Period
to 30 September 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 30 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Problem-Solving
England > South East
6 months to
30 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 29 17 19
Rank change year-on-year -12 +2 +1
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 600 2,767 2,896
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 7.55% 10.80% 9.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.25% 11.90% 11.00%
Number of salaries quoted 489 2,097 2,442
Median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.70% +2.22% +5.88%
10th Percentile £26,950 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £48,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +8.25% +2.11% +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 7,270 23,258 26,316
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 91.53% 90.78% 90.51%
Number of salaries quoted 5,928 18,597 21,747
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £32,000 £28,000 £28,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £71,250
England median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £51,000
% change year-on-year +9.52% +2.94% +2.00%

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 30 September 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 30 September 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 -15 200 £50,000 - 82
Hampshire -14 176 £44,000 -2.22% 41
Berkshire -16 131 £55,000 +7.84% 42
West Sussex -2 86 £50,000 +11.11% 5
Surrey -16 73 £57,500 +21.05% 28
Buckinghamshire -9 41 £50,000 - 24
East Sussex -12 35 £50,000 +17.65% 5
Oxfordshire -19 31 £40,000 -15.79% 16
Kent -5 21 £30,000 -29.41% 8
Middlesex -4 2 £50,000 -16.67%
Problem-Solving
England

For the 6 months to 30 September 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.

1 199 (33.17%) Agile Software Development
2 174 (29.00%) Analytical Skills
3 131 (21.83%) SQL
4 126 (21.00%) Azure
5 121 (20.17%) Microsoft
6 111 (18.50%) C#
6 111 (18.50%) JavaScript
7 101 (16.83%) Degree
8 98 (16.33%) Python
9 89 (14.83%) Linux
10 88 (14.67%) HTML
10 88 (14.67%) .NET
11 85 (14.17%) Finance
12 84 (14.00%) SQL Server
13 82 (13.67%) Windows
14 80 (13.33%) Java
15 66 (11.00%) CSS
15 66 (11.00%) AWS
16 64 (10.67%) DevOps
17 60 (10.00%) Software Engineering
18 55 (9.17%) Computer Science
19 53 (8.83%) Security Cleared
19 53 (8.83%) Migration
20 52 (8.67%) C++
21 51 (8.50%) REST
22 49 (8.17%) SaaS
22 49 (8.17%) Business Intelligence
23 48 (8.00%) Scrum
24 46 (7.67%) ITIL
24 46 (7.67%) Self-Motivation

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 22 (3.67%) SharePoint
2 11 (1.83%) Confluence
2 11 (1.83%) WordPress
3 9 (1.50%) MS Exchange
4 8 (1.33%) IIS
5 7 (1.17%) OpenStack
5 7 (1.17%) SAS
6 6 (1.00%) Apache
6 6 (1.00%) CMS
6 6 (1.00%) Drupal
7 5 (0.83%) ColdFusion
8 3 (0.50%) Apache Spark
8 3 (0.50%) CloudStack
8 3 (0.50%) K2 blackpearl
8 3 (0.50%) Oracle Application Server
8 3 (0.50%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (0.33%) NetWeaver
9 2 (0.33%) Oracle Spatial
10 1 (0.17%) nginx
Applications
1 33 (5.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 25 (4.17%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (1.50%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.50%) InDesign
5 3 (0.50%) Sketch
6 2 (0.33%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.33%) Adobe XD
6 2 (0.33%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.17%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.17%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 13 (2.17%) SAP S/4HANA
2 11 (1.83%) SAP HR
2 11 (1.83%) SAP PSCD
3 10 (1.67%) NetSuite
4 8 (1.33%) Dynamics CRM
4 8 (1.33%) Magento
5 6 (1.00%) Eloqua
6 5 (0.83%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.33%) JDE EnterpriseOne
7 2 (0.33%) JDE OneWorld
8 1 (0.17%) FastStats
8 1 (0.17%) Oracle Financials
8 1 (0.17%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 1 (0.17%) SAP CO
8 1 (0.17%) SAP CRM
8 1 (0.17%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.17%) SAP FI
8 1 (0.17%) SAP FI/CO
8 1 (0.17%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 126 (21.00%) Azure
2 66 (11.00%) AWS
3 49 (8.17%) SaaS
4 34 (5.67%) Power Platform
5 29 (4.83%) Office 365
6 22 (3.67%) Dynamics 365
7 16 (2.67%) Cloud Computing
7 16 (2.67%) PaaS
8 15 (2.50%) GCP
9 14 (2.33%) IaaS
10 8 (1.33%) GitHub
11 6 (1.00%) PowerApps
12 5 (0.83%) Serverless
13 3 (0.50%) Boomi
14 2 (0.33%) Adobe Creative Cloud
14 2 (0.33%) AWS CloudFormation
14 2 (0.33%) AWS Lambda
14 2 (0.33%) Azure Functions
14 2 (0.33%) Dropbox
15 1 (0.17%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 41 (6.83%) Firewall
2 24 (4.00%) HTTP
3 22 (3.67%) TCP/IP
4 18 (3.00%) LAN
4 18 (3.00%) OSPF
5 15 (2.50%) BGP
5 15 (2.50%) WAN
6 14 (2.33%) Network Security
6 14 (2.33%) Skype
6 14 (2.33%) VPN
7 13 (2.17%) DNS
8 12 (2.00%) FTP
9 11 (1.83%) Internet
9 11 (1.83%) VoIP
10 9 (1.50%) BIG-IP
10 9 (1.50%) DHCP
10 9 (1.50%) Wireless
11 8 (1.33%) H.323
11 8 (1.33%) Software-Defined Networking
12 7 (1.17%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (14.00%) SQL Server
2 37 (6.17%) MySQL
3 31 (5.17%) Power BI
4 17 (2.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 13 (2.17%) Relational Database
6 10 (1.67%) PostgreSQL
7 9 (1.50%) Azure SQL Database
7 9 (1.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 8 (1.33%) DB2
9 7 (1.17%) Big Data
10 6 (1.00%) Data Mining
10 6 (1.00%) NoSQL
11 5 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
11 5 (0.83%) MongoDB
11 5 (0.83%) QlikView
11 5 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
12 4 (0.67%) GIS
12 4 (0.67%) MariaDB
12 4 (0.67%) Oracle Database
12 4 (0.67%) Redis
Development Applications
1 41 (6.83%) Git (software)
2 29 (4.83%) JIRA
3 17 (2.83%) Jenkins
4 13 (2.17%) Eclipse
5 12 (2.00%) NWDS
5 12 (2.00%) Visual Studio
6 10 (1.67%) JUnit
6 10 (1.67%) Team Foundation Server
7 8 (1.33%) Android Studio
7 8 (1.33%) Gradle
7 8 (1.33%) Mockito
8 7 (1.17%) Selenium
8 7 (1.17%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 4 (0.67%) Bitbucket
9 4 (0.67%) Grunt
9 4 (0.67%) gulp
9 4 (0.67%) webpack
10 3 (0.50%) TestComplete
10 3 (0.50%) Visual Studio Team System
10 3 (0.50%) Zephyr
General
1 85 (14.17%) Finance
2 32 (5.33%) Marketing
3 29 (4.83%) Public Sector
4 21 (3.50%) Retail
5 15 (2.50%) Manufacturing
6 14 (2.33%) Banking
6 14 (2.33%) Telecoms
7 11 (1.83%) Games
8 10 (1.67%) Aerospace
9 5 (0.83%) Norwegian Language
10 3 (0.50%) Electronics
10 3 (0.50%) Legal
10 3 (0.50%) Local Government
11 2 (0.33%) Automotive
11 2 (0.33%) Back Office
11 2 (0.33%) Housing Association
12 1 (0.17%) Billing
12 1 (0.17%) Korean Language
12 1 (0.17%) Military
12 1 (0.17%) Police
Job Titles
1 142 (23.67%) Developer
2 93 (15.50%) Analyst
3 42 (7.00%) Consultant
4 34 (5.67%) Business Analyst
5 26 (4.33%) Support Engineer
6 25 (4.17%) Junior
6 25 (4.17%) Network Engineer
6 25 (4.17%) Senior Developer
7 23 (3.83%) C# Developer
7 23 (3.83%) SAP Consultant
8 22 (3.67%) .NET Developer
9 20 (3.33%) DevOps Engineer
9 20 (3.33%) IT Support
9 20 (3.33%) SQL Developer
10 19 (3.17%) Graduate
11 18 (3.00%) Full Stack Developer
12 17 (2.83%) Architect
12 17 (2.83%) Python Developer
13 15 (2.50%) C# .NET Developer
14 14 (2.33%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (14.67%) .NET
1 88 (14.67%) HTML
2 66 (11.00%) CSS
3 51 (8.50%) REST
4 40 (6.67%) Apache Flex
5 34 (5.67%) Web Services
6 32 (5.33%) .NET Core
7 31 (5.17%) AngularJS
8 29 (4.83%) XML
9 26 (4.33%) ASP.NET
10 25 (4.17%) HTML5
11 24 (4.00%) .NET Framework
11 24 (4.00%) React
12 23 (3.83%) JSON
13 22 (3.67%) XSLT
14 19 (3.17%) ASP.NET Web API
15 17 (2.83%) RESTful
16 15 (2.50%) Django
16 15 (2.50%) Node.js
16 15 (2.50%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 174 (29.00%) Analytical Skills
2 46 (7.67%) Self-Motivation
3 40 (6.67%) User Experience
4 28 (4.67%) Data Centre
5 24 (4.00%) Management Information System
6 14 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
6 14 (2.33%) Mobile App
7 13 (2.17%) Algorithms
8 12 (2.00%) W3C
9 10 (1.67%) Smartphone
10 9 (1.50%) Video Conferencing
11 8 (1.33%) AS400
11 8 (1.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 8 (1.33%) iSeries
12 7 (1.17%) Data Structures
12 7 (1.17%) PMI
13 6 (1.00%) Clustering
13 6 (1.00%) Driving Licence
13 6 (1.00%) LIMS
14 5 (0.83%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 89 (14.83%) Linux
2 82 (13.67%) Windows
3 24 (4.00%) Unix
4 23 (3.83%) Windows Server
5 21 (3.50%) Windows 10
6 19 (3.17%) Android
7 16 (2.67%) Ubuntu
8 10 (1.67%) AIX
9 9 (1.50%) Windows 7
10 7 (1.17%) Windows XP
11 6 (1.00%) CentOS
11 6 (1.00%) Windows Server 2008
11 6 (1.00%) Windows Server 2012
11 6 (1.00%) Windows Server 2016
12 5 (0.83%) Apple iOS
13 4 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 3 (0.50%) Windows Server 2019
15 2 (0.33%) Windows 8
15 2 (0.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 199 (33.17%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (10.67%) DevOps
3 60 (10.00%) Software Engineering
4 55 (9.17%) Computer Science
5 53 (8.83%) Migration
6 49 (8.17%) Business Intelligence
7 48 (8.00%) Scrum
8 46 (7.67%) ITIL
9 43 (7.17%) Test Automation
9 43 (7.17%) Visualisation
10 42 (7.00%) Continuous Improvement
10 42 (7.00%) CRM
10 42 (7.00%) Root Cause Analysis
11 40 (6.67%) MVC
12 38 (6.33%) Mentoring
13 36 (6.00%) Project Management
14 33 (5.50%) Requirements Gathering
14 33 (5.50%) SDLC
15 29 (4.83%) Microservices
15 29 (4.83%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 131 (21.83%) SQL
2 111 (18.50%) C#
2 111 (18.50%) JavaScript
3 98 (16.33%) Python
4 80 (13.33%) Java
5 52 (8.67%) C++
6 36 (6.00%) C
7 34 (5.67%) PHP
8 33 (5.50%) ABAP
9 30 (5.00%) T-SQL
10 21 (3.50%) PowerShell
11 19 (3.17%) Perl
11 19 (3.17%) TypeScript
12 10 (1.67%) VB.NET
13 9 (1.50%) PL/SQL
14 8 (1.33%) Bash Shell
14 8 (1.33%) Kotlin
14 8 (1.33%) VB
15 7 (1.17%) VB6
16 6 (1.00%) X++
Qualifications
1 101 (16.83%) Degree
2 53 (8.83%) Security Cleared
3 45 (7.50%) SC Cleared
4 26 (4.33%) Computer Science Degree
5 25 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
6 23 (3.83%) CCNA
7 20 (3.33%) CCNP
8 12 (2.00%) ISEB
8 12 (2.00%) ISTQB
9 11 (1.83%) Microsoft Certification
9 11 (1.83%) PMI Certification
10 9 (1.50%) Master's Degree
11 8 (1.33%) JNCIA
11 8 (1.33%) JNCIS
12 6 (1.00%) CISSP
12 6 (1.00%) ITIL Certification
12 6 (1.00%) PhD
13 5 (0.83%) DV Cleared
13 5 (0.83%) PMP
14 4 (0.67%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (3.33%) PMO
2 19 (3.17%) SLA
3 14 (2.33%) QA
4 5 (0.83%) GDPR
5 4 (0.67%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.50%) Cyber Essentials
6 3 (0.50%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.33%) IFRS
7 2 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.17%) COBIT
8 1 (0.17%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 37 (6.17%) Docker
2 25 (4.17%) Active Directory
3 22 (3.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (2.00%) NFS
5 9 (1.50%) VMware NSX
6 7 (1.17%) Hyper-V
7 5 (0.83%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (0.67%) KVM
8 4 (0.67%) LXC
9 3 (0.50%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 3 (0.50%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (0.33%) vSphere
11 1 (0.17%) Firmware
11 1 (0.17%) HDFS
11 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.17%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (0.17%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 27 (4.50%) Kubernetes
2 25 (4.17%) Ansible
3 13 (2.17%) Data Guard
3 13 (2.17%) Oracle RMAN
4 11 (1.83%) Terraform
5 7 (1.17%) Puppet
6 3 (0.50%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 2 (0.33%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.33%) SCOM
8 1 (0.17%) Argo
8 1 (0.17%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.17%) Control-M
8 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (0.17%) Nagios
8 1 (0.17%) Prometheus
8 1 (0.17%) SCCM
8 1 (0.17%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.17%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 121 (20.17%) Microsoft
2 44 (7.33%) SAP
3 35 (5.83%) Cisco
3 35 (5.83%) Oracle
4 34 (5.67%) VMware
5 20 (3.33%) Google
6 15 (2.50%) Adobe
7 14 (2.33%) Zend
8 12 (2.00%) Brocade
9 11 (1.83%) Palo Alto
10 10 (1.67%) Tableau
11 9 (1.50%) Citrix
11 9 (1.50%) F5
11 9 (1.50%) IBM
11 9 (1.50%) Salesforce.com
11 9 (1.50%) SolarWinds
12 8 (1.33%) Juniper
13 7 (1.17%) Foundry
13 7 (1.17%) Xamarin
14 6 (1.00%) Marketo