Period
to 14 December 2017

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 14 December 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

IT/Technology Strategy
England > West Midlands
6 months to
14 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 149 148 156
Rank change year-on-year -1 +8 +61
Permanent jobs citing IT Strategy 205 213 182
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.03% 1.91% 1.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.28% 2.14% 1.95%
Number of salaries quoted 120 121 134
West Midlands median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
10th Percentile £36,250 £36,250 £33,904
90th Percentile £75,500 £91,500 £79,625
England median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £61,000
% change year-on-year - +6.56% -2.40%

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 8984 9948 9312
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 88.99% 89.35% 87.69%
Number of salaries quoted 7213 7782 7700
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £41,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.61% +3.75% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £63,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 14 December 2017.

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 14 December 2017. 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 -9 96 £55,000 - 3
Shropshire +26 34 £55,000 +6.88%
Staffordshire +24 22 £47,500 -36.67% 2
Coventry +9 21 £60,000 +9.09% 3
Warwickshire +5 14 £50,000 +33.33% 2
Solihull -12 8 £67,500 +3.85%
Herefordshire +3 2 £50,000 -25.93%
Walsall -1 1 - -
IT Strategy
England

For the 6 months to 14 December 2017, IT jobs citing IT Strategy also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for IT Strategy.

1 71 (34.63%) Project Management
2 65 (31.71%) Stakeholder Management
3 61 (29.76%) Finance
4 60 (29.27%) Agile Software Development
5 51 (24.88%) ITIL
6 41 (20.00%) PRINCE2
7 39 (19.02%) Continuous Improvement
8 38 (18.54%) Technical Architecture
9 36 (17.56%) Analytical Skills
10 34 (16.59%) TOGAF
11 33 (16.10%) SAP
12 32 (15.61%) Business Analysis
12 32 (15.61%) Mentoring
13 31 (15.12%) SLA
14 30 (14.63%) Service Delivery
15 27 (13.17%) Programme Management
16 25 (12.20%) Management Information System
17 24 (11.71%) Performance Management
18 23 (11.22%) Firewall
19 22 (10.73%) Enterprise Architecture
19 22 (10.73%) SC Cleared
19 22 (10.73%) Security Cleared
19 22 (10.73%) Line Management
20 21 (10.24%) PMO
20 21 (10.24%) Microsoft Azure
20 21 (10.24%) TDD
20 21 (10.24%) Microsoft
21 20 (9.76%) CISSP
21 20 (9.76%) VMware
22 19 (9.27%) VMware Infrastructure

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 (4.39%) MS Exchange
2 6 (2.93%) Documentum
3 4 (1.95%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.46%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (0.98%) IIS
5 2 (0.98%) OpenEdge
5 2 (0.98%) Sonic ESB
6 1 (0.49%) Confluence
6 1 (0.49%) JBoss
6 1 (0.49%) Umbraco
Applications
1 5 (2.44%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.98%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 14 (6.83%) SAP MII
1 14 (6.83%) SAP MM
1 14 (6.83%) SAP PP
1 14 (6.83%) SAP PP-PI
2 11 (5.37%) SAP S/4HANA
3 5 (2.44%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.98%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 21 (10.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (8.78%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (5.37%) PaaS
4 8 (3.90%) IaaS
5 7 (3.41%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (1.95%) Office 365
7 3 (1.46%) SaaS
7 3 (1.46%) SuccessFactors
8 2 (0.98%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.98%) GitHub
9 1 (0.49%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 23 (11.22%) Firewall
2 14 (6.83%) LAN
3 13 (6.34%) WAN
4 11 (5.37%) SAN
5 10 (4.88%) Internet
6 9 (4.39%) IPsec
6 9 (4.39%) SSL
6 9 (4.39%) VoIP
7 6 (2.93%) DNS
7 6 (2.93%) SMS
8 4 (1.95%) TCP/IP
9 3 (1.46%) Wireless
10 1 (0.49%) NetScaler
10 1 (0.49%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (8.29%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (1.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 4 (1.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (1.46%) MySQL
4 3 (1.46%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (0.98%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.98%) DB2
5 2 (0.98%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (0.98%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (0.98%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.49%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.49%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.49%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 15 (7.32%) Jenkins
2 3 (1.46%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.98%) Selenium
4 1 (0.49%) CA Flowdock
4 1 (0.49%) InstallShield
4 1 (0.49%) JIRA
4 1 (0.49%) JMeter
4 1 (0.49%) Maven
4 1 (0.49%) MSI
4 1 (0.49%) NuGet
4 1 (0.49%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (0.49%) SoapUI
4 1 (0.49%) TeamCity
General
1 61 (29.76%) Finance
2 17 (8.29%) Manufacturing
3 8 (3.90%) Publishing
4 6 (2.93%) Legal
4 6 (2.93%) Marketing
4 6 (2.93%) Telecoms
5 5 (2.44%) Retail
6 3 (1.46%) Advertising
7 2 (0.98%) Law
8 1 (0.49%) Banking
8 1 (0.49%) German Language
Job Titles
1 62 (30.24%) Architect
2 53 (25.85%) Analyst
3 25 (12.20%) Solutions Architect
4 20 (9.76%) Business Analyst
5 18 (8.78%) Support Analyst
6 14 (6.83%) Business Systems Analyst
6 14 (6.83%) Technical Architect
7 13 (6.34%) Lead Architect
8 12 (5.85%) Head of IT
9 11 (5.37%) IT Manager
10 10 (4.88%) Portfolio Manager
10 10 (4.88%) Presales Manager
11 9 (4.39%) Head of Architecture
11 9 (4.39%) Security Analyst
12 8 (3.90%) 3rd Line Support
12 8 (3.90%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
12 8 (3.90%) Service Manager
13 7 (3.41%) Data Analyst
13 7 (3.41%) Lead Solutions Architect
14 6 (2.93%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (6.83%) SAPUI5
2 9 (4.39%) Middleware
3 7 (3.41%) Web Services
4 6 (2.93%) Elastic Stack
5 5 (2.44%) .NET
6 4 (1.95%) ASP.NET
7 3 (1.46%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 3 (1.46%) CSS
7 3 (1.46%) HTML
7 3 (1.46%) REST
7 3 (1.46%) SOAP
8 2 (0.98%) .NET Framework
8 2 (0.98%) AngularJS
8 2 (0.98%) Entity Framework
8 2 (0.98%) Hibernate
8 2 (0.98%) Java EE
8 2 (0.98%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 2 (0.98%) WCF
9 1 (0.49%) jQuery
9 1 (0.49%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 36 (17.56%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (12.20%) Management Information System
3 18 (8.78%) Public Cloud
4 14 (6.83%) Computer Science
5 10 (4.88%) Data Centre
5 10 (4.88%) Driving Licence
6 8 (3.90%) CMDB
7 2 (0.98%) CCTV
7 2 (0.98%) EPoS
8 1 (0.49%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.49%) Fintech
8 1 (0.49%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.49%) NHS
8 1 (0.49%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 18 (8.78%) Windows
2 13 (6.34%) Linux
2 13 (6.34%) Windows Server
3 9 (4.39%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (0.98%) Unix
4 2 (0.98%) Windows 7
4 2 (0.98%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.49%) Android
5 1 (0.49%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (34.63%) Project Management
2 65 (31.71%) Stakeholder Management
3 60 (29.27%) Agile Software Development
4 51 (24.88%) ITIL
5 41 (20.00%) PRINCE2
6 39 (19.02%) Continuous Improvement
7 38 (18.54%) Technical Architecture
8 34 (16.59%) TOGAF
9 32 (15.61%) Business Analysis
9 32 (15.61%) Mentoring
10 30 (14.63%) Service Delivery
11 27 (13.17%) Programme Management
12 24 (11.71%) Performance Management
13 22 (10.73%) Enterprise Architecture
13 22 (10.73%) Line Management
14 21 (10.24%) TDD
15 18 (8.78%) Coaching
15 18 (8.78%) Presales
15 18 (8.78%) Resource Management
16 17 (8.29%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 8 (3.90%) SQL
2 6 (2.93%) Java
3 5 (2.44%) C#
4 4 (1.95%) JavaScript
5 3 (1.46%) T-SQL
6 2 (0.98%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.49%) C
7 1 (0.49%) Python
7 1 (0.49%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 22 (10.73%) SC Cleared
1 22 (10.73%) Security Cleared
2 20 (9.76%) CISSP
3 15 (7.32%) Degree
4 11 (5.37%) CISM
5 10 (4.88%) CESG Certified Professional
5 10 (4.88%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (4.39%) CCNA
6 9 (4.39%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (4.39%) MCSE
7 8 (3.90%) Computer Science Degree
7 8 (3.90%) ISEB
7 8 (3.90%) PMI Certification
7 8 (3.90%) PMP
8 6 (2.93%) CEH
8 6 (2.93%) CompTIA Security+
9 4 (1.95%) GCIA
9 4 (1.95%) GCIH
9 4 (1.95%) SSCP
10 2 (0.98%) CITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (15.12%) SLA
2 21 (10.24%) PMO
3 18 (8.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 14 (6.83%) COBIT
5 11 (5.37%) GDPR
6 10 (4.88%) Cyber Essentials
7 6 (2.93%) GPG13
8 5 (2.44%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.49%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.49%) QA
System Software
1 19 (9.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (7.80%) Active Directory
3 13 (6.34%) Docker
4 9 (4.39%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (1.95%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (0.98%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.49%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 14 (6.83%) Puppet
2 13 (6.34%) Ansible
3 12 (5.85%) Terraform
4 6 (2.93%) Grafana
5 2 (0.98%) Nagios
5 2 (0.98%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.49%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.49%) SCCM
6 1 (0.49%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 33 (16.10%) SAP
2 21 (10.24%) Microsoft
3 20 (9.76%) VMware
4 12 (5.85%) Cadence
4 12 (5.85%) ServiceNow
5 10 (4.88%) Citrix
5 10 (4.88%) EMC
6 8 (3.90%) CheckPoint
6 8 (3.90%) Cisco
6 8 (3.90%) NetApp
6 8 (3.90%) Oracle
7 6 (2.93%) Pega
7 6 (2.93%) Splunk
8 4 (1.95%) JD Edwards
9 2 (0.98%) Aruba
9 2 (0.98%) Dell
9 2 (0.98%) HP
9 2 (0.98%) IBM
9 2 (0.98%) SonicWALL
9 2 (0.98%) webMethods