Period
to 18 September 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 18 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

IT/Technology Strategy
UK
6 months to
18 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 200 218 226
Rank change year-on-year +18 +8 0
Permanent jobs citing IT Strategy 2,507 2,691 2,820
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.77% 1.60% 1.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.92% 1.75% 1.73%
Number of salaries quoted 1,834 2,001 1,833
UK median annual salary £67,500 £65,000 £63,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.85% +2.36% -2.31%
10th Percentile £41,250 £41,750 £40,000
90th Percentile £105,000 £100,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year - +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 130,407 153,946 162,809
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.10% 91.77% 92.31%
Number of salaries quoted 102,344 122,604 128,581
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +4.17%
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,000 £28,000
90th Percentile £86,250 £82,500 £80,000
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 18 September 2019.

Salary histogram for IT Strategy in the UK

IT Strategy
Top 18 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 September 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 +18 2,344 £68,000 +3.05% 249
UK excluding London +27 1,542 £60,000 - 205
London +11 924 £80,000 +6.67% 66
South East +19 397 £62,500 -3.85% 40
North of England -10 386 £55,000 -4.35% 44
Midlands -2 271 £65,000 +8.33% 55
North West +10 221 £62,500 +18.91% 18
South West +99 201 £60,000 - 25
West Midlands -7 179 £65,000 +13.04% 34
Yorkshire -19 153 £50,000 -21.57% 23
East of England +118 150 £64,000 +6.67% 19
Scotland +4 96 £50,000 -23.08% 17
East Midlands +10 92 £60,000 -5.88% 21
Wales +24 31 £50,000 -20.63% 3
North East +25 12 £46,250 -21.94% 3
Isle of Man - 5 £60,000 -
Northern Ireland - 4 £38,448 - 2
Channel Islands +10 3 £75,000 +11.11%

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

1 795 (31.71%) Agile Software Development
2 698 (27.84%) Finance
3 516 (20.58%) Microsoft
4 462 (18.43%) Enterprise Architecture
5 442 (17.63%) Azure
6 404 (16.11%) AWS
7 361 (14.40%) Management Information System
8 338 (13.48%) Degree
9 317 (12.64%) Windows
10 314 (12.52%) Project Management
11 308 (12.29%) ITIL
12 296 (11.81%) TOGAF
12 296 (11.81%) Problem-Solving
13 295 (11.77%) DevOps
14 292 (11.65%) Cybersecurity
15 282 (11.25%) Strategic Roadmap
16 264 (10.53%) Firewall
17 263 (10.49%) Analytical Skills
18 262 (10.45%) Project Delivery
19 258 (10.29%) Stakeholder Management
20 257 (10.25%) SQL
21 241 (9.61%) SQL Server
21 241 (9.61%) Active Directory
22 238 (9.49%) WAN
23 232 (9.25%) Mentoring
24 229 (9.13%) Office 365
25 227 (9.05%) Continuous Improvement
26 225 (8.97%) Information Security
27 223 (8.90%) Technical Architecture
28 216 (8.62%) Data Centre

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
1 133 (5.31%) SharePoint
2 61 (2.43%) MS Exchange
3 54 (2.15%) WebSphere
4 49 (1.95%) Skype for Business
5 29 (1.16%) IIS
6 25 (1.00%) EPiServer
7 20 (0.80%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 17 (0.68%) SharePoint 2010
9 16 (0.64%) BizTalk Server
9 16 (0.64%) Confluence
10 15 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2007
11 14 (0.56%) NetWeaver
12 12 (0.48%) SAS
13 11 (0.44%) Apache Spark
14 10 (0.40%) Apache
14 10 (0.40%) Drupal
15 9 (0.36%) ArcGIS
15 9 (0.36%) CMS
15 9 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2010
15 9 (0.36%) JBoss
Applications
1 54 (2.15%) MS Visio
2 42 (1.68%) Microsoft Office
3 17 (0.68%) Microsoft Excel
4 16 (0.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 9 (0.36%) Microsoft Project
6 7 (0.28%) Chatbot
7 6 (0.24%) Adobe Illustrator
7 6 (0.24%) Photoshop
7 6 (0.24%) Sketch
8 2 (0.080%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.040%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 60 (2.39%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 49 (1.95%) Dynamics CRM
3 15 (0.60%) Dynamics GP
4 14 (0.56%) Avolution ABACUS
4 14 (0.56%) SAP S/4HANA
5 10 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
5 10 (0.40%) SAP CRM
6 7 (0.28%) SAP SD
7 6 (0.24%) NetSuite
7 6 (0.24%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 4 (0.16%) SAP Business ByDesign
8 4 (0.16%) SAP ERP
9 3 (0.12%) Infor M3
9 3 (0.12%) SAP BPC
9 3 (0.12%) SAP CO
9 3 (0.12%) SAP FI
9 3 (0.12%) SAP FI/CO
9 3 (0.12%) SAP HCM
9 3 (0.12%) SAP HR
9 3 (0.12%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 442 (17.63%) Azure
2 404 (16.11%) AWS
3 229 (9.13%) Office 365
4 129 (5.15%) SaaS
5 114 (4.55%) IaaS
6 90 (3.59%) PaaS
7 64 (2.55%) Cloud Computing
8 62 (2.47%) GCP
9 49 (1.95%) Azure Active Directory
9 49 (1.95%) Dynamics 365
9 49 (1.95%) Serverless
10 44 (1.76%) Power Platform
11 29 (1.16%) G Suite
12 27 (1.08%) GitHub
12 27 (1.08%) OneDrive
13 15 (0.60%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
14 8 (0.32%) Amazon EC2
14 8 (0.32%) Azure Machine Learning
14 8 (0.32%) SuccessFactors
15 7 (0.28%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 264 (10.53%) Firewall
2 238 (9.49%) WAN
3 166 (6.62%) LAN
4 141 (5.62%) Internet
5 99 (3.95%) Unified Communications
6 93 (3.71%) Network Security
7 72 (2.87%) DNS
8 65 (2.59%) VPN
9 59 (2.35%) SAN
10 58 (2.31%) Wireless
11 55 (2.19%) DHCP
11 55 (2.19%) MPLS
11 55 (2.19%) TCP/IP
12 53 (2.11%) Cisco Nexus
13 43 (1.72%) Skype
14 37 (1.48%) Intrusion Detection
15 30 (1.20%) VoIP
16 26 (1.04%) Cisco ASA
17 20 (0.80%) Cisco IOS
17 20 (0.80%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 241 (9.61%) SQL Server
2 133 (5.31%) Big Data
3 86 (3.43%) Data Warehouse
4 68 (2.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 53 (2.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 44 (1.76%) NoSQL
6 44 (1.76%) Power BI
7 40 (1.60%) Relational Database
8 34 (1.36%) SQL Server 2012
9 29 (1.16%) Blockchain
9 29 (1.16%) MySQL
9 29 (1.16%) PostgreSQL
9 29 (1.16%) SSDT
10 26 (1.04%) Data Lake
11 20 (0.80%) Azure SQL Database
12 18 (0.72%) MongoDB
13 16 (0.64%) Hadoop
14 15 (0.60%) RDBMS
15 14 (0.56%) GIS
16 13 (0.52%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 84 (3.35%) Git (software)
2 76 (3.03%) Visual Studio
3 50 (1.99%) Jenkins
4 41 (1.64%) JIRA
5 33 (1.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 28 (1.12%) GitLab
7 22 (0.88%) Visual Studio Team System
8 18 (0.72%) Bitbucket
9 14 (0.56%) Eclipse
9 14 (0.56%) Octopus Deploy
10 13 (0.52%) Team Foundation Server
11 12 (0.48%) TeamCity
12 9 (0.36%) FinalBuilder
12 9 (0.36%) Visual Studio Coded UI
13 8 (0.32%) Hudson
14 7 (0.28%) Babel
14 7 (0.28%) Maven
14 7 (0.28%) SoapUI
15 6 (0.24%) LabVIEW
15 6 (0.24%) Selenium
General
1 698 (27.84%) Finance
2 175 (6.98%) Retail
3 164 (6.54%) Public Sector
4 151 (6.02%) Banking
5 101 (4.03%) Marketing
6 61 (2.43%) Manufacturing
7 57 (2.27%) Front Office
8 56 (2.23%) Telecoms
9 42 (1.68%) Legal
10 37 (1.48%) Local Government
11 28 (1.12%) Law
12 20 (0.80%) Back Office
13 17 (0.68%) Automotive
14 15 (0.60%) Financial Institution
14 15 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
15 9 (0.36%) Publishing
16 8 (0.32%) Games
17 7 (0.28%) Aerospace
17 7 (0.28%) Electronics
17 7 (0.28%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 828 (33.03%) Architect
2 324 (12.92%) Solutions Architect
3 256 (10.21%) Consultant
4 189 (7.54%) Developer
5 188 (7.50%) Enterprise Architect
6 152 (6.06%) Analyst
7 131 (5.23%) IT Manager
8 102 (4.07%) Technical Architect
9 90 (3.59%) IT Consultant
10 85 (3.39%) Security Architect
11 73 (2.91%) Cloud Architect
12 65 (2.59%) Business Analyst
13 63 (2.51%) Infrastructure Architect
14 61 (2.43%) Head of IT
15 60 (2.39%) AWS Architect
16 59 (2.35%) Senior Architect
16 59 (2.35%) Senior Developer
17 54 (2.15%) IT Architect
18 53 (2.11%) Solutions Consultant
19 51 (2.03%) Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 179 (7.14%) Web Services
2 176 (7.02%) .NET
3 110 (4.39%) HTML
4 95 (3.79%) CSS
5 77 (3.07%) ASP.NET
6 73 (2.91%) SOAP
7 71 (2.83%) Node.js
8 57 (2.27%) Spring
9 51 (2.03%) WebSphere MQ
10 49 (1.95%) XML
11 47 (1.87%) ASP.NET Web API
11 47 (1.87%) Middleware
12 45 (1.79%) AngularJS
12 45 (1.79%) REST
13 41 (1.64%) ASP.NET MVC
13 41 (1.64%) JSON
14 37 (1.48%) HTML5
14 37 (1.48%) React
15 30 (1.20%) Elastic Stack
15 30 (1.20%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 361 (14.40%) Management Information System
2 263 (10.49%) Analytical Skills
3 216 (8.62%) Data Centre
4 97 (3.87%) Internet of Things
5 71 (2.83%) User Experience
6 67 (2.67%) Self-Motivation
7 54 (2.15%) Public Cloud
8 48 (1.91%) Hybrid Cloud
9 46 (1.83%) Data Protection Act
10 42 (1.68%) Enterprise Software
11 31 (1.24%) Life Science
12 30 (1.20%) Greenfield Project
13 29 (1.16%) PKI
14 28 (1.12%) FMCG
15 27 (1.08%) Cloud Native
16 26 (1.04%) Enterprise Storage
17 25 (1.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
18 20 (0.80%) Mainframe
18 20 (0.80%) Smartphone
19 19 (0.76%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 317 (12.64%) Windows
2 176 (7.02%) Linux
3 146 (5.82%) Windows Server
4 47 (1.87%) Windows Server 2012
5 30 (1.20%) Apple iOS
6 29 (1.16%) Android
6 29 (1.16%) Windows 10
7 28 (1.12%) Unix
8 15 (0.60%) CentOS
9 14 (0.56%) Windows Server 2008
10 13 (0.52%) Windows 7
11 11 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 10 (0.40%) AIX
13 4 (0.16%) Ubuntu
14 3 (0.12%) Mac OS
14 3 (0.12%) Windows Server 2003
14 3 (0.12%) Windows Vista
15 2 (0.080%) zOS
16 1 (0.040%) Solaris
16 1 (0.040%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 795 (31.71%) Agile Software Development
2 462 (18.43%) Enterprise Architecture
3 314 (12.52%) Project Management
4 308 (12.29%) ITIL
5 296 (11.81%) Problem-Solving
5 296 (11.81%) TOGAF
6 295 (11.77%) DevOps
7 292 (11.65%) Cybersecurity
8 282 (11.25%) Strategic Roadmap
9 262 (10.45%) Project Delivery
10 258 (10.29%) Stakeholder Management
11 232 (9.25%) Mentoring
12 227 (9.05%) Continuous Improvement
13 225 (8.97%) Information Security
14 223 (8.90%) Technical Architecture
15 203 (8.10%) Architectural Design
16 189 (7.54%) Service Management
17 171 (6.82%) Customer Requirements
18 170 (6.78%) Presales
19 168 (6.70%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 257 (10.25%) SQL
2 152 (6.06%) Java
3 144 (5.74%) JavaScript
4 138 (5.50%) Python
5 126 (5.03%) C#
6 115 (4.59%) PowerShell
7 111 (4.43%) C
8 36 (1.44%) T-SQL
9 35 (1.40%) Ruby
10 34 (1.36%) C++
11 27 (1.08%) PHP
12 23 (0.92%) Go
13 14 (0.56%) VB.NET
14 12 (0.48%) PL/SQL
14 12 (0.48%) R
15 10 (0.40%) VBScript
16 9 (0.36%) Bash Shell
16 9 (0.36%) XPath
17 6 (0.24%) Shell Script
17 6 (0.24%) VBA
Qualifications
1 338 (13.48%) Degree
2 172 (6.86%) Cisco Certification
3 101 (4.03%) Security Cleared
4 91 (3.63%) CCNP
5 82 (3.27%) Microsoft Certification
6 78 (3.11%) CCNA
7 69 (2.75%) CISSP
8 60 (2.39%) MCSE
9 53 (2.11%) TOGAF Certification
10 45 (1.79%) Computer Science Degree
11 39 (1.56%) CISM
12 26 (1.04%) MCSA
13 24 (0.96%) Postgraduate
14 21 (0.84%) ISSAP
15 20 (0.80%) SC Cleared
16 19 (0.76%) CEH
16 19 (0.76%) Master's Degree
17 18 (0.72%) PMI Certification
18 17 (0.68%) HND
18 17 (0.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 110 (4.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 81 (3.23%) SLA
3 80 (3.19%) GDPR
4 71 (2.83%) QA
5 51 (2.03%) ISO 9001
6 45 (1.79%) HMG Infosec
6 45 (1.79%) ISO 22301
7 43 (1.72%) JSP 440
8 42 (1.68%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 41 (1.64%) PCI DSS
10 38 (1.52%) NIST
11 36 (1.44%) PMO
12 34 (1.36%) COBIT
13 25 (1.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 9 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27005
15 7 (0.28%) NIST 800
16 6 (0.24%) Data Quality
16 6 (0.24%) ISO 14001
16 6 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
17 4 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 241 (9.61%) Active Directory
2 132 (5.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 84 (3.35%) Docker
4 75 (2.99%) Hyper-V
5 25 (1.00%) vSphere
6 17 (0.68%) VMware ESXi
7 14 (0.56%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 13 (0.52%) Microsoft App-V
9 12 (0.48%) BitLocker
9 12 (0.48%) XenDesktop
10 9 (0.36%) VMware NSX
11 8 (0.32%) HDFS
12 7 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
12 7 (0.28%) XenApp
13 5 (0.20%) Virtual Desktop
14 3 (0.12%) Apache Flume
15 2 (0.080%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 2 (0.080%) Virtual Servers
16 1 (0.040%) DFS Replication
16 1 (0.040%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 90 (3.59%) SCCM
2 68 (2.71%) Ansible
3 66 (2.63%) Terraform
4 62 (2.47%) Kubernetes
5 49 (1.95%) Puppet
6 37 (1.48%) SCOM
7 33 (1.32%) Docker Swarm
8 30 (1.20%) Consul
8 30 (1.20%) Grafana
8 30 (1.20%) Packer
9 24 (0.96%) Cisco Prime
10 22 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
11 20 (0.80%) Nagios
11 20 (0.80%) Opsview
12 16 (0.64%) Graphite
13 12 (0.48%) McAfee ePO
14 11 (0.44%) Prometheus
15 10 (0.40%) AirWatch
15 10 (0.40%) WSUS
16 8 (0.32%) Host Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 516 (20.58%) Microsoft
2 191 (7.62%) VMware
3 189 (7.54%) Cisco
4 105 (4.19%) Oracle
5 104 (4.15%) Citrix
6 92 (3.67%) SAP
7 91 (3.63%) Salesforce.com
8 79 (3.15%) Google
9 61 (2.43%) Sparx
10 58 (2.31%) Meraki
11 57 (2.27%) Informatica
12 49 (1.95%) Fortinet
13 44 (1.76%) Huawei
14 43 (1.72%) BiZZdesign
15 41 (1.64%) Brocade
15 41 (1.64%) Tealium
16 39 (1.56%) Ruckus Wireless
17 26 (1.04%) SolarWinds
18 25 (1.00%) F5
18 25 (1.00%) IBM