Period
to 14 April 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 14 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Problem-Solving
England > South East
6 months to
14 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 22 19 19
Rank change year-on-year -3 0 +1
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 1,146 1,974 2,746
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 9.18% 9.64% 10.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.02% 10.60% 11.21%
Number of salaries quoted 787 1,504 2,150
10th Percentile £30,000 £27,000 £25,250
25th Percentile £36,875 £35,000 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £47,500 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +11.76% -
75th Percentile £60,000 £63,750 £57,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £72,350 £66,250
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +3.38%

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 11,433 18,617 24,502
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 91.57% 90.89% 91.93%
Number of salaries quoted 8,867 15,204 20,218
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £28,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £37,500 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,000 £50,000 £49,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.00% +2.04% +8.89%
75th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £62,500
90th Percentile £76,250 £77,500 £73,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +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 14 April 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 14 April 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 -4 396 £50,000 -9.09% 112
Hampshire -8 250 £50,000 +12.04% 54
Surrey +2 226 £50,000 +5.26% 33
Berkshire -17 221 £55,000 - 64
West Sussex -1 115 £47,500 +5.56% 18
East Sussex +15 93 £45,000 +28.57% 20
Buckinghamshire +3 93 £36,250 -34.09% 25
Oxfordshire +7 82 £50,000 +5.26% 23
Kent -6 46 £32,500 -13.33% 17
Middlesex +3 9 £55,000 -8.33%
Problem-Solving
England

For the 6 months to 14 April 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.

1 370 (32.29%) Analytical Skills
2 301 (26.27%) Agile Software Development
3 266 (23.21%) Degree
4 255 (22.25%) SQL
5 217 (18.94%) Microsoft
6 208 (18.15%) Finance
7 191 (16.67%) C#
7 191 (16.67%) JavaScript
8 184 (16.06%) Azure
9 163 (14.22%) Windows
10 162 (14.14%) .NET
11 152 (13.26%) Software Engineering
12 151 (13.18%) Linux
13 143 (12.48%) DevOps
14 140 (12.22%) SQL Server
15 136 (11.87%) Java
16 135 (11.78%) Test Automation
17 133 (11.61%) Computer Science
18 121 (10.56%) Project Management
19 113 (9.86%) HTML
20 111 (9.69%) ITIL
21 110 (9.60%) QA
22 97 (8.46%) Python
23 95 (8.29%) Decision-Making
24 90 (7.85%) Marketing
25 89 (7.77%) Time Management
26 88 (7.68%) SDLC
27 87 (7.59%) Microsoft Office
27 87 (7.59%) VMware
28 86 (7.50%) CSS

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 37 (3.23%) SharePoint
2 28 (2.44%) MS Exchange
2 28 (2.44%) WordPress
3 25 (2.18%) CMS
4 22 (1.92%) Confluence
5 16 (1.40%) Apache
6 14 (1.22%) IIS
7 8 (0.70%) JBoss
7 8 (0.70%) SAS
8 7 (0.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 6 (0.52%) Tomcat
10 5 (0.44%) Umbraco
11 4 (0.35%) Liferay
12 3 (0.26%) Apache Spark
12 3 (0.26%) BizTalk Server
12 3 (0.26%) Drupal
12 3 (0.26%) Skype for Business
13 2 (0.17%) Cloud Foundry
13 2 (0.17%) Sitecore CMS
14 1 (0.087%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 87 (7.59%) Microsoft Office
2 65 (5.67%) Microsoft Excel
3 39 (3.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 29 (2.53%) MS Visio
5 8 (0.70%) InVision
5 8 (0.70%) Sketch
6 4 (0.35%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.35%) Simulink
7 2 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.087%) ALPHACAM
8 1 (0.087%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.087%) SPSS
8 1 (0.087%) Stata
Business Applications
1 17 (1.48%) Dynamics CRM
1 17 (1.48%) SAP S/4HANA
2 12 (1.05%) SAP SD
3 10 (0.87%) Magento
3 10 (0.87%) OpenCart
4 7 (0.61%) SAP CO
4 7 (0.61%) SAP FI
4 7 (0.61%) SAP FI/CO
5 6 (0.52%) Shopify
6 3 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.26%) NetSuite
6 3 (0.26%) Primavera
6 3 (0.26%) SAP HR
6 3 (0.26%) SAP MM
6 3 (0.26%) SAP PM
6 3 (0.26%) SAP PS
6 3 (0.26%) Sprinklr
7 2 (0.17%) Hyperion Planning
7 2 (0.17%) SAP BPC
7 2 (0.17%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 184 (16.06%) Azure
2 80 (6.98%) AWS
3 77 (6.72%) Microsoft 365
4 74 (6.46%) SaaS
5 37 (3.23%) Power Platform
6 24 (2.09%) GitHub
6 24 (2.09%) Google Analytics
7 18 (1.57%) IaaS
8 15 (1.31%) PaaS
9 12 (1.05%) Serverless
10 10 (0.87%) GCP
11 8 (0.70%) Asana
11 8 (0.70%) Smartsheet
12 7 (0.61%) Adobe Creative Cloud
12 7 (0.61%) Azure Active Directory
12 7 (0.61%) PowerApps
13 6 (0.52%) Dynamics 365
14 5 (0.44%) AWS Lambda
14 5 (0.44%) Azure Functions
14 5 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 47 (4.10%) Firewall
2 34 (2.97%) HTTP
3 33 (2.88%) TCP/IP
4 23 (2.01%) WAN
5 19 (1.66%) DNS
5 19 (1.66%) LAN
6 18 (1.57%) Internet
6 18 (1.57%) VoIP
7 15 (1.31%) Wireshark
8 14 (1.22%) OSPF
8 14 (1.22%) VPN
9 13 (1.13%) DHCP
9 13 (1.13%) Network Security
9 13 (1.13%) Remote Desktop
10 12 (1.05%) SAN
11 11 (0.96%) BGP
11 11 (0.96%) Intrusion Detection
11 11 (0.96%) Wireless
12 10 (0.87%) BIG-IP
13 9 (0.79%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 140 (12.22%) SQL Server
2 53 (4.62%) Relational Database
3 45 (3.93%) MySQL
4 37 (3.23%) PostgreSQL
5 34 (2.97%) Power BI
6 30 (2.62%) Redis
7 25 (2.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 22 (1.92%) RDBMS
9 20 (1.75%) NoSQL
10 17 (1.48%) Neo4j
11 14 (1.22%) Tableau
12 11 (0.96%) Data Warehouse
13 10 (0.87%) Oracle Database
14 9 (0.79%) OLTP
15 8 (0.70%) Azure SQL Database
15 8 (0.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 7 (0.61%) Big Data
16 7 (0.61%) Data Mining
16 7 (0.61%) SQL Server 2016
17 6 (0.52%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 82 (7.16%) Git (software)
2 65 (5.67%) JIRA
3 36 (3.14%) Jenkins
4 29 (2.53%) Selenium
5 25 (2.18%) Visual Studio
6 17 (1.48%) SpecFlow
6 17 (1.48%) Team Foundation Server
7 13 (1.13%) TeamCity
8 11 (0.96%) JMeter
9 10 (0.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 9 (0.79%) Cypress.io
10 9 (0.79%) NUnit
10 9 (0.79%) Protractor
11 8 (0.70%) Cucumber
11 8 (0.70%) Fiddler
11 8 (0.70%) gulp
11 8 (0.70%) PHPUnit
12 7 (0.61%) Maven
12 7 (0.61%) Visual Website Optimizer
12 7 (0.61%) WebDriver
General
1 208 (18.15%) Finance
2 90 (7.85%) Marketing
3 49 (4.28%) Telecoms
4 48 (4.19%) Retail
5 35 (3.05%) Aerospace
6 28 (2.44%) Pharmaceutical
7 27 (2.36%) Public Sector
8 22 (1.92%) Banking
8 22 (1.92%) Electronics
8 22 (1.92%) Military
9 20 (1.75%) Automotive
9 20 (1.75%) Digital Economy
10 19 (1.66%) Games
10 19 (1.66%) Manufacturing
11 14 (1.22%) Law
12 13 (1.13%) Legal
13 10 (0.87%) Back Office
14 8 (0.70%) Korean Language
14 8 (0.70%) Local Government
15 5 (0.44%) French Language
Job Titles
1 273 (23.82%) Developer
2 194 (16.93%) Analyst
3 61 (5.32%) Software Engineer
4 50 (4.36%) Business Analyst
5 47 (4.10%) Senior Developer
6 44 (3.84%) Architect
6 44 (3.84%) Service Analyst
7 42 (3.66%) Consultant
8 41 (3.58%) Support Engineer
9 36 (3.14%) Lead Developer
10 35 (3.05%) Service Desk Analyst
11 32 (2.79%) Software Developer
12 31 (2.71%) IT Support
13 30 (2.62%) .NET Developer
13 30 (2.62%) C# Developer
13 30 (2.62%) Senior Analyst
13 30 (2.62%) Test Engineer
14 29 (2.53%) IT Analyst
15 27 (2.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 24 (2.09%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 162 (14.14%) .NET
2 113 (9.86%) HTML
3 86 (7.50%) CSS
3 86 (7.50%) REST
4 48 (4.19%) React
5 44 (3.84%) Web Services
6 41 (3.58%) XML
7 38 (3.32%) Ajax
8 35 (3.05%) .NET Core
9 34 (2.97%) ASP.NET
10 32 (2.79%) AngularJS
10 32 (2.79%) Node.js
11 31 (2.71%) RESTful
12 27 (2.36%) HTML5
13 26 (2.27%) SOAP
14 24 (2.09%) .NET Framework
15 20 (1.75%) Ruby on Rails
16 19 (1.66%) CSS3
16 19 (1.66%) jQuery
17 17 (1.48%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 370 (32.29%) Analytical Skills
2 84 (7.33%) Self-Motivation
3 78 (6.81%) Management Information System
4 76 (6.63%) User Experience
5 39 (3.40%) Data Centre
6 31 (2.71%) Enterprise Software
7 30 (2.62%) Mobile App
8 29 (2.53%) Algorithms
9 24 (2.09%) Virtual Team
10 23 (2.01%) Smartphone
11 19 (1.66%) LIMS
12 18 (1.57%) Driving Licence
12 18 (1.57%) NHS
13 16 (1.40%) Data Structures
14 14 (1.22%) Analytical Mindset
14 14 (1.22%) Client/Server
15 12 (1.05%) Renewable Energy
16 11 (0.96%) Greenfield Project
17 10 (0.87%) Derivative
18 9 (0.79%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 163 (14.22%) Windows
2 151 (13.18%) Linux
3 47 (4.10%) Unix
4 42 (3.66%) Windows Server
5 28 (2.44%) Windows 10
6 26 (2.27%) Ubuntu
7 22 (1.92%) Android
8 15 (1.31%) Windows Server 2012
9 14 (1.22%) Windows Server 2016
10 12 (1.05%) Windows 7
11 11 (0.96%) Windows Server 2008
12 10 (0.87%) Apple iOS
13 9 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 4 (0.35%) VMS
14 4 (0.35%) Windows Server 2019
14 4 (0.35%) Windows XP
15 3 (0.26%) CentOS
15 3 (0.26%) Mac OS
16 2 (0.17%) Windows Server 2003
17 1 (0.087%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 301 (26.27%) Agile Software Development
2 152 (13.26%) Software Engineering
3 143 (12.48%) DevOps
4 135 (11.78%) Test Automation
5 133 (11.61%) Computer Science
6 121 (10.56%) Project Management
7 111 (9.69%) ITIL
8 95 (8.29%) Decision-Making
9 89 (7.77%) Time Management
10 88 (7.68%) SDLC
11 83 (7.24%) Business Intelligence
12 82 (7.16%) Scrum
13 80 (6.98%) Software Testing
14 77 (6.72%) Mathematics
15 75 (6.54%) Analytics
16 65 (5.67%) Web Development
17 64 (5.58%) Continuous Improvement
18 60 (5.24%) Requirements Gathering
19 58 (5.06%) Continuous Integration
19 58 (5.06%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 255 (22.25%) SQL
2 191 (16.67%) C#
2 191 (16.67%) JavaScript
3 136 (11.87%) Java
4 97 (8.46%) Python
5 77 (6.72%) C++
6 72 (6.28%) C
7 53 (4.62%) PHP
8 41 (3.58%) PowerShell
9 28 (2.44%) TypeScript
10 26 (2.27%) VB
11 25 (2.18%) PL/SQL
11 25 (2.18%) Ruby
12 22 (1.92%) T-SQL
13 20 (1.75%) Go
14 19 (1.66%) ES6
15 14 (1.22%) Bash Shell
16 13 (1.13%) VB6
17 12 (1.05%) VBA
18 8 (0.70%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 266 (23.21%) Degree
2 68 (5.93%) Computer Science Degree
3 47 (4.10%) Security Cleared
4 43 (3.75%) Cisco Certification
5 39 (3.40%) CCNA
5 39 (3.40%) SC Cleared
6 38 (3.32%) Microsoft Certification
7 23 (2.01%) ISTQB
8 21 (1.83%) ISEB
9 19 (1.66%) CCNP
9 19 (1.66%) MCSA
10 18 (1.57%) MCSE
11 17 (1.48%) DV Cleared
12 16 (1.40%) Numerate Degree
13 13 (1.13%) HND
14 12 (1.05%) PMI Certification
14 12 (1.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 11 (0.96%) CISSP
15 11 (0.96%) HNC
15 11 (0.96%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 110 (9.60%) QA
2 55 (4.80%) SLA
3 34 (2.97%) GDPR
4 14 (1.22%) PMO
5 11 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 11 (0.96%) NIST
6 9 (0.79%) Cyber Essentials
7 7 (0.61%) Actionable Recommendations
7 7 (0.61%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 4 (0.35%) Data Quality
8 4 (0.35%) GMP
8 4 (0.35%) GxP
8 4 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (0.26%) Good Clinical Practice
9 3 (0.26%) PCI DSS
10 2 (0.17%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.17%) NIST 800
11 1 (0.087%) COBIT
11 1 (0.087%) ISO 9000
11 1 (0.087%) NCSC
System Software
1 67 (5.85%) Active Directory
2 64 (5.58%) Docker
3 63 (5.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 19 (1.66%) Hyper-V
5 17 (1.48%) Virtual Machines
6 14 (1.22%) VMware ESXi
7 11 (0.96%) VMware NSX
8 10 (0.87%) vSphere
9 6 (0.52%) Firmware
9 6 (0.52%) Terminal Services
10 4 (0.35%) vCloud
10 4 (0.35%) XenApp
11 2 (0.17%) LXC
12 1 (0.087%) Oracle RAC
12 1 (0.087%) PowerHA
12 1 (0.087%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (0.087%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 53 (4.62%) Kubernetes
2 25 (2.18%) Terraform
3 24 (2.09%) Puppet
4 23 (2.01%) Ansible
5 11 (0.96%) SCCM
6 8 (0.70%) Microsoft Intune
7 6 (0.52%) Opscode Chef
8 5 (0.44%) Argo
9 4 (0.35%) FlexNet
9 4 (0.35%) Perfmon
10 3 (0.26%) HP Quality Center
10 3 (0.26%) Nmap
11 2 (0.17%) BMC PATROL
11 2 (0.17%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
11 2 (0.17%) Computer Incident Response Team
11 2 (0.17%) SCDPM
11 2 (0.17%) WSUS
12 1 (0.087%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
12 1 (0.087%) Nagios
12 1 (0.087%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 217 (18.94%) Microsoft
2 87 (7.59%) VMware
3 67 (5.85%) Oracle
4 44 (3.84%) Cisco
5 40 (3.49%) SAP
6 27 (2.36%) Google
7 26 (2.27%) Citrix
8 22 (1.92%) Blue Prism
9 21 (1.83%) Salesforce.com
10 18 (1.57%) ServiceNow
11 16 (1.40%) SolarWinds
12 15 (1.31%) Dynatrace
13 13 (1.13%) Adobe
13 13 (1.13%) Splunk
14 12 (1.05%) Palo Alto
14 12 (1.05%) UiPath
15 10 (0.87%) F5
16 9 (0.79%) Apple
16 9 (0.79%) Dell
16 9 (0.79%) Red Hat