Period
to 20 November 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 20 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Creative Thinking
UK
6 months to
20 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 313 391 511
Rank change year-on-year +78 +120 +1
Permanent jobs citing Creative Thinking 1,343 1,298 1,016
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.98% 0.80% 0.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.07% 0.87% 0.61%
Number of salaries quoted 626 719 588
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.17% +6.67%
10th Percentile £26,500 £26,750 £25,750
90th Percentile £87,500 £76,500 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +9.76% -3.53%

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 125,565 149,807 165,898
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.04% 91.83% 92.20%
Number of salaries quoted 99,277 119,197 131,290
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +4.17%
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,000 £28,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65% +1.18%

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 20 November 2019.

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 20 November 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 +67 1,273 £51,871 +3.40% 138
London +85 763 £60,000 +4.35% 46
UK excluding London +17 539 £45,000 - 107
South East +30 161 £45,000 -14.29% 18
North of England +78 160 £52,500 +13.25% 33
North West +65 105 £47,500 +2.83% 20
East of England +9 76 £40,000 -5.88% 15
South West +5 53 £45,000 +12.50% 14
Midlands +17 50 £32,000 +6.67% 12
Yorkshire +28 42 £55,000 +10.00% 7
Scotland +21 36 £42,500 -19.05% 6
West Midlands +10 32 £45,000 +50.00% 6
East Midlands +24 18 £31,500 +14.55% 6
North East +30 13 £55,000 +50.68% 6
Isle of Man - 2 £49,000 -
Wales 0 1 - - 7

For the 6 months to 20 November 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.

1 575 (42.81%) Agile Software Development
2 451 (33.58%) Problem-Solving
3 351 (26.14%) Finance
4 347 (25.84%) Analytical Skills
5 296 (22.04%) Software Engineering
6 295 (21.97%) Microsoft
7 288 (21.44%) Azure
8 271 (20.18%) Degree
9 266 (19.81%) DevOps
10 213 (15.86%) AWS
11 210 (15.64%) Marketing
12 205 (15.26%) SQL
13 192 (14.30%) JavaScript
14 183 (13.63%) Analytics
15 173 (12.88%) .NET
16 168 (12.51%) Project Management
17 167 (12.43%) HTML
18 164 (12.21%) Java
19 159 (11.84%) Computer Science
20 150 (11.17%) Stakeholder Management
21 146 (10.87%) Microservices
22 136 (10.13%) Python
22 136 (10.13%) Google
23 135 (10.05%) Migration
23 135 (10.05%) CSS
24 134 (9.98%) Retail
25 132 (9.83%) Scrum
26 131 (9.75%) C#
27 125 (9.31%) Kubernetes
28 121 (9.01%) User Experience

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 80 (5.96%) CMS
2 54 (4.02%) SharePoint
3 35 (2.61%) Apache Spark
4 33 (2.46%) Confluence
5 30 (2.23%) Apache Solr
6 28 (2.08%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 19 (1.41%) Apache
7 19 (1.41%) Sitecore CMS
8 17 (1.27%) Elasticsearch
8 17 (1.27%) IIS
9 16 (1.19%) nginx
10 15 (1.12%) SAS
11 11 (0.82%) BizTalk Server
11 11 (0.82%) WebSphere
12 7 (0.52%) WordPress
13 5 (0.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 5 (0.37%) Skype for Business
14 4 (0.30%) GeoServer
15 3 (0.22%) MS Exchange
15 3 (0.22%) Smallworld
Applications
1 61 (4.54%) Microsoft Office
2 52 (3.87%) Microsoft Excel
3 35 (2.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 23 (1.71%) Microsoft Project
5 21 (1.56%) InVision
5 21 (1.56%) Sketch
6 18 (1.34%) Photoshop
7 11 (0.82%) MS Visio
8 10 (0.74%) Adobe Illustrator
9 9 (0.67%) Zeplin
10 8 (0.60%) Spreadsheet
11 7 (0.52%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 6 (0.45%) InDesign
13 4 (0.30%) Figma
13 4 (0.30%) Marvel
13 4 (0.30%) SPSS
14 3 (0.22%) Chatbot
15 2 (0.15%) Adobe XD
16 1 (0.074%) Adobe Premiere
16 1 (0.074%) Edge Animate
Business Applications
1 30 (2.23%) SAP Hybris
2 27 (2.01%) Dynamics CRM
3 24 (1.79%) Magento
3 24 (1.79%) SDL Web 8
4 13 (0.97%) Dynamics AX
5 11 (0.82%) Remedy ITSM
6 7 (0.52%) Distributed Ledger
7 5 (0.37%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
8 4 (0.30%) NetSuite
9 3 (0.22%) Eloqua
9 3 (0.22%) Oracle Payables
9 3 (0.22%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 2 (0.15%) Oracle Assets
10 2 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
10 2 (0.15%) Oracle General Ledger
10 2 (0.15%) Oracle Payroll
10 2 (0.15%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
10 2 (0.15%) SAP CRM
10 2 (0.15%) SAP HR
10 2 (0.15%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 288 (21.44%) Azure
2 213 (15.86%) AWS
3 73 (5.44%) GCP
4 64 (4.77%) PaaS
5 62 (4.62%) Cloud Computing
6 47 (3.50%) Power Platform
7 40 (2.98%) Office 365
8 36 (2.68%) SaaS
9 22 (1.64%) Google Analytics
9 22 (1.64%) npm
10 19 (1.41%) Dynamics 365
11 18 (1.34%) Serverless
12 16 (1.19%) Amazon EKS
12 16 (1.19%) AWS CloudFormation
12 16 (1.19%) Stackdriver
13 11 (0.82%) Runscope
13 11 (0.82%) Sauce Labs
14 10 (0.74%) G Suite
15 8 (0.60%) GitHub
16 6 (0.45%) Siri
Communications & Networking
1 76 (5.66%) Internet
2 46 (3.43%) HTTP
3 43 (3.20%) Firewall
4 35 (2.61%) Skype
5 30 (2.23%) TCP/IP
6 20 (1.49%) Network Security
7 16 (1.19%) DHCP
7 16 (1.19%) DNS
8 15 (1.12%) Intranet
9 12 (0.89%) BGP
9 12 (0.89%) OSPF
9 12 (0.89%) Wireless
10 10 (0.74%) WAN
11 9 (0.67%) HTTPS
11 9 (0.67%) VLAN
12 8 (0.60%) H.323
12 8 (0.60%) RTP
13 7 (0.52%) VPN
14 6 (0.45%) NFC
14 6 (0.45%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 115 (8.56%) Big Data
2 90 (6.70%) SQL Server
3 83 (6.18%) Relational Database
4 54 (4.02%) RDBMS
5 47 (3.50%) Power BI
6 32 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
7 26 (1.94%) NoSQL
8 24 (1.79%) Endeca
9 21 (1.56%) Hadoop
10 18 (1.34%) MySQL
11 16 (1.19%) Data Mining
11 16 (1.19%) Redis
11 16 (1.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 14 (1.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 12 (0.89%) Apache Hive
13 12 (0.89%) Electronic Patient Records
13 12 (0.89%) MongoDB
14 11 (0.82%) Blockchain
14 11 (0.82%) BusinessObjects
15 10 (0.74%) GIS
Development Applications
1 89 (6.63%) Git (software)
2 65 (4.84%) JIRA
3 51 (3.80%) Jenkins
3 51 (3.80%) Selenium
4 27 (2.01%) Subversion
5 25 (1.86%) CircleCI
5 25 (1.86%) Team Foundation Server
6 21 (1.56%) Bower
7 19 (1.41%) Sonatype Nexus
8 18 (1.34%) TeamCity
9 17 (1.27%) SonarQube
10 16 (1.19%) git-flow
11 14 (1.04%) Appium
11 14 (1.04%) Visual Studio
12 13 (0.97%) WebDriver
13 12 (0.89%) Cucumber
13 12 (0.89%) HP UFT
14 11 (0.82%) Fiddler
15 9 (0.67%) Bitbucket
16 8 (0.60%) Gerrit
General
1 351 (26.14%) Finance
2 210 (15.64%) Marketing
3 134 (9.98%) Retail
4 110 (8.19%) Banking
5 59 (4.39%) Telecoms
6 38 (2.83%) Billing
7 34 (2.53%) Pharmaceutical
8 29 (2.16%) Games
9 28 (2.08%) Public Sector
10 27 (2.01%) Aerospace
11 23 (1.71%) Multimedia
12 22 (1.64%) Manufacturing
13 19 (1.41%) Publishing
14 15 (1.12%) Legal
14 15 (1.12%) Retail Banking
15 14 (1.04%) Electronics
16 11 (0.82%) Front Office
16 11 (0.82%) Law
17 8 (0.60%) Advertising
18 7 (0.52%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 179 (13.33%) Architect
1 179 (13.33%) Developer
2 148 (11.02%) Solutions Architect
3 87 (6.48%) Analyst
4 83 (6.18%) Software Engineer
5 70 (5.21%) Cloud Architect
5 70 (5.21%) Cloud Solutions Architect
6 56 (4.17%) Consultant
7 51 (3.80%) Junior
8 48 (3.57%) Data Scientist
9 45 (3.35%) Project Manager
10 41 (3.05%) Product Owner
11 39 (2.90%) Senior Developer
12 36 (2.68%) Business Manager
12 36 (2.68%) C# Developer
12 36 (2.68%) Development Manager
12 36 (2.68%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 35 (2.61%) Cloud Engineer
14 34 (2.53%) Azure Architect
15 33 (2.46%) Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 173 (12.88%) .NET
2 167 (12.43%) HTML
3 135 (10.05%) CSS
4 76 (5.66%) Node.js
5 55 (4.10%) AngularJS
6 50 (3.72%) REST
6 50 (3.72%) Web Services
7 48 (3.57%) RESTful
8 45 (3.35%) React
8 45 (3.35%) XML
9 43 (3.20%) ASP.NET
10 42 (3.13%) Sass
11 32 (2.38%) HTML5
12 29 (2.16%) ASP.NET MVC
13 28 (2.08%) CSS3
14 27 (2.01%) .NET Framework
15 26 (1.94%) J2EE
15 26 (1.94%) jQuery
16 25 (1.86%) Spring
17 24 (1.79%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 347 (25.84%) Analytical Skills
2 121 (9.01%) User Experience
3 110 (8.19%) Virtual Team
4 109 (8.12%) Self-Motivation
5 96 (7.15%) Enterprise Software
6 70 (5.21%) Cloud Native
7 65 (4.84%) Hybrid Cloud
8 52 (3.87%) Algorithms
9 42 (3.13%) Management Information System
10 36 (2.68%) PMI
11 34 (2.53%) Life Science
12 25 (1.86%) Mobile App
13 24 (1.79%) Video Conferencing
14 23 (1.71%) Data Structures
15 22 (1.64%) Social Media
16 16 (1.19%) Public Cloud
17 15 (1.12%) Data Centre
17 15 (1.12%) Driving Licence
18 13 (0.97%) Digital Media
18 13 (0.97%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 116 (8.64%) Windows
2 113 (8.41%) Linux
3 37 (2.76%) Windows Server
4 26 (1.94%) Unix
4 26 (1.94%) Windows Server 2008
4 26 (1.94%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (0.97%) AIX
6 11 (0.82%) Android
7 8 (0.60%) Windows 10
8 7 (0.52%) Apple iOS
9 3 (0.22%) CoreOS
9 3 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.22%) zOS
10 1 (0.074%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.074%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.074%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 575 (42.81%) Agile Software Development
2 451 (33.58%) Problem-Solving
3 296 (22.04%) Software Engineering
4 266 (19.81%) DevOps
5 183 (13.63%) Analytics
6 168 (12.51%) Project Management
7 159 (11.84%) Computer Science
8 150 (11.17%) Stakeholder Management
9 146 (10.87%) Microservices
10 135 (10.05%) Migration
11 132 (9.83%) Scrum
12 120 (8.94%) E-Commerce
13 115 (8.56%) Thought Leadership
14 111 (8.27%) Presales
15 102 (7.59%) TDD
16 99 (7.37%) Analytical Thinking
17 95 (7.07%) Business Development
18 90 (6.70%) OO
19 89 (6.63%) Mentoring
19 89 (6.63%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 205 (15.26%) SQL
2 192 (14.30%) JavaScript
3 164 (12.21%) Java
4 136 (10.13%) Python
5 131 (9.75%) C#
6 72 (5.36%) C
7 68 (5.06%) C++
8 65 (4.84%) Go
9 63 (4.69%) PowerShell
10 43 (3.20%) ES6
11 34 (2.53%) Bash Shell
12 33 (2.46%) R
13 25 (1.86%) PHP
14 24 (1.79%) T-SQL
15 17 (1.27%) Shell Script
16 16 (1.19%) Ruby
16 16 (1.19%) TypeScript
17 13 (0.97%) Scala
18 12 (0.89%) VB
19 11 (0.82%) Perl
Qualifications
1 271 (20.18%) Degree
2 80 (5.96%) Computer Science Degree
3 48 (3.57%) AWS Certification
4 41 (3.05%) PMI Certification
5 40 (2.98%) Security Cleared
6 29 (2.16%) SC Cleared
7 28 (2.08%) Cisco Certification
8 27 (2.01%) CCNA
9 26 (1.94%) Numerate Degree
10 20 (1.49%) Microsoft Certification
11 19 (1.41%) MBA
12 17 (1.27%) Master's Degree
12 17 (1.27%) PhD
13 16 (1.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 15 (1.12%) CISSP
15 10 (0.74%) A+ Certification
16 8 (0.60%) CCNP
16 8 (0.60%) DV Cleared
16 8 (0.60%) IISP
16 8 (0.60%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 121 (9.01%) QA
2 38 (2.83%) SLA
3 32 (2.38%) Data Quality
4 16 (1.19%) PMO
5 15 (1.12%) PCI DSS
6 8 (0.60%) GDPR
6 8 (0.60%) ISO 9001
7 5 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 4 (0.30%) NIST
9 3 (0.22%) COBIT
9 3 (0.22%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 3 (0.22%) JSP 440
10 1 (0.074%) ARP4754
10 1 (0.074%) Def Stans
10 1 (0.074%) IEC 61508
10 1 (0.074%) PSD2
10 1 (0.074%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.074%) SEPA
System Software
1 77 (5.73%) Docker
2 47 (3.50%) Active Directory
3 19 (1.41%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (0.74%) Hyper-V
5 9 (0.67%) VirtualBox
6 5 (0.37%) Firmware
7 1 (0.074%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (0.074%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.074%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 125 (9.31%) Kubernetes
2 59 (4.39%) Ansible
3 58 (4.32%) Terraform
4 43 (3.20%) Puppet
5 40 (2.98%) Opscode Chef
6 19 (1.41%) SCCM
7 18 (1.34%) WSUS
8 16 (1.19%) Mesos
8 16 (1.19%) Salt
9 12 (0.89%) Norton AntiVirus
9 12 (0.89%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 11 (0.82%) CA Service Virtualization
11 6 (0.45%) Oozie
12 5 (0.37%) Failover Clustering
12 5 (0.37%) Nessus
12 5 (0.37%) Packer
13 4 (0.30%) cPanel
13 4 (0.30%) Nmap
14 3 (0.22%) EMC NetWorker
14 3 (0.22%) Rancher
Vendors
1 295 (21.97%) Microsoft
2 136 (10.13%) Google
3 92 (6.85%) Oracle
4 65 (4.84%) Salesforce.com
5 62 (4.62%) Adobe
6 46 (3.43%) SAP
7 39 (2.90%) hybris
8 36 (2.68%) Sitecore
9 27 (2.01%) Tableau
10 24 (1.79%) Elastic Path
10 24 (1.79%) Interwoven
11 23 (1.71%) VMware
12 16 (1.19%) Symantec
13 15 (1.12%) ServiceNow
14 14 (1.04%) ATG
14 14 (1.04%) Cisco
15 12 (0.89%) IBM
16 11 (0.82%) CA
16 11 (0.82%) Perfecto Mobile
16 11 (0.82%) Remedy