Period
to 22 November 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in 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 22 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Problem-Solving
UK > England
6 months to
22 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 19 19 17
Rank change year-on-year 0 -2 +2
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 12,860 15,366 17,132
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 10.30% 10.13% 10.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.18% 11.03% 11.00%
Number of salaries quoted 9,173 11,103 11,745
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £24,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £75,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

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 England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 115,058 139,361 155,768
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 92.11% 91.92% 92.21%
Number of salaries quoted 91,947 111,887 124,218
England median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.00% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,650 £28,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £80,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +3.09%

Problem-Solving
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Problem-Solving in England

Problem-Solving
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Problem-Solving in England.

Salary trend for Problem-Solving in England

Problem-Solving
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Problem-Solving in England over the 6 months to 22 November 2019.

Salary histogram for Problem-Solving in England

Problem-Solving
Job Locations in 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 England region over the 6 months to 22 November 2019. 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
London +1 5,050 £60,000 - 747
South East +1 2,692 £47,500 +5.56% 514
North of England +3 1,913 £42,500 +6.25% 471
Midlands +5 1,291 £41,000 -3.53% 346
North West +3 1,085 £45,000 +9.76% 270
South West +4 1,037 £40,915 -1.41% 262
West Midlands +5 862 £41,500 -2.35% 205
East of England +3 851 £45,000 +5.88% 264
Yorkshire +7 648 £41,000 +2.50% 127
East Midlands 0 423 £40,000 -5.88% 141
North East +3 180 £40,000 -8.37% 74
Problem-Solving
UK

For the 6 months to 22 November 2019, 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 England region with a requirement for Problem-Solving.

1 4,270 (33.20%) Agile Software Development
2 4,155 (32.31%) Analytical Skills
3 2,908 (22.61%) Microsoft
4 2,850 (22.16%) SQL
5 2,737 (21.28%) Finance
6 2,461 (19.14%) Degree
7 2,209 (17.18%) Windows
8 2,027 (15.76%) C#
9 1,969 (15.31%) JavaScript
10 1,861 (14.47%) Azure
11 1,730 (13.45%) SQL Server
12 1,678 (13.05%) .NET
13 1,656 (12.88%) Java
14 1,581 (12.29%) AWS
15 1,510 (11.74%) Linux
16 1,508 (11.73%) Software Engineering
17 1,467 (11.41%) Python
18 1,325 (10.30%) Computer Science
19 1,293 (10.05%) HTML
20 1,271 (9.88%) DevOps
21 1,260 (9.80%) ITIL
22 1,213 (9.43%) Git (software)
23 1,208 (9.39%) Project Management
24 1,189 (9.25%) Scrum
25 1,168 (9.08%) CSS
26 1,132 (8.80%) Self-Motivation
27 1,071 (8.33%) Active Directory
28 1,045 (8.13%) Analytics
29 910 (7.08%) Office 365
30 898 (6.98%) Decision-Making

Problem-Solving
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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
1 386 (3.00%) Confluence
2 300 (2.33%) SharePoint
3 228 (1.77%) MS Exchange
4 217 (1.69%) IIS
5 159 (1.24%) Apache Spark
6 154 (1.20%) Elasticsearch
7 124 (0.96%) CMS
8 113 (0.88%) Apache
9 85 (0.66%) Tomcat
10 82 (0.64%) Skype for Business
11 75 (0.58%) SAS
12 74 (0.58%) WordPress
13 58 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2013
14 55 (0.43%) nginx
15 53 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2010
16 52 (0.40%) WebSphere
17 46 (0.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 32 (0.25%) WebLogic
19 27 (0.21%) OpenStack
19 27 (0.21%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 871 (6.77%) Microsoft Office
2 565 (4.39%) Microsoft Excel
3 207 (1.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 143 (1.11%) MS Visio
5 92 (0.72%) Microsoft Project
6 89 (0.69%) Sketch
7 69 (0.54%) InVision
7 69 (0.54%) Photoshop
8 44 (0.34%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 37 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
10 34 (0.26%) Adobe Illustrator
11 29 (0.23%) Zeplin
12 17 (0.13%) Acrobat
13 15 (0.12%) Adobe XD
14 14 (0.11%) SPSS
15 11 (0.086%) SOLIDWORKS
16 9 (0.070%) Gliffy
16 9 (0.070%) InDesign
16 9 (0.070%) NUKE
17 8 (0.062%) Figma
Business Applications
1 106 (0.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 53 (0.41%) Payment Gateway
3 51 (0.40%) Oracle ERP
4 50 (0.39%) Magento
5 47 (0.37%) Dynamics AX
6 40 (0.31%) SAP S/4HANA
7 34 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
8 33 (0.26%) NetSuite
9 28 (0.22%) Oracle EBS R12
10 21 (0.16%) Oracle Financials
11 19 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
11 19 (0.15%) Oracle Payables
12 18 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
12 18 (0.14%) Shopify
13 17 (0.13%) Distributed Ledger
14 16 (0.12%) Oracle General Ledger
15 15 (0.12%) SAP Hybris
16 14 (0.11%) Cognos Business Intelligence
16 14 (0.11%) Oracle Receivables
17 13 (0.10%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 1,861 (14.47%) Azure
2 1,581 (12.29%) AWS
3 910 (7.08%) Office 365
4 431 (3.35%) Power Platform
5 427 (3.32%) SaaS
6 270 (2.10%) GCP
7 203 (1.58%) Serverless
8 189 (1.47%) PaaS
9 151 (1.17%) Cloud Computing
9 151 (1.17%) GitHub
10 123 (0.96%) Dynamics 365
11 120 (0.93%) IaaS
12 116 (0.90%) AWS Lambda
13 107 (0.83%) Amazon EC2
14 98 (0.76%) npm
15 88 (0.68%) Azure Active Directory
16 85 (0.66%) Amazon S3
17 64 (0.50%) Google Analytics
18 61 (0.47%) Amazon SQS
19 59 (0.46%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 706 (5.49%) Firewall
2 499 (3.88%) TCP/IP
3 474 (3.69%) DNS
4 384 (2.99%) Internet
5 372 (2.89%) DHCP
6 364 (2.83%) WAN
7 363 (2.82%) LAN
8 283 (2.20%) Network Security
9 269 (2.09%) Wireless
10 265 (2.06%) VPN
11 244 (1.90%) VoIP
12 159 (1.24%) SAN
13 142 (1.10%) BGP
14 138 (1.07%) HTTP
15 136 (1.06%) Wi-Fi
16 133 (1.03%) MPLS
17 126 (0.98%) VLAN
18 124 (0.96%) Skype
19 99 (0.77%) SSL
20 90 (0.70%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,730 (13.45%) SQL Server
2 469 (3.65%) MySQL
3 466 (3.62%) Relational Database
4 427 (3.32%) Big Data
5 411 (3.20%) Power BI
6 387 (3.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 384 (2.99%) Data Warehouse
8 341 (2.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 320 (2.49%) PostgreSQL
10 299 (2.33%) NoSQL
11 253 (1.97%) MongoDB
12 226 (1.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 150 (1.17%) Hadoop
14 132 (1.03%) Azure SQL Database
15 129 (1.00%) Redis
16 125 (0.97%) Oracle Database
17 117 (0.91%) SQL Server 2012
18 106 (0.82%) QlikView
19 101 (0.79%) RDBMS
20 89 (0.69%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 1,213 (9.43%) Git (software)
2 854 (6.64%) JIRA
3 449 (3.49%) Jenkins
4 424 (3.30%) Visual Studio
5 345 (2.68%) Team Foundation Server
6 271 (2.11%) Selenium
7 195 (1.52%) Bitbucket
8 166 (1.29%) TeamCity
9 140 (1.09%) Maven
10 138 (1.07%) Visual Studio Team System
11 125 (0.97%) webpack
12 122 (0.95%) Subversion
13 120 (0.93%) Octopus Deploy
14 104 (0.81%) JUnit
15 99 (0.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 98 (0.76%) Cucumber
17 93 (0.72%) Jasmine
18 90 (0.70%) NUnit
19 78 (0.61%) WebDriver
20 73 (0.57%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 2,737 (21.28%) Finance
2 678 (5.27%) Retail
3 626 (4.87%) Banking
4 619 (4.81%) Marketing
5 458 (3.56%) Telecoms
6 357 (2.78%) Manufacturing
7 317 (2.47%) Public Sector
8 304 (2.36%) Games
9 283 (2.20%) Legal
10 235 (1.83%) Aerospace
11 232 (1.80%) Electronics
12 177 (1.38%) Law
13 162 (1.26%) Front Office
14 134 (1.04%) Automotive
15 117 (0.91%) Advertising
15 117 (0.91%) Pharmaceutical
16 111 (0.86%) Back Office
17 106 (0.82%) Local Government
18 92 (0.72%) Publishing
19 88 (0.68%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 2,992 (23.27%) Developer
2 1,971 (15.33%) Analyst
3 736 (5.72%) Software Engineer
4 614 (4.77%) Consultant
5 594 (4.62%) Architect
6 552 (4.29%) Senior Developer
7 533 (4.14%) C# Developer
8 512 (3.98%) Support Engineer
9 489 (3.80%) .NET Developer
10 462 (3.59%) Support Analyst
11 419 (3.26%) Software Developer
12 403 (3.13%) Business Analyst
13 367 (2.85%) Java Developer
14 359 (2.79%) IT Support
15 330 (2.57%) Applications Support
16 320 (2.49%) Project Manager
17 313 (2.43%) Junior
18 306 (2.38%) Network Engineer
19 274 (2.13%) Administrator
20 272 (2.12%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,678 (13.05%) .NET
2 1,293 (10.05%) HTML
3 1,168 (9.08%) CSS
4 765 (5.95%) AngularJS
5 656 (5.10%) ASP.NET
6 574 (4.46%) React
7 559 (4.35%) Web Services
8 558 (4.34%) REST
9 518 (4.03%) Node.js
10 455 (3.54%) HTML5
11 419 (3.26%) .NET Framework
12 410 (3.19%) XML
13 396 (3.08%) jQuery
14 377 (2.93%) ASP.NET Web API
15 363 (2.82%) RESTful
16 328 (2.55%) Spring
17 325 (2.53%) ASP.NET MVC
18 276 (2.15%) SOAP
19 267 (2.08%) CSS3
20 250 (1.94%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 4,155 (32.31%) Analytical Skills
2 1,132 (8.80%) Self-Motivation
3 744 (5.79%) User Experience
4 648 (5.04%) Management Information System
5 443 (3.44%) Algorithms
6 387 (3.01%) Enterprise Software
7 343 (2.67%) Mobile App
8 333 (2.59%) Data Centre
9 244 (1.90%) Data Structures
10 235 (1.83%) Greenfield Project
11 226 (1.76%) Cloud Native
12 201 (1.56%) Public Cloud
13 183 (1.42%) Driving Licence
14 165 (1.28%) Virtual Team
15 144 (1.12%) Video Conferencing
16 138 (1.07%) Hybrid Cloud
17 134 (1.04%) Linux Command Line
18 116 (0.90%) Analytical Mindset
19 102 (0.79%) Client/Server
20 101 (0.79%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 2,209 (17.18%) Windows
2 1,510 (11.74%) Linux
3 775 (6.03%) Windows Server
4 598 (4.65%) Unix
5 540 (4.20%) Windows 10
6 341 (2.65%) Android
7 305 (2.37%) Windows 7
8 286 (2.22%) Windows Server 2012
9 276 (2.15%) Apple iOS
10 227 (1.77%) Windows Server 2008
11 89 (0.69%) Windows 8
12 86 (0.67%) Windows Server 2003
13 83 (0.65%) Mac OS
14 57 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 56 (0.44%) Mac OS X
16 55 (0.43%) CentOS
17 51 (0.40%) Windows XP
18 50 (0.39%) Ubuntu
19 42 (0.33%) Solaris
20 27 (0.21%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 4,270 (33.20%) Agile Software Development
2 1,508 (11.73%) Software Engineering
3 1,325 (10.30%) Computer Science
4 1,271 (9.88%) DevOps
5 1,260 (9.80%) ITIL
6 1,208 (9.39%) Project Management
7 1,189 (9.25%) Scrum
8 1,045 (8.13%) Analytics
9 898 (6.98%) Decision-Making
10 866 (6.73%) TDD
11 865 (6.73%) Business Intelligence
12 860 (6.69%) Mentoring
13 826 (6.42%) Test Automation
14 809 (6.29%) SDLC
15 767 (5.96%) Stakeholder Management
16 765 (5.95%) Continuous Improvement
17 745 (5.79%) Microservices
18 713 (5.54%) MVC
19 696 (5.41%) Continuous Integration
20 643 (5.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2,850 (22.16%) SQL
2 2,027 (15.76%) C#
3 1,969 (15.31%) JavaScript
4 1,656 (12.88%) Java
5 1,467 (11.41%) Python
6 722 (5.61%) C++
7 666 (5.18%) C
8 565 (4.39%) PowerShell
9 474 (3.69%) T-SQL
10 382 (2.97%) TypeScript
11 372 (2.89%) PHP
12 360 (2.80%) Bash Shell
13 235 (1.83%) Ruby
14 219 (1.70%) VB.NET
15 211 (1.64%) Scala
16 187 (1.45%) R
17 167 (1.30%) Perl
18 161 (1.25%) PL/SQL
19 152 (1.18%) Go
20 130 (1.01%) ES6
Qualifications
1 2,461 (19.14%) Degree
2 513 (3.99%) Security Cleared
3 507 (3.94%) Computer Science Degree
4 357 (2.78%) Microsoft Certification
5 356 (2.77%) Cisco Certification
6 354 (2.75%) SC Cleared
7 253 (1.97%) CCNA
8 194 (1.51%) CCNP
9 191 (1.49%) MCSE
10 180 (1.40%) ISTQB
11 141 (1.10%) ITIL Certification
12 128 (1.00%) CISSP
13 115 (0.89%) MCSA
14 112 (0.87%) DBS Check
15 106 (0.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 93 (0.72%) AWS Certification
17 92 (0.72%) MCP
18 86 (0.67%) ISEB
18 86 (0.67%) PMI Certification
19 81 (0.63%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 705 (5.48%) QA
2 551 (4.28%) SLA
3 246 (1.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 202 (1.57%) Data Quality
5 192 (1.49%) GDPR
6 127 (0.99%) PMO
7 75 (0.58%) NIST
8 69 (0.54%) PCI DSS
9 45 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 32 (0.25%) COBIT
10 32 (0.25%) ISO 9001
11 25 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials
12 22 (0.17%) Actionable Recommendations
13 20 (0.16%) ISO 22301
13 20 (0.16%) WCAG
14 17 (0.13%) HIPAA
14 17 (0.13%) ISAE 3402
15 15 (0.12%) MiFID
16 14 (0.11%) SSAE 16
17 11 (0.086%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 1,071 (8.33%) Active Directory
2 724 (5.63%) Docker
3 558 (4.34%) VMware Infrastructure
4 258 (2.01%) Hyper-V
5 126 (0.98%) vSphere
6 99 (0.77%) Virtual Machines
7 98 (0.76%) XenApp
8 85 (0.66%) VMware ESXi
9 61 (0.47%) Microsoft App-V
10 59 (0.46%) XenDesktop
11 57 (0.44%) Virtual Servers
12 54 (0.42%) Firmware
13 44 (0.34%) Apache Flume
14 35 (0.27%) VirtualBox
14 35 (0.27%) VMware NSX
15 24 (0.19%) vCloud
16 22 (0.17%) Virtual Desktop
17 21 (0.16%) Terminal Services
18 15 (0.12%) VMware Workstation
19 14 (0.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 512 (3.98%) Kubernetes
2 298 (2.32%) Ansible
3 297 (2.31%) Terraform
4 248 (1.93%) SCCM
5 238 (1.85%) Puppet
6 174 (1.35%) Opscode Chef
7 69 (0.54%) WSUS
8 68 (0.53%) Kibana
9 61 (0.47%) Microsoft Intune
10 46 (0.36%) Cisco CUCM
11 43 (0.33%) Nagios
11 43 (0.33%) Oozie
12 38 (0.30%) Grafana
13 34 (0.26%) SCOM
14 30 (0.23%) IBM BigFix
15 28 (0.22%) Consul
15 28 (0.22%) Tivoli
16 27 (0.21%) Packer
17 25 (0.19%) FortiGate
17 25 (0.19%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 2,908 (22.61%) Microsoft
2 821 (6.38%) VMware
3 700 (5.44%) Oracle
4 644 (5.01%) Cisco
5 407 (3.16%) Google
6 357 (2.78%) SAP
7 336 (2.61%) Citrix
8 271 (2.11%) Salesforce.com
9 263 (2.05%) Sage
10 243 (1.89%) Tableau
11 217 (1.69%) ServiceNow
12 170 (1.32%) Juniper
13 169 (1.31%) Adobe
14 156 (1.21%) Splunk
15 154 (1.20%) HP
16 153 (1.19%) IBM
17 145 (1.13%) Atlassian
18 141 (1.10%) Apple
19 109 (0.85%) Dell
20 87 (0.68%) Palo Alto