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

Problem-Solving
6 months to
16 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 22 24 26
Rank change year-on-year +2 +2 -13
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 59 127 148
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 7.71% 8.80% 7.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.10% 10.17% 8.73%
Number of salaries quoted 44 116 118
Essex median annual salary £41,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.89% +12.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £25,000 £22,500 £23,000
90th Percentile £58,375 £58,750 £57,875
East of England median annual salary £40,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -11.11% +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 648 1,249 1,695
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 84.71% 86.56% 87.15%
Number of salaries quoted 495 1,053 1,339
Essex median annual salary £44,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.22% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £25,000 £26,250 £27,000
90th Percentile £67,800 £70,000 £65,000
East of England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +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 July 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 July 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 +4 23 £47,500 -5.00% 1
Chelmsford +10 16 £25,000 -14.67% 1
Brentwood +2 5 £50,000 - 1
Basildon +11 3 £32,500 +14.04% 2
Southend-on-Sea -2 3 - - 2
Wickford +10 1 £52,500 +133.33%
Waltham Abbey - 1 £35,000 -
Problem-Solving
East of England

For the 6 months to 16 July 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 28 (47.46%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (42.37%) Microsoft
3 23 (38.98%) C#
3 23 (38.98%) HTML
3 23 (38.98%) JavaScript
4 18 (30.51%) SQL
5 16 (27.12%) SQL Server
6 14 (23.73%) Degree
7 13 (22.03%) Finance
7 13 (22.03%) .NET
7 13 (22.03%) CSS
7 13 (22.03%) Windows
8 12 (20.34%) Microsoft Azure
8 12 (20.34%) Decision-Making
8 12 (20.34%) Self-Motivation
9 11 (18.64%) HTML5
9 11 (18.64%) E-Commerce
9 11 (18.64%) C
9 11 (18.64%) Agile Software Development
10 10 (16.95%) Financial Institution
10 10 (16.95%) ASP.NET
10 10 (16.95%) Visual Studio
10 10 (16.95%) MySQL
10 10 (16.95%) OO
10 10 (16.95%) SDLC
11 9 (15.25%) Creative Problem-Solving
12 8 (13.56%) ITIL
12 8 (13.56%) Oracle
12 8 (13.56%) Relational Database
13 7 (11.86%) Web Development

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 3 (5.08%) IIS
2 1 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (1.69%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.69%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 3 (5.08%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (5.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.69%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 12 (20.34%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (10.17%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (5.08%) npm
3 3 (5.08%) Office 365
3 3 (5.08%) Power Platform
4 1 (1.69%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (1.69%) IaaS
4 1 (1.69%) iTunes
4 1 (1.69%) PaaS
4 1 (1.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.47%) DNS
2 4 (6.78%) DHCP
2 4 (6.78%) VPN
3 2 (3.39%) Firewall
3 2 (3.39%) VoIP
4 1 (1.69%) Asterisk PBX
4 1 (1.69%) BGP
4 1 (1.69%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (1.69%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (1.69%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (1.69%) IPsec
4 1 (1.69%) iSCSI
4 1 (1.69%) LAN
4 1 (1.69%) Network Security
4 1 (1.69%) NX-OS
4 1 (1.69%) OSPF
4 1 (1.69%) SSH
4 1 (1.69%) SSL
4 1 (1.69%) WAN
4 1 (1.69%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (27.12%) SQL Server
2 10 (16.95%) MySQL
3 8 (13.56%) Relational Database
4 3 (5.08%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (5.08%) Power BI
4 3 (5.08%) QlikView
4 3 (5.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (5.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (3.39%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (1.69%) GIS
6 1 (1.69%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.69%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.69%) Snowflake Schema
6 1 (1.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.69%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 10 (16.95%) Visual Studio
2 3 (5.08%) Oracle Forms
2 3 (5.08%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (5.08%) webpack
General
1 13 (22.03%) Finance
2 10 (16.95%) Financial Institution
3 4 (6.78%) Law
3 4 (6.78%) Telecoms
4 3 (5.08%) Marketing
5 2 (3.39%) Legal
6 1 (1.69%) Electronics
6 1 (1.69%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 26 (44.07%) Developer
2 17 (28.81%) Analyst
3 16 (27.12%) SQL Developer
4 13 (22.03%) Graduate
4 13 (22.03%) Graduate Developer
5 12 (20.34%) Software Developer
6 10 (16.95%) Graduate JavaScript Developer
6 10 (16.95%) Graduate SQL Developer
6 10 (16.95%) HTML Developer
6 10 (16.95%) JavaScript Developer
7 9 (15.25%) .NET Developer
7 9 (15.25%) Graduate Software Developer
8 7 (11.86%) Web Developer
9 6 (10.17%) C# .NET Developer
9 6 (10.17%) C# Developer
9 6 (10.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 5 (8.47%) Architect
10 5 (8.47%) Support Analyst
11 4 (6.78%) Senior Architect
11 4 (6.78%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (38.98%) HTML
2 13 (22.03%) .NET
2 13 (22.03%) CSS
3 11 (18.64%) HTML5
4 10 (16.95%) ASP.NET
5 7 (11.86%) jQuery
6 6 (10.17%) LESS
7 4 (6.78%) AngularJS
7 4 (6.78%) ASP.NET Web API
7 4 (6.78%) JSON
8 3 (5.08%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 3 (5.08%) Express
8 3 (5.08%) Microsoft Graph
8 3 (5.08%) Node.js
8 3 (5.08%) REST
9 1 (1.69%) CSS3
9 1 (1.69%) Razor View Engine
9 1 (1.69%) SignalR
9 1 (1.69%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 1 (1.69%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 28 (47.46%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (20.34%) Self-Motivation
3 7 (11.86%) Management Information System
4 6 (10.17%) User Experience
5 2 (3.39%) NHS
6 1 (1.69%) Analytical Mindset
6 1 (1.69%) Device Driver
6 1 (1.69%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.69%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (1.69%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.69%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 13 (22.03%) Windows
2 3 (5.08%) Linux
3 2 (3.39%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.69%) Debian
4 1 (1.69%) FreeNAS
4 1 (1.69%) Ubuntu
4 1 (1.69%) VxWorks
4 1 (1.69%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (20.34%) Decision-Making
2 11 (18.64%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (18.64%) E-Commerce
3 10 (16.95%) OO
3 10 (16.95%) SDLC
4 9 (15.25%) Creative Problem-Solving
5 8 (13.56%) ITIL
6 7 (11.86%) MVC
6 7 (11.86%) Web Development
7 6 (10.17%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 6 (10.17%) Service Delivery
8 5 (8.47%) ERP
8 5 (8.47%) Problem Management
8 5 (8.47%) Root Cause Analysis
9 4 (6.78%) Mathematics
9 4 (6.78%) Scrum
10 3 (5.08%) Computer Science
10 3 (5.08%) Continuous Improvement
10 3 (5.08%) Project Management
10 3 (5.08%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (38.98%) C#
1 23 (38.98%) JavaScript
2 18 (30.51%) SQL
3 11 (18.64%) C
4 6 (10.17%) TypeScript
4 6 (10.17%) VB.NET
5 4 (6.78%) Python
6 3 (5.08%) PowerShell
6 3 (5.08%) T-SQL
7 2 (3.39%) PHP
8 1 (1.69%) ABAP
8 1 (1.69%) Embedded C
8 1 (1.69%) Java
8 1 (1.69%) R
Qualifications
1 14 (23.73%) Degree
2 2 (3.39%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (3.39%) MCSA
2 2 (3.39%) MCSE
2 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.69%) CCIE
3 1 (1.69%) CEH
3 1 (1.69%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.69%) CISSP
3 1 (1.69%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.39%) QA
System Software
1 3 (5.08%) Active Directory
1 3 (5.08%) VMware Workstation
2 2 (3.39%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.39%) XenApp
3 1 (1.69%) Firmware
3 1 (1.69%) KVM
3 1 (1.69%) QEMU
Systems Management
1 7 (11.86%) SCCM
2 5 (8.47%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 25 (42.37%) Microsoft
2 8 (13.56%) Oracle
3 6 (10.17%) VMware
4 3 (5.08%) SolarWinds
4 3 (5.08%) Tableau
4 3 (5.08%) Xamarin
5 2 (3.39%) Citrix
6 1 (1.69%) Apple
6 1 (1.69%) Brocade
6 1 (1.69%) Cisco
6 1 (1.69%) Clearswift
6 1 (1.69%) Intel
6 1 (1.69%) Proofpoint
6 1 (1.69%) SAP