Problem-Solving Jobs in the North of England

Problem Solving
England > North of England

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 1 December 2023 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

6 months to
1 Dec 2023
Same period 2022 Same period 2021
Rank 5 15 15
Rank change year-on-year +10 0 +8
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 1,406 2,181 1,894
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North of England 17.94% 12.82% 11.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 18.86% 13.33% 11.86%
Number of salaries quoted 889 1,195 1,213
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £26,250
25th Percentile £31,250 £34,308 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £47,500 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year - +11.76% -5.56%
75th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £60,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £76,316 £70,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £54,000
% change year-on-year - +1.85% +2.86%

All Process and Methodology Skills
North of England

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.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 7,454 16,367 15,973
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North of England 95.13% 96.19% 95.21%
Number of salaries quoted 5,215 9,420 11,689
10th Percentile £30,000 £30,783 £30,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £40,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £68,750 £70,000 £65,000
90th Percentile £83,750 £84,775 £78,750
England median annual salary £60,000 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year -4.00% +4.17% +9.09%

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 1 December 2023.

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 1 December 2023. 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
Jobs
North West +14 697 £48,000 +2.89% 556
Yorkshire +6 642 £45,000 -10.00% 310
North East +13 67 £40,000 -5.88% 142
Problem-Solving
England

Problem-Solving
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities in the North of England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 30 (2.13%) SAS
2 28 (1.99%) Confluence
2 28 (1.99%) SharePoint
3 16 (1.14%) JBoss
3 16 (1.14%) Red Hat Fuse
4 13 (0.92%) IIS
5 9 (0.64%) MS Exchange
5 9 (0.64%) WordPress
6 6 (0.43%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 4 (0.28%) WebSphere
7 4 (0.28%) WebSphere Application Server
8 3 (0.21%) Apache
8 3 (0.21%) CMS
8 3 (0.21%) Drupal
9 2 (0.14%) Oracle Workflow
10 1 (0.071%) Apache Airflow
10 1 (0.071%) Apache Spark
10 1 (0.071%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 100 (7.11%) Microsoft Office
2 52 (3.70%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (0.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 6 (0.43%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.28%) Trello
4 4 (0.28%) Windchill
5 3 (0.21%) SPSS
6 1 (0.071%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.071%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.071%) EViews
6 1 (0.071%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.071%) ProjectWise
Business Applications
1 30 (2.13%) NetSuite
2 24 (1.71%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.28%) Infor SunSystems
3 4 (0.28%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 3 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.21%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (0.21%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (0.14%) Demantra
5 2 (0.14%) FastStats
5 2 (0.14%) FastStats PeopleStage
5 2 (0.14%) Oracle ASCP
5 2 (0.14%) Salesforce CRM
6 1 (0.071%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.071%) Oracle Assets
6 1 (0.071%) Orchard Housing
6 1 (0.071%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.071%) ReMetrica
6 1 (0.071%) Sage 200
6 1 (0.071%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 274 (19.49%) Azure
2 159 (11.31%) Microsoft 365
3 140 (9.96%) AWS
4 98 (6.97%) Power Platform
5 79 (5.62%) Serverless
6 53 (3.77%) SaaS
7 51 (3.63%) Azure DevOps
8 46 (3.27%) GCP
9 36 (2.56%) Dynamics 365
10 35 (2.49%) GitHub
11 22 (1.56%) PowerApps
12 17 (1.21%) Power Automate
13 15 (1.07%) Entra ID
13 15 (1.07%) IaaS
14 13 (0.92%) Amazon EC2
14 13 (0.92%) Cloud Computing
14 13 (0.92%) Google Analytics
15 12 (0.85%) Amazon S3
15 12 (0.85%) PaaS
16 11 (0.78%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 58 (4.13%) Firewall
2 57 (4.05%) DNS
3 46 (3.27%) VPN
4 42 (2.99%) Wireless
5 40 (2.84%) DHCP
6 37 (2.63%) Internet
7 32 (2.28%) LAN
7 32 (2.28%) TCP/IP
7 32 (2.28%) WAN
8 28 (1.99%) SAN
9 27 (1.92%) Network Security
10 22 (1.56%) VoIP
11 20 (1.42%) VLAN
12 16 (1.14%) PPP
13 10 (0.71%) MPLS
13 10 (0.71%) NAS
13 10 (0.71%) OSPF
14 9 (0.64%) Structured Cabling
14 9 (0.64%) Wi-Fi
15 8 (0.57%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 106 (7.54%) SQL Server
2 80 (5.69%) Power BI
3 50 (3.56%) MySQL
4 49 (3.49%) Amazon RDS
5 47 (3.34%) PostgreSQL
6 45 (3.20%) Relational Database
7 25 (1.78%) Oracle Database
8 24 (1.71%) MongoDB
9 22 (1.56%) Data Warehouse
10 20 (1.42%) RDBMS
11 18 (1.28%) Tableau
12 16 (1.14%) Data Lake
13 15 (1.07%) Data Hub
13 15 (1.07%) Metadata
13 15 (1.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 13 (0.92%) Azure SQL Database
14 13 (0.92%) Base SAS
14 13 (0.92%) Oracle Reports
15 12 (0.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 10 (0.71%) Redis
Development Applications
1 198 (14.08%) Git
2 67 (4.77%) JIRA
3 43 (3.06%) Jenkins
4 20 (1.42%) SonarQube
5 16 (1.14%) IntelliJ
5 16 (1.14%) Selenium
6 15 (1.07%) Maven
7 14 (1.00%) Spinnaker
8 12 (0.85%) Cypress.io
9 9 (0.64%) GitLab
9 9 (0.64%) Mocha
10 8 (0.57%) Cucumber
10 8 (0.57%) IBM UrbanCode
11 7 (0.50%) Ant
11 7 (0.50%) Artifactory
11 7 (0.50%) Gradle
11 7 (0.50%) Sonatype Nexus
11 7 (0.50%) Subversion
11 7 (0.50%) Zephyr
12 6 (0.43%) JDeveloper
General
1 779 (55.41%) Social Skills
2 395 (28.09%) Finance
3 364 (25.89%) Analytical Skills
4 146 (10.38%) Banking
5 115 (8.18%) Retail
6 68 (4.84%) Inclusion and Diversity
7 54 (3.84%) Presentation Skills
8 52 (3.70%) Public Sector
9 50 (3.56%) Organisational Skills
10 49 (3.49%) Law
11 47 (3.34%) Marketing
12 44 (3.13%) Police
13 31 (2.20%) Manufacturing
14 23 (1.64%) Legal
14 23 (1.64%) Telecoms
15 21 (1.49%) Aerospace
15 21 (1.49%) Influencing Skills
16 17 (1.21%) Electronics
17 15 (1.07%) Local Government
18 14 (1.00%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 219 (15.58%) Senior
2 216 (15.36%) Analyst
3 214 (15.22%) Developer
4 165 (11.74%) Software Engineer
5 100 (7.11%) Architect
6 81 (5.76%) Solutions Architect
7 80 (5.69%) Support Engineer
8 64 (4.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 64 (4.55%) Java Engineer
8 64 (4.55%) Java Software Engineer
9 61 (4.34%) Presales Solution Architect
10 59 (4.20%) IT Support
11 58 (4.13%) Lead
12 50 (3.56%) Senior Developer
13 47 (3.34%) .NET Developer
14 41 (2.92%) Consultant
14 41 (2.92%) DevOps Engineer
14 41 (2.92%) Support Analyst
15 40 (2.84%) 2nd Line Engineer
15 40 (2.84%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 137 (9.74%) React
2 125 (8.89%) .NET
3 124 (8.82%) HTML
4 117 (8.32%) CSS
5 99 (7.04%) Node.js
6 94 (6.69%) AngularJS
7 72 (5.12%) RESTful
8 71 (5.05%) Spring
9 51 (3.63%) Ruby on Rails
10 49 (3.49%) Web Services
11 45 (3.20%) XML
12 39 (2.77%) J2EE
13 38 (2.70%) REST
14 33 (2.35%) .NET Core
14 33 (2.35%) Express.js
14 33 (2.35%) SOAP
15 32 (2.28%) .NET Framework
16 29 (2.06%) ASP.NET
17 23 (1.64%) HTML5
17 23 (1.64%) Vue
Miscellaneous
1 79 (5.62%) Self-Motivation
2 57 (4.05%) Management Information System
3 45 (3.20%) Driving Licence
4 41 (2.92%) Product Ownership
5 32 (2.28%) Onboarding
6 28 (1.99%) Public Cloud
7 23 (1.64%) Analytical Mindset
7 23 (1.64%) Legacy Systems
8 21 (1.49%) Clustering
9 20 (1.42%) Life Science
10 19 (1.35%) Algorithms
11 18 (1.28%) Cyberattack
12 15 (1.07%) Greenfield Project
13 14 (1.00%) Credit Risk
13 14 (1.00%) Embedded Systems
14 13 (0.92%) Online Banking
14 13 (0.92%) Virtual Team
15 11 (0.78%) Data Centre
15 11 (0.78%) EPoS
16 10 (0.71%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 225 (16.00%) Windows
2 118 (8.39%) Windows Server
3 60 (4.27%) Linux
3 60 (4.27%) Windows 10
4 48 (3.41%) Windows Server 2012
5 40 (2.84%) Windows Server 2019
6 37 (2.63%) Windows 7
7 35 (2.49%) Windows Server 2016
8 23 (1.64%) Windows 8
9 13 (0.92%) Android
10 12 (0.85%) Mac OS
11 11 (0.78%) Apple iOS
11 11 (0.78%) Unix
12 8 (0.57%) Windows Server 2003
13 5 (0.36%) Embedded Linux
13 5 (0.36%) Windows Vista
14 4 (0.28%) Debian
15 2 (0.14%) CentOS
15 2 (0.14%) VMS
15 2 (0.14%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 411 (29.23%) Agile
2 272 (19.35%) Actionable Insight
3 217 (15.43%) Software Engineering
4 209 (14.86%) Analytics
5 191 (13.58%) DevOps
6 179 (12.73%) Mentoring
7 156 (11.10%) Computer Science
8 139 (9.89%) ITIL
9 127 (9.03%) Customer Service
10 119 (8.46%) Collaborative Working
11 116 (8.25%) Project Management
12 115 (8.18%) Code Quality
12 115 (8.18%) Microservices
13 111 (7.89%) Unit Testing
14 106 (7.54%) Coaching
14 106 (7.54%) Continuous Improvement
15 104 (7.40%) Data Analytics
16 103 (7.33%) Business Intelligence
17 102 (7.25%) Design Patterns
18 101 (7.18%) CI/CD
Programming Languages
1 225 (16.00%) SQL
2 185 (13.16%) Python
3 181 (12.87%) Java
4 169 (12.02%) JavaScript
5 149 (10.60%) C#
6 82 (5.83%) Ruby
7 53 (3.77%) Bash
7 53 (3.77%) PowerShell
8 44 (3.13%) TypeScript
9 40 (2.84%) PHP
10 39 (2.77%) T-SQL
11 37 (2.63%) C++
12 29 (2.06%) Perl
13 22 (1.56%) Go
14 13 (0.92%) C
14 13 (0.92%) PL/SQL
14 13 (0.92%) SAS Macro
15 10 (0.71%) R
16 9 (0.64%) Data Analysis Expressions
17 8 (0.57%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 327 (23.26%) Degree
2 219 (15.58%) Security Cleared
3 203 (14.44%) SC Cleared
4 115 (8.18%) Computer Science Degree
5 36 (2.56%) Master's Degree
6 32 (2.28%) Microsoft Certification
7 27 (1.92%) Azure Certification
8 14 (1.00%) Cisco Certification
9 13 (0.92%) ITIL Certification
10 11 (0.78%) DV Cleared
10 11 (0.78%) PhD
11 10 (0.71%) ACCA
11 10 (0.71%) CCNA
11 10 (0.71%) CCNP
11 10 (0.71%) PMI Certification
12 9 (0.64%) CISSP
12 9 (0.64%) DBS Check
12 9 (0.64%) PMP
13 7 (0.50%) CISM
13 7 (0.50%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 87 (6.19%) SLA
2 83 (5.90%) QA
3 19 (1.35%) Cyber Essentials
4 16 (1.14%) GAAP
5 15 (1.07%) Data Quality
5 15 (1.07%) IFRS
6 14 (1.00%) Actionable Recommendations
6 14 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 13 (0.92%) CDISC
7 13 (0.92%) PMO
8 10 (0.71%) Accessibility
8 10 (0.71%) GDPR
9 9 (0.64%) PCI DSS
10 8 (0.57%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 8 (0.57%) NIST
11 5 (0.36%) COBIT
11 5 (0.36%) ISO 9001
12 4 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27005
13 3 (0.21%) GRC
14 2 (0.14%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 176 (12.52%) Active Directory
2 69 (4.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 66 (4.69%) Docker
4 55 (3.91%) Hyper-V
5 34 (2.42%) Virtual Machines
6 20 (1.42%) Firmware
7 16 (1.14%) vSphere
8 9 (0.64%) Virtual Servers
8 9 (0.64%) VMware Workstation
8 9 (0.64%) XenApp
9 5 (0.36%) Virtual Desktop
9 5 (0.36%) XenDesktop
10 3 (0.21%) KVM
11 2 (0.14%) Ceph
11 2 (0.14%) Kamailio
11 2 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (0.14%) OpenSIPS
11 2 (0.14%) pfSense
11 2 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.071%) Snort
Systems Management
1 72 (5.12%) Kubernetes
2 44 (3.13%) SCOM
3 41 (2.92%) SCCM
4 36 (2.56%) Microsoft Intune
5 32 (2.28%) Terraform
6 21 (1.49%) Ansible
7 20 (1.42%) Failover Clustering
7 20 (1.42%) FortiGate
7 20 (1.42%) SCVMM
8 16 (1.14%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 13 (0.92%) Grafana
10 12 (0.85%) Prometheus
11 10 (0.71%) Nessus
11 10 (0.71%) Puppet
12 8 (0.57%) Nagios
13 7 (0.50%) Kibana
14 5 (0.36%) Microsoft Clustering
14 5 (0.36%) Progress Chef
15 4 (0.28%) Istio
16 3 (0.21%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 305 (21.69%) Microsoft
2 86 (6.12%) VMware
3 57 (4.05%) Citrix
4 54 (3.84%) Oracle
5 52 (3.70%) Cisco
6 39 (2.77%) Google
7 38 (2.70%) Veeam
8 35 (2.49%) Commvault
9 33 (2.35%) Salesforce
10 32 (2.28%) Kaseya
11 26 (1.85%) ServiceNow
12 22 (1.56%) IBM
13 21 (1.49%) Splunk
14 20 (1.42%) Aruba
15 18 (1.28%) Barracuda Networks
15 18 (1.28%) SolarWinds
16 17 (1.21%) SAP
17 15 (1.07%) CA
17 15 (1.07%) Dynatrace
17 15 (1.07%) Veracode