Period
to 20 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for Strategic Thinking skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Strategic Thinking over the 6 months to 20 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Strategic Thinking
England > South East
6 months to
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 411 479 492
Rank change year-on-year +68 +13 -21
Permanent jobs citing Strategic Thinking 131 68 109
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.45% 0.24% 0.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.50% 0.26% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 87 51 62
South East median annual salary £52,500 £51,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.94% -1.90% +9.38%
10th Percentile £33,000 £29,000 £41,025
90th Percentile £81,250 £81,250 £77,500
England median annual salary £60,000 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year -4.00% +4.17% +9.09%

Strategic Thinking 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 South East with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South East
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 25,946 25,819 31,555
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 89.76% 89.46% 89.22%
Number of salaries quoted 21,392 21,279 26,261
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £71,250 £68,750 £68,750
England median annual salary £52,225 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.45% - +5.26%

Strategic Thinking
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Strategic Thinking as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Strategic Thinking in the South East

Strategic Thinking
Salary Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Strategic Thinking in the South East.

Salary trend for Strategic Thinking in the South East

Strategic Thinking
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Strategic Thinking in the South East over the 6 months to 20 October 2018.

Salary histogram for Strategic Thinking in the South East

Strategic Thinking
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Strategic Thinking within the South East region over the 6 months to 20 October 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
Thames Valley +85 104 £50,165 -33.11% 6
Berkshire +47 75 £55,000 +62.96% 4
Buckinghamshire +28 18 £42,500 -45.16% 1
Oxfordshire +4 11 £32,500 -31.58% 1
Hampshire -17 11 £67,500 +68.75%
Surrey +15 8 £70,000 +33.33% 3
East Sussex -8 5 £52,500 +31.25% 1
Strategic Thinking
England

For the 6 months to 20 October 2018, IT jobs citing Strategic Thinking 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 South East region with a requirement for Strategic Thinking.

1 60 (45.80%) Microsoft
2 36 (27.48%) Analytical Skills
3 34 (25.95%) Project Management
4 33 (25.19%) Service Management
5 32 (24.43%) Microsoft Azure
6 30 (22.90%) Finance
7 28 (21.37%) SQL Server
7 28 (21.37%) Agile Software Development
8 27 (20.61%) Degree
9 25 (19.08%) Continuous Improvement
10 24 (18.32%) Change Management
11 23 (17.56%) Microsoft Certification
11 23 (17.56%) SaaS
11 23 (17.56%) Creative Thinking
11 23 (17.56%) Problem-Solving
12 22 (16.79%) MCSE
13 19 (14.50%) Service Delivery
13 19 (14.50%) ITSM
13 19 (14.50%) Oracle
13 19 (14.50%) Microsoft Excel
14 18 (13.74%) ITIL
14 18 (13.74%) Matrix Management
15 17 (12.98%) Microsoft Office
15 17 (12.98%) Active Directory
15 17 (12.98%) Value Proposition
16 16 (12.21%) Analytics
16 16 (12.21%) PRINCE2
17 15 (11.45%) Logistics
17 15 (11.45%) Matrix Organization
18 14 (10.69%) Data Quality

Strategic Thinking
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 4 (3.05%) MS Exchange
1 4 (3.05%) Oracle Service Bus
2 2 (1.53%) Apache
2 2 (1.53%) Apache Solr
2 2 (1.53%) Confluence
2 2 (1.53%) nginx
2 2 (1.53%) OpenStack
2 2 (1.53%) Tomcat
Applications
1 19 (14.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 17 (12.98%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (3.05%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (1.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.53%) HFM
1 2 (1.53%) Hyperion Planning
2 1 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.76%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 32 (24.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (17.56%) SaaS
3 14 (10.69%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (8.40%) Azure Active Directory
4 11 (8.40%) PaaS
5 7 (5.34%) IBM Cloud
6 6 (4.58%) IaaS
7 4 (3.05%) Office 365
7 4 (3.05%) Serverless
8 2 (1.53%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.76%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 10 (7.63%) LAN
1 10 (7.63%) WAN
2 9 (6.87%) Firewall
3 3 (2.29%) Broadband
3 3 (2.29%) Network Security
3 3 (2.29%) Unified Communications
4 2 (1.53%) Internet
5 1 (0.76%) DHCP
5 1 (0.76%) DNS
5 1 (0.76%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (21.37%) SQL Server
2 8 (6.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 8 (6.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 8 (6.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (4.58%) MySQL
4 5 (3.82%) Power BI
4 5 (3.82%) Star Schema
5 4 (3.05%) Essbase
5 4 (3.05%) Oracle Smart View
6 3 (2.29%) Big Data
6 3 (2.29%) Oracle Database
6 3 (2.29%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (2.29%) Oracle Database 12c
6 3 (2.29%) QlikView
7 2 (1.53%) Amazon Redshift
7 2 (1.53%) InterSystems Cache
7 2 (1.53%) Looker
7 2 (1.53%) Oracle Exadata
7 2 (1.53%) Oracle ODI
7 2 (1.53%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (3.05%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (1.53%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.53%) Gradle
2 2 (1.53%) JIRA
2 2 (1.53%) Maven
2 2 (1.53%) Subversion
3 1 (0.76%) Visual Studio
General
1 30 (22.90%) Finance
2 13 (9.92%) Billing
3 12 (9.16%) Publishing
4 10 (7.63%) Banking
5 5 (3.82%) Games
6 3 (2.29%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.53%) Marketing
7 2 (1.53%) Retail
8 1 (0.76%) Law
8 1 (0.76%) Legal
Job Titles
1 21 (16.03%) Architect
2 17 (12.98%) Developer
3 15 (11.45%) Analyst
4 14 (10.69%) IT Manager
5 12 (9.16%) Buyer
6 10 (7.63%) Cloud Architect
7 9 (6.87%) IT Buyer
8 8 (6.11%) Development Manager
9 7 (5.34%) .NET Development Team Leader
9 7 (5.34%) .NET Team Leader
9 7 (5.34%) Development Team Leader
9 7 (5.34%) Lead Developer
9 7 (5.34%) Product Manager
9 7 (5.34%) Software Development Manager
9 7 (5.34%) Software Manager
9 7 (5.34%) Solutions Architect
9 7 (5.34%) Team Leader
10 6 (4.58%) ICT Director
10 6 (4.58%) Software Product Manager
10 6 (4.58%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (9.16%) .NET
2 11 (8.40%) Middleware
2 11 (8.40%) OAuth
2 11 (8.40%) SAML
3 7 (5.34%) JSON
4 6 (4.58%) LAMP
5 2 (1.53%) HTML
5 2 (1.53%) LAPP Stack
5 2 (1.53%) LEMP Stack
5 2 (1.53%) Node.js
6 1 (0.76%) COM
6 1 (0.76%) CSS
6 1 (0.76%) HTML5
6 1 (0.76%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 36 (27.48%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (9.92%) Management Information System
3 12 (9.16%) Computer Science
4 11 (8.40%) CESG
5 10 (7.63%) Self-Motivation
6 8 (6.11%) User Experience
7 7 (5.34%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (3.05%) Data Centre
8 4 (3.05%) Public Cloud
9 2 (1.53%) CMDB
9 2 (1.53%) Driving Licence
9 2 (1.53%) Mobile App
9 2 (1.53%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.76%) Clustering
10 1 (0.76%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.76%) Greenfield Project
10 1 (0.76%) IBM Mainframe
10 1 (0.76%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.76%) Replication
10 1 (0.76%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 5 (3.82%) Windows
2 2 (1.53%) CentOS
2 2 (1.53%) Linux
2 2 (1.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (1.53%) Ubuntu
2 2 (1.53%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (25.95%) Project Management
2 33 (25.19%) Service Management
3 28 (21.37%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (19.08%) Continuous Improvement
5 24 (18.32%) Change Management
6 23 (17.56%) Creative Thinking
6 23 (17.56%) Problem-Solving
7 19 (14.50%) ITSM
7 19 (14.50%) Service Delivery
8 18 (13.74%) ITIL
8 18 (13.74%) Matrix Management
9 17 (12.98%) Value Proposition
10 16 (12.21%) Analytics
10 16 (12.21%) PRINCE2
11 15 (11.45%) Logistics
11 15 (11.45%) Matrix Organization
12 13 (9.92%) Business Intelligence
12 13 (9.92%) Commercial Awareness
12 13 (9.92%) Critical Success Factor
12 13 (9.92%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (9.92%) Python
1 13 (9.92%) SQL
2 12 (9.16%) C#
3 9 (6.87%) PowerShell
4 7 (5.34%) VB.NET
5 6 (4.58%) T-SQL
6 5 (3.82%) C
6 5 (3.82%) JavaScript
7 4 (3.05%) Ruby
7 4 (3.05%) VBA
8 3 (2.29%) R
9 2 (1.53%) C++
9 2 (1.53%) Go
9 2 (1.53%) Java
9 2 (1.53%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 27 (20.61%) Degree
2 23 (17.56%) Microsoft Certification
3 22 (16.79%) MCSE
4 13 (9.92%) MCITP
5 12 (9.16%) Computer Science Degree
6 7 (5.34%) MCSD
7 4 (3.05%) MCSA
8 3 (2.29%) Security Cleared
9 2 (1.53%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.76%) CISM
10 1 (0.76%) CISSP
10 1 (0.76%) CRISC
10 1 (0.76%) MBA
10 1 (0.76%) MCTS
10 1 (0.76%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (10.69%) Data Quality
2 10 (7.63%) QA
3 8 (6.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (5.34%) SLA
5 4 (3.05%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 4 (3.05%) PMO
6 2 (1.53%) GDPR
7 1 (0.76%) COBIT
7 1 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.76%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 17 (12.98%) Active Directory
2 11 (8.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (6.87%) Hyper-V
4 4 (3.05%) Docker
5 1 (0.76%) NFS
5 1 (0.76%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.76%) VMware NSX
5 1 (0.76%) XenApp
5 1 (0.76%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (6.87%) Ansible
2 2 (1.53%) Nagios
2 2 (1.53%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.53%) Puppet
3 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (0.76%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (0.76%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 60 (45.80%) Microsoft
2 19 (14.50%) Oracle
3 11 (8.40%) VMware
4 7 (5.34%) Tableau
5 6 (4.58%) IBM
6 4 (3.05%) Cognizant
6 4 (3.05%) Hyperion
7 3 (2.29%) ServiceNow
8 2 (1.53%) BMC
8 2 (1.53%) CA
8 2 (1.53%) Peoplefluent
8 2 (1.53%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (1.53%) Teradata
9 1 (0.76%) Cisco
9 1 (0.76%) Citrix
9 1 (0.76%) CommVault
9 1 (0.76%) Dell
9 1 (0.76%) HP
9 1 (0.76%) Intel
9 1 (0.76%) Symantec