Period
to 20 June 2019

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 20 June 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Problem-Solving
England > South East
6 months to
20 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 19 20 19
Rank change year-on-year +1 -1 +1
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 2,722 2,926 2,685
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 10.38% 9.73% 9.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.39% 10.81% 10.28%
Number of salaries quoted 2,071 2,390 2,052
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +12.50% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £22,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £46,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -3.16% +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 23,904 27,079 26,129
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 91.13% 90.01% 89.20%
Number of salaries quoted 19,148 22,541 21,504
South East median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £28,000 £28,000 £27,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £70,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +4.17%

Problem-Solving
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Problem-Solving as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT 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

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Problem-Solving in the South East over the 6 months to 20 June 2019.

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 20 June 2019. 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 +5 1,155 £45,000 +1.12% 47
Berkshire +6 682 £47,500 - 20
Hampshire -2 636 £44,000 +3.53% 28
Surrey +2 451 £42,500 -10.53% 17
Buckinghamshire +2 261 £45,000 +26.76% 17
Oxfordshire +11 212 £43,500 -3.33% 10
West Sussex -9 191 £42,500 +6.25% 7
East Sussex +19 163 £43,750 -2.78% 11
Kent +22 100 £40,000 +33.33% 9
Isle of Wight - 19 £60,000 -
Middlesex -8 3 £53,500 -17.69% 1
Problem-Solving
England

For the 6 months to 20 June 2019, 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.

1 886 (32.55%) Analytical Skills
2 781 (28.69%) Agile Software Development
3 674 (24.76%) SQL
4 627 (23.03%) Microsoft
5 573 (21.05%) C#
6 526 (19.32%) Degree
7 476 (17.49%) Windows
8 449 (16.50%) SQL Server
9 443 (16.27%) ITIL
10 437 (16.05%) JavaScript
11 431 (15.83%) .NET
12 421 (15.47%) Finance
13 383 (14.07%) Java
14 349 (12.82%) Linux
15 348 (12.78%) HTML
16 310 (11.39%) CSS
17 298 (10.95%) Git (software)
18 288 (10.58%) Self-Motivation
19 281 (10.32%) Project Management
20 267 (9.81%) Scrum
21 264 (9.70%) Microsoft Azure
22 254 (9.33%) Computer Science
23 249 (9.15%) Software Engineering
24 225 (8.27%) TDD
25 223 (8.19%) Test Automation
26 222 (8.16%) AngularJS
27 221 (8.12%) Security Cleared
27 221 (8.12%) VMware
28 220 (8.08%) Microsoft Office
29 219 (8.05%) Amazon AWS

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 73 (2.68%) SharePoint
2 69 (2.53%) IIS
3 58 (2.13%) Confluence
4 52 (1.91%) Apache
5 43 (1.58%) MS Exchange
6 33 (1.21%) CMS
7 28 (1.03%) BizTalk Server
8 22 (0.81%) Tomcat
9 18 (0.66%) Skype for Business
10 16 (0.59%) Elasticsearch
11 14 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2010
11 14 (0.51%) JBoss
12 12 (0.44%) Drupal
12 12 (0.44%) Mendix
12 12 (0.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 11 (0.40%) Apache Spark
13 11 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2013
14 9 (0.33%) SharePoint 2010
14 9 (0.33%) WordPress
15 8 (0.29%) SAS
Applications
1 220 (8.08%) Microsoft Office
2 117 (4.30%) Microsoft Excel
3 33 (1.21%) MS Visio
4 32 (1.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 17 (0.62%) Microsoft Project
6 16 (0.59%) Chatbot
7 8 (0.29%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 8 (0.29%) InfoPath
7 8 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.11%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.11%) Simulink
9 2 (0.073%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.073%) Maya
10 1 (0.037%) HipChat
10 1 (0.037%) Siemens NX
10 1 (0.037%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 20 (0.73%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 11 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (0.33%) Magento
4 8 (0.29%) SAP MM
5 7 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
6 5 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
6 5 (0.18%) SAP S/4HANA
7 4 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
7 4 (0.15%) SAP SRM
7 4 (0.15%) SystmOne
7 4 (0.15%) Unit4 Business World
8 3 (0.11%) FastStats
8 3 (0.11%) Infor M3
8 3 (0.11%) Oracle Assets
8 3 (0.11%) Oracle Cash Management
8 3 (0.11%) Oracle ERP
8 3 (0.11%) Oracle Payables
8 3 (0.11%) Oracle Receivables
8 3 (0.11%) Sage X3
8 3 (0.11%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 264 (9.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 219 (8.05%) Amazon AWS
3 176 (6.47%) Office 365
4 69 (2.53%) SaaS
5 38 (1.40%) Power Platform
6 35 (1.29%) IaaS
7 32 (1.18%) PaaS
8 31 (1.14%) Azure Active Directory
9 20 (0.73%) Cloud Computing
10 17 (0.62%) GitHub
10 17 (0.62%) Serverless
11 15 (0.55%) Amazon S3
12 13 (0.48%) NuGet
13 12 (0.44%) Google Cloud Platform
14 11 (0.40%) Google Analytics
15 10 (0.37%) Amazon EMR
15 10 (0.37%) OneDrive
15 10 (0.37%) Salesforce Service Cloud
16 9 (0.33%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
17 8 (0.29%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 153 (5.62%) Firewall
2 141 (5.18%) LAN
3 114 (4.19%) WAN
4 103 (3.78%) Network Security
5 84 (3.09%) VoIP
6 80 (2.94%) Internet
7 76 (2.79%) VPN
8 70 (2.57%) TCP/IP
9 57 (2.09%) Cisco ASA
10 40 (1.47%) DNS
10 40 (1.47%) Remote Desktop
11 37 (1.36%) VLAN
12 36 (1.32%) Wi-Fi
13 35 (1.29%) HTTP
13 35 (1.29%) Skype
14 33 (1.21%) BGP
15 30 (1.10%) BIG-IP
15 30 (1.10%) MPLS
15 30 (1.10%) Wireless
16 29 (1.07%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 449 (16.50%) SQL Server
2 147 (5.40%) Relational Database
3 112 (4.11%) MySQL
4 59 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
5 45 (1.65%) PostgreSQL
6 39 (1.43%) DB2
6 39 (1.43%) Oracle Database
7 38 (1.40%) RDBMS
8 37 (1.36%) Power BI
9 34 (1.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 33 (1.21%) MongoDB
11 30 (1.10%) Big Data
11 30 (1.10%) NoSQL
12 24 (0.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 21 (0.77%) SQL Server 2008
14 17 (0.62%) SQL Server 2016
15 14 (0.51%) JasperReports
15 14 (0.51%) Redis
16 13 (0.48%) OLAP
16 13 (0.48%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 298 (10.95%) Git (software)
2 185 (6.80%) JIRA
3 110 (4.04%) Visual Studio
4 100 (3.67%) Team Foundation Server
5 85 (3.12%) Jenkins
6 60 (2.20%) Maven
7 59 (2.17%) Subversion
8 55 (2.02%) Selenium
9 41 (1.51%) Jasmine
10 38 (1.40%) TeamCity
11 37 (1.36%) Mocha
12 34 (1.25%) Cucumber
13 33 (1.21%) JUnit
14 32 (1.18%) Bitbucket
15 31 (1.14%) Karma Test Runner
16 28 (1.03%) PostCSS
17 27 (0.99%) Grunt
17 27 (0.99%) gulp
18 24 (0.88%) WebDriver
19 21 (0.77%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 421 (15.47%) Finance
2 135 (4.96%) Marketing
3 112 (4.11%) Retail
4 109 (4.00%) Manufacturing
5 98 (3.60%) Electronics
6 66 (2.42%) Telecoms
7 56 (2.06%) Pharmaceutical
8 48 (1.76%) Aerospace
9 37 (1.36%) Games
10 30 (1.10%) Back Office
10 30 (1.10%) Legal
11 28 (1.03%) Law
11 28 (1.03%) Military
12 21 (0.77%) Banking
13 19 (0.70%) Publishing
14 16 (0.59%) Avionics
15 14 (0.51%) Automotive
16 11 (0.40%) Billing
16 11 (0.40%) German Language
16 11 (0.40%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 738 (27.11%) Developer
2 471 (17.30%) Analyst
3 172 (6.32%) .NET Developer
4 160 (5.88%) C# Developer
5 155 (5.69%) Software Developer
6 149 (5.47%) Support Engineer
7 145 (5.33%) Support Analyst
8 132 (4.85%) Senior Developer
9 128 (4.70%) Consultant
10 118 (4.34%) IT Support
11 116 (4.26%) Architect
12 112 (4.11%) Junior
13 106 (3.89%) Software Engineer
14 90 (3.31%) C# .NET Developer
15 86 (3.16%) Business Analyst
16 84 (3.09%) IT Analyst
16 84 (3.09%) Java Developer
17 78 (2.87%) SQL Developer
18 68 (2.50%) Network Engineer
19 67 (2.46%) Junior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 431 (15.83%) .NET
2 348 (12.78%) HTML
3 310 (11.39%) CSS
4 222 (8.16%) AngularJS
5 208 (7.64%) Web Services
6 188 (6.91%) ASP.NET
7 146 (5.36%) jQuery
8 145 (5.33%) .NET Framework
9 143 (5.25%) XML
10 135 (4.96%) REST
11 126 (4.63%) HTML5
12 117 (4.30%) WCF
13 112 (4.11%) ASP.NET MVC
14 92 (3.38%) Spring
15 91 (3.34%) React
16 81 (2.98%) JSON
17 79 (2.90%) SOAP
18 74 (2.72%) ASP.NET Web API
19 73 (2.68%) RESTful
20 65 (2.39%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 886 (32.55%) Analytical Skills
2 288 (10.58%) Self-Motivation
3 175 (6.43%) Management Information System
4 166 (6.10%) Data Centre
5 86 (3.16%) User Experience
6 69 (2.53%) Algorithms
7 64 (2.35%) Mobile App
8 50 (1.84%) Enterprise Software
9 42 (1.54%) EPoS
10 39 (1.43%) Client/Server
11 35 (1.29%) Public Cloud
12 34 (1.25%) e-Learning
13 31 (1.14%) Smartphone
13 31 (1.14%) Virtual Team
14 29 (1.07%) Video Conferencing
15 22 (0.81%) Greenfield Project
16 20 (0.73%) Linux Command Line
17 17 (0.62%) Fibre Optics
17 17 (0.62%) Graphic Design
17 17 (0.62%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 476 (17.49%) Windows
2 349 (12.82%) Linux
3 193 (7.09%) Windows Server
4 142 (5.22%) Unix
5 91 (3.34%) Windows 10
6 67 (2.46%) Windows 7
7 66 (2.42%) Android
8 57 (2.09%) Apple iOS
8 57 (2.09%) Windows Server 2012
9 45 (1.65%) Windows Server 2008
10 27 (0.99%) Ubuntu
11 20 (0.73%) zOS
12 15 (0.55%) AIX
13 13 (0.48%) Mac OS
14 12 (0.44%) Windows 8
15 10 (0.37%) ThreadX
16 9 (0.33%) CentOS
16 9 (0.33%) Mac OS X
17 8 (0.29%) Debian
17 8 (0.29%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 781 (28.69%) Agile Software Development
2 443 (16.27%) ITIL
3 281 (10.32%) Project Management
4 267 (9.81%) Scrum
5 254 (9.33%) Computer Science
6 249 (9.15%) Software Engineering
7 225 (8.27%) TDD
8 223 (8.19%) Test Automation
9 209 (7.68%) SDLC
10 195 (7.16%) MVC
11 191 (7.02%) Mentoring
12 180 (6.61%) Analytics
13 174 (6.39%) OO
14 161 (5.91%) Continuous Integration
15 160 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
16 157 (5.77%) Time Management
17 156 (5.73%) Continuous Improvement
18 143 (5.25%) Decision-Making
19 136 (5.00%) DevOps
19 136 (5.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 674 (24.76%) SQL
2 573 (21.05%) C#
3 437 (16.05%) JavaScript
4 383 (14.07%) Java
5 196 (7.20%) C++
6 174 (6.39%) Python
7 142 (5.22%) C
8 111 (4.08%) PowerShell
9 79 (2.90%) T-SQL
10 72 (2.65%) PHP
11 51 (1.87%) R
12 48 (1.76%) Bash Shell
13 47 (1.73%) PL/SQL
14 42 (1.54%) VB.NET
15 39 (1.43%) MATLAB
15 39 (1.43%) TypeScript
16 24 (0.88%) Ruby
16 24 (0.88%) Shell Script
17 23 (0.84%) Apex Code
18 22 (0.81%) VBA
Qualifications
1 526 (19.32%) Degree
2 221 (8.12%) Security Cleared
3 169 (6.21%) SC Cleared
4 141 (5.18%) Microsoft Certification
5 116 (4.26%) Cisco Certification
6 97 (3.56%) Computer Science Degree
7 78 (2.87%) MCSE
8 75 (2.76%) CCNA
9 70 (2.57%) MCSA
10 61 (2.24%) ISTQB
11 53 (1.95%) CCNP
12 51 (1.87%) ITIL Certification
13 44 (1.62%) A+ Certification
14 41 (1.51%) ISEB
14 41 (1.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 32 (1.18%) PhD
15 32 (1.18%) PMI Certification
16 26 (0.96%) AWS Certification
16 26 (0.96%) MCP
17 22 (0.81%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 166 (6.10%) SLA
2 132 (4.85%) QA
3 83 (3.05%) PMO
4 80 (2.94%) GDPR
5 65 (2.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 46 (1.69%) Data Quality
7 28 (1.03%) WAI
8 27 (0.99%) Cyber Essentials
9 26 (0.96%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 26 (0.96%) ISO 9001
10 21 (0.77%) ISO 22301
11 12 (0.44%) COBIT
12 7 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 7 (0.26%) P3O
13 6 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 6 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 5 (0.18%) PCI DSS
15 3 (0.11%) GAMP
15 3 (0.11%) NIST
15 3 (0.11%) WCAG
System Software
1 200 (7.35%) Active Directory
2 118 (4.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 75 (2.76%) Hyper-V
4 69 (2.53%) Docker
5 30 (1.10%) VMware ESXi
6 25 (0.92%) vSphere
7 22 (0.81%) Microsoft App-V
8 20 (0.73%) VMware NSX
9 17 (0.62%) vCloud
10 14 (0.51%) Virtual Machines
11 7 (0.26%) Virtual Servers
12 6 (0.22%) KVM
13 5 (0.18%) iptables
13 5 (0.18%) Terminal Server
13 5 (0.18%) Virtual Desktop
13 5 (0.18%) Xen
14 4 (0.15%) Firmware
14 4 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
14 4 (0.15%) Terminal Services
15 3 (0.11%) oVirt
Systems Management
1 83 (3.05%) SCCM
2 43 (1.58%) Kubernetes
3 31 (1.14%) Puppet
4 30 (1.10%) Microsoft Intune
4 30 (1.10%) SCVMM
5 29 (1.07%) Ansible
6 28 (1.03%) Nagios
7 20 (0.73%) Cisco CUCM
8 19 (0.70%) IBM BigFix
9 18 (0.66%) Terraform
10 17 (0.62%) HP ALM
11 13 (0.48%) Nessus
11 13 (0.48%) Opscode Chef
11 13 (0.48%) vCenter Server
12 12 (0.44%) Kibana
12 12 (0.44%) Norton AntiVirus
13 11 (0.40%) Computer Incident Response Team
13 11 (0.40%) CSIRT
13 11 (0.40%) QRadar
14 9 (0.33%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 627 (23.03%) Microsoft
2 221 (8.12%) VMware
3 217 (7.97%) Cisco
4 170 (6.25%) Oracle
5 129 (4.74%) SAP
6 61 (2.24%) HP
7 60 (2.20%) Salesforce.com
8 52 (1.91%) Citrix
9 50 (1.84%) ServiceNow
10 46 (1.69%) Aruba
11 38 (1.40%) F5
12 37 (1.36%) Meraki
13 35 (1.29%) Atlassian
13 35 (1.29%) Juniper
14 32 (1.18%) Mitel
15 30 (1.10%) Avaya
16 29 (1.07%) Google
17 27 (0.99%) Fortinet
17 27 (0.99%) NetApp
17 27 (0.99%) Palo Alto