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

Problem-Solving
UK > England
6 months to
30 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 21 21 18
Rank change year-on-year 0 -3 0
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 10,362 13,682 15,625
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 9.49% 9.88% 9.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.32% 10.72% 10.21%
Number of salaries quoted 7,855 10,315 12,183
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,000 £25,750 £26,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £75,800
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +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 100,383 127,635 152,983
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 91.97% 92.21% 92.18%
Number of salaries quoted 80,166 101,559 125,702
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +2.04%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £29,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £82,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%

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 March 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 March 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 -3 4,172 £60,000 - 541
South East 0 2,100 £49,500 +15.12% 373
North of England -1 1,586 £42,500 +6.25% 386
Midlands +3 944 £41,250 +3.13% 288
South West +6 864 £42,500 - 170
North West -1 850 £43,500 +8.75% 208
East of England +5 677 £42,500 - 168
West Midlands -2 616 £42,500 - 172
Yorkshire +6 580 £42,500 +6.25% 115
East Midlands -1 324 £39,250 -1.88% 116
North East +3 156 £40,000 +9.59% 63
South Coast - 1 - -
Problem-Solving
UK

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 3,436 (33.16%) Analytical Skills
2 3,429 (33.09%) Agile Software Development
3 2,422 (23.37%) SQL
4 2,234 (21.56%) Microsoft
5 2,217 (21.40%) Finance
6 2,008 (19.38%) Degree
7 1,905 (18.38%) Windows
8 1,726 (16.66%) JavaScript
9 1,688 (16.29%) C#
10 1,614 (15.58%) Azure
11 1,529 (14.76%) Java
12 1,449 (13.98%) .NET
13 1,363 (13.15%) AWS
14 1,330 (12.84%) SQL Server
15 1,234 (11.91%) Linux
16 1,227 (11.84%) Python
17 1,167 (11.26%) Software Engineering
18 1,148 (11.08%) HTML
19 1,124 (10.85%) Computer Science
20 1,027 (9.91%) Scrum
21 1,009 (9.74%) CSS
22 1,006 (9.71%) DevOps
23 992 (9.57%) Project Management
24 985 (9.51%) Active Directory
25 945 (9.12%) Office 365
26 938 (9.05%) Git (software)
27 896 (8.65%) ITIL
28 829 (8.00%) Self-Motivation
29 795 (7.67%) Analytics
30 768 (7.41%) Test Automation

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
1 340 (3.28%) SharePoint
2 307 (2.96%) Confluence
3 263 (2.54%) MS Exchange
4 183 (1.77%) CMS
5 172 (1.66%) IIS
6 126 (1.22%) Apache
7 95 (0.92%) Apache Spark
8 89 (0.86%) Skype for Business
9 87 (0.84%) Elasticsearch
10 82 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2010
11 59 (0.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 56 (0.54%) Tomcat
13 52 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2013
14 47 (0.45%) WebLogic
15 44 (0.42%) WordPress
16 43 (0.41%) WebSphere
17 36 (0.35%) SAS
18 31 (0.30%) Oracle Service Bus
18 31 (0.30%) Sitecore CMS
19 29 (0.28%) nginx
Applications
1 716 (6.91%) Microsoft Office
2 441 (4.26%) Microsoft Excel
3 166 (1.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 95 (0.92%) Sketch
5 84 (0.81%) MS Visio
6 74 (0.71%) Photoshop
7 72 (0.69%) Microsoft Project
8 67 (0.65%) InVision
9 48 (0.46%) Adobe Illustrator
10 47 (0.45%) Zeplin
11 30 (0.29%) Adobe XD
12 29 (0.28%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 19 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
14 15 (0.14%) Chatbot
15 12 (0.12%) Adobe After Effects
16 9 (0.087%) Acrobat
16 9 (0.087%) Figma
16 9 (0.087%) InDesign
16 9 (0.087%) OrCAD
17 8 (0.077%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 128 (1.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 72 (0.69%) Magento
3 49 (0.47%) Oracle EBS
4 42 (0.41%) Payment Gateway
5 38 (0.37%) NetSuite
5 38 (0.37%) SAP S/4HANA
6 37 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
7 36 (0.35%) Oracle ERP
7 36 (0.35%) Shopify
8 34 (0.33%) Oracle EBS R12
9 29 (0.28%) assyst
10 23 (0.22%) SAP Hybris
11 22 (0.21%) Oracle BPM
11 22 (0.21%) Salesforce.com CRM
12 19 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
13 18 (0.17%) Oracle Payables
14 17 (0.16%) Oracle Financials
15 16 (0.15%) Distributed Ledger
15 16 (0.15%) Oracle Receivables
16 15 (0.14%) Oracle FAH
Cloud Services
1 1,614 (15.58%) Azure
2 1,363 (13.15%) AWS
3 945 (9.12%) Office 365
4 444 (4.28%) SaaS
5 345 (3.33%) Power Platform
6 253 (2.44%) GCP
7 171 (1.65%) Serverless
8 151 (1.46%) PaaS
9 146 (1.41%) Cloud Computing
10 145 (1.40%) GitHub
11 130 (1.25%) Dynamics 365
12 128 (1.24%) IaaS
13 123 (1.19%) Azure Active Directory
14 81 (0.78%) npm
15 70 (0.68%) AWS Lambda
16 66 (0.64%) Amazon S3
17 65 (0.63%) Azure Data Factory
18 64 (0.62%) Amazon EC2
19 48 (0.46%) AWS CloudFormation
20 42 (0.41%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 542 (5.23%) Firewall
2 414 (4.00%) TCP/IP
3 390 (3.76%) DNS
4 373 (3.60%) LAN
5 358 (3.45%) WAN
6 316 (3.05%) Internet
7 273 (2.63%) DHCP
8 259 (2.50%) VPN
9 231 (2.23%) Wireless
10 208 (2.01%) VoIP
11 183 (1.77%) Network Security
12 155 (1.50%) Wi-Fi
13 146 (1.41%) Skype
14 125 (1.21%) BGP
15 124 (1.20%) VLAN
16 113 (1.09%) MPLS
16 113 (1.09%) SAN
17 101 (0.97%) HTTP
18 86 (0.83%) SSL
19 66 (0.64%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,330 (12.84%) SQL Server
2 507 (4.89%) MySQL
3 364 (3.51%) Relational Database
4 311 (3.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 307 (2.96%) Power BI
6 304 (2.93%) Data Warehouse
7 286 (2.76%) NoSQL
8 279 (2.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 278 (2.68%) PostgreSQL
10 243 (2.35%) Big Data
11 237 (2.29%) MongoDB
12 123 (1.19%) Azure SQL Database
12 123 (1.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 121 (1.17%) Hadoop
14 118 (1.14%) Redis
15 102 (0.98%) Oracle Database
15 102 (0.98%) SQL Server 2012
16 98 (0.95%) RDBMS
17 81 (0.78%) QlikView
18 77 (0.74%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 938 (9.05%) Git (software)
2 682 (6.58%) JIRA
3 384 (3.71%) Jenkins
4 319 (3.08%) Visual Studio
5 246 (2.37%) Selenium
6 241 (2.33%) Team Foundation Server
7 151 (1.46%) Bitbucket
8 143 (1.38%) Maven
9 133 (1.28%) TeamCity
10 119 (1.15%) Visual Studio Team System
11 115 (1.11%) Octopus Deploy
12 107 (1.03%) JUnit
13 103 (0.99%) Cucumber
14 99 (0.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 97 (0.94%) Jasmine
16 96 (0.93%) Subversion
17 95 (0.92%) webpack
18 81 (0.78%) Karma Test Runner
19 71 (0.69%) JMeter
20 64 (0.62%) Protractor
General
1 2,217 (21.40%) Finance
2 540 (5.21%) Retail
3 537 (5.18%) Marketing
4 520 (5.02%) Banking
5 376 (3.63%) Legal
6 289 (2.79%) Telecoms
7 275 (2.65%) Public Sector
8 238 (2.30%) Manufacturing
9 198 (1.91%) Games
10 187 (1.80%) Law
11 172 (1.66%) Front Office
12 151 (1.46%) Aerospace
13 131 (1.26%) Electronics
14 113 (1.09%) Automotive
15 104 (1.00%) Back Office
16 85 (0.82%) Financial Institution
17 77 (0.74%) Advertising
18 66 (0.64%) Pharmaceutical
19 65 (0.63%) Investment Banking
20 62 (0.60%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 2,596 (25.05%) Developer
2 1,527 (14.74%) Analyst
3 581 (5.61%) Software Engineer
4 547 (5.28%) Senior Developer
5 456 (4.40%) Architect
6 432 (4.17%) Support Engineer
7 420 (4.05%) Consultant
8 416 (4.01%) C# Developer
9 405 (3.91%) .NET Developer
10 386 (3.73%) Software Developer
11 352 (3.40%) Support Analyst
12 336 (3.24%) Java Developer
13 326 (3.15%) Business Analyst
14 323 (3.12%) Project Manager
15 302 (2.91%) IT Support
16 296 (2.86%) Junior
17 235 (2.27%) Administrator
18 234 (2.26%) Network Engineer
19 228 (2.20%) Applications Support
20 226 (2.18%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,449 (13.98%) .NET
2 1,148 (11.08%) HTML
3 1,009 (9.74%) CSS
4 720 (6.95%) AngularJS
5 567 (5.47%) Web Services
6 548 (5.29%) React
7 488 (4.71%) Node.js
8 485 (4.68%) ASP.NET
8 485 (4.68%) REST
9 416 (4.01%) HTML5
10 404 (3.90%) RESTful
11 393 (3.79%) jQuery
12 345 (3.33%) XML
13 335 (3.23%) .NET Framework
14 308 (2.97%) ASP.NET Web API
15 300 (2.90%) Spring
16 273 (2.63%) .NET Core
17 241 (2.33%) CSS3
18 227 (2.19%) ASP.NET MVC
19 196 (1.89%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 3,436 (33.16%) Analytical Skills
2 829 (8.00%) Self-Motivation
3 666 (6.43%) User Experience
4 467 (4.51%) Management Information System
5 308 (2.97%) Algorithms
6 307 (2.96%) Mobile App
7 278 (2.68%) Data Centre
8 190 (1.83%) Enterprise Software
9 184 (1.78%) Driving Licence
10 181 (1.75%) Data Structures
11 173 (1.67%) Greenfield Project
12 119 (1.15%) Video Conferencing
13 110 (1.06%) Cloud Native
14 101 (0.97%) Virtual Team
15 99 (0.96%) Public Cloud
16 88 (0.85%) Analytical Mindset
17 84 (0.81%) iPad
18 79 (0.76%) Linux Command Line
19 78 (0.75%) Client/Server
20 70 (0.68%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 1,905 (18.38%) Windows
2 1,234 (11.91%) Linux
3 681 (6.57%) Windows Server
4 478 (4.61%) Windows 10
5 438 (4.23%) Unix
6 296 (2.86%) Android
7 285 (2.75%) Apple iOS
8 280 (2.70%) Windows 7
9 248 (2.39%) Windows Server 2012
10 158 (1.52%) Windows Server 2008
11 148 (1.43%) Windows Server 2016
12 119 (1.15%) Mac OS X
13 85 (0.82%) Windows 8
14 71 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 51 (0.49%) Windows Server 2019
16 49 (0.47%) CentOS
17 47 (0.45%) Mac OS
18 45 (0.43%) Windows XP
19 44 (0.42%) Windows Server 2003
20 43 (0.41%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,429 (33.09%) Agile Software Development
2 1,167 (11.26%) Software Engineering
3 1,124 (10.85%) Computer Science
4 1,027 (9.91%) Scrum
5 1,006 (9.71%) DevOps
6 992 (9.57%) Project Management
7 896 (8.65%) ITIL
8 795 (7.67%) Analytics
9 768 (7.41%) Test Automation
10 764 (7.37%) Mentoring
11 744 (7.18%) SDLC
12 708 (6.83%) TDD
13 685 (6.61%) Decision-Making
14 623 (6.01%) Stakeholder Management
15 581 (5.61%) Business Intelligence
16 574 (5.54%) Continuous Integration
17 569 (5.49%) Time Management
18 561 (5.41%) MVC
19 546 (5.27%) Project Delivery
20 534 (5.15%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 2,422 (23.37%) SQL
2 1,726 (16.66%) JavaScript
3 1,688 (16.29%) C#
4 1,529 (14.76%) Java
5 1,227 (11.84%) Python
6 572 (5.52%) C++
7 555 (5.36%) C
8 469 (4.53%) PowerShell
9 373 (3.60%) PHP
10 362 (3.49%) T-SQL
10 362 (3.49%) TypeScript
11 264 (2.55%) Bash Shell
12 242 (2.34%) Ruby
13 162 (1.56%) Java 8
14 158 (1.52%) Go
15 153 (1.48%) Scala
16 130 (1.25%) PL/SQL
16 130 (1.25%) VB.NET
17 128 (1.24%) ES6
18 122 (1.18%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2,008 (19.38%) Degree
2 513 (4.95%) Computer Science Degree
3 418 (4.03%) Security Cleared
4 300 (2.90%) Cisco Certification
5 299 (2.89%) SC Cleared
6 238 (2.30%) Microsoft Certification
7 194 (1.87%) CCNA
8 163 (1.57%) CCNP
9 136 (1.31%) ITIL Certification
10 120 (1.16%) MCSE
11 117 (1.13%) ISTQB
12 108 (1.04%) Master's Degree
13 76 (0.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 72 (0.69%) PhD
15 71 (0.69%) CISSP
15 71 (0.69%) MCSA
15 71 (0.69%) Numerate Degree
16 69 (0.67%) ISEB
17 67 (0.65%) JNCIA
18 58 (0.56%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 596 (5.75%) QA
2 364 (3.51%) SLA
3 169 (1.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 128 (1.24%) Data Quality
5 118 (1.14%) GDPR
6 66 (0.64%) PMO
7 53 (0.51%) PCI DSS
8 36 (0.35%) NIST
9 35 (0.34%) COBIT
10 32 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 20 (0.19%) BS25999
12 16 (0.15%) GxP
13 15 (0.14%) Def Stans
14 14 (0.14%) ISO 22301
15 13 (0.13%) ISO 20022
16 12 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 12 (0.12%) WCAG
17 11 (0.11%) HIPAA
17 11 (0.11%) MiFID
18 10 (0.097%) SEPA
System Software
1 985 (9.51%) Active Directory
2 664 (6.41%) Docker
3 504 (4.86%) VMware Infrastructure
4 222 (2.14%) Hyper-V
5 107 (1.03%) XenApp
6 105 (1.01%) vSphere
7 89 (0.86%) Firmware
8 73 (0.70%) VMware ESXi
9 70 (0.68%) XenDesktop
10 42 (0.41%) Virtual Machines
11 38 (0.37%) BitLocker
12 32 (0.31%) VirtualBox
13 28 (0.27%) NFS
14 25 (0.24%) Virtual Desktop
15 24 (0.23%) Terminal Server
16 18 (0.17%) KVM
17 17 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
18 16 (0.15%) Terminal Services
19 14 (0.14%) Citrix Hypervisor
20 12 (0.12%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 425 (4.10%) Kubernetes
2 248 (2.39%) Ansible
3 247 (2.38%) Terraform
4 241 (2.33%) SCCM
5 166 (1.60%) Puppet
6 113 (1.09%) Opscode Chef
7 63 (0.61%) Microsoft Intune
8 53 (0.51%) Kibana
9 46 (0.44%) Grafana
10 40 (0.39%) Backup Exec
11 39 (0.38%) SCOM
11 39 (0.38%) WSUS
12 37 (0.36%) Single Sign-On
13 33 (0.32%) Nagios
14 32 (0.31%) vCenter Server
15 25 (0.24%) AirWatch
15 25 (0.24%) Cisco Prime
16 22 (0.21%) Cisco CUCM
17 20 (0.19%) FortiGate
18 19 (0.18%) SELinux
Vendors
1 2,234 (21.56%) Microsoft
2 719 (6.94%) VMware
3 570 (5.50%) Oracle
4 529 (5.11%) Cisco
5 269 (2.60%) Google
6 262 (2.53%) Citrix
7 249 (2.40%) Salesforce.com
8 242 (2.34%) Tableau
9 214 (2.07%) SAP
10 176 (1.70%) HP
11 170 (1.64%) Adobe
12 150 (1.45%) IBM
13 138 (1.33%) Apple
14 134 (1.29%) Juniper
15 123 (1.19%) Atlassian
16 101 (0.97%) Dell
17 96 (0.93%) ServiceNow
18 95 (0.92%) Red Hat
19 78 (0.75%) WorldPay
20 76 (0.73%) NetApp