Period
to 13 December 2017

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 13 December 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Analytical Thinking
UK
6 months to
13 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 575 655 657
Rank change year-on-year +80 +2 +62
Permanent jobs citing Analytical Thinking 785 650 762
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.44% 0.35% 0.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.48% 0.39% 0.40%
Number of salaries quoted 581 518 544
UK median annual salary £52,500 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +23.53% -5.56% +9.76%
10th Percentile £31,000 £24,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £68,750 £73,375
UK excluding London median annual salary £43,500 £36,750 £40,000
% change year-on-year +18.37% -8.13% +5.96%

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 162001 166293 190317
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.94% 89.45% 88.90%
Number of salaries quoted 128391 137865 157487
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,094 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,500 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +4.71% - +6.25%

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 13 December 2017.

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 13 December 2017. 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 +80 720 £55,000 +29.41% 40
London +61 411 £60,000 +20.00% 16
UK excluding London +22 326 £43,500 +18.37% 26
South East +38 76 £40,000 +14.29% 6
North of England -16 70 £50,000 +42.86% 7
South West +27 54 £41,250 +21.32% 2
Midlands +5 52 £42,500 - 4
East of England +19 45 £60,000 +41.18% 4
North West -28 37 £50,000 +42.86% 3
West Midlands -15 27 £40,000 -5.88% 2
East Midlands +38 25 £42,500 +13.33% 2
Yorkshire +16 25 £42,500 +46.55% 4
Scotland -13 23 £40,000 -5.88% 3
North East -5 9 £40,000 +14.29%
Wales +12 7 £40,000 +6.03%

For the 6 months to 13 December 2017, IT jobs citing Analytical Thinking also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Analytical Thinking.

1 785 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
2 272 (34.65%) Agile Software Development
3 268 (34.14%) Degree
4 266 (33.89%) Finance
5 255 (32.48%) SQL
6 223 (28.41%) Java
7 183 (23.31%) Computer Science
8 165 (21.02%) Test Automation
9 157 (20.00%) C#
10 150 (19.11%) .NET
11 143 (18.22%) Computer Science Degree
12 137 (17.45%) Selenium
13 136 (17.32%) Software Engineering
14 132 (16.82%) SDLC
15 131 (16.69%) Management Information System
16 118 (15.03%) IT Strategy
17 113 (14.39%) Banking
18 112 (14.27%) HTML
19 110 (14.01%) Enterprise Architecture
20 106 (13.50%) Asset Management
21 104 (13.25%) TOGAF
21 104 (13.25%) JavaScript
21 104 (13.25%) CSS
22 103 (13.12%) JUnit
23 101 (12.87%) TestNG
24 100 (12.74%) QA
24 100 (12.74%) Wealth Management
25 95 (12.10%) Investment Banking
26 94 (11.97%) Retail Banking
26 94 (11.97%) Project Management

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 35 (4.46%) Apache
2 21 (2.68%) WebSphere
3 19 (2.42%) Confluence
4 17 (2.17%) Elasticsearch
5 12 (1.53%) MQSeries
5 12 (1.53%) Tomcat
5 12 (1.53%) WebSphere Application Server
6 10 (1.27%) SAS
7 9 (1.15%) Jetty
8 6 (0.76%) CMS
8 6 (0.76%) nginx
9 5 (0.64%) SharePoint
10 4 (0.51%) SharePoint Server
11 3 (0.38%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 3 (0.38%) Apache Spark
11 3 (0.38%) IIS
11 3 (0.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 3 (0.38%) SharePoint 2010
11 3 (0.38%) SharePoint 2013
12 2 (0.25%) JBoss
Applications
1 37 (4.71%) Microsoft Office
2 31 (3.95%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (1.78%) MS Visio
4 12 (1.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 10 (1.27%) Microsoft Project
6 7 (0.89%) SPSS
7 1 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.13%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 10 (1.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (1.15%) assyst
3 5 (0.64%) SAP CO
3 5 (0.64%) SAP FI
3 5 (0.64%) SAP FI/CO
4 4 (0.51%) Payment Gateway
5 3 (0.38%) Eloqua
5 3 (0.38%) Primavera
6 2 (0.25%) Hyperion Planning
6 2 (0.25%) SAP PS
6 2 (0.25%) SAP S/4HANA
7 1 (0.13%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.13%) SAP CRM
7 1 (0.13%) SAP IS-U
7 1 (0.13%) SAP Retail
7 1 (0.13%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 69 (8.79%) SaaS
2 57 (7.26%) Amazon AWS
3 54 (6.88%) Microsoft Azure
4 22 (2.80%) IaaS
5 21 (2.68%) PaaS
6 16 (2.04%) Serverless
7 13 (1.66%) Office 365
8 7 (0.89%) Google Analytics
9 4 (0.51%) GitHub
9 4 (0.51%) Sauce Labs
10 3 (0.38%) Adobe Analytics
10 3 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (0.38%) Azure Machine Learning
10 3 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (0.38%) Lucidchart
11 2 (0.25%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.25%) Trello
12 1 (0.13%) Datadog
12 1 (0.13%) Dynamics 365
12 1 (0.13%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 30 (3.82%) HTTP
2 25 (3.18%) TCP/IP
3 20 (2.55%) VPN
4 19 (2.42%) Firewall
5 16 (2.04%) Internet
6 15 (1.91%) VoIP
7 13 (1.66%) Wireless
8 12 (1.53%) SSL
9 11 (1.40%) DHCP
9 11 (1.40%) DNS
9 11 (1.40%) LAN
9 11 (1.40%) WAN
10 9 (1.15%) SMPP
11 7 (0.89%) LDAP
12 6 (0.76%) SNMP
13 5 (0.64%) VLAN
13 5 (0.64%) Wi-Fi
14 4 (0.51%) iSCSI
14 4 (0.51%) SAN
14 4 (0.51%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (8.03%) SQL Server
2 44 (5.61%) MongoDB
3 32 (4.08%) NoSQL
4 26 (3.31%) Relational Database
5 21 (2.68%) MySQL
6 20 (2.55%) Apache Cassandra
7 19 (2.42%) RDBMS
8 16 (2.04%) Redis
8 16 (2.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 14 (1.78%) Hadoop
10 13 (1.66%) Big Data
11 11 (1.40%) CouchDB
12 10 (1.27%) Data Warehouse
12 10 (1.27%) HBase
12 10 (1.27%) Oracle Database
12 10 (1.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 9 (1.15%) PostgreSQL
14 8 (1.02%) BusinessObjects
15 7 (0.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 6 (0.76%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 137 (17.45%) Selenium
2 103 (13.12%) JUnit
3 101 (12.87%) TestNG
4 72 (9.17%) Cucumber
5 62 (7.90%) Git (software)
6 58 (7.39%) JIRA
7 44 (5.61%) Jasmine
8 41 (5.22%) Jenkins
9 40 (5.10%) Protractor
10 29 (3.69%) Mercurial
11 27 (3.44%) Visual Studio
12 24 (3.06%) WebDriver
13 17 (2.17%) FitNesse
14 16 (2.04%) Team Foundation Server
15 14 (1.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 13 (1.66%) Maven
16 13 (1.66%) MSBuild
17 11 (1.40%) CasperJS
17 11 (1.40%) Concordion
17 11 (1.40%) JBehave
General
1 266 (33.89%) Finance
2 113 (14.39%) Banking
3 95 (12.10%) Investment Banking
4 94 (11.97%) Retail Banking
5 44 (5.61%) Retail
6 37 (4.71%) Marketing
7 19 (2.42%) Legal
8 17 (2.17%) Telecoms
9 16 (2.04%) Billing
9 16 (2.04%) German Language
10 14 (1.78%) Advertising
10 14 (1.78%) Spanish Language
11 13 (1.66%) Back Office
11 13 (1.66%) French Language
11 13 (1.66%) Manufacturing
12 12 (1.53%) Electronics
12 12 (1.53%) Italian Language
12 12 (1.53%) Portuguese Language
13 10 (1.27%) Financial Institution
14 6 (0.76%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 170 (21.66%) Analyst
2 138 (17.58%) Developer
3 89 (11.34%) Tester
4 85 (10.83%) Architect
5 80 (10.19%) Business Analyst
6 75 (9.55%) Automation Tester
7 51 (6.50%) Java Developer
8 50 (6.37%) Enterprise Architect
9 48 (6.11%) .NET Developer
9 48 (6.11%) Software Engineer
10 44 (5.61%) Senior Tester
11 41 (5.22%) Senior Automation Tester
12 38 (4.84%) Head of Architecture
13 37 (4.71%) Head of Enterprise Architecture
14 36 (4.59%) Test Engineer
15 34 (4.33%) Software Developer
16 32 (4.08%) Test Automation Engineer
17 26 (3.31%) ASP.NET Developer
17 26 (3.31%) Java Engineer
18 22 (2.80%) Java Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 150 (19.11%) .NET
2 112 (14.27%) HTML
3 104 (13.25%) CSS
4 56 (7.13%) REST
5 53 (6.75%) HTML5
5 53 (6.75%) Spring
6 52 (6.62%) ASP.NET
7 50 (6.37%) AngularJS
8 49 (6.24%) XML
9 39 (4.97%) Web Services
10 32 (4.08%) JSON
11 30 (3.82%) Middleware
12 28 (3.57%) Java SE
13 22 (2.80%) STL
14 21 (2.68%) ASP.NET MVC
14 21 (2.68%) Hibernate
14 21 (2.68%) jQuery
14 21 (2.68%) Node.js
15 20 (2.55%) Ajax
15 20 (2.55%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 785 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
2 183 (23.31%) Computer Science
3 131 (16.69%) Management Information System
4 55 (7.01%) User Experience
5 34 (4.33%) Mobile App
6 18 (2.29%) Fintech
7 16 (2.04%) Data Centre
8 13 (1.66%) Linux Command Line
8 13 (1.66%) Virtual Team
9 9 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
9 9 (1.15%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 8 (1.02%) Derivative
10 8 (1.02%) Public Cloud
11 7 (0.89%) Analytical Mindset
11 7 (0.89%) Greenfield Project
11 7 (0.89%) Video\Live Streaming
12 6 (0.76%) Equities
13 5 (0.64%) Private Cloud
14 4 (0.51%) Hybrid Cloud
14 4 (0.51%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 92 (11.72%) Unix
2 76 (9.68%) Windows
3 61 (7.77%) Linux
4 25 (3.18%) Windows Server
5 13 (1.66%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (1.40%) Android
7 8 (1.02%) Apple iOS
8 5 (0.64%) AIX
8 5 (0.64%) Windows 7
8 5 (0.64%) Windows Mobile
9 4 (0.51%) VMS
9 4 (0.51%) Windows 10
9 4 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (0.38%) CentOS
11 2 (0.25%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.25%) Solaris
11 2 (0.25%) Tru64
12 1 (0.13%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 272 (34.65%) Agile Software Development
2 165 (21.02%) Test Automation
3 136 (17.32%) Software Engineering
4 132 (16.82%) SDLC
5 118 (15.03%) IT Strategy
6 110 (14.01%) Enterprise Architecture
7 106 (13.50%) Asset Management
8 104 (13.25%) TOGAF
9 100 (12.74%) Wealth Management
10 94 (11.97%) Project Management
11 79 (10.06%) Business Analysis
12 71 (9.04%) Open Source
13 70 (8.92%) Validation
14 63 (8.03%) Stakeholder Management
15 62 (7.90%) TDD
16 60 (7.64%) Scrum
17 59 (7.52%) SDET
18 57 (7.26%) Change Management
18 57 (7.26%) Exploratory Testing
19 56 (7.13%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 255 (32.48%) SQL
2 223 (28.41%) Java
3 157 (20.00%) C#
4 104 (13.25%) JavaScript
5 77 (9.81%) Python
6 64 (8.15%) R
7 59 (7.52%) C++
8 36 (4.59%) Ruby
9 27 (3.44%) C
10 23 (2.93%) PowerShell
11 21 (2.68%) Bash Shell
11 21 (2.68%) Perl
12 12 (1.53%) VBA
13 11 (1.40%) PL/SQL
13 11 (1.40%) Scala
14 10 (1.27%) PHP
15 8 (1.02%) T-SQL
16 4 (0.51%) VB.NET
16 4 (0.51%) VBScript
17 3 (0.38%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 268 (34.14%) Degree
2 143 (18.22%) Computer Science Degree
3 30 (3.82%) ISEB
4 26 (3.31%) Microsoft Certification
5 16 (2.04%) ISTQB
6 15 (1.91%) MCITP
6 15 (1.91%) MCSE
7 13 (1.66%) MCSA
7 13 (1.66%) Sun Certification
8 12 (1.53%) OCMJD
8 12 (1.53%) OCPJP
8 12 (1.53%) OCPJWCD
8 12 (1.53%) Oracle Certification
9 11 (1.40%) Security Cleared
10 8 (1.02%) Numerate Degree
10 8 (1.02%) PMP
11 7 (0.89%) Cisco Certification
11 7 (0.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 7 (0.89%) PMI Certification
12 6 (0.76%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 100 (12.74%) QA
2 25 (3.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 21 (2.68%) PCI DSS
4 16 (2.04%) PMO
5 11 (1.40%) SLA
6 9 (1.15%) Data Quality
6 9 (1.15%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 4 (0.51%) GDPR
7 4 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 3 (0.38%) HL7
9 2 (0.25%) PSD2
10 1 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 1 (0.13%) PMBOK
10 1 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.13%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 29 (3.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (2.42%) Xen
3 14 (1.78%) Docker
4 13 (1.66%) Active Directory
5 4 (0.51%) BitLocker
5 4 (0.51%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (0.51%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.38%) XenServer
7 2 (0.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (0.25%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (0.25%) XenApp
8 1 (0.13%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.13%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.13%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 24 (3.06%) Ansible
2 23 (2.93%) Opscode Chef
3 17 (2.17%) Puppet
4 13 (1.66%) SCCM
5 9 (1.15%) SCOM
5 9 (1.15%) Tivoli
6 7 (0.89%) Nagios
7 6 (0.76%) HP Quality Center
8 4 (0.51%) Jamf Pro
8 4 (0.51%) SCOrch
8 4 (0.51%) vRealize
8 4 (0.51%) WSUS
9 3 (0.38%) Icinga
10 2 (0.25%) Cisco IPCC
10 2 (0.25%) McAfee ePO
10 2 (0.25%) Norton AntiVirus
10 2 (0.25%) Oracle Identity Management
10 2 (0.25%) Perfmon
10 2 (0.25%) SELinux
11 1 (0.13%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 77 (9.81%) Oracle
2 73 (9.30%) Microsoft
3 31 (3.95%) SAP
4 30 (3.82%) VMware
5 18 (2.29%) Red Hat
6 14 (1.78%) Atlassian
7 13 (1.66%) Sun
7 13 (1.66%) Tableau
8 12 (1.53%) Google
8 12 (1.53%) Xamarin
9 11 (1.40%) Twitter
10 10 (1.27%) Cisco
10 10 (1.27%) IBM
11 9 (1.15%) Citrix
12 7 (0.89%) Salesforce.com
13 6 (0.76%) Facebook
14 5 (0.64%) EMC
15 4 (0.51%) Adobe
15 4 (0.51%) Apple
15 4 (0.51%) McAfee