Period
to 14 July 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Design Thinking skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Design Thinking over the 6 months to 14 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Design Thinking
UK
6 months to
14 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 649 837 959
Rank change year-on-year +188 +122 +110
Permanent jobs citing Design Thinking 160 288 249
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.21% 0.20% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.23% 0.21% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 98 140 92
Median annual salary £55,000 £65,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.38% +8.33% +9.09%
10th Percentile £36,250 £31,000 £35,125
90th Percentile £96,250 £100,000 £99,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - -4.76% +30.63%

Design 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 69,599 134,597 164,280
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.19% 92.20% 92.12%
Number of salaries quoted 55,532 105,909 131,480
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +3.09%
10th Percentile £32,000 £30,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £86,250 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

Design Thinking
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Design Thinking in the UK

Design Thinking
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Design Thinking in the UK

Design Thinking
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Design Thinking over the 6 months to 14 July 2020.

Salary histogram for Design Thinking in the UK

Design Thinking
Top 15 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Design Thinking within the UK over the 6 months to 14 July 2020. 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 +157 151 £55,000 -18.52% 10
London +95 91 £60,000 -14.29% 5
UK excluding London +204 67 £50,000 - 5
South East +139 19 £50,000 +11.11% 1
South West +112 12 - - 1
North of England +139 10 £50,000 -23.08%
Midlands +117 10 £35,000 -12.50% 2
East of England +81 9 £55,805 +74.39% 1
West Midlands - 9 £38,000 - 2
North West +89 7 £50,000 -35.48%
Scotland +76 5 £51,481 -1.94%
Yorkshire +107 2 - -
Wales +27 2 £60,000 +20.00%
East Midlands +67 1 £35,000 -32.04%
North East - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 14 July 2020, IT jobs citing Design 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 Design Thinking.

1 120 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 90 (56.25%) User Experience
3 35 (21.88%) Sketch
4 32 (20.00%) Service Design
5 30 (18.75%) InVision
5 30 (18.75%) Marketing
6 28 (17.50%) Wireframes
7 27 (16.88%) Scrum
8 26 (16.25%) Adobe
9 25 (15.63%) Finance
10 23 (14.38%) E-Commerce
11 21 (13.13%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
12 20 (12.50%) Prototyping
12 20 (12.50%) Adobe Creative Cloud
12 20 (12.50%) Retail
13 19 (11.88%) Degree
13 19 (11.88%) Project Management
13 19 (11.88%) SaaS
14 18 (11.25%) Fintech
14 18 (11.25%) Creative Thinking
14 18 (11.25%) User Stories
15 17 (10.63%) ITIL
16 16 (10.00%) Content Management
16 16 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
16 16 (10.00%) Azure
16 16 (10.00%) AWS
16 16 (10.00%) Kanban
17 15 (9.38%) Digital Marketing
17 15 (9.38%) Use Case
18 14 (8.75%) Android

Design 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 3 (1.88%) CMS
2 2 (1.25%) Confluence
Applications
1 35 (21.88%) Sketch
2 30 (18.75%) InVision
3 9 (5.63%) Figma
4 7 (4.38%) Adobe Illustrator
5 6 (3.75%) Photoshop
6 4 (2.50%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 4 (2.50%) Adobe XD
6 4 (2.50%) Microsoft Office
6 4 (2.50%) MS Visio
7 3 (1.88%) Marvel
7 3 (1.88%) Microsoft Excel
7 3 (1.88%) OmniGraffle
8 2 (1.25%) Flinto
8 2 (1.25%) InDesign
8 2 (1.25%) UserZoom
9 1 (0.63%) Camtasia
9 1 (0.63%) MadCap Flare
9 1 (0.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.63%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 20 (12.50%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 19 (11.88%) SaaS
3 16 (10.00%) AWS
3 16 (10.00%) Azure
4 12 (7.50%) IaaS
4 12 (7.50%) PaaS
5 4 (2.50%) CloudSense
5 4 (2.50%) Serverless
6 3 (1.88%) Power Platform
7 1 (0.63%) BrowserStack
7 1 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.63%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.75%) Internet
2 5 (3.13%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.00%) Big Data
2 4 (2.50%) Blockchain
3 3 (1.88%) Power BI
4 1 (0.63%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 6 (3.75%) JIRA
2 5 (3.13%) Axure RP
2 5 (3.13%) Balsamiq
3 3 (1.88%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.88%) gulp
3 3 (1.88%) webpack
4 2 (1.25%) CircleCI
4 2 (1.25%) GoCD
4 2 (1.25%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.25%) Octopus Deploy
4 2 (1.25%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.63%) Visual Website Optimizer
General
1 30 (18.75%) Marketing
2 25 (15.63%) Finance
3 20 (12.50%) Retail
4 13 (8.13%) Banking
5 7 (4.38%) Games
6 6 (3.75%) Automotive
6 6 (3.75%) Legal
6 6 (3.75%) Public Sector
7 4 (2.50%) Pharmaceutical
7 4 (2.50%) Telecoms
8 3 (1.88%) Advertising
8 3 (1.88%) Local Government
9 2 (1.25%) Law
9 2 (1.25%) Manufacturing
9 2 (1.25%) Publishing
10 1 (0.63%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.63%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 73 (45.63%) Designer
2 37 (23.13%) UX Designer
3 25 (15.63%) UI Designer
4 19 (11.88%) UI/UX Designer
5 16 (10.00%) Senior Designer
6 13 (8.13%) Consultant
6 13 (8.13%) Product Owner
7 12 (7.50%) Analyst
8 11 (6.88%) Business Analyst
9 10 (6.25%) Service Manager
10 9 (5.63%) Developer
11 8 (5.00%) Senior UX Designer
12 7 (4.38%) Digital Designer
13 6 (3.75%) Senior UI Designer
14 5 (3.13%) Digital Transformation
14 5 (3.13%) Principal Consultant
14 5 (3.13%) Senior UI/UX Designer
15 4 (2.50%) Business Consultant
15 4 (2.50%) Management Consultant
15 4 (2.50%) Product Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (8.13%) HTML
2 11 (6.88%) CSS
3 8 (5.00%) CSS3
3 8 (5.00%) HTML5
3 8 (5.00%) React
4 6 (3.75%) Node.js
5 5 (3.13%) jQuery
5 5 (3.13%) LESS
6 4 (2.50%) Gherkin
6 4 (2.50%) Middleware
6 4 (2.50%) XML
7 3 (1.88%) Chai
7 3 (1.88%) Express
7 3 (1.88%) Jest
7 3 (1.88%) JSON
7 3 (1.88%) koa
7 3 (1.88%) Sass
7 3 (1.88%) Tailwind CSS
7 3 (1.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 3 (1.88%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 90 (56.25%) User Experience
2 9 (5.63%) Smart City
3 7 (4.38%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (3.75%) Mobile App
5 5 (3.13%) Social Media
5 5 (3.13%) Virtual Team
6 4 (2.50%) Cyber-Physical System
6 4 (2.50%) Robotics
6 4 (2.50%) Smart Home
7 3 (1.88%) Cloud Native
7 3 (1.88%) Internet of Things
7 3 (1.88%) IVR
7 3 (1.88%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.88%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (1.25%) Graphic Design
8 2 (1.25%) Industrial Internet of Things
8 2 (1.25%) Industry 4.0
8 2 (1.25%) Motion Graphics
8 2 (1.25%) SCADA
8 2 (1.25%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 14 (8.75%) Android
1 14 (8.75%) Apple iOS
2 1 (0.63%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (20.00%) Service Design
3 28 (17.50%) Wireframes
4 27 (16.88%) Scrum
5 23 (14.38%) E-Commerce
6 21 (13.13%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
7 20 (12.50%) Prototyping
8 19 (11.88%) Project Management
9 18 (11.25%) Creative Thinking
9 18 (11.25%) Fintech
9 18 (11.25%) User Stories
10 17 (10.63%) ITIL
11 16 (10.00%) Content Management
11 16 (10.00%) Kanban
11 16 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
12 15 (9.38%) Digital Marketing
12 15 (9.38%) Use Case
13 14 (8.75%) Validation
13 14 (8.75%) Workshop Facilitation
14 13 (8.13%) Thought Leadership
Programming Languages
1 7 (4.38%) JavaScript
2 4 (2.50%) Apex Code
3 3 (1.88%) Python
3 3 (1.88%) TypeScript
4 2 (1.25%) C#
4 2 (1.25%) XAML
5 1 (0.63%) C
5 1 (0.63%) Java
Qualifications
1 19 (11.88%) Degree
2 13 (8.13%) ITIL Certification
3 5 (3.13%) Master's Degree
4 3 (1.88%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.88%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.25%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.63%) Computer Science Degree
System Software
1 3 (1.88%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (1.25%) Terraform
Vendors
1 26 (16.25%) Adobe
2 7 (4.38%) MuleSoft
2 7 (4.38%) Salesforce.com
3 4 (2.50%) Google
4 3 (1.88%) Hotjar
4 3 (1.88%) Spotify
5 2 (1.25%) Cognizant
5 2 (1.25%) Microsoft
6 1 (0.63%) Cadence
6 1 (0.63%) IBM
6 1 (0.63%) iManage
6 1 (0.63%) Qualtrics
6 1 (0.63%) Sage
6 1 (0.63%) Workday