Period
to 25 January 2022

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 25 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Technical Leadership
UK
6 months to
25 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 198 211 207
Rank change year-on-year +13 -4 +51
Permanent jobs citing Technical Leadership 2,344 1,048 2,135
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.81% 1.64% 1.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.92% 1.76% 1.84%
Number of salaries quoted 1,344 831 1,457
10th Percentile £46,250 £47,500 £45,465
25th Percentile £55,000 £55,750 £52,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £71,500 £68,500 £67,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.38% +1.48% +6.30%
75th Percentile £92,500 £82,875 £83,750
90th Percentile £106,250 £98,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £65,000 £62,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +4.84% +3.33% +9.09%

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 122,071 59,414 115,735
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 94.04% 93.13% 92.60%
Number of salaries quoted 79,345 48,394 92,766
10th Percentile £33,500 £32,500 £30,000
25th Percentile £43,750 £41,500 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% -
75th Percentile £78,750 £73,750 £71,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £88,750 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year +2.04% +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 25 January 2022.

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 25 January 2022. 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
Jobs
England +4 2,066 £71,640 +2.34% 426
UK excluding London +5 1,162 £65,000 +4.84% 275
London +20 937 £87,500 +9.38% 174
Work from Home -11 454 £70,000 +7.69% 79
South East +13 372 £65,000 - 74
North of England -43 253 £67,500 +22.73% 64
Midlands 0 222 £58,500 -22.00% 53
North West -36 170 £67,350 +22.45% 46
West Midlands -13 143 £67,500 -10.00% 41
South West -37 126 £67,500 +8.43% 30
East of England -21 120 £60,000 -11.11% 26
East Midlands -11 79 £52,500 -34.38% 12
Yorkshire -43 76 £80,000 +39.13% 12
Wales -5 46 £63,750 +23.10% 4
Scotland -64 46 £55,000 -15.38% 23
North East -32 7 £40,000 -27.27% 6
Northern Ireland - 7 £41,250 - 2

For the 6 months to 25 January 2022, 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 1,202 (51.28%) Agile Software Development
2 799 (34.09%) Azure
3 779 (33.23%) Mentoring
4 744 (31.74%) AWS
5 738 (31.48%) DevOps
6 695 (29.65%) Software Engineering
7 613 (26.15%) Java
8 568 (24.23%) JavaScript
9 562 (23.98%) Social Skills
10 512 (21.84%) Degree
11 506 (21.59%) CI/CD
12 486 (20.73%) C#
13 443 (18.90%) Python
14 433 (18.47%) Docker
15 420 (17.92%) Node.js
16 419 (17.88%) Microservices
17 402 (17.15%) Kubernetes
18 398 (16.98%) SQL
19 373 (15.91%) Test Automation
20 370 (15.78%) Coaching
21 367 (15.66%) Finance
22 346 (14.76%) React
23 331 (14.12%) .NET
24 322 (13.74%) SQL Server
25 314 (13.40%) Scrum
26 310 (13.23%) Microsoft
27 306 (13.05%) Computer Science
28 288 (12.29%) TDD
29 287 (12.24%) Problem-Solving
30 277 (11.82%) Git (software)

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
1 106 (4.52%) Apache Spark
2 104 (4.44%) Confluence
3 63 (2.69%) Elasticsearch
4 49 (2.09%) SharePoint
5 48 (2.05%) CMS
6 32 (1.37%) Cloud Foundry
7 19 (0.81%) Apache
8 14 (0.60%) WebSphere
9 13 (0.55%) IIS
9 13 (0.55%) Umbraco
10 12 (0.51%) JBoss
10 12 (0.51%) MS Exchange
11 11 (0.47%) Camunda
11 11 (0.47%) GlassFish
11 11 (0.47%) Oracle Workflow
11 11 (0.47%) SAS
12 9 (0.38%) Headless CMS
13 8 (0.34%) OpenStack
14 7 (0.30%) Apache Solr
14 7 (0.30%) WebLogic
Applications
1 44 (1.88%) Microsoft Excel
2 33 (1.41%) Microsoft Office
3 18 (0.77%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.043%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 14 (0.60%) Oracle BPM
2 10 (0.43%) Maximo
3 9 (0.38%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 7 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
4 7 (0.30%) Sentinel
5 4 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
5 4 (0.17%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
5 4 (0.17%) PeopleSoft HCM
6 3 (0.13%) Avolution ABACUS
6 3 (0.13%) BusinessWorks
7 2 (0.085%) Distributed Ledger
7 2 (0.085%) Magento
7 2 (0.085%) R3 Corda
8 1 (0.043%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.043%) Oracle EBS
8 1 (0.043%) Oracle EBS R12
8 1 (0.043%) Oracle Financials
8 1 (0.043%) Payment Gateway
8 1 (0.043%) SAP EWM
Cloud Services
1 799 (34.09%) Azure
2 744 (31.74%) AWS
3 273 (11.65%) Serverless
4 272 (11.60%) SaaS
5 207 (8.83%) GCP
6 159 (6.78%) GitHub
7 127 (5.42%) PaaS
8 116 (4.95%) OpenShift
9 110 (4.69%) Microsoft 365
10 94 (4.01%) Amazon EKS
11 84 (3.58%) AWS Lambda
12 76 (3.24%) Power Platform
13 60 (2.56%) IaaS
14 46 (1.96%) Amazon S3
14 46 (1.96%) AWS CloudFormation
15 44 (1.88%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 44 (1.88%) GitHub Actions
16 39 (1.66%) Amazon EC2
17 37 (1.58%) Cloud Computing
18 36 (1.54%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 75 (3.20%) Firewall
2 55 (2.35%) Wireless
3 38 (1.62%) LAN
4 36 (1.54%) Internet
5 34 (1.45%) WAN
6 32 (1.37%) Network Security
6 32 (1.37%) VPN
7 28 (1.19%) HTTP
8 22 (0.94%) DNS
9 19 (0.81%) Broadband
10 16 (0.68%) SAN
11 15 (0.64%) BGP
12 13 (0.55%) TCP/IP
13 12 (0.51%) Cisco ASA
13 12 (0.51%) OSPF
13 12 (0.51%) Wi-Fi
14 11 (0.47%) DHCP
15 10 (0.43%) Link 16
15 10 (0.43%) SSH
15 10 (0.43%) Tactical Data Link
Database & Business Intelligence
1 322 (13.74%) SQL Server
2 193 (8.23%) MongoDB
3 170 (7.25%) PostgreSQL
4 163 (6.95%) NoSQL
5 143 (6.10%) Relational Database
6 106 (4.52%) Big Data
7 92 (3.92%) Redis
8 75 (3.20%) Data Warehouse
9 73 (3.11%) Hadoop
10 69 (2.94%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 67 (2.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 65 (2.77%) MySQL
13 62 (2.65%) Power BI
14 57 (2.43%) Data Lake
15 46 (1.96%) Apache Hive
16 39 (1.66%) HBase
17 32 (1.37%) Apache Cassandra
18 25 (1.07%) Tableau
19 23 (0.98%) Metadata
20 19 (0.81%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 277 (11.82%) Git (software)
2 181 (7.72%) Jenkins
3 160 (6.83%) JIRA
4 53 (2.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 40 (1.71%) TeamCity
6 38 (1.62%) Octopus Deploy
6 38 (1.62%) SonarQube
7 34 (1.45%) JUnit
8 28 (1.19%) Team Foundation Server
9 26 (1.11%) webpack
10 25 (1.07%) Bitbucket
10 25 (1.07%) Maven
10 25 (1.07%) Visual Studio
11 22 (0.94%) Travis CI
12 21 (0.90%) GitLab
12 21 (0.90%) Selenium
13 18 (0.77%) Mockito
14 16 (0.68%) Cypress.io
14 16 (0.68%) IBM UrbanCode
15 15 (0.64%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 562 (23.98%) Social Skills
2 367 (15.66%) Finance
3 194 (8.28%) Inclusion and Diversity
4 142 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
5 124 (5.29%) Presentation Skills
6 122 (5.20%) Banking
7 117 (4.99%) Manufacturing
8 85 (3.63%) Retail
8 85 (3.63%) Telecoms
9 77 (3.28%) Marketing
9 77 (3.28%) Public Sector
10 68 (2.90%) Games
11 65 (2.77%) Influencing Skills
12 60 (2.56%) Billing
13 59 (2.52%) Legal
14 52 (2.22%) Law
15 39 (1.66%) Publishing
16 28 (1.19%) Automotive
17 24 (1.02%) Documentation Skills
18 23 (0.98%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 454 (19.37%) Developer
2 388 (16.55%) Architect
3 344 (14.68%) Software Engineer
4 190 (8.11%) Senior Developer
5 171 (7.30%) Technical Leader
6 151 (6.44%) Solutions Architect
7 149 (6.36%) Lead Developer
8 146 (6.23%) Senior Software Engineer
9 140 (5.97%) Principal Engineer
10 112 (4.78%) Java Developer
11 102 (4.35%) Software Developer
12 89 (3.80%) Principal Software Engineer
13 88 (3.75%) Technical Architect
14 78 (3.33%) Data Engineer
15 72 (3.07%) Team Leader
16 68 (2.90%) Senior Java Developer
17 50 (2.13%) Lead DevOps
18 48 (2.05%) Systems Engineer
19 45 (1.92%) Cloud Architect
19 45 (1.92%) Lead Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 420 (17.92%) Node.js
2 346 (14.76%) React
3 331 (14.12%) .NET
4 214 (9.13%) HTML
5 204 (8.70%) REST
6 198 (8.45%) CSS
7 197 (8.40%) Spring
8 190 (8.11%) AngularJS
9 153 (6.53%) Spring Boot
10 150 (6.40%) RESTful
11 128 (5.46%) .NET Core
12 124 (5.29%) Web Services
13 107 (4.56%) Kafka
14 103 (4.39%) HTML5
15 87 (3.71%) .NET Framework
16 83 (3.54%) ASP.NET
17 78 (3.33%) CSS3
17 78 (3.33%) Redux
18 55 (2.35%) JSON
19 53 (2.26%) React Native
Miscellaneous
1 250 (10.67%) Cloud Native
2 140 (5.97%) Self-Motivation
3 139 (5.93%) Algorithms
4 106 (4.52%) User Experience
5 105 (4.48%) Public Cloud
6 86 (3.67%) Blog
7 77 (3.28%) Data Structures
8 72 (3.07%) Greenfield Project
9 70 (2.99%) Data Centre
10 64 (2.73%) Management Information System
11 60 (2.56%) Mobile App
12 56 (2.39%) Legacy Code
13 50 (2.13%) Social Media
14 49 (2.09%) Enterprise Software
15 39 (1.66%) Virtual Team
16 31 (1.32%) Device Driver
17 25 (1.07%) NHS
18 13 (0.55%) Hybrid Cloud
19 12 (0.51%) SystemC
20 11 (0.47%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 189 (8.06%) Linux
2 132 (5.63%) Windows
3 67 (2.86%) Unix
4 58 (2.47%) Android
5 43 (1.83%) Apple iOS
6 39 (1.66%) Windows Server
7 31 (1.32%) Windows 10
8 15 (0.64%) Mesosphere
9 11 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 8 (0.34%) AIX
11 7 (0.30%) VMS
11 7 (0.30%) Windows 7
11 7 (0.30%) Windows Server 2008
12 6 (0.26%) Mac OS X
13 5 (0.21%) Solaris
13 5 (0.21%) Windows Server 2016
14 3 (0.13%) CentOS
15 2 (0.085%) FreeBSD
15 2 (0.085%) Ubuntu
15 2 (0.085%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,202 (51.28%) Agile Software Development
2 779 (33.23%) Mentoring
3 738 (31.48%) DevOps
4 695 (29.65%) Software Engineering
5 506 (21.59%) CI/CD
6 419 (17.88%) Microservices
7 373 (15.91%) Test Automation
8 370 (15.78%) Coaching
9 314 (13.40%) Scrum
10 306 (13.05%) Computer Science
11 288 (12.29%) TDD
12 287 (12.24%) Problem-Solving
13 240 (10.24%) Analytics
14 225 (9.60%) Continuous Integration
15 223 (9.51%) SDLC
16 216 (9.22%) Full Stack Development
17 194 (8.28%) Decision-Making
18 184 (7.85%) Business Intelligence
18 184 (7.85%) Continuous Improvement
19 177 (7.55%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 613 (26.15%) Java
2 568 (24.23%) JavaScript
3 486 (20.73%) C#
4 443 (18.90%) Python
5 398 (16.98%) SQL
6 220 (9.39%) TypeScript
7 138 (5.89%) C
8 132 (5.63%) C++
9 98 (4.18%) Go
10 89 (3.80%) PowerShell
11 69 (2.94%) Ruby
12 66 (2.82%) T-SQL
13 65 (2.77%) Scala
14 62 (2.65%) Bash
15 51 (2.18%) Groovy
16 47 (2.01%) PHP
17 38 (1.62%) Java 8
18 31 (1.32%) ES6
19 30 (1.28%) Kotlin
20 28 (1.19%) R
Qualifications
1 512 (21.84%) Degree
2 135 (5.76%) Security Cleared
3 132 (5.63%) Computer Science Degree
4 117 (4.99%) SC Cleared
5 58 (2.47%) Master's Degree
6 52 (2.22%) PhD
7 31 (1.32%) Microsoft Certification
8 29 (1.24%) Cisco Certification
8 29 (1.24%) HND
9 18 (0.77%) CISSP
9 18 (0.77%) MCSE
10 13 (0.55%) DBS Check
11 12 (0.51%) CCNA
11 12 (0.51%) CCNP
12 10 (0.43%) DV Cleared
13 8 (0.34%) OCP
13 8 (0.34%) Oracle Certification
13 8 (0.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 7 (0.30%) CISM
15 6 (0.26%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 194 (8.28%) QA
2 60 (2.56%) GDPR
3 23 (0.98%) Data Quality
4 21 (0.90%) PCI DSS
5 20 (0.85%) ISO 9001
6 19 (0.81%) SLA
7 18 (0.77%) Accessibility
8 7 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 5 (0.21%) NIST
10 4 (0.17%) NCSC
11 3 (0.13%) CDISC
11 3 (0.13%) PMO
12 2 (0.085%) COBIT
12 2 (0.085%) Cyber Essentials
12 2 (0.085%) GRC
12 2 (0.085%) RMADS
12 2 (0.085%) WCAG
13 1 (0.043%) GPG13
13 1 (0.043%) ISO 14001
13 1 (0.043%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 433 (18.47%) Docker
2 68 (2.90%) Active Directory
3 46 (1.96%) VMware Infrastructure
4 26 (1.11%) Firmware
5 16 (0.68%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 15 (0.64%) Virtual Machines
7 12 (0.51%) Virtual Desktop
8 11 (0.47%) Virtual Servers
9 9 (0.38%) Hyper-V
10 7 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
11 6 (0.26%) Microsoft App-V
12 5 (0.21%) vSphere
12 5 (0.21%) XenApp
13 4 (0.17%) HDFS
13 4 (0.17%) NFS
13 4 (0.17%) ProxySG
13 4 (0.17%) VMware NSX
14 3 (0.13%) BitLocker
14 3 (0.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 2 (0.085%) Samba
Systems Management
1 402 (17.15%) Kubernetes
2 204 (8.70%) Terraform
3 172 (7.34%) Ansible
4 83 (3.54%) Opscode Chef
5 73 (3.11%) Puppet
6 43 (1.83%) Prometheus
7 29 (1.24%) SCCM
8 28 (1.19%) Microsoft Intune
9 27 (1.15%) Single Sign-On
10 21 (0.90%) Automic
11 19 (0.81%) Kibana
12 17 (0.73%) Amdocs OSS
13 15 (0.64%) Grafana
14 14 (0.60%) Active Directory Federation Services
15 12 (0.51%) Consul
16 11 (0.47%) Control-M
16 11 (0.47%) Oozie
16 11 (0.47%) Opsgenie
17 10 (0.43%) logstash
18 9 (0.38%) Istio
Vendors
1 310 (13.23%) Microsoft
2 158 (6.74%) Oracle
3 83 (3.54%) VMware
4 71 (3.03%) Cisco
5 56 (2.39%) Google
6 52 (2.22%) Databricks
7 50 (2.13%) Salesforce.com
8 26 (1.11%) Splunk
9 25 (1.07%) Brandwatch
9 25 (1.07%) IBM
9 25 (1.07%) Palo Alto
9 25 (1.07%) Talend
10 24 (1.02%) Citrix
10 24 (1.02%) SAP
11 20 (0.85%) Apple
11 20 (0.85%) Atlassian
12 19 (0.81%) Informatica
13 18 (0.77%) CheckPoint
14 17 (0.73%) Amdocs
14 17 (0.73%) Red Hat