Period
to 22 July 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 22 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Problem-Solving
South East > Kent
6 months to
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 39 23 25
Rank change year-on-year -16 +2 +4
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 65 133 169
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 5.67% 9.26% 8.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.65% 10.80% 9.10%
Number of salaries quoted 55 113 151
Kent median annual salary £32,000 £35,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.57% -12.50% -4.76%
10th Percentile £21,250 £21,250 £19,250
90th Percentile £60,750 £56,250 £57,500
South East median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year +12.50% -1.23% -4.71%

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 977 1,231 1,857
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 85.18% 85.72% 89.24%
Number of salaries quoted 840 1,047 1,618
Kent median annual salary £42,000 £38,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.53% -5.00% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,650 £24,250
90th Percentile £61,250 £60,500 £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 22 July 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 22 July 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 0 7 £25,000 -52.38% 2
Sevenoaks - 7 £32,000 -
Dartford +2 6 £30,750 -18.00% 1
Tonbridge -1 6 £32,000 -
Rochester -3 6 £57,500 +64.29% 3
Dover +2 5 £25,323 -
Folkestone +12 4 £22,500 -47.06% 1
Chatham +10 3 £65,000 +85.71%
Sittingbourne +15 2 £31,250 -40.48% 2
Gravesend - 2 £45,000 - 2
Canterbury +11 1 £55,000 - 1
Maidstone -13 1 £40,000 +14.29% 2
Whitstable - 1 £32,000 - 1
Problem-Solving
South East

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 23 (35.38%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (32.31%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (27.69%) .NET
4 17 (26.15%) C#
4 17 (26.15%) Scrum
5 16 (24.62%) Windows
5 16 (24.62%) Microsoft
6 14 (21.54%) SQL
6 14 (21.54%) ASP.NET
6 14 (21.54%) MVC
7 12 (18.46%) ASP.NET MVC
8 11 (16.92%) Degree
8 11 (16.92%) Finance
9 10 (15.38%) SQL Server
10 9 (13.85%) TDD
10 9 (13.85%) Kanban
10 9 (13.85%) ASP.NET MVC 5
10 9 (13.85%) Self-Motivation
11 8 (12.31%) Continuous Integration
11 8 (12.31%) .NET Framework
11 8 (12.31%) WPF
11 8 (12.31%) Project Management
12 7 (10.77%) Internet
12 7 (10.77%) CSS
12 7 (10.77%) HTML
12 7 (10.77%) Dependency Injection
12 7 (10.77%) Microsoft Azure
12 7 (10.77%) Web Application Development
12 7 (10.77%) ASP.NET Web API
12 7 (10.77%) Hyperconnected

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 6 (9.23%) MS Exchange
2 3 (4.62%) Skype for Business
3 2 (3.08%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (3.08%) MS Project Server
3 2 (3.08%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.08%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (1.54%) CMS
4 1 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.54%) IIS
4 1 (1.54%) NServiceBus
4 1 (1.54%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.54%) Umbraco
Applications
1 6 (9.23%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (4.62%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (4.62%) Simulink
3 2 (3.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (3.08%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (1.54%) Abaqus
4 1 (1.54%) Acrobat
4 1 (1.54%) Mathcad
4 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (3.08%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (3.08%) Visualfiles
2 1 (1.54%) Sage 200
2 1 (1.54%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 7 (10.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (7.69%) Office 365
3 3 (4.62%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (3.08%) Dynamics 365
4 2 (3.08%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (10.77%) Hyperconnected
1 7 (10.77%) Internet
2 5 (7.69%) DNS
2 5 (7.69%) Firewall
3 4 (6.15%) Skype
4 3 (4.62%) DHCP
5 2 (3.08%) IP Telephony
5 2 (3.08%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.54%) BGP
6 1 (1.54%) Broadband
6 1 (1.54%) Ethernet
6 1 (1.54%) OSPF
6 1 (1.54%) VoIP
6 1 (1.54%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.15%) Relational Database
3 3 (4.62%) MySQL
3 3 (4.62%) SSDT
4 2 (3.08%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (3.08%) Power BI
4 2 (3.08%) QlikView
4 2 (3.08%) SAP HANA
4 2 (3.08%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (3.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (3.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.54%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (1.54%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (9.23%) Git (software)
1 6 (9.23%) MSTest
1 6 (9.23%) NUnit
2 5 (7.69%) Moq
2 5 (7.69%) Rhino Mocks
3 4 (6.15%) Subversion
4 3 (4.62%) Visual Studio Team System
5 2 (3.08%) JIRA
5 2 (3.08%) Selenium
5 2 (3.08%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (3.08%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.54%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.54%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (1.54%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (1.54%) Rational Rhapsody
6 1 (1.54%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.54%) TestRail
General
1 11 (16.92%) Finance
2 3 (4.62%) Aerospace
2 3 (4.62%) Marketing
3 2 (3.08%) Electronics
3 2 (3.08%) Military
4 1 (1.54%) Back Office
4 1 (1.54%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.54%) Publishing
4 1 (1.54%) Retail
4 1 (1.54%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (30.77%) Developer
2 19 (29.23%) Analyst
3 10 (15.38%) .NET Developer
4 6 (9.23%) Graduate
4 6 (9.23%) Software Developer
5 5 (7.69%) Consultant
5 5 (7.69%) Graduate .NET Developer
5 5 (7.69%) Graduate Developer
5 5 (7.69%) Internet Developer
5 5 (7.69%) IT Manager
5 5 (7.69%) Junior
5 5 (7.69%) Junior .NET Developer
5 5 (7.69%) Junior Developer
6 4 (6.15%) IT Analyst
6 4 (6.15%) IT Consultant
7 3 (4.62%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 3 (4.62%) Analyst Programmer
7 3 (4.62%) Programmer
7 3 (4.62%) Project Analyst
7 3 (4.62%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (27.69%) .NET
2 14 (21.54%) ASP.NET
3 12 (18.46%) ASP.NET MVC
4 9 (13.85%) ASP.NET MVC 5
5 8 (12.31%) .NET Framework
5 8 (12.31%) WPF
6 7 (10.77%) ASP.NET Web API
6 7 (10.77%) CSS
6 7 (10.77%) HTML
7 6 (9.23%) WCF
8 5 (7.69%) AngularJS
8 5 (7.69%) Castle Windsor
8 5 (7.69%) Ninject
8 5 (7.69%) Spring.NET
8 5 (7.69%) Unity DI Container
8 5 (7.69%) Web Services
8 5 (7.69%) WinForms
9 4 (6.15%) jQuery
9 4 (6.15%) RESTful
10 2 (3.08%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 23 (35.38%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (13.85%) Self-Motivation
3 6 (9.23%) Computer Science
4 5 (7.69%) Greenfield Project
5 4 (6.15%) Driving Licence
6 2 (3.08%) PDA
7 1 (1.54%) Data Centre
7 1 (1.54%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 16 (24.62%) Windows
2 3 (4.62%) Linux
2 3 (4.62%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (3.08%) Windows Server
3 2 (3.08%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.54%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (1.54%) VxWorks
4 1 (1.54%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.54%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.54%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (32.31%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (26.15%) Scrum
3 14 (21.54%) MVC
4 9 (13.85%) Kanban
4 9 (13.85%) TDD
5 8 (12.31%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (12.31%) Project Management
6 7 (10.77%) Dependency Injection
6 7 (10.77%) Web Application Development
7 6 (9.23%) CRM
7 6 (9.23%) PRINCE2
8 5 (7.69%) Inversion of Control
8 5 (7.69%) ITIL
8 5 (7.69%) Mathematics
8 5 (7.69%) MVVM
8 5 (7.69%) Workflow
9 4 (6.15%) Mentoring
9 4 (6.15%) Migration
9 4 (6.15%) SDLC
10 3 (4.62%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 17 (26.15%) C#
2 14 (21.54%) SQL
3 6 (9.23%) JavaScript
4 3 (4.62%) C
4 3 (4.62%) C++
4 3 (4.62%) Python
4 3 (4.62%) T-SQL
4 3 (4.62%) VB.NET
5 2 (3.08%) MATLAB
5 2 (3.08%) PHP
6 1 (1.54%) Ada
6 1 (1.54%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.54%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.54%) R
Qualifications
1 11 (16.92%) Degree
2 4 (6.15%) DBS Check
3 2 (3.08%) PMP
3 2 (3.08%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (1.54%) ISEB
4 1 (1.54%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.54%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.54%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.62%) PMO
2 2 (3.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.54%) PMBOK
3 1 (1.54%) QA
System Software
1 5 (7.69%) Hyper-V
2 3 (4.62%) Active Directory
3 2 (3.08%) Docker
3 2 (3.08%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.54%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 16 (24.62%) Microsoft
2 4 (6.15%) Apple
3 3 (4.62%) VMware
4 2 (3.08%) SAP
5 1 (1.54%) Aastra
5 1 (1.54%) Adobe
5 1 (1.54%) Citrix
5 1 (1.54%) HP
5 1 (1.54%) Oracle
5 1 (1.54%) ProCurve
5 1 (1.54%) Sage
5 1 (1.54%) Sophos
5 1 (1.54%) Wind River
5 1 (1.54%) Xamarin