Period
to 18 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Innovative Thinking skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Innovative Thinking over the 6 months to 18 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Innovative Thinking
UK > England
6 months to
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 350 657 676
Rank change year-on-year +307 +19 +99
Permanent jobs citing Innovative Thinking 1,408 554 629
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.92% 0.34% 0.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.01% 0.37% 0.38%
Number of salaries quoted 475 451 461
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +6.38%
10th Percentile £30,000 £26,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £82,500 £90,000
UK median annual salary £49,000 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +8.89% -10.00% +9.89%

Innovative 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 139,592 150,171 164,358
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 91.08% 91.55% 90.89%
Number of salaries quoted 111,980 119,328 138,229
England median annual salary £52,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,500 £28,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £78,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%

Innovative Thinking
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Innovative Thinking in England

Innovative Thinking
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for Innovative Thinking in England

Innovative Thinking
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Innovative Thinking in England over the 6 months to 18 October 2018.

Salary histogram for Innovative Thinking in England

Innovative 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 Innovative Thinking within the England region over the 6 months to 18 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 +354 1,046 £75,000 +30.43% 24
South East +59 140 £45,000 +33.33% 17
South West +15 81 £65,000 +44.44% 12
North of England +33 71 £45,625 +11.96% 19
North West +19 43 £40,000 -15.79% 13
East of England +11 36 £46,500 +3.33% 17
Midlands +10 34 £49,000 +8.89% 13
West Midlands +36 23 £47,500 - 5
Yorkshire +27 17 £45,625 +30.36% 5
North East +2 11 £65,000 - 1
East Midlands -15 11 £55,000 +22.91% 8
Innovative Thinking
UK

For the 6 months to 18 October 2018, IT jobs citing Innovative 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 Innovative Thinking.

1 927 (65.84%) Finance
2 923 (65.55%) Problem-Solving
3 803 (57.03%) Strategic Thinking
4 799 (56.75%) Investment Management
5 791 (56.18%) Banking
6 789 (56.04%) Financial Institution
6 789 (56.04%) Cyberthreat
7 786 (55.82%) Investment Banking
8 785 (55.75%) Low Latency
9 778 (55.26%) Big Data
10 759 (53.91%) Risk Management
11 648 (46.02%) Java
12 583 (41.41%) Analytical Skills
13 487 (34.59%) Agile Software Development
14 434 (30.82%) JavaScript
15 407 (28.91%) Degree
16 346 (24.57%) SQL
17 324 (23.01%) AngularJS
18 300 (21.31%) SDLC
19 286 (20.31%) OO
20 270 (19.18%) Python
21 269 (19.11%) Computer Science
22 256 (18.18%) HTML
23 226 (16.05%) Analytics
24 220 (15.63%) C++
25 210 (14.91%) TDD
26 206 (14.63%) Linux
27 192 (13.64%) C#
28 191 (13.57%) RESTful
29 187 (13.28%) Unix

Innovative 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 63 (4.47%) Apache Spark
2 42 (2.98%) CMS
3 34 (2.41%) Elasticsearch
4 21 (1.49%) WordPress
5 17 (1.21%) Tomcat
6 16 (1.14%) Umbraco
7 15 (1.07%) SharePoint
8 13 (0.92%) Apache
9 11 (0.78%) Confluence
10 10 (0.71%) EPiServer
11 8 (0.57%) Sitecore CMS
12 7 (0.50%) Jetty
12 7 (0.50%) MS Exchange
13 6 (0.43%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 6 (0.43%) GemFire
13 6 (0.43%) SAS
14 5 (0.36%) ExpressionEngine
14 5 (0.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 4 (0.28%) IIS
16 3 (0.21%) OpenStack
Applications
1 51 (3.62%) Microsoft Office
2 41 (2.91%) Microsoft Excel
3 19 (1.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 12 (0.85%) Photoshop
5 6 (0.43%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 4 (0.28%) MS Visio
7 3 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
7 3 (0.21%) Chatbot
7 3 (0.21%) EngageOne
8 2 (0.14%) PrintSoft PReS
9 1 (0.071%) Microsoft Project
9 1 (0.071%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 10 (0.71%) Oracle ERP
2 9 (0.64%) SAP S/4HANA
3 8 (0.57%) Infor M3
3 8 (0.57%) StreamServe
4 6 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
4 6 (0.43%) Sentinel
5 4 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
6 3 (0.21%) SAP Hybris
7 2 (0.14%) Distributed Ledger
7 2 (0.14%) R3 Corda
8 1 (0.071%) JDE EnterpriseOne
8 1 (0.071%) SAP IBP
8 1 (0.071%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 57 (4.05%) Amazon AWS
2 40 (2.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (1.49%) npm
4 16 (1.14%) Cloud Computing
4 16 (1.14%) SaaS
5 14 (0.99%) GitHub
6 10 (0.71%) Google Analytics
6 10 (0.71%) PaaS
7 8 (0.57%) IaaS
8 5 (0.36%) Amazon Kinesis
9 4 (0.28%) Force.com
9 4 (0.28%) Office 365
10 3 (0.21%) AWS CloudFormation
10 3 (0.21%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
11 2 (0.14%) Yarn
12 1 (0.071%) AdWords
12 1 (0.071%) Azure Functions
12 1 (0.071%) Boomi
12 1 (0.071%) SAP Leonardo
12 1 (0.071%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 27 (1.92%) Firewall
2 20 (1.42%) Internet
3 19 (1.35%) DNS
4 18 (1.28%) DHCP
5 15 (1.07%) LAN
5 15 (1.07%) WAN
6 14 (0.99%) TCP/IP
7 12 (0.85%) Anycast
7 12 (0.85%) BGP
7 12 (0.85%) Cisco IOS
7 12 (0.85%) Cisco Nexus
7 12 (0.85%) Ethernet
7 12 (0.85%) MPLS
7 12 (0.85%) NetScaler
7 12 (0.85%) OSPF
7 12 (0.85%) Quagga
7 12 (0.85%) SNMP
8 10 (0.71%) Network Security
9 7 (0.50%) IOS XR
9 7 (0.50%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 778 (55.26%) Big Data
2 179 (12.71%) Relational Database
3 137 (9.73%) MongoDB
4 118 (8.38%) NoSQL
5 110 (7.81%) DB2
6 70 (4.97%) SQL Server
7 61 (4.33%) RDBMS
8 44 (3.13%) MySQL
9 34 (2.41%) Data Lake
9 34 (2.41%) Hadoop
10 29 (2.06%) Apache Cassandra
10 29 (2.06%) MemSQL
10 29 (2.06%) PostgreSQL
10 29 (2.06%) Sybase ASE
11 16 (1.14%) Flink
11 16 (1.14%) IBM InfoSphere
11 16 (1.14%) Sybase IQ
12 15 (1.07%) QlikView
13 14 (0.99%) Apache Hive
14 12 (0.85%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 82 (5.82%) Git (software)
2 62 (4.40%) Maven
3 53 (3.76%) JIRA
4 52 (3.69%) JUnit
5 34 (2.41%) Cucumber
6 32 (2.27%) Jenkins
7 29 (2.06%) Subversion
8 23 (1.63%) gulp
9 19 (1.35%) Mockito
10 18 (1.28%) Gradle
10 18 (1.28%) Selenium
11 16 (1.14%) Eclipse
11 16 (1.14%) FitNesse
11 16 (1.14%) NUnit
12 15 (1.07%) WebDriver
13 14 (0.99%) git-flow
13 14 (0.99%) SpecFlow
14 12 (0.85%) IntelliJ
14 12 (0.85%) webpack
15 10 (0.71%) Hudson
General
1 927 (65.84%) Finance
2 791 (56.18%) Banking
3 789 (56.04%) Financial Institution
4 786 (55.82%) Investment Banking
5 102 (7.24%) Front Office
6 49 (3.48%) Marketing
7 44 (3.13%) Legal
8 41 (2.91%) Retail
9 25 (1.78%) Telecoms
10 20 (1.42%) Electronics
11 18 (1.28%) Multimedia
12 15 (1.07%) Back Office
13 12 (0.85%) Manufacturing
13 12 (0.85%) Publishing
14 10 (0.71%) Advertising
15 8 (0.57%) Prime Brokerage
16 7 (0.50%) Games
16 7 (0.50%) Music Industry
17 4 (0.28%) Aerospace
18 2 (0.14%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 450 (31.96%) Developer
2 114 (8.10%) Java Developer
3 99 (7.03%) Analyst
4 98 (6.96%) Platform Engineer
5 93 (6.61%) Architect
6 66 (4.69%) Software Engineer
7 40 (2.84%) Data Engineer
8 37 (2.63%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 37 (2.63%) Senior Developer
9 36 (2.56%) Software Developer
10 35 (2.49%) Consultant
11 34 (2.41%) Business Analyst
12 29 (2.06%) C# Developer
13 28 (1.99%) Full Stack Developer
14 25 (1.78%) Senior Analyst
15 24 (1.70%) Applications Developer
16 23 (1.63%) .NET Developer
16 23 (1.63%) Graduate
16 23 (1.63%) Junior
17 21 (1.49%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 324 (23.01%) AngularJS
2 256 (18.18%) HTML
3 191 (13.57%) RESTful
4 183 (13.00%) React
5 166 (11.79%) CSS
6 150 (10.65%) .NET
7 128 (9.09%) Web Services
8 121 (8.59%) HTML5
9 118 (8.38%) Spring
10 110 (7.81%) Kafka
11 86 (6.11%) REST
12 77 (5.47%) jQuery
13 68 (4.83%) Node.js
14 54 (3.84%) RabbitMQ
15 47 (3.34%) Vert.x
16 46 (3.27%) Akka
17 45 (3.20%) Middleware
18 42 (2.98%) JAX-RS
19 41 (2.91%) CSS3
19 41 (2.91%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 789 (56.04%) Cyberthreat
2 583 (41.41%) Analytical Skills
3 269 (19.11%) Computer Science
4 142 (10.09%) Self-Motivation
5 129 (9.16%) Algorithms
5 129 (9.16%) Fixed Income
6 105 (7.46%) User Experience
7 99 (7.03%) Data Structures
8 85 (6.04%) Equities
9 72 (5.11%) Management Information System
10 54 (3.84%) Analytical Mindset
11 52 (3.69%) Derivative
12 50 (3.55%) Data Centre
13 49 (3.48%) Greenfield Project
14 48 (3.41%) Virtual Team
15 37 (2.63%) Hedge funds
15 37 (2.63%) Mobile App
16 34 (2.41%) Fintech
16 34 (2.41%) Public Cloud
17 29 (2.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 206 (14.63%) Linux
2 187 (13.28%) Unix
3 125 (8.88%) Windows
4 22 (1.56%) Apple iOS
5 21 (1.49%) Android
6 13 (0.92%) Windows Server
7 6 (0.43%) Windows 7
7 6 (0.43%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (0.43%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (0.28%) Mac OS X
9 3 (0.21%) Windows 10
10 2 (0.14%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.071%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 923 (65.55%) Problem-Solving
2 803 (57.03%) Strategic Thinking
3 799 (56.75%) Investment Management
4 785 (55.75%) Low Latency
5 759 (53.91%) Risk Management
6 487 (34.59%) Agile Software Development
7 300 (21.31%) SDLC
8 286 (20.31%) OO
9 226 (16.05%) Analytics
10 210 (14.91%) TDD
11 167 (11.86%) Open Source
12 138 (9.80%) Test Automation
13 137 (9.73%) Software Engineering
14 116 (8.24%) Project Management
15 112 (7.95%) Microservices
16 103 (7.32%) Mathematics
17 99 (7.03%) Decision-Making
18 98 (6.96%) Data Modelling
19 83 (5.89%) OOP
20 82 (5.82%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 648 (46.02%) Java
2 434 (30.82%) JavaScript
3 346 (24.57%) SQL
4 270 (19.18%) Python
5 220 (15.63%) C++
6 192 (13.64%) C#
7 112 (7.95%) Perl
8 102 (7.24%) C
9 66 (4.69%) Scala
10 63 (4.47%) Shell Script
11 49 (3.48%) PHP
12 44 (3.13%) Java 8
13 39 (2.77%) Ruby
14 35 (2.49%) Bash Shell
15 28 (1.99%) R
16 26 (1.85%) PowerShell
17 24 (1.70%) ES6
17 24 (1.70%) TypeScript
18 21 (1.49%) VB.NET
19 16 (1.14%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 407 (28.91%) Degree
2 139 (9.87%) Computer Science Degree
3 87 (6.18%) Master's Degree
4 38 (2.70%) Security Cleared
5 28 (1.99%) CISSP
6 25 (1.78%) SC Cleared
7 18 (1.28%) CISM
8 15 (1.07%) GPEN
8 15 (1.07%) PhD
9 8 (0.57%) MBA
10 7 (0.50%) Cisco Certification
10 7 (0.50%) Numerate Degree
11 6 (0.43%) GSEC
11 6 (0.43%) PMP
12 5 (0.36%) CISA
12 5 (0.36%) DV Cleared
12 5 (0.36%) PMI Certification
13 3 (0.21%) JNCIE
13 3 (0.21%) Microsoft Certification
13 3 (0.21%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 78 (5.54%) QA
2 10 (0.71%) GDPR
2 10 (0.71%) MiFID
3 9 (0.64%) Data Quality
4 8 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.36%) PMO
5 5 (0.36%) SLA
6 3 (0.21%) COBIT
6 3 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 3 (0.21%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.071%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.071%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.071%) JSP 440
System Software
1 37 (2.63%) Docker
2 16 (1.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (1.07%) Active Directory
4 13 (0.92%) Virtual Desktop
5 12 (0.85%) Hyper-V
6 10 (0.71%) HDFS
7 6 (0.43%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 6 (0.43%) Microsoft App-V
7 6 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (0.43%) XenDesktop
8 3 (0.21%) KVM
8 3 (0.21%) QEMU
9 1 (0.071%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 35 (2.49%) Puppet
2 34 (2.41%) Opscode Chef
3 14 (0.99%) Kibana
3 14 (0.99%) Salt
4 13 (0.92%) Ansible
4 13 (0.92%) WSUS
5 12 (0.85%) CFEngine
6 9 (0.64%) Kubernetes
7 8 (0.57%) Terraform
8 6 (0.43%) Consul
8 6 (0.43%) Mesos
8 6 (0.43%) SCCM
9 5 (0.36%) RSA Archer
10 2 (0.14%) Hadoop YARN
10 2 (0.14%) Packer
10 2 (0.14%) SCOM
10 2 (0.14%) Single Sign-On
11 1 (0.071%) Host Intrusion Detection System
11 1 (0.071%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 182 (12.93%) Sybase
2 89 (6.32%) Microsoft
3 71 (5.04%) Oracle
4 32 (2.27%) IBM
5 29 (2.06%) Cisco
6 28 (1.99%) Citrix
7 24 (1.70%) Google
8 22 (1.56%) Tableau
9 19 (1.35%) SAP
10 16 (1.14%) Salesforce.com
10 16 (1.14%) VMware
11 13 (0.92%) Omniture
11 13 (0.92%) Optimizely
12 12 (0.85%) Adobe
13 11 (0.78%) SaltStack
14 9 (0.64%) Sitecore
15 8 (0.57%) Infor
15 8 (0.57%) Juniper
15 8 (0.57%) Nokia
16 7 (0.50%) Arista