Period
to 13 December 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 13 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

IT/Technology Strategy
UK
6 months to
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 199 232 220
Rank change year-on-year +33 -12 +11
Permanent jobs citing IT Strategy 2,812 2,774 2,895
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.76% 1.54% 1.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.92% 1.68% 1.72%
Number of salaries quoted 2,023 1,925 2,109
UK median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £36,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £97,500 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
% 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 146,225 165,096 168,704
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.56% 91.88% 91.26%
Number of salaries quoted 115,831 131,154 139,968
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +4.17% +1.05%
10th Percentile £29,650 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% -

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 13 December 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 13 December 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 +24 2,618 £65,000 - 270
UK excluding London +66 1,695 £60,000 - 189
London -21 1,058 £75,000 +3.45% 88
North of England +62 519 £55,000 -8.33% 59
South East +18 401 £67,500 - 40
Midlands +92 396 £60,000 +9.09% 37
North West +63 290 £52,500 -12.50% 35
West Midlands +52 266 £60,000 +9.09% 23
Yorkshire +47 224 £62,500 +4.17% 22
East of England +53 162 £57,500 -8.00% 29
East Midlands +84 128 £55,000 -15.38% 14
Scotland +49 128 £65,750 +5.20% 2
South West -32 76 £62,500 -3.85% 17
Wales -20 19 £56,500 -9.60% 5
North East -17 9 £100,000 +122.22% 2
Channel Islands - 1 £67,500 -

For the 6 months to 13 December 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.

1 810 (28.81%) Agile Software Development
2 793 (28.20%) Finance
3 621 (22.08%) Microsoft
4 499 (17.75%) Project Management
5 423 (15.04%) Microsoft Azure
6 391 (13.90%) SQL
7 377 (13.41%) Amazon AWS
8 370 (13.16%) Windows
9 350 (12.45%) Degree
10 345 (12.27%) DevOps
11 338 (12.02%) Enterprise Architecture
12 333 (11.84%) Stakeholder Management
13 328 (11.66%) ITIL
14 313 (11.13%) Analytical Skills
15 309 (10.99%) Retail
16 308 (10.95%) Problem-Solving
17 284 (10.10%) Data Centre
18 270 (9.60%) Service Management
19 266 (9.46%) Management Information System
20 265 (9.42%) Mentoring
21 262 (9.32%) Service Delivery
22 258 (9.17%) Firewall
23 252 (8.96%) SQL Server
24 242 (8.61%) .NET
25 238 (8.46%) TOGAF
26 233 (8.29%) VMware
26 233 (8.29%) Microservices
27 231 (8.21%) Java
28 227 (8.07%) Office 365
29 215 (7.65%) Active Directory

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 71 (2.52%) SharePoint
2 61 (2.17%) MS Exchange
3 39 (1.39%) CMS
4 36 (1.28%) IIS
5 26 (0.92%) Apache Spark
6 25 (0.89%) Confluence
7 24 (0.85%) Skype for Business
8 22 (0.78%) Elasticsearch
9 16 (0.57%) Drupal
10 13 (0.46%) OpenStack
11 12 (0.43%) WebLogic
12 11 (0.39%) Apache
12 11 (0.39%) WebSphere
13 10 (0.36%) BizTalk Server
13 10 (0.36%) Oracle Workflow
14 9 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2013
14 9 (0.32%) Tomcat
14 9 (0.32%) WebSphere Application Server
14 9 (0.32%) WildFly
15 8 (0.28%) SAS
Applications
1 86 (3.06%) Microsoft Office
2 75 (2.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 55 (1.96%) Microsoft Excel
4 31 (1.10%) Microsoft Project
5 22 (0.78%) MS Visio
6 9 (0.32%) AutoCAD
7 6 (0.21%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 5 (0.18%) Open Workbench
9 1 (0.036%) CATIA
9 1 (0.036%) Maya
9 1 (0.036%) OmniGraffle
9 1 (0.036%) Revit
9 1 (0.036%) Simulink
9 1 (0.036%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.036%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 41 (1.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 32 (1.14%) SAP CRM
3 27 (0.96%) Dynamics AX
4 24 (0.85%) Magento
5 13 (0.46%) SAP S/4HANA
5 13 (0.46%) SAP SCM
6 12 (0.43%) NetSuite
6 12 (0.43%) SAP APO
6 12 (0.43%) SAP ERP
7 9 (0.32%) SAP HCM
8 4 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
8 4 (0.14%) Movex
8 4 (0.14%) Sage 1000
8 4 (0.14%) SAP Business One
9 3 (0.11%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 3 (0.11%) Oracle ERP
10 2 (0.071%) Exchequer
10 2 (0.071%) Markit EDM
10 2 (0.071%) SAP Hybris
10 2 (0.071%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 423 (15.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 377 (13.41%) Amazon AWS
3 227 (8.07%) Office 365
4 126 (4.48%) SaaS
5 125 (4.45%) IaaS
5 125 (4.45%) PaaS
6 75 (2.67%) Cloud Computing
7 53 (1.88%) Google Cloud Platform
8 48 (1.71%) GitHub
9 39 (1.39%) Serverless
10 32 (1.14%) AWS CloudFormation
11 29 (1.03%) Dynamics 365
12 26 (0.92%) AWS Lambda
13 25 (0.89%) Amazon EC2
14 22 (0.78%) Azure Active Directory
15 21 (0.75%) Slack
16 19 (0.68%) Amazon S3
17 15 (0.53%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 12 (0.43%) G Suite
19 11 (0.39%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 258 (9.17%) Firewall
2 136 (4.84%) Network Security
3 122 (4.34%) WAN
4 120 (4.27%) LAN
5 94 (3.34%) VPN
6 86 (3.06%) Wi-Fi
7 72 (2.56%) DNS
8 55 (1.96%) Unified Communications
9 49 (1.74%) SAN
10 48 (1.71%) TCP/IP
11 47 (1.67%) DHCP
12 43 (1.53%) Internet
13 40 (1.42%) VoIP
14 34 (1.21%) Cisco IOS
15 30 (1.07%) Cisco ASA
16 29 (1.03%) Software-Defined Networking
17 27 (0.96%) Skype
18 25 (0.89%) Cisco Nexus
19 23 (0.82%) NX-OS
20 22 (0.78%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 252 (8.96%) SQL Server
2 139 (4.94%) NoSQL
3 126 (4.48%) Big Data
4 115 (4.09%) Relational Database
5 110 (3.91%) Data Warehouse
6 78 (2.77%) Hadoop
7 77 (2.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 52 (1.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 48 (1.71%) MongoDB
10 44 (1.56%) MySQL
11 42 (1.49%) Power BI
12 41 (1.46%) SQL Server 2008
13 36 (1.28%) SQL Server 2012
14 35 (1.24%) SAP HANA
15 34 (1.21%) PostgreSQL
16 31 (1.10%) SQL Server 2014
17 30 (1.07%) OLTP
18 29 (1.03%) RDBMS
19 25 (0.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
20 22 (0.78%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 138 (4.91%) Jenkins
2 104 (3.70%) Git (software)
3 82 (2.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 70 (2.49%) JIRA
5 60 (2.13%) Visual Studio
6 54 (1.92%) Hudson
7 53 (1.88%) Subversion
7 53 (1.88%) Vagrant
8 31 (1.10%) TeamCity
9 28 (1.00%) Octopus Deploy
10 24 (0.85%) GitLab
11 20 (0.71%) Cucumber
11 20 (0.71%) Team Foundation Server
12 17 (0.60%) Bitbucket
12 17 (0.60%) Gradle
13 16 (0.57%) Maven
14 14 (0.50%) Visual Studio Team System
15 13 (0.46%) Ant
15 13 (0.46%) Mockito
16 11 (0.39%) Android Studio
General
1 793 (28.20%) Finance
2 309 (10.99%) Retail
3 190 (6.76%) Marketing
4 165 (5.87%) Banking
5 125 (4.45%) Telecoms
6 113 (4.02%) Legal
7 88 (3.13%) Back Office
8 70 (2.49%) Manufacturing
9 53 (1.88%) Financial Institution
10 35 (1.24%) Publishing
11 33 (1.17%) Law
12 26 (0.92%) Investment Banking
13 25 (0.89%) Billing
14 21 (0.75%) Advertising
15 19 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
16 18 (0.64%) Electronics
17 15 (0.53%) Front Office
18 13 (0.46%) Automotive
19 8 (0.28%) Games
20 7 (0.25%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 778 (27.67%) Architect
2 332 (11.81%) Solutions Architect
3 255 (9.07%) IT Manager
4 227 (8.07%) Analyst
5 222 (7.89%) Developer
6 181 (6.44%) Enterprise Architect
7 139 (4.94%) Consultant
8 111 (3.95%) Business Analyst
9 103 (3.66%) Head of IT
10 91 (3.24%) IT Analyst
11 80 (2.84%) Senior Developer
12 78 (2.77%) Senior Analyst
13 72 (2.56%) SAP Architect
14 70 (2.49%) SAP Solutions Architect
15 69 (2.45%) IT Consultant
16 66 (2.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 64 (2.28%) DevOps Engineer
18 62 (2.20%) Project Manager
18 62 (2.20%) Security Analyst
19 61 (2.17%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 242 (8.61%) .NET
2 163 (5.80%) Middleware
3 144 (5.12%) Web Services
4 109 (3.88%) HTML
5 90 (3.20%) CSS
6 89 (3.17%) ASP.NET
7 88 (3.13%) Spring
8 81 (2.88%) XML
9 58 (2.06%) AngularJS
10 55 (1.96%) Node.js
11 50 (1.78%) React
12 48 (1.71%) jQuery
13 46 (1.64%) ASP.NET MVC
14 43 (1.53%) JSON
15 42 (1.49%) .NET Framework
16 40 (1.42%) Elastic Stack
17 39 (1.39%) REST
18 30 (1.07%) HTML5
18 30 (1.07%) RESTful
18 30 (1.07%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 313 (11.13%) Analytical Skills
2 284 (10.10%) Data Centre
3 266 (9.46%) Management Information System
4 122 (4.34%) User Experience
5 108 (3.84%) Self-Motivation
6 71 (2.52%) Enterprise Software
7 69 (2.45%) Mobile App
8 66 (2.35%) Hybrid Cloud
9 62 (2.20%) NHS
10 58 (2.06%) Cyber Kill Chain
11 51 (1.81%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 45 (1.60%) FMCG
13 43 (1.53%) Public Cloud
14 37 (1.32%) Mainframe
15 30 (1.07%) CMDB
15 30 (1.07%) Fintech
16 29 (1.03%) EPoS
17 25 (0.89%) Life Science
17 25 (0.89%) PKI
18 21 (0.75%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 370 (13.16%) Windows
2 174 (6.19%) Linux
3 164 (5.83%) Windows Server
4 99 (3.52%) Windows 10
5 49 (1.74%) Unix
6 45 (1.60%) Android
6 45 (1.60%) Windows Server 2008
7 41 (1.46%) Windows Server 2012
8 35 (1.24%) Apple iOS
9 27 (0.96%) CentOS
10 26 (0.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 24 (0.85%) Windows 7
12 16 (0.57%) VMS
13 12 (0.43%) zOS
14 9 (0.32%) Windows Server 2003
15 8 (0.28%) AIX
16 5 (0.18%) Windows 8
17 4 (0.14%) Solaris
18 3 (0.11%) Mac OS X
18 3 (0.11%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 810 (28.81%) Agile Software Development
2 499 (17.75%) Project Management
3 345 (12.27%) DevOps
4 338 (12.02%) Enterprise Architecture
5 333 (11.84%) Stakeholder Management
6 328 (11.66%) ITIL
7 308 (10.95%) Problem-Solving
8 270 (9.60%) Service Management
9 265 (9.42%) Mentoring
10 262 (9.32%) Service Delivery
11 238 (8.46%) TOGAF
12 233 (8.29%) Microservices
13 209 (7.43%) Information Security
14 196 (6.97%) Continuous Integration
14 196 (6.97%) CRM
15 195 (6.93%) Continuous Improvement
16 191 (6.79%) Waterfall
17 187 (6.65%) Business Intelligence
18 183 (6.51%) Decision-Making
19 175 (6.22%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 391 (13.90%) SQL
2 231 (8.21%) Java
3 192 (6.83%) C#
4 164 (5.83%) Python
5 139 (4.94%) JavaScript
6 91 (3.24%) Ruby
7 81 (2.88%) T-SQL
8 78 (2.77%) PowerShell
9 66 (2.35%) Go
10 50 (1.78%) C
11 27 (0.96%) C++
12 24 (0.85%) VB
13 18 (0.64%) R
14 17 (0.60%) Java 8
15 16 (0.57%) PHP
16 15 (0.53%) VB.NET
17 14 (0.50%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
18 13 (0.46%) PL/SQL
19 12 (0.43%) Perl
20 11 (0.39%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 350 (12.45%) Degree
2 95 (3.38%) CISSP
3 68 (2.42%) Microsoft Certification
4 62 (2.20%) SANS
5 60 (2.13%) Cisco Certification
6 59 (2.10%) Computer Science Degree
7 58 (2.06%) CREST Certified
8 53 (1.88%) Security Cleared
9 50 (1.78%) PMI Certification
10 46 (1.64%) AWS Certification
11 36 (1.28%) TOGAF Certification
12 34 (1.21%) SC Cleared
13 33 (1.17%) RHCE
14 32 (1.14%) PMP
14 32 (1.14%) RHCSA
15 30 (1.07%) CCNA
15 30 (1.07%) CCNP
16 27 (0.96%) ITIL Certification
17 22 (0.78%) DV Cleared
17 22 (0.78%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 156 (5.55%) PMO
2 144 (5.12%) GDPR
3 136 (4.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 122 (4.34%) QA
5 101 (3.59%) SLA
6 89 (3.17%) PCI DSS
7 38 (1.35%) Data Quality
8 30 (1.07%) COBIT
9 15 (0.53%) GPG13
10 14 (0.50%) SEPA
11 13 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 12 (0.43%) Cyber Essentials
13 11 (0.39%) JSP 440
14 10 (0.36%) BS7799
15 8 (0.28%) HMG Security Policy Framework
16 7 (0.25%) HMG Infosec
17 4 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
17 4 (0.14%) ISO 22301
18 3 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
19 2 (0.071%) ISO 20022
System Software
1 215 (7.65%) Active Directory
2 173 (6.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 170 (6.05%) Docker
4 72 (2.56%) Hyper-V
5 34 (1.21%) Virtual Machines
6 27 (0.96%) Virtual Desktop
7 21 (0.75%) XenApp
8 20 (0.71%) XenDesktop
9 18 (0.64%) VMware ESXi
10 13 (0.46%) Lustre
11 12 (0.43%) vSphere
12 9 (0.32%) BitLocker
13 8 (0.28%) Microsoft App-V
13 8 (0.28%) VMware Workstation
13 8 (0.28%) XenServer
14 6 (0.21%) Virtual Servers
15 5 (0.18%) VMware NSX
16 4 (0.14%) Terminal Services
16 4 (0.14%) Time Sharing Option
17 3 (0.11%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 130 (4.62%) Kubernetes
2 129 (4.59%) Terraform
3 126 (4.48%) Ansible
4 111 (3.95%) Puppet
5 79 (2.81%) Grafana
6 72 (2.56%) Graphite
7 71 (2.52%) Consul
7 71 (2.52%) Packer
8 64 (2.28%) Docker Swarm
9 55 (1.96%) Opscode Chef
10 52 (1.85%) Opsview
11 50 (1.78%) Nagios
11 50 (1.78%) Salt
11 50 (1.78%) SCCM
12 45 (1.60%) ZABBIX
13 29 (1.03%) Prometheus
14 24 (0.85%) Microsoft Intune
15 19 (0.68%) Cisco Prime
16 10 (0.36%) Host Intrusion Detection System
16 10 (0.36%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 621 (22.08%) Microsoft
2 233 (8.29%) VMware
3 185 (6.58%) SAP
4 164 (5.83%) Cisco
5 109 (3.88%) Oracle
6 91 (3.24%) Citrix
7 71 (2.52%) Google
8 66 (2.35%) Salesforce.com
9 40 (1.42%) IBM
9 40 (1.42%) Red Hat
10 35 (1.24%) NetApp
11 29 (1.03%) CheckPoint
11 29 (1.03%) EMC
12 26 (0.92%) SolarWinds
13 24 (0.85%) Avaya
13 24 (0.85%) Demandware
13 24 (0.85%) hybris
14 20 (0.71%) Adobe
14 20 (0.71%) Veeam
15 18 (0.64%) Informatica