Period
to 18 September 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 18 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Strategic Thinking
UK
6 months to
18 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 322 472 648
Rank change year-on-year +150 +176 -72
Permanent jobs citing Strategic Thinking 1,714 1,103 740
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.02% 0.63% 0.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.12% 0.68% 0.42%
Number of salaries quoted 601 518 543
UK median annual salary £61,500 £62,500 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.60% +8.70% +5.80%
10th Percentile £33,560 £36,175 £30,650
90th Percentile £96,250 £110,000 £100,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,000 £54,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year -4.59% +3.81% +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 152,730 161,474 175,002
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.05% 91.55% 90.89%
Number of salaries quoted 121,581 127,491 146,021
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.09% +2.11%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -

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 18 September 2018.

Salary histogram for Strategic Thinking in the UK

Strategic Thinking
Top 14 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 18 September 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 +152 1,659 £60,750 -2.80% 118
London +135 1,298 £67,500 +3.85% 52
UK excluding London +72 393 £52,000 -4.59% 72
South East +72 143 £56,250 +4.17% 25
North of England +22 84 £45,500 -20.87% 18
North West +28 58 £45,500 -20.87% 9
Midlands +28 57 £50,000 -9.09% 10
South West -16 43 £40,000 -12.33% 6
West Midlands +38 39 £55,000 +22.22% 6
East of England 0 35 £66,250 -17.19% 7
Yorkshire +27 26 £45,000 -25.00% 6
Scotland +6 24 £57,500 +9.52% 3
East Midlands +5 18 £50,000 -13.04% 4
Wales +11 11 £55,242 +38.11% 3

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 1,071 (62.49%) Finance
2 1,034 (60.33%) Problem-Solving
3 870 (50.76%) Banking
4 851 (49.65%) Risk Management
5 850 (49.59%) Innovative Thinking
6 846 (49.36%) Big Data
7 833 (48.60%) Cyberthreat
8 831 (48.48%) Financial Institution
9 826 (48.19%) Investment Management
10 825 (48.13%) Low Latency
11 824 (48.07%) Investment Banking
12 740 (43.17%) Analytical Skills
13 645 (37.63%) Java
14 517 (30.16%) Agile Software Development
15 473 (27.60%) Degree
16 360 (21.00%) SQL
17 339 (19.78%) JavaScript
18 322 (18.79%) SDLC
19 290 (16.92%) OO
20 283 (16.51%) Computer Science
21 279 (16.28%) Python
22 277 (16.16%) Project Management
23 273 (15.93%) Analytics
24 252 (14.70%) AngularJS
25 225 (13.13%) Microsoft
26 210 (12.25%) C++
27 193 (11.26%) Relational Database
28 186 (10.85%) Sybase
29 181 (10.56%) RESTful
30 178 (10.39%) Self-Motivation

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 70 (4.08%) Apache Spark
2 35 (2.04%) Elasticsearch
3 25 (1.46%) Tomcat
4 21 (1.23%) MS Exchange
5 20 (1.17%) SharePoint
6 16 (0.93%) BizTalk Server
7 15 (0.88%) Apache
8 14 (0.82%) Oracle Service Bus
9 12 (0.70%) SAS
10 8 (0.47%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 8 (0.47%) CMS
11 7 (0.41%) Jetty
12 6 (0.35%) GemFire
12 6 (0.35%) nginx
13 5 (0.29%) Confluence
13 5 (0.29%) IIS
14 4 (0.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 3 (0.18%) Cloud Foundry
15 3 (0.18%) JBoss
16 2 (0.12%) WordPress
Applications
1 87 (5.08%) Microsoft Office
2 63 (3.68%) Microsoft Excel
3 56 (3.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 26 (1.52%) Microsoft Project
5 14 (0.82%) Photoshop
6 12 (0.70%) InVision
7 11 (0.64%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 11 (0.64%) Adobe Illustrator
8 6 (0.35%) SPSS
9 5 (0.29%) MS Visio
10 4 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
11 2 (0.12%) AutoCAD
11 2 (0.12%) PrintSoft PReS
11 2 (0.12%) Stata
12 1 (0.058%) Chatbot
12 1 (0.058%) CPLEX
12 1 (0.058%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 26 (1.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (1.11%) SAP Hybris
3 16 (0.93%) Dynamics AX
4 6 (0.35%) Sentinel
5 3 (0.18%) Eloqua
5 3 (0.18%) MetaTrader
6 2 (0.12%) Distributed Ledger
6 2 (0.12%) HFM
6 2 (0.12%) Hyperion Planning
6 2 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.12%) Payment Gateway
7 1 (0.058%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.058%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.058%) SAP IS-U
7 1 (0.058%) SAP MM
7 1 (0.058%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 139 (8.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 72 (4.20%) Amazon AWS
3 49 (2.86%) PaaS
3 49 (2.86%) SaaS
4 40 (2.33%) Cloud Computing
5 35 (2.04%) Office 365
6 18 (1.05%) IBM Cloud
7 16 (0.93%) IaaS
8 13 (0.76%) Azure Active Directory
9 12 (0.70%) npm
10 10 (0.58%) Serverless
11 9 (0.53%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 9 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
12 7 (0.41%) Amazon Kinesis
13 6 (0.35%) Amazon S3
13 6 (0.35%) AWS Lambda
13 6 (0.35%) GitHub
13 6 (0.35%) Google Analytics
14 3 (0.18%) NuGet
14 3 (0.18%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 69 (4.03%) Firewall
2 61 (3.56%) WAN
3 49 (2.86%) LAN
4 43 (2.51%) Internet
5 32 (1.87%) DNS
5 32 (1.87%) SAN
6 28 (1.63%) DHCP
7 20 (1.17%) TCP/IP
8 18 (1.05%) Network Security
9 17 (0.99%) Cisco Nexus
10 15 (0.88%) MPLS
11 14 (0.82%) BGP
11 14 (0.82%) Cisco IOS
11 14 (0.82%) Ethernet
11 14 (0.82%) NetScaler
11 14 (0.82%) OSPF
11 14 (0.82%) SNMP
11 14 (0.82%) Wi-Fi
12 13 (0.76%) Anycast
12 13 (0.76%) Quagga
Database & Business Intelligence
1 846 (49.36%) Big Data
2 193 (11.26%) Relational Database
3 140 (8.17%) MongoDB
4 131 (7.64%) NoSQL
5 121 (7.06%) DB2
6 120 (7.00%) SQL Server
7 71 (4.14%) RDBMS
8 43 (2.51%) Power BI
9 41 (2.39%) Data Lake
10 37 (2.16%) Hadoop
11 31 (1.81%) Sybase ASE
12 29 (1.69%) MemSQL
13 27 (1.58%) Apache Cassandra
14 26 (1.52%) SQL Server 2012
15 25 (1.46%) MySQL
16 21 (1.23%) Data Warehouse
17 20 (1.17%) PostgreSQL
18 19 (1.11%) Blockchain
19 18 (1.05%) QlikView
20 17 (0.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 70 (4.08%) Maven
2 55 (3.21%) JUnit
3 43 (2.51%) Git (software)
4 40 (2.33%) JIRA
5 32 (1.87%) Team Foundation Server
6 27 (1.58%) Subversion
7 25 (1.46%) Cucumber
8 23 (1.34%) Octopus Deploy
9 18 (1.05%) FitNesse
9 18 (1.05%) Mockito
10 17 (0.99%) Gradle
10 17 (0.99%) Jenkins
10 17 (0.99%) Selenium
11 13 (0.76%) Eclipse
11 13 (0.76%) gulp
12 11 (0.64%) IntelliJ
13 9 (0.53%) Dreamweaver
14 8 (0.47%) Ant
14 8 (0.47%) Appium
14 8 (0.47%) Jasmine
General
1 1,071 (62.49%) Finance
2 870 (50.76%) Banking
3 831 (48.48%) Financial Institution
4 824 (48.07%) Investment Banking
5 99 (5.78%) Front Office
6 97 (5.66%) Marketing
7 94 (5.48%) Retail
8 57 (3.33%) Legal
9 49 (2.86%) Telecoms
10 40 (2.33%) Publishing
11 36 (2.10%) Billing
12 21 (1.23%) Multimedia
13 15 (0.88%) Electronics
13 15 (0.88%) Games
14 14 (0.82%) Manufacturing
15 8 (0.47%) German Language
15 8 (0.47%) Prime Brokerage
16 7 (0.41%) Local Government
16 7 (0.41%) Music Industry
16 7 (0.41%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 368 (21.47%) Developer
2 160 (9.33%) Architect
3 156 (9.10%) Analyst
4 108 (6.30%) Java Developer
5 99 (5.78%) Platform Engineer
6 85 (4.96%) Project Manager
7 63 (3.68%) Solutions Architect
8 53 (3.09%) Software Engineer
9 46 (2.68%) Business Analyst
10 38 (2.22%) Data Engineer
10 38 (2.22%) Senior Manager
11 35 (2.04%) Product Manager
12 31 (1.81%) Senior Developer
13 30 (1.75%) Consultant
13 30 (1.75%) Designer
13 30 (1.75%) IT Manager
13 30 (1.75%) Test Analyst
14 25 (1.46%) Software Analyst
15 24 (1.40%) Software Test Analyst
15 24 (1.40%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 252 (14.70%) AngularJS
2 181 (10.56%) RESTful
3 172 (10.04%) HTML
4 165 (9.63%) React
5 138 (8.05%) Kafka
6 128 (7.47%) Spring
7 125 (7.29%) .NET
8 121 (7.06%) Web Services
9 101 (5.89%) HTML5
10 85 (4.96%) Middleware
11 78 (4.55%) CSS
12 77 (4.49%) REST
13 55 (3.21%) RabbitMQ
14 49 (2.86%) Akka
15 48 (2.80%) Redux
16 47 (2.74%) Spring Boot
17 46 (2.68%) Node.js
17 46 (2.68%) Vert.x
18 45 (2.63%) Hibernate
18 45 (2.63%) JAX-RS
Miscellaneous
1 833 (48.60%) Cyberthreat
2 740 (43.17%) Analytical Skills
3 283 (16.51%) Computer Science
4 178 (10.39%) Self-Motivation
5 133 (7.76%) Fixed Income
6 129 (7.53%) Algorithms
7 122 (7.12%) User Experience
8 116 (6.77%) Management Information System
9 106 (6.18%) Data Structures
10 90 (5.25%) Equities
11 71 (4.14%) Data Centre
12 67 (3.91%) Analytical Mindset
13 66 (3.85%) Virtual Team
14 56 (3.27%) Derivative
15 48 (2.80%) Fintech
16 47 (2.74%) Public Cloud
17 39 (2.28%) Hedge funds
18 33 (1.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
19 28 (1.63%) Social Media
20 25 (1.46%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 176 (10.27%) Linux
2 161 (9.39%) Unix
3 113 (6.59%) Windows
4 12 (0.70%) Windows Server
5 7 (0.41%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (0.35%) Windows 7
6 6 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (0.29%) Solaris
8 3 (0.18%) Android
8 3 (0.18%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.058%) AIX
9 1 (0.058%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.058%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.058%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,034 (60.33%) Problem-Solving
2 851 (49.65%) Risk Management
3 850 (49.59%) Innovative Thinking
4 826 (48.19%) Investment Management
5 825 (48.13%) Low Latency
6 517 (30.16%) Agile Software Development
7 322 (18.79%) SDLC
8 290 (16.92%) OO
9 277 (16.16%) Project Management
10 273 (15.93%) Analytics
11 175 (10.21%) TDD
12 157 (9.16%) Test Automation
13 152 (8.87%) Stakeholder Management
14 151 (8.81%) Open Source
15 134 (7.82%) Scrum
15 134 (7.82%) Software Engineering
16 132 (7.70%) Creative Thinking
16 132 (7.70%) Decision-Making
17 118 (6.88%) Continuous Improvement
18 112 (6.53%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 645 (37.63%) Java
2 360 (21.00%) SQL
3 339 (19.78%) JavaScript
4 279 (16.28%) Python
5 210 (12.25%) C++
6 155 (9.04%) C#
7 107 (6.24%) Perl
8 87 (5.08%) C
9 69 (4.03%) Shell Script
10 61 (3.56%) Scala
11 43 (2.51%) Java 8
12 38 (2.22%) PowerShell
13 28 (1.63%) Bash Shell
13 28 (1.63%) VB.NET
14 26 (1.52%) R
15 19 (1.11%) PHP
16 18 (1.05%) Erlang
17 13 (0.76%) TypeScript
18 11 (0.64%) ES6
18 11 (0.64%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 473 (27.60%) Degree
2 130 (7.58%) Computer Science Degree
3 96 (5.60%) Master's Degree
4 51 (2.98%) Microsoft Certification
5 50 (2.92%) MCSE
6 42 (2.45%) PMI Certification
7 30 (1.75%) PMP
8 29 (1.69%) MCITP
9 23 (1.34%) PhD
10 20 (1.17%) CISSP
11 18 (1.05%) MBA
12 16 (0.93%) ISEB
12 16 (0.93%) MAPM
13 14 (0.82%) TOGAF Certification
14 13 (0.76%) Cisco Certification
15 12 (0.70%) MCSD
15 12 (0.70%) Security Cleared
16 11 (0.64%) ISTQB
17 10 (0.58%) CCNA
17 10 (0.58%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 126 (7.35%) QA
2 54 (3.15%) PMO
3 45 (2.63%) SLA
4 26 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 24 (1.40%) PCI DSS
6 17 (0.99%) Data Quality
7 15 (0.88%) GDPR
8 10 (0.58%) MiFID
9 9 (0.53%) Cyber Essentials
10 5 (0.29%) ISO 20022
10 5 (0.29%) PSD2
11 3 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 2 (0.12%) HIPAA
12 2 (0.12%) ISAE 3402
12 2 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 1 (0.058%) Basel II
13 1 (0.058%) COBIT
13 1 (0.058%) IAS 39
13 1 (0.058%) IFRS
13 1 (0.058%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 64 (3.73%) Active Directory
2 46 (2.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (1.75%) Hyper-V
4 17 (0.99%) Docker
5 14 (0.82%) VMware ESXi
6 13 (0.76%) Virtual Desktop
7 10 (0.58%) HDFS
8 8 (0.47%) XenDesktop
9 6 (0.35%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 6 (0.35%) Microsoft App-V
9 6 (0.35%) NFS
9 6 (0.35%) VMware NSX
10 3 (0.18%) Shibboleth
11 2 (0.12%) XenApp
12 1 (0.058%) Oracle RAC
12 1 (0.058%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 29 (1.69%) Ansible
2 28 (1.63%) Opscode Chef
2 28 (1.63%) Puppet
3 14 (0.82%) Kibana
4 13 (0.76%) WSUS
5 12 (0.70%) Automic
5 12 (0.70%) CFEngine
5 12 (0.70%) Salt
6 10 (0.58%) Kubernetes
7 9 (0.53%) Nessus
7 9 (0.53%) Single Sign-On
8 7 (0.41%) SCCM
9 6 (0.35%) Consul
9 6 (0.35%) Mesos
9 6 (0.35%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 6 (0.35%) vCenter Server
10 4 (0.23%) HP ALM
11 3 (0.18%) Cacti
11 3 (0.18%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 3 (0.18%) Terraform
Vendors
1 225 (13.13%) Microsoft
2 186 (10.85%) Sybase
3 94 (5.48%) Oracle
4 49 (2.86%) VMware
5 46 (2.68%) Salesforce.com
6 41 (2.39%) IBM
7 37 (2.16%) Citrix
8 33 (1.93%) Tableau
9 32 (1.87%) Cisco
10 28 (1.63%) SAP
11 23 (1.34%) Adobe
11 23 (1.34%) Cadence
11 23 (1.34%) Telerik
12 20 (1.17%) hybris
13 15 (0.88%) Cognizant
14 12 (0.70%) Aruba
14 12 (0.70%) NetApp
15 11 (0.64%) Capita
15 11 (0.64%) Informatica
15 11 (0.64%) Nokia