Period
to 23 October 2017

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 23 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

IT/Technology Strategy
England > North West
6 months to
23 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 167 171 204
Rank change year-on-year +4 +33 -12
Permanent jobs citing IT Strategy 225 218 187
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.75% 1.80% 1.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.95% 2.01% 1.59%
Number of salaries quoted 120 132 150
North West median annual salary £60,000 £52,500 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.29% -8.70% +19.27%
10th Percentile £36,250 £33,000 £37,500
90th Percentile £100,000 £77,500 £70,000
England median annual salary £64,000 £65,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year -1.54% +8.33% -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 11545 10848 11728
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 89.62% 89.36% 89.68%
Number of salaries quoted 9175 9076 9626
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +2.56%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £24,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £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 23 October 2017.

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 23 October 2017. 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 -27 117 £60,000 +9.09% 8
Cheshire +10 70 £47,500 +5.56% 2
Merseyside -4 21 £77,500 +29.17%
Lancashire -6 7 £53,750 +19.44%
Cumbria +3 5 - -
IT Strategy
England

For the 6 months to 23 October 2017, 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 75 (33.33%) Finance
2 43 (19.11%) SLA
3 41 (18.22%) Analytical Skills
4 38 (16.89%) Demand Management
4 38 (16.89%) Microsoft
4 38 (16.89%) Stakeholder Management
5 36 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
5 36 (16.00%) Project Management
6 35 (15.56%) ITIL
6 35 (15.56%) Manufacturing
7 32 (14.22%) Degree
8 31 (13.78%) Banking
9 30 (13.33%) SAP
9 30 (13.33%) Mentoring
10 29 (12.89%) Record to Report
10 29 (12.89%) SAP MM
10 29 (12.89%) Risk Management
11 28 (12.44%) Information Security
12 26 (11.56%) SAP PP
12 26 (11.56%) SAPUI5
12 26 (11.56%) SAP PP-PI
12 26 (11.56%) SAP MII
13 24 (10.67%) Windows
14 22 (9.78%) Service Delivery
14 22 (9.78%) Active Directory
15 21 (9.33%) Change Management
16 20 (8.89%) Business Analysis
17 18 (8.00%) Disaster Recovery
18 17 (7.56%) Enterprise Architecture
18 17 (7.56%) IT Governance

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 14 (6.22%) MS Exchange
2 8 (3.56%) SharePoint
3 6 (2.67%) BizTalk Server
4 5 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (1.78%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (1.33%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.44%) Confluence
7 1 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.44%) MS Project Server
7 1 (0.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 6 (2.67%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.89%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (0.89%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 29 (12.89%) SAP MM
2 26 (11.56%) SAP MII
2 26 (11.56%) SAP PP
2 26 (11.56%) SAP PP-PI
3 6 (2.67%) Oracle EBS
4 5 (2.22%) Maximo
5 2 (0.89%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.44%) Magento
6 1 (0.44%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.44%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.44%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.44%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.44%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 16 (7.11%) Office 365
2 15 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (2.67%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (1.78%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (1.78%) IaaS
4 4 (1.78%) IBM Blueworks
5 3 (1.33%) SaaS
6 2 (0.89%) PaaS
7 1 (0.44%) Basecamp
7 1 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.44%) GitHub
7 1 (0.44%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 11 (4.89%) Firewall
2 10 (4.44%) LAN
2 10 (4.44%) Network Security
2 10 (4.44%) WAN
3 7 (3.11%) TCP/IP
4 5 (2.22%) Internet
5 3 (1.33%) DNS
5 3 (1.33%) Skype
5 3 (1.33%) VoIP
6 2 (0.89%) Intranet
6 2 (0.89%) MPLS
6 2 (0.89%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (0.44%) DHCP
7 1 (0.44%) PPP
7 1 (0.44%) SAN
7 1 (0.44%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (4.44%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.22%) Oracle BI EE
3 4 (1.78%) GIS
4 3 (1.33%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.44%) Big Data
5 1 (0.44%) Blockchain
5 1 (0.44%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.44%) MySQL
5 1 (0.44%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (3.56%) JIRA
2 3 (1.33%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.89%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.44%) Babel
4 1 (0.44%) Bugzilla
4 1 (0.44%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.44%) PostCSS
4 1 (0.44%) webpack
General
1 75 (33.33%) Finance
2 35 (15.56%) Manufacturing
3 31 (13.78%) Banking
4 12 (5.33%) Law
5 11 (4.89%) Investment Banking
6 6 (2.67%) Marketing
6 6 (2.67%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.78%) Back Office
8 3 (1.33%) Billing
8 3 (1.33%) Legal
8 3 (1.33%) Retail
9 1 (0.44%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 33 (14.67%) Analyst
2 30 (13.33%) Consultant
3 28 (12.44%) Architect
4 26 (11.56%) IT Manager
5 24 (10.67%) Business Consultant
6 17 (7.56%) Business Analyst
6 17 (7.56%) Service Manager
7 15 (6.67%) SAP Manager
8 14 (6.22%) Business Systems Analyst
9 13 (5.78%) Solutions Architect
10 12 (5.33%) Principal Consultant
10 12 (5.33%) Senior Business Consultant
10 12 (5.33%) Senior Consultant
11 7 (3.11%) Chief Technology Officer
11 7 (3.11%) Developer
11 7 (3.11%) Enterprise Architect
11 7 (3.11%) IT Analyst
11 7 (3.11%) IT Services Manager
11 7 (3.11%) Programme Manager
11 7 (3.11%) Risk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (11.56%) SAPUI5
2 13 (5.78%) .NET
3 12 (5.33%) Middleware
4 9 (4.00%) Web Services
5 6 (2.67%) EDI
6 5 (2.22%) XML
7 4 (1.78%) J2EE
8 3 (1.33%) .NET Framework
8 3 (1.33%) JSON
8 3 (1.33%) SOAP
8 3 (1.33%) Spring
9 2 (0.89%) CSS
10 1 (0.44%) Apache Flex
10 1 (0.44%) ASP.NET
10 1 (0.44%) ASP.NET MVC
10 1 (0.44%) Hibernate
10 1 (0.44%) OOCSS
10 1 (0.44%) Redux
10 1 (0.44%) RESTful
10 1 (0.44%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 41 (18.22%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (6.22%) Management Information System
3 9 (4.00%) PMI
4 6 (2.67%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (1.78%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.33%) CMDB
6 3 (1.33%) Data Centre
6 3 (1.33%) IBM Mainframe
6 3 (1.33%) Mainframe
7 2 (0.89%) BYOD
7 2 (0.89%) Cloud Native
7 2 (0.89%) Enterprise Storage
7 2 (0.89%) Fat Client
7 2 (0.89%) Internet of Things
7 2 (0.89%) NHS
7 2 (0.89%) Private Cloud
7 2 (0.89%) Replication
7 2 (0.89%) Thin Client
7 2 (0.89%) User Experience
8 1 (0.44%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 24 (10.67%) Windows
2 12 (5.33%) Windows Server
3 9 (4.00%) Linux
4 8 (3.56%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (2.67%) Unix
6 5 (2.22%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (1.78%) Windows 10
8 3 (1.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.89%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.89%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.44%) Android
10 1 (0.44%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.44%) CentOS
10 1 (0.44%) Solaris
10 1 (0.44%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (16.89%) Demand Management
1 38 (16.89%) Stakeholder Management
2 36 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (16.00%) Project Management
3 35 (15.56%) ITIL
4 30 (13.33%) Mentoring
5 29 (12.89%) Record to Report
5 29 (12.89%) Risk Management
6 28 (12.44%) Information Security
7 22 (9.78%) Service Delivery
8 21 (9.33%) Change Management
9 20 (8.89%) Business Analysis
10 18 (8.00%) Disaster Recovery
11 17 (7.56%) Enterprise Architecture
11 17 (7.56%) IT Governance
12 16 (7.11%) Coaching
12 16 (7.11%) Economics
12 16 (7.11%) PRINCE2
12 16 (7.11%) Service Management
13 15 (6.67%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (7.56%) SQL
2 5 (2.22%) C#
3 4 (1.78%) Java
3 4 (1.78%) PowerShell
4 3 (1.33%) T-SQL
5 2 (0.89%) PHP
6 1 (0.44%) ES6
6 1 (0.44%) GraphQL
6 1 (0.44%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 32 (14.22%) Degree
2 14 (6.22%) CISSP
3 13 (5.78%) CISM
4 9 (4.00%) PMI Certification
5 6 (2.67%) CISA
5 6 (2.67%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (2.67%) CRISC
6 5 (2.22%) APMP
6 5 (2.22%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (2.22%) SC Cleared
6 5 (2.22%) Security Cleared
7 4 (1.78%) MCSE
8 3 (1.33%) CCIE
8 3 (1.33%) CCIE Security
8 3 (1.33%) CCNA
8 3 (1.33%) CCNP
8 3 (1.33%) CCSM
8 3 (1.33%) Check Point Certification
8 3 (1.33%) MCSA
8 3 (1.33%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (19.11%) SLA
2 8 (3.56%) GDPR
3 4 (1.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.78%) MiFID
4 3 (1.33%) Cyber Essentials
4 3 (1.33%) PMO
4 3 (1.33%) QA
5 2 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.44%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.44%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 22 (9.78%) Active Directory
2 11 (4.89%) Hyper-V
3 10 (4.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.89%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (0.89%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (0.89%) XenApp
5 1 (0.44%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (1.78%) FortiGate
2 3 (1.33%) SCCM
3 2 (0.89%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (0.89%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.89%) Puppet
3 2 (0.89%) SCOrch
3 2 (0.89%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.44%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (0.44%) HockeyApp
4 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (0.44%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (0.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 38 (16.89%) Microsoft
2 30 (13.33%) SAP
3 12 (5.33%) IBM
3 12 (5.33%) Oracle
3 12 (5.33%) VMware
4 10 (4.44%) Citrix
5 8 (3.56%) CheckPoint
6 5 (2.22%) Cisco
6 5 (2.22%) IFS
7 4 (1.78%) Cognizant
7 4 (1.78%) HP
7 4 (1.78%) Juniper
7 4 (1.78%) Pega
7 4 (1.78%) Symantec
8 3 (1.33%) Dell
8 3 (1.33%) Red Hat
8 3 (1.33%) ServiceNow
8 3 (1.33%) SYSPRO
9 2 (0.89%) Apple
9 2 (0.89%) McAfee