Period
to 26 March 2019

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 26 March 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Analytical Thinking
UK
6 months to
26 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 556 603 658
Rank change year-on-year +47 +55 -16
Permanent jobs citing Analytical Thinking 695 724 600
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.47% 0.41% 0.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.51% 0.45% 0.38%
Number of salaries quoted 473 571 466
UK median annual salary £49,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.00% +11.11% -2.17%
10th Percentile £27,500 £28,000 £24,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £75,000 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £43,500 £47,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -8.42% +18.75% -

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 136,163 160,647 156,900
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.77% 91.80% 91.33%
Number of salaries quoted 107,231 131,041 129,109
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 26 March 2019.

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 26 March 2019. 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 +49 663 £50,000 - 29
UK excluding London +76 429 £43,500 -8.42% 25
London +42 256 £65,000 +18.18% 6
South East +45 160 £40,000 -15.79% 5
North of England +51 97 £47,291 -5.42% 7
Midlands +94 89 £36,899 +5.43% 5
West Midlands +72 64 £55,000 +69.23% 5
North West +36 58 £47,291 -14.02% 5
East of England +47 32 £47,500 -20.83% 3
South West +9 28 £42,500 - 3
Yorkshire +31 27 £65,000 +62.50% 1
East Midlands +49 25 £36,899 -18.00%
Scotland +13 20 £37,500 -6.25% 2
North East +14 13 £36,000 -5.88% 1
Wales +27 3 £35,250 -21.67%

For the 6 months to 26 March 2019, 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.

1 695 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
2 245 (35.25%) Agile Software Development
3 231 (33.24%) Problem-Solving
4 196 (28.20%) Finance
5 167 (24.03%) C#
5 167 (24.03%) Java
6 164 (23.60%) SQL
7 144 (20.72%) Degree
8 134 (19.28%) Microsoft
9 123 (17.70%) Software Engineering
10 120 (17.27%) Creative Thinking
11 119 (17.12%) Microsoft Azure
12 110 (15.83%) .NET
12 110 (15.83%) Python
13 96 (13.81%) JavaScript
13 96 (13.81%) CSS
14 94 (13.53%) Test Automation
14 94 (13.53%) User Experience
15 93 (13.38%) HTML
16 89 (12.81%) Amazon AWS
17 81 (11.65%) Project Management
18 79 (11.37%) DevOps
19 75 (10.79%) Linux
20 73 (10.50%) Windows
20 73 (10.50%) Security Cleared
21 72 (10.36%) Stakeholder Management
22 70 (10.07%) SQL Server
23 69 (9.93%) Web Development
24 67 (9.64%) SC Cleared
25 66 (9.50%) Business Analysis

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 29 (4.17%) Confluence
2 21 (3.02%) SharePoint
3 12 (1.73%) Apache
4 11 (1.58%) WebSphere
5 9 (1.29%) Elasticsearch
6 8 (1.15%) WebLogic
7 7 (1.01%) IIS
7 7 (1.01%) SAS
8 6 (0.86%) Apache Spark
9 4 (0.58%) Oracle Workflow
10 3 (0.43%) CMS
10 3 (0.43%) MS Exchange
10 3 (0.43%) Tomcat
10 3 (0.43%) WebLogic Portal
11 2 (0.29%) Cloud Foundry
11 2 (0.29%) SmartSockets
12 1 (0.14%) Kentico
12 1 (0.14%) MS Project Server
12 1 (0.14%) NServiceBus
12 1 (0.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 45 (6.47%) Microsoft Excel
2 33 (4.75%) Microsoft Office
3 16 (2.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (1.44%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (0.58%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.58%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.29%) SPSS
7 1 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.14%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.14%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 12 (1.73%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 10 (1.44%) Oracle ERP
2 10 (1.44%) Oracle Payables
2 10 (1.44%) Oracle Receivables
3 6 (0.86%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.86%) Oracle Assets
3 6 (0.86%) Oracle Cash Management
4 4 (0.58%) Oracle General Ledger
4 4 (0.58%) WebTrends
5 3 (0.43%) Sonata
6 2 (0.29%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.14%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.14%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.14%) Oracle E-Business Tax
7 1 (0.14%) Oracle iProcurement
7 1 (0.14%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
7 1 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.14%) SAP S/4HANA
7 1 (0.14%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 119 (17.12%) Microsoft Azure
2 89 (12.81%) Amazon AWS
3 30 (4.32%) GitHub
4 23 (3.31%) SaaS
5 20 (2.88%) Cloud Computing
6 16 (2.30%) Office 365
7 8 (1.15%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 8 (1.15%) AWS CloudFormation
7 8 (1.15%) NuGet
7 8 (1.15%) PaaS
8 7 (1.01%) IaaS
8 7 (1.01%) OpenShift
9 6 (0.86%) Azure Active Directory
10 4 (0.58%) Google Analytics
11 2 (0.29%) Adobe Analytics
11 2 (0.29%) Azure Data Factory
11 2 (0.29%) Google Cloud Platform
12 1 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
12 1 (0.14%) Force.com
12 1 (0.14%) Oracle CX
Communications & Networking
1 29 (4.17%) HTTP
2 22 (3.17%) DNS
3 19 (2.73%) TCP/IP
4 16 (2.30%) Firewall
5 14 (2.01%) DHCP
6 12 (1.73%) WAN
7 11 (1.58%) ICMP
7 11 (1.58%) LAN
7 11 (1.58%) SNMP
7 11 (1.58%) SSL
8 9 (1.29%) Internet
9 6 (0.86%) SAN
9 6 (0.86%) VLAN
10 3 (0.43%) FTP
10 3 (0.43%) PuTTY
11 2 (0.29%) 3G
11 2 (0.29%) 4G
11 2 (0.29%) Bluetooth
11 2 (0.29%) NFC
11 2 (0.29%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (10.07%) SQL Server
2 28 (4.03%) Data Warehouse
2 28 (4.03%) MySQL
3 24 (3.45%) NoSQL
4 22 (3.17%) Relational Database
5 21 (3.02%) Oracle Database
6 13 (1.87%) PostgreSQL
7 12 (1.73%) RDBMS
8 10 (1.44%) Big Data
8 10 (1.44%) BusinessObjects
8 10 (1.44%) InfluxDB
8 10 (1.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 8 (1.15%) MongoDB
9 8 (1.15%) Power BI
10 7 (1.01%) Apache Cassandra
10 7 (1.01%) CouchDB
10 7 (1.01%) SQL Server 2012
11 6 (0.86%) Blockchain
11 6 (0.86%) QlikView
11 6 (0.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 48 (6.91%) Selenium
2 47 (6.76%) JIRA
3 41 (5.90%) WebDriver
4 35 (5.04%) Git (software)
5 24 (3.45%) Jenkins
6 19 (2.73%) Visual Studio
7 16 (2.30%) Subversion
8 14 (2.01%) WinDbg
9 13 (1.87%) Cucumber
9 13 (1.87%) TeamCity
10 12 (1.73%) Team Foundation Server
11 11 (1.58%) Octopus Deploy
12 10 (1.44%) Rational DOORS
13 8 (1.15%) SoapUI
13 8 (1.15%) Sonatype Nexus
13 8 (1.15%) Vagrant
14 6 (0.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 6 (0.86%) Mercurial
14 6 (0.86%) MSBuild
15 4 (0.58%) MSI
General
1 196 (28.20%) Finance
2 51 (7.34%) Retail
3 43 (6.19%) Marketing
4 33 (4.75%) Banking
5 23 (3.31%) Telecoms
6 19 (2.73%) Electronics
7 13 (1.87%) Legal
7 13 (1.87%) Manufacturing
8 11 (1.58%) Financial Institution
8 11 (1.58%) Law
9 10 (1.44%) Aerospace
10 9 (1.29%) Games
11 6 (0.86%) Advertising
11 6 (0.86%) Automotive
11 6 (0.86%) Avionics
11 6 (0.86%) General Ledger
12 5 (0.72%) Military
12 5 (0.72%) Multimedia
13 4 (0.58%) Investment Banking
13 4 (0.58%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 194 (27.91%) Developer
2 130 (18.71%) Analyst
3 60 (8.63%) .NET Developer
4 57 (8.20%) Business Analyst
5 49 (7.05%) Web Developer
6 39 (5.61%) ASP.NET Developer
7 37 (5.32%) SQL Developer
8 33 (4.75%) .NET Web Developer
8 33 (4.75%) Tester
9 32 (4.60%) Graduate
9 32 (4.60%) Software Engineer
10 31 (4.46%) C# Developer
11 27 (3.88%) Consultant
11 27 (3.88%) Graduate Developer
12 26 (3.74%) Architect
13 25 (3.60%) Senior Developer
14 22 (3.17%) Senior Tester
15 21 (3.02%) Junior
16 18 (2.59%) Automation Tester
16 18 (2.59%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 110 (15.83%) .NET
2 96 (13.81%) CSS
3 93 (13.38%) HTML
4 64 (9.21%) ASP.NET
5 52 (7.48%) AngularJS
6 37 (5.32%) Web Services
7 31 (4.46%) React
8 29 (4.17%) jQuery
9 27 (3.88%) XML
10 23 (3.31%) RESTful
11 22 (3.17%) HTML5
12 19 (2.73%) REST
13 18 (2.59%) .NET Core
14 17 (2.45%) J2EE
14 17 (2.45%) LAMP
14 17 (2.45%) Node.js
15 15 (2.16%) JSON
16 14 (2.01%) .NET Framework
16 14 (2.01%) Middleware
17 13 (1.87%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 695 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
2 94 (13.53%) User Experience
3 50 (7.19%) Self-Motivation
4 39 (5.61%) Fintech
5 28 (4.03%) Cyberattack
5 28 (4.03%) Management Information System
6 18 (2.59%) Mobile App
7 16 (2.30%) Virtual Team
8 15 (2.16%) Algorithms
9 13 (1.87%) CMDB
10 12 (1.73%) Enterprise Software
11 11 (1.58%) Robotics
12 10 (1.44%) VHDL
13 9 (1.29%) Hedge funds
14 8 (1.15%) Mainframe
15 6 (0.86%) Enterprise Storage
15 6 (0.86%) Security Operations Centre
16 5 (0.72%) CCTV
16 5 (0.72%) Data Centre
16 5 (0.72%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 75 (10.79%) Linux
2 73 (10.50%) Windows
3 47 (6.76%) Windows Server
4 21 (3.02%) Unix
5 19 (2.73%) Windows 10
5 19 (2.73%) Windows Server 2012
6 18 (2.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 16 (2.30%) Windows Server 2008
8 15 (2.16%) Windows 7
9 12 (1.73%) Mac OS X
10 10 (1.44%) CentOS
11 8 (1.15%) Ubuntu
12 7 (1.01%) Android
13 5 (0.72%) Amazon Linux
13 5 (0.72%) Apple iOS
13 5 (0.72%) Solaris
14 3 (0.43%) Kali Linux
15 1 (0.14%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2003
15 1 (0.14%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 245 (35.25%) Agile Software Development
2 231 (33.24%) Problem-Solving
3 123 (17.70%) Software Engineering
4 120 (17.27%) Creative Thinking
5 94 (13.53%) Test Automation
6 81 (11.65%) Project Management
7 79 (11.37%) DevOps
8 72 (10.36%) Stakeholder Management
9 69 (9.93%) Web Development
10 66 (9.50%) Business Analysis
10 66 (9.50%) Scrum
11 61 (8.78%) Computer Science
11 61 (8.78%) Validation
12 55 (7.91%) Decision-Making
12 55 (7.91%) ITIL
12 55 (7.91%) SDLC
13 50 (7.19%) MVC
13 50 (7.19%) OOP
14 49 (7.05%) Analytics
14 49 (7.05%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 167 (24.03%) C#
1 167 (24.03%) Java
2 164 (23.60%) SQL
3 110 (15.83%) Python
4 96 (13.81%) JavaScript
5 60 (8.63%) C++
6 53 (7.63%) Ruby
7 44 (6.33%) PowerShell
8 28 (4.03%) PHP
9 23 (3.31%) C
10 20 (2.88%) Perl
11 14 (2.01%) T-SQL
11 14 (2.01%) VBScript
12 11 (1.58%) MATLAB
12 11 (1.58%) PL/SQL
13 10 (1.44%) Bash Shell
14 8 (1.15%) Groovy
15 7 (1.01%) Scala
16 6 (0.86%) TypeScript
17 5 (0.72%) R
Qualifications
1 144 (20.72%) Degree
2 73 (10.50%) Security Cleared
3 67 (9.64%) SC Cleared
4 42 (6.04%) Computer Science Degree
5 13 (1.87%) GCIA
5 13 (1.87%) GCIH
5 13 (1.87%) GSEC
6 11 (1.58%) SSCP
7 6 (0.86%) A+ Certification
7 6 (0.86%) CBAP
7 6 (0.86%) ISEB
7 6 (0.86%) MOS
8 5 (0.72%) CISSP
8 5 (0.72%) Master's Degree
8 5 (0.72%) MCSA
8 5 (0.72%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (0.58%) HND
10 3 (0.43%) MCITP
10 3 (0.43%) Network+ Certification
10 3 (0.43%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (4.03%) Data Quality
2 25 (3.60%) QA
3 13 (1.87%) PMO
4 5 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.58%) SLA
6 3 (0.43%) HIPAA
6 3 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.29%) COBIT
7 2 (0.29%) COSO
7 2 (0.29%) GAMP
8 1 (0.14%) GAAP
8 1 (0.14%) GDPR
8 1 (0.14%) P3O
System Software
1 37 (5.32%) Docker
2 26 (3.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (3.60%) Active Directory
4 16 (2.30%) VMware ESXi
5 14 (2.01%) BitLocker
6 3 (0.43%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.14%) NDS
7 1 (0.14%) NetIQ eDirectory
7 1 (0.14%) Shibboleth
7 1 (0.14%) XenApp
7 1 (0.14%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 31 (4.46%) Ansible
2 21 (3.02%) SCCM
3 20 (2.88%) Opscode Chef
3 20 (2.88%) Puppet
3 20 (2.88%) WSUS
4 16 (2.30%) Grafana
5 15 (2.16%) SCOrch
5 15 (2.16%) vRealize
5 15 (2.16%) vRealize Orchestrator
6 14 (2.01%) Perfmon
7 10 (1.44%) Graphite
7 10 (1.44%) Kubernetes
7 10 (1.44%) SELinux
8 8 (1.15%) Kibana
8 8 (1.15%) logstash
9 3 (0.43%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
10 2 (0.29%) AirWatch
10 2 (0.29%) CSIRT
10 2 (0.29%) Prometheus
10 2 (0.29%) Terraform
Vendors
1 134 (19.28%) Microsoft
2 53 (7.63%) Oracle
3 27 (3.88%) Citrix
4 26 (3.74%) VMware
5 24 (3.45%) Salesforce.com
6 22 (3.17%) Splunk
7 13 (1.87%) Google
8 11 (1.58%) Red Hat
9 10 (1.44%) IBM
10 8 (1.15%) Dynatrace
10 8 (1.15%) MKS
10 8 (1.15%) New Relic
10 8 (1.15%) SAP
10 8 (1.15%) Tableau
10 8 (1.15%) TOWER Software
11 7 (1.01%) FNZ
11 7 (1.01%) TIBCO
12 6 (0.86%) F5
12 6 (0.86%) MuleSoft
13 5 (0.72%) EMC