Creative Problem-Solving Jobs

Creative Problem-Solving
UK

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 24 February 2024 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

6 months to
24 Feb 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 620 756 782
Rank change year-on-year +136 +26 -89
Permanent jobs citing Creative Problem-Solving 200 269 379
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.26% 0.24% 0.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.29% 0.25% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 125 169 198
10th Percentile £34,000 £42,800 £35,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £58,500 £47,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £59,556 £75,000 £67,500
Median % change year-on-year -20.59% +11.11% +42.11%
75th Percentile £67,500 £88,750 £80,000
90th Percentile £97,750 £117,750 £108,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £62,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year -8.00% +13.64% +44.74%

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK

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.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 69,123 106,355 132,929
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 88.77% 95.54% 95.10%
Number of salaries quoted 51,353 64,510 81,734
10th Percentile £29,500 £34,500 £32,750
25th Percentile £40,000 £45,750 £43,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £62,500 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -12.00% +4.17% +9.09%
75th Percentile £75,000 £82,500 £78,750
90th Percentile £95,000 £100,000 £96,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £51,500
% change year-on-year -9.09% +6.80% +8.42%

Creative Problem-Solving
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Creative Problem-Solving in the UK

Creative Problem-Solving
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Creative Problem-Solving.

Salary trend for Creative Problem-Solving in the UK

Creative Problem-Solving
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Creative Problem-Solving over the 6 months to 24 February 2024.

Salary histogram for Creative Problem-Solving in the UK

Creative Problem-Solving
Top 17 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 24 February 2024. 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
Jobs
England +170 181 £59,556 -11.77% 185
UK excluding London +121 145 £57,500 -8.00% 180
Work from Home +147 111 £59,556 -29.93% 189
North of England +120 61 £59,556 +35.35% 65
London +165 53 £86,250 +15.00% 37
Yorkshire +119 33 £59,556 +45.26% 30
South West +42 29 £46,000 -8.00% 26
North West +76 24 £60,000 -7.69% 23
Midlands +59 22 £57,500 -17.86% 29
West Midlands +70 15 £57,500 -17.86% 9
South East +58 12 £52,500 -22.22% 25
Scotland -14 8 £59,556 +11.42% 21
Northern Ireland +33 7 - - 2
East Midlands +9 7 £66,250 -5.36% 20
East of England +18 4 £30,000 -60.00% 3
North East +5 4 £42,750 +84.45% 12
Wales - 2 £82,500 - 12

Creative Problem-Solving
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (3.50%) Confluence
2 5 (2.50%) CMS
3 3 (1.50%) WordPress
4 2 (1.00%) Microsoft Exchange
5 1 (0.50%) Apache
5 1 (0.50%) ArcGIS
5 1 (0.50%) Moodle
5 1 (0.50%) nginx
5 1 (0.50%) WildFly
Applications
1 22 (11.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (5.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 7 (3.50%) Photoshop
4 4 (2.00%) Adobe Illustrator
4 4 (2.00%) Microsoft Office
5 3 (1.50%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 3 (1.50%) UserZoom
6 2 (1.00%) CINEMA 4D
6 2 (1.00%) InDesign
6 2 (1.00%) SketchUp
7 1 (0.50%) Adobe After Effects
7 1 (0.50%) Adobe XD
7 1 (0.50%) Elementor
7 1 (0.50%) InVision
7 1 (0.50%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 5 (2.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.00%) Shopify
3 1 (0.50%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (0.50%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 37 (18.50%) Azure
2 29 (14.50%) AWS
3 14 (7.00%) Azure DevOps
4 10 (5.00%) GCP
4 10 (5.00%) Power Platform
4 10 (5.00%) Pulumi
5 9 (4.50%) GitHub
6 7 (3.50%) Azure AKS
6 7 (3.50%) Azure Cosmos DB
6 7 (3.50%) Azure Monitor
6 7 (3.50%) Datadog
7 6 (3.00%) SaaS
8 4 (2.00%) Amazon EKS
8 4 (2.00%) AWS CloudFormation
8 4 (2.00%) Dynamics 365
9 3 (1.50%) Canva
10 2 (1.00%) Amazon S3
10 2 (1.00%) Azure Synapse Analytics
10 2 (1.00%) Serverless
11 1 (0.50%) Nutanix
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.50%) OSPF
1 9 (4.50%) Wireless
2 7 (3.50%) VPN
3 6 (3.00%) Firewall
4 5 (2.50%) BGP
4 5 (2.50%) IGMP
4 5 (2.50%) Internet
4 5 (2.50%) IPv6
4 5 (2.50%) Multicast
4 5 (2.50%) RIP
4 5 (2.50%) SNMP
4 5 (2.50%) VLAN
4 5 (2.50%) VoIP
4 5 (2.50%) VRRP
5 4 (2.00%) DNS
6 3 (1.50%) TCP/IP
7 2 (1.00%) 802.11
7 2 (1.00%) Wireshark
7 2 (1.00%) WLAN
8 1 (0.50%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (12.00%) Data Hub
2 13 (6.50%) MySQL
3 9 (4.50%) Power BI
4 7 (3.50%) Azure SQL Database
4 7 (3.50%) MariaDB
4 7 (3.50%) MongoDB
4 7 (3.50%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (3.50%) Redis
5 5 (2.50%) SQL Server
6 4 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (1.50%) Looker
7 3 (1.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (1.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (1.00%) Amazon Athena
8 2 (1.00%) Amazon Redshift
8 2 (1.00%) BigQuery
8 2 (1.00%) Data Lake
8 2 (1.00%) QlikView
9 1 (0.50%) GIS
9 1 (0.50%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 13 (6.50%) JIRA
2 10 (5.00%) Jenkins
3 8 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (2.00%) Appium
4 4 (2.00%) Cucumber
4 4 (2.00%) ESLint
4 4 (2.00%) Gatling
4 4 (2.00%) Git
4 4 (2.00%) IntelliJ
4 4 (2.00%) JBehave
4 4 (2.00%) JMeter
4 4 (2.00%) JUnit
4 4 (2.00%) SpecFlow
5 3 (1.50%) Bitbucket
5 3 (1.50%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (1.00%) webpack
7 1 (0.50%) MSTest
7 1 (0.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.50%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 121 (60.50%) Social Skills
2 72 (36.00%) Analytical Skills
3 63 (31.50%) Finance
4 35 (17.50%) Banking
4 35 (17.50%) Retail
5 19 (9.50%) Marketing
6 18 (9.00%) Telecoms
7 14 (7.00%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 13 (6.50%) Military
9 12 (6.00%) Legal
10 10 (5.00%) Public Sector
11 9 (4.50%) Games
12 8 (4.00%) Law
13 6 (3.00%) Organisational Skills
13 6 (3.00%) Publishing
14 5 (2.50%) Brand Awareness
15 4 (2.00%) Presentation Skills
16 3 (1.50%) Advertising
16 3 (1.50%) Agriculture
16 3 (1.50%) Influencing Skills
Job Titles
1 39 (19.50%) Senior
2 19 (9.50%) Developer
3 18 (9.00%) Technical Engineer
4 15 (7.50%) Analyst
5 14 (7.00%) Analytics Consultant
5 14 (7.00%) Architect
5 14 (7.00%) Consultant
5 14 (7.00%) Senior Manager
6 13 (6.50%) Project Manager
7 12 (6.00%) Electrical Engineer
7 12 (6.00%) Senior Electrical Engineer
7 12 (6.00%) Support Engineer
7 12 (6.00%) Technical Support
7 12 (6.00%) Technical Support Engineer
8 9 (4.50%) Lead
8 9 (4.50%) Senior Project Manager
9 8 (4.00%) Graduate
9 8 (4.00%) Technical Architect
10 7 (3.50%) Azure Engineer
11 6 (3.00%) Platform Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (9.00%) CSS
2 14 (7.00%) HTML
3 13 (6.50%) .NET
4 12 (6.00%) React
5 7 (3.50%) .NET Core
5 7 (3.50%) ARM Templates
6 5 (2.50%) AngularJS
6 5 (2.50%) ASP.NET
6 5 (2.50%) REST
7 4 (2.00%) Elastic Stack
7 4 (2.00%) HTML5
7 4 (2.00%) Jest
7 4 (2.00%) Redux
8 3 (1.50%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3 (1.50%) jQuery
8 3 (1.50%) Vue
8 3 (1.50%) XML
9 2 (1.00%) .NET Framework
9 2 (1.00%) WCF
9 2 (1.00%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 21 (10.50%) Renewable Energy
2 18 (9.00%) Product Ownership
3 12 (6.00%) Self-Motivation
4 9 (4.50%) Driving Licence
5 8 (4.00%) Legacy Systems
5 8 (4.00%) NHS
5 8 (4.00%) Social Media
6 7 (3.50%) Analytical Mindset
6 7 (3.50%) Fibre Optics
6 7 (3.50%) Linux Command Line
7 5 (2.50%) Smart City
8 4 (2.00%) Blog
8 4 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (2.00%) Graphic Design
9 3 (1.50%) Management Information System
9 3 (1.50%) Photography
9 3 (1.50%) Podcast
10 2 (1.00%) Mobile App
10 2 (1.00%) Onboarding
10 2 (1.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 8 (4.00%) Windows
2 7 (3.50%) Linux
3 2 (1.00%) Windows 10
4 1 (0.50%) Android
4 1 (0.50%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.50%) VMS
4 1 (0.50%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 200 (100.00%) Problem-Solving
2 84 (42.00%) Agile
3 44 (22.00%) Analytics
4 37 (18.50%) Decision-Making
5 36 (18.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 33 (16.50%) Collaborative Culture
7 29 (14.50%) Data-Driven Decision Making
7 29 (14.50%) Visualisation
8 27 (13.50%) Actionable Insight
8 27 (13.50%) Data Analytics
8 27 (13.50%) DevOps
8 27 (13.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 24 (12.00%) Data Governance
9 24 (12.00%) Data Sharing
9 24 (12.00%) WFM
10 23 (11.50%) Project Management
10 23 (11.50%) User Experience
11 21 (10.50%) Mentoring
12 20 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
13 16 (8.00%) Infrastructure as Code
Programming Languages
1 38 (19.00%) Python
2 35 (17.50%) C#
3 30 (15.00%) Java
4 27 (13.50%) JavaScript
5 23 (11.50%) SQL
6 16 (8.00%) Ruby
7 13 (6.50%) TypeScript
8 12 (6.00%) PHP
8 12 (6.00%) PowerShell
9 10 (5.00%) Groovy
10 9 (4.50%) Bash
10 9 (4.50%) Go
11 3 (1.50%) R
12 2 (1.00%) Tcl
13 1 (0.50%) C
13 1 (0.50%) C++
13 1 (0.50%) Perl
13 1 (0.50%) Scala
13 1 (0.50%) Swift
13 1 (0.50%) VBA
Qualifications
1 50 (25.00%) Degree
2 19 (9.50%) Security Cleared
3 13 (6.50%) HNC
4 7 (3.50%) Azure Certification
5 5 (2.50%) MCT
5 5 (2.50%) SC Cleared
6 4 (2.00%) Master's Degree
7 3 (1.50%) DBS Check
8 2 (1.00%) CCIE
8 2 (1.00%) CCNP
8 2 (1.00%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (1.00%) CWAP
8 2 (1.00%) CWNA
9 1 (0.50%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.50%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (13.00%) Actionable Recommendations
2 12 (6.00%) QA
3 3 (1.50%) PMO
4 1 (0.50%) Accessibility
4 1 (0.50%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.50%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (6.00%) Docker
2 1 (0.50%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.50%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (0.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (6.50%) Kubernetes
2 12 (6.00%) Terraform
3 11 (5.50%) Prometheus
4 8 (4.00%) Ansible
4 8 (4.00%) Grafana
4 8 (4.00%) Progress Chef
4 8 (4.00%) Puppet
5 3 (1.50%) Consul
5 3 (1.50%) Packer
6 1 (0.50%) SCCM
6 1 (0.50%) WSUS
Vendors
1 33 (16.50%) Microsoft
2 7 (3.50%) New Relic
2 7 (3.50%) SaltStack
3 4 (2.00%) Aruba
3 4 (2.00%) CheckPoint
3 4 (2.00%) Cisco
3 4 (2.00%) HP
3 4 (2.00%) Juniper
3 4 (2.00%) Meraki
3 4 (2.00%) Palo Alto
3 4 (2.00%) Twitter
4 3 (1.50%) Adobe
4 3 (1.50%) Databricks
4 3 (1.50%) Dynatrace
4 3 (1.50%) Facebook
4 3 (1.50%) Instagram
4 3 (1.50%) Progress
4 3 (1.50%) Qualtrics
4 3 (1.50%) Salesforce
4 3 (1.50%) YouTube