.075%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 834 (62.38%) Agile
2 472 (35.30%) DevOps
3 436 (32.61%) CI/CD
4 347 (25.95%) Software Engineering
5 319 (23.86%) TDD
6 314 (23.49%) Scrum
7 280 (20.94%) Full Stack Development
8 267 (19.97%) Mentoring
9 258 (19.30%) Test Automation
10 239 (17.88%) Microservices
11 231 (17.28%) BDD
12 210 (15.71%) Kanban
13 194 (14.51%) Deployment Automation
14 188 (14.06%) Test Strategy
15 184 (13.76%) Innovative Thinking
16 182 (13.61%) Coaching
17 170 (12.72%) Technical Leadership
18 139 (10.40%) Problem-Solving
19 115 (8.60%) Line Management
20 104 (7.78%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 529 (39.57%) JavaScript
2 505 (37.77%) Java
3 393 (29.39%) Python
4 257 (19.22%) C#
5 189 (14.14%) SQL
6 113 (8.45%) TypeScript
7 98 (7.33%) C++
8 74 (5.53%) Scala
9 68 (5.09%) Go
10 63 (4.71%) Kotlin
11 56 (4.19%) Ruby
12 44 (3.29%) PowerShell
13 36 (2.69%) Bash
14 34 (2.54%) Clojure
15 33 (2.47%) Rust
16 30 (2.24%) T-SQL
17 19 (1.42%) C
17 19 (1.42%) Shell Script
18 18 (1.35%) Elm
19 16 (1.20%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 106 (7.93%) Degree
2 56 (4.19%) Security Cleared
3 33 (2.47%) Computer Science Degree
4 32 (2.39%) Master's Degree
5 26 (1.94%) SC Cleared
6 19 (1.42%) CISSP
6 19 (1.42%) Microsoft Certification
7 14 (1.05%) CISM
8 11 (0.82%) CESG Certified Professional
8 11 (0.82%) Chartered Engineer
8 11 (0.82%) CompTIA Security+
8 11 (0.82%) DBS Check
8 11 (0.82%) ISACA
9 5 (0.37%) DV Cleared
9 5 (0.37%) ISTQB
10 4 (0.30%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (0.30%) ISEB
11 3 (0.22%) MCSA
11 3 (0.22%) MCSE
11 3 (0.22%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 78 (5.83%) QA
2 29 (2.17%) GDPR
3 20 (1.50%) Accessibility
4 19 (1.42%) ISO 20022
5 14 (1.05%) COBIT
5 14 (1.05%) NIST
6 8 (0.60%) Data Quality
7 4 (0.30%) HL7
7 4 (0.30%) ISO 9000
7 4 (0.30%) SLA
8 2 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
8 2 (0.15%) ISO 8583
8 2 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.075%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (0.075%) PMO
9 1 (0.075%) WCAG
System Software
1 275 (20.57%) Docker
2 49 (3.66%) Active Directory
3 10 (0.75%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (0.67%) Shibboleth
5 7 (0.52%) Firmware
6 5 (0.37%) Virtual Desktop
7 3 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.15%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.15%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.075%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 1 (0.075%) HDFS
9 1 (0.075%) KVM
9 1 (0.075%) VMware NSX
9 1 (0.075%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 239 (17.88%) Kubernetes
2 139 (10.40%) Terraform
3 34 (2.54%) Ansible
4 23 (1.72%) Puppet
5 17 (1.27%) Prometheus
5 17 (1.27%) Single Sign-On
6 14 (1.05%) Microsoft Intune
7 13 (0.97%) SCCM
8 11 (0.82%) BMC PATROL
8 11 (0.82%) Bugsnag
9 5 (0.37%) Opscode Chef
10 4 (0.30%) Control-M
10 4 (0.30%) Grafana
11 3 (0.22%) Argo
12 2 (0.15%) CASB
12 2 (0.15%) Kibana
12 2 (0.15%) OfficeScan
12 2 (0.15%) Oozie
12 2 (0.15%) SCOM
13 1 (0.075%) Jamf Pro
Vendors
1 213 (15.93%) Google
2 204 (15.26%) Microsoft
3 108 (8.08%) Oracle
4 30 (2.24%) Salesforce.com
5 22 (1.65%) Cisco
6 19 (1.42%) AppDynamics
6 19 (1.42%) Splunk
6 19 (1.42%) Sun
7 18 (1.35%) VMware
8 16 (1.20%) BT
8 16 (1.20%) Citrix
9 11 (0.82%) ServiceNow
9 11 (0.82%) Sitecore
10 10 (0.75%) Apple
10 10 (0.75%) MuleSoft
11 9 (0.67%) Avid
12 8 (0.60%) SAP
13 6 (0.45%) ESRI
13 6 (0.45%) Instagram
13 6 (0.45%) Okta