Period
to 16 September 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 16 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Systems Thinking
UK
6 months to
16 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 881 1135 1194
Rank change year-on-year +254 +59 +27
Permanent jobs citing Systems Thinking 212 35 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.021% 0.015%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.16% 0.023% 0.017%
Number of salaries quoted 147 27 18
UK median annual salary £59,300 £80,000 £77,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -25.88% +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £45,000 £46,250 £54,350
90th Percentile £96,750 £97,510 £92,375
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £72,500
% change year-on-year +9.52% -27.59% -9.38%

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 129,751 152,070 162,819
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.10% 91.77% 92.31%
Number of salaries quoted 101,860 121,004 128,564
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +4.17%
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,000 £28,000
90th Percentile £86,250 £82,500 £80,000
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 16 September 2019.

Salary histogram for Systems Thinking in the UK

Systems Thinking
Top 12 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 16 September 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 +224 165 £61,242 -25.77% 11
UK excluding London +188 141 £57,500 +9.52% 9
London +139 66 £63,451 -26.43% 2
North of England +65 56 £58,750 +2.17% 1
Scotland +54 41 £58,013 -19.17%
South West - 29 £54,000 - 2
North West +44 28 £57,500 +12.20% 1
Yorkshire +25 28 £70,900 -22.09%
South East - 11 £110,000 - 4
West Midlands +37 3 £64,700 +24.42%
Midlands +23 3 £64,700 +24.42%
Wales +5 1 £37,500 +66.67%

For the 6 months to 16 September 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.

1 184 (86.79%) Agile Software Development
2 122 (57.55%) Banking
3 116 (54.72%) Finance
4 88 (41.51%) Continuous Integration
5 87 (41.04%) Software Engineering
6 79 (37.26%) Problem-Solving
7 75 (35.38%) Retail
8 68 (32.08%) Continuous Delivery
9 64 (30.19%) Disaster Recovery
10 60 (28.30%) Migration
10 60 (28.30%) Non-Functional Testing
10 60 (28.30%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 60 (28.30%) Project Delivery
11 58 (27.36%) DevOps
11 58 (27.36%) Scrum
12 57 (26.89%) Business Analysis
13 48 (22.64%) Analytical Skills
14 44 (20.75%) Coaching
14 44 (20.75%) TDD
15 43 (20.28%) Management Information System
15 43 (20.28%) Service Design
16 40 (18.87%) Acceptance Criteria
17 37 (17.45%) Analytical Thinking
18 36 (16.98%) Collaborative Working
18 36 (16.98%) BDD
19 33 (15.57%) Decision-Making
20 31 (14.62%) SDLC
21 30 (14.15%) Performance Management
22 29 (13.68%) Internet
22 29 (13.68%) Technical Debt

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 19 (8.96%) Confluence
2 3 (1.42%) WebSphere
3 2 (0.94%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.47%) CMS
4 1 (0.47%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (0.94%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (0.94%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (0.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.47%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.47%) Magento
1 1 (0.47%) Oracle Retail
1 1 (0.47%) SAP Retail
1 1 (0.47%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.47%) AWS
1 1 (0.47%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 29 (13.68%) Internet
2 10 (4.72%) Calico
3 5 (2.36%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (9.43%) Big Data
2 4 (1.89%) Blockchain
3 3 (1.42%) DB2
4 2 (0.94%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.47%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.47%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 23 (10.85%) JIRA
2 13 (6.13%) Cucumber
2 13 (6.13%) Maven
2 13 (6.13%) Selenium
2 13 (6.13%) Sonatype Nexus
3 8 (3.77%) CircleCI
3 8 (3.77%) Gatling
3 8 (3.77%) Git (software)
3 8 (3.77%) Gradle
3 8 (3.77%) IBM UrbanCode
3 8 (3.77%) JUnit
3 8 (3.77%) Mockito
4 1 (0.47%) Visual Studio
General
1 122 (57.55%) Banking
2 116 (54.72%) Finance
3 75 (35.38%) Retail
4 17 (8.02%) Retail Banking
5 16 (7.55%) Local Government
6 4 (1.89%) Legal
7 2 (0.94%) Marketing
8 1 (0.47%) Advertising
8 1 (0.47%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.47%) Back Office
8 1 (0.47%) Games
Job Titles
1 60 (28.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 35 (16.51%) Analyst
3 33 (15.57%) Business Analyst
4 30 (14.15%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 20 (9.43%) Consultant
6 19 (8.96%) Software Engineer
7 13 (6.13%) Technical Consultant
8 10 (4.72%) DevOps Engineer
9 9 (4.25%) Senior Analyst
9 9 (4.25%) Senior Business Analyst
10 8 (3.77%) Agile Coach
11 7 (3.30%) Governance Manager
11 7 (3.30%) Lead Business Analyst
11 7 (3.30%) Senior Software Engineer
12 6 (2.83%) Head of Delivery
12 6 (2.83%) Head of IT
12 6 (2.83%) Head of Service Delivery
13 5 (2.36%) Product Owner
13 5 (2.36%) Programme Analyst
13 5 (2.36%) Senior Programme Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (6.13%) Node.js
2 12 (5.66%) Kafka
3 10 (4.72%) HTML
4 8 (3.77%) HTML5
4 8 (3.77%) Velocity
5 5 (2.36%) Express
6 4 (1.89%) Spring Boot
7 3 (1.42%) CSS
7 3 (1.42%) IBM Integration Bus
7 3 (1.42%) Web Services
7 3 (1.42%) WebSphere MQ
8 2 (0.94%) .NET
8 2 (0.94%) jQuery
8 2 (0.94%) XML
9 1 (0.47%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.47%) ASP.NET
9 1 (0.47%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1 (0.47%) React Native
9 1 (0.47%) WCF
9 1 (0.47%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 48 (22.64%) Analytical Skills
2 43 (20.28%) Management Information System
3 19 (8.96%) Online Banking
4 17 (8.02%) User Experience
5 16 (7.55%) Internet of Things
6 12 (5.66%) Mobile Banking
7 7 (3.30%) Smart Home
8 5 (2.36%) Robotics
9 4 (1.89%) SWIFT
10 3 (1.42%) Mobile App
11 2 (0.94%) Self-Motivation
12 1 (0.47%) Animation
12 1 (0.47%) Industry 4.0
12 1 (0.47%) Photography
Operating Systems
1 7 (3.30%) Unix
2 1 (0.47%) Android
2 1 (0.47%) Apple iOS
2 1 (0.47%) Windows
2 1 (0.47%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 184 (86.79%) Agile Software Development
2 88 (41.51%) Continuous Integration
3 87 (41.04%) Software Engineering
4 79 (37.26%) Problem-Solving
5 68 (32.08%) Continuous Delivery
6 64 (30.19%) Disaster Recovery
7 60 (28.30%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 60 (28.30%) Migration
7 60 (28.30%) Non-Functional Testing
7 60 (28.30%) Project Delivery
8 58 (27.36%) DevOps
8 58 (27.36%) Scrum
9 57 (26.89%) Business Analysis
10 44 (20.75%) Coaching
10 44 (20.75%) TDD
11 43 (20.28%) Service Design
12 40 (18.87%) Acceptance Criteria
13 37 (17.45%) Analytical Thinking
14 36 (16.98%) BDD
14 36 (16.98%) Collaborative Working
Programming Languages
1 25 (11.79%) Java
2 17 (8.02%) C
3 16 (7.55%) JavaScript
4 13 (6.13%) Python
5 8 (3.77%) Kotlin
6 5 (2.36%) Perl
6 5 (2.36%) Ruby
7 2 (0.94%) C#
7 2 (0.94%) SQL
8 1 (0.47%) PHP
8 1 (0.47%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 26 (12.26%) Degree
2 5 (2.36%) Security Cleared
3 2 (0.94%) Six Sigma Green Belt
3 2 (0.94%) TOGAF Certification
4 1 (0.47%) ISEB
4 1 (0.47%) MCSD
4 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.47%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.19%) SLA
2 7 (3.30%) ISO 9001
2 7 (3.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.89%) SEPA
4 2 (0.94%) PMO
5 1 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 15288
System Software
1 22 (10.38%) Docker
2 5 (2.36%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 5 (2.36%) etcd
Systems Management
1 22 (10.38%) Kubernetes
2 10 (4.72%) Istio
3 8 (3.77%) Ansible
3 8 (3.77%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (3.77%) Prometheus
4 5 (2.36%) Consul
5 1 (0.47%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 18 (8.49%) AppDynamics
1 18 (8.49%) Splunk
2 10 (4.72%) New Relic
3 7 (3.30%) Oracle
4 5 (2.36%) CyberArk
5 3 (1.42%) IBM
5 3 (1.42%) Microsoft
6 1 (0.47%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.47%) SAP
6 1 (0.47%) WooCommerce