Period
to 16 November 2018

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 16 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Problem-Solving
England > South East
6 months to
16 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 18 19 21
Rank change year-on-year +1 +2 -3
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 2,911 3,039 2,954
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 10.10% 9.94% 8.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.19% 11.10% 9.36%
Number of salaries quoted 2,388 2,395 2,349
South East median annual salary £45,000 £41,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.76% -3.53% -
10th Percentile £24,500 £22,500 £23,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £63,750
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +3.45%

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 26,021 27,389 31,554
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 90.26% 89.55% 89.28%
Number of salaries quoted 21,441 22,602 26,214
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £68,750 £68,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

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 16 November 2018.

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 16 November 2018. 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 -2 1,105 £44,000 +8.64% 201
Hampshire +9 770 £45,000 +20.00% 128
Berkshire 0 576 £45,000 - 92
Surrey -4 532 £44,000 -2.22% 82
Buckinghamshire +2 286 £40,000 +11.11% 62
Oxfordshire -8 243 £45,000 +5.88% 48
West Sussex -8 213 £45,000 +5.88% 18
East Sussex +5 182 £51,000 +3.55% 22
Kent -3 81 £37,000 -7.50% 33
Middlesex +7 15 £60,250 +9.55% 1
M4 Corridor 0 6 £62,500 -
Sussex - 2 - -
Home Counties - 1 £65,000 -
Problem-Solving
England

For the 6 months to 16 November 2018, 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.

1 957 (32.88%) Analytical Skills
2 918 (31.54%) Agile Software Development
3 852 (29.27%) SQL
4 637 (21.88%) Microsoft
5 618 (21.23%) Degree
6 571 (19.62%) C#
7 547 (18.79%) Windows
8 498 (17.11%) .NET
9 449 (15.42%) JavaScript
10 446 (15.32%) SQL Server
11 445 (15.29%) Finance
12 373 (12.81%) HTML
13 370 (12.71%) Java
14 364 (12.50%) Linux
15 340 (11.68%) ITIL
16 325 (11.16%) Git (software)
17 315 (10.82%) Project Management
18 308 (10.58%) CSS
19 294 (10.10%) Computer Science
20 292 (10.03%) Scrum
21 263 (9.03%) Active Directory
22 254 (8.73%) Test Automation
23 248 (8.52%) Microsoft Azure
24 243 (8.35%) ASP.NET
25 237 (8.14%) Microsoft Office
25 237 (8.14%) Python
25 237 (8.14%) MVC
26 234 (8.04%) OO
26 234 (8.04%) Self-Motivation
27 233 (8.00%) Windows Server

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
1 101 (3.47%) IIS
2 89 (3.06%) SharePoint
3 63 (2.16%) Confluence
4 57 (1.96%) MS Exchange
5 44 (1.51%) JBoss
6 41 (1.41%) CMS
7 39 (1.34%) Tomcat
8 28 (0.96%) Apache
9 27 (0.93%) WebLogic
10 25 (0.86%) WordPress
11 24 (0.82%) Apache Spark
12 23 (0.79%) Skype for Business
13 22 (0.76%) WebSphere
14 21 (0.72%) BizTalk Server
15 17 (0.58%) Elasticsearch
16 15 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2010
16 15 (0.52%) SAS
17 13 (0.45%) OpenStack
18 10 (0.34%) Drupal
19 9 (0.31%) WildFly
Applications
1 237 (8.14%) Microsoft Office
2 149 (5.12%) Microsoft Excel
3 49 (1.68%) Microsoft Project
4 43 (1.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 28 (0.96%) MS Visio
6 20 (0.69%) Photoshop
7 10 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
8 5 (0.17%) SOLIDWORKS
9 4 (0.14%) Simulink
9 4 (0.14%) SPSS
10 3 (0.10%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 3 (0.10%) Adobe Illustrator
11 2 (0.069%) Acrobat
11 2 (0.069%) InfoPath
11 2 (0.069%) UXPin
12 1 (0.034%) Abaqus
12 1 (0.034%) InDesign
12 1 (0.034%) InVision
12 1 (0.034%) Mathcad
12 1 (0.034%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 48 (1.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (0.52%) NetSuite
3 14 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
4 11 (0.38%) SAP S/4HANA
5 9 (0.31%) Dynamics NAV
5 9 (0.31%) Oracle Applications
6 8 (0.27%) Magento
7 7 (0.24%) Payment Gateway
8 6 (0.21%) SAP CO
8 6 (0.21%) SAP FI
8 6 (0.21%) SAP FI/CO
9 4 (0.14%) Distributed Ledger
9 4 (0.14%) Oracle Financials
9 4 (0.14%) R3 Corda
9 4 (0.14%) SAP ERP
9 4 (0.14%) Unit4 Business World
10 3 (0.10%) Hyperion Planning
10 3 (0.10%) Oracle EBS
10 3 (0.10%) SAP APO
10 3 (0.10%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 248 (8.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 178 (6.11%) Amazon AWS
3 157 (5.39%) Office 365
4 88 (3.02%) SaaS
5 39 (1.34%) PaaS
6 32 (1.10%) IaaS
7 31 (1.06%) Cloud Computing
8 25 (0.86%) GitHub
9 21 (0.72%) OpenShift
10 20 (0.69%) Google Analytics
11 18 (0.62%) Dynamics 365
12 13 (0.45%) Amazon EC2
13 12 (0.41%) Azure Active Directory
13 12 (0.41%) TestFlight
14 9 (0.31%) AdWords
14 9 (0.31%) Amazon EMR
14 9 (0.31%) Amazon S3
14 9 (0.31%) Google Cloud Platform
15 8 (0.27%) AWS CloudFormation
16 6 (0.21%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 157 (5.39%) Firewall
2 107 (3.68%) WAN
3 100 (3.44%) Internet
4 99 (3.40%) LAN
5 90 (3.09%) VoIP
6 75 (2.58%) TCP/IP
7 72 (2.47%) VPN
8 61 (2.10%) Wi-Fi
9 60 (2.06%) DNS
10 53 (1.82%) Wireless
11 43 (1.48%) Network Security
12 40 (1.37%) Cisco ASA
13 37 (1.27%) DHCP
14 35 (1.20%) Skype
15 28 (0.96%) MPLS
16 24 (0.82%) Ethernet
17 23 (0.79%) WLAN
18 22 (0.76%) HTTP
19 14 (0.48%) IPsec
20 13 (0.45%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 446 (15.32%) SQL Server
2 152 (5.22%) Relational Database
3 132 (4.53%) MySQL
4 81 (2.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 78 (2.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 72 (2.47%) PostgreSQL
7 71 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
8 65 (2.23%) NoSQL
9 58 (1.99%) SQL Server 2008
10 56 (1.92%) Big Data
11 48 (1.65%) Power BI
12 43 (1.48%) RDBMS
13 39 (1.34%) Hadoop
13 39 (1.34%) SQL Server 2012
14 38 (1.31%) MongoDB
14 38 (1.31%) Oracle Database
15 33 (1.13%) SQL Server 2005
16 29 (1.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 28 (0.96%) DB2
18 23 (0.79%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 325 (11.16%) Git (software)
2 150 (5.15%) JIRA
3 124 (4.26%) Visual Studio
4 108 (3.71%) Jenkins
5 90 (3.09%) Subversion
5 90 (3.09%) Team Foundation Server
6 70 (2.40%) Maven
6 70 (2.40%) Selenium
7 46 (1.58%) TeamCity
8 28 (0.96%) Visual Studio Team System
9 26 (0.89%) HP UFT
10 24 (0.82%) Cucumber
10 24 (0.82%) WebDriver
11 22 (0.76%) Bitbucket
11 22 (0.76%) JUnit
12 19 (0.65%) Eclipse
12 19 (0.65%) NUnit
13 17 (0.58%) Axure RP
14 15 (0.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 14 (0.48%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 445 (15.29%) Finance
2 173 (5.94%) Retail
3 161 (5.53%) Marketing
4 111 (3.81%) Telecoms
5 76 (2.61%) Legal
6 75 (2.58%) Manufacturing
7 61 (2.10%) Electronics
8 60 (2.06%) Banking
9 56 (1.92%) Automotive
10 38 (1.31%) Pharmaceutical
11 33 (1.13%) Games
12 32 (1.10%) Back Office
13 30 (1.03%) Publishing
14 27 (0.93%) German Language
15 26 (0.89%) Aerospace
15 26 (0.89%) Law
16 19 (0.65%) French Language
17 15 (0.52%) Advertising
18 12 (0.41%) Italian Language
19 11 (0.38%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 741 (25.46%) Developer
2 535 (18.38%) Analyst
3 197 (6.77%) .NET Developer
3 197 (6.77%) C# Developer
4 171 (5.87%) Support Analyst
5 143 (4.91%) C# .NET Developer
6 138 (4.74%) Software Developer
7 135 (4.64%) Support Engineer
8 127 (4.36%) Senior Developer
9 118 (4.05%) Consultant
10 114 (3.92%) Graduate
11 113 (3.88%) Architect
12 101 (3.47%) Junior
13 100 (3.44%) Java Developer
14 98 (3.37%) Project Manager
15 97 (3.33%) SQL Developer
16 83 (2.85%) Applications Support
17 79 (2.71%) Business Analyst
18 77 (2.65%) Software Engineer
19 76 (2.61%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 498 (17.11%) .NET
2 373 (12.81%) HTML
3 308 (10.58%) CSS
4 243 (8.35%) ASP.NET
5 185 (6.36%) Web Services
6 179 (6.15%) AngularJS
7 144 (4.95%) WCF
8 133 (4.57%) jQuery
9 130 (4.47%) XML
10 120 (4.12%) .NET Framework
10 120 (4.12%) HTML5
11 113 (3.88%) ASP.NET Web API
12 97 (3.33%) XSLT
13 96 (3.30%) REST
14 80 (2.75%) ASP.NET MVC
14 80 (2.75%) Spring
15 68 (2.34%) Entity Framework
16 63 (2.16%) SOAP
17 61 (2.10%) CSS3
17 61 (2.10%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 957 (32.88%) Analytical Skills
2 294 (10.10%) Computer Science
3 234 (8.04%) Self-Motivation
4 163 (5.60%) Management Information System
5 151 (5.19%) User Experience
6 81 (2.78%) Data Centre
7 73 (2.51%) Algorithms
8 68 (2.34%) Fintech
9 64 (2.20%) PMI
10 58 (1.99%) Mobile App
11 48 (1.65%) Driving Licence
12 41 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
13 36 (1.24%) e-Learning
13 36 (1.24%) EPoS
13 36 (1.24%) Linux Command Line
14 27 (0.93%) Mainframe
15 26 (0.89%) Life Science
16 24 (0.82%) Data Structures
16 24 (0.82%) Replication
17 23 (0.79%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 547 (18.79%) Windows
2 364 (12.50%) Linux
3 233 (8.00%) Windows Server
4 119 (4.09%) Windows 10
5 118 (4.05%) Unix
6 105 (3.61%) Windows 7
7 88 (3.02%) Windows Server 2008
8 73 (2.51%) Windows Server 2012
9 58 (1.99%) Apple iOS
10 48 (1.65%) Android
11 45 (1.55%) AIX
11 45 (1.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 32 (1.10%) Windows 8
13 24 (0.82%) Mac OS X
14 16 (0.55%) Embedded Linux
15 14 (0.48%) Windows XP
16 13 (0.45%) Mac OS
16 13 (0.45%) Solaris
17 11 (0.38%) Windows Server 2003
18 10 (0.34%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 918 (31.54%) Agile Software Development
2 340 (11.68%) ITIL
3 315 (10.82%) Project Management
4 292 (10.03%) Scrum
5 254 (8.73%) Test Automation
6 237 (8.14%) MVC
7 234 (8.04%) OO
8 233 (8.00%) TDD
9 196 (6.73%) Continuous Integration
10 195 (6.70%) Software Engineering
11 185 (6.36%) Mentoring
12 184 (6.32%) Continuous Improvement
13 182 (6.25%) SDLC
14 172 (5.91%) Change Management
15 158 (5.43%) Business Intelligence
16 154 (5.29%) Analytics
17 152 (5.22%) PRINCE2
18 145 (4.98%) OOD
19 139 (4.77%) CRM
20 136 (4.67%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 852 (29.27%) SQL
2 571 (19.62%) C#
3 449 (15.42%) JavaScript
4 370 (12.71%) Java
5 237 (8.14%) Python
6 184 (6.32%) C++
7 181 (6.22%) T-SQL
8 132 (4.53%) C
9 91 (3.13%) PowerShell
10 75 (2.58%) PHP
11 69 (2.37%) Bash Shell
12 52 (1.79%) Perl
13 50 (1.72%) PL/SQL
13 50 (1.72%) Shell Script
14 46 (1.58%) TypeScript
15 35 (1.20%) VB.NET
16 34 (1.17%) Ruby
17 31 (1.06%) Java 8
18 30 (1.03%) MATLAB
19 28 (0.96%) R
Qualifications
1 618 (21.23%) Degree
2 154 (5.29%) Security Cleared
3 115 (3.95%) SC Cleared
4 103 (3.54%) Microsoft Certification
5 102 (3.50%) Computer Science Degree
6 89 (3.06%) PMI Certification
7 72 (2.47%) Cisco Certification
8 69 (2.37%) MCSE
9 59 (2.03%) ITIL Certification
10 48 (1.65%) CCNA
11 42 (1.44%) CISSP
11 42 (1.44%) MCSA
12 38 (1.31%) ISEB
13 33 (1.13%) CCNP
14 32 (1.10%) A+ Certification
14 32 (1.10%) ISTQB
15 30 (1.03%) PhD
16 29 (1.00%) Numerate Degree
17 27 (0.93%) PMP
18 24 (0.82%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 199 (6.84%) QA
2 86 (2.95%) SLA
3 47 (1.61%) PMO
4 46 (1.58%) GDPR
5 44 (1.51%) Data Quality
6 24 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 18 (0.62%) PCI DSS
8 13 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 8 (0.27%) Cyber Essentials
10 7 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 6 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 6 (0.21%) MISRA
12 5 (0.17%) COBIT
13 3 (0.10%) GPG13
13 3 (0.10%) ISO 9001
14 2 (0.069%) JTAG
15 1 (0.034%) DO-178B
15 1 (0.034%) DO-254
15 1 (0.034%) HIPAA
15 1 (0.034%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 263 (9.03%) Active Directory
2 98 (3.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 76 (2.61%) Docker
4 39 (1.34%) Hyper-V
5 36 (1.24%) VMware ESXi
6 29 (1.00%) vSphere
7 28 (0.96%) Firmware
8 22 (0.76%) Virtual Machines
9 18 (0.62%) vCloud
10 15 (0.52%) KVM
11 14 (0.48%) VMware NSX
12 12 (0.41%) Virtual Desktop
13 10 (0.34%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 8 (0.27%) HDFS
14 8 (0.27%) pfSense
15 7 (0.24%) oVirt
15 7 (0.24%) Terminal Services
16 6 (0.21%) Xen
17 5 (0.17%) XenDesktop
18 4 (0.14%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 57 (1.96%) Ansible
2 53 (1.82%) SCCM
3 38 (1.31%) Puppet
4 31 (1.06%) Kubernetes
5 30 (1.03%) Opscode Chef
6 25 (0.86%) EMC NetWorker
7 15 (0.52%) Terraform
8 14 (0.48%) Tivoli
9 13 (0.45%) WSUS
10 12 (0.41%) Cisco IPCC
10 12 (0.41%) Nagios
11 10 (0.34%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 9 (0.31%) Kibana
12 9 (0.31%) SCOM
12 9 (0.31%) vCenter Server
13 7 (0.24%) Grafana
13 7 (0.24%) Microsoft Clustering
13 7 (0.24%) Nessus
14 6 (0.21%) Cisco CUCM
14 6 (0.21%) Icinga
Vendors
1 637 (21.88%) Microsoft
2 181 (6.22%) Oracle
3 155 (5.32%) VMware
4 141 (4.84%) Cisco
5 80 (2.75%) SAP
6 61 (2.10%) HP
7 52 (1.79%) Salesforce.com
8 49 (1.68%) Tableau
9 46 (1.58%) Google
10 41 (1.41%) CheckPoint
10 41 (1.41%) Citrix
11 36 (1.24%) Intel
12 35 (1.20%) Xamarin
13 32 (1.10%) Red Hat
14 30 (1.03%) ServiceNow
15 28 (0.96%) Atlassian
15 28 (0.96%) Riverbed
16 24 (0.82%) Avaya
16 24 (0.82%) Juniper
17 23 (0.79%) IBM