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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 8 August 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Thought Leadership
UK
6 months to
8 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 225 325 356
Rank change year-on-year +100 +31 -8
Permanent jobs citing Thought Leadership 3,005 1,174 545
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.76% 1.03% 0.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.84% 1.09% 0.90%
Number of salaries quoted 1,052 648 350
10th Percentile £51,797 £47,500 £47,500
25th Percentile £65,000 £60,938 £58,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £80,000 £75,000 £80,000
Median % change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +10.34%
75th Percentile £106,434 £100,000 £99,375
90th Percentile £120,000 £112,500 £120,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £70,000 £70,000 £68,000
% change year-on-year - +2.94% +13.33%

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 163,611 107,228 60,576
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 95.79% 94.06% 93.05%
Number of salaries quoted 84,033 72,697 49,132
10th Percentile £34,000 £32,500 £32,500
25th Percentile £45,000 £42,500 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%
75th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £73,750
90th Percentile £96,250 £92,500 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%

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 8 August 2022.

Salary histogram for Thought Leadership in the UK

Thought Leadership
Top 17 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 8 August 2022. 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
Jobs
England +114 2,580 £80,000 +6.67% 147
London +89 1,867 £90,000 +9.09% 87
Work from Home -29 730 £80,000 +14.29% 41
UK excluding London +68 720 £70,000 - 59
South East +23 241 £67,750 -3.21% 12
North of England +61 208 £77,500 +40.91% 25
North West +47 152 £78,750 +43.18% 14
East of England -6 92 £67,500 -6.90% 7
Midlands -19 75 £75,000 +7.14% 12
South West -18 63 £66,250 +1.92%
West Midlands -24 60 £75,000 +6.38% 9
Scotland -18 47 £66,250 -18.46% 3
Yorkshire +3 46 £83,500 +75.79% 10
East Midlands -10 15 £70,000 +53.01% 3
Wales -4 14 £70,000 +37.25%
North East -11 10 £40,000 - 1
Northern Ireland -11 1 - -

For the 6 months to 8 August 2022, 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 1,640 (54.58%) Agile
2 1,088 (36.21%) AWS
3 1,043 (34.71%) Azure
4 1,020 (33.94%) DevOps
5 980 (32.61%) Social Skills
6 922 (30.68%) Finance
7 831 (27.65%) Mentoring
8 801 (26.66%) CI/CD
9 663 (22.06%) Analytics
10 659 (21.93%) Java
11 643 (21.40%) Python
12 628 (20.90%) Kubernetes
13 612 (20.37%) GCP
14 586 (19.50%) Degree
15 574 (19.10%) Microservices
15 574 (19.10%) Problem-Solving
16 568 (18.90%) Software Engineering
17 550 (18.30%) Docker
18 515 (17.14%) Coaching
19 497 (16.54%) Stakeholder Management
20 484 (16.11%) Jenkins
21 464 (15.44%) JavaScript
22 433 (14.41%) Terraform
23 411 (13.68%) TDD
24 410 (13.64%) Test Automation
25 409 (13.61%) Analytical Skills
26 399 (13.28%) Artificial Intelligence
27 385 (12.81%) Retail
28 383 (12.75%) QA
29 375 (12.48%) User Experience

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 97 (3.23%) Apache Spark
2 86 (2.86%) CMS
3 58 (1.93%) SharePoint
4 55 (1.83%) Confluence
5 46 (1.53%) Headless CMS
6 37 (1.23%) OpenStack
7 33 (1.10%) Jupyter
8 29 (0.97%) Apache
9 24 (0.80%) Apache Pulsar
10 23 (0.77%) Apache Solr
10 23 (0.77%) WebSphere
11 22 (0.73%) Apache Airflow
12 15 (0.50%) SAS
12 15 (0.50%) Sitecore CMS
13 13 (0.43%) Cloud Foundry
14 11 (0.37%) MS Exchange
15 8 (0.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 6 (0.20%) Adobe Experience Manager
17 3 (0.100%) WordPress
18 2 (0.067%) nginx
Applications
1 78 (2.60%) Microsoft Excel
1 78 (2.60%) Sketch
2 63 (2.10%) Microsoft Office
3 62 (2.06%) InVision
4 46 (1.53%) Zeplin
5 42 (1.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 24 (0.80%) Chatbot
7 20 (0.67%) MS Visio
7 20 (0.67%) Stata
8 13 (0.43%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 11 (0.37%) Photoshop
10 9 (0.30%) Adobe Premiere
11 8 (0.27%) Adobe After Effects
12 7 (0.23%) SPSS
13 4 (0.13%) Adobe XD
14 2 (0.067%) Microsoft Project
15 1 (0.033%) Gephi
Business Applications
1 19 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
1 19 (0.63%) Oracle Payables
1 19 (0.63%) SAP S/4HANA
2 15 (0.50%) Remedy ITSM
3 8 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
4 6 (0.20%) SAP MM
5 4 (0.13%) Adobe Campaign
5 4 (0.13%) Avolution ABACUS
6 2 (0.067%) Eloqua
6 2 (0.067%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.067%) SAP CO
6 2 (0.067%) SAP FI
6 2 (0.067%) SAP FI/CO
6 2 (0.067%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.033%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.033%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.033%) Oracle Payroll
7 1 (0.033%) SAP BPC
7 1 (0.033%) SAP HCM
7 1 (0.033%) SAP IBP
Cloud Services
1 1,088 (36.21%) AWS
2 1,043 (34.71%) Azure
3 612 (20.37%) GCP
4 343 (11.41%) Serverless
5 288 (9.58%) SaaS
6 231 (7.69%) Amazon Kinesis
7 198 (6.59%) Cloud Computing
8 185 (6.16%) Amazon S3
9 184 (6.12%) AWS Lambda
10 177 (5.89%) AWS CloudFormation
11 174 (5.79%) Power Platform
12 162 (5.39%) GitHub
13 158 (5.26%) Azure AKS
14 126 (4.19%) Amazon ECS
15 124 (4.13%) Azure DevOps
16 123 (4.09%) Google Kubernetes Engine
17 121 (4.03%) IaaS
17 121 (4.03%) Snowflake
18 117 (3.89%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 117 (3.89%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 191 (6.36%) Firewall
2 166 (5.52%) Network Security
3 106 (3.53%) Internet
4 32 (1.06%) HTTP
4 32 (1.06%) WebEx
5 28 (0.93%) VPN
6 23 (0.77%) DMZ
6 23 (0.77%) Extranet
6 23 (0.77%) FTP
6 23 (0.77%) Intrusion Detection
6 23 (0.77%) SSH
7 22 (0.73%) Wireless
8 21 (0.70%) LAN
9 16 (0.53%) SSL
10 15 (0.50%) SD-WAN
11 13 (0.43%) BGP
11 13 (0.43%) WLAN
12 12 (0.40%) Broadband
12 12 (0.40%) Cisco ISE
12 12 (0.40%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 271 (9.02%) Big Data
2 158 (5.26%) Amazon Redshift
3 157 (5.22%) BigQuery
4 147 (4.89%) Data Warehouse
5 145 (4.83%) NoSQL
6 142 (4.73%) Elasticsearch
7 134 (4.46%) SQL Server
8 130 (4.33%) Power BI
9 128 (4.26%) DynamoDB
10 121 (4.03%) Amazon Athena
10 121 (4.03%) Data Lake
11 95 (3.16%) Relational Database
12 84 (2.80%) Hadoop
13 83 (2.76%) PostgreSQL
14 79 (2.63%) Tableau
15 67 (2.23%) Data Mining
16 61 (2.03%) MySQL
17 60 (2.00%) MongoDB
18 52 (1.73%) Apache Cassandra
19 43 (1.43%) Flink
Development Applications
1 484 (16.11%) Jenkins
2 357 (11.88%) Git (software)
3 193 (6.42%) Maven
4 192 (6.39%) Octopus Deploy
5 182 (6.06%) TeamCity
6 159 (5.29%) JIRA
7 142 (4.73%) Team Foundation Server
8 133 (4.43%) IBM UrbanCode
9 128 (4.26%) Travis CI
10 89 (2.96%) JUnit
11 65 (2.16%) Selenium
12 59 (1.96%) Cypress.io
13 54 (1.80%) Mockito
14 47 (1.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 45 (1.50%) SonarQube
16 44 (1.46%) Cucumber
17 40 (1.33%) Gradle
18 35 (1.16%) Jasmine
19 31 (1.03%) JMeter
19 31 (1.03%) webpack
General
1 980 (32.61%) Social Skills
2 922 (30.68%) Finance
3 409 (13.61%) Analytical Skills
4 385 (12.81%) Retail
5 322 (10.72%) Marketing
6 259 (8.62%) Banking
7 223 (7.42%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 161 (5.36%) Presentation Skills
9 154 (5.12%) Telecoms
10 144 (4.79%) Legal
11 117 (3.89%) Aerospace
12 115 (3.83%) Games
13 110 (3.66%) Public Sector
14 62 (2.06%) Influencing Skills
15 51 (1.70%) Law
16 49 (1.63%) Advertising
17 44 (1.46%) Organisational Skills
18 36 (1.20%) Publishing
19 35 (1.16%) Manufacturing
20 29 (0.97%) Public Speaking
Job Titles
1 717 (23.86%) Architect
2 364 (12.11%) Developer
3 343 (11.41%) Consultant
4 283 (9.42%) Solutions Architect
5 157 (5.22%) Software Engineer
6 127 (4.23%) Senior Manager
7 116 (3.86%) Cloud Architect
8 106 (3.53%) Senior Developer
9 105 (3.49%) Analyst
10 97 (3.23%) Principal Architect
11 93 (3.09%) Designer
12 89 (2.96%) Senior Architect
12 89 (2.96%) Test Consultant
13 87 (2.90%) Data Architect
14 83 (2.76%) Engineering Manager
15 73 (2.43%) Lead Developer
15 73 (2.43%) Principal Engineer
16 72 (2.40%) Digital Architect
16 72 (2.40%) Full Stack Developer
17 71 (2.36%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 340 (11.31%) React
2 275 (9.15%) Node.js
3 229 (7.62%) REST
4 178 (5.92%) .NET
4 178 (5.92%) Web Services
5 168 (5.59%) Kafka
6 152 (5.06%) AngularJS
7 98 (3.26%) Elastic Stack
8 97 (3.23%) CSS
9 94 (3.13%) Spring
10 90 (3.00%) HTML
11 79 (2.63%) Vue.js
12 77 (2.56%) GraphQL
13 74 (2.46%) RESTful
14 73 (2.43%) Jest
15 62 (2.06%) SOAP
16 54 (1.80%) Swagger
17 42 (1.40%) HTML5
18 39 (1.30%) .NET Framework
19 36 (1.20%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 375 (12.48%) User Experience
2 288 (9.58%) Cloud Native
3 148 (4.93%) Blog
4 134 (4.46%) Self-Motivation
5 129 (4.29%) Public Cloud
6 105 (3.49%) Data Structures
7 97 (3.23%) Hybrid Cloud
7 97 (3.23%) Management Information System
8 92 (3.06%) Algorithms
9 86 (2.86%) Enterprise Software
10 83 (2.76%) Data Centre
10 83 (2.76%) Virtual Team
11 82 (2.73%) Mobile App
12 37 (1.23%) Cyber Defence
13 36 (1.20%) Blockchain
13 36 (1.20%) Greenfield Project
14 35 (1.16%) PlayStation
15 34 (1.13%) Enterprise Cloud
15 34 (1.13%) IoT
16 33 (1.10%) Legacy Applications
Operating Systems
1 313 (10.42%) Linux
2 236 (7.85%) Windows
3 128 (4.26%) Mesosphere
4 72 (2.40%) Android
5 57 (1.90%) Apple iOS
6 41 (1.36%) Unix
7 16 (0.53%) Ubuntu
8 14 (0.47%) CentOS
9 6 (0.20%) Mac OS
10 4 (0.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (0.100%) Windows Server
12 2 (0.067%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.067%) SUSE
12 2 (0.067%) Windows 10
13 1 (0.033%) Kali Linux
13 1 (0.033%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,640 (54.58%) Agile
2 1,020 (33.94%) DevOps
3 831 (27.65%) Mentoring
4 801 (26.66%) CI/CD
5 663 (22.06%) Analytics
6 574 (19.10%) Microservices
6 574 (19.10%) Problem-Solving
7 568 (18.90%) Software Engineering
8 515 (17.14%) Coaching
9 497 (16.54%) Stakeholder Management
10 411 (13.68%) TDD
11 410 (13.64%) Test Automation
12 399 (13.28%) Artificial Intelligence
13 360 (11.98%) Business Development
14 356 (11.85%) Cybersecurity
15 341 (11.35%) Project Management
16 339 (11.28%) Business Strategy
17 313 (10.42%) Data Science
18 308 (10.25%) SDLC
19 300 (9.98%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 659 (21.93%) Java
2 643 (21.40%) Python
3 464 (15.44%) JavaScript
4 359 (11.95%) SQL
5 229 (7.62%) C#
6 163 (5.42%) Go
7 161 (5.36%) Bash
8 127 (4.23%) R
9 109 (3.63%) TypeScript
10 108 (3.59%) Groovy
11 88 (2.93%) C
12 83 (2.76%) PowerShell
13 78 (2.60%) Kotlin
14 62 (2.06%) ES6
15 49 (1.63%) Scala
16 48 (1.60%) PHP
17 46 (1.53%) Shell Script
18 27 (0.90%) C++
19 15 (0.50%) T-SQL
20 12 (0.40%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 586 (19.50%) Degree
2 131 (4.36%) ISTQB
3 119 (3.96%) ISEB
4 114 (3.79%) Computer Science Degree
5 91 (3.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 89 (2.96%) Master's Degree
7 78 (2.60%) CISSP
8 68 (2.26%) CISM
8 68 (2.26%) TOGAF Certification
9 55 (1.83%) AWS Certification
9 55 (1.83%) Security Cleared
10 43 (1.43%) SC Cleared
11 42 (1.40%) Numerate Degree
12 31 (1.03%) PhD
13 28 (0.93%) Cisco Certification
14 20 (0.67%) OSCP
15 17 (0.57%) CRISC
15 17 (0.57%) ITIL Certification
16 15 (0.50%) DBS Check
17 14 (0.47%) (ISC)2 CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 383 (12.75%) QA
2 111 (3.69%) Data Quality
3 82 (2.73%) GDPR
4 38 (1.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 35 (1.16%) NIST
6 27 (0.90%) Accessibility
7 25 (0.83%) PMO
8 18 (0.60%) SLA
9 15 (0.50%) NCSC
9 15 (0.50%) PCI DSS
10 12 (0.40%) SOC 2
11 11 (0.37%) GRC
12 7 (0.23%) SOC 1
13 6 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials
13 6 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 6 (0.20%) ISO 22301
14 5 (0.17%) COSO
15 4 (0.13%) CDISC
16 3 (0.100%) COBIT
16 3 (0.100%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 550 (18.30%) Docker
2 102 (3.39%) Virtual Machines
3 56 (1.86%) VMware Infrastructure
4 43 (1.43%) Active Directory
5 11 (0.37%) Hyper-V
6 10 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (0.20%) Firmware
8 2 (0.067%) Ceph
8 2 (0.067%) flannel
8 2 (0.067%) Gluster
8 2 (0.067%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (0.067%) VMware NSX
9 1 (0.033%) Apache Flume
9 1 (0.033%) vCloud
9 1 (0.033%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 628 (20.90%) Kubernetes
2 433 (14.41%) Terraform
3 326 (10.85%) Ansible
4 265 (8.82%) Puppet
5 263 (8.75%) Opscode Chef
6 128 (4.26%) Automic
7 125 (4.16%) Consul
8 109 (3.63%) Prometheus
9 99 (3.29%) Kibana
10 95 (3.16%) logstash
11 43 (1.43%) Docker Swarm
12 24 (0.80%) CASB
13 16 (0.53%) Rancher
14 15 (0.50%) HP UCMDB
15 12 (0.40%) Istio
16 10 (0.33%) Packer
17 8 (0.27%) Single Sign-On
18 5 (0.17%) Grafana
18 5 (0.17%) WebSphere Cast Iron
19 3 (0.100%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 363 (12.08%) Microsoft
2 224 (7.45%) Google
3 137 (4.56%) Oracle
4 122 (4.06%) Splunk
5 108 (3.59%) Salesforce.com
6 93 (3.09%) ServiceNow
7 89 (2.96%) Hitachi
8 87 (2.90%) Adobe
9 75 (2.50%) Teradata
10 67 (2.23%) IBM
11 66 (2.20%) SAP
12 61 (2.03%) Trayport
13 60 (2.00%) VMware
14 45 (1.50%) Cisco
15 42 (1.40%) Dell
16 39 (1.30%) Red Hat
17 27 (0.90%) Siemens
18 26 (0.87%) Atlassian
19 25 (0.83%) Dynatrace
19 25 (0.83%) Intel