Period
to 16 June 2019

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 16 June 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

IT/Technology Strategy
UK
6 months to
16 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 198 232 215
Rank change year-on-year +34 -17 +14
Permanent jobs citing IT Strategy 2,555 2,612 2,827
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.78% 1.52% 1.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.93% 1.65% 1.79%
Number of salaries quoted 1,749 1,922 1,913
UK median annual salary £66,000 £67,500 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.22% +8.00% -3.85%
10th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £38,300
90th Percentile £107,500 £101,250 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year - +9.09% -10.57%

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 132,132 158,018 157,679
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.01% 91.96% 91.71%
Number of salaries quoted 103,594 127,211 128,598
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 £86,250 £82,500 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

IT Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for IT Strategy in the UK

IT Strategy
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for IT Strategy in the UK

IT Strategy
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing IT Strategy over the 6 months to 16 June 2019.

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 16 June 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 +31 2,355 £67,500 - 77
UK excluding London +65 1,625 £60,000 - 53
London -12 889 £77,500 +3.33% 27
North of England +19 357 £52,500 -10.26% 16
South East +2 356 £70,000 +3.70% 14
Midlands +47 347 £62,000 +3.33% 9
West Midlands +20 241 £65,000 +13.04% 5
North West +59 213 £55,000 -4.35% 5
East of England +143 204 £62,500 +8.70% 6
South West +87 194 £60,000 +4.35% 5
Yorkshire -16 130 £50,000 -16.67% 10
Scotland +35 112 £50,000 -24.81% 2
East Midlands +63 106 £60,000 -27.27% 4
Wales +50 50 £50,000 -13.04%
North East +14 14 £45,000 -14.29% 1
Isle of Man - 5 £60,000 -
Northern Ireland -26 2 £52,500 +16.67% 1

For the 6 months to 16 June 2019, 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.

1 822 (32.17%) Agile Software Development
2 729 (28.53%) Finance
3 511 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 416 (16.28%) Enterprise Architecture
5 399 (15.62%) Microsoft Azure
6 394 (15.42%) Project Management
7 357 (13.97%) Amazon AWS
8 350 (13.70%) ITIL
9 338 (13.23%) Degree
10 335 (13.11%) Management Information System
11 325 (12.72%) Stakeholder Management
12 323 (12.64%) Problem-Solving
13 313 (12.25%) Strategic Roadmap
14 303 (11.86%) Analytical Skills
15 288 (11.27%) DevOps
16 274 (10.72%) Windows
17 268 (10.49%) SQL
18 261 (10.22%) TOGAF
19 247 (9.67%) Office 365
20 236 (9.24%) Service Delivery
21 231 (9.04%) SQL Server
21 231 (9.04%) Decision-Making
22 228 (8.92%) Technology Roadmap
23 224 (8.77%) Firewall
24 223 (8.73%) Information Security
25 221 (8.65%) Cybersecurity
26 219 (8.57%) Continuous Improvement
27 204 (7.98%) WAN
28 201 (7.87%) Technical Architecture
29 197 (7.71%) Service Management

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
1 113 (4.42%) SharePoint
2 52 (2.04%) MS Exchange
3 33 (1.29%) Skype for Business
4 32 (1.25%) WebSphere
5 24 (0.94%) BizTalk Server
5 24 (0.94%) Confluence
6 21 (0.82%) SharePoint 2010
7 18 (0.70%) IIS
8 17 (0.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 15 (0.59%) Apache
9 15 (0.59%) Apache Spark
9 15 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2010
10 13 (0.51%) NetWeaver
11 10 (0.39%) CMS
12 8 (0.31%) Drupal
12 8 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2007
12 8 (0.31%) SAS
13 7 (0.27%) WordPress
14 5 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2003
14 5 (0.20%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 42 (1.64%) MS Visio
2 40 (1.57%) Microsoft Office
3 21 (0.82%) Microsoft Excel
4 20 (0.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 10 (0.39%) Microsoft Project
6 6 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
6 6 (0.23%) Chatbot
6 6 (0.23%) Photoshop
6 6 (0.23%) Sketch
7 3 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.039%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.039%) CATIA
8 1 (0.039%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 63 (2.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 33 (1.29%) SAP S/4HANA
3 23 (0.90%) Dynamics AX
4 22 (0.86%) SAP CRM
5 19 (0.74%) Dynamics GP
6 11 (0.43%) SAP SD
7 10 (0.39%) SAP Business ByDesign
8 9 (0.35%) SAP HCM
8 9 (0.35%) SimCorp Dimension
9 7 (0.27%) SAP GRC
10 6 (0.23%) Movex
11 5 (0.20%) NetSuite
11 5 (0.20%) Salesforce.com CRM
12 4 (0.16%) SAP Business One
12 4 (0.16%) SAP SCM
12 4 (0.16%) Unit4 Business World
13 3 (0.12%) Infor M3
13 3 (0.12%) Sage 1000
13 3 (0.12%) SAP FS
14 2 (0.078%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 399 (15.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 357 (13.97%) Amazon AWS
3 247 (9.67%) Office 365
4 132 (5.17%) IaaS
5 119 (4.66%) PaaS
6 117 (4.58%) SaaS
7 80 (3.13%) Google Cloud Platform
8 66 (2.58%) Cloud Computing
9 62 (2.43%) Serverless
10 51 (2.00%) Power Platform
11 50 (1.96%) Dynamics 365
12 26 (1.02%) SuccessFactors
13 20 (0.78%) OneDrive
14 18 (0.70%) GitHub
15 16 (0.63%) Azure Active Directory
16 11 (0.43%) G Suite
17 9 (0.35%) Azure Stack
18 8 (0.31%) Amazon EC2
19 7 (0.27%) Azure Machine Learning
19 7 (0.27%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 224 (8.77%) Firewall
2 204 (7.98%) WAN
3 159 (6.22%) LAN
4 104 (4.07%) Internet
5 94 (3.68%) Network Security
6 67 (2.62%) SAN
6 67 (2.62%) VPN
7 61 (2.39%) Unified Communications
8 60 (2.35%) DNS
9 52 (2.04%) TCP/IP
9 52 (2.04%) Wireless
10 46 (1.80%) DHCP
11 45 (1.76%) Cisco Nexus
12 36 (1.41%) MPLS
13 35 (1.37%) Skype
13 35 (1.37%) VoIP
14 34 (1.33%) Cisco ASA
15 30 (1.17%) Intrusion Detection
16 25 (0.98%) Cisco IOS
16 25 (0.98%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 231 (9.04%) SQL Server
2 135 (5.28%) Big Data
3 105 (4.11%) Data Warehouse
4 87 (3.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 58 (2.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 56 (2.19%) Relational Database
7 55 (2.15%) NoSQL
8 51 (2.00%) Power BI
9 40 (1.57%) Data Lake
10 38 (1.49%) MySQL
11 32 (1.25%) SQL Server 2012
12 29 (1.14%) Hadoop
12 29 (1.14%) SSDT
13 26 (1.02%) BusinessObjects
13 26 (1.02%) PostgreSQL
14 23 (0.90%) RDBMS
15 19 (0.74%) MongoDB
16 15 (0.59%) Blockchain
17 13 (0.51%) Azure SQL Database
17 13 (0.51%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 60 (2.35%) Jenkins
2 57 (2.23%) Git (software)
3 44 (1.72%) Visual Studio
4 37 (1.45%) JIRA
5 34 (1.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 23 (0.90%) GitLab
7 13 (0.51%) Visual Studio Team System
8 12 (0.47%) Bitbucket
8 12 (0.47%) Team Foundation Server
9 8 (0.31%) Octopus Deploy
10 7 (0.27%) Maven
11 6 (0.23%) Appcelerator Titanium
11 6 (0.23%) AppScan
11 6 (0.23%) Eclipse
12 5 (0.20%) Babel
12 5 (0.20%) SoapUI
13 4 (0.16%) ERwin
13 4 (0.16%) Hudson
13 4 (0.16%) Selenium
13 4 (0.16%) webpack
General
1 729 (28.53%) Finance
2 192 (7.51%) Retail
3 160 (6.26%) Banking
4 92 (3.60%) Marketing
5 84 (3.29%) Telecoms
6 59 (2.31%) Manufacturing
7 55 (2.15%) Legal
8 40 (1.57%) Automotive
9 36 (1.41%) Front Office
10 33 (1.29%) Back Office
11 29 (1.14%) Local Government
12 23 (0.90%) Publishing
13 22 (0.86%) Financial Institution
14 20 (0.78%) Law
15 18 (0.70%) Billing
16 17 (0.67%) Games
17 12 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
18 11 (0.43%) Investment Banking
18 11 (0.43%) Retail Banking
19 8 (0.31%) German Language
Job Titles
1 800 (31.31%) Architect
2 347 (13.58%) Solutions Architect
3 213 (8.34%) Developer
4 202 (7.91%) Consultant
5 200 (7.83%) Enterprise Architect
6 194 (7.59%) IT Manager
7 179 (7.01%) Analyst
8 98 (3.84%) Senior Architect
9 81 (3.17%) Head of IT
9 81 (3.17%) Technical Architect
10 78 (3.05%) Business Analyst
11 73 (2.86%) IT Consultant
11 73 (2.86%) Project Manager
12 70 (2.74%) Senior Developer
13 67 (2.62%) Cloud Architect
14 64 (2.50%) Security Architect
15 55 (2.15%) DevOps Engineer
16 51 (2.00%) Software Developer
17 50 (1.96%) Data Architect
17 50 (1.96%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 191 (7.48%) .NET
2 159 (6.22%) Web Services
3 114 (4.46%) HTML
4 78 (3.05%) CSS
4 78 (3.05%) Node.js
5 74 (2.90%) ASP.NET
6 64 (2.50%) SOAP
7 53 (2.07%) HTML5
7 53 (2.07%) RESTful
8 51 (2.00%) Middleware
9 48 (1.88%) ASP.NET MVC
10 47 (1.84%) XML
11 46 (1.80%) Spring
12 45 (1.76%) AngularJS
13 43 (1.68%) ASP.NET Web API
14 40 (1.57%) REST
15 37 (1.45%) JSON
16 32 (1.25%) React
17 29 (1.14%) .NET Framework
17 29 (1.14%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 335 (13.11%) Management Information System
2 303 (11.86%) Analytical Skills
3 157 (6.14%) Data Centre
4 78 (3.05%) User Experience
5 64 (2.50%) Internet of Things
6 62 (2.43%) Self-Motivation
7 53 (2.07%) Cloud Native
8 51 (2.00%) Hybrid Cloud
9 49 (1.92%) Public Cloud
10 48 (1.88%) Data Protection Act
11 44 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
11 44 (1.72%) FMCG
12 39 (1.53%) Smart City
13 34 (1.33%) Life Science
14 31 (1.21%) PKI
15 30 (1.17%) Greenfield Project
16 29 (1.14%) Driving Licence
17 23 (0.90%) Mobile App
18 22 (0.86%) Virtual Team
19 21 (0.82%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 274 (10.72%) Windows
2 180 (7.05%) Linux
3 131 (5.13%) Windows Server
4 68 (2.66%) Android
5 66 (2.58%) Apple iOS
6 44 (1.72%) Windows Server 2012
7 36 (1.41%) Windows 10
8 26 (1.02%) Unix
8 26 (1.02%) Windows Server 2003
9 23 (0.90%) Windows Server 2008
10 21 (0.82%) Windows 7
11 7 (0.27%) Mac OS
12 6 (0.23%) AIX
13 4 (0.16%) Windows XP
14 2 (0.078%) CentOS
14 2 (0.078%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.078%) Windows Vista
15 1 (0.039%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.039%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 1 (0.039%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 822 (32.17%) Agile Software Development
2 416 (16.28%) Enterprise Architecture
3 394 (15.42%) Project Management
4 350 (13.70%) ITIL
5 325 (12.72%) Stakeholder Management
6 323 (12.64%) Problem-Solving
7 313 (12.25%) Strategic Roadmap
8 288 (11.27%) DevOps
9 261 (10.22%) TOGAF
10 236 (9.24%) Service Delivery
11 231 (9.04%) Decision-Making
12 228 (8.92%) Technology Roadmap
13 223 (8.73%) Information Security
14 221 (8.65%) Cybersecurity
15 219 (8.57%) Continuous Improvement
16 201 (7.87%) Technical Architecture
17 197 (7.71%) Service Management
18 195 (7.63%) Mentoring
19 190 (7.44%) Change Management
20 171 (6.69%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 268 (10.49%) SQL
2 144 (5.64%) Java
3 130 (5.09%) JavaScript
4 122 (4.77%) C#
5 112 (4.38%) Python
6 107 (4.19%) PowerShell
7 95 (3.72%) C
8 56 (2.19%) T-SQL
9 36 (1.41%) PHP
10 35 (1.37%) Ruby
11 32 (1.25%) Go
12 28 (1.10%) PL/SQL
13 26 (1.02%) C++
14 22 (0.86%) Bash Shell
15 12 (0.47%) VB.NET
16 10 (0.39%) ABAP
17 9 (0.35%) R
18 8 (0.31%) Scala
18 8 (0.31%) VBA
19 7 (0.27%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 338 (13.23%) Degree
2 145 (5.68%) Cisco Certification
3 99 (3.87%) Security Cleared
4 87 (3.41%) CCNP
5 72 (2.82%) CISSP
6 68 (2.66%) TOGAF Certification
7 63 (2.47%) CCNA
8 54 (2.11%) Microsoft Certification
9 34 (1.33%) Computer Science Degree
9 34 (1.33%) PMI Certification
10 30 (1.17%) Master's Degree
11 29 (1.14%) PMP
12 28 (1.10%) CEH
12 28 (1.10%) MCSE
13 26 (1.02%) CISM
14 25 (0.98%) MCSA
15 24 (0.94%) Postgraduate
16 23 (0.90%) RHCSA
17 22 (0.86%) MBA
17 22 (0.86%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 113 (4.42%) GDPR
2 101 (3.95%) SLA
3 91 (3.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 89 (3.48%) QA
5 49 (1.92%) PMO
6 46 (1.80%) HMG Infosec
6 46 (1.80%) JSP 440
7 45 (1.76%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 42 (1.64%) PCI DSS
9 40 (1.57%) ISO 9001
10 36 (1.41%) ISO 22301
11 24 (0.94%) COBIT
12 19 (0.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 17 (0.67%) Data Quality
14 11 (0.43%) GPG13
14 11 (0.43%) NIST
15 7 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
16 5 (0.20%) HIPAA
17 4 (0.16%) ISO 14001
17 4 (0.16%) ITGC
System Software
1 185 (7.24%) Active Directory
2 123 (4.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 80 (3.13%) Docker
4 52 (2.04%) Hyper-V
5 19 (0.74%) Virtual Machines
6 16 (0.63%) XenApp
7 15 (0.59%) vSphere
8 13 (0.51%) VMware ESXi
8 13 (0.51%) XenDesktop
9 10 (0.39%) BitLocker
9 10 (0.39%) Microsoft App-V
9 10 (0.39%) Virtual Desktop
10 6 (0.23%) VMware NSX
11 5 (0.20%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 4 (0.16%) HDFS
12 4 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
13 3 (0.12%) Apache Flume
13 3 (0.12%) Firmware
13 3 (0.12%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 1 (0.039%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 67 (2.62%) Puppet
2 59 (2.31%) Ansible
3 58 (2.27%) Kubernetes
4 57 (2.23%) SCCM
5 49 (1.92%) Terraform
6 34 (1.33%) Docker Swarm
7 31 (1.21%) Opsview
8 30 (1.17%) Opscode Chef
9 26 (1.02%) Cisco Prime
10 25 (0.98%) Consul
10 25 (0.98%) Grafana
10 25 (0.98%) Nagios
10 25 (0.98%) Packer
11 22 (0.86%) SCOM
12 12 (0.47%) AirWatch
13 9 (0.35%) Microsoft Intune
14 8 (0.31%) Host Intrusion Detection System
14 8 (0.31%) McAfee ePO
14 8 (0.31%) Network Intrusion Detection System
14 8 (0.31%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 511 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 185 (7.24%) Cisco
3 171 (6.69%) VMware
4 147 (5.75%) SAP
5 112 (4.38%) Oracle
6 104 (4.07%) Citrix
7 96 (3.76%) Google
8 47 (1.84%) Fortinet
8 47 (1.84%) Salesforce.com
9 45 (1.76%) Meraki
10 39 (1.53%) Informatica
11 37 (1.45%) SolarWinds
12 36 (1.41%) Red Hat
13 33 (1.29%) Brocade
13 33 (1.29%) Huawei
13 33 (1.29%) Ruckus Wireless
14 28 (1.10%) IBM
15 27 (1.06%) HP
16 26 (1.02%) hybris
17 21 (0.82%) Ivanti