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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 17 August 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Problem-Solving
UK > England
6 months to
17 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 14 17 24
Rank change year-on-year +3 +7 -3
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 20,296 11,416 4,974
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 14.47% 11.19% 8.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 15.04% 11.80% 9.37%
Number of salaries quoted 8,623 6,300 3,706
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,500 £27,500
25th Percentile £38,041 £37,500 £35,446
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £54,757 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.30% +5.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £67,500
90th Percentile £88,750 £85,000 £83,750
UK median annual salary £54,882 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.54% +5.00% +5.26%

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 134,968 96,783 53,083
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 96.22% 94.85% 93.74%
Number of salaries quoted 74,199 66,165 43,584
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,500 £32,500
25th Percentile £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%
75th Percentile £80,000 £77,000 £75,000
90th Percentile £97,500 £93,750 £91,250
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%

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 17 August 2022.

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 17 August 2022. 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
Jobs
London +5 9,755 £65,000 +4.00% 691
South East +7 3,590 £50,000 - 345
North of England +6 2,511 £46,361 +3.03% 429
Midlands +4 1,822 £45,336 +0.75% 279
North West +5 1,345 £45,000 -5.26% 240
East of England +2 1,243 £45,000 +12.50% 201
West Midlands +1 1,231 £46,000 +2.22% 193
South West +4 1,167 £45,000 - 198
Yorkshire +8 1,032 £48,000 +5.49% 124
East Midlands +7 589 £42,500 +6.25% 86
North East -10 132 £45,000 +28.57% 66
Problem-Solving
UK

For the 6 months to 17 August 2022, 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 8,362 (41.20%) Social Skills
2 7,657 (37.73%) Agile
3 6,359 (31.33%) Analytical Skills
4 6,291 (31.00%) Finance
5 5,798 (28.57%) Degree
6 3,920 (19.31%) SQL
7 3,682 (18.14%) Software Engineering
8 3,606 (17.77%) Python
9 3,524 (17.36%) Azure
10 3,300 (16.26%) AWS
11 3,219 (15.86%) Microsoft
12 2,877 (14.18%) JavaScript
13 2,806 (13.83%) Customer Service
14 2,784 (13.72%) Java
15 2,769 (13.64%) Marketing
16 2,736 (13.48%) DevOps
17 2,718 (13.39%) Decision-Making
18 2,491 (12.27%) Analytics
19 2,463 (12.14%) CI/CD
20 2,417 (11.91%) Mentoring
21 2,261 (11.14%) Computer Science
22 2,228 (10.98%) Project Management
23 2,069 (10.19%) Test Automation
24 2,044 (10.07%) Scrum
25 2,031 (10.01%) React
26 1,993 (9.82%) C#
27 1,936 (9.54%) .NET
28 1,821 (8.97%) Windows
29 1,791 (8.82%) User Experience
30 1,779 (8.77%) Docker

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
1 541 (2.67%) Confluence
2 454 (2.24%) SAS
3 417 (2.05%) SharePoint
4 288 (1.42%) Apache Spark
5 284 (1.40%) CMS
6 233 (1.15%) Umbraco
7 218 (1.07%) Apache
8 174 (0.86%) MS Exchange
9 169 (0.83%) IIS
10 114 (0.56%) Apache Airflow
11 94 (0.46%) OpenStack
12 72 (0.35%) WebSphere
13 68 (0.34%) Tomcat
14 58 (0.29%) WordPress
15 56 (0.28%) nginx
16 48 (0.24%) Jupyter
17 42 (0.21%) ArcGIS
18 35 (0.17%) Apache Pulsar
19 34 (0.17%) Sitecore CMS
20 27 (0.13%) Ethereum
Applications
1 1,122 (5.53%) Microsoft Excel
2 1,007 (4.96%) Microsoft Office
3 560 (2.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 289 (1.42%) Sketch
5 208 (1.02%) Microsoft Project
6 159 (0.78%) MS Visio
7 134 (0.66%) Photoshop
8 132 (0.65%) Spreadsheet
9 128 (0.63%) Simulink
10 111 (0.55%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 109 (0.54%) InVision
12 63 (0.31%) Adobe Illustrator
12 63 (0.31%) Campfire
13 61 (0.30%) Zeplin
14 53 (0.26%) Adobe XD
15 48 (0.24%) CANalyzer
16 38 (0.19%) Adobe After Effects
17 34 (0.17%) InDesign
18 33 (0.16%) Chatbot
19 29 (0.14%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 115 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 80 (0.39%) Payment Gateway
3 52 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
4 51 (0.25%) Distributed Ledger
5 46 (0.23%) Academy Housing
6 43 (0.21%) NetSuite
7 41 (0.20%) Magento
7 41 (0.20%) R3 Corda
8 38 (0.19%) Social Studio
9 37 (0.18%) SAP S/4HANA
10 33 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
11 31 (0.15%) Shopify
12 23 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
13 17 (0.084%) Salesforce.com CRM
14 16 (0.079%) SAP MDG
15 15 (0.074%) SAP ERP
16 14 (0.069%) Fidessa
16 14 (0.069%) Teamcenter
17 13 (0.064%) Ripple
17 13 (0.064%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 3,524 (17.36%) Azure
2 3,300 (16.26%) AWS
3 1,359 (6.70%) GCP
4 1,071 (5.28%) Microsoft 365
5 1,000 (4.93%) Power Platform
6 917 (4.52%) SaaS
7 725 (3.57%) GitHub
8 579 (2.85%) Serverless
9 514 (2.53%) Azure DevOps
10 464 (2.29%) Figma
11 333 (1.64%) AWS Lambda
12 332 (1.64%) Cloud Computing
13 321 (1.58%) PaaS
14 268 (1.32%) Amazon S3
15 266 (1.31%) Google Analytics
16 262 (1.29%) Amazon EC2
17 261 (1.29%) Snowflake
18 250 (1.23%) IaaS
19 236 (1.16%) dbt
20 232 (1.14%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 562 (2.77%) Firewall
2 435 (2.14%) DNS
3 368 (1.81%) TCP/IP
4 336 (1.66%) Internet
5 273 (1.35%) HTTP
6 262 (1.29%) WAN
7 247 (1.22%) DHCP
8 243 (1.20%) Broadband
9 220 (1.08%) LAN
10 217 (1.07%) Wireless
11 198 (0.98%) VPN
12 165 (0.81%) Network Security
13 140 (0.69%) SAN
14 96 (0.47%) Wi-Fi
15 82 (0.40%) VoIP
16 75 (0.37%) VLAN
17 69 (0.34%) Skype
18 67 (0.33%) SD-WAN
19 63 (0.31%) Intranet
20 52 (0.26%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,688 (8.32%) SQL Server
2 935 (4.61%) MySQL
3 879 (4.33%) Power BI
4 821 (4.05%) NoSQL
5 787 (3.88%) Relational Database
6 766 (3.77%) PostgreSQL
7 762 (3.75%) Data Warehouse
8 562 (2.77%) Tableau
9 502 (2.47%) MongoDB
10 444 (2.19%) Big Data
11 392 (1.93%) Elasticsearch
12 311 (1.53%) Data Lake
13 298 (1.47%) Redis
14 291 (1.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 250 (1.23%) BigQuery
16 226 (1.11%) Metadata
17 224 (1.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 203 (1.00%) Amazon RDS
19 199 (0.98%) DynamoDB
20 189 (0.93%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 1,725 (8.50%) Git (software)
2 1,380 (6.80%) JIRA
3 1,087 (5.36%) Jenkins
4 499 (2.46%) GitLab
5 332 (1.64%) Selenium
6 258 (1.27%) webpack
7 248 (1.22%) Cypress.io
8 217 (1.07%) JUnit
9 216 (1.06%) Gradle
10 215 (1.06%) Maven
11 188 (0.93%) Bitbucket
12 184 (0.91%) Cucumber
13 183 (0.90%) Rational DOORS
14 171 (0.84%) SonarQube
15 155 (0.76%) TeamCity
16 149 (0.73%) Visual Studio
17 140 (0.69%) Postman
18 126 (0.62%) Octopus Deploy
19 123 (0.61%) Mockito
20 112 (0.55%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 8,362 (41.20%) Social Skills
2 6,359 (31.33%) Analytical Skills
3 6,291 (31.00%) Finance
4 2,769 (13.64%) Marketing
5 1,547 (7.62%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 1,507 (7.43%) Retail
7 1,187 (5.85%) Banking
8 1,178 (5.80%) Presentation Skills
9 1,072 (5.28%) Legal
10 994 (4.90%) Games
11 988 (4.87%) Organisational Skills
12 860 (4.24%) Public Sector
13 776 (3.82%) Automotive
14 642 (3.16%) Law
15 583 (2.87%) Manufacturing
16 514 (2.53%) Advertising
17 513 (2.53%) Influencing Skills
18 365 (1.80%) Telecoms
19 311 (1.53%) Electronics
20 288 (1.42%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 3,205 (15.79%) Developer
2 2,610 (12.86%) Analyst
3 2,119 (10.44%) Software Engineer
4 1,941 (9.56%) Graduate
5 1,243 (6.12%) Trainee
6 944 (4.65%) Senior Developer
7 677 (3.34%) Architect
8 579 (2.85%) Business Analyst
9 576 (2.84%) DevOps Engineer
10 569 (2.80%) Data Engineer
11 563 (2.77%) Senior Software Engineer
12 526 (2.59%) Designer
13 489 (2.41%) Consultant
14 431 (2.12%) Software Developer
15 421 (2.07%) Programmer
16 420 (2.07%) Product Manager
17 412 (2.03%) Support Engineer
17 412 (2.03%) Systems Engineer
18 410 (2.02%) Project Manager
19 401 (1.98%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,031 (10.01%) React
2 1,936 (9.54%) .NET
3 1,759 (8.67%) HTML
4 1,615 (7.96%) CSS
5 1,352 (6.66%) Node.js
6 1,178 (5.80%) REST
7 1,011 (4.98%) AngularJS
8 770 (3.79%) RESTful
9 659 (3.25%) Spring
10 657 (3.24%) Web Services
11 623 (3.07%) Kafka
12 561 (2.76%) ASP.NET
13 502 (2.47%) HTML5
14 457 (2.25%) Spring Boot
15 454 (2.24%) .NET Core
16 445 (2.19%) .NET Framework
17 429 (2.11%) JSON
18 427 (2.10%) GraphQL
19 417 (2.05%) Sass
20 384 (1.89%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1,791 (8.82%) User Experience
2 1,722 (8.48%) Self-Motivation
3 1,432 (7.06%) Driving Licence
4 973 (4.79%) Management Information System
5 866 (4.27%) Mobile App
6 676 (3.33%) Algorithms
7 639 (3.15%) Data Structures
8 491 (2.42%) Enterprise Software
9 438 (2.16%) Virtual Team
10 396 (1.95%) Cloud Native
11 339 (1.67%) Social Media
12 320 (1.58%) Greenfield Project
13 305 (1.50%) Data Centre
14 292 (1.44%) Analytical Mindset
15 287 (1.41%) Blog
16 268 (1.32%) Hackathon
17 240 (1.18%) Public Cloud
18 203 (1.00%) Cyberattack
19 193 (0.95%) Life Science
20 179 (0.88%) Legacy Systems
Operating Systems
1 1,821 (8.97%) Windows
2 1,725 (8.50%) Linux
3 604 (2.98%) Android
4 601 (2.96%) Windows Server
5 498 (2.45%) Unix
6 450 (2.22%) Apple iOS
7 376 (1.85%) Windows 10
8 147 (0.72%) Windows Server 2012
8 147 (0.72%) Windows Server 2016
9 118 (0.58%) Windows Server 2019
10 110 (0.54%) Mac OS
11 97 (0.48%) CentOS
12 96 (0.47%) Windows 7
13 86 (0.42%) Ubuntu
14 58 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 58 (0.29%) Windows Server 2008
15 51 (0.25%) Mac OS X
16 42 (0.21%) Solaris
16 42 (0.21%) Windows 8
17 33 (0.16%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 7,657 (37.73%) Agile
2 3,682 (18.14%) Software Engineering
3 2,806 (13.83%) Customer Service
4 2,736 (13.48%) DevOps
5 2,718 (13.39%) Decision-Making
6 2,491 (12.27%) Analytics
7 2,463 (12.14%) CI/CD
8 2,417 (11.91%) Mentoring
9 2,261 (11.14%) Computer Science
10 2,228 (10.98%) Project Management
11 2,069 (10.19%) Test Automation
12 2,044 (10.07%) Scrum
13 1,760 (8.67%) Microservices
14 1,696 (8.36%) Customer Experience
15 1,582 (7.79%) Data Science
16 1,579 (7.78%) Continuous Improvement
17 1,509 (7.43%) Time Management
18 1,428 (7.04%) Coaching
19 1,388 (6.84%) Business Intelligence
20 1,360 (6.70%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 3,920 (19.31%) SQL
2 3,606 (17.77%) Python
3 2,877 (14.18%) JavaScript
4 2,784 (13.72%) Java
5 1,993 (9.82%) C#
6 1,072 (5.28%) TypeScript
7 953 (4.70%) C++
8 826 (4.07%) C
9 726 (3.58%) PowerShell
10 589 (2.90%) Bash
11 556 (2.74%) Go
12 440 (2.17%) T-SQL
13 438 (2.16%) PHP
14 353 (1.74%) Ruby
15 313 (1.54%) Kotlin
16 301 (1.48%) R
17 272 (1.34%) Scala
18 258 (1.27%) MATLAB
19 226 (1.11%) Shell Script
20 193 (0.95%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 5,798 (28.57%) Degree
2 885 (4.36%) Computer Science Degree
3 810 (3.99%) Security Cleared
4 518 (2.55%) SC Cleared
5 472 (2.33%) Master's Degree
6 295 (1.45%) Microsoft Certification
7 236 (1.16%) PhD
8 182 (0.90%) AWS Certification
9 179 (0.88%) PMI Certification
10 143 (0.70%) Cisco Certification
11 141 (0.69%) ITIL Certification
12 133 (0.66%) CISSP
13 119 (0.59%) MCSE
14 114 (0.56%) Azure Certification
15 112 (0.55%) CCNA
16 96 (0.47%) Numerate Degree
17 94 (0.46%) ISTQB
18 85 (0.42%) DV Cleared
19 81 (0.40%) DBS Check
20 80 (0.39%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,332 (6.56%) QA
2 625 (3.08%) SLA
3 528 (2.60%) Data Quality
4 372 (1.83%) GDPR
5 348 (1.71%) Good Clinical Practice
6 328 (1.62%) Accessibility
7 297 (1.46%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 265 (1.31%) PMO
9 243 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 189 (0.93%) CDISC
11 126 (0.62%) PCI DSS
12 94 (0.46%) Cyber Essentials
13 92 (0.45%) MISRA
14 86 (0.42%) NIST
15 73 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 68 (0.34%) GRC
17 66 (0.33%) Automotive SPICE
18 47 (0.23%) ISO 26262
19 45 (0.22%) ISO 9001
20 39 (0.19%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 1,779 (8.77%) Docker
2 961 (4.73%) Active Directory
3 376 (1.85%) VMware Infrastructure
4 182 (0.90%) Hyper-V
5 112 (0.55%) vSphere
6 85 (0.42%) VMware ESXi
7 80 (0.39%) Virtual Machines
8 71 (0.35%) Firmware
9 36 (0.18%) XenApp
10 30 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
11 29 (0.14%) Virtual Desktop
12 28 (0.14%) Virtual Servers
13 25 (0.12%) Terminal Services
14 23 (0.11%) Apache Flume
15 16 (0.079%) Apache ZooKeeper
15 16 (0.079%) XenDesktop
16 15 (0.074%) VMware NSX
17 14 (0.069%) zsh
18 11 (0.054%) Citrix Hypervisor
19 10 (0.049%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 1,702 (8.39%) Kubernetes
2 1,135 (5.59%) Terraform
3 635 (3.13%) Ansible
4 264 (1.30%) SCCM
5 188 (0.93%) Grafana
6 178 (0.88%) Prometheus
7 137 (0.68%) Microsoft Intune
8 115 (0.57%) Puppet
9 114 (0.56%) Opscode Chef
10 105 (0.52%) Single Sign-On
11 71 (0.35%) vCenter Server
12 59 (0.29%) Istio
12 59 (0.29%) SCOM
13 48 (0.24%) Kibana
14 37 (0.18%) Jamf Pro
14 37 (0.18%) Nagios
15 36 (0.18%) Active Directory Federation Services
15 36 (0.18%) Argo
16 35 (0.17%) Oracle RMAN
17 30 (0.15%) WSUS
Vendors
1 3,219 (15.86%) Microsoft
2 1,246 (6.14%) Google
3 850 (4.19%) Oracle
4 562 (2.77%) Salesforce.com
5 556 (2.74%) VMware
6 377 (1.86%) Adobe
7 376 (1.85%) Cisco
8 328 (1.62%) IBM
9 263 (1.30%) SAP
10 231 (1.14%) Apple
11 229 (1.13%) Citrix
12 192 (0.95%) ServiceNow
13 183 (0.90%) Splunk
14 168 (0.83%) Facebook
15 156 (0.77%) Informatica
16 143 (0.70%) Red Hat
17 141 (0.69%) Databricks
18 137 (0.68%) Sun
19 110 (0.54%) Sony
20 109 (0.54%) AppDynamics