Period
to 18 February 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 18 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

IT/Technology Strategy
UK
6 months to
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 236 202 226
Rank change year-on-year -34 +24 +7
Permanent jobs citing IT Strategy 2,502 2,987 3,241
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.44% 1.71% 1.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.60% 1.91% 1.73%
Number of salaries quoted 1,893 2,092 2,445
UK median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% - +3.31%
10th Percentile £41,250 £36,750 £36,000
90th Percentile £97,500 £96,250 £105,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £61,500 £57,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year +6.96% - +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 156,623 156,367 187,175
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.90% 89.54% 88.84%
Number of salaries quoted 126,956 128,832 155,017
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.56%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,250 £79,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +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 18 February 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 18 February 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 -30 2,379 £65,000 - 272
UK excluding London -46 1,330 £61,500 +6.96% 177
London -11 1,124 £75,000 +3.45% 105
South East -43 426 £70,000 +12.00% 34
North of England +6 329 £59,000 +15.12% 58
Midlands -60 249 £55,000 -4.35% 38
West Midlands +5 196 £52,500 -12.50% 31
North West -19 165 £57,500 +15.00% 15
East of England -66 144 £62,500 +4.17% 27
Yorkshire +21 139 £60,000 +9.09% 33
South West -26 109 £65,000 +35.42% 10
Scotland -59 67 £65,000 +30.00% 5
East Midlands -92 53 £75,000 +36.36% 7
Wales +19 48 £65,000 +30.00% 3
North East -15 25 £45,000 -40.98% 10
Northern Ireland -29 4 £47,500 +23.38% 2

For the 6 months to 18 February 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.

1 782 (31.25%) Finance
2 641 (25.62%) Agile Software Development
3 414 (16.55%) Microsoft
4 407 (16.27%) Project Management
5 385 (15.39%) Stakeholder Management
6 359 (14.35%) ITIL
7 355 (14.19%) TOGAF
8 348 (13.91%) Enterprise Architecture
9 345 (13.79%) Degree
10 316 (12.63%) Analytical Skills
11 275 (10.99%) SQL
12 273 (10.91%) Continuous Improvement
13 269 (10.75%) Windows
14 255 (10.19%) SQL Server
15 242 (9.67%) Microsoft Azure
16 237 (9.47%) Service Delivery
17 216 (8.63%) Service Management
18 214 (8.55%) Retail
19 210 (8.39%) Java
20 202 (8.07%) .NET
21 200 (7.99%) SaaS
22 194 (7.75%) DevOps
23 191 (7.63%) PRINCE2
24 190 (7.59%) Amazon AWS
25 186 (7.43%) Data Centre
26 185 (7.39%) ERP
27 180 (7.19%) Active Directory
27 180 (7.19%) Line Management
28 177 (7.07%) C#
29 174 (6.95%) Banking

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
1 112 (4.48%) SharePoint
2 87 (3.48%) MS Exchange
3 43 (1.72%) IIS
4 35 (1.40%) Exchange Server 2010
5 32 (1.28%) Apache
5 32 (1.28%) Confluence
6 30 (1.20%) BizTalk Server
6 30 (1.20%) WebSphere
7 28 (1.12%) Skype for Business
8 25 (1.00%) CMS
8 25 (1.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 24 (0.96%) Apache Spark
10 19 (0.76%) SAS
11 18 (0.72%) SharePoint 2013
12 17 (0.68%) SharePoint 2010
12 17 (0.68%) Sitecore CMS
12 17 (0.68%) Tomcat
13 14 (0.56%) Elasticsearch
14 13 (0.52%) WebSphere Application Server
15 11 (0.44%) Drupal
Applications
1 68 (2.72%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (0.68%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (0.48%) Microsoft Project
4 8 (0.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (0.32%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.040%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.040%) Revit
Business Applications
1 49 (1.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (0.68%) SAP MM
3 16 (0.64%) SAP MII
3 16 (0.64%) SAP PP
3 16 (0.64%) SAP PP-PI
4 12 (0.48%) SAP S/4HANA
5 11 (0.44%) SimCorp Dimension
6 9 (0.36%) SAP SD
7 7 (0.28%) Unit4 Business World
8 6 (0.24%) NetSuite
9 5 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
9 5 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
9 5 (0.20%) JDE EnterpriseOne
9 5 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
10 4 (0.16%) Eagle PACE
10 4 (0.16%) Elite 3E
10 4 (0.16%) Lawson
10 4 (0.16%) Oracle ERP
10 4 (0.16%) SAP ERP
10 4 (0.16%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 242 (9.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 200 (7.99%) SaaS
3 190 (7.59%) Amazon AWS
4 161 (6.43%) IaaS
5 146 (5.84%) PaaS
6 120 (4.80%) Office 365
7 42 (1.68%) Cloud Computing
8 29 (1.16%) GitHub
9 23 (0.92%) Amazon EC2
10 16 (0.64%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 16 (0.64%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 15 (0.60%) Dynamics 365
12 14 (0.56%) AWS CloudFormation
13 9 (0.36%) Serverless
14 7 (0.28%) AWS Lambda
14 7 (0.28%) Boomi
14 7 (0.28%) SuccessFactors
15 6 (0.24%) Azure Active Directory
15 6 (0.24%) Azure Machine Learning
15 6 (0.24%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 117 (4.68%) Firewall
2 87 (3.48%) SAN
3 71 (2.84%) LAN
4 69 (2.76%) WAN
5 63 (2.52%) Wireless
6 54 (2.16%) DNS
7 52 (2.08%) VoIP
8 46 (1.84%) Internet
9 42 (1.68%) Network Security
10 30 (1.20%) DHCP
10 30 (1.20%) SSL
11 29 (1.16%) Skype
12 28 (1.12%) Cisco ISE
12 28 (1.12%) TCP/IP
13 24 (0.96%) Unified Communications
14 21 (0.84%) VPN
15 20 (0.80%) MPLS
16 18 (0.72%) IPsec
17 17 (0.68%) Cisco ASA
18 16 (0.64%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 255 (10.19%) SQL Server
2 63 (2.52%) Big Data
3 54 (2.16%) MySQL
4 53 (2.12%) Data Warehouse
5 50 (2.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 42 (1.68%) Relational Database
6 42 (1.68%) SQL Server 2008
7 41 (1.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 29 (1.16%) Hadoop
9 24 (0.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 20 (0.80%) GIS
11 19 (0.76%) BusinessObjects
11 19 (0.76%) RDBMS
12 18 (0.72%) NoSQL
13 16 (0.64%) MongoDB
14 14 (0.56%) Data Lake
15 13 (0.52%) DB2
15 13 (0.52%) PostgreSQL
15 13 (0.52%) Power BI
16 11 (0.44%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 54 (2.16%) Jenkins
1 54 (2.16%) JIRA
2 38 (1.52%) Git (software)
3 32 (1.28%) Visual Studio
4 23 (0.92%) Maven
5 19 (0.76%) JUnit
6 18 (0.72%) Eclipse
6 18 (0.72%) Subversion
7 16 (0.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 9 (0.36%) Bitbucket
9 7 (0.28%) Selenium
10 6 (0.24%) TeamCity
11 5 (0.20%) Gradle
11 5 (0.20%) Hudson
11 5 (0.20%) InstallShield
11 5 (0.20%) Team Foundation Server
11 5 (0.20%) Vagrant
12 4 (0.16%) Android Studio
12 4 (0.16%) GitLab
12 4 (0.16%) Xcode
General
1 782 (31.25%) Finance
2 214 (8.55%) Retail
3 174 (6.95%) Banking
4 99 (3.96%) Marketing
5 84 (3.36%) Investment Banking
6 81 (3.24%) Legal
7 70 (2.80%) Manufacturing
8 69 (2.76%) Retail Banking
9 65 (2.60%) Telecoms
10 50 (2.00%) Law
11 28 (1.12%) Publishing
12 27 (1.08%) Advertising
13 25 (1.00%) Financial Institution
14 24 (0.96%) Back Office
15 19 (0.76%) Games
16 17 (0.68%) Local Government
16 17 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
17 12 (0.48%) Front Office
18 11 (0.44%) Billing
19 10 (0.40%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 795 (31.77%) Architect
2 250 (9.99%) Enterprise Architect
3 224 (8.95%) Solutions Architect
4 186 (7.43%) Developer
5 178 (7.11%) Analyst
6 176 (7.03%) IT Manager
7 130 (5.20%) Consultant
8 108 (4.32%) Head of IT
9 89 (3.56%) Infrastructure Architect
10 87 (3.48%) Business Analyst
11 83 (3.32%) Technical Architect
12 73 (2.92%) Cloud Architect
13 65 (2.60%) Senior Architect
14 59 (2.36%) IT Architect
15 57 (2.28%) Project Manager
15 57 (2.28%) Service Manager
16 52 (2.08%) Head of Architecture
17 51 (2.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
18 47 (1.88%) Business Manager
19 46 (1.84%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 202 (8.07%) .NET
2 134 (5.36%) Web Services
3 133 (5.32%) HTML
4 117 (4.68%) Middleware
5 86 (3.44%) XML
6 77 (3.08%) CSS
7 68 (2.72%) AngularJS
8 65 (2.60%) REST
9 59 (2.36%) HTML5
10 55 (2.20%) ASP.NET
11 54 (2.16%) JSON
12 45 (1.80%) SOAP
13 40 (1.60%) Spring
14 39 (1.56%) RESTful
15 37 (1.48%) .NET Framework
16 34 (1.36%) jQuery
17 32 (1.28%) J2EE
18 29 (1.16%) ASP.NET Web API
19 25 (1.00%) Node.js
20 23 (0.92%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 316 (12.63%) Analytical Skills
2 186 (7.43%) Data Centre
3 167 (6.67%) Management Information System
4 109 (4.36%) Computer Science
5 94 (3.76%) User Experience
6 86 (3.44%) Enterprise Software
7 66 (2.64%) Hybrid Cloud
8 61 (2.44%) Public Cloud
9 51 (2.04%) Driving Licence
10 50 (2.00%) Fintech
11 45 (1.80%) Clustering
12 41 (1.64%) Greenfield Project
13 39 (1.56%) Mainframe
14 34 (1.36%) FMCG
15 30 (1.20%) Virtual Team
16 26 (1.04%) Mobile App
17 21 (0.84%) CMDB
18 17 (0.68%) EPoS
18 17 (0.68%) PMI
18 17 (0.68%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 269 (10.75%) Windows
2 133 (5.32%) Linux
3 123 (4.92%) Windows Server
4 92 (3.68%) Unix
5 38 (1.52%) Windows Server 2012
6 33 (1.32%) Windows Server 2008
7 30 (1.20%) Windows 10
8 28 (1.12%) Windows 7
9 19 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 19 (0.76%) Windows Server 2003
10 14 (0.56%) Solaris
11 11 (0.44%) Android
12 9 (0.36%) Apple iOS
13 7 (0.28%) HPUX
14 6 (0.24%) AIX
15 5 (0.20%) Windows 8
15 5 (0.20%) zOS
16 4 (0.16%) Mac OS X
16 4 (0.16%) Windows XP
17 3 (0.12%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 641 (25.62%) Agile Software Development
2 407 (16.27%) Project Management
3 385 (15.39%) Stakeholder Management
4 359 (14.35%) ITIL
5 355 (14.19%) TOGAF
6 348 (13.91%) Enterprise Architecture
7 273 (10.91%) Continuous Improvement
8 237 (9.47%) Service Delivery
9 216 (8.63%) Service Management
10 194 (7.75%) DevOps
11 191 (7.63%) PRINCE2
12 185 (7.39%) ERP
13 180 (7.19%) Line Management
14 170 (6.79%) Change Management
15 168 (6.71%) Information Security
16 160 (6.39%) E-Commerce
17 159 (6.35%) Mentoring
18 155 (6.20%) Business Intelligence
18 155 (6.20%) Coaching
19 153 (6.12%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 275 (10.99%) SQL
2 210 (8.39%) Java
3 177 (7.07%) C#
4 137 (5.48%) JavaScript
5 88 (3.52%) T-SQL
6 77 (3.08%) Python
7 59 (2.36%) C
7 59 (2.36%) PowerShell
8 40 (1.60%) R
9 35 (1.40%) PHP
10 22 (0.88%) PL/SQL
10 22 (0.88%) Shell Script
11 20 (0.80%) VB.NET
12 19 (0.76%) C++
13 18 (0.72%) Bash Shell
14 17 (0.68%) Ruby
15 16 (0.64%) Perl
16 12 (0.48%) Scala
17 11 (0.44%) Go
18 7 (0.28%) VB
Qualifications
1 345 (13.79%) Degree
2 96 (3.84%) Cisco Certification
3 85 (3.40%) CCNA
4 67 (2.68%) Microsoft Certification
5 64 (2.56%) Security Cleared
6 56 (2.24%) Computer Science Degree
7 53 (2.12%) SC Cleared
8 48 (1.92%) MCSE
9 38 (1.52%) CCNP
10 37 (1.48%) ITIL Certification
11 34 (1.36%) PMI Certification
12 26 (1.04%) Master's Degree
13 22 (0.88%) CISSP
13 22 (0.88%) PMP
14 21 (0.84%) ISEB
15 16 (0.64%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 15 (0.60%) DV Cleared
17 13 (0.52%) CISM
17 13 (0.52%) HNC
17 13 (0.52%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 128 (5.12%) SLA
2 112 (4.48%) QA
3 87 (3.48%) PMO
4 76 (3.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 48 (1.92%) GDPR
6 44 (1.76%) COBIT
7 20 (0.80%) Data Quality
8 14 (0.56%) Cyber Essentials
9 10 (0.40%) SSAE 16
10 8 (0.32%) ISO 9001
10 8 (0.32%) PCI DSS
11 6 (0.24%) GAMP
11 6 (0.24%) GxP
12 5 (0.20%) GPG13
13 4 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 4 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 4 (0.16%) SEPA
14 3 (0.12%) ISO 13485
14 3 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 3 (0.12%) Val IT
System Software
1 180 (7.19%) Active Directory
2 120 (4.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 77 (3.08%) Hyper-V
4 33 (1.32%) Docker
5 31 (1.24%) VMware ESXi
6 21 (0.84%) Virtual Machines
7 11 (0.44%) VMware Workstation
8 10 (0.40%) vSphere
9 6 (0.24%) XenDesktop
10 5 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
10 5 (0.20%) Virtual Servers
11 4 (0.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 4 (0.16%) XenApp
12 3 (0.12%) Terminal Server
12 3 (0.12%) VMware NSX
13 2 (0.080%) NFS
14 1 (0.040%) vCloud
14 1 (0.040%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 39 (1.56%) Microsoft Clustering
2 33 (1.32%) SCCM
3 30 (1.20%) Puppet
4 26 (1.04%) Opscode Chef
5 19 (0.76%) Ansible
6 15 (0.60%) SCOM
7 12 (0.48%) Kubernetes
8 11 (0.44%) SCOrch
9 9 (0.36%) ZABBIX
10 8 (0.32%) Packer
10 8 (0.32%) Simpana
11 7 (0.28%) Docker Swarm
12 6 (0.24%) Nagios
12 6 (0.24%) SCVMM
13 5 (0.20%) Consul
13 5 (0.20%) Grafana
13 5 (0.20%) Graphite
13 5 (0.20%) HockeyApp
13 5 (0.20%) Terraform
13 5 (0.20%) vRealize
Vendors
1 414 (16.55%) Microsoft
2 152 (6.08%) VMware
3 150 (6.00%) SAP
4 136 (5.44%) Cisco
5 133 (5.32%) Oracle
6 76 (3.04%) HP
7 65 (2.60%) Salesforce.com
8 59 (2.36%) F5
9 52 (2.08%) IBM
10 44 (1.76%) Citrix
11 32 (1.28%) Infoblox
12 31 (1.24%) 3PAR
13 30 (1.20%) SolarWinds
14 29 (1.16%) Capita
15 26 (1.04%) NetApp
16 25 (1.00%) Red Hat
17 24 (0.96%) EMC
17 24 (0.96%) Sitecore
18 22 (0.88%) ServiceNow
19 20 (0.80%) Tableau