Period
to 1 April 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Strategic Planning skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Strategic Planning over the 6 months to 1 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Strategic Planning
UK
6 months to
1 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 754 740 805
Rank change year-on-year -14 +65 +56
Permanent jobs citing Strategic Planning 241 389 425
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.21% 0.26% 0.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.22% 0.29% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 190 342 330
Median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% +9.09% -4.35%
10th Percentile £36,250 £35,585 £37,200
90th Percentile £103,875 £94,875 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £62,800 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.22% +4.55% +4.76%

Strategic Planning 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 108,044 136,430 162,380
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.91% 92.22% 92.18%
Number of salaries quoted 85,641 107,441 132,295
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £88,750 £85,000 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

Strategic Planning
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Strategic Planning as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Strategic Planning in the UK

Strategic Planning
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Strategic Planning.

Salary trend for Strategic Planning in the UK

Strategic Planning
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Strategic Planning over the 6 months to 1 April 2020.

Salary histogram for Strategic Planning in the UK

Strategic Planning
Top 17 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Strategic Planning within the UK over the 6 months to 1 April 2020. 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 +3 228 £65,000 +4.00% 19
UK excluding London +46 161 £62,800 +9.22% 15
London +21 79 £77,500 +1.64% 4
South East 0 42 £65,000 +13.04% 3
North of England +64 40 £60,000 +29.89% 6
Midlands +64 32 £54,000 +10.77% 1
West Midlands +54 31 £54,000 +8.00% 1
South West +52 23 £65,000 +4.00% 4
Yorkshire +36 20 £64,750 +79.86% 3
North West +41 16 £39,000 -18.75% 3
East of England +50 15 £85,000 +57.41%
Scotland +44 5 £48,500 +49.23%
North East +11 4 £60,000 +26.32%
Work from Home -16 4 £22,500 -60.87%
Northern Ireland +16 3 £65,000 +30.00% 1
Wales -11 2 £52,500 -1.41%
East Midlands +24 1 £31,500 -30.00%

For the 6 months to 1 April 2020, IT jobs citing Strategic Planning 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 Strategic Planning.

1 77 (31.95%) Finance
2 59 (24.48%) Project Management
3 57 (23.65%) Microsoft
4 54 (22.41%) Agile Software Development
5 49 (20.33%) Problem-Solving
6 47 (19.50%) Degree
7 46 (19.09%) Analytical Skills
8 43 (17.84%) Windows
9 36 (14.94%) Microsoft Office
9 36 (14.94%) Change Management
10 35 (14.52%) Azure
11 34 (14.11%) Windows Server
11 34 (14.11%) Decision-Making
12 33 (13.69%) Process Improvement
12 33 (13.69%) Stakeholder Management
13 30 (12.45%) SQL
13 30 (12.45%) Line Management
14 29 (12.03%) Office 365
15 26 (10.79%) Firewall
16 25 (10.37%) Microsoft Excel
16 25 (10.37%) Analytics
17 24 (9.96%) Risk Management
18 23 (9.54%) SQL Server
18 23 (9.54%) Continuous Improvement
18 23 (9.54%) IT Strategy
18 23 (9.54%) Project Delivery
19 22 (9.13%) SDLC
19 22 (9.13%) AWS
19 22 (9.13%) Marketing
19 22 (9.13%) ISO/IEC 27001

Strategic Planning
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 18 (7.47%) MS Exchange
2 17 (7.05%) Exchange Server 2013
3 12 (4.98%) SharePoint
4 6 (2.49%) WordPress
5 5 (2.07%) CMS
5 5 (2.07%) Confluence
6 4 (1.66%) Apache
6 4 (1.66%) nginx
6 4 (1.66%) SAS
7 2 (0.83%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (0.41%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.41%) IBM Domino
8 1 (0.41%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 36 (14.94%) Microsoft Office
2 25 (10.37%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (4.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (2.49%) Spreadsheet
5 5 (2.07%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (1.66%) SPSS
7 2 (0.83%) InVision
7 2 (0.83%) Sketch
8 1 (0.41%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.24%) NetSuite
2 2 (0.83%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.41%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 35 (14.52%) Azure
2 29 (12.03%) Office 365
3 22 (9.13%) AWS
4 20 (8.30%) Power Platform
5 10 (4.15%) IaaS
5 10 (4.15%) PaaS
5 10 (4.15%) SaaS
6 8 (3.32%) OneDrive
7 3 (1.24%) GitHub
8 2 (0.83%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.83%) Amazon ECS
8 2 (0.83%) Amazon SQS
8 2 (0.83%) AWS Lambda
8 2 (0.83%) BlueKai
8 2 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.83%) CloudFront
8 2 (0.83%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (0.83%) GCP
8 2 (0.83%) Serverless
9 1 (0.41%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 26 (10.79%) Firewall
2 19 (7.88%) LAN
3 18 (7.47%) Internet
3 18 (7.47%) VPN
3 18 (7.47%) WAN
4 17 (7.05%) iSCSI
5 7 (2.90%) TCP/IP
6 6 (2.49%) DNS
6 6 (2.49%) Network Security
7 5 (2.07%) SSL
7 5 (2.07%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (1.66%) VLAN
9 3 (1.24%) DHCP
9 3 (1.24%) HTTP
9 3 (1.24%) SMTP
10 2 (0.83%) Remote Desktop
11 1 (0.41%) PBX
11 1 (0.41%) Skype
11 1 (0.41%) SMS
11 1 (0.41%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (9.54%) SQL Server
2 19 (7.88%) Power BI
3 6 (2.49%) Oracle Database
3 6 (2.49%) Oracle Database 11g
3 6 (2.49%) Oracle Reports
3 6 (2.49%) Relational Database
4 5 (2.07%) MySQL
5 4 (1.66%) BusinessObjects
5 4 (1.66%) MariaDB
5 4 (1.66%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.83%) Amazon Aurora
6 2 (0.83%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 2 (0.83%) Data Mining
6 2 (0.83%) QlikView
7 1 (0.41%) Data Mart
7 1 (0.41%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.41%) Flink
7 1 (0.41%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.41%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.41%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 13 (5.39%) JIRA
2 9 (3.73%) Git (software)
2 9 (3.73%) Jenkins
3 6 (2.49%) Oracle APEX
4 5 (2.07%) GitLab
5 4 (1.66%) Grunt
5 4 (1.66%) gulp
6 3 (1.24%) Bitbucket
7 2 (0.83%) Artifactory
7 2 (0.83%) Cucumber
7 2 (0.83%) Jasmine
7 2 (0.83%) JUnit
7 2 (0.83%) Karma Test Runner
7 2 (0.83%) Mockito
7 2 (0.83%) Protractor
7 2 (0.83%) Selenium
8 1 (0.41%) CruiseControl
8 1 (0.41%) Hudson
8 1 (0.41%) Postman
8 1 (0.41%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 77 (31.95%) Finance
2 22 (9.13%) Marketing
3 19 (7.88%) Retail
4 11 (4.56%) Banking
5 10 (4.15%) Legal
6 6 (2.49%) Law
7 5 (2.07%) Advertising
7 5 (2.07%) Automotive
8 4 (1.66%) Public Sector
8 4 (1.66%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.83%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.83%) Back Office
9 2 (0.83%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.83%) Games
9 2 (0.83%) International Banking
10 1 (0.41%) German Language
10 1 (0.41%) Italian Language
10 1 (0.41%) Publishing
10 1 (0.41%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 41 (17.01%) Analyst
2 22 (9.13%) Architect
3 18 (7.47%) IT Manager
4 17 (7.05%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 17 (7.05%) Infrastructure Support
4 17 (7.05%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
4 17 (7.05%) Support Analyst
5 15 (6.22%) Project Manager
6 14 (5.81%) Head of IT
7 13 (5.39%) Business Analyst
8 9 (3.73%) Consultant
9 8 (3.32%) Technical Manager
10 7 (2.90%) Cloud Architect
10 7 (2.90%) Developer
10 7 (2.90%) Head of Analytics
10 7 (2.90%) Head of Business Analytics
10 7 (2.90%) Senior Manager
11 6 (2.49%) AWS Architect
11 6 (2.49%) Compliance Officer
11 6 (2.49%) Support Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.32%) CSS
1 8 (3.32%) HTML
2 7 (2.90%) .NET
3 6 (2.49%) HTML5
3 6 (2.49%) Spring
4 5 (2.07%) AngularJS
4 5 (2.07%) ASP.NET
5 4 (1.66%) CSS3
5 4 (1.66%) jQuery
5 4 (1.66%) LAMP
5 4 (1.66%) LEMP Stack
5 4 (1.66%) LESS
5 4 (1.66%) Sass
5 4 (1.66%) Twig
6 3 (1.24%) Express
6 3 (1.24%) Node.js
6 3 (1.24%) RESTful
7 2 (0.83%) JPA
7 2 (0.83%) Laravel
7 2 (0.83%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 46 (19.09%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (7.47%) Driving Licence
3 17 (7.05%) Enterprise Storage
3 17 (7.05%) Self-Motivation
4 11 (4.56%) Data Centre
5 10 (4.15%) Public Cloud
5 10 (4.15%) User Experience
6 9 (3.73%) Management Information System
7 8 (3.32%) NHS
8 5 (2.07%) Data Structures
8 5 (2.07%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (2.07%) FMCG
8 5 (2.07%) Private Cloud
9 4 (1.66%) Digital Media
9 4 (1.66%) Linux Command Line
9 4 (1.66%) Video Conferencing
9 4 (1.66%) Virtual Team
10 3 (1.24%) Cloud Native
10 3 (1.24%) Greenfield Project
10 3 (1.24%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 43 (17.84%) Windows
2 34 (14.11%) Windows Server
3 21 (8.71%) Linux
4 7 (2.90%) Unix
5 6 (2.49%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (1.24%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (1.24%) Windows Server 2016
7 2 (0.83%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (0.41%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.41%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (24.48%) Project Management
2 54 (22.41%) Agile Software Development
3 49 (20.33%) Problem-Solving
4 36 (14.94%) Change Management
5 34 (14.11%) Decision-Making
6 33 (13.69%) Process Improvement
6 33 (13.69%) Stakeholder Management
7 30 (12.45%) Line Management
8 25 (10.37%) Analytics
9 24 (9.96%) Risk Management
10 23 (9.54%) Continuous Improvement
10 23 (9.54%) IT Strategy
10 23 (9.54%) Project Delivery
11 22 (9.13%) SDLC
12 21 (8.71%) Business Intelligence
12 21 (8.71%) Technology Roadmap
13 19 (7.88%) Server Management
14 18 (7.47%) Problem Management
15 17 (7.05%) Business Development
15 17 (7.05%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 30 (12.45%) SQL
2 22 (9.13%) Python
3 20 (8.30%) PowerShell
4 12 (4.98%) Java
5 11 (4.56%) Bash Shell
5 11 (4.56%) R
6 10 (4.15%) C
6 10 (4.15%) JavaScript
6 10 (4.15%) Perl
7 9 (3.73%) PHP
8 7 (2.90%) VBA
9 5 (2.07%) C#
9 5 (2.07%) Go
10 4 (1.66%) PL/SQL
10 4 (1.66%) VB
11 3 (1.24%) Ruby
11 3 (1.24%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.83%) TypeScript
13 1 (0.41%) Scala
Qualifications
1 47 (19.50%) Degree
2 7 (2.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 6 (2.49%) Six Sigma Black Belt
3 6 (2.49%) Six Sigma Green Belt
4 5 (2.07%) SC Cleared
4 5 (2.07%) Security Cleared
5 4 (1.66%) APMP
6 3 (1.24%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (1.24%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.83%) CISM
7 2 (0.83%) CISSP
7 2 (0.83%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.83%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.41%) AWS Certification
8 1 (0.41%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.41%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.41%) MCITP
8 1 (0.41%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (9.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 17 (7.05%) BS25999
2 17 (7.05%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 12 (4.98%) GDPR
4 7 (2.90%) QA
5 5 (2.07%) SLA
6 3 (1.24%) PMO
7 2 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 17025
8 1 (0.41%) COBIT
8 1 (0.41%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.41%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.41%) NIST
8 1 (0.41%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 19 (7.88%) Hyper-V
1 19 (7.88%) XenApp
2 18 (7.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (7.05%) BitLocker
3 17 (7.05%) NFS
3 17 (7.05%) XenDesktop
4 10 (4.15%) Active Directory
5 8 (3.32%) Docker
6 3 (1.24%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.41%) UAG
7 1 (0.41%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 17 (7.05%) Backup Exec
2 7 (2.90%) Puppet
3 4 (1.66%) Kubernetes
3 4 (1.66%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (1.24%) Ansible
4 3 (1.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (0.83%) EnCase
5 2 (0.83%) FTK
Vendors
1 57 (23.65%) Microsoft
2 19 (7.88%) Citrix
3 18 (7.47%) VMware
4 17 (7.05%) Sophos
4 17 (7.05%) Veeam
5 12 (4.98%) Oracle
6 6 (2.49%) Salesforce.com
6 6 (2.49%) SAP
6 6 (2.49%) Tableau
7 4 (1.66%) Adobe
7 4 (1.66%) Google
8 3 (1.24%) Cisco
8 3 (1.24%) CloudEndure
9 2 (0.83%) Cellebrite
9 2 (0.83%) Cognos
9 2 (0.83%) Nuix
9 2 (0.83%) Planview
10 1 (0.41%) HubSpot
10 1 (0.41%) Polycom
10 1 (0.41%) SolarWinds