Period
to 17 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Kent 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 17 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Problem-Solving
South East > Kent
6 months to
17 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 28 21 32
Rank change year-on-year -7 +11 -4
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 67 117 110
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 7.25% 9.02% 6.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.81% 9.97% 7.24%
Number of salaries quoted 61 106 93
Kent median annual salary £37,500 £32,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.38% -7.14% -12.50%
10th Percentile £26,250 £21,750 £22,700
90th Percentile £57,500 £61,250 £57,000
South East median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% -

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 Kent with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Kent
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 858 1,174 1,520
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 92.86% 90.52% 89.94%
Number of salaries quoted 685 989 1,321
Kent median annual salary £41,500 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.35% - +2.41%
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,000 £25,750
90th Percentile £60,750 £64,193 £62,500
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

Problem-Solving
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

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

Job vacancy trend for Problem-Solving in Kent

Problem-Solving
Salary Trend in Kent

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

Salary trend for Problem-Solving in Kent

Problem-Solving
Salary Histogram in Kent

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Problem-Solving in Kent over the 6 months to 17 December 2018.

Salary histogram for Problem-Solving in Kent

Problem-Solving
Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Problem-Solving within the Kent region over the 6 months to 17 December 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
Tunbridge Wells +11 21 £36,250 +11.54% 1
Maidstone -7 13 £42,500 +41.67% 8
Sevenoaks - 5 £32,000 -
Dartford +17 4 £28,625 -32.65% 1
Queenborough - 4 £37,500 -
Canterbury - 2 £38,750 - 1
Sittingbourne +7 1 £37,500 -28.57% 1
West Malling -2 1 £36,500 -16.57%
Folkestone -7 1 £45,000 +73.08% 2
Tonbridge -11 1 £41,000 +36.67%
Gravesend - 1 £30,000 -
Problem-Solving
South East

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 Kent region with a requirement for Problem-Solving.

1 25 (37.31%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (32.84%) SQL
3 19 (28.36%) SQL Server
3 19 (28.36%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (26.87%) JavaScript
5 17 (25.37%) Marketing
6 16 (23.88%) Relational Database
6 16 (23.88%) HTML
6 16 (23.88%) CSS
7 14 (20.90%) C#
7 14 (20.90%) .NET
8 12 (17.91%) E-Commerce
8 12 (17.91%) Project Management
8 12 (17.91%) Self-Motivation
9 11 (16.42%) ASP.NET
9 11 (16.42%) PHP
9 11 (16.42%) MVC
10 10 (14.93%) Finance
10 10 (14.93%) Automotive
10 10 (14.93%) Change Management
10 10 (14.93%) Digital Marketing
11 9 (13.43%) Windows
11 9 (13.43%) Business Intelligence
11 9 (13.43%) Microsoft
12 8 (11.94%) ITIL
12 8 (11.94%) Microsoft Office
12 8 (11.94%) ASP.NET MVC
13 7 (10.45%) Data Protection
13 7 (10.45%) Degree
13 7 (10.45%) Entity Framework

Problem-Solving
Co-occurring IT Skills in Kent 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 5 (7.46%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.99%) Confluence
2 2 (2.99%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.99%) WordPress
3 1 (1.49%) CMS
3 1 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.49%) MS Project Server
3 1 (1.49%) NServiceBus
3 1 (1.49%) SAS
3 1 (1.49%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (1.49%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (1.49%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.49%) Umbraco
Applications
1 8 (11.94%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.99%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.99%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.49%) Abaqus
3 1 (1.49%) Acrobat
3 1 (1.49%) Mathcad
3 1 (1.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (4.48%) NetSuite
1 3 (4.48%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (1.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.49%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 7 (10.45%) Office 365
2 6 (8.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (4.48%) AdWords
3 3 (4.48%) Google Analytics
4 1 (1.49%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.49%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.49%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (1.49%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (1.49%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.97%) Firewall
2 3 (4.48%) Internet
3 2 (2.99%) DNS
3 2 (2.99%) IP Telephony
3 2 (2.99%) Skype
3 2 (2.99%) VoIP
3 2 (2.99%) WAN
4 1 (1.49%) BGP
4 1 (1.49%) Hyperconnected
4 1 (1.49%) LAN
4 1 (1.49%) OSPF
4 1 (1.49%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (28.36%) SQL Server
2 16 (23.88%) Relational Database
3 6 (8.96%) BusinessObjects
3 6 (8.96%) Crystal Reports
3 6 (8.96%) MySQL
3 6 (8.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (8.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (4.48%) SSDT
5 2 (2.99%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.49%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (1.49%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.49%) GIS
6 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 3 (4.48%) JIRA
1 3 (4.48%) Subversion
2 2 (2.99%) Selenium
3 1 (1.49%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.49%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.49%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.49%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 17 (25.37%) Marketing
2 10 (14.93%) Automotive
2 10 (14.93%) Finance
3 3 (4.48%) Publishing
4 1 (1.49%) Advertising
4 1 (1.49%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.49%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (20.90%) Analyst
1 14 (20.90%) Developer
2 10 (14.93%) DBA
2 10 (14.93%) SQL DBA
3 9 (13.43%) IT Manager
4 7 (10.45%) Change Manager
4 7 (10.45%) IT Change Manager
5 6 (8.96%) Full Stack Developer
6 5 (7.46%) .NET Developer
6 5 (7.46%) SQL Server DBA
7 4 (5.97%) ASP.NET Developer
7 4 (5.97%) C# .NET Developer
7 4 (5.97%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 4 (5.97%) C# Developer
7 4 (5.97%) Data Manager
7 4 (5.97%) Junior
7 4 (5.97%) Junior Developer
7 4 (5.97%) SQL Developer
8 3 (4.48%) Junior SQL DBA
8 3 (4.48%) Junior SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (23.88%) CSS
1 16 (23.88%) HTML
2 14 (20.90%) .NET
3 11 (16.42%) ASP.NET
4 8 (11.94%) ASP.NET MVC
5 7 (10.45%) Entity Framework
5 7 (10.45%) Sass
6 6 (8.96%) Kendo UI
7 5 (7.46%) AngularJS
7 5 (7.46%) jQuery
8 3 (4.48%) CSS3
8 3 (4.48%) HTML5
8 3 (4.48%) Symfony
8 3 (4.48%) Web Services
8 3 (4.48%) XML
9 2 (2.99%) ASP.NET Web API
9 2 (2.99%) WCF
10 1 (1.49%) .NET Framework
10 1 (1.49%) Java EE
10 1 (1.49%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 25 (37.31%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (17.91%) Self-Motivation
3 6 (8.96%) Clustering
4 3 (4.48%) Mobile App
4 3 (4.48%) User Experience
5 2 (2.99%) Fintech
5 2 (2.99%) PDA
6 1 (1.49%) Credit Risk
6 1 (1.49%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.49%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.49%) EPoS
6 1 (1.49%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.49%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 9 (13.43%) Windows
2 3 (4.48%) Android
2 3 (4.48%) Apple iOS
3 2 (2.99%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.49%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.49%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (28.36%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (17.91%) E-Commerce
2 12 (17.91%) Project Management
3 11 (16.42%) MVC
4 10 (14.93%) Change Management
4 10 (14.93%) Digital Marketing
5 9 (13.43%) Business Intelligence
6 8 (11.94%) ITIL
7 7 (10.45%) Analytics
7 7 (10.45%) Change Control
7 7 (10.45%) CRM
7 7 (10.45%) Data Protection
8 6 (8.96%) Decision-Making
8 6 (8.96%) High Availability
8 6 (8.96%) Release Management
8 6 (8.96%) Runbook
8 6 (8.96%) Service Delivery
8 6 (8.96%) Time Management
9 5 (7.46%) Migration
9 5 (7.46%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 22 (32.84%) SQL
2 18 (26.87%) JavaScript
3 14 (20.90%) C#
4 11 (16.42%) PHP
5 7 (10.45%) T-SQL
6 3 (4.48%) Apple Swift
6 3 (4.48%) Python
7 2 (2.99%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.49%) R
Qualifications
1 7 (10.45%) Degree
2 6 (8.96%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (2.99%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.49%) HNC
4 1 (1.49%) ISEB
4 1 (1.49%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.49%) Master's Degree
4 1 (1.49%) Numerate Degree
4 1 (1.49%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (10.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 6 (8.96%) QA
2 6 (8.96%) SLA
3 3 (4.48%) GDPR
3 3 (4.48%) PMO
4 1 (1.49%) PMBOK
System Software
1 5 (7.46%) Hyper-V
2 3 (4.48%) Active Directory
3 2 (2.99%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.49%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.49%) FortiGate
1 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Intune
1 1 (1.49%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (13.43%) Microsoft
2 6 (8.96%) Cadence
3 4 (5.97%) Google
4 3 (4.48%) Facebook
4 3 (4.48%) VMware
5 1 (1.49%) Aastra
5 1 (1.49%) Adobe
5 1 (1.49%) Avaya
5 1 (1.49%) HP
5 1 (1.49%) ProCurve
5 1 (1.49%) Sage
5 1 (1.49%) Sophos
5 1 (1.49%) Xamarin