Period
to 21 November 2018

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 21 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Problem-Solving
England > Midlands
6 months to
21 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 18 19 22
Rank change year-on-year +1 +3 0
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 1,339 1,468 1,531
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 10.13% 9.47% 8.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.11% 10.43% 9.38%
Number of salaries quoted 974 1,188 1,327
Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £23,075 £21,250 £22,500
90th Percentile £66,250 £62,500 £61,250
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.86%

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 12,054 14,069 16,324
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 91.17% 90.73% 90.62%
Number of salaries quoted 9,227 11,487 12,820
Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -2.44% +2.50%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £69,800 £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 21 November 2018.

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 21 November 2018. 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 +4 815 £42,500 +6.25% 227
East Midlands +1 519 £42,500 +13.33% 113
Problem-Solving
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 2018, 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.

1 424 (31.67%) Analytical Skills
2 358 (26.74%) Agile Software Development
3 316 (23.60%) Microsoft
4 286 (21.36%) Degree
5 284 (21.21%) SQL
6 246 (18.37%) Finance
7 245 (18.30%) C#
8 242 (18.07%) JavaScript
9 240 (17.92%) SQL Server
10 225 (16.80%) Windows
11 207 (15.46%) Java
12 200 (14.94%) .NET
13 193 (14.41%) Software Engineering
14 173 (12.92%) HTML
15 163 (12.17%) CSS
16 162 (12.10%) Project Management
17 157 (11.73%) Retail
18 151 (11.28%) Self-Motivation
19 147 (10.98%) Scrum
20 127 (9.48%) Continuous Improvement
21 124 (9.26%) Amazon AWS
22 117 (8.74%) Computer Science
22 117 (8.74%) ITIL
23 111 (8.29%) OO
24 110 (8.22%) Microsoft Azure
25 104 (7.77%) SDLC
26 101 (7.54%) Active Directory
27 100 (7.47%) ASP.NET
27 100 (7.47%) Service Management
28 99 (7.39%) MVC

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 64 (4.78%) MS Exchange
2 40 (2.99%) SharePoint
3 21 (1.57%) CMS
4 20 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2010
5 19 (1.42%) Apache Spark
6 15 (1.12%) IIS
7 14 (1.05%) Tomcat
8 12 (0.90%) Elasticsearch
8 12 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2003
8 12 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2013
9 11 (0.82%) Skype for Business
10 10 (0.75%) Confluence
11 9 (0.67%) Apache
12 8 (0.60%) Cloud Foundry
12 8 (0.60%) OpenStack
13 6 (0.45%) WordPress
14 5 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2007
14 5 (0.37%) Site Server
15 4 (0.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 4 (0.30%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 84 (6.27%) Microsoft Office
2 79 (5.90%) Microsoft Excel
3 24 (1.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 17 (1.27%) Microsoft Project
5 16 (1.19%) Simulink
6 11 (0.82%) MS Visio
7 4 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.15%) Maya
8 2 (0.15%) Pro/ENGINEER
8 2 (0.15%) PTC Creo
9 1 (0.075%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.075%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.075%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.075%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 15 (1.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (1.05%) Dynamics AX
3 13 (0.97%) Dynamics NAV
3 13 (0.97%) NetSuite
4 9 (0.67%) Magento
5 8 (0.60%) Remedy ITSM
6 6 (0.45%) Oracle Applications
6 6 (0.45%) Sentinel
7 5 (0.37%) INSURE/90
7 5 (0.37%) SAP SCM
8 4 (0.30%) assyst
8 4 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
8 4 (0.30%) SAP APO
8 4 (0.30%) SAP IBP
9 3 (0.22%) HFM
9 3 (0.22%) Oracle Assets
9 3 (0.22%) SAP CO
9 3 (0.22%) SAP FI
9 3 (0.22%) SAP FI/CO
9 3 (0.22%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 124 (9.26%) Amazon AWS
2 110 (8.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 69 (5.15%) Office 365
4 33 (2.46%) SaaS
5 27 (2.02%) PaaS
6 26 (1.94%) Google Cloud Platform
7 21 (1.57%) IaaS
8 19 (1.42%) Cloud Computing
8 19 (1.42%) GitHub
9 17 (1.27%) AWS CloudFormation
10 11 (0.82%) Amazon EC2
10 11 (0.82%) Amazon S3
11 10 (0.75%) npm
12 8 (0.60%) OpenShift
12 8 (0.60%) SuccessFactors
13 7 (0.52%) Dynamics 365
13 7 (0.52%) iPaaS
14 5 (0.37%) G Suite
14 5 (0.37%) Google Play
14 5 (0.37%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 65 (4.85%) Firewall
2 64 (4.78%) Internet
3 54 (4.03%) DNS
4 51 (3.81%) TCP/IP
5 48 (3.58%) LAN
6 44 (3.29%) WAN
7 35 (2.61%) DHCP
8 30 (2.24%) HTTP
9 26 (1.94%) VLAN
10 25 (1.87%) Wireless
11 23 (1.72%) Ethernet
12 20 (1.49%) VoIP
13 18 (1.34%) WLAN
14 17 (1.27%) SAN
15 13 (0.97%) MPLS
16 12 (0.90%) Cisco ASA
17 11 (0.82%) Network Security
17 11 (0.82%) VPN
18 10 (0.75%) NAS
19 9 (0.67%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 240 (17.92%) SQL Server
2 55 (4.11%) MySQL
3 43 (3.21%) Big Data
4 40 (2.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 38 (2.84%) Relational Database
6 37 (2.76%) NoSQL
7 35 (2.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 33 (2.46%) Data Warehouse
9 31 (2.32%) MongoDB
10 27 (2.02%) SQL Server 2008
11 22 (1.64%) PostgreSQL
12 20 (1.49%) SQL Server 2016
13 19 (1.42%) SQL Server 2012
14 18 (1.34%) Hadoop
14 18 (1.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 15 (1.12%) HBase
15 15 (1.12%) OLTP
15 15 (1.12%) Power BI
16 13 (0.97%) SQL Server 2014
17 11 (0.82%) DB2
Development Applications
1 69 (5.15%) Git (software)
2 52 (3.88%) Visual Studio
3 45 (3.36%) Selenium
4 40 (2.99%) JIRA
5 36 (2.69%) Cucumber
5 36 (2.69%) Maven
6 32 (2.39%) Team Foundation Server
7 27 (2.02%) Gradle
8 20 (1.49%) WebDriver
9 19 (1.42%) Rational Rhapsody
10 18 (1.34%) Jenkins
10 18 (1.34%) SoapUI
11 17 (1.27%) JMeter
12 15 (1.12%) Zephyr
13 14 (1.05%) Mercurial
14 11 (0.82%) SpecFlow
15 10 (0.75%) Bower
15 10 (0.75%) PHPUnit
16 9 (0.67%) Vagrant
17 8 (0.60%) Android Studio
General
1 246 (18.37%) Finance
2 157 (11.73%) Retail
3 72 (5.38%) Manufacturing
4 60 (4.48%) Marketing
5 58 (4.33%) Banking
6 47 (3.51%) Automotive
6 47 (3.51%) Electronics
7 43 (3.21%) Telecoms
8 25 (1.87%) Publishing
9 20 (1.49%) Law
10 18 (1.34%) Legal
11 15 (1.12%) Retail Banking
12 12 (0.90%) Advertising
13 11 (0.82%) Aerospace
14 8 (0.60%) Billing
14 8 (0.60%) Financial Institution
15 7 (0.52%) Back Office
15 7 (0.52%) Multimedia
16 4 (0.30%) Games
16 4 (0.30%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 326 (24.35%) Developer
2 207 (15.46%) Analyst
3 107 (7.99%) Software Engineer
4 98 (7.32%) .NET Developer
5 95 (7.09%) C# Developer
6 87 (6.50%) Senior Developer
7 76 (5.68%) Business Analyst
8 74 (5.53%) Architect
9 69 (5.15%) Software Developer
10 55 (4.11%) Consultant
11 51 (3.81%) C# .NET Developer
12 49 (3.66%) Support Engineer
13 47 (3.51%) Project Manager
14 43 (3.21%) Support Analyst
15 39 (2.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 35 (2.61%) Java Engineer
17 33 (2.46%) Applications Support
17 33 (2.46%) C# Software Developer
17 33 (2.46%) Senior .NET Developer
18 32 (2.39%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 200 (14.94%) .NET
2 173 (12.92%) HTML
3 163 (12.17%) CSS
4 100 (7.47%) ASP.NET
5 99 (7.39%) Web Services
6 74 (5.53%) jQuery
7 71 (5.30%) REST
8 63 (4.71%) RESTful
9 60 (4.48%) HTML5
10 58 (4.33%) .NET Framework
10 58 (4.33%) AngularJS
10 58 (4.33%) ASP.NET MVC
11 53 (3.96%) ASP.NET Web API
11 53 (3.96%) Spring
12 46 (3.44%) SOAP
13 41 (3.06%) XML
14 38 (2.84%) JSON
15 37 (2.76%) CSS3
16 29 (2.17%) WinForms
16 29 (2.17%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 424 (31.67%) Analytical Skills
2 151 (11.28%) Self-Motivation
3 117 (8.74%) Computer Science
4 60 (4.48%) Management Information System
5 57 (4.26%) Mobile App
6 50 (3.73%) Data Centre
7 44 (3.29%) Enterprise Software
8 41 (3.06%) Driving Licence
8 41 (3.06%) User Experience
9 31 (2.32%) EPoS
10 23 (1.72%) Embedded Systems
11 22 (1.64%) Greenfield Project
12 19 (1.42%) Client/Server
13 15 (1.12%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
13 15 (1.12%) Verilog
13 15 (1.12%) VHDL
14 13 (0.97%) Enterprise Storage
14 13 (0.97%) Public Cloud
14 13 (0.97%) Virtual Team
15 12 (0.90%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 225 (16.80%) Windows
2 98 (7.32%) Linux
3 86 (6.42%) Windows Server
4 49 (3.66%) Android
5 40 (2.99%) Apple iOS
6 38 (2.84%) Unix
7 32 (2.39%) Windows Server 2008
8 24 (1.79%) Windows 7
9 23 (1.72%) Windows Server 2003
10 19 (1.42%) Windows Server 2012
11 15 (1.12%) Windows 10
12 14 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 9 (0.67%) Mac OS X
13 9 (0.67%) Windows 8
14 8 (0.60%) FreeRTOS
15 7 (0.52%) Mac OS
16 4 (0.30%) AIX
16 4 (0.30%) Solaris
16 4 (0.30%) Windows XP
17 3 (0.22%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 358 (26.74%) Agile Software Development
2 193 (14.41%) Software Engineering
3 162 (12.10%) Project Management
4 147 (10.98%) Scrum
5 127 (9.48%) Continuous Improvement
6 117 (8.74%) ITIL
7 111 (8.29%) OO
8 104 (7.77%) SDLC
9 100 (7.47%) Service Management
10 99 (7.39%) MVC
10 99 (7.39%) Time Management
11 88 (6.57%) Microservices
12 80 (5.97%) Analytics
13 73 (5.45%) Mathematics
13 73 (5.45%) Mentoring
13 73 (5.45%) Test Automation
14 72 (5.38%) Decision-Making
15 71 (5.30%) SOA
15 71 (5.30%) Stakeholder Management
16 67 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 284 (21.21%) SQL
2 245 (18.30%) C#
3 242 (18.07%) JavaScript
4 207 (15.46%) Java
5 66 (4.93%) T-SQL
6 62 (4.63%) C++
6 62 (4.63%) Python
7 50 (3.73%) C
8 49 (3.66%) PHP
8 49 (3.66%) PowerShell
9 45 (3.36%) VB.NET
10 23 (1.72%) Bash Shell
11 19 (1.42%) VB
12 17 (1.27%) MATLAB
12 17 (1.27%) VBA
13 11 (0.82%) ABAP
13 11 (0.82%) Embedded C
13 11 (0.82%) VB6
13 11 (0.82%) VBScript
14 10 (0.75%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 286 (21.36%) Degree
2 85 (6.35%) Computer Science Degree
3 36 (2.69%) Security Cleared
4 35 (2.61%) ISEB
5 28 (2.09%) Microsoft Certification
6 25 (1.87%) HNC
6 25 (1.87%) SC Cleared
7 22 (1.64%) HND
8 21 (1.57%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 19 (1.42%) Master's Degree
10 18 (1.34%) ISEB Practitioner
11 16 (1.19%) CISSP
11 16 (1.19%) MCSA
12 15 (1.12%) MCITP
13 14 (1.05%) Cisco Certification
14 12 (0.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 11 (0.82%) CCNA
15 11 (0.82%) ITIL Certification
16 10 (0.75%) MCSE
16 10 (0.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 79 (5.90%) QA
2 64 (4.78%) SLA
3 54 (4.03%) GDPR
4 24 (1.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 21 (1.57%) PMO
6 16 (1.19%) PCI DSS
7 9 (0.67%) IEC 61131
8 6 (0.45%) Cyber Essentials
8 6 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 5 (0.37%) ISO 26262
10 4 (0.30%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 4 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 3 (0.22%) PMBOK
12 2 (0.15%) Data Quality
12 2 (0.15%) DO-160
12 2 (0.15%) ISO 14001
12 2 (0.15%) ISO 9001
13 1 (0.075%) COBIT
13 1 (0.075%) GxP
13 1 (0.075%) MiFID
System Software
1 101 (7.54%) Active Directory
2 64 (4.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (2.91%) Hyper-V
4 37 (2.76%) Docker
5 28 (2.09%) Firmware
6 24 (1.79%) vSphere
7 21 (1.57%) VMware ESXi
8 9 (0.67%) XenApp
9 8 (0.60%) Virtual Machines
10 6 (0.45%) HDFS
11 5 (0.37%) Terminal Services
12 4 (0.30%) PowerHA
13 3 (0.22%) ISA Server
14 2 (0.15%) KVM
14 2 (0.15%) VirtualBox
14 2 (0.15%) Xen
14 2 (0.15%) XenServer
15 1 (0.075%) PowerDNS
15 1 (0.075%) vCloud
15 1 (0.075%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 22 (1.64%) Ansible
2 21 (1.57%) Puppet
3 20 (1.49%) Opscode Chef
4 15 (1.12%) SCCM
5 12 (0.90%) Kubernetes
6 11 (0.82%) McAfee ePO
6 11 (0.82%) Terraform
7 9 (0.67%) Packer
8 8 (0.60%) Consul
8 8 (0.60%) Norton AntiVirus
9 5 (0.37%) SCOM
10 2 (0.15%) Backup Exec
10 2 (0.15%) Cisco UCCE
10 2 (0.15%) Cisco UCCX
10 2 (0.15%) HP ALM
10 2 (0.15%) Microsoft Clustering
10 2 (0.15%) NetBackup
10 2 (0.15%) NetVault Backup
10 2 (0.15%) vCenter Server
10 2 (0.15%) WSUS
Vendors
1 316 (23.60%) Microsoft
2 96 (7.17%) VMware
3 62 (4.63%) SAP
4 53 (3.96%) Cisco
5 48 (3.58%) Google
6 46 (3.44%) Oracle
7 31 (2.32%) Xamarin
8 27 (2.02%) Citrix
8 27 (2.02%) NetApp
9 24 (1.79%) Dell
10 23 (1.72%) Veeam
11 20 (1.49%) HP
11 20 (1.49%) McAfee
11 20 (1.49%) Remedy
12 17 (1.27%) ServiceNow
13 15 (1.12%) JD Edwards
13 15 (1.12%) Salesforce.com
14 14 (1.05%) EqualLogic
15 13 (0.97%) Red Hat
16 12 (0.90%) Atlassian