Period
to 19 April 2019

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 19 April 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Problem-Solving
UK > England
6 months to
19 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 21 18 18
Rank change year-on-year -3 0 -1
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 13,694 15,732 14,817
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 9.96% 9.48% 9.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.87% 10.32% 10.01%
Number of salaries quoted 9,757 11,823 11,839
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.40% +1.11% -
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,000 £24,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK median annual salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +4.44% - -

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 126,031 152,410 148,063
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 91.65% 91.82% 91.36%
Number of salaries quoted 99,786 124,592 122,904
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £49,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +2.04% +3.16%
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,750 £28,000
90th Percentile £86,250 £82,500 £80,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -

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 19 April 2019.

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 19 April 2019. 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 +1 5,550 £60,000 +9.09% 271
South East +1 2,767 £42,905 +0.95% 120
North of England +2 2,080 £40,000 - 141
Midlands +2 1,414 £40,000 - 87
North West +4 1,234 £40,000 - 82
South West -4 977 £42,500 -5.56% 98
West Midlands +3 972 £41,500 +3.75% 56
East of England +1 884 £40,000 -11.11% 74
Yorkshire -2 655 £40,000 -5.88% 49
East Midlands +2 442 £38,750 -3.13% 30
North East +15 192 £42,250 +0.60% 10
Problem-Solving
UK

For the 6 months to 19 April 2019, 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 4,826 (35.24%) Analytical Skills
2 4,289 (31.32%) Agile Software Development
3 3,217 (23.49%) SQL
4 3,120 (22.78%) Microsoft
5 2,970 (21.69%) Finance
6 2,683 (19.59%) Degree
7 2,357 (17.21%) Windows
8 2,049 (14.96%) C#
9 1,941 (14.17%) Java
10 1,910 (13.95%) SQL Server
11 1,907 (13.93%) JavaScript
12 1,704 (12.44%) .NET
13 1,552 (11.33%) ITIL
14 1,545 (11.28%) Software Engineering
15 1,515 (11.06%) Linux
16 1,459 (10.65%) Microsoft Azure
17 1,415 (10.33%) HTML
18 1,402 (10.24%) Python
19 1,374 (10.03%) Project Management
20 1,356 (9.90%) Computer Science
21 1,347 (9.84%) Active Directory
22 1,234 (9.01%) Amazon AWS
23 1,202 (8.78%) CSS
24 1,168 (8.53%) Scrum
25 1,136 (8.30%) Analytics
25 1,136 (8.30%) Self-Motivation
26 1,023 (7.47%) Git (software)
27 999 (7.30%) Test Automation
27 999 (7.30%) DevOps
28 998 (7.29%) Microsoft Office

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
1 401 (2.93%) SharePoint
2 363 (2.65%) MS Exchange
3 263 (1.92%) IIS
4 261 (1.91%) Apache
5 226 (1.65%) Confluence
6 208 (1.52%) CMS
7 157 (1.15%) Elasticsearch
7 157 (1.15%) Skype for Business
8 155 (1.13%) Tomcat
9 131 (0.96%) Apache Spark
10 105 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2010
11 93 (0.68%) SAS
12 78 (0.57%) WordPress
13 69 (0.50%) WebSphere
14 54 (0.39%) nginx
15 53 (0.39%) Cloud Foundry
16 50 (0.37%) Drupal
17 45 (0.33%) Apache Solr
18 44 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2013
19 43 (0.31%) JBoss
Applications
1 998 (7.29%) Microsoft Office
2 696 (5.08%) Microsoft Excel
3 258 (1.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 185 (1.35%) MS Visio
5 132 (0.96%) Microsoft Project
6 99 (0.72%) Photoshop
7 68 (0.50%) InVision
8 48 (0.35%) Adobe Illustrator
9 44 (0.32%) SPSS
10 32 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
11 28 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 26 (0.19%) AutoCAD
13 12 (0.088%) Chatbot
13 12 (0.088%) OmniGraffle
14 9 (0.066%) Adobe After Effects
15 8 (0.058%) InfoPath
16 7 (0.051%) Acrobat
17 5 (0.037%) CATIA
17 5 (0.037%) Flinto
17 5 (0.037%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 198 (1.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 69 (0.50%) Magento
3 62 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
4 49 (0.36%) Distributed Ledger
5 42 (0.31%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 41 (0.30%) Oracle Applications
7 36 (0.26%) SAP Hybris
8 34 (0.25%) NetSuite
9 28 (0.20%) SAP S/4HANA
10 27 (0.20%) Oracle ERP
11 26 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
12 25 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
12 25 (0.18%) Oracle Financials
13 23 (0.17%) Unit4 Business World
14 22 (0.16%) SAP ERP
15 21 (0.15%) Oracle General Ledger
16 20 (0.15%) Dynamics GP
16 20 (0.15%) HFM
17 19 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
18 18 (0.13%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 1,459 (10.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 1,234 (9.01%) Amazon AWS
3 888 (6.48%) Office 365
4 509 (3.72%) SaaS
5 284 (2.07%) Google Cloud Platform
6 192 (1.40%) GitHub
7 142 (1.04%) IaaS
8 136 (0.99%) PaaS
9 125 (0.91%) Dynamics 365
10 117 (0.85%) Azure Active Directory
11 115 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
12 108 (0.79%) Serverless
13 86 (0.63%) OneDrive
14 71 (0.52%) Amazon S3
15 66 (0.48%) AWS Lambda
16 58 (0.42%) AWS CloudFormation
17 56 (0.41%) Google Analytics
18 53 (0.39%) OpenShift
19 49 (0.36%) Azure Data Factory
19 49 (0.36%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 783 (5.72%) Firewall
2 473 (3.45%) DNS
3 453 (3.31%) Internet
4 417 (3.05%) LAN
5 410 (2.99%) WAN
6 388 (2.83%) TCP/IP
7 338 (2.47%) Network Security
8 323 (2.36%) VoIP
8 323 (2.36%) VPN
9 282 (2.06%) DHCP
10 248 (1.81%) Wireless
11 230 (1.68%) HTTP
12 221 (1.61%) SAN
13 183 (1.34%) Skype
14 160 (1.17%) Wi-Fi
15 158 (1.15%) Cisco ASA
16 150 (1.10%) MPLS
17 146 (1.07%) VLAN
18 135 (0.99%) OSPF
19 134 (0.98%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,910 (13.95%) SQL Server
2 634 (4.63%) MySQL
3 431 (3.15%) Big Data
4 413 (3.02%) Data Warehouse
5 407 (2.97%) Relational Database
6 406 (2.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 384 (2.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 310 (2.26%) Power BI
9 279 (2.04%) PostgreSQL
10 266 (1.94%) MongoDB
11 260 (1.90%) NoSQL
12 172 (1.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 159 (1.16%) SQL Server 2016
14 154 (1.12%) Hadoop
15 148 (1.08%) Oracle Database
16 123 (0.90%) QlikView
16 123 (0.90%) SQL Server 2008
17 122 (0.89%) SQL Server 2012
18 111 (0.81%) RDBMS
19 100 (0.73%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 1,023 (7.47%) Git (software)
2 695 (5.08%) JIRA
3 427 (3.12%) Jenkins
4 400 (2.92%) Visual Studio
5 312 (2.28%) Team Foundation Server
6 281 (2.05%) Selenium
7 219 (1.60%) Maven
8 192 (1.40%) Subversion
9 129 (0.94%) Cucumber
10 123 (0.90%) JUnit
11 109 (0.80%) Bitbucket
12 107 (0.78%) TeamCity
13 94 (0.69%) Gradle
14 81 (0.59%) Visual Studio Team System
15 77 (0.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 77 (0.56%) SoapUI
16 75 (0.55%) GitLab
17 72 (0.53%) gulp
18 64 (0.47%) WebDriver
19 62 (0.45%) NUnit
General
1 2,970 (21.69%) Finance
2 893 (6.52%) Retail
3 719 (5.25%) Marketing
4 679 (4.96%) Banking
5 498 (3.64%) Telecoms
6 322 (2.35%) Manufacturing
7 294 (2.15%) Legal
8 231 (1.69%) Electronics
9 221 (1.61%) Games
10 204 (1.49%) Advertising
11 199 (1.45%) Back Office
12 198 (1.45%) Law
13 141 (1.03%) Billing
14 134 (0.98%) Pharmaceutical
15 130 (0.95%) Investment Banking
16 120 (0.88%) Aerospace
17 115 (0.84%) Automotive
17 115 (0.84%) Front Office
18 76 (0.55%) Financial Institution
19 58 (0.42%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 3,166 (23.12%) Developer
2 2,732 (19.95%) Analyst
3 762 (5.56%) Business Analyst
4 629 (4.59%) Support Analyst
5 614 (4.48%) Architect
6 610 (4.45%) .NET Developer
7 587 (4.29%) Software Engineer
8 571 (4.17%) C# Developer
9 557 (4.07%) Senior Developer
10 528 (3.86%) Consultant
11 510 (3.72%) Support Engineer
12 491 (3.59%) Java Developer
13 449 (3.28%) Software Developer
14 404 (2.95%) Project Manager
15 403 (2.94%) Applications Support
16 387 (2.83%) IT Support
17 369 (2.69%) Junior
18 341 (2.49%) C# .NET Developer
18 341 (2.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
19 335 (2.45%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,704 (12.44%) .NET
2 1,415 (10.33%) HTML
3 1,202 (8.78%) CSS
4 806 (5.89%) Web Services
5 790 (5.77%) AngularJS
6 659 (4.81%) ASP.NET
7 548 (4.00%) REST
8 520 (3.80%) XML
9 517 (3.78%) jQuery
10 485 (3.54%) HTML5
11 478 (3.49%) Spring
12 407 (2.97%) Node.js
13 398 (2.91%) RESTful
14 395 (2.88%) React
15 383 (2.80%) JSON
16 375 (2.74%) .NET Framework
17 331 (2.42%) ASP.NET Web API
18 294 (2.15%) SOAP
19 289 (2.11%) ASP.NET MVC
20 261 (1.91%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 4,826 (35.24%) Analytical Skills
2 1,136 (8.30%) Self-Motivation
3 727 (5.31%) Management Information System
4 690 (5.04%) User Experience
5 427 (3.12%) Data Centre
6 414 (3.02%) Algorithms
7 397 (2.90%) Fintech
8 328 (2.40%) Enterprise Software
9 310 (2.26%) Mobile App
10 269 (1.96%) Data Structures
11 258 (1.88%) Greenfield Project
12 197 (1.44%) Virtual Team
13 136 (0.99%) Driving Licence
14 127 (0.93%) Client/Server
15 124 (0.91%) Cloud Native
16 115 (0.84%) Hybrid Cloud
16 115 (0.84%) Internet of Things
17 105 (0.77%) Fixed Income
18 104 (0.76%) Replication
19 102 (0.74%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2,357 (17.21%) Windows
2 1,515 (11.06%) Linux
3 972 (7.10%) Windows Server
4 617 (4.51%) Unix
5 437 (3.19%) Windows 10
6 342 (2.50%) Apple iOS
7 339 (2.48%) Windows 7
8 321 (2.34%) Windows Server 2012
9 315 (2.30%) Android
10 267 (1.95%) Windows Server 2008
11 153 (1.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 115 (0.84%) Ubuntu
13 87 (0.64%) Mac OS X
14 86 (0.63%) Mac OS
15 78 (0.57%) Windows 8
16 72 (0.53%) CentOS
16 72 (0.53%) Debian
16 72 (0.53%) Windows Server 2003
17 37 (0.27%) AIX
18 32 (0.23%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4,289 (31.32%) Agile Software Development
2 1,552 (11.33%) ITIL
3 1,545 (11.28%) Software Engineering
4 1,374 (10.03%) Project Management
5 1,356 (9.90%) Computer Science
6 1,168 (8.53%) Scrum
7 1,136 (8.30%) Analytics
8 999 (7.30%) DevOps
8 999 (7.30%) Test Automation
9 969 (7.08%) SDLC
10 912 (6.66%) Stakeholder Management
11 847 (6.19%) TDD
12 845 (6.17%) Continuous Improvement
13 832 (6.08%) Business Intelligence
14 798 (5.83%) Continuous Integration
15 788 (5.75%) Decision-Making
16 780 (5.70%) Business Analysis
17 768 (5.61%) Mathematics
18 766 (5.59%) Mentoring
19 716 (5.23%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 3,217 (23.49%) SQL
2 2,049 (14.96%) C#
3 1,941 (14.17%) Java
4 1,907 (13.93%) JavaScript
5 1,402 (10.24%) Python
6 765 (5.59%) PowerShell
7 752 (5.49%) C++
8 596 (4.35%) C
9 534 (3.90%) T-SQL
10 494 (3.61%) PHP
11 350 (2.56%) Bash Shell
12 283 (2.07%) Ruby
13 256 (1.87%) R
14 249 (1.82%) Perl
15 229 (1.67%) Shell Script
16 210 (1.53%) TypeScript
17 195 (1.42%) PL/SQL
18 162 (1.18%) Scala
19 161 (1.18%) Go
20 149 (1.09%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2,683 (19.59%) Degree
2 705 (5.15%) Security Cleared
3 592 (4.32%) Computer Science Degree
4 554 (4.05%) SC Cleared
5 482 (3.52%) Microsoft Certification
6 445 (3.25%) Cisco Certification
7 283 (2.07%) MCSE
8 270 (1.97%) CCNA
9 236 (1.72%) CCNP
10 197 (1.44%) MCSA
11 188 (1.37%) ISTQB
12 186 (1.36%) ISEB
13 180 (1.31%) ITIL Certification
14 165 (1.20%) PhD
15 158 (1.15%) CISSP
16 131 (0.96%) DV Cleared
17 117 (0.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 107 (0.78%) PMI Certification
19 96 (0.70%) A+ Certification
20 86 (0.63%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 839 (6.13%) QA
2 619 (4.52%) SLA
3 318 (2.32%) GDPR
4 278 (2.03%) Data Quality
5 276 (2.02%) PMO
6 248 (1.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 92 (0.67%) Cyber Essentials
8 58 (0.42%) PCI DSS
9 54 (0.39%) MiFID
10 51 (0.37%) HIPAA
11 49 (0.36%) COBIT
12 46 (0.34%) EMIR
13 38 (0.28%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 29 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 28 (0.20%) ISO 9001
16 19 (0.14%) ISO 22301
16 19 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
16 19 (0.14%) WAI
17 16 (0.12%) Dodd-Frank
18 15 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 1,347 (9.84%) Active Directory
2 565 (4.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 515 (3.76%) Docker
4 386 (2.82%) Hyper-V
5 134 (0.98%) VMware ESXi
6 126 (0.92%) Virtual Machines
7 97 (0.71%) XenApp
8 92 (0.67%) vSphere
9 50 (0.37%) XenDesktop
10 44 (0.32%) Virtual Servers
11 40 (0.29%) Firmware
12 37 (0.27%) VirtualBox
13 35 (0.26%) Oracle RAC
14 33 (0.24%) BitLocker
14 33 (0.24%) Microsoft App-V
14 33 (0.24%) VMware NSX
15 32 (0.23%) HDFS
16 31 (0.23%) Terminal Services
17 28 (0.20%) Virtual Desktop
18 24 (0.18%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 319 (2.33%) Puppet
1 319 (2.33%) SCCM
2 315 (2.30%) Kubernetes
3 313 (2.29%) Ansible
4 218 (1.59%) Opscode Chef
5 171 (1.25%) Terraform
6 120 (0.88%) SCOM
7 91 (0.66%) SCVMM
8 85 (0.62%) Nagios
9 78 (0.57%) Microsoft Intune
10 53 (0.39%) vCenter Server
11 50 (0.37%) WSUS
12 42 (0.31%) Docker Swarm
13 41 (0.30%) Packer
14 35 (0.26%) Single Sign-On
15 34 (0.25%) Backup Exec
15 34 (0.25%) Grafana
16 32 (0.23%) Norton AntiVirus
16 32 (0.23%) Stealthwatch
17 30 (0.22%) Nessus
Vendors
1 3,120 (22.78%) Microsoft
2 922 (6.73%) VMware
3 905 (6.61%) Oracle
4 788 (5.75%) Cisco
5 399 (2.91%) Google
6 365 (2.67%) SAP
7 330 (2.41%) Citrix
8 299 (2.18%) Salesforce.com
9 283 (2.07%) HP
10 257 (1.88%) Tableau
11 198 (1.45%) CheckPoint
12 186 (1.36%) Apple
13 178 (1.30%) Juniper
14 162 (1.18%) Adobe
15 160 (1.17%) Splunk
16 150 (1.10%) F5
17 147 (1.07%) Dell
18 144 (1.05%) Red Hat
19 140 (1.02%) IBM
20 133 (0.97%) Palo Alto