Period
to 26 November 2020

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 26 November 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Innovative Thinking
UK > England
6 months to
26 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 472 514 538
Rank change year-on-year +42 +24 +134
Permanent jobs citing Innovative Thinking 229 640 765
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.46% 0.51% 0.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.49% 0.55% 0.55%
Number of salaries quoted 287 501 403
Median annual salary £50,000 £57,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -13.04% +15.00% +2.04%
10th Percentile £37,500 £32,500 £29,200
90th Percentile £80,000 £95,000 £92,400
UK median annual salary £50,000 £53,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -5.66% +11.58% +5.56%

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 46,346 115,696 137,945
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 92.32% 92.21% 92.08%
Number of salaries quoted 38,781 92,429 110,929
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £33,000 £30,000 £29,650
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,250
% change year-on-year +4.76% +4.48% +0.50%

Innovative Thinking
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Innovative Thinking in England

Innovative Thinking
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Innovative Thinking in England.

Salary trend for Innovative Thinking in England

Innovative Thinking
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Innovative Thinking in England over the 6 months to 26 November 2020.

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 26 November 2020. 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 +89 86 £65,000 - 9
North of England +133 85 £50,000 +25.00% 6
North West +130 70 £50,000 +17.65% 4
South East +132 19 £55,000 -8.33% 8
South West +93 16 £41,250 -28.26% 8
Yorkshire +89 14 £45,000 +24.14% 1
East of England +100 11 £30,000 -66.20% 7
Midlands +28 11 £35,000 -12.50% 6
East Midlands +65 8 £61,000 +74.29% 1
West Midlands +20 3 £19,000 -54.24% 5
North East +7 1 £43,500 +20.83% 1
Innovative Thinking
UK

For the 6 months to 26 November 2020, 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.

1 107 (46.72%) Analytical Skills
2 89 (38.86%) SQL
3 82 (35.81%) .NET
4 79 (34.50%) C#
5 73 (31.88%) MVC
6 72 (31.44%) ASP.NET
7 67 (29.26%) Analytical Thinking
8 64 (27.95%) Agile Software Development
9 57 (24.89%) .NET Core
10 56 (24.45%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 55 (24.02%) Web Development
12 50 (21.83%) DevOps
13 45 (19.65%) Finance
14 44 (19.21%) Python
15 39 (17.03%) Problem-Solving
16 37 (16.16%) Azure
17 36 (15.72%) Microsoft
18 33 (14.41%) JavaScript
19 32 (13.97%) Java
20 26 (11.35%) Scrum
20 26 (11.35%) Degree
20 26 (11.35%) Git (software)
21 22 (9.61%) Docker
21 22 (9.61%) HTML
21 22 (9.61%) CSS
22 21 (9.17%) PostgreSQL
23 19 (8.30%) SQL Server
23 19 (8.30%) React
24 18 (7.86%) AngularJS
24 18 (7.86%) Google

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 14 (6.11%) IIS
2 13 (5.68%) Confluence
3 4 (1.75%) EPiServer
4 3 (1.31%) CMS
5 2 (0.87%) Kentico
5 2 (0.87%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.44%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.44%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.44%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.44%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (0.87%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.44%) Acrobat
2 1 (0.44%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (0.44%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.44%) InDesign
2 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.44%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.87%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.44%) JDE EnterpriseOne
3 1 (0.44%) JDE World
3 1 (0.44%) Magento
3 1 (0.44%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.44%) PolarLake
3 1 (0.44%) SAP Business One
3 1 (0.44%) SAP HCM
3 1 (0.44%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.44%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 37 (16.16%) Azure
2 16 (6.99%) AWS
3 13 (5.68%) Power Platform
4 7 (3.06%) Serverless
5 4 (1.75%) AWS Lambda
6 3 (1.31%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (1.31%) GCP
6 3 (1.31%) Office 365
6 3 (1.31%) SaaS
7 2 (0.87%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 2 (0.87%) Dynamics 365
7 2 (0.87%) PowerApps
7 2 (0.87%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
8 1 (0.44%) Amazon ECS
8 1 (0.44%) Amazon EKS
8 1 (0.44%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.44%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.44%) Azure Stack
8 1 (0.44%) Veeva
8 1 (0.44%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.44%) 2G
1 1 (0.44%) 3G
1 1 (0.44%) 4G
1 1 (0.44%) 5G
1 1 (0.44%) Diameter Protocol
1 1 (0.44%) DNS
1 1 (0.44%) FCAPS
1 1 (0.44%) Firewall
1 1 (0.44%) LAN
1 1 (0.44%) Network Security
1 1 (0.44%) Unified Communications
1 1 (0.44%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (9.17%) PostgreSQL
2 19 (8.30%) SQL Server
3 13 (5.68%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (3.93%) MySQL
5 8 (3.49%) Data Warehouse
5 8 (3.49%) Power BI
6 7 (3.06%) Tableau
7 4 (1.75%) Data Mining
7 4 (1.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (1.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.87%) Hadoop
8 2 (0.87%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.87%) Qlik Sense
8 2 (0.87%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.44%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 1 (0.44%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.44%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.44%) Big Data
9 1 (0.44%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 26 (11.35%) Git (software)
2 18 (7.86%) JIRA
3 13 (5.68%) Bitbucket
3 13 (5.68%) MSTest
3 13 (5.68%) NUnit
3 13 (5.68%) Octopus Deploy
3 13 (5.68%) SpecFlow
3 13 (5.68%) TeamCity
4 5 (2.18%) Rational Rose
5 4 (1.75%) Jenkins
5 4 (1.75%) Visual Studio
6 3 (1.31%) Cypress.io
7 2 (0.87%) GoCD
7 2 (0.87%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (0.44%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.44%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.44%) GitLab
8 1 (0.44%) Protractor
8 1 (0.44%) Selenium
8 1 (0.44%) Subversion
General
1 45 (19.65%) Finance
2 9 (3.93%) Public Sector
3 7 (3.06%) Retail
4 5 (2.18%) Marketing
5 4 (1.75%) Banking
6 3 (1.31%) Back Office
6 3 (1.31%) Front Office
6 3 (1.31%) Military
7 2 (0.87%) Aerospace
7 2 (0.87%) Legal
7 2 (0.87%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.87%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.44%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.44%) French Language
8 1 (0.44%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.44%) German Language
8 1 (0.44%) Italian Language
8 1 (0.44%) Portuguese Language
8 1 (0.44%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.44%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 118 (51.53%) Developer
2 41 (17.90%) .NET Developer
3 22 (9.61%) Web Developer
4 18 (7.86%) Architect
5 16 (6.99%) C# Developer
5 16 (6.99%) Python Developer
6 14 (6.11%) Analyst
7 13 (5.68%) ASP.NET Developer
7 13 (5.68%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 13 (5.68%) C# .NET Developer
7 13 (5.68%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 13 (5.68%) Solutions Architect
8 12 (5.24%) Consultant
9 11 (4.80%) Senior Developer
10 9 (3.93%) AWS Developer
11 7 (3.06%) Senior Python Developer
11 7 (3.06%) Software Engineer
12 6 (2.62%) Data Scientist
12 6 (2.62%) Graduate
12 6 (2.62%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (35.81%) .NET
2 72 (31.44%) ASP.NET
3 57 (24.89%) .NET Core
4 56 (24.45%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 22 (9.61%) CSS
5 22 (9.61%) HTML
6 19 (8.30%) React
7 18 (7.86%) AngularJS
8 17 (7.42%) .NET Framework
9 16 (6.99%) NumPy
10 15 (6.55%) RESTful
11 14 (6.11%) Entity Framework
12 13 (5.68%) ASP.NET Core
12 13 (5.68%) ASP.NET MVC
12 13 (5.68%) ASP.NET MVC 3
12 13 (5.68%) ASP.NET Web API
12 13 (5.68%) Blazor
12 13 (5.68%) WPF
13 7 (3.06%) Node.js
14 6 (2.62%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 107 (46.72%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (5.68%) Replication
3 9 (3.93%) User Experience
4 7 (3.06%) Self-Motivation
5 6 (2.62%) Management Information System
6 5 (2.18%) Mobile App
7 4 (1.75%) Data Centre
8 2 (0.87%) Marketing Technology
8 2 (0.87%) Robotics
9 1 (0.44%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.44%) CESG
9 1 (0.44%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.44%) Cloud Native
9 1 (0.44%) Credit Risk
9 1 (0.44%) Equities
9 1 (0.44%) Fixed Income
9 1 (0.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (0.44%) Graphic Design
9 1 (0.44%) Photography
9 1 (0.44%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 9 (3.93%) Windows
2 8 (3.49%) Linux
3 4 (1.75%) Android
4 2 (0.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (0.87%) Unix
5 1 (0.44%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.44%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.44%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.44%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.44%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (31.88%) MVC
2 67 (29.26%) Analytical Thinking
3 64 (27.95%) Agile Software Development
4 55 (24.02%) Web Development
5 50 (21.83%) DevOps
6 39 (17.03%) Problem-Solving
7 26 (11.35%) Scrum
8 16 (6.99%) TDD
8 16 (6.99%) User Stories
9 15 (6.55%) Kanban
9 15 (6.55%) Software Engineering
10 14 (6.11%) Analytics
10 14 (6.11%) Computer Science
11 13 (5.68%) API Development
11 13 (5.68%) Performance Optimisation
11 13 (5.68%) Unit Testing
12 12 (5.24%) Artificial Intelligence
12 12 (5.24%) Stakeholder Management
13 10 (4.37%) Creative Thinking
13 10 (4.37%) Data Science
Programming Languages
1 89 (38.86%) SQL
2 79 (34.50%) C#
3 44 (19.21%) Python
4 33 (14.41%) JavaScript
5 32 (13.97%) Java
6 15 (6.55%) T-SQL
7 14 (6.11%) TypeScript
8 9 (3.93%) C
9 7 (3.06%) PHP
10 3 (1.31%) R
11 2 (0.87%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.87%) Go
11 2 (0.87%) Korn
11 2 (0.87%) Perl
11 2 (0.87%) Ruby
12 1 (0.44%) C++
12 1 (0.44%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 1 (0.44%) Julia
12 1 (0.44%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.44%) VB
Qualifications
1 26 (11.35%) Degree
2 10 (4.37%) Computer Science Degree
3 8 (3.49%) SC Cleared
3 8 (3.49%) Security Cleared
4 7 (3.06%) DV Cleared
5 3 (1.31%) CESG Certified Professional
5 3 (1.31%) CISSP
5 3 (1.31%) DBS Check
6 2 (0.87%) CEH
6 2 (0.87%) CISM
6 2 (0.87%) CISMP
6 2 (0.87%) CompTIA Security+
6 2 (0.87%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (0.87%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.44%) IISP
7 1 (0.44%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.44%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (0.44%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.44%) PMP
7 1 (0.44%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (6.55%) QA
2 4 (1.75%) SLA
3 3 (1.31%) GDPR
4 1 (0.44%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.44%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (0.44%) ISO 31000
4 1 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.44%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.44%) NIST
4 1 (0.44%) PMO
System Software
1 22 (9.61%) Docker
2 2 (0.87%) Hyper-V
2 2 (0.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.44%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (0.44%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.44%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 7 (3.06%) Terraform
2 4 (1.75%) Ansible
2 4 (1.75%) Puppet
3 3 (1.31%) SCCM
4 2 (0.87%) Kubernetes
4 2 (0.87%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (0.87%) Packer
5 1 (0.44%) Marathon
5 1 (0.44%) Mesos
5 1 (0.44%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.44%) SCVMM
5 1 (0.44%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.44%) WSUS
Vendors
1 36 (15.72%) Microsoft
2 18 (7.86%) Google
3 14 (6.11%) Atlassian
4 4 (1.75%) VMware
5 3 (1.31%) Red Hat
5 3 (1.31%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (1.31%) ServiceNow
6 2 (0.87%) Citrix
6 2 (0.87%) Cognos
6 2 (0.87%) Oracle
6 2 (0.87%) Pardot
6 2 (0.87%) SAP
6 2 (0.87%) Sitecore
6 2 (0.87%) Tealium
7 1 (0.44%) Adobe
7 1 (0.44%) Apple
7 1 (0.44%) Bloomberg
7 1 (0.44%) JD Edwards
7 1 (0.44%) Reuters
7 1 (0.44%) Symantec