Period
to 25 June 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies 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 25 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Analytical Thinking
UK
6 months to
25 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 580 640 648
Rank change year-on-year +60 +8 +16
Permanent jobs citing Analytical Thinking 783 622 793
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.45% 0.36% 0.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.50% 0.40% 0.44%
Number of salaries quoted 570 460 563
UK median annual salary £47,500 £46,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.26% +2.22% +1.12%
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,125 £85,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% - -

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 with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 157,893 156,906 180,307
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 90.74% 90.61% 89.98%
Number of salaries quoted 126,632 127,722 149,946
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,190 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.76% +1.45% +1.06%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +2.41%

Analytical Thinking
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Analytical Thinking as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Analytical Thinking in the UK

Analytical Thinking
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Analytical Thinking in the UK

Analytical Thinking
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Analytical Thinking over the 6 months to 25 June 2018.

Salary histogram for Analytical Thinking in the UK

Analytical Thinking
Top 15 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Analytical Thinking within the UK over the 6 months to 25 June 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
England +91 727 £47,500 +1.06% 81
UK excluding London +102 477 £45,000 +12.50% 64
London -31 282 £55,000 - 21
South East +103 167 £44,500 +11.25% 28
North of England +90 105 £42,500 - 11
East of England +35 66 £50,000 +35.14% 6
South West +5 65 £42,500 +14.86% 11
North West +24 64 £42,500 -5.56% 5
Midlands -25 46 £40,000 -4.76% 4
West Midlands +5 38 £37,750 -10.12% 3
Yorkshire +60 36 £45,000 +20.00% 6
Scotland -40 27 £40,000 -23.81% 2
East Midlands -14 8 £47,500 +13.10% 1
North East -13 5 £27,000 -32.50%
Northern Ireland - 5 - - 1

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 with a requirement for Analytical Thinking.

1 783 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
2 317 (40.49%) Agile Software Development
3 285 (36.40%) Finance
4 273 (34.87%) Problem-Solving
5 232 (29.63%) Degree
6 174 (22.22%) SQL
7 167 (21.33%) Java
8 143 (18.26%) Project Management
9 130 (16.60%) Microsoft
10 125 (15.96%) Business Analysis
11 122 (15.58%) Test Automation
12 117 (14.94%) C#
13 113 (14.43%) SDLC
14 98 (12.52%) Software Engineering
15 95 (12.13%) Management Information System
16 91 (11.62%) JavaScript
16 91 (11.62%) .NET
17 89 (11.37%) Stakeholder Management
18 88 (11.24%) Continuous Improvement
19 85 (10.86%) TDD
20 78 (9.96%) Python
21 77 (9.83%) Banking
22 75 (9.58%) DevOps
22 75 (9.58%) Selenium
23 74 (9.45%) Computer Science
24 73 (9.32%) Linux
25 71 (9.07%) HTML
25 71 (9.07%) Open Source
26 68 (8.68%) Windows
27 66 (8.43%) Amazon AWS

Analytical Thinking
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 21 (2.68%) Apache Spark
2 16 (2.04%) SharePoint
3 15 (1.92%) SAS
4 13 (1.66%) Elasticsearch
5 11 (1.40%) Confluence
5 11 (1.40%) WordPress
6 10 (1.28%) Apache Solr
6 10 (1.28%) CMS
7 7 (0.89%) Apache
7 7 (0.89%) MS Exchange
8 6 (0.77%) IIS
9 5 (0.64%) NetWeaver
9 5 (0.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 5 (0.64%) Sitecore CMS
9 5 (0.64%) Umbraco
9 5 (0.64%) WebSphere
10 4 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2010
10 4 (0.51%) Skype for Business
11 3 (0.38%) Apache Pig
11 3 (0.38%) Drupal
Applications
1 55 (7.02%) Microsoft Excel
2 49 (6.26%) Microsoft Office
3 23 (2.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 21 (2.68%) MS Visio
5 9 (1.15%) Microsoft Project
5 9 (1.15%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.26%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.26%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.26%) AutoCAD
6 2 (0.26%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.13%) SPSS
7 1 (0.13%) SPSS Modeler
Business Applications
1 14 (1.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (1.28%) HFM
3 9 (1.15%) Oracle EBS
4 5 (0.64%) Hyperion Planning
4 5 (0.64%) Sonata
5 4 (0.51%) Dynamics NAV
5 4 (0.51%) Payment Gateway
6 3 (0.38%) Oracle BPM
7 2 (0.26%) Workfront
8 1 (0.13%) Maximo
8 1 (0.13%) Oracle ERP
8 1 (0.13%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.13%) SAP InfiniteInsight
Cloud Services
1 66 (8.43%) Amazon AWS
2 55 (7.02%) SaaS
3 53 (6.77%) Microsoft Azure
4 19 (2.43%) IaaS
5 17 (2.17%) GitHub
6 15 (1.92%) Office 365
7 14 (1.79%) PaaS
7 14 (1.79%) Serverless
8 10 (1.28%) Amazon EC2
9 8 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
10 5 (0.64%) Trello
11 4 (0.51%) Dynamics 365
12 2 (0.26%) Amazon EMR
13 1 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Cloud
13 1 (0.13%) Azure Machine Learning
13 1 (0.13%) Google Cloud Platform
13 1 (0.13%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 38 (4.85%) Internet
2 37 (4.73%) DNS
3 34 (4.34%) TCP/IP
4 32 (4.09%) DHCP
5 29 (3.70%) HTTP
6 21 (2.68%) Firewall
7 19 (2.43%) LAN
8 12 (1.53%) SAN
8 12 (1.53%) SNMP
9 11 (1.40%) WAN
10 10 (1.28%) ICMP
10 10 (1.28%) SMS
11 8 (1.02%) SSL
11 8 (1.02%) Wireless
12 6 (0.77%) SMTP
13 5 (0.64%) FTP
13 5 (0.64%) NetScaler
14 4 (0.51%) Skype
14 4 (0.51%) WebEx
15 3 (0.38%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (7.92%) SQL Server
2 53 (6.77%) Big Data
3 50 (6.39%) Relational Database
4 34 (4.34%) Data Warehouse
5 24 (3.07%) NoSQL
6 23 (2.94%) DB2
6 23 (2.94%) Hadoop
6 23 (2.94%) MongoDB
7 19 (2.43%) MySQL
7 19 (2.43%) RDBMS
8 11 (1.40%) BusinessObjects
8 11 (1.40%) Flink
8 11 (1.40%) MemSQL
8 11 (1.40%) Redis
8 11 (1.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 11 (1.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 11 (1.40%) Sybase ASE
8 11 (1.40%) Sybase IQ
9 10 (1.28%) Essbase
10 9 (1.15%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 75 (9.58%) Selenium
2 47 (6.00%) JIRA
3 44 (5.62%) Git (software)
4 35 (4.47%) JUnit
5 32 (4.09%) Jasmine
6 28 (3.58%) TestNG
7 26 (3.32%) Jenkins
8 23 (2.94%) Protractor
9 17 (2.17%) Team Foundation Server
10 15 (1.92%) Mercurial
11 13 (1.66%) NUnit
11 13 (1.66%) Subversion
12 12 (1.53%) Cucumber
12 12 (1.53%) JMeter
12 12 (1.53%) SpecFlow
13 9 (1.15%) Artifactory
13 9 (1.15%) Bitbucket
14 8 (1.02%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 8 (1.02%) Maven
15 6 (0.77%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 285 (36.40%) Finance
2 77 (9.83%) Banking
3 49 (6.26%) Financial Institution
4 46 (5.87%) Marketing
5 44 (5.62%) Retail
6 41 (5.24%) Investment Banking
7 18 (2.30%) Front Office
7 18 (2.30%) Manufacturing
7 18 (2.30%) Telecoms
8 16 (2.04%) Legal
9 15 (1.92%) Games
10 14 (1.79%) Back Office
10 14 (1.79%) Electronics
11 13 (1.66%) Publishing
12 9 (1.15%) French Language
13 8 (1.02%) Billing
13 8 (1.02%) German Language
13 8 (1.02%) Italian Language
13 8 (1.02%) Retail Banking
14 6 (0.77%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 223 (28.48%) Analyst
2 129 (16.48%) Business Analyst
3 114 (14.56%) Developer
4 45 (5.75%) Software Engineer
5 42 (5.36%) Consultant
6 39 (4.98%) Test Engineer
7 36 (4.60%) Java Engineer
8 32 (4.09%) Tester
9 31 (3.96%) Senior Analyst
10 30 (3.83%) Software Developer
11 28 (3.58%) Graduate
12 27 (3.45%) Java Software Engineer
13 26 (3.32%) Senior Business Analyst
14 25 (3.19%) .NET Developer
14 25 (3.19%) Architect
15 24 (3.07%) Junior
16 23 (2.94%) Test Automation Engineer
17 22 (2.81%) C# Developer
18 21 (2.68%) Data Analyst
18 21 (2.68%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 91 (11.62%) .NET
2 71 (9.07%) HTML
3 64 (8.17%) CSS
4 55 (7.02%) Web Services
5 39 (4.98%) XML
6 33 (4.21%) AngularJS
7 29 (3.70%) JSON
7 29 (3.70%) Node.js
8 28 (3.58%) REST
9 25 (3.19%) RESTful
10 23 (2.94%) ASP.NET
10 23 (2.94%) SOAP
11 22 (2.81%) Spring
12 21 (2.68%) React
13 19 (2.43%) HTML5
14 18 (2.30%) .NET Framework
15 14 (1.79%) Ajax
16 13 (1.66%) Gherkin
17 12 (1.53%) Kafka
18 11 (1.40%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 783 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
2 95 (12.13%) Management Information System
3 74 (9.45%) Computer Science
4 49 (6.26%) Self-Motivation
5 35 (4.47%) Data Structures
5 35 (4.47%) User Experience
6 25 (3.19%) Cyberthreat
7 23 (2.94%) Algorithms
8 22 (2.81%) Fintech
9 21 (2.68%) Mobile App
10 13 (1.66%) Client/Server
10 13 (1.66%) Credit Risk
11 12 (1.53%) Equities
11 12 (1.53%) Mainframe
12 11 (1.40%) Data Centre
12 11 (1.40%) Security Operations Centre
13 10 (1.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 9 (1.15%) Analytical Mindset
15 8 (1.02%) Greenfield Project
16 7 (0.89%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 73 (9.32%) Linux
2 68 (8.68%) Windows
3 35 (4.47%) Windows Server
4 26 (3.32%) Unix
5 18 (2.30%) Windows Server 2008
6 17 (2.17%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (1.40%) Mac OS X
8 10 (1.28%) Windows 7
9 9 (1.15%) Windows 10
10 6 (0.77%) VMS
10 6 (0.77%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (0.51%) Android
12 3 (0.38%) AIX
12 3 (0.38%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.26%) zOS
14 1 (0.13%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 317 (40.49%) Agile Software Development
2 273 (34.87%) Problem-Solving
3 143 (18.26%) Project Management
4 125 (15.96%) Business Analysis
5 122 (15.58%) Test Automation
6 113 (14.43%) SDLC
7 98 (12.52%) Software Engineering
8 89 (11.37%) Stakeholder Management
9 88 (11.24%) Continuous Improvement
10 85 (10.86%) TDD
11 75 (9.58%) DevOps
12 71 (9.07%) Open Source
13 65 (8.30%) Analytics
14 61 (7.79%) ITIL
15 60 (7.66%) Continuous Integration
16 56 (7.15%) Creative Thinking
17 55 (7.02%) Mentoring
18 53 (6.77%) IT Strategy
19 52 (6.64%) Strategic Thinking
20 51 (6.51%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 174 (22.22%) SQL
2 167 (21.33%) Java
3 117 (14.94%) C#
4 91 (11.62%) JavaScript
5 78 (9.96%) Python
6 46 (5.87%) PowerShell
7 43 (5.49%) PHP
8 32 (4.09%) C
9 30 (3.83%) C++
9 30 (3.83%) Java 8
10 26 (3.32%) Ruby
11 19 (2.43%) Perl
12 14 (1.79%) R
13 12 (1.53%) Groovy
13 12 (1.53%) Shell Script
14 10 (1.28%) COBOL
15 9 (1.15%) Scala
15 9 (1.15%) VBScript
16 8 (1.02%) Go
16 8 (1.02%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 232 (29.63%) Degree
2 55 (7.02%) Computer Science Degree
3 38 (4.85%) Master's Degree
4 25 (3.19%) Security Cleared
5 24 (3.07%) ISEB
6 21 (2.68%) Microsoft Certification
7 18 (2.30%) MCITP
7 18 (2.30%) MCSA
8 17 (2.17%) MCSE
8 17 (2.17%) SC Cleared
9 13 (1.66%) Six Sigma Green Belt
10 10 (1.28%) GCIA
10 10 (1.28%) GCIH
10 10 (1.28%) GSEC
10 10 (1.28%) SSCP
11 8 (1.02%) ITIL Certification
12 7 (0.89%) PhD
12 7 (0.89%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 6 (0.77%) ISTQB
13 6 (0.77%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (7.02%) QA
2 21 (2.68%) PCI DSS
3 20 (2.55%) SLA
4 17 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 16 (2.04%) PMO
5 16 (2.04%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 11 (1.40%) Data Quality
7 4 (0.51%) GDPR
8 2 (0.26%) Def Stans
8 2 (0.26%) DO-178B
9 1 (0.13%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.13%) HL7
9 1 (0.13%) PMBOK
9 1 (0.13%) PSD2
9 1 (0.13%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 32 (4.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (2.81%) Docker
3 17 (2.17%) Active Directory
4 16 (2.04%) Xen
5 13 (1.66%) HDFS
6 11 (1.40%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 8 (1.02%) XenApp
8 6 (0.77%) Hyper-V
8 6 (0.77%) Microsoft App-V
9 5 (0.64%) BitLocker
9 5 (0.64%) vSphere
9 5 (0.64%) XenDesktop
10 4 (0.51%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (0.38%) NDS
11 3 (0.38%) NetIQ eDirectory
12 2 (0.26%) XenServer
13 1 (0.13%) KVM
Systems Management
1 20 (2.55%) Ansible
2 17 (2.17%) Opscode Chef
3 16 (2.04%) Puppet
4 9 (1.15%) vRealize
5 8 (1.02%) SCCM
5 8 (1.02%) SCOM
6 5 (0.64%) ThinApp
6 5 (0.64%) WSUS
7 4 (0.51%) Nagios
7 4 (0.51%) Perfmon
7 4 (0.51%) SCOrch
7 4 (0.51%) vRealize Orchestrator
8 3 (0.38%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 2 (0.26%) Oozie
9 2 (0.26%) SolarWinds Orion
10 1 (0.13%) Jamf Pro
10 1 (0.13%) Kubernetes
10 1 (0.13%) McAfee ePO
10 1 (0.13%) Mesos
10 1 (0.13%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 130 (16.60%) Microsoft
2 38 (4.85%) VMware
3 32 (4.09%) Oracle
4 20 (2.55%) SAP
4 20 (2.55%) Splunk
5 16 (2.04%) Citrix
6 12 (1.53%) Sybase
7 11 (1.40%) Informatica
8 10 (1.28%) Hyperion
8 10 (1.28%) Ivanti
8 10 (1.28%) PeopleSoft
9 9 (1.15%) Adobe
9 9 (1.15%) Casewise
10 7 (0.89%) Apple
10 7 (0.89%) Atlassian
10 7 (0.89%) Tableau
11 6 (0.77%) Arqiva
11 6 (0.77%) Cisco
11 6 (0.77%) Google
12 5 (0.64%) IBM