Period
to 20 April 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for IT Strategy skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited IT Strategy over the 6 months to 20 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

IT/Technology Strategy
UK
6 months to
20 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 236 217 202
Rank change year-on-year -19 -15 +48
Permanent jobs citing IT Strategy 1,170 1,687 2,591
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.39% 1.53% 1.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.50% 1.66% 1.89%
Number of salaries quoted 902 1,209 1,827
10th Percentile £37,000 £41,450 £41,250
25th Percentile £50,000 £50,750 £47,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £68,192 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +2.65% +4.91% -4.06%
75th Percentile £91,250 £87,500 £83,750
90th Percentile £105,000 £115,000 £105,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year -4.00% +4.17% -

IT 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 78,066 101,391 137,195
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.48% 92.19% 92.31%
Number of salaries quoted 59,996 81,496 108,890
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £40,000 £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 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% -

IT Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for IT Strategy in the UK

IT Strategy
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for IT Strategy in the UK

IT Strategy
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing IT Strategy over the 6 months to 20 April 2021.

Salary histogram for IT Strategy in the UK

IT 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 IT Strategy within the UK over the 6 months to 20 April 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 -11 1,029 £70,000 - 212
UK excluding London -4 704 £60,000 -4.00% 147
London -6 389 £77,250 -6.36% 81
Work from Home +15 241 £80,000 +3.23% 42
South East +66 225 £80,000 +28.00% 34
North of England -8 174 £60,000 -7.69% 40
South West -6 103 £52,500 -19.23% 17
North West +4 87 £62,500 -7.41% 15
Midlands -36 86 £55,000 -8.33% 19
Yorkshire -17 73 £48,000 -21.63% 15
Scotland +15 64 £55,000 +12.34% 10
West Midlands -37 59 £57,500 -4.17% 12
East of England -34 35 £82,500 +11.86% 21
East Midlands -6 27 £50,000 -2.44% 7
North East +10 14 £57,500 - 10
Wales +38 12 £55,144 -40.06% 4
Northern Ireland +4 5 £40,000 - 1

For the 6 months to 20 April 2021, IT jobs citing IT 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 IT Strategy.

1 368 (31.45%) Agile Software Development
2 311 (26.58%) Azure
3 271 (23.16%) AWS
4 260 (22.22%) DevOps
5 259 (22.14%) Microsoft
6 240 (20.51%) Finance
7 174 (14.87%) Enterprise Architecture
7 174 (14.87%) Technology Roadmap
8 169 (14.44%) Software Engineering
9 159 (13.59%) Degree
10 145 (12.39%) .NET
11 142 (12.14%) SQL
12 137 (11.71%) ITIL
13 136 (11.62%) Docker
14 126 (10.77%) VMware
14 126 (10.77%) Strategic Roadmap
15 124 (10.60%) Project Management
16 121 (10.34%) Windows
16 121 (10.34%) Kubernetes
17 120 (10.26%) C#
18 111 (9.49%) Problem-Solving
19 109 (9.32%) Scrum
19 109 (9.32%) Cybersecurity
20 106 (9.06%) Microsoft 365
20 106 (9.06%) Stakeholder Management
21 104 (8.89%) Management Information System
22 100 (8.55%) JavaScript
23 98 (8.38%) Mentoring
24 97 (8.29%) Active Directory
25 93 (7.95%) SaaS

IT 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 39 (3.33%) SharePoint
2 28 (2.39%) Confluence
3 24 (2.05%) MS Exchange
4 19 (1.62%) Elasticsearch
5 17 (1.45%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 17 (1.45%) OpenStack
6 13 (1.11%) CMS
6 13 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2010
7 12 (1.03%) Apache Spark
7 12 (1.03%) IIS
8 11 (0.94%) Drupal
9 8 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2013
9 8 (0.68%) Tomcat
10 7 (0.60%) JBoss
11 6 (0.51%) nginx
12 5 (0.43%) Apache Airflow
13 4 (0.34%) WebLogic
14 3 (0.26%) Cloud Foundry
14 3 (0.26%) WebSphere
14 3 (0.26%) WordPress
Applications
1 16 (1.37%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (1.28%) Chatbot
2 15 (1.28%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (0.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.43%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.26%) Figma
5 3 (0.26%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.085%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.085%) Autodesk Inventor
6 1 (0.085%) Mathcad
6 1 (0.085%) Revit
6 1 (0.085%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 16 (1.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (1.03%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 12 (1.03%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 9 (0.77%) Magento
4 5 (0.43%) Visualfiles
5 4 (0.34%) Eikon
5 4 (0.34%) SAP S/4HANA
5 4 (0.34%) Shopify
6 2 (0.17%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.17%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.17%) SAP APO
6 2 (0.17%) SAP CO
6 2 (0.17%) SAP FI
6 2 (0.17%) SAP FI/CO
6 2 (0.17%) SAP MM
6 2 (0.17%) SAP PP
6 2 (0.17%) SAP QM
6 2 (0.17%) SAP SCM
6 2 (0.17%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 311 (26.58%) Azure
2 271 (23.16%) AWS
3 106 (9.06%) Microsoft 365
4 93 (7.95%) SaaS
5 81 (6.92%) GCP
6 63 (5.38%) Serverless
7 62 (5.30%) PaaS
8 36 (3.08%) IaaS
9 32 (2.74%) Azure Cosmos DB
9 32 (2.74%) Azure Functions
9 32 (2.74%) Cloud Computing
10 31 (2.65%) GitHub
11 27 (2.31%) AWS CloudFormation
11 27 (2.31%) Azure Active Directory
12 26 (2.22%) Azure Service Bus
13 23 (1.97%) Azure Service Fabric
13 23 (1.97%) Power Platform
14 19 (1.62%) Amazon EC2
14 19 (1.62%) Dynamics 365
15 17 (1.45%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 74 (6.32%) Firewall
2 50 (4.27%) DNS
3 44 (3.76%) Internet
4 32 (2.74%) Network Security
5 25 (2.14%) WAN
6 24 (2.05%) DHCP
7 21 (1.79%) LAN
8 18 (1.54%) SAN
8 18 (1.54%) VSAN
9 16 (1.37%) 5G
10 13 (1.11%) VLAN
11 12 (1.03%) Broadband
12 11 (0.94%) SSL
12 11 (0.94%) TCP/IP
13 10 (0.85%) Intrusion Detection
13 10 (0.85%) Unified Communications
13 10 (0.85%) VoIP
14 8 (0.68%) VPN
15 6 (0.51%) SD-WAN
16 4 (0.34%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 90 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 53 (4.53%) Big Data
3 42 (3.59%) MySQL
4 38 (3.25%) Relational Database
5 37 (3.16%) NoSQL
6 28 (2.39%) Data Warehouse
7 24 (2.05%) Azure SQL Database
8 23 (1.97%) RDBMS
9 22 (1.88%) Amazon RDS
10 15 (1.28%) MongoDB
10 15 (1.28%) Power BI
11 13 (1.11%) Hadoop
12 12 (1.03%) PostgreSQL
13 11 (0.94%) Data Lake
13 11 (0.94%) SQL Server 2016
13 11 (0.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 10 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
15 6 (0.51%) Electronic Patient Records
16 5 (0.43%) GIS
17 4 (0.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 64 (5.47%) Git (software)
2 34 (2.91%) Jenkins
2 34 (2.91%) JIRA
3 19 (1.62%) GitLab
4 18 (1.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 18 (1.54%) Visual Studio
5 12 (1.03%) Bitbucket
5 12 (1.03%) Team Foundation Server
5 12 (1.03%) Visual Studio Team System
6 11 (0.94%) ReSharper
7 8 (0.68%) Selenium
8 6 (0.51%) Android Studio
8 6 (0.51%) Cucumber
8 6 (0.51%) PhpStorm
8 6 (0.51%) SpecFlow
8 6 (0.51%) Xcode
9 5 (0.43%) NUnit
9 5 (0.43%) Subversion
9 5 (0.43%) TeamCity
10 4 (0.34%) Maven
General
1 240 (20.51%) Finance
2 57 (4.87%) Marketing
2 57 (4.87%) Public Sector
3 39 (3.33%) Manufacturing
4 35 (2.99%) Law
4 35 (2.99%) Retail
5 33 (2.82%) Banking
6 28 (2.39%) Local Government
7 23 (1.97%) Telecoms
8 22 (1.88%) Legal
9 21 (1.79%) Front Office
10 17 (1.45%) Pharmaceutical
11 16 (1.37%) Games
12 14 (1.20%) Back Office
13 11 (0.94%) Aerospace
14 10 (0.85%) Housing Association
15 7 (0.60%) Advertising
16 6 (0.51%) Financial Institution
16 6 (0.51%) Publishing
17 4 (0.34%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 278 (23.76%) Architect
2 181 (15.47%) Developer
3 123 (10.51%) Solutions Architect
4 86 (7.35%) Consultant
5 79 (6.75%) IT Manager
6 65 (5.56%) Senior Developer
7 62 (5.30%) Ruby Developer
8 51 (4.36%) Enterprise Architect
9 50 (4.27%) Senior Ruby Developer
10 44 (3.76%) Analyst
11 33 (2.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 33 (2.82%) IT Engineer
12 32 (2.74%) Head of IT
13 29 (2.48%) Cloud Engineer
13 29 (2.48%) Data Architect
13 29 (2.48%) Head of Architecture
14 28 (2.39%) Cloud Architect
15 26 (2.22%) Technical Consultant
16 25 (2.14%) C# Developer
17 23 (1.97%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 145 (12.39%) .NET
2 66 (5.64%) HTML
3 64 (5.47%) Ruby on Rails
4 55 (4.70%) React
5 54 (4.62%) CSS
6 35 (2.99%) Web Services
7 34 (2.91%) .NET Core
8 32 (2.74%) AngularJS
8 32 (2.74%) Node.js
9 30 (2.56%) Spring
10 28 (2.39%) ASP.NET
11 25 (2.14%) React Native
12 22 (1.88%) REST
12 22 (1.88%) SOAP
13 21 (1.79%) .NET Framework
14 17 (1.45%) Elastic Stack
15 15 (1.28%) Kafka
15 15 (1.28%) XML
16 14 (1.20%) HTML5
16 14 (1.20%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 104 (8.89%) Management Information System
2 91 (7.78%) Analytical Skills
3 39 (3.33%) Public Cloud
4 36 (3.08%) Data Centre
5 33 (2.82%) Organisational Skills
6 30 (2.56%) Internet of Things
7 28 (2.39%) Mobile App
8 24 (2.05%) Greenfield Project
9 23 (1.97%) User Experience
10 22 (1.88%) Virtual Team
11 17 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
11 17 (1.45%) Hybrid Cloud
11 17 (1.45%) Social Media
12 16 (1.37%) Self-Motivation
13 15 (1.28%) Cloud Native
13 15 (1.28%) Life Science
14 11 (0.94%) Video Conferencing
15 10 (0.85%) Data Protection Act
16 9 (0.77%) Driving Licence
16 9 (0.77%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 121 (10.34%) Windows
2 72 (6.15%) Linux
2 72 (6.15%) Windows Server
3 34 (2.91%) Windows Server 2012
4 29 (2.48%) Windows 10
5 28 (2.39%) CentOS
6 27 (2.31%) Windows Server 2019
7 25 (2.14%) Windows Server 2016
8 19 (1.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 16 (1.37%) Windows Server 2008
10 11 (0.94%) Unix
11 9 (0.77%) Android
12 8 (0.68%) Ubuntu
13 6 (0.51%) Apple iOS
14 5 (0.43%) Windows 7
15 3 (0.26%) Fedora
15 3 (0.26%) Solaris
16 1 (0.085%) AIX
16 1 (0.085%) HPUX
16 1 (0.085%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 368 (31.45%) Agile Software Development
2 260 (22.22%) DevOps
3 174 (14.87%) Enterprise Architecture
3 174 (14.87%) Technology Roadmap
4 169 (14.44%) Software Engineering
5 137 (11.71%) ITIL
6 126 (10.77%) Strategic Roadmap
7 124 (10.60%) Project Management
8 111 (9.49%) Problem-Solving
9 109 (9.32%) Cybersecurity
9 109 (9.32%) Scrum
10 106 (9.06%) Stakeholder Management
11 98 (8.38%) Mentoring
12 90 (7.69%) CRM
13 87 (7.44%) Service Delivery
14 82 (7.01%) Service Management
15 81 (6.92%) Business Case
16 79 (6.75%) Microservices
16 79 (6.75%) TOGAF
17 77 (6.58%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 142 (12.14%) SQL
2 120 (10.26%) C#
3 100 (8.55%) JavaScript
4 91 (7.78%) Python
5 87 (7.44%) Java
6 82 (7.01%) Ruby
7 60 (5.13%) PowerShell
8 50 (4.27%) C
9 26 (2.22%) PHP
10 24 (2.05%) VBA
11 21 (1.79%) Go
12 17 (1.45%) Kotlin
13 15 (1.28%) T-SQL
14 13 (1.11%) VB
15 12 (1.03%) Bash Shell
16 6 (0.51%) Apple Swift
16 6 (0.51%) C++
17 5 (0.43%) Perl
17 5 (0.43%) PHP 7
17 5 (0.43%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 159 (13.59%) Degree
2 75 (6.41%) Security Cleared
3 61 (5.21%) SC Cleared
4 31 (2.65%) DV Cleared
5 27 (2.31%) Microsoft Certification
6 20 (1.71%) Cisco Certification
6 20 (1.71%) MCSE
7 19 (1.62%) AWS Certification
7 19 (1.62%) TOGAF Certification
8 17 (1.45%) Computer Science Degree
9 16 (1.37%) CISSP
9 16 (1.37%) MCSA
10 15 (1.28%) CCNP
10 15 (1.28%) MBA
11 14 (1.20%) RHCE
11 14 (1.20%) RHCSA
12 12 (1.03%) Master's Degree
13 11 (0.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 8 (0.68%) DBS Check
14 8 (0.68%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (4.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 38 (3.25%) GDPR
2 38 (3.25%) QA
3 29 (2.48%) SLA
4 18 (1.54%) NIST
4 18 (1.54%) PCI DSS
5 15 (1.28%) Data Quality
6 12 (1.03%) Cyber Essentials
6 12 (1.03%) PMO
7 9 (0.77%) GRC
8 8 (0.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 6 (0.51%) CDISC
9 6 (0.51%) GAMP
9 6 (0.51%) ISO 22301
9 6 (0.51%) NCSC
10 5 (0.43%) HIPAA
10 5 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 5 (0.43%) SEPA
11 4 (0.34%) HMG Infosec
11 4 (0.34%) JSP 440
System Software
1 136 (11.62%) Docker
2 97 (8.29%) Active Directory
3 76 (6.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 28 (2.39%) vSphere
5 21 (1.79%) VMware ESXi
6 19 (1.62%) VMware NSX
7 16 (1.37%) Hyper-V
8 14 (1.20%) Virtual Servers
9 10 (0.85%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 5 (0.43%) Virtual Desktop
11 3 (0.26%) oVirt
11 3 (0.26%) Slurm Workload Manager
11 3 (0.26%) VMware Workstation
12 2 (0.17%) XenApp
13 1 (0.085%) Firmware
13 1 (0.085%) Forefront TMG
13 1 (0.085%) HDFS
13 1 (0.085%) ISA Server
13 1 (0.085%) Virtual Machines
13 1 (0.085%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 121 (10.34%) Kubernetes
2 78 (6.67%) Terraform
3 42 (3.59%) Ansible
4 24 (2.05%) Puppet
5 20 (1.71%) Packer
6 18 (1.54%) Grafana
6 18 (1.54%) SCCM
7 17 (1.45%) Consul
7 17 (1.45%) Docker Swarm
7 17 (1.45%) Graphite
7 17 (1.45%) Prometheus
8 6 (0.51%) Microsoft Intune
8 6 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
9 5 (0.43%) WMI
10 4 (0.34%) Nagios
10 4 (0.34%) vRealize
10 4 (0.34%) vRealize Orchestrator
10 4 (0.34%) ZABBIX
11 3 (0.26%) Observium
11 3 (0.26%) SCOM
Vendors
1 259 (22.14%) Microsoft
2 126 (10.77%) VMware
3 52 (4.44%) Salesforce.com
4 41 (3.50%) Google
5 40 (3.42%) Cisco
5 40 (3.42%) Oracle
6 30 (2.56%) Citrix
7 26 (2.22%) MuleSoft
8 23 (1.97%) Red Hat
9 22 (1.88%) Adobe
9 22 (1.88%) Veeam
10 21 (1.79%) SAP
11 17 (1.45%) Sybase
12 13 (1.11%) Atlassian
13 12 (1.03%) Sparx
13 12 (1.03%) Sun
13 12 (1.03%) Zuora
14 11 (0.94%) Cloudera
14 11 (0.94%) Informatica
15 10 (0.85%) Aareon