Analytical Thinking
UK

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 27 February 2024 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

6 months to
27 Feb 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 454 405 466
Rank change year-on-year -49 +61 -14
Permanent jobs citing Analytical Thinking 417 872 975
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.53% 0.79% 0.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.60% 0.82% 0.73%
Number of salaries quoted 288 388 415
10th Percentile £32,500 £36,250 £31,250
25th Percentile £39,925 £40,250 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £60,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year -16.67% +14.29% +5.00%
75th Percentile £62,813 £68,750 £73,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £79,125 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £55,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -18.18% +15.79% -5.00%

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK

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.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 69,675 106,100 133,005
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 88.77% 95.55% 95.14%
Number of salaries quoted 51,712 63,950 80,788
10th Percentile £29,500 £34,605 £32,949
25th Percentile £40,000 £45,750 £43,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £62,500 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -12.00% +4.17% +9.09%
75th Percentile £75,000 £82,500 £78,750
90th Percentile £95,000 £100,000 £96,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £51,569
% change year-on-year -9.09% +6.65% +7.66%

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 27 February 2024.

Salary histogram for Analytical Thinking in the UK

Analytical Thinking
Top 18 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 27 February 2024. 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
Jobs
England -51 361 £50,000 -19.35% 203
UK excluding London -79 289 £45,000 -18.18% 134
Work from Home 0 197 £48,000 -15.42% 89
London +101 116 £60,000 -7.69% 74
South East +18 79 £51,250 -2.38% 24
North of England -43 65 £38,875 -16.93% 42
South West +23 53 £48,000 +6.67% 20
Yorkshire -4 33 £50,000 -18.70% 13
Midlands -10 33 £42,200 -35.08% 20
North West +45 30 £37,051 -12.82% 25
Scotland -17 19 £45,000 -25.00% 6
West Midlands +21 18 £45,000 -30.77% 17
Wales +9 15 £52,101 +38.94% 3
East Midlands -9 15 £32,000 -50.77% 3
Isle of Man - 14 £45,000 -
East of England -3 10 £50,000 -15.61% 19
North East -30 2 £27,500 -40.60% 4
Northern Ireland +25 1 - - 4

Analytical Thinking
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 18 (4.32%) SharePoint
2 10 (2.40%) Confluence
3 4 (0.96%) Microsoft Exchange
4 2 (0.48%) CMS
5 1 (0.24%) Apache Airflow
5 1 (0.24%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.24%) Drupal
5 1 (0.24%) IIS
5 1 (0.24%) Umbraco
Applications
1 57 (13.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 40 (9.59%) Microsoft Office
3 34 (8.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (2.40%) MS Visio
5 6 (1.44%) Microsoft Project
6 5 (1.20%) Sketch
7 3 (0.72%) Chatbot
8 2 (0.48%) Adobe XD
8 2 (0.48%) InVision
9 1 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.24%) Simulink
9 1 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.24%) Trello
Business Applications
1 5 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
1 5 (1.20%) SAP S/4HANA
2 3 (0.72%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.72%) Q-Pulse
2 3 (0.72%) Sage 200
2 3 (0.72%) Sage 300 ERP
2 3 (0.72%) Salesforce CRM
3 2 (0.48%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.24%) Aareon QL
4 1 (0.24%) MIS ActiveH
4 1 (0.24%) NEC Housing
4 1 (0.24%) OPENHousing
4 1 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.24%) SAP IBP
4 1 (0.24%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 41 (9.83%) Azure
2 37 (8.87%) Power Platform
3 31 (7.43%) Microsoft 365
4 29 (6.95%) SaaS
5 27 (6.47%) AWS
6 17 (4.08%) WhatsApp
7 13 (3.12%) PaaS
8 12 (2.88%) Dynamics 365
9 10 (2.40%) IaaS
10 9 (2.16%) Datadog
11 8 (1.92%) Azure DevOps
12 6 (1.44%) PowerApps
13 5 (1.20%) Figma
14 4 (0.96%) iPaaS
14 4 (0.96%) OneDrive
14 4 (0.96%) Power Automate
14 4 (0.96%) Serverless
15 3 (0.72%) Amazon S3
15 3 (0.72%) Azure Synapse Analytics
15 3 (0.72%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 22 (5.28%) Firewall
2 19 (4.56%) DNS
3 17 (4.08%) DHCP
4 12 (2.88%) VPN
5 10 (2.40%) VLAN
6 9 (2.16%) SAN
6 9 (2.16%) Wi-Fi
7 8 (1.92%) Network Security
8 5 (1.20%) LAN
8 5 (1.20%) WAN
8 5 (1.20%) WebEx
9 3 (0.72%) SSL
10 2 (0.48%) TCP/IP
10 2 (0.48%) Unified Communications
11 1 (0.24%) Ethernet
11 1 (0.24%) FTP
11 1 (0.24%) HTTP
11 1 (0.24%) HTTPS
11 1 (0.24%) RS-232
11 1 (0.24%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (10.79%) SQL Server
2 25 (6.00%) MySQL
2 25 (6.00%) Power BI
3 24 (5.76%) Relational Database
4 16 (3.84%) RDBMS
5 12 (2.88%) Data Warehouse
6 10 (2.40%) PostgreSQL
6 10 (2.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 6 (1.44%) Tableau
8 5 (1.20%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 5 (1.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 5 (1.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (0.96%) Azure SQL Database
10 2 (0.48%) Big Data
10 2 (0.48%) BigQuery
10 2 (0.48%) Looker
10 2 (0.48%) Power Query
11 1 (0.24%) Amazon RDS
11 1 (0.24%) DynamoDB
11 1 (0.24%) Electronic Patient Records
Development Applications
1 16 (3.84%) JIRA
2 14 (3.36%) Git
3 7 (1.68%) LabVIEW
4 4 (0.96%) Rational DOORS
5 2 (0.48%) Axure RP
5 2 (0.48%) git-flow
6 1 (0.24%) HP UFT
6 1 (0.24%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.24%) Log4Net
6 1 (0.24%) Moq
6 1 (0.24%) NUnit
6 1 (0.24%) Sourcetree
6 1 (0.24%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 417 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
2 193 (46.28%) Social Skills
3 138 (33.09%) Finance
4 38 (9.11%) Legal
5 37 (8.87%) Retail
6 25 (6.00%) Organisational Skills
7 24 (5.76%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 23 (5.52%) Marketing
9 21 (5.04%) Public Sector
10 20 (4.80%) Manufacturing
11 19 (4.56%) Electronics
12 17 (4.08%) Presentation Skills
13 16 (3.84%) Telecoms
14 12 (2.88%) Law
15 10 (2.40%) Influencing Skills
16 9 (2.16%) Financial Institution
17 8 (1.92%) French Language
17 8 (1.92%) Pharmaceutical
18 7 (1.68%) Welsh Language
19 6 (1.44%) Banking
Job Titles
1 115 (27.58%) Analyst
2 59 (14.15%) Business Analyst
2 59 (14.15%) Developer
3 44 (10.55%) Lead
4 43 (10.31%) Senior
5 23 (5.52%) Lead Business Analyst
6 19 (4.56%) Project Manager
7 17 (4.08%) Senior Developer
8 15 (3.60%) Architect
8 15 (3.60%) Consultant
8 15 (3.60%) Team Leader
9 12 (2.88%) DBA
9 12 (2.88%) MySQL DBA
9 12 (2.88%) Oracle DBA
9 12 (2.88%) Software Developer
10 11 (2.64%) Applications Support
11 10 (2.40%) IT Analyst
11 10 (2.40%) Security Analyst
12 9 (2.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 9 (2.16%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (8.87%) .NET
2 24 (5.76%) CSS
3 23 (5.52%) HTML
4 13 (3.12%) AngularJS
5 12 (2.88%) React
6 10 (2.40%) RESTful
7 9 (2.16%) HTML5
8 8 (1.92%) CSS3
9 6 (1.44%) .NET Core
9 6 (1.44%) Hibernate
9 6 (1.44%) HTML5 Canvas
9 6 (1.44%) Spring
9 6 (1.44%) Vue
10 5 (1.20%) ASP.NET
10 5 (1.20%) ASP.NET Core
10 5 (1.20%) ASP.NET MVC
10 5 (1.20%) Middleware
10 5 (1.20%) XML
11 4 (0.96%) .NET Framework
11 4 (0.96%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 26 (6.24%) Self-Motivation
2 25 (6.00%) Product Ownership
3 24 (5.76%) Management Information System
4 10 (2.40%) Virtual Team
5 8 (1.92%) Housing Association
5 8 (1.92%) Renewable Energy
6 7 (1.68%) Driving Licence
6 7 (1.68%) Enterprise Software
6 7 (1.68%) Mobile App
7 6 (1.44%) Data Centre
7 6 (1.44%) Distributed Systems
7 6 (1.44%) Greenfield Project
7 6 (1.44%) IoT
8 5 (1.20%) Algorithms
8 5 (1.20%) Low-Code
8 5 (1.20%) Onboarding
8 5 (1.20%) PMI
9 4 (0.96%) CMDB
9 4 (0.96%) Cyber Threat
9 4 (0.96%) Media Streaming
Operating Systems
1 47 (11.27%) Windows
2 19 (4.56%) Linux
3 15 (3.60%) Windows 10
4 12 (2.88%) Unix
5 10 (2.40%) Apple iOS
6 9 (2.16%) Windows Server
7 4 (0.96%) VMS
8 1 (0.24%) Debian
8 1 (0.24%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (0.24%) Windows Embedded Compact
8 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.24%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 201 (48.20%) Problem-Solving
2 93 (22.30%) Agile
3 74 (17.75%) Project Delivery
4 69 (16.55%) Decision-Making
4 69 (16.55%) Project Management
5 55 (13.19%) Continuous Improvement
6 52 (12.47%) Customer Service
7 49 (11.75%) Business Analysis
7 49 (11.75%) Computer Science
8 44 (10.55%) Coaching
8 44 (10.55%) Strategic Thinking
9 41 (9.83%) Stakeholder Management
10 40 (9.59%) Creative Thinking
11 39 (9.35%) Line Management
12 37 (8.87%) Critical Thinking
12 37 (8.87%) Time Management
13 36 (8.63%) Service Delivery
13 36 (8.63%) Software Engineering
14 34 (8.15%) Change Management
14 34 (8.15%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 58 (13.91%) C#
2 49 (11.75%) SQL
3 42 (10.07%) JavaScript
4 30 (7.19%) Java
5 27 (6.47%) Python
6 14 (3.36%) PHP
7 10 (2.40%) C
7 10 (2.40%) TypeScript
8 9 (2.16%) C++
9 6 (1.44%) PowerShell
10 5 (1.20%) Data Analysis Expressions
10 5 (1.20%) Perl
11 3 (0.72%) Bash
12 2 (0.48%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.24%) MATLAB
13 1 (0.24%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.24%) VB
13 1 (0.24%) VBA
Qualifications
1 123 (29.50%) Degree
2 53 (12.71%) Security Cleared
3 36 (8.63%) SC Cleared
4 24 (5.76%) Computer Science Degree
5 12 (2.88%) BPSS Clearance
6 11 (2.64%) Azure Certification
7 10 (2.40%) DBS Check
7 10 (2.40%) DV Cleared
7 10 (2.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 9 (2.16%) CISSP
9 8 (1.92%) Master's Degree
10 6 (1.44%) PMI Certification
11 5 (1.20%) Postgraduate
12 4 (0.96%) Microsoft Certification
12 4 (0.96%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 4 (0.96%) SAFe Agilist
13 3 (0.72%) ACCA
13 3 (0.72%) AWS Certification
13 3 (0.72%) Cisco Certification
14 2 (0.48%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (5.04%) QA
2 11 (2.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (1.68%) SLA
4 6 (1.44%) GDPR
5 4 (0.96%) Cyber Essentials
5 4 (0.96%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.96%) NIST
5 4 (0.96%) PMO
5 4 (0.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.72%) Accessibility
7 2 (0.48%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.48%) WCAG
8 1 (0.24%) California Consumer Privacy Act
8 1 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.24%) GRC
8 1 (0.24%) GxP
System Software
1 18 (4.32%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.96%) Virtual Desktop
3 2 (0.48%) Docker
4 1 (0.24%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (2.16%) SCCM
2 6 (1.44%) Ansible
3 4 (0.96%) Terraform
4 3 (0.72%) Kubernetes
4 3 (0.72%) Single Sign-On
5 2 (0.48%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.24%) Nessus
Vendors
1 100 (23.98%) Microsoft
2 24 (5.76%) SAP
3 22 (5.28%) VMware
4 20 (4.80%) Oracle
5 12 (2.88%) Salesforce
6 10 (2.40%) Xamarin
7 9 (2.16%) AppDynamics
7 9 (2.16%) Dynatrace
8 6 (1.44%) Cisco
9 5 (1.20%) Google
10 4 (0.96%) Aruba
10 4 (0.96%) Citrix
10 4 (0.96%) Computacenter
10 4 (0.96%) Juniper
11 3 (0.72%) Adobe
11 3 (0.72%) OneLogin
11 3 (0.72%) Sage
11 3 (0.72%) Workday
11 3 (0.72%) YouTube
12 2 (0.48%) Samsung