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

Creative Thinking
UK > England
6 months to
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 343 501 495
Rank change year-on-year +158 -6 -27
Permanent jobs citing Creative Thinking 1,487 945 1,052
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.95% 0.57% 0.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.05% 0.62% 0.63%
Number of salaries quoted 773 605 819
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,100 £26,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,750 £75,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +7.95% +3.53%

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 142,245 151,854 166,844
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 91.07% 91.53% 90.92%
Number of salaries quoted 114,107 120,682 140,704
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,500 £27,750
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £78,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%

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 21 September 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 21 September 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 +129 651 £60,000 - 73
East of England +149 284 £42,500 -10.53% 34
South East +52 212 £55,000 +42.86% 36
North of England +31 134 £45,000 +16.79% 25
Midlands +101 131 £30,000 -29.41% 21
West Midlands +90 94 £30,000 -26.83% 9
North West +28 76 £45,000 +5.88% 16
South West -3 62 £45,529 +13.82% 15
Yorkshire +27 53 £47,750 +52.80% 8
East Midlands +8 43 £27,500 -36.42% 12
North East -25 5 £37,750 -20.69% 1
Creative Thinking
UK

For the 6 months to 21 September 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.

1 589 (39.61%) Finance
2 528 (35.51%) Agile Software Development
3 311 (20.91%) Problem-Solving
4 275 (18.49%) Analytical Skills
5 247 (16.61%) Degree
6 242 (16.27%) Software Engineering
7 241 (16.21%) SQL
8 234 (15.74%) JavaScript
9 231 (15.53%) Marketing
10 219 (14.73%) Analytics
11 204 (13.72%) Microsoft Azure
11 204 (13.72%) Microsoft
12 202 (13.58%) Retail
13 199 (13.38%) HTML
14 192 (12.91%) .NET
15 191 (12.84%) Project Management
16 168 (11.30%) E-Commerce
17 164 (11.03%) C#
18 161 (10.83%) Java
19 149 (10.02%) Oracle
19 149 (10.02%) User Experience
20 146 (9.82%) Scrum
21 144 (9.68%) CSS
22 143 (9.62%) DevOps
23 140 (9.41%) Mentoring
24 137 (9.21%) Microservices
25 132 (8.88%) OO
25 132 (8.88%) Google
25 132 (8.88%) Time Management
26 130 (8.74%) SQL Server

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 81 (5.45%) CMS
2 48 (3.23%) Sitecore CMS
3 35 (2.35%) Elasticsearch
4 30 (2.02%) Apache Spark
5 17 (1.14%) Apache Solr
6 16 (1.08%) SAS
7 15 (1.01%) SharePoint
7 15 (1.01%) WordPress
8 13 (0.87%) Confluence
9 12 (0.81%) Apache
9 12 (0.81%) WebLogic
10 11 (0.74%) MS Exchange
11 10 (0.67%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 10 (0.67%) Tomcat
12 9 (0.61%) IIS
12 9 (0.61%) Moodle
13 8 (0.54%) Marvel
13 8 (0.54%) OpenStack
14 6 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2010
14 6 (0.40%) JBoss
Applications
1 87 (5.85%) Microsoft Office
2 49 (3.30%) Microsoft Excel
3 30 (2.02%) Photoshop
4 29 (1.95%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 27 (1.82%) Microsoft Project
6 20 (1.34%) InVision
7 14 (0.94%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 9 (0.61%) Chatbot
9 7 (0.47%) Adobe Illustrator
10 6 (0.40%) MS Visio
10 6 (0.40%) SPSS
11 3 (0.20%) AutoCAD
12 2 (0.13%) Adobe After Effects
12 2 (0.13%) Adobe Premiere
12 2 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
12 2 (0.13%) UserZoom
13 1 (0.067%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 74 (4.98%) SAP Hybris
2 13 (0.87%) Oracle Retail
2 13 (0.87%) Payment Gateway
3 12 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
4 10 (0.67%) SDL Web 8
5 7 (0.47%) Remedy ITSM
6 5 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
7 4 (0.27%) Magento
8 3 (0.20%) Aareon QL
8 3 (0.20%) Academy Housing
8 3 (0.20%) Dynamics GP
8 3 (0.20%) MIS ActiveH
8 3 (0.20%) NetSuite
8 3 (0.20%) Northgate Housing
8 3 (0.20%) OPENContractor
8 3 (0.20%) OPENHousing
8 3 (0.20%) Orchard Housing
8 3 (0.20%) SAP PSCD
8 3 (0.20%) Servitor
9 2 (0.13%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 204 (13.72%) Microsoft Azure
2 128 (8.61%) Amazon AWS
3 49 (3.30%) AdWords
4 44 (2.96%) SaaS
5 33 (2.22%) Cloud Computing
6 27 (1.82%) Google Analytics
7 24 (1.61%) Office 365
8 22 (1.48%) GitHub
9 20 (1.34%) Google Cloud Platform
10 18 (1.21%) Serverless
11 16 (1.08%) IaaS
12 13 (0.87%) Amazon EC2
12 13 (0.87%) Amazon S3
13 11 (0.74%) Dynamics 365
13 11 (0.74%) MailChimp
14 10 (0.67%) AWS CloudFormation
15 9 (0.61%) PaaS
16 6 (0.40%) Azure Functions
16 6 (0.40%) Slack
16 6 (0.40%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 33 (2.22%) HTTP
2 23 (1.55%) NFC
3 20 (1.34%) Internet
4 19 (1.28%) Firewall
5 16 (1.08%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
6 14 (0.94%) SMS
7 12 (0.81%) WAN
8 11 (0.74%) SAN
9 10 (0.67%) Network Security
10 9 (0.61%) Broadband
10 9 (0.61%) MPLS
11 7 (0.47%) Skype
11 7 (0.47%) Wireless
12 6 (0.40%) Cisco ASA
12 6 (0.40%) Cisco IOS
12 6 (0.40%) DNS
12 6 (0.40%) Ethernet
12 6 (0.40%) VPN
13 5 (0.34%) DHCP
13 5 (0.34%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 130 (8.74%) SQL Server
2 84 (5.65%) NoSQL
3 61 (4.10%) Power BI
4 60 (4.03%) Blockchain
5 58 (3.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 48 (3.23%) Relational Database
7 47 (3.16%) Big Data
8 45 (3.03%) Apache Cassandra
9 42 (2.82%) Data Warehouse
10 41 (2.76%) MongoDB
10 41 (2.76%) MySQL
11 37 (2.49%) Hadoop
12 35 (2.35%) Amazon Redshift
13 21 (1.41%) Apache Hive
13 21 (1.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 19 (1.28%) Data Mining
14 19 (1.28%) DataStage
14 19 (1.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 18 (1.21%) PostgreSQL
16 17 (1.14%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 77 (5.18%) Git (software)
2 37 (2.49%) Jenkins
3 35 (2.35%) Selenium
4 22 (1.48%) JIRA
5 20 (1.34%) Protractor
6 19 (1.28%) Visual Studio
7 16 (1.08%) Maven
7 16 (1.08%) SoapUI
7 16 (1.08%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 15 (1.01%) Sonatype Nexus
9 11 (0.74%) SonarQube
10 10 (0.67%) NUnit
10 10 (0.67%) WebDriver
11 9 (0.61%) gulp
12 8 (0.54%) Bugzilla
13 7 (0.47%) Axure RP
13 7 (0.47%) Burp Suite
13 7 (0.47%) Metasploit
13 7 (0.47%) Team Foundation Server
14 5 (0.34%) Bitbucket
General
1 589 (39.61%) Finance
2 231 (15.53%) Marketing
3 202 (13.58%) Retail
4 85 (5.72%) Telecoms
5 67 (4.51%) Banking
6 37 (2.49%) Games
7 33 (2.22%) Retail Banking
8 31 (2.08%) Legal
9 24 (1.61%) Electronics
10 22 (1.48%) Billing
11 14 (0.94%) Advertising
12 12 (0.81%) Back Office
12 12 (0.81%) Publishing
13 11 (0.74%) Law
14 10 (0.67%) German Language
14 10 (0.67%) Investment Banking
15 9 (0.61%) Manufacturing
16 8 (0.54%) Local Government
17 6 (0.40%) French Language
18 4 (0.27%) Retail Finance
Job Titles
1 279 (18.76%) Developer
2 152 (10.22%) Architect
3 107 (7.20%) Consultant
4 105 (7.06%) Analyst
5 84 (5.65%) Solutions Architect
6 76 (5.11%) Delivery Manager
7 64 (4.30%) Software Engineer
8 63 (4.24%) .NET Developer
9 62 (4.17%) Project Manager
10 61 (4.10%) Technical Leader
11 60 (4.03%) Business Analyst
12 50 (3.36%) Senior Developer
13 49 (3.30%) Designer
13 49 (3.30%) E-Commerce Manager
14 47 (3.16%) Senior Consultant
15 43 (2.89%) Software Developer
16 42 (2.82%) Java Developer
17 41 (2.76%) Technical Manager
18 40 (2.69%) Senior Manager
19 39 (2.62%) Technical Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 199 (13.38%) HTML
2 192 (12.91%) .NET
3 144 (9.68%) CSS
4 100 (6.72%) Web Services
5 80 (5.38%) Node.js
6 77 (5.18%) Spring
7 69 (4.64%) React
8 68 (4.57%) AngularJS
9 63 (4.24%) HTML5
10 59 (3.97%) ASP.NET
11 46 (3.09%) ASP.NET MVC
12 40 (2.69%) jQuery
13 39 (2.62%) RabbitMQ
13 39 (2.62%) XML
14 37 (2.49%) ASP.NET Web API
15 34 (2.29%) .NET Core
16 32 (2.15%) REST
17 31 (2.08%) CSS3
17 31 (2.08%) Kafka
18 26 (1.75%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 275 (18.49%) Analytical Skills
2 149 (10.02%) User Experience
3 115 (7.73%) Fintech
4 111 (7.46%) Self-Motivation
5 89 (5.99%) Virtual Team
6 85 (5.72%) Computer Science
7 48 (3.23%) Management Information System
8 46 (3.09%) Social Media
9 29 (1.95%) Algorithms
10 23 (1.55%) Contactless
10 23 (1.55%) EMV
10 23 (1.55%) iPad
10 23 (1.55%) Mobile Payment
10 23 (1.55%) Smartcard
11 22 (1.48%) Graphic Design
11 22 (1.48%) Life Science
11 22 (1.48%) Mobile App
12 17 (1.14%) Data Protection Act
13 16 (1.08%) Client/Server
13 16 (1.08%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 88 (5.92%) Linux
2 59 (3.97%) Windows
3 40 (2.69%) Unix
4 35 (2.35%) Apple iOS
5 30 (2.02%) Android
6 16 (1.08%) Windows Server
7 8 (0.54%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (0.47%) Windows 7
9 6 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (0.40%) Windows 10
10 5 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
11 4 (0.27%) Oracle Linux
11 4 (0.27%) Solaris
11 4 (0.27%) Ubuntu
12 3 (0.20%) CentOS
12 3 (0.20%) Mac OS X
12 3 (0.20%) Windows Embedded Compact
13 2 (0.13%) Robot Operating System
14 1 (0.067%) Debian
14 1 (0.067%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 528 (35.51%) Agile Software Development
2 311 (20.91%) Problem-Solving
3 242 (16.27%) Software Engineering
4 219 (14.73%) Analytics
5 191 (12.84%) Project Management
6 168 (11.30%) E-Commerce
7 146 (9.82%) Scrum
8 143 (9.62%) DevOps
9 140 (9.41%) Mentoring
10 137 (9.21%) Microservices
11 132 (8.88%) OO
11 132 (8.88%) Time Management
12 130 (8.74%) Stakeholder Management
13 125 (8.41%) Strategic Thinking
14 119 (8.00%) Continuous Improvement
15 111 (7.46%) TDD
16 94 (6.32%) Coaching
17 90 (6.05%) Business Development
18 86 (5.78%) Business Intelligence
19 85 (5.72%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 241 (16.21%) SQL
2 234 (15.74%) JavaScript
3 164 (11.03%) C#
4 161 (10.83%) Java
5 112 (7.53%) Python
6 48 (3.23%) PHP
7 36 (2.42%) VB.NET
8 32 (2.15%) Java 8
9 29 (1.95%) PowerShell
10 28 (1.88%) C++
11 26 (1.75%) R
12 23 (1.55%) T-SQL
13 19 (1.28%) TypeScript
14 18 (1.21%) C
14 18 (1.21%) ES6
15 16 (1.08%) Perl
16 13 (0.87%) Scala
17 10 (0.67%) Ruby
18 9 (0.61%) Go
19 8 (0.54%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 247 (16.61%) Degree
2 32 (2.15%) Master's Degree
3 17 (1.14%) CISSP
3 17 (1.14%) Computer Science Degree
3 17 (1.14%) PMI Certification
4 15 (1.01%) Cisco Certification
5 14 (0.94%) CISM
5 14 (0.94%) PhD
5 14 (0.94%) Security Cleared
6 11 (0.74%) CCNP
7 10 (0.67%) CREST Certified
7 10 (0.67%) CRISC
8 9 (0.61%) DBS Check
8 9 (0.61%) PMP
9 8 (0.54%) CESG Certified Professional
9 8 (0.54%) CISA
9 8 (0.54%) Numerate Degree
10 7 (0.47%) CHECK Team Member
10 7 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
11 6 (0.40%) MCIPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 117 (7.87%) QA
2 37 (2.49%) PMO
3 21 (1.41%) SLA
4 16 (1.08%) PCI DSS
5 14 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 10 (0.67%) GDPR
7 7 (0.47%) Data Quality
8 4 (0.27%) COBIT
8 4 (0.27%) Cyber Essentials
9 3 (0.20%) Actionable Recommendations
9 3 (0.20%) COSO
9 3 (0.20%) ISO 26262
9 3 (0.20%) MISRA
10 2 (0.13%) GCP
10 2 (0.13%) IFRS
10 2 (0.13%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.067%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 1 (0.067%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 1 (0.067%) ISO 31000
11 1 (0.067%) JSP 440
System Software
1 79 (5.31%) Docker
2 30 (2.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (1.82%) Active Directory
4 7 (0.47%) KVM
4 7 (0.47%) QEMU
5 6 (0.40%) XenApp
6 5 (0.34%) Hyper-V
6 5 (0.34%) XenDesktop
7 3 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.13%) HDFS
8 2 (0.13%) vSphere
9 1 (0.067%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 69 (4.64%) Puppet
2 59 (3.97%) Opscode Chef
3 54 (3.63%) Ansible
4 33 (2.22%) Kubernetes
5 22 (1.48%) Terraform
6 18 (1.21%) EMC NetWorker
7 12 (0.81%) Nessus
8 8 (0.54%) SCCM
9 5 (0.34%) AirWatch
9 5 (0.34%) Aspera SmartTrack
9 5 (0.34%) Single Sign-On
10 3 (0.20%) cPanel
10 3 (0.20%) WSUS
10 3 (0.20%) XenMobile
11 2 (0.13%) FortiGate
11 2 (0.13%) HP Quality Center
11 2 (0.13%) McAfee ePO
11 2 (0.13%) Mesos
11 2 (0.13%) Microsoft Intune
11 2 (0.13%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 204 (13.72%) Microsoft
2 149 (10.02%) Oracle
3 132 (8.88%) Google
4 109 (7.33%) SAP
5 81 (5.45%) hybris
6 62 (4.17%) Sitecore
7 60 (4.03%) Twitter
8 53 (3.56%) Tableau
9 51 (3.43%) Adobe
10 47 (3.16%) ATG
11 43 (2.89%) IBM
12 42 (2.82%) Salesforce.com
13 39 (2.62%) VMware
14 32 (2.15%) Informatica
15 30 (2.02%) Talend
16 29 (1.95%) Facebook
17 28 (1.88%) Cisco
18 25 (1.68%) HP
19 23 (1.55%) Hyperion
20 19 (1.28%) Cloudera