Period
to 28 July 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Technical Leadership skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Technical Leadership over the 6 months to 28 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Technical Leadership
UK
6 months to
28 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 205 212 218
Rank change year-on-year +7 +6 +62
Permanent jobs citing Technical Leadership 1,917 1,129 2,364
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.70% 1.62% 1.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.81% 1.75% 1.77%
Number of salaries quoted 1,232 846 1,515
10th Percentile £46,250 £43,846 £42,500
25th Percentile £53,813 £52,500 £52,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £66,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +6.06% +1.54% -
75th Percentile £87,500 £86,250 £82,500
90th Percentile £103,750 £97,500 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £60,000

Technical Leadership is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 105,897 64,501 133,478
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 93.76% 92.79% 92.68%
Number of salaries quoted 72,232 52,239 106,499
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,000 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £73,750 £70,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £90,000 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

Technical Leadership
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Technical Leadership as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Technical Leadership in the UK

Technical Leadership
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Technical Leadership.

Salary trend for Technical Leadership in the UK

Technical Leadership
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Technical Leadership over the 6 months to 28 July 2021.

Salary histogram for Technical Leadership in the UK

Technical Leadership
Top 17 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Leadership within the UK over the 6 months to 28 July 2021. 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 +14 1,716 £71,925 +6.55% 345
UK excluding London +9 973 £60,000 - 233
London -13 796 £85,000 +13.33% 135
Work from Home -44 362 £70,000 +12.00% 75
South East +20 289 £65,000 +2.04% 57
North of England +15 240 £55,000 -8.33% 54
South West -39 157 £66,000 +17.86% 28
Yorkshire +8 113 £55,000 -10.20% 15
East of England +24 109 £60,000 -25.00% 23
North West -14 103 £54,000 -10.00% 33
Scotland -62 76 £55,000 - 14
Midlands -75 74 £63,750 +2.00% 47
West Midlands -77 48 £60,000 +8.44% 31
North East - 24 £54,000 - 6
East Midlands -54 23 £65,000 -7.14% 16
Wales -15 17 £61,250 +39.20% 10
Northern Ireland -33 12 £45,000 -25.00% 1

For the 6 months to 28 July 2021, IT jobs citing Technical Leadership also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for Technical Leadership.

1 781 (40.74%) Agile Software Development
2 686 (35.79%) AWS
3 627 (32.71%) Mentoring
4 595 (31.04%) Software Engineering
5 582 (30.36%) Java
6 577 (30.10%) DevOps
7 529 (27.60%) Azure
8 494 (25.77%) Social Skills
9 480 (25.04%) Microservices
10 428 (22.33%) Kubernetes
11 422 (22.01%) JavaScript
12 356 (18.57%) Python
13 350 (18.26%) Finance
14 349 (18.21%) Docker
15 341 (17.79%) Degree
16 326 (17.01%) React
17 304 (15.86%) Node.js
18 302 (15.75%) Jenkins
19 285 (14.87%) Coaching
20 253 (13.20%) Microsoft
21 247 (12.88%) TDD
22 244 (12.73%) Linux
23 242 (12.62%) Git (software)
24 240 (12.52%) SQL
25 238 (12.42%) Test Automation
26 231 (12.05%) GCP
27 227 (11.84%) C#
28 220 (11.48%) Continuous Integration
29 212 (11.06%) SaaS
29 212 (11.06%) Terraform

Technical Leadership
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 97 (5.06%) Apache Spark
2 81 (4.23%) Confluence
3 56 (2.92%) Elasticsearch
4 40 (2.09%) Cloud Foundry
5 37 (1.93%) SharePoint
6 18 (0.94%) nginx
7 14 (0.73%) CMS
8 12 (0.63%) Apache
9 9 (0.47%) JBoss
9 9 (0.47%) WebSphere
10 8 (0.42%) GlassFish
11 6 (0.31%) Apache Airflow
11 6 (0.31%) OpenStack
12 5 (0.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 5 (0.26%) Red Hat Fuse
12 5 (0.26%) SAS
13 4 (0.21%) Headless CMS
13 4 (0.21%) Jadu
13 4 (0.21%) Tornado
14 3 (0.16%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 39 (2.03%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (0.83%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (0.42%) Simulink
4 6 (0.31%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.16%) Maya
6 2 (0.10%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.10%) Mingle
7 1 (0.052%) EViews
7 1 (0.052%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 1 (0.052%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 14 (0.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (0.68%) Sentinel
3 9 (0.47%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 8 (0.42%) Distributed Ledger
4 8 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
4 8 (0.42%) R3 Corda
4 8 (0.42%) Shopify
5 7 (0.37%) Adobe Campaign
5 7 (0.37%) Oracle BPM
6 5 (0.26%) Oracle Applications
7 4 (0.21%) NetSuite
7 4 (0.21%) Oracle ERP
7 4 (0.21%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 2 (0.10%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 2 (0.10%) SAP S/4HANA
9 1 (0.052%) Elite 3E
9 1 (0.052%) SAP ERP
9 1 (0.052%) SAP Hybris
9 1 (0.052%) SystmOne
9 1 (0.052%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 686 (35.79%) AWS
2 529 (27.60%) Azure
3 231 (12.05%) GCP
4 212 (11.06%) SaaS
5 181 (9.44%) Serverless
6 136 (7.09%) GitHub
7 114 (5.95%) PaaS
8 78 (4.07%) Amazon EC2
9 75 (3.91%) Microsoft 365
10 72 (3.76%) IaaS
11 65 (3.39%) Power Platform
12 63 (3.29%) AWS Lambda
13 58 (3.03%) Amazon EKS
14 55 (2.87%) Amazon Kinesis
15 50 (2.61%) Azure Active Directory
16 48 (2.50%) Amazon S3
17 44 (2.30%) OpenShift
18 41 (2.14%) Amazon SQS
18 41 (2.14%) Dynamics 365
19 40 (2.09%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 80 (4.17%) Firewall
2 47 (2.45%) HTTP
2 47 (2.45%) Internet
3 37 (1.93%) VPN
4 28 (1.46%) Network Security
5 24 (1.25%) Wireless
6 19 (0.99%) Cisco Nexus
7 17 (0.89%) PPP
8 16 (0.83%) SSL
8 16 (0.83%) TCP/IP
9 15 (0.78%) Broadband
10 12 (0.63%) SAN
10 12 (0.63%) Software-Defined Networking
11 11 (0.57%) BGP
11 11 (0.57%) Unified Communications
11 11 (0.57%) WebEx
12 10 (0.52%) DNS
12 10 (0.52%) WAN
13 9 (0.47%) DMZ
13 9 (0.47%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 206 (10.75%) MongoDB
2 186 (9.70%) PostgreSQL
3 178 (9.29%) Relational Database
4 169 (8.82%) NoSQL
5 165 (8.61%) SQL Server
6 138 (7.20%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 117 (6.10%) Big Data
8 110 (5.74%) Hadoop
9 84 (4.38%) MySQL
10 69 (3.60%) HBase
11 65 (3.39%) Redis
12 59 (3.08%) Data Warehouse
13 43 (2.24%) Apache Cassandra
13 43 (2.24%) MariaDB
14 38 (1.98%) Apache Hive
15 37 (1.93%) Data Lake
16 31 (1.62%) Amazon RDS
16 31 (1.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 30 (1.56%) Azure SQL Database
17 30 (1.56%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 302 (15.75%) Jenkins
2 242 (12.62%) Git (software)
3 128 (6.68%) JIRA
4 76 (3.96%) GitLab
5 58 (3.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 48 (2.50%) Maven
7 46 (2.40%) TeamCity
8 45 (2.35%) JUnit
9 41 (2.14%) Sonatype Nexus
10 39 (2.03%) Bitbucket
11 36 (1.88%) SonarQube
11 36 (1.88%) webpack
12 33 (1.72%) Artifactory
13 32 (1.67%) Selenium
14 29 (1.51%) IBM UrbanCode
14 29 (1.51%) Team Foundation Server
15 28 (1.46%) Cucumber
15 28 (1.46%) Octopus Deploy
16 27 (1.41%) Cypress.io
16 27 (1.41%) Mockito
General
1 494 (25.77%) Social Skills
2 350 (18.26%) Finance
3 127 (6.62%) Presentation Skills
4 119 (6.21%) Retail
5 114 (5.95%) Banking
6 105 (5.48%) Inclusion and Diversity
7 96 (5.01%) Public Sector
8 91 (4.75%) Influencing Skills
9 88 (4.59%) Analytical Skills
10 71 (3.70%) Marketing
11 63 (3.29%) Law
12 52 (2.71%) Games
12 52 (2.71%) Telecoms
13 51 (2.66%) Electronics
14 49 (2.56%) Manufacturing
15 47 (2.45%) Documentation Skills
16 34 (1.77%) Financial Institution
17 33 (1.72%) Aerospace
18 26 (1.36%) Wearables
19 24 (1.25%) Public Speaking
Job Titles
1 346 (18.05%) Architect
2 288 (15.02%) Developer
3 211 (11.01%) Software Engineer
4 181 (9.44%) Technical Leader
5 145 (7.56%) Principal Engineer
6 126 (6.57%) Solutions Architect
7 109 (5.69%) Senior Developer
8 108 (5.63%) Senior Software Engineer
9 97 (5.06%) Java Developer
10 86 (4.49%) DevOps Engineer
11 85 (4.43%) Lead Developer
12 83 (4.33%) Principal Software Engineer
13 55 (2.87%) Senior DevOps
13 55 (2.87%) Senior DevOps Engineer
14 53 (2.76%) Systems Engineer
15 51 (2.66%) Design Engineer
16 50 (2.61%) Senior Design Engineer
16 50 (2.61%) Technical Architect
17 46 (2.40%) Azure Architect
18 43 (2.24%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 326 (17.01%) React
2 304 (15.86%) Node.js
3 194 (10.12%) .NET
4 189 (9.86%) Spring
5 184 (9.60%) REST
6 167 (8.71%) AngularJS
7 162 (8.45%) Web Services
8 133 (6.94%) Kafka
9 125 (6.52%) Spring Boot
10 115 (6.00%) RESTful
11 108 (5.63%) HTML
12 107 (5.58%) CSS
13 71 (3.70%) .NET Core
14 69 (3.60%) RabbitMQ
15 64 (3.34%) Middleware
16 61 (3.18%) GraphQL
17 57 (2.97%) JSON
18 50 (2.61%) OAuth
19 46 (2.40%) Vue.js
20 45 (2.35%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 124 (6.47%) User Experience
2 118 (6.16%) Cloud Native
3 102 (5.32%) Public Cloud
4 94 (4.90%) Data Centre
5 93 (4.85%) Algorithms
6 60 (3.13%) Management Information System
7 57 (2.97%) Hybrid Cloud
8 53 (2.76%) Mobile App
9 52 (2.71%) Virtual Team
10 51 (2.66%) Blog
11 44 (2.30%) Greenfield Project
12 43 (2.24%) Self-Motivation
13 42 (2.19%) Enterprise Software
14 35 (1.83%) Data Structures
15 33 (1.72%) Social Media
16 29 (1.51%) Embedded Systems
16 29 (1.51%) Smartphone
17 25 (1.30%) Smart City
18 22 (1.15%) BBC
19 20 (1.04%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 244 (12.73%) Linux
2 149 (7.77%) Windows
3 72 (3.76%) Unix
4 71 (3.70%) Apple iOS
5 70 (3.65%) Android
6 39 (2.03%) Windows Server
7 23 (1.20%) Mesosphere
7 23 (1.20%) Windows 10
8 17 (0.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 9 (0.47%) Embedded Linux
10 8 (0.42%) Windows Server 2019
11 7 (0.37%) CentOS
11 7 (0.37%) Mac OS X
12 5 (0.26%) AIX
12 5 (0.26%) Mac OS
12 5 (0.26%) Windows Server 2016
13 4 (0.21%) Solaris
13 4 (0.21%) Ubuntu
13 4 (0.21%) Windows Server 2008
14 2 (0.10%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 781 (40.74%) Agile Software Development
2 627 (32.71%) Mentoring
3 595 (31.04%) Software Engineering
4 577 (30.10%) DevOps
5 480 (25.04%) Microservices
6 285 (14.87%) Coaching
7 247 (12.88%) TDD
8 238 (12.42%) Test Automation
9 220 (11.48%) Continuous Integration
10 200 (10.43%) Problem-Solving
11 184 (9.60%) Scrum
12 175 (9.13%) Continuous Improvement
13 174 (9.08%) Full Stack Development
14 169 (8.82%) Computer Science
15 157 (8.19%) Stakeholder Management
16 148 (7.72%) Open Source
17 146 (7.62%) Event-Driven
18 145 (7.56%) Line Management
19 131 (6.83%) Project Management
20 127 (6.62%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 582 (30.36%) Java
2 422 (22.01%) JavaScript
3 356 (18.57%) Python
4 240 (12.52%) SQL
5 227 (11.84%) C#
6 147 (7.67%) C++
6 147 (7.67%) TypeScript
7 74 (3.86%) Go
8 68 (3.55%) PowerShell
8 68 (3.55%) Scala
9 55 (2.87%) C
10 50 (2.61%) PHP
11 45 (2.35%) MATLAB
12 40 (2.09%) Kotlin
13 39 (2.03%) Java 8
14 34 (1.77%) Bash Shell
15 27 (1.41%) T-SQL
16 21 (1.10%) R
17 20 (1.04%) ES6
17 20 (1.04%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 341 (17.79%) Degree
2 176 (9.18%) Security Cleared
3 135 (7.04%) SC Cleared
4 74 (3.86%) Computer Science Degree
5 62 (3.23%) Master's Degree
6 33 (1.72%) Cisco Certification
7 19 (0.99%) CISSP
8 17 (0.89%) DV Cleared
9 15 (0.78%) HND
10 13 (0.68%) Microsoft Certification
11 12 (0.63%) PMI Certification
12 10 (0.52%) AWS Certification
12 10 (0.52%) HNC
13 8 (0.42%) CISM
13 8 (0.42%) ISTQB
14 7 (0.37%) CCNA
14 7 (0.37%) PMP
15 6 (0.31%) CCNP
15 6 (0.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 5 (0.26%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 147 (7.67%) QA
2 69 (3.60%) GDPR
3 22 (1.15%) PCI DSS
4 16 (0.83%) Accessibility
4 16 (0.83%) IEC 61508
4 16 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 12 (0.63%) Data Quality
5 12 (0.63%) NIST
6 10 (0.52%) PMO
6 10 (0.52%) SLA
7 7 (0.37%) ISO 9001
8 6 (0.31%) RMADS
8 6 (0.31%) WCAG
9 3 (0.16%) CDISC
9 3 (0.16%) JTAG
10 2 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 1 (0.052%) Cyber Essentials
11 1 (0.052%) Government Security Classifications
11 1 (0.052%) IFRS
11 1 (0.052%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 349 (18.21%) Docker
2 78 (4.07%) Active Directory
3 28 (1.46%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (0.73%) HDFS
5 13 (0.68%) Hyper-V
5 13 (0.68%) Virtual Machines
6 11 (0.57%) vSphere
7 9 (0.47%) VMware NSX
8 7 (0.37%) Firmware
9 5 (0.26%) Virtual Desktop
10 4 (0.21%) Apache Flume
11 3 (0.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 2 (0.10%) NFS
13 1 (0.052%) BitLocker
13 1 (0.052%) Microsoft App-V
13 1 (0.052%) Terminal Services
13 1 (0.052%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 428 (22.33%) Kubernetes
2 212 (11.06%) Terraform
3 183 (9.55%) Ansible
4 79 (4.12%) Opscode Chef
5 62 (3.23%) Puppet
6 36 (1.88%) Istio
7 25 (1.30%) Kibana
8 23 (1.20%) Automic
9 22 (1.15%) Prometheus
10 21 (1.10%) Single Sign-On
11 19 (0.99%) HAProxy
12 18 (0.94%) Consul
13 16 (0.83%) logstash
14 15 (0.78%) Jamf Pro
14 15 (0.78%) Microsoft Intune
15 12 (0.63%) vRealize
16 11 (0.57%) AirWatch
17 10 (0.52%) Docker Swarm
17 10 (0.52%) Packer
17 10 (0.52%) SCCM
Vendors
1 253 (13.20%) Microsoft
2 153 (7.98%) Oracle
3 70 (3.65%) Google
4 58 (3.03%) VMware
5 47 (2.45%) Cisco
5 47 (2.45%) Databricks
6 43 (2.24%) Splunk
7 34 (1.77%) SAP
8 31 (1.62%) Red Hat
9 29 (1.51%) Salesforce.com
10 26 (1.36%) CheckPoint
11 25 (1.30%) Citrix
11 25 (1.30%) IBM
12 24 (1.25%) Cadence
12 24 (1.25%) Instagram
13 21 (1.10%) F5
14 20 (1.04%) Facebook
15 16 (0.83%) MuleSoft
15 16 (0.83%) PagerDuty
16 12 (0.63%) Cloudera