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

Innovative Thinking
UK
6 months to
23 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 342 675 681
Rank change year-on-year +333 +6 +71
Permanent jobs citing Innovative Thinking 1,625 587 708
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.94% 0.33% 0.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.04% 0.36% 0.39%
Number of salaries quoted 584 470 565
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - -
10th Percentile £28,000 £24,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £100,000 £85,000 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £39,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year +15.38% -11.36% -2.22%

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 156,958 161,209 182,191
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 90.63% 90.77% 90.02%
Number of salaries quoted 125,377 129,352 151,685
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,883 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.23% +5.02% -
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +1.19%

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 July 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 July 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 +368 1,550 £55,000 +10.00% 111
London +356 1,193 £75,000 +25.00% 59
UK excluding London +72 411 £45,000 +15.38% 59
South East +36 126 £45,000 +21.62% 12
South West +24 72 £65,000 +30.00% 8
East of England +34 62 £46,500 +19.23% 4
North of England +22 56 £42,500 +21.43% 23
Scotland -22 53 £32,000 -18.99% 3
Midlands +31 44 £52,500 +31.25% 5
West Midlands +39 25 £41,250 +3.13% 2
North West +7 25 £42,500 - 14
Yorkshire +26 20 £42,000 +23.53% 8
East Midlands +10 19 £55,000 +37.50% 3
North East -9 11 £57,500 +53.33% 1
Wales +1 1 £51,000 +27.50% 3

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 1,064 (65.48%) Finance
2 1,039 (63.94%) Problem-Solving
3 935 (57.54%) Big Data
4 923 (56.80%) Strategic Thinking
5 911 (56.06%) Banking
6 902 (55.51%) Investment Banking
6 902 (55.51%) Cyberthreat
7 897 (55.20%) Financial Institution
7 897 (55.20%) Low Latency
8 895 (55.08%) Investment Management
9 878 (54.03%) Risk Management
10 786 (48.37%) Java
11 661 (40.68%) Analytical Skills
12 516 (31.75%) Agile Software Development
13 502 (30.89%) Degree
14 467 (28.74%) JavaScript
15 408 (25.11%) SQL
16 334 (20.55%) OO
16 334 (20.55%) AngularJS
16 334 (20.55%) SDLC
17 308 (18.95%) Python
18 306 (18.83%) Computer Science
19 298 (18.34%) C++
20 272 (16.74%) Linux
21 267 (16.43%) HTML
22 261 (16.06%) TDD
23 254 (15.63%) Analytics
24 238 (14.65%) C#
25 237 (14.58%) RESTful
26 204 (12.55%) Sybase

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 75 (4.62%) Apache Spark
2 41 (2.52%) Elasticsearch
3 30 (1.85%) CMS
4 20 (1.23%) Tomcat
5 16 (0.98%) Apache
6 11 (0.68%) Umbraco
6 11 (0.68%) WordPress
7 10 (0.62%) MS Exchange
8 9 (0.55%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 9 (0.55%) Confluence
8 9 (0.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 8 (0.49%) GemFire
9 8 (0.49%) Sitecore CMS
10 7 (0.43%) Jetty
10 7 (0.43%) OpenStack
11 6 (0.37%) SAS
12 5 (0.31%) EPiServer
13 4 (0.25%) IIS
13 4 (0.25%) nginx
13 4 (0.25%) SharePoint
Applications
1 51 (3.14%) Microsoft Excel
2 46 (2.83%) Microsoft Office
3 20 (1.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (0.62%) Photoshop
5 7 (0.43%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 4 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
6 4 (0.25%) MS Visio
7 3 (0.18%) Chatbot
8 2 (0.12%) PrintSoft PReS
9 1 (0.062%) EngageOne
9 1 (0.062%) InVision
9 1 (0.062%) Microsoft Project
9 1 (0.062%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 9 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.49%) Infor M3
2 8 (0.49%) Oracle ERP
2 8 (0.49%) StreamServe
3 6 (0.37%) Sentinel
4 5 (0.31%) Dynamics NAV
4 5 (0.31%) SAP S/4HANA
5 4 (0.25%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 2 (0.12%) Distributed Ledger
6 2 (0.12%) Payment Gateway
6 2 (0.12%) R3 Corda
6 2 (0.12%) SAP Hybris
7 1 (0.062%) JDE EnterpriseOne
7 1 (0.062%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 87 (5.35%) Amazon AWS
2 43 (2.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 42 (2.58%) SaaS
4 30 (1.85%) GitHub
5 23 (1.42%) Cloud Computing
6 20 (1.23%) PaaS
7 17 (1.05%) npm
8 16 (0.98%) NuGet
9 10 (0.62%) Google Analytics
10 9 (0.55%) IaaS
11 8 (0.49%) Office 365
12 7 (0.43%) Amazon Kinesis
13 5 (0.31%) Force.com
14 4 (0.25%) Serverless
15 3 (0.18%) AWS CloudFormation
15 3 (0.18%) Yarn
16 2 (0.12%) Adobe Analytics
16 2 (0.12%) Azure Active Directory
16 2 (0.12%) Dynamics 365
16 2 (0.12%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 37 (2.28%) Internet
2 36 (2.22%) Firewall
3 35 (2.15%) LAN
3 35 (2.15%) WAN
4 25 (1.54%) DHCP
4 25 (1.54%) DNS
5 23 (1.42%) Cisco Nexus
5 23 (1.42%) MPLS
5 23 (1.42%) TCP/IP
6 21 (1.29%) Cisco IOS
6 21 (1.29%) Ethernet
7 20 (1.23%) Network Security
8 18 (1.11%) BGP
8 18 (1.11%) NetScaler
8 18 (1.11%) OSPF
8 18 (1.11%) SNMP
9 17 (1.05%) Wireless
10 13 (0.80%) Anycast
10 13 (0.80%) Quagga
11 12 (0.74%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 935 (57.54%) Big Data
2 203 (12.49%) Relational Database
3 168 (10.34%) MongoDB
4 165 (10.15%) NoSQL
5 131 (8.06%) DB2
6 75 (4.62%) RDBMS
7 73 (4.49%) SQL Server
8 52 (3.20%) MySQL
9 42 (2.58%) PostgreSQL
10 41 (2.52%) Data Lake
10 41 (2.52%) Hadoop
11 36 (2.22%) MemSQL
12 32 (1.97%) Sybase ASE
13 28 (1.72%) Apache Cassandra
14 26 (1.60%) Redis
15 23 (1.42%) Data Mining
16 20 (1.23%) GIS
17 17 (1.05%) IBM InfoSphere
18 16 (0.98%) Apache Hive
18 16 (0.98%) Flink
Development Applications
1 100 (6.15%) Git (software)
2 72 (4.43%) Maven
3 64 (3.94%) JUnit
4 49 (3.02%) JIRA
5 36 (2.22%) Visual Studio
6 34 (2.09%) Subversion
7 30 (1.85%) Jenkins
8 29 (1.78%) Cucumber
9 25 (1.54%) Mockito
10 24 (1.48%) FitNesse
11 22 (1.35%) Eclipse
12 20 (1.23%) Gradle
12 20 (1.23%) NetBeans
13 19 (1.17%) Selenium
14 18 (1.11%) NUnit
15 17 (1.05%) gulp
16 14 (0.86%) Vagrant
17 13 (0.80%) Octopus Deploy
18 12 (0.74%) IntelliJ
19 11 (0.68%) Bugzilla
General
1 1,064 (65.48%) Finance
2 911 (56.06%) Banking
3 902 (55.51%) Investment Banking
4 897 (55.20%) Financial Institution
5 107 (6.58%) Front Office
6 63 (3.88%) Marketing
7 53 (3.26%) Retail
8 51 (3.14%) Legal
9 32 (1.97%) Telecoms
10 27 (1.66%) Multimedia
11 24 (1.48%) Electronics
12 21 (1.29%) Back Office
13 17 (1.05%) Military
13 17 (1.05%) Publishing
14 16 (0.98%) Advertising
14 16 (0.98%) Manufacturing
15 14 (0.86%) Games
16 8 (0.49%) Prime Brokerage
17 4 (0.25%) Dutch Language
17 4 (0.25%) Law
Job Titles
1 474 (29.17%) Developer
2 128 (7.88%) Architect
2 128 (7.88%) Java Developer
3 120 (7.38%) Software Engineer
4 108 (6.65%) Platform Engineer
5 92 (5.66%) Analyst
6 55 (3.38%) Senior Developer
7 52 (3.20%) Consultant
8 48 (2.95%) Data Engineer
9 46 (2.83%) Software Developer
10 45 (2.77%) Business Analyst
11 43 (2.65%) Graduate
12 40 (2.46%) JavaScript Developer
12 40 (2.46%) Solutions Architect
13 36 (2.22%) .NET Developer
13 36 (2.22%) C# Developer
14 31 (1.91%) Junior
15 28 (1.72%) Applications Developer
16 27 (1.66%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
17 26 (1.60%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 334 (20.55%) AngularJS
2 267 (16.43%) HTML
3 237 (14.58%) RESTful
4 198 (12.18%) .NET
5 180 (11.08%) React
6 166 (10.22%) Web Services
7 153 (9.42%) CSS
8 143 (8.80%) HTML5
9 132 (8.12%) Spring
10 124 (7.63%) Kafka
11 94 (5.78%) REST
12 63 (3.88%) jQuery
13 59 (3.63%) Middleware
14 57 (3.51%) Vert.x
15 55 (3.38%) RabbitMQ
16 50 (3.08%) Akka
16 50 (3.08%) Node.js
17 48 (2.95%) CSS3
17 48 (2.95%) JAX-RS
18 43 (2.65%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 902 (55.51%) Cyberthreat
2 661 (40.68%) Analytical Skills
3 306 (18.83%) Computer Science
4 168 (10.34%) Algorithms
5 146 (8.98%) Fixed Income
6 143 (8.80%) Self-Motivation
7 116 (7.14%) Data Structures
8 104 (6.40%) Management Information System
8 104 (6.40%) User Experience
9 88 (5.42%) Equities
10 74 (4.55%) Data Centre
11 68 (4.18%) Analytical Mindset
12 59 (3.63%) Derivative
13 50 (3.08%) Virtual Team
14 47 (2.89%) Greenfield Project
15 46 (2.83%) Hedge funds
15 46 (2.83%) Public Cloud
16 43 (2.65%) Robotics
17 37 (2.28%) Fintech
18 35 (2.15%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 272 (16.74%) Linux
2 191 (11.75%) Unix
3 165 (10.15%) Windows
4 15 (0.92%) Windows Server
5 12 (0.74%) Android
6 10 (0.62%) Solaris
6 10 (0.62%) Windows 7
7 9 (0.55%) Apple iOS
8 7 (0.43%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (0.37%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (0.31%) Mac OS X
10 5 (0.31%) Oracle Linux
10 5 (0.31%) Windows 10
11 4 (0.25%) Robot Operating System
12 3 (0.18%) Debian
13 2 (0.12%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.062%) VMS
14 1 (0.062%) Windows Phone
14 1 (0.062%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,039 (63.94%) Problem-Solving
2 923 (56.80%) Strategic Thinking
3 897 (55.20%) Low Latency
4 895 (55.08%) Investment Management
5 878 (54.03%) Risk Management
6 516 (31.75%) Agile Software Development
7 334 (20.55%) OO
7 334 (20.55%) SDLC
8 261 (16.06%) TDD
9 254 (15.63%) Analytics
10 199 (12.25%) Software Engineering
11 184 (11.32%) Open Source
12 145 (8.92%) Mathematics
13 133 (8.18%) Test Automation
14 130 (8.00%) Microservices
15 119 (7.32%) SOA
16 118 (7.26%) Project Management
17 114 (7.02%) Machine Learning
18 112 (6.89%) Data Modelling
19 106 (6.52%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 786 (48.37%) Java
2 467 (28.74%) JavaScript
3 408 (25.11%) SQL
4 308 (18.95%) Python
5 298 (18.34%) C++
6 238 (14.65%) C#
7 131 (8.06%) Perl
8 93 (5.72%) C
9 76 (4.68%) Scala
10 75 (4.62%) Shell Script
11 51 (3.14%) PHP
12 49 (3.02%) Java 8
13 47 (2.89%) Bash Shell
14 42 (2.58%) PowerShell
15 31 (1.91%) Ruby
16 24 (1.48%) VB.NET
17 23 (1.42%) R
18 20 (1.23%) Erlang
18 20 (1.23%) ES6
19 17 (1.05%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 502 (30.89%) Degree
2 161 (9.91%) Computer Science Degree
3 98 (6.03%) Master's Degree
4 56 (3.45%) Numerate Degree
5 27 (1.66%) Security Cleared
6 25 (1.54%) CISSP
7 20 (1.23%) PhD
8 18 (1.11%) Cisco Certification
9 17 (1.05%) CISM
10 16 (0.98%) SC Cleared
11 12 (0.74%) PMP
11 12 (0.74%) TOGAF Certification
12 11 (0.68%) GPEN
12 11 (0.68%) PMI Certification
13 9 (0.55%) MBA
14 6 (0.37%) GSEC
14 6 (0.37%) Postgraduate
15 5 (0.31%) CCSP
15 5 (0.31%) CEH
15 5 (0.31%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (4.00%) QA
2 15 (0.92%) Data Quality
2 15 (0.92%) GDPR
3 13 (0.80%) MiFID
4 4 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.12%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.12%) PMO
5 2 (0.12%) SLA
6 1 (0.062%) GCP
6 1 (0.062%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.062%) JSP 440
System Software
1 29 (1.78%) Docker
2 25 (1.54%) Active Directory
3 19 (1.17%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (0.86%) Hyper-V
5 13 (0.80%) Virtual Desktop
6 10 (0.62%) HDFS
7 9 (0.55%) VMware ESXi
8 7 (0.43%) KVM
8 7 (0.43%) QEMU
9 6 (0.37%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 6 (0.37%) Microsoft App-V
9 6 (0.37%) XenDesktop
10 5 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (0.062%) Firmware
11 1 (0.062%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 45 (2.77%) Puppet
2 42 (2.58%) Opscode Chef
3 22 (1.35%) Ansible
4 19 (1.17%) Kibana
5 18 (1.11%) Packer
6 13 (0.80%) Salt
6 13 (0.80%) WSUS
7 12 (0.74%) CFEngine
7 12 (0.74%) Kubernetes
8 10 (0.62%) Terraform
9 6 (0.37%) Consul
9 6 (0.37%) Mesos
9 6 (0.37%) SCCM
10 5 (0.31%) BladeLogic
10 5 (0.31%) Control-M
10 5 (0.31%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 5 (0.31%) RSA Archer
11 3 (0.18%) Hadoop YARN
11 3 (0.18%) Host Intrusion Detection System
11 3 (0.18%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 204 (12.55%) Sybase
2 104 (6.40%) Oracle
3 97 (5.97%) Microsoft
4 54 (3.32%) Cisco
5 37 (2.28%) Citrix
6 36 (2.22%) IBM
7 27 (1.66%) Google
8 25 (1.54%) Tableau
9 24 (1.48%) VMware
10 23 (1.42%) Salesforce.com
11 22 (1.35%) SAP
12 20 (1.23%) Adobe
12 20 (1.23%) Nokia
13 13 (0.80%) CheckPoint
14 12 (0.74%) SaltStack
15 11 (0.68%) Arista
15 11 (0.68%) Juniper
16 9 (0.55%) Cognizant
16 9 (0.55%) Sitecore
17 8 (0.49%) Capita