Period
to 4 June 2020

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 4 June 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Analytical Thinking
UK
6 months to
4 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 469 536 590
Rank change year-on-year +67 +54 +76
Permanent jobs citing Analytical Thinking 461 727 743
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.53% 0.51% 0.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.57% 0.55% 0.47%
Number of salaries quoted 321 507 564
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,750 £27,000 £29,825
90th Percentile £67,500 £82,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £43,810 £41,250 £47,500
% change year-on-year +6.21% -13.16% +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 80,362 131,748 158,043
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.27% 92.24% 92.30%
Number of salaries quoted 63,702 103,166 127,091
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £29,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 4 June 2020.

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 4 June 2020. 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 +34 411 £50,000 +5.26% 15
UK excluding London +63 276 £43,810 +6.21% 16
London +48 155 £60,000 -7.69% 3
South East +9 85 £46,500 +29.17% 3
North of England +120 84 £40,000 -15.79% 6
Midlands +65 55 £45,000 +21.56%
West Midlands +49 51 £43,000 +7.50%
North West +75 29 £34,000 -28.42% 1
Yorkshire +97 28 £47,750 +27.33% 3
North East +21 27 - - 2
South West +91 25 £40,000 +23.08% 2
Scotland +61 17 £50,000 -13.81% 4
Work from Home +64 15 £42,240 -11.07% 3
East of England +73 6 £43,000 -9.47% 1
East Midlands +43 4 £45,000 +23.15%
Wales +7 2 £28,000 -25.33%
Isle of Man - 2 £33,000 -

For the 6 months to 4 June 2020, 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.

1 461 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
2 177 (38.39%) Problem-Solving
3 165 (35.79%) Agile Software Development
4 119 (25.81%) SQL
5 116 (25.16%) C#
6 115 (24.95%) .NET
7 109 (23.64%) Degree
8 105 (22.78%) Finance
9 98 (21.26%) Azure
10 76 (16.49%) Critical Thinking
11 67 (14.53%) Microsoft
12 65 (14.10%) ASP.NET
12 65 (14.10%) Software Engineering
12 65 (14.10%) Analytics
13 60 (13.02%) Scrum
14 59 (12.80%) Java
15 57 (12.36%) Windows
15 57 (12.36%) Creative Thinking
16 55 (11.93%) Computer Science
17 54 (11.71%) Test Automation
18 52 (11.28%) JIRA
18 52 (11.28%) JavaScript
18 52 (11.28%) HTML
19 49 (10.63%) Banking
19 49 (10.63%) DevOps
20 48 (10.41%) Decision-Making
21 43 (9.33%) SQL Server
22 42 (9.11%) Data Modelling
22 42 (9.11%) Selenium
23 40 (8.68%) Python

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 32 (6.94%) Confluence
2 10 (2.17%) MS Exchange
3 9 (1.95%) Apache Spark
4 7 (1.52%) CMS
5 6 (1.30%) Oracle Workflow
6 4 (0.87%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 4 (0.87%) Oracle Service Bus
6 4 (0.87%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 4 (0.87%) WebLogic
7 3 (0.65%) Documentum
7 3 (0.65%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.43%) Apache
8 2 (0.43%) WordPress
9 1 (0.22%) nginx
9 1 (0.22%) SAS
9 1 (0.22%) WebSphere
Applications
1 30 (6.51%) Microsoft Excel
2 29 (6.29%) Microsoft Office
3 20 (4.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 15 (3.25%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.65%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.22%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.22%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 10 (2.17%) Oracle EBS
2 8 (1.74%) Primavera
3 7 (1.52%) NetSuite
4 6 (1.30%) Payment Gateway
5 5 (1.08%) Oracle EBS R12
5 5 (1.08%) Oracle iProcurement
6 4 (0.87%) Oracle Applications
7 3 (0.65%) Dynamics NAV
7 3 (0.65%) HFM
8 2 (0.43%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
9 1 (0.22%) Adobe Campaign
9 1 (0.22%) JDE OneWorld
9 1 (0.22%) Magento
9 1 (0.22%) Oracle ERP
9 1 (0.22%) Oracle Financials
9 1 (0.22%) Shopify
9 1 (0.22%) Social Studio
9 1 (0.22%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 98 (21.26%) Azure
2 26 (5.64%) AWS
3 21 (4.56%) Power Platform
4 19 (4.12%) Office 365
5 8 (1.74%) AWS CloudFormation
5 8 (1.74%) GitHub
6 7 (1.52%) AWS Lambda
6 7 (1.52%) BlazeMeter
6 7 (1.52%) Datadog
6 7 (1.52%) Serverless
6 7 (1.52%) Slack
6 7 (1.52%) Sumo Logic
7 6 (1.30%) GCP
8 5 (1.08%) Amazon EC2
8 5 (1.08%) Dynamics 365
8 5 (1.08%) Yammer
9 4 (0.87%) Amazon S3
9 4 (0.87%) Apple Pay
10 3 (0.65%) Google Pay
11 2 (0.43%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.95%) Internet
2 8 (1.74%) SAN
3 5 (1.08%) BGP
3 5 (1.08%) OSPF
4 4 (0.87%) Firewall
5 3 (0.65%) Broadband
5 3 (0.65%) DNS
5 3 (0.65%) FTP
5 3 (0.65%) Remote Desktop
5 3 (0.65%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.43%) DHCP
6 2 (0.43%) Kerberos
6 2 (0.43%) Unified Communications
6 2 (0.43%) VPN
6 2 (0.43%) Wireless
7 1 (0.22%) Intranet
7 1 (0.22%) IPv4
7 1 (0.22%) SMTP
7 1 (0.22%) SNMP
7 1 (0.22%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (9.33%) SQL Server
2 33 (7.16%) Big Data
3 31 (6.72%) Data Warehouse
4 26 (5.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 22 (4.77%) PostgreSQL
6 21 (4.56%) Power BI
7 15 (3.25%) Snowflake Schema
8 14 (3.04%) BusinessObjects
8 14 (3.04%) MySQL
8 14 (3.04%) QlikView
9 13 (2.82%) MongoDB
9 13 (2.82%) NoSQL
9 13 (2.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 12 (2.60%) Amazon Redshift
10 12 (2.60%) Hadoop
11 9 (1.95%) Data Mining
12 6 (1.30%) SQLPlus
13 5 (1.08%) Crystal Reports
13 5 (1.08%) Oracle ODI
13 5 (1.08%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 52 (11.28%) JIRA
2 42 (9.11%) Selenium
3 26 (5.64%) WebDriver
4 21 (4.56%) Jenkins
5 20 (4.34%) JMeter
6 17 (3.69%) Cucumber
6 17 (3.69%) SoapUI
7 16 (3.47%) Postman
7 16 (3.47%) SpecFlow
8 14 (3.04%) ERwin
9 11 (2.39%) Git (software)
10 7 (1.52%) Subversion
10 7 (1.52%) Visual Studio
11 6 (1.30%) Maven
11 6 (1.30%) REST Assured
11 6 (1.30%) Toad
12 5 (1.08%) Cypress.io
12 5 (1.08%) JUnit
12 5 (1.08%) Visual Studio Team System
13 4 (0.87%) GitLab
General
1 105 (22.78%) Finance
2 49 (10.63%) Banking
3 37 (8.03%) Marketing
4 21 (4.56%) Retail
5 13 (2.82%) Aerospace
6 11 (2.39%) Telecoms
7 10 (2.17%) Brand Awareness
7 10 (2.17%) Public Sector
8 9 (1.95%) Law
8 9 (1.95%) Retail Banking
9 8 (1.74%) Manufacturing
10 5 (1.08%) Legal
11 4 (0.87%) Electronics
11 4 (0.87%) Games
12 3 (0.65%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.65%) Military
13 2 (0.43%) Billing
13 2 (0.43%) Local Government
13 2 (0.43%) Private Banking
14 1 (0.22%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 126 (27.33%) Developer
2 97 (21.04%) Analyst
3 39 (8.46%) Software Developer
4 30 (6.51%) Software Engineer
5 27 (5.86%) Business Analyst
5 27 (5.86%) Consultant
6 22 (4.77%) Architect
7 20 (4.34%) Web Developer
8 19 (4.12%) Senior Analyst
9 18 (3.90%) Test Engineer
10 16 (3.47%) Project Manager
11 14 (3.04%) Full Stack Developer
11 14 (3.04%) Graduate
11 14 (3.04%) Senior Architect
11 14 (3.04%) Technical Analyst
12 12 (2.60%) ETL Developer
12 12 (2.60%) Product Owner
12 12 (2.60%) Technical Consultant
12 12 (2.60%) Tester
13 11 (2.39%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 115 (24.95%) .NET
2 65 (14.10%) ASP.NET
3 52 (11.28%) HTML
4 36 (7.81%) ASP.NET Core
5 32 (6.94%) SOAP
6 31 (6.72%) CSS
7 28 (6.07%) HTML5
8 25 (5.42%) Web Services
9 24 (5.21%) REST
10 20 (4.34%) Node.js
11 19 (4.12%) AngularJS
12 18 (3.90%) RESTful
13 17 (3.69%) Spring
14 16 (3.47%) WCF
15 15 (3.25%) React
15 15 (3.25%) XML
16 10 (2.17%) jQuery
17 8 (1.74%) .NET Framework
18 7 (1.52%) Entity Framework
18 7 (1.52%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 461 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (6.07%) User Experience
3 25 (5.42%) Self-Motivation
4 23 (4.99%) Data Structures
5 15 (3.25%) Management Information System
6 12 (2.60%) Social Media
7 11 (2.39%) Algorithms
8 10 (2.17%) iSeries
8 10 (2.17%) Robotics
9 8 (1.74%) Online Banking
9 8 (1.74%) Virtual Team
10 7 (1.52%) EMV
10 7 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
10 7 (1.52%) Mainframe
11 6 (1.30%) Contactless
12 5 (1.08%) Embedded Systems
12 5 (1.08%) Mobile App
13 4 (0.87%) Analytical Mindset
13 4 (0.87%) IVR
13 4 (0.87%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 57 (12.36%) Windows
2 21 (4.56%) Linux
3 15 (3.25%) Windows Server
4 10 (2.17%) Windows 10
5 9 (1.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (1.08%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (1.08%) Windows Server 2016
7 4 (0.87%) Unix
8 3 (0.65%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.43%) Android
10 1 (0.22%) Amazon Linux
10 1 (0.22%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.22%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 177 (38.39%) Problem-Solving
2 165 (35.79%) Agile Software Development
3 76 (16.49%) Critical Thinking
4 65 (14.10%) Analytics
4 65 (14.10%) Software Engineering
5 60 (13.02%) Scrum
6 57 (12.36%) Creative Thinking
7 55 (11.93%) Computer Science
8 54 (11.71%) Test Automation
9 49 (10.63%) DevOps
10 48 (10.41%) Decision-Making
11 42 (9.11%) Data Modelling
12 40 (8.68%) Stakeholder Management
13 37 (8.03%) Fintech
14 36 (7.81%) Continuous Integration
15 34 (7.38%) Risk Management
16 32 (6.94%) OO
16 32 (6.94%) Project Management
16 32 (6.94%) SDLC
17 30 (6.51%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 119 (25.81%) SQL
2 116 (25.16%) C#
3 59 (12.80%) Java
4 52 (11.28%) JavaScript
5 40 (8.68%) Python
6 19 (4.12%) PL/SQL
7 14 (3.04%) PHP
7 14 (3.04%) VBA
8 11 (2.39%) TypeScript
9 10 (2.17%) Shell Script
10 9 (1.95%) Ruby
11 8 (1.74%) C++
11 8 (1.74%) PowerShell
11 8 (1.74%) VB.NET
12 7 (1.52%) Go
12 7 (1.52%) Java 8
13 6 (1.30%) C
13 6 (1.30%) PHP 7
14 4 (0.87%) R
14 4 (0.87%) XAML
Qualifications
1 109 (23.64%) Degree
2 26 (5.64%) Security Cleared
3 16 (3.47%) Computer Science Degree
4 11 (2.39%) ISTQB
4 11 (2.39%) SC Cleared
5 7 (1.52%) ITIL Certification
5 7 (1.52%) Master's Degree
6 5 (1.08%) A+ Certification
6 5 (1.08%) CCNA
6 5 (1.08%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (1.08%) DBS Check
6 5 (1.08%) ISEB
6 5 (1.08%) MCSA
6 5 (1.08%) MCSE
6 5 (1.08%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (0.87%) CISSP
7 4 (0.87%) Oracle Certification
8 3 (0.65%) BC Cleared
9 2 (0.43%) AWS Certification
9 2 (0.43%) ISSMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.47%) QA
2 8 (1.74%) PCI DSS
3 4 (0.87%) PMO
4 3 (0.65%) GMP
5 2 (0.43%) GDPR
5 2 (0.43%) PSD2
5 2 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.43%) SLA
6 1 (0.22%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.22%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.22%) ISO 8583
6 1 (0.22%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 21 (4.56%) Active Directory
2 18 (3.90%) Docker
3 9 (1.95%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (1.08%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 8 (1.74%) Kubernetes
2 6 (1.30%) Ansible
2 6 (1.30%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (1.30%) Puppet
3 3 (0.65%) Terraform
4 2 (0.43%) logstash
4 2 (0.43%) Scalr
5 1 (0.22%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.22%) Oozie
5 1 (0.22%) Packer
5 1 (0.22%) RSA Archer
5 1 (0.22%) SCCM
Vendors
1 67 (14.53%) Microsoft
2 35 (7.59%) Sage
3 29 (6.29%) Oracle
4 19 (4.12%) IBM
5 17 (3.69%) Unisys
6 13 (2.82%) Informatica
6 13 (2.82%) Talend
6 13 (2.82%) TOWER Software
7 11 (2.39%) VMware
8 10 (2.17%) Automation Anywhere
8 10 (2.17%) Blue Prism
8 10 (2.17%) SAP
8 10 (2.17%) UiPath
9 9 (1.95%) Google
9 9 (1.95%) HubSpot
10 8 (1.74%) Red Hat
10 8 (1.74%) ServiceNow
10 8 (1.74%) SnapLogic
11 7 (1.52%) PayPal
11 7 (1.52%) WorldPay