Period
to 21 October 2017

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 21 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

IT/Technology Strategy
UK
6 months to
21 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 217 216 229
Rank change year-on-year -1 +13 +20
Permanent jobs citing IT Strategy 2842 3067 3255
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.63% 1.61% 1.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.82% 1.80% 1.68%
Number of salaries quoted 1871 2265 2425
UK median annual salary £62,500 £65,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.85% +8.33% -0.41%
10th Percentile £40,000 £36,850 £36,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £100,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £59,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +2.61% +4.55% -

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 156565 170492 194103
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.94% 89.23% 88.60%
Number of salaries quoted 123230 141844 159582
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £78,750 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £43,500 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +2.35% - +6.25%

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 21 October 2017.

Salary histogram for IT Strategy in the UK

IT 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 IT Strategy within the UK over the 6 months to 21 October 2017. 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 0 2708 £63,750 -1.92% 103
UK excluding London -20 1444 £59,000 +2.61% 72
London +33 1354 £71,500 -1.38% 36
North of England +19 452 £57,500 +4.55% 20
South East -13 332 £70,000 +12.00% 27
Midlands -41 275 £52,500 -4.55% 7
North West -16 224 £60,000 +14.29% 13
Yorkshire +33 213 £55,500 -1.77% 6
West Midlands +2 206 £52,500 -6.67% 3
East of England -45 161 £50,000 -13.04% 6
South West -16 131 £65,000 - 7
East Midlands -56 69 £52,500 -4.55% 4
Scotland -32 55 £60,000 - 4
Wales +19 52 £50,292 +5.88% 3
North East +20 15 £60,000 +16.60% 1
Northern Ireland -39 5 £70,000 +40.00%

For the 6 months to 21 October 2017, IT jobs citing IT Strategy also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for IT Strategy.

1 945 (33.25%) Finance
2 699 (24.60%) Agile Software Development
3 597 (21.01%) Degree
4 478 (16.82%) Microsoft
5 462 (16.26%) Project Management
6 459 (16.15%) Enterprise Architecture
7 446 (15.69%) Banking
8 437 (15.38%) ITIL
9 433 (15.24%) TOGAF
10 402 (14.14%) Analytical Skills
11 377 (13.27%) Asset Management
12 372 (13.09%) SDLC
13 357 (12.56%) Investment Banking
14 350 (12.32%) Wealth Management
15 342 (12.03%) Retail Banking
16 335 (11.79%) SQL
17 331 (11.65%) Stakeholder Management
18 327 (11.51%) Management Information System
19 318 (11.19%) Windows
20 284 (9.99%) Continuous Improvement
21 279 (9.82%) Active Directory
22 261 (9.18%) Service Delivery
23 260 (9.15%) Computer Science
24 254 (8.94%) Microsoft Azure
25 252 (8.87%) SQL Server
26 239 (8.41%) Oracle
27 232 (8.16%) Java
28 228 (8.02%) VMware
29 227 (7.99%) Mentoring
30 226 (7.95%) .NET

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 92 (3.24%) MS Exchange
2 89 (3.13%) Apache
3 83 (2.92%) SharePoint
4 57 (2.01%) Tomcat
5 54 (1.90%) IIS
6 44 (1.55%) CMS
7 36 (1.27%) Skype for Business
8 32 (1.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 30 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2010
10 26 (0.91%) nginx
11 24 (0.84%) BizTalk Server
12 18 (0.63%) WebSphere
13 16 (0.56%) Apache Solr
13 16 (0.56%) Elasticsearch
14 12 (0.42%) OpenStack
15 11 (0.39%) Apache Spark
15 11 (0.39%) WordPress
16 10 (0.35%) MQSeries
16 10 (0.35%) Mule
16 10 (0.35%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 75 (2.64%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (0.70%) Microsoft Excel
3 16 (0.56%) Microsoft Project
4 14 (0.49%) MS Visio
5 10 (0.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (0.11%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.035%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.035%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 51 (1.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 43 (1.51%) SAP MM
3 40 (1.41%) SAP MII
3 40 (1.41%) SAP PP
3 40 (1.41%) SAP PP-PI
4 13 (0.46%) Oracle EBS
5 10 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
6 9 (0.32%) SAP S/4HANA
7 7 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
8 6 (0.21%) Maximo
9 5 (0.18%) Oracle BPM
9 5 (0.18%) Oracle ERP
9 5 (0.18%) Oracle Payables
10 4 (0.14%) Lawson
10 4 (0.14%) Oracle General Ledger
10 4 (0.14%) Oracle Receivables
10 4 (0.14%) Oracle Retail
10 4 (0.14%) SAP EWM
10 4 (0.14%) Unit4 Business World
11 3 (0.11%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 254 (8.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 217 (7.64%) Amazon AWS
3 126 (4.43%) Office 365
4 123 (4.33%) PaaS
5 116 (4.08%) IaaS
6 115 (4.05%) SaaS
7 70 (2.46%) GitHub
8 27 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
9 23 (0.81%) Amazon EC2
10 20 (0.70%) Google Cloud Platform
11 18 (0.63%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 16 (0.56%) AWS CloudFormation
13 10 (0.35%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 10 (0.35%) SuccessFactors
14 9 (0.32%) Azure Active Directory
14 9 (0.32%) Dynamics 365
15 8 (0.28%) AWS Lambda
15 8 (0.28%) Mimecast
15 8 (0.28%) Serverless
16 7 (0.25%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 160 (5.63%) Firewall
2 138 (4.86%) WAN
3 113 (3.98%) LAN
4 111 (3.91%) DNS
5 91 (3.20%) SAN
6 72 (2.53%) Internet
7 53 (1.86%) DHCP
8 52 (1.83%) Network Security
9 51 (1.79%) TCP/IP
10 50 (1.76%) LDAP
11 48 (1.69%) VPN
12 46 (1.62%) VoIP
13 35 (1.23%) Wireless
14 30 (1.06%) SSL
15 28 (0.99%) Skype
15 28 (0.99%) Unified Communications
16 27 (0.95%) Cisco IOS
17 24 (0.84%) Cisco Nexus
18 20 (0.70%) Cisco ASA
19 16 (0.56%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 252 (8.87%) SQL Server
2 94 (3.31%) MySQL
3 75 (2.64%) Big Data
4 56 (1.97%) Relational Database
5 41 (1.44%) MongoDB
6 39 (1.37%) SQL Server 2008
7 36 (1.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 34 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
9 32 (1.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 29 (1.02%) NoSQL
10 29 (1.02%) RDBMS
11 28 (0.99%) Hadoop
12 24 (0.84%) PostgreSQL
13 19 (0.67%) SQL Server 2012
14 17 (0.60%) GIS
15 16 (0.56%) SQL Server 2014
16 15 (0.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 14 (0.49%) Blockchain
18 13 (0.46%) Power BI
18 13 (0.46%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 65 (2.29%) Jenkins
2 57 (2.01%) Maven
3 49 (1.72%) Subversion
4 48 (1.69%) JUnit
5 45 (1.58%) JIRA
6 38 (1.34%) Visual Studio
7 36 (1.27%) Git (software)
8 12 (0.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 10 (0.35%) Eclipse
9 10 (0.35%) Hudson
9 10 (0.35%) InstallShield
9 10 (0.35%) Selenium
10 9 (0.32%) MSI
10 9 (0.32%) Team Foundation Server
11 8 (0.28%) Bitbucket
12 7 (0.25%) TeamCity
13 6 (0.21%) Oracle Forms
13 6 (0.21%) RStudio
13 6 (0.21%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 6 (0.21%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 945 (33.25%) Finance
2 446 (15.69%) Banking
3 357 (12.56%) Investment Banking
4 342 (12.03%) Retail Banking
5 160 (5.63%) Retail
6 109 (3.84%) Legal
7 104 (3.66%) Manufacturing
8 100 (3.52%) Marketing
9 71 (2.50%) Telecoms
10 56 (1.97%) Law
11 42 (1.48%) Publishing
12 26 (0.91%) Advertising
13 24 (0.84%) Front Office
14 23 (0.81%) Back Office
15 21 (0.74%) Games
16 20 (0.70%) Financial Institution
17 16 (0.56%) Local Government
18 14 (0.49%) Aerospace
19 13 (0.46%) Electronics
20 12 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 712 (25.05%) Architect
2 291 (10.24%) Analyst
3 261 (9.18%) Solutions Architect
4 225 (7.92%) IT Manager
5 221 (7.78%) Enterprise Architect
6 188 (6.62%) Developer
7 130 (4.57%) Consultant
8 118 (4.15%) Head of Architecture
9 110 (3.87%) Head of IT
10 102 (3.59%) Business Analyst
11 88 (3.10%) Infrastructure Architect
12 86 (3.03%) Project Manager
13 79 (2.78%) Service Manager
14 73 (2.57%) Senior Manager
14 73 (2.57%) Technical Architect
15 69 (2.43%) Technical Manager
16 63 (2.22%) Chief Technology Officer
17 62 (2.18%) Infrastructure Manager
18 59 (2.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
19 58 (2.04%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 226 (7.95%) .NET
2 176 (6.19%) Web Services
3 133 (4.68%) AngularJS
4 131 (4.61%) HTML
5 112 (3.94%) REST
6 99 (3.48%) SOAP
7 95 (3.34%) XML
8 90 (3.17%) CSS
9 89 (3.13%) Middleware
9 89 (3.13%) Spring
10 77 (2.71%) ASP.NET
11 70 (2.46%) J2EE
12 56 (1.97%) JSON
13 51 (1.79%) Node.js
14 48 (1.69%) JPA
14 48 (1.69%) SailPoint
15 47 (1.65%) HTML5
16 45 (1.58%) jQuery
17 40 (1.41%) SAPUI5
18 38 (1.34%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 402 (14.14%) Analytical Skills
2 327 (11.51%) Management Information System
3 260 (9.15%) Computer Science
4 183 (6.44%) Data Centre
5 78 (2.74%) User Experience
6 63 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
6 63 (2.22%) Public Cloud
7 48 (1.69%) Fintech
8 39 (1.37%) Virtual Team
9 38 (1.34%) PKI
10 35 (1.23%) Fixed Income
11 34 (1.20%) CMDB
12 33 (1.16%) Mobile App
13 31 (1.09%) Greenfield Project
14 29 (1.02%) Hybrid Cloud
15 24 (0.84%) Clustering
16 23 (0.81%) Driving Licence
17 22 (0.77%) NHS
18 19 (0.67%) Replication
19 16 (0.56%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 318 (11.19%) Windows
2 171 (6.02%) Linux
3 141 (4.96%) Windows Server
4 95 (3.34%) Unix
5 58 (2.04%) Windows Server 2012
6 51 (1.79%) Windows Server 2008
7 48 (1.69%) Windows 7
8 36 (1.27%) Windows 10
9 21 (0.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 20 (0.70%) Android
11 18 (0.63%) Windows Server 2003
12 16 (0.56%) Apple iOS
13 9 (0.32%) Solaris
14 8 (0.28%) CentOS
14 8 (0.28%) Ubuntu
14 8 (0.28%) Windows 8
15 6 (0.21%) Debian
16 5 (0.18%) Mac OS
16 5 (0.18%) Windows XP
17 4 (0.14%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 699 (24.60%) Agile Software Development
2 462 (16.26%) Project Management
3 459 (16.15%) Enterprise Architecture
4 437 (15.38%) ITIL
5 433 (15.24%) TOGAF
6 377 (13.27%) Asset Management
7 372 (13.09%) SDLC
8 350 (12.32%) Wealth Management
9 331 (11.65%) Stakeholder Management
10 284 (9.99%) Continuous Improvement
11 261 (9.18%) Service Delivery
12 227 (7.99%) Mentoring
13 216 (7.60%) Change Management
14 203 (7.14%) Service Management
15 192 (6.76%) PRINCE2
16 190 (6.69%) Risk Management
17 182 (6.40%) Technical Architecture
18 168 (5.91%) Scrum
19 165 (5.81%) Line Management
20 160 (5.63%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 335 (11.79%) SQL
2 232 (8.16%) Java
3 176 (6.19%) C#
4 158 (5.56%) R
5 156 (5.49%) JavaScript
6 83 (2.92%) Python
7 82 (2.89%) PowerShell
8 73 (2.57%) T-SQL
9 61 (2.15%) PL/SQL
10 60 (2.11%) C
11 55 (1.94%) Shell Script
12 41 (1.44%) Ruby
13 40 (1.41%) Bash Shell
13 40 (1.41%) PHP
14 26 (0.91%) C++
15 23 (0.81%) VB.NET
16 18 (0.63%) Perl
16 18 (0.63%) Scala
17 10 (0.35%) Groovy
18 8 (0.28%) PHP 5
Qualifications
1 597 (21.01%) Degree
2 195 (6.86%) Computer Science Degree
3 116 (4.08%) Security Cleared
4 91 (3.20%) SC Cleared
5 66 (2.32%) Cisco Certification
6 61 (2.15%) CISSP
7 56 (1.97%) Microsoft Certification
8 51 (1.79%) CCNA
9 46 (1.62%) CISM
10 40 (1.41%) ISEB
11 33 (1.16%) PMI Certification
12 31 (1.09%) DV Cleared
12 31 (1.09%) ITIL Certification
12 31 (1.09%) MCSE
13 30 (1.06%) CCNP
14 25 (0.88%) PMP
15 23 (0.81%) Master's Degree
15 23 (0.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 16 (0.56%) APMP
17 15 (0.53%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 153 (5.38%) SLA
2 145 (5.10%) QA
3 98 (3.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 78 (2.74%) PMO
5 49 (1.72%) COBIT
6 42 (1.48%) GDPR
7 26 (0.91%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 24 (0.84%) PCI DSS
9 21 (0.74%) Cyber Essentials
10 17 (0.60%) Data Quality
11 8 (0.28%) GxP
12 7 (0.25%) Disclosure Scotland
12 7 (0.25%) Val IT
13 6 (0.21%) GAMP
13 6 (0.21%) GCP
13 6 (0.21%) GPG13
13 6 (0.21%) ISO 9001
14 5 (0.18%) MiFID
15 4 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
16 3 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 279 (9.82%) Active Directory
2 153 (5.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 98 (3.45%) Hyper-V
4 53 (1.86%) VMware ESXi
5 47 (1.65%) Docker
6 19 (0.67%) Microsoft App-V
7 17 (0.60%) vSphere
8 16 (0.56%) XenApp
9 15 (0.53%) VMware Workstation
10 11 (0.39%) Virtual Machines
11 9 (0.32%) VMware NSX
11 9 (0.32%) XenDesktop
12 8 (0.28%) Firmware
13 6 (0.21%) Virtual Servers
14 5 (0.18%) Virtual Desktop
15 4 (0.14%) Varnish
15 4 (0.14%) vCloud
16 2 (0.070%) HDFS
16 2 (0.070%) ISA Server
16 2 (0.070%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 81 (2.85%) Puppet
2 59 (2.08%) SCCM
3 53 (1.86%) Ansible
4 37 (1.30%) Opscode Chef
5 31 (1.09%) SCOM
6 28 (0.99%) Terraform
7 21 (0.74%) Backup Exec
8 20 (0.70%) SCOrch
9 18 (0.63%) Microsoft Clustering
10 16 (0.56%) vRealize
11 13 (0.46%) Grafana
12 10 (0.35%) Norton AntiVirus
13 9 (0.32%) Simpana
14 8 (0.28%) SCVMM
15 7 (0.25%) NetBackup
15 7 (0.25%) SCSM
16 6 (0.21%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
17 5 (0.18%) FortiGate
17 5 (0.18%) Nagios
18 4 (0.14%) Nmap
Vendors
1 478 (16.82%) Microsoft
2 239 (8.41%) Oracle
3 228 (8.02%) VMware
4 162 (5.70%) Cisco
5 149 (5.24%) SAP
6 83 (2.92%) Citrix
7 68 (2.39%) IBM
8 67 (2.36%) HP
9 54 (1.90%) Salesforce.com
10 36 (1.27%) EMC
11 35 (1.23%) Dell
12 33 (1.16%) NetApp
13 32 (1.13%) Informatica
14 29 (1.02%) Google
15 25 (0.88%) CheckPoint
15 25 (0.88%) Red Hat
15 25 (0.88%) Siebel
16 23 (0.81%) Symantec
17 22 (0.77%) F5
18 21 (0.74%) Splunk