Period
to 22 July 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 22 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Creative Thinking
UK
6 months to
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 319 485 489
Rank change year-on-year +166 +4 -4
Permanent jobs citing Creative Thinking 1,740 1,044 1,256
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.00% 0.58% 0.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.11% 0.64% 0.69%
Number of salaries quoted 998 703 997
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +2.27% -2.22%
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £73,500 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.50% - -

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 157,196 162,159 182,210
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 90.64% 90.75% 90.02%
Number of salaries quoted 125,542 130,269 151,690
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% -
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +1.19%

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 22 July 2018.

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 22 July 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 +158 1,644 £47,500 +5.56% 175
UK excluding London +173 984 £41,000 +2.50% 114
London +115 725 £61,500 +2.50% 72
East of England +168 294 £42,500 +6.25% 37
North of England +57 200 £42,500 +21.43% 17
South East +4 188 £55,000 +26.44% 23
Midlands +110 156 £30,000 -29.41% 14
North West +53 127 £42,500 - 10
West Midlands +113 106 £30,000 -28.14% 10
South West +17 71 £47,500 +18.75% 12
Scotland +29 65 £53,750 +43.33% 8
Yorkshire +23 64 £45,000 +44.00% 7
East Midlands +30 56 £32,500 -27.78% 4
North East -16 9 £42,500 +21.43%
Wales +17 6 £40,000 +40.35% 1
Northern Ireland -4 4 £32,500 -2.99%

For the 6 months to 22 July 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.

1 686 (39.43%) Finance
2 573 (32.93%) Agile Software Development
3 351 (20.17%) Problem-Solving
4 348 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
5 318 (18.28%) SQL
6 293 (16.84%) Degree
7 276 (15.86%) JavaScript
8 267 (15.34%) Marketing
9 249 (14.31%) Software Engineering
10 238 (13.68%) Analytics
11 233 (13.39%) HTML
12 232 (13.33%) Microsoft
13 218 (12.53%) .NET
14 215 (12.36%) Retail
15 193 (11.09%) Microsoft Azure
16 192 (11.03%) Project Management
17 188 (10.80%) Java
18 178 (10.23%) Scrum
19 175 (10.06%) C#
20 174 (10.00%) Oracle
21 166 (9.54%) SQL Server
22 159 (9.14%) E-Commerce
23 158 (9.08%) User Experience
24 156 (8.97%) CSS
25 154 (8.85%) Python
26 152 (8.74%) Stakeholder Management
27 148 (8.51%) DevOps
28 147 (8.45%) Google
29 139 (7.99%) Amazon AWS
30 137 (7.87%) Self-Motivation

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 76 (4.37%) CMS
2 38 (2.18%) Elasticsearch
3 35 (2.01%) Sitecore CMS
4 34 (1.95%) Apache Spark
5 32 (1.84%) SAS
6 20 (1.15%) SharePoint
7 19 (1.09%) Apache
8 17 (0.98%) Confluence
9 14 (0.80%) Apache Solr
10 12 (0.69%) OpenStack
10 12 (0.69%) Tomcat
10 12 (0.69%) WordPress
11 10 (0.57%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 10 (0.57%) Drupal
12 9 (0.52%) Moodle
12 9 (0.52%) MS Exchange
12 9 (0.52%) nginx
13 7 (0.40%) IIS
13 7 (0.40%) WebLogic
14 6 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 84 (4.83%) Microsoft Office
2 79 (4.54%) Microsoft Excel
3 47 (2.70%) Photoshop
4 37 (2.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 28 (1.61%) Microsoft Project
6 18 (1.03%) Adobe Illustrator
6 18 (1.03%) Spreadsheet
7 15 (0.86%) MS Visio
8 13 (0.75%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 12 (0.69%) InVision
10 10 (0.57%) Chatbot
10 10 (0.57%) SPSS
11 4 (0.23%) AutoCAD
12 3 (0.17%) InDesign
13 2 (0.11%) Acrobat
13 2 (0.11%) Adobe After Effects
13 2 (0.11%) Adobe Premiere
14 1 (0.057%) Adobe Captivate
14 1 (0.057%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 66 (3.79%) SAP Hybris
2 15 (0.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (0.86%) Payment Gateway
3 10 (0.57%) SDL Web 8
4 9 (0.52%) Oracle Financials
5 8 (0.46%) Oracle Retail
6 5 (0.29%) Aareon QL
6 5 (0.29%) Academy Housing
6 5 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
6 5 (0.29%) MIS ActiveH
6 5 (0.29%) Northgate Housing
6 5 (0.29%) OPENContractor
6 5 (0.29%) OPENHousing
6 5 (0.29%) Orchard Housing
6 5 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
6 5 (0.29%) Servitor
7 4 (0.23%) Oracle ERP
7 4 (0.23%) Sentinel
8 3 (0.17%) SAP MM
8 3 (0.17%) SAP PSCD
Cloud Services
1 193 (11.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 139 (7.99%) Amazon AWS
3 56 (3.22%) SaaS
4 51 (2.93%) AdWords
5 43 (2.47%) Cloud Computing
6 29 (1.67%) Google Analytics
7 26 (1.49%) GitHub
8 22 (1.26%) IaaS
9 20 (1.15%) Office 365
10 19 (1.09%) Serverless
11 17 (0.98%) MailChimp
12 15 (0.86%) Amazon EC2
13 14 (0.80%) Amazon S3
13 14 (0.80%) AWS Lambda
13 14 (0.80%) Google Cloud Platform
14 12 (0.69%) Dynamics 365
15 11 (0.63%) AWS CloudFormation
16 9 (0.52%) Amazon ELB
16 9 (0.52%) Slack
16 9 (0.52%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 44 (2.53%) Firewall
2 37 (2.13%) HTTP
3 23 (1.32%) NFC
4 21 (1.21%) Internet
5 20 (1.15%) Network Security
6 17 (0.98%) SAN
7 15 (0.86%) SMS
8 12 (0.69%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
9 11 (0.63%) WAN
10 10 (0.57%) Broadband
10 10 (0.57%) DNS
11 7 (0.40%) MPLS
11 7 (0.40%) Wireless
12 6 (0.34%) Skype
12 6 (0.34%) TCP/IP
12 6 (0.34%) Wireshark
13 5 (0.29%) 5G
13 5 (0.29%) Cisco ASA
13 5 (0.29%) Cisco IOS
13 5 (0.29%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 166 (9.54%) SQL Server
2 83 (4.77%) NoSQL
3 75 (4.31%) Power BI
4 72 (4.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 66 (3.79%) Relational Database
6 60 (3.45%) MySQL
7 56 (3.22%) Big Data
8 55 (3.16%) Blockchain
9 49 (2.82%) Data Warehouse
10 45 (2.59%) MongoDB
11 40 (2.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 39 (2.24%) Hadoop
13 37 (2.13%) PostgreSQL
14 36 (2.07%) Apache Cassandra
14 36 (2.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 28 (1.61%) Amazon Redshift
16 22 (1.26%) QlikView
17 20 (1.15%) Apache Hive
18 19 (1.09%) BusinessObjects
18 19 (1.09%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 115 (6.61%) Git (software)
2 43 (2.47%) Jenkins
3 38 (2.18%) JIRA
4 36 (2.07%) Selenium
5 25 (1.44%) JUnit
6 24 (1.38%) Subversion
7 22 (1.26%) Mercurial
8 21 (1.21%) Maven
8 21 (1.21%) Protractor
8 21 (1.21%) Visual Studio
9 18 (1.03%) SoapUI
10 17 (0.98%) Sonatype Nexus
11 14 (0.80%) TestNG
12 12 (0.69%) Team Foundation Server
13 11 (0.63%) Bitbucket
13 11 (0.63%) SonarQube
14 10 (0.57%) Burp Suite
14 10 (0.57%) gulp
14 10 (0.57%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 9 (0.52%) NUnit
General
1 686 (39.43%) Finance
2 267 (15.34%) Marketing
3 215 (12.36%) Retail
4 100 (5.75%) Telecoms
5 85 (4.89%) Banking
6 48 (2.76%) Legal
7 34 (1.95%) Games
8 29 (1.67%) Retail Banking
9 26 (1.49%) Billing
10 24 (1.38%) Electronics
11 19 (1.09%) Advertising
12 15 (0.86%) German Language
12 15 (0.86%) Manufacturing
13 12 (0.69%) Publishing
14 11 (0.63%) Back Office
14 11 (0.63%) Law
15 6 (0.34%) Financial Institution
15 6 (0.34%) French Language
15 6 (0.34%) Investment Banking
16 5 (0.29%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 349 (20.06%) Developer
2 148 (8.51%) Architect
3 145 (8.33%) Analyst
4 118 (6.78%) Consultant
5 85 (4.89%) Solutions Architect
6 80 (4.60%) Delivery Manager
7 77 (4.43%) Business Analyst
8 72 (4.14%) .NET Developer
9 66 (3.79%) Java Developer
10 64 (3.68%) Software Engineer
11 58 (3.33%) Software Developer
12 57 (3.28%) Senior Developer
13 56 (3.22%) Designer
13 56 (3.22%) Project Manager
14 52 (2.99%) Senior Consultant
15 44 (2.53%) Technical Leader
16 43 (2.47%) Security Specialist
17 42 (2.41%) E-Commerce Manager
17 42 (2.41%) Technical Manager
18 39 (2.24%) Technical Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 233 (13.39%) HTML
2 218 (12.53%) .NET
3 156 (8.97%) CSS
4 126 (7.24%) Web Services
5 87 (5.00%) Spring
6 85 (4.89%) HTML5
7 82 (4.71%) Node.js
8 81 (4.66%) ASP.NET
9 78 (4.48%) AngularJS
10 74 (4.25%) React
11 59 (3.39%) ASP.NET MVC
12 54 (3.10%) jQuery
13 51 (2.93%) REST
14 49 (2.82%) JSON
15 48 (2.76%) XML
16 44 (2.53%) ASP.NET Web API
17 37 (2.13%) Hibernate
18 36 (2.07%) SOAP
19 35 (2.01%) CSS3
19 35 (2.01%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 348 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 158 (9.08%) User Experience
3 137 (7.87%) Self-Motivation
4 129 (7.41%) Fintech
5 104 (5.98%) Computer Science
6 76 (4.37%) Virtual Team
7 58 (3.33%) Management Information System
8 57 (3.28%) Social Media
9 55 (3.16%) Mobile App
10 33 (1.90%) Life Science
11 28 (1.61%) Data Centre
12 27 (1.55%) Algorithms
13 24 (1.38%) Graphic Design
13 24 (1.38%) iPad
14 23 (1.32%) Contactless
14 23 (1.32%) Data Structures
14 23 (1.32%) EMV
14 23 (1.32%) Mobile Payment
14 23 (1.32%) Smartcard
15 17 (0.98%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 128 (7.36%) Linux
2 72 (4.14%) Windows
3 56 (3.22%) Apple iOS
4 44 (2.53%) Android
5 36 (2.07%) Unix
6 16 (0.92%) Windows Server
7 7 (0.40%) Ubuntu
8 6 (0.34%) CentOS
8 6 (0.34%) Windows 7
9 5 (0.29%) Amazon Linux
9 5 (0.29%) Windows 10
10 4 (0.23%) Mac OS X
10 4 (0.23%) Oracle Linux
10 4 (0.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (0.23%) Solaris
10 4 (0.23%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.057%) Debian
11 1 (0.057%) Kali Linux
11 1 (0.057%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 573 (32.93%) Agile Software Development
2 351 (20.17%) Problem-Solving
3 249 (14.31%) Software Engineering
4 238 (13.68%) Analytics
5 192 (11.03%) Project Management
6 178 (10.23%) Scrum
7 159 (9.14%) E-Commerce
8 152 (8.74%) Stakeholder Management
9 148 (8.51%) DevOps
10 132 (7.59%) Strategic Thinking
11 130 (7.47%) Mentoring
12 129 (7.41%) Time Management
13 127 (7.30%) OO
14 119 (6.84%) Business Intelligence
14 119 (6.84%) TDD
15 118 (6.78%) Continuous Improvement
16 104 (5.98%) Microservices
17 102 (5.86%) Business Development
18 95 (5.46%) ETL
19 91 (5.23%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 318 (18.28%) SQL
2 276 (15.86%) JavaScript
3 188 (10.80%) Java
4 175 (10.06%) C#
5 154 (8.85%) Python
6 58 (3.33%) PHP
7 42 (2.41%) VB.NET
8 39 (2.24%) PowerShell
9 37 (2.13%) T-SQL
10 36 (2.07%) R
11 35 (2.01%) C
12 29 (1.67%) Java 8
13 26 (1.49%) C++
14 24 (1.38%) ES6
15 18 (1.03%) VB
16 16 (0.92%) TypeScript
17 15 (0.86%) Perl
17 15 (0.86%) Ruby
17 15 (0.86%) Scala
18 13 (0.75%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 293 (16.84%) Degree
2 41 (2.36%) Master's Degree
3 35 (2.01%) CISSP
4 26 (1.49%) PMI Certification
5 22 (1.26%) HND
6 20 (1.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 16 (0.92%) Security Cleared
8 15 (0.86%) Computer Science Degree
8 15 (0.86%) PhD
9 14 (0.80%) CISM
9 14 (0.80%) PMP
10 12 (0.69%) Cisco Certification
11 9 (0.52%) CCNP
11 9 (0.52%) CREST Certified
11 9 (0.52%) DBS Check
12 8 (0.46%) CISA
12 8 (0.46%) CRISC
12 8 (0.46%) Numerate Degree
13 7 (0.40%) CESG Certified Professional
13 7 (0.40%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 107 (6.15%) QA
2 37 (2.13%) PCI DSS
3 36 (2.07%) PMO
4 28 (1.61%) SLA
5 27 (1.55%) Data Quality
6 11 (0.63%) GDPR
6 11 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (0.23%) COBIT
7 4 (0.23%) Cyber Essentials
7 4 (0.23%) WAI
8 3 (0.17%) Actionable Recommendations
8 3 (0.17%) COSO
8 3 (0.17%) ISO 26262
8 3 (0.17%) MISRA
8 3 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.11%) IFRS
10 1 (0.057%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 1 (0.057%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 1 (0.057%) ISO 31000
10 1 (0.057%) JSP 440
System Software
1 62 (3.56%) Docker
2 29 (1.67%) Active Directory
3 25 (1.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (0.46%) KVM
5 7 (0.40%) HDFS
5 7 (0.40%) Hyper-V
5 7 (0.40%) QEMU
6 4 (0.23%) XenApp
6 4 (0.23%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.11%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.11%) Shibboleth
7 2 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.057%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
8 1 (0.057%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.057%) Snort
8 1 (0.057%) Xen
Systems Management
1 42 (2.41%) Puppet
2 40 (2.30%) Opscode Chef
3 38 (2.18%) Ansible
4 32 (1.84%) Nessus
5 29 (1.67%) Kubernetes
6 17 (0.98%) QRadar
7 12 (0.69%) Terraform
8 7 (0.40%) SCCM
9 5 (0.29%) AirWatch
9 5 (0.29%) Aspera SmartTrack
9 5 (0.29%) Failover Clustering
9 5 (0.29%) Kibana
9 5 (0.29%) Nagios
9 5 (0.29%) Single Sign-On
10 4 (0.23%) EMC NetWorker
10 4 (0.23%) WebInspect
10 4 (0.23%) yum
11 3 (0.17%) cPanel
11 3 (0.17%) HP Quality Center
11 3 (0.17%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 232 (13.33%) Microsoft
2 174 (10.00%) Oracle
3 147 (8.45%) Google
4 102 (5.86%) SAP
5 82 (4.71%) Tableau
6 75 (4.31%) hybris
7 70 (4.02%) Twitter
8 66 (3.79%) Adobe
9 50 (2.87%) Sitecore
10 48 (2.76%) Salesforce.com
11 43 (2.47%) IBM
12 39 (2.24%) ATG
13 38 (2.18%) Informatica
14 35 (2.01%) VMware
15 32 (1.84%) Talend
16 31 (1.78%) Facebook
16 31 (1.78%) McAfee
17 28 (1.61%) Cisco
17 28 (1.61%) MicroStrategy
18 27 (1.55%) Qualys