Period
to 20 February 2020

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 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

IT/Technology Strategy
UK
6 months to
20 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 206 194 246
Rank change year-on-year -12 +52 -37
Permanent jobs citing IT Strategy 2,045 2,755 2,551
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.65% 1.82% 1.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.80% 1.97% 1.56%
Number of salaries quoted 1,479 1,864 1,934
UK median annual salary £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.85% - +4.00%
10th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £41,250
90th Percentile £115,000 £100,000 £97,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £60,195
% change year-on-year - -0.32% +4.69%

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 113,779 139,575 163,077
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.93% 92.20% 92.25%
Number of salaries quoted 90,201 110,131 132,360
UK median annual salary £53,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.95% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £30,882 £30,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £88,750 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +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 20 February 2020.

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 February 2020. 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 -14 1,862 £67,500 +3.85% 221
UK excluding London -27 1,215 £60,000 - 172
London -7 743 £82,500 +10.00% 68
South East +29 318 £62,500 -16.67% 33
North of England -28 286 £58,000 +10.48% 49
Midlands -63 200 £65,000 +8.33% 30
East of England +18 157 £72,500 +18.37% 22
South West +76 140 £65,000 +5.69% 19
North West -30 140 £67,500 +28.57% 24
West Midlands -58 135 £67,500 +7.46% 18
Yorkshire -4 131 £52,500 -12.50% 23
Scotland +19 99 £49,480 -10.04% 10
East Midlands -26 64 £52,500 -4.55% 11
North East +14 15 £50,000 -50.00% 2
Wales -24 9 £108,500 +97.27% 8
Northern Ireland - 5 £32,198 - 1
Channel Islands - 3 £75,000 -

For the 6 months to 20 February 2020, 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.

1 666 (32.57%) Agile Software Development
2 561 (27.43%) Finance
3 461 (22.54%) Azure
4 383 (18.73%) Microsoft
5 364 (17.80%) AWS
6 347 (16.97%) Enterprise Architecture
7 268 (13.11%) Windows
8 266 (13.01%) Project Management
8 266 (13.01%) Degree
9 245 (11.98%) DevOps
10 221 (10.81%) ITIL
11 215 (10.51%) Office 365
12 214 (10.46%) SQL Server
13 204 (9.98%) SQL
14 203 (9.93%) VMware
15 200 (9.78%) Active Directory
15 200 (9.78%) Problem-Solving
16 198 (9.68%) .NET
17 193 (9.44%) TOGAF
18 190 (9.29%) Project Delivery
19 182 (8.90%) Information Security
20 181 (8.85%) Continuous Improvement
20 181 (8.85%) Mentoring
21 177 (8.66%) Technical Architecture
22 171 (8.36%) Strategic Roadmap
23 169 (8.26%) Analytical Skills
24 165 (8.07%) Retail
25 163 (7.97%) Firewall
26 157 (7.68%) C#
27 155 (7.58%) Cybersecurity

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
1 102 (4.99%) SharePoint
2 52 (2.54%) IIS
3 33 (1.61%) Confluence
4 32 (1.56%) WebSphere
5 30 (1.47%) Skype for Business
6 27 (1.32%) MS Exchange
7 26 (1.27%) CMS
8 21 (1.03%) Apache
9 18 (0.88%) Tomcat
10 14 (0.68%) Apache Spark
11 13 (0.64%) BizTalk Server
12 12 (0.59%) Drupal
13 11 (0.54%) SAS
14 10 (0.49%) Jupyter
15 9 (0.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 7 (0.34%) EPiServer
17 6 (0.29%) Elasticsearch
17 6 (0.29%) Mule
17 6 (0.29%) nginx
17 6 (0.29%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 41 (2.00%) Microsoft Office
2 28 (1.37%) Microsoft Excel
3 22 (1.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 20 (0.98%) MS Visio
5 18 (0.88%) Chatbot
6 8 (0.39%) AutoCAD
7 3 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.049%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 22 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (0.83%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 11 (0.54%) Dynamics AX
3 11 (0.54%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 10 (0.49%) SAP S/4HANA
5 8 (0.39%) SAP BPC
5 8 (0.39%) SAP CO
5 8 (0.39%) SAP FI
5 8 (0.39%) SAP FI/CO
6 6 (0.29%) NetSuite
7 4 (0.20%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 3 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
8 3 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
8 3 (0.15%) SAP ERP
9 2 (0.098%) Eikon
9 2 (0.098%) Magento
9 2 (0.098%) OpenCart
9 2 (0.098%) Orchard Housing
9 2 (0.098%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 1 (0.049%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 461 (22.54%) Azure
2 364 (17.80%) AWS
3 215 (10.51%) Office 365
4 118 (5.77%) SaaS
5 76 (3.72%) IaaS
6 68 (3.33%) PaaS
7 57 (2.79%) Azure Active Directory
8 56 (2.74%) GCP
9 45 (2.20%) Serverless
10 32 (1.56%) GitHub
11 29 (1.42%) Dynamics 365
12 26 (1.27%) G Suite
13 23 (1.12%) Cloud Computing
14 21 (1.03%) Power Platform
15 17 (0.83%) AWS Lambda
16 15 (0.73%) Azure Functions
16 15 (0.73%) Azure Machine Learning
17 14 (0.68%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 14 (0.68%) Amazon S3
17 14 (0.68%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 163 (7.97%) Firewall
2 121 (5.92%) WAN
3 76 (3.72%) LAN
4 68 (3.33%) SAN
5 63 (3.08%) Internet
6 56 (2.74%) DNS
7 54 (2.64%) MPLS
8 50 (2.44%) Unified Communications
9 33 (1.61%) DHCP
9 33 (1.61%) VPN
10 32 (1.56%) Wireless
11 29 (1.42%) TCP/IP
12 26 (1.27%) Cisco Nexus
13 21 (1.03%) Cisco ASA
14 19 (0.93%) VoIP
15 18 (0.88%) VLAN
16 15 (0.73%) Wireshark
17 14 (0.68%) Network Security
17 14 (0.68%) Wi-Fi
18 13 (0.64%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 214 (10.46%) SQL Server
2 98 (4.79%) Big Data
3 69 (3.37%) NoSQL
4 58 (2.84%) Data Warehouse
5 36 (1.76%) MySQL
6 34 (1.66%) Relational Database
7 32 (1.56%) Blockchain
8 30 (1.47%) Azure SQL Database
8 30 (1.47%) PostgreSQL
9 24 (1.17%) SQL Server 2012
10 22 (1.08%) MongoDB
11 21 (1.03%) Power BI
12 20 (0.98%) Hadoop
13 17 (0.83%) Data Lake
14 16 (0.78%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
15 15 (0.73%) Cosmos DB
16 14 (0.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 12 (0.59%) RDBMS
18 11 (0.54%) Amazon DynamoDB
19 10 (0.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 79 (3.86%) Git (software)
2 68 (3.33%) Jenkins
3 65 (3.18%) JIRA
4 45 (2.20%) Visual Studio
5 35 (1.71%) GitLab
6 32 (1.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 29 (1.42%) Bitbucket
8 23 (1.12%) Visual Studio Team System
9 10 (0.49%) Gradle
9 10 (0.49%) Liquibase
10 9 (0.44%) TeamCity
11 7 (0.34%) Maven
12 6 (0.29%) CircleCI
12 6 (0.29%) Selenium
13 5 (0.24%) Eclipse
13 5 (0.24%) Octopus Deploy
14 4 (0.20%) Cucumber
14 4 (0.20%) SOAtest
14 4 (0.20%) Team Foundation Server
14 4 (0.20%) Vagrant
General
1 561 (27.43%) Finance
2 165 (8.07%) Retail
3 99 (4.84%) Banking
4 90 (4.40%) Telecoms
5 80 (3.91%) Public Sector
6 68 (3.33%) Legal
7 67 (3.28%) Marketing
8 44 (2.15%) Manufacturing
9 30 (1.47%) Front Office
10 29 (1.42%) Local Government
11 24 (1.17%) German Language
12 21 (1.03%) Law
13 19 (0.93%) Advertising
14 15 (0.73%) Brand Awareness
15 14 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
16 11 (0.54%) Electronics
16 11 (0.54%) Games
17 10 (0.49%) Back Office
17 10 (0.49%) Billing
18 9 (0.44%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 642 (31.39%) Architect
2 250 (12.22%) Solutions Architect
3 161 (7.87%) Developer
4 155 (7.58%) IT Manager
5 147 (7.19%) Consultant
6 125 (6.11%) Enterprise Architect
7 114 (5.57%) Analyst
8 80 (3.91%) Technical Architect
9 64 (3.13%) IT Consultant
10 60 (2.93%) Chief Technology Officer
11 59 (2.89%) Head of IT
12 57 (2.79%) Data Architect
13 54 (2.64%) C# Developer
14 53 (2.59%) Business Analyst
15 51 (2.49%) Project Manager
15 51 (2.49%) Security Architect
16 50 (2.44%) Infrastructure Architect
17 49 (2.40%) DevOps Engineer
17 49 (2.40%) Software Developer
18 42 (2.05%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 198 (9.68%) .NET
2 97 (4.74%) Web Services
3 89 (4.35%) HTML
4 85 (4.16%) ASP.NET
5 80 (3.91%) CSS
6 73 (3.57%) Spring
7 55 (2.69%) ASP.NET MVC
7 55 (2.69%) Middleware
8 45 (2.20%) REST
9 44 (2.15%) ASP.NET Web API
9 44 (2.15%) SOAP
10 37 (1.81%) OAuth
11 36 (1.76%) Node.js
12 35 (1.71%) AngularJS
13 33 (1.61%) .NET Core
14 32 (1.56%) .NET Framework
15 31 (1.52%) Elastic Stack
16 29 (1.42%) OpenID
17 28 (1.37%) WebSphere MQ
18 27 (1.32%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 169 (8.26%) Analytical Skills
2 146 (7.14%) Management Information System
3 138 (6.75%) Data Centre
4 75 (3.67%) Public Cloud
5 72 (3.52%) Self-Motivation
6 64 (3.13%) Enterprise Software
7 51 (2.49%) Hybrid Cloud
8 49 (2.40%) User Experience
9 39 (1.91%) Internet of Things
10 34 (1.66%) Mobile App
11 33 (1.61%) Greenfield Project
12 23 (1.12%) PKI
13 22 (1.08%) Virtual Team
14 20 (0.98%) Robotics
15 18 (0.88%) Driving Licence
16 17 (0.83%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
16 17 (0.83%) FMCG
17 16 (0.78%) Client/Server
17 16 (0.78%) Marketing Technology
18 15 (0.73%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 268 (13.11%) Windows
2 130 (6.36%) Linux
3 119 (5.82%) Windows Server
4 38 (1.86%) Windows Server 2012
5 36 (1.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 35 (1.71%) Unix
7 34 (1.66%) CentOS
8 21 (1.03%) Windows Server 2008
9 20 (0.98%) Windows 10
10 7 (0.34%) Android
11 6 (0.29%) Apple iOS
11 6 (0.29%) VMS
11 6 (0.29%) Windows 7
12 5 (0.24%) Mac OS
12 5 (0.24%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.098%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.049%) AIX
14 1 (0.049%) Data ONTAP
14 1 (0.049%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.049%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 666 (32.57%) Agile Software Development
2 347 (16.97%) Enterprise Architecture
3 266 (13.01%) Project Management
4 245 (11.98%) DevOps
5 221 (10.81%) ITIL
6 200 (9.78%) Problem-Solving
7 193 (9.44%) TOGAF
8 190 (9.29%) Project Delivery
9 182 (8.90%) Information Security
10 181 (8.85%) Continuous Improvement
10 181 (8.85%) Mentoring
11 177 (8.66%) Technical Architecture
12 171 (8.36%) Strategic Roadmap
13 155 (7.58%) Cybersecurity
14 152 (7.43%) Stakeholder Management
15 140 (6.85%) Technology Roadmap
16 138 (6.75%) Continuous Integration
16 138 (6.75%) Scrum
17 137 (6.70%) Service Management
18 136 (6.65%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 204 (9.98%) SQL
2 157 (7.68%) C#
3 145 (7.09%) Python
4 141 (6.89%) Java
5 117 (5.72%) JavaScript
6 63 (3.08%) PowerShell
7 40 (1.96%) Ruby
8 39 (1.91%) C
9 30 (1.47%) Go
10 24 (1.17%) PHP
11 20 (0.98%) C++
11 20 (0.98%) Shell Script
12 17 (0.83%) Kotlin
13 14 (0.68%) Bash Shell
14 12 (0.59%) Java 8
15 10 (0.49%) T-SQL
16 8 (0.39%) Objective-C
17 6 (0.29%) Apex Code
18 4 (0.20%) R
18 4 (0.20%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 266 (13.01%) Degree
2 72 (3.52%) Cisco Certification
3 51 (2.49%) TOGAF Certification
4 48 (2.35%) Microsoft Certification
5 46 (2.25%) Security Cleared
6 42 (2.05%) Computer Science Degree
7 41 (2.00%) CISSP
8 35 (1.71%) MCSE
9 30 (1.47%) SC Cleared
10 29 (1.42%) CCNA
11 22 (1.08%) CCNP
12 20 (0.98%) CISM
13 16 (0.78%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 16 (0.78%) IISP
14 15 (0.73%) AWS Certification
14 15 (0.73%) CCSP
14 15 (0.73%) CIPD
14 15 (0.73%) DV Cleared
15 14 (0.68%) CSSLP
15 14 (0.68%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (3.28%) QA
2 54 (2.64%) SLA
3 48 (2.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 47 (2.30%) GDPR
5 26 (1.27%) Data Quality
6 21 (1.03%) PMO
7 20 (0.98%) NIST
8 19 (0.93%) PCI DSS
9 18 (0.88%) COBIT
10 10 (0.49%) NIST 800
11 9 (0.44%) JSP 440
12 8 (0.39%) HMG Infosec
12 8 (0.39%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 8 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 7 (0.34%) PSD2
14 6 (0.29%) ISO 20022
14 6 (0.29%) ISO 9001
14 6 (0.29%) SEPA
15 4 (0.20%) COSO
15 4 (0.20%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 200 (9.78%) Active Directory
2 129 (6.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 86 (4.21%) Docker
4 69 (3.37%) Hyper-V
5 28 (1.37%) vSphere
6 21 (1.03%) Microsoft App-V
7 10 (0.49%) VMware ESXi
7 10 (0.49%) VMware NSX
8 8 (0.39%) XenApp
9 4 (0.20%) HDFS
9 4 (0.20%) RACF
10 3 (0.15%) Firmware
10 3 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
10 3 (0.15%) VMware Server
11 2 (0.098%) BitLocker
11 2 (0.098%) KVM
11 2 (0.098%) Varnish
12 1 (0.049%) Cronacle
12 1 (0.049%) iptables
12 1 (0.049%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 89 (4.35%) Terraform
2 88 (4.30%) Kubernetes
3 84 (4.11%) Ansible
4 62 (3.03%) SCCM
5 56 (2.74%) Puppet
6 41 (2.00%) Docker Swarm
7 38 (1.86%) Grafana
8 31 (1.52%) Consul
8 31 (1.52%) Packer
9 30 (1.47%) Graphite
10 26 (1.27%) Prometheus
11 24 (1.17%) Opscode Chef
12 21 (1.03%) WSUS
13 13 (0.64%) Cisco Prime
13 13 (0.64%) Single Sign-On
14 8 (0.39%) Fluentd
14 8 (0.39%) Nagios
15 7 (0.34%) vCenter Server
16 6 (0.29%) NetBackup
16 6 (0.29%) vRealize
Vendors
1 383 (18.73%) Microsoft
2 203 (9.93%) VMware
3 113 (5.53%) Cisco
4 83 (4.06%) Salesforce.com
5 80 (3.91%) Citrix
6 78 (3.81%) Oracle
7 59 (2.89%) SAP
8 57 (2.79%) Google
9 35 (1.71%) Informatica
10 31 (1.52%) HP
11 25 (1.22%) Meraki
12 24 (1.17%) Atlassian
13 21 (1.03%) MuleSoft
13 21 (1.03%) Tealium
14 19 (0.93%) F5
14 19 (0.93%) Red Hat
15 15 (0.73%) SolarWinds
16 14 (0.68%) Pardot
16 14 (0.68%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
17 13 (0.64%) Veeam