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The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Business Strategy skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Business Strategy over the 6 months to 10 August 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Business Strategy
UK
6 months to
10 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 165 210 249
Rank change year-on-year +45 +39 -53
Permanent jobs citing Business Strategy 4,157 1,919 866
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.44% 1.68% 1.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.55% 1.79% 1.45%
Number of salaries quoted 1,793 1,234 573
10th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £41,250
25th Percentile £49,500 £48,750 £51,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £66,045 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year -1.58% +1.61% +4.00%
75th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £82,500
90th Percentile £110,000 £102,500 £100,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £56,325 £57,864 £60,500
% change year-on-year -2.66% -4.36% +5.22%

Business 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 with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 162,861 107,406 59,927
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 95.78% 94.05% 93.06%
Number of salaries quoted 83,795 73,009 48,582
10th Percentile £34,000 £32,500 £32,500
25th Percentile £45,000 £42,500 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%
75th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £73,750
90th Percentile £96,965 £92,500 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%

Business Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Business Strategy as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Business Strategy in the UK

Business Strategy
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Business Strategy.

Salary trend for Business Strategy in the UK

Business Strategy
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Business Strategy over the 6 months to 10 August 2022.

Salary histogram for Business Strategy in the UK

Business Strategy
Top 18 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Business Strategy within the UK over the 6 months to 10 August 2022. 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
Jobs
England +61 3,684 £65,000 -3.70% 250
London +84 2,083 £82,750 +3.44% 102
UK excluding London +45 1,728 £56,325 -2.66% 164
Work from Home +46 1,588 £65,000 +0.78% 66
South East +110 541 £55,000 -16.72% 40
North of England -15 362 £56,000 +12.00% 40
Midlands +59 343 £55,000 -11.29% 30
West Midlands +75 282 £53,860 -19.91% 21
North West -21 214 £52,500 +5.00% 22
East of England +5 184 £62,500 +8.70% 19
Yorkshire +1 144 £60,000 +25.65% 14
South West -36 139 £60,000 - 18
Scotland -7 95 £75,000 +70.38% 13
Wales -3 64 £52,500 -12.50% 4
East Midlands -9 62 £56,485 +2.70% 9
Channel Islands -12 5 £84,000 +29.23%
North East -23 5 £45,000 +4.65% 4
Northern Ireland - 2 £60,500 -

For the 6 months to 10 August 2022, IT jobs citing Business 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 with a requirement for Business Strategy.

1 1,957 (47.08%) Agile
2 1,362 (32.76%) Social Skills
3 1,176 (28.29%) Finance
4 1,012 (24.34%) Degree
5 915 (22.01%) Analytics
6 827 (19.89%) Problem-Solving
7 787 (18.93%) Analytical Skills
8 748 (17.99%) Azure
9 684 (16.45%) AWS
10 673 (16.19%) SQL
11 660 (15.88%) IT Strategy
12 640 (15.40%) Python
13 638 (15.35%) Technology Strategy
14 590 (14.19%) Project Management
15 588 (14.14%) Stakeholder Management
16 571 (13.74%) Marketing
17 562 (13.52%) Mentoring
18 507 (12.20%) Microsoft
19 502 (12.08%) Software Engineering
20 501 (12.05%) Coaching
21 500 (12.03%) Product Management
22 495 (11.91%) Scrum
23 490 (11.79%) DevOps
24 480 (11.55%) Data Science
25 452 (10.87%) Java
26 434 (10.44%) Business Intelligence
27 426 (10.25%) Retail
28 402 (9.67%) Project Delivery
29 394 (9.48%) Decision-Making
30 388 (9.33%) Computer Science

Business Strategy
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 99 (2.38%) Confluence
2 84 (2.02%) SharePoint
3 77 (1.85%) Apache Spark
4 71 (1.71%) CMS
5 57 (1.37%) OpenStack
6 50 (1.20%) Apache Airflow
7 36 (0.87%) Apache
8 20 (0.48%) SAS
9 19 (0.46%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 18 (0.43%) Sitecore CMS
11 15 (0.36%) Jupyter
12 14 (0.34%) Headless CMS
12 14 (0.34%) WebSphere
13 13 (0.31%) Drupal
13 13 (0.31%) IIS
14 8 (0.19%) MS Exchange
14 8 (0.19%) Oracle Spatial
15 7 (0.17%) Kentico
15 7 (0.17%) NServiceBus
16 6 (0.14%) Apache Pulsar
Applications
1 247 (5.94%) Microsoft Excel
2 123 (2.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 109 (2.62%) Microsoft Office
4 47 (1.13%) MS Visio
5 34 (0.82%) Microsoft Project
6 29 (0.70%) InVision
7 25 (0.60%) Sketch
8 22 (0.53%) Adobe XD
8 22 (0.53%) Chatbot
9 21 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
10 20 (0.48%) Stata
11 13 (0.31%) Zeplin
12 11 (0.26%) Photoshop
13 10 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 10 (0.24%) SPSS
14 9 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
15 8 (0.19%) Adobe After Effects
15 8 (0.19%) InDesign
16 6 (0.14%) Pipeline Pilot
17 5 (0.12%) Campfire
Business Applications
1 57 (1.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 34 (0.82%) SessionCam
2 34 (0.82%) WebTrends
3 19 (0.46%) SAP S/4HANA
4 17 (0.41%) SAP ERP
5 16 (0.38%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 16 (0.38%) SAP CO
5 16 (0.38%) Social Studio
6 15 (0.36%) SAP FI
6 15 (0.36%) SAP FI/CO
7 12 (0.29%) Distributed Ledger
7 12 (0.29%) R3 Corda
8 10 (0.24%) Avolution ABACUS
9 9 (0.22%) JDE OneWorld
9 9 (0.22%) Oracle Financials
9 9 (0.22%) SAP MDG
10 8 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
11 5 (0.12%) SimCorp Dimension
12 4 (0.096%) Adobe Campaign
12 4 (0.096%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 748 (17.99%) Azure
2 684 (16.45%) AWS
3 349 (8.40%) GCP
4 324 (7.79%) SaaS
5 304 (7.31%) Power Platform
6 116 (2.79%) Microsoft 365
7 115 (2.77%) Serverless
8 87 (2.09%) Cloud Computing
9 80 (1.92%) Google Analytics
10 79 (1.90%) IaaS
11 77 (1.85%) GitHub
12 72 (1.73%) PaaS
13 68 (1.64%) Amazon EMR
14 60 (1.44%) Dynamics 365
15 52 (1.25%) Snowflake
16 48 (1.15%) AWS Lambda
17 47 (1.13%) Azure DevOps
18 45 (1.08%) Azure Data Factory
18 45 (1.08%) OpenShift
19 43 (1.03%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 70 (1.68%) Firewall
2 63 (1.52%) DNS
3 47 (1.13%) Network Security
4 44 (1.06%) WAN
5 43 (1.03%) DHCP
5 43 (1.03%) HTTP
6 41 (0.99%) Internet
7 30 (0.72%) Wi-Fi
8 28 (0.67%) TCP/IP
8 28 (0.67%) VPN
9 27 (0.65%) Broadband
10 25 (0.60%) Cisco IOS
11 23 (0.55%) Cisco ASA
12 22 (0.53%) SD-WAN
13 19 (0.46%) LAN
13 19 (0.46%) VoIP
14 15 (0.36%) Bluetooth
14 15 (0.36%) DSL
15 14 (0.34%) Calico
15 14 (0.34%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 300 (7.22%) Data Warehouse
2 283 (6.81%) Power BI
3 237 (5.70%) Big Data
4 218 (5.24%) SQL Server
5 157 (3.78%) Tableau
6 149 (3.58%) NoSQL
7 145 (3.49%) MySQL
8 143 (3.44%) Data Lake
9 121 (2.91%) MongoDB
10 106 (2.55%) PostgreSQL
11 95 (2.29%) Amazon Redshift
12 88 (2.12%) Relational Database
13 70 (1.68%) Data Mining
14 60 (1.44%) Hadoop
15 53 (1.27%) RDBMS
16 49 (1.18%) Metadata
16 49 (1.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 44 (1.06%) BigQuery
18 40 (0.96%) Amazon Athena
19 37 (0.89%) Electronic Patient Records
Development Applications
1 198 (4.76%) JIRA
2 186 (4.47%) Git (software)
3 75 (1.80%) Jenkins
4 60 (1.44%) GitLab
5 46 (1.11%) Selenium
6 39 (0.94%) JUnit
7 37 (0.89%) JMeter
8 30 (0.72%) Jasmine
9 25 (0.60%) Cucumber
10 24 (0.58%) Maven
10 24 (0.58%) Visual Studio
11 23 (0.55%) Mocha
12 20 (0.48%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 19 (0.46%) Burp Suite
14 17 (0.41%) Spinnaker
15 15 (0.36%) CircleCI
15 15 (0.36%) ClearCase
15 15 (0.36%) CppUnit
16 14 (0.34%) Travis CI
17 12 (0.29%) Bitbucket
General
1 1,362 (32.76%) Social Skills
2 1,176 (28.29%) Finance
3 787 (18.93%) Analytical Skills
4 571 (13.74%) Marketing
5 426 (10.25%) Retail
6 310 (7.46%) Inclusion and Diversity
7 279 (6.71%) Presentation Skills
8 262 (6.30%) Banking
9 258 (6.21%) Influencing Skills
10 239 (5.75%) Legal
11 167 (4.02%) Public Sector
12 121 (2.91%) Law
13 115 (2.77%) Organisational Skills
14 113 (2.72%) Games
15 108 (2.60%) Advertising
16 103 (2.48%) Automotive
17 89 (2.14%) Manufacturing
18 86 (2.07%) Pharmaceutical
19 85 (2.04%) Telecoms
20 72 (1.73%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 735 (17.68%) Architect
2 540 (12.99%) Analyst
3 353 (8.49%) Developer
4 286 (6.88%) Solutions Architect
5 253 (6.09%) Business Analyst
6 176 (4.23%) Product Manager
7 153 (3.68%) Software Engineer
8 148 (3.56%) Product Owner
9 146 (3.51%) Senior Manager
10 145 (3.49%) Enterprise Architect
11 133 (3.20%) Project Manager
12 120 (2.89%) Senior Developer
13 107 (2.57%) Data Engineer
14 105 (2.53%) IT Manager
15 98 (2.36%) Data Architect
15 98 (2.36%) Designer
16 97 (2.33%) Business Manager
17 93 (2.24%) Consultant
18 89 (2.14%) Java Developer
19 82 (1.97%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 212 (5.10%) React
2 186 (4.47%) .NET
3 164 (3.95%) AngularJS
4 150 (3.61%) REST
5 149 (3.58%) Node.js
6 140 (3.37%) HTML
7 130 (3.13%) Spring Boot
8 129 (3.10%) Kafka
9 128 (3.08%) Spring
10 124 (2.98%) CSS
11 91 (2.19%) RESTful
12 69 (1.66%) .NET Core
13 56 (1.35%) Web Services
14 53 (1.27%) JSON
14 53 (1.27%) SOAP
14 53 (1.27%) Velocity
15 51 (1.23%) GraphQL
16 48 (1.15%) XML
17 42 (1.01%) Jest
18 36 (0.87%) scikit-learn
Miscellaneous
1 330 (7.94%) User Experience
2 259 (6.23%) Management Information System
3 223 (5.36%) Enterprise Software
4 184 (4.43%) Self-Motivation
5 136 (3.27%) Public Cloud
6 135 (3.25%) Data Structures
7 116 (2.79%) Virtual Team
8 111 (2.67%) Cloud Native
9 103 (2.48%) Mobile App
10 102 (2.45%) Algorithms
11 95 (2.29%) Data Centre
12 78 (1.88%) Blog
13 62 (1.49%) IoT
13 62 (1.49%) Social Media
14 42 (1.01%) Greenfield Project
15 36 (0.87%) Marketing Technology
16 34 (0.82%) Augmented Reality
17 30 (0.72%) PMI
18 29 (0.70%) Linux Command Line
19 26 (0.63%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 141 (3.39%) Linux
2 140 (3.37%) Windows
3 73 (1.76%) Android
4 64 (1.54%) Apple iOS
5 58 (1.40%) Windows Server
6 23 (0.55%) Unix
7 20 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 11 (0.26%) Windows 10
9 10 (0.24%) Kali Linux
10 5 (0.12%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (0.12%) zOS
11 4 (0.096%) Embedded Linux
11 4 (0.096%) HPUX
11 4 (0.096%) SUSE
11 4 (0.096%) Windows Server 2016
12 3 (0.072%) Solaris
12 3 (0.072%) Ubuntu
12 3 (0.072%) VMS
12 3 (0.072%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,957 (47.08%) Agile
2 915 (22.01%) Analytics
3 827 (19.89%) Problem-Solving
4 660 (15.88%) IT Strategy
5 638 (15.35%) Technology Strategy
6 590 (14.19%) Project Management
7 588 (14.14%) Stakeholder Management
8 562 (13.52%) Mentoring
9 502 (12.08%) Software Engineering
10 501 (12.05%) Coaching
11 500 (12.03%) Product Management
12 495 (11.91%) Scrum
13 490 (11.79%) DevOps
14 480 (11.55%) Data Science
15 434 (10.44%) Business Intelligence
16 402 (9.67%) Project Delivery
17 394 (9.48%) Decision-Making
18 388 (9.33%) Computer Science
19 348 (8.37%) Data Modelling
20 345 (8.30%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 673 (16.19%) SQL
2 640 (15.40%) Python
3 452 (10.87%) Java
4 357 (8.59%) JavaScript
5 176 (4.23%) C#
6 127 (3.06%) R
7 103 (2.48%) C
8 97 (2.33%) Scala
9 92 (2.21%) Ruby
10 79 (1.90%) PowerShell
11 67 (1.61%) Bash
11 67 (1.61%) T-SQL
12 54 (1.30%) Go
13 50 (1.20%) TypeScript
14 43 (1.03%) PHP
15 34 (0.82%) C++
16 30 (0.72%) Kotlin
17 27 (0.65%) VB.NET
18 26 (0.63%) ES6
19 23 (0.55%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 1,012 (24.34%) Degree
2 160 (3.85%) Computer Science Degree
3 120 (2.89%) Master's Degree
4 81 (1.95%) Security Cleared
5 72 (1.73%) SC Cleared
6 70 (1.68%) TOGAF Certification
7 61 (1.47%) CISSP
8 54 (1.30%) ISEB
9 52 (1.25%) Numerate Degree
10 51 (1.23%) PMI Certification
11 49 (1.18%) CISA
12 47 (1.13%) ITIL Certification
13 46 (1.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 43 (1.03%) CISM
15 40 (0.96%) Cisco Certification
16 32 (0.77%) Microsoft Certification
17 26 (0.63%) MBA
18 24 (0.58%) PMP
19 23 (0.55%) CCIE
20 22 (0.53%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 225 (5.41%) QA
2 119 (2.86%) Data Quality
3 114 (2.74%) GDPR
4 70 (1.68%) PMO
5 69 (1.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 53 (1.27%) SLA
7 36 (0.87%) PCI DSS
8 31 (0.75%) NIST
9 29 (0.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 26 (0.63%) Actionable Recommendations
11 23 (0.55%) Accessibility
12 21 (0.51%) COBIT
12 21 (0.51%) NCSC
13 17 (0.41%) GRC
14 14 (0.34%) ISO 31000
15 13 (0.31%) ISO 22301
16 12 (0.29%) Cyber Essentials
17 9 (0.22%) SOC 2
18 8 (0.19%) GxP
19 6 (0.14%) MiFID
System Software
1 273 (6.57%) Docker
2 103 (2.48%) Active Directory
3 62 (1.49%) VMware Infrastructure
4 21 (0.51%) Firmware
5 17 (0.41%) vSphere
6 16 (0.38%) Virtual Machines
7 10 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (0.14%) HDFS
8 6 (0.14%) Virtual Desktop
9 5 (0.12%) Time Sharing Option
9 5 (0.12%) Virtual Servers
10 4 (0.096%) Hyper-V
11 3 (0.072%) VMware Workstation
12 2 (0.048%) Ceph
12 2 (0.048%) DFS Replication
12 2 (0.048%) flannel
12 2 (0.048%) Gluster
12 2 (0.048%) IAG
12 2 (0.048%) NFS
12 2 (0.048%) Veritas File System
Systems Management
1 303 (7.29%) Kubernetes
2 76 (1.83%) Ansible
3 65 (1.56%) Terraform
4 28 (0.67%) Microsoft Intune
4 28 (0.67%) SCCM
5 22 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
6 21 (0.51%) Puppet
7 20 (0.48%) Salt
8 17 (0.41%) Packer
9 15 (0.36%) Grafana
10 14 (0.34%) Graphite
10 14 (0.34%) Prometheus
10 14 (0.34%) StatsD
11 9 (0.22%) Pingdom
11 9 (0.22%) Single Sign-On
11 9 (0.22%) SolarWinds Orion
12 7 (0.17%) Control-M
12 7 (0.17%) HP Quality Center
13 6 (0.14%) CASB
14 4 (0.096%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 507 (12.20%) Microsoft
2 255 (6.13%) Google
3 199 (4.79%) Salesforce.com
4 177 (4.26%) Oracle
5 125 (3.01%) SAP
6 114 (2.74%) Cisco
7 99 (2.38%) Adobe
8 97 (2.33%) VMware
9 69 (1.66%) Databricks
10 58 (1.40%) ServiceNow
11 51 (1.23%) Workday
12 41 (0.99%) Alteryx
12 41 (0.99%) Atlassian
13 37 (0.89%) Facebook
14 36 (0.87%) Palo Alto
15 35 (0.84%) Sage
16 34 (0.82%) FIS
16 34 (0.82%) Hotjar
16 34 (0.82%) Tealeaf
16 34 (0.82%) Tealium