Period
to 21 September 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for Creative Thinking skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Creative Thinking over the 6 months to 21 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Creative Thinking
England > London
6 months to
21 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 339 331 221
Rank change year-on-year -8 -110 +127
Permanent jobs citing Creative Thinking 457 165 904
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 0.93% 0.81% 1.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.98% 0.86% 1.74%
Number of salaries quoted 222 84 274
10th Percentile £40,000 £37,150 £40,150
25th Percentile £51,250 £49,375 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £68,750 £71,250 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -3.51% +18.75% -
75th Percentile £97,500 £97,500 £77,500
90th Percentile £107,500 £105,000 £91,250
England median annual salary £58,000 £60,000 £52,000
% change year-on-year -3.33% +15.38% +4.00%

Creative 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 London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 46,854 19,173 51,912
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 95.44% 94.08% 93.51%
Number of salaries quoted 30,500 16,003 42,259
10th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £36,250
25th Percentile £52,500 £52,500 £47,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year - +7.69% +4.00%
75th Percentile £88,750 £87,500 £82,500
90th Percentile £105,000 £109,900 £100,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £57,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +0.88% +8.57% +3.14%

Creative Thinking
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Creative Thinking as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Creative Thinking in London

Creative Thinking
Salary Trend in London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Creative Thinking in London.

Salary trend for Creative Thinking in London

Creative Thinking
Salary Histogram in London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Creative Thinking in London over the 6 months to 21 September 2021.

Salary histogram for Creative Thinking in London

Creative Thinking
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Creative Thinking within the London region over the 6 months to 21 September 2021. 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
Central London -28 46 £85,000 +54.55% 16
West London -50 16 £67,500 +22.73% 7
East London - 4 £40,000 - 1
South London - 3 £67,500 -
Creative Thinking
England

For the 6 months to 21 September 2021, IT jobs citing Creative 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 London region with a requirement for Creative Thinking.

1 175 (38.29%) Social Skills
2 173 (37.86%) Agile Software Development
3 106 (23.19%) Analytics
4 102 (22.32%) Problem-Solving
5 95 (20.79%) JavaScript
6 94 (20.57%) Finance
7 90 (19.69%) Analytical Skills
8 87 (19.04%) Python
9 80 (17.51%) AWS
10 76 (16.63%) Java
11 75 (16.41%) Front End Development
12 73 (15.97%) SQL
13 72 (15.75%) Degree
13 72 (15.75%) AngularJS
14 68 (14.88%) TDD
15 62 (13.57%) Docker
16 60 (13.13%) React
16 60 (13.13%) QA
17 58 (12.69%) User Experience
18 56 (12.25%) TypeScript
19 54 (11.82%) Marketing
20 49 (10.72%) Linux
21 48 (10.50%) Mentoring
22 47 (10.28%) DevOps
22 47 (10.28%) Azure
23 46 (10.07%) HTML
23 46 (10.07%) Artificial Intelligence
24 44 (9.63%) REST
24 44 (9.63%) Continuous Integration
25 43 (9.41%) Computer Science

Creative Thinking
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 (3.94%) Confluence
2 11 (2.41%) Apache Spark
2 11 (2.41%) SharePoint
3 9 (1.97%) Elasticsearch
4 7 (1.53%) Apache Pig
4 7 (1.53%) CMS
5 5 (1.09%) CICS
5 5 (1.09%) MQSeries
5 5 (1.09%) MS Exchange
5 5 (1.09%) WebSphere
6 3 (0.66%) Apache Solr
6 3 (0.66%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (0.66%) Skype for Business
6 3 (0.66%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.22%) Apache Airflow
7 1 (0.22%) Drupal
7 1 (0.22%) nginx
7 1 (0.22%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.22%) SAS
Applications
1 22 (4.81%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (4.16%) Photoshop
3 14 (3.06%) Microsoft Excel
4 9 (1.97%) Adobe Illustrator
4 9 (1.97%) Adobe Premiere
4 9 (1.97%) Figma
5 8 (1.75%) Sketch
6 7 (1.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 6 (1.31%) Adobe XD
8 5 (1.09%) InDesign
8 5 (1.09%) MS Visio
9 4 (0.88%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 4 (0.88%) InVision
9 4 (0.88%) Microsoft Project
10 1 (0.22%) Adobe After Effects
10 1 (0.22%) Marvel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.22%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.22%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 80 (17.51%) AWS
2 47 (10.28%) Azure
3 26 (5.69%) SaaS
4 20 (4.38%) GCP
4 20 (4.38%) IaaS
4 20 (4.38%) Serverless
5 18 (3.94%) Power Platform
6 13 (2.84%) Microsoft 365
6 13 (2.84%) npm
7 12 (2.63%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 12 (2.63%) Cloud Computing
8 8 (1.75%) Azure Data Factory
8 8 (1.75%) OpenShift
9 7 (1.53%) AWS Lambda
9 7 (1.53%) Azure Active Directory
9 7 (1.53%) Azure Synapse Analytics
9 7 (1.53%) Matillion
10 6 (1.31%) GitHub
11 4 (0.88%) Google Analytics
12 3 (0.66%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (4.16%) Internet
2 17 (3.72%) HTTP
3 13 (2.84%) Broadband
4 12 (2.63%) TCP/IP
5 6 (1.31%) BGP
5 6 (1.31%) Cisco IOS
5 6 (1.31%) DNS
5 6 (1.31%) ExtremeXOS
5 6 (1.31%) IPv6
5 6 (1.31%) MPLS
5 6 (1.31%) OSPF
6 4 (0.88%) Intranet
7 3 (0.66%) AMQP
7 3 (0.66%) DHCP
7 3 (0.66%) FTP
7 3 (0.66%) Skype
7 3 (0.66%) SSH
8 2 (0.44%) Extranet
8 2 (0.44%) Firewall
9 1 (0.22%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (8.32%) Big Data
2 34 (7.44%) PostgreSQL
3 28 (6.13%) Relational Database
4 22 (4.81%) MongoDB
5 19 (4.16%) Data Warehouse
5 19 (4.16%) Kalido
6 18 (3.94%) NoSQL
6 18 (3.94%) Power BI
7 14 (3.06%) Apache Cassandra
8 11 (2.41%) Hadoop
8 11 (2.41%) MySQL
8 11 (2.41%) SQL Server
9 10 (2.19%) Blockchain
9 10 (2.19%) Oracle Database
9 10 (2.19%) RDBMS
10 9 (1.97%) HBase
11 8 (1.75%) Apache Hive
11 8 (1.75%) ArangoDB
11 8 (1.75%) Tableau
12 7 (1.53%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 40 (8.75%) Git (software)
2 28 (6.13%) JIRA
3 26 (5.69%) Jenkins
4 14 (3.06%) Jasmine
5 12 (2.63%) Selenium
6 11 (2.41%) Maven
7 10 (2.19%) Rational DOORS
7 10 (2.19%) Travis CI
8 9 (1.97%) Cypress.io
8 9 (1.97%) Storybook
8 9 (1.97%) Xcode
9 8 (1.75%) Mocha
10 6 (1.31%) Babel
10 6 (1.31%) webpack
11 5 (1.09%) JIRA Agile
12 4 (0.88%) Cucumber
12 4 (0.88%) GitLab
12 4 (0.88%) SoapUI
13 3 (0.66%) CircleCI
13 3 (0.66%) ReSharper
General
1 175 (38.29%) Social Skills
2 94 (20.57%) Finance
3 90 (19.69%) Analytical Skills
4 54 (11.82%) Marketing
5 36 (7.88%) Publishing
6 32 (7.00%) Telecoms
7 29 (6.35%) Retail
8 25 (5.47%) Public Sector
9 23 (5.03%) Banking
9 23 (5.03%) Inclusion and Diversity
10 22 (4.81%) Advertising
11 21 (4.60%) Presentation Skills
12 19 (4.16%) Manufacturing
13 18 (3.94%) Influencing Skills
14 17 (3.72%) Front Office
15 15 (3.28%) Automotive
15 15 (3.28%) Games
16 12 (2.63%) Organisational Skills
17 10 (2.19%) Military
18 5 (1.09%) Legal
Job Titles
1 143 (31.29%) Developer
2 37 (8.10%) Architect
3 35 (7.66%) Senior Developer
4 28 (6.13%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 26 (5.69%) Consultant
6 24 (5.25%) Solutions Architect
7 22 (4.81%) Analyst
7 22 (4.81%) React Developer
8 21 (4.60%) Software Engineer
9 20 (4.38%) Cloud Architect
9 20 (4.38%) Cloud Solutions Architect
10 19 (4.16%) Angular Developer
11 16 (3.50%) Java Developer
12 14 (3.06%) Applications Support
12 14 (3.06%) Unix Support
13 12 (2.63%) Designer
13 12 (2.63%) JavaScript Developer
13 12 (2.63%) Lead Developer
14 10 (2.19%) Backend Developer
14 10 (2.19%) iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (15.75%) AngularJS
2 60 (13.13%) React
3 46 (10.07%) HTML
4 44 (9.63%) REST
5 42 (9.19%) Spring
6 40 (8.75%) .NET
7 39 (8.53%) Web Services
8 37 (8.10%) CSS
9 35 (7.66%) HTML5
10 33 (7.22%) Node.js
11 32 (7.00%) RESTful
12 31 (6.78%) CSS3
13 28 (6.13%) GraphQL
14 26 (5.69%) Redux
15 25 (5.47%) Spring Boot
16 23 (5.03%) Kafka
16 23 (5.03%) Sass
17 21 (4.60%) JSON
18 19 (4.16%) jQuery
18 19 (4.16%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 58 (12.69%) User Experience
2 41 (8.97%) Social Media
3 32 (7.00%) Algorithms
4 31 (6.78%) Data Structures
5 29 (6.35%) Derivative
6 25 (5.47%) Private Cloud
7 22 (4.81%) Self-Motivation
8 16 (3.50%) Social Network
9 15 (3.28%) Enterprise Software
9 15 (3.28%) Equities
9 15 (3.28%) Greenfield Project
10 13 (2.84%) Digital Signage
10 13 (2.84%) Mobile App
11 12 (2.63%) Cloud Native
12 10 (2.19%) Cyber Warfare
12 10 (2.19%) Online Banking
13 9 (1.97%) iPad
13 9 (1.97%) iPhone
13 9 (1.97%) Life Science
14 8 (1.75%) Analytical Mindset
Operating Systems
1 49 (10.72%) Linux
2 18 (3.94%) Apple iOS
3 16 (3.50%) Unix
4 11 (2.41%) Windows
5 9 (1.97%) Android
6 3 (0.66%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.22%) VMS
7 1 (0.22%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 173 (37.86%) Agile Software Development
2 106 (23.19%) Analytics
3 102 (22.32%) Problem-Solving
4 75 (16.41%) Front End Development
5 68 (14.88%) TDD
6 48 (10.50%) Mentoring
7 47 (10.28%) DevOps
8 46 (10.07%) Artificial Intelligence
9 44 (9.63%) Continuous Integration
10 43 (9.41%) Computer Science
11 42 (9.19%) Software Engineering
12 40 (8.75%) Collaborative Working
12 40 (8.75%) Microservices
12 40 (8.75%) Visualisation
13 39 (8.53%) Project Management
14 38 (8.32%) Thought Leadership
14 38 (8.32%) Unit Testing
15 37 (8.10%) Architectural Design
16 34 (7.44%) SDLC
17 33 (7.22%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 95 (20.79%) JavaScript
2 87 (19.04%) Python
3 76 (16.63%) Java
4 73 (15.97%) SQL
5 56 (12.25%) TypeScript
6 27 (5.91%) C#
7 23 (5.03%) Go
8 16 (3.50%) Bash Shell
8 16 (3.50%) Scala
9 14 (3.06%) Perl
10 13 (2.84%) ES7
10 13 (2.84%) PowerShell
11 11 (2.41%) Apple Swift
12 10 (2.19%) C
12 10 (2.19%) Groovy
13 9 (1.97%) MATLAB
13 9 (1.97%) R
14 5 (1.09%) Assembly Language
14 5 (1.09%) COBOL
14 5 (1.09%) PL/1
Qualifications
1 72 (15.75%) Degree
2 20 (4.38%) Security Cleared
3 17 (3.72%) Master's Degree
4 16 (3.50%) Computer Science Degree
5 9 (1.97%) PhD
5 9 (1.97%) SC Cleared
6 6 (1.31%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (1.09%) DV Cleared
7 5 (1.09%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.44%) CCNA
8 2 (0.44%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.22%) CHECK Team Leader
9 1 (0.22%) CSSLP
9 1 (0.22%) GPEN
9 1 (0.22%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.22%) OSCE
9 1 (0.22%) OSCP
9 1 (0.22%) OSWP
9 1 (0.22%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (13.13%) QA
2 14 (3.06%) MiFID
3 10 (2.19%) Def Stans
4 5 (1.09%) Accessibility
4 5 (1.09%) GDPR
5 4 (0.88%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.66%) PMO
7 2 (0.44%) Good Clinical Practice
7 2 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.22%) NIST
System Software
1 62 (13.57%) Docker
2 16 (3.50%) Active Directory
3 9 (1.97%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 3 (0.66%) DFS Replication
4 3 (0.66%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 3 (0.66%) vSphere
5 1 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.22%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 32 (7.00%) Kubernetes
2 12 (2.63%) Ansible
3 8 (1.75%) Grafana
3 8 (1.75%) Istio
3 8 (1.75%) Prometheus
4 7 (1.53%) Oozie
5 6 (1.31%) Microsoft Intune
6 4 (0.88%) SCCM
7 3 (0.66%) Active Directory Federation Services
7 3 (0.66%) Kubeflow
7 3 (0.66%) McAfee ePO
7 3 (0.66%) Microsoft Clustering
7 3 (0.66%) NetBackup
7 3 (0.66%) OfficeScan
7 3 (0.66%) SCOM
7 3 (0.66%) Terraform
7 3 (0.66%) Trend Micro Deep Security
7 3 (0.66%) vCenter Server
7 3 (0.66%) WSUS
8 1 (0.22%) Puppet
Vendors
1 37 (8.10%) Microsoft
2 36 (7.88%) Oracle
3 25 (5.47%) Adobe
4 19 (4.16%) Alibaba
5 17 (3.72%) Cisco
5 17 (3.72%) Google
6 13 (2.84%) HubSpot
6 13 (2.84%) Wrike
7 10 (2.19%) EMC
8 9 (1.97%) Snapchat
9 8 (1.75%) ServiceNow
9 8 (1.75%) Splunk
10 7 (1.53%) Cloudera
10 7 (1.53%) Hortonworks
10 7 (1.53%) Informatica
10 7 (1.53%) Salesforce.com
10 7 (1.53%) StreamSets
11 6 (1.31%) CheckPoint
11 6 (1.31%) Extreme Networks
12 5 (1.09%) SAP