Period
to 16 December 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 16 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Problem-Solving
UK > England
6 months to
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 20 17 19
Rank change year-on-year -3 +2 -2
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 14,757 16,767 15,407
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 10.04% 10.05% 8.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.95% 10.93% 9.65%
Number of salaries quoted 10,638 11,590 12,659
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +1.63%
10th Percentile £25,216 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £78,750 £75,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +3.45%

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 134,744 153,414 159,702
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 91.67% 91.91% 91.31%
Number of salaries quoted 107,576 122,828 133,601
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,500 £28,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £80,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £48,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +3.09% +2.11%

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 16 December 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 16 December 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 6,655 £60,000 +9.09% 754
South East 0 2,812 £45,000 +12.50% 444
North of England -3 1,922 £40,000 - 519
Midlands +1 1,289 £42,500 +6.25% 325
East of England +4 1,183 £42,500 - 223
North West -1 1,065 £42,500 +6.25% 298
South West -5 854 £42,500 +2.41% 218
West Midlands +3 799 £42,500 +6.25% 183
Yorkshire -7 668 £40,000 - 171
East Midlands +2 485 £42,500 +13.33% 141
North East +9 190 £43,653 +11.93% 50
Problem-Solving
UK

For the 6 months to 16 December 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 5,233 (35.46%) Analytical Skills
2 4,991 (33.82%) Agile Software Development
3 3,708 (25.13%) SQL
4 3,705 (25.11%) Finance
5 3,117 (21.12%) Degree
6 3,109 (21.07%) Microsoft
7 2,535 (17.18%) C#
8 2,518 (17.06%) Windows
9 2,488 (16.86%) JavaScript
10 2,403 (16.28%) Java
11 2,275 (15.42%) SQL Server
12 2,118 (14.35%) .NET
13 1,856 (12.58%) HTML
14 1,627 (11.03%) Project Management
15 1,608 (10.90%) Linux
16 1,571 (10.65%) Python
17 1,568 (10.63%) Computer Science
18 1,466 (9.93%) Software Engineering
19 1,457 (9.87%) CSS
20 1,450 (9.83%) Scrum
21 1,436 (9.73%) Amazon AWS
22 1,411 (9.56%) ITIL
23 1,383 (9.37%) Microsoft Azure
24 1,303 (8.83%) Analytics
25 1,252 (8.48%) Self-Motivation
26 1,231 (8.34%) Active Directory
27 1,218 (8.25%) DevOps
28 1,171 (7.94%) TDD
29 1,170 (7.93%) Git (software)
30 1,111 (7.53%) Continuous Improvement

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
1 406 (2.75%) SharePoint
2 371 (2.51%) MS Exchange
3 299 (2.03%) CMS
4 243 (1.65%) Confluence
5 240 (1.63%) IIS
6 212 (1.44%) Elasticsearch
7 203 (1.38%) Apache
8 184 (1.25%) Tomcat
9 170 (1.15%) Apache Spark
10 153 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2010
11 129 (0.87%) Skype for Business
12 123 (0.83%) WordPress
13 113 (0.77%) SAS
14 99 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2013
15 89 (0.60%) JBoss
16 79 (0.54%) EPiServer
16 79 (0.54%) OpenStack
17 77 (0.52%) BizTalk Server
18 59 (0.40%) WebSphere
19 54 (0.37%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 1,053 (7.14%) Microsoft Office
2 709 (4.80%) Microsoft Excel
3 297 (2.01%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 221 (1.50%) MS Visio
5 203 (1.38%) Microsoft Project
6 146 (0.99%) Photoshop
7 66 (0.45%) Adobe Illustrator
8 55 (0.37%) InVision
9 38 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
10 34 (0.23%) SPSS
11 25 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 22 (0.15%) Adobe After Effects
12 22 (0.15%) AutoCAD
13 15 (0.10%) Chatbot
14 13 (0.088%) Simulink
15 10 (0.068%) Flinto
16 9 (0.061%) InDesign
16 9 (0.061%) OmniGraffle
17 6 (0.041%) Adobe Premiere
17 6 (0.041%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 254 (1.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 120 (0.81%) Dynamics AX
3 75 (0.51%) Magento
4 70 (0.47%) NetSuite
5 64 (0.43%) Dynamics NAV
6 46 (0.31%) Oracle Applications
7 38 (0.26%) Oracle Financials
8 37 (0.25%) SAP S/4HANA
9 36 (0.24%) Eloqua
10 35 (0.24%) Distributed Ledger
11 30 (0.20%) Oracle ERP
12 28 (0.19%) Oracle Payables
13 26 (0.18%) Oracle Receivables
13 26 (0.18%) Salesforce.com CRM
14 21 (0.14%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
14 21 (0.14%) Scribe Insight
15 19 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
16 18 (0.12%) Shopify
17 15 (0.10%) Payment Gateway
18 14 (0.095%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 1,436 (9.73%) Amazon AWS
2 1,383 (9.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 799 (5.41%) Office 365
4 503 (3.41%) SaaS
5 221 (1.50%) PaaS
6 181 (1.23%) GitHub
7 168 (1.14%) Google Cloud Platform
8 166 (1.12%) Cloud Computing
9 133 (0.90%) IaaS
10 105 (0.71%) Amazon EC2
11 104 (0.70%) npm
12 95 (0.64%) Dynamics 365
13 90 (0.61%) Amazon S3
14 89 (0.60%) Serverless
15 81 (0.55%) Azure Active Directory
16 65 (0.44%) AWS CloudFormation
17 62 (0.42%) AWS Lambda
18 57 (0.39%) G Suite
19 52 (0.35%) Google Analytics
19 52 (0.35%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 877 (5.94%) Firewall
2 509 (3.45%) TCP/IP
3 482 (3.27%) Internet
4 471 (3.19%) WAN
5 455 (3.08%) LAN
6 423 (2.87%) DNS
7 310 (2.10%) VPN
8 291 (1.97%) VoIP
9 272 (1.84%) Network Security
10 252 (1.71%) DHCP
11 247 (1.67%) HTTP
12 227 (1.54%) SAN
13 222 (1.50%) Wi-Fi
14 220 (1.49%) Wireless
15 168 (1.14%) Ethernet
16 157 (1.06%) MPLS
17 135 (0.91%) Cisco ASA
17 135 (0.91%) OSPF
18 126 (0.85%) Skype
19 125 (0.85%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,275 (15.42%) SQL Server
2 706 (4.78%) Big Data
3 662 (4.49%) MySQL
4 630 (4.27%) Relational Database
5 486 (3.29%) NoSQL
6 461 (3.12%) MongoDB
7 424 (2.87%) Data Warehouse
8 408 (2.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 387 (2.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 342 (2.32%) PostgreSQL
11 255 (1.73%) Hadoop
12 246 (1.67%) Power BI
13 229 (1.55%) SQL Server 2016
14 219 (1.48%) RDBMS
15 206 (1.40%) SQL Server 2008
16 197 (1.33%) SQL Server 2012
17 189 (1.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 178 (1.21%) Oracle Database
19 131 (0.89%) DB2
19 131 (0.89%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 1,170 (7.93%) Git (software)
2 638 (4.32%) JIRA
3 576 (3.90%) Visual Studio
4 495 (3.35%) Jenkins
5 475 (3.22%) Team Foundation Server
6 348 (2.36%) Selenium
7 250 (1.69%) Maven
8 213 (1.44%) TeamCity
9 201 (1.36%) Subversion
10 165 (1.12%) Cucumber
11 161 (1.09%) Octopus Deploy
12 152 (1.03%) Protractor
13 148 (1.00%) gulp
14 139 (0.94%) webpack
15 138 (0.94%) JUnit
16 103 (0.70%) WebDriver
17 100 (0.68%) Mocha
18 90 (0.61%) Axure RP
19 87 (0.59%) Karma Test Runner
20 82 (0.56%) Bitbucket
General
1 3,705 (25.11%) Finance
2 1,049 (7.11%) Retail
3 1,034 (7.01%) Banking
4 826 (5.60%) Marketing
5 479 (3.25%) Telecoms
6 414 (2.81%) Investment Banking
7 390 (2.64%) Manufacturing
8 317 (2.15%) Financial Institution
9 303 (2.05%) Legal
10 284 (1.92%) Games
11 247 (1.67%) Electronics
12 224 (1.52%) Law
13 204 (1.38%) Advertising
14 203 (1.38%) Back Office
15 193 (1.31%) Front Office
16 183 (1.24%) Automotive
17 130 (0.88%) Billing
18 109 (0.74%) Publishing
19 107 (0.73%) Pharmaceutical
20 92 (0.62%) French Language
Job Titles
1 3,780 (25.61%) Developer
2 2,661 (18.03%) Analyst
3 750 (5.08%) .NET Developer
4 710 (4.81%) Architect
5 684 (4.64%) Senior Developer
6 675 (4.57%) Consultant
7 667 (4.52%) Business Analyst
8 664 (4.50%) C# Developer
9 657 (4.45%) Java Developer
10 615 (4.17%) Support Analyst
11 599 (4.06%) Software Engineer
12 581 (3.94%) Support Engineer
13 493 (3.34%) Project Manager
14 489 (3.31%) Software Developer
15 405 (2.74%) C# .NET Developer
16 382 (2.59%) IT Support
17 379 (2.57%) Applications Support
18 364 (2.47%) Junior
19 350 (2.37%) Graduate
20 335 (2.27%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,118 (14.35%) .NET
2 1,856 (12.58%) HTML
3 1,457 (9.87%) CSS
4 1,088 (7.37%) AngularJS
5 1,018 (6.90%) Web Services
6 876 (5.94%) ASP.NET
7 740 (5.01%) HTML5
8 736 (4.99%) RESTful
9 733 (4.97%) REST
10 593 (4.02%) XML
11 583 (3.95%) jQuery
12 545 (3.69%) Spring
13 538 (3.65%) React
14 537 (3.64%) Node.js
15 453 (3.07%) ASP.NET Web API
16 451 (3.06%) .NET Framework
17 413 (2.80%) SOAP
18 387 (2.62%) WCF
19 355 (2.41%) CSS3
20 351 (2.38%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 5,233 (35.46%) Analytical Skills
2 1,252 (8.48%) Self-Motivation
3 868 (5.88%) User Experience
4 740 (5.01%) Management Information System
5 451 (3.06%) Fintech
6 402 (2.72%) Data Centre
7 374 (2.53%) Algorithms
7 374 (2.53%) Mobile App
8 369 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
9 314 (2.13%) Data Structures
10 301 (2.04%) Greenfield Project
11 295 (2.00%) Cyberthreat
12 225 (1.52%) Virtual Team
13 165 (1.12%) Driving Licence
14 158 (1.07%) Fixed Income
15 145 (0.98%) Analytical Mindset
16 128 (0.87%) Linux Command Line
17 125 (0.85%) Equities
18 112 (0.76%) Hedge funds
19 108 (0.73%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 2,518 (17.06%) Windows
2 1,608 (10.90%) Linux
3 948 (6.42%) Windows Server
4 699 (4.74%) Unix
5 474 (3.21%) Windows 10
6 445 (3.02%) Windows 7
7 387 (2.62%) Windows Server 2008
8 313 (2.12%) Android
9 304 (2.06%) Windows Server 2012
10 295 (2.00%) Apple iOS
11 204 (1.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 100 (0.68%) Windows 8
13 95 (0.64%) Mac OS X
14 94 (0.64%) Windows Server 2003
15 89 (0.60%) AIX
16 76 (0.52%) Ubuntu
17 62 (0.42%) CentOS
18 57 (0.39%) Mac OS
19 51 (0.35%) Windows XP
20 47 (0.32%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 4,991 (33.82%) Agile Software Development
2 1,627 (11.03%) Project Management
3 1,568 (10.63%) Computer Science
4 1,466 (9.93%) Software Engineering
5 1,450 (9.83%) Scrum
6 1,411 (9.56%) ITIL
7 1,303 (8.83%) Analytics
8 1,218 (8.25%) DevOps
9 1,171 (7.94%) TDD
10 1,111 (7.53%) Continuous Improvement
11 1,078 (7.31%) Test Automation
12 1,031 (6.99%) OO
13 1,022 (6.93%) Stakeholder Management
14 993 (6.73%) SDLC
15 982 (6.65%) MVC
16 958 (6.49%) Mentoring
17 941 (6.38%) Continuous Integration
18 864 (5.85%) Decision-Making
19 856 (5.80%) Business Intelligence
20 778 (5.27%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 3,708 (25.13%) SQL
2 2,535 (17.18%) C#
3 2,488 (16.86%) JavaScript
4 2,403 (16.28%) Java
5 1,571 (10.65%) Python
6 866 (5.87%) C++
7 700 (4.74%) PowerShell
8 677 (4.59%) T-SQL
9 548 (3.71%) PHP
10 518 (3.51%) C
11 381 (2.58%) Bash Shell
12 316 (2.14%) Perl
13 290 (1.97%) Shell Script
14 263 (1.78%) PL/SQL
14 263 (1.78%) Ruby
15 219 (1.48%) Java 8
16 198 (1.34%) VB.NET
17 187 (1.27%) Scala
18 182 (1.23%) TypeScript
19 181 (1.23%) R
Qualifications
1 3,117 (21.12%) Degree
2 690 (4.68%) Computer Science Degree
3 507 (3.44%) Security Cleared
4 443 (3.00%) Cisco Certification
5 395 (2.68%) Microsoft Certification
6 351 (2.38%) SC Cleared
7 260 (1.76%) CCNA
8 258 (1.75%) CISSP
9 252 (1.71%) MCSE
10 239 (1.62%) CCNP
11 193 (1.31%) PMI Certification
12 160 (1.08%) ITIL Certification
13 143 (0.97%) ISEB
14 141 (0.96%) MCSA
15 135 (0.91%) PMP
16 117 (0.79%) Master's Degree
17 114 (0.77%) ISTQB
18 107 (0.73%) DV Cleared
18 107 (0.73%) PhD
19 104 (0.70%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 833 (5.64%) QA
2 502 (3.40%) SLA
3 272 (1.84%) PMO
4 265 (1.80%) Data Quality
5 218 (1.48%) GDPR
6 216 (1.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 72 (0.49%) PCI DSS
8 51 (0.35%) COBIT
9 50 (0.34%) Cyber Essentials
10 47 (0.32%) MiFID
11 35 (0.24%) HIPAA
12 32 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 31 (0.21%) ISO 9001
14 26 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 23 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 20000
16 12 (0.081%) BS7799
17 10 (0.068%) PSD2
18 9 (0.061%) GxP
18 9 (0.061%) SEPA
19 8 (0.054%) WCAG
System Software
1 1,231 (8.34%) Active Directory
2 590 (4.00%) Docker
3 544 (3.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 285 (1.93%) Hyper-V
5 161 (1.09%) VMware ESXi
6 103 (0.70%) Virtual Machines
7 89 (0.60%) XenApp
8 85 (0.58%) vSphere
9 80 (0.54%) Firmware
10 47 (0.32%) XenDesktop
11 46 (0.31%) BitLocker
12 34 (0.23%) HDFS
13 33 (0.22%) Terminal Services
14 28 (0.19%) Microsoft App-V
15 24 (0.16%) Terminal Server
15 24 (0.16%) Xen
16 22 (0.15%) VirtualBox
17 20 (0.14%) KVM
17 20 (0.14%) Virtual Servers
17 20 (0.14%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 370 (2.51%) Ansible
2 365 (2.47%) Puppet
3 328 (2.22%) Kubernetes
4 293 (1.99%) SCCM
5 251 (1.70%) Opscode Chef
6 171 (1.16%) Terraform
7 109 (0.74%) Nagios
8 101 (0.68%) SCOM
9 80 (0.54%) WSUS
10 60 (0.41%) Stealthwatch
11 53 (0.36%) Packer
12 51 (0.35%) Grafana
13 48 (0.33%) RSA Security Analytics
14 40 (0.27%) Cisco CUCM
15 38 (0.26%) Backup Exec
15 38 (0.26%) Microsoft Intune
15 38 (0.26%) Tivoli
16 37 (0.25%) ZABBIX
17 36 (0.24%) Salt
18 35 (0.24%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 3,109 (21.07%) Microsoft
2 989 (6.70%) Oracle
3 850 (5.76%) VMware
4 728 (4.93%) Cisco
5 401 (2.72%) SAP
6 399 (2.70%) Citrix
7 396 (2.68%) Google
8 316 (2.14%) Salesforce.com
9 292 (1.98%) Tableau
10 259 (1.76%) HP
11 240 (1.63%) CheckPoint
12 203 (1.38%) Splunk
13 198 (1.34%) Red Hat
14 157 (1.06%) IBM
15 154 (1.04%) Apple
16 152 (1.03%) Adobe
17 146 (0.99%) Symantec
18 142 (0.96%) Juniper
19 136 (0.92%) ServiceNow
20 128 (0.87%) Palo Alto