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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 27 June 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Strategic Thinking
UK
6 months to
27 Jun 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 299 473 531
Rank change year-on-year +174 +58 -24
Permanent jobs citing Strategic Thinking 2,283 615 356
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.29% 0.58% 0.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.35% 0.62% 0.48%
Number of salaries quoted 687 364 246
10th Percentile £41,750 £39,000 £40,001
25th Percentile £48,475 £45,563 £51,375
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £60,000 £67,470
Median % change year-on-year +8.33% -11.07% +3.80%
75th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £84,375
90th Percentile £102,000 £97,500 £100,625
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year - -15.38% +18.18%

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 168,778 98,695 73,629
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 95.30% 93.81% 92.91%
Number of salaries quoted 83,934 68,329 59,379
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,500 £31,500
25th Percentile £44,750 £41,500 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%
75th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £73,750
90th Percentile £96,250 £91,250 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £49,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +6.06% +4.21% +5.56%

Strategic Thinking
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Strategic Thinking in the UK

Strategic Thinking
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Strategic Thinking in the UK

Strategic Thinking
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Strategic Thinking over the 6 months to 27 June 2022.

Salary histogram for Strategic Thinking in the UK

Strategic Thinking
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 Thinking within the UK over the 6 months to 27 June 2022. 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
Jobs
England +197 2,004 £65,000 +4.00% 135
London +141 1,185 £72,500 -5.84% 67
UK excluding London +166 903 £55,000 - 73
Work from Home +76 751 £65,000 +13.04% 37
South East +74 205 £60,250 +14.76% 14
North of England +11 204 £67,500 +17.39% 20
Midlands +50 179 £55,241 +22.76% 12
West Midlands +47 137 £55,000 +22.22% 9
South West +53 129 £50,000 -9.09% 8
North West +3 121 £62,500 -19.35% 10
Wales +53 96 £40,000 -27.27% 3
Yorkshire -12 74 £75,000 +36.36% 8
East of England -17 74 £45,500 -20.87% 11
East Midlands -8 43 £58,750 +14.63% 3
Scotland -46 31 £55,636 +14.71% 5
North East -25 17 £100,000 +106.19% 2
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 27 June 2022, 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 1,163 (50.94%) Agile
2 958 (41.96%) Social Skills
3 881 (38.59%) Finance
4 526 (23.04%) Project Management
5 521 (22.82%) Azure
6 503 (22.03%) AWS
7 481 (21.07%) Coaching
8 467 (20.46%) Marketing
8 467 (20.46%) Problem-Solving
9 459 (20.11%) Analytical Skills
10 414 (18.13%) Mentoring
11 410 (17.96%) Degree
12 409 (17.92%) Microsoft
13 407 (17.83%) Google
14 405 (17.74%) Analytics
15 386 (16.91%) Microservices
16 385 (16.86%) Git (software)
16 385 (16.86%) CI/CD
17 376 (16.47%) User Experience
18 371 (16.25%) Innovative Thinking
19 364 (15.94%) Docker
20 358 (15.68%) Kubernetes
21 350 (15.33%) SQL
21 350 (15.33%) Service Design
22 347 (15.20%) Customer-Centricity
23 346 (15.16%) Serverless
24 342 (14.98%) High Availability
25 341 (14.94%) Python
26 333 (14.59%) User Stories
27 331 (14.50%) AWS Lambda

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
1 219 (9.59%) Apache Spark
2 97 (4.25%) Tomcat
3 95 (4.16%) IIS
3 95 (4.16%) JBoss
4 70 (3.07%) Confluence
5 30 (1.31%) SharePoint
6 22 (0.96%) Jupyter
7 21 (0.92%) CMS
8 16 (0.70%) Apache
9 13 (0.57%) WordPress
10 11 (0.48%) Apache Synapse
10 11 (0.48%) SAS
11 8 (0.35%) ArcGIS
12 7 (0.31%) MS Exchange
13 5 (0.22%) Ethereum
13 5 (0.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 5 (0.22%) Solana
14 4 (0.18%) Apache Airflow
15 3 (0.13%) Apache Pig
16 2 (0.088%) Drupal
Applications
1 137 (6.00%) MS Visio
2 121 (5.30%) Microsoft Project
3 96 (4.20%) Microsoft Excel
4 89 (3.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 43 (1.88%) Sketch
6 34 (1.49%) Microsoft Office
7 22 (0.96%) Zeplin
8 19 (0.83%) OmniGraffle
9 17 (0.74%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 16 (0.70%) Adobe Illustrator
11 14 (0.61%) Adobe XD
11 14 (0.61%) InVision
12 11 (0.48%) Chatbot
13 8 (0.35%) Photoshop
14 7 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
15 6 (0.26%) Simulink
15 6 (0.26%) Stateflow
16 5 (0.22%) InDesign
17 1 (0.044%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 37 (1.62%) R3 Corda
2 36 (1.58%) Distributed Ledger
3 16 (0.70%) Payment Gateway
4 11 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
5 9 (0.39%) Magento
6 7 (0.31%) Carpe Diem
6 7 (0.31%) Eloqua
7 6 (0.26%) SAP BPC
8 5 (0.22%) Shopify
8 5 (0.22%) Workday HCM
9 4 (0.18%) Dynamics GP
10 3 (0.13%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
11 1 (0.044%) Dynamics AX
11 1 (0.044%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 521 (22.82%) Azure
2 503 (22.03%) AWS
3 346 (15.16%) Serverless
4 331 (14.50%) AWS Lambda
5 290 (12.70%) Cloud Functions
5 290 (12.70%) OpenShift
6 183 (8.02%) SaaS
7 154 (6.75%) GCP
8 124 (5.43%) Power Platform
9 120 (5.26%) AWS CloudFormation
10 102 (4.47%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 95 (4.16%) AWS CodePipeline
11 95 (4.16%) Azure Stack
12 70 (3.07%) Google Analytics
13 56 (2.45%) IaaS
14 53 (2.32%) Cloud Computing
14 53 (2.32%) Figma
15 46 (2.01%) Microsoft 365
16 40 (1.75%) PaaS
17 26 (1.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 316 (13.84%) Internet
2 141 (6.18%) Firewall
3 32 (1.40%) Cisco Firepower
4 27 (1.18%) Wireless
5 25 (1.10%) VPN
6 23 (1.01%) Broadband
7 14 (0.61%) Network Security
7 14 (0.61%) Wi-Fi
8 13 (0.57%) Intrusion Detection
9 12 (0.53%) WebEx
10 11 (0.48%) WAN
11 10 (0.44%) LAN
11 10 (0.44%) SD-WAN
12 9 (0.39%) Skype
13 5 (0.22%) VoIP
14 3 (0.13%) RFID
14 3 (0.13%) SAN
15 2 (0.088%) HTTP
15 2 (0.088%) NAS
16 1 (0.044%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 280 (12.26%) SQL Server
2 238 (10.42%) NoSQL
3 233 (10.21%) PostgreSQL
4 230 (10.07%) MongoDB
5 222 (9.72%) MySQL
6 207 (9.07%) Apache Cassandra
7 195 (8.54%) Flink
8 102 (4.47%) Power BI
9 73 (3.20%) Tableau
10 69 (3.02%) Relational Database
11 67 (2.93%) Big Data
12 33 (1.45%) Data Warehouse
13 22 (0.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 19 (0.83%) Elasticsearch
15 18 (0.79%) Amazon RDS
15 18 (0.79%) DynamoDB
15 18 (0.79%) Metadata
16 17 (0.74%) BusinessObjects
17 16 (0.70%) InterSystems Cache
18 15 (0.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 385 (16.86%) Git (software)
2 322 (14.10%) JIRA
3 301 (13.18%) Subversion
4 204 (8.94%) Maven
5 195 (8.54%) Ant
5 195 (8.54%) Gradle
6 137 (6.00%) Jenkins
7 25 (1.10%) JUnit
8 23 (1.01%) Axure RP
9 22 (0.96%) GitLab
10 11 (0.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 11 (0.48%) MLflow
11 8 (0.35%) CircleCI
11 8 (0.35%) Mocha
11 8 (0.35%) TestNG
11 8 (0.35%) Travis CI
12 7 (0.31%) Mockito
12 7 (0.31%) Postman
13 6 (0.26%) gulp
14 5 (0.22%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 958 (41.96%) Social Skills
2 881 (38.59%) Finance
3 467 (20.46%) Marketing
4 459 (20.11%) Analytical Skills
5 319 (13.97%) Manufacturing
6 235 (10.29%) Retail
7 218 (9.55%) Presentation Skills
8 204 (8.94%) Organisational Skills
9 180 (7.88%) Influencing Skills
10 157 (6.88%) Inclusion and Diversity
11 152 (6.66%) Banking
12 107 (4.69%) Advertising
13 102 (4.47%) Legal
13 102 (4.47%) Social Housing
14 69 (3.02%) Public Sector
15 58 (2.54%) German Language
16 41 (1.80%) Law
17 39 (1.71%) Pharmaceutical
18 38 (1.66%) French Language
19 33 (1.45%) Games
Job Titles
1 195 (8.54%) Java Engineer
1 195 (8.54%) Senior Java Engineer
2 176 (7.71%) Architect
3 174 (7.62%) Senior Manager
4 173 (7.58%) Product Manager
5 158 (6.92%) Project Manager
6 148 (6.48%) Designer
7 146 (6.40%) Analyst
8 113 (4.95%) Senior Project Manager
9 107 (4.69%) DevOps Engineer
10 95 (4.16%) Senior DevOps
10 95 (4.16%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 92 (4.03%) Developer
12 89 (3.90%) Product Owner
13 68 (2.98%) Business Analyst
14 61 (2.67%) Solutions Architect
15 60 (2.63%) Software Engineer
16 59 (2.58%) Development Manager
17 57 (2.50%) Senior Product Manager
18 56 (2.45%) Strategy Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 291 (12.75%) HTML
2 264 (11.56%) CSS
3 252 (11.04%) .NET
4 233 (10.21%) RESTful
5 226 (9.90%) ASP.NET
6 195 (8.54%) JDBC
7 116 (5.08%) React
8 95 (4.16%) Elastic Stack
9 83 (3.64%) Node.js
10 69 (3.02%) Kafka
11 42 (1.84%) OLE
12 39 (1.71%) Spring
12 39 (1.71%) Web Services
13 36 (1.58%) AngularJS
14 35 (1.53%) HTML5
15 32 (1.40%) GraphQL
16 29 (1.27%) .NET Core
16 29 (1.27%) Vue.js
17 27 (1.18%) React Native
18 23 (1.01%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 376 (16.47%) User Experience
2 312 (13.67%) Life Science
3 290 (12.70%) Linux Command Line
4 236 (10.34%) Algorithms
5 203 (8.89%) Data Structures
6 161 (7.05%) Management Information System
7 127 (5.56%) Self-Motivation
8 91 (3.99%) Social Media
9 77 (3.37%) Mobile App
10 58 (2.54%) Blog
11 55 (2.41%) Cloud Native
12 47 (2.06%) Blockchain
13 41 (1.80%) Enterprise Software
14 36 (1.58%) Virtual Team
15 29 (1.27%) Podcast
16 27 (1.18%) Animation
16 27 (1.18%) Public Cloud
17 24 (1.05%) Cyberthreat
18 23 (1.01%) Digital Media
19 22 (0.96%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 202 (8.85%) Unix
2 176 (7.71%) Windows
3 134 (5.87%) Linux
4 105 (4.60%) Windows Server
5 49 (2.15%) Android
5 49 (2.15%) Apple iOS
6 15 (0.66%) Windows 10
7 11 (0.48%) VMS
8 2 (0.088%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.088%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.044%) CentOS
9 1 (0.044%) Windows Server 2016
9 1 (0.044%) Windows Server 2019
9 1 (0.044%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,163 (50.94%) Agile
2 526 (23.04%) Project Management
3 481 (21.07%) Coaching
4 467 (20.46%) Problem-Solving
5 414 (18.13%) Mentoring
6 405 (17.74%) Analytics
7 386 (16.91%) Microservices
8 385 (16.86%) CI/CD
9 371 (16.25%) Innovative Thinking
10 350 (15.33%) Service Design
11 347 (15.20%) Customer-Centricity
12 342 (14.98%) High Availability
13 333 (14.59%) User Stories
14 330 (14.45%) Service Delivery
15 306 (13.40%) Test Automation
16 292 (12.79%) Disaster Recovery
17 270 (11.83%) DevOps
18 260 (11.39%) Decision-Making
19 239 (10.47%) Product Strategy
20 235 (10.29%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 350 (15.33%) SQL
2 341 (14.94%) Python
3 302 (13.23%) JavaScript
4 295 (12.92%) Java
5 240 (10.51%) Ruby
6 213 (9.33%) PHP
7 206 (9.02%) Perl
7 206 (9.02%) Shell Script
8 200 (8.76%) PowerShell
9 73 (3.20%) C
10 66 (2.89%) TypeScript
11 48 (2.10%) Kotlin
12 40 (1.75%) C#
13 35 (1.53%) R
14 18 (0.79%) Scala
15 14 (0.61%) VBA
16 9 (0.39%) Go
16 9 (0.39%) T-SQL
17 8 (0.35%) Apple Swift
18 7 (0.31%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 410 (17.96%) Degree
2 53 (2.32%) Security Cleared
3 47 (2.06%) Master's Degree
4 41 (1.80%) Computer Science Degree
4 41 (1.80%) SC Cleared
5 29 (1.27%) PMI Certification
6 18 (0.79%) CISM
7 17 (0.74%) CISSP
8 16 (0.70%) Cisco Certification
9 15 (0.66%) AWS Certification
10 14 (0.61%) MBA
11 13 (0.57%) PhD
12 12 (0.53%) PMP
13 10 (0.44%) CCNA
13 10 (0.44%) CISA
14 7 (0.31%) CESG Certified Professional
14 7 (0.31%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 6 (0.26%) (ISC)2 CCSP
15 6 (0.26%) CEH
15 6 (0.26%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 73 (3.20%) QA
2 47 (2.06%) Accessibility
3 42 (1.84%) SLA
4 34 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 32 (1.40%) PMO
6 31 (1.36%) Data Quality
7 28 (1.23%) GDPR
8 15 (0.66%) NIST
9 13 (0.57%) Actionable Recommendations
9 13 (0.57%) Cyber Essentials
10 10 (0.44%) Good Clinical Practice
10 10 (0.44%) ISO 26262
11 7 (0.31%) COBIT
11 7 (0.31%) NCSC
12 5 (0.22%) 21 CFR Part 11
12 5 (0.22%) GxP
12 5 (0.22%) PCI DSS
13 4 (0.18%) Automotive SPICE
13 4 (0.18%) CDISC
13 4 (0.18%) SOC 2
System Software
1 364 (15.94%) Docker
2 98 (4.29%) Virtual Machines
3 26 (1.14%) Active Directory
4 14 (0.61%) VMware Infrastructure
5 13 (0.57%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.13%) Apache Flume
7 2 (0.088%) Firmware
8 1 (0.044%) DFS Replication
8 1 (0.044%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 358 (15.68%) Kubernetes
2 132 (5.78%) Terraform
3 107 (4.69%) Ansible
4 106 (4.64%) Opscode Chef
5 96 (4.20%) Puppet
6 33 (1.45%) EMC NetWorker
7 14 (0.61%) Microsoft Intune
8 12 (0.53%) Prometheus
9 7 (0.31%) Graylog
10 6 (0.26%) Istio
11 5 (0.22%) Cisco Prime
12 3 (0.13%) Oozie
13 1 (0.044%) Docker Swarm
13 1 (0.044%) Graphite
13 1 (0.044%) Packer
13 1 (0.044%) Podman
13 1 (0.044%) SCCM
13 1 (0.044%) SCOM
13 1 (0.044%) Single Sign-On
13 1 (0.044%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 409 (17.92%) Microsoft
2 407 (17.83%) Google
3 108 (4.73%) Splunk
4 95 (4.16%) Adobe
5 89 (3.90%) Salesforce.com
6 47 (2.06%) Oracle
7 44 (1.93%) Facebook
8 43 (1.88%) SAP
9 38 (1.66%) Spotify
10 36 (1.58%) Apple
11 32 (1.40%) Sun
12 24 (1.05%) Citrix
13 21 (0.92%) PayPal
14 15 (0.66%) MuleSoft
14 15 (0.66%) Sony
14 15 (0.66%) Workday
15 14 (0.61%) Amplitude
15 14 (0.61%) VMware
16 13 (0.57%) Zscaler
17 12 (0.53%) Databricks