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

Problem-Solving
England > East of England
6 months to
29 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 7 12 18
Rank change year-on-year +5 +6 +1
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 652 429 781
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the East of England 13.76% 13.77% 10.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 15.10% 15.23% 11.86%
Number of salaries quoted 335 318 537
10th Percentile £25,000 £26,250 £23,900
25th Percentile £30,000 £32,500 £27,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% -11.11%
75th Percentile £56,250 £53,750 £53,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £70,500
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 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 4,317 2,816 6,585
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 91.11% 90.40% 89.54%
Number of salaries quoted 2,508 2,171 5,062
10th Percentile £28,941 £29,000 £27,500
25th Percentile £36,750 £36,250 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £63,750 £62,500 £61,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £79,000 £73,000
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 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 July 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 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
Cambridgeshire +2 252 £42,500 - 69
Hertfordshire +10 219 £40,000 -6.98% 60
Essex 0 75 £36,030 -3.92% 43
Bedfordshire +14 68 £35,000 -9.93% 17
Norfolk -6 21 £44,500 +17.88% 8
Suffolk -2 17 £32,750 -2.96% 17
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 of England region with a requirement for Problem-Solving.

1 321 (49.23%) Social Skills
2 227 (34.82%) Analytical Skills
3 139 (21.32%) Microsoft
4 138 (21.17%) SQL
5 135 (20.71%) Degree
6 128 (19.63%) Project Management
7 117 (17.94%) Agile Software Development
8 100 (15.34%) Windows
9 87 (13.34%) Finance
10 79 (12.12%) Java
11 73 (11.20%) Software Engineering
12 71 (10.89%) JavaScript
12 71 (10.89%) ITIL
12 71 (10.89%) Linux
13 69 (10.58%) Microsoft 365
14 67 (10.28%) Computer Science
15 66 (10.12%) Decision-Making
16 65 (9.97%) C
16 65 (9.97%) .NET
17 63 (9.66%) C#
18 60 (9.20%) CSS
19 59 (9.05%) Active Directory
20 55 (8.44%) Time Management
21 54 (8.28%) Validation
21 54 (8.28%) Data Analysis
22 53 (8.13%) Mathematics
23 52 (7.98%) Azure
23 52 (7.98%) Collaborative Working
24 50 (7.67%) Microsoft Office
24 50 (7.67%) Python

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 34 (5.21%) SAS
2 28 (4.29%) SharePoint
3 11 (1.69%) MS Exchange
4 10 (1.53%) Skype for Business
5 6 (0.92%) WebLogic
5 6 (0.92%) WordPress
6 5 (0.77%) Apache
6 5 (0.77%) Apache Spark
6 5 (0.77%) Jupyter
7 4 (0.61%) Apache Airflow
7 4 (0.61%) CMS
7 4 (0.61%) IIS
8 3 (0.46%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.31%) Confluence
10 1 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.15%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.15%) Tomcat
Applications
1 50 (7.67%) Microsoft Office
2 40 (6.13%) Microsoft Excel
3 22 (3.37%) Simulink
4 14 (2.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 8 (1.23%) SPSS
6 6 (0.92%) Microsoft Project
7 3 (0.46%) Adobe Illustrator
7 3 (0.46%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.31%) Figma
8 2 (0.31%) Gephi
8 2 (0.31%) InVision
8 2 (0.31%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (0.92%) Dynamics CRM
1 6 (0.92%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.31%) Maximo
3 1 (0.15%) Infor M3
3 1 (0.15%) JDE World
3 1 (0.15%) Magento
3 1 (0.15%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.15%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.15%) Sage X3
3 1 (0.15%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 69 (10.58%) Microsoft 365
2 52 (7.98%) Azure
3 43 (6.60%) AWS
4 29 (4.45%) SaaS
5 22 (3.37%) Power Platform
6 19 (2.91%) GCP
7 9 (1.38%) GitHub
8 7 (1.07%) Azure Active Directory
8 7 (1.07%) Dynamics 365
8 7 (1.07%) Google Analytics
8 7 (1.07%) OneDrive
9 5 (0.77%) PaaS
9 5 (0.77%) Serverless
9 5 (0.77%) Veeva
10 4 (0.61%) AWS Lambda
10 4 (0.61%) Azure Logic Apps
10 4 (0.61%) Google Data Studio
10 4 (0.61%) PowerApps
11 3 (0.46%) Amazon SageMaker
11 3 (0.46%) Snowflake
Communications & Networking
1 30 (4.60%) Firewall
2 19 (2.91%) LAN
3 18 (2.76%) WAN
4 17 (2.61%) Wi-Fi
5 16 (2.45%) Wireless
6 15 (2.30%) MPLS
7 13 (1.99%) DNS
8 12 (1.84%) Network Security
9 11 (1.69%) Skype
10 9 (1.38%) Internet
10 9 (1.38%) TCP/IP
11 7 (1.07%) DHCP
12 6 (0.92%) VoIP
12 6 (0.92%) VPN
13 5 (0.77%) VLAN
14 4 (0.61%) 802.11
14 4 (0.61%) RFID
14 4 (0.61%) SAN
14 4 (0.61%) Software-Defined Networking
15 3 (0.46%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (6.29%) SQL Server
2 31 (4.75%) Big Data
3 20 (3.07%) Spotfire
4 13 (1.99%) Data Warehouse
4 13 (1.99%) Power BI
4 13 (1.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 12 (1.84%) BigQuery
5 12 (1.84%) Data Mining
5 12 (1.84%) Oracle Database
6 11 (1.69%) Crystal Reports
6 11 (1.69%) MongoDB
7 10 (1.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 9 (1.38%) Relational Database
8 9 (1.38%) Tableau
9 7 (1.07%) NoSQL
9 7 (1.07%) PostgreSQL
10 6 (0.92%) Oracle Database 10g
10 6 (0.92%) Oracle Database 11g
10 6 (0.92%) Oracle Database 12c
10 6 (0.92%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 27 (4.14%) Git (software)
2 19 (2.91%) JIRA
3 15 (2.30%) GitLab
4 12 (1.84%) Jenkins
5 7 (1.07%) GCC
6 5 (0.77%) Rational DOORS
6 5 (0.77%) Selenium
7 4 (0.61%) Bitbucket Server
7 4 (0.61%) Gradle
8 3 (0.46%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (0.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (0.31%) Bitbucket
9 2 (0.31%) Cucumber
9 2 (0.31%) git-flow
9 2 (0.31%) Hudson
9 2 (0.31%) Moq
9 2 (0.31%) MSTest
9 2 (0.31%) NUnit
9 2 (0.31%) Octopus Deploy
9 2 (0.31%) xUnit.net
General
1 321 (49.23%) Social Skills
2 227 (34.82%) Analytical Skills
3 87 (13.34%) Finance
4 49 (7.52%) Marketing
5 47 (7.21%) Pharmaceutical
6 41 (6.29%) Law
7 40 (6.13%) Manufacturing
8 30 (4.60%) Electronics
9 29 (4.45%) Organisational Skills
10 28 (4.29%) Automotive
10 28 (4.29%) Games
11 24 (3.68%) Legal
12 23 (3.53%) Presentation Skills
12 23 (3.53%) Retail
13 19 (2.91%) Telecoms
14 15 (2.30%) Inclusion and Diversity
15 12 (1.84%) Public Sector
16 8 (1.23%) German Language
16 8 (1.23%) Influencing Skills
16 8 (1.23%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 103 (15.80%) Developer
2 94 (14.42%) Analyst
3 33 (5.06%) Programmer
3 33 (5.06%) Support Engineer
3 33 (5.06%) Systems Engineer
4 31 (4.75%) IT Support
5 27 (4.14%) Junior
6 26 (3.99%) Support Analyst
7 25 (3.83%) IT Engineer
8 23 (3.53%) Business Analyst
9 22 (3.37%) IT Analyst
10 20 (3.07%) Control Systems Engineer
10 20 (3.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 20 (3.07%) Software Engineer
11 19 (2.91%) Software Developer
12 18 (2.76%) Project Manager
13 16 (2.45%) C# Developer
13 16 (2.45%) Desktop Support
13 16 (2.45%) Technical Analyst
14 15 (2.30%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (9.97%) .NET
2 60 (9.20%) CSS
3 30 (4.60%) HTML
4 23 (3.53%) React
5 21 (3.22%) Node.js
6 19 (2.91%) REST
7 15 (2.30%) Web Services
8 13 (1.99%) ASP.NET
9 12 (1.84%) jQuery
10 11 (1.69%) SOAP
11 10 (1.53%) .NET Framework
12 9 (1.38%) RESTful
13 8 (1.23%) HTML5
13 8 (1.23%) OpenCV
13 8 (1.23%) XML
14 7 (1.07%) AngularJS
15 6 (0.92%) J2EE
15 6 (0.92%) Play Framework
16 5 (0.77%) JSON
16 5 (0.77%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 49 (7.52%) Management Information System
2 44 (6.75%) Self-Motivation
3 38 (5.83%) Life Science
4 33 (5.06%) Algorithms
5 29 (4.45%) User Experience
6 27 (4.14%) Mobile App
7 26 (3.99%) Social Media
8 23 (3.53%) Embedded Systems
9 19 (2.91%) Robotics
10 13 (1.99%) Data Centre
11 12 (1.84%) Driving Licence
12 11 (1.69%) FMCG
13 10 (1.53%) Renewable Energy
14 9 (1.38%) Analytical Mindset
14 9 (1.38%) Biotechnology
14 9 (1.38%) Client/Server
14 9 (1.38%) Virtual Team
15 8 (1.23%) Blog
15 8 (1.23%) Legacy Systems
16 7 (1.07%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 100 (15.34%) Windows
2 71 (10.89%) Linux
3 36 (5.52%) Windows Server
4 20 (3.07%) Windows 10
5 15 (2.30%) Unix
6 11 (1.69%) Mac OS
6 11 (1.69%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (1.23%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (1.07%) CentOS
8 7 (1.07%) Windows Server 2019
9 5 (0.77%) Android
9 5 (0.77%) Windows 7
9 5 (0.77%) Windows Server 2016
10 4 (0.61%) SUSE
11 2 (0.31%) Fedora
12 1 (0.15%) Embedded Linux
12 1 (0.15%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.15%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.15%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 128 (19.63%) Project Management
2 117 (17.94%) Agile Software Development
3 73 (11.20%) Software Engineering
4 71 (10.89%) ITIL
5 67 (10.28%) Computer Science
6 66 (10.12%) Decision-Making
7 55 (8.44%) Time Management
8 54 (8.28%) Data Analysis
8 54 (8.28%) Validation
9 53 (8.13%) Mathematics
10 52 (7.98%) Collaborative Working
11 47 (7.21%) SDLC
12 42 (6.44%) Mentoring
12 42 (6.44%) Service Delivery
13 41 (6.29%) Continuous Improvement
14 39 (5.98%) Project Delivery
15 38 (5.83%) Change Management
16 37 (5.67%) Artificial Intelligence
16 37 (5.67%) Scrum
17 35 (5.37%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 138 (21.17%) SQL
2 79 (12.12%) Java
3 71 (10.89%) JavaScript
4 65 (9.97%) C
5 63 (9.66%) C#
6 50 (7.67%) Python
7 44 (6.75%) C++
8 33 (5.06%) PowerShell
9 27 (4.14%) VBA
10 23 (3.53%) R
11 22 (3.37%) MATLAB
11 22 (3.37%) T-SQL
12 13 (1.99%) Bash Shell
12 13 (1.99%) VB.NET
13 12 (1.84%) PHP
14 10 (1.53%) Shell Script
15 6 (0.92%) Groovy
15 6 (0.92%) Java 8
15 6 (0.92%) PL/SQL
15 6 (0.92%) VB
Qualifications
1 135 (20.71%) Degree
2 28 (4.29%) Computer Science Degree
3 23 (3.53%) Cisco Certification
4 20 (3.07%) PhD
5 19 (2.91%) Microsoft Certification
6 18 (2.76%) CCNA
7 17 (2.61%) A+ Certification
7 17 (2.61%) CompTIA Security+
7 17 (2.61%) Network+ Certification
8 16 (2.45%) Security Cleared
9 13 (1.99%) Linux+ Certification
10 11 (1.69%) Server+ Certification
11 10 (1.53%) ITIL Certification
11 10 (1.53%) SC Cleared
12 8 (1.23%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 8 (1.23%) JNCIA
12 8 (1.23%) JNCIS
12 8 (1.23%) MCSE
12 8 (1.23%) Numerate Degree
13 7 (1.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (5.83%) Data Quality
2 37 (5.67%) SLA
3 27 (4.14%) QA
4 20 (3.07%) GDPR
5 11 (1.69%) Good Clinical Practice
6 10 (1.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 9 (1.38%) COBIT
8 8 (1.23%) GxP
9 5 (0.77%) Cyber Essentials
9 5 (0.77%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 5 (0.77%) HIPAA
9 5 (0.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 4 (0.61%) ISO 9001
10 4 (0.61%) NIST
11 3 (0.46%) GMP
12 2 (0.31%) PMO
13 1 (0.15%) ISO 14001
13 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 15288
System Software
1 59 (9.05%) Active Directory
2 21 (3.22%) Docker
2 21 (3.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (3.07%) Hyper-V
4 8 (1.23%) vSphere
5 7 (1.07%) Firmware
5 7 (1.07%) Virtual Servers
6 3 (0.46%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.31%) Apache Flume
7 2 (0.31%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.15%) Slurm Workload Manager
8 1 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.15%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 23 (3.53%) SCCM
2 13 (1.99%) Microsoft Intune
3 9 (1.38%) IBM BigFix
3 9 (1.38%) Kubernetes
4 8 (1.23%) Grafana
4 8 (1.23%) Prometheus
5 5 (0.77%) Icinga
5 5 (0.77%) Terraform
6 4 (0.61%) FlexNet
6 4 (0.61%) HAProxy
6 4 (0.61%) Puppet
7 3 (0.46%) Ansible
7 3 (0.46%) Computer Incident Response Team
7 3 (0.46%) Kibana
8 2 (0.31%) Microsoft Clustering
8 2 (0.31%) Oozie
8 2 (0.31%) SCOM
8 2 (0.31%) SCOrch
8 2 (0.31%) Single Sign-On
8 2 (0.31%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 139 (21.32%) Microsoft
2 38 (5.83%) Google
2 38 (5.83%) Instagram
3 36 (5.52%) VMware
4 30 (4.60%) Oracle
5 29 (4.45%) SAP
6 26 (3.99%) ServiceNow
7 23 (3.53%) Cisco
8 20 (3.07%) OutSystems
9 19 (2.91%) Facebook
10 18 (2.76%) IBM
11 14 (2.15%) Veeam
12 13 (1.99%) Juniper
13 12 (1.84%) Salesforce.com
14 11 (1.69%) Sage
15 10 (1.53%) Apple
15 10 (1.53%) Citrix
16 9 (1.38%) JD Edwards
17 8 (1.23%) Sophos
18 7 (1.07%) Twitter