Period
to 14 April 2021

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

Problem-Solving
England > North of England
6 months to
14 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 17 17 16
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 +3
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 1,211 1,509 2,032
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North of England 10.40% 10.25% 10.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.22% 11.18% 11.60%
Number of salaries quoted 852 1,073 1,388
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,100 £21,955
25th Percentile £33,750 £31,250 £27,934
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £42,000 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £63,750 £56,250 £52,500
90th Percentile £67,450 £67,500 £63,750
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 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 10,796 13,498 17,510
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North of England 92.68% 91.70% 92.24%
Number of salaries quoted 8,807 10,959 13,889
10th Percentile £29,500 £27,500 £26,250
25th Percentile £36,250 £35,000 £33,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
75th Percentile £60,625 £58,000 £56,250
90th Percentile £71,250 £70,000 £67,500
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 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 14 April 2021.

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 14 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
North West +5 666 £45,000 +5.88% 186
Yorkshire -4 446 £49,500 +16.47% 97
North East -7 99 £43,750 +9.38% 54
Problem-Solving
England

For the 6 months to 14 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 of England region with a requirement for Problem-Solving.

1 392 (32.37%) Agile Software Development
2 317 (26.18%) Analytical Skills
3 276 (22.79%) SQL
4 264 (21.80%) Microsoft
5 242 (19.98%) DevOps
6 215 (17.75%) Azure
7 198 (16.35%) JavaScript
8 180 (14.86%) Linux
9 174 (14.37%) Finance
10 172 (14.20%) C#
11 171 (14.12%) Degree
12 170 (14.04%) Windows
13 166 (13.71%) Opscode Chef
14 163 (13.46%) Python
15 152 (12.55%) Infrastructure as Code
16 151 (12.47%) Docker
17 144 (11.89%) Kubernetes
18 142 (11.73%) MySQL
19 139 (11.48%) Terraform
20 129 (10.65%) AWS
21 128 (10.57%) .NET
22 127 (10.49%) SQL Server
23 125 (10.32%) Analytics
24 123 (10.16%) Java
25 117 (9.66%) Active Directory
26 116 (9.58%) Configuration Management
26 116 (9.58%) Ruby
26 116 (9.58%) Go
27 114 (9.41%) PHP
28 113 (9.33%) HTML

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 45 (3.72%) Apache
1 45 (3.72%) CMS
2 17 (1.40%) WordPress
3 12 (0.99%) Confluence
3 12 (0.99%) Elasticsearch
3 12 (0.99%) SharePoint
4 11 (0.91%) MS Exchange
5 8 (0.66%) Drupal
6 7 (0.58%) Umbraco
7 6 (0.50%) Alfresco
7 6 (0.50%) nginx
8 5 (0.41%) Sitecore CMS
9 4 (0.33%) IIS
9 4 (0.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 4 (0.33%) SAS
10 3 (0.25%) EPiServer
10 3 (0.25%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.17%) JBoss
11 2 (0.17%) Kentico
12 1 (0.083%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 93 (7.68%) Microsoft Office
2 61 (5.04%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (0.91%) MS Visio
4 10 (0.83%) Adobe Illustrator
5 7 (0.58%) Photoshop
6 6 (0.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 3 (0.25%) Chatbot
7 3 (0.25%) Figma
7 3 (0.25%) UXPin
8 2 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.17%) Zeplin
9 1 (0.083%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.083%) Adobe XD
9 1 (0.083%) Microsoft Project
9 1 (0.083%) Sketch
9 1 (0.083%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 15 (1.24%) Oracle EBS
2 13 (1.07%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (0.58%) Magento
4 5 (0.41%) OpenCart
4 5 (0.41%) Visualfiles
5 2 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.17%) iTrent
5 2 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.17%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (0.17%) Retail-J
5 2 (0.17%) Shopify
6 1 (0.083%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.083%) Oracle Assets
6 1 (0.083%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.083%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.083%) Oracle Payroll
6 1 (0.083%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
6 1 (0.083%) Sage 50
6 1 (0.083%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.083%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 215 (17.75%) Azure
2 129 (10.65%) AWS
3 106 (8.75%) Pulumi
4 71 (5.86%) Microsoft 365
5 57 (4.71%) Amazon EKS
5 57 (4.71%) AWS CloudFormation
6 53 (4.38%) Power Platform
7 50 (4.13%) Datadog
8 22 (1.82%) SaaS
9 18 (1.49%) GCP
10 15 (1.24%) Dynamics 365
11 14 (1.16%) Azure Data Factory
12 13 (1.07%) Cloud Computing
12 13 (1.07%) GitHub
13 12 (0.99%) npm
14 11 (0.91%) Azure Machine Learning
14 11 (0.91%) IaaS
15 10 (0.83%) PaaS
16 9 (0.74%) AWS Lambda
16 9 (0.74%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 53 (4.38%) Firewall
2 42 (3.47%) Wireless
3 31 (2.56%) DNS
4 26 (2.15%) SAN
5 21 (1.73%) VoIP
6 19 (1.57%) NAS
6 19 (1.57%) Wi-Fi
7 17 (1.40%) DHCP
8 16 (1.32%) SSL
8 16 (1.32%) TCP/IP
9 14 (1.16%) WAN
10 13 (1.07%) VPN
11 12 (0.99%) BGP
11 12 (0.99%) OSPF
12 10 (0.83%) VLAN
13 9 (0.74%) LAN
14 8 (0.66%) HTTP
15 7 (0.58%) Ethernet
15 7 (0.58%) Remote Desktop
15 7 (0.58%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 142 (11.73%) MySQL
2 127 (10.49%) SQL Server
3 61 (5.04%) MongoDB
4 55 (4.54%) Data Warehouse
5 53 (4.38%) Azure SQL Database
5 53 (4.38%) Cosmos DB
5 53 (4.38%) Redis
6 51 (4.21%) MariaDB
6 51 (4.21%) PostgreSQL
7 48 (3.96%) Power BI
8 40 (3.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 35 (2.89%) Relational Database
9 35 (2.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 27 (2.23%) Tableau
11 26 (2.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 22 (1.82%) Data Lake
13 21 (1.73%) RDBMS
14 12 (0.99%) Crystal Reports
15 11 (0.91%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
16 10 (0.83%) Delta Lake
Development Applications
1 81 (6.69%) Git (software)
2 77 (6.36%) Jenkins
3 67 (5.53%) Team Foundation Server
4 43 (3.55%) Visual Studio
5 29 (2.39%) JIRA
6 16 (1.32%) Gradle
7 15 (1.24%) IntelliJ
8 14 (1.16%) Cucumber
9 13 (1.07%) Selenium
10 12 (0.99%) Vagrant
11 11 (0.91%) TeamCity
12 7 (0.58%) JUnit
12 7 (0.58%) Mockito
12 7 (0.58%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 6 (0.50%) Babel
13 6 (0.50%) Eclipse
13 6 (0.50%) Visual Studio Team System
13 6 (0.50%) webpack
14 5 (0.41%) gulp
14 5 (0.41%) SonarQube
General
1 174 (14.37%) Finance
2 92 (7.60%) Marketing
3 64 (5.28%) Games
4 44 (3.63%) Public Sector
5 38 (3.14%) Manufacturing
6 35 (2.89%) Law
7 33 (2.73%) Legal
7 33 (2.73%) Retail
8 22 (1.82%) Telecoms
9 20 (1.65%) Automotive
10 14 (1.16%) Electronics
11 13 (1.07%) Aerospace
12 10 (0.83%) Pharmaceutical
13 6 (0.50%) Banking
13 6 (0.50%) Local Government
13 6 (0.50%) Military
14 5 (0.41%) Front Office
15 4 (0.33%) Back Office
15 4 (0.33%) Billing
15 4 (0.33%) French Language
Job Titles
1 312 (25.76%) Developer
2 155 (12.80%) DevOps Engineer
3 153 (12.63%) Analyst
4 70 (5.78%) Azure Engineer
5 59 (4.87%) IT Support
6 58 (4.79%) AWS Engineer
6 58 (4.79%) Software Developer
7 56 (4.62%) AWS DevOps
7 56 (4.62%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 56 (4.62%) Graduate
8 54 (4.46%) .NET Developer
8 54 (4.46%) Azure DevOps
8 54 (4.46%) Azure DevOps Engineer
9 52 (4.29%) Business Analyst
10 45 (3.72%) Support Engineer
11 44 (3.63%) Senior Developer
12 43 (3.55%) Administrator
12 43 (3.55%) Graduate Developer
12 43 (3.55%) Software Engineer
13 42 (3.47%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 128 (10.57%) .NET
2 113 (9.33%) HTML
3 91 (7.51%) CSS
4 54 (4.46%) React
5 53 (4.38%) Web Services
6 43 (3.55%) Kafka
7 38 (3.14%) .NET Framework
7 38 (3.14%) AngularJS
8 37 (3.06%) jQuery
9 35 (2.89%) ASP.NET
10 33 (2.73%) Apache Flex
11 32 (2.64%) XML
12 30 (2.48%) Node.js
12 30 (2.48%) REST
13 27 (2.23%) HTML5
13 27 (2.23%) Vue.js
14 25 (2.06%) Laravel
15 24 (1.98%) JSON
16 22 (1.82%) Spring
17 21 (1.73%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 317 (26.18%) Analytical Skills
2 87 (7.18%) Self-Motivation
3 85 (7.02%) User Experience
4 62 (5.12%) Greenfield Project
5 61 (5.04%) Management Information System
6 56 (4.62%) Enterprise Cloud
7 53 (4.38%) Linux Command Line
8 38 (3.14%) e-Learning
9 30 (2.48%) Driving Licence
10 26 (2.15%) Mobile App
11 24 (1.98%) Renewable Energy
12 21 (1.73%) Life Science
13 17 (1.40%) Data Centre
14 16 (1.32%) EPoS
15 13 (1.07%) Enterprise Software
16 11 (0.91%) NHS
17 10 (0.83%) Fixed Income
17 10 (0.83%) Public Cloud
17 10 (0.83%) Robotics
17 10 (0.83%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 180 (14.86%) Linux
2 170 (14.04%) Windows
3 85 (7.02%) Windows Server
4 48 (3.96%) Windows Server 2012
5 39 (3.22%) Windows Server 2016
6 27 (2.23%) Windows 10
7 22 (1.82%) Android
8 21 (1.73%) Unix
9 10 (0.83%) Windows 7
10 7 (0.58%) Embedded Linux
11 6 (0.50%) Apple iOS
11 6 (0.50%) CentOS
11 6 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 6 (0.50%) Windows Server 2019
12 4 (0.33%) Solaris
12 4 (0.33%) Windows Server 2008
13 2 (0.17%) Debian
13 2 (0.17%) OpenBSD
13 2 (0.17%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.083%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 392 (32.37%) Agile Software Development
2 242 (19.98%) DevOps
3 152 (12.55%) Infrastructure as Code
4 125 (10.32%) Analytics
5 116 (9.58%) Configuration Management
6 113 (9.33%) Business Intelligence
7 103 (8.51%) Computer Science
8 96 (7.93%) Project Management
9 88 (7.27%) Coaching
10 81 (6.69%) Software Engineering
11 76 (6.28%) Stakeholder Management
12 74 (6.11%) Continuous Improvement
13 71 (5.86%) Time Management
14 69 (5.70%) Mathematics
14 69 (5.70%) Scrum
15 67 (5.53%) Deployment Automation
16 65 (5.37%) Decision-Making
16 65 (5.37%) Web Development
17 62 (5.12%) ITIL
18 55 (4.54%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 276 (22.79%) SQL
2 198 (16.35%) JavaScript
3 172 (14.20%) C#
4 163 (13.46%) Python
5 123 (10.16%) Java
6 116 (9.58%) Go
6 116 (9.58%) Ruby
7 114 (9.41%) PHP
8 91 (7.51%) PowerShell
9 74 (6.11%) TypeScript
10 64 (5.28%) Groovy
11 58 (4.79%) Bash Shell
12 43 (3.55%) T-SQL
13 37 (3.06%) C
14 22 (1.82%) C++
15 13 (1.07%) R
16 9 (0.74%) Perl
16 9 (0.74%) VB.NET
17 8 (0.66%) ES6
18 7 (0.58%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 171 (14.12%) Degree
2 60 (4.95%) AWS Certification
3 53 (4.38%) Network+ Certification
4 45 (3.72%) Computer Science Degree
5 41 (3.39%) CompTIA Security+
6 36 (2.97%) Linux+ Certification
7 35 (2.89%) A+ Certification
7 35 (2.89%) Cisco Certification
8 22 (1.82%) CCNA
9 20 (1.65%) Security Cleared
10 18 (1.49%) Server+ Certification
11 16 (1.32%) IIBA
12 15 (1.24%) Microsoft Certification
13 13 (1.07%) CCNP
14 11 (0.91%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 11 (0.91%) SC Cleared
15 7 (0.58%) CISSP
15 7 (0.58%) CTC Cleared
15 7 (0.58%) ISTQB
16 6 (0.50%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (5.20%) QA
2 39 (3.22%) GDPR
3 33 (2.73%) SLA
4 11 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 10 (0.83%) Data Quality
6 9 (0.74%) PMO
7 6 (0.50%) Cyber Essentials
8 4 (0.33%) ISO 9001
8 4 (0.33%) PCI DSS
9 3 (0.25%) CDISC
9 3 (0.25%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 3 (0.25%) Good Clinical Practice
10 1 (0.083%) GRC
10 1 (0.083%) IFRS
10 1 (0.083%) ISO 22301
10 1 (0.083%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.083%) SOC 2
10 1 (0.083%) Solvency II
System Software
1 151 (12.47%) Docker
2 117 (9.66%) Active Directory
3 43 (3.55%) VMware Infrastructure
4 31 (2.56%) Hyper-V
5 11 (0.91%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (0.41%) Virtual Desktop
6 5 (0.41%) Virtual Servers
7 3 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.083%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 1 (0.083%) Firmware
9 1 (0.083%) KVM
9 1 (0.083%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.083%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 166 (13.71%) Opscode Chef
2 144 (11.89%) Kubernetes
3 139 (11.48%) Terraform
4 113 (9.33%) Puppet
5 100 (8.26%) Ansible
6 56 (4.62%) Grafana
6 56 (4.62%) Prometheus
7 12 (0.99%) Packer
8 11 (0.91%) SCCM
9 7 (0.58%) SCOM
10 6 (0.50%) SCVMM
10 6 (0.50%) SmoothWall
10 6 (0.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 6 (0.50%) vRealize
11 4 (0.33%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 3 (0.25%) Failover Clustering
12 3 (0.25%) Microsoft Intune
12 3 (0.25%) Oracle RMAN
12 3 (0.25%) WSUS
13 1 (0.083%) Nessus
Vendors
1 264 (21.80%) Microsoft
2 106 (8.75%) SaltStack
3 66 (5.45%) Oracle
4 57 (4.71%) Cisco
5 51 (4.21%) New Relic
6 47 (3.88%) VMware
7 33 (2.73%) Google
8 32 (2.64%) Citrix
9 25 (2.06%) SAP
10 22 (1.82%) Salesforce.com
11 19 (1.57%) Adobe
12 16 (1.32%) Cognos
12 16 (1.32%) Veeam
13 14 (1.16%) Databricks
14 13 (1.07%) Blue Prism
14 13 (1.07%) UiPath
15 12 (0.99%) Aquila
15 12 (0.99%) Telerik
16 11 (0.91%) Automation Anywhere
17 10 (0.83%) Zend