Period
to 15 December 2017

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 15 December 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Data Strategy
UK
6 months to
15 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 718 709 761
Rank change year-on-year -9 +52 +205
Permanent jobs citing Data Strategy 529 548 599
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.29% 0.30% 0.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.33% 0.33% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 457 420 470
UK median annual salary £65,000 £72,500 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.34% +11.54% -
10th Percentile £41,250 £44,750 £37,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £100,000 £102,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £61,000 £60,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +1.67% +20.00% -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 161400 165744 191557
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.94% 89.45% 88.90%
Number of salaries quoted 127986 137384 158493
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,232 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 15 December 2017.

Salary histogram for Data Strategy in the UK

Data Strategy
Top 15 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 15 December 2017. 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 +25 508 £65,000 -10.34% 42
UK excluding London +71 282 £61,000 +1.67% 25
London -50 232 £67,500 -15.63% 18
North of England +44 98 £65,000 - 9
South East +80 88 £65,000 -13.33% 8
Yorkshire +58 51 £52,500 -30.00% 4
Midlands +22 46 £42,500 -17.07% 3
North West +6 44 £75,000 +18.58% 5
South West +23 36 £60,000 +17.65% 2
West Midlands +12 32 £42,500 -17.07% 3
East Midlands +17 14 £50,000 +3.63%
Scotland -35 11 £62,000 -14.48% 1
East of England -15 8 £61,000 +6.09% 2
North East -4 3 £57,000 -
Wales +21 1 £37,725 +23.69%

For the 6 months to 15 December 2017, IT jobs citing Data Strategy also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Data Strategy.

1 212 (40.08%) Data Modelling
2 211 (39.89%) Business Intelligence
3 180 (34.03%) Analytics
4 172 (32.51%) SQL
5 166 (31.38%) Data Warehouse
6 161 (30.43%) Data Management
7 150 (28.36%) Data Architecture
8 138 (26.09%) Finance
9 116 (21.93%) Big Data
10 113 (21.36%) Microsoft
11 112 (21.17%) SQL Server
12 109 (20.60%) Data Quality
13 106 (20.04%) Agile Software Development
14 97 (18.34%) ETL
15 95 (17.96%) Data Governance
16 82 (15.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 75 (14.18%) Master Data Management
18 73 (13.80%) Data Analytics
19 71 (13.42%) Analytical Skills
20 67 (12.67%) Power BI
20 67 (12.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
21 64 (12.10%) Data Analysis
22 56 (10.59%) Enterprise Architecture
22 56 (10.59%) Data Integration
22 56 (10.59%) Degree
23 55 (10.40%) Visualisation
23 55 (10.40%) Oracle
24 54 (10.21%) GDPR
25 52 (9.83%) Microsoft Excel
26 51 (9.64%) Python

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 47 (8.88%) SAS
2 26 (4.91%) Apache Spark
3 13 (2.46%) SharePoint
4 11 (2.08%) Apache
5 7 (1.32%) Apache Pig
6 5 (0.95%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.38%) ArcGIS
8 1 (0.19%) IPython
8 1 (0.19%) Jupyter
8 1 (0.19%) Mule
8 1 (0.19%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 52 (9.83%) Microsoft Excel
2 23 (4.35%) Microsoft Office
3 16 (3.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (1.51%) SPSS
5 5 (0.95%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.76%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 7 (1.32%) Unit4 Business World
2 6 (1.13%) Eloqua
2 6 (1.13%) SAP MDG
3 4 (0.76%) SAP ERP
4 3 (0.57%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.38%) NetSuite
5 2 (0.38%) SAP BPC
5 2 (0.38%) SAP PM
6 1 (0.19%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.19%) SAP Hybris
6 1 (0.19%) SAP S/4HANA
6 1 (0.19%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 47 (8.88%) Amazon AWS
2 32 (6.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (3.21%) SaaS
4 16 (3.02%) Google Cloud Platform
5 9 (1.70%) PaaS
6 8 (1.51%) Google Analytics
6 8 (1.51%) IaaS
7 6 (1.13%) Google Tag Manager
7 6 (1.13%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 5 (0.95%) Amazon S3
8 5 (0.95%) Azure Machine Learning
8 5 (0.95%) Serverless
9 4 (0.76%) Office 365
10 2 (0.38%) Adobe Analytics
11 1 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.19%) Amazon EMR
11 1 (0.19%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.19%) Force.com
11 1 (0.19%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 5 (0.95%) DNS
1 5 (0.95%) Skype
1 5 (0.95%) SSL
2 3 (0.57%) SAN
2 3 (0.57%) WAN
3 2 (0.38%) Internet
3 2 (0.38%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.19%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 166 (31.38%) Data Warehouse
2 116 (21.93%) Big Data
3 112 (21.17%) SQL Server
4 82 (15.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 67 (12.67%) Power BI
5 67 (12.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 45 (8.51%) NoSQL
7 42 (7.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 33 (6.24%) Hadoop
9 30 (5.67%) Data Lake
10 17 (3.21%) QlikView
11 15 (2.84%) Amazon Redshift
11 15 (2.84%) Data Mining
11 15 (2.84%) Oracle BI EE
12 14 (2.65%) Apache Hive
13 13 (2.46%) Relational Database
14 11 (2.08%) SQL Server 2008
15 9 (1.70%) Apache Cassandra
15 9 (1.70%) Geospatial Data
15 9 (1.70%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 31 (5.86%) Talend Open Studio
2 12 (2.27%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (1.70%) ERwin
4 7 (1.32%) Visual Studio
5 4 (0.76%) TeamCity
6 2 (0.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (0.19%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.19%) JIRA
7 1 (0.19%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.19%) Selenium
7 1 (0.19%) WebDriver
General
1 138 (26.09%) Finance
2 45 (8.51%) Marketing
3 33 (6.24%) Retail
4 22 (4.16%) Banking
5 21 (3.97%) Advertising
6 17 (3.21%) Investment Banking
7 13 (2.46%) Telecoms
8 12 (2.27%) Publishing
9 11 (2.08%) Manufacturing
10 10 (1.89%) Legal
11 8 (1.51%) Games
12 7 (1.32%) Back Office
12 7 (1.32%) Portuguese Language
12 7 (1.32%) Spanish Language
13 5 (0.95%) Arabic Language
13 5 (0.95%) French Language
13 5 (0.95%) Retail Banking
14 4 (0.76%) Law
15 3 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
16 2 (0.38%) German Language
Job Titles
1 169 (31.95%) Architect
2 146 (27.60%) Data Architect
3 71 (13.42%) Analyst
4 61 (11.53%) Developer
5 43 (8.13%) Data Analyst
6 35 (6.62%) Data Manager
7 34 (6.43%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 31 (5.86%) Enterprise Architect
8 31 (5.86%) SQL Developer
9 30 (5.67%) Business Intelligence Architect
9 30 (5.67%) Enterprise Data Architect
10 27 (5.10%) Data Warehouse Developer
11 26 (4.91%) SSIS Developer
12 25 (4.73%) SSRS Developer
12 25 (4.73%) T-SQL Developer
13 24 (4.54%) Business Analyst
14 22 (4.16%) Consultant
15 21 (3.97%) Senior Architect
15 21 (3.97%) Senior Data Architect
15 21 (3.97%) SQL BI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (4.35%) .NET
2 16 (3.02%) Kafka
2 16 (3.02%) XML
3 11 (2.08%) HTML
3 11 (2.08%) JSON
3 11 (2.08%) Middleware
4 8 (1.51%) ASP.NET
4 8 (1.51%) Spark Streaming
5 6 (1.13%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 6 (1.13%) Web Services
6 5 (0.95%) Murex Flex
6 5 (0.95%) Node.js
7 4 (0.76%) .NET Core
7 4 (0.76%) Aurelia
7 4 (0.76%) Elastic Stack
7 4 (0.76%) Lambda Expressions
7 4 (0.76%) MDX
7 4 (0.76%) TensorFlow
8 3 (0.57%) JDBC
8 3 (0.57%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 71 (13.42%) Analytical Skills
2 39 (7.37%) Computer Science
3 33 (6.24%) Management Information System
4 21 (3.97%) Data Structures
5 13 (2.46%) Social Media
6 11 (2.08%) Algorithms
7 10 (1.89%) Hybrid Cloud
7 10 (1.89%) NHS
8 8 (1.51%) Fixed Income
8 8 (1.51%) Taxonomies
8 8 (1.51%) User Experience
9 7 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
9 7 (1.32%) Reference Data
10 5 (0.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 5 (0.95%) Greenfield Project
10 5 (0.95%) Reinsurance
11 4 (0.76%) Virtual Team
12 3 (0.57%) Data Centre
12 3 (0.57%) Fintech
12 3 (0.57%) Smart Energy
Operating Systems
1 10 (1.89%) Windows
2 8 (1.51%) Linux
3 2 (0.38%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.19%) Unix
4 1 (0.19%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 212 (40.08%) Data Modelling
2 211 (39.89%) Business Intelligence
3 180 (34.03%) Analytics
4 161 (30.43%) Data Management
5 150 (28.36%) Data Architecture
6 106 (20.04%) Agile Software Development
7 97 (18.34%) ETL
8 95 (17.96%) Data Governance
9 75 (14.18%) Master Data Management
10 73 (13.80%) Data Analytics
11 64 (12.10%) Data Analysis
12 56 (10.59%) Data Integration
12 56 (10.59%) Enterprise Architecture
13 55 (10.40%) Visualisation
14 51 (9.64%) Migration
15 48 (9.07%) CRM
16 42 (7.94%) Logical Data Model
16 42 (7.94%) SDLC
17 40 (7.56%) TOGAF
18 39 (7.37%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 172 (32.51%) SQL
2 51 (9.64%) Python
3 49 (9.26%) T-SQL
4 30 (5.67%) R
5 23 (4.35%) Java
6 20 (3.78%) Scala
7 19 (3.59%) JavaScript
8 16 (3.02%) C#
9 9 (1.70%) MATLAB
10 7 (1.32%) C
10 7 (1.32%) PL/SQL
11 6 (1.13%) VB
12 5 (0.95%) VBA
12 5 (0.95%) VBScript
13 4 (0.76%) ES6
13 4 (0.76%) PowerShell
14 3 (0.57%) VB.NET
15 1 (0.19%) C++
15 1 (0.19%) Perl
15 1 (0.19%) PHP
Qualifications
1 56 (10.59%) Degree
2 21 (3.97%) Computer Science Degree
3 10 (1.89%) PhD
4 4 (0.76%) DBS Check
4 4 (0.76%) SC Cleared
4 4 (0.76%) Security Cleared
5 3 (0.57%) CCNA
5 3 (0.57%) CCNP
5 3 (0.57%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (0.57%) ISEB
6 2 (0.38%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.19%) ACCA
7 1 (0.19%) CIMA
7 1 (0.19%) CITP
7 1 (0.19%) MBA
7 1 (0.19%) MCSE
7 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.19%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 109 (20.60%) Data Quality
2 54 (10.21%) GDPR
3 24 (4.54%) QA
4 15 (2.84%) GCP
5 5 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.57%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.57%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.19%) GxP
7 1 (0.19%) IFRS
7 1 (0.19%) IFRS 9
7 1 (0.19%) PMO
7 1 (0.19%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (1.32%) Docker
2 2 (0.38%) HDFS
3 1 (0.19%) Apache Flume
3 1 (0.19%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (0.19%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (0.95%) Kubernetes
1 5 (0.95%) Terraform
2 4 (0.76%) Kibana
2 4 (0.76%) logstash
2 4 (0.76%) Packer
3 2 (0.38%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.19%) Oozie
4 1 (0.19%) SCOM
Vendors
1 113 (21.36%) Microsoft
2 55 (10.40%) Oracle
3 37 (6.99%) SAP
4 33 (6.24%) Tableau
5 31 (5.86%) Talend
6 24 (4.54%) Informatica
7 22 (4.16%) IBM
8 20 (3.78%) Google
9 18 (3.40%) Salesforce.com
10 17 (3.21%) Cloudera
11 16 (3.02%) Teradata
12 11 (2.08%) Adobe
12 11 (2.08%) Workday
13 10 (1.89%) MicroStrategy
14 8 (1.51%) Twitter
15 6 (1.13%) Marketo
16 5 (0.95%) Murex
16 5 (0.95%) Sybase
17 4 (0.76%) HubSpot
17 4 (0.76%) Pardot