Period
to 17 September 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 17 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Technical Leadership
UK
6 months to
17 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 209 273 298
Rank change year-on-year +64 +25 -28
Permanent jobs citing Technical Leadership 2,330 2,074 2,052
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.64% 1.24% 1.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.78% 1.35% 1.27%
Number of salaries quoted 1,423 1,541 1,450
UK median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £38,750
90th Percentile £95,000 £97,500 £91,250
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 130,644 153,148 161,670
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.10% 91.77% 92.32%
Number of salaries quoted 102,586 121,924 127,615
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 £82,500 £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 17 September 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 17 September 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 +65 2,104 £65,000 - 290
UK excluding London +41 1,303 £60,000 +4.35% 195
London +110 936 £80,000 - 132
South East +46 390 £60,000 - 45
North of England +30 317 £57,275 -0.39% 28
Midlands +20 186 £55,000 -4.35% 35
North West +13 167 £62,352 +8.44% 7
South West +21 135 £57,500 +9.52% 24
Scotland +20 133 £58,000 - 26
West Midlands +32 123 £54,851 -4.61% 24
Yorkshire +38 121 £55,000 -8.33% 19
East of England +53 120 £67,500 - 26
East Midlands -9 57 £56,000 -1.32% 11
North East +27 29 £54,319 -7.15% 2
Wales +6 19 £52,500 +7.06% 10
Northern Ireland -9 5 £70,000 +27.27% 1
Isle of Man - 5 £49,000 -

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 1,103 (47.34%) Agile Software Development
2 569 (24.42%) Java
3 546 (23.43%) AWS
4 540 (23.18%) DevOps
5 520 (22.32%) Mentoring
6 507 (21.76%) Software Engineering
7 489 (20.99%) Azure
8 404 (17.34%) JavaScript
9 402 (17.25%) Finance
10 391 (16.78%) Microsoft
11 388 (16.65%) Degree
12 352 (15.11%) TDD
13 347 (14.89%) Microservices
14 341 (14.64%) C#
15 318 (13.65%) Docker
16 310 (13.30%) .NET
17 305 (13.09%) Problem-Solving
18 302 (12.96%) Linux
19 290 (12.45%) Continuous Improvement
20 287 (12.32%) Python
20 287 (12.32%) HTML
21 281 (12.06%) Test Automation
22 269 (11.55%) Scrum
23 264 (11.33%) SQL
24 252 (10.82%) Continuous Integration
25 248 (10.64%) Git (software)
26 246 (10.56%) Analytics
27 244 (10.47%) Windows
28 243 (10.43%) CSS
29 229 (9.83%) React

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 85 (3.65%) Apache Spark
2 51 (2.19%) SharePoint
3 49 (2.10%) MS Exchange
4 45 (1.93%) Confluence
5 44 (1.89%) Elasticsearch
6 42 (1.80%) Skype for Business
7 39 (1.67%) Apache
8 27 (1.16%) WebSphere
9 25 (1.07%) EPiServer
10 22 (0.94%) IIS
11 18 (0.77%) JBoss
12 16 (0.69%) Apache Solr
12 16 (0.69%) CMS
13 12 (0.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 9 (0.39%) Drupal
14 9 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2013
14 9 (0.39%) SAS
15 8 (0.34%) NServiceBus
15 8 (0.34%) Umbraco
16 7 (0.30%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 46 (1.97%) Microsoft Office
2 43 (1.85%) MS Visio
3 9 (0.39%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (0.17%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.13%) SPSS
6 2 (0.086%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 1 (0.043%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.043%) Adobe Premiere
7 1 (0.043%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.043%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.043%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.043%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 40 (1.72%) Payment Gateway
2 26 (1.12%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
4 8 (0.34%) Distributed Ledger
5 7 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
6 5 (0.21%) Adobe Campaign
6 5 (0.21%) SAP S/4HANA
7 4 (0.17%) Dynamics GP
7 4 (0.17%) Elite 3E
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 2 (0.086%) Aligne
8 2 (0.086%) Maximo
8 2 (0.086%) SAP Hybris
8 2 (0.086%) Social Studio
9 1 (0.043%) PeopleSoft HCM
9 1 (0.043%) SAP ERP
9 1 (0.043%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 546 (23.43%) AWS
2 489 (20.99%) Azure
3 143 (6.14%) SaaS
4 108 (4.64%) Office 365
5 94 (4.03%) OpenShift
6 88 (3.78%) PaaS
7 84 (3.61%) GCP
8 73 (3.13%) IaaS
9 55 (2.36%) Cloud Computing
9 55 (2.36%) Serverless
10 37 (1.59%) GitHub
10 37 (1.59%) Power Platform
11 33 (1.42%) AWS CloudFormation
12 28 (1.20%) Amazon S3
13 24 (1.03%) AWS Lambda
14 20 (0.86%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
15 18 (0.77%) Azure Active Directory
15 18 (0.77%) Dynamics 365
16 14 (0.60%) Amazon EC2
16 14 (0.60%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 193 (8.28%) Firewall
2 160 (6.87%) WAN
3 129 (5.54%) LAN
3 129 (5.54%) Network Security
4 81 (3.48%) Internet
5 80 (3.43%) TCP/IP
6 79 (3.39%) DNS
7 60 (2.58%) MPLS
7 60 (2.58%) VPN
8 58 (2.49%) Broadband
9 55 (2.36%) DHCP
10 48 (2.06%) Wireless
11 44 (1.89%) Skype
12 42 (1.80%) Cisco ASA
13 36 (1.55%) SAN
14 35 (1.50%) Cisco Nexus
15 34 (1.46%) OSPF
16 32 (1.37%) BGP
17 30 (1.29%) Wi-Fi
17 30 (1.29%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 172 (7.38%) Big Data
2 163 (7.00%) SQL Server
3 116 (4.98%) NoSQL
4 87 (3.73%) MySQL
5 86 (3.69%) Relational Database
6 83 (3.56%) Apache Cassandra
7 62 (2.66%) Data Warehouse
8 59 (2.53%) Hadoop
9 56 (2.40%) PostgreSQL
10 53 (2.27%) Amazon RDS
11 52 (2.23%) MongoDB
12 40 (1.72%) RDBMS
13 36 (1.55%) Power BI
14 26 (1.12%) Apache Hive
15 25 (1.07%) Redis
16 22 (0.94%) Data Lake
17 20 (0.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 16 (0.69%) Amazon Redshift
18 16 (0.69%) Sqoop
19 15 (0.64%) DB2
Development Applications
1 248 (10.64%) Git (software)
2 119 (5.11%) Jenkins
3 118 (5.06%) JIRA
4 45 (1.93%) Selenium
4 45 (1.93%) Visual Studio
5 42 (1.80%) Maven
6 39 (1.67%) Cucumber
7 33 (1.42%) TeamCity
7 33 (1.42%) Visual Studio Team System
8 27 (1.16%) Jasmine
8 27 (1.16%) PostCSS
9 23 (0.99%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 23 (0.99%) Team Foundation Server
10 22 (0.94%) Grunt
11 21 (0.90%) gulp
11 21 (0.90%) Rational DOORS
12 20 (0.86%) Mocha
13 19 (0.82%) Mockito
14 18 (0.77%) Karma Test Runner
15 17 (0.73%) webpack
General
1 402 (17.25%) Finance
2 181 (7.77%) Retail
3 162 (6.95%) Banking
4 96 (4.12%) Public Sector
5 94 (4.03%) Telecoms
6 89 (3.82%) Marketing
7 62 (2.66%) Manufacturing
8 54 (2.32%) Law
9 48 (2.06%) Electronics
10 44 (1.89%) Automotive
11 34 (1.46%) Legal
12 23 (0.99%) Investment Banking
13 21 (0.90%) Games
13 21 (0.90%) Military
14 17 (0.73%) Pharmaceutical
15 15 (0.64%) Front Office
16 13 (0.56%) Aerospace
17 11 (0.47%) Local Government
18 9 (0.39%) Financial Institution
19 6 (0.26%) Billing
Job Titles
1 491 (21.07%) Architect
2 394 (16.91%) Developer
3 250 (10.73%) Software Engineer
4 223 (9.57%) Solutions Architect
5 192 (8.24%) Consultant
6 146 (6.27%) Senior Developer
7 132 (5.67%) Technical Leader
8 115 (4.94%) Team Leader
9 107 (4.59%) Senior Software Engineer
10 106 (4.55%) Principal Engineer
11 93 (3.99%) Technical Architect
12 92 (3.95%) Lead Developer
13 91 (3.91%) Security Consultant
14 85 (3.65%) Java Engineer
15 79 (3.39%) Network Engineer
16 76 (3.26%) Java Software Engineer
17 69 (2.96%) DevOps Engineer
18 63 (2.70%) Lead Architect
19 55 (2.36%) Systems Engineer
20 54 (2.32%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 310 (13.30%) .NET
2 287 (12.32%) HTML
3 243 (10.43%) CSS
4 229 (9.83%) React
5 196 (8.41%) Node.js
6 185 (7.94%) Spring
7 178 (7.64%) AngularJS
8 175 (7.51%) RESTful
9 161 (6.91%) Web Services
10 134 (5.75%) REST
11 126 (5.41%) HTML5
12 118 (5.06%) Kafka
13 116 (4.98%) Spring Boot
14 90 (3.86%) ASP.NET
15 78 (3.35%) .NET Framework
15 78 (3.35%) jQuery
16 74 (3.18%) Middleware
17 68 (2.92%) CSS3
18 63 (2.70%) JSON
19 53 (2.27%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 196 (8.41%) Analytical Skills
2 164 (7.04%) Data Centre
3 146 (6.27%) User Experience
4 97 (4.16%) Mobile App
5 93 (3.99%) Public Cloud
6 85 (3.65%) Management Information System
7 71 (3.05%) Algorithms
7 71 (3.05%) Hybrid Cloud
8 65 (2.79%) Enterprise Software
8 65 (2.79%) Self-Motivation
9 61 (2.62%) Cloud Native
10 46 (1.97%) Embedded Systems
11 45 (1.93%) Data Structures
12 39 (1.67%) Greenfield Project
13 34 (1.46%) Virtual Team
14 30 (1.29%) Robotics
14 30 (1.29%) Smartphone
15 28 (1.20%) Social Media
16 26 (1.12%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
17 25 (1.07%) Infotainment
Operating Systems
1 302 (12.96%) Linux
2 244 (10.47%) Windows
3 108 (4.64%) Unix
4 79 (3.39%) Windows Server
5 74 (3.18%) Android
6 42 (1.80%) Apple iOS
7 40 (1.72%) Windows 10
8 34 (1.46%) Windows Server 2012
9 30 (1.29%) Tizen
10 27 (1.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 20 (0.86%) CatOS
12 18 (0.77%) Windows 7
12 18 (0.77%) Windows Server 2008
13 16 (0.69%) CentOS
14 8 (0.34%) Ubuntu
15 6 (0.26%) AIX
15 6 (0.26%) Mac OS X
16 5 (0.21%) Embedded Linux
16 5 (0.21%) Mac OS
16 5 (0.21%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,103 (47.34%) Agile Software Development
2 540 (23.18%) DevOps
3 520 (22.32%) Mentoring
4 507 (21.76%) Software Engineering
5 352 (15.11%) TDD
6 347 (14.89%) Microservices
7 305 (13.09%) Problem-Solving
8 290 (12.45%) Continuous Improvement
9 281 (12.06%) Test Automation
10 269 (11.55%) Scrum
11 252 (10.82%) Continuous Integration
12 246 (10.56%) Analytics
13 216 (9.27%) SDLC
14 214 (9.18%) Computer Science
15 211 (9.06%) Coaching
16 207 (8.88%) Software Architecture
17 191 (8.20%) Continuous Delivery
18 186 (7.98%) BDD
19 167 (7.17%) Presales
20 152 (6.52%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 569 (24.42%) Java
2 404 (17.34%) JavaScript
3 341 (14.64%) C#
4 287 (12.32%) Python
5 264 (11.33%) SQL
6 152 (6.52%) C++
7 146 (6.27%) C
8 124 (5.32%) Scala
9 94 (4.03%) PHP
10 88 (3.78%) PowerShell
11 80 (3.43%) TypeScript
12 72 (3.09%) Bash Shell
13 67 (2.88%) ES6
14 49 (2.10%) Java 8
15 43 (1.85%) Perl
16 41 (1.76%) Go
16 41 (1.76%) T-SQL
17 36 (1.55%) Ruby
18 24 (1.03%) Apple Swift
19 18 (0.77%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 388 (16.65%) Degree
2 150 (6.44%) Cisco Certification
3 142 (6.09%) Security Cleared
4 130 (5.58%) CCNP
5 92 (3.95%) Computer Science Degree
6 90 (3.86%) SC Cleared
7 70 (3.00%) DV Cleared
8 56 (2.40%) CISSP
9 55 (2.36%) CCNA
10 40 (1.72%) Microsoft Certification
11 21 (0.90%) CCIE
11 21 (0.90%) JNCIP
11 21 (0.90%) MCSE
12 20 (0.86%) PhD
13 17 (0.73%) CCDP
14 13 (0.56%) Master's Degree
14 13 (0.56%) MCITP
14 13 (0.56%) Numerate Degree
15 11 (0.47%) ISTQB
15 11 (0.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 183 (7.85%) QA
2 71 (3.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 44 (1.89%) PCI DSS
4 40 (1.72%) ISO 9001
5 39 (1.67%) ISO 22301
6 37 (1.59%) SLA
7 24 (1.03%) GDPR
8 22 (0.94%) NIST
9 19 (0.82%) PSD2
10 16 (0.69%) PMO
10 16 (0.69%) WAI
11 14 (0.60%) Data Quality
11 14 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 13 (0.56%) ISO 26262
12 13 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 15288
13 12 (0.52%) SAS 70
14 10 (0.43%) 21 CFR Part 11
15 6 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials
15 6 (0.26%) NCSC
16 4 (0.17%) SEPA
System Software
1 318 (13.65%) Docker
2 119 (5.11%) Active Directory
3 73 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 44 (1.89%) Hyper-V
5 21 (0.90%) vSphere
6 20 (0.86%) XenDesktop
7 16 (0.69%) Firmware
8 14 (0.60%) HDFS
8 14 (0.60%) Virtual Desktop
8 14 (0.60%) XenApp
9 12 (0.52%) Microsoft App-V
9 12 (0.52%) NFS
9 12 (0.52%) VMware ESXi
10 11 (0.47%) VMware NSX
11 10 (0.43%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 8 (0.34%) Apache Flume
12 8 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
13 7 (0.30%) vCloud
14 3 (0.13%) BitLocker
15 2 (0.086%) iptables
Systems Management
1 213 (9.14%) Kubernetes
2 196 (8.41%) Ansible
3 127 (5.45%) Terraform
4 69 (2.96%) Puppet
5 65 (2.79%) Opscode Chef
6 57 (2.45%) SCCM
7 33 (1.42%) FortiGate
8 31 (1.33%) Microsoft Intune
9 27 (1.16%) SCOM
10 16 (0.69%) CA Service Virtualization
10 16 (0.69%) Prometheus
10 16 (0.69%) RANCID
11 14 (0.60%) HP Quality Center
12 11 (0.47%) AirWatch
13 10 (0.43%) WSUS
14 9 (0.39%) Kibana
14 9 (0.39%) Oozie
14 9 (0.39%) Salt
15 8 (0.34%) HAProxy
15 8 (0.34%) Packer
Vendors
1 391 (16.78%) Microsoft
2 221 (9.48%) Cisco
3 132 (5.67%) Oracle
4 120 (5.15%) VMware
5 104 (4.46%) Salesforce.com
6 100 (4.29%) WorldPay
7 98 (4.21%) Google
8 83 (3.56%) Meraki
9 79 (3.39%) Citrix
9 79 (3.39%) Juniper
10 74 (3.18%) Fortinet
11 55 (2.36%) Huawei
12 52 (2.23%) IBM
13 47 (2.02%) SAP
14 42 (1.80%) Brocade
15 41 (1.76%) HP
16 40 (1.72%) CheckPoint
16 40 (1.72%) Tealium
17 39 (1.67%) Ruckus Wireless
18 38 (1.63%) Splunk