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

Problem-Solving
UK > England
6 months to
19 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 20 17 17
Rank change year-on-year -3 0 +1
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 13,346 16,227 16,591
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 10.18% 10.28% 9.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.04% 11.20% 10.80%
Number of salaries quoted 9,273 11,451 11,700
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £24,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £80,000 £76,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +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 120,838 144,931 153,571
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 92.20% 91.82% 92.23%
Number of salaries quoted 95,799 116,212 123,163
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - -
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,375 £28,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £80,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% 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 August 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 August 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 -3 5,211 £60,000 - 771
South East 0 2,712 £45,000 - 611
North of England +4 2,180 £38,500 -3.75% 592
Midlands +3 1,348 £40,000 -1.23% 348
North West +5 1,338 £40,000 - 325
South West -1 1,068 £41,500 +1.22% 297
West Midlands +5 905 £40,950 +0.49% 189
East of England +1 780 £40,000 -11.11% 254
Yorkshire -10 655 £37,500 -8.54% 195
East Midlands +2 437 £37,500 -6.25% 158
North East +11 188 £39,000 -8.24% 72
Problem-Solving
UK

For the 6 months to 19 August 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 4,503 (33.74%) Analytical Skills
2 4,443 (33.29%) Agile Software Development
3 3,126 (23.42%) Microsoft
4 3,033 (22.73%) SQL
5 2,806 (21.03%) Finance
6 2,561 (19.19%) Degree
7 2,204 (16.51%) Windows
8 1,941 (14.54%) C#
9 1,880 (14.09%) JavaScript
10 1,842 (13.80%) SQL Server
11 1,744 (13.07%) Microsoft Azure
12 1,649 (12.36%) Java
13 1,626 (12.18%) .NET
14 1,611 (12.07%) Software Engineering
15 1,538 (11.52%) Linux
16 1,467 (10.99%) Amazon AWS
17 1,431 (10.72%) ITIL
18 1,418 (10.62%) DevOps
19 1,402 (10.51%) Python
20 1,327 (9.94%) HTML
21 1,305 (9.78%) Computer Science
22 1,294 (9.70%) Scrum
23 1,232 (9.23%) Project Management
24 1,231 (9.22%) Active Directory
25 1,202 (9.01%) Git (software)
26 1,152 (8.63%) CSS
27 1,116 (8.36%) Self-Motivation
28 1,011 (7.58%) Microsoft Office
29 951 (7.13%) Analytics
30 912 (6.83%) VMware

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
1 361 (2.70%) SharePoint
2 305 (2.29%) MS Exchange
3 281 (2.11%) Confluence
4 224 (1.68%) IIS
5 191 (1.43%) Apache Spark
6 180 (1.35%) Apache
7 147 (1.10%) Elasticsearch
8 145 (1.09%) CMS
9 114 (0.85%) Skype for Business
10 89 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2010
11 83 (0.62%) Tomcat
12 70 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2013
13 59 (0.44%) WordPress
14 57 (0.43%) WebSphere
15 51 (0.38%) SAS
16 47 (0.35%) nginx
17 45 (0.34%) BizTalk Server
18 44 (0.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
19 43 (0.32%) Drupal
20 35 (0.26%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 1,011 (7.58%) Microsoft Office
2 615 (4.61%) Microsoft Excel
3 224 (1.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 171 (1.28%) MS Visio
5 113 (0.85%) Microsoft Project
6 90 (0.67%) Sketch
7 82 (0.61%) InVision
8 59 (0.44%) Photoshop
9 36 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
10 30 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 29 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
12 28 (0.21%) Zeplin
13 27 (0.20%) Chatbot
14 23 (0.17%) SPSS
15 15 (0.11%) Acrobat
16 12 (0.090%) Adobe XD
17 10 (0.075%) Maya
17 10 (0.075%) NUKE
18 8 (0.060%) CATIA
18 8 (0.060%) Marvel
Business Applications
1 108 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 55 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
3 38 (0.28%) Magento
4 36 (0.27%) NetSuite
5 35 (0.26%) Oracle ERP
5 35 (0.26%) Payment Gateway
5 35 (0.26%) SAP Hybris
6 31 (0.23%) SAP S/4HANA
7 27 (0.20%) Dynamics GP
7 27 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
7 27 (0.20%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 22 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
9 20 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 18 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
11 17 (0.13%) Unit4 Business World
12 16 (0.12%) Maximo
13 14 (0.10%) Oracle EBS R12
13 14 (0.10%) Oracle Financials
14 13 (0.097%) Oracle Applications
15 12 (0.090%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 1,744 (13.07%) Microsoft Azure
2 1,467 (10.99%) Amazon AWS
3 905 (6.78%) Office 365
4 425 (3.18%) SaaS
5 365 (2.73%) Google Cloud Platform
5 365 (2.73%) Power Platform
6 198 (1.48%) PaaS
7 183 (1.37%) Serverless
8 175 (1.31%) GitHub
9 161 (1.21%) IaaS
10 135 (1.01%) Dynamics 365
11 130 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
12 98 (0.73%) Azure Active Directory
13 95 (0.71%) AWS Lambda
14 88 (0.66%) Amazon S3
15 87 (0.65%) Amazon EC2
16 73 (0.55%) AWS CloudFormation
17 70 (0.52%) npm
18 69 (0.52%) Azure Data Factory
19 61 (0.46%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 749 (5.61%) Firewall
2 453 (3.39%) DNS
3 452 (3.39%) LAN
4 436 (3.27%) WAN
5 425 (3.18%) TCP/IP
6 358 (2.68%) Internet
7 346 (2.59%) DHCP
8 316 (2.37%) Network Security
9 283 (2.12%) Wireless
10 281 (2.11%) VPN
11 264 (1.98%) VoIP
12 207 (1.55%) SAN
13 192 (1.44%) HTTP
14 168 (1.26%) Broadband
15 132 (0.99%) Skype
16 131 (0.98%) Wi-Fi
17 130 (0.97%) VLAN
18 118 (0.88%) BGP
19 105 (0.79%) Cisco ASA
20 102 (0.76%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,842 (13.80%) SQL Server
2 584 (4.38%) MySQL
3 456 (3.42%) Relational Database
4 429 (3.21%) Data Warehouse
5 425 (3.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 387 (2.90%) Big Data
7 352 (2.64%) Power BI
8 347 (2.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 290 (2.17%) NoSQL
10 278 (2.08%) PostgreSQL
11 266 (1.99%) MongoDB
12 241 (1.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 144 (1.08%) Hadoop
14 137 (1.03%) SQL Server 2012
15 133 (1.00%) Oracle Database
16 118 (0.88%) Azure SQL Database
17 104 (0.78%) RDBMS
18 98 (0.73%) Data Lake
18 98 (0.73%) Redis
19 95 (0.71%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1,202 (9.01%) Git (software)
2 793 (5.94%) JIRA
3 482 (3.61%) Jenkins
4 431 (3.23%) Visual Studio
5 333 (2.50%) Team Foundation Server
6 328 (2.46%) Selenium
7 160 (1.20%) Bitbucket
8 156 (1.17%) TeamCity
9 151 (1.13%) Maven
10 150 (1.12%) Subversion
11 139 (1.04%) Visual Studio Team System
12 126 (0.94%) Cucumber
13 96 (0.72%) Jasmine
13 96 (0.72%) JUnit
14 91 (0.68%) SoapUI
14 91 (0.68%) WebDriver
15 86 (0.64%) webpack
16 83 (0.62%) Mocha
17 80 (0.60%) GitLab
18 78 (0.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 2,806 (21.03%) Finance
2 829 (6.21%) Retail
3 634 (4.75%) Marketing
4 599 (4.49%) Banking
5 433 (3.24%) Telecoms
6 428 (3.21%) Manufacturing
7 332 (2.49%) Public Sector
8 270 (2.02%) Games
9 256 (1.92%) Legal
10 231 (1.73%) Electronics
11 219 (1.64%) Aerospace
12 164 (1.23%) Law
13 161 (1.21%) Back Office
14 142 (1.06%) Front Office
15 137 (1.03%) Advertising
16 117 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
17 112 (0.84%) Local Government
18 101 (0.76%) Investment Banking
19 96 (0.72%) Automotive
20 87 (0.65%) Billing
Job Titles
1 2,924 (21.91%) Developer
2 2,269 (17.00%) Analyst
3 700 (5.25%) Software Engineer
4 624 (4.68%) Consultant
5 608 (4.56%) Architect
6 559 (4.19%) Support Analyst
7 539 (4.04%) Senior Developer
8 524 (3.93%) Business Analyst
9 508 (3.81%) .NET Developer
10 488 (3.66%) C# Developer
11 461 (3.45%) Support Engineer
12 405 (3.03%) Software Developer
13 392 (2.94%) Applications Support
14 389 (2.91%) IT Support
15 379 (2.84%) Junior
16 374 (2.80%) Java Developer
17 323 (2.42%) Project Manager
18 304 (2.28%) Service Analyst
19 299 (2.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
20 281 (2.11%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,626 (12.18%) .NET
2 1,327 (9.94%) HTML
3 1,152 (8.63%) CSS
4 703 (5.27%) AngularJS
5 647 (4.85%) ASP.NET
6 636 (4.77%) Web Services
7 570 (4.27%) REST
8 484 (3.63%) XML
9 481 (3.60%) React
10 452 (3.39%) HTML5
11 429 (3.21%) .NET Framework
12 422 (3.16%) Node.js
13 386 (2.89%) jQuery
14 373 (2.79%) Spring
15 327 (2.45%) ASP.NET Web API
16 316 (2.37%) JSON
17 315 (2.36%) RESTful
18 285 (2.14%) SOAP
19 262 (1.96%) ASP.NET MVC
20 197 (1.48%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 4,503 (33.74%) Analytical Skills
2 1,116 (8.36%) Self-Motivation
3 748 (5.60%) Management Information System
4 712 (5.33%) User Experience
5 473 (3.54%) Enterprise Software
6 429 (3.21%) Algorithms
7 376 (2.82%) Data Centre
8 306 (2.29%) Mobile App
9 244 (1.83%) Data Structures
10 208 (1.56%) Greenfield Project
11 198 (1.48%) Virtual Team
12 193 (1.45%) Cloud Native
13 172 (1.29%) Public Cloud
14 168 (1.26%) Hybrid Cloud
15 162 (1.21%) Driving Licence
16 154 (1.15%) Smartphone
17 138 (1.03%) Data Protection Act
18 125 (0.94%) Linux Command Line
19 115 (0.86%) Client/Server
19 115 (0.86%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 2,204 (16.51%) Windows
2 1,538 (11.52%) Linux
3 853 (6.39%) Windows Server
4 548 (4.11%) Unix
5 483 (3.62%) Windows 10
6 375 (2.81%) Android
7 334 (2.50%) Windows Server 2012
8 328 (2.46%) Apple iOS
9 327 (2.45%) Windows 7
10 233 (1.75%) Windows Server 2008
11 103 (0.77%) Windows 8
12 90 (0.67%) Windows Server 2003
13 89 (0.67%) Mac OS
14 85 (0.64%) Ubuntu
15 84 (0.63%) CentOS
16 74 (0.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 65 (0.49%) Mac OS X
18 48 (0.36%) Debian
19 40 (0.30%) Windows XP
20 30 (0.22%) Tizen
Processes & Methodologies
1 4,443 (33.29%) Agile Software Development
2 1,611 (12.07%) Software Engineering
3 1,431 (10.72%) ITIL
4 1,418 (10.62%) DevOps
5 1,305 (9.78%) Computer Science
6 1,294 (9.70%) Scrum
7 1,232 (9.23%) Project Management
8 951 (7.13%) Analytics
9 906 (6.79%) TDD
10 886 (6.64%) Test Automation
11 876 (6.56%) SDLC
12 854 (6.40%) Business Intelligence
13 832 (6.23%) Continuous Improvement
13 832 (6.23%) Mentoring
14 824 (6.17%) Stakeholder Management
15 804 (6.02%) Decision-Making
16 781 (5.85%) Continuous Integration
17 735 (5.51%) Time Management
18 692 (5.19%) OO
19 690 (5.17%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 3,033 (22.73%) SQL
2 1,941 (14.54%) C#
3 1,880 (14.09%) JavaScript
4 1,649 (12.36%) Java
5 1,402 (10.51%) Python
6 756 (5.66%) C++
7 654 (4.90%) PowerShell
8 572 (4.29%) C
9 486 (3.64%) T-SQL
10 455 (3.41%) PHP
11 382 (2.86%) Bash Shell
12 296 (2.22%) Ruby
13 246 (1.84%) TypeScript
14 209 (1.57%) Scala
15 184 (1.38%) VB.NET
16 179 (1.34%) R
17 174 (1.30%) Perl
18 170 (1.27%) PL/SQL
19 141 (1.06%) Shell Script
20 135 (1.01%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2,561 (19.19%) Degree
2 629 (4.71%) Security Cleared
3 478 (3.58%) Computer Science Degree
4 452 (3.39%) SC Cleared
5 439 (3.29%) Microsoft Certification
6 384 (2.88%) Cisco Certification
7 246 (1.84%) CCNA
8 228 (1.71%) MCSE
9 211 (1.58%) ISTQB
10 209 (1.57%) CCNP
11 144 (1.08%) MCSA
12 140 (1.05%) ITIL Certification
13 126 (0.94%) AWS Certification
14 125 (0.94%) ISEB
15 116 (0.87%) CISSP
16 105 (0.79%) MCP
17 104 (0.78%) DBS Check
18 102 (0.76%) PMI Certification
19 101 (0.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
20 96 (0.72%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 821 (6.15%) QA
2 678 (5.08%) SLA
3 245 (1.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 228 (1.71%) GDPR
5 215 (1.61%) Data Quality
6 197 (1.48%) PMO
7 70 (0.52%) PCI DSS
8 61 (0.46%) ISO 9001
9 47 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 45 (0.34%) NIST
11 41 (0.31%) ISO 22301
12 40 (0.30%) Cyber Essentials
13 37 (0.28%) MiFID
14 34 (0.25%) EMIR
15 31 (0.23%) COBIT
16 29 (0.22%) ISAE 3402
17 26 (0.19%) SSAE 16
18 22 (0.16%) Actionable Recommendations
19 20 (0.15%) WAI
20 19 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 1,231 (9.22%) Active Directory
2 683 (5.12%) Docker
3 608 (4.56%) VMware Infrastructure
4 374 (2.80%) Hyper-V
5 132 (0.99%) Virtual Machines
6 111 (0.83%) XenApp
7 90 (0.67%) vSphere
8 86 (0.64%) VMware ESXi
9 74 (0.55%) Virtual Servers
10 67 (0.50%) Microsoft App-V
11 54 (0.40%) XenDesktop
12 40 (0.30%) Apache Flume
13 37 (0.28%) HDFS
14 34 (0.25%) VirtualBox
14 34 (0.25%) VMware NSX
15 30 (0.22%) Firmware
16 26 (0.19%) Virtual Desktop
16 26 (0.19%) VMware Workstation
17 21 (0.16%) vCloud
18 18 (0.13%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 486 (3.64%) Kubernetes
2 292 (2.19%) Terraform
3 285 (2.14%) SCCM
4 275 (2.06%) Puppet
5 266 (1.99%) Ansible
6 194 (1.45%) Opscode Chef
7 69 (0.52%) Microsoft Intune
8 68 (0.51%) Nagios
9 54 (0.40%) SCOM
10 50 (0.37%) SCVMM
10 50 (0.37%) WSUS
11 47 (0.35%) Cisco CUCM
12 41 (0.31%) Docker Swarm
12 41 (0.31%) Kibana
13 39 (0.29%) Tivoli
14 38 (0.28%) Oozie
14 38 (0.28%) Packer
15 33 (0.25%) Single Sign-On
16 32 (0.24%) Cisco Prime
17 31 (0.23%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 3,126 (23.42%) Microsoft
2 912 (6.83%) VMware
3 798 (5.98%) Oracle
4 760 (5.69%) Cisco
5 458 (3.43%) Google
6 374 (2.80%) SAP
7 360 (2.70%) Citrix
8 305 (2.29%) Salesforce.com
9 204 (1.53%) Tableau
10 202 (1.51%) HP
11 197 (1.48%) ServiceNow
12 190 (1.42%) Juniper
13 175 (1.31%) Apple
13 175 (1.31%) IBM
14 169 (1.27%) Adobe
15 163 (1.22%) Splunk
16 153 (1.15%) Sage
17 140 (1.05%) Dell
18 135 (1.01%) Atlassian
19 121 (0.91%) NetApp