Period
to 18 October 2018

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

Analytical Thinking
England > North West
6 months to
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 298 332 315
Rank change year-on-year +34 -17 -3
Permanent jobs citing Analytical Thinking 58 34 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.49% 0.27% 0.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.54% 0.29% 0.38%
Number of salaries quoted 49 27 24
North West median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £38,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% +29.03% -6.06%
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,300 £27,575
90th Percentile £52,750 £66,000 £68,083
England median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -4.76% +23.53% -5.56%

Analytical 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 the North West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 10,701 11,631 11,092
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 90.99% 91.00% 90.99%
Number of salaries quoted 8,567 9,241 9,260
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £68,750 £65,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £52,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.00% - +5.26%

Analytical Thinking
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Analytical Thinking as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Analytical Thinking in the North West

Analytical Thinking
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Analytical Thinking in the North West.

Salary trend for Analytical Thinking in the North West

Analytical Thinking
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Analytical Thinking in the North West over the 6 months to 18 October 2018.

Salary histogram for Analytical Thinking in the North West

Analytical Thinking
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Analytical Thinking within the North West 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
Manchester -3 31 £42,500 -15.00% 14
Cheshire +25 23 £45,000 +36.36% 3
Lancashire +11 3 £38,750 +10.71% 2
Merseyside - 1 - - 1
Analytical Thinking
England

For the 6 months to 18 October 2018, IT jobs citing Analytical 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 North West region with a requirement for Analytical Thinking.

1 58 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (44.83%) High Availability
3 24 (41.38%) Problem-Solving
4 23 (39.66%) SQL
5 19 (32.76%) Agile Software Development
6 16 (27.59%) SQL Server
7 13 (22.41%) Data Security
7 13 (22.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 13 (22.41%) Microsoft Azure
8 11 (18.97%) Business Analysis
8 11 (18.97%) Data Structures
9 10 (17.24%) Migration
9 10 (17.24%) T-SQL
10 9 (15.52%) Stakeholder Management
10 9 (15.52%) Finance
10 9 (15.52%) DevOps
11 8 (13.79%) Creative Thinking
11 8 (13.79%) Critical Thinking
11 8 (13.79%) Data Analysis
11 8 (13.79%) QA
11 8 (13.79%) Microsoft
12 7 (12.07%) Disaster Recovery
12 7 (12.07%) Java
12 7 (12.07%) Linux
12 7 (12.07%) Python
12 7 (12.07%) VMware
12 7 (12.07%) Docker
12 7 (12.07%) Kubernetes
12 7 (12.07%) OpenShift
12 7 (12.07%) Amazon AWS

Analytical Thinking
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 5 (8.62%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.45%) SAS
3 1 (1.72%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (8.62%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (8.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (5.17%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (5.17%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 13 (22.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (12.07%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (12.07%) OpenShift
3 5 (8.62%) IaaS
4 1 (1.72%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.72%) Amazon S3
4 1 (1.72%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.62%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
1 5 (8.62%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 5 (8.62%) SAN
1 5 (8.62%) SSL
2 1 (1.72%) Broadband
2 1 (1.72%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (27.59%) SQL Server
2 13 (22.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (6.90%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (6.90%) MySQL
3 4 (6.90%) OLAP
3 4 (6.90%) OLAP Cube
3 4 (6.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 4 (6.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (3.45%) Power BI
5 1 (1.72%) GIS
5 1 (1.72%) QlikView
5 1 (1.72%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (5.17%) Jenkins
2 2 (3.45%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (1.72%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 1 (1.72%) JIRA
General
1 9 (15.52%) Finance
2 3 (5.17%) Marketing
3 2 (3.45%) Front Office
4 1 (1.72%) Automotive
4 1 (1.72%) Banking
4 1 (1.72%) Games
4 1 (1.72%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.72%) Law
4 1 (1.72%) Legal
4 1 (1.72%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 19 (32.76%) DBA
2 12 (20.69%) Administrator
3 9 (15.52%) Analyst
4 7 (12.07%) Business Analyst
5 6 (10.34%) SQL DBA
6 5 (8.62%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
6 5 (8.62%) 3rd Line Support
6 5 (8.62%) Infrastructure Support
7 4 (6.90%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
7 4 (6.90%) DevOps Engineer
7 4 (6.90%) Infrastructure Specialist
7 4 (6.90%) Infrastructure Support Specialist
7 4 (6.90%) Project Manager
7 4 (6.90%) Support Specialist
8 3 (5.17%) Developer
8 3 (5.17%) Platform Engineer
9 2 (3.45%) Senior DevOps
9 2 (3.45%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 1 (1.72%) Junior DevOps
10 1 (1.72%) Junior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.45%) CSS
1 2 (3.45%) Web Services
2 1 (1.72%) .NET
2 1 (1.72%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.72%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (1.72%) HTML
2 1 (1.72%) jQuery
2 1 (1.72%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 58 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (18.97%) Data Structures
3 5 (8.62%) Clustering
4 2 (3.45%) User Experience
5 1 (1.72%) Analytical Mindset
5 1 (1.72%) CCTV
5 1 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.72%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.72%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.72%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.72%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 7 (12.07%) Linux
2 5 (8.62%) Windows
2 5 (8.62%) Windows Server
2 5 (8.62%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (3.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (44.83%) High Availability
2 24 (41.38%) Problem-Solving
3 19 (32.76%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (22.41%) Data Security
5 11 (18.97%) Business Analysis
6 10 (17.24%) Migration
7 9 (15.52%) DevOps
7 9 (15.52%) Stakeholder Management
8 8 (13.79%) Creative Thinking
8 8 (13.79%) Critical Thinking
8 8 (13.79%) Data Analysis
9 7 (12.07%) Disaster Recovery
9 7 (12.07%) Waterfall
10 6 (10.34%) Decision-Making
10 6 (10.34%) Project Management
11 5 (8.62%) BPR
11 5 (8.62%) Business Process Modelling
11 5 (8.62%) ITIL
11 5 (8.62%) Penetration Testing
11 5 (8.62%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (39.66%) SQL
2 10 (17.24%) T-SQL
3 7 (12.07%) Java
3 7 (12.07%) Python
4 5 (8.62%) C#
5 3 (5.17%) JavaScript
5 3 (5.17%) Perl
6 2 (3.45%) Groovy
6 2 (3.45%) PHP
7 1 (1.72%) C
7 1 (1.72%) Go
7 1 (1.72%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.72%) R
Qualifications
1 3 (5.17%) Degree
2 1 (1.72%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (13.79%) QA
2 2 (3.45%) PMO
3 1 (1.72%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (12.07%) Docker
1 7 (12.07%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (8.62%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.72%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (12.07%) Kubernetes
2 5 (8.62%) AirWatch
2 5 (8.62%) Foglight
2 5 (8.62%) Microsoft Clustering
2 5 (8.62%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (6.90%) Ansible
4 2 (3.45%) Puppet
5 1 (1.72%) Terraform
Vendors
1 8 (13.79%) Microsoft
2 7 (12.07%) VMware
3 5 (8.62%) Blue Coat
3 5 (8.62%) Brocade
3 5 (8.62%) CommVault
3 5 (8.62%) F5
3 5 (8.62%) HP
3 5 (8.62%) McAfee
3 5 (8.62%) NetApp
3 5 (8.62%) NetIQ
3 5 (8.62%) Nimble Storage
3 5 (8.62%) SolarWinds
3 5 (8.62%) TippingPoint
4 3 (5.17%) Cisco
4 3 (5.17%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.72%) Cognos
5 1 (1.72%) Google
5 1 (1.72%) Netezza
5 1 (1.72%) Sun
5 1 (1.72%) Tableau