Period
to 21 October 2018

The median annual salary for a Technical Leader was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 October 2018.

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 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 397 367 401
Rank change year-on-year -30 +34 -3
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Leader 1,289 1,525 1,452
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.79% 0.88% 0.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.82% 0.91% 0.79%
Number of salaries quoted 956 1,053 1,205
UK median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +8.33% -
10th Percentile £43,750 £42,100 £41,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £93,750 £93,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +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 156,873 167,151 184,491
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.91% 95.94% 96.55%
Number of salaries quoted 126,373 133,833 154,598
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +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 2018.

Salary histogram for Technical Leader in the UK

Technical Leader
Top 15 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 2018. 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 -42 1,135 £65,000 -2.99% 113
UK excluding London +8 632 £57,500 +9.52% 69
London -64 612 £80,000 +6.67% 51
South East +12 182 £60,000 - 14
North of England +18 132 £55,000 +4.76% 23
Scotland +41 94 £55,000 +4.76% 3
East of England +66 92 £62,500 -1.96% 13
North West -13 84 £57,500 +9.52% 10
Midlands -4 69 £51,250 +2.50% 7
West Midlands +18 62 £50,000 - 5
South West -9 48 £55,000 -4.35% 5
Yorkshire +18 33 £60,000 +20.00% 11
Wales +16 24 £55,242 +11.56% 3
North East 0 17 £55,000 +17.02% 2
East Midlands -21 7 £65,000 +13.04% 1

Technical Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 October 2018, 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.

1 639 (49.57%) Agile Software Development
2 340 (26.38%) Finance
3 334 (25.91%) Java
4 329 (25.52%) C#
5 312 (24.20%) JavaScript
6 311 (24.13%) .NET
7 271 (21.02%) SQL
8 261 (20.25%) Microsoft
9 248 (19.24%) Scrum
9 248 (19.24%) Microsoft Azure
10 223 (17.30%) Mentoring
11 222 (17.22%) HTML
12 218 (16.91%) Problem-Solving
13 200 (15.52%) TDD
14 189 (14.66%) DevOps
15 187 (14.51%) SQL Server
16 184 (14.27%) Amazon AWS
17 173 (13.42%) OO
17 173 (13.42%) Software Engineering
18 171 (13.27%) Microservices
19 163 (12.65%) Windows
20 154 (11.95%) AngularJS
21 140 (10.86%) Oracle
22 138 (10.71%) Test Automation
23 137 (10.63%) Linux
23 137 (10.63%) CSS
24 118 (9.15%) Coaching
25 117 (9.08%) Spring
26 116 (9.00%) ASP.NET
27 112 (8.69%) Python

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 68 (5.28%) SharePoint
2 49 (3.80%) Apache
3 37 (2.87%) MS Exchange
4 28 (2.17%) Tomcat
5 24 (1.86%) Exchange Server 2013
6 23 (1.78%) Apache Spark
6 23 (1.78%) Confluence
7 22 (1.71%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 19 (1.47%) CMS
9 18 (1.40%) BizTalk Server
9 18 (1.40%) IIS
10 16 (1.24%) WebSphere
11 15 (1.16%) Elasticsearch
12 14 (1.09%) WebLogic
13 13 (1.01%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 12 (0.93%) JBoss
15 11 (0.85%) Skype for Business
16 10 (0.78%) Ethereum
16 10 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2010
16 10 (0.78%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 33 (2.56%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (1.09%) Microsoft Project
3 13 (1.01%) Microsoft Excel
4 8 (0.62%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.31%) Acrobat
5 4 (0.31%) FrameMaker
5 4 (0.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.31%) RoboHelp
6 3 (0.23%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.16%) Mingle
7 2 (0.16%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.078%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.078%) EngageOne
8 1 (0.078%) Maya
8 1 (0.078%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.078%) Weka
Business Applications
1 10 (0.78%) Remedy ITSM
2 8 (0.62%) Dynamics AX
2 8 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.31%) Adobe Campaign
3 4 (0.31%) Eloqua
3 4 (0.31%) NetSuite
4 3 (0.23%) PeopleSoft Financials
4 3 (0.23%) PeopleSoft HCM
5 2 (0.16%) Carpe Diem
5 2 (0.16%) Cognos TM1
5 2 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.16%) Sage 200
5 2 (0.16%) SAP APO
6 1 (0.078%) Endur
6 1 (0.078%) Magento
6 1 (0.078%) OpenCart
6 1 (0.078%) SAP BPC
6 1 (0.078%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 248 (19.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 184 (14.27%) Amazon AWS
3 78 (6.05%) Office 365
4 52 (4.03%) SaaS
5 41 (3.18%) Google Cloud Platform
6 35 (2.72%) Cloud Computing
7 32 (2.48%) PaaS
8 21 (1.63%) GitHub
9 19 (1.47%) IaaS
10 12 (0.93%) IBM Cloud
11 10 (0.78%) Dynamics 365
12 9 (0.70%) AWS CloudFormation
12 9 (0.70%) Force.com
12 9 (0.70%) Serverless
13 8 (0.62%) AWS Lambda
13 8 (0.62%) Slack
13 8 (0.62%) Yammer
14 7 (0.54%) Azure Active Directory
14 7 (0.54%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
15 6 (0.47%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 70 (5.43%) Firewall
2 50 (3.88%) DNS
3 41 (3.18%) DHCP
4 32 (2.48%) LAN
4 32 (2.48%) SAN
5 30 (2.33%) WAN
6 27 (2.09%) VPN
7 23 (1.78%) Network Security
8 22 (1.71%) TCP/IP
9 21 (1.63%) Skype
10 20 (1.55%) VoIP
11 15 (1.16%) Ethernet
12 13 (1.01%) HTTP
13 12 (0.93%) Unified Communications
13 12 (0.93%) VLAN
13 12 (0.93%) Wi-Fi
14 9 (0.70%) Internet
15 8 (0.62%) Cisco Nexus
15 8 (0.62%) CTI
15 8 (0.62%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 187 (14.51%) SQL Server
2 97 (7.53%) MySQL
3 90 (6.98%) NoSQL
4 60 (4.65%) PostgreSQL
5 52 (4.03%) Hadoop
6 51 (3.96%) MongoDB
6 51 (3.96%) Relational Database
6 51 (3.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 36 (2.79%) Oracle Database
8 33 (2.56%) SQL Server 2012
9 27 (2.09%) Data Warehouse
9 27 (2.09%) SQL Server 2014
10 25 (1.94%) Big Data
11 23 (1.78%) Apache Cassandra
11 23 (1.78%) Couchbase
11 23 (1.78%) SQL Server 2008
12 22 (1.71%) Blockchain
13 21 (1.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 19 (1.47%) SQL Server 2005
15 14 (1.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 89 (6.90%) Git (software)
2 84 (6.52%) Jenkins
3 68 (5.28%) Maven
4 58 (4.50%) JIRA
5 47 (3.65%) Team Foundation Server
6 46 (3.57%) Visual Studio
7 42 (3.26%) TeamCity
8 30 (2.33%) Ant
9 27 (2.09%) Subversion
10 26 (2.02%) Octopus Deploy
10 26 (2.02%) Selenium
11 23 (1.78%) JUnit
12 19 (1.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 17 (1.32%) Visual Studio Team System
14 14 (1.09%) Gradle
15 13 (1.01%) Sonatype Nexus
16 12 (0.93%) SonarQube
17 11 (0.85%) Eclipse
17 11 (0.85%) git-flow
18 10 (0.78%) Bitbucket
General
1 340 (26.38%) Finance
2 59 (4.58%) Banking
3 53 (4.11%) Retail
4 48 (3.72%) Front Office
5 24 (1.86%) Marketing
6 20 (1.55%) Games
7 17 (1.32%) Back Office
8 16 (1.24%) Billing
9 14 (1.09%) Investment Banking
9 14 (1.09%) Telecoms
10 11 (0.85%) Advertising
11 8 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
11 8 (0.62%) Publishing
12 7 (0.54%) Law
12 7 (0.54%) Legal
13 5 (0.39%) Retail Banking
14 4 (0.31%) Financial Institution
14 4 (0.31%) French Language
15 3 (0.23%) Manufacturing
16 2 (0.16%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 311 (24.13%) .NET
2 222 (17.22%) HTML
3 154 (11.95%) AngularJS
4 137 (10.63%) CSS
5 117 (9.08%) Spring
6 116 (9.00%) ASP.NET
7 111 (8.61%) React
8 108 (8.38%) Web Services
9 102 (7.91%) REST
10 100 (7.76%) Node.js
11 94 (7.29%) .NET Framework
12 84 (6.52%) HTML5
13 65 (5.04%) ASP.NET Web API
13 65 (5.04%) WCF
14 58 (4.50%) ASP.NET MVC
15 57 (4.42%) SOAP
16 56 (4.34%) Hibernate
17 50 (3.88%) Entity Framework
18 49 (3.80%) WPF
19 45 (3.49%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 80 (6.21%) Greenfield Project
2 78 (6.05%) User Experience
3 63 (4.89%) Data Centre
4 57 (4.42%) Fintech
5 56 (4.34%) Self-Motivation
6 54 (4.19%) Computer Science
7 45 (3.49%) Analytical Skills
8 41 (3.18%) Enterprise Software
9 29 (2.25%) Algorithms
10 26 (2.02%) Mobile App
11 24 (1.86%) Equities
12 22 (1.71%) Hedge funds
13 21 (1.63%) Data Structures
13 21 (1.63%) Hybrid Cloud
14 18 (1.40%) Management Information System
15 15 (1.16%) iSeries
16 14 (1.09%) Virtual Team
17 13 (1.01%) BYOD
17 13 (1.01%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 13 (1.01%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 163 (12.65%) Windows
2 137 (10.63%) Linux
3 79 (6.13%) Unix
4 67 (5.20%) Windows Server
5 48 (3.72%) Windows Server 2012
6 41 (3.18%) Windows Server 2008
7 31 (2.40%) Windows 7
8 25 (1.94%) Windows 10
9 24 (1.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 22 (1.71%) SUSE
11 17 (1.32%) Windows 8
12 16 (1.24%) Windows Server 2003
13 11 (0.85%) Android
14 9 (0.70%) Ubuntu
15 8 (0.62%) AIX
15 8 (0.62%) Apple iOS
15 8 (0.62%) CentOS
16 6 (0.47%) Solaris
17 4 (0.31%) HPUX
17 4 (0.31%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 639 (49.57%) Agile Software Development
2 248 (19.24%) Scrum
3 223 (17.30%) Mentoring
4 218 (16.91%) Problem-Solving
5 200 (15.52%) TDD
6 189 (14.66%) DevOps
7 173 (13.42%) OO
7 173 (13.42%) Software Engineering
8 171 (13.27%) Microservices
9 138 (10.71%) Test Automation
10 118 (9.15%) Coaching
11 107 (8.30%) Continuous Integration
12 106 (8.22%) Project Management
13 104 (8.07%) ITIL
13 104 (8.07%) MVC
14 100 (7.76%) SDLC
15 89 (6.90%) Technical Architecture
16 72 (5.59%) Continuous Improvement
17 71 (5.51%) Line Management
18 70 (5.43%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 334 (25.91%) Java
2 329 (25.52%) C#
3 312 (24.20%) JavaScript
4 271 (21.02%) SQL
5 112 (8.69%) Python
6 90 (6.98%) PHP
7 65 (5.04%) Java 8
8 61 (4.73%) PowerShell
9 33 (2.56%) Apex Code
9 33 (2.56%) C++
10 30 (2.33%) Shell Script
11 24 (1.86%) Scala
12 22 (1.71%) C
13 21 (1.63%) ES6
13 21 (1.63%) T-SQL
14 20 (1.55%) PL/SQL
14 20 (1.55%) VB
15 17 (1.32%) Bash Shell
16 16 (1.24%) Ruby
17 15 (1.16%) Go
Qualifications
1 87 (6.75%) Degree
2 51 (3.96%) Microsoft Certification
3 43 (3.34%) MCSE
4 36 (2.79%) Cisco Certification
5 32 (2.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 30 (2.33%) CCNP
6 30 (2.33%) Security Cleared
7 23 (1.78%) CCNA
8 20 (1.55%) MCSA
9 18 (1.40%) SC Cleared
10 17 (1.32%) Computer Science Degree
10 17 (1.32%) ITIL Certification
11 16 (1.24%) PMI Certification
12 13 (1.01%) Citrix Certification
12 13 (1.01%) MCITP
13 11 (0.85%) VCP5
14 10 (0.78%) CISSP
14 10 (0.78%) ISEB
15 9 (0.70%) MCP
16 8 (0.62%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (2.95%) QA
2 31 (2.40%) SLA
3 17 (1.32%) GDPR
4 15 (1.16%) PCI DSS
4 15 (1.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 9 (0.70%) Data Quality
6 8 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 8 (0.62%) MiFID
7 7 (0.54%) PMO
8 4 (0.31%) COBIT
9 2 (0.16%) P3O
10 1 (0.078%) HIPAA
10 1 (0.078%) IFRS
10 1 (0.078%) PSD2
10 1 (0.078%) SEPA
System Software
1 109 (8.46%) Docker
2 108 (8.38%) Active Directory
3 73 (5.66%) VMware Infrastructure
4 37 (2.87%) Hyper-V
5 12 (0.93%) vSphere
6 10 (0.78%) XenApp
7 6 (0.47%) Virtual Desktop
7 6 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (0.47%) VMware NSX
8 5 (0.39%) Ceph
8 5 (0.39%) Virtual Machines
9 4 (0.31%) BitLocker
9 4 (0.31%) NFS
10 3 (0.23%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.16%) Firmware
11 2 (0.16%) Snort
12 1 (0.078%) HDFS
12 1 (0.078%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.078%) Samba
12 1 (0.078%) Xen
Systems Management
1 74 (5.74%) Ansible
2 73 (5.66%) Puppet
3 54 (4.19%) Opscode Chef
3 54 (4.19%) SCCM
4 36 (2.79%) Kubernetes
5 28 (2.17%) Terraform
6 24 (1.86%) SCOM
7 18 (1.40%) Red Hat Satellite
8 17 (1.32%) vRealize
9 12 (0.93%) vRealize Orchestrator
10 11 (0.85%) WSUS
11 10 (0.78%) WMI
12 8 (0.62%) Norton AntiVirus
13 7 (0.54%) Cisco CUCM
14 6 (0.47%) Docker Swarm
14 6 (0.47%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 4 (0.31%) Microsoft Intune
15 4 (0.31%) vCenter Server
16 3 (0.23%) Grafana
16 3 (0.23%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 261 (20.25%) Microsoft
2 140 (10.86%) Oracle
3 109 (8.46%) VMware
4 82 (6.36%) Cisco
5 51 (3.96%) HP
6 46 (3.57%) Google
7 41 (3.18%) Salesforce.com
8 36 (2.79%) Citrix
9 34 (2.64%) Red Hat
10 31 (2.40%) Dell
11 28 (2.17%) Adobe
12 23 (1.78%) NetApp
13 22 (1.71%) CheckPoint
14 21 (1.63%) McAfee
15 19 (1.47%) IBM
16 18 (1.40%) Splunk
17 14 (1.09%) Cadence
18 13 (1.01%) Avaya
18 13 (1.01%) Intel
19 11 (0.85%) Remedy