Period
to 16 December 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Innovative Thinking skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Innovative Thinking over the 6 months to 16 December 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Innovative Thinking
UK
6 months to
16 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 620 620 715
Rank change year-on-year 0 +95 -77
Permanent jobs citing Innovative Thinking 662 681 664
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.37% 0.37% 0.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.41% 0.41% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 522 503 452
UK median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% +11.11% -8.16%
10th Percentile £26,000 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £84,875 £81,250 £84,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £38,500 £45,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year -14.44% +8.43% -7.78%

Innovative 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 160238 165751 191244
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.94% 89.47% 88.91%
Number of salaries quoted 127030 137396 158261
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,750 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.50% +4.74% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

Innovative Thinking
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Innovative Thinking as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Innovative Thinking in the UK

Innovative Thinking
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Innovative Thinking.

Salary trend for Innovative Thinking in the UK

Innovative Thinking
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Innovative Thinking over the 6 months to 16 December 2017.

Salary histogram for Innovative Thinking in the UK

Innovative 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 Innovative Thinking within the UK over the 6 months to 16 December 2017. 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 -13 540 £50,000 - 73
UK excluding London +14 396 £38,500 -14.44% 24
London +59 259 £60,000 +2.04% 50
Scotland +50 109 £32,000 -29.28%
South East +40 95 £41,250 -17.50% 5
North of England -36 65 £50,000 +33.33% 13
South West +13 53 £42,500 +6.92% 1
Midlands +15 39 £47,500 +18.75% 3
North West -44 37 £47,500 +26.67% 8
East of England -1 30 £60,000 +20.00% 1
Yorkshire +39 27 £50,000 +53.85% 5
East Midlands +32 23 £42,000 +5.00% 1
West Midlands -18 15 £47,500 +18.75% 2
Northern Ireland -36 3 £33,500 -0.74% 1
Wales -11 2 £28,750 -42.50%
North East -10 1 - -

For the 6 months to 16 December 2017, IT jobs citing Innovative Thinking also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Innovative Thinking.

1 208 (31.42%) Agile Software Development
2 166 (25.08%) .NET
3 164 (24.77%) C#
4 162 (24.47%) Java
5 157 (23.72%) SQL
6 132 (19.94%) Degree
7 117 (17.67%) Software Engineering
8 113 (17.07%) Big Data
9 112 (16.92%) JavaScript
10 99 (14.95%) Windows
11 97 (14.65%) Python
12 91 (13.75%) C++
13 89 (13.44%) Marketing
13 89 (13.44%) User Experience
14 87 (13.14%) Analytics
14 87 (13.14%) Linux
15 83 (12.54%) Finance
15 83 (12.54%) Analytical Skills
16 76 (11.48%) Amazon AWS
17 74 (11.18%) HTML
18 72 (10.88%) Robotics
18 72 (10.88%) Creative Thinking
19 69 (10.42%) Git (software)
20 68 (10.27%) Project Management
21 67 (10.12%) Scrum
22 62 (9.37%) Microsoft
23 61 (9.21%) CSS
24 58 (8.76%) Software Testing
25 57 (8.61%) SQL Server
26 55 (8.31%) Machine Learning

Innovative 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 26 (3.93%) Moodle
2 16 (2.42%) Apache Spark
3 15 (2.27%) SharePoint
4 11 (1.66%) CMS
5 10 (1.51%) GeoServer
5 10 (1.51%) IIS
6 7 (1.06%) MS Exchange
6 7 (1.06%) SAS
6 7 (1.06%) Tomcat
7 6 (0.91%) Skype for Business
8 5 (0.76%) SharePoint 2013
9 4 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2010
9 4 (0.60%) JBoss
9 4 (0.60%) nginx
10 3 (0.45%) Confluence
10 3 (0.45%) WebLogic
10 3 (0.45%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2013
11 2 (0.30%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (0.30%) WordPress
Applications
1 32 (4.83%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (1.96%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (1.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (0.91%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 3 (0.45%) SPSS
6 2 (0.30%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.15%) GNU Octave
7 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.15%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 13 (1.96%) Dynamics AX
2 9 (1.36%) Dynamics GP
3 6 (0.91%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 4 (0.60%) Adobe Campaign
4 4 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.45%) WebTrends
6 2 (0.30%) HFM
6 2 (0.30%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 2 (0.30%) SAP BPC
6 2 (0.30%) SAP S/4HANA
7 1 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.15%) Magento
7 1 (0.15%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.15%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.15%) Sage 200
7 1 (0.15%) SAP Business One
7 1 (0.15%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 76 (11.48%) Amazon AWS
2 48 (7.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (2.11%) Office 365
4 13 (1.96%) SaaS
5 11 (1.66%) IaaS
5 11 (1.66%) PaaS
6 8 (1.21%) Dynamics 365
7 6 (0.91%) Amazon S3
8 5 (0.76%) Google Drive
9 4 (0.60%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 4 (0.60%) Google Analytics
10 3 (0.45%) OneDrive
10 3 (0.45%) Slack
11 2 (0.30%) AdWords
11 2 (0.30%) Google Tag Manager
11 2 (0.30%) Yammer
12 1 (0.15%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 1 (0.15%) Amazon Glacier
12 1 (0.15%) Boomi
12 1 (0.15%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 23 (3.47%) Internet
2 18 (2.72%) Firewall
3 12 (1.81%) VLAN
4 10 (1.51%) VPN
4 10 (1.51%) WAN
5 9 (1.36%) SAN
5 9 (1.36%) Wireless
6 7 (1.06%) DHCP
6 7 (1.06%) DNS
6 7 (1.06%) HTTP
6 7 (1.06%) LAN
7 5 (0.76%) NAS
7 5 (0.76%) Network Security
8 4 (0.60%) SSL
9 3 (0.45%) Ethernet
9 3 (0.45%) VoIP
10 2 (0.30%) DVB
10 2 (0.30%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (0.30%) WLAN
11 1 (0.15%) IMAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 113 (17.07%) Big Data
2 57 (8.61%) SQL Server
3 34 (5.14%) GIS
4 21 (3.17%) Oracle Database
5 18 (2.72%) Hadoop
6 17 (2.57%) MongoDB
7 16 (2.42%) Power BI
8 15 (2.27%) Data Mining
8 15 (2.27%) Relational Database
9 14 (2.11%) SQL Server 2012
10 11 (1.66%) MySQL
10 11 (1.66%) Oracle Reports
10 11 (1.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 10 (1.51%) RDBMS
11 10 (1.51%) SQL Server 2005
12 9 (1.36%) Data Warehouse
12 9 (1.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 8 (1.21%) NoSQL
13 8 (1.21%) PostgreSQL
13 8 (1.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 69 (10.42%) Git (software)
2 32 (4.83%) Jenkins
2 32 (4.83%) Selenium
3 30 (4.53%) Visual Studio
4 28 (4.23%) Maven
5 26 (3.93%) Artifactory
5 26 (3.93%) Bugzilla
5 26 (3.93%) CMake
5 26 (3.93%) MSBuild
5 26 (3.93%) NuGet
5 26 (3.93%) Phabricator
5 26 (3.93%) Ranorex
5 26 (3.93%) SonarQube
6 21 (3.17%) NetBeans
7 17 (2.57%) JIRA
8 16 (2.42%) Subversion
9 7 (1.06%) WebDriver
10 5 (0.76%) Oracle Forms
10 5 (0.76%) Team Foundation Server
11 4 (0.60%) Eclipse
General
1 89 (13.44%) Marketing
2 83 (12.54%) Finance
3 40 (6.04%) Banking
4 23 (3.47%) Military
5 20 (3.02%) Retail
6 16 (2.42%) Law
7 14 (2.11%) Electronics
8 13 (1.96%) Legal
9 11 (1.66%) Advertising
9 11 (1.66%) Telecoms
10 10 (1.51%) Games
11 8 (1.21%) General Ledger
11 8 (1.21%) Pharmaceutical
12 5 (0.76%) Publishing
13 4 (0.60%) Digital Economy
13 4 (0.60%) Investment Banking
13 4 (0.60%) Retail Banking
14 3 (0.45%) Front Office
15 2 (0.30%) Mandarin Language
15 2 (0.30%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 161 (24.32%) Developer
2 101 (15.26%) Software Engineer
3 72 (10.88%) Analyst
4 70 (10.57%) .NET Developer
5 59 (8.91%) Consultant
6 53 (8.01%) C# Developer
7 51 (7.70%) Project Manager
8 50 (7.55%) C# .NET Developer
9 49 (7.40%) Senior Developer
10 43 (6.50%) Architect
11 41 (6.19%) Senior .NET Developer
12 35 (5.29%) Graduate
12 35 (5.29%) Junior
13 34 (5.14%) Senior C# Developer
14 32 (4.83%) Senior C# .NET Developer
15 29 (4.38%) Test Engineer
16 28 (4.23%) Digital Project Manager
17 26 (3.93%) Development Engineer
17 26 (3.93%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
17 26 (3.93%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 166 (25.08%) .NET
2 74 (11.18%) HTML
3 61 (9.21%) CSS
4 53 (8.01%) Web Services
5 45 (6.80%) SOAP
6 36 (5.44%) AngularJS
7 32 (4.83%) ASP.NET
7 32 (4.83%) RESTful
8 31 (4.68%) Node.js
8 31 (4.68%) Swing
8 31 (4.68%) WPF
9 29 (4.38%) HTML5
10 27 (4.08%) jQuery
11 23 (3.47%) CSS3
12 20 (3.02%) React
13 18 (2.72%) .NET Framework
13 18 (2.72%) Entity Framework
14 17 (2.57%) Sass
15 15 (2.27%) ASP.NET MVC
15 15 (2.27%) Natural Language Processing
Miscellaneous
1 89 (13.44%) User Experience
2 83 (12.54%) Analytical Skills
3 72 (10.88%) Robotics
4 41 (6.19%) Computer Science
5 40 (6.04%) Greenfield Project
6 38 (5.74%) Algorithms
7 25 (3.78%) Management Information System
8 24 (3.63%) Social Media
9 21 (3.17%) Tandem
10 13 (1.96%) Analytical Mindset
11 9 (1.36%) Driving Licence
11 9 (1.36%) Mobile App
12 7 (1.06%) Clustering
12 7 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
13 6 (0.91%) e-Learning
13 6 (0.91%) iPhone
14 5 (0.76%) Data Centre
14 5 (0.76%) FMCG
15 4 (0.60%) Augmented Reality
15 4 (0.60%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 99 (14.95%) Windows
2 87 (13.14%) Linux
3 26 (3.93%) Debian
4 20 (3.02%) Unix
5 13 (1.96%) Solaris
6 9 (1.36%) Android
6 9 (1.36%) Apple iOS
6 9 (1.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (1.36%) Windows 7
6 9 (1.36%) Windows Server
6 9 (1.36%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (0.91%) Windows Phone
7 6 (0.91%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (0.60%) Windows 10
9 3 (0.45%) Oracle Linux
9 3 (0.45%) Ubuntu
9 3 (0.45%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.30%) SUSE
11 1 (0.15%) CentOS
11 1 (0.15%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 208 (31.42%) Agile Software Development
2 117 (17.67%) Software Engineering
3 87 (13.14%) Analytics
4 72 (10.88%) Creative Thinking
5 68 (10.27%) Project Management
6 67 (10.12%) Scrum
7 58 (8.76%) Software Testing
8 55 (8.31%) Machine Learning
9 50 (7.55%) Mathematics
9 50 (7.55%) MVC
10 45 (6.80%) Artificial Intelligence
11 44 (6.65%) Data Analytics
11 44 (6.65%) Test Automation
12 42 (6.34%) Business Intelligence
13 41 (6.19%) Web Development
14 40 (6.04%) DevOps
15 39 (5.89%) Big Data Analytics
15 39 (5.89%) Data Analysis
15 39 (5.89%) Open Source
16 38 (5.74%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 164 (24.77%) C#
2 162 (24.47%) Java
3 157 (23.72%) SQL
4 112 (16.92%) JavaScript
5 97 (14.65%) Python
6 91 (13.75%) C++
7 36 (5.44%) R
8 33 (4.98%) C
9 29 (4.38%) T-SQL
10 23 (3.47%) PHP
11 17 (2.57%) MATLAB
12 15 (2.27%) ES6
13 13 (1.96%) PowerShell
13 13 (1.96%) Scala
14 12 (1.81%) PL/SQL
14 12 (1.81%) Ruby
15 6 (0.91%) Bash Shell
15 6 (0.91%) Shell Script
15 6 (0.91%) VBA
16 4 (0.60%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 132 (19.94%) Degree
2 41 (6.19%) Numerate Degree
3 17 (2.57%) Security Cleared
4 13 (1.96%) Computer Science Degree
5 12 (1.81%) DV Cleared
6 10 (1.51%) CISSP
7 8 (1.21%) MBA
7 8 (1.21%) SC Cleared
8 6 (0.91%) PMP
9 4 (0.60%) ISEB
9 4 (0.60%) PMI Certification
9 4 (0.60%) Postgraduate
10 3 (0.45%) Master's Degree
11 2 (0.30%) ACCA
11 2 (0.30%) CIMA
11 2 (0.30%) CISA
11 2 (0.30%) CISM
11 2 (0.30%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 2 (0.30%) Six Sigma Black Belt
11 2 (0.30%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (2.27%) QA
2 10 (1.51%) Data Quality
3 6 (0.91%) PMO
4 4 (0.60%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.60%) SLA
5 3 (0.45%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.30%) Actionable Recommendations
6 2 (0.30%) IFRS
6 2 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.15%) GDPR
7 1 (0.15%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 21 (3.17%) Active Directory
2 16 (2.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (1.36%) Docker
4 6 (0.91%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (0.91%) vSphere
5 3 (0.45%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.30%) DFS Replication
6 2 (0.30%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.30%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 8 (1.21%) Host Intrusion Detection System
1 8 (1.21%) Network Intrusion Detection System
1 8 (1.21%) Puppet
2 6 (0.91%) Backup Exec
2 6 (0.91%) Malwarebytes
2 6 (0.91%) Norton AntiVirus
3 5 (0.76%) Ansible
4 4 (0.60%) Control-M
4 4 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (0.45%) Consul
5 3 (0.45%) Packer
5 3 (0.45%) Terraform
6 2 (0.30%) Kubernetes
6 2 (0.30%) Nagios
6 2 (0.30%) yum
7 1 (0.15%) Grafana
7 1 (0.15%) HP Data Protector
7 1 (0.15%) NetApp OnCommand
7 1 (0.15%) SCOM
7 1 (0.15%) Simpana
Vendors
1 62 (9.37%) Microsoft
2 45 (6.80%) Oracle
3 34 (5.14%) Google
4 18 (2.72%) VMware
5 15 (2.27%) Tableau
6 14 (2.11%) Adobe
6 14 (2.11%) Cisco
6 14 (2.11%) Twitter
7 12 (1.81%) Apple
8 9 (1.36%) Salesforce.com
9 8 (1.21%) Dell
10 7 (1.06%) Facebook
10 7 (1.06%) Xamarin
11 6 (0.91%) Avaya
11 6 (0.91%) MicroStrategy
11 6 (0.91%) Palo Alto
11 6 (0.91%) Sophos
11 6 (0.91%) Symantec
12 5 (0.76%) NetApp
12 5 (0.76%) SAP