Period
to 23 April 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 23 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Problem-Solving
UK > England
6 months to
23 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 18 18 17
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 +4
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 15,735 14,772 17,530
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 9.48% 9.16% 9.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.44% 10.13% 10.19%
Number of salaries quoted 11,821 11,795 14,272
England median annual salary £45,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.11% - +4.65%
10th Percentile £26,000 £24,250 £24,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £77,500
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 150,709 145,874 172,021
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 90.81% 90.42% 90.00%
Number of salaries quoted 123,066 121,058 144,553
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.15%
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

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 23 April 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 23 April 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 -2 6,338 £55,000 -3.51% 893
South East -1 3,060 £42,500 +6.25% 468
North of England +3 2,326 £40,000 +6.67% 482
Midlands +10 1,520 £40,000 - 299
East of England 0 1,291 £45,000 +9.76% 260
North West +2 1,286 £40,000 +6.67% 279
South West -3 1,200 £44,000 +10.00% 200
West Midlands +12 958 £40,000 +6.67% 178
Yorkshire +6 875 £42,500 +10.39% 158
East Midlands +9 556 £40,000 -3.61% 120
North East -5 169 £42,000 +20.00% 45
Problem-Solving
UK

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 5,322 (33.82%) Analytical Skills
2 5,115 (32.51%) Agile Software Development
3 4,385 (27.87%) SQL
4 4,008 (25.47%) Finance
5 3,388 (21.53%) Degree
6 3,310 (21.04%) Microsoft
7 2,766 (17.58%) C#
8 2,680 (17.03%) Windows
9 2,668 (16.96%) Java
10 2,622 (16.66%) SQL Server
11 2,556 (16.24%) JavaScript
12 2,399 (15.25%) .NET
13 2,101 (13.35%) Linux
14 2,081 (13.23%) HTML
15 1,787 (11.36%) Software Engineering
16 1,685 (10.71%) Computer Science
17 1,641 (10.43%) Python
18 1,596 (10.14%) CSS
19 1,570 (9.98%) ITIL
20 1,535 (9.76%) Scrum
21 1,518 (9.65%) Self-Motivation
22 1,516 (9.63%) Project Management
23 1,446 (9.19%) Test Automation
24 1,417 (9.01%) TDD
25 1,313 (8.34%) MVC
26 1,251 (7.95%) Web Services
26 1,251 (7.95%) Amazon AWS
27 1,243 (7.90%) SDLC
28 1,239 (7.87%) AngularJS
29 1,238 (7.87%) DevOps

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
1 363 (2.31%) SharePoint
2 350 (2.22%) IIS
3 321 (2.04%) MS Exchange
4 305 (1.94%) Apache Spark
5 296 (1.88%) CMS
6 240 (1.53%) Apache
7 227 (1.44%) Elasticsearch
8 175 (1.11%) Confluence
9 166 (1.05%) Tomcat
10 158 (1.00%) Skype for Business
11 134 (0.85%) WebSphere
12 132 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2010
13 122 (0.78%) SAS
14 104 (0.66%) WordPress
15 97 (0.62%) nginx
16 96 (0.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 95 (0.60%) BizTalk Server
18 94 (0.60%) JBoss
19 89 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2013
20 71 (0.45%) Drupal
Applications
1 1,139 (7.24%) Microsoft Office
2 801 (5.09%) Microsoft Excel
3 228 (1.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 167 (1.06%) MS Visio
5 103 (0.65%) Microsoft Project
6 94 (0.60%) Photoshop
7 56 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
8 48 (0.31%) SPSS
9 45 (0.29%) Adobe Illustrator
10 41 (0.26%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 33 (0.21%) InVision
12 14 (0.089%) Adobe After Effects
12 14 (0.089%) Mathematica
13 11 (0.070%) Chatbot
14 10 (0.064%) InDesign
15 9 (0.057%) Stata
16 8 (0.051%) AutoCAD
16 8 (0.051%) Maya
16 8 (0.051%) Weka
17 7 (0.044%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 208 (1.32%) Dynamics NAV
2 163 (1.04%) Dynamics CRM
3 117 (0.74%) Dynamics AX
4 89 (0.57%) Oracle EBS
5 80 (0.51%) NetSuite
6 75 (0.48%) Magento
7 73 (0.46%) Oracle EBS R12
8 60 (0.38%) SAP Hybris
9 59 (0.37%) SAP FI
10 57 (0.36%) SAP CO
10 57 (0.36%) SAP FI/CO
11 39 (0.25%) Oracle Financials
12 38 (0.24%) Oracle Receivables
13 35 (0.22%) Maximo
14 34 (0.22%) SAP SD
15 31 (0.20%) Oracle Payables
15 31 (0.20%) SAP MM
16 28 (0.18%) Oracle Assets
17 27 (0.17%) Eloqua
17 27 (0.17%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 1,251 (7.95%) Amazon AWS
2 1,145 (7.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 605 (3.84%) Office 365
4 499 (3.17%) SaaS
5 214 (1.36%) PaaS
6 180 (1.14%) Cloud Computing
7 154 (0.98%) GitHub
8 145 (0.92%) IaaS
9 135 (0.86%) Google Cloud Platform
10 102 (0.65%) npm
11 93 (0.59%) Dynamics 365
12 92 (0.58%) Serverless
13 90 (0.57%) Google Analytics
14 65 (0.41%) Amazon EC2
15 47 (0.30%) Amazon S3
16 40 (0.25%) AWS CloudFormation
17 37 (0.24%) Basecamp
17 37 (0.24%) OneDrive
18 36 (0.23%) AdWords
19 34 (0.22%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 719 (4.57%) Firewall
2 492 (3.13%) DNS
3 472 (3.00%) TCP/IP
4 463 (2.94%) Internet
5 367 (2.33%) Wireless
6 362 (2.30%) WAN
7 337 (2.14%) LAN
8 332 (2.11%) HTTP
9 299 (1.90%) DHCP
10 274 (1.74%) VPN
11 224 (1.42%) SAN
12 220 (1.40%) Network Security
13 211 (1.34%) VoIP
14 159 (1.01%) MPLS
15 157 (1.00%) BGP
16 150 (0.95%) Wi-Fi
17 143 (0.91%) Skype
18 139 (0.88%) OSPF
19 118 (0.75%) VLAN
20 106 (0.67%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,622 (16.66%) SQL Server
2 780 (4.96%) Big Data
3 626 (3.98%) MySQL
4 592 (3.76%) Relational Database
5 520 (3.30%) NoSQL
6 513 (3.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 502 (3.19%) Data Warehouse
8 479 (3.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 431 (2.74%) MongoDB
10 348 (2.21%) Hadoop
11 324 (2.06%) Oracle Database
12 298 (1.89%) PostgreSQL
13 281 (1.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 256 (1.63%) SQL Server 2008
15 217 (1.38%) Power BI
16 172 (1.09%) RDBMS
17 167 (1.06%) Apache Cassandra
18 148 (0.94%) SQL Server 2012
19 137 (0.87%) SQL Server 2016
20 130 (0.83%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 1,117 (7.10%) Git (software)
2 785 (4.99%) JIRA
3 619 (3.93%) Jenkins
4 540 (3.43%) Visual Studio
5 454 (2.89%) Team Foundation Server
6 448 (2.85%) Selenium
7 290 (1.84%) Subversion
8 287 (1.82%) JUnit
9 197 (1.25%) Maven
10 193 (1.23%) TeamCity
11 191 (1.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 191 (1.21%) Bitbucket
12 190 (1.21%) Cucumber
13 150 (0.95%) gulp
14 134 (0.85%) Gradle
15 120 (0.76%) Android Studio
16 115 (0.73%) Octopus Deploy
17 114 (0.72%) Mockito
18 113 (0.72%) Calabash
19 104 (0.66%) Grunt
General
1 4,008 (25.47%) Finance
2 1,128 (7.17%) Retail
3 1,058 (6.72%) Banking
4 778 (4.94%) Marketing
5 565 (3.59%) Manufacturing
6 476 (3.03%) Games
7 463 (2.94%) Advertising
8 405 (2.57%) Investment Banking
9 375 (2.38%) Telecoms
10 364 (2.31%) Legal
11 351 (2.23%) Electronics
12 322 (2.05%) Financial Institution
13 297 (1.89%) Front Office
14 265 (1.68%) Publishing
15 229 (1.46%) Law
16 193 (1.23%) Back Office
17 140 (0.89%) Billing
18 119 (0.76%) Automotive
19 78 (0.50%) German Language
20 73 (0.46%) French Language
Job Titles
1 4,311 (27.40%) Developer
2 2,706 (17.20%) Analyst
3 1,000 (6.36%) .NET Developer
4 968 (6.15%) Consultant
5 857 (5.45%) C# Developer
6 830 (5.27%) Architect
7 741 (4.71%) Java Developer
8 697 (4.43%) Support Engineer
9 675 (4.29%) Software Developer
10 666 (4.23%) Software Engineer
11 658 (4.18%) Support Analyst
12 644 (4.09%) Senior Developer
13 611 (3.88%) Business Analyst
14 540 (3.43%) Applications Support
15 534 (3.39%) C# .NET Developer
16 477 (3.03%) Junior
17 419 (2.66%) IT Support
18 386 (2.45%) Graduate
19 381 (2.42%) SQL Developer
20 378 (2.40%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,399 (15.25%) .NET
2 2,081 (13.23%) HTML
3 1,596 (10.14%) CSS
4 1,251 (7.95%) Web Services
5 1,239 (7.87%) AngularJS
6 1,069 (6.79%) ASP.NET
7 808 (5.14%) HTML5
8 737 (4.68%) jQuery
9 695 (4.42%) XML
10 692 (4.40%) RESTful
11 616 (3.91%) REST
12 583 (3.71%) ASP.NET MVC
13 535 (3.40%) Spring
14 529 (3.36%) .NET Framework
15 515 (3.27%) ASP.NET Web API
16 509 (3.23%) Node.js
17 486 (3.09%) React
18 446 (2.83%) WCF
19 373 (2.37%) CSS3
20 367 (2.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 5,322 (33.82%) Analytical Skills
2 1,685 (10.71%) Computer Science
3 1,518 (9.65%) Self-Motivation
4 1,008 (6.41%) User Experience
5 749 (4.76%) Management Information System
6 464 (2.95%) Algorithms
7 460 (2.92%) Fintech
8 457 (2.90%) Data Centre
9 376 (2.39%) Mobile App
10 375 (2.38%) Greenfield Project
11 368 (2.34%) Enterprise Software
12 284 (1.80%) Data Structures
13 228 (1.45%) Equities
14 218 (1.39%) Virtual Team
15 193 (1.23%) Fixed Income
16 167 (1.06%) Linux Command Line
17 163 (1.04%) Driving Licence
18 159 (1.01%) Derivative
19 156 (0.99%) Cyberthreat
20 131 (0.83%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 2,680 (17.03%) Windows
2 2,101 (13.35%) Linux
3 990 (6.29%) Windows Server
4 808 (5.14%) Unix
5 444 (2.82%) Windows 7
6 411 (2.61%) Android
7 353 (2.24%) Windows 10
8 335 (2.13%) Windows Server 2012
9 328 (2.08%) Apple iOS
10 327 (2.08%) Windows Server 2008
11 164 (1.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 154 (0.98%) Windows 8
13 128 (0.81%) CentOS
14 103 (0.65%) AIX
15 94 (0.60%) Solaris
16 88 (0.56%) Ubuntu
17 77 (0.49%) Mac OS
17 77 (0.49%) Mac OS X
18 73 (0.46%) Windows Server 2003
19 51 (0.32%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5,115 (32.51%) Agile Software Development
2 1,787 (11.36%) Software Engineering
3 1,570 (9.98%) ITIL
4 1,535 (9.76%) Scrum
5 1,516 (9.63%) Project Management
6 1,446 (9.19%) Test Automation
7 1,417 (9.01%) TDD
8 1,313 (8.34%) MVC
9 1,243 (7.90%) SDLC
10 1,238 (7.87%) DevOps
11 1,193 (7.58%) Analytics
12 1,155 (7.34%) Continuous Improvement
13 1,151 (7.31%) Continuous Integration
14 1,130 (7.18%) OO
15 1,040 (6.61%) Stakeholder Management
16 958 (6.09%) Business Intelligence
17 863 (5.48%) Mentoring
18 808 (5.14%) Mathematics
19 793 (5.04%) Web Development
20 791 (5.03%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 4,385 (27.87%) SQL
2 2,766 (17.58%) C#
3 2,668 (16.96%) Java
4 2,556 (16.24%) JavaScript
5 1,641 (10.43%) Python
6 1,036 (6.58%) C++
7 730 (4.64%) T-SQL
8 665 (4.23%) C
9 618 (3.93%) PHP
10 505 (3.21%) PowerShell
11 431 (2.74%) Bash Shell
12 372 (2.36%) Ruby
13 352 (2.24%) Perl
14 328 (2.08%) Scala
15 314 (2.00%) PL/SQL
16 297 (1.89%) Shell Script
17 289 (1.84%) R
18 209 (1.33%) Java 8
19 208 (1.32%) VBA
20 200 (1.27%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 3,388 (21.53%) Degree
2 673 (4.28%) Computer Science Degree
3 507 (3.22%) Security Cleared
4 439 (2.79%) Microsoft Certification
5 384 (2.44%) Cisco Certification
6 268 (1.70%) SC Cleared
7 260 (1.65%) CISSP
8 243 (1.54%) ITIL Certification
9 228 (1.45%) CCNA
10 227 (1.44%) CCNP
11 212 (1.35%) MCSE
12 182 (1.16%) ISEB
13 179 (1.14%) ISTQB
14 175 (1.11%) PhD
15 144 (0.92%) CISM
16 127 (0.81%) MCSA
17 125 (0.79%) Master's Degree
18 116 (0.74%) PMI Certification
19 101 (0.64%) Numerate Degree
20 99 (0.63%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,005 (6.39%) QA
2 621 (3.95%) SLA
3 222 (1.41%) Data Quality
4 209 (1.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 157 (1.00%) PMO
6 127 (0.81%) GDPR
7 112 (0.71%) PCI DSS
8 51 (0.32%) MiFID
9 47 (0.30%) ISO 9001
10 35 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials
11 34 (0.22%) GCP
11 34 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 31 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 26 (0.17%) Actionable Recommendations
14 24 (0.15%) COBIT
14 24 (0.15%) ISAE 3402
15 22 (0.14%) SSAE 16
16 20 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
17 17 (0.11%) HIPAA
18 14 (0.089%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1,112 (7.07%) Active Directory
2 515 (3.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 509 (3.23%) Docker
4 330 (2.10%) Hyper-V
5 123 (0.78%) VMware ESXi
6 121 (0.77%) vSphere
7 109 (0.69%) XenApp
8 75 (0.48%) Virtual Machines
9 68 (0.43%) Firmware
10 50 (0.32%) HDFS
11 48 (0.31%) XenDesktop
12 34 (0.22%) Virtual Servers
13 30 (0.19%) Microsoft App-V
14 26 (0.17%) XenServer
15 22 (0.14%) KVM
16 21 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
17 20 (0.13%) BitLocker
18 18 (0.11%) iptables
18 18 (0.11%) Terminal Services
19 17 (0.11%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 400 (2.54%) Puppet
2 332 (2.11%) Ansible
3 297 (1.89%) Opscode Chef
4 225 (1.43%) SCCM
5 192 (1.22%) Kubernetes
6 139 (0.88%) Terraform
7 89 (0.57%) Nagios
8 69 (0.44%) HockeyApp
9 45 (0.29%) SCOM
10 43 (0.27%) Backup Exec
11 40 (0.25%) Cisco CUCM
12 39 (0.25%) Cacti
13 35 (0.22%) FortiGate
14 32 (0.20%) Graphite
15 31 (0.20%) Failover Clustering
15 31 (0.20%) Salt
15 31 (0.20%) Tivoli
16 29 (0.18%) Cobbler
17 27 (0.17%) Kibana
17 27 (0.17%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 3,310 (21.04%) Microsoft
2 1,178 (7.49%) Oracle
3 863 (5.48%) VMware
4 674 (4.28%) Cisco
5 665 (4.23%) SAP
6 531 (3.37%) Google
7 453 (2.88%) Citrix
8 312 (1.98%) Salesforce.com
9 287 (1.82%) HP
10 286 (1.82%) Tableau
11 206 (1.31%) Adobe
12 187 (1.19%) IBM
13 164 (1.04%) Juniper
14 163 (1.04%) Atlassian
15 159 (1.01%) Red Hat
16 146 (0.93%) Apple
17 136 (0.86%) Splunk
18 125 (0.79%) Sophos
18 125 (0.79%) Veeam
19 120 (0.76%) Capita