Period
to 24 June 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 24 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Problem-Solving
6 months to
24 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 27 28 13
Rank change year-on-year +1 -15 +1
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 114 144 269
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 7.86% 7.31% 12.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.46% 8.67% 14.53%
Number of salaries quoted 106 116 245
Essex median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% +14.29% -6.67%
10th Percentile £22,500 £23,000 £19,250
90th Percentile £58,750 £58,750 £60,750
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% 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 1,205 1,661 1,851
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 83.05% 84.27% 88.95%
Number of salaries quoted 1,016 1,307 1,445
Essex median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £22,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £65,150
East of England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.51%

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 24 June 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 24 June 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
Colchester +7 43 £50,000 +17.65% 10
Chelmsford +25 24 £29,298 +22.08% 3
Loughton - 7 £40,000 - 1
Southend-on-Sea - 7 £33,000 - 1
Brentwood +7 6 £50,000 - 1
Basildon -10 4 £28,500 -24.00% 10
Billericay +13 3 £40,000 +33.33%
Saffron Walden -1 1 £19,500 -45.25% 1
Harlow -20 1 £28,000 -20.00% 1
Braintree - 1 £35,000 -
Wickford - 1 £22,500 -
Problem-Solving
East of England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 44 (38.60%) SQL
2 36 (31.58%) Analytical Skills
3 33 (28.95%) Degree
4 31 (27.19%) Migration
5 28 (24.56%) Windows
6 26 (22.81%) .NET
6 26 (22.81%) Microsoft
7 24 (21.05%) Finance
8 22 (19.30%) Active Directory
8 22 (19.30%) C#
9 21 (18.42%) XML
9 21 (18.42%) Web Development
10 20 (17.54%) Agile Software Development
10 20 (17.54%) SQL Server
11 18 (15.79%) E-Commerce
12 17 (14.91%) Office 365
13 16 (14.04%) Microsoft Azure
14 15 (13.16%) PowerShell
14 15 (13.16%) Exchange Server 2013
14 15 (13.16%) Web Services
14 15 (13.16%) MS Exchange
14 15 (13.16%) ASP.NET
14 15 (13.16%) TDD
15 14 (12.28%) Exchange Server 2010
16 13 (11.40%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 13 (11.40%) AngularJS
16 13 (11.40%) .NET Core
16 13 (11.40%) Self-Motivation
16 13 (11.40%) WCF
17 12 (10.53%) Microsoft Office

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 15 (13.16%) Exchange Server 2013
1 15 (13.16%) MS Exchange
2 14 (12.28%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (5.26%) Apache Spark
4 4 (3.51%) CMS
4 4 (3.51%) Drupal
4 4 (3.51%) IIS
4 4 (3.51%) Joomla!
4 4 (3.51%) SharePoint
4 4 (3.51%) WordPress
4 4 (3.51%) Zope
5 3 (2.63%) Apache Pig
6 2 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.88%) Apache
7 1 (0.88%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.88%) WebSphere
Applications
1 12 (10.53%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (4.39%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (4.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (3.51%) Adobe Illustrator
3 4 (3.51%) InDesign
3 4 (3.51%) MS Visio
3 4 (3.51%) Photoshop
4 3 (2.63%) Weka
Business Applications
1 9 (7.89%) Payment Gateway
2 3 (2.63%) Workfront
3 2 (1.75%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.88%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 17 (14.91%) Office 365
2 16 (14.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.63%) Azure Data Factory
4 1 (0.88%) SaaS
4 1 (0.88%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 9 (7.89%) Firewall
2 4 (3.51%) DHCP
2 4 (3.51%) Internet
2 4 (3.51%) VPN
3 3 (2.63%) DNS
3 3 (2.63%) LAN
3 3 (2.63%) SMS
3 3 (2.63%) TCP/IP
3 3 (2.63%) WAN
4 2 (1.75%) DMZ
4 2 (1.75%) Extranet
4 2 (1.75%) IMAP
4 2 (1.75%) SMTP
4 2 (1.75%) VLAN
5 1 (0.88%) Intranet
5 1 (0.88%) MPLS
5 1 (0.88%) OSPF
5 1 (0.88%) SSL
5 1 (0.88%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.88%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (17.54%) SQL Server
2 7 (6.14%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (5.26%) NoSQL
3 6 (5.26%) RDBMS
3 6 (5.26%) Relational Database
4 5 (4.39%) Big Data
4 5 (4.39%) Hadoop
4 5 (4.39%) MySQL
5 3 (2.63%) Apache Cassandra
5 3 (2.63%) Apache Hive
5 3 (2.63%) Data Mining
5 3 (2.63%) Mahout
5 3 (2.63%) MongoDB
5 3 (2.63%) Oracle Database 10g
5 3 (2.63%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (2.63%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (2.63%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (2.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (2.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (2.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (4.39%) Git (software)
1 5 (4.39%) JIRA
2 4 (3.51%) Dreamweaver
3 3 (2.63%) Visual Studio
4 2 (1.75%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
5 1 (0.88%) Ant
5 1 (0.88%) Artifactory
5 1 (0.88%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.88%) CA Gen
5 1 (0.88%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.88%) GitLab
5 1 (0.88%) Grunt
5 1 (0.88%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.88%) JIRA Agile
5 1 (0.88%) JUnit
5 1 (0.88%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (0.88%) Selenium
5 1 (0.88%) Subversion
5 1 (0.88%) TestRail
General
1 24 (21.05%) Finance
2 10 (8.77%) Retail
3 7 (6.14%) Legal
4 3 (2.63%) Games
4 3 (2.63%) Marketing
5 2 (1.75%) Automotive
5 2 (1.75%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.88%) Advertising
6 1 (0.88%) Back Office
6 1 (0.88%) Electronics
6 1 (0.88%) Law
Job Titles
1 31 (27.19%) Developer
2 20 (17.54%) Analyst
3 12 (10.53%) Full Stack Developer
4 10 (8.77%) Applications Support
4 10 (8.77%) Messaging Specialist
4 10 (8.77%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
5 8 (7.02%) .NET Developer
6 7 (6.14%) Active Directory Specialist
6 7 (6.14%) Administrator
6 7 (6.14%) C# Developer
6 7 (6.14%) Project Manager
6 7 (6.14%) Software Developer
6 7 (6.14%) SQL Developer
7 6 (5.26%) C# Software Developer
7 6 (5.26%) Data Analyst
7 6 (5.26%) Software Engineer
8 5 (4.39%) ASP.NET Developer
8 5 (4.39%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 5 (4.39%) Service Analyst
8 5 (4.39%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (22.81%) .NET
2 21 (18.42%) XML
3 15 (13.16%) ASP.NET
3 15 (13.16%) Web Services
4 13 (11.40%) .NET Core
4 13 (11.40%) AngularJS
4 13 (11.40%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 13 (11.40%) WCF
5 10 (8.77%) HTML
6 8 (7.02%) CSS
6 8 (7.02%) jQuery
7 4 (3.51%) Django
7 4 (3.51%) Flash
7 4 (3.51%) XSLT
8 3 (2.63%) HTML5
8 3 (2.63%) Kafka
8 3 (2.63%) LDAP
8 3 (2.63%) NumPy
8 3 (2.63%) RabbitMQ
8 3 (2.63%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 36 (31.58%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (11.40%) Self-Motivation
3 8 (7.02%) Computer Science
3 8 (7.02%) Management Information System
4 4 (3.51%) Freedom of Information
4 4 (3.51%) User Experience
5 3 (2.63%) Algorithms
5 3 (2.63%) PKI
6 2 (1.75%) Analytical Mindset
6 2 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.88%) Device Driver
7 1 (0.88%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.88%) FMCG
7 1 (0.88%) Online Gambling
7 1 (0.88%) Social Gaming
Operating Systems
1 28 (24.56%) Windows
2 9 (7.89%) Windows Server
3 8 (7.02%) Linux
4 3 (2.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (2.63%) Windows 10
4 3 (2.63%) Windows 7
4 3 (2.63%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (2.63%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.75%) Unix
5 2 (1.75%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.88%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (27.19%) Migration
2 21 (18.42%) Web Development
3 20 (17.54%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (15.79%) E-Commerce
5 15 (13.16%) TDD
6 10 (8.77%) Change Management
6 10 (8.77%) Data Management
6 10 (8.77%) ITIL
6 10 (8.77%) Project Management
7 9 (7.89%) Waterfall
8 8 (7.02%) Time Management
8 8 (7.02%) Visualisation
9 7 (6.14%) Problem Management
9 7 (6.14%) Software Engineering
9 7 (6.14%) Test Automation
10 6 (5.26%) Creative Thinking
10 6 (5.26%) Data Visualisation
10 6 (5.26%) Open Source
10 6 (5.26%) Regression Testing
11 5 (4.39%) Data Science
Programming Languages
1 44 (38.60%) SQL
2 22 (19.30%) C#
3 15 (13.16%) PowerShell
4 11 (9.65%) JavaScript
5 8 (7.02%) Java
6 6 (5.26%) T-SQL
7 5 (4.39%) PHP
8 4 (3.51%) Python
8 4 (3.51%) VB
9 3 (2.63%) C
9 3 (2.63%) Delphi
9 3 (2.63%) MATLAB
9 3 (2.63%) R
10 1 (0.88%) Embedded C
10 1 (0.88%) Groovy
10 1 (0.88%) Java 8
10 1 (0.88%) Perl
10 1 (0.88%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.88%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.88%) XAML
Qualifications
1 33 (28.95%) Degree
2 8 (7.02%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (4.39%) ITIL Certification
3 5 (4.39%) MCSA
3 5 (4.39%) MCSE
4 3 (2.63%) CCNA
4 3 (2.63%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (2.63%) Master's Degree
4 3 (2.63%) PhD
5 2 (1.75%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (1.75%) MCITP
5 2 (1.75%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.75%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.88%) CCENT
6 1 (0.88%) CCNP
6 1 (0.88%) MCP
6 1 (0.88%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.88%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.02%) PMO
2 7 (6.14%) QA
3 3 (2.63%) SLA
4 2 (1.75%) Data Quality
System Software
1 22 (19.30%) Active Directory
2 5 (4.39%) XenApp
3 3 (2.63%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
3 3 (2.63%) Apache Flume
3 3 (2.63%) Docker
3 3 (2.63%) HDFS
4 1 (0.88%) Firmware
4 1 (0.88%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.88%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.88%) vSphere
4 1 (0.88%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (1.75%) Backup Exec
2 1 (0.88%) Ansible
2 1 (0.88%) Consul
2 1 (0.88%) Terraform
Vendors
1 26 (22.81%) Microsoft
2 9 (7.89%) DataCash
3 6 (5.26%) Citrix
3 6 (5.26%) Oracle
3 6 (5.26%) Tableau
4 4 (3.51%) Adobe
4 4 (3.51%) Capita
5 3 (2.63%) Cisco
5 3 (2.63%) Cloudera
5 3 (2.63%) Hortonworks
5 3 (2.63%) MapR
6 2 (1.75%) SAP
6 2 (1.75%) Symantec
6 2 (1.75%) VMware
7 1 (0.88%) Avaya
7 1 (0.88%) BEA
7 1 (0.88%) Informatica
7 1 (0.88%) Mitel
7 1 (0.88%) Splunk
7 1 (0.88%) webMethods