Period
to 20 February 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 20 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Technical Leadership
UK
6 months to
20 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 252 258 284
Rank change year-on-year +6 +26 +10
Permanent jobs citing Technical Leadership 2,126 2,330 2,117
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.40% 1.32% 1.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.53% 1.44% 1.33%
Number of salaries quoted 1,533 1,832 1,550
UK median annual salary £63,354 £65,800 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.72% +5.28% +4.17%
10th Percentile £42,000 £41,250 £40,000
90th Percentile £96,250 £97,250 £88,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £56,500 £60,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year -5.83% +14.29% -

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 138,888 162,355 159,565
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.75% 91.84% 91.31%
Number of salaries quoted 109,515 131,738 131,606
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,750 £27,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £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 20 February 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 20 February 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 +1 1,913 £65,000 -2.26% 373
UK excluding London +48 1,379 £56,500 -5.83% 262
London -39 714 £77,500 +3.33% 146
South East +29 373 £58,250 -10.38% 68
North of England +20 290 £60,000 +9.09% 60
Midlands +109 248 £55,000 +4.76% 34
South West +36 153 £55,000 +4.76% 23
Scotland +41 133 £57,500 -14.81% 19
East Midlands +79 126 £62,500 +13.64% 10
Yorkshire +47 126 £60,000 +1.69% 30
East of England -43 124 £65,000 - 41
West Midlands +82 122 £55,000 +10.00% 24
North West -30 114 £57,500 +4.55% 24
North East +58 56 £70,000 +16.67% 6
Wales +49 52 £49,519 -5.68% 10
Northern Ireland -6 13 £55,000 -8.33% 7

For the 6 months to 20 February 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 1,075 (50.56%) Agile Software Development
2 620 (29.16%) Java
3 521 (24.51%) Software Engineering
4 498 (23.42%) Microsoft
5 441 (20.74%) C#
5 441 (20.74%) Mentoring
6 403 (18.96%) TDD
7 399 (18.77%) .NET
8 398 (18.72%) Degree
9 395 (18.58%) Microsoft Azure
9 395 (18.58%) JavaScript
10 390 (18.34%) Amazon AWS
11 369 (17.36%) Scrum
11 369 (17.36%) DevOps
12 366 (17.22%) Finance
13 342 (16.09%) SQL
14 296 (13.92%) Linux
15 282 (13.26%) Windows
16 273 (12.84%) Test Automation
17 262 (12.32%) HTML
18 234 (11.01%) SQL Server
19 228 (10.72%) Microservices
20 222 (10.44%) Continuous Integration
21 218 (10.25%) Problem-Solving
22 217 (10.21%) Spring
23 211 (9.92%) CSS
24 205 (9.64%) C++
25 203 (9.55%) Computer Science
25 203 (9.55%) Git (software)
26 194 (9.13%) Cisco

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 83 (3.90%) SharePoint
2 78 (3.67%) Apache Spark
3 57 (2.68%) Confluence
4 39 (1.83%) Apache
5 36 (1.69%) Elasticsearch
6 33 (1.55%) MS Exchange
7 25 (1.18%) IIS
8 20 (0.94%) Skype for Business
9 18 (0.85%) SharePoint Server
10 17 (0.80%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 16 (0.75%) WebSphere
12 14 (0.66%) CMS
12 14 (0.66%) Tomcat
13 13 (0.61%) Apache Solr
13 13 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2007
14 12 (0.56%) SAS
14 12 (0.56%) WebLogic
15 9 (0.42%) Mule
16 7 (0.33%) nginx
16 7 (0.33%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 41 (1.93%) Microsoft Office
2 22 (1.03%) Microsoft Project
3 14 (0.66%) MS Visio
4 13 (0.61%) Microsoft Excel
5 4 (0.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.19%) Simulink
6 2 (0.094%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.047%) Weka
Business Applications
1 27 (1.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (0.89%) Payment Gateway
3 8 (0.38%) SAP S/4HANA
4 7 (0.33%) SAP ERP
5 5 (0.24%) MetaTrader
5 5 (0.24%) SimCorp Dimension
6 4 (0.19%) OPENHousing
7 3 (0.14%) Maximo
7 3 (0.14%) SAP MDG
7 3 (0.14%) Teamcenter
8 2 (0.094%) PeopleSoft Financials
8 2 (0.094%) SAP Hybris
9 1 (0.047%) Adobe Campaign
9 1 (0.047%) Dynamics AX
9 1 (0.047%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
9 1 (0.047%) NetSuite
9 1 (0.047%) Oracle BPM
9 1 (0.047%) Oracle Utilities
9 1 (0.047%) Scribe Insight
Cloud Services
1 395 (18.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 390 (18.34%) Amazon AWS
3 127 (5.97%) Office 365
4 80 (3.76%) PaaS
5 64 (3.01%) Cloud Computing
5 64 (3.01%) SaaS
6 57 (2.68%) GitHub
7 56 (2.63%) IaaS
8 53 (2.49%) Google Cloud Platform
9 27 (1.27%) npm
9 27 (1.27%) Serverless
10 26 (1.22%) OpenShift
11 25 (1.18%) OneDrive
12 24 (1.13%) Azure Active Directory
13 17 (0.80%) Dynamics 365
14 15 (0.71%) AWS Lambda
15 13 (0.61%) Dropbox
15 13 (0.61%) OpenDNS
16 12 (0.56%) Slack
17 11 (0.52%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 182 (8.56%) Firewall
2 134 (6.30%) WAN
3 111 (5.22%) LAN
4 105 (4.94%) Network Security
5 104 (4.89%) TCP/IP
6 96 (4.52%) DNS
7 74 (3.48%) Wireless
8 71 (3.34%) DHCP
9 62 (2.92%) VPN
10 55 (2.59%) VoIP
11 54 (2.54%) Wi-Fi
12 47 (2.21%) Modbus
12 47 (2.21%) RS-485
13 44 (2.07%) Cisco Wireless
14 43 (2.02%) Wireless Security
15 40 (1.88%) MPLS
16 36 (1.69%) Internet
17 29 (1.36%) Cisco Nexus
17 29 (1.36%) SAN
18 28 (1.32%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 234 (11.01%) SQL Server
2 149 (7.01%) Big Data
3 104 (4.89%) MySQL
4 100 (4.70%) Relational Database
5 94 (4.42%) PostgreSQL
6 91 (4.28%) NoSQL
7 87 (4.09%) Hadoop
8 67 (3.15%) Data Warehouse
9 60 (2.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 58 (2.73%) MongoDB
10 58 (2.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 51 (2.40%) RDBMS
12 39 (1.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 38 (1.79%) Apache Cassandra
14 34 (1.60%) Data Lake
15 32 (1.51%) Apache Hive
16 28 (1.32%) HBase
16 28 (1.32%) Oracle Database
17 27 (1.27%) Impala
17 27 (1.27%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 203 (9.55%) Git (software)
2 104 (4.89%) Jenkins
3 86 (4.05%) JIRA
4 66 (3.10%) Maven
5 65 (3.06%) Visual Studio
6 57 (2.68%) Team Foundation Server
7 39 (1.83%) Robot Framework
8 33 (1.55%) gulp
8 33 (1.55%) TeamCity
9 32 (1.51%) Jasmine
10 30 (1.41%) Grunt
11 28 (1.32%) Mocha
12 26 (1.22%) Cucumber
13 25 (1.18%) Selenium
14 23 (1.08%) Bitbucket
14 23 (1.08%) Mockito
15 22 (1.03%) Subversion
16 21 (0.99%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 20 (0.94%) Gradle
17 20 (0.94%) JUnit
General
1 366 (17.22%) Finance
2 127 (5.97%) Marketing
3 110 (5.17%) Manufacturing
4 91 (4.28%) Banking
5 77 (3.62%) Telecoms
6 57 (2.68%) Retail
7 49 (2.30%) Electronics
8 26 (1.22%) Front Office
9 25 (1.18%) Games
10 24 (1.13%) Law
11 20 (0.94%) Back Office
11 20 (0.94%) Pharmaceutical
12 19 (0.89%) Military
13 18 (0.85%) Legal
14 14 (0.66%) Automotive
15 12 (0.56%) Advertising
16 11 (0.52%) General Ledger
16 11 (0.52%) Investment Banking
16 11 (0.52%) Publishing
17 6 (0.28%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 521 (24.51%) Architect
2 434 (20.41%) Developer
3 252 (11.85%) Software Engineer
4 221 (10.40%) Solutions Architect
5 167 (7.86%) Lead Developer
6 125 (5.88%) Senior Developer
7 106 (4.99%) Lead Software Engineer
8 96 (4.52%) Technical Architect
9 95 (4.47%) Senior Software Engineer
10 94 (4.42%) Technical Leader
11 88 (4.14%) Java Developer
12 75 (3.53%) Team Leader
13 68 (3.20%) Principal Engineer
14 63 (2.96%) Development Manager
15 61 (2.87%) Lead Architect
16 60 (2.82%) Java Engineer
16 60 (2.82%) Software Developer
17 59 (2.78%) Consultant
17 59 (2.78%) Network Engineer
18 54 (2.54%) Cloud Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 399 (18.77%) .NET
2 262 (12.32%) HTML
3 217 (10.21%) Spring
4 211 (9.92%) CSS
5 190 (8.94%) AngularJS
6 175 (8.23%) Node.js
7 154 (7.24%) Web Services
8 138 (6.49%) React
9 134 (6.30%) REST
10 127 (5.97%) RESTful
11 122 (5.74%) ASP.NET
12 106 (4.99%) HTML5
13 91 (4.28%) JSON
14 90 (4.23%) Spring Boot
15 82 (3.86%) jQuery
16 65 (3.06%) Middleware
17 60 (2.82%) .NET Framework
18 55 (2.59%) SOAP
18 55 (2.59%) XML
19 48 (2.26%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 177 (8.33%) Data Centre
2 136 (6.40%) Analytical Skills
3 94 (4.42%) Management Information System
4 91 (4.28%) User Experience
5 81 (3.81%) Public Cloud
6 79 (3.72%) Fintech
7 77 (3.62%) Enterprise Software
8 69 (3.25%) Mobile App
9 62 (2.92%) Self-Motivation
10 59 (2.78%) Device Driver
11 56 (2.63%) Greenfield Project
12 54 (2.54%) Embedded Systems
13 46 (2.16%) CAN bus
14 41 (1.93%) Algorithms
15 36 (1.69%) Data Structures
15 36 (1.69%) Hybrid Cloud
16 27 (1.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 25 (1.18%) Virtual Team
18 24 (1.13%) Life Science
19 22 (1.03%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 296 (13.92%) Linux
2 282 (13.26%) Windows
3 108 (5.08%) Android
4 96 (4.52%) Unix
5 78 (3.67%) Apple iOS
6 74 (3.48%) Windows Server
7 54 (2.54%) Windows 10
8 46 (2.16%) FreeRTOS
9 44 (2.07%) Windows 7
9 44 (2.07%) Windows Server 2003
10 38 (1.79%) Windows Server 2008
11 22 (1.03%) Windows Server 2012
12 14 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 13 (0.61%) Embedded Linux
13 13 (0.61%) Mac OS X
13 13 (0.61%) VMS
14 10 (0.47%) CentOS
15 4 (0.19%) Mac OS
16 3 (0.14%) Debian
16 3 (0.14%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,075 (50.56%) Agile Software Development
2 521 (24.51%) Software Engineering
3 441 (20.74%) Mentoring
4 403 (18.96%) TDD
5 369 (17.36%) DevOps
5 369 (17.36%) Scrum
6 273 (12.84%) Test Automation
7 228 (10.72%) Microservices
8 222 (10.44%) Continuous Integration
9 218 (10.25%) Problem-Solving
10 203 (9.55%) Computer Science
11 192 (9.03%) Continuous Improvement
12 184 (8.65%) Coaching
13 183 (8.61%) Business Intelligence
14 180 (8.47%) SDLC
15 176 (8.28%) Analytics
16 161 (7.57%) Presales
17 159 (7.48%) ITIL
17 159 (7.48%) Open Source
18 145 (6.82%) OO
Programming Languages
1 620 (29.16%) Java
2 441 (20.74%) C#
3 395 (18.58%) JavaScript
4 342 (16.09%) SQL
5 205 (9.64%) C++
6 179 (8.42%) Python
7 169 (7.95%) C
8 114 (5.36%) PowerShell
9 66 (3.10%) PHP
10 59 (2.78%) Ruby
11 54 (2.54%) Scala
12 48 (2.26%) Bash Shell
13 39 (1.83%) ES6
14 38 (1.79%) Perl
15 37 (1.74%) T-SQL
16 31 (1.46%) VBScript
17 29 (1.36%) Java 8
17 29 (1.36%) PL/SQL
18 28 (1.32%) Go
18 28 (1.32%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 398 (18.72%) Degree
2 145 (6.82%) Security Cleared
3 122 (5.74%) Cisco Certification
4 105 (4.94%) Computer Science Degree
5 100 (4.70%) CCNP
6 97 (4.56%) SC Cleared
7 55 (2.59%) CISSP
8 54 (2.54%) DV Cleared
9 52 (2.45%) CCDP
9 52 (2.45%) Microsoft Certification
10 46 (2.16%) ITIL Certification
11 38 (1.79%) CCIE
12 27 (1.27%) CCNA
13 25 (1.18%) MCSE
14 23 (1.08%) CEH
15 21 (0.99%) MCSA
16 19 (0.89%) CISM
17 18 (0.85%) SAFe Agilist
18 17 (0.80%) JNCIP
19 16 (0.75%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 157 (7.38%) QA
2 70 (3.29%) GDPR
3 49 (2.30%) SLA
4 42 (1.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 31 (1.46%) PCI DSS
6 28 (1.32%) PSD2
7 19 (0.89%) Data Quality
8 12 (0.56%) PMO
9 9 (0.42%) ISO 9001
9 9 (0.42%) WAI
10 8 (0.38%) WCAG
11 7 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 7 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 5 (0.24%) ISO 13485
12 5 (0.24%) JTAG
13 4 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials
13 4 (0.19%) Def Stans
13 4 (0.19%) IEC 61508
13 4 (0.19%) NIST 800
14 1 (0.047%) PMBOK
System Software
1 165 (7.76%) Docker
2 161 (7.57%) Active Directory
3 120 (5.64%) VMware Infrastructure
4 89 (4.19%) Firmware
5 40 (1.88%) Hyper-V
6 35 (1.65%) VMware ESXi
7 26 (1.22%) vSphere
8 25 (1.18%) HDFS
9 22 (1.03%) BitLocker
10 21 (0.99%) XenApp
11 17 (0.80%) Microsoft App-V
12 15 (0.71%) XenDesktop
13 12 (0.56%) Virtual Desktop
14 11 (0.52%) Apache Flume
15 7 (0.33%) Tivoli Directory Server
15 7 (0.33%) Virtual Servers
16 6 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
16 6 (0.28%) VMware NSX
17 4 (0.19%) VMware Workstation
17 4 (0.19%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 91 (4.28%) Kubernetes
2 79 (3.72%) SCCM
3 73 (3.43%) Ansible
4 70 (3.29%) Terraform
5 41 (1.93%) Opscode Chef
6 35 (1.65%) Puppet
7 26 (1.22%) SCOM
8 22 (1.03%) Norton AntiVirus
9 15 (0.71%) Single Sign-On
10 14 (0.66%) PowerCLI
11 11 (0.52%) Oozie
12 9 (0.42%) Mesos
12 9 (0.42%) Microsoft Intune
12 9 (0.42%) vCenter Server
13 8 (0.38%) CA Single Sign-On
13 8 (0.38%) Hadoop YARN
13 8 (0.38%) Oracle Identity Management
13 8 (0.38%) Oracle Identity Manager
13 8 (0.38%) Prometheus
13 8 (0.38%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 498 (23.42%) Microsoft
2 194 (9.13%) Cisco
3 167 (7.86%) VMware
4 152 (7.15%) Oracle
5 90 (4.23%) HP
6 70 (3.29%) Google
7 62 (2.92%) SAP
8 61 (2.87%) Citrix
9 60 (2.82%) IBM
10 48 (2.26%) WorldPay
11 41 (1.93%) Meraki
12 37 (1.74%) Symantec
13 35 (1.65%) Juniper
14 32 (1.51%) CheckPoint
14 32 (1.51%) Tableau
15 31 (1.46%) Dell
16 29 (1.36%) Atlassian
16 29 (1.36%) F5
17 27 (1.27%) SolarWinds
17 27 (1.27%) Splunk