Period
to 23 January 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 23 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Problem-Solving
England > East of England
6 months to
23 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 13 11 16
Rank change year-on-year -2 +5 +4
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 318 752 1,127
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the East of England 13.03% 12.27% 11.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 14.49% 13.44% 13.20%
Number of salaries quoted 287 526 890
Median annual salary £52,500 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +23.53% - -
10th Percentile £31,250 £24,777 £23,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £70,625 £71,250
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £49,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% +2.04% +8.89%

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 2,195 5,596 8,537
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 89.96% 91.32% 90.55%
Number of salaries quoted 1,605 3,984 6,441
Median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £29,750 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £76,000 £76,775 £72,500
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 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 23 January 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 23 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
Cambridgeshire +2 157 £55,000 +29.41% 56
Hertfordshire +2 66 £52,500 +10.53% 42
Essex -7 60 £37,060 +5.88% 16
Bedfordshire 0 16 £30,000 -45.45% 5
Norfolk +14 11 £40,000 +3.81% 10
Suffolk +12 9 £26,000 -48.00% 3
Problem-Solving
England

For the 6 months to 23 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 of England region with a requirement for Problem-Solving.

1 91 (28.62%) Agile Software Development
2 83 (26.10%) Degree
3 82 (25.79%) JavaScript
4 81 (25.47%) SQL
5 77 (24.21%) Python
6 75 (23.58%) Analytical Skills
7 67 (21.07%) C#
8 65 (20.44%) Microsoft
9 64 (20.13%) Git (software)
10 57 (17.92%) CSS
10 57 (17.92%) Linux
11 53 (16.67%) HTML
12 51 (16.04%) .NET
13 49 (15.41%) SQL Server
14 47 (14.78%) Computer Science
15 45 (14.15%) Windows
16 44 (13.84%) Software Engineering
17 42 (13.21%) Decision-Making
18 40 (12.58%) AWS
19 36 (11.32%) DevOps
19 36 (11.32%) Continuous Improvement
20 34 (10.69%) Self-Motivation
21 33 (10.38%) Azure
22 32 (10.06%) jQuery
23 31 (9.75%) Logistics
23 31 (9.75%) ASP.NET
23 31 (9.75%) Java
23 31 (9.75%) Jenkins
24 30 (9.43%) Mathematics
24 30 (9.43%) Security Cleared

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 15 (4.72%) SharePoint
2 10 (3.14%) Confluence
2 10 (3.14%) IIS
3 7 (2.20%) CMS
3 7 (2.20%) WordPress
4 6 (1.89%) Skype for Business
5 5 (1.57%) Apache
5 5 (1.57%) MS Exchange
5 5 (1.57%) OpenStack
6 4 (1.26%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (0.94%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (0.94%) IBM Domino
7 3 (0.94%) MQSeries
7 3 (0.94%) SugarCRM
7 3 (0.94%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.31%) Jupyter
8 1 (0.31%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.31%) SAS
Applications
1 25 (7.86%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (2.20%) Simulink
3 6 (1.89%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.94%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (0.94%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.63%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 7 (2.20%) NetSuite
2 6 (1.89%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.94%) Magento
3 3 (0.94%) Payment Gateway
4 2 (0.63%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.63%) Oracle Cash Management
4 2 (0.63%) Teamcenter
5 1 (0.31%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.31%) Sage X3
5 1 (0.31%) SAP HCM
5 1 (0.31%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 40 (12.58%) AWS
2 33 (10.38%) Azure
3 16 (5.03%) Office 365
4 15 (4.72%) Cloud Computing
5 13 (4.09%) Serverless
6 12 (3.77%) Dynamics 365
6 12 (3.77%) SaaS
7 10 (3.14%) Amazon EC2
7 10 (3.14%) Amazon S3
7 10 (3.14%) AWS Lambda
7 10 (3.14%) OpenShift
8 7 (2.20%) npm
8 7 (2.20%) Power Platform
9 6 (1.89%) GCP
10 4 (1.26%) GitHub
11 3 (0.94%) AWS CodeCommit
11 3 (0.94%) Azure Functions
11 3 (0.94%) IaaS
11 3 (0.94%) ServiceMax
11 3 (0.94%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 25 (7.86%) Firewall
2 17 (5.35%) LAN
2 17 (5.35%) WAN
3 13 (4.09%) VoIP
4 11 (3.46%) Cisco ASA
4 11 (3.46%) Wi-Fi
5 10 (3.14%) Junos
6 8 (2.52%) MPLS
6 8 (2.52%) Network Security
7 6 (1.89%) Skype
7 6 (1.89%) Wireless
8 5 (1.57%) IPv4
8 5 (1.57%) IPv6
8 5 (1.57%) VPN
9 4 (1.26%) BGP
9 4 (1.26%) DNS
10 3 (0.94%) DWDM
10 3 (0.94%) OSPF
10 3 (0.94%) SAN
11 2 (0.63%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (15.41%) SQL Server
2 23 (7.23%) Relational Database
3 22 (6.92%) PostgreSQL
4 21 (6.60%) MySQL
5 11 (3.46%) GIS
6 10 (3.14%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 8 (2.52%) Data Warehouse
7 8 (2.52%) MongoDB
7 8 (2.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 6 (1.89%) Power BI
8 6 (1.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 5 (1.57%) MariaDB
9 5 (1.57%) NoSQL
9 5 (1.57%) Tableau
10 4 (1.26%) Big Data
10 4 (1.26%) SQLite
10 4 (1.26%) Tableau Server
11 3 (0.94%) DB2
11 3 (0.94%) DbVisualizer
11 3 (0.94%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 64 (20.13%) Git (software)
2 31 (9.75%) Jenkins
3 24 (7.55%) JIRA
4 12 (3.77%) Selenium
5 11 (3.46%) Team Foundation Server
5 11 (3.46%) TeamCity
6 10 (3.14%) GoCD
7 8 (2.52%) Visual Studio
8 7 (2.20%) Oracle Forms
8 7 (2.20%) webpack
9 6 (1.89%) NUnit
9 6 (1.89%) Subversion
10 5 (1.57%) Gradle
10 5 (1.57%) LabVIEW
10 5 (1.57%) WebDriver
11 4 (1.26%) Maven
11 4 (1.26%) Visual Studio Team System
12 3 (0.94%) Hudson
12 3 (0.94%) Postman
12 3 (0.94%) Rational DOORS
General
1 26 (8.18%) Finance
2 20 (6.29%) Law
3 15 (4.72%) Manufacturing
4 14 (4.40%) Public Sector
5 10 (3.14%) Retail
6 9 (2.83%) Telecoms
7 8 (2.52%) Electronics
8 7 (2.20%) German Language
9 6 (1.89%) Marketing
10 5 (1.57%) Publishing
11 4 (1.26%) Back Office
11 4 (1.26%) Games
12 3 (0.94%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.63%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.63%) Legal
13 2 (0.63%) Military
14 1 (0.31%) Automotive
14 1 (0.31%) Banking
14 1 (0.31%) Fire and Rescue
14 1 (0.31%) iGaming
Job Titles
1 93 (29.25%) Developer
2 41 (12.89%) Analyst
3 29 (9.12%) Software Developer
3 29 (9.12%) Software Engineer
4 27 (8.49%) .NET Developer
5 21 (6.60%) C# .NET Developer
5 21 (6.60%) C# Developer
5 21 (6.60%) Python Engineer
6 15 (4.72%) DevOps Engineer
7 14 (4.40%) Graduate
7 14 (4.40%) Network Engineer
7 14 (4.40%) Senior Developer
8 13 (4.09%) Java Developer
8 13 (4.09%) Linux Engineer
8 13 (4.09%) Service Analyst
8 13 (4.09%) SQL Developer
9 12 (3.77%) Senior DevOps
9 12 (3.77%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 12 (3.77%) Senior Network Engineer
10 11 (3.46%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (17.92%) CSS
2 53 (16.67%) HTML
3 51 (16.04%) .NET
4 32 (10.06%) jQuery
5 31 (9.75%) ASP.NET
6 28 (8.81%) AngularJS
7 24 (7.55%) Web Services
8 23 (7.23%) REST
9 22 (6.92%) ASP.NET Web API
10 20 (6.29%) HTML5
11 19 (5.97%) Node.js
12 17 (5.35%) React
13 16 (5.03%) .NET Framework
14 15 (4.72%) XML
15 13 (4.09%) LESS
16 10 (3.14%) Laravel
17 9 (2.83%) Ajax
17 9 (2.83%) JSON
17 9 (2.83%) RESTful
17 9 (2.83%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 75 (23.58%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (10.69%) Self-Motivation
3 26 (8.18%) Management Information System
4 25 (7.86%) Greenfield Project
5 24 (7.55%) User Experience
6 11 (3.46%) NHS
7 8 (2.52%) Algorithms
7 8 (2.52%) Cybercrime
7 8 (2.52%) Data Centre
8 7 (2.20%) Animation
8 7 (2.20%) BBC
8 7 (2.20%) STB
9 6 (1.89%) Client/Server
9 6 (1.89%) Life Science
9 6 (1.89%) Mobile App
9 6 (1.89%) Virtual Team
10 5 (1.57%) Private Cloud
11 4 (1.26%) Driving Licence
11 4 (1.26%) Embedded Systems
11 4 (1.26%) Fibre Optics
Operating Systems
1 57 (17.92%) Linux
2 45 (14.15%) Windows
3 16 (5.03%) Windows Server
4 6 (1.89%) CentOS
4 6 (1.89%) Fedora
5 5 (1.57%) Mac OS
5 5 (1.57%) Unix
5 5 (1.57%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.63%) Android
6 2 (0.63%) Ubuntu
6 2 (0.63%) Windows 10
6 2 (0.63%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.63%) Windows Server 2019
7 1 (0.31%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.31%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (28.62%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (14.78%) Computer Science
3 44 (13.84%) Software Engineering
4 42 (13.21%) Decision-Making
5 36 (11.32%) Continuous Improvement
5 36 (11.32%) DevOps
6 31 (9.75%) Logistics
7 30 (9.43%) Mathematics
8 29 (9.12%) MVC
8 29 (9.12%) Project Management
9 27 (8.49%) ITIL
10 26 (8.18%) Machine Learning
11 25 (7.86%) Mentoring
12 23 (7.23%) Artificial Intelligence
13 22 (6.92%) Creative Problem-Solving
13 22 (6.92%) Microservices
14 21 (6.60%) Customer Requirements
14 21 (6.60%) OO
14 21 (6.60%) Scrum
14 21 (6.60%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 82 (25.79%) JavaScript
2 81 (25.47%) SQL
3 77 (24.21%) Python
4 67 (21.07%) C#
5 31 (9.75%) Java
6 28 (8.81%) C++
7 24 (7.55%) C
8 22 (6.92%) PowerShell
9 19 (5.97%) PHP
9 19 (5.97%) T-SQL
10 18 (5.66%) Bash Shell
11 12 (3.77%) TypeScript
12 11 (3.46%) MATLAB
12 11 (3.46%) VB.NET
13 8 (2.52%) Shell Script
13 8 (2.52%) VBA
14 5 (1.57%) Go
15 3 (0.94%) Groovy
15 3 (0.94%) VB
16 2 (0.63%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 83 (26.10%) Degree
2 30 (9.43%) Security Cleared
3 20 (6.29%) SC Cleared
4 14 (4.40%) Computer Science Degree
5 13 (4.09%) Cisco Certification
6 12 (3.77%) CCNP
7 10 (3.14%) JNCIA
7 10 (3.14%) Microsoft Certification
8 9 (2.83%) CCDP
8 9 (2.83%) PhD
9 8 (2.52%) JNCIS
10 7 (2.20%) MCSA
11 6 (1.89%) ISTQB
12 5 (1.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 3 (0.94%) ISEB
13 3 (0.94%) MCITP
13 3 (0.94%) Network+ Certification
14 2 (0.63%) A+ Certification
14 2 (0.63%) CCNA
14 2 (0.63%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (5.03%) Data Quality
2 10 (3.14%) GDPR
2 10 (3.14%) HIPAA
2 10 (3.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 9 (2.83%) QA
4 8 (2.52%) SLA
5 6 (1.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (1.57%) COBIT
7 3 (0.94%) ISO 26262
7 3 (0.94%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.63%) IEC 61508
8 2 (0.63%) IEC 62304
8 2 (0.63%) MISRA
8 2 (0.63%) MISRA C
9 1 (0.31%) CDISC
9 1 (0.31%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.31%) Def Stans
9 1 (0.31%) PMO
System Software
1 25 (7.86%) Docker
2 17 (5.35%) Active Directory
3 11 (3.46%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (3.14%) VMware Server
5 3 (0.94%) Firmware
5 3 (0.94%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.63%) VMware NSX
6 2 (0.63%) vSphere
6 2 (0.63%) Xen
7 1 (0.31%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 24 (7.55%) Kubernetes
2 16 (5.03%) Terraform
3 14 (4.40%) Ansible
4 10 (3.14%) Rancher
4 10 (3.14%) Rundeck
5 8 (2.52%) Puppet
6 6 (1.89%) HAProxy
7 5 (1.57%) IBM BigFix
7 5 (1.57%) Icinga
8 3 (0.94%) Consul
8 3 (0.94%) Kibana
9 2 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (0.63%) Salt
9 2 (0.63%) WSUS
10 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Intune
10 1 (0.31%) Nexpose
10 1 (0.31%) QRadar
10 1 (0.31%) SolarWinds Orion
10 1 (0.31%) vRealize
Vendors
1 65 (20.44%) Microsoft
2 23 (7.23%) VMware
3 20 (6.29%) Cisco
3 20 (6.29%) Oracle
4 15 (4.72%) Juniper
5 11 (3.46%) Avaya
5 11 (3.46%) IBM
6 10 (3.14%) Splunk
7 9 (2.83%) Salesforce.com
8 8 (2.52%) JD Edwards
9 5 (1.57%) Atlassian
9 5 (1.57%) Sage
9 5 (1.57%) ServiceNow
10 4 (1.26%) Dell
10 4 (1.26%) Perforce
11 3 (0.94%) SAP
11 3 (0.94%) Sophos
11 3 (0.94%) Veeam
11 3 (0.94%) Xamarin
11 3 (0.94%) Xerox