Period
to 27 September 2021

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Analytical Mindset in permanent job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Analytical Mindset over the 6 months to 27 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Analytical Mindset
UK
6 months to
27 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 630 538 833
Rank change year-on-year -92 +295 -88
Permanent jobs citing Analytical Mindset 440 149 274
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.36% 0.31% 0.20%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.90% 0.87% 0.55%
Number of salaries quoted 239 89 225
10th Percentile £28,200 £28,750 £26,250
25th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.88% -10.53%
75th Percentile £60,000 £66,250 £52,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £73,600 £74,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% -

Analytical Mindset is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 49,063 17,108 49,393
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.19% 35.90% 35.18%
Number of salaries quoted 29,569 13,947 37,714
10th Percentile £32,500 £33,000 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £57,500 £53,371
Median % change year-on-year +4.35% +7.74% +1.66%
75th Percentile £80,000 £78,750 £72,500
90th Percentile £97,500 £100,000 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £48,001 £45,000
% change year-on-year +4.17% +6.67% -

Analytical Mindset
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Analytical Mindset as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Analytical Mindset in the UK

Analytical Mindset
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Analytical Mindset.

Salary trend for Analytical Mindset in the UK

Analytical Mindset
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Analytical Mindset over the 6 months to 27 September 2021.

Salary histogram for Analytical Mindset in the UK

Analytical Mindset
Top 17 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Analytical Mindset within the UK over the 6 months to 27 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
England -72 411 £45,000 -2.70% 69
UK excluding London -116 218 £45,000 +12.50% 53
London -113 203 £57,000 -2.98% 21
North of England -83 68 £36,500 -2.67% 10
Work from Home -227 67 £45,000 +30.43% 7
Midlands -100 47 £45,000 -25.00% 14
South East -142 41 £45,000 -10.00% 7
Yorkshire -75 40 £45,000 +12.50% 5
West Midlands -72 39 £45,000 +12.50% 8
South West -84 30 £35,000 +7.69% 11
North West -78 20 £28,659 -39.67% 4
East of England -94 13 £48,500 +23.57% 5
Scotland -100 10 £48,750 +35.42% 5
North East -27 8 £32,000 -8.57% 1
East Midlands -84 8 £45,500 -38.18% 6
Wales - 8 £40,000 - 1
Northern Ireland - 1 £50,000 -

For the 6 months to 27 September 2021, IT jobs citing Analytical Mindset 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 with a requirement for Analytical Mindset.

1 440 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
2 202 (45.91%) Problem-Solving
3 151 (34.32%) Social Skills
3 151 (34.32%) Finance
4 142 (32.27%) Agile Software Development
5 125 (28.41%) SQL
6 108 (24.55%) Analytics
7 85 (19.32%) Degree
8 83 (18.86%) Business Intelligence
9 81 (18.41%) Microsoft
10 79 (17.95%) Scrum
11 72 (16.36%) Power Platform
12 71 (16.14%) Power BI
13 60 (13.64%) Java
14 58 (13.18%) Stakeholder Management
15 57 (12.95%) JavaScript
15 57 (12.95%) Python
16 55 (12.50%) Computer Science
17 54 (12.27%) Software Engineering
18 53 (12.05%) AWS
19 51 (11.59%) Coaching
20 50 (11.36%) Microsoft Excel
21 49 (11.14%) Marketing
22 44 (10.00%) Azure
22 44 (10.00%) Project Management
22 44 (10.00%) Organisational Skills
23 43 (9.77%) Retail
24 42 (9.55%) Sony
24 42 (9.55%) Service Delivery
24 42 (9.55%) Requirements Gathering

Analytical Mindset
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 10 (2.27%) Apache
2 8 (1.82%) SharePoint
3 5 (1.14%) Confluence
4 4 (0.91%) Apache Airflow
4 4 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (0.91%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (0.45%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.23%) nginx
6 1 (0.23%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.23%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 50 (11.36%) Microsoft Excel
2 36 (8.18%) Microsoft Office
3 12 (2.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (1.59%) InVision
4 7 (1.59%) Sketch
5 5 (1.14%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.91%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.23%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 18 (4.09%) NetSuite
2 4 (0.91%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (0.91%) SAP ERP
2 4 (0.91%) SAP S/4HANA
3 3 (0.68%) Distributed Ledger
4 2 (0.45%) Cloudability
4 2 (0.45%) WebTrends
5 1 (0.23%) Cognos Controller
5 1 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.23%) Elite 3E
5 1 (0.23%) IBM Planning Analytics
5 1 (0.23%) SAP MDG
5 1 (0.23%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 72 (16.36%) Power Platform
2 53 (12.05%) AWS
3 44 (10.00%) Azure
4 35 (7.95%) Microsoft 365
5 25 (5.68%) Force.com
5 25 (5.68%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
6 24 (5.45%) Salesforce Service Cloud
7 23 (5.23%) SaaS
8 22 (5.00%) AWS Lambda
8 22 (5.00%) Serverless
9 14 (3.18%) Google Analytics
10 13 (2.95%) GCP
11 8 (1.82%) Dynamics 365
11 8 (1.82%) Power Automate
12 7 (1.59%) Adobe Creative Cloud
12 7 (1.59%) Azure Data Factory
13 6 (1.36%) GitHub
13 6 (1.36%) Google Data Studio
13 6 (1.36%) PowerApps
14 5 (1.14%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 22 (5.00%) Firewall
2 13 (2.95%) VPN
3 10 (2.27%) HTTP
4 9 (2.05%) FTP
4 9 (2.05%) SMTP
5 8 (1.82%) Internet
5 8 (1.82%) LAN
5 8 (1.82%) RFID
5 8 (1.82%) WAN
6 7 (1.59%) Intrusion Detection
6 7 (1.59%) Wireless
7 6 (1.36%) Broadband
7 6 (1.36%) Sourcefire
7 6 (1.36%) TCP/IP
8 3 (0.68%) DNS
8 3 (0.68%) Network Security
9 2 (0.45%) Softphone
9 2 (0.45%) SSL
10 1 (0.23%) HTTPS
10 1 (0.23%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (16.14%) Power BI
2 39 (8.86%) Data Warehouse
3 36 (8.18%) MySQL
4 27 (6.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 25 (5.68%) SQL Server
6 21 (4.77%) Tableau
7 18 (4.09%) NoSQL
8 13 (2.95%) Relational Database
9 9 (2.05%) Apache Cassandra
9 9 (2.05%) Apache Ignite
9 9 (2.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 7 (1.59%) QlikView
11 6 (1.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 5 (1.14%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 4 (0.91%) Big Data
13 4 (0.91%) BigQuery
13 4 (0.91%) Data Mining
13 4 (0.91%) GIS
13 4 (0.91%) RDBMS
14 3 (0.68%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 41 (9.32%) Visual Studio
2 24 (5.45%) Eclipse
3 17 (3.86%) Git (software)
4 14 (3.18%) JIRA
5 12 (2.73%) Jenkins
6 9 (2.05%) Selenium
7 8 (1.82%) Visual Website Optimizer
8 7 (1.59%) Team Foundation Server
9 6 (1.36%) Cucumber
9 6 (1.36%) Maven
9 6 (1.36%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 5 (1.14%) NUnit
10 5 (1.14%) Postman
11 3 (0.68%) GitLab
11 3 (0.68%) Octopus Deploy
11 3 (0.68%) TeamCity
12 2 (0.45%) Dreamweaver
13 1 (0.23%) JMeter
13 1 (0.23%) LoadRunner
13 1 (0.23%) Rational DOORS
General
1 440 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
2 151 (34.32%) Finance
2 151 (34.32%) Social Skills
3 49 (11.14%) Marketing
4 44 (10.00%) Organisational Skills
5 43 (9.77%) Retail
6 23 (5.23%) Legal
7 20 (4.55%) Games
8 16 (3.64%) Advertising
9 15 (3.41%) Banking
9 15 (3.41%) Financial Institution
10 13 (2.95%) Presentation Skills
11 12 (2.73%) French Language
12 10 (2.27%) Influencing Skills
12 10 (2.27%) Law
12 10 (2.27%) Public Sector
13 8 (1.82%) Manufacturing
14 6 (1.36%) Billing
14 6 (1.36%) Public Speaking
15 4 (0.91%) Documentation Skills
Job Titles
1 107 (24.32%) Analyst
2 60 (13.64%) Developer
3 39 (8.86%) Administrator
4 32 (7.27%) Data Analyst
5 25 (5.68%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 25 (5.68%) Salesforce Administrator
6 24 (5.45%) Senior Salesforce Administrator
7 21 (4.77%) Consultant
8 16 (3.64%) Senior Analyst
9 15 (3.41%) IT Engineer
10 14 (3.18%) Software Developer
11 13 (2.95%) Business Analyst
12 12 (2.73%) Java Developer
12 12 (2.73%) Operations Analyst
13 11 (2.50%) SQL Analyst
14 10 (2.27%) Data Engineer
14 10 (2.27%) Java Software Developer
14 10 (2.27%) Security Analyst
14 10 (2.27%) SQL Data Analyst
15 9 (2.05%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (6.59%) React
2 28 (6.36%) HTML
3 25 (5.68%) Node.js
4 22 (5.00%) CSS
4 22 (5.00%) Redux
5 21 (4.77%) .NET
6 13 (2.95%) REST
7 12 (2.73%) MDX
8 9 (2.05%) AngularJS
8 9 (2.05%) Flutter
8 9 (2.05%) JDBC
8 9 (2.05%) Kafka
9 8 (1.82%) LDAP
10 7 (1.59%) React Native
10 7 (1.59%) Spring
11 6 (1.36%) .NET Framework
11 6 (1.36%) Entity Framework
11 6 (1.36%) RESTful
12 5 (1.14%) HTML5
12 5 (1.14%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 42 (9.55%) Legacy Systems
2 34 (7.73%) User Experience
3 19 (4.32%) Self-Motivation
4 18 (4.09%) Mobile App
5 14 (3.18%) Hedge funds
6 11 (2.50%) Cyberthreat
6 11 (2.50%) Social Media
7 10 (2.27%) Management Information System
8 9 (2.05%) Augmented Reality
8 9 (2.05%) CMDB
9 8 (1.82%) Online Banking
10 7 (1.59%) Data Structures
11 6 (1.36%) Algorithms
11 6 (1.36%) FMCG
11 6 (1.36%) PKI
12 5 (1.14%) Greenfield Project
12 5 (1.14%) Mobile Banking
12 5 (1.14%) Virtual Team
13 4 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
14 3 (0.68%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 39 (8.86%) Windows
2 32 (7.27%) Apple iOS
3 27 (6.14%) Android
4 22 (5.00%) Windows 10
5 17 (3.86%) Windows 7
6 10 (2.27%) Windows 8
7 9 (2.05%) Linux
8 6 (1.36%) Windows Server
8 6 (1.36%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (0.91%) Unix
9 4 (0.91%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.45%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 202 (45.91%) Problem-Solving
2 142 (32.27%) Agile Software Development
3 108 (24.55%) Analytics
4 83 (18.86%) Business Intelligence
5 79 (17.95%) Scrum
6 58 (13.18%) Stakeholder Management
7 55 (12.50%) Computer Science
8 54 (12.27%) Software Engineering
9 51 (11.59%) Coaching
10 44 (10.00%) Project Management
11 42 (9.55%) Cybersecurity
11 42 (9.55%) Requirements Gathering
11 42 (9.55%) Service Delivery
12 38 (8.64%) Time Management
13 36 (8.18%) Visualisation
14 35 (7.95%) Analytical Thinking
14 35 (7.95%) Mentoring
15 34 (7.73%) Data Modelling
15 34 (7.73%) User Stories
16 33 (7.50%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 125 (28.41%) SQL
2 60 (13.64%) Java
3 57 (12.95%) JavaScript
3 57 (12.95%) Python
4 33 (7.50%) TypeScript
5 32 (7.27%) Go
5 32 (7.27%) PHP
6 24 (5.45%) Apex Code
7 20 (4.55%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 18 (4.09%) C#
8 18 (4.09%) T-SQL
9 13 (2.95%) VBA
10 6 (1.36%) Scala
11 5 (1.14%) C++
11 5 (1.14%) PL/SQL
12 4 (0.91%) PowerShell
12 4 (0.91%) R
13 3 (0.68%) Bash Shell
13 3 (0.68%) C
13 3 (0.68%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 85 (19.32%) Degree
2 42 (9.55%) Computer Science Degree
3 13 (2.95%) Security Cleared
4 9 (2.05%) Master's Degree
4 9 (2.05%) Sun Certification
5 6 (1.36%) ISTQB
6 5 (1.14%) DV Cleared
6 5 (1.14%) SC Cleared
7 4 (0.91%) ISEB
7 4 (0.91%) PMI Certification
8 3 (0.68%) AWS Certification
8 3 (0.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (0.68%) Numerate Degree
9 2 (0.45%) CISM
9 2 (0.45%) CISSP
9 2 (0.45%) CRISC
9 2 (0.45%) PMP
9 2 (0.45%) SANS
10 1 (0.23%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 1 (0.23%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (7.27%) QA
2 27 (6.14%) GDPR
3 20 (4.55%) Data Quality
4 16 (3.64%) SLA
5 9 (2.05%) PMO
6 7 (1.59%) Actionable Recommendations
7 6 (1.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.45%) NIST
8 2 (0.45%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.23%) Basel III
9 1 (0.23%) GRC
9 1 (0.23%) ISO 20022
9 1 (0.23%) MiFID
System Software
1 19 (4.32%) Docker
2 18 (4.09%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.91%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.23%) Xen
Systems Management
1 14 (3.18%) Kubernetes
2 6 (1.36%) FortiGate
3 4 (0.91%) Ansible
3 4 (0.91%) Terraform
4 2 (0.45%) WSUS
5 1 (0.23%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.23%) Puppet
5 1 (0.23%) Salt
Vendors
1 81 (18.41%) Microsoft
2 42 (9.55%) Sony
3 35 (7.95%) Adobe
4 29 (6.59%) Salesforce.com
5 28 (6.36%) Google
6 24 (5.45%) Conga
7 14 (3.18%) Oracle
8 12 (2.73%) ServiceNow
9 11 (2.50%) SAP
10 9 (2.05%) Splunk
11 8 (1.82%) CheckPoint
11 8 (1.82%) Cisco
11 8 (1.82%) IBM
12 6 (1.36%) ArcSight
12 6 (1.36%) F5
12 6 (1.36%) Juniper
12 6 (1.36%) TippingPoint
12 6 (1.36%) Trend Micro
13 4 (0.91%) Cognizant
13 4 (0.91%) JDA