Period
to 20 October 2020

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

Problem-Solving
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
20 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 28 47 27
Rank change year-on-year +19 -20 +8
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 20 22 30
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 6.39% 4.10% 7.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.64% 4.56% 8.15%
Number of salaries quoted 10 19 19
Median annual salary £45,000 £37,500 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% -15.73% +18.67%
10th Percentile £22,600 £22,050 £25,000
90th Percentile £50,700 £60,250 £61,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £49,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +6.06% +4.21% +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 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 301 482 368
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 96.17% 89.76% 89.32%
Number of salaries quoted 122 329 276
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +11.11%
10th Percentile £27,600 £24,600 £24,125
90th Percentile £64,875 £72,500 £65,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +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 20 October 2020.

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 20 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
County Antrim +14 18 £45,000 +20.00% 12
Problem-Solving
UK

For the 6 months to 20 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 Northern Ireland region with a requirement for Problem-Solving.

1 10 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (45.00%) Java
3 8 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 8 (40.00%) C#
3 8 (40.00%) Software Engineering
4 7 (35.00%) Python
5 6 (30.00%) Finance
5 6 (30.00%) QA
5 6 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (25.00%) Windows
6 5 (25.00%) Linux
6 5 (25.00%) Mentoring
6 5 (25.00%) Docker
6 5 (25.00%) DevOps
6 5 (25.00%) React
7 4 (20.00%) GCP
7 4 (20.00%) Fintech
7 4 (20.00%) Azure
7 4 (20.00%) AWS
7 4 (20.00%) Machine Learning
7 4 (20.00%) ASP.NET
7 4 (20.00%) .NET
7 4 (20.00%) SQL Server
7 4 (20.00%) SQL
7 4 (20.00%) HTML
7 4 (20.00%) Google
8 3 (15.00%) .NET Framework
8 3 (15.00%) Degree
8 3 (15.00%) Computer Science
8 3 (15.00%) TDD

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 3 (15.00%) Elasticsearch
1 3 (15.00%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 4 (20.00%) AWS
1 4 (20.00%) Azure
1 4 (20.00%) GCP
2 3 (15.00%) G Suite
3 1 (5.00%) GitHub
3 1 (5.00%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.00%) SSL
2 1 (5.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.00%) Big Data
2 1 (5.00%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 3 (15.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (10.00%) Automake
2 2 (10.00%) GCC
2 2 (10.00%) GDB
3 1 (5.00%) NUnit
3 1 (5.00%) Selenium
General
1 6 (30.00%) Finance
2 2 (10.00%) Banking
2 2 (10.00%) Publishing
2 2 (10.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (25.00%) Developer
2 2 (10.00%) Analyst
2 2 (10.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 2 (10.00%) Java Developer
2 2 (10.00%) Principal Developer
2 2 (10.00%) Principal Software Developer
2 2 (10.00%) QA Engineer
2 2 (10.00%) Software Developer
2 2 (10.00%) Technical Leader
3 1 (5.00%) Banking Business Analyst
3 1 (5.00%) Business Intelligence Analyst
3 1 (5.00%) Financial Analyst
3 1 (5.00%) Financial Business Analyst
3 1 (5.00%) Financial Services Business Analyst
3 1 (5.00%) Graduate
3 1 (5.00%) Graduate Software Tester
3 1 (5.00%) Java Software Developer
3 1 (5.00%) JavaScript Developer
3 1 (5.00%) Risk Analyst
3 1 (5.00%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (25.00%) React
2 4 (20.00%) .NET
2 4 (20.00%) ASP.NET
2 4 (20.00%) HTML
3 3 (15.00%) .NET Framework
3 3 (15.00%) AngularJS
3 3 (15.00%) Elastic Stack
3 3 (15.00%) Natural Language Processing
3 3 (15.00%) TensorFlow
3 3 (15.00%) Vue.js
4 2 (10.00%) Sass
4 2 (10.00%) Spring
5 1 (5.00%) CSS
5 1 (5.00%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 10 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (15.00%) N-Tier
3 2 (10.00%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (10.00%) Robotics
3 2 (10.00%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (5.00%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (5.00%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 5 (25.00%) Linux
1 5 (25.00%) Windows
2 3 (15.00%) Windows Server
2 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (40.00%) Software Engineering
2 6 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (25.00%) DevOps
3 5 (25.00%) Mentoring
4 4 (20.00%) Fintech
4 4 (20.00%) Machine Learning
5 3 (15.00%) Artificial Intelligence
5 3 (15.00%) Computer Science
5 3 (15.00%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (15.00%) Kanban
5 3 (15.00%) Microservices
5 3 (15.00%) Project Delivery
5 3 (15.00%) Robotic Process Automation
5 3 (15.00%) Scrum
5 3 (15.00%) SDLC
5 3 (15.00%) TDD
5 3 (15.00%) Technical Leadership
6 2 (10.00%) Collaborative Working
6 2 (10.00%) Multithreaded Programming
6 2 (10.00%) Network Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 9 (45.00%) Java
2 8 (40.00%) C#
2 8 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 7 (35.00%) Python
4 4 (20.00%) SQL
5 3 (15.00%) Google Apps Script
5 3 (15.00%) PowerShell
5 3 (15.00%) VB.NET
5 3 (15.00%) VBA
6 2 (10.00%) C++
6 2 (10.00%) Ruby
7 1 (5.00%) Go
Qualifications
1 3 (15.00%) Degree
2 2 (10.00%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (30.00%) QA
System Software
1 5 (25.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) Kibana
1 3 (15.00%) Kubernetes
2 2 (10.00%) Ansible
2 2 (10.00%) Puppet
3 1 (5.00%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (5.00%) Terraform
Vendors
1 4 (20.00%) Google
2 3 (15.00%) Automation Anywhere
2 3 (15.00%) Blue Prism
2 3 (15.00%) UiPath
3 1 (5.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.00%) Splunk