Period
to 1 December 2020

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 1 December 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Strategic Thinking
UK
6 months to
1 Dec 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 453 496 449
Rank change year-on-year +43 -47 +53
Permanent jobs citing Strategic Thinking 285 715 1,103
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.51% 0.53% 0.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.55% 0.58% 0.75%
Number of salaries quoted 254 457 586
Median annual salary £70,000 £71,730 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.41% +19.55% -6.25%
10th Percentile £42,500 £38,500 £36,250
90th Percentile £97,500 £111,750 £96,875
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,773 £62,500 £50,165
% change year-on-year -7.56% +24.59% -12.76%

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 51,425 123,720 147,167
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.23% 92.18% 92.03%
Number of salaries quoted 42,690 97,923 117,022
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £51,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +2.94% +2.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +8.89% - +3.45%

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 1 December 2020.

Salary histogram for Strategic Thinking in the UK

Strategic Thinking
Top 16 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 1 December 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 +43 258 £72,500 - 66
UK excluding London +111 162 £57,773 -7.56% 50
London +26 107 £80,000 - 27
Work from Home +15 54 £80,000 +33.33% 9
South East +140 51 £59,254 -9.73% 9
North of England +92 39 £56,250 +6.31% 11
North West +86 27 £57,500 -34.29% 7
Midlands +98 23 £50,000 -16.67% 5
South West +100 19 £72,500 +11.54% 10
West Midlands +76 17 £57,773 -3.71% 4
East of England +108 16 £90,000 +50.00% 4
Yorkshire +60 9 £53,750 +31.10% 3
Wales - 8 £41,250 - 2
East Midlands +81 6 £46,250 -11.84% 1
Scotland +58 6 £49,000 -8.50% 7
North East +18 3 £50,000 -16.67% 1

For the 6 months to 1 December 2020, 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 98 (34.39%) Agile Software Development
2 86 (30.18%) Finance
3 73 (25.61%) Degree
4 72 (25.26%) Problem-Solving
5 53 (18.60%) Analytical Skills
6 50 (17.54%) Azure
7 48 (16.84%) Marketing
8 44 (15.44%) Continuous Improvement
9 41 (14.39%) Stakeholder Management
10 39 (13.68%) Microsoft
11 38 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
11 38 (13.33%) Decision-Making
12 35 (12.28%) AWS
13 34 (11.93%) Analytics
13 34 (11.93%) Project Management
13 34 (11.93%) Scrum
14 29 (10.18%) DevOps
15 25 (8.77%) User Experience
16 24 (8.42%) IT Strategy
17 23 (8.07%) Service Delivery
17 23 (8.07%) SQL
18 20 (7.02%) Windows
18 20 (7.02%) Enterprise Architecture
18 20 (7.02%) Coaching
18 20 (7.02%) Waterfall
18 20 (7.02%) Analytical Thinking
18 20 (7.02%) Product Roadmap
19 19 (6.67%) Collaborative Working
19 19 (6.67%) Management Information System
20 18 (6.32%) Change Management

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 11 (3.86%) CMS
2 6 (2.11%) WordPress
3 4 (1.40%) Skype for Business
4 3 (1.05%) Confluence
4 3 (1.05%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.70%) Liferay
5 2 (0.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (0.70%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.35%) Alfresco
6 1 (0.35%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.35%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.35%) Drupal
6 1 (0.35%) Moodle
6 1 (0.35%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.35%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.35%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (1.40%) Photoshop
2 3 (1.05%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.70%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 2 (0.70%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (0.70%) Figma
3 2 (0.70%) InVision
3 2 (0.70%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.70%) Sketch
4 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.35%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (2.11%) Magento
2 5 (1.75%) Shopify
3 2 (0.70%) Oracle General Ledger
3 2 (0.70%) Oracle Internet Expenses
3 2 (0.70%) Oracle iProcurement
3 2 (0.70%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 2 (0.70%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 50 (17.54%) Azure
2 35 (12.28%) AWS
3 13 (4.56%) SaaS
4 10 (3.51%) PaaS
5 7 (2.46%) Azure Data Factory
5 7 (2.46%) GCP
5 7 (2.46%) IaaS
5 7 (2.46%) Power Platform
6 5 (1.75%) Office 365
7 4 (1.40%) Google Analytics
8 3 (1.05%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (0.70%) Salesforce Service Cloud
10 1 (0.35%) Amazon ECS
10 1 (0.35%) Amazon EKS
10 1 (0.35%) Amazon Kinesis
10 1 (0.35%) Apple Pay
10 1 (0.35%) Azure Stack
10 1 (0.35%) Power Automate
10 1 (0.35%) PowerApps
10 1 (0.35%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.75%) SMS
2 4 (1.40%) Skype
3 3 (1.05%) LAN
3 3 (1.05%) RTP
3 3 (1.05%) VPN
3 3 (1.05%) WAN
3 3 (1.05%) Wireless
4 2 (0.70%) Bluetooth
4 2 (0.70%) Internet
4 2 (0.70%) SAN
5 1 (0.35%) Kerberos
5 1 (0.35%) Softphone
5 1 (0.35%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (4.56%) Data Lake
2 11 (3.86%) MySQL
2 11 (3.86%) SQL Server
3 10 (3.51%) Data Warehouse
4 9 (3.16%) Big Data
5 7 (2.46%) Power BI
6 6 (2.11%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
6 6 (2.11%) Data Mining
7 5 (1.75%) NoSQL
8 4 (1.40%) MongoDB
9 3 (1.05%) Amazon RDS
9 3 (1.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (0.70%) Amazon Redshift
10 2 (0.70%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 2 (0.70%) Oracle BI Publisher
10 2 (0.70%) Oracle Database
10 2 (0.70%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (0.70%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (0.70%) Relational Database
10 2 (0.70%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 11 (3.86%) Git (software)
2 5 (1.75%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (1.75%) Visual Studio Team System
3 4 (1.40%) JIRA
4 3 (1.05%) Jenkins
4 3 (1.05%) Maven
4 3 (1.05%) Octopus Deploy
4 3 (1.05%) TeamCity
4 3 (1.05%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.70%) Subversion
6 1 (0.35%) Spinnaker
General
1 86 (30.18%) Finance
2 48 (16.84%) Marketing
3 17 (5.96%) Public Sector
4 16 (5.61%) Retail
5 14 (4.91%) Banking
6 9 (3.16%) Law
6 9 (3.16%) Legal
7 7 (2.46%) Games
7 7 (2.46%) Local Government
7 7 (2.46%) Telecoms
8 6 (2.11%) Advertising
9 3 (1.05%) Back Office
9 3 (1.05%) General Ledger
9 3 (1.05%) Military
10 2 (0.70%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.70%) Electronics
10 2 (0.70%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.70%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.70%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.35%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 37 (12.98%) Architect
2 21 (7.37%) Developer
3 17 (5.96%) Product Manager
4 14 (4.91%) Analyst
5 13 (4.56%) Consultant
5 13 (4.56%) Lead Developer
6 10 (3.51%) Business Analyst
6 10 (3.51%) Designer
7 9 (3.16%) Senior Manager
8 8 (2.81%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 8 (2.81%) Mobile Product Manager
8 8 (2.81%) Product Owner
8 8 (2.81%) Solutions Architect
9 7 (2.46%) Enterprise Architect
9 7 (2.46%) Graduate
9 7 (2.46%) Operations Manager
9 7 (2.46%) Senior Developer
10 6 (2.11%) Data Architect
10 6 (2.11%) Head of IT
10 6 (2.11%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (5.26%) REST
2 13 (4.56%) HTML
3 12 (4.21%) CSS
4 11 (3.86%) .NET
4 11 (3.86%) Web Services
5 9 (3.16%) HTML5
6 8 (2.81%) Laravel
6 8 (2.81%) Node.js
7 7 (2.46%) AngularJS
8 6 (2.11%) Django
8 6 (2.11%) RESTful
8 6 (2.11%) SOAP
9 5 (1.75%) Express
9 5 (1.75%) jQuery
9 5 (1.75%) React
9 5 (1.75%) Symfony
9 5 (1.75%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 5 (1.75%) Vue.js
9 5 (1.75%) XML
10 4 (1.40%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 53 (18.60%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (8.77%) User Experience
3 19 (6.67%) Management Information System
4 18 (6.32%) Public Cloud
5 8 (2.81%) Cybercrime
5 8 (2.81%) Hybrid Cloud
5 8 (2.81%) Social Media
6 7 (2.46%) Data Centre
6 7 (2.46%) Mobile App
7 6 (2.11%) PMI
7 6 (2.11%) Self-Motivation
8 5 (1.75%) Greenfield Project
8 5 (1.75%) Virtual Team
9 4 (1.40%) Smart City
10 2 (0.70%) Cloud Native
10 2 (0.70%) Data Structures
10 2 (0.70%) Driving Licence
10 2 (0.70%) Internet of Things
10 2 (0.70%) NHS
10 2 (0.70%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 20 (7.02%) Windows
2 12 (4.21%) Windows Server
3 11 (3.86%) Linux
4 7 (2.46%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (1.05%) Unix
5 3 (1.05%) VMS
6 2 (0.70%) Android
6 2 (0.70%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.70%) Windows 10
6 2 (0.70%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.35%) AIX
7 1 (0.35%) CentOS
7 1 (0.35%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (34.39%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (25.26%) Problem-Solving
3 44 (15.44%) Continuous Improvement
4 41 (14.39%) Stakeholder Management
5 38 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
5 38 (13.33%) Decision-Making
6 34 (11.93%) Analytics
6 34 (11.93%) Project Management
6 34 (11.93%) Scrum
7 29 (10.18%) DevOps
8 24 (8.42%) IT Strategy
9 23 (8.07%) Service Delivery
10 20 (7.02%) Analytical Thinking
10 20 (7.02%) Coaching
10 20 (7.02%) Enterprise Architecture
10 20 (7.02%) Product Roadmap
10 20 (7.02%) Waterfall
11 19 (6.67%) Collaborative Working
12 18 (6.32%) Change Management
12 18 (6.32%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 23 (8.07%) SQL
2 17 (5.96%) JavaScript
2 17 (5.96%) Python
3 14 (4.91%) C#
4 10 (3.51%) Java
5 9 (3.16%) PHP
6 8 (2.81%) C
7 5 (1.75%) C++
8 3 (1.05%) PowerShell
8 3 (1.05%) Scala
8 3 (1.05%) VB.NET
9 2 (0.70%) ActionScript
9 2 (0.70%) ActionScript 2.0
9 2 (0.70%) R
9 2 (0.70%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.35%) Assembly Language
10 1 (0.35%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.35%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 73 (25.61%) Degree
2 8 (2.81%) MBA
3 7 (2.46%) DBS Check
4 6 (2.11%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (2.11%) PMI Certification
5 5 (1.75%) AWS Certification
5 5 (1.75%) CISM
5 5 (1.75%) CISSP
6 4 (1.40%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (1.05%) CCNA
7 3 (1.05%) CIPD
7 3 (1.05%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (1.05%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (1.05%) ISACA
7 3 (1.05%) MCP
7 3 (1.05%) MCSD
7 3 (1.05%) MCSE
7 3 (1.05%) SC Cleared
7 3 (1.05%) Security Cleared
8 2 (0.70%) CESG Certified Professional
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.86%) Data Quality
2 8 (2.81%) QA
3 4 (1.40%) SLA
4 3 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.70%) GDPR
5 2 (0.70%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.70%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.70%) PMO
6 1 (0.35%) COBIT
6 1 (0.35%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.35%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 8 (2.81%) Active Directory
2 6 (2.11%) Docker
3 5 (1.75%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.05%) vSphere
5 1 (0.35%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.35%) Firmware
5 1 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 9 (3.16%) EMC NetWorker
2 6 (2.11%) Terraform
3 4 (1.40%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.35%) Ansible
4 1 (0.35%) Cisco UCCE
4 1 (0.35%) Grafana
4 1 (0.35%) Hadoop YARN
4 1 (0.35%) Istio
4 1 (0.35%) Nagios
Vendors
1 39 (13.68%) Microsoft
2 17 (5.96%) Google
3 16 (5.61%) Salesforce.com
4 12 (4.21%) Oracle
5 10 (3.51%) Apple
6 8 (2.81%) SAP
6 8 (2.81%) VMware
7 7 (2.46%) Databricks
8 5 (1.75%) Adobe
8 5 (1.75%) Cisco
8 5 (1.75%) Xamarin
8 5 (1.75%) Zend
9 4 (1.40%) Polycom
10 3 (1.05%) NetApp
10 3 (1.05%) OpenText
10 3 (1.05%) YouTube
11 2 (0.70%) Cadence
11 2 (0.70%) Cognizant
11 2 (0.70%) IFS
11 2 (0.70%) Instagram