Period
to 27 April 2018

The median annual salary for a Technical Leader was £48,750 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 27 April 2018.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Technical Lead
England > West Midlands
6 months to
27 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 263 255 248
Rank change year-on-year -8 -7 +16
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Leader 50 50 96
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.52% 0.52% 0.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.54% 0.53% 0.86%
Number of salaries quoted 24 26 83
West Midlands median annual salary £48,750 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.14% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £42,500 £35,500 £36,500
90th Percentile £59,875 £76,250 £70,000
England median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +8.33% - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies in the West Midlands with a recognized job title 9,276 9,396 11,222
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.57% 97.33% 96.43%
Number of salaries quoted 7,228 7,718 9,134
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -1.23% +1.25%
10th Percentile £24,000 £24,500 £24,250
90th Percentile £66,250 £62,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

Technical Leader
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings that featured Technical Leader in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Technical Leader in the West Midlands

Technical Leader
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Technical Leader in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for Technical Leader in the West Midlands

Technical Leader
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Technical Leader in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 27 April 2018.

Salary histogram for Technical Leader in the West Midlands

Technical Leader
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Leader within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 27 April 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
Birmingham -8 35 £50,000 -4.76% 1
Solihull - 5 £45,000 -
Staffordshire 0 4 £60,000 +33.33% 1
Shropshire +11 1 £47,500 +5.56%
Technical Leader
England

Technical Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 April 2018, Technical Leader job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the West Midlands region featuring Technical Leader in the job title.

1 26 (52.00%) ITIL
2 23 (46.00%) Service Delivery
2 23 (46.00%) Data Centre
3 15 (30.00%) Linux
4 14 (28.00%) SQL
4 14 (28.00%) HP
4 14 (28.00%) Firewall
4 14 (28.00%) Cisco
4 14 (28.00%) Microsoft
4 14 (28.00%) ITIL Certification
4 14 (28.00%) CheckPoint
4 14 (28.00%) Self-Motivation
4 14 (28.00%) Fortinet
4 14 (28.00%) Load Balancing
4 14 (28.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 14 (28.00%) Root Cause Analysis
5 12 (24.00%) Git (software)
5 12 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (24.00%) Subversion
5 12 (24.00%) C#
5 12 (24.00%) C++
5 12 (24.00%) Java
6 11 (22.00%) C
6 11 (22.00%) Continuous Integration
7 10 (20.00%) Multithreading
7 10 (20.00%) Mathematics
7 10 (20.00%) Game Development
7 10 (20.00%) Microservices
7 10 (20.00%) WebSockets
7 10 (20.00%) SOA

Technical Leader Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 3 (6.00%) Skype for Business
2 1 (2.00%) Apache
2 1 (2.00%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (8.00%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.00%) Cognos TM1
2 1 (2.00%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.00%) Dynamics 365
1 1 (2.00%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 14 (28.00%) Firewall
2 10 (20.00%) HTTP
2 10 (20.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.00%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.00%) Big Data
1 4 (8.00%) Cognos Framework Manager
1 4 (8.00%) Cognos Transformer
1 4 (8.00%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (8.00%) DataStage
1 4 (8.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (24.00%) Git (software)
1 12 (24.00%) Subversion
2 2 (4.00%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.00%) Cucumber
3 1 (2.00%) FitNesse
3 1 (2.00%) JUnit
3 1 (2.00%) Selenium
3 1 (2.00%) TestNG
3 1 (2.00%) WebDriver
General
1 10 (20.00%) Games
2 3 (6.00%) Manufacturing
3 2 (4.00%) Finance
4 1 (2.00%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (20.00%) WebSockets
2 1 (2.00%) CSS
2 1 (2.00%) WinForms
2 1 (2.00%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 23 (46.00%) Data Centre
2 14 (28.00%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (2.00%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (2.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 15 (30.00%) Linux
2 10 (20.00%) Unix
3 5 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (52.00%) ITIL
2 23 (46.00%) Service Delivery
3 14 (28.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 14 (28.00%) Load Balancing
3 14 (28.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 12 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (22.00%) Continuous Integration
6 10 (20.00%) Game Development
6 10 (20.00%) Mathematics
6 10 (20.00%) Microservices
6 10 (20.00%) Multithreading
6 10 (20.00%) OOP
6 10 (20.00%) SOA
6 10 (20.00%) Workflow
7 9 (18.00%) Change Management
7 9 (18.00%) Line Management
7 9 (18.00%) Matrix Management
7 9 (18.00%) Problem Management
7 9 (18.00%) Service Management
8 4 (8.00%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (28.00%) SQL
2 12 (24.00%) C#
2 12 (24.00%) C++
2 12 (24.00%) Java
3 11 (22.00%) C
4 5 (10.00%) Python
5 4 (8.00%) Bash Shell
6 2 (4.00%) Perl
6 2 (4.00%) PowerShell
7 1 (2.00%) JavaScript
7 1 (2.00%) PHP
7 1 (2.00%) Ruby
7 1 (2.00%) X++
7 1 (2.00%) XPath
Qualifications
1 14 (28.00%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (2.00%) Degree
2 1 (2.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.00%) PCI DSS
1 1 (2.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (6.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (6.00%) VMware Workstation
2 2 (4.00%) Ceph
3 1 (2.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (18.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 3 (6.00%) Ansible
Vendors
1 14 (28.00%) CheckPoint
1 14 (28.00%) Cisco
1 14 (28.00%) Fortinet
1 14 (28.00%) HP
1 14 (28.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (10.00%) Google
3 4 (8.00%) Cognos
4 3 (6.00%) 3PAR
4 3 (6.00%) EMC
4 3 (6.00%) NetApp
4 3 (6.00%) VMware
5 2 (4.00%) Red Hat
6 1 (2.00%) Intel
6 1 (2.00%) Oracle