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

IT/Technology Strategy
England > North West
6 months to
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 169 179 169
Rank change year-on-year +10 -10 +25
Permanent jobs citing IT Strategy 214 222 203
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.76% 1.69% 1.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.93% 1.85% 1.94%
Number of salaries quoted 167 109 118
North West median annual salary £55,000 £57,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.35% +9.52% -4.55%
10th Percentile £40,000 £35,000 £33,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £93,750 £77,500
England median annual salary £67,500 £62,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year +8.00% -3.85% +7.44%

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 11,085 12,006 10,442
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 91.38% 91.27% 90.28%
Number of salaries quoted 8,914 9,650 8,741
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £63,750 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 August 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 August 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 +19 113 £52,500 -8.70% 14
Cheshire -6 54 £62,500 +38.89% 3
Merseyside +26 32 £53,550 -30.90% 5
Cumbria 0 7 £52,500 - 1
Lancashire +10 5 £70,000 -1.75% 2
IT Strategy
England

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 77 (35.98%) Microsoft
2 55 (25.70%) SQL
3 52 (24.30%) ITIL
4 49 (22.90%) Finance
5 41 (19.16%) Agile Software Development
6 39 (18.22%) Degree
7 35 (16.36%) Relational Database
8 34 (15.89%) Project Management
9 33 (15.42%) SQL Server
10 32 (14.95%) Enterprise Architecture
11 29 (13.55%) NoSQL
12 28 (13.08%) Microsoft Azure
13 27 (12.62%) T-SQL
14 26 (12.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 26 (12.15%) Enterprise Software
15 25 (11.68%) MongoDB
15 25 (11.68%) Performance Tuning
15 25 (11.68%) Change Management
15 25 (11.68%) TOGAF
16 24 (11.21%) Service Management
16 24 (11.21%) .NET
17 22 (10.28%) Windows
17 22 (10.28%) Microservices
17 22 (10.28%) Server Building
18 21 (9.81%) Risk Management
19 20 (9.35%) Banking
20 19 (8.88%) IaaS
20 19 (8.88%) Problem-Solving
21 18 (8.41%) SaaS
21 18 (8.41%) Information Security

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 13 (6.07%) IIS
2 8 (3.74%) BizTalk Server
3 7 (3.27%) SharePoint
4 6 (2.80%) Skype for Business
5 4 (1.87%) Confluence
5 4 (1.87%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (1.87%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (1.87%) MS Exchange
6 3 (1.40%) Apache Spark
6 3 (1.40%) CMS
6 3 (1.40%) Sitefinity
7 2 (0.93%) Apache
7 2 (0.93%) Tomcat
Applications
1 12 (5.61%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.40%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.47%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (2.80%) Dynamics CRM
1 6 (2.80%) SAP BPC
2 1 (0.47%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
2 1 (0.47%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 28 (13.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (8.88%) IaaS
3 18 (8.41%) SaaS
4 16 (7.48%) PaaS
5 13 (6.07%) Amazon AWS
6 12 (5.61%) Office 365
7 8 (3.74%) Azure Data Factory
8 3 (1.40%) Google Analytics
8 3 (1.40%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.93%) GitHub
10 1 (0.47%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.74%) Firewall
1 8 (3.74%) WAN
2 7 (3.27%) Network Security
3 6 (2.80%) VPN
4 5 (2.34%) VoIP
5 4 (1.87%) Internet
5 4 (1.87%) LAN
5 4 (1.87%) Skype
5 4 (1.87%) VLAN
6 3 (1.40%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (0.93%) FTP
7 2 (0.93%) HTTP
7 2 (0.93%) SSH
8 1 (0.47%) Cisco Firepower
8 1 (0.47%) Cisco ISE
8 1 (0.47%) Cisco Wireless
8 1 (0.47%) DNS
8 1 (0.47%) NAS
8 1 (0.47%) Remote Desktop
8 1 (0.47%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (16.36%) Relational Database
2 33 (15.42%) SQL Server
3 29 (13.55%) NoSQL
4 26 (12.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 25 (11.68%) MongoDB
6 16 (7.48%) OLTP
6 16 (7.48%) SQL Server 2008
6 16 (7.48%) SQL Server 2012
6 16 (7.48%) SQL Server 2014
7 12 (5.61%) Data Warehouse
8 10 (4.67%) MySQL
9 8 (3.74%) Azure SQL Database
9 8 (3.74%) PostgreSQL
9 8 (3.74%) RDBMS
10 7 (3.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 5 (2.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 4 (1.87%) Big Data
12 4 (1.87%) Hadoop
13 1 (0.47%) BusinessObjects
13 1 (0.47%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 11 (5.14%) Visual Studio
2 8 (3.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 8 (3.74%) Jenkins
3 6 (2.80%) Git (software)
3 6 (2.80%) Hudson
3 6 (2.80%) Octopus Deploy
3 6 (2.80%) TeamCity
3 6 (2.80%) Vagrant
4 5 (2.34%) Subversion
5 4 (1.87%) JIRA
6 3 (1.40%) Bitbucket
7 2 (0.93%) Axure RP
7 2 (0.93%) Gradle
7 2 (0.93%) JUnit
7 2 (0.93%) Maven
7 2 (0.93%) Spock
7 2 (0.93%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 49 (22.90%) Finance
2 20 (9.35%) Banking
3 13 (6.07%) Marketing
3 13 (6.07%) Retail
4 10 (4.67%) Law
5 9 (4.21%) Investment Banking
6 8 (3.74%) Telecoms
7 5 (2.34%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.40%) Billing
8 3 (1.40%) Electronics
9 2 (0.93%) Back Office
9 2 (0.93%) Legal
10 1 (0.47%) Brand Awareness
10 1 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 66 (30.84%) Architect
2 28 (13.08%) Solutions Architect
3 27 (12.62%) Enterprise Architect
4 26 (12.15%) IT Manager
5 23 (10.75%) DBA
5 23 (10.75%) SQL DBA
6 15 (7.01%) Administrator
6 15 (7.01%) Developer
7 11 (5.14%) Head of Architecture
8 10 (4.67%) Applications Architect
9 9 (4.21%) Analyst
9 9 (4.21%) Head of IT
9 9 (4.21%) Team Leader
10 8 (3.74%) Lead Developer
11 7 (3.27%) Software Developer
11 7 (3.27%) Systems Architect
12 6 (2.80%) Infrastructure Manager
12 6 (2.80%) SAP Architect
12 6 (2.80%) Security Engineer
12 6 (2.80%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (11.21%) .NET
2 11 (5.14%) ASP.NET
3 10 (4.67%) XML
4 9 (4.21%) Web Services
5 8 (3.74%) HTML
5 8 (3.74%) Spring
6 5 (2.34%) HTML5
6 5 (2.34%) XHTML
7 4 (1.87%) CSS
7 4 (1.87%) SGML
8 3 (1.40%) REST
9 2 (0.93%) GraphQL
9 2 (0.93%) JMS
9 2 (0.93%) RabbitMQ
9 2 (0.93%) RESTful
9 2 (0.93%) Spring Boot
9 2 (0.93%) Spring Integration
9 2 (0.93%) Velocity
10 1 (0.47%) LDAP
10 1 (0.47%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 26 (12.15%) Enterprise Software
2 11 (5.14%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (4.67%) User Experience
4 9 (4.21%) Data Centre
4 9 (4.21%) Management Information System
5 8 (3.74%) Clustering
5 8 (3.74%) Computer Science
5 8 (3.74%) Replication
6 7 (3.27%) Tandem
7 6 (2.80%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 4 (1.87%) Data Protection Act
8 4 (1.87%) Hybrid Cloud
8 4 (1.87%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.93%) PMI
9 2 (0.93%) Self-Motivation
9 2 (0.93%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.47%) Cyber Kill Chain
10 1 (0.47%) Enterprise Cloud
10 1 (0.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 1 (0.47%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 22 (10.28%) Windows
2 11 (5.14%) Windows Server
3 4 (1.87%) Unix
3 4 (1.87%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (1.87%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (1.40%) Linux
5 2 (0.93%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.47%) Android
6 1 (0.47%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (24.30%) ITIL
2 41 (19.16%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (15.89%) Project Management
4 32 (14.95%) Enterprise Architecture
5 25 (11.68%) Change Management
5 25 (11.68%) Performance Tuning
5 25 (11.68%) TOGAF
6 24 (11.21%) Service Management
7 22 (10.28%) Microservices
7 22 (10.28%) Server Building
8 21 (9.81%) Risk Management
9 19 (8.88%) Problem-Solving
10 18 (8.41%) Business Intelligence
10 18 (8.41%) CRM
10 18 (8.41%) Information Security
10 18 (8.41%) SOA
11 17 (7.94%) Business Continuity
12 16 (7.48%) Disaster Recovery
13 15 (7.01%) Business Transformation
13 15 (7.01%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 55 (25.70%) SQL
2 27 (12.62%) T-SQL
3 16 (7.48%) C#
4 14 (6.54%) Java
5 10 (4.67%) Python
6 8 (3.74%) Go
6 8 (3.74%) Ruby
7 2 (0.93%) JavaScript
7 2 (0.93%) PowerShell
7 2 (0.93%) VB.NET
7 2 (0.93%) VBScript
8 1 (0.47%) C
8 1 (0.47%) PHP
Qualifications
1 39 (18.22%) Degree
2 18 (8.41%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (3.74%) TOGAF Certification
4 4 (1.87%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 4 (1.87%) Security Cleared
5 3 (1.40%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (1.40%) PMI Certification
6 2 (0.93%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (0.93%) SANS
6 2 (0.93%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.47%) CAPM
7 1 (0.47%) CCIE
7 1 (0.47%) CCNA
7 1 (0.47%) CCNP
7 1 (0.47%) CISSP
7 1 (0.47%) CREST Certified
7 1 (0.47%) MCITP
7 1 (0.47%) MCTS
7 1 (0.47%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 7 (3.27%) SLA
2 6 (2.80%) GDPR
3 5 (2.34%) PCI DSS
4 4 (1.87%) QA
5 1 (0.47%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.47%) ISAE 3402
System Software
1 14 (6.54%) Active Directory
2 11 (5.14%) Docker
3 5 (2.34%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.87%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (1.40%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.47%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.47%) vSphere
6 1 (0.47%) XenApp
6 1 (0.47%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.47%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 9 (4.21%) Ansible
1 9 (4.21%) Grafana
1 9 (4.21%) Kubernetes
2 8 (3.74%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (2.80%) Consul
3 6 (2.80%) Docker Swarm
3 6 (2.80%) Graphite
3 6 (2.80%) Nagios
3 6 (2.80%) Opsview
3 6 (2.80%) Packer
3 6 (2.80%) Puppet
3 6 (2.80%) Salt
3 6 (2.80%) Terraform
3 6 (2.80%) ZABBIX
4 3 (1.40%) Kibana
4 3 (1.40%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (0.93%) SCCM
5 2 (0.93%) WSUS
6 1 (0.47%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.47%) SQL Sentry
Vendors
1 77 (35.98%) Microsoft
2 17 (7.94%) SAP
3 8 (3.74%) VMware
4 6 (2.80%) Google
4 6 (2.80%) Lumension
4 6 (2.80%) Sun
4 6 (2.80%) Symantec
5 5 (2.34%) Citrix
6 3 (1.40%) Cisco
7 2 (0.93%) AppDynamics
7 2 (0.93%) Cognizant
7 2 (0.93%) Splunk
7 2 (0.93%) TIBCO
8 1 (0.47%) Birst
8 1 (0.47%) Cadence
8 1 (0.47%) Infor
8 1 (0.47%) Palo Alto
8 1 (0.47%) RedGate
8 1 (0.47%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.47%) Teradata