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

Problem-Solving
UK > England
6 months to
18 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 17 18 18
Rank change year-on-year +1 0 +3
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 16,198 15,361 16,764
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 10.07% 9.49% 8.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.10% 10.47% 9.92%
Number of salaries quoted 11,653 11,837 13,814
England median annual salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.44% - +3.45%
10th Percentile £25,750 £24,000 £23,500
90th Percentile £78,750 £75,000 £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 145,916 146,705 168,991
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 90.70% 90.59% 89.99%
Number of salaries quoted 118,152 120,328 142,183
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.09% +2.11%
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +2.15%

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 June 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 June 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 +3 7,056 £55,000 - 918
South East -1 2,914 £45,000 +12.50% 459
North of England +2 2,237 £40,000 +6.67% 463
Midlands +7 1,524 £40,000 - 283
East of England +2 1,245 £45,000 +5.88% 236
North West +2 1,236 £40,000 +6.67% 259
South West 0 1,195 £42,500 +6.25% 216
West Midlands +8 952 £40,000 +6.67% 163
Yorkshire +1 817 £42,500 +13.33% 155
East Midlands +3 567 £40,000 -1.84% 120
North East 0 185 £40,000 +14.29% 49
Problem-Solving
UK

For the 6 months to 18 June 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 5,664 (34.97%) Analytical Skills
2 5,415 (33.43%) Agile Software Development
3 4,627 (28.57%) Finance
4 4,446 (27.45%) SQL
5 3,656 (22.57%) Degree
6 3,169 (19.56%) Microsoft
7 2,959 (18.27%) Java
8 2,879 (17.77%) JavaScript
9 2,864 (17.68%) C#
10 2,661 (16.43%) Windows
11 2,645 (16.33%) SQL Server
12 2,490 (15.37%) .NET
13 2,234 (13.79%) HTML
14 2,138 (13.20%) Linux
15 1,868 (11.53%) Computer Science
16 1,757 (10.85%) Software Engineering
17 1,727 (10.66%) Python
18 1,662 (10.26%) CSS
19 1,629 (10.06%) Project Management
20 1,592 (9.83%) Banking
21 1,586 (9.79%) Self-Motivation
22 1,568 (9.68%) ITIL
23 1,566 (9.67%) TDD
24 1,561 (9.64%) Scrum
25 1,444 (8.91%) Test Automation
26 1,437 (8.87%) SDLC
27 1,398 (8.63%) AngularJS
28 1,341 (8.28%) Analytics
29 1,331 (8.22%) Amazon AWS
30 1,309 (8.08%) MVC

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
1 379 (2.34%) SharePoint
2 357 (2.20%) CMS
3 351 (2.17%) IIS
4 343 (2.12%) Apache Spark
5 339 (2.09%) MS Exchange
6 270 (1.67%) Elasticsearch
7 257 (1.59%) Apache
8 219 (1.35%) Confluence
9 182 (1.12%) Tomcat
10 143 (0.88%) Skype for Business
11 138 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2010
12 124 (0.77%) WebSphere
13 115 (0.71%) SAS
14 114 (0.70%) JBoss
15 112 (0.69%) WordPress
16 102 (0.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 95 (0.59%) BizTalk Server
17 95 (0.59%) EPiServer
18 93 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2013
19 91 (0.56%) nginx
Applications
1 1,097 (6.77%) Microsoft Office
2 777 (4.80%) Microsoft Excel
3 271 (1.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 173 (1.07%) MS Visio
5 135 (0.83%) Microsoft Project
6 115 (0.71%) Photoshop
7 64 (0.40%) Adobe Illustrator
8 62 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
9 38 (0.23%) SPSS
10 37 (0.23%) InVision
11 35 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 18 (0.11%) Adobe After Effects
12 18 (0.11%) InDesign
13 15 (0.093%) Simulink
14 12 (0.074%) Stata
15 9 (0.056%) Chatbot
16 8 (0.049%) Acrobat
16 8 (0.049%) Adobe Premiere
16 8 (0.049%) Weka
17 7 (0.043%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 182 (1.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 176 (1.09%) Dynamics NAV
3 106 (0.65%) Dynamics AX
4 99 (0.61%) NetSuite
5 75 (0.46%) Oracle EBS
6 59 (0.36%) Magento
7 58 (0.36%) Oracle EBS R12
8 47 (0.29%) SAP MM
9 46 (0.28%) Eloqua
10 44 (0.27%) SAP CO
10 44 (0.27%) SAP FI
10 44 (0.27%) SAP FI/CO
11 40 (0.25%) Maximo
12 33 (0.20%) SAP SD
13 32 (0.20%) Oracle Financials
14 31 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
15 30 (0.19%) SAP Hybris
16 29 (0.18%) SAP QM
17 27 (0.17%) Markit EDM
17 27 (0.17%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 1,331 (8.22%) Amazon AWS
2 1,280 (7.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 623 (3.85%) Office 365
4 476 (2.94%) SaaS
5 202 (1.25%) PaaS
6 175 (1.08%) Cloud Computing
7 169 (1.04%) GitHub
8 158 (0.98%) IaaS
9 142 (0.88%) Google Cloud Platform
10 132 (0.81%) npm
11 102 (0.63%) Serverless
12 93 (0.57%) Dynamics 365
13 87 (0.54%) Google Analytics
14 77 (0.48%) Amazon EC2
15 53 (0.33%) AWS CloudFormation
16 48 (0.30%) Amazon S3
17 42 (0.26%) Adobe Analytics
18 39 (0.24%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 39 (0.24%) AWS Lambda
19 32 (0.20%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 754 (4.65%) Firewall
2 499 (3.08%) TCP/IP
3 455 (2.81%) Internet
4 452 (2.79%) DNS
5 406 (2.51%) WAN
6 382 (2.36%) LAN
7 321 (1.98%) Wireless
8 318 (1.96%) VPN
9 309 (1.91%) HTTP
10 295 (1.82%) DHCP
11 266 (1.64%) SAN
12 237 (1.46%) Network Security
13 227 (1.40%) VoIP
14 170 (1.05%) MPLS
15 152 (0.94%) Cisco ASA
16 148 (0.91%) BGP
17 142 (0.88%) Wi-Fi
18 136 (0.84%) OSPF
19 129 (0.80%) Cisco Nexus
20 127 (0.78%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,645 (16.33%) SQL Server
2 1,277 (7.88%) Big Data
3 773 (4.77%) Relational Database
4 663 (4.09%) NoSQL
5 628 (3.88%) MySQL
6 527 (3.25%) MongoDB
7 481 (2.97%) Data Warehouse
8 469 (2.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 445 (2.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 400 (2.47%) Hadoop
11 312 (1.93%) Oracle Database
12 300 (1.85%) PostgreSQL
13 241 (1.49%) SQL Server 2008
14 238 (1.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 232 (1.43%) RDBMS
16 215 (1.33%) Power BI
17 177 (1.09%) SQL Server 2012
18 170 (1.05%) Apache Cassandra
19 167 (1.03%) SQL Server 2016
20 152 (0.94%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1,233 (7.61%) Git (software)
2 760 (4.69%) JIRA
3 656 (4.05%) Jenkins
4 563 (3.48%) Visual Studio
5 488 (3.01%) Team Foundation Server
6 480 (2.96%) Selenium
7 326 (2.01%) Subversion
8 293 (1.81%) JUnit
9 269 (1.66%) Maven
10 227 (1.40%) TeamCity
11 198 (1.22%) Cucumber
12 162 (1.00%) gulp
12 162 (1.00%) Octopus Deploy
13 155 (0.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 153 (0.94%) Bitbucket
15 136 (0.84%) Gradle
16 129 (0.80%) Protractor
17 121 (0.75%) Mocha
18 117 (0.72%) WebDriver
19 115 (0.71%) Mockito
General
1 4,627 (28.57%) Finance
2 1,592 (9.83%) Banking
3 1,089 (6.72%) Retail
4 928 (5.73%) Investment Banking
5 878 (5.42%) Financial Institution
6 767 (4.74%) Marketing
7 466 (2.88%) Manufacturing
8 428 (2.64%) Games
9 403 (2.49%) Legal
10 387 (2.39%) Advertising
11 348 (2.15%) Front Office
12 329 (2.03%) Telecoms
13 308 (1.90%) Electronics
14 242 (1.49%) Law
15 222 (1.37%) Publishing
16 189 (1.17%) Back Office
17 124 (0.77%) Automotive
18 119 (0.73%) Billing
19 77 (0.48%) German Language
20 71 (0.44%) French Language
Job Titles
1 4,498 (27.77%) Developer
2 2,680 (16.55%) Analyst
3 967 (5.97%) .NET Developer
4 873 (5.39%) C# Developer
5 850 (5.25%) Architect
6 818 (5.05%) Consultant
7 781 (4.82%) Java Developer
8 710 (4.38%) Senior Developer
9 681 (4.20%) Software Engineer
10 629 (3.88%) Support Engineer
11 621 (3.83%) Business Analyst
12 616 (3.80%) Support Analyst
13 609 (3.76%) Software Developer
14 490 (3.03%) C# .NET Developer
15 475 (2.93%) Applications Support
16 456 (2.82%) Junior
17 419 (2.59%) Graduate
18 396 (2.44%) IT Support
19 394 (2.43%) Project Manager
20 357 (2.20%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,490 (15.37%) .NET
2 2,234 (13.79%) HTML
3 1,662 (10.26%) CSS
4 1,398 (8.63%) AngularJS
5 1,227 (7.58%) Web Services
6 1,054 (6.51%) ASP.NET
7 946 (5.84%) HTML5
8 824 (5.09%) RESTful
9 743 (4.59%) jQuery
10 737 (4.55%) XML
11 684 (4.22%) REST
12 610 (3.77%) React
13 598 (3.69%) Spring
14 564 (3.48%) .NET Framework
15 561 (3.46%) ASP.NET MVC
16 507 (3.13%) ASP.NET Web API
17 501 (3.09%) Node.js
18 459 (2.83%) CSS3
19 450 (2.78%) WCF
20 379 (2.34%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 5,664 (34.97%) Analytical Skills
2 1,868 (11.53%) Computer Science
3 1,586 (9.79%) Self-Motivation
4 1,115 (6.88%) User Experience
5 841 (5.19%) Management Information System
6 683 (4.22%) Cyberthreat
7 513 (3.17%) Algorithms
8 505 (3.12%) Data Centre
9 468 (2.89%) Fintech
10 384 (2.37%) Mobile App
11 382 (2.36%) Data Structures
12 380 (2.35%) Greenfield Project
13 376 (2.32%) Enterprise Software
14 263 (1.62%) Fixed Income
15 258 (1.59%) Virtual Team
16 256 (1.58%) Equities
17 179 (1.11%) Derivative
18 174 (1.07%) Driving Licence
19 165 (1.02%) Analytical Mindset
20 163 (1.01%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 2,661 (16.43%) Windows
2 2,138 (13.20%) Linux
3 960 (5.93%) Windows Server
4 900 (5.56%) Unix
5 392 (2.42%) Android
6 386 (2.38%) Windows 7
7 355 (2.19%) Windows 10
8 341 (2.11%) Windows Server 2012
9 323 (1.99%) Windows Server 2008
10 286 (1.77%) Apple iOS
11 171 (1.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 130 (0.80%) Windows 8
13 107 (0.66%) CentOS
14 104 (0.64%) Solaris
15 97 (0.60%) Mac OS X
16 88 (0.54%) Ubuntu
17 87 (0.54%) Mac OS
18 86 (0.53%) AIX
19 75 (0.46%) Windows Server 2003
20 51 (0.31%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5,415 (33.43%) Agile Software Development
2 1,757 (10.85%) Software Engineering
3 1,629 (10.06%) Project Management
4 1,568 (9.68%) ITIL
5 1,566 (9.67%) TDD
6 1,561 (9.64%) Scrum
7 1,444 (8.91%) Test Automation
8 1,437 (8.87%) SDLC
9 1,341 (8.28%) Analytics
10 1,309 (8.08%) MVC
11 1,304 (8.05%) OO
12 1,302 (8.04%) DevOps
13 1,196 (7.38%) Continuous Integration
14 1,190 (7.35%) Continuous Improvement
15 1,118 (6.90%) Risk Management
16 989 (6.11%) Stakeholder Management
17 978 (6.04%) Mentoring
18 894 (5.52%) Business Intelligence
19 872 (5.38%) Decision-Making
20 821 (5.07%) Innovative Thinking
Programming Languages
1 4,446 (27.45%) SQL
2 2,959 (18.27%) Java
3 2,879 (17.77%) JavaScript
4 2,864 (17.68%) C#
5 1,727 (10.66%) Python
6 1,073 (6.62%) C++
7 682 (4.21%) T-SQL
8 681 (4.20%) C
9 608 (3.75%) PHP
10 597 (3.69%) PowerShell
11 422 (2.61%) Bash Shell
12 409 (2.53%) Scala
13 378 (2.33%) Perl
14 338 (2.09%) Shell Script
15 306 (1.89%) Ruby
16 291 (1.80%) PL/SQL
17 272 (1.68%) R
18 263 (1.62%) Java 8
19 216 (1.33%) VBA
20 215 (1.33%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 3,656 (22.57%) Degree
2 800 (4.94%) Computer Science Degree
3 498 (3.07%) Security Cleared
4 448 (2.77%) Microsoft Certification
5 381 (2.35%) Cisco Certification
6 276 (1.70%) CISSP
7 273 (1.69%) SC Cleared
8 257 (1.59%) MCSE
9 221 (1.36%) CCNP
10 218 (1.35%) ITIL Certification
11 217 (1.34%) CCNA
12 196 (1.21%) Master's Degree
13 168 (1.04%) ISEB
14 161 (0.99%) CISM
15 156 (0.96%) ISTQB
16 145 (0.90%) PMI Certification
17 143 (0.88%) PhD
18 131 (0.81%) MCSA
19 115 (0.71%) Numerate Degree
20 108 (0.67%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,058 (6.53%) QA
2 589 (3.64%) SLA
3 205 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 194 (1.20%) Data Quality
5 160 (0.99%) GDPR
5 160 (0.99%) PMO
6 114 (0.70%) PCI DSS
7 61 (0.38%) MiFID
8 47 (0.29%) Cyber Essentials
9 46 (0.28%) ISO 9001
10 40 (0.25%) GCP
11 35 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 29 (0.18%) COBIT
13 28 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 28 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 21 (0.13%) ISAE 3402
15 20 (0.12%) HIPAA
15 20 (0.12%) SSAE 16
16 13 (0.080%) DO-178B
17 12 (0.074%) WCAG
System Software
1 1,128 (6.96%) Active Directory
2 557 (3.44%) Docker
3 526 (3.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 320 (1.98%) Hyper-V
5 151 (0.93%) VMware ESXi
6 137 (0.85%) XenApp
7 135 (0.83%) vSphere
8 101 (0.62%) Firmware
9 93 (0.57%) Virtual Machines
10 71 (0.44%) XenDesktop
11 67 (0.41%) HDFS
12 33 (0.20%) Virtual Desktop
13 27 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
13 27 (0.17%) Terminal Services
14 25 (0.15%) vCloud
15 24 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
16 23 (0.14%) XenServer
17 22 (0.14%) VMware NSX
18 21 (0.13%) Virtual Servers
19 18 (0.11%) KVM
Systems Management
1 394 (2.43%) Puppet
2 327 (2.02%) Ansible
3 287 (1.77%) Opscode Chef
4 231 (1.43%) Kubernetes
5 202 (1.25%) SCCM
6 155 (0.96%) Terraform
7 57 (0.35%) Nagios
8 56 (0.35%) SCOM
9 52 (0.32%) Backup Exec
10 51 (0.31%) HockeyApp
11 50 (0.31%) Cisco CUCM
12 45 (0.28%) Kibana
13 38 (0.23%) Failover Clustering
13 38 (0.23%) FortiGate
13 38 (0.23%) Packer
14 35 (0.22%) WSUS
15 33 (0.20%) Cacti
16 32 (0.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
16 32 (0.20%) ZABBIX
17 29 (0.18%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 3,169 (19.56%) Microsoft
2 1,213 (7.49%) Oracle
3 867 (5.35%) VMware
4 697 (4.30%) Cisco
5 579 (3.57%) SAP
6 467 (2.88%) Citrix
7 464 (2.86%) Google
8 313 (1.93%) Salesforce.com
9 294 (1.82%) Tableau
10 273 (1.69%) HP
11 217 (1.34%) Adobe
12 208 (1.28%) IBM
13 198 (1.22%) Sybase
14 162 (1.00%) Splunk
15 161 (0.99%) Red Hat
16 156 (0.96%) Juniper
17 155 (0.96%) Atlassian
18 153 (0.94%) Capita
19 141 (0.87%) Apple
20 138 (0.85%) Veeam