Period
to 11 July 2020

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 11 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

IT/Technology Strategy
UK
6 months to
11 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 217 197 233
Rank change year-on-year -20 +36 0
Permanent jobs citing IT Strategy 1,215 2,620 2,734
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.57% 1.79% 1.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.71% 1.94% 1.67%
Number of salaries quoted 896 1,929 2,065
Median annual salary £67,846 £67,500 £67,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.51% - +8.00%
10th Percentile £42,000 £41,250 £41,250
90th Percentile £103,750 £107,500 £100,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +8.33% - +9.09%

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 71,125 134,979 163,421
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.16% 92.22% 92.15%
Number of salaries quoted 56,747 106,235 130,916
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +3.09%
10th Percentile £31,750 £30,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £86,250 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 11 July 2020.

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 11 July 2020. 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 -13 1,121 £70,000 +2.94% 109
UK excluding London -9 712 £65,000 +8.33% 99
London -25 439 £75,000 -6.25% 21
North of England +51 215 £65,000 +30.00% 37
North West +48 137 £66,250 +15.22% 25
South East -14 136 £65,000 -4.06% 19
Midlands -2 127 £60,000 -4.00% 12
South West +21 101 £57,500 -4.17% 13
East of England +10 92 £75,000 +20.00% 8
West Midlands -10 81 £60,000 -7.69% 10
Yorkshire +46 69 £65,000 +30.00% 11
Work from Home -17 54 £77,500 +10.71% 6
East Midlands +18 45 £65,000 +8.33% 2
Scotland +9 33 £53,000 +6.00% 4
North East +18 9 £37,500 -16.67% 1
Wales -27 7 £92,000 +84.00% 6
Northern Ireland +23 2 - - 1

For the 6 months to 11 July 2020, 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.

1 369 (30.37%) Finance
2 341 (28.07%) Agile Software Development
3 303 (24.94%) Azure
4 289 (23.79%) Microsoft
5 255 (20.99%) AWS
6 186 (15.31%) Windows
7 167 (13.74%) ITIL
8 165 (13.58%) Enterprise Architecture
9 160 (13.17%) Degree
10 140 (11.52%) DevOps
10 140 (11.52%) SQL
11 133 (10.95%) Project Management
12 132 (10.86%) SQL Server
13 131 (10.78%) TOGAF
14 128 (10.53%) Active Directory
15 125 (10.29%) Office 365
16 119 (9.79%) .NET
17 117 (9.63%) Problem-Solving
18 116 (9.55%) Stakeholder Management
19 108 (8.89%) Information Security
20 104 (8.56%) Continuous Improvement
21 103 (8.48%) Java
22 101 (8.31%) Project Delivery
23 100 (8.23%) Strategic Roadmap
23 100 (8.23%) Analytical Skills
23 100 (8.23%) Microservices
24 99 (8.15%) Linux
25 98 (8.07%) Management Information System
26 95 (7.82%) Python
27 94 (7.74%) VMware

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 57 (4.69%) IIS
2 48 (3.95%) SharePoint
3 22 (1.81%) Apache
4 21 (1.73%) Confluence
5 16 (1.32%) Elasticsearch
5 16 (1.32%) WebSphere
6 14 (1.15%) Tomcat
7 13 (1.07%) CMS
8 11 (0.91%) Apache Spark
8 11 (0.91%) nginx
9 8 (0.66%) Skype for Business
10 7 (0.58%) JBoss
11 6 (0.49%) BizTalk Server
11 6 (0.49%) Drupal
11 6 (0.49%) WebLogic
12 5 (0.41%) MS Exchange
13 4 (0.33%) ColdFusion
13 4 (0.33%) Sitecore CMS
14 3 (0.25%) OpenStack
14 3 (0.25%) WordPress
Applications
1 39 (3.21%) Microsoft Office
2 27 (2.22%) Microsoft Excel
3 18 (1.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (0.49%) Chatbot
5 5 (0.41%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.082%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 13 (1.07%) SAP ERP
2 12 (0.99%) Dynamics CRM
3 11 (0.91%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 7 (0.58%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 5 (0.41%) Dynamics NAV
6 4 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
6 4 (0.33%) Eikon
7 3 (0.25%) Magento
7 3 (0.25%) NetSuite
7 3 (0.25%) SAP S/4HANA
8 2 (0.16%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 2 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
8 2 (0.16%) SAP CO
8 2 (0.16%) SAP FI
8 2 (0.16%) SAP FI/CO
8 2 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 1 (0.082%) Oracle ERP
9 1 (0.082%) SAP CRM
9 1 (0.082%) SAP HR
9 1 (0.082%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 303 (24.94%) Azure
2 255 (20.99%) AWS
3 125 (10.29%) Office 365
4 56 (4.61%) GCP
5 54 (4.44%) SaaS
6 49 (4.03%) IaaS
7 47 (3.87%) PaaS
8 46 (3.79%) GitHub
9 36 (2.96%) Cloud Computing
10 30 (2.47%) Power Platform
11 26 (2.14%) Serverless
12 25 (2.06%) Dynamics 365
13 16 (1.32%) Azure Active Directory
14 12 (0.99%) AWS Lambda
15 11 (0.91%) Amazon S3
16 9 (0.74%) OpenShift
17 8 (0.66%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 8 (0.66%) Datadog
18 6 (0.49%) Amazon ECS
18 6 (0.49%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 70 (5.76%) Firewall
2 38 (3.13%) VPN
3 37 (3.05%) WAN
4 35 (2.88%) LAN
5 31 (2.55%) DNS
5 31 (2.55%) Internet
6 28 (2.30%) MPLS
7 24 (1.98%) Wireless
8 22 (1.81%) DHCP
9 21 (1.73%) SAN
9 21 (1.73%) TCP/IP
10 19 (1.56%) VoIP
11 15 (1.23%) Network Security
12 12 (0.99%) Broadband
13 10 (0.82%) Structured Cabling
14 9 (0.74%) SSL
14 9 (0.74%) VLAN
15 8 (0.66%) Unified Communications
16 6 (0.49%) NetScaler
16 6 (0.49%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 132 (10.86%) SQL Server
2 70 (5.76%) Big Data
3 59 (4.86%) NoSQL
4 52 (4.28%) Data Warehouse
5 32 (2.63%) MySQL
6 26 (2.14%) Power BI
7 25 (2.06%) Relational Database
8 23 (1.89%) Hadoop
9 15 (1.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 13 (1.07%) MongoDB
11 12 (0.99%) RDBMS
12 11 (0.91%) Data Lake
13 10 (0.82%) Amazon RDS
13 10 (0.82%) PostgreSQL
14 7 (0.58%) Amazon Redshift
14 7 (0.58%) OLTP
14 7 (0.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 6 (0.49%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 6 (0.49%) Data Mining
15 6 (0.49%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 65 (5.35%) Jenkins
2 58 (4.77%) Git (software)
3 48 (3.95%) GitLab
4 43 (3.54%) JIRA
5 40 (3.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 18 (1.48%) Bitbucket
7 13 (1.07%) TeamCity
8 11 (0.91%) Team Foundation Server
9 10 (0.82%) Visual Studio
10 7 (0.58%) ERwin
11 6 (0.49%) ER Studio
11 6 (0.49%) Gradle
11 6 (0.49%) Maven
11 6 (0.49%) PowerDesigner
12 5 (0.41%) CircleCI
12 5 (0.41%) Cucumber
12 5 (0.41%) Liquibase
13 4 (0.33%) Selenium
13 4 (0.33%) Subversion
14 3 (0.25%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 369 (30.37%) Finance
2 75 (6.17%) Public Sector
3 61 (5.02%) Banking
4 56 (4.61%) Legal
5 46 (3.79%) Retail
6 45 (3.70%) Manufacturing
7 44 (3.62%) Marketing
8 31 (2.55%) Local Government
9 26 (2.14%) Telecoms
10 20 (1.65%) Front Office
11 18 (1.48%) Law
12 15 (1.23%) Pharmaceutical
13 14 (1.15%) Billing
14 12 (0.99%) Back Office
14 12 (0.99%) Electronics
15 11 (0.91%) Financial Institution
16 9 (0.74%) Publishing
17 8 (0.66%) Aerospace
17 8 (0.66%) Investment Banking
18 7 (0.58%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 373 (30.70%) Architect
2 128 (10.53%) Solutions Architect
3 113 (9.30%) IT Manager
4 80 (6.58%) Developer
5 75 (6.17%) Enterprise Architect
6 74 (6.09%) Analyst
7 60 (4.94%) Head of IT
8 56 (4.61%) Infrastructure Architect
9 54 (4.44%) Consultant
9 54 (4.44%) DevOps Engineer
10 43 (3.54%) Cloud Architect
11 36 (2.96%) Lead Architect
12 35 (2.88%) Business Analyst
12 35 (2.88%) Chief Technology Officer
13 29 (2.39%) IT Consultant
13 29 (2.39%) Security Architect
14 28 (2.30%) Infrastructure Manager
14 28 (2.30%) Platform Engineer
14 28 (2.30%) Technical Architect
15 27 (2.22%) Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 119 (9.79%) .NET
2 49 (4.03%) Web Services
3 44 (3.62%) HTML
4 42 (3.46%) Elastic Stack
5 40 (3.29%) Middleware
6 37 (3.05%) CSS
6 37 (3.05%) REST
7 35 (2.88%) .NET Framework
8 34 (2.80%) AngularJS
9 32 (2.63%) React
10 29 (2.39%) Node.js
11 24 (1.98%) Spring
12 23 (1.89%) Kafka
13 22 (1.81%) ASP.NET Web API
14 20 (1.65%) .NET Core
14 20 (1.65%) ASP.NET
15 16 (1.32%) SOAP
15 16 (1.32%) WebSphere MQ
16 13 (1.07%) jQuery
17 12 (0.99%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 100 (8.23%) Analytical Skills
2 98 (8.07%) Management Information System
3 52 (4.28%) Public Cloud
4 50 (4.12%) Data Centre
5 40 (3.29%) Self-Motivation
6 34 (2.80%) Hybrid Cloud
7 27 (2.22%) User Experience
8 26 (2.14%) Internet of Things
9 22 (1.81%) Enterprise Software
10 20 (1.65%) Mobile App
11 14 (1.15%) Driving Licence
12 13 (1.07%) FMCG
13 12 (0.99%) Cloud Native
13 12 (0.99%) Virtual Team
14 10 (0.82%) Client/Server
14 10 (0.82%) NHS
15 9 (0.74%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 9 (0.74%) Greenfield Project
16 8 (0.66%) PKI
17 7 (0.58%) Shadow IT
Operating Systems
1 186 (15.31%) Windows
2 99 (8.15%) Linux
3 86 (7.08%) Windows Server
4 44 (3.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 43 (3.54%) CentOS
6 24 (1.98%) Windows 10
7 13 (1.07%) Windows Server 2012
8 12 (0.99%) Unix
9 11 (0.91%) Mac OS
10 9 (0.74%) Android
11 7 (0.58%) Windows 7
11 7 (0.58%) Windows Server 2016
12 6 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
13 5 (0.41%) Solaris
14 4 (0.33%) Ubuntu
14 4 (0.33%) Windows Server 2019
15 2 (0.16%) AIX
15 2 (0.16%) HPUX
16 1 (0.082%) VMS
16 1 (0.082%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 341 (28.07%) Agile Software Development
2 167 (13.74%) ITIL
3 165 (13.58%) Enterprise Architecture
4 140 (11.52%) DevOps
5 133 (10.95%) Project Management
6 131 (10.78%) TOGAF
7 117 (9.63%) Problem-Solving
8 116 (9.55%) Stakeholder Management
9 108 (8.89%) Information Security
10 104 (8.56%) Continuous Improvement
11 101 (8.31%) Project Delivery
12 100 (8.23%) Microservices
12 100 (8.23%) Strategic Roadmap
13 91 (7.49%) Technical Architecture
14 90 (7.41%) Decision-Making
15 88 (7.24%) Technology Roadmap
16 81 (6.67%) Cybersecurity
16 81 (6.67%) Software Engineering
17 80 (6.58%) Business Intelligence
18 78 (6.42%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 140 (11.52%) SQL
2 103 (8.48%) Java
3 95 (7.82%) Python
4 90 (7.41%) C#
5 58 (4.77%) JavaScript
6 48 (3.95%) Ruby
7 36 (2.96%) PowerShell
8 25 (2.06%) Go
9 24 (1.98%) C
10 17 (1.40%) PHP
11 15 (1.23%) Bash Shell
12 12 (0.99%) T-SQL
13 10 (0.82%) VB.NET
14 9 (0.74%) VB
15 7 (0.58%) Perl
16 6 (0.49%) Java 8
16 6 (0.49%) Objective-C
17 5 (0.41%) C++
17 5 (0.41%) Scala
18 4 (0.33%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 160 (13.17%) Degree
2 54 (4.44%) Security Cleared
2 54 (4.44%) TOGAF Certification
3 37 (3.05%) Cisco Certification
4 31 (2.55%) Microsoft Certification
5 28 (2.30%) CISSP
6 26 (2.14%) SC Cleared
7 22 (1.81%) MCSA
7 22 (1.81%) MCSE
8 21 (1.73%) Computer Science Degree
9 20 (1.65%) CCNA
10 19 (1.56%) AWS Certification
11 16 (1.32%) DV Cleared
11 16 (1.32%) IISP
12 14 (1.15%) MCTS
13 13 (1.07%) DBS Check
13 13 (1.07%) Master's Degree
14 12 (0.99%) CSSLP
14 12 (0.99%) ITIL Certification
15 11 (0.91%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (4.36%) GDPR
2 51 (4.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 47 (3.87%) SLA
4 29 (2.39%) QA
5 27 (2.22%) PCI DSS
6 17 (1.40%) COBIT
6 17 (1.40%) Data Quality
6 17 (1.40%) PMO
7 11 (0.91%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 10 (0.82%) NIST
9 8 (0.66%) COSO
10 5 (0.41%) Cyber Essentials
11 3 (0.25%) ISAE 3402
11 3 (0.25%) NIST 800
11 3 (0.25%) SSAE 16
12 2 (0.16%) Basel III
12 2 (0.16%) ISO 9001
12 2 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 1 (0.082%) GAMP
13 1 (0.082%) HIPAA
System Software
1 128 (10.53%) Active Directory
2 67 (5.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 56 (4.61%) Docker
4 26 (2.14%) Hyper-V
5 18 (1.48%) Forefront TMG
5 18 (1.48%) ISA Server
6 10 (0.82%) vSphere
7 9 (0.74%) Microsoft App-V
8 6 (0.49%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (0.33%) Varnish
10 3 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
10 3 (0.25%) XenApp
10 3 (0.25%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.16%) HDFS
11 2 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
11 2 (0.16%) vCloud
11 2 (0.16%) VMware NSX
12 1 (0.082%) Cronacle
12 1 (0.082%) Oracle Clusterware
12 1 (0.082%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 61 (5.02%) Terraform
2 52 (4.28%) Puppet
3 49 (4.03%) Ansible
4 47 (3.87%) Kubernetes
5 45 (3.70%) Grafana
6 39 (3.21%) Graphite
7 36 (2.96%) Prometheus
8 33 (2.72%) SCCM
9 23 (1.89%) Docker Swarm
9 23 (1.89%) Packer
10 21 (1.73%) Consul
11 19 (1.56%) Opscode Chef
12 8 (0.66%) SCOM
12 8 (0.66%) WSUS
13 7 (0.58%) Nagios
14 6 (0.49%) Fluentd
15 5 (0.41%) SCOrch
16 4 (0.33%) vRealize
17 3 (0.25%) cPanel
17 3 (0.25%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 289 (23.79%) Microsoft
2 94 (7.74%) VMware
3 63 (5.19%) SAP
4 59 (4.86%) Oracle
5 54 (4.44%) Cisco
6 37 (3.05%) Salesforce.com
7 36 (2.96%) Google
8 31 (2.55%) Citrix
9 23 (1.89%) Informatica
10 12 (0.99%) Meraki
10 12 (0.99%) Red Hat
11 11 (0.91%) Sparx
11 11 (0.91%) webMethods
12 10 (0.82%) CheckPoint
12 10 (0.82%) MuleSoft
12 10 (0.82%) Splunk
13 9 (0.74%) BiZZdesign
13 9 (0.74%) Capita
14 8 (0.66%) Atlassian
14 8 (0.66%) Veeam