The median annual salary for a Technical Leader was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Technical Lead
UK
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 382 393 396
Rank change year-on-year +11 +3  
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Leader 687 731 857
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.77% 0.74% 0.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.80% 0.77% 0.80%
Number of salaries quoted 538 604 697
Median salary £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £40,450 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 85523 94943 107102
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.96% 96.54% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 69945 79998 88268
Median salary £46,250 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.63% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £74,000 £70,000 £71,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Technical Leader
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Technical Leader in the job title.

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 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Technical Leader in the UK

Technical Leader
Top 30 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 3 months to 23 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +11 642 £65,000 +8.33% 90
London +44 348 £75,000 +7.14% 57
South East +22 72 £60,000 - 8
North West -7 70 £55,000 +4.76% 13
Manchester +14 54 £55,000 +4.76% 4
South West +1 40 £57,500 +41.97% 1
East of England -4 35 £55,000 -21.42% 6
Scotland +23 34 £52,500 -2.77% 3
West Midlands -15 31 £35,912 -25.18% 1
Yorkshire -21 27 £55,000 +4.76% 2
Surrey +18 24 £53,750 -12.24%
City of London -5 24 £82,500 +26.92% 13
Birmingham +16 23 £70,750 +31.62% 1
Hampshire +19 22 £52,500 - 4
West Yorkshire -1 22 £55,000 +7.31% 2
Glasgow +16 20 £65,000 +7.43% 1
Bristol -16 19 £65,000 +73.33%
Leeds -11 17 £61,250 +16.66% 2
East Midlands +7 16 £57,500 +27.77% 1
Hertfordshire -12 14 £55,000 -8.33% 2
Berkshire +11 13 £72,500 +34.88% 1
Edinburgh 0 13 £52,500 +5.00% 2
Essex +8 11 £70,000 -30.00%
Wigan - 11 £65,000 - 1
Egham -7 10 - -
Northamptonshire +12 9 £57,500 +121.15%
Buckinghamshire +11 9 £62,500 - 1
Cheshire -23 9 £52,500 - 6
Hatfield +2 8 £55,000 -18.51% 1
Southampton - 8 £56,250 - 3

Technical Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, Technical Leader job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Technical Leader in the job title.

1 526 (43.01%) Agile Software Development
2 414 (33.85%) Java
3 344 (28.13%) Finance
4 289 (23.63%) C#
5 270 (22.08%) .NET
6 257 (21.01%) JavaScript
7 252 (20.61%) SQL
8 227 (18.56%) Microsoft
9 221 (18.07%) SQL Server
10 220 (17.99%) TDD
11 217 (17.74%) Mentoring
12 209 (17.09%) Scrum
13 172 (14.06%) HTML
14 166 (13.57%) Linux
15 152 (12.43%) Windows
16 150 (12.26%) CSS
17 148 (12.10%) MVC
18 136 (11.12%) Retail
18 136 (11.12%) Spring
19 130 (10.63%) AngularJS
20 127 (10.38%) Amazon AWS
20 127 (10.38%) Software Engineering
21 126 (10.30%) Microsoft Azure
21 126 (10.30%) Continuous Integration
22 120 (9.81%) ASP.NET
23 119 (9.73%) Web Services
24 114 (9.32%) Banking
25 112 (9.16%) Oracle
26 106 (8.67%) ITIL
27 104 (8.50%) SDLC

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 (4.42%) SharePoint
2 50 (4.09%) Tomcat
3 49 (4.01%) Confluence
4 44 (3.60%) Apache
5 30 (2.45%) CMS
6 20 (1.64%) MS Exchange
6 20 (1.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 18 (1.47%) IIS
8 14 (1.14%) JBoss
9 13 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2013
10 12 (0.98%) Elasticsearch
11 11 (0.90%) Apache Spark
12 9 (0.74%) SharePoint 2013
12 9 (0.74%) WebLogic
13 8 (0.65%) SAS
14 7 (0.57%) Drupal
14 7 (0.57%) SharePoint 2010
14 7 (0.57%) SharePoint Server
14 7 (0.57%) Umbraco
15 6 (0.49%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 39 (3.19%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (0.98%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.25%) Autodesk Inventor
4 3 (0.25%) Siemens NX
4 3 (0.25%) Solid Edge
5 1 (0.082%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.082%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.082%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.082%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.082%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 19 (1.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.65%) SAP Hybris
3 6 (0.49%) Magento
3 6 (0.49%) SAP BPC
4 5 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (0.33%) Dynamics NAV
5 4 (0.33%) Northgate Housing
5 4 (0.33%) Oracle ERP
5 4 (0.33%) SAP MDG
5 4 (0.33%) SAP S/4HANA
6 2 (0.16%) Actimize
6 2 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
6 2 (0.16%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.082%) JDE World
7 1 (0.082%) OpenText MBPM
7 1 (0.082%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.082%) SAP HCM
7 1 (0.082%) SAP HR
7 1 (0.082%) StreamServe
7 1 (0.082%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 127 (10.38%) Amazon AWS
2 126 (10.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 56 (4.58%) SaaS
4 51 (4.17%) Office 365
5 24 (1.96%) PaaS
6 17 (1.39%) Cloud Computing
7 14 (1.14%) G Suite
8 12 (0.98%) Slack
9 11 (0.90%) GitHub
10 9 (0.74%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 8 (0.65%) Amazon EC2
11 8 (0.65%) Amazon S3
11 8 (0.65%) IaaS
12 7 (0.57%) AWS CloudFormation
13 6 (0.49%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 6 (0.49%) Amazon Glacier
13 6 (0.49%) Amazon SQS
13 6 (0.49%) AWS CloudTrail
13 6 (0.49%) Taleo
14 5 (0.41%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 45 (3.68%) Firewall
2 39 (3.19%) WAN
3 35 (2.86%) LAN
4 32 (2.62%) DNS
5 28 (2.29%) Internet
6 25 (2.04%) DHCP
7 24 (1.96%) SAN
7 24 (1.96%) TCP/IP
8 18 (1.47%) VPN
9 14 (1.14%) VLAN
9 14 (1.14%) Wi-Fi
9 14 (1.14%) Wireless
10 13 (1.06%) HTTP
11 11 (0.90%) Unified Communications
12 10 (0.82%) BIG-IP
12 10 (0.82%) MPLS
13 9 (0.74%) Network Security
14 8 (0.65%) OSPF
15 7 (0.57%) Intranet
16 6 (0.49%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 221 (18.07%) SQL Server
2 84 (6.87%) NoSQL
3 66 (5.40%) Big Data
4 62 (5.07%) MySQL
5 61 (4.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 50 (4.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 46 (3.76%) MongoDB
8 37 (3.03%) Relational Database
9 31 (2.53%) Sybase ASE
10 29 (2.37%) SQL Server 2008
11 22 (1.80%) RDBMS
11 22 (1.80%) SQL Server 2012
12 19 (1.55%) Hadoop
13 16 (1.31%) MarkLogic
14 13 (1.06%) Apache Cassandra
15 12 (0.98%) Oracle Database
15 12 (0.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 11 (0.90%) Redis
17 10 (0.82%) BusinessObjects
17 10 (0.82%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 96 (7.85%) Jenkins
2 80 (6.54%) Git (software)
3 67 (5.48%) JIRA
4 54 (4.42%) Team Foundation Server
5 45 (3.68%) Selenium
6 40 (3.27%) Visual Studio
7 38 (3.11%) Bitbucket
8 37 (3.03%) Maven
8 37 (3.03%) Sonatype Nexus
9 24 (1.96%) Cucumber
9 24 (1.96%) JUnit
10 23 (1.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 23 (1.88%) Subversion
11 20 (1.64%) NUnit
12 13 (1.06%) Eclipse
13 12 (0.98%) Appium
13 12 (0.98%) Buildbot
13 12 (0.98%) Ranorex
13 12 (0.98%) SoapUI
14 11 (0.90%) Grunt
General
1 344 (28.13%) Finance
2 136 (11.12%) Retail
3 114 (9.32%) Banking
4 59 (4.82%) Investment Banking
5 45 (3.68%) Retail Banking
6 22 (1.80%) Legal
6 22 (1.80%) Telecoms
7 21 (1.72%) Marketing
8 18 (1.47%) Games
9 16 (1.31%) Publishing
10 13 (1.06%) Advertising
10 13 (1.06%) Back Office
10 13 (1.06%) Manufacturing
11 12 (0.98%) Electronics
11 12 (0.98%) Spanish Language
12 11 (0.90%) Front Office
13 10 (0.82%) Law
14 8 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
15 4 (0.33%) Financial Institution
16 2 (0.16%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 270 (22.08%) .NET
2 172 (14.06%) HTML
3 150 (12.26%) CSS
4 136 (11.12%) Spring
5 130 (10.63%) AngularJS
6 120 (9.81%) ASP.NET
7 119 (9.73%) Web Services
8 88 (7.20%) REST
9 86 (7.03%) RESTful
10 83 (6.79%) Hibernate
11 76 (6.21%) HTML5
12 74 (6.05%) XML
13 73 (5.97%) .NET Framework
14 72 (5.89%) React
15 63 (5.15%) J2EE
16 52 (4.25%) jQuery
17 48 (3.92%) Node.js
18 41 (3.35%) CSS3
19 39 (3.19%) SOAP
20 34 (2.78%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 69 (5.64%) Analytical Skills
2 60 (4.91%) Data Centre
3 52 (4.25%) Greenfield Project
4 45 (3.68%) Mobile App
5 43 (3.52%) Computer Science
6 42 (3.43%) Enterprise Software
7 35 (2.86%) Fintech
8 27 (2.21%) User Experience
9 25 (2.04%) Management Information System
10 21 (1.72%) Fixed Income
11 18 (1.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 18 (1.47%) N-Tier
12 15 (1.23%) iPad
13 13 (1.06%) Embedded Systems
14 9 (0.74%) Digital Media
14 9 (0.74%) Equities
14 9 (0.74%) IVR
14 9 (0.74%) Public Cloud
15 8 (0.65%) Fat Client
15 8 (0.65%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 166 (13.57%) Linux
2 152 (12.43%) Windows
3 43 (3.52%) Unix
4 38 (3.11%) Windows Server
5 36 (2.94%) Android
6 32 (2.62%) Apple iOS
7 23 (1.88%) Windows Server 2012
8 12 (0.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 11 (0.90%) Windows 7
10 10 (0.82%) Windows 10
10 10 (0.82%) Windows Server 2003
10 10 (0.82%) Windows Server 2008
11 9 (0.74%) Mac OS
12 7 (0.57%) Ubuntu
13 6 (0.49%) Solaris
13 6 (0.49%) Windows 8
14 5 (0.41%) Embedded Linux
15 4 (0.33%) CentOS
15 4 (0.33%) Mac OS X
16 3 (0.25%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 526 (43.01%) Agile Software Development
2 220 (17.99%) TDD
3 217 (17.74%) Mentoring
4 209 (17.09%) Scrum
5 148 (12.10%) MVC
6 127 (10.38%) Software Engineering
7 126 (10.30%) Continuous Integration
8 106 (8.67%) ITIL
9 104 (8.50%) SDLC
10 100 (8.18%) Test Automation
11 99 (8.09%) BDD
12 88 (7.20%) OO
13 81 (6.62%) SOA
14 74 (6.05%) Project Management
15 67 (5.48%) Coaching
15 67 (5.48%) Line Management
16 66 (5.40%) Microservices
16 66 (5.40%) Migration
16 66 (5.40%) Stakeholder Management
17 64 (5.23%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 414 (33.85%) Java
2 289 (23.63%) C#
3 257 (21.01%) JavaScript
4 252 (20.61%) SQL
5 77 (6.30%) T-SQL
6 74 (6.05%) PHP
7 66 (5.40%) Python
8 56 (4.58%) C++
9 55 (4.50%) Ruby
10 45 (3.68%) C
11 43 (3.52%) Scala
12 28 (2.29%) Groovy
13 22 (1.80%) PowerShell
14 19 (1.55%) PL/SQL
15 13 (1.06%) ES6
15 13 (1.06%) VB.NET
16 12 (0.98%) Objective-C
17 10 (0.82%) Apex Code
17 10 (0.82%) Elixir
18 8 (0.65%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 82 (6.70%) Degree
2 27 (2.21%) ITIL Certification
3 22 (1.80%) Security Cleared
4 20 (1.64%) Cisco Certification
5 18 (1.47%) Computer Science Degree
6 16 (1.31%) Microsoft Certification
7 14 (1.14%) SC Cleared
8 13 (1.06%) CCNP
8 13 (1.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 12 (0.98%) CCNA
9 12 (0.98%) CISM
9 12 (0.98%) CISSP
9 12 (0.98%) PMI Certification
9 12 (0.98%) PMP
10 11 (0.90%) CISA
10 11 (0.90%) GIAC
10 11 (0.90%) GISF
10 11 (0.90%) GSEC
11 8 (0.65%) CCIE
12 6 (0.49%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (5.48%) QA
2 31 (2.53%) SLA
3 16 (1.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 11 (0.90%) PCI DSS
5 10 (0.82%) Data Quality
6 6 (0.49%) ISO 9001
6 6 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.25%) Cyber Essentials
7 3 (0.25%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 3 (0.25%) HIPAA
7 3 (0.25%) MiFID
7 3 (0.25%) PMO
8 1 (0.082%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 82 (6.70%) Active Directory
2 58 (4.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (3.19%) Docker
4 24 (1.96%) Hyper-V
5 19 (1.55%) Firmware
6 11 (0.90%) vSphere
7 6 (0.49%) XenApp
8 5 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (0.33%) HDFS
10 3 (0.25%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (0.25%) vCloud
10 3 (0.25%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.16%) NFS
11 2 (0.16%) VMware Server
12 1 (0.082%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 1 (0.082%) Gluster
12 1 (0.082%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.082%) Varnish
12 1 (0.082%) VirtualBox
12 1 (0.082%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 27 (2.21%) SCCM
2 20 (1.64%) Puppet
3 17 (1.39%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 15 (1.23%) WSUS
5 12 (0.98%) Opscode Chef
6 11 (0.90%) Core Impact
6 11 (0.90%) Kubernetes
6 11 (0.90%) McAfee ePO
6 11 (0.90%) Nessus
6 11 (0.90%) Nexpose
6 11 (0.90%) OpenVAS
6 11 (0.90%) PowerBroker
6 11 (0.90%) QRadar
6 11 (0.90%) RSA Security Analytics
7 10 (0.82%) Ansible
8 7 (0.57%) Nagios
8 7 (0.57%) Norton AntiVirus
9 5 (0.41%) FortiGate
9 5 (0.41%) Kibana
10 4 (0.33%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 227 (18.56%) Microsoft
2 112 (9.16%) Oracle
3 87 (7.11%) VMware
4 57 (4.66%) Cisco
5 51 (4.17%) SAP
6 40 (3.27%) Sybase
7 27 (2.21%) IBM
8 25 (2.04%) Google
8 25 (2.04%) HP
9 23 (1.88%) Juniper
10 20 (1.64%) Citrix
11 19 (1.55%) Salesforce.com
12 18 (1.47%) McAfee
12 18 (1.47%) Palo Alto
12 18 (1.47%) Symantec
13 17 (1.39%) CheckPoint
13 17 (1.39%) Dell
13 17 (1.39%) Informatica
13 17 (1.39%) TIBCO
14 16 (1.31%) SolarWinds
London
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Talent Point Ltd
Salary: £70000.00 - £80000.00 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Empiric
Salary: Up to £75,000 per annum + 10% bonus + fantastic company benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £90k to £115k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
Talent Point Ltd
Salary: £80000.00 - £100000.00 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
South West London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £65000 - £85000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Cornucopia IT Resourcing
Salary: £80000 - £100000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £100000 - £120000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: From £70,000 to £80,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Tiro Partners
Salary: £90000.00 - £120000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Norwich, Norfolk
Pure Resourcing Solutions
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: From £75,000 to £85,000 per annum + 15% bonus + good bens
Posted: Yesterday
London
Talent Point Ltd
Salary: £75000.00 - £90000.00 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Flexible hours, work from home
Posted: Yesterday
West Malling, Kent
Intotec
Salary: Great Company Benefits including Contribution Pension and PMI
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Java Source
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum, Benefits Benefits Package
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £70k to £85k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harris Global
Salary: Up to £85,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £80k DoE + top benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £70,000- £92,000
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £37000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £77,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Pioneer Search
Salary: £60000.00 - £100000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: plus excellent additional benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
Source Technology
Salary: From £70,000 to £90,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Computacenter
Salary: Benefits+Car
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
The People Network
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum, Benefits 10% bonus, pension, medical
Posted: 3 days ago