Period
to 29 July 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 29 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Problem-Solving
England > East Midlands
6 months to
29 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 13 17 16
Rank change year-on-year +4 -1 +3
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 348 176 426
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the East Midlands 11.31% 10.13% 10.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.33% 10.95% 11.51%
Number of salaries quoted 238 147 306
10th Percentile £25,500 £23,195 £21,000
25th Percentile £32,313 £27,500 £27,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £40,750 £37,500 £38,000
Median % change year-on-year +8.67% -1.32% -5.00%
75th Percentile £52,500 £55,000 £51,875
90th Percentile £60,000 £85,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -

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 2,823 1,607 3,702
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 91.72% 92.52% 91.86%
Number of salaries quoted 2,039 1,330 2,914
10th Percentile £27,740 £27,500 £26,250
25th Percentile £35,000 £33,750 £32,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £44,371 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year +1.42% +4.40% -
75th Percentile £57,500 £57,500 £53,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £70,000 £67,125
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +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 29 July 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 29 July 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
Leicestershire +2 107 £41,250 +17.86% 32
Northamptonshire +9 78 £40,000 +6.67% 18
Nottinghamshire -9 71 £45,000 -10.00% 34
Derbyshire -1 54 £40,000 -7.64% 22
Lincolnshire +2 24 £45,000 +80.00% 10
Problem-Solving
England

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 189 (54.31%) Social Skills
2 143 (41.09%) Agile Software Development
3 110 (31.61%) Microsoft
4 95 (27.30%) Analytical Skills
5 85 (24.43%) SQL
6 84 (24.14%) Azure
7 71 (20.40%) C#
8 67 (19.25%) Active Directory
9 64 (18.39%) Windows
10 62 (17.82%) JavaScript
10 62 (17.82%) SQL Server
11 59 (16.95%) HTML
12 54 (15.52%) .NET
13 48 (13.79%) Retail
14 47 (13.51%) VMware
14 47 (13.51%) Microsoft 365
15 44 (12.64%) CSS
16 42 (12.07%) Microsoft Office
17 41 (11.78%) Scrum
17 41 (11.78%) SC Cleared
17 41 (11.78%) Security Cleared
17 41 (11.78%) DevOps
18 40 (11.49%) Project Management
19 39 (11.21%) Git (software)
19 39 (11.21%) React
20 35 (10.06%) Analytics
20 35 (10.06%) Continuous Integration
20 35 (10.06%) Software Engineering
20 35 (10.06%) Degree
21 34 (9.77%) Citrix

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 9 (2.59%) SharePoint
2 7 (2.01%) CMS
3 6 (1.72%) nginx
4 5 (1.44%) MS Exchange
5 3 (0.86%) IIS
6 2 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (0.57%) SAS
7 1 (0.29%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.29%) CICS
7 1 (0.29%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.29%) WebSphere
Applications
1 42 (12.07%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (4.89%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (2.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (2.30%) Photoshop
5 6 (1.72%) InDesign
6 2 (0.57%) AutoCAD
6 2 (0.57%) Figma
6 2 (0.57%) InVision
6 2 (0.57%) Maya
6 2 (0.57%) Sketch
7 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 8 (2.30%) NetSuite
2 6 (1.72%) Dynamics NAV
2 6 (1.72%) Shopify
3 4 (1.15%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.86%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
4 3 (0.86%) Visualfiles
5 2 (0.57%) Dynamics GP
5 2 (0.57%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.29%) Magento
6 1 (0.29%) Northgate Housing
6 1 (0.29%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 84 (24.14%) Azure
2 47 (13.51%) Microsoft 365
3 25 (7.18%) Serverless
4 23 (6.61%) AWS
4 23 (6.61%) GitHub
5 17 (4.89%) Power Platform
6 16 (4.60%) SaaS
7 11 (3.16%) Dynamics 365
8 8 (2.30%) GCP
9 7 (2.01%) Apple Pay
9 7 (2.01%) Google Pay
10 6 (1.72%) Cloudflare
11 5 (1.44%) Amazon ECS
11 5 (1.44%) AWS Lambda
12 3 (0.86%) Azure Functions
12 3 (0.86%) IaaS
12 3 (0.86%) npm
12 3 (0.86%) Slack
12 3 (0.86%) Trello
12 3 (0.86%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 19 (5.46%) LAN
2 17 (4.89%) WAN
3 14 (4.02%) DNS
3 14 (4.02%) VPN
4 13 (3.74%) DHCP
4 13 (3.74%) Firewall
5 10 (2.87%) Remote Desktop
5 10 (2.87%) WLAN
6 9 (2.59%) Skype
6 9 (2.59%) TCP/IP
7 7 (2.01%) Internet
8 5 (1.44%) SAN
8 5 (1.44%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (0.86%) NAS
10 2 (0.57%) BGP
10 2 (0.57%) BIG-IP
10 2 (0.57%) Cisco ASA
10 2 (0.57%) DAB
10 2 (0.57%) Unified Communications
10 2 (0.57%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (17.82%) SQL Server
2 17 (4.89%) Big Data
3 16 (4.60%) Power BI
4 8 (2.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 7 (2.01%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (2.01%) MySQL
6 6 (1.72%) Azure SQL Database
6 6 (1.72%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (1.72%) SQL Server 2014
6 6 (1.72%) SQL Server 2016
6 6 (1.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (1.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (1.44%) Amazon RDS
7 5 (1.44%) Hadoop
7 5 (1.44%) KNIME
7 5 (1.44%) Pentaho
7 5 (1.44%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (1.44%) Tableau
8 3 (0.86%) DB2
8 3 (0.86%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 39 (11.21%) Git (software)
2 19 (5.46%) Jenkins
3 9 (2.59%) gulp
3 9 (2.59%) webpack
4 8 (2.30%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (1.72%) Cactus
5 6 (1.72%) Octopus Deploy
5 6 (1.72%) TeamCity
5 6 (1.72%) Visual Studio
6 5 (1.44%) JIRA
7 4 (1.15%) Gradle
7 4 (1.15%) Selenium
7 4 (1.15%) Xcode
8 3 (0.86%) git-flow
9 2 (0.57%) Android Studio
9 2 (0.57%) Bugzilla
9 2 (0.57%) Eclipse
9 2 (0.57%) Mercurial
9 2 (0.57%) Sonatype Nexus
9 2 (0.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 189 (54.31%) Social Skills
2 95 (27.30%) Analytical Skills
3 48 (13.79%) Retail
4 31 (8.91%) Law
5 30 (8.62%) Finance
6 29 (8.33%) Organisational Skills
7 28 (8.05%) Public Sector
8 19 (5.46%) Influencing Skills
9 15 (4.31%) Manufacturing
10 14 (4.02%) Inclusion and Diversity
11 11 (3.16%) Marketing
12 10 (2.87%) Games
13 9 (2.59%) Presentation Skills
14 5 (1.44%) Automotive
14 5 (1.44%) Back Office
15 4 (1.15%) Banking
16 3 (0.86%) Legal
16 3 (0.86%) Pharmaceutical
16 3 (0.86%) Telecoms
17 2 (0.57%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 119 (34.20%) Developer
2 45 (12.93%) Analyst
3 33 (9.48%) Support Engineer
4 25 (7.18%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 25 (7.18%) Senior Support Engineer
5 24 (6.90%) 3rd Line Support
5 24 (6.90%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 23 (6.61%) Senior Developer
7 19 (5.46%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 19 (5.46%) Java Developer
8 18 (5.17%) IT Support
8 18 (5.17%) Lead Developer
9 14 (4.02%) .NET Developer
10 13 (3.74%) IT Analyst
10 13 (3.74%) Software Engineer
11 12 (3.45%) .NET Software Engineer
11 12 (3.45%) C# Software Engineer
12 11 (3.16%) Architect
12 11 (3.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 11 (3.16%) React Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (16.95%) HTML
2 54 (15.52%) .NET
3 44 (12.64%) CSS
4 39 (11.21%) React
5 29 (8.33%) HTML5
6 24 (6.90%) ASP.NET
7 23 (6.61%) jQuery
7 23 (6.61%) Spring
8 22 (6.32%) GraphQL
8 22 (6.32%) REST
9 18 (5.17%) Sass
10 17 (4.89%) Hibernate
10 17 (4.89%) JavaBeans
10 17 (4.89%) JSON
10 17 (4.89%) Middleware
10 17 (4.89%) XML
11 12 (3.45%) Express
12 11 (3.16%) Node.js
13 9 (2.59%) ASP.NET MVC
13 9 (2.59%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 25 (7.18%) Self-Motivation
2 17 (4.89%) Management Information System
3 15 (4.31%) User Experience
4 14 (4.02%) Mobile App
5 11 (3.16%) NHS
6 9 (2.59%) Life Science
7 8 (2.30%) Graphic Design
8 7 (2.01%) AS400
9 6 (1.72%) Blog
9 6 (1.72%) CCTV
9 6 (1.72%) Driving Licence
9 6 (1.72%) FMCG
10 5 (1.44%) Security Operations Centre
11 4 (1.15%) Data Centre
11 4 (1.15%) Greenfield Project
11 4 (1.15%) Legacy Systems
11 4 (1.15%) Robotics
12 3 (0.86%) Data Protection Act
12 3 (0.86%) Fat Client
12 3 (0.86%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 64 (18.39%) Windows
2 28 (8.05%) Windows 10
3 27 (7.76%) Windows Server
4 23 (6.61%) Linux
5 16 (4.60%) Windows 7
5 16 (4.60%) Windows 8
6 7 (2.01%) CentOS
7 6 (1.72%) Android
8 5 (1.44%) AIX
8 5 (1.44%) Apple iOS
9 4 (1.15%) Unix
10 3 (0.86%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.57%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.57%) SUSE
11 2 (0.57%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.57%) Windows Server 2019
12 1 (0.29%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 143 (41.09%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (11.78%) DevOps
2 41 (11.78%) Scrum
3 40 (11.49%) Project Management
4 35 (10.06%) Analytics
4 35 (10.06%) Continuous Integration
4 35 (10.06%) Software Engineering
5 29 (8.33%) Coaching
6 28 (8.05%) ITIL
7 27 (7.76%) Line Management
7 27 (7.76%) MVC
7 27 (7.76%) Unit Testing
8 25 (7.18%) Data Analytics
8 25 (7.18%) Stakeholder Management
9 24 (6.90%) Decision-Making
9 24 (6.90%) Incident Management
9 24 (6.90%) Service Delivery
10 23 (6.61%) SDLC
10 23 (6.61%) TDD
11 21 (6.03%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 85 (24.43%) SQL
2 71 (20.40%) C#
3 62 (17.82%) JavaScript
4 24 (6.90%) T-SQL
5 22 (6.32%) Java
6 17 (4.89%) Java 8
7 13 (3.74%) TypeScript
7 13 (3.74%) VB.NET
8 11 (3.16%) PHP
8 11 (3.16%) PowerShell
8 11 (3.16%) Python
9 8 (2.30%) Apex Code
10 6 (1.72%) C
11 3 (0.86%) Apple Swift
11 3 (0.86%) C++
11 3 (0.86%) ES6
11 3 (0.86%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.57%) Embedded C++
12 2 (0.57%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.29%) Natural
Qualifications
1 41 (11.78%) SC Cleared
1 41 (11.78%) Security Cleared
2 35 (10.06%) Degree
3 27 (7.76%) Microsoft Certification
4 21 (6.03%) Citrix Certification
4 21 (6.03%) MCITP
5 7 (2.01%) ISEB
6 6 (1.72%) Computer Science Degree
6 6 (1.72%) PhD
7 5 (1.44%) CCNA
7 5 (1.44%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (1.44%) MCSA
8 3 (0.86%) CBAP
8 3 (0.86%) ISTQB
8 3 (0.86%) Numerate Degree
8 3 (0.86%) SANS
8 3 (0.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (0.57%) MCSE
9 2 (0.57%) Postgraduate
9 2 (0.57%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (7.18%) QA
2 14 (4.02%) SLA
3 13 (3.74%) PCI DSS
4 12 (3.45%) GDPR
5 4 (1.15%) Accessibility
5 4 (1.15%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.86%) NCSC
6 3 (0.86%) NIST
7 2 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.57%) NEBOSH
8 1 (0.29%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 1 (0.29%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.29%) GxP
8 1 (0.29%) IASME
8 1 (0.29%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 67 (19.25%) Active Directory
2 33 (9.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (8.91%) Docker
4 27 (7.76%) Hyper-V
5 26 (7.47%) vSphere
6 23 (6.61%) XenApp
7 22 (6.32%) XenDesktop
8 3 (0.86%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (0.57%) Firmware
9 2 (0.57%) VMware NSX
10 1 (0.29%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 23 (6.61%) Terraform
2 18 (5.17%) SCCM
3 7 (2.01%) Kubernetes
3 7 (2.01%) SCOM
4 3 (0.86%) Ansible
4 3 (0.86%) Istio
4 3 (0.86%) Puppet
4 3 (0.86%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (0.57%) Cisco CME
5 2 (0.57%) Cisco Prime
5 2 (0.57%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (0.57%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.29%) CA Endevor
6 1 (0.29%) Jamf Pro
6 1 (0.29%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 110 (31.61%) Microsoft
2 47 (13.51%) VMware
3 34 (9.77%) Citrix
4 14 (4.02%) Salesforce.com
5 12 (3.45%) Google
6 8 (2.30%) Dell
7 7 (2.01%) JD Edwards
7 7 (2.01%) Klarna
7 7 (2.01%) Oracle
7 7 (2.01%) PayPal
7 7 (2.01%) WorldPay
8 6 (1.72%) Adobe
8 6 (1.72%) Cisco
8 6 (1.72%) IBM
8 6 (1.72%) Telerik
9 5 (1.44%) RapidMiner
9 5 (1.44%) Talend
10 4 (1.15%) Facebook
10 4 (1.15%) Remedy
11 3 (0.86%) Sage