Period
to 21 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Creative Problem-Solving skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Creative Problem-Solving over the 6 months to 21 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Creative Problem-Solving
UK
6 months to
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 806 835 922
Rank change year-on-year +29 +87 +86
Permanent jobs citing Creative Problem-Solving 372 391 374
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.21% 0.22% 0.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.23% 0.24% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 287 292 282
UK median annual salary £51,786 £55,625 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.90% +11.25% +11.11%
10th Percentile £28,750 £31,375 £29,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £80,000 £96,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £43,500 £47,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -8.42% +11.76% +6.25%

Creative Problem-Solving 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 158,622 162,137 182,500
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 90.66% 90.74% 90.02%
Number of salaries quoted 126,735 130,343 151,856
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% -
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +1.19%

Creative Problem-Solving
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Creative Problem-Solving as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Creative Problem-Solving in the UK

Creative Problem-Solving
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Creative Problem-Solving.

Salary trend for Creative Problem-Solving in the UK

Creative Problem-Solving
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Creative Problem-Solving over the 6 months to 21 July 2018.

Salary histogram for Creative Problem-Solving in the UK

Creative Problem-Solving
Top 14 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Creative Problem-Solving within the UK over the 6 months to 21 July 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 +9 352 £50,000 -11.11% 54
UK excluding London +1 180 £43,500 -8.42% 33
London +11 179 £55,000 -15.38% 25
South East -26 63 £40,000 -23.81% 9
North of England +17 40 £53,750 +43.33% 9
Midlands +1 29 £41,250 -21.43% 5
South West +11 26 £45,000 -7.22% 1
West Midlands +34 22 £27,500 -50.00%
North West +1 19 £52,500 +40.00% 3
Yorkshire +27 15 £80,000 +162.30% 5
East of England +12 14 £25,000 -58.33% 5
Scotland -10 8 - - 4
East Midlands +4 7 £55,000 +10.00% 5
North East -15 6 £40,000 +37.93% 1

For the 6 months to 21 July 2018, IT jobs citing Creative Problem-Solving 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 Creative Problem-Solving.

1 372 (100.00%) Problem-Solving
2 148 (39.78%) Analytical Skills
3 104 (27.96%) Finance
4 98 (26.34%) Agile Software Development
5 97 (26.08%) SQL
5 97 (26.08%) Microsoft
6 85 (22.85%) Project Management
7 76 (20.43%) Degree
8 58 (15.59%) C#
8 58 (15.59%) HTML
8 58 (15.59%) Retail
9 57 (15.32%) Stakeholder Management
10 51 (13.71%) CSS
11 45 (12.10%) Self-Motivation
12 44 (11.83%) SQL Server
13 43 (11.56%) Time Management
14 41 (11.02%) Marketing
14 41 (11.02%) Microsoft Excel
15 39 (10.48%) .NET
16 38 (10.22%) PRINCE2
16 38 (10.22%) E-Commerce
17 37 (9.95%) Relational Database
17 37 (9.95%) Analytics
18 36 (9.68%) QA
19 35 (9.41%) Coaching
20 34 (9.14%) Process Improvement
20 34 (9.14%) Web Services
21 33 (8.87%) JavaScript
21 33 (8.87%) Data Analysis
21 33 (8.87%) Mentoring

Creative Problem-Solving
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 15 (4.03%) SharePoint
2 13 (3.49%) IIS
3 10 (2.69%) Confluence
4 8 (2.15%) Apache Spark
5 6 (1.61%) Elasticsearch
5 6 (1.61%) MS Exchange
5 6 (1.61%) WordPress
6 4 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (1.08%) Gentran
6 4 (1.08%) Skype for Business
7 3 (0.81%) nginx
8 2 (0.54%) CMS
8 2 (0.54%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.27%) Apache
9 1 (0.27%) Marvel
9 1 (0.27%) Mule
9 1 (0.27%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.27%) Oracle Service Bus
9 1 (0.27%) SAS
Applications
1 41 (11.02%) Microsoft Excel
2 30 (8.06%) Microsoft Office
3 15 (4.03%) Spreadsheet
4 13 (3.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 10 (2.69%) Photoshop
6 9 (2.42%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 9 (2.42%) Microsoft Project
7 6 (1.61%) Adobe Illustrator
8 5 (1.34%) InVision
9 4 (1.08%) InfoPath
10 3 (0.81%) MS Visio
11 2 (0.54%) Adobe After Effects
11 2 (0.54%) Chatbot
11 2 (0.54%) InDesign
12 1 (0.27%) Adobe Premiere
12 1 (0.27%) Camtasia
Business Applications
1 13 (3.49%) Infor SunSystems
2 9 (2.42%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (1.08%) Oracle Receivables
4 3 (0.81%) Relativity
5 2 (0.54%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.54%) Magento
5 2 (0.54%) Unica
6 1 (0.27%) SessionCam
Cloud Services
1 21 (5.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (5.11%) Office 365
3 16 (4.30%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (2.96%) Dynamics 365
4 11 (2.96%) SaaS
5 5 (1.34%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 4 (1.08%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (1.08%) Amazon S3
7 3 (0.81%) Boomi
7 3 (0.81%) CloudFront
7 3 (0.81%) npm
7 3 (0.81%) TestFlight
7 3 (0.81%) Yarn
8 2 (0.54%) Google Analytics
8 2 (0.54%) Oracle CX
9 1 (0.27%) Adobe Analytics
9 1 (0.27%) Amazon SQS
9 1 (0.27%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.27%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.27%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.69%) HTTP
2 8 (2.15%) DNS
2 8 (2.15%) TCP/IP
3 6 (1.61%) Internet
3 6 (1.61%) Wi-Fi
3 6 (1.61%) Wireless
4 5 (1.34%) SSL
5 4 (1.08%) Cisco IOS
5 4 (1.08%) Firewall
5 4 (1.08%) FTP
5 4 (1.08%) Skype
5 4 (1.08%) Unified Communications
6 2 (0.54%) SAN
6 2 (0.54%) SMS
6 2 (0.54%) SMTP
7 1 (0.27%) Broadband
7 1 (0.27%) IPsec
7 1 (0.27%) SNMP
7 1 (0.27%) VPN
7 1 (0.27%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (11.83%) SQL Server
2 37 (9.95%) Relational Database
3 20 (5.38%) MongoDB
4 14 (3.76%) Big Data
4 14 (3.76%) MS Access
5 12 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
5 12 (3.23%) NoSQL
6 11 (2.96%) PostgreSQL
7 10 (2.69%) Hadoop
8 9 (2.42%) Data Mining
9 7 (1.88%) MySQL
9 7 (1.88%) Power BI
10 6 (1.61%) Apache Hive
10 6 (1.61%) Couchbase
10 6 (1.61%) RethinkDB
11 5 (1.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 5 (1.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 5 (1.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 4 (1.08%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 4 (1.08%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 17 (4.57%) JIRA
2 15 (4.03%) Selenium
3 12 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (2.42%) Git (software)
5 8 (2.15%) Cucumber
5 8 (2.15%) NUnit
6 6 (1.61%) Jenkins
6 6 (1.61%) Visual Studio
6 6 (1.61%) WebDriver
7 5 (1.34%) Axure RP
7 5 (1.34%) TeamCity
8 3 (0.81%) Appium
8 3 (0.81%) CircleCI
8 3 (0.81%) FitNesse
8 3 (0.81%) Grunt
8 3 (0.81%) gulp
8 3 (0.81%) JUnit
8 3 (0.81%) MSTest
8 3 (0.81%) Visual Studio Team System
8 3 (0.81%) Xcode
General
1 104 (27.96%) Finance
2 58 (15.59%) Retail
3 41 (11.02%) Marketing
4 16 (4.30%) Banking
5 11 (2.96%) Legal
6 10 (2.69%) Advertising
7 6 (1.61%) Billing
8 5 (1.34%) Back Office
8 5 (1.34%) Games
8 5 (1.34%) Investment Banking
8 5 (1.34%) Telecoms
9 4 (1.08%) Law
10 3 (0.81%) Digital Economy
10 3 (0.81%) French Language
10 3 (0.81%) Spanish Language
11 2 (0.54%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.54%) Local Government
11 2 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.27%) Front Office
12 1 (0.27%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 63 (16.94%) Developer
2 44 (11.83%) Analyst
3 35 (9.41%) Architect
3 35 (9.41%) Consultant
4 22 (5.91%) Designer
4 22 (5.91%) Project Manager
5 19 (5.11%) C# Developer
6 18 (4.84%) Implementation Consultant
7 16 (4.30%) .NET Developer
8 15 (4.03%) Senior Developer
8 15 (4.03%) Senior Manager
9 14 (3.76%) SQL Developer
10 13 (3.49%) Product Manager
10 13 (3.49%) Systems Manager
11 12 (3.23%) Business Analyst
11 12 (3.23%) C# .NET Developer
11 12 (3.23%) IT Manager
12 10 (2.69%) Senior .NET Developer
12 10 (2.69%) Software Engineer
13 9 (2.42%) Software Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (15.59%) HTML
2 51 (13.71%) CSS
3 39 (10.48%) .NET
4 34 (9.14%) Web Services
5 20 (5.38%) RESTful
6 17 (4.57%) AngularJS
7 16 (4.30%) REST
8 15 (4.03%) jQuery
9 14 (3.76%) ASP.NET
9 14 (3.76%) HTML5
9 14 (3.76%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 13 (3.49%) SOAP
10 13 (3.49%) XML
11 11 (2.96%) Node.js
12 10 (2.69%) WCF
13 9 (2.42%) ASP.NET Web API
13 9 (2.42%) CSS3
14 8 (2.15%) XSLT
15 7 (1.88%) Middleware
15 7 (1.88%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 148 (39.78%) Analytical Skills
2 45 (12.10%) Self-Motivation
3 31 (8.33%) User Experience
4 25 (6.72%) Management Information System
5 24 (6.45%) Computer Science
6 13 (3.49%) Smart Meter
7 12 (3.23%) Mobile App
8 11 (2.96%) Fintech
9 10 (2.69%) Driving Licence
10 7 (1.88%) CESG
10 7 (1.88%) Greenfield Project
10 7 (1.88%) PKI
10 7 (1.88%) Social Media
11 5 (1.34%) Data Centre
12 4 (1.08%) Algorithms
12 4 (1.08%) Blackberry
12 4 (1.08%) Equities
12 4 (1.08%) Replication
12 4 (1.08%) Smart Energy
12 4 (1.08%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 20 (5.38%) Windows
2 14 (3.76%) Linux
3 10 (2.69%) Android
4 8 (2.15%) Windows 8
5 7 (1.88%) Apple iOS
6 5 (1.34%) Windows 10
7 4 (1.08%) Mac OS X
7 4 (1.08%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 4 (1.08%) Windows 7
7 4 (1.08%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.54%) Unix
9 1 (0.27%) AIX
9 1 (0.27%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.27%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.27%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 372 (100.00%) Problem-Solving
2 98 (26.34%) Agile Software Development
3 85 (22.85%) Project Management
4 57 (15.32%) Stakeholder Management
5 43 (11.56%) Time Management
6 38 (10.22%) E-Commerce
6 38 (10.22%) PRINCE2
7 37 (9.95%) Analytics
8 35 (9.41%) Coaching
9 34 (9.14%) Process Improvement
10 33 (8.87%) Data Analysis
10 33 (8.87%) Mentoring
11 32 (8.60%) SDLC
12 29 (7.80%) Change Management
12 29 (7.80%) Unit Testing
13 27 (7.26%) Decision-Making
14 26 (6.99%) CRM
14 26 (6.99%) ITIL
14 26 (6.99%) Mathematics
15 24 (6.45%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 97 (26.08%) SQL
2 58 (15.59%) C#
3 33 (8.87%) JavaScript
4 22 (5.91%) Python
5 20 (5.38%) T-SQL
6 19 (5.11%) Java
7 18 (4.84%) VBA
8 12 (3.23%) R
9 9 (2.42%) Ruby
10 8 (2.15%) C
11 7 (1.88%) PHP
11 7 (1.88%) XPath
12 6 (1.61%) C++
12 6 (1.61%) ES6
12 6 (1.61%) Scala
12 6 (1.61%) TypeScript
13 4 (1.08%) ActionScript
13 4 (1.08%) ActionScript 2.0
13 4 (1.08%) Bash Shell
13 4 (1.08%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 76 (20.43%) Degree
2 12 (3.23%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (1.88%) CESG Certified Professional
3 7 (1.88%) CISM
3 7 (1.88%) CISSP
3 7 (1.88%) PMI Certification
3 7 (1.88%) PMP
4 5 (1.34%) Security Cleared
4 5 (1.34%) TOGAF Certification
5 4 (1.08%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (1.08%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (0.54%) CIPD
6 2 (0.54%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.27%) CFA
7 1 (0.27%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.27%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.27%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (9.68%) QA
2 19 (5.11%) GDPR
3 9 (2.42%) SLA
4 6 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 5 (1.34%) Data Quality
6 4 (1.08%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.81%) ISO 22301
8 1 (0.27%) GCP
8 1 (0.27%) PMO
8 1 (0.27%) WCAG
System Software
1 7 (1.88%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.34%) Docker
3 4 (1.08%) HDFS
3 4 (1.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.08%) vSphere
3 4 (1.08%) XenApp
4 1 (0.27%) Lustre
4 1 (0.27%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 6 (1.61%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 4 (1.08%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (0.81%) EnCase
3 3 (0.81%) FTK
3 3 (0.81%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.54%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 2 (0.54%) Nagios
4 2 (0.54%) Oozie
4 2 (0.54%) Terraform
5 1 (0.27%) Ansible
5 1 (0.27%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.27%) Puppet
5 1 (0.27%) Salt
5 1 (0.27%) SCCM
5 1 (0.27%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 97 (26.08%) Microsoft
2 18 (4.84%) Adobe
3 14 (3.76%) Capita
4 13 (3.49%) IBM
4 13 (3.49%) Infor
4 13 (3.49%) Oracle
5 8 (2.15%) Citrix
5 8 (2.15%) TIBCO
6 6 (1.61%) Cognizant
6 6 (1.61%) Nintex
6 6 (1.61%) ServiceNow
6 6 (1.61%) Ubiquiti
6 6 (1.61%) VMware
7 5 (1.34%) Cisco
7 5 (1.34%) Google
8 4 (1.08%) CA
8 4 (1.08%) CommVault
8 4 (1.08%) Symantec
8 4 (1.08%) TOWER Software
8 4 (1.08%) Veeam