Period
to 20 February 2019

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 20 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

IT/Technology Strategy
UK
6 months to
20 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 191 244 207
Rank change year-on-year +53 -37 +23
Permanent jobs citing IT Strategy 2,755 2,551 2,992
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.82% 1.44% 1.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.98% 1.57% 1.88%
Number of salaries quoted 1,864 1,934 2,101
UK median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.00% -
10th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £36,750
90th Percentile £100,000 £97,500 £96,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £60,195 £57,500
% change year-on-year -0.32% +4.69% -

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 138,888 162,355 159,565
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.75% 91.84% 91.31%
Number of salaries quoted 109,515 131,738 131,606
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,750 £27,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £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 20 February 2019.

Salary histogram for IT Strategy in the UK

IT Strategy
Top 15 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 20 February 2019. 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 +48 2,551 £65,000 - 293
UK excluding London +83 1,708 £60,000 -0.32% 192
London 0 984 £75,000 - 118
North of England +84 474 £52,500 -11.02% 40
Midlands +96 430 £60,000 +9.09% 43
South East -5 355 £75,000 +7.14% 46
West Midlands +67 297 £62,817 +19.65% 26
North West +94 271 £52,500 -8.70% 23
East of England +87 212 £61,250 -2.00% 27
Yorkshire +76 196 £60,000 - 15
East Midlands +91 131 £55,000 -26.67% 16
Scotland +50 120 £55,000 -15.38% 6
South West -6 86 £61,500 -5.38% 19
Wales 0 31 £55,000 -15.38% 9
North East 0 11 £100,000 +122.22% 2

For the 6 months to 20 February 2019, 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.

1 841 (30.53%) Agile Software Development
2 775 (28.13%) Finance
3 585 (21.23%) Microsoft
4 430 (15.61%) Project Management
5 403 (14.63%) Microsoft Azure
6 390 (14.16%) SQL
7 383 (13.90%) Enterprise Architecture
8 343 (12.45%) Stakeholder Management
9 342 (12.41%) Amazon AWS
10 334 (12.12%) Degree
11 332 (12.05%) Windows
12 328 (11.91%) DevOps
13 317 (11.51%) ITIL
14 299 (10.85%) Analytical Skills
15 298 (10.82%) Retail
16 292 (10.60%) Problem-Solving
17 288 (10.45%) Service Delivery
18 267 (9.69%) Mentoring
19 248 (9.00%) TOGAF
20 243 (8.82%) Management Information System
21 240 (8.71%) VMware
22 236 (8.57%) .NET
23 231 (8.38%) SQL Server
23 231 (8.38%) Service Management
24 226 (8.20%) Continuous Improvement
25 223 (8.09%) Information Security
26 221 (8.02%) Linux
27 212 (7.70%) Office 365
27 212 (7.70%) Microservices
28 208 (7.55%) Java

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 76 (2.76%) SharePoint
2 52 (1.89%) MS Exchange
3 32 (1.16%) Confluence
4 25 (0.91%) IIS
5 22 (0.80%) CMS
6 20 (0.73%) Elasticsearch
7 19 (0.69%) BizTalk Server
8 17 (0.62%) Apache Spark
9 14 (0.51%) Drupal
9 14 (0.51%) Oracle Workflow
10 13 (0.47%) Apache
10 13 (0.47%) WebSphere
11 11 (0.40%) SAS
11 11 (0.40%) Skype for Business
12 10 (0.36%) Documentum
12 10 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2010
13 9 (0.33%) WebLogic
13 9 (0.33%) WebSphere Application Server
13 9 (0.33%) WildFly
14 8 (0.29%) WordPress
Applications
1 79 (2.87%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 72 (2.61%) Microsoft Office
3 47 (1.71%) Microsoft Excel
4 20 (0.73%) Microsoft Project
5 11 (0.40%) MS Visio
6 9 (0.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 9 (0.33%) AutoCAD
7 4 (0.15%) Open Workbench
8 1 (0.036%) CATIA
8 1 (0.036%) Chatbot
8 1 (0.036%) Revit
8 1 (0.036%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 51 (1.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 37 (1.34%) Dynamics AX
3 32 (1.16%) SAP CRM
4 30 (1.09%) SAP S/4HANA
5 13 (0.47%) NetSuite
5 13 (0.47%) SAP HCM
5 13 (0.47%) SAP SCM
6 11 (0.40%) SAP APO
7 10 (0.36%) Magento
7 10 (0.36%) Movex
8 9 (0.33%) SAP ERP
9 6 (0.22%) SAP Business ByDesign
9 6 (0.22%) SAP Business One
10 5 (0.18%) SimCorp Dimension
11 4 (0.15%) Sage 1000
11 4 (0.15%) Sage 500
11 4 (0.15%) SAP GRC
11 4 (0.15%) Unit4 Business World
12 3 (0.11%) Cognos Business Intelligence
12 3 (0.11%) SAP FS
Cloud Services
1 403 (14.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 342 (12.41%) Amazon AWS
3 212 (7.70%) Office 365
4 122 (4.43%) SaaS
5 121 (4.39%) IaaS
6 111 (4.03%) PaaS
7 79 (2.87%) Cloud Computing
8 72 (2.61%) Google Cloud Platform
9 47 (1.71%) GitHub
10 36 (1.31%) Serverless
11 24 (0.87%) Dynamics 365
12 22 (0.80%) Slack
12 22 (0.80%) SuccessFactors
13 17 (0.62%) Amazon EC2
13 17 (0.62%) Azure Active Directory
14 15 (0.54%) AWS CloudFormation
15 12 (0.44%) Amazon S3
15 12 (0.44%) AWS Lambda
16 11 (0.40%) Azure Data Factory
17 9 (0.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 200 (7.26%) Firewall
2 127 (4.61%) WAN
3 120 (4.36%) LAN
4 110 (3.99%) Network Security
5 85 (3.09%) Wi-Fi
6 75 (2.72%) VPN
7 58 (2.11%) SAN
8 54 (1.96%) Unified Communications
9 47 (1.71%) DNS
9 47 (1.71%) VoIP
10 45 (1.63%) TCP/IP
11 33 (1.20%) Cisco IOS
11 33 (1.20%) DHCP
11 33 (1.20%) Internet
12 30 (1.09%) Cisco ASA
13 21 (0.76%) Cisco Nexus
13 21 (0.76%) NX-OS
14 20 (0.73%) Wireshark
15 19 (0.69%) Intranet
15 19 (0.69%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 231 (8.38%) SQL Server
2 143 (5.19%) NoSQL
3 136 (4.94%) Big Data
4 115 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
5 100 (3.63%) Relational Database
6 59 (2.14%) Hadoop
7 51 (1.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 47 (1.71%) MySQL
8 47 (1.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 39 (1.42%) Power BI
10 38 (1.38%) Data Lake
10 38 (1.38%) PostgreSQL
11 31 (1.13%) RDBMS
12 29 (1.05%) MongoDB
13 25 (0.91%) SAP HANA
14 19 (0.69%) Azure SQL Database
14 19 (0.69%) SQL Server 2012
15 18 (0.65%) SQL Server 2008
16 17 (0.62%) OLTP
17 16 (0.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 121 (4.39%) Jenkins
2 83 (3.01%) Git (software)
3 63 (2.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 49 (1.78%) JIRA
5 36 (1.31%) Hudson
6 31 (1.13%) Visual Studio
7 30 (1.09%) Vagrant
8 29 (1.05%) Subversion
9 26 (0.94%) GitLab
9 26 (0.94%) Team Foundation Server
10 19 (0.69%) Cucumber
10 19 (0.69%) TeamCity
11 18 (0.65%) Gradle
11 18 (0.65%) Octopus Deploy
12 14 (0.51%) Mockito
13 13 (0.47%) Maven
14 11 (0.40%) Android Studio
14 11 (0.40%) Eclipse
14 11 (0.40%) SonarQube
15 9 (0.33%) Selenium
General
1 775 (28.13%) Finance
2 298 (10.82%) Retail
3 170 (6.17%) Banking
4 162 (5.88%) Marketing
5 150 (5.44%) Telecoms
6 135 (4.90%) Legal
7 93 (3.38%) Back Office
8 73 (2.65%) Manufacturing
9 39 (1.42%) Publishing
10 31 (1.13%) Billing
11 30 (1.09%) Financial Institution
12 24 (0.87%) Law
13 23 (0.83%) Automotive
14 18 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
15 14 (0.51%) Electronics
15 14 (0.51%) Front Office
15 14 (0.51%) Investment Banking
16 13 (0.47%) Retail Banking
17 11 (0.40%) Private Banking
18 9 (0.33%) Games
Job Titles
1 846 (30.71%) Architect
2 362 (13.14%) Solutions Architect
3 239 (8.68%) Developer
4 233 (8.46%) IT Manager
5 209 (7.59%) Enterprise Architect
6 200 (7.26%) Analyst
7 124 (4.50%) Consultant
8 103 (3.74%) Head of IT
9 98 (3.56%) Senior Developer
10 89 (3.23%) IT Analyst
11 81 (2.94%) Senior Architect
12 79 (2.87%) Project Manager
13 76 (2.76%) Business Analyst
14 72 (2.61%) Senior Analyst
15 70 (2.54%) Technical Architect
16 67 (2.43%) Data Architect
17 65 (2.36%) Security Analyst
18 63 (2.29%) IT Security Analyst
18 63 (2.29%) Senior IT Security Analyst
18 63 (2.29%) Senior Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 236 (8.57%) .NET
2 157 (5.70%) Web Services
3 129 (4.68%) Middleware
4 110 (3.99%) HTML
5 99 (3.59%) Spring
6 96 (3.48%) ASP.NET
7 83 (3.01%) CSS
8 68 (2.47%) XML
9 66 (2.40%) ASP.NET MVC
10 64 (2.32%) AngularJS
11 63 (2.29%) Node.js
12 48 (1.74%) React
13 45 (1.63%) RESTful
14 42 (1.52%) Elastic Stack
14 42 (1.52%) SOAP
15 41 (1.49%) jQuery
16 37 (1.34%) ASP.NET Web API
16 37 (1.34%) HTML5
17 34 (1.23%) JSON
18 32 (1.16%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 299 (10.85%) Analytical Skills
2 243 (8.82%) Management Information System
3 205 (7.44%) Data Centre
4 110 (3.99%) User Experience
5 86 (3.12%) Self-Motivation
6 66 (2.40%) Hybrid Cloud
7 65 (2.36%) Enterprise Software
8 63 (2.29%) Cyber Kill Chain
8 63 (2.29%) NHS
9 51 (1.85%) Public Cloud
10 50 (1.81%) Mobile App
11 41 (1.49%) FMCG
12 36 (1.31%) CMDB
12 36 (1.31%) Fintech
13 33 (1.20%) EPoS
14 26 (0.94%) Cloud Native
14 26 (0.94%) Mainframe
15 25 (0.91%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
16 23 (0.83%) Driving Licence
16 23 (0.83%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 332 (12.05%) Windows
2 221 (8.02%) Linux
3 137 (4.97%) Windows Server
4 71 (2.58%) Windows 10
5 67 (2.43%) Android
6 59 (2.14%) Apple iOS
7 45 (1.63%) Unix
8 29 (1.05%) Windows Server 2008
9 27 (0.98%) CentOS
9 27 (0.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 26 (0.94%) Windows Server 2003
10 26 (0.94%) Windows Server 2012
11 19 (0.69%) Windows 7
12 13 (0.47%) AIX
13 11 (0.40%) VMS
14 10 (0.36%) zOS
15 4 (0.15%) Mac OS
15 4 (0.15%) Windows XP
16 3 (0.11%) Ubuntu
17 2 (0.073%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 841 (30.53%) Agile Software Development
2 430 (15.61%) Project Management
3 383 (13.90%) Enterprise Architecture
4 343 (12.45%) Stakeholder Management
5 328 (11.91%) DevOps
6 317 (11.51%) ITIL
7 292 (10.60%) Problem-Solving
8 288 (10.45%) Service Delivery
9 267 (9.69%) Mentoring
10 248 (9.00%) TOGAF
11 231 (8.38%) Service Management
12 226 (8.20%) Continuous Improvement
13 223 (8.09%) Information Security
14 212 (7.70%) Microservices
15 208 (7.55%) Decision-Making
16 201 (7.30%) CRM
17 183 (6.64%) Waterfall
18 181 (6.57%) Continuous Integration
19 173 (6.28%) Business Intelligence
19 173 (6.28%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 390 (14.16%) SQL
2 208 (7.55%) Java
3 173 (6.28%) C#
4 141 (5.12%) JavaScript
5 140 (5.08%) Python
6 75 (2.72%) Ruby
7 58 (2.11%) T-SQL
8 54 (1.96%) C
9 53 (1.92%) PowerShell
10 44 (1.60%) Go
11 27 (0.98%) C++
12 25 (0.91%) PHP
13 24 (0.87%) R
14 23 (0.83%) PL/SQL
15 20 (0.73%) Java 8
15 20 (0.73%) VB
15 20 (0.73%) VB.NET
16 10 (0.36%) Scala
16 10 (0.36%) Shell Script
16 10 (0.36%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 334 (12.12%) Degree
2 103 (3.74%) CISSP
3 68 (2.47%) Microsoft Certification
4 66 (2.40%) SANS
5 64 (2.32%) TOGAF Certification
6 63 (2.29%) CREST Certified
7 60 (2.18%) Cisco Certification
8 57 (2.07%) Security Cleared
9 48 (1.74%) PMI Certification
10 47 (1.71%) Computer Science Degree
11 41 (1.49%) AWS Certification
12 35 (1.27%) PMP
13 32 (1.16%) CCNP
13 32 (1.16%) MCSE
14 31 (1.13%) CCNA
14 31 (1.13%) RHCSA
15 30 (1.09%) RHCE
16 27 (0.98%) ISEB
16 27 (0.98%) ITIL Certification
17 25 (0.91%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 168 (6.10%) GDPR
2 128 (4.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 125 (4.54%) PMO
4 117 (4.25%) SLA
5 106 (3.85%) PCI DSS
6 99 (3.59%) QA
7 42 (1.52%) Data Quality
8 33 (1.20%) COBIT
9 21 (0.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 17 (0.62%) GPG13
10 17 (0.62%) JSP 440
11 14 (0.51%) BS7799
11 14 (0.51%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 13 (0.47%) HMG Infosec
13 9 (0.33%) Cyber Essentials
14 6 (0.22%) SEPA
15 4 (0.15%) ISO 22301
16 3 (0.11%) Basel III
16 3 (0.11%) IFRS
16 3 (0.11%) Solvency II
System Software
1 187 (6.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 181 (6.57%) Active Directory
3 136 (4.94%) Docker
4 50 (1.81%) Hyper-V
5 36 (1.31%) Virtual Machines
6 28 (1.02%) XenApp
7 22 (0.80%) VMware ESXi
7 22 (0.80%) XenDesktop
8 21 (0.76%) Virtual Desktop
9 14 (0.51%) BitLocker
10 12 (0.44%) Microsoft App-V
11 11 (0.40%) vSphere
12 10 (0.36%) XenServer
13 9 (0.33%) VMware Workstation
14 7 (0.25%) VMware NSX
15 5 (0.18%) Lustre
15 5 (0.18%) Virtual Servers
16 4 (0.15%) HDFS
17 3 (0.11%) Time Sharing Option
17 3 (0.11%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 113 (4.10%) Puppet
2 102 (3.70%) Kubernetes
3 93 (3.38%) Ansible
4 90 (3.27%) Terraform
5 58 (2.11%) Grafana
6 54 (1.96%) Graphite
7 53 (1.92%) Consul
7 53 (1.92%) Docker Swarm
8 52 (1.89%) Packer
9 46 (1.67%) Opscode Chef
10 39 (1.42%) Opsview
11 36 (1.31%) SCCM
12 30 (1.09%) Nagios
12 30 (1.09%) Prometheus
13 29 (1.05%) Salt
14 26 (0.94%) ZABBIX
15 22 (0.80%) Microsoft Intune
16 19 (0.69%) Cisco Prime
17 16 (0.58%) SCOrch
18 13 (0.47%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 585 (21.23%) Microsoft
2 240 (8.71%) VMware
3 195 (7.08%) Cisco
4 187 (6.79%) SAP
5 103 (3.74%) Citrix
6 102 (3.70%) Oracle
7 83 (3.01%) Google
8 57 (2.07%) Salesforce.com
9 48 (1.74%) Red Hat
10 43 (1.56%) IBM
11 36 (1.31%) NetApp
12 31 (1.13%) Adobe
13 29 (1.05%) hybris
13 29 (1.05%) SolarWinds
14 28 (1.02%) CheckPoint
14 28 (1.02%) EMC
15 26 (0.94%) JD Edwards
16 24 (0.87%) HP
17 21 (0.76%) Avaya
17 21 (0.76%) Informatica