Period
to 11 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England 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 11 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Critical Thinking
UK > England
6 months to
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 644 818 851
Rank change year-on-year +174 +33 +11
Permanent jobs citing Critical Thinking 520 360 358
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.35% 0.21% 0.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.38% 0.23% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 327 254 272
England median annual salary £52,500 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.50% +9.09% +10.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £35,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £87,500 £70,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year -8.70% +4.55% +10.00%

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 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 135,998 154,654 159,253
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 91.63% 91.90% 91.26%
Number of salaries quoted 108,808 123,799 133,287
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,500 £28,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £80,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% +4.17% +1.05%

Critical Thinking
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Critical Thinking in England

Critical Thinking
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for Critical Thinking in England

Critical Thinking
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Critical Thinking in England over the 6 months to 11 December 2018.

Salary histogram for Critical Thinking in England

Critical 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 Critical Thinking within the England region over the 6 months to 11 December 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 +104 229 £57,500 -11.54% 37
North of England +89 85 £42,500 -22.73% 6
East of England +75 65 £53,750 +21.06% 8
South East +11 62 £52,500 -22.22% 14
South West +45 52 £50,000 +17.65% 6
Yorkshire +69 43 £47,500 -17.39% 2
North West +38 41 £39,000 -22.00% 4
Midlands +38 25 £67,500 +35.00% 6
West Midlands +24 21 £68,750 +37.50% 4
East Midlands +20 4 £47,500 +48.44% 2
North East -5 1 £45,000 -40.00%
Critical Thinking
UK

For the 6 months to 11 December 2018, 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 England region with a requirement for Critical Thinking.

1 199 (38.27%) Agile Software Development
2 182 (35.00%) Analytical Skills
3 161 (30.96%) Problem-Solving
4 127 (24.42%) Degree
5 120 (23.08%) Finance
6 111 (21.35%) Microsoft
7 99 (19.04%) SQL
8 96 (18.46%) Java
9 84 (16.15%) Python
10 78 (15.00%) Information Security
11 77 (14.81%) Project Management
11 77 (14.81%) JavaScript
12 68 (13.08%) Computer Science
13 63 (12.12%) Linux
14 62 (11.92%) HTML
14 62 (11.92%) Cybersecurity
15 60 (11.54%) .NET
15 60 (11.54%) Windows
16 59 (11.35%) C#
16 59 (11.35%) User Experience
17 58 (11.15%) Analytical Thinking
18 55 (10.58%) Scrum
19 53 (10.19%) Decision-Making
20 51 (9.81%) JIRA
21 50 (9.62%) SDLC
21 50 (9.62%) Analytics
22 46 (8.85%) Test Automation
23 45 (8.65%) SQL Server
24 44 (8.46%) Jenkins
24 44 (8.46%) DevOps

Critical 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 14 (2.69%) Apache
2 13 (2.50%) Apache Spark
3 12 (2.31%) Elasticsearch
4 9 (1.73%) SharePoint
5 7 (1.35%) Apache Solr
6 5 (0.96%) Apache Pig
6 5 (0.96%) Confluence
6 5 (0.96%) Liferay
7 3 (0.58%) CMS
7 3 (0.58%) nginx
7 3 (0.58%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (0.38%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.19%) ArcGIS
9 1 (0.19%) Ethereum
9 1 (0.19%) IIS
9 1 (0.19%) lighttpd
9 1 (0.19%) SAS
9 1 (0.19%) WebLogic
Applications
1 38 (7.31%) Microsoft Excel
2 22 (4.23%) Microsoft Office
3 19 (3.65%) Microsoft Project
4 15 (2.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 10 (1.92%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.96%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.58%) InVision
7 3 (0.58%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.19%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.19%) Revit
Business Applications
1 6 (1.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.77%) WebTrends
3 3 (0.58%) Workday HCM
4 2 (0.38%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.19%) Aareon QL
5 1 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.19%) Elite 3E
5 1 (0.19%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.19%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 34 (6.54%) Amazon AWS
2 32 (6.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (4.62%) SaaS
4 22 (4.23%) GitHub
5 14 (2.69%) Google Cloud Platform
6 12 (2.31%) Google Analytics
6 12 (2.31%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
7 9 (1.73%) Office 365
8 8 (1.54%) PaaS
9 6 (1.15%) Cloud Computing
9 6 (1.15%) IaaS
10 5 (0.96%) Adobe Analytics
10 5 (0.96%) AdWords
10 5 (0.96%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 5 (0.96%) Dynamics 365
10 5 (0.96%) Google Tag Manager
10 5 (0.96%) OpenShift
11 2 (0.38%) Taleo
12 1 (0.19%) npm
12 1 (0.19%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 41 (7.88%) Firewall
1 41 (7.88%) TCP/IP
2 26 (5.00%) DNS
3 22 (4.23%) HTTP
4 20 (3.85%) DHCP
5 18 (3.46%) Intrusion Detection
6 17 (3.27%) ICMP
6 17 (3.27%) SNMP
7 12 (2.31%) LAN
8 8 (1.54%) Internet
9 6 (1.15%) FTP
9 6 (1.15%) SAN
10 5 (0.96%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 5 (0.96%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 5 (0.96%) iSCSI
10 5 (0.96%) PPP
10 5 (0.96%) SSL
11 4 (0.77%) Broadband
11 4 (0.77%) SMTP
11 4 (0.77%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (8.65%) SQL Server
2 32 (6.15%) MySQL
3 30 (5.77%) MongoDB
4 24 (4.62%) PostgreSQL
5 23 (4.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 21 (4.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 16 (3.08%) Data Warehouse
7 16 (3.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 15 (2.88%) NoSQL
9 14 (2.69%) OLAP
9 14 (2.69%) Relational Database
10 13 (2.50%) Big Data
11 8 (1.54%) BusinessObjects
11 8 (1.54%) MariaDB
11 8 (1.54%) Power BI
12 7 (1.35%) Redis
13 6 (1.15%) BigQuery
13 6 (1.15%) Hadoop
13 6 (1.15%) SQL Server 2012
14 5 (0.96%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 51 (9.81%) JIRA
2 44 (8.46%) Jenkins
3 31 (5.96%) Git (software)
4 24 (4.62%) Selenium
5 20 (3.85%) Maven
6 14 (2.69%) Team Foundation Server
7 13 (2.50%) Jasmine
8 11 (2.12%) JUnit
9 10 (1.92%) Protractor
9 10 (1.92%) TestNG
10 7 (1.35%) Bitbucket
10 7 (1.35%) Sonatype Nexus
11 6 (1.15%) IntelliJ
11 6 (1.15%) WebDriver
12 5 (0.96%) Eclipse
12 5 (0.96%) GitLab
12 5 (0.96%) NetBeans
12 5 (0.96%) Octopus Deploy
12 5 (0.96%) TeamCity
12 5 (0.96%) webpack
General
1 120 (23.08%) Finance
2 38 (7.31%) Marketing
3 36 (6.92%) Legal
4 31 (5.96%) Retail
5 21 (4.04%) Banking
6 8 (1.54%) Manufacturing
6 8 (1.54%) Multimedia
7 7 (1.35%) Financial Institution
7 7 (1.35%) Games
7 7 (1.35%) Law
7 7 (1.35%) Telecoms
8 6 (1.15%) Electronics
9 5 (0.96%) General Ledger
10 4 (0.77%) Investment Banking
10 4 (0.77%) Spanish Language
11 3 (0.58%) Back Office
11 3 (0.58%) Military
12 2 (0.38%) Publishing
13 1 (0.19%) Automotive
13 1 (0.19%) Brand Awareness
Job Titles
1 89 (17.12%) Developer
2 82 (15.77%) Analyst
3 43 (8.27%) Architect
4 34 (6.54%) Project Manager
4 34 (6.54%) Senior Analyst
5 33 (6.35%) Designer
6 30 (5.77%) UX Designer
7 28 (5.38%) Consultant
8 27 (5.19%) Senior Developer
9 20 (3.85%) Security Analyst
9 20 (3.85%) Senior Designer
9 20 (3.85%) Senior UX Designer
10 19 (3.65%) Java Developer
11 18 (3.46%) Security Architect
11 18 (3.46%) Security Engineer
12 17 (3.27%) Solutions Architect
13 16 (3.08%) Junior
13 16 (3.08%) Senior Java Developer
14 15 (2.88%) Cybersecurity Analyst
14 15 (2.88%) Senior Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (11.92%) HTML
2 60 (11.54%) .NET
3 39 (7.50%) CSS
4 22 (4.23%) AngularJS
5 21 (4.04%) Web Services
6 18 (3.46%) Node.js
7 16 (3.08%) Spring
8 15 (2.88%) Regular Expression
8 15 (2.88%) SOAP
9 14 (2.69%) Visualforce
10 13 (2.50%) React
11 11 (2.12%) REST
12 10 (1.92%) Hibernate
12 10 (1.92%) HTML5
13 9 (1.73%) Sass
13 9 (1.73%) XML
14 7 (1.35%) CSS3
14 7 (1.35%) jQuery
14 7 (1.35%) RESTful
14 7 (1.35%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 182 (35.00%) Analytical Skills
2 59 (11.35%) User Experience
3 40 (7.69%) Management Information System
4 38 (7.31%) Self-Motivation
5 20 (3.85%) Mobile App
5 20 (3.85%) Smart Home
6 16 (3.08%) Smart Meter
7 15 (2.88%) Fintech
8 14 (2.69%) Security Operations Centre
9 12 (2.31%) Algorithms
10 10 (1.92%) Internet of Things
10 10 (1.92%) Virtual Team
11 9 (1.73%) NHS
12 8 (1.54%) Cyberthreat
12 8 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
13 7 (1.35%) Analytical Mindset
13 7 (1.35%) PMI
13 7 (1.35%) Robotics
14 6 (1.15%) Clustering
14 6 (1.15%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 63 (12.12%) Linux
2 60 (11.54%) Windows
3 26 (5.00%) Unix
4 25 (4.81%) Mac OS X
5 19 (3.65%) Windows Server
6 13 (2.50%) Windows 10
7 9 (1.73%) Windows 7
7 9 (1.73%) Windows 8
7 9 (1.73%) Windows XP
8 8 (1.54%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (1.35%) CentOS
9 7 (1.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (1.15%) Solaris
11 5 (0.96%) Windows Server 2012
12 3 (0.58%) Android
13 2 (0.38%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.38%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 199 (38.27%) Agile Software Development
2 161 (30.96%) Problem-Solving
3 78 (15.00%) Information Security
4 77 (14.81%) Project Management
5 68 (13.08%) Computer Science
6 62 (11.92%) Cybersecurity
7 58 (11.15%) Analytical Thinking
8 55 (10.58%) Scrum
9 53 (10.19%) Decision-Making
10 50 (9.62%) Analytics
10 50 (9.62%) SDLC
11 46 (8.85%) Test Automation
12 44 (8.46%) DevOps
13 42 (8.08%) Stakeholder Management
14 39 (7.50%) Coaching
15 38 (7.31%) Continuous Integration
16 36 (6.92%) Strategic Thinking
17 35 (6.73%) Business Intelligence
17 35 (6.73%) Mentoring
17 35 (6.73%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 99 (19.04%) SQL
2 96 (18.46%) Java
3 84 (16.15%) Python
4 77 (14.81%) JavaScript
5 59 (11.35%) C#
6 31 (5.96%) PowerShell
7 30 (5.77%) PHP
8 26 (5.00%) T-SQL
9 25 (4.81%) C
10 22 (4.23%) Go
11 19 (3.65%) R
12 16 (3.08%) Ruby
13 14 (2.69%) Apex Code
13 14 (2.69%) VBA
14 8 (1.54%) C++
14 8 (1.54%) PL/SQL
15 6 (1.15%) Bash Shell
15 6 (1.15%) Perl
15 6 (1.15%) Scala
15 6 (1.15%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 127 (24.42%) Degree
2 35 (6.73%) Computer Science Degree
3 32 (6.15%) GCIA
3 32 (6.15%) GCIH
4 27 (5.19%) Security Cleared
5 24 (4.62%) CISSP
6 22 (4.23%) CEH
7 17 (3.27%) GIAC
7 17 (3.27%) GSEC
7 17 (3.27%) SSCP
8 16 (3.08%) PMI Certification
9 15 (2.88%) SANS
9 15 (2.88%) SC Cleared
10 14 (2.69%) CISM
10 14 (2.69%) ISEB
11 13 (2.50%) PhD
12 11 (2.12%) MBA
13 9 (1.73%) PMP
14 8 (1.54%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
14 8 (1.54%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (5.77%) QA
2 14 (2.69%) GDPR
2 14 (2.69%) PCI DSS
3 12 (2.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 11 (2.12%) JSP 440
4 11 (2.12%) PMO
5 7 (1.35%) HMG Infosec
5 7 (1.35%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 5 (0.96%) Actionable Recommendations
6 5 (0.96%) COBIT
7 4 (0.77%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.38%) Basel III
9 1 (0.19%) SLA
System Software
1 27 (5.19%) Active Directory
2 22 (4.23%) Docker
3 10 (1.92%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (1.73%) Firmware
5 8 (1.54%) Hyper-V
6 6 (1.15%) HDFS
7 4 (0.77%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.19%) KVM
9 1 (0.19%) VMware NSX
9 1 (0.19%) vSphere
9 1 (0.19%) Xen
Systems Management
1 18 (3.46%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 16 (3.08%) Puppet
3 15 (2.88%) CSIRT
4 12 (2.31%) Ansible
5 11 (2.12%) SCCM
6 9 (1.73%) WSUS
7 8 (1.54%) Kubernetes
8 7 (1.35%) AirWatch
9 6 (1.15%) Microsoft Clustering
10 5 (0.96%) Foglight
10 5 (0.96%) Hadoop YARN
10 5 (0.96%) Nagios
10 5 (0.96%) Sysdig
11 3 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
12 2 (0.38%) PowerCLI
12 2 (0.38%) QRadar
12 2 (0.38%) Single Sign-On
13 1 (0.19%) Galera Cluster
13 1 (0.19%) Terraform
13 1 (0.19%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 111 (21.35%) Microsoft
2 29 (5.58%) Oracle
3 24 (4.62%) Splunk
4 18 (3.46%) Tableau
5 16 (3.08%) Google
5 16 (3.08%) Salesforce.com
5 16 (3.08%) VMware
6 15 (2.88%) Sun
7 8 (1.54%) Adobe
7 8 (1.54%) Cisco
8 6 (1.15%) Alteryx
8 6 (1.15%) Brocade
9 5 (0.96%) AppDynamics
9 5 (0.96%) F5
9 5 (0.96%) McAfee
9 5 (0.96%) NetIQ
9 5 (0.96%) Nimble Storage
9 5 (0.96%) ServiceNow
9 5 (0.96%) TippingPoint
9 5 (0.96%) WorldPay