Period
to 18 August 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 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Innovative Thinking
UK > England
6 months to
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 338 698 669
Rank change year-on-year +360 -29 +93
Permanent jobs citing Innovative Thinking 1,517 525 649
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.95% 0.32% 0.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.05% 0.34% 0.38%
Number of salaries quoted 506 422 492
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
10th Percentile £28,500 £25,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £85,000 £90,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £46,462 £50,000
% change year-on-year +7.61% -7.08% -

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 144,917 152,416 169,140
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 91.15% 91.50% 90.84%
Number of salaries quoted 116,221 122,232 142,791
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £78,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,690
% change year-on-year - +4.84% +0.40%

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 August 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 August 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 +384 1,156 £75,000 +25.00% 91
South East +45 132 £45,000 +20.00% 18
South West +37 69 £65,000 +33.33% 12
North of England +36 64 £42,500 +21.43% 24
East of England +15 56 £46,500 +19.23% 4
Midlands +23 43 £52,500 +31.25% 5
North West +20 33 £42,500 - 14
West Midlands +45 26 £45,000 +12.50% 3
Yorkshire +31 22 £42,000 +27.27% 10
East Midlands +7 17 £55,000 +30.95% 2
North East - 9 £57,500 -
Innovative Thinking
UK

For the 6 months to 18 August 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 1,004 (66.18%) Problem-Solving
2 1,003 (66.12%) Finance
3 882 (58.14%) Strategic Thinking
4 874 (57.61%) Banking
5 867 (57.15%) Investment Banking
5 867 (57.15%) Cyberthreat
6 866 (57.09%) Financial Institution
7 865 (57.02%) Investment Management
8 862 (56.82%) Low Latency
9 860 (56.69%) Big Data
10 839 (55.31%) Risk Management
11 726 (47.86%) Java
12 637 (41.99%) Analytical Skills
13 503 (33.16%) Agile Software Development
14 451 (29.73%) JavaScript
15 435 (28.68%) Degree
16 377 (24.85%) SQL
17 338 (22.28%) AngularJS
18 327 (21.56%) SDLC
19 319 (21.03%) OO
20 299 (19.71%) Computer Science
21 298 (19.64%) Python
22 267 (17.60%) HTML
23 249 (16.41%) C++
24 247 (16.28%) TDD
25 241 (15.89%) Analytics
26 225 (14.83%) Linux
27 199 (13.12%) RESTful
28 193 (12.72%) Relational Database
29 192 (12.66%) Sybase

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 73 (4.81%) Apache Spark
2 37 (2.44%) Elasticsearch
3 33 (2.18%) CMS
4 18 (1.19%) Tomcat
5 16 (1.05%) Apache
6 11 (0.73%) Confluence
6 11 (0.73%) Umbraco
6 11 (0.73%) WordPress
7 9 (0.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 8 (0.53%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 8 (0.53%) GemFire
8 8 (0.53%) MS Exchange
8 8 (0.53%) Sitecore CMS
9 7 (0.46%) Jetty
9 7 (0.46%) OpenStack
10 5 (0.33%) EPiServer
10 5 (0.33%) SAS
10 5 (0.33%) SharePoint
11 4 (0.26%) IIS
11 4 (0.26%) nginx
Applications
1 47 (3.10%) Microsoft Office
2 45 (2.97%) Microsoft Excel
3 20 (1.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 12 (0.79%) Photoshop
5 7 (0.46%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 5 (0.33%) Adobe Illustrator
7 4 (0.26%) MS Visio
8 3 (0.20%) Chatbot
8 3 (0.20%) EngageOne
9 2 (0.13%) PrintSoft PReS
10 1 (0.066%) InVision
10 1 (0.066%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 10 (0.66%) Oracle ERP
2 9 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (0.53%) Infor M3
3 8 (0.53%) SAP S/4HANA
3 8 (0.53%) StreamServe
4 6 (0.40%) Sentinel
5 5 (0.33%) Dynamics NAV
6 3 (0.20%) SAP Hybris
7 2 (0.13%) Distributed Ledger
7 2 (0.13%) R3 Corda
8 1 (0.066%) JDE EnterpriseOne
8 1 (0.066%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 1 (0.066%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 66 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
2 43 (2.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (1.58%) SaaS
4 18 (1.19%) Cloud Computing
5 17 (1.12%) PaaS
6 16 (1.05%) GitHub
6 16 (1.05%) npm
7 10 (0.66%) Google Analytics
8 8 (0.53%) Office 365
9 7 (0.46%) Amazon Kinesis
10 4 (0.26%) IaaS
10 4 (0.26%) Serverless
11 3 (0.20%) AWS CloudFormation
11 3 (0.20%) Yarn
12 2 (0.13%) Azure Active Directory
12 2 (0.13%) Force.com
12 2 (0.13%) Google Cloud Platform
12 2 (0.13%) Heroku
13 1 (0.066%) Boomi
13 1 (0.066%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 34 (2.24%) Firewall
2 33 (2.18%) Internet
3 28 (1.85%) LAN
3 28 (1.85%) WAN
4 24 (1.58%) DNS
5 23 (1.52%) DHCP
6 20 (1.32%) TCP/IP
7 18 (1.19%) Cisco IOS
7 18 (1.19%) Ethernet
8 17 (1.12%) Cisco Nexus
8 17 (1.12%) MPLS
9 15 (0.99%) BGP
9 15 (0.99%) NetScaler
9 15 (0.99%) Network Security
9 15 (0.99%) OSPF
9 15 (0.99%) SNMP
10 13 (0.86%) Anycast
10 13 (0.86%) Quagga
10 13 (0.86%) Wireless
11 9 (0.59%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 860 (56.69%) Big Data
2 193 (12.72%) Relational Database
3 145 (9.56%) MongoDB
4 139 (9.16%) NoSQL
5 119 (7.84%) DB2
6 72 (4.75%) SQL Server
7 70 (4.61%) RDBMS
8 46 (3.03%) MySQL
9 39 (2.57%) Data Lake
10 38 (2.50%) Hadoop
11 34 (2.24%) MemSQL
12 31 (2.04%) PostgreSQL
12 31 (2.04%) Sybase ASE
13 29 (1.91%) Apache Cassandra
14 17 (1.12%) Data Warehouse
14 17 (1.12%) IBM InfoSphere
15 16 (1.05%) Flink
15 16 (1.05%) Sybase IQ
16 15 (0.99%) Apache Hive
17 13 (0.86%) Redis
Development Applications
1 65 (4.28%) Maven
2 61 (4.02%) Git (software)
3 60 (3.96%) JUnit
4 51 (3.36%) JIRA
5 34 (2.24%) Jenkins
6 31 (2.04%) Cucumber
7 28 (1.85%) Subversion
8 21 (1.38%) Eclipse
8 21 (1.38%) Mockito
9 20 (1.32%) Gradle
10 19 (1.25%) FitNesse
11 18 (1.19%) NUnit
12 17 (1.12%) gulp
12 17 (1.12%) Selenium
13 14 (0.92%) Visual Studio
14 12 (0.79%) IntelliJ
15 10 (0.66%) TeamCity
16 9 (0.59%) WebDriver
17 8 (0.53%) SpecFlow
17 8 (0.53%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1,003 (66.12%) Finance
2 874 (57.61%) Banking
3 867 (57.15%) Investment Banking
4 866 (57.09%) Financial Institution
5 106 (6.99%) Front Office
6 52 (3.43%) Marketing
7 51 (3.36%) Retail
8 46 (3.03%) Legal
9 33 (2.18%) Telecoms
10 25 (1.65%) Electronics
11 23 (1.52%) Back Office
12 22 (1.45%) Multimedia
13 17 (1.12%) Advertising
13 17 (1.12%) Publishing
14 15 (0.99%) Manufacturing
15 12 (0.79%) Games
16 8 (0.53%) Prime Brokerage
17 4 (0.26%) Aerospace
17 4 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
18 2 (0.13%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 461 (30.39%) Developer
2 121 (7.98%) Java Developer
3 118 (7.78%) Architect
4 103 (6.79%) Platform Engineer
5 90 (5.93%) Analyst
6 71 (4.68%) Software Engineer
7 45 (2.97%) Software Developer
8 43 (2.83%) Data Engineer
9 42 (2.77%) Business Analyst
10 39 (2.57%) Solutions Architect
11 37 (2.44%) Senior Developer
12 35 (2.31%) Consultant
13 34 (2.24%) Graduate
14 30 (1.98%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 30 (1.98%) Full Stack Developer
15 28 (1.85%) Applications Developer
16 27 (1.78%) JavaScript Developer
17 25 (1.65%) Junior
18 23 (1.52%) .NET Developer
19 22 (1.45%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 338 (22.28%) AngularJS
2 267 (17.60%) HTML
3 199 (13.12%) RESTful
4 186 (12.26%) React
5 166 (10.94%) .NET
6 161 (10.61%) CSS
7 138 (9.10%) HTML5
8 136 (8.97%) Web Services
9 124 (8.17%) Spring
10 122 (8.04%) Kafka
11 94 (6.20%) REST
12 72 (4.75%) jQuery
13 57 (3.76%) Node.js
14 56 (3.69%) RabbitMQ
15 55 (3.63%) Middleware
16 51 (3.36%) Akka
17 50 (3.30%) Vert.x
18 48 (3.16%) JAX-RS
19 47 (3.10%) CSS3
20 45 (2.97%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 867 (57.15%) Cyberthreat
2 637 (41.99%) Analytical Skills
3 299 (19.71%) Computer Science
4 147 (9.69%) Algorithms
5 142 (9.36%) Self-Motivation
6 139 (9.16%) Fixed Income
7 116 (7.65%) Data Structures
8 102 (6.72%) User Experience
9 89 (5.87%) Management Information System
10 87 (5.74%) Equities
11 66 (4.35%) Analytical Mindset
12 58 (3.82%) Data Centre
12 58 (3.82%) Derivative
13 46 (3.03%) Greenfield Project
13 46 (3.03%) Virtual Team
14 40 (2.64%) Hedge funds
15 39 (2.57%) Public Cloud
16 37 (2.44%) Mobile App
17 34 (2.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 30 (1.98%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 225 (14.83%) Linux
2 178 (11.73%) Unix
3 114 (7.51%) Windows
4 13 (0.86%) Windows Server
5 8 (0.53%) Android
5 8 (0.53%) Windows 7
6 7 (0.46%) Apple iOS
7 6 (0.40%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (0.33%) Mac OS X
8 5 (0.33%) Windows 10
9 4 (0.26%) Solaris
10 2 (0.13%) Oracle Linux
10 2 (0.13%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.066%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,004 (66.18%) Problem-Solving
2 882 (58.14%) Strategic Thinking
3 865 (57.02%) Investment Management
4 862 (56.82%) Low Latency
5 839 (55.31%) Risk Management
6 503 (33.16%) Agile Software Development
7 327 (21.56%) SDLC
8 319 (21.03%) OO
9 247 (16.28%) TDD
10 241 (15.89%) Analytics
11 178 (11.73%) Open Source
12 152 (10.02%) Software Engineering
13 135 (8.90%) Test Automation
14 130 (8.57%) Microservices
15 122 (8.04%) Mathematics
16 112 (7.38%) Project Management
17 104 (6.86%) Data Modelling
18 103 (6.79%) Decision-Making
18 103 (6.79%) Workflow
19 98 (6.46%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 726 (47.86%) Java
2 451 (29.73%) JavaScript
3 377 (24.85%) SQL
4 298 (19.64%) Python
5 249 (16.41%) C++
6 191 (12.59%) C#
7 120 (7.91%) Perl
8 92 (6.06%) C
9 73 (4.81%) Shell Script
10 70 (4.61%) Scala
11 55 (3.63%) PHP
12 49 (3.23%) Java 8
13 36 (2.37%) Bash Shell
14 34 (2.24%) Ruby
15 29 (1.91%) PowerShell
16 24 (1.58%) VB.NET
17 23 (1.52%) R
18 21 (1.38%) ES6
18 21 (1.38%) TypeScript
19 18 (1.19%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 435 (28.68%) Degree
2 154 (10.15%) Computer Science Degree
3 96 (6.33%) Master's Degree
4 32 (2.11%) Security Cleared
5 28 (1.85%) CISSP
6 21 (1.38%) CISM
6 21 (1.38%) SC Cleared
7 20 (1.32%) PhD
8 16 (1.05%) Cisco Certification
9 15 (0.99%) GPEN
10 11 (0.73%) Numerate Degree
11 9 (0.59%) PMI Certification
11 9 (0.59%) PMP
12 8 (0.53%) MBA
12 8 (0.53%) TOGAF Certification
13 6 (0.40%) GSEC
14 5 (0.33%) CEH
14 5 (0.33%) CISA
14 5 (0.33%) GCIH
14 5 (0.33%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (4.48%) QA
2 16 (1.05%) GDPR
3 15 (0.99%) Data Quality
4 11 (0.73%) MiFID
5 5 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.26%) SLA
7 3 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.066%) GCP
8 1 (0.066%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.066%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.066%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.066%) PMO
System Software
1 28 (1.85%) Docker
2 21 (1.38%) Active Directory
3 16 (1.05%) Hyper-V
3 16 (1.05%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (0.86%) Virtual Desktop
5 10 (0.66%) HDFS
6 8 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (0.46%) KVM
7 7 (0.46%) QEMU
8 6 (0.40%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 6 (0.40%) Microsoft App-V
8 6 (0.40%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.13%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.066%) Firmware
10 1 (0.066%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 43 (2.83%) Puppet
2 42 (2.77%) Opscode Chef
3 21 (1.38%) Ansible
4 14 (0.92%) Kibana
4 14 (0.92%) Salt
5 13 (0.86%) Kubernetes
5 13 (0.86%) WSUS
6 12 (0.79%) CFEngine
6 12 (0.79%) Terraform
7 6 (0.40%) Consul
7 6 (0.40%) Mesos
7 6 (0.40%) Packer
7 6 (0.40%) SCCM
8 5 (0.33%) RSA Archer
9 3 (0.20%) Hadoop YARN
10 2 (0.13%) BladeLogic
10 2 (0.13%) Control-M
10 2 (0.13%) Norton AntiVirus
10 2 (0.13%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 2 (0.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 192 (12.66%) Sybase
2 96 (6.33%) Oracle
3 94 (6.20%) Microsoft
4 45 (2.97%) Cisco
5 35 (2.31%) Citrix
6 34 (2.24%) IBM
7 27 (1.78%) Google
8 23 (1.52%) SAP
9 22 (1.45%) Tableau
10 21 (1.38%) VMware
11 16 (1.05%) Adobe
12 15 (0.99%) Salesforce.com
13 14 (0.92%) Nokia
14 13 (0.86%) Omniture
14 13 (0.86%) Optimizely
15 11 (0.73%) SaltStack
16 9 (0.59%) Capita
16 9 (0.59%) Juniper
16 9 (0.59%) Sitecore
17 8 (0.53%) CheckPoint