Period
to 27 October 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 27 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Problem-Solving
England > North of England
6 months to
27 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 21 14 17
Rank change year-on-year -7 +3 +1
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 673 1,982 2,059
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North of England 8.92% 11.03% 9.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.59% 11.90% 10.44%
Number of salaries quoted 548 1,317 1,675
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £26,250 £22,500 £21,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £63,750 £62,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +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 7,020 16,649 19,721
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North of England 93.05% 92.66% 91.82%
Number of salaries quoted 6,075 13,094 15,930
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +2.27% +3.53%
10th Percentile £31,250 £26,322 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £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 27 October 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 27 October 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 -3 412 £45,000 +5.88% 128
Yorkshire -13 198 £47,500 +18.75% 77
North East -11 63 £42,500 +6.25% 20
Problem-Solving
England

For the 6 months to 27 October 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.

1 254 (37.74%) Agile Software Development
2 242 (35.96%) Analytical Skills
3 160 (23.77%) Microsoft
4 156 (23.18%) JavaScript
5 148 (21.99%) SQL
6 132 (19.61%) C#
7 121 (17.98%) Finance
8 117 (17.38%) Azure
9 114 (16.94%) Degree
10 108 (16.05%) Software Engineering
10 108 (16.05%) .NET
11 100 (14.86%) HTML
12 97 (14.41%) Windows
13 92 (13.67%) DevOps
14 80 (11.89%) AWS
15 76 (11.29%) ITIL
15 76 (11.29%) Python
16 75 (11.14%) Java
17 73 (10.85%) Linux
18 71 (10.55%) SQL Server
18 71 (10.55%) Git (software)
19 64 (9.51%) CSS
20 61 (9.06%) OO
21 60 (8.92%) Configuration Management
22 59 (8.77%) PHP
22 59 (8.77%) MySQL
23 58 (8.62%) Active Directory
24 57 (8.47%) Docker
25 54 (8.02%) Project Management
26 53 (7.88%) Kubernetes

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 23 (3.42%) SharePoint
2 13 (1.93%) Elasticsearch
2 13 (1.93%) nginx
3 11 (1.63%) Apache
4 9 (1.34%) IIS
4 9 (1.34%) MS Exchange
5 6 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (0.89%) Skype for Business
6 4 (0.59%) CMS
6 4 (0.59%) JBoss
6 4 (0.59%) Tomcat
6 4 (0.59%) WordPress
7 3 (0.45%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.30%) Apache Spark
8 2 (0.30%) Confluence
9 1 (0.15%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.15%) Office Communications Server
9 1 (0.15%) SAS
9 1 (0.15%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.15%) WebSphere
Applications
1 39 (5.79%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (2.82%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (1.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (0.89%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.59%) Adobe Illustrator
5 4 (0.59%) Photoshop
5 4 (0.59%) Sketch
6 3 (0.45%) Zeplin
7 2 (0.30%) InVision
7 2 (0.30%) Microsoft Project
7 2 (0.30%) OmniGraffle
8 1 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.15%) Figma
Business Applications
1 7 (1.04%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (0.74%) thinkFolio
3 3 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.45%) Teamcenter
4 2 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.30%) FLEXCUBE
4 2 (0.30%) Magento
4 2 (0.30%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 2 (0.30%) Visualfiles
5 1 (0.15%) BASE24
5 1 (0.15%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.15%) Oracle Payroll
5 1 (0.15%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.15%) Sentinel
5 1 (0.15%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 117 (17.38%) Azure
2 80 (11.89%) AWS
3 50 (7.43%) Office 365
4 27 (4.01%) GCP
5 24 (3.57%) Power Platform
6 20 (2.97%) Amazon EKS
7 19 (2.82%) AWS CloudFormation
8 17 (2.53%) SaaS
9 16 (2.38%) Cloud Computing
10 12 (1.78%) Datadog
10 12 (1.78%) Dynamics 365
11 10 (1.49%) PaaS
12 7 (1.04%) OneDrive
13 6 (0.89%) Firebase
13 6 (0.89%) npm
13 6 (0.89%) PowerApps
14 5 (0.74%) Amazon S3
14 5 (0.74%) IaaS
15 4 (0.59%) Route 53
15 4 (0.59%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 30 (4.46%) WAN
2 29 (4.31%) LAN
3 28 (4.16%) Firewall
4 24 (3.57%) SSL
5 20 (2.97%) DNS
5 20 (2.97%) SAN
6 19 (2.82%) TCP/IP
7 18 (2.67%) Network Security
8 15 (2.23%) DHCP
9 14 (2.08%) VLAN
10 13 (1.93%) Skype
11 12 (1.78%) VoIP
12 10 (1.49%) Internet
13 8 (1.19%) Remote Desktop
13 8 (1.19%) VPN
14 7 (1.04%) BGP
14 7 (1.04%) OSPF
15 6 (0.89%) HTTP
15 6 (0.89%) IPsec
16 5 (0.74%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (10.55%) SQL Server
2 59 (8.77%) MySQL
3 28 (4.16%) NoSQL
4 27 (4.01%) MongoDB
5 24 (3.57%) Power BI
6 22 (3.27%) Data Warehouse
7 17 (2.53%) Redis
8 15 (2.23%) PostgreSQL
9 14 (2.08%) Relational Database
10 13 (1.93%) Cosmos DB
10 13 (1.93%) MariaDB
11 12 (1.78%) Azure SQL Database
11 12 (1.78%) Big Data
11 12 (1.78%) Tableau
12 11 (1.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 10 (1.49%) Oracle Database
14 9 (1.34%) Data Lake
15 7 (1.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 6 (0.89%) QlikView
16 6 (0.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 71 (10.55%) Git (software)
2 45 (6.69%) Jenkins
3 30 (4.46%) Team Foundation Server
4 29 (4.31%) JIRA
5 25 (3.71%) Visual Studio
6 14 (2.08%) Subversion
7 12 (1.78%) webpack
8 11 (1.63%) Selenium
9 8 (1.19%) Protractor
10 7 (1.04%) TeamCity
11 6 (0.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 6 (0.89%) Babel
11 6 (0.89%) Grunt
11 6 (0.89%) gulp
11 6 (0.89%) Oracle APEX
11 6 (0.89%) Travis CI
12 4 (0.59%) GitLab
12 4 (0.59%) SpecFlow
12 4 (0.59%) Zephyr
13 3 (0.45%) Bitbucket
General
1 121 (17.98%) Finance
2 42 (6.24%) Retail
3 41 (6.09%) Marketing
4 38 (5.65%) Manufacturing
5 32 (4.75%) Legal
6 12 (1.78%) Public Sector
7 11 (1.63%) Banking
7 11 (1.63%) Games
7 11 (1.63%) Law
8 10 (1.49%) Telecoms
9 9 (1.34%) Aerospace
10 8 (1.19%) Back Office
11 6 (0.89%) Automotive
12 3 (0.45%) Housing Association
12 3 (0.45%) Military
13 2 (0.30%) Advertising
13 2 (0.30%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.30%) Investment Banking
13 2 (0.30%) Local Government
13 2 (0.30%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 131 (19.47%) Developer
2 80 (11.89%) Analyst
3 63 (9.36%) Software Engineer
4 50 (7.43%) Architect
5 37 (5.50%) DevOps Engineer
6 31 (4.61%) PHP Developer
7 26 (3.86%) C# Developer
8 25 (3.71%) .NET Developer
9 23 (3.42%) Business Analyst
10 22 (3.27%) Software Developer
10 22 (3.27%) Solutions Architect
11 21 (3.12%) Mobile Engineer
12 20 (2.97%) Administrator
12 20 (2.97%) Mobile Software Engineer
13 19 (2.82%) .NET Architect
13 19 (2.82%) .NET Solutions Architect
13 19 (2.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 19 (2.82%) IT Analyst
13 19 (2.82%) Support Engineer
14 17 (2.53%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 108 (16.05%) .NET
2 100 (14.86%) HTML
3 64 (9.51%) CSS
4 53 (7.88%) Node.js
5 42 (6.24%) Web Services
6 41 (6.09%) AngularJS
6 41 (6.09%) React
7 39 (5.79%) .NET Framework
8 37 (5.50%) ASP.NET
8 37 (5.50%) RESTful
9 28 (4.16%) HTML5
10 27 (4.01%) REST
11 26 (3.86%) .NET Core
12 23 (3.42%) Laravel
13 19 (2.82%) ASP.NET MVC
13 19 (2.82%) jQuery
14 18 (2.67%) Vue.js
14 18 (2.67%) XML
15 17 (2.53%) JSON
16 15 (2.23%) Blazor
Miscellaneous
1 242 (35.96%) Analytical Skills
2 46 (6.84%) User Experience
3 40 (5.94%) Management Information System
4 38 (5.65%) Self-Motivation
5 27 (4.01%) Data Structures
6 25 (3.71%) PKI
7 21 (3.12%) Algorithms
8 19 (2.82%) Linux Command Line
8 19 (2.82%) Mobile App
9 17 (2.53%) Enterprise Cloud
10 13 (1.93%) Analytical Mindset
10 13 (1.93%) Data Centre
11 8 (1.19%) Fat Client
11 8 (1.19%) Thin Client
12 7 (1.04%) Cloud Native
12 7 (1.04%) Clustering
12 7 (1.04%) CMDB
12 7 (1.04%) Greenfield Project
12 7 (1.04%) Life Science
13 5 (0.74%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 97 (14.41%) Windows
2 73 (10.85%) Linux
3 34 (5.05%) Windows Server
4 20 (2.97%) Windows 10
5 19 (2.82%) Solaris
6 14 (2.08%) Apple iOS
7 12 (1.78%) Android
7 12 (1.78%) Windows Server 2016
8 11 (1.63%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (1.19%) Unix
10 7 (1.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (0.74%) Windows 7
12 3 (0.45%) CentOS
12 3 (0.45%) Windows Server 2008
12 3 (0.45%) Windows Server 2019
13 2 (0.30%) AIX
13 2 (0.30%) DC/OS
13 2 (0.30%) Fedora
13 2 (0.30%) SUSE
13 2 (0.30%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 254 (37.74%) Agile Software Development
2 108 (16.05%) Software Engineering
3 92 (13.67%) DevOps
4 76 (11.29%) ITIL
5 61 (9.06%) OO
6 60 (8.92%) Configuration Management
7 54 (8.02%) Project Management
8 52 (7.73%) TDD
9 49 (7.28%) Analytics
10 47 (6.98%) MVC
11 45 (6.69%) Test Automation
12 44 (6.54%) Stakeholder Management
13 42 (6.24%) Mentoring
14 41 (6.09%) Computer Science
15 40 (5.94%) Change Management
15 40 (5.94%) Web Development
16 39 (5.79%) Continuous Improvement
16 39 (5.79%) Infrastructure as Code
17 38 (5.65%) Unit Testing
18 37 (5.50%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 156 (23.18%) JavaScript
2 148 (21.99%) SQL
3 132 (19.61%) C#
4 76 (11.29%) Python
5 75 (11.14%) Java
6 59 (8.77%) PHP
7 40 (5.94%) PowerShell
8 38 (5.65%) Bash Shell
9 34 (5.05%) Go
10 33 (4.90%) Ruby
11 31 (4.61%) TypeScript
12 22 (3.27%) Perl
13 17 (2.53%) T-SQL
14 16 (2.38%) C++
15 12 (1.78%) Groovy
16 11 (1.63%) Apple Swift
16 11 (1.63%) C
17 10 (1.49%) Objective-C
17 10 (1.49%) R
18 7 (1.04%) ES6
Qualifications
1 114 (16.94%) Degree
2 36 (5.35%) Computer Science Degree
3 25 (3.71%) Security Cleared
4 22 (3.27%) SC Cleared
5 19 (2.82%) AWS Certification
6 11 (1.63%) ITIL Certification
6 11 (1.63%) Microsoft Certification
7 10 (1.49%) DBS Check
8 9 (1.34%) TOGAF Certification
9 8 (1.19%) Cisco Certification
9 8 (1.19%) MCSA
9 8 (1.19%) PhD
10 7 (1.04%) IIBA
11 6 (0.89%) CISM
11 6 (0.89%) CISSP
12 5 (0.74%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 5 (0.74%) A+ Certification
12 5 (0.74%) MCSE
13 3 (0.45%) CTC Cleared
13 3 (0.45%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (5.20%) QA
2 33 (4.90%) SLA
3 20 (2.97%) GDPR
4 18 (2.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 16 (2.38%) Data Quality
6 5 (0.74%) ISO 9001
7 4 (0.59%) COBIT
8 3 (0.45%) Cyber Essentials
8 3 (0.45%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.30%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 2 (0.30%) NCSC
9 2 (0.30%) NIST
9 2 (0.30%) PMO
10 1 (0.15%) IEC 61508
10 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 12207
System Software
1 58 (8.62%) Active Directory
2 57 (8.47%) Docker
3 41 (6.09%) VMware Infrastructure
4 21 (3.12%) Hyper-V
5 8 (1.19%) KVM
5 8 (1.19%) VMware ESXi
6 7 (1.04%) NFS
7 4 (0.59%) vSphere
8 2 (0.30%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 2 (0.30%) Firmware
8 2 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.30%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (0.30%) XenApp
9 1 (0.15%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 1 (0.15%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.15%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 53 (7.88%) Kubernetes
2 40 (5.94%) Terraform
3 39 (5.79%) Opscode Chef
4 37 (5.50%) Puppet
5 23 (3.42%) Ansible
5 23 (3.42%) SCCM
6 17 (2.53%) SCOM
7 15 (2.23%) Prometheus
8 14 (2.08%) Grafana
9 11 (1.63%) SCOrch
10 4 (0.59%) SCVMM
11 3 (0.45%) FortiGate
12 2 (0.30%) Host Intrusion Detection System
12 2 (0.30%) HP Fortify
12 2 (0.30%) Istio
12 2 (0.30%) linkerd
12 2 (0.30%) Marathon
12 2 (0.30%) Mesos
12 2 (0.30%) Nagios
12 2 (0.30%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 160 (23.77%) Microsoft
2 43 (6.39%) VMware
3 29 (4.31%) SaltStack
4 28 (4.16%) Google
5 23 (3.42%) Oracle
6 22 (3.27%) Cisco
7 19 (2.82%) SAP
8 16 (2.38%) Citrix
9 13 (1.93%) Zend
10 12 (1.78%) Autodesk
10 12 (1.78%) New Relic
11 11 (1.63%) Salesforce.com
11 11 (1.63%) ServiceNow
12 10 (1.49%) Draytek
12 10 (1.49%) Sophos
12 10 (1.49%) Veeam
13 9 (1.34%) Splunk
14 6 (0.89%) Databricks
14 6 (0.89%) Red Hat
15 5 (0.74%) HP