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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 1 July 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Problem-Solving
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
1 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 3 43 21
Rank change year-on-year +40 -22 +20
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 253 40 39
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 27.56% 7.12% 9.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 29.45% 7.38% 10.26%
Number of salaries quoted 37 17 18
10th Percentile £26,250 £31,300 £29,800
25th Percentile £28,500 £35,000 -
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.75% - +18.08%
75th Percentile £53,750 £45,000 £52,000
90th Percentile £59,750 £50,750 £53,100
UK median annual salary £54,882 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.54% +5.00% +8.70%

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 859 542 380
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 93.57% 96.44% 92.68%
Number of salaries quoted 348 281 162
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £28,775
25th Percentile £34,188 £31,250 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £40,000 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year +18.75% -5.88% -
75th Percentile £58,750 £56,250 £55,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £77,500 £60,000
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%

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 1 July 2022.

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 1 July 2022. 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
County Antrim +33 227 £36,500 -8.75% 13
Newry - 9 £40,000 - 1
County Down - 9 £40,000 - 1
County Tyrone - 3 - -
County Armagh - 1 £52,500 - 2
County Londonderry - 1 - -
Problem-Solving
UK

For the 6 months to 1 July 2022, 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.

1 153 (60.47%) Agile
2 134 (52.96%) Finance
3 131 (51.78%) Software Engineering
4 126 (49.80%) Risk Management
5 123 (48.62%) Derivative
6 115 (45.45%) Computer Science
7 92 (36.36%) Degree
8 84 (33.20%) Social Skills
9 81 (32.02%) Java
10 77 (30.43%) DevOps
11 74 (29.25%) GCP
12 71 (28.06%) AWS
13 69 (27.27%) Kubernetes
14 68 (26.88%) Linux
15 63 (24.90%) Continuous Improvement
16 60 (23.72%) Spring Boot
16 60 (23.72%) Python
17 59 (23.32%) SQL
18 58 (22.92%) Microservices
19 55 (21.74%) Test Automation
20 50 (19.76%) .NET
21 46 (18.18%) Software Testing
22 44 (17.39%) Mentoring
23 43 (17.00%) Azure
24 42 (16.60%) Computer Science Degree
25 41 (16.21%) Analytical Skills
26 39 (15.42%) Windows
27 38 (15.02%) OO
27 38 (15.02%) Low Latency
27 38 (15.02%) Cloud Native

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 22 (8.70%) Confluence
2 1 (0.40%) SAS
2 1 (0.40%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (3.95%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (3.56%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (3.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (1.58%) Pipeline Pilot
5 1 (0.40%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 2 (0.79%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (0.79%) Dynamics NAV
1 2 (0.79%) MFGPRO
1 2 (0.79%) NetSuite
1 2 (0.79%) Oracle Assets
1 2 (0.79%) Oracle Payables
1 2 (0.79%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 74 (29.25%) GCP
2 71 (28.06%) AWS
3 43 (17.00%) Azure
4 14 (5.53%) SaaS
5 10 (3.95%) Microsoft 365
6 5 (1.98%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (1.58%) Power Platform
8 3 (1.19%) Amazon EKS
8 3 (1.19%) GitHub
9 2 (0.79%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.40%) Amazon EMR
10 1 (0.40%) Azure DevOps
10 1 (0.40%) Google Docs
10 1 (0.40%) Google Sheets
Communications & Networking
1 36 (14.23%) Internet
2 29 (11.46%) Firewall
3 3 (1.19%) 4G
3 3 (1.19%) LAN
3 3 (1.19%) Remote Desktop
4 2 (0.79%) VPN
5 1 (0.40%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (7.11%) Data Lake
2 10 (3.95%) SQL Server
3 4 (1.58%) Power BI
3 4 (1.58%) Spotfire
3 4 (1.58%) Tableau
4 2 (0.79%) KNIME
4 2 (0.79%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (0.79%) QlikView
5 1 (0.40%) Amazon QuickSight
5 1 (0.40%) Big Data
5 1 (0.40%) Delta Lake
5 1 (0.40%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.40%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.40%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 23 (9.09%) JIRA
2 17 (6.72%) Postman
2 17 (6.72%) Selenium
3 12 (4.74%) Git (software)
4 3 (1.19%) GitLab
5 2 (0.79%) Oracle Forms
General
1 134 (52.96%) Finance
2 84 (33.20%) Social Skills
3 41 (16.21%) Analytical Skills
4 28 (11.07%) Public Sector
5 13 (5.14%) Pharmaceutical
6 9 (3.56%) Law
7 8 (3.16%) Legal
8 7 (2.77%) Presentation Skills
9 5 (1.98%) Retail
10 3 (1.19%) Banking
11 2 (0.79%) General Ledger
12 1 (0.40%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.40%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.40%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 92 (36.36%) Software Engineer
2 74 (29.25%) Graduate
3 46 (18.18%) DevOps Engineer
4 19 (7.51%) Software Engineering Graduate
4 19 (7.51%) Software Testing Engineer
4 19 (7.51%) Testing Engineer
5 18 (7.11%) Graduate Software Engineer
6 14 (5.53%) Analyst
6 14 (5.53%) Developer
7 10 (3.95%) .NET Developer
7 10 (3.95%) C# .NET Developer
7 10 (3.95%) C# Developer
8 7 (2.77%) Support Engineer
9 5 (1.98%) Data Analyst
9 5 (1.98%) IT Manager
10 4 (1.58%) Technical Engineer
10 4 (1.58%) Technical Support
10 4 (1.58%) Technical Support Engineer
11 3 (1.19%) Business Manager
11 3 (1.19%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (23.72%) Spring Boot
2 50 (19.76%) .NET
3 38 (15.02%) .NET Core
3 38 (15.02%) Kafka
4 22 (8.70%) Spring
5 18 (7.11%) REST
6 10 (3.95%) AngularJS
6 10 (3.95%) ASP.NET
6 10 (3.95%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 10 (3.95%) Hibernate
6 10 (3.95%) jQuery
6 10 (3.95%) WCF
7 1 (0.40%) CSS
7 1 (0.40%) HTML
7 1 (0.40%) HTML5
7 1 (0.40%) NumPy
7 1 (0.40%) Pandas
7 1 (0.40%) PyTorch
7 1 (0.40%) SciPy
7 1 (0.40%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 123 (48.62%) Derivative
2 38 (15.02%) Cloud Native
2 38 (15.02%) Self-Motivation
3 35 (13.83%) Enterprise Software
4 8 (3.16%) Biotechnology
4 8 (3.16%) Life Science
4 8 (3.16%) Management Information System
5 4 (1.58%) FMCG
6 3 (1.19%) Driving Licence
7 2 (0.79%) Algorithms
7 2 (0.79%) Legacy Applications
8 1 (0.40%) Blockchain
8 1 (0.40%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.40%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.40%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 68 (26.88%) Linux
2 39 (15.42%) Windows
3 22 (8.70%) Unix
4 11 (4.35%) Windows 10
5 4 (1.58%) Android
6 1 (0.40%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.40%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.40%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 153 (60.47%) Agile
2 131 (51.78%) Software Engineering
3 126 (49.80%) Risk Management
4 115 (45.45%) Computer Science
5 77 (30.43%) DevOps
6 63 (24.90%) Continuous Improvement
7 58 (22.92%) Microservices
8 55 (21.74%) Test Automation
9 46 (18.18%) Software Testing
10 44 (17.39%) Mentoring
11 38 (15.02%) Creative Problem-Solving
11 38 (15.02%) Critical Thinking
11 38 (15.02%) Low Latency
11 38 (15.02%) OO
12 29 (11.46%) Stakeholder Management
13 28 (11.07%) Digital Transformation Programme
13 28 (11.07%) Presales
13 28 (11.07%) Project Management
13 28 (11.07%) Prototyping
13 28 (11.07%) Rapid Prototyping
Programming Languages
1 81 (32.02%) Java
2 60 (23.72%) Python
3 59 (23.32%) SQL
4 31 (12.25%) C#
5 29 (11.46%) Bash
6 12 (4.74%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.40%) C++
7 1 (0.40%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.40%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.40%) R
7 1 (0.40%) Rust
7 1 (0.40%) VB
7 1 (0.40%) VBA
Qualifications
1 92 (36.36%) Degree
2 42 (16.60%) Computer Science Degree
3 28 (11.07%) SC Cleared
3 28 (11.07%) Security Cleared
4 4 (1.58%) AAT
4 4 (1.58%) Master's Degree
5 2 (0.79%) ACCA
5 2 (0.79%) CIMA
6 1 (0.40%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.40%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (0.40%) MCP
6 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (7.91%) SLA
2 19 (7.51%) Accessibility
3 4 (1.58%) GMP
3 4 (1.58%) QA
System Software
1 31 (12.25%) Docker
2 10 (3.95%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 10 (3.95%) Virtual Servers
3 8 (3.16%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 69 (27.27%) Kubernetes
2 28 (11.07%) Ansible
3 3 (1.19%) Grafana
3 3 (1.19%) Istio
3 3 (1.19%) Prometheus
3 3 (1.19%) Terraform
4 1 (0.40%) Autotask
4 1 (0.40%) SCCM
Vendors
1 36 (14.23%) Google
2 20 (7.91%) SAP
3 19 (7.51%) Atlassian
4 18 (7.11%) CyberSource
5 14 (5.53%) Microsoft
6 3 (1.19%) LexisNexis
6 3 (1.19%) Wyse
7 2 (0.79%) Alteryx
7 2 (0.79%) IFS
7 2 (0.79%) JD Edwards
7 2 (0.79%) Oracle
8 1 (0.40%) Adobe
8 1 (0.40%) Blue Prism
8 1 (0.40%) Databricks
8 1 (0.40%) Epicor
8 1 (0.40%) Kofax
8 1 (0.40%) Okta
8 1 (0.40%) UiPath