Period
to 20 September 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 20 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Creative Problem-Solving
UK
6 months to
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 816 752 905
Rank change year-on-year -64 +153 +73
Permanent jobs citing Creative Problem-Solving 347 471 363
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.21% 0.27% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.23% 0.29% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 247 356 262
UK median annual salary £52,500 £56,250 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.67% +12.50% +13.64%
10th Percentile £30,500 £35,000 £29,163
90th Percentile £80,000 £80,000 £92,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £48,750 £41,000
% change year-on-year -12.82% +18.90% +2.50%

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 152,266 161,948 177,345
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.04% 91.54% 90.88%
Number of salaries quoted 121,191 127,863 147,982
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% - -

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 September 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 20 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 -68 333 £52,500 -6.67% 61
London -28 170 £58,750 -6.00% 28
UK excluding London -10 166 £42,500 -12.82% 34
South East -52 44 £40,000 -23.81% 6
North of England +25 42 £42,500 -10.53% 11
Midlands +34 36 £50,000 -9.09% 9
Yorkshire +46 23 £40,000 +31.15% 5
West Midlands +42 23 £40,000 -27.27% 5
South West -6 21 £43,500 +1.16% 3
East of England +16 19 £52,790 -12.02% 4
North West +4 15 £57,500 -8.00% 5
East Midlands +16 13 £55,000 - 4
Scotland -17 4 - - 1
North East -21 4 £55,000 +89.66% 1

For the 6 months to 20 September 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.

1 347 (100.00%) Problem-Solving
2 130 (37.46%) Analytical Skills
3 99 (28.53%) Microsoft
4 98 (28.24%) Agile Software Development
5 80 (23.05%) Finance
6 77 (22.19%) SQL
7 66 (19.02%) Degree
8 64 (18.44%) Project Management
9 53 (15.27%) HTML
10 52 (14.99%) C#
10 52 (14.99%) SQL Server
11 47 (13.54%) Stakeholder Management
12 46 (13.26%) CSS
13 44 (12.68%) .NET
14 43 (12.39%) Analytics
14 43 (12.39%) Self-Motivation
15 38 (10.95%) Marketing
16 37 (10.66%) QA
16 37 (10.66%) JavaScript
17 36 (10.37%) Windows
18 34 (9.80%) Retail
19 33 (9.51%) E-Commerce
19 33 (9.51%) SDLC
20 32 (9.22%) PRINCE2
20 32 (9.22%) Computer Science
21 30 (8.65%) Relational Database
22 29 (8.36%) Time Management
22 29 (8.36%) Microsoft Office
22 29 (8.36%) Management Information System
23 28 (8.07%) Data Analysis

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 16 (4.61%) IIS
1 16 (4.61%) SharePoint
2 8 (2.31%) OpenStack
3 6 (1.73%) Confluence
3 6 (1.73%) MS Exchange
3 6 (1.73%) Skype for Business
4 5 (1.44%) Apache Spark
4 5 (1.44%) CMS
5 4 (1.15%) Apache
5 4 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (1.15%) Gentran
5 4 (1.15%) WordPress
6 2 (0.58%) eZ Publish
6 2 (0.58%) Mendix
7 1 (0.29%) Marvel
7 1 (0.29%) Mule
7 1 (0.29%) Oracle Service Bus
7 1 (0.29%) SAS
7 1 (0.29%) Tomcat
Applications
1 29 (8.36%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (5.48%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (3.46%) Microsoft Project
4 9 (2.59%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 8 (2.31%) Photoshop
5 8 (2.31%) Spreadsheet
6 7 (2.02%) Adobe After Effects
6 7 (2.02%) Adobe Illustrator
6 7 (2.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 4 (1.15%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.58%) Adobe Premiere
8 2 (0.58%) Chatbot
8 2 (0.58%) InVision
9 1 (0.29%) Camtasia
9 1 (0.29%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (2.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (2.31%) Infor SunSystems
2 8 (2.31%) Magento
3 7 (2.02%) Oracle Receivables
4 3 (0.86%) Oracle Assets
4 3 (0.86%) Oracle Cash Management
4 3 (0.86%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (0.86%) Oracle Financials
4 3 (0.86%) Oracle General Ledger
4 3 (0.86%) Oracle Payables
4 3 (0.86%) Relativity
5 2 (0.58%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.58%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.58%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.58%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 26 (7.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (4.61%) SaaS
3 14 (4.03%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (4.03%) Office 365
4 11 (3.17%) Dynamics 365
5 3 (0.86%) Boomi
6 2 (0.58%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 2 (0.58%) AWS Lambda
6 2 (0.58%) Google Analytics
6 2 (0.58%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.58%) Oracle CX
6 2 (0.58%) Serverless
7 1 (0.29%) Adobe Analytics
7 1 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.29%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.29%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (0.29%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.29%) Dropbox
7 1 (0.29%) IBM Cloud
7 1 (0.29%) Zapier
Communications & Networking
1 14 (4.03%) Firewall
2 8 (2.31%) Software-Defined Networking
2 8 (2.31%) TCP/IP
3 7 (2.02%) DNS
3 7 (2.02%) HTTP
4 6 (1.73%) Intrusion Detection
4 6 (1.73%) Skype
5 5 (1.44%) SAN
6 4 (1.15%) FTP
6 4 (1.15%) Internet
6 4 (1.15%) Unified Communications
7 3 (0.86%) Cisco IOS
7 3 (0.86%) VPN
8 2 (0.58%) DHCP
8 2 (0.58%) SMTP
8 2 (0.58%) VoIP
9 1 (0.29%) Broadband
9 1 (0.29%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (14.99%) SQL Server
2 30 (8.65%) Relational Database
3 17 (4.90%) MySQL
4 11 (3.17%) MongoDB
5 10 (2.88%) NoSQL
6 9 (2.59%) Big Data
7 7 (2.02%) Hadoop
8 6 (1.73%) Couchbase
8 6 (1.73%) Data Mining
8 6 (1.73%) Power BI
9 5 (1.44%) Apache Hive
9 5 (1.44%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (1.44%) PostgreSQL
10 4 (1.15%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 4 (1.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 4 (1.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 3 (0.86%) EDRMS
11 3 (0.86%) OLTP
11 3 (0.86%) SQL Server 2012
11 3 (0.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 15 (4.32%) Selenium
1 15 (4.32%) Team Foundation Server
2 13 (3.75%) Git (software)
3 12 (3.46%) JIRA
4 9 (2.59%) Visual Studio
5 8 (2.31%) TeamCity
6 7 (2.02%) Cucumber
6 7 (2.02%) WebDriver
7 5 (1.44%) Jenkins
8 4 (1.15%) Hudson
9 3 (0.86%) Gradle
9 3 (0.86%) NUnit
9 3 (0.86%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 3 (0.86%) Visual Studio Team System
10 2 (0.58%) Axure RP
10 2 (0.58%) Bitbucket
11 1 (0.29%) Balsamiq Mockups
11 1 (0.29%) Firebug
11 1 (0.29%) Robot Framework
11 1 (0.29%) SoapUI
General
1 80 (23.05%) Finance
2 38 (10.95%) Marketing
3 34 (9.80%) Retail
4 14 (4.03%) Banking
5 9 (2.59%) Back Office
6 7 (2.02%) Legal
7 6 (1.73%) Advertising
7 6 (1.73%) Local Government
8 5 (1.44%) French Language
8 5 (1.44%) Investment Banking
8 5 (1.44%) Telecoms
9 4 (1.15%) Law
10 3 (0.86%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.58%) Digital Economy
11 2 (0.58%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.58%) German Language
11 2 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.58%) Spanish Language
12 1 (0.29%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.29%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 72 (20.75%) Developer
2 48 (13.83%) Analyst
3 28 (8.07%) Architect
4 26 (7.49%) Consultant
4 26 (7.49%) Project Manager
5 23 (6.63%) Senior Manager
6 20 (5.76%) Product Manager
7 18 (5.19%) Designer
8 17 (4.90%) C# Developer
9 15 (4.32%) .NET Developer
10 13 (3.75%) Senior Product Manager
11 11 (3.17%) Business Analyst
11 11 (3.17%) C# .NET Developer
11 11 (3.17%) Senior Developer
11 11 (3.17%) Software Engineer
11 11 (3.17%) SQL Developer
11 11 (3.17%) Web Developer
12 10 (2.88%) Graduate
12 10 (2.88%) Implementation Consultant
13 9 (2.59%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (15.27%) HTML
2 46 (13.26%) CSS
3 44 (12.68%) .NET
4 24 (6.92%) AngularJS
5 21 (6.05%) Web Services
6 19 (5.48%) REST
7 18 (5.19%) ASP.NET
8 16 (4.61%) RESTful
9 15 (4.32%) jQuery
10 14 (4.03%) SOAP
11 12 (3.46%) ASP.NET Web API
11 12 (3.46%) XML
12 11 (3.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 11 (3.17%) WCF
13 9 (2.59%) HTML5
14 8 (2.31%) React
14 8 (2.31%) XSLT
15 7 (2.02%) LESS
15 7 (2.02%) XSD
16 6 (1.73%) Kendo UI
Miscellaneous
1 130 (37.46%) Analytical Skills
2 43 (12.39%) Self-Motivation
3 32 (9.22%) Computer Science
4 29 (8.36%) Management Information System
5 21 (6.05%) User Experience
6 13 (3.75%) Driving Licence
7 11 (3.17%) Mobile App
8 10 (2.88%) Life Science
9 9 (2.59%) Data Structures
10 8 (2.31%) Data Centre
11 6 (1.73%) Greenfield Project
11 6 (1.73%) Smart Meter
12 5 (1.44%) CESG
12 5 (1.44%) EMC VNX
12 5 (1.44%) Enterprise Software
12 5 (1.44%) PKI
12 5 (1.44%) Public Cloud
13 4 (1.15%) Algorithms
13 4 (1.15%) IBM Storwize
13 4 (1.15%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 36 (10.37%) Windows
2 15 (4.32%) Linux
3 9 (2.59%) Android
4 7 (2.02%) Apple iOS
4 7 (2.02%) Windows 10
4 7 (2.02%) Windows 8
5 6 (1.73%) Windows Server
6 4 (1.15%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 3 (0.86%) Mac OS X
7 3 (0.86%) Ubuntu
7 3 (0.86%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.58%) Unix
8 2 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.29%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.29%) Solaris
9 1 (0.29%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 347 (100.00%) Problem-Solving
2 98 (28.24%) Agile Software Development
3 64 (18.44%) Project Management
4 47 (13.54%) Stakeholder Management
5 43 (12.39%) Analytics
6 33 (9.51%) E-Commerce
6 33 (9.51%) SDLC
7 32 (9.22%) PRINCE2
8 29 (8.36%) Time Management
9 28 (8.07%) Data Analysis
10 27 (7.78%) Mentoring
11 25 (7.20%) CRM
11 25 (7.20%) Mathematics
12 24 (6.92%) Data Protection
12 24 (6.92%) ITIL
12 24 (6.92%) Process Improvement
13 23 (6.63%) Scrum
14 22 (6.34%) Machine Learning
15 21 (6.05%) Decision-Making
15 21 (6.05%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 77 (22.19%) SQL
2 52 (14.99%) C#
3 37 (10.66%) JavaScript
4 18 (5.19%) PHP
5 16 (4.61%) T-SQL
6 15 (4.32%) Java
6 15 (4.32%) Python
7 13 (3.75%) VBA
8 7 (2.02%) Scala
8 7 (2.02%) XPath
9 6 (1.73%) R
9 6 (1.73%) TypeScript
10 4 (1.15%) ActionScript
10 4 (1.15%) ActionScript 2.0
11 3 (0.86%) Bash Shell
11 3 (0.86%) C
11 3 (0.86%) C++
11 3 (0.86%) Ruby
12 2 (0.58%) Julia
13 1 (0.29%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 66 (19.02%) Degree
2 12 (3.46%) CISSP
3 11 (3.17%) CISM
4 8 (2.31%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (1.44%) CESG Certified Professional
5 5 (1.44%) TOGAF Certification
6 4 (1.15%) DBS Check
6 4 (1.15%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (0.86%) PMI Certification
7 3 (0.86%) PMP
7 3 (0.86%) Security Cleared
8 2 (0.58%) CIPD
8 2 (0.58%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (0.58%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.29%) ACCA
9 1 (0.29%) CEH
9 1 (0.29%) CIMA
9 1 (0.29%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.29%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (10.66%) QA
2 25 (7.20%) GDPR
3 8 (2.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (1.73%) SLA
5 5 (1.44%) WCAG
6 4 (1.15%) Data Quality
6 4 (1.15%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.86%) ISO 22301
7 3 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.29%) GCP
8 1 (0.29%) PMO
System Software
1 10 (2.88%) Docker
2 8 (2.31%) Active Directory
2 8 (2.31%) Lustre
3 6 (1.73%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.15%) vSphere
4 4 (1.15%) XenApp
5 2 (0.58%) HDFS
5 2 (0.58%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.29%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 5 (1.44%) Nagios
2 4 (1.15%) Norton AntiVirus
2 4 (1.15%) Terraform
3 3 (0.86%) Ansible
3 3 (0.86%) EnCase
3 3 (0.86%) FTK
3 3 (0.86%) Kubernetes
3 3 (0.86%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (0.86%) Salt
4 2 (0.58%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.29%) Nessus
5 1 (0.29%) Oozie
5 1 (0.29%) Puppet
5 1 (0.29%) SCCM
5 1 (0.29%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 99 (28.53%) Microsoft
2 21 (6.05%) Oracle
3 14 (4.03%) Adobe
4 11 (3.17%) Capita
4 11 (3.17%) VMware
5 10 (2.88%) IBM
6 9 (2.59%) Google
6 9 (2.59%) ServiceNow
7 8 (2.31%) Infor
8 7 (2.02%) Citrix
9 6 (1.73%) HP
9 6 (1.73%) Nintex
10 5 (1.44%) 3PAR
10 5 (1.44%) Dell
10 5 (1.44%) EMC
10 5 (1.44%) Facebook
10 5 (1.44%) LexisNexis
10 5 (1.44%) NetApp
10 5 (1.44%) TIBCO
11 4 (1.15%) Symantec