Period
to 4 July 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Somerset 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 4 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Problem-Solving
South West > Somerset
6 months to
4 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 9 17 22
Rank change year-on-year +8 +5 -2
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 84 100 105
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Somerset 15.97% 11.39% 10.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 17.95% 12.90% 11.15%
Number of salaries quoted 81 102 89
Median annual salary £45,000 £38,187 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.84% -4.53% -5.88%
10th Percentile £28,250 £25,050 £24,450
90th Percentile £58,750 £67,925 £63,750
South West median annual salary £42,178 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.45% -5.88% +6.25%

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 Somerset with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Somerset
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 468 775 942
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Somerset 88.97% 88.27% 91.90%
Number of salaries quoted 400 626 817
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,028
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.12% +5.07%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,875 £27,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £67,500 £62,500
South West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +2.72%

Problem-Solving
Job Vacancy Trend in Somerset

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

Job vacancy trend for Problem-Solving in Somerset

Problem-Solving
Salary Trend in Somerset

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

Salary trend for Problem-Solving in Somerset

Problem-Solving
Salary Histogram in Somerset

Salary distribution for jobs citing Problem-Solving in Somerset over the 6 months to 4 July 2020.

Salary histogram for Problem-Solving in Somerset

Problem-Solving
Job Locations in Somerset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Problem-Solving within the Somerset region over the 6 months to 4 July 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
Bath +5 44 £50,000 -2.44% 1
Portishead 0 12 £45,000 +94.10%
Frome -1 9 £30,000 -4.76% 1
Glastonbury - 9 £42,500 -
Street +3 3 £72,500 +93.33%
Clevedon +10 2 £31,500 -3.08%
Taunton +1 2 £30,000 -21.44%
Problem-Solving
South West

For the 6 months to 4 July 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 Somerset region with a requirement for Problem-Solving.

1 30 (35.71%) Software Engineering
2 26 (30.95%) JavaScript
2 26 (30.95%) Python
3 23 (27.38%) Node.js
4 21 (25.00%) MongoDB
4 21 (25.00%) PHP
4 21 (25.00%) Java
5 20 (23.81%) Windows
5 20 (23.81%) AngularJS
6 19 (22.62%) Customer Requirements
6 19 (22.62%) Ruby
6 19 (22.62%) Agile Software Development
7 18 (21.43%) Vue.js
7 18 (21.43%) React Native
8 17 (20.24%) React
8 17 (20.24%) Go
8 17 (20.24%) Open Source
8 17 (20.24%) Windows Server
9 16 (19.05%) Docker
9 16 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
9 16 (19.05%) Objective-C
9 16 (19.05%) Android
9 16 (19.05%) .NET
9 16 (19.05%) C
10 15 (17.86%) Marketing
11 14 (16.67%) Firewall
12 13 (15.48%) Degree
13 12 (14.29%) Use Case
13 12 (14.29%) Pair Programming
13 12 (14.29%) Linux

Problem-Solving
Co-occurring IT Skills in Somerset 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 9 (10.71%) SharePoint
2 6 (7.14%) Apache
3 4 (4.76%) Confluence
4 3 (3.57%) MS Exchange
5 2 (2.38%) CMS
5 2 (2.38%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (2.38%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 11 (13.10%) Office 365
2 8 (9.52%) Azure
3 7 (8.33%) AWS
4 6 (7.14%) Amazon SQS
4 6 (7.14%) AWS Lambda
4 6 (7.14%) GitHub
4 6 (7.14%) Serverless
5 5 (5.95%) SaaS
6 4 (4.76%) DigitalOcean
7 2 (2.38%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (1.19%) GCP
8 1 (1.19%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (16.67%) Firewall
2 6 (7.14%) Wi-Fi
3 5 (5.95%) VLAN
4 3 (3.57%) 802.11
4 3 (3.57%) ADSL
4 3 (3.57%) ISDN
4 3 (3.57%) Network Security
4 3 (3.57%) VoIP
5 2 (2.38%) DHCP
5 2 (2.38%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (25.00%) MongoDB
2 2 (2.38%) Couchbase
2 2 (2.38%) CouchDB
3 1 (1.19%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.19%) MariaDB
3 1 (1.19%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (4.76%) JIRA
2 1 (1.19%) Git (software)
General
1 15 (17.86%) Marketing
2 3 (3.57%) Finance
2 3 (3.57%) Housing Association
3 2 (2.38%) Retail
4 1 (1.19%) Banking
4 1 (1.19%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 21 (25.00%) Software Engineer
2 14 (16.67%) Analyst
3 12 (14.29%) Customer Engineer
3 12 (14.29%) Developer
4 9 (10.71%) Support Analyst
5 7 (8.33%) Applications Support
5 7 (8.33%) Applications Support Analyst
6 6 (7.14%) Account Manager
6 6 (7.14%) C Software Engineer
6 6 (7.14%) Embedded C Engineer
6 6 (7.14%) Embedded C Software Engineer
6 6 (7.14%) Embedded Engineer
6 6 (7.14%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 6 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (7.14%) Python Engineer
6 6 (7.14%) Python Software Engineer
7 5 (5.95%) Support Engineer
8 4 (4.76%) Administrator
8 4 (4.76%) IT Support
8 4 (4.76%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (27.38%) Node.js
2 20 (23.81%) AngularJS
3 18 (21.43%) React Native
3 18 (21.43%) Vue.js
4 17 (20.24%) React
5 16 (19.05%) .NET
6 11 (13.10%) .NET Framework
6 11 (13.10%) RESTful
6 11 (13.10%) Ruby on Rails
7 6 (7.14%) Web Services
8 5 (5.95%) CSS
8 5 (5.95%) HTML
9 4 (4.76%) Express
9 4 (4.76%) Hibernate
9 4 (4.76%) Spring
10 3 (3.57%) 802.1X
11 2 (2.38%) Apache Cordova
11 2 (2.38%) jQuery
11 2 (2.38%) Laravel
11 2 (2.38%) PhoneGap
Miscellaneous
1 16 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (10.71%) iPad
2 9 (10.71%) iPhone
3 6 (7.14%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (2.38%) Clustering
4 2 (2.38%) Fat Client
4 2 (2.38%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.38%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 20 (23.81%) Windows
2 17 (20.24%) Windows Server
3 16 (19.05%) Android
4 12 (14.29%) Linux
5 9 (10.71%) Windows 10
6 8 (9.52%) Windows Server 2019
7 5 (5.95%) Apple iOS
8 2 (2.38%) Ubuntu
8 2 (2.38%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (35.71%) Software Engineering
2 19 (22.62%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (22.62%) Customer Requirements
3 17 (20.24%) Open Source
4 12 (14.29%) Pair Programming
4 12 (14.29%) Use Case
5 11 (13.10%) MVC
6 10 (11.90%) Continuous Integration
6 10 (11.90%) Service Delivery
7 9 (10.71%) CRM
7 9 (10.71%) Fintech
7 9 (10.71%) Mentoring
7 9 (10.71%) Time Management
8 8 (9.52%) Incident Management
9 7 (8.33%) Data Analysis
9 7 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 7 (8.33%) People Management
9 7 (8.33%) Performance Management
9 7 (8.33%) Problem Management
9 7 (8.33%) SFIA
Programming Languages
1 26 (30.95%) JavaScript
1 26 (30.95%) Python
2 21 (25.00%) Java
2 21 (25.00%) PHP
3 19 (22.62%) Ruby
4 17 (20.24%) Go
5 16 (19.05%) C
5 16 (19.05%) Objective-C
6 11 (13.10%) C#
7 6 (7.14%) Embedded C
8 5 (5.95%) PowerShell
9 3 (3.57%) TypeScript
10 2 (2.38%) Bash Shell
10 2 (2.38%) Perl
10 2 (2.38%) Shell Script
11 1 (1.19%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (15.48%) Degree
2 5 (5.95%) CCNA
2 5 (5.95%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (3.57%) MCSA
3 3 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (3.57%) Network+ Certification
4 1 (1.19%) CCENT
System Software
1 16 (19.05%) Docker
2 8 (9.52%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (4.76%) Active Directory
3 4 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.38%) Btrfs
4 2 (2.38%) Ceph
4 2 (2.38%) DRBD
4 2 (2.38%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.38%) KVM
4 2 (2.38%) Xen
5 1 (1.19%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (3.57%) FortiGate
2 2 (2.38%) Check_MK
2 2 (2.38%) Nagios
3 1 (1.19%) Kubernetes
3 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 11 (13.10%) VMware
2 10 (11.90%) Cisco
3 9 (10.71%) Meraki
3 9 (10.71%) Microsoft
4 8 (9.52%) Apple
5 5 (5.95%) Brocade
6 3 (3.57%) Acronis
6 3 (3.57%) ESET
6 3 (3.57%) Ubiquiti
7 2 (2.38%) HP
7 2 (2.38%) IBM
7 2 (2.38%) Symantec
7 2 (2.38%) Veritas
8 1 (1.19%) Google