Period
to 21 January 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 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 21 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Problem-Solving
England > East Midlands
6 months to
21 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 22 16 17
Rank change year-on-year -6 +1 0
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 156 379 475
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the East Midlands 7.72% 10.22% 11.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.70% 11.07% 12.03%
Number of salaries quoted 140 330 331
Median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% +11.84%
10th Percentile £24,225 £21,250 £26,750
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £53,500 £50,000 £49,500
% change year-on-year +7.00% +1.01% +10.00%

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 the East Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
East Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,794 3,425 3,947
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 88.77% 92.32% 93.44%
Number of salaries quoted 1,477 2,941 2,906
Median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £28,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £68,607 £73,750 £68,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%

Problem-Solving
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Problem-Solving in the East Midlands

Problem-Solving
Salary Trend in the East Midlands

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Problem-Solving in the East Midlands.

Salary trend for Problem-Solving in the East Midlands

Problem-Solving
Salary Histogram in the East Midlands

Salary distribution for jobs citing Problem-Solving in the East Midlands over the 6 months to 21 January 2021.

Salary histogram for Problem-Solving in the East Midlands

Problem-Solving
Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Problem-Solving within the East Midlands region over the 6 months to 21 January 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
Nottinghamshire -8 64 £50,000 +25.00% 26
Leicestershire -8 46 £39,500 -7.06% 17
Northamptonshire +13 28 £40,750 -1.81% 7
Derbyshire -10 12 £35,000 +16.67% 12
Lincolnshire +10 2 - - 2
Problem-Solving
England

For the 6 months to 21 January 2021, 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for Problem-Solving.

1 45 (28.85%) Analytical Skills
2 41 (26.28%) Microsoft
3 38 (24.36%) SQL
3 38 (24.36%) Agile Software Development
4 37 (23.72%) Azure
5 33 (21.15%) Windows
6 32 (20.51%) SQL Server
7 28 (17.95%) Git (software)
8 26 (16.67%) DevOps
8 26 (16.67%) C#
9 25 (16.03%) ITIL
10 24 (15.38%) Continuous Improvement
11 21 (13.46%) .NET
12 20 (12.82%) Active Directory
13 19 (12.18%) HTML
13 19 (12.18%) Linux
14 18 (11.54%) QA
15 17 (10.90%) CSS
16 16 (10.26%) MySQL
16 16 (10.26%) Oracle
16 16 (10.26%) SLA
17 15 (9.62%) Software Engineering
17 15 (9.62%) Coaching
17 15 (9.62%) Windows Server
18 14 (8.97%) Power BI
18 14 (8.97%) Analytics
18 14 (8.97%) AWS
18 14 (8.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 14 (8.97%) Stakeholder Management
18 14 (8.97%) T-SQL

Problem-Solving
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands 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 10 (6.41%) Apache
1 10 (6.41%) WordPress
2 7 (4.49%) CMS
3 4 (2.56%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.28%) IIS
4 2 (1.28%) SAS
Applications
1 9 (5.77%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (3.21%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.28%) AutoCAD
3 2 (1.28%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 7 (4.49%) Magento
1 7 (4.49%) OpenCart
2 4 (2.56%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (1.92%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (1.28%) NetSuite
4 2 (1.28%) SAP Hybris
5 1 (0.64%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.64%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.64%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 37 (23.72%) Azure
2 14 (8.97%) AWS
2 14 (8.97%) Power Platform
3 13 (8.33%) Office 365
4 7 (4.49%) SaaS
5 5 (3.21%) Dynamics 365
6 3 (1.92%) Boomi
6 3 (1.92%) G Suite
6 3 (1.92%) GCP
6 3 (1.92%) iPaaS
7 2 (1.28%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (1.28%) PaaS
8 1 (0.64%) Cloudflare
8 1 (0.64%) IaaS
8 1 (0.64%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.49%) LAN
1 7 (4.49%) WAN
2 6 (3.85%) SAN
2 6 (3.85%) TCP/IP
3 5 (3.21%) Firewall
4 4 (2.56%) Network Security
4 4 (2.56%) VPN
5 3 (1.92%) NAS
5 3 (1.92%) PBX
6 2 (1.28%) DHCP
6 2 (1.28%) DNS
6 2 (1.28%) Remote Desktop
6 2 (1.28%) SSH
6 2 (1.28%) VoIP
6 2 (1.28%) Wireless
7 1 (0.64%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (0.64%) DKIM
7 1 (0.64%) DMARC
7 1 (0.64%) Reverse Proxy
7 1 (0.64%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (20.51%) SQL Server
2 16 (10.26%) MySQL
3 14 (8.97%) Power BI
3 14 (8.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 13 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
5 11 (7.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 7 (4.49%) Relational Database
6 7 (4.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 5 (3.21%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (2.56%) Oracle Reports
8 4 (2.56%) SQL Server 2005
8 4 (2.56%) SQLite
9 3 (1.92%) SQL Server 2014
9 3 (1.92%) SQL Server 2016
10 2 (1.28%) Qlik Sense
10 2 (1.28%) Tableau
11 1 (0.64%) Data Lake
11 1 (0.64%) KNIME
11 1 (0.64%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 28 (17.95%) Git (software)
2 8 (5.13%) Oracle Forms
2 8 (5.13%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (3.21%) Octopus Deploy
3 5 (3.21%) TeamCity
4 4 (2.56%) git-flow
4 4 (2.56%) Xcode
5 3 (1.92%) JIRA
6 2 (1.28%) Selenium
6 2 (1.28%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.64%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.64%) Postman
7 1 (0.64%) SoapUI
General
1 10 (6.41%) Games
2 9 (5.77%) Retail
3 5 (3.21%) Finance
3 5 (3.21%) Manufacturing
4 4 (2.56%) Law
4 4 (2.56%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.28%) Automotive
5 2 (1.28%) Marketing
5 2 (1.28%) Public Sector
6 1 (0.64%) Back Office
6 1 (0.64%) Electronics
6 1 (0.64%) Legal
6 1 (0.64%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 36 (23.08%) Developer
2 28 (17.95%) Analyst
3 15 (9.62%) DevOps Engineer
4 12 (7.69%) Senior DevOps
4 12 (7.69%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 11 (7.05%) PHP Developer
5 11 (7.05%) Software Developer
6 9 (5.77%) Business Analyst
6 9 (5.77%) IT Manager
6 9 (5.77%) Service Manager
7 8 (5.13%) Administrator
7 8 (5.13%) IT Support
8 7 (4.49%) Applications Support
8 7 (4.49%) Delivery Manager
8 7 (4.49%) Service Delivery Manager
8 7 (4.49%) Support Analyst
9 6 (3.85%) Lead Developer
9 6 (3.85%) Lead PHP Developer
9 6 (3.85%) Support Engineer
9 6 (3.85%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (13.46%) .NET
2 19 (12.18%) HTML
3 17 (10.90%) CSS
4 12 (7.69%) HTML5
5 10 (6.41%) Apache Flex
5 10 (6.41%) ASP.NET Web API
5 10 (6.41%) Kafka
5 10 (6.41%) WinForms
6 9 (5.77%) ASP.NET
6 9 (5.77%) CSS3
7 7 (4.49%) WCF
7 7 (4.49%) WPF
8 5 (3.21%) CGI
9 4 (2.56%) RESTful
9 4 (2.56%) RxSwift
9 4 (2.56%) UIKit
10 3 (1.92%) jQuery
10 3 (1.92%) Laravel
10 3 (1.92%) React
11 2 (1.28%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 45 (28.85%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (6.41%) Greenfield Project
3 9 (5.77%) Self-Motivation
4 7 (4.49%) User Experience
5 4 (2.56%) iPad
5 4 (2.56%) Mobile App
5 4 (2.56%) Smartphone
6 3 (1.92%) EPoS
6 3 (1.92%) Fat Client
6 3 (1.92%) FMCG
6 3 (1.92%) SCADA
6 3 (1.92%) Thin Client
7 2 (1.28%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.28%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (1.28%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.64%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (0.64%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.64%) Enterprise Cloud
8 1 (0.64%) Internet of Things
8 1 (0.64%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 33 (21.15%) Windows
2 19 (12.18%) Linux
3 15 (9.62%) Windows Server
4 7 (4.49%) AIX
5 6 (3.85%) Android
5 6 (3.85%) Apple iOS
6 5 (3.21%) Windows 10
7 4 (2.56%) CentOS
7 4 (2.56%) Mac OS
8 3 (1.92%) Mac OS X
8 3 (1.92%) Solaris
8 3 (1.92%) Unix
8 3 (1.92%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (1.28%) Windows 7
9 2 (1.28%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.64%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (24.36%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (16.67%) DevOps
3 25 (16.03%) ITIL
4 24 (15.38%) Continuous Improvement
5 15 (9.62%) Coaching
5 15 (9.62%) Software Engineering
6 14 (8.97%) Analytics
6 14 (8.97%) Stakeholder Management
7 13 (8.33%) Change Management
7 13 (8.33%) Scrum
7 13 (8.33%) Visualisation
7 13 (8.33%) Web Development
8 12 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
8 12 (7.69%) Infrastructure as Code
9 10 (6.41%) Decision-Making
9 10 (6.41%) MVC
10 9 (5.77%) CRM
10 9 (5.77%) Service Delivery
10 9 (5.77%) Test Automation
11 8 (5.13%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 38 (24.36%) SQL
2 26 (16.67%) C#
3 14 (8.97%) T-SQL
4 13 (8.33%) JavaScript
5 11 (7.05%) PHP
6 8 (5.13%) PL/SQL
7 6 (3.85%) Java
8 4 (2.56%) Apple Swift
8 4 (2.56%) C
8 4 (2.56%) Objective-C
8 4 (2.56%) Python
9 3 (1.92%) Google Apps Script
9 3 (1.92%) VB.NET
10 2 (1.28%) C++
10 2 (1.28%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.64%) VBA
Qualifications
1 10 (6.41%) Degree
2 5 (3.21%) ITIL Certification
3 4 (2.56%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (1.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (1.28%) CCNP
5 2 (1.28%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.28%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (1.28%) HNC
5 2 (1.28%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.28%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.64%) CISSP
6 1 (0.64%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.64%) JNCIA
6 1 (0.64%) MCITP
6 1 (0.64%) MCP
6 1 (0.64%) MCSE
6 1 (0.64%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (0.64%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (11.54%) QA
2 16 (10.26%) SLA
3 4 (2.56%) GDPR
4 3 (1.92%) Cyber Essentials
4 3 (1.92%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 3 (1.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (1.28%) CDISC
5 2 (1.28%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 20 (12.82%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.56%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.92%) Docker
5 2 (1.28%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (1.28%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (1.28%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.64%) vCloud
6 1 (0.64%) vSphere
6 1 (0.64%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (7.05%) Ansible
2 10 (6.41%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (2.56%) Puppet
4 3 (1.92%) Kubernetes
4 3 (1.92%) SCCM
5 2 (1.28%) HP ALM
5 2 (1.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.64%) Istio
6 1 (0.64%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.64%) Terraform
Vendors
1 41 (26.28%) Microsoft
2 16 (10.26%) Oracle
3 13 (8.33%) Apple
3 13 (8.33%) Salesforce.com
4 10 (6.41%) VMware
5 9 (5.77%) Cisco
6 5 (3.21%) Google
7 4 (2.56%) SAP
8 3 (1.92%) Dell
8 3 (1.92%) IBM
8 3 (1.92%) Red Hat
8 3 (1.92%) Veeam
9 2 (1.28%) HP
9 2 (1.28%) hybris
9 2 (1.28%) JD Edwards
9 2 (1.28%) JDA
9 2 (1.28%) RedPrairie
9 2 (1.28%) Telerik
9 2 (1.28%) Xamarin
10 1 (0.64%) Mitel