Period
to 19 September 2018

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 19 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

IT/Technology Strategy
UK
6 months to
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 215 224 225
Rank change year-on-year +9 +1 +8
Permanent jobs citing IT Strategy 2,696 2,833 3,040
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.61% 1.60% 1.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.77% 1.74% 1.72%
Number of salaries quoted 2,004 1,845 2,277
UK median annual salary £65,000 £63,500 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.36% -2.31% +8.33%
10th Percentile £41,400 £40,000 £37,500
90th Percentile £100,000 £95,000 £98,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year +4.35% - +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 152,439 162,423 176,281
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.04% 91.55% 90.89%
Number of salaries quoted 121,297 128,279 147,112
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.09% +2.11%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £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 19 September 2018.

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 19 September 2018. 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 +4 2,518 £65,985 +1.52% 260
UK excluding London +26 1,508 £60,000 +4.35% 182
London -20 1,126 £75,000 +3.45% 97
North of England +21 444 £57,500 - 39
South East +66 421 £65,000 -7.14% 38
Midlands +46 338 £60,000 +14.29% 32
North West +27 252 £52,560 -12.40% 17
West Midlands +40 225 £56,250 +8.17% 20
Yorkshire -8 180 £65,000 +18.18% 20
East Midlands +41 111 £60,000 +14.29% 12
Scotland +46 107 £65,000 - 15
East of England -60 100 £60,000 +20.00% 27
South West -32 94 £60,000 -7.69% 28
Wales -22 15 £62,993 +25.25% 4
North East -17 11 £59,250 -8.85% 2
Channel Islands - 1 £67,500 -

For the 6 months to 19 September 2018, 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.

1 813 (30.16%) Finance
2 713 (26.45%) Agile Software Development
3 565 (20.96%) Microsoft
4 536 (19.88%) Project Management
5 389 (14.43%) Microsoft Azure
6 375 (13.91%) Amazon AWS
7 365 (13.54%) Degree
8 355 (13.17%) Stakeholder Management
9 337 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
10 336 (12.46%) Windows
11 331 (12.28%) ITIL
12 326 (12.09%) DevOps
13 318 (11.80%) SQL
14 292 (10.83%) Problem-Solving
15 287 (10.65%) SQL Server
16 284 (10.53%) .NET
17 265 (9.83%) TOGAF
18 255 (9.46%) Data Centre
19 250 (9.27%) Analytical Skills
20 247 (9.16%) Service Management
21 242 (8.98%) Firewall
22 238 (8.83%) Retail
23 232 (8.61%) Java
24 231 (8.57%) Management Information System
25 225 (8.35%) Continuous Improvement
26 219 (8.12%) Service Delivery
27 209 (7.75%) Office 365
28 198 (7.34%) Active Directory
29 195 (7.23%) Windows Server
30 194 (7.20%) Mentoring

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 84 (3.12%) SharePoint
2 65 (2.41%) MS Exchange
3 49 (1.82%) IIS
4 43 (1.59%) CMS
5 26 (0.96%) Skype for Business
6 23 (0.85%) Apache Spark
7 20 (0.74%) Apache
8 18 (0.67%) BizTalk Server
8 18 (0.67%) WebSphere
9 14 (0.52%) Elasticsearch
10 12 (0.45%) Confluence
10 12 (0.45%) Tomcat
11 11 (0.41%) Cloud Foundry
11 11 (0.41%) Drupal
11 11 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2013
12 10 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2010
12 10 (0.37%) OpenStack
13 8 (0.30%) JBoss
14 7 (0.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 7 (0.26%) WebLogic
Applications
1 80 (2.97%) Microsoft Office
2 44 (1.63%) Microsoft Excel
3 40 (1.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 19 (0.70%) Microsoft Project
4 19 (0.70%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.19%) AutoCAD
6 4 (0.15%) InfoPath
7 3 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.074%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.074%) Open Workbench
8 2 (0.074%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.074%) Simulink
9 1 (0.037%) Maya
9 1 (0.037%) OmniGraffle
9 1 (0.037%) Revit
9 1 (0.037%) SketchUp
9 1 (0.037%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 39 (1.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 22 (0.82%) Magento
3 19 (0.70%) SAP CRM
4 16 (0.59%) Dynamics AX
5 8 (0.30%) SAP ERP
6 7 (0.26%) NetSuite
6 7 (0.26%) SAP BPC
6 7 (0.26%) SAP S/4HANA
7 6 (0.22%) SAP APO
7 6 (0.22%) SAP SCM
8 3 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
8 3 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
8 3 (0.11%) SAP HCM
9 2 (0.074%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 2 (0.074%) Distributed Ledger
9 2 (0.074%) Elite 3E
9 2 (0.074%) Markit EDM
9 2 (0.074%) Oracle Retail
9 2 (0.074%) Sage 1000
9 2 (0.074%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 389 (14.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 375 (13.91%) Amazon AWS
3 209 (7.75%) Office 365
4 166 (6.16%) PaaS
5 145 (5.38%) IaaS
6 132 (4.90%) SaaS
7 44 (1.63%) AWS CloudFormation
8 43 (1.59%) Cloud Computing
9 41 (1.52%) Google Cloud Platform
10 40 (1.48%) Serverless
11 38 (1.41%) Amazon EC2
12 34 (1.26%) Dynamics 365
13 30 (1.11%) AWS Lambda
14 28 (1.04%) Amazon S3
15 23 (0.85%) GitHub
16 22 (0.82%) Azure Active Directory
17 20 (0.74%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 16 (0.59%) Heroku
19 14 (0.52%) Amazon ELB
20 13 (0.48%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 242 (8.98%) Firewall
2 114 (4.23%) Network Security
3 106 (3.93%) WAN
4 98 (3.64%) LAN
5 83 (3.08%) DNS
6 71 (2.63%) SAN
7 66 (2.45%) VPN
8 52 (1.93%) DHCP
9 47 (1.74%) Wi-Fi
10 38 (1.41%) Internet
10 38 (1.41%) VoIP
11 32 (1.19%) Cisco IOS
12 31 (1.15%) Cisco Nexus
13 30 (1.11%) Cisco ASA
14 27 (1.00%) NX-OS
14 27 (1.00%) Software-Defined Networking
14 27 (1.00%) TCP/IP
14 27 (1.00%) Unified Communications
14 27 (1.00%) Wireshark
15 25 (0.93%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 287 (10.65%) SQL Server
2 107 (3.97%) NoSQL
3 105 (3.89%) Relational Database
4 99 (3.67%) Big Data
5 98 (3.64%) Data Warehouse
6 79 (2.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 68 (2.52%) Hadoop
8 61 (2.26%) MySQL
9 53 (1.97%) MongoDB
9 53 (1.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 50 (1.85%) SQL Server 2008
11 41 (1.52%) SQL Server 2012
12 34 (1.26%) SQL Server 2014
13 33 (1.22%) Power BI
14 31 (1.15%) Amazon RDS
15 30 (1.11%) RDBMS
16 27 (1.00%) OLTP
17 26 (0.96%) Azure SQL Database
17 26 (0.96%) SAP HANA
18 25 (0.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 80 (2.97%) Jenkins
2 69 (2.56%) Git (software)
3 64 (2.37%) JIRA
4 58 (2.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 56 (2.08%) Visual Studio
6 48 (1.78%) Vagrant
7 37 (1.37%) Subversion
8 34 (1.26%) Hudson
9 29 (1.08%) TeamCity
10 28 (1.04%) Octopus Deploy
11 25 (0.93%) Bitbucket
12 20 (0.74%) Visual Studio Team System
13 14 (0.52%) Team Foundation Server
14 12 (0.45%) Maven
15 8 (0.30%) Cucumber
16 6 (0.22%) CF BOSH
16 6 (0.22%) JUnit
17 5 (0.19%) Ant
17 5 (0.19%) SonarQube
17 5 (0.19%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 813 (30.16%) Finance
2 238 (8.83%) Retail
3 167 (6.19%) Banking
4 150 (5.56%) Marketing
5 89 (3.30%) Telecoms
6 77 (2.86%) Legal
7 56 (2.08%) Manufacturing
8 49 (1.82%) Financial Institution
9 45 (1.67%) Back Office
10 38 (1.41%) Law
11 34 (1.26%) Publishing
12 31 (1.15%) Advertising
13 30 (1.11%) Front Office
14 26 (0.96%) Automotive
15 24 (0.89%) Investment Banking
16 23 (0.85%) Billing
17 16 (0.59%) Games
18 11 (0.41%) Electronics
19 7 (0.26%) Retail Banking
20 6 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 711 (26.37%) Architect
2 277 (10.27%) Solutions Architect
3 231 (8.57%) IT Manager
4 192 (7.12%) Analyst
5 178 (6.60%) Developer
6 172 (6.38%) Consultant
7 161 (5.97%) Enterprise Architect
8 117 (4.34%) Head of IT
9 101 (3.75%) Business Analyst
10 76 (2.82%) IT Consultant
11 69 (2.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 69 (2.56%) Project Manager
12 63 (2.34%) Cloud Architect
13 59 (2.19%) Senior Analyst
14 56 (2.08%) Head of Architecture
15 55 (2.04%) IT Engineer
15 55 (2.04%) Lead Architect
16 54 (2.00%) Senior Developer
17 53 (1.97%) Service Manager
17 53 (1.97%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 284 (10.53%) .NET
2 157 (5.82%) Web Services
3 147 (5.45%) Middleware
4 97 (3.60%) HTML
5 80 (2.97%) CSS
6 74 (2.74%) REST
7 70 (2.60%) ASP.NET
8 56 (2.08%) AngularJS
9 54 (2.00%) .NET Framework
10 50 (1.85%) J2EE
11 48 (1.78%) XML
12 47 (1.74%) JSON
12 47 (1.74%) React
13 46 (1.71%) HTML5
14 42 (1.56%) Node.js
15 41 (1.52%) Spring
16 38 (1.41%) jQuery
17 27 (1.00%) ASP.NET MVC
18 26 (0.96%) SOAP
19 20 (0.74%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 255 (9.46%) Data Centre
2 250 (9.27%) Analytical Skills
3 231 (8.57%) Management Information System
4 119 (4.41%) Computer Science
5 114 (4.23%) User Experience
6 104 (3.86%) Self-Motivation
7 76 (2.82%) Enterprise Software
8 67 (2.49%) Fintech
8 67 (2.49%) Mobile App
9 54 (2.00%) Public Cloud
10 46 (1.71%) Mainframe
11 40 (1.48%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 37 (1.37%) FMCG
12 37 (1.37%) Hybrid Cloud
13 31 (1.15%) NHS
14 30 (1.11%) PKI
15 29 (1.08%) CMDB
16 28 (1.04%) Clustering
17 25 (0.93%) PMI
18 22 (0.82%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 336 (12.46%) Windows
2 195 (7.23%) Windows Server
3 119 (4.41%) Linux
4 79 (2.93%) Windows 10
5 63 (2.34%) Windows Server 2012
6 57 (2.11%) Windows Server 2008
7 31 (1.15%) Unix
8 27 (1.00%) Windows 7
9 18 (0.67%) Android
9 18 (0.67%) Windows Server 2003
10 12 (0.45%) Apple iOS
10 12 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 12 (0.45%) Solaris
11 10 (0.37%) VMS
12 8 (0.30%) zOS
13 7 (0.26%) CentOS
13 7 (0.26%) Windows 8
14 6 (0.22%) Mac OS
15 5 (0.19%) AIX
16 4 (0.15%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 713 (26.45%) Agile Software Development
2 536 (19.88%) Project Management
3 355 (13.17%) Stakeholder Management
4 337 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
5 331 (12.28%) ITIL
6 326 (12.09%) DevOps
7 292 (10.83%) Problem-Solving
8 265 (9.83%) TOGAF
9 247 (9.16%) Service Management
10 225 (8.35%) Continuous Improvement
11 219 (8.12%) Service Delivery
12 194 (7.20%) Mentoring
13 189 (7.01%) Change Management
13 189 (7.01%) Microservices
13 189 (7.01%) Scrum
14 182 (6.75%) Migration
15 181 (6.71%) Information Security
16 177 (6.57%) CRM
17 171 (6.34%) Business Intelligence
18 164 (6.08%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 318 (11.80%) SQL
2 232 (8.61%) Java
3 193 (7.16%) C#
4 150 (5.56%) Python
5 121 (4.49%) JavaScript
6 90 (3.34%) PowerShell
7 88 (3.26%) T-SQL
8 70 (2.60%) C
9 57 (2.11%) Ruby
10 48 (1.78%) Go
11 21 (0.78%) PHP
12 20 (0.74%) C++
13 17 (0.63%) Bash Shell
14 15 (0.56%) Perl
14 15 (0.56%) Shell Script
15 12 (0.45%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 11 (0.41%) R
16 11 (0.41%) VB
17 9 (0.33%) VB.NET
18 8 (0.30%) Scala
Qualifications
1 365 (13.54%) Degree
2 69 (2.56%) CISSP
3 65 (2.41%) Cisco Certification
4 61 (2.26%) PMI Certification
5 60 (2.23%) Computer Science Degree
6 56 (2.08%) Microsoft Certification
7 53 (1.97%) Security Cleared
8 42 (1.56%) SC Cleared
9 41 (1.52%) PMP
9 41 (1.52%) TOGAF Certification
10 33 (1.22%) CCNA
11 32 (1.19%) AWS Certification
11 32 (1.19%) ISEB
12 29 (1.08%) CCNP
13 25 (0.93%) MBA
14 23 (0.85%) DV Cleared
14 23 (0.85%) SANS
15 21 (0.78%) CREST Certified
15 21 (0.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 19 (0.70%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 137 (5.08%) PMO
2 109 (4.04%) QA
3 108 (4.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 90 (3.34%) GDPR
5 86 (3.19%) SLA
6 44 (1.63%) PCI DSS
7 41 (1.52%) COBIT
8 29 (1.08%) Data Quality
9 19 (0.70%) GPG13
10 12 (0.45%) SEPA
11 7 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials
11 7 (0.26%) GCP
12 3 (0.11%) Government Security Classifications
12 3 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 2 (0.074%) Actionable Recommendations
13 2 (0.074%) ISO 20022
13 2 (0.074%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 2 (0.074%) JSP 440
13 2 (0.074%) MiFID
13 2 (0.074%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 198 (7.34%) Active Directory
2 135 (5.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 118 (4.38%) Docker
4 83 (3.08%) Hyper-V
5 29 (1.08%) VMware ESXi
6 21 (0.78%) Virtual Desktop
7 17 (0.63%) Virtual Machines
8 12 (0.45%) vSphere
8 12 (0.45%) XenDesktop
9 8 (0.30%) Lustre
10 7 (0.26%) XenApp
11 6 (0.22%) Squid
12 5 (0.19%) Virtual Servers
12 5 (0.19%) XenServer
13 4 (0.15%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 4 (0.15%) iptables
13 4 (0.15%) Terminal Services
13 4 (0.15%) Time Sharing Option
14 3 (0.11%) Terminal Server
15 2 (0.074%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 103 (3.82%) Terraform
2 84 (3.12%) Ansible
3 83 (3.08%) Kubernetes
4 64 (2.37%) Puppet
5 55 (2.04%) SCCM
6 44 (1.63%) Opscode Chef
7 37 (1.37%) Salt
8 36 (1.34%) Nagios
9 35 (1.30%) Grafana
10 33 (1.22%) Docker Swarm
10 33 (1.22%) Packer
11 32 (1.19%) Consul
11 32 (1.19%) Graphite
11 32 (1.19%) Opsview
11 32 (1.19%) ZABBIX
12 21 (0.78%) Cisco Prime
13 14 (0.52%) Microsoft Intune
14 9 (0.33%) SCOM
14 9 (0.33%) Single Sign-On
14 9 (0.33%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 565 (20.96%) Microsoft
2 179 (6.64%) VMware
3 153 (5.68%) SAP
4 118 (4.38%) Cisco
5 93 (3.45%) Oracle
6 70 (2.60%) Citrix
7 56 (2.08%) Google
8 53 (1.97%) Salesforce.com
9 45 (1.67%) IBM
10 35 (1.30%) EMC
11 34 (1.26%) CheckPoint
12 32 (1.19%) SolarWinds
13 31 (1.15%) NetApp
14 29 (1.08%) HP
15 20 (0.74%) Demandware
16 19 (0.70%) ServiceNow
17 16 (0.59%) Red Hat
18 13 (0.48%) Avaya
18 13 (0.48%) Ivanti
18 13 (0.48%) Xamarin