Period
to 15 October 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 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Strategic Thinking
UK > England
6 months to
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 319 473 619
Rank change year-on-year +154 +146 -28
Permanent jobs citing Strategic Thinking 1,628 987 698
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.06% 0.60% 0.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.17% 0.66% 0.43%
Number of salaries quoted 557 442 502
England median annual salary £60,000 £62,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.00% +4.17% +9.09%
10th Percentile £33,900 £36,250 £32,500
90th Percentile £97,500 £110,000 £100,000
UK median annual salary £60,000 £62,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year -4.00% +8.70% +4.55%

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 139,685 149,404 163,267
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 91.07% 91.57% 90.87%
Number of salaries quoted 112,106 118,704 137,397
England median annual salary £52,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £29,650 £28,500 £28,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £78,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%

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 October 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 October 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 +146 1,267 £67,500 -2.88% 44
South East +68 135 £52,500 +0.96% 16
North of England +46 93 £50,000 -16.67% 17
North West +23 70 £50,000 -13.04% 8
Midlands +30 54 £48,750 -11.36% 8
South West -1 47 £42,500 -5.56% 11
West Midlands +38 35 £45,000 +5.26% 7
East of England -2 30 £67,500 -27.03% 6
Yorkshire +38 23 £50,083 -16.53% 7
East Midlands -4 19 £50,000 -13.04% 1
Strategic Thinking
UK

For the 6 months to 15 October 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 1,034 (63.51%) Finance
2 999 (61.36%) Problem-Solving
3 818 (50.25%) Banking
4 815 (50.06%) Risk Management
5 804 (49.39%) Innovative Thinking
6 797 (48.96%) Big Data
7 793 (48.71%) Cyberthreat
8 791 (48.59%) Financial Institution
9 785 (48.22%) Investment Banking
9 785 (48.22%) Low Latency
9 785 (48.22%) Investment Management
10 698 (42.87%) Analytical Skills
11 619 (38.02%) Java
12 502 (30.84%) Agile Software Development
13 453 (27.83%) Degree
14 352 (21.62%) SQL
15 332 (20.39%) SDLC
16 325 (19.96%) JavaScript
17 274 (16.83%) Computer Science
18 273 (16.77%) OO
19 265 (16.28%) Project Management
20 256 (15.72%) Analytics
21 254 (15.60%) Python
22 243 (14.93%) AngularJS
23 215 (13.21%) Microsoft
24 196 (12.04%) C++
25 188 (11.55%) TDD
26 183 (11.24%) Sybase
27 180 (11.06%) Relational Database
28 178 (10.93%) Linux

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 68 (4.18%) Apache Spark
2 35 (2.15%) Elasticsearch
3 27 (1.66%) Tomcat
4 22 (1.35%) SharePoint
5 18 (1.11%) BizTalk Server
6 15 (0.92%) Apache
6 15 (0.92%) MS Exchange
7 12 (0.74%) SAS
8 8 (0.49%) nginx
9 7 (0.43%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 7 (0.43%) CMS
9 7 (0.43%) Confluence
9 7 (0.43%) Jetty
10 6 (0.37%) GemFire
10 6 (0.37%) IIS
10 6 (0.37%) Marvel
10 6 (0.37%) Oracle Service Bus
11 4 (0.25%) Apache Solr
11 4 (0.25%) JBoss
12 3 (0.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 78 (4.79%) Microsoft Office
2 61 (3.75%) Microsoft Excel
3 54 (3.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 27 (1.66%) Microsoft Project
5 14 (0.86%) InVision
5 14 (0.86%) Photoshop
6 12 (0.74%) Adobe Illustrator
7 11 (0.68%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 7 (0.43%) SPSS
9 5 (0.31%) MS Visio
10 4 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
11 2 (0.12%) AutoCAD
11 2 (0.12%) PrintSoft PReS
11 2 (0.12%) Stata
12 1 (0.061%) Chatbot
12 1 (0.061%) CPLEX
Business Applications
1 29 (1.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (1.17%) Dynamics AX
2 19 (1.17%) SAP Hybris
3 6 (0.37%) Sentinel
4 3 (0.18%) PeopleSoft Financials
4 3 (0.18%) PeopleSoft HCM
5 2 (0.12%) Distributed Ledger
5 2 (0.12%) HFM
5 2 (0.12%) Hyperion Planning
5 2 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.12%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.061%) MetaTrader
6 1 (0.061%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.061%) PeopleSoft HRMS
6 1 (0.061%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.061%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 116 (7.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 60 (3.69%) Amazon AWS
3 55 (3.38%) SaaS
4 53 (3.26%) PaaS
5 36 (2.21%) Cloud Computing
6 32 (1.97%) Office 365
7 16 (0.98%) IaaS
8 12 (0.74%) npm
9 11 (0.68%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 11 (0.68%) Azure Active Directory
10 10 (0.61%) IBM Cloud
11 9 (0.55%) Serverless
12 7 (0.43%) Amazon EC2
13 6 (0.37%) GitHub
14 5 (0.31%) Amazon Kinesis
14 5 (0.31%) AWS Lambda
14 5 (0.31%) Google Analytics
15 4 (0.25%) Amazon S3
15 4 (0.25%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
16 3 (0.18%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 52 (3.19%) Firewall
2 41 (2.52%) WAN
3 37 (2.27%) Internet
4 34 (2.09%) LAN
5 25 (1.54%) SAN
5 25 (1.54%) TCP/IP
6 24 (1.47%) DNS
7 20 (1.23%) DHCP
8 15 (0.92%) Cisco Nexus
9 14 (0.86%) Network Security
10 13 (0.80%) MPLS
11 12 (0.74%) Anycast
11 12 (0.74%) BGP
11 12 (0.74%) Cisco IOS
11 12 (0.74%) Ethernet
11 12 (0.74%) NetScaler
11 12 (0.74%) OSPF
11 12 (0.74%) Quagga
11 12 (0.74%) SNMP
12 11 (0.68%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 797 (48.96%) Big Data
2 180 (11.06%) Relational Database
3 137 (8.42%) MongoDB
4 120 (7.37%) NoSQL
5 113 (6.94%) DB2
6 106 (6.51%) SQL Server
7 64 (3.93%) RDBMS
8 46 (2.83%) Power BI
9 39 (2.40%) Data Lake
10 37 (2.27%) Hadoop
11 31 (1.90%) SQL Server 2012
12 29 (1.78%) MemSQL
12 29 (1.78%) Sybase ASE
13 26 (1.60%) Apache Cassandra
14 24 (1.47%) Data Warehouse
14 24 (1.47%) MySQL
15 21 (1.29%) PostgreSQL
16 19 (1.17%) Blockchain
16 19 (1.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 18 (1.11%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 71 (4.36%) Maven
2 52 (3.19%) JUnit
3 51 (3.13%) Git (software)
4 38 (2.33%) Team Foundation Server
5 36 (2.21%) JIRA
6 29 (1.78%) Octopus Deploy
7 28 (1.72%) Subversion
8 26 (1.60%) Cucumber
9 19 (1.17%) Gradle
9 19 (1.17%) Jenkins
10 18 (1.11%) Mockito
11 16 (0.98%) FitNesse
12 14 (0.86%) Selenium
13 13 (0.80%) gulp
14 11 (0.68%) Dreamweaver
14 11 (0.68%) Eclipse
14 11 (0.68%) IntelliJ
15 8 (0.49%) Ant
15 8 (0.49%) Appium
15 8 (0.49%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 1,034 (63.51%) Finance
2 818 (50.25%) Banking
3 791 (48.59%) Financial Institution
4 785 (48.22%) Investment Banking
5 99 (6.08%) Front Office
6 86 (5.28%) Retail
7 79 (4.85%) Marketing
8 56 (3.44%) Legal
9 41 (2.52%) Telecoms
10 38 (2.33%) Billing
11 33 (2.03%) Publishing
12 18 (1.11%) Multimedia
13 16 (0.98%) Games
14 14 (0.86%) Electronics
15 12 (0.74%) Manufacturing
16 8 (0.49%) Prime Brokerage
17 7 (0.43%) German Language
17 7 (0.43%) Law
17 7 (0.43%) Local Government
17 7 (0.43%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 378 (23.22%) Developer
2 160 (9.83%) Analyst
3 120 (7.37%) Architect
4 107 (6.57%) Java Developer
5 96 (5.90%) Platform Engineer
6 88 (5.41%) Project Manager
7 50 (3.07%) Solutions Architect
8 49 (3.01%) Software Engineer
9 46 (2.83%) Business Analyst
10 39 (2.40%) Product Manager
11 38 (2.33%) Data Engineer
12 34 (2.09%) Senior Manager
13 31 (1.90%) Senior Developer
14 30 (1.84%) Consultant
14 30 (1.84%) IT Manager
14 30 (1.84%) Lead Developer
15 29 (1.78%) Designer
15 29 (1.78%) Test Analyst
16 27 (1.66%) UX Designer
17 25 (1.54%) Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 243 (14.93%) AngularJS
2 177 (10.87%) RESTful
3 168 (10.32%) HTML
4 167 (10.26%) React
5 138 (8.48%) .NET
6 137 (8.42%) Kafka
7 123 (7.56%) Spring
8 113 (6.94%) Web Services
9 96 (5.90%) HTML5
10 79 (4.85%) CSS
11 73 (4.48%) REST
12 70 (4.30%) Middleware
13 54 (3.32%) Redux
14 51 (3.13%) RabbitMQ
15 49 (3.01%) Node.js
16 46 (2.83%) Vert.x
17 45 (2.76%) Akka
17 45 (2.76%) JAX-RS
18 43 (2.64%) Spring Boot
19 42 (2.58%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 793 (48.71%) Cyberthreat
2 698 (42.87%) Analytical Skills
3 274 (16.83%) Computer Science
4 155 (9.52%) Self-Motivation
5 130 (7.99%) Fixed Income
6 122 (7.49%) Algorithms
7 121 (7.43%) User Experience
8 112 (6.88%) Management Information System
9 97 (5.96%) Data Structures
10 86 (5.28%) Equities
11 63 (3.87%) Virtual Team
12 61 (3.75%) Data Centre
13 59 (3.62%) Analytical Mindset
14 52 (3.19%) Derivative
15 39 (2.40%) Hedge funds
16 37 (2.27%) Public Cloud
17 32 (1.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 27 (1.66%) Fintech
19 23 (1.41%) Mobile App
19 23 (1.41%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 178 (10.93%) Linux
2 160 (9.83%) Unix
3 110 (6.76%) Windows
4 10 (0.61%) Windows Server
5 8 (0.49%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (0.43%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (0.37%) Windows 7
8 5 (0.31%) Ubuntu
9 3 (0.18%) Solaris
10 2 (0.12%) Android
10 2 (0.12%) CentOS
10 2 (0.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.061%) AIX
11 1 (0.061%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.061%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.061%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 999 (61.36%) Problem-Solving
2 815 (50.06%) Risk Management
3 804 (49.39%) Innovative Thinking
4 785 (48.22%) Investment Management
4 785 (48.22%) Low Latency
5 502 (30.84%) Agile Software Development
6 332 (20.39%) SDLC
7 273 (16.77%) OO
8 265 (16.28%) Project Management
9 256 (15.72%) Analytics
10 188 (11.55%) TDD
11 154 (9.46%) Test Automation
12 143 (8.78%) Open Source
13 140 (8.60%) Stakeholder Management
14 139 (8.54%) Software Engineering
15 123 (7.56%) Scrum
16 118 (7.25%) Creative Thinking
17 117 (7.19%) Decision-Making
18 116 (7.13%) Data Modelling
19 111 (6.82%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 619 (38.02%) Java
2 352 (21.62%) SQL
3 325 (19.96%) JavaScript
4 254 (15.60%) Python
5 196 (12.04%) C++
6 161 (9.89%) C#
7 103 (6.33%) Perl
8 88 (5.41%) C
9 61 (3.75%) Shell Script
10 51 (3.13%) Scala
11 40 (2.46%) Java 8
12 39 (2.40%) PowerShell
13 27 (1.66%) R
14 26 (1.60%) Bash Shell
15 20 (1.23%) VB.NET
16 17 (1.04%) PHP
17 16 (0.98%) Erlang
17 16 (0.98%) Ruby
18 14 (0.86%) Go
19 12 (0.74%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 453 (27.83%) Degree
2 128 (7.86%) Computer Science Degree
3 95 (5.84%) Master's Degree
4 43 (2.64%) Microsoft Certification
4 43 (2.64%) PMI Certification
5 42 (2.58%) MCSE
6 29 (1.78%) MCITP
6 29 (1.78%) PMP
7 20 (1.23%) PhD
8 19 (1.17%) CISSP
9 18 (1.11%) MAPM
9 18 (1.11%) MBA
10 12 (0.74%) ISEB
11 11 (0.68%) ISTQB
11 11 (0.68%) TOGAF Certification
12 10 (0.61%) Security Cleared
13 9 (0.55%) CEH
13 9 (0.55%) Cisco Certification
14 8 (0.49%) MCSD
14 8 (0.49%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 129 (7.92%) QA
2 53 (3.26%) PMO
3 34 (2.09%) SLA
4 17 (1.04%) Data Quality
5 15 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 11 (0.68%) PCI DSS
7 10 (0.61%) GDPR
7 10 (0.61%) MiFID
8 5 (0.31%) Cyber Essentials
8 5 (0.31%) ISO 20022
9 4 (0.25%) Actionable Recommendations
9 4 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 3 (0.18%) PSD2
11 2 (0.12%) HIPAA
12 1 (0.061%) Basel II
12 1 (0.061%) COBIT
12 1 (0.061%) IAS 39
12 1 (0.061%) IFRS
12 1 (0.061%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 1 (0.061%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 52 (3.19%) Active Directory
2 35 (2.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (1.17%) Docker
3 19 (1.17%) Hyper-V
4 13 (0.80%) Virtual Desktop
5 10 (0.61%) HDFS
6 9 (0.55%) VMware ESXi
7 8 (0.49%) XenDesktop
8 6 (0.37%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 6 (0.37%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (0.18%) Shibboleth
9 3 (0.18%) XenApp
10 2 (0.12%) NFS
10 2 (0.12%) VMware NSX
11 1 (0.061%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.061%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 30 (1.84%) Opscode Chef
1 30 (1.84%) Puppet
2 25 (1.54%) Ansible
3 15 (0.92%) Automic
4 14 (0.86%) Kibana
5 13 (0.80%) WSUS
6 12 (0.74%) CFEngine
6 12 (0.74%) Salt
7 10 (0.61%) Kubernetes
7 10 (0.61%) Single Sign-On
8 7 (0.43%) CSIRT
8 7 (0.43%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 7 (0.43%) SCCM
9 6 (0.37%) Consul
9 6 (0.37%) Mesos
10 4 (0.25%) Terraform
11 3 (0.18%) Cacti
11 3 (0.18%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 3 (0.18%) SolarWinds Orion
12 2 (0.12%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 215 (13.21%) Microsoft
2 183 (11.24%) Sybase
3 87 (5.34%) Oracle
4 43 (2.64%) Salesforce.com
5 39 (2.40%) VMware
6 36 (2.21%) Citrix
7 33 (2.03%) IBM
7 33 (2.03%) Tableau
8 30 (1.84%) SAP
9 29 (1.78%) Cadence
9 29 (1.78%) Telerik
10 23 (1.41%) Cisco
11 20 (1.23%) Adobe
11 20 (1.23%) hybris
12 11 (0.68%) Informatica
12 11 (0.68%) SaltStack
13 10 (0.61%) Cognizant
13 10 (0.61%) Google
14 9 (0.55%) NetApp
14 9 (0.55%) Sun