Period
to 21 April 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 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

IT/Technology Strategy
England > North West
6 months to
21 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 232 195 164
Rank change year-on-year -37 -31 +36
Permanent jobs citing IT Strategy 142 180 190
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.10% 1.46% 1.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.19% 1.60% 1.87%
Number of salaries quoted 94 128 148
North West median annual salary £58,250 £50,000 £54,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.50% -8.26% +9.00%
10th Percentile £36,250 £39,925 £39,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £84,125 £85,000
England median annual salary £69,500 £65,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year +6.92% - +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 11,925 11,271 10,158
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 92.04% 91.48% 89.62%
Number of salaries quoted 9,601 9,385 8,456
North West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,750 £24,000
90th Percentile £67,000 £62,500 £60,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.15%

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 April 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 April 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
Cheshire +2 64 £65,000 +30.00% 5
Manchester -55 63 £50,000 +11.11% 13
Lancashire +7 6 £57,500 - 2
Merseyside -3 3 £47,500 -24.00% 3
Cumbria - 3 £55,000 - 1
IT Strategy
England

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 North West region with a requirement for IT Strategy.

1 44 (30.99%) Finance
2 43 (30.28%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (24.65%) Microsoft
4 27 (19.01%) Stakeholder Management
4 27 (19.01%) Enterprise Architecture
5 22 (15.49%) Analytical Skills
6 20 (14.08%) Project Management
7 17 (11.97%) ITIL
7 17 (11.97%) Microservices
7 17 (11.97%) DevOps
8 16 (11.27%) .NET
9 15 (10.56%) Service Management
9 15 (10.56%) Risk Management
9 15 (10.56%) Information Security
9 15 (10.56%) Retail
9 15 (10.56%) Software Engineering
9 15 (10.56%) JIRA
9 15 (10.56%) Confluence
9 15 (10.56%) Software Delivery
9 15 (10.56%) IaaS
9 15 (10.56%) Problem-Solving
10 14 (9.86%) SaaS
10 14 (9.86%) Microsoft Azure
10 14 (9.86%) SOA
11 13 (9.15%) Java
11 13 (9.15%) SQL Server
11 13 (9.15%) Windows
11 13 (9.15%) TOGAF
11 13 (9.15%) TDD
11 13 (9.15%) Banking

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 15 (10.56%) Confluence
2 5 (3.52%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (2.82%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.41%) JBoss
4 2 (1.41%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.41%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.70%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 9 (6.34%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.82%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 7 (4.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.41%) SAP BPC
3 1 (0.70%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
3 1 (0.70%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 15 (10.56%) IaaS
2 14 (9.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (9.86%) SaaS
3 8 (5.63%) Office 365
4 7 (4.93%) Amazon AWS
5 6 (4.23%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (4.23%) GitHub
6 4 (2.82%) PaaS
7 2 (1.41%) Azure Data Factory
8 1 (0.70%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.41%) LAN
1 2 (1.41%) Network Security
1 2 (1.41%) Unified Communications
1 2 (1.41%) WAN
2 1 (0.70%) Cisco Firepower
2 1 (0.70%) Cisco ISE
2 1 (0.70%) Cisco Wireless
2 1 (0.70%) DHCP
2 1 (0.70%) DNS
2 1 (0.70%) Firewall
2 1 (0.70%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.70%) VLAN
2 1 (0.70%) VoIP
2 1 (0.70%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (9.15%) SQL Server
2 12 (8.45%) Relational Database
3 5 (3.52%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (2.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (2.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (2.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.41%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (0.70%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 15 (10.56%) JIRA
2 6 (4.23%) Gradle
2 6 (4.23%) JUnit
2 6 (4.23%) Maven
2 6 (4.23%) Spock
3 5 (3.52%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.70%) Bitbucket
4 1 (0.70%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.70%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (0.70%) TeamCity
General
1 44 (30.99%) Finance
2 15 (10.56%) Retail
3 13 (9.15%) Banking
4 6 (4.23%) Marketing
5 4 (2.82%) Law
6 3 (2.11%) Advertising
6 3 (2.11%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.41%) Legal
7 2 (1.41%) Local Government
8 1 (0.70%) Brand Awareness
8 1 (0.70%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.70%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 48 (33.80%) Architect
2 20 (14.08%) Enterprise Architect
3 16 (11.27%) IT Manager
4 12 (8.45%) Solutions Architect
5 11 (7.75%) Project Manager
6 7 (4.93%) Analyst
6 7 (4.93%) Senior Manager
7 6 (4.23%) Chief Architect
7 6 (4.23%) Developer
7 6 (4.23%) Head of IT
7 6 (4.23%) IT Project Manager
7 6 (4.23%) Java Engineer
7 6 (4.23%) Java Software Engineer
7 6 (4.23%) Senior Project Manager
7 6 (4.23%) Software Engineer
8 5 (3.52%) Development Manager
8 5 (3.52%) Senior IT Manager
8 5 (3.52%) Senior IT Project Manager
8 5 (3.52%) Software Development Manager
8 5 (3.52%) Software Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (11.27%) .NET
2 6 (4.23%) GraphQL
2 6 (4.23%) JMS
2 6 (4.23%) RabbitMQ
2 6 (4.23%) RESTful
2 6 (4.23%) Spring
2 6 (4.23%) Spring Boot
2 6 (4.23%) Spring Integration
3 5 (3.52%) Middleware
3 5 (3.52%) Web Services
4 3 (2.11%) ASP.NET
4 3 (2.11%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (0.70%) .NET Core
5 1 (0.70%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.70%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.70%) CSS
5 1 (0.70%) EDI
5 1 (0.70%) J2EE
5 1 (0.70%) JSON
5 1 (0.70%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 22 (15.49%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (8.45%) Enterprise Software
3 10 (7.04%) Computer Science
4 7 (4.93%) User Experience
5 5 (3.52%) Data Centre
6 4 (2.82%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (2.11%) Life Science
8 2 (1.41%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.41%) PMI
9 1 (0.70%) BYOD
9 1 (0.70%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.70%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.70%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.70%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.70%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.70%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.70%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 13 (9.15%) Windows
2 6 (4.23%) Windows Server
3 5 (3.52%) Unix
4 4 (2.82%) Linux
5 3 (2.11%) Windows 10
6 2 (1.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (1.41%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.41%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.70%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (0.70%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.70%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (30.28%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (19.01%) Enterprise Architecture
2 27 (19.01%) Stakeholder Management
3 20 (14.08%) Project Management
4 17 (11.97%) DevOps
4 17 (11.97%) ITIL
4 17 (11.97%) Microservices
5 15 (10.56%) Information Security
5 15 (10.56%) Problem-Solving
5 15 (10.56%) Risk Management
5 15 (10.56%) Service Management
5 15 (10.56%) Software Delivery
5 15 (10.56%) Software Engineering
6 14 (9.86%) SOA
7 13 (9.15%) Decision-Making
7 13 (9.15%) Mentoring
7 13 (9.15%) TDD
7 13 (9.15%) TOGAF
8 12 (8.45%) Change Management
9 11 (7.75%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 13 (9.15%) Java
2 12 (8.45%) SQL
3 8 (5.63%) C#
4 7 (4.93%) C
5 5 (3.52%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.41%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.70%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 9 (6.34%) Degree
2 6 (4.23%) TOGAF Certification
3 5 (3.52%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (1.41%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (1.41%) MCSE
4 2 (1.41%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.41%) PMI Certification
4 2 (1.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (1.41%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.41%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.70%) CCIE
5 1 (0.70%) CCNP
5 1 (0.70%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.70%) ISEB
5 1 (0.70%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.63%) SLA
2 6 (4.23%) QA
3 4 (2.82%) GDPR
4 2 (1.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.70%) ISAE 3402
5 1 (0.70%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (4.23%) Docker
2 3 (2.11%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.41%) XenApp
4 1 (0.70%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.70%) vSphere
4 1 (0.70%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.70%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1 (0.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 1 (0.70%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 35 (24.65%) Microsoft
2 5 (3.52%) WorldPay
3 4 (2.82%) Lumension
3 4 (2.82%) SAP
3 4 (2.82%) Symantec
4 3 (2.11%) VMware
5 2 (1.41%) Citrix
5 2 (1.41%) Red Hat
5 2 (1.41%) Sun
6 1 (0.70%) arcserve
6 1 (0.70%) Birst
6 1 (0.70%) Cadence
6 1 (0.70%) Cisco
6 1 (0.70%) IBM
6 1 (0.70%) Infor
6 1 (0.70%) Nimble Storage
6 1 (0.70%) SEEBURGER