Period
to 14 April 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 14 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Problem-Solving
England > East Midlands
6 months to
14 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 16 16 16
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 +3
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 250 310 452
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the East Midlands 9.51% 9.65% 10.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.57% 10.48% 11.67%
Number of salaries quoted 207 264 294
10th Percentile £25,100 £21,250 £23,300
25th Percentile £31,250 £24,000 £28,875
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £37,500 £39,500
Median % change year-on-year +13.33% -5.06% -1.25%
75th Percentile £55,000 £54,063 £48,438
90th Percentile £66,250 £84,625 £60,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +3.38%

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 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 2,365 2,957 3,873
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 89.99% 92.00% 92.94%
Number of salaries quoted 1,898 2,481 2,775
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £26,000
25th Percentile £33,750 £33,000 £32,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.88% +1.19%
75th Percentile £56,250 £57,500 £53,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £72,500 £65,000
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 14 April 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 14 April 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 +1 79 £45,000 +28.57% 23
Nottinghamshire -6 71 £43,250 +8.13% 39
Northamptonshire +20 46 £40,000 - 7
Derbyshire -11 33 £37,000 +18.40% 10
Lincolnshire +5 12 £45,000 +52.54% 5
Problem-Solving
England

For the 6 months to 14 April 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 74 (29.60%) Microsoft
1 74 (29.60%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (26.80%) Analytical Skills
3 61 (24.40%) SQL
4 58 (23.20%) Azure
5 54 (21.60%) SQL Server
6 50 (20.00%) Windows
7 44 (17.60%) Active Directory
8 42 (16.80%) Git (software)
9 41 (16.40%) C#
10 38 (15.20%) .NET
11 36 (14.40%) Linux
12 35 (14.00%) DevOps
13 33 (13.20%) JavaScript
14 32 (12.80%) HTML
15 31 (12.40%) CSS
15 31 (12.40%) VMware
16 27 (10.80%) ITIL
16 27 (10.80%) Windows Server
17 26 (10.40%) MVC
17 26 (10.40%) QA
18 24 (9.60%) Microsoft 365
18 24 (9.60%) Retail
18 24 (9.60%) T-SQL
19 23 (9.20%) Stakeholder Management
20 21 (8.40%) MySQL
20 21 (8.40%) Citrix
20 21 (8.40%) Continuous Improvement
20 21 (8.40%) Degree
21 20 (8.00%) HTML5

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 11 (4.40%) SharePoint
2 10 (4.00%) Apache
3 8 (3.20%) CMS
4 7 (2.80%) WordPress
5 6 (2.40%) IIS
6 4 (1.60%) SAS
7 1 (0.40%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.40%) CICS
7 1 (0.40%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.40%) WebSphere
Applications
1 20 (8.00%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (4.80%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (2.00%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.80%) AutoCAD
4 2 (0.80%) Figma
4 2 (0.80%) InVision
4 2 (0.80%) Sketch
5 1 (0.40%) Maya
5 1 (0.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 9 (3.60%) Dynamics NAV
2 8 (3.20%) Magento
3 7 (2.80%) NetSuite
3 7 (2.80%) OpenCart
4 4 (1.60%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.80%) SAP Hybris
7 1 (0.40%) Dynamics GP
7 1 (0.40%) Northgate Housing
7 1 (0.40%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 58 (23.20%) Azure
2 24 (9.60%) Microsoft 365
3 11 (4.40%) AWS
3 11 (4.40%) Power Platform
4 10 (4.00%) Dynamics 365
5 6 (2.40%) SaaS
6 4 (1.60%) Apple Pay
6 4 (1.60%) Google Pay
6 4 (1.60%) Serverless
7 2 (0.80%) Amazon ECS
7 2 (0.80%) AWS Lambda
7 2 (0.80%) Azure Functions
7 2 (0.80%) IaaS
7 2 (0.80%) Slack
7 2 (0.80%) Trello
8 1 (0.40%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.40%) GCP
8 1 (0.40%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.40%) PaaS
8 1 (0.40%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 19 (7.60%) LAN
1 19 (7.60%) WAN
2 11 (4.40%) Firewall
3 10 (4.00%) Remote Desktop
4 8 (3.20%) SAN
4 8 (3.20%) TCP/IP
5 7 (2.80%) WLAN
6 5 (2.00%) NAS
7 4 (1.60%) DHCP
7 4 (1.60%) SSH
7 4 (1.60%) VPN
8 3 (1.20%) DNS
8 3 (1.20%) Network Security
8 3 (1.20%) PBX
8 3 (1.20%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (0.80%) Wireless
10 1 (0.40%) BGP
10 1 (0.40%) Internet
10 1 (0.40%) MPLS
10 1 (0.40%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (21.60%) SQL Server
2 21 (8.40%) MySQL
3 13 (5.20%) SQL Server 2012
4 11 (4.40%) Power BI
4 11 (4.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 9 (3.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 8 (3.20%) Data Warehouse
6 8 (3.20%) SQL Server 2005
6 8 (3.20%) SQL Server 2008
7 7 (2.80%) Azure SQL Database
7 7 (2.80%) Tableau
8 6 (2.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (2.00%) SQL Server 2014
9 5 (2.00%) SQL Server 2016
10 4 (1.60%) SQL Server 2019
10 4 (1.60%) SQLite
11 3 (1.20%) Hadoop
11 3 (1.20%) MongoDB
11 3 (1.20%) Pentaho
11 3 (1.20%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 42 (16.80%) Git (software)
2 8 (3.20%) Octopus Deploy
2 8 (3.20%) TeamCity
2 8 (3.20%) Xcode
3 7 (2.80%) JIRA
4 6 (2.40%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (2.00%) Visual Studio
6 4 (1.60%) git-flow
6 4 (1.60%) Gradle
7 2 (0.80%) Bugzilla
7 2 (0.80%) Eclipse
7 2 (0.80%) GCC
7 2 (0.80%) Mercurial
8 1 (0.40%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.40%) Katalon Studio
8 1 (0.40%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (0.40%) Postman
8 1 (0.40%) Selenium
8 1 (0.40%) SoapUI
General
1 24 (9.60%) Retail
2 17 (6.80%) Law
3 15 (6.00%) Finance
3 15 (6.00%) Games
4 10 (4.00%) Public Sector
5 9 (3.60%) Manufacturing
6 7 (2.80%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.60%) Automotive
7 4 (1.60%) Marketing
8 3 (1.20%) Back Office
9 2 (0.80%) Advertising
9 2 (0.80%) Legal
10 1 (0.40%) Banking
10 1 (0.40%) Housing Association
Job Titles
1 71 (28.40%) Developer
2 40 (16.00%) Analyst
3 22 (8.80%) Support Engineer
4 19 (7.60%) DevOps Engineer
5 18 (7.20%) Senior Developer
6 17 (6.80%) Senior Support Engineer
7 14 (5.60%) IT Support
7 14 (5.60%) Lead Developer
8 12 (4.80%) IT Engineer
8 12 (4.80%) Senior DevOps
8 12 (4.80%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 11 (4.40%) PHP Developer
10 10 (4.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 9 (3.60%) 3rd Line Support
11 9 (3.60%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 9 (3.60%) Data Analyst
11 9 (3.60%) React Developer
12 8 (3.20%) Administrator
12 8 (3.20%) Business Analyst
12 8 (3.20%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (15.20%) .NET
2 32 (12.80%) HTML
3 31 (12.40%) CSS
4 20 (8.00%) ASP.NET
4 20 (8.00%) HTML5
5 12 (4.80%) CSS3
5 12 (4.80%) Kafka
6 11 (4.40%) React
7 10 (4.00%) Apache Flex
7 10 (4.00%) jQuery
8 8 (3.20%) ASP.NET Web API
8 8 (3.20%) Sass
9 7 (2.80%) XML
10 6 (2.40%) ASP.NET MVC
10 6 (2.40%) JSON
10 6 (2.40%) WinForms
11 5 (2.00%) .NET Core
11 5 (2.00%) CGI
11 5 (2.00%) Spring
12 4 (1.60%) React Native
Miscellaneous
1 67 (26.80%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (6.80%) Self-Motivation
3 15 (6.00%) Mobile App
4 12 (4.80%) User Experience
5 11 (4.40%) Management Information System
6 10 (4.00%) Greenfield Project
6 10 (4.00%) NHS
7 7 (2.80%) AS400
7 7 (2.80%) Data Centre
7 7 (2.80%) Life Science
8 5 (2.00%) Fat Client
8 5 (2.00%) FMCG
8 5 (2.00%) Graphic Design
8 5 (2.00%) SCADA
8 5 (2.00%) Smartphone
8 5 (2.00%) Thin Client
9 4 (1.60%) iPad
9 4 (1.60%) Linux Command Line
10 3 (1.20%) Driving Licence
10 3 (1.20%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 50 (20.00%) Windows
2 36 (14.40%) Linux
3 27 (10.80%) Windows Server
4 12 (4.80%) Windows 10
5 11 (4.40%) AIX
6 8 (3.20%) Android
6 8 (3.20%) Apple iOS
6 8 (3.20%) CentOS
7 4 (1.60%) Mac OS
7 4 (1.60%) Mac OS X
7 4 (1.60%) Unix
8 3 (1.20%) Ubuntu
8 3 (1.20%) Windows 7
8 3 (1.20%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.80%) SUSE
10 1 (0.40%) Solaris
10 1 (0.40%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (29.60%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (14.00%) DevOps
3 27 (10.80%) ITIL
4 26 (10.40%) MVC
5 23 (9.20%) Stakeholder Management
6 21 (8.40%) Continuous Improvement
7 20 (8.00%) Business Intelligence
7 20 (8.00%) Project Management
7 20 (8.00%) SDLC
7 20 (8.00%) Visualisation
8 18 (7.20%) Web Development
9 15 (6.00%) Decision-Making
10 14 (5.60%) Coaching
10 14 (5.60%) Scrum
10 14 (5.60%) Service Delivery
10 14 (5.60%) Software Engineering
11 13 (5.20%) Change Management
11 13 (5.20%) Data Management
11 13 (5.20%) Migration
11 13 (5.20%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 61 (24.40%) SQL
2 41 (16.40%) C#
3 33 (13.20%) JavaScript
4 24 (9.60%) T-SQL
5 13 (5.20%) VB.NET
6 12 (4.80%) PHP
6 12 (4.80%) Python
7 8 (3.20%) Apex Code
7 8 (3.20%) Apple Swift
7 8 (3.20%) Objective-C
8 7 (2.80%) Java
8 7 (2.80%) PowerShell
9 6 (2.40%) C
9 6 (2.40%) TypeScript
10 4 (1.60%) ES6
11 3 (1.20%) C++
12 2 (0.80%) Embedded C++
12 2 (0.80%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.80%) VBA
13 1 (0.40%) Natural
Qualifications
1 21 (8.40%) Degree
2 16 (6.40%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (4.00%) MCITP
4 9 (3.60%) Citrix Certification
5 6 (2.40%) ISEB
6 5 (2.00%) PhD
7 4 (1.60%) MCSE
7 4 (1.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (1.20%) CBAP
8 3 (1.20%) ISTQB
8 3 (1.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (0.80%) HNC
9 2 (0.80%) MCSA
9 2 (0.80%) Numerate Degree
9 2 (0.80%) SANS
10 1 (0.40%) CCNP
10 1 (0.40%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.40%) JNCIA
10 1 (0.40%) MCDBA
10 1 (0.40%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (10.40%) QA
2 12 (4.80%) SLA
3 10 (4.00%) PCI DSS
4 3 (1.20%) Cyber Essentials
4 3 (1.20%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 3 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.80%) CDISC
5 2 (0.80%) NCSC
5 2 (0.80%) NIST
5 2 (0.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.40%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 1 (0.40%) GxP
System Software
1 44 (17.60%) Active Directory
2 16 (6.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (6.00%) Hyper-V
4 13 (5.20%) XenApp
5 11 (4.40%) XenDesktop
6 10 (4.00%) vSphere
7 7 (2.80%) Docker
8 4 (1.60%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (0.80%) Firmware
9 2 (0.80%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (0.80%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.40%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 17 (6.80%) SCCM
2 11 (4.40%) Ansible
3 10 (4.00%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (3.20%) Puppet
5 6 (2.40%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 5 (2.00%) SCOM
7 4 (1.60%) Kubernetes
8 3 (1.20%) Terraform
9 2 (0.80%) HP ALM
10 1 (0.40%) CA Endevor
10 1 (0.40%) IBM BigFix
10 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Intune
10 1 (0.40%) TADDM
10 1 (0.40%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 74 (29.60%) Microsoft
2 31 (12.40%) VMware
3 21 (8.40%) Citrix
4 14 (5.60%) Salesforce.com
5 9 (3.60%) Apple
6 7 (2.80%) IBM
6 7 (2.80%) Oracle
7 6 (2.40%) Google
7 6 (2.40%) JD Edwards
8 5 (2.00%) Cisco
8 5 (2.00%) Dell
8 5 (2.00%) Telerik
9 4 (1.60%) Klarna
9 4 (1.60%) PayPal
9 4 (1.60%) WorldPay
10 3 (1.20%) Facebook
10 3 (1.20%) RapidMiner
10 3 (1.20%) ServiceNow
10 3 (1.20%) Veeam
10 3 (1.20%) YouTube