Period
to 16 January 2019

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 16 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Problem-Solving
6 months to
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 24 26 20
Rank change year-on-year +2 -6 -2
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 80 112 187
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 7.64% 8.12% 9.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.32% 9.36% 10.54%
Number of salaries quoted 43 84 154
Essex median annual salary £27,500 £47,500 £41,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -42.11% +15.15% +17.86%
10th Percentile £21,250 £22,375 £24,000
90th Percentile £57,500 £63,000 £62,500
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 858 1,196 1,774
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 81.95% 86.73% 92.64%
Number of salaries quoted 628 1,010 1,323
Essex median annual salary £42,500 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.53% - +11.76%
10th Percentile £22,500 £27,500 £30,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £70,000 £71,250
East of England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

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 16 January 2019.

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 16 January 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
Colchester +14 20 £35,000 -36.36% 3
Chelmsford -5 19 £26,000 -27.78% 1
Southend-on-Sea +7 9 £22,500 -10.00% 1
Brentwood +2 8 £24,000 -59.15%
Harlow +25 5 - - 10
Saffron Walden - 3 £20,500 - 3
Basildon - 3 £35,000 - 1
Braintree - 1 £26,000 -
Problem-Solving
East of England

For the 6 months to 16 January 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 Essex region with a requirement for Problem-Solving.

1 37 (46.25%) Degree
2 36 (45.00%) Microsoft
3 33 (41.25%) C#
4 32 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
5 30 (37.50%) JavaScript
6 27 (33.75%) .NET
6 27 (33.75%) Windows
7 26 (32.50%) CSS
7 26 (32.50%) HTML
8 25 (31.25%) Self-Motivation
9 24 (30.00%) SQL Server
10 21 (26.25%) SQL
11 20 (25.00%) Computer Science
12 17 (21.25%) Mathematics
12 17 (21.25%) MySQL
13 15 (18.75%) Oracle
13 15 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
14 14 (17.50%) E-Commerce
15 13 (16.25%) Web Development
15 13 (16.25%) LESS
15 13 (16.25%) TypeScript
15 13 (16.25%) Creative Problem-Solving
16 12 (15.00%) Git (software)
17 11 (13.75%) MVC
17 11 (13.75%) Service Delivery
17 11 (13.75%) jQuery
18 10 (12.50%) SDLC
18 10 (12.50%) Java
18 10 (12.50%) OO
19 9 (11.25%) Finance

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 7 (8.75%) SharePoint
2 5 (6.25%) MS Exchange
3 4 (5.00%) JBoss
4 3 (3.75%) IIS
5 1 (1.25%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.25%) MS Project Server
5 1 (1.25%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (5.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.50%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.25%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (1.25%) NetSuite
2 1 (1.25%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.50%) Office 365
3 1 (1.25%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.50%) TCP/IP
2 5 (6.25%) Firewall
2 5 (6.25%) VPN
2 5 (6.25%) Wireless
3 4 (5.00%) BGP
3 4 (5.00%) Cisco IOS
3 4 (5.00%) DNS
3 4 (5.00%) Fibre Channel
3 4 (5.00%) Intrusion Detection
3 4 (5.00%) IPsec
3 4 (5.00%) LAN
3 4 (5.00%) NX-OS
3 4 (5.00%) OSPF
3 4 (5.00%) VoIP
3 4 (5.00%) WAN
4 2 (2.50%) HTTP
4 2 (2.50%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (30.00%) SQL Server
2 17 (21.25%) MySQL
3 5 (6.25%) Relational Database
4 4 (5.00%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (3.75%) SQL Server 2016
6 2 (2.50%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (1.25%) ActiveReports
7 1 (1.25%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (1.25%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.25%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (1.25%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (1.25%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.25%) SAP Data Services
7 1 (1.25%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (1.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (1.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 12 (15.00%) Git (software)
2 7 (8.75%) Visual Studio
3 4 (5.00%) Subversion
4 2 (2.50%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (1.25%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.25%) Maven
5 1 (1.25%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 9 (11.25%) Finance
2 6 (7.50%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.25%) Electronics
3 1 (1.25%) Law
3 1 (1.25%) Legal
3 1 (1.25%) Local Government
3 1 (1.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 46 (57.50%) Developer
2 20 (25.00%) Graduate
2 20 (25.00%) Graduate Developer
3 13 (16.25%) Graduate Web Developer
3 13 (16.25%) Trainee
3 13 (16.25%) Trainee Developer
3 13 (16.25%) Trainee Web Developer
3 13 (16.25%) Web Developer
4 12 (15.00%) Software Developer
5 10 (12.50%) Analyst
6 9 (11.25%) Junior
7 8 (10.00%) Service Analyst
7 8 (10.00%) Service Desk Analyst
8 7 (8.75%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 7 (8.75%) Junior Developer
9 6 (7.50%) C# Developer
9 6 (7.50%) Graduate Software Developer
10 5 (6.25%) Java Developer
10 5 (6.25%) Junior Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 4 (5.00%) Lead Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (33.75%) .NET
2 26 (32.50%) CSS
2 26 (32.50%) HTML
3 13 (16.25%) LESS
4 11 (13.75%) jQuery
5 8 (10.00%) Sass
6 7 (8.75%) .NET Framework
6 7 (8.75%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 5 (6.25%) Spring
8 4 (5.00%) ASP.NET
8 4 (5.00%) React
8 4 (5.00%) Spring MVC
8 4 (5.00%) Vue.js
8 4 (5.00%) Web Services
9 3 (3.75%) HTML5
9 3 (3.75%) SOAP
9 3 (3.75%) XML
10 2 (2.50%) REST
10 2 (2.50%) SAML
10 2 (2.50%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 32 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (31.25%) Self-Motivation
3 5 (6.25%) Client/Server
4 3 (3.75%) CCTV
4 3 (3.75%) Smartphone
4 3 (3.75%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (2.50%) User Experience
6 1 (1.25%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.25%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.25%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.25%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 27 (33.75%) Windows
2 6 (7.50%) Windows 10
3 5 (6.25%) Windows Server
4 3 (3.75%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.25%) Linux
5 1 (1.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (25.00%) Computer Science
2 17 (21.25%) Mathematics
3 15 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (17.50%) E-Commerce
5 13 (16.25%) Creative Problem-Solving
5 13 (16.25%) Web Development
6 11 (13.75%) MVC
6 11 (13.75%) Service Delivery
7 10 (12.50%) OO
7 10 (12.50%) SDLC
8 8 (10.00%) TDD
9 7 (8.75%) Front End Development
9 7 (8.75%) Responsive Web Design
9 7 (8.75%) Web Design
10 6 (7.50%) ITIL
10 6 (7.50%) Project Management
11 5 (6.25%) Business Process Analysis
11 5 (6.25%) ITIL V3
11 5 (6.25%) Systems Analysis
12 4 (5.00%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 33 (41.25%) C#
2 30 (37.50%) JavaScript
3 21 (26.25%) SQL
4 13 (16.25%) TypeScript
5 10 (12.50%) Java
6 5 (6.25%) PowerShell
6 5 (6.25%) Uniface
7 4 (5.00%) C
7 4 (5.00%) PHP
8 2 (2.50%) T-SQL
8 2 (2.50%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.25%) Delphi
9 1 (1.25%) VB
Qualifications
1 37 (46.25%) Degree
2 8 (10.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (6.25%) Security Cleared
4 4 (5.00%) CCIE
4 4 (5.00%) CEH
4 4 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (5.00%) CISSP
4 4 (5.00%) SC Cleared
5 3 (3.75%) MCSA
5 3 (3.75%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (3.75%) MOS
5 3 (3.75%) Six Sigma Green Belt
6 1 (1.25%) CIPD
6 1 (1.25%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.25%) QA
System Software
1 8 (10.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (2.50%) SCOM
1 2 (2.50%) Single Sign-On
2 1 (1.25%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 36 (45.00%) Microsoft
2 15 (18.75%) Oracle
3 4 (5.00%) Brocade
3 4 (5.00%) Cisco
4 3 (3.75%) Apple
4 3 (3.75%) Samsung
5 2 (2.50%) SolarWinds
5 2 (2.50%) VMware
6 1 (1.25%) Citrix
6 1 (1.25%) Remedy
6 1 (1.25%) Sage
6 1 (1.25%) SAP