Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Problem-Solving
England > South East
6 months to
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 19 20 21
Rank change year-on-year +1 +1 -2
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 2,643 3,064 2,680
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 9.91% 9.94% 8.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.87% 11.06% 9.44%
Number of salaries quoted 2,085 2,457 2,069
South East median annual salary £45,000 £40,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -2.41% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £22,500 £23,250
90th Percentile £67,000 £62,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 24,312 27,703 28,395
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 91.18% 89.91% 89.41%
Number of salaries quoted 19,857 22,844 23,328
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,500 £27,000
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 January 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 16 January 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 0 1,012 £45,000 +10.43% 200
Hampshire +2 685 £42,500 +13.33% 102
Surrey +3 543 £42,500 -5.56% 89
Berkshire +6 506 £45,000 - 98
Buckinghamshire +2 267 £43,000 +19.44% 59
Oxfordshire -4 239 £42,500 - 43
West Sussex -16 161 £47,500 +11.76% 27
East Sussex +6 153 £51,000 +13.33% 26
Kent -4 68 £37,500 +25.00% 31
Middlesex -2 8 £51,000 -7.27% 2
M4 Corridor +9 6 £62,500 -
Home Counties - 1 £65,000 -
Problem-Solving
England

For the 6 months to 16 January 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.

1 862 (32.61%) Analytical Skills
2 765 (28.94%) Agile Software Development
3 715 (27.05%) SQL
4 570 (21.57%) Microsoft
5 553 (20.92%) Degree
6 485 (18.35%) C#
7 479 (18.12%) Windows
8 414 (15.66%) .NET
9 393 (14.87%) Finance
10 391 (14.79%) SQL Server
11 366 (13.85%) JavaScript
12 363 (13.73%) ITIL
13 362 (13.70%) Java
14 319 (12.07%) Linux
15 299 (11.31%) HTML
16 281 (10.63%) Project Management
17 265 (10.03%) Computer Science
18 258 (9.76%) CSS
19 247 (9.35%) Git (software)
20 246 (9.31%) Active Directory
21 228 (8.63%) Scrum
22 216 (8.17%) Test Automation
23 215 (8.13%) Self-Motivation
24 213 (8.06%) ASP.NET
24 213 (8.06%) Python
25 210 (7.95%) Microsoft Office
26 209 (7.91%) Management Information System
27 206 (7.79%) Microsoft Azure
28 202 (7.64%) MVC
29 199 (7.53%) 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 87 (3.29%) IIS
2 66 (2.50%) SharePoint
3 49 (1.85%) Confluence
4 47 (1.78%) MS Exchange
5 41 (1.55%) Tomcat
6 38 (1.44%) CMS
7 27 (1.02%) WordPress
8 24 (0.91%) Skype for Business
9 23 (0.87%) Apache
9 23 (0.87%) JBoss
10 22 (0.83%) Oracle Workflow
11 19 (0.72%) BizTalk Server
12 18 (0.68%) WebLogic
13 16 (0.61%) SAS
14 14 (0.53%) Elasticsearch
15 13 (0.49%) Apache Spark
16 11 (0.42%) WebSphere
17 8 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2010
17 8 (0.30%) ExpressionEngine
18 7 (0.26%) Drupal
Applications
1 210 (7.95%) Microsoft Office
2 144 (5.45%) Microsoft Excel
3 42 (1.59%) Microsoft Project
4 41 (1.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 36 (1.36%) MS Visio
6 22 (0.83%) Photoshop
7 9 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
8 7 (0.26%) Adobe Illustrator
9 4 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 2 (0.076%) InfoPath
10 2 (0.076%) InVision
10 2 (0.076%) OmniGraffle
10 2 (0.076%) SPSS
10 2 (0.076%) UXPin
11 1 (0.038%) Acrobat
11 1 (0.038%) Adobe After Effects
11 1 (0.038%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 30 (1.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (0.49%) Dynamics AX
3 12 (0.45%) NetSuite
4 10 (0.38%) Magento
5 8 (0.30%) Oracle Applications
6 7 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
6 7 (0.26%) Payment Gateway
6 7 (0.26%) SAP S/4HANA
7 4 (0.15%) Oracle Payroll
7 4 (0.15%) SAP CRM
8 3 (0.11%) Hyperion Planning
8 3 (0.11%) Oracle EBS R12
8 3 (0.11%) SAP MM
8 3 (0.11%) SAP SRM
9 2 (0.076%) Oracle Assets
9 2 (0.076%) Oracle General Ledger
9 2 (0.076%) Oracle Payables
9 2 (0.076%) Oracle Receivables
9 2 (0.076%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 2 (0.076%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 206 (7.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 145 (5.49%) Amazon AWS
3 135 (5.11%) Office 365
4 82 (3.10%) SaaS
5 38 (1.44%) PaaS
6 30 (1.14%) IaaS
7 26 (0.98%) Cloud Computing
8 20 (0.76%) GitHub
9 15 (0.57%) Google Analytics
10 13 (0.49%) OpenShift
11 12 (0.45%) Amazon EC2
11 12 (0.45%) Azure Active Directory
12 11 (0.42%) OneDrive
13 10 (0.38%) Google Cloud Platform
14 9 (0.34%) TestFlight
15 8 (0.30%) AdWords
15 8 (0.30%) Amazon EMR
15 8 (0.30%) Amazon S3
16 6 (0.23%) AWS CloudFormation
16 6 (0.23%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 162 (6.13%) Firewall
2 99 (3.75%) WAN
3 89 (3.37%) Internet
4 82 (3.10%) VoIP
5 80 (3.03%) LAN
6 74 (2.80%) TCP/IP
7 73 (2.76%) DNS
8 67 (2.53%) VPN
9 65 (2.46%) Network Security
10 52 (1.97%) Wi-Fi
11 51 (1.93%) Wireless
12 46 (1.74%) DHCP
13 38 (1.44%) MPLS
14 29 (1.10%) BGP
14 29 (1.10%) Cisco ASA
14 29 (1.10%) OSPF
15 28 (1.06%) HTTP
15 28 (1.06%) Skype
16 24 (0.91%) IPsec
17 22 (0.83%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 391 (14.79%) SQL Server
2 138 (5.22%) Relational Database
3 112 (4.24%) MySQL
4 67 (2.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 65 (2.46%) Big Data
5 65 (2.46%) PostgreSQL
6 61 (2.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 57 (2.16%) SQL Server 2008
8 52 (1.97%) NoSQL
9 47 (1.78%) Data Warehouse
10 39 (1.48%) Oracle Database
10 39 (1.48%) Power BI
11 38 (1.44%) RDBMS
12 32 (1.21%) MongoDB
13 31 (1.17%) DB2
14 27 (1.02%) Hadoop
15 24 (0.91%) GIS
16 22 (0.83%) SQL Server 2016
17 21 (0.79%) SQL Server 2012
18 19 (0.72%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 247 (9.35%) Git (software)
2 113 (4.28%) JIRA
3 92 (3.48%) Visual Studio
4 72 (2.72%) Jenkins
5 64 (2.42%) Team Foundation Server
6 50 (1.89%) Maven
7 47 (1.78%) Subversion
8 40 (1.51%) Selenium
9 32 (1.21%) TeamCity
10 21 (0.79%) NUnit
11 18 (0.68%) Bitbucket
12 17 (0.64%) Axure RP
12 17 (0.64%) JUnit
13 16 (0.61%) WebDriver
14 14 (0.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 14 (0.53%) HP UFT
14 14 (0.53%) Octopus Deploy
14 14 (0.53%) ReSharper
15 13 (0.49%) Eclipse
15 13 (0.49%) Oracle APEX
General
1 393 (14.87%) Finance
2 149 (5.64%) Retail
3 146 (5.52%) Marketing
4 106 (4.01%) Telecoms
5 66 (2.50%) Legal
6 65 (2.46%) Electronics
7 61 (2.31%) Manufacturing
8 59 (2.23%) Banking
9 54 (2.04%) Pharmaceutical
10 40 (1.51%) Aerospace
11 36 (1.36%) Automotive
12 24 (0.91%) German Language
13 23 (0.87%) Back Office
13 23 (0.87%) Law
13 23 (0.87%) Publishing
14 21 (0.79%) Games
15 20 (0.76%) Advertising
16 19 (0.72%) Military
17 15 (0.57%) Multimedia
18 13 (0.49%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 664 (25.12%) Developer
2 510 (19.30%) Analyst
3 184 (6.96%) .NET Developer
4 180 (6.81%) C# Developer
5 164 (6.21%) Support Analyst
6 129 (4.88%) C# .NET Developer
6 129 (4.88%) Support Engineer
7 127 (4.81%) Architect
8 126 (4.77%) Software Developer
9 101 (3.82%) Senior Developer
10 99 (3.75%) Consultant
11 95 (3.59%) Java Developer
12 94 (3.56%) Project Manager
13 90 (3.41%) Junior
14 88 (3.33%) SQL Developer
15 86 (3.25%) Graduate
16 76 (2.88%) Business Analyst
17 73 (2.76%) Applications Support
17 73 (2.76%) Software Engineer
18 71 (2.69%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 414 (15.66%) .NET
2 299 (11.31%) HTML
3 258 (9.76%) CSS
4 213 (8.06%) ASP.NET
5 154 (5.83%) AngularJS
6 141 (5.33%) Web Services
7 125 (4.73%) jQuery
8 118 (4.46%) WCF
9 99 (3.75%) HTML5
9 99 (3.75%) XML
10 97 (3.67%) REST
11 91 (3.44%) .NET Framework
12 83 (3.14%) ASP.NET Web API
13 79 (2.99%) ASP.NET MVC
14 72 (2.72%) Spring
15 68 (2.57%) XSLT
16 65 (2.46%) RESTful
17 64 (2.42%) Entity Framework
18 56 (2.12%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 51 (1.93%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 862 (32.61%) Analytical Skills
2 215 (8.13%) Self-Motivation
3 209 (7.91%) Management Information System
4 134 (5.07%) User Experience
5 98 (3.71%) Data Centre
6 72 (2.72%) Algorithms
7 66 (2.50%) Fintech
8 57 (2.16%) Mobile App
9 48 (1.82%) PMI
10 46 (1.74%) e-Learning
11 36 (1.36%) EPoS
12 34 (1.29%) Life Science
13 33 (1.25%) Driving Licence
14 27 (1.02%) Greenfield Project
15 23 (0.87%) Client/Server
15 23 (0.87%) Linux Command Line
15 23 (0.87%) Mainframe
16 22 (0.83%) NHS
17 21 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
17 21 (0.79%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 479 (18.12%) Windows
2 319 (12.07%) Linux
3 199 (7.53%) Windows Server
4 136 (5.15%) Unix
5 110 (4.16%) Windows 10
6 90 (3.41%) Windows Server 2008
7 85 (3.22%) Windows 7
8 69 (2.61%) Apple iOS
9 67 (2.53%) Windows Server 2012
10 63 (2.38%) Android
11 42 (1.59%) AIX
12 26 (0.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 20 (0.76%) Mac OS X
14 19 (0.72%) Windows 8
15 15 (0.57%) Mac OS
16 13 (0.49%) Embedded Linux
17 12 (0.45%) Ubuntu
17 12 (0.45%) Windows XP
18 10 (0.38%) HPUX
18 10 (0.38%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 765 (28.94%) Agile Software Development
2 363 (13.73%) ITIL
3 281 (10.63%) Project Management
4 265 (10.03%) Computer Science
5 228 (8.63%) Scrum
6 216 (8.17%) Test Automation
7 202 (7.64%) MVC
8 195 (7.38%) Analytics
9 190 (7.19%) SDLC
10 188 (7.11%) TDD
11 184 (6.96%) OO
11 184 (6.96%) Software Engineering
12 183 (6.92%) Continuous Integration
13 165 (6.24%) Mentoring
14 164 (6.21%) Continuous Improvement
15 152 (5.75%) PRINCE2
16 149 (5.64%) Business Intelligence
17 146 (5.52%) Decision-Making
17 146 (5.52%) Mathematics
18 142 (5.37%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 715 (27.05%) SQL
2 485 (18.35%) C#
3 366 (13.85%) JavaScript
4 362 (13.70%) Java
5 213 (8.06%) Python
6 170 (6.43%) C++
7 147 (5.56%) C
8 144 (5.45%) T-SQL
9 75 (2.84%) PowerShell
10 62 (2.35%) PHP
11 56 (2.12%) Bash Shell
12 52 (1.97%) Shell Script
13 50 (1.89%) Perl
14 43 (1.63%) PL/SQL
15 41 (1.55%) TypeScript
16 38 (1.44%) MATLAB
16 38 (1.44%) R
17 37 (1.40%) VB.NET
18 30 (1.14%) Java 8
18 30 (1.14%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 553 (20.92%) Degree
2 179 (6.77%) Security Cleared
3 143 (5.41%) SC Cleared
4 133 (5.03%) Microsoft Certification
5 97 (3.67%) Cisco Certification
6 92 (3.48%) MCSE
7 86 (3.25%) Computer Science Degree
8 70 (2.65%) CCNA
9 63 (2.38%) PMI Certification
10 62 (2.35%) MCSA
11 57 (2.16%) ITIL Certification
12 43 (1.63%) A+ Certification
12 43 (1.63%) CISSP
13 42 (1.59%) PhD
14 40 (1.51%) DV Cleared
15 37 (1.40%) CCNP
15 37 (1.40%) ISTQB
16 36 (1.36%) ISEB
17 31 (1.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 29 (1.10%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 159 (6.02%) QA
2 98 (3.71%) SLA
3 59 (2.23%) GDPR
4 57 (2.16%) PMO
5 43 (1.63%) Data Quality
6 26 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 25 (0.95%) COBIT
8 17 (0.64%) PCI DSS
9 14 (0.53%) BS7799
9 14 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 9 (0.34%) Cyber Essentials
10 9 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 9 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 4 (0.15%) MISRA
12 3 (0.11%) ISO 9001
13 2 (0.076%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 1 (0.038%) HL7
14 1 (0.038%) IFRS
14 1 (0.038%) ISO 14001
14 1 (0.038%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 246 (9.31%) Active Directory
2 112 (4.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 67 (2.53%) Docker
4 43 (1.63%) Hyper-V
4 43 (1.63%) VMware ESXi
5 21 (0.79%) Virtual Machines
6 20 (0.76%) Firmware
7 19 (0.72%) vSphere
8 15 (0.57%) VMware NSX
9 9 (0.34%) vCloud
10 8 (0.30%) KVM
10 8 (0.30%) Oracle RAC
10 8 (0.30%) pfSense
11 7 (0.26%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 6 (0.23%) Xen
13 5 (0.19%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
14 4 (0.15%) Apache Flume
14 4 (0.15%) HDFS
14 4 (0.15%) Virtual Desktop
14 4 (0.15%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 54 (2.04%) SCCM
2 44 (1.66%) Ansible
3 33 (1.25%) Puppet
4 24 (0.91%) EMC NetWorker
4 24 (0.91%) Opscode Chef
5 22 (0.83%) Kubernetes
6 16 (0.61%) SCOM
7 15 (0.57%) vCenter Server
8 14 (0.53%) Microsoft Intune
8 14 (0.53%) Tivoli
9 12 (0.45%) Nagios
9 12 (0.45%) WSUS
10 11 (0.42%) Nessus
11 10 (0.38%) Terraform
12 9 (0.34%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 7 (0.26%) Cisco CUCM
13 7 (0.26%) Kibana
13 7 (0.26%) Nexpose
13 7 (0.26%) Nmap
13 7 (0.26%) OpenVAS
Vendors
1 570 (21.57%) Microsoft
2 193 (7.30%) Oracle
3 169 (6.39%) VMware
4 148 (5.60%) Cisco
5 56 (2.12%) SAP
6 53 (2.01%) HP
7 50 (1.89%) Salesforce.com
8 44 (1.66%) Tableau
9 41 (1.55%) Intel
10 36 (1.36%) CheckPoint
10 36 (1.36%) Google
11 33 (1.25%) Virgin Media
12 29 (1.10%) Citrix
12 29 (1.10%) Palo Alto
13 26 (0.98%) Juniper
13 26 (0.98%) Veeam
14 24 (0.91%) Red Hat
14 24 (0.91%) ServiceNow
15 22 (0.83%) IBM
16 21 (0.79%) Xamarin