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

Critical Thinking
UK > England
6 months to
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 676 834 864
Rank change year-on-year +158 +30 +23
Permanent jobs citing Critical Thinking 481 347 363
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.32% 0.21% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.35% 0.23% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 337 258 279
England median annual salary £52,500 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.50% +9.09% +10.00%
10th Percentile £30,000 £32,500 £32,400
90th Percentile £77,500 £86,250 £72,500
UK median annual salary £52,500 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year -12.50% +9.09% +15.18%

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 138,863 149,630 163,900
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 91.10% 91.56% 90.90%
Number of salaries quoted 111,385 118,838 137,762
England median annual salary £52,225 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.45% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,500 £28,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £78,975
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,500
% change year-on-year - +3.09% +2.11%

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 October 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 21 October 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 +33 177 £63,000 -3.08% 23
North of England +109 92 £42,500 -15.00% 12
South East +9 76 £42,500 -34.62% 19
East of England +80 65 £55,000 +4.76% 9
Yorkshire +66 47 £47,500 -17.39% 7
South West +24 43 £47,500 +5.56% 13
North West +36 42 £40,000 -20.00% 3
Midlands +29 25 £68,750 +96.43% 2
West Midlands +42 22 £68,750 +37.50% 2
East Midlands -9 3 - -
North East - 3 £45,000 - 2
Critical Thinking
UK

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 184 (38.25%) Agile Software Development
2 180 (37.42%) Problem-Solving
3 169 (35.14%) Analytical Skills
4 118 (24.53%) SQL
5 112 (23.28%) Finance
6 107 (22.25%) Degree
7 92 (19.13%) Java
8 91 (18.92%) JavaScript
9 90 (18.71%) Microsoft
10 86 (17.88%) Python
11 79 (16.42%) HTML
12 76 (15.80%) Project Management
13 61 (12.68%) Information Security
14 60 (12.47%) SDLC
15 55 (11.43%) C#
15 55 (11.43%) CSS
16 54 (11.23%) Analytical Thinking
17 53 (11.02%) QA
18 50 (10.40%) SQL Server
18 50 (10.40%) .NET
19 48 (9.98%) Stakeholder Management
19 48 (9.98%) Management Information System
20 47 (9.77%) Continuous Integration
20 47 (9.77%) Test Automation
20 47 (9.77%) Decision-Making
21 44 (9.15%) Linux
22 43 (8.94%) Scrum
22 43 (8.94%) Git (software)
23 41 (8.52%) Cybersecurity
23 41 (8.52%) Software Engineering

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 18 (3.74%) Apache Spark
2 16 (3.33%) CMS
3 10 (2.08%) SharePoint
4 8 (1.66%) Apache
5 6 (1.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 5 (1.04%) Confluence
6 5 (1.04%) Elasticsearch
6 5 (1.04%) IIS
6 5 (1.04%) nginx
6 5 (1.04%) OpenStack
7 4 (0.83%) Liferay
7 4 (0.83%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.62%) Apache Solr
8 3 (0.62%) lighttpd
8 3 (0.62%) SAS
8 3 (0.62%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.42%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 2 (0.42%) Alfresco
9 2 (0.42%) Ethereum
9 2 (0.42%) WebSphere
Applications
1 35 (7.28%) Microsoft Excel
2 25 (5.20%) Microsoft Office
3 15 (3.12%) Microsoft Project
4 10 (2.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.62%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.62%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.21%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.21%) InVision
6 1 (0.21%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.21%) Revit
6 1 (0.21%) SPSS
6 1 (0.21%) SPSS Modeler
Business Applications
1 5 (1.04%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.42%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.42%) WebTrends
2 2 (0.42%) Workday HCM
3 1 (0.21%) Aareon QL
3 1 (0.21%) Distributed Ledger
3 1 (0.21%) Elite 3E
3 1 (0.21%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.21%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 30 (6.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 27 (5.61%) SaaS
3 23 (4.78%) Amazon AWS
4 20 (4.16%) GitHub
5 14 (2.91%) Google Analytics
6 12 (2.49%) Google Cloud Platform
7 11 (2.29%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
8 8 (1.66%) PaaS
9 7 (1.46%) Adobe Analytics
9 7 (1.46%) Cloud Computing
10 6 (1.25%) Office 365
11 5 (1.04%) AdWords
11 5 (1.04%) Dynamics 365
11 5 (1.04%) Google Tag Manager
11 5 (1.04%) IaaS
12 2 (0.42%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 2 (0.42%) AWS CloudFormation
12 2 (0.42%) CloudBees
12 2 (0.42%) OpenShift
12 2 (0.42%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 34 (7.07%) Firewall
2 28 (5.82%) TCP/IP
3 18 (3.74%) DNS
4 17 (3.53%) HTTP
5 12 (2.49%) DHCP
5 12 (2.49%) ICMP
5 12 (2.49%) SNMP
6 11 (2.29%) SAN
7 10 (2.08%) Intrusion Detection
8 7 (1.46%) LAN
9 6 (1.25%) FTP
9 6 (1.25%) Internet
10 5 (1.04%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 5 (1.04%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 5 (1.04%) PPP
10 5 (1.04%) SSL
11 4 (0.83%) Broadband
11 4 (0.83%) DAB
11 4 (0.83%) SMTP
12 3 (0.62%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (10.40%) SQL Server
2 29 (6.03%) MongoDB
3 28 (5.82%) MySQL
4 26 (5.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 23 (4.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 21 (4.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 20 (4.16%) Big Data
7 20 (4.16%) OLAP
8 19 (3.95%) Hadoop
8 19 (3.95%) PostgreSQL
8 19 (3.95%) Relational Database
9 18 (3.74%) NoSQL
10 17 (3.53%) Data Warehouse
11 11 (2.29%) BusinessObjects
12 9 (1.87%) Oracle Database
12 9 (1.87%) SQL Server 2012
13 8 (1.66%) OLAP Cube
13 8 (1.66%) Power BI
13 8 (1.66%) SQL Server 2008
14 7 (1.46%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 43 (8.94%) Git (software)
2 40 (8.32%) Jenkins
3 39 (8.11%) JIRA
4 29 (6.03%) Selenium
5 20 (4.16%) Maven
6 17 (3.53%) Subversion
7 15 (3.12%) JUnit
8 13 (2.70%) git-flow
8 13 (2.70%) Jasmine
9 12 (2.49%) Protractor
9 12 (2.49%) TestNG
10 7 (1.46%) Team Foundation Server
10 7 (1.46%) WebDriver
11 5 (1.04%) Bitbucket
11 5 (1.04%) CircleCI
11 5 (1.04%) Cucumber
11 5 (1.04%) Gradle
12 4 (0.83%) IntelliJ
12 4 (0.83%) JMeter
12 4 (0.83%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 112 (23.28%) Finance
2 34 (7.07%) Retail
3 32 (6.65%) Banking
4 29 (6.03%) Marketing
5 22 (4.57%) Legal
6 12 (2.49%) Financial Institution
7 10 (2.08%) Investment Banking
8 8 (1.66%) Games
8 8 (1.66%) General Ledger
9 6 (1.25%) Advertising
9 6 (1.25%) Manufacturing
9 6 (1.25%) Telecoms
10 5 (1.04%) Electronics
11 3 (0.62%) Back Office
11 3 (0.62%) Law
12 2 (0.42%) Arabic Language
12 2 (0.42%) Local Government
12 2 (0.42%) Military
12 2 (0.42%) Multimedia
13 1 (0.21%) French Language
Job Titles
1 100 (20.79%) Developer
2 83 (17.26%) Analyst
3 38 (7.90%) Architect
4 33 (6.86%) Project Manager
5 32 (6.65%) Senior Developer
6 28 (5.82%) Senior Analyst
7 25 (5.20%) Business Analyst
8 22 (4.57%) Consultant
8 22 (4.57%) Java Developer
9 20 (4.16%) Designer
10 19 (3.95%) UX Designer
11 18 (3.74%) Junior
11 18 (3.74%) Senior Java Developer
12 17 (3.53%) Data Scientist
13 14 (2.91%) Account Manager
13 14 (2.91%) Solutions Architect
13 14 (2.91%) Tester
14 13 (2.70%) Junior Developer
14 13 (2.70%) Risk Manager
14 13 (2.70%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (16.42%) HTML
2 55 (11.43%) CSS
3 50 (10.40%) .NET
4 33 (6.86%) AngularJS
5 25 (5.20%) HTML5
6 24 (4.99%) Sass
7 21 (4.37%) jQuery
8 20 (4.16%) Vue.js
9 19 (3.95%) CSS3
10 16 (3.33%) Spring
11 15 (3.12%) JSON
11 15 (3.12%) LESS
12 14 (2.91%) React
12 14 (2.91%) REST
13 13 (2.70%) Backbone.js
13 13 (2.70%) DOM
13 13 (2.70%) Node.js
14 12 (2.49%) Visualforce
14 12 (2.49%) Web Services
15 11 (2.29%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 169 (35.14%) Analytical Skills
2 48 (9.98%) Management Information System
3 40 (8.32%) Self-Motivation
4 37 (7.69%) User Experience
5 33 (6.86%) Computer Science
6 19 (3.95%) Security Operations Centre
7 18 (3.74%) Algorithms
7 18 (3.74%) Smart Home
8 13 (2.70%) Data Structures
8 13 (2.70%) Smart Meter
9 12 (2.49%) NHS
10 11 (2.29%) Fintech
11 9 (1.87%) Cyberthreat
11 9 (1.87%) Mobile App
12 7 (1.46%) Enterprise Software
13 6 (1.25%) Clustering
13 6 (1.25%) PKI
13 6 (1.25%) Renewable Energy
13 6 (1.25%) Virtual Team
14 5 (1.04%) Analytical Mindset
Operating Systems
1 44 (9.15%) Linux
2 37 (7.69%) Windows
3 22 (4.57%) Mac OS X
4 16 (3.33%) Windows Server
5 9 (1.87%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (1.66%) Unix
7 4 (0.83%) Windows 10
7 4 (0.83%) Windows 7
7 4 (0.83%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.62%) Windows 8
8 3 (0.62%) Windows XP
9 2 (0.42%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.42%) CentOS
9 2 (0.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.42%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 184 (38.25%) Agile Software Development
2 180 (37.42%) Problem-Solving
3 76 (15.80%) Project Management
4 61 (12.68%) Information Security
5 60 (12.47%) SDLC
6 54 (11.23%) Analytical Thinking
7 48 (9.98%) Stakeholder Management
8 47 (9.77%) Continuous Integration
8 47 (9.77%) Decision-Making
8 47 (9.77%) Test Automation
9 43 (8.94%) Scrum
10 41 (8.52%) Cybersecurity
10 41 (8.52%) Software Engineering
11 40 (8.32%) Business Intelligence
12 38 (7.90%) DevOps
12 38 (7.90%) Security Architecture
13 37 (7.69%) Data Analysis
14 35 (7.28%) TDD
15 33 (6.86%) Analytics
15 33 (6.86%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 118 (24.53%) SQL
2 92 (19.13%) Java
3 91 (18.92%) JavaScript
4 86 (17.88%) Python
5 55 (11.43%) C#
6 35 (7.28%) R
7 30 (6.24%) PHP
8 26 (5.41%) Go
8 26 (5.41%) T-SQL
9 18 (3.74%) PowerShell
10 16 (3.33%) C
10 16 (3.33%) Scala
11 13 (2.70%) Ruby
11 13 (2.70%) VBA
12 12 (2.49%) Apex Code
12 12 (2.49%) HiveQL
13 7 (1.46%) PL/SQL
14 6 (1.25%) Bash Shell
14 6 (1.25%) C++
14 6 (1.25%) Perl
Qualifications
1 107 (22.25%) Degree
2 29 (6.03%) Computer Science Degree
3 28 (5.82%) CISSP
4 21 (4.37%) GCIH
5 19 (3.95%) GCIA
6 17 (3.53%) CISM
7 15 (3.12%) Security Cleared
8 14 (2.91%) ISEB
9 12 (2.49%) CEH
9 12 (2.49%) GSEC
9 12 (2.49%) SSCP
10 10 (2.08%) Master's Degree
11 8 (1.66%) CISA
11 8 (1.66%) PMI Certification
12 7 (1.46%) GIAC
12 7 (1.46%) PMP
12 7 (1.46%) SANS
12 7 (1.46%) SC Cleared
13 5 (1.04%) Analytics IQ
13 5 (1.04%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (11.02%) QA
2 13 (2.70%) GDPR
3 12 (2.49%) PCI DSS
3 12 (2.49%) PMO
4 8 (1.66%) COBIT
5 7 (1.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (1.46%) JSP 440
6 5 (1.04%) Actionable Recommendations
7 3 (0.62%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.62%) HIPAA
7 3 (0.62%) HMG Infosec
7 3 (0.62%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 3 (0.62%) SLA
8 2 (0.42%) Basel III
8 2 (0.42%) NIST 800
8 2 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 20 (4.16%) Docker
2 18 (3.74%) Active Directory
3 15 (3.12%) HDFS
3 15 (3.12%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.62%) Firmware
4 3 (0.62%) KVM
4 3 (0.62%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.42%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.42%) Xen
6 1 (0.21%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.21%) VMware NSX
6 1 (0.21%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (2.29%) Ansible
2 10 (2.08%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 9 (1.87%) CSIRT
4 7 (1.46%) AirWatch
4 7 (1.46%) Puppet
5 6 (1.25%) Kubernetes
5 6 (1.25%) Microsoft Clustering
6 5 (1.04%) Foglight
7 4 (0.83%) Terraform
8 3 (0.62%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (0.62%) SCCM
8 3 (0.62%) WSUS
9 2 (0.42%) Nagios
9 2 (0.42%) QRadar
9 2 (0.42%) Single Sign-On
9 2 (0.42%) Sysdig
10 1 (0.21%) Hadoop YARN
10 1 (0.21%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 90 (18.71%) Microsoft
2 26 (5.41%) Oracle
3 19 (3.95%) Cadence
3 19 (3.95%) Tableau
4 18 (3.74%) VMware
5 17 (3.53%) Google
6 16 (3.33%) Splunk
7 13 (2.70%) Salesforce.com
8 12 (2.49%) Cisco
9 10 (2.08%) Adobe
10 8 (1.66%) Alteryx
11 7 (1.46%) Sun
12 6 (1.25%) Brocade
12 6 (1.25%) HP
12 6 (1.25%) NetApp
13 5 (1.04%) Blue Coat
13 5 (1.04%) Cognizant
13 5 (1.04%) CommVault
13 5 (1.04%) McAfee
13 5 (1.04%) NetIQ