Problem-Solving Jobs in the Midlands

Problem Solving
England > Midlands

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the Midlands requiring Problem-Solving skills. It includes a benchmarking guide to the annual salaries offered in vacancies that cited Problem-Solving over the 6 months leading up to 25 June 2024, comparing them to the same period in the previous two years.

6 months to
25 Jun 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 5 8 8
Rank change year-on-year +3 0 +6
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 2,031 1,227 1,699
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 14.46% 14.45% 14.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 18.26% 14.98% 15.53%
Number of salaries quoted 1,191 562 914
10th Percentile £25,000 £26,250 £25,750
25th Percentile £28,750 £33,000 £31,418
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £40,000 £46,750 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year -14.44% +3.89% +4.65%
75th Percentile £57,500 £62,500 £57,500
90th Percentile £69,000 £70,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £49,838 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year -9.39% - +4.76%

All Process and Methodology Skills
Midlands

Problem-Solving falls under the Processes and Methodologies category. For comparison with the information above, the following table provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies requiring process or methodology skills in the Midlands.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 11,125 8,190 10,943
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 79.22% 96.43% 94.66%
Number of salaries quoted 7,655 4,352 6,986
10th Percentile £26,250 £30,000 £29,000
25th Percentile £35,000 £38,656 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year -9.52% +5.00% +5.82%
75th Percentile £62,500 £67,500 £65,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £77,500 £78,001
England median annual salary £55,000 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year -12.00% +4.17% +9.09%

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 25 June 2024.

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 25 June 2024. 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 +4 1,314 £42,500 -11.55% 369
East Midlands +9 694 £37,500 -15.04% 237
Problem-Solving
England

Problem-Solving
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities in the Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 104 (5.12%) SharePoint
2 76 (3.74%) Microsoft Exchange
3 46 (2.26%) IIS
4 32 (1.58%) WordPress
5 11 (0.54%) Confluence
6 9 (0.44%) Apache
7 7 (0.34%) CMS
7 7 (0.34%) Umbraco
8 3 (0.15%) Apache Spark
8 3 (0.15%) IBM Notes
9 2 (0.098%) MTS
9 2 (0.098%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.098%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.049%) Apache Airflow
10 1 (0.049%) Drupal
10 1 (0.049%) OpenEdge
10 1 (0.049%) Oracle Workflow
10 1 (0.049%) PrestaShop
10 1 (0.049%) TYPO3
Applications
1 273 (13.44%) Microsoft Office
2 142 (6.99%) Microsoft Excel
3 44 (2.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 27 (1.33%) Spreadsheet
5 12 (0.59%) Microsoft Project
6 11 (0.54%) AutoCAD
7 7 (0.34%) Adobe XD
8 5 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
8 5 (0.25%) Sketch
9 4 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 4 (0.20%) CANalyzer
9 4 (0.20%) EPLAN
9 4 (0.20%) InDesign
9 4 (0.20%) MS Visio
9 4 (0.20%) Revit
9 4 (0.20%) Trello
10 3 (0.15%) 3ds Max
10 3 (0.15%) Autodesk Inventor
10 3 (0.15%) Photoshop
10 3 (0.15%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 26 (1.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (0.69%) Shopify
3 12 (0.59%) NetSuite
4 10 (0.49%) Misys Midas
5 8 (0.39%) SAP ERP
6 7 (0.34%) Dynamics NAV
7 6 (0.30%) SAP S/4HANA
8 5 (0.25%) Magento
8 5 (0.25%) Salesforce CRM
9 4 (0.20%) Unit4 Business World
10 3 (0.15%) iTrent
10 3 (0.15%) NEC Housing
10 3 (0.15%) SAP WM
11 2 (0.098%) Oracle EBS
11 2 (0.098%) Oracle Payables
12 1 (0.049%) CA PPM
12 1 (0.049%) MIS ActiveH
12 1 (0.049%) Payment Gateway
12 1 (0.049%) Primavera
12 1 (0.049%) Sage 300 ERP
Cloud Services
1 327 (16.10%) Azure
2 247 (12.16%) Microsoft 365
3 166 (8.17%) AWS
4 127 (6.25%) Power Platform
5 72 (3.55%) Entra ID
6 65 (3.20%) SaaS
7 60 (2.95%) GCP
8 41 (2.02%) Azure DevOps
9 33 (1.62%) Dynamics 365
10 27 (1.33%) PowerApps
11 24 (1.18%) GitHub
12 23 (1.13%) Cloud Computing
13 22 (1.08%) Power Automate
14 19 (0.94%) WhatsApp
15 18 (0.89%) OneDrive
16 16 (0.79%) Figma
17 15 (0.74%) Amazon S3
17 15 (0.74%) Azure Cosmos DB
18 14 (0.69%) Matillion
18 14 (0.69%) Snowflake
Communications & Networking
1 117 (5.76%) Firewall
2 94 (4.63%) Network Security
3 87 (4.28%) WAN
4 85 (4.19%) Internet
5 70 (3.45%) WLAN
6 63 (3.10%) DNS
7 57 (2.81%) LAN
7 57 (2.81%) TCP/IP
8 52 (2.56%) DHCP
9 45 (2.22%) VPN
10 38 (1.87%) Wi-Fi
11 34 (1.67%) Wireless
12 25 (1.23%) SAN
13 19 (0.94%) Broadband
14 18 (0.89%) VoIP
15 17 (0.84%) Intranet
16 15 (0.74%) VLAN
17 13 (0.64%) Remote Desktop
18 11 (0.54%) SD-WAN
19 10 (0.49%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 162 (7.98%) SQL Server
2 116 (5.71%) Power BI
3 64 (3.15%) Data Warehouse
4 51 (2.51%) Looker
5 48 (2.36%) MySQL
6 46 (2.26%) BigQuery
7 45 (2.22%) Tableau
8 33 (1.62%) Relational Database
9 29 (1.43%) Elasticsearch
10 24 (1.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 20 (0.98%) Data Lake
12 18 (0.89%) MongoDB
12 18 (0.89%) NoSQL
12 18 (0.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 17 (0.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 16 (0.79%) PostgreSQL
15 13 (0.64%) Star Schema
16 10 (0.49%) Metadata
17 9 (0.44%) Crystal Reports
17 9 (0.44%) DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 77 (3.79%) Git
2 51 (2.51%) JIRA
3 14 (0.69%) GitLab
4 12 (0.59%) Visual Studio
5 9 (0.44%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (0.34%) Octopus Deploy
7 6 (0.30%) gulp
7 6 (0.30%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 6 (0.30%) TeamCity
8 5 (0.25%) ESLint
8 5 (0.25%) Postman
9 4 (0.20%) Android Studio
9 4 (0.20%) CANoe
9 4 (0.20%) Cucumber
9 4 (0.20%) IntelliJ
9 4 (0.20%) JUnit
10 3 (0.15%) Balsamiq
10 3 (0.15%) JMeter
10 3 (0.15%) SpecFlow
10 3 (0.15%) Toad
General
1 1,116 (54.95%) Social Skills
2 681 (33.53%) Analytical Skills
3 300 (14.77%) Retail
4 260 (12.80%) Finance
5 195 (9.60%) Organisational Skills
6 191 (9.40%) Presentation Skills
7 142 (6.99%) Influencing Skills
8 130 (6.40%) Manufacturing
9 101 (4.97%) Inclusion and Diversity
10 88 (4.33%) Marketing
11 50 (2.46%) Automotive
12 49 (2.41%) Law
13 47 (2.31%) Public Sector
14 39 (1.92%) Legal
15 31 (1.53%) Telecoms
16 28 (1.38%) Documentation Skills
17 26 (1.28%) Local Government
18 23 (1.13%) Electronics
19 16 (0.79%) Games
20 15 (0.74%) Billing
Job Titles
1 374 (18.41%) Analyst
2 201 (9.90%) Developer
3 182 (8.96%) Support Engineer
4 176 (8.67%) IT Support
5 158 (7.78%) Senior
6 138 (6.79%) IT Engineer
7 125 (6.15%) Product Analyst
8 123 (6.06%) Lead
9 116 (5.71%) Sales Analyst
10 102 (5.02%) IT Support Engineer
11 83 (4.09%) Consultant
12 76 (3.74%) IT Manager
13 63 (3.10%) Project Manager
14 59 (2.90%) Architect
15 54 (2.66%) Applications Support
16 53 (2.61%) IT Technician
17 52 (2.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
18 50 (2.46%) Software Engineer
19 47 (2.31%) Data Analyst
20 44 (2.17%) Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 113 (5.56%) .NET
2 101 (4.97%) HTML
3 79 (3.89%) CSS
4 46 (2.26%) React
5 42 (2.07%) AngularJS
6 38 (1.87%) REST
7 30 (1.48%) ASP.NET
8 29 (1.43%) HTML5
9 28 (1.38%) Laravel
10 27 (1.33%) .NET Core
11 25 (1.23%) Vue
12 24 (1.18%) jQuery
13 23 (1.13%) Node.js
14 17 (0.84%) XML
15 15 (0.74%) .NET Framework
15 15 (0.74%) RESTful
16 14 (0.69%) JSON
16 14 (0.69%) Web Services
17 13 (0.64%) CSS3
17 13 (0.64%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 227 (11.18%) Onboarding
2 160 (7.88%) Self-Motivation
3 159 (7.83%) Driving Licence
4 60 (2.95%) Management Information System
5 43 (2.12%) Product Ownership
6 37 (1.82%) Mobile App
7 35 (1.72%) Algorithms
8 34 (1.67%) Clustering
9 26 (1.28%) Team-Oriented Environment
10 24 (1.18%) Data Centre
11 22 (1.08%) Replication
12 20 (0.98%) Analytical Mindset
13 18 (0.89%) Data Structures
14 17 (0.84%) Enterprise Software
14 17 (0.84%) NHS
15 16 (0.79%) CCTV
15 16 (0.79%) IoT
16 13 (0.64%) FMCG
16 13 (0.64%) Public Cloud
17 12 (0.59%) Cyber Threat
Operating Systems
1 369 (18.17%) Windows
2 157 (7.73%) Linux
3 140 (6.89%) Windows Server
4 75 (3.69%) Windows 10
5 30 (1.48%) Windows Server 2012
6 26 (1.28%) Windows 7
7 20 (0.98%) Mac OS
8 19 (0.94%) Android
9 16 (0.79%) VMS
10 12 (0.59%) Ubuntu
10 12 (0.59%) Windows 8
11 11 (0.54%) Unix
12 10 (0.49%) Apple iOS
12 10 (0.49%) CentOS
12 10 (0.49%) Embedded Linux
12 10 (0.49%) Windows Server 2016
13 8 (0.39%) Windows Server 2019
14 5 (0.25%) Data ONTAP
14 5 (0.25%) SUSE
15 4 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 450 (22.16%) Customer Service
2 372 (18.32%) Mentoring
3 350 (17.23%) Mathematics
4 307 (15.12%) Continuous Improvement
5 287 (14.13%) Agile
6 267 (13.15%) Computer Science
7 255 (12.56%) Data Analysis
8 234 (11.52%) Project Management
9 214 (10.54%) ITIL
10 159 (7.83%) Customer Requirements
11 142 (6.99%) Analytics
12 140 (6.89%) Business Intelligence
12 140 (6.89%) Cybersecurity
13 133 (6.55%) User Experience
14 130 (6.40%) Decision-Making
15 127 (6.25%) DevOps
16 126 (6.20%) Mechatronics
17 108 (5.32%) ERP
18 104 (5.12%) Software Engineering
19 100 (4.92%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 345 (16.99%) SQL
2 132 (6.50%) JavaScript
2 132 (6.50%) Python
3 128 (6.30%) C#
4 59 (2.90%) Java
5 56 (2.76%) PHP
6 45 (2.22%) PowerShell
6 45 (2.22%) TypeScript
7 30 (1.48%) C
7 30 (1.48%) C++
8 14 (0.69%) T-SQL
9 13 (0.64%) Bash
10 12 (0.59%) RPG
11 11 (0.54%) Perl
11 11 (0.54%) RPG IV
11 11 (0.54%) RPG/400
12 9 (0.44%) VB
13 8 (0.39%) MATLAB
13 8 (0.39%) Rust
14 7 (0.34%) Bicep
Qualifications
1 733 (36.09%) Degree
2 178 (8.76%) Computer Science Degree
3 137 (6.75%) HNC
4 116 (5.71%) Microsoft Certification
5 90 (4.43%) Security Cleared
6 78 (3.84%) Cisco Certification
7 77 (3.79%) MCP
7 77 (3.79%) MCSE
8 75 (3.69%) CCNA
9 69 (3.40%) CCNP
10 65 (3.20%) LPIC
11 56 (2.76%) DBS Check
12 49 (2.41%) SC Cleared
13 32 (1.58%) Master's Degree
14 25 (1.23%) A+ Certification
14 25 (1.23%) Azure Certification
15 21 (1.03%) CISSP
16 18 (0.89%) CISM
17 14 (0.69%) HND
18 12 (0.59%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 93 (4.58%) GDPR
2 90 (4.43%) QA
3 70 (3.45%) SLA
4 54 (2.66%) Cyber Essentials
5 52 (2.56%) Data Quality
6 36 (1.77%) Accessibility
7 35 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 24 (1.18%) ISO 9001
9 20 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 17025
10 17 (0.84%) PMO
11 7 (0.34%) PCI DSS
12 6 (0.30%) Actionable Recommendations
13 5 (0.25%) GRC
13 5 (0.25%) ISO 26262
14 4 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 4 (0.20%) GAAP
14 4 (0.20%) IFRS
14 4 (0.20%) ISO 14001
14 4 (0.20%) NIST
14 4 (0.20%) WCAG
System Software
1 181 (8.91%) Active Directory
2 85 (4.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 63 (3.10%) Hyper-V
4 22 (1.08%) Docker
5 21 (1.03%) VMware ESXi
6 17 (0.84%) VMware NSX
7 13 (0.64%) vSphere
8 12 (0.59%) Firmware
9 10 (0.49%) Virtual Servers
10 6 (0.30%) NFS
10 6 (0.30%) pfSense
10 6 (0.30%) Virtual Desktop
11 5 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
12 4 (0.20%) VMware Server
13 2 (0.098%) BitLocker
13 2 (0.098%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 48 (2.36%) Microsoft Intune
2 28 (1.38%) SCCM
3 24 (1.18%) Kubernetes
4 19 (0.94%) EnCase
5 17 (0.84%) Terraform
6 11 (0.54%) Microsoft Clustering
7 9 (0.44%) vCenter Server
8 8 (0.39%) WSUS
9 7 (0.34%) Prometheus
9 7 (0.34%) SCOM
10 6 (0.30%) Ansible
10 6 (0.30%) FortiGate
11 5 (0.25%) Functional Safety
11 5 (0.25%) HP ALM
12 4 (0.20%) AirWatch
12 4 (0.20%) Autotask
12 4 (0.20%) Failover Clustering
12 4 (0.20%) Jamf Pro
13 3 (0.15%) Grafana
13 3 (0.15%) Progress Chef
Vendors
1 549 (27.03%) Microsoft
2 117 (5.76%) VMware
3 109 (5.37%) Cisco
4 86 (4.23%) Google
5 48 (2.36%) SAP
6 45 (2.22%) Veeam
7 29 (1.43%) Salesforce
8 25 (1.23%) Databricks
8 25 (1.23%) Oracle
9 22 (1.08%) HP
9 22 (1.08%) IBM
10 21 (1.03%) Sophos
11 20 (0.98%) Meraki
12 18 (0.89%) Dell
13 17 (0.84%) Sage
14 16 (0.79%) Palo Alto
15 15 (0.74%) Adobe
16 13 (0.64%) ServiceNow
17 12 (0.59%) Apple
17 12 (0.59%) CheckPoint