Period
to 15 November 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 15 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Problem-Solving
6 months to
15 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 20 19 16
Rank change year-on-year -1 -3 -2
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 107 142 241
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 8.66% 9.85% 11.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.49% 11.38% 12.47%
Number of salaries quoted 74 113 201
Essex median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £21,250 £23,400 £22,500
90th Percentile £57,500 £55,000 £61,250
East of England median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 1,020 1,248 1,933
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 82.52% 86.55% 89.74%
Number of salaries quoted 793 1,038 1,482
Essex median annual salary £42,500 £45,001 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% +0.00% +12.50%
10th Percentile £24,000 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £68,750
East of England median annual salary £47,500 £46,250 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% -

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 15 November 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 15 November 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 +6 25 £26,000 -41.57% 6
Colchester +8 23 £42,500 - 7
Southend-on-Sea -1 10 £22,500 -10.00% 1
Harlow +9 8 £49,000 -10.91% 5
Loughton - 7 £40,000 -
Brentwood -3 6 £47,500 -17.39% 1
Saffron Walden +2 4 £20,000 -43.84% 3
Basildon -9 4 £31,750 -15.33% 1
Braintree - 1 £26,000 -
Problem-Solving
East of England

For the 6 months to 15 November 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 50 (46.73%) Microsoft
2 48 (44.86%) Degree
3 47 (43.93%) Analytical Skills
4 39 (36.45%) JavaScript
5 38 (35.51%) C#
6 35 (32.71%) .NET
6 35 (32.71%) CSS
7 34 (31.78%) HTML
8 33 (30.84%) Windows
9 32 (29.91%) SQL
10 27 (25.23%) SQL Server
11 26 (24.30%) Self-Motivation
12 22 (20.56%) MySQL
12 22 (20.56%) Agile Software Development
12 22 (20.56%) Computer Science
13 21 (19.63%) Web Development
14 20 (18.69%) jQuery
15 17 (15.89%) Git (software)
16 16 (14.95%) Active Directory
17 15 (14.02%) Oracle
18 14 (13.08%) E-Commerce
19 13 (12.15%) Mathematics
19 13 (12.15%) Creative Problem-Solving
19 13 (12.15%) LESS
19 13 (12.15%) TypeScript
20 12 (11.21%) Sass
20 12 (11.21%) MVC
20 12 (11.21%) Finance
21 11 (10.28%) Web Design
21 11 (10.28%) OO

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 8 (7.48%) MS Exchange
2 6 (5.61%) SharePoint
3 4 (3.74%) CMS
3 4 (3.74%) Drupal
3 4 (3.74%) JBoss
3 4 (3.74%) Joomla!
3 4 (3.74%) WordPress
3 4 (3.74%) Zope
4 3 (2.80%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (2.80%) IIS
5 2 (1.87%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.93%) Apache
6 1 (0.93%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.93%) MS Project Server
6 1 (0.93%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (3.74%) Adobe Illustrator
1 4 (3.74%) InDesign
1 4 (3.74%) Photoshop
2 3 (2.80%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (2.80%) Dynamics AX
1 3 (2.80%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.93%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.93%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 8 (7.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (3.74%) Office 365
3 1 (0.93%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 8 (7.48%) TCP/IP
2 3 (2.80%) Firewall
3 1 (0.93%) DHCP
3 1 (0.93%) DNS
3 1 (0.93%) HTTP
3 1 (0.93%) LAN
3 1 (0.93%) NetScaler
3 1 (0.93%) VPN
3 1 (0.93%) WAN
3 1 (0.93%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (25.23%) SQL Server
2 22 (20.56%) MySQL
3 5 (4.67%) Relational Database
4 4 (3.74%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (2.80%) SQL Server 2016
6 2 (1.87%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (1.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.93%) ActiveReports
7 1 (0.93%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.93%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.93%) Ingres
7 1 (0.93%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.93%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.93%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.93%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.93%) SAP Data Services
7 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 17 (15.89%) Git (software)
2 8 (7.48%) Visual Studio
3 5 (4.67%) Subversion
4 4 (3.74%) Dreamweaver
5 2 (1.87%) JUnit
5 2 (1.87%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
6 1 (0.93%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.93%) Maven
6 1 (0.93%) Rational DOORS
General
1 12 (11.21%) Finance
2 8 (7.48%) Retail
3 5 (4.67%) Legal
4 4 (3.74%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.80%) Back Office
5 3 (2.80%) Games
6 2 (1.87%) Local Government
7 1 (0.93%) Electronics
7 1 (0.93%) Law
7 1 (0.93%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 61 (57.01%) Developer
2 21 (19.63%) Graduate
2 21 (19.63%) Graduate Developer
3 17 (15.89%) Web Developer
4 16 (14.95%) Analyst
5 14 (13.08%) Software Developer
6 13 (12.15%) Graduate Web Developer
6 13 (12.15%) Trainee
6 13 (12.15%) Trainee Developer
6 13 (12.15%) Trainee Web Developer
7 11 (10.28%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 10 (9.35%) Service Analyst
8 10 (9.35%) Service Desk Analyst
9 8 (7.48%) Junior
10 7 (6.54%) Graduate Software Developer
10 7 (6.54%) Java Developer
10 7 (6.54%) Junior Developer
11 6 (5.61%) C# Developer
11 6 (5.61%) Project Manager
11 6 (5.61%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (32.71%) .NET
1 35 (32.71%) CSS
2 34 (31.78%) HTML
3 20 (18.69%) jQuery
4 13 (12.15%) LESS
5 12 (11.21%) Sass
6 11 (10.28%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 9 (8.41%) XML
8 8 (7.48%) .NET Framework
9 7 (6.54%) Spring
10 6 (5.61%) Web Services
11 5 (4.67%) ASP.NET
11 5 (4.67%) React
11 5 (4.67%) Vue.js
12 4 (3.74%) Django
12 4 (3.74%) Flash
12 4 (3.74%) Spring MVC
12 4 (3.74%) XSLT
13 3 (2.80%) HTML5
13 3 (2.80%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 47 (43.93%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (24.30%) Self-Motivation
3 22 (20.56%) Computer Science
4 8 (7.48%) User Experience
5 6 (5.61%) Management Information System
6 5 (4.67%) CCTV
6 5 (4.67%) Client/Server
6 5 (4.67%) FMCG
6 5 (4.67%) Smartphone
6 5 (4.67%) Video Conferencing
7 4 (3.74%) Freedom of Information
8 2 (1.87%) Analytical Mindset
8 2 (1.87%) NHS
8 2 (1.87%) Online Gambling
8 2 (1.87%) Social Gaming
9 1 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.93%) Life Science
9 1 (0.93%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 33 (30.84%) Windows
2 11 (10.28%) Windows Server
3 6 (5.61%) Windows 10
4 5 (4.67%) Windows XP
5 2 (1.87%) Linux
6 1 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.93%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.93%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.93%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (20.56%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (19.63%) Web Development
3 14 (13.08%) E-Commerce
4 13 (12.15%) Creative Problem-Solving
4 13 (12.15%) Mathematics
5 12 (11.21%) MVC
6 11 (10.28%) Front End Development
6 11 (10.28%) OO
6 11 (10.28%) Responsive Web Design
6 11 (10.28%) Web Design
7 10 (9.35%) ITIL
8 9 (8.41%) SDLC
8 9 (8.41%) TDD
9 8 (7.48%) ITIL V3
10 7 (6.54%) ERP
10 7 (6.54%) PRINCE2
10 7 (6.54%) Project Management
10 7 (6.54%) Risk Management
11 6 (5.61%) Change Management
11 6 (5.61%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 39 (36.45%) JavaScript
2 38 (35.51%) C#
3 32 (29.91%) SQL
4 13 (12.15%) TypeScript
5 10 (9.35%) Java
6 9 (8.41%) PHP
7 8 (7.48%) PowerShell
8 5 (4.67%) Uniface
9 4 (3.74%) Python
9 4 (3.74%) T-SQL
10 3 (2.80%) Delphi
10 3 (2.80%) VB
10 3 (2.80%) VB.NET
11 2 (1.87%) C
12 1 (0.93%) X++
Qualifications
1 48 (44.86%) Degree
2 8 (7.48%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (6.54%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (5.61%) MCSA
5 5 (4.67%) MOS
5 5 (4.67%) Six Sigma Green Belt
6 2 (1.87%) CCNA
6 2 (1.87%) CIPD
6 2 (1.87%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.87%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.93%) CCENT
7 1 (0.93%) MCP
7 1 (0.93%) MCSE
7 1 (0.93%) PMP
7 1 (0.93%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.93%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.93%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (8.41%) QA
2 3 (2.80%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.93%) PMO
System Software
1 16 (14.95%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.93%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (0.93%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.93%) vSphere
2 1 (0.93%) XenApp
2 1 (0.93%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (0.93%) SCOM
1 1 (0.93%) Single Sign-On
1 1 (0.93%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 50 (46.73%) Microsoft
2 15 (14.02%) Oracle
3 5 (4.67%) Apple
3 5 (4.67%) Samsung
4 4 (3.74%) Adobe
5 3 (2.80%) VMware
6 2 (1.87%) Cisco
6 2 (1.87%) Citrix
7 1 (0.93%) Avaya
7 1 (0.93%) Mitel
7 1 (0.93%) Remedy
7 1 (0.93%) SAP
7 1 (0.93%) SolarWinds