Period
to 17 January 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 17 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Problem-Solving
England > North of England
6 months to
17 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 19 16 17
Rank change year-on-year -3 +1 +1
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 883 1,758 1,892
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North of England 9.51% 10.85% 9.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.26% 11.78% 10.66%
Number of salaries quoted 746 1,230 1,513
Median annual salary £45,375 £42,500 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.76% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £26,250 £23,000 £21,000
90th Percentile £68,125 £65,000 £62,512
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £49,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% +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 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 8,610 14,925 17,746
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North of England 92.77% 92.11% 91.95%
Number of salaries quoted 7,283 12,058 14,464
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £30,750 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £68,750 £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 17 January 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 17 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
North West +3 518 £45,000 +4.05% 154
Yorkshire -11 306 £50,000 +17.65% 88
North East -21 59 £45,000 +12.50% 27
Problem-Solving
England

For the 6 months to 17 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 of England region with a requirement for Problem-Solving.

1 327 (37.03%) Agile Software Development
2 254 (28.77%) Analytical Skills
3 203 (22.99%) SQL
4 195 (22.08%) DevOps
5 191 (21.63%) Microsoft
6 182 (20.61%) Azure
7 155 (17.55%) JavaScript
8 154 (17.44%) Windows
9 141 (15.97%) C#
9 141 (15.97%) Degree
10 140 (15.86%) Finance
11 128 (14.50%) Opscode Chef
12 126 (14.27%) Python
13 120 (13.59%) Docker
14 116 (13.14%) MySQL
14 116 (13.14%) Infrastructure as Code
15 115 (13.02%) AWS
16 114 (12.91%) Linux
17 111 (12.57%) Kubernetes
18 110 (12.46%) SQL Server
19 107 (12.12%) .NET
20 102 (11.55%) Terraform
21 99 (11.21%) Active Directory
22 94 (10.65%) Configuration Management
23 93 (10.53%) Java
24 88 (9.97%) Software Engineering
25 87 (9.85%) HTML
26 86 (9.74%) Puppet
27 85 (9.63%) Go
28 83 (9.40%) PHP

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 42 (4.76%) Apache
2 24 (2.72%) CMS
3 18 (2.04%) Elasticsearch
4 13 (1.47%) MS Exchange
5 12 (1.36%) SharePoint
6 10 (1.13%) nginx
7 9 (1.02%) WordPress
8 7 (0.79%) Confluence
8 7 (0.79%) IIS
9 5 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2013
9 5 (0.57%) SAS
10 4 (0.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 3 (0.34%) Alfresco
11 3 (0.34%) EPiServer
11 3 (0.34%) JBoss
11 3 (0.34%) Tomcat
12 2 (0.23%) WebLogic
13 1 (0.11%) ColdFusion
13 1 (0.11%) WebSphere
13 1 (0.11%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 57 (6.46%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (2.04%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (0.91%) Adobe Illustrator
4 5 (0.57%) Photoshop
5 4 (0.45%) Zeplin
6 3 (0.34%) Figma
6 3 (0.34%) Sketch
7 2 (0.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.23%) InVision
7 2 (0.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 2 (0.23%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.11%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.11%) Adobe XD
8 1 (0.11%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 11 (1.25%) Oracle EBS
2 8 (0.91%) Magento
3 5 (0.57%) OpenCart
3 5 (0.57%) thinkFolio
3 5 (0.57%) Visualfiles
4 4 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.23%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (0.23%) Retail-J
6 1 (0.11%) BASE24
6 1 (0.11%) FLEXCUBE
6 1 (0.11%) HFM
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle Assets
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle Payroll
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
6 1 (0.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.11%) SAP MM
6 1 (0.11%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 182 (20.61%) Azure
2 115 (13.02%) AWS
3 78 (8.83%) Pulumi
4 46 (5.21%) Office 365
5 45 (5.10%) Amazon EKS
5 45 (5.10%) AWS CloudFormation
6 34 (3.85%) Datadog
7 28 (3.17%) Power Platform
8 20 (2.27%) Cloud Computing
9 17 (1.93%) SaaS
10 14 (1.59%) GCP
11 10 (1.13%) Azure Active Directory
11 10 (1.13%) PaaS
12 9 (1.02%) Dynamics 365
13 7 (0.79%) Amazon SageMaker
14 6 (0.68%) IaaS
14 6 (0.68%) NuGet
15 5 (0.57%) Amazon EC2
15 5 (0.57%) Azure Data Factory
15 5 (0.57%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 42 (4.76%) Firewall
2 30 (3.40%) SAN
3 27 (3.06%) DNS
4 23 (2.60%) WAN
5 22 (2.49%) LAN
5 22 (2.49%) SSL
6 21 (2.38%) VoIP
7 20 (2.27%) DHCP
8 18 (2.04%) VLAN
9 17 (1.93%) NAS
10 16 (1.81%) TCP/IP
11 15 (1.70%) BGP
11 15 (1.70%) Network Security
11 15 (1.70%) OSPF
12 11 (1.25%) Wi-Fi
12 11 (1.25%) Wireless
13 10 (1.13%) VPN
14 8 (0.91%) Cisco ASA
14 8 (0.91%) Internet
14 8 (0.91%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 116 (13.14%) MySQL
2 110 (12.46%) SQL Server
3 46 (5.21%) MongoDB
4 38 (4.30%) Cosmos DB
5 37 (4.19%) Redis
6 36 (4.08%) PostgreSQL
7 35 (3.96%) MariaDB
8 34 (3.85%) Azure SQL Database
9 32 (3.62%) Data Warehouse
10 26 (2.94%) Power BI
11 22 (2.49%) Relational Database
12 20 (2.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 16 (1.81%) NoSQL
14 15 (1.70%) Data Lake
14 15 (1.70%) Tableau
15 11 (1.25%) Big Data
15 11 (1.25%) RDBMS
15 11 (1.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 9 (1.02%) Amazon RDS
16 9 (1.02%) Informix
Development Applications
1 68 (7.70%) Jenkins
2 63 (7.13%) Git (software)
3 56 (6.34%) Team Foundation Server
4 40 (4.53%) Visual Studio
5 23 (2.60%) JIRA
6 15 (1.70%) Selenium
7 14 (1.59%) TeamCity
8 12 (1.36%) Cucumber
9 10 (1.13%) Gradle
9 10 (1.13%) IntelliJ
9 10 (1.13%) Vagrant
10 7 (0.79%) Protractor
11 6 (0.68%) Subversion
12 5 (0.57%) GitLab
12 5 (0.57%) Jasmine
12 5 (0.57%) NUnit
12 5 (0.57%) Oracle APEX
12 5 (0.57%) SonarQube
12 5 (0.57%) SpecFlow
13 4 (0.45%) Zephyr
General
1 140 (15.86%) Finance
2 54 (6.12%) Games
3 52 (5.89%) Marketing
4 34 (3.85%) Legal
5 30 (3.40%) Retail
6 26 (2.94%) Manufacturing
6 26 (2.94%) Public Sector
7 20 (2.27%) Telecoms
8 18 (2.04%) Automotive
9 15 (1.70%) Aerospace
10 14 (1.59%) Law
11 9 (1.02%) Military
12 7 (0.79%) Pharmaceutical
13 6 (0.68%) Banking
14 4 (0.45%) Back Office
15 3 (0.34%) Electronics
15 3 (0.34%) Front Office
15 3 (0.34%) Housing Association
16 2 (0.23%) Advertising
16 2 (0.23%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 224 (25.37%) Developer
2 119 (13.48%) DevOps Engineer
3 79 (8.95%) Analyst
4 50 (5.66%) Software Engineer
5 46 (5.21%) AWS Engineer
5 46 (5.21%) Software Developer
6 44 (4.98%) AWS DevOps
6 44 (4.98%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 40 (4.53%) Azure Engineer
7 40 (4.53%) Graduate
8 39 (4.42%) PHP Developer
9 38 (4.30%) Architect
10 37 (4.19%) .NET Developer
11 36 (4.08%) Azure DevOps
11 36 (4.08%) Azure DevOps Engineer
12 33 (3.74%) Graduate Developer
13 31 (3.51%) IT Support
14 29 (3.28%) Support Engineer
15 24 (2.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 24 (2.72%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 107 (12.12%) .NET
2 87 (9.85%) HTML
3 62 (7.02%) CSS
4 52 (5.89%) Web Services
5 50 (5.66%) React
6 39 (4.42%) ASP.NET
7 37 (4.19%) Kafka
8 36 (4.08%) AngularJS
9 31 (3.51%) .NET Framework
9 31 (3.51%) Apache Flex
10 28 (3.17%) Node.js
10 28 (3.17%) RESTful
11 26 (2.94%) HTML5
12 23 (2.60%) jQuery
12 23 (2.60%) XML
13 22 (2.49%) Laravel
14 20 (2.27%) REST
15 19 (2.15%) .NET Core
15 19 (2.15%) JSON
16 18 (2.04%) Blazor
Miscellaneous
1 254 (28.77%) Analytical Skills
2 55 (6.23%) Self-Motivation
3 50 (5.66%) Management Information System
4 49 (5.55%) User Experience
5 46 (5.21%) Greenfield Project
6 44 (4.98%) Enterprise Cloud
7 41 (4.64%) Linux Command Line
8 26 (2.94%) e-Learning
9 22 (2.49%) Mobile App
10 21 (2.38%) Algorithms
10 21 (2.38%) Data Structures
10 21 (2.38%) PKI
11 20 (2.27%) Life Science
12 19 (2.15%) Renewable Energy
13 18 (2.04%) Data Centre
14 14 (1.59%) Driving Licence
15 12 (1.36%) EPoS
16 10 (1.13%) Robotics
17 7 (0.79%) Clustering
17 7 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 154 (17.44%) Windows
2 114 (12.91%) Linux
3 70 (7.93%) Windows Server
4 37 (4.19%) Windows Server 2012
5 31 (3.51%) Windows Server 2016
6 22 (2.49%) Windows 10
7 16 (1.81%) Solaris
8 14 (1.59%) Android
9 11 (1.25%) Apple iOS
10 9 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 9 (1.02%) Unix
11 7 (0.79%) CentOS
12 6 (0.68%) Windows Server 2008
12 6 (0.68%) Windows Server 2019
13 5 (0.57%) Windows 7
14 2 (0.23%) AIX
14 2 (0.23%) Debian
14 2 (0.23%) Fedora
14 2 (0.23%) OpenBSD
14 2 (0.23%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 327 (37.03%) Agile Software Development
2 195 (22.08%) DevOps
3 116 (13.14%) Infrastructure as Code
4 94 (10.65%) Configuration Management
5 88 (9.97%) Software Engineering
6 79 (8.95%) Analytics
7 72 (8.15%) Coaching
8 67 (7.59%) Computer Science
9 66 (7.47%) ITIL
10 62 (7.02%) Continuous Improvement
11 59 (6.68%) Project Management
11 59 (6.68%) Stakeholder Management
12 57 (6.46%) Business Intelligence
13 56 (6.34%) TDD
14 53 (6.00%) OO
15 51 (5.78%) Change Management
16 49 (5.55%) Mentoring
17 48 (5.44%) E-Commerce
17 48 (5.44%) Scrum
17 48 (5.44%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 203 (22.99%) SQL
2 155 (17.55%) JavaScript
3 141 (15.97%) C#
4 126 (14.27%) Python
5 93 (10.53%) Java
6 85 (9.63%) Go
7 83 (9.40%) PHP
8 80 (9.06%) PowerShell
8 80 (9.06%) Ruby
9 56 (6.34%) TypeScript
10 55 (6.23%) Bash Shell
11 44 (4.98%) Groovy
12 23 (2.60%) T-SQL
13 20 (2.27%) Perl
14 16 (1.81%) C
15 13 (1.47%) C++
16 12 (1.36%) R
17 10 (1.13%) Apple Swift
17 10 (1.13%) Objective-C
18 9 (1.02%) ES6
Qualifications
1 141 (15.97%) Degree
2 48 (5.44%) AWS Certification
3 32 (3.62%) Computer Science Degree
4 20 (2.27%) Cisco Certification
4 20 (2.27%) Security Cleared
5 13 (1.47%) CCNP
6 12 (1.36%) Microsoft Certification
7 11 (1.25%) CISM
7 11 (1.25%) CISSP
7 11 (1.25%) IIBA
8 10 (1.13%) CompTIA Security+
8 10 (1.13%) SC Cleared
9 9 (1.02%) CEH
10 8 (0.91%) CESG Certified Professional
10 8 (0.91%) CISMP
10 8 (0.91%) CTC Cleared
11 7 (0.79%) DBS Check
12 5 (0.57%) JNCIP
13 4 (0.45%) Linux+ Certification
13 4 (0.45%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (4.76%) QA
2 33 (3.74%) SLA
3 29 (3.28%) GDPR
4 11 (1.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (0.79%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.34%) CDISC
6 3 (0.34%) Good Clinical Practice
6 3 (0.34%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.23%) COBIT
7 2 (0.23%) NCSC
7 2 (0.23%) NIST
8 1 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.11%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.11%) PMO
System Software
1 120 (13.59%) Docker
2 99 (11.21%) Active Directory
3 54 (6.12%) VMware Infrastructure
4 35 (3.96%) Hyper-V
5 7 (0.79%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (0.68%) KVM
6 6 (0.68%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (0.57%) NFS
8 3 (0.34%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (0.23%) vSphere
10 1 (0.11%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 1 (0.11%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 128 (14.50%) Opscode Chef
2 111 (12.57%) Kubernetes
3 102 (11.55%) Terraform
4 86 (9.74%) Puppet
5 78 (8.83%) Ansible
6 37 (4.19%) Prometheus
7 36 (4.08%) Grafana
8 22 (2.49%) SCCM
9 19 (2.15%) SCOM
10 10 (1.13%) Packer
11 9 (1.02%) SCVMM
12 8 (0.91%) SCOrch
13 6 (0.68%) SmoothWall
14 4 (0.45%) Failover Clustering
14 4 (0.45%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
15 3 (0.34%) FortiGate
16 2 (0.23%) Microsoft Intune
16 2 (0.23%) Nagios
16 2 (0.23%) Oracle RMAN
16 2 (0.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 191 (21.63%) Microsoft
2 78 (8.83%) SaltStack
3 57 (6.46%) VMware
4 47 (5.32%) Oracle
5 40 (4.53%) Cisco
6 36 (4.08%) New Relic
7 30 (3.40%) Citrix
8 26 (2.94%) Google
9 20 (2.27%) SAP
9 20 (2.27%) Veeam
10 14 (1.59%) Salesforce.com
11 13 (1.47%) Zend
12 12 (1.36%) Blue Prism
12 12 (1.36%) HP
13 11 (1.25%) Adobe
14 10 (1.13%) Aquila
14 10 (1.13%) Automation Anywhere
14 10 (1.13%) Kofax
14 10 (1.13%) Splunk
14 10 (1.13%) UiPath