Critical Thinking Jobs

Critical Thinking
UK

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies requiring Critical Thinking skills. It includes a benchmarking guide to the annual salaries offered in vacancies that cited Critical Thinking over the 6 months leading up to 20 July 2024, comparing them to the same period in the previous two years.

6 months to
20 Jul 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 517 291 450
Rank change year-on-year -226 +159 +124
Permanent jobs citing Critical Thinking 397 961 1,406
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.41% 1.16% 0.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.50% 1.22% 0.82%
Number of salaries quoted 239 381 500
10th Percentile £27,950 £36,250 £28,565
25th Percentile £41,526 £43,318 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,945 £59,526 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year -11.06% +8.23% -12.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £82,500 £75,000
90th Percentile £88,000 £87,500 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £51,350 £40,000
% change year-on-year -2.63% +28.38% -30.43%

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK

Critical Thinking falls under the Processes and Methodologies category. For comparison with the information above, the following table provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies requiring process or methodology skills.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 78,837 79,041 171,500
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 82.25% 95.40% 96.40%
Number of salaries quoted 52,708 51,042 86,362
10th Percentile £30,000 £33,750 £33,503
25th Percentile £40,000 £45,000 £44,012
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £60,249 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -8.71% +0.42% +9.09%
75th Percentile £73,750 £80,000 £80,000
90th Percentile £93,750 £100,000 £96,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year -9.09% +4.76% +7.14%

Critical Thinking
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Critical Thinking in the UK

Critical Thinking
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Critical Thinking in the UK

Critical Thinking
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Critical Thinking over the 6 months to 20 July 2024.

Salary histogram for Critical Thinking in the UK

Critical 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 Critical Thinking within the UK over the 6 months to 20 July 2024. 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 -215 326 £52,500 -12.86% 143
UK excluding London -218 272 £50,000 -2.63% 110
Work from Home +4 143 £57,965 -3.79% 100
London -79 87 £71,250 +1.79% 61
South East -69 68 £57,500 +13.47% 35
South West -56 55 £55,000 -10.39% 16
North of England -107 50 £52,500 +16.67% 23
Midlands -74 44 £41,500 -24.55% 20
Scotland -63 30 £29,500 -35.70% 5
West Midlands -40 28 £38,750 -31.42% 13
Yorkshire -14 24 £52,500 +29.63% 9
North West -81 23 £40,000 -15.79% 13
East of England -30 18 £50,000 -39.39% 8
East Midlands -53 12 £39,500 -1.25% 7
Wales +6 7 £25,047 -36.19% 4
North East -40 3 £47,148 +45.07% 2

Critical Thinking
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 21 (5.29%) SharePoint
2 20 (5.04%) Confluence
3 11 (2.77%) Microsoft Exchange
4 7 (1.76%) SAS
5 5 (1.26%) CMS
6 4 (1.01%) ArcGIS
6 4 (1.01%) WordPress
7 2 (0.50%) Apache Airflow
7 2 (0.50%) Jupyter
7 2 (0.50%) nginx
8 1 (0.25%) Apache
8 1 (0.25%) Luigi
Applications
1 25 (6.30%) Microsoft Excel
1 25 (6.30%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (3.78%) Sketch
3 11 (2.77%) UserZoom
4 10 (2.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 7 (1.76%) Spreadsheet
6 6 (1.51%) Microsoft Project
6 6 (1.51%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.50%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.50%) Adobe XD
7 2 (0.50%) InDesign
7 2 (0.50%) InVision
7 2 (0.50%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.25%) 1Password
8 1 (0.25%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 6 (1.51%) Dynamics CRM
1 6 (1.51%) Oracle General Ledger
1 6 (1.51%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
2 5 (1.26%) NetSuite
2 5 (1.26%) Odoo
3 3 (0.76%) Maximo
3 3 (0.76%) Payment Gateway
3 3 (0.76%) Shopify
4 2 (0.50%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.50%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.25%) Oracle Assets
5 1 (0.25%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.25%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.25%) Raiser’s Edge
5 1 (0.25%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.25%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 93 (23.43%) Azure
2 52 (13.10%) AWS
3 49 (12.34%) Power Platform
4 35 (8.82%) Microsoft 365
5 26 (6.55%) Figma
6 13 (3.27%) Azure DevOps
6 13 (3.27%) Azure Monitor
6 13 (3.27%) Cloud Computing
6 13 (3.27%) GCP
7 12 (3.02%) SaaS
8 11 (2.77%) Entra ID
8 11 (2.77%) SurveyMonkey
9 9 (2.27%) AWS CloudFormation
9 9 (2.27%) Dynamics 365
10 7 (1.76%) OCI
10 7 (1.76%) OneDrive
11 6 (1.51%) IaaS
11 6 (1.51%) Miro
11 6 (1.51%) PaaS
12 5 (1.26%) Azure AKS
Communications & Networking
1 34 (8.56%) Wireless
2 32 (8.06%) Wi-Fi
3 24 (6.05%) 5G
3 24 (6.05%) WAN
4 22 (5.54%) Bluetooth
4 22 (5.54%) GSM
4 22 (5.54%) ISDN
4 22 (5.54%) LTE
4 22 (5.54%) PSTN
4 22 (5.54%) UMTS
5 14 (3.53%) LAN
6 13 (3.27%) Firewall
7 9 (2.27%) TCP/IP
8 8 (2.02%) NGN
8 8 (2.02%) TACACS
9 6 (1.51%) DNS
10 5 (1.26%) Intrusion Detection
10 5 (1.26%) Network Security
10 5 (1.26%) Remote Desktop
10 5 (1.26%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (10.58%) Power BI
2 28 (7.05%) SQL Server
3 25 (6.30%) Tableau
4 19 (4.79%) PostgreSQL
5 17 (4.28%) Data Warehouse
6 14 (3.53%) Qlik Sense
7 12 (3.02%) GIS
8 8 (2.02%) Azure SQL Database
9 7 (1.76%) Geospatial Data
9 7 (1.76%) SAP BW
9 7 (1.76%) Spatial Data
10 6 (1.51%) Big Data
10 6 (1.51%) Data Lake
10 6 (1.51%) SAP HANA
10 6 (1.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 5 (1.26%) DB2
11 5 (1.26%) MySQL
11 5 (1.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 4 (1.01%) Power Query
13 2 (0.50%) CockroachDB
Development Applications
1 45 (11.34%) JIRA
2 37 (9.32%) Git
3 22 (5.54%) LabVIEW
4 15 (3.78%) Jenkins
5 14 (3.53%) Subversion
6 8 (2.02%) Selenium
7 5 (1.26%) Artifactory
7 5 (1.26%) SonarQube
7 5 (1.26%) Visual Studio Code
8 4 (1.01%) Cypress.io
9 2 (0.50%) Axure RP
9 2 (0.50%) Jaeger
9 2 (0.50%) Sonatype Nexus
10 1 (0.25%) Appium
10 1 (0.25%) Bitbucket
10 1 (0.25%) Cucumber
10 1 (0.25%) git-flow
10 1 (0.25%) Protractor
10 1 (0.25%) Sourcetree
10 1 (0.25%) XCTest
General
1 220 (55.42%) Social Skills
2 141 (35.52%) Analytical Skills
3 114 (28.72%) Finance
4 76 (19.14%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 57 (14.36%) Law
6 55 (13.85%) Marketing
7 30 (7.56%) Legal
7 30 (7.56%) Telecoms
8 24 (6.05%) Retail
9 18 (4.53%) Organisational Skills
10 17 (4.28%) Public Sector
11 15 (3.78%) Banking
11 15 (3.78%) Presentation Skills
12 13 (3.27%) Pharmaceutical
13 11 (2.77%) Influencing Skills
14 10 (2.52%) Back Office
15 9 (2.27%) Games
16 6 (1.51%) General Ledger
16 6 (1.51%) Investment Banking
16 6 (1.51%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 58 (14.61%) Analyst
2 48 (12.09%) Senior
3 44 (11.08%) Lead
4 39 (9.82%) Architect
4 39 (9.82%) Developer
5 21 (5.29%) Consultant
5 21 (5.29%) Project Manager
6 17 (4.28%) Data Analyst
7 15 (3.78%) Hardware Engineer
8 14 (3.53%) Designer
9 13 (3.27%) Solutions Architect
10 12 (3.02%) Azure Engineer
10 12 (3.02%) Cloud Engineer
10 12 (3.02%) IT Manager
10 12 (3.02%) Senior Manager
11 11 (2.77%) Test Engineer
11 11 (2.77%) User Experience Researcher
12 10 (2.52%) Support Analyst
13 9 (2.27%) Senior Developer
13 9 (2.27%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (7.30%) HTML
2 24 (6.05%) CSS
3 16 (4.03%) React
4 12 (3.02%) .NET
4 12 (3.02%) Node.js
5 9 (2.27%) AngularJS
5 9 (2.27%) Vue
6 8 (2.02%) .NET Framework
6 8 (2.02%) ADO
6 8 (2.02%) XML
7 7 (1.76%) Loki
7 7 (1.76%) YAML
8 6 (1.51%) REST
9 5 (1.26%) DHTML
9 5 (1.26%) Django
9 5 (1.26%) J2EE
9 5 (1.26%) JDBC
9 5 (1.26%) JSP
9 5 (1.26%) React Native
9 5 (1.26%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 47 (11.84%) Management Information System
2 33 (8.31%) Self-Motivation
3 22 (5.54%) Acoustics
3 22 (5.54%) Data Structures
3 22 (5.54%) Satnav
4 18 (4.53%) Data Centre
5 15 (3.78%) Algorithms
6 13 (3.27%) Analytical Mindset
6 13 (3.27%) Legacy Systems
6 13 (3.27%) Onboarding
7 11 (2.77%) Product Ownership
8 10 (2.52%) Mobile App
9 9 (2.27%) IoT
10 8 (2.02%) Cyber Threat
10 8 (2.02%) Driving Licence
11 7 (1.76%) Client/Server
12 6 (1.51%) Credit Risk
12 6 (1.51%) Market Risk
12 6 (1.51%) Public Cloud
12 6 (1.51%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 19 (4.79%) Linux
2 16 (4.03%) Windows
3 13 (3.27%) Android
3 13 (3.27%) Apple iOS
4 8 (2.02%) Windows Server
5 7 (1.76%) VMS
6 5 (1.26%) Unix
7 3 (0.76%) Windows 10
7 3 (0.76%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (0.76%) Windows Server 2016
8 2 (0.50%) Windows Server 2019
9 1 (0.25%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.25%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 190 (47.86%) Problem-Solving
2 168 (42.32%) Agile
3 87 (21.91%) Analytics
4 86 (21.66%) Mentoring
5 85 (21.41%) Project Management
6 65 (16.37%) Coaching
7 62 (15.62%) DevOps
8 58 (14.61%) Computer Science
9 57 (14.36%) Data Management
10 55 (13.85%) Analytical Thinking
11 54 (13.60%) Roadmaps
12 53 (13.35%) User Experience
13 51 (12.85%) Decision-Making
14 48 (12.09%) Continuous Improvement
14 48 (12.09%) Stakeholder Management
15 45 (11.34%) Business Intelligence
16 44 (11.08%) Risk Management
17 40 (10.08%) Customer Service
18 39 (9.82%) Test Automation
19 38 (9.57%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 99 (24.94%) Python
2 72 (18.14%) SQL
3 43 (10.83%) JavaScript
4 27 (6.80%) R
5 24 (6.05%) C#
6 17 (4.28%) PowerShell
7 14 (3.53%) Julia
8 13 (3.27%) Java
9 12 (3.02%) TypeScript
10 11 (2.77%) PHP
11 7 (1.76%) Bash
12 6 (1.51%) C++
13 4 (1.01%) Perl
14 3 (0.76%) Scala
15 2 (0.50%) T-SQL
15 2 (0.50%) VBA
16 1 (0.25%) Bicep
16 1 (0.25%) Data Analysis Expressions
16 1 (0.25%) Go
16 1 (0.25%) Swift
Qualifications
1 179 (45.09%) Degree
2 37 (9.32%) Security Cleared
3 21 (5.29%) Azure Certification
3 21 (5.29%) Microsoft Certification
4 20 (5.04%) Computer Science Degree
5 14 (3.53%) BPSS Clearance
5 14 (3.53%) Master's Degree
6 13 (3.27%) DV Cleared
7 9 (2.27%) SC Cleared
8 7 (1.76%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 6 (1.51%) Oracle Certification
10 4 (1.01%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 4 (1.01%) TOGAF Certification
11 3 (0.76%) HND
11 3 (0.76%) ISEB
11 3 (0.76%) MBA
11 3 (0.76%) MCSE
11 3 (0.76%) PhD
11 3 (0.76%) PMI Certification
11 3 (0.76%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (7.30%) QA
2 19 (4.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 18 (4.53%) Accessibility
3 18 (4.53%) GDPR
4 12 (3.02%) Cyber Essentials
5 11 (2.77%) Actionable Recommendations
5 11 (2.77%) Data Quality
6 7 (1.76%) ISO 9001
7 6 (1.51%) GAAP
7 6 (1.51%) IFRS
8 5 (1.26%) SLA
8 5 (1.26%) Solvency II
9 3 (0.76%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 3 (0.76%) Disclosure Scotland
9 3 (0.76%) ISO 20022
9 3 (0.76%) NIST
9 3 (0.76%) PCI DSS
10 2 (0.50%) PMO
11 1 (0.25%) COSHH
11 1 (0.25%) GRC
System Software
1 23 (5.79%) Active Directory
2 11 (2.77%) Hyper-V
3 8 (2.02%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (1.76%) Docker
5 4 (1.01%) Lustre
5 4 (1.01%) Slurm Workload Manager
6 1 (0.25%) NFS
Systems Management
1 25 (6.30%) Terraform
2 17 (4.28%) Kubernetes
3 10 (2.52%) Ansible
4 7 (1.76%) Microsoft Intune
4 7 (1.76%) Prometheus
5 5 (1.26%) SCCM
6 2 (0.50%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 2 (0.50%) FortiGate
6 2 (0.50%) Istio
6 2 (0.50%) Kiali
6 2 (0.50%) Single Sign-On
6 2 (0.50%) WSUS
Vendors
1 110 (27.71%) Microsoft
2 24 (6.05%) SAP
3 16 (4.03%) Google
3 16 (4.03%) VMware
4 14 (3.53%) ServiceNow
5 11 (2.77%) Qualtrics
6 10 (2.52%) Salesforce
7 9 (2.27%) Aruba
8 8 (2.02%) Oracle
9 7 (1.76%) Databricks
9 7 (1.76%) Mapbox
10 6 (1.51%) Adobe
10 6 (1.51%) Alteryx
10 6 (1.51%) Pega
10 6 (1.51%) PeopleSoft
10 6 (1.51%) UiPath
11 5 (1.26%) Cisco
11 5 (1.26%) Sony
11 5 (1.26%) Veracode
12 4 (1.01%) Palo Alto