Period
to 29 July 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 29 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Problem-Solving
UK > England
6 months to
29 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 18 24 21
Rank change year-on-year +6 -3 -3
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 11,100 5,792 13,476
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 11.11% 9.12% 10.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.82% 9.82% 10.93%
Number of salaries quoted 6,221 4,307 9,493
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,500 £26,250
25th Percentile £37,500 £35,846 £32,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
75th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £63,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £80,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% +6.38% -1.05%

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 93,916 59,007 123,346
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 93.96% 92.89% 92.67%
Number of salaries quoted 64,812 48,345 99,243
10th Percentile £32,750 £32,500 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £38,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £76,250 £75,000 £71,250
90th Percentile £93,750 £91,250 £87,500
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 29 July 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 29 July 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 +11 4,736 £62,500 - 783
South East +9 1,979 £50,000 - 413
North of England +2 1,441 £45,000 +7.14% 494
Midlands +2 1,149 £45,000 +5.88% 331
South West +4 953 £45,000 +12.50% 239
West Midlands +2 795 £45,000 +4.65% 210
North West +5 749 £46,500 +9.41% 264
East of England +5 652 £40,000 -5.88% 202
Yorkshire +2 557 £46,500 +16.25% 172
East Midlands +4 348 £40,750 +8.67% 118
North East -2 139 £36,750 -8.13% 58
Problem-Solving
UK

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 5,024 (45.26%) Social Skills
2 3,921 (35.32%) Agile Software Development
3 3,011 (27.13%) Analytical Skills
4 2,348 (21.15%) SQL
5 2,219 (19.99%) Finance
6 2,067 (18.62%) JavaScript
7 2,020 (18.20%) Microsoft
8 1,875 (16.89%) Degree
9 1,765 (15.90%) Azure
10 1,752 (15.78%) Python
11 1,723 (15.52%) Java
12 1,721 (15.50%) Software Engineering
13 1,695 (15.27%) DevOps
14 1,688 (15.21%) AWS
15 1,375 (12.39%) Linux
16 1,297 (11.68%) Windows
17 1,245 (11.22%) C#
18 1,236 (11.14%) Docker
18 1,236 (11.14%) Analytics
19 1,216 (10.95%) React
20 1,205 (10.86%) Scrum
21 1,175 (10.59%) HTML
22 1,173 (10.57%) Computer Science
23 1,152 (10.38%) .NET
24 1,136 (10.23%) User Experience
25 1,106 (9.96%) CSS
26 1,040 (9.37%) Project Management
27 995 (8.96%) Kubernetes
28 966 (8.70%) Git (software)
29 932 (8.40%) SQL Server

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
1 270 (2.43%) Confluence
2 256 (2.31%) SharePoint
3 189 (1.70%) CMS
4 183 (1.65%) Elasticsearch
5 125 (1.13%) Apache
6 124 (1.12%) MS Exchange
7 105 (0.95%) nginx
8 92 (0.83%) IIS
9 89 (0.80%) Apache Spark
10 86 (0.77%) WebLogic
11 83 (0.75%) WordPress
12 75 (0.68%) SAS
13 59 (0.53%) Tomcat
14 47 (0.42%) Skype for Business
15 43 (0.39%) Apache Solr
16 35 (0.32%) Apache Airflow
17 32 (0.29%) Cloud Foundry
18 31 (0.28%) Headless CMS
19 30 (0.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
20 28 (0.25%) Drupal
Applications
1 726 (6.54%) Microsoft Office
2 519 (4.68%) Microsoft Excel
3 174 (1.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 120 (1.08%) MS Visio
5 85 (0.77%) Figma
5 85 (0.77%) Sketch
6 62 (0.56%) Microsoft Project
7 59 (0.53%) InVision
8 39 (0.35%) Photoshop
9 36 (0.32%) Simulink
10 34 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
11 28 (0.25%) Campfire
12 19 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
13 15 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 14 (0.13%) Chatbot
14 14 (0.13%) SPSS
15 12 (0.11%) InDesign
16 7 (0.063%) AutoCAD
17 6 (0.054%) Adobe XD
17 6 (0.054%) Gephi
Business Applications
1 72 (0.65%) Distributed Ledger
2 57 (0.51%) Payment Gateway
3 53 (0.48%) NetSuite
4 51 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
5 50 (0.45%) Magento
6 43 (0.39%) R3 Corda
7 29 (0.26%) Shopify
8 26 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
9 25 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
10 23 (0.21%) SAP S/4HANA
11 22 (0.20%) Sentinel
12 19 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
13 18 (0.16%) Oracle ERP
14 15 (0.14%) IBM Planning Analytics
14 15 (0.14%) Maximo
15 14 (0.13%) Primavera
15 14 (0.13%) SAP Business One
15 14 (0.13%) SAP FI
15 14 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
16 11 (0.099%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 1,765 (15.90%) Azure
2 1,688 (15.21%) AWS
3 715 (6.44%) Microsoft 365
4 633 (5.70%) SaaS
5 518 (4.67%) Serverless
6 508 (4.58%) GCP
7 493 (4.44%) Power Platform
8 390 (3.51%) GitHub
9 237 (2.14%) AWS Lambda
10 213 (1.92%) PaaS
11 178 (1.60%) Amazon EKS
12 156 (1.41%) Cloud Computing
13 149 (1.34%) AWS CloudFormation
14 142 (1.28%) npm
15 140 (1.26%) Pulumi
16 118 (1.06%) IaaS
17 115 (1.04%) Amazon S3
18 108 (0.97%) Datadog
19 106 (0.95%) Amazon EC2
20 105 (0.95%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 382 (3.44%) Firewall
2 276 (2.49%) DNS
3 242 (2.18%) HTTP
4 240 (2.16%) TCP/IP
5 232 (2.09%) Internet
6 203 (1.83%) VPN
7 183 (1.65%) Wireless
8 167 (1.50%) WAN
9 164 (1.48%) LAN
10 159 (1.43%) DHCP
11 151 (1.36%) Network Security
12 128 (1.15%) Broadband
13 116 (1.05%) Wi-Fi
14 78 (0.70%) VoIP
15 75 (0.68%) SSL
16 68 (0.61%) SAN
17 64 (0.58%) Skype
18 50 (0.45%) MPLS
19 47 (0.42%) Remote Desktop
20 41 (0.37%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 932 (8.40%) SQL Server
2 556 (5.01%) MySQL
3 495 (4.46%) Relational Database
4 494 (4.45%) PostgreSQL
5 449 (4.05%) Power BI
6 410 (3.69%) Big Data
7 362 (3.26%) MongoDB
8 347 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
9 331 (2.98%) NoSQL
10 279 (2.51%) Redis
11 274 (2.47%) Tableau
12 200 (1.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 177 (1.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 174 (1.57%) Oracle Database
15 173 (1.56%) Azure SQL Database
16 150 (1.35%) RDBMS
17 136 (1.23%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 130 (1.17%) MariaDB
19 122 (1.10%) Data Lake
20 113 (1.02%) BigQuery
Development Applications
1 966 (8.70%) Git (software)
2 825 (7.43%) JIRA
3 681 (6.14%) Jenkins
4 213 (1.92%) GitLab
5 210 (1.89%) Selenium
6 198 (1.78%) Visual Studio
7 164 (1.48%) webpack
8 152 (1.37%) Maven
9 142 (1.28%) Cucumber
10 128 (1.15%) Bitbucket
11 125 (1.13%) JUnit
12 114 (1.03%) Team Foundation Server
13 98 (0.88%) Gradle
14 96 (0.86%) gulp
15 82 (0.74%) TeamCity
16 77 (0.69%) git-flow
17 66 (0.59%) Cypress.io
18 65 (0.59%) Subversion
19 63 (0.57%) JMeter
20 58 (0.52%) SpecFlow
General
1 5,024 (45.26%) Social Skills
2 3,011 (27.13%) Analytical Skills
3 2,219 (19.99%) Finance
4 819 (7.38%) Marketing
5 642 (5.78%) Retail
6 577 (5.20%) Organisational Skills
7 480 (4.32%) Banking
8 366 (3.30%) Presentation Skills
9 361 (3.25%) Games
10 347 (3.13%) Manufacturing
11 345 (3.11%) Public Sector
12 323 (2.91%) Law
13 313 (2.82%) Telecoms
14 284 (2.56%) Influencing Skills
15 254 (2.29%) Legal
16 197 (1.77%) Pharmaceutical
17 194 (1.75%) Inclusion and Diversity
18 157 (1.41%) Advertising
19 146 (1.32%) Electronics
20 138 (1.24%) Documentation Skills
Job Titles
1 2,664 (24.00%) Developer
2 1,464 (13.19%) Analyst
3 937 (8.44%) Software Engineer
4 458 (4.13%) DevOps Engineer
5 454 (4.09%) Senior Developer
6 397 (3.58%) Java Developer
7 387 (3.49%) Business Analyst
8 379 (3.41%) Architect
9 327 (2.95%) Senior Software Engineer
10 289 (2.60%) Consultant
10 289 (2.60%) Support Engineer
11 274 (2.47%) Support Analyst
12 270 (2.43%) Full Stack Developer
13 268 (2.41%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 257 (2.32%) Software Developer
15 254 (2.29%) IT Support
16 246 (2.22%) .NET Developer
17 238 (2.14%) Designer
18 225 (2.03%) Junior
19 209 (1.88%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,216 (10.95%) React
2 1,175 (10.59%) HTML
3 1,152 (10.38%) .NET
4 1,106 (9.96%) CSS
5 814 (7.33%) REST
6 764 (6.88%) Node.js
7 697 (6.28%) AngularJS
8 486 (4.38%) Spring
9 443 (3.99%) Web Services
10 400 (3.60%) RESTful
11 397 (3.58%) GraphQL
12 385 (3.47%) Vue.js
13 358 (3.23%) HTML5
14 321 (2.89%) .NET Core
15 316 (2.85%) jQuery
16 298 (2.68%) Kafka
17 272 (2.45%) Redux
18 271 (2.44%) XML
19 250 (2.25%) Middleware
20 243 (2.19%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 1,136 (10.23%) User Experience
2 825 (7.43%) Self-Motivation
3 530 (4.77%) Management Information System
4 364 (3.28%) Mobile App
5 336 (3.03%) Algorithms
6 201 (1.81%) Data Structures
7 197 (1.77%) Enterprise Software
8 196 (1.77%) Virtual Team
9 184 (1.66%) Data Centre
10 157 (1.41%) Analytical Mindset
11 144 (1.30%) Driving Licence
12 138 (1.24%) Social Media
13 136 (1.23%) Derivative
14 130 (1.17%) Cloud Native
15 128 (1.15%) Life Science
16 123 (1.11%) Greenfield Project
17 109 (0.98%) Linux Command Line
18 108 (0.97%) Client/Server
18 108 (0.97%) Public Cloud
19 103 (0.93%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 1,375 (12.39%) Linux
2 1,297 (11.68%) Windows
3 388 (3.50%) Windows Server
4 344 (3.10%) Android
5 297 (2.68%) Unix
6 287 (2.59%) Apple iOS
7 277 (2.50%) Windows 10
8 110 (0.99%) Windows Server 2012
9 107 (0.96%) Windows 7
10 102 (0.92%) Windows Server 2016
11 69 (0.62%) Windows Server 2019
12 53 (0.48%) CentOS
13 51 (0.46%) Ubuntu
14 48 (0.43%) Mac OS
15 39 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
16 38 (0.34%) Embedded Linux
17 37 (0.33%) Solaris
18 34 (0.31%) Mac OS X
19 33 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
20 31 (0.28%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,921 (35.32%) Agile Software Development
2 1,721 (15.50%) Software Engineering
3 1,695 (15.27%) DevOps
4 1,236 (11.14%) Analytics
5 1,205 (10.86%) Scrum
6 1,173 (10.57%) Computer Science
7 1,040 (9.37%) Project Management
8 867 (7.81%) Mentoring
9 857 (7.72%) Microservices
10 829 (7.47%) SDLC
11 794 (7.15%) Business Intelligence
12 793 (7.14%) Decision-Making
13 737 (6.64%) Test Automation
14 720 (6.49%) Full Stack Development
15 713 (6.42%) Continuous Improvement
16 711 (6.41%) TDD
17 710 (6.40%) ITIL
18 696 (6.27%) Time Management
19 615 (5.54%) Continuous Integration
20 585 (5.27%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2,348 (21.15%) SQL
2 2,067 (18.62%) JavaScript
3 1,752 (15.78%) Python
4 1,723 (15.52%) Java
5 1,245 (11.22%) C#
6 699 (6.30%) TypeScript
7 606 (5.46%) PHP
8 503 (4.53%) PowerShell
9 494 (4.45%) C
10 467 (4.21%) C++
11 410 (3.69%) Go
12 326 (2.94%) Bash Shell
13 293 (2.64%) Ruby
14 289 (2.60%) T-SQL
15 287 (2.59%) Java 8
16 178 (1.60%) ES6
17 176 (1.59%) PL/SQL
18 171 (1.54%) Kotlin
19 151 (1.36%) Groovy
20 119 (1.07%) R
Qualifications
1 1,875 (16.89%) Degree
2 683 (6.15%) Security Cleared
3 530 (4.77%) Computer Science Degree
4 504 (4.54%) SC Cleared
5 197 (1.77%) Cisco Certification
6 168 (1.51%) Microsoft Certification
7 147 (1.32%) Network+ Certification
8 146 (1.32%) CCNA
9 145 (1.31%) PhD
10 107 (0.96%) CompTIA Security+
11 102 (0.92%) A+ Certification
12 98 (0.88%) Master's Degree
13 97 (0.87%) Linux+ Certification
14 79 (0.71%) CISSP
14 79 (0.71%) Numerate Degree
15 76 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
16 75 (0.68%) AWS Certification
16 75 (0.68%) DV Cleared
17 59 (0.53%) ISEB
17 59 (0.53%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 675 (6.08%) QA
2 402 (3.62%) SLA
3 314 (2.83%) GDPR
4 170 (1.53%) Data Quality
5 168 (1.51%) Accessibility
6 115 (1.04%) PMO
7 110 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 73 (0.66%) PCI DSS
9 46 (0.41%) WCAG
10 37 (0.33%) ECSS
10 37 (0.33%) MISRA
10 37 (0.33%) MISRA C
11 36 (0.32%) Cyber Essentials
12 28 (0.25%) Good Clinical Practice
13 27 (0.24%) NIST
14 23 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 21 (0.19%) COBIT
15 21 (0.19%) NEBOSH
16 17 (0.15%) GMP
17 16 (0.14%) Actionable Recommendations
System Software
1 1,236 (11.14%) Docker
2 663 (5.97%) Active Directory
3 260 (2.34%) VMware Infrastructure
4 161 (1.45%) Hyper-V
5 76 (0.68%) Virtual Machines
6 71 (0.64%) vSphere
7 69 (0.62%) XenApp
8 68 (0.61%) Firmware
9 47 (0.42%) XenDesktop
10 31 (0.28%) Virtual Servers
11 30 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
12 18 (0.16%) Virtual Desktop
13 15 (0.14%) HDFS
14 14 (0.13%) BitLocker
15 13 (0.12%) Microsoft App-V
15 13 (0.12%) Oracle RAC
16 12 (0.11%) VMware NSX
17 11 (0.099%) Terminal Services
18 10 (0.090%) Microsoft Virtual Server
19 8 (0.072%) NFS
Systems Management
1 995 (8.96%) Kubernetes
2 815 (7.34%) Terraform
3 459 (4.14%) Ansible
4 284 (2.56%) Opscode Chef
5 283 (2.55%) Puppet
6 175 (1.58%) Prometheus
7 151 (1.36%) Grafana
8 148 (1.33%) SCCM
9 107 (0.96%) Microsoft Intune
10 42 (0.38%) Istio
10 42 (0.38%) Kibana
11 33 (0.30%) Single Sign-On
12 28 (0.25%) SCOM
13 25 (0.23%) Graphite
14 24 (0.22%) Hadoop YARN
15 21 (0.19%) WSUS
16 19 (0.17%) Active Directory Federation Services
17 18 (0.16%) Cisco CUCM
18 17 (0.15%) Docker Swarm
18 17 (0.15%) Rancher
Vendors
1 2,020 (18.20%) Microsoft
2 612 (5.51%) Google
3 549 (4.95%) Oracle
4 390 (3.51%) VMware
5 309 (2.78%) Salesforce.com
6 301 (2.71%) Cisco
7 274 (2.47%) SAP
8 193 (1.74%) Citrix
9 162 (1.46%) ServiceNow
10 133 (1.20%) SaltStack
11 112 (1.01%) Apple
12 111 (1.00%) Adobe
13 106 (0.95%) IBM
14 97 (0.87%) Splunk
15 95 (0.86%) Instagram
16 75 (0.68%) EMC
17 73 (0.66%) Databricks
18 72 (0.65%) Atlassian
19 68 (0.61%) New Relic
20 61 (0.55%) Veeam