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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 1 July 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Problem-Solving
England > South East
6 months to
1 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 10 17 22
Rank change year-on-year +7 +5 -2
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 3,315 1,842 1,294
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 14.70% 11.76% 9.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 15.63% 12.55% 10.07%
Number of salaries quoted 1,543 1,035 1,013
10th Percentile £27,700 £31,250 £26,250
25th Percentile £36,250 £37,500 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - - +11.11%
75th Percentile £62,500 £65,000 £63,750
90th Percentile £78,750 £81,250 £72,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +6.10%

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 21,208 14,681 12,845
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 94.04% 93.72% 92.16%
Number of salaries quoted 11,969 10,450 10,506
10th Percentile £31,250 £32,500 £31,250
25th Percentile £41,250 £40,500 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £50,366 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.20% +0.73% -
75th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £77,500 £77,500
England median annual salary £60,000 £56,757 £55,000
% change year-on-year +5.71% +3.19% +4.76%

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 1 July 2022.

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 1 July 2022. 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
Jobs
Thames Valley +4 1,189 £50,000 - 97
Surrey +8 665 £51,500 -4.19% 46
Hampshire +17 608 £45,000 -14.29% 80
Berkshire +1 554 £50,000 -9.09% 44
Buckinghamshire -1 352 £45,500 +19.74% 29
Kent +4 290 £38,041 +4.22% 26
Oxfordshire +9 289 £55,000 +24.03% 24
East Sussex +7 268 £50,000 - 22
West Sussex +16 243 £50,000 - 15
Sussex 0 15 £50,000 -28.57% 5
Middlesex -17 11 £40,000 -27.27% 1
Home Counties - 9 £62,500 -
Isle of Wight - 5 - -
Problem-Solving
England

For the 6 months to 1 July 2022, 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 1,273 (38.40%) Degree
2 1,149 (34.66%) Social Skills
3 1,053 (31.76%) Finance
4 987 (29.77%) Agile
5 901 (27.18%) Analytical Skills
6 756 (22.81%) Marketing
7 712 (21.48%) Decision-Making
8 684 (20.63%) SQL
9 642 (19.37%) Microsoft
10 532 (16.05%) Azure
11 526 (15.87%) Driving Licence
12 514 (15.51%) Software Engineering
13 513 (15.48%) Conflict Management
14 512 (15.44%) Revenue Management
14 512 (15.44%) Cost Control
15 460 (13.88%) C#
16 431 (13.00%) Python
17 427 (12.88%) JavaScript
18 396 (11.95%) Computer Science
19 393 (11.86%) Test Automation
20 369 (11.13%) Project Management
21 364 (10.98%) HTML
22 354 (10.68%) .NET
23 352 (10.62%) Windows
23 352 (10.62%) Scrum
24 332 (10.02%) Java
25 326 (9.83%) Linux
26 323 (9.74%) AWS
27 311 (9.38%) SQL Server
28 310 (9.35%) Analytics

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 99 (2.99%) SharePoint
2 52 (1.57%) Confluence
3 45 (1.36%) CMS
4 36 (1.09%) OpenStack
5 31 (0.94%) Apache Spark
5 31 (0.94%) MS Exchange
5 31 (0.94%) SAS
6 30 (0.90%) Umbraco
7 29 (0.87%) Apache
8 28 (0.84%) IIS
9 21 (0.63%) JBoss
10 19 (0.57%) WordPress
11 18 (0.54%) Tomcat
12 14 (0.42%) WebLogic
13 12 (0.36%) ArcGIS
14 11 (0.33%) Mule
15 9 (0.27%) nginx
16 6 (0.18%) Jetty
16 6 (0.18%) WebSphere
16 6 (0.18%) WildFly
Applications
1 249 (7.51%) Microsoft Excel
2 196 (5.91%) Microsoft Office
3 96 (2.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 86 (2.59%) Campfire
5 39 (1.18%) Simulink
6 34 (1.03%) Microsoft Project
7 33 (1.00%) MS Visio
8 27 (0.81%) Sketch
9 13 (0.39%) AutoCAD
9 13 (0.39%) CANalyzer
9 13 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
10 12 (0.36%) SOLIDWORKS
11 10 (0.30%) InVision
11 10 (0.30%) Zeplin
12 8 (0.24%) Photoshop
13 6 (0.18%) Pipeline Pilot
14 4 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
15 3 (0.090%) Siemens NX
16 2 (0.060%) Chatbot
17 1 (0.030%) Autodesk Inventor
Business Applications
1 28 (0.84%) Magento
2 22 (0.66%) Payment Gateway
3 20 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
4 19 (0.57%) Academy Housing
5 12 (0.36%) Oracle EBS R12
6 10 (0.30%) NetSuite
7 4 (0.12%) Dynamics GP
7 4 (0.12%) Workfront
8 3 (0.090%) Maximo
8 3 (0.090%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 3 (0.090%) Teamcenter
8 3 (0.090%) Visualfiles
8 3 (0.090%) Workday HCM
9 2 (0.060%) Dynamics NAV
9 2 (0.060%) SAP HR
9 2 (0.060%) Unit4 Business World
10 1 (0.030%) Dynamics AX
10 1 (0.030%) MFGPRO
10 1 (0.030%) SAP Business One
10 1 (0.030%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 532 (16.05%) Azure
2 323 (9.74%) AWS
3 218 (6.58%) Microsoft 365
4 195 (5.88%) Power Platform
5 164 (4.95%) SaaS
6 112 (3.38%) GCP
7 100 (3.02%) Azure DevOps
8 74 (2.23%) Serverless
9 59 (1.78%) Cloud Computing
10 57 (1.72%) Google Analytics
11 51 (1.54%) AWS Lambda
12 47 (1.42%) PaaS
13 44 (1.33%) IaaS
14 36 (1.09%) GitHub
15 34 (1.03%) Figma
16 30 (0.90%) Dynamics 365
17 27 (0.81%) Azure Data Factory
18 25 (0.75%) Firebase
18 25 (0.75%) Google Workspace
19 23 (0.69%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 114 (3.44%) Wireless
2 101 (3.05%) Broadband
3 93 (2.81%) Firewall
4 86 (2.59%) DNS
5 64 (1.93%) DHCP
6 63 (1.90%) HTTP
7 62 (1.87%) Network Security
8 55 (1.66%) WAN
9 54 (1.63%) TCP/IP
10 46 (1.39%) Internet
11 38 (1.15%) LAN
12 35 (1.06%) VPN
13 34 (1.03%) VoIP
14 31 (0.94%) VLAN
15 24 (0.72%) BGP
15 24 (0.72%) OSPF
16 22 (0.66%) Cisco Nexus
17 17 (0.51%) SD-WAN
18 16 (0.48%) Intranet
19 15 (0.45%) MQTT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 311 (9.38%) SQL Server
2 182 (5.49%) Power BI
3 159 (4.80%) MySQL
4 119 (3.59%) Relational Database
5 105 (3.17%) NoSQL
6 101 (3.05%) Data Warehouse
7 78 (2.35%) Tableau
8 58 (1.75%) Elasticsearch
9 53 (1.60%) Big Data
10 52 (1.57%) PostgreSQL
11 41 (1.24%) MongoDB
12 35 (1.06%) Oracle Database
13 34 (1.03%) Data Lake
14 32 (0.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 30 (0.90%) Hadoop
16 28 (0.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 26 (0.78%) GIS
17 26 (0.78%) InfluxDB
17 26 (0.78%) RDBMS
18 22 (0.66%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 216 (6.52%) Git (software)
2 179 (5.40%) JIRA
3 115 (3.47%) Jenkins
4 56 (1.69%) Visual Studio
5 50 (1.51%) Selenium
6 36 (1.09%) Bitbucket
7 30 (0.90%) Cucumber
8 28 (0.84%) TestRail
9 23 (0.69%) GoogleTest
10 22 (0.66%) Android Studio
10 22 (0.66%) GDB
10 22 (0.66%) Rational DOORS
11 19 (0.57%) ESLint
11 19 (0.57%) JUnit
12 18 (0.54%) Oracle APEX
12 18 (0.54%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 15 (0.45%) TeamCity
14 14 (0.42%) Maven
15 12 (0.36%) NUnit
15 12 (0.36%) Oracle Forms
General
1 1,149 (34.66%) Social Skills
2 1,053 (31.76%) Finance
3 901 (27.18%) Analytical Skills
4 756 (22.81%) Marketing
5 215 (6.49%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 194 (5.85%) Retail
7 167 (5.04%) Organisational Skills
8 141 (4.25%) Legal
9 134 (4.04%) Telecoms
10 129 (3.89%) Presentation Skills
11 116 (3.50%) Law
12 105 (3.17%) Manufacturing
13 99 (2.99%) Electronics
14 82 (2.47%) Pharmaceutical
15 76 (2.29%) Games
16 70 (2.11%) Public Sector
17 69 (2.08%) Influencing Skills
18 62 (1.87%) Automotive
19 56 (1.69%) Advertising
20 26 (0.78%) Banking
Job Titles
1 638 (19.25%) Graduate
2 524 (15.81%) Trainee
3 491 (14.81%) Developer
4 422 (12.73%) Analyst
5 342 (10.32%) Software Engineer
6 116 (3.50%) Support Engineer
7 105 (3.17%) Senior Software Engineer
8 101 (3.05%) Senior Developer
9 90 (2.71%) Architect
9 90 (2.71%) Systems Engineer
10 89 (2.68%) Junior
11 85 (2.56%) C++ Software Engineer
12 83 (2.50%) Support Analyst
13 80 (2.41%) Business Analyst
13 80 (2.41%) Software Developer
14 77 (2.32%) Consultant
15 76 (2.29%) Programmer
16 75 (2.26%) Full Stack Developer
16 75 (2.26%) IT Analyst
17 72 (2.17%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 364 (10.98%) HTML
2 354 (10.68%) .NET
3 263 (7.93%) CSS
4 218 (6.58%) React
5 183 (5.52%) REST
6 180 (5.43%) AngularJS
7 144 (4.34%) .NET Framework
8 138 (4.16%) JSON
9 111 (3.35%) RESTful
10 105 (3.17%) ASP.NET
11 99 (2.99%) Node.js
12 97 (2.93%) XML
13 90 (2.71%) Web Services
14 89 (2.68%) HTML5
15 84 (2.53%) jQuery
16 71 (2.14%) Sass
17 59 (1.78%) Spring
18 56 (1.69%) .NET Core
19 53 (1.60%) SOAP
20 49 (1.48%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 526 (15.87%) Driving Licence
2 249 (7.51%) User Experience
3 198 (5.97%) Self-Motivation
4 121 (3.65%) Social Media
5 119 (3.59%) Cyberattack
6 116 (3.50%) Management Information System
7 114 (3.44%) Algorithms
8 101 (3.05%) Mobile App
9 91 (2.75%) Cyber Defence
10 81 (2.44%) Embedded Systems
11 60 (1.81%) Smartphone
12 56 (1.69%) Public Cloud
13 52 (1.57%) Enterprise Software
13 52 (1.57%) Linux Command Line
14 44 (1.33%) Data Structures
15 41 (1.24%) Cybercrime
16 35 (1.06%) Data Centre
17 34 (1.03%) Replication
18 33 (1.00%) Cloud Native
19 32 (0.97%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 352 (10.62%) Windows
2 326 (9.83%) Linux
3 99 (2.99%) Windows Server
4 78 (2.35%) Android
5 60 (1.81%) Windows 10
6 47 (1.42%) Windows Server 2019
7 46 (1.39%) Ubuntu
8 42 (1.27%) Apple iOS
9 33 (1.00%) Unix
10 29 (0.87%) Mac OS
11 24 (0.72%) Windows Server 2016
12 23 (0.69%) Embedded Linux
12 23 (0.69%) Windows 7
12 23 (0.69%) Windows Server 2012
13 21 (0.63%) Kali Linux
14 19 (0.57%) Windows Server 2003
15 17 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 16 (0.48%) CentOS
17 12 (0.36%) ThreadX
18 11 (0.33%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 987 (29.77%) Agile
2 712 (21.48%) Decision-Making
3 514 (15.51%) Software Engineering
4 513 (15.48%) Conflict Management
5 512 (15.44%) Cost Control
5 512 (15.44%) Revenue Management
6 396 (11.95%) Computer Science
7 393 (11.86%) Test Automation
8 369 (11.13%) Project Management
9 352 (10.62%) Scrum
10 310 (9.35%) Analytics
11 298 (8.99%) DevOps
12 291 (8.78%) Mentoring
13 271 (8.17%) Microservices
13 271 (8.17%) Time Management
14 232 (7.00%) Business Intelligence
15 227 (6.85%) Continuous Improvement
16 222 (6.70%) CI/CD
17 221 (6.67%) ITIL
18 218 (6.58%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 684 (20.63%) SQL
2 460 (13.88%) C#
3 431 (13.00%) Python
4 427 (12.88%) JavaScript
5 332 (10.02%) Java
6 231 (6.97%) C++
7 177 (5.34%) C
8 141 (4.25%) PowerShell
9 116 (3.50%) TypeScript
10 75 (2.26%) PHP
11 72 (2.17%) T-SQL
12 59 (1.78%) Bash
13 57 (1.72%) PL/SQL
14 49 (1.48%) Perl
15 43 (1.30%) VB.NET
16 41 (1.24%) MATLAB
17 35 (1.06%) Kotlin
18 34 (1.03%) VB
19 32 (0.97%) Go
20 21 (0.63%) R
Qualifications
1 1,273 (38.40%) Degree
2 154 (4.65%) Security Cleared
3 146 (4.40%) Computer Science Degree
4 106 (3.20%) SC Cleared
5 72 (2.17%) Master's Degree
6 58 (1.75%) PhD
7 54 (1.63%) Microsoft Certification
8 41 (1.24%) PMI Certification
9 40 (1.21%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 36 (1.09%) ISTQB
11 29 (0.87%) ISEB
12 26 (0.78%) Numerate Degree
13 23 (0.69%) Cisco Certification
14 22 (0.66%) CCNA
14 22 (0.66%) DBS Check
14 22 (0.66%) MOS
15 19 (0.57%) DV Cleared
15 19 (0.57%) HNC
15 19 (0.57%) MCP
16 18 (0.54%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 171 (5.16%) QA
2 109 (3.29%) GDPR
3 102 (3.08%) SLA
4 69 (2.08%) Data Quality
5 33 (1.00%) Good Clinical Practice
6 27 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 25 (0.75%) Accessibility
8 22 (0.66%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 19 (0.57%) WCAG
10 18 (0.54%) CDISC
11 13 (0.39%) ISO 26262
11 13 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 12 (0.36%) COBIT
13 11 (0.33%) PMO
14 10 (0.30%) GRC
14 10 (0.30%) HL7
15 9 (0.27%) GxP
16 8 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials
17 6 (0.18%) HIPAA
17 6 (0.18%) ITGC
System Software
1 229 (6.91%) Docker
2 198 (5.97%) Active Directory
3 116 (3.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 42 (1.27%) VMware ESXi
5 38 (1.15%) Hyper-V
6 30 (0.90%) vSphere
7 27 (0.81%) Virtual Machines
8 20 (0.60%) Firmware
9 16 (0.48%) KVM
9 16 (0.48%) Xen
10 13 (0.39%) Oracle RAC
11 10 (0.30%) XenApp
12 7 (0.21%) iptables
13 6 (0.18%) Virtual Servers
14 5 (0.15%) Virtual Desktop
15 3 (0.090%) Veritas Cluster Server
16 2 (0.060%) FreeRADIUS
16 2 (0.060%) VMware Workstation
17 1 (0.030%) Lustre
17 1 (0.030%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 116 (3.50%) Kubernetes
2 95 (2.87%) Ansible
3 69 (2.08%) Terraform
4 63 (1.90%) SCCM
5 47 (1.42%) Kibana
6 40 (1.21%) Microsoft Intune
7 28 (0.84%) Grafana
8 24 (0.72%) Puppet
8 24 (0.72%) vCenter Server
9 22 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
10 16 (0.48%) logstash
11 13 (0.39%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 12 (0.36%) Data Guard
12 12 (0.36%) FortiGate
13 11 (0.33%) HAProxy
13 11 (0.33%) HP Quality Center
14 9 (0.27%) Single Sign-On
15 7 (0.21%) Autotask
15 7 (0.21%) Rundeck
16 6 (0.18%) PaperCut
Vendors
1 642 (19.37%) Microsoft
2 165 (4.98%) Google
3 150 (4.52%) Oracle
4 144 (4.34%) VMware
5 76 (2.29%) Cisco
6 52 (1.57%) Citrix
7 41 (1.24%) Perforce
8 39 (1.18%) SAP
8 39 (1.18%) ServiceNow
9 38 (1.15%) Adobe
10 37 (1.12%) IBM
11 36 (1.09%) Salesforce.com
12 35 (1.06%) Databricks
13 31 (0.94%) NEC
14 30 (0.90%) ANSYS
15 24 (0.72%) HP
16 23 (0.69%) Sophos
17 21 (0.63%) Red Hat
18 20 (0.60%) Meraki
18 20 (0.60%) QinetiQ