Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Problem-Solving
UK > England
6 months to
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 17 17 19
Rank change year-on-year 0 +2 -1
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 15,882 16,738 15,732
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 10.42% 10.23% 8.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.44% 11.18% 9.61%
Number of salaries quoted 11,244 11,378 13,032
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,000 £24,525
90th Percentile £78,750 £75,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 138,796 149,766 163,761
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 91.10% 91.56% 90.90%
Number of salaries quoted 111,323 118,944 137,635
England median annual salary £52,225 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.45% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,500 £28,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £78,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,500
% change year-on-year - +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 20 October 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 20 October 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 0 7,398 £60,000 +9.09% 904
South East +1 2,889 £45,000 +5.88% 459
North of England +2 2,053 £40,000 +6.67% 511
Midlands +2 1,314 £42,500 +6.25% 318
East of England +2 1,202 £42,500 - 251
North West +4 1,146 £40,000 +5.26% 283
South West 0 984 £40,000 - 258
West Midlands +2 770 £42,500 +6.25% 184
Yorkshire -4 725 £40,000 +6.67% 148
East Midlands +1 538 £42,500 +13.33% 134
North East +6 183 £42,500 +16.44% 80
Problem-Solving
UK

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 5,650 (35.57%) Analytical Skills
2 5,520 (34.76%) Agile Software Development
3 4,592 (28.91%) Finance
4 4,215 (26.54%) SQL
5 3,482 (21.92%) Degree
6 3,161 (19.90%) Microsoft
7 2,964 (18.66%) JavaScript
8 2,882 (18.15%) Java
9 2,853 (17.96%) C#
10 2,587 (16.29%) Windows
11 2,521 (15.87%) SQL Server
12 2,394 (15.07%) .NET
13 2,206 (13.89%) HTML
14 1,876 (11.81%) Linux
15 1,821 (11.47%) Computer Science
16 1,790 (11.27%) Python
17 1,700 (10.70%) Project Management
18 1,683 (10.60%) CSS
19 1,641 (10.33%) Banking
20 1,616 (10.18%) Scrum
21 1,539 (9.69%) Software Engineering
22 1,504 (9.47%) TDD
23 1,469 (9.25%) Amazon AWS
24 1,453 (9.15%) Analytics
25 1,412 (8.89%) Microsoft Azure
26 1,402 (8.83%) ITIL
27 1,387 (8.73%) DevOps
28 1,384 (8.71%) Self-Motivation
29 1,379 (8.68%) AngularJS
30 1,321 (8.32%) OO

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
1 458 (2.88%) SharePoint
2 375 (2.36%) CMS
3 374 (2.35%) MS Exchange
4 270 (1.70%) Apache Spark
5 265 (1.67%) IIS
6 252 (1.59%) Apache
7 247 (1.56%) Confluence
8 242 (1.52%) Elasticsearch
9 201 (1.27%) Tomcat
10 146 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2010
11 134 (0.84%) Skype for Business
12 131 (0.82%) WordPress
13 117 (0.74%) JBoss
14 111 (0.70%) EPiServer
15 106 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2013
16 105 (0.66%) SAS
17 94 (0.59%) BizTalk Server
18 93 (0.59%) OpenStack
19 78 (0.49%) Sitecore CMS
20 65 (0.41%) Drupal
Applications
1 1,081 (6.81%) Microsoft Office
2 732 (4.61%) Microsoft Excel
3 311 (1.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 223 (1.40%) Microsoft Project
5 198 (1.25%) MS Visio
6 136 (0.86%) Photoshop
7 64 (0.40%) Adobe Illustrator
8 50 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
9 46 (0.29%) InVision
10 26 (0.16%) SPSS
11 25 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 24 (0.15%) Adobe After Effects
13 22 (0.14%) Simulink
14 17 (0.11%) InDesign
15 15 (0.094%) Chatbot
16 11 (0.069%) AutoCAD
17 9 (0.057%) Acrobat
17 9 (0.057%) Adobe Premiere
18 6 (0.038%) InfoPath
18 6 (0.038%) Maya
Business Applications
1 233 (1.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 137 (0.86%) Dynamics AX
3 86 (0.54%) Dynamics NAV
4 80 (0.50%) NetSuite
5 69 (0.43%) Magento
6 54 (0.34%) Eloqua
7 33 (0.21%) Oracle Financials
8 30 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
8 30 (0.19%) SAP S/4HANA
9 28 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
9 28 (0.18%) Scribe Insight
10 24 (0.15%) Oracle EBS R12
11 23 (0.14%) Salesforce.com CRM
12 20 (0.13%) SAP ERP
13 19 (0.12%) Oracle Payables
13 19 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
13 19 (0.12%) SAP MM
14 18 (0.11%) SAP FI
15 17 (0.11%) Oracle ERP
15 17 (0.11%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 1,469 (9.25%) Amazon AWS
2 1,412 (8.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 760 (4.79%) Office 365
4 451 (2.84%) SaaS
5 217 (1.37%) PaaS
6 208 (1.31%) GitHub
7 176 (1.11%) Cloud Computing
8 144 (0.91%) Google Cloud Platform
9 142 (0.89%) npm
10 137 (0.86%) IaaS
11 116 (0.73%) Amazon EC2
12 85 (0.54%) Dynamics 365
13 76 (0.48%) Amazon S3
13 76 (0.48%) Serverless
14 71 (0.45%) Google Analytics
15 69 (0.43%) AWS CloudFormation
16 58 (0.37%) G Suite
17 48 (0.30%) OpenShift
18 46 (0.29%) Route 53
19 45 (0.28%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 865 (5.45%) Firewall
2 531 (3.34%) TCP/IP
3 500 (3.15%) Internet
4 458 (2.88%) LAN
5 453 (2.85%) WAN
6 395 (2.49%) DNS
7 316 (1.99%) VPN
8 253 (1.59%) VoIP
9 244 (1.54%) DHCP
10 238 (1.50%) Network Security
11 234 (1.47%) SAN
12 229 (1.44%) HTTP
13 204 (1.28%) Wireless
14 190 (1.20%) Wi-Fi
15 182 (1.15%) Ethernet
16 150 (0.94%) Cisco ASA
17 144 (0.91%) MPLS
18 126 (0.79%) OSPF
19 120 (0.76%) Skype
20 117 (0.74%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,521 (15.87%) SQL Server
2 1,226 (7.72%) Big Data
3 803 (5.06%) Relational Database
4 740 (4.66%) MySQL
5 688 (4.33%) NoSQL
6 611 (3.85%) MongoDB
7 458 (2.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 424 (2.67%) Data Warehouse
9 416 (2.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 360 (2.27%) PostgreSQL
11 348 (2.19%) Hadoop
12 254 (1.60%) RDBMS
13 246 (1.55%) SQL Server 2012
14 235 (1.48%) SQL Server 2008
15 228 (1.44%) Power BI
16 213 (1.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 207 (1.30%) SQL Server 2016
18 201 (1.27%) Oracle Database
19 193 (1.22%) DB2
20 130 (0.82%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 1,300 (8.19%) Git (software)
2 700 (4.41%) JIRA
3 624 (3.93%) Visual Studio
4 572 (3.60%) Jenkins
5 554 (3.49%) Team Foundation Server
6 466 (2.93%) Selenium
7 295 (1.86%) Maven
8 272 (1.71%) Subversion
9 271 (1.71%) TeamCity
10 210 (1.32%) Cucumber
11 205 (1.29%) Octopus Deploy
12 197 (1.24%) Protractor
13 192 (1.21%) gulp
14 183 (1.15%) JUnit
15 165 (1.04%) webpack
16 142 (0.89%) Mocha
17 136 (0.86%) WebDriver
18 135 (0.85%) Karma Test Runner
19 99 (0.62%) Sinon.JS
19 99 (0.62%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 4,592 (28.91%) Finance
2 1,641 (10.33%) Banking
3 1,053 (6.63%) Retail
4 984 (6.20%) Investment Banking
5 889 (5.60%) Financial Institution
6 846 (5.33%) Marketing
7 396 (2.49%) Telecoms
8 390 (2.46%) Manufacturing
9 349 (2.20%) Games
10 348 (2.19%) Legal
11 293 (1.84%) Front Office
12 255 (1.61%) Electronics
13 245 (1.54%) Law
14 224 (1.41%) Advertising
15 209 (1.32%) Back Office
16 160 (1.01%) Automotive
17 154 (0.97%) Publishing
18 108 (0.68%) Billing
19 93 (0.59%) French Language
20 89 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 4,340 (27.33%) Developer
2 2,673 (16.83%) Analyst
3 847 (5.33%) .NET Developer
4 777 (4.89%) Java Developer
5 770 (4.85%) Senior Developer
6 748 (4.71%) C# Developer
7 747 (4.70%) Architect
8 681 (4.29%) Consultant
9 635 (4.00%) Support Analyst
10 627 (3.95%) Business Analyst
11 625 (3.94%) Software Engineer
12 580 (3.65%) Support Engineer
13 530 (3.34%) Software Developer
14 497 (3.13%) Project Manager
15 428 (2.69%) C# .NET Developer
16 424 (2.67%) Junior
17 418 (2.63%) Graduate
18 416 (2.62%) Applications Support
19 402 (2.53%) IT Support
20 360 (2.27%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,394 (15.07%) .NET
2 2,206 (13.89%) HTML
3 1,683 (10.60%) CSS
4 1,379 (8.68%) AngularJS
5 1,115 (7.02%) Web Services
6 1,006 (6.33%) ASP.NET
7 926 (5.83%) HTML5
8 899 (5.66%) RESTful
9 775 (4.88%) REST
10 707 (4.45%) React
11 706 (4.45%) jQuery
12 647 (4.07%) XML
13 641 (4.04%) Spring
14 563 (3.54%) Node.js
15 545 (3.43%) .NET Framework
16 492 (3.10%) ASP.NET Web API
17 473 (2.98%) CSS3
18 434 (2.73%) ASP.NET MVC
19 422 (2.66%) WCF
20 397 (2.50%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5,650 (35.57%) Analytical Skills
2 1,821 (11.47%) Computer Science
3 1,384 (8.71%) Self-Motivation
4 1,014 (6.38%) User Experience
5 826 (5.20%) Cyberthreat
6 791 (4.98%) Management Information System
7 480 (3.02%) Fintech
8 451 (2.84%) Algorithms
9 409 (2.58%) Data Centre
10 397 (2.50%) Data Structures
11 385 (2.42%) Enterprise Software
12 372 (2.34%) Mobile App
13 333 (2.10%) Greenfield Project
14 270 (1.70%) Virtual Team
15 256 (1.61%) Fixed Income
16 213 (1.34%) Equities
17 194 (1.22%) Driving Licence
18 186 (1.17%) Analytical Mindset
19 152 (0.96%) Linux Command Line
20 151 (0.95%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 2,587 (16.29%) Windows
2 1,876 (11.81%) Linux
3 942 (5.93%) Windows Server
4 838 (5.28%) Unix
5 452 (2.85%) Windows 7
6 428 (2.69%) Windows 10
7 390 (2.46%) Windows Server 2008
8 320 (2.01%) Windows Server 2012
9 301 (1.90%) Android
10 260 (1.64%) Apple iOS
11 207 (1.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 112 (0.71%) Windows 8
13 103 (0.65%) Mac OS X
14 87 (0.55%) CentOS
14 87 (0.55%) Ubuntu
15 79 (0.50%) AIX
16 78 (0.49%) Windows Server 2003
17 57 (0.36%) Mac OS
18 56 (0.35%) Solaris
18 56 (0.35%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5,520 (34.76%) Agile Software Development
2 1,700 (10.70%) Project Management
3 1,616 (10.18%) Scrum
4 1,539 (9.69%) Software Engineering
5 1,504 (9.47%) TDD
6 1,453 (9.15%) Analytics
7 1,402 (8.83%) ITIL
8 1,387 (8.73%) DevOps
9 1,321 (8.32%) OO
10 1,265 (7.96%) Test Automation
11 1,237 (7.79%) Risk Management
12 1,236 (7.78%) SDLC
13 1,214 (7.64%) Continuous Improvement
14 1,180 (7.43%) MVC
15 1,072 (6.75%) Mentoring
16 1,057 (6.66%) Continuous Integration
17 997 (6.28%) Strategic Thinking
18 996 (6.27%) Stakeholder Management
19 934 (5.88%) Decision-Making
20 922 (5.81%) Innovative Thinking
Programming Languages
1 4,215 (26.54%) SQL
2 2,964 (18.66%) JavaScript
3 2,882 (18.15%) Java
4 2,853 (17.96%) C#
5 1,790 (11.27%) Python
6 1,001 (6.30%) C++
7 708 (4.46%) T-SQL
8 675 (4.25%) PowerShell
9 616 (3.88%) PHP
10 541 (3.41%) C
11 412 (2.59%) Bash Shell
12 384 (2.42%) Perl
13 337 (2.12%) Shell Script
14 295 (1.86%) Scala
15 285 (1.79%) Java 8
16 260 (1.64%) PL/SQL
17 255 (1.61%) Ruby
18 219 (1.38%) VB.NET
19 203 (1.28%) VBA
20 189 (1.19%) R
Qualifications
1 3,482 (21.92%) Degree
2 799 (5.03%) Computer Science Degree
3 476 (3.00%) Security Cleared
4 397 (2.50%) Cisco Certification
5 380 (2.39%) Microsoft Certification
6 291 (1.83%) SC Cleared
7 276 (1.74%) CISSP
8 251 (1.58%) MCSE
9 234 (1.47%) CCNA
10 219 (1.38%) CCNP
11 206 (1.30%) PMI Certification
12 187 (1.18%) Master's Degree
13 170 (1.07%) ITIL Certification
14 148 (0.93%) ISEB
15 145 (0.91%) PMP
16 129 (0.81%) MCSA
17 127 (0.80%) CISM
18 121 (0.76%) ISTQB
19 117 (0.74%) PhD
20 110 (0.69%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 967 (6.09%) QA
2 522 (3.29%) SLA
3 229 (1.44%) Data Quality
4 223 (1.40%) PMO
5 196 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 193 (1.22%) GDPR
7 85 (0.54%) PCI DSS
8 65 (0.41%) MiFID
9 43 (0.27%) Cyber Essentials
10 42 (0.26%) COBIT
11 35 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 34 (0.21%) ISO 9001
13 28 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 25 (0.16%) HIPAA
14 25 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 15 (0.094%) WCAG
16 12 (0.076%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
17 9 (0.057%) DO-178B
17 9 (0.057%) GxP
17 9 (0.057%) IEC 61131
System Software
1 1,181 (7.44%) Active Directory
2 664 (4.18%) Docker
3 545 (3.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 284 (1.79%) Hyper-V
5 162 (1.02%) VMware ESXi
6 115 (0.72%) XenApp
7 111 (0.70%) vSphere
8 104 (0.65%) Virtual Machines
9 103 (0.65%) Firmware
10 65 (0.41%) XenDesktop
11 53 (0.33%) HDFS
12 39 (0.25%) Virtual Desktop
13 37 (0.23%) BitLocker
14 34 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
14 34 (0.21%) Terminal Services
15 26 (0.16%) KVM
15 26 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
16 25 (0.16%) vCloud
16 25 (0.16%) VMware NSX
17 22 (0.14%) Xen
Systems Management
1 386 (2.43%) Puppet
2 373 (2.35%) Ansible
3 352 (2.22%) Kubernetes
4 272 (1.71%) Opscode Chef
5 253 (1.59%) SCCM
6 181 (1.14%) Terraform
7 101 (0.64%) Nagios
8 75 (0.47%) WSUS
9 69 (0.43%) SCOM
10 56 (0.35%) Packer
11 55 (0.35%) Cisco CUCM
12 46 (0.29%) Kibana
12 46 (0.29%) RSA Security Analytics
12 46 (0.29%) Salt
13 45 (0.28%) Stealthwatch
13 45 (0.28%) ZABBIX
14 43 (0.27%) Backup Exec
15 38 (0.24%) Grafana
15 38 (0.24%) Microsoft Intune
16 36 (0.23%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 3,161 (19.90%) Microsoft
2 1,035 (6.52%) Oracle
3 864 (5.44%) VMware
4 732 (4.61%) Cisco
5 438 (2.76%) Google
6 434 (2.73%) Citrix
7 417 (2.63%) SAP
8 319 (2.01%) Salesforce.com
9 288 (1.81%) Tableau
10 261 (1.64%) HP
11 222 (1.40%) Sybase
12 209 (1.32%) Red Hat
13 198 (1.25%) CheckPoint
14 193 (1.22%) Splunk
15 186 (1.17%) IBM
16 181 (1.14%) Adobe
17 159 (1.00%) Apple
18 144 (0.91%) ServiceNow
19 142 (0.89%) Juniper
20 133 (0.84%) Symantec