Period
to 19 August 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 19 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Strategic Thinking
England > South East
6 months to
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 392 465 485
Rank change year-on-year +73 +20 -8
Permanent jobs citing Strategic Thinking 146 86 132
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.49% 0.29% 0.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.55% 0.33% 0.40%
Number of salaries quoted 87 70 87
South East median annual salary £58,500 £57,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.63% +3.64% +10.00%
10th Percentile £33,000 £29,750 £34,950
90th Percentile £78,500 £84,125 £82,750
England median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +4.17% - +11.11%

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 26,495 26,120 32,884
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 89.57% 89.06% 89.08%
Number of salaries quoted 21,872 21,613 27,545
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,000 £27,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £68,750 £68,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 19 August 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 19 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
Thames Valley +88 119 £55,000 -15.38% 8
Berkshire +63 84 £62,500 +9.65% 8
Buckinghamshire +15 22 £47,500 -38.71%
Surrey +18 18 £63,750 +18.06% 2
Oxfordshire +10 13 £32,500 -50.00%
Hampshire -17 6 £75,000 +76.47%
East Sussex -18 2 - - 2
Middlesex +11 1 - -
Strategic Thinking
England

For the 6 months to 19 August 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 86 (58.90%) Microsoft
2 62 (42.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 50 (34.25%) SQL Server
4 40 (27.40%) Microsoft Certification
5 39 (26.71%) Oracle
5 39 (26.71%) MCSE
6 38 (26.03%) Agile Software Development
7 36 (24.66%) Project Management
8 35 (23.97%) Middleware
9 34 (23.29%) Analytical Skills
10 30 (20.55%) Service Management
10 30 (20.55%) Firewall
11 29 (19.86%) Problem-Solving
12 28 (19.18%) Creative Thinking
12 28 (19.18%) LAN
13 27 (18.49%) Enterprise Architecture
13 27 (18.49%) IBM Cloud
14 26 (17.81%) WAN
14 26 (17.81%) Publishing
15 25 (17.12%) VMware
15 25 (17.12%) VMware Infrastructure
15 25 (17.12%) Hyper-V
16 24 (16.44%) Active Directory
17 23 (15.75%) Python
17 23 (15.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
18 22 (15.07%) Logistics
18 22 (15.07%) Change Management
18 22 (15.07%) IBM
19 21 (14.38%) Scrum
19 21 (14.38%) Amazon AWS

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 20 (13.70%) Oracle Service Bus
2 3 (2.05%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.68%) CMS
3 1 (0.68%) WordPress
Applications
1 14 (9.59%) Microsoft Excel
1 14 (9.59%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (3.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (2.74%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 4 (2.74%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.68%) InVision
4 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.68%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (1.37%) HFM
1 2 (1.37%) Hyperion Planning
2 1 (0.68%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 62 (42.47%) Microsoft Azure
2 27 (18.49%) IBM Cloud
3 21 (14.38%) Amazon AWS
4 18 (12.33%) SaaS
5 17 (11.64%) PaaS
6 11 (7.53%) Azure Active Directory
7 6 (4.11%) IaaS
8 5 (3.42%) Office 365
9 4 (2.74%) Serverless
10 3 (2.05%) Flurry Analytics
10 3 (2.05%) Google Analytics
10 3 (2.05%) Slack
11 2 (1.37%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 30 (20.55%) Firewall
2 28 (19.18%) LAN
3 26 (17.81%) WAN
4 9 (6.16%) DHCP
4 9 (6.16%) DNS
4 9 (6.16%) SAN
5 4 (2.74%) Internet
6 3 (2.05%) Skype
6 3 (2.05%) Wireless
7 2 (1.37%) BGP
7 2 (1.37%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (1.37%) Ethernet
7 2 (1.37%) HSRP
7 2 (1.37%) Network Security
7 2 (1.37%) OSPF
7 2 (1.37%) RIP
7 2 (1.37%) SNMP
7 2 (1.37%) Unified Communications
7 2 (1.37%) VLAN
7 2 (1.37%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (34.25%) SQL Server
2 11 (7.53%) Oracle Database
2 11 (7.53%) Oracle Database 11g
2 11 (7.53%) Oracle Database 12c
3 10 (6.85%) Big Data
4 6 (4.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 6 (4.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (4.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (3.42%) Star Schema
6 4 (2.74%) Essbase
6 4 (2.74%) Oracle Smart View
7 2 (1.37%) MySQL
7 2 (1.37%) Oracle ODI
7 2 (1.37%) Power BI
7 2 (1.37%) QlikView
8 1 (0.68%) Data Lake
8 1 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (0.68%) OLAP
8 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 3 (2.05%) JIRA
2 2 (1.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (1.37%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.68%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 1 (0.68%) Visual Studio
General
1 26 (17.81%) Publishing
2 20 (13.70%) Finance
3 11 (7.53%) Billing
4 10 (6.85%) Banking
5 5 (3.42%) Marketing
6 4 (2.74%) Retail
7 3 (2.05%) Advertising
7 3 (2.05%) Legal
7 3 (2.05%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.68%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 41 (28.08%) Architect
2 26 (17.81%) Cloud Architect
3 15 (10.27%) .NET Development Team Leader
3 15 (10.27%) .NET Team Leader
3 15 (10.27%) Development Team Leader
3 15 (10.27%) Solutions Architect
3 15 (10.27%) Team Leader
4 14 (9.59%) Analyst
4 14 (9.59%) IT Manager
5 11 (7.53%) Cloud Solutions Architect
6 9 (6.16%) Buyer
6 9 (6.16%) Data Centre Architect
6 9 (6.16%) Infrastructure Architect
6 9 (6.16%) Project Manager
6 9 (6.16%) Virtualisation Architect
7 8 (5.48%) Automation Architect
7 8 (5.48%) Developer
7 8 (5.48%) Software Analyst
7 8 (5.48%) Software Test Analyst
7 8 (5.48%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (23.97%) Middleware
2 19 (13.01%) JSON
3 16 (10.96%) .NET
4 11 (7.53%) OAuth
4 11 (7.53%) SAML
5 4 (2.74%) LAMP
6 2 (1.37%) HTML
7 1 (0.68%) COM
7 1 (0.68%) CSS
7 1 (0.68%) HTML5
7 1 (0.68%) Node.js
7 1 (0.68%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 34 (23.29%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (12.33%) Self-Motivation
3 15 (10.27%) Enterprise Software
4 13 (8.90%) Computer Science
5 12 (8.22%) Management Information System
6 11 (7.53%) CESG
6 11 (7.53%) Public Cloud
7 9 (6.16%) Data Centre
7 9 (6.16%) IBM Mainframe
7 9 (6.16%) Mainframe
8 8 (5.48%) User Experience
9 3 (2.05%) Mobile App
10 2 (1.37%) Client/Server
10 2 (1.37%) CMDB
10 2 (1.37%) Virtual Team
10 2 (1.37%) Wiki
11 1 (0.68%) Clustering
11 1 (0.68%) Greenfield Project
11 1 (0.68%) Replication
11 1 (0.68%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 5 (3.42%) Windows
2 2 (1.37%) Windows Server
3 1 (0.68%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (26.03%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (24.66%) Project Management
3 30 (20.55%) Service Management
4 29 (19.86%) Problem-Solving
5 28 (19.18%) Creative Thinking
6 27 (18.49%) Enterprise Architecture
7 22 (15.07%) Change Management
7 22 (15.07%) Logistics
8 21 (14.38%) Continuous Improvement
8 21 (14.38%) Scrum
9 19 (13.01%) Build Automation
9 19 (13.01%) Configuration Management
10 18 (12.33%) ITIL
11 17 (11.64%) Migration
11 17 (11.64%) Test Automation
12 16 (10.96%) Analytics
12 16 (10.96%) Service Delivery
13 15 (10.27%) Data Migration
13 15 (10.27%) ITSM
13 15 (10.27%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 23 (15.75%) Python
2 19 (13.01%) PowerShell
3 16 (10.96%) C#
4 15 (10.27%) VB.NET
5 8 (5.48%) SQL
6 6 (4.11%) T-SQL
7 4 (2.74%) JavaScript
8 2 (1.37%) C
8 2 (1.37%) R
9 1 (0.68%) VBA
Qualifications
1 40 (27.40%) Microsoft Certification
2 39 (26.71%) MCSE
3 17 (11.64%) Degree
4 15 (10.27%) MCSD
5 13 (8.90%) Computer Science Degree
5 13 (8.90%) MCITP
6 12 (8.22%) MCSA
7 5 (3.42%) Security Cleared
8 4 (2.74%) CISM
8 4 (2.74%) CISSP
9 3 (2.05%) CRISC
9 3 (2.05%) SC Cleared
10 2 (1.37%) CIPD
10 2 (1.37%) CISA
10 2 (1.37%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (1.37%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.68%) LPIC
11 1 (0.68%) MCTS
11 1 (0.68%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.68%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (15.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (7.53%) Data Quality
3 8 (5.48%) QA
4 7 (4.79%) SLA
5 4 (2.74%) GDPR
5 4 (2.74%) PCI DSS
6 3 (2.05%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 3 (2.05%) PMO
7 2 (1.37%) ISAE 3402
8 1 (0.68%) COBIT
8 1 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 25 (17.12%) Hyper-V
1 25 (17.12%) VMware Infrastructure
2 24 (16.44%) Active Directory
3 9 (6.16%) NFS
3 9 (6.16%) VMware ESXi
3 9 (6.16%) VMware NSX
4 2 (1.37%) Docker
5 1 (0.68%) XenApp
5 1 (0.68%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 19 (13.01%) Ansible
2 9 (6.16%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 9 (6.16%) vCenter Server
3 2 (1.37%) AirWatch
3 2 (1.37%) Nagios
4 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 86 (58.90%) Microsoft
2 39 (26.71%) Oracle
3 25 (17.12%) VMware
4 22 (15.07%) IBM
5 9 (6.16%) Actifio
5 9 (6.16%) CommVault
5 9 (6.16%) Intel
5 9 (6.16%) Veeam
6 6 (4.11%) Cognizant
7 5 (3.42%) Google
8 4 (2.74%) Hyperion
8 4 (2.74%) Tableau
9 3 (2.05%) Adobe
9 3 (2.05%) Capita
9 3 (2.05%) comScore
9 3 (2.05%) Dell
9 3 (2.05%) Facebook
9 3 (2.05%) HP
9 3 (2.05%) Optimizely
9 3 (2.05%) Twitter