Period
to 18 September 2020

The median annual salary for a Technical Leader was £68,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 September 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
18 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 345 409 393
Rank change year-on-year +64 -16 -6
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Leader 427 1,042 1,354
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.85% 0.74% 0.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.89% 0.77% 0.84%
Number of salaries quoted 369 924 1,055
Median annual salary £68,000 £67,500 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.74% +3.85% -
10th Percentile £45,400 £44,426 £44,000
90th Percentile £97,750 £102,125 £96,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £58,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +3.45% +0.87% +4.55%

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 47,898 135,627 161,147
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 95.78% 96.06%
Number of salaries quoted 39,052 107,966 129,893
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £32,500 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 +71 396 £70,000 - 55
UK excluding London +93 231 £60,000 +3.45% 36
London +57 186 £82,500 +3.13% 26
North of England +124 77 £60,000 - 11
South East +96 53 £67,500 - 7
Midlands +124 49 £60,000 +9.09% 4
Yorkshire +131 42 £55,000 -10.57% 4
Work from Home +33 38 £67,500 +8.00% 12
North West +80 34 £60,000 +4.35% 6
West Midlands +107 33 £62,500 +19.05% 1
Scotland +56 20 £56,500 +6.60% 4
South West +110 16 £60,000 +9.09% 6
East Midlands +88 16 £58,750 -4.08% 3
East of England +95 12 £75,000 +39.53% 1
Northern Ireland +22 4 £55,000 +10.00%
North East +24 1 £60,000 -18.92% 1

Technical Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

1 153 (35.83%) Agile Software Development
2 120 (28.10%) Azure
3 110 (25.76%) .NET
4 90 (21.08%) AWS
5 85 (19.91%) JavaScript
5 85 (19.91%) Microservices
6 83 (19.44%) Java
7 79 (18.50%) SQL
8 75 (17.56%) C#
9 73 (17.10%) Finance
10 71 (16.63%) Microsoft
11 68 (15.93%) Software Engineering
12 62 (14.52%) Mentoring
13 57 (13.35%) DevOps
14 54 (12.65%) Scrum
15 53 (12.41%) AngularJS
16 51 (11.94%) Python
17 48 (11.24%) HTML
17 48 (11.24%) ASP.NET
18 47 (11.01%) TDD
18 47 (11.01%) Kubernetes
19 46 (10.77%) Degree
20 44 (10.30%) CSS
21 43 (10.07%) SQL Server
22 42 (9.84%) Technical Leadership
23 41 (9.60%) React
23 41 (9.60%) .NET Core
24 40 (9.37%) Windows
24 40 (9.37%) Git (software)
25 39 (9.13%) Linux

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 10 (2.34%) Apache Spark
2 9 (2.11%) Elasticsearch
3 6 (1.41%) IIS
3 6 (1.41%) SharePoint
4 5 (1.17%) Apache
4 5 (1.17%) Confluence
5 4 (0.94%) nginx
5 4 (0.94%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 4 (0.94%) Tomcat
6 3 (0.70%) Oracle Workflow
7 2 (0.47%) CMS
7 2 (0.47%) Drupal
7 2 (0.47%) Ethereum
7 2 (0.47%) Skype for Business
7 2 (0.47%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.23%) Mule
8 1 (0.23%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.23%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.23%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.23%) WordPress
Applications
1 8 (1.87%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.70%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.47%) Chatbot
3 2 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 19 (4.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (2.81%) Oracle ERP
3 9 (2.11%) Oracle Payables
3 9 (2.11%) Oracle Receivables
4 4 (0.94%) Oracle BPM
4 4 (0.94%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.70%) Sentinel
6 2 (0.47%) BusinessWorks
6 2 (0.47%) Distributed Ledger
6 2 (0.47%) SAP MDG
6 2 (0.47%) SAP MDM
6 2 (0.47%) SAP S/4HANA
7 1 (0.23%) Elite 3E
7 1 (0.23%) Endur
7 1 (0.23%) Magento
7 1 (0.23%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.23%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 120 (28.10%) Azure
2 90 (21.08%) AWS
3 33 (7.73%) Office 365
4 28 (6.56%) Serverless
5 23 (5.39%) GCP
5 23 (5.39%) SaaS
6 22 (5.15%) Power Platform
7 20 (4.68%) AWS Lambda
8 18 (4.22%) Dynamics 365
9 16 (3.75%) Amazon ECS
10 11 (2.58%) Amazon EC2
10 11 (2.58%) IaaS
10 11 (2.58%) PaaS
11 5 (1.17%) Apigee
11 5 (1.17%) npm
12 4 (0.94%) GitHub
12 4 (0.94%) Twilio
13 3 (0.70%) Amazon Kinesis
13 3 (0.70%) Azure ExpressRoute
13 3 (0.70%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 14 (3.28%) Unified Communications
2 9 (2.11%) Firewall
3 8 (1.87%) Internet
4 7 (1.64%) TCP/IP
5 6 (1.41%) DHCP
5 6 (1.41%) DNS
5 6 (1.41%) LAN
5 6 (1.41%) WAN
6 4 (0.94%) Intrusion Detection
6 4 (0.94%) Skype
7 3 (0.70%) VoIP
7 3 (0.70%) Wireshark
8 2 (0.47%) Intranet
8 2 (0.47%) MPLS
8 2 (0.47%) SAN
8 2 (0.47%) VPN
8 2 (0.47%) WEP
8 2 (0.47%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (0.47%) Wireless
9 1 (0.23%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (10.07%) SQL Server
2 25 (5.85%) MongoDB
3 23 (5.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 20 (4.68%) NoSQL
5 18 (4.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 14 (3.28%) Big Data
6 14 (3.28%) MySQL
7 12 (2.81%) Data Warehouse
7 12 (2.81%) Power BI
8 9 (2.11%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 9 (2.11%) Oracle Reports
8 9 (2.11%) PostgreSQL
8 9 (2.11%) Relational Database
9 6 (1.41%) Amazon Redshift
9 6 (1.41%) Redis
10 5 (1.17%) Data Lake
11 4 (0.94%) Cosmos DB
11 4 (0.94%) DB2
11 4 (0.94%) Oracle Database
12 3 (0.70%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 40 (9.37%) Git (software)
2 26 (6.09%) Visual Studio
3 25 (5.85%) JIRA
4 19 (4.45%) Jenkins
5 14 (3.28%) Subversion
6 9 (2.11%) Artifactory
6 9 (2.11%) Selenium
6 9 (2.11%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (1.41%) GitLab
7 6 (1.41%) JMeter
7 6 (1.41%) Ranorex
7 6 (1.41%) SoapUI
8 5 (1.17%) Maven
8 5 (1.17%) Oracle Forms
8 5 (1.17%) TeamCity
9 4 (0.94%) gulp
9 4 (0.94%) Octopus Deploy
9 4 (0.94%) Oracle APEX
10 3 (0.70%) SonarQube
10 3 (0.70%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 73 (17.10%) Finance
2 37 (8.67%) Banking
3 16 (3.75%) Retail
4 14 (3.28%) Private Banking
5 13 (3.04%) Telecoms
6 12 (2.81%) Front Office
7 11 (2.58%) Back Office
8 8 (1.87%) Marketing
8 8 (1.87%) Public Sector
9 7 (1.64%) Games
9 7 (1.64%) Legal
10 6 (1.41%) Billing
10 6 (1.41%) Electronics
11 4 (0.94%) Law
12 3 (0.70%) Investment Banking
12 3 (0.70%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.47%) Automotive
14 1 (0.23%) Financial Institution
14 1 (0.23%) Local Government
14 1 (0.23%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 110 (25.76%) .NET
2 53 (12.41%) AngularJS
3 48 (11.24%) ASP.NET
3 48 (11.24%) HTML
4 44 (10.30%) CSS
5 41 (9.60%) .NET Core
5 41 (9.60%) React
6 36 (8.43%) Web Services
7 34 (7.96%) Node.js
8 25 (5.85%) XML
9 19 (4.45%) Kafka
9 19 (4.45%) REST
9 19 (4.45%) RESTful
10 18 (4.22%) WCF
11 16 (3.75%) ASP.NET MVC
11 16 (3.75%) jQuery
11 16 (3.75%) Middleware
11 16 (3.75%) Vue.js
12 15 (3.51%) ASP.NET Web API
13 14 (3.28%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 30 (7.03%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (4.22%) Greenfield Project
3 15 (3.51%) Hedge funds
4 14 (3.28%) User Experience
5 13 (3.04%) Management Information System
5 13 (3.04%) Mobile App
5 13 (3.04%) Public Cloud
6 11 (2.58%) Equities
6 11 (2.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 10 (2.34%) Derivative
7 10 (2.34%) Enterprise Software
7 10 (2.34%) Fixed Income
8 9 (2.11%) Cloud Native
8 9 (2.11%) Self-Motivation
8 9 (2.11%) Virtual Team
9 7 (1.64%) Data Structures
10 5 (1.17%) Renewable Energy
11 4 (0.94%) N-Tier
12 3 (0.70%) Mobile Games
12 3 (0.70%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 40 (9.37%) Windows
2 39 (9.13%) Linux
3 17 (3.98%) Unix
4 10 (2.34%) Windows 10
5 7 (1.64%) Windows Server
6 6 (1.41%) Windows 7
7 5 (1.17%) Android
8 3 (0.70%) Mac OS
8 3 (0.70%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.47%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.47%) Windows Server 2016
9 2 (0.47%) Windows Server 2019
10 1 (0.23%) CentOS
10 1 (0.23%) HPUX
10 1 (0.23%) MVS
10 1 (0.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 153 (35.83%) Agile Software Development
2 85 (19.91%) Microservices
3 68 (15.93%) Software Engineering
4 62 (14.52%) Mentoring
5 57 (13.35%) DevOps
6 54 (12.65%) Scrum
7 47 (11.01%) TDD
8 42 (9.84%) Technical Leadership
9 39 (9.13%) Migration
10 31 (7.26%) Problem-Solving
11 30 (7.03%) CRM
11 30 (7.03%) Test Automation
12 29 (6.79%) Continuous Integration
13 28 (6.56%) MVC
13 28 (6.56%) Web Development
14 27 (6.32%) Project Delivery
15 26 (6.09%) Continuous Improvement
16 25 (5.85%) Analytics
16 25 (5.85%) OO
16 25 (5.85%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 85 (19.91%) JavaScript
2 83 (19.44%) Java
3 79 (18.50%) SQL
4 75 (17.56%) C#
5 51 (11.94%) Python
6 22 (5.15%) C++
7 20 (4.68%) PowerShell
8 19 (4.45%) Scala
9 17 (3.98%) TypeScript
10 16 (3.75%) PHP
11 14 (3.28%) C
12 11 (2.58%) Go
12 11 (2.58%) Kotlin
13 9 (2.11%) Bash Shell
14 7 (1.64%) PL/SQL
15 6 (1.41%) Ruby
16 5 (1.17%) Java 8
16 5 (1.17%) T-SQL
17 4 (0.94%) Apex Code
17 4 (0.94%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 46 (10.77%) Degree
2 13 (3.04%) Oracle Certification
3 10 (2.34%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (2.11%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (1.87%) CCNP
6 7 (1.64%) CISSP
6 7 (1.64%) Security Cleared
7 6 (1.41%) MCSE
8 5 (1.17%) Computer Science Degree
9 4 (0.94%) CCNA
9 4 (0.94%) CISA
9 4 (0.94%) CISM
9 4 (0.94%) DV Cleared
10 3 (0.70%) SC Cleared
10 3 (0.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 2 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.47%) MBA
11 2 (0.47%) MCITP
11 2 (0.47%) OSCP
11 2 (0.47%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (4.22%) QA
2 15 (3.51%) GDPR
3 6 (1.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (1.17%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.70%) Cyber Essentials
5 3 (0.70%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.47%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 2 (0.47%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.23%) HL7
7 1 (0.23%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 1 (0.23%) PMO
System Software
1 34 (7.96%) Docker
2 21 (4.92%) Active Directory
3 10 (2.34%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.94%) Hyper-V
4 4 (0.94%) vSphere
5 3 (0.70%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.47%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.23%) KVM
7 1 (0.23%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.23%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 47 (11.01%) Kubernetes
2 15 (3.51%) SCCM
3 11 (2.58%) Terraform
4 4 (0.94%) Ansible
4 4 (0.94%) Istio
4 4 (0.94%) SCOM
4 4 (0.94%) Single Sign-On
5 3 (0.70%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (0.47%) HAProxy
6 2 (0.47%) MIIS
6 2 (0.47%) Nessus
6 2 (0.47%) Puppet
6 2 (0.47%) TIBCO Hawk
7 1 (0.23%) Computer Incident Response Team
7 1 (0.23%) Grafana
7 1 (0.23%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.23%) Prometheus
7 1 (0.23%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.23%) vCenter Server
7 1 (0.23%) vRealize
Vendors
1 71 (16.63%) Microsoft
2 39 (9.13%) Oracle
3 23 (5.39%) Google
4 19 (4.45%) VMware
5 10 (2.34%) Citrix
6 9 (2.11%) Cisco
6 9 (2.11%) Salesforce.com
7 6 (1.41%) Tableau
8 4 (0.94%) Dell
8 4 (0.94%) NetApp
8 4 (0.94%) Talend
9 3 (0.70%) Ab Initio
9 3 (0.70%) Facebook
9 3 (0.70%) HP
9 3 (0.70%) MuleSoft
9 3 (0.70%) Splunk
10 2 (0.47%) ArcSight
10 2 (0.47%) Aveksa
10 2 (0.47%) Databricks
10 2 (0.47%) NVIDIA