Period
to 22 April 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Data Strategy skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Data Strategy over the 6 months to 22 April 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Data Strategy
UK
6 months to
22 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 622 721 756
Rank change year-on-year +99 +35 +98
Permanent jobs citing Data Strategy 556 511 467
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.37% 0.29% 0.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.41% 0.31% 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 425 407 357
UK median annual salary £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.69% +4.00%
10th Percentile £41,750 £41,550 £38,250
90th Percentile £111,250 £102,500 £100,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year - +8.33% +9.09%

Data 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 136,174 162,888 156,532
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.70% 91.82% 91.38%
Number of salaries quoted 106,683 132,094 128,906
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,000 £27,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

Data Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Data Strategy as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Data Strategy in the UK

Data Strategy
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Data Strategy.

Salary trend for Data Strategy in the UK

Data Strategy
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Data Strategy over the 6 months to 22 April 2019.

Salary histogram for Data Strategy in the UK

Data Strategy
Top 14 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Data Strategy within the UK over the 6 months to 22 April 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
England +109 534 £70,000 - 27
London +88 281 £80,000 +3.23% 14
UK excluding London +97 273 £65,000 - 15
South East +56 111 £72,500 +7.81% 5
North of England -2 55 £55,000 -18.52% 4
South West +42 47 £60,500 -28.82% 2
North West +25 32 £64,500 -19.38% 1
Midlands +38 31 £55,000 -4.35% 1
Yorkshire -15 23 £42,500 -22.73% 3
West Midlands +23 19 £55,000 -6.38%
East Midlands +28 12 £57,000 -0.87% 1
Wales +25 12 £63,500 +23.30% 1
Scotland +15 9 £46,500 -25.00% 1
East of England +68 8 £70,000 +55.56% 1

For the 6 months to 22 April 2019, IT jobs citing Data 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 Data Strategy.

1 212 (38.13%) Agile Software Development
2 202 (36.33%) Data Modelling
3 191 (34.35%) Analytics
4 189 (33.99%) Data Warehouse
5 187 (33.63%) SQL
6 174 (31.29%) Business Intelligence
7 157 (28.24%) Finance
8 154 (27.70%) Data Architecture
9 141 (25.36%) Big Data
10 124 (22.30%) Data Governance
11 119 (21.40%) Data Management
12 118 (21.22%) Data Quality
13 110 (19.78%) Analytical Skills
14 107 (19.24%) Python
15 106 (19.06%) Data Lake
16 105 (18.88%) Data Science
17 100 (17.99%) Microsoft Azure
18 98 (17.63%) Visualisation
19 97 (17.45%) ETL
20 90 (16.19%) SQL Server
21 87 (15.65%) Degree
22 82 (14.75%) Microsoft
23 81 (14.57%) Data Analysis
24 77 (13.85%) Hadoop
25 74 (13.31%) Tableau
26 73 (13.13%) Banking
27 72 (12.95%) Decision-Making
28 67 (12.05%) Stakeholder Management
28 67 (12.05%) Machine Learning
29 64 (11.51%) SQL Server Integration Services

Data 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 49 (8.81%) Apache Spark
2 18 (3.24%) Apache Pig
3 16 (2.88%) Apache Solr
3 16 (2.88%) Elasticsearch
4 13 (2.34%) SAS
5 8 (1.44%) Apache
6 4 (0.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 3 (0.54%) SharePoint
8 2 (0.36%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 2 (0.36%) JBoss
8 2 (0.36%) Jetty
8 2 (0.36%) nginx
9 1 (0.18%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 24 (4.32%) Microsoft Excel
2 19 (3.42%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (1.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (1.26%) SPSS
5 6 (1.08%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.72%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.72%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.72%) Stata
Business Applications
1 5 (0.90%) Dynamics AX
1 5 (0.90%) Dynamics GP
1 5 (0.90%) Dynamics NAV
1 5 (0.90%) Infor SunSystems
1 5 (0.90%) NetSuite
2 4 (0.72%) FastStats
3 3 (0.54%) Adobe Campaign
3 3 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.54%) Unica
4 2 (0.36%) Eloqua
4 2 (0.36%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 2 (0.36%) SAP CRM
4 2 (0.36%) SAP IS-U
4 2 (0.36%) Unit4 Business World
5 1 (0.18%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 100 (17.99%) Microsoft Azure
2 56 (10.07%) Amazon AWS
3 37 (6.65%) Google Cloud Platform
4 12 (2.16%) Serverless
5 11 (1.98%) PaaS
6 10 (1.80%) Amazon Kinesis
6 10 (1.80%) AWS Lambda
7 9 (1.62%) Data Lake Analytics
8 8 (1.44%) Azure Machine Learning
9 7 (1.26%) Azure Data Factory
9 7 (1.26%) Google Analytics
10 5 (0.90%) Amazon S3
11 4 (0.72%) GitHub
11 4 (0.72%) SaaS
12 3 (0.54%) Adobe Analytics
12 3 (0.54%) AdWords
13 2 (0.36%) Google Tag Manager
13 2 (0.36%) IaaS
14 1 (0.18%) OpenShift
14 1 (0.18%) SmartFocus
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.54%) Broadband
2 2 (0.36%) Internet
2 2 (0.36%) SMS
2 2 (0.36%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 189 (33.99%) Data Warehouse
2 141 (25.36%) Big Data
3 106 (19.06%) Data Lake
4 90 (16.19%) SQL Server
5 77 (13.85%) Hadoop
6 64 (11.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 56 (10.07%) Power BI
8 49 (8.81%) NoSQL
9 44 (7.91%) Apache Hive
9 44 (7.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 33 (5.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 29 (5.22%) Relational Database
12 25 (4.50%) BigQuery
13 22 (3.96%) Amazon Redshift
13 22 (3.96%) Apache Cassandra
13 22 (3.96%) HBase
14 19 (3.42%) Couchbase
15 18 (3.24%) MySQL
16 17 (3.06%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
16 17 (3.06%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 14 (2.52%) ERwin
2 8 (1.44%) JIRA
3 6 (1.08%) ER Studio
4 5 (0.90%) Git (software)
5 3 (0.54%) Jenkins
5 3 (0.54%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 3 (0.54%) TeamCity
6 2 (0.36%) Ant
6 2 (0.36%) Eclipse
6 2 (0.36%) Hudson
6 2 (0.36%) Maven
6 2 (0.36%) Rational Rose
7 1 (0.18%) Cucumber
General
1 157 (28.24%) Finance
2 73 (13.13%) Banking
3 62 (11.15%) Marketing
4 54 (9.71%) Retail
5 19 (3.42%) Legal
5 19 (3.42%) Telecoms
6 8 (1.44%) Investment Banking
6 8 (1.44%) Retail Banking
7 5 (0.90%) Corporate Banking
7 5 (0.90%) Publishing
8 4 (0.72%) Games
8 4 (0.72%) Law
9 3 (0.54%) Automotive
9 3 (0.54%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.36%) Local Government
10 2 (0.36%) Music Industry
10 2 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.18%) Advertising
11 1 (0.18%) Back Office
11 1 (0.18%) Retail Finance
Job Titles
1 168 (30.22%) Architect
2 127 (22.84%) Data Architect
3 81 (14.57%) Analyst
4 62 (11.15%) Data Analyst
5 55 (9.89%) Data Manager
6 44 (7.91%) Developer
7 31 (5.58%) Enterprise Architect
8 29 (5.22%) Data Warehouse Developer
9 28 (5.04%) Data Engineer
10 26 (4.68%) Consultant
10 26 (4.68%) Senior Architect
10 26 (4.68%) Solutions Architect
11 23 (4.14%) Cloud Architect
12 22 (3.96%) Senior Enterprise Architect
13 20 (3.60%) SQL Developer
14 19 (3.42%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 19 (3.42%) Senior Analyst
15 18 (3.24%) Head of Strategy
15 18 (3.24%) SQL Analyst
16 17 (3.06%) Data Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (5.40%) Kafka
2 20 (3.60%) .NET
3 10 (1.80%) Web Services
3 10 (1.80%) XML
4 7 (1.26%) JSON
5 5 (0.90%) Apache NiFi
5 5 (0.90%) Natural Language Processing
6 4 (0.72%) HTML
7 3 (0.54%) ASP.NET
7 3 (0.54%) Keras
7 3 (0.54%) RESTful
7 3 (0.54%) scikit-learn
7 3 (0.54%) TensorFlow
8 2 (0.36%) .NET Framework
8 2 (0.36%) HTML5
8 2 (0.36%) jQuery
8 2 (0.36%) LESS
8 2 (0.36%) Node.js
8 2 (0.36%) Redux
8 2 (0.36%) Scalaz
Miscellaneous
1 110 (19.78%) Analytical Skills
2 54 (9.71%) Management Information System
3 25 (4.50%) Data Structures
4 20 (3.60%) Reference Data
5 18 (3.24%) Greenfield Project
6 16 (2.88%) Cloud Native
7 12 (2.16%) Algorithms
8 11 (1.98%) Self-Motivation
9 7 (1.26%) Analytical Mindset
9 7 (1.26%) Fintech
9 7 (1.26%) Reinsurance
10 6 (1.08%) Digital Media
10 6 (1.08%) Mobile App
10 6 (1.08%) Taxonomies
10 6 (1.08%) User Experience
11 5 (0.90%) Hedge funds
11 5 (0.90%) Hybrid Cloud
11 5 (0.90%) Virtual Team
12 4 (0.72%) FMCG
13 2 (0.36%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 11 (1.98%) Linux
2 6 (1.08%) Windows
3 5 (0.90%) Unix
4 4 (0.72%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 212 (38.13%) Agile Software Development
2 202 (36.33%) Data Modelling
3 191 (34.35%) Analytics
4 174 (31.29%) Business Intelligence
5 154 (27.70%) Data Architecture
6 124 (22.30%) Data Governance
7 119 (21.40%) Data Management
8 105 (18.88%) Data Science
9 98 (17.63%) Visualisation
10 97 (17.45%) ETL
11 81 (14.57%) Data Analysis
12 72 (12.95%) Decision-Making
13 67 (12.05%) Machine Learning
13 67 (12.05%) Stakeholder Management
14 62 (11.15%) Problem-Solving
15 60 (10.79%) Project Management
16 58 (10.43%) Data Analytics
17 55 (9.89%) Computer Science
18 53 (9.53%) Enterprise Architecture
19 51 (9.17%) IT Strategy
Programming Languages
1 187 (33.63%) SQL
2 107 (19.24%) Python
3 62 (11.15%) R
4 40 (7.19%) T-SQL
5 39 (7.01%) Java
6 32 (5.76%) Scala
7 27 (4.86%) C#
8 12 (2.16%) PowerShell
9 11 (1.98%) HiveQL
9 11 (1.98%) PHP
10 9 (1.62%) JavaScript
11 8 (1.44%) PL/SQL
11 8 (1.44%) VB
12 5 (0.90%) C
13 4 (0.72%) Cypher
13 4 (0.72%) VBA
14 2 (0.36%) ABAP
14 2 (0.36%) VB.NET
14 2 (0.36%) VBScript
15 1 (0.18%) C++
Qualifications
1 87 (15.65%) Degree
2 23 (4.14%) TOGAF Certification
3 12 (2.16%) Computer Science Degree
4 9 (1.62%) Numerate Degree
4 9 (1.62%) PhD
5 7 (1.26%) Master's Degree
6 5 (0.90%) SC Cleared
6 5 (0.90%) Security Cleared
7 4 (0.72%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (0.54%) ISEB
9 1 (0.18%) MBA
9 1 (0.18%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.18%) PMP
9 1 (0.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 118 (21.22%) Data Quality
2 41 (7.37%) GDPR
3 35 (6.29%) QA
4 8 (1.44%) PCI DSS
5 7 (1.26%) Solvency II
6 5 (0.90%) ISO 20022
7 3 (0.54%) SLA
8 1 (0.18%) Actionable Recommendations
8 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.18%) PMO
System Software
1 16 (2.88%) Apache Flume
2 10 (1.80%) HDFS
3 2 (0.36%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.36%) Docker
3 2 (0.36%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 16 (2.88%) Oozie
2 15 (2.70%) Hadoop YARN
3 4 (0.72%) Control-M
4 2 (0.36%) Kubernetes
4 2 (0.36%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.18%) Kibana
5 1 (0.18%) logstash
5 1 (0.18%) Packer
5 1 (0.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.18%) Terraform
Vendors
1 82 (14.75%) Microsoft
2 74 (13.31%) Tableau
3 44 (7.91%) Oracle
4 41 (7.37%) Informatica
5 37 (6.65%) SAP
6 32 (5.76%) Google
7 28 (5.04%) Hortonworks
8 27 (4.86%) Teradata
9 18 (3.24%) Cloudera
10 16 (2.88%) Databricks
11 15 (2.70%) MapR
12 11 (1.98%) IBM
13 10 (1.80%) Ab Initio
14 9 (1.62%) BT
14 9 (1.62%) Workday
15 8 (1.44%) Aprimo
15 8 (1.44%) Salesforce.com
15 8 (1.44%) Talend
16 7 (1.26%) Alteryx
16 7 (1.26%) Cognos