Period
to 13 December 2018

The median annual salary for a Technical Leader was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 13 December 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
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 404 361 414
Rank change year-on-year -43 +53 -27
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Leader 1,191 1,579 1,401
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.75% 0.88% 0.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.78% 0.92% 0.78%
Number of salaries quoted 909 1,117 1,146
UK median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +8.33% -
10th Percentile £45,000 £42,500 £41,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £95,000
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 153,074 172,554 178,525
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.85% 96.04% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 122,874 138,839 149,066
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,750 £27,500 £27,000
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% - +3.03%

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 13 December 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 13 December 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 -71 1,017 £70,000 +7.20% 106
UK excluding London +4 587 £57,500 +9.52% 73
London -55 562 £80,000 +6.67% 41
South East -28 157 £60,000 -4.00% 20
North of England -29 108 £55,000 +10.00% 17
Scotland +48 98 £55,000 +6.28% 3
East of England +43 75 £65,000 - 7
Midlands +12 75 £48,750 -2.50% 10
North West -26 70 £51,625 -1.67% 13
West Midlands +7 63 £46,250 -7.50% 7
South West -24 41 £58,500 -2.50% 11
Wales +24 33 £55,242 +10.48% 3
Yorkshire +19 31 £60,000 +20.00% 4
East Midlands +8 12 £60,750 +5.65% 3
North East -14 9 £55,000 +10.00%
Northern Ireland -2 8 £50,000 +42.86% 2

Technical Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 13 December 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.

1 572 (48.03%) Agile Software Development
2 332 (27.88%) Java
3 312 (26.20%) Finance
4 306 (25.69%) C#
5 278 (23.34%) JavaScript
6 277 (23.26%) .NET
7 275 (23.09%) Microsoft Azure
8 249 (20.91%) Microsoft
9 246 (20.65%) SQL
10 228 (19.14%) Scrum
11 203 (17.04%) DevOps
12 200 (16.79%) HTML
13 192 (16.12%) Amazon AWS
14 183 (15.37%) Mentoring
15 176 (14.78%) SQL Server
16 175 (14.69%) Problem-Solving
17 173 (14.53%) Windows
18 166 (13.94%) Microservices
19 155 (13.01%) Software Engineering
20 142 (11.92%) Test Automation
20 142 (11.92%) TDD
21 138 (11.59%) Linux
22 134 (11.25%) AngularJS
23 132 (11.08%) Oracle
23 132 (11.08%) VMware
24 129 (10.83%) Docker
25 126 (10.58%) OO
26 120 (10.08%) CSS
27 118 (9.91%) ASP.NET
28 117 (9.82%) Active Directory

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 80 (6.72%) SharePoint
2 44 (3.69%) MS Exchange
3 42 (3.53%) Apache
4 25 (2.10%) Confluence
5 23 (1.93%) Apache Spark
6 21 (1.76%) CMS
6 21 (1.76%) Elasticsearch
6 21 (1.76%) Exchange Server 2013
7 20 (1.68%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 18 (1.51%) Tomcat
9 17 (1.43%) SharePoint Server
9 17 (1.43%) Skype for Business
10 14 (1.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 14 (1.18%) WebLogic
11 13 (1.09%) IIS
12 12 (1.01%) BizTalk Server
12 12 (1.01%) JBoss
13 11 (0.92%) WebSphere
14 9 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2007
15 8 (0.67%) SAS
Applications
1 24 (2.02%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (1.01%) Microsoft Project
3 8 (0.67%) Microsoft Excel
4 6 (0.50%) FrameMaker
4 6 (0.50%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.34%) Acrobat
5 4 (0.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.34%) RoboHelp
6 2 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.17%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.084%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.084%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.084%) Maya
7 1 (0.084%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 15 (1.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.59%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.25%) Eloqua
3 3 (0.25%) Magento
3 3 (0.25%) PeopleSoft Financials
3 3 (0.25%) PeopleSoft HCM
4 2 (0.17%) Carpe Diem
4 2 (0.17%) Cognos TM1
4 2 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.17%) NetSuite
4 2 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.17%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.084%) Adobe Campaign
5 1 (0.084%) MetaTrader
5 1 (0.084%) Sage 200
5 1 (0.084%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.084%) SAP SRM
5 1 (0.084%) Sonata
5 1 (0.084%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 275 (23.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 192 (16.12%) Amazon AWS
3 74 (6.21%) Office 365
4 54 (4.53%) SaaS
5 41 (3.44%) Google Cloud Platform
6 38 (3.19%) Cloud Computing
7 29 (2.43%) PaaS
8 17 (1.43%) IaaS
9 14 (1.18%) GitHub
10 13 (1.09%) Serverless
11 12 (1.01%) AWS Lambda
11 12 (1.01%) IBM Cloud
12 11 (0.92%) Amazon S3
13 10 (0.84%) Dynamics 365
13 10 (0.84%) Yammer
14 9 (0.76%) AWS CloudFormation
14 9 (0.76%) Google Analytics
15 8 (0.67%) Azure Active Directory
16 6 (0.50%) Amazon EC2
17 5 (0.42%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 65 (5.46%) DNS
2 57 (4.79%) Firewall
3 42 (3.53%) DHCP
4 34 (2.85%) LAN
5 33 (2.77%) WAN
6 25 (2.10%) Network Security
7 24 (2.02%) TCP/IP
8 21 (1.76%) SAN
8 21 (1.76%) VPN
9 20 (1.68%) Ethernet
9 20 (1.68%) Skype
10 15 (1.26%) Cisco Nexus
11 14 (1.18%) VoIP
12 13 (1.09%) Unified Communications
13 12 (1.01%) MPLS
14 10 (0.84%) Wireless
15 9 (0.76%) Remote Desktop
16 8 (0.67%) CTI
17 7 (0.59%) BGP
17 7 (0.59%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 176 (14.78%) SQL Server
2 94 (7.89%) NoSQL
3 88 (7.39%) MySQL
4 55 (4.62%) PostgreSQL
5 49 (4.11%) MongoDB
6 47 (3.95%) Hadoop
7 39 (3.27%) Relational Database
8 38 (3.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 35 (2.94%) SQL Server 2012
10 34 (2.85%) Oracle Database
11 28 (2.35%) Big Data
12 26 (2.18%) Apache Cassandra
12 26 (2.18%) Couchbase
12 26 (2.18%) SQL Server 2014
13 21 (1.76%) Data Warehouse
14 20 (1.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 17 (1.43%) SQL Server 2008
16 14 (1.18%) SQL Server 2005
17 12 (1.01%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 12 (1.01%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 77 (6.47%) Jenkins
2 70 (5.88%) Maven
3 68 (5.71%) Git (software)
4 65 (5.46%) JIRA
5 48 (4.03%) Visual Studio
6 37 (3.11%) TeamCity
7 35 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
8 25 (2.10%) Octopus Deploy
9 24 (2.02%) Ant
10 23 (1.93%) Selenium
11 22 (1.85%) Subversion
12 17 (1.43%) Visual Studio Team System
13 15 (1.26%) Gradle
13 15 (1.26%) JUnit
14 14 (1.18%) Cucumber
15 13 (1.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 13 (1.09%) Bitbucket
16 12 (1.01%) Eclipse
17 9 (0.76%) Mockito
17 9 (0.76%) WebDriver
General
1 312 (26.20%) Finance
2 53 (4.45%) Banking
3 51 (4.28%) Front Office
4 41 (3.44%) Retail
5 35 (2.94%) Marketing
6 22 (1.85%) Back Office
7 21 (1.76%) Telecoms
8 20 (1.68%) Billing
9 17 (1.43%) Games
10 14 (1.18%) Investment Banking
11 13 (1.09%) Advertising
12 9 (0.76%) Manufacturing
13 8 (0.67%) Retail Banking
14 7 (0.59%) Law
14 7 (0.59%) Publishing
15 6 (0.50%) Electronics
15 6 (0.50%) Legal
15 6 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
16 4 (0.34%) Financial Institution
16 4 (0.34%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 277 (23.26%) .NET
2 200 (16.79%) HTML
3 134 (11.25%) AngularJS
4 120 (10.08%) CSS
5 118 (9.91%) ASP.NET
6 107 (8.98%) Spring
7 94 (7.89%) Web Services
8 93 (7.81%) REST
9 88 (7.39%) React
10 87 (7.30%) .NET Framework
11 78 (6.55%) Node.js
12 69 (5.79%) WCF
13 68 (5.71%) HTML5
14 67 (5.63%) ASP.NET Web API
15 59 (4.95%) Entity Framework
16 57 (4.79%) ASP.NET MVC
16 57 (4.79%) WPF
17 54 (4.53%) SOAP
18 49 (4.11%) Hibernate
19 40 (3.36%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 75 (6.30%) Data Centre
2 71 (5.96%) User Experience
3 58 (4.87%) Greenfield Project
4 56 (4.70%) Fintech
5 44 (3.69%) Enterprise Software
6 43 (3.61%) Self-Motivation
7 38 (3.19%) Analytical Skills
8 29 (2.43%) Algorithms
9 28 (2.35%) Hybrid Cloud
10 21 (1.76%) Data Structures
10 21 (1.76%) Equities
10 21 (1.76%) Mobile App
11 17 (1.43%) Clustering
11 17 (1.43%) Management Information System
12 14 (1.18%) Hedge funds
12 14 (1.18%) PMI
13 12 (1.01%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 11 (0.92%) BYOD
14 11 (0.92%) Derivative
14 11 (0.92%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 173 (14.53%) Windows
2 138 (11.59%) Linux
3 77 (6.47%) Unix
4 66 (5.54%) Windows Server
5 51 (4.28%) Windows Server 2012
6 44 (3.69%) Windows Server 2008
7 28 (2.35%) Windows 7
8 22 (1.85%) SUSE
9 21 (1.76%) Windows Server 2003
10 19 (1.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 17 (1.43%) Windows 10
12 14 (1.18%) Windows 8
13 12 (1.01%) Android
14 10 (0.84%) Apple iOS
15 9 (0.76%) Ubuntu
16 8 (0.67%) AIX
16 8 (0.67%) Solaris
17 7 (0.59%) CentOS
18 6 (0.50%) HPUX
19 5 (0.42%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 572 (48.03%) Agile Software Development
2 228 (19.14%) Scrum
3 203 (17.04%) DevOps
4 183 (15.37%) Mentoring
5 175 (14.69%) Problem-Solving
6 166 (13.94%) Microservices
7 155 (13.01%) Software Engineering
8 142 (11.92%) TDD
8 142 (11.92%) Test Automation
9 126 (10.58%) OO
10 105 (8.82%) ITIL
11 103 (8.65%) Continuous Integration
12 99 (8.31%) Technical Leadership
13 93 (7.81%) SDLC
14 86 (7.22%) MVC
15 85 (7.14%) Coaching
16 83 (6.97%) Project Management
17 74 (6.21%) Stakeholder Management
18 73 (6.13%) Analytics
19 68 (5.71%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 332 (27.88%) Java
2 306 (25.69%) C#
3 278 (23.34%) JavaScript
4 246 (20.65%) SQL
5 96 (8.06%) Python
6 71 (5.96%) PHP
7 66 (5.54%) PowerShell
8 60 (5.04%) Java 8
9 34 (2.85%) Shell Script
10 26 (2.18%) C++
11 23 (1.93%) C
12 22 (1.85%) Scala
13 21 (1.76%) Ruby
14 20 (1.68%) T-SQL
15 19 (1.60%) VB
16 17 (1.43%) Apex Code
16 17 (1.43%) Go
17 16 (1.34%) ES6
18 15 (1.26%) PL/SQL
19 12 (1.01%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 106 (8.90%) Degree
2 53 (4.45%) Microsoft Certification
3 44 (3.69%) MCSE
4 35 (2.94%) Cisco Certification
5 28 (2.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 26 (2.18%) Computer Science Degree
7 23 (1.93%) CCNP
7 23 (1.93%) Security Cleared
8 21 (1.76%) CCNA
9 20 (1.68%) ITIL Certification
9 20 (1.68%) MCSA
10 17 (1.43%) SC Cleared
11 15 (1.26%) PMI Certification
12 14 (1.18%) MCITP
13 13 (1.09%) Citrix Certification
14 11 (0.92%) VCP5
15 9 (0.76%) CISSP
16 8 (0.67%) MCP
16 8 (0.67%) TOGAF Certification
17 7 (0.59%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (2.94%) SLA
2 32 (2.69%) GDPR
2 32 (2.69%) QA
3 16 (1.34%) PCI DSS
4 9 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (0.59%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.25%) MiFID
7 3 (0.25%) PMO
8 1 (0.084%) Actionable Recommendations
8 1 (0.084%) PSD2
8 1 (0.084%) SEPA
System Software
1 129 (10.83%) Docker
2 117 (9.82%) Active Directory
3 90 (7.56%) VMware Infrastructure
4 46 (3.86%) Hyper-V
5 17 (1.43%) vSphere
6 7 (0.59%) Virtual Desktop
6 7 (0.59%) VMware NSX
7 6 (0.50%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (0.50%) XenApp
8 4 (0.34%) NFS
9 3 (0.25%) Ceph
9 3 (0.25%) HDFS
9 3 (0.25%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.17%) etcd
10 2 (0.17%) vCloud
10 2 (0.17%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (0.084%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.084%) Firmware
11 1 (0.084%) Samba
11 1 (0.084%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 65 (5.46%) SCCM
2 61 (5.12%) Ansible
2 61 (5.12%) Puppet
3 50 (4.20%) Kubernetes
4 41 (3.44%) Opscode Chef
5 31 (2.60%) vRealize
6 26 (2.18%) SCOM
7 24 (2.02%) Terraform
7 24 (2.02%) vRealize Orchestrator
8 17 (1.43%) Red Hat Satellite
9 16 (1.34%) WSUS
10 15 (1.26%) Norton AntiVirus
11 7 (0.59%) Cisco CUCM
11 7 (0.59%) Docker Swarm
12 6 (0.50%) Microsoft Clustering
12 6 (0.50%) vCenter Server
13 5 (0.42%) Backup Exec
14 4 (0.34%) SCOrch
14 4 (0.34%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 3 (0.25%) Kibana
Vendors
1 249 (20.91%) Microsoft
2 132 (11.08%) Oracle
2 132 (11.08%) VMware
3 87 (7.30%) Cisco
4 51 (4.28%) HP
5 49 (4.11%) Google
6 38 (3.19%) Citrix
7 37 (3.11%) Dell
8 28 (2.35%) NetApp
8 28 (2.35%) Red Hat
9 26 (2.18%) Adobe
10 25 (2.10%) IBM
10 25 (2.10%) Salesforce.com
11 23 (1.93%) McAfee
12 18 (1.51%) CheckPoint
13 16 (1.34%) Cadence
14 15 (1.26%) Forcepoint
14 15 (1.26%) Symantec
15 13 (1.09%) Intel
15 13 (1.09%) Nimble Storage