Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Analytical Thinking
UK
6 months to
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 600 585 648
Rank change year-on-year -15 +63 +71
Permanent jobs citing Analytical Thinking 663 768 743
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.40% 0.43% 0.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.43% 0.47% 0.42%
Number of salaries quoted 499 533 552
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +13.64% -2.22%
10th Percentile £26,250 £29,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £69,875
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% -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 152,455 161,761 176,787
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.03% 91.55% 90.89%
Number of salaries quoted 121,351 127,721 147,508
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £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 21 September 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 21 September 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 0 617 £50,000 -4.76% 112
UK excluding London +75 396 £45,000 +12.50% 70
London -78 245 £70,000 +16.67% 44
South East +63 115 £42,500 +6.25% 7
North of England +67 93 £45,000 - 30
East of England +44 65 £50,000 +16.96% 7
South West -21 58 £43,750 +9.38% 16
North West +42 56 £41,250 -8.33% 18
Midlands -5 40 £40,000 -5.88% 9
West Midlands +12 36 £40,000 -5.33% 3
Yorkshire +45 35 £52,500 +23.53% 12
Scotland -11 21 £32,500 -18.75% 2
East Midlands -26 4 £40,000 -5.88% 6
Northern Ireland - 4 - -
North East -19 2 £25,000 -37.50%

For the 6 months to 21 September 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.

1 663 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
2 293 (44.19%) Agile Software Development
3 259 (39.06%) Problem-Solving
4 241 (36.35%) Finance
5 193 (29.11%) Degree
6 175 (26.40%) SQL
7 131 (19.76%) Java
8 127 (19.16%) C#
9 121 (18.25%) Project Management
10 119 (17.95%) Microsoft
11 108 (16.29%) SQL Server
12 96 (14.48%) JavaScript
13 95 (14.33%) Test Automation
14 92 (13.88%) Business Analysis
15 91 (13.73%) .NET
16 87 (13.12%) Python
17 86 (12.97%) Stakeholder Management
18 80 (12.07%) Microsoft Azure
19 75 (11.31%) Windows
20 74 (11.16%) Analytics
21 73 (11.01%) SDLC
21 73 (11.01%) HTML
22 70 (10.56%) DevOps
23 67 (10.11%) TDD
24 64 (9.65%) CSS
25 63 (9.50%) Scrum
25 63 (9.50%) Banking
26 60 (9.05%) Web Services
27 59 (8.90%) User Experience
28 58 (8.75%) Continuous Integration

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 25 (3.77%) SharePoint
2 24 (3.62%) WebSphere
3 20 (3.02%) Apache Spark
4 17 (2.56%) CMS
4 17 (2.56%) Confluence
5 7 (1.06%) Elasticsearch
6 6 (0.90%) Apache
6 6 (0.90%) SAS
6 6 (0.90%) Sitecore CMS
6 6 (0.90%) Umbraco
7 5 (0.75%) IIS
8 4 (0.60%) Liferay
8 4 (0.60%) nginx
8 4 (0.60%) WordPress
9 3 (0.45%) Apache Solr
10 2 (0.30%) Apache Pig
10 2 (0.30%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.15%) MS Exchange
11 1 (0.15%) SmartSockets
11 1 (0.15%) Tomcat
Applications
1 42 (6.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 24 (3.62%) Microsoft Office
3 19 (2.87%) MS Visio
4 16 (2.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.30%) AutoCAD
5 2 (0.30%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.30%) SPSS
6 1 (0.15%) InVision
6 1 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.15%) SPSS Modeler
Business Applications
1 18 (2.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (2.56%) Payment Gateway
3 10 (1.51%) HFM
4 9 (1.36%) Oracle EBS
5 7 (1.06%) Dynamics NAV
5 7 (1.06%) VisionPLUS
6 6 (0.90%) Hyperion Planning
7 2 (0.30%) Oracle BPM
7 2 (0.30%) Workday HCM
8 1 (0.15%) Loan IQ
8 1 (0.15%) Oracle ERP
8 1 (0.15%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 80 (12.07%) Microsoft Azure
2 48 (7.24%) Amazon AWS
3 29 (4.37%) SaaS
4 17 (2.56%) Office 365
5 16 (2.41%) IaaS
6 13 (1.96%) GitHub
6 13 (1.96%) PaaS
7 10 (1.51%) Dynamics 365
8 9 (1.36%) Google Analytics
9 5 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
9 5 (0.75%) Serverless
10 4 (0.60%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 4 (0.60%) AWS CloudFormation
10 4 (0.60%) iTunes
11 3 (0.45%) Google Play
12 2 (0.30%) Amazon EMR
12 2 (0.30%) AWS CloudTrail
12 2 (0.30%) AWS Lambda
12 2 (0.30%) NuGet
12 2 (0.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 23 (3.47%) DNS
2 21 (3.17%) Internet
3 18 (2.71%) HTTP
4 16 (2.41%) Firewall
5 13 (1.96%) SSL
6 12 (1.81%) DHCP
7 11 (1.66%) LAN
8 9 (1.36%) TCP/IP
9 8 (1.21%) ICMP
9 8 (1.21%) SAN
9 8 (1.21%) SNMP
10 6 (0.90%) FTP
10 6 (0.90%) SMTP
11 5 (0.75%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 5 (0.75%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 5 (0.75%) Wireless
12 4 (0.60%) Intrusion Detection
12 4 (0.60%) NetScaler
12 4 (0.60%) WAN
13 3 (0.45%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 108 (16.29%) SQL Server
2 42 (6.33%) Big Data
3 41 (6.18%) Relational Database
4 40 (6.03%) Data Warehouse
5 35 (5.28%) NoSQL
6 34 (5.13%) MySQL
7 25 (3.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 24 (3.62%) Power BI
9 21 (3.17%) Hadoop
10 19 (2.87%) Oracle Database
11 18 (2.71%) RDBMS
11 18 (2.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 14 (2.11%) MongoDB
13 13 (1.96%) DB2
13 13 (1.96%) SQL Server 2012
14 11 (1.66%) QlikView
15 10 (1.51%) Essbase
15 10 (1.51%) Flink
15 10 (1.51%) Sybase ASE
15 10 (1.51%) Sybase IQ
Development Applications
1 56 (8.45%) JIRA
1 56 (8.45%) Selenium
2 39 (5.88%) Git (software)
3 24 (3.62%) Team Foundation Server
4 21 (3.17%) Jenkins
5 18 (2.71%) Jasmine
5 18 (2.71%) WebDriver
6 17 (2.56%) JUnit
6 17 (2.56%) TestNG
7 16 (2.41%) Protractor
8 14 (2.11%) WinDbg
9 11 (1.66%) Subversion
10 9 (1.36%) NUnit
11 8 (1.21%) Cucumber
12 7 (1.06%) JMeter
13 6 (0.90%) Log4Net
13 6 (0.90%) Maven
13 6 (0.90%) Moq
13 6 (0.90%) Visual Studio Team System
14 5 (0.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 241 (36.35%) Finance
2 63 (9.50%) Banking
3 46 (6.94%) Financial Institution
4 42 (6.33%) Marketing
5 38 (5.73%) Investment Banking
6 32 (4.83%) Retail
7 21 (3.17%) Telecoms
8 19 (2.87%) Front Office
9 17 (2.56%) Manufacturing
10 13 (1.96%) Legal
11 12 (1.81%) Back Office
11 12 (1.81%) Games
12 10 (1.51%) Electronics
13 9 (1.36%) Publishing
14 7 (1.06%) Retail Banking
15 6 (0.90%) Law
16 5 (0.75%) Automotive
17 2 (0.30%) Advertising
17 2 (0.30%) German Language
17 2 (0.30%) Military
Job Titles
1 158 (23.83%) Analyst
2 134 (20.21%) Developer
3 105 (15.84%) Business Analyst
4 36 (5.43%) Senior Analyst
5 34 (5.13%) .NET Developer
6 33 (4.98%) Senior Business Analyst
6 33 (4.98%) Tester
7 31 (4.68%) Graduate
8 24 (3.62%) C# Developer
9 22 (3.32%) DBA
9 22 (3.32%) Software Developer
10 20 (3.02%) Architect
10 20 (3.02%) Software Engineer
10 20 (3.02%) SQL Developer
11 19 (2.87%) Test Engineer
12 18 (2.71%) Administrator
12 18 (2.71%) Consultant
12 18 (2.71%) Java Developer
13 15 (2.26%) Desktop Support
13 15 (2.26%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 91 (13.73%) .NET
2 73 (11.01%) HTML
3 64 (9.65%) CSS
4 60 (9.05%) Web Services
5 33 (4.98%) ASP.NET
6 30 (4.52%) AngularJS
7 27 (4.07%) .NET Framework
8 25 (3.77%) XML
9 23 (3.47%) WebSphere MQ
10 22 (3.32%) JMS
11 18 (2.71%) Ajax
11 18 (2.71%) JSON
12 17 (2.56%) jQuery
12 17 (2.56%) Node.js
12 17 (2.56%) React
13 16 (2.41%) HTML5
14 15 (2.26%) SOAP
15 14 (2.11%) Middleware
16 13 (1.96%) RESTful
17 12 (1.81%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 663 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
2 59 (8.90%) User Experience
3 55 (8.30%) Computer Science
4 52 (7.84%) Management Information System
5 42 (6.33%) Self-Motivation
6 37 (5.58%) Data Structures
7 36 (5.43%) Mobile App
8 27 (4.07%) Cyberthreat
9 26 (3.92%) Algorithms
10 23 (3.47%) Fintech
11 13 (1.96%) CMDB
11 13 (1.96%) Credit Risk
12 12 (1.81%) Client/Server
13 11 (1.66%) Data Centre
13 11 (1.66%) Greenfield Project
14 10 (1.51%) Equities
15 8 (1.21%) Analytical Mindset
15 8 (1.21%) Security Operations Centre
16 6 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
16 6 (0.90%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 75 (11.31%) Windows
2 58 (8.75%) Linux
3 44 (6.64%) Windows Server
4 26 (3.92%) Windows Server 2008
5 22 (3.32%) Windows Server 2012
6 19 (2.87%) Windows 7
7 18 (2.71%) Windows 10
8 14 (2.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 14 (2.11%) Unix
9 13 (1.96%) CentOS
10 10 (1.51%) Mac OS X
11 4 (0.60%) Android
11 4 (0.60%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (0.45%) Apple iOS
12 3 (0.45%) VMS
13 2 (0.30%) AIX
13 2 (0.30%) Amazon Linux
13 2 (0.30%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 293 (44.19%) Agile Software Development
2 259 (39.06%) Problem-Solving
3 121 (18.25%) Project Management
4 95 (14.33%) Test Automation
5 92 (13.88%) Business Analysis
6 86 (12.97%) Stakeholder Management
7 74 (11.16%) Analytics
8 73 (11.01%) SDLC
9 70 (10.56%) DevOps
10 67 (10.11%) TDD
11 63 (9.50%) Scrum
12 58 (8.75%) Continuous Integration
12 58 (8.75%) Data Analysis
13 56 (8.45%) Critical Thinking
13 56 (8.45%) Open Source
14 55 (8.30%) ITIL
15 54 (8.14%) Software Engineering
16 51 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
16 51 (7.69%) Time Management
17 48 (7.24%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 175 (26.40%) SQL
2 131 (19.76%) Java
3 127 (19.16%) C#
4 96 (14.48%) JavaScript
5 87 (13.12%) Python
6 44 (6.64%) PowerShell
7 36 (5.43%) PHP
8 34 (5.13%) C++
9 31 (4.68%) Ruby
10 30 (4.52%) C
11 18 (2.71%) T-SQL
12 16 (2.41%) VBScript
13 12 (1.81%) Java 8
14 11 (1.66%) Shell Script
15 10 (1.51%) Perl
16 8 (1.21%) R
17 6 (0.90%) Bash Shell
17 6 (0.90%) Scala
18 5 (0.75%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
18 5 (0.75%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 193 (29.11%) Degree
2 38 (5.73%) Computer Science Degree
3 33 (4.98%) Security Cleared
4 30 (4.52%) SC Cleared
5 29 (4.37%) ISEB
6 19 (2.87%) Master's Degree
7 9 (1.36%) ITIL Certification
8 8 (1.21%) GCIA
8 8 (1.21%) GCIH
8 8 (1.21%) GSEC
8 8 (1.21%) SSCP
9 7 (1.06%) CISSP
9 7 (1.06%) Microsoft Certification
10 6 (0.90%) A+ Certification
10 6 (0.90%) MCITP
10 6 (0.90%) MCSA
10 6 (0.90%) PMP
10 6 (0.90%) Six Sigma Green Belt
10 6 (0.90%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
11 5 (0.75%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (7.54%) QA
2 17 (2.56%) SLA
3 16 (2.41%) Data Quality
4 13 (1.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 11 (1.66%) PMO
6 3 (0.45%) GDPR
7 2 (0.30%) Def Stans
7 2 (0.30%) DO-178B
8 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 28 (4.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 24 (3.62%) Docker
3 15 (2.26%) BitLocker
4 14 (2.11%) VMware ESXi
5 12 (1.81%) Active Directory
5 12 (1.81%) HDFS
6 4 (0.60%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 4 (0.60%) vSphere
6 4 (0.60%) XenApp
6 4 (0.60%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.15%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.15%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 24 (3.62%) Ansible
2 18 (2.71%) vRealize
3 17 (2.56%) Opscode Chef
4 15 (2.26%) Puppet
4 15 (2.26%) SCCM
4 15 (2.26%) WSUS
5 14 (2.11%) Perfmon
5 14 (2.11%) SCOrch
5 14 (2.11%) vRealize Orchestrator
6 5 (0.75%) AirWatch
6 5 (0.75%) Foglight
6 5 (0.75%) Microsoft Clustering
6 5 (0.75%) Nessus
7 4 (0.60%) SCOM
7 4 (0.60%) Terraform
7 4 (0.60%) ThinApp
8 3 (0.45%) Nagios
9 2 (0.30%) Grafana
9 2 (0.30%) Kubernetes
9 2 (0.30%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 119 (17.95%) Microsoft
2 57 (8.60%) Oracle
3 29 (4.37%) Splunk
4 28 (4.22%) VMware
5 19 (2.87%) Citrix
6 17 (2.56%) SAP
7 16 (2.41%) Google
8 15 (2.26%) Tableau
9 14 (2.11%) Bloomberg
9 14 (2.11%) Casewise
9 14 (2.11%) Informatica
9 14 (2.11%) Red Hat
10 11 (1.66%) Hyperion
10 11 (1.66%) Sybase
11 10 (1.51%) IBM
11 10 (1.51%) PeopleSoft
11 10 (1.51%) Salesforce.com
12 9 (1.36%) Cisco
13 8 (1.21%) Sage
13 8 (1.21%) SolarWinds