Period
to 1 December 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 1 December 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Thought Leadership
UK
6 months to
1 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 258 321 321
Rank change year-on-year +63 0 +17
Permanent jobs citing Thought Leadership 1,742 516 1,324
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.35% 0.93% 0.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.43% 1.01% 1.07%
Number of salaries quoted 781 368 746
10th Percentile £47,500 £50,000 £42,500
25th Percentile £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £80,000 £75,000 £75,000
Median % change year-on-year +6.67% - +3.45%
75th Percentile £100,000 £95,000 £95,000
90th Percentile £115,000 £113,750 £115,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £71,000 £70,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year +1.43% +7.69% -

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 121,842 51,308 123,566
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 94.35% 92.90% 92.59%
Number of salaries quoted 81,278 43,052 99,096
10th Percentile £33,000 £32,500 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,000 £38,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +2.44%
75th Percentile £77,500 £73,750 £71,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £48,750 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.56% +8.33% -

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 1 December 2021.

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 1 December 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 +56 1,506 £80,000 +6.67% 231
London +4 856 £87,500 +9.38% 125
UK excluding London +87 661 £71,000 +1.43% 117
Work from Home -10 392 £75,000 -6.25% 36
North of England +4 174 £80,000 +14.29% 32
South East -26 172 £75,000 +7.14% 23
North West -18 105 £80,000 +10.34% 16
Midlands -44 104 £70,000 -6.67% 20
East of England -31 90 £65,000 -8.77% 15
West Midlands -31 84 £68,750 -4.51% 11
South West -50 58 £62,500 -3.85% 12
Scotland -34 41 £70,000 -5.08% 11
Yorkshire -50 41 £80,000 +23.08% 9
North East 0 28 £55,000 +1.85% 7
Wales - 26 £58,750 - 4
East Midlands -68 20 £75,000 -21.05% 8
Northern Ireland - 1 £40,000 -

For the 6 months to 1 December 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.

1 870 (49.94%) Agile Software Development
2 550 (31.57%) Social Skills
3 532 (30.54%) Azure
4 526 (30.20%) AWS
5 459 (26.35%) DevOps
6 407 (23.36%) Finance
7 401 (23.02%) Mentoring
8 385 (22.10%) Degree
9 377 (21.64%) Java
10 370 (21.24%) Analytics
11 358 (20.55%) Software Engineering
12 289 (16.59%) Marketing
13 273 (15.67%) Docker
14 271 (15.56%) JavaScript
15 259 (14.87%) Python
16 248 (14.24%) GCP
17 239 (13.72%) Analytical Skills
18 237 (13.61%) Test Automation
19 236 (13.55%) Serverless
20 231 (13.26%) Problem-Solving
20 231 (13.26%) Node.js
20 231 (13.26%) Stakeholder Management
21 225 (12.92%) Cloud Native
22 224 (12.86%) Risk Management
23 216 (12.40%) Presales
24 212 (12.17%) Business Development
25 211 (12.11%) Scrum
26 209 (12.00%) Migration
27 204 (11.71%) Microsoft
28 195 (11.19%) Microservices

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 36 (2.07%) Elasticsearch
2 32 (1.84%) JBoss
3 27 (1.55%) CMS
4 26 (1.49%) Apache Spark
5 24 (1.38%) Tomcat
6 23 (1.32%) Cloud Foundry
7 17 (0.98%) WebLogic
8 15 (0.86%) nginx
9 14 (0.80%) Confluence
9 14 (0.80%) SAS
10 12 (0.69%) Apache Pig
11 10 (0.57%) Ethereum
11 10 (0.57%) Hyperledger
11 10 (0.57%) SharePoint
12 8 (0.46%) Apache
12 8 (0.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 7 (0.40%) Apache Synapse
14 6 (0.34%) Sitecore CMS
15 5 (0.29%) Skype for Business
15 5 (0.29%) WebSphere
Applications
1 62 (3.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 32 (1.84%) Microsoft Excel
3 24 (1.38%) Sketch
4 22 (1.26%) Figma
4 22 (1.26%) Microsoft Office
5 14 (0.80%) InDesign
6 12 (0.69%) Chatbot
6 12 (0.69%) Zeplin
7 10 (0.57%) InVision
8 8 (0.46%) MS Visio
9 7 (0.40%) UserZoom
9 7 (0.40%) Windchill
10 5 (0.29%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 5 (0.29%) Microsoft Project
11 2 (0.11%) OmniGraffle
11 2 (0.11%) Simulink
11 2 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
12 1 (0.057%) Photoshop
12 1 (0.057%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 43 (2.47%) Oracle ERP
2 34 (1.95%) Oracle EBS
3 23 (1.32%) SAP S/4HANA
4 20 (1.15%) Distributed Ledger
5 15 (0.86%) Oracle Applications
5 15 (0.86%) R3 Corda
5 15 (0.86%) SAP SCM
6 12 (0.69%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
7 8 (0.46%) Remedy ITSM
7 8 (0.46%) SAP GTS
8 5 (0.29%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 4 (0.23%) Oracle General Ledger
9 4 (0.23%) SAP CRM
9 4 (0.23%) SAP SD
9 4 (0.23%) SAP VC
10 3 (0.17%) Magento
10 3 (0.17%) Oracle Assets
10 3 (0.17%) Oracle Payables
10 3 (0.17%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 3 (0.17%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 532 (30.54%) Azure
2 526 (30.20%) AWS
3 248 (14.24%) GCP
4 236 (13.55%) Serverless
5 164 (9.41%) Amazon EKS
6 160 (9.18%) SaaS
7 157 (9.01%) GitHub
8 156 (8.96%) OpenShift
9 114 (6.54%) PaaS
10 83 (4.76%) IaaS
11 64 (3.67%) Power Platform
12 60 (3.44%) AWS Lambda
13 57 (3.27%) Amazon ECS
14 49 (2.81%) AWS CloudFormation
15 38 (2.18%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 36 (2.07%) Amazon S3
17 30 (1.72%) Azure Synapse Analytics
17 30 (1.72%) Microsoft 365
18 29 (1.66%) Amazon Kinesis
19 26 (1.49%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 60 (3.44%) Firewall
2 39 (2.24%) Internet
3 36 (2.07%) TCP/IP
4 26 (1.49%) HTTP
5 25 (1.44%) DNS
5 25 (1.44%) VPN
6 22 (1.26%) LAN
7 21 (1.21%) Network Security
8 16 (0.92%) WebEx
9 14 (0.80%) SSL
10 11 (0.63%) WPA
11 9 (0.52%) ATM
12 8 (0.46%) Broadband
12 8 (0.46%) VSAN
12 8 (0.46%) Wireless
13 7 (0.40%) SAN
13 7 (0.40%) SD-WAN
13 7 (0.40%) WAN
14 5 (0.29%) Skype
15 4 (0.23%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 95 (5.45%) Data Warehouse
2 93 (5.34%) Big Data
3 72 (4.13%) Relational Database
4 71 (4.08%) NoSQL
5 60 (3.44%) SQL Server
6 58 (3.33%) Power BI
7 49 (2.81%) Blockchain
8 48 (2.76%) MySQL
9 33 (1.89%) Tableau
10 28 (1.61%) PostgreSQL
11 27 (1.55%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 27 (1.55%) Metadata
12 25 (1.44%) Amazon Athena
13 22 (1.26%) MongoDB
14 21 (1.21%) RDBMS
15 19 (1.09%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
15 19 (1.09%) Geospatial Data
15 19 (1.09%) Hadoop
16 17 (0.98%) Apache Hive
16 17 (0.98%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 166 (9.53%) Git (software)
2 90 (5.17%) Jenkins
3 64 (3.67%) JIRA
4 39 (2.24%) Maven
4 39 (2.24%) Octopus Deploy
5 37 (2.12%) Team Foundation Server
6 34 (1.95%) IBM UrbanCode
6 34 (1.95%) TeamCity
6 34 (1.95%) Travis CI
7 26 (1.49%) Selenium
8 24 (1.38%) JMeter
9 19 (1.09%) SonarQube
10 18 (1.03%) Artifactory
10 18 (1.03%) Postman
10 18 (1.03%) REST Assured
11 17 (0.98%) Subversion
12 16 (0.92%) Cucumber
13 15 (0.86%) Bitbucket
13 15 (0.86%) Mercurial
13 15 (0.86%) SoapUI
General
1 550 (31.57%) Social Skills
2 407 (23.36%) Finance
3 289 (16.59%) Marketing
4 239 (13.72%) Analytical Skills
5 179 (10.28%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 166 (9.53%) Public Sector
7 127 (7.29%) Law
8 125 (7.18%) Presentation Skills
9 119 (6.83%) Retail
10 113 (6.49%) Influencing Skills
11 72 (4.13%) Banking
12 51 (2.93%) Pharmaceutical
13 43 (2.47%) Manufacturing
14 39 (2.24%) Legal
15 28 (1.61%) Telecoms
16 26 (1.49%) Electronics
17 25 (1.44%) Games
18 22 (1.26%) Local Government
18 22 (1.26%) Organisational Skills
19 21 (1.21%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 412 (23.65%) Architect
2 196 (11.25%) Consultant
3 190 (10.91%) Solutions Architect
4 168 (9.64%) Software Engineer
5 141 (8.09%) Developer
6 121 (6.95%) Cloud Architect
7 89 (5.11%) Principal Engineer
8 86 (4.94%) Principal Software Engineer
9 60 (3.44%) Cloud Solutions Architect
10 47 (2.70%) Data Architect
11 40 (2.30%) DevOps Engineer
12 39 (2.24%) Analyst
13 38 (2.18%) Senior Consultant
14 37 (2.12%) Technical Architect
15 36 (2.07%) Enterprise Architect
16 35 (2.01%) Cloud Engineer
17 31 (1.78%) Data Consultant
18 30 (1.72%) AWS Architect
18 30 (1.72%) Data Engineer
18 30 (1.72%) Head of Development
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 231 (13.26%) Node.js
2 150 (8.61%) RESTful
3 123 (7.06%) React
4 93 (5.34%) Web Services
5 82 (4.71%) REST
6 81 (4.65%) AngularJS
7 80 (4.59%) Spring
8 78 (4.48%) Spring Boot
9 54 (3.10%) CSS
9 54 (3.10%) Kafka
10 53 (3.04%) SOAP
11 49 (2.81%) XML
12 48 (2.76%) HTML
13 44 (2.53%) .NET
14 35 (2.01%) Elastic Stack
15 33 (1.89%) Vue.js
16 28 (1.61%) Ajax
17 26 (1.49%) GraphQL
18 25 (1.44%) Middleware
19 20 (1.15%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 225 (12.92%) Cloud Native
2 120 (6.89%) Blog
3 111 (6.37%) Social Media
4 104 (5.97%) Public Cloud
5 102 (5.86%) Management Information System
6 97 (5.57%) User Experience
7 79 (4.54%) Virtual Team
8 64 (3.67%) Self-Motivation
9 62 (3.56%) Life Science
10 52 (2.99%) Hybrid Cloud
11 49 (2.81%) Enterprise Software
12 42 (2.41%) Data Structures
13 29 (1.66%) Mobile App
14 28 (1.61%) Private Cloud
15 27 (1.55%) Data Centre
16 24 (1.38%) Algorithms
16 24 (1.38%) SWIFT
17 21 (1.21%) Tandem
18 17 (0.98%) NHS
18 17 (0.98%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 127 (7.29%) Linux
2 85 (4.88%) Windows
3 55 (3.16%) Unix
4 34 (1.95%) Mesosphere
5 32 (1.84%) Android
6 17 (0.98%) Apple iOS
7 12 (0.69%) Windows 10
8 11 (0.63%) Windows Server
9 6 (0.34%) Solaris
10 5 (0.29%) CoreOS
11 3 (0.17%) CentOS
11 3 (0.17%) Debian
11 3 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (0.17%) SUSE
11 3 (0.17%) Ubuntu
11 3 (0.17%) Windows 2000 Server
11 3 (0.17%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (0.17%) Windows Server 2016
11 3 (0.17%) Windows Server 2019
11 3 (0.17%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 870 (49.94%) Agile Software Development
2 459 (26.35%) DevOps
3 401 (23.02%) Mentoring
4 370 (21.24%) Analytics
5 358 (20.55%) Software Engineering
6 237 (13.61%) Test Automation
7 231 (13.26%) Problem-Solving
7 231 (13.26%) Stakeholder Management
8 224 (12.86%) Risk Management
9 216 (12.40%) Presales
10 212 (12.17%) Business Development
11 211 (12.11%) Scrum
12 209 (12.00%) Migration
13 195 (11.19%) Microservices
14 193 (11.08%) Coaching
14 193 (11.08%) Computer Science
15 163 (9.36%) SDLC
16 160 (9.18%) Technical Leadership
17 157 (9.01%) Emotional Intelligence
17 157 (9.01%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 377 (21.64%) Java
2 271 (15.56%) JavaScript
3 259 (14.87%) Python
4 174 (9.99%) C#
5 160 (9.18%) SQL
6 74 (4.25%) Go
7 64 (3.67%) C
8 53 (3.04%) R
9 51 (2.93%) Bash Shell
10 39 (2.24%) PowerShell
11 24 (1.38%) Shell Script
12 22 (1.26%) Scala
12 22 (1.26%) TypeScript
13 17 (0.98%) C++
13 17 (0.98%) C-shell
14 15 (0.86%) Ruby
15 12 (0.69%) Java 8
15 12 (0.69%) PHP
16 10 (0.57%) DAML
17 9 (0.52%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 385 (22.10%) Degree
2 104 (5.97%) Security Cleared
3 68 (3.90%) Master's Degree
4 53 (3.04%) SC Cleared
5 50 (2.87%) PhD
6 43 (2.47%) Oracle Certification
7 40 (2.30%) Computer Science Degree
8 28 (1.61%) CISSP
9 25 (1.44%) Cisco Certification
10 21 (1.21%) OCP
11 20 (1.15%) MBA
11 20 (1.15%) PMI Certification
12 19 (1.09%) CISM
13 17 (0.98%) AWS Certification
13 17 (0.98%) BPSS Clearance
13 17 (0.98%) CCIE
13 17 (0.98%) GIAC
14 15 (0.86%) ISEB
15 12 (0.69%) IIBA
15 12 (0.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 144 (8.27%) QA
2 40 (2.30%) GDPR
3 33 (1.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 29 (1.66%) Data Quality
5 22 (1.26%) PCI DSS
6 16 (0.92%) Accessibility
6 16 (0.92%) NIST
7 12 (0.69%) COBIT
7 12 (0.69%) GRC
8 8 (0.46%) Cyber Essentials
9 7 (0.40%) Actionable Recommendations
9 7 (0.40%) COSO
9 7 (0.40%) PMO
10 6 (0.34%) SLA
11 2 (0.11%) NCSC
12 1 (0.057%) DICOM
12 1 (0.057%) HL7
12 1 (0.057%) OASIS TOSCA
12 1 (0.057%) SNOMED CT
12 1 (0.057%) SOC 2
System Software
1 273 (15.67%) Docker
2 48 (2.76%) Active Directory
3 29 (1.66%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (0.46%) KVM
4 8 (0.46%) vSphere
5 6 (0.34%) Hyper-V
5 6 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (0.29%) Ceph
7 3 (0.17%) VMware NSX
8 2 (0.11%) Apache Flume
8 2 (0.11%) QEMU
8 2 (0.11%) vCloud
8 2 (0.11%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.057%) HDFS
9 1 (0.057%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 177 (10.16%) Kubernetes
2 130 (7.46%) Terraform
3 88 (5.05%) Ansible
4 61 (3.50%) Puppet
5 60 (3.44%) Opscode Chef
6 38 (2.18%) Prometheus
7 34 (1.95%) Automic
8 30 (1.72%) Consul
9 28 (1.61%) Kibana
10 20 (1.15%) HP ALM
11 16 (0.92%) logstash
12 11 (0.63%) Oozie
13 10 (0.57%) WebSphere Cast Iron
14 8 (0.46%) HP UCMDB
14 8 (0.46%) Microsoft Intune
15 7 (0.40%) Docker Swarm
15 7 (0.40%) Salt
15 7 (0.40%) vCenter Server
16 6 (0.34%) HP Fortify
16 6 (0.34%) SCCM
Vendors
1 204 (11.71%) Microsoft
2 139 (7.98%) Oracle
3 108 (6.20%) Google
4 90 (5.17%) SAP
5 78 (4.48%) Salesforce.com
6 46 (2.64%) ServiceNow
7 45 (2.58%) Splunk
8 44 (2.53%) VMware
9 43 (2.47%) Adobe
9 43 (2.47%) HP
10 37 (2.12%) IBM
11 33 (1.89%) Databricks
12 30 (1.72%) Cisco
13 22 (1.26%) Facebook
14 21 (1.21%) BMC
15 20 (1.15%) Cognizant
15 20 (1.15%) Red Hat
16 13 (0.75%) Infor
16 13 (0.75%) Informatica
17 12 (0.69%) Cloudera