Period
to 25 October 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North East 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 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Problem-Solving
England > North East
6 months to
25 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 11 19 8
Rank change year-on-year +8 -11 +6
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 175 63 182
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North East 14.07% 9.13% 16.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 15.16% 9.75% 17.58%
Number of salaries quoted 133 46 90
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,500 £27,965
25th Percentile £32,500 £32,813 £34,200
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £36,750 £43,000 £38,500
Median % change year-on-year -14.53% +11.69% -9.41%
75th Percentile £47,500 £60,938 £47,875
90th Percentile £55,000 £65,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%

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 North East with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North East
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,154 646 1,035
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 92.77% 93.62% 92.91%
Number of salaries quoted 870 571 784
10th Percentile £26,250 £28,750 £26,500
25th Percentile £32,500 £33,750 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
75th Percentile £56,750 £55,000 £52,500
90th Percentile £66,250 £62,500 £62,125
England median annual salary £59,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +7.27% +4.76% -

Problem-Solving
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

Job postings citing Problem-Solving as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the North East.

Job vacancy trend for Problem-Solving in the North East

Problem-Solving
Salary Trend in the North East

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Problem-Solving in the North East.

Salary trend for Problem-Solving in the North East

Problem-Solving
Salary Histogram in the North East

Salary distribution for jobs citing Problem-Solving in the North East over the 6 months to 25 October 2021.

Salary histogram for Problem-Solving in the North East

Problem-Solving
Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Problem-Solving within the North East region over the 6 months to 25 October 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
Tyne and Wear +2 115 £42,500 -5.56% 39
Durham +16 57 £35,000 -6.67% 24
Northumberland -3 1 - - 4
Problem-Solving
England

For the 6 months to 25 October 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 North East region with a requirement for Problem-Solving.

1 72 (41.14%) SQL Server
2 70 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 68 (38.86%) Social Skills
4 57 (32.57%) .NET
5 52 (29.71%) Windows
5 52 (29.71%) Degree
6 51 (29.14%) C#
7 49 (28.00%) Azure
8 47 (26.86%) Analytical Skills
8 47 (26.86%) Agile Software Development
9 45 (25.71%) Windows Server
10 43 (24.57%) Computer Science
11 42 (24.00%) Microsoft Office
12 36 (20.57%) Continuous Improvement
13 34 (19.43%) Marketing
13 34 (19.43%) Scrum
14 33 (18.86%) Mentoring
15 32 (18.29%) QA
15 32 (18.29%) Management Information System
16 31 (17.71%) HTML
16 31 (17.71%) JavaScript
17 30 (17.14%) Software Engineering
17 30 (17.14%) AngularJS
18 28 (16.00%) Product Requirements
19 27 (15.43%) .NET Core
19 27 (15.43%) XML
20 26 (14.86%) XSLT
20 26 (14.86%) HNC
20 26 (14.86%) HND
20 26 (14.86%) Systems Analysis

Problem-Solving
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East 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 3 (1.71%) Confluence
1 3 (1.71%) IIS
2 1 (0.57%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 42 (24.00%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (5.14%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (4.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.57%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.57%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 49 (28.00%) Azure
2 12 (6.86%) Microsoft 365
3 11 (6.29%) AWS
3 11 (6.29%) Power Platform
4 4 (2.29%) AWS CodePipeline
4 4 (2.29%) Facebook Ads
4 4 (2.29%) GCP
4 4 (2.29%) Google Ads
4 4 (2.29%) Google Analytics
4 4 (2.29%) Google Docs
4 4 (2.29%) Google Tag Manager
4 4 (2.29%) PaaS
4 4 (2.29%) Siteimprove
4 4 (2.29%) Slack
5 3 (1.71%) SaaS
5 3 (1.71%) Serverless
6 2 (1.14%) Asana
7 1 (0.57%) Azure Data Factory
7 1 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.57%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (6.86%) DNS
2 9 (5.14%) TCP/IP
3 8 (4.57%) DHCP
3 8 (4.57%) LAN
3 8 (4.57%) WAN
4 6 (3.43%) Firewall
5 5 (2.86%) Fibre Channel
6 4 (2.29%) HTTP
6 4 (2.29%) Structured Cabling
6 4 (2.29%) VoIP
6 4 (2.29%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (1.71%) SAN
8 2 (1.14%) VPN
9 1 (0.57%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (41.14%) SQL Server
2 11 (6.29%) Power BI
3 7 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (4.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (3.43%) OLAP
4 6 (3.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (2.86%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (2.86%) Relational Database
6 4 (2.29%) Oracle OLAP
6 4 (2.29%) Oracle Reports
6 4 (2.29%) SQL Server 2016
6 4 (2.29%) SSDT
7 3 (1.71%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.14%) NoSQL
8 2 (1.14%) Qlik Sense
8 2 (1.14%) Tableau
9 1 (0.57%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.57%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.57%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.57%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 7 (4.00%) Git (software)
1 7 (4.00%) JIRA
2 4 (2.29%) Moq
2 4 (2.29%) MSTest
2 4 (2.29%) NUnit
2 4 (2.29%) Postman
2 4 (2.29%) Rhino Mocks
2 4 (2.29%) Selenium
2 4 (2.29%) Visual Studio
2 4 (2.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (1.14%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.57%) Oracle APEX
General
1 68 (38.86%) Social Skills
2 47 (26.86%) Analytical Skills
3 34 (19.43%) Marketing
4 16 (9.14%) Finance
5 10 (5.71%) Banking
6 9 (5.14%) Public Sector
6 9 (5.14%) Retail
7 8 (4.57%) Legal
8 7 (4.00%) Influencing Skills
8 7 (4.00%) Law
9 6 (3.43%) Organisational Skills
10 4 (2.29%) Advertising
10 4 (2.29%) Telecoms
11 3 (1.71%) Games
11 3 (1.71%) Local Government
12 2 (1.14%) Financial Institution
12 2 (1.14%) Manufacturing
12 2 (1.14%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.57%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 49 (28.00%) Analyst
2 43 (24.57%) Developer
3 38 (21.71%) Junior
4 27 (15.43%) Systems Analyst
5 26 (14.86%) Customer Analyst
6 24 (13.71%) Junior Developer
7 23 (13.14%) .NET Developer
7 23 (13.14%) Angular Developer
7 23 (13.14%) C# .NET Developer
7 23 (13.14%) C# Developer
7 23 (13.14%) Full Stack Developer
7 23 (13.14%) JavaScript Developer
7 23 (13.14%) Junior .NET Developer
7 23 (13.14%) Junior C# .NET Developer
7 23 (13.14%) Junior C# Developer
7 23 (13.14%) Junior JavaScript Developer
8 13 (7.43%) Junior Analyst
8 13 (7.43%) Junior Systems Analyst
9 11 (6.29%) Software Developer
10 8 (4.57%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (32.57%) .NET
2 31 (17.71%) HTML
3 30 (17.14%) AngularJS
4 27 (15.43%) .NET Core
4 27 (15.43%) XML
5 26 (14.86%) XSLT
6 6 (3.43%) CSS
7 5 (2.86%) REST
8 4 (2.29%) COM
8 4 (2.29%) MDX
9 2 (1.14%) Angular 2
9 2 (1.14%) Backbone.js
9 2 (1.14%) CSS3
9 2 (1.14%) Ember.js
9 2 (1.14%) HTML5
9 2 (1.14%) KnockoutJS
9 2 (1.14%) NgRx
9 2 (1.14%) Node.js
9 2 (1.14%) RxJS
10 1 (0.57%) React
Miscellaneous
1 32 (18.29%) Management Information System
2 8 (4.57%) Enterprise Software
2 8 (4.57%) User Experience
3 7 (4.00%) Data Protection Act
4 5 (2.86%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (2.29%) Algorithms
5 4 (2.29%) Digital Signage
5 4 (2.29%) Driving Licence
5 4 (2.29%) EPoS
5 4 (2.29%) Video\Live Streaming
6 3 (1.71%) Credit Risk
6 3 (1.71%) NHS
6 3 (1.71%) Virtual Team
7 2 (1.14%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.14%) Fibre Optics
7 2 (1.14%) Life Science
7 2 (1.14%) Security Operations Centre
7 2 (1.14%) Wiki
8 1 (0.57%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.57%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 52 (29.71%) Windows
2 45 (25.71%) Windows Server
3 6 (3.43%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (3.43%) Windows Server 2016
4 5 (2.86%) Linux
4 5 (2.86%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (2.86%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.57%) Android
5 1 (0.57%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.57%) Unix
5 1 (0.57%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.57%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (26.86%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (24.57%) Computer Science
3 36 (20.57%) Continuous Improvement
4 34 (19.43%) Scrum
5 33 (18.86%) Mentoring
6 30 (17.14%) Software Engineering
7 28 (16.00%) Product Requirements
8 26 (14.86%) Systems Analysis
9 25 (14.29%) Full Stack Development
10 20 (11.43%) Workflow
11 19 (10.86%) Information Management
11 19 (10.86%) ITIL
12 18 (10.29%) Project Management
12 18 (10.29%) Waterfall
13 16 (9.14%) Business Intelligence
14 13 (7.43%) Quality Management
15 11 (6.29%) Service Delivery
15 11 (6.29%) Stakeholder Management
16 10 (5.71%) Incident Management
17 9 (5.14%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 51 (29.14%) C#
2 31 (17.71%) JavaScript
3 25 (14.29%) SQL
4 9 (5.14%) T-SQL
5 8 (4.57%) Java
6 7 (4.00%) PowerShell
7 5 (2.86%) R
7 5 (2.86%) VB.NET
8 4 (2.29%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 4 (2.29%) TypeScript
9 3 (1.71%) PHP
9 3 (1.71%) Python
10 2 (1.14%) C
10 2 (1.14%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.57%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.57%) C++
11 1 (0.57%) Perl
11 1 (0.57%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.57%) VBA
Qualifications
1 52 (29.71%) Degree
2 26 (14.86%) HNC
2 26 (14.86%) HND
3 11 (6.29%) SC Cleared
3 11 (6.29%) Security Cleared
4 7 (4.00%) MCSE
4 7 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (3.43%) Computer Science Degree
6 5 (2.86%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (2.86%) MCSA
7 2 (1.14%) CCNA
7 2 (1.14%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.14%) CISM
7 2 (1.14%) CISSP
7 2 (1.14%) MBA
7 2 (1.14%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (18.29%) QA
2 7 (4.00%) SLA
3 4 (2.29%) GDPR
4 2 (1.14%) Accessibility
5 1 (0.57%) Data Quality
System Software
1 19 (10.86%) Active Directory
2 12 (6.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (5.14%) Hyper-V
4 7 (4.00%) vSphere
5 5 (2.86%) XenApp
6 1 (0.57%) NFS
6 1 (0.57%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.57%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (2.86%) NetBackup
1 5 (2.86%) WSUS
2 2 (1.14%) Ansible
2 2 (1.14%) EnCase
2 2 (1.14%) FTK
2 2 (1.14%) SCCM
3 1 (0.57%) Clonezilla
3 1 (0.57%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (0.57%) Terraform
Vendors
1 70 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 13 (7.43%) VMware
3 10 (5.71%) Google
3 10 (5.71%) Oracle
4 7 (4.00%) Cisco
5 6 (3.43%) Citrix
6 5 (2.86%) Veritas
7 4 (2.29%) BroadSoft
7 4 (2.29%) Facebook
7 4 (2.29%) Genesys
7 4 (2.29%) Remedy
7 4 (2.29%) Xamarin
8 3 (1.71%) HP
9 2 (1.14%) CheckPoint
9 2 (1.14%) Dell
9 2 (1.14%) F5
9 2 (1.14%) Kofax
9 2 (1.14%) Riverbed
10 1 (0.57%) Acronis
10 1 (0.57%) Veeam