Period
to 8 July 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 8 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Technical Leadership
UK
6 months to
8 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 205 216 278
Rank change year-on-year +11 +62 +31
Permanent jobs citing Technical Leadership 1,302 2,403 2,214
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.65% 1.62% 1.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.79% 1.76% 1.34%
Number of salaries quoted 1,065 1,613 1,726
Median annual salary £66,000 £65,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.54% - +4.00%
10th Percentile £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £97,500
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 72,680 136,380 164,702
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.17% 92.20% 92.16%
Number of salaries quoted 58,015 107,412 132,271
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +3.09%
10th Percentile £31,750 £30,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £86,250 £82,500
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 8 July 2020.

Salary histogram for Technical Leadership in the UK

Technical Leadership
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 Leadership within the UK over the 6 months to 8 July 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 +10 1,186 £67,500 +3.85% 133
UK excluding London -2 721 £60,000 - 97
London +29 563 £75,000 -6.25% 44
South East +35 211 £62,500 +4.17% 32
South West +64 135 £57,500 -4.17% 20
North of England -16 122 £60,000 +4.35% 16
Work from Home +54 106 £62,500 -10.71% 14
Midlands +50 97 £62,500 +13.64% 10
Scotland +17 79 £57,500 -1.71% 4
North West +10 72 £59,500 -4.80% 9
West Midlands +52 60 £55,330 +0.60% 9
East of England +27 51 £80,000 +23.08% 11
Yorkshire +29 50 £62,500 +13.64% 6
East Midlands +43 37 £72,500 +26.09% 1
Wales +19 18 £55,000 +10.00% 4
Northern Ireland - 8 £60,000 -

For the 6 months to 8 July 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.

1 597 (45.85%) Agile Software Development
2 391 (30.03%) AWS
3 356 (27.34%) Azure
4 339 (26.04%) Java
5 330 (25.35%) DevOps
6 306 (23.50%) Mentoring
7 303 (23.27%) Finance
8 243 (18.66%) JavaScript
9 241 (18.51%) Software Engineering
10 237 (18.20%) Python
11 216 (16.59%) Linux
12 205 (15.75%) Microsoft
13 203 (15.59%) Windows
14 197 (15.13%) Scrum
15 189 (14.52%) SQL
16 179 (13.75%) Degree
17 172 (13.21%) .NET
18 169 (12.98%) Microservices
19 163 (12.52%) Docker
20 154 (11.83%) C#
21 149 (11.44%) SQL Server
22 144 (11.06%) Security Cleared
23 142 (10.91%) Analytics
24 139 (10.68%) Coaching
25 135 (10.37%) Problem-Solving
26 131 (10.06%) Ansible
27 130 (9.98%) Git (software)
28 124 (9.52%) Active Directory
28 124 (9.52%) TDD
29 121 (9.29%) PaaS

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 54 (4.15%) Apache Spark
2 52 (3.99%) Confluence
3 40 (3.07%) IIS
4 36 (2.76%) Elasticsearch
5 34 (2.61%) SharePoint
6 29 (2.23%) CMS
7 23 (1.77%) Skype for Business
8 22 (1.69%) Apache
8 22 (1.69%) WebSphere
9 20 (1.54%) Tomcat
10 18 (1.38%) Apache Solr
11 17 (1.31%) SAS
12 13 (1.00%) MS Exchange
13 10 (0.77%) Sitecore CMS
14 9 (0.69%) Red Hat Fuse
15 8 (0.61%) Anypoint
15 8 (0.61%) Cloud Foundry
16 7 (0.54%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 7 (0.54%) OpenStack
16 7 (0.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 23 (1.77%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (1.08%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (0.46%) Chatbot
4 3 (0.23%) Simulink
5 2 (0.15%) Windchill
6 1 (0.077%) Gephi
6 1 (0.077%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 16 (1.23%) Remedy ITSM
2 12 (0.92%) SAP GTS
3 6 (0.46%) Unit4 Business World
4 5 (0.38%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
5 3 (0.23%) Maximo
5 3 (0.23%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 2 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.15%) Oracle CRM On Demand
6 2 (0.15%) SAP S/4HANA
7 1 (0.077%) BASE24
7 1 (0.077%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.077%) Magento
7 1 (0.077%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.077%) Q-Pulse
7 1 (0.077%) SAP Hybris
7 1 (0.077%) SAP MDG
7 1 (0.077%) SAP PM
7 1 (0.077%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 391 (30.03%) AWS
2 356 (27.34%) Azure
3 121 (9.29%) PaaS
4 115 (8.83%) SaaS
5 105 (8.06%) IaaS
6 91 (6.99%) Office 365
7 74 (5.68%) GCP
8 47 (3.61%) Serverless
9 32 (2.46%) Cloud Computing
10 30 (2.30%) Azure Active Directory
11 23 (1.77%) Power Platform
12 16 (1.23%) Amazon EC2
12 16 (1.23%) Amazon SQS
12 16 (1.23%) AWS CloudFormation
13 14 (1.08%) GitHub
14 12 (0.92%) OpenShift
15 11 (0.84%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 11 (0.84%) Amazon EKS
16 10 (0.77%) Sauce Labs
17 9 (0.69%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 87 (6.68%) Firewall
2 60 (4.61%) WAN
3 52 (3.99%) TCP/IP
4 49 (3.76%) Internet
5 47 (3.61%) LAN
6 37 (2.84%) DNS
7 33 (2.53%) Network Security
8 26 (2.00%) DHCP
8 26 (2.00%) SAN
9 23 (1.77%) HTTP
10 18 (1.38%) Cisco ASA
11 16 (1.23%) BGP
12 15 (1.15%) OSPF
13 13 (1.00%) Skype
14 12 (0.92%) FTP
15 11 (0.84%) Broadband
15 11 (0.84%) SNMP
15 11 (0.84%) Software-Defined Networking
15 11 (0.84%) VPN
15 11 (0.84%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 149 (11.44%) SQL Server
2 115 (8.83%) Big Data
3 79 (6.07%) Relational Database
4 63 (4.84%) Hadoop
5 52 (3.99%) NoSQL
6 48 (3.69%) Data Warehouse
7 43 (3.30%) MongoDB
8 37 (2.84%) MySQL
9 35 (2.69%) RDBMS
10 30 (2.30%) PostgreSQL
11 28 (2.15%) Amazon RDS
12 25 (1.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 23 (1.77%) HBase
14 22 (1.69%) Power BI
15 18 (1.38%) Apache Hive
15 18 (1.38%) Neo4j
16 17 (1.31%) DB2
17 16 (1.23%) Apache Accumulo
17 16 (1.23%) Apache Cassandra
17 16 (1.23%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 130 (9.98%) Git (software)
2 118 (9.06%) Jenkins
3 97 (7.45%) JIRA
4 51 (3.92%) Maven
5 23 (1.77%) Team Foundation Server
6 21 (1.61%) Bitbucket
7 20 (1.54%) Cucumber
7 20 (1.54%) Selenium
8 19 (1.46%) JUnit
9 18 (1.38%) GitLab
9 18 (1.38%) Sonatype Nexus
10 16 (1.23%) Calabash
10 16 (1.23%) Charles Proxy
11 15 (1.15%) Artifactory
12 14 (1.08%) SoapUI
13 13 (1.00%) TeamCity
14 12 (0.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 12 (0.92%) fastlane
14 12 (0.92%) Xcode
15 11 (0.84%) Ant
General
1 303 (23.27%) Finance
2 68 (5.22%) Banking
3 54 (4.15%) Retail
4 44 (3.38%) Public Sector
5 42 (3.23%) Legal
6 36 (2.76%) Games
7 24 (1.84%) Marketing
8 20 (1.54%) Law
9 15 (1.15%) Electronics
10 14 (1.08%) Aerospace
10 14 (1.08%) Investment Banking
10 14 (1.08%) Manufacturing
11 12 (0.92%) Automotive
12 9 (0.69%) Financial Institution
13 8 (0.61%) Advertising
14 7 (0.54%) Front Office
14 7 (0.54%) Military
15 5 (0.38%) General Ledger
15 5 (0.38%) Police
16 4 (0.31%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 302 (23.20%) Architect
2 229 (17.59%) Developer
3 111 (8.53%) Solutions Architect
4 92 (7.07%) Senior Developer
5 85 (6.53%) Technical Leader
6 67 (5.15%) Consultant
7 66 (5.07%) Lead Developer
8 64 (4.92%) Software Engineer
9 62 (4.76%) Team Leader
10 58 (4.45%) Technical Architect
11 50 (3.84%) Cloud Architect
12 47 (3.61%) Java Developer
13 46 (3.53%) Data Architect
14 45 (3.46%) Analyst
14 45 (3.46%) DevOps Engineer
15 40 (3.07%) Software Developer
16 38 (2.92%) Senior Architect
17 35 (2.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
18 33 (2.53%) .NET Developer
19 30 (2.30%) AWS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 172 (13.21%) .NET
2 120 (9.22%) HTML
3 112 (8.60%) CSS
3 112 (8.60%) Web Services
4 110 (8.45%) AngularJS
5 99 (7.60%) React
6 91 (6.99%) Spring
7 85 (6.53%) Node.js
8 73 (5.61%) RESTful
9 65 (4.99%) REST
10 64 (4.92%) Kafka
11 54 (4.15%) HTML5
12 44 (3.38%) .NET Core
13 41 (3.15%) ASP.NET
14 38 (2.92%) Natural Language Processing
14 38 (2.92%) Spring Boot
15 37 (2.84%) SOAP
16 35 (2.69%) .NET Framework
17 31 (2.38%) jQuery
18 30 (2.30%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 83 (6.37%) Analytical Skills
2 78 (5.99%) Data Centre
3 71 (5.45%) Public Cloud
4 69 (5.30%) User Experience
5 58 (4.45%) Cloud Native
6 43 (3.30%) Self-Motivation
7 40 (3.07%) Hybrid Cloud
7 40 (3.07%) Mobile App
8 39 (3.00%) Management Information System
9 36 (2.76%) Greenfield Project
10 25 (1.92%) Client/Server
11 24 (1.84%) Algorithms
12 21 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
13 18 (1.38%) N-Tier
14 17 (1.31%) Virtual Team
15 16 (1.23%) PKI
16 15 (1.15%) Cyberattack
17 13 (1.00%) Mainframe
17 13 (1.00%) Reinsurance
18 12 (0.92%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 216 (16.59%) Linux
2 203 (15.59%) Windows
3 78 (5.99%) Windows Server
4 67 (5.15%) Unix
5 57 (4.38%) Apple iOS
6 46 (3.53%) Windows 10
7 41 (3.15%) Android
7 41 (3.15%) Windows Server 2008
8 31 (2.38%) Windows 7
9 28 (2.15%) Windows Server 2012
10 23 (1.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 16 (1.23%) CentOS
12 14 (1.08%) Windows Server 2016
13 8 (0.61%) Solaris
14 7 (0.54%) Ubuntu
14 7 (0.54%) Windows 8
14 7 (0.54%) Windows Server 2003
15 5 (0.38%) Mac OS X
16 4 (0.31%) HPUX
17 3 (0.23%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 597 (45.85%) Agile Software Development
2 330 (25.35%) DevOps
3 306 (23.50%) Mentoring
4 241 (18.51%) Software Engineering
5 197 (15.13%) Scrum
6 169 (12.98%) Microservices
7 142 (10.91%) Analytics
8 139 (10.68%) Coaching
9 135 (10.37%) Problem-Solving
10 124 (9.52%) TDD
11 114 (8.76%) Test Automation
12 111 (8.53%) Continuous Integration
13 105 (8.06%) Machine Learning
14 102 (7.83%) Stakeholder Management
15 95 (7.30%) Computer Science
16 94 (7.22%) Cybersecurity
17 91 (6.99%) Line Management
17 91 (6.99%) Project Management
18 89 (6.84%) Continuous Delivery
19 86 (6.61%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 339 (26.04%) Java
2 243 (18.66%) JavaScript
3 237 (18.20%) Python
4 189 (14.52%) SQL
5 154 (11.83%) C#
6 94 (7.22%) TypeScript
7 83 (6.37%) PowerShell
8 69 (5.30%) PHP
9 67 (5.15%) C
10 66 (5.07%) Bash Shell
10 66 (5.07%) C++
11 52 (3.99%) Java 8
12 50 (3.84%) Ruby
13 49 (3.76%) Scala
14 28 (2.15%) Apple Swift
15 27 (2.07%) T-SQL
16 26 (2.00%) Groovy
17 24 (1.84%) R
18 23 (1.77%) Kotlin
19 21 (1.61%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 179 (13.75%) Degree
2 144 (11.06%) Security Cleared
3 85 (6.53%) SC Cleared
4 72 (5.53%) DV Cleared
5 59 (4.53%) Cisco Certification
6 49 (3.76%) Computer Science Degree
7 40 (3.07%) CCNP
8 39 (3.00%) Microsoft Certification
9 32 (2.46%) CISSP
10 23 (1.77%) CCNA
11 18 (1.38%) Master's Degree
12 17 (1.31%) MCSE
13 14 (1.08%) ISTQB
14 13 (1.00%) CISM
15 12 (0.92%) AWS Certification
16 10 (0.77%) DBS Check
16 10 (0.77%) ISEB
16 10 (0.77%) ISEB Practitioner
17 9 (0.69%) PhD
18 7 (0.54%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 81 (6.22%) QA
2 34 (2.61%) SLA
3 31 (2.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 21 (1.61%) NCSC
5 18 (1.38%) NIST
5 18 (1.38%) PCI DSS
6 17 (1.31%) GDPR
7 15 (1.15%) COBIT
8 14 (1.08%) NIST 800
9 11 (0.84%) Data Quality
10 9 (0.69%) Cyber Essentials
11 7 (0.54%) Government Security Classifications
12 5 (0.38%) ISO 22301
13 4 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 2 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 1 (0.077%) DO-178B
15 1 (0.077%) DO-254
15 1 (0.077%) HL7
15 1 (0.077%) PMO
15 1 (0.077%) WAI
System Software
1 163 (12.52%) Docker
2 124 (9.52%) Active Directory
3 76 (5.84%) VMware Infrastructure
4 51 (3.92%) Hyper-V
5 20 (1.54%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 16 (1.23%) HDFS
7 13 (1.00%) Microsoft App-V
7 13 (1.00%) Virtual Desktop
7 13 (1.00%) vSphere
8 11 (0.84%) XenApp
9 9 (0.69%) VMware NSX
10 7 (0.54%) Apache Flume
11 6 (0.46%) Samba
11 6 (0.46%) VMware ESXi
12 3 (0.23%) BitLocker
13 2 (0.15%) DFS Replication
13 2 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
13 2 (0.15%) XenDesktop
14 1 (0.077%) Cronacle
14 1 (0.077%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 131 (10.06%) Ansible
2 100 (7.68%) Kubernetes
3 76 (5.84%) Terraform
4 72 (5.53%) Puppet
4 72 (5.53%) SCCM
5 58 (4.45%) Opscode Chef
6 26 (2.00%) SCVMM
7 16 (1.23%) Microsoft Intune
8 15 (1.15%) Kibana
8 15 (1.15%) Salt
9 14 (1.08%) WSUS
10 12 (0.92%) Prometheus
11 11 (0.84%) Hadoop YARN
12 10 (0.77%) Ambari
13 8 (0.61%) CloudHub
14 7 (0.54%) Oozie
14 7 (0.54%) vRealize Orchestrator
14 7 (0.54%) ZABBIX
15 6 (0.46%) CFEngine
15 6 (0.46%) SCOM
Vendors
1 205 (15.75%) Microsoft
2 103 (7.91%) VMware
3 87 (6.68%) Oracle
4 80 (6.14%) Cisco
5 57 (4.38%) Google
6 45 (3.46%) HP
7 44 (3.38%) IBM
8 38 (2.92%) Citrix
9 31 (2.38%) Red Hat
9 31 (2.38%) SAP
10 27 (2.07%) ServiceNow
11 26 (2.00%) Tableau
12 22 (1.69%) Salesforce.com
13 19 (1.46%) Dell
13 19 (1.46%) Remedy
14 17 (1.31%) Juniper
14 17 (1.31%) MuleSoft
15 16 (1.23%) CA
16 15 (1.15%) Cloudera
16 15 (1.15%) Siebel