Period
to 15 August 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 15 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Innovative Thinking
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 515 596 592
Rank change year-on-year +81 -4 +85
Permanent jobs citing Innovative Thinking 424 339 434
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.44% 0.34% 0.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.49% 0.38% 0.43%
Number of salaries quoted 348 257 312
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £39,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.38% -8.24% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £22,650 £27,500
90th Percentile £72,875 £60,000 £73,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% -

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 87,252 90,078 101,864
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 90.88% 90.78% 89.93%
Number of salaries quoted 69,688 73,232 83,193
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +1.19%
10th Percentile £26,941 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £68,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -

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 15 August 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 15 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
South East +55 132 £45,000 +20.00% 16
South West +8 70 £65,000 +33.33% 12
North of England +37 65 £42,500 +21.43% 24
Scotland -11 61 £34,500 +23.21% 6
East of England +20 56 £46,500 +19.23% 4
Midlands +32 42 £52,500 +31.25% 6
North West +30 33 £42,500 -2.86% 13
West Midlands +46 25 £40,000 - 4
Yorkshire +21 22 £42,000 +27.27% 11
East Midlands +14 17 £55,000 +30.95% 2
North East - 10 £57,500 -
Wales -4 1 £51,000 +40.69%
Innovative Thinking
UK

For the 6 months to 15 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for Innovative Thinking.

1 157 (37.03%) Agile Software Development
2 120 (28.30%) C#
3 109 (25.71%) Degree
4 103 (24.29%) JavaScript
5 101 (23.82%) SQL
6 96 (22.64%) HTML
6 96 (22.64%) Problem-Solving
7 92 (21.70%) Java
8 90 (21.23%) CSS
9 85 (20.05%) AngularJS
10 84 (19.81%) Windows
11 82 (19.34%) C++
11 82 (19.34%) Software Engineering
12 81 (19.10%) Analytical Skills
13 79 (18.63%) Linux
13 79 (18.63%) Finance
14 78 (18.40%) .NET
15 68 (16.04%) Git (software)
16 56 (13.21%) TDD
16 56 (13.21%) Big Data
17 53 (12.50%) Numerate Degree
18 51 (12.03%) Robotics
19 50 (11.79%) SQL Server
20 45 (10.61%) Python
20 45 (10.61%) Mathematics
20 45 (10.61%) Computer Science
21 44 (10.38%) PHP
22 42 (9.91%) Machine Learning
22 42 (9.91%) RESTful
23 40 (9.43%) jQuery

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 14 (3.30%) CMS
2 8 (1.89%) Sitecore CMS
2 8 (1.89%) Umbraco
3 7 (1.65%) OpenStack
4 6 (1.42%) MS Exchange
4 6 (1.42%) WordPress
5 4 (0.94%) SAS
6 3 (0.71%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.47%) Confluence
7 2 (0.47%) Drupal
7 2 (0.47%) EPiServer
8 1 (0.24%) Apache
8 1 (0.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.24%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 17 (4.01%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (2.59%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (2.59%) Photoshop
3 6 (1.42%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 4 (0.94%) Adobe Illustrator
5 3 (0.71%) EngageOne
Business Applications
1 8 (1.89%) Infor M3
1 8 (1.89%) StreamServe
2 3 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.71%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.47%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (0.47%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.24%) JDE EnterpriseOne
4 1 (0.24%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 32 (7.55%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (4.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (2.36%) SaaS
4 9 (2.12%) Google Analytics
5 7 (1.65%) GitHub
5 7 (1.65%) Office 365
6 3 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.71%) IaaS
7 2 (0.47%) Dynamics 365
7 2 (0.47%) Heroku
8 1 (0.24%) AdWords
8 1 (0.24%) Azure Functions
8 1 (0.24%) Boomi
8 1 (0.24%) npm
8 1 (0.24%) PaaS
8 1 (0.24%) Serverless
8 1 (0.24%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.65%) Internet
1 7 (1.65%) Network Security
2 6 (1.42%) VPN
3 5 (1.18%) TCP/IP
3 5 (1.18%) Wi-Fi
4 4 (0.94%) LAN
4 4 (0.94%) VLAN
4 4 (0.94%) WAN
4 4 (0.94%) Wireless
5 3 (0.71%) Cisco IOS
5 3 (0.71%) DHCP
5 3 (0.71%) DNS
5 3 (0.71%) Ethernet
6 2 (0.47%) CTI
7 1 (0.24%) ADSL
7 1 (0.24%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (13.21%) Big Data
2 50 (11.79%) SQL Server
3 27 (6.37%) Data Mining
4 25 (5.90%) GIS
5 21 (4.95%) MySQL
6 17 (4.01%) IBM InfoSphere
7 10 (2.36%) PostgreSQL
8 8 (1.89%) NoSQL
9 6 (1.42%) Power BI
9 6 (1.42%) QlikView
10 5 (1.18%) Data Warehouse
10 5 (1.18%) MongoDB
10 5 (1.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 4 (0.94%) Amazon Redshift
11 4 (0.94%) Base SAS
11 4 (0.94%) PowerPivot
11 4 (0.94%) SAS Data Integration Studio
12 3 (0.71%) SAS EBI
12 3 (0.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 2 (0.47%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 68 (16.04%) Git (software)
2 31 (7.31%) Visual Studio
3 25 (5.90%) NetBeans
4 21 (4.95%) JIRA
5 17 (4.01%) NUnit
6 15 (3.54%) Jenkins
7 8 (1.89%) Bugzilla
7 8 (1.89%) TeamCity
8 7 (1.65%) Selenium
8 7 (1.65%) Team Foundation Server
9 6 (1.42%) Balsamiq Mockups
9 6 (1.42%) SpecFlow
10 4 (0.94%) Bitbucket
10 4 (0.94%) GitLab
11 3 (0.71%) Eclipse
11 3 (0.71%) webpack
12 2 (0.47%) gulp
12 2 (0.47%) Visual Studio Team System
13 1 (0.24%) Babel
13 1 (0.24%) Valgrind
General
1 79 (18.63%) Finance
2 27 (6.37%) Military
3 20 (4.72%) Retail
4 17 (4.01%) Telecoms
5 15 (3.54%) Marketing
6 12 (2.83%) Electronics
6 12 (2.83%) Manufacturing
7 11 (2.59%) Back Office
8 8 (1.89%) Advertising
9 7 (1.65%) Games
10 4 (0.94%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.47%) Legal
12 1 (0.24%) Automotive
12 1 (0.24%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 124 (29.25%) Developer
2 66 (15.57%) Software Engineer
3 57 (13.44%) Architect
4 40 (9.43%) Software Developer
5 38 (8.96%) Analyst
6 36 (8.49%) Graduate
7 27 (6.37%) Java Engineer
7 27 (6.37%) Java Software Engineer
8 26 (6.13%) C# Software Engineer
9 24 (5.66%) Graduate Software Engineer
10 22 (5.19%) Full Stack Developer
11 21 (4.95%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 19 (4.48%) .NET Developer
13 18 (4.25%) C# Developer
14 17 (4.01%) C# Software Developer
15 16 (3.77%) Data Architect
15 16 (3.77%) Junior
15 16 (3.77%) Junior Software Engineer
15 16 (3.77%) Oracle Architect
16 15 (3.54%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 96 (22.64%) HTML
2 90 (21.23%) CSS
3 85 (20.05%) AngularJS
4 78 (18.40%) .NET
5 42 (9.91%) RESTful
6 40 (9.43%) jQuery
7 35 (8.25%) Web Services
8 31 (7.31%) ASP.NET
8 31 (7.31%) React
9 27 (6.37%) HTML5
9 27 (6.37%) SOAP
10 26 (6.13%) Boost C++ Libraries
10 26 (6.13%) OpenCV
10 26 (6.13%) WPF
11 25 (5.90%) Swing
12 24 (5.66%) ASP.NET MVC
13 23 (5.42%) CSS3
14 17 (4.01%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 15 (3.54%) Ruby on Rails
16 14 (3.30%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 81 (19.10%) Analytical Skills
2 51 (12.03%) Robotics
3 45 (10.61%) Computer Science
4 39 (9.20%) Algorithms
5 31 (7.31%) Greenfield Project
6 19 (4.48%) User Experience
7 15 (3.54%) Mobile App
8 10 (2.36%) iSeries
9 8 (1.89%) Self-Motivation
9 8 (1.89%) Social Media
9 8 (1.89%) W3C
10 7 (1.65%) CUDA
11 6 (1.42%) Data Structures
11 6 (1.42%) Driving Licence
11 6 (1.42%) Tandem
12 5 (1.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 5 (1.18%) Virtual Team
13 4 (0.94%) Digital Media
13 4 (0.94%) Management Information System
13 4 (0.94%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 84 (19.81%) Windows
2 79 (18.63%) Linux
3 10 (2.36%) Unix
4 5 (1.18%) Windows Server
5 3 (0.71%) Android
5 3 (0.71%) Windows 10
5 3 (0.71%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.47%) Mac OS X
6 2 (0.47%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.24%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.24%) Solaris
7 1 (0.24%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 157 (37.03%) Agile Software Development
2 96 (22.64%) Problem-Solving
3 82 (19.34%) Software Engineering
4 56 (13.21%) TDD
5 45 (10.61%) Mathematics
6 42 (9.91%) Machine Learning
7 39 (9.20%) BDD
7 39 (9.20%) Unit Testing
8 37 (8.73%) Software Testing
9 35 (8.25%) OOP
10 33 (7.78%) Visualisation
11 32 (7.55%) TOGAF
12 31 (7.31%) CMMI
12 31 (7.31%) Creative Thinking
12 31 (7.31%) Data Mapping
13 30 (7.08%) MVC
13 30 (7.08%) Scrum
13 30 (7.08%) SOA
14 29 (6.84%) Deep Learning
14 29 (6.84%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 120 (28.30%) C#
2 103 (24.29%) JavaScript
3 101 (23.82%) SQL
4 92 (21.70%) Java
5 82 (19.34%) C++
6 45 (10.61%) Python
7 44 (10.38%) PHP
8 25 (5.90%) Ruby
9 18 (4.25%) VB.NET
10 14 (3.30%) Perl
11 11 (2.59%) R
12 9 (2.12%) TypeScript
13 7 (1.65%) PowerShell
13 7 (1.65%) RPG
13 7 (1.65%) RPG IV
14 6 (1.42%) Shell Script
15 5 (1.18%) Bash Shell
15 5 (1.18%) C
16 4 (0.94%) MATLAB
16 4 (0.94%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 109 (25.71%) Degree
2 53 (12.50%) Numerate Degree
3 23 (5.42%) Computer Science Degree
4 9 (2.12%) Security Cleared
5 7 (1.65%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (0.94%) CCIE
6 4 (0.94%) JNCIE
7 3 (0.71%) CCNA
7 3 (0.71%) CWNA
7 3 (0.71%) SAS Certification
7 3 (0.71%) SC Cleared
8 2 (0.47%) IIBA
8 2 (0.47%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.47%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.24%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.07%) QA
2 6 (1.42%) Data Quality
2 6 (1.42%) GDPR
3 3 (0.71%) SLA
4 1 (0.24%) PMO
System Software
1 13 (3.07%) Active Directory
2 10 (2.36%) Docker
3 7 (1.65%) Hyper-V
3 7 (1.65%) KVM
3 7 (1.65%) QEMU
4 6 (1.42%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.24%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 17 (4.01%) Puppet
2 14 (3.30%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (2.59%) Ansible
4 5 (1.18%) Kubernetes
5 4 (0.94%) Packer
5 4 (0.94%) Terraform
6 2 (0.47%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.24%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.24%) Hadoop YARN
7 1 (0.24%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 1 (0.24%) Malwarebytes
7 1 (0.24%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 1 (0.24%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 33 (7.78%) Microsoft
2 27 (6.37%) Oracle
3 25 (5.90%) IBM
4 19 (4.48%) Google
5 13 (3.07%) Cisco
6 9 (2.12%) Capita
6 9 (2.12%) Sitecore
7 8 (1.89%) Infor
8 7 (1.65%) Tableau
9 6 (1.42%) Adobe
9 6 (1.42%) VMware
10 5 (1.18%) Salesforce.com
11 4 (0.94%) Apple
12 3 (0.71%) Aerohive Networks
12 3 (0.71%) Aruba
12 3 (0.71%) HP
12 3 (0.71%) Ruckus Wireless
12 3 (0.71%) Twitter
13 2 (0.47%) Fujitsu
13 2 (0.47%) hybris