Period
to 26 July 2021

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 26 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Data Strategy
UK
6 months to
26 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 444 479 614
Rank change year-on-year +35 +135 +145
Permanent jobs citing Data Strategy 722 362 601
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.64% 0.51% 0.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.69% 0.55% 0.45%
Number of salaries quoted 490 275 465
10th Percentile £40,000 £40,800 £40,000
25th Percentile £50,000 £52,500 £49,438
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £67,500 £65,000 £66,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.85% -1.52% -2.22%
75th Percentile £82,500 £82,500 £88,750
90th Percentile £100,000 £95,000 £110,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year -12.00% +4.17% -10.45%

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 105,191 65,318 134,263
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 93.45% 92.38% 92.44%
Number of salaries quoted 71,704 52,852 107,080
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,250 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,000 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £73,750 £70,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £90,000 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

Data Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Data Strategy in the UK

Data Strategy
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Data Strategy in the UK

Data Strategy
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Data Strategy over the 6 months to 26 July 2021.

Salary histogram for Data Strategy in the UK

Data Strategy
Top 16 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 26 July 2021. 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 +27 667 £67,500 +3.85% 87
London +55 419 £72,500 -4.92% 46
UK excluding London -57 263 £55,000 -12.00% 41
North of England -14 83 £52,500 -8.70% 6
Work from Home -198 71 £70,000 +27.27% 12
North West -7 45 £50,000 +5.26% 6
East of England +11 38 £45,000 +12.50% 4
Midlands -70 38 £65,000 -5.80% 14
South East -107 38 £75,000 +15.38% 9
South West -57 35 £50,000 +53.85% 6
Yorkshire -32 33 £52,500 -16.00%
Scotland -34 30 £45,000 +4.65% 2
West Midlands -62 28 £71,250 +1.79% 11
East Midlands -45 10 £39,000 -32.34% 3
North East -13 5 £45,000 -30.77%
Wales -27 1 - -

For the 6 months to 26 July 2021, 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.

1 343 (47.51%) Analytics
2 317 (43.91%) SQL
3 313 (43.35%) Business Intelligence
4 278 (38.50%) Azure
5 234 (32.41%) Agile Software Development
6 228 (31.58%) Data Modelling
7 225 (31.16%) Data Warehouse
8 206 (28.53%) Power Platform
9 199 (27.56%) Power BI
10 182 (25.21%) Python
10 182 (25.21%) Data Governance
11 180 (24.93%) Data Management
12 176 (24.38%) Finance
13 170 (23.55%) Data Architecture
14 167 (23.13%) Visualisation
15 166 (22.99%) ETL
15 166 (22.99%) Social Skills
16 146 (20.22%) AWS
17 136 (18.84%) Tableau
18 134 (18.56%) Data Science
19 133 (18.42%) Analytical Skills
19 133 (18.42%) Microsoft
20 119 (16.48%) SQL Server
21 115 (15.93%) Data Quality
22 109 (15.10%) Data Lake
23 105 (14.54%) Data Visualisation
24 100 (13.85%) Data Engineering
25 99 (13.71%) Big Data
26 93 (12.88%) GCP
27 91 (12.60%) Databricks

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 46 (6.37%) Apache Spark
2 27 (3.74%) Apache Airflow
3 20 (2.77%) Luigi
4 15 (2.08%) Apache Pig
4 15 (2.08%) SAS
4 15 (2.08%) SharePoint
5 13 (1.80%) Apache
6 8 (1.11%) CMS
7 5 (0.69%) Confluence
8 2 (0.28%) Kentico
9 1 (0.14%) Apache Synapse
9 1 (0.14%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.14%) IBM Domino
9 1 (0.14%) WordPress
Applications
1 39 (5.40%) Microsoft Excel
2 26 (3.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 13 (1.80%) Microsoft Office
4 10 (1.39%) SPSS
5 9 (1.25%) MS Visio
6 7 (0.97%) Microsoft Project
7 3 (0.42%) Stata
Business Applications
1 10 (1.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.83%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 5 (0.69%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.42%) Unica
5 2 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.28%) Unit4 Business World
6 1 (0.14%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.14%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.14%) SAP MDG
6 1 (0.14%) SAP MDM
6 1 (0.14%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 278 (38.50%) Azure
2 206 (28.53%) Power Platform
3 146 (20.22%) AWS
4 93 (12.88%) GCP
5 84 (11.63%) Azure Data Factory
6 60 (8.31%) Azure Synapse Analytics
7 42 (5.82%) Snowflake
8 30 (4.16%) SaaS
9 18 (2.49%) Amazon Kinesis
10 16 (2.22%) Dynamics 365
11 15 (2.08%) dbt
11 15 (2.08%) PaaS
12 10 (1.39%) Cloud Computing
12 10 (1.39%) Fivetran
13 9 (1.25%) Amazon S3
13 9 (1.25%) Azure Logic Apps
13 9 (1.25%) Collibra
13 9 (1.25%) IaaS
14 8 (1.11%) Google Analytics
15 7 (0.97%) Microsoft 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (1.52%) FTP
1 11 (1.52%) IPsec
1 11 (1.52%) VPN
2 9 (1.25%) Broadband
3 1 (0.14%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 225 (31.16%) Data Warehouse
2 199 (27.56%) Power BI
3 136 (18.84%) Tableau
4 119 (16.48%) SQL Server
5 109 (15.10%) Data Lake
6 99 (13.71%) Big Data
7 79 (10.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 76 (10.53%) Metadata
9 61 (8.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 58 (8.03%) NoSQL
11 49 (6.79%) Hadoop
12 40 (5.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 36 (4.99%) Looker
14 30 (4.16%) Amazon Redshift
14 30 (4.16%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 27 (3.74%) Azure SQL Database
15 27 (3.74%) Relational Database
16 23 (3.19%) MongoDB
17 22 (3.05%) BigQuery
17 22 (3.05%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 16 (2.22%) Git (software)
2 13 (1.80%) JIRA
3 9 (1.25%) Visual Studio
4 7 (0.97%) ERwin
5 6 (0.83%) Jenkins
5 6 (0.83%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (0.69%) ER Studio
7 4 (0.55%) PowerDesigner
7 4 (0.55%) Subversion
7 4 (0.55%) Toad
7 4 (0.55%) TortoiseSVN
8 3 (0.42%) GitLab
9 2 (0.28%) Octopus Deploy
9 2 (0.28%) ProC
9 2 (0.28%) RStudio
9 2 (0.28%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.14%) Ant
10 1 (0.14%) JMeter
10 1 (0.14%) Maven
10 1 (0.14%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 176 (24.38%) Finance
2 166 (22.99%) Social Skills
3 133 (18.42%) Analytical Skills
4 57 (7.89%) Law
4 57 (7.89%) Pharmaceutical
5 54 (7.48%) Marketing
6 39 (5.40%) Public Sector
6 39 (5.40%) Retail
7 38 (5.26%) Advertising
8 34 (4.71%) Influencing Skills
9 33 (4.57%) Legal
10 31 (4.29%) Banking
11 30 (4.16%) Presentation Skills
12 29 (4.02%) Organisational Skills
13 13 (1.80%) Spanish Language
14 12 (1.66%) Manufacturing
14 12 (1.66%) Telecoms
15 10 (1.39%) Inclusion and Diversity
16 8 (1.11%) Italian Language
16 8 (1.11%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 182 (25.21%) Architect
2 162 (22.44%) Data Architect
3 123 (17.04%) Data Engineer
4 62 (8.59%) Analyst
5 59 (8.17%) Consultant
6 53 (7.34%) Data Manager
7 50 (6.93%) Data Consultant
8 45 (6.23%) Azure Architect
9 40 (5.54%) Data Analyst
10 36 (4.99%) Azure Engineer
10 36 (4.99%) Developer
11 29 (4.02%) Senior Architect
12 24 (3.32%) Senior Data Architect
13 22 (3.05%) Enterprise Architect
13 22 (3.05%) Enterprise Data Architect
14 19 (2.63%) Data Governance Consultant
14 19 (2.63%) Governance Consultant
14 19 (2.63%) Strategy Consultant
15 18 (2.49%) Solutions Architect
16 17 (2.35%) Lead Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (3.74%) Kafka
2 26 (3.60%) PySpark
3 22 (3.05%) .NET
4 20 (2.77%) JSON
5 17 (2.35%) Web Services
6 13 (1.80%) OLE
7 11 (1.52%) ODBC
8 9 (1.25%) HTML
9 8 (1.11%) RESTful
10 6 (0.83%) GraphQL
10 6 (0.83%) XML
11 5 (0.69%) Spark Streaming
12 3 (0.42%) AngularJS
12 3 (0.42%) Keras
12 3 (0.42%) NumPy
12 3 (0.42%) Pandas
12 3 (0.42%) PyTorch
12 3 (0.42%) scikit-learn
12 3 (0.42%) TensorFlow
12 3 (0.42%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 56 (7.76%) Life Science
2 52 (7.20%) Management Information System
3 22 (3.05%) Social Media
4 19 (2.63%) Data Structures
5 18 (2.49%) Algorithms
6 17 (2.35%) Renewable Energy
7 15 (2.08%) Greenfield Project
7 15 (2.08%) Legacy Systems
8 14 (1.94%) Reference Data
8 14 (1.94%) User Experience
9 12 (1.66%) Self-Motivation
10 11 (1.52%) SCADA
11 10 (1.39%) Housing Association
11 10 (1.39%) Reinsurance
12 9 (1.25%) NHS
13 8 (1.11%) Smart City
13 8 (1.11%) Virtual Team
14 7 (0.97%) Digital Media
15 6 (0.83%) Data Centre
15 6 (0.83%) Legacy Applications
Operating Systems
1 6 (0.83%) Linux
2 3 (0.42%) Unix
3 1 (0.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 343 (47.51%) Analytics
2 313 (43.35%) Business Intelligence
3 234 (32.41%) Agile Software Development
4 228 (31.58%) Data Modelling
5 182 (25.21%) Data Governance
6 180 (24.93%) Data Management
7 170 (23.55%) Data Architecture
8 167 (23.13%) Visualisation
9 166 (22.99%) ETL
10 134 (18.56%) Data Science
11 105 (14.54%) Data Visualisation
12 100 (13.85%) Data Engineering
13 84 (11.63%) Data Analytics
14 81 (11.22%) Machine Learning
15 76 (10.53%) Artificial Intelligence
16 74 (10.25%) Migration
17 72 (9.97%) Problem-Solving
18 66 (9.14%) Collaborative Working
19 63 (8.73%) Data Integration
20 61 (8.45%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 317 (43.91%) SQL
2 182 (25.21%) Python
3 53 (7.34%) R
4 47 (6.51%) Java
5 29 (4.02%) T-SQL
6 24 (3.32%) Scala
7 22 (3.05%) C#
8 17 (2.35%) C
9 11 (1.52%) PowerShell
10 9 (1.25%) Clojure
10 9 (1.25%) VBA
11 8 (1.11%) VB
12 7 (0.97%) Elixir
12 7 (0.97%) Go
12 7 (0.97%) JavaScript
12 7 (0.97%) PHP
13 5 (0.69%) PL/SQL
14 4 (0.55%) Bash Shell
14 4 (0.55%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 4 (0.55%) Perl
Qualifications
1 62 (8.59%) Degree
2 15 (2.08%) SC Cleared
2 15 (2.08%) Security Cleared
3 9 (1.25%) PhD
4 8 (1.11%) DV Cleared
5 7 (0.97%) Master's Degree
5 7 (0.97%) MBA
6 4 (0.55%) TOGAF Certification
7 2 (0.28%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.14%) APMP
8 1 (0.14%) Numerate Degree
8 1 (0.14%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 115 (15.93%) Data Quality
2 27 (3.74%) GDPR
3 19 (2.63%) QA
4 7 (0.97%) Good Clinical Practice
5 3 (0.42%) AIFMD
5 3 (0.42%) HL7
5 3 (0.42%) MiFID
6 2 (0.28%) Accessibility
6 2 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.28%) PMO
7 1 (0.14%) NIST
System Software
1 19 (2.63%) Docker
2 7 (0.97%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 18 (2.49%) Kubernetes
2 6 (0.83%) Grafana
2 6 (0.83%) Prometheus
3 4 (0.55%) Terraform
4 3 (0.42%) Kubeflow
5 2 (0.28%) Ansible
6 1 (0.14%) Puppet
Vendors
1 133 (18.42%) Microsoft
2 91 (12.60%) Databricks
3 70 (9.70%) Google
4 43 (5.96%) Alteryx
5 39 (5.40%) Oracle
6 25 (3.46%) Informatica
7 17 (2.35%) Salesforce.com
7 17 (2.35%) Teradata
8 15 (2.08%) SAP
9 13 (1.80%) Talend
10 9 (1.25%) Facebook
10 9 (1.25%) Instagram
11 7 (0.97%) Adobe
12 5 (0.69%) Cloudera
12 5 (0.69%) Sitecore
13 4 (0.55%) Cognos
13 4 (0.55%) Hortonworks
14 2 (0.28%) Netezza
14 2 (0.28%) Snowplow
14 2 (0.28%) Workday