Period
to 18 August 2018

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 18 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Problem-Solving
UK > England
6 months to
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 17 17 18
Rank change year-on-year 0 +1 +1
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 16,310 16,594 16,640
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 10.26% 9.96% 8.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.25% 10.89% 9.84%
Number of salaries quoted 11,532 11,705 13,809
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +1.12%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,000 £23,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £75,900 £77,500
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%

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 144,917 152,416 169,140
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 91.15% 91.50% 90.84%
Number of salaries quoted 116,221 122,232 142,791
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £78,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,690
% change year-on-year - +4.84% +0.40%

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 18 August 2018.

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 18 August 2018. 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 7,441 £60,000 +6.67% 882
South East +1 2,927 £45,000 +9.76% 408
North of England +2 2,230 £40,000 +6.67% 428
Midlands +4 1,393 £40,500 +1.25% 297
East of England 0 1,244 £45,000 +5.88% 220
North West +4 1,222 £40,000 +10.50% 229
South West -2 1,055 £41,000 +2.50% 217
West Midlands +5 845 £40,750 +8.67% 177
Yorkshire -3 836 £41,000 +9.33% 161
East Midlands 0 540 £40,000 - 120
North East -1 173 £42,500 +6.25% 38
Problem-Solving
UK

For the 6 months to 18 August 2018, 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 5,792 (35.51%) Analytical Skills
2 5,553 (34.05%) Agile Software Development
3 4,822 (29.56%) Finance
4 4,472 (27.42%) SQL
5 3,707 (22.73%) Degree
6 3,203 (19.64%) Microsoft
7 2,975 (18.24%) Java
8 2,937 (18.01%) JavaScript
9 2,902 (17.79%) C#
10 2,692 (16.51%) SQL Server
11 2,659 (16.30%) Windows
12 2,524 (15.48%) .NET
13 2,227 (13.65%) HTML
14 2,068 (12.68%) Linux
15 1,964 (12.04%) Computer Science
16 1,827 (11.20%) Python
17 1,733 (10.63%) Banking
18 1,712 (10.50%) Project Management
19 1,647 (10.10%) CSS
20 1,621 (9.94%) Scrum
21 1,596 (9.79%) Software Engineering
22 1,584 (9.71%) TDD
23 1,541 (9.45%) ITIL
24 1,484 (9.10%) Self-Motivation
25 1,470 (9.01%) Amazon AWS
26 1,457 (8.93%) Microsoft Azure
27 1,455 (8.92%) DevOps
28 1,427 (8.75%) SDLC
29 1,425 (8.74%) Analytics
30 1,396 (8.56%) AngularJS

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
1 414 (2.54%) SharePoint
2 372 (2.28%) CMS
3 367 (2.25%) MS Exchange
4 337 (2.07%) IIS
5 332 (2.04%) Apache Spark
6 266 (1.63%) Elasticsearch
7 260 (1.59%) Confluence
8 253 (1.55%) Apache
9 191 (1.17%) Tomcat
10 157 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2010
11 133 (0.82%) Skype for Business
12 120 (0.74%) JBoss
13 118 (0.72%) WordPress
14 115 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2013
15 112 (0.69%) SAS
16 111 (0.68%) EPiServer
17 102 (0.63%) BizTalk Server
18 93 (0.57%) WebSphere
19 92 (0.56%) OpenStack
20 78 (0.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1,082 (6.63%) Microsoft Office
2 768 (4.71%) Microsoft Excel
3 301 (1.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 186 (1.14%) MS Visio
5 183 (1.12%) Microsoft Project
6 101 (0.62%) Photoshop
7 52 (0.32%) Adobe Illustrator
8 49 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
9 34 (0.21%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 34 (0.21%) SPSS
10 33 (0.20%) InVision
11 23 (0.14%) Simulink
12 20 (0.12%) Adobe After Effects
13 17 (0.10%) InDesign
14 10 (0.061%) Adobe Premiere
14 10 (0.061%) Chatbot
15 9 (0.055%) Acrobat
16 8 (0.049%) AutoCAD
17 7 (0.043%) Maya
17 7 (0.043%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 214 (1.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 129 (0.79%) Dynamics AX
3 126 (0.77%) Dynamics NAV
4 112 (0.69%) NetSuite
5 66 (0.40%) Magento
6 61 (0.37%) Oracle EBS
7 49 (0.30%) Eloqua
8 42 (0.26%) Oracle EBS R12
9 36 (0.22%) Oracle Financials
10 32 (0.20%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 32 (0.20%) SAP MM
11 29 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
11 29 (0.18%) SAP FI
12 28 (0.17%) Maximo
12 28 (0.17%) SAP CO
12 28 (0.17%) SAP FI/CO
13 26 (0.16%) SAP SD
14 25 (0.15%) SAP S/4HANA
15 24 (0.15%) Distributed Ledger
16 23 (0.14%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1,470 (9.01%) Amazon AWS
2 1,457 (8.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 675 (4.14%) Office 365
4 435 (2.67%) SaaS
5 217 (1.33%) PaaS
6 214 (1.31%) GitHub
7 196 (1.20%) Cloud Computing
8 153 (0.94%) IaaS
9 142 (0.87%) Google Cloud Platform
10 138 (0.85%) npm
11 100 (0.61%) Serverless
12 98 (0.60%) Dynamics 365
13 95 (0.58%) Amazon EC2
14 74 (0.45%) Google Analytics
15 70 (0.43%) Amazon S3
16 58 (0.36%) AWS CloudFormation
17 49 (0.30%) G Suite
18 45 (0.28%) AWS Lambda
19 44 (0.27%) Amazon CloudWatch
19 44 (0.27%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 822 (5.04%) Firewall
2 533 (3.27%) TCP/IP
3 447 (2.74%) LAN
4 445 (2.73%) Internet
5 440 (2.70%) WAN
6 418 (2.56%) DNS
7 334 (2.05%) VPN
8 268 (1.64%) DHCP
9 258 (1.58%) VoIP
10 257 (1.58%) Wireless
11 246 (1.51%) SAN
12 242 (1.48%) Network Security
13 232 (1.42%) HTTP
14 166 (1.02%) Wi-Fi
15 154 (0.94%) Cisco ASA
16 150 (0.92%) Ethernet
17 143 (0.88%) MPLS
18 129 (0.79%) BGP
19 126 (0.77%) OSPF
20 118 (0.72%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,692 (16.51%) SQL Server
2 1,377 (8.44%) Big Data
3 854 (5.24%) Relational Database
4 729 (4.47%) NoSQL
5 702 (4.30%) MySQL
6 579 (3.55%) MongoDB
7 490 (3.00%) Data Warehouse
8 468 (2.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 461 (2.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 388 (2.38%) Hadoop
11 310 (1.90%) PostgreSQL
12 259 (1.59%) Oracle Database
13 253 (1.55%) RDBMS
14 252 (1.55%) SQL Server 2008
15 231 (1.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 223 (1.37%) SQL Server 2012
17 221 (1.35%) Power BI
18 190 (1.16%) SQL Server 2016
19 172 (1.05%) DB2
20 140 (0.86%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 1,288 (7.90%) Git (software)
2 768 (4.71%) JIRA
3 677 (4.15%) Jenkins
4 607 (3.72%) Visual Studio
5 528 (3.24%) Team Foundation Server
6 500 (3.07%) Selenium
7 296 (1.81%) Subversion
8 288 (1.77%) Maven
9 262 (1.61%) TeamCity
10 257 (1.58%) JUnit
11 227 (1.39%) Cucumber
12 194 (1.19%) Octopus Deploy
13 184 (1.13%) gulp
14 165 (1.01%) Protractor
15 145 (0.89%) webpack
16 136 (0.83%) Mocha
17 128 (0.78%) WebDriver
18 126 (0.77%) Bitbucket
19 125 (0.77%) Karma Test Runner
20 106 (0.65%) Gradle
General
1 4,822 (29.56%) Finance
2 1,733 (10.63%) Banking
3 1,125 (6.90%) Retail
4 1,094 (6.71%) Investment Banking
5 1,038 (6.36%) Financial Institution
6 766 (4.70%) Marketing
7 435 (2.67%) Manufacturing
8 394 (2.42%) Games
9 366 (2.24%) Legal
10 345 (2.12%) Telecoms
11 342 (2.10%) Front Office
12 308 (1.89%) Advertising
13 289 (1.77%) Electronics
14 238 (1.46%) Law
15 206 (1.26%) Back Office
16 181 (1.11%) Publishing
17 149 (0.91%) Automotive
18 108 (0.66%) Billing
19 90 (0.55%) Retail Banking
20 72 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 4,471 (27.41%) Developer
2 2,724 (16.70%) Analyst
3 934 (5.73%) .NET Developer
4 799 (4.90%) Architect
5 794 (4.87%) C# Developer
6 785 (4.81%) Java Developer
7 729 (4.47%) Senior Developer
8 722 (4.43%) Consultant
9 649 (3.98%) Software Engineer
10 627 (3.84%) Business Analyst
11 623 (3.82%) Support Analyst
12 577 (3.54%) Support Engineer
13 566 (3.47%) Software Developer
14 471 (2.89%) Project Manager
15 466 (2.86%) Applications Support
16 458 (2.81%) C# .NET Developer
17 454 (2.78%) Junior
18 443 (2.72%) Graduate
19 414 (2.54%) IT Support
20 375 (2.30%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,524 (15.48%) .NET
2 2,227 (13.65%) HTML
3 1,647 (10.10%) CSS
4 1,396 (8.56%) AngularJS
5 1,154 (7.08%) Web Services
6 1,033 (6.33%) ASP.NET
7 937 (5.74%) HTML5
8 909 (5.57%) RESTful
9 767 (4.70%) REST
10 705 (4.32%) XML
11 702 (4.30%) jQuery
12 672 (4.12%) React
13 611 (3.75%) Spring
14 588 (3.61%) .NET Framework
15 521 (3.19%) Node.js
16 499 (3.06%) ASP.NET Web API
17 482 (2.96%) ASP.NET MVC
18 480 (2.94%) CSS3
19 442 (2.71%) WCF
20 378 (2.32%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5,792 (35.51%) Analytical Skills
2 1,964 (12.04%) Computer Science
3 1,484 (9.10%) Self-Motivation
4 1,068 (6.55%) User Experience
5 888 (5.44%) Cyberthreat
6 796 (4.88%) Management Information System
7 521 (3.19%) Algorithms
8 482 (2.96%) Data Centre
9 463 (2.84%) Fintech
10 434 (2.66%) Data Structures
11 376 (2.31%) Enterprise Software
12 366 (2.24%) Greenfield Project
13 348 (2.13%) Mobile App
14 292 (1.79%) Virtual Team
15 289 (1.77%) Fixed Income
16 256 (1.57%) Equities
17 194 (1.19%) Driving Licence
18 187 (1.15%) Analytical Mindset
19 180 (1.10%) Derivative
20 169 (1.04%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 2,659 (16.30%) Windows
2 2,068 (12.68%) Linux
3 933 (5.72%) Windows Server
4 927 (5.68%) Unix
5 396 (2.43%) Windows 7
6 380 (2.33%) Windows 10
7 339 (2.08%) Windows Server 2008
8 324 (1.99%) Android
9 303 (1.86%) Windows Server 2012
10 251 (1.54%) Apple iOS
11 208 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 112 (0.69%) Windows 8
13 99 (0.61%) CentOS
14 97 (0.59%) Ubuntu
15 96 (0.59%) Mac OS X
16 85 (0.52%) Solaris
17 82 (0.50%) AIX
18 75 (0.46%) Mac OS
19 65 (0.40%) Windows Server 2003
20 51 (0.31%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5,553 (34.05%) Agile Software Development
2 1,712 (10.50%) Project Management
3 1,621 (9.94%) Scrum
4 1,596 (9.79%) Software Engineering
5 1,584 (9.71%) TDD
6 1,541 (9.45%) ITIL
7 1,455 (8.92%) DevOps
8 1,427 (8.75%) SDLC
9 1,425 (8.74%) Analytics
10 1,344 (8.24%) Test Automation
11 1,343 (8.23%) OO
12 1,309 (8.03%) Risk Management
13 1,253 (7.68%) Continuous Improvement
14 1,213 (7.44%) MVC
15 1,203 (7.38%) Continuous Integration
16 1,044 (6.40%) Mentoring
17 1,042 (6.39%) Strategic Thinking
18 1,022 (6.27%) Stakeholder Management
19 1,004 (6.16%) Innovative Thinking
20 985 (6.04%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 4,472 (27.42%) SQL
2 2,975 (18.24%) Java
3 2,937 (18.01%) JavaScript
4 2,902 (17.79%) C#
5 1,827 (11.20%) Python
6 1,086 (6.66%) C++
7 741 (4.54%) T-SQL
8 673 (4.13%) C
9 651 (3.99%) PowerShell
10 585 (3.59%) PHP
11 429 (2.63%) Bash Shell
12 400 (2.45%) Perl
13 376 (2.31%) Scala
13 376 (2.31%) Shell Script
14 300 (1.84%) Java 8
15 296 (1.81%) PL/SQL
15 296 (1.81%) Ruby
16 227 (1.39%) R
17 224 (1.37%) VB.NET
18 222 (1.36%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3,707 (22.73%) Degree
2 866 (5.31%) Computer Science Degree
3 459 (2.81%) Security Cleared
4 423 (2.59%) Microsoft Certification
5 400 (2.45%) Cisco Certification
6 279 (1.71%) CISSP
7 261 (1.60%) SC Cleared
8 260 (1.59%) MCSE
9 236 (1.45%) CCNA
10 221 (1.35%) CCNP
11 220 (1.35%) Master's Degree
12 203 (1.24%) ITIL Certification
13 197 (1.21%) PMI Certification
14 159 (0.97%) ISEB
15 154 (0.94%) CISM
16 146 (0.90%) ISTQB
17 130 (0.80%) PMP
18 125 (0.77%) MCSA
18 125 (0.77%) PhD
19 116 (0.71%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,023 (6.27%) QA
2 574 (3.52%) SLA
3 196 (1.20%) PMO
4 191 (1.17%) Data Quality
5 182 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 177 (1.09%) GDPR
7 103 (0.63%) PCI DSS
8 66 (0.40%) MiFID
9 49 (0.30%) GCP
10 36 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials
11 35 (0.21%) ISO 9001
12 33 (0.20%) COBIT
13 32 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 32 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 18 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 14 (0.086%) MISRA
16 13 (0.080%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
17 12 (0.074%) DO-178B
17 12 (0.074%) ISAE 3402
17 12 (0.074%) WCAG
System Software
1 1,167 (7.16%) Active Directory
2 673 (4.13%) Docker
3 537 (3.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 286 (1.75%) Hyper-V
5 165 (1.01%) VMware ESXi
6 140 (0.86%) XenApp
7 121 (0.74%) Firmware
8 118 (0.72%) vSphere
9 92 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
10 78 (0.48%) XenDesktop
11 65 (0.40%) HDFS
12 45 (0.28%) Virtual Desktop
13 37 (0.23%) Microsoft App-V
14 32 (0.20%) Terminal Services
15 28 (0.17%) BitLocker
16 27 (0.17%) vCloud
17 23 (0.14%) KVM
17 23 (0.14%) VMware NSX
18 21 (0.13%) Virtual Servers
19 18 (0.11%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 432 (2.65%) Puppet
2 389 (2.39%) Ansible
3 359 (2.20%) Kubernetes
4 328 (2.01%) Opscode Chef
5 232 (1.42%) SCCM
6 197 (1.21%) Terraform
7 82 (0.50%) Nagios
8 60 (0.37%) Cisco CUCM
9 57 (0.35%) WSUS
10 52 (0.32%) Backup Exec
10 52 (0.32%) Packer
11 50 (0.31%) Kibana
12 48 (0.29%) ZABBIX
13 45 (0.28%) Salt
13 45 (0.28%) SCOM
14 40 (0.25%) logstash
15 36 (0.22%) Docker Swarm
16 35 (0.21%) Cacti
17 34 (0.21%) FortiGate
17 34 (0.21%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 3,203 (19.64%) Microsoft
2 1,190 (7.30%) Oracle
3 861 (5.28%) VMware
4 731 (4.48%) Cisco
5 510 (3.13%) SAP
6 476 (2.92%) Citrix
7 448 (2.75%) Google
8 326 (2.00%) Salesforce.com
9 288 (1.77%) Tableau
10 272 (1.67%) HP
11 233 (1.43%) Sybase
12 229 (1.40%) Capita
13 211 (1.29%) IBM
14 210 (1.29%) Adobe
15 201 (1.23%) Splunk
16 194 (1.19%) Red Hat
17 162 (0.99%) CheckPoint
18 149 (0.91%) Apple
19 142 (0.87%) ServiceNow
20 133 (0.82%) Atlassian