Period
to 26 September 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 26 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Technical Leadership
UK
6 months to
26 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 195 210 271
Rank change year-on-year +15 +61 +23
Permanent jobs citing Technical Leadership 841 2,298 2,088
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.75% 1.64% 1.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.89% 1.78% 1.36%
Number of salaries quoted 738 1,512 1,628
Median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
10th Percentile £45,000 £42,750 £42,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £97,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year - +4.35% +4.55%

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 44,591 129,456 153,827
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.56% 92.20% 91.88%
Number of salaries quoted 36,331 101,607 122,469
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £33,057 £30,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £91,250 £86,250 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +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 26 September 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 26 September 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 +9 761 £65,000 - 194
UK excluding London +41 480 £60,000 - 124
London +14 335 £75,000 -6.25% 84
South East +48 123 £62,500 +4.17% 38
South West +126 112 £55,500 -3.48% 20
North of England +24 84 £55,000 -3.97% 21
Work from Home +13 77 £60,000 - 46
Midlands +54 71 £62,500 +13.64% 21
Scotland +47 53 £57,500 -0.86% 12
West Midlands +40 48 £62,500 +14.25% 15
North West +25 43 £55,000 -12.00% 13
Yorkshire +69 37 £62,500 +13.64% 5
East of England +51 27 £72,500 +3.57% 9
East Midlands +63 23 £68,750 +22.77% 6
Wales +28 5 £38,000 -24.00% 3
Northern Ireland +21 5 £60,000 -14.29%
North East 0 4 £55,000 +2.54% 3

For the 6 months to 26 September 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.

1 409 (48.63%) Agile Software Development
2 237 (28.18%) AWS
3 226 (26.87%) DevOps
4 217 (25.80%) Java
5 211 (25.09%) Azure
6 203 (24.14%) Mentoring
7 172 (20.45%) JavaScript
7 172 (20.45%) Python
8 167 (19.86%) Scrum
9 163 (19.38%) Finance
10 156 (18.55%) Software Engineering
11 136 (16.17%) Microservices
11 136 (16.17%) Git (software)
12 135 (16.05%) Degree
13 133 (15.81%) Microsoft
14 132 (15.70%) Linux
15 130 (15.46%) Windows
16 128 (15.22%) SQL
17 120 (14.27%) .NET
18 109 (12.96%) Jenkins
19 107 (12.72%) Docker
20 105 (12.49%) JIRA
21 104 (12.37%) SaaS
22 103 (12.25%) Security Cleared
23 98 (11.65%) Test Automation
24 96 (11.41%) Ansible
25 95 (11.30%) Coaching
26 94 (11.18%) C#
27 89 (10.58%) TDD
28 86 (10.23%) Analytics

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 63 (7.49%) Confluence
2 32 (3.80%) IIS
3 31 (3.69%) Apache Spark
4 28 (3.33%) WebSphere
5 26 (3.09%) CMS
6 18 (2.14%) Elasticsearch
7 17 (2.02%) Tomcat
8 16 (1.90%) SAS
9 14 (1.66%) Sitecore CMS
10 13 (1.55%) SharePoint
11 12 (1.43%) EPiServer
12 11 (1.31%) Headless CMS
12 11 (1.31%) Skype for Business
12 11 (1.31%) Umbraco
13 9 (1.07%) MS Exchange
14 8 (0.95%) Apache
15 7 (0.83%) GlassFish
15 7 (0.83%) JBoss
15 7 (0.83%) Kentico
16 4 (0.48%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 16 (1.90%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (1.19%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.24%) Simulink
3 2 (0.24%) Windchill
4 1 (0.12%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 15 (1.78%) Remedy ITSM
1 15 (1.78%) SAP GTS
2 7 (0.83%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 6 (0.71%) Payment Gateway
4 3 (0.36%) Maximo
4 3 (0.36%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (0.36%) Oracle CRM On Demand
5 2 (0.24%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
5 2 (0.24%) Unit4 Business World
6 1 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.12%) Endur
6 1 (0.12%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.12%) SAP PM
6 1 (0.12%) SAP S/4HANA
6 1 (0.12%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 237 (28.18%) AWS
2 211 (25.09%) Azure
3 104 (12.37%) SaaS
4 72 (8.56%) GCP
5 68 (8.09%) IaaS
6 65 (7.73%) PaaS
7 61 (7.25%) Office 365
8 37 (4.40%) Cloud Computing
9 26 (3.09%) Serverless
10 23 (2.73%) Azure Active Directory
11 20 (2.38%) AWS Lambda
12 19 (2.26%) Power Platform
13 18 (2.14%) OpenShift
14 17 (2.02%) Sauce Labs
15 15 (1.78%) GitHub
16 14 (1.66%) Amazon EKS
17 13 (1.55%) AWS CloudFormation
18 9 (1.07%) Amazon S3
19 8 (0.95%) Amazon EC2
19 8 (0.95%) Mavenlink
Communications & Networking
1 55 (6.54%) Firewall
2 40 (4.76%) TCP/IP
3 33 (3.92%) WAN
4 27 (3.21%) LAN
4 27 (3.21%) Network Security
5 21 (2.50%) DNS
6 18 (2.14%) OSPF
7 16 (1.90%) BGP
7 16 (1.90%) Skype
7 16 (1.90%) VPN
8 15 (1.78%) Internet
9 12 (1.43%) DHCP
10 11 (1.31%) Cisco IOS
10 11 (1.31%) VLAN
10 11 (1.31%) Wi-Fi
11 10 (1.19%) FTP
11 10 (1.19%) Software-Defined Networking
12 9 (1.07%) Cisco ASA
12 9 (1.07%) HTTP
12 9 (1.07%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (10.11%) SQL Server
2 71 (8.44%) Big Data
3 44 (5.23%) MongoDB
4 39 (4.64%) Hadoop
4 39 (4.64%) NoSQL
5 36 (4.28%) Data Warehouse
6 27 (3.21%) Relational Database
7 21 (2.50%) MySQL
8 20 (2.38%) BusinessObjects
9 19 (2.26%) DB2
10 18 (2.14%) Power BI
11 16 (1.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 15 (1.78%) Apache Hive
13 12 (1.43%) Amazon RDS
13 12 (1.43%) HBase
14 11 (1.31%) Data Lake
14 11 (1.31%) PostgreSQL
15 9 (1.07%) Flink
15 9 (1.07%) SQL Server 2014
15 9 (1.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 136 (16.17%) Git (software)
2 109 (12.96%) Jenkins
3 105 (12.49%) JIRA
4 31 (3.69%) Sonatype Nexus
5 30 (3.57%) Artifactory
6 27 (3.21%) Maven
7 25 (2.97%) JUnit
8 24 (2.85%) Team Foundation Server
9 22 (2.62%) Cucumber
10 21 (2.50%) Mockito
10 21 (2.50%) Selenium
11 20 (2.38%) Bitbucket
12 17 (2.02%) eggPlant
12 17 (2.02%) SoapUI
13 13 (1.55%) GitLab
14 12 (1.43%) Ant
15 11 (1.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 10 (1.19%) CircleCI
17 9 (1.07%) Gradle
17 9 (1.07%) webpack
General
1 163 (19.38%) Finance
2 29 (3.45%) Retail
3 27 (3.21%) Banking
3 27 (3.21%) Public Sector
4 20 (2.38%) Legal
5 18 (2.14%) Law
5 18 (2.14%) Telecoms
6 16 (1.90%) Marketing
7 10 (1.19%) Automotive
8 9 (1.07%) Electronics
8 9 (1.07%) Investment Banking
9 8 (0.95%) Front Office
9 8 (0.95%) Games
9 8 (0.95%) Pharmaceutical
10 6 (0.71%) Manufacturing
11 4 (0.48%) Aerospace
11 4 (0.48%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.24%) Advertising
12 2 (0.24%) Military
12 2 (0.24%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 192 (22.83%) Developer
2 156 (18.55%) Architect
3 66 (7.85%) Senior Developer
3 66 (7.85%) Solutions Architect
4 63 (7.49%) Lead Developer
5 47 (5.59%) Java Developer
6 45 (5.35%) Principal Engineer
7 43 (5.11%) Software Engineer
8 41 (4.88%) Technical Leader
9 35 (4.16%) Python Engineer
10 30 (3.57%) Cloud Architect
10 30 (3.57%) Team Leader
11 28 (3.33%) Consultant
12 25 (2.97%) Analyst
12 25 (2.97%) Software Developer
13 24 (2.85%) .NET Developer
14 23 (2.73%) DevOps Engineer
15 22 (2.62%) Data Architect
16 21 (2.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 21 (2.50%) Lead Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 120 (14.27%) .NET
2 65 (7.73%) Spring
3 64 (7.61%) HTML
3 64 (7.61%) Node.js
3 64 (7.61%) REST
4 60 (7.13%) AngularJS
5 58 (6.90%) CSS
6 56 (6.66%) React
7 48 (5.71%) Web Services
8 45 (5.35%) RESTful
9 40 (4.76%) .NET Core
9 40 (4.76%) Kafka
10 38 (4.52%) ASP.NET
11 35 (4.16%) Django
12 29 (3.45%) SOAP
13 28 (3.33%) .NET Framework
14 25 (2.97%) Spring Boot
15 24 (2.85%) Flask
16 21 (2.50%) Hibernate
16 21 (2.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 53 (6.30%) User Experience
2 45 (5.35%) Analytical Skills
3 41 (4.88%) Data Centre
4 28 (3.33%) Management Information System
5 26 (3.09%) Mobile App
6 25 (2.97%) Client/Server
7 24 (2.85%) Public Cloud
8 22 (2.62%) Cloud Native
9 20 (2.38%) Mainframe
10 18 (2.14%) N-Tier
10 18 (2.14%) Self-Motivation
11 17 (2.02%) Hybrid Cloud
12 16 (1.90%) Greenfield Project
13 15 (1.78%) PKI
14 14 (1.66%) Enterprise Software
15 13 (1.55%) Algorithms
15 13 (1.55%) Cyberattack
15 13 (1.55%) Virtual Team
16 10 (1.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 8 (0.95%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 132 (15.70%) Linux
2 130 (15.46%) Windows
3 52 (6.18%) Windows Server
4 36 (4.28%) Apple iOS
5 33 (3.92%) Unix
6 32 (3.80%) Android
7 24 (2.85%) Windows 10
8 23 (2.73%) Windows Server 2008
9 20 (2.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 19 (2.26%) CentOS
10 19 (2.26%) Windows 7
11 15 (1.78%) Windows Server 2012
12 10 (1.19%) Windows Server 2016
13 6 (0.71%) Mac OS
13 6 (0.71%) Windows Server 2003
14 3 (0.36%) AIX
14 3 (0.36%) Solaris
14 3 (0.36%) Windows 8
14 3 (0.36%) Windows Server 2019
15 2 (0.24%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 409 (48.63%) Agile Software Development
2 226 (26.87%) DevOps
3 203 (24.14%) Mentoring
4 167 (19.86%) Scrum
5 156 (18.55%) Software Engineering
6 136 (16.17%) Microservices
7 98 (11.65%) Test Automation
8 95 (11.30%) Coaching
9 89 (10.58%) TDD
10 86 (10.23%) Analytics
11 79 (9.39%) Continuous Integration
12 77 (9.16%) Fintech
13 71 (8.44%) Computer Science
14 69 (8.20%) Line Management
15 64 (7.61%) Cybersecurity
15 64 (7.61%) Open Source
16 58 (6.90%) OO
17 56 (6.66%) ITIL
18 55 (6.54%) Project Management
19 54 (6.42%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 217 (25.80%) Java
2 172 (20.45%) JavaScript
2 172 (20.45%) Python
3 128 (15.22%) SQL
4 94 (11.18%) C#
5 68 (8.09%) PowerShell
6 61 (7.25%) TypeScript
7 49 (5.83%) C++
8 39 (4.64%) C
9 32 (3.80%) Bash Shell
10 22 (2.62%) Scala
11 20 (2.38%) Java 8
11 20 (2.38%) R
12 19 (2.26%) PHP
13 18 (2.14%) Kotlin
14 13 (1.55%) T-SQL
15 12 (1.43%) VBA
15 12 (1.43%) VBScript
16 11 (1.31%) Groovy
16 11 (1.31%) Perl
Qualifications
1 135 (16.05%) Degree
2 103 (12.25%) Security Cleared
3 57 (6.78%) SC Cleared
4 56 (6.66%) Computer Science Degree
5 52 (6.18%) DV Cleared
6 37 (4.40%) Cisco Certification
7 30 (3.57%) CCNP
8 26 (3.09%) CCNA
9 24 (2.85%) Master's Degree
10 21 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
11 17 (2.02%) ISEB
11 17 (2.02%) ISEB Practitioner
11 17 (2.02%) ISTQB
12 9 (1.07%) MCSE
13 8 (0.95%) CISSP
14 7 (0.83%) AWS Certification
15 4 (0.48%) CRISC
15 4 (0.48%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
15 4 (0.48%) OCP
15 4 (0.48%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (7.13%) QA
2 24 (2.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 17 (2.02%) GDPR
4 15 (1.78%) COBIT
5 13 (1.55%) NCSC
5 13 (1.55%) SLA
6 12 (1.43%) NIST
6 12 (1.43%) NIST 800
7 5 (0.59%) PCI DSS
8 3 (0.36%) WCAG
9 2 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials
9 2 (0.24%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.12%) GAAP
10 1 (0.12%) Government Security Classifications
10 1 (0.12%) HIPAA
10 1 (0.12%) HL7
10 1 (0.12%) IEC 62304
10 1 (0.12%) IFRS
10 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 1 (0.12%) PMO
System Software
1 107 (12.72%) Docker
2 76 (9.04%) Active Directory
3 38 (4.52%) VMware Infrastructure
4 22 (2.62%) Hyper-V
5 10 (1.19%) HDFS
6 7 (0.83%) vSphere
7 6 (0.71%) Samba
8 5 (0.59%) Firmware
9 4 (0.48%) Virtual Machines
10 3 (0.36%) BitLocker
10 3 (0.36%) Virtual Desktop
10 3 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (0.36%) XenApp
11 2 (0.24%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 2 (0.24%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (0.24%) vCloud
11 2 (0.24%) VMware NSX
12 1 (0.12%) Cronacle
12 1 (0.12%) NDS
12 1 (0.12%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 96 (11.41%) Ansible
2 79 (9.39%) Kubernetes
3 63 (7.49%) Terraform
4 42 (4.99%) Opscode Chef
5 39 (4.64%) SCCM
6 33 (3.92%) Puppet
7 18 (2.14%) SCVMM
8 13 (1.55%) Kibana
9 10 (1.19%) Ambari
9 10 (1.19%) Hadoop YARN
10 7 (0.83%) Microsoft Intune
10 7 (0.83%) Prometheus
10 7 (0.83%) vRealize Orchestrator
11 6 (0.71%) Core Impact
11 6 (0.71%) Nessus
11 6 (0.71%) Nexpose
12 5 (0.59%) Grafana
12 5 (0.59%) Nagios
13 4 (0.48%) CloudHub
13 4 (0.48%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 133 (15.81%) Microsoft
2 49 (5.83%) VMware
3 48 (5.71%) Cisco
4 45 (5.35%) IBM
5 44 (5.23%) Google
6 36 (4.28%) HP
6 36 (4.28%) Oracle
7 32 (3.80%) SAP
8 26 (3.09%) Red Hat
9 24 (2.85%) ServiceNow
10 19 (2.26%) Tableau
11 18 (2.14%) Siebel
12 17 (2.02%) Atlassian
13 16 (1.90%) CA
14 15 (1.78%) Hyperion
14 15 (1.78%) PeopleSoft
14 15 (1.78%) Remedy
14 15 (1.78%) Sitecore
15 14 (1.66%) SolarWinds
16 13 (1.55%) Cloudera