Period
to 5 June 2020

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 5 June 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

IT/Technology Strategy
England > North West
6 months to
5 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 134 143 207
Rank change year-on-year +9 +64 -27
Permanent jobs citing IT Strategy 122 215 158
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North West 2.01% 2.11% 1.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.18% 2.26% 1.41%
Number of salaries quoted 72 148 114
Median annual salary £65,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.18% - +10.00%
10th Percentile £45,125 £31,599 £37,150
90th Percentile £87,125 £95,000 £77,500
England median annual salary £70,000 £68,000 £67,500
% change year-on-year +2.94% +0.74% +4.65%

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 5,587 9,513 11,222
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 92.07% 93.54% 92.54%
Number of salaries quoted 4,428 7,020 8,993
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - +12.50%
10th Percentile £30,000 £27,211 £26,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

IT Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing IT Strategy as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing IT Strategy in the North West over the 6 months to 5 June 2020.

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 5 June 2020. 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 +13 58 £68,750 +25.00% 10
Cheshire +45 42 £70,000 -6.67% 8
Merseyside -2 18 £53,000 -18.46% 1
Lancashire +37 4 £65,000 +98.15%
IT Strategy
England

For the 6 months to 5 June 2020, 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 North West region with a requirement for IT Strategy.

1 45 (36.89%) Finance
2 44 (36.07%) Microsoft
3 43 (35.25%) Azure
4 34 (27.87%) SQL Server
5 32 (26.23%) Agile Software Development
6 26 (21.31%) AWS
7 24 (19.67%) Active Directory
8 19 (15.57%) .NET
9 18 (14.75%) ITIL
10 17 (13.93%) IIS
11 16 (13.11%) Service Delivery
11 16 (13.11%) .NET Framework
12 15 (12.30%) PaaS
12 15 (12.30%) IaaS
12 15 (12.30%) Firewall
12 15 (12.30%) Middleware
13 14 (11.48%) Disaster Recovery
13 14 (11.48%) Data Management
13 14 (11.48%) AngularJS
13 14 (11.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 14 (11.48%) DevOps
14 13 (10.66%) React
14 13 (10.66%) PCI DSS
14 13 (10.66%) MPLS
14 13 (10.66%) VPN
14 13 (10.66%) SQL
14 13 (10.66%) C#
14 13 (10.66%) Windows
15 12 (9.84%) Information Security
15 12 (9.84%) Scrum

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 17 (13.93%) IIS
2 3 (2.46%) Apache
2 3 (2.46%) JBoss
2 3 (2.46%) nginx
2 3 (2.46%) Tomcat
2 3 (2.46%) WebLogic
3 2 (1.64%) Mule
4 1 (0.82%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.82%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.82%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.82%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.82%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (0.82%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.46%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.82%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.82%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 43 (35.25%) Azure
2 26 (21.31%) AWS
3 15 (12.30%) IaaS
3 15 (12.30%) PaaS
4 6 (4.92%) GCP
4 6 (4.92%) Office 365
5 5 (4.10%) GitHub
6 4 (3.28%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (3.28%) SaaS
7 1 (0.82%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.82%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.82%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.82%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.82%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.82%) Datadog
7 1 (0.82%) Force.com
7 1 (0.82%) Power Platform
7 1 (0.82%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
7 1 (0.82%) Salesforce Service Cloud
7 1 (0.82%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 15 (12.30%) Firewall
2 13 (10.66%) MPLS
2 13 (10.66%) VPN
3 6 (4.92%) DHCP
3 6 (4.92%) DNS
4 4 (3.28%) SSL
5 1 (0.82%) Internet
5 1 (0.82%) SAN
5 1 (0.82%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (27.87%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.92%) NoSQL
3 4 (3.28%) Big Data
3 4 (3.28%) SAP HANA
4 3 (2.46%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.64%) Hadoop
5 2 (1.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.82%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (0.82%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.82%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.82%) MySQL
6 1 (0.82%) OLAP
6 1 (0.82%) OLTP
6 1 (0.82%) Oracle ODI
6 1 (0.82%) Oracle OLAP
6 1 (0.82%) Oracle OWB
6 1 (0.82%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 6 (4.92%) Git (software)
1 6 (4.92%) Jenkins
2 5 (4.10%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 5 (4.10%) GitLab
3 4 (3.28%) Octopus Deploy
4 2 (1.64%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.82%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.82%) JIRA
5 1 (0.82%) SpecFlow
5 1 (0.82%) Subversion
5 1 (0.82%) TeamCity
General
1 45 (36.89%) Finance
2 11 (9.02%) Banking
3 10 (8.20%) Public Sector
4 7 (5.74%) Legal
4 7 (5.74%) Manufacturing
5 4 (3.28%) Marketing
5 4 (3.28%) Retail
6 3 (2.46%) Law
7 1 (0.82%) Automotive
7 1 (0.82%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.82%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.82%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 47 (38.52%) Architect
2 16 (13.11%) Infrastructure Architect
3 15 (12.30%) Solutions Architect
4 12 (9.84%) .NET Architect
4 12 (9.84%) .NET Solutions Architect
5 11 (9.02%) Enterprise Architect
6 7 (5.74%) Applications Manager
6 7 (5.74%) Project Manager
6 7 (5.74%) Service Manager
7 6 (4.92%) Agile Project Manager
7 6 (4.92%) DevOps Engineer
7 6 (4.92%) IT Director
7 6 (4.92%) Platform Engineer
8 5 (4.10%) IT Manager
8 5 (4.10%) Team Leader
9 4 (3.28%) Azure Architect
9 4 (3.28%) C# Architect
9 4 (3.28%) Cloud Architect
9 4 (3.28%) Head of IT
10 3 (2.46%) Cloud Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (15.57%) .NET
2 16 (13.11%) .NET Framework
3 15 (12.30%) Middleware
4 14 (11.48%) AngularJS
5 13 (10.66%) React
6 12 (9.84%) ASP.NET Web API
6 12 (9.84%) REST
7 10 (8.20%) Swagger
8 5 (4.10%) Elastic Stack
9 2 (1.64%) ActiveMQ
9 2 (1.64%) Kafka
10 1 (0.82%) Ember.js
10 1 (0.82%) JSON
10 1 (0.82%) Node.js
10 1 (0.82%) Ruby on Rails
10 1 (0.82%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.56%) Hybrid Cloud
1 8 (6.56%) Management Information System
2 5 (4.10%) Public Cloud
3 4 (3.28%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (3.28%) FMCG
3 4 (3.28%) PKI
3 4 (3.28%) Social Media
3 4 (3.28%) User Experience
4 3 (2.46%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.64%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (1.64%) Virtual Team
6 1 (0.82%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.82%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.82%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.82%) Life Science
6 1 (0.82%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 13 (10.66%) Windows
2 10 (8.20%) Linux
2 10 (8.20%) Windows Server
3 5 (4.10%) CentOS
3 5 (4.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (3.28%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.64%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.64%) Windows Server 2016
6 1 (0.82%) Android
6 1 (0.82%) Solaris
6 1 (0.82%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (26.23%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (14.75%) ITIL
3 16 (13.11%) Service Delivery
4 14 (11.48%) Data Management
4 14 (11.48%) DevOps
4 14 (11.48%) Disaster Recovery
5 12 (9.84%) Information Security
5 12 (9.84%) Scrum
6 11 (9.02%) ETL
6 11 (9.02%) Stakeholder Management
7 10 (8.20%) Requirements Gathering
7 10 (8.20%) Software Delivery
7 10 (8.20%) Strategic Roadmap
7 10 (8.20%) Technology Roadmap
8 9 (7.38%) Decision-Making
8 9 (7.38%) Enterprise Architecture
8 9 (7.38%) TOGAF
9 8 (6.56%) Problem-Solving
9 8 (6.56%) SDLC
9 8 (6.56%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 13 (10.66%) C#
1 13 (10.66%) SQL
2 7 (5.74%) Ruby
3 6 (4.92%) Python
4 5 (4.10%) Bash Shell
4 5 (4.10%) PowerShell
5 4 (3.28%) Java
5 4 (3.28%) Perl
6 3 (2.46%) Go
7 1 (0.82%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.82%) PHP
7 1 (0.82%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (7.38%) Degree
2 6 (4.92%) DBS Check
3 5 (4.10%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (3.28%) CCNA
4 4 (3.28%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (3.28%) MCSA
4 4 (3.28%) MCSE
4 4 (3.28%) MCTS
4 4 (3.28%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (3.28%) TOGAF Certification
5 3 (2.46%) AWS Certification
6 1 (0.82%) CCIE
6 1 (0.82%) CCNP
6 1 (0.82%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.82%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (11.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (10.66%) PCI DSS
3 7 (5.74%) GDPR
3 7 (5.74%) SLA
4 2 (1.64%) QA
5 1 (0.82%) PMO
System Software
1 24 (19.67%) Active Directory
2 5 (4.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.46%) Docker
3 3 (2.46%) Hyper-V
3 3 (2.46%) vSphere
4 2 (1.64%) HDFS
4 2 (1.64%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.82%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 6 (4.92%) Puppet
1 6 (4.92%) Terraform
2 5 (4.10%) Grafana
2 5 (4.10%) Graphite
2 5 (4.10%) Prometheus
2 5 (4.10%) SCCM
3 3 (2.46%) Ansible
3 3 (2.46%) Kubernetes
3 3 (2.46%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (1.64%) Consul
4 2 (1.64%) Docker Swarm
4 2 (1.64%) Packer
5 1 (0.82%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.82%) SCOM
5 1 (0.82%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.82%) WSUS
Vendors
1 44 (36.07%) Microsoft
2 11 (9.02%) VMware
3 10 (8.20%) webMethods
4 8 (6.56%) SAP
5 5 (4.10%) Oracle
6 4 (3.28%) Cisco
6 4 (3.28%) Google
7 3 (2.46%) McAfee
8 2 (1.64%) Cloudera
8 2 (1.64%) EMC
8 2 (1.64%) IBM
8 2 (1.64%) New Relic
8 2 (1.64%) Veeam
9 1 (0.82%) Citrix
9 1 (0.82%) Dell
9 1 (0.82%) Fortinet
9 1 (0.82%) NEC
9 1 (0.82%) Pardot
9 1 (0.82%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.82%) Splunk