Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Problem-Solving
South West > Somerset
6 months to
18 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 20 36 26
Rank change year-on-year +16 -10 +6
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 88 81 129
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Somerset 10.58% 8.06% 10.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.12% 8.78% 11.29%
Number of salaries quoted 79 62 129
Somerset median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% - +16.44%
10th Percentile £27,500 £31,250 £27,050
90th Percentile £60,000 £68,750 £58,000
South West median annual salary £41,500 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -2.35% - +10.39%

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 726 923 1,143
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Somerset 87.26% 91.84% 92.18%
Number of salaries quoted 621 636 976
Somerset median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% +8.43% +3.75%
10th Percentile £26,900 £26,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £68,750 £60,000
South West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.66%

Problem-Solving
Job Vacancy Trend in Somerset

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

Job vacancy trend for Problem-Solving in Somerset

Problem-Solving
Salary Trend in Somerset

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

Salary trend for Problem-Solving in Somerset

Problem-Solving
Salary Histogram in Somerset

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Problem-Solving in Somerset over the 6 months to 18 January 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 18 January 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 +4 33 £40,000 -21.95% 7
Portishead - 13 £35,000 - 2
Clevedon -1 9 £30,000 -7.69% 1
Taunton +10 8 £38,187 +38.86% 2
Street +2 8 £50,000 -
Glastonbury - 5 £40,000 - 3
Weston-super-Mare +20 3 - -
Problem-Solving
South West

For the 6 months to 18 January 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 28 (31.82%) Windows
2 25 (28.41%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (28.41%) Degree
3 24 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
4 23 (26.14%) Python
4 23 (26.14%) Active Directory
5 22 (25.00%) Office 365
6 21 (23.86%) Firewall
6 21 (23.86%) Finance
7 19 (21.59%) Analytics
7 19 (21.59%) Software Engineering
8 18 (20.45%) Windows Server
9 14 (15.91%) Azure
10 13 (14.77%) Marketing
10 13 (14.77%) Node.js
10 13 (14.77%) Continuous Improvement
10 13 (14.77%) JavaScript
10 13 (14.77%) Customer Requirements
11 12 (13.64%) Data Centre
11 12 (13.64%) SQL
11 12 (13.64%) Microsoft Office
11 12 (13.64%) Pair Programming
11 12 (13.64%) Use Case
12 11 (12.50%) VMware
12 11 (12.50%) PHP
12 11 (12.50%) Coaching
13 10 (11.36%) Windows 10
13 10 (11.36%) Creative Thinking
14 9 (10.23%) DHCP
14 9 (10.23%) DNS

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 7 (7.95%) SharePoint
2 4 (4.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (3.41%) ArcGIS
4 2 (2.27%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.14%) Apache
5 1 (1.14%) Confluence
5 1 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.14%) JBoss
5 1 (1.14%) WildFly
Applications
1 12 (13.64%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (4.55%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.14%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 22 (25.00%) Office 365
2 14 (15.91%) Azure
3 8 (9.09%) Dynamics 365
4 6 (6.82%) AWS
4 6 (6.82%) GitHub
4 6 (6.82%) SaaS
5 4 (4.55%) Power Platform
5 4 (4.55%) Serverless
6 3 (3.41%) Amazon SQS
6 3 (3.41%) AWS Lambda
6 3 (3.41%) GCP
7 2 (2.27%) Slack
8 1 (1.14%) DigitalOcean
8 1 (1.14%) Google Analytics
8 1 (1.14%) IaaS
8 1 (1.14%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 21 (23.86%) Firewall
2 9 (10.23%) DHCP
2 9 (10.23%) DNS
2 9 (10.23%) VLAN
3 5 (5.68%) Wi-Fi
4 4 (4.55%) Internet
5 3 (3.41%) Network Security
6 1 (1.14%) PBX
6 1 (1.14%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.14%) VoIP
6 1 (1.14%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.95%) Data Lake
2 4 (4.55%) Geospatial Data
2 4 (4.55%) MongoDB
2 4 (4.55%) Power BI
3 3 (3.41%) Crystal Reports
3 3 (3.41%) GIS
3 3 (3.41%) MySQL
3 3 (3.41%) Oracle Database
3 3 (3.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (2.27%) Big Data
4 2 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.27%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.14%) MariaDB
5 1 (1.14%) Semantic Layer
5 1 (1.14%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.14%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 2 (2.27%) Eclipse
1 2 (2.27%) Jenkins
1 2 (2.27%) Katalon Studio
1 2 (2.27%) PHPUnit
1 2 (2.27%) Selenium
1 2 (2.27%) WebDriver
2 1 (1.14%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.14%) JIRA
2 1 (1.14%) SpecFlow
General
1 21 (23.86%) Finance
2 13 (14.77%) Marketing
3 4 (4.55%) Banking
3 4 (4.55%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.14%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.14%) Automotive
4 1 (1.14%) Public Sector
4 1 (1.14%) Retail
4 1 (1.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (19.32%) Administrator
2 13 (14.77%) Software Engineer
3 11 (12.50%) Developer
4 9 (10.23%) Analyst
4 9 (10.23%) Desktop Support
5 8 (9.09%) Desktop Administrator
5 8 (9.09%) Desktop Support Administrator
5 8 (9.09%) Server Administrator
5 8 (9.09%) Server Support
5 8 (9.09%) Support Engineer
6 6 (6.82%) C Software Engineer
6 6 (6.82%) Embedded C Engineer
6 6 (6.82%) Embedded C Software Engineer
6 6 (6.82%) Embedded Engineer
6 6 (6.82%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 6 (6.82%) IT Support
6 6 (6.82%) Python Engineer
6 6 (6.82%) Python Software Engineer
7 5 (5.68%) Data Scientist
7 5 (5.68%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (14.77%) Node.js
2 9 (10.23%) AngularJS
2 9 (10.23%) Web Services
3 7 (7.95%) React
4 5 (5.68%) .NET
5 4 (4.55%) Express
5 4 (4.55%) Natural Language Processing
5 4 (4.55%) Vue.js
6 3 (3.41%) Android SDK
6 3 (3.41%) jQuery
6 3 (3.41%) React Native
7 2 (2.27%) .NET Framework
7 2 (2.27%) CSS
7 2 (2.27%) HTML
7 2 (2.27%) iOS SDK
7 2 (2.27%) JSON
7 2 (2.27%) RESTful
7 2 (2.27%) XML
8 1 (1.14%) ASP.NET
8 1 (1.14%) Cocoa
Miscellaneous
1 24 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (13.64%) Data Centre
3 7 (7.95%) BBC
4 6 (6.82%) iPad
4 6 (6.82%) iPhone
5 5 (5.68%) Management Information System
6 4 (4.55%) Algorithms
6 4 (4.55%) Social Network
7 3 (3.41%) Data Protection Act
7 3 (3.41%) User Experience
8 2 (2.27%) Embedded Systems
9 1 (1.14%) Blackberry
9 1 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (1.14%) Linux Command Line
9 1 (1.14%) Self-Motivation
9 1 (1.14%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 28 (31.82%) Windows
2 18 (20.45%) Windows Server
3 10 (11.36%) Windows 10
4 9 (10.23%) Linux
5 4 (4.55%) Android
5 4 (4.55%) Windows 7
5 4 (4.55%) Windows 8
5 4 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (3.41%) Apple iOS
6 3 (3.41%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.14%) Debian
7 1 (1.14%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (28.41%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (21.59%) Analytics
2 19 (21.59%) Software Engineering
3 13 (14.77%) Continuous Improvement
3 13 (14.77%) Customer Requirements
4 12 (13.64%) Pair Programming
4 12 (13.64%) Use Case
5 11 (12.50%) Coaching
6 10 (11.36%) Creative Thinking
7 8 (9.09%) Computer Science
7 8 (9.09%) Data Science
7 8 (9.09%) Machine Learning
7 8 (9.09%) Virtual Environments
8 7 (7.95%) Artificial Intelligence
8 7 (7.95%) Data Analytics
8 7 (7.95%) Mentoring
8 7 (7.95%) Predictive Analysis
8 7 (7.95%) Predictive Analytics
8 7 (7.95%) Scrum
9 6 (6.82%) Fintech
Programming Languages
1 23 (26.14%) Python
2 13 (14.77%) JavaScript
3 12 (13.64%) SQL
4 11 (12.50%) PHP
5 9 (10.23%) C
5 9 (10.23%) Java
6 6 (6.82%) Embedded C
7 5 (5.68%) C++
7 5 (5.68%) Ruby
8 4 (4.55%) Apple Swift
8 4 (4.55%) Objective-C
9 3 (3.41%) Go
9 3 (3.41%) VBA
10 2 (2.27%) C#
10 2 (2.27%) Scala
10 2 (2.27%) Shell Script
11 1 (1.14%) MATLAB
11 1 (1.14%) R
11 1 (1.14%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 25 (28.41%) Degree
2 5 (5.68%) CCNA
2 5 (5.68%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (5.68%) SC Cleared
2 5 (5.68%) Security Cleared
3 4 (4.55%) Master's Degree
4 3 (3.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (1.14%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.14%) LFCS
5 1 (1.14%) MCSA
5 1 (1.14%) MCSE
5 1 (1.14%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.14%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.55%) SLA
2 1 (1.14%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.14%) QA
System Software
1 23 (26.14%) Active Directory
2 7 (7.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (6.82%) Hyper-V
3 6 (6.82%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (3.41%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (4.55%) SCCM
2 3 (3.41%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 11 (12.50%) VMware
2 8 (9.09%) Apple
2 8 (9.09%) Google
2 8 (9.09%) Oracle
3 7 (7.95%) Microsoft
4 6 (6.82%) Cisco
4 6 (6.82%) Meraki
5 5 (5.68%) Brocade
5 5 (5.68%) HP
6 4 (4.55%) Tableau
7 3 (3.41%) Acronis
7 3 (3.41%) Citrix
7 3 (3.41%) ESET
7 3 (3.41%) Ubiquiti
8 2 (2.27%) Pinterest
9 1 (1.14%) IBM
9 1 (1.14%) MuleSoft
9 1 (1.14%) Symantec
9 1 (1.14%) Twitter
9 1 (1.14%) Veritas