Period
to 25 October 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland 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 25 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Problem-Solving
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
25 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 49 29 51
Rank change year-on-year -20 +22 -20
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 46 21 21
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 6.12% 6.52% 3.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.32% 6.77% 4.27%
Number of salaries quoted 35 11 17
10th Percentile £33,350 £22,750 £20,900
25th Percentile £37,500 £34,375 £26,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £45,000 £37,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% +20.00% -11.24%
75th Percentile £55,000 £50,250 £53,750
90th Percentile £63,000 £52,500 £60,500
UK median annual salary £52,500 £51,750 £47,500
% change year-on-year +1.45% +8.95% -

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 Northern Ireland with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Northern Ireland
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 728 310 492
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 96.81% 96.27% 90.61%
Number of salaries quoted 414 132 343
10th Percentile £27,500 £28,525 £24,200
25th Percentile £32,500 £35,000 £30,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £45,500 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year -1.10% +7.06% +6.25%
75th Percentile £61,250 £58,750 £62,500
90th Percentile £78,750 £65,000 £72,500
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%

Problem-Solving
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

Job postings citing Problem-Solving as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland.

Job vacancy trend for Problem-Solving in Northern Ireland

Problem-Solving
Salary Trend in Northern Ireland

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Problem-Solving in Northern Ireland.

Salary trend for Problem-Solving in Northern Ireland

Problem-Solving
Salary Histogram in Northern Ireland

Salary distribution for jobs citing Problem-Solving in Northern Ireland over the 6 months to 25 October 2021.

Salary histogram for Problem-Solving in Northern Ireland

Problem-Solving
Job Locations in Northern Ireland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Problem-Solving within the Northern Ireland region over the 6 months to 25 October 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
County Antrim -16 45 £47,500 +5.56% 15
County Londonderry - 1 £34,500 -
Problem-Solving
UK

For the 6 months to 25 October 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 Northern Ireland region with a requirement for Problem-Solving.

1 26 (56.52%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (47.83%) Project Management
3 19 (41.30%) Social Skills
4 14 (30.43%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (26.09%) Data Analysis
5 12 (26.09%) Scrum
5 12 (26.09%) Analytics
6 11 (23.91%) Machine Learning
6 11 (23.91%) Visualisation
6 11 (23.91%) Artificial Intelligence
6 11 (23.91%) Degree
6 11 (23.91%) Data Integration
7 9 (19.57%) CSS
7 9 (19.57%) JavaScript
7 9 (19.57%) HTML
7 9 (19.57%) AngularJS
8 8 (17.39%) Software Testing
9 7 (15.22%) Web Development
9 7 (15.22%) QA
9 7 (15.22%) AWS
9 7 (15.22%) Git (software)
9 7 (15.22%) Microsoft
9 7 (15.22%) Finance
9 7 (15.22%) Legal
9 7 (15.22%) DevOps
9 7 (15.22%) Contingency Planning
9 7 (15.22%) Project Delivery
9 7 (15.22%) Organisational Skills
10 6 (13.04%) Games
10 6 (13.04%) Azure

Problem-Solving
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northern Ireland 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 1 (2.17%) CMS
1 1 (2.17%) Confluence
1 1 (2.17%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.17%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 3 (6.52%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (6.52%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (2.17%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (2.17%) Figma
2 1 (2.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (2.17%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.17%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Eloqua
1 1 (2.17%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (15.22%) AWS
2 6 (13.04%) Azure
3 5 (10.87%) SaaS
4 2 (4.35%) Power Platform
5 1 (2.17%) Google Data Studio
5 1 (2.17%) Oracle CX
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.70%) Firewall
2 2 (4.35%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.70%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.35%) DB2
2 2 (4.35%) MySQL
2 2 (4.35%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 7 (15.22%) Git (software)
2 2 (4.35%) CruiseControl
2 2 (4.35%) Jenkins
2 2 (4.35%) TeamCity
3 1 (2.17%) Bitbucket
3 1 (2.17%) JIRA
General
1 19 (41.30%) Social Skills
2 14 (30.43%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (15.22%) Finance
3 7 (15.22%) Legal
3 7 (15.22%) Organisational Skills
4 6 (13.04%) Games
5 4 (8.70%) Law
5 4 (8.70%) Marketing
5 4 (8.70%) Public Sector
6 3 (6.52%) Banking
7 1 (2.17%) Back Office
7 1 (2.17%) French Language
7 1 (2.17%) Manufacturing
7 1 (2.17%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 14 (30.43%) Project Manager
2 11 (23.91%) Developer
3 7 (15.22%) Delivery Manager
4 5 (10.87%) Angular Developer
4 5 (10.87%) Senior Developer
5 4 (8.70%) DevOps Engineer
5 4 (8.70%) Scrum Master
5 4 (8.70%) ScrumMaster Project Manager
5 4 (8.70%) Technical Manager
5 4 (8.70%) Technical Project Manager
6 3 (6.52%) Project Delivery Manager
6 3 (6.52%) Senior Manager
6 3 (6.52%) Senior Project Manager
6 3 (6.52%) Support Specialist
6 3 (6.52%) Web Manager
7 2 (4.35%) .NET Developer
7 2 (4.35%) Analyst
7 2 (4.35%) C# .NET Developer
7 2 (4.35%) Java Developer
7 2 (4.35%) Product Owner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (19.57%) AngularJS
1 9 (19.57%) CSS
1 9 (19.57%) HTML
2 5 (10.87%) Node.js
2 5 (10.87%) REST
2 5 (10.87%) Vue.js
2 5 (10.87%) Web Services
3 4 (8.70%) Hibernate
4 3 (6.52%) HTML5
4 3 (6.52%) React
5 2 (4.35%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 2 (4.35%) CSS3
5 2 (4.35%) jQuery
5 2 (4.35%) Kafka
5 2 (4.35%) Redux
5 2 (4.35%) Spring Batch
5 2 (4.35%) Spring Boot
5 2 (4.35%) Spring Integration
5 2 (4.35%) Spring Security
5 2 (4.35%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.87%) Oculus Rift
2 4 (8.70%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (4.35%) User Experience
4 1 (2.17%) Analytical Mindset
4 1 (2.17%) CCTV
4 1 (2.17%) Marketing Technology
4 1 (2.17%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.87%) Linux
2 1 (2.17%) SUSE
2 1 (2.17%) Windows
2 1 (2.17%) Windows 10
2 1 (2.17%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (56.52%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (47.83%) Project Management
3 12 (26.09%) Analytics
3 12 (26.09%) Data Analysis
3 12 (26.09%) Scrum
4 11 (23.91%) Artificial Intelligence
4 11 (23.91%) Data Integration
4 11 (23.91%) Machine Learning
4 11 (23.91%) Visualisation
5 8 (17.39%) Software Testing
6 7 (15.22%) Contingency Planning
6 7 (15.22%) DevOps
6 7 (15.22%) Project Delivery
6 7 (15.22%) Web Development
7 5 (10.87%) OOP
7 5 (10.87%) Prototyping
7 5 (10.87%) Unit Testing
8 4 (8.70%) B2B
8 4 (8.70%) Migration
8 4 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (19.57%) JavaScript
2 4 (8.70%) Bash Shell
3 2 (4.35%) C#
3 2 (4.35%) ES6
3 2 (4.35%) Java
3 2 (4.35%) Java 8
3 2 (4.35%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 11 (23.91%) Degree
2 4 (8.70%) SC Cleared
2 4 (8.70%) Security Cleared
3 3 (6.52%) AAT
4 2 (4.35%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (2.17%) CCNA
5 1 (2.17%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (15.22%) QA
System Software
1 4 (8.70%) Docker
2 2 (4.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 2 (4.35%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 4 (8.70%) Ansible
1 4 (8.70%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 7 (15.22%) Microsoft
2 5 (10.87%) Facebook
3 3 (6.52%) Oracle
4 2 (4.35%) Adobe
5 1 (2.17%) Atlassian
5 1 (2.17%) Google
5 1 (2.17%) Pardot
5 1 (2.17%) Salesforce.com