Period
to 17 June 2018

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 17 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

IT/Technology Strategy
UK
6 months to
17 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 228 210 232
Rank change year-on-year -18 +22 +11
Permanent jobs citing IT Strategy 2,610 2,833 3,062
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.52% 1.65% 1.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.67% 1.82% 1.69%
Number of salaries quoted 1,920 1,913 2,260
UK median annual salary £67,500 £62,500 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.00% -3.85% +8.33%
10th Percentile £41,250 £38,300 £38,750
90th Percentile £101,375 £95,000 £102,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £61,500
% change year-on-year +9.09% -10.57% +6.96%

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 155,966 155,789 180,667
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 90.77% 90.62% 89.96%
Number of salaries quoted 125,400 126,906 150,227
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +2.15%
10th Percentile £29,250 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +2.41%

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 17 June 2018.

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 17 June 2018. 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 -15 2,462 £67,500 +8.00% 247
UK excluding London -28 1,335 £60,000 +9.09% 174
London -5 1,219 £75,000 +3.45% 87
South East -18 387 £67,500 +8.00% 45
North of England -22 328 £58,500 +6.36% 38
Midlands +27 311 £60,000 +9.09% 43
West Midlands +67 244 £57,500 - 27
North West -31 157 £57,500 +6.98% 20
Yorkshire -4 153 £60,000 +9.09% 13
East of England -89 114 £57,500 +15.00% 13
South West -41 105 £57,500 +2.22% 21
Scotland -17 74 £66,500 -7.32% 11
East Midlands -16 67 £82,500 +58.96% 15
Wales -23 25 £57,500 +14.33% 2
North East -11 18 £52,500 -19.23% 5
Northern Ireland +2 3 £45,000 +12.50%

For the 6 months to 17 June 2018, 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.

1 784 (30.04%) Finance
2 752 (28.81%) Agile Software Development
3 497 (19.04%) Project Management
4 491 (18.81%) Microsoft
5 383 (14.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 349 (13.37%) Degree
7 342 (13.10%) ITIL
8 336 (12.87%) Enterprise Architecture
9 330 (12.64%) Amazon AWS
10 324 (12.41%) Microsoft Azure
11 313 (11.99%) DevOps
12 312 (11.95%) Problem-Solving
13 292 (11.19%) TOGAF
14 288 (11.03%) .NET
15 279 (10.69%) SQL
16 275 (10.54%) Java
17 273 (10.46%) Windows
18 272 (10.42%) Continuous Improvement
19 271 (10.38%) SQL Server
20 269 (10.31%) Analytical Skills
21 226 (8.66%) Service Delivery
22 205 (7.85%) PRINCE2
23 200 (7.66%) Change Management
24 198 (7.59%) C#
24 198 (7.59%) Line Management
25 197 (7.55%) Retail
26 196 (7.51%) Service Management
27 188 (7.20%) Management Information System
28 181 (6.93%) Mentoring
29 179 (6.86%) Information Security

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 97 (3.72%) SharePoint
2 73 (2.80%) MS Exchange
3 58 (2.22%) IIS
4 35 (1.34%) Confluence
5 34 (1.30%) Apache
6 33 (1.26%) Apache Spark
7 29 (1.11%) WebSphere
8 23 (0.88%) CMS
9 22 (0.84%) Skype for Business
10 19 (0.73%) BizTalk Server
10 19 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2010
11 18 (0.69%) SAS
12 17 (0.65%) Elasticsearch
13 14 (0.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 14 (0.54%) Tomcat
14 11 (0.42%) SharePoint 2010
15 10 (0.38%) Drupal
15 10 (0.38%) SharePoint 2013
16 8 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2013
17 7 (0.27%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 65 (2.49%) Microsoft Office
2 34 (1.30%) Microsoft Excel
3 16 (0.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (0.31%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.23%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.15%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.077%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.077%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.077%) Revit
8 1 (0.038%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.038%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.038%) OmniGraffle
8 1 (0.038%) Simulink
8 1 (0.038%) SketchUp
Business Applications
1 44 (1.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
2 9 (0.34%) SAP CRM
2 9 (0.34%) SimCorp Dimension
3 7 (0.27%) SAP BPC
4 6 (0.23%) NetSuite
5 5 (0.19%) Elite 3E
5 5 (0.19%) JDE EnterpriseOne
5 5 (0.19%) SAP ERP
5 5 (0.19%) Shopify
6 4 (0.15%) Infor M3
6 4 (0.15%) Movex
7 3 (0.11%) Payment Gateway
7 3 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
7 3 (0.11%) Sage 200
7 3 (0.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 3 (0.11%) SAP S/4HANA
8 2 (0.077%) Carpe Diem
8 2 (0.077%) SAP Hybris
8 2 (0.077%) SAP POS DM
Cloud Services
1 330 (12.64%) Amazon AWS
2 324 (12.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 167 (6.40%) SaaS
4 158 (6.05%) Office 365
5 155 (5.94%) PaaS
6 140 (5.36%) IaaS
7 37 (1.42%) Cloud Computing
8 34 (1.30%) Amazon EC2
9 32 (1.23%) AWS CloudFormation
10 22 (0.84%) Serverless
11 21 (0.80%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 20 (0.77%) GitHub
12 20 (0.77%) Google Cloud Platform
13 19 (0.73%) Amazon S3
13 19 (0.73%) AWS Lambda
13 19 (0.73%) Dynamics 365
13 19 (0.73%) Heroku
14 15 (0.57%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 15 (0.57%) Azure Active Directory
15 12 (0.46%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 159 (6.09%) Firewall
2 93 (3.56%) SAN
3 84 (3.22%) WAN
4 77 (2.95%) LAN
5 68 (2.61%) Network Security
6 59 (2.26%) DNS
7 46 (1.76%) VoIP
8 44 (1.69%) Wireless
9 42 (1.61%) DHCP
10 36 (1.38%) VPN
11 32 (1.23%) Internet
12 31 (1.19%) SSL
13 30 (1.15%) IPsec
14 27 (1.03%) MPLS
15 25 (0.96%) TCP/IP
16 21 (0.80%) Skype
16 21 (0.80%) Wi-Fi
17 20 (0.77%) Intranet
18 18 (0.69%) Unified Communications
19 16 (0.61%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 271 (10.38%) SQL Server
2 84 (3.22%) Data Warehouse
3 74 (2.84%) Big Data
4 64 (2.45%) NoSQL
5 62 (2.38%) MySQL
6 58 (2.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 55 (2.11%) Relational Database
8 45 (1.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 33 (1.26%) GIS
10 31 (1.19%) Hadoop
11 22 (0.84%) SQL Server 2008
11 22 (0.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 21 (0.80%) Data Lake
12 21 (0.80%) MongoDB
13 19 (0.73%) Azure SQL Database
14 18 (0.69%) Amazon RDS
14 18 (0.69%) PostgreSQL
15 17 (0.65%) Oracle Database
15 17 (0.65%) RDBMS
16 16 (0.61%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 73 (2.80%) Jenkins
2 67 (2.57%) JIRA
3 58 (2.22%) Git (software)
4 38 (1.46%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 35 (1.34%) Vagrant
6 33 (1.26%) Visual Studio
7 21 (0.80%) Bitbucket
8 19 (0.73%) TeamCity
9 18 (0.69%) Octopus Deploy
10 17 (0.65%) RStudio
11 16 (0.61%) Maven
12 13 (0.50%) Hudson
13 12 (0.46%) JUnit
13 12 (0.46%) Team Foundation Server
14 9 (0.34%) Subversion
15 8 (0.31%) Visual Studio Team System
16 7 (0.27%) git-flow
17 6 (0.23%) Eclipse
17 6 (0.23%) Gradle
18 5 (0.19%) MSBuild
General
1 784 (30.04%) Finance
2 197 (7.55%) Retail
3 158 (6.05%) Banking
4 115 (4.41%) Marketing
5 76 (2.91%) Telecoms
6 66 (2.53%) Legal
7 43 (1.65%) Law
8 40 (1.53%) Manufacturing
9 38 (1.46%) Front Office
10 33 (1.26%) Advertising
10 33 (1.26%) Games
11 28 (1.07%) Billing
11 28 (1.07%) Publishing
12 22 (0.84%) Financial Institution
13 21 (0.80%) Automotive
13 21 (0.80%) Back Office
14 16 (0.61%) Investment Banking
15 15 (0.57%) Retail Banking
16 8 (0.31%) Local Government
16 8 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 771 (29.54%) Architect
2 266 (10.19%) Solutions Architect
3 192 (7.36%) IT Manager
4 171 (6.55%) Developer
5 167 (6.40%) Enterprise Architect
6 157 (6.02%) Analyst
7 155 (5.94%) Consultant
8 120 (4.60%) Head of IT
9 75 (2.87%) Business Analyst
9 75 (2.87%) Project Manager
10 69 (2.64%) IT Consultant
10 69 (2.64%) Senior Architect
11 66 (2.53%) Head of Architecture
12 65 (2.49%) Technical Architect
13 60 (2.30%) Cloud Architect
13 60 (2.30%) Development Manager
14 51 (1.95%) Software Architect
15 50 (1.92%) Infrastructure Manager
16 49 (1.88%) .NET Developer
16 49 (1.88%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 288 (11.03%) .NET
2 176 (6.74%) Web Services
3 116 (4.44%) HTML
4 109 (4.18%) Middleware
5 88 (3.37%) REST
6 82 (3.14%) CSS
7 77 (2.95%) AngularJS
8 56 (2.15%) J2EE
9 53 (2.03%) ASP.NET
10 52 (1.99%) HTML5
11 46 (1.76%) .NET Framework
12 45 (1.72%) React
13 41 (1.57%) XML
14 37 (1.42%) JSON
15 32 (1.23%) Spring
16 30 (1.15%) RESTful
17 29 (1.11%) Node.js
18 28 (1.07%) SOAP
19 26 (1.00%) jQuery
20 25 (0.96%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 269 (10.31%) Analytical Skills
2 188 (7.20%) Management Information System
3 177 (6.78%) Data Centre
4 114 (4.37%) User Experience
5 96 (3.68%) Fintech
6 90 (3.45%) Self-Motivation
7 84 (3.22%) Enterprise Software
8 80 (3.07%) Computer Science
9 77 (2.95%) Public Cloud
10 44 (1.69%) Driving Licence
11 35 (1.34%) CMDB
12 34 (1.30%) Mobile App
13 33 (1.26%) Hybrid Cloud
13 33 (1.26%) Mainframe
14 32 (1.23%) NHS
15 31 (1.19%) Greenfield Project
15 31 (1.19%) Virtual Team
16 28 (1.07%) Hedge funds
17 27 (1.03%) Clustering
18 26 (1.00%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 273 (10.46%) Windows
2 175 (6.70%) Windows Server
3 132 (5.06%) Linux
4 49 (1.88%) Windows Server 2012
5 35 (1.34%) Windows Server 2008
6 34 (1.30%) Windows 10
7 29 (1.11%) Windows Server 2003
8 23 (0.88%) Unix
9 20 (0.77%) Solaris
10 17 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 16 (0.61%) Windows 7
12 8 (0.31%) AIX
12 8 (0.31%) CentOS
12 8 (0.31%) Mac OS X
13 6 (0.23%) Android
13 6 (0.23%) Mac OS
13 6 (0.23%) Windows 8
14 5 (0.19%) DC/OS
14 5 (0.19%) Oracle Linux
14 5 (0.19%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 752 (28.81%) Agile Software Development
2 497 (19.04%) Project Management
3 383 (14.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 342 (13.10%) ITIL
5 336 (12.87%) Enterprise Architecture
6 313 (11.99%) DevOps
7 312 (11.95%) Problem-Solving
8 292 (11.19%) TOGAF
9 272 (10.42%) Continuous Improvement
10 226 (8.66%) Service Delivery
11 205 (7.85%) PRINCE2
12 200 (7.66%) Change Management
13 198 (7.59%) Line Management
14 196 (7.51%) Service Management
15 181 (6.93%) Mentoring
16 179 (6.86%) Information Security
17 178 (6.82%) Microservices
18 177 (6.78%) Scrum
19 168 (6.44%) Coaching
20 167 (6.40%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 279 (10.69%) SQL
2 275 (10.54%) Java
3 198 (7.59%) C#
4 143 (5.48%) Python
5 131 (5.02%) JavaScript
6 83 (3.18%) C
7 64 (2.45%) PowerShell
8 51 (1.95%) T-SQL
9 40 (1.53%) PHP
10 38 (1.46%) Ruby
11 25 (0.96%) Go
12 24 (0.92%) R
13 22 (0.84%) Perl
14 21 (0.80%) C++
15 20 (0.77%) Bash Shell
15 20 (0.77%) Scala
16 14 (0.54%) VB.NET
17 13 (0.50%) Shell Script
18 11 (0.42%) Java 8
19 10 (0.38%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 349 (13.37%) Degree
2 59 (2.26%) Cisco Certification
3 53 (2.03%) TOGAF Certification
4 50 (1.92%) PMI Certification
5 42 (1.61%) PMP
6 41 (1.57%) CISSP
7 40 (1.53%) Security Cleared
8 38 (1.46%) ISEB
9 36 (1.38%) Computer Science Degree
10 34 (1.30%) Microsoft Certification
11 33 (1.26%) CCNA
12 28 (1.07%) SAFe Agilist
13 26 (1.00%) AWS Certification
13 26 (1.00%) ITIL Certification
13 26 (1.00%) SC Cleared
14 24 (0.92%) CEH
15 21 (0.80%) CCNP
16 19 (0.73%) MCSE
16 19 (0.73%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 18 (0.69%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 123 (4.71%) QA
2 88 (3.37%) PMO
3 86 (3.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 82 (3.14%) SLA
5 67 (2.57%) GDPR
6 53 (2.03%) COBIT
7 26 (1.00%) Data Quality
8 17 (0.65%) PCI DSS
9 16 (0.61%) GPG13
10 5 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 5 (0.19%) SEPA
11 4 (0.15%) GCP
11 4 (0.15%) ISO 9001
12 3 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials
12 3 (0.11%) Government Security Classifications
13 2 (0.077%) Actionable Recommendations
13 2 (0.077%) MiFID
13 2 (0.077%) PMBOK
13 2 (0.077%) SSAE 16
14 1 (0.038%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 156 (5.98%) Active Directory
2 117 (4.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 88 (3.37%) Docker
4 75 (2.87%) Hyper-V
5 43 (1.65%) VMware ESXi
6 13 (0.50%) vSphere
7 9 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
8 7 (0.27%) Virtual Desktop
8 7 (0.27%) XenDesktop
9 6 (0.23%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 4 (0.15%) Terminal Server
10 4 (0.15%) XenApp
11 3 (0.11%) iptables
11 3 (0.11%) Squid
12 2 (0.077%) LXC
12 2 (0.077%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (0.077%) XenServer
13 1 (0.038%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 1 (0.038%) Firmware
13 1 (0.038%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 56 (2.15%) Terraform
2 50 (1.92%) Ansible
3 44 (1.69%) Puppet
4 39 (1.49%) Kubernetes
4 39 (1.49%) SCCM
5 33 (1.26%) Opscode Chef
6 24 (0.92%) Nagios
7 21 (0.80%) Docker Swarm
8 17 (0.65%) Salt
9 15 (0.57%) SCOM
10 14 (0.54%) Packer
11 13 (0.50%) Consul
11 13 (0.50%) Grafana
11 13 (0.50%) Graphite
11 13 (0.50%) Opsview
11 13 (0.50%) ZABBIX
12 12 (0.46%) Microsoft Clustering
13 10 (0.38%) Microsoft Intune
14 8 (0.31%) Single Sign-On
15 7 (0.27%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 491 (18.81%) Microsoft
2 148 (5.67%) VMware
3 125 (4.79%) Cisco
4 115 (4.41%) SAP
5 105 (4.02%) Oracle
6 59 (2.26%) Citrix
7 58 (2.22%) Salesforce.com
8 47 (1.80%) HP
9 42 (1.61%) IBM
10 37 (1.42%) NetApp
11 33 (1.26%) Google
12 31 (1.19%) CheckPoint
12 31 (1.19%) F5
13 29 (1.11%) EMC
14 22 (0.84%) SolarWinds
14 22 (0.84%) Tableau
15 21 (0.80%) Red Hat
16 20 (0.77%) Aruba
17 19 (0.73%) Capita
17 19 (0.73%) ServiceNow