Period
to 17 January 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 17 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

IT/Technology Strategy
UK
6 months to
17 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 226 207 195
Rank change year-on-year -19 -12 +45
Permanent jobs citing IT Strategy 876 2,069 2,732
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.42% 1.64% 1.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.53% 1.78% 1.96%
Number of salaries quoted 762 1,632 2,020
Median annual salary £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.69% -
10th Percentile £40,117 £41,250 £41,250
90th Percentile £107,250 £112,300 £97,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £59,566 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year -4.69% +4.17% -4.00%

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 57,123 116,177 139,428
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.28% 92.12% 92.23%
Number of salaries quoted 46,159 93,053 111,395
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £29,763
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,000 £45,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +7.69% +1.11% -

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 17 January 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 17 January 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 -27 786 £70,000 - 167
UK excluding London -7 536 £59,566 -4.69% 125
London -22 301 £80,000 -5.88% 60
North of England +23 172 £60,000 - 37
South East +2 113 £70,000 +16.67% 27
Work from Home -56 107 £72,000 -8.57% 20
North West +37 97 £72,500 +5.45% 19
Midlands -12 85 £55,675 -14.35% 18
South West +27 78 £57,000 -12.31% 7
Yorkshire -17 63 £55,000 - 16
West Midlands -2 58 £57,500 -14.81% 11
Scotland +19 55 £45,000 -10.00% 14
East Midlands +22 27 £55,675 +6.05% 7
East of England +12 25 £68,750 -6.78% 16
North East +21 12 £51,218 -4.71% 2
Wales +51 7 £51,788 -58.57% 6
Isle of Man - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 17 January 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.

1 262 (29.91%) Agile Software Development
2 260 (29.68%) Azure
3 246 (28.08%) Microsoft
4 194 (22.15%) Finance
5 159 (18.15%) DevOps
6 154 (17.58%) AWS
7 143 (16.32%) Windows
8 130 (14.84%) Enterprise Architecture
9 128 (14.61%) Degree
10 127 (14.50%) ITIL
11 116 (13.24%) Project Management
12 113 (12.90%) .NET
13 108 (12.33%) Active Directory
14 106 (12.10%) SQL
15 104 (11.87%) VMware
16 92 (10.50%) Problem-Solving
17 90 (10.27%) Technology Roadmap
18 89 (10.16%) Linux
18 89 (10.16%) Office 365
19 83 (9.47%) Continuous Improvement
20 79 (9.02%) Windows Server
20 79 (9.02%) C#
21 78 (8.90%) Python
22 77 (8.79%) TOGAF
23 76 (8.68%) SQL Server
23 76 (8.68%) Stakeholder Management
23 76 (8.68%) Firewall
23 76 (8.68%) Cybersecurity
24 73 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
25 71 (8.11%) 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 29 (3.31%) SharePoint
2 27 (3.08%) MS Exchange
3 24 (2.74%) Confluence
4 14 (1.60%) CMS
5 12 (1.37%) Apache Spark
5 12 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2010
5 12 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2013
6 11 (1.26%) Drupal
7 10 (1.14%) Tomcat
8 9 (1.03%) JBoss
8 9 (1.03%) Skype for Business
9 8 (0.91%) IIS
9 8 (0.91%) nginx
10 7 (0.80%) OpenStack
10 7 (0.80%) WebLogic
11 6 (0.68%) ArcGIS
12 5 (0.57%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 4 (0.46%) BizTalk Server
14 3 (0.34%) Apache
14 3 (0.34%) WebSphere
Applications
1 25 (2.85%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (0.80%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.57%) Chatbot
4 2 (0.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.23%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.11%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.11%) Autodesk Inventor
5 1 (0.11%) Mathcad
5 1 (0.11%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.11%) Revit
5 1 (0.11%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 15 (1.71%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 7 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.57%) Q-Pulse
4 4 (0.46%) Eikon
4 4 (0.46%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 4 (0.46%) Temenos T24
5 3 (0.34%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (0.34%) Visualfiles
6 1 (0.11%) Sentinel
6 1 (0.11%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 260 (29.68%) Azure
2 154 (17.58%) AWS
3 89 (10.16%) Office 365
4 71 (8.11%) SaaS
5 57 (6.51%) GCP
6 47 (5.37%) PaaS
7 33 (3.77%) GitHub
8 32 (3.65%) Cloud Computing
9 29 (3.31%) IaaS
10 24 (2.74%) Serverless
11 18 (2.05%) Azure Functions
12 9 (1.03%) Power Platform
13 8 (0.91%) Azure Active Directory
14 7 (0.80%) Dynamics 365
15 6 (0.68%) Azure Machine Learning
16 5 (0.57%) AWS Lambda
16 5 (0.57%) G Suite
16 5 (0.57%) Mimecast
17 4 (0.46%) Amazon EC2
17 4 (0.46%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 76 (8.68%) Firewall
2 57 (6.51%) DNS
3 34 (3.88%) DHCP
4 30 (3.42%) Internet
5 28 (3.20%) LAN
6 27 (3.08%) WAN
7 25 (2.85%) Network Security
7 25 (2.85%) VSAN
8 23 (2.63%) Wireless
9 18 (2.05%) VoIP
10 16 (1.83%) SSL
10 16 (1.83%) VLAN
11 15 (1.71%) VPN
12 12 (1.37%) SAN
13 9 (1.03%) Skype
14 7 (0.80%) Intrusion Detection
14 7 (0.80%) TCP/IP
15 6 (0.68%) NetScaler
15 6 (0.68%) Wi-Fi
15 6 (0.68%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (8.68%) SQL Server
2 48 (5.48%) Big Data
3 43 (4.91%) NoSQL
4 34 (3.88%) MySQL
5 20 (2.28%) Cosmos DB
5 20 (2.28%) Data Warehouse
5 20 (2.28%) Relational Database
6 16 (1.83%) Hadoop
6 16 (1.83%) MongoDB
6 16 (1.83%) PostgreSQL
6 16 (1.83%) RDBMS
7 15 (1.71%) Azure SQL Database
8 14 (1.60%) Data Lake
9 8 (0.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 7 (0.80%) GIS
11 6 (0.68%) BigQuery
11 6 (0.68%) Power BI
12 5 (0.57%) Amazon Redshift
12 5 (0.57%) Snowflake Schema
12 5 (0.57%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 49 (5.59%) Git (software)
2 42 (4.79%) Jenkins
3 34 (3.88%) JIRA
4 26 (2.97%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 24 (2.74%) GitLab
6 18 (2.05%) Team Foundation Server
7 15 (1.71%) Bitbucket
8 11 (1.26%) TeamCity
9 10 (1.14%) Cucumber
10 9 (1.03%) Subversion
11 8 (0.91%) Visual Studio
12 7 (0.80%) Maven
12 7 (0.80%) NUnit
12 7 (0.80%) Selenium
12 7 (0.80%) Visual Studio Team System
13 4 (0.46%) Octopus Deploy
14 2 (0.23%) Ant
14 2 (0.23%) Gradle
14 2 (0.23%) JUnit
15 1 (0.11%) ERwin
General
1 194 (22.15%) Finance
2 54 (6.16%) Public Sector
3 41 (4.68%) Legal
4 30 (3.42%) Retail
5 28 (3.20%) Banking
6 27 (3.08%) Marketing
7 21 (2.40%) Local Government
7 21 (2.40%) Telecoms
8 18 (2.05%) Manufacturing
9 17 (1.94%) Front Office
10 13 (1.48%) Back Office
11 11 (1.26%) Law
12 9 (1.03%) Financial Institution
13 8 (0.91%) Advertising
13 8 (0.91%) Aerospace
13 8 (0.91%) Games
13 8 (0.91%) Housing Association
14 7 (0.80%) Pharmaceutical
15 5 (0.57%) Mandarin Language
16 4 (0.46%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 222 (25.34%) Architect
2 107 (12.21%) Solutions Architect
3 85 (9.70%) Developer
4 64 (7.31%) IT Manager
5 44 (5.02%) Consultant
6 40 (4.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 39 (4.45%) Analyst
7 39 (4.45%) Enterprise Architect
8 38 (4.34%) Head of IT
9 31 (3.54%) DevOps Engineer
9 31 (3.54%) Platform Engineer
10 30 (3.42%) IT Engineer
11 29 (3.31%) Technical Architect
12 27 (3.08%) Head of Technology
13 24 (2.74%) Infrastructure Architect
13 24 (2.74%) Senior Developer
14 22 (2.51%) Head of Architecture
15 20 (2.28%) Cloud Engineer
15 20 (2.28%) IT Director
16 19 (2.17%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 113 (12.90%) .NET
2 36 (4.11%) Middleware
2 36 (4.11%) Web Services
3 32 (3.65%) HTML
4 31 (3.54%) CSS
5 30 (3.42%) .NET Framework
6 27 (3.08%) React
7 24 (2.74%) Elastic Stack
8 22 (2.51%) Spring
9 20 (2.28%) .NET Core
10 17 (1.94%) AngularJS
10 17 (1.94%) SOAP
11 15 (1.71%) JSON
11 15 (1.71%) Ruby on Rails
12 14 (1.60%) ASP.NET Web API
12 14 (1.60%) Kafka
12 14 (1.60%) REST
12 14 (1.60%) RESTful
13 11 (1.26%) HTML5
13 11 (1.26%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 70 (7.99%) Management Information System
2 68 (7.76%) Analytical Skills
3 50 (5.71%) Public Cloud
4 43 (4.91%) Data Centre
5 25 (2.85%) User Experience
6 23 (2.63%) Hybrid Cloud
7 21 (2.40%) Internet of Things
8 17 (1.94%) PKI
9 15 (1.71%) Self-Motivation
10 13 (1.48%) Replication
11 12 (1.37%) Driving Licence
12 11 (1.26%) Enterprise Software
12 11 (1.26%) Greenfield Project
13 10 (1.14%) Cloud Native
14 9 (1.03%) Video Conferencing
15 8 (0.91%) Analytical Mindset
16 6 (0.68%) Client/Server
16 6 (0.68%) Cyberthreat
16 6 (0.68%) Data Structures
17 5 (0.57%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 143 (16.32%) Windows
2 89 (10.16%) Linux
3 79 (9.02%) Windows Server
4 45 (5.14%) Windows 10
5 37 (4.22%) CentOS
6 36 (4.11%) Windows Server 2012
7 27 (3.08%) Windows Server 2016
7 27 (3.08%) Windows Server 2019
8 23 (2.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 10 (1.14%) Solaris
10 7 (0.80%) Windows Server 2008
11 6 (0.68%) Fedora
11 6 (0.68%) Windows 7
12 4 (0.46%) Ubuntu
13 3 (0.34%) Unix
14 2 (0.23%) Android
14 2 (0.23%) Apple iOS
15 1 (0.11%) HPUX
15 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 262 (29.91%) Agile Software Development
2 159 (18.15%) DevOps
3 130 (14.84%) Enterprise Architecture
4 127 (14.50%) ITIL
5 116 (13.24%) Project Management
6 92 (10.50%) Problem-Solving
7 90 (10.27%) Technology Roadmap
8 83 (9.47%) Continuous Improvement
9 77 (8.79%) TOGAF
10 76 (8.68%) Cybersecurity
10 76 (8.68%) Stakeholder Management
11 71 (8.11%) Mentoring
11 71 (8.11%) Microservices
12 69 (7.88%) Service Management
13 68 (7.76%) Service Delivery
14 65 (7.42%) Strategic Roadmap
15 64 (7.31%) Project Delivery
16 62 (7.08%) Scrum
17 59 (6.74%) Business Case
18 53 (6.05%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 106 (12.10%) SQL
2 79 (9.02%) C#
3 78 (8.90%) Python
4 55 (6.28%) JavaScript
5 49 (5.59%) Java
6 48 (5.48%) PowerShell
7 38 (4.34%) Ruby
8 37 (4.22%) C
9 23 (2.63%) Go
10 17 (1.94%) VBA
11 14 (1.60%) Bash Shell
12 13 (1.48%) T-SQL
13 12 (1.37%) Perl
13 12 (1.37%) PHP
14 8 (0.91%) VB
15 4 (0.46%) R
16 3 (0.34%) Java 8
16 3 (0.34%) PHP 7
16 3 (0.34%) PL/SQL
16 3 (0.34%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 128 (14.61%) Degree
2 58 (6.62%) Security Cleared
3 45 (5.14%) SC Cleared
4 27 (3.08%) Microsoft Certification
5 25 (2.85%) AWS Certification
6 24 (2.74%) MCSE
7 22 (2.51%) TOGAF Certification
8 20 (2.28%) Cisco Certification
8 20 (2.28%) Computer Science Degree
9 17 (1.94%) CISSP
9 17 (1.94%) DV Cleared
10 16 (1.83%) MCSA
10 16 (1.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 14 (1.60%) CCNP
12 11 (1.26%) Master's Degree
12 11 (1.26%) MCP
12 11 (1.26%) VCP6
13 9 (1.03%) ITIL Certification
13 9 (1.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 8 (0.91%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (4.22%) GDPR
2 29 (3.31%) QA
3 28 (3.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 28 (3.20%) SLA
4 12 (1.37%) PCI DSS
5 9 (1.03%) NIST
6 8 (0.91%) PMO
6 8 (0.91%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 7 (0.80%) Data Quality
7 7 (0.80%) ISO 22301
8 6 (0.68%) GAMP
8 6 (0.68%) HIPAA
8 6 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 3 (0.34%) COBIT
9 3 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 2 (0.23%) Cyber Essentials
10 2 (0.23%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 2 (0.23%) ITGC
11 1 (0.11%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 108 (12.33%) Active Directory
2 73 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (3.65%) VMware ESXi
4 30 (3.42%) Docker
5 26 (2.97%) vSphere
6 25 (2.85%) VMware NSX
7 22 (2.51%) Virtual Servers
8 14 (1.60%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 12 (1.37%) Hyper-V
10 11 (1.26%) Forefront TMG
10 11 (1.26%) ISA Server
11 6 (0.68%) oVirt
11 6 (0.68%) Slurm Workload Manager
12 3 (0.34%) BitLocker
12 3 (0.34%) Varnish
12 3 (0.34%) XenApp
13 2 (0.23%) Firmware
13 2 (0.23%) Virtual Desktop
14 1 (0.11%) HDFS
14 1 (0.11%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 57 (6.51%) Terraform
2 36 (4.11%) Kubernetes
3 30 (3.42%) Puppet
4 29 (3.31%) SCCM
5 24 (2.74%) Grafana
6 23 (2.63%) Graphite
6 23 (2.63%) Prometheus
7 21 (2.40%) Ansible
8 14 (1.60%) SCOM
9 11 (1.26%) Microsoft Intune
10 8 (0.91%) SCOrch
11 7 (0.80%) Nagios
11 7 (0.80%) ZABBIX
12 6 (0.68%) Observium
12 6 (0.68%) Red Hat Spacewalk
13 4 (0.46%) Consul
13 4 (0.46%) Docker Swarm
13 4 (0.46%) Packer
14 3 (0.34%) OPNET
14 3 (0.34%) vRealize
Vendors
1 246 (28.08%) Microsoft
2 104 (11.87%) VMware
3 43 (4.91%) Google
3 43 (4.91%) Oracle
4 41 (4.68%) Salesforce.com
5 40 (4.57%) Cisco
6 22 (2.51%) Citrix
7 21 (2.40%) Veeam
8 16 (1.83%) MuleSoft
9 14 (1.60%) Adobe
10 13 (1.48%) Atlassian
11 11 (1.26%) Databricks
11 11 (1.26%) SAP
11 11 (1.26%) Sybase
12 10 (1.14%) Meraki
13 9 (1.03%) Zuora
14 8 (0.91%) Dell
15 7 (0.80%) HP
15 7 (0.80%) Juniper
15 7 (0.80%) Sun