Period
to 23 April 2019

The median annual salary for a Technical Leader was £67,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 April 2019.

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
23 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 405 404 434
Rank change year-on-year -1 +30 -20
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Leader 1,074 1,298 1,167
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.72% 0.73% 0.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.75% 0.76% 0.71%
Number of salaries quoted 880 1,037 946
UK median annual salary £67,500 £62,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.00% +4.17% -
10th Percentile £46,250 £43,750 £42,450
90th Percentile £97,500 £95,000 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% - +4.76%

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 142,396 170,993 165,434
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.96% 96.46% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 113,228 139,871 137,348
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £28,463 £27,500 £27,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% -

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 23 April 2019.

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 23 April 2019. 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 -17 931 £70,000 +7.69% 119
UK excluding London +13 565 £57,500 +4.55% 72
London -7 493 £80,000 +6.67% 56
North of England -15 138 £57,500 +9.52% 19
South East +19 134 £65,000 +8.33% 18
North West +6 83 £57,500 +9.52% 10
Scotland +30 73 £58,000 -3.33% 9
Midlands +31 61 £50,000 - 12
East of England +54 57 £71,800 +14.88% 7
South West -6 47 £55,000 +2.33% 7
West Midlands +18 46 £48,750 -2.50% 9
Yorkshire -6 38 £53,750 +2.38% 9
Wales +38 30 £55,242 +22.76%
Northern Ireland -3 27 £50,000 +5.26%
North East +8 17 £60,000 +9.09%
East Midlands +33 15 £52,500 -12.50% 3

Technical Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 April 2019, 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.

1 431 (40.13%) Agile Software Development
2 320 (29.80%) Java
3 267 (24.86%) C#
4 258 (24.02%) Finance
5 236 (21.97%) Microsoft Azure
6 232 (21.60%) JavaScript
7 222 (20.67%) Microsoft
8 205 (19.09%) .NET
9 202 (18.81%) SQL
10 187 (17.41%) Mentoring
11 186 (17.32%) Software Engineering
12 185 (17.23%) Amazon AWS
13 162 (15.08%) DevOps
14 139 (12.94%) AngularJS
15 137 (12.76%) Docker
16 131 (12.20%) HTML
16 131 (12.20%) Scrum
17 126 (11.73%) SQL Server
18 125 (11.64%) React
19 124 (11.55%) VMware
20 120 (11.17%) Windows
21 115 (10.71%) Linux
22 114 (10.61%) TDD
23 103 (9.59%) Degree
23 103 (9.59%) VMware Infrastructure
24 102 (9.50%) Technical Leadership
25 100 (9.31%) Web Services
26 98 (9.12%) Python
27 96 (8.94%) Active Directory
28 95 (8.85%) Spring

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 54 (5.03%) SharePoint
2 37 (3.45%) MS Exchange
3 34 (3.17%) Elasticsearch
4 29 (2.70%) Tomcat
5 24 (2.23%) Confluence
6 21 (1.96%) IIS
7 19 (1.77%) Apache
8 18 (1.68%) Apache Spark
9 16 (1.49%) Skype for Business
10 13 (1.21%) CMS
11 10 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2007
11 10 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2013
12 9 (0.84%) EPiServer
13 8 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2010
13 8 (0.74%) JBoss
14 7 (0.65%) BizTalk Server
14 7 (0.65%) Mule
14 7 (0.65%) NetWeaver
14 7 (0.65%) SharePoint Server
15 6 (0.56%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 37 (3.45%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (1.02%) Microsoft Project
3 7 (0.65%) Microsoft Excel
4 6 (0.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.37%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.093%) FrameMaker
Business Applications
1 20 (1.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.74%) Magento
3 5 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.47%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 4 (0.37%) CSG Singleview
4 4 (0.37%) DocuMatrix
4 4 (0.37%) Relativity
4 4 (0.37%) Ringtail
4 4 (0.37%) Veritas eDiscovery
5 2 (0.19%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.19%) SAP BPC
5 2 (0.19%) SAP IS-U
5 2 (0.19%) SAP S/4HANA
6 1 (0.093%) MetaTrader
6 1 (0.093%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.093%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.093%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.093%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.093%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.093%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 236 (21.97%) Microsoft Azure
2 185 (17.23%) Amazon AWS
3 70 (6.52%) Office 365
4 46 (4.28%) PaaS
5 42 (3.91%) GitHub
6 41 (3.82%) SaaS
7 38 (3.54%) IaaS
8 32 (2.98%) Google Cloud Platform
9 15 (1.40%) Amazon S3
9 15 (1.40%) Serverless
10 11 (1.02%) AWS Lambda
11 9 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
11 9 (0.84%) Salesforce Service Cloud
12 8 (0.74%) Amazon EC2
12 8 (0.74%) Amazon Kinesis
12 8 (0.74%) Azure ExpressRoute
13 7 (0.65%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 7 (0.65%) Amazon EMR
13 7 (0.65%) Dynamics 365
13 7 (0.65%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 42 (3.91%) DNS
2 31 (2.89%) Firewall
3 27 (2.51%) WAN
4 25 (2.33%) TCP/IP
5 23 (2.14%) LAN
5 23 (2.14%) Network Security
6 21 (1.96%) Cisco Nexus
7 20 (1.86%) DHCP
8 15 (1.40%) Wireless
9 13 (1.21%) Ethernet
9 13 (1.21%) MPLS
9 13 (1.21%) VPN
9 13 (1.21%) Wi-Fi
10 12 (1.12%) Internet
11 10 (0.93%) Broadband
11 10 (0.93%) Cisco ASA
11 10 (0.93%) SAN
12 9 (0.84%) BGP
12 9 (0.84%) Remote Desktop
12 9 (0.84%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 126 (11.73%) SQL Server
2 60 (5.59%) NoSQL
3 42 (3.91%) MySQL
4 41 (3.82%) Relational Database
5 35 (3.26%) PostgreSQL
6 32 (2.98%) Big Data
7 31 (2.89%) MongoDB
7 31 (2.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 21 (1.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 19 (1.77%) RDBMS
10 17 (1.58%) Apache Cassandra
10 17 (1.58%) Data Warehouse
10 17 (1.58%) Hadoop
11 16 (1.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 15 (1.40%) Power BI
13 12 (1.12%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 12 (1.12%) Oracle Database
14 11 (1.02%) BusinessObjects
15 10 (0.93%) Amazon RDS
15 10 (0.93%) Redis
Development Applications
1 68 (6.33%) JIRA
2 63 (5.87%) Git (software)
3 58 (5.40%) Maven
4 56 (5.21%) Jenkins
5 30 (2.79%) Cucumber
6 24 (2.23%) Subversion
7 22 (2.05%) Team Foundation Server
8 19 (1.77%) JUnit
9 18 (1.68%) Visual Studio Team System
10 16 (1.49%) Selenium
11 15 (1.40%) Gradle
11 15 (1.40%) Mockito
12 12 (1.12%) Octopus Deploy
13 11 (1.02%) Sonatype Nexus
14 10 (0.93%) TeamCity
15 9 (0.84%) Visual Studio
16 7 (0.65%) GCC
16 7 (0.65%) GDB
16 7 (0.65%) GoogleTest
17 6 (0.56%) Bitbucket
General
1 258 (24.02%) Finance
2 47 (4.38%) Front Office
3 45 (4.19%) Banking
4 37 (3.45%) Marketing
4 37 (3.45%) Retail
5 20 (1.86%) Back Office
6 18 (1.68%) Military
6 18 (1.68%) Telecoms
7 16 (1.49%) Electronics
8 12 (1.12%) Advertising
8 12 (1.12%) Manufacturing
9 10 (0.93%) Games
10 9 (0.84%) Billing
10 9 (0.84%) Financial Institution
11 6 (0.56%) Digital Economy
12 4 (0.37%) Legal
13 3 (0.28%) Investment Banking
13 3 (0.28%) Law
13 3 (0.28%) Retail Banking
14 2 (0.19%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 205 (19.09%) .NET
2 139 (12.94%) AngularJS
3 131 (12.20%) HTML
4 125 (11.64%) React
5 100 (9.31%) Web Services
6 95 (8.85%) Spring
7 93 (8.66%) Node.js
8 83 (7.73%) REST
9 82 (7.64%) ASP.NET
10 79 (7.36%) CSS
11 39 (3.63%) .NET Framework
12 38 (3.54%) Hibernate
13 37 (3.45%) ASP.NET MVC
14 36 (3.35%) HTML5
15 34 (3.17%) JSON
16 33 (3.07%) Entity Framework
17 30 (2.79%) ASP.NET Web API
17 30 (2.79%) SOAP
18 29 (2.70%) J2EE
19 28 (2.61%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 65 (6.05%) Analytical Skills
2 53 (4.93%) Self-Motivation
3 44 (4.10%) User Experience
4 40 (3.72%) Fintech
5 37 (3.45%) Data Centre
5 37 (3.45%) Fixed Income
6 35 (3.26%) Enterprise Software
7 33 (3.07%) Derivative
8 24 (2.23%) Greenfield Project
9 22 (2.05%) Hybrid Cloud
10 18 (1.68%) Mobile App
10 18 (1.68%) Robotics
11 13 (1.21%) Management Information System
12 12 (1.12%) Virtual Team
13 11 (1.02%) Client/Server
13 11 (1.02%) Clustering
13 11 (1.02%) Data Structures
14 10 (0.93%) Public Cloud
15 8 (0.74%) Algorithms
15 8 (0.74%) MPEG
Operating Systems
1 120 (11.17%) Windows
2 115 (10.71%) Linux
3 46 (4.28%) Unix
4 45 (4.19%) Windows Server
5 29 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
6 25 (2.33%) Android
7 23 (2.14%) Windows Server 2008
8 11 (1.02%) Apple iOS
8 11 (1.02%) Windows 7
9 9 (0.84%) CentOS
9 9 (0.84%) Ubuntu
10 8 (0.74%) Windows 8
11 7 (0.65%) Windows Server 2003
12 6 (0.56%) SUSE
12 6 (0.56%) Windows NT
13 5 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 5 (0.47%) Windows 10
14 3 (0.28%) HPUX
14 3 (0.28%) Mac OS
14 3 (0.28%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 431 (40.13%) Agile Software Development
2 187 (17.41%) Mentoring
3 186 (17.32%) Software Engineering
4 162 (15.08%) DevOps
5 131 (12.20%) Scrum
6 114 (10.61%) TDD
7 102 (9.50%) Technical Leadership
8 87 (8.10%) Microservices
8 87 (8.10%) Test Automation
9 72 (6.70%) MVC
10 71 (6.61%) ITIL
10 71 (6.61%) Problem-Solving
11 70 (6.52%) Continuous Integration
12 68 (6.33%) BDD
12 68 (6.33%) SDLC
13 65 (6.05%) Stakeholder Management
14 63 (5.87%) Continuous Improvement
15 61 (5.68%) Computer Science
16 59 (5.49%) Business Intelligence
17 56 (5.21%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 320 (29.80%) Java
2 267 (24.86%) C#
3 232 (21.60%) JavaScript
4 202 (18.81%) SQL
5 98 (9.12%) Python
6 85 (7.91%) C++
7 53 (4.93%) PowerShell
8 45 (4.19%) Java 8
9 36 (3.35%) PHP
10 33 (3.07%) Ruby
11 26 (2.42%) T-SQL
12 24 (2.23%) ES6
13 22 (2.05%) C
14 21 (1.96%) Scala
15 20 (1.86%) Perl
15 20 (1.86%) Shell Script
16 17 (1.58%) TypeScript
17 15 (1.40%) Go
18 13 (1.21%) Apple Swift
19 10 (0.93%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 103 (9.59%) Degree
2 39 (3.63%) Microsoft Certification
3 33 (3.07%) Computer Science Degree
4 30 (2.79%) MCSE
5 27 (2.51%) PhD
6 22 (2.05%) Security Cleared
7 18 (1.68%) MCSA
7 18 (1.68%) Numerate Degree
8 15 (1.40%) SC Cleared
9 14 (1.30%) Cisco Certification
10 10 (0.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 9 (0.84%) CCNA
11 9 (0.84%) DV Cleared
12 8 (0.74%) ITIL Certification
12 8 (0.74%) MCITP
13 6 (0.56%) Citrix Certification
13 6 (0.56%) MCP
13 6 (0.56%) PMI Certification
14 5 (0.47%) ISTQB
15 4 (0.37%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (5.96%) QA
2 25 (2.33%) GDPR
3 21 (1.96%) SLA
4 11 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 11 (1.02%) PCI DSS
5 8 (0.74%) PMO
6 4 (0.37%) GPG for Computer-Based Electronic Evidence
7 3 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.19%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.19%) ISO 20022
8 2 (0.19%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.093%) Actionable Recommendations
9 1 (0.093%) JTAG
System Software
1 137 (12.76%) Docker
2 103 (9.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 96 (8.94%) Active Directory
4 47 (4.38%) Hyper-V
5 17 (1.58%) vSphere
6 8 (0.74%) VMware NSX
7 6 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (0.37%) KVM
9 3 (0.28%) HDFS
9 3 (0.28%) NFS
9 3 (0.28%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (0.19%) etcd
10 2 (0.19%) Samba
10 2 (0.19%) Squid
10 2 (0.19%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.093%) Varnish
11 1 (0.093%) vCloud
11 1 (0.093%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (0.093%) XenApp
11 1 (0.093%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 67 (6.24%) Kubernetes
2 43 (4.00%) SCCM
3 28 (2.61%) vRealize
4 25 (2.33%) Puppet
5 20 (1.86%) Ansible
5 20 (1.86%) vRealize Orchestrator
6 19 (1.77%) Terraform
7 17 (1.58%) SCOM
8 14 (1.30%) Opscode Chef
9 12 (1.12%) WSUS
10 9 (0.84%) Docker Swarm
11 7 (0.65%) Norton AntiVirus
12 6 (0.56%) Microsoft Clustering
12 6 (0.56%) vCenter Server
13 5 (0.47%) logstash
13 5 (0.47%) SCOrch
14 4 (0.37%) Backup Exec
14 4 (0.37%) Kibana
14 4 (0.37%) NetBackup
14 4 (0.37%) Observium
Vendors
1 222 (20.67%) Microsoft
2 124 (11.55%) VMware
3 75 (6.98%) Oracle
4 52 (4.84%) Cisco
5 42 (3.91%) Citrix
6 33 (3.07%) Google
7 29 (2.70%) Bloomberg
7 29 (2.70%) Reuters
7 29 (2.70%) SAP
8 27 (2.51%) Salesforce.com
9 25 (2.33%) IBM
10 20 (1.86%) NetApp
11 19 (1.77%) HP
12 11 (1.02%) CheckPoint
12 11 (1.02%) Dell
13 10 (0.93%) Nimble Storage
14 9 (0.84%) Meraki
14 9 (0.84%) Red Hat
14 9 (0.84%) Splunk
15 8 (0.74%) Symantec