Period
to 12 December 2018

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 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Analytical Thinking
UK
6 months to
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 610 575 670
Rank change year-on-year -35 +95 -1
Permanent jobs citing Analytical Thinking 618 787 647
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.39% 0.44% 0.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.42% 0.48% 0.38%
Number of salaries quoted 474 581 519
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +23.53% -5.56%
10th Percentile £30,500 £31,000 £24,250
90th Percentile £84,625 £80,000 £68,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +3.45% +16.00% -6.25%

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 146,062 164,850 169,980
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.57% 91.90% 91.27%
Number of salaries quoted 115,602 130,935 141,046
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £48,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +3.09% +2.11%
10th Percentile £29,650 £28,250 £27,613
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% -

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 12 December 2018.

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 12 December 2018. 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 -7 583 £52,500 -4.55% 97
UK excluding London +108 363 £45,000 +3.45% 81
London -79 236 £70,000 +16.67% 23
South East +54 112 £42,500 +6.25% 31
North of England +58 102 £47,500 -5.00% 20
North West +49 61 £47,396 -5.21% 10
East of England +52 60 £50,000 -16.67% 3
Yorkshire +52 37 £55,000 +18.92% 7
South West +12 37 £45,000 +9.09% 8
Midlands +19 36 £40,000 -5.88% 12
West Midlands +23 25 £48,750 +21.88% 10
Scotland -5 14 £37,500 -6.25% 5
East Midlands +5 11 £38,450 -9.53% 2
North East -8 4 £35,750 -10.63% 3
Wales -1 2 £33,000 -17.50% 1

For the 6 months to 12 December 2018, 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.

1 618 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
2 268 (43.37%) Agile Software Development
3 238 (38.51%) Problem-Solving
4 208 (33.66%) Finance
5 174 (28.16%) SQL
6 163 (26.38%) Degree
7 145 (23.46%) Microsoft
8 141 (22.82%) Java
9 132 (21.36%) C#
10 124 (20.06%) SQL Server
11 120 (19.42%) Python
12 104 (16.83%) JavaScript
13 102 (16.50%) DevOps
14 100 (16.18%) Microsoft Azure
15 97 (15.70%) Stakeholder Management
16 95 (15.37%) Test Automation
17 93 (15.05%) Project Management
18 89 (14.40%) Linux
19 87 (14.08%) .NET
20 82 (13.27%) Windows
21 81 (13.11%) User Experience
22 79 (12.78%) HTML
22 79 (12.78%) Scrum
23 78 (12.62%) CSS
24 72 (11.65%) Amazon AWS
25 68 (11.00%) Windows Server
26 65 (10.52%) Web Services
27 64 (10.36%) Business Analysis
28 63 (10.19%) Software Engineering
28 63 (10.19%) Oracle

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 33 (5.34%) WebSphere
2 32 (5.18%) SharePoint
3 28 (4.53%) Confluence
4 16 (2.59%) Apache
5 14 (2.27%) CMS
6 7 (1.13%) Elasticsearch
7 6 (0.97%) Apache Spark
8 5 (0.81%) Liferay
9 4 (0.65%) nginx
9 4 (0.65%) Sitecore CMS
9 4 (0.65%) Umbraco
10 3 (0.49%) Oracle Workflow
10 3 (0.49%) Tomcat
10 3 (0.49%) WebLogic
11 2 (0.32%) MS Exchange
11 2 (0.32%) MS Project Server
11 2 (0.32%) SAS
11 2 (0.32%) SmartSockets
11 2 (0.32%) WebLogic Portal
12 1 (0.16%) Drupal
Applications
1 34 (5.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 20 (3.24%) Microsoft Office
3 13 (2.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (1.46%) MS Visio
5 8 (1.29%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.32%) SPSS
7 1 (0.16%) InVision
7 1 (0.16%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 19 (3.07%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (2.75%) Payment Gateway
3 11 (1.78%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 9 (1.46%) Oracle ERP
4 9 (1.46%) Oracle Payables
4 9 (1.46%) Oracle Receivables
5 7 (1.13%) VisionPLUS
6 6 (0.97%) Oracle Assets
6 6 (0.97%) Oracle Cash Management
7 5 (0.81%) Dynamics NAV
8 4 (0.65%) WebTrends
9 3 (0.49%) Oracle General Ledger
9 3 (0.49%) Workday HCM
10 2 (0.32%) Sonata
11 1 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
11 1 (0.16%) HFM
11 1 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
11 1 (0.16%) Oracle E-Business Tax
11 1 (0.16%) Oracle Financials
11 1 (0.16%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 100 (16.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 72 (11.65%) Amazon AWS
3 30 (4.85%) GitHub
4 27 (4.37%) SaaS
5 26 (4.21%) Office 365
6 13 (2.10%) IaaS
7 11 (1.78%) Google Analytics
7 11 (1.78%) PaaS
8 10 (1.62%) Dynamics 365
9 8 (1.29%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 8 (1.29%) AWS CloudFormation
10 7 (1.13%) OpenShift
11 6 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
11 6 (0.97%) NuGet
12 4 (0.65%) Azure Active Directory
12 4 (0.65%) iTunes
13 3 (0.49%) Amazon S3
13 3 (0.49%) Google Play
14 2 (0.32%) AWS CloudTrail
14 2 (0.32%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 35 (5.66%) HTTP
2 31 (5.02%) DNS
3 25 (4.05%) Firewall
4 20 (3.24%) DHCP
4 20 (3.24%) TCP/IP
5 18 (2.91%) SSL
6 17 (2.75%) ICMP
6 17 (2.75%) SNMP
7 7 (1.13%) FTP
7 7 (1.13%) Internet
8 5 (0.81%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 5 (0.81%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 5 (0.81%) SAN
9 4 (0.65%) Intrusion Detection
9 4 (0.65%) LAN
9 4 (0.65%) SMTP
10 3 (0.49%) VPN
11 2 (0.32%) ATM
11 2 (0.32%) WAN
12 1 (0.16%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 124 (20.06%) SQL Server
2 54 (8.74%) MySQL
3 48 (7.77%) Data Warehouse
4 42 (6.80%) NoSQL
5 31 (5.02%) Oracle Database
6 28 (4.53%) Relational Database
7 25 (4.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 23 (3.72%) Power BI
9 16 (2.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 15 (2.43%) RDBMS
11 13 (2.10%) QlikView
11 13 (2.10%) SQL Server 2012
12 11 (1.78%) Big Data
13 8 (1.29%) Apache Cassandra
13 8 (1.29%) CouchDB
13 8 (1.29%) Hadoop
13 8 (1.29%) MongoDB
13 8 (1.29%) PostgreSQL
14 7 (1.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 6 (0.97%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 62 (10.03%) JIRA
2 52 (8.41%) Git (software)
3 41 (6.63%) Selenium
4 35 (5.66%) Jenkins
5 31 (5.02%) WebDriver
6 25 (4.05%) WinDbg
7 20 (3.24%) Team Foundation Server
8 15 (2.43%) Subversion
9 13 (2.10%) Visual Studio
10 11 (1.78%) TeamCity
11 8 (1.29%) Octopus Deploy
11 8 (1.29%) Sonatype Nexus
12 7 (1.13%) Jasmine
12 7 (1.13%) JUnit
12 7 (1.13%) Protractor
12 7 (1.13%) TestNG
13 6 (0.97%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 6 (0.97%) Maven
13 6 (0.97%) Mercurial
13 6 (0.97%) MSBuild
General
1 208 (33.66%) Finance
2 48 (7.77%) Retail
3 40 (6.47%) Banking
4 37 (5.99%) Marketing
5 28 (4.53%) Financial Institution
6 20 (3.24%) Telecoms
7 15 (2.43%) Investment Banking
7 15 (2.43%) Law
8 8 (1.29%) Automotive
9 7 (1.13%) Publishing
10 6 (0.97%) Back Office
10 6 (0.97%) Electronics
10 6 (0.97%) Front Office
10 6 (0.97%) General Ledger
10 6 (0.97%) Legal
11 5 (0.81%) Multimedia
12 4 (0.65%) Manufacturing
13 3 (0.49%) Aerospace
13 3 (0.49%) German Language
14 2 (0.32%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 137 (22.17%) Developer
2 119 (19.26%) Analyst
3 62 (10.03%) Business Analyst
4 37 (5.99%) .NET Developer
5 35 (5.66%) Tester
6 31 (5.02%) Architect
7 25 (4.05%) Desktop Engineer
7 25 (4.05%) Senior Analyst
7 25 (4.05%) Senior Desktop Engineer
8 24 (3.88%) PowerShell Engineer
8 24 (3.88%) SCCM Engineer
8 24 (3.88%) Senior SCCM Engineer
9 22 (3.56%) Consultant
9 22 (3.56%) Senior Business Analyst
10 21 (3.40%) Security Engineer
10 21 (3.40%) SQL Developer
11 19 (3.07%) Graduate
11 19 (3.07%) Junior
11 19 (3.07%) Platform Engineer
12 18 (2.91%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 87 (14.08%) .NET
2 79 (12.78%) HTML
3 78 (12.62%) CSS
4 65 (10.52%) Web Services
5 43 (6.96%) ASP.NET
6 42 (6.80%) AngularJS
7 33 (5.34%) JMS
8 31 (5.02%) WebSphere MQ
9 29 (4.69%) jQuery
10 26 (4.21%) XML
11 25 (4.05%) RESTful
12 23 (3.72%) Middleware
13 22 (3.56%) LAMP
14 19 (3.07%) .NET Framework
15 16 (2.59%) REST
16 15 (2.43%) HTML5
16 15 (2.43%) React
17 14 (2.27%) Node.js
18 12 (1.94%) Ajax
18 12 (1.94%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 618 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
2 81 (13.11%) User Experience
3 54 (8.74%) Self-Motivation
4 36 (5.83%) Mobile App
5 35 (5.66%) Management Information System
6 28 (4.53%) Fintech
7 23 (3.72%) CMDB
8 14 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
8 14 (2.27%) Virtual Team
9 12 (1.94%) Algorithms
9 12 (1.94%) Security Operations Centre
10 11 (1.78%) Data Structures
11 8 (1.29%) Hedge funds
12 7 (1.13%) Greenfield Project
13 6 (0.97%) Cyberthreat
14 5 (0.81%) CCTV
14 5 (0.81%) Clustering
14 5 (0.81%) Mainframe
14 5 (0.81%) Wiki
15 4 (0.65%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 89 (14.40%) Linux
2 82 (13.27%) Windows
3 68 (11.00%) Windows Server
4 31 (5.02%) Windows Server 2008
5 30 (4.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 28 (4.53%) Windows 10
6 28 (4.53%) Windows 7
7 26 (4.21%) Windows Server 2012
8 23 (3.72%) CentOS
9 19 (3.07%) Mac OS X
10 6 (0.97%) Amazon Linux
10 6 (0.97%) Ubuntu
11 3 (0.49%) Kali Linux
11 3 (0.49%) Unix
12 2 (0.32%) Android
13 1 (0.16%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.16%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.16%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 268 (43.37%) Agile Software Development
2 238 (38.51%) Problem-Solving
3 102 (16.50%) DevOps
4 97 (15.70%) Stakeholder Management
5 95 (15.37%) Test Automation
6 93 (15.05%) Project Management
7 79 (12.78%) Scrum
8 64 (10.36%) Business Analysis
9 63 (10.19%) Software Engineering
10 62 (10.03%) ITIL
11 60 (9.71%) Analytics
12 58 (9.39%) Continuous Integration
12 58 (9.39%) Critical Thinking
13 55 (8.90%) Computer Science
14 54 (8.74%) High Availability
14 54 (8.74%) TDD
14 54 (8.74%) Time Management
15 48 (7.77%) Data Analysis
15 48 (7.77%) Decision-Making
15 48 (7.77%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 174 (28.16%) SQL
2 141 (22.82%) Java
3 132 (21.36%) C#
4 120 (19.42%) Python
5 104 (16.83%) JavaScript
6 61 (9.87%) PowerShell
7 48 (7.77%) Ruby
8 47 (7.61%) PHP
9 38 (6.15%) C++
10 25 (4.05%) VBScript
11 21 (3.40%) T-SQL
12 19 (3.07%) C
13 16 (2.59%) Perl
14 9 (1.46%) Bash Shell
15 8 (1.29%) Shell Script
16 7 (1.13%) PL/SQL
16 7 (1.13%) VB
16 7 (1.13%) VB.NET
16 7 (1.13%) VBA
17 6 (0.97%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 163 (26.38%) Degree
2 38 (6.15%) Security Cleared
3 37 (5.99%) Computer Science Degree
3 37 (5.99%) SC Cleared
4 19 (3.07%) GCIA
4 19 (3.07%) GCIH
4 19 (3.07%) GSEC
4 19 (3.07%) ISEB
5 17 (2.75%) SSCP
6 10 (1.62%) CISSP
7 7 (1.13%) PMP
8 6 (0.97%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (0.81%) A+ Certification
9 5 (0.81%) CBAP
9 5 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (0.81%) Master's Degree
9 5 (0.81%) MCITP
9 5 (0.81%) MCSA
9 5 (0.81%) MOS
9 5 (0.81%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (4.37%) QA
2 19 (3.07%) Data Quality
3 8 (1.29%) PMO
3 8 (1.29%) SLA
4 3 (0.49%) GDPR
4 3 (0.49%) HIPAA
4 3 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.16%) GAAP
System Software
1 43 (6.96%) Docker
2 36 (5.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (4.37%) VMware ESXi
4 25 (4.05%) BitLocker
5 15 (2.43%) Active Directory
6 2 (0.32%) HDFS
7 1 (0.16%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.16%) XenApp
7 1 (0.16%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 44 (7.12%) Ansible
2 35 (5.66%) Opscode Chef
3 31 (5.02%) Puppet
4 26 (4.21%) SCCM
4 26 (4.21%) SCOrch
4 26 (4.21%) vRealize
4 26 (4.21%) vRealize Orchestrator
5 25 (4.05%) Perfmon
5 25 (4.05%) WSUS
6 10 (1.62%) Kubernetes
7 9 (1.46%) Grafana
8 6 (0.97%) Kibana
8 6 (0.97%) logstash
8 6 (0.97%) Terraform
9 5 (0.81%) AirWatch
9 5 (0.81%) Foglight
9 5 (0.81%) Microsoft Clustering
9 5 (0.81%) Nessus
10 3 (0.49%) Graphite
11 2 (0.32%) CSIRT
Vendors
1 145 (23.46%) Microsoft
2 63 (10.19%) Oracle
3 42 (6.80%) Splunk
4 36 (5.83%) VMware
5 30 (4.85%) Citrix
6 26 (4.21%) Red Hat
7 22 (3.56%) Salesforce.com
8 18 (2.91%) Google
9 17 (2.75%) Bloomberg
9 17 (2.75%) Tableau
10 13 (2.10%) IBM
11 11 (1.78%) Casewise
12 10 (1.62%) Optimizely
13 8 (1.29%) CA
13 8 (1.29%) McAfee
14 6 (0.97%) Cognos
14 6 (0.97%) HP
14 6 (0.97%) SAP
14 6 (0.97%) TIBCO
14 6 (0.97%) TOWER Software