Period
to 23 October 2018

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 23 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Innovative Thinking
UK
6 months to
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 352 629 648
Rank change year-on-year +277 +19 +129
Permanent jobs citing Innovative Thinking 1,493 682 695
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.91% 0.39% 0.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.00% 0.42% 0.40%
Number of salaries quoted 543 538 520
UK median annual salary £49,000 £45,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.89% -10.00% +9.89%
10th Percentile £28,250 £26,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £80,000 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £39,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +15.38% -13.33% +5.88%

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 150,004 160,879 172,382
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.04% 91.57% 90.91%
Number of salaries quoted 119,274 126,930 143,463
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.09% +2.11%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -

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 23 October 2018.

Salary histogram for Innovative Thinking in the UK

Innovative 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 Innovative Thinking within the UK over the 6 months to 23 October 2018. 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 +304 1,404 £52,500 +5.00% 97
London +340 1,043 £75,000 +25.00% 26
UK excluding London +28 425 £45,000 +15.38% 83
South East +55 138 £45,000 +38.46% 18
South West +15 79 £65,000 +44.44% 10
North of England +43 72 £46,250 +13.50% 15
Scotland -48 62 £34,500 +7.81% 9
North West +11 44 £40,000 -15.79% 10
East of England +19 37 £45,750 +1.67% 16
Midlands +16 35 £47,500 +5.56% 12
West Midlands +47 25 £47,500 - 4
Yorkshire +14 17 £45,625 +30.36% 4
North East -6 11 £65,000 - 1
East Midlands -11 10 £48,750 +8.94% 8
Wales +9 5 £40,000 - 2

For the 6 months to 23 October 2018, IT jobs citing Innovative 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 Innovative Thinking.

1 945 (63.30%) Finance
2 925 (61.96%) Problem-Solving
3 832 (55.73%) Big Data
4 804 (53.85%) Strategic Thinking
5 799 (53.52%) Investment Management
6 791 (52.98%) Banking
7 789 (52.85%) Financial Institution
7 789 (52.85%) Cyberthreat
8 786 (52.65%) Investment Banking
9 785 (52.58%) Low Latency
10 760 (50.90%) Risk Management
11 702 (47.02%) Java
12 590 (39.52%) Analytical Skills
13 491 (32.89%) Agile Software Development
14 478 (32.02%) Degree
15 445 (29.81%) JavaScript
16 380 (25.45%) SQL
17 324 (21.70%) AngularJS
18 300 (20.09%) SDLC
19 287 (19.22%) OO
20 275 (18.42%) C++
21 270 (18.08%) Python
22 268 (17.95%) Computer Science
23 261 (17.48%) C#
24 259 (17.35%) HTML
25 251 (16.81%) Linux
26 232 (15.54%) RESTful
27 227 (15.20%) Analytics
28 221 (14.80%) TDD
29 190 (12.73%) Software Engineering

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 63 (4.22%) Apache Spark
2 45 (3.01%) CMS
3 34 (2.28%) Elasticsearch
4 21 (1.41%) WordPress
5 17 (1.14%) Tomcat
6 16 (1.07%) SharePoint
6 16 (1.07%) Umbraco
7 13 (0.87%) Apache
8 11 (0.74%) Confluence
9 10 (0.67%) EPiServer
10 7 (0.47%) Jetty
10 7 (0.47%) MS Exchange
10 7 (0.47%) Sitecore CMS
11 6 (0.40%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 6 (0.40%) Drupal
11 6 (0.40%) GemFire
11 6 (0.40%) SAS
12 5 (0.33%) ExpressionEngine
13 4 (0.27%) IIS
14 3 (0.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 52 (3.48%) Microsoft Office
2 43 (2.88%) Microsoft Excel
3 20 (1.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 12 (0.80%) Photoshop
5 6 (0.40%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 5 (0.33%) MS Visio
7 3 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
7 3 (0.20%) Chatbot
7 3 (0.20%) EngageOne
8 2 (0.13%) PrintSoft PReS
9 1 (0.067%) Microsoft Project
9 1 (0.067%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 10 (0.67%) Oracle ERP
2 9 (0.60%) SAP S/4HANA
3 8 (0.54%) Infor M3
3 8 (0.54%) StreamServe
4 6 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
4 6 (0.40%) Sentinel
5 4 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
6 3 (0.20%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 3 (0.20%) SAP Hybris
7 2 (0.13%) Distributed Ledger
7 2 (0.13%) Payment Gateway
7 2 (0.13%) R3 Corda
8 1 (0.067%) JDE EnterpriseOne
8 1 (0.067%) SAP FSCM
8 1 (0.067%) SAP IBP
8 1 (0.067%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 70 (4.69%) Amazon AWS
2 42 (2.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 29 (1.94%) SaaS
4 27 (1.81%) GitHub
5 21 (1.41%) npm
6 16 (1.07%) Cloud Computing
7 13 (0.87%) NuGet
8 10 (0.67%) PaaS
9 9 (0.60%) Google Analytics
10 8 (0.54%) IaaS
11 7 (0.47%) Force.com
12 5 (0.33%) Amazon Kinesis
12 5 (0.33%) Office 365
13 3 (0.20%) AWS CloudFormation
13 3 (0.20%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
14 2 (0.13%) Dynamics 365
14 2 (0.13%) Yarn
15 1 (0.067%) Azure Functions
15 1 (0.067%) SAP Leonardo
15 1 (0.067%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 27 (1.81%) Firewall
2 21 (1.41%) Internet
3 20 (1.34%) DNS
4 19 (1.27%) DHCP
5 15 (1.00%) LAN
5 15 (1.00%) WAN
6 14 (0.94%) TCP/IP
7 12 (0.80%) Anycast
7 12 (0.80%) BGP
7 12 (0.80%) Cisco IOS
7 12 (0.80%) Cisco Nexus
7 12 (0.80%) Ethernet
7 12 (0.80%) MPLS
7 12 (0.80%) NetScaler
7 12 (0.80%) OSPF
7 12 (0.80%) Quagga
7 12 (0.80%) SNMP
8 10 (0.67%) Network Security
9 7 (0.47%) IOS XR
9 7 (0.47%) NX-OS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 832 (55.73%) Big Data
2 179 (11.99%) Relational Database
3 150 (10.05%) MongoDB
4 131 (8.77%) NoSQL
5 110 (7.37%) DB2
6 71 (4.76%) SQL Server
7 61 (4.09%) RDBMS
8 57 (3.82%) MySQL
9 42 (2.81%) PostgreSQL
10 34 (2.28%) Data Lake
10 34 (2.28%) Hadoop
11 32 (2.14%) GIS
12 30 (2.01%) Data Mining
13 29 (1.94%) Apache Cassandra
13 29 (1.94%) MemSQL
13 29 (1.94%) Sybase ASE
14 24 (1.61%) Redis
15 16 (1.07%) Flink
15 16 (1.07%) IBM InfoSphere
15 16 (1.07%) Sybase IQ
Development Applications
1 127 (8.51%) Git (software)
2 62 (4.15%) Maven
3 53 (3.55%) JIRA
4 52 (3.48%) JUnit
5 34 (2.28%) Cucumber
6 33 (2.21%) Visual Studio
7 32 (2.14%) Jenkins
8 30 (2.01%) Subversion
9 26 (1.74%) NetBeans
10 23 (1.54%) gulp
11 19 (1.27%) Mockito
11 19 (1.27%) Selenium
12 18 (1.21%) Gradle
13 16 (1.07%) Eclipse
13 16 (1.07%) FitNesse
14 15 (1.00%) NUnit
14 15 (1.00%) WebDriver
15 14 (0.94%) git-flow
15 14 (0.94%) SpecFlow
15 14 (0.94%) Vagrant
General
1 945 (63.30%) Finance
2 791 (52.98%) Banking
3 789 (52.85%) Financial Institution
4 786 (52.65%) Investment Banking
5 102 (6.83%) Front Office
6 50 (3.35%) Marketing
7 48 (3.22%) Legal
8 42 (2.81%) Retail
9 28 (1.88%) Military
10 26 (1.74%) Telecoms
11 19 (1.27%) Electronics
12 18 (1.21%) Multimedia
13 15 (1.00%) Back Office
14 12 (0.80%) Manufacturing
14 12 (0.80%) Publishing
15 10 (0.67%) Advertising
16 8 (0.54%) Prime Brokerage
17 7 (0.47%) Games
17 7 (0.47%) Music Industry
18 4 (0.27%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 468 (31.35%) Developer
2 122 (8.17%) Software Engineer
3 114 (7.64%) Java Developer
4 103 (6.90%) Analyst
5 98 (6.56%) Platform Engineer
6 92 (6.16%) Architect
7 51 (3.42%) Senior Developer
8 43 (2.88%) C# Developer
9 41 (2.75%) Graduate
9 41 (2.75%) Junior
10 40 (2.68%) Data Engineer
11 38 (2.55%) Consultant
12 37 (2.48%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 36 (2.41%) .NET Developer
13 36 (2.41%) Business Analyst
13 36 (2.41%) Java Engineer
14 35 (2.34%) Java Software Engineer
15 34 (2.28%) JavaScript Developer
15 34 (2.28%) Software Developer
16 28 (1.88%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 324 (21.70%) AngularJS
2 259 (17.35%) HTML
3 232 (15.54%) RESTful
4 188 (12.59%) .NET
5 183 (12.26%) React
6 169 (11.32%) CSS
7 158 (10.58%) Web Services
8 121 (8.10%) HTML5
9 118 (7.90%) Spring
10 111 (7.43%) Kafka
11 87 (5.83%) REST
12 76 (5.09%) jQuery
13 69 (4.62%) Node.js
14 54 (3.62%) RabbitMQ
15 47 (3.15%) Vert.x
16 46 (3.08%) Akka
17 44 (2.95%) Middleware
18 42 (2.81%) JAX-RS
19 41 (2.75%) CSS3
19 41 (2.75%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 789 (52.85%) Cyberthreat
2 590 (39.52%) Analytical Skills
3 268 (17.95%) Computer Science
4 156 (10.45%) Algorithms
5 142 (9.51%) Self-Motivation
6 129 (8.64%) Fixed Income
7 106 (7.10%) User Experience
8 98 (6.56%) Data Structures
9 85 (5.69%) Equities
10 72 (4.82%) Management Information System
11 54 (3.62%) Analytical Mindset
11 54 (3.62%) Robotics
12 52 (3.48%) Derivative
13 50 (3.35%) Data Centre
14 49 (3.28%) Greenfield Project
15 48 (3.22%) Virtual Team
16 47 (3.15%) Fintech
17 37 (2.48%) Hedge funds
18 36 (2.41%) Mobile App
19 34 (2.28%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 251 (16.81%) Linux
2 188 (12.59%) Unix
3 179 (11.99%) Windows
4 22 (1.47%) Apple iOS
5 21 (1.41%) Android
6 14 (0.94%) Windows Server
7 7 (0.47%) Windows 7
7 7 (0.47%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (0.27%) Mac OS X
10 3 (0.20%) Windows 10
11 2 (0.13%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.067%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.067%) Solaris
12 1 (0.067%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.067%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 925 (61.96%) Problem-Solving
2 804 (53.85%) Strategic Thinking
3 799 (53.52%) Investment Management
4 785 (52.58%) Low Latency
5 760 (50.90%) Risk Management
6 491 (32.89%) Agile Software Development
7 300 (20.09%) SDLC
8 287 (19.22%) OO
9 227 (15.20%) Analytics
10 221 (14.80%) TDD
11 190 (12.73%) Software Engineering
12 164 (10.98%) Open Source
13 138 (9.24%) Test Automation
14 130 (8.71%) Mathematics
15 116 (7.77%) Project Management
16 115 (7.70%) SOA
17 113 (7.57%) Microservices
18 105 (7.03%) Decision-Making
19 103 (6.90%) Machine Learning
20 98 (6.56%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 702 (47.02%) Java
2 445 (29.81%) JavaScript
3 380 (25.45%) SQL
4 275 (18.42%) C++
5 270 (18.08%) Python
6 261 (17.48%) C#
7 111 (7.43%) Perl
8 105 (7.03%) C
9 66 (4.42%) Scala
10 62 (4.15%) Shell Script
11 51 (3.42%) PHP
12 48 (3.22%) Bash Shell
13 44 (2.95%) Java 8
14 39 (2.61%) PowerShell
15 38 (2.55%) Ruby
16 28 (1.88%) R
17 24 (1.61%) ES6
17 24 (1.61%) TypeScript
18 20 (1.34%) VB.NET
19 16 (1.07%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 478 (32.02%) Degree
2 138 (9.24%) Computer Science Degree
3 87 (5.83%) Master's Degree
4 61 (4.09%) Numerate Degree
5 38 (2.55%) Security Cleared
6 28 (1.88%) CISSP
7 25 (1.67%) SC Cleared
8 17 (1.14%) CISM
9 15 (1.00%) GPEN
9 15 (1.00%) PhD
10 8 (0.54%) MBA
11 6 (0.40%) Cisco Certification
11 6 (0.40%) GSEC
11 6 (0.40%) PMP
12 5 (0.33%) CISA
12 5 (0.33%) DV Cleared
12 5 (0.33%) PMI Certification
13 3 (0.20%) ISEB
13 3 (0.20%) JNCIE
13 3 (0.20%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 81 (5.43%) QA
2 10 (0.67%) GDPR
2 10 (0.67%) MiFID
3 9 (0.60%) Data Quality
4 8 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.33%) PMO
5 5 (0.33%) SLA
6 4 (0.27%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.20%) COBIT
7 3 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 3 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.067%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.067%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.067%) JSP 440
System Software
1 38 (2.55%) Docker
2 17 (1.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (1.07%) Active Directory
4 13 (0.87%) Virtual Desktop
5 12 (0.80%) Hyper-V
6 10 (0.67%) HDFS
7 7 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (0.40%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 6 (0.40%) Microsoft App-V
8 6 (0.40%) XenDesktop
9 3 (0.20%) KVM
9 3 (0.20%) QEMU
10 1 (0.067%) vSphere
10 1 (0.067%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 36 (2.41%) Puppet
2 33 (2.21%) Opscode Chef
3 15 (1.00%) Packer
4 14 (0.94%) Kibana
4 14 (0.94%) Salt
5 13 (0.87%) WSUS
6 12 (0.80%) Ansible
6 12 (0.80%) CFEngine
7 9 (0.60%) Kubernetes
8 8 (0.54%) Terraform
9 6 (0.40%) Consul
9 6 (0.40%) Mesos
9 6 (0.40%) SCCM
10 5 (0.33%) RSA Archer
11 2 (0.13%) Hadoop YARN
11 2 (0.13%) Host Intrusion Detection System
11 2 (0.13%) SCOM
11 2 (0.13%) Single Sign-On
12 1 (0.067%) Malwarebytes
12 1 (0.067%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 182 (12.19%) Sybase
2 94 (6.30%) Microsoft
3 71 (4.76%) Oracle
4 35 (2.34%) IBM
5 29 (1.94%) Cisco
6 28 (1.88%) Citrix
7 23 (1.54%) Google
8 22 (1.47%) SAP
8 22 (1.47%) Tableau
9 19 (1.27%) Salesforce.com
10 17 (1.14%) VMware
11 13 (0.87%) Omniture
11 13 (0.87%) Optimizely
12 12 (0.80%) Adobe
13 11 (0.74%) SaltStack
14 8 (0.54%) Infor
14 8 (0.54%) Juniper
14 8 (0.54%) Nokia
14 8 (0.54%) Sitecore
15 7 (0.47%) Arista