Period
to 22 January 2021

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 22 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Problem-Solving
UK > England
6 months to
22 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 25 19 20
Rank change year-on-year -6 +1 -2
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 4,846 11,700 13,972
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 8.40% 10.04% 9.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.08% 10.90% 10.73%
Number of salaries quoted 4,153 8,929 10,606
Median annual salary £53,000 £50,000 £49,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.00% +2.04% +8.89%
10th Percentile £30,000 £26,250 £25,625
90th Percentile £82,500 £82,500 £80,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +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 53,375 107,382 130,232
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 92.48% 92.12% 92.25%
Number of salaries quoted 43,615 86,710 105,118
Median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,500 £30,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £88,750 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%

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 22 January 2021.

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 22 January 2021. 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 -14 1,719 £65,000 +8.33% 457
North of England -3 928 £45,000 +5.88% 300
South East -8 813 £50,000 +8.70% 267
Midlands -2 599 £45,000 +8.43% 192
North West +2 541 £44,000 +1.15% 172
West Midlands +2 442 £45,000 +8.43% 122
South West -6 398 £45,000 +8.43% 119
Yorkshire -10 324 £50,000 +17.65% 97
East of England -3 319 £52,500 +23.53% 131
East Midlands -6 157 £45,000 +12.50% 68
North East -19 63 £43,750 +9.38% 31
Problem-Solving
UK

For the 6 months to 22 January 2021, 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 1,551 (32.01%) Agile Software Development
2 1,428 (29.47%) Analytical Skills
3 1,080 (22.29%) SQL
4 969 (20.00%) Azure
5 959 (19.79%) Microsoft
6 946 (19.52%) Finance
7 919 (18.96%) Degree
8 892 (18.41%) DevOps
9 791 (16.32%) Python
10 787 (16.24%) JavaScript
11 715 (14.75%) Windows
12 692 (14.28%) C#
13 683 (14.09%) AWS
14 646 (13.33%) Linux
15 642 (13.25%) Java
16 581 (11.99%) .NET
17 580 (11.97%) SQL Server
18 526 (10.85%) HTML
19 520 (10.73%) Software Engineering
20 514 (10.61%) Computer Science
21 494 (10.19%) Git (software)
22 485 (10.01%) Docker
23 449 (9.27%) Scrum
24 431 (8.89%) CSS
25 414 (8.54%) Active Directory
26 410 (8.46%) ITIL
27 400 (8.25%) Kubernetes
28 393 (8.11%) Analytics
29 363 (7.49%) Project Management
30 349 (7.20%) Office 365

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
1 147 (3.03%) SharePoint
2 129 (2.66%) Apache
3 128 (2.64%) Confluence
4 103 (2.13%) CMS
5 73 (1.51%) MS Exchange
6 68 (1.40%) IIS
7 66 (1.36%) WordPress
8 64 (1.32%) Elasticsearch
9 48 (0.99%) Apache Spark
10 32 (0.66%) Skype for Business
11 25 (0.52%) SAS
12 17 (0.35%) nginx
13 16 (0.33%) OpenStack
13 16 (0.33%) Tomcat
14 15 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2013
15 13 (0.27%) EPiServer
16 12 (0.25%) WebSphere
17 11 (0.23%) BizTalk Server
17 11 (0.23%) Drupal
18 10 (0.21%) JBoss
Applications
1 292 (6.03%) Microsoft Office
2 219 (4.52%) Microsoft Excel
3 50 (1.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 48 (0.99%) MS Visio
5 43 (0.89%) Sketch
6 34 (0.70%) Microsoft Project
7 32 (0.66%) InVision
8 22 (0.45%) Figma
9 19 (0.39%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 16 (0.33%) Photoshop
11 12 (0.25%) Simulink
12 11 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
12 11 (0.23%) SPSS
13 8 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
14 7 (0.14%) Adobe XD
15 6 (0.12%) Stata
15 6 (0.12%) Zeplin
16 3 (0.062%) Adobe After Effects
16 3 (0.062%) Marvel
17 2 (0.041%) Flinto
Business Applications
1 55 (1.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 38 (0.78%) Magento
3 31 (0.64%) NetSuite
4 22 (0.45%) OpenCart
5 17 (0.35%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 14 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
6 14 (0.29%) Sentinel
7 13 (0.27%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
8 12 (0.25%) SAP S/4HANA
9 11 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
10 10 (0.21%) Oracle ERP
11 9 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
12 7 (0.14%) Shopify
13 6 (0.12%) JDE EnterpriseOne
13 6 (0.12%) Oracle Assets
13 6 (0.12%) Oracle Payables
13 6 (0.12%) SAP CO
13 6 (0.12%) SAP FI
13 6 (0.12%) SAP FI/CO
13 6 (0.12%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 969 (20.00%) Azure
2 683 (14.09%) AWS
3 349 (7.20%) Office 365
4 216 (4.46%) SaaS
5 201 (4.15%) Power Platform
6 145 (2.99%) GCP
7 91 (1.88%) AWS CloudFormation
8 90 (1.86%) Pulumi
9 78 (1.61%) PaaS
10 76 (1.57%) Cloud Computing
11 72 (1.49%) GitHub
12 70 (1.44%) IaaS
13 65 (1.34%) Serverless
14 62 (1.28%) Azure Active Directory
15 60 (1.24%) Dynamics 365
16 51 (1.05%) Amazon EKS
17 49 (1.01%) Amazon EC2
18 47 (0.97%) Azure Data Factory
19 43 (0.89%) AWS Lambda
19 43 (0.89%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 304 (6.27%) Firewall
2 161 (3.32%) DNS
3 157 (3.24%) TCP/IP
4 132 (2.72%) LAN
5 131 (2.70%) WAN
6 112 (2.31%) VoIP
7 109 (2.25%) VPN
8 101 (2.08%) Network Security
9 99 (2.04%) Wireless
10 93 (1.92%) DHCP
11 89 (1.84%) HTTP
12 85 (1.75%) Internet
13 68 (1.40%) SAN
14 61 (1.26%) Wi-Fi
15 59 (1.22%) Cisco ASA
16 58 (1.20%) OSPF
17 57 (1.18%) BGP
18 55 (1.13%) VLAN
19 44 (0.91%) Skype
20 40 (0.83%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 580 (11.97%) SQL Server
2 299 (6.17%) MySQL
3 219 (4.52%) Relational Database
4 198 (4.09%) PostgreSQL
5 188 (3.88%) Power BI
6 134 (2.77%) MongoDB
7 132 (2.72%) Data Warehouse
8 126 (2.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 118 (2.43%) Big Data
9 118 (2.43%) NoSQL
10 97 (2.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 86 (1.77%) Tableau
12 83 (1.71%) Redis
13 64 (1.32%) Azure SQL Database
14 52 (1.07%) Cosmos DB
14 52 (1.07%) MariaDB
15 51 (1.05%) Data Lake
16 47 (0.97%) Amazon RDS
17 45 (0.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 44 (0.91%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 494 (10.19%) Git (software)
2 277 (5.72%) Jenkins
3 264 (5.45%) JIRA
4 129 (2.66%) Visual Studio
5 114 (2.35%) Team Foundation Server
6 88 (1.82%) Selenium
7 65 (1.34%) TeamCity
8 50 (1.03%) Cucumber
9 44 (0.91%) Gradle
9 44 (0.91%) Maven
10 40 (0.83%) Bitbucket
10 40 (0.83%) JUnit
11 37 (0.76%) IntelliJ
11 37 (0.76%) Subversion
12 34 (0.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 34 (0.70%) Octopus Deploy
13 33 (0.68%) GitLab
14 32 (0.66%) NUnit
15 31 (0.64%) webpack
16 25 (0.52%) SpecFlow
General
1 946 (19.52%) Finance
2 230 (4.75%) Marketing
3 193 (3.98%) Retail
4 167 (3.45%) Banking
5 159 (3.28%) Public Sector
6 148 (3.05%) Aerospace
7 147 (3.03%) Games
7 147 (3.03%) Telecoms
8 105 (2.17%) Legal
9 98 (2.02%) Law
10 97 (2.00%) Manufacturing
11 77 (1.59%) Front Office
12 55 (1.13%) Electronics
13 45 (0.93%) Back Office
13 45 (0.93%) Military
14 44 (0.91%) Automotive
15 37 (0.76%) Digital Economy
16 29 (0.60%) Financial Institution
17 27 (0.56%) Investment Banking
18 23 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1,269 (26.19%) Developer
2 643 (13.27%) Analyst
3 286 (5.90%) DevOps Engineer
4 234 (4.83%) Software Engineer
5 228 (4.70%) Senior Developer
6 202 (4.17%) Architect
7 181 (3.74%) Software Developer
8 175 (3.61%) Java Developer
9 173 (3.57%) .NET Developer
10 162 (3.34%) Consultant
11 153 (3.16%) C# Developer
12 149 (3.07%) Business Analyst
13 138 (2.85%) Support Engineer
14 136 (2.81%) Support Analyst
15 126 (2.60%) PHP Developer
16 117 (2.41%) AWS Engineer
16 117 (2.41%) IT Support
17 116 (2.39%) Full Stack Developer
18 112 (2.31%) Network Engineer
19 110 (2.27%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 581 (11.99%) .NET
2 526 (10.85%) HTML
3 431 (8.89%) CSS
4 302 (6.23%) AngularJS
5 297 (6.13%) React
6 291 (6.00%) Web Services
7 229 (4.73%) REST
8 203 (4.19%) RESTful
9 194 (4.00%) ASP.NET
10 171 (3.53%) HTML5
11 169 (3.49%) Node.js
12 165 (3.40%) XML
13 158 (3.26%) JSON
14 156 (3.22%) jQuery
15 154 (3.18%) .NET Core
16 147 (3.03%) Spring
17 146 (3.01%) Kafka
18 133 (2.74%) ASP.NET Web API
19 132 (2.72%) .NET Framework
20 118 (2.43%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 1,428 (29.47%) Analytical Skills
2 307 (6.34%) Self-Motivation
3 293 (6.05%) Management Information System
4 292 (6.03%) User Experience
5 159 (3.28%) Greenfield Project
6 156 (3.22%) Mobile App
7 146 (3.01%) Algorithms
8 132 (2.72%) Data Centre
9 94 (1.94%) Data Structures
10 84 (1.73%) Virtual Team
11 68 (1.40%) Enterprise Software
11 68 (1.40%) Linux Command Line
12 60 (1.24%) Driving Licence
13 48 (0.99%) Enterprise Cloud
14 46 (0.95%) Hedge funds
15 45 (0.93%) Public Cloud
16 42 (0.87%) PKI
17 40 (0.83%) Replication
18 39 (0.80%) Fixed Income
19 37 (0.76%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 715 (14.75%) Windows
2 646 (13.33%) Linux
3 275 (5.67%) Windows Server
4 142 (2.93%) Windows 10
5 139 (2.87%) Unix
6 108 (2.23%) Windows Server 2012
7 97 (2.00%) Android
8 86 (1.77%) Windows Server 2016
9 78 (1.61%) Apple iOS
10 55 (1.13%) Windows 7
11 45 (0.93%) Windows Server 2019
12 40 (0.83%) CentOS
12 40 (0.83%) Ubuntu
13 35 (0.72%) Windows Server 2008
14 28 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 26 (0.54%) Mac OS
16 22 (0.45%) Solaris
17 17 (0.35%) Mac OS X
18 14 (0.29%) Fedora
19 10 (0.21%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,551 (32.01%) Agile Software Development
2 892 (18.41%) DevOps
3 520 (10.73%) Software Engineering
4 514 (10.61%) Computer Science
5 449 (9.27%) Scrum
6 410 (8.46%) ITIL
7 393 (8.11%) Analytics
8 363 (7.49%) Project Management
9 345 (7.12%) Test Automation
10 333 (6.87%) TDD
11 331 (6.83%) Business Intelligence
12 330 (6.81%) Continuous Improvement
13 309 (6.38%) Decision-Making
14 308 (6.36%) Microservices
15 307 (6.34%) Stakeholder Management
16 293 (6.05%) Mentoring
17 265 (5.47%) Mathematics
18 258 (5.32%) MVC
19 253 (5.22%) Machine Learning
20 246 (5.08%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 1,080 (22.29%) SQL
2 791 (16.32%) Python
3 787 (16.24%) JavaScript
4 692 (14.28%) C#
5 642 (13.25%) Java
6 279 (5.76%) PHP
7 266 (5.49%) PowerShell
8 239 (4.93%) C++
9 232 (4.79%) TypeScript
10 222 (4.58%) Go
11 194 (4.00%) C
12 189 (3.90%) Bash Shell
13 144 (2.97%) Ruby
14 139 (2.87%) T-SQL
15 105 (2.17%) Perl
16 72 (1.49%) R
17 62 (1.28%) Groovy
18 55 (1.13%) Shell Script
18 55 (1.13%) VBA
19 54 (1.11%) Scala
Qualifications
1 919 (18.96%) Degree
2 270 (5.57%) Security Cleared
3 228 (4.70%) Computer Science Degree
4 195 (4.02%) SC Cleared
5 159 (3.28%) Cisco Certification
6 106 (2.19%) Microsoft Certification
7 98 (2.02%) CCNP
8 93 (1.92%) CCNA
9 73 (1.51%) CISSP
10 55 (1.13%) AWS Certification
11 51 (1.05%) DV Cleared
12 46 (0.95%) Master's Degree
13 43 (0.89%) ISTQB
13 43 (0.89%) MCSE
14 40 (0.83%) CompTIA Security+
15 39 (0.80%) CISM
16 38 (0.78%) MCSA
17 37 (0.76%) Network+ Certification
18 36 (0.74%) PhD
19 35 (0.72%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 281 (5.80%) QA
2 178 (3.67%) SLA
3 141 (2.91%) GDPR
4 62 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 59 (1.22%) Data Quality
6 52 (1.07%) PMO
7 39 (0.80%) NIST
8 20 (0.41%) Cyber Essentials
9 19 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 17 (0.35%) COBIT
10 17 (0.35%) ISO 9001
11 12 (0.25%) PCI DSS
12 11 (0.23%) HIPAA
13 9 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 9 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 8 (0.17%) GPG13
15 7 (0.14%) BS25999
15 7 (0.14%) Solvency II
16 6 (0.12%) CDISC
17 5 (0.10%) WCAG
System Software
1 485 (10.01%) Docker
2 414 (8.54%) Active Directory
3 256 (5.28%) VMware Infrastructure
4 104 (2.15%) Hyper-V
5 44 (0.91%) VMware ESXi
6 43 (0.89%) Virtual Machines
7 34 (0.70%) vSphere
8 30 (0.62%) XenApp
9 27 (0.56%) VMware NSX
10 24 (0.50%) Firmware
11 20 (0.41%) VMware Server
12 18 (0.37%) BitLocker
12 18 (0.37%) XenDesktop
13 15 (0.31%) Virtual Servers
14 13 (0.27%) KVM
14 13 (0.27%) NFS
15 10 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
16 9 (0.19%) VMware Workstation
17 8 (0.17%) Virtual Desktop
17 8 (0.17%) Xen
Systems Management
1 400 (8.25%) Kubernetes
2 276 (5.70%) Terraform
3 232 (4.79%) Ansible
4 191 (3.94%) Opscode Chef
5 182 (3.76%) Puppet
6 76 (1.57%) SCCM
7 62 (1.28%) Prometheus
8 54 (1.11%) Grafana
9 31 (0.64%) SCOM
10 28 (0.58%) Microsoft Intune
11 14 (0.29%) Nagios
12 12 (0.25%) HAProxy
12 12 (0.25%) Icinga
12 12 (0.25%) Istio
12 12 (0.25%) Packer
12 12 (0.25%) SCVMM
12 12 (0.25%) Single Sign-On
13 11 (0.23%) Norton AntiVirus
13 11 (0.23%) Rancher
14 10 (0.21%) CSIRT
Vendors
1 959 (19.79%) Microsoft
2 326 (6.73%) VMware
3 260 (5.37%) Cisco
4 238 (4.91%) Oracle
5 156 (3.22%) Google
6 107 (2.21%) Citrix
6 107 (2.21%) Salesforce.com
7 94 (1.94%) SAP
8 86 (1.77%) SaltStack
9 69 (1.42%) Adobe
10 60 (1.24%) Juniper
11 58 (1.20%) IBM
11 58 (1.20%) Veeam
12 57 (1.18%) Splunk
13 56 (1.16%) Red Hat
14 55 (1.13%) Apple
15 51 (1.05%) Atlassian
15 51 (1.05%) SolarWinds
16 47 (0.97%) New Relic
17 39 (0.80%) Meraki