Period
to 21 May 2019

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 21 May 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Critical Thinking
UK > England
6 months to
21 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 575 700 815
Rank change year-on-year +125 +115 +86
Permanent jobs citing Critical Thinking 578 497 361
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.43% 0.31% 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.47% 0.34% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 344 317 241
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% -4.55% +10.00%
10th Percentile £33,750 £31,850 £30,000
90th Percentile £96,250 £93,750 £82,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% -9.09% +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 122,395 147,624 145,424
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 91.73% 91.84% 91.42%
Number of salaries quoted 96,610 119,811 120,149
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,750 £28,000
90th Percentile £86,250 £82,500 £80,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -

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 21 May 2019.

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 21 May 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 +154 289 £60,000 -7.69% 4
South West +95 88 £65,000 +23.81% 2
South East +44 73 £52,500 +23.53% 2
North of England -15 55 £51,000 +13.33% 3
Midlands +54 49 £44,000 +17.33% 2
North West +24 36 £37,500 -16.67% 1
West Midlands +39 27 £45,000 -
East of England +37 25 £45,000 +5.88% 3
East Midlands +44 22 £37,500 +7.14% 2
Yorkshire -11 19 £52,250 -0.48% 2
Critical Thinking
UK

For the 6 months to 21 May 2019, 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.

1 261 (45.16%) Problem-Solving
2 224 (38.75%) Agile Software Development
3 201 (34.78%) Analytical Skills
4 187 (32.35%) Degree
5 153 (26.47%) Finance
6 132 (22.84%) Java
7 110 (19.03%) SQL
8 99 (17.13%) Microsoft
9 93 (16.09%) JavaScript
10 83 (14.36%) Project Management
11 82 (14.19%) .NET
12 73 (12.63%) Linux
13 71 (12.28%) Windows
13 71 (12.28%) C#
14 70 (12.11%) HTML
14 70 (12.11%) Python
14 70 (12.11%) Information Security
15 69 (11.94%) Decision-Making
16 68 (11.76%) Computer Science
17 67 (11.59%) Cybersecurity
18 66 (11.42%) JIRA
18 66 (11.42%) Security Cleared
19 63 (10.90%) Test Automation
20 62 (10.73%) Microsoft Azure
20 62 (10.73%) Risk Management
21 59 (10.21%) Self-Motivation
21 59 (10.21%) SDLC
22 58 (10.03%) Scrum
23 55 (9.52%) IT Strategy
23 55 (9.52%) 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 21 (3.63%) Elasticsearch
2 20 (3.46%) Apache Spark
3 19 (3.29%) Apache
4 15 (2.60%) Confluence
5 11 (1.90%) Apache Pig
5 11 (1.90%) Apache Solr
6 5 (0.87%) IIS
7 4 (0.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 4 (0.69%) Oracle Service Bus
7 4 (0.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 3 (0.52%) Mendix
9 2 (0.35%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.17%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.17%) Liferay
10 1 (0.17%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.17%) Mule
10 1 (0.17%) nginx
10 1 (0.17%) SAS
10 1 (0.17%) WebLogic
Applications
1 41 (7.09%) Microsoft Office
2 36 (6.23%) Microsoft Excel
3 25 (4.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 19 (3.29%) MS Visio
5 18 (3.11%) Microsoft Project
6 16 (2.77%) Photoshop
7 10 (1.73%) Spreadsheet
8 8 (1.38%) Adobe XD
8 8 (1.38%) InVision
8 8 (1.38%) Zeplin
9 5 (0.87%) Sketch
10 2 (0.35%) Chatbot
10 2 (0.35%) iWork
11 1 (0.17%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.17%) Revit
Business Applications
1 20 (3.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.17%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.17%) Raiser's Edge
2 1 (0.17%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 62 (10.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 41 (7.09%) Amazon AWS
3 20 (3.46%) Cloud Computing
4 17 (2.94%) Google Cloud Platform
5 12 (2.08%) SaaS
6 11 (1.90%) Office 365
7 9 (1.56%) GitHub
8 8 (1.38%) Power Platform
9 7 (1.21%) Google Analytics
10 6 (1.04%) npm
10 6 (1.04%) NuGet
10 6 (1.04%) Trello
11 5 (0.87%) Amazon S3
12 4 (0.69%) Amazon EC2
12 4 (0.69%) AWS CloudFormation
13 3 (0.52%) Dynamics 365
13 3 (0.52%) Serverless
14 2 (0.35%) AWS Lambda
14 2 (0.35%) G Suite
14 2 (0.35%) Google Tag Manager
Communications & Networking
1 30 (5.19%) Internet
2 26 (4.50%) TCP/IP
3 20 (3.46%) Firewall
4 16 (2.77%) DNS
5 13 (2.25%) DHCP
6 9 (1.56%) BGP
6 9 (1.56%) Network Security
6 9 (1.56%) VoIP
6 9 (1.56%) Wi-Fi
6 9 (1.56%) Wireless
7 8 (1.38%) HTTP
7 8 (1.38%) iSCSI
7 8 (1.38%) SNMP
8 7 (1.21%) DMZ
8 7 (1.21%) Intranet
9 6 (1.04%) ICMP
9 6 (1.04%) LAN
9 6 (1.04%) VPN
10 5 (0.87%) 3G
10 5 (0.87%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (5.54%) SQL Server
2 22 (3.81%) Big Data
2 22 (3.81%) MongoDB
3 19 (3.29%) NoSQL
4 17 (2.94%) Hadoop
5 15 (2.60%) HBase
6 14 (2.42%) Data Warehouse
6 14 (2.42%) Redis
7 12 (2.08%) MySQL
8 10 (1.73%) PostgreSQL
9 9 (1.56%) Apache Hive
9 9 (1.56%) Relational Database
10 8 (1.38%) Power BI
10 8 (1.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 8 (1.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 7 (1.21%) Apache Cassandra
11 7 (1.21%) Oracle Database
12 6 (1.04%) DB2
13 5 (0.87%) Crystal Reports
13 5 (0.87%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 66 (11.42%) JIRA
2 47 (8.13%) Git (software)
3 35 (6.06%) Jenkins
4 20 (3.46%) Team Foundation Server
5 17 (2.94%) Visual Studio
6 15 (2.60%) Eclipse
6 15 (2.60%) IntelliJ
6 15 (2.60%) webpack
7 13 (2.25%) GitLab
8 12 (2.08%) Jasmine
9 11 (1.90%) NetBeans
10 9 (1.56%) gulp
10 9 (1.56%) ReSharper
10 9 (1.56%) Selenium
11 8 (1.38%) Balsamiq
11 8 (1.38%) Karma Test Runner
12 7 (1.21%) Ant
12 7 (1.21%) Maven
13 6 (1.04%) Bower
13 6 (1.04%) Mercurial
General
1 153 (26.47%) Finance
2 42 (7.27%) Retail
3 33 (5.71%) Banking
3 33 (5.71%) Marketing
4 19 (3.29%) Law
4 19 (3.29%) Legal
5 11 (1.90%) Electronics
6 10 (1.73%) Back Office
7 9 (1.56%) Military
7 9 (1.56%) Telecoms
8 8 (1.38%) Games
9 6 (1.04%) Manufacturing
10 5 (0.87%) Multimedia
11 4 (0.69%) Investment Banking
12 3 (0.52%) Advertising
12 3 (0.52%) French Language
12 3 (0.52%) German Language
13 2 (0.35%) Automotive
13 2 (0.35%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.35%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 121 (20.93%) Developer
2 80 (13.84%) Analyst
3 64 (11.07%) Architect
4 44 (7.61%) Senior Developer
5 40 (6.92%) Solutions Architect
6 36 (6.23%) Java Developer
7 32 (5.54%) Consultant
8 25 (4.33%) Security Architect
9 23 (3.98%) Security Solutions Architect
9 23 (3.98%) Senior Java Developer
10 20 (3.46%) Designer
11 19 (3.29%) .NET Developer
11 19 (3.29%) Business Analyst
11 19 (3.29%) Project Manager
12 18 (3.11%) IT Architect
12 18 (3.11%) IT Security Architect
12 18 (3.11%) Robotic Process Automation Developer
13 15 (2.60%) UX Designer
14 14 (2.42%) Test Engineer
15 11 (1.90%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (14.19%) .NET
2 70 (12.11%) HTML
3 45 (7.79%) Web Services
4 43 (7.44%) CSS
5 31 (5.36%) SOAP
6 30 (5.19%) .NET Framework
6 30 (5.19%) AngularJS
7 25 (4.33%) Spring
8 22 (3.81%) Node.js
8 22 (3.81%) Spring Boot
9 20 (3.46%) React
10 19 (3.29%) JSON
10 19 (3.29%) XML
11 16 (2.77%) ASP.NET
11 16 (2.77%) RabbitMQ
12 15 (2.60%) HTML5
12 15 (2.60%) JPA
12 15 (2.60%) React Native
13 14 (2.42%) D3.js
13 14 (2.42%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 201 (34.78%) Analytical Skills
2 59 (10.21%) Self-Motivation
3 52 (9.00%) User Experience
4 42 (7.27%) Management Information System
5 20 (3.46%) Fintech
6 16 (2.77%) Data Centre
7 14 (2.42%) Greenfield Project
8 11 (1.90%) Internet of Things
9 10 (1.73%) Animation
9 10 (1.73%) Mobile App
9 10 (1.73%) Robotics
10 9 (1.56%) Client/Server
10 9 (1.56%) Data Protection Act
10 9 (1.56%) Reinsurance
10 9 (1.56%) Virtual Team
11 8 (1.38%) Photography
11 8 (1.38%) Reference Data
12 7 (1.21%) PMI
12 7 (1.21%) Replication
12 7 (1.21%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 73 (12.63%) Linux
2 71 (12.28%) Windows
3 34 (5.88%) Unix
4 17 (2.94%) Android
5 14 (2.42%) Windows Server
6 11 (1.90%) Windows 10
7 8 (1.38%) CentOS
7 8 (1.38%) Mac OS X
7 8 (1.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (1.38%) Solaris
8 7 (1.21%) Mac OS
9 3 (0.52%) Apple iOS
9 3 (0.52%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.35%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.35%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 261 (45.16%) Problem-Solving
2 224 (38.75%) Agile Software Development
3 83 (14.36%) Project Management
4 70 (12.11%) Information Security
5 69 (11.94%) Decision-Making
6 68 (11.76%) Computer Science
7 67 (11.59%) Cybersecurity
8 63 (10.90%) Test Automation
9 62 (10.73%) Risk Management
10 59 (10.21%) SDLC
11 58 (10.03%) Scrum
12 55 (9.52%) DevOps
12 55 (9.52%) IT Strategy
13 53 (9.17%) Analytics
14 52 (9.00%) Stakeholder Management
15 51 (8.82%) Process Improvement
15 51 (8.82%) TDD
16 48 (8.30%) Continuous Integration
17 43 (7.44%) ITIL
17 43 (7.44%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 132 (22.84%) Java
2 110 (19.03%) SQL
3 93 (16.09%) JavaScript
4 71 (12.28%) C#
5 70 (12.11%) Python
6 54 (9.34%) PowerShell
7 39 (6.75%) C
8 33 (5.71%) VBA
9 32 (5.54%) Bash Shell
10 27 (4.67%) VB
11 26 (4.50%) T-SQL
12 24 (4.15%) C++
13 22 (3.81%) PHP
14 19 (3.29%) Ruby
15 14 (2.42%) Perl
16 8 (1.38%) Apple Swift
16 8 (1.38%) ES6
16 8 (1.38%) Groovy
16 8 (1.38%) Objective-C
16 8 (1.38%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 187 (32.35%) Degree
2 66 (11.42%) Security Cleared
3 42 (7.27%) Computer Science Degree
4 21 (3.63%) ISEB
5 20 (3.46%) ISTQB
5 20 (3.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 16 (2.77%) Cisco Certification
7 14 (2.42%) ITIL Certification
8 13 (2.25%) PMI Certification
9 12 (2.08%) CISSP
9 12 (2.08%) DBS Check
9 12 (2.08%) Master's Degree
10 10 (1.73%) SC Cleared
11 9 (1.56%) CCIE
11 9 (1.56%) CCNP
11 9 (1.56%) Microsoft Certification
11 9 (1.56%) PhD
11 9 (1.56%) PMP
12 8 (1.38%) CISM
12 8 (1.38%) GCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (6.57%) QA
2 37 (6.40%) HMG Infosec
2 37 (6.40%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 37 (6.40%) JSP 440
3 22 (3.81%) Data Quality
4 16 (2.77%) GDPR
5 9 (1.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (1.04%) PCI DSS
6 6 (1.04%) SLA
7 5 (0.87%) PMO
8 4 (0.69%) COBIT
9 2 (0.35%) COSO
10 1 (0.17%) GAAP
System Software
1 29 (5.02%) Active Directory
2 26 (4.50%) Docker
3 15 (2.60%) HDFS
4 11 (1.90%) Virtual Machines
4 11 (1.90%) VMware Infrastructure
5 9 (1.56%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.35%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 18 (3.11%) Puppet
2 16 (2.77%) Ansible
3 11 (1.90%) Hadoop YARN
4 7 (1.21%) Failover Clustering
4 7 (1.21%) Microsoft Clustering
4 7 (1.21%) SCCM
5 5 (0.87%) AirWatch
6 4 (0.69%) Ambari
7 2 (0.35%) CSIRT
7 2 (0.35%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 2 (0.35%) Jamf Pro
7 2 (0.35%) Kubernetes
7 2 (0.35%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.35%) PowerCLI
7 2 (0.35%) SolarWinds Orion
7 2 (0.35%) Terraform
7 2 (0.35%) WSUS
8 1 (0.17%) Nagios
8 1 (0.17%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 99 (17.13%) Microsoft
2 36 (6.23%) Blue Prism
3 29 (5.02%) Automation Anywhere
3 29 (5.02%) UiPath
4 25 (4.33%) Oracle
5 19 (3.29%) Tableau
6 15 (2.60%) Google
7 14 (2.42%) VMware
8 12 (2.08%) Adobe
9 11 (1.90%) Cadence
10 10 (1.73%) Cisco
11 9 (1.56%) SolarWinds
11 9 (1.56%) Splunk
12 8 (1.38%) Cypress Semiconductor
13 7 (1.21%) Cognizant
13 7 (1.21%) Juniper
13 7 (1.21%) Peregrine
13 7 (1.21%) Salesforce.com
13 7 (1.21%) ServiceNow
14 6 (1.04%) Rakuten