Period
to 13 December 2018

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 13 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Technical Leadership
UK
6 months to
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 258 278 272
Rank change year-on-year +20 -6 +21
Permanent jobs citing Technical Leadership 2,118 2,244 2,389
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.33% 1.25% 1.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.45% 1.36% 1.42%
Number of salaries quoted 1,556 1,699 1,826
UK median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +8.33% -4.00%
10th Percentile £42,500 £39,500 £40,000
90th Percentile £97,500 £95,000 £89,375
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £51,500
% change year-on-year - +11.65% -6.36%

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 146,225 165,096 168,704
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.56% 91.88% 91.26%
Number of salaries quoted 115,831 131,154 139,968
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +4.17% +1.05%
10th Percentile £29,650 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% -

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 13 December 2018.

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 13 December 2018. 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 +10 1,888 £65,000 - 234
UK excluding London +47 1,347 £57,500 - 167
London -20 728 £80,000 +6.67% 91
South East +49 406 £60,000 -4.00% 38
Midlands +127 253 £55,000 +10.00% 24
North of England -11 238 £60,000 +9.09% 33
West Midlands +87 136 £55,000 +10.00% 11
Scotland +32 132 £56,000 -6.67% 15
South West +11 127 £50,165 +0.33% 22
East of England -25 125 £67,500 - 26
East Midlands +77 118 £60,000 +20.00% 13
North West -43 111 £57,500 +4.55% 19
Yorkshire -5 98 £60,000 +9.09% 11
Wales +35 55 £49,039 -1.92% 6
North East +26 34 £70,000 +12.00% 3
Northern Ireland +8 14 £55,000 +266.67% 3
Channel Islands - 2 - -

For the 6 months to 13 December 2018, 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 1,107 (52.27%) Agile Software Development
2 612 (28.90%) Java
3 516 (24.36%) Microsoft
4 463 (21.86%) Finance
5 457 (21.58%) Software Engineering
6 421 (19.88%) Amazon AWS
7 419 (19.78%) C#
8 399 (18.84%) TDD
9 393 (18.56%) Microsoft Azure
9 393 (18.56%) Mentoring
10 392 (18.51%) Scrum
11 388 (18.32%) .NET
12 385 (18.18%) DevOps
13 376 (17.75%) SQL
14 364 (17.19%) Degree
15 359 (16.95%) JavaScript
16 292 (13.79%) Linux
17 281 (13.27%) Windows
18 276 (13.03%) Continuous Integration
19 271 (12.80%) SQL Server
20 269 (12.70%) HTML
21 267 (12.61%) Test Automation
22 244 (11.52%) Problem-Solving
23 241 (11.38%) Microservices
24 240 (11.33%) Web Services
25 213 (10.06%) Coaching
26 211 (9.96%) CSS
27 204 (9.63%) Python
28 203 (9.58%) SDLC
29 201 (9.49%) Business Intelligence

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 95 (4.49%) SharePoint
2 90 (4.25%) Apache Spark
3 56 (2.64%) Confluence
4 48 (2.27%) Apache
5 39 (1.84%) Elasticsearch
6 33 (1.56%) MS Exchange
7 29 (1.37%) WebSphere
8 25 (1.18%) BizTalk Server
9 23 (1.09%) IIS
9 23 (1.09%) Tomcat
10 19 (0.90%) SAS
10 19 (0.90%) SharePoint Server
11 17 (0.80%) CMS
11 17 (0.80%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 15 (0.71%) Skype for Business
13 12 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2010
14 11 (0.52%) JBoss
15 10 (0.47%) Apache Pig
15 10 (0.47%) Apache Solr
16 8 (0.38%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 37 (1.75%) Microsoft Office
2 27 (1.27%) Microsoft Excel
3 22 (1.04%) Microsoft Project
4 20 (0.94%) MS Visio
5 9 (0.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 4 (0.19%) Simulink
6 4 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.047%) Maya
7 1 (0.047%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 41 (1.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 33 (1.56%) Payment Gateway
3 11 (0.52%) Scribe Insight
4 10 (0.47%) SAP S/4HANA
5 9 (0.42%) SAP Hybris
6 5 (0.24%) thinkFolio
7 4 (0.19%) Bloomberg AIM
7 4 (0.19%) Eagle PACE
7 4 (0.19%) MetaTrader
8 3 (0.14%) Maximo
8 3 (0.14%) SAP ERP
8 3 (0.14%) SAP MDG
8 3 (0.14%) Teamcenter
9 2 (0.094%) Eloqua
9 2 (0.094%) HFM
9 2 (0.094%) Hyperion Planning
9 2 (0.094%) Oracle EBS
9 2 (0.094%) PeopleSoft Financials
10 1 (0.047%) Unit4 Business World
10 1 (0.047%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 421 (19.88%) Amazon AWS
2 393 (18.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 112 (5.29%) Office 365
4 84 (3.97%) Cloud Computing
5 83 (3.92%) PaaS
6 77 (3.64%) SaaS
7 53 (2.50%) Google Cloud Platform
8 51 (2.41%) GitHub
9 50 (2.36%) IaaS
10 35 (1.65%) Azure Active Directory
11 30 (1.42%) npm
12 26 (1.23%) Serverless
13 24 (1.13%) OpenShift
14 21 (0.99%) Amazon Kinesis
15 19 (0.90%) Dynamics 365
16 12 (0.57%) Amazon EC2
16 12 (0.57%) AWS Lambda
17 11 (0.52%) Amazon S3
18 10 (0.47%) AWS CloudFormation
19 9 (0.42%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 135 (6.37%) Firewall
2 112 (5.29%) DNS
3 95 (4.49%) WAN
4 89 (4.20%) Network Security
5 87 (4.11%) DHCP
6 80 (3.78%) LAN
7 65 (3.07%) TCP/IP
8 62 (2.93%) VPN
9 49 (2.31%) Wireless
10 46 (2.17%) Internet
11 36 (1.70%) VoIP
12 35 (1.65%) HTTP
12 35 (1.65%) Wi-Fi
13 29 (1.37%) Cisco Wireless
13 29 (1.37%) SAN
14 28 (1.32%) MPLS
14 28 (1.32%) Wireless Security
15 27 (1.27%) Modbus
15 27 (1.27%) RS-485
16 22 (1.04%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 271 (12.80%) SQL Server
2 173 (8.17%) Big Data
3 119 (5.62%) Data Warehouse
4 105 (4.96%) Relational Database
5 86 (4.06%) MySQL
6 85 (4.01%) Hadoop
7 81 (3.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 79 (3.73%) NoSQL
8 79 (3.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 73 (3.45%) PostgreSQL
10 57 (2.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 53 (2.50%) RDBMS
12 47 (2.22%) Power BI
13 45 (2.12%) MongoDB
14 38 (1.79%) Data Lake
15 37 (1.75%) Oracle Database
16 32 (1.51%) Apache Cassandra
17 29 (1.37%) Amazon Redshift
17 29 (1.37%) SQL Server 2012
18 27 (1.27%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 193 (9.11%) Git (software)
2 146 (6.89%) Jenkins
3 91 (4.30%) JIRA
4 86 (4.06%) Maven
5 56 (2.64%) Team Foundation Server
6 48 (2.27%) Visual Studio
7 39 (1.84%) Subversion
8 38 (1.79%) TeamCity
9 29 (1.37%) gulp
10 26 (1.23%) Robot Framework
11 25 (1.18%) Grunt
12 23 (1.09%) Bitbucket
13 22 (1.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 22 (1.04%) Selenium
13 22 (1.04%) webpack
14 18 (0.85%) Cucumber
15 17 (0.80%) Octopus Deploy
16 15 (0.71%) Mocha
17 14 (0.66%) Gradle
17 14 (0.66%) JUnit
General
1 463 (21.86%) Finance
2 119 (5.62%) Marketing
3 100 (4.72%) Banking
4 90 (4.25%) Manufacturing
5 67 (3.16%) Retail
6 59 (2.79%) Telecoms
7 56 (2.64%) Electronics
8 35 (1.65%) Front Office
9 24 (1.13%) Games
10 23 (1.09%) Back Office
10 23 (1.09%) Legal
11 22 (1.04%) Investment Banking
12 20 (0.94%) Law
13 17 (0.80%) Pharmaceutical
14 15 (0.71%) Automotive
15 12 (0.57%) Financial Institution
15 12 (0.57%) Retail Banking
16 9 (0.42%) General Ledger
16 9 (0.42%) Publishing
17 7 (0.33%) Military
Job Titles
1 519 (24.50%) Architect
2 426 (20.11%) Developer
3 227 (10.72%) Solutions Architect
4 179 (8.45%) Software Engineer
5 176 (8.31%) Lead Developer
6 119 (5.62%) Senior Developer
7 100 (4.72%) Java Developer
8 99 (4.67%) Technical Leader
9 91 (4.30%) Technical Architect
10 85 (4.01%) Lead Software Engineer
11 82 (3.87%) Team Leader
12 76 (3.59%) Consultant
13 67 (3.16%) Senior Software Engineer
14 55 (2.60%) Analyst
15 54 (2.55%) Development Manager
15 54 (2.55%) Java Engineer
15 54 (2.55%) Software Developer
16 52 (2.46%) Cloud Architect
16 52 (2.46%) Systems Engineer
17 50 (2.36%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 388 (18.32%) .NET
2 269 (12.70%) HTML
3 240 (11.33%) Web Services
4 211 (9.96%) CSS
5 201 (9.49%) Spring
6 188 (8.88%) AngularJS
7 153 (7.22%) Node.js
8 142 (6.70%) RESTful
9 126 (5.95%) REST
10 115 (5.43%) React
11 99 (4.67%) ASP.NET
12 90 (4.25%) XML
13 87 (4.11%) SOAP
14 85 (4.01%) jQuery
15 84 (3.97%) HTML5
16 79 (3.73%) JSON
16 79 (3.73%) Spring Boot
17 63 (2.97%) J2EE
18 62 (2.93%) .NET Framework
19 52 (2.46%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 179 (8.45%) Analytical Skills
2 177 (8.36%) Data Centre
3 101 (4.77%) Management Information System
4 92 (4.34%) Public Cloud
5 84 (3.97%) Enterprise Software
6 80 (3.78%) User Experience
7 73 (3.45%) Greenfield Project
8 64 (3.02%) Mobile App
8 64 (3.02%) Self-Motivation
9 62 (2.93%) Algorithms
10 60 (2.83%) Fintech
11 44 (2.08%) Embedded Systems
12 43 (2.03%) Device Driver
13 34 (1.61%) Data Structures
14 27 (1.27%) CAN bus
14 27 (1.27%) Cloud Native
15 24 (1.13%) Hybrid Cloud
15 24 (1.13%) NHS
16 23 (1.09%) Hedge funds
17 22 (1.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 292 (13.79%) Linux
2 281 (13.27%) Windows
3 113 (5.34%) Unix
4 86 (4.06%) Android
5 65 (3.07%) Windows Server
6 64 (3.02%) Apple iOS
7 53 (2.50%) Windows 10
8 45 (2.12%) Windows Server 2003
9 36 (1.70%) Windows 7
10 34 (1.61%) Windows Server 2008
11 27 (1.27%) FreeRTOS
12 24 (1.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 15 (0.71%) Windows Server 2012
14 14 (0.66%) CentOS
14 14 (0.66%) VMS
15 11 (0.52%) Embedded Linux
15 11 (0.52%) Solaris
16 8 (0.38%) AIX
17 7 (0.33%) Debian
18 6 (0.28%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,107 (52.27%) Agile Software Development
2 457 (21.58%) Software Engineering
3 399 (18.84%) TDD
4 393 (18.56%) Mentoring
5 392 (18.51%) Scrum
6 385 (18.18%) DevOps
7 276 (13.03%) Continuous Integration
8 267 (12.61%) Test Automation
9 244 (11.52%) Problem-Solving
10 241 (11.38%) Microservices
11 213 (10.06%) Coaching
12 203 (9.58%) SDLC
13 201 (9.49%) Business Intelligence
14 192 (9.07%) Continuous Improvement
15 188 (8.88%) Stakeholder Management
16 181 (8.55%) ITIL
17 176 (8.31%) Computer Science
18 172 (8.12%) Analytics
19 163 (7.70%) Presales
20 150 (7.08%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 612 (28.90%) Java
2 419 (19.78%) C#
3 376 (17.75%) SQL
4 359 (16.95%) JavaScript
5 204 (9.63%) Python
6 160 (7.55%) C++
7 144 (6.80%) PowerShell
8 141 (6.66%) C
9 80 (3.78%) Ruby
10 71 (3.35%) Scala
11 67 (3.16%) PHP
12 64 (3.02%) T-SQL
13 55 (2.60%) Perl
14 50 (2.36%) Bash Shell
15 35 (1.65%) Java 8
16 34 (1.61%) Go
16 34 (1.61%) Shell Script
17 27 (1.27%) ES6
18 25 (1.18%) PL/SQL
19 24 (1.13%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 364 (17.19%) Degree
2 119 (5.62%) Security Cleared
3 93 (4.39%) SC Cleared
4 87 (4.11%) Computer Science Degree
5 75 (3.54%) Microsoft Certification
6 72 (3.40%) Cisco Certification
7 57 (2.69%) CCNP
8 55 (2.60%) ITIL Certification
9 54 (2.55%) MCSE
10 36 (1.70%) CISSP
11 30 (1.42%) CCDP
12 28 (1.32%) MCSA
13 24 (1.13%) CCIE
13 24 (1.13%) DV Cleared
14 18 (0.85%) MCITP
14 18 (0.85%) TOGAF Certification
15 14 (0.66%) PMI Certification
15 14 (0.66%) SAFe Agilist
16 12 (0.57%) CISM
16 12 (0.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 155 (7.32%) QA
2 67 (3.16%) SLA
3 60 (2.83%) GDPR
4 34 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 33 (1.56%) Data Quality
6 28 (1.32%) PCI DSS
7 15 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 15 (0.71%) PMO
7 15 (0.71%) PSD2
8 13 (0.61%) Cyber Essentials
9 12 (0.57%) WCAG
10 8 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 7 (0.33%) GAMP
12 5 (0.24%) ISO 13485
12 5 (0.24%) JTAG
13 2 (0.094%) COBIT
13 2 (0.094%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 2 (0.094%) MiFID
13 2 (0.094%) Web Application Security Consortium
14 1 (0.047%) PMBOK
System Software
1 185 (8.73%) Active Directory
2 176 (8.31%) Docker
3 92 (4.34%) VMware Infrastructure
4 69 (3.26%) Firmware
5 35 (1.65%) VMware ESXi
5 35 (1.65%) vSphere
6 31 (1.46%) Hyper-V
7 20 (0.94%) XenApp
8 15 (0.71%) BitLocker
8 15 (0.71%) HDFS
9 13 (0.61%) XenDesktop
10 12 (0.57%) Microsoft App-V
11 8 (0.38%) Apache Flume
11 8 (0.38%) Virtual Desktop
12 7 (0.33%) Virtual Servers
12 7 (0.33%) VMware NSX
13 5 (0.24%) GPFS
13 5 (0.24%) VMware Server
14 4 (0.19%) vCloud
15 3 (0.14%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 97 (4.58%) Ansible
2 93 (4.39%) Kubernetes
3 89 (4.20%) Terraform
4 75 (3.54%) SCCM
5 57 (2.69%) Opscode Chef
6 52 (2.46%) Puppet
7 25 (1.18%) SCOM
8 23 (1.09%) Norton AntiVirus
9 17 (0.80%) Packer
10 12 (0.57%) Prometheus
11 10 (0.47%) Microsoft Intune
11 10 (0.47%) PowerCLI
12 9 (0.42%) Oozie
13 8 (0.38%) Nagios
14 7 (0.33%) Oracle ZFS
14 7 (0.33%) vCenter Server
14 7 (0.33%) vRealize
15 6 (0.28%) Docker Swarm
15 6 (0.28%) Hadoop YARN
15 6 (0.28%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 516 (24.36%) Microsoft
2 175 (8.26%) Oracle
3 159 (7.51%) Cisco
4 129 (6.09%) VMware
5 82 (3.87%) SAP
6 80 (3.78%) HP
7 78 (3.68%) Google
8 56 (2.64%) Citrix
9 50 (2.36%) IBM
10 38 (1.79%) Symantec
11 35 (1.65%) Dell
11 35 (1.65%) Splunk
12 34 (1.61%) Atlassian
12 34 (1.61%) CheckPoint
12 34 (1.61%) WorldPay
13 29 (1.37%) Salesforce.com
14 28 (1.32%) McAfee
15 26 (1.23%) Red Hat
16 25 (1.18%) hybris
16 25 (1.18%) Tableau