Period
to 20 April 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 20 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Problem-Solving
England > Midlands
6 months to
20 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 15 16 16
Rank change year-on-year +1 0 +2
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 841 899 1,416
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 10.98% 10.04% 11.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.06% 11.07% 12.65%
Number of salaries quoted 584 662 903
10th Percentile £25,000 £21,250 £20,500
25th Percentile £32,000 £27,500 £28,625
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
75th Percentile £55,000 £53,750 £51,875
90th Percentile £70,000 £63,750 £63,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +3.26%

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 6,974 8,123 11,193
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 91.06% 90.68% 92.31%
Number of salaries quoted 5,473 6,776 8,299
10th Percentile £28,750 £26,500 £26,250
25th Percentile £36,250 £33,750 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £46,500 £45,000 £44,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.33% +2.27% +3.53%
75th Percentile £58,750 £58,705 £56,250
90th Percentile £72,000 £72,500 £67,500
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 20 April 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 20 April 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 +5 578 £45,000 +5.88% 183
East Midlands +1 257 £42,500 +13.33% 84
Problem-Solving
England

For the 6 months to 20 April 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.

1 262 (31.15%) Agile Software Development
2 230 (27.35%) Analytical Skills
3 229 (27.23%) Microsoft
4 163 (19.38%) Azure
5 157 (18.67%) SQL
6 147 (17.48%) Windows
7 127 (15.10%) Linux
8 124 (14.74%) Degree
9 101 (12.01%) Git (software)
10 100 (11.89%) DevOps
11 97 (11.53%) Microsoft 365
12 96 (11.41%) VMware
12 96 (11.41%) SQL Server
13 94 (11.18%) C#
14 90 (10.70%) Python
15 86 (10.23%) Microsoft Office
16 84 (9.99%) JavaScript
17 83 (9.87%) Active Directory
18 74 (8.80%) .NET
19 72 (8.56%) Finance
20 70 (8.32%) Stakeholder Management
21 69 (8.20%) Analytics
21 69 (8.20%) VMware Infrastructure
22 68 (8.09%) SDLC
23 67 (7.97%) Project Management
24 66 (7.85%) HTML
24 66 (7.85%) ITIL
24 66 (7.85%) Microsoft Excel
25 64 (7.61%) Continuous Improvement
25 64 (7.61%) AWS

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 35 (4.16%) SharePoint
2 20 (2.38%) MS Exchange
3 19 (2.26%) Confluence
4 15 (1.78%) CMS
5 14 (1.66%) Exchange Server 2013
6 11 (1.31%) Apache
7 9 (1.07%) Elasticsearch
8 7 (0.83%) WordPress
9 6 (0.71%) IIS
10 5 (0.59%) ArcGIS
11 4 (0.48%) SAS
12 3 (0.36%) Sitefinity
12 3 (0.36%) Skype for Business
13 2 (0.24%) Apache Solr
13 2 (0.24%) Apache Spark
13 2 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2010
14 1 (0.12%) CICS
14 1 (0.12%) nginx
14 1 (0.12%) Umbraco
14 1 (0.12%) WebSphere
Applications
1 86 (10.23%) Microsoft Office
2 66 (7.85%) Microsoft Excel
3 17 (2.02%) Figma
3 17 (2.02%) InVision
3 17 (2.02%) Sketch
4 14 (1.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 8 (0.95%) Photoshop
6 7 (0.83%) Spreadsheet
7 6 (0.71%) MS Visio
8 4 (0.48%) Microsoft Project
9 2 (0.24%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.12%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.12%) Maya
Business Applications
1 14 (1.66%) Dynamics NAV
2 13 (1.55%) Magento
3 11 (1.31%) NetSuite
4 10 (1.19%) Dynamics AX
4 10 (1.19%) Dynamics CRM
4 10 (1.19%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 7 (0.83%) OpenCart
6 5 (0.59%) Sentinel
7 4 (0.48%) iTrent
7 4 (0.48%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 4 (0.48%) Shopify
8 2 (0.24%) Dynamics GP
8 2 (0.24%) SAP Hybris
8 2 (0.24%) SAP S/4HANA
9 1 (0.12%) Northgate Housing
9 1 (0.12%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 163 (19.38%) Azure
2 97 (11.53%) Microsoft 365
3 64 (7.61%) AWS
4 46 (5.47%) Power Platform
5 37 (4.40%) SaaS
6 27 (3.21%) GitHub
7 15 (1.78%) Dynamics 365
8 13 (1.55%) Amazon ECS
8 13 (1.55%) Serverless
9 10 (1.19%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 10 (1.19%) Amazon EC2
9 10 (1.19%) Cloud Computing
9 10 (1.19%) npm
9 10 (1.19%) Trello
10 9 (1.07%) AWS Lambda
10 9 (1.07%) GCP
11 6 (0.71%) Amazon Cognito
11 6 (0.71%) Azure Storage
11 6 (0.71%) SuccessFactors
12 5 (0.59%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 54 (6.42%) Firewall
2 46 (5.47%) WAN
3 44 (5.23%) LAN
3 44 (5.23%) TCP/IP
4 40 (4.76%) VPN
5 36 (4.28%) DNS
5 36 (4.28%) Wireless
6 32 (3.80%) VoIP
7 26 (3.09%) DHCP
8 23 (2.73%) Remote Desktop
8 23 (2.73%) SAN
9 19 (2.26%) WLAN
10 17 (2.02%) Network Security
11 15 (1.78%) iSCSI
12 14 (1.66%) Broadband
13 13 (1.55%) Cisco ASA
14 12 (1.43%) Internet
14 12 (1.43%) Wi-Fi
15 10 (1.19%) OpenVPN
15 10 (1.19%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 96 (11.41%) SQL Server
2 45 (5.35%) Power BI
3 38 (4.52%) MySQL
4 30 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
5 25 (2.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 22 (2.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 18 (2.14%) Amazon RDS
8 17 (2.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 16 (1.90%) Tableau
10 13 (1.55%) Azure SQL Database
10 13 (1.55%) Relational Database
10 13 (1.55%) SQL Server 2012
11 10 (1.19%) MongoDB
12 8 (0.95%) SQL Server 2005
12 8 (0.95%) SQL Server 2008
13 7 (0.83%) SQL Server 2016
14 6 (0.71%) Big Data
14 6 (0.71%) NoSQL
15 5 (0.59%) PostgreSQL
15 5 (0.59%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 101 (12.01%) Git (software)
2 43 (5.11%) JIRA
3 23 (2.73%) Visual Studio
4 22 (2.62%) Jenkins
5 18 (2.14%) Rational DOORS
6 15 (1.78%) Selenium
7 12 (1.43%) Bitbucket
8 11 (1.31%) GitLab
8 11 (1.31%) SpecFlow
9 9 (1.07%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 9 (1.07%) MSTest
9 9 (1.07%) NUnit
10 8 (0.95%) Octopus Deploy
10 8 (0.95%) Subversion
10 8 (0.95%) TeamCity
10 8 (0.95%) Xcode
11 7 (0.83%) Team Foundation Server
12 5 (0.59%) Gradle
12 5 (0.59%) JMeter
12 5 (0.59%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 72 (8.56%) Finance
2 57 (6.78%) Aerospace
3 56 (6.66%) Retail
4 53 (6.30%) Public Sector
5 44 (5.23%) Marketing
6 32 (3.80%) Law
7 27 (3.21%) Telecoms
8 24 (2.85%) Games
9 20 (2.38%) Digital Economy
10 15 (1.78%) Manufacturing
11 11 (1.31%) Publishing
12 9 (1.07%) Automotive
12 9 (1.07%) Electronics
13 8 (0.95%) Advertising
14 5 (0.59%) Legal
15 4 (0.48%) Billing
16 3 (0.36%) Back Office
16 3 (0.36%) Local Government
17 2 (0.24%) Banking
18 1 (0.12%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 160 (19.02%) Analyst
2 153 (18.19%) Developer
3 49 (5.83%) DevOps Engineer
4 42 (4.99%) IT Engineer
4 42 (4.99%) IT Support
5 41 (4.88%) Business Analyst
6 40 (4.76%) Support Engineer
7 39 (4.64%) Support Analyst
8 33 (3.92%) Architect
8 33 (3.92%) Software Engineer
9 28 (3.33%) Systems Engineer
10 27 (3.21%) Senior Developer
11 26 (3.09%) Administrator
12 23 (2.73%) Designer
12 23 (2.73%) Network Engineer
12 23 (2.73%) Project Manager
12 23 (2.73%) Software Developer
13 21 (2.50%) Applications Support
13 21 (2.50%) Data Analyst
13 21 (2.50%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (8.80%) .NET
2 66 (7.85%) HTML
3 60 (7.13%) CSS
4 33 (3.92%) HTML5
5 32 (3.80%) React
6 30 (3.57%) ASP.NET
7 28 (3.33%) AngularJS
8 27 (3.21%) jQuery
9 25 (2.97%) CSS3
10 21 (2.50%) Kafka
10 21 (2.50%) RESTful
11 20 (2.38%) Node.js
12 18 (2.14%) .NET Framework
12 18 (2.14%) ASP.NET Web API
13 16 (1.90%) JSON
13 16 (1.90%) XML
14 14 (1.66%) .NET Core
14 14 (1.66%) Spring
15 13 (1.55%) Sass
16 10 (1.19%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 230 (27.35%) Analytical Skills
2 62 (7.37%) User Experience
3 59 (7.02%) Management Information System
4 51 (6.06%) Self-Motivation
5 38 (4.52%) Mobile App
6 26 (3.09%) Organisational Skills
7 20 (2.38%) Data Centre
8 17 (2.02%) Clustering
8 17 (2.02%) Replication
9 13 (1.55%) Enterprise Storage
9 13 (1.55%) Linux Command Line
10 12 (1.43%) Data Structures
10 12 (1.43%) EPoS
10 12 (1.43%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 11 (1.31%) Driving Licence
11 11 (1.31%) Greenfield Project
12 10 (1.19%) Analytical Mindset
12 10 (1.19%) NHS
13 9 (1.07%) AS400
14 8 (0.95%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 147 (17.48%) Windows
2 127 (15.10%) Linux
3 64 (7.61%) Windows Server
4 29 (3.45%) Unix
5 20 (2.38%) Windows 10
6 17 (2.02%) Apple iOS
7 16 (1.90%) Android
8 11 (1.31%) AIX
8 11 (1.31%) CentOS
8 11 (1.31%) Windows Server 2016
9 10 (1.19%) Windows Server 2012
10 8 (0.95%) Windows Server 2019
11 6 (0.71%) Embedded Linux
11 6 (0.71%) Windows 7
12 5 (0.59%) Mac OS
12 5 (0.59%) Ubuntu
12 5 (0.59%) Windows Server 2008
13 4 (0.48%) Mac OS X
14 3 (0.36%) Solaris
15 2 (0.24%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 262 (31.15%) Agile Software Development
2 100 (11.89%) DevOps
3 70 (8.32%) Stakeholder Management
4 69 (8.20%) Analytics
5 68 (8.09%) SDLC
6 67 (7.97%) Project Management
7 66 (7.85%) ITIL
8 64 (7.61%) Continuous Improvement
9 62 (7.37%) Business Intelligence
9 62 (7.37%) Change Management
9 62 (7.37%) Cybersecurity
10 55 (6.54%) Decision-Making
11 53 (6.30%) Mentoring
11 53 (6.30%) Scrum
12 51 (6.06%) Computer Science
12 51 (6.06%) Software Engineering
13 46 (5.47%) Mathematics
14 43 (5.11%) Business Analysis
14 43 (5.11%) ERP
15 41 (4.88%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 157 (18.67%) SQL
2 94 (11.18%) C#
3 90 (10.70%) Python
4 84 (9.99%) JavaScript
5 59 (7.02%) PowerShell
6 58 (6.90%) Java
7 46 (5.47%) C++
8 36 (4.28%) PHP
9 32 (3.80%) C
10 30 (3.57%) Perl
11 27 (3.21%) T-SQL
12 23 (2.73%) Bash Shell
13 17 (2.02%) TypeScript
14 16 (1.90%) VB.NET
15 14 (1.66%) Go
16 12 (1.43%) Apex Code
17 8 (0.95%) Apple Swift
17 8 (0.95%) Embedded C++
17 8 (0.95%) Objective-C
17 8 (0.95%) VBA
Qualifications
1 124 (14.74%) Degree
2 42 (4.99%) Security Cleared
3 39 (4.64%) SC Cleared
4 29 (3.45%) Network+ Certification
5 28 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
6 20 (2.38%) Computer Science Degree
7 18 (2.14%) A+ Certification
7 18 (2.14%) Cisco Certification
7 18 (2.14%) CompTIA Security+
8 17 (2.02%) ISEB
9 16 (1.90%) ISTQB
9 16 (1.90%) Linux+ Certification
10 15 (1.78%) CCNA
11 12 (1.43%) MCSE
12 11 (1.31%) MCITP
13 10 (1.19%) Citrix Certification
13 10 (1.19%) MCSA
13 10 (1.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 9 (1.07%) CCENT
14 9 (1.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (7.13%) QA
2 48 (5.71%) SLA
3 32 (3.80%) GDPR
4 15 (1.78%) Data Quality
5 10 (1.19%) PCI DSS
6 9 (1.07%) NIST
6 9 (1.07%) PMO
7 7 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 6 (0.71%) GxP
9 5 (0.59%) Cyber Essentials
9 5 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 15288
10 4 (0.48%) BS25999
10 4 (0.48%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 4 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 3 (0.36%) GPG13
12 2 (0.24%) CDISC
12 2 (0.24%) COBIT
12 2 (0.24%) ISO 22301
12 2 (0.24%) NCSC
13 1 (0.12%) NEBOSH
System Software
1 83 (9.87%) Active Directory
2 69 (8.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 51 (6.06%) Hyper-V
4 39 (4.64%) XenApp
5 38 (4.52%) Docker
6 34 (4.04%) vSphere
7 25 (2.97%) XenDesktop
8 18 (2.14%) BitLocker
8 18 (2.14%) VMware ESXi
9 14 (1.66%) NFS
10 13 (1.55%) Firmware
11 9 (1.07%) Virtual Machines
12 3 (0.36%) Virtual Servers
13 2 (0.24%) VMware NSX
14 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 1 (0.12%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 29 (3.45%) Terraform
2 27 (3.21%) Ansible
2 27 (3.21%) SCCM
3 14 (1.66%) Microsoft Clustering
4 13 (1.55%) Backup Exec
5 12 (1.43%) Puppet
6 11 (1.31%) Opscode Chef
7 10 (1.19%) Graylog
7 10 (1.19%) Kubernetes
7 10 (1.19%) logstash
7 10 (1.19%) Opsgenie
7 10 (1.19%) Prometheus
8 7 (0.83%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 6 (0.71%) CSIRT
9 6 (0.71%) Norton AntiVirus
10 5 (0.59%) Microsoft Intune
10 5 (0.59%) SCOM
11 3 (0.36%) SELinux
11 3 (0.36%) vCenter Server
12 2 (0.24%) Bareos
Vendors
1 229 (27.23%) Microsoft
2 96 (11.41%) VMware
3 53 (6.30%) Cisco
4 50 (5.95%) Citrix
5 36 (4.28%) Salesforce.com
6 31 (3.69%) Veeam
7 28 (3.33%) Oracle
8 26 (3.09%) Google
9 17 (2.02%) Dell
9 17 (2.02%) EMC
9 17 (2.02%) SAP
10 15 (1.78%) Avaya
11 14 (1.66%) Apple
11 14 (1.66%) TOWER Software
12 13 (1.55%) Sophos
13 12 (1.43%) IBM
14 10 (1.19%) JD Edwards
14 10 (1.19%) Sparx
15 9 (1.07%) Atlassian
16 8 (0.95%) HP