Period
to 29 November 2021

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

Problem-Solving
England > East of England
6 months to
29 Nov 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 7 17 12
Rank change year-on-year +10 -5 +4
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 855 241 867
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the East of England 15.04% 12.49% 12.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 16.45% 13.94% 14.05%
Number of salaries quoted 377 197 611
10th Percentile £22,000 £31,250 £23,500
25th Percentile £27,500 £35,250 £29,875
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £40,000 £50,000 £42,000
Median % change year-on-year -20.00% +19.05% -1.18%
75th Percentile £60,000 £62,500 £57,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £75,000 £70,000
England median annual salary £53,350 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +1.62% +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 of England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
East of England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 5,197 1,729 6,169
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 91.42% 89.59% 91.42%
Number of salaries quoted 2,715 1,430 4,489
10th Percentile £27,350 £29,488 £27,500
25th Percentile £35,000 £37,500 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £48,711 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year -2.58% - +5.26%
75th Percentile £63,750 £63,750 £61,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £76,875 £75,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% -

Problem-Solving
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

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

Job vacancy trend for Problem-Solving in the East of England

Problem-Solving
Salary Trend in the East of England

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

Salary trend for Problem-Solving in the East of England

Problem-Solving
Salary Histogram in the East of England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Problem-Solving in the East of England over the 6 months to 29 November 2021.

Salary histogram for Problem-Solving in the East of England

Problem-Solving
Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 6 months to 29 November 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
Cambridgeshire +6 321 £55,000 - 75
Hertfordshire +16 299 £35,000 -36.36% 59
Essex +3 103 £35,500 -5.33% 18
Bedfordshire +9 62 £35,000 +16.67% 15
Suffolk +10 48 £40,000 +50.94% 17
Norfolk -9 24 £37,616 -5.96% 9
Problem-Solving
England

For the 6 months to 29 November 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 of England region with a requirement for Problem-Solving.

1 495 (57.89%) Social Skills
2 282 (32.98%) Analytical Skills
3 245 (28.65%) Degree
4 216 (25.26%) Microsoft
5 194 (22.69%) SQL
6 189 (22.11%) Project Management
7 171 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
8 128 (14.97%) Finance
9 122 (14.27%) Decision-Making
10 115 (13.45%) Windows
11 108 (12.63%) Azure
12 102 (11.93%) Pharmaceutical
13 98 (11.46%) Microsoft Excel
14 94 (10.99%) Computer Science
15 90 (10.53%) Management Information System
16 88 (10.29%) JavaScript
16 88 (10.29%) Oracle
17 87 (10.18%) C#
17 87 (10.18%) Active Directory
17 87 (10.18%) Analytics
18 86 (10.06%) DevOps
19 85 (9.94%) Microsoft Office
20 83 (9.71%) Linux
21 82 (9.59%) Python
22 79 (9.24%) Validation
22 79 (9.24%) Mathematics
22 79 (9.24%) Data Analysis
22 79 (9.24%) Time Management
23 76 (8.89%) Microsoft 365
23 76 (8.89%) Java

Problem-Solving
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 55 (6.43%) SAS
2 22 (2.57%) MS Exchange
3 21 (2.46%) SharePoint
4 12 (1.40%) IIS
5 11 (1.29%) WebLogic
6 9 (1.05%) Apache
6 9 (1.05%) OpenStack
7 7 (0.82%) WordPress
8 6 (0.70%) Jupyter
9 5 (0.58%) Elasticsearch
10 4 (0.47%) Apache Spark
10 4 (0.47%) CMS
10 4 (0.47%) WebSphere
11 3 (0.35%) Confluence
11 3 (0.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 2 (0.23%) Skype for Business
13 1 (0.12%) Apache Solr
13 1 (0.12%) Drupal
13 1 (0.12%) Office Communications Server
13 1 (0.12%) Traefik
Applications
1 98 (11.46%) Microsoft Excel
2 85 (9.94%) Microsoft Office
3 36 (4.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 30 (3.51%) Simulink
5 8 (0.94%) SPSS
6 2 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.23%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.23%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.23%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.12%) Adobe XD
7 1 (0.12%) Figma
7 1 (0.12%) InVision
7 1 (0.12%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 6 (0.70%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (0.58%) Maximo
2 5 (0.58%) Oracle ERP
3 4 (0.47%) Academy Housing
4 3 (0.35%) Raiser's Edge
5 2 (0.23%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.23%) Sprinklr
6 1 (0.12%) HFM
6 1 (0.12%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.12%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.12%) Sage 1000
6 1 (0.12%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.12%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 108 (12.63%) Azure
2 76 (8.89%) Microsoft 365
3 67 (7.84%) AWS
4 43 (5.03%) SaaS
5 23 (2.69%) GCP
6 14 (1.64%) GitHub
6 14 (1.64%) Serverless
7 13 (1.52%) Azure Pipelines
7 13 (1.52%) Cloud Computing
8 12 (1.40%) OpenShift
9 10 (1.17%) Google Analytics
10 9 (1.05%) Veeva
11 8 (0.94%) Power Platform
12 7 (0.82%) AWS Lambda
13 6 (0.70%) Amazon EC2
13 6 (0.70%) Amazon S3
14 5 (0.58%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 4 (0.47%) AWS CodeCommit
15 4 (0.47%) OneDrive
15 4 (0.47%) Stripe
Communications & Networking
1 34 (3.98%) Firewall
2 22 (2.57%) WAN
3 20 (2.34%) LAN
4 16 (1.87%) Wi-Fi
5 13 (1.52%) Network Security
5 13 (1.52%) TCP/IP
6 10 (1.17%) DNS
6 10 (1.17%) Wireless
7 8 (0.94%) InfiniBand
7 8 (0.94%) Software-Defined Networking
7 8 (0.94%) VPN
8 7 (0.82%) Skype
9 6 (0.70%) Internet
9 6 (0.70%) IPv4
9 6 (0.70%) IPv6
9 6 (0.70%) MPLS
9 6 (0.70%) SAN
9 6 (0.70%) VoIP
10 4 (0.47%) Broadband
10 4 (0.47%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (6.20%) SQL Server
2 33 (3.86%) PostgreSQL
3 27 (3.16%) Oracle Database
3 27 (3.16%) Spotfire
4 23 (2.69%) MySQL
4 23 (2.69%) Relational Database
5 19 (2.22%) Big Data
6 17 (1.99%) Crystal Reports
7 15 (1.75%) Oracle Database 11g
7 15 (1.75%) Tableau
8 14 (1.64%) RDBMS
9 11 (1.29%) Oracle Database 10g
9 11 (1.29%) Oracle Database 12c
10 9 (1.05%) Data Warehouse
11 8 (0.94%) BigQuery
11 8 (0.94%) Power BI
11 8 (0.94%) Redis
12 7 (0.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 6 (0.70%) Data Mining
13 6 (0.70%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 45 (5.26%) Jenkins
2 35 (4.09%) Git (software)
3 24 (2.81%) GitLab
4 20 (2.34%) JIRA
5 11 (1.29%) Octopus Deploy
5 11 (1.29%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (0.82%) Selenium
7 6 (0.70%) TestRail
8 5 (0.58%) Postman
9 4 (0.47%) Subversion
10 3 (0.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (0.35%) Moq
10 3 (0.35%) TeamCity
10 3 (0.35%) Visual Studio
11 2 (0.23%) Cypress.io
11 2 (0.23%) MSTest
11 2 (0.23%) NUnit
11 2 (0.23%) xUnit.net
12 1 (0.12%) Bitbucket
12 1 (0.12%) JMeter
General
1 495 (57.89%) Social Skills
2 282 (32.98%) Analytical Skills
3 128 (14.97%) Finance
4 102 (11.93%) Pharmaceutical
5 69 (8.07%) Retail
6 51 (5.96%) Organisational Skills
7 47 (5.50%) Games
8 40 (4.68%) Manufacturing
9 39 (4.56%) Law
9 39 (4.56%) Presentation Skills
10 38 (4.44%) Marketing
11 34 (3.98%) Legal
12 29 (3.39%) Electronics
13 24 (2.81%) Influencing Skills
13 24 (2.81%) Telecoms
14 21 (2.46%) Inclusion and Diversity
15 13 (1.52%) Public Sector
16 12 (1.40%) Automotive
17 9 (1.05%) German Language
17 9 (1.05%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 163 (19.06%) Analyst
2 138 (16.14%) Developer
3 41 (4.80%) Junior
3 41 (4.80%) Programmer
4 37 (4.33%) Support Engineer
5 33 (3.86%) Systems Engineer
6 32 (3.74%) Project Manager
7 31 (3.63%) Support Analyst
8 29 (3.39%) Senior Manager
9 26 (3.04%) IT Manager
10 25 (2.92%) Analytics Manager
10 25 (2.92%) Supply Chain Manager
11 23 (2.69%) Control Systems Engineer
12 22 (2.57%) Systems Analyst
13 21 (2.46%) Hardware Engineer
13 21 (2.46%) IT Analyst
14 20 (2.34%) Build Engineer
14 20 (2.34%) Deployment Engineer
14 20 (2.34%) Windows Deployment Engineer
14 20 (2.34%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (8.19%) .NET
2 55 (6.43%) CSS
3 38 (4.44%) HTML
4 35 (4.09%) Web Services
5 30 (3.51%) React
6 22 (2.57%) XML
7 21 (2.46%) REST
8 17 (1.99%) jQuery
8 17 (1.99%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 16 (1.87%) .NET Core
9 16 (1.87%) .NET Framework
9 16 (1.87%) AngularJS
9 16 (1.87%) JSON
10 15 (1.75%) Entity Framework
11 14 (1.64%) RESTful
12 13 (1.52%) Node.js
12 13 (1.52%) Spring
12 13 (1.52%) Spring Boot
13 12 (1.40%) Java EE
14 9 (1.05%) Flask
Miscellaneous
1 90 (10.53%) Management Information System
2 70 (8.19%) Algorithms
3 57 (6.67%) Self-Motivation
4 46 (5.38%) Social Media
5 33 (3.86%) User Experience
6 32 (3.74%) Life Science
7 25 (2.92%) Data Centre
8 22 (2.57%) Mobile App
9 20 (2.34%) Embedded Systems
10 18 (2.11%) Virtual Team
11 15 (1.75%) Public Cloud
12 13 (1.52%) NHS
13 12 (1.40%) Driving Licence
14 10 (1.17%) Private Cloud
14 10 (1.17%) Tandem
15 9 (1.05%) Biotechnology
15 9 (1.05%) Cloud Native
15 9 (1.05%) Housing Association
15 9 (1.05%) Robotics
16 8 (0.94%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 115 (13.45%) Windows
2 83 (9.71%) Linux
3 49 (5.73%) Windows Server
4 33 (3.86%) Mac OS
5 28 (3.27%) Windows 10
6 25 (2.92%) Unix
7 18 (2.11%) Windows Server 2012
8 16 (1.87%) Windows Server 2019
9 13 (1.52%) Windows Server 2016
10 10 (1.17%) Android
10 10 (1.17%) CentOS
11 6 (0.70%) Fedora
12 5 (0.58%) Mac OS X
12 5 (0.58%) Windows 7
12 5 (0.58%) Windows 8
13 3 (0.35%) Apple iOS
13 3 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
14 2 (0.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.23%) Robot Operating System
14 2 (0.23%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 189 (22.11%) Project Management
2 171 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 122 (14.27%) Decision-Making
4 94 (10.99%) Computer Science
5 87 (10.18%) Analytics
6 86 (10.06%) DevOps
7 79 (9.24%) Data Analysis
7 79 (9.24%) Mathematics
7 79 (9.24%) Time Management
7 79 (9.24%) Validation
8 72 (8.42%) SDLC
9 70 (8.19%) ITIL
10 67 (7.84%) Data Management
10 67 (7.84%) Software Engineering
11 64 (7.49%) Mentoring
12 60 (7.02%) Scrum
13 54 (6.32%) Change Management
13 54 (6.32%) Collaborative Working
13 54 (6.32%) Data Science
14 46 (5.38%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 194 (22.69%) SQL
2 88 (10.29%) JavaScript
3 87 (10.18%) C#
4 82 (9.59%) Python
5 76 (8.89%) Java
6 70 (8.19%) C
7 53 (6.20%) PowerShell
8 44 (5.15%) VBA
9 43 (5.03%) C++
10 30 (3.51%) MATLAB
11 29 (3.39%) R
12 26 (3.04%) Shell Script
13 16 (1.87%) T-SQL
14 15 (1.75%) PHP
15 14 (1.64%) Bash Shell
16 13 (1.52%) Groovy
17 12 (1.40%) Perl
18 11 (1.29%) PL/SQL
19 8 (0.94%) VB
20 7 (0.82%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 245 (28.65%) Degree
2 39 (4.56%) Microsoft Certification
3 30 (3.51%) Computer Science Degree
4 28 (3.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 27 (3.16%) Security Cleared
6 19 (2.22%) SC Cleared
7 16 (1.87%) PhD
8 13 (1.52%) Master's Degree
9 9 (1.05%) Cisco Certification
10 7 (0.82%) ITIL Certification
10 7 (0.82%) MCSA
11 6 (0.70%) CCNP
12 4 (0.47%) HNC
12 4 (0.47%) Numerate Degree
13 3 (0.35%) DV Cleared
13 3 (0.35%) JNCIA
13 3 (0.35%) JNCIP
13 3 (0.35%) JNCIS
13 3 (0.35%) MBA
14 2 (0.23%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (6.43%) Data Quality
2 44 (5.15%) QA
3 35 (4.09%) SLA
4 21 (2.46%) Good Clinical Practice
5 11 (1.29%) GxP
6 9 (1.05%) GMP
6 9 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 7 (0.82%) GDPR
8 6 (0.70%) PMO
9 5 (0.58%) HIPAA
10 4 (0.47%) CDISC
10 4 (0.47%) Cyber Essentials
10 4 (0.47%) ISO 14001
11 3 (0.35%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 3 (0.35%) NEBOSH
12 2 (0.23%) Actionable Recommendations
12 2 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 1 (0.12%) GAMP
13 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 15288
System Software
1 87 (10.18%) Active Directory
2 22 (2.57%) Docker
3 17 (1.99%) Hyper-V
4 13 (1.52%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (0.94%) Slurm Workload Manager
5 8 (0.94%) Virtual Servers
6 7 (0.82%) vSphere
7 6 (0.70%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.12%) Shibboleth
8 1 (0.12%) VMware NSX
8 1 (0.12%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 39 (4.56%) SCCM
2 24 (2.81%) Microsoft Intune
3 20 (2.34%) Ansible
4 15 (1.75%) Kubernetes
5 12 (1.40%) Terraform
6 10 (1.17%) Puppet
7 7 (0.82%) BMC PATROL
7 7 (0.82%) HAProxy
8 6 (0.70%) Icinga
9 5 (0.58%) Consul
9 5 (0.58%) Packer
9 5 (0.58%) SolarWinds Orion
9 5 (0.58%) vCenter Server
10 4 (0.47%) Grafana
11 3 (0.35%) Prometheus
12 2 (0.23%) Opscode Chef
13 1 (0.12%) Cobbler
13 1 (0.12%) Computer Incident Response Team
13 1 (0.12%) Galera Cluster
13 1 (0.12%) WSUS
Vendors
1 216 (25.26%) Microsoft
2 88 (10.29%) Oracle
3 43 (5.03%) Google
4 34 (3.98%) Facebook
5 28 (3.27%) ServiceNow
6 26 (3.04%) Cisco
7 22 (2.57%) VMware
8 20 (2.34%) OutSystems
9 16 (1.87%) Red Hat
10 14 (1.64%) SAP
10 14 (1.64%) YouTube
11 9 (1.05%) Citrix
12 8 (0.94%) Instagram
12 8 (0.94%) Twitter
13 7 (0.82%) Apple
14 6 (0.70%) IBM
14 6 (0.70%) JD Edwards
14 6 (0.70%) Juniper
14 6 (0.70%) Reuters
14 6 (0.70%) Veeam