Period
to 21 June 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 21 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

IT/Technology Strategy
England > West Midlands
6 months to
21 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 113 189 128
Rank change year-on-year +76 -61 +64
Permanent jobs citing IT Strategy 255 148 274
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.70% 1.51% 2.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.00% 1.67% 2.48%
Number of salaries quoted 190 100 181
West Midlands median annual salary £55,000 £55,413 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -0.75% -7.64% +9.09%
10th Percentile £37,500 £29,675 £37,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £81,825 £77,500
England median annual salary £67,500 £62,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year +8.00% -3.85% +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 8,489 8,847 11,042
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 89.79% 90.44% 89.57%
Number of salaries quoted 6,516 7,267 8,760
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -2.44% +2.50%
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £66,250 £61,250 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,500
% change year-on-year - +3.09% +2.11%

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 21 June 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 21 June 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 +72 140 £50,500 -17.55% 8
Warwickshire +13 31 £60,000 +7.48% 3
Coventry -2 25 £60,000 +15.38% 3
Staffordshire +15 17 £47,500 -13.64% 3
Worcestershire +32 13 £45,000 +44.00% 1
Shropshire +13 10 £46,944 -21.76% 2
Solihull +8 6 £80,000 +25.00% 1
Wolverhampton -13 5 - -
Herefordshire - 2 £52,500 -
IT Strategy
England

For the 6 months to 21 June 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 86 (33.73%) Project Management
2 79 (30.98%) Stakeholder Management
3 74 (29.02%) Finance
3 74 (29.02%) PRINCE2
4 70 (27.45%) ITIL
5 54 (21.18%) VMware
6 52 (20.39%) VMware Infrastructure
7 47 (18.43%) Firewall
7 47 (18.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 46 (18.04%) Continuous Improvement
9 45 (17.65%) Presales
10 43 (16.86%) Windows
11 38 (14.90%) Service Delivery
11 38 (14.90%) Line Management
12 36 (14.12%) SQL Server
13 35 (13.73%) Business Continuity
13 35 (13.73%) Technical Architecture
14 34 (13.33%) TOGAF
14 34 (13.33%) Disaster Recovery
15 33 (12.94%) Degree
16 32 (12.55%) Management Information System
16 32 (12.55%) Analytical Skills
17 31 (12.16%) Business Analysis
17 31 (12.16%) Active Directory
18 30 (11.76%) Zachman Framework
18 30 (11.76%) IPsec
18 30 (11.76%) Windows Server
19 29 (11.37%) Translating Business Requirements
19 29 (11.37%) SAN
19 29 (11.37%) LAN

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 28 (10.98%) MS Exchange
2 12 (4.71%) Apache
3 10 (3.92%) SharePoint
4 4 (1.57%) Apache Spark
5 3 (1.18%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.78%) SAS
6 2 (0.78%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.78%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.39%) ArcGIS
7 1 (0.39%) Confluence
7 1 (0.39%) WebLogic
Applications
1 8 (3.14%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.57%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.39%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.57%) Infor M3
1 4 (1.57%) Movex
2 3 (1.18%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.78%) Infor LN
4 1 (0.39%) MIS ActiveH
4 1 (0.39%) OPENHousing
4 1 (0.39%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.39%) SAP MII
Cloud Services
1 22 (8.63%) PaaS
2 21 (8.24%) IaaS
3 14 (5.49%) Amazon AWS
4 12 (4.71%) Microsoft Azure
5 9 (3.53%) Office 365
6 2 (0.78%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 2 (0.78%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.39%) Boomi
7 1 (0.39%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 47 (18.43%) Firewall
2 30 (11.76%) IPsec
3 29 (11.37%) LAN
3 29 (11.37%) SAN
4 28 (10.98%) VoIP
5 27 (10.59%) SSL
5 27 (10.59%) WAN
6 6 (2.35%) DNS
7 4 (1.57%) VPN
8 3 (1.18%) DHCP
8 3 (1.18%) FTP
8 3 (1.18%) HTTP
8 3 (1.18%) TCP/IP
9 2 (0.78%) AMQP
9 2 (0.78%) SMS
9 2 (0.78%) VLAN
10 1 (0.39%) DSL
10 1 (0.39%) Internet
10 1 (0.39%) MPLS
10 1 (0.39%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (14.12%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.53%) Relational Database
3 8 (3.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (2.75%) MySQL
5 6 (2.35%) MongoDB
5 6 (2.35%) NoSQL
6 4 (1.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (1.18%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (1.18%) Power BI
8 2 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.78%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.39%) Blockchain
9 1 (0.39%) DB2
9 1 (0.39%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.39%) GIS
9 1 (0.39%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.39%) OLTP
9 1 (0.39%) Qlik Sense
9 1 (0.39%) QlikView
9 1 (0.39%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 13 (5.10%) Jenkins
2 12 (4.71%) Git (software)
3 4 (1.57%) Maven
4 2 (0.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (0.78%) Hudson
4 2 (0.78%) Rational Rose
4 2 (0.78%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.39%) Subversion
General
1 74 (29.02%) Finance
2 21 (8.24%) Publishing
3 11 (4.31%) Banking
4 8 (3.14%) Automotive
5 7 (2.75%) Legal
5 7 (2.75%) Manufacturing
5 7 (2.75%) Retail
6 6 (2.35%) Billing
6 6 (2.35%) Financial Institution
6 6 (2.35%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.18%) Marketing
8 1 (0.39%) French Language
8 1 (0.39%) German Language
8 1 (0.39%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 57 (22.35%) Analyst
1 57 (22.35%) Architect
2 36 (14.12%) Solutions Architect
3 27 (10.59%) IT Manager
3 27 (10.59%) Support Analyst
4 23 (9.02%) Business Analyst
5 21 (8.24%) Network Analyst
6 20 (7.84%) Network Support
6 20 (7.84%) Network Support Analyst
7 18 (7.06%) Senior Analyst
7 18 (7.06%) Senior Business Analyst
8 15 (5.88%) Developer
9 10 (3.92%) IT Director
9 10 (3.92%) Project Manager
10 9 (3.53%) Business Manager
10 9 (3.53%) Digital Project Manager
10 9 (3.53%) HR Manager
10 9 (3.53%) Portfolio Manager
10 9 (3.53%) Product Manager
11 8 (3.14%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (5.49%) Web Services
2 13 (5.10%) .NET
3 10 (3.92%) Kafka
3 10 (3.92%) Spring
4 8 (3.14%) jQuery
5 7 (2.75%) CSS
6 6 (2.35%) AngularJS
6 6 (2.35%) HTML
6 6 (2.35%) JMS
6 6 (2.35%) JSON
6 6 (2.35%) RabbitMQ
7 5 (1.96%) React
8 4 (1.57%) FIX Protocol
8 4 (1.57%) RESTful
8 4 (1.57%) XML
9 3 (1.18%) Hibernate
9 3 (1.18%) HTML5
9 3 (1.18%) J2EE
9 3 (1.18%) LAMP
9 3 (1.18%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 32 (12.55%) Analytical Skills
1 32 (12.55%) Management Information System
2 28 (10.98%) Computer Science
3 25 (9.80%) Data Centre
4 23 (9.02%) Self-Motivation
5 21 (8.24%) CMDB
6 13 (5.10%) Fintech
7 9 (3.53%) Driving Licence
8 7 (2.75%) Public Cloud
9 6 (2.35%) Greenfield Project
10 5 (1.96%) VLE
11 4 (1.57%) Linux Command Line
11 4 (1.57%) Private Cloud
12 3 (1.18%) Mobile App
13 2 (0.78%) Analytical Mindset
13 2 (0.78%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 2 (0.78%) FMCG
13 2 (0.78%) NHS
14 1 (0.39%) EPoS
14 1 (0.39%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 43 (16.86%) Windows
2 30 (11.76%) Windows Server
3 27 (10.59%) Windows Server 2003
4 12 (4.71%) Linux
5 4 (1.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (1.18%) CentOS
6 3 (1.18%) VMS
7 1 (0.39%) AIX
7 1 (0.39%) Solaris
7 1 (0.39%) SUSE
7 1 (0.39%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (33.73%) Project Management
2 79 (30.98%) Stakeholder Management
3 74 (29.02%) PRINCE2
4 70 (27.45%) ITIL
5 46 (18.04%) Continuous Improvement
6 45 (17.65%) Presales
7 38 (14.90%) Line Management
7 38 (14.90%) Service Delivery
8 35 (13.73%) Business Continuity
8 35 (13.73%) Technical Architecture
9 34 (13.33%) Disaster Recovery
9 34 (13.33%) TOGAF
10 31 (12.16%) Business Analysis
11 30 (11.76%) Zachman Framework
12 29 (11.37%) Translating Business Requirements
13 28 (10.98%) Software Engineering
14 27 (10.59%) Network Design
15 26 (10.20%) Agile Software Development
15 26 (10.20%) Business Development
15 26 (10.20%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 21 (8.24%) Java
2 18 (7.06%) SQL
3 10 (3.92%) JavaScript
4 9 (3.53%) Python
5 8 (3.14%) C
6 5 (1.96%) Go
7 4 (1.57%) C#
8 3 (1.18%) Java 8
8 3 (1.18%) PHP
8 3 (1.18%) PowerShell
8 3 (1.18%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.78%) Bash Shell
9 2 (0.78%) C++
9 2 (0.78%) COBOL
9 2 (0.78%) Perl
9 2 (0.78%) Ruby
9 2 (0.78%) VB.NET
9 2 (0.78%) VBA
10 1 (0.39%) Delphi
10 1 (0.39%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 33 (12.94%) Degree
2 26 (10.20%) PMP
3 22 (8.63%) Computer Science Degree
4 21 (8.24%) ISEB
4 21 (8.24%) PMI Certification
5 19 (7.45%) CEH
5 19 (7.45%) CISSP
5 19 (7.45%) CompTIA Security+
6 8 (3.14%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (2.75%) MCSE
8 5 (1.96%) HND
9 4 (1.57%) CCNA
9 4 (1.57%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (1.57%) HNC
9 4 (1.57%) MCITP
10 3 (1.18%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 3 (1.18%) RHCE
11 2 (0.78%) DV Cleared
11 2 (0.78%) Master's Degree
11 2 (0.78%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (18.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 28 (10.98%) COBIT
3 22 (8.63%) PMO
4 17 (6.67%) GPG13
5 11 (4.31%) GDPR
6 6 (2.35%) QA
7 5 (1.96%) SLA
System Software
1 52 (20.39%) VMware Infrastructure
2 31 (12.16%) Active Directory
3 27 (10.59%) VMware ESXi
4 9 (3.53%) Docker
5 6 (2.35%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 3 (1.18%) iptables
6 3 (1.18%) Squid
7 1 (0.39%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.39%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (3.14%) Nagios
2 6 (2.35%) Ambari
2 6 (2.35%) logstash
2 6 (2.35%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (2.35%) Puppet
3 5 (1.96%) Docker Swarm
3 5 (1.96%) Kubernetes
4 3 (1.18%) Cacti
4 3 (1.18%) Kibana
4 3 (1.18%) SELinux
5 2 (0.78%) Ansible
5 2 (0.78%) Consul
5 2 (0.78%) Grafana
5 2 (0.78%) Graphite
5 2 (0.78%) Opsview
5 2 (0.78%) Packer
5 2 (0.78%) Salt
5 2 (0.78%) Terraform
5 2 (0.78%) ZABBIX
6 1 (0.39%) vRealize
Vendors
1 54 (21.18%) VMware
2 27 (10.59%) Microsoft
3 22 (8.63%) Citrix
3 22 (8.63%) NetApp
4 21 (8.24%) EMC
5 17 (6.67%) CheckPoint
6 7 (2.75%) Oracle
6 7 (2.75%) SAP
7 5 (1.96%) Dell
7 5 (1.96%) IBM
7 5 (1.96%) Salesforce.com
8 4 (1.57%) Red Hat
8 4 (1.57%) Veritas
9 3 (1.18%) Cisco
9 3 (1.18%) Splunk
10 2 (0.78%) AppDynamics
10 2 (0.78%) Infor
10 2 (0.78%) ServiceNow
10 2 (0.78%) SolarWinds
10 2 (0.78%) Veeam