Period
to 14 December 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 14 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Strategic Thinking
UK > England
6 months to
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 422 504 588
Rank change year-on-year +82 +84 -20
Permanent jobs citing Strategic Thinking 1,051 955 759
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.71% 0.57% 0.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.77% 0.62% 0.47%
Number of salaries quoted 512 479 546
England median annual salary £60,000 £65,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.69% +4.00% +12.43%
10th Percentile £37,500 £34,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £100,000 £100,000 £102,500
UK median annual salary £60,000 £65,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year -7.69% +8.33% +7.14%

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 135,685 154,643 159,889
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 91.66% 91.92% 91.28%
Number of salaries quoted 108,414 123,778 133,783
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,500 £28,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £80,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £48,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +3.09% +2.11%

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 14 December 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 14 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
London +66 706 £67,500 -6.90% 54
South East +32 107 £52,500 -4.11% 13
North of England +58 101 £50,000 -16.67% 19
North West +50 76 £50,000 -4.76% 13
Midlands +60 67 £54,430 +27.32% 22
South West +25 47 £48,750 +21.88% 2
West Midlands +66 46 £50,000 +28.21% 16
East of England +10 26 £57,000 -36.67% 5
Yorkshire +19 24 £50,165 -14.97% 5
East Midlands +27 21 £54,860 -4.59% 5
North East -1 1 £52,500 -25.00% 1
Strategic Thinking
UK

For the 6 months to 14 December 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.

1 485 (46.15%) Problem-Solving
2 467 (44.43%) Finance
3 379 (36.06%) Analytical Skills
4 337 (32.06%) Agile Software Development
5 280 (26.64%) Risk Management
6 255 (24.26%) Banking
7 254 (24.17%) Degree
8 248 (23.60%) Big Data
9 243 (23.12%) Innovative Thinking
10 236 (22.45%) Financial Institution
10 236 (22.45%) Project Management
11 229 (21.79%) Investment Banking
11 229 (21.79%) Cyberthreat
12 228 (21.69%) Investment Management
13 226 (21.50%) Low Latency
14 205 (19.51%) Java
15 182 (17.32%) SQL
16 168 (15.98%) Microsoft
17 148 (14.08%) Stakeholder Management
18 146 (13.89%) Analytics
19 135 (12.84%) SDLC
20 133 (12.65%) Computer Science
21 108 (10.28%) QA
22 107 (10.18%) JavaScript
23 104 (9.90%) Creative Thinking
24 101 (9.61%) Change Management
25 100 (9.51%) Continuous Improvement
26 92 (8.75%) Thought Leadership
27 90 (8.56%) Decision-Making
28 88 (8.37%) AngularJS

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 25 (2.38%) SharePoint
2 22 (2.09%) Apache Spark
3 19 (1.81%) Elasticsearch
4 15 (1.43%) Tomcat
5 13 (1.24%) BizTalk Server
6 11 (1.05%) Apache
6 11 (1.05%) MS Exchange
7 10 (0.95%) Apache Solr
8 9 (0.86%) nginx
9 7 (0.67%) SAS
10 6 (0.57%) IIS
10 6 (0.57%) Marvel
11 4 (0.38%) CMS
11 4 (0.38%) Skype for Business
12 3 (0.29%) Confluence
12 3 (0.29%) Jetty
12 3 (0.29%) WordPress
13 2 (0.19%) GemFire
13 2 (0.19%) Jupyter
13 2 (0.19%) OpenStack
Applications
1 55 (5.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 53 (5.04%) Microsoft Office
3 49 (4.66%) Microsoft Excel
4 37 (3.52%) Microsoft Project
5 25 (2.38%) MS Visio
6 10 (0.95%) Photoshop
7 9 (0.86%) InVision
8 8 (0.76%) Adobe Illustrator
9 7 (0.67%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 7 (0.67%) SPSS
10 2 (0.19%) Stata
11 1 (0.095%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 20 (1.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (1.43%) Dynamics AX
3 10 (0.95%) SAP Hybris
4 6 (0.57%) PeopleSoft Financials
4 6 (0.57%) PeopleSoft HCM
5 2 (0.19%) PeopleSoft HRMS
5 2 (0.19%) SAP HR
5 2 (0.19%) SAP IS-U
5 2 (0.19%) Sentinel
6 1 (0.095%) Bloomberg AIM
6 1 (0.095%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.095%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.095%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 85 (8.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 55 (5.23%) SaaS
3 48 (4.57%) PaaS
4 45 (4.28%) Amazon AWS
5 35 (3.33%) Office 365
6 19 (1.81%) Cloud Computing
7 14 (1.33%) IaaS
8 11 (1.05%) Azure Active Directory
8 11 (1.05%) Google Analytics
9 8 (0.76%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 7 (0.67%) Amazon EC2
10 7 (0.67%) Serverless
11 4 (0.38%) Amazon S3
11 4 (0.38%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
11 4 (0.38%) Force.com
11 4 (0.38%) npm
11 4 (0.38%) OneDrive
11 4 (0.38%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
11 4 (0.38%) Salesforce Service Cloud
12 3 (0.29%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 41 (3.90%) Firewall
2 26 (2.47%) TCP/IP
3 25 (2.38%) Internet
4 23 (2.19%) WAN
5 16 (1.52%) LAN
6 15 (1.43%) Intrusion Detection
7 14 (1.33%) SAN
8 11 (1.05%) DNS
9 10 (0.95%) Network Security
9 10 (0.95%) Wireless
10 9 (0.86%) VPN
11 6 (0.57%) Cisco Nexus
11 6 (0.57%) DHCP
11 6 (0.57%) Unified Communications
12 5 (0.48%) Broadband
12 5 (0.48%) MPLS
13 4 (0.38%) BGP
13 4 (0.38%) OSPF
13 4 (0.38%) SNMP
13 4 (0.38%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 248 (23.60%) Big Data
2 61 (5.80%) Relational Database
3 59 (5.61%) SQL Server
4 47 (4.47%) Power BI
5 44 (4.19%) NoSQL
6 42 (4.00%) MongoDB
7 35 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
8 33 (3.14%) DB2
9 31 (2.95%) SQL Server 2012
10 24 (2.28%) RDBMS
11 22 (2.09%) MySQL
12 18 (1.71%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
13 13 (1.24%) Data Lake
14 12 (1.14%) Hadoop
14 12 (1.14%) PostgreSQL
15 10 (0.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 10 (0.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 9 (0.86%) Apache Cassandra
16 9 (0.86%) QlikView
16 9 (0.86%) Redis
Development Applications
1 45 (4.28%) Git (software)
2 44 (4.19%) Team Foundation Server
3 29 (2.76%) Octopus Deploy
4 25 (2.38%) JIRA
5 22 (2.09%) Maven
6 14 (1.33%) JUnit
7 8 (0.76%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 8 (0.76%) Cucumber
7 8 (0.76%) Jenkins
7 8 (0.76%) Subversion
8 7 (0.67%) Dreamweaver
8 7 (0.67%) Visual Studio Team System
9 6 (0.57%) FitNesse
10 5 (0.48%) ERwin
10 5 (0.48%) Gradle
10 5 (0.48%) gulp
10 5 (0.48%) Selenium
11 4 (0.38%) Axure RP
11 4 (0.38%) Hudson
11 4 (0.38%) Mockito
General
1 467 (44.43%) Finance
2 255 (24.26%) Banking
3 236 (22.45%) Financial Institution
4 229 (21.79%) Investment Banking
5 68 (6.47%) Retail
6 67 (6.37%) Marketing
7 42 (4.00%) Legal
8 31 (2.95%) Front Office
9 27 (2.57%) Billing
9 27 (2.57%) Telecoms
10 18 (1.71%) Games
11 11 (1.05%) Law
12 10 (0.95%) Publishing
13 9 (0.86%) French Language
13 9 (0.86%) Music Industry
14 8 (0.76%) Manufacturing
15 7 (0.67%) Local Government
16 6 (0.57%) German Language
16 6 (0.57%) Multimedia
17 5 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 171 (16.27%) Developer
2 141 (13.42%) Analyst
3 108 (10.28%) Architect
4 84 (7.99%) Project Manager
5 54 (5.14%) Solutions Architect
6 51 (4.85%) Business Analyst
7 38 (3.62%) Senior Manager
8 37 (3.52%) Java Developer
9 34 (3.24%) Product Manager
10 33 (3.14%) Senior Analyst
11 29 (2.76%) IT Manager
12 28 (2.66%) Lead Developer
13 27 (2.57%) Platform Engineer
13 27 (2.57%) Programme Manager
14 24 (2.28%) Senior Project Manager
15 23 (2.19%) Delivery Manager
16 22 (2.09%) Data Architect
17 20 (1.90%) .NET Developer
17 20 (1.90%) Designer
17 20 (1.90%) Product Owner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (8.37%) AngularJS
2 79 (7.52%) .NET
3 71 (6.76%) React
4 66 (6.28%) HTML
5 61 (5.80%) Kafka
6 49 (4.66%) RESTful
7 43 (4.09%) CSS
8 42 (4.00%) Web Services
9 36 (3.43%) Redux
10 34 (3.24%) Spring
11 31 (2.95%) HTML5
12 29 (2.76%) .NET Core
13 27 (2.57%) Middleware
14 25 (2.38%) REST
15 21 (2.00%) ASP.NET
16 19 (1.81%) Ajax
17 15 (1.43%) ASP.NET MVC
17 15 (1.43%) Node.js
17 15 (1.43%) RabbitMQ
17 15 (1.43%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 379 (36.06%) Analytical Skills
2 229 (21.79%) Cyberthreat
3 84 (7.99%) User Experience
4 79 (7.52%) Management Information System
5 67 (6.37%) Self-Motivation
6 39 (3.71%) Fixed Income
7 36 (3.43%) Algorithms
8 33 (3.14%) Data Centre
9 29 (2.76%) Data Structures
10 27 (2.57%) Equities
11 24 (2.28%) NHS
11 24 (2.28%) Virtual Team
12 21 (2.00%) PMI
13 20 (1.90%) Analytical Mindset
14 17 (1.62%) Derivative
14 17 (1.62%) Public Cloud
15 15 (1.43%) Reinsurance
16 14 (1.33%) Cloud Native
16 14 (1.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 14 (1.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 81 (7.71%) Linux
2 71 (6.76%) Windows
3 63 (5.99%) Unix
4 7 (0.67%) Windows Server
5 5 (0.48%) Ubuntu
5 5 (0.48%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (0.38%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (0.29%) Solaris
8 2 (0.19%) CentOS
8 2 (0.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.19%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.095%) AIX
9 1 (0.095%) Debian
9 1 (0.095%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (0.095%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.095%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.095%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 485 (46.15%) Problem-Solving
2 337 (32.06%) Agile Software Development
3 280 (26.64%) Risk Management
4 243 (23.12%) Innovative Thinking
5 236 (22.45%) Project Management
6 228 (21.69%) Investment Management
7 226 (21.50%) Low Latency
8 148 (14.08%) Stakeholder Management
9 146 (13.89%) Analytics
10 135 (12.84%) SDLC
11 133 (12.65%) Computer Science
12 104 (9.90%) Creative Thinking
13 101 (9.61%) Change Management
14 100 (9.51%) Continuous Improvement
15 92 (8.75%) Thought Leadership
16 90 (8.56%) Decision-Making
17 88 (8.37%) Software Engineering
18 85 (8.09%) Business Intelligence
19 83 (7.90%) DevOps
20 80 (7.61%) OO
Programming Languages
1 205 (19.51%) Java
2 182 (17.32%) SQL
3 107 (10.18%) JavaScript
4 84 (7.99%) Python
5 71 (6.76%) C#
6 64 (6.09%) C++
7 46 (4.38%) C
8 31 (2.95%) Perl
9 27 (2.57%) PowerShell
10 20 (1.90%) Shell Script
11 16 (1.52%) PHP
12 14 (1.33%) Go
12 14 (1.33%) R
13 13 (1.24%) Ruby
14 12 (1.14%) Bash Shell
14 12 (1.14%) Scala
15 11 (1.05%) Java 8
16 9 (0.86%) VBA
17 6 (0.57%) T-SQL
17 6 (0.57%) VB
Qualifications
1 254 (24.17%) Degree
2 51 (4.85%) PMI Certification
3 46 (4.38%) Computer Science Degree
4 39 (3.71%) PMP
5 34 (3.24%) Master's Degree
6 29 (2.76%) Microsoft Certification
7 28 (2.66%) MCSE
8 25 (2.38%) MCITP
9 20 (1.90%) CISSP
10 19 (1.81%) CEH
11 15 (1.43%) GCIA
11 15 (1.43%) GCIH
11 15 (1.43%) GIAC
11 15 (1.43%) SANS
12 14 (1.33%) PgMP
13 13 (1.24%) MAPM
13 13 (1.24%) MBA
14 12 (1.14%) PhD
14 12 (1.14%) Security Cleared
15 10 (0.95%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 108 (10.28%) QA
2 67 (6.37%) PMO
3 27 (2.57%) SLA
4 25 (2.38%) Data Quality
5 14 (1.33%) GDPR
6 12 (1.14%) PCI DSS
7 8 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 6 (0.57%) Actionable Recommendations
8 6 (0.57%) COBIT
8 6 (0.57%) ISO 20022
9 5 (0.48%) Cyber Essentials
10 4 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 4 (0.38%) MiFID
10 4 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 2 (0.19%) PSD2
12 1 (0.095%) Basel II
12 1 (0.095%) IAS 39
12 1 (0.095%) IFRS
12 1 (0.095%) IFRS 9
12 1 (0.095%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 51 (4.85%) Active Directory
2 18 (1.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (1.52%) Docker
4 5 (0.48%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.38%) Virtual Desktop
5 4 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (0.38%) XenApp
5 4 (0.38%) XenDesktop
6 3 (0.29%) Shibboleth
7 2 (0.19%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 2 (0.19%) HDFS
7 2 (0.19%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.095%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.095%) Snort
8 1 (0.095%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 15 (1.43%) Automic
1 15 (1.43%) CSIRT
1 15 (1.43%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 14 (1.33%) Ansible
3 12 (1.14%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (1.14%) Puppet
4 10 (0.95%) Kubernetes
5 7 (0.67%) Single Sign-On
6 6 (0.57%) Grafana
6 6 (0.57%) Prometheus
6 6 (0.57%) Terraform
7 5 (0.48%) Salt
8 4 (0.38%) CFEngine
8 4 (0.38%) Kibana
8 4 (0.38%) WSUS
9 3 (0.29%) Mesos
9 3 (0.29%) Nagios
9 3 (0.29%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 3 (0.29%) SCCM
10 2 (0.19%) Cacti
Vendors
1 168 (15.98%) Microsoft
2 55 (5.23%) Oracle
2 55 (5.23%) Sybase
3 29 (2.76%) Cadence
3 29 (2.76%) Salesforce.com
3 29 (2.76%) Telerik
4 26 (2.47%) SAP
5 22 (2.09%) VMware
6 21 (2.00%) Citrix
6 21 (2.00%) Tableau
7 19 (1.81%) Google
8 16 (1.52%) Cisco
8 16 (1.52%) Sun
9 13 (1.24%) IBM
10 12 (1.14%) Adobe
10 12 (1.14%) PeopleSoft
11 10 (0.95%) hybris
12 8 (0.76%) Informatica
13 7 (0.67%) ServiceNow
14 6 (0.57%) MuleSoft