Period
to 20 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for IT Strategy skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited IT Strategy over the 6 months to 20 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

IT/Technology Strategy
England > West Midlands
6 months to
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 73 140 145
Rank change year-on-year +67 +5 +12
Permanent jobs citing IT Strategy 274 194 212
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.57% 1.99% 2.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.92% 2.19% 2.20%
Number of salaries quoted 177 116 136
West Midlands median annual salary £60,000 £52,250 £61,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.83% -14.34% +6.09%
10th Percentile £36,250 £36,250 £36,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £80,000 £96,250
England median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £65,000

IT Strategy 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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 6,998 8,851 9,653
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 91.24% 90.73% 91.92%
Number of salaries quoted 5,240 6,991 7,560
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £41,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.76% -1.20% +1.22%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £25,500
90th Percentile £70,250 £66,250 £63,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

IT Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing IT Strategy as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for IT Strategy in the West Midlands

IT Strategy
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing IT Strategy in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for IT Strategy in the West Midlands

IT Strategy
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing IT Strategy in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 20 January 2019.

Salary histogram for IT Strategy in the West Midlands

IT Strategy
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing IT Strategy within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 20 January 2019. 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
Birmingham +14 112 £62,817 +21.97% 9
Coventry +33 37 £70,000 +12.00% 3
Shropshire +14 31 £51,250 +2.50% 3
Worcestershire - 30 £70,000 -
Staffordshire +18 18 £47,500 -
Solihull +10 10 £40,750 -39.63% 2
Warwickshire +32 8 £57,500 +15.00% 2
Herefordshire -2 8 £40,000 -20.00% 1
Wednesbury - 6 £32,000 -
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £92,500 -
IT Strategy
England

For the 6 months to 20 January 2019, IT jobs citing IT Strategy 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for IT Strategy.

1 65 (23.72%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (23.36%) Degree
3 61 (22.26%) Service Delivery
4 54 (19.71%) Microsoft
5 52 (18.98%) Presales
6 51 (18.61%) Microsoft Azure
6 51 (18.61%) ITIL
7 50 (18.25%) Firewall
8 48 (17.52%) Continuous Improvement
9 45 (16.42%) Stakeholder Management
9 45 (16.42%) DevOps
10 43 (15.69%) Finance
11 41 (14.96%) Data Protection
11 41 (14.96%) GDPR
12 40 (14.60%) Project Management
13 39 (14.23%) Jenkins
13 39 (14.23%) Data Centre
14 38 (13.87%) Software Engineering
15 35 (12.77%) Management Information System
16 33 (12.04%) IT Governance
16 33 (12.04%) Docker
16 33 (12.04%) Continuous Integration
17 32 (11.68%) Open Source
17 32 (11.68%) Technical Architecture
17 32 (11.68%) VMware
17 32 (11.68%) Java
18 31 (11.31%) QA
18 31 (11.31%) CMDB
18 31 (11.31%) Microservices
18 31 (11.31%) Due Diligence

IT Strategy
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 9 (3.28%) Drupal
2 8 (2.92%) CMS
3 6 (2.19%) MS Exchange
4 2 (0.73%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.36%) Confluence
5 1 (0.36%) IIS
Applications
1 9 (3.28%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.82%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.36%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 3 (1.09%) SAP S/4HANA
2 2 (0.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.73%) Sage 1000
Cloud Services
1 51 (18.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 29 (10.58%) Amazon AWS
3 22 (8.03%) Office 365
4 17 (6.20%) PaaS
5 16 (5.84%) IaaS
6 9 (3.28%) GitHub
7 6 (2.19%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (2.19%) Slack
7 6 (2.19%) Trello
8 3 (1.09%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (0.73%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (0.73%) Serverless
10 1 (0.36%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 50 (18.25%) Firewall
2 20 (7.30%) WAN
3 19 (6.93%) Unified Communications
4 16 (5.84%) LAN
5 11 (4.01%) SSL
6 10 (3.65%) VPN
7 8 (2.92%) DEFINITY
8 7 (2.55%) VoIP
9 6 (2.19%) SAN
10 5 (1.82%) Internet
10 5 (1.82%) IPsec
10 5 (1.82%) Wireless
11 3 (1.09%) Remote Desktop
12 2 (0.73%) Cisco ASA
12 2 (0.73%) Intrusion Detection
12 2 (0.73%) TCP/IP
12 2 (0.73%) VLAN
13 1 (0.36%) DNS
13 1 (0.36%) SMS
13 1 (0.36%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (10.22%) NoSQL
2 13 (4.74%) SQL Server
3 6 (2.19%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (2.19%) MySQL
4 5 (1.82%) Relational Database
5 4 (1.46%) Big Data
5 4 (1.46%) MongoDB
5 4 (1.46%) Power BI
5 4 (1.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (1.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (1.09%) Data Lake
6 3 (1.09%) Oracle BI EE
6 3 (1.09%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 3 (1.09%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.36%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.36%) OLAP
7 1 (0.36%) OLAP Cube
7 1 (0.36%) QlikView
7 1 (0.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 39 (14.23%) Jenkins
2 20 (7.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 19 (6.93%) Git (software)
4 11 (4.01%) Cucumber
5 9 (3.28%) Hudson
5 9 (3.28%) Vagrant
6 8 (2.92%) Octopus Deploy
6 8 (2.92%) Subversion
6 8 (2.92%) TeamCity
7 7 (2.55%) JIRA
8 6 (2.19%) GitLab
8 6 (2.19%) JMeter
8 6 (2.19%) Protractor
8 6 (2.19%) Selenium
8 6 (2.19%) SoapUI
9 5 (1.82%) Mockito
9 5 (1.82%) SonarQube
10 4 (1.46%) Rational Rose
11 3 (1.09%) Team Foundation Server
12 2 (0.73%) Visual Studio
General
1 43 (15.69%) Finance
2 30 (10.95%) Publishing
3 19 (6.93%) Retail
4 10 (3.65%) Manufacturing
4 10 (3.65%) Telecoms
5 8 (2.92%) Billing
6 5 (1.82%) Automotive
7 4 (1.46%) Marketing
7 4 (1.46%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.73%) Legal
9 1 (0.36%) Banking
9 1 (0.36%) French Language
9 1 (0.36%) German Language
9 1 (0.36%) Law
Job Titles
1 112 (40.88%) Architect
2 46 (16.79%) Solutions Architect
3 26 (9.49%) Technical Architect
4 20 (7.30%) Analyst
5 19 (6.93%) Head of IT
6 15 (5.47%) Developer
6 15 (5.47%) IT Manager
7 14 (5.11%) Digital Architect
7 14 (5.11%) Enterprise Architect
8 8 (2.92%) Consultant
8 8 (2.92%) Delivery Manager
8 8 (2.92%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 8 (2.92%) Network Analyst
8 8 (2.92%) Telephony Analyst
9 7 (2.55%) Information Architect
9 7 (2.55%) IT Support
9 7 (2.55%) Network Manager
9 7 (2.55%) Platform Engineer
9 7 (2.55%) Support Specialist
10 6 (2.19%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (6.20%) AngularJS
2 12 (4.38%) HTML
2 12 (4.38%) React
2 12 (4.38%) Spring
3 10 (3.65%) .NET
3 10 (3.65%) Dropwizard
4 9 (3.28%) LAMP
5 8 (2.92%) XML
6 7 (2.55%) Node.js
6 7 (2.55%) RESTful
6 7 (2.55%) Web Services
7 6 (2.19%) Elastic Stack
8 5 (1.82%) Apache Camel
8 5 (1.82%) Play Framework
8 5 (1.82%) REST
8 5 (1.82%) WireMock
9 4 (1.46%) ASP.NET
9 4 (1.46%) CSS
9 4 (1.46%) jQuery
9 4 (1.46%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 39 (14.23%) Data Centre
2 35 (12.77%) Management Information System
3 31 (11.31%) CMDB
4 25 (9.12%) NHS
5 22 (8.03%) Self-Motivation
6 17 (6.20%) Analytical Skills
6 17 (6.20%) Hybrid Cloud
7 9 (3.28%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 9 (3.28%) IVR
8 4 (1.46%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (1.46%) EPoS
8 4 (1.46%) Mobile App
9 3 (1.09%) Blackberry
9 3 (1.09%) FMCG
9 3 (1.09%) User Experience
10 2 (0.73%) Augmented Reality
10 2 (0.73%) Driving Licence
10 2 (0.73%) iPhone
10 2 (0.73%) Life Science
10 2 (0.73%) Smart City
Operating Systems
1 27 (9.85%) Windows
2 21 (7.66%) Linux
3 20 (7.30%) Windows Server
4 6 (2.19%) CentOS
4 6 (2.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (1.82%) Unix
5 5 (1.82%) Windows 10
5 5 (1.82%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (1.46%) Android
7 3 (1.09%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.73%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.73%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.73%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.36%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (23.72%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (22.26%) Service Delivery
3 52 (18.98%) Presales
4 51 (18.61%) ITIL
5 48 (17.52%) Continuous Improvement
6 45 (16.42%) DevOps
6 45 (16.42%) Stakeholder Management
7 41 (14.96%) Data Protection
8 40 (14.60%) Project Management
9 38 (13.87%) Software Engineering
10 33 (12.04%) Continuous Integration
10 33 (12.04%) IT Governance
11 32 (11.68%) Open Source
11 32 (11.68%) Technical Architecture
12 31 (11.31%) Due Diligence
12 31 (11.31%) Microservices
12 31 (11.31%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
13 30 (10.95%) Gantt Chart
13 30 (10.95%) Service Management
14 28 (10.22%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 32 (11.68%) Java
2 28 (10.22%) SQL
3 21 (7.66%) Python
4 20 (7.30%) Ruby
5 14 (5.11%) Go
6 10 (3.65%) C#
7 7 (2.55%) JavaScript
8 6 (2.19%) C
9 5 (1.82%) Scala
10 4 (1.46%) PHP
11 3 (1.09%) PL/SQL
11 3 (1.09%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.36%) C++
12 1 (0.36%) Java 8
12 1 (0.36%) Perl
12 1 (0.36%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 64 (23.36%) Degree
2 21 (7.66%) ISEB
3 17 (6.20%) PMI Certification
4 16 (5.84%) CEH
4 16 (5.84%) CISSP
4 16 (5.84%) CompTIA Security+
4 16 (5.84%) Computer Science Degree
4 16 (5.84%) PMP
5 15 (5.47%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (4.01%) AWS Certification
7 10 (3.65%) CCNA
8 7 (2.55%) CCDA
9 6 (2.19%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (1.82%) HNC
10 5 (1.82%) RHCE
10 5 (1.82%) RHCSA
11 3 (1.09%) Security Cleared
12 2 (0.73%) CCNP
12 2 (0.73%) TOGAF Certification
13 1 (0.36%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (14.96%) GDPR
2 31 (11.31%) QA
3 24 (8.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 24 (8.76%) SLA
4 16 (5.84%) GPG13
5 5 (1.82%) COBIT
6 2 (0.73%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.36%) BS25999
7 1 (0.36%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.36%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.36%) ISO 22301
7 1 (0.36%) ISO 31000
System Software
1 33 (12.04%) Docker
2 28 (10.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (4.01%) Active Directory
4 6 (2.19%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (1.82%) XenApp
5 5 (1.82%) XenDesktop
6 3 (1.09%) BitLocker
6 3 (1.09%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (1.09%) Virtual Desktop
6 3 (1.09%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (1.09%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.36%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 30 (10.95%) Kubernetes
1 30 (10.95%) Puppet
2 20 (7.30%) Ansible
2 20 (7.30%) Terraform
3 19 (6.93%) Docker Swarm
3 19 (6.93%) Opsview
4 15 (5.47%) Consul
4 15 (5.47%) Grafana
4 15 (5.47%) Graphite
4 15 (5.47%) Packer
5 9 (3.28%) Nagios
5 9 (3.28%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (3.28%) Salt
5 9 (3.28%) ZABBIX
6 6 (2.19%) Prometheus
7 3 (1.09%) Microsoft Intune
7 3 (1.09%) SCDPM
7 3 (1.09%) SCOrch
7 3 (1.09%) SCSM
7 3 (1.09%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 54 (19.71%) Microsoft
2 32 (11.68%) VMware
3 21 (7.66%) Citrix
4 18 (6.57%) CheckPoint
5 16 (5.84%) EMC
5 16 (5.84%) NetApp
6 15 (5.47%) Cisco
7 14 (5.11%) SAP
8 10 (3.65%) Avaya
8 10 (3.65%) Red Hat
9 8 (2.92%) Cadence
9 8 (2.92%) ServiceNow
10 5 (1.82%) Oracle
10 5 (1.82%) Splunk
11 4 (1.46%) Tableau
12 3 (1.09%) F5
12 3 (1.09%) Informatica
12 3 (1.09%) MobileIron
12 3 (1.09%) Palo Alto
12 3 (1.09%) SolarWinds