Period
to 14 December 2017

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 14 December 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

IT/Technology Strategy
UK
6 months to
14 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 228 215 226
Rank change year-on-year -13 +11 +15
Permanent jobs citing IT Strategy 2765 2936 3311
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.54% 1.58% 1.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.71% 1.77% 1.73%
Number of salaries quoted 1917 2146 2538
UK median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +8.33% -1.64%
10th Percentile £41,250 £36,250 £35,000
90th Percentile £97,500 £96,250 £97,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +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 161555 165982 191669
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.94% 89.45% 88.91%
Number of salaries quoted 128029 137602 158590
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,750 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.29% - +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 14 December 2017.

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 14 December 2017. 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 2636 £65,000 - 173
UK excluding London -41 1397 £60,000 +4.35% 98
London +37 1314 £72,000 -0.69% 81
North of England +26 411 £60,000 +14.29% 25
South East -23 392 £67,500 +8.00% 31
Midlands -55 261 £55,000 - 15
West Midlands -1 205 £55,000 - 11
North West -14 196 £60,000 +20.00% 10
Yorkshire +55 188 £60,000 +9.09% 14
East of England -57 136 £62,500 +4.17% 14
South West -20 125 £65,000 +8.33% 7
Scotland -41 71 £61,250 +16.67% 6
East Midlands -101 56 £65,000 +18.18% 4
Wales +5 41 £62,500 +28.21%
North East +2 27 £45,000 -37.93% 1
Northern Ireland -30 4 £70,000 +90.48%

For the 6 months to 14 December 2017, IT jobs citing IT Strategy also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for IT Strategy.

1 981 (35.48%) Finance
2 658 (23.80%) Agile Software Development
3 522 (18.88%) Degree
4 442 (15.99%) Microsoft
5 435 (15.73%) TOGAF
6 432 (15.62%) Enterprise Architecture
7 425 (15.37%) Project Management
8 394 (14.25%) Banking
9 391 (14.14%) ITIL
10 390 (14.10%) Analytical Skills
11 382 (13.82%) Stakeholder Management
12 321 (11.61%) Asset Management
13 320 (11.57%) SQL
14 316 (11.43%) SDLC
15 311 (11.25%) Windows
16 305 (11.03%) Investment Banking
17 301 (10.89%) Wealth Management
18 293 (10.60%) Continuous Improvement
19 290 (10.49%) Management Information System
20 289 (10.45%) Retail Banking
21 274 (9.91%) SQL Server
22 266 (9.62%) Microsoft Azure
23 249 (9.01%) Active Directory
24 235 (8.50%) Service Delivery
25 231 (8.35%) Computer Science
26 225 (8.14%) Service Management
27 212 (7.67%) .NET
28 203 (7.34%) Oracle
29 201 (7.27%) Data Centre
30 198 (7.16%) 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
1 102 (3.69%) SharePoint
2 88 (3.18%) MS Exchange
3 77 (2.78%) Apache
4 53 (1.92%) Tomcat
5 50 (1.81%) IIS
6 37 (1.34%) Skype for Business
7 31 (1.12%) BizTalk Server
7 31 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2010
8 30 (1.08%) CMS
9 23 (0.83%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 22 (0.80%) WebSphere
11 16 (0.58%) Confluence
12 15 (0.54%) Sitecore CMS
13 14 (0.51%) nginx
13 14 (0.51%) WebSphere Application Server
14 13 (0.47%) SharePoint 2013
15 12 (0.43%) Apache Spark
15 12 (0.43%) MQSeries
16 11 (0.40%) SAS
16 11 (0.40%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 58 (2.10%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (0.54%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (0.36%) Microsoft Project
4 7 (0.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (0.25%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.036%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.036%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 58 (2.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 35 (1.27%) SAP MM
3 33 (1.19%) SAP MII
3 33 (1.19%) SAP PP
3 33 (1.19%) SAP PP-PI
4 12 (0.43%) SAP S/4HANA
5 10 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
6 9 (0.33%) SAP SD
7 7 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
7 7 (0.25%) Unit4 Business World
8 6 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
9 5 (0.18%) Magento
10 4 (0.14%) Lawson
10 4 (0.14%) Oracle BPM
10 4 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
10 4 (0.14%) Oracle ERP
10 4 (0.14%) SAP ERP
11 3 (0.11%) Maximo
12 2 (0.072%) SAP CRM
12 2 (0.072%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 266 (9.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 189 (6.84%) Amazon AWS
3 174 (6.29%) SaaS
4 146 (5.28%) IaaS
5 140 (5.06%) PaaS
6 136 (4.92%) Office 365
7 60 (2.17%) GitHub
8 48 (1.74%) Cloud Computing
9 16 (0.58%) Amazon EC2
10 15 (0.54%) AWS CloudFormation
10 15 (0.54%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 13 (0.47%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 11 (0.40%) Dynamics 365
13 10 (0.36%) AWS Lambda
13 10 (0.36%) Serverless
14 9 (0.33%) Azure Active Directory
15 8 (0.29%) SuccessFactors
16 6 (0.22%) Boomi
16 6 (0.22%) Heroku
17 5 (0.18%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 138 (4.99%) Firewall
2 93 (3.36%) WAN
3 89 (3.22%) LAN
4 82 (2.97%) DNS
5 80 (2.89%) SAN
6 60 (2.17%) Internet
7 50 (1.81%) LDAP
8 49 (1.77%) Wireless
9 48 (1.74%) VoIP
10 47 (1.70%) Network Security
11 40 (1.45%) DHCP
12 36 (1.30%) TCP/IP
13 33 (1.19%) Skype
14 32 (1.16%) Unified Communications
15 30 (1.08%) VPN
16 26 (0.94%) SSL
17 22 (0.80%) Cisco ISE
18 18 (0.65%) Cisco ASA
19 17 (0.61%) SMS
20 13 (0.47%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 274 (9.91%) SQL Server
2 80 (2.89%) Big Data
3 73 (2.64%) MySQL
4 49 (1.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 47 (1.70%) SQL Server 2008
6 45 (1.63%) Relational Database
7 43 (1.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 34 (1.23%) Data Warehouse
9 33 (1.19%) Hadoop
10 25 (0.90%) MongoDB
11 24 (0.87%) NoSQL
11 24 (0.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 22 (0.80%) RDBMS
13 18 (0.65%) SQL Server 2012
14 16 (0.58%) SQL Server 2014
15 15 (0.54%) PostgreSQL
16 14 (0.51%) Blockchain
16 14 (0.51%) Power BI
17 13 (0.47%) GIS
17 13 (0.47%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 52 (1.88%) Maven
2 49 (1.77%) JUnit
2 49 (1.77%) Subversion
3 46 (1.66%) Jenkins
4 42 (1.52%) JIRA
5 36 (1.30%) Visual Studio
6 25 (0.90%) Git (software)
7 13 (0.47%) Eclipse
8 12 (0.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 12 (0.43%) Selenium
9 10 (0.36%) Bitbucket
9 10 (0.36%) InstallShield
10 7 (0.25%) RStudio
10 7 (0.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 6 (0.22%) GitLab
11 6 (0.22%) Team Foundation Server
11 6 (0.22%) TeamCity
12 5 (0.18%) Oracle Forms
12 5 (0.18%) WebDriver
13 4 (0.14%) Xcode
General
1 981 (35.48%) Finance
2 394 (14.25%) Banking
3 305 (11.03%) Investment Banking
4 289 (10.45%) Retail Banking
5 167 (6.04%) Retail
6 104 (3.76%) Legal
7 95 (3.44%) Manufacturing
8 89 (3.22%) Marketing
9 69 (2.50%) Telecoms
10 52 (1.88%) Law
11 34 (1.23%) Publishing
12 28 (1.01%) Financial Institution
13 27 (0.98%) Front Office
14 26 (0.94%) Back Office
15 19 (0.69%) Advertising
16 15 (0.54%) Local Government
17 14 (0.51%) Aerospace
18 13 (0.47%) Electronics
18 13 (0.47%) Games
19 12 (0.43%) Billing
Job Titles
1 775 (28.03%) Architect
2 265 (9.58%) Enterprise Architect
3 252 (9.11%) Analyst
4 241 (8.72%) Solutions Architect
5 206 (7.45%) IT Manager
6 186 (6.73%) Developer
7 139 (5.03%) Consultant
8 117 (4.23%) Head of IT
9 115 (4.16%) Infrastructure Architect
10 104 (3.76%) Head of Architecture
11 95 (3.44%) Business Analyst
12 79 (2.86%) Technical Architect
13 74 (2.68%) Project Manager
14 69 (2.50%) Cloud Architect
15 66 (2.39%) Chief Technology Officer
15 66 (2.39%) Senior Architect
15 66 (2.39%) Service Manager
16 56 (2.03%) Team Leader
17 55 (1.99%) Senior Manager
18 52 (1.88%) Lead Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 212 (7.67%) .NET
2 162 (5.86%) Web Services
3 127 (4.59%) HTML
4 117 (4.23%) Middleware
5 110 (3.98%) AngularJS
6 99 (3.58%) REST
7 96 (3.47%) XML
8 93 (3.36%) SOAP
9 84 (3.04%) CSS
10 75 (2.71%) ASP.NET
11 72 (2.60%) Spring
12 60 (2.17%) J2EE
12 60 (2.17%) JSON
13 54 (1.95%) SailPoint
14 52 (1.88%) HTML5
15 48 (1.74%) JPA
16 44 (1.59%) jQuery
17 37 (1.34%) RESTful
18 35 (1.27%) .NET Framework
18 35 (1.27%) SAPUI5
Miscellaneous
1 390 (14.10%) Analytical Skills
2 290 (10.49%) Management Information System
3 231 (8.35%) Computer Science
4 201 (7.27%) Data Centre
5 90 (3.25%) User Experience
6 74 (2.68%) Enterprise Software
7 65 (2.35%) Public Cloud
8 60 (2.17%) Hybrid Cloud
9 52 (1.88%) Fintech
10 41 (1.48%) Clustering
11 40 (1.45%) Virtual Team
12 32 (1.16%) Mainframe
13 31 (1.12%) Fixed Income
14 30 (1.08%) Mobile App
15 29 (1.05%) FMCG
16 28 (1.01%) Driving Licence
17 26 (0.94%) Greenfield Project
18 21 (0.76%) PKI
19 19 (0.69%) NHS
20 18 (0.65%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 311 (11.25%) Windows
2 154 (5.57%) Linux
3 133 (4.81%) Windows Server
4 123 (4.45%) Unix
5 47 (1.70%) Windows Server 2012
6 42 (1.52%) Windows Server 2008
7 39 (1.41%) Windows 10
8 37 (1.34%) Windows 7
9 23 (0.83%) Android
10 22 (0.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 19 (0.69%) Apple iOS
12 18 (0.65%) Windows Server 2003
13 7 (0.25%) Solaris
14 5 (0.18%) Mac OS
15 4 (0.14%) Windows 8
16 3 (0.11%) AIX
16 3 (0.11%) HPUX
16 3 (0.11%) Mac OS X
16 3 (0.11%) Ubuntu
16 3 (0.11%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 658 (23.80%) Agile Software Development
2 435 (15.73%) TOGAF
3 432 (15.62%) Enterprise Architecture
4 425 (15.37%) Project Management
5 391 (14.14%) ITIL
6 382 (13.82%) Stakeholder Management
7 321 (11.61%) Asset Management
8 316 (11.43%) SDLC
9 301 (10.89%) Wealth Management
10 293 (10.60%) Continuous Improvement
11 235 (8.50%) Service Delivery
12 225 (8.14%) Service Management
13 193 (6.98%) Mentoring
14 190 (6.87%) Line Management
15 179 (6.47%) PRINCE2
16 178 (6.44%) Change Management
17 171 (6.18%) DevOps
18 170 (6.15%) Migration
19 167 (6.04%) Technical Architecture
20 156 (5.64%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 320 (11.57%) SQL
2 198 (7.16%) Java
3 179 (6.47%) C#
4 139 (5.03%) JavaScript
5 124 (4.48%) R
6 96 (3.47%) T-SQL
7 80 (2.89%) PowerShell
8 77 (2.78%) Python
9 58 (2.10%) Shell Script
10 53 (1.92%) PL/SQL
11 51 (1.84%) C
12 33 (1.19%) Bash Shell
12 33 (1.19%) PHP
13 23 (0.83%) Ruby
14 22 (0.80%) VB.NET
15 16 (0.58%) C++
16 15 (0.54%) Perl
17 9 (0.33%) VBScript
18 8 (0.29%) PHP 5
18 8 (0.29%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 522 (18.88%) Degree
2 167 (6.04%) Computer Science Degree
3 88 (3.18%) Cisco Certification
4 84 (3.04%) Security Cleared
5 81 (2.93%) CCNA
6 76 (2.75%) SC Cleared
7 68 (2.46%) Microsoft Certification
8 47 (1.70%) CISSP
9 42 (1.52%) MCSE
10 39 (1.41%) CCNP
11 35 (1.27%) CISM
12 33 (1.19%) ITIL Certification
13 30 (1.08%) PMI Certification
14 27 (0.98%) Master's Degree
15 21 (0.76%) DV Cleared
15 21 (0.76%) ISEB
15 21 (0.76%) PMP
16 19 (0.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 15 (0.54%) MCSA
18 14 (0.51%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 152 (5.50%) SLA
2 118 (4.27%) QA
3 95 (3.44%) PMO
4 81 (2.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 49 (1.77%) GDPR
6 45 (1.63%) COBIT
7 25 (0.90%) Cyber Essentials
8 18 (0.65%) Data Quality
8 18 (0.65%) PCI DSS
9 8 (0.29%) SSAE 16
10 6 (0.22%) GAMP
10 6 (0.22%) GPG13
10 6 (0.22%) GxP
11 5 (0.18%) ISO 9001
11 5 (0.18%) Val IT
12 4 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 3 (0.11%) ISO 13485
13 3 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 3 (0.11%) SEPA
14 2 (0.072%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 249 (9.01%) Active Directory
2 137 (4.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 74 (2.68%) Hyper-V
4 48 (1.74%) VMware ESXi
5 41 (1.48%) Docker
6 17 (0.61%) Virtual Machines
7 13 (0.47%) Microsoft App-V
7 13 (0.47%) VMware Workstation
7 13 (0.47%) vSphere
8 10 (0.36%) Virtual Servers
8 10 (0.36%) VMware NSX
9 9 (0.33%) XenApp
10 6 (0.22%) XenDesktop
11 4 (0.14%) vCloud
11 4 (0.14%) Virtual Desktop
12 3 (0.11%) Terminal Server
13 2 (0.072%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 2 (0.072%) HDFS
14 1 (0.036%) ISA Server
14 1 (0.036%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 54 (1.95%) SCCM
2 51 (1.84%) Puppet
3 35 (1.27%) Microsoft Clustering
4 32 (1.16%) Ansible
5 31 (1.12%) Opscode Chef
6 23 (0.83%) SCOM
7 21 (0.76%) SCOrch
8 17 (0.61%) vRealize
9 13 (0.47%) Terraform
10 11 (0.40%) Simpana
11 6 (0.22%) Grafana
11 6 (0.22%) SCSM
12 5 (0.18%) HockeyApp
12 5 (0.18%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 5 (0.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 4 (0.14%) Backup Exec
13 4 (0.14%) HP Data Protector
13 4 (0.14%) Nagios
13 4 (0.14%) ZABBIX
14 3 (0.11%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 442 (15.99%) Microsoft
2 203 (7.34%) Oracle
3 186 (6.73%) VMware
4 170 (6.15%) SAP
5 143 (5.17%) Cisco
6 71 (2.57%) HP
7 63 (2.28%) Citrix
8 56 (2.03%) Salesforce.com
9 48 (1.74%) IBM
10 41 (1.48%) F5
11 34 (1.23%) EMC
12 29 (1.05%) Dell
12 29 (1.05%) NetApp
13 26 (0.94%) Infoblox
13 26 (0.94%) Red Hat
14 25 (0.90%) Siebel
15 24 (0.87%) Capita
15 24 (0.87%) SolarWinds
16 23 (0.83%) 3PAR
16 23 (0.83%) Sitecore