Period
to 22 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Creative Thinking skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Creative Thinking over the 6 months to 22 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Creative Thinking
UK > England
6 months to
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 321 479 474
Rank change year-on-year +158 -5 +1
Permanent jobs citing Creative Thinking 1,644 998 1,181
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.02% 0.59% 0.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.12% 0.65% 0.69%
Number of salaries quoted 940 666 966
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £25,613 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £75,000 £72,500
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.27% -2.22%

Creative 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 England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 146,801 152,519 171,607
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 90.64% 90.73% 90.03%
Number of salaries quoted 118,100 123,356 144,576
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £78,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% -

Creative Thinking
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Creative Thinking as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Creative Thinking in England

Creative Thinking
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Creative Thinking in England.

Salary trend for Creative Thinking in England

Creative Thinking
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Creative Thinking in England over the 6 months to 22 July 2018.

Salary histogram for Creative Thinking in England

Creative Thinking
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Creative Thinking within the England region over the 6 months to 22 July 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
London +115 725 £61,500 +2.50% 72
East of England +168 294 £42,500 +6.25% 37
North of England +57 200 £42,500 +21.43% 17
South East +4 188 £55,000 +26.44% 23
Midlands +110 156 £30,000 -29.41% 14
North West +53 127 £42,500 - 10
West Midlands +113 106 £30,000 -28.14% 10
South West +17 71 £47,500 +18.75% 12
Yorkshire +23 64 £45,000 +44.00% 7
East Midlands +30 56 £32,500 -27.78% 4
North East -16 9 £42,500 +21.43%
Creative Thinking
UK

For the 6 months to 22 July 2018, IT jobs citing Creative 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 England region with a requirement for Creative Thinking.

1 650 (39.54%) Finance
2 539 (32.79%) Agile Software Development
3 332 (20.19%) Analytical Skills
4 330 (20.07%) Problem-Solving
5 287 (17.46%) SQL
6 276 (16.79%) Degree
7 261 (15.88%) JavaScript
8 260 (15.82%) Marketing
9 234 (14.23%) Software Engineering
10 224 (13.63%) Analytics
11 220 (13.38%) HTML
12 214 (13.02%) Retail
13 209 (12.71%) Microsoft
14 203 (12.35%) .NET
15 184 (11.19%) Java
16 183 (11.13%) Project Management
17 181 (11.01%) Microsoft Azure
18 168 (10.22%) Scrum
19 167 (10.16%) Oracle
20 164 (9.98%) C#
21 155 (9.43%) E-Commerce
22 146 (8.88%) Google
23 145 (8.82%) SQL Server
23 145 (8.82%) CSS
23 145 (8.82%) Python
24 140 (8.52%) User Experience
25 135 (8.21%) Self-Motivation
26 134 (8.15%) Stakeholder Management
27 130 (7.91%) DevOps
28 128 (7.79%) Mentoring

Creative Thinking
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 72 (4.38%) CMS
2 37 (2.25%) Elasticsearch
3 35 (2.13%) Sitecore CMS
4 30 (1.82%) Apache Spark
5 22 (1.34%) SAS
6 18 (1.09%) Apache
7 16 (0.97%) Confluence
8 14 (0.85%) Apache Solr
9 13 (0.79%) SharePoint
10 12 (0.73%) Tomcat
11 11 (0.67%) WordPress
12 10 (0.61%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 10 (0.61%) Drupal
13 9 (0.55%) Moodle
13 9 (0.55%) MS Exchange
14 8 (0.49%) OpenStack
15 7 (0.43%) IIS
15 7 (0.43%) WebLogic
16 6 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2010
17 5 (0.30%) nginx
Applications
1 79 (4.81%) Microsoft Office
2 75 (4.56%) Microsoft Excel
3 44 (2.68%) Photoshop
4 35 (2.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 26 (1.58%) Microsoft Project
6 18 (1.09%) Spreadsheet
7 17 (1.03%) Adobe Illustrator
8 13 (0.79%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 12 (0.73%) MS Visio
10 11 (0.67%) InVision
11 10 (0.61%) Chatbot
11 10 (0.61%) SPSS
12 4 (0.24%) AutoCAD
13 3 (0.18%) InDesign
14 2 (0.12%) Acrobat
14 2 (0.12%) Adobe After Effects
14 2 (0.12%) Adobe Premiere
15 1 (0.061%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 66 (4.01%) SAP Hybris
2 15 (0.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (0.91%) Payment Gateway
3 10 (0.61%) SDL Web 8
4 9 (0.55%) Oracle Financials
5 8 (0.49%) Oracle Retail
6 5 (0.30%) Aareon QL
6 5 (0.30%) Academy Housing
6 5 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
6 5 (0.30%) MIS ActiveH
6 5 (0.30%) Northgate Housing
6 5 (0.30%) OPENContractor
6 5 (0.30%) OPENHousing
6 5 (0.30%) Orchard Housing
6 5 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
6 5 (0.30%) Servitor
7 4 (0.24%) Oracle ERP
7 4 (0.24%) Sentinel
8 3 (0.18%) SAP MM
8 3 (0.18%) SAP PSCD
Cloud Services
1 181 (11.01%) Microsoft Azure
2 128 (7.79%) Amazon AWS
3 52 (3.16%) SaaS
4 51 (3.10%) AdWords
5 42 (2.55%) Cloud Computing
6 28 (1.70%) Google Analytics
7 22 (1.34%) GitHub
8 20 (1.22%) Office 365
9 19 (1.16%) Serverless
10 17 (1.03%) IaaS
11 16 (0.97%) MailChimp
12 14 (0.85%) Amazon EC2
12 14 (0.85%) Amazon S3
12 14 (0.85%) AWS Lambda
12 14 (0.85%) Google Cloud Platform
13 12 (0.73%) Dynamics 365
14 11 (0.67%) AWS CloudFormation
15 9 (0.55%) Amazon ELB
15 9 (0.55%) Slack
15 9 (0.55%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 40 (2.43%) Firewall
2 32 (1.95%) HTTP
3 23 (1.40%) NFC
4 21 (1.28%) Internet
5 20 (1.22%) Network Security
6 15 (0.91%) SMS
7 12 (0.73%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
7 12 (0.73%) SAN
8 11 (0.67%) WAN
9 10 (0.61%) Broadband
10 7 (0.43%) MPLS
10 7 (0.43%) Wireless
11 6 (0.36%) DNS
11 6 (0.36%) Skype
12 5 (0.30%) 5G
12 5 (0.30%) Cisco ASA
12 5 (0.30%) Cisco IOS
12 5 (0.30%) LAN
13 4 (0.24%) DHCP
13 4 (0.24%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 145 (8.82%) SQL Server
2 83 (5.05%) NoSQL
3 68 (4.14%) Power BI
4 62 (3.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 58 (3.53%) Relational Database
6 55 (3.35%) Big Data
6 55 (3.35%) MySQL
7 54 (3.28%) Blockchain
8 38 (2.31%) Data Warehouse
8 38 (2.31%) Hadoop
8 38 (2.31%) MongoDB
9 36 (2.19%) Apache Cassandra
10 30 (1.82%) PostgreSQL
10 30 (1.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 30 (1.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 28 (1.70%) Amazon Redshift
12 20 (1.22%) Apache Hive
13 19 (1.16%) RDBMS
14 18 (1.09%) BusinessObjects
15 15 (0.91%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 107 (6.51%) Git (software)
2 37 (2.25%) Jenkins
3 35 (2.13%) Selenium
4 32 (1.95%) JIRA
5 23 (1.40%) JUnit
6 22 (1.34%) Subversion
7 21 (1.28%) Mercurial
7 21 (1.28%) Protractor
7 21 (1.28%) Visual Studio
8 19 (1.16%) Maven
9 18 (1.09%) SoapUI
10 16 (0.97%) Sonatype Nexus
11 13 (0.79%) TestNG
12 11 (0.67%) SonarQube
13 10 (0.61%) Burp Suite
13 10 (0.61%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 9 (0.55%) Bitbucket
14 9 (0.55%) gulp
14 9 (0.55%) NUnit
15 8 (0.49%) Bugzilla
General
1 650 (39.54%) Finance
2 260 (15.82%) Marketing
3 214 (13.02%) Retail
4 97 (5.90%) Telecoms
5 69 (4.20%) Banking
6 46 (2.80%) Legal
7 34 (2.07%) Games
8 28 (1.70%) Retail Banking
9 26 (1.58%) Billing
10 24 (1.46%) Electronics
11 18 (1.09%) Advertising
12 15 (0.91%) German Language
12 15 (0.91%) Manufacturing
13 12 (0.73%) Publishing
14 11 (0.67%) Back Office
15 10 (0.61%) Law
16 6 (0.36%) Financial Institution
16 6 (0.36%) French Language
17 5 (0.30%) Investment Banking
17 5 (0.30%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 318 (19.34%) Developer
2 135 (8.21%) Analyst
2 135 (8.21%) Architect
3 110 (6.69%) Consultant
4 85 (5.17%) Solutions Architect
5 74 (4.50%) Business Analyst
5 74 (4.50%) Delivery Manager
6 67 (4.08%) .NET Developer
7 64 (3.89%) Java Developer
7 64 (3.89%) Software Engineer
8 56 (3.41%) Senior Developer
9 54 (3.28%) Project Manager
10 53 (3.22%) Designer
11 52 (3.16%) Senior Consultant
12 50 (3.04%) Software Developer
13 44 (2.68%) Technical Leader
14 43 (2.62%) Security Specialist
15 42 (2.55%) E-Commerce Manager
15 42 (2.55%) Technical Manager
16 39 (2.37%) Technical Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 220 (13.38%) HTML
2 203 (12.35%) .NET
3 145 (8.82%) CSS
4 125 (7.60%) Web Services
5 86 (5.23%) Spring
6 80 (4.87%) HTML5
6 80 (4.87%) Node.js
7 74 (4.50%) React
8 73 (4.44%) AngularJS
9 67 (4.08%) ASP.NET
10 50 (3.04%) REST
11 48 (2.92%) ASP.NET MVC
12 47 (2.86%) XML
13 45 (2.74%) JSON
14 42 (2.55%) jQuery
15 38 (2.31%) ASP.NET Web API
16 36 (2.19%) Hibernate
17 35 (2.13%) SOAP
18 32 (1.95%) RabbitMQ
19 31 (1.89%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 332 (20.19%) Analytical Skills
2 140 (8.52%) User Experience
3 135 (8.21%) Self-Motivation
4 128 (7.79%) Fintech
5 95 (5.78%) Computer Science
6 76 (4.62%) Virtual Team
7 57 (3.47%) Management Information System
8 56 (3.41%) Social Media
9 52 (3.16%) Mobile App
10 33 (2.01%) Life Science
11 27 (1.64%) Algorithms
12 24 (1.46%) Data Centre
12 24 (1.46%) iPad
13 23 (1.40%) Contactless
13 23 (1.40%) Data Structures
13 23 (1.40%) EMV
13 23 (1.40%) Mobile Payment
13 23 (1.40%) Smartcard
14 21 (1.28%) Graphic Design
15 17 (1.03%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 106 (6.45%) Linux
2 55 (3.35%) Windows
3 51 (3.10%) Apple iOS
4 41 (2.49%) Android
5 29 (1.76%) Unix
6 11 (0.67%) Windows Server
7 7 (0.43%) Ubuntu
8 6 (0.36%) CentOS
8 6 (0.36%) Windows 7
9 5 (0.30%) Amazon Linux
9 5 (0.30%) Windows 10
10 4 (0.24%) Mac OS X
10 4 (0.24%) Oracle Linux
10 4 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (0.24%) Solaris
10 4 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.061%) Debian
11 1 (0.061%) Kali Linux
11 1 (0.061%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 539 (32.79%) Agile Software Development
2 330 (20.07%) Problem-Solving
3 234 (14.23%) Software Engineering
4 224 (13.63%) Analytics
5 183 (11.13%) Project Management
6 168 (10.22%) Scrum
7 155 (9.43%) E-Commerce
8 134 (8.15%) Stakeholder Management
9 130 (7.91%) DevOps
10 128 (7.79%) Mentoring
10 128 (7.79%) Strategic Thinking
11 127 (7.73%) OO
12 125 (7.60%) Time Management
13 111 (6.75%) TDD
14 108 (6.57%) Continuous Improvement
15 104 (6.33%) Microservices
16 102 (6.20%) Business Development
17 100 (6.08%) Business Intelligence
18 89 (5.41%) SEO
19 88 (5.35%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 287 (17.46%) SQL
2 261 (15.88%) JavaScript
3 184 (11.19%) Java
4 164 (9.98%) C#
5 145 (8.82%) Python
6 54 (3.28%) PHP
7 39 (2.37%) VB.NET
8 33 (2.01%) C
8 33 (2.01%) T-SQL
9 32 (1.95%) R
10 30 (1.82%) PowerShell
11 28 (1.70%) Java 8
12 26 (1.58%) C++
13 24 (1.46%) ES6
14 16 (0.97%) TypeScript
15 15 (0.91%) Perl
15 15 (0.91%) Scala
15 15 (0.91%) VB
16 14 (0.85%) Ruby
17 13 (0.79%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 276 (16.79%) Degree
2 41 (2.49%) Master's Degree
3 35 (2.13%) CISSP
4 25 (1.52%) PMI Certification
5 22 (1.34%) HND
6 20 (1.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 16 (0.97%) Security Cleared
8 15 (0.91%) PhD
9 14 (0.85%) CISM
10 13 (0.79%) PMP
11 12 (0.73%) Cisco Certification
12 11 (0.67%) Computer Science Degree
13 9 (0.55%) CCNP
13 9 (0.55%) CREST Certified
13 9 (0.55%) DBS Check
14 8 (0.49%) CISA
14 8 (0.49%) CRISC
14 8 (0.49%) Numerate Degree
15 7 (0.43%) CESG Certified Professional
15 7 (0.43%) CHECK Team Member
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 107 (6.51%) QA
2 37 (2.25%) PCI DSS
3 35 (2.13%) PMO
4 28 (1.70%) SLA
5 27 (1.64%) Data Quality
6 11 (0.67%) GDPR
6 11 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (0.24%) COBIT
7 4 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials
7 4 (0.24%) WAI
8 3 (0.18%) Actionable Recommendations
8 3 (0.18%) COSO
8 3 (0.18%) ISO 26262
8 3 (0.18%) MISRA
8 3 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.12%) IFRS
10 1 (0.061%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 1 (0.061%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 1 (0.061%) ISO 31000
10 1 (0.061%) JSP 440
System Software
1 60 (3.65%) Docker
2 25 (1.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (1.22%) Active Directory
4 8 (0.49%) KVM
5 7 (0.43%) HDFS
5 7 (0.43%) QEMU
6 4 (0.24%) XenApp
6 4 (0.24%) XenDesktop
7 3 (0.18%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.12%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.12%) Shibboleth
8 2 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.061%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
9 1 (0.061%) Apache Flume
9 1 (0.061%) Snort
9 1 (0.061%) Xen
Systems Management
1 42 (2.55%) Puppet
2 35 (2.13%) Opscode Chef
3 34 (2.07%) Ansible
4 32 (1.95%) Nessus
5 28 (1.70%) Kubernetes
6 17 (1.03%) QRadar
7 11 (0.67%) Terraform
8 7 (0.43%) SCCM
9 5 (0.30%) AirWatch
9 5 (0.30%) Aspera SmartTrack
9 5 (0.30%) Single Sign-On
10 4 (0.24%) EMC NetWorker
10 4 (0.24%) WebInspect
11 3 (0.18%) cPanel
11 3 (0.18%) HP Quality Center
11 3 (0.18%) XenMobile
12 2 (0.12%) CASB
12 2 (0.12%) Microsoft Intune
12 2 (0.12%) NSN NetAct
12 2 (0.12%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 209 (12.71%) Microsoft
2 167 (10.16%) Oracle
3 146 (8.88%) Google
4 102 (6.20%) SAP
5 75 (4.56%) hybris
6 74 (4.50%) Tableau
7 70 (4.26%) Twitter
8 64 (3.89%) Adobe
9 50 (3.04%) Sitecore
10 46 (2.80%) Salesforce.com
11 43 (2.62%) IBM
12 39 (2.37%) ATG
13 35 (2.13%) Informatica
14 32 (1.95%) Talend
15 31 (1.89%) Facebook
15 31 (1.89%) McAfee
15 31 (1.89%) VMware
16 28 (1.70%) Cisco
17 27 (1.64%) Foundstone
17 27 (1.64%) Qualys