Period
to 1 June 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 1 June 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Thought Leadership
UK
6 months to
1 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 383 337 352
Rank change year-on-year -46 +15 -53
Permanent jobs citing Thought Leadership 695 1,406 1,583
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.78% 0.97% 0.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.85% 1.05% 0.99%
Number of salaries quoted 494 742 986
Median annual salary £80,000 £70,000 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.29% - +3.70%
10th Percentile £47,875 £45,000 £40,000
90th Percentile £119,625 £112,500 £105,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £71,250 £60,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year +18.75% -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 81,864 133,388 159,979
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.25% 92.24% 92.30%
Number of salaries quoted 64,945 104,472 128,717
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £29,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +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 1 June 2020.

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 June 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 -18 661 £80,000 +14.29% 25
London +2 424 £90,000 +12.50% 16
UK excluding London +9 239 £71,250 +18.75% 18
South East +17 69 £75,000 +7.14% 1
North of England +73 59 £75,000 +22.45% 5
Midlands +35 53 £75,000 +15.38% 1
Work from Home +9 47 £82,500 +3.13% 3
North West +61 38 £67,500 +3.85% 5
South West +10 30 £50,000 +5.26% 2
East Midlands +71 29 £68,750 -1.79%
West Midlands +8 24 £82,500 +26.92% 1
East of England +79 19 £60,864 -11.47%
Yorkshire +92 16 £85,000 +54.55%
North East +16 5 £53,053 -3.54%
Scotland +48 4 £52,500 +16.67% 5
Northern Ireland - 4 £65,000 - 4
Wales +6 2 £80,000 +100.00%

For the 6 months to 1 June 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.

1 278 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 245 (35.25%) Finance
3 171 (24.60%) AWS
4 152 (21.87%) DevOps
5 151 (21.73%) Azure
6 103 (14.82%) Degree
7 94 (13.53%) Stakeholder Management
8 92 (13.24%) Software Engineering
9 88 (12.66%) Java
10 87 (12.52%) Python
11 82 (11.80%) Analytics
11 82 (11.80%) Cybersecurity
12 79 (11.37%) Presales
13 77 (11.08%) SaaS
14 76 (10.94%) Analytical Skills
15 74 (10.65%) Project Management
15 74 (10.65%) IT Strategy
16 72 (10.36%) PaaS
17 71 (10.22%) Problem-Solving
18 70 (10.07%) Technical Leadership
19 68 (9.78%) Banking
20 67 (9.64%) Microsoft
21 66 (9.50%) Migration
22 64 (9.21%) Project Delivery
23 62 (8.92%) JavaScript
24 58 (8.35%) Business Development
24 58 (8.35%) Public Cloud
25 57 (8.20%) Marketing
25 57 (8.20%) SQL
26 56 (8.06%) Linux

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 12 (1.73%) Confluence
2 8 (1.15%) IIS
2 8 (1.15%) SharePoint
3 7 (1.01%) Cloud Foundry
3 7 (1.01%) Tomcat
3 7 (1.01%) WebLogic
3 7 (1.01%) WebSphere
4 6 (0.86%) CMS
4 6 (0.86%) SAS
5 4 (0.58%) Anypoint
6 3 (0.43%) NetWeaver
7 2 (0.29%) Apache Spark
7 2 (0.29%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.14%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (0.14%) Apache
8 1 (0.14%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.14%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 23 (3.31%) Microsoft Excel
2 20 (2.88%) Microsoft Office
3 18 (2.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (0.86%) Microsoft Project
4 6 (0.86%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.72%) Adobe XD
5 5 (0.72%) Sketch
6 4 (0.58%) Adobe Premiere
7 3 (0.43%) SPSS
8 2 (0.29%) EViews
8 2 (0.29%) Stata
Business Applications
1 20 (2.88%) Oracle EBS
2 14 (2.01%) Remedy ITSM
3 10 (1.44%) Oracle ERP
4 9 (1.29%) SAP SD
5 8 (1.15%) SAP MM
6 6 (0.86%) Oracle Financials
7 5 (0.72%) SAP BPC
8 4 (0.58%) PeopleSoft HCM
8 4 (0.58%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 4 (0.58%) SAP PP
8 4 (0.58%) SAP Retail
8 4 (0.58%) SAP SCM
9 3 (0.43%) Oracle Applications
10 2 (0.29%) Hyperion Planning
10 2 (0.29%) Oracle BPM
10 2 (0.29%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 2 (0.29%) SAP Business One
11 1 (0.14%) Distributed Ledger
11 1 (0.14%) SAP S/4HANA
11 1 (0.14%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 171 (24.60%) AWS
2 151 (21.73%) Azure
3 77 (11.08%) SaaS
4 72 (10.36%) PaaS
5 50 (7.19%) IaaS
6 43 (6.19%) GCP
7 32 (4.60%) Serverless
8 22 (3.17%) AWS Lambda
9 19 (2.73%) Office 365
10 13 (1.87%) Power Platform
11 11 (1.58%) AWS CloudFormation
11 11 (1.58%) AWS CodeCommit
12 9 (1.29%) AWS CodeBuild
12 9 (1.29%) Azure Functions
13 8 (1.15%) Azure Active Directory
14 7 (1.01%) GitHub
14 7 (1.01%) IBM Cloud
14 7 (1.01%) OpenShift
15 6 (0.86%) Amazon Cognito
15 6 (0.86%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 31 (4.46%) Firewall
2 17 (2.45%) VPN
3 16 (2.30%) Internet
3 16 (2.30%) SAN
4 14 (2.01%) DNS
4 14 (2.01%) SSL
4 14 (2.01%) TCP/IP
5 11 (1.58%) BGP
5 11 (1.58%) LAN
5 11 (1.58%) WAN
6 8 (1.15%) Fibre Channel
6 8 (1.15%) Intrusion Detection
6 8 (1.15%) iSCSI
7 6 (0.86%) Wireless
8 5 (0.72%) DMZ
9 4 (0.58%) Broadband
9 4 (0.58%) Network Security
9 4 (0.58%) WebEx
10 3 (0.43%) Intranet
10 3 (0.43%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (3.02%) SQL Server
2 20 (2.88%) Big Data
3 14 (2.01%) Oracle Reports
3 14 (2.01%) RDBMS
3 14 (2.01%) Relational Database
4 10 (1.44%) NoSQL
5 9 (1.29%) Power BI
6 8 (1.15%) SAP HANA
7 7 (1.01%) Hadoop
8 6 (0.86%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 6 (0.86%) BusinessObjects
8 6 (0.86%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (0.58%) Data Mining
9 4 (0.58%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (0.58%) MySQL
10 3 (0.43%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
10 3 (0.43%) Looker
10 3 (0.43%) Lumira
10 3 (0.43%) SAP BW
10 3 (0.43%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 31 (4.46%) Git (software)
2 25 (3.60%) Jenkins
3 15 (2.16%) JIRA
4 11 (1.58%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (0.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 6 (0.86%) Mocha
6 5 (0.72%) Axure RP
6 5 (0.72%) Balsamiq
6 5 (0.72%) Cucumber
6 5 (0.72%) Jasmine
6 5 (0.72%) Maven
7 4 (0.58%) fastlane
7 4 (0.58%) Robot Framework
8 3 (0.43%) GitLab
8 3 (0.43%) Selenium
9 2 (0.29%) Bitbucket
9 2 (0.29%) Gerrit
9 2 (0.29%) Oracle APEX
9 2 (0.29%) Sonatype Nexus
9 2 (0.29%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 245 (35.25%) Finance
2 68 (9.78%) Banking
3 57 (8.20%) Marketing
4 37 (5.32%) Public Sector
5 36 (5.18%) Retail
6 31 (4.46%) Law
7 20 (2.88%) Front Office
8 15 (2.16%) Telecoms
9 13 (1.87%) Billing
9 13 (1.87%) Legal
9 13 (1.87%) Retail Banking
10 11 (1.58%) Manufacturing
11 9 (1.29%) Advertising
11 9 (1.29%) Back Office
11 9 (1.29%) Publishing
12 8 (1.15%) Local Government
13 7 (1.01%) Aerospace
13 7 (1.01%) Investment Banking
14 5 (0.72%) Spanish Language
15 3 (0.43%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 141 (20.29%) Architect
2 110 (15.83%) Consultant
3 58 (8.35%) Developer
4 53 (7.63%) Cloud Architect
5 47 (6.76%) Solutions Architect
6 39 (5.61%) Lead Architect
7 35 (5.04%) Cloud Engineer
8 34 (4.89%) Senior Manager
9 31 (4.46%) Java Developer
10 27 (3.88%) Analyst
11 26 (3.74%) Senior Consultant
12 23 (3.31%) AWS Engineer
13 22 (3.17%) Security Consultant
14 21 (3.02%) Security Architect
14 21 (3.02%) Security Manager
14 21 (3.02%) Senior Architect
15 19 (2.73%) AWS Architect
16 17 (2.45%) Delivery Manager
16 17 (2.45%) Python Developer
16 17 (2.45%) SAP Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (7.34%) CSS
2 48 (6.91%) HTML
3 41 (5.90%) Node.js
4 34 (4.89%) XML
5 31 (4.46%) .NET
6 23 (3.31%) Web Services
7 20 (2.88%) React
8 19 (2.73%) AngularJS
9 18 (2.59%) FIX Protocol
10 14 (2.01%) Ajax
10 14 (2.01%) LDAP
10 14 (2.01%) RESTful
10 14 (2.01%) SOAP
10 14 (2.01%) Spring
11 13 (1.87%) Middleware
11 13 (1.87%) Spring Boot
12 11 (1.58%) JSON
13 10 (1.44%) HTML5
14 9 (1.29%) Dropwizard
14 9 (1.29%) Natural Language Processing
Miscellaneous
1 76 (10.94%) Analytical Skills
2 58 (8.35%) Public Cloud
3 44 (6.33%) Greenfield Project
4 42 (6.04%) Data Centre
4 42 (6.04%) User Experience
5 38 (5.47%) Cloud Native
6 37 (5.32%) Enterprise Software
7 34 (4.89%) Hybrid Cloud
8 27 (3.88%) Management Information System
8 27 (3.88%) Virtual Team
9 17 (2.45%) Mobile App
10 16 (2.30%) Blog
11 14 (2.01%) CMDB
12 13 (1.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 11 (1.58%) Fixed Income
14 7 (1.01%) Cyber Defence
14 7 (1.01%) Private Cloud
15 6 (0.86%) Security Operations Centre
15 6 (0.86%) Smart City
15 6 (0.86%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 56 (8.06%) Linux
2 45 (6.47%) Windows
3 20 (2.88%) Unix
4 14 (2.01%) Windows 10
5 10 (1.44%) Windows Server
6 9 (1.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (0.72%) Ubuntu
8 4 (0.58%) Android
9 3 (0.43%) zOS
10 2 (0.29%) CoreOS
11 1 (0.14%) CentOS
11 1 (0.14%) Debian
11 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 278 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 152 (21.87%) DevOps
3 94 (13.53%) Stakeholder Management
4 92 (13.24%) Software Engineering
5 82 (11.80%) Analytics
5 82 (11.80%) Cybersecurity
6 79 (11.37%) Presales
7 74 (10.65%) IT Strategy
7 74 (10.65%) Project Management
8 71 (10.22%) Problem-Solving
9 70 (10.07%) Technical Leadership
10 66 (9.50%) Migration
11 64 (9.21%) Project Delivery
12 58 (8.35%) Business Development
13 55 (7.91%) Mentoring
13 55 (7.91%) Microservices
13 55 (7.91%) Scrum
14 52 (7.48%) Coaching
15 49 (7.05%) Information Security
16 48 (6.91%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 88 (12.66%) Java
2 87 (12.52%) Python
3 62 (8.92%) JavaScript
4 57 (8.20%) SQL
5 32 (4.60%) C#
6 24 (3.45%) C++
7 19 (2.73%) PowerShell
8 15 (2.16%) C
9 13 (1.87%) Scala
10 9 (1.29%) Java 8
11 8 (1.15%) Go
12 7 (1.01%) R
13 5 (0.72%) Bash Shell
13 5 (0.72%) ES6
13 5 (0.72%) Ruby
13 5 (0.72%) T-SQL
14 4 (0.58%) VBScript
15 3 (0.43%) ABAP
16 2 (0.29%) Apex Code
16 2 (0.29%) SOQL
Qualifications
1 103 (14.82%) Degree
2 24 (3.45%) CISSP
3 22 (3.17%) CISM
4 20 (2.88%) Security Cleared
5 18 (2.59%) Oracle Certification
6 13 (1.87%) ISEB
7 11 (1.58%) CBAP
7 11 (1.58%) PMI Certification
8 10 (1.44%) Master's Degree
9 9 (1.29%) Computer Science Degree
9 9 (1.29%) Microsoft Certification
10 8 (1.15%) AWS Certification
10 8 (1.15%) CISA
11 7 (1.01%) Cisco Certification
11 7 (1.01%) IIBA
12 6 (0.86%) ACCA
12 6 (0.86%) CIMA
12 6 (0.86%) ISTQB
12 6 (0.86%) PMP
12 6 (0.86%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (7.19%) QA
2 30 (4.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 23 (3.31%) GDPR
4 11 (1.58%) ISO 22301
5 10 (1.44%) NIST
6 9 (1.29%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 9 (1.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 7 (1.01%) NIST 800
7 7 (1.01%) PMO
8 3 (0.43%) COBIT
8 3 (0.43%) COSO
8 3 (0.43%) ISAE 3402
8 3 (0.43%) SLA
8 3 (0.43%) SSAE 16
9 2 (0.29%) Actionable Recommendations
9 2 (0.29%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 2 (0.29%) JSP 440
9 2 (0.29%) NCSC
10 1 (0.14%) PCI DSS
10 1 (0.14%) WCAG
System Software
1 46 (6.62%) Docker
2 12 (1.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (1.58%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.29%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.29%) VMware Server
5 1 (0.14%) Firmware
5 1 (0.14%) Snort
5 1 (0.14%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 44 (6.33%) Kubernetes
2 26 (3.74%) Ansible
3 23 (3.31%) Terraform
4 14 (2.01%) HP UCMDB
4 14 (2.01%) Microsoft Intune
5 11 (1.58%) SCCM
6 9 (1.29%) Puppet
7 6 (0.86%) Opscode Chef
8 5 (0.72%) HP ALM
8 5 (0.72%) HP Quality Center
9 4 (0.58%) CloudHub
9 4 (0.58%) CSIRT
9 4 (0.58%) RSA Archer
10 2 (0.29%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 2 (0.29%) SCDPM
10 2 (0.29%) SCOrch
10 2 (0.29%) SCSM
10 2 (0.29%) SCVMM
11 1 (0.14%) Red Hat Satellite
11 1 (0.14%) WSUS
Vendors
1 67 (9.64%) Microsoft
2 44 (6.33%) Google
3 38 (5.47%) SAP
4 37 (5.32%) Oracle
5 27 (3.88%) HP
6 26 (3.74%) VMware
7 22 (3.17%) Cisco
8 20 (2.88%) ServiceNow
9 18 (2.59%) IBM
9 18 (2.59%) Salesforce.com
10 17 (2.45%) Red Hat
11 14 (2.01%) BMC
11 14 (2.01%) Cognizant
11 14 (2.01%) Dell
11 14 (2.01%) Remedy
12 13 (1.87%) CheckPoint
13 11 (1.58%) Juniper
14 10 (1.44%) Tableau
15 7 (1.01%) FIS
15 7 (1.01%) WorldPay