Period
to 16 December 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Creative Thinking skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Creative Thinking over the 6 months to 16 December 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Creative Thinking
UK
6 months to
16 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 503 490 490
Rank change year-on-year -13 0 0
Permanent jobs citing Creative Thinking 977 1032 1229
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.55% 0.56% 0.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.61% 0.62% 0.64%
Number of salaries quoted 563 799 967
UK median annual salary £48,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% +5.88% -5.56%
10th Percentile £25,550 £27,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £83,750 £73,750 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £41,750 £37,500
% change year-on-year +1.80% +11.33% -

Creative Thinking 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 160238 165751 191244
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.94% 89.47% 88.91%
Number of salaries quoted 127030 137396 158261
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,750 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.50% +4.74% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

Creative Thinking
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Creative Thinking as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Creative Thinking in the UK

Creative Thinking
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Creative Thinking in the UK

Creative Thinking
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Creative Thinking over the 6 months to 16 December 2017.

Salary histogram for Creative Thinking in the UK

Creative Thinking
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Creative Thinking within the UK over the 6 months to 16 December 2017. 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 -8 930 £50,000 +11.11% 135
UK excluding London -17 480 £42,500 +1.80% 64
London +30 474 £60,000 +7.14% 75
North of England +49 152 £41,500 +3.75% 16
South East -41 136 £35,000 -22.22% 10
East of England +23 79 £48,500 +2.11% 23
Yorkshire +73 73 £40,000 - 13
North West -9 64 £42,500 +6.25% 3
Midlands +35 60 £34,000 -18.56% 10
East Midlands +25 36 £35,000 -16.85% 6
Scotland -24 32 £42,500 +41.67% 3
West Midlands +10 24 £32,500 - 4
South West -22 23 £35,000 -9.68% 1
North East +7 15 £47,596 +46.45%
Wales +1 3 £45,000 +55.17%
Northern Ireland -29 1 £33,500 -11.84% 1

For the 6 months to 16 December 2017, IT jobs citing Creative Thinking also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Creative Thinking.

1 355 (36.34%) Agile Software Development
2 327 (33.47%) Finance
3 274 (28.05%) Degree
4 220 (22.52%) JavaScript
5 213 (21.80%) Java
6 202 (20.68%) HTML
7 161 (16.48%) SQL
8 158 (16.17%) Retail
9 150 (15.35%) Marketing
10 141 (14.43%) Analytics
11 140 (14.33%) Analytical Skills
12 129 (13.20%) CSS
13 124 (12.69%) Project Management
14 117 (11.98%) C#
15 110 (11.26%) Python
16 104 (10.64%) Microsoft
16 104 (10.64%) User Experience
17 103 (10.54%) AngularJS
18 100 (10.24%) HTML5
18 100 (10.24%) Software Engineering
19 99 (10.13%) Scrum
20 96 (9.83%) .NET
20 96 (9.83%) Computer Science
21 87 (8.90%) QA
22 86 (8.80%) Test Automation
23 85 (8.70%) Spring
24 83 (8.50%) Mathematics
25 82 (8.39%) DevOps
26 81 (8.29%) Stakeholder Management
27 79 (8.09%) Web Services

Creative Thinking
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 34 (3.48%) Apache Spark
2 31 (3.17%) Tomcat
3 27 (2.76%) Apache
4 21 (2.15%) SAS
5 20 (2.05%) SharePoint
6 18 (1.84%) Confluence
6 18 (1.84%) Elasticsearch
7 16 (1.64%) CMS
8 10 (1.02%) SharePoint 2013
8 10 (1.02%) WordPress
9 8 (0.82%) nginx
10 6 (0.61%) Drupal
10 6 (0.61%) Umbraco
11 4 (0.41%) Apache Solr
11 4 (0.41%) JBoss
11 4 (0.41%) Marvel
11 4 (0.41%) OpenStack
11 4 (0.41%) Sitecore CMS
11 4 (0.41%) WebSphere
12 2 (0.20%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 49 (5.02%) Microsoft Excel
2 38 (3.89%) Microsoft Office
3 30 (3.07%) Photoshop
3 30 (3.07%) Spreadsheet
4 25 (2.56%) Adobe Illustrator
5 12 (1.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 12 (1.23%) SPSS
6 11 (1.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 8 (0.82%) Adobe After Effects
7 8 (0.82%) InDesign
8 7 (0.72%) MS Visio
9 6 (0.61%) CINEMA 4D
10 5 (0.51%) InVision
10 5 (0.51%) Microsoft Project
11 2 (0.20%) Adobe Premiere
11 2 (0.20%) FreeHand
11 2 (0.20%) Maya
11 2 (0.20%) QuarkXPress
12 1 (0.10%) 3ds Max
12 1 (0.10%) MotionBuilder
Business Applications
1 16 (1.64%) Payment Gateway
2 13 (1.33%) Dynamics AX
3 8 (0.82%) Dynamics GP
3 8 (0.82%) SAP Hybris
4 7 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
5 6 (0.61%) SAP GRC
6 5 (0.51%) SAP CO
6 5 (0.51%) SAP CRM
6 5 (0.51%) SAP FI
6 5 (0.51%) SAP FI/CO
6 5 (0.51%) Workfront
7 3 (0.31%) Magento
7 3 (0.31%) SAP BRIM
7 3 (0.31%) SAP SD
8 2 (0.20%) Demantra
8 2 (0.20%) NetSuite
8 2 (0.20%) SAP Retail
8 2 (0.20%) Workday HCM
9 1 (0.10%) Oracle ERP
9 1 (0.10%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 47 (4.81%) Amazon AWS
2 33 (3.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 28 (2.87%) Google Analytics
4 25 (2.56%) Office 365
5 17 (1.74%) SaaS
6 16 (1.64%) Cloud Computing
7 10 (1.02%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 9 (0.92%) AdWords
9 8 (0.82%) GitHub
10 6 (0.61%) Google Tag Manager
11 4 (0.41%) AWS Lambda
11 4 (0.41%) npm
11 4 (0.41%) Serverless
12 3 (0.31%) Dynamics 365
12 3 (0.31%) Google Play
13 2 (0.20%) AWS CloudFormation
13 2 (0.20%) Azure Data Factory
13 2 (0.20%) IaaS
13 2 (0.20%) PaaS
13 2 (0.20%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 40 (4.09%) Internet
2 30 (3.07%) Firewall
3 21 (2.15%) NFC
4 19 (1.94%) VPN
5 16 (1.64%) LAN
5 16 (1.64%) WAN
6 14 (1.43%) Network Security
6 14 (1.43%) Wireless
7 12 (1.23%) Intranet
8 11 (1.13%) BGP
9 9 (0.92%) Cisco ASA
9 9 (0.92%) TCP/IP
10 8 (0.82%) DNS
11 7 (0.72%) EIGRP
11 7 (0.72%) VoIP
12 6 (0.61%) Unified Communications
13 5 (0.51%) MPLS
13 5 (0.51%) SAN
13 5 (0.51%) SSH
14 4 (0.41%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (7.27%) SQL Server
2 56 (5.73%) Big Data
3 49 (5.02%) Relational Database
4 44 (4.50%) Hadoop
5 43 (4.40%) NoSQL
6 42 (4.30%) MySQL
7 38 (3.89%) MongoDB
8 28 (2.87%) Power BI
9 21 (2.15%) Blockchain
9 21 (2.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 19 (1.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 18 (1.84%) Data Warehouse
11 18 (1.84%) RDBMS
12 15 (1.54%) QlikView
13 13 (1.33%) PostgreSQL
14 11 (1.13%) Apache Cassandra
15 10 (1.02%) Oracle Database
16 9 (0.92%) DB2
17 8 (0.82%) Neo4j
18 6 (0.61%) Redis
Development Applications
1 73 (7.47%) Git (software)
2 57 (5.83%) Selenium
3 47 (4.81%) Jenkins
4 37 (3.79%) Protractor
5 31 (3.17%) JIRA
5 31 (3.17%) SoapUI
6 19 (1.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 18 (1.84%) Maven
8 16 (1.64%) JUnit
9 15 (1.54%) Talend Open Studio
10 11 (1.13%) Bitbucket
11 10 (1.02%) ERwin
11 10 (1.02%) Grunt
12 9 (0.92%) Subversion
12 9 (0.92%) Visual Studio
13 8 (0.82%) gulp
13 8 (0.82%) Sonatype Nexus
14 7 (0.72%) Cucumber
14 7 (0.72%) Jasmine
15 6 (0.61%) TeamCity
General
1 327 (33.47%) Finance
2 158 (16.17%) Retail
3 150 (15.35%) Marketing
4 54 (5.53%) Telecoms
5 52 (5.32%) Banking
5 52 (5.32%) Legal
6 27 (2.76%) Games
7 25 (2.56%) Electronics
8 14 (1.43%) Front Office
9 13 (1.33%) Retail Banking
10 12 (1.23%) Investment Banking
10 12 (1.23%) Pharmaceutical
11 11 (1.13%) Publishing
12 9 (0.92%) Advertising
12 9 (0.92%) Automotive
12 9 (0.92%) General Ledger
12 9 (0.92%) Manufacturing
13 8 (0.82%) Aerospace
13 8 (0.82%) Music Industry
14 7 (0.72%) Law
Job Titles
1 239 (24.46%) Developer
2 113 (11.57%) Consultant
3 95 (9.72%) Analyst
4 78 (7.98%) Java Developer
5 62 (6.35%) Designer
6 51 (5.22%) Senior Developer
7 49 (5.02%) C# Developer
8 45 (4.61%) JavaScript Developer
9 44 (4.50%) Full Stack Developer
10 41 (4.20%) Senior Consultant
11 39 (3.99%) .NET Developer
11 39 (3.99%) Software Engineer
12 38 (3.89%) Angular Developer
13 34 (3.48%) Architect
13 34 (3.48%) Business Analyst
14 33 (3.38%) Agile Developer
14 33 (3.38%) Junior
15 32 (3.28%) Software Developer
16 31 (3.17%) Project Manager
16 31 (3.17%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 202 (20.68%) HTML
2 129 (13.20%) CSS
3 103 (10.54%) AngularJS
4 100 (10.24%) HTML5
5 96 (9.83%) .NET
6 85 (8.70%) Spring
7 79 (8.09%) Web Services
8 65 (6.65%) Node.js
9 56 (5.73%) React
9 56 (5.73%) REST
10 54 (5.53%) jQuery
11 51 (5.22%) J2EE
12 40 (4.09%) ASP.NET
12 40 (4.09%) SOAP
13 33 (3.38%) RESTful
14 30 (3.07%) Hibernate
14 30 (3.07%) JSON
15 29 (2.97%) CSS3
16 25 (2.56%) Natural Language Processing
16 25 (2.56%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 140 (14.33%) Analytical Skills
2 104 (10.64%) User Experience
3 96 (9.83%) Computer Science
4 44 (4.50%) Mobile App
5 43 (4.40%) Management Information System
6 38 (3.89%) Algorithms
7 34 (3.48%) Fintech
8 30 (3.07%) Social Media
9 27 (2.76%) Data Centre
10 26 (2.66%) Mobile Payment
11 23 (2.35%) PMI
12 21 (2.15%) Contactless
12 21 (2.15%) EMV
12 21 (2.15%) Smartcard
13 19 (1.94%) Life Science
14 18 (1.84%) Driving Licence
15 15 (1.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 15 (1.54%) iPad
16 14 (1.43%) Equities
16 14 (1.43%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 68 (6.96%) Windows
2 57 (5.83%) Linux
3 24 (2.46%) Android
3 24 (2.46%) Apple iOS
4 21 (2.15%) Mac OS X
5 18 (1.84%) Unix
6 17 (1.74%) Windows Server
7 10 (1.02%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (0.82%) Windows XP
9 7 (0.72%) Windows 2000 Server
10 5 (0.51%) CentOS
10 5 (0.51%) Windows 10
10 5 (0.51%) Windows 7
10 5 (0.51%) Windows 8
11 4 (0.41%) Mac OS
11 4 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (0.41%) Windows Phone
12 3 (0.31%) Ubuntu
12 3 (0.31%) Windows Server 2012
13 2 (0.20%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 355 (36.34%) Agile Software Development
2 141 (14.43%) Analytics
3 124 (12.69%) Project Management
4 100 (10.24%) Software Engineering
5 99 (10.13%) Scrum
6 86 (8.80%) Test Automation
7 83 (8.50%) Mathematics
8 82 (8.39%) DevOps
9 81 (8.29%) Stakeholder Management
10 77 (7.88%) Open Source
11 72 (7.37%) Innovative Thinking
12 71 (7.27%) Business Intelligence
12 71 (7.27%) E-Commerce
13 70 (7.16%) Mentoring
14 67 (6.86%) Machine Learning
15 66 (6.76%) Front End Development
16 64 (6.55%) Digital Marketing
16 64 (6.55%) ITIL
17 59 (6.04%) Coaching
17 59 (6.04%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 220 (22.52%) JavaScript
2 213 (21.80%) Java
3 161 (16.48%) SQL
4 117 (11.98%) C#
5 110 (11.26%) Python
6 52 (5.32%) C
6 52 (5.32%) R
7 50 (5.12%) PHP
8 45 (4.61%) C++
9 37 (3.79%) MATLAB
10 21 (2.15%) Bash Shell
11 19 (1.94%) Perl
12 17 (1.74%) Julia
12 17 (1.74%) T-SQL
13 12 (1.23%) Objective-C
14 11 (1.13%) Go
14 11 (1.13%) Ruby
15 10 (1.02%) PL/SQL
15 10 (1.02%) TypeScript
16 7 (0.72%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 274 (28.05%) Degree
2 75 (7.68%) Master's Degree
3 42 (4.30%) Security Cleared
4 34 (3.48%) DV Cleared
4 34 (3.48%) SC Cleared
5 24 (2.46%) PMI Certification
6 22 (2.25%) Computer Science Degree
7 19 (1.94%) ISEB
8 18 (1.84%) CISSP
9 16 (1.64%) PhD
10 10 (1.02%) CISA
11 9 (0.92%) CCNP
11 9 (0.92%) Cisco Certification
11 9 (0.92%) CISM
12 7 (0.72%) ISTQB
12 7 (0.72%) Microsoft Certification
13 6 (0.61%) CCDP
13 6 (0.61%) CCIE
13 6 (0.61%) Six Sigma Black Belt
13 6 (0.61%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 87 (8.90%) QA
2 14 (1.43%) PMO
3 13 (1.33%) SLA
4 11 (1.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 11 (1.13%) PCI DSS
5 7 (0.72%) GDPR
6 4 (0.41%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.41%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.31%) COBIT
7 3 (0.31%) NIST 800
7 3 (0.31%) WAI
8 2 (0.20%) Basel III
8 2 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials
8 2 (0.20%) HIPAA
8 2 (0.20%) MiFID
8 2 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (0.10%) PSD2
9 1 (0.10%) WCAG
System Software
1 33 (3.38%) Docker
2 29 (2.97%) Active Directory
3 13 (1.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (1.02%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (0.31%) Apache Flume
5 3 (0.31%) Firmware
5 3 (0.31%) VirtualBox
5 3 (0.31%) XenServer
6 2 (0.20%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.20%) Snort
6 2 (0.20%) vSphere
7 1 (0.10%) LXC
7 1 (0.10%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 28 (2.87%) Ansible
2 23 (2.35%) Puppet
3 21 (2.15%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (0.72%) Nagios
5 5 (0.51%) SCCM
6 4 (0.41%) Kubernetes
7 3 (0.31%) Icinga
8 2 (0.20%) AirWatch
8 2 (0.20%) Backup Exec
8 2 (0.20%) EMC NetWorker
8 2 (0.20%) Grafana
8 2 (0.20%) Rundeck
8 2 (0.20%) SELinux
8 2 (0.20%) Suricata
8 2 (0.20%) vCenter Server
8 2 (0.20%) WSUS
8 2 (0.20%) ZABBIX
9 1 (0.10%) Aspera SmartTrack
9 1 (0.10%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 1 (0.10%) Rancher
Vendors
1 104 (10.64%) Microsoft
2 49 (5.02%) Google
3 46 (4.71%) Oracle
4 42 (4.30%) SAP
5 41 (4.20%) Adobe
5 41 (4.20%) Tableau
6 21 (2.15%) Hyperion
7 19 (1.94%) Cisco
7 19 (1.94%) New Relic
8 18 (1.84%) VMware
9 15 (1.54%) Ab Initio
9 15 (1.54%) Alteryx
9 15 (1.54%) Citrix
9 15 (1.54%) Informatica
9 15 (1.54%) MicroStrategy
9 15 (1.54%) Talend
10 12 (1.23%) Facebook
10 12 (1.23%) Netezza
10 12 (1.23%) Teradata
10 12 (1.23%) Twitter