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

Innovative Thinking
UK
6 months to
7 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 297 641 545
Rank change year-on-year +344 -96 +8
Permanent jobs citing Innovative Thinking 2,207 405 258
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.29% 0.35% 0.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.34% 0.38% 0.43%
Number of salaries quoted 329 307 194
10th Percentile £31,150 £31,150 £29,000
25th Percentile £40,000 £40,000 £38,009
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £50,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +20.00% -9.09% +4.76%
75th Percentile £75,000 £68,750 £75,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £86,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £53,500
% change year-on-year -5.26% -11.21% +38.96%

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 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%

Innovative Thinking
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Innovative Thinking in the UK

Innovative Thinking
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Innovative Thinking in the UK

Innovative Thinking
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Innovative Thinking over the 6 months to 7 August 2022.

Salary histogram for Innovative Thinking in the UK

Innovative 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 Innovative 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 +319 1,875 £63,340 +26.68% 140
London +264 1,094 £75,000 +15.38% 52
UK excluding London +251 877 £45,000 -5.26% 122
Work from Home +107 624 £52,500 +5.00% 59
East of England +113 261 £31,750 +2.42% 19
South East +109 229 £45,000 -18.18% 31
North of England -14 139 £42,500 -1.16% 13
Midlands +12 80 £38,000 -31.53% 2
Scotland +26 71 £46,000 +5.48% 3
Yorkshire -3 68 £42,500 -1.16% 4
Wales +47 66 £50,000 +53.85% 16
North West -56 55 £51,250 +7.89% 6
West Midlands -8 53 £38,000 -20.00%
East Midlands 0 27 £44,500 -27.05% 2
South West -32 23 £25,506 -43.32% 22
North East -1 16 £35,000 -25.13% 3
Channel Islands - 9 £75,000 -

For the 6 months to 7 August 2022, 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 1,516 (68.69%) Agile
2 1,418 (64.25%) Finance
3 1,019 (46.17%) Manufacturing
4 981 (44.45%) Life Science
5 978 (44.31%) Java
6 926 (41.96%) Azure
7 899 (40.73%) AWS
8 805 (36.47%) Microservices
9 777 (35.21%) Google
10 769 (34.84%) Git (software)
11 743 (33.67%) CI/CD
12 721 (32.67%) GCP
13 720 (32.62%) Coaching
14 716 (32.44%) JavaScript
15 712 (32.26%) Mentoring
16 705 (31.94%) DevOps
17 689 (31.22%) Kubernetes
18 685 (31.04%) Python
19 678 (30.72%) Serverless
20 619 (28.05%) Test Automation
21 592 (26.82%) Inclusion and Diversity
22 567 (25.69%) SQL
23 566 (25.65%) TDD
24 547 (24.78%) Scrum
25 530 (24.01%) Microsoft
26 518 (23.47%) Social Skills
27 492 (22.29%) .NET
28 478 (21.66%) Docker
29 469 (21.25%) BDD
30 468 (21.21%) RESTful

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
1 199 (9.02%) Apache Spark
2 156 (7.07%) Apache
3 100 (4.53%) IIS
4 95 (4.30%) JBoss
4 95 (4.30%) Tomcat
5 76 (3.44%) Confluence
6 26 (1.18%) Cloud Foundry
7 18 (0.82%) SAS
8 16 (0.72%) Apache Airflow
9 8 (0.36%) SharePoint
10 7 (0.32%) MS Exchange
11 4 (0.18%) Jadu
12 3 (0.14%) Luigi
13 2 (0.091%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 2 (0.091%) Ethereum
13 2 (0.091%) Hyperledger
13 2 (0.091%) Umbraco
14 1 (0.045%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 32 (1.45%) Microsoft Excel
2 30 (1.36%) Sketch
3 27 (1.22%) Photoshop
4 25 (1.13%) Microsoft Office
5 21 (0.95%) InVision
6 20 (0.91%) Adobe Illustrator
7 19 (0.86%) Adobe XD
8 18 (0.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 13 (0.59%) Marvel
10 11 (0.50%) CATIA
11 9 (0.41%) Adobe After Effects
11 9 (0.41%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 9 (0.41%) MS Visio
12 8 (0.36%) Zeplin
13 2 (0.091%) SOLIDWORKS
14 1 (0.045%) Chatbot
14 1 (0.045%) CINEMA 4D
14 1 (0.045%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 21 (0.95%) JDE OneWorld
2 18 (0.82%) Magento
2 18 (0.82%) Odoo
3 11 (0.50%) DELMIA
4 10 (0.45%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 5 (0.23%) SAP Business ByDesign
5 5 (0.23%) SAP Business One
6 3 (0.14%) NetSuite
6 3 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 2 (0.091%) Distributed Ledger
7 2 (0.091%) R3 Corda
7 2 (0.091%) SAP S/4HANA
8 1 (0.045%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 926 (41.96%) Azure
2 899 (40.73%) AWS
3 721 (32.67%) GCP
4 678 (30.72%) Serverless
5 445 (20.16%) Cloud Functions
6 353 (15.99%) AWS Lambda
7 321 (14.54%) OpenShift
8 203 (9.20%) PaaS
9 155 (7.02%) Dialogflow
9 155 (7.02%) Google App Engine
9 155 (7.02%) Google Compute Engine
9 155 (7.02%) Google Kubernetes Engine
10 133 (6.03%) AWS CloudFormation
11 121 (5.48%) GitHub
12 96 (4.35%) Azure Stack
13 95 (4.30%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 95 (4.30%) AWS CodePipeline
14 90 (4.08%) Datadog
15 86 (3.90%) Amazon EKS
16 60 (2.72%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 300 (13.59%) Internet
2 101 (4.58%) Firewall
3 14 (0.63%) TCP/IP
4 9 (0.41%) Network Security
5 8 (0.36%) Wireless
6 7 (0.32%) DNS
7 5 (0.23%) NAS
7 5 (0.23%) UWB
7 5 (0.23%) VoIP
7 5 (0.23%) VPN
7 5 (0.23%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (0.14%) SAN
8 3 (0.14%) TDMA
9 1 (0.045%) 5G
9 1 (0.045%) SD-WAN
9 1 (0.045%) VLAN
9 1 (0.045%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 364 (16.49%) Relational Database
2 286 (12.96%) NoSQL
3 282 (12.78%) SQL Server
4 235 (10.65%) MongoDB
5 226 (10.24%) MySQL
6 202 (9.15%) PostgreSQL
7 195 (8.84%) Apache Cassandra
7 195 (8.84%) Flink
8 155 (7.02%) BigQuery
8 155 (7.02%) Cloud Spanner
9 56 (2.54%) Elasticsearch
10 44 (1.99%) Power BI
11 39 (1.77%) Data Warehouse
12 38 (1.72%) Tableau
13 29 (1.31%) Data Lake
13 29 (1.31%) Metadata
14 25 (1.13%) Big Data
15 22 (1.00%) QlikView
16 12 (0.54%) InterSystems Cache
17 10 (0.45%) Geospatial Data
Development Applications
1 769 (34.84%) Git (software)
2 459 (20.80%) Jenkins
3 418 (18.94%) Gradle
3 418 (18.94%) Maven
4 316 (14.32%) JIRA
5 303 (13.73%) Subversion
6 223 (10.10%) Mockito
7 208 (9.42%) JUnit
8 195 (8.84%) Ant
9 116 (5.26%) Cucumber
10 56 (2.54%) RSpec
11 44 (1.99%) Selenium
12 37 (1.68%) Sonatype Nexus
13 36 (1.63%) Postman
14 31 (1.40%) Newman
14 31 (1.40%) REST Assured
15 27 (1.22%) JMeter
16 26 (1.18%) LoadRunner
16 26 (1.18%) Robot Framework
16 26 (1.18%) SonarQube
General
1 1,418 (64.25%) Finance
2 1,019 (46.17%) Manufacturing
3 592 (26.82%) Inclusion and Diversity
4 518 (23.47%) Social Skills
5 200 (9.06%) Analytical Skills
6 197 (8.93%) Banking
7 196 (8.88%) Public Sector
8 135 (6.12%) Marketing
9 81 (3.67%) Retail
10 46 (2.08%) Telecoms
11 39 (1.77%) Presentation Skills
12 38 (1.72%) Organisational Skills
13 37 (1.68%) Aerospace
14 34 (1.54%) Legal
15 30 (1.36%) Influencing Skills
16 25 (1.13%) Pharmaceutical
17 24 (1.09%) Games
17 24 (1.09%) Investment Banking
18 22 (1.00%) Billing
19 20 (0.91%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 423 (19.17%) Java Engineer
2 256 (11.60%) Analyst
3 206 (9.33%) Principal Engineer
4 201 (9.11%) Senior Java Engineer
5 184 (8.34%) Technical Leader
6 178 (8.07%) Cloud Engineer
7 159 (7.20%) Information Analyst
7 159 (7.20%) Information Security Analyst
7 159 (7.20%) Security Analyst
8 155 (7.02%) GCP Engineer
9 145 (6.57%) DevOps Engineer
10 142 (6.43%) Developer
11 102 (4.62%) Software Engineer
12 95 (4.30%) Senior DevOps
12 95 (4.30%) Senior DevOps Engineer
13 87 (3.94%) Consultant
14 68 (3.08%) Graduate
15 51 (2.31%) Product Manager
16 48 (2.17%) Java Developer
17 46 (2.08%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 492 (22.29%) .NET
2 468 (21.21%) RESTful
3 330 (14.95%) HTML
4 314 (14.23%) Spring
5 304 (13.77%) CSS
6 275 (12.46%) ASP.NET
7 232 (10.51%) .NET Core
8 205 (9.29%) JSON
9 204 (9.24%) Node.js
10 195 (8.84%) JDBC
11 185 (8.38%) Kafka
12 163 (7.39%) Hibernate
12 163 (7.39%) JPA
13 155 (7.02%) Apache Beam
14 117 (5.30%) Spring Boot
15 95 (4.30%) Elastic Stack
16 80 (3.62%) React
17 72 (3.26%) RabbitMQ
18 63 (2.85%) REST
19 62 (2.81%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 981 (44.45%) Life Science
2 378 (17.13%) Algorithms
3 351 (15.90%) Data Structures
4 301 (13.64%) Cloud Native
5 293 (13.28%) Linux Command Line
6 246 (11.15%) Public Cloud
7 155 (7.02%) Legacy Applications
8 150 (6.80%) User Experience
9 101 (4.58%) Self-Motivation
10 89 (4.03%) Management Information System
11 86 (3.90%) Social Network
12 80 (3.62%) Data Centre
13 29 (1.31%) Mobile App
14 26 (1.18%) Cyberthreat
15 22 (1.00%) Private Cloud
16 21 (0.95%) Driving Licence
17 20 (0.91%) Biotechnology
18 18 (0.82%) FPGA
18 18 (0.82%) Greenfield Project
19 17 (0.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 197 (8.93%) Unix
2 150 (6.80%) Windows
3 129 (5.85%) Linux
4 113 (5.12%) Windows Server
5 59 (2.67%) Android
6 53 (2.40%) Apple iOS
7 7 (0.32%) Kali Linux
8 6 (0.27%) Windows Mobile
9 3 (0.14%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.045%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,516 (68.69%) Agile
2 805 (36.47%) Microservices
3 743 (33.67%) CI/CD
4 720 (32.62%) Coaching
5 712 (32.26%) Mentoring
6 705 (31.94%) DevOps
7 619 (28.05%) Test Automation
8 566 (25.65%) TDD
9 547 (24.78%) Scrum
10 469 (21.25%) BDD
11 381 (17.26%) Software Engineering
12 370 (16.76%) Strategic Thinking
13 355 (16.09%) Continuous Integration
14 337 (15.27%) Disaster Recovery
15 331 (15.00%) OOP
16 318 (14.41%) High Availability
17 305 (13.82%) Kanban
18 303 (13.73%) Service Design
19 295 (13.37%) Customer-Centricity
20 255 (11.55%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 978 (44.31%) Java
2 716 (32.44%) JavaScript
3 685 (31.04%) Python
4 567 (25.69%) SQL
5 289 (13.09%) Ruby
6 208 (9.42%) Perl
7 207 (9.38%) PHP
8 206 (9.33%) Shell Script
9 205 (9.29%) PowerShell
10 115 (5.21%) C#
11 66 (2.99%) Go
12 46 (2.08%) TypeScript
13 28 (1.27%) Scala
14 24 (1.09%) C
15 21 (0.95%) T-SQL
16 20 (0.91%) R
17 19 (0.86%) MATLAB
18 14 (0.63%) Bash
19 13 (0.59%) C++
20 12 (0.54%) Elixir
Qualifications
1 268 (12.14%) Degree
2 127 (5.75%) Security Cleared
3 107 (4.85%) SC Cleared
4 36 (1.63%) DV Cleared
5 35 (1.59%) CISSP
6 32 (1.45%) Computer Science Degree
7 19 (0.86%) BPSS Clearance
8 17 (0.77%) ISTQB
8 17 (0.77%) MAPM
9 13 (0.59%) CISM
10 10 (0.45%) CISA
10 10 (0.45%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 9 (0.41%) PMI Certification
12 7 (0.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 7 (0.32%) OSCP
13 5 (0.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 4 (0.18%) CASP
14 4 (0.18%) CompTIA Security+
14 4 (0.18%) GIAC
14 4 (0.18%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 287 (13.00%) QA
2 178 (8.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 160 (7.25%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 158 (7.16%) Cyber Essentials
4 158 (7.16%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 40 (1.81%) Accessibility
6 27 (1.22%) Data Quality
7 18 (0.82%) GLP
8 17 (0.77%) GDPR
9 15 (0.68%) NIST
10 7 (0.32%) HIPAA
10 7 (0.32%) PCI DSS
11 6 (0.27%) SLA
12 5 (0.23%) JTAG
12 5 (0.23%) WCAG
13 4 (0.18%) GMP
13 4 (0.18%) PMO
13 4 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 2 (0.091%) COBIT
14 2 (0.091%) GRC
System Software
1 478 (21.66%) Docker
2 101 (4.58%) Virtual Machines
3 11 (0.50%) Firmware
4 8 (0.36%) Active Directory
5 5 (0.23%) etcd
6 3 (0.14%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 689 (31.22%) Kubernetes
2 291 (13.19%) Terraform
3 113 (5.12%) Ansible
4 110 (4.98%) Opscode Chef
5 100 (4.53%) Puppet
6 26 (1.18%) HP Quality Center
7 13 (0.59%) Istio
8 11 (0.50%) Prometheus
9 2 (0.091%) Backup Exec
9 2 (0.091%) Single Sign-On
10 1 (0.045%) Dell DRAC
10 1 (0.045%) Microsoft Intune
10 1 (0.045%) QRadar
10 1 (0.045%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 777 (35.21%) Google
2 530 (24.01%) Microsoft
3 127 (5.75%) Splunk
4 72 (3.26%) Spotify
5 39 (1.77%) Apple
6 29 (1.31%) PayPal
7 20 (0.91%) Adobe
7 20 (0.91%) Oracle
8 18 (0.82%) Charles River
9 17 (0.77%) Databricks
10 15 (0.68%) EMC
11 13 (0.59%) Amplitude
11 13 (0.59%) Atlassian
12 11 (0.50%) CrowdStrike
12 11 (0.50%) SAP
12 11 (0.50%) VMware
13 10 (0.45%) New Relic
13 10 (0.45%) QinetiQ
13 10 (0.45%) Sparx
14 8 (0.36%) Xero