Period
to 6 July 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 6 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Problem-Solving
England > South East
6 months to
6 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 21 18 19
Rank change year-on-year -3 +1 0
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 1,299 2,808 3,037
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 9.30% 10.44% 9.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.20% 11.43% 10.83%
Number of salaries quoted 1,058 2,228 2,534
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - +12.50%
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,925 £25,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £67,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,125 £47,500
% change year-on-year +6.10% -0.79% +5.56%

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 the South East with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South East
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 12,737 24,558 28,044
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 91.18% 91.31% 90.27%
Number of salaries quoted 10,280 19,748 23,325
Median annual salary £50,198 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.40% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,250 £28,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £70,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

Problem-Solving
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Problem-Solving in the South East

Problem-Solving
Salary Trend in the South East

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Problem-Solving in the South East.

Salary trend for Problem-Solving in the South East

Problem-Solving
Salary Histogram in the South East

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

Salary histogram for Problem-Solving in the South East

Problem-Solving
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Problem-Solving within the South East region over the 6 months to 6 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
Thames Valley -7 495 £55,000 +19.57% 42
Hampshire +1 343 £45,000 +2.27% 39
Berkshire -2 297 £57,500 +21.05% 17
Surrey -3 199 £52,500 +23.53% 26
Buckinghamshire +3 128 £58,000 +28.89% 10
West Sussex 0 127 £45,000 +5.88% 13
East Sussex -4 82 £35,000 -20.00% 15
Oxfordshire -18 71 £47,500 +5.56% 15
Kent +3 43 £32,500 -18.75% 5
Middlesex +7 3 £50,000 -16.67%
Sussex - 2 £35,000 - 1
Problem-Solving
England

For the 6 months to 6 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 South East region with a requirement for Problem-Solving.

1 463 (35.64%) Analytical Skills
2 451 (34.72%) Agile Software Development
3 316 (24.33%) SQL
4 266 (20.48%) Microsoft
5 250 (19.25%) C#
6 249 (19.17%) Degree
7 248 (19.09%) JavaScript
8 215 (16.55%) Windows
9 211 (16.24%) Java
10 209 (16.09%) Linux
11 206 (15.86%) .NET
12 194 (14.93%) Finance
13 180 (13.86%) HTML
14 177 (13.63%) Software Engineering
15 174 (13.39%) Azure
16 172 (13.24%) Python
17 151 (11.62%) AWS
18 149 (11.47%) Scrum
19 142 (10.93%) CSS
20 140 (10.78%) Computer Science
21 133 (10.24%) SQL Server
22 120 (9.24%) C++
23 116 (8.93%) Git (software)
24 112 (8.62%) Mentoring
25 110 (8.47%) Project Management
26 105 (8.08%) Web Services
27 103 (7.93%) Test Automation
28 97 (7.47%) SDLC
29 96 (7.39%) Active Directory
30 95 (7.31%) REST

Problem-Solving
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 38 (2.93%) Confluence
1 38 (2.93%) SharePoint
2 32 (2.46%) Apache
3 22 (1.69%) MS Exchange
4 19 (1.46%) CMS
4 19 (1.46%) IIS
5 11 (0.85%) Tomcat
6 9 (0.69%) Apache Spark
7 8 (0.62%) OpenStack
8 6 (0.46%) Drupal
8 6 (0.46%) SAS
8 6 (0.46%) Skype for Business
8 6 (0.46%) WordPress
9 5 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2010
9 5 (0.38%) Jupyter
9 5 (0.38%) MODX
10 4 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2013
10 4 (0.31%) JBoss
10 4 (0.31%) nginx
10 4 (0.31%) WebLogic
Applications
1 82 (6.31%) Microsoft Office
2 39 (3.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 15 (1.15%) MS Visio
4 9 (0.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 8 (0.62%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.23%) InDesign
6 3 (0.23%) Simulink
7 2 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.15%) Adobe XD
7 2 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.15%) SPSS
8 1 (0.077%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.077%) CPLEX
8 1 (0.077%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.077%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 21 (1.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (1.00%) NetSuite
3 12 (0.92%) SAP S/4HANA
4 10 (0.77%) SAP HR
4 10 (0.77%) SAP PSCD
5 8 (0.62%) Workday HCM
6 7 (0.54%) Magento
6 7 (0.54%) Oracle EBS
6 7 (0.54%) SAP ERP
7 6 (0.46%) Eloqua
7 6 (0.46%) SAP IS-U
8 5 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
8 5 (0.38%) SAP CRM
9 4 (0.31%) Dynamics NAV
10 3 (0.23%) assyst
10 3 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
10 3 (0.23%) Oracle EBS R12
10 3 (0.23%) Oracle General Ledger
10 3 (0.23%) Oracle iProcurement
10 3 (0.23%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 174 (13.39%) Azure
2 151 (11.62%) AWS
3 95 (7.31%) Office 365
4 84 (6.47%) SaaS
5 36 (2.77%) Power Platform
6 23 (1.77%) Cloud Computing
7 21 (1.62%) GCP
8 19 (1.46%) Serverless
9 18 (1.39%) Dynamics 365
10 13 (1.00%) AWS Lambda
10 13 (1.00%) PaaS
11 12 (0.92%) GitHub
12 11 (0.85%) Amazon Cognito
12 11 (0.85%) Amazon S3
12 11 (0.85%) Azure Active Directory
13 10 (0.77%) Amazon EC2
13 10 (0.77%) Heroku
14 9 (0.69%) IaaS
15 7 (0.54%) OpenShift
15 7 (0.54%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 62 (4.77%) Firewall
2 56 (4.31%) TCP/IP
3 37 (2.85%) Internet
4 35 (2.69%) DNS
4 35 (2.69%) LAN
5 34 (2.62%) WAN
6 32 (2.46%) Wireless
7 29 (2.23%) HTTP
8 28 (2.16%) Skype
9 26 (2.00%) VPN
10 21 (1.62%) Wi-Fi
11 17 (1.31%) DHCP
11 17 (1.31%) FTP
12 16 (1.23%) SAN
13 15 (1.15%) RTP
14 13 (1.00%) BGP
14 13 (1.00%) VoIP
15 11 (0.85%) Bluetooth
16 10 (0.77%) MPLS
16 10 (0.77%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 133 (10.24%) SQL Server
2 66 (5.08%) MySQL
3 34 (2.62%) Power BI
4 32 (2.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 31 (2.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 30 (2.31%) PostgreSQL
7 29 (2.23%) Relational Database
8 24 (1.85%) Data Warehouse
9 22 (1.69%) Big Data
9 22 (1.69%) Redis
10 19 (1.46%) Azure SQL Database
10 19 (1.46%) MongoDB
11 18 (1.39%) SQL Server 2012
12 14 (1.08%) Oracle Database
13 12 (0.92%) NoSQL
14 11 (0.85%) Data Mining
15 10 (0.77%) MariaDB
16 9 (0.69%) Hadoop
17 8 (0.62%) Crystal Reports
18 7 (0.54%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 116 (8.93%) Git (software)
2 75 (5.77%) JIRA
3 39 (3.00%) Jenkins
4 32 (2.46%) Selenium
5 29 (2.23%) JUnit
6 25 (1.92%) Team Foundation Server
6 25 (1.92%) Visual Studio
7 19 (1.46%) Gradle
8 17 (1.31%) Maven
8 17 (1.31%) Mockito
9 16 (1.23%) Eclipse
9 16 (1.23%) Subversion
10 15 (1.15%) Octopus Deploy
11 14 (1.08%) Android Studio
12 12 (0.92%) Bitbucket
12 12 (0.92%) NWDS
12 12 (0.92%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 11 (0.85%) TeamCity
14 10 (0.77%) Cucumber
14 10 (0.77%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 194 (14.93%) Finance
2 53 (4.08%) Marketing
3 51 (3.93%) Retail
3 51 (3.93%) Telecoms
4 48 (3.70%) Manufacturing
5 34 (2.62%) Legal
6 33 (2.54%) Public Sector
7 32 (2.46%) Banking
8 26 (2.00%) Electronics
9 23 (1.77%) Law
10 19 (1.46%) Aerospace
11 17 (1.31%) Military
12 13 (1.00%) Games
13 11 (0.85%) Automotive
14 9 (0.69%) Back Office
14 9 (0.69%) Pharmaceutical
15 5 (0.38%) Norwegian Language
16 3 (0.23%) General Ledger
16 3 (0.23%) Multimedia
16 3 (0.23%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 358 (27.56%) Developer
2 195 (15.01%) Analyst
3 76 (5.85%) C# Developer
3 76 (5.85%) Senior Developer
4 64 (4.93%) Software Engineer
5 60 (4.62%) Software Developer
6 59 (4.54%) Support Engineer
7 58 (4.46%) Junior
8 56 (4.31%) IT Support
9 51 (3.93%) Full Stack Developer
9 51 (3.93%) Java Developer
10 49 (3.77%) .NET Developer
10 49 (3.77%) Consultant
11 48 (3.70%) Architect
12 43 (3.31%) Project Manager
13 37 (2.85%) Business Analyst
13 37 (2.85%) C# .NET Developer
14 34 (2.62%) IT Engineer
15 32 (2.46%) Support Analyst
16 30 (2.31%) Junior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 206 (15.86%) .NET
2 180 (13.86%) HTML
3 142 (10.93%) CSS
4 105 (8.08%) Web Services
5 95 (7.31%) REST
6 80 (6.16%) AngularJS
7 71 (5.47%) HTML5
8 63 (4.85%) React
9 62 (4.77%) XML
10 58 (4.46%) ASP.NET
11 53 (4.08%) jQuery
12 50 (3.85%) .NET Framework
13 49 (3.77%) JSON
13 49 (3.77%) RESTful
14 47 (3.62%) Node.js
15 46 (3.54%) Spring
16 45 (3.46%) ASP.NET Web API
17 44 (3.39%) .NET Core
18 37 (2.85%) Apache Flex
19 32 (2.46%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 463 (35.64%) Analytical Skills
2 70 (5.39%) Self-Motivation
3 51 (3.93%) Management Information System
3 51 (3.93%) User Experience
4 44 (3.39%) Mobile App
5 43 (3.31%) Data Centre
6 39 (3.00%) Algorithms
7 29 (2.23%) Enterprise Software
8 22 (1.69%) Driving Licence
9 19 (1.46%) Video Conferencing
10 18 (1.39%) Public Cloud
11 15 (1.15%) Smartphone
12 13 (1.00%) Embedded Systems
12 13 (1.00%) Greenfield Project
13 12 (0.92%) Virtual Team
13 12 (0.92%) W3C
14 10 (0.77%) Data Structures
14 10 (0.77%) LIMS
14 10 (0.77%) PMI
15 9 (0.69%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 215 (16.55%) Windows
2 209 (16.09%) Linux
3 64 (4.93%) Windows 10
4 62 (4.77%) Unix
5 58 (4.46%) Windows Server
6 40 (3.08%) Android
7 33 (2.54%) Windows 7
8 30 (2.31%) Apple iOS
9 27 (2.08%) Windows Server 2012
10 21 (1.62%) Ubuntu
11 20 (1.54%) Windows Server 2008
12 18 (1.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 17 (1.31%) Windows Server 2016
14 16 (1.23%) CentOS
15 12 (0.92%) Windows XP
16 11 (0.85%) Embedded Linux
17 9 (0.69%) AIX
18 6 (0.46%) Windows 8
19 4 (0.31%) Debian
19 4 (0.31%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 451 (34.72%) Agile Software Development
2 177 (13.63%) Software Engineering
3 149 (11.47%) Scrum
4 140 (10.78%) Computer Science
5 112 (8.62%) Mentoring
6 110 (8.47%) Project Management
7 103 (7.93%) Test Automation
8 97 (7.47%) SDLC
9 94 (7.24%) Continuous Improvement
10 92 (7.08%) Decision-Making
11 87 (6.70%) MVC
12 85 (6.54%) DevOps
13 84 (6.47%) ITIL
14 74 (5.70%) TDD
15 69 (5.31%) Migration
16 68 (5.23%) Root Cause Analysis
17 67 (5.16%) Microservices
18 66 (5.08%) Analytics
19 63 (4.85%) Mathematics
20 61 (4.70%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 316 (24.33%) SQL
2 250 (19.25%) C#
3 248 (19.09%) JavaScript
4 211 (16.24%) Java
5 172 (13.24%) Python
6 120 (9.24%) C++
7 90 (6.93%) C
8 50 (3.85%) T-SQL
9 46 (3.54%) PHP
10 42 (3.23%) PowerShell
11 31 (2.39%) ABAP
12 26 (2.00%) Bash Shell
13 25 (1.92%) Kotlin
13 25 (1.92%) VB.NET
14 22 (1.69%) PL/SQL
15 20 (1.54%) TypeScript
16 19 (1.46%) Scala
17 18 (1.39%) Apple Swift
17 18 (1.39%) Perl
18 17 (1.31%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 249 (19.17%) Degree
2 93 (7.16%) Security Cleared
3 65 (5.00%) SC Cleared
4 47 (3.62%) Computer Science Degree
5 34 (2.62%) Cisco Certification
6 27 (2.08%) CCNA
7 24 (1.85%) CCNP
7 24 (1.85%) ITIL Certification
8 21 (1.62%) ISTQB
9 18 (1.39%) ISEB
9 18 (1.39%) Numerate Degree
9 18 (1.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 15 (1.15%) Microsoft Certification
11 14 (1.08%) PMI Certification
12 11 (0.85%) CCIE
13 10 (0.77%) A+ Certification
13 10 (0.77%) JNCIA
13 10 (0.77%) MCSE
13 10 (0.77%) PhD
14 9 (0.69%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 93 (7.16%) QA
2 40 (3.08%) SLA
3 11 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (0.69%) PMO
5 5 (0.38%) Data Quality
5 5 (0.38%) GDPR
6 4 (0.31%) ISO 22301
6 4 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 4 (0.31%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.23%) GMP
7 3 (0.23%) Good Clinical Practice
8 2 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.077%) IFRS
9 1 (0.077%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.077%) NIST
9 1 (0.077%) WAI
System Software
1 96 (7.39%) Active Directory
2 57 (4.39%) Docker
3 44 (3.39%) VMware Infrastructure
4 21 (1.62%) Firmware
5 18 (1.39%) Hyper-V
6 16 (1.23%) NFS
7 9 (0.69%) vSphere
8 8 (0.62%) KVM
9 7 (0.54%) BitLocker
10 5 (0.38%) DFS Replication
10 5 (0.38%) Virtual Machines
10 5 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
10 5 (0.38%) XenApp
11 3 (0.23%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 3 (0.23%) LXC
11 3 (0.23%) VMware Server
12 2 (0.15%) XenDesktop
13 1 (0.077%) Terminal Services
13 1 (0.077%) Virtual Servers
13 1 (0.077%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 35 (2.69%) Ansible
2 21 (1.62%) SCCM
3 18 (1.39%) Kubernetes
4 11 (0.85%) Single Sign-On
4 11 (0.85%) Terraform
5 10 (0.77%) Data Guard
5 10 (0.77%) Opscode Chef
5 10 (0.77%) Puppet
6 9 (0.69%) Oracle RMAN
7 8 (0.62%) Nagios
7 8 (0.62%) ZABBIX
8 5 (0.38%) HP ALM
8 5 (0.38%) Microsoft Intune
9 4 (0.31%) Cisco CUCM
10 3 (0.23%) BMC PATROL
11 2 (0.15%) Backup Exec
11 2 (0.15%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 2 (0.15%) HP Quality Center
11 2 (0.15%) Norton AntiVirus
11 2 (0.15%) WMI
Vendors
1 266 (20.48%) Microsoft
2 78 (6.00%) Oracle
3 67 (5.16%) VMware
4 58 (4.46%) SAP
5 57 (4.39%) Cisco
6 29 (2.23%) Red Hat
7 26 (2.00%) Google
8 23 (1.77%) Citrix
8 23 (1.77%) Salesforce.com
9 22 (1.69%) EMC
10 17 (1.31%) Juniper
10 17 (1.31%) Tableau
11 16 (1.23%) HP
11 16 (1.23%) Xamarin
12 14 (1.08%) Adobe
12 14 (1.08%) Atlassian
12 14 (1.08%) Dell
12 14 (1.08%) NetApp
12 14 (1.08%) Remedy
13 13 (1.00%) Brocade