Period
to 14 August 2020

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 14 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Creative Thinking
UK
6 months to
14 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 392 292 333
Rank change year-on-year -100 +41 +167
Permanent jobs citing Creative Thinking 462 1,602 1,694
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.74% 1.13% 1.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.81% 1.22% 1.09%
Number of salaries quoted 233 682 1,004
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +10.53% +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,750 £26,000
90th Percentile £93,750 £86,250 £84,775
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +6.25%

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 57,347 131,127 155,910
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.29% 92.21% 91.92%
Number of salaries quoted 45,887 103,183 124,199
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £86,250 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +5.88%

Creative Thinking
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Creative Thinking in the UK

Creative Thinking
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Creative Thinking.

Salary trend for Creative Thinking in the UK

Creative Thinking
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Creative Thinking over the 6 months to 14 August 2020.

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 14 August 2020. 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 -80 437 £57,500 +9.52% 56
London -60 299 £65,000 +4.00% 16
UK excluding London -33 154 £50,000 +11.11% 47
North of England +31 43 £55,000 +18.92% 7
South East +58 37 £40,000 +14.29% 15
South West +106 36 £55,000 +5.77% 5
North West +9 30 £62,500 +42.86% 5
Wales +49 16 £39,500 -21.00% 4
Midlands +45 15 £55,000 +41.94% 9
Yorkshire +116 12 £50,000 -4.76% 2
Work from Home +36 12 £51,250 +30.57% 4
West Midlands +37 10 £36,000 -15.29% 2
East Midlands +62 5 £60,000 +60.00% 7
East of England +60 4 £56,250 -22.41% 3
Scotland +66 2 £45,000 +4.05% 2
Northern Ireland +26 1 - - 2
North East +22 1 £82,500 +83.33%

For the 6 months to 14 August 2020, 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.

1 206 (44.59%) Agile Software Development
2 169 (36.58%) Problem-Solving
3 122 (26.41%) Finance
4 115 (24.89%) Java
5 111 (24.03%) Degree
6 107 (23.16%) Azure
7 102 (22.08%) Microsoft
8 96 (20.78%) Analytical Skills
9 87 (18.83%) Scrum
10 67 (14.50%) JavaScript
11 66 (14.29%) DevOps
12 64 (13.85%) DNA
13 58 (12.55%) SQL
14 55 (11.90%) CSS
14 55 (11.90%) Software Engineering
15 54 (11.69%) HTML
15 54 (11.69%) Mentoring
16 51 (11.04%) Analytics
16 51 (11.04%) Retail
17 50 (10.82%) Test Automation
17 50 (10.82%) QA
17 50 (10.82%) Project Management
17 50 (10.82%) User Experience
17 50 (10.82%) Microservices
18 48 (10.39%) Security Cleared
19 47 (10.17%) Computer Science
19 47 (10.17%) Presales
20 45 (9.74%) Python
21 43 (9.31%) ITIL
21 43 (9.31%) Kubernetes

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 (7.36%) Skype for Business
2 22 (4.76%) Confluence
3 21 (4.55%) Apache Spark
4 19 (4.11%) IIS
5 18 (3.90%) CMS
6 16 (3.46%) Elasticsearch
7 15 (3.25%) SharePoint
8 7 (1.52%) EPiServer
8 7 (1.52%) Sitecore CMS
9 4 (0.87%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 4 (0.87%) Apache
9 4 (0.87%) ArcGIS
9 4 (0.87%) GeoServer
9 4 (0.87%) Jupyter
9 4 (0.87%) MS Exchange
9 4 (0.87%) Oracle Spatial
10 3 (0.65%) CICS
11 2 (0.43%) Apache Pig
11 2 (0.43%) Cloud Foundry
11 2 (0.43%) WordPress
Applications
1 21 (4.55%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (3.68%) InVision
3 16 (3.46%) Sketch
4 12 (2.60%) Microsoft Project
5 8 (1.73%) Microsoft Excel
6 5 (1.08%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 3 (0.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 2 (0.43%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.43%) Adobe XD
8 2 (0.43%) MS Visio
8 2 (0.43%) OmniGraffle
8 2 (0.43%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.22%) Adobe After Effects
9 1 (0.22%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.22%) Figma
9 1 (0.22%) InDesign
9 1 (0.22%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.22%) Marvel
9 1 (0.22%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 17 (3.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.08%) SAP Hybris
3 2 (0.43%) Oracle Receivables
3 2 (0.43%) Payment Gateway
3 2 (0.43%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 1 (0.22%) Magento
4 1 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.22%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.22%) Shopify
4 1 (0.22%) Social Studio
Cloud Services
1 107 (23.16%) Azure
2 40 (8.66%) AWS
3 36 (7.79%) Office 365
4 32 (6.93%) SaaS
5 27 (5.84%) Power Platform
6 18 (3.90%) Dynamics 365
6 18 (3.90%) GCP
7 17 (3.68%) PowerApps
8 16 (3.46%) GitHub
9 12 (2.60%) PaaS
10 8 (1.73%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 6 (1.30%) Cloud Computing
12 5 (1.08%) Slack
13 4 (0.87%) Amazon EKS
13 4 (0.87%) Azure Data Factory
13 4 (0.87%) Dropbox
14 3 (0.65%) Azure Active Directory
14 3 (0.65%) G Suite
15 2 (0.43%) Amazon EMR
15 2 (0.43%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 36 (7.79%) Skype
2 31 (6.71%) VPN
3 30 (6.49%) LAN
3 30 (6.49%) WAN
4 20 (4.33%) Unified Communications
5 13 (2.81%) DHCP
5 13 (2.81%) DNS
6 12 (2.60%) HTTP
7 11 (2.38%) Wireless
8 8 (1.73%) Firewall
9 6 (1.30%) BGP
10 5 (1.08%) OSPF
11 4 (0.87%) DSL
11 4 (0.87%) Reverse Proxy
11 4 (0.87%) TCP/IP
11 4 (0.87%) WebEx
12 3 (0.65%) Internet
12 3 (0.65%) Intranet
13 2 (0.43%) Cisco ASA
13 2 (0.43%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (8.01%) Big Data
2 32 (6.93%) NoSQL
3 31 (6.71%) Hadoop
3 31 (6.71%) HBase
4 30 (6.49%) Apache Cassandra
5 26 (5.63%) Power BI
6 21 (4.55%) SQL Server
7 19 (4.11%) Apache Hive
8 18 (3.90%) MongoDB
9 14 (3.03%) Relational Database
10 11 (2.38%) Oracle Database
11 10 (2.16%) Data Lake
12 9 (1.95%) Amazon RDS
12 9 (1.95%) Apache Accumulo
12 9 (1.95%) Apache Kudu
13 8 (1.73%) Cosmos DB
13 8 (1.73%) Sqoop
14 7 (1.52%) Data Warehouse
15 6 (1.30%) Redis
16 5 (1.08%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 36 (7.79%) Git (software)
1 36 (7.79%) JIRA
2 29 (6.28%) Jenkins
3 26 (5.63%) Selenium
4 20 (4.33%) Maven
5 16 (3.46%) Sonatype Nexus
6 13 (2.81%) JUnit
6 13 (2.81%) WebDriver
7 10 (2.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 8 (1.73%) Artifactory
8 8 (1.73%) GitLab
8 8 (1.73%) SonarQube
9 7 (1.52%) CircleCI
9 7 (1.52%) Cypress.io
9 7 (1.52%) IBM UrbanCode
9 7 (1.52%) Jasmine
9 7 (1.52%) Mocha
10 5 (1.08%) Ant
10 5 (1.08%) SoapUI
11 4 (0.87%) Gradle
General
1 122 (26.41%) Finance
2 51 (11.04%) Retail
3 39 (8.44%) Telecoms
4 37 (8.01%) Banking
5 35 (7.58%) Marketing
6 19 (4.11%) Aerospace
6 19 (4.11%) Manufacturing
7 14 (3.03%) Public Sector
8 12 (2.60%) Legal
9 10 (2.16%) Games
10 9 (1.95%) Investment Banking
11 7 (1.52%) German Language
12 6 (1.30%) Automotive
12 6 (1.30%) Electronics
12 6 (1.30%) Law
13 5 (1.08%) Back Office
14 2 (0.43%) Police
15 1 (0.22%) Advertising
15 1 (0.22%) Online Betting
15 1 (0.22%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 90 (19.48%) Developer
2 43 (9.31%) Architect
3 42 (9.09%) Consultant
4 34 (7.36%) Java Developer
5 31 (6.71%) Solutions Architect
6 27 (5.84%) Designer
7 23 (4.98%) Senior Developer
8 22 (4.76%) Analyst
9 20 (4.33%) Project Manager
9 20 (4.33%) UX Designer
10 19 (4.11%) Functional Consultant
10 19 (4.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 17 (3.68%) Microsoft Consultant
12 16 (3.46%) Big Data Engineer
12 16 (3.46%) Data Engineer
13 14 (3.03%) Lead Developer
14 13 (2.81%) Senior Java Developer
14 13 (2.81%) UI Designer
15 12 (2.60%) Automation Developer
15 12 (2.60%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (11.90%) CSS
2 54 (11.69%) HTML
3 39 (8.44%) .NET
4 37 (8.01%) Web Services
5 34 (7.36%) React
6 31 (6.71%) Spring
7 26 (5.63%) REST
8 24 (5.19%) Kafka
9 23 (4.98%) HTML5
10 18 (3.90%) Apache Flex
10 18 (3.90%) SOAP
11 17 (3.68%) CSS3
12 15 (3.25%) AngularJS
12 15 (3.25%) Redux
13 14 (3.03%) ASP.NET
13 14 (3.03%) Node.js
14 13 (2.81%) ASP.NET MVC
14 13 (2.81%) XML
15 12 (2.60%) Protocol Buffers
15 12 (2.60%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 96 (20.78%) Analytical Skills
2 50 (10.82%) User Experience
3 33 (7.14%) Management Information System
4 30 (6.49%) Self-Motivation
5 26 (5.63%) Enterprise Software
5 26 (5.63%) Virtual Team
6 15 (3.25%) PMI
7 11 (2.38%) CESG
8 9 (1.95%) Clustering
8 9 (1.95%) Replication
9 8 (1.73%) IVR
9 8 (1.73%) PKI
10 7 (1.52%) Algorithms
10 7 (1.52%) Client/Server
10 7 (1.52%) Cloud Native
10 7 (1.52%) Embedded Systems
10 7 (1.52%) Greenfield Project
11 6 (1.30%) Hybrid Cloud
12 5 (1.08%) Mobile App
13 4 (0.87%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 33 (7.14%) Windows
2 19 (4.11%) Windows Server
3 18 (3.90%) Linux
4 17 (3.68%) Apple iOS
5 14 (3.03%) Windows 10
5 14 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
6 13 (2.81%) Android
6 13 (2.81%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (1.95%) Windows Server 2016
7 9 (1.95%) Windows Server 2019
8 7 (1.52%) Unix
9 3 (0.65%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 206 (44.59%) Agile Software Development
2 169 (36.58%) Problem-Solving
3 87 (18.83%) Scrum
4 66 (14.29%) DevOps
5 64 (13.85%) DNA
6 55 (11.90%) Software Engineering
7 54 (11.69%) Mentoring
8 51 (11.04%) Analytics
9 50 (10.82%) Microservices
9 50 (10.82%) Project Management
9 50 (10.82%) Test Automation
10 47 (10.17%) Computer Science
10 47 (10.17%) Presales
11 43 (9.31%) ITIL
12 42 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
12 42 (9.09%) User Stories
13 41 (8.87%) Analytical Thinking
14 39 (8.44%) Migration
15 34 (7.36%) Business Intelligence
15 34 (7.36%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 115 (24.89%) Java
2 67 (14.50%) JavaScript
3 58 (12.55%) SQL
4 45 (9.74%) Python
5 40 (8.66%) C#
6 23 (4.98%) Scala
7 13 (2.81%) PowerShell
8 10 (2.16%) C
9 8 (1.73%) TypeScript
10 7 (1.52%) ES6
10 7 (1.52%) ES7
10 7 (1.52%) Groovy
11 6 (1.30%) C++
12 5 (1.08%) PHP
13 4 (0.87%) R
13 4 (0.87%) T-SQL
13 4 (0.87%) XAML
14 3 (0.65%) COBOL
14 3 (0.65%) JCL
14 3 (0.65%) REXX
Qualifications
1 111 (24.03%) Degree
2 48 (10.39%) Security Cleared
3 33 (7.14%) Computer Science Degree
4 31 (6.71%) SC Cleared
5 23 (4.98%) CISSP
6 15 (3.25%) PMI Certification
7 11 (2.38%) CISM
7 11 (2.38%) DBS Check
8 10 (2.16%) CESG Certified Professional
8 10 (2.16%) Cisco Certification
9 9 (1.95%) CCNA
9 9 (1.95%) IISP
10 7 (1.52%) CEH
10 7 (1.52%) MBA
10 7 (1.52%) OSCP
11 6 (1.30%) DV Cleared
11 6 (1.30%) Microsoft Certification
12 5 (1.08%) A+ Certification
12 5 (1.08%) ITIL Certification
12 5 (1.08%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (10.82%) QA
2 33 (7.14%) SLA
3 12 (2.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (2.60%) NIST
4 11 (2.38%) ISO 22301
4 11 (2.38%) ISO 31000
4 11 (2.38%) ISO/IEC 27005
4 11 (2.38%) PCI DSS
5 10 (2.16%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 10 (2.16%) JSP 440
6 6 (1.30%) Cyber Essentials
6 6 (1.30%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 6 (1.30%) NCSC
7 4 (0.87%) PMO
8 2 (0.43%) GDPR
9 1 (0.22%) ARP4754
9 1 (0.22%) Def Stans
9 1 (0.22%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 35 (7.58%) Docker
2 31 (6.71%) Active Directory
3 30 (6.49%) Virtual Machines
4 29 (6.28%) Hyper-V
5 21 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
6 20 (4.33%) VMware ESXi
7 14 (3.03%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 4 (0.87%) HDFS
9 3 (0.65%) Firmware
10 2 (0.43%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 43 (9.31%) Kubernetes
2 29 (6.28%) SCVMM
3 12 (2.60%) Ansible
4 8 (1.73%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (1.30%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
5 6 (1.30%) Oozie
5 6 (1.30%) Puppet
6 5 (1.08%) CA Service Virtualization
7 4 (0.87%) Hadoop YARN
7 4 (0.87%) Istio
7 4 (0.87%) WSUS
8 3 (0.65%) Terraform
9 1 (0.22%) Grafana
9 1 (0.22%) Prometheus
9 1 (0.22%) Rancher
9 1 (0.22%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 102 (22.08%) Microsoft
2 32 (6.93%) Oracle
3 29 (6.28%) Cisco
4 28 (6.06%) Google
5 23 (4.98%) VMware
6 21 (4.55%) Adobe
6 21 (4.55%) Salesforce.com
7 15 (3.25%) SAP
8 13 (2.81%) Sitecore
9 11 (2.38%) Dialogic
10 9 (1.95%) CA
10 9 (1.95%) Veeam
11 8 (1.73%) Cognizant
11 8 (1.73%) Veracode
12 6 (1.30%) AppDynamics
12 6 (1.30%) New Relic
12 6 (1.30%) RedGate
12 6 (1.30%) SolarWinds
13 5 (1.08%) ATG
13 5 (1.08%) hybris