Period
to 2 April 2020

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

Problem-Solving
England > North East
6 months to
2 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 10 11 24
Rank change year-on-year +1 +13 -2
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 155 199 164
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North East 11.88% 14.86% 8.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 13.00% 16.07% 9.43%
Number of salaries quoted 81 123 131
Median annual salary £40,000 £36,500 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.59% -13.10% +35.48%
10th Percentile £25,750 £17,137 £26,000
90th Percentile £57,500 £60,000 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% 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 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 1,192 1,238 1,740
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 91.34% 92.46% 93.15%
Number of salaries quoted 888 949 1,516
Median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +8.84%
10th Percentile £24,213 £23,885 £24,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £65,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +2.04%

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 2 April 2020.

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 2 April 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
Tyne and Wear -3 113 £40,000 +14.29% 43
Durham +13 38 £40,000 -11.11% 17
Northumberland - 3 £35,000 - 1
Problem-Solving
England

For the 6 months to 2 April 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 North East region with a requirement for Problem-Solving.

1 73 (47.10%) Analytical Skills
2 58 (37.42%) Agile Software Development
3 57 (36.77%) Degree
4 40 (25.81%) Finance
5 37 (23.87%) SQL
6 36 (23.23%) C#
7 35 (22.58%) Sage
8 34 (21.94%) Software Engineering
9 31 (20.00%) Java
10 28 (18.06%) Mentoring
11 27 (17.42%) HTML
11 27 (17.42%) Web Services
11 27 (17.42%) Microsoft
12 26 (16.77%) C++
12 26 (16.77%) JavaScript
12 26 (16.77%) Computer Science
13 24 (15.48%) .NET
13 24 (15.48%) Office 365
14 23 (14.84%) AWS
14 23 (14.84%) Decision-Making
15 22 (14.19%) Azure
15 22 (14.19%) Git (software)
16 21 (13.55%) Manufacturing
17 20 (12.90%) Migration
17 20 (12.90%) Windows
17 20 (12.90%) AngularJS
18 18 (11.61%) Technology Roadmap
18 18 (11.61%) Management Information System
18 18 (11.61%) MVC
19 17 (10.97%) XSLT

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 10 (6.45%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.29%) MS Exchange
2 2 (1.29%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.65%) Confluence
Applications
1 10 (6.45%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (5.16%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (1.94%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.29%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 24 (15.48%) Office 365
2 23 (14.84%) AWS
3 22 (14.19%) Azure
4 10 (6.45%) Power Platform
5 9 (5.81%) SaaS
6 7 (4.52%) BlazeMeter
6 7 (4.52%) Datadog
6 7 (4.52%) Slack
6 7 (4.52%) Sumo Logic
7 6 (3.87%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (1.94%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (1.94%) Serverless
9 2 (1.29%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.16%) Skype
2 5 (3.23%) Firewall
2 5 (3.23%) Network Security
2 5 (3.23%) VPN
3 3 (1.94%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.29%) DHCP
4 2 (1.29%) DNS
4 2 (1.29%) Intranet
4 2 (1.29%) Unified Communications
4 2 (1.29%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (10.32%) Relational Database
2 14 (9.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 14 (9.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 10 (6.45%) Power BI
3 10 (6.45%) SQL Server
4 8 (5.16%) MySQL
4 8 (5.16%) NoSQL
5 6 (3.87%) RDBMS
6 5 (3.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (1.94%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.29%) MongoDB
8 2 (1.29%) Oracle Database
8 2 (1.29%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (1.29%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (1.29%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (1.29%) SQL Server 2017
9 1 (0.65%) Big Data
9 1 (0.65%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 22 (14.19%) Git (software)
2 17 (10.97%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (6.45%) Selenium
4 8 (5.16%) JMeter
5 7 (4.52%) Postman
6 5 (3.23%) Metasploit
7 1 (0.65%) Appium
7 1 (0.65%) Artifactory
7 1 (0.65%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.65%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.65%) JIRA
7 1 (0.65%) JUnit
7 1 (0.65%) Maven
7 1 (0.65%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.65%) TestNG
General
1 40 (25.81%) Finance
2 21 (13.55%) Manufacturing
3 11 (7.10%) Public Sector
4 6 (3.87%) Local Government
4 6 (3.87%) Retail
5 5 (3.23%) Banking
6 3 (1.94%) Marketing
7 2 (1.29%) Publishing
8 1 (0.65%) Automotive
8 1 (0.65%) Electronics
8 1 (0.65%) Law
8 1 (0.65%) Legal
Job Titles
1 24 (15.48%) Software Engineer
2 22 (14.19%) Developer
3 17 (10.97%) Applications Architect
3 17 (10.97%) Architect
4 14 (9.03%) Software Team Leader
4 14 (9.03%) Solutions Architect
4 14 (9.03%) Team Leader
5 13 (8.39%) Analyst
6 12 (7.74%) Test Engineer
7 11 (7.10%) Support Engineer
8 9 (5.81%) Software Developer
8 9 (5.81%) Systems Analyst
9 8 (5.16%) Business Development Manager
9 8 (5.16%) Business Manager
9 8 (5.16%) Business Systems Analyst
9 8 (5.16%) Development Manager
9 8 (5.16%) Lead Software Engineer
9 8 (5.16%) New Business Development Manager
10 7 (4.52%) IT Support
10 7 (4.52%) Software Engineering Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (17.42%) HTML
1 27 (17.42%) Web Services
2 24 (15.48%) .NET
3 20 (12.90%) AngularJS
4 17 (10.97%) XSLT
5 9 (5.81%) CSS
6 8 (5.16%) React
7 7 (4.52%) .NET Core
7 7 (4.52%) Ruby on Rails
8 5 (3.23%) RESTful
9 4 (2.58%) jQuery
9 4 (2.58%) SOAP
10 3 (1.94%) REST
11 2 (1.29%) .NET Framework
11 2 (1.29%) Entity Framework
11 2 (1.29%) Laravel
11 2 (1.29%) Middleware
11 2 (1.29%) Node.js
11 2 (1.29%) Oracle Fusion
11 2 (1.29%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 73 (47.10%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (11.61%) Management Information System
3 14 (9.03%) User Experience
4 4 (2.58%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (1.94%) Analytical Mindset
6 2 (1.29%) Chip and PIN
6 2 (1.29%) Clustering
6 2 (1.29%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.29%) Fat Client
6 2 (1.29%) Life Science
6 2 (1.29%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.65%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.65%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 20 (12.90%) Windows
2 10 (6.45%) Linux
2 10 (6.45%) Windows Server
3 5 (3.23%) Kali Linux
3 5 (3.23%) Unix
4 3 (1.94%) Mac OS X
4 3 (1.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (1.94%) Windows 10
4 3 (1.94%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (1.94%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (1.94%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.29%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (37.42%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (21.94%) Software Engineering
3 28 (18.06%) Mentoring
4 26 (16.77%) Computer Science
5 23 (14.84%) Decision-Making
6 20 (12.90%) Migration
7 18 (11.61%) MVC
7 18 (11.61%) Technology Roadmap
8 17 (10.97%) SOA
9 15 (9.68%) Analytics
9 15 (9.68%) Business Intelligence
10 14 (9.03%) Project Delivery
11 13 (8.39%) ITIL
11 13 (8.39%) OO
11 13 (8.39%) SDLC
11 13 (8.39%) Service Management
12 12 (7.74%) Microservices
13 11 (7.10%) Issue Tracking
13 11 (7.10%) Server Management
13 11 (7.10%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 37 (23.87%) SQL
2 36 (23.23%) C#
3 31 (20.00%) Java
4 26 (16.77%) C++
4 26 (16.77%) JavaScript
5 17 (10.97%) T-SQL
6 8 (5.16%) Python
7 7 (4.52%) Ruby
8 6 (3.87%) PHP
9 4 (2.58%) TypeScript
10 3 (1.94%) C
10 3 (1.94%) PL/SQL
11 2 (1.29%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.65%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 57 (36.77%) Degree
2 14 (9.03%) Computer Science Degree
3 8 (5.16%) MCSE
3 8 (5.16%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (3.87%) PhD
5 5 (3.23%) CCNA
5 5 (3.23%) CCNP
5 5 (3.23%) CCSA
5 5 (3.23%) CCSE
5 5 (3.23%) CCSP
5 5 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (3.23%) JNCIA
5 5 (3.23%) JNCIS
5 5 (3.23%) MCSA
5 5 (3.23%) Security Cleared
6 3 (1.94%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (1.29%) ISEB
7 2 (1.29%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.65%) CISA
8 1 (0.65%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.94%) Data Quality
1 3 (1.94%) GDPR
2 1 (0.65%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 13 (8.39%) Active Directory
2 12 (7.74%) Docker
3 2 (1.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (3.23%) Nessus
2 2 (1.29%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.65%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (0.65%) HP Data Protector
3 1 (0.65%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 35 (22.58%) Sage
2 27 (17.42%) Microsoft
3 7 (4.52%) New Relic
3 7 (4.52%) WorldPay
4 6 (3.87%) Alteryx
4 6 (3.87%) Capita
4 6 (3.87%) HP
4 6 (3.87%) Tableau
5 5 (3.23%) CheckPoint
5 5 (3.23%) Cisco
5 5 (3.23%) Fortinet
5 5 (3.23%) Juniper
5 5 (3.23%) Oracle
5 5 (3.23%) Palo Alto
5 5 (3.23%) VMware
6 3 (1.94%) FIS
6 3 (1.94%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.29%) Dell
7 2 (1.29%) Samsung
8 1 (0.65%) Cloudera