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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 August 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Data Strategy
UK
6 months to
15 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 369 457 483
Rank change year-on-year +88 +26 +122
Permanent jobs citing Data Strategy 1,609 755 328
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.96% 0.66% 0.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.00% 0.70% 0.57%
Number of salaries quoted 641 519 236
10th Percentile £44,900 £41,250 £45,625
25th Percentile £55,571 £52,000 £54,380
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £73,683 £68,000 £65,500
Median % change year-on-year +8.36% +3.82% +0.77%
75th Percentile £95,000 £85,000 £85,000
90th Percentile £115,000 £100,500 £98,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year +8.33% -7.69% +13.04%

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 160,204 108,315 57,920
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 95.77% 94.09% 93.13%
Number of salaries quoted 83,315 73,224 47,036
10th Percentile £34,250 £32,500 £32,500
25th Percentile £45,000 £42,500 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,756 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +7.61% +1.37% +4.76%
75th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £73,750
90th Percentile £97,290 £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%

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 15 August 2022.

Salary histogram for Data Strategy in the UK

Data Strategy
Top 17 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 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 +92 1,433 £75,000 +7.14% 66
London +23 930 £82,500 +12.24% 30
Work from Home +38 561 £75,000 +7.14% 30
UK excluding London +97 523 £65,000 +8.33% 48
South East +67 168 £75,000 - 6
North of England -10 122 £65,000 +18.18% 11
Midlands -10 78 £60,500 -6.92% 12
South West +5 65 £65,000 +30.00% 4
West Midlands -17 62 £65,000 -10.34% 8
North West -41 60 £65,000 +26.83% 5
East of England -30 59 £81,250 +71.05% 3
Yorkshire +15 58 £65,000 +0.78% 4
Scotland -31 29 £60,000 +33.33% 9
Wales +2 16 £40,750 - 3
East Midlands -18 15 £41,000 -17.17% 4
North East -15 4 £90,000 +109.30% 2
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 15 August 2022, 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.

1 787 (48.91%) Analytics
2 630 (39.15%) SQL
3 578 (35.92%) Python
4 563 (34.99%) Business Intelligence
5 548 (34.06%) Data Modelling
6 543 (33.75%) Social Skills
7 526 (32.69%) Agile
8 521 (32.38%) Data Management
9 519 (32.26%) Data Science
10 506 (31.45%) Azure
11 499 (31.01%) Finance
12 491 (30.52%) Data Warehouse
13 478 (29.71%) Data Governance
14 462 (28.71%) Analytical Skills
15 401 (24.92%) AWS
16 399 (24.80%) Data Engineering
17 356 (22.13%) Data Architecture
18 339 (21.07%) Mentoring
19 323 (20.07%) Data Lake
20 317 (19.70%) Machine Learning
21 313 (19.45%) ETL
22 311 (19.33%) Power Platform
23 306 (19.02%) Data Quality
24 303 (18.83%) Power BI
25 300 (18.65%) Degree
26 275 (17.09%) Data Analytics
27 266 (16.53%) GCP
28 260 (16.16%) Visualisation
29 242 (15.04%) Business Strategy
30 241 (14.98%) Data Analysis

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
1 187 (11.62%) Apache Spark
2 58 (3.60%) Apache Airflow
3 56 (3.48%) Apache
4 33 (2.05%) OpenStack
5 32 (1.99%) SAS
6 31 (1.93%) SharePoint
7 23 (1.43%) Apache Pulsar
8 22 (1.37%) Apache Pig
9 19 (1.18%) Luigi
10 15 (0.93%) ArcGIS
11 13 (0.81%) Jupyter
12 4 (0.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 2 (0.12%) Confluence
14 1 (0.062%) Cloud Foundry
14 1 (0.062%) Ethereum
Applications
1 75 (4.66%) Microsoft Excel
2 20 (1.24%) Stata
3 18 (1.12%) Microsoft Office
4 13 (0.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 12 (0.75%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 8 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.44%) Adobe After Effects
7 7 (0.44%) Adobe XD
7 7 (0.44%) InVision
7 7 (0.44%) Sketch
8 5 (0.31%) Microsoft Project
8 5 (0.31%) MS Visio
8 5 (0.31%) Pipeline Pilot
9 4 (0.25%) Campfire
10 3 (0.19%) Adobe Captivate
11 1 (0.062%) Acrobat
11 1 (0.062%) Gephi
11 1 (0.062%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 13 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.50%) Dynamics NAV
3 7 (0.44%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 5 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.12%) NetSuite
5 2 (0.12%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.062%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 506 (31.45%) Azure
2 401 (24.92%) AWS
3 311 (19.33%) Power Platform
4 266 (16.53%) GCP
5 140 (8.70%) Snowflake
6 105 (6.53%) Serverless
7 88 (5.47%) Azure Data Factory
8 86 (5.34%) dbt
9 71 (4.41%) Azure Synapse Analytics
10 63 (3.92%) GitHub
11 49 (3.05%) AWS Lambda
12 46 (2.86%) Amazon S3
13 45 (2.80%) Azure DevOps
13 45 (2.80%) SaaS
14 39 (2.42%) Collibra
15 37 (2.30%) Amazon Kinesis
16 34 (2.11%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 34 (2.11%) Amazon EventBridge
17 30 (1.86%) Microsoft 365
18 28 (1.74%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 26 (1.62%) Broadband
2 22 (1.37%) DHCP
2 22 (1.37%) DNS
2 22 (1.37%) SD-WAN
2 22 (1.37%) WAN
3 7 (0.44%) Intranet
4 6 (0.37%) Internet
5 5 (0.31%) Network Security
5 5 (0.31%) Skype
6 1 (0.062%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 491 (30.52%) Data Warehouse
2 323 (20.07%) Data Lake
3 303 (18.83%) Power BI
4 221 (13.74%) Big Data
5 177 (11.00%) Tableau
6 172 (10.69%) SQL Server
7 124 (7.71%) Metadata
8 123 (7.64%) NoSQL
9 111 (6.90%) Hadoop
10 89 (5.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 87 (5.41%) BigQuery
12 75 (4.66%) Amazon Redshift
13 65 (4.04%) Looker
14 62 (3.85%) Relational Database
15 60 (3.73%) Data Mining
16 50 (3.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 46 (2.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 40 (2.49%) PostgreSQL
19 39 (2.42%) HBase
20 38 (2.36%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 66 (4.10%) Jenkins
2 27 (1.68%) WaveMaker
3 23 (1.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 23 (1.43%) JUnit
3 23 (1.43%) Maven
3 23 (1.43%) SonarQube
4 20 (1.24%) Git (software)
5 13 (0.81%) RStudio
6 12 (0.75%) Octopus Deploy
7 11 (0.68%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 9 (0.56%) CircleCI
8 9 (0.56%) GitLab
8 9 (0.56%) Subversion
9 7 (0.44%) ER Studio
10 6 (0.37%) ERwin
11 5 (0.31%) Cucumber
12 4 (0.25%) JIRA
12 4 (0.25%) SpecFlow
12 4 (0.25%) TeamCity
13 2 (0.12%) Selenium
General
1 543 (33.75%) Social Skills
2 499 (31.01%) Finance
3 462 (28.71%) Analytical Skills
4 208 (12.93%) Marketing
5 136 (8.45%) Legal
6 126 (7.83%) Influencing Skills
7 119 (7.40%) Public Sector
8 97 (6.03%) Advertising
9 95 (5.90%) Inclusion and Diversity
10 89 (5.53%) Retail
11 75 (4.66%) Banking
12 60 (3.73%) Games
13 56 (3.48%) Law
14 53 (3.29%) Manufacturing
15 44 (2.73%) Presentation Skills
16 37 (2.30%) Local Government
17 32 (1.99%) Pharmaceutical
17 32 (1.99%) Publishing
18 19 (1.18%) Telecoms
19 18 (1.12%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 303 (18.83%) Data Engineer
2 252 (15.66%) Architect
3 198 (12.31%) Data Manager
4 194 (12.06%) Data Architect
5 167 (10.38%) Analyst
6 116 (7.21%) Senior Data Engineer
7 105 (6.53%) Data Analyst
8 66 (4.10%) Consultant
9 55 (3.42%) Data Consultant
10 49 (3.05%) Developer
11 47 (2.92%) Software Engineer
12 46 (2.86%) Principal Engineer
13 40 (2.49%) Data Scientist
14 39 (2.42%) Solutions Architect
15 38 (2.36%) Senior Analyst
16 35 (2.18%) Business Intelligence Developer
16 35 (2.18%) Principal Architect
16 35 (2.18%) Senior Software Engineer
17 33 (2.05%) IT Architect
18 32 (1.99%) Enterprise Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 146 (9.07%) Kafka
2 62 (3.85%) PySpark
3 38 (2.36%) XML
4 33 (2.05%) JSON
4 33 (2.05%) TensorFlow
5 31 (1.93%) Pandas
6 25 (1.55%) .NET
6 25 (1.55%) Keras
6 25 (1.55%) OLE
6 25 (1.55%) scikit-learn
7 24 (1.49%) Web Services
8 22 (1.37%) MXNet
8 22 (1.37%) SciPy
9 20 (1.24%) NumPy
10 18 (1.12%) D3.js
10 18 (1.12%) GraphQL
11 14 (0.87%) React
12 13 (0.81%) AngularJS
12 13 (0.81%) React Native
12 13 (0.81%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 103 (6.40%) Management Information System
2 99 (6.15%) Self-Motivation
3 74 (4.60%) Data Structures
4 66 (4.10%) Algorithms
5 52 (3.23%) Digital Media
6 49 (3.05%) Industry 4.0
7 37 (2.30%) Social Media
8 33 (2.05%) Public Cloud
9 30 (1.86%) Cloud Native
10 26 (1.62%) Blog
11 25 (1.55%) User Experience
12 22 (1.37%) Reference Data
13 20 (1.24%) Hackathon
14 19 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
15 15 (0.93%) Legacy Systems
16 12 (0.75%) Marketing Technology
16 12 (0.75%) Pharmacovigilance
17 11 (0.68%) Credit Risk
17 11 (0.68%) IoT
17 11 (0.68%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 39 (2.42%) Linux
2 9 (0.56%) Unix
2 9 (0.56%) Windows
3 8 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 787 (48.91%) Analytics
2 563 (34.99%) Business Intelligence
3 548 (34.06%) Data Modelling
4 526 (32.69%) Agile
5 521 (32.38%) Data Management
6 519 (32.26%) Data Science
7 478 (29.71%) Data Governance
8 399 (24.80%) Data Engineering
9 356 (22.13%) Data Architecture
10 339 (21.07%) Mentoring
11 317 (19.70%) Machine Learning
12 313 (19.45%) ETL
13 275 (17.09%) Data Analytics
14 260 (16.16%) Visualisation
15 242 (15.04%) Business Strategy
16 241 (14.98%) Data Analysis
17 222 (13.80%) Problem-Solving
18 220 (13.67%) CI/CD
19 203 (12.62%) Coaching
20 201 (12.49%) Data Pipeline
Programming Languages
1 630 (39.15%) SQL
2 578 (35.92%) Python
3 192 (11.93%) R
4 140 (8.70%) Java
5 107 (6.65%) Scala
6 77 (4.79%) T-SQL
7 68 (4.23%) C
8 36 (2.24%) Bash
9 33 (2.05%) C#
9 33 (2.05%) PowerShell
10 26 (1.62%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 24 (1.49%) PL/SQL
12 23 (1.43%) Ruby
13 21 (1.31%) VBA
14 20 (1.24%) JavaScript
15 14 (0.87%) Clojure
15 14 (0.87%) Elixir
15 14 (0.87%) Go
16 13 (0.81%) Objective-C
17 6 (0.37%) Korn
Qualifications
1 300 (18.65%) Degree
2 55 (3.42%) TOGAF Certification
3 40 (2.49%) Master's Degree
4 34 (2.11%) Microsoft Certification
4 34 (2.11%) Numerate Degree
5 31 (1.93%) Security Cleared
6 27 (1.68%) SC Cleared
7 19 (1.18%) Computer Science Degree
8 8 (0.50%) AWS Certification
9 6 (0.37%) PhD
10 5 (0.31%) PMI Certification
10 5 (0.31%) PMP
11 2 (0.12%) BPSS Clearance
11 2 (0.12%) CBAP
12 1 (0.062%) DBS Check
12 1 (0.062%) HND
12 1 (0.062%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 306 (19.02%) Data Quality
2 99 (6.15%) QA
3 71 (4.41%) GDPR
4 30 (1.86%) Accessibility
5 22 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 20 (1.24%) Actionable Recommendations
7 18 (1.12%) CDISC
7 18 (1.12%) Good Clinical Practice
8 12 (0.75%) GMP
9 9 (0.56%) IFRS
9 9 (0.56%) IFRS 9
9 9 (0.56%) MiFID
10 6 (0.37%) COBIT
11 4 (0.25%) PCI DSS
12 3 (0.19%) PMO
12 3 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 2 (0.12%) COREP
13 2 (0.12%) FINREP
14 1 (0.062%) SLA
System Software
1 49 (3.05%) Docker
2 34 (2.11%) Active Directory
3 14 (0.87%) ISA Server
4 1 (0.062%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 118 (7.33%) Terraform
2 105 (6.53%) Kubernetes
3 22 (1.37%) Microsoft Intune
3 22 (1.37%) SCCM
4 21 (1.31%) Grafana
5 14 (0.87%) Prometheus
6 4 (0.25%) Rancher
7 3 (0.19%) Active Directory Federation Services
7 3 (0.19%) Kubeflow
8 2 (0.12%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 194 (12.06%) Microsoft
2 166 (10.32%) Databricks
3 146 (9.07%) Google
4 102 (6.34%) Oracle
5 53 (3.29%) Alteryx
6 50 (3.11%) Informatica
7 43 (2.67%) Teradata
8 30 (1.86%) Facebook
9 28 (1.74%) Salesforce.com
10 27 (1.68%) Instagram
10 27 (1.68%) Pinterest
10 27 (1.68%) Snapchat
10 27 (1.68%) TikTok
10 27 (1.68%) Twitter
10 27 (1.68%) YouTube
11 25 (1.55%) Adobe
12 22 (1.37%) Cisco
12 22 (1.37%) Darktrace
12 22 (1.37%) Meraki
12 22 (1.37%) Zscaler