Period
to 3 August 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North of England 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 3 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Problem-Solving
England > North of England
6 months to
3 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 20 14 18
Rank change year-on-year -6 +4 +3
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 900 2,211 2,272
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North of England 9.53% 11.34% 9.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.34% 12.25% 10.48%
Number of salaries quoted 697 1,432 1,849
Median annual salary £42,500 £39,250 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.28% -3.09% +8.00%
10th Percentile £27,500 £22,775 £21,993
90th Percentile £66,250 £65,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% 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 of England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North of England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 8,700 18,050 21,682
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North of England 92.14% 92.58% 92.45%
Number of salaries quoted 7,190 13,752 17,792
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +4.88%
10th Percentile £30,000 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

Problem-Solving
Job Vacancy Trend in the North of England

Job postings citing Problem-Solving as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the North of England.

Job vacancy trend for Problem-Solving in the North of England

Problem-Solving
Salary Trend in the North of England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Problem-Solving in the North of England.

Salary trend for Problem-Solving in the North of England

Problem-Solving
Salary Histogram in the North of England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Problem-Solving in the North of England over the 6 months to 3 August 2020.

Salary histogram for Problem-Solving in the North of England

Problem-Solving
Job Locations in the North of England

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 of England region over the 6 months to 3 August 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
North West -6 486 £42,500 +6.25% 78
Yorkshire +9 323 £42,500 +13.33% 45
North East -1 91 £40,000 +5.26% 23
Problem-Solving
England

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 of England region with a requirement for Problem-Solving.

1 345 (38.33%) Analytical Skills
2 309 (34.33%) Agile Software Development
3 258 (28.67%) SQL
4 209 (23.22%) Microsoft
5 195 (21.67%) JavaScript
6 192 (21.33%) C#
7 165 (18.33%) Finance
8 162 (18.00%) Degree
9 153 (17.00%) HTML
10 147 (16.33%) SQL Server
11 146 (16.22%) .NET
12 144 (16.00%) Windows
13 127 (14.11%) Java
14 118 (13.11%) CSS
15 116 (12.89%) Software Engineering
15 116 (12.89%) DevOps
16 113 (12.56%) Azure
17 109 (12.11%) ITIL
18 90 (10.00%) Git (software)
19 84 (9.33%) Project Management
20 81 (9.00%) Retail
21 80 (8.89%) Linux
21 80 (8.89%) AWS
22 77 (8.56%) Active Directory
23 72 (8.00%) MVC
24 71 (7.89%) Management Information System
25 69 (7.67%) Self-Motivation
26 68 (7.56%) Business Intelligence
26 68 (7.56%) SDLC
27 67 (7.44%) Python

Problem-Solving
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North of England 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 57 (6.33%) SharePoint
2 41 (4.56%) MS Exchange
3 40 (4.44%) IIS
4 23 (2.56%) Confluence
5 14 (1.56%) Skype for Business
6 10 (1.11%) Elasticsearch
7 9 (1.00%) CMS
7 9 (1.00%) nginx
8 8 (0.89%) Apache
9 6 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2010
9 6 (0.67%) ExpressionEngine
10 5 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2013
10 5 (0.56%) WordPress
11 4 (0.44%) EPiServer
11 4 (0.44%) Tomcat
11 4 (0.44%) WebLogic
12 3 (0.33%) JBoss
13 2 (0.22%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 2 (0.22%) Apache Spark
13 2 (0.22%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 56 (6.22%) Microsoft Office
2 46 (5.11%) Microsoft Excel
3 20 (2.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 13 (1.44%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.56%) Adobe Illustrator
5 5 (0.56%) Photoshop
5 5 (0.56%) Sketch
6 3 (0.33%) Microsoft Project
7 2 (0.22%) InVision
8 1 (0.11%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.11%) OmniGraffle
8 1 (0.11%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 7 (0.78%) Magento
2 6 (0.67%) assyst
2 6 (0.67%) Carpe Diem
2 6 (0.67%) Elite 3E
2 6 (0.67%) Unit4 Business World
3 5 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.56%) Relativity
3 5 (0.56%) Ringtail
3 5 (0.56%) SAP ERP
4 4 (0.44%) NetSuite
5 3 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.33%) Teamcenter
6 2 (0.22%) Adobe Campaign
6 2 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.22%) Oracle ERP
6 2 (0.22%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.11%) Q-Pulse
7 1 (0.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 113 (12.56%) Azure
2 80 (8.89%) AWS
3 65 (7.22%) Office 365
4 51 (5.67%) Power Platform
5 34 (3.78%) GCP
6 22 (2.44%) SaaS
7 15 (1.67%) IaaS
8 14 (1.56%) Cloud Computing
8 14 (1.56%) GitHub
9 11 (1.22%) Dynamics 365
10 10 (1.11%) PaaS
11 8 (0.89%) Azure Active Directory
12 7 (0.78%) Yammer
13 6 (0.67%) AWS CloudFormation
13 6 (0.67%) Firebase
13 6 (0.67%) npm
14 5 (0.56%) OneDrive
15 4 (0.44%) Amazon S3
15 4 (0.44%) G Suite
15 4 (0.44%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 41 (4.56%) WAN
2 36 (4.00%) LAN
3 32 (3.56%) Firewall
4 26 (2.89%) DNS
4 26 (2.89%) VPN
5 24 (2.67%) DHCP
6 22 (2.44%) Skype
7 21 (2.33%) Internet
7 21 (2.33%) SSL
8 20 (2.22%) TCP/IP
9 17 (1.89%) VoIP
10 15 (1.67%) SAN
11 14 (1.56%) VLAN
12 12 (1.33%) Network Security
13 10 (1.11%) Wi-Fi
14 8 (0.89%) BGP
14 8 (0.89%) HTTP
15 6 (0.67%) IPsec
15 6 (0.67%) OSPF
15 6 (0.67%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 147 (16.33%) SQL Server
2 59 (6.56%) MySQL
3 51 (5.67%) Power BI
3 51 (5.67%) Relational Database
4 41 (4.56%) NoSQL
5 35 (3.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 26 (2.89%) Oracle Database
7 25 (2.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 23 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
9 20 (2.22%) MongoDB
10 17 (1.89%) RDBMS
11 11 (1.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 10 (1.11%) SQL Server 2008
12 10 (1.11%) SQL Server 2012
13 8 (0.89%) SQL Server 2016
14 7 (0.78%) Redis
14 7 (0.78%) SQL Server 2014
15 6 (0.67%) Oracle Database 11g
15 6 (0.67%) QlikView
16 5 (0.56%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 90 (10.00%) Git (software)
2 65 (7.22%) JIRA
3 36 (4.00%) Jenkins
4 32 (3.56%) Team Foundation Server
5 31 (3.44%) Visual Studio
6 15 (1.67%) Subversion
7 14 (1.56%) Bitbucket
8 13 (1.44%) webpack
9 12 (1.33%) Maven
9 12 (1.33%) TeamCity
10 9 (1.00%) JUnit
10 9 (1.00%) Octopus Deploy
10 9 (1.00%) Selenium
10 9 (1.00%) SonarQube
10 9 (1.00%) Sonatype Nexus
11 7 (0.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 7 (0.78%) Grunt
11 7 (0.78%) gulp
12 6 (0.67%) PHPUnit
12 6 (0.67%) Protractor
General
1 165 (18.33%) Finance
2 81 (9.00%) Retail
3 50 (5.56%) Marketing
4 42 (4.67%) Manufacturing
5 35 (3.89%) Legal
6 32 (3.56%) Banking
7 30 (3.33%) Law
8 22 (2.44%) Local Government
9 19 (2.11%) Public Sector
10 18 (2.00%) Games
11 13 (1.44%) Telecoms
12 12 (1.33%) Automotive
13 11 (1.22%) Back Office
14 7 (0.78%) Publishing
14 7 (0.78%) Retail Banking
15 3 (0.33%) German Language
16 2 (0.22%) Billing
16 2 (0.22%) Financial Institution
16 2 (0.22%) Housing Association
17 1 (0.11%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 218 (24.22%) Developer
2 131 (14.56%) Analyst
3 59 (6.56%) Software Engineer
4 53 (5.89%) Architect
5 41 (4.56%) Senior Developer
5 41 (4.56%) Software Developer
6 37 (4.11%) PHP Developer
7 33 (3.67%) .NET Developer
8 32 (3.56%) Business Analyst
9 28 (3.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 25 (2.78%) Administrator
11 24 (2.67%) C# Developer
11 24 (2.67%) Solutions Architect
12 23 (2.56%) DevOps Engineer
13 22 (2.44%) Delivery Manager
14 21 (2.33%) IT Analyst
15 20 (2.22%) IT Manager
16 19 (2.11%) Cloud Engineer
16 19 (2.11%) Senior Software Engineer
16 19 (2.11%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 153 (17.00%) HTML
2 146 (16.22%) .NET
3 118 (13.11%) CSS
4 57 (6.33%) Node.js
5 56 (6.22%) ASP.NET
5 56 (6.22%) Web Services
6 55 (6.11%) AngularJS
7 52 (5.78%) .NET Framework
8 41 (4.56%) REST
8 41 (4.56%) XML
9 34 (3.78%) .NET Core
10 33 (3.67%) React
11 28 (3.11%) ASP.NET MVC
12 27 (3.00%) jQuery
13 25 (2.78%) HTML5
14 24 (2.67%) Entity Framework
14 24 (2.67%) RESTful
14 24 (2.67%) Sass
15 23 (2.56%) Spring
16 22 (2.44%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 345 (38.33%) Analytical Skills
2 71 (7.89%) Management Information System
3 69 (7.67%) Self-Motivation
4 63 (7.00%) User Experience
5 27 (3.00%) Mobile App
6 19 (2.11%) Data Centre
7 16 (1.78%) Driving Licence
8 13 (1.44%) Blog
8 13 (1.44%) NHS
9 12 (1.33%) PKI
9 12 (1.33%) Replication
10 10 (1.11%) CMDB
11 9 (1.00%) Analytical Mindset
11 9 (1.00%) Clustering
11 9 (1.00%) IVR
11 9 (1.00%) Mainframe
12 8 (0.89%) Cloud Native
12 8 (0.89%) Smartphone
13 7 (0.78%) Data Structures
13 7 (0.78%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 144 (16.00%) Windows
2 80 (8.89%) Linux
3 67 (7.44%) Windows Server
4 24 (2.67%) Windows 10
5 17 (1.89%) Unix
5 17 (1.89%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (1.11%) Android
6 10 (1.11%) Apple iOS
6 10 (1.11%) Windows Server 2016
7 9 (1.00%) Solaris
8 8 (0.89%) Windows 7
9 4 (0.44%) Windows Server 2019
10 3 (0.33%) Kali Linux
10 3 (0.33%) Mac OS
10 3 (0.33%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.22%) CentOS
11 2 (0.22%) DC/OS
11 2 (0.22%) Debian
11 2 (0.22%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.22%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 309 (34.33%) Agile Software Development
2 116 (12.89%) DevOps
2 116 (12.89%) Software Engineering
3 109 (12.11%) ITIL
4 84 (9.33%) Project Management
5 72 (8.00%) MVC
6 68 (7.56%) Business Intelligence
6 68 (7.56%) SDLC
7 65 (7.22%) Continuous Integration
7 65 (7.22%) Mentoring
8 64 (7.11%) Scrum
9 59 (6.56%) Test Automation
10 55 (6.11%) Continuous Improvement
11 54 (6.00%) Change Management
11 54 (6.00%) Requirements Gathering
11 54 (6.00%) Web Development
12 53 (5.89%) OO
13 51 (5.67%) Migration
14 50 (5.56%) Analytics
15 49 (5.44%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 258 (28.67%) SQL
2 195 (21.67%) JavaScript
3 192 (21.33%) C#
4 127 (14.11%) Java
5 67 (7.44%) Python
6 60 (6.67%) PHP
7 59 (6.56%) T-SQL
8 47 (5.22%) PowerShell
9 38 (4.22%) C++
10 28 (3.11%) TypeScript
11 25 (2.78%) Bash Shell
12 22 (2.44%) C
13 18 (2.00%) VB
14 15 (1.67%) Ruby
14 15 (1.67%) VBScript
15 14 (1.56%) ES6
16 11 (1.22%) PL/SQL
17 10 (1.11%) Perl
17 10 (1.11%) PHP 5
17 10 (1.11%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 162 (18.00%) Degree
2 47 (5.22%) Security Cleared
3 35 (3.89%) SC Cleared
4 23 (2.56%) Computer Science Degree
5 18 (2.00%) Cisco Certification
6 17 (1.89%) ITIL Certification
6 17 (1.89%) Microsoft Certification
7 16 (1.78%) DBS Check
8 13 (1.44%) CCNA
8 13 (1.44%) PhD
9 11 (1.22%) MCSE
10 8 (0.89%) DV Cleared
10 8 (0.89%) ISTQB
10 8 (0.89%) TOGAF Certification
11 7 (0.78%) CCNP
11 7 (0.78%) MCSA
12 6 (0.67%) AWS Certification
13 5 (0.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 4 (0.44%) CCSP
14 4 (0.44%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (4.44%) SLA
2 39 (4.33%) QA
3 23 (2.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 19 (2.11%) Data Quality
5 17 (1.89%) GDPR
6 9 (1.00%) PCI DSS
7 6 (0.67%) COBIT
8 5 (0.56%) ISO 9001
9 3 (0.33%) Cyber Essentials
9 3 (0.33%) PMO
10 2 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 1 (0.11%) IEC 61508
11 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 12207
11 1 (0.11%) RosettaNet
System Software
1 77 (8.56%) Active Directory
2 39 (4.33%) Docker
3 30 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (1.78%) Hyper-V
5 12 (1.33%) VMware ESXi
6 9 (1.00%) XenApp
7 6 (0.67%) Firmware
7 6 (0.67%) Virtual Desktop
8 5 (0.56%) KVM
9 4 (0.44%) vSphere
10 3 (0.33%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 3 (0.33%) NFS
10 3 (0.33%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.22%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 2 (0.22%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.11%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 31 (3.44%) Kubernetes
2 22 (2.44%) Terraform
3 18 (2.00%) Opscode Chef
4 17 (1.89%) Puppet
5 16 (1.78%) SCCM
6 12 (1.33%) Ansible
7 8 (0.89%) Cobbler
7 8 (0.89%) Tivoli
8 7 (0.78%) Cisco CUCM
8 7 (0.78%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 6 (0.67%) Microsoft Intune
10 5 (0.56%) FTK
10 5 (0.56%) Nessus
10 5 (0.56%) SCOM
10 5 (0.56%) SCOrch
11 4 (0.44%) FortiGate
11 4 (0.44%) Grafana
11 4 (0.44%) Prometheus
12 3 (0.33%) Cisco Prime
12 3 (0.33%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 209 (23.22%) Microsoft
2 58 (6.44%) VMware
3 55 (6.11%) Oracle
4 40 (4.44%) Cisco
5 30 (3.33%) Citrix
6 26 (2.89%) Google
7 24 (2.67%) IBM
8 18 (2.00%) SAP
9 16 (1.78%) Salesforce.com
9 16 (1.78%) ServiceNow
10 13 (1.44%) Tableau
10 13 (1.44%) Zend
11 12 (1.33%) Autodesk
11 12 (1.33%) HP
11 12 (1.33%) Intapp
11 12 (1.33%) Juniper
12 9 (1.00%) Sophos
12 9 (1.00%) Veracode
13 8 (0.89%) CheckPoint
13 8 (0.89%) Unisys