Period
to 17 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Technical Leader was £63,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 January 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
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 365 415 390
Rank change year-on-year +50 -25 +42
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Leader 1,438 1,301 1,666
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.83% 0.73% 0.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.86% 0.76% 0.84%
Number of salaries quoted 1,046 1,051 1,376
UK median annual salary £63,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - -
10th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £40,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £93,750 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £53,000 £53,000
% change year-on-year -0.94% - -1.85%

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 166,399 171,574 198,444
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.07% 96.47% 96.57%
Number of salaries quoted 135,020 142,894 165,923
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,550
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +4.28% +1.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,500
90th Percentile £79,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%

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 17 January 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 17 January 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 +37 1,366 £65,000 +8.33% 129
London +81 723 £75,000 - 62
UK excluding London +4 697 £52,500 -0.94% 71
South East +6 210 £60,000 - 20
North of England +12 182 £50,000 -1.14% 23
North West +30 99 £50,000 -9.09% 12
Midlands -20 96 £50,000 -4.76% 9
South West +47 87 £50,000 -2.44% 5
West Midlands +9 80 £50,000 - 7
East of England -5 66 £65,000 +8.33% 10
Yorkshire -17 60 £52,500 +5.00% 10
Scotland -54 40 £51,250 -0.49% 4
North East -3 23 £50,000 +8.11% 1
East Midlands -11 16 £57,500 +4.55% 2
Wales +15 8 £50,000 -4.76%
Northern Ireland - 8 £35,000 -

Technical Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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.

1 668 (46.45%) Agile Software Development
2 494 (34.35%) Java
3 364 (25.31%) Finance
4 348 (24.20%) C#
5 343 (23.85%) .NET
6 326 (22.67%) JavaScript
7 313 (21.77%) SQL
8 256 (17.80%) Microsoft
9 254 (17.66%) TDD
10 233 (16.20%) Mentoring
11 232 (16.13%) SQL Server
12 231 (16.06%) Scrum
13 216 (15.02%) Oracle
14 213 (14.81%) HTML
15 211 (14.67%) Linux
16 210 (14.60%) Banking
17 189 (13.14%) MVC
18 181 (12.59%) Amazon AWS
19 169 (11.75%) AngularJS
20 166 (11.54%) BDD
21 164 (11.40%) Web Services
22 162 (11.27%) Asset Management
23 161 (11.20%) Test Automation
24 149 (10.36%) Windows
24 149 (10.36%) ASP.NET
25 148 (10.29%) CSS
26 144 (10.01%) ITIL
26 144 (10.01%) Wealth Management
27 140 (9.74%) REST
27 140 (9.74%) Spring

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 53 (3.69%) Tomcat
2 50 (3.48%) Apache Spark
3 40 (2.78%) Oracle Workflow
4 39 (2.71%) Elasticsearch
5 38 (2.64%) SharePoint
6 32 (2.23%) Drupal
7 29 (2.02%) IIS
8 24 (1.67%) Apache
8 24 (1.67%) MS Exchange
9 20 (1.39%) CMS
10 16 (1.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 15 (1.04%) BizTalk Server
11 15 (1.04%) Confluence
12 11 (0.76%) Skype for Business
12 11 (0.76%) WebSphere
13 8 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2013
14 7 (0.49%) JBoss
14 7 (0.49%) Zimbra
15 5 (0.35%) nginx
16 4 (0.28%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 39 (2.71%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (1.32%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (0.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (0.56%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.42%) EngageOne
6 4 (0.28%) Microsoft Project
7 2 (0.14%) Adobe Captivate
8 1 (0.070%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.070%) Camtasia
8 1 (0.070%) FrameMaker
8 1 (0.070%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 23 (1.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.56%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 5 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.35%) Exstream
4 4 (0.28%) Eikon
4 4 (0.28%) Markit EDM
5 3 (0.21%) Magento
5 3 (0.21%) SAP CRM
5 3 (0.21%) Unit4 Business World
6 2 (0.14%) Eloqua
6 2 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.14%) SAP Hybris
6 2 (0.14%) SAP S/4HANA
6 2 (0.14%) Shopify
7 1 (0.070%) Adobe Campaign
7 1 (0.070%) FastStats PeopleStage
7 1 (0.070%) iTrent
7 1 (0.070%) SAP BPC
7 1 (0.070%) Siebel CRM
7 1 (0.070%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 181 (12.59%) Amazon AWS
2 101 (7.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 48 (3.34%) SaaS
4 31 (2.16%) Cloud Computing
5 24 (1.67%) Google Cloud Platform
6 22 (1.53%) GitHub
7 21 (1.46%) Office 365
8 19 (1.32%) Amazon EC2
9 16 (1.11%) Amazon SQS
9 16 (1.11%) AWS CloudFormation
10 15 (1.04%) Amazon S3
10 15 (1.04%) PaaS
11 14 (0.97%) Dynamics 365
12 9 (0.63%) Amazon EMR
12 9 (0.63%) Amazon Kinesis
13 8 (0.56%) AWS Lambda
13 8 (0.56%) Serverless
13 8 (0.56%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 7 (0.49%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 7 (0.49%) Amazon Glacier
Communications & Networking
1 56 (3.89%) TCP/IP
2 55 (3.82%) Firewall
3 39 (2.71%) LAN
4 38 (2.64%) WAN
5 33 (2.29%) HTTP
6 32 (2.23%) SAN
7 29 (2.02%) DNS
8 24 (1.67%) OSPF
9 22 (1.53%) BGP
9 22 (1.53%) DHCP
10 21 (1.46%) Internet
10 21 (1.46%) VPN
11 19 (1.32%) SSL
12 18 (1.25%) Wi-Fi
12 18 (1.25%) Wireless
13 17 (1.18%) IPsec
14 16 (1.11%) MPLS
15 15 (1.04%) VLAN
16 11 (0.76%) Network Security
17 10 (0.70%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 232 (16.13%) SQL Server
2 100 (6.95%) MySQL
3 87 (6.05%) NoSQL
4 70 (4.87%) Big Data
5 63 (4.38%) Relational Database
6 59 (4.10%) Oracle Database
7 54 (3.76%) Hadoop
8 50 (3.48%) MongoDB
9 46 (3.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 36 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
11 34 (2.36%) Neo4j
12 31 (2.16%) Oracle Database 10g
12 31 (2.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 30 (2.09%) SQL Server 2008
14 28 (1.95%) PostgreSQL
14 28 (1.95%) SQL Server 2005
15 27 (1.88%) RDBMS
16 26 (1.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 20 (1.39%) Power BI
17 20 (1.39%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 92 (6.40%) Git (software)
2 87 (6.05%) JIRA
3 71 (4.94%) Maven
4 68 (4.73%) Jenkins
5 61 (4.24%) Selenium
6 41 (2.85%) Team Foundation Server
7 34 (2.36%) Cucumber
8 31 (2.16%) PHPUnit
9 30 (2.09%) Subversion
9 30 (2.09%) Visual Studio
10 29 (2.02%) WebDriver
11 24 (1.67%) JUnit
12 23 (1.60%) Gradle
13 18 (1.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 17 (1.18%) Appium
14 17 (1.18%) RSpec
15 16 (1.11%) TeamCity
16 15 (1.04%) SpecFlow
17 12 (0.83%) Bitbucket
18 11 (0.76%) Ranorex
General
1 364 (25.31%) Finance
2 210 (14.60%) Banking
3 140 (9.74%) Investment Banking
4 133 (9.25%) Retail Banking
5 79 (5.49%) Retail
6 52 (3.62%) Legal
7 50 (3.48%) Advertising
8 43 (2.99%) Telecoms
9 39 (2.71%) Front Office
9 39 (2.71%) Games
9 39 (2.71%) Marketing
10 22 (1.53%) Military
11 19 (1.32%) Law
12 17 (1.18%) Back Office
13 12 (0.83%) Billing
13 12 (0.83%) Manufacturing
14 11 (0.76%) General Ledger
15 10 (0.70%) Pharmaceutical
16 8 (0.56%) Aerospace
17 7 (0.49%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 343 (23.85%) .NET
2 213 (14.81%) HTML
3 169 (11.75%) AngularJS
4 164 (11.40%) Web Services
5 149 (10.36%) ASP.NET
6 148 (10.29%) CSS
7 140 (9.74%) REST
7 140 (9.74%) Spring
8 104 (7.23%) RESTful
9 100 (6.95%) React
10 93 (6.47%) Node.js
11 89 (6.19%) HTML5
12 87 (6.05%) SOAP
12 87 (6.05%) XML
13 82 (5.70%) J2EE
14 77 (5.35%) WCF
15 74 (5.15%) jQuery
16 73 (5.08%) ASP.NET MVC
17 71 (4.94%) .NET Framework
18 50 (3.48%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 92 (6.40%) Analytical Skills
2 73 (5.08%) Greenfield Project
3 63 (4.38%) Data Centre
4 57 (3.96%) Enterprise Software
5 51 (3.55%) Computer Science
6 49 (3.41%) User Experience
7 33 (2.29%) Reference Data
8 27 (1.88%) Mobile App
9 24 (1.67%) iPad
9 24 (1.67%) Management Information System
10 23 (1.60%) Fintech
11 21 (1.46%) Clustering
12 19 (1.32%) Fat Client
12 19 (1.32%) Thin Client
13 18 (1.25%) Fixed Income
13 18 (1.25%) Replication
14 16 (1.11%) Algorithms
15 15 (1.04%) Public Cloud
16 14 (0.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 13 (0.90%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 211 (14.67%) Linux
2 149 (10.36%) Windows
3 89 (6.19%) Unix
4 63 (4.38%) Windows Server
5 30 (2.09%) Windows Server 2012
6 28 (1.95%) Windows Server 2008
7 24 (1.67%) Android
8 19 (1.32%) Apple iOS
9 17 (1.18%) CentOS
9 17 (1.18%) Windows 7
10 13 (0.90%) Windows Server 2003
11 9 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 8 (0.56%) Windows 10
13 6 (0.42%) AIX
14 4 (0.28%) Debian
14 4 (0.28%) Solaris
14 4 (0.28%) Windows 8
15 3 (0.21%) Ubuntu
16 2 (0.14%) Mac OS
16 2 (0.14%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 668 (46.45%) Agile Software Development
2 254 (17.66%) TDD
3 233 (16.20%) Mentoring
4 231 (16.06%) Scrum
5 189 (13.14%) MVC
6 166 (11.54%) BDD
7 162 (11.27%) Asset Management
8 161 (11.20%) Test Automation
9 144 (10.01%) ITIL
9 144 (10.01%) Wealth Management
10 137 (9.53%) Continuous Integration
11 131 (9.11%) Project Management
12 127 (8.83%) Coaching
13 116 (8.07%) SDLC
14 115 (8.00%) Software Engineering
15 108 (7.51%) E-Commerce
16 106 (7.37%) DevOps
17 98 (6.82%) Microservices
17 98 (6.82%) OO
18 78 (5.42%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 494 (34.35%) Java
2 348 (24.20%) C#
3 326 (22.67%) JavaScript
4 313 (21.77%) SQL
5 127 (8.83%) PHP
6 126 (8.76%) Python
7 76 (5.29%) Ruby
8 67 (4.66%) C++
9 51 (3.55%) Scala
10 48 (3.34%) PL/SQL
11 39 (2.71%) T-SQL
12 38 (2.64%) PowerShell
13 32 (2.23%) Bash Shell
14 29 (2.02%) Apex Code
15 27 (1.88%) C
16 21 (1.46%) Perl
17 15 (1.04%) Elixir
18 13 (0.90%) VB.NET
19 12 (0.83%) R
20 11 (0.76%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 122 (8.48%) Degree
2 48 (3.34%) Security Cleared
3 43 (2.99%) Microsoft Certification
4 42 (2.92%) Cisco Certification
5 34 (2.36%) MCSE
6 30 (2.09%) CCNP
6 30 (2.09%) MCSA
7 27 (1.88%) Computer Science Degree
8 24 (1.67%) SC Cleared
9 21 (1.46%) CCNA
10 17 (1.18%) ISEB
11 15 (1.04%) ISTQB
12 13 (0.90%) CEH
12 13 (0.90%) JNCIP
13 8 (0.56%) DV Cleared
13 8 (0.56%) ITIL Certification
14 7 (0.49%) HNC
14 7 (0.49%) MCITP
15 6 (0.42%) HND
16 5 (0.35%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 87 (6.05%) QA
2 18 (1.25%) SLA
3 12 (0.83%) PCI DSS
4 7 (0.49%) Data Quality
4 7 (0.49%) GDPR
5 6 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (0.28%) GCP
7 4 (0.28%) MiFID
7 4 (0.28%) SEPA
8 2 (0.14%) COBIT
8 2 (0.14%) Dodd-Frank
8 2 (0.14%) EMIR
9 1 (0.070%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.070%) PMO
System Software
1 65 (4.52%) Active Directory
1 65 (4.52%) Docker
2 55 (3.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (1.18%) Hyper-V
4 12 (0.83%) KVM
5 10 (0.70%) VMware ESXi
6 9 (0.63%) vSphere
7 7 (0.49%) HDFS
7 7 (0.49%) vCloud
7 7 (0.49%) Virtual Machines
7 7 (0.49%) VMware Workstation
8 6 (0.42%) UAG
9 3 (0.21%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 3 (0.21%) Ceph
9 3 (0.21%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (0.14%) Apache Flume
10 2 (0.14%) DFS Replication
10 2 (0.14%) VirtualBox
10 2 (0.14%) VMware NSX
10 2 (0.14%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 31 (2.16%) Kubernetes
2 28 (1.95%) Puppet
3 24 (1.67%) SCCM
4 23 (1.60%) Ansible
5 20 (1.39%) Opscode Chef
6 15 (1.04%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 14 (0.97%) SCOM
8 10 (0.70%) Nagios
8 10 (0.70%) Terraform
9 8 (0.56%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 7 (0.49%) WSUS
11 6 (0.42%) Microsoft Clustering
11 6 (0.42%) ZABBIX
12 4 (0.28%) Docker Swarm
12 4 (0.28%) Dollar Universe
12 4 (0.28%) McAfee ePO
12 4 (0.28%) Mesos
13 3 (0.21%) Oozie
13 3 (0.21%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
14 2 (0.14%) Control-M
Vendors
1 256 (17.80%) Microsoft
2 216 (15.02%) Oracle
3 94 (6.54%) VMware
4 74 (5.15%) Cisco
5 47 (3.27%) Salesforce.com
6 43 (2.99%) Citrix
7 37 (2.57%) CA
7 37 (2.57%) Google
8 21 (1.46%) Juniper
9 19 (1.32%) SAP
10 14 (0.97%) Apigee
10 14 (0.97%) Capita
11 12 (0.83%) Murex
12 11 (0.76%) NetApp
12 11 (0.76%) Xerox
13 10 (0.70%) CheckPoint
13 10 (0.70%) MuleSoft
13 10 (0.70%) Splunk
14 9 (0.63%) 3PAR
14 9 (0.63%) Sitecore