Period
to 20 August 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 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

IT/Technology Strategy
England > West Midlands
6 months to
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 106 166 138
Rank change year-on-year +60 -28 +18
Permanent jobs citing IT Strategy 244 167 244
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.69% 1.68% 2.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.99% 1.83% 2.26%
Number of salaries quoted 178 96 147
West Midlands median annual salary £60,000 £52,250 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.83% -9.13% +15.00%
10th Percentile £37,500 £32,500 £33,800
90th Percentile £82,500 £70,713 £77,500
England median annual salary £67,500 £62,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year +8.00% -3.85% +7.44%

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 8,170 9,112 10,779
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 90.22% 91.42% 90.14%
Number of salaries quoted 6,256 7,534 8,459
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,000 £24,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 August 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 August 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 +41 113 £50,000 -3.85% 9
Coventry +13 35 £60,000 +16.50% 7
Warwickshire +45 30 £60,000 +20.00% 3
Staffordshire +20 19 £47,500 -13.64% 4
Shropshire -9 16 £46,500 -11.43%
Worcestershire +24 9 £45,000 +28.57% 2
Herefordshire - 9 £40,000 - 2
Solihull +11 5 £80,000 +60.00% 1
Wolverhampton -9 2 - -
Wednesbury - 2 £32,000 -
IT Strategy
England

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 75 (30.74%) Project Management
2 61 (25.00%) ITIL
2 61 (25.00%) PRINCE2
2 61 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 56 (22.95%) Finance
4 51 (20.90%) Firewall
5 47 (19.26%) VMware
6 46 (18.85%) VMware Infrastructure
7 44 (18.03%) Service Delivery
7 44 (18.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 43 (17.62%) Continuous Improvement
9 41 (16.80%) Presales
10 40 (16.39%) Degree
11 37 (15.16%) Technical Architecture
11 37 (15.16%) Line Management
12 33 (13.52%) TOGAF
13 30 (12.30%) Zachman Framework
13 30 (12.30%) Business Development
13 30 (12.30%) Management Information System
13 30 (12.30%) Windows
14 29 (11.89%) Service Management
14 29 (11.89%) PMP
14 29 (11.89%) Software Engineering
14 29 (11.89%) Data Centre
14 29 (11.89%) SIEM
15 28 (11.48%) ITIL V3
15 28 (11.48%) Due Diligence
16 27 (11.07%) Customer Engagement
16 27 (11.07%) Computer Science
16 27 (11.07%) Information Security

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 20 (8.20%) MS Exchange
2 11 (4.51%) Apache
3 9 (3.69%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.82%) Apache Spark
4 2 (0.82%) CMS
4 2 (0.82%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (0.82%) IIS
4 2 (0.82%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.41%) Sitefinity
5 1 (0.41%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (1.23%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (1.64%) Infor M3
1 4 (1.64%) Movex
2 3 (1.23%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.82%) Sage 1000
4 1 (0.41%) HFM
4 1 (0.41%) MIS ActiveH
4 1 (0.41%) OPENHousing
4 1 (0.41%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.41%) SAP MII
Cloud Services
1 25 (10.25%) PaaS
2 24 (9.84%) IaaS
3 17 (6.97%) Amazon AWS
4 15 (6.15%) Microsoft Azure
5 8 (3.28%) Office 365
6 2 (0.82%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.41%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.41%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 51 (20.90%) Firewall
2 23 (9.43%) LAN
3 22 (9.02%) SAN
4 21 (8.61%) IPsec
4 21 (8.61%) VoIP
4 21 (8.61%) WAN
5 19 (7.79%) SSL
6 10 (4.10%) VPN
7 7 (2.87%) DNS
8 3 (1.23%) DHCP
8 3 (1.23%) TCP/IP
9 2 (0.82%) FTP
9 2 (0.82%) HTTP
9 2 (0.82%) Internet
9 2 (0.82%) Network Security
9 2 (0.82%) VLAN
10 1 (0.41%) DSL
10 1 (0.41%) Ethernet
10 1 (0.41%) MPLS
10 1 (0.41%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (9.43%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.87%) MySQL
3 6 (2.46%) MongoDB
3 6 (2.46%) NoSQL
3 6 (2.46%) Relational Database
4 4 (1.64%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.82%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.41%) Big Data
6 1 (0.41%) Blockchain
6 1 (0.41%) DB2
6 1 (0.41%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.41%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.41%) OLTP
6 1 (0.41%) Power BI
6 1 (0.41%) Qlik Sense
6 1 (0.41%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 12 (4.92%) Jenkins
2 9 (3.69%) Git (software)
3 8 (3.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 8 (3.28%) Hudson
3 8 (3.28%) Vagrant
4 4 (1.64%) Octopus Deploy
4 4 (1.64%) Subversion
4 4 (1.64%) TeamCity
5 3 (1.23%) Rational Rose
6 2 (0.82%) Visual Studio
General
1 56 (22.95%) Finance
2 24 (9.84%) Publishing
3 9 (3.69%) Automotive
4 7 (2.87%) Billing
4 7 (2.87%) Manufacturing
4 7 (2.87%) Telecoms
5 5 (2.05%) Legal
6 4 (1.64%) Banking
6 4 (1.64%) Financial Institution
6 4 (1.64%) Marketing
7 3 (1.23%) Retail
8 2 (0.82%) French Language
8 2 (0.82%) German Language
9 1 (0.41%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 60 (24.59%) Architect
2 43 (17.62%) Analyst
3 36 (14.75%) Solutions Architect
4 19 (7.79%) Business Analyst
4 19 (7.79%) IT Manager
4 19 (7.79%) Support Analyst
5 16 (6.56%) HR Manager
5 16 (6.56%) Product Manager
6 15 (6.15%) Head of IT
6 15 (6.15%) Senior Analyst
6 15 (6.15%) Senior Business Analyst
7 13 (5.33%) Network Analyst
7 13 (5.33%) Payroll Manager
8 12 (4.92%) Network Support
8 12 (4.92%) Network Support Analyst
9 11 (4.51%) Project Manager
10 10 (4.10%) Digital Project Manager
11 9 (3.69%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 8 (3.28%) Consultant
12 8 (3.28%) Enterprise Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.69%) .NET
2 8 (3.28%) Spring
3 7 (2.87%) jQuery
3 7 (2.87%) Web Services
4 6 (2.46%) AngularJS
4 6 (2.46%) JSON
5 5 (2.05%) CSS
5 5 (2.05%) HTML
5 5 (2.05%) React
6 4 (1.64%) Kafka
6 4 (1.64%) LAMP
6 4 (1.64%) LAPP Stack
7 3 (1.23%) HTML5
8 2 (0.82%) ASP.NET
8 2 (0.82%) Elastic Stack
8 2 (0.82%) Hibernate
8 2 (0.82%) J2EE
8 2 (0.82%) XML
9 1 (0.41%) XHTML
9 1 (0.41%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 30 (12.30%) Management Information System
2 29 (11.89%) Data Centre
3 27 (11.07%) Computer Science
4 26 (10.66%) Self-Motivation
5 24 (9.84%) Analytical Skills
5 24 (9.84%) CMDB
6 8 (3.28%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 5 (2.05%) Fintech
7 5 (2.05%) Greenfield Project
7 5 (2.05%) Public Cloud
8 4 (1.64%) Analytical Mindset
8 4 (1.64%) Driving Licence
9 2 (0.82%) Augmented Reality
9 2 (0.82%) FMCG
9 2 (0.82%) Linux Command Line
9 2 (0.82%) Mainframe
9 2 (0.82%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.82%) NHS
9 2 (0.82%) Private Cloud
9 2 (0.82%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 30 (12.30%) Windows
2 21 (8.61%) Windows Server
3 19 (7.79%) Windows Server 2003
4 11 (4.51%) Linux
5 5 (2.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (1.64%) CentOS
7 2 (0.82%) Unix
7 2 (0.82%) VMS
8 1 (0.41%) AIX
8 1 (0.41%) Solaris
8 1 (0.41%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (30.74%) Project Management
2 61 (25.00%) ITIL
2 61 (25.00%) PRINCE2
2 61 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 44 (18.03%) Service Delivery
4 43 (17.62%) Continuous Improvement
5 41 (16.80%) Presales
6 37 (15.16%) Line Management
6 37 (15.16%) Technical Architecture
7 33 (13.52%) TOGAF
8 30 (12.30%) Business Development
8 30 (12.30%) Zachman Framework
9 29 (11.89%) Service Management
9 29 (11.89%) SIEM
9 29 (11.89%) Software Engineering
10 28 (11.48%) Due Diligence
10 28 (11.48%) ITIL V3
11 27 (11.07%) Customer Engagement
11 27 (11.07%) Information Security
12 25 (10.25%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 19 (7.79%) Java
2 14 (5.74%) Python
3 11 (4.51%) SQL
4 10 (4.10%) Go
5 8 (3.28%) JavaScript
5 8 (3.28%) Ruby
6 4 (1.64%) Shell Script
7 3 (1.23%) C
8 2 (0.82%) C#
8 2 (0.82%) Java 8
8 2 (0.82%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.41%) Delphi
9 1 (0.41%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 40 (16.39%) Degree
2 29 (11.89%) PMP
3 25 (10.25%) Computer Science Degree
4 24 (9.84%) ISEB
4 24 (9.84%) PMI Certification
5 23 (9.43%) CEH
5 23 (9.43%) CISSP
5 23 (9.43%) CompTIA Security+
6 9 (3.69%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (2.87%) MCSE
8 5 (2.05%) CCNA
8 5 (2.05%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (2.05%) HND
9 4 (1.64%) HNC
9 4 (1.64%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 4 (1.64%) Master's Degree
9 4 (1.64%) MCITP
9 4 (1.64%) RHCE
10 2 (0.82%) CIMA
10 2 (0.82%) CIPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (18.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 21 (8.61%) GPG13
3 19 (7.79%) COBIT
4 15 (6.15%) PMO
5 11 (4.51%) GDPR
6 6 (2.46%) SLA
7 5 (2.05%) QA
System Software
1 46 (18.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (8.61%) Active Directory
3 19 (7.79%) VMware ESXi
4 13 (5.33%) Docker
5 4 (1.64%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 4 (1.64%) iptables
5 4 (1.64%) Squid
6 1 (0.41%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.41%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 14 (5.74%) Nagios
2 10 (4.10%) Docker Swarm
2 10 (4.10%) Kubernetes
2 10 (4.10%) Opscode Chef
2 10 (4.10%) Puppet
3 8 (3.28%) Ansible
3 8 (3.28%) Consul
3 8 (3.28%) Grafana
3 8 (3.28%) Graphite
3 8 (3.28%) Opsview
3 8 (3.28%) Packer
3 8 (3.28%) Salt
3 8 (3.28%) Terraform
3 8 (3.28%) ZABBIX
4 4 (1.64%) Ambari
4 4 (1.64%) logstash
4 4 (1.64%) SELinux
5 2 (0.82%) Cacti
5 2 (0.82%) Kibana
6 1 (0.41%) WSUS
Vendors
1 47 (19.26%) VMware
2 26 (10.66%) Citrix
3 25 (10.25%) NetApp
4 24 (9.84%) EMC
4 24 (9.84%) Microsoft
5 21 (8.61%) CheckPoint
6 8 (3.28%) SAP
7 7 (2.87%) Salesforce.com
8 6 (2.46%) Oracle
9 5 (2.05%) Red Hat
10 4 (1.64%) IBM
11 3 (1.23%) Cisco
11 3 (1.23%) Dell
11 3 (1.23%) Sage
11 3 (1.23%) Veritas
12 2 (0.82%) Cadence
12 2 (0.82%) ServiceNow
12 2 (0.82%) Splunk
12 2 (0.82%) Veeam
13 1 (0.41%) Tableau