Period
to 9 April 2020

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 9 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Problem-Solving
England > Midlands
6 months to
9 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 16 17 18
Rank change year-on-year +1 +1 +10
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 923 1,418 1,552
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 9.88% 11.64% 10.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.89% 12.61% 11.19%
Number of salaries quoted 701 935 1,200
Median annual salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.75% - -
10th Percentile £21,250 £21,250 £23,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £61,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

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 8,476 11,244 13,871
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 90.74% 92.33% 91.27%
Number of salaries quoted 6,993 8,265 11,047
Median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +2.41%
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £72,500 £67,500 £66,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +1.01%

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 9 April 2020.

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 9 April 2020. 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
West Midlands -1 601 £42,500 - 102
East Midlands -1 318 £37,500 -6.25% 69
Problem-Solving
England

For the 6 months to 9 April 2020, 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.

1 299 (32.39%) Analytical Skills
2 249 (26.98%) Microsoft
3 225 (24.38%) Windows
4 203 (21.99%) Agile Software Development
5 202 (21.89%) SQL
6 175 (18.96%) Azure
7 171 (18.53%) Degree
8 140 (15.17%) C#
9 138 (14.95%) SQL Server
10 118 (12.78%) .NET
11 117 (12.68%) JavaScript
12 110 (11.92%) Office 365
13 102 (11.05%) Active Directory
14 97 (10.51%) Software Engineering
14 97 (10.51%) AWS
15 95 (10.29%) ITIL
16 93 (10.08%) Finance
16 93 (10.08%) Decision-Making
17 91 (9.86%) DevOps
18 90 (9.75%) HTML
18 90 (9.75%) Microsoft Office
19 87 (9.43%) CSS
20 84 (9.10%) Computer Science
21 81 (8.78%) Java
22 80 (8.67%) SLA
23 79 (8.56%) Git (software)
24 74 (8.02%) Linux
24 74 (8.02%) VMware
25 73 (7.91%) Scrum
26 70 (7.58%) 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 40 (4.33%) MS Exchange
2 29 (3.14%) Elasticsearch
3 28 (3.03%) Confluence
3 28 (3.03%) SharePoint
4 24 (2.60%) Apache Spark
5 18 (1.95%) Exchange Server 2013
6 12 (1.30%) IIS
6 12 (1.30%) WebSphere
7 11 (1.19%) Apache
8 6 (0.65%) CMS
9 4 (0.43%) CICS
9 4 (0.43%) Jupyter
9 4 (0.43%) SAS
10 3 (0.33%) IBM Notes
10 3 (0.33%) Skype for Business
10 3 (0.33%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2010
11 2 (0.22%) Oracle UPK
11 2 (0.22%) Oracle Workflow
11 2 (0.22%) ThingWorx
Applications
1 90 (9.75%) Microsoft Office
2 48 (5.20%) Microsoft Excel
3 30 (3.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 13 (1.41%) Microsoft Project
5 8 (0.87%) InVision
5 8 (0.87%) Sketch
6 7 (0.76%) Adobe Illustrator
6 7 (0.76%) Photoshop
6 7 (0.76%) Zeplin
7 6 (0.65%) Chatbot
8 4 (0.43%) MS Visio
8 4 (0.43%) S-PLUS
9 3 (0.33%) InDesign
10 2 (0.22%) 3ds Max
10 2 (0.22%) Acrobat
11 1 (0.11%) Adobe After Effects
Business Applications
1 15 (1.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (1.08%) Magento
3 8 (0.87%) Primavera
4 5 (0.54%) Dynamics NAV
5 4 (0.43%) assyst
5 4 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
6 3 (0.33%) Lawson
6 3 (0.33%) NetSuite
6 3 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.33%) SAP Business One
6 3 (0.33%) SAP S/4HANA
7 2 (0.22%) OPENHousing
7 2 (0.22%) Oracle ERP
7 2 (0.22%) Oracle FAH
7 2 (0.22%) Oracle Financials
7 2 (0.22%) Oracle Payables
7 2 (0.22%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 2 (0.22%) Oracle Receivables
7 2 (0.22%) SAP HCM
7 2 (0.22%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 175 (18.96%) Azure
2 110 (11.92%) Office 365
3 97 (10.51%) AWS
4 46 (4.98%) Power Platform
5 44 (4.77%) SaaS
6 40 (4.33%) PaaS
7 30 (3.25%) IaaS
8 28 (3.03%) GCP
9 21 (2.28%) Dynamics 365
10 20 (2.17%) Azure Data Factory
11 18 (1.95%) npm
12 15 (1.63%) Cloud Computing
13 10 (1.08%) Heroku
14 7 (0.76%) Azure Active Directory
14 7 (0.76%) Microsoft Flow
15 4 (0.43%) Amazon S3
15 4 (0.43%) AWS Lambda
15 4 (0.43%) PowerApps
15 4 (0.43%) Serverless
15 4 (0.43%) ShareGate
Communications & Networking
1 62 (6.72%) Firewall
2 41 (4.44%) WAN
3 38 (4.12%) DNS
3 38 (4.12%) LAN
4 36 (3.90%) DHCP
5 35 (3.79%) Internet
6 32 (3.47%) VPN
7 23 (2.49%) Network Security
8 21 (2.28%) TCP/IP
8 21 (2.28%) Wireless
9 19 (2.06%) iSCSI
10 17 (1.84%) VoIP
11 12 (1.30%) MPLS
11 12 (1.30%) WLAN
12 9 (0.98%) FTP
12 9 (0.98%) HTTP
13 8 (0.87%) SAN
14 7 (0.76%) BGP
15 6 (0.65%) Cisco Nexus
15 6 (0.65%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 138 (14.95%) SQL Server
2 44 (4.77%) Data Warehouse
3 42 (4.55%) Power BI
4 38 (4.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 33 (3.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 29 (3.14%) Big Data
6 29 (3.14%) Relational Database
7 28 (3.03%) MySQL
8 23 (2.49%) Hadoop
9 21 (2.28%) Azure SQL Database
10 19 (2.06%) HBase
10 19 (2.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 17 (1.84%) Flink
12 15 (1.63%) PostgreSQL
13 14 (1.52%) MongoDB
14 13 (1.41%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 13 (1.41%) NoSQL
15 11 (1.19%) Snowflake Schema
16 9 (0.98%) GIS
17 8 (0.87%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 79 (8.56%) Git (software)
2 43 (4.66%) JIRA
3 38 (4.12%) Jenkins
4 20 (2.17%) Visual Studio
5 16 (1.73%) JMeter
5 16 (1.73%) Team Foundation Server
5 16 (1.73%) webpack
6 15 (1.63%) gulp
7 13 (1.41%) JUnit
7 13 (1.41%) Rational DOORS
7 13 (1.41%) Selenium
7 13 (1.41%) SonarQube
8 12 (1.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 12 (1.30%) SoapUI
9 11 (1.19%) Maven
10 10 (1.08%) Grunt
10 10 (1.08%) Sinon.JS
11 9 (0.98%) NUnit
12 8 (0.87%) Subversion
13 7 (0.76%) Xcode
General
1 93 (10.08%) Finance
2 68 (7.37%) Retail
3 51 (5.53%) Telecoms
4 38 (4.12%) Manufacturing
5 29 (3.14%) Aerospace
6 22 (2.38%) Legal
7 21 (2.28%) Electronics
7 21 (2.28%) Games
8 20 (2.17%) Marketing
8 20 (2.17%) Public Sector
9 19 (2.06%) Automotive
10 17 (1.84%) Military
11 14 (1.52%) Banking
11 14 (1.52%) Law
12 7 (0.76%) Advertising
12 7 (0.76%) Back Office
12 7 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
13 6 (0.65%) Local Government
14 5 (0.54%) Billing
15 3 (0.33%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 229 (24.81%) Developer
2 186 (20.15%) Analyst
3 77 (8.34%) Support Analyst
4 56 (6.07%) Software Engineer
5 52 (5.63%) .NET Developer
6 51 (5.53%) Software Developer
7 43 (4.66%) Consultant
7 43 (4.66%) Senior Developer
8 38 (4.12%) Junior
8 38 (4.12%) Service Analyst
9 37 (4.01%) Service Desk Analyst
10 34 (3.68%) Web Developer
11 32 (3.47%) Architect
12 27 (2.93%) C# Developer
13 26 (2.82%) Support Engineer
14 25 (2.71%) Graduate
14 25 (2.71%) Infrastructure Support
15 24 (2.60%) Applications Support
15 24 (2.60%) Service Desk Support
16 23 (2.49%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 118 (12.78%) .NET
2 90 (9.75%) HTML
3 87 (9.43%) CSS
4 47 (5.09%) Web Services
5 45 (4.88%) AngularJS
6 41 (4.44%) ASP.NET
7 39 (4.23%) .NET Framework
8 34 (3.68%) jQuery
9 31 (3.36%) React
10 29 (3.14%) ASP.NET Web API
10 29 (3.14%) Node.js
11 28 (3.03%) XML
12 27 (2.93%) Sass
13 26 (2.82%) .NET Core
13 26 (2.82%) HTML5
14 24 (2.60%) Spring
15 23 (2.49%) RESTful
16 22 (2.38%) REST
17 19 (2.06%) Entity Framework
18 18 (1.95%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 299 (32.39%) Analytical Skills
2 65 (7.04%) Self-Motivation
3 59 (6.39%) Management Information System
4 46 (4.98%) User Experience
5 44 (4.77%) Driving Licence
6 37 (4.01%) Enterprise Storage
7 32 (3.47%) Mobile App
8 27 (2.93%) Algorithms
9 26 (2.82%) Data Structures
10 23 (2.49%) Public Cloud
11 15 (1.63%) Internet of Things
12 14 (1.52%) Analytical Mindset
13 13 (1.41%) Data Centre
13 13 (1.41%) VHDL
14 11 (1.19%) Greenfield Project
15 9 (0.98%) AS400
15 9 (0.98%) Smartphone
16 8 (0.87%) Enterprise Software
16 8 (0.87%) EPoS
17 7 (0.76%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 225 (24.38%) Windows
2 74 (8.02%) Linux
3 68 (7.37%) Windows Server
4 53 (5.74%) Unix
5 39 (4.23%) Windows 7
6 30 (3.25%) Windows 10
7 27 (2.93%) Windows 8
8 19 (2.06%) Windows Server 2012
9 16 (1.73%) Apple iOS
10 15 (1.63%) Windows Server 2016
11 14 (1.52%) Android
11 14 (1.52%) Windows XP
12 10 (1.08%) Windows Server 2019
13 7 (0.76%) Windows Server 2008
14 3 (0.33%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.22%) VMS
15 2 (0.22%) Windows Server 2003
15 2 (0.22%) Windows Vista
16 1 (0.11%) Mac OS
16 1 (0.11%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 203 (21.99%) Agile Software Development
2 97 (10.51%) Software Engineering
3 95 (10.29%) ITIL
4 93 (10.08%) Decision-Making
5 91 (9.86%) DevOps
6 84 (9.10%) Computer Science
7 73 (7.91%) Scrum
8 70 (7.58%) Mentoring
9 68 (7.37%) Analytics
9 68 (7.37%) SDLC
10 65 (7.04%) Business Intelligence
10 65 (7.04%) OO
10 65 (7.04%) Problem Management
11 62 (6.72%) Project Management
12 59 (6.39%) Process Improvement
13 56 (6.07%) Continuous Improvement
14 54 (5.85%) Change Management
14 54 (5.85%) MVC
15 51 (5.53%) Line Management
16 49 (5.31%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 202 (21.89%) SQL
2 140 (15.17%) C#
3 117 (12.68%) JavaScript
4 81 (8.78%) Java
5 68 (7.37%) Python
6 61 (6.61%) C++
7 50 (5.42%) C
8 46 (4.98%) T-SQL
9 45 (4.88%) PowerShell
10 29 (3.14%) PHP
11 20 (2.17%) R
12 15 (1.63%) PL/SQL
13 14 (1.52%) Bash Shell
13 14 (1.52%) TypeScript
14 13 (1.41%) Go
15 12 (1.30%) Scala
16 10 (1.08%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
17 9 (0.98%) Perl
18 8 (0.87%) VB.NET
19 6 (0.65%) ES6
Qualifications
1 171 (18.53%) Degree
2 57 (6.18%) Security Cleared
3 54 (5.85%) Computer Science Degree
4 48 (5.20%) SC Cleared
5 25 (2.71%) A+ Certification
6 23 (2.49%) ITIL Certification
7 22 (2.38%) Microsoft Certification
8 19 (2.06%) Cisco Certification
8 19 (2.06%) Master's Degree
9 15 (1.63%) CISSP
10 11 (1.19%) Numerate Degree
11 10 (1.08%) CCNA
12 9 (0.98%) CCNP
12 9 (0.98%) CISM
13 7 (0.76%) PMI Certification
14 5 (0.54%) CCIE
14 5 (0.54%) CISA
14 5 (0.54%) HNC
14 5 (0.54%) HND
14 5 (0.54%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 80 (8.67%) SLA
2 38 (4.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 35 (3.79%) QA
4 22 (2.38%) BS25999
4 22 (2.38%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 18 (1.95%) Data Quality
6 13 (1.41%) GDPR
7 10 (1.08%) PMO
8 5 (0.54%) ISO 9001
8 5 (0.54%) NIST
9 2 (0.22%) ISO 26262
9 2 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 17025
9 2 (0.22%) NCSC
9 2 (0.22%) PCI DSS
10 1 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.11%) ISO 15022
10 1 (0.11%) ISO 20022
10 1 (0.11%) P3O
System Software
1 102 (11.05%) Active Directory
2 68 (7.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 52 (5.63%) Hyper-V
4 23 (2.49%) XenApp
5 22 (2.38%) Docker
6 20 (2.17%) BitLocker
6 20 (2.17%) XenDesktop
7 18 (1.95%) NFS
8 12 (1.30%) VMware ESXi
8 12 (1.30%) vSphere
9 4 (0.43%) HDFS
10 2 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (0.22%) VirtualBox
11 1 (0.11%) pfSense
11 1 (0.11%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 28 (3.03%) SCCM
2 20 (2.17%) Backup Exec
2 20 (2.17%) Terraform
3 16 (1.73%) Ansible
4 13 (1.41%) SELinux
5 12 (1.30%) Kibana
5 12 (1.30%) Kubernetes
6 10 (1.08%) SCOM
6 10 (1.08%) vCenter Server
7 8 (0.87%) logstash
8 6 (0.65%) CSIRT
8 6 (0.65%) Packer
9 5 (0.54%) HP ALM
9 5 (0.54%) Puppet
10 4 (0.43%) FortiGate
11 3 (0.33%) Data Guard
12 2 (0.22%) Microsoft Clustering
12 2 (0.22%) Microsoft Intune
12 2 (0.22%) Nessus
12 2 (0.22%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 249 (26.98%) Microsoft
2 74 (8.02%) VMware
3 51 (5.53%) Dell
4 47 (5.09%) Oracle
5 43 (4.66%) Cisco
6 38 (4.12%) Citrix
7 36 (3.90%) Google
8 29 (3.14%) IBM
8 29 (3.14%) NetApp
9 26 (2.82%) HP
10 25 (2.71%) Tableau
11 24 (2.60%) Veeam
12 19 (2.06%) SAP
12 19 (2.06%) Sophos
13 18 (1.95%) EqualLogic
14 16 (1.73%) Remedy
15 14 (1.52%) Sun
16 12 (1.30%) Adobe
17 11 (1.19%) F5
18 10 (1.08%) Fujitsu