Period
to 1 April 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 1 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Problem-Solving
South West > Somerset
6 months to
1 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 11 26 25
Rank change year-on-year +15 -1 -3
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 126 111 107
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Somerset 14.63% 10.24% 9.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 16.71% 11.35% 9.91%
Number of salaries quoted 123 103 98
Median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £28,250 £26,350 £26,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £68,750 £60,000
South West median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - -5.56% +12.50%

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 754 978 1,080
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Somerset 87.57% 90.22% 91.91%
Number of salaries quoted 634 673 904
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,029 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.07% +5.07% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £28,000 £27,197
90th Percentile £71,250 £68,750 £60,000
South West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +4.94%

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 1 April 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 1 April 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 +9 58 £47,500 -13.64% 8
Portishead - 21 £35,000 -
Glastonbury - 11 £42,500 -
Street +4 9 £60,000 -
Frome 0 9 £30,000 -4.76% 1
Clevedon 0 5 £31,500 -3.08% 2
Taunton +4 4 £30,000 -21.44% 3
Weston-super-Mare +27 3 - - 1
Problem-Solving
South West

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 39 (30.95%) Software Engineering
2 37 (29.37%) Python
3 32 (25.40%) Windows
4 31 (24.60%) JavaScript
4 31 (24.60%) Agile Software Development
4 31 (24.60%) Analytical Skills
5 29 (23.02%) Node.js
6 28 (22.22%) Degree
7 27 (21.43%) Customer Requirements
8 26 (20.63%) PHP
9 25 (19.84%) Java
9 25 (19.84%) AngularJS
10 23 (18.25%) Marketing
10 23 (18.25%) Firewall
10 23 (18.25%) Windows Server
11 21 (16.67%) React
11 21 (16.67%) C
11 21 (16.67%) Office 365
11 21 (16.67%) MongoDB
12 20 (15.87%) Analytics
12 20 (15.87%) Ruby
12 20 (15.87%) Use Case
12 20 (15.87%) Pair Programming
13 18 (14.29%) VMware
13 18 (14.29%) Open Source
13 18 (14.29%) React Native
13 18 (14.29%) Vue.js
14 17 (13.49%) Go
14 17 (13.49%) .NET
15 16 (12.70%) 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 13 (10.32%) SharePoint
2 6 (4.76%) Apache
3 4 (3.17%) Confluence
3 4 (3.17%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.59%) CMS
4 2 (1.59%) WordPress
5 1 (0.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.79%) JBoss
5 1 (0.79%) WildFly
Applications
1 8 (6.35%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.38%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 21 (16.67%) Office 365
2 14 (11.11%) Azure
3 11 (8.73%) AWS
4 8 (6.35%) GitHub
5 7 (5.56%) Amazon SQS
5 7 (5.56%) AWS Lambda
5 7 (5.56%) SaaS
5 7 (5.56%) Serverless
6 4 (3.17%) DigitalOcean
6 4 (3.17%) Dynamics 365
6 4 (3.17%) GCP
7 3 (2.38%) Power Platform
8 1 (0.79%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (18.25%) Firewall
2 8 (6.35%) DHCP
2 8 (6.35%) DNS
2 8 (6.35%) VLAN
2 8 (6.35%) Wi-Fi
3 4 (3.17%) Network Security
4 3 (2.38%) 802.11
4 3 (2.38%) ADSL
4 3 (2.38%) ISDN
4 3 (2.38%) VoIP
5 1 (0.79%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (16.67%) MongoDB
2 6 (4.76%) Data Lake
3 3 (2.38%) MySQL
3 3 (2.38%) Power BI
4 2 (1.59%) Couchbase
4 2 (1.59%) CouchDB
4 2 (1.59%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.59%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.79%) MariaDB
5 1 (0.79%) Semantic Layer
5 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 4 (3.17%) JIRA
2 2 (1.59%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.59%) Katalon Studio
2 2 (1.59%) PHPUnit
2 2 (1.59%) Selenium
2 2 (1.59%) WebDriver
3 1 (0.79%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.79%) Git (software)
General
1 23 (18.25%) Marketing
2 15 (11.90%) Finance
3 3 (2.38%) Banking
3 3 (2.38%) Financial Institution
3 3 (2.38%) Housing Association
3 3 (2.38%) Retail
4 1 (0.79%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 26 (20.63%) Software Engineer
2 18 (14.29%) Developer
3 17 (13.49%) Analyst
4 12 (9.52%) Customer Engineer
5 11 (8.73%) Support Engineer
6 10 (7.94%) Administrator
6 10 (7.94%) C Software Engineer
6 10 (7.94%) Embedded C Engineer
6 10 (7.94%) Embedded C Software Engineer
6 10 (7.94%) Embedded Engineer
6 10 (7.94%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 10 (7.94%) Python Engineer
6 10 (7.94%) Python Software Engineer
6 10 (7.94%) Support Analyst
7 8 (6.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 7 (5.56%) Applications Support
8 7 (5.56%) Applications Support Analyst
9 6 (4.76%) Account Manager
9 6 (4.76%) IT Support
10 5 (3.97%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (23.02%) Node.js
2 25 (19.84%) AngularJS
3 21 (16.67%) React
4 18 (14.29%) React Native
4 18 (14.29%) Vue.js
5 17 (13.49%) .NET
6 12 (9.52%) RESTful
7 11 (8.73%) .NET Framework
8 10 (7.94%) Ruby on Rails
8 10 (7.94%) Web Services
9 7 (5.56%) Express
10 4 (3.17%) CSS
10 4 (3.17%) Hibernate
10 4 (3.17%) HTML
10 4 (3.17%) Spring
11 3 (2.38%) 802.1X
11 3 (2.38%) Android SDK
11 3 (2.38%) jQuery
11 3 (2.38%) Natural Language Processing
12 2 (1.59%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 31 (24.60%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (9.52%) iPad
2 12 (9.52%) iPhone
3 7 (5.56%) Self-Motivation
4 6 (4.76%) BBC
5 4 (3.17%) Data Centre
6 3 (2.38%) Algorithms
6 3 (2.38%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.59%) Clustering
7 2 (1.59%) Fat Client
7 2 (1.59%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.59%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.79%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (0.79%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.79%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 32 (25.40%) Windows
2 23 (18.25%) Windows Server
3 16 (12.70%) Android
3 16 (12.70%) Linux
4 15 (11.90%) Windows 10
5 11 (8.73%) Windows Server 2019
6 5 (3.97%) Apple iOS
7 3 (2.38%) Windows 7
7 3 (2.38%) Windows 8
7 3 (2.38%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (2.38%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (2.38%) Windows Server 2016
8 2 (1.59%) Ubuntu
8 2 (1.59%) VMS
9 1 (0.79%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (30.95%) Software Engineering
2 31 (24.60%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (21.43%) Customer Requirements
4 20 (15.87%) Analytics
4 20 (15.87%) Pair Programming
4 20 (15.87%) Use Case
5 18 (14.29%) Open Source
6 13 (10.32%) Mentoring
6 13 (10.32%) Service Delivery
7 12 (9.52%) Fintech
8 11 (8.73%) Continuous Integration
8 11 (8.73%) Data Analysis
8 11 (8.73%) Data Analytics
8 11 (8.73%) MVC
9 10 (7.94%) System Testing
10 9 (7.14%) Computer Science
10 9 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
10 9 (7.14%) CRM
10 9 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 9 (7.14%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 37 (29.37%) Python
2 31 (24.60%) JavaScript
3 26 (20.63%) PHP
4 25 (19.84%) Java
5 21 (16.67%) C
6 20 (15.87%) Ruby
7 17 (13.49%) Go
8 16 (12.70%) Objective-C
9 11 (8.73%) C#
10 10 (7.94%) Embedded C
11 6 (4.76%) SQL
12 5 (3.97%) PowerShell
13 4 (3.17%) C++
13 4 (3.17%) Shell Script
14 3 (2.38%) Apple Swift
15 2 (1.59%) Bash Shell
15 2 (1.59%) Perl
15 2 (1.59%) TypeScript
16 1 (0.79%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 28 (22.22%) Degree
2 7 (5.56%) CCNA
2 7 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (3.17%) MCSA
3 4 (3.17%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (2.38%) Master's Degree
4 3 (2.38%) Network+ Certification
5 1 (0.79%) CCENT
5 1 (0.79%) LFCS
5 1 (0.79%) MCSE
5 1 (0.79%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.79%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.38%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (12.70%) Docker
2 14 (11.11%) Active Directory
3 11 (8.73%) VMware ESXi
4 9 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (3.97%) Hyper-V
6 2 (1.59%) Btrfs
6 2 (1.59%) Ceph
6 2 (1.59%) DRBD
6 2 (1.59%) KVM
6 2 (1.59%) Xen
7 1 (0.79%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (3.17%) FortiGate
2 2 (1.59%) Check_MK
2 2 (1.59%) Nagios
3 1 (0.79%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (0.79%) SCCM
Vendors
1 18 (14.29%) VMware
2 13 (10.32%) Apple
2 13 (10.32%) Cisco
3 12 (9.52%) Meraki
4 10 (7.94%) Microsoft
5 7 (5.56%) Brocade
5 7 (5.56%) Google
6 4 (3.17%) Acronis
6 4 (3.17%) ESET
6 4 (3.17%) Ubiquiti
7 3 (2.38%) Citrix
7 3 (2.38%) Oracle
7 3 (2.38%) Tableau
8 2 (1.59%) HP
8 2 (1.59%) IBM
8 2 (1.59%) Symantec
8 2 (1.59%) Veritas
9 1 (0.79%) Twitter