Period
to 24 February 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 24 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Analytical Thinking
UK
6 months to
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 578 625 652
Rank change year-on-year +47 +27 +27
Permanent jobs citing Analytical Thinking 733 640 780
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.42% 0.36% 0.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.47% 0.41% 0.42%
Number of salaries quoted 566 499 543
UK median annual salary £52,500 £42,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +23.53% -7.61% +15.00%
10th Percentile £29,875 £23,950 £26,250
90th Percentile £76,875 £72,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £37,725 £40,000
% change year-on-year +25.91% -5.69% +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 157,432 157,308 187,549
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.88% 89.54% 88.84%
Number of salaries quoted 128,025 129,519 155,322
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.56%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +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 24 February 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 24 February 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 +59 683 £53,000 +24.71% 113
UK excluding London +33 383 £47,500 +25.91% 74
London +12 309 £57,500 +15.00% 44
South East +66 143 £47,500 +41.79% 16
North of England +18 87 £50,000 +42.86% 14
East of England +20 58 £65,000 +41.30% 13
North West +19 50 £54,500 +59.12% 7
Midlands -22 42 £35,000 -12.50% 17
South West +7 39 £42,500 +6.25% 9
Yorkshire +12 25 £33,500 +48.89% 6
West Midlands -28 22 £32,500 -23.53% 10
East Midlands +7 20 £46,250 +32.14% 7
Scotland -41 15 £40,000 -47.54% 4
North East -17 12 £38,250 -4.38% 1
Wales +6 3 £47,500 +25.91%

For the 6 months to 24 February 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.

1 733 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
2 273 (37.24%) Agile Software Development
3 215 (29.33%) Finance
4 197 (26.88%) Degree
5 181 (24.69%) Java
6 173 (23.60%) SQL
7 159 (21.69%) Test Automation
8 122 (16.64%) Software Engineering
9 116 (15.83%) Microsoft
10 115 (15.69%) Selenium
11 105 (14.32%) Business Analysis
12 103 (14.05%) SDLC
13 100 (13.64%) Computer Science
14 94 (12.82%) C#
15 90 (12.28%) Project Management
16 88 (12.01%) .NET
17 84 (11.46%) QA
18 83 (11.32%) Windows
19 82 (11.19%) HTML
19 82 (11.19%) Continuous Improvement
20 81 (11.05%) SaaS
20 81 (11.05%) Linux
20 81 (11.05%) Management Information System
21 78 (10.64%) JavaScript
22 74 (10.10%) CSS
23 73 (9.96%) DevOps
24 72 (9.82%) TDD
25 71 (9.69%) JUnit
26 69 (9.41%) Python
27 64 (8.73%) Stakeholder 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 23 (3.14%) Apache
2 20 (2.73%) WebSphere
3 18 (2.46%) Confluence
4 12 (1.64%) Elasticsearch
4 12 (1.64%) SAS
5 11 (1.50%) WebSphere Application Server
6 9 (1.23%) MQSeries
6 9 (1.23%) nginx
7 8 (1.09%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 6 (0.82%) SharePoint
9 5 (0.68%) Tomcat
10 4 (0.55%) Apache Solr
10 4 (0.55%) NetWeaver
11 3 (0.41%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 3 (0.41%) Apache Spark
11 3 (0.41%) CMS
11 3 (0.41%) MS Exchange
11 3 (0.41%) SharePoint 2010
11 3 (0.41%) SharePoint 2013
11 3 (0.41%) WordPress
Applications
1 46 (6.28%) Microsoft Office
2 35 (4.77%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (1.91%) MS Visio
4 11 (1.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 11 (1.50%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.41%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.27%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.27%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.14%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 8 (1.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.68%) SAP CO
2 5 (0.68%) SAP FI
2 5 (0.68%) SAP FI/CO
2 5 (0.68%) Sonata
3 4 (0.55%) assyst
3 4 (0.55%) Payment Gateway
4 3 (0.41%) Eloqua
4 3 (0.41%) Primavera
5 2 (0.27%) Hyperion Planning
5 2 (0.27%) SAP InfiniteInsight
5 2 (0.27%) SAP PS
6 1 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.14%) Maximo
6 1 (0.14%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.14%) SAP S/4HANA
6 1 (0.14%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 81 (11.05%) SaaS
2 60 (8.19%) Amazon AWS
3 40 (5.46%) Microsoft Azure
4 16 (2.18%) IaaS
5 14 (1.91%) Office 365
5 14 (1.91%) Serverless
6 13 (1.77%) Amazon EC2
6 13 (1.77%) GitHub
7 10 (1.36%) PaaS
8 6 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (0.55%) Sauce Labs
10 3 (0.41%) Adobe Analytics
10 3 (0.41%) Azure Machine Learning
10 3 (0.41%) Trello
11 2 (0.27%) Lucidchart
12 1 (0.14%) Amazon S3
12 1 (0.14%) CloudFront
12 1 (0.14%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 44 (6.00%) TCP/IP
2 35 (4.77%) DHCP
2 35 (4.77%) DNS
3 29 (3.96%) Internet
4 24 (3.27%) Firewall
5 23 (3.14%) HTTP
6 21 (2.86%) VPN
7 13 (1.77%) VoIP
8 12 (1.64%) Wireless
9 10 (1.36%) SAN
9 10 (1.36%) SNMP
10 9 (1.23%) LAN
10 9 (1.23%) SMS
11 8 (1.09%) WAN
12 6 (0.82%) ICMP
13 5 (0.68%) ATM
14 4 (0.55%) iSCSI
14 4 (0.55%) WebEx
14 4 (0.55%) Wi-Fi
15 3 (0.41%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (5.73%) SQL Server
2 23 (3.14%) Relational Database
3 21 (2.86%) Big Data
4 20 (2.73%) Data Warehouse
5 19 (2.59%) MongoDB
5 19 (2.59%) MySQL
6 17 (2.32%) NoSQL
7 16 (2.18%) Redis
8 14 (1.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 10 (1.36%) BusinessObjects
9 10 (1.36%) DB2
9 10 (1.36%) PostgreSQL
9 10 (1.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 9 (1.23%) Oracle Database
11 8 (1.09%) Hadoop
11 8 (1.09%) Power BI
12 7 (0.95%) RDBMS
13 6 (0.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 5 (0.68%) Apache Cassandra
14 5 (0.68%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 115 (15.69%) Selenium
2 71 (9.69%) JUnit
3 64 (8.73%) TestNG
4 55 (7.50%) Cucumber
5 52 (7.09%) JIRA
6 49 (6.68%) Git (software)
7 34 (4.64%) Jasmine
8 32 (4.37%) Jenkins
9 21 (2.86%) Protractor
10 15 (2.05%) Mercurial
11 14 (1.91%) Visual Studio
12 13 (1.77%) JMeter
13 12 (1.64%) Maven
14 11 (1.50%) WebDriver
15 10 (1.36%) FitNesse
16 9 (1.23%) Team Foundation Server
17 8 (1.09%) Artifactory
17 8 (1.09%) Gradle
17 8 (1.09%) Subversion
18 7 (0.95%) Appium
General
1 215 (29.33%) Finance
2 43 (5.87%) Banking
3 42 (5.73%) Retail
4 28 (3.82%) Marketing
5 27 (3.68%) Investment Banking
6 20 (2.73%) Financial Institution
6 20 (2.73%) Retail Banking
7 18 (2.46%) Billing
8 17 (2.32%) Back Office
9 15 (2.05%) Legal
10 11 (1.50%) German Language
11 9 (1.23%) Electronics
11 9 (1.23%) French Language
12 8 (1.09%) Telecoms
13 6 (0.82%) Advertising
13 6 (0.82%) Italian Language
13 6 (0.82%) Manufacturing
13 6 (0.82%) Portuguese Language
13 6 (0.82%) Spanish Language
14 5 (0.68%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 192 (26.19%) Analyst
2 98 (13.37%) Business Analyst
3 88 (12.01%) Developer
4 70 (9.55%) Tester
5 58 (7.91%) Automation Tester
6 49 (6.68%) Architect
7 44 (6.00%) Test Engineer
8 42 (5.73%) Software Engineer
9 36 (4.91%) Cloud Engineer
10 35 (4.77%) Consultant
10 35 (4.77%) Senior Tester
11 34 (4.64%) Java Engineer
11 34 (4.64%) Systems Engineer
12 31 (4.23%) Senior Automation Tester
12 31 (4.23%) Test Automation Engineer
13 30 (4.09%) Windows Engineer
14 29 (3.96%) Java Developer
15 27 (3.68%) Senior Windows Engineer
16 23 (3.14%) Senior Systems Engineer
17 22 (3.00%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (12.01%) .NET
2 82 (11.19%) HTML
3 74 (10.10%) CSS
4 53 (7.23%) Web Services
5 45 (6.14%) REST
6 44 (6.00%) XML
7 41 (5.59%) Spring
8 35 (4.77%) HTML5
9 30 (4.09%) AngularJS
9 30 (4.09%) ASP.NET
10 26 (3.55%) RESTful
11 22 (3.00%) Node.js
12 20 (2.73%) Middleware
13 19 (2.59%) JSON
13 19 (2.59%) React
13 19 (2.59%) SOAP
14 17 (2.32%) Java SE
15 16 (2.18%) CSS3
16 15 (2.05%) jQuery
17 13 (1.77%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 733 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
2 100 (13.64%) Computer Science
3 81 (11.05%) Management Information System
4 42 (5.73%) User Experience
5 18 (2.46%) Mobile App
6 17 (2.32%) Fintech
7 16 (2.18%) Virtual Team
8 11 (1.50%) Data Centre
8 11 (1.50%) Enterprise Software
8 11 (1.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 11 (1.50%) Greenfield Project
9 10 (1.36%) Linux Command Line
9 10 (1.36%) Public Cloud
10 9 (1.23%) Equities
11 8 (1.09%) Derivative
11 8 (1.09%) Mainframe
12 7 (0.95%) Security Operations Centre
13 6 (0.82%) Algorithms
13 6 (0.82%) Digital Currency
13 6 (0.82%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 83 (11.32%) Windows
2 81 (11.05%) Linux
3 54 (7.37%) Unix
4 50 (6.82%) Windows Server
5 14 (1.91%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (1.23%) Mac OS X
6 9 (1.23%) Windows 7
7 8 (1.09%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (0.95%) Windows 10
9 6 (0.82%) VMS
10 5 (0.68%) Android
11 4 (0.55%) Apple iOS
12 3 (0.41%) AIX
13 2 (0.27%) Solaris
13 2 (0.27%) zOS
14 1 (0.14%) CentOS
14 1 (0.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2003
14 1 (0.14%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 273 (37.24%) Agile Software Development
2 159 (21.69%) Test Automation
3 122 (16.64%) Software Engineering
4 105 (14.32%) Business Analysis
5 103 (14.05%) SDLC
6 90 (12.28%) Project Management
7 82 (11.19%) Continuous Improvement
8 73 (9.96%) DevOps
9 72 (9.82%) TDD
10 64 (8.73%) Open Source
10 64 (8.73%) Stakeholder Management
11 62 (8.46%) Scrum
12 60 (8.19%) IT Strategy
13 59 (8.05%) Validation
14 57 (7.78%) ITIL
15 51 (6.96%) Continuous Integration
16 50 (6.82%) SDET
17 46 (6.28%) E-Commerce
17 46 (6.28%) Scenario Testing
18 45 (6.14%) Creative Thinking
Programming Languages
1 181 (24.69%) Java
2 173 (23.60%) SQL
3 94 (12.82%) C#
4 78 (10.64%) JavaScript
5 69 (9.41%) Python
6 49 (6.68%) PowerShell
7 35 (4.77%) Ruby
8 28 (3.82%) PHP
9 27 (3.68%) C
10 26 (3.55%) C++
11 24 (3.27%) R
12 16 (2.18%) Perl
13 15 (2.05%) Bash Shell
14 13 (1.77%) PL/SQL
15 12 (1.64%) VBA
16 9 (1.23%) Scala
17 8 (1.09%) GraphQL
18 6 (0.82%) COBOL
18 6 (0.82%) Go
18 6 (0.82%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 197 (26.88%) Degree
2 59 (8.05%) Computer Science Degree
3 43 (5.87%) Microsoft Certification
4 34 (4.64%) MCSE
5 33 (4.50%) MCITP
6 30 (4.09%) MCSA
7 29 (3.96%) ISEB
8 17 (2.32%) ISTQB
9 16 (2.18%) Security Cleared
10 15 (2.05%) Master's Degree
11 12 (1.64%) Six Sigma Green Belt
12 11 (1.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 10 (1.36%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 10 (1.36%) Sun Certification
14 9 (1.23%) OCMJD
14 9 (1.23%) OCPJP
14 9 (1.23%) OCPJWCD
14 9 (1.23%) Oracle Certification
14 9 (1.23%) PMI Certification
14 9 (1.23%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (11.46%) QA
2 43 (5.87%) PCI DSS
3 38 (5.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 16 (2.18%) SLA
5 12 (1.64%) Data Quality
6 11 (1.50%) PMO
7 4 (0.55%) HL7
7 4 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 2 (0.27%) GDPR
8 2 (0.27%) PMBOK
8 2 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.27%) SNOMED CT
9 1 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.14%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (0.14%) PSD2
System Software
1 52 (7.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 37 (5.05%) Xen
3 15 (2.05%) Active Directory
4 12 (1.64%) Docker
5 6 (0.82%) BitLocker
5 6 (0.82%) Microsoft App-V
5 6 (0.82%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (0.55%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 3 (0.41%) XenServer
8 2 (0.27%) HDFS
8 2 (0.27%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (0.27%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (0.27%) XenApp
9 1 (0.14%) KVM
9 1 (0.14%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 44 (6.00%) Opscode Chef
2 43 (5.87%) Ansible
3 34 (4.64%) Puppet
4 10 (1.36%) SCCM
5 9 (1.23%) Nagios
6 6 (0.82%) HP Quality Center
6 6 (0.82%) SCOrch
6 6 (0.82%) vRealize
6 6 (0.82%) WSUS
7 5 (0.68%) Jamf Pro
8 4 (0.55%) Perfmon
8 4 (0.55%) SCOM
8 4 (0.55%) Tivoli
9 3 (0.41%) McAfee ePO
9 3 (0.41%) Norton AntiVirus
10 2 (0.27%) Cisco IPCC
10 2 (0.27%) Oracle Identity Management
10 2 (0.27%) Single Sign-On
11 1 (0.14%) Red Hat Satellite
11 1 (0.14%) Terraform
Vendors
1 116 (15.83%) Microsoft
2 55 (7.50%) VMware
3 53 (7.23%) Oracle
4 26 (3.55%) SAP
5 14 (1.91%) Citrix
5 14 (1.91%) Tableau
6 11 (1.50%) IBM
7 10 (1.36%) Apple
7 10 (1.36%) Sun
8 9 (1.23%) Red Hat
9 8 (1.09%) Adobe
9 8 (1.09%) Salesforce.com
10 7 (0.95%) Atlassian
11 6 (0.82%) Casewise
11 6 (0.82%) Google
11 6 (0.82%) Lumension
11 6 (0.82%) McAfee
11 6 (0.82%) Splunk
12 5 (0.68%) Twitter
12 5 (0.68%) Xamarin