Period
to 21 May 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Systems Thinking skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Systems Thinking over the 6 months to 21 May 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Systems Thinking
UK
6 months to
21 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 907 1173 1157
Rank change year-on-year +266 -16 +63
Permanent jobs citing Systems Thinking 191 33 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.019% 0.011%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.14% 0.021% 0.012%
Number of salaries quoted 132 22 13
UK median annual salary £63,451 £70,000 £67,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.36% +3.70% +8.00%
10th Percentile £48,103 £46,500 £38,400
90th Percentile £109,375 £94,250 £99,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £70,000 £54,500
% change year-on-year -17.86% +28.44% +9.00%

Systems 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 132,313 157,792 154,407
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.78% 91.88% 91.45%
Number of salaries quoted 103,480 127,170 126,603
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,250 £28,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

Systems Thinking
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Systems Thinking in the UK

Systems Thinking
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Systems Thinking in the UK

Systems Thinking
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Systems Thinking over the 6 months to 21 May 2019.

Salary histogram for Systems Thinking in the UK

Systems Thinking
Top 13 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Thinking within the UK over the 6 months to 21 May 2019. 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 +221 157 £67,176 -4.04% 2
UK excluding London +175 126 £57,500 -17.86% 2
London +143 59 £77,700 +19.54% 1
North of England +71 45 £58,750 -34.72% 1
South West +61 37 £54,000 -22.86%
Scotland +32 25 £58,013 +10.50% 1
Yorkshire +29 23 £55,000 -38.89%
North West +58 22 £60,000 +4.35% 1
South East +42 11 £105,000 +31.25%
East of England +87 3 £50,340 -35.05%
Wales +18 3 £42,500 +6.25%
Midlands +26 2 £52,500 -
West Midlands - 2 £52,500 -

For the 6 months to 21 May 2019, IT jobs citing Systems 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 Systems Thinking.

1 169 (88.48%) Agile Software Development
2 102 (53.40%) Finance
3 94 (49.21%) Banking
4 89 (46.60%) Continuous Integration
5 83 (43.46%) Software Engineering
6 73 (38.22%) Continuous Delivery
7 67 (35.08%) Retail
8 60 (31.41%) Migration
8 60 (31.41%) Disaster Recovery
8 60 (31.41%) Non-Functional Testing
8 60 (31.41%) Problem-Solving
8 60 (31.41%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 56 (29.32%) DevOps
10 49 (25.65%) Scrum
11 48 (25.13%) Management Information System
12 40 (20.94%) Business Analysis
13 38 (19.90%) TDD
13 38 (19.90%) Service Design
14 36 (18.85%) Analytical Skills
15 35 (18.32%) BDD
16 34 (17.80%) Acceptance Criteria
17 32 (16.75%) Coaching
18 30 (15.71%) Performance Management
19 29 (15.18%) Internet
19 29 (15.18%) Java
20 28 (14.66%) Collaborative Working
21 27 (14.14%) Analytical Thinking
22 26 (13.61%) Degree
23 25 (13.09%) SDLC
24 24 (12.57%) JavaScript

Systems 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 10 (5.24%) Confluence
2 5 (2.62%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (1.57%) OpenStack
3 3 (1.57%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.05%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 2 (1.05%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (1.05%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (1.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.52%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.66%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (3.66%) GitHub
2 5 (2.62%) AWS CloudFormation
3 4 (2.09%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 4 (2.09%) NuGet
4 3 (1.57%) Amazon Kinesis
4 3 (1.57%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.52%) Algolia
5 1 (0.52%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.52%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (0.52%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (0.52%) Power Platform
5 1 (0.52%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 29 (15.18%) Internet
2 7 (3.66%) Calico
3 5 (2.62%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (9.95%) Big Data
2 4 (2.09%) InfluxDB
3 3 (1.57%) DB2
3 3 (1.57%) MongoDB
3 3 (1.57%) MySQL
3 3 (1.57%) NoSQL
3 3 (1.57%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (1.57%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.05%) Geospatial Data
5 1 (0.52%) Amazon Athena
5 1 (0.52%) Amazon Redshift
5 1 (0.52%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.52%) Power BI
5 1 (0.52%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.52%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 20 (10.47%) Sonatype Nexus
2 18 (9.42%) Git (software)
2 18 (9.42%) Maven
3 15 (7.85%) Cucumber
3 15 (7.85%) Selenium
4 14 (7.33%) JIRA
5 11 (5.76%) Gatling
6 10 (5.24%) CircleCI
6 10 (5.24%) Gradle
6 10 (5.24%) IBM UrbanCode
6 10 (5.24%) JUnit
6 10 (5.24%) Mockito
7 6 (3.14%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (2.62%) Jenkins
9 4 (2.09%) Octopus Deploy
9 4 (2.09%) Subversion
9 4 (2.09%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (0.52%) Bitbucket
10 1 (0.52%) NUnit
General
1 102 (53.40%) Finance
2 94 (49.21%) Banking
3 67 (35.08%) Retail
4 17 (8.90%) Local Government
5 14 (7.33%) Retail Banking
6 4 (2.09%) Games
7 1 (0.52%) Advertising
7 1 (0.52%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 60 (31.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 30 (15.71%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 20 (10.47%) Analyst
4 19 (9.95%) Business Analyst
4 19 (9.95%) Consultant
5 18 (9.42%) Software Engineer
6 14 (7.33%) DevOps Engineer
7 9 (4.71%) Agile Coach
8 8 (4.19%) Technical Consultant
9 7 (3.66%) Governance Manager
9 7 (3.66%) Requirements Manager
9 7 (3.66%) Senior Software Engineer
10 5 (2.62%) Systems Engineer
11 4 (2.09%) Head of Design
11 4 (2.09%) Lead Business Analyst
11 4 (2.09%) Senior DevOps
11 4 (2.09%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 4 (2.09%) Senior Manager
12 3 (1.57%) Digital Transformation
12 3 (1.57%) Software Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (9.95%) Node.js
2 12 (6.28%) Kafka
3 11 (5.76%) HTML
4 10 (5.24%) HTML5
5 5 (2.62%) .NET
5 5 (2.62%) Express
6 4 (2.09%) .NET Framework
6 4 (2.09%) Elastic Stack
6 4 (2.09%) RESTful
6 4 (2.09%) Web Services
7 3 (1.57%) IBM Integration Bus
7 3 (1.57%) RabbitMQ
7 3 (1.57%) WebSphere MQ
8 2 (1.05%) CSS
8 2 (1.05%) jQuery
8 2 (1.05%) Spark Streaming
9 1 (0.52%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1 (0.52%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 1 (0.52%) React
9 1 (0.52%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 48 (25.13%) Management Information System
2 36 (18.85%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (8.90%) Internet of Things
3 17 (8.90%) Online Banking
4 10 (5.24%) Mobile Banking
5 4 (2.09%) Fintech
5 4 (2.09%) Smart Home
5 4 (2.09%) User Experience
6 3 (1.57%) Private Cloud
7 2 (1.05%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.05%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (1.05%) Smart Meter
8 1 (0.52%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.52%) Animation
8 1 (0.52%) Photography
8 1 (0.52%) Robotics
8 1 (0.52%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 9 (4.71%) Linux
1 9 (4.71%) Unix
2 7 (3.66%) Ubuntu
3 4 (2.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (2.09%) Windows
3 4 (2.09%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.52%) Amazon Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 169 (88.48%) Agile Software Development
2 89 (46.60%) Continuous Integration
3 83 (43.46%) Software Engineering
4 73 (38.22%) Continuous Delivery
5 60 (31.41%) Disaster Recovery
5 60 (31.41%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 60 (31.41%) Migration
5 60 (31.41%) Non-Functional Testing
5 60 (31.41%) Problem-Solving
6 56 (29.32%) DevOps
7 49 (25.65%) Scrum
8 40 (20.94%) Business Analysis
9 38 (19.90%) Service Design
9 38 (19.90%) TDD
10 35 (18.32%) BDD
11 34 (17.80%) Acceptance Criteria
12 32 (16.75%) Coaching
13 30 (15.71%) Performance Management
14 28 (14.66%) Collaborative Working
15 27 (14.14%) Analytical Thinking
Programming Languages
1 29 (15.18%) Java
2 24 (12.57%) C
2 24 (12.57%) JavaScript
2 24 (12.57%) Python
3 10 (5.24%) Kotlin
4 8 (4.19%) Ruby
5 6 (3.14%) Bash Shell
5 6 (3.14%) C#
6 5 (2.62%) Perl
6 5 (2.62%) PowerShell
7 4 (2.09%) C++
8 1 (0.52%) SQL
8 1 (0.52%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 26 (13.61%) Degree
2 11 (5.76%) Security Cleared
3 7 (3.66%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.05%) ISEB
4 2 (1.05%) Six Sigma Green Belt
5 1 (0.52%) CBAP
5 1 (0.52%) IIBA
5 1 (0.52%) MCSD
5 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.19%) SLA
2 7 (3.66%) ISO 9001
2 7 (3.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 23 (12.04%) Docker
2 5 (2.62%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 5 (2.62%) etcd
Systems Management
1 19 (9.95%) Kubernetes
2 17 (8.90%) Ansible
3 10 (5.24%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (5.24%) Prometheus
4 7 (3.66%) Istio
5 5 (2.62%) Consul
5 5 (2.62%) Terraform
6 4 (2.09%) Grafana
6 4 (2.09%) Kibana
6 4 (2.09%) logstash
7 3 (1.57%) Packer
Vendors
1 18 (9.42%) Splunk
2 17 (8.90%) AppDynamics
3 7 (3.66%) New Relic
4 5 (2.62%) CyberArk
5 4 (2.09%) Oracle
5 4 (2.09%) TOWER Software
6 3 (1.57%) IBM
7 2 (1.05%) CA
7 2 (1.05%) CA Agile Central
7 2 (1.05%) Microsoft