Period
to 20 October 2018

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 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

IT/Technology Strategy
England > West Midlands
6 months to
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 101 144 152
Rank change year-on-year +43 +8 +12
Permanent jobs citing IT Strategy 237 206 234
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.76% 2.09% 1.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.06% 2.28% 2.20%
Number of salaries quoted 165 109 135
West Midlands median annual salary £60,000 £52,500 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.29% -8.70% +15.00%
10th Percentile £36,750 £36,100 £37,050
90th Percentile £77,500 £74,450 £80,000
England median annual salary £65,000 £63,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year +2.36% -2.31% +8.33%

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 7,754 9,038 10,656
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 90.42% 91.48% 90.51%
Number of salaries quoted 5,937 7,390 8,330
West Midlands median annual salary £44,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.25% - -
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,500 £24,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £63,750 £65,000
England median annual salary £52,225 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.45% - +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 October 2018.

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 October 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
Birmingham +17 97 £49,000 -6.22% 21
Coventry +33 42 £60,000 - 3
Shropshire -2 26 £40,500 -26.36% 3
Staffordshire +20 20 £47,500 - 4
Warwickshire +45 15 £60,000 +20.00% 2
Herefordshire +17 10 £40,000 -20.00%
Worcestershire +12 10 £75,000 +114.29% 1
Wednesbury - 6 £32,000 -
Solihull -2 5 £60,750 +15.71% 1
IT Strategy
England

For the 6 months to 20 October 2018, 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 51 (21.52%) Project Management
2 48 (20.25%) Firewall
3 47 (19.83%) Service Delivery
4 46 (19.41%) Stakeholder Management
5 45 (18.99%) Agile Software Development
6 41 (17.30%) Continuous Improvement
7 40 (16.88%) Finance
7 40 (16.88%) ITIL
8 38 (16.03%) Degree
9 35 (14.77%) Microsoft Azure
10 34 (14.35%) Presales
11 30 (12.66%) Microsoft
11 30 (12.66%) PRINCE2
11 30 (12.66%) Management Information System
11 30 (12.66%) VMware
11 30 (12.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 30 (12.66%) SIEM
12 29 (12.24%) VMware Infrastructure
12 29 (12.24%) Software Engineering
13 28 (11.81%) IT Governance
13 28 (11.81%) Service Management
13 28 (11.81%) Technical Architecture
13 28 (11.81%) ITIL V3
13 28 (11.81%) High Availability
13 28 (11.81%) Due Diligence
14 27 (11.39%) Data Centre
15 26 (10.97%) CMDB
15 26 (10.97%) Publishing
15 26 (10.97%) Java
15 26 (10.97%) Gantt Chart

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 11 (4.64%) MS Exchange
2 8 (3.38%) CMS
3 4 (1.69%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.27%) Apache
4 3 (1.27%) Drupal
5 2 (0.84%) IIS
6 1 (0.42%) Sitefinity
6 1 (0.42%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.42%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (1.27%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.84%) Sage 1000
2 1 (0.42%) HFM
2 1 (0.42%) MIS ActiveH
2 1 (0.42%) OPENHousing
Cloud Services
1 35 (14.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (9.70%) Amazon AWS
3 20 (8.44%) PaaS
4 18 (7.59%) IaaS
5 14 (5.91%) Office 365
6 4 (1.69%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (1.69%) GitHub
7 2 (0.84%) OneDrive
7 2 (0.84%) SaaS
7 2 (0.84%) Slack
7 2 (0.84%) Trello
8 1 (0.42%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 48 (20.25%) Firewall
2 19 (8.02%) LAN
3 18 (7.59%) WAN
4 14 (5.91%) VPN
5 13 (5.49%) SAN
6 12 (5.06%) SSL
6 12 (5.06%) VoIP
7 10 (4.22%) IPsec
8 7 (2.95%) DEFINITY
9 6 (2.53%) Unified Communications
10 2 (0.84%) DNS
10 2 (0.84%) Internet
10 2 (0.84%) Network Security
10 2 (0.84%) VLAN
10 2 (0.84%) Wireless
11 1 (0.42%) DHCP
11 1 (0.42%) Ethernet
11 1 (0.42%) Intrusion Detection
11 1 (0.42%) TCP/IP
11 1 (0.42%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (6.33%) SQL Server
2 14 (5.91%) NoSQL
3 5 (2.11%) Relational Database
4 4 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (1.69%) MongoDB
5 3 (1.27%) Big Data
6 2 (0.84%) Hadoop
6 2 (0.84%) Power BI
7 1 (0.42%) Blockchain
7 1 (0.42%) DB2
7 1 (0.42%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.42%) MySQL
7 1 (0.42%) OLTP
7 1 (0.42%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (0.42%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 1 (0.42%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.42%) Qlik Sense
7 1 (0.42%) QlikView
7 1 (0.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 23 (9.70%) Jenkins
2 15 (6.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 13 (5.49%) Git (software)
4 12 (5.06%) Hudson
4 12 (5.06%) Vagrant
5 8 (3.38%) Octopus Deploy
5 8 (3.38%) Subversion
5 8 (3.38%) TeamCity
6 5 (2.11%) Cucumber
7 3 (1.27%) GitLab
7 3 (1.27%) Mockito
7 3 (1.27%) Rational Rose
7 3 (1.27%) SonarQube
7 3 (1.27%) Visual Studio
8 2 (0.84%) JIRA
8 2 (0.84%) JMeter
8 2 (0.84%) Protractor
8 2 (0.84%) Selenium
8 2 (0.84%) SoapUI
9 1 (0.42%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 40 (16.88%) Finance
2 26 (10.97%) Publishing
3 11 (4.64%) Retail
4 10 (4.22%) Manufacturing
4 10 (4.22%) Telecoms
5 5 (2.11%) Billing
6 4 (1.69%) Automotive
6 4 (1.69%) Marketing
7 2 (0.84%) French Language
7 2 (0.84%) German Language
7 2 (0.84%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.42%) Legal
8 1 (0.42%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 82 (34.60%) Architect
2 36 (15.19%) Solutions Architect
3 33 (13.92%) Analyst
4 15 (6.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 14 (5.91%) Enterprise Architect
5 14 (5.91%) Head of IT
6 13 (5.49%) HR Manager
6 13 (5.49%) Payroll Manager
6 13 (5.49%) Product Manager
6 13 (5.49%) Technical Architect
7 12 (5.06%) Business Analyst
8 11 (4.64%) IT Manager
9 10 (4.22%) Support Analyst
10 9 (3.80%) Developer
10 9 (3.80%) Digital Architect
11 8 (3.38%) IT Support
11 8 (3.38%) Senior Analyst
11 8 (3.38%) Senior Business Analyst
12 7 (2.95%) 3rd Line Support
12 7 (2.95%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (4.64%) AngularJS
2 9 (3.80%) Spring
3 8 (3.38%) React
4 7 (2.95%) .NET
5 6 (2.53%) HTML
5 6 (2.53%) Web Services
6 5 (2.11%) Dropwizard
6 5 (2.11%) jQuery
6 5 (2.11%) XML
7 4 (1.69%) ASP.NET
7 4 (1.69%) CSS
7 4 (1.69%) JSON
7 4 (1.69%) LAMP
8 3 (1.27%) Apache Camel
8 3 (1.27%) Elastic Stack
8 3 (1.27%) Node.js
8 3 (1.27%) REST
8 3 (1.27%) WireMock
9 2 (0.84%) HTML5
9 2 (0.84%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 30 (12.66%) Management Information System
2 27 (11.39%) Data Centre
3 26 (10.97%) CMDB
4 23 (9.70%) Self-Motivation
5 19 (8.02%) Analytical Skills
5 19 (8.02%) Computer Science
6 12 (5.06%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 12 (5.06%) NHS
7 7 (2.95%) IVR
8 6 (2.53%) Hybrid Cloud
9 4 (1.69%) Analytical Mindset
10 3 (1.27%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.84%) Augmented Reality
11 2 (0.84%) FMCG
11 2 (0.84%) Mainframe
12 1 (0.42%) Driving Licence
12 1 (0.42%) EPoS
12 1 (0.42%) iPad
12 1 (0.42%) Mobile App
12 1 (0.42%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 17 (7.17%) Windows
2 14 (5.91%) Windows Server
3 10 (4.22%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (3.38%) Linux
5 5 (2.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (1.69%) CentOS
6 4 (1.69%) Unix
7 1 (0.42%) AIX
7 1 (0.42%) Solaris
7 1 (0.42%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (21.52%) Project Management
2 47 (19.83%) Service Delivery
3 46 (19.41%) Stakeholder Management
4 45 (18.99%) Agile Software Development
5 41 (17.30%) Continuous Improvement
6 40 (16.88%) ITIL
7 34 (14.35%) Presales
8 30 (12.66%) PRINCE2
8 30 (12.66%) SIEM
9 29 (12.24%) Software Engineering
10 28 (11.81%) Due Diligence
10 28 (11.81%) High Availability
10 28 (11.81%) IT Governance
10 28 (11.81%) ITIL V3
10 28 (11.81%) Service Management
10 28 (11.81%) Technical Architecture
11 26 (10.97%) Gantt Chart
12 24 (10.13%) Decision-Making
12 24 (10.13%) DevOps
13 23 (9.70%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 26 (10.97%) Java
2 17 (7.17%) Python
3 15 (6.33%) Ruby
4 14 (5.91%) SQL
5 12 (5.06%) Go
6 6 (2.53%) C#
6 6 (2.53%) JavaScript
7 2 (0.84%) C
7 2 (0.84%) PHP
7 2 (0.84%) Scala
8 1 (0.42%) C++
8 1 (0.42%) Delphi
8 1 (0.42%) Java 8
8 1 (0.42%) Perl
8 1 (0.42%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.42%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.42%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.42%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 38 (16.03%) Degree
2 19 (8.02%) Computer Science Degree
3 18 (7.59%) CEH
3 18 (7.59%) CISSP
3 18 (7.59%) CompTIA Security+
3 18 (7.59%) ISEB
3 18 (7.59%) PMI Certification
3 18 (7.59%) PMP
4 7 (2.95%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (2.95%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (2.11%) CCNA
5 5 (2.11%) HND
5 5 (2.11%) MCSE
6 4 (1.69%) HNC
6 4 (1.69%) Master's Degree
6 4 (1.69%) MCITP
6 4 (1.69%) RHCE
7 3 (1.27%) AWS Certification
7 3 (1.27%) RHCSA
8 2 (0.84%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (12.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 22 (9.28%) GDPR
3 18 (7.59%) GPG13
4 15 (6.33%) QA
5 10 (4.22%) COBIT
5 10 (4.22%) SLA
6 8 (3.38%) PMO
System Software
1 29 (12.24%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (9.28%) Docker
3 12 (5.06%) Active Directory
4 10 (4.22%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.42%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.42%) iptables
5 1 (0.42%) Squid
5 1 (0.42%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 20 (8.44%) Kubernetes
1 20 (8.44%) Puppet
2 15 (6.33%) Ansible
2 15 (6.33%) Consul
2 15 (6.33%) Grafana
2 15 (6.33%) Graphite
2 15 (6.33%) Packer
2 15 (6.33%) Terraform
3 14 (5.91%) Docker Swarm
3 14 (5.91%) Opsview
4 13 (5.49%) Nagios
5 12 (5.06%) Opscode Chef
5 12 (5.06%) Salt
5 12 (5.06%) ZABBIX
6 3 (1.27%) Prometheus
7 1 (0.42%) rkt
7 1 (0.42%) SCCM
7 1 (0.42%) SELinux
7 1 (0.42%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.42%) WSUS
Vendors
1 30 (12.66%) Microsoft
1 30 (12.66%) VMware
2 20 (8.44%) Citrix
3 19 (8.02%) NetApp
4 18 (7.59%) CheckPoint
4 18 (7.59%) EMC
5 8 (3.38%) SAP
6 7 (2.95%) Avaya
7 5 (2.11%) Oracle
7 5 (2.11%) Red Hat
8 4 (1.69%) Cisco
9 3 (1.27%) Cadence
9 3 (1.27%) Sage
9 3 (1.27%) ServiceNow
10 2 (0.84%) Informatica
10 2 (0.84%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (0.84%) Splunk
10 2 (0.84%) Tableau
11 1 (0.42%) HP
11 1 (0.42%) Hyperion