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

Design Thinking
UK
6 months to
7 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 418 638 665
Rank change year-on-year +220 +27 +176
Permanent jobs citing Design Thinking 1,450 410 132
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.85% 0.36% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.88% 0.38% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 390 201 82
10th Percentile £41,006 £33,750 £36,250
25th Percentile £47,463 £45,000 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £67,086 £61,916 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +8.35% +12.57% -15.38%
75th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £77,500
90th Percentile £100,000 £106,250 £98,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £51,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +16.50% +3.00% -

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 164,144 107,794 60,611
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 95.76% 94.08% 93.05%
Number of salaries quoted 84,270 73,242 49,145
10th Percentile £34,000 £32,500 £32,500
25th Percentile £45,000 £42,500 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%
75th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £73,750
90th Percentile £96,965 £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%

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 7 August 2022.

Salary histogram for Design Thinking in the UK

Design 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 Design Thinking within the UK over the 6 months to 7 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 +217 1,281 £70,000 +12.00% 47
London +81 729 £75,000 +13.21% 26
UK excluding London +232 567 £60,000 +16.50% 21
Work from Home +9 436 £70,000 +30.23% 12
South East +137 230 £75,000 +50.00% 5
East of England +27 105 £66,000 +1.54% 3
North of England -9 86 £40,500 -21.36% 5
North West -16 62 £47,117 +5.88% 4
Midlands -27 50 £47,500 +5.56% 5
South West -10 45 £45,000 -21.74% 1
West Midlands -32 41 £47,500 +5.56% 5
Scotland -24 31 £50,000 -24.53% 1
Northern Ireland - 21 - - 1
Yorkshire -31 13 £100,000 +61.29%
North East -11 11 £37,731 -26.74% 1
East Midlands -15 9 £25,000 -54.55%
Wales - 5 - -

For the 6 months to 7 August 2022, 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.

1 994 (68.55%) Agile
2 898 (61.93%) User Experience
3 711 (49.03%) UX Design
4 522 (36.00%) User Research
5 498 (34.34%) Social Skills
6 473 (32.62%) Wireframes
7 407 (28.07%) Finance
8 389 (26.83%) Degree
9 383 (26.41%) Prototyping
10 360 (24.83%) Figma
11 336 (23.17%) Problem-Solving
12 311 (21.45%) UX Research
13 301 (20.76%) Risk Management
14 298 (20.55%) Analytics
15 291 (20.07%) Sketch
16 290 (20.00%) Commercialisation
17 258 (17.79%) Interaction Design
18 251 (17.31%) Workshop Facilitation
19 242 (16.69%) Product Vision
20 215 (14.83%) Marketing
21 211 (14.55%) Product Management
22 209 (14.41%) Computer Science
23 206 (14.21%) Coaching
23 206 (14.21%) Adobe
24 202 (13.93%) Customer-Centricity
25 200 (13.79%) Presentation Skills
26 195 (13.45%) Accessibility
27 187 (12.90%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
28 183 (12.62%) Quantitative Research
29 177 (12.21%) Scrum

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 62 (4.28%) Confluence
2 53 (3.66%) Umbraco
3 32 (2.21%) CMS
4 9 (0.62%) Cloud Foundry
5 7 (0.48%) SharePoint
6 4 (0.28%) Apache Spark
6 4 (0.28%) WordPress
7 3 (0.21%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 2 (0.14%) Apache Airflow
8 2 (0.14%) Appian
8 2 (0.14%) Drupal
8 2 (0.14%) SAS
9 1 (0.069%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 291 (20.07%) Sketch
2 121 (8.34%) InVision
3 81 (5.59%) Adobe XD
4 65 (4.48%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 47 (3.24%) Zeplin
6 39 (2.69%) Microsoft Office
7 34 (2.34%) Photoshop
8 31 (2.14%) Adobe Illustrator
9 22 (1.52%) Marvel
10 18 (1.24%) Chatbot
11 13 (0.90%) Microsoft Excel
12 11 (0.76%) OmniGraffle
13 10 (0.69%) SPSS
14 9 (0.62%) Adobe After Effects
14 9 (0.62%) InDesign
14 9 (0.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
15 8 (0.55%) EngageOne
16 7 (0.48%) Adobe Captivate
16 7 (0.48%) UXPin
17 6 (0.41%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 19 (1.31%) Shopify
2 13 (0.90%) Magento
2 13 (0.90%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 5 (0.34%) SAP S/4HANA
4 4 (0.28%) SAP MM
5 3 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.21%) Eloqua
5 3 (0.21%) SAP APO
5 3 (0.21%) SAP IBP
6 1 (0.069%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.069%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.069%) SAP Hybris
6 1 (0.069%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 360 (24.83%) Figma
2 175 (12.07%) SaaS
3 150 (10.34%) Azure
4 109 (7.52%) Power Platform
5 92 (6.34%) AWS
6 60 (4.14%) Google Analytics
7 59 (4.07%) Azure Machine Learning
8 51 (3.52%) dbt
8 51 (3.52%) Slack
9 48 (3.31%) Miro
10 47 (3.24%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 47 (3.24%) Serverless
11 39 (2.69%) Azure Data Factory
12 35 (2.41%) Azure Monitor
13 31 (2.14%) GCP
14 24 (1.66%) Azure Functions
14 24 (1.66%) Azure Logic Apps
15 21 (1.45%) Snowflake
16 20 (1.38%) PaaS
17 15 (1.03%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 15 (1.03%) Broadband
2 11 (0.76%) Skype
3 8 (0.55%) SMS
4 7 (0.48%) HTTP
4 7 (0.48%) SSL
5 5 (0.34%) Internet
5 5 (0.34%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (0.28%) DHCP
6 4 (0.28%) DNS
6 4 (0.28%) FTP
6 4 (0.28%) Intelligent Network
6 4 (0.28%) SD-WAN
7 3 (0.21%) 5G
7 3 (0.21%) DWDM
7 3 (0.21%) Ethernet
7 3 (0.21%) LAN
7 3 (0.21%) MPLS
7 3 (0.21%) VPN
7 3 (0.21%) WAN
7 3 (0.21%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (3.45%) Power BI
2 44 (3.03%) SQL Server
3 25 (1.72%) Power Query
4 21 (1.45%) Redis
5 19 (1.31%) Amazon RDS
6 16 (1.10%) MongoDB
7 15 (1.03%) PostgreSQL
8 14 (0.97%) DynamoDB
9 11 (0.76%) NoSQL
10 10 (0.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 8 (0.55%) Big Data
12 7 (0.48%) Data Warehouse
12 7 (0.48%) Metadata
13 6 (0.41%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
13 6 (0.41%) Relational Database
14 5 (0.34%) Elasticsearch
15 1 (0.069%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 115 (7.93%) JIRA
2 71 (4.90%) Axure RP
3 16 (1.10%) Git (software)
4 15 (1.03%) Selenium
5 12 (0.83%) Cypress.io
6 10 (0.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 9 (0.62%) Team Foundation Server
8 8 (0.55%) Balsamiq
9 7 (0.48%) GitLab
10 6 (0.41%) ERwin
11 5 (0.34%) Cucumber
11 5 (0.34%) JMeter
11 5 (0.34%) Postman
11 5 (0.34%) WebPageTest
12 4 (0.28%) JIRA Agile
12 4 (0.28%) MLflow
13 1 (0.069%) Jenkins
13 1 (0.069%) Moq
General
1 498 (34.34%) Social Skills
2 407 (28.07%) Finance
3 215 (14.83%) Marketing
4 200 (13.79%) Presentation Skills
5 171 (11.79%) Legal
6 170 (11.72%) Retail
7 151 (10.41%) Analytical Skills
8 140 (9.66%) Inclusion and Diversity
9 115 (7.93%) Influencing Skills
10 88 (6.07%) Games
11 84 (5.79%) Banking
12 31 (2.14%) Public Sector
13 30 (2.07%) Law
13 30 (2.07%) Manufacturing
14 28 (1.93%) Organisational Skills
15 26 (1.79%) Financial Institution
16 24 (1.66%) Wearables
17 23 (1.59%) Public Speaking
18 21 (1.45%) Advertising
19 20 (1.38%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 536 (36.97%) Designer
2 283 (19.52%) UX Designer
3 156 (10.76%) UI Designer
4 153 (10.55%) Senior Designer
5 118 (8.14%) UI/UX Designer
6 102 (7.03%) Architect
7 96 (6.62%) Analyst
8 93 (6.41%) Product Manager
9 86 (5.93%) Solutions Architect
10 77 (5.31%) Senior UX Designer
11 75 (5.17%) Lead Designer
12 62 (4.28%) Product Owner
13 59 (4.07%) Senior Manager
14 51 (3.52%) Senior Product Manager
15 49 (3.38%) Business Analyst
16 46 (3.17%) Developer
17 43 (2.97%) Data Architect
18 42 (2.90%) Digital Designer
18 42 (2.90%) Lead UX Designer
18 42 (2.90%) User Experience Researcher
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 173 (11.93%) HTML
2 171 (11.79%) CSS
3 74 (5.10%) React
4 44 (3.03%) Material Design
5 43 (2.97%) HTML5
6 42 (2.90%) AngularJS
7 40 (2.76%) Node.js
8 35 (2.41%) RESTful
9 27 (1.86%) .NET
10 23 (1.59%) Web Services
11 21 (1.45%) CSS3
12 20 (1.38%) Framer.js
13 19 (1.31%) Playwright
14 18 (1.24%) Sass
15 15 (1.03%) GraphQL
16 14 (0.97%) PyTorch
16 14 (0.97%) TensorFlow
17 13 (0.90%) Next.js
17 13 (0.90%) Redux
17 13 (0.90%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 898 (61.93%) User Experience
2 138 (9.52%) Mobile App
3 70 (4.83%) IoT
4 62 (4.28%) Robotics
5 49 (3.38%) Renewable Energy
6 45 (3.10%) Virtual Team
7 42 (2.90%) Social Media
8 37 (2.55%) Blockchain
9 31 (2.14%) Blog
10 28 (1.93%) Self-Motivation
11 22 (1.52%) Animation
12 19 (1.31%) Enterprise Software
12 19 (1.31%) Graphic Design
13 18 (1.24%) Management Information System
14 17 (1.17%) Hackathon
15 16 (1.10%) Online Banking
16 15 (1.03%) Mobile Banking
17 14 (0.97%) Cloud Native
17 14 (0.97%) Low-Code
18 12 (0.83%) Team-Oriented Environment
Operating Systems
1 76 (5.24%) Android
2 69 (4.76%) Apple iOS
3 8 (0.55%) Linux
4 2 (0.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 994 (68.55%) Agile
2 711 (49.03%) UX Design
3 522 (36.00%) User Research
4 473 (32.62%) Wireframes
5 383 (26.41%) Prototyping
6 336 (23.17%) Problem-Solving
7 311 (21.45%) UX Research
8 301 (20.76%) Risk Management
9 298 (20.55%) Analytics
10 290 (20.00%) Commercialisation
11 258 (17.79%) Interaction Design
12 251 (17.31%) Workshop Facilitation
13 242 (16.69%) Product Vision
14 211 (14.55%) Product Management
15 209 (14.41%) Computer Science
16 206 (14.21%) Coaching
17 202 (13.93%) Customer-Centricity
18 187 (12.90%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
19 183 (12.62%) Quantitative Research
20 177 (12.21%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 106 (7.31%) JavaScript
2 69 (4.76%) C
3 68 (4.69%) Python
4 48 (3.31%) C#
4 48 (3.31%) Java
5 41 (2.83%) SQL
6 25 (1.72%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
6 25 (1.72%) Formula Language
7 21 (1.45%) Kotlin
8 19 (1.31%) TypeScript
9 14 (0.97%) PowerShell
10 10 (0.69%) Bash
10 10 (0.69%) Rust
11 9 (0.62%) ES6
12 8 (0.55%) R
13 4 (0.28%) ES7
13 4 (0.28%) Go
14 2 (0.14%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 389 (26.83%) Degree
2 64 (4.41%) Microsoft Certification
3 59 (4.07%) TOGAF Certification
4 31 (2.14%) Master's Degree
5 20 (1.38%) Postgraduate
6 16 (1.10%) PMP
7 14 (0.97%) PhD
7 14 (0.97%) PMI Certification
7 14 (0.97%) Security Cleared
8 9 (0.62%) Computer Science Degree
9 8 (0.55%) SC Cleared
10 5 (0.34%) DV Cleared
10 5 (0.34%) ISEB
11 4 (0.28%) Numerate Degree
12 3 (0.21%) CSPO
13 2 (0.14%) CIPD
13 2 (0.14%) DBS Check
13 2 (0.14%) Six Sigma Black Belt
14 1 (0.069%) CAPM
14 1 (0.069%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 195 (13.45%) Accessibility
2 97 (6.69%) QA
3 10 (0.69%) Data Quality
3 10 (0.69%) PSD2
4 7 (0.48%) GDPR
4 7 (0.48%) PMO
4 7 (0.48%) WCAG
5 5 (0.34%) WAI
6 4 (0.28%) Actionable Recommendations
7 3 (0.21%) GRC
7 3 (0.21%) HIPAA
8 2 (0.14%) Dodd-Frank
8 2 (0.14%) EMIR
8 2 (0.14%) MiFID
9 1 (0.069%) Basel III
9 1 (0.069%) HL7
9 1 (0.069%) SLA
9 1 (0.069%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 49 (3.38%) Docker
2 4 (0.28%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.28%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 51 (3.52%) Kubernetes
2 15 (1.03%) Terraform
3 8 (0.55%) Nagios
3 8 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (0.55%) Single Sign-On
4 5 (0.34%) Grafana
4 5 (0.34%) Graphite
5 4 (0.28%) SCCM
6 3 (0.21%) Puppet
7 1 (0.069%) Ansible
Vendors
1 206 (14.21%) Adobe
2 126 (8.69%) Salesforce.com
3 109 (7.52%) Microsoft
4 102 (7.03%) Google
5 73 (5.03%) MuleSoft
6 53 (3.66%) Databricks
7 44 (3.03%) Apple
8 26 (1.79%) Workday
9 20 (1.38%) Informatica
10 19 (1.31%) Atlassian
11 17 (1.17%) Cisco
12 14 (0.97%) DocuSign
12 14 (0.97%) SAP
13 11 (0.76%) WorldPay
14 10 (0.69%) PayPal
14 10 (0.69%) Qualtrics
14 10 (0.69%) Revolut
14 10 (0.69%) TrueLayer
14 10 (0.69%) Zopa
15 9 (0.62%) TikTok