Period
to 19 August 2019

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 19 August 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Creative Thinking
UK
6 months to
19 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 288 337 501
Rank change year-on-year +49 +164 -9
Permanent jobs citing Creative Thinking 1,606 1,678 1,015
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.13% 0.99% 0.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.23% 1.08% 0.62%
Number of salaries quoted 646 920 667
UK median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £46,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.53% +2.15% +5.68%
10th Percentile £29,125 £25,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £76,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +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 130,758 155,166 163,441
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.19% 91.81% 92.25%
Number of salaries quoted 102,755 123,525 130,189
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,000 £28,000
90th Percentile £86,250 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £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 19 August 2019.

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 19 August 2019. 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 +46 1,534 £52,500 +7.14% 175
London +110 960 £62,500 +1.63% 71
UK excluding London -73 609 £45,000 +5.88% 111
North of England +44 191 £45,000 +5.88% 32
South East +6 182 £36,500 -33.64% 25
North West +61 155 £42,500 - 25
Midlands -18 86 £33,250 +10.83% 23
East of England -88 62 £72,500 +81.25% 12
West Midlands -10 61 £34,250 +14.17% 8
South West -23 44 £52,000 +9.47% 12
Yorkshire -28 34 £52,500 +16.67% 3
Scotland -5 33 £43,250 -21.36% 4
East Midlands +2 25 £33,250 +2.31% 15
Isle of Man - 5 £49,000 -
Wales +15 4 £50,000 +81.82% 2
North East +25 2 £45,000 +19.21% 4
Northern Ireland -21 2 £32,500 - 1

For the 6 months to 19 August 2019, 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.

1 889 (55.35%) Agile Software Development
2 593 (36.92%) Software Engineering
3 531 (33.06%) Problem-Solving
4 435 (27.09%) Analytical Skills
5 399 (24.84%) Finance
6 347 (21.61%) Degree
7 315 (19.61%) DevOps
8 295 (18.37%) Microsoft Azure
9 288 (17.93%) Microsoft
10 279 (17.37%) Amazon AWS
11 278 (17.31%) Marketing
12 242 (15.07%) SQL
13 239 (14.88%) Java
14 228 (14.20%) Analytics
15 216 (13.45%) Virtual Team
16 210 (13.08%) .NET
17 195 (12.14%) Python
18 194 (12.08%) Computer Science
18 194 (12.08%) Presales
19 190 (11.83%) Retail
20 183 (11.39%) Stakeholder Management
20 183 (11.39%) Scrum
21 181 (11.27%) E-Commerce
22 179 (11.15%) Microservices
23 176 (10.96%) Project Management
24 175 (10.90%) HTML
25 170 (10.59%) JavaScript
25 170 (10.59%) Thought Leadership
26 168 (10.46%) C#
27 160 (9.96%) Migration

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
1 126 (7.85%) CMS
2 73 (4.55%) Apache Spark
3 44 (2.74%) Sitecore CMS
4 38 (2.37%) Confluence
5 36 (2.24%) Apache Solr
6 33 (2.05%) Apache
7 31 (1.93%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 27 (1.68%) SharePoint
9 25 (1.56%) SAS
10 21 (1.31%) Elasticsearch
11 15 (0.93%) EPiServer
12 12 (0.75%) WebSphere
13 10 (0.62%) IIS
14 8 (0.50%) MS Exchange
15 7 (0.44%) nginx
16 5 (0.31%) Skype for Business
16 5 (0.31%) Umbraco
17 4 (0.25%) Kentico
17 4 (0.25%) Tomcat
17 4 (0.25%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 58 (3.61%) Microsoft Excel
2 55 (3.42%) Microsoft Office
3 44 (2.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 34 (2.12%) Sketch
5 27 (1.68%) InVision
6 20 (1.25%) Photoshop
7 16 (1.00%) Spreadsheet
8 13 (0.81%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 13 (0.81%) Adobe Illustrator
9 12 (0.75%) Zeplin
10 11 (0.68%) MS Visio
11 8 (0.50%) InDesign
12 7 (0.44%) Microsoft Project
13 6 (0.37%) Marvel
14 4 (0.25%) Chatbot
14 4 (0.25%) Figma
14 4 (0.25%) SPSS
15 3 (0.19%) Adobe After Effects
16 2 (0.12%) EngageOne
17 1 (0.062%) CINEMA 4D
Business Applications
1 67 (4.17%) SAP Hybris
2 31 (1.93%) Magento
2 31 (1.93%) SDL Web 8
3 17 (1.06%) Dynamics CRM
4 7 (0.44%) Distributed Ledger
5 6 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
6 5 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
7 3 (0.19%) Eloqua
7 3 (0.19%) iTrent
7 3 (0.19%) Unit4 Business World
8 2 (0.12%) Exstream
8 2 (0.12%) NetSuite
8 2 (0.12%) Oracle Payroll
8 2 (0.12%) SAP CRM
8 2 (0.12%) SAP HR
8 2 (0.12%) SAP Payroll
9 1 (0.062%) Oracle Assets
9 1 (0.062%) Oracle General Ledger
9 1 (0.062%) Oracle Payables
9 1 (0.062%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 295 (18.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 279 (17.37%) Amazon AWS
3 83 (5.17%) PaaS
4 61 (3.80%) Google Cloud Platform
5 57 (3.55%) Power Platform
6 51 (3.18%) Cloud Computing
7 26 (1.62%) Google Analytics
8 24 (1.49%) SaaS
9 22 (1.37%) Serverless
10 20 (1.25%) npm
11 16 (1.00%) AWS CloudFormation
12 12 (0.75%) Amazon S3
12 12 (0.75%) G Suite
12 12 (0.75%) Sauce Labs
13 11 (0.68%) Dynamics 365
13 11 (0.68%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 10 (0.62%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 10 (0.62%) AWS Lambda
15 9 (0.56%) Office 365
15 9 (0.56%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 54 (3.36%) Internet
2 49 (3.05%) HTTP
3 24 (1.49%) TCP/IP
4 23 (1.43%) Firewall
5 22 (1.37%) Wi-Fi
6 19 (1.18%) NFC
6 19 (1.18%) Wireless
7 17 (1.06%) DNS
8 15 (0.93%) DHCP
9 13 (0.81%) Intranet
10 12 (0.75%) WAN
11 8 (0.50%) Network Security
12 7 (0.44%) LAN
12 7 (0.44%) Skype
13 5 (0.31%) H.323
13 5 (0.31%) HTTPS
13 5 (0.31%) RTP
13 5 (0.31%) SAN
13 5 (0.31%) VLAN
14 3 (0.19%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 146 (9.09%) Big Data
2 103 (6.41%) SQL Server
3 83 (5.17%) Relational Database
4 59 (3.67%) Hadoop
5 57 (3.55%) Power BI
6 48 (2.99%) NoSQL
7 46 (2.86%) RDBMS
8 45 (2.80%) Data Warehouse
9 36 (2.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 31 (1.93%) Endeca
11 29 (1.81%) Apache Hive
12 27 (1.68%) Blockchain
13 26 (1.62%) MySQL
14 24 (1.49%) Apache Cassandra
15 23 (1.43%) Data Mining
16 21 (1.31%) BusinessObjects
17 19 (1.18%) MongoDB
18 16 (1.00%) HBase
18 16 (1.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 13 (0.81%) Flink
Development Applications
1 113 (7.04%) Git (software)
2 81 (5.04%) JIRA
3 66 (4.11%) Jenkins
4 56 (3.49%) Selenium
5 21 (1.31%) Subversion
6 20 (1.25%) Team Foundation Server
7 17 (1.06%) Bower
8 15 (0.93%) Cucumber
8 15 (0.93%) WebDriver
9 14 (0.87%) Maven
10 13 (0.81%) HP UFT
10 13 (0.81%) TeamCity
10 13 (0.81%) Visual Studio Team System
11 12 (0.75%) Appium
11 12 (0.75%) CircleCI
12 11 (0.68%) Bitbucket
13 10 (0.62%) Gradle
13 10 (0.62%) Sonatype Nexus
13 10 (0.62%) Visual Studio
14 9 (0.56%) Fiddler
General
1 399 (24.84%) Finance
2 278 (17.31%) Marketing
3 190 (11.83%) Retail
4 135 (8.41%) Banking
5 82 (5.11%) Telecoms
6 58 (3.61%) Manufacturing
7 43 (2.68%) Public Sector
8 39 (2.43%) Electronics
9 34 (2.12%) Games
10 30 (1.87%) Billing
11 28 (1.74%) Aerospace
12 26 (1.62%) Pharmaceutical
13 25 (1.56%) Retail Banking
14 24 (1.49%) Back Office
15 19 (1.18%) Front Office
16 17 (1.06%) Multimedia
17 15 (0.93%) Advertising
17 15 (0.93%) Legal
18 13 (0.81%) Spanish Language
19 9 (0.56%) Brand Awareness
Job Titles
1 246 (15.32%) Developer
2 234 (14.57%) Architect
3 199 (12.39%) Solutions Architect
4 145 (9.03%) Analyst
5 103 (6.41%) Cloud Architect
5 103 (6.41%) Cloud Solutions Architect
6 90 (5.60%) Business Analyst
7 83 (5.17%) Consultant
8 75 (4.67%) Product Owner
9 62 (3.86%) Software Engineer
10 60 (3.74%) Azure Architect
11 57 (3.55%) Senior Analyst
12 54 (3.36%) .NET Developer
13 53 (3.30%) C# Developer
14 51 (3.18%) AWS Architect
14 51 (3.18%) AWS Solutions Architect
14 51 (3.18%) Senior Business Analyst
15 50 (3.11%) Designer
16 46 (2.86%) Product Manager
17 43 (2.68%) .NET Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 210 (13.08%) .NET
2 175 (10.90%) HTML
3 140 (8.72%) CSS
4 83 (5.17%) AngularJS
5 81 (5.04%) Web Services
6 72 (4.48%) Kafka
7 69 (4.30%) ASP.NET
8 62 (3.86%) Node.js
9 56 (3.49%) Spring
10 53 (3.30%) RESTful
11 51 (3.18%) ASP.NET MVC
11 51 (3.18%) HTML5
12 50 (3.11%) REST
13 48 (2.99%) NumPy
14 43 (2.68%) Sass
15 41 (2.55%) XML
16 40 (2.49%) CSS3
17 36 (2.24%) React
18 35 (2.18%) ASP.NET Web API
19 33 (2.05%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 435 (27.09%) Analytical Skills
2 216 (13.45%) Virtual Team
3 147 (9.15%) User Experience
4 112 (6.97%) Self-Motivation
5 88 (5.48%) Enterprise Software
6 81 (5.04%) Cloud Native
7 77 (4.79%) Hybrid Cloud
8 54 (3.36%) Mobile App
9 43 (2.68%) Algorithms
10 31 (1.93%) Life Science
10 31 (1.93%) Social Media
11 28 (1.74%) Management Information System
12 26 (1.62%) Data Centre
12 26 (1.62%) Robotics
13 24 (1.49%) Data Structures
14 19 (1.18%) Contactless
14 19 (1.18%) EMV
14 19 (1.18%) Mobile Payment
14 19 (1.18%) Smartcard
15 18 (1.12%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 149 (9.28%) Linux
2 99 (6.16%) Windows
3 38 (2.37%) Unix
4 33 (2.05%) Android
5 24 (1.49%) Apple iOS
5 24 (1.49%) Windows Server
6 18 (1.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 13 (0.81%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (0.62%) Amazon Linux
8 10 (0.62%) Fedora
8 10 (0.62%) Windows Server 2008
9 9 (0.56%) Mac OS
10 8 (0.50%) Oracle Linux
11 4 (0.25%) Windows 10
12 3 (0.19%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.12%) AIX
13 2 (0.12%) CentOS
13 2 (0.12%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.062%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 889 (55.35%) Agile Software Development
2 593 (36.92%) Software Engineering
3 531 (33.06%) Problem-Solving
4 315 (19.61%) DevOps
5 228 (14.20%) Analytics
6 194 (12.08%) Computer Science
6 194 (12.08%) Presales
7 183 (11.39%) Scrum
7 183 (11.39%) Stakeholder Management
8 181 (11.27%) E-Commerce
9 179 (11.15%) Microservices
10 176 (10.96%) Project Management
11 170 (10.59%) Thought Leadership
12 160 (9.96%) Migration
13 154 (9.59%) Business Development
14 106 (6.60%) Business Analysis
15 105 (6.54%) User Stories
16 99 (6.16%) TDD
17 98 (6.10%) Fintech
17 98 (6.10%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 242 (15.07%) SQL
2 239 (14.88%) Java
3 195 (12.14%) Python
4 170 (10.59%) JavaScript
5 168 (10.46%) C#
6 72 (4.48%) C++
7 61 (3.80%) C
8 57 (3.55%) PowerShell
9 51 (3.18%) Bash Shell
10 49 (3.05%) Go
11 39 (2.43%) Scala
12 32 (1.99%) ES6
13 31 (1.93%) Ruby
14 27 (1.68%) R
15 24 (1.49%) PHP
16 21 (1.31%) VB
17 19 (1.18%) T-SQL
18 18 (1.12%) TypeScript
19 16 (1.00%) VB.NET
20 15 (0.93%) Perl
Qualifications
1 347 (21.61%) Degree
2 77 (4.79%) AWS Certification
3 75 (4.67%) Computer Science Degree
4 52 (3.24%) Security Cleared
5 39 (2.43%) SC Cleared
6 31 (1.93%) PhD
7 27 (1.68%) CCNA
7 27 (1.68%) Cisco Certification
8 26 (1.62%) PMI Certification
9 25 (1.56%) Microsoft Certification
9 25 (1.56%) Numerate Degree
10 19 (1.18%) CISSP
11 17 (1.06%) Master's Degree
11 17 (1.06%) MBA
11 17 (1.06%) PMP
12 13 (0.81%) MCSE
13 12 (0.75%) CCNP
13 12 (0.75%) ISTQB
13 12 (0.75%) Postgraduate
14 11 (0.68%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 127 (7.91%) QA
2 30 (1.87%) PCI DSS
3 18 (1.12%) SLA
4 17 (1.06%) PMO
5 16 (1.00%) GDPR
6 11 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 10 (0.62%) ISO 9001
8 9 (0.56%) Data Quality
9 8 (0.50%) COBIT
10 6 (0.37%) HIPAA
11 3 (0.19%) NIST
12 1 (0.062%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 1 (0.062%) JSP 440
12 1 (0.062%) PSD2
System Software
1 69 (4.30%) Docker
2 57 (3.55%) Active Directory
3 12 (0.75%) Apache Flume
3 12 (0.75%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (0.62%) Squid
5 9 (0.56%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 8 (0.50%) GridGain
7 6 (0.37%) Hyper-V
8 5 (0.31%) Firmware
8 5 (0.31%) VirtualBox
9 3 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (0.12%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 2 (0.12%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (0.12%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.062%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 130 (8.09%) Kubernetes
2 59 (3.67%) Ansible
3 39 (2.43%) Terraform
4 35 (2.18%) Puppet
5 18 (1.12%) Mesos
6 17 (1.06%) Opscode Chef
7 12 (0.75%) CA Service Virtualization
7 12 (0.75%) Marathon
8 11 (0.68%) Salt
9 8 (0.50%) HP Fortify
9 8 (0.50%) Nessus
9 8 (0.50%) Nmap
10 5 (0.31%) Ambari
10 5 (0.31%) Packer
10 5 (0.31%) WSUS
11 4 (0.25%) SCCM
11 4 (0.25%) SELinux
12 2 (0.12%) Microsoft Intune
12 2 (0.12%) SCOM
12 2 (0.12%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 288 (17.93%) Microsoft
2 147 (9.15%) Google
3 145 (9.03%) Oracle
4 100 (6.23%) hybris
4 100 (6.23%) SAP
5 85 (5.29%) Adobe
6 79 (4.92%) Sitecore
7 67 (4.17%) Salesforce.com
8 42 (2.62%) ATG
9 33 (2.05%) Tableau
10 31 (1.93%) Elastic Path
10 31 (1.93%) Interwoven
11 23 (1.43%) IBM
12 21 (1.31%) VMware
13 20 (1.25%) Hyperion
14 18 (1.12%) Red Hat
15 14 (0.87%) HP
16 13 (0.81%) Cisco
16 13 (0.81%) Vertica
17 12 (0.75%) Talend