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

Innovative Thinking
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 507 538 573
Rank change year-on-year +31 +35 +115
Permanent jobs citing Innovative Thinking 428 404 416
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.46% 0.42% 0.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.51% 0.46% 0.42%
Number of salaries quoted 352 316 284
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £39,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.38% -13.33% +5.88%
10th Percentile £28,000 £23,625 £27,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £65,625 £73,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00% +6.38%

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 83,754 87,145 99,041
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 90.66% 90.72% 90.10%
Number of salaries quoted 66,583 70,765 80,806
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - -
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £69,000 £65,560 £65,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%

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 October 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 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
South East +57 143 £46,250 +37.04% 18
South West +23 81 £65,000 +44.44% 11
North of England +37 68 £46,250 +18.59% 18
Scotland -44 62 £34,500 +7.81% 9
North West +13 41 £40,000 -11.11% 12
Midlands +17 37 £50,501 +16.09% 13
East of England +7 35 £46,500 +3.33% 13
West Midlands +33 25 £49,000 +3.16% 4
Yorkshire +28 17 £45,625 +30.36% 5
East Midlands -9 12 £55,000 +22.91% 9
North East +1 10 £65,000 - 1
Wales +6 5 £40,000 - 2
Innovative Thinking
UK

For the 6 months to 15 October 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.

1 165 (38.55%) Agile Software Development
2 127 (29.67%) C#
3 122 (28.50%) Degree
4 117 (27.34%) JavaScript
5 112 (26.17%) SQL
6 109 (25.47%) HTML
7 107 (25.00%) CSS
8 96 (22.43%) Windows
9 95 (22.20%) Problem-Solving
10 91 (21.26%) AngularJS
11 90 (21.03%) Git (software)
11 90 (21.03%) Java
12 89 (20.79%) C++
13 86 (20.09%) .NET
14 84 (19.63%) Finance
15 83 (19.39%) Linux
16 79 (18.46%) Software Engineering
17 70 (16.36%) Analytical Skills
18 61 (14.25%) Big Data
19 55 (12.85%) Numerate Degree
20 54 (12.62%) Robotics
20 54 (12.62%) SQL Server
21 52 (12.15%) jQuery
22 49 (11.45%) PHP
23 46 (10.75%) Python
23 46 (10.75%) RESTful
24 44 (10.28%) Machine Learning
25 43 (10.05%) MVC
26 42 (9.81%) Mathematics
27 41 (9.58%) Computer Science

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 28 (6.54%) CMS
2 18 (4.21%) WordPress
3 14 (3.27%) Umbraco
4 8 (1.87%) EPiServer
4 8 (1.87%) Sitecore CMS
5 7 (1.64%) MS Exchange
6 6 (1.40%) Apache
6 6 (1.40%) Drupal
7 5 (1.17%) ExpressionEngine
7 5 (1.17%) SAS
8 3 (0.70%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.47%) Confluence
10 1 (0.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.23%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.23%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 19 (4.44%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (2.57%) Photoshop
3 9 (2.10%) Microsoft Office
4 6 (1.40%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 3 (0.70%) EngageOne
6 2 (0.47%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 1 (0.23%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.23%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 8 (1.87%) Infor M3
1 8 (1.87%) StreamServe
2 3 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.70%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.47%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (0.47%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.23%) JDE EnterpriseOne
Cloud Services
1 27 (6.31%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (4.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (2.10%) Google Analytics
4 7 (1.64%) GitHub
4 7 (1.64%) npm
5 6 (1.40%) IaaS
5 6 (1.40%) SaaS
6 3 (0.70%) Office 365
7 2 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.47%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.23%) AdWords
8 1 (0.23%) Azure Functions
8 1 (0.23%) Boomi
8 1 (0.23%) PaaS
8 1 (0.23%) Serverless
8 1 (0.23%) Trello
8 1 (0.23%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 4 (0.93%) Internet
1 4 (0.93%) LAN
1 4 (0.93%) VPN
1 4 (0.93%) WAN
2 3 (0.70%) Network Security
3 2 (0.47%) CTI
3 2 (0.47%) DHCP
3 2 (0.47%) DNS
3 2 (0.47%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.23%) ADSL
4 1 (0.23%) Firewall
4 1 (0.23%) VLAN
4 1 (0.23%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.23%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (14.25%) Big Data
2 54 (12.62%) SQL Server
3 32 (7.48%) GIS
4 29 (6.78%) MySQL
5 28 (6.54%) Data Mining
6 16 (3.74%) IBM InfoSphere
7 10 (2.34%) PostgreSQL
8 7 (1.64%) Power BI
9 6 (1.40%) QlikView
10 5 (1.17%) Data Warehouse
10 5 (1.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 4 (0.93%) Base SAS
11 4 (0.93%) PowerPivot
11 4 (0.93%) SAS Data Integration Studio
11 4 (0.93%) SAS EBI
11 4 (0.93%) Spotfire
12 2 (0.47%) NoSQL
12 2 (0.47%) Relational Database
12 2 (0.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 1 (0.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 90 (21.03%) Git (software)
2 31 (7.24%) Visual Studio
3 26 (6.07%) NetBeans
4 24 (5.61%) JIRA
5 16 (3.74%) NUnit
6 9 (2.10%) webpack
7 8 (1.87%) gulp
8 7 (1.64%) Jenkins
9 6 (1.40%) Babel
9 6 (1.40%) Balsamiq Mockups
9 6 (1.40%) git-flow
9 6 (1.40%) SpecFlow
9 6 (1.40%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (0.93%) Bugzilla
10 4 (0.93%) GitLab
10 4 (0.93%) TeamCity
11 3 (0.70%) Eclipse
12 1 (0.23%) Hudson
12 1 (0.23%) Subversion
12 1 (0.23%) Valgrind
General
1 84 (19.63%) Finance
2 28 (6.54%) Military
3 16 (3.74%) Marketing
4 12 (2.80%) Retail
5 11 (2.57%) Telecoms
6 9 (2.10%) Manufacturing
7 8 (1.87%) Advertising
8 7 (1.64%) Electronics
9 3 (0.70%) Back Office
9 3 (0.70%) Games
10 2 (0.47%) Legal
10 2 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.23%) Automotive
11 1 (0.23%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 146 (34.11%) Developer
2 66 (15.42%) Software Engineer
3 53 (12.38%) Architect
4 31 (7.24%) Analyst
4 31 (7.24%) Graduate
5 29 (6.78%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 28 (6.54%) Java Engineer
6 28 (6.54%) Java Software Engineer
7 27 (6.31%) C# Software Engineer
7 27 (6.31%) Software Developer
8 22 (5.14%) Full Stack Developer
8 22 (5.14%) Junior
9 21 (4.91%) C# Developer
9 21 (4.91%) Graduate Software Engineer
10 19 (4.44%) .NET Developer
11 18 (4.21%) Junior Software Engineer
12 17 (3.97%) Consultant
13 16 (3.74%) Data Architect
13 16 (3.74%) Oracle Architect
14 15 (3.50%) Mobile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 109 (25.47%) HTML
2 107 (25.00%) CSS
3 91 (21.26%) AngularJS
4 86 (20.09%) .NET
5 52 (12.15%) jQuery
6 46 (10.75%) RESTful
7 39 (9.11%) React
7 39 (9.11%) Web Services
8 31 (7.24%) ASP.NET
9 28 (6.54%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 28 (6.54%) OpenCV
9 28 (6.54%) SOAP
10 26 (6.07%) Swing
10 26 (6.07%) WPF
11 25 (5.84%) HTML5
12 23 (5.37%) ASP.NET MVC
13 21 (4.91%) Vue.js
14 19 (4.44%) Apache Cordova
14 19 (4.44%) CSS3
14 19 (4.44%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 70 (16.36%) Analytical Skills
2 54 (12.62%) Robotics
3 41 (9.58%) Computer Science
4 36 (8.41%) Greenfield Project
5 35 (8.18%) Algorithms
6 26 (6.07%) User Experience
7 21 (4.91%) Mobile App
8 19 (4.44%) Self-Motivation
9 9 (2.10%) Virtual Team
10 8 (1.87%) W3C
11 7 (1.64%) CUDA
11 7 (1.64%) Data Centre
12 6 (1.40%) iSeries
12 6 (1.40%) Tandem
13 4 (0.93%) Hybrid Cloud
14 3 (0.70%) Data Structures
14 3 (0.70%) Driving Licence
14 3 (0.70%) Enterprise Software
14 3 (0.70%) Marketing Technology
15 2 (0.47%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 96 (22.43%) Windows
2 83 (19.39%) Linux
3 22 (5.14%) Unix
4 13 (3.04%) Android
5 12 (2.80%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.70%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.47%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.47%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.47%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.47%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.23%) Solaris
8 1 (0.23%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 165 (38.55%) Agile Software Development
2 95 (22.20%) Problem-Solving
3 79 (18.46%) Software Engineering
4 44 (10.28%) Machine Learning
5 43 (10.05%) MVC
6 42 (9.81%) Mathematics
7 39 (9.11%) TDD
8 38 (8.88%) OOP
8 38 (8.88%) Software Testing
8 38 (8.88%) Visualisation
9 36 (8.41%) Data Analysis
10 34 (7.94%) Unit Testing
11 32 (7.48%) SOA
12 31 (7.24%) Deep Learning
12 31 (7.24%) Front End Development
13 30 (7.01%) E-Commerce
14 28 (6.54%) Analytics
14 28 (6.54%) Image Processing
15 27 (6.31%) OO
15 27 (6.31%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 127 (29.67%) C#
2 117 (27.34%) JavaScript
3 112 (26.17%) SQL
4 90 (21.03%) Java
5 89 (20.79%) C++
6 49 (11.45%) PHP
7 46 (10.75%) Python
8 26 (6.07%) Ruby
9 17 (3.97%) VB.NET
10 16 (3.74%) R
11 13 (3.04%) C
11 13 (3.04%) TypeScript
12 12 (2.80%) ES6
13 10 (2.34%) Perl
14 8 (1.87%) T-SQL
15 6 (1.40%) Bash Shell
15 6 (1.40%) Scala
16 5 (1.17%) RPG
16 5 (1.17%) RPG IV
17 4 (0.93%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 122 (28.50%) Degree
2 55 (12.85%) Numerate Degree
3 23 (5.37%) Computer Science Degree
4 11 (2.57%) Security Cleared
5 5 (1.17%) SC Cleared
6 3 (0.70%) CCIE
6 3 (0.70%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (0.70%) JNCIE
6 3 (0.70%) SAS Certification
7 2 (0.47%) IIBA
7 2 (0.47%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.23%) APMP
8 1 (0.23%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.23%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.23%) PhD
8 1 (0.23%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.27%) QA
2 4 (0.93%) Data Quality
2 4 (0.93%) GDPR
2 4 (0.93%) SLA
3 1 (0.23%) PMO
System Software
1 16 (3.74%) Docker
2 10 (2.34%) Active Directory
2 10 (2.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.17%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.70%) KVM
4 3 (0.70%) QEMU
5 1 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.23%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (2.10%) Puppet
2 6 (1.40%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (0.70%) Ansible
4 2 (0.47%) SCOM
4 2 (0.47%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.23%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.23%) Hadoop YARN
5 1 (0.23%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (0.23%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.23%) Malwarebytes
5 1 (0.23%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (0.23%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 33 (7.71%) Microsoft
2 27 (6.31%) Oracle
3 22 (5.14%) IBM
4 19 (4.44%) Google
5 11 (2.57%) Cisco
6 10 (2.34%) VMware
7 9 (2.10%) Sitecore
8 8 (1.87%) Infor
9 7 (1.64%) Tableau
10 6 (1.40%) Adobe
11 4 (0.93%) Salesforce.com
12 3 (0.70%) Apple
12 3 (0.70%) Twitter
13 2 (0.47%) Dell
13 2 (0.47%) hybris
13 2 (0.47%) ServiceNow
14 1 (0.23%) Blue Prism
14 1 (0.23%) Palo Alto
14 1 (0.23%) Sophos
14 1 (0.23%) Symantec