Period
to 22 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Strategic Thinking skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Strategic Thinking over the 6 months to 22 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Strategic Thinking
UK
6 months to
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 315 472 665
Rank change year-on-year +157 +193 -76
Permanent jobs citing Strategic Thinking 1,787 1,098 746
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.03% 0.61% 0.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.14% 0.68% 0.41%
Number of salaries quoted 623 554 548
UK median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £35,000 £34,075 £31,250
90th Percentile £97,500 £100,000 £96,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +16.67%

Strategic Thinking 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 157,196 162,159 182,210
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 90.64% 90.75% 90.02%
Number of salaries quoted 125,542 130,269 151,690
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% -
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +1.19%

Strategic Thinking
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Strategic Thinking as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Strategic Thinking in the UK

Strategic Thinking
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Strategic Thinking.

Salary trend for Strategic Thinking in the UK

Strategic Thinking
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Strategic Thinking over the 6 months to 22 July 2018.

Salary histogram for Strategic Thinking in the UK

Strategic Thinking
Top 15 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Strategic Thinking within the UK over the 6 months to 22 July 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 +159 1,724 £62,500 +4.17% 149
London +152 1,362 £70,000 +7.69% 101
UK excluding London +35 404 £55,000 +4.76% 58
South East +72 153 £58,500 -4.49% 12
North of England +20 87 £45,500 -20.87% 14
North West +6 52 £45,500 -20.87% 6
Midlands +18 51 £51,270 +2.54% 12
West Midlands +48 38 £54,000 -1.82% 5
South West -3 37 £40,000 - 5
East of England -47 34 £57,000 -18.57% 5
Yorkshire +34 31 £45,000 -25.00% 6
Scotland +1 31 £60,000 -11.11% 9
Wales +20 13 £75,000 +87.50% 1
East Midlands -9 13 £50,000 +5.26% 7
North East -27 4 £90,000 +146.58% 2

For the 6 months to 22 July 2018, IT jobs citing Strategic Thinking 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 Thinking.

1 1,137 (63.63%) Finance
2 1,061 (59.37%) Problem-Solving
3 951 (53.22%) Banking
4 924 (51.71%) Innovative Thinking
5 920 (51.48%) Risk Management
6 915 (51.20%) Big Data
7 908 (50.81%) Cyberthreat
8 900 (50.36%) Low Latency
8 900 (50.36%) Investment Banking
9 899 (50.31%) Investment Management
10 897 (50.20%) Financial Institution
11 760 (42.53%) Analytical Skills
12 714 (39.96%) Java
13 499 (27.92%) Agile Software Development
14 475 (26.58%) Degree
15 381 (21.32%) SQL
16 353 (19.75%) JavaScript
17 346 (19.36%) SDLC
18 321 (17.96%) OO
19 301 (16.84%) Python
20 293 (16.40%) Computer Science
21 286 (16.00%) Analytics
22 257 (14.38%) AngularJS
23 248 (13.88%) Project Management
24 235 (13.15%) C++
25 204 (11.42%) Sybase
25 204 (11.42%) Relational Database
26 202 (11.30%) Linux
27 195 (10.91%) Microsoft
27 195 (10.91%) TDD

Strategic Thinking
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 80 (4.48%) Apache Spark
2 40 (2.24%) Elasticsearch
3 25 (1.40%) Oracle Service Bus
4 24 (1.34%) MS Exchange
4 24 (1.34%) Tomcat
5 15 (0.84%) SAS
6 14 (0.78%) Apache
7 12 (0.67%) SharePoint
8 10 (0.56%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 9 (0.50%) BizTalk Server
10 8 (0.45%) CMS
10 8 (0.45%) GemFire
11 7 (0.39%) Jetty
11 7 (0.39%) WordPress
12 4 (0.22%) Confluence
12 4 (0.22%) IIS
12 4 (0.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 3 (0.17%) Cloud Foundry
13 3 (0.17%) JBoss
14 2 (0.11%) Drupal
Applications
1 80 (4.48%) Microsoft Office
2 62 (3.47%) Microsoft Excel
3 44 (2.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 16 (0.90%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 16 (0.90%) Microsoft Project
5 13 (0.73%) Photoshop
6 11 (0.62%) Adobe Illustrator
6 11 (0.62%) InVision
7 10 (0.56%) MS Visio
8 6 (0.34%) SPSS
9 4 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
10 2 (0.11%) AutoCAD
10 2 (0.11%) Mathematica
10 2 (0.11%) PrintSoft PReS
10 2 (0.11%) Stata
11 1 (0.056%) Adobe Premiere
11 1 (0.056%) Chatbot
11 1 (0.056%) CPLEX
11 1 (0.056%) Fireworks
11 1 (0.056%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 19 (1.06%) SAP Hybris
2 18 (1.01%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (0.50%) Dynamics AX
4 6 (0.34%) Sentinel
5 4 (0.22%) MetaTrader
6 3 (0.17%) Eloqua
7 2 (0.11%) Distributed Ledger
7 2 (0.11%) HFM
7 2 (0.11%) Hyperion Planning
7 2 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.11%) Payment Gateway
8 1 (0.056%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.056%) Magento
8 1 (0.056%) SAP MM
8 1 (0.056%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 1 (0.056%) SAP SD
8 1 (0.056%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 126 (7.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 86 (4.81%) Amazon AWS
3 51 (2.85%) SaaS
4 46 (2.57%) Cloud Computing
5 34 (1.90%) PaaS
6 33 (1.85%) IBM Cloud
6 33 (1.85%) Office 365
7 23 (1.29%) IaaS
8 15 (0.84%) npm
9 11 (0.62%) Azure Active Directory
10 10 (0.56%) GitHub
11 9 (0.50%) Adobe Creative Cloud
12 8 (0.45%) Serverless
13 7 (0.39%) Amazon Kinesis
14 6 (0.34%) AWS Lambda
14 6 (0.34%) CloudFront
14 6 (0.34%) Google Analytics
15 4 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
15 4 (0.22%) Amazon S3
16 3 (0.17%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
Communications & Networking
1 83 (4.64%) Firewall
2 73 (4.09%) WAN
3 63 (3.53%) LAN
4 54 (3.02%) Internet
5 47 (2.63%) SAN
6 41 (2.29%) DNS
7 34 (1.90%) DHCP
8 28 (1.57%) Cisco Nexus
9 25 (1.40%) Network Security
10 23 (1.29%) MPLS
11 20 (1.12%) BGP
11 20 (1.12%) Ethernet
11 20 (1.12%) OSPF
11 20 (1.12%) SNMP
11 20 (1.12%) TCP/IP
12 19 (1.06%) Wi-Fi
12 19 (1.06%) Wireless
13 18 (1.01%) Cisco IOS
13 18 (1.01%) NetScaler
14 13 (0.73%) Anycast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 915 (51.20%) Big Data
2 204 (11.42%) Relational Database
3 147 (8.23%) MongoDB
4 146 (8.17%) NoSQL
5 134 (7.50%) DB2
6 104 (5.82%) SQL Server
7 77 (4.31%) RDBMS
8 53 (2.97%) Data Lake
9 44 (2.46%) Hadoop
10 36 (2.01%) MemSQL
11 32 (1.79%) Sybase ASE
12 27 (1.51%) Apache Cassandra
13 25 (1.40%) PostgreSQL
14 17 (0.95%) Power BI
15 16 (0.90%) Blockchain
15 16 (0.90%) Data Warehouse
15 16 (0.90%) Flink
15 16 (0.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 16 (0.90%) Sybase IQ
16 15 (0.84%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 77 (4.31%) Maven
2 65 (3.64%) JUnit
3 42 (2.35%) JIRA
4 31 (1.73%) Subversion
5 29 (1.62%) Cucumber
6 24 (1.34%) FitNesse
6 24 (1.34%) Mockito
7 21 (1.18%) Selenium
8 19 (1.06%) Gradle
9 17 (0.95%) gulp
9 17 (0.95%) Jenkins
10 15 (0.84%) Axure RP
11 13 (0.73%) Eclipse
12 11 (0.62%) IntelliJ
13 10 (0.56%) Ant
13 10 (0.56%) Jasmine
14 9 (0.50%) Git (software)
14 9 (0.50%) HP UFT
15 8 (0.45%) Appium
15 8 (0.45%) Dreamweaver
General
1 1,137 (63.63%) Finance
2 951 (53.22%) Banking
3 900 (50.36%) Investment Banking
4 897 (50.20%) Financial Institution
5 104 (5.82%) Front Office
6 92 (5.15%) Marketing
7 74 (4.14%) Retail
8 66 (3.69%) Legal
9 49 (2.74%) Publishing
10 45 (2.52%) Telecoms
11 39 (2.18%) Billing
12 25 (1.40%) Multimedia
13 21 (1.18%) Manufacturing
14 19 (1.06%) Games
15 16 (0.90%) Electronics
16 9 (0.50%) Law
17 8 (0.45%) Back Office
17 8 (0.45%) Prime Brokerage
18 7 (0.39%) Advertising
18 7 (0.39%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 359 (20.09%) Developer
2 192 (10.74%) Architect
3 132 (7.39%) Analyst
4 127 (7.11%) Java Developer
5 104 (5.82%) Platform Engineer
6 75 (4.20%) Solutions Architect
7 70 (3.92%) Project Manager
8 58 (3.25%) Software Engineer
9 44 (2.46%) Business Analyst
9 44 (2.46%) Data Engineer
10 42 (2.35%) Designer
11 40 (2.24%) Enterprise Architect
12 38 (2.13%) Senior Manager
13 36 (2.01%) Product Manager
14 34 (1.90%) Consultant
15 33 (1.85%) Senior Developer
16 32 (1.79%) IT Manager
17 31 (1.73%) Cloud Architect
17 31 (1.73%) UX Designer
18 24 (1.34%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 257 (14.38%) AngularJS
2 195 (10.91%) RESTful
3 180 (10.07%) HTML
4 147 (8.23%) React
5 140 (7.83%) Web Services
6 134 (7.50%) Spring
7 124 (6.94%) Kafka
8 116 (6.49%) HTML5
9 107 (5.99%) .NET
10 94 (5.26%) Middleware
11 89 (4.98%) REST
12 75 (4.20%) CSS
13 57 (3.19%) Vert.x
14 55 (3.08%) RabbitMQ
15 51 (2.85%) JAX-RS
16 50 (2.80%) Akka
17 45 (2.52%) Hibernate
18 44 (2.46%) Node.js
18 44 (2.46%) Spring Boot
19 42 (2.35%) Dropwizard
Miscellaneous
1 908 (50.81%) Cyberthreat
2 760 (42.53%) Analytical Skills
3 293 (16.40%) Computer Science
4 181 (10.13%) Self-Motivation
5 148 (8.28%) Fixed Income
6 140 (7.83%) Algorithms
7 137 (7.67%) Management Information System
8 129 (7.22%) User Experience
9 112 (6.27%) Data Structures
10 94 (5.26%) Equities
11 91 (5.09%) Data Centre
12 75 (4.20%) Fintech
13 73 (4.09%) Virtual Team
14 64 (3.58%) Analytical Mindset
15 62 (3.47%) Derivative
16 59 (3.30%) Public Cloud
17 46 (2.57%) Hedge funds
18 36 (2.01%) Enterprise Software
19 35 (1.96%) Social Media
20 32 (1.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 202 (11.30%) Linux
2 184 (10.30%) Unix
3 120 (6.72%) Windows
4 12 (0.67%) Windows Server
5 9 (0.50%) Solaris
5 9 (0.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (0.45%) Android
7 7 (0.39%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (0.34%) Apple iOS
8 6 (0.34%) Windows 7
9 5 (0.28%) Oracle Linux
10 2 (0.11%) Mac OS
10 2 (0.11%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.056%) AIX
11 1 (0.056%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,061 (59.37%) Problem-Solving
2 924 (51.71%) Innovative Thinking
3 920 (51.48%) Risk Management
4 900 (50.36%) Low Latency
5 899 (50.31%) Investment Management
6 499 (27.92%) Agile Software Development
7 346 (19.36%) SDLC
8 321 (17.96%) OO
9 286 (16.00%) Analytics
10 248 (13.88%) Project Management
11 195 (10.91%) TDD
12 172 (9.63%) Open Source
13 161 (9.01%) Test Automation
14 151 (8.45%) Software Engineering
15 142 (7.95%) Decision-Making
16 132 (7.39%) Creative Thinking
17 127 (7.11%) Stakeholder Management
18 122 (6.83%) Microservices
19 115 (6.44%) Scrum
20 106 (5.93%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 714 (39.96%) Java
2 381 (21.32%) SQL
3 353 (19.75%) JavaScript
4 301 (16.84%) Python
5 235 (13.15%) C++
6 147 (8.23%) C#
7 117 (6.55%) Perl
8 87 (4.87%) C
9 76 (4.25%) Shell Script
10 72 (4.03%) Scala
11 49 (2.74%) Java 8
12 42 (2.35%) PowerShell
13 30 (1.68%) R
14 28 (1.57%) Bash Shell
15 25 (1.40%) VB.NET
16 20 (1.12%) Erlang
17 17 (0.95%) TypeScript
18 14 (0.78%) MATLAB
19 13 (0.73%) ES6
20 12 (0.67%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 475 (26.58%) Degree
2 144 (8.06%) Computer Science Degree
3 104 (5.82%) Master's Degree
4 57 (3.19%) Microsoft Certification
5 52 (2.91%) MCSE
6 30 (1.68%) PMI Certification
7 24 (1.34%) MCITP
7 24 (1.34%) PhD
8 23 (1.29%) ISEB
8 23 (1.29%) PMP
9 21 (1.18%) Cisco Certification
10 19 (1.06%) TOGAF Certification
11 17 (0.95%) CISSP
12 16 (0.90%) MCSD
13 13 (0.73%) CISM
13 13 (0.73%) MCSA
13 13 (0.73%) Numerate Degree
13 13 (0.73%) Security Cleared
14 11 (0.62%) SC Cleared
15 10 (0.56%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 109 (6.10%) QA
2 47 (2.63%) PCI DSS
2 47 (2.63%) PMO
3 44 (2.46%) SLA
4 31 (1.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 26 (1.45%) GDPR
6 17 (0.95%) Data Quality
7 13 (0.73%) MiFID
8 8 (0.45%) PSD2
9 6 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 5 (0.28%) Cyber Essentials
11 4 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 3 (0.17%) ISO 20022
13 2 (0.11%) Actionable Recommendations
13 2 (0.11%) COBIT
13 2 (0.11%) HIPAA
13 2 (0.11%) ISAE 3402
14 1 (0.056%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 61 (3.41%) Active Directory
2 60 (3.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 41 (2.29%) Hyper-V
4 22 (1.23%) VMware ESXi
5 16 (0.90%) Docker
6 13 (0.73%) NFS
6 13 (0.73%) Virtual Desktop
6 13 (0.73%) VMware NSX
7 10 (0.56%) HDFS
8 7 (0.39%) XenDesktop
9 6 (0.34%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 6 (0.34%) Microsoft App-V
10 5 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
11 3 (0.17%) Shibboleth
12 1 (0.056%) Firmware
12 1 (0.056%) Oracle RAC
12 1 (0.056%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (0.056%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 34 (1.90%) Ansible
2 30 (1.68%) Opscode Chef
2 30 (1.68%) Puppet
3 27 (1.51%) Nessus
4 19 (1.06%) Kibana
5 14 (0.78%) vCenter Server
6 13 (0.73%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 13 (0.73%) WSUS
7 12 (0.67%) CFEngine
7 12 (0.67%) Salt
8 9 (0.50%) HP ALM
9 8 (0.45%) Kubernetes
9 8 (0.45%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 7 (0.39%) SCCM
11 6 (0.34%) Consul
11 6 (0.34%) Mesos
11 6 (0.34%) Terraform
12 5 (0.28%) BladeLogic
12 5 (0.28%) Control-M
13 4 (0.22%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 204 (11.42%) Sybase
2 195 (10.91%) Microsoft
3 106 (5.93%) Oracle
4 65 (3.64%) VMware
5 57 (3.19%) Salesforce.com
6 56 (3.13%) IBM
7 43 (2.41%) Cisco
8 34 (1.90%) Citrix
9 32 (1.79%) Adobe
10 30 (1.68%) Tableau
11 27 (1.51%) Foundstone
11 27 (1.51%) McAfee
11 27 (1.51%) Qualys
11 27 (1.51%) SAP
12 20 (1.12%) hybris
12 20 (1.12%) Nokia
13 18 (1.01%) Cognizant
14 16 (0.90%) Google
14 16 (0.90%) HP
15 14 (0.78%) Capita