Period
to 25 September 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 25 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Problem-Solving
England > Midlands
6 months to
25 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 9 16 14
Rank change year-on-year +7 -2 +5
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 1,307 455 1,349
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 12.67% 11.78% 11.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 13.66% 12.57% 12.60%
Number of salaries quoted 857 315 973
10th Percentile £26,550 £22,850 £23,500
25th Percentile £33,750 £32,500 £29,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £44,000 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year +2.27% +10.00% -5.88%
75th Percentile £57,000 £53,750 £52,500
90th Percentile £69,050 £65,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £51,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +1.94% +8.42% -

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 9,570 3,621 10,710
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 92.78% 93.78% 92.53%
Number of salaries quoted 6,925 2,950 8,645
10th Percentile £29,500 £29,750 £26,250
25th Percentile £36,875 £36,250 £33,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% +5.88%
75th Percentile £62,500 £57,500 £57,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £67,500 £70,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +9.52% +2.94%

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 September 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 25 September 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 +4 890 £45,000 - 228
East Midlands +6 408 £40,000 -4.76% 118
Problem-Solving
England

For the 6 months to 25 September 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.

1 745 (57.00%) Social Skills
2 433 (33.13%) Agile Software Development
3 391 (29.92%) Microsoft
4 334 (25.55%) Analytical Skills
5 254 (19.43%) SQL
6 246 (18.82%) Azure
7 213 (16.30%) Windows
8 191 (14.61%) Self-Motivation
9 185 (14.15%) JavaScript
10 183 (14.00%) Degree
11 175 (13.39%) Scrum
12 154 (11.78%) SQL Server
13 153 (11.71%) DevOps
14 150 (11.48%) C#
15 148 (11.32%) HTML
16 147 (11.25%) Linux
16 147 (11.25%) Finance
17 146 (11.17%) Git (software)
18 141 (10.79%) Project Management
19 138 (10.56%) AWS
20 134 (10.25%) Security Cleared
21 133 (10.18%) Microsoft 365
21 133 (10.18%) Microsoft Office
21 133 (10.18%) Analytics
22 131 (10.02%) CSS
23 129 (9.87%) Software Engineering
24 123 (9.41%) Java
25 122 (9.33%) .NET
26 120 (9.18%) SC Cleared
27 116 (8.88%) Active Directory

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 49 (3.75%) SharePoint
2 42 (3.21%) Confluence
3 37 (2.83%) MS Exchange
4 25 (1.91%) CMS
5 17 (1.30%) Elasticsearch
6 16 (1.22%) WebLogic
7 15 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2013
8 13 (0.99%) nginx
9 8 (0.61%) IIS
9 8 (0.61%) WordPress
10 7 (0.54%) OpenEdge
11 6 (0.46%) Apache
11 6 (0.46%) Apache Solr
11 6 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2010
11 6 (0.46%) Sitefinity
11 6 (0.46%) Skype for Business
12 5 (0.38%) Apache Spark
13 4 (0.31%) Drupal
13 4 (0.31%) SAS
13 4 (0.31%) Tomcat
Applications
1 133 (10.18%) Microsoft Office
2 48 (3.67%) Microsoft Excel
3 19 (1.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 12 (0.92%) Microsoft Project
4 12 (0.92%) MS Visio
5 8 (0.61%) Photoshop
6 7 (0.54%) InDesign
7 4 (0.31%) Figma
8 3 (0.23%) Maya
9 2 (0.15%) Adobe After Effects
9 2 (0.15%) AutoCAD
9 2 (0.15%) SPSS
10 1 (0.077%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.077%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.077%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.077%) Sketch
10 1 (0.077%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 25 (1.91%) NetSuite
2 14 (1.07%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (0.61%) Dynamics NAV
4 7 (0.54%) Shopify
4 7 (0.54%) Visualfiles
5 6 (0.46%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
6 5 (0.38%) OpenCart
6 5 (0.38%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 4 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
7 4 (0.31%) Magento
8 3 (0.23%) Oracle ERP
8 3 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
9 2 (0.15%) Dynamics GP
9 2 (0.15%) JDE OneWorld
9 2 (0.15%) Maximo
9 2 (0.15%) SAP S/4HANA
9 2 (0.15%) Sentinel
10 1 (0.077%) iTrent
10 1 (0.077%) Oracle Payables
10 1 (0.077%) Sage 500
Cloud Services
1 246 (18.82%) Azure
2 138 (10.56%) AWS
3 133 (10.18%) Microsoft 365
4 79 (6.04%) Power Platform
5 73 (5.59%) GitHub
6 64 (4.90%) SaaS
7 61 (4.67%) GCP
8 58 (4.44%) Serverless
9 26 (1.99%) Dynamics 365
10 21 (1.61%) PowerApps
11 17 (1.30%) Power Automate
12 16 (1.22%) Amazon ECS
12 16 (1.22%) Azure Data Factory
13 12 (0.92%) Cloud Computing
13 12 (0.92%) npm
14 10 (0.77%) Amazon EKS
15 9 (0.69%) Yarn
16 8 (0.61%) Azure Active Directory
17 7 (0.54%) IaaS
17 7 (0.54%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 54 (4.13%) TCP/IP
2 52 (3.98%) Firewall
3 50 (3.83%) Broadband
4 46 (3.52%) DNS
5 40 (3.06%) DHCP
6 33 (2.52%) LAN
6 33 (2.52%) WAN
7 30 (2.30%) VPN
8 21 (1.61%) Wireless
9 17 (1.30%) Wi-Fi
10 14 (1.07%) Skype
10 14 (1.07%) VoIP
11 13 (0.99%) Network Security
12 12 (0.92%) Internet
13 10 (0.77%) SAN
14 9 (0.69%) Cisco ASA
14 9 (0.69%) Remote Desktop
14 9 (0.69%) WLAN
15 8 (0.61%) iSCSI
16 7 (0.54%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 154 (11.78%) SQL Server
2 75 (5.74%) Data Warehouse
3 70 (5.36%) Power BI
4 64 (4.90%) Big Data
5 56 (4.28%) MySQL
6 46 (3.52%) PostgreSQL
6 46 (3.52%) Relational Database
7 32 (2.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 29 (2.22%) NoSQL
8 29 (2.22%) Oracle Database
9 28 (2.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 22 (1.68%) RDBMS
11 20 (1.53%) QlikView
12 17 (1.30%) Hadoop
12 17 (1.30%) Tableau
13 15 (1.15%) MongoDB
13 15 (1.15%) SQL Server 2016
14 14 (1.07%) Redis
14 14 (1.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 13 (0.99%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 146 (11.17%) Git (software)
2 93 (7.12%) JIRA
3 91 (6.96%) Jenkins
4 31 (2.37%) Subversion
5 30 (2.30%) Bitbucket
6 29 (2.22%) Selenium
7 20 (1.53%) gulp
7 20 (1.53%) webpack
8 19 (1.45%) Visual Studio
9 18 (1.38%) GitLab
10 13 (0.99%) SpecFlow
11 11 (0.84%) Gradle
12 10 (0.77%) Octopus Deploy
12 10 (0.77%) Team Foundation Server
13 9 (0.69%) Browser DevTools
13 9 (0.69%) git-flow
13 9 (0.69%) MSTest
13 9 (0.69%) NUnit
13 9 (0.69%) TeamCity
14 8 (0.61%) Android Studio
General
1 745 (57.00%) Social Skills
2 334 (25.55%) Analytical Skills
3 147 (11.25%) Finance
4 100 (7.65%) Retail
5 91 (6.96%) Organisational Skills
6 78 (5.97%) Telecoms
7 67 (5.13%) Marketing
8 61 (4.67%) Public Sector
9 55 (4.21%) Presentation Skills
10 53 (4.06%) Influencing Skills
11 48 (3.67%) Manufacturing
12 41 (3.14%) Law
13 33 (2.52%) Documentation Skills
14 28 (2.14%) Games
15 27 (2.07%) Digital Economy
16 26 (1.99%) Legal
17 18 (1.38%) Inclusion and Diversity
18 17 (1.30%) Publishing
19 15 (1.15%) Automotive
20 12 (0.92%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 338 (25.86%) Developer
2 214 (16.37%) Analyst
3 68 (5.20%) IT Support
4 64 (4.90%) Software Engineer
5 61 (4.67%) Support Engineer
6 58 (4.44%) Business Analyst
7 56 (4.28%) Consultant
7 56 (4.28%) DevOps Engineer
7 56 (4.28%) Java Developer
8 52 (3.98%) .NET Developer
9 48 (3.67%) Project Manager
10 47 (3.60%) Senior Developer
11 46 (3.52%) Software Developer
12 33 (2.52%) Systems Analyst
13 32 (2.45%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 32 (2.45%) Full Stack Developer
13 32 (2.45%) Linux Engineer
14 31 (2.37%) Administrator
15 29 (2.22%) Architect
16 28 (2.14%) Embedded Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 148 (11.32%) HTML
2 131 (10.02%) CSS
3 122 (9.33%) .NET
4 98 (7.50%) React
5 89 (6.81%) REST
6 83 (6.35%) jQuery
7 69 (5.28%) Spring
8 64 (4.90%) GraphQL
9 58 (4.44%) AngularJS
10 53 (4.06%) Hibernate
10 53 (4.06%) HTML5
11 52 (3.98%) XML
12 50 (3.83%) Middleware
13 49 (3.75%) ASP.NET
14 48 (3.67%) Web Services
15 47 (3.60%) .NET Framework
16 44 (3.37%) JavaBeans
17 41 (3.14%) JSON
18 35 (2.68%) .NET Core
19 34 (2.60%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 191 (14.61%) Self-Motivation
2 73 (5.59%) User Experience
3 59 (4.51%) Management Information System
4 36 (2.75%) Data Structures
4 36 (2.75%) Mobile App
5 35 (2.68%) EPoS
6 29 (2.22%) Data Protection Act
7 28 (2.14%) Algorithms
7 28 (2.14%) Analytical Mindset
8 25 (1.91%) Driving Licence
9 23 (1.76%) Data Centre
9 23 (1.76%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 18 (1.38%) Enterprise Software
11 17 (1.30%) AS400
12 16 (1.22%) Hybrid Cloud
12 16 (1.22%) iSeries
13 14 (1.07%) Life Science
14 13 (0.99%) Clustering
15 11 (0.84%) Legacy Systems
15 11 (0.84%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 213 (16.30%) Windows
2 147 (11.25%) Linux
3 85 (6.50%) Windows Server
4 39 (2.98%) Windows 10
5 29 (2.22%) Android
6 27 (2.07%) Embedded Linux
6 27 (2.07%) Unix
7 26 (1.99%) Windows 7
8 25 (1.91%) Windows Server 2016
9 23 (1.76%) Windows Server 2012
10 22 (1.68%) Apple iOS
11 21 (1.61%) Windows Server 2019
12 19 (1.45%) Windows 8
13 12 (0.92%) Windows Server 2008
14 11 (0.84%) CentOS
15 8 (0.61%) Solaris
16 5 (0.38%) Debian
17 4 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 4 (0.31%) Ubuntu
18 3 (0.23%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 433 (33.13%) Agile Software Development
2 175 (13.39%) Scrum
3 153 (11.71%) DevOps
4 141 (10.79%) Project Management
5 133 (10.18%) Analytics
6 129 (9.87%) Software Engineering
7 105 (8.03%) Business Intelligence
8 89 (6.81%) Continuous Integration
9 87 (6.66%) Continuous Improvement
10 84 (6.43%) SDLC
11 83 (6.35%) ITIL
12 81 (6.20%) TDD
13 80 (6.12%) Coaching
13 80 (6.12%) Time Management
14 78 (5.97%) Service Delivery
15 74 (5.66%) MVC
16 73 (5.59%) Computer Science
16 73 (5.59%) Microservices
17 72 (5.51%) BDD
17 72 (5.51%) Full Stack Development
Programming Languages
1 254 (19.43%) SQL
2 185 (14.15%) JavaScript
3 150 (11.48%) C#
4 123 (9.41%) Java
5 76 (5.81%) Python
6 65 (4.97%) PowerShell
7 64 (4.90%) PHP
8 63 (4.82%) C
9 56 (4.28%) Java 8
10 45 (3.44%) C++
11 37 (2.83%) TypeScript
12 32 (2.45%) T-SQL
13 27 (2.07%) Embedded C
13 27 (2.07%) Embedded C++
13 27 (2.07%) PL/SQL
14 26 (1.99%) VB.NET
15 24 (1.84%) ES6
16 16 (1.22%) PHP 7
17 15 (1.15%) Bash Shell
18 12 (0.92%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 183 (14.00%) Degree
2 134 (10.25%) Security Cleared
3 120 (9.18%) SC Cleared
4 44 (3.37%) Microsoft Certification
5 28 (2.14%) Computer Science Degree
6 26 (1.99%) Cisco Certification
7 22 (1.68%) CCNA
7 22 (1.68%) Citrix Certification
8 20 (1.53%) MCITP
9 13 (0.99%) MCSE
10 12 (0.92%) MCSA
11 11 (0.84%) ISTQB
12 10 (0.77%) CCNP
12 10 (0.77%) DBS Check
12 10 (0.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 10 (0.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 9 (0.69%) HNC
13 9 (0.69%) HND
13 9 (0.69%) ISEB
14 7 (0.54%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (5.81%) SLA
2 75 (5.74%) QA
3 65 (4.97%) GDPR
4 23 (1.76%) Accessibility
5 18 (1.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 14 (1.07%) Data Quality
7 12 (0.92%) PCI DSS
7 12 (0.92%) PMO
8 7 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 4 (0.31%) GRC
9 4 (0.31%) ISO 9001
10 3 (0.23%) Cyber Essentials
10 3 (0.23%) NCSC
10 3 (0.23%) NIST
11 2 (0.15%) 21 CFR Part 11
11 2 (0.15%) GxP
11 2 (0.15%) NEBOSH
11 2 (0.15%) P3O
12 1 (0.077%) BS25999
12 1 (0.077%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 116 (8.88%) Active Directory
2 114 (8.72%) Docker
3 79 (6.04%) VMware Infrastructure
4 46 (3.52%) Hyper-V
5 28 (2.14%) Firmware
5 28 (2.14%) vSphere
6 26 (1.99%) XenApp
6 26 (1.99%) XenDesktop
7 14 (1.07%) VMware ESXi
8 8 (0.61%) Virtual Servers
9 7 (0.54%) BitLocker
9 7 (0.54%) Oracle RAC
9 7 (0.54%) VMware NSX
10 6 (0.46%) NFS
11 5 (0.38%) Virtual Machines
12 4 (0.31%) VMware Workstation
13 3 (0.23%) Terminal Services
14 1 (0.077%) EMC RecoverPoint
14 1 (0.077%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 1 (0.077%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 99 (7.57%) Terraform
2 63 (4.82%) Kubernetes
3 44 (3.37%) Ansible
4 40 (3.06%) SCCM
5 11 (0.84%) SCOM
6 10 (0.77%) Backup Exec
6 10 (0.77%) Microsoft Intune
7 9 (0.69%) Istio
8 7 (0.54%) Data Guard
9 6 (0.46%) WSUS
10 5 (0.38%) Prometheus
11 4 (0.31%) Active Directory Federation Services
11 4 (0.31%) Opscode Chef
11 4 (0.31%) Puppet
12 3 (0.23%) Bacula
12 3 (0.23%) Bareos
12 3 (0.23%) Cisco Prime
12 3 (0.23%) Grafana
12 3 (0.23%) Single Sign-On
12 3 (0.23%) yum
Vendors
1 391 (29.92%) Microsoft
2 113 (8.65%) VMware
3 79 (6.04%) Google
4 73 (5.59%) Oracle
5 56 (4.28%) Cisco
6 51 (3.90%) EMC
7 46 (3.52%) Citrix
8 32 (2.45%) Salesforce.com
9 30 (2.30%) SAP
10 24 (1.84%) Atlassian
11 21 (1.61%) JD Edwards
12 20 (1.53%) Veeam
13 16 (1.22%) LANSA
14 15 (1.15%) Dell
15 10 (0.77%) Adobe
15 10 (0.77%) Sophos
16 8 (0.61%) SolarWinds
16 8 (0.61%) Telerik
16 8 (0.61%) Zend
17 7 (0.54%) TIBCO