Period
to 20 February 2019

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 20 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Creative Problem-Solving
UK
6 months to
20 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 731 786 870
Rank change year-on-year +55 +84 +9
Permanent jobs citing Creative Problem-Solving 380 447 335
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.25% 0.25% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.27% 0.28% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 205 344 208
UK median annual salary £43,000 £52,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -18.10% +16.67% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £35,000 £26,083
90th Percentile £72,500 £77,500 £79,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £43,750 £37,500
% change year-on-year -8.57% +16.67% -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 138,888 162,355 159,565
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.75% 91.84% 91.31%
Number of salaries quoted 109,515 131,738 131,606
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,750 £27,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 20 February 2019.

Salary histogram for Creative Problem-Solving in the UK

Creative Problem-Solving
Top 15 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 20 February 2019. 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 +11 349 £43,000 -18.10% 60
UK excluding London +128 220 £40,000 -8.57% 43
London -44 158 £55,000 +0.92% 20
Midlands +88 60 £37,500 -41.18% 7
North of England +39 45 £42,500 -26.09% 6
South West +33 42 £40,000 -6.98% 8
West Midlands +68 40 £30,000 -62.50% 3
North West +25 29 £42,500 -32.00% 5
South East 0 27 £45,000 +20.00% 7
East of England +54 21 £47,773 -4.46% 12
East Midlands +37 20 £39,250 -31.74% 4
Scotland +11 20 £34,000 -47.69% 3
Yorkshire +52 12 £42,500 -32.00% 1
Wales +21 5 £50,000 -28.57%
North East +12 4 £55,000 +83.33%

For the 6 months to 20 February 2019, 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.

1 380 (100.00%) Problem-Solving
2 157 (41.32%) Agile Software Development
3 140 (36.84%) Analytical Skills
4 113 (29.74%) JavaScript
5 106 (27.89%) HTML
6 100 (26.32%) CSS
7 81 (21.32%) Microsoft
8 70 (18.42%) Degree
9 61 (16.05%) PHP
9 61 (16.05%) User Experience
10 59 (15.53%) Finance
11 58 (15.26%) AngularJS
12 54 (14.21%) Java
12 54 (14.21%) C#
13 50 (13.16%) Self-Motivation
14 46 (12.11%) Node.js
15 45 (11.84%) REST
16 44 (11.58%) Web Development
17 43 (11.32%) Amazon AWS
17 43 (11.32%) Analytics
18 42 (11.05%) Project Management
19 41 (10.79%) Wireframes
20 40 (10.53%) SQL
21 39 (10.26%) Scrum
22 37 (9.74%) ITIL
22 37 (9.74%) E-Commerce
23 36 (9.47%) Data Protection
23 36 (9.47%) Google
24 35 (9.21%) Marketing
24 35 (9.21%) Computer Science

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 24 (6.32%) CMS
2 21 (5.53%) WordPress
3 20 (5.26%) eZ Publish
4 10 (2.63%) SharePoint
5 5 (1.32%) Confluence
5 5 (1.32%) OpenStack
6 3 (0.79%) Apache
6 3 (0.79%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.53%) Kinematics
7 2 (0.53%) Mendix
7 2 (0.53%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.26%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.26%) Drupal
8 1 (0.26%) IIS
8 1 (0.26%) nginx
Applications
1 27 (7.11%) Microsoft Excel
2 24 (6.32%) Photoshop
3 18 (4.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 11 (2.89%) Microsoft Office
4 11 (2.89%) Microsoft Project
5 7 (1.84%) Adobe Illustrator
6 6 (1.58%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 3 (0.79%) Adobe After Effects
8 2 (0.53%) InVision
8 2 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.26%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.26%) Flinto
9 1 (0.26%) InDesign
9 1 (0.26%) Maya
9 1 (0.26%) MS Visio
9 1 (0.26%) OmniGraffle
9 1 (0.26%) ZBrush
Business Applications
1 19 (5.00%) Magento
2 5 (1.32%) Payment Gateway
3 4 (1.05%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (1.05%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (1.05%) SAP ERP
4 3 (0.79%) Oracle Assets
4 3 (0.79%) Oracle Cash Management
4 3 (0.79%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (0.79%) Oracle Financials
4 3 (0.79%) Oracle General Ledger
4 3 (0.79%) Oracle Payables
4 3 (0.79%) Oracle Receivables
5 2 (0.53%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.53%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.26%) Capstone
6 1 (0.26%) Front Arena
6 1 (0.26%) LatentZero
6 1 (0.26%) Minerva
6 1 (0.26%) Tesseract
6 1 (0.26%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 43 (11.32%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (6.58%) Google Cloud Platform
3 24 (6.32%) Microsoft Azure
4 21 (5.53%) AWS Lambda
4 21 (5.53%) Serverless
5 15 (3.95%) SaaS
6 12 (3.16%) G Suite
7 8 (2.11%) Office 365
8 3 (0.79%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 3 (0.79%) GitHub
9 2 (0.53%) Dropbox
10 1 (0.26%) BrowserStack
10 1 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.26%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.26%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.26%) Trello
10 1 (0.26%) Tricentis Tosca
10 1 (0.26%) Zapier
Communications & Networking
1 16 (4.21%) Firewall
2 9 (2.37%) Intrusion Detection
3 8 (2.11%) DNS
4 6 (1.58%) TCP/IP
5 5 (1.32%) Software-Defined Networking
5 5 (1.32%) VPN
6 4 (1.05%) SSL
7 3 (0.79%) DHCP
7 3 (0.79%) VoIP
8 2 (0.53%) BGP
8 2 (0.53%) Cisco Firepower
8 2 (0.53%) Cisco IOS
8 2 (0.53%) Cisco Nexus
8 2 (0.53%) Internet
8 2 (0.53%) Intranet
8 2 (0.53%) IPsec
8 2 (0.53%) OSPF
8 2 (0.53%) SAN
8 2 (0.53%) Skype
8 2 (0.53%) Software-Defined Radio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (8.68%) MySQL
2 31 (8.16%) SQL Server
3 10 (2.63%) Qlik Sense
4 8 (2.11%) QlikView
5 7 (1.84%) MongoDB
6 6 (1.58%) Blockchain
6 6 (1.58%) Power BI
7 5 (1.32%) MS Access
8 4 (1.05%) Couchbase
8 4 (1.05%) GIS
8 4 (1.05%) Hadoop
8 4 (1.05%) NoSQL
8 4 (1.05%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (0.79%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (0.79%) DTS
9 3 (0.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (0.53%) OLTP
10 2 (0.53%) Relational Database
10 2 (0.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 1 (0.26%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 23 (6.05%) Axure RP
1 23 (6.05%) Git (software)
2 20 (5.26%) Selenium
3 16 (4.21%) JIRA
4 13 (3.42%) Team Foundation Server
5 10 (2.63%) WebDriver
6 9 (2.37%) TeamCity
6 9 (2.37%) Visual Studio
7 8 (2.11%) Jenkins
8 7 (1.84%) Cucumber
9 5 (1.32%) Bugzilla
9 5 (1.32%) SoapUI
10 4 (1.05%) Hudson
11 3 (0.79%) Balsamiq Mockups
11 3 (0.79%) Gradle
11 3 (0.79%) JUnit
12 2 (0.53%) HP UFT
12 2 (0.53%) JMeter
12 2 (0.53%) SpecFlow
12 2 (0.53%) Toad
General
1 59 (15.53%) Finance
2 35 (9.21%) Marketing
3 34 (8.95%) Retail
4 30 (7.89%) Telecoms
5 10 (2.63%) Banking
5 10 (2.63%) Legal
5 10 (2.63%) Manufacturing
6 7 (1.84%) Law
7 5 (1.32%) Games
8 4 (1.05%) Electronics
9 3 (0.79%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.53%) Advertising
10 2 (0.53%) Back Office
10 2 (0.53%) German Language
10 2 (0.53%) Music Industry
10 2 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.53%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.26%) French Language
11 1 (0.26%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.26%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 119 (31.32%) Developer
2 58 (15.26%) Analyst
3 47 (12.37%) Designer
4 42 (11.05%) UX Designer
5 26 (6.84%) Software Developer
6 24 (6.32%) PHP Developer
7 20 (5.26%) Web Developer
8 19 (5.00%) Backend Developer
9 18 (4.74%) Business Analyst
9 18 (4.74%) Senior Manager
10 17 (4.47%) LAMP Developer
10 17 (4.47%) Lead Developer
10 17 (4.47%) Magento Developer
10 17 (4.47%) PHP LAMP Developer
11 15 (3.95%) Senior Designer
11 15 (3.95%) Software Engineer
12 14 (3.68%) Architect
12 14 (3.68%) Senior UX Designer
12 14 (3.68%) Tableau Developer
13 13 (3.42%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 106 (27.89%) HTML
2 100 (26.32%) CSS
3 58 (15.26%) AngularJS
4 46 (12.11%) Node.js
5 45 (11.84%) REST
6 30 (7.89%) .NET
7 20 (5.26%) HTML5
7 20 (5.26%) MEAN Stack
7 20 (5.26%) Web Services
8 18 (4.74%) CSS3
8 18 (4.74%) jQuery
8 18 (4.74%) LAMP
9 13 (3.42%) LESS
9 13 (3.42%) React
9 13 (3.42%) Spring
10 12 (3.16%) ASP.NET
10 12 (3.16%) Express
10 12 (3.16%) RESTful
10 12 (3.16%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 10 (2.63%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 140 (36.84%) Analytical Skills
2 61 (16.05%) User Experience
3 50 (13.16%) Self-Motivation
4 29 (7.63%) Greenfield Project
5 23 (6.05%) Management Information System
6 17 (4.47%) Mobile App
7 11 (2.89%) Data Structures
8 10 (2.63%) Driving Licence
8 10 (2.63%) Virtual Team
9 6 (1.58%) Smart Meter
10 5 (1.32%) Life Science
11 4 (1.05%) Graphic Design
11 4 (1.05%) Linux Command Line
12 3 (0.79%) Animation
12 3 (0.79%) Data Protection Act
12 3 (0.79%) Derivative
13 2 (0.53%) Algorithms
13 2 (0.53%) iPad
13 2 (0.53%) iPhone
13 2 (0.53%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 33 (8.68%) Windows
2 20 (5.26%) Linux
3 8 (2.11%) Android
3 8 (2.11%) Unix
4 7 (1.84%) Apple iOS
5 5 (1.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (1.32%) Solaris
5 5 (1.32%) Windows 10
5 5 (1.32%) Windows Server
6 3 (0.79%) Mac OS X
6 3 (0.79%) Windows 7
6 3 (0.79%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.53%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 380 (100.00%) Problem-Solving
2 157 (41.32%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (11.58%) Web Development
4 43 (11.32%) Analytics
5 42 (11.05%) Project Management
6 41 (10.79%) Wireframes
7 39 (10.26%) Scrum
8 37 (9.74%) E-Commerce
8 37 (9.74%) ITIL
9 36 (9.47%) Data Protection
10 35 (9.21%) Computer Science
11 33 (8.68%) Asset Management
12 32 (8.42%) Mathematics
13 31 (8.16%) Presales
13 31 (8.16%) SDLC
13 31 (8.16%) Test Automation
14 28 (7.37%) Data Analytics
14 28 (7.37%) Stakeholder Management
14 28 (7.37%) Visualisation
15 27 (7.11%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 113 (29.74%) JavaScript
2 61 (16.05%) PHP
3 54 (14.21%) C#
3 54 (14.21%) Java
4 40 (10.53%) SQL
5 30 (7.89%) Python
6 16 (4.21%) TypeScript
7 5 (1.32%) Bash Shell
7 5 (1.32%) Ruby
7 5 (1.32%) VBA
8 4 (1.05%) ABAP
8 4 (1.05%) C
8 4 (1.05%) X++
9 3 (0.79%) C++
9 3 (0.79%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 3 (0.79%) ES6
10 2 (0.53%) ES7
10 2 (0.53%) Objective-C
10 2 (0.53%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.26%) Scala
Qualifications
1 70 (18.42%) Degree
2 12 (3.16%) CISSP
3 11 (2.89%) CISM
4 7 (1.84%) Computer Science Degree
5 6 (1.58%) ISEB
6 3 (0.79%) Master's Degree
7 2 (0.53%) CEH
7 2 (0.53%) CESG Certified Professional
7 2 (0.53%) DBS Check
7 2 (0.53%) MCSA
7 2 (0.53%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.53%) PhD
7 2 (0.53%) SC Cleared
7 2 (0.53%) Security Cleared
8 1 (0.26%) CREST Certified
8 1 (0.26%) GISP
8 1 (0.26%) GPEN
8 1 (0.26%) GWAPT
8 1 (0.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.26%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (7.37%) GDPR
2 27 (7.11%) QA
3 11 (2.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (1.84%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 5 (1.32%) WCAG
6 4 (1.05%) PMO
7 3 (0.79%) SLA
8 2 (0.53%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.26%) HL7
System Software
1 14 (3.68%) Docker
2 5 (1.32%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.32%) Lustre
3 2 (0.53%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.26%) Firmware
4 1 (0.26%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.26%) Snort
4 1 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (0.79%) EMC NetWorker
2 2 (0.53%) Nagios
2 2 (0.53%) Nessus
3 1 (0.26%) SCCM
Vendors
1 81 (21.32%) Microsoft
2 36 (9.47%) Google
3 25 (6.58%) Alteryx
4 21 (5.53%) Tableau
5 16 (4.21%) Oracle
6 14 (3.68%) Adobe
7 11 (2.89%) Twitter
8 10 (2.63%) ServiceNow
9 8 (2.11%) Facebook
9 8 (2.11%) SAP
10 6 (1.58%) Cisco
11 5 (1.32%) Apple
11 5 (1.32%) Blue Prism
11 5 (1.32%) Red Hat
11 5 (1.32%) Salesforce.com
12 4 (1.05%) FNZ
12 4 (1.05%) HP
12 4 (1.05%) VMware
13 3 (0.79%) Citrix
13 3 (0.79%) Fortinet