Period
to 27 February 2021

The median annual salary for a Technical Leader was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 27 February 2021.

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
27 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 337 375 434
Rank change year-on-year +38 +59 -19
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Leader 641 999 1,053
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.86% 0.81% 0.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.92% 0.85% 0.73%
Number of salaries quoted 651 901 875
Median annual salary £65,000 £66,000 £67,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.52% -2.22% +8.00%
10th Percentile £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £95,000 £97,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £55,001 £57,500
% change year-on-year +9.09% -4.35% +9.52%

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 69,711 117,373 145,049
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.89% 95.47% 95.96%
Number of salaries quoted 55,817 95,129 117,577
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £31,986 £29,000 £28,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £87,500 £84,000
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 27 February 2021.

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 27 February 2021. 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 +37 592 £65,000 -3.70% 86
UK excluding London +19 351 £60,000 +9.09% 60
London +58 257 £80,000 - 28
Work from Home -55 113 £65,000 -10.34% 20
North of England -4 107 £60,000 +1.69% 21
South East +47 92 £65,000 +4.00% 13
South West +65 65 £57,500 +6.98% 13
Midlands +41 51 £60,000 +9.09% 7
North West +7 48 £60,000 - 9
Yorkshire +3 47 £57,500 +1.32% 9
West Midlands +32 34 £60,000 +14.29% 5
Scotland +21 18 £62,500 +17.37% 1
East Midlands +32 17 £57,500 +2.22% 2
East of England +73 12 £78,500 +42.73% 4
North East +16 12 £65,000 +8.33% 3
Wales +39 6 £54,500 +3.81%

Technical Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 2021, 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.

1 250 (39.00%) Agile Software Development
2 231 (36.04%) Azure
3 174 (27.15%) Microsoft
4 166 (25.90%) Java
5 145 (22.62%) SQL
6 132 (20.59%) .NET
7 131 (20.44%) AWS
8 126 (19.66%) DevOps
9 122 (19.03%) JavaScript
10 107 (16.69%) C#
11 101 (15.76%) Windows
12 97 (15.13%) Microservices
13 96 (14.98%) Finance
14 75 (11.70%) Scrum
14 75 (11.70%) Microsoft 365
15 74 (11.54%) Python
16 73 (11.39%) Mentoring
17 72 (11.23%) HTML
18 71 (11.08%) Active Directory
19 69 (10.76%) SQL Server
20 66 (10.30%) AngularJS
21 65 (10.14%) CSS
22 61 (9.52%) Docker
23 58 (9.05%) TDD
23 58 (9.05%) Banking
24 56 (8.74%) Software Engineering
24 56 (8.74%) Kubernetes
25 55 (8.58%) Technical Leadership
25 55 (8.58%) Linux
25 55 (8.58%) ASP.NET

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 39 (6.08%) SharePoint
2 20 (3.12%) CMS
3 14 (2.18%) Confluence
4 13 (2.03%) Elasticsearch
5 10 (1.56%) WebSphere
5 10 (1.56%) WebSphere Application Server
6 9 (1.40%) Apache
6 9 (1.40%) IIS
6 9 (1.40%) MS Exchange
7 8 (1.25%) BizTalk Server
7 8 (1.25%) Sitecore CMS
8 6 (0.94%) Apache Solr
8 6 (0.94%) Umbraco
9 4 (0.62%) EPiServer
9 4 (0.62%) Oracle Workflow
10 3 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2013
10 3 (0.47%) Liferay
10 3 (0.47%) nginx
10 3 (0.47%) OpenStack
10 3 (0.47%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 18 (2.81%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.47%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (0.31%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.16%) EngageOne
4 1 (0.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 32 (4.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (1.72%) Oracle ERP
3 5 (0.78%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (0.78%) PeopleSoft HCM
4 3 (0.47%) Magento
4 3 (0.47%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (0.47%) SAP S/4HANA
5 2 (0.31%) Oracle Payables
5 2 (0.31%) Oracle Receivables
5 2 (0.31%) SAP MDG
5 2 (0.31%) SAP MDM
5 2 (0.31%) Sentinel
6 1 (0.16%) Infor M3
6 1 (0.16%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.16%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 1 (0.16%) StreamServe
Cloud Services
1 231 (36.04%) Azure
2 131 (20.44%) AWS
3 75 (11.70%) Microsoft 365
4 48 (7.49%) SaaS
5 40 (6.24%) Power Platform
6 37 (5.77%) Dynamics 365
7 36 (5.62%) PaaS
8 32 (4.99%) IaaS
9 30 (4.68%) PowerApps
10 22 (3.43%) Azure Active Directory
11 18 (2.81%) GCP
12 17 (2.65%) Serverless
13 12 (1.87%) AWS CloudFormation
14 11 (1.72%) AWS Lambda
14 11 (1.72%) Salesforce Service Cloud
15 8 (1.25%) Boomi
15 8 (1.25%) Logic Apps
16 6 (0.94%) Algolia
16 6 (0.94%) Amazon EC2
16 6 (0.94%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 36 (5.62%) SAN
2 20 (3.12%) Unified Communications
3 17 (2.65%) Firewall
4 15 (2.34%) Cisco ASA
5 14 (2.18%) DNS
6 12 (1.87%) Internet
7 11 (1.72%) VPN
8 10 (1.56%) Network Security
8 10 (1.56%) VLAN
9 9 (1.40%) DHCP
9 9 (1.40%) WAN
10 7 (1.09%) MPLS
11 6 (0.94%) TCP/IP
11 6 (0.94%) Wi-Fi
12 5 (0.78%) BGP
12 5 (0.78%) LAN
12 5 (0.78%) Wireless
13 4 (0.62%) BIG-IP
13 4 (0.62%) OSPF
13 4 (0.62%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (10.76%) SQL Server
2 40 (6.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 34 (5.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 31 (4.84%) Relational Database
5 21 (3.28%) MongoDB
5 21 (3.28%) MySQL
6 17 (2.65%) PostgreSQL
7 16 (2.50%) NoSQL
8 13 (2.03%) Power BI
9 12 (1.87%) Data Warehouse
10 11 (1.72%) Oracle BI Publisher
11 9 (1.40%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 9 (1.40%) Big Data
12 8 (1.25%) Oracle ODI
13 7 (1.09%) Cosmos DB
13 7 (1.09%) Redis
14 6 (0.94%) Endeca
14 6 (0.94%) Oracle Reports
15 5 (0.78%) Amazon RDS
15 5 (0.78%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 42 (6.55%) Git (software)
2 37 (5.77%) Visual Studio
3 31 (4.84%) JIRA
4 22 (3.43%) Jenkins
5 10 (1.56%) Maven
6 8 (1.25%) Oracle APEX
7 6 (0.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 5 (0.78%) Oracle Forms
8 5 (0.78%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 4 (0.62%) Ant
9 4 (0.62%) Sonatype Nexus
9 4 (0.62%) Subversion
10 3 (0.47%) Bitbucket
10 3 (0.47%) Cucumber
10 3 (0.47%) GitLab
10 3 (0.47%) gulp
10 3 (0.47%) Selenium
10 3 (0.47%) SoapUI
10 3 (0.47%) SpecFlow
11 2 (0.31%) Jasmine
General
1 96 (14.98%) Finance
2 58 (9.05%) Banking
3 26 (4.06%) Private Banking
4 16 (2.50%) Retail
5 13 (2.03%) Front Office
6 11 (1.72%) Marketing
7 10 (1.56%) Public Sector
8 8 (1.25%) French Language
8 8 (1.25%) German Language
8 8 (1.25%) Spanish Language
9 7 (1.09%) Legal
9 7 (1.09%) Pharmaceutical
9 7 (1.09%) Retail Banking
9 7 (1.09%) Telecoms
10 6 (0.94%) Billing
10 6 (0.94%) Financial Institution
11 5 (0.78%) Law
12 4 (0.62%) Digital Economy
12 4 (0.62%) Games
12 4 (0.62%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 132 (20.59%) .NET
2 72 (11.23%) HTML
3 66 (10.30%) AngularJS
4 65 (10.14%) CSS
5 55 (8.58%) ASP.NET
6 47 (7.33%) React
7 46 (7.18%) XML
8 42 (6.55%) Web Services
9 41 (6.40%) Node.js
10 39 (6.08%) .NET Core
10 39 (6.08%) Spring
11 32 (4.99%) Spring Boot
12 31 (4.84%) WCF
13 29 (4.52%) RESTful
13 29 (4.52%) XSD
14 25 (3.90%) REST
15 24 (3.74%) Kafka
16 20 (3.12%) .NET Framework
17 19 (2.96%) jQuery
18 16 (2.50%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 30 (4.68%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (4.06%) Greenfield Project
3 25 (3.90%) Public Cloud
4 21 (3.28%) Mobile App
5 20 (3.12%) User Experience
6 18 (2.81%) Cloud Native
7 15 (2.34%) Data Centre
8 14 (2.18%) Management Information System
9 13 (2.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 12 (1.87%) Equities
10 12 (1.87%) Hybrid Cloud
10 12 (1.87%) Self-Motivation
11 10 (1.56%) Client/Server
11 10 (1.56%) Derivative
12 8 (1.25%) Data Structures
12 8 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
13 5 (0.78%) Analytical Mindset
13 5 (0.78%) Clustering
14 4 (0.62%) Internet of Things
14 4 (0.62%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 101 (15.76%) Windows
2 55 (8.58%) Linux
3 52 (8.11%) Windows Server
4 20 (3.12%) Windows Server 2012
5 19 (2.96%) Unix
6 16 (2.50%) Windows 10
6 16 (2.50%) Windows Server 2019
7 15 (2.34%) Windows Server 2016
8 11 (1.72%) Apple iOS
9 10 (1.56%) Android
10 4 (0.62%) Mac OS
11 3 (0.47%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.31%) Windows Server 2008
13 1 (0.16%) Amazon Linux
13 1 (0.16%) CentOS
13 1 (0.16%) HPUX
13 1 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.16%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 250 (39.00%) Agile Software Development
2 126 (19.66%) DevOps
3 97 (15.13%) Microservices
4 75 (11.70%) Scrum
5 73 (11.39%) Mentoring
6 58 (9.05%) TDD
7 56 (8.74%) Software Engineering
8 55 (8.58%) Technical Leadership
9 52 (8.11%) Continuous Improvement
9 52 (8.11%) OO
10 51 (7.96%) Problem-Solving
11 44 (6.86%) CRM
12 42 (6.55%) Technical Architecture
13 41 (6.40%) Migration
14 40 (6.24%) Digital Transformation Programme
15 38 (5.93%) Continuous Integration
16 37 (5.77%) MVC
17 36 (5.62%) Business Intelligence
17 36 (5.62%) E-Commerce
18 35 (5.46%) Fintech
Programming Languages
1 166 (25.90%) Java
2 145 (22.62%) SQL
3 122 (19.03%) JavaScript
4 107 (16.69%) C#
5 74 (11.54%) Python
6 49 (7.64%) PowerShell
7 34 (5.30%) TypeScript
8 27 (4.21%) C++
9 21 (3.28%) PHP
10 17 (2.65%) Scala
11 16 (2.50%) T-SQL
12 15 (2.34%) Java 8
12 15 (2.34%) PL/SQL
13 14 (2.18%) Ruby
14 12 (1.87%) Apex Code
14 12 (1.87%) C
14 12 (1.87%) Go
15 11 (1.72%) Kotlin
16 7 (1.09%) Bash Shell
17 6 (0.94%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 51 (7.96%) Degree
2 41 (6.40%) Security Cleared
3 32 (4.99%) SC Cleared
4 23 (3.59%) Microsoft Certification
5 20 (3.12%) Cisco Certification
6 18 (2.81%) BPSS Clearance
7 15 (2.34%) CCNA
8 11 (1.72%) Oracle Certification
9 9 (1.40%) Computer Science Degree
9 9 (1.40%) MCSE
10 7 (1.09%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 6 (0.94%) CCNP
12 5 (0.78%) MCP
12 5 (0.78%) TOGAF Certification
13 3 (0.47%) CCIE
13 3 (0.47%) CISA
13 3 (0.47%) CISM
13 3 (0.47%) CISSP
13 3 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (0.47%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (3.12%) QA
2 12 (1.87%) SLA
3 11 (1.72%) GDPR
4 6 (0.94%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.31%) PSD2
6 1 (0.16%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.16%) PMO
System Software
1 71 (11.08%) Active Directory
2 61 (9.52%) Docker
3 27 (4.21%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (2.34%) Hyper-V
5 6 (0.94%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (0.62%) XenDesktop
7 3 (0.47%) XenApp
8 2 (0.31%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.16%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 1 (0.16%) Firmware
9 1 (0.16%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 56 (8.74%) Kubernetes
2 33 (5.15%) Terraform
3 32 (4.99%) SCCM
4 22 (3.43%) Microsoft Intune
5 18 (2.81%) Ansible
6 11 (1.72%) SCVMM
7 10 (1.56%) vCenter Server
8 8 (1.25%) Single Sign-On
9 7 (1.09%) Puppet
10 6 (0.94%) Opscode Chef
11 3 (0.47%) MIIS
11 3 (0.47%) Norton AntiVirus
11 3 (0.47%) Packer
12 2 (0.31%) CA Single Sign-On
12 2 (0.31%) FortiGate
12 2 (0.31%) Istio
12 2 (0.31%) Kibana
12 2 (0.31%) logstash
12 2 (0.31%) Microsoft Clustering
12 2 (0.31%) NetVault Backup
Vendors
1 174 (27.15%) Microsoft
2 55 (8.58%) VMware
3 41 (6.40%) Oracle
4 30 (4.68%) Cisco
5 23 (3.59%) Salesforce.com
6 16 (2.50%) Veeam
7 12 (1.87%) Dell
8 11 (1.72%) MuleSoft
8 11 (1.72%) ServiceNow
9 10 (1.56%) Dell Compellent
9 10 (1.56%) IBM
9 10 (1.56%) Sitecore
10 8 (1.25%) Citrix
10 8 (1.25%) Sophos
11 7 (1.09%) Google
11 7 (1.09%) Meraki
11 7 (1.09%) Symantec
12 5 (0.78%) Atlassian
12 5 (0.78%) JD Edwards
12 5 (0.78%) Sybase