Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Problem-Solving
UK > England
6 months to
21 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 19 20 18
Rank change year-on-year +1 -2 +1
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 11,729 13,868 15,772
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 10.05% 9.89% 9.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.92% 10.73% 10.62%
Number of salaries quoted 8,388 10,083 11,461
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £82,543 £80,000 £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 107,418 129,199 148,452
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 92.01% 92.16% 92.21%
Number of salaries quoted 85,702 103,012 120,591
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £30,750 £30,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £88,750 £85,000 £80,001
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%

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 21 January 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 21 January 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 +2 4,686 £60,000 - 704
South East +1 2,423 £45,500 +1.11% 491
North of England +1 1,766 £42,500 +6.25% 559
Midlands +2 1,097 £41,500 -2.35% 342
South West +5 987 £41,500 -2.35% 235
North West +2 952 £42,500 - 320
East of England +5 751 £45,000 +5.88% 212
West Midlands +3 717 £41,500 -2.35% 181
Yorkshire +9 612 £42,500 +6.25% 167
East Midlands +1 379 £40,000 -5.88% 159
North East +4 202 £40,000 -5.88% 72
Problem-Solving
UK

For the 6 months to 21 January 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 3,955 (33.72%) Agile Software Development
2 3,758 (32.04%) Analytical Skills
3 2,627 (22.40%) SQL
4 2,585 (22.04%) Microsoft
5 2,471 (21.07%) Finance
6 2,268 (19.34%) Degree
7 2,109 (17.98%) Windows
8 1,905 (16.24%) JavaScript
9 1,875 (15.99%) C#
10 1,815 (15.47%) Azure
11 1,606 (13.69%) .NET
12 1,599 (13.63%) Java
13 1,521 (12.97%) AWS
14 1,514 (12.91%) SQL Server
15 1,403 (11.96%) Software Engineering
16 1,346 (11.48%) Linux
17 1,340 (11.42%) Python
18 1,244 (10.61%) Computer Science
19 1,200 (10.23%) HTML
20 1,123 (9.57%) Project Management
21 1,094 (9.33%) DevOps
22 1,092 (9.31%) CSS
23 1,090 (9.29%) Git (software)
24 1,088 (9.28%) Scrum
25 1,057 (9.01%) Active Directory
26 1,052 (8.97%) ITIL
27 972 (8.29%) Self-Motivation
28 963 (8.21%) Office 365
29 955 (8.14%) Analytics
30 871 (7.43%) Mentoring

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
1 379 (3.23%) Confluence
2 308 (2.63%) SharePoint
3 208 (1.77%) MS Exchange
4 196 (1.67%) IIS
5 154 (1.31%) CMS
6 121 (1.03%) Apache
7 118 (1.01%) Apache Spark
8 117 (1.00%) Elasticsearch
9 88 (0.75%) Skype for Business
10 74 (0.63%) SAS
11 72 (0.61%) Tomcat
12 66 (0.56%) WordPress
13 61 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2010
14 53 (0.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 47 (0.40%) WebLogic
16 45 (0.38%) nginx
16 45 (0.38%) WebSphere
17 40 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2013
18 31 (0.26%) Oracle Service Bus
19 25 (0.21%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 816 (6.96%) Microsoft Office
2 520 (4.43%) Microsoft Excel
3 191 (1.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 109 (0.93%) MS Visio
5 94 (0.80%) Sketch
6 76 (0.65%) Microsoft Project
7 73 (0.62%) InVision
8 61 (0.52%) Photoshop
9 44 (0.38%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 43 (0.37%) Zeplin
11 39 (0.33%) Adobe Illustrator
12 30 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
13 23 (0.20%) Adobe XD
14 14 (0.12%) Acrobat
15 12 (0.10%) InDesign
15 12 (0.10%) SOLIDWORKS
16 9 (0.077%) Chatbot
16 9 (0.077%) Gliffy
17 8 (0.068%) OrCAD
18 7 (0.060%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 127 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 62 (0.53%) Magento
3 61 (0.52%) Payment Gateway
4 45 (0.38%) Oracle EBS
5 41 (0.35%) Oracle ERP
6 38 (0.32%) SAP S/4HANA
7 34 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
8 28 (0.24%) NetSuite
8 28 (0.24%) Oracle EBS R12
9 24 (0.20%) Distributed Ledger
9 24 (0.20%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 22 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
10 22 (0.19%) Shopify
11 20 (0.17%) Oracle Financials
11 20 (0.17%) Oracle Payables
12 19 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
12 19 (0.16%) Oracle Receivables
13 18 (0.15%) assyst
14 17 (0.14%) Cognos Business Intelligence
14 17 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1,815 (15.47%) Azure
2 1,521 (12.97%) AWS
3 963 (8.21%) Office 365
4 426 (3.63%) SaaS
5 399 (3.40%) Power Platform
6 232 (1.98%) GCP
7 202 (1.72%) Serverless
8 161 (1.37%) Cloud Computing
9 149 (1.27%) PaaS
10 128 (1.09%) GitHub
11 122 (1.04%) Dynamics 365
12 115 (0.98%) Amazon EC2
13 113 (0.96%) AWS Lambda
14 107 (0.91%) IaaS
15 93 (0.79%) Amazon S3
16 91 (0.78%) npm
17 89 (0.76%) Azure Active Directory
18 53 (0.45%) Amazon SQS
19 51 (0.43%) Azure Data Factory
19 51 (0.43%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 611 (5.21%) Firewall
2 481 (4.10%) TCP/IP
3 466 (3.97%) DNS
4 364 (3.10%) Internet
5 360 (3.07%) LAN
6 349 (2.98%) WAN
7 335 (2.86%) DHCP
8 251 (2.14%) Wireless
9 241 (2.05%) VPN
10 239 (2.04%) Network Security
11 198 (1.69%) VoIP
12 145 (1.24%) VLAN
13 139 (1.19%) Wi-Fi
14 138 (1.18%) Skype
15 126 (1.07%) HTTP
16 125 (1.07%) BGP
17 117 (1.00%) SAN
18 115 (0.98%) MPLS
19 79 (0.67%) SSL
20 73 (0.62%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,514 (12.91%) SQL Server
2 489 (4.17%) MySQL
3 403 (3.44%) Relational Database
4 384 (3.27%) Big Data
5 371 (3.16%) Power BI
6 362 (3.09%) Data Warehouse
7 343 (2.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 309 (2.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 307 (2.62%) PostgreSQL
10 267 (2.28%) NoSQL
11 250 (2.13%) MongoDB
12 175 (1.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 140 (1.19%) Hadoop
14 131 (1.12%) Azure SQL Database
15 124 (1.06%) Redis
16 118 (1.01%) Oracle Database
17 117 (1.00%) QlikView
18 108 (0.92%) SQL Server 2012
19 87 (0.74%) RDBMS
20 78 (0.67%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1,090 (9.29%) Git (software)
2 777 (6.62%) JIRA
3 438 (3.73%) Jenkins
4 386 (3.29%) Visual Studio
5 300 (2.56%) Team Foundation Server
6 259 (2.21%) Selenium
7 174 (1.48%) Bitbucket
8 149 (1.27%) TeamCity
9 148 (1.26%) Visual Studio Team System
10 132 (1.13%) Maven
11 129 (1.10%) Octopus Deploy
12 116 (0.99%) webpack
13 115 (0.98%) Subversion
14 114 (0.97%) JUnit
15 104 (0.89%) Postman
16 101 (0.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 100 (0.85%) Jasmine
18 89 (0.76%) Cucumber
19 85 (0.72%) Karma Test Runner
20 72 (0.61%) gulp
General
1 2,471 (21.07%) Finance
2 574 (4.89%) Banking
3 566 (4.83%) Retail
4 560 (4.77%) Marketing
5 384 (3.27%) Telecoms
6 330 (2.81%) Legal
7 312 (2.66%) Public Sector
8 272 (2.32%) Manufacturing
9 254 (2.17%) Games
10 180 (1.53%) Law
11 176 (1.50%) Electronics
12 165 (1.41%) Aerospace
13 151 (1.29%) Front Office
14 118 (1.01%) Automotive
15 112 (0.95%) Advertising
16 92 (0.78%) Financial Institution
17 87 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
18 78 (0.67%) Back Office
19 73 (0.62%) Investment Banking
20 71 (0.61%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 2,767 (23.59%) Developer
2 1,793 (15.29%) Analyst
3 740 (6.31%) Software Engineer
4 547 (4.66%) Senior Developer
5 516 (4.40%) Consultant
6 504 (4.30%) Architect
7 493 (4.20%) Support Engineer
8 468 (3.99%) C# Developer
9 434 (3.70%) .NET Developer
10 397 (3.38%) Software Developer
11 394 (3.36%) Support Analyst
12 381 (3.25%) Business Analyst
13 349 (2.98%) IT Support
14 347 (2.96%) Java Developer
15 307 (2.62%) Project Manager
16 301 (2.57%) Junior
17 287 (2.45%) Administrator
18 283 (2.41%) Network Engineer
19 266 (2.27%) Senior Software Engineer
20 254 (2.17%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,606 (13.69%) .NET
2 1,200 (10.23%) HTML
3 1,092 (9.31%) CSS
4 716 (6.10%) AngularJS
5 589 (5.02%) ASP.NET
6 568 (4.84%) React
7 541 (4.61%) REST
8 533 (4.54%) Web Services
9 510 (4.35%) Node.js
10 457 (3.90%) HTML5
11 397 (3.38%) XML
12 393 (3.35%) .NET Framework
13 390 (3.33%) jQuery
14 386 (3.29%) RESTful
15 360 (3.07%) ASP.NET Web API
16 305 (2.60%) Spring
17 281 (2.40%) ASP.NET MVC
18 271 (2.31%) CSS3
19 257 (2.19%) SOAP
20 242 (2.06%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 3,758 (32.04%) Analytical Skills
2 972 (8.29%) Self-Motivation
3 725 (6.18%) User Experience
4 497 (4.24%) Management Information System
5 385 (3.28%) Algorithms
6 330 (2.81%) Enterprise Software
7 311 (2.65%) Mobile App
8 283 (2.41%) Data Centre
9 219 (1.87%) Data Structures
10 202 (1.72%) Greenfield Project
11 187 (1.59%) Cloud Native
12 185 (1.58%) Driving Licence
13 150 (1.28%) Virtual Team
14 149 (1.27%) Video Conferencing
15 146 (1.24%) Public Cloud
16 117 (1.00%) Linux Command Line
17 89 (0.76%) Analytical Mindset
18 88 (0.75%) Hybrid Cloud
19 82 (0.70%) Client/Server
20 78 (0.67%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 2,109 (17.98%) Windows
2 1,346 (11.48%) Linux
3 723 (6.16%) Windows Server
4 563 (4.80%) Unix
5 560 (4.77%) Windows 10
6 322 (2.75%) Windows 7
7 292 (2.49%) Android
8 283 (2.41%) Apple iOS
9 260 (2.22%) Windows Server 2012
10 211 (1.80%) Windows Server 2008
11 103 (0.88%) Mac OS X
12 89 (0.76%) Windows 8
13 66 (0.56%) Mac OS
14 61 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 58 (0.49%) Windows Server 2003
16 51 (0.43%) Windows XP
17 44 (0.38%) CentOS
18 41 (0.35%) Ubuntu
19 34 (0.29%) Solaris
20 22 (0.19%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,955 (33.72%) Agile Software Development
2 1,403 (11.96%) Software Engineering
3 1,244 (10.61%) Computer Science
4 1,123 (9.57%) Project Management
5 1,094 (9.33%) DevOps
6 1,088 (9.28%) Scrum
7 1,052 (8.97%) ITIL
8 955 (8.14%) Analytics
9 871 (7.43%) Mentoring
10 861 (7.34%) Decision-Making
11 841 (7.17%) TDD
12 838 (7.14%) Test Automation
13 773 (6.59%) SDLC
14 763 (6.51%) Business Intelligence
15 704 (6.00%) Stakeholder Management
16 681 (5.81%) Continuous Improvement
17 639 (5.45%) Microservices
18 630 (5.37%) Continuous Integration
19 609 (5.19%) MVC
20 568 (4.84%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 2,627 (22.40%) SQL
2 1,905 (16.24%) JavaScript
3 1,875 (15.99%) C#
4 1,599 (13.63%) Java
5 1,340 (11.42%) Python
6 638 (5.44%) C++
7 633 (5.40%) C
8 529 (4.51%) PowerShell
9 423 (3.61%) T-SQL
10 400 (3.41%) TypeScript
11 361 (3.08%) PHP
12 280 (2.39%) Bash Shell
13 246 (2.10%) Ruby
14 201 (1.71%) VB.NET
15 187 (1.59%) Scala
16 157 (1.34%) PL/SQL
17 155 (1.32%) R
18 140 (1.19%) Go
18 140 (1.19%) Perl
19 136 (1.16%) ES6
Qualifications
1 2,268 (19.34%) Degree
2 528 (4.50%) Computer Science Degree
3 445 (3.79%) Security Cleared
4 319 (2.72%) Cisco Certification
5 308 (2.63%) SC Cleared
6 288 (2.46%) Microsoft Certification
7 223 (1.90%) CCNA
8 178 (1.52%) CCNP
9 161 (1.37%) ISTQB
10 137 (1.17%) ITIL Certification
11 134 (1.14%) MCSE
12 90 (0.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 89 (0.76%) CISSP
14 87 (0.74%) DBS Check
14 87 (0.74%) MCSA
15 82 (0.70%) MCP
16 76 (0.65%) Master's Degree
17 72 (0.61%) JNCIA
18 71 (0.61%) Numerate Degree
19 70 (0.60%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 638 (5.44%) QA
2 435 (3.71%) SLA
3 191 (1.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 172 (1.47%) Data Quality
5 147 (1.25%) GDPR
6 108 (0.92%) PMO
7 58 (0.49%) NIST
8 50 (0.43%) PCI DSS
9 27 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 24 (0.20%) COBIT
11 19 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials
12 17 (0.14%) HIPAA
12 17 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 17 (0.14%) WCAG
13 15 (0.13%) Actionable Recommendations
13 15 (0.13%) MiFID
14 13 (0.11%) ISO 9001
15 12 (0.10%) ISO 22301
16 11 (0.094%) EMIR
16 11 (0.094%) FISMA
System Software
1 1,057 (9.01%) Active Directory
2 659 (5.62%) Docker
3 504 (4.30%) VMware Infrastructure
4 233 (1.99%) Hyper-V
5 137 (1.17%) vSphere
6 103 (0.88%) XenApp
7 91 (0.78%) VMware ESXi
8 77 (0.66%) Firmware
9 75 (0.64%) XenDesktop
10 67 (0.57%) Virtual Machines
11 50 (0.43%) Virtual Servers
12 37 (0.32%) VirtualBox
13 25 (0.21%) Terminal Services
14 23 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
15 22 (0.19%) Virtual Desktop
16 20 (0.17%) vCloud
17 17 (0.14%) Apache Flume
17 17 (0.14%) BitLocker
17 17 (0.14%) VMware NSX
18 14 (0.12%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 458 (3.90%) Kubernetes
2 272 (2.32%) Ansible
3 268 (2.28%) Terraform
4 252 (2.15%) SCCM
5 196 (1.67%) Puppet
6 134 (1.14%) Opscode Chef
7 62 (0.53%) Kibana
8 60 (0.51%) WSUS
9 56 (0.48%) Microsoft Intune
10 40 (0.34%) vCenter Server
11 37 (0.32%) Grafana
12 35 (0.30%) Nagios
13 32 (0.27%) SCOM
14 29 (0.25%) AirWatch
15 28 (0.24%) Jamf Pro
16 27 (0.23%) Backup Exec
17 26 (0.22%) Cisco CUCM
18 22 (0.19%) Automic
19 21 (0.18%) FortiGate
19 21 (0.18%) Salt
Vendors
1 2,585 (22.04%) Microsoft
2 736 (6.28%) VMware
3 638 (5.44%) Oracle
4 555 (4.73%) Cisco
5 316 (2.69%) Google
6 305 (2.60%) Sage
7 288 (2.46%) Citrix
8 275 (2.34%) Salesforce.com
9 269 (2.29%) SAP
10 257 (2.19%) Tableau
11 185 (1.58%) ServiceNow
12 181 (1.54%) Adobe
13 171 (1.46%) HP
14 154 (1.31%) Juniper
15 140 (1.19%) Apple
16 137 (1.17%) Atlassian
17 132 (1.13%) IBM
18 113 (0.96%) Dell
19 101 (0.86%) WorldPay
20 95 (0.81%) Splunk