Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Problem-Solving
England > South East
6 months to
19 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 14 30 19
Rank change year-on-year +16 -11 +1
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 2,283 601 2,705
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 12.75% 7.55% 10.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 13.65% 8.20% 11.74%
Number of salaries quoted 1,253 461 2,014
10th Percentile £29,073 £26,250 £26,250
25th Percentile £37,500 £36,225 £33,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £46,000
Median % change year-on-year - +8.70% +2.22%
75th Percentile £70,000 £62,500 £60,000
90th Percentile £83,750 £73,750 £70,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
% 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 16,727 7,328 23,034
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 93.43% 92.06% 91.25%
Number of salaries quoted 11,289 6,092 18,755
10th Percentile £32,000 £31,250 £28,000
25th Percentile £40,371 £40,000 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £52,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +0.96% +4.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £63,750
90th Percentile £78,750 £75,000 £75,000
England median annual salary £58,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +5.45% +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 19 October 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 19 October 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 +22 956 £50,000 - 160
Berkshire +16 487 £55,000 +2.33% 73
Hampshire -19 366 £53,000 +17.78% 83
Surrey +17 353 £55,000 -4.35% 49
Buckinghamshire +17 301 £37,500 -11.76% 41
East Sussex +37 258 £50,000 -2.41% 21
Oxfordshire +30 174 £50,000 +42.86% 46
Kent +17 165 £45,000 +50.00% 52
West Sussex +8 138 £50,000 -4.76% 40
Sussex - 14 £70,000 - 1
Home Counties - 4 £60,000 -
Middlesex +8 2 - - 1
Problem-Solving
England

For the 6 months to 19 October 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 1,148 (50.28%) Social Skills
2 873 (38.24%) Agile Software Development
3 666 (29.17%) Analytical Skills
4 501 (21.94%) SQL
5 466 (20.41%) Degree
6 414 (18.13%) Microsoft
7 407 (17.83%) Azure
8 366 (16.03%) Finance
9 364 (15.94%) C#
10 337 (14.76%) JavaScript
11 336 (14.72%) Scrum
12 324 (14.19%) .NET
13 310 (13.58%) DevOps
14 290 (12.70%) AWS
15 287 (12.57%) Windows
15 287 (12.57%) Analytics
16 271 (11.87%) User Experience
16 271 (11.87%) Python
17 258 (11.30%) Project Management
18 257 (11.26%) Linux
19 242 (10.60%) HTML
20 234 (10.25%) Computer Science
21 230 (10.07%) Software Engineering
21 230 (10.07%) Time Management
22 229 (10.03%) Java
23 218 (9.55%) SQL Server
24 213 (9.33%) Self-Motivation
25 211 (9.24%) CSS
26 210 (9.20%) ITIL
27 195 (8.54%) JIRA

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 58 (2.54%) SharePoint
2 46 (2.01%) WebLogic
3 41 (1.80%) Confluence
4 36 (1.58%) CMS
5 30 (1.31%) Cloud Foundry
6 25 (1.10%) MS Exchange
7 23 (1.01%) WordPress
8 22 (0.96%) Oracle Service Bus
9 21 (0.92%) Elasticsearch
10 19 (0.83%) SAS
11 15 (0.66%) Apache
11 15 (0.66%) Apache Spark
12 14 (0.61%) IIS
12 14 (0.61%) nginx
13 12 (0.53%) OpenStack
14 11 (0.48%) GemFire
14 11 (0.48%) Jupyter
14 11 (0.48%) Sitecore CMS
14 11 (0.48%) Tomcat
15 10 (0.44%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 140 (6.13%) Microsoft Office
2 110 (4.82%) Microsoft Excel
3 50 (2.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 37 (1.62%) Figma
5 28 (1.23%) Campfire
6 25 (1.10%) Sketch
7 19 (0.83%) Simulink
8 16 (0.70%) Microsoft Project
9 14 (0.61%) MS Visio
10 11 (0.48%) InVision
11 10 (0.44%) Photoshop
12 7 (0.31%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 5 (0.22%) InDesign
14 4 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
15 2 (0.088%) Adobe XD
15 2 (0.088%) Zeplin
16 1 (0.044%) Adobe Illustrator
16 1 (0.044%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 20 (0.88%) SAP S/4HANA
2 19 (0.83%) NetSuite
3 16 (0.70%) Magento
4 12 (0.53%) SAP MDG
5 11 (0.48%) Payment Gateway
6 10 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
7 6 (0.26%) Distributed Ledger
7 6 (0.26%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 6 (0.26%) SAP CO
7 6 (0.26%) SAP FI
7 6 (0.26%) SAP FI/CO
7 6 (0.26%) SAP IBP
7 6 (0.26%) SAP VC
8 5 (0.22%) SAP BRIM
8 5 (0.22%) SAP MM
9 4 (0.18%) OPENHousing
9 4 (0.18%) Shopify
10 3 (0.13%) SAP BPC
10 3 (0.13%) SAP HR
10 3 (0.13%) Sprinklr
Cloud Services
1 407 (17.83%) Azure
2 290 (12.70%) AWS
3 178 (7.80%) SaaS
4 161 (7.05%) Microsoft 365
5 118 (5.17%) Power Platform
6 89 (3.90%) GitHub
7 76 (3.33%) Serverless
8 63 (2.76%) GCP
9 55 (2.41%) Cloud Computing
10 50 (2.19%) PaaS
11 43 (1.88%) npm
12 34 (1.49%) IaaS
13 30 (1.31%) Amazon S3
14 26 (1.14%) Google Analytics
15 25 (1.10%) Azure Storage
16 24 (1.05%) Amazon EC2
16 24 (1.05%) AWS Lambda
16 24 (1.05%) Azure Service Bus
17 20 (0.88%) AWS CloudFormation
17 20 (0.88%) Azure App Service
Communications & Networking
1 102 (4.47%) Firewall
2 90 (3.94%) DNS
3 79 (3.46%) VPN
4 49 (2.15%) HTTP
5 45 (1.97%) WAN
6 44 (1.93%) DHCP
6 44 (1.93%) Internet
7 34 (1.49%) LAN
7 34 (1.49%) TCP/IP
8 31 (1.36%) Wireless
9 29 (1.27%) Wi-Fi
10 28 (1.23%) Broadband
11 16 (0.70%) SD-WAN
11 16 (0.70%) Skype
11 16 (0.70%) VoIP
12 15 (0.66%) Network Security
12 15 (0.66%) SSL
13 14 (0.61%) SAN
14 13 (0.57%) NAS
14 13 (0.57%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 218 (9.55%) SQL Server
2 111 (4.86%) Power BI
3 102 (4.47%) Relational Database
4 89 (3.90%) Big Data
5 75 (3.29%) MySQL
6 70 (3.07%) Oracle Database
7 68 (2.98%) Data Warehouse
8 64 (2.80%) PostgreSQL
9 48 (2.10%) Data Lake
10 46 (2.01%) Oracle Database 10g
11 43 (1.88%) NoSQL
11 43 (1.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 38 (1.66%) RDBMS
13 35 (1.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 27 (1.18%) OLAP
14 27 (1.18%) Oracle Database 12c
14 27 (1.18%) Redis
15 24 (1.05%) Oracle Database 11g
15 24 (1.05%) Tableau
16 17 (0.74%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 195 (8.54%) JIRA
2 147 (6.44%) Jenkins
3 124 (5.43%) Git (software)
4 68 (2.98%) Selenium
5 59 (2.58%) Visual Studio
6 32 (1.40%) Team Foundation Server
7 26 (1.14%) JUnit
7 26 (1.14%) NUnit
7 26 (1.14%) webpack
8 25 (1.10%) GitLab
9 23 (1.01%) Cucumber
10 22 (0.96%) ESLint
10 22 (0.96%) Sonatype Nexus
11 21 (0.92%) Octopus Deploy
11 21 (0.92%) TeamCity
11 21 (0.92%) Toad
11 21 (0.92%) Visual Studio Team System
11 21 (0.92%) WebDriver
12 17 (0.74%) Babel
12 17 (0.74%) Maven
General
1 1,148 (50.28%) Social Skills
2 666 (29.17%) Analytical Skills
3 366 (16.03%) Finance
4 168 (7.36%) Organisational Skills
5 111 (4.86%) Retail
6 105 (4.60%) Presentation Skills
7 103 (4.51%) Marketing
8 86 (3.77%) Manufacturing
9 70 (3.07%) Banking
10 69 (3.02%) Inclusion and Diversity
10 69 (3.02%) Pharmaceutical
11 67 (2.93%) Telecoms
12 63 (2.76%) Law
13 57 (2.50%) Automotive
14 52 (2.28%) Public Sector
15 49 (2.15%) Influencing Skills
16 37 (1.62%) Electronics
17 35 (1.53%) Digital Economy
18 29 (1.27%) Legal
19 25 (1.10%) Police
Job Titles
1 577 (25.27%) Developer
2 304 (13.32%) Analyst
3 110 (4.82%) Software Engineer
4 82 (3.59%) Architect
5 80 (3.50%) C# Developer
5 80 (3.50%) DevOps Engineer
6 78 (3.42%) Lead Developer
7 74 (3.24%) Designer
8 70 (3.07%) Full Stack Developer
8 70 (3.07%) Java Developer
9 67 (2.93%) Senior Developer
9 67 (2.93%) Technical Support
10 66 (2.89%) Support Engineer
11 65 (2.85%) Service Analyst
12 63 (2.76%) Support Analyst
13 58 (2.54%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 57 (2.50%) Senior Software Engineer
15 56 (2.45%) Consultant
16 55 (2.41%) Service Desk Analyst
16 55 (2.41%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 324 (14.19%) .NET
2 242 (10.60%) HTML
3 211 (9.24%) CSS
4 153 (6.70%) REST
5 139 (6.09%) AngularJS
6 137 (6.00%) React
7 110 (4.82%) RESTful
8 109 (4.77%) .NET Core
9 85 (3.72%) .NET Framework
9 85 (3.72%) Web Services
10 84 (3.68%) Spring
11 64 (2.80%) jQuery
12 54 (2.37%) HTML5
12 54 (2.37%) Node.js
13 53 (2.32%) GraphQL
14 44 (1.93%) ASP.NET
14 44 (1.93%) RabbitMQ
15 38 (1.66%) Middleware
15 38 (1.66%) SOAP
16 36 (1.58%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 271 (11.87%) User Experience
2 213 (9.33%) Self-Motivation
3 134 (5.87%) Management Information System
4 74 (3.24%) Algorithms
5 60 (2.63%) Life Science
6 49 (2.15%) Mobile App
7 41 (1.80%) Robotics
8 39 (1.71%) Data Centre
9 36 (1.58%) Virtual Team
10 31 (1.36%) Renewable Energy
11 27 (1.18%) Data Structures
12 26 (1.14%) Cloud Native
12 26 (1.14%) Hybrid Cloud
13 22 (0.96%) Driving Licence
13 22 (0.96%) EPoS
14 19 (0.83%) Analytical Mindset
14 19 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
15 17 (0.74%) Social Media
16 16 (0.70%) 3D Graphics
16 16 (0.70%) Legacy Systems
Operating Systems
1 287 (12.57%) Windows
2 257 (11.26%) Linux
3 108 (4.73%) Unix
4 70 (3.07%) Windows 10
5 67 (2.93%) Android
6 66 (2.89%) Windows Server
7 60 (2.63%) Apple iOS
8 23 (1.01%) Solaris
9 21 (0.92%) VMS
10 18 (0.79%) Windows 7
11 13 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 12 (0.53%) Mac OS
12 12 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
13 10 (0.44%) CentOS
14 9 (0.39%) Windows 8
14 9 (0.39%) Windows Server 2016
15 7 (0.31%) SUSE
16 6 (0.26%) Windows Server 2019
17 5 (0.22%) Ubuntu
18 4 (0.18%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 873 (38.24%) Agile Software Development
2 336 (14.72%) Scrum
3 310 (13.58%) DevOps
4 287 (12.57%) Analytics
5 258 (11.30%) Project Management
6 234 (10.25%) Computer Science
7 230 (10.07%) Software Engineering
7 230 (10.07%) Time Management
8 210 (9.20%) ITIL
9 173 (7.58%) Mentoring
10 172 (7.53%) Business Intelligence
11 160 (7.01%) Microservices
12 158 (6.92%) Decision-Making
13 156 (6.83%) SDLC
13 156 (6.83%) Test Automation
14 155 (6.79%) Line Management
15 138 (6.04%) Continuous Integration
16 135 (5.91%) TDD
17 131 (5.74%) Continuous Improvement
18 127 (5.56%) Data Science
Programming Languages
1 501 (21.94%) SQL
2 364 (15.94%) C#
3 337 (14.76%) JavaScript
4 271 (11.87%) Python
5 229 (10.03%) Java
6 111 (4.86%) C
7 94 (4.12%) PHP
8 79 (3.46%) C++
9 69 (3.02%) PowerShell
10 62 (2.72%) PL/SQL
11 58 (2.54%) Bash Shell
12 57 (2.50%) Shell Script
12 57 (2.50%) T-SQL
13 56 (2.45%) TypeScript
14 52 (2.28%) Go
15 37 (1.62%) Java 8
16 32 (1.40%) Perl
17 28 (1.23%) MATLAB
18 24 (1.05%) Delphi
19 23 (1.01%) ES6
Qualifications
1 466 (20.41%) Degree
2 186 (8.15%) Security Cleared
3 135 (5.91%) SC Cleared
4 99 (4.34%) Computer Science Degree
5 58 (2.54%) Microsoft Certification
6 42 (1.84%) Master's Degree
7 41 (1.80%) Cisco Certification
8 36 (1.58%) MCSE
9 33 (1.45%) PhD
10 31 (1.36%) CCNA
11 26 (1.14%) MCSA
12 25 (1.10%) CCA
12 25 (1.10%) Citrix Certification
13 20 (0.88%) DBS Check
13 20 (0.88%) DV Cleared
14 18 (0.79%) CCNP
15 17 (0.74%) CISSP
15 17 (0.74%) ISEB
16 16 (0.70%) MCP
17 15 (0.66%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 150 (6.57%) QA
2 116 (5.08%) SLA
3 76 (3.33%) GDPR
4 46 (2.01%) Accessibility
5 27 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 21 (0.92%) WCAG
7 19 (0.83%) NEBOSH
8 18 (0.79%) PMO
9 15 (0.66%) Data Quality
10 13 (0.57%) Good Clinical Practice
11 9 (0.39%) Actionable Recommendations
12 8 (0.35%) Cyber Essentials
13 6 (0.26%) CDISC
13 6 (0.26%) ISO 13485
13 6 (0.26%) PCI DSS
14 5 (0.22%) GLP
14 5 (0.22%) GMP
14 5 (0.22%) NIST
15 3 (0.13%) 21 CFR Part 11
15 3 (0.13%) GxP
System Software
1 175 (7.67%) Docker
2 154 (6.75%) Active Directory
3 61 (2.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 25 (1.10%) Firmware
4 25 (1.10%) Virtual Machines
5 14 (0.61%) Virtual Servers
6 13 (0.57%) vSphere
7 10 (0.44%) Virtual Desktop
8 8 (0.35%) Hyper-V
9 7 (0.31%) VMware Workstation
10 6 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
10 6 (0.26%) XenApp
11 2 (0.088%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 2 (0.088%) iptables
11 2 (0.088%) LXC
11 2 (0.088%) Postfix
11 2 (0.088%) Sendmail
11 2 (0.088%) VMware NSX
12 1 (0.044%) Oracle RAC
12 1 (0.044%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 124 (5.43%) Kubernetes
2 112 (4.91%) Ansible
3 93 (4.07%) Terraform
4 45 (1.97%) SCCM
5 39 (1.71%) Puppet
6 38 (1.66%) Microsoft Intune
7 31 (1.36%) Opscode Chef
8 21 (0.92%) WSUS
9 18 (0.79%) Kibana
10 15 (0.66%) Single Sign-On
11 12 (0.53%) Grafana
12 7 (0.31%) CSIRT
12 7 (0.31%) Rancher
13 6 (0.26%) HP Quality Center
13 6 (0.26%) SolarWinds Orion
14 4 (0.18%) Cisco CUCM
14 4 (0.18%) vCenter Server
15 3 (0.13%) Active Directory Federation Services
15 3 (0.13%) MobiControl
15 3 (0.13%) QRadar
Vendors
1 414 (18.13%) Microsoft
2 164 (7.18%) Oracle
3 106 (4.64%) VMware
4 65 (2.85%) Citrix
5 62 (2.72%) SAP
6 54 (2.37%) Google
7 45 (1.97%) Cisco
8 44 (1.93%) Salesforce.com
9 34 (1.49%) ServiceNow
10 31 (1.36%) Adobe
10 31 (1.36%) Workday
11 23 (1.01%) Veeam
12 19 (0.83%) Red Hat
12 19 (0.83%) YouTube
13 18 (0.79%) EMC
13 18 (0.79%) Splunk
14 17 (0.74%) IBM
14 17 (0.74%) Meraki
15 15 (0.66%) Mercator
15 15 (0.66%) Palo Alto