Period
to 26 July 2021

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 26 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Problem-Solving
England > South East
6 months to
26 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 16 23 20
Rank change year-on-year +7 -3 0
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 1,975 1,109 2,793
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 12.09% 9.06% 10.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 13.00% 9.90% 11.48%
Number of salaries quoted 1,144 871 2,146
10th Percentile £30,751 £26,250 £26,250
25th Percentile £37,500 £36,250 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year - +11.11% -
75th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £58,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £72,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -

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 15,197 11,199 24,325
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 93.05% 91.46% 91.57%
Number of salaries quoted 10,771 9,181 19,862
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £28,250
25th Percentile £40,500 £38,750 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.00% - +5.26%
75th Percentile £65,375 £65,000 £62,500
90th Percentile £78,750 £76,250 £75,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +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 26 July 2021.

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 26 July 2021. 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 +10 829 £50,000 - 175
Berkshire +7 467 £55,000 - 79
Surrey +12 325 £55,000 +4.76% 55
Hampshire -24 325 £52,500 +10.53% 79
Buckinghamshire +7 228 £37,500 -25.00% 48
East Sussex +19 223 £50,000 +42.86% 20
West Sussex +1 140 £50,000 +11.11% 17
Oxfordshire +14 135 £44,345 -4.12% 48
Kent +7 98 £37,000 +23.33% 46
Sussex +3 9 £70,000 +133.33% 2
Middlesex +3 2 £55,000 +10.00%
Problem-Solving
England

For the 6 months to 26 July 2021, 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 1,026 (51.95%) Social Skills
2 694 (35.14%) Agile Software Development
3 587 (29.72%) Analytical Skills
4 456 (23.09%) SQL
5 410 (20.76%) Degree
6 333 (16.86%) Finance
7 318 (16.10%) Azure
8 311 (15.75%) C#
8 311 (15.75%) Microsoft
9 296 (14.99%) JavaScript
10 285 (14.43%) .NET
11 281 (14.23%) DevOps
12 258 (13.06%) Scrum
13 248 (12.56%) Software Engineering
14 239 (12.10%) Linux
15 234 (11.85%) Java
16 231 (11.70%) Windows
17 227 (11.49%) AWS
18 220 (11.14%) User Experience
19 218 (11.04%) Project Management
20 217 (10.99%) Analytics
21 207 (10.48%) Python
22 206 (10.43%) Computer Science
23 204 (10.33%) Time Management
24 200 (10.13%) SQL Server
25 193 (9.77%) HTML
26 182 (9.22%) JIRA
27 179 (9.06%) Oracle
28 178 (9.01%) ITIL
29 177 (8.96%) Organisational Skills

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 43 (2.18%) SharePoint
2 42 (2.13%) Confluence
3 41 (2.08%) WebLogic
4 30 (1.52%) Cloud Foundry
4 30 (1.52%) CMS
5 22 (1.11%) Elasticsearch
5 22 (1.11%) MS Exchange
6 21 (1.06%) Oracle Service Bus
7 17 (0.86%) WordPress
8 14 (0.71%) SAS
8 14 (0.71%) Tomcat
9 12 (0.61%) Apache
9 12 (0.61%) Apache Spark
10 11 (0.56%) GemFire
11 10 (0.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 8 (0.41%) Apache Solr
12 8 (0.41%) JBoss
12 8 (0.41%) OpenStack
13 6 (0.30%) nginx
13 6 (0.30%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 124 (6.28%) Microsoft Office
2 106 (5.37%) Microsoft Excel
3 52 (2.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 34 (1.72%) MS Visio
5 28 (1.42%) Campfire
6 20 (1.01%) Sketch
7 14 (0.71%) Microsoft Project
8 12 (0.61%) InVision
9 11 (0.56%) Figma
10 9 (0.46%) Photoshop
11 5 (0.25%) InDesign
11 5 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
12 4 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 4 (0.20%) Simulink
13 1 (0.051%) Adobe Illustrator
13 1 (0.051%) Adobe XD
13 1 (0.051%) ALPHACAM
Business Applications
1 16 (0.81%) SAP S/4HANA
2 11 (0.56%) Shopify
3 10 (0.51%) NetSuite
4 8 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
4 8 (0.41%) SAP SD
5 6 (0.30%) Distributed Ledger
5 6 (0.30%) Magento
5 6 (0.30%) SAP HR
6 5 (0.25%) SAP CO
6 5 (0.25%) SAP FI
6 5 (0.25%) SAP FI/CO
6 5 (0.25%) SAP MM
7 4 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
7 4 (0.20%) OPENHousing
7 4 (0.20%) Sprinklr
8 3 (0.15%) Hyperion Planning
8 3 (0.15%) SAP BRIM
8 3 (0.15%) SAP MDG
8 3 (0.15%) SAP PM
8 3 (0.15%) SAP Travel Management
Cloud Services
1 318 (16.10%) Azure
2 227 (11.49%) AWS
3 158 (8.00%) SaaS
4 108 (5.47%) Microsoft 365
5 85 (4.30%) GitHub
5 85 (4.30%) Power Platform
6 64 (3.24%) Serverless
7 45 (2.28%) npm
8 43 (2.18%) PaaS
9 38 (1.92%) GCP
10 35 (1.77%) Cloud Computing
11 33 (1.67%) Google Analytics
12 27 (1.37%) Amazon S3
12 27 (1.37%) IaaS
13 25 (1.27%) Amazon EC2
13 25 (1.27%) AWS Lambda
14 22 (1.11%) Azure Storage
15 21 (1.06%) Azure Service Bus
16 19 (0.96%) Azure App Service
16 19 (0.96%) Azure ExpressRoute
Communications & Networking
1 77 (3.90%) Firewall
2 59 (2.99%) DNS
3 57 (2.89%) HTTP
4 47 (2.38%) VPN
5 41 (2.08%) Internet
6 33 (1.67%) TCP/IP
7 29 (1.47%) Broadband
8 23 (1.16%) DHCP
8 23 (1.16%) WAN
9 22 (1.11%) Wi-Fi
9 22 (1.11%) Wireshark
10 20 (1.01%) LAN
11 19 (0.96%) Wireless
12 18 (0.91%) SAN
13 15 (0.76%) Network Security
14 13 (0.66%) NAS
15 11 (0.56%) Calico
15 11 (0.56%) VoIP
16 10 (0.51%) Remote Desktop
17 9 (0.46%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 200 (10.13%) SQL Server
2 90 (4.56%) Relational Database
3 79 (4.00%) Power BI
4 69 (3.49%) Oracle Database
5 63 (3.19%) Big Data
5 63 (3.19%) MySQL
6 56 (2.84%) PostgreSQL
7 45 (2.28%) RDBMS
8 41 (2.08%) Oracle Database 10g
9 40 (2.03%) Data Lake
9 40 (2.03%) NoSQL
10 38 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
11 33 (1.67%) Redis
12 28 (1.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 28 (1.42%) Tableau
13 23 (1.16%) Oracle Database 12c
14 20 (1.01%) Oracle Database 11g
15 18 (0.91%) Azure SQL Database
15 18 (0.91%) OLAP
15 18 (0.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 182 (9.22%) JIRA
2 115 (5.82%) Git (software)
3 110 (5.57%) Jenkins
4 72 (3.65%) Selenium
5 51 (2.58%) Visual Studio
6 28 (1.42%) Cucumber
7 26 (1.32%) NUnit
7 26 (1.32%) SpecFlow
8 25 (1.27%) JUnit
8 25 (1.27%) TeamCity
9 22 (1.11%) ESLint
9 22 (1.11%) webpack
10 21 (1.06%) Maven
10 21 (1.06%) Protractor
10 21 (1.06%) Team Foundation Server
10 21 (1.06%) Toad
10 21 (1.06%) Visual Studio Team System
11 19 (0.96%) gulp
11 19 (0.96%) WebDriver
12 18 (0.91%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 1,026 (51.95%) Social Skills
2 587 (29.72%) Analytical Skills
3 333 (16.86%) Finance
4 177 (8.96%) Organisational Skills
5 124 (6.28%) Marketing
6 91 (4.61%) Retail
7 77 (3.90%) Presentation Skills
8 69 (3.49%) Banking
9 68 (3.44%) Telecoms
10 65 (3.29%) Pharmaceutical
11 55 (2.78%) Public Sector
12 52 (2.63%) Manufacturing
13 43 (2.18%) Law
14 40 (2.03%) Automotive
15 38 (1.92%) Inclusion and Diversity
16 34 (1.72%) Digital Economy
16 34 (1.72%) Influencing Skills
17 23 (1.16%) Electronics
18 21 (1.06%) Police
19 18 (0.91%) Legal
Job Titles
1 487 (24.66%) Developer
2 285 (14.43%) Analyst
3 127 (6.43%) Software Engineer
4 81 (4.10%) Architect
5 73 (3.70%) Lead Developer
6 70 (3.54%) Java Developer
7 67 (3.39%) DevOps Engineer
8 66 (3.34%) Business Analyst
9 63 (3.19%) Service Analyst
10 61 (3.09%) Senior Developer
11 60 (3.04%) Support Engineer
12 54 (2.73%) Senior Software Engineer
13 53 (2.68%) C# Developer
14 52 (2.63%) Service Desk Analyst
14 52 (2.63%) Technical Support
15 51 (2.58%) Consultant
16 50 (2.53%) Support Analyst
17 49 (2.48%) Designer
17 49 (2.48%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
17 49 (2.48%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 285 (14.43%) .NET
2 193 (9.77%) HTML
3 158 (8.00%) CSS
4 142 (7.19%) REST
5 107 (5.42%) React
6 104 (5.27%) AngularJS
7 88 (4.46%) RESTful
8 85 (4.30%) .NET Core
9 72 (3.65%) Web Services
10 62 (3.14%) Spring
11 61 (3.09%) Node.js
12 54 (2.73%) .NET Framework
13 50 (2.53%) GraphQL
13 50 (2.53%) HTML5
14 44 (2.23%) SOAP
15 43 (2.18%) jQuery
16 41 (2.08%) RabbitMQ
17 40 (2.03%) XML
18 39 (1.97%) Kafka
18 39 (1.97%) React Native
Miscellaneous
1 220 (11.14%) User Experience
2 141 (7.14%) Self-Motivation
3 112 (5.67%) Management Information System
4 50 (2.53%) Mobile App
5 40 (2.03%) Algorithms
6 33 (1.67%) Life Science
7 31 (1.57%) Data Centre
7 31 (1.57%) Virtual Team
8 27 (1.37%) Driving Licence
9 26 (1.32%) Renewable Energy
10 24 (1.22%) Robotics
11 23 (1.16%) Hybrid Cloud
12 19 (0.96%) Cloud Native
12 19 (0.96%) Data Structures
12 19 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
13 18 (0.91%) Smartphone
14 17 (0.86%) LIMS
15 16 (0.81%) 3D Graphics
15 16 (0.81%) Analytical Mindset
15 16 (0.81%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 239 (12.10%) Linux
2 231 (11.70%) Windows
3 91 (4.61%) Unix
4 56 (2.84%) Android
5 53 (2.68%) Windows Server
6 44 (2.23%) Apple iOS
7 41 (2.08%) Windows 10
8 23 (1.16%) Solaris
9 21 (1.06%) Ubuntu
9 21 (1.06%) VMS
10 19 (0.96%) Windows Server 2016
11 16 (0.81%) Windows 7
12 14 (0.71%) Windows Server 2012
13 10 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 8 (0.41%) Windows Server 2019
15 7 (0.35%) SUSE
15 7 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
16 5 (0.25%) CentOS
17 3 (0.15%) Windows XP
18 2 (0.10%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 694 (35.14%) Agile Software Development
2 281 (14.23%) DevOps
3 258 (13.06%) Scrum
4 248 (12.56%) Software Engineering
5 218 (11.04%) Project Management
6 217 (10.99%) Analytics
7 206 (10.43%) Computer Science
8 204 (10.33%) Time Management
9 178 (9.01%) ITIL
10 174 (8.81%) Test Automation
11 158 (8.00%) Decision-Making
12 157 (7.95%) Business Intelligence
13 154 (7.80%) Mentoring
13 154 (7.80%) SDLC
14 148 (7.49%) Line Management
15 136 (6.89%) Microservices
16 119 (6.03%) Continuous Improvement
17 118 (5.97%) Continuous Integration
18 117 (5.92%) TDD
19 109 (5.52%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 456 (23.09%) SQL
2 311 (15.75%) C#
3 296 (14.99%) JavaScript
4 234 (11.85%) Java
5 207 (10.48%) Python
6 95 (4.81%) C
7 80 (4.05%) C++
8 71 (3.59%) PHP
9 64 (3.24%) PL/SQL
10 62 (3.14%) PowerShell
11 53 (2.68%) TypeScript
12 47 (2.38%) Go
13 46 (2.33%) T-SQL
14 44 (2.23%) Bash Shell
15 42 (2.13%) Shell Script
16 36 (1.82%) Java 8
17 34 (1.72%) ES6
18 25 (1.27%) Delphi
19 19 (0.96%) VB
20 17 (0.86%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 410 (20.76%) Degree
2 154 (7.80%) Security Cleared
3 117 (5.92%) SC Cleared
4 96 (4.86%) Computer Science Degree
5 33 (1.67%) Microsoft Certification
5 33 (1.67%) PhD
6 31 (1.57%) Master's Degree
7 27 (1.37%) Cisco Certification
8 22 (1.11%) MCSA
9 21 (1.06%) CCNA
9 21 (1.06%) DV Cleared
10 20 (1.01%) CISSP
11 18 (0.91%) MCP
11 18 (0.91%) Numerate Degree
12 17 (0.86%) BPSS Clearance
12 17 (0.86%) ISEB
13 15 (0.76%) HND
14 14 (0.71%) DBS Check
15 13 (0.66%) HNC
15 13 (0.66%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 144 (7.29%) QA
2 95 (4.81%) SLA
3 70 (3.54%) GDPR
4 27 (1.37%) Accessibility
5 21 (1.06%) WCAG
6 19 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 19 (0.96%) NEBOSH
6 19 (0.96%) PMO
7 16 (0.81%) Actionable Recommendations
8 12 (0.61%) Data Quality
9 10 (0.51%) Good Clinical Practice
10 9 (0.46%) Cyber Essentials
10 9 (0.46%) NIST
11 7 (0.35%) CDISC
12 6 (0.30%) GMP
12 6 (0.30%) PCI DSS
13 4 (0.20%) GxP
13 4 (0.20%) NIST 800
14 3 (0.15%) ISO 13485
14 3 (0.15%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 163 (8.25%) Docker
2 103 (5.22%) Active Directory
3 44 (2.23%) VMware Infrastructure
4 28 (1.42%) Virtual Machines
5 24 (1.22%) Firmware
6 13 (0.66%) VMware ESXi
7 11 (0.56%) Hyper-V
8 10 (0.51%) vSphere
9 7 (0.35%) XenApp
10 6 (0.30%) Terminal Services
11 3 (0.15%) Virtual Servers
11 3 (0.15%) VMware NSX
12 2 (0.10%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 2 (0.10%) iptables
12 2 (0.10%) LXC
12 2 (0.10%) Postfix
12 2 (0.10%) Sendmail
12 2 (0.10%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 109 (5.52%) Kubernetes
2 79 (4.00%) Ansible
3 77 (3.90%) Terraform
4 43 (2.18%) Puppet
5 35 (1.77%) Opscode Chef
6 21 (1.06%) SCCM
7 18 (0.91%) Kibana
8 17 (0.86%) Microsoft Intune
9 12 (0.61%) Grafana
10 10 (0.51%) WSUS
11 7 (0.35%) Rancher
12 6 (0.30%) HP Quality Center
13 4 (0.20%) Cisco CUCM
13 4 (0.20%) FlexNet
13 4 (0.20%) Single Sign-On
14 3 (0.15%) Argo
14 3 (0.15%) EMC NetWorker
14 3 (0.15%) vCenter Server
15 2 (0.10%) BMC PATROL
15 2 (0.10%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 311 (15.75%) Microsoft
2 179 (9.06%) Oracle
3 72 (3.65%) VMware
4 52 (2.63%) SAP
5 47 (2.38%) Salesforce.com
6 39 (1.97%) Google
7 38 (1.92%) Citrix
8 32 (1.62%) Cisco
9 31 (1.57%) Adobe
10 29 (1.47%) ServiceNow
11 24 (1.22%) Splunk
12 20 (1.01%) Blue Prism
13 17 (0.86%) Dynatrace
13 17 (0.86%) Mercator
14 13 (0.66%) Zend
15 11 (0.56%) Databricks
16 10 (0.51%) Veeam
16 10 (0.51%) Xceptor
17 9 (0.46%) NetApp
17 9 (0.46%) Sage