Period
to 16 April 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 16 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Problem-Solving
England > North East
6 months to
16 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 18 10 11
Rank change year-on-year -8 +1 +17
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 99 150 190
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North East 9.01% 11.52% 14.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.03% 12.58% 15.51%
Number of salaries quoted 53 73 106
10th Percentile £29,000 £25,150 £17,137
25th Percentile £35,500 £31,411 £26,992
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £40,000 £41,000
Median % change year-on-year +12.50% -2.44% -2.96%
75th Percentile £60,000 £50,000 £50,000
90th Percentile £66,000 £57,500 £60,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +3.38%

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 987 1,192 1,225
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 89.81% 91.55% 92.59%
Number of salaries quoted 758 890 927
10th Percentile £29,175 £24,000 £25,000
25th Percentile £33,750 £32,500 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £41,500 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year +8.43% +3.75% -
75th Percentile £57,500 £52,500 £52,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £63,750
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 16 April 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 16 April 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 -6 79 £43,750 +9.38% 30
Durham -2 17 £51,250 +20.59% 18
Northumberland -1 2 - - 2
Problem-Solving
England

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 38 (38.38%) Microsoft
2 29 (29.29%) Network+ Certification
3 25 (25.25%) Linux
4 24 (24.24%) Wireless
5 22 (22.22%) Windows
6 20 (20.20%) Linux+ Certification
6 20 (20.20%) Analytical Skills
7 19 (19.19%) CompTIA Security+
7 19 (19.19%) A+ Certification
8 18 (18.18%) Cisco
9 17 (17.17%) Cisco Certification
10 16 (16.16%) Windows Server
11 15 (15.15%) Active Directory
11 15 (15.15%) Azure
11 15 (15.15%) DevOps
12 14 (14.14%) SQL
13 12 (12.12%) DNS
13 12 (12.12%) Finance
13 12 (12.12%) Agile Software Development
13 12 (12.12%) Degree
14 11 (11.11%) Cybersecurity
15 10 (10.10%) Server+ Certification
15 10 (10.10%) CCNA
15 10 (10.10%) AWS
15 10 (10.10%) Time Management
16 9 (9.09%) Ethical Hacking
16 9 (9.09%) Penetration Testing
16 9 (9.09%) SQL Server
16 9 (9.09%) Data Security
17 8 (8.08%) PRINCE2

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 (5.05%) Apache
2 2 (2.02%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (2.02%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.01%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (4.04%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.02%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.01%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 15 (15.15%) Azure
2 10 (10.10%) AWS
3 8 (8.08%) Microsoft 365
4 4 (4.04%) OneDrive
5 3 (3.03%) Azure Data Factory
5 3 (3.03%) IaaS
6 2 (2.02%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 2 (2.02%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (2.02%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 2 (2.02%) Amazon ELB
6 2 (2.02%) Amazon S3
6 2 (2.02%) Amazon SQS
6 2 (2.02%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (2.02%) Power Platform
6 2 (2.02%) SaaS
7 1 (1.01%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (1.01%) GCP
7 1 (1.01%) GitHub
7 1 (1.01%) NuGet
7 1 (1.01%) SonarCloud
Communications & Networking
1 24 (24.24%) Wireless
2 12 (12.12%) DNS
3 7 (7.07%) BGP
3 7 (7.07%) Firewall
3 7 (7.07%) OSPF
3 7 (7.07%) VLAN
4 6 (6.06%) Cisco ASA
4 6 (6.06%) DHCP
4 6 (6.06%) ISDN
5 5 (5.05%) SSL
6 4 (4.04%) Remote Desktop
7 2 (2.02%) TCP/IP
8 1 (1.01%) HTTP
8 1 (1.01%) Network Security
8 1 (1.01%) SAN
8 1 (1.01%) SMTP
8 1 (1.01%) Structured Cabling
8 1 (1.01%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.05%) MySQL
3 4 (4.04%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (3.03%) Azure SQL Database
4 3 (3.03%) Snowflake Schema
4 3 (3.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (3.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (2.02%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (2.02%) MongoDB
5 2 (2.02%) RDBMS
5 2 (2.02%) Redis
5 2 (2.02%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.01%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (1.01%) OLAP
6 1 (1.01%) Power BI
6 1 (1.01%) Qlik Sense
6 1 (1.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 6 (6.06%) Team Foundation Server
1 6 (6.06%) Visual Studio Team System
2 2 (2.02%) JIRA
3 1 (1.01%) Chocolatey
3 1 (1.01%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.01%) GitLab
3 1 (1.01%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.01%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (1.01%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (12.12%) Finance
2 7 (7.07%) Telecoms
3 6 (6.06%) Public Sector
4 5 (5.05%) Games
4 5 (5.05%) Marketing
5 4 (4.04%) Electronics
5 4 (4.04%) Law
6 3 (3.03%) Legal
7 2 (2.02%) Local Government
7 2 (2.02%) Police
7 2 (2.02%) Publishing
7 2 (2.02%) Retail
8 1 (1.01%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 19 (19.19%) Trainee
2 14 (14.14%) Developer
3 13 (13.13%) IT Engineer
4 11 (11.11%) IT Support
4 11 (11.11%) IT Support Engineer
4 11 (11.11%) Support Engineer
5 10 (10.10%) Administrator
5 10 (10.10%) Network Administrator
5 10 (10.10%) Trainee Administrator
5 10 (10.10%) Trainee Network Administrator
6 9 (9.09%) Ethical Hacker
7 8 (8.08%) IT Administrator
8 7 (7.07%) Network Engineer
8 7 (7.07%) Software Developer
8 7 (7.07%) Telecoms Engineer
9 6 (6.06%) Azure Engineer
9 6 (6.06%) Cloud Engineer
9 6 (6.06%) DevOps Engineer
9 6 (6.06%) Senior Network Engineer
9 6 (6.06%) Senior Telecoms Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.07%) HTML
2 6 (6.06%) CSS
2 6 (6.06%) Spring
3 5 (5.05%) Apache Flex
3 5 (5.05%) Kafka
4 4 (4.04%) .NET
4 4 (4.04%) jQuery
5 3 (3.03%) .NET Core
6 2 (2.02%) Memcached
6 2 (2.02%) RabbitMQ
7 1 (1.01%) Play Framework
7 1 (1.01%) REST
7 1 (1.01%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (20.20%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (7.07%) User Experience
3 6 (6.06%) Greenfield Project
4 5 (5.05%) Driving Licence
5 4 (4.04%) Management Information System
6 3 (3.03%) Video\Live Streaming
7 2 (2.02%) Anti-Piracy
7 2 (2.02%) Cybercrime
7 2 (2.02%) Cyberthreat
7 2 (2.02%) IVR
7 2 (2.02%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (1.01%) Analytical Mindset
8 1 (1.01%) CCTV
8 1 (1.01%) Data Centre
8 1 (1.01%) EPoS
8 1 (1.01%) Mobile App
8 1 (1.01%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 25 (25.25%) Linux
2 22 (22.22%) Windows
3 16 (16.16%) Windows Server
4 6 (6.06%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (2.02%) Android
6 1 (1.01%) Solaris
6 1 (1.01%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (15.15%) DevOps
2 12 (12.12%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (11.11%) Cybersecurity
4 10 (10.10%) Time Management
5 9 (9.09%) Data Security
5 9 (9.09%) Ethical Hacking
5 9 (9.09%) Penetration Testing
6 8 (8.08%) Computer Science
6 8 (8.08%) Continuous Improvement
6 8 (8.08%) PRINCE2
7 7 (7.07%) Infrastructure as Code
7 7 (7.07%) Presales
7 7 (7.07%) Virtual Infrastructure
8 6 (6.06%) Creative Thinking
8 6 (6.06%) Customer Requirements
8 6 (6.06%) Infrastructure Automation
8 6 (6.06%) IT Strategy
8 6 (6.06%) Preventative Maintenance
8 6 (6.06%) Proactive Monitoring
8 6 (6.06%) Strategic Thinking
Programming Languages
1 14 (14.14%) SQL
2 7 (7.07%) Java
2 7 (7.07%) JavaScript
3 5 (5.05%) C
3 5 (5.05%) PowerShell
4 3 (3.03%) C#
5 2 (2.02%) Bash Shell
5 2 (2.02%) Groovy
5 2 (2.02%) PHP
5 2 (2.02%) Scala
6 1 (1.01%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 29 (29.29%) Network+ Certification
2 20 (20.20%) Linux+ Certification
3 19 (19.19%) A+ Certification
3 19 (19.19%) CompTIA Security+
4 17 (17.17%) Cisco Certification
5 12 (12.12%) Degree
6 10 (10.10%) CCNA
6 10 (10.10%) Server+ Certification
7 7 (7.07%) CCNP
8 1 (1.01%) HND
8 1 (1.01%) ISTQB
8 1 (1.01%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.07%) QA
2 4 (4.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.02%) Cyber Essentials
3 2 (2.02%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 2 (2.02%) GDPR
3 2 (2.02%) PCI DSS
3 2 (2.02%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (15.15%) Active Directory
2 6 (6.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (5.05%) Hyper-V
3 5 (5.05%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (1.01%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (1.01%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (1.01%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.01%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (6.06%) Opscode Chef
1 6 (6.06%) SmoothWall
1 6 (6.06%) Terraform
2 5 (5.05%) Ansible
3 1 (1.01%) HP Fortify
3 1 (1.01%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (1.01%) Puppet
Vendors
1 38 (38.38%) Microsoft
2 18 (18.18%) Cisco
3 7 (7.07%) HP
3 7 (7.07%) Mitel
3 7 (7.07%) VMware
4 6 (6.06%) Meraki
4 6 (6.06%) ProCurve
4 6 (6.06%) Ruckus Wireless
5 5 (5.05%) Citrix
6 4 (4.04%) Zerto
7 3 (3.03%) Informatica
8 2 (2.02%) Atlassian
8 2 (2.02%) Oracle
9 1 (1.01%) Asigra
9 1 (1.01%) Google
9 1 (1.01%) Nimble Storage
9 1 (1.01%) Veeam
9 1 (1.01%) Veracode