Period
to 29 November 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 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 29 November 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Problem-Solving
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
29 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 24 15 27
Rank change year-on-year -9 +12 -7
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 94 254 295
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Birmingham 8.17% 9.49% 8.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.80% 10.07% 8.94%
Number of salaries quoted 106 223 199
Median annual salary £47,500 £40,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.28% -10.00% +5.88%
10th Percentile £32,500 £25,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £57,500 £61,250 £77,500
West Midlands median annual salary £45,974 £41,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +10.78% -2.35% -

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 Birmingham with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Birmingham
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,068 2,522 3,298
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 92.87% 94.25% 91.99%
Number of salaries quoted 921 2,183 2,342
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +0.53% +5.00%
10th Percentile £33,500 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £75,000 £75,000
West Midlands median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +12.50%

Problem-Solving
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing Problem-Solving as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for Problem-Solving in Birmingham

Problem-Solving
Salary Trend in Birmingham

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Problem-Solving in Birmingham.

Salary trend for Problem-Solving in Birmingham

Problem-Solving
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Salary distribution for jobs citing Problem-Solving in Birmingham over the 6 months to 29 November 2020.

Salary histogram for Problem-Solving in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 29 November 2020, 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for Problem-Solving.

1 30 (31.91%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (27.66%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (24.47%) Retail
4 19 (20.21%) Azure
4 19 (20.21%) Python
4 19 (20.21%) DevOps
4 19 (20.21%) Go
5 18 (19.15%) C++
5 18 (19.15%) Bash Shell
6 17 (18.09%) Perl
6 17 (18.09%) Project Management
6 17 (18.09%) Public Sector
7 16 (17.02%) Finance
7 16 (17.02%) Scrum
8 15 (15.96%) C#
8 15 (15.96%) WAN
8 15 (15.96%) Internet
9 14 (14.89%) Customer-Centricity
10 13 (13.83%) Firewall
10 13 (13.83%) VPN
10 13 (13.83%) Java
10 13 (13.83%) JavaScript
10 13 (13.83%) Network Security
11 12 (12.77%) VLAN
11 12 (12.77%) Windows
11 12 (12.77%) DNS
11 12 (12.77%) Stakeholder Management
11 12 (12.77%) Network Monitoring
12 11 (11.70%) Cybersecurity
12 11 (11.70%) MVC

Problem-Solving
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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 8 (8.51%) Confluence
2 5 (5.32%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.13%) Jupyter
3 2 (2.13%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.13%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (2.13%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.06%) Drupal
4 1 (1.06%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 9 (9.57%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (4.26%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (3.19%) Figma
3 3 (3.19%) InVision
3 3 (3.19%) Sketch
4 2 (2.13%) S-PLUS
5 1 (1.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (1.06%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.06%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.06%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.06%) SAP PSCD
Cloud Services
1 19 (20.21%) Azure
2 9 (9.57%) AWS
3 8 (8.51%) GCP
4 6 (6.38%) Office 365
5 4 (4.26%) Power Platform
6 2 (2.13%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (2.13%) Power Automate
6 2 (2.13%) PowerApps
6 2 (2.13%) SaaS
6 2 (2.13%) Taleo
7 1 (1.06%) PaaS
7 1 (1.06%) Slack
7 1 (1.06%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (1.06%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 15 (15.96%) Internet
1 15 (15.96%) WAN
2 13 (13.83%) Firewall
2 13 (13.83%) Network Security
2 13 (13.83%) VPN
3 12 (12.77%) DNS
3 12 (12.77%) VLAN
4 11 (11.70%) LAN
5 6 (6.38%) VoIP
6 5 (5.32%) Cisco IOS
6 5 (5.32%) Ethernet
6 5 (5.32%) Structured Cabling
7 2 (2.13%) Intranet
7 2 (2.13%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (2.13%) Wireless
8 1 (1.06%) BGP
8 1 (1.06%) DMZ
8 1 (1.06%) Fibre Channel
8 1 (1.06%) MPLS
8 1 (1.06%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.26%) Power BI
2 3 (3.19%) BigQuery
2 3 (3.19%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.06%) Bigtable
3 1 (1.06%) Cloud Spanner
3 1 (1.06%) MySQL
3 1 (1.06%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.06%) PowerPivot
3 1 (1.06%) SAP HANA
3 1 (1.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 10 (10.64%) JIRA
2 8 (8.51%) Visual Studio Team System
3 4 (4.26%) Git (software)
4 3 (3.19%) Selenium
5 1 (1.06%) Appium
5 1 (1.06%) CircleCI
5 1 (1.06%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.06%) GitLab
5 1 (1.06%) JBehave
5 1 (1.06%) JMeter
5 1 (1.06%) JUnit
5 1 (1.06%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (1.06%) PHPUnit
5 1 (1.06%) REST Assured
5 1 (1.06%) SpecFlow
5 1 (1.06%) Subversion
5 1 (1.06%) TestCafe
5 1 (1.06%) WebDriver
General
1 23 (24.47%) Retail
2 17 (18.09%) Public Sector
3 16 (17.02%) Finance
4 3 (3.19%) Marketing
5 2 (2.13%) Social Housing
6 1 (1.06%) French Language
6 1 (1.06%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 15 (15.96%) Developer
2 14 (14.89%) Analyst
2 14 (14.89%) Network Engineer
3 12 (12.77%) IT Engineer
4 9 (9.57%) Business Analyst
5 8 (8.51%) C# Developer
5 8 (8.51%) C++ Developer
5 8 (8.51%) C++/C# Developer
5 8 (8.51%) C++/Java Developer
5 8 (8.51%) Java Developer
6 7 (7.45%) DevOps Engineer
6 7 (7.45%) Digital Transformation
7 6 (6.38%) Agile Business Analyst
7 6 (6.38%) Kubernetes Engineer
7 6 (6.38%) Project Manager
8 5 (5.32%) Digital Analyst
8 5 (5.32%) Digital Business Analyst
8 5 (5.32%) Digital Transformation Business Analyst
8 5 (5.32%) Full Stack Developer
8 5 (5.32%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (11.70%) Node.js
2 10 (10.64%) AngularJS
2 10 (10.64%) React
2 10 (10.64%) Vue.js
3 6 (6.38%) .NET
4 3 (3.19%) .NET Framework
4 3 (3.19%) HTML
5 2 (2.13%) CSS
5 2 (2.13%) Natural Language Processing
5 2 (2.13%) scikit-learn
6 1 (1.06%) .NET Core
6 1 (1.06%) CSS3
6 1 (1.06%) GraphQL
6 1 (1.06%) Laravel
6 1 (1.06%) SAP Fiori
6 1 (1.06%) SAPUI5
6 1 (1.06%) WCF
6 1 (1.06%) Web Dynpro
6 1 (1.06%) XHTML
6 1 (1.06%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 26 (27.66%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (8.51%) Mobile App
3 4 (4.26%) User Experience
4 3 (3.19%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (2.13%) Algorithms
5 2 (2.13%) Cyberthreat
5 2 (2.13%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.13%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (1.06%) Analytical Mindset
6 1 (1.06%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.06%) EPoS
6 1 (1.06%) IPTV
6 1 (1.06%) SCADA
6 1 (1.06%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 12 (12.77%) Windows
2 9 (9.57%) Linux
3 6 (6.38%) Windows Server
4 3 (3.19%) Android
5 2 (2.13%) Solaris
5 2 (2.13%) Unix
5 2 (2.13%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.06%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.06%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.06%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.06%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (31.91%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (20.21%) DevOps
3 17 (18.09%) Project Management
4 16 (17.02%) Scrum
5 14 (14.89%) Customer-Centricity
6 12 (12.77%) Network Monitoring
6 12 (12.77%) Stakeholder Management
7 11 (11.70%) Cybersecurity
7 11 (11.70%) MVC
8 9 (9.57%) Customer Requirements
8 9 (9.57%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
9 8 (8.51%) Acceptance Criteria
9 8 (8.51%) Mentoring
9 8 (8.51%) User Stories
10 7 (7.45%) Microservices
11 6 (6.38%) CRM
11 6 (6.38%) Data Protection
11 6 (6.38%) Economics
11 6 (6.38%) Mobile Application Development
11 6 (6.38%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 19 (20.21%) Go
1 19 (20.21%) Python
2 18 (19.15%) Bash Shell
2 18 (19.15%) C++
3 17 (18.09%) Perl
4 15 (15.96%) C#
5 13 (13.83%) Java
5 13 (13.83%) JavaScript
6 9 (9.57%) SQL
7 2 (2.13%) C
7 2 (2.13%) MATLAB
7 2 (2.13%) PL/SQL
7 2 (2.13%) PowerShell
7 2 (2.13%) R
7 2 (2.13%) VB
8 1 (1.06%) ABAP
8 1 (1.06%) Kotlin
8 1 (1.06%) PHP
8 1 (1.06%) TypeScript
8 1 (1.06%) VBA
Qualifications
1 9 (9.57%) Degree
2 4 (4.26%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (4.26%) CISM
2 4 (4.26%) CISSP
3 3 (3.19%) CCNA
3 3 (3.19%) CCNP
4 2 (2.13%) CISA
4 2 (2.13%) ISTQB
4 2 (2.13%) PhD
5 1 (1.06%) CCIE
5 1 (1.06%) CompTIA Security+
5 1 (1.06%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.06%) Master's Degree
5 1 (1.06%) MCSE
5 1 (1.06%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.06%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.06%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.06%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.32%) GDPR
1 5 (5.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.13%) COBIT
2 2 (2.13%) ISO 22301
3 1 (1.06%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.06%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.06%) QA
3 1 (1.06%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 8 (8.51%) Docker
2 3 (3.19%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.06%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.06%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (1.06%) Varnish
3 1 (1.06%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (1.06%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (8.51%) Kubernetes
2 7 (7.45%) Terraform
3 6 (6.38%) Ansible
4 4 (4.26%) FortiGate
5 1 (1.06%) Cisco CME
5 1 (1.06%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (1.06%) WSUS
Vendors
1 9 (9.57%) Cisco
1 9 (9.57%) Google
2 8 (8.51%) Cadence
2 8 (8.51%) Microsoft
3 7 (7.45%) VMware
4 6 (6.38%) Atlassian
4 6 (6.38%) Palo Alto
5 5 (5.32%) Avaya
5 5 (5.32%) CheckPoint
5 5 (5.32%) Extreme Networks
5 5 (5.32%) Meraki
6 4 (4.26%) Oracle
6 4 (4.26%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (3.19%) Apple
8 2 (2.13%) HP
8 2 (2.13%) Sage
9 1 (1.06%) Adobe
9 1 (1.06%) Juniper
9 1 (1.06%) Motorola
9 1 (1.06%) Nortel