Period
to 16 April 2021

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 16 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Problem-Solving
UK > England
6 months to
16 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 20 21 21
Rank change year-on-year +1 0 -3
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 7,119 9,756 13,668
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 9.53% 9.45% 9.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.29% 10.25% 10.75%
Number of salaries quoted 4,930 7,133 9,785
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,000 £25,750
25th Percentile £36,750 £35,000 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +3.38%
75th Percentile £68,563 £67,500 £64,000
90th Percentile £84,500 £82,500 £80,000
UK median annual salary £50,550 £48,500 £47,000
% change year-on-year +4.23% +3.19% +4.44%

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 69,198 95,222 127,123
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 92.61% 92.24% 92.29%
Number of salaries quoted 54,067 77,072 102,037
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,250 £40,000 £37,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £73,750 £70,950
90th Percentile £91,250 £90,000 £86,250
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% 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 16 April 2021.

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 16 April 2021. 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 2,592 £62,500 +4.17% 524
North of England 0 1,215 £45,000 +7.33% 336
South East -3 1,168 £50,000 +5.26% 251
Midlands +1 834 £42,500 +6.25% 261
South West -3 694 £45,000 +7.14% 162
North West +5 668 £45,000 +6.51% 176
West Midlands +4 574 £45,000 +5.88% 179
East of England +5 481 £47,500 +18.75% 135
Yorkshire -2 448 £49,500 +16.47% 105
East Midlands 0 254 £42,500 +13.33% 81
North East -8 99 £45,000 +12.50% 55
Problem-Solving
UK

For the 6 months to 16 April 2021, 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 2,202 (30.93%) Agile Software Development
2 1,993 (28.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1,507 (21.17%) SQL
4 1,393 (19.57%) Microsoft
5 1,374 (19.30%) Finance
6 1,342 (18.85%) Degree
7 1,183 (16.62%) Azure
8 1,153 (16.20%) JavaScript
9 1,074 (15.09%) Python
10 1,065 (14.96%) DevOps
11 988 (13.88%) Windows
12 969 (13.61%) Linux
13 939 (13.19%) Java
14 895 (12.57%) AWS
15 886 (12.45%) C#
16 789 (11.08%) Software Engineering
17 781 (10.97%) Computer Science
18 774 (10.87%) .NET
19 750 (10.54%) SQL Server
20 722 (10.14%) HTML
21 680 (9.55%) Docker
22 614 (8.62%) CSS
23 612 (8.60%) Git (software)
23 612 (8.60%) Analytics
24 607 (8.53%) Project Management
25 589 (8.27%) Active Directory
26 558 (7.84%) Scrum
26 558 (7.84%) Microsoft 365
27 546 (7.67%) Business Intelligence
27 546 (7.67%) Kubernetes

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
1 201 (2.82%) SharePoint
2 156 (2.19%) Confluence
3 141 (1.98%) CMS
4 132 (1.85%) Apache
5 103 (1.45%) MS Exchange
6 98 (1.38%) Elasticsearch
7 93 (1.31%) WordPress
8 68 (0.96%) Apache Spark
9 62 (0.87%) IIS
10 40 (0.56%) SAS
11 39 (0.55%) Skype for Business
12 31 (0.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 30 (0.42%) Drupal
14 29 (0.41%) Tomcat
15 20 (0.28%) nginx
16 19 (0.27%) Jupyter
17 18 (0.25%) BizTalk Server
18 17 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2013
18 17 (0.24%) Umbraco
18 17 (0.24%) WebSphere
Applications
1 499 (7.01%) Microsoft Office
2 386 (5.42%) Microsoft Excel
3 105 (1.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 88 (1.24%) MS Visio
5 59 (0.83%) Sketch
6 57 (0.80%) InVision
7 56 (0.79%) Figma
8 52 (0.73%) Microsoft Project
9 24 (0.34%) Simulink
10 23 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
11 22 (0.31%) Photoshop
12 18 (0.25%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 12 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
14 9 (0.13%) SPSS
15 8 (0.11%) UXPin
16 6 (0.084%) AutoCAD
16 6 (0.084%) Chatbot
16 6 (0.084%) Gephi
17 4 (0.056%) Adobe After Effects
17 4 (0.056%) Adobe XD
Business Applications
1 62 (0.87%) Dynamics CRM
2 43 (0.60%) NetSuite
3 40 (0.56%) Magento
4 26 (0.37%) Oracle EBS
5 24 (0.34%) Oracle ERP
5 24 (0.34%) SAP S/4HANA
6 23 (0.32%) Dynamics NAV
7 22 (0.31%) OpenCart
8 19 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
9 18 (0.25%) Shopify
10 16 (0.22%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 13 (0.18%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
12 12 (0.17%) SAP SD
12 12 (0.17%) Sentinel
13 11 (0.15%) Payment Gateway
13 11 (0.15%) PeopleSoft HCM
14 10 (0.14%) SAP CO
14 10 (0.14%) SAP FI
15 8 (0.11%) SAP FI/CO
16 7 (0.098%) iTrent
Cloud Services
1 1,183 (16.62%) Azure
2 895 (12.57%) AWS
3 558 (7.84%) Microsoft 365
4 370 (5.20%) SaaS
5 310 (4.35%) Power Platform
6 216 (3.03%) GCP
7 148 (2.08%) Serverless
8 147 (2.06%) GitHub
9 120 (1.69%) Pulumi
10 106 (1.49%) AWS CloudFormation
11 101 (1.42%) AWS Lambda
12 98 (1.38%) PaaS
13 94 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
14 81 (1.14%) IaaS
15 80 (1.12%) Amazon EKS
16 77 (1.08%) Amazon S3
17 76 (1.07%) Amazon EC2
18 73 (1.03%) Azure Active Directory
18 73 (1.03%) npm
19 71 (1.00%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 313 (4.40%) Firewall
2 194 (2.73%) DNS
3 189 (2.65%) TCP/IP
4 188 (2.64%) Wireless
5 140 (1.97%) Internet
6 133 (1.87%) VPN
7 122 (1.71%) LAN
8 121 (1.70%) WAN
9 112 (1.57%) HTTP
10 107 (1.50%) DHCP
11 101 (1.42%) VoIP
12 98 (1.38%) Network Security
13 83 (1.17%) SAN
14 76 (1.07%) Wi-Fi
15 57 (0.80%) Skype
16 56 (0.79%) Remote Desktop
17 52 (0.73%) BGP
18 50 (0.70%) SSL
19 49 (0.69%) OSPF
20 45 (0.63%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 750 (10.54%) SQL Server
2 402 (5.65%) MySQL
3 286 (4.02%) Power BI
4 278 (3.91%) Relational Database
5 261 (3.67%) PostgreSQL
6 234 (3.29%) Data Warehouse
7 195 (2.74%) MongoDB
8 176 (2.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 162 (2.28%) Tableau
10 153 (2.15%) NoSQL
11 149 (2.09%) Redis
12 146 (2.05%) Big Data
13 122 (1.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 103 (1.45%) Azure SQL Database
15 83 (1.17%) MariaDB
16 71 (1.00%) Apache Cassandra
16 71 (1.00%) Data Mining
16 71 (1.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 70 (0.98%) Amazon RDS
17 70 (0.98%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 612 (8.60%) Git (software)
2 394 (5.53%) JIRA
3 344 (4.83%) Jenkins
4 152 (2.14%) Visual Studio
5 126 (1.77%) Selenium
6 112 (1.57%) Team Foundation Server
7 98 (1.38%) Gradle
8 81 (1.14%) Cucumber
9 75 (1.05%) Maven
10 69 (0.97%) GitLab
11 63 (0.88%) TeamCity
12 54 (0.76%) JUnit
13 52 (0.73%) webpack
14 48 (0.67%) Bitbucket
15 47 (0.66%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 43 (0.60%) JMeter
16 43 (0.60%) Subversion
17 39 (0.55%) IntelliJ
17 39 (0.55%) Mocha
18 37 (0.52%) SpecFlow
General
1 1,374 (19.30%) Finance
2 470 (6.60%) Marketing
3 340 (4.78%) Retail
4 278 (3.91%) Banking
5 240 (3.37%) Public Sector
6 233 (3.27%) Telecoms
7 217 (3.05%) Games
8 214 (3.01%) Law
9 181 (2.54%) Legal
10 176 (2.47%) Manufacturing
11 148 (2.08%) Aerospace
12 125 (1.76%) Electronics
13 72 (1.01%) Back Office
14 69 (0.97%) Automotive
15 67 (0.94%) Advertising
16 66 (0.93%) Pharmaceutical
17 60 (0.84%) Financial Institution
17 60 (0.84%) Front Office
18 52 (0.73%) Digital Economy
19 46 (0.65%) Military
Job Titles
1 1,742 (24.47%) Developer
2 970 (13.63%) Analyst
3 378 (5.31%) Senior Developer
4 374 (5.25%) Software Engineer
5 326 (4.58%) DevOps Engineer
6 296 (4.16%) Architect
7 262 (3.68%) Business Analyst
8 244 (3.43%) Support Engineer
9 234 (3.29%) IT Support
10 228 (3.20%) Consultant
11 220 (3.09%) Java Developer
12 214 (3.01%) Software Developer
13 199 (2.80%) .NET Developer
14 194 (2.73%) Support Analyst
15 183 (2.57%) IT Engineer
16 178 (2.50%) Full Stack Developer
17 172 (2.42%) Administrator
18 159 (2.23%) PHP Developer
19 152 (2.14%) Project Manager
20 147 (2.06%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 774 (10.87%) .NET
2 722 (10.14%) HTML
3 614 (8.62%) CSS
4 473 (6.64%) React
5 374 (5.25%) AngularJS
6 367 (5.16%) REST
7 332 (4.66%) Web Services
8 316 (4.44%) Node.js
9 230 (3.23%) RESTful
10 224 (3.15%) ASP.NET
11 222 (3.12%) XML
12 217 (3.05%) Kafka
13 214 (3.01%) HTML5
14 205 (2.88%) jQuery
15 203 (2.85%) Vue.js
16 189 (2.65%) JSON
17 184 (2.58%) Spring
18 175 (2.46%) .NET Core
19 149 (2.09%) .NET Framework
20 127 (1.78%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 1,993 (28.00%) Analytical Skills
2 535 (7.52%) User Experience
3 460 (6.46%) Self-Motivation
4 419 (5.89%) Management Information System
5 254 (3.57%) Mobile App
6 213 (2.99%) Algorithms
7 196 (2.75%) Data Centre
8 173 (2.43%) Greenfield Project
9 155 (2.18%) Data Structures
10 125 (1.76%) Virtual Team
11 116 (1.63%) Enterprise Software
12 110 (1.55%) Driving Licence
13 96 (1.35%) Public Cloud
14 84 (1.18%) Linux Command Line
15 83 (1.17%) Client/Server
16 76 (1.07%) Life Science
17 73 (1.03%) Analytical Mindset
18 62 (0.87%) NHS
19 60 (0.84%) Enterprise Cloud
20 56 (0.79%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 988 (13.88%) Windows
2 969 (13.61%) Linux
3 383 (5.38%) Windows Server
4 221 (3.10%) Windows 10
5 199 (2.80%) Unix
6 172 (2.42%) Android
7 136 (1.91%) Windows Server 2012
8 134 (1.88%) Apple iOS
9 108 (1.52%) Windows Server 2016
10 105 (1.47%) Windows 7
11 56 (0.79%) Windows Server 2019
12 48 (0.67%) Ubuntu
13 43 (0.60%) Mac OS
14 42 (0.59%) Windows Server 2008
15 39 (0.55%) CentOS
16 37 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 23 (0.32%) Mac OS X
18 20 (0.28%) Embedded Linux
19 15 (0.21%) AIX
20 14 (0.20%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,202 (30.93%) Agile Software Development
2 1,065 (14.96%) DevOps
3 789 (11.08%) Software Engineering
4 781 (10.97%) Computer Science
5 612 (8.60%) Analytics
6 607 (8.53%) Project Management
7 558 (7.84%) Scrum
8 546 (7.67%) Business Intelligence
9 539 (7.57%) ITIL
10 505 (7.09%) Decision-Making
11 497 (6.98%) Mentoring
12 469 (6.59%) Test Automation
13 455 (6.39%) Continuous Improvement
14 428 (6.01%) Microservices
15 425 (5.97%) Stakeholder Management
16 398 (5.59%) Time Management
17 389 (5.46%) Mathematics
18 370 (5.20%) SDLC
19 352 (4.94%) Machine Learning
20 348 (4.89%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 1,507 (21.17%) SQL
2 1,153 (16.20%) JavaScript
3 1,074 (15.09%) Python
4 939 (13.19%) Java
5 886 (12.45%) C#
6 400 (5.62%) PHP
7 376 (5.28%) TypeScript
8 337 (4.73%) PowerShell
9 336 (4.72%) C++
10 319 (4.48%) C
11 279 (3.92%) Go
12 228 (3.20%) Bash Shell
13 207 (2.91%) T-SQL
14 192 (2.70%) Ruby
15 108 (1.52%) Perl
16 99 (1.39%) R
17 92 (1.29%) PL/SQL
18 91 (1.28%) Java 8
19 80 (1.12%) ES6
20 79 (1.11%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 1,342 (18.85%) Degree
2 343 (4.82%) Security Cleared
3 337 (4.73%) Computer Science Degree
4 217 (3.05%) Cisco Certification
4 217 (3.05%) SC Cleared
5 189 (2.65%) Network+ Certification
6 151 (2.12%) CCNA
7 147 (2.06%) CompTIA Security+
8 144 (2.02%) Microsoft Certification
9 126 (1.77%) A+ Certification
10 125 (1.76%) Linux+ Certification
11 89 (1.25%) DV Cleared
12 85 (1.19%) CISSP
13 77 (1.08%) CCNP
13 77 (1.08%) Master's Degree
14 68 (0.96%) AWS Certification
14 68 (0.96%) Server+ Certification
15 64 (0.90%) MCSE
15 64 (0.90%) PhD
16 56 (0.79%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 471 (6.62%) QA
2 250 (3.51%) SLA
3 210 (2.95%) GDPR
4 91 (1.28%) Data Quality
5 78 (1.10%) PMO
6 76 (1.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 46 (0.65%) NIST
8 38 (0.53%) PCI DSS
9 27 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 25 (0.35%) Cyber Essentials
11 20 (0.28%) COBIT
12 18 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 16 (0.22%) ISO 9001
14 15 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
15 13 (0.18%) GxP
16 10 (0.14%) BS25999
16 10 (0.14%) HIPAA
17 9 (0.13%) IEC 61508
17 9 (0.13%) MiFID
18 8 (0.11%) Actionable Recommendations
System Software
1 680 (9.55%) Docker
2 589 (8.27%) Active Directory
3 306 (4.30%) VMware Infrastructure
4 142 (1.99%) Hyper-V
5 68 (0.96%) XenApp
6 60 (0.84%) vSphere
7 57 (0.80%) VMware ESXi
8 55 (0.77%) Virtual Machines
9 42 (0.59%) Firmware
10 40 (0.56%) XenDesktop
11 29 (0.41%) Virtual Servers
12 24 (0.34%) BitLocker
12 24 (0.34%) VMware NSX
13 17 (0.24%) HDFS
14 15 (0.21%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 15 (0.21%) NFS
15 14 (0.20%) Virtual Desktop
16 10 (0.14%) Oracle RAC
16 10 (0.14%) VMware Workstation
17 9 (0.13%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 546 (7.67%) Kubernetes
2 355 (4.99%) Terraform
3 275 (3.86%) Ansible
4 241 (3.39%) Opscode Chef
5 235 (3.30%) Puppet
6 106 (1.49%) SCCM
7 88 (1.24%) Prometheus
8 78 (1.10%) Grafana
9 55 (0.77%) Microsoft Intune
10 31 (0.44%) SCOM
11 25 (0.35%) Kibana
12 22 (0.31%) logstash
13 18 (0.25%) Microsoft Clustering
13 18 (0.25%) Packer
13 18 (0.25%) Single Sign-On
14 17 (0.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 17 (0.24%) vCenter Server
15 16 (0.22%) IBM BigFix
16 14 (0.20%) WSUS
17 13 (0.18%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 1,393 (19.57%) Microsoft
2 398 (5.59%) VMware
3 367 (5.16%) Oracle
4 310 (4.35%) Cisco
5 270 (3.79%) Google
6 175 (2.46%) Citrix
6 175 (2.46%) SAP
7 168 (2.36%) Salesforce.com
8 114 (1.60%) SaltStack
9 84 (1.18%) Adobe
10 81 (1.14%) IBM
11 80 (1.12%) Veeam
12 73 (1.03%) Apple
13 72 (1.01%) ServiceNow
13 72 (1.01%) Splunk
14 60 (0.84%) Databricks
15 57 (0.80%) New Relic
16 56 (0.79%) PagerDuty
17 51 (0.72%) Red Hat
18 47 (0.66%) Juniper