Period
to 26 September 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 26 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

IT/Technology Strategy
UK
6 months to
26 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 199 199 215
Rank change year-on-year 0 +16 +9
Permanent jobs citing IT Strategy 827 2,487 2,717
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.72% 1.77% 1.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.85% 1.92% 1.77%
Number of salaries quoted 647 1,949 2,069
Median annual salary £70,000 £67,500 £65,985
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.70% +2.30% +1.52%
10th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £41,250
90th Percentile £100,000 £106,250 £100,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £61,000 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +1.67% - +4.35%

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 44,591 129,456 153,827
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.56% 92.20% 91.88%
Number of salaries quoted 36,331 101,607 122,469
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £33,057 £30,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £91,250 £86,250 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +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 26 September 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 26 September 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 -3 768 £70,000 - 145
UK excluding London +18 508 £61,000 +1.67% 117
London -10 283 £75,000 -9.09% 43
North of England +72 196 £65,000 +18.18% 37
North West +63 135 £67,500 +12.50% 25
Midlands +29 90 £60,000 -7.69% 18
South West +45 78 £57,500 -4.17% 18
South East -6 76 £68,750 +10.00% 10
Work from Home -5 71 £70,000 -12.50% 17
West Midlands +8 56 £57,250 -11.92% 13
Yorkshire +59 53 £50,000 - 12
East Midlands +47 34 £60,000 - 5
East of England +41 33 £58,316 -11.31% 19
Scotland +42 32 £45,000 -10.00% 11
North East +25 8 £38,000 -15.56%
Wales +16 2 £44,105 -11.79% 1
Isle of Man -4 1 - -

For the 6 months to 26 September 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.

1 239 (28.90%) Agile Software Development
1 239 (28.90%) Azure
2 237 (28.66%) Finance
3 236 (28.54%) Microsoft
4 192 (23.22%) AWS
5 159 (19.23%) Windows
6 140 (16.93%) Enterprise Architecture
7 132 (15.96%) DevOps
8 127 (15.36%) ITIL
9 125 (15.11%) Degree
10 108 (13.06%) Active Directory
11 105 (12.70%) Linux
12 104 (12.58%) TOGAF
13 96 (11.61%) SQL
14 94 (11.37%) Project Management
15 90 (10.88%) .NET
16 89 (10.76%) Stakeholder Management
17 88 (10.64%) SQL Server
18 86 (10.40%) Python
19 83 (10.04%) Microservices
20 82 (9.92%) Windows Server
21 80 (9.67%) Cybersecurity
22 78 (9.43%) Public Sector
23 75 (9.07%) Office 365
24 70 (8.46%) VMware
25 68 (8.22%) Configuration Management
26 66 (7.98%) Software Engineering
26 66 (7.98%) Continuous Improvement
27 65 (7.86%) Analytical Skills
27 65 (7.86%) 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 22 (2.66%) IIS
2 21 (2.54%) SharePoint
3 16 (1.93%) WebSphere
4 15 (1.81%) MS Exchange
5 14 (1.69%) Confluence
5 14 (1.69%) Elasticsearch
6 12 (1.45%) nginx
6 12 (1.45%) Tomcat
7 10 (1.21%) Apache Spark
8 8 (0.97%) Apache
8 8 (0.97%) CMS
8 8 (0.97%) WebLogic
9 7 (0.85%) BizTalk Server
9 7 (0.85%) JBoss
9 7 (0.85%) Skype for Business
10 5 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2010
10 5 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2013
11 4 (0.48%) Sitecore CMS
12 3 (0.36%) Drupal
12 3 (0.36%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 23 (2.78%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (1.45%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 11 (1.33%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 6 (0.73%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.60%) Dynamics NAV
3 5 (0.60%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 4 (0.48%) Eikon
4 4 (0.48%) Temenos T24
5 2 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.24%) Q-Pulse
5 2 (0.24%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.12%) Bloomberg AIM
6 1 (0.12%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.12%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.12%) SAP BPC
6 1 (0.12%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.12%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.12%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.12%) SAP S/4HANA
6 1 (0.12%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 239 (28.90%) Azure
2 192 (23.22%) AWS
3 75 (9.07%) Office 365
4 55 (6.65%) Cloud Computing
5 52 (6.29%) GCP
5 52 (6.29%) GitHub
6 32 (3.87%) PaaS
7 30 (3.63%) SaaS
8 26 (3.14%) IaaS
9 20 (2.42%) Power Platform
10 12 (1.45%) Amazon S3
10 12 (1.45%) Serverless
11 11 (1.33%) Azure Active Directory
12 8 (0.97%) Amazon EC2
12 8 (0.97%) AWS Lambda
13 7 (0.85%) Dynamics 365
14 6 (0.73%) OpenShift
15 5 (0.60%) Amazon ECS
15 5 (0.60%) Amazon EKS
15 5 (0.60%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 47 (5.68%) Firewall
2 43 (5.20%) Internet
3 33 (3.99%) Wireless
4 28 (3.39%) DNS
5 27 (3.26%) VPN
6 26 (3.14%) LAN
7 25 (3.02%) DHCP
8 24 (2.90%) WAN
9 19 (2.30%) SSL
10 16 (1.93%) SAN
11 15 (1.81%) VoIP
12 12 (1.45%) MPLS
12 12 (1.45%) Network Security
13 11 (1.33%) Broadband
14 10 (1.21%) VSAN
15 9 (1.09%) Skype
15 9 (1.09%) TCP/IP
16 8 (0.97%) Cisco ASA
16 8 (0.97%) Wi-Fi
17 7 (0.85%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 88 (10.64%) SQL Server
2 64 (7.74%) Big Data
3 54 (6.53%) NoSQL
4 28 (3.39%) Data Warehouse
5 19 (2.30%) Hadoop
5 19 (2.30%) MySQL
6 16 (1.93%) Power BI
7 14 (1.69%) MongoDB
7 14 (1.69%) Relational Database
8 13 (1.57%) Data Lake
9 11 (1.33%) Amazon RDS
10 10 (1.21%) PostgreSQL
11 8 (0.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 7 (0.85%) Amazon Redshift
12 7 (0.85%) OLTP
12 7 (0.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 6 (0.73%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
13 6 (0.73%) BigQuery
13 6 (0.73%) RDBMS
14 5 (0.60%) Amazon Aurora
Development Applications
1 59 (7.13%) Git (software)
2 58 (7.01%) Jenkins
3 46 (5.56%) GitLab
4 45 (5.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 24 (2.90%) JIRA
6 15 (1.81%) Team Foundation Server
7 10 (1.21%) Subversion
8 8 (0.97%) Bitbucket
8 8 (0.97%) ERwin
9 7 (0.85%) Cucumber
9 7 (0.85%) ER Studio
9 7 (0.85%) Maven
9 7 (0.85%) TeamCity
9 7 (0.85%) Visual Studio
10 6 (0.73%) PowerDesigner
11 4 (0.48%) Selenium
12 3 (0.36%) Ant
12 3 (0.36%) Gradle
12 3 (0.36%) Octopus Deploy
12 3 (0.36%) SpecFlow
General
1 237 (28.66%) Finance
2 78 (9.43%) Public Sector
3 47 (5.68%) Banking
4 44 (5.32%) Legal
5 38 (4.59%) Marketing
6 33 (3.99%) Manufacturing
7 29 (3.51%) Local Government
8 26 (3.14%) Retail
9 25 (3.02%) Front Office
10 23 (2.78%) Telecoms
11 17 (2.06%) Electronics
12 13 (1.57%) Pharmaceutical
13 11 (1.33%) Law
14 7 (0.85%) Aerospace
14 7 (0.85%) Back Office
15 6 (0.73%) Police
15 6 (0.73%) Publishing
16 5 (0.60%) Billing
17 4 (0.48%) Military
18 3 (0.36%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 265 (32.04%) Architect
2 98 (11.85%) Solutions Architect
3 85 (10.28%) IT Manager
4 66 (7.98%) Developer
5 56 (6.77%) Enterprise Architect
6 54 (6.53%) Head of IT
7 53 (6.41%) DevOps Engineer
8 41 (4.96%) Infrastructure Architect
8 41 (4.96%) Platform Engineer
9 34 (4.11%) Analyst
10 25 (3.02%) Cloud Architect
11 24 (2.90%) Consultant
12 23 (2.78%) Senior Developer
13 21 (2.54%) Head of Technology
14 20 (2.42%) Infrastructure Manager
15 18 (2.18%) Data Architect
15 18 (2.18%) IT Director
16 17 (2.06%) .NET Architect
16 17 (2.06%) AWS Architect
16 17 (2.06%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (10.88%) .NET
2 45 (5.44%) Elastic Stack
3 42 (5.08%) .NET Framework
4 41 (4.96%) Middleware
5 37 (4.47%) Web Services
6 30 (3.63%) React
7 28 (3.39%) AngularJS
7 28 (3.39%) REST
8 23 (2.78%) CSS
9 22 (2.66%) ASP.NET Web API
10 18 (2.18%) HTML
11 17 (2.06%) .NET Core
12 16 (1.93%) WebSphere MQ
13 15 (1.81%) SOAP
13 15 (1.81%) Spring
14 13 (1.57%) JSON
14 13 (1.57%) Node.js
15 10 (1.21%) ASP.NET
15 10 (1.21%) Kafka
15 10 (1.21%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 65 (7.86%) Analytical Skills
2 57 (6.89%) Management Information System
3 41 (4.96%) Public Cloud
4 36 (4.35%) Internet of Things
5 32 (3.87%) Data Centre
6 23 (2.78%) Self-Motivation
7 22 (2.66%) Hybrid Cloud
8 19 (2.30%) PKI
9 14 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
10 13 (1.57%) Driving Licence
11 12 (1.45%) Replication
12 10 (1.21%) Cloud Native
13 8 (0.97%) User Experience
14 7 (0.85%) Mobile App
15 6 (0.73%) FMCG
15 6 (0.73%) Reinsurance
15 6 (0.73%) Tandem
16 5 (0.60%) Video Conferencing
17 4 (0.48%) Client/Server
17 4 (0.48%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 159 (19.23%) Windows
2 105 (12.70%) Linux
3 82 (9.92%) Windows Server
4 48 (5.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 46 (5.56%) CentOS
6 31 (3.75%) Windows 10
7 13 (1.57%) Solaris
7 13 (1.57%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (1.33%) Windows Server 2016
9 10 (1.21%) Unix
10 9 (1.09%) Windows 7
11 8 (0.97%) Windows Server 2019
12 5 (0.60%) Ubuntu
13 4 (0.48%) Android
14 3 (0.36%) Mac OS
15 2 (0.24%) AIX
15 2 (0.24%) HPUX
15 2 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
16 1 (0.12%) VMS
16 1 (0.12%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 239 (28.90%) Agile Software Development
2 140 (16.93%) Enterprise Architecture
3 132 (15.96%) DevOps
4 127 (15.36%) ITIL
5 104 (12.58%) TOGAF
6 94 (11.37%) Project Management
7 89 (10.76%) Stakeholder Management
8 83 (10.04%) Microservices
9 80 (9.67%) Cybersecurity
10 68 (8.22%) Configuration Management
11 66 (7.98%) Continuous Improvement
11 66 (7.98%) Software Engineering
12 65 (7.86%) Problem-Solving
13 64 (7.74%) Strategic Roadmap
13 64 (7.74%) Technology Roadmap
14 61 (7.38%) Continuous Integration
14 61 (7.38%) Information Security
15 59 (7.13%) Business Intelligence
16 55 (6.65%) Open Source
17 54 (6.53%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 96 (11.61%) SQL
2 86 (10.40%) Python
3 64 (7.74%) C#
4 57 (6.89%) Java
5 55 (6.65%) Ruby
6 40 (4.84%) JavaScript
7 39 (4.72%) Go
8 32 (3.87%) PowerShell
9 29 (3.51%) C
10 19 (2.30%) Bash Shell
11 15 (1.81%) Perl
12 7 (0.85%) PHP
12 7 (0.85%) VB
13 6 (0.73%) VBA
14 5 (0.60%) R
15 4 (0.48%) PL/SQL
15 4 (0.48%) Scala
15 4 (0.48%) T-SQL
16 3 (0.36%) PHP 7
16 3 (0.36%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 125 (15.11%) Degree
2 62 (7.50%) Security Cleared
3 42 (5.08%) TOGAF Certification
4 39 (4.72%) AWS Certification
5 30 (3.63%) Microsoft Certification
6 25 (3.02%) MCSE
7 24 (2.90%) Cisco Certification
7 24 (2.90%) MCSA
8 23 (2.78%) DV Cleared
9 20 (2.42%) SC Cleared
10 19 (2.30%) CCNA
10 19 (2.30%) Computer Science Degree
11 17 (2.06%) ITIL Certification
12 14 (1.69%) DBS Check
12 14 (1.69%) Master's Degree
13 12 (1.45%) MCTS
14 11 (1.33%) CISSP
15 8 (0.97%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 6 (0.73%) MBA
16 6 (0.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (5.44%) GDPR
2 40 (4.84%) SLA
3 37 (4.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 19 (2.30%) QA
5 16 (1.93%) PCI DSS
6 9 (1.09%) COBIT
7 7 (0.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 6 (0.73%) NIST
9 5 (0.60%) Data Quality
10 4 (0.48%) Cyber Essentials
11 3 (0.36%) COSO
11 3 (0.36%) GAMP
11 3 (0.36%) HIPAA
11 3 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 3 (0.36%) PMO
12 2 (0.24%) ISO 22301
13 1 (0.12%) HMG Infosec
13 1 (0.12%) ISO 13485
13 1 (0.12%) ISO 9001
13 1 (0.12%) JSP 440
System Software
1 108 (13.06%) Active Directory
2 49 (5.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (3.51%) Docker
4 21 (2.54%) Forefront TMG
4 21 (2.54%) ISA Server
5 14 (1.69%) Hyper-V
6 13 (1.57%) VMware ESXi
6 13 (1.57%) vSphere
7 7 (0.85%) Virtual Servers
7 7 (0.85%) VMware NSX
8 5 (0.60%) Varnish
8 5 (0.60%) XenApp
9 4 (0.48%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 3 (0.36%) BitLocker
11 2 (0.24%) Oracle RAC
11 2 (0.24%) vCloud
11 2 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
11 2 (0.24%) XenDesktop
12 1 (0.12%) Cronacle
12 1 (0.12%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 56 (6.77%) Terraform
2 51 (6.17%) Puppet
3 42 (5.08%) Grafana
3 42 (5.08%) Graphite
3 42 (5.08%) Prometheus
4 30 (3.63%) SCCM
5 25 (3.02%) Kubernetes
6 22 (2.66%) Ansible
7 19 (2.30%) SCOM
8 12 (1.45%) SCOrch
9 9 (1.09%) Microsoft Intune
10 8 (0.97%) Opscode Chef
11 5 (0.60%) Consul
11 5 (0.60%) Packer
12 4 (0.48%) Docker Swarm
13 3 (0.36%) vCenter Server
14 2 (0.24%) Kibana
14 2 (0.24%) logstash
14 2 (0.24%) Scalr
14 2 (0.24%) vRealize
Vendors
1 236 (28.54%) Microsoft
2 70 (8.46%) VMware
3 49 (5.93%) Cisco
4 42 (5.08%) Oracle
5 36 (4.35%) SAP
6 35 (4.23%) Google
7 20 (2.42%) Salesforce.com
8 17 (2.06%) Veeam
9 16 (1.93%) Informatica
10 12 (1.45%) BiZZdesign
11 11 (1.33%) Citrix
11 11 (1.33%) Sparx
12 10 (1.21%) Meraki
13 9 (1.09%) MuleSoft
13 9 (1.09%) Red Hat
14 8 (0.97%) Databricks
14 8 (0.97%) Splunk
15 7 (0.85%) NetApp
16 6 (0.73%) Juniper
16 6 (0.73%) Teradata