Period
to 23 May 2018

The median annual salary for a Technical Leader was £62,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 May 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
23 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 422 420 426
Rank change year-on-year -2 +6 -13
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Leader 1,237 1,197 1,475
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.72% 0.71% 0.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.75% 0.73% 0.76%
Number of salaries quoted 962 958 1,221
UK median annual salary £62,500 £62,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.17% -
10th Percentile £44,000 £41,925 £40,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +0.91% +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 165,679 163,174 193,910
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.40% 96.46% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 134,885 135,060 162,836
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,525
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
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 23 May 2018.

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 May 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 +6 1,157 £62,500 - 107
London +47 608 £75,000 +3.45% 57
UK excluding London -37 597 £55,500 +0.91% 56
North of England +15 183 £55,000 +8.75% 19
South East -50 170 £60,000 +9.09% 11
North West +23 102 £55,000 +4.76% 10
East of England +3 86 £62,500 +2.46% 9
Yorkshire +11 59 £52,500 +5.00% 8
Midlands -10 57 £50,000 - 7
West Midlands +8 48 £50,000 - 6
Scotland -30 48 £60,000 +17.07% 4
South West -52 48 £50,000 -13.04% 4
North East +1 22 £55,000 +15.79% 1
East Midlands -11 8 £60,000 +17.07% 1
Wales +2 4 £57,500 +16.12% 2
Northern Ireland - 2 £47,500 -

Technical Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 May 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.

1 569 (46.00%) Agile Software Development
2 355 (28.70%) Java
3 295 (23.85%) .NET
4 290 (23.44%) Finance
5 288 (23.28%) TDD
6 275 (22.23%) JavaScript
7 268 (21.67%) C#
8 264 (21.34%) Microsoft
9 238 (19.24%) SQL
10 230 (18.59%) Scrum
11 203 (16.41%) HTML
12 179 (14.47%) SQL Server
13 169 (13.66%) Linux
13 169 (13.66%) Software Engineering
14 165 (13.34%) Mentoring
15 163 (13.18%) AngularJS
16 158 (12.77%) Amazon AWS
17 148 (11.96%) Microsoft Azure
18 144 (11.64%) Windows
19 141 (11.40%) Spring
20 140 (11.32%) Continuous Integration
21 138 (11.16%) CSS
22 131 (10.59%) BDD
23 130 (10.51%) Coaching
24 129 (10.43%) Microservices
25 128 (10.35%) React
26 127 (10.27%) Web Services
27 126 (10.19%) Problem-Solving
28 125 (10.11%) OO
29 122 (9.86%) MVC

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 61 (4.93%) MS Exchange
2 51 (4.12%) Confluence
3 50 (4.04%) Tomcat
4 42 (3.40%) Elasticsearch
5 37 (2.99%) SharePoint
6 33 (2.67%) Apache Spark
6 33 (2.67%) CMS
7 27 (2.18%) Apache
7 27 (2.18%) IIS
8 25 (2.02%) Exchange Server 2013
9 24 (1.94%) Drupal
10 21 (1.70%) Apache Solr
10 21 (1.70%) Cloud Foundry
11 20 (1.62%) Mule
11 20 (1.62%) Skype for Business
12 14 (1.13%) WebSphere
13 11 (0.89%) BizTalk Server
13 11 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2010
14 9 (0.73%) nginx
14 9 (0.73%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 32 (2.59%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (1.21%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (0.73%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (0.57%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.081%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.081%) Mingle
5 1 (0.081%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.081%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.081%) Weka
Business Applications
1 17 (1.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.89%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (0.57%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 6 (0.49%) Remedy ITSM
5 5 (0.40%) Cognos TM1
6 4 (0.32%) Magento
7 3 (0.24%) NetSuite
7 3 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
7 3 (0.24%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 3 (0.24%) Shopify
8 2 (0.16%) Adobe Campaign
8 2 (0.16%) SAP Hybris
9 1 (0.081%) Elite 3E
9 1 (0.081%) Eloqua
9 1 (0.081%) Markit EDM
9 1 (0.081%) OpenCart
9 1 (0.081%) Sage 200
9 1 (0.081%) SAP APO
9 1 (0.081%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 158 (12.77%) Amazon AWS
2 148 (11.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 48 (3.88%) Office 365
4 39 (3.15%) SaaS
5 31 (2.51%) PaaS
6 30 (2.43%) IaaS
7 27 (2.18%) GitHub
8 20 (1.62%) Slack
9 16 (1.29%) Amazon S3
9 16 (1.29%) Cloud Computing
10 15 (1.21%) Amazon EMR
11 12 (0.97%) Force.com
11 12 (0.97%) Serverless
12 10 (0.81%) Amazon EC2
13 9 (0.73%) AWS Lambda
13 9 (0.73%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
14 8 (0.65%) AWS CloudFormation
14 8 (0.65%) Dynamics 365
14 8 (0.65%) Google Cloud Platform
15 7 (0.57%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 75 (6.06%) Firewall
2 68 (5.50%) LAN
3 66 (5.34%) WAN
4 45 (3.64%) SAN
5 34 (2.75%) TCP/IP
6 32 (2.59%) DNS
7 31 (2.51%) Wi-Fi
8 24 (1.94%) Wireless
9 21 (1.70%) IP Telephony
10 20 (1.62%) VPN
11 19 (1.54%) Network Security
12 18 (1.46%) DHCP
12 18 (1.46%) Skype
13 17 (1.37%) HTTP
14 16 (1.29%) VoIP
15 15 (1.21%) VLAN
16 11 (0.89%) MPLS
17 9 (0.73%) NetScaler
17 9 (0.73%) VSAN
18 8 (0.65%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 179 (14.47%) SQL Server
2 79 (6.39%) MySQL
3 62 (5.01%) NoSQL
4 61 (4.93%) Big Data
5 58 (4.69%) Relational Database
6 45 (3.64%) MongoDB
7 44 (3.56%) Hadoop
8 43 (3.48%) PostgreSQL
9 30 (2.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 26 (2.10%) Apache Cassandra
11 24 (1.94%) Data Warehouse
12 20 (1.62%) Blockchain
12 20 (1.62%) Oracle Database
13 18 (1.46%) SQL Server 2008
14 17 (1.37%) RDBMS
15 14 (1.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 11 (0.89%) Cosmos DB
16 11 (0.89%) SQL Server 2005
16 11 (0.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 9 (0.73%) Redis
Development Applications
1 99 (8.00%) Git (software)
2 96 (7.76%) Jenkins
3 95 (7.68%) JIRA
4 64 (5.17%) Selenium
5 60 (4.85%) Maven
6 46 (3.72%) JUnit
7 38 (3.07%) Team Foundation Server
8 34 (2.75%) TeamCity
9 31 (2.51%) Subversion
10 22 (1.78%) Gradle
11 21 (1.70%) Sonatype Nexus
12 20 (1.62%) Babel
12 20 (1.62%) Mocha
12 20 (1.62%) Visual Studio
13 19 (1.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 19 (1.54%) SonarQube
14 18 (1.46%) PHPUnit
15 16 (1.29%) NUnit
16 15 (1.21%) Cucumber
17 14 (1.13%) Ant
General
1 290 (23.44%) Finance
2 89 (7.19%) Banking
3 57 (4.61%) Retail
4 53 (4.28%) Advertising
5 33 (2.67%) Telecoms
6 31 (2.51%) Marketing
7 26 (2.10%) Legal
8 19 (1.54%) Games
8 19 (1.54%) Publishing
9 17 (1.37%) Front Office
10 16 (1.29%) Investment Banking
11 14 (1.13%) Manufacturing
12 9 (0.73%) Law
12 9 (0.73%) Military
13 8 (0.65%) Aerospace
14 7 (0.57%) Automotive
15 5 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
16 3 (0.24%) Back Office
17 2 (0.16%) Financial Institution
17 2 (0.16%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 295 (23.85%) .NET
2 203 (16.41%) HTML
3 163 (13.18%) AngularJS
4 141 (11.40%) Spring
5 138 (11.16%) CSS
6 128 (10.35%) React
7 127 (10.27%) Web Services
8 113 (9.14%) HTML5
9 106 (8.57%) REST
10 104 (8.41%) ASP.NET
11 100 (8.08%) Node.js
12 81 (6.55%) RESTful
13 75 (6.06%) CSS3
14 61 (4.93%) .NET Framework
15 60 (4.85%) jQuery
16 58 (4.69%) SOAP
16 58 (4.69%) Spring Boot
17 57 (4.61%) ASP.NET MVC
18 55 (4.45%) Hibernate
19 53 (4.28%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 95 (7.68%) Greenfield Project
2 79 (6.39%) Data Centre
3 72 (5.82%) User Experience
4 59 (4.77%) Analytical Skills
5 48 (3.88%) Self-Motivation
6 45 (3.64%) Computer Science
7 40 (3.23%) Mobile App
8 30 (2.43%) Algorithms
9 29 (2.34%) Management Information System
10 22 (1.78%) Xbox
11 21 (1.70%) Fintech
12 19 (1.54%) Virtual Team
13 18 (1.46%) Fixed Income
14 15 (1.21%) Enterprise Software
15 14 (1.13%) Derivative
15 14 (1.13%) Public Cloud
16 13 (1.05%) iSeries
17 12 (0.97%) Data Structures
18 11 (0.89%) HP Storage
18 11 (0.89%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 169 (13.66%) Linux
2 144 (11.64%) Windows
3 70 (5.66%) Unix
4 53 (4.28%) Windows Server
5 32 (2.59%) Windows Server 2012
6 21 (1.70%) Android
6 21 (1.70%) Windows 10
7 16 (1.29%) Windows Server 2008
8 12 (0.97%) Apple iOS
8 12 (0.97%) Debian
9 11 (0.89%) CentOS
9 11 (0.89%) Windows 7
10 7 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 6 (0.49%) AIX
11 6 (0.49%) Mac OS X
11 6 (0.49%) Windows 8
12 4 (0.32%) HPUX
12 4 (0.32%) Mac OS
12 4 (0.32%) Solaris
12 4 (0.32%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 569 (46.00%) Agile Software Development
2 288 (23.28%) TDD
3 230 (18.59%) Scrum
4 169 (13.66%) Software Engineering
5 165 (13.34%) Mentoring
6 140 (11.32%) Continuous Integration
7 131 (10.59%) BDD
8 130 (10.51%) Coaching
9 129 (10.43%) Microservices
10 126 (10.19%) Problem-Solving
11 125 (10.11%) OO
12 122 (9.86%) MVC
13 121 (9.78%) Test Automation
14 120 (9.70%) DevOps
15 118 (9.54%) Project Management
16 117 (9.46%) ITIL
17 113 (9.14%) SDLC
18 91 (7.36%) E-Commerce
19 81 (6.55%) Kanban
19 81 (6.55%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 355 (28.70%) Java
2 275 (22.23%) JavaScript
3 268 (21.67%) C#
4 238 (19.24%) SQL
5 116 (9.38%) Python
6 91 (7.36%) PHP
7 90 (7.28%) Java 8
8 59 (4.77%) C++
9 45 (3.64%) Scala
10 41 (3.31%) Apex Code
11 36 (2.91%) Bash Shell
12 35 (2.83%) Ruby
13 28 (2.26%) PowerShell
14 26 (2.10%) T-SQL
15 24 (1.94%) ES6
16 23 (1.86%) Perl
17 21 (1.70%) PL/SQL
18 19 (1.54%) C
19 17 (1.37%) TypeScript
20 12 (0.97%) VB
Qualifications
1 68 (5.50%) Degree
2 60 (4.85%) Microsoft Certification
3 50 (4.04%) MCSE
4 46 (3.72%) Cisco Certification
5 32 (2.59%) CCNP
6 31 (2.51%) Security Cleared
7 26 (2.10%) CCNA
8 20 (1.62%) ITIL Certification
9 19 (1.54%) Computer Science Degree
10 18 (1.46%) MCSA
10 18 (1.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 13 (1.05%) ISEB
11 13 (1.05%) MCP
12 12 (0.97%) MCITP
13 11 (0.89%) DV Cleared
14 10 (0.81%) Citrix Certification
15 9 (0.73%) CEH
15 9 (0.73%) ISTQB
16 8 (0.65%) CCIE
17 7 (0.57%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (4.12%) QA
2 29 (2.34%) SLA
3 14 (1.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 13 (1.05%) PMO
5 10 (0.81%) GDPR
5 10 (0.81%) MiFID
6 7 (0.57%) Data Quality
7 6 (0.49%) COBIT
7 6 (0.49%) Dodd-Frank
7 6 (0.49%) EMIR
8 5 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 3 (0.24%) PCI DSS
10 2 (0.16%) P3O
System Software
1 87 (7.03%) Active Directory
2 75 (6.06%) Docker
3 52 (4.20%) VMware Infrastructure
4 22 (1.78%) Hyper-V
5 18 (1.46%) Virtual Machines
6 17 (1.37%) vSphere
7 15 (1.21%) XenApp
8 11 (0.89%) VMware ESXi
9 8 (0.65%) KVM
10 6 (0.49%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 3 (0.24%) XenDesktop
12 2 (0.16%) BitLocker
12 2 (0.16%) Ceph
12 2 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
12 2 (0.16%) Snort
12 2 (0.16%) vCloud
12 2 (0.16%) VMware Server
13 1 (0.081%) Apache Flume
13 1 (0.081%) Virtual Desktop
13 1 (0.081%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 53 (4.28%) Ansible
2 49 (3.96%) Puppet
3 34 (2.75%) Opscode Chef
4 18 (1.46%) Kubernetes
4 18 (1.46%) SCCM
5 16 (1.29%) SCOM
6 14 (1.13%) Terraform
7 12 (0.97%) WMI
8 11 (0.89%) Nagios
9 7 (0.57%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 7 (0.57%) ZABBIX
10 5 (0.40%) Docker Swarm
10 5 (0.40%) Kibana
11 4 (0.32%) Backup Exec
11 4 (0.32%) Failover Clustering
11 4 (0.32%) Microsoft Intune
11 4 (0.32%) Rancher
12 3 (0.24%) Nessus
12 3 (0.24%) Nmap
12 3 (0.24%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 264 (21.34%) Microsoft
2 108 (8.73%) Oracle
3 99 (8.00%) VMware
4 94 (7.60%) Cisco
5 75 (6.06%) Citrix
6 54 (4.37%) Salesforce.com
7 47 (3.80%) HP
8 30 (2.43%) Splunk
9 27 (2.18%) CheckPoint
10 25 (2.02%) AppDynamics
11 18 (1.46%) Fortinet
12 17 (1.37%) EMC
13 16 (1.29%) Google
13 16 (1.29%) MuleSoft
13 16 (1.29%) Red Hat
14 15 (1.21%) Xamarin
15 14 (1.13%) Capita
16 13 (1.05%) IBM
16 13 (1.05%) Juniper
17 12 (0.97%) NetApp