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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 1 July 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Problem-Solving
England > North East
6 months to
1 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 23 16 14
Rank change year-on-year -7 -2 -4
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 150 121 104
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North East 8.99% 10.52% 11.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.09% 11.40% 12.32%
Number of salaries quoted 92 60 53
10th Percentile £24,563 £26,238 £25,150
25th Percentile £28,875 £30,000 £31,411
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £39,000 £37,500
Median % change year-on-year +8.97% +4.00% -3.85%
75th Percentile £58,438 £50,000 £47,500
90th Percentile £75,900 £61,625 £54,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +6.10%

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 1,486 1,061 844
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 89.09% 92.26% 92.54%
Number of salaries quoted 996 789 652
10th Percentile £26,250 £28,250 £25,050
25th Percentile £33,947 £33,750 £32,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £45,000 £41,500
Median % change year-on-year - +8.43% +3.75%
75th Percentile £60,000 £57,500 £51,250
90th Percentile £81,875 £65,000 £62,375
England median annual salary £60,000 £56,757 £55,000
% change year-on-year +5.71% +3.19% +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 1 July 2022.

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 1 July 2022. 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
Jobs
Tyne and Wear -4 85 £42,500 -4.23% 40
Durham -4 56 £37,000 +5.71% 13
Northumberland -7 4 £50,250 - 2
Cleveland - 1 - -
Problem-Solving
England

For the 6 months to 1 July 2022, 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 82 (54.67%) Social Skills
2 58 (38.67%) Analytical Skills
3 40 (26.67%) Degree
4 37 (24.67%) SQL
5 33 (22.00%) Computer Science
6 32 (21.33%) Continuous Improvement
7 31 (20.67%) Agile
8 30 (20.00%) Software Engineering
8 30 (20.00%) Microsoft
8 30 (20.00%) Self-Motivation
9 28 (18.67%) C#
10 27 (18.00%) Migration
11 25 (16.67%) SQL Server
11 25 (16.67%) AWS
12 24 (16.00%) CSS
12 24 (16.00%) Mathematics
13 23 (15.33%) HTML
13 23 (15.33%) Manufacturing
13 23 (15.33%) Relational Database
14 21 (14.00%) Regression Testing
14 21 (14.00%) .NET
15 20 (13.33%) Azure
16 19 (12.67%) Manufacturing Engineering
16 19 (12.67%) Device Driver Development
16 19 (12.67%) RDBMS
16 19 (12.67%) Device Driver
17 18 (12.00%) Windows
17 18 (12.00%) CI/CD
17 18 (12.00%) React
18 17 (11.33%) Machine Learning

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 12 (8.00%) Umbraco
2 4 (2.67%) Apache
2 4 (2.67%) nginx
2 4 (2.67%) SAS
3 3 (2.00%) Confluence
3 3 (2.00%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.33%) Tomcat
Applications
1 10 (6.67%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (5.33%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (2.67%) Magento
2 3 (2.00%) DELMIA
2 3 (2.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 25 (16.67%) AWS
2 20 (13.33%) Azure
3 13 (8.67%) Microsoft 365
4 6 (4.00%) AWS CloudFormation
4 6 (4.00%) Power Platform
5 4 (2.67%) Azure DevOps
5 4 (2.67%) BrowserStack
5 4 (2.67%) GitHub
5 4 (2.67%) GitHub Actions
6 3 (2.00%) Dynamics 365
6 3 (2.00%) Google Analytics
6 3 (2.00%) Power Automate
7 1 (0.67%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.67%) VPN
2 6 (4.00%) LAN
2 6 (4.00%) WAN
3 5 (3.33%) DHCP
3 5 (3.33%) DNS
4 4 (2.67%) SD-WAN
4 4 (2.67%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (1.33%) Firewall
5 2 (1.33%) Internet
5 2 (1.33%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (1.33%) Network Security
5 2 (1.33%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.67%) HTTP
6 1 (0.67%) NetScaler
6 1 (0.67%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 23 (15.33%) Relational Database
3 19 (12.67%) RDBMS
4 6 (4.00%) Power BI
5 4 (2.67%) Big Data
6 3 (2.00%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.33%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.67%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.67%) Metadata
8 1 (0.67%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 12 (8.00%) Jenkins
2 7 (4.67%) JIRA
3 6 (4.00%) Git (software)
3 6 (4.00%) GitLab
4 4 (2.67%) Bitbucket
4 4 (2.67%) Codeception
4 4 (2.67%) Grunt
4 4 (2.67%) gulp
4 4 (2.67%) PHPUnit
4 4 (2.67%) Vagrant
5 3 (2.00%) Selenium
6 2 (1.33%) GoogleTest
6 2 (1.33%) Oracle APEX
6 2 (1.33%) Postman
7 1 (0.67%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.67%) Cypress.io
7 1 (0.67%) Gatling
7 1 (0.67%) JMeter
7 1 (0.67%) Robot Framework
7 1 (0.67%) webpack
General
1 82 (54.67%) Social Skills
2 58 (38.67%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (15.33%) Manufacturing
4 15 (10.00%) Public Sector
5 14 (9.33%) Marketing
6 12 (8.00%) Finance
7 6 (4.00%) Automotive
7 6 (4.00%) Influencing Skills
7 6 (4.00%) Presentation Skills
7 6 (4.00%) Retail
8 4 (2.67%) Documentation Skills
8 4 (2.67%) Legal
9 3 (2.00%) Advertising
10 2 (1.33%) Electronics
10 2 (1.33%) Inclusion and Diversity
10 2 (1.33%) Police
11 1 (0.67%) Local Government
11 1 (0.67%) Organisational Skills
11 1 (0.67%) Social Housing
11 1 (0.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 41 (27.33%) Software Engineer
2 23 (15.33%) Graduate
3 19 (12.67%) Development Engineer
3 19 (12.67%) Graduate Development Engineer
3 19 (12.67%) Graduate Software Engineer
3 19 (12.67%) Software Development Engineer
4 18 (12.00%) Analyst
4 18 (12.00%) Developer
5 11 (7.33%) DevOps Engineer
6 7 (4.67%) Support Analyst
6 7 (4.67%) Support Engineer
7 6 (4.00%) IT Support
7 6 (4.00%) Systems Analyst
8 5 (3.33%) Java Developer
8 5 (3.33%) Software Developer
9 4 (2.67%) Data Analyst
9 4 (2.67%) Desktop Support
9 4 (2.67%) Junior
9 4 (2.67%) Senior Developer
9 4 (2.67%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (16.00%) CSS
2 23 (15.33%) HTML
3 21 (14.00%) .NET
4 18 (12.00%) React
5 17 (11.33%) Sass
6 12 (8.00%) AngularJS
6 12 (8.00%) Semantic HTML
7 7 (4.67%) RESTful
7 7 (4.67%) Web Services
7 7 (4.67%) XML
8 6 (4.00%) jQuery
9 5 (3.33%) Vue.js
10 4 (2.67%) HTML5
10 4 (2.67%) JSON
10 4 (2.67%) Laravel
10 4 (2.67%) LESS
11 3 (2.00%) OLE
11 3 (2.00%) Spring
11 3 (2.00%) XSLT
12 2 (1.33%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 30 (20.00%) Self-Motivation
2 19 (12.67%) Device Driver
3 11 (7.33%) Management Information System
4 9 (6.00%) Data Protection Act
5 5 (3.33%) User Experience
6 3 (2.00%) Robotics
7 2 (1.33%) PKI
7 2 (1.33%) STB
8 1 (0.67%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.67%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.67%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.67%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.67%) Replication
8 1 (0.67%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 18 (12.00%) Windows
2 11 (7.33%) Windows Server
3 7 (4.67%) Linux
4 3 (2.00%) Android
4 3 (2.00%) Mac OS
5 2 (1.33%) Ubuntu
5 2 (1.33%) Windows 10
5 2 (1.33%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.67%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.67%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.67%) Unix
6 1 (0.67%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.67%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (22.00%) Computer Science
2 32 (21.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 31 (20.67%) Agile
4 30 (20.00%) Software Engineering
5 27 (18.00%) Migration
6 24 (16.00%) Mathematics
7 21 (14.00%) Regression Testing
8 19 (12.67%) Device Driver Development
8 19 (12.67%) Manufacturing Engineering
9 18 (12.00%) CI/CD
10 17 (11.33%) Artificial Intelligence
10 17 (11.33%) Machine Learning
11 15 (10.00%) DevOps
11 15 (10.00%) Microservices
12 14 (9.33%) Service Delivery
13 13 (8.67%) ITIL
14 12 (8.00%) Mentoring
14 12 (8.00%) Problem Management
15 10 (6.67%) Infrastructure as Code
16 9 (6.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 37 (24.67%) SQL
2 28 (18.67%) C#
3 16 (10.67%) C++
3 16 (10.67%) Java
4 14 (9.33%) JavaScript
5 8 (5.33%) PHP
6 7 (4.67%) Python
7 4 (2.67%) R
8 3 (2.00%) PL/SQL
8 3 (2.00%) VB.NET
9 2 (1.33%) C
9 2 (1.33%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.33%) T-SQL
9 2 (1.33%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.67%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.67%) VBA
Qualifications
1 40 (26.67%) Degree
2 5 (3.33%) HND
3 4 (2.67%) DBS Check
3 4 (2.67%) Numerate Degree
3 4 (2.67%) PhD
4 3 (2.00%) HNC
5 2 (1.33%) CCNA
5 2 (1.33%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.33%) IIBA
5 2 (1.33%) ISEB
5 2 (1.33%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (1.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (1.33%) MCP
5 2 (1.33%) MCSA
5 2 (1.33%) MCSE
5 2 (1.33%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.67%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.67%) PMP
6 1 (0.67%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (8.67%) QA
2 7 (4.67%) SLA
3 4 (2.67%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 4 (2.67%) Good Clinical Practice
4 3 (2.00%) CDISC
5 1 (0.67%) GDPR
5 1 (0.67%) PMO
System Software
1 10 (6.67%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.67%) Varnish
2 4 (2.67%) VirtualBox
3 2 (1.33%) Docker
3 2 (1.33%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.33%) vSphere
4 1 (0.67%) Citrix Hypervisor
4 1 (0.67%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.67%) XenApp
4 1 (0.67%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (4.00%) Ansible
1 6 (4.00%) Terraform
2 3 (2.00%) MOM
3 1 (0.67%) Kibana
3 1 (0.67%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (0.67%) Nagios
3 1 (0.67%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.67%) SafeCom
3 1 (0.67%) SCOM
3 1 (0.67%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 30 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (6.00%) Oracle
3 8 (5.33%) Northgate
4 6 (4.00%) Google
5 5 (3.33%) VMware
6 4 (2.67%) Adobe
6 4 (2.67%) Cisco
6 4 (2.67%) NEC
6 4 (2.67%) New Relic
7 2 (1.33%) CheckPoint
7 2 (1.33%) Citrix
7 2 (1.33%) F5
8 1 (0.67%) BroadSoft
8 1 (0.67%) ConnectWise
8 1 (0.67%) Ivanti
8 1 (0.67%) McAfee
8 1 (0.67%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.67%) Symantec
8 1 (0.67%) ThinPrint
8 1 (0.67%) Wyse