Period
to 25 November 2020

The median annual salary for a Technical Leader was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 25 November 2020.

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
25 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 321 408 409
Rank change year-on-year +87 +1 -37
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Leader 487 970 1,198
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.89% 0.72% 0.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.93% 0.75% 0.78%
Number of salaries quoted 461 895 940
Median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
10th Percentile £50,000 £43,750 £45,000
90th Percentile £97,500 £99,500 £97,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year +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 52,132 128,964 153,286
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.11% 95.60% 95.88%
Number of salaries quoted 43,454 103,194 123,472
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +3.09%
10th Percentile £32,500 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £82,500
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 25 November 2020.

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 25 November 2020. 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 +77 441 £65,000 -3.70% 80
UK excluding London +82 258 £60,000 +4.35% 45
London +86 201 £80,000 - 35
North of England +57 75 £60,000 - 17
Work from Home +10 72 £65,000 -18.75% 16
South East +83 65 £65,000 - 13
Midlands +90 47 £58,750 +6.82% 6
Yorkshire +77 40 £60,000 -2.44% 10
South West +114 36 £57,500 +4.55% 6
North West +53 34 £61,250 +6.52% 6
Scotland +42 26 £62,500 +17.92% 1
West Midlands +78 24 £60,000 +9.09% 6
East Midlands +86 23 £57,500 -4.17%
East of England +119 9 £57,500 +4.55% 3
North East +12 1 £60,000 - 1

Technical Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 November 2020, 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.

1 186 (38.19%) Agile Software Development
2 141 (28.95%) Azure
3 116 (23.82%) Java
4 101 (20.74%) .NET
4 101 (20.74%) Microsoft
5 93 (19.10%) SQL
6 91 (18.69%) JavaScript
6 91 (18.69%) AWS
7 82 (16.84%) Microservices
8 76 (15.61%) Finance
9 75 (15.40%) C#
10 71 (14.58%) DevOps
11 60 (12.32%) Software Engineering
12 59 (12.11%) Python
13 57 (11.70%) Windows
13 57 (11.70%) Scrum
14 55 (11.29%) TDD
15 50 (10.27%) HTML
16 49 (10.06%) Mentoring
16 49 (10.06%) Kubernetes
17 47 (9.65%) CSS
18 46 (9.45%) AngularJS
19 45 (9.24%) SQL Server
19 45 (9.24%) Linux
20 44 (9.03%) React
20 44 (9.03%) Technical Leadership
21 43 (8.83%) Office 365
22 42 (8.62%) Migration
23 40 (8.21%) .NET Core
24 39 (8.01%) Banking

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 11 (2.26%) Elasticsearch
2 7 (1.44%) Confluence
3 6 (1.23%) IIS
4 5 (1.03%) Oracle Workflow
5 4 (0.82%) SharePoint
5 4 (0.82%) Skype for Business
5 4 (0.82%) Tomcat
6 3 (0.62%) Apache Spark
6 3 (0.62%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (0.62%) OpenStack
6 3 (0.62%) WebSphere
6 3 (0.62%) WebSphere Application Server
7 2 (0.41%) Apache
7 2 (0.41%) ArcGIS
7 2 (0.41%) Drupal
7 2 (0.41%) nginx
7 2 (0.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (0.41%) Umbraco
7 2 (0.41%) WordPress
8 1 (0.21%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 9 (1.85%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.82%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (0.62%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.41%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.21%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 22 (4.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (2.87%) Oracle ERP
3 8 (1.64%) Oracle Payables
3 8 (1.64%) Oracle Receivables
4 3 (0.62%) Sentinel
5 2 (0.41%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.41%) SAP MDG
5 2 (0.41%) SAP MDM
5 2 (0.41%) SAP S/4HANA
6 1 (0.21%) Endur
6 1 (0.21%) Magento
6 1 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.21%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 141 (28.95%) Azure
2 91 (18.69%) AWS
3 43 (8.83%) Office 365
4 24 (4.93%) SaaS
5 21 (4.31%) Dynamics 365
5 21 (4.31%) PaaS
5 21 (4.31%) Power Platform
5 21 (4.31%) Serverless
6 18 (3.70%) GCP
7 16 (3.29%) IaaS
8 14 (2.87%) AWS Lambda
9 7 (1.44%) Salesforce Service Cloud
10 6 (1.23%) Amazon EC2
10 6 (1.23%) Amazon ECS
10 6 (1.23%) Azure Active Directory
11 4 (0.82%) Amazon Kinesis
11 4 (0.82%) Boomi
11 4 (0.82%) PowerApps
11 4 (0.82%) Twilio
12 3 (0.62%) Azure ExpressRoute
Communications & Networking
1 22 (4.52%) Unified Communications
2 13 (2.67%) SAN
3 10 (2.05%) DNS
4 7 (1.44%) DHCP
5 6 (1.23%) Internet
6 5 (1.03%) LAN
6 5 (1.03%) Skype
6 5 (1.03%) WAN
7 4 (0.82%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (0.82%) Firewall
7 4 (0.82%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (0.62%) WEP
9 2 (0.41%) MPLS
9 2 (0.41%) Network Security
9 2 (0.41%) PBX
9 2 (0.41%) TCP/IP
9 2 (0.41%) VLAN
9 2 (0.41%) VoIP
9 2 (0.41%) VPN
9 2 (0.41%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (9.24%) SQL Server
2 27 (5.54%) MongoDB
3 26 (5.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 22 (4.52%) Relational Database
5 20 (4.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 16 (3.29%) NoSQL
7 13 (2.67%) MySQL
8 11 (2.26%) PostgreSQL
9 10 (2.05%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 10 (2.05%) Oracle Reports
10 8 (1.64%) Big Data
10 8 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
10 8 (1.64%) Power BI
11 7 (1.44%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 7 (1.44%) Cosmos DB
11 7 (1.44%) Redis
12 4 (0.82%) Amazon RDS
12 4 (0.82%) Oracle Database
13 3 (0.62%) DB2
13 3 (0.62%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 36 (7.39%) Git (software)
2 22 (4.52%) JIRA
2 22 (4.52%) Visual Studio
3 18 (3.70%) Jenkins
4 14 (2.87%) Subversion
5 10 (2.05%) Maven
6 8 (1.64%) Oracle Forms
7 5 (1.03%) Oracle APEX
7 5 (1.03%) Selenium
8 4 (0.82%) SoapUI
9 3 (0.62%) Ant
9 3 (0.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 3 (0.62%) Cucumber
9 3 (0.62%) GitLab
9 3 (0.62%) SonarQube
10 2 (0.41%) Bitbucket
10 2 (0.41%) gulp
10 2 (0.41%) Octopus Deploy
10 2 (0.41%) Sonatype Nexus
10 2 (0.41%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 76 (15.61%) Finance
2 39 (8.01%) Banking
3 15 (3.08%) Private Banking
4 13 (2.67%) Front Office
5 11 (2.26%) Marketing
6 10 (2.05%) Retail
7 9 (1.85%) Back Office
7 9 (1.85%) Public Sector
8 8 (1.64%) Telecoms
9 7 (1.44%) Billing
10 6 (1.23%) Games
11 5 (1.03%) Electronics
11 5 (1.03%) Legal
12 4 (0.82%) Law
12 4 (0.82%) Local Government
12 4 (0.82%) Pharmaceutical
12 4 (0.82%) Retail Banking
13 3 (0.62%) Digital Economy
13 3 (0.62%) Financial Institution
14 2 (0.41%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 101 (20.74%) .NET
2 50 (10.27%) HTML
3 47 (9.65%) CSS
4 46 (9.45%) AngularJS
5 44 (9.03%) React
6 40 (8.21%) .NET Core
7 38 (7.80%) Web Services
8 33 (6.78%) ASP.NET
9 29 (5.95%) Node.js
9 29 (5.95%) Spring
10 28 (5.75%) XML
11 24 (4.93%) RESTful
12 23 (4.72%) Spring Boot
13 22 (4.52%) Vue.js
14 20 (4.11%) REST
15 19 (3.90%) WCF
16 18 (3.70%) XSD
17 17 (3.49%) Kafka
18 15 (3.08%) Middleware
19 14 (2.87%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 26 (5.34%) Greenfield Project
2 24 (4.93%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (3.70%) Public Cloud
4 16 (3.29%) Management Information System
4 16 (3.29%) Mobile App
4 16 (3.29%) User Experience
5 15 (3.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 14 (2.87%) Equities
7 12 (2.46%) Cloud Native
8 10 (2.05%) Derivative
9 9 (1.85%) Data Centre
9 9 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
10 8 (1.64%) Data Structures
11 6 (1.23%) Fixed Income
11 6 (1.23%) Hedge funds
11 6 (1.23%) Self-Motivation
12 5 (1.03%) Renewable Energy
12 5 (1.03%) Virtual Team
13 4 (0.82%) Linux Command Line
13 4 (0.82%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 57 (11.70%) Windows
2 45 (9.24%) Linux
3 22 (4.52%) Unix
4 21 (4.31%) Windows Server
5 18 (3.70%) Windows 10
6 11 (2.26%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (1.64%) Windows Server 2016
8 7 (1.44%) Windows Server 2019
9 5 (1.03%) Mac OS
10 4 (0.82%) Apple iOS
11 3 (0.62%) Android
11 3 (0.62%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.41%) CentOS
13 1 (0.21%) Amazon Linux
13 1 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.21%) VMS
13 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 186 (38.19%) Agile Software Development
2 82 (16.84%) Microservices
3 71 (14.58%) DevOps
4 60 (12.32%) Software Engineering
5 57 (11.70%) Scrum
6 55 (11.29%) TDD
7 49 (10.06%) Mentoring
8 44 (9.03%) Technical Leadership
9 42 (8.62%) Migration
10 37 (7.60%) Continuous Improvement
11 36 (7.39%) Problem-Solving
12 34 (6.98%) Continuous Integration
13 33 (6.78%) CRM
14 28 (5.75%) OO
15 27 (5.54%) Web Development
16 26 (5.34%) Project Delivery
17 25 (5.13%) Analytics
17 25 (5.13%) ITIL
18 24 (4.93%) Service Delivery
18 24 (4.93%) Technology Roadmap
Programming Languages
1 116 (23.82%) Java
2 93 (19.10%) SQL
3 91 (18.69%) JavaScript
4 75 (15.40%) C#
5 59 (12.11%) Python
6 33 (6.78%) PowerShell
7 22 (4.52%) TypeScript
8 20 (4.11%) C++
9 19 (3.90%) Scala
10 14 (2.87%) C
10 14 (2.87%) Kotlin
11 12 (2.46%) Apex Code
12 10 (2.05%) Go
12 10 (2.05%) PHP
12 10 (2.05%) PL/SQL
13 8 (1.64%) Ruby
13 8 (1.64%) T-SQL
14 7 (1.44%) Bash Shell
14 7 (1.44%) Java 8
14 7 (1.44%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 39 (8.01%) Degree
2 20 (4.11%) Security Cleared
3 16 (3.29%) Oracle Certification
3 16 (3.29%) SC Cleared
4 14 (2.87%) Cisco Certification
4 14 (2.87%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (1.85%) CCNA
6 7 (1.44%) CCNP
7 6 (1.23%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 5 (1.03%) Computer Science Degree
8 5 (1.03%) DV Cleared
9 4 (0.82%) BPSS Clearance
9 4 (0.82%) MCSE
9 4 (0.82%) PhD
10 3 (0.62%) CEH
10 3 (0.62%) CISA
10 3 (0.62%) CISM
10 3 (0.62%) CISSP
10 3 (0.62%) OSCP
11 2 (0.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (4.72%) QA
2 13 (2.67%) GDPR
3 5 (1.03%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.82%) SLA
5 3 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.41%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 2 (0.41%) PSD2
7 1 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.21%) HL7
7 1 (0.21%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 1 (0.21%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.21%) PMO
System Software
1 36 (7.39%) Active Directory
1 36 (7.39%) Docker
2 9 (1.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (1.64%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.41%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.21%) KVM
5 1 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.21%) VMware NSX
5 1 (0.21%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 49 (10.06%) Kubernetes
2 23 (4.72%) SCCM
3 22 (4.52%) Terraform
4 11 (2.26%) Ansible
5 9 (1.85%) Microsoft Intune
6 6 (1.23%) Puppet
6 6 (1.23%) Single Sign-On
7 4 (0.82%) Istio
7 4 (0.82%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (0.82%) SCOM
8 3 (0.62%) MIIS
8 3 (0.62%) SCVMM
9 2 (0.41%) HAProxy
9 2 (0.41%) Kibana
9 2 (0.41%) logstash
10 1 (0.21%) Computer Incident Response Team
10 1 (0.21%) Grafana
10 1 (0.21%) Prometheus
10 1 (0.21%) SCOrch
10 1 (0.21%) vRealize
Vendors
1 101 (20.74%) Microsoft
2 38 (7.80%) Oracle
3 29 (5.95%) VMware
4 17 (3.49%) Salesforce.com
5 15 (3.08%) Cisco
6 11 (2.26%) Google
7 10 (2.05%) ServiceNow
8 7 (1.44%) IBM
8 7 (1.44%) Meraki
9 5 (1.03%) Citrix
9 5 (1.03%) Dell
9 5 (1.03%) Juniper
9 5 (1.03%) MuleSoft
9 5 (1.03%) SolarWinds
10 4 (0.82%) Sybase
10 4 (0.82%) Zscaler
11 3 (0.62%) NetApp
11 3 (0.62%) Sophos
11 3 (0.62%) Splunk
11 3 (0.62%) Veeam