Period
to 6 April 2020

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 6 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Technical Leadership
UK
6 months to
6 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 193 232 268
Rank change year-on-year +39 +36 +33
Permanent jobs citing Technical Leadership 2,020 2,256 2,240
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.73% 1.51% 1.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.88% 1.64% 1.37%
Number of salaries quoted 1,552 1,665 1,800
Median annual salary £67,500 £64,733 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.27% -0.41% +4.00%
10th Percentile £46,138 £42,000 £41,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £97,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £62,500 £58,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +7.76% -3.33% +9.09%

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 107,513 137,576 163,652
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.91% 92.18% 92.19%
Number of salaries quoted 85,270 108,231 133,182
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £88,750 £85,000 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 6 April 2020.

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 6 April 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 +40 1,862 £70,000 +7.69% 217
UK excluding London +14 1,154 £62,500 +7.76% 121
London +80 827 £75,000 -3.23% 112
South East +62 397 £63,700 +10.78% 26
North of England -25 216 £62,203 -0.48% 29
Work from Home +18 161 £65,000 -7.14% 25
Midlands -7 147 £57,500 +4.55% 20
South West +20 142 £65,000 +18.18% 17
East of England +66 127 £75,000 +15.38% 13
North West +9 120 £63,288 +1.26% 20
West Midlands +24 91 £55,000 - 10
Scotland -14 86 £60,000 - 10
Yorkshire +6 82 £60,000 +9.09% 8
East Midlands -18 56 £71,250 +23.91% 10
Wales -14 33 £55,000 +12.16% 6
North East -50 14 £57,500 -17.86% 1
Northern Ireland +26 11 £57,500 -23.33%

For the 6 months to 6 April 2020, 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.

1 922 (45.64%) Agile Software Development
2 588 (29.11%) AWS
3 562 (27.82%) Java
4 532 (26.34%) Azure
5 495 (24.50%) Mentoring
6 464 (22.97%) DevOps
7 422 (20.89%) Finance
8 400 (19.80%) Software Engineering
9 351 (17.38%) JavaScript
10 350 (17.33%) Microsoft
11 326 (16.14%) Linux
12 305 (15.10%) Scrum
13 304 (15.05%) Python
14 295 (14.60%) Degree
15 287 (14.21%) SQL
15 287 (14.21%) TDD
16 282 (13.96%) .NET
17 276 (13.66%) Coaching
18 274 (13.56%) Docker
19 270 (13.37%) Microservices
20 269 (13.32%) Windows
21 240 (11.88%) Problem-Solving
22 230 (11.39%) Test Automation
23 228 (11.29%) C#
24 227 (11.24%) Git (software)
25 225 (11.14%) Analytics
26 202 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
27 200 (9.90%) Ansible
28 195 (9.65%) HTML
29 190 (9.41%) Web Services

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
1 112 (5.54%) Apache Spark
2 57 (2.82%) Elasticsearch
3 55 (2.72%) SharePoint
4 47 (2.33%) Skype for Business
5 38 (1.88%) Confluence
6 35 (1.73%) CMS
7 34 (1.68%) Apache Solr
8 33 (1.63%) Apache
9 22 (1.09%) JBoss
10 21 (1.04%) IIS
11 14 (0.69%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 14 (0.69%) Sitecore CMS
12 12 (0.59%) MS Exchange
12 12 (0.59%) Tomcat
13 9 (0.45%) Red Hat Fuse
13 9 (0.45%) SAS
13 9 (0.45%) WebSphere
14 8 (0.40%) Mule
14 8 (0.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 7 (0.35%) EPiServer
Applications
1 28 (1.39%) Microsoft Office
2 23 (1.14%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (0.45%) Chatbot
4 8 (0.40%) Simulink
5 7 (0.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.050%) Gephi
Business Applications
1 18 (0.89%) Payment Gateway
2 10 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
4 6 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
4 6 (0.30%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 6 (0.30%) Unit4 Business World
5 5 (0.25%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
6 4 (0.20%) SAP S/4HANA
7 2 (0.099%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.099%) Oracle CRM On Demand
7 2 (0.099%) SAP GTS
8 1 (0.050%) BASE24
8 1 (0.050%) Magento
8 1 (0.050%) Maximo
8 1 (0.050%) Oracle ERP
8 1 (0.050%) Q-Pulse
8 1 (0.050%) SAP MDG
8 1 (0.050%) SAP PM
8 1 (0.050%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
8 1 (0.050%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 588 (29.11%) AWS
2 532 (26.34%) Azure
3 156 (7.72%) SaaS
4 125 (6.19%) Office 365
5 123 (6.09%) PaaS
6 115 (5.69%) GCP
7 104 (5.15%) IaaS
8 71 (3.51%) OpenShift
9 64 (3.17%) Serverless
10 56 (2.77%) Power Platform
11 38 (1.88%) Amazon SQS
12 26 (1.29%) Azure Active Directory
13 23 (1.14%) Dynamics 365
14 20 (0.99%) Amazon EC2
15 18 (0.89%) Cloud Computing
16 17 (0.84%) Amazon EMR
16 17 (0.84%) Amazon S3
17 15 (0.74%) Amazon EKS
18 13 (0.64%) Basecamp
19 12 (0.59%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 139 (6.88%) Firewall
2 103 (5.10%) WAN
3 83 (4.11%) LAN
4 65 (3.22%) Internet
5 62 (3.07%) Network Security
6 48 (2.38%) TCP/IP
7 47 (2.33%) SAN
8 38 (1.88%) DNS
9 33 (1.63%) VPN
10 29 (1.44%) MPLS
11 27 (1.34%) Cisco ASA
12 26 (1.29%) HTTP
13 22 (1.09%) BGP
13 22 (1.09%) Wireless
14 20 (0.99%) Skype
15 19 (0.94%) DHCP
16 14 (0.69%) WLAN
17 13 (0.64%) Unified Communications
18 12 (0.59%) OSPF
18 12 (0.59%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 179 (8.86%) SQL Server
2 147 (7.28%) Big Data
3 113 (5.59%) Relational Database
4 99 (4.90%) NoSQL
5 91 (4.50%) Hadoop
6 81 (4.01%) Data Warehouse
7 78 (3.86%) MongoDB
8 65 (3.22%) PostgreSQL
9 58 (2.87%) RDBMS
10 56 (2.77%) MySQL
10 56 (2.77%) Power BI
11 54 (2.67%) Amazon RDS
12 50 (2.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 46 (2.28%) Apache Cassandra
14 36 (1.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 33 (1.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 30 (1.49%) Apache Hive
16 30 (1.49%) Neo4j
17 28 (1.39%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
18 27 (1.34%) Apache Accumulo
Development Applications
1 227 (11.24%) Git (software)
2 135 (6.68%) Jenkins
3 98 (4.85%) JIRA
4 56 (2.77%) Maven
5 32 (1.58%) Calabash
5 32 (1.58%) Charles Proxy
6 31 (1.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 29 (1.44%) TeamCity
7 29 (1.44%) Visual Studio Team System
8 24 (1.19%) Bitbucket
8 24 (1.19%) Rational DOORS
9 23 (1.14%) GitLab
10 20 (0.99%) Subversion
11 19 (0.94%) Team Foundation Server
11 19 (0.94%) Visual Studio
11 19 (0.94%) Xcode
12 15 (0.74%) Android Studio
12 15 (0.74%) fastlane
12 15 (0.74%) JUnit
12 15 (0.74%) Selenium
General
1 422 (20.89%) Finance
2 160 (7.92%) Banking
3 106 (5.25%) Retail
4 81 (4.01%) Public Sector
5 52 (2.57%) Games
6 50 (2.48%) Legal
7 48 (2.38%) Marketing
8 37 (1.83%) Manufacturing
9 34 (1.68%) Electronics
10 20 (0.99%) Military
11 19 (0.94%) Law
12 14 (0.69%) Aerospace
12 14 (0.69%) Telecoms
13 13 (0.64%) Financial Institution
14 12 (0.59%) Automotive
14 12 (0.59%) Local Government
15 11 (0.54%) Advertising
15 11 (0.54%) Investment Banking
16 9 (0.45%) Billing
17 8 (0.40%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 440 (21.78%) Architect
2 324 (16.04%) Developer
3 197 (9.75%) Solutions Architect
4 167 (8.27%) Software Engineer
5 155 (7.67%) Technical Leader
6 124 (6.14%) Senior Developer
7 122 (6.04%) Consultant
8 109 (5.40%) Lead Developer
9 106 (5.25%) Team Leader
10 90 (4.46%) Technical Architect
11 77 (3.81%) Senior Software Engineer
12 76 (3.76%) Java Developer
13 69 (3.42%) Java Engineer
14 62 (3.07%) DevOps Engineer
15 59 (2.92%) Analyst
16 58 (2.87%) Java Software Engineer
17 48 (2.38%) Network Engineer
18 47 (2.33%) Senior Java Engineer
19 46 (2.28%) Data Architect
20 45 (2.23%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 282 (13.96%) .NET
2 195 (9.65%) HTML
3 190 (9.41%) Web Services
4 189 (9.36%) Spring
5 171 (8.47%) CSS
6 166 (8.22%) AngularJS
7 156 (7.72%) Node.js
8 145 (7.18%) React
9 144 (7.13%) RESTful
10 119 (5.89%) HTML5
11 98 (4.85%) REST
12 96 (4.75%) Kafka
13 83 (4.11%) Spring Boot
14 79 (3.91%) Middleware
15 58 (2.87%) .NET Core
16 57 (2.82%) ASP.NET
16 57 (2.82%) CSS3
17 55 (2.72%) JSON
18 53 (2.62%) Natural Language Processing
19 48 (2.38%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 147 (7.28%) Public Cloud
2 141 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
3 117 (5.79%) User Experience
4 104 (5.15%) Data Centre
5 84 (4.16%) Cloud Native
6 80 (3.96%) Self-Motivation
7 75 (3.71%) Management Information System
8 74 (3.66%) Hybrid Cloud
9 70 (3.47%) Mobile App
10 56 (2.77%) Greenfield Project
11 38 (1.88%) Reinsurance
12 37 (1.83%) Algorithms
13 35 (1.73%) Enterprise Software
14 31 (1.53%) Virtual Team
15 26 (1.29%) Tandem
16 23 (1.14%) Data Structures
16 23 (1.14%) Online Games
17 21 (1.04%) Blog
18 18 (0.89%) Client/Server
19 17 (0.84%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 326 (16.14%) Linux
2 269 (13.32%) Windows
3 82 (4.06%) Unix
4 78 (3.86%) Windows Server
5 71 (3.51%) Apple iOS
6 56 (2.77%) Android
7 50 (2.48%) Windows 10
8 37 (1.83%) Windows Server 2012
9 34 (1.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 31 (1.53%) Windows Server 2016
11 29 (1.44%) Windows Server 2008
12 20 (0.99%) Windows 7
13 13 (0.64%) Mac OS X
14 9 (0.45%) Solaris
15 8 (0.40%) Ubuntu
16 7 (0.35%) VxWorks
17 6 (0.30%) Windows 8
18 4 (0.20%) CentOS
18 4 (0.20%) HPUX
18 4 (0.20%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 922 (45.64%) Agile Software Development
2 495 (24.50%) Mentoring
3 464 (22.97%) DevOps
4 400 (19.80%) Software Engineering
5 305 (15.10%) Scrum
6 287 (14.21%) TDD
7 276 (13.66%) Coaching
8 270 (13.37%) Microservices
9 240 (11.88%) Problem-Solving
10 230 (11.39%) Test Automation
11 225 (11.14%) Analytics
12 202 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
13 167 (8.27%) Continuous Improvement
14 154 (7.62%) SDLC
15 152 (7.52%) Continuous Delivery
16 148 (7.33%) Project Management
16 148 (7.33%) Stakeholder Management
17 147 (7.28%) Machine Learning
18 140 (6.93%) Line Management
19 139 (6.88%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 562 (27.82%) Java
2 351 (17.38%) JavaScript
3 304 (15.05%) Python
4 287 (14.21%) SQL
5 228 (11.29%) C#
6 126 (6.24%) PHP
7 110 (5.45%) TypeScript
8 109 (5.40%) C++
9 99 (4.90%) Ruby
10 98 (4.85%) C
11 90 (4.46%) Java 8
12 82 (4.06%) Scala
13 78 (3.86%) Bash Shell
13 78 (3.86%) PowerShell
14 44 (2.18%) Apple Swift
15 43 (2.13%) T-SQL
16 38 (1.88%) Go
17 29 (1.44%) Kotlin
18 28 (1.39%) MATLAB
19 27 (1.34%) AspectJ
Qualifications
1 295 (14.60%) Degree
2 150 (7.43%) Security Cleared
3 108 (5.35%) SC Cleared
4 90 (4.46%) Cisco Certification
5 64 (3.17%) CCNP
6 62 (3.07%) DV Cleared
7 58 (2.87%) Computer Science Degree
8 56 (2.77%) CISSP
9 51 (2.52%) Microsoft Certification
10 30 (1.49%) CCNA
11 26 (1.29%) CISM
12 21 (1.04%) DBS Check
13 18 (0.89%) MCSE
14 17 (0.84%) CCDP
15 15 (0.74%) Master's Degree
16 13 (0.64%) CCIE
16 13 (0.64%) SANS
17 12 (0.59%) AWS Certification
18 11 (0.54%) MCSA
19 9 (0.45%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 149 (7.38%) QA
2 44 (2.18%) GDPR
3 42 (2.08%) SLA
4 40 (1.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 37 (1.83%) PCI DSS
6 24 (1.19%) Data Quality
7 15 (0.74%) NIST
8 14 (0.69%) ISO 22301
9 11 (0.54%) COBIT
9 11 (0.54%) NCSC
10 10 (0.50%) Cyber Essentials
11 9 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 8 (0.40%) Government Security Classifications
13 6 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 15288
13 6 (0.30%) WAI
14 5 (0.25%) WCAG
15 4 (0.20%) HL7
15 4 (0.20%) PA-DSS
16 3 (0.15%) CDISC
16 3 (0.15%) NIST 800
System Software
1 274 (13.56%) Docker
2 112 (5.54%) Active Directory
3 109 (5.40%) VMware Infrastructure
4 61 (3.02%) Hyper-V
5 33 (1.63%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 27 (1.34%) Microsoft App-V
7 19 (0.94%) HDFS
8 18 (0.89%) Virtual Desktop
8 18 (0.89%) vSphere
9 14 (0.69%) BitLocker
9 14 (0.69%) XenApp
10 10 (0.50%) Apache Flume
10 10 (0.50%) VMware NSX
11 9 (0.45%) Firmware
12 6 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
13 5 (0.25%) XenDesktop
14 3 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
14 3 (0.15%) Virtual Servers
15 2 (0.099%) DFS Replication
15 2 (0.099%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 200 (9.90%) Ansible
2 185 (9.16%) Kubernetes
3 110 (5.45%) Terraform
4 98 (4.85%) Puppet
5 69 (3.42%) SCCM
6 67 (3.32%) Opscode Chef
7 42 (2.08%) Microsoft Intune
8 31 (1.53%) WSUS
9 29 (1.44%) Salt
10 16 (0.79%) Prometheus
10 16 (0.79%) Red Hat Satellite
10 16 (0.79%) SCVMM
11 11 (0.54%) Kibana
12 10 (0.50%) HP Quality Center
12 10 (0.50%) Oozie
12 10 (0.50%) Rancher
13 9 (0.45%) FortiGate
13 9 (0.45%) Grafana
14 8 (0.40%) Nessus
14 8 (0.40%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 350 (17.33%) Microsoft
2 166 (8.22%) Oracle
3 138 (6.83%) VMware
4 93 (4.60%) Cisco
5 83 (4.11%) WorldPay
6 73 (3.61%) FIS
7 71 (3.51%) Google
8 70 (3.47%) Citrix
9 45 (2.23%) IBM
10 44 (2.18%) Salesforce.com
11 41 (2.03%) Red Hat
12 36 (1.78%) Juniper
13 35 (1.73%) HP
14 32 (1.58%) Zend
15 30 (1.49%) Tableau
16 24 (1.19%) SAP
17 22 (1.09%) Dell
18 21 (1.04%) Adobe
18 21 (1.04%) SolarWinds
19 20 (0.99%) CheckPoint