Period
to 27 October 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 27 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Problem-Solving
UK > England
6 months to
27 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 16 29 20
Rank change year-on-year +13 -9 -2
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 13,199 3,585 13,049
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 11.84% 7.89% 10.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.56% 8.47% 11.21%
Number of salaries quoted 7,250 2,795 9,354
10th Percentile £29,066 £28,750 £26,250
25th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £33,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £71,438 £67,500 £65,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £82,500
UK median annual salary £52,500 £51,395 £47,500
% change year-on-year +2.15% +8.20% -

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 105,100 42,341 116,423
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 94.30% 93.16% 92.62%
Number of salaries quoted 70,554 35,637 93,985
10th Percentile £33,000 £33,650 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £59,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +8.18% +4.76% -
75th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £71,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £91,250 £87,500
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +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 27 October 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 27 October 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 +19 5,793 £65,000 +4.00% 895
South East +16 2,317 £50,000 - 430
North of England +6 1,765 £45,000 - 519
Midlands +8 1,346 £45,000 - 360
South West +20 957 £45,000 - 233
West Midlands +2 914 £45,000 - 217
North West +2 894 £45,000 - 292
East of England +7 830 £39,000 -17.89% 212
Yorkshire +17 705 £45,000 -5.26% 165
East Midlands +16 419 £40,000 -4.76% 139
North East +9 174 £36,750 -14.53% 62
Problem-Solving
UK

For the 6 months to 27 October 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 6,168 (46.73%) Social Skills
2 4,859 (36.81%) Agile Software Development
3 3,664 (27.76%) Analytical Skills
4 2,824 (21.40%) SQL
5 2,734 (20.71%) Finance
6 2,638 (19.99%) Microsoft
7 2,456 (18.61%) JavaScript
8 2,397 (18.16%) Azure
9 2,358 (17.86%) Degree
10 2,177 (16.49%) Python
11 2,130 (16.14%) AWS
12 2,065 (15.65%) DevOps
13 2,021 (15.31%) Software Engineering
14 2,019 (15.30%) Java
15 1,688 (12.79%) Analytics
16 1,623 (12.30%) Windows
17 1,551 (11.75%) Scrum
18 1,510 (11.44%) C#
19 1,455 (11.02%) Linux
20 1,427 (10.81%) React
21 1,422 (10.77%) HTML
22 1,392 (10.55%) Docker
23 1,386 (10.50%) Computer Science
24 1,374 (10.41%) Project Management
25 1,338 (10.14%) CSS
26 1,307 (9.90%) User Experience
27 1,282 (9.71%) .NET
28 1,224 (9.27%) Kubernetes
29 1,197 (9.07%) SQL Server
30 1,183 (8.96%) Git (software)

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
1 334 (2.53%) Confluence
2 317 (2.40%) SharePoint
3 259 (1.96%) CMS
4 173 (1.31%) Elasticsearch
5 172 (1.30%) Apache
6 167 (1.27%) IIS
7 145 (1.10%) MS Exchange
8 139 (1.05%) SAS
9 132 (1.00%) nginx
10 129 (0.98%) Apache Spark
11 112 (0.85%) WordPress
12 98 (0.74%) WebLogic
13 62 (0.47%) Tomcat
14 54 (0.41%) Apache Solr
15 47 (0.36%) Apache Airflow
16 44 (0.33%) Drupal
17 41 (0.31%) Headless CMS
18 39 (0.30%) Umbraco
19 34 (0.26%) Cloud Foundry
20 31 (0.23%) Mule
Applications
1 921 (6.98%) Microsoft Office
2 705 (5.34%) Microsoft Excel
3 250 (1.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 116 (0.88%) MS Visio
5 111 (0.84%) Figma
6 99 (0.75%) Sketch
7 73 (0.55%) Microsoft Project
8 60 (0.45%) Simulink
9 53 (0.40%) Photoshop
10 49 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
11 47 (0.36%) InVision
12 32 (0.24%) Campfire
13 26 (0.20%) Adobe XD
14 21 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
15 15 (0.11%) SPSS
16 14 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
17 13 (0.098%) Adobe After Effects
17 13 (0.098%) InDesign
18 11 (0.083%) Adobe Premiere
19 10 (0.076%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 81 (0.61%) Distributed Ledger
2 76 (0.58%) Payment Gateway
3 69 (0.52%) NetSuite
4 68 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
5 64 (0.48%) Magento
6 51 (0.39%) R3 Corda
7 37 (0.28%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 32 (0.24%) SAP S/4HANA
9 28 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
10 26 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
11 25 (0.19%) Maximo
12 23 (0.17%) Sentinel
13 21 (0.16%) SAP MDG
14 17 (0.13%) IBM Planning Analytics
14 17 (0.13%) SAP Business One
15 14 (0.11%) SAP FI
16 13 (0.098%) SAP SD
16 13 (0.098%) Shopify
17 12 (0.091%) Summit
18 11 (0.083%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 2,397 (18.16%) Azure
2 2,130 (16.14%) AWS
3 879 (6.66%) Microsoft 365
4 743 (5.63%) SaaS
5 721 (5.46%) GCP
6 708 (5.36%) Power Platform
7 590 (4.47%) Serverless
8 504 (3.82%) GitHub
9 278 (2.11%) PaaS
10 248 (1.88%) AWS Lambda
11 227 (1.72%) Cloud Computing
12 183 (1.39%) AWS CloudFormation
13 182 (1.38%) Amazon EKS
14 165 (1.25%) IaaS
15 153 (1.16%) Amazon S3
16 150 (1.14%) Google Analytics
17 145 (1.10%) npm
18 132 (1.00%) Pulumi
19 122 (0.92%) OpenShift
20 121 (0.92%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 493 (3.74%) Firewall
2 381 (2.89%) DNS
3 313 (2.37%) TCP/IP
4 272 (2.06%) HTTP
5 242 (1.83%) VPN
6 239 (1.81%) Internet
7 233 (1.77%) DHCP
8 214 (1.62%) WAN
9 201 (1.52%) LAN
10 160 (1.21%) Broadband
11 133 (1.01%) Network Security
12 126 (0.95%) Wi-Fi
13 124 (0.94%) Wireless
14 98 (0.74%) SSL
15 89 (0.67%) SAN
16 84 (0.64%) VoIP
17 72 (0.55%) BGP
18 69 (0.52%) VLAN
19 61 (0.46%) Skype
20 55 (0.42%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,197 (9.07%) SQL Server
2 711 (5.39%) MySQL
3 652 (4.94%) Power BI
4 617 (4.67%) Relational Database
5 609 (4.61%) PostgreSQL
6 550 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
7 506 (3.83%) Big Data
8 439 (3.33%) NoSQL
9 396 (3.00%) MongoDB
10 337 (2.55%) Tableau
11 287 (2.17%) Redis
12 264 (2.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 250 (1.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 216 (1.64%) Oracle Database
15 178 (1.35%) Data Lake
16 163 (1.23%) RDBMS
17 161 (1.22%) Azure SQL Database
18 152 (1.15%) Amazon DynamoDB
19 142 (1.08%) Amazon RDS
20 116 (0.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1,183 (8.96%) Git (software)
2 985 (7.46%) JIRA
3 907 (6.87%) Jenkins
4 306 (2.32%) GitLab
5 242 (1.83%) Visual Studio
6 237 (1.80%) Selenium
7 214 (1.62%) webpack
8 181 (1.37%) Bitbucket
9 150 (1.14%) Maven
10 149 (1.13%) JUnit
11 134 (1.02%) Team Foundation Server
12 122 (0.92%) Cucumber
13 113 (0.86%) Subversion
14 106 (0.80%) TeamCity
15 94 (0.71%) gulp
16 86 (0.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 86 (0.65%) Octopus Deploy
17 80 (0.61%) git-flow
18 79 (0.60%) Cypress.io
18 79 (0.60%) Jasmine
General
1 6,168 (46.73%) Social Skills
2 3,664 (27.76%) Analytical Skills
3 2,734 (20.71%) Finance
4 853 (6.46%) Marketing
5 842 (6.38%) Retail
6 617 (4.67%) Organisational Skills
7 561 (4.25%) Banking
8 517 (3.92%) Presentation Skills
9 416 (3.15%) Manufacturing
10 379 (2.87%) Games
11 372 (2.82%) Influencing Skills
12 355 (2.69%) Law
13 330 (2.50%) Legal
14 328 (2.49%) Public Sector
15 313 (2.37%) Telecoms
16 260 (1.97%) Pharmaceutical
17 251 (1.90%) Inclusion and Diversity
18 231 (1.75%) Advertising
19 155 (1.17%) Automotive
20 152 (1.15%) Documentation Skills
Job Titles
1 3,136 (23.76%) Developer
2 1,787 (13.54%) Analyst
3 1,010 (7.65%) Software Engineer
4 547 (4.14%) DevOps Engineer
5 525 (3.98%) Senior Developer
6 477 (3.61%) Java Developer
7 432 (3.27%) Architect
8 368 (2.79%) Consultant
9 362 (2.74%) Business Analyst
10 359 (2.72%) Support Engineer
11 326 (2.47%) Full Stack Developer
11 326 (2.47%) Support Analyst
12 322 (2.44%) Software Developer
13 321 (2.43%) Senior Software Engineer
14 316 (2.39%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 303 (2.30%) Junior
16 294 (2.23%) .NET Developer
17 276 (2.09%) Project Manager
18 253 (1.92%) IT Support
19 247 (1.87%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,427 (10.81%) React
2 1,422 (10.77%) HTML
3 1,338 (10.14%) CSS
4 1,282 (9.71%) .NET
5 988 (7.49%) REST
6 898 (6.80%) Node.js
7 872 (6.61%) AngularJS
8 699 (5.30%) Spring
9 647 (4.90%) Web Services
10 510 (3.86%) RESTful
11 437 (3.31%) HTML5
12 430 (3.26%) GraphQL
13 410 (3.11%) jQuery
14 395 (2.99%) XML
15 389 (2.95%) .NET Core
16 367 (2.78%) Vue.js
17 339 (2.57%) Kafka
18 316 (2.39%) Middleware
19 312 (2.36%) Redux
20 310 (2.35%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 1,307 (9.90%) User Experience
2 1,081 (8.19%) Self-Motivation
3 718 (5.44%) Management Information System
4 434 (3.29%) Algorithms
5 346 (2.62%) Mobile App
6 263 (1.99%) Data Structures
7 252 (1.91%) Enterprise Software
8 241 (1.83%) Virtual Team
9 224 (1.70%) Social Media
10 196 (1.48%) Greenfield Project
11 184 (1.39%) Analytical Mindset
11 184 (1.39%) Data Centre
12 173 (1.31%) Driving Licence
13 164 (1.24%) Life Science
14 158 (1.20%) Cloud Native
15 138 (1.05%) Data Protection Act
16 121 (0.92%) NHS
17 115 (0.87%) Linux Command Line
18 114 (0.86%) Derivative
19 105 (0.80%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1,623 (12.30%) Windows
2 1,455 (11.02%) Linux
3 548 (4.15%) Windows Server
4 413 (3.13%) Unix
5 381 (2.89%) Android
6 345 (2.61%) Windows 10
7 341 (2.58%) Apple iOS
8 158 (1.20%) Windows Server 2012
9 146 (1.11%) Windows Server 2016
10 105 (0.80%) Windows 7
11 97 (0.73%) Windows Server 2019
12 92 (0.70%) Mac OS
13 62 (0.47%) CentOS
14 61 (0.46%) Mac OS X
15 54 (0.41%) Windows 8
15 54 (0.41%) Windows Server 2008
16 45 (0.34%) Solaris
17 36 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 35 (0.27%) Ubuntu
19 33 (0.25%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4,859 (36.81%) Agile Software Development
2 2,065 (15.65%) DevOps
3 2,021 (15.31%) Software Engineering
4 1,688 (12.79%) Analytics
5 1,551 (11.75%) Scrum
6 1,386 (10.50%) Computer Science
7 1,374 (10.41%) Project Management
8 1,070 (8.11%) Mentoring
9 1,018 (7.71%) Microservices
10 1,008 (7.64%) Business Intelligence
11 959 (7.27%) TDD
12 943 (7.14%) SDLC
13 916 (6.94%) Decision-Making
14 901 (6.83%) Test Automation
15 882 (6.68%) Full Stack Development
16 863 (6.54%) Continuous Improvement
17 846 (6.41%) ITIL
18 827 (6.27%) Time Management
19 775 (5.87%) Service Delivery
20 761 (5.77%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 2,824 (21.40%) SQL
2 2,456 (18.61%) JavaScript
3 2,177 (16.49%) Python
4 2,019 (15.30%) Java
5 1,510 (11.44%) C#
6 792 (6.00%) TypeScript
7 681 (5.16%) PHP
8 662 (5.02%) PowerShell
9 621 (4.70%) C
10 513 (3.89%) C++
11 458 (3.47%) Go
12 384 (2.91%) Bash Shell
13 342 (2.59%) Java 8
14 318 (2.41%) Ruby
15 312 (2.36%) T-SQL
16 209 (1.58%) ES6
17 202 (1.53%) Kotlin
18 186 (1.41%) PL/SQL
19 185 (1.40%) R
20 181 (1.37%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2,358 (17.86%) Degree
2 766 (5.80%) Security Cleared
3 605 (4.58%) Computer Science Degree
4 589 (4.46%) SC Cleared
5 226 (1.71%) Microsoft Certification
6 146 (1.11%) Cisco Certification
7 140 (1.06%) Master's Degree
8 130 (0.98%) PhD
9 109 (0.83%) CCNA
10 108 (0.82%) AWS Certification
11 90 (0.68%) MCSE
12 80 (0.61%) ITIL Certification
13 74 (0.56%) MCSA
14 70 (0.53%) HNC
15 67 (0.51%) ISTQB
16 65 (0.49%) DBS Check
17 64 (0.48%) CCNP
17 64 (0.48%) HND
18 60 (0.45%) PMI Certification
19 57 (0.43%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 831 (6.30%) QA
2 485 (3.67%) SLA
3 364 (2.76%) GDPR
4 253 (1.92%) Data Quality
5 244 (1.85%) Accessibility
6 154 (1.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 112 (0.85%) PMO
8 62 (0.47%) PCI DSS
9 59 (0.45%) WCAG
10 48 (0.36%) Cyber Essentials
11 47 (0.36%) MISRA
11 47 (0.36%) MISRA C
12 43 (0.33%) Good Clinical Practice
13 38 (0.29%) NIST
14 37 (0.28%) ECSS
15 29 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 24 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
16 24 (0.18%) NEBOSH
17 23 (0.17%) GMP
18 21 (0.16%) GRC
System Software
1 1,392 (10.55%) Docker
2 863 (6.54%) Active Directory
3 374 (2.83%) VMware Infrastructure
4 199 (1.51%) Hyper-V
5 81 (0.61%) Virtual Machines
6 77 (0.58%) vSphere
7 71 (0.54%) Firmware
8 54 (0.41%) Virtual Servers
8 54 (0.41%) XenApp
9 41 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
10 37 (0.28%) XenDesktop
11 31 (0.23%) Virtual Desktop
12 16 (0.12%) VMware Workstation
13 15 (0.11%) VMware NSX
14 13 (0.098%) BitLocker
15 11 (0.083%) Oracle RAC
16 9 (0.068%) Microsoft App-V
17 8 (0.061%) Apache ZooKeeper
17 8 (0.061%) NFS
18 7 (0.053%) Ceph
Systems Management
1 1,224 (9.27%) Kubernetes
2 1,015 (7.69%) Terraform
3 645 (4.89%) Ansible
4 284 (2.15%) Opscode Chef
5 283 (2.14%) Puppet
6 198 (1.50%) SCCM
7 181 (1.37%) Prometheus
8 166 (1.26%) Microsoft Intune
9 149 (1.13%) Grafana
10 61 (0.46%) Istio
11 53 (0.40%) WSUS
12 48 (0.36%) Single Sign-On
13 38 (0.29%) Kibana
14 33 (0.25%) Graphite
15 30 (0.23%) SCOM
16 27 (0.20%) Hadoop YARN
16 27 (0.20%) Nagios
17 23 (0.17%) Active Directory Federation Services
17 23 (0.17%) FortiGate
17 23 (0.17%) Mesos
Vendors
1 2,638 (19.99%) Microsoft
2 792 (6.00%) Google
3 659 (4.99%) Oracle
4 531 (4.02%) VMware
5 352 (2.67%) Salesforce.com
6 309 (2.34%) Cisco
7 295 (2.24%) SAP
8 234 (1.77%) Citrix
9 198 (1.50%) ServiceNow
10 166 (1.26%) Adobe
11 131 (0.99%) Apple
12 125 (0.95%) SaltStack
13 113 (0.86%) IBM
14 100 (0.76%) Veeam
15 97 (0.73%) Splunk
16 94 (0.71%) Databricks
17 88 (0.67%) EMC
18 87 (0.66%) Facebook
19 86 (0.65%) Red Hat
20 83 (0.63%) Atlassian