Period
to 10 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Shropshire 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 10 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Problem-Solving
West Midlands > Shropshire
6 months to
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 21 21 6
Rank change year-on-year 0 -15 +9
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 36 41 89
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Shropshire 10.40% 9.98% 16.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.37% 11.85% 18.58%
Number of salaries quoted 17 27 63
Shropshire median annual salary £55,000 £42,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +29.41% +21.43% -6.67%
10th Percentile £23,850 £22,250 £22,500
90th Percentile £57,500 £64,063 £43,750
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year +2.41% +9.21% +8.57%

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 Shropshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Shropshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 291 346 479
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Shropshire 84.10% 84.18% 89.03%
Number of salaries quoted 167 249 345
Shropshire median annual salary £37,500 £39,131 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.17% +1.64% -3.75%
10th Percentile £21,250 £25,237 £23,750
90th Percentile £61,250 £70,713 £58,250
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £41,333
% change year-on-year +12.50% -3.23% +3.33%

Problem-Solving
Job Vacancy Trend in Shropshire

Job postings citing Problem-Solving as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Shropshire.

Job vacancy trend for Problem-Solving in Shropshire

Problem-Solving
Salary Trend in Shropshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Problem-Solving in Shropshire.

Salary trend for Problem-Solving in Shropshire

Problem-Solving
Salary Histogram in Shropshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Problem-Solving in Shropshire over the 6 months to 10 December 2018.

Salary histogram for Problem-Solving in Shropshire

Problem-Solving
Job Locations in Shropshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Problem-Solving within the Shropshire region over the 6 months to 10 December 2018. 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
Telford -9 22 £42,500 -12.82% 24
Shrewsbury +15 5 - -
Oswestry - 1 £26,500 -
Problem-Solving
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 10 December 2018, 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 Shropshire region with a requirement for Problem-Solving.

1 14 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (36.11%) Open Source
3 12 (33.33%) Linux
3 12 (33.33%) Windows
3 12 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (30.56%) Windows Server
5 9 (25.00%) Java
5 9 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 9 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 9 (25.00%) Software Engineering
6 8 (22.22%) Google
6 8 (22.22%) Atlassian
6 8 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
6 8 (22.22%) Cloud Computing
6 8 (22.22%) OpenStack
6 8 (22.22%) JDA
6 8 (22.22%) Shell Script
6 8 (22.22%) Consul
6 8 (22.22%) Docker
6 8 (22.22%) DevOps
6 8 (22.22%) Kubernetes
6 8 (22.22%) Vagrant
6 8 (22.22%) Packer
6 8 (22.22%) Terraform
7 7 (19.44%) Identity Access Management
7 7 (19.44%) iPaaS
7 7 (19.44%) OpenShift
7 7 (19.44%) Microservices
7 7 (19.44%) SAML
7 7 (19.44%) Configuration Management

Problem-Solving
Co-occurring IT Skills in Shropshire 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 8 (22.22%) OpenStack
2 5 (13.89%) Exchange Server 2010
2 5 (13.89%) Exchange Server 2013
2 5 (13.89%) MS Exchange
2 5 (13.89%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.78%) Confluence
3 1 (2.78%) IBM Domino
3 1 (2.78%) IBM Notes
3 1 (2.78%) IIS
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) MIS ActiveH
1 1 (2.78%) OPENHousing
Cloud Services
1 9 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (22.22%) Cloud Computing
3 7 (19.44%) iPaaS
3 7 (19.44%) OpenShift
3 7 (19.44%) PaaS
4 6 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (19.44%) Firewall
2 2 (5.56%) DHCP
2 2 (5.56%) DNS
3 1 (2.78%) Cisco Wireless
3 1 (2.78%) Ethernet
3 1 (2.78%) LAN
3 1 (2.78%) Network Security
3 1 (2.78%) SAN
3 1 (2.78%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.78%) VoIP
3 1 (2.78%) VPN
3 1 (2.78%) WAN
3 1 (2.78%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (2.78%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 5 (13.89%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (13.89%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.78%) Big Data
3 1 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.78%) Hadoop
3 1 (2.78%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.78%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (22.22%) Vagrant
2 7 (19.44%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.78%) JIRA
3 1 (2.78%) Selenium
3 1 (2.78%) SoapUI
General
1 6 (16.67%) Marketing
2 2 (5.56%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (25.00%) Software Engineer
2 7 (19.44%) Architect
3 5 (13.89%) IT Project Leader
3 5 (13.89%) Project Leader
4 4 (11.11%) Platform Architect
5 2 (5.56%) Java Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) Java Software Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (2.78%) Infrastructure Architect
6 1 (2.78%) IT Administrator
6 1 (2.78%) IT Support
6 1 (2.78%) IT Support Technician
6 1 (2.78%) Junior Software Engineer
6 1 (2.78%) Project Coordinator
6 1 (2.78%) Senior Solutions Architect
6 1 (2.78%) Software Development Engineer
6 1 (2.78%) Software Test Engineer
6 1 (2.78%) Test Development Engineer
6 1 (2.78%) Test Engineer
6 1 (2.78%) Trainee
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (19.44%) OAuth
1 7 (19.44%) SAML
2 4 (11.11%) Middleware
3 2 (5.56%) Spring
4 1 (2.78%) Gherkin
4 1 (2.78%) OLE
4 1 (2.78%) RESTful
4 1 (2.78%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (13.89%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (8.33%) NHS
4 2 (5.56%) Public Cloud
5 1 (2.78%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.78%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 12 (33.33%) Linux
1 12 (33.33%) Windows
2 11 (30.56%) Windows Server
3 5 (13.89%) Windows 7
3 5 (13.89%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (11.11%) AIX
4 4 (11.11%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (36.11%) Open Source
3 9 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 9 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 8 (22.22%) DevOps
5 7 (19.44%) Configuration Management
5 7 (19.44%) Identity Access Management
5 7 (19.44%) Microservices
5 7 (19.44%) Migration
6 6 (16.67%) Presales
6 6 (16.67%) PRINCE2
6 6 (16.67%) Project Management
6 6 (16.67%) Re-Platforming
7 5 (13.89%) Security Architecture
7 5 (13.89%) Service Management
8 3 (8.33%) IT Strategy
9 2 (5.56%) Change Management
9 2 (5.56%) Decision-Making
9 2 (5.56%) Unit Testing
9 2 (5.56%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 9 (25.00%) Java
2 8 (22.22%) Shell Script
3 2 (5.56%) SQL
4 1 (2.78%) Groovy
4 1 (2.78%) PHP
4 1 (2.78%) Scala
Qualifications
1 5 (13.89%) APMP
1 5 (13.89%) DBS Check
1 5 (13.89%) ISEB
1 5 (13.89%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 3 (8.33%) MCSE
2 3 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.78%) HNC
3 1 (2.78%) HND
3 1 (2.78%) MCITP
3 1 (2.78%) MCSA
3 1 (2.78%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.56%) QA
System Software
1 8 (22.22%) Docker
2 6 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (13.89%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (11.11%) PowerHA
5 3 (8.33%) Active Directory
6 1 (2.78%) Hyper-V
6 1 (2.78%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 8 (22.22%) Consul
1 8 (22.22%) Kubernetes
1 8 (22.22%) Packer
1 8 (22.22%) Terraform
2 1 (2.78%) Backup Exec
2 1 (2.78%) SCCM
2 1 (2.78%) WSUS
Vendors
1 8 (22.22%) Atlassian
1 8 (22.22%) Google
1 8 (22.22%) JDA
2 6 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 6 (16.67%) Veeam
2 6 (16.67%) VMware
3 4 (11.11%) Oracle
4 2 (5.56%) IBM
5 1 (2.78%) Apple
5 1 (2.78%) Cisco
5 1 (2.78%) Citrix
5 1 (2.78%) HP
5 1 (2.78%) Symantec