Period
to 26 July 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for IT Strategy skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited IT Strategy over the 6 months to 26 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

IT/Technology Strategy
UK > England
6 months to
26 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 250 220 205
Rank change year-on-year -30 -15 +32
Permanent jobs citing IT Strategy 1,393 1,002 2,382
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 1.40% 1.54% 1.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.49% 1.66% 1.92%
Number of salaries quoted 993 731 1,714
10th Percentile £37,000 £41,250 £41,250
25th Percentile £47,500 £51,250 £51,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £67,500 £67,500 £70,000
Median % change year-on-year - -3.57% +3.70%
75th Percentile £88,750 £82,500 £87,500
90th Percentile £105,000 £103,750 £110,000
UK median annual salary £70,000 £67,500 £68,000
% change year-on-year +3.70% -0.74% +0.74%

IT Strategy 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 advertised in England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 93,417 60,224 124,118
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 93.66% 92.50% 92.43%
Number of salaries quoted 64,448 49,282 99,844
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £38,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £76,250 £75,000 £71,250
90th Percentile £93,750 £91,250 £87,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%

IT Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing IT Strategy as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for IT Strategy in England

IT Strategy
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing IT Strategy in England.

Salary trend for IT Strategy in England

IT Strategy
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing IT Strategy in England over the 6 months to 26 July 2021.

Salary histogram for IT Strategy in England

IT Strategy
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing IT Strategy within the England region over the 6 months to 26 July 2021. 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
London -22 570 £75,000 +3.45% 82
North of England -26 286 £51,625 -17.40% 65
South East +24 240 £80,000 +23.08% 33
North West -34 142 £60,000 -7.69% 32
Yorkshire +1 121 £45,000 -14.29% 27
Midlands -81 106 £50,000 -16.67% 40
South West -56 102 £51,259 -10.85% 16
West Midlands -60 78 £55,000 -8.33% 24
East of England -29 75 £57,000 -13.96% 18
East Midlands -60 28 £43,500 -33.08% 16
North East +2 25 £43,500 +16.00% 6
IT Strategy
UK

For the 6 months to 26 July 2021, IT jobs citing IT Strategy 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 across the England region with a requirement for IT Strategy.

1 451 (32.38%) Agile Software Development
2 321 (23.04%) Social Skills
3 314 (22.54%) Azure
4 280 (20.10%) Finance
5 274 (19.67%) Microsoft
6 248 (17.80%) AWS
7 247 (17.73%) DevOps
8 210 (15.08%) Software Engineering
9 187 (13.42%) Strategic Roadmap
10 181 (12.99%) .NET
11 171 (12.28%) Degree
12 166 (11.92%) C#
13 165 (11.84%) Technology Roadmap
14 150 (10.77%) SQL
15 143 (10.27%) Docker
16 142 (10.19%) Project Management
17 140 (10.05%) CRM
18 134 (9.62%) Python
19 133 (9.55%) Windows
20 129 (9.26%) JavaScript
20 129 (9.26%) Mentoring
21 127 (9.12%) Enterprise Architecture
22 120 (8.61%) ITIL
22 120 (8.61%) Kubernetes
23 112 (8.04%) Cybersecurity
23 112 (8.04%) Stakeholder Management
24 110 (7.90%) SQL Server
24 110 (7.90%) Management Information System
25 105 (7.54%) Scrum
25 105 (7.54%) Microsoft 365

IT Strategy
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 65 (4.67%) SharePoint
2 20 (1.44%) Confluence
3 19 (1.36%) Elasticsearch
4 15 (1.08%) MS Exchange
5 13 (0.93%) CMS
6 10 (0.72%) OpenStack
7 9 (0.65%) IIS
8 8 (0.57%) Apache Spark
8 8 (0.57%) WordPress
9 6 (0.43%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 6 (0.43%) Apache Airflow
10 5 (0.36%) BizTalk Server
10 5 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2010
10 5 (0.36%) nginx
10 5 (0.36%) Sitecore CMS
10 5 (0.36%) Umbraco
11 4 (0.29%) Oracle Workflow
11 4 (0.29%) Tomcat
12 3 (0.22%) EPiServer
12 3 (0.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 34 (2.44%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (1.44%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (0.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (0.72%) Chatbot
5 7 (0.50%) Microsoft Project
6 6 (0.43%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.14%) Figma
7 2 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.072%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 18 (1.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.65%) Adobe Campaign
3 7 (0.50%) NetSuite
3 7 (0.50%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 5 (0.36%) Elite 3E
4 5 (0.36%) Sage 200
5 4 (0.29%) Oracle Payables
5 4 (0.29%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
5 4 (0.29%) SAP S/4HANA
6 3 (0.22%) Magento
6 3 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.22%) Oracle EBS R12
6 3 (0.22%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 3 (0.22%) Shopify
7 2 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.14%) SAP CO
7 2 (0.14%) SAP FI/CO
7 2 (0.14%) SAP QM
7 2 (0.14%) SAP SCM
7 2 (0.14%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 314 (22.54%) Azure
2 248 (17.80%) AWS
3 105 (7.54%) Microsoft 365
4 83 (5.96%) SaaS
5 82 (5.89%) GCP
6 56 (4.02%) PaaS
7 49 (3.52%) Azure Active Directory
8 48 (3.45%) Serverless
9 41 (2.94%) IaaS
10 40 (2.87%) Cloud Computing
11 38 (2.73%) Power Platform
12 29 (2.08%) GitHub
13 25 (1.79%) AWS CloudFormation
13 25 (1.79%) Dynamics 365
14 19 (1.36%) Azure Functions
15 18 (1.29%) Amazon EC2
16 16 (1.15%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
16 16 (1.15%) PowerApps
17 14 (1.01%) Azure Logic Apps
17 14 (1.01%) Azure Service Bus
Communications & Networking
1 74 (5.31%) Broadband
2 67 (4.81%) 5G
2 67 (4.81%) Firewall
3 39 (2.80%) DNS
4 36 (2.58%) WAN
5 34 (2.44%) Internet
6 30 (2.15%) DHCP
7 29 (2.08%) LAN
8 27 (1.94%) VPN
9 25 (1.79%) TCP/IP
10 21 (1.51%) SAN
11 16 (1.15%) Network Security
11 16 (1.15%) SSL
11 16 (1.15%) VLAN
12 15 (1.08%) VoIP
13 14 (1.01%) Wi-Fi
14 11 (0.79%) Intranet
14 11 (0.79%) SD-WAN
15 10 (0.72%) Wireless
16 9 (0.65%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 110 (7.90%) SQL Server
2 36 (2.58%) Data Warehouse
3 35 (2.51%) Big Data
4 29 (2.08%) Power BI
5 28 (2.01%) Relational Database
6 27 (1.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 26 (1.87%) MySQL
7 26 (1.87%) NoSQL
8 21 (1.51%) Azure SQL Database
9 20 (1.44%) Amazon RDS
9 20 (1.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 14 (1.01%) RDBMS
11 13 (0.93%) GIS
12 12 (0.86%) Data Lake
12 12 (0.86%) Electronic Patient Records
12 12 (0.86%) Metadata
12 12 (0.86%) SQL Server 2012
13 10 (0.72%) MongoDB
13 10 (0.72%) PostgreSQL
14 9 (0.65%) Redis
Development Applications
1 91 (6.53%) Git (software)
2 32 (2.30%) Jenkins
2 32 (2.30%) Visual Studio
3 29 (2.08%) JIRA
4 22 (1.58%) GitLab
5 17 (1.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 11 (0.79%) ReSharper
7 10 (0.72%) Xcode
8 8 (0.57%) Visual Studio Team System
9 7 (0.50%) Selenium
9 7 (0.50%) SpecFlow
10 6 (0.43%) Android Studio
11 5 (0.36%) Eclipse
11 5 (0.36%) PhpStorm
11 5 (0.36%) Team Foundation Server
12 4 (0.29%) Cucumber
13 3 (0.22%) Bitbucket
13 3 (0.22%) Postman
14 2 (0.14%) Balsamiq
14 2 (0.14%) Gradle
General
1 321 (23.04%) Social Skills
2 280 (20.10%) Finance
3 87 (6.25%) Retail
4 84 (6.03%) Analytical Skills
5 69 (4.95%) Marketing
6 66 (4.74%) Influencing Skills
7 58 (4.16%) Presentation Skills
8 54 (3.88%) Public Sector
9 53 (3.80%) Manufacturing
10 51 (3.66%) Banking
11 41 (2.94%) Law
12 39 (2.80%) Legal
13 32 (2.30%) Pharmaceutical
13 32 (2.30%) Telecoms
14 30 (2.15%) Games
15 24 (1.72%) Front Office
16 18 (1.29%) Organisational Skills
17 17 (1.22%) Advertising
18 12 (0.86%) Automotive
18 12 (0.86%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 307 (22.04%) Architect
2 219 (15.72%) Developer
3 110 (7.90%) IT Manager
4 105 (7.54%) Solutions Architect
5 87 (6.25%) Consultant
6 71 (5.10%) Senior Developer
7 59 (4.24%) Enterprise Architect
8 51 (3.66%) Ruby Developer
9 50 (3.59%) Senior Ruby Developer
10 48 (3.45%) Software Engineer
11 47 (3.37%) Analyst
12 46 (3.30%) Project Manager
13 38 (2.73%) Head of IT
14 36 (2.58%) IT Consultant
14 36 (2.58%) Software Developer
15 32 (2.30%) Infrastructure Architect
15 32 (2.30%) Strategy Consultant
16 29 (2.08%) C# Developer
16 29 (2.08%) IT Strategy Consultant
16 29 (2.08%) Lead Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 181 (12.99%) .NET
2 96 (6.89%) React
3 87 (6.25%) HTML
4 85 (6.10%) CSS
5 79 (5.67%) .NET Core
6 59 (4.24%) ASP.NET
7 55 (3.95%) AngularJS
8 53 (3.80%) Ruby on Rails
9 44 (3.16%) Web Services
10 41 (2.94%) Node.js
11 34 (2.44%) React Native
11 34 (2.44%) Redux
12 28 (2.01%) REST
13 24 (1.72%) Spring
14 23 (1.65%) .NET Framework
15 22 (1.58%) ASP.NET Web API
16 21 (1.51%) ASP.NET MVC
16 21 (1.51%) SOAP
17 20 (1.44%) jQuery
18 18 (1.29%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 110 (7.90%) Management Information System
2 79 (5.67%) Social Media
3 51 (3.66%) Data Centre
4 42 (3.02%) Mobile App
5 29 (2.08%) Public Cloud
6 27 (1.94%) User Experience
7 24 (1.72%) Greenfield Project
8 23 (1.65%) Algorithms
8 23 (1.65%) Data Structures
8 23 (1.65%) Virtual Team
9 21 (1.51%) Cloud Native
10 19 (1.36%) Enterprise Software
11 18 (1.29%) Hybrid Cloud
12 16 (1.15%) Internet of Things
13 14 (1.01%) CUDA
13 14 (1.01%) Data Protection Act
13 14 (1.01%) Self-Motivation
14 12 (0.86%) Life Science
15 10 (0.72%) Enterprise Storage
15 10 (0.72%) Legacy Systems
Operating Systems
1 133 (9.55%) Windows
2 74 (5.31%) Linux
3 68 (4.88%) Windows Server
4 34 (2.44%) Android
5 30 (2.15%) Apple iOS
6 25 (1.79%) Windows Server 2008
7 24 (1.72%) Windows Server 2019
8 21 (1.51%) CentOS
8 21 (1.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 19 (1.36%) Windows Server 2012
10 17 (1.22%) Unix
10 17 (1.22%) Windows 10
11 13 (0.93%) Ubuntu
12 11 (0.79%) Windows Server 2016
13 9 (0.65%) Mac OS
14 5 (0.36%) Windows 7
15 4 (0.29%) Windows 8
15 4 (0.29%) Windows Server 2003
16 2 (0.14%) Solaris
17 1 (0.072%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 451 (32.38%) Agile Software Development
2 247 (17.73%) DevOps
3 210 (15.08%) Software Engineering
4 187 (13.42%) Strategic Roadmap
5 165 (11.84%) Technology Roadmap
6 142 (10.19%) Project Management
7 140 (10.05%) CRM
8 129 (9.26%) Mentoring
9 127 (9.12%) Enterprise Architecture
10 120 (8.61%) ITIL
11 112 (8.04%) Cybersecurity
11 112 (8.04%) Stakeholder Management
12 105 (7.54%) Scrum
13 99 (7.11%) Microservices
14 96 (6.89%) Problem-Solving
15 95 (6.82%) Decision-Making
16 93 (6.68%) Analytics
17 91 (6.53%) Information Security
18 86 (6.17%) Migration
19 84 (6.03%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 166 (11.92%) C#
2 150 (10.77%) SQL
3 134 (9.62%) Python
4 129 (9.26%) JavaScript
5 78 (5.60%) Ruby
6 72 (5.17%) Java
7 43 (3.09%) Kotlin
7 43 (3.09%) PowerShell
8 32 (2.30%) Go
9 30 (2.15%) PHP
10 25 (1.79%) C
10 25 (1.79%) TypeScript
11 23 (1.65%) VBA
12 18 (1.29%) C++
13 9 (0.65%) Apple Swift
13 9 (0.65%) Perl
14 7 (0.50%) T-SQL
15 6 (0.43%) Bash Shell
16 5 (0.36%) PHP 7
16 5 (0.36%) VB
Qualifications
1 171 (12.28%) Degree
2 73 (5.24%) Security Cleared
3 58 (4.16%) SC Cleared
4 40 (2.87%) Computer Science Degree
5 38 (2.73%) Microsoft Certification
6 31 (2.23%) Cisco Certification
7 24 (1.72%) DV Cleared
7 24 (1.72%) MCSE
8 23 (1.65%) AWS Certification
8 23 (1.65%) CCNA
9 21 (1.51%) Master's Degree
10 16 (1.15%) ITIL Certification
11 14 (1.01%) CISSP
12 13 (0.93%) MBA
12 13 (0.93%) RHCE
12 13 (0.93%) RHCSA
12 13 (0.93%) TOGAF Certification
13 11 (0.79%) BPSS Clearance
13 11 (0.79%) MCSA
14 8 (0.57%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (3.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 44 (3.16%) GDPR
3 38 (2.73%) SLA
4 31 (2.23%) QA
5 26 (1.87%) PMO
6 25 (1.79%) Cyber Essentials
7 19 (1.36%) PCI DSS
8 15 (1.08%) Data Quality
8 15 (1.08%) NIST
9 12 (0.86%) CDISC
10 10 (0.72%) GRC
11 9 (0.65%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 6 (0.43%) Accessibility
13 5 (0.36%) HMG Infosec
13 5 (0.36%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 5 (0.36%) JSP 440
14 4 (0.29%) Basel III
14 4 (0.29%) GAAP
14 4 (0.29%) Good Clinical Practice
14 4 (0.29%) PMBOK
System Software
1 143 (10.27%) Docker
2 102 (7.32%) Active Directory
3 44 (3.16%) VMware Infrastructure
4 30 (2.15%) Hyper-V
5 13 (0.93%) vSphere
6 9 (0.65%) Virtual Desktop
7 5 (0.36%) VMware NSX
8 2 (0.14%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.072%) Ceph
9 1 (0.072%) HDFS
9 1 (0.072%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.072%) XenApp
9 1 (0.072%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 120 (8.61%) Kubernetes
2 74 (5.31%) Terraform
3 36 (2.58%) Ansible
4 27 (1.94%) Puppet
5 25 (1.79%) Packer
6 21 (1.51%) Microsoft Intune
7 20 (1.44%) SCCM
8 19 (1.36%) Prometheus
9 18 (1.29%) Consul
9 18 (1.29%) Grafana
9 18 (1.29%) Graphite
10 16 (1.15%) Docker Swarm
11 4 (0.29%) Jamf Pro
11 4 (0.29%) NetBackup
11 4 (0.29%) SCOM
12 3 (0.22%) Kibana
12 3 (0.22%) Opscode Chef
12 3 (0.22%) QRadar
12 3 (0.22%) WSUS
13 2 (0.14%) vRealize
Vendors
1 274 (19.67%) Microsoft
2 96 (6.89%) VMware
3 44 (3.16%) Cisco
4 41 (2.94%) Oracle
5 38 (2.73%) Google
6 33 (2.37%) SAP
7 28 (2.01%) Citrix
7 28 (2.01%) Salesforce.com
7 28 (2.01%) Veeam
8 23 (1.65%) Red Hat
9 19 (1.36%) Adobe
10 13 (0.93%) HP
10 13 (0.93%) Splunk
11 12 (0.86%) CA Agile Central
11 12 (0.86%) MuleSoft
12 11 (0.79%) Palo Alto
13 10 (0.72%) F5
14 9 (0.65%) Juniper
15 8 (0.57%) iManage
15 8 (0.57%) Intapp