Period
to 7 July 2020

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 7 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Problem-Solving
UK > England
6 months to
7 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 22 20 17
Rank change year-on-year -2 -3 +1
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 6,709 13,610 16,904
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 9.25% 10.01% 10.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.02% 10.86% 10.98%
Number of salaries quoted 5,183 9,987 12,450
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,125 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.10% -0.79% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £78,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £46,308 £46,500
% change year-on-year +7.97% -0.41% +3.33%

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 66,954 125,307 153,913
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 92.30% 92.17% 92.15%
Number of salaries quoted 54,004 99,466 124,634
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £32,000 £30,000 £29,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £86,250 £82,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +3.09%

Problem-Solving
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Problem-Solving in England

Problem-Solving
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for Problem-Solving in England

Problem-Solving
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Problem-Solving in England over the 6 months to 7 July 2020.

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 7 July 2020. 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 -5 2,715 £62,500 +8.70% 246
South East -2 1,284 £50,000 +11.11% 147
North of England -4 1,046 £41,500 +5.06% 160
Midlands 0 678 £42,500 +6.25% 107
North West -5 554 £41,500 +3.75% 95
South West -2 508 £42,500 +5.81% 77
West Midlands 0 469 £43,000 +7.50% 72
East of England +7 464 £40,000 - 65
Yorkshire +14 389 £42,500 +11.84% 49
East Midlands -1 202 £37,500 -3.85% 35
North East -1 103 £37,500 -2.60% 16
South Coast - 1 - -
Problem-Solving
UK

For the 6 months to 7 July 2020, 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 2,239 (33.37%) Analytical Skills
2 2,207 (32.90%) Agile Software Development
3 1,550 (23.10%) SQL
4 1,435 (21.39%) Finance
5 1,375 (20.49%) Microsoft
6 1,312 (19.56%) Degree
7 1,143 (17.04%) JavaScript
8 1,132 (16.87%) Windows
9 1,068 (15.92%) Azure
10 1,044 (15.56%) Java
11 1,009 (15.04%) C#
12 896 (13.36%) AWS
13 863 (12.86%) .NET
14 838 (12.49%) SQL Server
15 824 (12.28%) Linux
16 817 (12.18%) Python
17 799 (11.91%) Software Engineering
18 762 (11.36%) HTML
19 702 (10.46%) DevOps
20 697 (10.39%) Computer Science
21 654 (9.75%) ITIL
22 631 (9.41%) CSS
23 630 (9.39%) Scrum
24 612 (9.12%) Git (software)
25 607 (9.05%) Office 365
26 601 (8.96%) Project Management
27 585 (8.72%) Active Directory
28 513 (7.65%) Analytics
28 513 (7.65%) Self-Motivation
29 480 (7.15%) Test Automation

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
1 224 (3.34%) SharePoint
2 192 (2.86%) MS Exchange
3 178 (2.65%) Confluence
4 136 (2.03%) CMS
5 115 (1.71%) IIS
6 103 (1.54%) Apache
7 78 (1.16%) Apache Spark
8 67 (1.00%) Skype for Business
9 64 (0.95%) Elasticsearch
10 59 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2010
11 44 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2013
12 35 (0.52%) Tomcat
13 31 (0.46%) Jupyter
14 27 (0.40%) WordPress
15 23 (0.34%) WebSphere
16 21 (0.31%) nginx
17 20 (0.30%) Sitecore CMS
18 16 (0.24%) JBoss
18 16 (0.24%) SAS
19 15 (0.22%) Drupal
Applications
1 409 (6.10%) Microsoft Office
2 324 (4.83%) Microsoft Excel
3 100 (1.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 66 (0.98%) MS Visio
5 61 (0.91%) Sketch
6 51 (0.76%) Photoshop
7 48 (0.72%) Microsoft Project
8 34 (0.51%) Adobe Illustrator
9 33 (0.49%) InVision
10 20 (0.30%) Adobe XD
10 20 (0.30%) Zeplin
11 11 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 10 (0.15%) Figma
13 9 (0.13%) Adobe After Effects
13 9 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
14 8 (0.12%) AutoCAD
14 8 (0.12%) SPSS
15 7 (0.10%) Chatbot
15 7 (0.10%) SketchUp
15 7 (0.10%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 70 (1.04%) Dynamics CRM
2 48 (0.72%) Magento
3 38 (0.57%) SAP S/4HANA
4 36 (0.54%) NetSuite
5 33 (0.49%) Dynamics AX
6 27 (0.40%) Shopify
7 21 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
8 20 (0.30%) assyst
9 18 (0.27%) Oracle EBS R12
10 16 (0.24%) Distributed Ledger
10 16 (0.24%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 15 (0.22%) Adobe Campaign
11 15 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
12 14 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
13 13 (0.19%) SAP ERP
14 12 (0.18%) Oracle ERP
14 12 (0.18%) SAP Hybris
15 11 (0.16%) Oracle General Ledger
15 11 (0.16%) SAP MM
16 10 (0.15%) SAP PSCD
Cloud Services
1 1,068 (15.92%) Azure
2 896 (13.36%) AWS
3 607 (9.05%) Office 365
4 335 (4.99%) SaaS
5 229 (3.41%) Power Platform
6 191 (2.85%) GCP
7 126 (1.88%) PaaS
8 116 (1.73%) Serverless
9 102 (1.52%) Cloud Computing
10 101 (1.51%) IaaS
11 93 (1.39%) Dynamics 365
12 91 (1.36%) GitHub
13 88 (1.31%) Azure Active Directory
14 53 (0.79%) AWS CloudFormation
15 51 (0.76%) Amazon S3
16 48 (0.72%) AWS Lambda
17 45 (0.67%) Amazon EC2
18 37 (0.55%) npm
19 35 (0.52%) Azure Data Factory
20 32 (0.48%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 360 (5.37%) Firewall
2 242 (3.61%) TCP/IP
3 237 (3.53%) WAN
4 233 (3.47%) LAN
5 201 (3.00%) DNS
6 180 (2.68%) Internet
7 162 (2.41%) VPN
8 138 (2.06%) DHCP
9 126 (1.88%) VoIP
9 126 (1.88%) Wireless
10 123 (1.83%) Skype
11 104 (1.55%) SAN
11 104 (1.55%) Wi-Fi
12 86 (1.28%) HTTP
12 86 (1.28%) MPLS
13 79 (1.18%) Network Security
14 72 (1.07%) BGP
15 56 (0.83%) VLAN
16 55 (0.82%) FTP
17 48 (0.72%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 838 (12.49%) SQL Server
2 368 (5.49%) MySQL
3 240 (3.58%) Relational Database
4 216 (3.22%) Data Warehouse
5 209 (3.12%) Power BI
6 189 (2.82%) NoSQL
7 187 (2.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 180 (2.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 173 (2.58%) MongoDB
10 145 (2.16%) Big Data
10 145 (2.16%) PostgreSQL
11 88 (1.31%) Hadoop
12 77 (1.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 73 (1.09%) RDBMS
14 71 (1.06%) Redis
15 65 (0.97%) Azure SQL Database
16 64 (0.95%) Oracle Database
16 64 (0.95%) SQL Server 2012
17 48 (0.72%) SQL Server 2016
18 46 (0.69%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 612 (9.12%) Git (software)
2 446 (6.65%) JIRA
3 257 (3.83%) Jenkins
4 145 (2.16%) Visual Studio
5 134 (2.00%) Selenium
6 100 (1.49%) Team Foundation Server
7 85 (1.27%) Maven
8 82 (1.22%) Bitbucket
8 82 (1.22%) JUnit
9 81 (1.21%) Cucumber
10 77 (1.15%) TeamCity
11 65 (0.97%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 59 (0.88%) Octopus Deploy
13 57 (0.85%) Subversion
14 54 (0.80%) webpack
15 44 (0.66%) Gradle
16 41 (0.61%) Android Studio
16 41 (0.61%) JMeter
17 39 (0.58%) Jasmine
18 34 (0.51%) Protractor
General
1 1,435 (21.39%) Finance
2 350 (5.22%) Marketing
3 345 (5.14%) Retail
4 322 (4.80%) Banking
5 244 (3.64%) Legal
6 175 (2.61%) Manufacturing
7 174 (2.59%) Public Sector
8 149 (2.22%) Telecoms
9 141 (2.10%) Law
10 138 (2.06%) Front Office
11 130 (1.94%) Games
12 93 (1.39%) Back Office
13 76 (1.13%) Aerospace
14 65 (0.97%) Electronics
15 55 (0.82%) Automotive
15 55 (0.82%) Investment Banking
16 50 (0.75%) Local Government
17 47 (0.70%) Military
18 40 (0.60%) Billing
19 34 (0.51%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 1,712 (25.52%) Developer
2 941 (14.03%) Analyst
3 361 (5.38%) Software Engineer
4 360 (5.37%) Senior Developer
5 305 (4.55%) Architect
6 289 (4.31%) Consultant
7 250 (3.73%) .NET Developer
8 233 (3.47%) Support Engineer
9 232 (3.46%) C# Developer
10 225 (3.35%) Project Manager
11 222 (3.31%) Support Analyst
12 219 (3.26%) Software Developer
13 213 (3.17%) Java Developer
14 210 (3.13%) Business Analyst
15 180 (2.68%) IT Support
16 168 (2.50%) Junior
17 153 (2.28%) Applications Support
18 150 (2.24%) Full Stack Developer
19 147 (2.19%) DevOps Engineer
20 139 (2.07%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 863 (12.86%) .NET
2 762 (11.36%) HTML
3 631 (9.41%) CSS
4 432 (6.44%) AngularJS
5 394 (5.87%) Web Services
6 336 (5.01%) REST
7 305 (4.55%) React
8 294 (4.38%) Node.js
9 261 (3.89%) ASP.NET
10 253 (3.77%) RESTful
11 240 (3.58%) jQuery
12 234 (3.49%) HTML5
13 225 (3.35%) .NET Framework
14 213 (3.17%) XML
15 208 (3.10%) .NET Core
16 203 (3.03%) Spring
17 164 (2.44%) ASP.NET Web API
18 159 (2.37%) JSON
19 142 (2.12%) SOAP
20 135 (2.01%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 2,239 (33.37%) Analytical Skills
2 513 (7.65%) Self-Motivation
3 444 (6.62%) User Experience
4 333 (4.96%) Management Information System
5 217 (3.23%) Mobile App
6 186 (2.77%) Data Centre
7 151 (2.25%) Algorithms
8 120 (1.79%) Data Structures
9 111 (1.65%) Driving Licence
9 111 (1.65%) Enterprise Software
10 101 (1.51%) Greenfield Project
11 76 (1.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 72 (1.07%) Virtual Team
13 71 (1.06%) Analytical Mindset
14 65 (0.97%) Cloud Native
15 59 (0.88%) Video Conferencing
16 51 (0.76%) Public Cloud
17 50 (0.75%) Fixed Income
18 48 (0.72%) Enterprise Storage
19 46 (0.69%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 1,132 (16.87%) Windows
2 824 (12.28%) Linux
3 436 (6.50%) Windows Server
4 278 (4.14%) Windows 10
5 233 (3.47%) Unix
6 208 (3.10%) Android
7 176 (2.62%) Apple iOS
8 145 (2.16%) Windows Server 2012
9 135 (2.01%) Windows 7
10 94 (1.40%) Windows Server 2016
11 77 (1.15%) Windows Server 2008
12 49 (0.73%) Mac OS X
13 44 (0.66%) Ubuntu
14 43 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 41 (0.61%) CentOS
15 41 (0.61%) Windows Server 2019
16 33 (0.49%) Windows 8
17 23 (0.34%) Windows XP
18 22 (0.33%) AIX
18 22 (0.33%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,207 (32.90%) Agile Software Development
2 799 (11.91%) Software Engineering
3 702 (10.46%) DevOps
4 697 (10.39%) Computer Science
5 654 (9.75%) ITIL
6 630 (9.39%) Scrum
7 601 (8.96%) Project Management
8 513 (7.65%) Analytics
9 480 (7.15%) Test Automation
10 462 (6.89%) SDLC
11 460 (6.86%) Mentoring
12 410 (6.11%) TDD
13 399 (5.95%) Stakeholder Management
14 393 (5.86%) Decision-Making
15 369 (5.50%) Time Management
16 364 (5.43%) Project Delivery
17 361 (5.38%) Business Intelligence
17 361 (5.38%) Microservices
18 356 (5.31%) Continuous Improvement
19 349 (5.20%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1,550 (23.10%) SQL
2 1,143 (17.04%) JavaScript
3 1,044 (15.56%) Java
4 1,009 (15.04%) C#
5 817 (12.18%) Python
6 365 (5.44%) C++
7 308 (4.59%) C
8 307 (4.58%) PHP
9 301 (4.49%) PowerShell
10 214 (3.19%) TypeScript
11 201 (3.00%) T-SQL
12 170 (2.53%) Bash Shell
13 134 (2.00%) Ruby
14 110 (1.64%) Go
15 106 (1.58%) Java 8
16 102 (1.52%) Scala
17 95 (1.42%) Kotlin
18 88 (1.31%) Shell Script
19 78 (1.16%) VB
20 73 (1.09%) R
Qualifications
1 1,312 (19.56%) Degree
2 341 (5.08%) Computer Science Degree
3 322 (4.80%) Security Cleared
4 249 (3.71%) SC Cleared
5 179 (2.67%) Cisco Certification
6 133 (1.98%) Microsoft Certification
7 113 (1.68%) CCNA
7 113 (1.68%) Master's Degree
8 104 (1.55%) ITIL Certification
9 97 (1.45%) CCNP
10 71 (1.06%) ISTQB
11 69 (1.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 66 (0.98%) MCSE
13 65 (0.97%) ISEB
14 53 (0.79%) PhD
15 47 (0.70%) AWS Certification
16 45 (0.67%) MCSA
17 40 (0.60%) CISSP
17 40 (0.60%) PMI Certification
18 39 (0.58%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 414 (6.17%) QA
2 251 (3.74%) SLA
3 125 (1.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 106 (1.58%) Data Quality
5 81 (1.21%) GDPR
6 44 (0.66%) PCI DSS
7 38 (0.57%) NIST
8 35 (0.52%) COBIT
9 34 (0.51%) PMO
10 30 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 25 (0.37%) BS25999
12 15 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials
12 15 (0.22%) ISO 22301
13 13 (0.19%) GxP
14 11 (0.16%) Def Stans
14 11 (0.16%) ISO 31000
14 11 (0.16%) ISO 9001
14 11 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27005
15 8 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
15 8 (0.12%) NCSC
System Software
1 585 (8.72%) Active Directory
2 431 (6.42%) Docker
3 331 (4.93%) VMware Infrastructure
4 173 (2.58%) Hyper-V
5 88 (1.31%) XenApp
6 69 (1.03%) Firmware
7 62 (0.92%) vSphere
8 59 (0.88%) XenDesktop
9 55 (0.82%) VMware ESXi
10 42 (0.63%) NFS
11 35 (0.52%) BitLocker
12 23 (0.34%) Terminal Server
13 21 (0.31%) VirtualBox
14 20 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
15 19 (0.28%) HDFS
15 19 (0.28%) KVM
16 18 (0.27%) Virtual Desktop
17 14 (0.21%) Virtual Servers
18 10 (0.15%) Citrix Hypervisor
19 9 (0.13%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 283 (4.22%) Kubernetes
2 167 (2.49%) Terraform
3 151 (2.25%) SCCM
4 147 (2.19%) Ansible
5 97 (1.45%) Puppet
6 80 (1.19%) Opscode Chef
7 48 (0.72%) Microsoft Intune
8 39 (0.58%) Kibana
9 36 (0.54%) Backup Exec
10 32 (0.48%) Grafana
11 31 (0.46%) Single Sign-On
12 26 (0.39%) SCOM
13 25 (0.37%) WSUS
14 24 (0.36%) Data Guard
15 23 (0.34%) Nagios
16 20 (0.30%) Oracle RMAN
17 17 (0.25%) Prometheus
18 16 (0.24%) HP ALM
19 14 (0.21%) Cisco CUCM
19 14 (0.21%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 1,375 (20.49%) Microsoft
2 474 (7.07%) VMware
3 356 (5.31%) Oracle
4 327 (4.87%) Cisco
5 189 (2.82%) Google
6 188 (2.80%) Citrix
7 173 (2.58%) SAP
8 159 (2.37%) Salesforce.com
9 153 (2.28%) Tableau
10 108 (1.61%) HP
11 102 (1.52%) IBM
12 96 (1.43%) Atlassian
13 93 (1.39%) Adobe
14 87 (1.30%) Juniper
15 74 (1.10%) Dell
16 69 (1.03%) Sophos
17 68 (1.01%) Apple
18 65 (0.97%) EMC
19 60 (0.89%) Red Hat
20 59 (0.88%) ServiceNow