Period
to 14 December 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 14 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Innovative Thinking
UK > England
6 months to
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 535 690 673
Rank change year-on-year +155 -17 +63
Permanent jobs citing Innovative Thinking 727 550 588
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.49% 0.33% 0.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.54% 0.36% 0.37%
Number of salaries quoted 373 433 419
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £31,300 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £88,750 £85,000
UK median annual salary £51,000 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +13.33% -10.00% +11.11%

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 135,685 154,643 159,889
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 91.66% 91.92% 91.28%
Number of salaries quoted 108,414 123,778 133,783
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 £48,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +3.09% +2.11%

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 14 December 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 14 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 +205 458 £70,000 +16.67% 22
South East +40 115 £45,000 +9.09% 29
North of England +26 61 £47,500 +5.56% 19
North West +22 39 £40,000 -11.11% 15
South West +6 39 £45,000 +5.88% 10
Midlands +31 33 £60,000 +26.32% 8
West Midlands +57 29 £60,000 +26.32% 7
East of England +17 20 £46,500 -20.85% 6
North East +16 11 £65,000 - 1
Yorkshire -2 11 £46,875 +0.27% 3
East Midlands +8 4 £42,500 +1.19% 1
Innovative Thinking
UK

For the 6 months to 14 December 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.

1 336 (46.22%) Finance
2 334 (45.94%) Problem-Solving
3 246 (33.84%) Agile Software Development
4 243 (33.43%) Strategic Thinking
5 242 (33.29%) Investment Management
6 240 (33.01%) Banking
7 235 (32.32%) Java
8 232 (31.91%) Financial Institution
9 231 (31.77%) Cyberthreat
10 229 (31.50%) Big Data
11 227 (31.22%) Low Latency
11 227 (31.22%) Risk Management
12 226 (31.09%) Investment Banking
13 215 (29.57%) Analytical Skills
14 205 (28.20%) JavaScript
15 167 (22.97%) Degree
16 164 (22.56%) SQL
17 159 (21.87%) AngularJS
18 135 (18.57%) HTML
19 115 (15.82%) C#
20 109 (14.99%) CSS
20 109 (14.99%) SDLC
21 106 (14.58%) OO
22 103 (14.17%) Python
23 97 (13.34%) .NET
24 91 (12.52%) Linux
25 89 (12.24%) Analytics
26 88 (12.10%) Computer Science
27 87 (11.97%) React
28 78 (10.73%) C++

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 31 (4.26%) CMS
2 22 (3.03%) Apache Spark
3 15 (2.06%) Elasticsearch
3 15 (2.06%) SharePoint
3 15 (2.06%) WordPress
4 10 (1.38%) Umbraco
5 9 (1.24%) Apache
6 6 (0.83%) Confluence
6 6 (0.83%) EPiServer
6 6 (0.83%) SAS
7 5 (0.69%) ExpressionEngine
7 5 (0.69%) MS Exchange
7 5 (0.69%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.41%) Jetty
9 2 (0.28%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 2 (0.28%) GemFire
10 1 (0.14%) Apache Pig
10 1 (0.14%) ArcGIS
10 1 (0.14%) Drupal
10 1 (0.14%) OpenStack
Applications
1 33 (4.54%) Microsoft Office
2 22 (3.03%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (1.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (1.24%) MS Visio
4 9 (1.24%) Photoshop
5 4 (0.55%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 3 (0.41%) EngageOne
6 3 (0.41%) SPSS
7 2 (0.28%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 9 (1.24%) Oracle ERP
1 9 (1.24%) SAP S/4HANA
2 5 (0.69%) Infor M3
2 5 (0.69%) StreamServe
3 4 (0.55%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.55%) JDE OneWorld
3 4 (0.55%) NetSuite
4 3 (0.41%) SAP Hybris
5 2 (0.28%) Sentinel
6 1 (0.14%) SAP FSCM
6 1 (0.14%) SAP IBP
6 1 (0.14%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 55 (7.57%) Amazon AWS
2 45 (6.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (2.06%) npm
4 10 (1.38%) GitHub
5 8 (1.10%) Google Cloud Platform
5 8 (1.10%) IaaS
5 8 (1.10%) SaaS
6 7 (0.96%) Force.com
7 6 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (0.83%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
8 4 (0.55%) Office 365
9 2 (0.28%) PaaS
9 2 (0.28%) Trello
9 2 (0.28%) Yarn
10 1 (0.14%) Amazon Kinesis
10 1 (0.14%) Google Analytics
10 1 (0.14%) IBM Cloud
10 1 (0.14%) SAP Leonardo
Communications & Networking
1 14 (1.93%) Firewall
2 10 (1.38%) LAN
2 10 (1.38%) WAN
3 8 (1.10%) DNS
4 7 (0.96%) DHCP
5 5 (0.69%) MPLS
6 4 (0.55%) Anycast
6 4 (0.55%) BGP
6 4 (0.55%) Cisco IOS
6 4 (0.55%) Cisco Nexus
6 4 (0.55%) Ethernet
6 4 (0.55%) FTP
6 4 (0.55%) Internet
6 4 (0.55%) NetScaler
6 4 (0.55%) OSPF
6 4 (0.55%) Quagga
6 4 (0.55%) SNMP
6 4 (0.55%) TCP/IP
6 4 (0.55%) VoIP
7 3 (0.41%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 229 (31.50%) Big Data
2 57 (7.84%) Relational Database
3 47 (6.46%) MongoDB
4 37 (5.09%) NoSQL
4 37 (5.09%) SQL Server
5 30 (4.13%) DB2
6 27 (3.71%) MySQL
7 18 (2.48%) RDBMS
8 13 (1.79%) PostgreSQL
9 10 (1.38%) Data Lake
9 10 (1.38%) Data Warehouse
9 10 (1.38%) Hadoop
10 9 (1.24%) Apache Cassandra
11 8 (1.10%) GIS
11 8 (1.10%) Power BI
12 7 (0.96%) Apache Hive
12 7 (0.96%) MemSQL
13 6 (0.83%) QlikView
14 5 (0.69%) Sybase ASE
15 4 (0.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 44 (6.05%) Git (software)
2 32 (4.40%) JIRA
3 26 (3.58%) Jenkins
4 23 (3.16%) Cucumber
5 21 (2.89%) Selenium
6 18 (2.48%) Maven
7 17 (2.34%) gulp
8 16 (2.20%) WebDriver
9 15 (2.06%) JUnit
10 13 (1.79%) Hudson
11 12 (1.65%) git-flow
11 12 (1.65%) SpecFlow
11 12 (1.65%) webpack
12 10 (1.38%) Subversion
13 8 (1.10%) TeamCity
14 7 (0.96%) Babel
15 6 (0.83%) FitNesse
15 6 (0.83%) Grunt
15 6 (0.83%) SoapUI
15 6 (0.83%) Visual Studio
General
1 336 (46.22%) Finance
2 240 (33.01%) Banking
3 232 (31.91%) Financial Institution
4 226 (31.09%) Investment Banking
5 39 (5.36%) Marketing
6 31 (4.26%) Front Office
7 26 (3.58%) Retail
8 20 (2.75%) Legal
9 18 (2.48%) Telecoms
10 14 (1.93%) Back Office
11 12 (1.65%) Pharmaceutical
12 9 (1.24%) Music Industry
13 8 (1.10%) Manufacturing
14 7 (0.96%) Electronics
15 6 (0.83%) Advertising
15 6 (0.83%) Multimedia
16 4 (0.55%) Aerospace
16 4 (0.55%) Games
17 2 (0.28%) Italian Language
17 2 (0.28%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 225 (30.95%) Developer
2 71 (9.77%) Analyst
3 53 (7.29%) Architect
4 38 (5.23%) Java Developer
5 34 (4.68%) Software Engineer
6 29 (3.99%) Platform Engineer
7 28 (3.85%) Software Developer
8 27 (3.71%) C# Developer
8 27 (3.71%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 23 (3.16%) Full Stack Developer
10 22 (3.03%) Consultant
11 20 (2.75%) .NET Developer
11 20 (2.75%) Senior Developer
12 19 (2.61%) Automation Tester
12 19 (2.61%) Junior
12 19 (2.61%) Tester
13 18 (2.48%) Senior Analyst
14 16 (2.20%) Senior Automation Tester
14 16 (2.20%) Senior Tester
15 15 (2.06%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 159 (21.87%) AngularJS
2 135 (18.57%) HTML
3 109 (14.99%) CSS
4 97 (13.34%) .NET
5 87 (11.97%) React
6 65 (8.94%) RESTful
7 62 (8.53%) Web Services
8 59 (8.12%) Node.js
9 57 (7.84%) HTML5
10 48 (6.60%) REST
11 39 (5.36%) Kafka
12 36 (4.95%) Spring
13 35 (4.81%) jQuery
14 28 (3.85%) CSS3
15 27 (3.71%) XML
16 23 (3.16%) ASP.NET
17 22 (3.03%) .NET Framework
18 21 (2.89%) Sass
18 21 (2.89%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 21 (2.89%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 231 (31.77%) Cyberthreat
2 215 (29.57%) Analytical Skills
3 74 (10.18%) User Experience
4 64 (8.80%) Self-Motivation
5 44 (6.05%) Algorithms
6 39 (5.36%) Fixed Income
7 33 (4.54%) Greenfield Project
8 30 (4.13%) Fintech
9 28 (3.85%) Data Structures
10 27 (3.71%) Equities
11 24 (3.30%) Management Information System
11 24 (3.30%) Mobile App
12 22 (3.03%) Data Centre
13 20 (2.75%) Virtual Team
14 17 (2.34%) Derivative
15 14 (1.93%) Analytical Mindset
16 11 (1.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 11 (1.51%) Hybrid Cloud
17 10 (1.38%) Enterprise Software
17 10 (1.38%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 91 (12.52%) Linux
2 77 (10.59%) Unix
2 77 (10.59%) Windows
3 20 (2.75%) Android
3 20 (2.75%) Apple iOS
4 9 (1.24%) Windows Server
5 6 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (0.41%) Windows 10
6 3 (0.41%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.28%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.28%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 334 (45.94%) Problem-Solving
2 246 (33.84%) Agile Software Development
3 243 (33.43%) Strategic Thinking
4 242 (33.29%) Investment Management
5 227 (31.22%) Low Latency
5 227 (31.22%) Risk Management
6 109 (14.99%) SDLC
7 106 (14.58%) OO
8 89 (12.24%) Analytics
9 88 (12.10%) Computer Science
10 76 (10.45%) TDD
10 76 (10.45%) Test Automation
11 68 (9.35%) Open Source
12 67 (9.22%) Software Engineering
13 63 (8.67%) Project Management
14 57 (7.84%) Decision-Making
14 57 (7.84%) Stakeholder Management
15 47 (6.46%) MVC
16 45 (6.19%) Microservices
17 44 (6.05%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 235 (32.32%) Java
2 205 (28.20%) JavaScript
3 164 (22.56%) SQL
4 115 (15.82%) C#
5 103 (14.17%) Python
6 78 (10.73%) C++
7 65 (8.94%) C
8 31 (4.26%) Perl
9 26 (3.58%) PHP
9 26 (3.58%) Scala
10 24 (3.30%) Ruby
11 19 (2.61%) ES6
11 19 (2.61%) Shell Script
12 18 (2.48%) Bash Shell
12 18 (2.48%) T-SQL
13 15 (2.06%) TypeScript
14 14 (1.93%) Java 8
14 14 (1.93%) R
15 10 (1.38%) PowerShell
16 6 (0.83%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 167 (22.97%) Degree
2 45 (6.19%) Computer Science Degree
3 28 (3.85%) Security Cleared
4 26 (3.58%) Master's Degree
5 20 (2.75%) CISSP
6 19 (2.61%) SC Cleared
7 14 (1.93%) PhD
8 8 (1.10%) CISM
8 8 (1.10%) GPEN
9 6 (0.83%) DV Cleared
10 5 (0.69%) CISA
10 5 (0.69%) Numerate Degree
11 3 (0.41%) APMP
11 3 (0.41%) CESG Certified Professional
11 3 (0.41%) PMP
12 2 (0.28%) Cisco Certification
12 2 (0.28%) GSEC
12 2 (0.28%) MBA
12 2 (0.28%) PMI Certification
12 2 (0.28%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (8.25%) QA
2 10 (1.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (1.10%) PMO
4 7 (0.96%) GDPR
5 4 (0.55%) MiFID
5 4 (0.55%) SLA
6 3 (0.41%) COBIT
6 3 (0.41%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 3 (0.41%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.14%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.14%) ISO 13485
8 1 (0.14%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.14%) PSD2
System Software
1 28 (3.85%) Docker
2 13 (1.79%) Active Directory
2 13 (1.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (1.24%) Hyper-V
4 4 (0.55%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (0.28%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 2 (0.28%) HDFS
5 2 (0.28%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.28%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.28%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.14%) Apache Flume
6 1 (0.14%) KVM
6 1 (0.14%) QEMU
6 1 (0.14%) XenApp
6 1 (0.14%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 14 (1.93%) Puppet
2 13 (1.79%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (1.10%) Kubernetes
4 6 (0.83%) Ansible
4 6 (0.83%) Salt
5 5 (0.69%) RSA Archer
6 4 (0.55%) CFEngine
6 4 (0.55%) Kibana
6 4 (0.55%) SCCM
6 4 (0.55%) Terraform
6 4 (0.55%) WSUS
7 2 (0.28%) Consul
7 2 (0.28%) Hadoop YARN
7 2 (0.28%) Mesos
7 2 (0.28%) Packer
7 2 (0.28%) SCOM
7 2 (0.28%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.14%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (0.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 65 (8.94%) Microsoft
2 54 (7.43%) Sybase
3 23 (3.16%) Oracle
4 16 (2.20%) Cisco
4 16 (2.20%) SAP
5 13 (1.79%) Google
5 13 (1.79%) VMware
6 12 (1.65%) Citrix
6 12 (1.65%) Omniture
6 12 (1.65%) Optimizely
7 9 (1.24%) Salesforce.com
7 9 (1.24%) Tableau
8 8 (1.10%) IBM
8 8 (1.10%) Informatica
9 7 (0.96%) Adobe
10 6 (0.83%) Pardot
10 6 (0.83%) Red Hat
10 6 (0.83%) Splunk
11 5 (0.69%) Infor
12 4 (0.55%) hybris