Period
to 17 January 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Thought Leadership skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Thought Leadership over the 6 months to 17 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Thought Leadership
UK
6 months to
17 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 317 320 329
Rank change year-on-year +3 +9 +31
Permanent jobs citing Thought Leadership 596 1,229 1,521
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.96% 0.97% 1.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.04% 1.06% 1.09%
Number of salaries quoted 494 786 977
Median annual salary £80,000 £75,942 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.34% +8.49% -
10th Percentile £50,000 £45,000 £43,750
90th Percentile £112,125 £117,500 £118,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +7.69% +8.33% -1.23%

Thought Leadership 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 57,123 116,177 139,428
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.28% 92.12% 92.23%
Number of salaries quoted 46,159 93,053 111,395
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £29,763
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,000 £45,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +7.69% +1.11% -

Thought Leadership
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Thought Leadership as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Thought Leadership in the UK

Thought Leadership
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Thought Leadership.

Salary trend for Thought Leadership in the UK

Thought Leadership
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Thought Leadership over the 6 months to 17 January 2021.

Salary histogram for Thought Leadership in the UK

Thought Leadership
Top 15 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Thought Leadership within the UK over the 6 months to 17 January 2021. 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 +4 547 £77,500 +3.33% 92
London +11 339 £80,000 -5.88% 44
UK excluding London +43 212 £70,000 +7.69% 55
Work from Home -37 84 £80,000 +10.34% 10
South East +106 52 £70,000 +9.89% 9
South West +101 52 £60,000 +20.00% 8
Midlands +12 46 £77,500 - 11
North of England +19 36 £61,250 +2.08% 12
East Midlands +71 28 £82,500 +10.00% 1
North West +42 21 £70,000 +16.67% 7
West Midlands -7 18 £74,000 -4.52% 10
East of England +63 15 £90,000 +47.87% 6
Scotland +42 12 £82,500 +73.68% 8
Yorkshire +25 10 £58,000 -11.55% 4
North East +7 5 £57,500 -11.93% 1

For the 6 months to 17 January 2021, IT jobs citing Thought Leadership 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 Thought Leadership.

1 251 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
2 198 (33.22%) Finance
3 146 (24.50%) Azure
4 135 (22.65%) Java
5 133 (22.32%) AWS
6 130 (21.81%) DevOps
7 113 (18.96%) Mentoring
8 111 (18.62%) Degree
9 108 (18.12%) Scrum
10 106 (17.79%) Microservices
11 98 (16.44%) Cybersecurity
12 91 (15.27%) Analytics
13 89 (14.93%) Microsoft
14 84 (14.09%) Coaching
15 75 (12.58%) Presales
16 74 (12.42%) Kubernetes
17 71 (11.91%) GCP
18 69 (11.58%) Python
19 67 (11.24%) Docker
19 67 (11.24%) PaaS
20 65 (10.91%) .NET
20 65 (10.91%) Project Delivery
21 63 (10.57%) User Experience
22 55 (9.23%) JavaScript
22 55 (9.23%) Project Management
22 55 (9.23%) Analytical Skills
22 55 (9.23%) Cloud Native
23 54 (9.06%) SaaS
24 53 (8.89%) C#
24 53 (8.89%) XML

Thought Leadership
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 38 (6.38%) Cloud Foundry
2 30 (5.03%) Confluence
3 20 (3.36%) Tomcat
4 19 (3.19%) WebSphere
5 14 (2.35%) WebLogic
6 7 (1.17%) Elasticsearch
6 7 (1.17%) OpenStack
6 7 (1.17%) SharePoint
7 6 (1.01%) Apache Spark
7 6 (1.01%) SAS
8 3 (0.50%) nginx
8 3 (0.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (0.34%) Apache
10 1 (0.17%) Apache Pig
10 1 (0.17%) Drupal
10 1 (0.17%) Hyperledger
10 1 (0.17%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.17%) Mule
10 1 (0.17%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.17%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 14 (2.35%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.17%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.50%) InVision
4 2 (0.34%) Adobe XD
4 2 (0.34%) Sketch
5 1 (0.17%) Figma
5 1 (0.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.17%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.17%) Stata
Business Applications
1 9 (1.51%) Remedy ITSM
2 8 (1.34%) SAP CRM
3 5 (0.84%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.34%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.17%) Distributed Ledger
5 1 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.17%) JDE EnterpriseOne
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.17%) SAP MM
5 1 (0.17%) SAP SCM
5 1 (0.17%) SAP SD
5 1 (0.17%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 146 (24.50%) Azure
2 133 (22.32%) AWS
3 71 (11.91%) GCP
4 67 (11.24%) PaaS
5 54 (9.06%) SaaS
6 33 (5.54%) IBM Cloud
6 33 (5.54%) OpenShift
7 23 (3.86%) Power Platform
8 20 (3.36%) Serverless
9 17 (2.85%) Azure Active Directory
9 17 (2.85%) Slack
10 15 (2.52%) AWS Lambda
10 15 (2.52%) IaaS
10 15 (2.52%) Mavenlink
11 13 (2.18%) PowerApps
12 12 (2.01%) Amazon EKS
13 11 (1.85%) Amazon ECS
13 11 (1.85%) Amazon S3
13 11 (1.85%) Power Automate
14 10 (1.68%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 36 (6.04%) Internet
2 21 (3.52%) VPN
3 14 (2.35%) DNS
4 13 (2.18%) Firewall
5 10 (1.68%) TCP/IP
6 9 (1.51%) SSL
6 9 (1.51%) WAN
7 8 (1.34%) BGP
7 8 (1.34%) Intrusion Detection
7 8 (1.34%) OSPF
8 7 (1.17%) Ethernet
8 7 (1.17%) MPLS
8 7 (1.17%) Software-Defined Networking
8 7 (1.17%) VLAN
8 7 (1.17%) Wireshark
9 5 (0.84%) Wireless
10 4 (0.67%) HTTP
11 3 (0.50%) Cisco ASA
12 2 (0.34%) LAN
13 1 (0.17%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (5.87%) Big Data
2 30 (5.03%) NoSQL
3 20 (3.36%) Tableau
4 19 (3.19%) Power BI
5 15 (2.52%) Data Warehouse
6 11 (1.85%) SQL Server
7 9 (1.51%) MongoDB
8 8 (1.34%) Relational Database
9 6 (1.01%) PostgreSQL
10 5 (0.84%) Amazon RDS
10 5 (0.84%) Snowflake Schema
11 4 (0.67%) Cosmos DB
11 4 (0.67%) Data Lake
11 4 (0.67%) Hadoop
11 4 (0.67%) Looker
11 4 (0.67%) MySQL
11 4 (0.67%) Oracle Reports
11 4 (0.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 3 (0.50%) Amazon Athena
12 3 (0.50%) Amazon Aurora
Development Applications
1 35 (5.87%) JIRA
2 25 (4.19%) Git (software)
3 17 (2.85%) Jenkins
4 9 (1.51%) Maven
5 7 (1.17%) Artifactory
6 6 (1.01%) Gradle
6 6 (1.01%) IDA Disassembler
6 6 (1.01%) Mocha
7 5 (0.84%) TeamCity
8 4 (0.67%) Selenium
9 3 (0.50%) git-flow
9 3 (0.50%) gulp
9 3 (0.50%) JUnit
9 3 (0.50%) Mockito
9 3 (0.50%) Octopus Deploy
9 3 (0.50%) Robot Framework
9 3 (0.50%) SonarQube
10 2 (0.34%) Balsamiq
10 2 (0.34%) PowerBuilder
10 2 (0.34%) Visual Studio
General
1 198 (33.22%) Finance
2 44 (7.38%) Banking
3 42 (7.05%) Marketing
4 40 (6.71%) Law
5 33 (5.54%) Retail
6 21 (3.52%) Telecoms
7 15 (2.52%) Legal
8 12 (2.01%) Publishing
9 9 (1.51%) Brand Awareness
9 9 (1.51%) Local Government
9 9 (1.51%) Retail Banking
10 8 (1.34%) Public Sector
11 7 (1.17%) Electronics
12 6 (1.01%) Advertising
12 6 (1.01%) Financial Institution
13 4 (0.67%) Investment Banking
13 4 (0.67%) Police
13 4 (0.67%) Swedish Language
14 3 (0.50%) Aerospace
14 3 (0.50%) Games
Job Titles
1 125 (20.97%) Architect
2 85 (14.26%) Consultant
3 59 (9.90%) Developer
4 50 (8.39%) Senior Consultant
5 48 (8.05%) Cloud Architect
6 34 (5.70%) Technical Architect
7 32 (5.37%) AWS Architect
8 28 (4.70%) Java Architect
9 27 (4.53%) Lead Architect
10 24 (4.03%) Cloud Native Architect
10 24 (4.03%) Solutions Architect
11 19 (3.19%) Development Director
12 18 (3.02%) Analyst
12 18 (3.02%) Java Consultant
12 18 (3.02%) Lead Developer
13 17 (2.85%) Data Scientist
13 17 (2.85%) Java Technical Architect
13 17 (2.85%) Senior Java Consultant
14 16 (2.68%) AWS DevOps
14 16 (2.68%) Azure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (10.91%) .NET
2 53 (8.89%) XML
3 50 (8.39%) CSS
4 38 (6.38%) HTML
5 37 (6.21%) AngularJS
5 37 (6.21%) Spring
6 29 (4.87%) RESTful
7 26 (4.36%) Web Services
8 24 (4.03%) Java EE
8 24 (4.03%) Spring Boot
9 23 (3.86%) .NET Core
9 23 (3.86%) Spring Cloud
10 20 (3.36%) .NET Framework
11 19 (3.19%) JMS
11 19 (3.19%) JPA
12 18 (3.02%) J2EE
12 18 (3.02%) JSP
12 18 (3.02%) Lambda Expressions
12 18 (3.02%) Servlets
12 18 (3.02%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 63 (10.57%) User Experience
2 55 (9.23%) Analytical Skills
2 55 (9.23%) Cloud Native
3 35 (5.87%) Public Cloud
4 25 (4.19%) Data Centre
5 22 (3.69%) Blog
6 21 (3.52%) iPhone
6 21 (3.52%) Management Information System
6 21 (3.52%) N-Tier
6 21 (3.52%) Renewable Energy
7 18 (3.02%) Self-Motivation
7 18 (3.02%) Virtual Team
8 17 (2.85%) Client/Server
8 17 (2.85%) Cyberthreat
9 15 (2.52%) Algorithms
9 15 (2.52%) Enterprise Software
10 13 (2.18%) Mobile App
11 12 (2.01%) CMDB
12 10 (1.68%) Cyber Defence
12 10 (1.68%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 50 (8.39%) Linux
2 33 (5.54%) Android
3 26 (4.36%) Windows
4 24 (4.03%) Unix
5 10 (1.68%) Apple iOS
6 8 (1.34%) Windows Server
7 4 (0.67%) Windows 10
8 3 (0.50%) Mesosphere
9 2 (0.34%) VMS
9 2 (0.34%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.17%) AIX
10 1 (0.17%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 251 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
2 130 (21.81%) DevOps
3 113 (18.96%) Mentoring
4 108 (18.12%) Scrum
5 106 (17.79%) Microservices
6 98 (16.44%) Cybersecurity
7 91 (15.27%) Analytics
8 84 (14.09%) Coaching
9 75 (12.58%) Presales
10 65 (10.91%) Project Delivery
11 55 (9.23%) Project Management
12 50 (8.39%) Fintech
13 47 (7.89%) Open Source
14 44 (7.38%) Business Development
14 44 (7.38%) Stakeholder Management
15 43 (7.21%) Domain-Driven Design
16 41 (6.88%) Business Intelligence
17 40 (6.71%) TDD
18 37 (6.21%) Information Security
18 37 (6.21%) Re-Platforming
Programming Languages
1 135 (22.65%) Java
2 69 (11.58%) Python
3 55 (9.23%) JavaScript
4 53 (8.89%) C#
5 38 (6.38%) SQL
6 22 (3.69%) C
7 21 (3.52%) C++
8 18 (3.02%) TypeScript
9 13 (2.18%) PowerShell
9 13 (2.18%) R
10 11 (1.85%) Java 8
11 8 (1.34%) Go
11 8 (1.34%) Perl
12 5 (0.84%) Bash Shell
13 4 (0.67%) Scala
14 3 (0.50%) PL/SQL
15 2 (0.34%) Apex Code
15 2 (0.34%) DataFlex
16 1 (0.17%) SOQL
Qualifications
1 111 (18.62%) Degree
2 18 (3.02%) Security Cleared
3 9 (1.51%) Master's Degree
3 9 (1.51%) PhD
3 9 (1.51%) SC Cleared
4 7 (1.17%) DV Cleared
4 7 (1.17%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (1.01%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 5 (0.84%) CISA
6 5 (0.84%) CISSP
6 5 (0.84%) MBA
7 4 (0.67%) CEH
7 4 (0.67%) CISM
7 4 (0.67%) OSCP
7 4 (0.67%) RHCE
7 4 (0.67%) RHCSA
8 3 (0.50%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (0.50%) PCI QSA
9 2 (0.34%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (5.03%) QA
2 25 (4.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (2.18%) GDPR
4 12 (2.01%) NIST
5 10 (1.68%) SLA
6 8 (1.34%) NIST 800
7 7 (1.17%) OASIS TOSCA
8 5 (0.84%) PCI DSS
9 3 (0.50%) Data Quality
9 3 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (0.50%) WCAG
10 2 (0.34%) Actionable Recommendations
10 2 (0.34%) Cyber Essentials
10 2 (0.34%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 2 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 15288
10 2 (0.34%) ITGC
10 2 (0.34%) PMO
11 1 (0.17%) CDISC
11 1 (0.17%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 1 (0.17%) NCSC
System Software
1 67 (11.24%) Docker
2 26 (4.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (2.35%) Active Directory
4 7 (1.17%) KVM
5 6 (1.01%) VirtualBox
6 5 (0.84%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (0.50%) BitLocker
7 3 (0.50%) Varnish
7 3 (0.50%) XenApp
8 2 (0.34%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.17%) Apache Flume
9 1 (0.17%) HDFS
9 1 (0.17%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 74 (12.42%) Kubernetes
2 15 (2.52%) Terraform
3 14 (2.35%) Ansible
4 13 (2.18%) Microsoft Intune
5 9 (1.51%) HP UCMDB
6 8 (1.34%) SCCM
7 7 (1.17%) Puppet
8 6 (1.01%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 6 (1.01%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 6 (1.01%) Prometheus
9 5 (0.84%) Opscode Chef
9 5 (0.84%) WebSphere Cast Iron
10 4 (0.67%) CSIRT
11 3 (0.50%) Automic
11 3 (0.50%) Consul
11 3 (0.50%) Istio
11 3 (0.50%) Kibana
11 3 (0.50%) logstash
12 2 (0.34%) Control-M
12 2 (0.34%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 89 (14.93%) Microsoft
2 52 (8.72%) SAP
3 51 (8.56%) Google
4 45 (7.55%) IBM
5 39 (6.54%) Red Hat
6 30 (5.03%) VMware
7 28 (4.70%) Oracle
8 15 (2.52%) Atlassian
8 15 (2.52%) Pega
9 13 (2.18%) ServiceNow
10 11 (1.85%) Cisco
11 10 (1.68%) Salesforce.com
12 9 (1.51%) BMC
12 9 (1.51%) HP
12 9 (1.51%) Remedy
13 8 (1.34%) Arista
14 7 (1.17%) CyberArk
14 7 (1.17%) ForgeRock
14 7 (1.17%) Juniper
14 7 (1.17%) MuleSoft