Period
to 17 October 2018

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

Creative Thinking
UK
6 months to
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 364 506 497
Rank change year-on-year +142 -9 -16
Permanent jobs citing Creative Thinking 1,425 974 1,107
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.87% 0.56% 0.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.95% 0.61% 0.63%
Number of salaries quoted 759 614 839
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +7.95% +3.53%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £76,500 £82,125 £72,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £41,250 £40,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% +3.13% +14.29%

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 149,712 160,336 174,348
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.03% 91.56% 90.86%
Number of salaries quoted 119,082 126,510 145,216
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 £83,750 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -

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 17 October 2018.

Salary histogram for Creative Thinking in the UK

Creative Thinking
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 Thinking within the UK over the 6 months to 17 October 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 +145 1,369 £50,000 +5.05% 213
UK excluding London +149 751 £45,000 +9.09% 137
London +120 651 £57,500 -4.17% 91
East of England +131 215 £42,500 -10.53% 42
South East +45 208 £55,000 +47.65% 22
North of England +12 117 £46,528 +16.32% 25
Midlands +78 99 £30,000 -30.64% 14
West Midlands +81 78 £30,000 -22.58% 8
North West +16 78 £45,764 +7.68% 15
South West +36 66 £45,529 +18.26% 19
Yorkshire +11 37 £50,000 +42.86% 7
Scotland +9 35 £52,500 +23.53% 8
East Midlands +1 27 £27,500 -38.20% 6
Wales -1 5 £40,000 -11.11% 2
Northern Ireland +14 4 £32,500 -2.99% 5
North East -18 2 £33,000 -14.35% 3
Channel Islands - 2 - -

For the 6 months to 17 October 2018, IT jobs citing Creative Thinking 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 Thinking.

1 542 (38.04%) Finance
2 530 (37.19%) Agile Software Development
3 312 (21.89%) Problem-Solving
4 265 (18.60%) Analytical Skills
5 259 (18.18%) Software Engineering
6 252 (17.68%) SQL
7 247 (17.33%) JavaScript
7 247 (17.33%) Degree
8 242 (16.98%) Microsoft
9 231 (16.21%) Microsoft Azure
10 225 (15.79%) HTML
11 208 (14.60%) Marketing
12 205 (14.39%) Analytics
13 194 (13.61%) .NET
13 194 (13.61%) Project Management
14 180 (12.63%) Retail
15 176 (12.35%) Java
16 169 (11.86%) CSS
17 168 (11.79%) E-Commerce
18 164 (11.51%) C#
18 164 (11.51%) User Experience
19 156 (10.95%) Oracle
20 145 (10.18%) Scrum
21 140 (9.82%) SQL Server
22 139 (9.75%) Amazon AWS
23 137 (9.61%) DevOps
24 133 (9.33%) Fintech
24 133 (9.33%) Stakeholder Management
25 132 (9.26%) Mentoring
26 125 (8.77%) TDD

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 87 (6.11%) CMS
2 52 (3.65%) Sitecore CMS
3 35 (2.46%) Apache Spark
4 32 (2.25%) Elasticsearch
5 25 (1.75%) SharePoint
6 23 (1.61%) SAS
7 19 (1.33%) Apache Solr
8 14 (0.98%) Moodle
9 13 (0.91%) Apache
9 13 (0.91%) Confluence
9 13 (0.91%) MS Exchange
9 13 (0.91%) WordPress
10 12 (0.84%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 12 (0.84%) Tomcat
10 12 (0.84%) WebLogic
11 11 (0.77%) Marvel
12 10 (0.70%) IIS
13 9 (0.63%) Kentico
13 9 (0.63%) Umbraco
14 8 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 90 (6.32%) Microsoft Office
2 48 (3.37%) Microsoft Excel
3 30 (2.11%) Microsoft Project
4 26 (1.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 25 (1.75%) Photoshop
6 21 (1.47%) InVision
7 15 (1.05%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 9 (0.63%) MS Visio
9 8 (0.56%) Adobe Illustrator
10 5 (0.35%) SPSS
11 4 (0.28%) Chatbot
12 3 (0.21%) AutoCAD
12 3 (0.21%) UserZoom
13 2 (0.14%) Adobe After Effects
13 2 (0.14%) Adobe Premiere
13 2 (0.14%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 76 (5.33%) SAP Hybris
2 15 (1.05%) Oracle Retail
3 13 (0.91%) Payment Gateway
4 12 (0.84%) SDL Web 8
5 11 (0.77%) Dynamics CRM
6 7 (0.49%) Magento
7 5 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
8 4 (0.28%) NetSuite
9 3 (0.21%) Dynamics GP
10 2 (0.14%) Aareon QL
10 2 (0.14%) Academy Housing
10 2 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
10 2 (0.14%) JDE OneWorld
10 2 (0.14%) OPENContractor
10 2 (0.14%) OPENHousing
10 2 (0.14%) Oracle Financials
10 2 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
10 2 (0.14%) SAP CRM
10 2 (0.14%) Servitor
10 2 (0.14%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 231 (16.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 139 (9.75%) Amazon AWS
3 44 (3.09%) SaaS
4 33 (2.32%) Cloud Computing
5 31 (2.18%) Office 365
6 29 (2.04%) AdWords
7 28 (1.96%) Google Analytics
8 27 (1.89%) Google Cloud Platform
9 25 (1.75%) GitHub
10 17 (1.19%) IaaS
10 17 (1.19%) Serverless
11 13 (0.91%) Amazon EC2
11 13 (0.91%) Amazon S3
12 9 (0.63%) AWS CloudFormation
12 9 (0.63%) Dynamics 365
13 6 (0.42%) Azure Functions
13 6 (0.42%) MailChimp
13 6 (0.42%) PaaS
13 6 (0.42%) Slack
13 6 (0.42%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 42 (2.95%) HTTP
2 26 (1.82%) Firewall
2 26 (1.82%) NFC
3 21 (1.47%) Internet
4 19 (1.33%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
5 14 (0.98%) SAN
5 14 (0.98%) WAN
6 12 (0.84%) MPLS
7 11 (0.77%) DNS
7 11 (0.77%) Skype
8 10 (0.70%) Network Security
9 8 (0.56%) Broadband
9 8 (0.56%) SMS
9 8 (0.56%) TCP/IP
9 8 (0.56%) Wireless
10 7 (0.49%) VPN
11 6 (0.42%) Cisco ASA
11 6 (0.42%) Cisco IOS
12 5 (0.35%) LAN
12 5 (0.35%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 140 (9.82%) SQL Server
2 79 (5.54%) NoSQL
2 79 (5.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 69 (4.84%) Blockchain
4 65 (4.56%) Power BI
5 60 (4.21%) Data Warehouse
6 57 (4.00%) Relational Database
7 56 (3.93%) Big Data
8 49 (3.44%) Apache Cassandra
9 38 (2.67%) Amazon Redshift
9 38 (2.67%) Hadoop
9 38 (2.67%) MySQL
10 36 (2.53%) MongoDB
11 30 (2.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 27 (1.89%) Apache Hive
13 24 (1.68%) BusinessObjects
13 24 (1.68%) DataStage
13 24 (1.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 22 (1.54%) Data Mining
14 22 (1.54%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 85 (5.96%) Git (software)
2 35 (2.46%) Jenkins
3 27 (1.89%) JIRA
3 27 (1.89%) Selenium
4 18 (1.26%) Protractor
5 17 (1.19%) Maven
5 17 (1.19%) SoapUI
5 17 (1.19%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 16 (1.12%) Sonatype Nexus
7 13 (0.91%) Visual Studio
8 10 (0.70%) NUnit
9 9 (0.63%) gulp
10 8 (0.56%) SonarQube
10 8 (0.56%) WebDriver
11 7 (0.49%) Axure RP
11 7 (0.49%) Burp Suite
11 7 (0.49%) Metasploit
11 7 (0.49%) Subversion
12 6 (0.42%) Balsamiq Mockups
12 6 (0.42%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 542 (38.04%) Finance
2 208 (14.60%) Marketing
3 180 (12.63%) Retail
4 81 (5.68%) Telecoms
5 78 (5.47%) Banking
6 37 (2.60%) Retail Banking
7 36 (2.53%) Games
8 28 (1.96%) Electronics
9 26 (1.82%) Legal
10 23 (1.61%) Billing
11 16 (1.12%) Advertising
11 16 (1.12%) Back Office
12 12 (0.84%) Investment Banking
12 12 (0.84%) Law
12 12 (0.84%) Manufacturing
12 12 (0.84%) Publishing
13 8 (0.56%) Local Government
14 6 (0.42%) German Language
15 5 (0.35%) French Language
16 3 (0.21%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 315 (22.11%) Developer
2 159 (11.16%) Architect
3 105 (7.37%) Consultant
4 96 (6.74%) Analyst
5 90 (6.32%) Solutions Architect
6 71 (4.98%) .NET Developer
7 68 (4.77%) Delivery Manager
8 64 (4.49%) Software Engineer
9 63 (4.42%) Project Manager
10 57 (4.00%) Designer
11 55 (3.86%) Business Analyst
11 55 (3.86%) Technical Leader
12 52 (3.65%) Senior Developer
13 47 (3.30%) E-Commerce Manager
14 45 (3.16%) Senior Consultant
15 43 (3.02%) Software Developer
16 40 (2.81%) Java Developer
17 39 (2.74%) Technical Manager
18 38 (2.67%) C# Developer
18 38 (2.67%) Technical Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 225 (15.79%) HTML
2 194 (13.61%) .NET
3 169 (11.86%) CSS
4 98 (6.88%) Node.js
5 95 (6.67%) Web Services
6 76 (5.33%) Spring
7 74 (5.19%) AngularJS
8 66 (4.63%) React
9 63 (4.42%) HTML5
10 57 (4.00%) ASP.NET
11 48 (3.37%) ASP.NET MVC
12 45 (3.16%) ASP.NET Web API
12 45 (3.16%) jQuery
12 45 (3.16%) XML
13 40 (2.81%) WCF
14 37 (2.60%) RabbitMQ
15 34 (2.39%) Kafka
16 32 (2.25%) .NET Core
16 32 (2.25%) REST
16 32 (2.25%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 265 (18.60%) Analytical Skills
2 164 (11.51%) User Experience
3 133 (9.33%) Fintech
4 115 (8.07%) Self-Motivation
5 89 (6.25%) Virtual Team
6 84 (5.89%) Computer Science
7 48 (3.37%) Management Information System
8 36 (2.53%) Social Media
9 26 (1.82%) Algorithms
9 26 (1.82%) Contactless
9 26 (1.82%) EMV
9 26 (1.82%) Graphic Design
9 26 (1.82%) Mobile Payment
9 26 (1.82%) Smartcard
10 22 (1.54%) iPad
11 19 (1.33%) Client/Server
11 19 (1.33%) Mobile App
12 16 (1.12%) Data Structures
13 15 (1.05%) Greenfield Project
14 14 (0.98%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 96 (6.74%) Linux
2 68 (4.77%) Windows
3 53 (3.72%) Unix
4 36 (2.53%) Apple iOS
5 33 (2.32%) Android
6 21 (1.47%) Windows Server
7 8 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (0.56%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (0.49%) Windows 10
8 7 (0.49%) Windows 7
9 6 (0.42%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (0.28%) Mac OS X
10 4 (0.28%) Solaris
10 4 (0.28%) Ubuntu
11 3 (0.21%) CentOS
11 3 (0.21%) Oracle Linux
11 3 (0.21%) Windows Embedded Compact
12 2 (0.14%) Robot Operating System
13 1 (0.070%) Kali Linux
13 1 (0.070%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 530 (37.19%) Agile Software Development
2 312 (21.89%) Problem-Solving
3 259 (18.18%) Software Engineering
4 205 (14.39%) Analytics
5 194 (13.61%) Project Management
6 168 (11.79%) E-Commerce
7 145 (10.18%) Scrum
8 137 (9.61%) DevOps
9 133 (9.33%) Stakeholder Management
10 132 (9.26%) Mentoring
11 125 (8.77%) TDD
12 124 (8.70%) Microservices
13 122 (8.56%) Time Management
14 119 (8.35%) Strategic Thinking
15 117 (8.21%) Continuous Improvement
15 117 (8.21%) OO
16 107 (7.51%) SDLC
17 102 (7.16%) Business Intelligence
18 84 (5.89%) Business Development
18 84 (5.89%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 252 (17.68%) SQL
2 247 (17.33%) JavaScript
3 176 (12.35%) Java
4 164 (11.51%) C#
5 110 (7.72%) Python
6 61 (4.28%) PHP
7 35 (2.46%) Java 8
7 35 (2.46%) VB.NET
8 31 (2.18%) PowerShell
9 29 (2.04%) C++
10 25 (1.75%) T-SQL
11 22 (1.54%) R
12 20 (1.40%) TypeScript
12 20 (1.40%) VB
13 19 (1.33%) C
13 19 (1.33%) ES6
14 14 (0.98%) Perl
14 14 (0.98%) Scala
15 11 (0.77%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 11 (0.77%) Go
Qualifications
1 247 (17.33%) Degree
2 26 (1.82%) Master's Degree
3 21 (1.47%) Computer Science Degree
4 16 (1.12%) CISSP
5 15 (1.05%) Cisco Certification
5 15 (1.05%) DBS Check
6 14 (0.98%) PhD
6 14 (0.98%) Security Cleared
7 13 (0.91%) CISM
7 13 (0.91%) PMI Certification
8 11 (0.77%) CCNP
9 10 (0.70%) CREST Certified
10 9 (0.63%) CRISC
11 8 (0.56%) CESG Certified Professional
11 8 (0.56%) PMP
12 7 (0.49%) CISA
13 5 (0.35%) GIAC
13 5 (0.35%) ITIL Certification
13 5 (0.35%) Microsoft Certification
13 5 (0.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 115 (8.07%) QA
2 44 (3.09%) PMO
3 17 (1.19%) SLA
4 13 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 12 (0.84%) GDPR
6 10 (0.70%) PCI DSS
7 6 (0.42%) Data Quality
8 3 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials
9 2 (0.14%) Actionable Recommendations
9 2 (0.14%) COBIT
9 2 (0.14%) COSO
9 2 (0.14%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.070%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 1 (0.070%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 1 (0.070%) IFRS
10 1 (0.070%) ISO 31000
10 1 (0.070%) JSP 440
System Software
1 79 (5.54%) Docker
2 34 (2.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (2.11%) Active Directory
4 10 (0.70%) Hyper-V
5 6 (0.42%) XenApp
6 5 (0.35%) XenDesktop
7 4 (0.28%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (0.28%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.21%) KVM
8 3 (0.21%) QEMU
8 3 (0.21%) vSphere
9 2 (0.14%) Apache Flume
9 2 (0.14%) HDFS
9 2 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.070%) DFS Replication
10 1 (0.070%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 70 (4.91%) Puppet
2 61 (4.28%) Opscode Chef
3 58 (4.07%) Ansible
4 32 (2.25%) Kubernetes
5 25 (1.75%) Terraform
6 24 (1.68%) EMC NetWorker
7 7 (0.49%) Nessus
8 5 (0.35%) Kibana
8 5 (0.35%) SCCM
8 5 (0.35%) Single Sign-On
9 3 (0.21%) cPanel
9 3 (0.21%) Microsoft Intune
9 3 (0.21%) WSUS
9 3 (0.21%) XenMobile
10 2 (0.14%) FortiGate
10 2 (0.14%) HP Quality Center
10 2 (0.14%) McAfee ePO
10 2 (0.14%) Nmap
10 2 (0.14%) Rundeck
10 2 (0.14%) SCOM
Vendors
1 242 (16.98%) Microsoft
2 156 (10.95%) Oracle
3 111 (7.79%) Google
3 111 (7.79%) SAP
4 86 (6.04%) hybris
5 69 (4.84%) Sitecore
6 61 (4.28%) Tableau
7 53 (3.72%) Adobe
7 53 (3.72%) IBM
8 51 (3.58%) Salesforce.com
9 45 (3.16%) ATG
10 43 (3.02%) Informatica
10 43 (3.02%) VMware
11 39 (2.74%) Twitter
12 32 (2.25%) Talend
13 30 (2.11%) Cisco
13 30 (2.11%) HP
14 26 (1.82%) Hyperion
15 24 (1.68%) Cloudera
16 21 (1.47%) Vertica