Period
to 17 November 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 17 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Creative Problem-Solving
UK
6 months to
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 786 731 856
Rank change year-on-year -55 +125 +62
Permanent jobs citing Creative Problem-Solving 380 506 389
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.23% 0.28% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.26% 0.31% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 237 377 259
UK median annual salary £50,000 £56,250 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.11% +18.42% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £35,000 £26,650
90th Percentile £75,000 £80,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £50,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year -20.00% +33.33% -

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 147,510 164,941 172,927
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.11% 91.47% 90.93%
Number of salaries quoted 117,253 130,473 143,786
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £84,000 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% -

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 17 November 2018.

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 17 November 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 -68 364 £50,000 -11.11% 60
UK excluding London +18 205 £40,000 -20.00% 48
London -48 173 £55,000 -2.22% 19
Midlands +59 48 £37,500 -41.18% 14
North of England +22 45 £42,500 -26.09% 15
South East -30 39 £37,500 -26.83% 4
West Midlands +65 36 £30,000 -62.50% 10
South West +12 34 £40,000 -2.44% 7
East of England +34 29 £47,773 -16.92% 2
Yorkshire +48 23 £40,000 +31.15% 1
North West -3 18 £42,500 -32.00% 4
East Midlands +22 12 £40,000 -30.43% 4
Scotland -12 7 £37,000 -7.50% 7
North East -13 4 £55,000 +89.66% 10
Wales +3 3 £50,000 -28.57%

For the 6 months to 17 November 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.

1 380 (100.00%) Problem-Solving
2 157 (41.32%) Analytical Skills
3 133 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
4 90 (23.68%) Microsoft
5 86 (22.63%) HTML
6 83 (21.84%) Degree
7 76 (20.00%) CSS
8 70 (18.42%) JavaScript
9 62 (16.32%) Finance
10 61 (16.05%) C#
11 60 (15.79%) Self-Motivation
12 51 (13.42%) SQL
13 45 (11.84%) Project Management
14 44 (11.58%) Computer Science
15 43 (11.32%) Analytics
16 42 (11.05%) .NET
17 41 (10.79%) SQL Server
18 40 (10.53%) Mathematics
18 40 (10.53%) Data Protection
19 39 (10.26%) PHP
20 37 (9.74%) Windows
20 37 (9.74%) Stakeholder Management
20 37 (9.74%) Marketing
21 36 (9.47%) AngularJS
21 36 (9.47%) SDLC
22 34 (8.95%) GDPR
22 34 (8.95%) Data Analysis
23 33 (8.68%) Management Information System
23 33 (8.68%) User Experience
24 32 (8.42%) E-Commerce

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 23 (6.05%) CMS
2 19 (5.00%) WordPress
3 17 (4.47%) eZ Publish
4 13 (3.42%) IIS
4 13 (3.42%) OpenStack
5 12 (3.16%) SharePoint
6 5 (1.32%) Apache
7 4 (1.05%) Apache Spark
8 3 (0.79%) Skype for Business
9 2 (0.53%) Confluence
9 2 (0.53%) Mendix
10 1 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.26%) Kinematics
10 1 (0.26%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.26%) SAS
Applications
1 28 (7.37%) Photoshop
2 25 (6.58%) Microsoft Excel
3 17 (4.47%) Microsoft Office
4 11 (2.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 10 (2.63%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 10 (2.63%) Microsoft Project
6 8 (2.11%) Adobe Illustrator
6 8 (2.11%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (1.84%) Adobe After Effects
8 4 (1.05%) InfoPath
9 3 (0.79%) InVision
10 2 (0.53%) Adobe Premiere
10 2 (0.53%) MS Visio
10 2 (0.53%) Snapchat
11 1 (0.26%) Camtasia
11 1 (0.26%) Flinto
11 1 (0.26%) InDesign
11 1 (0.26%) Maya
11 1 (0.26%) OmniGraffle
11 1 (0.26%) ZBrush
Business Applications
1 13 (3.42%) Magento
2 8 (2.11%) Infor SunSystems
3 6 (1.58%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (1.05%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (1.05%) SAP ERP
5 3 (0.79%) Oracle Assets
5 3 (0.79%) Oracle Cash Management
5 3 (0.79%) Oracle EBS R12
5 3 (0.79%) Oracle Financials
5 3 (0.79%) Oracle General Ledger
5 3 (0.79%) Oracle Payables
5 3 (0.79%) Oracle Receivables
6 2 (0.53%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.53%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.53%) Payment Gateway
7 1 (0.26%) Bloomberg TOMS
7 1 (0.26%) Front Arena
7 1 (0.26%) LongView
7 1 (0.26%) thinkFolio
7 1 (0.26%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 31 (8.16%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (4.74%) AWS Lambda
2 18 (4.74%) Serverless
3 16 (4.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (4.21%) SaaS
4 9 (2.37%) Office 365
5 5 (1.32%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (0.53%) Dropbox
6 2 (0.53%) GitHub
7 1 (0.26%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.26%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.26%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (0.26%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.26%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.26%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.26%) IBM Cloud
7 1 (0.26%) Trello
7 1 (0.26%) Zapier
Communications & Networking
1 16 (4.21%) Firewall
2 13 (3.42%) Software-Defined Networking
3 8 (2.11%) Intrusion Detection
4 7 (1.84%) DNS
4 7 (1.84%) HTTP
5 6 (1.58%) TCP/IP
6 5 (1.32%) SAN
7 3 (0.79%) Skype
7 3 (0.79%) VPN
8 2 (0.53%) DHCP
8 2 (0.53%) Software-Defined Radio
8 2 (0.53%) Unified Communications
8 2 (0.53%) VoIP
9 1 (0.26%) Cisco IOS
9 1 (0.26%) Internet
9 1 (0.26%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (10.79%) SQL Server
2 31 (8.16%) MySQL
3 24 (6.32%) Relational Database
4 9 (2.37%) MongoDB
5 8 (2.11%) Power BI
6 7 (1.84%) NoSQL
7 6 (1.58%) PostgreSQL
8 5 (1.32%) Couchbase
8 5 (1.32%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (1.32%) Hadoop
9 4 (1.05%) Qlik Sense
9 4 (1.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (0.79%) Amazon Redshift
10 3 (0.79%) Apache Hive
10 3 (0.79%) GIS
10 3 (0.79%) OLTP
10 3 (0.79%) QlikView
10 3 (0.79%) Redis
11 2 (0.53%) Presto
11 2 (0.53%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 20 (5.26%) Axure RP
2 18 (4.74%) Team Foundation Server
3 16 (4.21%) Git (software)
4 14 (3.68%) Selenium
5 12 (3.16%) TeamCity
5 12 (3.16%) Visual Studio
5 12 (3.16%) WebDriver
6 11 (2.89%) JIRA
7 6 (1.58%) Jenkins
8 5 (1.32%) Cucumber
9 4 (1.05%) Hudson
10 3 (0.79%) Bugzilla
10 3 (0.79%) Gradle
10 3 (0.79%) Visual Studio Team System
11 2 (0.53%) Bower
11 2 (0.53%) GitLab
11 2 (0.53%) Grunt
11 2 (0.53%) Robot Framework
11 2 (0.53%) SoapUI
11 2 (0.53%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 62 (16.32%) Finance
2 37 (9.74%) Marketing
3 22 (5.79%) Retail
4 11 (2.89%) Banking
5 8 (2.11%) Back Office
5 8 (2.11%) Law
5 8 (2.11%) Legal
5 8 (2.11%) Telecoms
6 7 (1.84%) Manufacturing
7 6 (1.58%) Local Government
8 4 (1.05%) Advertising
8 4 (1.05%) French Language
9 3 (0.79%) German Language
9 3 (0.79%) Retail Banking
9 3 (0.79%) Spanish Language
10 2 (0.53%) Electronics
10 2 (0.53%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.53%) Music Industry
10 2 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.26%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 110 (28.95%) Developer
2 52 (13.68%) Analyst
3 37 (9.74%) Designer
4 28 (7.37%) UX Designer
5 24 (6.32%) Senior Manager
6 22 (5.79%) Web Developer
7 20 (5.26%) PHP Developer
7 20 (5.26%) Software Developer
8 19 (5.00%) Project Manager
9 17 (4.47%) Business Analyst
10 16 (4.21%) Graduate
10 16 (4.21%) Product Manager
11 15 (3.95%) C# Developer
12 14 (3.68%) Architect
12 14 (3.68%) Auditor
12 14 (3.68%) Graduate Developer
12 14 (3.68%) Internal Auditor
12 14 (3.68%) LAMP Developer
12 14 (3.68%) Senior Product Manager
12 14 (3.68%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (22.63%) HTML
2 76 (20.00%) CSS
3 42 (11.05%) .NET
4 36 (9.47%) AngularJS
5 31 (8.16%) REST
6 22 (5.79%) Node.js
7 20 (5.26%) jQuery
8 19 (5.00%) ASP.NET
9 18 (4.74%) Web Services
10 17 (4.47%) MEAN Stack
11 16 (4.21%) LESS
12 15 (3.95%) XML
13 14 (3.68%) LAMP
13 14 (3.68%) React
13 14 (3.68%) RESTful
14 12 (3.16%) SOAP
15 11 (2.89%) HTML5
16 10 (2.63%) ASP.NET Web API
17 9 (2.37%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 8 (2.11%) React Native
Miscellaneous
1 157 (41.32%) Analytical Skills
2 60 (15.79%) Self-Motivation
3 44 (11.58%) Computer Science
4 33 (8.68%) Management Information System
4 33 (8.68%) User Experience
5 20 (5.26%) Mobile App
6 19 (5.00%) Greenfield Project
7 14 (3.68%) Life Science
8 11 (2.89%) Data Structures
9 10 (2.63%) Driving Licence
10 8 (2.11%) Virtual Team
11 6 (1.58%) Public Cloud
12 5 (1.32%) Animation
12 5 (1.32%) Data Centre
12 5 (1.32%) EMC VNX
12 5 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
12 5 (1.32%) Fintech
13 4 (1.05%) Algorithms
13 4 (1.05%) Data Protection Act
14 3 (0.79%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 37 (9.74%) Windows
2 19 (5.00%) Linux
3 8 (2.11%) Android
3 8 (2.11%) Apple iOS
4 4 (1.05%) Windows 10
5 3 (0.79%) Ubuntu
5 3 (0.79%) Unix
5 3 (0.79%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.53%) Solaris
6 2 (0.53%) Windows 8
6 2 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.26%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.26%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.26%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.26%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.26%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 380 (100.00%) Problem-Solving
2 133 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
3 45 (11.84%) Project Management
4 43 (11.32%) Analytics
5 40 (10.53%) Data Protection
5 40 (10.53%) Mathematics
6 37 (9.74%) Stakeholder Management
7 36 (9.47%) SDLC
8 34 (8.95%) Data Analysis
9 32 (8.42%) E-Commerce
10 28 (7.37%) Visualisation
11 27 (7.11%) Time Management
11 27 (7.11%) Web Development
12 26 (6.84%) ITIL
12 26 (6.84%) Scrum
12 26 (6.84%) Test Automation
12 26 (6.84%) Wireframes
13 24 (6.32%) IT Strategy
13 24 (6.32%) Microservices
13 24 (6.32%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 70 (18.42%) JavaScript
2 61 (16.05%) C#
3 51 (13.42%) SQL
4 39 (10.26%) PHP
5 30 (7.89%) Java
6 18 (4.74%) Python
7 16 (4.21%) TypeScript
8 14 (3.68%) T-SQL
9 12 (3.16%) VBA
10 7 (1.84%) XPath
11 6 (1.58%) Scala
12 5 (1.32%) C
12 5 (1.32%) R
13 4 (1.05%) ABAP
13 4 (1.05%) Bash Shell
13 4 (1.05%) X++
14 3 (0.79%) C++
14 3 (0.79%) ES6
15 2 (0.53%) ES7
15 2 (0.53%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 83 (21.84%) Degree
2 11 (2.89%) Computer Science Degree
3 10 (2.63%) CISSP
4 9 (2.37%) CISM
5 5 (1.32%) DBS Check
6 4 (1.05%) PhD
7 3 (0.79%) Security Cleared
8 2 (0.53%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (0.53%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.26%) ACCA
9 1 (0.26%) CIMA
9 1 (0.26%) CISMP
9 1 (0.26%) GIAC
9 1 (0.26%) ISEB
9 1 (0.26%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.26%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.26%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.26%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (8.95%) GDPR
2 29 (7.63%) QA
3 12 (3.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (1.84%) WCAG
5 5 (1.32%) SLA
6 4 (1.05%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.79%) ISO 22301
8 2 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 2 (0.53%) PMO
9 1 (0.26%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 13 (3.42%) Lustre
2 10 (2.63%) Docker
3 4 (1.05%) Active Directory
4 3 (0.79%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.26%) HDFS
6 1 (0.26%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.26%) vSphere
6 1 (0.26%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (1.32%) Nagios
2 3 (0.79%) Ansible
2 3 (0.79%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (0.79%) Salt
2 3 (0.79%) Terraform
3 2 (0.53%) EMC NetWorker
3 2 (0.53%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (0.26%) Nessus
4 1 (0.26%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.26%) SCCM
4 1 (0.26%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 90 (23.68%) Microsoft
2 19 (5.00%) Oracle
3 12 (3.16%) Adobe
3 12 (3.16%) Google
4 11 (2.89%) Tableau
5 9 (2.37%) Alteryx
5 9 (2.37%) Facebook
6 8 (2.11%) Infor
6 8 (2.11%) ServiceNow
6 8 (2.11%) VMware
7 6 (1.58%) HP
7 6 (1.58%) Nintex
7 6 (1.58%) SAP
8 5 (1.32%) 3PAR
8 5 (1.32%) EMC
8 5 (1.32%) LexisNexis
8 5 (1.32%) NetApp
9 4 (1.05%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (0.79%) Apple
10 3 (0.79%) Sage