Period
to 21 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 21 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

IT/Technology Strategy
England > North West
6 months to
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 197 191 183
Rank change year-on-year -6 -8 -8
Permanent jobs citing IT Strategy 180 190 184
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.43% 1.55% 1.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.59% 1.71% 1.71%
Number of salaries quoted 118 144 152
North West median annual salary £60,000 £51,250 £53,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.07% -3.30% +6.00%
10th Percentile £38,375 £33,000 £39,375
90th Percentile £97,500 £80,525 £80,875
England median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year - +4.00% -

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 North West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 11,352 11,086 10,733
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 90.40% 90.36% 88.74%
Number of salaries quoted 9,017 9,274 8,919
North West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £66,250 £62,500 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

IT Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for IT Strategy in the North West

IT Strategy
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for IT Strategy in the North West

IT Strategy
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing IT Strategy in the North West over the 6 months to 21 January 2018.

Salary histogram for IT Strategy in the North West

IT Strategy
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing IT Strategy within the North West region over the 6 months to 21 January 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
Manchester -11 96 £58,750 +20.51% 10
Cheshire -6 63 £65,000 +44.44% 9
Lancashire +15 10 £57,500 -11.61% 6
Merseyside -3 7 £71,250 +14.00% 4
IT Strategy
England

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, IT jobs citing IT Strategy also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region with a requirement for IT Strategy.

1 49 (27.22%) Finance
2 44 (24.44%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (22.22%) Microsoft
4 34 (18.89%) Stakeholder Management
5 32 (17.78%) Analytical Skills
6 29 (16.11%) Enterprise Architecture
7 24 (13.33%) Project Management
8 21 (11.67%) Windows
9 19 (10.56%) PRINCE2
9 19 (10.56%) SLA
9 19 (10.56%) Risk Management
9 19 (10.56%) Mentoring
9 19 (10.56%) Microsoft Azure
9 19 (10.56%) Office 365
10 18 (10.00%) Manufacturing
11 17 (9.44%) ITIL
11 17 (9.44%) .NET
11 17 (9.44%) Banking
12 16 (8.89%) Business Analysis
12 16 (8.89%) SQL
13 15 (8.33%) SQL Server
13 15 (8.33%) Degree
13 15 (8.33%) DevOps
14 14 (7.78%) Demand Management
14 14 (7.78%) TOGAF
14 14 (7.78%) Information Security
14 14 (7.78%) SAP
15 13 (7.22%) Line Management
16 12 (6.67%) Coaching
16 12 (6.67%) SAPUI5

IT Strategy
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 11 (6.11%) SharePoint
2 8 (4.44%) BizTalk Server
3 7 (3.89%) Confluence
3 7 (3.89%) MS Exchange
4 5 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (1.67%) Skype for Business
7 2 (1.11%) JBoss
7 2 (1.11%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.11%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.56%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 6 (3.33%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 12 (6.67%) SAP MII
1 12 (6.67%) SAP MM
1 12 (6.67%) SAP PP
1 12 (6.67%) SAP PP-PI
2 6 (3.33%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (1.67%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (1.11%) Maximo
5 1 (0.56%) Magento
5 1 (0.56%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.56%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.56%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.56%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.56%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 19 (10.56%) Microsoft Azure
1 19 (10.56%) Office 365
2 11 (6.11%) IaaS
3 8 (4.44%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (4.44%) SaaS
4 4 (2.22%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (1.67%) PaaS
6 2 (1.11%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (1.11%) GitHub
7 1 (0.56%) Basecamp
7 1 (0.56%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.22%) Firewall
2 3 (1.67%) Internet
2 3 (1.67%) Skype
2 3 (1.67%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.11%) DHCP
3 2 (1.11%) DNS
3 2 (1.11%) LAN
3 2 (1.11%) Network Security
3 2 (1.11%) Unified Communications
3 2 (1.11%) WAN
4 1 (0.56%) Intranet
4 1 (0.56%) PPP
4 1 (0.56%) SAN
4 1 (0.56%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.89%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.11%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (0.56%) Big Data
4 1 (0.56%) Blockchain
4 1 (0.56%) MySQL
4 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 10 (5.56%) JIRA
2 6 (3.33%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.56%) Babel
3 1 (0.56%) Bugzilla
3 1 (0.56%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.56%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.56%) Gradle
3 1 (0.56%) JUnit
3 1 (0.56%) Maven
3 1 (0.56%) PostCSS
3 1 (0.56%) Spock
3 1 (0.56%) webpack
General
1 49 (27.22%) Finance
2 18 (10.00%) Manufacturing
3 17 (9.44%) Banking
4 11 (6.11%) Investment Banking
4 11 (6.11%) Law
5 9 (5.00%) Retail
6 5 (2.78%) Marketing
6 5 (2.78%) Telecoms
7 4 (2.22%) Advertising
8 3 (1.67%) Back Office
8 3 (1.67%) Billing
9 1 (0.56%) Legal
9 1 (0.56%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 42 (23.33%) Architect
2 25 (13.89%) IT Manager
3 22 (12.22%) Consultant
4 20 (11.11%) Business Consultant
5 17 (9.44%) Analyst
5 17 (9.44%) Solutions Architect
6 15 (8.33%) Business Analyst
7 13 (7.22%) Enterprise Architect
8 12 (6.67%) Business Systems Analyst
9 10 (5.56%) Principal Consultant
9 10 (5.56%) Project Manager
9 10 (5.56%) Senior Business Consultant
9 10 (5.56%) Senior Consultant
9 10 (5.56%) Service Manager
10 8 (4.44%) IT Project Manager
10 8 (4.44%) IT Support
10 8 (4.44%) Programme Manager
11 7 (3.89%) Senior Manager
11 7 (3.89%) Support Engineer
12 6 (3.33%) Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (9.44%) .NET
2 12 (6.67%) SAPUI5
3 10 (5.56%) Middleware
4 9 (5.00%) Web Services
5 6 (3.33%) EDI
6 4 (2.22%) ASP.NET
6 4 (2.22%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4 (2.22%) XML
7 3 (1.67%) .NET Framework
8 2 (1.11%) CSS
8 2 (1.11%) RESTful
8 2 (1.11%) Spring
9 1 (0.56%) OOCSS
9 1 (0.56%) RabbitMQ
9 1 (0.56%) Redux
9 1 (0.56%) SAP PI
9 1 (0.56%) Sass
9 1 (0.56%) SOAP
9 1 (0.56%) Spring Boot
9 1 (0.56%) Spring Integration
Miscellaneous
1 32 (17.78%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (5.00%) Enterprise Software
3 8 (4.44%) Computer Science
3 8 (4.44%) PMI
4 4 (2.22%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.22%) User Experience
5 3 (1.67%) BYOD
5 3 (1.67%) Fat Client
5 3 (1.67%) Thin Client
6 2 (1.11%) Cloud Native
6 2 (1.11%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.11%) Enterprise Storage
6 2 (1.11%) IBM Mainframe
6 2 (1.11%) Internet of Things
6 2 (1.11%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.11%) NHS
6 2 (1.11%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.56%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.56%) FMCG
7 1 (0.56%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 21 (11.67%) Windows
2 9 (5.00%) Unix
3 8 (4.44%) Linux
3 8 (4.44%) Windows Server
4 6 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (2.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (2.22%) Windows 10
7 2 (1.11%) Mac OS
7 2 (1.11%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (24.44%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (18.89%) Stakeholder Management
3 29 (16.11%) Enterprise Architecture
4 24 (13.33%) Project Management
5 19 (10.56%) Mentoring
5 19 (10.56%) PRINCE2
5 19 (10.56%) Risk Management
6 17 (9.44%) ITIL
7 16 (8.89%) Business Analysis
8 15 (8.33%) DevOps
9 14 (7.78%) Demand Management
9 14 (7.78%) Information Security
9 14 (7.78%) TOGAF
10 13 (7.22%) Line Management
11 12 (6.67%) Coaching
11 12 (6.67%) E-Commerce
11 12 (6.67%) Economics
11 12 (6.67%) Record to Report
11 12 (6.67%) Resource Management
11 12 (6.67%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 16 (8.89%) SQL
2 10 (5.56%) C#
3 8 (4.44%) Java
4 5 (2.78%) C
4 5 (2.78%) JavaScript
5 3 (1.67%) PowerShell
5 3 (1.67%) T-SQL
6 2 (1.11%) GraphQL
6 2 (1.11%) PHP
7 1 (0.56%) ES6
7 1 (0.56%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 15 (8.33%) Degree
2 8 (4.44%) PMI Certification
3 5 (2.78%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 4 (2.22%) APMP
4 4 (2.22%) MCSE
4 4 (2.22%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.11%) MCSA
5 2 (1.11%) MCSD
6 1 (0.56%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (10.56%) SLA
2 7 (3.89%) QA
3 3 (1.67%) GDPR
4 2 (1.11%) PMO
System Software
1 12 (6.67%) Active Directory
2 7 (3.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (3.33%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.11%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.56%) Docker
5 1 (0.56%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (1.11%) SCCM
1 2 (1.11%) SCOrch
1 2 (1.11%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (0.56%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (0.56%) HockeyApp
2 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 1 (0.56%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (0.56%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 40 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 14 (7.78%) SAP
3 7 (3.89%) VMware
4 5 (2.78%) IBM
4 5 (2.78%) Oracle
4 5 (2.78%) Red Hat
4 5 (2.78%) WorldPay
5 4 (2.22%) Citrix
6 3 (1.67%) SYSPRO
7 2 (1.11%) Dell
7 2 (1.11%) IFS
7 2 (1.11%) McAfee
7 2 (1.11%) Symantec
8 1 (0.56%) Apple
8 1 (0.56%) arcserve
8 1 (0.56%) Capita
8 1 (0.56%) CheckPoint
8 1 (0.56%) HP
8 1 (0.56%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.56%) SEEBURGER