Period
to 26 January 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 26 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Technical Leadership
UK
6 months to
26 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 203 200 252
Rank change year-on-year -3 +52 +11
Permanent jobs citing Technical Leadership 1,068 2,121 2,078
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.64% 1.71% 1.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.78% 1.86% 1.49%
Number of salaries quoted 989 1,609 1,617
Median annual salary £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.70% +3.85% -
10th Percentile £48,700 £46,000 £42,000
90th Percentile £97,500 £95,000 £97,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% -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 60,056 114,138 139,121
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.40% 92.12% 92.25%
Number of salaries quoted 48,430 91,396 111,197
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,122 £29,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,000 £46,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +6.52% +2.22% -

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 January 2021.

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 26 January 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 -2 982 £70,000 +3.70% 266
UK excluding London 0 618 £62,500 +4.17% 184
London +7 381 £80,000 +3.23% 100
South East -7 162 £65,000 +4.00% 41
North of England +26 157 £55,000 -8.33% 50
Work from Home -78 151 £65,000 - 56
South West +58 119 £62,500 +13.64% 30
Midlands +5 96 £75,000 +36.36% 20
North West +49 95 £55,000 -11.58% 28
West Midlands +13 69 £75,000 +36.36% 15
Yorkshire 0 50 £57,500 +0.39% 13
East of England +16 47 £72,500 +1.75% 25
Scotland +13 46 £65,000 +25.60% 11
East Midlands +13 27 £75,000 +11.11% 5
North East +2 12 £55,000 - 9
Wales +12 3 £51,788 -5.84% 4

For the 6 months to 26 January 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.

1 491 (45.97%) Agile Software Development
2 310 (29.03%) AWS
3 295 (27.62%) Azure
4 287 (26.87%) DevOps
5 263 (24.63%) JavaScript
6 253 (23.69%) Mentoring
7 229 (21.44%) Java
8 222 (20.79%) Python
9 207 (19.38%) Microservices
10 200 (18.73%) Degree
11 192 (17.98%) SQL
12 187 (17.51%) TDD
13 186 (17.42%) Scrum
13 186 (17.42%) Coaching
14 179 (16.76%) Software Engineering
15 167 (15.64%) .NET
15 167 (15.64%) Test Automation
16 163 (15.26%) Finance
17 160 (14.98%) Microsoft
18 156 (14.61%) Kubernetes
19 137 (12.83%) Node.js
20 136 (12.73%) SaaS
21 133 (12.45%) GCP
22 129 (12.08%) Docker
23 128 (11.99%) Git (software)
24 121 (11.33%) C#
25 119 (11.14%) React
26 118 (11.05%) Jenkins
27 117 (10.96%) REST
28 113 (10.58%) Continuous Integration

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 49 (4.59%) Confluence
2 32 (3.00%) CMS
3 24 (2.25%) Umbraco
4 20 (1.87%) Apache Spark
5 19 (1.78%) SharePoint
6 18 (1.69%) WebSphere
7 17 (1.59%) Headless CMS
7 17 (1.59%) Sitecore CMS
8 15 (1.40%) EPiServer
9 12 (1.12%) Kentico
10 11 (1.03%) OpenStack
10 11 (1.03%) SAS
11 10 (0.94%) Elasticsearch
11 10 (0.94%) Skype for Business
11 10 (0.94%) Tomcat
12 9 (0.84%) IIS
13 8 (0.75%) JBoss
13 8 (0.75%) MS Exchange
14 7 (0.66%) GlassFish
15 6 (0.56%) Camunda
Applications
1 9 (0.84%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.47%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.28%) Simulink
4 2 (0.19%) Figma
4 2 (0.19%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.094%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (1.03%) Dynamics AX
2 8 (0.75%) Remedy ITSM
2 8 (0.75%) SAP GTS
3 7 (0.66%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 6 (0.56%) Payment Gateway
5 5 (0.47%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 4 (0.37%) Shopify
7 3 (0.28%) Maximo
8 2 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
8 2 (0.19%) Oracle CRM On Demand
8 2 (0.19%) Sentinel
9 1 (0.094%) Dynamics CRM
9 1 (0.094%) Endur
9 1 (0.094%) Magento
9 1 (0.094%) TrackWise
Cloud Services
1 310 (29.03%) AWS
2 295 (27.62%) Azure
3 136 (12.73%) SaaS
4 133 (12.45%) GCP
5 105 (9.83%) Serverless
6 60 (5.62%) AWS Lambda
7 53 (4.96%) IaaS
8 49 (4.59%) Office 365
9 45 (4.21%) PaaS
10 44 (4.12%) Power Platform
11 41 (3.84%) OpenShift
12 33 (3.09%) Cloud Computing
13 29 (2.72%) Azure Data Factory
14 26 (2.43%) Azure Functions
15 25 (2.34%) Azure Active Directory
16 22 (2.06%) Amazon EC2
16 22 (2.06%) Amazon EKS
17 21 (1.97%) Dynamics 365
18 19 (1.78%) Amazon S3
19 17 (1.59%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 68 (6.37%) Firewall
2 43 (4.03%) Network Security
3 28 (2.62%) VPN
4 24 (2.25%) LAN
4 24 (2.25%) WAN
5 19 (1.78%) DNS
5 19 (1.78%) Wireless
6 17 (1.59%) Internet
7 15 (1.40%) BGP
7 15 (1.40%) OSPF
8 14 (1.31%) VSAN
9 13 (1.22%) Skype
10 10 (0.94%) TCP/IP
11 9 (0.84%) Cisco ASA
11 9 (0.84%) HSRP
11 9 (0.84%) HTTP
11 9 (0.84%) VoIP
12 8 (0.75%) Cisco IOS
12 8 (0.75%) NAS
13 7 (0.66%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 96 (8.99%) MongoDB
2 80 (7.49%) SQL Server
3 54 (5.06%) NoSQL
4 52 (4.87%) Data Warehouse
5 48 (4.49%) Big Data
6 31 (2.90%) Azure SQL Database
6 31 (2.90%) Hadoop
7 27 (2.53%) Data Lake
8 25 (2.34%) Cosmos DB
8 25 (2.34%) Relational Database
9 24 (2.25%) MySQL
10 20 (1.87%) Power BI
11 17 (1.59%) PostgreSQL
11 17 (1.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 14 (1.31%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 14 (1.31%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
13 13 (1.22%) Amazon RDS
13 13 (1.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 11 (1.03%) Apache Hive
14 11 (1.03%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 128 (11.99%) Git (software)
2 118 (11.05%) Jenkins
3 92 (8.61%) JIRA
4 32 (3.00%) GitLab
5 28 (2.62%) Bitbucket
6 25 (2.34%) Artifactory
6 25 (2.34%) Cucumber
6 25 (2.34%) Maven
6 25 (2.34%) TeamCity
7 24 (2.25%) Sonatype Nexus
8 23 (2.15%) Selenium
8 23 (2.15%) webpack
9 21 (1.97%) JUnit
10 19 (1.78%) Babel
10 19 (1.78%) CircleCI
10 19 (1.78%) SoapUI
11 18 (1.69%) Mockito
11 18 (1.69%) Team Foundation Server
12 17 (1.59%) Gradle
13 14 (1.31%) eggPlant
General
1 163 (15.26%) Finance
2 52 (4.87%) Public Sector
3 37 (3.46%) Banking
4 32 (3.00%) Retail
5 29 (2.72%) Telecoms
6 28 (2.62%) Law
7 22 (2.06%) Games
7 22 (2.06%) Marketing
8 18 (1.69%) Electronics
9 15 (1.40%) Manufacturing
10 14 (1.31%) Housing Association
11 12 (1.12%) Pharmaceutical
12 11 (1.03%) Billing
13 10 (0.94%) Legal
14 8 (0.75%) Front Office
14 8 (0.75%) Publishing
15 7 (0.66%) Military
16 6 (0.56%) Advertising
17 4 (0.37%) Automotive
17 4 (0.37%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 248 (23.22%) Developer
2 149 (13.95%) Architect
3 94 (8.80%) Lead Developer
4 87 (8.15%) Principal Engineer
5 76 (7.12%) Senior Developer
6 72 (6.74%) Software Engineer
7 67 (6.27%) Solutions Architect
8 65 (6.09%) Python Engineer
9 57 (5.34%) Java Developer
10 47 (4.40%) Technical Leader
11 43 (4.03%) Team Leader
12 40 (3.75%) Cloud Engineer
13 33 (3.09%) Consultant
14 32 (3.00%) DevOps Engineer
14 32 (3.00%) Lead Java Developer
15 31 (2.90%) Full Stack Developer
15 31 (2.90%) React Developer
16 26 (2.43%) .NET Developer
16 26 (2.43%) Senior Software Engineer
17 25 (2.34%) Principal Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 167 (15.64%) .NET
2 137 (12.83%) Node.js
3 119 (11.14%) React
4 117 (10.96%) REST
5 87 (8.15%) .NET Core
6 79 (7.40%) HTML
7 73 (6.84%) CSS
7 73 (6.84%) Flask
8 69 (6.46%) Django
9 60 (5.62%) AngularJS
10 53 (4.96%) ASP.NET
10 53 (4.96%) Kafka
11 52 (4.87%) Spring
12 42 (3.93%) RESTful
13 38 (3.56%) Web Services
14 36 (3.37%) .NET Framework
15 33 (3.09%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 32 (3.00%) SOAP
17 30 (2.81%) Middleware
18 27 (2.53%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 82 (7.68%) Analytical Skills
2 66 (6.18%) User Experience
3 60 (5.62%) Mobile App
4 46 (4.31%) Public Cloud
5 38 (3.56%) Management Information System
6 33 (3.09%) Data Centre
7 27 (2.53%) Algorithms
8 25 (2.34%) Self-Motivation
9 24 (2.25%) Enterprise Software
10 21 (1.97%) Cloud Native
10 21 (1.97%) Greenfield Project
11 20 (1.87%) Hybrid Cloud
12 15 (1.40%) Mainframe
13 11 (1.03%) Client/Server
13 11 (1.03%) Data Structures
13 11 (1.03%) PKI
13 11 (1.03%) Virtual Team
14 9 (0.84%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 9 (0.84%) Social Media
15 7 (0.66%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 101 (9.46%) Linux
2 84 (7.87%) Windows
3 39 (3.65%) Android
4 36 (3.37%) Apple iOS
4 36 (3.37%) Windows Server
5 17 (1.59%) Unix
6 10 (0.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (0.75%) VMS
8 7 (0.66%) Windows 10
9 6 (0.56%) CentOS
9 6 (0.56%) Windows Server 2019
10 4 (0.37%) Mac OS
10 4 (0.37%) Solaris
10 4 (0.37%) Windows Server 2016
11 3 (0.28%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.19%) AIX
12 2 (0.19%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.19%) Windows Server 2008
13 1 (0.094%) Embedded Linux
13 1 (0.094%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 491 (45.97%) Agile Software Development
2 287 (26.87%) DevOps
3 253 (23.69%) Mentoring
4 207 (19.38%) Microservices
5 187 (17.51%) TDD
6 186 (17.42%) Coaching
6 186 (17.42%) Scrum
7 179 (16.76%) Software Engineering
8 167 (15.64%) Test Automation
9 113 (10.58%) Continuous Integration
10 110 (10.30%) Computer Science
11 95 (8.90%) Fintech
12 85 (7.96%) Continuous Improvement
13 78 (7.30%) BDD
14 77 (7.21%) Problem-Solving
15 76 (7.12%) Analytics
16 71 (6.65%) Unit Testing
17 70 (6.55%) Migration
18 67 (6.27%) MVC
19 66 (6.18%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 263 (24.63%) JavaScript
2 229 (21.44%) Java
3 222 (20.79%) Python
4 192 (17.98%) SQL
5 121 (11.33%) C#
6 64 (5.99%) PowerShell
7 50 (4.68%) C++
7 50 (4.68%) TypeScript
8 42 (3.93%) Go
9 36 (3.37%) C
10 25 (2.34%) PHP
11 24 (2.25%) Bash Shell
12 18 (1.69%) ES6
13 15 (1.40%) Java 8
13 15 (1.40%) Perl
14 11 (1.03%) Groovy
14 11 (1.03%) Kotlin
14 11 (1.03%) VB
15 9 (0.84%) R
15 9 (0.84%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 200 (18.73%) Degree
2 69 (6.46%) Security Cleared
3 56 (5.24%) Computer Science Degree
4 50 (4.68%) SC Cleared
5 42 (3.93%) Cisco Certification
6 39 (3.65%) CCNP
7 31 (2.90%) Master's Degree
8 26 (2.43%) CISSP
8 26 (2.43%) Microsoft Certification
9 17 (1.59%) DV Cleared
10 16 (1.50%) CCNA
10 16 (1.50%) PhD
11 14 (1.31%) ISEB
11 14 (1.31%) ISEB Practitioner
11 14 (1.31%) ISTQB
12 12 (1.12%) CCIE
13 10 (0.94%) PMI Certification
14 9 (0.84%) AWS Certification
14 9 (0.84%) CRISC
14 9 (0.84%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (5.81%) QA
2 27 (2.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 21 (1.97%) GDPR
4 11 (1.03%) HIPAA
5 10 (0.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 9 (0.84%) COBIT
6 9 (0.84%) PCI DSS
7 8 (0.75%) ISO 9001
7 8 (0.75%) NIST
8 4 (0.37%) Data Quality
8 4 (0.37%) ISO 13485
8 4 (0.37%) NCSC
8 4 (0.37%) SLA
9 3 (0.28%) CDISC
9 3 (0.28%) NIST 800
9 3 (0.28%) PMO
9 3 (0.28%) RMADS
10 2 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials
11 1 (0.094%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 1 (0.094%) IEC 62304
System Software
1 129 (12.08%) Docker
2 56 (5.24%) Active Directory
3 35 (3.28%) VMware Infrastructure
4 21 (1.97%) vSphere
5 10 (0.94%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (0.56%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 6 (0.56%) Hyper-V
6 6 (0.56%) VMware NSX
7 5 (0.47%) Firmware
7 5 (0.47%) Virtual Desktop
8 4 (0.37%) Varnish
9 3 (0.28%) HDFS
10 2 (0.19%) BitLocker
10 2 (0.19%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.19%) NDS
10 2 (0.19%) NetIQ eDirectory
10 2 (0.19%) vCloud
11 1 (0.094%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.094%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.094%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 156 (14.61%) Kubernetes
2 113 (10.58%) Terraform
3 84 (7.87%) Ansible
4 34 (3.18%) Opscode Chef
5 22 (2.06%) Puppet
6 10 (0.94%) Packer
6 10 (0.94%) Rancher
6 10 (0.94%) Rundeck
6 10 (0.94%) SCCM
7 9 (0.84%) Microsoft Intune
8 8 (0.75%) CASB
8 8 (0.75%) Nessus
8 8 (0.75%) Nexpose
9 7 (0.66%) Core Impact
10 6 (0.56%) Salt
11 4 (0.37%) Nagios
11 4 (0.37%) NetIQ Identity Manager
11 4 (0.37%) ZABBIX
12 3 (0.28%) Failover Clustering
12 3 (0.28%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 160 (14.98%) Microsoft
2 52 (4.87%) VMware
3 44 (4.12%) Cisco
4 42 (3.93%) Oracle
5 41 (3.84%) Google
6 29 (2.72%) IBM
7 26 (2.43%) HP
7 26 (2.43%) Salesforce.com
8 21 (1.97%) SAP
9 17 (1.59%) NetApp
9 17 (1.59%) Sitecore
10 16 (1.50%) Atlassian
10 16 (1.50%) Red Hat
10 16 (1.50%) Xamarin
11 15 (1.40%) Databricks
11 15 (1.40%) Veracode
12 14 (1.31%) EMC
12 14 (1.31%) Meraki
13 13 (1.22%) Apple
13 13 (1.22%) CheckPoint