Period
to 13 April 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 13 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Problem-Solving
England > East of England
6 months to
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 8 12 18
Rank change year-on-year +4 +6 +3
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 475 648 906
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the East of England 13.74% 11.87% 10.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 15.03% 13.08% 12.01%
Number of salaries quoted 285 433 655
10th Percentile £29,143 £26,250 £24,300
25th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £29,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £42,119 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year +12.78% +5.30% -11.11%
75th Percentile £63,250 £56,250 £56,000
90th Percentile £74,000 £68,750 £67,500
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 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 3,161 4,955 7,541
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 91.46% 90.80% 89.60%
Number of salaries quoted 2,020 3,606 5,752
10th Percentile £30,500 £27,750 £27,500
25th Percentile £37,500 £36,250 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £49,750 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +0.50% +4.74% -5.00%
75th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £61,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £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 13 April 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 13 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
Cambridgeshire +5 238 £47,500 +18.75% 39
Hertfordshire +5 117 £50,000 +16.28% 37
Essex -6 51 £37,060 - 22
Bedfordshire +7 34 £52,500 - 16
Norfolk +15 23 £40,000 +5.26% 4
Suffolk +8 13 £34,250 -8.67% 15
Problem-Solving
England

For the 6 months to 13 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 of England region with a requirement for Problem-Solving.

1 145 (30.53%) Analytical Skills
2 128 (26.95%) Degree
3 117 (24.63%) Agile Software Development
4 114 (24.00%) SQL
5 102 (21.47%) Microsoft
6 83 (17.47%) Linux
7 82 (17.26%) Python
8 77 (16.21%) JavaScript
9 73 (15.37%) Computer Science
10 72 (15.16%) Windows
11 70 (14.74%) C#
12 64 (13.47%) ITIL
13 61 (12.84%) Software Engineering
14 59 (12.42%) Finance
15 58 (12.21%) .NET
16 56 (11.79%) CSS
17 54 (11.37%) SQL Server
18 51 (10.74%) C
18 51 (10.74%) Git (software)
19 49 (10.32%) Microsoft 365
20 48 (10.11%) C++
21 47 (9.89%) HTML
21 47 (9.89%) Time Management
21 47 (9.89%) Decision-Making
22 46 (9.68%) Continuous Improvement
22 46 (9.68%) Change Management
23 45 (9.47%) Law
23 45 (9.47%) Microsoft Office
23 45 (9.47%) Mathematics
23 45 (9.47%) DevOps

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 36 (7.58%) SharePoint
2 16 (3.37%) Skype for Business
3 9 (1.89%) SAS
4 8 (1.68%) Confluence
4 8 (1.68%) MS Exchange
5 6 (1.26%) IIS
5 6 (1.26%) Jupyter
6 5 (1.05%) Apache Spark
6 5 (1.05%) WordPress
7 4 (0.84%) Apache
7 4 (0.84%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (0.63%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (0.63%) OpenStack
8 3 (0.63%) SugarCRM
8 3 (0.63%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.42%) Apache Airflow
9 2 (0.42%) IBM Domino
9 2 (0.42%) MQSeries
10 1 (0.21%) CMS
10 1 (0.21%) Tomcat
Applications
1 45 (9.47%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (2.95%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (2.95%) Simulink
3 6 (1.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (1.05%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.42%) Gephi
5 2 (0.42%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (1.47%) Dynamics CRM
1 7 (1.47%) NetSuite
2 2 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.42%) Magento
2 2 (0.42%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.21%) Maximo
3 1 (0.21%) Orchard Housing
3 1 (0.21%) Sage X3
3 1 (0.21%) SAP HCM
3 1 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.21%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 49 (10.32%) Microsoft 365
2 42 (8.84%) AWS
3 37 (7.79%) Azure
4 23 (4.84%) Power Platform
5 22 (4.63%) SaaS
6 16 (3.37%) Serverless
7 14 (2.95%) Cloud Computing
8 13 (2.74%) AWS Lambda
8 13 (2.74%) Dynamics 365
9 12 (2.53%) GitHub
10 10 (2.11%) Amazon EC2
10 10 (2.11%) Amazon S3
10 10 (2.11%) OpenShift
11 8 (1.68%) GCP
11 8 (1.68%) PaaS
12 5 (1.05%) Logic Apps
12 5 (1.05%) OneDrive
12 5 (1.05%) PowerApps
13 4 (0.84%) IaaS
14 3 (0.63%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 19 (4.00%) Firewall
2 17 (3.58%) Skype
2 17 (3.58%) Wireless
3 11 (2.32%) MPLS
3 11 (2.32%) Network Security
4 10 (2.11%) DNS
5 6 (1.26%) LAN
5 6 (1.26%) TCP/IP
5 6 (1.26%) VPN
5 6 (1.26%) WAN
5 6 (1.26%) Wi-Fi
6 5 (1.05%) DHCP
6 5 (1.05%) SAN
7 4 (0.84%) BGP
7 4 (0.84%) VLAN
7 4 (0.84%) VoIP
8 3 (0.63%) OSPF
8 3 (0.63%) RFID
8 3 (0.63%) SSL
9 2 (0.42%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (11.37%) SQL Server
2 18 (3.79%) Power BI
3 15 (3.16%) MongoDB
3 15 (3.16%) Tableau
4 14 (2.95%) PostgreSQL
5 13 (2.74%) Data Warehouse
6 12 (2.53%) Data Mining
6 12 (2.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 11 (2.32%) Big Data
7 11 (2.32%) GIS
7 11 (2.32%) Relational Database
8 10 (2.11%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 9 (1.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 8 (1.68%) MySQL
10 8 (1.68%) NoSQL
10 8 (1.68%) Spotfire
11 5 (1.05%) Crystal Reports
11 5 (1.05%) Tableau Server
12 4 (0.84%) MariaDB
12 4 (0.84%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 51 (10.74%) Git (software)
2 29 (6.11%) JIRA
3 28 (5.89%) Jenkins
4 10 (2.11%) GoCD
4 10 (2.11%) TeamCity
5 9 (1.89%) Gradle
6 8 (1.68%) GCC
6 8 (1.68%) Visual Studio
7 6 (1.26%) GitLab
7 6 (1.26%) Maven
7 6 (1.26%) Selenium
7 6 (1.26%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (1.05%) Bitbucket Server
8 5 (1.05%) Rational DOORS
9 4 (0.84%) Bitbucket
9 4 (0.84%) LabVIEW
9 4 (0.84%) Subversion
10 3 (0.63%) Hudson
10 3 (0.63%) JMeter
10 3 (0.63%) NUnit
General
1 59 (12.42%) Finance
2 45 (9.47%) Law
3 36 (7.58%) Manufacturing
4 28 (5.89%) Electronics
5 23 (4.84%) Marketing
6 17 (3.58%) Public Sector
7 15 (3.16%) Retail
7 15 (3.16%) Telecoms
8 9 (1.89%) Pharmaceutical
9 8 (1.68%) German Language
10 7 (1.47%) Legal
11 6 (1.26%) Back Office
11 6 (1.26%) Games
12 4 (0.84%) Automotive
13 3 (0.63%) Aerospace
14 1 (0.21%) Banking
14 1 (0.21%) Fire and Rescue
14 1 (0.21%) Housing Association
14 1 (0.21%) Publishing
14 1 (0.21%) Social Housing
Job Titles
1 89 (18.74%) Developer
2 55 (11.58%) Analyst
3 31 (6.53%) Software Engineer
4 27 (5.68%) .NET Developer
5 25 (5.26%) Senior Developer
5 25 (5.26%) Support Engineer
5 25 (5.26%) Systems Engineer
6 24 (5.05%) IT Support
7 22 (4.63%) C# Developer
8 20 (4.21%) Software Developer
9 19 (4.00%) Programmer
9 19 (4.00%) Python Engineer
10 18 (3.79%) IT Engineer
11 17 (3.58%) C# .NET Developer
11 17 (3.58%) Consultant
11 17 (3.58%) DevOps Engineer
11 17 (3.58%) IT Support Engineer
12 15 (3.16%) Graduate
12 15 (3.16%) Java Developer
13 14 (2.95%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (12.21%) .NET
2 56 (11.79%) CSS
3 47 (9.89%) HTML
4 42 (8.84%) REST
5 29 (6.11%) ASP.NET
6 25 (5.26%) jQuery
7 21 (4.42%) React
8 20 (4.21%) HTML5
8 20 (4.21%) Node.js
9 18 (3.79%) .NET Framework
9 18 (3.79%) SOAP
10 16 (3.37%) XML
11 14 (2.95%) AngularJS
11 14 (2.95%) Web Services
12 9 (1.89%) ASP.NET Web API
12 9 (1.89%) JSON
12 9 (1.89%) Natural Language Processing
12 9 (1.89%) OpenCV
12 9 (1.89%) WPF
13 8 (1.68%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 145 (30.53%) Analytical Skills
2 42 (8.84%) Management Information System
3 29 (6.11%) User Experience
4 27 (5.68%) Life Science
5 26 (5.47%) Self-Motivation
6 18 (3.79%) Algorithms
7 16 (3.37%) Client/Server
8 15 (3.16%) Greenfield Project
9 14 (2.95%) Embedded Systems
10 12 (2.53%) Data Centre
11 9 (1.89%) Analytical Mindset
11 9 (1.89%) Robotics
12 8 (1.68%) Animation
12 8 (1.68%) BBC
12 8 (1.68%) STB
12 8 (1.68%) Virtual Team
13 7 (1.47%) Driving Licence
13 7 (1.47%) Mobile App
13 7 (1.47%) NHS
14 5 (1.05%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 83 (17.47%) Linux
2 72 (15.16%) Windows
3 23 (4.84%) Windows Server
4 13 (2.74%) Unix
5 9 (1.89%) Windows 10
6 7 (1.47%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (1.26%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (1.26%) Windows Server 2019
8 5 (1.05%) Mac OS
8 5 (1.05%) SUSE
9 4 (0.84%) Ubuntu
9 4 (0.84%) Windows 7
10 3 (0.63%) CentOS
10 3 (0.63%) Windows Server 2016
11 2 (0.42%) Fedora
12 1 (0.21%) Android
12 1 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.21%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (24.63%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (15.37%) Computer Science
3 64 (13.47%) ITIL
4 61 (12.84%) Software Engineering
5 47 (9.89%) Decision-Making
5 47 (9.89%) Time Management
6 46 (9.68%) Change Management
6 46 (9.68%) Continuous Improvement
7 45 (9.47%) DevOps
7 45 (9.47%) Mathematics
8 43 (9.05%) Data Analysis
9 39 (8.21%) Project Management
10 34 (7.16%) Data Science
11 33 (6.95%) Mentoring
11 33 (6.95%) Root Cause Analysis
12 31 (6.53%) Artificial Intelligence
12 31 (6.53%) Collaborative Working
13 30 (6.32%) Validation
14 29 (6.11%) Analytics
14 29 (6.11%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 114 (24.00%) SQL
2 82 (17.26%) Python
3 77 (16.21%) JavaScript
4 70 (14.74%) C#
5 51 (10.74%) C
6 48 (10.11%) C++
7 43 (9.05%) Java
8 35 (7.37%) PowerShell
9 28 (5.89%) T-SQL
10 25 (5.26%) Bash Shell
11 18 (3.79%) MATLAB
12 16 (3.37%) VB.NET
13 15 (3.16%) VBA
14 11 (2.32%) R
15 9 (1.89%) PHP
16 7 (1.47%) VB
17 4 (0.84%) Perl
17 4 (0.84%) Shell Script
18 3 (0.63%) Delphi
18 3 (0.63%) Go
Qualifications
1 128 (26.95%) Degree
2 31 (6.53%) Security Cleared
3 28 (5.89%) Network+ Certification
4 27 (5.68%) CompTIA Security+
5 25 (5.26%) A+ Certification
6 21 (4.42%) Computer Science Degree
7 19 (4.00%) Linux+ Certification
7 19 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
7 19 (4.00%) SC Cleared
8 17 (3.58%) PhD
9 16 (3.37%) Server+ Certification
10 11 (2.32%) MCSE
11 8 (1.68%) Cisco Certification
11 8 (1.68%) MCSA
11 8 (1.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 7 (1.47%) CCNA
12 7 (1.47%) Master's Degree
12 7 (1.47%) Numerate Degree
13 6 (1.26%) SANS
13 6 (1.26%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (5.47%) Data Quality
2 25 (5.26%) SLA
3 18 (3.79%) GDPR
4 15 (3.16%) COBIT
5 12 (2.53%) QA
5 12 (2.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 10 (2.11%) HIPAA
7 5 (1.05%) ISO 26262
7 5 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 4 (0.84%) IEC 61508
8 4 (0.84%) IEC 62304
8 4 (0.84%) MISRA
8 4 (0.84%) MISRA C
8 4 (0.84%) NIST
9 3 (0.63%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.42%) GxP
11 1 (0.21%) CDISC
11 1 (0.21%) PMO
System Software
1 34 (7.16%) Active Directory
2 20 (4.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (2.74%) Docker
4 10 (2.11%) Firmware
5 9 (1.89%) Hyper-V
5 9 (1.89%) vSphere
6 3 (0.63%) Virtual Servers
6 3 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.63%) VMware NSX
7 2 (0.42%) Apache Flume
7 2 (0.42%) Terminal Services
7 2 (0.42%) Xen
8 1 (0.21%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 18 (3.79%) Kubernetes
2 16 (3.37%) Terraform
3 15 (3.16%) Ansible
3 15 (3.16%) IBM BigFix
4 10 (2.11%) Rancher
4 10 (2.11%) Rundeck
5 9 (1.89%) Puppet
6 6 (1.26%) Microsoft Intune
7 5 (1.05%) Kibana
7 5 (1.05%) SCCM
8 4 (0.84%) FlexNet
8 4 (0.84%) HAProxy
8 4 (0.84%) Icinga
9 3 (0.63%) Consul
9 3 (0.63%) Grafana
9 3 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
9 3 (0.63%) Prometheus
10 2 (0.42%) Microsoft Clustering
10 2 (0.42%) SCOrch
10 2 (0.42%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 102 (21.47%) Microsoft
2 27 (5.68%) VMware
3 23 (4.84%) IBM
4 21 (4.42%) ServiceNow
5 20 (4.21%) Salesforce.com
6 17 (3.58%) Oracle
7 14 (2.95%) Veeam
8 13 (2.74%) Google
9 12 (2.53%) Cisco
9 12 (2.53%) Splunk
10 11 (2.32%) JD Edwards
11 8 (1.68%) Avaya
11 8 (1.68%) Citrix
11 8 (1.68%) Sage
11 8 (1.68%) SAP
12 7 (1.47%) Juniper
13 6 (1.26%) HP
13 6 (1.26%) Intel
13 6 (1.26%) Ivanti
13 6 (1.26%) Twitter