Period
to 18 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London 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 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Innovative Thinking
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 574 545 566
Rank change year-on-year -29 +21 +57
Permanent jobs citing Innovative Thinking 314 400 421
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.35% 0.40% 0.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.39% 0.44% 0.44%
Number of salaries quoted 244 319 301
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,750 £39,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.74% -13.33% +8.43%
10th Percentile £28,250 £26,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +16.67% -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 the UK excluding London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK excluding London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 80,971 91,916 96,737
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 91.43% 90.97% 90.72%
Number of salaries quoted 63,362 74,582 78,904
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £43,750 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% -
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £66,250 £66,000
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 the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Innovative Thinking as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for Innovative Thinking in the UK excluding London

Innovative Thinking
Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Innovative Thinking in the UK excluding London.

Salary trend for Innovative Thinking in the UK excluding London

Innovative Thinking
Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Innovative Thinking in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 18 December 2018.

Salary histogram for Innovative Thinking in the UK excluding London

Innovative Thinking
Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Innovative Thinking within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 18 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
South East +44 114 £45,000 +12.50% 27
North of England +22 61 £46,875 -6.25% 18
Scotland -54 45 £35,000 +9.38% 9
North West +28 40 £41,250 -13.16% 14
South West +4 40 £45,000 +5.88% 11
Midlands +19 32 £60,000 +26.32% 7
West Midlands +43 28 £60,000 +26.32% 7
East of England +23 19 £46,500 -22.50% 6
Yorkshire +16 11 £46,875 -6.25% 3
North East +13 10 £65,000 - 1
Wales +11 5 £40,000 +39.13% 3
East Midlands +11 4 £42,500 +1.19%
Innovative Thinking
UK

For the 6 months to 18 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for Innovative Thinking.

1 110 (35.03%) Agile Software Development
2 108 (34.39%) C#
3 89 (28.34%) JavaScript
4 87 (27.71%) Degree
5 84 (26.75%) SQL
6 80 (25.48%) .NET
7 75 (23.89%) HTML
8 74 (23.57%) AngularJS
9 72 (22.93%) Java
9 72 (22.93%) Windows
10 71 (22.61%) CSS
11 63 (20.06%) C++
12 56 (17.83%) Linux
13 55 (17.52%) Problem-Solving
14 54 (17.20%) Git (software)
15 52 (16.56%) Software Engineering
16 45 (14.33%) Finance
16 45 (14.33%) Big Data
17 39 (12.42%) MVC
18 38 (12.10%) Robotics
18 38 (12.10%) Numerate Degree
19 37 (11.78%) Data Analysis
20 36 (11.46%) Microsoft
20 36 (11.46%) Amazon AWS
21 35 (11.15%) Web Services
21 35 (11.15%) Analytical Skills
22 33 (10.51%) React
23 32 (10.19%) RESTful
24 31 (9.87%) jQuery
24 31 (9.87%) SQL Server

Innovative Thinking
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding 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 (5.73%) CMS
2 13 (4.14%) WordPress
3 10 (3.18%) Umbraco
4 6 (1.91%) EPiServer
5 5 (1.59%) Apache
5 5 (1.59%) Drupal
5 5 (1.59%) ExpressionEngine
5 5 (1.59%) MS Exchange
6 3 (0.96%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (0.96%) SAS
7 2 (0.64%) Confluence
8 1 (0.32%) Apache Pig
8 1 (0.32%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 16 (5.10%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (2.55%) Photoshop
3 7 (2.23%) Microsoft Office
4 6 (1.91%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (1.59%) MS Visio
6 4 (1.27%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 3 (0.96%) EngageOne
8 1 (0.32%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.32%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 5 (1.59%) Infor M3
1 5 (1.59%) StreamServe
2 4 (1.27%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (1.27%) JDE OneWorld
2 4 (1.27%) NetSuite
3 2 (0.64%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 36 (11.46%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (9.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (2.23%) IaaS
3 7 (2.23%) npm
4 6 (1.91%) SaaS
5 4 (1.27%) GitHub
6 2 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.64%) Office 365
6 2 (0.64%) PaaS
6 2 (0.64%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.91%) LAN
1 6 (1.91%) WAN
2 4 (1.27%) FTP
3 1 (0.32%) CTI
3 1 (0.32%) DHCP
3 1 (0.32%) DNS
3 1 (0.32%) Firewall
3 1 (0.32%) IP Telephony
3 1 (0.32%) MPLS
3 1 (0.32%) Network Security
3 1 (0.32%) VoIP
3 1 (0.32%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (14.33%) Big Data
2 31 (9.87%) SQL Server
3 25 (7.96%) GIS
4 21 (6.69%) MySQL
5 20 (6.37%) Data Mining
6 6 (1.91%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (1.27%) Spotfire
8 3 (0.96%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (0.96%) Power BI
8 3 (0.96%) Relational Database
8 3 (0.96%) SAS EBI
9 2 (0.64%) Base SAS
9 2 (0.64%) SAS Data Integration Studio
9 2 (0.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (0.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.32%) Apache Hive
10 1 (0.32%) Azure SQL Database
10 1 (0.32%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.32%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.32%) PowerPivot
Development Applications
1 54 (17.20%) Git (software)
2 24 (7.64%) Visual Studio
3 18 (5.73%) NetBeans
4 17 (5.41%) JIRA
5 9 (2.87%) gulp
5 9 (2.87%) webpack
6 6 (1.91%) Babel
6 6 (1.91%) git-flow
6 6 (1.91%) Jenkins
6 6 (1.91%) SpecFlow
7 5 (1.59%) TeamCity
8 4 (1.27%) Balsamiq Mockups
8 4 (1.27%) GitLab
8 4 (1.27%) NUnit
8 4 (1.27%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (0.96%) Subversion
10 2 (0.64%) Gradle
10 2 (0.64%) Hudson
10 2 (0.64%) Maven
10 2 (0.64%) Selenium
General
1 45 (14.33%) Finance
2 20 (6.37%) Military
3 13 (4.14%) Marketing
4 12 (3.82%) Pharmaceutical
5 10 (3.18%) Telecoms
6 6 (1.91%) Retail
7 5 (1.59%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.96%) Advertising
8 3 (0.96%) Back Office
9 2 (0.64%) Electronics
9 2 (0.64%) Games
10 1 (0.32%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.32%) Legal
Job Titles
1 113 (35.99%) Developer
2 47 (14.97%) Software Engineer
3 25 (7.96%) Junior
4 24 (7.64%) Graduate
5 23 (7.32%) C# Developer
5 23 (7.32%) Java Engineer
6 22 (7.01%) Architect
7 21 (6.69%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 21 (6.69%) Java Software Engineer
8 19 (6.05%) C# Software Engineer
8 19 (6.05%) Software Developer
9 18 (5.73%) .NET Developer
9 18 (5.73%) Graduate Software Engineer
9 18 (5.73%) Junior Software Engineer
10 16 (5.10%) Analyst
11 13 (4.14%) C# .NET Developer
11 13 (4.14%) Consultant
12 12 (3.82%) Full Stack Developer
12 12 (3.82%) Project Manager
13 11 (3.50%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (25.48%) .NET
2 75 (23.89%) HTML
3 74 (23.57%) AngularJS
4 71 (22.61%) CSS
5 35 (11.15%) Web Services
6 33 (10.51%) React
7 32 (10.19%) RESTful
8 31 (9.87%) jQuery
9 25 (7.96%) SOAP
10 22 (7.01%) ASP.NET
10 22 (7.01%) Vue.js
11 20 (6.37%) Boost C++ Libraries
11 20 (6.37%) OpenCV
12 19 (6.05%) .NET Framework
13 18 (5.73%) ASP.NET MVC
13 18 (5.73%) Swing
13 18 (5.73%) WPF
14 17 (5.41%) HTML5
14 17 (5.41%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 14 (4.46%) Apache Cordova
Miscellaneous
1 38 (12.10%) Robotics
2 35 (11.15%) Analytical Skills
3 28 (8.92%) Algorithms
4 26 (8.28%) User Experience
5 22 (7.01%) Greenfield Project
6 15 (4.78%) Mobile App
6 15 (4.78%) Self-Motivation
7 8 (2.55%) Data Centre
7 8 (2.55%) Virtual Team
8 6 (1.91%) N-Tier
9 4 (1.27%) Hybrid Cloud
10 3 (0.96%) Management Information System
11 2 (0.64%) CUDA
11 2 (0.64%) Data Structures
11 2 (0.64%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.64%) Marketing Technology
11 2 (0.64%) Smart City
12 1 (0.32%) Cyberattack
12 1 (0.32%) Driving Licence
12 1 (0.32%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 72 (22.93%) Windows
2 56 (17.83%) Linux
3 18 (5.73%) Unix
4 14 (4.46%) Android
4 14 (4.46%) Apple iOS
5 4 (1.27%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.64%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (35.03%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (17.52%) Problem-Solving
3 52 (16.56%) Software Engineering
4 39 (12.42%) MVC
5 37 (11.78%) Data Analysis
6 30 (9.55%) Mathematics
7 28 (8.92%) OOP
8 27 (8.60%) Machine Learning
9 25 (7.96%) SOA
9 25 (7.96%) Visualisation
10 24 (7.64%) Software Testing
10 24 (7.64%) Test Automation
11 23 (7.32%) OO
12 22 (7.01%) Creative Thinking
12 22 (7.01%) TDD
13 21 (6.69%) Computer Science
13 21 (6.69%) Front End Development
13 21 (6.69%) Image Processing
14 20 (6.37%) Deep Learning
15 19 (6.05%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 108 (34.39%) C#
2 89 (28.34%) JavaScript
3 84 (26.75%) SQL
4 72 (22.93%) Java
5 63 (20.06%) C++
6 29 (9.24%) Python
7 26 (8.28%) PHP
8 16 (5.10%) C
9 15 (4.78%) Ruby
10 13 (4.14%) T-SQL
11 11 (3.50%) ES6
11 11 (3.50%) TypeScript
12 9 (2.87%) R
13 6 (1.91%) Scala
13 6 (1.91%) VB.NET
14 5 (1.59%) Bash Shell
15 4 (1.27%) RPG
15 4 (1.27%) RPG IV
16 3 (0.96%) MATLAB
16 3 (0.96%) VBA
Qualifications
1 87 (27.71%) Degree
2 38 (12.10%) Numerate Degree
3 13 (4.14%) Computer Science Degree
4 10 (3.18%) Security Cleared
5 9 (2.87%) PhD
6 6 (1.91%) SC Cleared
7 4 (1.27%) APMP
8 2 (0.64%) CESG Certified Professional
8 2 (0.64%) CISSP
8 2 (0.64%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.64%) SAS Certification
9 1 (0.32%) CCIE
9 1 (0.32%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.32%) IIBA
9 1 (0.32%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.32%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.32%) JNCIE
9 1 (0.32%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (5.41%) QA
2 3 (0.96%) GDPR
2 3 (0.96%) SLA
3 2 (0.64%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.32%) ISO 13485
4 1 (0.32%) PMO
System Software
1 15 (4.78%) Docker
2 10 (3.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (2.87%) Active Directory
4 6 (1.91%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.32%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.32%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (0.96%) Ansible
1 3 (0.96%) Kubernetes
1 3 (0.96%) Puppet
2 2 (0.64%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.64%) SCCM
2 2 (0.64%) SCOM
2 2 (0.64%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (0.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 36 (11.46%) Microsoft
2 11 (3.50%) Cisco
3 10 (3.18%) VMware
4 7 (2.23%) Oracle
5 5 (1.59%) Google
5 5 (1.59%) Infor
6 4 (1.27%) Adobe
6 4 (1.27%) Axway
6 4 (1.27%) IFS
6 4 (1.27%) JD Edwards
6 4 (1.27%) SEEBURGER
7 2 (0.64%) EMC
7 2 (0.64%) ServiceNow
7 2 (0.64%) Tableau
8 1 (0.32%) Fujitsu
8 1 (0.32%) hybris
8 1 (0.32%) Kofax
8 1 (0.32%) Meridio
8 1 (0.32%) Micro Focus
8 1 (0.32%) Salesforce.com