Period
to 19 September 2019

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 19 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

IT/Technology Strategy
England > North West
6 months to
19 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 139 149 178
Rank change year-on-year +10 +29 -14
Permanent jobs citing IT Strategy 221 252 225
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.10% 2.12% 1.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.24% 2.31% 1.86%
Number of salaries quoted 124 202 107
North West median annual salary £62,500 £52,560 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.91% -12.40% +20.00%
10th Percentile £35,105 £40,000 £36,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £87,250 £95,000
England median annual salary £68,177 £65,985 £65,000
% change year-on-year +3.32% +1.52% -

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 9,878 10,894 12,110
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 94.00% 91.45% 91.60%
Number of salaries quoted 7,456 8,755 9,675
North West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £69,500 £67,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - -

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 19 September 2019.

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 19 September 2019. 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 +2 140 £62,500 +25.00% 12
Merseyside -3 36 £72,500 +35.39% 1
Cheshire +15 27 £75,000 +1.69% 2
Lancashire -7 18 £32,803 -53.14%
IT Strategy
England

For the 6 months to 19 September 2019, 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 64 (28.96%) Finance
2 63 (28.51%) Analytical Skills
3 56 (25.34%) Problem-Solving
4 51 (23.08%) DevOps
5 46 (20.81%) AWS
6 45 (20.36%) Microsoft
7 40 (18.10%) Agile Software Development
8 35 (15.84%) Windows
8 35 (15.84%) Azure
9 32 (14.48%) VMware
9 32 (14.48%) Management Information System
10 30 (13.57%) Cybersecurity
10 30 (13.57%) GDPR
10 30 (13.57%) Architectural Design
11 28 (12.67%) Open Source
12 25 (11.31%) Neural Network
12 25 (11.31%) Degree
12 25 (11.31%) Active Directory
13 24 (10.86%) Postgraduate
13 24 (10.86%) Data Protection Act
13 24 (10.86%) Wealth Management
13 24 (10.86%) Data Protection
13 24 (10.86%) Information Management
13 24 (10.86%) Artificial Intelligence
13 24 (10.86%) Enterprise Architecture
13 24 (10.86%) Records Management
14 23 (10.41%) Strategic Roadmap
15 22 (9.95%) Data Science
15 22 (9.95%) Mentoring
16 21 (9.50%) 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 2 (0.90%) IIS
1 2 (0.90%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (0.45%) CICS
Applications
1 4 (1.81%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.81%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 46 (20.81%) AWS
2 35 (15.84%) Azure
3 17 (7.69%) GCP
4 10 (4.52%) Office 365
5 9 (4.07%) SaaS
5 9 (4.07%) Serverless
6 7 (3.17%) IaaS
7 6 (2.71%) PaaS
8 3 (1.36%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (1.36%) G Suite
9 2 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.90%) Dynamics 365
9 2 (0.90%) GitHub
9 2 (0.90%) Mimecast
9 2 (0.90%) Power Platform
10 1 (0.45%) IBM Cloud
10 1 (0.45%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 20 (9.05%) Wireless
2 18 (8.14%) DHCP
2 18 (8.14%) DNS
3 10 (4.52%) Network Security
3 10 (4.52%) WAN
4 8 (3.62%) Internet
5 4 (1.81%) Firewall
6 1 (0.45%) LAN
6 1 (0.45%) PSTN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (7.24%) SQL Server
2 11 (4.98%) Relational Database
3 7 (3.17%) NoSQL
4 6 (2.71%) MySQL
5 4 (1.81%) Big Data
5 4 (1.81%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (1.36%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (1.36%) DB2
6 3 (1.36%) MongoDB
6 3 (1.36%) RDBMS
6 3 (1.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.90%) MariaDB
7 2 (0.90%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (0.90%) Power BI
8 1 (0.45%) DataStage
8 1 (0.45%) SAP HANA
8 1 (0.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 12 (5.43%) Octopus Deploy
2 4 (1.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 4 (1.81%) Git (software)
2 4 (1.81%) GitLab
2 4 (1.81%) Jenkins
2 4 (1.81%) JIRA
2 4 (1.81%) Selenium
2 4 (1.81%) SOAtest
3 2 (0.90%) Cucumber
General
1 64 (28.96%) Finance
2 21 (9.50%) Banking
3 11 (4.98%) Retail
4 7 (3.17%) Automotive
4 7 (3.17%) Marketing
4 7 (3.17%) Public Sector
4 7 (3.17%) Publishing
5 5 (2.26%) Legal
5 5 (2.26%) Local Government
6 4 (1.81%) Back Office
7 2 (0.90%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.90%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.45%) Games
Job Titles
1 73 (33.03%) Architect
2 30 (13.57%) Enterprise Architect
3 24 (10.86%) Data Manager
3 24 (10.86%) Records Manager
4 16 (7.24%) Cloud Architect
5 14 (6.33%) Solutions Architect
6 11 (4.98%) Analyst
7 10 (4.52%) Designer
7 10 (4.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 9 (4.07%) AWS Engineer
8 9 (4.07%) Head of IT
8 9 (4.07%) Head of Technology
8 9 (4.07%) Interface Designer
9 8 (3.62%) DevOps Engineer
9 8 (3.62%) IT Manager
10 6 (2.71%) Applications Architect
10 6 (2.71%) Chief Technology Officer
10 6 (2.71%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
10 6 (2.71%) Infrastructure Architect
10 6 (2.71%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (9.05%) Natural Language Processing
1 20 (9.05%) TensorFlow
2 12 (5.43%) HTML
2 12 (5.43%) HTML5
3 10 (4.52%) Node.js
4 9 (4.07%) RESTful
5 5 (2.26%) OpenCV
6 4 (1.81%) Elastic Stack
7 3 (1.36%) .NET
7 3 (1.36%) CSS
7 3 (1.36%) Middleware
8 2 (0.90%) Gherkin
8 2 (0.90%) Web Services
9 1 (0.45%) ADO
9 1 (0.45%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 63 (28.51%) Analytical Skills
2 32 (14.48%) Management Information System
3 24 (10.86%) Data Protection Act
4 20 (9.05%) Smartphone
5 12 (5.43%) Data Centre
6 11 (4.98%) Enterprise Software
7 9 (4.07%) Cloud Native
7 9 (4.07%) Smart City
8 6 (2.71%) Data Structures
9 5 (2.26%) Algorithms
9 5 (2.26%) ASIC
9 5 (2.26%) Augmented Reality
10 4 (1.81%) Internet of Things
10 4 (1.81%) Public Cloud
11 3 (1.36%) Clustering
11 3 (1.36%) Driving Licence
11 3 (1.36%) Mainframe
11 3 (1.36%) Replication
12 2 (0.90%) Hybrid Cloud
12 2 (0.90%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 35 (15.84%) Windows
2 19 (8.60%) Windows Server
3 12 (5.43%) Linux
3 12 (5.43%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (4.07%) Android
4 9 (4.07%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.36%) Unix
5 3 (1.36%) Windows 10
6 2 (0.90%) CentOS
6 2 (0.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.45%) AIX
7 1 (0.45%) Solaris
7 1 (0.45%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (25.34%) Problem-Solving
2 51 (23.08%) DevOps
3 40 (18.10%) Agile Software Development
4 30 (13.57%) Architectural Design
4 30 (13.57%) Cybersecurity
5 28 (12.67%) Open Source
6 25 (11.31%) Neural Network
7 24 (10.86%) Artificial Intelligence
7 24 (10.86%) Data Protection
7 24 (10.86%) Enterprise Architecture
7 24 (10.86%) Information Management
7 24 (10.86%) Records Management
7 24 (10.86%) Wealth Management
8 23 (10.41%) Strategic Roadmap
9 22 (9.95%) Data Science
9 22 (9.95%) Mentoring
10 20 (9.05%) Actionable Insight
10 20 (9.05%) Creative Problem-Solving
10 20 (9.05%) Machine Learning
11 19 (8.60%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 15 (6.79%) Java
2 13 (5.88%) Python
3 11 (4.98%) SQL
4 10 (4.52%) C
4 10 (4.52%) JavaScript
5 6 (2.71%) PHP
6 5 (2.26%) C++
6 5 (2.26%) MATLAB
7 4 (1.81%) Ruby
8 3 (1.36%) T-SQL
9 2 (0.90%) Go
10 1 (0.45%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 25 (11.31%) Degree
2 24 (10.86%) Postgraduate
3 4 (1.81%) DBS Check
3 4 (1.81%) TOGAF Certification
4 3 (1.36%) CCNA
4 3 (1.36%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (1.36%) MBA
4 3 (1.36%) MCSA
4 3 (1.36%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (1.36%) SSCP
4 3 (1.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (0.90%) HND
5 2 (0.90%) RHCE
5 2 (0.90%) RHCSA
6 1 (0.45%) ISEB
6 1 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (13.57%) GDPR
2 15 (6.79%) SLA
3 6 (2.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (1.81%) PMO
5 2 (0.90%) PSD2
5 2 (0.90%) QA
6 1 (0.45%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.45%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.45%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 25 (11.31%) Active Directory
2 15 (6.79%) vSphere
3 11 (4.98%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (3.17%) Docker
5 2 (0.90%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.45%) Citrix Hypervisor
6 1 (0.45%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.45%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.45%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 16 (7.24%) SCCM
2 12 (5.43%) McAfee ePO
3 11 (4.98%) Puppet
4 10 (4.52%) Terraform
5 6 (2.71%) Ansible
5 6 (2.71%) Kubernetes
5 6 (2.71%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (1.81%) CA Service Virtualization
6 4 (1.81%) Consul
6 4 (1.81%) Docker Swarm
6 4 (1.81%) Grafana
6 4 (1.81%) Packer
7 3 (1.36%) WSUS
8 2 (0.90%) Graphite
8 2 (0.90%) Nagios
8 2 (0.90%) Opsview
8 2 (0.90%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 45 (20.36%) Microsoft
2 32 (14.48%) VMware
3 17 (7.69%) Cisco
4 12 (5.43%) McAfee
5 10 (4.52%) Google
6 6 (2.71%) Meraki
7 5 (2.26%) CA
7 5 (2.26%) Oracle
8 4 (1.81%) BiZZdesign
8 4 (1.81%) Green Hat
8 4 (1.81%) Parasoft
8 4 (1.81%) ServiceNow
8 4 (1.81%) Sparx
9 2 (0.90%) IBM
9 2 (0.90%) Red Hat
9 2 (0.90%) SAP
9 2 (0.90%) Veeam
10 1 (0.45%) Atlassian
10 1 (0.45%) EMC
10 1 (0.45%) hybris