Period
to 31 October 2020

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 31 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Thought Leadership
UK
6 months to
31 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 312 329 332
Rank change year-on-year +17 +3 +28
Permanent jobs citing Thought Leadership 466 1,299 1,653
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.94% 0.95% 1.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.01% 1.03% 1.10%
Number of salaries quoted 398 744 1,076
Median annual salary £75,000 £75,750 £72,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -0.99% +4.48% +3.57%
10th Percentile £50,000 £43,750 £44,699
90th Percentile £110,000 £114,250 £115,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year +7.69% - +8.33%

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 45,939 126,062 150,953
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.38% 92.21% 91.94%
Number of salaries quoted 37,888 99,591 119,910
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £32,687 £30,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £86,250 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +8.89% - +5.88%

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 31 October 2020.

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 31 October 2020. 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 +15 440 £75,000 - 101
London -1 268 £80,000 - 46
UK excluding London +112 175 £70,000 +7.69% 60
Work from Home +39 66 £80,000 -5.88% 9
South East +172 54 £70,000 +7.69% 11
South West +126 43 £65,000 +36.84% 6
North of England +124 33 £72,250 +11.15% 21
North West +103 27 £75,000 +11.11% 11
Midlands +55 24 £77,500 - 15
East of England +113 16 £90,000 +55.28% 2
East Midlands +89 16 £87,500 +84.21% 6
West Midlands +29 8 £75,000 -3.23% 9
Scotland +75 7 £73,750 +5.36% 4
North East +18 4 £54,000 -16.92% 6
Yorkshire +100 2 £65,000 +18.18% 4

For the 6 months to 31 October 2020, 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.

1 202 (43.35%) Agile Software Development
2 158 (33.91%) Finance
3 121 (25.97%) AWS
4 118 (25.32%) Azure
5 99 (21.24%) DevOps
6 98 (21.03%) Degree
7 96 (20.60%) Java
8 73 (15.67%) Scrum
9 72 (15.45%) Cybersecurity
10 70 (15.02%) Microservices
11 66 (14.16%) JavaScript
12 64 (13.73%) SaaS
13 61 (13.09%) XML
14 58 (12.45%) Mentoring
15 57 (12.23%) Fintech
16 56 (12.02%) User Experience
16 56 (12.02%) .NET
17 55 (11.80%) CSS
18 54 (11.59%) Microsoft
18 54 (11.59%) Project Delivery
19 51 (10.94%) Analytics
19 51 (10.94%) PaaS
20 48 (10.30%) GCP
21 46 (9.87%) Kubernetes
21 46 (9.87%) IT Strategy
22 45 (9.66%) Project Management
23 44 (9.44%) ITIL
24 43 (9.23%) HTML
24 43 (9.23%) Linux
24 43 (9.23%) Presales

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 26 (5.58%) Cloud Foundry
2 21 (4.51%) Confluence
3 19 (4.08%) Tomcat
3 19 (4.08%) WebSphere
4 15 (3.22%) WebLogic
5 10 (2.15%) Elasticsearch
5 10 (2.15%) SharePoint
6 5 (1.07%) SAS
7 4 (0.86%) Anypoint
7 4 (0.86%) nginx
8 2 (0.43%) Apache Airflow
8 2 (0.43%) CMS
9 1 (0.21%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.21%) Drupal
9 1 (0.21%) EPiServer
9 1 (0.21%) Hyperledger
9 1 (0.21%) IIS
9 1 (0.21%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.21%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.21%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 8 (1.72%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.86%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.64%) Stata
4 2 (0.43%) EViews
5 1 (0.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 16 (3.43%) Remedy ITSM
2 6 (1.29%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 2 (0.43%) Distributed Ledger
4 1 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.21%) Eikon
4 1 (0.21%) JDE EnterpriseOne
4 1 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.21%) SAP HCM
4 1 (0.21%) SAP MM
4 1 (0.21%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.21%) SAP SCM
4 1 (0.21%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 121 (25.97%) AWS
2 118 (25.32%) Azure
3 64 (13.73%) SaaS
4 51 (10.94%) PaaS
5 48 (10.30%) GCP
6 32 (6.87%) Serverless
7 29 (6.22%) AWS Lambda
8 21 (4.51%) Mavenlink
9 20 (4.29%) Azure Active Directory
10 19 (4.08%) IBM Cloud
10 19 (4.08%) OpenShift
11 18 (3.86%) IaaS
11 18 (3.86%) Slack
12 15 (3.22%) Power Platform
13 13 (2.79%) Amazon ECS
13 13 (2.79%) Amazon S3
13 13 (2.79%) Office 365
14 9 (1.93%) Amazon Kinesis
15 8 (1.72%) AWS CloudFormation
15 8 (1.72%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 32 (6.87%) Internet
2 21 (4.51%) VPN
3 16 (3.43%) SSL
4 15 (3.22%) Firewall
5 12 (2.58%) DNS
6 10 (2.15%) Intrusion Detection
6 10 (2.15%) TCP/IP
7 8 (1.72%) Wireless
8 3 (0.64%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (0.64%) HTTP
8 3 (0.64%) SAN
9 2 (0.43%) BGP
9 2 (0.43%) Cisco Nexus
9 2 (0.43%) Cisco Wireless
9 2 (0.43%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 2 (0.43%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 2 (0.43%) Multicast
9 2 (0.43%) OSPF
9 2 (0.43%) WAN
9 2 (0.43%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (6.22%) Big Data
2 23 (4.94%) NoSQL
3 11 (2.36%) Power BI
4 10 (2.15%) Relational Database
4 10 (2.15%) SQL Server
5 9 (1.93%) Tableau
6 8 (1.72%) Amazon Athena
6 8 (1.72%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 6 (1.29%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (1.29%) MySQL
8 5 (1.07%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (0.86%) Amazon Aurora
9 4 (0.86%) Amazon Redshift
9 4 (0.86%) BigQuery
9 4 (0.86%) Hadoop
9 4 (0.86%) Snowflake Schema
9 4 (0.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (0.64%) Cosmos DB
10 3 (0.64%) Data Lake
10 3 (0.64%) Looker
Development Applications
1 25 (5.36%) JIRA
2 11 (2.36%) Git (software)
3 6 (1.29%) TeamCity
4 5 (1.07%) Jenkins
5 4 (0.86%) Octopus Deploy
6 3 (0.64%) gulp
7 2 (0.43%) git-flow
7 2 (0.43%) Maven
7 2 (0.43%) PowerBuilder
7 2 (0.43%) Robot Framework
7 2 (0.43%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.21%) GitLab
8 1 (0.21%) NUnit
8 1 (0.21%) Protractor
8 1 (0.21%) Selenium
8 1 (0.21%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (0.21%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.21%) xUnit.net
General
1 158 (33.91%) Finance
2 41 (8.80%) Banking
2 41 (8.80%) Marketing
3 31 (6.65%) Retail
4 28 (6.01%) Law
5 24 (5.15%) Telecoms
6 14 (3.00%) Public Sector
7 12 (2.58%) Local Government
8 11 (2.36%) Manufacturing
8 11 (2.36%) Retail Banking
9 10 (2.15%) Legal
10 8 (1.72%) Brand Awareness
10 8 (1.72%) Investment Banking
11 6 (1.29%) Advertising
12 5 (1.07%) Electronics
12 5 (1.07%) Financial Institution
12 5 (1.07%) Publishing
13 4 (0.86%) Swedish Language
14 3 (0.64%) Aerospace
14 3 (0.64%) Games
Job Titles
1 119 (25.54%) Architect
2 61 (13.09%) Developer
3 51 (10.94%) Consultant
4 42 (9.01%) Cloud Architect
5 34 (7.30%) Senior Consultant
6 30 (6.44%) Technical Architect
7 25 (5.36%) AWS Architect
7 25 (5.36%) Solutions Architect
8 23 (4.94%) Lead Architect
9 20 (4.29%) Development Director
10 19 (4.08%) Java Architect
11 18 (3.86%) Java Technical Architect
12 17 (3.65%) Analyst
12 17 (3.65%) AWS DevOps
13 16 (3.43%) DevOps Architect
14 15 (3.22%) Pega Architect
14 15 (3.22%) Systems Architect
15 14 (3.00%) Lead Developer
15 14 (3.00%) Senior Technical Consultant
15 14 (3.00%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (13.09%) XML
2 56 (12.02%) .NET
3 55 (11.80%) CSS
4 43 (9.23%) HTML
5 41 (8.80%) Web Services
6 28 (6.01%) AngularJS
7 26 (5.58%) SOAP
8 25 (5.36%) Spring
9 21 (4.51%) .NET Core
10 17 (3.65%) J2EE
10 17 (3.65%) RESTful
10 17 (3.65%) Spring Boot
11 16 (3.43%) Ajax
11 16 (3.43%) Java EE
11 16 (3.43%) LDAP
11 16 (3.43%) Spring Cloud
12 15 (3.22%) EJB
12 15 (3.22%) JSP
12 15 (3.22%) Servlets
12 15 (3.22%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 56 (12.02%) User Experience
2 40 (8.58%) Cloud Native
3 31 (6.65%) Self-Motivation
4 27 (5.79%) Public Cloud
5 25 (5.36%) Analytical Skills
6 24 (5.15%) Management Information System
7 19 (4.08%) Client/Server
7 19 (4.08%) CMDB
8 16 (3.43%) N-Tier
9 14 (3.00%) Mobile App
10 12 (2.58%) Blog
10 12 (2.58%) Hybrid Cloud
11 11 (2.36%) Enterprise Software
12 10 (2.15%) Data Centre
13 9 (1.93%) iPhone
13 9 (1.93%) Renewable Energy
13 9 (1.93%) Social Media
14 8 (1.72%) Internet of Things
15 7 (1.50%) Greenfield Project
15 7 (1.50%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 43 (9.23%) Linux
2 23 (4.94%) Windows
3 19 (4.08%) Unix
4 15 (3.22%) Android
5 5 (1.07%) Apple iOS
6 4 (0.86%) Mesosphere
6 4 (0.86%) Windows 10
6 4 (0.86%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.43%) VMS
7 2 (0.43%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 202 (43.35%) Agile Software Development
2 99 (21.24%) DevOps
3 73 (15.67%) Scrum
4 72 (15.45%) Cybersecurity
5 70 (15.02%) Microservices
6 58 (12.45%) Mentoring
7 57 (12.23%) Fintech
8 54 (11.59%) Project Delivery
9 51 (10.94%) Analytics
10 46 (9.87%) IT Strategy
11 45 (9.66%) Project Management
12 44 (9.44%) ITIL
13 43 (9.23%) Presales
14 41 (8.80%) Stakeholder Management
15 39 (8.37%) Business Development
15 39 (8.37%) Coaching
16 38 (8.15%) Risk Management
17 37 (7.94%) Technical Architecture
17 37 (7.94%) Technical Leadership
18 34 (7.30%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 96 (20.60%) Java
2 66 (14.16%) JavaScript
3 39 (8.37%) Python
4 38 (8.15%) C#
5 24 (5.15%) SQL
6 16 (3.43%) PowerShell
7 14 (3.00%) C
7 14 (3.00%) TypeScript
8 11 (2.36%) C++
9 8 (1.72%) PHP
10 7 (1.50%) Go
11 5 (1.07%) Bash Shell
12 4 (0.86%) Java 8
12 4 (0.86%) R
12 4 (0.86%) Scala
13 2 (0.43%) Apex Code
13 2 (0.43%) DataFlex
13 2 (0.43%) SOQL
14 1 (0.21%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 98 (21.03%) Degree
2 19 (4.08%) Security Cleared
3 12 (2.58%) MBA
4 9 (1.93%) SC Cleared
5 8 (1.72%) Master's Degree
5 8 (1.72%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (1.50%) CISM
6 7 (1.50%) CISSP
7 6 (1.29%) Computer Science Degree
8 5 (1.07%) CISA
8 5 (1.07%) DBS Check
8 5 (1.07%) DV Cleared
8 5 (1.07%) OSCP
9 4 (0.86%) AWS Certification
9 4 (0.86%) CEH
9 4 (0.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (0.64%) MCSE
10 3 (0.64%) SANS
11 2 (0.43%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.43%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (7.30%) QA
2 21 (4.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (2.58%) NIST
4 11 (2.36%) GDPR
5 9 (1.93%) NIST 800
5 9 (1.93%) SLA
6 3 (0.64%) WCAG
7 2 (0.43%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 40 (8.58%) Docker
2 11 (2.36%) Active Directory
3 6 (1.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.86%) Varnish
5 3 (0.64%) BitLocker
5 3 (0.64%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.64%) XenApp
6 2 (0.43%) vSphere
7 1 (0.21%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 46 (9.87%) Kubernetes
2 16 (3.43%) HP UCMDB
3 15 (3.22%) Microsoft Intune
4 11 (2.36%) SCCM
4 11 (2.36%) Terraform
5 9 (1.93%) Ansible
6 8 (1.72%) Kibana
6 8 (1.72%) logstash
7 6 (1.29%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 6 (1.29%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 6 (1.29%) Puppet
8 5 (1.07%) CSIRT
8 5 (1.07%) Opscode Chef
9 4 (0.86%) Automic
9 4 (0.86%) Consul
9 4 (0.86%) Prometheus
10 3 (0.64%) CloudHub
11 2 (0.43%) EMC NetWorker
11 2 (0.43%) WebSphere Cast Iron
12 1 (0.21%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 54 (11.59%) Microsoft
2 38 (8.15%) SAP
3 36 (7.73%) Google
4 24 (5.15%) IBM
4 24 (5.15%) Red Hat
5 23 (4.94%) ServiceNow
6 21 (4.51%) Atlassian
7 17 (3.65%) HP
8 16 (3.43%) BMC
8 16 (3.43%) Oracle
8 16 (3.43%) Remedy
9 15 (3.22%) Pega
10 11 (2.36%) MuleSoft
11 10 (2.15%) VMware
12 9 (1.93%) Citrix
12 9 (1.93%) Splunk
13 8 (1.72%) Sparx
14 7 (1.50%) Salesforce.com
15 6 (1.29%) BiZZdesign
15 6 (1.29%) Cisco