Period
to 24 January 2022

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 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 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Problem-Solving
England > Midlands
6 months to
24 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 10 18 17
Rank change year-on-year +8 -1 +2
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 1,335 596 1,079
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 12.85% 10.83% 10.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 13.90% 11.76% 11.13%
Number of salaries quoted 895 388 815
10th Percentile £26,750 £24,000 £22,500
25th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £29,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year -5.56% +12.50% -5.88%
75th Percentile £57,000 £55,000 £53,750
90th Percentile £68,750 £67,500 £63,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%

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 the Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 9,601 5,069 9,698
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 92.42% 92.11% 92.56%
Number of salaries quoted 6,879 4,046 8,126
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,000 £26,750
25th Percentile £37,500 £36,250 £33,625
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £47,250 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.82% +5.00% +2.27%
75th Percentile £65,000 £58,750 £57,500
90th Percentile £78,750 £71,250 £72,500
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%

Problem-Solving
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

Job postings citing Problem-Solving as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Problem-Solving in the Midlands

Problem-Solving
Salary Trend in the Midlands

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Problem-Solving in the Midlands.

Salary trend for Problem-Solving in the Midlands

Problem-Solving
Salary Histogram in the Midlands

Salary distribution for jobs citing Problem-Solving in the Midlands over the 6 months to 24 January 2022.

Salary histogram for Problem-Solving in the Midlands

Problem-Solving
Job Locations in the Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Problem-Solving within the Midlands region over the 6 months to 24 January 2022. 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
Jobs
West Midlands +2 827 £45,000 - 214
East Midlands +14 474 £40,000 -5.88% 125
Problem-Solving
England

For the 6 months to 24 January 2022, 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 Midlands region with a requirement for Problem-Solving.

1 631 (47.27%) Social Skills
2 465 (34.83%) Microsoft
3 453 (33.93%) Analytical Skills
4 424 (31.76%) Agile Software Development
5 322 (24.12%) SQL
6 262 (19.63%) Azure
7 260 (19.48%) Degree
8 257 (19.25%) Windows
9 201 (15.06%) JavaScript
10 190 (14.23%) Finance
11 189 (14.16%) Project Management
12 179 (13.41%) Scrum
13 177 (13.26%) VMware
13 177 (13.26%) Self-Motivation
14 169 (12.66%) C#
15 167 (12.51%) Git (software)
16 165 (12.36%) SQL Server
17 159 (11.91%) CSS
18 157 (11.76%) DevOps
19 153 (11.46%) Software Engineering
20 149 (11.16%) .NET
20 149 (11.16%) Active Directory
21 147 (11.01%) Microsoft Office
22 146 (10.94%) Microsoft 365
23 142 (10.64%) HTML
24 138 (10.34%) AWS
25 131 (9.81%) VMware Infrastructure
26 128 (9.59%) Computer Science
27 127 (9.51%) Java
28 125 (9.36%) Mentoring

Problem-Solving
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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 72 (5.39%) SharePoint
2 50 (3.75%) IIS
3 35 (2.62%) Confluence
4 32 (2.40%) CMS
5 29 (2.17%) MS Exchange
6 24 (1.80%) OpenEdge
7 16 (1.20%) Anypoint
7 16 (1.20%) Mule
7 16 (1.20%) Mule ESB
8 13 (0.97%) WebLogic
9 12 (0.90%) Apache
9 12 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2013
10 11 (0.82%) Elasticsearch
10 11 (0.82%) OpenStack
10 11 (0.82%) Oracle Workflow
11 10 (0.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 10 (0.75%) SAS
11 10 (0.75%) WebLogic Portal
12 9 (0.67%) Apache Spark
13 7 (0.52%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 147 (11.01%) Microsoft Office
2 84 (6.29%) Microsoft Excel
3 19 (1.42%) Spreadsheet
4 13 (0.97%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 8 (0.60%) Microsoft Project
6 6 (0.45%) MS Visio
7 4 (0.30%) SPSS
8 3 (0.22%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.22%) Simulink
9 2 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.15%) FileZilla
10 1 (0.075%) Adobe After Effects
10 1 (0.075%) Chatbot
10 1 (0.075%) InDesign
10 1 (0.075%) Maya
10 1 (0.075%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 17 (1.27%) NetSuite
2 12 (0.90%) Dynamics AX
3 8 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
4 6 (0.45%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 6 (0.45%) SAP Business One
4 6 (0.45%) Shopify
5 5 (0.37%) Dynamics NAV
5 5 (0.37%) Magento
5 5 (0.37%) Visualfiles
6 4 (0.30%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
7 3 (0.22%) OpenCart
7 3 (0.22%) Oracle ERP
7 3 (0.22%) Sage 1000
8 2 (0.15%) assyst
8 2 (0.15%) JDE OneWorld
8 2 (0.15%) Maximo
8 2 (0.15%) Oracle Receivables
8 2 (0.15%) Sage 500
8 2 (0.15%) SAP SD
8 2 (0.15%) TrackWise
Cloud Services
1 262 (19.63%) Azure
2 146 (10.94%) Microsoft 365
3 138 (10.34%) AWS
4 113 (8.46%) Power Platform
5 80 (5.99%) SaaS
6 48 (3.60%) PowerApps
7 47 (3.52%) GCP
8 36 (2.70%) Azure Active Directory
9 28 (2.10%) PaaS
10 26 (1.95%) OneDrive
11 23 (1.72%) GitHub
12 19 (1.42%) Power Automate
12 19 (1.42%) Smartsheet
13 18 (1.35%) Dynamics 365
14 17 (1.27%) Serverless
15 14 (1.05%) IaaS
16 11 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
16 11 (0.82%) npm
17 10 (0.75%) Yarn
18 9 (0.67%) Snowflake
Communications & Networking
1 89 (6.67%) Firewall
2 81 (6.07%) DNS
3 64 (4.79%) DHCP
4 49 (3.67%) VoIP
5 46 (3.45%) TCP/IP
5 46 (3.45%) WAN
6 41 (3.07%) VPN
7 40 (3.00%) LAN
8 21 (1.57%) Broadband
8 21 (1.57%) SD-WAN
9 20 (1.50%) Internet
10 19 (1.42%) WebEx
11 17 (1.27%) Wi-Fi
11 17 (1.27%) Wireless
12 16 (1.20%) Cisco ASA
13 15 (1.12%) Network Security
14 14 (1.05%) WLAN
15 13 (0.97%) HTTP
15 13 (0.97%) SAN
16 12 (0.90%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 165 (12.36%) SQL Server
2 77 (5.77%) Power BI
3 70 (5.24%) Relational Database
4 58 (4.34%) Data Warehouse
5 35 (2.62%) MySQL
6 34 (2.55%) NoSQL
7 33 (2.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 29 (2.17%) PostgreSQL
9 28 (2.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 27 (2.02%) QlikView
11 26 (1.95%) Crystal Reports
12 25 (1.87%) Big Data
13 21 (1.57%) Oracle Database
14 20 (1.50%) Power Query
15 16 (1.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 14 (1.05%) Redis
17 12 (0.90%) Data Lake
17 12 (0.90%) MongoDB
18 11 (0.82%) Tableau
19 10 (0.75%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 167 (12.51%) Git (software)
2 95 (7.12%) JIRA
3 46 (3.45%) Jenkins
4 32 (2.40%) Selenium
5 30 (2.25%) GitLab
6 25 (1.87%) Gradle
7 24 (1.80%) Team Foundation Server
8 22 (1.65%) Bitbucket
9 21 (1.57%) Visual Studio
10 17 (1.27%) Rational DOORS
11 13 (0.97%) gulp
11 13 (0.97%) Octopus Deploy
12 12 (0.90%) git-flow
12 12 (0.90%) Subversion
13 11 (0.82%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 11 (0.82%) TeamCity
14 10 (0.75%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 10 (0.75%) webpack
15 8 (0.60%) Android Studio
15 8 (0.60%) Oracle APEX
General
1 631 (47.27%) Social Skills
2 453 (33.93%) Analytical Skills
3 190 (14.23%) Finance
4 104 (7.79%) Marketing
5 102 (7.64%) Manufacturing
6 91 (6.82%) Public Sector
7 66 (4.94%) Retail
8 58 (4.34%) Documentation Skills
9 53 (3.97%) Presentation Skills
10 50 (3.75%) Organisational Skills
11 47 (3.52%) Influencing Skills
12 46 (3.45%) Inclusion and Diversity
13 45 (3.37%) Telecoms
14 38 (2.85%) Law
15 30 (2.25%) Legal
16 27 (2.02%) Publishing
17 25 (1.87%) Automotive
18 19 (1.42%) Games
19 16 (1.20%) Aerospace
20 15 (1.12%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 297 (22.25%) Developer
2 253 (18.95%) Analyst
3 90 (6.74%) Consultant
4 81 (6.07%) Support Engineer
5 71 (5.32%) Software Developer
6 67 (5.02%) .NET Developer
7 64 (4.79%) IT Support
8 55 (4.12%) Systems Analyst
9 51 (3.82%) Software Engineer
10 49 (3.67%) Support Analyst
11 48 (3.60%) Junior
12 44 (3.30%) Senior Developer
13 38 (2.85%) IT Engineer
14 37 (2.77%) Business Analyst
14 37 (2.77%) C# Developer
15 36 (2.70%) .NET Software Developer
15 36 (2.70%) Full Stack Developer
16 34 (2.55%) Administrator
17 32 (2.40%) DevOps Engineer
18 31 (2.32%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 159 (11.91%) CSS
2 149 (11.16%) .NET
3 142 (10.64%) HTML
4 102 (7.64%) Web Services
4 102 (7.64%) XML
5 80 (5.99%) jQuery
6 77 (5.77%) REST
7 75 (5.62%) AngularJS
7 75 (5.62%) JSON
8 71 (5.32%) ASP.NET
9 65 (4.87%) RESTful
10 61 (4.57%) React
11 55 (4.12%) HTML5
12 46 (3.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 45 (3.37%) Vue.js
14 44 (3.30%) Spring
15 39 (2.92%) .NET Framework
16 36 (2.70%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 36 (2.70%) XSLT
17 33 (2.47%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 177 (13.26%) Self-Motivation
2 89 (6.67%) User Experience
3 71 (5.32%) Management Information System
4 52 (3.90%) Enterprise Software
5 48 (3.60%) NHS
6 44 (3.30%) Data Centre
7 40 (3.00%) Data Structures
8 37 (2.77%) Client/Server
9 31 (2.32%) Mobile App
10 30 (2.25%) Data Protection Act
11 28 (2.10%) e-Health
12 23 (1.72%) Analytical Mindset
13 19 (1.42%) Driving Licence
14 16 (1.20%) Virtual Team
15 15 (1.12%) Algorithms
16 14 (1.05%) EPoS
17 11 (0.82%) iPad
18 10 (0.75%) Cloud Native
19 9 (0.67%) FMCG
20 8 (0.60%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 257 (19.25%) Windows
2 103 (7.72%) Linux
3 99 (7.42%) Windows Server
4 67 (5.02%) Windows 10
5 39 (2.92%) Android
6 35 (2.62%) Windows Server 2019
7 33 (2.47%) Windows Server 2016
8 32 (2.40%) Apple iOS
8 32 (2.40%) Windows Server 2012
9 26 (1.95%) Unix
10 24 (1.80%) Windows Server 2008
11 16 (1.20%) Windows 7
12 12 (0.90%) Solaris
13 9 (0.67%) Embedded Linux
14 7 (0.52%) CentOS
15 6 (0.45%) Debian
16 5 (0.37%) Windows XP
17 4 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 4 (0.30%) Ubuntu
17 4 (0.30%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 424 (31.76%) Agile Software Development
2 189 (14.16%) Project Management
3 179 (13.41%) Scrum
4 157 (11.76%) DevOps
5 153 (11.46%) Software Engineering
6 128 (9.59%) Computer Science
7 125 (9.36%) Mentoring
8 120 (8.99%) Business Intelligence
9 119 (8.91%) ITIL
10 110 (8.24%) Analytics
11 105 (7.87%) Change Management
11 105 (7.87%) Full Stack Development
11 105 (7.87%) MVC
12 102 (7.64%) Continuous Improvement
12 102 (7.64%) Process Improvement
13 97 (7.27%) SDLC
14 86 (6.44%) Time Management
15 84 (6.29%) CI/CD
16 83 (6.22%) Project Delivery
17 82 (6.14%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 322 (24.12%) SQL
2 201 (15.06%) JavaScript
3 169 (12.66%) C#
4 127 (9.51%) Java
5 95 (7.12%) Python
6 79 (5.92%) PowerShell
7 70 (5.24%) C
8 53 (3.97%) C++
9 50 (3.75%) PHP
10 46 (3.45%) TypeScript
11 45 (3.37%) T-SQL
12 38 (2.85%) VB.NET
13 22 (1.65%) XAML
14 19 (1.42%) Bash
14 19 (1.42%) Go
15 18 (1.35%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 16 (1.20%) PL/SQL
16 16 (1.20%) VBA
17 14 (1.05%) Embedded C++
17 14 (1.05%) R
Qualifications
1 260 (19.48%) Degree
2 79 (5.92%) Security Cleared
3 67 (5.02%) Computer Science Degree
4 50 (3.75%) Microsoft Certification
5 49 (3.67%) SC Cleared
6 41 (3.07%) DBS Check
7 33 (2.47%) Cisco Certification
8 28 (2.10%) CCNA
9 25 (1.87%) MCSE
10 17 (1.27%) HNC
11 16 (1.20%) HND
11 16 (1.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 12 (0.90%) Citrix Certification
12 12 (0.90%) Master's Degree
12 12 (0.90%) VCAP
13 11 (0.82%) MCITP
14 9 (0.67%) ISTQB
15 8 (0.60%) CompTIA Security+
15 8 (0.60%) PMI Certification
16 7 (0.52%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 118 (8.84%) QA
2 69 (5.17%) SLA
3 44 (3.30%) GDPR
4 22 (1.65%) Accessibility
5 16 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 15 (1.12%) Data Quality
7 13 (0.97%) PMO
8 11 (0.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 9 (0.67%) ISO 9001
10 8 (0.60%) Cyber Essentials
11 6 (0.45%) GxP
12 5 (0.37%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 5 (0.37%) PCI DSS
13 4 (0.30%) GRC
13 4 (0.30%) NIST
14 3 (0.22%) HIPAA
15 2 (0.15%) 21 CFR Part 11
16 1 (0.075%) IASME
16 1 (0.075%) IFRS
16 1 (0.075%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 149 (11.16%) Active Directory
2 131 (9.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 71 (5.32%) Docker
4 56 (4.19%) VMware ESXi
5 38 (2.85%) Hyper-V
6 15 (1.12%) Virtual Machines
6 15 (1.12%) VMware NSX
7 14 (1.05%) XenApp
7 14 (1.05%) XenDesktop
8 13 (0.97%) vSphere
9 11 (0.82%) Firmware
10 8 (0.60%) Virtual Desktop
11 7 (0.52%) Virtual Servers
12 4 (0.30%) BitLocker
12 4 (0.30%) NFS
12 4 (0.30%) VMware Workstation
13 3 (0.22%) VirtualBox
14 2 (0.15%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 1 (0.075%) EMC RecoverPoint
15 1 (0.075%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 58 (4.34%) Kubernetes
2 47 (3.52%) Terraform
3 38 (2.85%) SCCM
4 26 (1.95%) Ansible
5 10 (0.75%) Backup Exec
6 9 (0.67%) Microsoft Intune
6 9 (0.67%) SCOM
6 9 (0.67%) ZABBIX
7 8 (0.60%) Active Directory Federation Services
7 8 (0.60%) Istio
7 8 (0.60%) Single Sign-On
7 8 (0.60%) WSUS
8 5 (0.37%) FortiGate
9 4 (0.30%) Cisco CME
9 4 (0.30%) Cisco Prime
9 4 (0.30%) Grafana
9 4 (0.30%) Opscode Chef
9 4 (0.30%) Prometheus
9 4 (0.30%) Puppet
10 3 (0.22%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 465 (34.83%) Microsoft
2 177 (13.26%) VMware
3 92 (6.89%) Google
4 76 (5.69%) Citrix
5 71 (5.32%) Cisco
6 62 (4.64%) Oracle
7 44 (3.30%) SAP
8 37 (2.77%) Salesforce.com
9 36 (2.70%) NEC
10 35 (2.62%) Northgate
11 23 (1.72%) Xamarin
12 21 (1.57%) Veeam
13 18 (1.35%) MuleSoft
14 17 (1.27%) EMC
15 16 (1.20%) Avaya
15 16 (1.20%) Juniper
16 15 (1.12%) Sophos
17 14 (1.05%) Dell
17 14 (1.05%) JD Edwards
17 14 (1.05%) SolarWinds