Period
to 20 November 2018

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

Problem-Solving
England > North East
6 months to
20 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 12 21 21
Rank change year-on-year +9 0 +11
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 192 129 135
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 13.45% 9.42% 9.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 14.40% 10.40% 10.54%
Number of salaries quoted 165 114 112
North East median annual salary £42,500 £37,000 £38,450
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.86% -3.77% +9.86%
10th Percentile £17,137 £26,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £51,250 £67,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%

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 1,333 1,240 1,281
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 93.41% 90.58% 85.80%
Number of salaries quoted 1,073 1,074 1,084
North East median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £22,250 £23,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £59,625
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 North East

Job postings citing Problem-Solving as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT 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

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Problem-Solving in the North East over the 6 months to 20 November 2018.

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 20 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
Tyne and Wear +11 170 £43,653 +19.60% 41
Durham +1 20 £33,000 -22.35% 8
Northumberland +7 1 - -
Problem-Solving
England

For the 6 months to 20 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 North East region with a requirement for Problem-Solving.

1 90 (46.88%) Agile Software Development
2 80 (41.67%) Analytical Skills
3 62 (32.29%) Mentoring
3 62 (32.29%) JavaScript
4 61 (31.77%) HTML
5 50 (26.04%) C#
6 48 (25.00%) SQL
7 42 (21.88%) Java
8 40 (20.83%) Git (software)
9 36 (18.75%) MVC
9 36 (18.75%) Degree
10 35 (18.23%) Windows
11 32 (16.67%) Web Services
11 32 (16.67%) AngularJS
12 31 (16.15%) Linux
12 31 (16.15%) Scrum
13 29 (15.10%) Billing
14 28 (14.58%) Windows Server
15 27 (14.06%) C++
16 26 (13.54%) Manufacturing
17 25 (13.02%) Migration
17 25 (13.02%) Microsoft
17 25 (13.02%) Team Foundation Server
18 24 (12.50%) SOA
18 24 (12.50%) T-SQL
18 24 (12.50%) XSLT
18 24 (12.50%) Active Directory
19 23 (11.98%) HTML5
20 22 (11.46%) Coaching
20 22 (11.46%) Service Management

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 7 (3.65%) SharePoint
2 6 (3.13%) Confluence
3 5 (2.60%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (2.60%) MS Exchange
4 3 (1.56%) CMS
4 3 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (1.04%) Apache Solr
5 2 (1.04%) SAS
5 2 (1.04%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.52%) Drupal
6 1 (0.52%) IIS
6 1 (0.52%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.52%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.52%) WordPress
Applications
1 7 (3.65%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.52%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.52%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.52%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.52%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 17 (8.85%) Office 365
2 16 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (5.21%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (5.21%) Azure Active Directory
4 6 (3.13%) SaaS
5 4 (2.08%) PaaS
6 1 (0.52%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.52%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.13%) Firewall
1 6 (3.13%) LAN
2 5 (2.60%) WAN
3 2 (1.04%) HTTP
3 2 (1.04%) SMS
3 2 (1.04%) VoIP
3 2 (1.04%) VPN
4 1 (0.52%) DHCP
4 1 (0.52%) Internet
4 1 (0.52%) Intranet
4 1 (0.52%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (0.52%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.52%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (6.77%) MongoDB
2 8 (4.17%) Relational Database
3 5 (2.60%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (2.60%) MySQL
3 5 (2.60%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (2.60%) SQL Server
4 4 (2.08%) NoSQL
4 4 (2.08%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.04%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.04%) QlikView
5 2 (1.04%) SQLPlus
6 1 (0.52%) DecisionStream
6 1 (0.52%) RavenDB
6 1 (0.52%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 1 (0.52%) Spotfire
6 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 40 (20.83%) Git (software)
2 25 (13.02%) Team Foundation Server
3 14 (7.29%) Selenium
4 13 (6.77%) Cucumber
5 10 (5.21%) Gatling
5 10 (5.21%) JMeter
5 10 (5.21%) LoadRunner
6 6 (3.13%) JIRA
6 6 (3.13%) Subversion
7 5 (2.60%) Jenkins
8 3 (1.56%) Bitbucket
8 3 (1.56%) GitLab
8 3 (1.56%) Gradle
8 3 (1.56%) JUnit
8 3 (1.56%) Maven
9 2 (1.04%) Visual Studio
10 1 (0.52%) gulp
10 1 (0.52%) ProC
10 1 (0.52%) SoapUI
10 1 (0.52%) TestNG
General
1 29 (15.10%) Billing
2 26 (13.54%) Manufacturing
3 6 (3.13%) Retail
4 5 (2.60%) Automotive
5 3 (1.56%) Advertising
5 3 (1.56%) Marketing
6 2 (1.04%) Electronics
6 2 (1.04%) Finance
6 2 (1.04%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.52%) Banking
7 1 (0.52%) Games
7 1 (0.52%) Law
Job Titles
1 38 (19.79%) Analyst
2 30 (15.63%) Developer
3 27 (14.06%) Architect
4 24 (12.50%) Applications Architect
5 17 (8.85%) Support Engineer
6 13 (6.77%) Software Engineer
7 12 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 12 (6.25%) Infrastructure Support
7 12 (6.25%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 12 (6.25%) IT Support
7 12 (6.25%) Test Analyst
8 11 (5.73%) Business Analyst
8 11 (5.73%) IT Engineer
8 11 (5.73%) IT Support Engineer
8 11 (5.73%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 11 (5.73%) Senior Infrastructure Support Engineer
8 11 (5.73%) Senior Server Engineer
8 11 (5.73%) Senior Server Support Engineer
8 11 (5.73%) Server Engineer
8 11 (5.73%) Server Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (31.77%) HTML
2 32 (16.67%) AngularJS
2 32 (16.67%) Web Services
3 24 (12.50%) XSLT
4 23 (11.98%) HTML5
5 21 (10.94%) CSS
6 14 (7.29%) .NET
6 14 (7.29%) Node.js
7 13 (6.77%) Unity (Game Engine)
8 12 (6.25%) jQuery
9 11 (5.73%) Gherkin
10 10 (5.21%) Sass
11 7 (3.65%) ASP.NET
11 7 (3.65%) CSS3
12 6 (3.13%) Spring
13 5 (2.60%) .NET Framework
13 5 (2.60%) Django
13 5 (2.60%) JSON
13 5 (2.60%) Laravel
13 5 (2.60%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 80 (41.67%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (4.17%) Greenfield Project
3 6 (3.13%) User Experience
4 5 (2.60%) Linux Command Line
5 4 (2.08%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (1.56%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.04%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.04%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.04%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.04%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.52%) Analytical Mindset
8 1 (0.52%) Credit Risk
8 1 (0.52%) Fintech
8 1 (0.52%) Podcast
8 1 (0.52%) Social Media
8 1 (0.52%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 35 (18.23%) Windows
2 31 (16.15%) Linux
3 28 (14.58%) Windows Server
4 12 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
4 12 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (5.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (5.21%) Windows 10
7 5 (2.60%) Unix
8 1 (0.52%) Android
8 1 (0.52%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.52%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (46.88%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (32.29%) Mentoring
3 36 (18.75%) MVC
4 31 (16.15%) Scrum
5 25 (13.02%) Migration
6 24 (12.50%) SOA
7 22 (11.46%) Coaching
7 22 (11.46%) Service Management
8 21 (10.94%) Software Engineering
9 20 (10.42%) TDD
10 17 (8.85%) Analytics
11 16 (8.33%) Digital Transformation Programme
11 16 (8.33%) Test Automation
12 15 (7.81%) ITIL
13 13 (6.77%) BDD
13 13 (6.77%) SDLC
13 13 (6.77%) Web Development
14 12 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 12 (6.25%) Server Management
15 11 (5.73%) Exploratory Testing
Programming Languages
1 62 (32.29%) JavaScript
2 50 (26.04%) C#
3 48 (25.00%) SQL
4 42 (21.88%) Java
5 27 (14.06%) C++
6 24 (12.50%) T-SQL
7 18 (9.38%) Python
8 11 (5.73%) PowerShell
9 10 (5.21%) PHP
10 3 (1.56%) Shell Script
11 2 (1.04%) Java 8
11 2 (1.04%) VBA
12 1 (0.52%) Apple Swift
12 1 (0.52%) ES6
12 1 (0.52%) Groovy
12 1 (0.52%) Korn
12 1 (0.52%) R
12 1 (0.52%) Ruby
12 1 (0.52%) Scala
12 1 (0.52%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 36 (18.75%) Degree
2 9 (4.69%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (3.65%) MCSE
4 6 (3.13%) CISSP
4 6 (3.13%) CompTIA Security+
4 6 (3.13%) MCSA
5 3 (1.56%) DBS Check
6 2 (1.04%) HND
6 2 (1.04%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.04%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.52%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.52%) CCNA
7 1 (0.52%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.52%) CISM
7 1 (0.52%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.52%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.52%) MCITP
7 1 (0.52%) MCP
7 1 (0.52%) NVQ Level 4
7 1 (0.52%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.73%) SLA
2 8 (4.17%) QA
3 2 (1.04%) GDPR
3 2 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.52%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 24 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 8 (4.17%) Docker
3 4 (2.08%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.04%) Firmware
5 1 (0.52%) EMC RecoverPoint
5 1 (0.52%) Terminal Server
5 1 (0.52%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (1.56%) Backup Exec
2 2 (1.04%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.52%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (0.52%) NetBackup
3 1 (0.52%) Puppet
3 1 (0.52%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.52%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 25 (13.02%) Microsoft
2 16 (8.33%) VMware
3 11 (5.73%) HP
3 11 (5.73%) Red Hat
4 5 (2.60%) Cisco
5 4 (2.08%) Citrix
5 4 (2.08%) Oracle
6 3 (1.56%) Veeam
7 2 (1.04%) Apple
7 2 (1.04%) Meraki
7 2 (1.04%) Tableau
8 1 (0.52%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.52%) BMC
8 1 (0.52%) Cognos
8 1 (0.52%) IBM
8 1 (0.52%) Minitab
8 1 (0.52%) Mitel
8 1 (0.52%) SAP
8 1 (0.52%) Sitecore
8 1 (0.52%) Zend