Period
to 10 August 2020

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 10 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Problem-Solving
England > Midlands
6 months to
10 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 13 14 17
Rank change year-on-year +1 +3 +4
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 577 1,370 1,399
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 11.52% 11.57% 9.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.57% 12.57% 10.80%
Number of salaries quoted 434 989 1,125
Median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £22,575 £23,000 £22,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +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 4,590 10,896 12,959
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 91.65% 92.00% 91.55%
Number of salaries quoted 3,725 8,596 10,198
Median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +4.76%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £26,175
90th Percentile £68,750 £68,750 £67,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% 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 10 August 2020.

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 10 August 2020. 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 0 408 £43,000 +5.00% 76
East Midlands -2 161 £38,750 -0.64% 59
Problem-Solving
England

For the 6 months to 10 August 2020, 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.

1 163 (28.25%) Agile Software Development
1 163 (28.25%) Analytical Skills
2 156 (27.04%) Microsoft
3 146 (25.30%) Windows
4 142 (24.61%) Azure
5 119 (20.62%) SQL
6 105 (18.20%) Degree
7 95 (16.46%) C#
8 78 (13.52%) ITIL
8 78 (13.52%) VMware
9 77 (13.34%) Decision-Making
10 74 (12.82%) .NET
10 74 (12.82%) SQL Server
11 71 (12.31%) Firewall
12 70 (12.13%) Office 365
13 66 (11.44%) VMware Infrastructure
13 66 (11.44%) Software Engineering
14 63 (10.92%) DevOps
15 61 (10.57%) Java
16 60 (10.40%) Hyper-V
16 60 (10.40%) Process Improvement
17 58 (10.05%) Git (software)
17 58 (10.05%) AWS
18 56 (9.71%) Windows Server
19 53 (9.19%) PowerShell
19 53 (9.19%) JavaScript
20 52 (9.01%) Active Directory
21 49 (8.49%) Linux
21 49 (8.49%) Project Management
21 49 (8.49%) Problem 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 29 (5.03%) MS Exchange
2 25 (4.33%) Confluence
3 24 (4.16%) Exchange Server 2013
4 15 (2.60%) Apache Spark
5 13 (2.25%) CMS
6 11 (1.91%) Elasticsearch
6 11 (1.91%) SharePoint
7 8 (1.39%) IIS
8 6 (1.04%) Jupyter
8 6 (1.04%) Skype for Business
9 4 (0.69%) Tomcat
10 3 (0.52%) Apache
10 3 (0.52%) Sitefinity
11 2 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2010
11 2 (0.35%) NServiceBus
11 2 (0.35%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (0.35%) SharePoint 2013
12 1 (0.17%) Moodle
12 1 (0.17%) SAS
12 1 (0.17%) WebSphere
Applications
1 32 (5.55%) Microsoft Office
2 26 (4.51%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (1.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (1.04%) S-PLUS
5 5 (0.87%) 3ds Max
5 5 (0.87%) Chatbot
5 5 (0.87%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.35%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.35%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.35%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 8 (1.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.87%) Dynamics NAV
3 4 (0.69%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.69%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 2 (0.35%) Magento
4 2 (0.35%) NetSuite
4 2 (0.35%) Primavera
5 1 (0.17%) assyst
5 1 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.17%) HFM
5 1 (0.17%) Lawson
5 1 (0.17%) OPENHousing
5 1 (0.17%) SAP Business One
5 1 (0.17%) Shopify
5 1 (0.17%) Social Studio
Cloud Services
1 142 (24.61%) Azure
2 70 (12.13%) Office 365
3 58 (10.05%) AWS
4 35 (6.07%) SaaS
5 22 (3.81%) Power Platform
6 21 (3.64%) PaaS
7 17 (2.95%) IaaS
8 12 (2.08%) GCP
9 10 (1.73%) Dynamics 365
10 8 (1.39%) AWS CloudFormation
10 8 (1.39%) Azure Data Factory
10 8 (1.39%) npm
11 6 (1.04%) Serverless
12 5 (0.87%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 5 (0.87%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 5 (0.87%) AWS Lambda
12 5 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
12 5 (0.87%) CloudFront
12 5 (0.87%) Firebase
12 5 (0.87%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 71 (12.31%) Firewall
2 46 (7.97%) VPN
3 24 (4.16%) DNS
3 24 (4.16%) Internet
4 23 (3.99%) iSCSI
4 23 (3.99%) LAN
5 22 (3.81%) WAN
6 18 (3.12%) DHCP
7 17 (2.95%) SAN
7 17 (2.95%) TCP/IP
8 16 (2.77%) BGP
9 15 (2.60%) MPLS
9 15 (2.60%) VLAN
10 14 (2.43%) Wireless
11 13 (2.25%) Cisco Nexus
12 11 (1.91%) Remote Desktop
12 11 (1.91%) WLAN
13 10 (1.73%) OSPF
13 10 (1.73%) VoIP
14 9 (1.56%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (12.82%) SQL Server
2 30 (5.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 26 (4.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 22 (3.81%) Power BI
5 21 (3.64%) Data Warehouse
5 21 (3.64%) MySQL
5 21 (3.64%) Relational Database
6 20 (3.47%) MongoDB
7 18 (3.12%) Big Data
8 16 (2.77%) Hadoop
9 15 (2.60%) HBase
10 12 (2.08%) NoSQL
10 12 (2.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 10 (1.73%) Azure SQL Database
12 8 (1.39%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 8 (1.39%) SQL Server 2012
13 7 (1.21%) Data Lake
13 7 (1.21%) RDBMS
14 6 (1.04%) BigQuery
15 5 (0.87%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 58 (10.05%) Git (software)
2 33 (5.72%) JIRA
3 14 (2.43%) Jenkins
4 10 (1.73%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 10 (1.73%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (1.21%) Rational DOORS
6 6 (1.04%) NUnit
6 6 (1.04%) Visual Studio
7 5 (0.87%) Bitbucket
7 5 (0.87%) git-flow
8 4 (0.69%) gulp
8 4 (0.69%) jspm
8 4 (0.69%) Moq
8 4 (0.69%) MSTest
8 4 (0.69%) Oracle Forms
8 4 (0.69%) SoapUI
8 4 (0.69%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 4 (0.69%) webpack
9 3 (0.52%) HP UFT
9 3 (0.52%) PowerDesigner
General
1 41 (7.11%) Finance
2 39 (6.76%) Retail
3 28 (4.85%) Public Sector
4 20 (3.47%) Games
5 15 (2.60%) Aerospace
5 15 (2.60%) Marketing
6 10 (1.73%) Back Office
6 10 (1.73%) Electronics
6 10 (1.73%) Law
6 10 (1.73%) Manufacturing
7 7 (1.21%) Automotive
7 7 (1.21%) Telecoms
8 6 (1.04%) Banking
9 5 (0.87%) Legal
10 4 (0.69%) Billing
10 4 (0.69%) Police
11 3 (0.52%) Digital Economy
12 2 (0.35%) Advertising
12 2 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.35%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 125 (21.66%) Developer
2 106 (18.37%) Analyst
3 53 (9.19%) Support Analyst
4 34 (5.89%) Architect
4 34 (5.89%) Software Engineer
5 33 (5.72%) .NET Developer
6 30 (5.20%) Consultant
7 26 (4.51%) Infrastructure Support
7 26 (4.51%) Software Developer
8 22 (3.81%) Project Manager
9 21 (3.64%) C# Developer
10 20 (3.47%) IT Engineer
11 19 (3.29%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 19 (3.29%) Network Engineer
12 18 (3.12%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
13 17 (2.95%) Graduate
14 16 (2.77%) Business Analyst
15 15 (2.60%) C# .NET Developer
15 15 (2.60%) IT Support
15 15 (2.60%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (12.82%) .NET
2 42 (7.28%) HTML
3 41 (7.11%) .NET Framework
4 38 (6.59%) CSS
5 28 (4.85%) ASP.NET Web API
6 27 (4.68%) AngularJS
7 26 (4.51%) ASP.NET
8 25 (4.33%) .NET Core
9 23 (3.99%) jQuery
10 21 (3.64%) Web Services
11 16 (2.77%) WCF
12 15 (2.60%) Entity Framework
12 15 (2.60%) React
12 15 (2.60%) REST
13 14 (2.43%) XML
14 13 (2.25%) JSON
14 13 (2.25%) Kafka
14 13 (2.25%) Sass
15 12 (2.08%) HTML5
15 12 (2.08%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 163 (28.25%) Analytical Skills
2 46 (7.97%) Self-Motivation
3 40 (6.93%) Enterprise Storage
4 31 (5.37%) Management Information System
5 27 (4.68%) Mobile App
6 24 (4.16%) Driving Licence
7 20 (3.47%) Data Centre
8 16 (2.77%) User Experience
9 13 (2.25%) Replication
10 12 (2.08%) Analytical Mindset
10 12 (2.08%) Public Cloud
11 9 (1.56%) Clustering
12 8 (1.39%) Data Structures
12 8 (1.39%) PMI
13 7 (1.21%) Algorithms
13 7 (1.21%) VHDL
14 6 (1.04%) Internet of Things
15 5 (0.87%) Enterprise Software
15 5 (0.87%) Life Science
15 5 (0.87%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 146 (25.30%) Windows
2 56 (9.71%) Windows Server
3 49 (8.49%) Linux
4 31 (5.37%) Unix
5 17 (2.95%) Windows 7
6 13 (2.25%) Android
7 12 (2.08%) Apple iOS
8 11 (1.91%) Windows 10
9 10 (1.73%) AIX
9 10 (1.73%) Windows 8
10 8 (1.39%) Windows XP
11 6 (1.04%) Windows Server 2012
12 4 (0.69%) Windows Server 2016
13 2 (0.35%) HPUX
13 2 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
13 2 (0.35%) Windows Server 2019
14 1 (0.17%) VMS
14 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 163 (28.25%) Agile Software Development
2 78 (13.52%) ITIL
3 77 (13.34%) Decision-Making
4 66 (11.44%) Software Engineering
5 63 (10.92%) DevOps
6 60 (10.40%) Process Improvement
7 49 (8.49%) Problem Management
7 49 (8.49%) Project Management
8 48 (8.32%) Continuous Improvement
9 47 (8.15%) Computer Science
10 44 (7.63%) Scrum
11 43 (7.45%) Line Management
12 42 (7.28%) Mentoring
12 42 (7.28%) Service Management
13 41 (7.11%) Change Management
14 36 (6.24%) Mathematics
15 34 (5.89%) Analytics
16 31 (5.37%) Business Intelligence
16 31 (5.37%) Microservices
16 31 (5.37%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 119 (20.62%) SQL
2 95 (16.46%) C#
3 61 (10.57%) Java
4 53 (9.19%) JavaScript
4 53 (9.19%) PowerShell
5 48 (8.32%) Python
6 27 (4.68%) C++
7 24 (4.16%) T-SQL
8 17 (2.95%) C
9 12 (2.08%) PHP
10 11 (1.91%) ABAP
10 11 (1.91%) Go
10 11 (1.91%) Scala
11 8 (1.39%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 7 (1.21%) Bash Shell
12 7 (1.21%) PL/SQL
12 7 (1.21%) TypeScript
13 6 (1.04%) MATLAB
13 6 (1.04%) R
14 5 (0.87%) MAXScript
Qualifications
1 105 (18.20%) Degree
2 28 (4.85%) Computer Science Degree
2 28 (4.85%) SC Cleared
2 28 (4.85%) Security Cleared
3 18 (3.12%) Master's Degree
4 17 (2.95%) Microsoft Certification
5 16 (2.77%) ITIL Certification
6 14 (2.43%) Cisco Certification
7 13 (2.25%) DV Cleared
8 12 (2.08%) CCNP
9 11 (1.91%) MCSE
10 10 (1.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 9 (1.56%) MCSA
11 9 (1.56%) Numerate Degree
11 9 (1.56%) PMI Certification
12 7 (1.21%) A+ Certification
12 7 (1.21%) CCIE
12 7 (1.21%) CCIE Routing and Switching
13 6 (1.04%) PhD
14 5 (0.87%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (5.72%) SLA
2 26 (4.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 22 (3.81%) BS25999
3 22 (3.81%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 17 (2.95%) Data Quality
5 16 (2.77%) QA
6 7 (1.21%) GDPR
7 6 (1.04%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.52%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.35%) COBIT
9 2 (0.35%) PMO
10 1 (0.17%) GPG13
10 1 (0.17%) ISO 26262
10 1 (0.17%) NIST
System Software
1 66 (11.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 60 (10.40%) Hyper-V
3 52 (9.01%) Active Directory
4 31 (5.37%) XenApp
5 23 (3.99%) BitLocker
5 23 (3.99%) NFS
5 23 (3.99%) XenDesktop
6 17 (2.95%) Docker
7 13 (2.25%) HDFS
8 10 (1.73%) vSphere
9 9 (1.56%) VMware ESXi
10 5 (0.87%) Virtual Servers
11 4 (0.69%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 2 (0.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 2 (0.35%) vCloud
12 2 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
12 2 (0.35%) VMware NSX
13 1 (0.17%) Firmware
13 1 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
13 1 (0.17%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 24 (4.16%) Backup Exec
2 14 (2.43%) Terraform
3 11 (1.91%) Kibana
4 10 (1.73%) Data Guard
4 10 (1.73%) Kubernetes
4 10 (1.73%) Oracle RMAN
4 10 (1.73%) SCCM
5 7 (1.21%) Microsoft Clustering
5 7 (1.21%) SELinux
6 6 (1.04%) Ansible
7 4 (0.69%) FortiGate
7 4 (0.69%) Hadoop YARN
7 4 (0.69%) vCenter Server
8 3 (0.52%) HP ALM
9 2 (0.35%) Failover Clustering
9 2 (0.35%) logstash
9 2 (0.35%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 2 (0.35%) OPNET
9 2 (0.35%) Puppet
9 2 (0.35%) WSUS
Vendors
1 156 (27.04%) Microsoft
2 78 (13.52%) VMware
3 46 (7.97%) Citrix
4 37 (6.41%) Oracle
5 36 (6.24%) Veeam
6 34 (5.89%) Cisco
7 32 (5.55%) Dell
8 25 (4.33%) Atlassian
9 22 (3.81%) Sophos
10 19 (3.29%) IBM
11 17 (2.95%) NetApp
11 17 (2.95%) SAP
12 13 (2.25%) EqualLogic
12 13 (2.25%) Meraki
13 12 (2.08%) HP
14 10 (1.73%) Google
14 10 (1.73%) Salesforce.com
15 9 (1.56%) Capita
16 8 (1.39%) Palo Alto
16 8 (1.39%) Tableau