Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Problem-Solving
England > Midlands
6 months to
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 18 16 22
Rank change year-on-year -2 +6 -2
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 1,291 1,464 1,354
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 10.69% 9.73% 8.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.63% 10.70% 8.88%
Number of salaries quoted 889 1,135 1,143
Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £23,000 £22,250 £22,500
90th Percentile £66,500 £62,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 11,096 13,687 15,256
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 91.88% 90.94% 91.41%
Number of salaries quoted 8,227 11,036 12,015
Midlands median annual salary £44,000 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £25,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £63,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

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 18 January 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 18 January 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 +1 805 £42,500 +6.25% 204
East Midlands +1 485 £42,500 +11.84% 145
Problem-Solving
England

For the 6 months to 18 January 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.

1 458 (35.48%) Analytical Skills
2 327 (25.33%) Agile Software Development
3 308 (23.86%) Degree
4 297 (23.01%) Microsoft
5 271 (20.99%) SQL
6 238 (18.44%) Java
7 226 (17.51%) C#
8 225 (17.43%) JavaScript
9 217 (16.81%) Software Engineering
10 212 (16.42%) Finance
11 186 (14.41%) HTML
11 186 (14.41%) SQL Server
12 182 (14.10%) Windows
13 180 (13.94%) .NET
14 177 (13.71%) CSS
15 173 (13.40%) Project Management
16 157 (12.16%) Retail
17 148 (11.46%) Scrum
18 127 (9.84%) Amazon AWS
19 117 (9.06%) SDLC
20 116 (8.99%) ITIL
20 116 (8.99%) OO
21 115 (8.91%) Computer Science
22 113 (8.75%) Analytics
23 103 (7.98%) Self-Motivation
23 103 (7.98%) Mathematics
24 101 (7.82%) Service Management
25 100 (7.75%) Web Services
26 98 (7.59%) Microsoft Azure
26 98 (7.59%) Time Management

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 (3.80%) MS Exchange
2 39 (3.02%) SharePoint
3 29 (2.25%) CMS
4 21 (1.63%) Tomcat
5 17 (1.32%) Apache Spark
5 17 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2003
6 16 (1.24%) IIS
7 15 (1.16%) Skype for Business
8 12 (0.93%) OpenStack
9 11 (0.85%) Confluence
9 11 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2010
10 10 (0.77%) Elasticsearch
11 8 (0.62%) Apache
11 8 (0.62%) Cloud Foundry
11 8 (0.62%) MQSeries
12 7 (0.54%) SAS
12 7 (0.54%) WordPress
13 5 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2007
13 5 (0.39%) SharePoint Server
14 4 (0.31%) nginx
Applications
1 75 (5.81%) Microsoft Office
2 70 (5.42%) Microsoft Excel
3 16 (1.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 13 (1.01%) Microsoft Project
5 10 (0.77%) MS Visio
6 9 (0.70%) Simulink
7 4 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.23%) SPSS
9 2 (0.15%) Maya
9 2 (0.15%) Windchill
10 1 (0.077%) Adobe Premiere
10 1 (0.077%) CATIA
10 1 (0.077%) Pro/ENGINEER
10 1 (0.077%) PTC Creo
10 1 (0.077%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 21 (1.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.93%) Oracle Applications
3 10 (0.77%) Dynamics NAV
3 10 (0.77%) Magento
4 9 (0.70%) Dynamics AX
5 7 (0.54%) NetSuite
6 6 (0.46%) Raiser's Edge
7 5 (0.39%) INSURE/90
7 5 (0.39%) SAP CRM
8 4 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
8 4 (0.31%) SAP ERP
8 4 (0.31%) SAP IBP
8 4 (0.31%) SAP S/4HANA
8 4 (0.31%) SAP SCM
9 3 (0.23%) ENOVIA
9 3 (0.23%) HFM
9 3 (0.23%) Hyperion Planning
9 3 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
9 3 (0.23%) Sentinel
10 2 (0.15%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 127 (9.84%) Amazon AWS
2 98 (7.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 66 (5.11%) Office 365
4 37 (2.87%) PaaS
5 34 (2.63%) SaaS
6 31 (2.40%) IaaS
7 29 (2.25%) Google Cloud Platform
8 22 (1.70%) GitHub
9 19 (1.47%) AWS CloudFormation
10 17 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
11 13 (1.01%) Dynamics 365
12 10 (0.77%) Amazon EC2
12 10 (0.77%) Amazon S3
12 10 (0.77%) npm
13 9 (0.70%) G Suite
14 8 (0.62%) OneDrive
14 8 (0.62%) OpenShift
15 7 (0.54%) Google Play
15 7 (0.54%) iPaaS
16 5 (0.39%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 86 (6.66%) Internet
2 60 (4.65%) Firewall
3 48 (3.72%) TCP/IP
4 47 (3.64%) DNS
5 37 (2.87%) LAN
6 34 (2.63%) Wireless
7 31 (2.40%) WAN
8 30 (2.32%) HTTP
9 26 (2.01%) DHCP
10 22 (1.70%) WLAN
11 21 (1.63%) MPLS
12 19 (1.47%) VLAN
13 18 (1.39%) Ethernet
13 18 (1.39%) Network Security
14 16 (1.24%) Skype
15 15 (1.16%) SAN
16 13 (1.01%) Kerberos
16 13 (1.01%) NAS
16 13 (1.01%) VoIP
17 12 (0.93%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 186 (14.41%) SQL Server
2 64 (4.96%) Big Data
3 50 (3.87%) MySQL
4 35 (2.71%) MongoDB
5 33 (2.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 32 (2.48%) Relational Database
6 32 (2.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 30 (2.32%) NoSQL
8 26 (2.01%) Data Warehouse
9 21 (1.63%) PostgreSQL
9 21 (1.63%) Power BI
10 17 (1.32%) OLTP
11 15 (1.16%) HBase
11 15 (1.16%) SQL Server 2016
11 15 (1.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 13 (1.01%) DB2
12 13 (1.01%) Hadoop
12 13 (1.01%) SQL Server 2014
13 10 (0.77%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 9 (0.70%) Flink
Development Applications
1 67 (5.19%) Git (software)
2 46 (3.56%) Selenium
3 41 (3.18%) Visual Studio
4 38 (2.94%) JIRA
5 37 (2.87%) Gradle
5 37 (2.87%) Maven
6 36 (2.79%) Cucumber
7 31 (2.40%) Team Foundation Server
8 20 (1.55%) Jenkins
8 20 (1.55%) SoapUI
9 18 (1.39%) WebDriver
10 17 (1.32%) JMeter
10 17 (1.32%) Zephyr
11 14 (1.08%) Rational Rhapsody
12 13 (1.01%) Mercurial
13 12 (0.93%) Gitweb
14 11 (0.85%) Vagrant
15 10 (0.77%) Bower
15 10 (0.77%) PHPUnit
16 8 (0.62%) JUnit
General
1 212 (16.42%) Finance
2 157 (12.16%) Retail
3 67 (5.19%) Marketing
4 62 (4.80%) Telecoms
5 60 (4.65%) Automotive
6 50 (3.87%) Banking
6 50 (3.87%) Manufacturing
7 37 (2.87%) Electronics
8 29 (2.25%) Aerospace
9 15 (1.16%) Law
10 14 (1.08%) Advertising
10 14 (1.08%) Retail Banking
11 13 (1.01%) Legal
12 6 (0.46%) Financial Institution
12 6 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
13 5 (0.39%) Publishing
14 4 (0.31%) Billing
15 3 (0.23%) General Ledger
15 3 (0.23%) Local Government
16 2 (0.15%) Games
Job Titles
1 344 (26.65%) Developer
2 225 (17.43%) Analyst
3 115 (8.91%) Software Engineer
4 88 (6.82%) .NET Developer
5 86 (6.66%) Senior Developer
6 82 (6.35%) C# Developer
7 76 (5.89%) Business Analyst
8 63 (4.88%) Architect
8 63 (4.88%) Software Developer
9 45 (3.49%) C# .NET Developer
10 41 (3.18%) Consultant
11 40 (3.10%) Java Developer
12 39 (3.02%) Service Manager
13 38 (2.94%) Project Manager
14 37 (2.87%) Delivery Manager
14 37 (2.87%) Network Engineer
14 37 (2.87%) Support Analyst
15 35 (2.71%) SQL Developer
16 31 (2.40%) Data Analyst
16 31 (2.40%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 186 (14.41%) HTML
2 180 (13.94%) .NET
3 177 (13.71%) CSS
4 100 (7.75%) Web Services
5 85 (6.58%) ASP.NET
6 74 (5.73%) REST
7 70 (5.42%) jQuery
8 68 (5.27%) Spring
9 63 (4.88%) AngularJS
10 61 (4.73%) RESTful
11 57 (4.42%) HTML5
12 44 (3.41%) ASP.NET MVC
12 44 (3.41%) SOAP
13 42 (3.25%) .NET Framework
13 42 (3.25%) XML
14 39 (3.02%) ASP.NET Web API
14 39 (3.02%) JSON
15 32 (2.48%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 31 (2.40%) CSS3
17 22 (1.70%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 458 (35.48%) Analytical Skills
2 103 (7.98%) Self-Motivation
3 64 (4.96%) Management Information System
4 57 (4.42%) Mobile App
5 56 (4.34%) User Experience
6 43 (3.33%) Internet of Things
7 42 (3.25%) Data Centre
8 39 (3.02%) Enterprise Software
9 36 (2.79%) Driving Licence
10 35 (2.71%) Greenfield Project
11 27 (2.09%) EPoS
12 18 (1.39%) Public Cloud
13 16 (1.24%) Embedded Systems
14 14 (1.08%) Enterprise Storage
15 13 (1.01%) Algorithms
15 13 (1.01%) Client/Server
16 12 (0.93%) Virtual Team
17 11 (0.85%) Analytical Mindset
17 11 (0.85%) VHDL
18 10 (0.77%) Verilog
Operating Systems
1 182 (14.10%) Windows
2 94 (7.28%) Linux
3 70 (5.42%) Windows Server
4 45 (3.49%) Android
5 43 (3.33%) Apple iOS
6 25 (1.94%) Windows Server 2003
7 24 (1.86%) Unix
8 21 (1.63%) Windows Server 2008
9 18 (1.39%) Windows Server 2012
10 15 (1.16%) Windows 7
11 14 (1.08%) Windows 10
12 11 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 10 (0.77%) Windows 8
14 8 (0.62%) FreeRTOS
14 8 (0.62%) Mac OS
15 4 (0.31%) CentOS
16 3 (0.23%) AIX
16 3 (0.23%) Mac OS X
16 3 (0.23%) Solaris
16 3 (0.23%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 327 (25.33%) Agile Software Development
2 217 (16.81%) Software Engineering
3 173 (13.40%) Project Management
4 148 (11.46%) Scrum
5 117 (9.06%) SDLC
6 116 (8.99%) ITIL
6 116 (8.99%) OO
7 115 (8.91%) Computer Science
8 113 (8.75%) Analytics
9 103 (7.98%) Mathematics
10 101 (7.82%) Service Management
11 98 (7.59%) Continuous Improvement
11 98 (7.59%) Time Management
12 83 (6.43%) Microservices
13 81 (6.27%) MVC
14 77 (5.96%) Stakeholder Management
15 74 (5.73%) Business Intelligence
15 74 (5.73%) SOA
16 72 (5.58%) Line Management
17 70 (5.42%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 271 (20.99%) SQL
2 238 (18.44%) Java
3 226 (17.51%) C#
4 225 (17.43%) JavaScript
5 74 (5.73%) C++
6 65 (5.03%) C
6 65 (5.03%) Python
7 52 (4.03%) T-SQL
8 48 (3.72%) PHP
9 44 (3.41%) PowerShell
10 36 (2.79%) VB.NET
11 19 (1.47%) Bash Shell
12 18 (1.39%) VB
13 16 (1.24%) PL/SQL
13 16 (1.24%) TypeScript
13 16 (1.24%) VBA
13 16 (1.24%) VBScript
14 15 (1.16%) MATLAB
15 12 (0.93%) R
15 12 (0.93%) VB6
Qualifications
1 308 (23.86%) Degree
2 74 (5.73%) Computer Science Degree
3 53 (4.11%) Security Cleared
4 49 (3.80%) SC Cleared
5 24 (1.86%) ISEB
6 22 (1.70%) Microsoft Certification
7 18 (1.39%) HNC
8 17 (1.32%) Cisco Certification
9 16 (1.24%) CISSP
10 15 (1.16%) MCITP
11 14 (1.08%) HND
11 14 (1.08%) ISEB Practitioner
11 14 (1.08%) ISTQB
11 14 (1.08%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 13 (1.01%) CCNA
12 13 (1.01%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 12 (0.93%) Master's Degree
14 10 (0.77%) CCNP
14 10 (0.77%) PMI Certification
15 9 (0.70%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 78 (6.04%) QA
2 71 (5.50%) SLA
3 63 (4.88%) GDPR
4 21 (1.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 14 (1.08%) PMO
6 12 (0.93%) PCI DSS
7 7 (0.54%) Data Quality
8 6 (0.46%) ISO 26262
9 5 (0.39%) IEC 61131
10 4 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 3 (0.23%) PMBOK
12 2 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials
12 2 (0.15%) DO-160
12 2 (0.15%) ISO 14001
12 2 (0.15%) ISO 9001
13 1 (0.077%) COBIT
13 1 (0.077%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 1 (0.077%) GxP
System Software
1 83 (6.43%) Active Directory
2 53 (4.11%) Docker
3 50 (3.87%) VMware Infrastructure
4 30 (2.32%) Hyper-V
5 25 (1.94%) Firmware
6 12 (0.93%) Virtual Machines
7 10 (0.77%) VMware ESXi
8 9 (0.70%) vSphere
9 6 (0.46%) HDFS
10 5 (0.39%) XenApp
11 4 (0.31%) VirtualBox
12 3 (0.23%) PowerHA
13 2 (0.15%) ISA Server
14 1 (0.077%) BitLocker
14 1 (0.077%) DFS Replication
14 1 (0.077%) KVM
14 1 (0.077%) vCloud
14 1 (0.077%) Virtual Desktop
14 1 (0.077%) Xen
14 1 (0.077%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 22 (1.70%) Ansible
2 21 (1.63%) Opscode Chef
2 21 (1.63%) Puppet
3 17 (1.32%) Kubernetes
4 13 (1.01%) Terraform
5 11 (0.85%) Packer
6 8 (0.62%) Consul
6 8 (0.62%) Norton AntiVirus
6 8 (0.62%) SCOM
7 7 (0.54%) Control-M
7 7 (0.54%) SCCM
8 6 (0.46%) Cisco Prime
9 5 (0.39%) McAfee ePO
10 3 (0.23%) Docker Swarm
11 2 (0.15%) Cisco UCCE
11 2 (0.15%) Cisco UCCX
11 2 (0.15%) NetBackup
11 2 (0.15%) vCenter Server
11 2 (0.15%) WSUS
12 1 (0.077%) TeMIP
Vendors
1 297 (23.01%) Microsoft
2 77 (5.96%) VMware
3 55 (4.26%) Google
4 48 (3.72%) Oracle
5 47 (3.64%) Cisco
6 45 (3.49%) SAP
7 28 (2.17%) Dell
8 22 (1.70%) NetApp
9 18 (1.39%) HP
10 17 (1.32%) Citrix
10 17 (1.32%) McAfee
11 16 (1.24%) Atlassian
12 14 (1.08%) CheckPoint
12 14 (1.08%) EqualLogic
12 14 (1.08%) JDA
12 14 (1.08%) ServiceNow
12 14 (1.08%) Xamarin
13 13 (1.01%) Adobe
14 12 (0.93%) Tableau
15 11 (0.85%) JD Edwards