Period
to 22 January 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 22 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Problem-Solving
England > North East
6 months to
22 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 25 6 12
Rank change year-on-year -19 +6 +14
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 63 202 193
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North East 6.72% 15.88% 14.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.46% 17.15% 15.29%
Number of salaries quoted 54 88 160
Median annual salary £43,750 £40,000 £43,341
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.38% -7.71% +11.13%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,975 £17,137
90th Percentile £72,500 £60,500 £65,155
England median annual salary £53,000 £50,000 £49,000
% change year-on-year +6.00% +2.04% +8.89%

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 844 1,178 1,262
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 90.07% 92.61% 93.90%
Number of salaries quoted 702 852 1,016
Median annual salary £45,000 £41,500 £42,291
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.43% -1.87% +5.73%
10th Percentile £29,000 £25,750 £24,125
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,784 £66,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%

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 22 January 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 22 January 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 -15 49 £45,000 +9.95% 25
Durham -20 12 £38,000 -5.00% 4
Northumberland - 2 - -
Problem-Solving
England

For the 6 months to 22 January 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 22 (34.92%) Microsoft
2 18 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (26.98%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (22.22%) Windows
5 13 (20.63%) JavaScript
6 12 (19.05%) Cisco
7 11 (17.46%) HTML
7 11 (17.46%) Degree
8 10 (15.87%) Mentoring
8 10 (15.87%) Linux
8 10 (15.87%) Active Directory
8 10 (15.87%) Cisco Certification
8 10 (15.87%) Wireless
8 10 (15.87%) Telecoms
8 10 (15.87%) Windows Server
9 9 (14.29%) Finance
9 9 (14.29%) DNS
9 9 (14.29%) C#
9 9 (14.29%) SQL
9 9 (14.29%) DevOps
9 9 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
10 8 (12.70%) DHCP
10 8 (12.70%) HP
10 8 (12.70%) Games
11 7 (11.11%) Mitel
11 7 (11.11%) Network+ Certification
11 7 (11.11%) CCNP
11 7 (11.11%) OSPF
11 7 (11.11%) BGP
11 7 (11.11%) Java

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 5 (7.94%) Apache
2 2 (3.17%) CMS
2 2 (3.17%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.59%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.59%) Umbraco
Applications
1 4 (6.35%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.59%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.59%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.59%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.94%) AWS
2 4 (6.35%) Azure
2 4 (6.35%) SaaS
3 3 (4.76%) Dynamics 365
3 3 (4.76%) PaaS
3 3 (4.76%) Power Platform
4 2 (3.17%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 2 (3.17%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (3.17%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 2 (3.17%) Amazon ELB
4 2 (3.17%) Amazon S3
4 2 (3.17%) Amazon SQS
4 2 (3.17%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (3.17%) PowerApps
5 1 (1.59%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (15.87%) Wireless
2 9 (14.29%) DNS
3 8 (12.70%) DHCP
4 7 (11.11%) BGP
4 7 (11.11%) OSPF
4 7 (11.11%) VLAN
5 6 (9.52%) Cisco ASA
5 6 (9.52%) ISDN
6 4 (6.35%) Internet
7 2 (3.17%) Network Security
7 2 (3.17%) TCP/IP
7 2 (3.17%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.52%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.94%) MongoDB
2 5 (7.94%) MySQL
3 3 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (4.76%) NoSQL
4 2 (3.17%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (3.17%) Power BI
4 2 (3.17%) RDBMS
4 2 (3.17%) Redis
4 2 (3.17%) Relational Database
4 2 (3.17%) Snowflake Schema
4 2 (3.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (3.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.59%) OLAP
5 1 (1.59%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 6 (9.52%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (6.35%) Git (software)
3 2 (3.17%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (1.59%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (1.59%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 10 (15.87%) Telecoms
2 9 (14.29%) Finance
3 8 (12.70%) Games
4 5 (7.94%) Manufacturing
5 4 (6.35%) Automotive
6 3 (4.76%) Law
7 2 (3.17%) Electronics
7 2 (3.17%) Legal
7 2 (3.17%) Marketing
8 1 (1.59%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 12 (19.05%) Developer
2 7 (11.11%) Network Engineer
2 7 (11.11%) Telecoms Engineer
3 6 (9.52%) Senior Network Engineer
3 6 (9.52%) Senior Telecoms Engineer
4 5 (7.94%) DevOps Engineer
5 4 (6.35%) Architect
5 4 (6.35%) Associate Director
5 4 (6.35%) IT Engineer
5 4 (6.35%) IT Support
5 4 (6.35%) IT Support Engineer
5 4 (6.35%) Senior DevOps
5 4 (6.35%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 4 (6.35%) Support Engineer
5 4 (6.35%) Technical Director
5 4 (6.35%) Trainee
6 3 (4.76%) Administrator
6 3 (4.76%) IT Manager
6 3 (4.76%) Network Administrator
6 3 (4.76%) Trainee Network Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (17.46%) HTML
2 5 (7.94%) Apache Flex
2 5 (7.94%) CSS
2 5 (7.94%) Kafka
2 5 (7.94%) Spring
2 5 (7.94%) Web Services
3 4 (6.35%) HTML5
4 3 (4.76%) .NET
4 3 (4.76%) AngularJS
4 3 (4.76%) Node.js
4 3 (4.76%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 3 (4.76%) XSLT
5 2 (3.17%) .NET Framework
5 2 (3.17%) jQuery
5 2 (3.17%) Memcached
5 2 (3.17%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (1.59%) CSS3
6 1 (1.59%) Play Framework
6 1 (1.59%) REST
6 1 (1.59%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 18 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (11.11%) Self-Motivation
3 5 (7.94%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (4.76%) Blog
4 3 (4.76%) User Experience
5 2 (3.17%) Anti-Piracy
5 2 (3.17%) Driving Licence
5 2 (3.17%) Video\Live Streaming
6 1 (1.59%) Analytical Mindset
6 1 (1.59%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.59%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 14 (22.22%) Windows
2 10 (15.87%) Linux
2 10 (15.87%) Windows Server
3 2 (3.17%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.59%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.59%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (26.98%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (15.87%) Mentoring
3 9 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
3 9 (14.29%) DevOps
4 7 (11.11%) High Availability
4 7 (11.11%) Presales
5 6 (9.52%) Coaching
5 6 (9.52%) Creative Thinking
5 6 (9.52%) Customer Requirements
5 6 (9.52%) ITIL
5 6 (9.52%) Project Management
5 6 (9.52%) Software Engineering
5 6 (9.52%) Virtual Infrastructure
6 5 (7.94%) Computer Science
6 5 (7.94%) Infrastructure as Code
6 5 (7.94%) Visualisation
6 5 (7.94%) Web Development
7 4 (6.35%) ETL
7 4 (6.35%) Line Management
7 4 (6.35%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 13 (20.63%) JavaScript
2 9 (14.29%) C#
2 9 (14.29%) SQL
3 7 (11.11%) Java
4 4 (6.35%) C++
4 4 (6.35%) Python
4 4 (6.35%) T-SQL
5 3 (4.76%) C
6 2 (3.17%) PHP
6 2 (3.17%) Scala
7 1 (1.59%) Java 8
7 1 (1.59%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 11 (17.46%) Degree
2 10 (15.87%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (11.11%) CCNP
3 7 (11.11%) Network+ Certification
4 6 (9.52%) Linux+ Certification
5 4 (6.35%) A+ Certification
5 4 (6.35%) CompTIA Security+
6 3 (4.76%) CCNA
6 3 (4.76%) MCSA
6 3 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (4.76%) Server+ Certification
7 2 (3.17%) MCSE
8 1 (1.59%) HND
8 1 (1.59%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.59%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.76%) QA
2 1 (1.59%) COBIT
System Software
1 10 (15.87%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.17%) NFS
3 2 (3.17%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (3.17%) vSphere
4 1 (1.59%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (9.52%) SmoothWall
2 5 (7.94%) Ansible
2 5 (7.94%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (3.17%) Terraform
Vendors
1 22 (34.92%) Microsoft
2 12 (19.05%) Cisco
3 8 (12.70%) HP
4 7 (11.11%) Mitel
5 6 (9.52%) Meraki
5 6 (9.52%) ProCurve
5 6 (9.52%) Ruckus Wireless
6 4 (6.35%) VMware
7 3 (4.76%) NVIDIA
8 2 (3.17%) Informatica
8 2 (3.17%) QAD
8 2 (3.17%) SAP
9 1 (1.59%) Nasuni
9 1 (1.59%) Xamarin