Period
to 16 February 2019

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 16 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Creative Thinking
UK > England
6 months to
16 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 387 484 496
Rank change year-on-year +97 +12 +9
Permanent jobs citing Creative Thinking 1,117 979 934
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.80% 0.59% 0.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.87% 0.65% 0.62%
Number of salaries quoted 605 602 714
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11% +5.88%
10th Percentile £30,000 £26,025 £29,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £87,275 £73,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +5.88%

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 128,329 151,276 151,276
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 91.73% 91.83% 91.32%
Number of salaries quoted 102,215 123,925 125,779
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,750 £28,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £80,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -

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 16 February 2019.

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 16 February 2019. 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 +68 606 £57,500 -4.17% 91
South East +105 199 £45,000 +28.57% 33
North of England +22 136 £45,000 - 34
North West +44 95 £46,192 +2.65% 24
Midlands +43 78 £42,500 +21.43% 36
West Midlands +60 68 £48,750 +8.33% 22
South West +56 54 £45,000 +12.50% 14
East of England +19 52 £50,500 +6.32% 25
Yorkshire +8 31 £38,850 -2.88% 8
North East +7 10 £39,500 -8.27% 2
East Midlands +1 10 £42,500 +21.43% 14
Creative Thinking
UK

For the 6 months to 16 February 2019, 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.

1 530 (47.45%) Agile Software Development
2 328 (29.36%) Problem-Solving
3 325 (29.10%) Finance
4 300 (26.86%) Software Engineering
5 267 (23.90%) Microsoft
6 263 (23.55%) Analytical Skills
7 260 (23.28%) Microsoft Azure
8 235 (21.04%) Degree
9 203 (18.17%) Java
10 192 (17.19%) SQL
11 186 (16.65%) C#
12 185 (16.56%) .NET
13 182 (16.29%) HTML
13 182 (16.29%) JavaScript
14 176 (15.76%) User Experience
15 164 (14.68%) Amazon AWS
16 163 (14.59%) Analytics
17 157 (14.06%) Project Management
18 152 (13.61%) Retail
19 148 (13.25%) CSS
20 146 (13.07%) E-Commerce
21 135 (12.09%) Marketing
22 125 (11.19%) Stakeholder Management
23 118 (10.56%) DevOps
24 116 (10.38%) Scrum
25 112 (10.03%) Oracle
26 109 (9.76%) SQL Server
27 103 (9.22%) Python
27 103 (9.22%) AngularJS
28 101 (9.04%) Business Analysis

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 92 (8.24%) CMS
2 37 (3.31%) SharePoint
3 34 (3.04%) Sitecore CMS
4 30 (2.69%) Apache Spark
5 20 (1.79%) Apache Solr
6 19 (1.70%) Skype for Business
7 18 (1.61%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 15 (1.34%) Elasticsearch
8 15 (1.34%) Kentico
8 15 (1.34%) Umbraco
9 14 (1.25%) Apache
10 12 (1.07%) Marvel
11 11 (0.98%) MS Exchange
11 11 (0.98%) Tomcat
12 10 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2010
12 10 (0.90%) IIS
13 9 (0.81%) EPiServer
14 8 (0.72%) WebSphere
15 7 (0.63%) OpenStack
16 5 (0.45%) WordPress
Applications
1 63 (5.64%) Microsoft Office
2 53 (4.74%) Microsoft Excel
3 25 (2.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 24 (2.15%) InVision
5 22 (1.97%) Microsoft Project
6 19 (1.70%) Photoshop
7 16 (1.43%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 15 (1.34%) MS Visio
9 13 (1.16%) Adobe Illustrator
10 4 (0.36%) SPSS
11 3 (0.27%) InDesign
11 3 (0.27%) UserZoom
12 2 (0.18%) OmniGraffle
12 2 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
13 1 (0.090%) Adobe After Effects
13 1 (0.090%) Flinto
Business Applications
1 46 (4.12%) SAP Hybris
2 18 (1.61%) Magento
2 18 (1.61%) SDL Web 8
3 13 (1.16%) Dynamics CRM
4 6 (0.54%) Oracle Retail
5 5 (0.45%) WebTrends
6 4 (0.36%) Dynamics NAV
6 4 (0.36%) NetSuite
6 4 (0.36%) SAP ERP
7 2 (0.18%) Aareon QL
7 2 (0.18%) Academy Housing
7 2 (0.18%) iTrent
7 2 (0.18%) MIS ActiveH
7 2 (0.18%) Northgate Housing
7 2 (0.18%) OPENContractor
7 2 (0.18%) OPENHousing
7 2 (0.18%) Orchard Housing
7 2 (0.18%) Servitor
7 2 (0.18%) Unit4 Business World
8 1 (0.090%) Distributed Ledger
Cloud Services
1 260 (23.28%) Microsoft Azure
2 164 (14.68%) Amazon AWS
3 43 (3.85%) Google Cloud Platform
4 38 (3.40%) Office 365
5 34 (3.04%) SaaS
6 32 (2.86%) Cloud Computing
7 29 (2.60%) PaaS
8 25 (2.24%) GitHub
9 13 (1.16%) IaaS
10 12 (1.07%) OneDrive
10 12 (1.07%) Serverless
11 9 (0.81%) Google Analytics
12 8 (0.72%) Azure Data Factory
13 7 (0.63%) Amazon S3
13 7 (0.63%) Apigee
13 7 (0.63%) Azure Functions
14 6 (0.54%) Force.com
14 6 (0.54%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
15 5 (0.45%) OpenShift
15 5 (0.45%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 35 (3.13%) HTTP
2 33 (2.95%) Internet
3 26 (2.33%) NFC
4 25 (2.24%) Skype
5 18 (1.61%) Firewall
6 10 (0.90%) DNS
6 10 (0.90%) SAN
7 9 (0.81%) WAN
7 9 (0.81%) Wireless
8 8 (0.72%) MPLS
9 6 (0.54%) CTI
9 6 (0.54%) Ethernet
10 5 (0.45%) NAS
10 5 (0.45%) Network Security
10 5 (0.45%) TCP/IP
10 5 (0.45%) Unified Communications
11 4 (0.36%) Intranet
11 4 (0.36%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
11 4 (0.36%) VoIP
11 4 (0.36%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 109 (9.76%) SQL Server
2 70 (6.27%) Big Data
3 58 (5.19%) Data Warehouse
3 58 (5.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 56 (5.01%) Blockchain
5 49 (4.39%) Relational Database
6 44 (3.94%) NoSQL
6 44 (3.94%) Power BI
7 39 (3.49%) Hadoop
8 32 (2.86%) Apache Cassandra
9 27 (2.42%) Apache Hive
10 26 (2.33%) HBase
11 25 (2.24%) MySQL
11 25 (2.24%) RDBMS
12 24 (2.15%) Apache Kudu
13 22 (1.97%) BusinessObjects
14 21 (1.88%) Amazon Redshift
15 20 (1.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 20 (1.79%) Star Schema
16 19 (1.70%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 55 (4.92%) Git (software)
2 41 (3.67%) JIRA
3 22 (1.97%) Jenkins
4 19 (1.70%) Selenium
5 16 (1.43%) Cucumber
6 15 (1.34%) gulp
7 14 (1.25%) Gradle
8 13 (1.16%) Subversion
8 13 (1.16%) Visual Studio
9 11 (0.98%) Axure RP
9 11 (0.98%) SoapUI
10 9 (0.81%) CocoaPods
10 9 (0.81%) fastlane
10 9 (0.81%) Mockito
10 9 (0.81%) Team Foundation Server
11 8 (0.72%) Grunt
11 8 (0.72%) Vagrant
12 7 (0.63%) Balsamiq Mockups
12 7 (0.63%) Rational DOORS
12 7 (0.63%) WebDriver
General
1 325 (29.10%) Finance
2 152 (13.61%) Retail
3 135 (12.09%) Marketing
4 76 (6.80%) Telecoms
5 70 (6.27%) Banking
6 38 (3.40%) Electronics
7 29 (2.60%) Games
8 28 (2.51%) Retail Banking
9 25 (2.24%) Back Office
10 23 (2.06%) Manufacturing
11 16 (1.43%) Advertising
12 15 (1.34%) Pharmaceutical
13 8 (0.72%) Aerospace
13 8 (0.72%) Arabic Language
13 8 (0.72%) French Language
13 8 (0.72%) Law
13 8 (0.72%) Legal
13 8 (0.72%) Portuguese Language
13 8 (0.72%) Spanish Language
14 7 (0.63%) Brand Awareness
Job Titles
1 277 (24.80%) Developer
2 138 (12.35%) Architect
3 131 (11.73%) Analyst
4 104 (9.31%) Solutions Architect
5 93 (8.33%) Business Analyst
6 91 (8.15%) .NET Developer
7 73 (6.54%) Designer
8 70 (6.27%) Consultant
9 68 (6.09%) C# Developer
10 51 (4.57%) Project Manager
11 46 (4.12%) UX Designer
12 45 (4.03%) Software Engineer
13 43 (3.85%) C# .NET Developer
14 40 (3.58%) Senior Consultant
14 40 (3.58%) Senior Manager
15 36 (3.22%) Senior Designer
16 34 (3.04%) Agile Business Analyst
16 34 (3.04%) Product Owner
17 33 (2.95%) Software Developer
18 32 (2.86%) Cloud Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 185 (16.56%) .NET
2 182 (16.29%) HTML
3 148 (13.25%) CSS
4 103 (9.22%) AngularJS
5 77 (6.89%) Node.js
6 71 (6.36%) Web Services
7 57 (5.10%) HTML5
7 57 (5.10%) Spring
8 52 (4.66%) jQuery
9 51 (4.57%) WCF
10 50 (4.48%) ASP.NET
11 46 (4.12%) RESTful
12 45 (4.03%) ASP.NET Web API
13 44 (3.94%) XML
14 42 (3.76%) React
15 41 (3.67%) CSS3
16 40 (3.58%) ASP.NET MVC
17 36 (3.22%) WinForms
18 35 (3.13%) REST
19 34 (3.04%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 263 (23.55%) Analytical Skills
2 176 (15.76%) User Experience
3 95 (8.50%) Fintech
4 89 (7.97%) Self-Motivation
5 66 (5.91%) Virtual Team
6 41 (3.67%) Management Information System
7 33 (2.95%) Social Media
8 26 (2.33%) Contactless
8 26 (2.33%) EMV
8 26 (2.33%) Mobile Payment
8 26 (2.33%) Smartcard
9 24 (2.15%) Cyberattack
10 23 (2.06%) Blog
10 23 (2.06%) Hybrid Cloud
11 22 (1.97%) Mobile App
12 20 (1.79%) Algorithms
13 18 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
14 14 (1.25%) Graphic Design
15 13 (1.16%) Data Centre
15 13 (1.16%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 74 (6.62%) Android
2 65 (5.82%) Apple iOS
3 61 (5.46%) Linux
4 48 (4.30%) Unix
4 48 (4.30%) Windows
5 26 (2.33%) Windows Server
6 9 (0.81%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (0.63%) Mac OS
7 7 (0.63%) Windows NT
8 6 (0.54%) Windows 10
9 4 (0.36%) Mac OS X
9 4 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.18%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.090%) Embedded Linux
11 1 (0.090%) Robot Operating System
11 1 (0.090%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 530 (47.45%) Agile Software Development
2 328 (29.36%) Problem-Solving
3 300 (26.86%) Software Engineering
4 163 (14.59%) Analytics
5 157 (14.06%) Project Management
6 146 (13.07%) E-Commerce
7 125 (11.19%) Stakeholder Management
8 118 (10.56%) DevOps
9 116 (10.38%) Scrum
10 101 (9.04%) Business Analysis
10 101 (9.04%) Presales
11 92 (8.24%) SDLC
12 90 (8.06%) Computer Science
13 89 (7.97%) Analytical Thinking
14 83 (7.43%) Business Development
15 80 (7.16%) Business Intelligence
16 74 (6.62%) MVC
16 74 (6.62%) TDD
16 74 (6.62%) User Stories
17 73 (6.54%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 203 (18.17%) Java
2 192 (17.19%) SQL
3 186 (16.65%) C#
4 182 (16.29%) JavaScript
5 103 (9.22%) Python
6 42 (3.76%) PHP
7 39 (3.49%) C++
8 37 (3.31%) VB
9 33 (2.95%) TypeScript
10 30 (2.69%) C
10 30 (2.69%) Java 8
11 27 (2.42%) VB.NET
12 23 (2.06%) R
13 18 (1.61%) Perl
13 18 (1.61%) PowerShell
13 18 (1.61%) Scala
13 18 (1.61%) VBA
14 13 (1.16%) ES6
14 13 (1.16%) T-SQL
15 12 (1.07%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 235 (21.04%) Degree
2 41 (3.67%) Security Cleared
3 29 (2.60%) SC Cleared
4 25 (2.24%) Computer Science Degree
5 18 (1.61%) CISSP
6 14 (1.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 13 (1.16%) CISM
7 13 (1.16%) CRISC
8 11 (0.98%) ACCA
9 10 (0.90%) CIMA
10 9 (0.81%) PhD
11 8 (0.72%) AWS Certification
12 7 (0.63%) CESG Certified Professional
12 7 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
12 7 (0.63%) PMI Certification
13 6 (0.54%) BPSS Clearance
13 6 (0.54%) CREST Certified
13 6 (0.54%) Master's Degree
14 5 (0.45%) CISA
14 5 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 80 (7.16%) QA
2 46 (4.12%) PMO
3 33 (2.95%) GDPR
4 17 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 15 (1.34%) SLA
6 12 (1.07%) PCI DSS
7 4 (0.36%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.18%) Actionable Recommendations
9 1 (0.090%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.090%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 38 (3.40%) Docker
2 21 (1.88%) Active Directory
3 19 (1.70%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (0.72%) Hyper-V
5 7 (0.63%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (0.27%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.27%) XenApp
7 2 (0.18%) Apache Flume
7 2 (0.18%) DFS Replication
7 2 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.18%) vSphere
8 1 (0.090%) Firmware
8 1 (0.090%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.090%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 26 (2.33%) Kubernetes
2 21 (1.88%) Puppet
3 20 (1.79%) Ansible
4 19 (1.70%) Opscode Chef
5 15 (1.34%) EMC NetWorker
6 8 (0.72%) Grafana
6 8 (0.72%) Graphite
7 7 (0.63%) SELinux
7 7 (0.63%) Terraform
8 5 (0.45%) BladeLogic
9 3 (0.27%) SCCM
10 2 (0.18%) CASB
10 2 (0.18%) Cisco CUCM
10 2 (0.18%) HP Quality Center
10 2 (0.18%) Nessus
10 2 (0.18%) Nmap
10 2 (0.18%) Oozie
10 2 (0.18%) Single Sign-On
11 1 (0.090%) Trend Micro Deep Security
11 1 (0.090%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 267 (23.90%) Microsoft
2 112 (10.03%) Oracle
3 78 (6.98%) SAP
4 77 (6.89%) Google
5 69 (6.18%) hybris
6 67 (6.00%) Adobe
7 56 (5.01%) Sitecore
8 50 (4.48%) Tableau
9 44 (3.94%) Salesforce.com
10 36 (3.22%) IBM
11 30 (2.69%) ATG
12 28 (2.51%) Informatica
13 26 (2.33%) Hyperion
14 23 (2.06%) HP
15 21 (1.88%) VMware
16 19 (1.70%) Interwoven
17 18 (1.61%) Elastic Path
17 18 (1.61%) Talend
17 18 (1.61%) Vertica
18 16 (1.43%) Cloudera