Period
to 20 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Essex 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 20 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Problem-Solving
6 months to
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 19 22 12
Rank change year-on-year +3 -10 0
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 111 155 261
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 8.46% 9.33% 12.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.07% 10.78% 14.47%
Number of salaries quoted 88 121 227
Essex median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% +21.43% -6.67%
10th Percentile £21,775 £23,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £57,500 £58,750 £63,750
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 Essex with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Essex
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,102 1,438 1,804
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 83.99% 86.57% 89.22%
Number of salaries quoted 894 1,175 1,438
Essex median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £44,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% +1.69% +10.63%
10th Percentile £24,575 £28,374 £23,350
90th Percentile £66,250 £65,000 £66,625
East of England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +1.12%

Problem-Solving
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

Job postings citing Problem-Solving as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Essex.

Job vacancy trend for Problem-Solving in Essex

Problem-Solving
Salary Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Problem-Solving in Essex.

Salary trend for Problem-Solving in Essex

Problem-Solving
Salary Histogram in Essex

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Problem-Solving in Essex over the 6 months to 20 September 2018.

Salary histogram for Problem-Solving in Essex

Problem-Solving
Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Problem-Solving within the Essex region over the 6 months to 20 September 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
Chelmsford +18 32 £26,000 -44.09% 3
Colchester +1 22 £46,250 +8.82% 5
Harlow +6 8 £49,000 -10.91% 4
Brentwood 0 8 £47,500 -13.64% 5
Loughton - 7 £40,000 - 1
Southend-on-Sea -3 5 £36,250 +11.54% 4
Basildon -4 4 £35,000 -6.67% 3
Billericay +9 3 £40,000 - 1
Saffron Walden +3 3 £19,500 -48.42% 2
Wickford - 1 £22,500 -
Problem-Solving
East of England

For the 6 months to 20 September 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 Essex region with a requirement for Problem-Solving.

1 46 (41.44%) Analytical Skills
2 39 (35.14%) Microsoft
3 37 (33.33%) Windows
4 33 (29.73%) Degree
5 26 (23.42%) SQL
6 25 (22.52%) JavaScript
7 24 (21.62%) SQL Server
7 24 (21.62%) HTML
7 24 (21.62%) Agile Software Development
8 23 (20.72%) CSS
9 22 (19.82%) C#
9 22 (19.82%) .NET
9 22 (19.82%) Active Directory
10 20 (18.02%) Finance
11 17 (15.32%) ITIL
12 16 (14.41%) jQuery
13 14 (12.61%) Web Development
13 14 (12.61%) Self-Motivation
14 13 (11.71%) Git (software)
14 13 (11.71%) QA
14 13 (11.71%) MS Exchange
15 12 (10.81%) Microsoft Certification
15 12 (10.81%) Project Management
15 12 (10.81%) PowerShell
16 11 (9.91%) Responsive Web Design
16 11 (9.91%) Sass
16 11 (9.91%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 11 (9.91%) Front End Development
16 11 (9.91%) Windows Server
16 11 (9.91%) Change Management

Problem-Solving
Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex 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 13 (11.71%) MS Exchange
2 9 (8.11%) Exchange Server 2013
3 8 (7.21%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (4.50%) IIS
5 4 (3.60%) CMS
5 4 (3.60%) Drupal
5 4 (3.60%) Joomla!
5 4 (3.60%) WordPress
5 4 (3.60%) Zope
6 3 (2.70%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.90%) Apache
7 1 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.90%) MS Project Server
7 1 (0.90%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (8.11%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (4.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (4.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (3.60%) Adobe Illustrator
3 4 (3.60%) InDesign
3 4 (3.60%) MS Visio
3 4 (3.60%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.90%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (3.60%) Dynamics NAV
2 3 (2.70%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (2.70%) Workfront
3 1 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.90%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.90%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 10 (9.01%) Office 365
2 8 (7.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.90%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.31%) TCP/IP
2 4 (3.60%) Firewall
3 3 (2.70%) DHCP
3 3 (2.70%) SMS
4 2 (1.80%) DNS
4 2 (1.80%) LAN
4 2 (1.80%) VPN
4 2 (1.80%) WAN
5 1 (0.90%) Broadband
5 1 (0.90%) DMZ
5 1 (0.90%) IMAP
5 1 (0.90%) MPLS
5 1 (0.90%) OSPF
5 1 (0.90%) SMTP
5 1 (0.90%) SSL
5 1 (0.90%) VLAN
5 1 (0.90%) VoIP
5 1 (0.90%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.90%) Wireless
5 1 (0.90%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (21.62%) SQL Server
2 11 (9.91%) MySQL
3 4 (3.60%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (3.60%) Relational Database
3 4 (3.60%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (2.70%) SQL Server 2016
5 2 (1.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.90%) ActiveReports
6 1 (0.90%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.90%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.90%) Ingres
6 1 (0.90%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.90%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.90%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.90%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.90%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 13 (11.71%) Git (software)
2 6 (5.41%) Visual Studio
3 4 (3.60%) Dreamweaver
4 3 (2.70%) JIRA
5 2 (1.80%) JUnit
5 2 (1.80%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
6 1 (0.90%) Artifactory
6 1 (0.90%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.90%) GitLab
6 1 (0.90%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.90%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (0.90%) Selenium
6 1 (0.90%) Subversion
General
1 20 (18.02%) Finance
2 10 (9.01%) Retail
3 5 (4.50%) Legal
4 4 (3.60%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.70%) Back Office
5 3 (2.70%) Games
6 2 (1.80%) Local Government
7 1 (0.90%) Advertising
7 1 (0.90%) Law
7 1 (0.90%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.90%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 38 (34.23%) Developer
2 25 (22.52%) Analyst
3 13 (11.71%) Service Analyst
3 13 (11.71%) Service Desk Analyst
4 11 (9.91%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 10 (9.01%) Web Developer
6 9 (8.11%) Graduate
6 9 (8.11%) Graduate Developer
7 7 (6.31%) Applications Support
7 7 (6.31%) Project Manager
8 6 (5.41%) C# Developer
8 6 (5.41%) Graduate Web Developer
8 6 (5.41%) Junior
8 6 (5.41%) Junior Developer
8 6 (5.41%) Trainee
8 6 (5.41%) Trainee Developer
8 6 (5.41%) Trainee Web Developer
9 5 (4.50%) Messaging Specialist
9 5 (4.50%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
9 5 (4.50%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (21.62%) HTML
2 23 (20.72%) CSS
3 22 (19.82%) .NET
4 16 (14.41%) jQuery
5 11 (9.91%) Sass
5 11 (9.91%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 11 (9.91%) XML
6 6 (5.41%) LESS
7 5 (4.50%) Web Services
8 4 (3.60%) ASP.NET
8 4 (3.60%) Django
8 4 (3.60%) Flash
8 4 (3.60%) WPF
8 4 (3.60%) XSLT
9 3 (2.70%) .NET Framework
9 3 (2.70%) SOAP
10 2 (1.80%) Hibernate
10 2 (1.80%) JSON
10 2 (1.80%) LDAP
10 2 (1.80%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 46 (41.44%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (12.61%) Self-Motivation
3 11 (9.91%) Computer Science
4 10 (9.01%) Management Information System
5 8 (7.21%) User Experience
6 5 (4.50%) CCTV
6 5 (4.50%) FMCG
6 5 (4.50%) Smartphone
6 5 (4.50%) Video Conferencing
7 4 (3.60%) Freedom of Information
8 2 (1.80%) Analytical Mindset
8 2 (1.80%) NHS
8 2 (1.80%) Online Gambling
8 2 (1.80%) PKI
8 2 (1.80%) Social Gaming
9 1 (0.90%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.90%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 37 (33.33%) Windows
2 11 (9.91%) Windows Server
3 7 (6.31%) Windows 10
4 5 (4.50%) Windows XP
5 4 (3.60%) Linux
6 2 (1.80%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.80%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.80%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.90%) Unix
7 1 (0.90%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (21.62%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (15.32%) ITIL
3 14 (12.61%) Web Development
4 12 (10.81%) Project Management
5 11 (9.91%) Change Management
5 11 (9.91%) Front End Development
5 11 (9.91%) Responsive Web Design
5 11 (9.91%) Web Design
6 9 (8.11%) E-Commerce
6 9 (8.11%) Root Cause Analysis
7 8 (7.21%) ITIL V3
7 8 (7.21%) People Management
8 7 (6.31%) ERP
8 7 (6.31%) PRINCE2
8 7 (6.31%) Project Planning
8 7 (6.31%) Risk Management
8 7 (6.31%) Test Automation
8 7 (6.31%) Time Management
8 7 (6.31%) Waterfall
9 6 (5.41%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 26 (23.42%) SQL
2 25 (22.52%) JavaScript
3 22 (19.82%) C#
4 12 (10.81%) PowerShell
5 6 (5.41%) TypeScript
6 5 (4.50%) PHP
7 4 (3.60%) C
7 4 (3.60%) Delphi
7 4 (3.60%) Java
7 4 (3.60%) Python
7 4 (3.60%) T-SQL
7 4 (3.60%) VB
8 2 (1.80%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.90%) Groovy
9 1 (0.90%) X++
9 1 (0.90%) XAML
Qualifications
1 33 (29.73%) Degree
2 12 (10.81%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (9.01%) MCSA
4 5 (4.50%) MCSE
4 5 (4.50%) MOS
4 5 (4.50%) Six Sigma Green Belt
5 4 (3.60%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (2.70%) CCNA
6 3 (2.70%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (2.70%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (1.80%) CIPD
7 2 (1.80%) SC Cleared
7 2 (1.80%) Security Cleared
8 1 (0.90%) CCENT
8 1 (0.90%) CCNP
8 1 (0.90%) MCITP
8 1 (0.90%) MCP
8 1 (0.90%) PMP
8 1 (0.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.90%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (11.71%) QA
2 5 (4.50%) PMO
3 3 (2.70%) Data Quality
3 3 (2.70%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (19.82%) Active Directory
2 5 (4.50%) XenApp
3 2 (1.80%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
4 1 (0.90%) Firmware
4 1 (0.90%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.90%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.90%) vSphere
4 1 (0.90%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (0.90%) Ansible
1 1 (0.90%) Backup Exec
1 1 (0.90%) Consul
1 1 (0.90%) Terraform
Vendors
1 39 (35.14%) Microsoft
2 10 (9.01%) Oracle
3 6 (5.41%) Citrix
4 5 (4.50%) Apple
4 5 (4.50%) Samsung
5 4 (3.60%) Adobe
6 3 (2.70%) Cisco
7 2 (1.80%) SAP
7 2 (1.80%) VMware
8 1 (0.90%) Aruba
8 1 (0.90%) Avaya
8 1 (0.90%) Capita
8 1 (0.90%) Mitel
8 1 (0.90%) Palo Alto
8 1 (0.90%) Symantec