Period
to 14 November 2019

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 14 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Technical Leadership
UK
6 months to
14 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 209 262 288
Rank change year-on-year +53 +26 -21
Permanent jobs citing Technical Leadership 2,163 2,178 2,219
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.58% 1.33% 1.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.71% 1.45% 1.33%
Number of salaries quoted 1,397 1,612 1,631
UK median annual salary £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.85% +4.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £42,750 £42,500 £38,750
90th Percentile £95,000 £100,000 £92,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%

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 126,225 150,194 166,677
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.06% 91.82% 92.21%
Number of salaries quoted 99,734 119,570 131,835
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +4.17%
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,000 £28,000
90th Percentile £86,250 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

Technical Leadership
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Technical Leadership as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Technical Leadership in the UK

Technical Leadership
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Technical Leadership.

Salary trend for Technical Leadership in the UK

Technical Leadership
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Technical Leadership over the 6 months to 14 November 2019.

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 14 November 2019. 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 +53 1,965 £67,500 +3.85% 309
UK excluding London +10 1,149 £60,000 +4.35% 218
London +76 935 £80,000 - 125
South East +8 359 £62,000 +3.33% 49
North of England +44 258 £57,500 -4.17% 31
Midlands +2 183 £55,456 -1.85% 45
North West +29 124 £62,203 +8.18% 17
East of England +50 115 £70,000 +3.70% 36
West Midlands +20 114 £55,912 +1.66% 36
South West -13 113 £55,000 +4.76% 24
Yorkshire +17 112 £55,000 -8.33% 11
Scotland -4 93 £50,000 -13.04% 24
East Midlands -25 63 £57,500 -2.13% 9
Wales -8 30 £52,500 +7.06% 5
North East +15 22 £57,275 -18.18% 3
Northern Ireland -7 9 £68,750 +25.00% 5
Isle of Man - 3 £49,000 -

For the 6 months to 14 November 2019, 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.

1 956 (44.20%) Agile Software Development
2 519 (23.99%) Java
3 510 (23.58%) AWS
4 509 (23.53%) DevOps
5 488 (22.56%) Mentoring
6 475 (21.96%) Azure
7 420 (19.42%) Software Engineering
8 368 (17.01%) Finance
9 366 (16.92%) Degree
10 354 (16.37%) Microsoft
11 320 (14.79%) Microservices
12 303 (14.01%) Linux
13 300 (13.87%) Docker
14 299 (13.82%) JavaScript
15 294 (13.59%) Problem-Solving
16 293 (13.55%) TDD
17 274 (12.67%) Scrum
17 274 (12.67%) Python
18 271 (12.53%) Windows
19 266 (12.30%) .NET
20 254 (11.74%) SQL
21 250 (11.56%) Continuous Improvement
22 249 (11.51%) C#
23 242 (11.19%) Git (software)
24 225 (10.40%) Test Automation
25 218 (10.08%) Kubernetes
26 216 (9.99%) Analytics
27 208 (9.62%) Coaching
28 199 (9.20%) Continuous Integration
29 190 (8.78%) Spring

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
1 107 (4.95%) Apache Spark
2 53 (2.45%) SharePoint
3 42 (1.94%) Confluence
4 40 (1.85%) Elasticsearch
5 37 (1.71%) Skype for Business
6 31 (1.43%) MS Exchange
7 30 (1.39%) Apache
7 30 (1.39%) CMS
7 30 (1.39%) EPiServer
8 26 (1.20%) IIS
9 19 (0.88%) Apache Solr
10 16 (0.74%) Sitecore CMS
11 15 (0.69%) WebSphere
12 14 (0.65%) JBoss
13 11 (0.51%) SAS
13 11 (0.51%) Umbraco
14 8 (0.37%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 8 (0.37%) Drupal
14 8 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2013
15 5 (0.23%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 45 (2.08%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (0.92%) MS Visio
3 12 (0.55%) Microsoft Excel
4 5 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (0.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (0.14%) Simulink
7 2 (0.092%) Microsoft Project
7 2 (0.092%) SPSS
8 1 (0.046%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.046%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.046%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 42 (1.94%) Payment Gateway
2 21 (0.97%) Dynamics CRM
3 18 (0.83%) Dynamics AX
4 8 (0.37%) Distributed Ledger
5 7 (0.32%) SAP S/4HANA
6 5 (0.23%) Adobe Campaign
7 3 (0.14%) Dynamics GP
7 3 (0.14%) Elite 3E
8 2 (0.092%) Aligne
8 2 (0.092%) Maximo
8 2 (0.092%) Remedy ITSM
8 2 (0.092%) SAP Hybris
9 1 (0.046%) Finacle
9 1 (0.046%) FINCAD Analytics
9 1 (0.046%) Oracle EBS
9 1 (0.046%) Oracle EBS R12
9 1 (0.046%) Sentinel
9 1 (0.046%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 510 (23.58%) AWS
2 475 (21.96%) Azure
3 139 (6.43%) SaaS
4 121 (5.59%) Office 365
5 94 (4.35%) GCP
6 90 (4.16%) OpenShift
7 78 (3.61%) PaaS
8 67 (3.10%) IaaS
9 48 (2.22%) Power Platform
10 33 (1.53%) Serverless
11 31 (1.43%) GitHub
12 29 (1.34%) Amazon S3
13 28 (1.29%) Cloud Computing
14 26 (1.20%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
15 18 (0.83%) Azure Active Directory
16 17 (0.79%) Amazon EC2
17 16 (0.74%) Amazon EKS
17 16 (0.74%) AWS CloudFormation
17 16 (0.74%) Dynamics 365
18 14 (0.65%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 166 (7.67%) Firewall
2 121 (5.59%) WAN
3 107 (4.95%) Network Security
4 99 (4.58%) LAN
5 60 (2.77%) TCP/IP
5 60 (2.77%) VPN
6 56 (2.59%) Internet
7 54 (2.50%) DNS
8 50 (2.31%) MPLS
9 39 (1.80%) Wireless
10 37 (1.71%) DHCP
11 36 (1.66%) Skype
12 35 (1.62%) SAN
13 33 (1.53%) Cisco ASA
14 30 (1.39%) BGP
15 25 (1.16%) OSPF
16 24 (1.11%) WLAN
17 19 (0.88%) Cisco Nexus
17 19 (0.88%) HTTP
17 19 (0.88%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 158 (7.30%) Big Data
2 136 (6.29%) SQL Server
3 116 (5.36%) NoSQL
4 84 (3.88%) Apache Cassandra
5 78 (3.61%) MySQL
6 67 (3.10%) Data Warehouse
6 67 (3.10%) Hadoop
6 67 (3.10%) Relational Database
7 64 (2.96%) MongoDB
8 52 (2.40%) Amazon RDS
9 50 (2.31%) PostgreSQL
10 47 (2.17%) Power BI
11 35 (1.62%) Redis
12 29 (1.34%) Apache Hive
13 28 (1.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 26 (1.20%) Data Lake
15 25 (1.16%) RDBMS
16 21 (0.97%) DB2
17 18 (0.83%) Sqoop
18 17 (0.79%) Flink
Development Applications
1 242 (11.19%) Git (software)
2 114 (5.27%) Jenkins
3 108 (4.99%) JIRA
4 37 (1.71%) Rational DOORS
4 37 (1.71%) Visual Studio Team System
5 32 (1.48%) Cucumber
6 31 (1.43%) Maven
7 30 (1.39%) Selenium
8 28 (1.29%) Visual Studio
9 25 (1.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 20 (0.92%) GitLab
10 20 (0.92%) TeamCity
11 18 (0.83%) Team Foundation Server
12 17 (0.79%) Rational Rhapsody
13 15 (0.69%) Octopus Deploy
14 13 (0.60%) Subversion
14 13 (0.60%) WebDriver
15 12 (0.55%) CMake
16 11 (0.51%) Sonatype Nexus
16 11 (0.51%) webpack
General
1 368 (17.01%) Finance
2 172 (7.95%) Retail
3 162 (7.49%) Banking
4 89 (4.11%) Marketing
5 77 (3.56%) Public Sector
6 69 (3.19%) Telecoms
7 50 (2.31%) Manufacturing
8 49 (2.27%) Electronics
9 40 (1.85%) Law
10 34 (1.57%) Automotive
11 24 (1.11%) Investment Banking
12 20 (0.92%) Games
13 17 (0.79%) Legal
14 15 (0.69%) Military
15 13 (0.60%) Local Government
16 12 (0.55%) Avionics
16 12 (0.55%) Front Office
17 9 (0.42%) Billing
18 7 (0.32%) German Language
19 6 (0.28%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 478 (22.10%) Architect
2 299 (13.82%) Developer
3 238 (11.00%) Solutions Architect
4 216 (9.99%) Software Engineer
5 181 (8.37%) Consultant
6 120 (5.55%) Technical Leader
7 115 (5.32%) Senior Developer
8 100 (4.62%) Senior Software Engineer
9 97 (4.48%) Team Leader
10 85 (3.93%) Lead Developer
11 84 (3.88%) Java Engineer
12 80 (3.70%) Java Software Engineer
12 80 (3.70%) Security Consultant
13 75 (3.47%) Technical Architect
14 71 (3.28%) Principal Engineer
15 67 (3.10%) Systems Engineer
16 64 (2.96%) DevOps Engineer
17 61 (2.82%) Network Engineer
18 60 (2.77%) Java Developer
19 58 (2.68%) Cybersecurity Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 266 (12.30%) .NET
2 190 (8.78%) Spring
3 178 (8.23%) HTML
4 159 (7.35%) React
5 158 (7.30%) Web Services
6 155 (7.17%) CSS
7 152 (7.03%) Node.js
8 144 (6.66%) RESTful
9 133 (6.15%) REST
10 126 (5.83%) Kafka
11 121 (5.59%) Spring Boot
12 108 (4.99%) AngularJS
13 77 (3.56%) HTML5
13 77 (3.56%) Middleware
14 69 (3.19%) ASP.NET
15 59 (2.73%) .NET Framework
16 56 (2.59%) jQuery
17 46 (2.13%) ASP.NET MVC
18 45 (2.08%) XML
19 43 (1.99%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 180 (8.32%) Analytical Skills
2 145 (6.70%) Data Centre
3 113 (5.22%) User Experience
4 101 (4.67%) Public Cloud
5 73 (3.37%) Mobile App
6 71 (3.28%) Cloud Native
7 65 (3.01%) Algorithms
8 64 (2.96%) Hybrid Cloud
8 64 (2.96%) Management Information System
9 61 (2.82%) Enterprise Software
9 61 (2.82%) Self-Motivation
10 45 (2.08%) Greenfield Project
11 43 (1.99%) Embedded Systems
11 43 (1.99%) Virtual Team
12 32 (1.48%) Data Structures
13 28 (1.29%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
14 27 (1.25%) Smartphone
15 23 (1.06%) Marketing Technology
16 21 (0.97%) Infotainment
17 19 (0.88%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 303 (14.01%) Linux
2 271 (12.53%) Windows
3 86 (3.98%) Unix
4 66 (3.05%) Windows Server
5 52 (2.40%) Android
6 44 (2.03%) Windows 10
7 36 (1.66%) Apple iOS
8 24 (1.11%) Windows Server 2012
9 23 (1.06%) Tizen
10 22 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 22 (1.02%) Windows Server 2008
11 15 (0.69%) Windows 7
12 12 (0.55%) CatOS
13 11 (0.51%) Mac OS
14 6 (0.28%) Embedded Linux
14 6 (0.28%) Mac OS X
14 6 (0.28%) Solaris
15 5 (0.23%) CentOS
16 3 (0.14%) Data ONTAP
16 3 (0.14%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 956 (44.20%) Agile Software Development
2 509 (23.53%) DevOps
3 488 (22.56%) Mentoring
4 420 (19.42%) Software Engineering
5 320 (14.79%) Microservices
6 294 (13.59%) Problem-Solving
7 293 (13.55%) TDD
8 274 (12.67%) Scrum
9 250 (11.56%) Continuous Improvement
10 225 (10.40%) Test Automation
11 216 (9.99%) Analytics
12 208 (9.62%) Coaching
13 199 (9.20%) Continuous Integration
14 187 (8.65%) Computer Science
15 173 (8.00%) SDLC
16 158 (7.30%) Continuous Delivery
17 148 (6.84%) Thought Leadership
18 147 (6.80%) Software Architecture
19 144 (6.66%) BDD
19 144 (6.66%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 519 (23.99%) Java
2 299 (13.82%) JavaScript
3 274 (12.67%) Python
4 254 (11.74%) SQL
5 249 (11.51%) C#
6 139 (6.43%) C
7 116 (5.36%) C++
8 111 (5.13%) Scala
9 105 (4.85%) PowerShell
10 79 (3.65%) Bash Shell
11 62 (2.87%) Go
12 60 (2.77%) PHP
13 54 (2.50%) TypeScript
14 52 (2.40%) Java 8
15 37 (1.71%) ES6
15 37 (1.71%) T-SQL
16 33 (1.53%) Perl
17 28 (1.29%) Ruby
18 17 (0.79%) Embedded C
18 17 (0.79%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 366 (16.92%) Degree
2 123 (5.69%) Cisco Certification
3 94 (4.35%) CCNP
4 86 (3.98%) Computer Science Degree
5 84 (3.88%) Security Cleared
6 69 (3.19%) SC Cleared
7 64 (2.96%) CISSP
8 45 (2.08%) CCNA
9 43 (1.99%) Microsoft Certification
10 39 (1.80%) DV Cleared
11 22 (1.02%) CCIE
11 22 (1.02%) Master's Degree
12 19 (0.88%) CCDP
13 18 (0.83%) MCSE
14 15 (0.69%) CISM
15 13 (0.60%) DBS Check
15 13 (0.60%) MCITP
16 12 (0.55%) ISTQB
16 12 (0.55%) JNCIP
16 12 (0.55%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 172 (7.95%) QA
2 54 (2.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 49 (2.27%) PCI DSS
4 33 (1.53%) GDPR
4 33 (1.53%) SLA
5 24 (1.11%) ISO 22301
5 24 (1.11%) NIST
6 20 (0.92%) ISO 9001
7 17 (0.79%) Data Quality
8 15 (0.69%) PSD2
9 14 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 15288
10 12 (0.55%) ISO 26262
11 11 (0.51%) SAS 70
12 7 (0.32%) HIPAA
12 7 (0.32%) PMO
13 6 (0.28%) NCSC
14 5 (0.23%) WAI
15 4 (0.18%) PA-DSS
15 4 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 4 (0.18%) SEPA
System Software
1 300 (13.87%) Docker
2 115 (5.32%) Active Directory
3 80 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
4 45 (2.08%) Hyper-V
5 24 (1.11%) vSphere
6 21 (0.97%) XenDesktop
7 18 (0.83%) Microsoft App-V
7 18 (0.83%) XenApp
8 16 (0.74%) HDFS
9 15 (0.69%) Firmware
10 14 (0.65%) Virtual Desktop
11 11 (0.51%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 9 (0.42%) vCloud
12 9 (0.42%) Virtual Machines
12 9 (0.42%) VMware ESXi
12 9 (0.42%) VMware NSX
13 8 (0.37%) BitLocker
14 6 (0.28%) Apache Flume
15 5 (0.23%) VMware Server
16 3 (0.14%) NFS
Systems Management
1 218 (10.08%) Kubernetes
2 183 (8.46%) Ansible
3 130 (6.01%) Terraform
4 68 (3.14%) Puppet
5 50 (2.31%) Opscode Chef
5 50 (2.31%) SCCM
6 38 (1.76%) Microsoft Intune
7 31 (1.43%) FortiGate
8 20 (0.92%) WSUS
9 19 (0.88%) HP Quality Center
10 16 (0.74%) Single Sign-On
11 13 (0.60%) SCVMM
12 12 (0.55%) AirWatch
13 11 (0.51%) Prometheus
14 10 (0.46%) Nessus
14 10 (0.46%) Nmap
14 10 (0.46%) OpenVAS
14 10 (0.46%) Salt
14 10 (0.46%) SCOM
15 9 (0.42%) RANCID
Vendors
1 354 (16.37%) Microsoft
2 177 (8.18%) Cisco
3 137 (6.33%) Oracle
4 123 (5.69%) VMware
5 116 (5.36%) WorldPay
6 102 (4.72%) Salesforce.com
7 86 (3.98%) Google
8 75 (3.47%) Citrix
9 65 (3.01%) Juniper
10 62 (2.87%) IBM
11 52 (2.40%) Fortinet
12 48 (2.22%) Tealium
13 46 (2.13%) Meraki
14 38 (1.76%) SAP
15 37 (1.71%) CheckPoint
15 37 (1.71%) HP
16 30 (1.39%) Huawei
16 30 (1.39%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
17 25 (1.16%) Cloudera
17 25 (1.16%) EMC