Period
to 31 March 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 31 March 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Problem-Solving
England > North of England
6 months to
31 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 17 16 19
Rank change year-on-year -1 +3 +2
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 1,580 1,973 2,333
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North of England 10.32% 10.57% 9.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.28% 11.45% 10.00%
Number of salaries quoted 1,191 1,450 1,908
Median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £25,500 £21,500 £23,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £61,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% 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 14,013 17,238 23,328
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North of England 91.52% 92.32% 92.87%
Number of salaries quoted 11,187 13,660 19,344
Median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £27,500 £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% +2.04%

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 31 March 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 31 March 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 -1 848 £42,915 +7.29% 193
Yorkshire +6 576 £42,500 +6.25% 113
North East +2 156 £40,000 +8.11% 64
Problem-Solving
England

For the 6 months to 31 March 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.

1 585 (37.03%) Agile Software Development
2 572 (36.20%) Analytical Skills
3 440 (27.85%) SQL
4 398 (25.19%) Microsoft
5 340 (21.52%) Finance
6 288 (18.23%) Windows
7 283 (17.91%) C#
8 247 (15.63%) SQL Server
9 244 (15.44%) Degree
10 241 (15.25%) Azure
11 235 (14.87%) .NET
12 216 (13.67%) Java
13 198 (12.53%) AWS
14 192 (12.15%) Software Engineering
15 191 (12.09%) JavaScript
16 190 (12.03%) ITIL
17 164 (10.38%) Linux
18 155 (9.81%) Mentoring
19 149 (9.43%) Project Management
20 147 (9.30%) Active Directory
20 147 (9.30%) Office 365
21 146 (9.24%) DevOps
22 145 (9.18%) Decision-Making
22 145 (9.18%) Scrum
23 144 (9.11%) Microsoft Office
24 142 (8.99%) HTML
25 137 (8.67%) SDLC
26 126 (7.97%) Git (software)
27 123 (7.78%) CSS
28 122 (7.72%) JIRA

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 66 (4.18%) SharePoint
2 62 (3.92%) MS Exchange
3 52 (3.29%) Confluence
4 51 (3.23%) IIS
5 20 (1.27%) CMS
6 15 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2010
7 14 (0.89%) Skype for Business
8 12 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2013
9 10 (0.63%) Alfresco
10 8 (0.51%) Cloud Foundry
11 5 (0.32%) Elasticsearch
11 5 (0.32%) SAS
11 5 (0.32%) WebSphere
12 4 (0.25%) EPiServer
12 4 (0.25%) ExpressionEngine
12 4 (0.25%) OpenStack
13 3 (0.19%) IBM Domino
13 3 (0.19%) NetWeaver
13 3 (0.19%) WebLogic
13 3 (0.19%) WordPress
Applications
1 144 (9.11%) Microsoft Office
2 88 (5.57%) Microsoft Excel
3 29 (1.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 16 (1.01%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.44%) Microsoft Project
6 5 (0.32%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.25%) CINEMA 4D
8 3 (0.19%) Sketch
9 2 (0.13%) Maya
10 1 (0.063%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.063%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.063%) Chatbot
10 1 (0.063%) InVision
10 1 (0.063%) OmniGraffle
10 1 (0.063%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 21 (1.33%) assyst
2 18 (1.14%) Dynamics CRM
3 17 (1.08%) Payment Gateway
4 10 (0.63%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 9 (0.57%) Remedy ITSM
6 7 (0.44%) Dynamics AX
6 7 (0.44%) Oracle EBS
7 6 (0.38%) Carpe Diem
7 6 (0.38%) Elite 3E
7 6 (0.38%) NetSuite
7 6 (0.38%) Oracle ERP
7 6 (0.38%) SAP ERP
7 6 (0.38%) Unit4 Business World
8 4 (0.25%) Magento
8 4 (0.25%) Relativity
8 4 (0.25%) Ringtail
9 3 (0.19%) Oracle Assets
9 3 (0.19%) Oracle Payables
9 3 (0.19%) Oracle Receivables
9 3 (0.19%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 241 (15.25%) Azure
2 198 (12.53%) AWS
3 147 (9.30%) Office 365
4 80 (5.06%) Power Platform
5 45 (2.85%) SaaS
6 35 (2.22%) GCP
7 26 (1.65%) IaaS
8 23 (1.46%) Cloud Computing
9 22 (1.39%) GitHub
10 19 (1.20%) Azure Active Directory
10 19 (1.20%) Serverless
11 15 (0.95%) AWS Lambda
12 14 (0.89%) PaaS
13 12 (0.76%) AWS CloudFormation
13 12 (0.76%) Dynamics 365
14 8 (0.51%) Amazon EC2
14 8 (0.51%) Force.com
14 8 (0.51%) Sumo Logic
15 7 (0.44%) Amazon S3
15 7 (0.44%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 59 (3.73%) LAN
2 57 (3.61%) WAN
3 47 (2.97%) Skype
4 46 (2.91%) DNS
5 45 (2.85%) DHCP
6 44 (2.78%) Firewall
7 43 (2.72%) Internet
7 43 (2.72%) TCP/IP
8 36 (2.28%) VoIP
9 35 (2.22%) VPN
10 27 (1.71%) Wi-Fi
11 20 (1.27%) VLAN
12 19 (1.20%) Wireless
13 16 (1.01%) Network Security
13 16 (1.01%) SAN
14 15 (0.95%) SSL
15 14 (0.89%) Intranet
16 12 (0.76%) NetScaler
16 12 (0.76%) Unified Communications
17 10 (0.63%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 247 (15.63%) SQL Server
2 89 (5.63%) MySQL
3 84 (5.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 83 (5.25%) Relational Database
5 80 (5.06%) Power BI
6 78 (4.94%) NoSQL
7 58 (3.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 38 (2.41%) MongoDB
9 35 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
9 35 (2.22%) Oracle Database
10 29 (1.84%) SQL Server 2008
11 26 (1.65%) RDBMS
12 25 (1.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 24 (1.52%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 24 (1.52%) PostgreSQL
13 24 (1.52%) SQL Server 2012
14 21 (1.33%) Big Data
14 21 (1.33%) SQL Server 2016
15 19 (1.20%) SQL Server 2005
16 17 (1.08%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 126 (7.97%) Git (software)
2 122 (7.72%) JIRA
3 77 (4.87%) Visual Studio
4 50 (3.16%) Jenkins
5 42 (2.66%) Selenium
6 38 (2.41%) Team Foundation Server
7 27 (1.71%) Bitbucket
7 27 (1.71%) Maven
8 20 (1.27%) SoapUI
9 15 (0.95%) Subversion
10 14 (0.89%) SonarQube
10 14 (0.89%) TeamCity
11 12 (0.76%) JUnit
11 12 (0.76%) Postman
11 12 (0.76%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 12 (0.76%) WebDriver
12 11 (0.70%) Octopus Deploy
13 10 (0.63%) GitLab
13 10 (0.63%) Sonatype Nexus
13 10 (0.63%) SpecFlow
General
1 340 (21.52%) Finance
2 115 (7.28%) Retail
3 81 (5.13%) Marketing
4 72 (4.56%) Banking
5 52 (3.29%) Law
6 51 (3.23%) Legal
7 49 (3.10%) Public Sector
8 41 (2.59%) Manufacturing
9 31 (1.96%) Telecoms
10 28 (1.77%) Games
11 25 (1.58%) Local Government
12 23 (1.46%) Publishing
13 20 (1.27%) Financial Institution
14 13 (0.82%) Automotive
15 10 (0.63%) Billing
16 7 (0.44%) German Language
16 7 (0.44%) Housing Association
16 7 (0.44%) Retail Banking
17 6 (0.38%) Aerospace
17 6 (0.38%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 312 (19.75%) Developer
2 271 (17.15%) Analyst
3 129 (8.16%) Software Engineer
4 74 (4.68%) Software Developer
5 66 (4.18%) Architect
5 66 (4.18%) Business Analyst
6 59 (3.73%) Support Engineer
7 52 (3.29%) .NET Developer
8 51 (3.23%) Senior Developer
9 49 (3.10%) IT Support
10 48 (3.04%) Project Manager
11 45 (2.85%) Senior Analyst
12 44 (2.78%) Administrator
13 43 (2.72%) IT Analyst
13 43 (2.72%) Junior
14 41 (2.59%) Consultant
14 41 (2.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 40 (2.53%) Support Analyst
16 39 (2.47%) C# Developer
16 39 (2.47%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 235 (14.87%) .NET
2 142 (8.99%) HTML
3 123 (7.78%) CSS
4 108 (6.84%) Web Services
5 93 (5.89%) ASP.NET
6 65 (4.11%) AngularJS
7 63 (3.99%) REST
8 60 (3.80%) .NET Framework
9 56 (3.54%) Node.js
10 53 (3.35%) XML
11 46 (2.91%) jQuery
12 43 (2.72%) ASP.NET MVC
12 43 (2.72%) Spring
13 41 (2.59%) RESTful
14 39 (2.47%) .NET Core
14 39 (2.47%) React
15 32 (2.03%) SOAP
16 31 (1.96%) Spring Boot
17 29 (1.84%) HTML5
17 29 (1.84%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 572 (36.20%) Analytical Skills
2 97 (6.14%) Self-Motivation
3 88 (5.57%) Management Information System
4 76 (4.81%) User Experience
5 46 (2.91%) Mobile App
6 41 (2.59%) Data Centre
7 40 (2.53%) Driving Licence
8 25 (1.58%) Cloud Native
9 22 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
10 17 (1.08%) Analytical Mindset
11 16 (1.01%) e-Learning
12 15 (0.95%) Greenfield Project
13 13 (0.82%) Blog
14 12 (0.76%) NHS
15 11 (0.70%) Replication
15 11 (0.70%) Virtual Team
16 10 (0.63%) Client/Server
16 10 (0.63%) IVR
17 9 (0.57%) BBC
17 9 (0.57%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 288 (18.23%) Windows
2 164 (10.38%) Linux
3 117 (7.41%) Windows Server
4 70 (4.43%) Unix
5 63 (3.99%) Windows 10
6 55 (3.48%) Windows Server 2012
7 46 (2.91%) Windows 7
8 33 (2.09%) Apple iOS
9 31 (1.96%) Android
10 27 (1.71%) Windows Server 2008
11 21 (1.33%) Windows Server 2016
12 19 (1.20%) Windows 8
13 15 (0.95%) Mac OS X
14 13 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 10 (0.63%) Windows Server 2003
16 8 (0.51%) Mac OS
17 7 (0.44%) Ubuntu
18 6 (0.38%) CentOS
18 6 (0.38%) Debian
19 5 (0.32%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 585 (37.03%) Agile Software Development
2 192 (12.15%) Software Engineering
3 190 (12.03%) ITIL
4 155 (9.81%) Mentoring
5 149 (9.43%) Project Management
6 146 (9.24%) DevOps
7 145 (9.18%) Decision-Making
7 145 (9.18%) Scrum
8 137 (8.67%) SDLC
9 112 (7.09%) Change Management
10 110 (6.96%) Time Management
11 109 (6.90%) Business Intelligence
12 108 (6.84%) Test Automation
13 105 (6.65%) Coaching
14 97 (6.14%) Analytics
15 93 (5.89%) Continuous Improvement
15 93 (5.89%) Stakeholder Management
16 92 (5.82%) Computer Science
16 92 (5.82%) Project Delivery
17 91 (5.76%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 440 (27.85%) SQL
2 283 (17.91%) C#
3 216 (13.67%) Java
4 191 (12.09%) JavaScript
5 109 (6.90%) Python
6 90 (5.70%) T-SQL
7 70 (4.43%) C++
8 52 (3.29%) PowerShell
9 50 (3.16%) PHP
10 43 (2.72%) C
11 42 (2.66%) Bash Shell
12 29 (1.84%) TypeScript
13 28 (1.77%) VB
14 26 (1.65%) Ruby
15 21 (1.33%) PL/SQL
16 15 (0.95%) Shell Script
16 15 (0.95%) VBScript
17 12 (0.76%) VB.NET
18 8 (0.51%) ES6
19 7 (0.44%) Lua
Qualifications
1 244 (15.44%) Degree
2 45 (2.85%) Microsoft Certification
2 45 (2.85%) Security Cleared
3 42 (2.66%) Computer Science Degree
4 39 (2.47%) ITIL Certification
5 26 (1.65%) Cisco Certification
6 25 (1.58%) SC Cleared
7 22 (1.39%) CCNA
7 22 (1.39%) MCSE
8 21 (1.33%) TOGAF Certification
9 20 (1.27%) Master's Degree
10 16 (1.01%) ISTQB
11 14 (0.89%) DBS Check
12 12 (0.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 12 (0.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 11 (0.70%) CCNP
14 10 (0.63%) CCSA
14 10 (0.63%) CCSE
14 10 (0.63%) MCSA
14 10 (0.63%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (3.92%) SLA
2 46 (2.91%) QA
3 41 (2.59%) GDPR
4 16 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 14 (0.89%) Data Quality
6 13 (0.82%) PCI DSS
7 8 (0.51%) PMO
8 3 (0.19%) COBIT
8 3 (0.19%) NIST
9 2 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials
9 2 (0.13%) GAAP
9 2 (0.13%) HL7
10 1 (0.063%) ISAE 3402
10 1 (0.063%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.063%) P3O
10 1 (0.063%) RosettaNet
10 1 (0.063%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 147 (9.30%) Active Directory
2 103 (6.52%) Docker
3 57 (3.61%) VMware Infrastructure
4 24 (1.52%) Hyper-V
5 20 (1.27%) vSphere
6 19 (1.20%) XenApp
7 16 (1.01%) VMware ESXi
8 13 (0.82%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 12 (0.76%) Firmware
9 12 (0.76%) XenDesktop
10 6 (0.38%) Virtual Desktop
11 4 (0.25%) BitLocker
11 4 (0.25%) KVM
12 1 (0.063%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.063%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.063%) vCloud
12 1 (0.063%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 48 (3.04%) Kubernetes
2 35 (2.22%) SCCM
3 26 (1.65%) Ansible
4 23 (1.46%) Puppet
4 23 (1.46%) Terraform
5 20 (1.27%) Opscode Chef
6 12 (0.76%) Cobbler
6 12 (0.76%) Tivoli
7 11 (0.70%) WSUS
8 10 (0.63%) Jamf Pro
9 9 (0.57%) Microsoft Intune
10 8 (0.51%) XenMobile
11 7 (0.44%) Grafana
11 7 (0.44%) Kibana
11 7 (0.44%) Nagios
11 7 (0.44%) Nessus
11 7 (0.44%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 7 (0.44%) vRealize
12 6 (0.38%) AirWatch
12 6 (0.38%) Mesos
Vendors
1 398 (25.19%) Microsoft
2 116 (7.34%) VMware
3 85 (5.38%) Oracle
4 72 (4.56%) Cisco
5 50 (3.16%) Sage
6 47 (2.97%) IBM
7 42 (2.66%) Citrix
8 35 (2.22%) Google
9 28 (1.77%) WorldPay
10 26 (1.65%) SAP
10 26 (1.65%) Tableau
11 25 (1.58%) HP
12 24 (1.52%) FIS
13 21 (1.33%) Salesforce.com
14 18 (1.14%) Atlassian
14 18 (1.14%) Juniper
15 17 (1.08%) Cognos
15 17 (1.08%) ServiceNow
16 15 (0.95%) Apple
16 15 (0.95%) CheckPoint