Period
to 16 January 2022

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for Critical Thinking skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Critical Thinking over the 6 months to 16 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Critical Thinking
Central London > City of London
6 months to
16 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 222 201 231
Rank change year-on-year -21 +30 +78
Permanent jobs citing Critical Thinking 33 15 77
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 0.55% 0.35% 0.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.59% 0.37% 0.89%
Number of salaries quoted 26 15 66
10th Percentile £44,750 £43,500 £39,750
25th Percentile £49,375 £53,750 £47,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £67,500 £77,500 £73,750
Median % change year-on-year -12.90% +5.08% +13.46%
75th Percentile £87,188 £81,875 £115,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £85,500 £122,500
Central London median annual salary £62,500 £77,500 £73,750
% change year-on-year -19.35% +5.08% +13.46%

Critical Thinking 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 City of London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
City of London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 5,639 4,041 8,618
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 93.59% 95.19% 94.11%
Number of salaries quoted 5,015 3,555 7,529
10th Percentile £43,750 £45,000 £38,200
25th Percentile £56,250 £55,000 £51,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £72,500 £70,000 £67,500
Median % change year-on-year +3.57% +3.70% +3.85%
75th Percentile £92,500 £87,500 £82,500
90th Percentile £110,000 £105,000 £100,000
Central London median annual salary £70,000 £70,000 £66,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.31%

Critical Thinking
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Critical Thinking as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Critical Thinking in the City of London

Critical Thinking
Salary Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Critical Thinking in the City of London.

Salary trend for Critical Thinking in the City of London

Critical Thinking
Salary Histogram in the City of London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Critical Thinking in the City of London over the 6 months to 16 January 2022.

Salary histogram for Critical Thinking in the City of London

For the 6 months to 16 January 2022, IT jobs citing Critical Thinking 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 City of London region with a requirement for Critical Thinking.

1 25 (75.76%) Problem-Solving
2 17 (51.52%) Finance
3 16 (48.48%) SQL
4 14 (42.42%) Business Intelligence
5 13 (39.39%) Social Skills
6 12 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
7 11 (33.33%) Power BI
7 11 (33.33%) Power Platform
8 10 (30.30%) Analytical Thinking
8 10 (30.30%) Fintech
8 10 (30.30%) Data Warehouse
9 9 (27.27%) ETL
9 9 (27.27%) CRM
9 9 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (27.27%) Snowflake
10 8 (24.24%) Degree
10 8 (24.24%) ERP
11 7 (21.21%) Microsoft
11 7 (21.21%) Retail
11 7 (21.21%) Computer Science
11 7 (21.21%) Decision-Making
12 6 (18.18%) Epics
12 6 (18.18%) Dynamics 365
12 6 (18.18%) PowerApps
12 6 (18.18%) Matillion
12 6 (18.18%) ETL Development
12 6 (18.18%) SnapLogic
12 6 (18.18%) Relational Database
12 6 (18.18%) Data Governance
12 6 (18.18%) Talend

Critical Thinking
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 1 (3.03%) Apache Pig
1 1 (3.03%) Apache Spark
1 1 (3.03%) Confluence
1 1 (3.03%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (12.12%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (12.12%) MS Visio
2 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (3.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (3.03%) Bloomberg TOMS
Cloud Services
1 11 (33.33%) Power Platform
2 9 (27.27%) Snowflake
3 6 (18.18%) Dynamics 365
3 6 (18.18%) Matillion
3 6 (18.18%) PowerApps
4 5 (15.15%) Azure
5 4 (12.12%) Microsoft 365
6 3 (9.09%) dbt
6 3 (9.09%) Fivetran
7 2 (6.06%) GCP
8 1 (3.03%) AWS
8 1 (3.03%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (3.03%) Azure Synapse Analytics
8 1 (3.03%) Figma
8 1 (3.03%) GitHub
8 1 (3.03%) Google Sheets
8 1 (3.03%) Lucidchart
8 1 (3.03%) SaaS
8 1 (3.03%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.03%) Internet
1 1 (3.03%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (33.33%) Power BI
2 10 (30.30%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (18.18%) Relational Database
3 6 (18.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (15.15%) Tableau
5 3 (9.09%) Amazon Redshift
5 3 (9.09%) Looker
6 2 (6.06%) Big Data
6 2 (6.06%) Sisense
6 2 (6.06%) Snowflake Schema
7 1 (3.03%) Apache Hive
7 1 (3.03%) BigQuery
7 1 (3.03%) Blockchain
7 1 (3.03%) Data Mining
7 1 (3.03%) Hadoop
7 1 (3.03%) Mahout
7 1 (3.03%) NoSQL
7 1 (3.03%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (12.12%) JIRA
2 3 (9.09%) GitLab
3 1 (3.03%) Balsamiq
3 1 (3.03%) Bitbucket
3 1 (3.03%) Gradle
3 1 (3.03%) IntelliJ
3 1 (3.03%) Jenkins
General
1 17 (51.52%) Finance
2 13 (39.39%) Social Skills
3 12 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (21.21%) Retail
5 5 (15.15%) Banking
5 5 (15.15%) Legal
6 3 (9.09%) Manufacturing
7 2 (6.06%) Documentation Skills
7 2 (6.06%) Investment Banking
7 2 (6.06%) Marketing
7 2 (6.06%) Organisational Skills
7 2 (6.06%) Presentation Skills
8 1 (3.03%) Back Office
8 1 (3.03%) Billing
8 1 (3.03%) Front Office
8 1 (3.03%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 1 (3.03%) Retail Finance
Job Titles
1 17 (51.52%) Analyst
2 9 (27.27%) Business Analyst
3 8 (24.24%) Developer
4 6 (18.18%) Cloud Developer
4 6 (18.18%) ETL Developer
5 4 (12.12%) Business Systems Analyst
5 4 (12.12%) Systems Analyst
6 3 (9.09%) Insurance Business Analyst
7 2 (6.06%) Applications Support
7 2 (6.06%) Data Analyst
7 2 (6.06%) Data Engineer
7 2 (6.06%) IT Analyst
7 2 (6.06%) Senior Developer
7 2 (6.06%) Support Analyst
8 1 (3.03%) Big Data Architect
8 1 (3.03%) Big Data Solutions Architect
8 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Consultant
8 1 (3.03%) Product Owner
8 1 (3.03%) Senior Android Developer
8 1 (3.03%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.09%) JSON
2 2 (6.06%) PySpark
2 2 (6.06%) REST
3 1 (3.03%) Android SDK
3 1 (3.03%) GraphQL
3 1 (3.03%) HTML
3 1 (3.03%) iOS SDK
3 1 (3.03%) Kafka
3 1 (3.03%) Spring
3 1 (3.03%) XHTML
3 1 (3.03%) XML
3 1 (3.03%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.09%) e-Learning
2 2 (6.06%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.03%) Algorithms
3 1 (3.03%) CMDB
3 1 (3.03%) Data Structures
3 1 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.03%) Public Cloud
3 1 (3.03%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (3.03%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.06%) Linux
2 1 (3.03%) Android
2 1 (3.03%) Apple iOS
2 1 (3.03%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (75.76%) Problem-Solving
2 14 (42.42%) Business Intelligence
3 10 (30.30%) Analytical Thinking
3 10 (30.30%) Fintech
4 9 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (27.27%) CRM
4 9 (27.27%) ETL
5 8 (24.24%) ERP
6 7 (21.21%) Computer Science
6 7 (21.21%) Decision-Making
7 6 (18.18%) Business Analysis
7 6 (18.18%) Change Management
7 6 (18.18%) Data Governance
7 6 (18.18%) Data Modelling
7 6 (18.18%) Epics
7 6 (18.18%) ETL Development
7 6 (18.18%) Kimball Methodology
8 5 (15.15%) Data Science
8 5 (15.15%) User Stories
9 4 (12.12%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 16 (48.48%) SQL
2 5 (15.15%) Python
3 2 (6.06%) R
3 2 (6.06%) Scala
4 1 (3.03%) Java
4 1 (3.03%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 8 (24.24%) Degree
2 4 (12.12%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (3.03%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) GDPR
Systems Management
1 3 (9.09%) Terraform
2 1 (3.03%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 7 (21.21%) Microsoft
2 6 (18.18%) Informatica
2 6 (18.18%) SnapLogic
2 6 (18.18%) Talend
3 3 (9.09%) Databricks
4 1 (3.03%) Bloomberg
4 1 (3.03%) Cadence
4 1 (3.03%) Google