Period
to 12 June 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 12 June 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Thought Leadership
UK
6 months to
12 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 328 376 341
Rank change year-on-year +48 -35 +15
Permanent jobs citing Thought Leadership 964 658 1,414
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.96% 0.78% 0.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.03% 0.84% 1.07%
Number of salaries quoted 581 432 712
10th Percentile £47,500 £47,500 £43,750
25th Percentile £60,000 £60,648 £52,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £75,000 £80,000 £70,250
Median % change year-on-year -6.25% +13.88% -3.10%
75th Percentile £97,500 £102,500 £92,500
90th Percentile £111,250 £118,750 £112,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £62,500 £72,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year -13.79% +20.83% -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 93,157 77,966 132,717
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 93.10% 92.34% 92.35%
Number of salaries quoted 65,671 62,581 105,227
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £73,750 £70,000
90th Percentile £91,250 £90,000 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,900 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.95% +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 12 June 2021.

Salary histogram for Thought Leadership in the UK

Thought Leadership
Top 16 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 12 June 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 +45 846 £75,000 -6.25% 143
London +4 502 £82,500 -5.17% 87
UK excluding London +39 336 £62,500 -13.79% 64
Work from Home -58 197 £75,000 -9.09% 39
South East +58 122 £65,000 -13.33% 15
South West -15 71 £55,000 +10.00% 11
Midlands -37 56 £55,000 -25.42% 8
North of England -39 47 £55,000 -26.67% 12
East Midlands -24 31 £52,500 -25.00% 2
East of England +1 28 £31,000 -47.82% 8
West Midlands -28 25 £65,000 -21.21% 6
North West -36 22 £55,000 -18.52% 8
Scotland -24 19 £73,750 +40.48% 5
Yorkshire -30 19 £51,000 -40.00% 3
North East -6 6 £57,500 +8.38% 1
Wales -4 1 £51,000 -38.18% 4

For the 6 months to 12 June 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.

1 418 (43.36%) Agile Software Development
2 365 (37.86%) Social Skills
3 284 (29.46%) Finance
4 254 (26.35%) Azure
5 220 (22.82%) DevOps
6 211 (21.89%) Degree
7 192 (19.92%) Mentoring
8 181 (18.78%) AWS
9 176 (18.26%) Analytics
10 170 (17.63%) Analytical Skills
11 169 (17.53%) Microsoft
12 161 (16.70%) Microservices
13 159 (16.49%) Scrum
14 148 (15.35%) Kubernetes
15 141 (14.63%) JavaScript
16 140 (14.52%) Python
17 137 (14.21%) C#
18 135 (14.00%) Java
19 133 (13.80%) Coaching
20 130 (13.49%) PaaS
21 126 (13.07%) SQL
22 119 (12.34%) Business Development
23 118 (12.24%) Marketing
24 116 (12.03%) Problem-Solving
25 113 (11.72%) Docker
26 109 (11.31%) .NET
27 107 (11.10%) Software Engineering
27 107 (11.10%) Presales
28 106 (11.00%) Open Source
29 105 (10.89%) SaaS

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 44 (4.56%) Confluence
2 26 (2.70%) Cloud Foundry
3 17 (1.76%) OpenStack
4 16 (1.66%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 14 (1.45%) SAS
6 13 (1.35%) Apache Spark
7 12 (1.24%) Tomcat
8 6 (0.62%) Apache Pig
8 6 (0.62%) CMS
9 5 (0.52%) Apache Airflow
9 5 (0.52%) Luigi
10 4 (0.41%) MS Exchange
11 3 (0.31%) SharePoint
12 2 (0.21%) Elasticsearch
12 2 (0.21%) Skype for Business
13 1 (0.10%) Apache
13 1 (0.10%) Drupal
13 1 (0.10%) IBM Domino
13 1 (0.10%) Jupyter
13 1 (0.10%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 36 (3.73%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (1.24%) InVision
3 6 (0.62%) Adobe Premiere
3 6 (0.62%) Microsoft Excel
4 5 (0.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.52%) Photoshop
4 5 (0.52%) Sketch
5 4 (0.41%) Adobe After Effects
5 4 (0.41%) Figma
5 4 (0.41%) Zeplin
6 3 (0.31%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.31%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.31%) UserZoom
7 1 (0.10%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.10%) Adobe XD
7 1 (0.10%) Mingle
7 1 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.10%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 25 (2.59%) Remedy ITSM
2 20 (2.07%) Oracle ERP
3 9 (0.93%) Oracle EBS
4 6 (0.62%) SAP S/4HANA
5 5 (0.52%) Magento
5 5 (0.52%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 4 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
6 4 (0.41%) NetSuite
6 4 (0.41%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 3 (0.31%) Oracle Applications
8 2 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
8 2 (0.21%) PeopleSoft HCM
9 1 (0.10%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
9 1 (0.10%) Actimize
9 1 (0.10%) Orchard Housing
9 1 (0.10%) SAP CRM
9 1 (0.10%) SAP MM
9 1 (0.10%) SAP SD
9 1 (0.10%) SAP VC
9 1 (0.10%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 254 (26.35%) Azure
2 181 (18.78%) AWS
3 130 (13.49%) PaaS
4 105 (10.89%) SaaS
5 101 (10.48%) GCP
6 57 (5.91%) IaaS
7 37 (3.84%) Serverless
8 23 (2.39%) GitHub
9 21 (2.18%) AWS CloudFormation
10 20 (2.07%) Power Platform
11 19 (1.97%) Microsoft 365
12 18 (1.87%) IBM Cloud
12 18 (1.87%) OpenShift
13 15 (1.56%) Azure Active Directory
13 15 (1.56%) Cloud Computing
14 12 (1.24%) Amazon EC2
14 12 (1.24%) PowerApps
15 11 (1.14%) Amazon S3
15 11 (1.14%) Azure Service Bus
15 11 (1.14%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 34 (3.53%) VPN
2 33 (3.42%) Internet
3 26 (2.70%) WAN
4 23 (2.39%) SD-WAN
5 18 (1.87%) Software-Defined Networking
5 18 (1.87%) SSL
6 17 (1.76%) Firewall
6 17 (1.76%) Wireshark
7 16 (1.66%) TCP/IP
8 11 (1.14%) BGP
8 11 (1.14%) Ethernet
8 11 (1.14%) MPLS
8 11 (1.14%) OSPF
8 11 (1.14%) VLAN
9 7 (0.73%) DNS
9 7 (0.73%) HTTP
10 5 (0.52%) Unified Communications
11 4 (0.41%) LAN
12 3 (0.31%) DMZ
12 3 (0.31%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (6.85%) Big Data
2 57 (5.91%) NoSQL
3 44 (4.56%) Data Warehouse
4 39 (4.05%) MongoDB
5 28 (2.90%) SQL Server
6 23 (2.39%) MySQL
7 22 (2.28%) Tableau
8 17 (1.76%) Relational Database
9 15 (1.56%) Azure SQL Database
9 15 (1.56%) Blockchain
10 12 (1.24%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
10 12 (1.24%) Hadoop
10 12 (1.24%) PostgreSQL
10 12 (1.24%) Power BI
11 10 (1.04%) Amazon RDS
11 10 (1.04%) Data Lake
12 9 (0.93%) Redis
13 7 (0.73%) Geospatial Data
14 6 (0.62%) Data Mining
15 5 (0.52%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 74 (7.68%) Git (software)
2 53 (5.50%) Jenkins
3 51 (5.29%) JIRA
4 33 (3.42%) Maven
5 29 (3.01%) Gradle
6 24 (2.49%) Artifactory
6 24 (2.49%) Mocha
7 23 (2.39%) Selenium
8 16 (1.66%) IDA Disassembler
9 12 (1.24%) Cucumber
9 12 (1.24%) JUnit
9 12 (1.24%) Mockito
10 10 (1.04%) JMeter
10 10 (1.04%) webpack
11 7 (0.73%) CircleCI
12 5 (0.52%) Cypress.io
12 5 (0.52%) gulp
12 5 (0.52%) Postman
12 5 (0.52%) Protractor
13 4 (0.41%) SonarQube
General
1 365 (37.86%) Social Skills
2 284 (29.46%) Finance
3 170 (17.63%) Analytical Skills
4 118 (12.24%) Marketing
5 92 (9.54%) Banking
6 61 (6.33%) Public Sector
7 54 (5.60%) Presentation Skills
8 51 (5.29%) Legal
8 51 (5.29%) Retail
9 42 (4.36%) Influencing Skills
10 39 (4.05%) Law
11 16 (1.66%) Electronics
12 15 (1.56%) Local Government
13 12 (1.24%) Publishing
14 11 (1.14%) Manufacturing
15 9 (0.93%) Pharmaceutical
16 7 (0.73%) Advertising
16 7 (0.73%) Investment Banking
16 7 (0.73%) Telecoms
17 6 (0.62%) Military
Job Titles
1 170 (17.63%) Architect
2 166 (17.22%) Consultant
3 92 (9.54%) Developer
4 85 (8.82%) Senior Consultant
5 68 (7.05%) Solutions Architect
6 53 (5.50%) Cloud Architect
7 36 (3.73%) Software Engineer
8 35 (3.63%) Azure Architect
9 30 (3.11%) Senior Architect
10 26 (2.70%) Azure Engineer
11 25 (2.59%) AWS Architect
11 25 (2.59%) Cloud Engineer
11 25 (2.59%) Designer
12 24 (2.49%) Lead Developer
13 23 (2.39%) Analyst
14 20 (2.07%) Cloud Solutions Architect
14 20 (2.07%) Data Scientist
14 20 (2.07%) Software Developer
15 19 (1.97%) Data Engineer
15 19 (1.97%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 109 (11.31%) .NET
2 76 (7.88%) CSS
3 75 (7.78%) HTML
4 66 (6.85%) React
5 65 (6.74%) Node.js
6 62 (6.43%) RESTful
7 58 (6.02%) Web Services
8 57 (5.91%) AngularJS
9 54 (5.60%) REST
10 49 (5.08%) XML
11 43 (4.46%) SOAP
12 38 (3.94%) .NET Core
13 36 (3.73%) ASP.NET
14 31 (3.22%) Ajax
15 26 (2.70%) .NET Framework
15 26 (2.70%) Entity Framework
15 26 (2.70%) JSON
16 24 (2.49%) Vue.js
17 22 (2.28%) LDAP
17 22 (2.28%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 85 (8.82%) User Experience
2 61 (6.33%) Public Cloud
3 60 (6.22%) Cloud Native
4 52 (5.39%) Management Information System
5 49 (5.08%) iPhone
6 48 (4.98%) Blog
7 47 (4.88%) Virtual Team
8 36 (3.73%) Renewable Energy
9 35 (3.63%) Data Centre
10 31 (3.22%) Life Science
11 29 (3.01%) N-Tier
12 27 (2.80%) Enterprise Software
13 26 (2.70%) Self-Motivation
14 23 (2.39%) Hybrid Cloud
15 18 (1.87%) Algorithms
15 18 (1.87%) CMDB
16 17 (1.76%) Cyberthreat
16 17 (1.76%) Social Media
17 16 (1.66%) Cyberattack
17 16 (1.66%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 82 (8.51%) Linux
2 65 (6.74%) Android
3 56 (5.81%) Windows
4 21 (2.18%) Apple iOS
5 15 (1.56%) Windows Server
6 11 (1.14%) Unix
6 11 (1.14%) Windows 10
7 4 (0.41%) Windows 7
7 4 (0.41%) Windows 8
7 4 (0.41%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (0.41%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.21%) CentOS
9 2 (0.21%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.10%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 418 (43.36%) Agile Software Development
2 220 (22.82%) DevOps
3 192 (19.92%) Mentoring
4 176 (18.26%) Analytics
5 161 (16.70%) Microservices
6 159 (16.49%) Scrum
7 133 (13.80%) Coaching
8 119 (12.34%) Business Development
9 116 (12.03%) Problem-Solving
10 107 (11.10%) Presales
10 107 (11.10%) Software Engineering
11 106 (11.00%) Open Source
12 104 (10.79%) Cybersecurity
13 102 (10.58%) Project Management
14 93 (9.65%) Artificial Intelligence
15 89 (9.23%) TDD
16 83 (8.61%) Test Automation
17 79 (8.20%) Computer Science
18 75 (7.78%) Project Delivery
19 74 (7.68%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 141 (14.63%) JavaScript
2 140 (14.52%) Python
3 137 (14.21%) C#
4 135 (14.00%) Java
5 126 (13.07%) SQL
6 56 (5.81%) C
7 30 (3.11%) C++
7 30 (3.11%) Java 8
8 26 (2.70%) Perl
9 25 (2.59%) TypeScript
10 22 (2.28%) PowerShell
11 18 (1.87%) PHP
12 17 (1.76%) Bash Shell
12 17 (1.76%) Go
12 17 (1.76%) PL/SQL
13 14 (1.45%) Ruby
14 12 (1.24%) R
15 11 (1.14%) ES6
16 5 (0.52%) Scala
16 5 (0.52%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 211 (21.89%) Degree
2 47 (4.88%) Security Cleared
3 31 (3.22%) PhD
4 24 (2.49%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 21 (2.18%) Master's Degree
6 20 (2.07%) Computer Science Degree
6 20 (2.07%) SC Cleared
7 19 (1.97%) MBA
8 16 (1.66%) Oracle Certification
9 14 (1.45%) CISSP
10 13 (1.35%) DV Cleared
11 11 (1.14%) CISM
12 9 (0.93%) RHCE
13 8 (0.83%) CISA
13 8 (0.83%) RHCSA
14 7 (0.73%) BPSS Clearance
14 7 (0.73%) ISTQB
14 7 (0.73%) Microsoft Certification
15 6 (0.62%) Chartered Engineer
15 6 (0.62%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (6.95%) QA
2 24 (2.49%) GDPR
3 14 (1.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 11 (1.14%) OASIS TOSCA
5 10 (1.04%) Accessibility
6 8 (0.83%) GRC
7 7 (0.73%) NIST
8 6 (0.62%) Data Quality
8 6 (0.62%) NCSC
8 6 (0.62%) SLA
9 5 (0.52%) CDISC
9 5 (0.52%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 5 (0.52%) PCI DSS
10 4 (0.41%) Cyber Essentials
10 4 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 4 (0.41%) SOC 2
11 3 (0.31%) PMO
12 2 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 2 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 15288
12 2 (0.21%) P3O
System Software
1 113 (11.72%) Docker
2 52 (5.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (3.94%) Active Directory
4 16 (1.66%) VirtualBox
5 15 (1.56%) Virtual Machines
6 12 (1.24%) KVM
7 9 (0.93%) Hyper-V
8 5 (0.52%) Xen
9 4 (0.41%) NDS
9 4 (0.41%) NetIQ eDirectory
10 2 (0.21%) OpenAM
10 2 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.10%) Apache Flume
11 1 (0.10%) Ceph
11 1 (0.10%) HDFS
11 1 (0.10%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 148 (15.35%) Kubernetes
2 46 (4.77%) Terraform
3 23 (2.39%) Ansible
4 18 (1.87%) HP UCMDB
5 12 (1.24%) Microsoft Intune
6 11 (1.14%) Opscode Chef
7 10 (1.04%) SCCM
8 9 (0.93%) Prometheus
8 9 (0.93%) Puppet
9 8 (0.83%) Salt
10 7 (0.73%) Single Sign-On
11 4 (0.41%) Active Directory Federation Services
11 4 (0.41%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 4 (0.41%) MIIS
12 3 (0.31%) ZABBIX
13 2 (0.21%) Cacti
13 2 (0.21%) Nagios
13 2 (0.21%) NetBackup
13 2 (0.21%) SCOM
13 2 (0.21%) SCSM
Vendors
1 169 (17.53%) Microsoft
2 59 (6.12%) VMware
3 56 (5.81%) Google
4 55 (5.71%) Oracle
5 48 (4.98%) SAP
6 43 (4.46%) IBM
7 36 (3.73%) Salesforce.com
8 29 (3.01%) Red Hat
9 26 (2.70%) ServiceNow
10 25 (2.59%) BMC
10 25 (2.59%) HP
10 25 (2.59%) Remedy
11 17 (1.76%) Databricks
12 14 (1.45%) Citrix
13 13 (1.35%) Adobe
13 13 (1.35%) Cisco
13 13 (1.35%) Cognizant
14 11 (1.14%) Agilent
14 11 (1.14%) Alcatel-Lucent
14 11 (1.14%) Juniper