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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 15 August 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Creative Thinking
UK
6 months to
15 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 275 382 401
Rank change year-on-year +107 +19 -101
Permanent jobs citing Creative Thinking 2,348 937 461
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.40% 0.81% 0.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.47% 0.87% 0.80%
Number of salaries quoted 864 501 227
10th Percentile £34,002 £29,341 £31,250
25th Percentile £47,447 £41,750 £40,625
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £62,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +13.64% - +4.76%
75th Percentile £79,250 £75,000 £77,500
90th Percentile £99,232 £97,500 £94,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £51,250
% change year-on-year +10.00% -2.44% +13.89%

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 160,204 108,315 57,920
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 95.77% 94.09% 93.13%
Number of salaries quoted 83,315 73,224 47,036
10th Percentile £34,250 £32,500 £32,500
25th Percentile £45,000 £42,500 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,756 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +7.61% +1.37% +4.76%
75th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £73,750
90th Percentile £97,290 £92,500 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%

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 15 August 2022.

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 15 August 2022. 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
Jobs
England +118 1,983 £62,920 +14.40% 128
London +105 1,145 £68,823 +1.96% 55
UK excluding London +105 942 £55,000 +10.00% 80
Work from Home +73 904 £66,911 +11.52% 42
South East +13 252 £65,000 +18.18% 22
North of England +81 245 £54,000 +13.68% 20
North West +30 146 £55,000 +10.00% 5
East of England +16 121 £64,175 +22.24% 11
Midlands +14 115 £41,250 -17.50% 8
Yorkshire +45 98 £50,000 +8.11% 14
South West +8 89 £50,238 +3.05% 13
Scotland +12 69 £59,000 +162.22% 4
West Midlands -22 59 £48,400 +1.89% 5
East Midlands +14 56 £31,500 -43.24% 3
Wales +19 46 £59,166 +12.70% 2
Northern Ireland -15 6 £43,000 -4.44%
North East - 1 £36,167 - 1

For the 6 months to 15 August 2022, 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 1,265 (53.88%) Agile
2 996 (42.42%) Problem-Solving
3 786 (33.48%) Finance
4 773 (32.92%) Social Skills
5 583 (24.83%) Analytics
6 574 (24.45%) Analytical Skills
7 511 (21.76%) SQL
8 498 (21.21%) DevOps
9 482 (20.53%) Data Science
10 456 (19.42%) Degree
11 447 (19.04%) Banking
12 438 (18.65%) User Experience
13 434 (18.48%) Mentoring
14 430 (18.31%) Python
15 418 (17.80%) AWS
16 405 (17.25%) Software Engineering
17 403 (17.16%) JavaScript
18 375 (15.97%) Azure
19 362 (15.42%) Java
20 357 (15.20%) Coaching
21 329 (14.01%) Marketing
22 328 (13.97%) Retail
23 322 (13.71%) Docker
24 316 (13.46%) React
24 316 (13.46%) HTML
25 314 (13.37%) Kubernetes
26 311 (13.25%) Git (software)
27 309 (13.16%) CSS
28 300 (12.78%) Big Data
29 290 (12.35%) Scrum

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
1 141 (6.01%) Confluence
2 132 (5.62%) Apache Spark
3 73 (3.11%) Apache Pulsar
4 64 (2.73%) CMS
5 61 (2.60%) Apache Airflow
6 34 (1.45%) SharePoint
7 32 (1.36%) Headless CMS
8 29 (1.24%) Apache
9 14 (0.60%) WordPress
10 13 (0.55%) MS Exchange
10 13 (0.55%) SAS
11 8 (0.34%) Jupyter
12 5 (0.21%) ArcGIS
13 3 (0.13%) Ethereum
13 3 (0.13%) Hyperledger
14 2 (0.085%) Umbraco
15 1 (0.043%) Drupal
15 1 (0.043%) MQSeries
15 1 (0.043%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 120 (5.11%) Microsoft Excel
2 111 (4.73%) Sketch
3 64 (2.73%) Campfire
4 58 (2.47%) Microsoft Office
5 52 (2.21%) InVision
6 41 (1.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 35 (1.49%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 35 (1.49%) Adobe XD
8 18 (0.77%) Microsoft Project
8 18 (0.77%) Photoshop
9 16 (0.68%) Spreadsheet
10 15 (0.64%) Adobe Illustrator
11 13 (0.55%) InDesign
12 12 (0.51%) MS Visio
13 9 (0.38%) Chatbot
14 5 (0.21%) Adobe After Effects
15 4 (0.17%) CATIA
16 3 (0.13%) Acrobat
17 2 (0.085%) Adobe Premiere
17 2 (0.085%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 35 (1.49%) WebTrends
2 34 (1.45%) SessionCam
3 16 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
4 14 (0.60%) Social Studio
5 10 (0.43%) Primavera
6 7 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
7 6 (0.26%) SAP Business ByDesign
7 6 (0.26%) SAP Business One
7 6 (0.26%) SAP Hybris
8 4 (0.17%) Eloqua
8 4 (0.17%) NetSuite
9 3 (0.13%) Distributed Ledger
9 3 (0.13%) R3 Corda
10 2 (0.085%) Dynamics NAV
10 2 (0.085%) Magento
10 2 (0.085%) thinkFolio
10 2 (0.085%) Workday HCM
11 1 (0.043%) BigMachines
11 1 (0.043%) Oracle ERP
11 1 (0.043%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 418 (17.80%) AWS
2 375 (15.97%) Azure
3 205 (8.73%) GCP
4 163 (6.94%) SaaS
5 148 (6.30%) Power Platform
6 146 (6.22%) Figma
7 133 (5.66%) Serverless
8 111 (4.73%) Cloud Computing
9 110 (4.68%) AWS Lambda
10 94 (4.00%) GitHub
11 82 (3.49%) Amazon Kinesis
12 64 (2.73%) AWS CloudFormation
12 64 (2.73%) Azure DevOps
13 61 (2.60%) Google Analytics
14 56 (2.39%) Amazon S3
15 54 (2.30%) Amazon EC2
16 53 (2.26%) Amazon EMR
16 53 (2.26%) npm
17 50 (2.13%) Google Kubernetes Engine
18 36 (1.53%) Microsoft 365
Communications & Networking
1 110 (4.68%) Broadband
2 104 (4.43%) Internet
3 79 (3.36%) HTTP
4 57 (2.43%) Firewall
5 41 (1.75%) DNS
6 23 (0.98%) VoIP
7 21 (0.89%) DSL
8 19 (0.81%) TCP/IP
9 16 (0.68%) Intrusion Detection
10 13 (0.55%) WAN
10 13 (0.55%) Wireless
11 12 (0.51%) Network Security
12 9 (0.38%) BGP
12 9 (0.38%) MPLS
12 9 (0.38%) RIP
13 8 (0.34%) DHCP
14 7 (0.30%) 5G
14 7 (0.30%) Ethernet
14 7 (0.30%) Junos
14 7 (0.30%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 300 (12.78%) Big Data
2 200 (8.52%) NoSQL
3 138 (5.88%) Power BI
4 128 (5.45%) SQL Server
5 125 (5.32%) MongoDB
6 117 (4.98%) Apache Cassandra
6 117 (4.98%) HBase
7 115 (4.90%) Elasticsearch
7 115 (4.90%) Hadoop
8 90 (3.83%) Flink
9 87 (3.71%) Tableau
10 84 (3.58%) DynamoDB
11 76 (3.24%) Amazon Redshift
12 73 (3.11%) Data Warehouse
13 69 (2.94%) MySQL
14 63 (2.68%) Amazon Athena
15 58 (2.47%) Relational Database
16 57 (2.43%) Data Lake
16 57 (2.43%) Presto
17 52 (2.21%) Electronic Patient Records
Development Applications
1 311 (13.25%) Git (software)
2 206 (8.77%) Jenkins
3 205 (8.73%) JIRA
4 78 (3.32%) Maven
5 76 (3.24%) Selenium
6 45 (1.92%) Cypress.io
6 45 (1.92%) JUnit
6 45 (1.92%) Mocha
7 44 (1.87%) CircleCI
8 39 (1.66%) Axure RP
8 39 (1.66%) Jasmine
8 39 (1.66%) SonarQube
9 34 (1.45%) webpack
10 32 (1.36%) Bitbucket
10 32 (1.36%) GitLab
11 29 (1.24%) Storybook
11 29 (1.24%) Visual Studio
12 28 (1.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 26 (1.11%) Cucumber
13 26 (1.11%) IDA Disassembler
General
1 786 (33.48%) Finance
2 773 (32.92%) Social Skills
3 574 (24.45%) Analytical Skills
4 447 (19.04%) Banking
5 329 (14.01%) Marketing
6 328 (13.97%) Retail
7 237 (10.09%) Games
8 235 (10.01%) Inclusion and Diversity
9 172 (7.33%) Presentation Skills
10 107 (4.56%) Public Sector
11 100 (4.26%) Advertising
12 97 (4.13%) Pharmaceutical
13 75 (3.19%) Influencing Skills
14 72 (3.07%) Organisational Skills
15 67 (2.85%) Legal
16 64 (2.73%) Manufacturing
17 55 (2.34%) Law
18 54 (2.30%) Retail Banking
19 52 (2.21%) Financial Institution
20 50 (2.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 352 (14.99%) Developer
2 270 (11.50%) Analyst
3 218 (9.28%) Software Engineer
4 161 (6.86%) Designer
5 117 (4.98%) Senior Developer
6 110 (4.68%) Architect
7 102 (4.34%) Consultant
8 95 (4.05%) Senior Manager
9 91 (3.88%) Product Manager
10 86 (3.66%) Business Analyst
11 72 (3.07%) React Developer
11 72 (3.07%) Software Developer
12 68 (2.90%) Data Engineer
13 63 (2.68%) Full Stack Developer
14 61 (2.60%) Senior Designer
14 61 (2.60%) UX Designer
15 60 (2.56%) Data Analyst
16 56 (2.39%) Lead Software Engineer
17 55 (2.34%) DevOps Engineer
18 53 (2.26%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 316 (13.46%) HTML
1 316 (13.46%) React
2 309 (13.16%) CSS
3 200 (8.52%) Node.js
4 176 (7.50%) REST
5 170 (7.24%) .NET
6 158 (6.73%) Kafka
7 116 (4.94%) Spring
8 115 (4.90%) Sass
9 105 (4.47%) Web Services
10 103 (4.39%) RESTful
11 102 (4.34%) JSON
12 99 (4.22%) HTML5
13 98 (4.17%) Spring Boot
14 71 (3.02%) Redux
15 69 (2.94%) Jest
16 67 (2.85%) AngularJS
17 52 (2.21%) CSS3
18 50 (2.13%) Apache NiFi
19 49 (2.09%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 438 (18.65%) User Experience
2 205 (8.73%) Mobile App
3 182 (7.75%) Social Media
4 150 (6.39%) Self-Motivation
5 147 (6.26%) Management Information System
6 138 (5.88%) Hackathon
7 129 (5.49%) Cloud Native
8 119 (5.07%) Data Structures
9 118 (5.03%) Virtual Team
10 117 (4.98%) Blog
11 108 (4.60%) Algorithms
12 71 (3.02%) Social Network
13 61 (2.60%) Online Banking
14 49 (2.09%) Blockchain
15 47 (2.00%) Digital Currency
16 46 (1.96%) Enterprise Software
16 46 (1.96%) Greenfield Project
17 32 (1.36%) Analytical Mindset
18 31 (1.32%) Private Cloud
19 30 (1.28%) Cyber Kill Chain
Operating Systems
1 162 (6.90%) Windows
2 161 (6.86%) Linux
3 147 (6.26%) Android
4 131 (5.58%) Apple iOS
5 29 (1.24%) Windows Server
6 18 (0.77%) Unix
7 12 (0.51%) Windows 10
8 6 (0.26%) Mac OS
9 4 (0.17%) Tizen
9 4 (0.17%) webOS
10 3 (0.13%) Windows Server 2016
11 2 (0.085%) VMS
11 2 (0.085%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.085%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.085%) Windows Server 2019
12 1 (0.043%) Debian
12 1 (0.043%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.043%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,265 (53.88%) Agile
2 996 (42.42%) Problem-Solving
3 583 (24.83%) Analytics
4 498 (21.21%) DevOps
5 482 (20.53%) Data Science
6 434 (18.48%) Mentoring
7 405 (17.25%) Software Engineering
8 357 (15.20%) Coaching
9 290 (12.35%) Scrum
10 282 (12.01%) CI/CD
11 271 (11.54%) UX Design
12 269 (11.46%) Test Automation
13 268 (11.41%) Collaborative Working
14 248 (10.56%) Continuous Integration
15 242 (10.31%) Continuous Improvement
16 239 (10.18%) Visualisation
17 217 (9.24%) Stakeholder Management
17 217 (9.24%) User Stories
18 216 (9.20%) Business Strategy
19 214 (9.11%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 511 (21.76%) SQL
2 430 (18.31%) Python
3 403 (17.16%) JavaScript
4 362 (15.42%) Java
5 214 (9.11%) TypeScript
6 155 (6.60%) Scala
7 139 (5.92%) C#
8 65 (2.77%) Apple Swift
9 63 (2.68%) Go
10 57 (2.43%) Kotlin
11 55 (2.34%) PowerShell
12 53 (2.26%) Bash
13 52 (2.21%) Ruby
14 48 (2.04%) C
15 46 (1.96%) Groovy
16 42 (1.79%) Objective-C
17 39 (1.66%) R
18 35 (1.49%) ES7
19 20 (0.85%) C++
19 20 (0.85%) PHP
Qualifications
1 456 (19.42%) Degree
2 71 (3.02%) Security Cleared
3 59 (2.51%) Computer Science Degree
4 55 (2.34%) Master's Degree
5 54 (2.30%) SC Cleared
6 38 (1.62%) CISA
7 31 (1.32%) DV Cleared
8 29 (1.24%) Microsoft Certification
9 26 (1.11%) Postgraduate
10 23 (0.98%) ICAEW
10 23 (0.98%) ISACA
11 20 (0.85%) CISSP
12 19 (0.81%) OSCP
13 17 (0.72%) CREST Certified
14 15 (0.64%) Cisco Certification
14 15 (0.64%) PMI Certification
15 12 (0.51%) CISM
15 12 (0.51%) Numerate Degree
15 12 (0.51%) PMP
16 11 (0.47%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 166 (7.07%) QA
2 107 (4.56%) GDPR
3 73 (3.11%) SLA
4 55 (2.34%) Accessibility
5 47 (2.00%) Data Quality
6 30 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 25 (1.06%) PMO
8 20 (0.85%) Cyber Essentials
9 15 (0.64%) NIST
10 11 (0.47%) WCAG
11 10 (0.43%) HL7
12 8 (0.34%) GxP
13 6 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 5 (0.21%) PCI DSS
15 4 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 4 (0.17%) P3O
16 3 (0.13%) GRC
17 2 (0.085%) Actionable Recommendations
18 1 (0.043%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
18 1 (0.043%) IFRS
System Software
1 322 (13.71%) Docker
2 50 (2.13%) Apache Flume
3 40 (1.70%) Active Directory
4 34 (1.45%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 15 (0.64%) VMware Infrastructure
6 10 (0.43%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (0.13%) Firmware
7 3 (0.13%) Hyper-V
7 3 (0.13%) vSphere
8 1 (0.043%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.043%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.043%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 314 (13.37%) Kubernetes
2 165 (7.03%) Terraform
3 93 (3.96%) Ansible
4 50 (2.13%) Oozie
5 37 (1.58%) Grafana
5 37 (1.58%) Prometheus
6 27 (1.15%) Kibana
7 21 (0.89%) Graphite
7 21 (0.89%) Packer
7 21 (0.89%) StatsD
8 19 (0.81%) Istio
9 15 (0.64%) Single Sign-On
10 13 (0.55%) Microsoft Intune
10 13 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
11 8 (0.34%) Nagios
12 7 (0.30%) HP Fortify
12 7 (0.30%) SCCM
13 5 (0.21%) Pingdom
14 4 (0.17%) Graylog
14 4 (0.17%) Suricata
Vendors
1 229 (9.75%) Microsoft
2 180 (7.67%) Google
3 124 (5.28%) Adobe
4 95 (4.05%) Salesforce.com
5 81 (3.45%) Facebook
6 51 (2.17%) Cloudera
7 48 (2.04%) Cisco
8 46 (1.96%) Splunk
9 39 (1.66%) Databricks
10 37 (1.58%) SAP
10 37 (1.58%) Teradata
11 36 (1.53%) Apple
11 36 (1.53%) Oracle
12 34 (1.45%) Hotjar
12 34 (1.45%) Tealeaf
12 34 (1.45%) Tealium
13 24 (1.02%) ServiceNow
13 24 (1.02%) Xamarin
14 21 (0.89%) PagerDuty
14 21 (0.89%) Pardot