Period
to 13 April 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 13 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Technical Leadership
UK
6 months to
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 194 200 229
Rank change year-on-year +6 +29 +40
Permanent jobs citing Technical Leadership 1,369 1,966 2,279
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.65% 1.73% 1.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.78% 1.87% 1.66%
Number of salaries quoted 1,033 1,416 1,555
10th Percentile £49,075 £46,000 £41,250
25th Percentile £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £67,500 £67,500 £62,781
Median % change year-on-year - +7.52% -6.30%
75th Percentile £82,500 £83,750 £80,000
90th Percentile £97,900 £95,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £61,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year -2.44% +6.96% -4.17%

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 76,792 104,892 137,408
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.47% 92.14% 92.30%
Number of salaries quoted 59,116 84,257 109,289
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £40,000 £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 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.11% +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 13 April 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 13 April 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 +2 1,252 £69,250 -1.07% 288
UK excluding London +8 795 £60,000 -2.44% 195
London -17 478 £80,000 +3.90% 111
Work from Home -31 280 £70,000 +7.69% 66
North of England +56 248 £55,000 -8.33% 45
South East -32 186 £65,000 - 35
South West +24 154 £63,000 +11.43% 42
North West +46 125 £55,000 -12.00% 22
Yorkshire +26 102 £55,000 -4.35% 23
East of England +28 83 £67,500 -10.00% 18
Midlands -11 83 £75,000 +35.96% 34
West Midlands +2 58 £75,000 +36.36% 23
Scotland -36 37 £65,000 +8.33% 15
East Midlands -13 25 £80,000 +10.34% 10
North East +24 21 £54,000 -1.82%
Northern Ireland +2 9 £45,000 -25.00% 2
Wales +10 7 £51,788 -9.93% 4

For the 6 months to 13 April 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.

1 596 (43.54%) Agile Software Development
2 400 (29.22%) Mentoring
3 392 (28.63%) DevOps
4 360 (26.30%) AWS
5 359 (26.22%) JavaScript
6 350 (25.57%) Azure
7 326 (23.81%) Software Engineering
8 295 (21.55%) Java
9 268 (19.58%) Python
10 261 (19.07%) Coaching
11 240 (17.53%) Microservices
12 238 (17.38%) Degree
13 233 (17.02%) SQL
14 224 (16.36%) Kubernetes
15 211 (15.41%) React
16 210 (15.34%) TDD
17 202 (14.76%) Microsoft
18 192 (14.02%) Test Automation
19 189 (13.81%) Finance
20 186 (13.59%) .NET
20 186 (13.59%) Node.js
21 179 (13.08%) Scrum
22 176 (12.86%) Docker
23 174 (12.71%) SaaS
24 167 (12.20%) Git (software)
25 165 (12.05%) C#
25 165 (12.05%) Linux
26 150 (10.96%) Computer Science
27 149 (10.88%) Terraform
28 140 (10.23%) Problem-Solving

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 59 (4.31%) Confluence
2 28 (2.05%) CMS
3 24 (1.75%) Apache Spark
3 24 (1.75%) SharePoint
4 19 (1.39%) Umbraco
5 14 (1.02%) Headless CMS
6 13 (0.95%) Sitecore CMS
7 11 (0.80%) Elasticsearch
7 11 (0.80%) EPiServer
7 11 (0.80%) Kentico
7 11 (0.80%) OpenStack
8 8 (0.58%) Apache
9 7 (0.51%) SAS
9 7 (0.51%) WebSphere
10 6 (0.44%) Apache Airflow
10 6 (0.44%) ArcGIS
10 6 (0.44%) Camunda
10 6 (0.44%) Red Hat Fuse
11 5 (0.37%) JBoss
11 5 (0.37%) nginx
Applications
1 17 (1.24%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (0.80%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (0.58%) Simulink
4 2 (0.15%) Figma
5 1 (0.073%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 17 (1.24%) Dynamics AX
2 10 (0.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.73%) Shopify
3 7 (0.51%) Sentinel
4 4 (0.29%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 4 (0.29%) NetSuite
5 2 (0.15%) Maximo
5 2 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.15%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 2 (0.15%) SAP GTS
6 1 (0.073%) Adobe Campaign
6 1 (0.073%) Elite 3E
6 1 (0.073%) Eloqua
6 1 (0.073%) SAP Hybris
6 1 (0.073%) Temenos T24
6 1 (0.073%) TrackWise
Cloud Services
1 360 (26.30%) AWS
2 350 (25.57%) Azure
3 174 (12.71%) SaaS
4 120 (8.77%) GCP
5 101 (7.38%) Serverless
6 87 (6.36%) PaaS
7 79 (5.77%) IaaS
8 59 (4.31%) Power Platform
9 56 (4.09%) Microsoft 365
10 48 (3.51%) AWS Lambda
10 48 (3.51%) GitHub
11 47 (3.43%) Azure Active Directory
12 38 (2.78%) Dynamics 365
13 37 (2.70%) OpenShift
14 36 (2.63%) Amazon EC2
15 35 (2.56%) Cloud Computing
16 33 (2.41%) Azure Data Factory
17 32 (2.34%) Amazon EKS
18 26 (1.90%) Amazon S3
19 22 (1.61%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 64 (4.67%) Firewall
2 43 (3.14%) Internet
3 37 (2.70%) Network Security
4 29 (2.12%) VPN
5 20 (1.46%) Wireless
6 14 (1.02%) DMZ
6 14 (1.02%) DNS
7 11 (0.80%) SAN
7 11 (0.80%) WAN
8 10 (0.73%) HTTP
8 10 (0.73%) LAN
8 10 (0.73%) NAS
8 10 (0.73%) VSAN
9 8 (0.58%) BGP
9 8 (0.58%) Cisco Nexus
9 8 (0.58%) DHCP
9 8 (0.58%) OSPF
9 8 (0.58%) PPP
10 7 (0.51%) Cisco ASA
10 7 (0.51%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 106 (7.74%) MongoDB
2 97 (7.09%) SQL Server
3 65 (4.75%) PostgreSQL
4 62 (4.53%) NoSQL
5 53 (3.87%) Relational Database
6 52 (3.80%) MySQL
7 50 (3.65%) Big Data
8 47 (3.43%) Azure SQL Database
8 47 (3.43%) Data Warehouse
9 35 (2.56%) Hadoop
10 24 (1.75%) Cosmos DB
11 21 (1.53%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
11 21 (1.53%) Data Lake
11 21 (1.53%) Redis
12 20 (1.46%) Amazon RDS
12 20 (1.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 17 (1.24%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 17 (1.24%) Apache Cassandra
13 17 (1.24%) Power BI
14 16 (1.17%) HBase
Development Applications
1 167 (12.20%) Git (software)
2 131 (9.57%) Jenkins
3 88 (6.43%) JIRA
4 72 (5.26%) GitLab
5 45 (3.29%) Bitbucket
6 38 (2.78%) Maven
7 27 (1.97%) Selenium
8 26 (1.90%) Cucumber
9 23 (1.68%) Gradle
9 23 (1.68%) JUnit
9 23 (1.68%) TeamCity
10 21 (1.53%) SoapUI
11 19 (1.39%) Sonatype Nexus
12 18 (1.31%) Cypress.io
12 18 (1.31%) Mockito
12 18 (1.31%) webpack
13 16 (1.17%) Visual Studio
14 14 (1.02%) CircleCI
14 14 (1.02%) GoCD
15 13 (0.95%) Artifactory
General
1 189 (13.81%) Finance
2 68 (4.97%) Public Sector
3 58 (4.24%) Banking
4 52 (3.80%) Retail
5 40 (2.92%) Electronics
6 37 (2.70%) Marketing
7 33 (2.41%) Law
8 31 (2.26%) Manufacturing
9 30 (2.19%) Telecoms
10 24 (1.75%) Games
11 23 (1.68%) Billing
12 17 (1.24%) Pharmaceutical
13 14 (1.02%) Legal
14 12 (0.88%) Aerospace
15 11 (0.80%) Housing Association
16 9 (0.66%) Advertising
16 9 (0.66%) Front Office
17 8 (0.58%) Publishing
18 6 (0.44%) Automotive
19 5 (0.37%) Military
Job Titles
1 237 (17.31%) Developer
2 225 (16.44%) Architect
3 124 (9.06%) Software Engineer
4 104 (7.60%) Principal Engineer
5 97 (7.09%) Senior Developer
6 92 (6.72%) Solutions Architect
7 78 (5.70%) DevOps Engineer
8 71 (5.19%) Technical Leader
9 68 (4.97%) Lead Developer
10 66 (4.82%) Cloud Engineer
10 66 (4.82%) Senior DevOps
10 66 (4.82%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 57 (4.16%) Senior Software Engineer
12 51 (3.73%) Python Engineer
13 50 (3.65%) Java Developer
14 49 (3.58%) Team Leader
15 42 (3.07%) Full Stack Developer
16 39 (2.85%) Principal Software Engineer
17 36 (2.63%) React Developer
18 35 (2.56%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 211 (15.41%) React
2 186 (13.59%) .NET
2 186 (13.59%) Node.js
3 115 (8.40%) REST
4 107 (7.82%) AngularJS
5 103 (7.52%) HTML
6 100 (7.30%) CSS
7 97 (7.09%) .NET Core
8 69 (5.04%) Kafka
9 63 (4.60%) Spring
10 62 (4.53%) Flask
11 58 (4.24%) Django
12 56 (4.09%) ASP.NET
13 55 (4.02%) RESTful
14 51 (3.73%) Web Services
15 43 (3.14%) Vue.js
16 42 (3.07%) .NET Framework
17 39 (2.85%) ASP.NET Web Forms
18 36 (2.63%) Spring Boot
19 31 (2.26%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 95 (6.94%) Analytical Skills
2 72 (5.26%) Cloud Native
3 71 (5.19%) Public Cloud
4 67 (4.89%) User Experience
5 60 (4.38%) Algorithms
6 54 (3.94%) Hybrid Cloud
7 53 (3.87%) Mobile App
8 41 (2.99%) Data Centre
8 41 (2.99%) Enterprise Software
9 38 (2.78%) Management Information System
10 31 (2.26%) Data Structures
11 30 (2.19%) Self-Motivation
12 28 (2.05%) Virtual Team
13 23 (1.68%) Greenfield Project
14 16 (1.17%) Blog
14 16 (1.17%) Embedded Systems
14 16 (1.17%) PKI
15 14 (1.02%) Replication
15 14 (1.02%) Social Media
16 13 (0.95%) Smart City
Operating Systems
1 165 (12.05%) Linux
2 95 (6.94%) Windows
3 33 (2.41%) Apple iOS
4 32 (2.34%) Android
5 31 (2.26%) Windows Server
6 23 (1.68%) Unix
7 21 (1.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 10 (0.73%) VMS
9 9 (0.66%) CentOS
9 9 (0.66%) Windows Server 2019
10 8 (0.58%) Embedded Linux
11 5 (0.37%) Windows 10
11 5 (0.37%) Windows Server 2016
12 4 (0.29%) Mac OS X
12 4 (0.29%) Ubuntu
13 3 (0.22%) Windows Server 2008
13 3 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
14 2 (0.15%) Solaris
15 1 (0.073%) Android TV
15 1 (0.073%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 596 (43.54%) Agile Software Development
2 400 (29.22%) Mentoring
3 392 (28.63%) DevOps
4 326 (23.81%) Software Engineering
5 261 (19.07%) Coaching
6 240 (17.53%) Microservices
7 210 (15.34%) TDD
8 192 (14.02%) Test Automation
9 179 (13.08%) Scrum
10 150 (10.96%) Computer Science
11 140 (10.23%) Problem-Solving
12 120 (8.77%) Continuous Integration
13 108 (7.89%) BDD
14 104 (7.60%) Continuous Improvement
15 92 (6.72%) Project Management
16 88 (6.43%) Open Source
17 83 (6.06%) Decision-Making
17 83 (6.06%) Project Delivery
18 74 (5.41%) Line Management
19 73 (5.33%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 359 (26.22%) JavaScript
2 295 (21.55%) Java
3 268 (19.58%) Python
4 233 (17.02%) SQL
5 165 (12.05%) C#
6 88 (6.43%) TypeScript
7 72 (5.26%) C++
8 71 (5.19%) PowerShell
9 68 (4.97%) Go
10 49 (3.58%) C
11 42 (3.07%) PHP
12 33 (2.41%) Bash Shell
13 25 (1.83%) ES6
13 25 (1.83%) MATLAB
14 22 (1.61%) Perl
15 18 (1.31%) Scala
16 15 (1.10%) Java 8
17 12 (0.88%) VB
18 11 (0.80%) T-SQL
18 11 (0.80%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 238 (17.38%) Degree
2 136 (9.93%) Security Cleared
3 108 (7.89%) SC Cleared
4 79 (5.77%) Computer Science Degree
5 35 (2.56%) Master's Degree
6 30 (2.19%) Cisco Certification
7 25 (1.83%) CCNP
8 23 (1.68%) DV Cleared
9 21 (1.53%) Microsoft Certification
10 19 (1.39%) CISSP
11 16 (1.17%) PMI Certification
12 15 (1.10%) ISTQB
13 13 (0.95%) PhD
14 12 (0.88%) CCIE
14 12 (0.88%) ISEB
15 9 (0.66%) ISEB Practitioner
16 6 (0.44%) AWS Certification
16 6 (0.44%) HNC
16 6 (0.44%) HND
16 6 (0.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 79 (5.77%) QA
2 24 (1.75%) GDPR
3 22 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 11 (0.80%) NIST
5 10 (0.73%) HIPAA
5 10 (0.73%) PCI DSS
5 10 (0.73%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 7 (0.51%) ISO 9001
7 6 (0.44%) PMO
7 6 (0.44%) WCAG
8 5 (0.37%) CDISC
8 5 (0.37%) Data Quality
8 5 (0.37%) IEC 61508
8 5 (0.37%) NCSC
8 5 (0.37%) SLA
9 4 (0.29%) ISO 13485
10 3 (0.22%) NIST 800
10 3 (0.22%) RMADS
11 2 (0.15%) Government Security Classifications
11 2 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 176 (12.86%) Docker
2 77 (5.62%) Active Directory
3 32 (2.34%) VMware Infrastructure
4 19 (1.39%) Virtual Machines
4 19 (1.39%) vSphere
5 11 (0.80%) HDFS
6 10 (0.73%) Hyper-V
7 6 (0.44%) VMware NSX
8 5 (0.37%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 4 (0.29%) Firmware
9 4 (0.29%) Varnish
10 3 (0.22%) Apache Flume
10 3 (0.22%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.073%) NDS
11 1 (0.073%) NetIQ eDirectory
11 1 (0.073%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.073%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 224 (16.36%) Kubernetes
2 149 (10.88%) Terraform
3 88 (6.43%) Ansible
4 35 (2.56%) Opscode Chef
5 30 (2.19%) Istio
6 26 (1.90%) Puppet
7 11 (0.80%) Microsoft Intune
7 11 (0.80%) Packer
8 10 (0.73%) Rancher
8 10 (0.73%) Rundeck
8 10 (0.73%) SCCM
9 8 (0.58%) CASB
10 7 (0.51%) Single Sign-On
10 7 (0.51%) ZABBIX
11 6 (0.44%) AirWatch
11 6 (0.44%) Jamf Pro
11 6 (0.44%) Salt
12 4 (0.29%) Ambari
12 4 (0.29%) Grafana
12 4 (0.29%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 202 (14.76%) Microsoft
2 73 (5.33%) Oracle
3 53 (3.87%) Google
4 51 (3.73%) VMware
5 40 (2.92%) Cisco
6 28 (2.05%) Red Hat
6 28 (2.05%) SAP
7 25 (1.83%) Salesforce.com
8 24 (1.75%) PagerDuty
9 21 (1.53%) CheckPoint
10 20 (1.46%) F5
11 17 (1.24%) Databricks
12 16 (1.17%) Citrix
13 15 (1.10%) HP
13 15 (1.10%) IBM
13 15 (1.10%) NetApp
13 15 (1.10%) Splunk
14 14 (1.02%) Sitecore
15 13 (0.95%) Xamarin
16 12 (0.88%) Apple