Period
to 15 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Strategic Thinking skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Strategic Thinking over the 6 months to 15 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Strategic Thinking
UK > England
6 months to
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 314 462 650
Rank change year-on-year +148 +188 -71
Permanent jobs citing Strategic Thinking 1,687 1,032 696
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.06% 0.62% 0.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.17% 0.68% 0.41%
Number of salaries quoted 567 475 525
England median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% - +9.89%
10th Percentile £33,500 £34,700 £30,425
90th Percentile £97,500 £94,500 £100,000
UK median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +4.17% - +9.09%

Strategic Thinking 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 144,408 152,231 169,760
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 91.15% 91.50% 90.82%
Number of salaries quoted 115,883 122,017 143,258
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £78,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -

Strategic Thinking
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Strategic Thinking as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Strategic Thinking in England

Strategic Thinking
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Strategic Thinking in England.

Salary trend for Strategic Thinking in England

Strategic Thinking
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Strategic Thinking in England over the 6 months to 15 August 2018.

Salary histogram for Strategic Thinking in England

Strategic Thinking
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Strategic Thinking within the England region over the 6 months to 15 August 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
London +149 1,328 £70,000 +7.69% 119
South East +68 146 £59,250 +3.95% 13
North of England +35 84 £45,250 -21.30% 6
Midlands +32 54 £52,000 +4.00% 16
North West +24 50 £44,000 -23.48% 3
West Midlands +49 40 £54,500 +36.25% 13
South West -28 38 £40,000 -8.57% 6
East of England -30 38 £57,000 -15.56% 9
Yorkshire +36 31 £45,000 -25.00% 1
East Midlands +8 14 £50,000 -7.41% 3
North East -20 3 £90,000 +20.00% 2
Strategic Thinking
UK

For the 6 months to 15 August 2018, IT jobs citing Strategic Thinking 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 Strategic Thinking.

1 1,090 (64.61%) Finance
2 1,037 (61.47%) Problem-Solving
3 901 (53.41%) Banking
4 883 (52.34%) Innovative Thinking
5 881 (52.22%) Risk Management
6 877 (51.99%) Big Data
7 874 (51.81%) Cyberthreat
8 867 (51.39%) Financial Institution
9 866 (51.33%) Low Latency
9 866 (51.33%) Investment Management
10 863 (51.16%) Investment Banking
11 732 (43.39%) Analytical Skills
12 686 (40.66%) Java
13 493 (29.22%) Agile Software Development
14 465 (27.56%) Degree
15 370 (21.93%) SQL
16 343 (20.33%) JavaScript
17 332 (19.68%) SDLC
18 309 (18.32%) OO
19 293 (17.37%) Computer Science
20 287 (17.01%) Python
21 269 (15.95%) Analytics
22 255 (15.12%) Project Management
23 252 (14.94%) AngularJS
24 225 (13.34%) C++
25 204 (12.09%) Microsoft
26 196 (11.62%) Relational Database
27 193 (11.44%) Sybase
28 188 (11.14%) TDD
28 188 (11.14%) RESTful

Strategic Thinking
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 78 (4.62%) Apache Spark
2 36 (2.13%) Elasticsearch
3 24 (1.42%) Tomcat
4 21 (1.24%) Oracle Service Bus
5 20 (1.19%) MS Exchange
6 16 (0.95%) SharePoint
7 15 (0.89%) Apache
7 15 (0.89%) SAS
8 12 (0.71%) BizTalk Server
9 9 (0.53%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 8 (0.47%) GemFire
11 7 (0.41%) CMS
11 7 (0.41%) Jetty
12 5 (0.30%) IIS
13 4 (0.24%) Confluence
13 4 (0.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 3 (0.18%) Cloud Foundry
14 3 (0.18%) JBoss
14 3 (0.18%) nginx
15 2 (0.12%) WordPress
Applications
1 83 (4.92%) Microsoft Office
2 61 (3.62%) Microsoft Excel
3 47 (2.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 20 (1.19%) Microsoft Project
5 12 (0.71%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 12 (0.71%) Photoshop
6 11 (0.65%) Adobe Illustrator
7 10 (0.59%) InVision
8 7 (0.41%) MS Visio
9 6 (0.36%) SPSS
10 4 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
11 2 (0.12%) AutoCAD
11 2 (0.12%) Mathematica
11 2 (0.12%) PrintSoft PReS
11 2 (0.12%) Stata
12 1 (0.059%) Adobe Premiere
12 1 (0.059%) Chatbot
12 1 (0.059%) CPLEX
12 1 (0.059%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 22 (1.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (1.13%) SAP Hybris
3 12 (0.71%) Dynamics AX
4 6 (0.36%) Sentinel
5 4 (0.24%) MetaTrader
6 3 (0.18%) Eloqua
7 2 (0.12%) Distributed Ledger
7 2 (0.12%) HFM
7 2 (0.12%) Hyperion Planning
7 2 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.12%) Payment Gateway
8 1 (0.059%) NetSuite
8 1 (0.059%) SAP MM
8 1 (0.059%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 128 (7.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 81 (4.80%) Amazon AWS
3 47 (2.79%) SaaS
4 42 (2.49%) Cloud Computing
5 40 (2.37%) PaaS
6 28 (1.66%) IBM Cloud
6 28 (1.66%) Office 365
7 21 (1.24%) IaaS
8 13 (0.77%) Azure Active Directory
9 12 (0.71%) npm
9 12 (0.71%) Serverless
10 8 (0.47%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 8 (0.47%) AWS Lambda
10 8 (0.47%) GitHub
11 7 (0.41%) Amazon Kinesis
12 6 (0.36%) Amazon EC2
12 6 (0.36%) CloudFront
12 6 (0.36%) Google Analytics
13 4 (0.24%) Amazon S3
14 3 (0.18%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 75 (4.45%) Firewall
2 68 (4.03%) WAN
3 57 (3.38%) Internet
4 54 (3.20%) LAN
5 41 (2.43%) SAN
6 38 (2.25%) DNS
7 31 (1.84%) DHCP
8 22 (1.30%) Cisco Nexus
9 18 (1.07%) MPLS
9 18 (1.07%) TCP/IP
10 17 (1.01%) BGP
10 17 (1.01%) Ethernet
10 17 (1.01%) OSPF
10 17 (1.01%) SNMP
11 15 (0.89%) Cisco IOS
11 15 (0.89%) NetScaler
12 14 (0.83%) Wi-Fi
13 13 (0.77%) Anycast
13 13 (0.77%) Network Security
13 13 (0.77%) Quagga
Database & Business Intelligence
1 877 (51.99%) Big Data
2 196 (11.62%) Relational Database
3 140 (8.30%) MongoDB
4 136 (8.06%) NoSQL
5 122 (7.23%) DB2
6 110 (6.52%) SQL Server
7 73 (4.33%) RDBMS
8 45 (2.67%) Data Lake
9 42 (2.49%) Hadoop
10 34 (2.02%) MemSQL
11 31 (1.84%) Sybase ASE
12 27 (1.60%) Apache Cassandra
13 23 (1.36%) Power BI
14 21 (1.24%) MySQL
15 20 (1.19%) PostgreSQL
16 18 (1.07%) Blockchain
16 18 (1.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 16 (0.95%) Flink
17 16 (0.95%) QlikView
17 16 (0.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 75 (4.45%) Maven
2 60 (3.56%) JUnit
3 46 (2.73%) JIRA
4 28 (1.66%) Cucumber
5 27 (1.60%) Subversion
6 22 (1.30%) Git (software)
6 22 (1.30%) Selenium
7 20 (1.19%) Mockito
8 19 (1.13%) FitNesse
8 19 (1.13%) Gradle
9 17 (1.01%) Jenkins
10 13 (0.77%) Eclipse
10 13 (0.77%) gulp
10 13 (0.77%) Team Foundation Server
11 11 (0.65%) IntelliJ
12 10 (0.59%) Ant
13 9 (0.53%) HP UFT
14 8 (0.47%) Appium
14 8 (0.47%) Dreamweaver
14 8 (0.47%) Jasmine
General
1 1,090 (64.61%) Finance
2 901 (53.41%) Banking
3 867 (51.39%) Financial Institution
4 863 (51.16%) Investment Banking
5 104 (6.16%) Front Office
6 80 (4.74%) Marketing
7 74 (4.39%) Retail
8 54 (3.20%) Legal
9 48 (2.85%) Publishing
10 40 (2.37%) Telecoms
11 35 (2.07%) Billing
12 22 (1.30%) Multimedia
13 17 (1.01%) Manufacturing
14 16 (0.95%) Electronics
15 13 (0.77%) Games
16 8 (0.47%) Advertising
16 8 (0.47%) Prime Brokerage
17 7 (0.41%) Back Office
17 7 (0.41%) Law
17 7 (0.41%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 355 (21.04%) Developer
2 156 (9.25%) Architect
3 137 (8.12%) Analyst
4 119 (7.05%) Java Developer
5 99 (5.87%) Platform Engineer
6 75 (4.45%) Project Manager
7 59 (3.50%) Solutions Architect
8 54 (3.20%) Software Engineer
9 42 (2.49%) Data Engineer
10 41 (2.43%) Business Analyst
10 41 (2.43%) Senior Manager
11 34 (2.02%) Senior Developer
12 32 (1.90%) Product Manager
13 31 (1.84%) Enterprise Architect
14 30 (1.78%) Designer
14 30 (1.78%) IT Manager
15 29 (1.72%) Cloud Architect
16 27 (1.60%) Test Analyst
17 25 (1.48%) Consultant
17 25 (1.48%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 252 (14.94%) AngularJS
2 188 (11.14%) RESTful
3 172 (10.20%) HTML
4 151 (8.95%) React
5 129 (7.65%) Web Services
6 128 (7.59%) Spring
7 126 (7.47%) Kafka
8 112 (6.64%) .NET
9 108 (6.40%) HTML5
10 86 (5.10%) Middleware
11 82 (4.86%) REST
12 72 (4.27%) CSS
13 54 (3.20%) RabbitMQ
14 51 (3.02%) JAX-RS
15 50 (2.96%) Akka
15 50 (2.96%) Vert.x
16 47 (2.79%) Node.js
17 46 (2.73%) Hibernate
17 46 (2.73%) Spring Boot
18 42 (2.49%) Dropwizard
Miscellaneous
1 874 (51.81%) Cyberthreat
2 732 (43.39%) Analytical Skills
3 293 (17.37%) Computer Science
4 172 (10.20%) Self-Motivation
5 140 (8.30%) Fixed Income
6 139 (8.24%) Algorithms
7 124 (7.35%) Management Information System
8 116 (6.88%) User Experience
9 111 (6.58%) Data Structures
10 92 (5.45%) Equities
11 74 (4.39%) Data Centre
12 69 (4.09%) Virtual Team
13 68 (4.03%) Fintech
14 65 (3.85%) Analytical Mindset
15 60 (3.56%) Derivative
16 47 (2.79%) Public Cloud
17 40 (2.37%) Hedge funds
18 32 (1.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
19 31 (1.84%) Social Media
20 30 (1.78%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 185 (10.97%) Linux
2 172 (10.20%) Unix
3 110 (6.52%) Windows
4 13 (0.77%) Windows Server
5 9 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (0.41%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (0.36%) Solaris
7 6 (0.36%) Windows 7
8 5 (0.30%) Android
9 3 (0.18%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.12%) Mac OS
10 2 (0.12%) Oracle Linux
10 2 (0.12%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.12%) Windows 10
10 2 (0.12%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.059%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,037 (61.47%) Problem-Solving
2 883 (52.34%) Innovative Thinking
3 881 (52.22%) Risk Management
4 866 (51.33%) Investment Management
4 866 (51.33%) Low Latency
5 493 (29.22%) Agile Software Development
6 332 (19.68%) SDLC
7 309 (18.32%) OO
8 269 (15.95%) Analytics
9 255 (15.12%) Project Management
10 188 (11.14%) TDD
11 162 (9.60%) Open Source
12 155 (9.19%) Test Automation
13 134 (7.94%) Software Engineering
14 132 (7.82%) Creative Thinking
15 122 (7.23%) Decision-Making
16 120 (7.11%) Stakeholder Management
17 119 (7.05%) Microservices
17 119 (7.05%) Scrum
18 107 (6.34%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 686 (40.66%) Java
2 370 (21.93%) SQL
3 343 (20.33%) JavaScript
4 287 (17.01%) Python
5 225 (13.34%) C++
6 149 (8.83%) C#
7 107 (6.34%) Perl
8 87 (5.16%) C
9 76 (4.51%) Shell Script
10 67 (3.97%) Scala
11 48 (2.85%) Java 8
12 41 (2.43%) PowerShell
13 31 (1.84%) R
14 28 (1.66%) Bash Shell
14 28 (1.66%) VB.NET
15 18 (1.07%) Erlang
16 16 (0.95%) TypeScript
17 14 (0.83%) MATLAB
18 13 (0.77%) PHP
19 12 (0.71%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 465 (27.56%) Degree
2 139 (8.24%) Computer Science Degree
3 104 (6.16%) Master's Degree
4 61 (3.62%) Microsoft Certification
5 56 (3.32%) MCSE
6 34 (2.02%) PMI Certification
7 30 (1.78%) MCITP
8 26 (1.54%) PMP
9 24 (1.42%) PhD
10 21 (1.24%) ISEB
11 18 (1.07%) Cisco Certification
12 16 (0.95%) TOGAF Certification
13 15 (0.89%) CISSP
13 15 (0.89%) MCSD
14 13 (0.77%) MBA
14 13 (0.77%) MCSA
14 13 (0.77%) Security Cleared
15 12 (0.71%) MAPM
16 11 (0.65%) ISTQB
17 10 (0.59%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 117 (6.94%) QA
2 46 (2.73%) SLA
3 45 (2.67%) PMO
4 31 (1.84%) PCI DSS
5 26 (1.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 15 (0.89%) Data Quality
7 14 (0.83%) GDPR
8 11 (0.65%) MiFID
9 9 (0.53%) Cyber Essentials
10 5 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 4 (0.24%) ISO 20022
11 4 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 3 (0.18%) PSD2
13 2 (0.12%) HIPAA
13 2 (0.12%) ISAE 3402
14 1 (0.059%) Basel II
14 1 (0.059%) COBIT
14 1 (0.059%) IFRS
14 1 (0.059%) IFRS 9
14 1 (0.059%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 63 (3.73%) Active Directory
2 57 (3.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (2.25%) Hyper-V
4 19 (1.13%) VMware ESXi
5 17 (1.01%) Docker
6 13 (0.77%) Virtual Desktop
7 10 (0.59%) HDFS
7 10 (0.59%) NFS
7 10 (0.59%) VMware NSX
8 8 (0.47%) XenDesktop
9 6 (0.36%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 6 (0.36%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (0.18%) Shibboleth
11 2 (0.12%) Virtual Machines
11 2 (0.12%) XenApp
12 1 (0.059%) Firmware
12 1 (0.059%) Oracle RAC
12 1 (0.059%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 32 (1.90%) Ansible
2 28 (1.66%) Opscode Chef
2 28 (1.66%) Puppet
3 21 (1.24%) Nessus
4 14 (0.83%) Kibana
5 13 (0.77%) WSUS
6 12 (0.71%) CFEngine
6 12 (0.71%) Salt
7 11 (0.65%) vCenter Server
8 10 (0.59%) Kubernetes
8 10 (0.59%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 9 (0.53%) HP ALM
10 8 (0.47%) Single Sign-On
11 7 (0.41%) SCCM
12 6 (0.36%) Consul
12 6 (0.36%) Mesos
12 6 (0.36%) Terraform
13 5 (0.30%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 3 (0.18%) Automic
14 3 (0.18%) Cacti
Vendors
1 204 (12.09%) Microsoft
2 193 (11.44%) Sybase
3 103 (6.11%) Oracle
4 61 (3.62%) VMware
5 50 (2.96%) Salesforce.com
6 48 (2.85%) IBM
7 39 (2.31%) Cisco
8 33 (1.96%) Citrix
9 32 (1.90%) Tableau
10 26 (1.54%) SAP
11 23 (1.36%) Adobe
12 21 (1.24%) Foundstone
12 21 (1.24%) McAfee
12 21 (1.24%) Qualys
13 20 (1.19%) hybris
14 17 (1.01%) HP
15 14 (0.83%) Aruba
15 14 (0.83%) Cognizant
15 14 (0.83%) Google
15 14 (0.83%) Nokia