Period
to 22 January 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 22 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Problem-Solving
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
22 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 28 37 45
Rank change year-on-year +9 +8 0
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 28 34 33
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 8.62% 5.86% 5.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.89% 6.58% 5.80%
Number of salaries quoted 25 25 19
Median annual salary £45,000 £37,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% -21.05% +14.46%
10th Percentile £36,000 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £57,000 £60,000 £80,000
UK 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 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 315 517 569
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 96.92% 89.14% 90.46%
Number of salaries quoted 179 404 336
Median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +8.97%
10th Percentile £28,300 £27,150 £26,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £63,750
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
% 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 22 January 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 22 January 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 +7 20 £45,000 +20.00% 11
Problem-Solving
UK

For the 6 months to 22 January 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 16 (57.14%) Linux
2 14 (50.00%) Degree
2 14 (50.00%) Computer Science
3 12 (42.86%) Software Engineering
4 11 (39.29%) Python
4 11 (39.29%) JavaScript
4 11 (39.29%) Docker
4 11 (39.29%) Computer Science Degree
5 10 (35.71%) SQL
5 10 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (35.71%) QA
5 10 (35.71%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (32.14%) Test Automation
7 7 (25.00%) Windows
7 7 (25.00%) Node.js
7 7 (25.00%) DevOps
7 7 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (25.00%) Kubernetes
8 6 (21.43%) Ansible
8 6 (21.43%) Puppet
8 6 (21.43%) AWS
8 6 (21.43%) C#
8 6 (21.43%) C++
8 6 (21.43%) Finance
8 6 (21.43%) Ruby
9 5 (17.86%) Tomcat
9 5 (17.86%) Middleware
9 5 (17.86%) Jenkins
9 5 (17.86%) Grunt
9 5 (17.86%) Microservices

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 5 (17.86%) Tomcat
2 4 (14.29%) Apache
2 4 (14.29%) Apache Pulsar
2 4 (14.29%) nginx
3 1 (3.57%) JBoss
3 1 (3.57%) WebSphere
3 1 (3.57%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (3.57%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 6 (21.43%) AWS
2 4 (14.29%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (14.29%) Amazon S3
2 4 (14.29%) Route 53
2 4 (14.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 3 (10.71%) Azure
4 2 (7.14%) GitHub
4 2 (7.14%) npm
5 1 (3.57%) GCP
5 1 (3.57%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 4 (14.29%) OpenVPN
2 3 (10.71%) HTTP
2 3 (10.71%) RTP
2 3 (10.71%) RTSP
3 2 (7.14%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.29%) MongoDB
1 4 (14.29%) MySQL
1 4 (14.29%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (10.71%) Relational Database
2 3 (10.71%) SQLite
3 2 (7.14%) CouchDB
3 2 (7.14%) NoSQL
3 2 (7.14%) SQL Server
4 1 (3.57%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 5 (17.86%) Grunt
1 5 (17.86%) gulp
1 5 (17.86%) Jenkins
1 5 (17.86%) webpack
2 4 (14.29%) Artifactory
2 4 (14.29%) Git (software)
2 4 (14.29%) GitLab
2 4 (14.29%) Subversion
2 4 (14.29%) Travis CI
3 3 (10.71%) GoogleTest
3 3 (10.71%) Mocha
4 1 (3.57%) Automake
4 1 (3.57%) GCC
4 1 (3.57%) GDB
4 1 (3.57%) NUnit
4 1 (3.57%) Selenium
General
1 6 (21.43%) Finance
2 2 (7.14%) Banking
3 1 (3.57%) Front Office
3 1 (3.57%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (28.57%) Software Engineer
2 6 (21.43%) Developer
3 5 (17.86%) DevOps Engineer
3 5 (17.86%) JavaScript Engineer
3 5 (17.86%) Software Developer
4 4 (14.29%) JavaScript Developer
4 4 (14.29%) Site Reliability Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) Cloud Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) Developer/Software Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) Full Stack Developer
5 3 (10.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Principal Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Principal Software Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) QA Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Senior Software Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Senior Web Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Web Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Graduate Software Tester
7 1 (3.57%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (25.00%) Node.js
2 5 (17.86%) Middleware
3 4 (14.29%) Elastic Stack
3 4 (14.29%) Express
3 4 (14.29%) HTML
3 4 (14.29%) Kafka
3 4 (14.29%) LAMP
3 4 (14.29%) LAPP Stack
3 4 (14.29%) LEMP Stack
3 4 (14.29%) RabbitMQ
4 3 (10.71%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 3 (10.71%) HTML5
4 3 (10.71%) REST
5 2 (7.14%) AngularJS
5 2 (7.14%) Material Design
5 2 (7.14%) RESTful
5 2 (7.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (3.57%) .NET
6 1 (3.57%) CSS
6 1 (3.57%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (14.29%) Embedded Systems
2 4 (14.29%) Linux Command Line
2 4 (14.29%) Management Information System
3 3 (10.71%) User Experience
4 2 (7.14%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (3.57%) Algorithms
5 1 (3.57%) Cloud Native
5 1 (3.57%) Derivative
5 1 (3.57%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 16 (57.14%) Linux
2 7 (25.00%) Windows
3 4 (14.29%) CentOS
3 4 (14.29%) Ubuntu
4 1 (3.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (3.57%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 12 (42.86%) Software Engineering
3 10 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (35.71%) Continuous Integration
4 9 (32.14%) Test Automation
5 7 (25.00%) DevOps
6 5 (17.86%) Infrastructure as Code
6 5 (17.86%) Microservices
7 4 (14.29%) Component Testing
7 4 (14.29%) Configuration Management
7 4 (14.29%) Product Management
7 4 (14.29%) Project Planning
7 4 (14.29%) SDLC
7 4 (14.29%) Site Reliability Engineering
8 3 (10.71%) OO
8 3 (10.71%) Scrum
8 3 (10.71%) Technical Debt
9 2 (7.14%) Decision-Making
9 2 (7.14%) Fintech
9 2 (7.14%) Scaled Agile Framework
Programming Languages
1 11 (39.29%) JavaScript
1 11 (39.29%) Python
2 10 (35.71%) SQL
3 6 (21.43%) C#
3 6 (21.43%) C++
3 6 (21.43%) Ruby
4 4 (14.29%) Java
5 3 (10.71%) Bash Shell
6 2 (7.14%) Go
6 2 (7.14%) TypeScript
7 1 (3.57%) C
7 1 (3.57%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 14 (50.00%) Degree
2 11 (39.29%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (3.57%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (35.71%) QA
2 1 (3.57%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 11 (39.29%) Docker
2 4 (14.29%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 7 (25.00%) Kubernetes
2 6 (21.43%) Ansible
2 6 (21.43%) Puppet
3 5 (17.86%) Terraform
4 4 (14.29%) Docker Swarm
4 4 (14.29%) Grafana
4 4 (14.29%) Munin
4 4 (14.29%) Nagios
4 4 (14.29%) Prometheus
5 1 (3.57%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 4 (14.29%) Lets Encrypt
2 3 (10.71%) Google
3 1 (3.57%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.57%) Red Hat
3 1 (3.57%) Splunk