Period
to 12 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 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 12 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

IT/Technology Strategy
England > Midlands
6 months to
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 97 189 124
Rank change year-on-year +92 -65 +21
Permanent jobs citing IT Strategy 393 259 419
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 3.12% 1.69% 2.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.40% 1.85% 2.60%
Number of salaries quoted 271 156 202
Midlands median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% - -
10th Percentile £38,750 £36,250 £36,025
90th Percentile £77,500 £82,500 £85,000
England median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £65,000

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 the Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 11,544 14,008 16,108
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 91.58% 91.20% 91.17%
Number of salaries quoted 8,728 11,397 12,679
Midlands median annual salary £44,000 £40,000 £42,091
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% -4.97% +5.23%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £63,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

IT Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

Job postings citing IT Strategy as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for IT Strategy in the Midlands

IT Strategy
Salary Trend in the Midlands

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

Salary trend for IT Strategy in the Midlands

IT Strategy
Salary Histogram in the Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing IT Strategy in the Midlands over the 6 months to 12 December 2018.

Salary histogram for IT Strategy in the Midlands

IT Strategy
Job Locations in the Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing IT Strategy within the Midlands region over the 6 months to 12 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
West Midlands +54 263 £60,000 +9.09% 24
East Midlands +81 128 £55,000 -15.38% 15
IT Strategy
England

For the 6 months to 12 December 2018, 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 Midlands region with a requirement for IT Strategy.

1 111 (28.24%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (19.34%) Microsoft
3 68 (17.30%) Finance
4 67 (17.05%) Degree
5 65 (16.54%) Firewall
5 65 (16.54%) Retail
6 63 (16.03%) Microsoft Azure
7 62 (15.78%) Service Delivery
8 58 (14.76%) Analytical Skills
9 55 (13.99%) SQL
10 53 (13.49%) Business Intelligence
11 51 (12.98%) ITIL
11 51 (12.98%) Stakeholder Management
12 50 (12.72%) Problem-Solving
13 47 (11.96%) SQL Server
14 46 (11.70%) Java
14 46 (11.70%) Data Centre
15 44 (11.20%) Presales
16 43 (10.94%) DevOps
17 42 (10.69%) Open Source
17 42 (10.69%) Continuous Improvement
18 39 (9.92%) Amazon AWS
19 38 (9.67%) Jenkins
20 37 (9.41%) Decision-Making
20 37 (9.41%) Software Engineering
21 36 (9.16%) WAN
21 36 (9.16%) Project Management
21 36 (9.16%) Service Management
21 36 (9.16%) Docker
21 36 (9.16%) Microservices

IT Strategy
Co-occurring IT Skills in the 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 16 (4.07%) SharePoint
2 9 (2.29%) CMS
2 9 (2.29%) Drupal
3 4 (1.02%) Apache Spark
3 4 (1.02%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (1.02%) MS Exchange
4 2 (0.51%) Apache
4 2 (0.51%) IIS
5 1 (0.25%) Confluence
5 1 (0.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.25%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 9 (2.29%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.27%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.25%) Open Workbench
3 1 (0.25%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 15 (3.82%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (1.02%) Movex
2 4 (1.02%) NetSuite
3 3 (0.76%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 3 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.51%) Sage 1000
5 1 (0.25%) HFM
5 1 (0.25%) MIS ActiveH
5 1 (0.25%) OPENHousing
Cloud Services
1 63 (16.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 39 (9.92%) Amazon AWS
3 28 (7.12%) Office 365
4 15 (3.82%) PaaS
5 13 (3.31%) IaaS
6 8 (2.04%) GitHub
7 7 (1.78%) SaaS
8 6 (1.53%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (1.53%) Google Cloud Platform
8 6 (1.53%) Slack
8 6 (1.53%) Trello
9 2 (0.51%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.25%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.25%) Google Analytics
10 1 (0.25%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 65 (16.54%) Firewall
2 36 (9.16%) WAN
3 34 (8.65%) LAN
4 24 (6.11%) SAN
5 19 (4.83%) Cisco ASA
5 19 (4.83%) Cisco IOS
5 19 (4.83%) Cisco Nexus
5 19 (4.83%) NX-OS
5 19 (4.83%) Wireshark
6 16 (4.07%) VPN
7 15 (3.82%) Unified Communications
8 10 (2.54%) Internet
9 9 (2.29%) SSL
9 9 (2.29%) VoIP
10 8 (2.04%) DEFINITY
11 4 (1.02%) Wireless
12 3 (0.76%) DNS
12 3 (0.76%) IPsec
12 3 (0.76%) TCP/IP
13 2 (0.51%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (11.96%) SQL Server
2 25 (6.36%) Data Warehouse
2 25 (6.36%) NoSQL
3 23 (5.85%) Relational Database
4 20 (5.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 19 (4.83%) Power BI
6 17 (4.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 15 (3.82%) Big Data
8 14 (3.56%) OLAP
8 14 (3.56%) OLAP Cube
8 14 (3.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 7 (1.78%) MySQL
10 6 (1.53%) Blockchain
10 6 (1.53%) Hadoop
11 5 (1.27%) MongoDB
12 4 (1.02%) Flink
12 4 (1.02%) HBase
13 3 (0.76%) Data Lake
13 3 (0.76%) Oracle BI Publisher
13 3 (0.76%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 38 (9.67%) Jenkins
2 21 (5.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 19 (4.83%) Git (software)
4 14 (3.56%) Vagrant
5 12 (3.05%) Hudson
6 11 (2.80%) Cucumber
7 8 (2.04%) Octopus Deploy
7 8 (2.04%) Subversion
7 8 (2.04%) TeamCity
8 7 (1.78%) JIRA
9 6 (1.53%) JMeter
9 6 (1.53%) Protractor
9 6 (1.53%) Rational Rose
9 6 (1.53%) Selenium
9 6 (1.53%) SoapUI
10 5 (1.27%) GitLab
10 5 (1.27%) Mockito
10 5 (1.27%) SonarQube
11 3 (0.76%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (0.76%) Visual Studio
General
1 68 (17.30%) Finance
2 65 (16.54%) Retail
3 25 (6.36%) Publishing
4 19 (4.83%) Manufacturing
5 14 (3.56%) Telecoms
6 8 (2.04%) Marketing
7 7 (1.78%) Automotive
8 6 (1.53%) Banking
8 6 (1.53%) Billing
9 4 (1.02%) Law
9 4 (1.02%) Legal
9 4 (1.02%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.76%) Electronics
10 3 (0.76%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.25%) French Language
11 1 (0.25%) German Language
Job Titles
1 121 (30.79%) Architect
2 56 (14.25%) Developer
3 47 (11.96%) Solutions Architect
4 31 (7.89%) Analyst
5 30 (7.63%) Senior Developer
6 24 (6.11%) Enterprise Architect
7 23 (5.85%) Head of IT
8 21 (5.34%) Technical Architect
9 20 (5.09%) .NET Developer
9 20 (5.09%) Network Engineer
10 18 (4.58%) Senior .NET Developer
11 17 (4.33%) IT Manager
12 14 (3.56%) VB.NET Developer
13 13 (3.31%) Lead Network Engineer
13 13 (3.31%) Senior VB.NET Developer
14 12 (3.05%) Development Manager
15 11 (2.80%) Business Intelligence Developer
15 11 (2.80%) Consultant
15 11 (2.80%) Senior VB Developer
15 11 (2.80%) Senior VB6 Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (7.89%) .NET
2 24 (6.11%) Web Services
3 20 (5.09%) XML
4 19 (4.83%) AngularJS
5 17 (4.33%) jQuery
6 16 (4.07%) CSS
6 16 (4.07%) JSON
7 14 (3.56%) MDX
8 13 (3.31%) HTML
8 13 (3.31%) React
8 13 (3.31%) Spring
9 11 (2.80%) ASP.NET
9 11 (2.80%) HTML5 Canvas
10 10 (2.54%) LAMP
11 8 (2.04%) ASP.NET MVC
11 8 (2.04%) Dropwizard
11 8 (2.04%) RESTful
12 6 (1.53%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 5 (1.27%) Apache Camel
13 5 (1.27%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 58 (14.76%) Analytical Skills
2 46 (11.70%) Data Centre
3 32 (8.14%) Management Information System
4 25 (6.36%) CMDB
5 24 (6.11%) NHS
6 20 (5.09%) EPoS
6 20 (5.09%) Self-Motivation
7 14 (3.56%) Hybrid Cloud
8 12 (3.05%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 9 (2.29%) IVR
10 7 (1.78%) FMCG
11 6 (1.53%) Public Cloud
12 5 (1.27%) User Experience
13 3 (0.76%) Analytical Mindset
13 3 (0.76%) Augmented Reality
13 3 (0.76%) Mobile App
14 2 (0.51%) Blackberry
14 2 (0.51%) Client/Server
14 2 (0.51%) Driving Licence
14 2 (0.51%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 29 (7.38%) Windows
2 23 (5.85%) Linux
3 17 (4.33%) Windows Server
4 6 (1.53%) CentOS
4 6 (1.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (1.53%) Unix
5 3 (0.76%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (0.51%) AIX
6 2 (0.51%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.25%) SUSE
7 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (28.24%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (15.78%) Service Delivery
3 53 (13.49%) Business Intelligence
4 51 (12.98%) ITIL
4 51 (12.98%) Stakeholder Management
5 50 (12.72%) Problem-Solving
6 44 (11.20%) Presales
7 43 (10.94%) DevOps
8 42 (10.69%) Continuous Improvement
8 42 (10.69%) Open Source
9 37 (9.41%) Decision-Making
9 37 (9.41%) Software Engineering
10 36 (9.16%) Microservices
10 36 (9.16%) Project Management
10 36 (9.16%) Service Management
11 33 (8.40%) High Availability
12 32 (8.14%) Continuous Integration
12 32 (8.14%) Data Protection
12 32 (8.14%) Waterfall
13 31 (7.89%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 55 (13.99%) SQL
2 46 (11.70%) Java
3 23 (5.85%) Python
4 22 (5.60%) JavaScript
5 21 (5.34%) Ruby
6 18 (4.58%) Go
7 15 (3.82%) VB.NET
8 12 (3.05%) C#
9 11 (2.80%) VB
9 11 (2.80%) VB6
10 10 (2.54%) T-SQL
11 8 (2.04%) C
12 5 (1.27%) C++
13 4 (1.02%) PHP
14 3 (0.76%) Java 8
14 3 (0.76%) PL/SQL
14 3 (0.76%) Scala
15 2 (0.51%) PowerShell
15 2 (0.51%) VBScript
16 1 (0.25%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 67 (17.05%) Degree
2 30 (7.63%) Cisco Certification
3 15 (3.82%) Computer Science Degree
4 14 (3.56%) CCNP
4 14 (3.56%) PMI Certification
5 13 (3.31%) CCNA
5 13 (3.31%) CEH
5 13 (3.31%) CISSP
5 13 (3.31%) CompTIA Security+
5 13 (3.31%) ISEB
5 13 (3.31%) PMP
6 10 (2.54%) Microsoft Certification
7 9 (2.29%) AWS Certification
8 8 (2.04%) ITIL Certification
9 7 (1.78%) HNC
10 6 (1.53%) Numerate Degree
10 6 (1.53%) RHCE
11 5 (1.27%) CCDA
11 5 (1.27%) MCSE
11 5 (1.27%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (8.14%) GDPR
2 31 (7.89%) QA
3 20 (5.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 16 (4.07%) SLA
5 13 (3.31%) GPG13
6 7 (1.78%) Data Quality
7 6 (1.53%) COBIT
8 3 (0.76%) PMO
9 2 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.25%) BS25999
10 1 (0.25%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.25%) ISO 22301
10 1 (0.25%) ISO 31000
10 1 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 36 (9.16%) Docker
2 23 (5.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (2.80%) Active Directory
4 4 (1.02%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (0.76%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.51%) BitLocker
6 2 (0.51%) etcd
6 2 (0.51%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.51%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.51%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (0.51%) XenApp
6 2 (0.51%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.51%) XenServer
7 1 (0.25%) iptables
7 1 (0.25%) Squid
7 1 (0.25%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.25%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 30 (7.63%) Kubernetes
1 30 (7.63%) Puppet
2 23 (5.85%) Terraform
3 22 (5.60%) Ansible
4 20 (5.09%) Docker Swarm
4 20 (5.09%) Opsview
5 19 (4.83%) Cisco Prime
5 19 (4.83%) Consul
6 17 (4.33%) Grafana
6 17 (4.33%) Graphite
6 17 (4.33%) Packer
7 15 (3.82%) Opscode Chef
8 13 (3.31%) Nagios
9 12 (3.05%) Salt
9 12 (3.05%) ZABBIX
10 5 (1.27%) Prometheus
11 2 (0.51%) AirWatch
11 2 (0.51%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 2 (0.51%) SCDPM
11 2 (0.51%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 76 (19.34%) Microsoft
2 28 (7.12%) Cisco
3 26 (6.62%) VMware
4 20 (5.09%) SolarWinds
5 18 (4.58%) Citrix
6 14 (3.56%) NetApp
7 13 (3.31%) CheckPoint
7 13 (3.31%) EMC
7 13 (3.31%) SAP
8 12 (3.05%) Cognos
9 10 (2.54%) Avaya
9 10 (2.54%) Red Hat
10 8 (2.04%) JD Edwards
10 8 (2.04%) Oracle
11 7 (1.78%) Google
11 7 (1.78%) Salesforce.com
12 6 (1.53%) IBM
12 6 (1.53%) Splunk
12 6 (1.53%) Tableau
13 4 (1.02%) Informatica