Period
to 30 September 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 30 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Problem-Solving
UK > England
6 months to
30 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 27 18 17
Rank change year-on-year -9 -1 0
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 3,544 13,446 15,966
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 8.00% 10.44% 10.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.63% 11.32% 11.34%
Number of salaries quoted 2,913 9,782 11,593
Median annual salary £52,500 £48,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.25% +2.11% +5.56%
10th Percentile £29,000 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £81,250 £78,750
UK median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +10.53% - +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 41,060 118,729 140,825
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 92.66% 92.22% 91.91%
Number of salaries quoted 33,799 94,129 113,057
Median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £51,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.52% +2.94% +2.00%
10th Percentile £33,750 £30,000 £29,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £87,500 £83,750
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

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 30 September 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 30 September 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 -18 1,310 £65,000 +8.33% 370
North of England -8 633 £45,000 +12.50% 224
South East -12 600 £50,000 +8.70% 172
Midlands -2 455 £45,000 +11.11% 143
North West -6 385 £45,000 +7.14% 116
West Midlands 0 325 £45,000 +9.89% 88
East of England +1 263 £45,000 +7.14% 91
South West -10 263 £43,750 +9.38% 94
Yorkshire -8 183 £42,500 +8.97% 82
East Midlands -2 125 £45,000 +12.50% 55
North East -8 65 £42,500 +10.39% 26
Problem-Solving
UK

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 1,188 (33.52%) Analytical Skills
2 1,140 (32.17%) Agile Software Development
3 822 (23.19%) SQL
4 731 (20.63%) Microsoft
5 728 (20.54%) Finance
6 717 (20.23%) Azure
7 693 (19.55%) Degree
8 691 (19.50%) JavaScript
9 534 (15.07%) DevOps
10 529 (14.93%) AWS
11 517 (14.59%) C#
12 509 (14.36%) Windows
13 505 (14.25%) Python
14 503 (14.19%) Java
15 455 (12.84%) SQL Server
16 454 (12.81%) HTML
17 441 (12.44%) Linux
18 415 (11.71%) .NET
19 407 (11.48%) Software Engineering
20 383 (10.81%) ITIL
21 371 (10.47%) CSS
21 371 (10.47%) Git (software)
22 351 (9.90%) Computer Science
23 309 (8.72%) Scrum
24 294 (8.30%) Self-Motivation
25 280 (7.90%) Office 365
26 270 (7.62%) Docker
27 269 (7.59%) Project Management
28 268 (7.56%) Analytics
29 261 (7.36%) VMware

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
1 123 (3.47%) SharePoint
2 94 (2.65%) Confluence
3 87 (2.45%) IIS
4 67 (1.89%) Apache
5 60 (1.69%) MS Exchange
6 59 (1.66%) CMS
7 51 (1.44%) Elasticsearch
8 46 (1.30%) Apache Spark
9 44 (1.24%) Skype for Business
10 29 (0.82%) WordPress
11 18 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2013
11 18 (0.51%) nginx
12 15 (0.42%) Tomcat
13 13 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2010
14 11 (0.31%) SAS
15 10 (0.28%) Jupyter
16 9 (0.25%) OpenStack
17 8 (0.23%) Drupal
17 8 (0.23%) JBoss
18 6 (0.17%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 170 (4.80%) Microsoft Office
2 161 (4.54%) Microsoft Excel
3 36 (1.02%) MS Visio
4 27 (0.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 27 (0.76%) Sketch
5 20 (0.56%) Microsoft Project
6 10 (0.28%) Adobe Illustrator
6 10 (0.28%) InVision
7 9 (0.25%) Figma
7 9 (0.25%) Photoshop
8 8 (0.23%) SPSS
9 7 (0.20%) Stata
10 6 (0.17%) Zeplin
11 5 (0.14%) 3ds Max
11 5 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 5 (0.14%) Adobe XD
12 4 (0.11%) Windchill
13 3 (0.085%) InDesign
14 2 (0.056%) OmniGraffle
14 2 (0.056%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 25 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 23 (0.65%) SAP S/4HANA
3 21 (0.59%) Dynamics AX
4 17 (0.48%) Magento
5 15 (0.42%) NetSuite
6 12 (0.34%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 11 (0.31%) R3 Corda
7 11 (0.31%) SAP HR
7 11 (0.31%) SAP PSCD
8 10 (0.28%) Distributed Ledger
9 9 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
9 9 (0.25%) Sentinel
10 8 (0.23%) Shopify
11 7 (0.20%) thinkFolio
12 6 (0.17%) Eloqua
12 6 (0.17%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
13 5 (0.14%) Actimize
13 5 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
13 5 (0.14%) Teamcenter
14 4 (0.11%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 717 (20.23%) Azure
2 529 (14.93%) AWS
3 280 (7.90%) Office 365
4 206 (5.81%) SaaS
5 155 (4.37%) Power Platform
6 115 (3.24%) GCP
7 60 (1.69%) IaaS
7 60 (1.69%) PaaS
8 53 (1.50%) Cloud Computing
9 49 (1.38%) Dynamics 365
10 48 (1.35%) AWS CloudFormation
10 48 (1.35%) Serverless
11 47 (1.33%) Azure Active Directory
12 39 (1.10%) GitHub
13 30 (0.85%) AWS Lambda
14 24 (0.68%) Amazon EC2
15 23 (0.65%) npm
16 22 (0.62%) Amazon S3
16 22 (0.62%) PowerApps
17 17 (0.48%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 244 (6.88%) Firewall
2 145 (4.09%) WAN
3 143 (4.03%) LAN
4 106 (2.99%) DNS
5 98 (2.77%) TCP/IP
6 97 (2.74%) VPN
7 93 (2.62%) Internet
8 82 (2.31%) Skype
9 79 (2.23%) Network Security
10 77 (2.17%) VoIP
11 70 (1.98%) HTTP
12 66 (1.86%) DHCP
13 63 (1.78%) SAN
14 57 (1.61%) VLAN
15 56 (1.58%) Wi-Fi
15 56 (1.58%) Wireless
16 47 (1.33%) BGP
16 47 (1.33%) Cisco ASA
16 47 (1.33%) OSPF
17 41 (1.16%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 455 (12.84%) SQL Server
2 218 (6.15%) MySQL
3 146 (4.12%) Power BI
4 144 (4.06%) Relational Database
5 115 (3.24%) Big Data
6 105 (2.96%) NoSQL
7 99 (2.79%) Data Warehouse
8 95 (2.68%) MongoDB
9 88 (2.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 77 (2.17%) PostgreSQL
11 71 (2.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 57 (1.61%) Hadoop
13 43 (1.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 41 (1.16%) Redis
15 39 (1.10%) Azure SQL Database
16 33 (0.93%) Data Lake
17 31 (0.87%) OLAP
18 29 (0.82%) Oracle Database
19 26 (0.73%) MariaDB
20 25 (0.71%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 371 (10.47%) Git (software)
2 222 (6.26%) JIRA
3 181 (5.11%) Jenkins
4 69 (1.95%) Team Foundation Server
5 66 (1.86%) Visual Studio
6 64 (1.81%) Selenium
7 43 (1.21%) TeamCity
8 42 (1.19%) JUnit
9 41 (1.16%) Bitbucket
10 36 (1.02%) webpack
11 34 (0.96%) Cucumber
12 33 (0.93%) Maven
13 32 (0.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 31 (0.87%) Octopus Deploy
14 31 (0.87%) Subversion
15 26 (0.73%) GitLab
16 25 (0.71%) NUnit
17 23 (0.65%) Gradle
18 22 (0.62%) SpecFlow
19 21 (0.59%) MSTest
General
1 728 (20.54%) Finance
2 156 (4.40%) Marketing
3 137 (3.87%) Retail
4 132 (3.72%) Banking
5 129 (3.64%) Public Sector
6 100 (2.82%) Manufacturing
7 93 (2.62%) Legal
8 87 (2.45%) Front Office
9 86 (2.43%) Telecoms
10 84 (2.37%) Law
11 77 (2.17%) Games
12 35 (0.99%) Aerospace
13 32 (0.90%) Investment Banking
14 31 (0.87%) Back Office
15 26 (0.73%) Electronics
16 19 (0.54%) Automotive
16 19 (0.54%) Billing
16 19 (0.54%) Local Government
17 17 (0.48%) Advertising
18 14 (0.40%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 959 (27.06%) Developer
2 472 (13.32%) Analyst
3 179 (5.05%) Software Engineer
4 158 (4.46%) Consultant
5 153 (4.32%) Architect
6 150 (4.23%) .NET Developer
6 150 (4.23%) Senior Developer
7 143 (4.03%) C# Developer
8 139 (3.92%) Software Developer
9 136 (3.84%) Java Developer
10 116 (3.27%) Business Analyst
11 115 (3.24%) Network Engineer
12 107 (3.02%) Support Engineer
13 97 (2.74%) C# .NET Developer
13 97 (2.74%) DevOps Engineer
14 90 (2.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 89 (2.51%) PHP Developer
16 87 (2.45%) Support Analyst
17 79 (2.23%) Full Stack Developer
18 76 (2.14%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 454 (12.81%) HTML
2 415 (11.71%) .NET
3 371 (10.47%) CSS
4 256 (7.22%) AngularJS
5 223 (6.29%) Web Services
6 187 (5.28%) REST
7 186 (5.25%) React
8 163 (4.60%) RESTful
9 155 (4.37%) ASP.NET
10 143 (4.03%) Node.js
11 136 (3.84%) XML
12 133 (3.75%) .NET Framework
13 132 (3.72%) HTML5
14 131 (3.70%) jQuery
15 130 (3.67%) JSON
16 125 (3.53%) ASP.NET Web API
17 115 (3.24%) .NET Core
18 100 (2.82%) Spring
19 97 (2.74%) SOAP
20 81 (2.29%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 1,188 (33.52%) Analytical Skills
2 294 (8.30%) Self-Motivation
3 238 (6.72%) User Experience
4 166 (4.68%) Management Information System
5 104 (2.93%) Mobile App
6 95 (2.68%) Algorithms
7 90 (2.54%) Data Centre
8 83 (2.34%) Data Structures
9 55 (1.55%) Virtual Team
10 51 (1.44%) Greenfield Project
11 46 (1.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 42 (1.19%) Analytical Mindset
13 41 (1.16%) Replication
14 40 (1.13%) Hedge funds
15 39 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
16 36 (1.02%) Clustering
16 36 (1.02%) PKI
17 34 (0.96%) Cloud Native
18 31 (0.87%) Fixed Income
19 29 (0.82%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 509 (14.36%) Windows
2 441 (12.44%) Linux
3 200 (5.64%) Windows Server
4 109 (3.08%) Unix
5 98 (2.77%) Windows 10
6 87 (2.45%) Android
7 66 (1.86%) Apple iOS
8 51 (1.44%) Windows Server 2012
9 45 (1.27%) Windows Server 2016
10 37 (1.04%) Ubuntu
11 34 (0.96%) Windows 7
12 32 (0.90%) Windows Server 2008
13 25 (0.71%) AIX
13 25 (0.71%) CentOS
14 22 (0.62%) Solaris
14 22 (0.62%) Windows Server 2019
15 21 (0.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 13 (0.37%) Mac OS X
17 9 (0.25%) VMS
17 9 (0.25%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,140 (32.17%) Agile Software Development
2 534 (15.07%) DevOps
3 407 (11.48%) Software Engineering
4 383 (10.81%) ITIL
5 351 (9.90%) Computer Science
6 309 (8.72%) Scrum
7 269 (7.59%) Project Management
8 268 (7.56%) Analytics
9 239 (6.74%) MVC
10 238 (6.72%) Continuous Improvement
11 236 (6.66%) TDD
12 235 (6.63%) Mentoring
13 233 (6.57%) Business Intelligence
13 233 (6.57%) Test Automation
14 222 (6.26%) SDLC
15 213 (6.01%) Decision-Making
16 212 (5.98%) Microservices
17 200 (5.64%) Stakeholder Management
18 182 (5.14%) Migration
19 181 (5.11%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 822 (23.19%) SQL
2 691 (19.50%) JavaScript
3 517 (14.59%) C#
4 505 (14.25%) Python
5 503 (14.19%) Java
6 218 (6.15%) PHP
7 186 (5.25%) PowerShell
8 181 (5.11%) C++
9 153 (4.32%) TypeScript
10 119 (3.36%) C
11 102 (2.88%) T-SQL
12 84 (2.37%) Bash Shell
13 80 (2.26%) Go
14 70 (1.98%) Scala
15 65 (1.83%) Shell Script
16 59 (1.66%) Ruby
17 55 (1.55%) Perl
18 50 (1.41%) ABAP
19 47 (1.33%) R
20 42 (1.19%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 693 (19.55%) Degree
2 215 (6.07%) Security Cleared
3 189 (5.33%) Computer Science Degree
4 179 (5.05%) SC Cleared
5 113 (3.19%) Cisco Certification
6 82 (2.31%) CCNP
7 67 (1.89%) Microsoft Certification
8 62 (1.75%) CCNA
8 62 (1.75%) Master's Degree
9 56 (1.58%) ITIL Certification
10 45 (1.27%) CISSP
11 38 (1.07%) DV Cleared
12 34 (0.96%) AWS Certification
13 32 (0.90%) ISTQB
14 31 (0.87%) PMI Certification
15 30 (0.85%) JNCIA
16 28 (0.79%) DBS Check
16 28 (0.79%) MCSA
16 28 (0.79%) PhD
17 26 (0.73%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 192 (5.42%) QA
2 144 (4.06%) SLA
3 70 (1.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 68 (1.92%) GDPR
5 67 (1.89%) Data Quality
6 28 (0.79%) NIST
7 25 (0.71%) PMO
8 23 (0.65%) PCI DSS
9 18 (0.51%) COBIT
9 18 (0.51%) Cyber Essentials
10 11 (0.31%) ISO 9001
10 11 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 10 (0.28%) ISO 22301
12 9 (0.25%) ISO 31000
12 9 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 9 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27005
13 8 (0.23%) BS25999
13 8 (0.23%) Solvency II
14 7 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
15 6 (0.17%) NCSC
System Software
1 270 (7.62%) Docker
2 240 (6.77%) Active Directory
3 181 (5.11%) VMware Infrastructure
4 106 (2.99%) Hyper-V
5 31 (0.87%) VMware ESXi
6 28 (0.79%) NFS
7 25 (0.71%) Virtual Machines
7 25 (0.71%) VMware Server
7 25 (0.71%) vSphere
8 24 (0.68%) Firmware
9 22 (0.62%) XenApp
10 18 (0.51%) HDFS
11 13 (0.37%) BitLocker
11 13 (0.37%) KVM
12 12 (0.34%) Virtual Servers
12 12 (0.34%) XenDesktop
13 11 (0.31%) VMware NSX
14 10 (0.28%) Apache ZooKeeper
15 9 (0.25%) VirtualBox
16 7 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 201 (5.67%) Kubernetes
2 120 (3.39%) Terraform
3 92 (2.60%) Ansible
4 81 (2.29%) Puppet
5 64 (1.81%) Opscode Chef
6 63 (1.78%) SCCM
7 27 (0.76%) Microsoft Intune
8 23 (0.65%) Data Guard
8 23 (0.65%) Oracle RMAN
9 21 (0.59%) SCOM
10 19 (0.54%) SCVMM
11 18 (0.51%) WSUS
12 17 (0.48%) Kibana
12 17 (0.48%) Prometheus
13 15 (0.42%) Grafana
13 15 (0.42%) Nagios
14 11 (0.31%) Istio
14 11 (0.31%) SCOrch
15 10 (0.28%) Backup Exec
16 9 (0.25%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 731 (20.63%) Microsoft
2 261 (7.36%) VMware
3 206 (5.81%) Cisco
4 186 (5.25%) Oracle
5 114 (3.22%) Google
6 111 (3.13%) SAP
7 81 (2.29%) Citrix
8 80 (2.26%) Salesforce.com
9 70 (1.98%) Atlassian
10 67 (1.89%) Tableau
11 65 (1.83%) Juniper
12 42 (1.19%) Adobe
12 42 (1.19%) IBM
13 40 (1.13%) Meraki
14 37 (1.04%) Veeam
15 33 (0.93%) Sophos
16 32 (0.90%) SolarWinds
16 32 (0.90%) Splunk
17 29 (0.82%) Zend
18 28 (0.79%) EMC