Period
to 18 April 2021

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 18 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Analytical Thinking
UK
6 months to
18 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 429 473 551
Rank change year-on-year +44 +78 +63
Permanent jobs citing Analytical Thinking 517 601 736
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.61% 0.55% 0.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.66% 0.59% 0.54%
Number of salaries quoted 443 397 502
10th Percentile £30,000 £31,650 £27,500
25th Percentile £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.26% -5.00%
75th Percentile £62,250 £62,500 £71,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £73,850 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £44,928 £43,500
% change year-on-year +11.29% +3.28% -8.42%

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 77,836 101,458 137,235
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.47% 92.19% 92.32%
Number of salaries quoted 59,831 81,520 109,029
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £40,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,900 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.95% +5.56% -

Analytical Thinking
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Analytical Thinking in the UK

Analytical Thinking
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Analytical Thinking in the UK

Analytical Thinking
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Analytical Thinking over the 6 months to 18 April 2021.

Salary histogram for Analytical Thinking in the UK

Analytical Thinking
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 Thinking within the UK over the 6 months to 18 April 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 +75 486 £50,000 - 56
UK excluding London +101 376 £50,000 +11.29% 48
South East +107 144 £50,000 +7.53% 7
London +34 131 £60,000 - 13
North of England +56 128 £50,000 +19.05% 19
North West +109 108 £50,000 +47.06% 9
Work from Home -43 97 £50,000 -9.09% 6
South West +31 58 £40,000 - 5
Scotland 0 19 £52,500 +5.00% 3
Yorkshire -10 17 £44,250 -10.61% 7
Midlands -15 16 £32,500 -27.78% 10
West Midlands -29 10 £31,250 -27.85% 9
East of England +45 9 £32,500 -20.00% 2
East Midlands +16 6 £43,750 -2.78% 1
North East -12 3 £41,500 +25.76% 3
Wales +25 2 - - 2
Northern Ireland - 1 £70,000 -

For the 6 months to 18 April 2021, 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.

1 517 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
2 215 (41.59%) Agile Software Development
3 174 (33.66%) JavaScript
4 152 (29.40%) SQL
5 136 (26.31%) Scrum
6 131 (25.34%) Innovative Thinking
7 130 (25.15%) User Experience
8 123 (23.79%) Degree
9 122 (23.60%) Java
10 117 (22.63%) HTML
11 111 (21.47%) CSS
11 111 (21.47%) Windows
12 102 (19.73%) Problem-Solving
13 97 (18.76%) Web Development
14 93 (17.99%) Finance
15 89 (17.21%) Computer Science
16 88 (17.02%) .NET
17 85 (16.44%) ASP.NET
18 84 (16.25%) MVC
19 78 (15.09%) .NET Core
20 73 (14.12%) ASP.NET Web Forms
21 65 (12.57%) C#
22 64 (12.38%) Linux
23 60 (11.61%) Creative Thinking
24 59 (11.41%) Enterprise Software
25 55 (10.64%) HTML5
26 53 (10.25%) Git (software)
27 52 (10.06%) MySQL
28 50 (9.67%) PHP
29 47 (9.09%) Front End Development

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 17 (3.29%) CMS
2 13 (2.51%) Confluence
3 6 (1.16%) MS Exchange
4 4 (0.77%) nginx
5 3 (0.58%) IIS
6 2 (0.39%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 2 (0.39%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.39%) GlassFish
7 1 (0.19%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.19%) Documentum
7 1 (0.19%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.19%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 27 (5.22%) Microsoft Excel
2 25 (4.84%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (1.93%) MS Visio
4 9 (1.74%) Spreadsheet
5 6 (1.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 5 (0.97%) InVision
7 4 (0.77%) Sketch
8 2 (0.39%) Figma
8 2 (0.39%) Zeplin
9 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (1.16%) Oracle EBS
1 6 (1.16%) Oracle EBS R12
1 6 (1.16%) Primavera
2 4 (0.77%) SAP Hybris
3 3 (0.58%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 3 (0.58%) WebTrends
4 2 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.39%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.19%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.19%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 38 (7.35%) Azure
2 17 (3.29%) Power Platform
3 16 (3.09%) AWS
4 14 (2.71%) Microsoft 365
5 10 (1.93%) SaaS
6 9 (1.74%) Force.com
6 9 (1.74%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
7 6 (1.16%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (0.97%) Azure Active Directory
8 5 (0.97%) FinancialForce
8 5 (0.97%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 4 (0.77%) npm
10 3 (0.58%) Adobe Analytics
10 3 (0.58%) Dynamics 365
10 3 (0.58%) GCP
10 3 (0.58%) Google Analytics
10 3 (0.58%) Matillion
11 2 (0.39%) Lucidchart
11 2 (0.39%) PaaS
11 2 (0.39%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 14 (2.71%) Firewall
2 13 (2.51%) VPN
3 11 (2.13%) 2G
3 11 (2.13%) 3G
3 11 (2.13%) 4G
3 11 (2.13%) RNC
4 10 (1.93%) SSL
5 6 (1.16%) DNS
5 6 (1.16%) FTP
5 6 (1.16%) IPsec
5 6 (1.16%) LAN
5 6 (1.16%) VLAN
5 6 (1.16%) WAN
5 6 (1.16%) WLAN
6 3 (0.58%) Intranet
7 1 (0.19%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (10.06%) MySQL
2 30 (5.80%) Relational Database
3 22 (4.26%) RDBMS
3 22 (4.26%) SQL Server
4 17 (3.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 16 (3.09%) Power BI
5 16 (3.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 11 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
7 8 (1.55%) SQLite
8 6 (1.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 5 (0.97%) Data Mining
9 5 (0.97%) NoSQL
10 4 (0.77%) Big Data
10 4 (0.77%) FileMaker
10 4 (0.77%) PostgreSQL
10 4 (0.77%) Qlik Sense
11 3 (0.58%) Data Lake
11 3 (0.58%) Oracle OWB
11 3 (0.58%) QlikView
11 3 (0.58%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 53 (10.25%) Git (software)
2 18 (3.48%) JIRA
3 10 (1.93%) Selenium
3 10 (1.93%) WebDriver
4 8 (1.55%) git-flow
4 8 (1.55%) Xcode
5 7 (1.35%) Maven
6 6 (1.16%) Eclipse
6 6 (1.16%) TeamCity
6 6 (1.16%) Visual Studio
7 5 (0.97%) Jenkins
8 4 (0.77%) Mercurial
8 4 (0.77%) Octopus Deploy
8 4 (0.77%) webpack
9 3 (0.58%) Bitbucket
9 3 (0.58%) JMeter
10 2 (0.39%) Ant
10 2 (0.39%) Dreamweaver
10 2 (0.39%) Gradle
10 2 (0.39%) Vagrant
General
1 93 (17.99%) Finance
2 29 (5.61%) Marketing
3 15 (2.90%) Telecoms
4 11 (2.13%) Manufacturing
5 10 (1.93%) Banking
5 10 (1.93%) Retail
6 9 (1.74%) Electronics
7 8 (1.55%) Public Sector
8 7 (1.35%) Financial Institution
8 7 (1.35%) Legal
9 5 (0.97%) Law
10 4 (0.77%) Dutch Language
10 4 (0.77%) Publishing
11 3 (0.58%) Back Office
11 3 (0.58%) Games
12 2 (0.39%) Advertising
12 2 (0.39%) Brand Awareness
12 2 (0.39%) Front Office
12 2 (0.39%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 293 (56.67%) Developer
2 54 (10.44%) Analyst
2 54 (10.44%) Web Developer
3 38 (7.35%) Software Developer
4 36 (6.96%) Graduate
5 30 (5.80%) .NET Developer
5 30 (5.80%) Graduate Developer
6 27 (5.22%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 27 (5.22%) JavaScript Developer
7 23 (4.45%) PHP Developer
8 22 (4.26%) Business Analyst
9 21 (4.06%) Ruby Developer
10 18 (3.48%) Full Stack Developer
11 17 (3.29%) Software Engineer
12 13 (2.51%) Consultant
12 13 (2.51%) Developer in Test
12 13 (2.51%) Graduate Web Developer
13 12 (2.32%) Data Analyst
14 11 (2.13%) Databuild Engineer
14 11 (2.13%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 117 (22.63%) HTML
2 111 (21.47%) CSS
3 88 (17.02%) .NET
4 85 (16.44%) ASP.NET
5 78 (15.09%) .NET Core
6 73 (14.12%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 55 (10.64%) HTML5
8 21 (4.06%) Ruby on Rails
9 18 (3.48%) Node.js
10 16 (3.09%) LAMP
11 11 (2.13%) AngularJS
12 9 (1.74%) React
12 9 (1.74%) REST
13 8 (1.55%) CGI
13 8 (1.55%) RxSwift
13 8 (1.55%) Spring
13 8 (1.55%) UIKit
14 7 (1.35%) .NET Framework
14 7 (1.35%) RESTful
14 7 (1.35%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 517 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
2 130 (25.15%) User Experience
3 59 (11.41%) Enterprise Software
4 41 (7.93%) Mobile App
5 21 (4.06%) Virtual Team
6 17 (3.29%) Management Information System
7 12 (2.32%) Self-Motivation
8 8 (1.55%) iPad
9 7 (1.35%) Analytical Mindset
10 6 (1.16%) Algorithms
11 5 (0.97%) Data Structures
12 4 (0.77%) Greenfield Project
13 3 (0.58%) iPhone
13 3 (0.58%) Public Cloud
13 3 (0.58%) Social Media
14 2 (0.39%) 3D Graphics
14 2 (0.39%) Animation
14 2 (0.39%) CMDB
14 2 (0.39%) NHS
14 2 (0.39%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 111 (21.47%) Windows
2 64 (12.38%) Linux
3 12 (2.32%) Windows Server
4 11 (2.13%) Windows 10
5 8 (1.55%) Apple iOS
5 8 (1.55%) Mac OS
6 6 (1.16%) Ubuntu
6 6 (1.16%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (0.97%) Android
7 5 (0.97%) Unix
8 3 (0.58%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.39%) CentOS
9 2 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.39%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 215 (41.59%) Agile Software Development
2 136 (26.31%) Scrum
3 131 (25.34%) Innovative Thinking
4 102 (19.73%) Problem-Solving
5 97 (18.76%) Web Development
6 89 (17.21%) Computer Science
7 84 (16.25%) MVC
8 60 (11.61%) Creative Thinking
9 47 (9.09%) Front End Development
10 45 (8.70%) Software Engineering
11 44 (8.51%) Business Intelligence
11 44 (8.51%) Test Automation
12 41 (7.93%) Project Management
13 40 (7.74%) Analytics
14 39 (7.54%) Critical Thinking
15 38 (7.35%) Technical Leadership
16 34 (6.58%) DevOps
17 31 (6.00%) Business Analysis
18 29 (5.61%) Open Source
19 25 (4.84%) B2C
Programming Languages
1 174 (33.66%) JavaScript
2 152 (29.40%) SQL
3 122 (23.60%) Java
4 65 (12.57%) C#
5 50 (9.67%) PHP
6 31 (6.00%) Ruby
7 27 (5.22%) Python
8 9 (1.74%) Apex Code
9 8 (1.55%) Apple Swift
9 8 (1.55%) Objective-C
10 7 (1.35%) TypeScript
11 6 (1.16%) Bash Shell
12 5 (0.97%) PL/SQL
12 5 (0.97%) PowerShell
13 4 (0.77%) ES6
13 4 (0.77%) Perl
14 3 (0.58%) T-SQL
14 3 (0.58%) VB.NET
15 2 (0.39%) C++
15 2 (0.39%) VBA
Qualifications
1 123 (23.79%) Degree
2 44 (8.51%) Computer Science Degree
3 14 (2.71%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (2.32%) MCSE
5 11 (2.13%) MBCS
6 9 (1.74%) Security Cleared
7 8 (1.55%) ITIL Certification
7 8 (1.55%) MCITP
7 8 (1.55%) MCSA
7 8 (1.55%) SC Cleared
8 6 (1.16%) CCNA
8 6 (1.16%) CCNP
8 6 (1.16%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (0.58%) Master's Degree
9 3 (0.58%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 2 (0.39%) CBAP
11 1 (0.19%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.19%) IIBA
11 1 (0.19%) ISEB
11 1 (0.19%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (8.32%) QA
2 13 (2.51%) Data Quality
3 6 (1.16%) PMO
4 5 (0.97%) GRC
5 3 (0.58%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.39%) GDPR
6 2 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 2 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.39%) SLA
7 1 (0.19%) Actionable Recommendations
7 1 (0.19%) Def Stans
7 1 (0.19%) NCSC
7 1 (0.19%) NIST
System Software
1 16 (3.09%) Active Directory
2 9 (1.74%) Docker
3 3 (0.58%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.19%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 6 (1.16%) Ansible
1 6 (1.16%) WSUS
2 3 (0.58%) Grafana
2 3 (0.58%) Kubernetes
2 3 (0.58%) Single Sign-On
2 3 (0.58%) Terraform
3 2 (0.39%) Control-M
3 2 (0.39%) HAProxy
3 2 (0.39%) ITRS Geneos
3 2 (0.39%) Nagios
3 2 (0.39%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.39%) Oracle ZFS
3 2 (0.39%) Puppet
3 2 (0.39%) ZABBIX
4 1 (0.19%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 46 (8.90%) Microsoft
2 16 (3.09%) Salesforce.com
3 14 (2.71%) Oracle
4 11 (2.13%) Ericsson
4 11 (2.13%) Remedy
5 9 (1.74%) SAP
6 8 (1.55%) Adobe
6 8 (1.55%) Apple
7 7 (1.35%) Conga
8 6 (1.16%) BMC
8 6 (1.16%) Cisco
8 6 (1.16%) Informatica
8 6 (1.16%) ServiceNow
8 6 (1.16%) Sophos
8 6 (1.16%) ZyXEL
9 5 (0.97%) Facebook
9 5 (0.97%) hybris
10 4 (0.77%) Google
10 4 (0.77%) HP
10 4 (0.77%) Ivanti