Period
to 18 November 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 18 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Creative Thinking
UK > England
6 months to
18 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 382 490 502
Rank change year-on-year +108 +12 -25
Permanent jobs citing Creative Thinking 1,233 966 971
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.82% 0.58% 0.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.90% 0.63% 0.60%
Number of salaries quoted 674 558 760
England median annual salary £50,083 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.17% +11.11% +5.88%
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £83,750 £75,000
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 136,482 153,576 162,968
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 91.20% 91.49% 90.94%
Number of salaries quoted 109,488 122,315 136,806
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,500 £28,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £80,000
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 18 November 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 18 November 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 +121 656 £57,500 -4.17% 82
South East +65 181 £52,500 +50.00% 31
East of England +84 134 £42,500 -10.53% 25
North of England -9 123 £46,360 +13.07% 37
North West +36 84 £46,192 +8.69% 26
Midlands +49 75 £30,000 -14.29% 20
West Midlands +78 62 £30,000 -11.11% 12
South West +49 55 £40,000 +8.11% 11
Yorkshire -13 36 £50,000 +42.86% 9
East Midlands -14 16 £27,500 -21.43% 8
North East -17 3 £36,500 -15.24% 2
Creative Thinking
UK

For the 6 months to 18 November 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.

1 513 (41.61%) Agile Software Development
2 412 (33.41%) Finance
3 290 (23.52%) Problem-Solving
4 276 (22.38%) Software Engineering
5 253 (20.52%) Analytical Skills
6 233 (18.90%) Degree
7 218 (17.68%) Microsoft Azure
8 213 (17.27%) JavaScript
9 212 (17.19%) Microsoft
9 212 (17.19%) Project Management
10 211 (17.11%) SQL
11 197 (15.98%) HTML
12 185 (15.00%) Java
13 182 (14.76%) Analytics
14 180 (14.60%) Marketing
15 164 (13.30%) Retail
16 162 (13.14%) .NET
17 156 (12.65%) E-Commerce
18 151 (12.25%) User Experience
19 148 (12.00%) CSS
20 145 (11.76%) DevOps
21 143 (11.60%) Fintech
21 143 (11.60%) C#
21 143 (11.60%) Amazon AWS
22 139 (11.27%) Oracle
23 136 (11.03%) Stakeholder Management
24 124 (10.06%) Scrum
25 116 (9.41%) Strategic Thinking
26 114 (9.25%) Mentoring
27 109 (8.84%) Python

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 79 (6.41%) CMS
2 44 (3.57%) Sitecore CMS
3 32 (2.60%) Apache Spark
4 26 (2.11%) Elasticsearch
5 24 (1.95%) SharePoint
6 21 (1.70%) Apache Solr
7 15 (1.22%) Apache
7 15 (1.22%) MS Exchange
8 14 (1.14%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 14 (1.14%) Tomcat
9 13 (1.05%) IIS
9 13 (1.05%) SAS
10 12 (0.97%) Marvel
10 12 (0.97%) Skype for Business
11 10 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2010
11 10 (0.81%) WebLogic
12 9 (0.73%) Kentico
12 9 (0.73%) Umbraco
12 9 (0.73%) WordPress
13 8 (0.65%) Confluence
Applications
1 77 (6.24%) Microsoft Office
2 37 (3.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 27 (2.19%) Microsoft Project
4 24 (1.95%) InVision
5 19 (1.54%) Photoshop
6 18 (1.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 15 (1.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 14 (1.14%) MS Visio
9 9 (0.73%) Adobe Illustrator
10 7 (0.57%) SPSS
11 4 (0.32%) InDesign
12 3 (0.24%) Adobe After Effects
12 3 (0.24%) UserZoom
13 2 (0.16%) Adobe Premiere
13 2 (0.16%) AutoCAD
13 2 (0.16%) OmniGraffle
14 1 (0.081%) Flinto
Business Applications
1 68 (5.52%) SAP Hybris
2 14 (1.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (1.14%) SDL Web 8
3 12 (0.97%) Oracle Retail
4 9 (0.73%) Magento
5 8 (0.65%) Payment Gateway
6 5 (0.41%) Dynamics NAV
7 4 (0.32%) NetSuite
7 4 (0.32%) WebTrends
8 3 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
9 2 (0.16%) JDE OneWorld
9 2 (0.16%) Oracle Financials
9 2 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
9 2 (0.16%) SAP MDG
10 1 (0.081%) Aareon QL
10 1 (0.081%) Distributed Ledger
10 1 (0.081%) MIS ActiveH
10 1 (0.081%) OPENContractor
10 1 (0.081%) OPENHousing
10 1 (0.081%) Orchard Housing
Cloud Services
1 218 (17.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 143 (11.60%) Amazon AWS
3 36 (2.92%) SaaS
4 35 (2.84%) Google Cloud Platform
5 31 (2.51%) Office 365
6 30 (2.43%) Cloud Computing
7 24 (1.95%) GitHub
7 24 (1.95%) Google Analytics
8 20 (1.62%) AdWords
9 16 (1.30%) Serverless
10 13 (1.05%) Amazon S3
11 11 (0.89%) PaaS
12 10 (0.81%) Amazon EC2
13 8 (0.65%) Dynamics 365
13 8 (0.65%) IaaS
14 7 (0.57%) Apigee
14 7 (0.57%) Azure Data Factory
14 7 (0.57%) Azure Functions
14 7 (0.57%) Slack
14 7 (0.57%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 34 (2.76%) HTTP
2 25 (2.03%) NFC
3 22 (1.78%) Firewall
3 22 (1.78%) Internet
4 16 (1.30%) SAN
5 15 (1.22%) Skype
6 14 (1.14%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
7 12 (0.97%) WAN
8 10 (0.81%) MPLS
9 9 (0.73%) Network Security
10 8 (0.65%) Wireless
11 7 (0.57%) DNS
11 7 (0.57%) VPN
12 6 (0.49%) CTI
12 6 (0.49%) Ethernet
12 6 (0.49%) VoIP
13 5 (0.41%) NetScaler
14 4 (0.32%) BGP
14 4 (0.32%) Broadband
14 4 (0.32%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 101 (8.19%) SQL Server
2 67 (5.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 66 (5.35%) Big Data
4 64 (5.19%) Blockchain
5 62 (5.03%) NoSQL
6 59 (4.79%) Data Warehouse
7 55 (4.46%) Power BI
8 48 (3.89%) Relational Database
9 44 (3.57%) Apache Cassandra
10 42 (3.41%) Hadoop
11 37 (3.00%) MongoDB
12 33 (2.68%) Amazon Redshift
13 31 (2.51%) MySQL
14 27 (2.19%) Apache Hive
15 23 (1.87%) HBase
16 22 (1.78%) BusinessObjects
16 22 (1.78%) Data Mining
16 22 (1.78%) RDBMS
17 20 (1.62%) DataStage
17 20 (1.62%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 57 (4.62%) Git (software)
2 36 (2.92%) Jenkins
3 35 (2.84%) JIRA
4 21 (1.70%) Selenium
5 15 (1.22%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 15 (1.22%) Visual Studio
6 12 (0.97%) Axure RP
6 12 (0.97%) Protractor
6 12 (0.97%) SoapUI
7 11 (0.89%) Maven
8 10 (0.81%) gulp
8 10 (0.81%) Sonatype Nexus
8 10 (0.81%) Subversion
9 9 (0.73%) NUnit
10 7 (0.57%) Balsamiq Mockups
10 7 (0.57%) WebDriver
11 6 (0.49%) Bitbucket
11 6 (0.49%) JSUnit
12 5 (0.41%) CircleCI
12 5 (0.41%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 412 (33.41%) Finance
2 180 (14.60%) Marketing
3 164 (13.30%) Retail
4 69 (5.60%) Telecoms
5 62 (5.03%) Banking
6 34 (2.76%) Games
7 32 (2.60%) Retail Banking
8 28 (2.27%) Electronics
9 26 (2.11%) Billing
10 20 (1.62%) Back Office
11 18 (1.46%) Advertising
12 16 (1.30%) Manufacturing
13 15 (1.22%) Legal
14 12 (0.97%) Law
15 11 (0.89%) Publishing
16 10 (0.81%) Investment Banking
17 8 (0.65%) Local Government
18 5 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
19 4 (0.32%) Automotive
19 4 (0.32%) French Language
Job Titles
1 257 (20.84%) Developer
2 151 (12.25%) Architect
3 100 (8.11%) Analyst
4 93 (7.54%) Consultant
5 89 (7.22%) Solutions Architect
6 68 (5.52%) Project Manager
7 65 (5.27%) Business Analyst
8 63 (5.11%) Software Engineer
9 60 (4.87%) .NET Developer
9 60 (4.87%) Designer
10 53 (4.30%) Delivery Manager
11 49 (3.97%) Senior Consultant
12 41 (3.33%) C# Developer
13 40 (3.24%) Senior Developer
13 40 (3.24%) Technical Leader
13 40 (3.24%) UX Designer
14 35 (2.84%) E-Commerce Manager
15 33 (2.68%) Senior Manager
16 32 (2.60%) Lead Architect
17 31 (2.51%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 197 (15.98%) HTML
2 162 (13.14%) .NET
3 148 (12.00%) CSS
4 107 (8.68%) Node.js
5 77 (6.24%) AngularJS
6 76 (6.16%) Spring
6 76 (6.16%) Web Services
7 58 (4.70%) HTML5
8 52 (4.22%) React
9 44 (3.57%) jQuery
10 41 (3.33%) ASP.NET
10 41 (3.33%) XML
11 36 (2.92%) Kafka
12 35 (2.84%) REST
13 34 (2.76%) WCF
14 33 (2.68%) ASP.NET Web API
15 32 (2.60%) ASP.NET MVC
16 31 (2.51%) RabbitMQ
16 31 (2.51%) WinForms
17 30 (2.43%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 253 (20.52%) Analytical Skills
2 151 (12.25%) User Experience
3 143 (11.60%) Fintech
4 97 (7.87%) Self-Motivation
5 78 (6.33%) Computer Science
6 72 (5.84%) Virtual Team
7 44 (3.57%) Management Information System
8 33 (2.68%) Social Media
9 25 (2.03%) Algorithms
9 25 (2.03%) Contactless
9 25 (2.03%) EMV
9 25 (2.03%) Mobile Payment
9 25 (2.03%) Smartcard
10 19 (1.54%) Hybrid Cloud
10 19 (1.54%) iPad
10 19 (1.54%) Mobile App
11 17 (1.38%) Graphic Design
12 16 (1.30%) Data Structures
13 15 (1.22%) Greenfield Project
14 14 (1.14%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 68 (5.52%) Linux
2 53 (4.30%) Windows
3 41 (3.33%) Android
4 38 (3.08%) Unix
5 35 (2.84%) Apple iOS
6 19 (1.54%) Windows Server
7 6 (0.49%) Windows 10
7 6 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (0.49%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (0.41%) Mac OS X
9 4 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (0.24%) Ubuntu
10 3 (0.24%) Windows 7
10 3 (0.24%) Windows Embedded Compact
10 3 (0.24%) Windows NT
11 2 (0.16%) CentOS
11 2 (0.16%) Robot Operating System
11 2 (0.16%) Solaris
12 1 (0.081%) Embedded Linux
12 1 (0.081%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 513 (41.61%) Agile Software Development
2 290 (23.52%) Problem-Solving
3 276 (22.38%) Software Engineering
4 212 (17.19%) Project Management
5 182 (14.76%) Analytics
6 156 (12.65%) E-Commerce
7 145 (11.76%) DevOps
8 136 (11.03%) Stakeholder Management
9 124 (10.06%) Scrum
10 116 (9.41%) Strategic Thinking
11 114 (9.25%) Mentoring
12 106 (8.60%) SDLC
13 103 (8.35%) Microservices
14 95 (7.70%) Time Management
15 90 (7.30%) TDD
16 87 (7.06%) Business Intelligence
17 86 (6.97%) OO
18 84 (6.81%) Continuous Improvement
19 77 (6.24%) Coaching
20 75 (6.08%) Business Development
Programming Languages
1 213 (17.27%) JavaScript
2 211 (17.11%) SQL
3 185 (15.00%) Java
4 143 (11.60%) C#
5 109 (8.84%) Python
6 45 (3.65%) PHP
7 35 (2.84%) Java 8
8 34 (2.76%) C++
9 24 (1.95%) PowerShell
9 24 (1.95%) VB.NET
10 23 (1.87%) R
10 23 (1.87%) VB
11 19 (1.54%) C
11 19 (1.54%) T-SQL
12 18 (1.46%) ES6
12 18 (1.46%) Scala
13 16 (1.30%) TypeScript
14 14 (1.14%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 13 (1.05%) Perl
16 11 (0.89%) Go
Qualifications
1 233 (18.90%) Degree
2 25 (2.03%) Master's Degree
3 19 (1.54%) CISSP
4 17 (1.38%) Security Cleared
5 16 (1.30%) Computer Science Degree
6 15 (1.22%) CISM
7 12 (0.97%) PhD
7 12 (0.97%) PMI Certification
8 11 (0.89%) CRISC
9 9 (0.73%) Cisco Certification
9 9 (0.73%) CREST Certified
9 9 (0.73%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 7 (0.57%) BPSS Clearance
10 7 (0.57%) CCNP
10 7 (0.57%) CISA
10 7 (0.57%) DBS Check
10 7 (0.57%) ITIL Certification
11 6 (0.49%) CESG Certified Professional
11 6 (0.49%) MBA
11 6 (0.49%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 108 (8.76%) QA
2 55 (4.46%) PMO
3 19 (1.54%) GDPR
3 19 (1.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 16 (1.30%) SLA
5 14 (1.14%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.24%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.16%) Actionable Recommendations
7 2 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 2 (0.16%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.081%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.081%) JSP 440
System Software
1 77 (6.24%) Docker
2 29 (2.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (1.38%) Active Directory
4 9 (0.73%) Hyper-V
5 7 (0.57%) Oracle RAC
6 6 (0.49%) XenApp
7 5 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (0.41%) XenDesktop
8 4 (0.32%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (0.32%) vSphere
9 3 (0.24%) Apache Flume
9 3 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (0.16%) DFS Replication
11 1 (0.081%) HDFS
11 1 (0.081%) KVM
11 1 (0.081%) QEMU
Systems Management
1 65 (5.27%) Puppet
2 56 (4.54%) Opscode Chef
3 54 (4.38%) Ansible
4 34 (2.76%) Kubernetes
5 25 (2.03%) Terraform
6 23 (1.87%) EMC NetWorker
7 3 (0.24%) Grafana
7 3 (0.24%) Graphite
7 3 (0.24%) Nessus
7 3 (0.24%) Single Sign-On
7 3 (0.24%) WSUS
7 3 (0.24%) XenMobile
8 2 (0.16%) Cisco CUCM
8 2 (0.16%) Docker Swarm
8 2 (0.16%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (0.16%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.16%) Mesos
8 2 (0.16%) Oozie
8 2 (0.16%) Rundeck
8 2 (0.16%) SCCM
Vendors
1 212 (17.19%) Microsoft
2 139 (11.27%) Oracle
3 109 (8.84%) Google
4 102 (8.27%) SAP
5 79 (6.41%) hybris
6 60 (4.87%) Adobe
7 59 (4.79%) Sitecore
8 53 (4.30%) Tableau
9 51 (4.14%) IBM
10 50 (4.06%) Salesforce.com
11 39 (3.16%) Informatica
12 37 (3.00%) ATG
13 35 (2.84%) VMware
14 29 (2.35%) Twitter
15 27 (2.19%) Talend
16 26 (2.11%) HP
17 25 (2.03%) Hyperion
18 22 (1.78%) Cisco
19 20 (1.62%) Cloudera
19 20 (1.62%) Vertica