Period
to 18 September 2019

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 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Analytical Thinking
UK
6 months to
18 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 495 616 605
Rank change year-on-year +121 -11 +61
Permanent jobs citing Analytical Thinking 754 672 761
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.53% 0.40% 0.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.58% 0.44% 0.47%
Number of salaries quoted 574 509 528
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £28,950
90th Percentile £78,250 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £43,750 £40,000
% change year-on-year -8.57% +9.38% +6.67%

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 130,407 153,946 162,809
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.10% 91.77% 92.31%
Number of salaries quoted 102,344 122,604 128,581
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +4.17%
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,000 £28,000
90th Percentile £86,250 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 18 September 2019.

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 18 September 2019. 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 +127 727 £50,000 - 79
UK excluding London +86 461 £40,000 -8.57% 68
London +113 284 £60,000 -14.29% 19
South East +101 196 £38,000 -10.59% 23
North of England +33 100 £47,500 +5.56% 8
Midlands +68 68 £37,050 -7.38% 12
West Midlands +48 61 £32,500 -18.75% 8
North West +11 54 £47,500 +18.75% 3
East of England +61 48 £39,000 -22.00% 4
Yorkshire +6 35 £40,000 -23.81% 4
South West -14 27 £47,500 +5.56% 13
Scotland +8 20 £55,000 +69.23% 6
North East +34 11 £67,500 +170.00% 1
East Midlands +24 7 £47,500 +18.75% 4
Wales - 2 £37,500 - 2

For the 6 months to 18 September 2019, 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.

1 754 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
2 269 (35.68%) Problem-Solving
3 265 (35.15%) Agile Software Development
4 181 (24.01%) SQL
5 153 (20.29%) C#
6 137 (18.17%) Azure
7 134 (17.77%) Finance
8 129 (17.11%) Business Analysis
9 123 (16.31%) .NET
10 119 (15.78%) Microsoft
11 115 (15.25%) Degree
12 103 (13.66%) Decision-Making
13 100 (13.26%) Java
14 98 (13.00%) JavaScript
15 94 (12.47%) Project Management
16 86 (11.41%) CSS
17 84 (11.14%) HTML
18 81 (10.74%) ASP.NET
19 78 (10.34%) Software Engineering
20 76 (10.08%) Business Intelligence
20 76 (10.08%) Scrum
21 73 (9.68%) Creative Thinking
22 72 (9.55%) Analytics
23 71 (9.42%) Strategic Thinking
24 68 (9.02%) ITIL
24 68 (9.02%) Banking
25 67 (8.89%) Management Information System
26 65 (8.62%) Collaborative Working
27 62 (8.22%) Critical Thinking
28 61 (8.09%) SQL Server

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 16 (2.12%) CMS
1 16 (2.12%) SharePoint
2 13 (1.72%) Confluence
3 10 (1.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 5 (0.66%) Apache
4 5 (0.66%) nginx
4 5 (0.66%) Sitecore CMS
5 4 (0.53%) Camunda
5 4 (0.53%) SAS
6 3 (0.40%) Apache Spark
6 3 (0.40%) IIS
6 3 (0.40%) Oracle Workflow
7 2 (0.27%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.27%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.13%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.13%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.13%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.13%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.13%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 49 (6.50%) Microsoft Office
2 46 (6.10%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (1.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (1.06%) Chatbot
5 6 (0.80%) Microsoft Project
5 6 (0.80%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.53%) Sketch
7 3 (0.40%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.27%) SPSS
9 1 (0.13%) InVision
9 1 (0.13%) MS Visio
9 1 (0.13%) Open Workbench
9 1 (0.13%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 10 (1.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.80%) OPENHousing
3 5 (0.66%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.66%) NetSuite
4 4 (0.53%) Oracle Assets
4 4 (0.53%) Oracle Cash Management
4 4 (0.53%) Oracle E-Business Tax
4 4 (0.53%) Oracle ERP
4 4 (0.53%) Oracle Financials
4 4 (0.53%) Oracle Payables
4 4 (0.53%) Oracle Receivables
5 3 (0.40%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.27%) JDE OneWorld
6 2 (0.27%) SAP CRM
6 2 (0.27%) SAP ERP
6 2 (0.27%) SAP HR
6 2 (0.27%) SAP Payroll
6 2 (0.27%) Sentinel
7 1 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.13%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 137 (18.17%) Azure
2 50 (6.63%) AWS
3 42 (5.57%) Power Platform
4 33 (4.38%) SaaS
5 29 (3.85%) Office 365
6 16 (2.12%) Azure Data Factory
7 13 (1.72%) SuccessFactors
8 11 (1.46%) Dynamics 365
9 8 (1.06%) IaaS
9 8 (1.06%) PaaS
10 5 (0.66%) Google Analytics
11 4 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
11 4 (0.53%) G Suite
11 4 (0.53%) Microsoft Flow
11 4 (0.53%) OneDrive
11 4 (0.53%) PowerApps
11 4 (0.53%) Siri
12 3 (0.40%) GCP
12 3 (0.40%) npm
13 2 (0.27%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
Communications & Networking
1 29 (3.85%) Internet
2 21 (2.79%) Firewall
3 16 (2.12%) Wireless
4 14 (1.86%) Wi-Fi
5 11 (1.46%) Unified Communications
5 11 (1.46%) WAN
6 7 (0.93%) VPN
7 6 (0.80%) HTTP
7 6 (0.80%) LAN
7 6 (0.80%) Network Security
8 5 (0.66%) Bluetooth
8 5 (0.66%) WebEx
9 4 (0.53%) 3G
9 4 (0.53%) EIGRP
9 4 (0.53%) Intrusion Detection
9 4 (0.53%) NFC
9 4 (0.53%) OSPF
9 4 (0.53%) RIP
9 4 (0.53%) RSVP
9 4 (0.53%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (8.09%) SQL Server
2 42 (5.57%) Power BI
3 36 (4.77%) Data Warehouse
4 27 (3.58%) NoSQL
5 26 (3.45%) Relational Database
6 20 (2.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 17 (2.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 15 (1.99%) Big Data
8 15 (1.99%) Oracle Reports
9 14 (1.86%) MongoDB
10 11 (1.46%) Crystal Reports
10 11 (1.46%) Data Mining
11 10 (1.33%) Azure SQL Database
12 9 (1.19%) SAP BW
13 8 (1.06%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
13 8 (1.06%) Cosmos DB
13 8 (1.06%) Data Lake
13 8 (1.06%) MySQL
14 7 (0.93%) PostgreSQL
15 6 (0.80%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 39 (5.17%) JIRA
2 21 (2.79%) Selenium
2 21 (2.79%) WebDriver
3 13 (1.72%) Git (software)
4 12 (1.59%) Jenkins
5 8 (1.06%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (0.93%) CircleCI
6 7 (0.93%) SoapUI
7 6 (0.80%) Visual Studio Team System
8 5 (0.66%) Rational DOORS
9 4 (0.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 4 (0.53%) Mercurial
9 4 (0.53%) Oracle Forms
10 3 (0.40%) Grunt
10 3 (0.40%) Visual Studio
11 2 (0.27%) InstallShield
11 2 (0.27%) Rational Rose
11 2 (0.27%) YouTrack
12 1 (0.13%) Bitbucket
12 1 (0.13%) Eclipse
General
1 134 (17.77%) Finance
2 68 (9.02%) Banking
3 56 (7.43%) Marketing
4 42 (5.57%) Aerospace
5 37 (4.91%) Retail
6 22 (2.92%) Electronics
7 21 (2.79%) Legal
8 18 (2.39%) Military
9 17 (2.25%) Retail Banking
10 14 (1.86%) Public Sector
11 12 (1.59%) Billing
11 12 (1.59%) Telecoms
12 6 (0.80%) Social Housing
13 5 (0.66%) German Language
14 4 (0.53%) Advertising
14 4 (0.53%) Back Office
14 4 (0.53%) General Ledger
14 4 (0.53%) Japanese Language
14 4 (0.53%) Manufacturing
14 4 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 211 (27.98%) Developer
2 161 (21.35%) Analyst
3 88 (11.67%) Business Analyst
4 60 (7.96%) Graduate
5 39 (5.17%) Graduate Developer
6 38 (5.04%) Software Engineer
7 36 (4.77%) .NET Developer
8 32 (4.24%) Software Developer
9 27 (3.58%) C# Developer
9 27 (3.58%) Web Developer
10 26 (3.45%) Senior Analyst
11 25 (3.32%) Architect
11 25 (3.32%) Project Manager
12 23 (3.05%) Junior
13 21 (2.79%) Data Analyst
13 21 (2.79%) IT Analyst
14 20 (2.65%) Delivery Manager
14 20 (2.65%) Senior Business Analyst
14 20 (2.65%) Senior Manager
15 18 (2.39%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 123 (16.31%) .NET
2 86 (11.41%) CSS
3 84 (11.14%) HTML
4 81 (10.74%) ASP.NET
5 44 (5.84%) Ajax
6 27 (3.58%) .NET Core
7 24 (3.18%) AngularJS
7 24 (3.18%) XML
8 22 (2.92%) Web Services
9 20 (2.65%) React
10 17 (2.25%) ASP.NET Core
11 16 (2.12%) JSON
12 15 (1.99%) HTML5
13 14 (1.86%) EDI
13 14 (1.86%) jQuery
13 14 (1.86%) REST
14 13 (1.72%) Node.js
14 13 (1.72%) SOAP
15 12 (1.59%) XSD
15 12 (1.59%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 754 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
2 67 (8.89%) Management Information System
3 52 (6.90%) Self-Motivation
4 38 (5.04%) Online Banking
5 37 (4.91%) User Experience
6 21 (2.79%) Cyberattack
7 10 (1.33%) Data Centre
8 9 (1.19%) Virtual Team
9 8 (1.06%) Analytical Mindset
9 8 (1.06%) Mobile App
9 8 (1.06%) Video Conferencing
10 7 (0.93%) Smart Home
10 7 (0.93%) Wiki
11 6 (0.80%) Algorithms
11 6 (0.80%) Clustering
11 6 (0.80%) Digital Media
11 6 (0.80%) Podcast
12 5 (0.66%) Greenfield Project
13 4 (0.53%) Enterprise Software
13 4 (0.53%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 39 (5.17%) Windows
2 34 (4.51%) Linux
3 9 (1.19%) Windows Server
4 7 (0.93%) Android
5 3 (0.40%) Apple iOS
5 3 (0.40%) Unix
6 1 (0.13%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.13%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 269 (35.68%) Problem-Solving
2 265 (35.15%) Agile Software Development
3 129 (17.11%) Business Analysis
4 103 (13.66%) Decision-Making
5 94 (12.47%) Project Management
6 78 (10.34%) Software Engineering
7 76 (10.08%) Business Intelligence
7 76 (10.08%) Scrum
8 73 (9.68%) Creative Thinking
9 72 (9.55%) Analytics
10 71 (9.42%) Strategic Thinking
11 68 (9.02%) ITIL
12 65 (8.62%) Collaborative Working
13 62 (8.22%) Critical Thinking
14 59 (7.82%) Data Modelling
15 58 (7.69%) SDLC
16 54 (7.16%) TDD
17 52 (6.90%) Stakeholder Management
18 47 (6.23%) Acceptance Criteria
19 46 (6.10%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 181 (24.01%) SQL
2 153 (20.29%) C#
3 100 (13.26%) Java
4 98 (13.00%) JavaScript
5 50 (6.63%) Python
6 32 (4.24%) T-SQL
7 28 (3.71%) Ruby
8 22 (2.92%) PowerShell
9 20 (2.65%) C
10 18 (2.39%) PL/SQL
11 14 (1.86%) C++
11 14 (1.86%) R
11 14 (1.86%) VB.NET
12 12 (1.59%) XPath
13 10 (1.33%) F#
14 9 (1.19%) PHP
15 8 (1.06%) VB
16 7 (0.93%) Go
17 6 (0.80%) Bash Shell
18 5 (0.66%) VBA
Qualifications
1 115 (15.25%) Degree
2 38 (5.04%) Security Cleared
3 37 (4.91%) SC Cleared
4 19 (2.52%) Microsoft Certification
5 15 (1.99%) Computer Science Degree
6 14 (1.86%) A+ Certification
7 10 (1.33%) MCSA
8 9 (1.19%) CISSP
9 7 (0.93%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 6 (0.80%) MCITP
11 5 (0.66%) CISA
11 5 (0.66%) CREST Certified
11 5 (0.66%) SSCP
12 4 (0.53%) Cisco Certification
12 4 (0.53%) CISM
12 4 (0.53%) Master's Degree
12 4 (0.53%) SANS
13 3 (0.40%) CCNP
13 3 (0.40%) MBA
13 3 (0.40%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (4.38%) QA
2 27 (3.58%) SLA
3 22 (2.92%) Actionable Recommendations
4 19 (2.52%) PMO
5 14 (1.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 8 (1.06%) P3O
7 7 (0.93%) GDPR
7 7 (0.93%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 6 (0.80%) Data Quality
9 5 (0.66%) NIST
10 4 (0.53%) ISO 9001
10 4 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 4 (0.53%) NCSC
11 1 (0.13%) IFRS
11 1 (0.13%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 18 (2.39%) Docker
2 10 (1.33%) Active Directory
3 7 (0.93%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.13%) Firmware
4 1 (0.13%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.13%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 15 (1.99%) Kubernetes
2 7 (0.93%) Nagios
3 5 (0.66%) Failover Clustering
3 5 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (0.53%) AirWatch
5 3 (0.40%) Ansible
6 2 (0.27%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (0.27%) SELinux
7 1 (0.13%) logstash
Vendors
1 119 (15.78%) Microsoft
2 47 (6.23%) Oracle
3 32 (4.24%) SAP
4 21 (2.79%) Google
5 18 (2.39%) Salesforce.com
6 14 (1.86%) Adobe
7 13 (1.72%) Cisco
8 11 (1.46%) Tableau
9 10 (1.33%) TIBCO
10 9 (1.19%) VMware
11 8 (1.06%) Databricks
12 7 (0.93%) Capita
12 7 (0.93%) IBM
13 6 (0.80%) FNZ
13 6 (0.80%) Meraki
14 5 (0.66%) Palo Alto
14 5 (0.66%) Sitecore
14 5 (0.66%) Splunk
14 5 (0.66%) Zscaler
15 4 (0.53%) Rakuten