Period
to 21 October 2019

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 21 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Problem-Solving
England > Midlands
6 months to
21 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 13 18 20
Rank change year-on-year +5 +2 +2
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 1,293 1,316 1,408
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 11.49% 9.88% 9.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.45% 10.78% 10.30%
Number of salaries quoted 984 972 1,166
Midlands median annual salary £40,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.71% +6.25% +2.56%
10th Percentile £23,825 £22,500 £21,250
90th Percentile £63,750 £65,000 £62,500
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 10,383 12,204 13,667
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 92.26% 91.66% 91.68%
Number of salaries quoted 8,454 9,470 11,226
Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £52,225 £50,000
% change year-on-year +0.53% +4.45% -

Problem-Solving
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Problem-Solving in the Midlands

Problem-Solving
Salary Trend in the Midlands

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

Salary trend for Problem-Solving in the Midlands

Problem-Solving
Salary Histogram in the Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Problem-Solving in the Midlands over the 6 months to 21 October 2019.

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 21 October 2019. 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 +7 884 £40,853 -3.88% 212
East Midlands -1 403 £40,000 -5.88% 141
Problem-Solving
England

For the 6 months to 21 October 2019, 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.

1 459 (35.50%) Analytical Skills
2 424 (32.79%) Agile Software Development
3 363 (28.07%) Microsoft
4 307 (23.74%) SQL
5 236 (18.25%) Degree
6 235 (18.17%) C#
7 224 (17.32%) SQL Server
8 221 (17.09%) Windows
9 213 (16.47%) .NET
10 184 (14.23%) JavaScript
11 177 (13.69%) Azure
12 175 (13.53%) Finance
13 174 (13.46%) ITIL
14 142 (10.98%) Linux
15 136 (10.52%) Active Directory
16 132 (10.21%) Telecoms
17 125 (9.67%) Scrum
18 124 (9.59%) Git (software)
19 119 (9.20%) Software Engineering
20 118 (9.13%) CSS
21 116 (8.97%) Self-Motivation
22 115 (8.89%) Computer Science
23 114 (8.82%) Microsoft Office
24 112 (8.66%) HTML
24 112 (8.66%) Windows Server
25 102 (7.89%) Project Management
26 101 (7.81%) OO
27 100 (7.73%) User Experience
28 98 (7.58%) Mentoring
28 98 (7.58%) Collaborative Working

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 50 (3.87%) MS Exchange
2 34 (2.63%) IIS
3 28 (2.17%) SharePoint
4 27 (2.09%) Confluence
5 20 (1.55%) Apache
6 15 (1.16%) Elasticsearch
7 14 (1.08%) IBM Notes
8 11 (0.85%) SAS
9 10 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2013
10 9 (0.70%) WordPress
11 7 (0.54%) Apache Spark
11 7 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2010
11 7 (0.54%) Skype for Business
12 6 (0.46%) CICS
12 6 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2003
13 5 (0.39%) CMS
14 3 (0.23%) WebSphere
15 2 (0.15%) Tomcat
16 1 (0.077%) Oracle Workflow
16 1 (0.077%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 114 (8.82%) Microsoft Office
2 81 (6.26%) Microsoft Excel
3 26 (2.01%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 17 (1.31%) Microsoft Project
5 16 (1.24%) MS Visio
6 10 (0.77%) Acrobat
7 4 (0.31%) CATIA
8 1 (0.077%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.077%) InDesign
8 1 (0.077%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.077%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (0.54%) NetSuite
2 6 (0.46%) Dynamics AX
2 6 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.46%) OPENHousing
2 6 (0.46%) SAP Business One
3 5 (0.39%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 5 (0.39%) Cognos Planning
3 5 (0.39%) Cognos TM1
3 5 (0.39%) Dynamics NAV
3 5 (0.39%) Infor SunSystems
4 4 (0.31%) ENOVIA
5 3 (0.23%) FastStats
5 3 (0.23%) FastStats PeopleStage
5 3 (0.23%) Magento
6 2 (0.15%) BusinessWorks
6 2 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.15%) SAP Payroll
7 1 (0.077%) Summit
7 1 (0.077%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 177 (13.69%) Azure
2 90 (6.96%) Office 365
3 85 (6.57%) AWS
4 62 (4.80%) SaaS
5 49 (3.79%) Power Platform
6 23 (1.78%) Serverless
7 22 (1.70%) IaaS
7 22 (1.70%) PaaS
8 19 (1.47%) Dynamics 365
9 16 (1.24%) GCP
10 13 (1.01%) npm
11 12 (0.93%) GitHub
12 11 (0.85%) Amazon SQS
12 11 (0.85%) AWS IoT
12 11 (0.85%) AWS Lambda
13 9 (0.70%) Google Play
14 7 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
15 5 (0.39%) Azure Active Directory
15 5 (0.39%) Heroku
16 4 (0.31%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 73 (5.65%) DNS
2 71 (5.49%) Firewall
3 67 (5.18%) Wireless
4 53 (4.10%) DHCP
5 51 (3.94%) WAN
6 49 (3.79%) Internet
7 45 (3.48%) LAN
8 39 (3.02%) TCP/IP
9 34 (2.63%) VPN
10 29 (2.24%) HTTP
11 28 (2.17%) Network Security
12 25 (1.93%) VoIP
13 23 (1.78%) HTTPS
14 19 (1.47%) SSH
15 18 (1.39%) Diameter Protocol
16 15 (1.16%) VLAN
17 14 (1.08%) Cisco Nexus
17 14 (1.08%) MPLS
17 14 (1.08%) SAN
18 13 (1.01%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 224 (17.32%) SQL Server
2 57 (4.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 48 (3.71%) Power BI
4 44 (3.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 38 (2.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 33 (2.55%) MySQL
7 27 (2.09%) Data Warehouse
8 25 (1.93%) PostgreSQL
8 25 (1.93%) Relational Database
9 21 (1.62%) Big Data
9 21 (1.62%) MongoDB
10 18 (1.39%) SQL Server 2012
11 15 (1.16%) SQL Server 2008
12 12 (0.93%) Amazon RDS
12 12 (0.93%) BusinessObjects
12 12 (0.93%) Oracle Reports
13 11 (0.85%) Amazon Aurora
13 11 (0.85%) Amazon Redshift
13 11 (0.85%) DB2
14 7 (0.54%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 124 (9.59%) Git (software)
2 64 (4.95%) JIRA
3 41 (3.17%) Visual Studio
4 34 (2.63%) Selenium
5 29 (2.24%) Team Foundation Server
6 25 (1.93%) Jenkins
7 20 (1.55%) Visual Studio Team System
8 19 (1.47%) Maven
9 18 (1.39%) GDB
10 17 (1.31%) JMeter
11 13 (1.01%) Xcode
12 12 (0.93%) webpack
13 11 (0.85%) Grunt
13 11 (0.85%) gulp
14 9 (0.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 9 (0.70%) JUnit
14 9 (0.70%) SonarQube
15 8 (0.62%) Oracle Forms
16 7 (0.54%) Mercurial
16 7 (0.54%) Mocha
General
1 175 (13.53%) Finance
2 132 (10.21%) Telecoms
3 96 (7.42%) Retail
4 71 (5.49%) Aerospace
5 70 (5.41%) Manufacturing
6 55 (4.25%) Public Sector
7 51 (3.94%) Marketing
8 39 (3.02%) Electronics
9 20 (1.55%) Banking
10 18 (1.39%) Military
11 14 (1.08%) Automotive
11 14 (1.08%) Pharmaceutical
12 12 (0.93%) Games
13 11 (0.85%) Legal
14 10 (0.77%) General Ledger
14 10 (0.77%) Local Government
15 7 (0.54%) Law
16 6 (0.46%) Social Housing
17 4 (0.31%) Back Office
18 2 (0.15%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 328 (25.37%) Developer
2 203 (15.70%) Analyst
3 100 (7.73%) .NET Developer
4 68 (5.26%) Senior Developer
4 68 (5.26%) Software Engineer
5 60 (4.64%) IT Support
6 55 (4.25%) Support Analyst
7 53 (4.10%) Architect
8 49 (3.79%) Software Developer
9 48 (3.71%) Support Engineer
10 43 (3.33%) C# Developer
11 41 (3.17%) Consultant
12 39 (3.02%) Applications Support
13 38 (2.94%) Tester
14 36 (2.78%) Junior
15 35 (2.71%) Business Analyst
15 35 (2.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 35 (2.71%) Team Leader
16 34 (2.63%) Web Developer
17 33 (2.55%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 213 (16.47%) .NET
2 118 (9.13%) CSS
3 112 (8.66%) HTML
4 94 (7.27%) ASP.NET
5 85 (6.57%) AngularJS
6 58 (4.49%) ASP.NET Web API
7 55 (4.25%) Web Services
8 49 (3.79%) HTML5
9 47 (3.63%) jQuery
10 45 (3.48%) RESTful
11 43 (3.33%) XML
12 42 (3.25%) .NET Framework
13 38 (2.94%) Vue.js
14 37 (2.86%) CSS3
14 37 (2.86%) React
14 37 (2.86%) Spring
15 34 (2.63%) ASP.NET MVC
16 33 (2.55%) Node.js
17 27 (2.09%) WinForms
18 25 (1.93%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 459 (35.50%) Analytical Skills
2 116 (8.97%) Self-Motivation
3 100 (7.73%) User Experience
4 82 (6.34%) Management Information System
5 58 (4.49%) Mobile App
6 48 (3.71%) CCTV
7 42 (3.25%) Enterprise Software
8 39 (3.02%) Greenfield Project
9 32 (2.47%) Algorithms
10 31 (2.40%) Public Cloud
11 29 (2.24%) Data Centre
12 27 (2.09%) Virtual Team
13 24 (1.86%) Cloud Native
14 20 (1.55%) Driving Licence
15 19 (1.47%) EPoS
16 16 (1.24%) Enterprise Storage
17 13 (1.01%) Blackberry
17 13 (1.01%) Security Operations Centre
18 12 (0.93%) iPhone
18 12 (0.93%) Smart Home
Operating Systems
1 221 (17.09%) Windows
2 142 (10.98%) Linux
3 112 (8.66%) Windows Server
4 57 (4.41%) Unix
5 49 (3.79%) Windows 10
6 48 (3.71%) Windows Server 2012
7 41 (3.17%) Apple iOS
8 39 (3.02%) Windows Server 2008
9 34 (2.63%) Windows 7
10 28 (2.17%) Android
11 16 (1.24%) Windows Server 2003
12 12 (0.93%) CentOS
12 12 (0.93%) Solaris
12 12 (0.93%) SUSE
12 12 (0.93%) Windows XP
13 10 (0.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 9 (0.70%) Windows 2000
14 9 (0.70%) Windows Vista
15 8 (0.62%) HPUX
15 8 (0.62%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 424 (32.79%) Agile Software Development
2 174 (13.46%) ITIL
3 125 (9.67%) Scrum
4 119 (9.20%) Software Engineering
5 115 (8.89%) Computer Science
6 102 (7.89%) Project Management
7 101 (7.81%) OO
8 98 (7.58%) Collaborative Working
8 98 (7.58%) Mentoring
9 97 (7.50%) Business Intelligence
9 97 (7.50%) DevOps
10 93 (7.19%) Decision-Making
11 91 (7.04%) Continuous Integration
12 90 (6.96%) MVC
12 90 (6.96%) Web Development
13 84 (6.50%) SDLC
14 83 (6.42%) Test Automation
15 72 (5.57%) Continuous Improvement
16 71 (5.49%) Coaching
17 70 (5.41%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 307 (23.74%) SQL
2 235 (18.17%) C#
3 184 (14.23%) JavaScript
4 84 (6.50%) Java
4 84 (6.50%) T-SQL
5 57 (4.41%) PowerShell
6 55 (4.25%) Python
7 54 (4.18%) TypeScript
8 52 (4.02%) C++
9 49 (3.79%) C
10 45 (3.48%) PHP
11 22 (1.70%) VB.NET
12 20 (1.55%) ES6
12 20 (1.55%) PL/SQL
13 18 (1.39%) ES7
13 18 (1.39%) R
14 13 (1.01%) Apple Swift
14 13 (1.01%) Objective-C
15 12 (0.93%) Rust
16 10 (0.77%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 236 (18.25%) Degree
2 48 (3.71%) Cisco Certification
3 44 (3.40%) Security Cleared
4 38 (2.94%) SC Cleared
5 36 (2.78%) CCNA
6 32 (2.47%) ISTQB
7 27 (2.09%) Computer Science Degree
8 26 (2.01%) HND
9 21 (1.62%) ITIL Certification
9 21 (1.62%) Microsoft Certification
10 18 (1.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 18 (1.39%) MCP
11 15 (1.16%) CCNP
12 14 (1.08%) ISEB
13 13 (1.01%) CREST Certified
14 12 (0.93%) HNC
14 12 (0.93%) JNCIA
14 12 (0.93%) Numerate Degree
15 11 (0.85%) CISSP
15 11 (0.85%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 95 (7.35%) SLA
2 84 (6.50%) QA
3 33 (2.55%) Data Quality
4 14 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 14 (1.08%) PMO
5 12 (0.93%) GDPR
6 8 (0.62%) NIST
7 6 (0.46%) ISO 9001
8 5 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 4 (0.31%) ISO 9000
10 2 (0.15%) ISO 26262
10 2 (0.15%) PCI DSS
11 1 (0.077%) Actionable Recommendations
11 1 (0.077%) Cyber Essentials
11 1 (0.077%) GPG13
11 1 (0.077%) ISO 13485
11 1 (0.077%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 136 (10.52%) Active Directory
2 66 (5.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 64 (4.95%) Hyper-V
4 35 (2.71%) Docker
5 11 (0.85%) XenDesktop
6 10 (0.77%) Virtual Servers
7 8 (0.62%) Firmware
7 8 (0.62%) VirtualBox
8 7 (0.54%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 6 (0.46%) XenApp
10 5 (0.39%) PowerHA
11 3 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
11 3 (0.23%) vSphere
12 2 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
13 1 (0.077%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 1 (0.077%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 1 (0.077%) Microsoft App-V
13 1 (0.077%) pfSense
13 1 (0.077%) Terminal Services
13 1 (0.077%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 25 (1.93%) SCCM
2 19 (1.47%) SCOrch
3 17 (1.31%) Kibana
4 11 (0.85%) logstash
5 10 (0.77%) Kubernetes
6 9 (0.70%) Cisco IPCC
6 9 (0.70%) Puppet
7 8 (0.62%) AirWatch
7 8 (0.62%) Microsoft Intune
7 8 (0.62%) SCOM
8 7 (0.54%) FortiGate
8 7 (0.54%) Norton AntiVirus
8 7 (0.54%) Terraform
9 5 (0.39%) Ansible
9 5 (0.39%) SELinux
10 4 (0.31%) Nagios
10 4 (0.31%) WSUS
11 2 (0.15%) HP NNM
11 2 (0.15%) Netcool/Proviso
11 2 (0.15%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 363 (28.07%) Microsoft
2 90 (6.96%) Cisco
3 85 (6.57%) VMware
4 68 (5.26%) Oracle
5 47 (3.63%) SAP
6 44 (3.40%) Citrix
7 30 (2.32%) Google
8 23 (1.78%) IBM
9 20 (1.55%) Cognos
9 20 (1.55%) Tableau
10 19 (1.47%) Juniper
10 19 (1.47%) Red Hat
10 19 (1.47%) Xamarin
11 18 (1.39%) NetApp
12 17 (1.31%) Avaya
13 16 (1.24%) Apple
13 16 (1.24%) Dell
14 14 (1.08%) Lotus
15 13 (1.01%) HP
16 12 (0.93%) F5