Period
to 16 January 2021

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 16 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Problem-Solving
England > Midlands
6 months to
16 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 17 15 18
Rank change year-on-year -2 +3 0
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 582 1,097 1,281
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 10.78% 10.43% 10.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.80% 11.34% 11.53%
Number of salaries quoted 445 879 908
Median annual salary £45,000 £41,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.43% -2.35% +6.25%
10th Percentile £24,000 £22,950 £22,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £49,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +1.01% +10.00%

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 4,932 9,677 11,113
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 91.35% 92.03% 92.36%
Number of salaries quoted 3,888 8,089 8,334
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +2.27% +10.00%
10th Percentile £29,000 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £71,250 £72,500 £70,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%

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 16 January 2021.

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 16 January 2021. 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 +3 435 £45,000 +8.43% 97
East Midlands -6 146 £45,000 +12.50% 72
Problem-Solving
England

For the 6 months to 16 January 2021, 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.

1 193 (33.16%) Analytical Skills
2 171 (29.38%) Agile Software Development
3 128 (21.99%) Windows
4 121 (20.79%) Microsoft
5 118 (20.27%) Azure
6 104 (17.87%) SQL
6 104 (17.87%) Degree
7 87 (14.95%) DevOps
8 85 (14.60%) Linux
9 77 (13.23%) Python
10 76 (13.06%) Git (software)
11 75 (12.89%) ITIL
12 69 (11.86%) C#
13 67 (11.51%) VMware
14 65 (11.17%) Aerospace
15 64 (11.00%) Office 365
16 60 (10.31%) Cybersecurity
16 60 (10.31%) Scrum
17 59 (10.14%) Security Cleared
18 57 (9.79%) AWS
19 56 (9.62%) Stakeholder Management
19 56 (9.62%) Java
20 54 (9.28%) JavaScript
20 54 (9.28%) C++
20 54 (9.28%) SC Cleared
21 50 (8.59%) SQL Server
22 49 (8.42%) .NET
22 49 (8.42%) Active Directory
22 49 (8.42%) VMware Infrastructure
23 48 (8.25%) PowerShell

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 22 (3.78%) Confluence
2 16 (2.75%) CMS
3 14 (2.41%) SharePoint
4 11 (1.89%) MS Exchange
5 10 (1.72%) Apache
5 10 (1.72%) WordPress
6 7 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2013
6 7 (1.20%) Sitefinity
7 5 (0.86%) ArcGIS
7 5 (0.86%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (0.52%) Skype for Business
9 2 (0.34%) Apache Spark
9 2 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (0.34%) SAS
10 1 (0.17%) Drupal
10 1 (0.17%) IIS
10 1 (0.17%) Tomcat
Applications
1 48 (8.25%) Microsoft Office
2 31 (5.33%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (1.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.86%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.69%) Figma
5 4 (0.69%) InVision
5 4 (0.69%) Sketch
6 3 (0.52%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.17%) 3ds Max
7 1 (0.17%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 13 (2.23%) Magento
2 10 (1.72%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 8 (1.37%) Dynamics CRM
4 7 (1.20%) OpenCart
5 5 (0.86%) Dynamics NAV
5 5 (0.86%) Sentinel
6 4 (0.69%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 4 (0.69%) Shopify
7 2 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.34%) NetSuite
7 2 (0.34%) SAP Hybris
8 1 (0.17%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.17%) SAP PSCD
8 1 (0.17%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 118 (20.27%) Azure
2 64 (11.00%) Office 365
3 57 (9.79%) AWS
4 31 (5.33%) SaaS
5 29 (4.98%) Power Platform
6 21 (3.61%) GitHub
7 14 (2.41%) GCP
8 9 (1.55%) Cloud Computing
9 7 (1.20%) Amazon EC2
10 6 (1.03%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 6 (1.03%) Amazon ECS
10 6 (1.03%) AWS CloudFormation
10 6 (1.03%) Dynamics 365
11 4 (0.69%) SuccessFactors
12 3 (0.52%) Boomi
12 3 (0.52%) G Suite
12 3 (0.52%) iPaaS
12 3 (0.52%) PaaS
13 2 (0.34%) Azure Active Directory
13 2 (0.34%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 46 (7.90%) Firewall
2 44 (7.56%) VPN
3 32 (5.50%) TCP/IP
4 30 (5.15%) DNS
4 30 (5.15%) WAN
5 29 (4.98%) LAN
6 21 (3.61%) Network Security
7 20 (3.44%) DHCP
8 19 (3.26%) Internet
9 18 (3.09%) VoIP
10 15 (2.58%) VLAN
11 13 (2.23%) SAN
12 12 (2.06%) Wireless
13 10 (1.72%) Remote Desktop
14 9 (1.55%) BGP
14 9 (1.55%) Cisco ASA
14 9 (1.55%) OSPF
14 9 (1.55%) WLAN
15 8 (1.37%) Cisco IOS
16 6 (1.03%) OpenVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (8.59%) SQL Server
2 29 (4.98%) Power BI
3 28 (4.81%) MySQL
4 22 (3.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 20 (3.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 15 (2.58%) Relational Database
7 12 (2.06%) SQL Server 2012
8 11 (1.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 10 (1.72%) Big Data
10 9 (1.55%) Data Warehouse
10 9 (1.55%) Tableau
11 7 (1.20%) Amazon RDS
11 7 (1.20%) Crystal Reports
11 7 (1.20%) MongoDB
12 5 (0.86%) NoSQL
12 5 (0.86%) SQLite
13 4 (0.69%) Oracle Reports
13 4 (0.69%) PostgreSQL
13 4 (0.69%) SQL Server 2008
13 4 (0.69%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 76 (13.06%) Git (software)
2 31 (5.33%) JIRA
3 19 (3.26%) Rational DOORS
4 18 (3.09%) Visual Studio
5 14 (2.41%) Team Foundation Server
6 12 (2.06%) Jenkins
7 9 (1.55%) Visual Studio Team System
8 8 (1.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 8 (1.37%) Bitbucket
8 8 (1.37%) Oracle Forms
9 7 (1.20%) GitLab
9 7 (1.20%) Selenium
9 7 (1.20%) Subversion
10 5 (0.86%) Octopus Deploy
11 4 (0.69%) git-flow
11 4 (0.69%) TeamCity
11 4 (0.69%) Xcode
12 3 (0.52%) SoapUI
13 2 (0.34%) Cucumber
13 2 (0.34%) PHPUnit
General
1 65 (11.17%) Aerospace
2 48 (8.25%) Finance
3 39 (6.70%) Retail
4 32 (5.50%) Public Sector
5 19 (3.26%) Marketing
6 17 (2.92%) Games
7 11 (1.89%) Digital Economy
7 11 (1.89%) Electronics
7 11 (1.89%) Telecoms
8 9 (1.55%) Legal
8 9 (1.55%) Manufacturing
9 7 (1.20%) Law
9 7 (1.20%) Publishing
10 4 (0.69%) Automotive
10 4 (0.69%) Billing
11 3 (0.52%) Banking
12 2 (0.34%) General Ledger
12 2 (0.34%) Social Housing
13 1 (0.17%) French Language
13 1 (0.17%) Police
Job Titles
1 143 (24.57%) Analyst
2 95 (16.32%) Developer
3 48 (8.25%) DevOps Engineer
4 40 (6.87%) Support Analyst
5 28 (4.81%) Business Analyst
6 27 (4.64%) Applications Support
7 25 (4.30%) Software Developer
8 24 (4.12%) IT Engineer
9 23 (3.95%) Network Engineer
10 22 (3.78%) Software Engineer
11 21 (3.61%) Systems Engineer
12 19 (3.26%) IT Analyst
12 19 (3.26%) IT Support
12 19 (3.26%) Senior Analyst
13 18 (3.09%) C# Developer
14 17 (2.92%) Applications Support Analyst
15 16 (2.75%) Architect
16 15 (2.58%) Administrator
16 15 (2.58%) Senior DevOps
16 15 (2.58%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (8.42%) .NET
2 37 (6.36%) HTML
3 32 (5.50%) CSS
4 23 (3.95%) AngularJS
5 22 (3.78%) ASP.NET Web API
6 21 (3.61%) .NET Framework
6 21 (3.61%) React
7 19 (3.26%) HTML5
8 18 (3.09%) Kafka
9 17 (2.92%) RESTful
10 16 (2.75%) CSS3
10 16 (2.75%) jQuery
10 16 (2.75%) WCF
11 14 (2.41%) ASP.NET
11 14 (2.41%) Node.js
12 13 (2.23%) .NET Core
13 11 (1.89%) Vue.js
14 10 (1.72%) Apache Flex
14 10 (1.72%) REST
14 10 (1.72%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 193 (33.16%) Analytical Skills
2 45 (7.73%) Management Information System
3 28 (4.81%) User Experience
4 22 (3.78%) Mobile App
5 20 (3.44%) Self-Motivation
6 15 (2.58%) Data Centre
7 12 (2.06%) Greenfield Project
7 12 (2.06%) Virtual Team
8 11 (1.89%) Replication
9 10 (1.72%) Cyberthreat
10 9 (1.55%) Data Structures
11 8 (1.37%) Public Cloud
12 7 (1.20%) Algorithms
12 7 (1.20%) Clustering
12 7 (1.20%) Linux Command Line
13 6 (1.03%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
13 6 (1.03%) PMI
14 5 (0.86%) Driving Licence
14 5 (0.86%) Enterprise Storage
15 4 (0.69%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 128 (21.99%) Windows
2 85 (14.60%) Linux
3 47 (8.08%) Windows Server
4 31 (5.33%) Unix
5 14 (2.41%) Android
6 13 (2.23%) Windows 10
7 12 (2.06%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (1.89%) Apple iOS
9 10 (1.72%) Windows Server 2016
10 7 (1.20%) Windows Server 2008
11 6 (1.03%) AIX
11 6 (1.03%) Windows Server 2019
12 5 (0.86%) Solaris
13 4 (0.69%) CentOS
13 4 (0.69%) Mac OS
14 3 (0.52%) Mac OS X
14 3 (0.52%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 171 (29.38%) Agile Software Development
2 87 (14.95%) DevOps
3 75 (12.89%) ITIL
4 60 (10.31%) Cybersecurity
4 60 (10.31%) Scrum
5 56 (9.62%) Stakeholder Management
6 48 (8.25%) Analytics
7 47 (8.08%) Computer Science
7 47 (8.08%) Continuous Improvement
8 46 (7.90%) Change Management
9 38 (6.53%) Problem Management
10 37 (6.36%) SDLC
11 36 (6.19%) Project Management
12 35 (6.01%) Collaborative Working
12 35 (6.01%) Process Improvement
12 35 (6.01%) Software Engineering
13 34 (5.84%) Configuration Management
14 32 (5.50%) Decision-Making
15 31 (5.33%) Mathematics
15 31 (5.33%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 104 (17.87%) SQL
2 77 (13.23%) Python
3 69 (11.86%) C#
4 56 (9.62%) Java
5 54 (9.28%) C++
5 54 (9.28%) JavaScript
6 48 (8.25%) PowerShell
7 47 (8.08%) Bash Shell
8 45 (7.73%) Perl
9 25 (4.30%) PHP
10 23 (3.95%) Go
11 17 (2.92%) C
11 17 (2.92%) T-SQL
12 10 (1.72%) PL/SQL
13 7 (1.20%) VBA
14 6 (1.03%) Kotlin
15 4 (0.69%) Apple Swift
15 4 (0.69%) Objective-C
15 4 (0.69%) Shell Script
15 4 (0.69%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 104 (17.87%) Degree
2 59 (10.14%) Security Cleared
3 54 (9.28%) SC Cleared
4 29 (4.98%) Computer Science Degree
5 16 (2.75%) DV Cleared
6 15 (2.58%) Cisco Certification
7 13 (2.23%) ITIL Certification
8 12 (2.06%) CCNP
9 11 (1.89%) Microsoft Certification
10 8 (1.37%) MCSE
11 7 (1.20%) CCNA
12 6 (1.03%) CCENT
12 6 (1.03%) MCSA
12 6 (1.03%) PMI Certification
12 6 (1.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 5 (0.86%) CISSP
13 5 (0.86%) Numerate Degree
13 5 (0.86%) Six Sigma Green Belt
14 4 (0.69%) CISM
15 3 (0.52%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (6.87%) GDPR
2 38 (6.53%) SLA
3 30 (5.15%) QA
4 9 (1.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 8 (1.37%) Data Quality
5 8 (1.37%) GPG13
6 7 (1.20%) COBIT
6 7 (1.20%) NIST
7 5 (0.86%) GxP
7 5 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 15288
8 4 (0.69%) NEBOSH
8 4 (0.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.34%) CDISC
9 2 (0.34%) Cyber Essentials
9 2 (0.34%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 2 (0.34%) ISO 22301
9 2 (0.34%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.34%) PMO
10 1 (0.17%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 1 (0.17%) JSP 440
System Software
1 49 (8.42%) Active Directory
1 49 (8.42%) VMware Infrastructure
2 39 (6.70%) Docker
3 27 (4.64%) Hyper-V
4 20 (3.44%) vSphere
5 14 (2.41%) BitLocker
6 12 (2.06%) XenApp
7 11 (1.89%) VMware ESXi
8 9 (1.55%) Firmware
8 9 (1.55%) Virtual Machines
9 6 (1.03%) NFS
9 6 (1.03%) XenDesktop
10 4 (0.69%) Virtual Servers
11 2 (0.34%) Cygwin
11 2 (0.34%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 2 (0.34%) VMware NSX
12 1 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.17%) Varnish
12 1 (0.17%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 31 (5.33%) Terraform
2 30 (5.15%) Ansible
3 14 (2.41%) Kubernetes
3 14 (2.41%) SCCM
4 12 (2.06%) Norton AntiVirus
5 10 (1.72%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (1.20%) Microsoft Clustering
7 6 (1.03%) Graylog
7 6 (1.03%) logstash
7 6 (1.03%) Opsgenie
7 6 (1.03%) Prometheus
8 5 (0.86%) Backup Exec
9 4 (0.69%) CSIRT
9 4 (0.69%) Nagios
9 4 (0.69%) Puppet
9 4 (0.69%) SELinux
10 3 (0.52%) OPNET
11 2 (0.34%) FortiGate
11 2 (0.34%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 2 (0.34%) WSUS
Vendors
1 121 (20.79%) Microsoft
2 67 (11.51%) VMware
3 38 (6.53%) Cisco
4 29 (4.98%) Oracle
5 23 (3.95%) Citrix
6 21 (3.61%) Salesforce.com
7 20 (3.44%) Apple
8 17 (2.92%) Veeam
9 16 (2.75%) TOWER Software
10 15 (2.58%) Google
11 12 (2.06%) Atlassian
11 12 (2.06%) IBM
11 12 (2.06%) Symantec
12 10 (1.72%) Dell
12 10 (1.72%) Sparx
13 9 (1.55%) Cadence
13 9 (1.55%) HP
13 9 (1.55%) McAfee
13 9 (1.55%) SAP
13 9 (1.55%) Tanium