Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Problem-Solving
England > Midlands
6 months to
20 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 16 13 18
Rank change year-on-year -3 +5 +2
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 442 1,283 1,314
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 11.08% 11.48% 9.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.97% 12.42% 10.76%
Number of salaries quoted 338 1,024 1,014
Median annual salary £45,000 £40,901 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.02% -3.76% +6.25%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £65,000 £65,700
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +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 3,692 10,326 12,211
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 92.53% 92.43% 91.79%
Number of salaries quoted 2,969 8,399 9,480
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £30,000 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £68,750 £70,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,050
% change year-on-year +4.76% +0.86% +4.10%

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 20 October 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 20 October 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 -1 321 £45,000 +10.15% 85
East Midlands -7 116 £43,308 +5.63% 49
Problem-Solving
England

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

1 154 (34.84%) Analytical Skills
2 145 (32.81%) Agile Software Development
3 98 (22.17%) Windows
4 97 (21.95%) Azure
5 88 (19.91%) SQL
5 88 (19.91%) Microsoft
6 85 (19.23%) ITIL
7 71 (16.06%) Degree
8 62 (14.03%) C#
9 57 (12.90%) VMware
10 53 (11.99%) DevOps
11 50 (11.31%) Office 365
12 49 (11.09%) AWS
13 47 (10.63%) Firewall
14 46 (10.41%) Java
15 45 (10.18%) Linux
15 45 (10.18%) VMware Infrastructure
15 45 (10.18%) Continuous Improvement
16 44 (9.95%) Git (software)
16 44 (9.95%) JavaScript
16 44 (9.95%) SQL Server
17 43 (9.73%) .NET
17 43 (9.73%) Stakeholder Management
17 43 (9.73%) Scrum
18 42 (9.50%) Python
18 42 (9.50%) Decision-Making
19 41 (9.28%) VPN
20 40 (9.05%) PowerShell
21 39 (8.82%) Windows Server
22 38 (8.60%) Service Management

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 23 (5.20%) Confluence
2 11 (2.49%) MS Exchange
3 9 (2.04%) CMS
3 9 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2013
4 7 (1.58%) Elasticsearch
5 6 (1.36%) Apache Spark
5 6 (1.36%) SharePoint
5 6 (1.36%) Skype for Business
6 5 (1.13%) Sitefinity
7 3 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (0.68%) IIS
7 3 (0.68%) Tomcat
7 3 (0.68%) WordPress
8 2 (0.45%) Jupyter
8 2 (0.45%) NServiceBus
8 2 (0.45%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.45%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.23%) Apache
9 1 (0.23%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.23%) Drupal
Applications
1 27 (6.11%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (2.04%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.68%) 3ds Max
4 2 (0.45%) S-PLUS
5 1 (0.23%) Figma
5 1 (0.23%) InVision
5 1 (0.23%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 2 (0.45%) Magento
1 2 (0.45%) Salesforce.com CRM
1 2 (0.45%) Shopify
2 1 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.23%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.23%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.23%) SAP PSCD
2 1 (0.23%) Social Studio
2 1 (0.23%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 97 (21.95%) Azure
2 50 (11.31%) Office 365
3 49 (11.09%) AWS
4 26 (5.88%) SaaS
5 13 (2.94%) GCP
5 13 (2.94%) Power Platform
6 6 (1.36%) AWS CloudFormation
7 5 (1.13%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (0.90%) Dynamics 365
9 3 (0.68%) Boomi
9 3 (0.68%) G Suite
9 3 (0.68%) GitHub
9 3 (0.68%) iPaaS
9 3 (0.68%) PaaS
10 2 (0.45%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.45%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 2 (0.45%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.45%) Power Automate
10 2 (0.45%) PowerApps
10 2 (0.45%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 47 (10.63%) Firewall
2 41 (9.28%) VPN
3 29 (6.56%) DNS
4 26 (5.88%) LAN
4 26 (5.88%) WAN
5 24 (5.43%) Internet
6 23 (5.20%) VLAN
7 20 (4.52%) Network Security
8 17 (3.85%) TCP/IP
9 15 (3.39%) BGP
9 15 (3.39%) DHCP
10 14 (3.17%) OSPF
10 14 (3.17%) Wireless
11 13 (2.94%) Cisco Nexus
11 13 (2.94%) SAN
12 10 (2.26%) Cisco IOS
12 10 (2.26%) MPLS
13 9 (2.04%) Remote Desktop
14 8 (1.81%) VoIP
15 7 (1.58%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (9.95%) SQL Server
2 22 (4.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 17 (3.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 16 (3.62%) MySQL
4 16 (3.62%) Relational Database
5 13 (2.94%) Big Data
5 13 (2.94%) Power BI
6 11 (2.49%) MongoDB
6 11 (2.49%) SQL Server 2012
7 9 (2.04%) Hadoop
8 8 (1.81%) HBase
9 7 (1.58%) Crystal Reports
9 7 (1.58%) Data Lake
9 7 (1.58%) NoSQL
9 7 (1.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 6 (1.36%) Data Warehouse
11 5 (1.13%) PostgreSQL
12 4 (0.90%) Informix
12 4 (0.90%) Oracle Reports
12 4 (0.90%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 44 (9.95%) Git (software)
2 27 (6.11%) JIRA
3 17 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (2.04%) Oracle Forms
5 7 (1.58%) Visual Studio
6 6 (1.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 5 (1.13%) Rational DOORS
7 5 (1.13%) Selenium
7 5 (1.13%) Subversion
7 5 (1.13%) Visual Studio Team System
8 3 (0.68%) Jenkins
8 3 (0.68%) Octopus Deploy
9 2 (0.45%) Bitbucket
9 2 (0.45%) FishEye
9 2 (0.45%) PHPUnit
9 2 (0.45%) TeamCity
9 2 (0.45%) Xdebug
10 1 (0.23%) Eclipse
10 1 (0.23%) JMeter
10 1 (0.23%) Maven
General
1 36 (8.14%) Finance
2 33 (7.47%) Public Sector
3 25 (5.66%) Retail
4 18 (4.07%) Aerospace
5 9 (2.04%) Legal
6 7 (1.58%) Banking
6 7 (1.58%) Games
6 7 (1.58%) Manufacturing
6 7 (1.58%) Marketing
7 6 (1.36%) Back Office
7 6 (1.36%) Electronics
8 5 (1.13%) Law
8 5 (1.13%) Telecoms
9 4 (0.90%) Police
10 3 (0.68%) Automotive
10 3 (0.68%) Digital Economy
10 3 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.23%) French Language
11 1 (0.23%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.23%) Social Housing
Job Titles
1 90 (20.36%) Analyst
2 77 (17.42%) Developer
3 25 (5.66%) Network Engineer
3 25 (5.66%) Support Analyst
4 24 (5.43%) Consultant
5 23 (5.20%) IT Engineer
6 21 (4.75%) Software Developer
7 20 (4.52%) .NET Developer
8 18 (4.07%) Business Analyst
8 18 (4.07%) Software Engineer
9 17 (3.85%) Architect
9 17 (3.85%) IT Analyst
10 16 (3.62%) C# Developer
11 14 (3.17%) DevOps Engineer
11 14 (3.17%) Project Manager
12 13 (2.94%) IT Support
13 12 (2.71%) Applications Support
13 12 (2.71%) Applications Support Analyst
13 12 (2.71%) Senior Analyst
14 11 (2.49%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (9.73%) .NET
2 25 (5.66%) ASP.NET Web API
3 24 (5.43%) .NET Framework
4 21 (4.75%) CSS
4 21 (4.75%) HTML
5 16 (3.62%) RESTful
6 15 (3.39%) .NET Core
6 15 (3.39%) WCF
7 14 (3.17%) AngularJS
8 13 (2.94%) React
9 12 (2.71%) ASP.NET
9 12 (2.71%) Web Services
10 10 (2.26%) Apache Flex
10 10 (2.26%) Node.js
10 10 (2.26%) REST
10 10 (2.26%) SAP Basis
10 10 (2.26%) XML
11 9 (2.04%) Kafka
11 9 (2.04%) WinForms
12 8 (1.81%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 154 (34.84%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (6.79%) Self-Motivation
3 26 (5.88%) Mobile App
4 24 (5.43%) Management Information System
5 17 (3.85%) User Experience
6 16 (3.62%) Data Centre
7 13 (2.94%) Replication
8 10 (2.26%) Virtual Team
9 9 (2.04%) Enterprise Storage
9 9 (2.04%) PMI
10 8 (1.81%) Algorithms
11 7 (1.58%) Clustering
11 7 (1.58%) Public Cloud
12 6 (1.36%) Analytical Mindset
12 6 (1.36%) Credit Risk
12 6 (1.36%) Life Science
13 5 (1.13%) VHDL
14 4 (0.90%) Driving Licence
14 4 (0.90%) EPoS
14 4 (0.90%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 98 (22.17%) Windows
2 45 (10.18%) Linux
3 39 (8.82%) Windows Server
4 28 (6.33%) Unix
5 13 (2.94%) AIX
6 12 (2.71%) Android
7 10 (2.26%) Windows 10
8 8 (1.81%) Apple iOS
9 7 (1.58%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (1.13%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (1.13%) Windows Server 2016
11 3 (0.68%) Solaris
11 3 (0.68%) Windows 7
11 3 (0.68%) Windows Server 2019
12 2 (0.45%) HPUX
13 1 (0.23%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 145 (32.81%) Agile Software Development
2 85 (19.23%) ITIL
3 53 (11.99%) DevOps
4 45 (10.18%) Continuous Improvement
5 43 (9.73%) Scrum
5 43 (9.73%) Stakeholder Management
6 42 (9.50%) Decision-Making
7 38 (8.60%) Service Management
8 35 (7.92%) Project Management
9 34 (7.69%) Process Improvement
10 30 (6.79%) Cybersecurity
11 28 (6.33%) Software Engineering
12 27 (6.11%) Customer Requirements
12 27 (6.11%) Problem Management
12 27 (6.11%) Requirements Gathering
13 26 (5.88%) Change Management
13 26 (5.88%) Computer Science
13 26 (5.88%) Mentoring
14 25 (5.66%) User Stories
15 22 (4.98%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 88 (19.91%) SQL
2 62 (14.03%) C#
3 46 (10.41%) Java
4 44 (9.95%) JavaScript
5 42 (9.50%) Python
6 40 (9.05%) PowerShell
7 31 (7.01%) C++
8 24 (5.43%) Bash Shell
9 20 (4.52%) Perl
10 14 (3.17%) T-SQL
11 13 (2.94%) Go
11 13 (2.94%) PHP
12 11 (2.49%) ABAP
13 10 (2.26%) PL/SQL
14 7 (1.58%) C
14 7 (1.58%) Shell Script
15 5 (1.13%) Kotlin
15 5 (1.13%) Scala
15 5 (1.13%) TypeScript
16 4 (0.90%) VBA
Qualifications
1 71 (16.06%) Degree
2 33 (7.47%) Security Cleared
3 30 (6.79%) SC Cleared
4 22 (4.98%) ITIL Certification
5 19 (4.30%) Cisco Certification
6 17 (3.85%) CCNP
6 17 (3.85%) Computer Science Degree
7 16 (3.62%) DV Cleared
8 11 (2.49%) Microsoft Certification
9 9 (2.04%) PMI Certification
10 8 (1.81%) CCIE
10 8 (1.81%) MCSE
10 8 (1.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 7 (1.58%) CCIE Routing and Switching
11 7 (1.58%) CCNA
11 7 (1.58%) MCSA
12 6 (1.36%) CISSP
13 5 (1.13%) CISM
13 5 (1.13%) Master's Degree
14 4 (0.90%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (6.33%) SLA
2 19 (4.30%) GDPR
3 13 (2.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (2.26%) Data Quality
4 10 (2.26%) QA
5 7 (1.58%) COBIT
6 6 (1.36%) BS25999
6 6 (1.36%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 6 (1.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 5 (1.13%) GPG13
8 3 (0.68%) NEBOSH
8 3 (0.68%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.23%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 45 (10.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 35 (7.92%) Active Directory
3 28 (6.33%) Hyper-V
4 20 (4.52%) Docker
5 12 (2.71%) XenApp
6 10 (2.26%) BitLocker
7 8 (1.81%) HDFS
7 8 (1.81%) vSphere
8 7 (1.58%) NFS
9 6 (1.36%) Virtual Machines
9 6 (1.36%) Virtual Servers
9 6 (1.36%) VMware ESXi
9 6 (1.36%) XenDesktop
10 5 (1.13%) Firmware
11 4 (0.90%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 3 (0.68%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 2 (0.45%) Cygwin
13 2 (0.45%) vCloud
13 2 (0.45%) VMware NSX
14 1 (0.23%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 12 (2.71%) Terraform
2 10 (2.26%) Data Guard
2 10 (2.26%) Kubernetes
2 10 (2.26%) Oracle RMAN
3 8 (1.81%) SCCM
4 7 (1.58%) Backup Exec
4 7 (1.58%) Norton AntiVirus
5 5 (1.13%) Ansible
5 5 (1.13%) Microsoft Clustering
5 5 (1.13%) SELinux
6 4 (0.90%) FortiGate
6 4 (0.90%) Hadoop YARN
6 4 (0.90%) Kibana
6 4 (0.90%) Nagios
7 3 (0.68%) OPNET
7 3 (0.68%) vCenter Server
7 3 (0.68%) WSUS
8 2 (0.45%) Failover Clustering
8 2 (0.45%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 1 (0.23%) Host Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 88 (19.91%) Microsoft
2 57 (12.90%) VMware
3 37 (8.37%) Oracle
4 33 (7.47%) Cisco
5 25 (5.66%) Citrix
6 19 (4.30%) Atlassian
7 15 (3.39%) Meraki
7 15 (3.39%) Salesforce.com
7 15 (3.39%) Veeam
8 14 (3.17%) SAP
9 13 (2.94%) Palo Alto
10 12 (2.71%) IBM
11 11 (2.49%) Dell
12 10 (2.26%) Apple
12 10 (2.26%) Google
13 7 (1.58%) Symantec
14 6 (1.36%) Avaya
14 6 (1.36%) CheckPoint
14 6 (1.36%) McAfee
14 6 (1.36%) Sophos