Period
to 25 July 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 25 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

IT/Technology Strategy
UK
6 months to
25 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 246 226 201
Rank change year-on-year -20 -25 +32
Permanent jobs citing IT Strategy 1,597 1,089 2,558
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.42% 1.54% 1.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.52% 1.67% 1.92%
Number of salaries quoted 1,130 778 1,842
10th Percentile £37,000 £41,250 £41,250
25th Percentile £48,563 £50,000 £48,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £68,500 £67,500 £67,500
Median % change year-on-year +1.48% - -
75th Percentile £88,750 £82,500 £86,813
90th Percentile £105,000 £103,750 £107,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £60,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year -8.33% -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 105,085 65,366 133,350
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 93.45% 92.39% 92.45%
Number of salaries quoted 71,668 52,888 106,318
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,250 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,000 £41,250 £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 £73,750 £70,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £90,000 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +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 25 July 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 25 July 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 -26 1,391 £67,500 - 261
UK excluding London -20 895 £55,000 -8.33% 191
London -31 566 £77,250 +6.55% 88
Work from Home -25 344 £80,000 +4.92% 66
North of England -22 288 £51,625 -17.40% 69
South East +17 239 £79,500 +22.31% 32
North West -38 142 £60,000 -7.69% 34
Yorkshire -6 122 £45,000 -14.29% 28
Midlands -67 107 £50,000 -16.67% 38
South West -61 103 £50,018 -13.01% 16
West Midlands -50 78 £55,000 -8.33% 24
East of England -42 74 £54,750 -17.36% 18
Scotland -29 64 £53,500 +0.94% 10
East Midlands -53 29 £42,500 -34.62% 14
North East -2 26 £43,500 +16.00% 7
Wales 0 23 £60,000 -28.14% 7
Northern Ireland -31 5 £40,000 - 1

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 529 (33.12%) Agile Software Development
2 378 (23.67%) Azure
3 375 (23.48%) Social Skills
4 339 (21.23%) Microsoft
5 313 (19.60%) Finance
6 288 (18.03%) AWS
7 286 (17.91%) DevOps
8 224 (14.03%) Software Engineering
9 209 (13.09%) Strategic Roadmap
10 193 (12.09%) .NET
11 190 (11.90%) Degree
12 186 (11.65%) Technology Roadmap
13 174 (10.90%) Windows
14 172 (10.77%) C#
15 170 (10.64%) SQL
16 165 (10.33%) CRM
17 164 (10.27%) Project Management
18 161 (10.08%) Docker
19 154 (9.64%) Enterprise Architecture
20 148 (9.27%) Kubernetes
21 140 (8.77%) Python
22 137 (8.58%) JavaScript
23 136 (8.52%) Mentoring
24 127 (7.95%) Active Directory
25 126 (7.89%) Management Information System
26 124 (7.76%) Scrum
26 124 (7.76%) SQL Server
27 123 (7.70%) Microsoft 365
28 120 (7.51%) ITIL
29 119 (7.45%) Problem-Solving

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 71 (4.45%) SharePoint
2 21 (1.31%) Confluence
2 21 (1.31%) MS Exchange
3 20 (1.25%) Elasticsearch
4 17 (1.06%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 15 (0.94%) IIS
6 13 (0.81%) CMS
7 10 (0.63%) OpenStack
8 8 (0.50%) Apache Spark
8 8 (0.50%) WordPress
9 6 (0.38%) Apache Airflow
10 5 (0.31%) BizTalk Server
10 5 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2010
10 5 (0.31%) nginx
10 5 (0.31%) Sitecore CMS
10 5 (0.31%) Tomcat
10 5 (0.31%) Umbraco
11 4 (0.25%) Oracle Workflow
12 3 (0.19%) EPiServer
12 3 (0.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 40 (2.50%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (1.25%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (0.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (0.63%) Chatbot
5 7 (0.44%) Microsoft Project
6 6 (0.38%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.38%) Windchill
7 2 (0.13%) Figma
7 2 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 24 (1.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 18 (1.13%) Magento
3 9 (0.56%) Adobe Campaign
4 7 (0.44%) NetSuite
4 7 (0.44%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 6 (0.38%) Dynamics NAV
5 6 (0.38%) SAP S/4HANA
6 5 (0.31%) Elite 3E
6 5 (0.31%) Sage 200
6 5 (0.31%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 4 (0.25%) Oracle Financials
7 4 (0.25%) Oracle Payables
7 4 (0.25%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
8 3 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
8 3 (0.19%) Oracle EBS R12
8 3 (0.19%) Oracle ERP
8 3 (0.19%) Shopify
9 2 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
9 2 (0.13%) SAP Business One
9 2 (0.13%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 378 (23.67%) Azure
2 288 (18.03%) AWS
3 123 (7.70%) Microsoft 365
4 105 (6.57%) GCP
5 90 (5.64%) SaaS
6 66 (4.13%) Azure Active Directory
7 63 (3.94%) PaaS
7 63 (3.94%) Serverless
8 47 (2.94%) IaaS
9 44 (2.76%) Cloud Computing
10 41 (2.57%) Power Platform
11 35 (2.19%) AWS CloudFormation
12 33 (2.07%) GitHub
13 31 (1.94%) Dynamics 365
14 21 (1.31%) Amazon EC2
15 19 (1.19%) Azure Functions
16 17 (1.06%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
16 17 (1.06%) PowerApps
17 15 (0.94%) AWS Lambda
17 15 (0.94%) Azure Service Bus
Communications & Networking
1 86 (5.39%) Broadband
2 74 (4.63%) 5G
2 74 (4.63%) Firewall
3 43 (2.69%) DNS
4 36 (2.25%) WAN
5 35 (2.19%) Internet
6 33 (2.07%) DHCP
7 31 (1.94%) SAN
8 29 (1.82%) LAN
9 28 (1.75%) TCP/IP
10 27 (1.69%) VPN
11 24 (1.50%) Network Security
12 20 (1.25%) VoIP
13 16 (1.00%) SSL
13 16 (1.00%) VLAN
14 15 (0.94%) Wi-Fi
15 13 (0.81%) Unified Communications
16 11 (0.69%) Intranet
16 11 (0.69%) SD-WAN
17 10 (0.63%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 124 (7.76%) SQL Server
2 38 (2.38%) Big Data
2 38 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
3 36 (2.25%) MySQL
4 31 (1.94%) Power BI
4 31 (1.94%) Relational Database
5 29 (1.82%) Azure SQL Database
5 29 (1.82%) NoSQL
6 26 (1.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 23 (1.44%) Amazon RDS
8 20 (1.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 14 (0.88%) RDBMS
10 13 (0.81%) GIS
11 12 (0.75%) Data Lake
11 12 (0.75%) Electronic Patient Records
11 12 (0.75%) Metadata
11 12 (0.75%) SQL Server 2012
12 11 (0.69%) PostgreSQL
13 10 (0.63%) MongoDB
14 8 (0.50%) Redis
Development Applications
1 103 (6.45%) Git (software)
2 42 (2.63%) Jenkins
3 33 (2.07%) Visual Studio
4 32 (2.00%) JIRA
5 23 (1.44%) GitLab
6 18 (1.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 11 (0.69%) ReSharper
7 11 (0.69%) Xcode
8 9 (0.56%) Visual Studio Team System
9 8 (0.50%) Selenium
10 7 (0.44%) Android Studio
10 7 (0.44%) SpecFlow
11 6 (0.38%) Cucumber
11 6 (0.38%) PhpStorm
11 6 (0.38%) Team Foundation Server
12 5 (0.31%) Eclipse
13 3 (0.19%) Bitbucket
13 3 (0.19%) Postman
14 2 (0.13%) CocoaPods
14 2 (0.13%) Spinnaker
General
1 375 (23.48%) Social Skills
2 313 (19.60%) Finance
3 104 (6.51%) Analytical Skills
4 94 (5.89%) Marketing
5 88 (5.51%) Retail
6 73 (4.57%) Influencing Skills
7 65 (4.07%) Presentation Skills
7 65 (4.07%) Public Sector
8 57 (3.57%) Banking
9 56 (3.51%) Manufacturing
10 53 (3.32%) Law
11 52 (3.26%) Games
12 40 (2.50%) Legal
13 35 (2.19%) Telecoms
14 32 (2.00%) Pharmaceutical
15 25 (1.57%) Advertising
16 24 (1.50%) Front Office
17 23 (1.44%) Organisational Skills
18 18 (1.13%) Inclusion and Diversity
19 13 (0.81%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 381 (23.86%) Architect
2 231 (14.46%) Developer
3 157 (9.83%) Solutions Architect
4 110 (6.89%) IT Manager
5 107 (6.70%) Consultant
6 71 (4.45%) Senior Developer
7 60 (3.76%) Enterprise Architect
8 56 (3.51%) Analyst
9 52 (3.26%) Software Engineer
10 51 (3.19%) Ruby Developer
11 50 (3.13%) Senior Ruby Developer
12 48 (3.01%) Project Manager
13 39 (2.44%) Head of IT
14 37 (2.32%) Cloud Architect
15 36 (2.25%) Software Developer
16 34 (2.13%) IT Consultant
17 33 (2.07%) Infrastructure Architect
17 33 (2.07%) Lead Architect
18 32 (2.00%) Technical Architect
19 31 (1.94%) Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 193 (12.09%) .NET
2 115 (7.20%) React
3 91 (5.70%) HTML
4 88 (5.51%) CSS
5 79 (4.95%) .NET Core
6 63 (3.94%) ASP.NET
7 62 (3.88%) AngularJS
8 53 (3.32%) Ruby on Rails
9 50 (3.13%) Web Services
10 46 (2.88%) Node.js
11 36 (2.25%) Spring
12 34 (2.13%) React Native
13 33 (2.07%) Redux
14 32 (2.00%) .NET Framework
14 32 (2.00%) REST
15 26 (1.63%) SOAP
16 25 (1.57%) ASP.NET MVC
17 23 (1.44%) ASP.NET Web API
18 20 (1.25%) jQuery
19 19 (1.19%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 126 (7.89%) Management Information System
2 89 (5.57%) Social Media
3 58 (3.63%) Data Centre
4 48 (3.01%) Public Cloud
5 47 (2.94%) Mobile App
6 29 (1.82%) User Experience
6 29 (1.82%) Virtual Team
7 25 (1.57%) Cloud Native
7 25 (1.57%) Greenfield Project
8 24 (1.50%) Algorithms
8 24 (1.50%) Life Science
9 23 (1.44%) Data Structures
9 23 (1.44%) Enterprise Software
10 18 (1.13%) Hybrid Cloud
11 17 (1.06%) Internet of Things
11 17 (1.06%) NHS
11 17 (1.06%) Self-Motivation
12 15 (0.94%) Replication
13 14 (0.88%) CUDA
14 13 (0.81%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 174 (10.90%) Windows
2 98 (6.14%) Windows Server
3 91 (5.70%) Linux
4 35 (2.19%) Android
5 32 (2.00%) Apple iOS
6 29 (1.82%) Windows 10
7 27 (1.69%) Windows Server 2019
8 24 (1.50%) Windows Server 2008
8 24 (1.50%) Windows Server 2012
9 23 (1.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 22 (1.38%) CentOS
11 20 (1.25%) Unix
12 13 (0.81%) Ubuntu
13 11 (0.69%) Windows Server 2016
14 9 (0.56%) Mac OS
15 5 (0.31%) Windows 7
16 4 (0.25%) Windows 8
16 4 (0.25%) Windows Server 2003
17 3 (0.19%) Solaris
18 1 (0.063%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 529 (33.12%) Agile Software Development
2 286 (17.91%) DevOps
3 224 (14.03%) Software Engineering
4 209 (13.09%) Strategic Roadmap
5 186 (11.65%) Technology Roadmap
6 165 (10.33%) CRM
7 164 (10.27%) Project Management
8 154 (9.64%) Enterprise Architecture
9 136 (8.52%) Mentoring
10 124 (7.76%) Scrum
11 120 (7.51%) ITIL
12 119 (7.45%) Problem-Solving
13 118 (7.39%) Cybersecurity
13 118 (7.39%) Stakeholder Management
14 117 (7.33%) Microservices
15 113 (7.08%) Migration
16 110 (6.89%) Analytics
17 107 (6.70%) Decision-Making
18 97 (6.07%) Information Security
19 95 (5.95%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 172 (10.77%) C#
2 170 (10.64%) SQL
3 140 (8.77%) Python
4 137 (8.58%) JavaScript
5 97 (6.07%) Java
6 79 (4.95%) Ruby
7 63 (3.94%) PowerShell
8 44 (2.76%) Kotlin
9 34 (2.13%) C
9 34 (2.13%) Go
10 31 (1.94%) PHP
11 24 (1.50%) TypeScript
12 23 (1.44%) VBA
13 19 (1.19%) C++
14 14 (0.88%) Bash Shell
15 10 (0.63%) Apple Swift
16 9 (0.56%) Perl
17 7 (0.44%) T-SQL
18 5 (0.31%) Groovy
18 5 (0.31%) VB
Qualifications
1 190 (11.90%) Degree
2 77 (4.82%) Security Cleared
3 61 (3.82%) SC Cleared
4 49 (3.07%) Computer Science Degree
5 42 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
6 31 (1.94%) Cisco Certification
7 25 (1.57%) AWS Certification
7 25 (1.57%) MCSE
8 24 (1.50%) DV Cleared
9 23 (1.44%) CCNA
10 21 (1.31%) Master's Degree
11 17 (1.06%) ITIL Certification
12 15 (0.94%) CISSP
12 15 (0.94%) RHCE
12 15 (0.94%) RHCSA
13 14 (0.88%) MCSA
14 13 (0.81%) MBA
14 13 (0.81%) TOGAF Certification
15 11 (0.69%) BPSS Clearance
15 11 (0.69%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (4.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 48 (3.01%) GDPR
3 44 (2.76%) SLA
4 32 (2.00%) QA
5 30 (1.88%) PMO
6 26 (1.63%) Cyber Essentials
7 21 (1.31%) NIST
8 20 (1.25%) PCI DSS
9 16 (1.00%) Data Quality
10 12 (0.75%) CDISC
11 9 (0.56%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 9 (0.56%) GRC
12 6 (0.38%) Accessibility
12 6 (0.38%) SEPA
13 5 (0.31%) HMG Infosec
13 5 (0.31%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 5 (0.31%) JSP 440
13 5 (0.31%) NCSC
14 4 (0.25%) Basel III
14 4 (0.25%) Good Clinical Practice
System Software
1 161 (10.08%) Docker
2 127 (7.95%) Active Directory
3 55 (3.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 39 (2.44%) Hyper-V
5 25 (1.57%) vSphere
6 10 (0.63%) Virtual Desktop
7 7 (0.44%) VMware NSX
8 5 (0.31%) XenApp
9 3 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (0.19%) VMware Workstation
10 2 (0.13%) Terminal Services
10 2 (0.13%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.063%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.063%) Ceph
11 1 (0.063%) HDFS
11 1 (0.063%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.063%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 148 (9.27%) Kubernetes
2 96 (6.01%) Terraform
3 53 (3.32%) Ansible
4 38 (2.38%) Puppet
5 28 (1.75%) Microsoft Intune
6 26 (1.63%) Packer
6 26 (1.63%) SCCM
7 22 (1.38%) Prometheus
8 21 (1.31%) Grafana
9 19 (1.19%) Consul
9 19 (1.19%) Graphite
10 17 (1.06%) Docker Swarm
11 13 (0.81%) Opscode Chef
12 5 (0.31%) Jamf Pro
13 4 (0.25%) Kibana
13 4 (0.25%) NetBackup
13 4 (0.25%) SCOM
13 4 (0.25%) vRealize
13 4 (0.25%) vRealize Orchestrator
14 3 (0.19%) WSUS
Vendors
1 339 (21.23%) Microsoft
2 118 (7.39%) VMware
3 61 (3.82%) Cisco
4 54 (3.38%) Oracle
5 47 (2.94%) Google
6 44 (2.76%) Salesforce.com
7 42 (2.63%) SAP
8 36 (2.25%) Veeam
9 33 (2.07%) Citrix
10 30 (1.88%) Adobe
11 27 (1.69%) Red Hat
12 24 (1.50%) MuleSoft
13 15 (0.94%) Splunk
14 14 (0.88%) HP
15 13 (0.81%) Palo Alto
16 12 (0.75%) CA Agile Central
16 12 (0.75%) F5
17 11 (0.69%) SolarWinds
18 10 (0.63%) Dell
19 9 (0.56%) Juniper