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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 12 August 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Analytical Thinking
UK
6 months to
12 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 466 521 521
Rank change year-on-year +55 0 +1
Permanent jobs citing Analytical Thinking 1,224 594 282
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.72% 0.52% 0.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.76% 0.55% 0.48%
Number of salaries quoted 579 348 206
10th Percentile £33,750 £28,750 £31,250
25th Percentile £41,250 £35,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - +4.71%
75th Percentile £71,875 £63,125 £60,000
90th Percentile £81,250 £80,000 £76,875
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,370
% change year-on-year +11.11% +6.21% +5.92%

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 161,721 107,622 58,944
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 95.75% 94.06% 93.09%
Number of salaries quoted 84,129 73,141 47,812
10th Percentile £34,207 £32,500 £32,500
25th Percentile £45,000 £42,500 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,600 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +7.91% +1.09% +4.76%
75th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £73,750
90th Percentile £97,290 £92,500 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +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 12 August 2022.

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 12 August 2022. 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 +34 1,007 £51,500 +3.00% 89
UK excluding London +61 553 £50,000 +11.11% 63
Work from Home +63 532 £50,238 -4.76% 36
London -10 487 £65,000 +8.33% 31
South East -28 140 £50,000 - 19
South West +54 112 £41,000 +2.50% 6
North of England -68 91 £50,238 +12.26% 8
East of England -6 83 £47,500 - 5
Midlands -28 79 £50,000 +53.85% 19
West Midlands -16 64 £55,000 +7.32% 13
Yorkshire -43 44 £50,238 +11.64% 4
North West -61 43 £50,238 +41.52% 4
Scotland -28 28 £75,000 +50.00% 5
Wales +1 20 £55,197 - 1
East Midlands -36 15 £37,000 +13.85% 6
North East -7 4 £52,500 +23.53%
Northern Ireland - 2 £42,500 -

For the 6 months to 12 August 2022, 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 1,224 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
2 559 (45.67%) Problem-Solving
3 555 (45.34%) Social Skills
4 453 (37.01%) Agile
5 426 (34.80%) Finance
6 409 (33.42%) Degree
7 276 (22.55%) Analytics
8 225 (18.38%) SQL
9 223 (18.22%) Decision-Making
10 212 (17.32%) Marketing
11 209 (17.08%) Python
12 207 (16.91%) Microsoft Excel
13 202 (16.50%) Project Management
14 184 (15.03%) Scrum
15 179 (14.62%) JavaScript
16 157 (12.83%) Critical Thinking
17 156 (12.75%) Visualisation
18 148 (12.09%) Power Platform
19 146 (11.93%) Microsoft
20 143 (11.68%) Software Engineering
21 142 (11.60%) Power BI
22 141 (11.52%) Banking
23 139 (11.36%) Azure
24 135 (11.03%) Data Science
25 132 (10.78%) Business Intelligence
26 131 (10.70%) Business Analysis
26 131 (10.70%) Test Automation
27 123 (10.05%) Computer Science
28 120 (9.80%) Fintech
28 120 (9.80%) DevOps

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 61 (4.98%) Confluence
2 57 (4.66%) CMS
3 46 (3.76%) SAS
4 45 (3.68%) Drupal
5 40 (3.27%) Joomla!
6 38 (3.10%) Umbraco
7 32 (2.61%) Apache Spark
8 22 (1.80%) SharePoint
9 13 (1.06%) Headless CMS
10 7 (0.57%) OpenStack
11 5 (0.41%) Hyperledger
11 5 (0.41%) MS Exchange
12 3 (0.25%) Oracle Workflow
13 1 (0.082%) MS Project Server
13 1 (0.082%) nginx
13 1 (0.082%) WordPress
Applications
1 207 (16.91%) Microsoft Excel
2 79 (6.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 70 (5.72%) Microsoft Office
4 29 (2.37%) MS Visio
5 15 (1.23%) InVision
6 9 (0.74%) Sketch
7 8 (0.65%) Adobe Illustrator
7 8 (0.65%) Photoshop
8 7 (0.57%) Campfire
8 7 (0.57%) Microsoft Project
9 6 (0.49%) Adobe XD
10 4 (0.33%) Simulink
11 1 (0.082%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.082%) Revit
11 1 (0.082%) SketchUp
11 1 (0.082%) SPSS
11 1 (0.082%) Stata
Business Applications
1 16 (1.31%) Magento
2 10 (0.82%) Oracle EBS
3 8 (0.65%) Adobe Campaign
4 6 (0.49%) Oracle ERP
5 5 (0.41%) Distributed Ledger
5 5 (0.41%) R3 Corda
6 4 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
6 4 (0.33%) Sprinklr
7 3 (0.25%) Acoustic Campaign
7 3 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
7 3 (0.25%) NetSuite
8 2 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
8 2 (0.16%) Primavera
9 1 (0.082%) CA PPM
9 1 (0.082%) Oracle Financials
9 1 (0.082%) Sage 200
9 1 (0.082%) Sage 300 ERP
9 1 (0.082%) SAP Business One
9 1 (0.082%) SAP CRM
9 1 (0.082%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 148 (12.09%) Power Platform
2 139 (11.36%) Azure
3 110 (8.99%) AWS
4 62 (5.07%) SaaS
5 55 (4.49%) Microsoft 365
6 53 (4.33%) GCP
7 42 (3.43%) Amazon EC2
8 37 (3.02%) GitHub
9 27 (2.21%) Azure Data Factory
9 27 (2.21%) Serverless
10 26 (2.12%) PaaS
11 23 (1.88%) PowerApps
12 20 (1.63%) Azure DevOps
13 19 (1.55%) Google Analytics
14 17 (1.39%) Google Ads
14 17 (1.39%) Snowflake
15 16 (1.31%) dbt
15 16 (1.31%) Fivetran
16 13 (1.06%) Cloud Run
16 13 (1.06%) Google Kubernetes Engine
Communications & Networking
1 18 (1.47%) Internet
2 16 (1.31%) Firewall
3 9 (0.74%) Intrusion Detection
3 9 (0.74%) SD-WAN
3 9 (0.74%) TCP/IP
3 9 (0.74%) WAN
3 9 (0.74%) Wireshark
4 8 (0.65%) Network Security
5 7 (0.57%) Broadband
5 7 (0.57%) Wi-Fi
6 6 (0.49%) 5G
6 6 (0.49%) VPN
7 5 (0.41%) HTTP
8 3 (0.25%) DHCP
8 3 (0.25%) DNS
8 3 (0.25%) LTE
8 3 (0.25%) MPLS
8 3 (0.25%) SMS
9 1 (0.082%) Skype
9 1 (0.082%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 142 (11.60%) Power BI
2 102 (8.33%) MySQL
3 101 (8.25%) SQL Server
4 96 (7.84%) Tableau
5 75 (6.13%) PostgreSQL
6 74 (6.05%) Relational Database
7 54 (4.41%) MongoDB
8 53 (4.33%) Redis
9 47 (3.84%) Elasticsearch
9 47 (3.84%) RDBMS
10 45 (3.68%) Big Data
10 45 (3.68%) Data Warehouse
11 35 (2.86%) NoSQL
12 26 (2.12%) Data Mining
13 24 (1.96%) Data Lake
14 19 (1.55%) Azure SQL Database
15 17 (1.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 17 (1.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 16 (1.31%) Metadata
17 15 (1.23%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 110 (8.99%) JIRA
2 73 (5.96%) Git (software)
3 41 (3.35%) Gradle
3 41 (3.35%) Liquibase
4 39 (3.19%) Jenkins
5 33 (2.70%) Appium
6 29 (2.37%) Postman
7 21 (1.72%) Selenium
8 20 (1.63%) TeamCity
9 18 (1.47%) Bitbucket
9 18 (1.47%) GitLab
10 17 (1.39%) Cucumber
11 11 (0.90%) Rational DOORS
12 9 (0.74%) Cypress.io
12 9 (0.74%) JMeter
13 8 (0.65%) Maven
14 7 (0.57%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 5 (0.41%) WebPageTest
16 4 (0.33%) Artifactory
16 4 (0.33%) Sikuli
General
1 1,224 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
2 555 (45.34%) Social Skills
3 426 (34.80%) Finance
4 212 (17.32%) Marketing
5 141 (11.52%) Banking
6 120 (9.80%) Presentation Skills
7 113 (9.23%) Retail
8 109 (8.91%) Legal
9 79 (6.45%) Influencing Skills
10 76 (6.21%) Law
11 50 (4.08%) Games
12 47 (3.84%) Advertising
13 43 (3.51%) Pharmaceutical
14 42 (3.43%) Inclusion and Diversity
15 39 (3.19%) Aviation
16 38 (3.10%) Public Sector
17 32 (2.61%) Spanish Language
18 31 (2.53%) Organisational Skills
19 28 (2.29%) Documentation Skills
20 25 (2.04%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 254 (20.75%) Analyst
2 166 (13.56%) Developer
3 85 (6.94%) Business Analyst
4 71 (5.80%) Data Analyst
5 70 (5.72%) Software Developer
6 61 (4.98%) Architect
7 55 (4.49%) Graduate
8 52 (4.25%) Project Manager
9 41 (3.35%) Java Engineer
9 41 (3.35%) Senior Java Engineer
10 37 (3.02%) Software Engineer
11 32 (2.61%) QA Engineer
12 31 (2.53%) Senior Developer
13 30 (2.45%) Analytics Manager
14 28 (2.29%) Product Manager
14 28 (2.29%) Product Owner
15 26 (2.12%) Data Engineer
15 26 (2.12%) Data Manager
15 26 (2.12%) DevOps Engineer
15 26 (2.12%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 107 (8.74%) REST
2 103 (8.42%) HTML
3 98 (8.01%) React
4 96 (7.84%) CSS
5 91 (7.43%) .NET
6 75 (6.13%) HTML5
7 59 (4.82%) Node.js
8 49 (4.00%) Spring
9 46 (3.76%) Spring Boot
10 41 (3.35%) Hibernate
11 40 (3.27%) Laravel
12 39 (3.19%) jQuery
13 36 (2.94%) RESTful
14 35 (2.86%) JSON
15 34 (2.78%) XML
16 31 (2.53%) AngularJS
17 30 (2.45%) CSS3
17 30 (2.45%) GraphQL
17 30 (2.45%) Sass
18 18 (1.47%) React Native
Miscellaneous
1 118 (9.64%) User Experience
2 103 (8.42%) Management Information System
3 46 (3.76%) Self-Motivation
4 45 (3.68%) Mobile App
5 40 (3.27%) Algorithms
6 38 (3.10%) Analytical Mindset
6 38 (3.10%) Enterprise Software
7 36 (2.94%) Renewable Energy
8 26 (2.12%) Blockchain
9 24 (1.96%) Educational Technology
10 21 (1.72%) Credit Risk
11 19 (1.55%) Cardano
11 19 (1.55%) Digital Media
11 19 (1.55%) Legacy Systems
11 19 (1.55%) Public Cloud
12 18 (1.47%) Data Structures
12 18 (1.47%) Life Science
13 17 (1.39%) Hackathon
13 17 (1.39%) Low-Code
13 17 (1.39%) Pharmacovigilance
Operating Systems
1 73 (5.96%) Windows
2 67 (5.47%) Linux
3 36 (2.94%) Android
4 35 (2.86%) Apple iOS
5 15 (1.23%) Windows Server
6 14 (1.14%) Mac OS
7 8 (0.65%) Windows 10
8 6 (0.49%) CentOS
9 3 (0.25%) Kali Linux
9 3 (0.25%) Unix
10 2 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.082%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 559 (45.67%) Problem-Solving
2 453 (37.01%) Agile
3 276 (22.55%) Analytics
4 223 (18.22%) Decision-Making
5 202 (16.50%) Project Management
6 184 (15.03%) Scrum
7 157 (12.83%) Critical Thinking
8 156 (12.75%) Visualisation
9 143 (11.68%) Software Engineering
10 135 (11.03%) Data Science
11 132 (10.78%) Business Intelligence
12 131 (10.70%) Business Analysis
12 131 (10.70%) Test Automation
13 123 (10.05%) Computer Science
14 120 (9.80%) DevOps
14 120 (9.80%) Fintech
15 115 (9.40%) Continuous Improvement
15 115 (9.40%) Time Management
16 103 (8.42%) Stakeholder Management
17 95 (7.76%) Strategic Thinking
Programming Languages
1 225 (18.38%) SQL
2 209 (17.08%) Python
3 179 (14.62%) JavaScript
4 114 (9.31%) Java
5 100 (8.17%) C#
6 78 (6.37%) PHP
7 75 (6.13%) R
8 74 (6.05%) C
9 45 (3.68%) TypeScript
10 26 (2.12%) Bash
11 21 (1.72%) PowerShell
12 19 (1.55%) Kotlin
13 18 (1.47%) Scala
14 17 (1.39%) Go
14 17 (1.39%) Perl
15 14 (1.14%) Shell Script
15 14 (1.14%) VBA
16 12 (0.98%) PL/SQL
17 9 (0.74%) Apple Swift
18 8 (0.65%) U-SQL
Qualifications
1 409 (33.42%) Degree
2 39 (3.19%) Master's Degree
3 38 (3.10%) Computer Science Degree
4 27 (2.21%) Numerate Degree
4 27 (2.21%) PMI Certification
5 21 (1.72%) ITIL Certification
5 21 (1.72%) PgMP
6 20 (1.63%) CISSP
7 14 (1.14%) MBA
7 14 (1.14%) Security Cleared
8 12 (0.98%) SC Cleared
9 10 (0.82%) CISM
9 10 (0.82%) Oracle Certification
10 9 (0.74%) PhD
11 8 (0.65%) ISTQB
12 7 (0.57%) CISA
12 7 (0.57%) CREST Certified
12 7 (0.57%) CRISC
12 7 (0.57%) OSCP
12 7 (0.57%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 86 (7.03%) QA
2 61 (4.98%) Data Quality
3 24 (1.96%) PMO
4 20 (1.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 19 (1.55%) GDPR
6 14 (1.14%) Accessibility
7 11 (0.90%) NIST
8 9 (0.74%) GxP
9 7 (0.57%) GRC
9 7 (0.57%) SLA
10 6 (0.49%) Cyber Essentials
10 6 (0.49%) PCI DSS
11 4 (0.33%) Actionable Recommendations
11 4 (0.33%) GMP
12 2 (0.16%) HIPAA
12 2 (0.16%) WCAG
13 1 (0.082%) Automotive SPICE
13 1 (0.082%) Good Clinical Practice
13 1 (0.082%) ISO 26262
System Software
1 35 (2.86%) Docker
2 29 (2.37%) Active Directory
3 22 (1.80%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (0.49%) Snort
5 5 (0.41%) XenApp
6 2 (0.16%) HDFS
7 1 (0.082%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.082%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 90 (7.35%) Kubernetes
2 85 (6.94%) Terraform
3 15 (1.23%) Ansible
4 13 (1.06%) Nagios
5 12 (0.98%) Grafana
6 11 (0.90%) Graphite
7 9 (0.74%) Nessus
7 9 (0.74%) Nmap
8 7 (0.57%) Munin
8 7 (0.57%) Opsgenie
8 7 (0.57%) Prometheus
8 7 (0.57%) Single Sign-On
9 6 (0.49%) ZABBIX
10 4 (0.33%) SCCM
11 3 (0.25%) Foglight
12 2 (0.16%) Istio
13 1 (0.082%) Cisco CUCM
13 1 (0.082%) Jamf Pro
13 1 (0.082%) Microsoft Intune
13 1 (0.082%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 146 (11.93%) Microsoft
2 72 (5.88%) Google
3 50 (4.08%) Salesforce.com
4 47 (3.84%) Adobe
5 46 (3.76%) Oracle
6 33 (2.70%) Apple
6 33 (2.70%) Databricks
6 33 (2.70%) SAP
7 28 (2.29%) VMware
8 25 (2.04%) ServiceNow
9 23 (1.88%) Workday
10 20 (1.63%) BEA
11 16 (1.31%) CA Agile Central
11 16 (1.31%) NetApp
12 14 (1.14%) Reuters
12 14 (1.14%) Sage
13 13 (1.06%) HubSpot
13 13 (1.06%) QinetiQ
14 12 (0.98%) Alteryx
15 10 (0.82%) Citrix