Period
to 17 August 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for Problem-Solving skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Problem-Solving over the 6 months to 17 August 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Problem-Solving
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
17 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 11 21 16
Rank change year-on-year +10 -5 +8
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 715 555 597
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 12.37% 8.43% 9.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 13.50% 9.27% 10.51%
Number of salaries quoted 524 430 427
Berkshire median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - -3.23%
10th Percentile £27,821 £27,950 £24,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £65,000 £75,000
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +9.76% -2.38%

Problem-Solving 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 advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Berkshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 5,297 5,990 5,678
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 91.61% 90.95% 88.46%
Number of salaries quoted 4,216 4,783 4,456
Berkshire median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £79,000 £73,750 £75,000
South East median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

Problem-Solving
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing Problem-Solving as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Problem-Solving in Berkshire

Problem-Solving
Salary Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Problem-Solving in Berkshire.

Salary trend for Problem-Solving in Berkshire

Problem-Solving
Salary Histogram in Berkshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Problem-Solving in Berkshire over the 6 months to 17 August 2019.

Salary histogram for Problem-Solving in Berkshire

Problem-Solving
Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Problem-Solving within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 17 August 2019. 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
Reading +6 261 £45,000 +5.88% 48
Maidenhead +24 88 £45,000 - 5
Bracknell +21 86 £45,000 +28.57% 18
Slough +15 85 £55,000 +10.00% 11
Newbury +1 76 £48,750 +30.00% 12
Wokingham +25 44 £58,500 +46.25% 6
Windsor +16 5 £55,000 +22.22% 2
Crowthorne - 4 £42,500 - 1
Thatcham - 2 £27,750 - 1
Problem-Solving
South East

For the 6 months to 17 August 2019, IT jobs citing Problem-Solving 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 across the Berkshire region with a requirement for Problem-Solving.

1 227 (31.75%) Analytical Skills
2 202 (28.25%) Agile Software Development
3 191 (26.71%) SQL
4 132 (18.46%) JavaScript
5 117 (16.36%) Microsoft
6 114 (15.94%) ITIL
6 114 (15.94%) Degree
7 109 (15.24%) Finance
8 93 (13.01%) SQL Server
9 91 (12.73%) Java
10 84 (11.75%) Scrum
11 81 (11.33%) Git (software)
12 80 (11.19%) JIRA
13 76 (10.63%) .NET
14 75 (10.49%) Marketing
14 75 (10.49%) Amazon AWS
15 69 (9.65%) Microsoft Azure
16 68 (9.51%) SDLC
17 67 (9.37%) Windows
18 66 (9.23%) Project Management
19 65 (9.09%) C#
19 65 (9.09%) Data Centre
20 64 (8.95%) Time Management
21 63 (8.81%) HTML
21 63 (8.81%) Self-Motivation
22 62 (8.67%) Software Engineering
22 62 (8.67%) TDD
23 61 (8.53%) Linux
24 60 (8.39%) Computer Science
25 59 (8.25%) Web Services

Problem-Solving
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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 19 (2.66%) Confluence
2 17 (2.38%) IIS
3 15 (2.10%) SharePoint
4 8 (1.12%) Tomcat
5 7 (0.98%) Apache Spark
5 7 (0.98%) Drupal
5 7 (0.98%) Elasticsearch
5 7 (0.98%) JBoss
6 6 (0.84%) Mendix
6 6 (0.84%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 5 (0.70%) CMS
7 5 (0.70%) Oracle Service Bus
8 4 (0.56%) Anypoint
8 4 (0.56%) MS Exchange
8 4 (0.56%) Sitecore CMS
8 4 (0.56%) WordPress
9 3 (0.42%) nginx
9 3 (0.42%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.28%) Apache
10 2 (0.28%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 56 (7.83%) Microsoft Office
2 39 (5.45%) Microsoft Excel
3 30 (4.20%) MS Visio
4 9 (1.26%) Spreadsheet
5 8 (1.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 6 (0.84%) Chatbot
7 5 (0.70%) Microsoft Project
8 4 (0.56%) Adobe Illustrator
8 4 (0.56%) Adobe XD
8 4 (0.56%) InVision
8 4 (0.56%) Photoshop
8 4 (0.56%) Sketch
9 3 (0.42%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 8 (1.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.28%) Oracle 11i
2 2 (0.28%) Oracle Assets
2 2 (0.28%) Oracle Cash Management
2 2 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.28%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (0.28%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (0.28%) Oracle Financials
2 2 (0.28%) Oracle General Ledger
2 2 (0.28%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (0.28%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.14%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.14%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.14%) OPENHousing
3 1 (0.14%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.14%) Sage X3
3 1 (0.14%) SAP MDG
3 1 (0.14%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 75 (10.49%) Amazon AWS
2 69 (9.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 39 (5.45%) Office 365
4 15 (2.10%) Serverless
5 13 (1.82%) PaaS
5 13 (1.82%) SaaS
6 12 (1.68%) npm
7 11 (1.54%) Amazon S3
7 11 (1.54%) GitHub
7 11 (1.54%) IaaS
8 9 (1.26%) Google Cloud Platform
9 8 (1.12%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 8 (1.12%) Salesforce Service Cloud
10 7 (0.98%) Azure Active Directory
11 6 (0.84%) Amazon EMR
12 5 (0.70%) Amazon EC2
12 5 (0.70%) Amazon SQS
12 5 (0.70%) AWS Lambda
12 5 (0.70%) Dynamics 365
12 5 (0.70%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 48 (6.71%) Firewall
2 44 (6.15%) Network Security
3 40 (5.59%) LAN
4 34 (4.76%) TCP/IP
5 33 (4.62%) WAN
6 29 (4.06%) HTTP
7 20 (2.80%) VPN
8 14 (1.96%) Remote Desktop
9 12 (1.68%) SAN
10 11 (1.54%) Cisco ASA
10 11 (1.54%) DNS
11 10 (1.40%) IP Telephony
12 9 (1.26%) BIG-IP
12 9 (1.26%) Cisco Nexus
13 8 (1.12%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 7 (0.98%) DHCP
15 6 (0.84%) Internet
15 6 (0.84%) VLAN
15 6 (0.84%) VoIP
16 4 (0.56%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 93 (13.01%) SQL Server
2 54 (7.55%) Relational Database
3 26 (3.64%) Data Warehouse
4 17 (2.38%) RDBMS
5 16 (2.24%) MongoDB
5 16 (2.24%) MySQL
6 14 (1.96%) Big Data
7 11 (1.54%) DB2
8 7 (0.98%) NoSQL
9 6 (0.84%) Amazon RDS
9 6 (0.84%) Amazon Redshift
9 6 (0.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 5 (0.70%) PostgreSQL
11 4 (0.56%) Apache Hive
11 4 (0.56%) Azure SQL Database
11 4 (0.56%) Data Mining
11 4 (0.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 4 (0.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 3 (0.42%) Redis
12 3 (0.42%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 81 (11.33%) Git (software)
2 80 (11.19%) JIRA
3 45 (6.29%) Jenkins
4 26 (3.64%) Selenium
5 24 (3.36%) WebDriver
6 22 (3.08%) Cucumber
7 21 (2.94%) Maven
8 20 (2.80%) Team Foundation Server
9 19 (2.66%) JUnit
10 15 (2.10%) Hudson
11 14 (1.96%) Appium
12 12 (1.68%) Mocha
13 10 (1.40%) Bitbucket
13 10 (1.40%) Jasmine
13 10 (1.40%) Sonatype Nexus
13 10 (1.40%) webpack
14 8 (1.12%) Android Studio
14 8 (1.12%) Oracle APEX
14 8 (1.12%) Visual Studio
14 8 (1.12%) Xcode
General
1 109 (15.24%) Finance
2 75 (10.49%) Marketing
3 47 (6.57%) Electronics
4 46 (6.43%) Retail
5 39 (5.45%) Telecoms
6 27 (3.78%) Manufacturing
7 12 (1.68%) Games
7 12 (1.68%) Law
8 8 (1.12%) German Language
8 8 (1.12%) Legal
9 4 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.42%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.42%) Multimedia
11 2 (0.28%) Arabic Language
11 2 (0.28%) Back Office
11 2 (0.28%) French Language
11 2 (0.28%) Spanish Language
12 1 (0.14%) Automotive
12 1 (0.14%) Local Government
12 1 (0.14%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 163 (22.80%) Developer
2 158 (22.10%) Analyst
3 69 (9.65%) Support Analyst
4 64 (8.95%) Consultant
5 44 (6.15%) Business Analyst
6 31 (4.34%) Security Consultant
7 30 (4.20%) Support Engineer
8 28 (3.92%) .NET Developer
8 28 (3.92%) 1st Line Support
8 28 (3.92%) Software Engineer
9 27 (3.78%) IT Analyst
10 26 (3.64%) IT Support
11 25 (3.50%) Java Developer
11 25 (3.50%) Junior
11 25 (3.50%) Solutions Consultant
12 23 (3.22%) IT Support Analyst
12 23 (3.22%) Senior Developer
13 22 (3.08%) Systems Analyst
14 21 (2.94%) Service Analyst
14 21 (2.94%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (10.63%) .NET
2 63 (8.81%) HTML
3 59 (8.25%) Web Services
4 58 (8.11%) CSS
5 50 (6.99%) ASP.NET
6 45 (6.29%) REST
7 42 (5.87%) .NET Framework
8 37 (5.17%) AngularJS
9 35 (4.90%) ASP.NET MVC
10 32 (4.48%) XML
11 31 (4.34%) SOAP
12 28 (3.92%) JSON
12 28 (3.92%) Node.js
13 27 (3.78%) RESTful
14 24 (3.36%) Redux
15 23 (3.22%) Ajax
15 23 (3.22%) jQuery
16 22 (3.08%) React Native
17 21 (2.94%) WCF
18 20 (2.80%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 227 (31.75%) Analytical Skills
2 65 (9.09%) Data Centre
3 63 (8.81%) Self-Motivation
4 43 (6.01%) Mobile App
4 43 (6.01%) User Experience
5 42 (5.87%) Management Information System
6 25 (3.50%) Enterprise Software
7 22 (3.08%) EPoS
8 17 (2.38%) Augmented Reality
9 16 (2.24%) Algorithms
10 15 (2.10%) Smartphone
11 9 (1.26%) EFT
12 8 (1.12%) Driving Licence
13 6 (0.84%) Robotics
14 5 (0.70%) Data Protection Act
14 5 (0.70%) e-Learning
14 5 (0.70%) Graphic Design
14 5 (0.70%) Greenfield Project
14 5 (0.70%) Learning Management System
14 5 (0.70%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 67 (9.37%) Windows
2 61 (8.53%) Linux
3 26 (3.64%) Windows Server
4 20 (2.80%) Unix
5 18 (2.52%) Ubuntu
6 14 (1.96%) Android
7 13 (1.82%) Windows 10
8 9 (1.26%) Windows 7
9 6 (0.84%) Apple iOS
10 5 (0.70%) AIX
10 5 (0.70%) Windows Server 2008
11 4 (0.56%) HPUX
11 4 (0.56%) Solaris
11 4 (0.56%) Windows Server 2012
12 3 (0.42%) Debian
12 3 (0.42%) IRIX
12 3 (0.42%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.14%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.14%) SUSE
13 1 (0.14%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 202 (28.25%) Agile Software Development
2 114 (15.94%) ITIL
3 84 (11.75%) Scrum
4 68 (9.51%) SDLC
5 66 (9.23%) Project Management
6 64 (8.95%) Time Management
7 62 (8.67%) Software Engineering
7 62 (8.67%) TDD
8 60 (8.39%) Computer Science
9 57 (7.97%) Test Automation
10 56 (7.83%) Decision-Making
11 51 (7.13%) Change Management
12 50 (6.99%) Business Analysis
12 50 (6.99%) Cybersecurity
13 47 (6.57%) MVC
14 46 (6.43%) DevOps
14 46 (6.43%) Presales
14 46 (6.43%) Product Management
15 43 (6.01%) Business Intelligence
15 43 (6.01%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 191 (26.71%) SQL
2 132 (18.46%) JavaScript
3 91 (12.73%) Java
4 65 (9.09%) C#
5 38 (5.31%) Python
6 25 (3.50%) PowerShell
7 17 (2.38%) Bash Shell
8 15 (2.10%) TypeScript
9 14 (1.96%) C++
10 12 (1.68%) C
10 12 (1.68%) ES6
11 10 (1.40%) ES7
11 10 (1.40%) PL/SQL
12 9 (1.26%) Perl
13 8 (1.12%) Apex Code
13 8 (1.12%) SOQL
13 8 (1.12%) XPath
14 7 (0.98%) T-SQL
14 7 (0.98%) VB.NET
15 5 (0.70%) PHP
Qualifications
1 114 (15.94%) Degree
2 50 (6.99%) Security Cleared
3 48 (6.71%) SC Cleared
4 28 (3.92%) CCNP
4 28 (3.92%) Cisco Certification
5 22 (3.08%) Computer Science Degree
6 21 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
7 19 (2.66%) MCSA
8 18 (2.52%) A+ Certification
9 17 (2.38%) ISTQB
10 10 (1.40%) CCENT
11 9 (1.26%) MCSE
12 8 (1.12%) PMI Certification
13 7 (0.98%) AWS Certification
14 6 (0.84%) DBS Check
14 6 (0.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 6 (0.84%) Master's Degree
15 5 (0.70%) PhD
16 4 (0.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 3 (0.42%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (6.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 48 (6.71%) QA
2 40 (5.59%) SLA
3 28 (3.92%) ISO 9001
4 25 (3.50%) PMO
5 22 (3.08%) ISO 22301
6 14 (1.96%) Data Quality
7 9 (1.26%) Cyber Essentials
7 9 (1.26%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 8 (1.12%) GDPR
9 4 (0.56%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 4 (0.56%) GAMP
9 4 (0.56%) GxP
10 2 (0.28%) HL7
11 1 (0.14%) COBIT
11 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 1 (0.14%) PCI DSS
11 1 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 34 (4.76%) Active Directory
2 24 (3.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (2.66%) Docker
4 16 (2.24%) Hyper-V
5 6 (0.84%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (0.70%) Firmware
7 4 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.42%) oVirt
8 3 (0.42%) RHEV
8 3 (0.42%) vSphere
9 1 (0.14%) Ceph
9 1 (0.14%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.14%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 23 (3.22%) SCCM
2 16 (2.24%) HP ALM
3 12 (1.68%) Nagios
4 11 (1.54%) Kubernetes
4 11 (1.54%) Puppet
5 9 (1.26%) SCVMM
6 8 (1.12%) Cacti
7 6 (0.84%) Terraform
8 5 (0.70%) Cisco Prime
8 5 (0.70%) WSUS
9 3 (0.42%) SCOM
9 3 (0.42%) vCenter Server
10 2 (0.28%) Ansible
10 2 (0.28%) BladeLogic
10 2 (0.28%) HP Quality Center
10 2 (0.28%) SCOrch
10 2 (0.28%) Tivoli
10 2 (0.28%) Xymon
11 1 (0.14%) Backup Exec
11 1 (0.14%) Graphite
Vendors
1 117 (16.36%) Microsoft
2 54 (7.55%) Cisco
2 54 (7.55%) Oracle
3 38 (5.31%) VMware
4 33 (4.62%) SAP
5 31 (4.34%) Sage
5 31 (4.34%) Salesforce.com
6 28 (3.92%) ServiceNow
7 27 (3.78%) Meraki
8 22 (3.08%) Brocade
8 22 (3.08%) Fortinet
8 22 (3.08%) Huawei
8 22 (3.08%) Ruckus Wireless
9 21 (2.94%) HP
10 17 (2.38%) F5
11 12 (1.68%) Fujitsu
12 9 (1.26%) Aruba
12 9 (1.26%) Mitel
13 8 (1.12%) NetApp
14 6 (0.84%) Informatica