Period
to 16 June 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 16 June 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Technical Leadership
UK
6 months to
16 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 215 274 302
Rank change year-on-year +59 +28 -20
Permanent jobs citing Technical Leadership 2,315 2,123 1,919
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.61% 1.24% 1.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.75% 1.34% 1.22%
Number of salaries quoted 1,469 1,602 1,396
UK median annual salary £63,451 £65,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.38% +4.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £41,500 £41,250 £41,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £97,500 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £58,000 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year -3.33% +9.09% +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 132,132 158,018 157,679
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.01% 91.96% 91.71%
Number of salaries quoted 103,594 127,211 128,598
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,000 £27,750
90th Percentile £86,250 £82,500 £78,750
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 16 June 2019.

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 16 June 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 +58 2,086 £65,000 - 87
UK excluding London +74 1,436 £58,000 -3.33% 70
London +40 811 £80,000 - 39
North of England +53 400 £57,275 -0.39% 8
South East +38 392 £60,000 -4.00% 14
North West +11 189 £62,500 +13.64% 6
Midlands +41 166 £56,750 -1.30% 11
South West +52 165 £60,000 +14.29% 4
Scotland +70 164 £58,000 -7.20% 18
Yorkshire +72 154 £55,000 -8.33% 2
East of England +22 127 £65,000 - 11
West Midlands +35 96 £55,000 -4.35% 9
East Midlands +24 70 £57,500 - 2
North East +54 58 £70,000 +16.67%
Wales +19 17 £50,000 +1.96% 2
Isle of Man - 5 £49,000 -

For the 6 months to 16 June 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 1,059 (45.75%) Agile Software Development
2 598 (25.83%) Java
3 561 (24.23%) Software Engineering
4 514 (22.20%) Mentoring
5 489 (21.12%) Amazon AWS
6 486 (20.99%) JavaScript
7 472 (20.39%) Microsoft
8 439 (18.96%) Degree
9 436 (18.83%) Microsoft Azure
10 428 (18.49%) DevOps
11 406 (17.54%) C#
12 375 (16.20%) .NET
13 372 (16.07%) TDD
14 335 (14.47%) HTML
15 331 (14.30%) Finance
16 318 (13.74%) Linux
17 314 (13.56%) Test Automation
18 294 (12.70%) Microservices
19 292 (12.61%) Scrum
20 289 (12.48%) SQL
21 283 (12.22%) Computer Science
22 274 (11.84%) CSS
23 261 (11.27%) Problem-Solving
24 255 (11.02%) Python
25 254 (10.97%) Continuous Improvement
26 252 (10.89%) Docker
27 245 (10.58%) Windows
28 238 (10.28%) Cisco
29 237 (10.24%) Continuous Integration
30 236 (10.19%) 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 65 (2.81%) Apache Spark
2 56 (2.42%) MS Exchange
3 52 (2.25%) SharePoint
4 41 (1.77%) Confluence
5 40 (1.73%) Apache
6 33 (1.43%) Elasticsearch
7 29 (1.25%) Skype for Business
8 27 (1.17%) WebSphere
9 21 (0.91%) Apache Solr
10 19 (0.82%) IIS
11 18 (0.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 14 (0.60%) JBoss
13 12 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2007
14 11 (0.48%) NServiceBus
15 10 (0.43%) CMS
16 9 (0.39%) BizTalk Server
17 8 (0.35%) Mule
17 8 (0.35%) Tomcat
18 7 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2013
18 7 (0.30%) WebLogic
Applications
1 48 (2.07%) Microsoft Office
2 38 (1.64%) MS Visio
3 13 (0.56%) Microsoft Excel
4 9 (0.39%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (0.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.043%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.043%) Adobe Premiere
6 1 (0.043%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.043%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.043%) Simulink
6 1 (0.043%) SPSS
6 1 (0.043%) Weka
Business Applications
1 27 (1.17%) Payment Gateway
2 25 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (0.39%) SimCorp Dimension
4 7 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
5 6 (0.26%) SAP S/4HANA
6 5 (0.22%) SAP ERP
7 4 (0.17%) Dynamics GP
7 4 (0.17%) OPENHousing
7 4 (0.17%) SAP CO
7 4 (0.17%) SAP FI
7 4 (0.17%) SAP FI/CO
7 4 (0.17%) SAP FSCM
8 3 (0.13%) Elite 3E
9 2 (0.086%) Adobe Campaign
9 2 (0.086%) SAP Hybris
9 2 (0.086%) Social Studio
10 1 (0.043%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
10 1 (0.043%) MetaTrader
10 1 (0.043%) Oracle Utilities
10 1 (0.043%) PeopleSoft HCM
Cloud Services
1 489 (21.12%) Amazon AWS
2 436 (18.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 126 (5.44%) Office 365
4 107 (4.62%) SaaS
5 95 (4.10%) PaaS
6 85 (3.67%) Cloud Computing
7 81 (3.50%) IaaS
8 63 (2.72%) OpenShift
9 60 (2.59%) Google Cloud Platform
10 47 (2.03%) Serverless
11 38 (1.64%) GitHub
12 30 (1.30%) AWS CloudFormation
13 28 (1.21%) Power Platform
14 23 (0.99%) AWS Lambda
15 22 (0.95%) Dynamics 365
16 19 (0.82%) OneDrive
17 16 (0.69%) Amazon S3
17 16 (0.69%) Azure Active Directory
18 13 (0.56%) Dropbox
19 12 (0.52%) OpenDNS
Communications & Networking
1 206 (8.90%) Firewall
2 180 (7.78%) WAN
3 134 (5.79%) LAN
4 131 (5.66%) Network Security
5 114 (4.92%) TCP/IP
6 81 (3.50%) Broadband
7 77 (3.33%) DNS
8 73 (3.15%) Internet
9 69 (2.98%) Wireless
10 62 (2.68%) MPLS
11 60 (2.59%) Cisco Nexus
12 57 (2.46%) VPN
13 55 (2.38%) Wi-Fi
14 51 (2.20%) VoIP
15 45 (1.94%) DHCP
16 43 (1.86%) BGP
17 42 (1.81%) OSPF
18 35 (1.51%) Wireshark
19 34 (1.47%) WLAN
20 31 (1.34%) Cisco Firepower
Database & Business Intelligence
1 209 (9.03%) SQL Server
2 149 (6.44%) Big Data
3 102 (4.41%) Relational Database
4 100 (4.32%) NoSQL
5 92 (3.97%) MySQL
6 78 (3.37%) PostgreSQL
7 67 (2.89%) Hadoop
8 61 (2.63%) Apache Cassandra
9 57 (2.46%) MongoDB
10 54 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
11 49 (2.12%) RDBMS
12 37 (1.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 35 (1.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 32 (1.38%) Data Lake
15 31 (1.34%) Amazon RDS
16 27 (1.17%) Power BI
17 25 (1.08%) Apache Hive
18 22 (0.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 21 (0.91%) HBase
20 20 (0.86%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 229 (9.89%) Git (software)
2 93 (4.02%) Jenkins
3 82 (3.54%) JIRA
4 56 (2.42%) Jasmine
4 56 (2.42%) Visual Studio
5 44 (1.90%) Mockito
5 44 (1.90%) Selenium
6 39 (1.68%) Cucumber
7 38 (1.64%) Team Foundation Server
8 37 (1.60%) Maven
9 36 (1.56%) PostCSS
10 34 (1.47%) Grunt
10 34 (1.47%) Mocha
11 33 (1.43%) Gradle
12 32 (1.38%) gulp
13 30 (1.30%) TeamCity
14 29 (1.25%) Karma Test Runner
15 27 (1.17%) JUnit
16 19 (0.82%) Subversion
17 16 (0.69%) CocoaPods
General
1 331 (14.30%) Finance
2 129 (5.57%) Retail
3 107 (4.62%) Telecoms
4 104 (4.49%) Banking
5 86 (3.71%) Manufacturing
6 80 (3.46%) Marketing
7 42 (1.81%) Law
8 40 (1.73%) Electronics
9 38 (1.64%) Military
10 37 (1.60%) Legal
11 34 (1.47%) Pharmaceutical
12 24 (1.04%) Automotive
13 21 (0.91%) Games
14 20 (0.86%) Front Office
15 17 (0.73%) Aerospace
16 15 (0.65%) Back Office
17 14 (0.60%) Billing
18 10 (0.43%) Advertising
19 9 (0.39%) General Ledger
20 8 (0.35%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 517 (22.33%) Architect
2 502 (21.68%) Developer
3 304 (13.13%) Software Engineer
4 229 (9.89%) Solutions Architect
5 165 (7.13%) Senior Developer
6 136 (5.87%) Consultant
7 133 (5.75%) Lead Developer
8 126 (5.44%) Principal Engineer
9 122 (5.27%) Technical Leader
10 109 (4.71%) Technical Architect
11 98 (4.23%) Network Engineer
12 97 (4.19%) Senior Software Engineer
13 85 (3.67%) Team Leader
14 79 (3.41%) Java Engineer
15 68 (2.94%) Lead Architect
15 68 (2.94%) Software Developer
16 66 (2.85%) Java Developer
17 65 (2.81%) Java Software Engineer
18 62 (2.68%) Systems Engineer
19 61 (2.63%) Lead Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 375 (16.20%) .NET
2 335 (14.47%) HTML
3 274 (11.84%) CSS
4 227 (9.81%) React
5 210 (9.07%) AngularJS
6 198 (8.55%) Spring
7 197 (8.51%) Node.js
8 174 (7.52%) RESTful
9 163 (7.04%) HTML5
10 155 (6.70%) Web Services
11 122 (5.27%) ASP.NET
12 107 (4.62%) REST
13 96 (4.15%) Spring Boot
14 88 (3.80%) Middleware
15 86 (3.71%) jQuery
16 83 (3.59%) JSON
17 79 (3.41%) CSS3
18 71 (3.07%) .NET Framework
19 67 (2.89%) Kafka
20 58 (2.51%) GraphQL
Miscellaneous
1 172 (7.43%) Analytical Skills
1 172 (7.43%) Data Centre
2 162 (7.00%) User Experience
3 97 (4.19%) Mobile App
4 96 (4.15%) Management Information System
5 79 (3.41%) Public Cloud
6 69 (2.98%) Enterprise Software
7 64 (2.76%) Data Structures
7 64 (2.76%) Self-Motivation
8 63 (2.72%) Hybrid Cloud
9 53 (2.29%) Algorithms
10 39 (1.68%) Device Driver
11 37 (1.60%) Robotics
12 35 (1.51%) Greenfield Project
13 34 (1.47%) Embedded Systems
14 32 (1.38%) Cloud Native
15 30 (1.30%) Life Science
16 24 (1.04%) Virtual Team
17 20 (0.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 19 (0.82%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 318 (13.74%) Linux
2 245 (10.58%) Windows
3 120 (5.18%) Unix
4 97 (4.19%) Android
5 80 (3.46%) Windows Server
6 56 (2.42%) Apple iOS
7 44 (1.90%) Windows Server 2012
8 34 (1.47%) Windows 10
9 30 (1.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 27 (1.17%) Mac OS X
11 25 (1.08%) CentOS
12 20 (0.86%) Windows Server 2008
13 19 (0.82%) FreeRTOS
14 17 (0.73%) Windows 7
15 14 (0.60%) CatOS
16 12 (0.52%) Tizen
17 9 (0.39%) Ubuntu
18 8 (0.35%) Embedded Linux
19 6 (0.26%) AIX
20 3 (0.13%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,059 (45.75%) Agile Software Development
2 561 (24.23%) Software Engineering
3 514 (22.20%) Mentoring
4 428 (18.49%) DevOps
5 372 (16.07%) TDD
6 314 (13.56%) Test Automation
7 294 (12.70%) Microservices
8 292 (12.61%) Scrum
9 283 (12.22%) Computer Science
10 261 (11.27%) Problem-Solving
11 254 (10.97%) Continuous Improvement
12 237 (10.24%) Continuous Integration
13 236 (10.19%) Analytics
14 216 (9.33%) SDLC
15 210 (9.07%) Software Architecture
16 205 (8.86%) OO
17 183 (7.90%) Presales
18 178 (7.69%) Open Source
19 176 (7.60%) BDD
20 175 (7.56%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 598 (25.83%) Java
2 486 (20.99%) JavaScript
3 406 (17.54%) C#
4 289 (12.48%) SQL
5 255 (11.02%) Python
6 217 (9.37%) C++
7 166 (7.17%) C
8 123 (5.31%) PHP
9 95 (4.10%) Scala
10 84 (3.63%) ES6
11 83 (3.59%) TypeScript
12 68 (2.94%) PowerShell
13 51 (2.20%) Bash Shell
14 42 (1.81%) Ruby
15 37 (1.60%) T-SQL
16 36 (1.56%) Apple Swift
17 31 (1.34%) Kotlin
18 29 (1.25%) Perl
19 26 (1.12%) Java 8
20 20 (0.86%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 439 (18.96%) Degree
2 222 (9.59%) Security Cleared
3 176 (7.60%) Cisco Certification
4 157 (6.78%) CCNP
5 122 (5.27%) SC Cleared
6 121 (5.23%) Computer Science Degree
6 121 (5.23%) DV Cleared
7 57 (2.46%) CCNA
8 52 (2.25%) Microsoft Certification
9 50 (2.16%) CISSP
10 43 (1.86%) CCIE
11 38 (1.64%) CCDP
12 36 (1.56%) JNCIP
13 27 (1.17%) Numerate Degree
14 25 (1.08%) MCSE
15 23 (0.99%) PhD
16 21 (0.91%) CCSE
17 18 (0.78%) MCSA
18 16 (0.69%) CEH
18 16 (0.69%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 171 (7.39%) QA
2 75 (3.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 44 (1.90%) ISO 9001
4 42 (1.81%) SLA
5 33 (1.43%) ISO 22301
6 31 (1.34%) GDPR
7 30 (1.30%) PCI DSS
8 27 (1.17%) WAI
9 22 (0.95%) PSD2
10 17 (0.73%) PMO
11 16 (0.69%) NIST
12 12 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 11 (0.48%) Data Quality
14 10 (0.43%) 21 CFR Part 11
15 9 (0.39%) SAS 70
16 8 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 15288
17 6 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials
17 6 (0.26%) IEC 61508
17 6 (0.26%) NIST 800
18 5 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 252 (10.89%) Docker
2 131 (5.66%) Active Directory
3 105 (4.54%) VMware Infrastructure
4 49 (2.12%) Hyper-V
5 39 (1.68%) Firmware
6 24 (1.04%) vSphere
7 16 (0.69%) HDFS
7 16 (0.69%) VMware ESXi
8 14 (0.60%) Microsoft App-V
9 13 (0.56%) BitLocker
9 13 (0.56%) XenDesktop
10 12 (0.52%) Apache Flume
10 12 (0.52%) NFS
10 12 (0.52%) VMware NSX
11 11 (0.48%) Virtual Desktop
11 11 (0.48%) Virtual Machines
12 9 (0.39%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 6 (0.26%) iptables
13 6 (0.26%) Squid
13 6 (0.26%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 149 (6.44%) Kubernetes
2 148 (6.39%) Ansible
3 90 (3.89%) Terraform
4 73 (3.15%) Puppet
5 69 (2.98%) Opscode Chef
6 63 (2.72%) SCCM
7 37 (1.60%) SCOM
8 23 (0.99%) FortiGate
9 16 (0.69%) CA Service Virtualization
10 14 (0.60%) RANCID
11 13 (0.56%) Oozie
11 13 (0.56%) Single Sign-On
12 12 (0.52%) Prometheus
13 11 (0.48%) Microsoft Intune
14 10 (0.43%) Kibana
15 9 (0.39%) HAProxy
15 9 (0.39%) Nagios
16 8 (0.35%) HP Quality Center
16 8 (0.35%) Packer
16 8 (0.35%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 472 (20.39%) Microsoft
2 238 (10.28%) Cisco
3 152 (6.57%) VMware
4 135 (5.83%) Oracle
5 100 (4.32%) Meraki
6 81 (3.50%) Google
7 75 (3.24%) Juniper
8 73 (3.15%) WorldPay
9 71 (3.07%) HP
10 70 (3.02%) Citrix
11 59 (2.55%) Fortinet
12 58 (2.51%) Salesforce.com
13 52 (2.25%) SAP
14 47 (2.03%) Huawei
15 42 (1.81%) Brocade
15 42 (1.81%) IBM
16 41 (1.77%) F5
17 37 (1.60%) CheckPoint
17 37 (1.60%) Palo Alto
18 36 (1.56%) Splunk