Period
to 31 July 2021

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 31 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Problem-Solving
South West > Somerset
6 months to
31 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 17 18 22
Rank change year-on-year +1 +4 +2
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 60 56 88
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Somerset 9.29% 13.18% 11.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.26% 14.21% 12.29%
Number of salaries quoted 34 48 78
10th Percentile £22,100 £27,350 £24,700
25th Percentile £28,000 £33,750 £31,817
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £35,000 £46,250 £38,187
Median % change year-on-year -24.32% +21.12% -4.53%
75th Percentile £57,188 £57,500 £46,250
90th Percentile £72,275 £58,750 £68,750
South West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year +12.50% -3.61% -

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 585 394 716
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Somerset 90.56% 92.71% 89.72%
Number of salaries quoted 381 342 628
10th Percentile £26,250 £28,750 £28,500
25th Percentile £33,750 £37,500 £33,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £47,500 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year -5.26% +11.76% +4.94%
75th Percentile £53,750 £58,438 £52,813
90th Percentile £67,500 £71,250 £66,250
South West median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 31 July 2021.

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 31 July 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
Bath -5 14 £50,000 - 6
Street -4 7 - -
Clevedon - 7 £35,000 -
Taunton -3 6 £30,500 +1.67% 1
Bridgwater - 5 £28,000 -
Castle Cary - 5 - -
Yeovil - 1 - -
Problem-Solving
South West

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 Somerset region with a requirement for Problem-Solving.

1 20 (33.33%) Social Skills
2 17 (28.33%) JavaScript
3 16 (26.67%) Windows
3 16 (26.67%) Linux
4 14 (23.33%) PHP
5 12 (20.00%) Microsoft
6 11 (18.33%) Microsoft 365
6 11 (18.33%) Analytical Skills
7 10 (16.67%) Time Management
8 9 (15.00%) SQL Server
8 9 (15.00%) Python
9 8 (13.33%) Java
9 8 (13.33%) Azure
9 8 (13.33%) Fintech
10 7 (11.67%) Windows Server
10 7 (11.67%) Law
10 7 (11.67%) Software Engineering
11 6 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
11 6 (10.00%) HTML
11 6 (10.00%) C#
11 6 (10.00%) SQL
11 6 (10.00%) MySQL
11 6 (10.00%) Microsoft Excel
11 6 (10.00%) DNS
11 6 (10.00%) Unix
11 6 (10.00%) DHCP
11 6 (10.00%) Robotics
11 6 (10.00%) QA
11 6 (10.00%) Problem Management
11 6 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis

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 5 (8.33%) MS Exchange
2 3 (5.00%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (3.33%) Confluence
4 1 (1.67%) Apache
4 1 (1.67%) JBoss
4 1 (1.67%) NServiceBus
4 1 (1.67%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.67%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (1.67%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.67%) WebLogic
Applications
1 6 (10.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (3.33%) Magento
1 2 (3.33%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (1.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.67%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.67%) Primavera
2 1 (1.67%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (18.33%) Microsoft 365
2 8 (13.33%) Azure
3 4 (6.67%) GCP
3 4 (6.67%) Google Workspace
4 3 (5.00%) AWS
4 3 (5.00%) SaaS
5 2 (3.33%) Azure Stack
5 2 (3.33%) GitHub
6 1 (1.67%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (1.67%) npm
6 1 (1.67%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.00%) DHCP
1 6 (10.00%) DNS
2 5 (8.33%) Firewall
3 4 (6.67%) Internet
3 4 (6.67%) LAN
4 3 (5.00%) WLAN
5 2 (3.33%) IPv4
5 2 (3.33%) IPv6
5 2 (3.33%) TCP/IP
5 2 (3.33%) VoIP
6 1 (1.67%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (15.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (10.00%) MySQL
3 4 (6.67%) MongoDB
4 3 (5.00%) Redis
5 1 (1.67%) Big Data
5 1 (1.67%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.67%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (1.67%) Power BI
5 1 (1.67%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (6.67%) GitLab
1 4 (6.67%) JIRA
2 3 (5.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (5.00%) Selenium
3 2 (3.33%) Bitbucket
4 1 (1.67%) Ant
4 1 (1.67%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.67%) Cypress.io
4 1 (1.67%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.67%) JMeter
4 1 (1.67%) Maven
4 1 (1.67%) Postman
4 1 (1.67%) Protractor
4 1 (1.67%) Subversion
4 1 (1.67%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.67%) TestLink
4 1 (1.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 20 (33.33%) Social Skills
2 11 (18.33%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (11.67%) Law
4 5 (8.33%) Games
5 4 (6.67%) Retail
6 3 (5.00%) Finance
6 3 (5.00%) Organisational Skills
7 2 (3.33%) Documentation Skills
7 2 (3.33%) Legal
8 1 (1.67%) Billing
8 1 (1.67%) Influencing Skills
8 1 (1.67%) Local Government
8 1 (1.67%) Manufacturing
8 1 (1.67%) Marketing
8 1 (1.67%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (1.67%) Presentation Skills
8 1 (1.67%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 10 (16.67%) Analyst
2 7 (11.67%) Developer
3 6 (10.00%) Business Analyst
4 5 (8.33%) IT Engineer
4 5 (8.33%) IT Support
4 5 (8.33%) QA Engineer
4 5 (8.33%) Quality Engineer
4 5 (8.33%) Support Engineer
5 4 (6.67%) Applications Support
5 4 (6.67%) IT Support Engineer
5 4 (6.67%) Senior Developer
6 3 (5.00%) PHP Developer
6 3 (5.00%) Site Engineer
6 3 (5.00%) Site Reliability Engineer
6 3 (5.00%) Software Engineer
6 3 (5.00%) Technical Support
7 2 (3.33%) Head of Development
7 2 (3.33%) Head of Software Development
7 2 (3.33%) Linux Administrator
7 2 (3.33%) Senior PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.00%) HTML
2 5 (8.33%) AngularJS
2 5 (8.33%) Babylonjs
2 5 (8.33%) jQuery
2 5 (8.33%) LAMP
2 5 (8.33%) React
2 5 (8.33%) Unreal Engine
3 4 (6.67%) .NET
3 4 (6.67%) CSS
4 3 (5.00%) .NET Framework
4 3 (5.00%) Vue.js
5 2 (3.33%) HTML5
5 2 (3.33%) Laravel
5 2 (3.33%) Node.js
5 2 (3.33%) React Native
5 2 (3.33%) RESTful
5 2 (3.33%) Symfony
5 2 (3.33%) Tailwind CSS
6 1 (1.67%) iOS SDK
6 1 (1.67%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.00%) Robotics
2 5 (8.33%) 3D Graphics
2 5 (8.33%) Algorithms
2 5 (8.33%) SIMD
3 2 (3.33%) Mobile App
3 2 (3.33%) Virtual Team
4 1 (1.67%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (1.67%) Housing Association
4 1 (1.67%) Life Science
4 1 (1.67%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 16 (26.67%) Linux
1 16 (26.67%) Windows
2 7 (11.67%) Windows Server
3 6 (10.00%) Unix
4 5 (8.33%) Android
5 4 (6.67%) Apple iOS
5 4 (6.67%) Mac OS
6 1 (1.67%) Ubuntu
6 1 (1.67%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.67%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.67%) Windows Server 2016
6 1 (1.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (16.67%) Time Management
2 8 (13.33%) Fintech
3 7 (11.67%) Software Engineering
4 6 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (10.00%) Problem Management
4 6 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
5 5 (8.33%) Analytics
5 5 (8.33%) Business Analysis
5 5 (8.33%) Computer Architecture
5 5 (8.33%) Computer Science
5 5 (8.33%) Data Migration
5 5 (8.33%) Email Migration
5 5 (8.33%) ITIL
5 5 (8.33%) Lean Six Sigma
5 5 (8.33%) Migration
5 5 (8.33%) Six Sigma
6 4 (6.67%) Android Development
6 4 (6.67%) iOS Development
6 4 (6.67%) Project Management
6 4 (6.67%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 17 (28.33%) JavaScript
2 14 (23.33%) PHP
3 9 (15.00%) Python
4 8 (13.33%) Java
5 6 (10.00%) C#
5 6 (10.00%) SQL
6 5 (8.33%) C++
6 5 (8.33%) MATLAB
7 4 (6.67%) Go
7 4 (6.67%) Ruby
7 4 (6.67%) Shell Script
8 2 (3.33%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.67%) Java 8
9 1 (1.67%) Jython
9 1 (1.67%) Objective-C
9 1 (1.67%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.67%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.67%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 5 (8.33%) Degree
2 3 (5.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.67%) HNC
3 1 (1.67%) HND
3 1 (1.67%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.00%) QA
2 5 (8.33%) PMO
3 1 (1.67%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.67%) PMBOK
3 1 (1.67%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (5.00%) Docker
1 3 (5.00%) Gluster
1 3 (5.00%) Hyper-V
1 3 (5.00%) KVM
1 3 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (5.00%) Xen
2 1 (1.67%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (1.67%) Ansible
1 1 (1.67%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 12 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (6.67%) Apple
2 4 (6.67%) Google
3 3 (5.00%) VMware
4 2 (3.33%) Atlassian
4 2 (3.33%) Siebel
4 2 (3.33%) WooCommerce
5 1 (1.67%) Capita
5 1 (1.67%) Cisco
5 1 (1.67%) Guidewire
5 1 (1.67%) Oracle