Period
to 22 January 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 22 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Problem-Solving
England > South East
6 months to
22 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 26 18 19
Rank change year-on-year -8 +1 0
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 813 2,429 2,652
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 8.05% 10.48% 9.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.83% 11.60% 10.79%
Number of salaries quoted 646 1,932 2,176
Median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.70% +2.22% +9.76%
10th Percentile £28,500 £26,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £70,225 £67,500
England median annual salary £53,000 £50,000 £49,000
% change year-on-year +6.00% +2.04% +8.89%

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 9,211 20,942 24,574
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 91.18% 90.31% 91.74%
Number of salaries quoted 7,388 17,042 20,371
Median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,500 £28,750 £28,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £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 22 January 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 22 January 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 -9 273 £50,000 -4.76% 105
Hampshire -7 222 £50,000 +17.65% 56
Berkshire -26 152 £55,000 +4.76% 49
Surrey -7 139 £52,500 +10.53% 47
West Sussex -18 83 £47,500 +5.56% 17
Buckinghamshire +1 67 £37,500 -28.57% 15
Oxfordshire +8 56 £50,000 -2.44% 41
East Sussex +4 53 £45,000 +28.57% 12
Kent -6 33 £30,500 -23.27% 20
Middlesex -2 7 £55,000 -8.33% 1
Problem-Solving
England

For the 6 months to 22 January 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.

1 257 (31.61%) Analytical Skills
2 224 (27.55%) Agile Software Development
3 182 (22.39%) Degree
4 169 (20.79%) SQL
5 165 (20.30%) Azure
6 161 (19.80%) Microsoft
7 137 (16.85%) C#
8 131 (16.11%) .NET
9 116 (14.27%) JavaScript
9 116 (14.27%) Windows
10 113 (13.90%) Finance
11 109 (13.41%) DevOps
12 108 (13.28%) SQL Server
13 98 (12.05%) Linux
14 92 (11.32%) Software Engineering
15 90 (11.07%) Test Automation
16 89 (10.95%) Python
16 89 (10.95%) HTML
17 87 (10.70%) Computer Science
18 82 (10.09%) ITIL
19 70 (8.61%) Business Intelligence
19 70 (8.61%) VMware
20 68 (8.36%) Java
21 67 (8.24%) Self-Motivation
22 66 (8.12%) CSS
23 64 (7.87%) Management Information System
24 62 (7.63%) Project Management
25 61 (7.50%) AWS
25 61 (7.50%) REST
26 60 (7.38%) Firewall

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 28 (3.44%) SharePoint
2 27 (3.32%) MS Exchange
3 22 (2.71%) WordPress
4 21 (2.58%) CMS
5 15 (1.85%) Confluence
6 11 (1.35%) Apache
6 11 (1.35%) IIS
7 9 (1.11%) SAS
8 5 (0.62%) Umbraco
9 4 (0.49%) JBoss
9 4 (0.49%) Skype for Business
10 3 (0.37%) Apache Spark
10 3 (0.37%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (0.37%) ColdFusion
10 3 (0.37%) Drupal
10 3 (0.37%) WebLogic
11 2 (0.25%) Cloud Foundry
11 2 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2013
11 2 (0.25%) K2 blackpearl
11 2 (0.25%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 55 (6.77%) Microsoft Office
2 46 (5.66%) Microsoft Excel
3 18 (2.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 13 (1.60%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.62%) Simulink
6 4 (0.49%) Sketch
7 1 (0.12%) InVision
7 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.12%) SPSS
7 1 (0.12%) Stata
Business Applications
1 17 (2.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (1.48%) Magento
2 12 (1.48%) SAP S/4HANA
3 10 (1.23%) OpenCart
4 6 (0.74%) SAP CO
4 6 (0.74%) SAP FI
4 6 (0.74%) SAP FI/CO
5 4 (0.49%) SAP SD
6 3 (0.37%) Oracle Financials
7 2 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.25%) JDE EnterpriseOne
7 2 (0.25%) JDE OneWorld
7 2 (0.25%) SAP BPC
7 2 (0.25%) SAP PSCD
7 2 (0.25%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
7 2 (0.25%) Sprinklr
8 1 (0.12%) Dynamics GP
8 1 (0.12%) NetSuite
8 1 (0.12%) Northgate Housing
8 1 (0.12%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 165 (20.30%) Azure
2 61 (7.50%) AWS
3 53 (6.52%) Office 365
4 50 (6.15%) SaaS
5 32 (3.94%) Power Platform
6 25 (3.08%) PaaS
7 23 (2.83%) IaaS
8 14 (1.72%) Dynamics 365
9 8 (0.98%) GCP
9 8 (0.98%) GitHub
10 7 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
10 7 (0.86%) Google Analytics
10 7 (0.86%) PowerApps
11 4 (0.49%) Asana
11 4 (0.49%) Datadog
11 4 (0.49%) Smartsheet
12 3 (0.37%) Azure Active Directory
12 3 (0.37%) Google Tag Manager
12 3 (0.37%) Serverless
13 2 (0.25%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 60 (7.38%) Firewall
2 28 (3.44%) TCP/IP
3 27 (3.32%) DNS
4 24 (2.95%) WAN
5 23 (2.83%) Network Security
6 22 (2.71%) VoIP
7 21 (2.58%) HTTP
7 21 (2.58%) OSPF
8 20 (2.46%) LAN
9 18 (2.21%) BIG-IP
10 17 (2.09%) BGP
10 17 (2.09%) DHCP
10 17 (2.09%) VPN
11 16 (1.97%) Wireless
12 15 (1.85%) Cisco Nexus
13 12 (1.48%) Intrusion Detection
13 12 (1.48%) IPsec
14 10 (1.23%) Internet
14 10 (1.23%) Software-Defined Networking
15 9 (1.11%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 108 (13.28%) SQL Server
2 29 (3.57%) Relational Database
3 28 (3.44%) Power BI
4 27 (3.32%) MySQL
5 24 (2.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 15 (1.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 13 (1.60%) NoSQL
7 13 (1.60%) PostgreSQL
8 11 (1.35%) Redis
9 9 (1.11%) RDBMS
10 8 (0.98%) Big Data
10 8 (0.98%) Data Mining
10 8 (0.98%) DB2
10 8 (0.98%) Neo4j
10 8 (0.98%) SQL Server 2016
11 5 (0.62%) Data Warehouse
11 5 (0.62%) Tableau
12 4 (0.49%) GIS
12 4 (0.49%) Oracle Database
12 4 (0.49%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 53 (6.52%) Git (software)
2 38 (4.67%) JIRA
3 28 (3.44%) Jenkins
4 16 (1.97%) Team Foundation Server
5 12 (1.48%) Visual Studio
6 10 (1.23%) Selenium
7 6 (0.74%) PHPUnit
8 5 (0.62%) Grunt
8 5 (0.62%) gulp
8 5 (0.62%) InstallShield
8 5 (0.62%) JMeter
8 5 (0.62%) webpack
8 5 (0.62%) WiX
9 4 (0.49%) JUnit
9 4 (0.49%) Postman
9 4 (0.49%) Visual Studio Team System
9 4 (0.49%) WinAutomation
10 3 (0.37%) eggPlant
10 3 (0.37%) Rational DOORS
10 3 (0.37%) SoapUI
General
1 113 (13.90%) Finance
2 44 (5.41%) Aerospace
3 36 (4.43%) Marketing
4 32 (3.94%) Telecoms
5 25 (3.08%) Games
6 22 (2.71%) Retail
7 21 (2.58%) Public Sector
8 19 (2.34%) Military
9 15 (1.85%) Manufacturing
10 13 (1.60%) Banking
10 13 (1.60%) Electronics
11 11 (1.35%) Digital Economy
12 8 (0.98%) Back Office
12 8 (0.98%) Legal
12 8 (0.98%) Local Government
13 6 (0.74%) Automotive
13 6 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
14 5 (0.62%) Korean Language
15 3 (0.37%) Advertising
15 3 (0.37%) Law
Job Titles
1 189 (23.25%) Developer
2 131 (16.11%) Analyst
3 35 (4.31%) Architect
3 35 (4.31%) Business Analyst
4 33 (4.06%) Software Engineer
5 32 (3.94%) Consultant
6 29 (3.57%) Network Engineer
7 28 (3.44%) Senior Developer
7 28 (3.44%) SQL Developer
8 27 (3.32%) Service Analyst
8 27 (3.32%) Support Engineer
9 25 (3.08%) .NET Developer
9 25 (3.08%) Software Developer
10 24 (2.95%) IT Analyst
11 23 (2.83%) Full Stack Developer
12 22 (2.71%) DevOps Engineer
12 22 (2.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 21 (2.58%) C# Developer
13 21 (2.58%) IT Support
13 21 (2.58%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 131 (16.11%) .NET
2 89 (10.95%) HTML
3 66 (8.12%) CSS
4 61 (7.50%) REST
5 40 (4.92%) .NET Core
6 38 (4.67%) React
7 36 (4.43%) Web Services
8 34 (4.18%) AngularJS
9 29 (3.57%) ASP.NET
10 26 (3.20%) HTML5
11 22 (2.71%) RESTful
12 21 (2.58%) XML
13 19 (2.34%) Ajax
14 16 (1.97%) .NET Framework
14 16 (1.97%) CSS3
15 15 (1.85%) ASP.NET Web API
16 14 (1.72%) Vue.js
17 13 (1.60%) Node.js
17 13 (1.60%) SOAP
18 12 (1.48%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 257 (31.61%) Analytical Skills
2 67 (8.24%) Self-Motivation
3 64 (7.87%) Management Information System
4 42 (5.17%) User Experience
5 37 (4.55%) Data Centre
6 26 (3.20%) Algorithms
7 22 (2.71%) Enterprise Software
8 19 (2.34%) Mobile App
9 16 (1.97%) Driving Licence
9 16 (1.97%) Smartphone
10 13 (1.60%) Clustering
11 12 (1.48%) PMI
12 11 (1.35%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 11 (1.35%) LIMS
13 9 (1.11%) AS400
13 9 (1.11%) Data Structures
13 9 (1.11%) Embedded Systems
13 9 (1.11%) Hybrid Cloud
13 9 (1.11%) iSeries
13 9 (1.11%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 116 (14.27%) Windows
2 98 (12.05%) Linux
3 24 (2.95%) Windows Server
4 21 (2.58%) Unix
4 21 (2.58%) Windows 10
5 14 (1.72%) Android
6 13 (1.60%) Ubuntu
7 10 (1.23%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (0.86%) Windows 7
9 6 (0.74%) CentOS
9 6 (0.74%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (0.74%) Windows Server 2016
10 5 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (0.62%) Windows Server 2019
11 4 (0.49%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (0.49%) Windows XP
12 3 (0.37%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.25%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.25%) VMS
14 1 (0.12%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 224 (27.55%) Agile Software Development
2 109 (13.41%) DevOps
3 92 (11.32%) Software Engineering
4 90 (11.07%) Test Automation
5 87 (10.70%) Computer Science
6 82 (10.09%) ITIL
7 70 (8.61%) Business Intelligence
8 62 (7.63%) Project Management
9 57 (7.01%) Scrum
10 56 (6.89%) Continuous Improvement
11 51 (6.27%) Decision-Making
12 49 (6.03%) Microservices
12 49 (6.03%) Project Delivery
12 49 (6.03%) Time Management
13 48 (5.90%) Continuous Integration
14 45 (5.54%) TDD
14 45 (5.54%) Web Development
15 43 (5.29%) CRM
16 41 (5.04%) Mathematics
16 41 (5.04%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 169 (20.79%) SQL
2 137 (16.85%) C#
3 116 (14.27%) JavaScript
4 89 (10.95%) Python
5 68 (8.36%) Java
6 56 (6.89%) C++
7 48 (5.90%) C
8 42 (5.17%) PHP
9 30 (3.69%) PowerShell
10 29 (3.57%) TypeScript
11 24 (2.95%) T-SQL
12 14 (1.72%) VB
13 13 (1.60%) MATLAB
13 13 (1.60%) Perl
13 13 (1.60%) VBA
14 11 (1.35%) Ruby
15 10 (1.23%) Go
16 9 (1.11%) PL/SQL
16 9 (1.11%) VB.NET
17 8 (0.98%) VB6
Qualifications
1 182 (22.39%) Degree
2 55 (6.77%) Security Cleared
3 47 (5.78%) Cisco Certification
4 46 (5.66%) SC Cleared
5 44 (5.41%) Computer Science Degree
6 42 (5.17%) CCNA
7 39 (4.80%) Microsoft Certification
8 29 (3.57%) CCNP
9 24 (2.95%) ISTQB
10 21 (2.58%) PMI Certification
11 17 (2.09%) ISEB
11 17 (2.09%) MCSE
12 15 (1.85%) CISSP
13 12 (1.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 11 (1.35%) DV Cleared
14 11 (1.35%) MCSA
15 10 (1.23%) PMP
16 8 (0.98%) CISM
16 8 (0.98%) MOS
16 8 (0.98%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (5.90%) QA
2 34 (4.18%) SLA
3 26 (3.20%) GDPR
4 21 (2.58%) PMO
5 9 (1.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 8 (0.98%) Cyber Essentials
7 7 (0.86%) NIST
8 5 (0.62%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 4 (0.49%) Data Quality
9 4 (0.49%) ISO 9001
9 4 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 3 (0.37%) PCI DSS
11 2 (0.25%) COBIT
11 2 (0.25%) IFRS
12 1 (0.12%) GMP
12 1 (0.12%) Good Clinical Practice
12 1 (0.12%) ISO 13485
12 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 1 (0.12%) NCSC
System Software
1 56 (6.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 48 (5.90%) Active Directory
3 47 (5.78%) Docker
4 20 (2.46%) VMware NSX
5 16 (1.97%) Hyper-V
6 11 (1.35%) Virtual Machines
7 10 (1.23%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (0.62%) Firmware
8 5 (0.62%) vSphere
9 4 (0.49%) Oracle RAC
9 4 (0.49%) vCloud
10 3 (0.37%) XenApp
11 1 (0.12%) HDFS
11 1 (0.12%) LXC
11 1 (0.12%) PowerHA
11 1 (0.12%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.12%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.12%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 54 (6.64%) Kubernetes
2 32 (3.94%) Terraform
3 25 (3.08%) Ansible
4 21 (2.58%) Puppet
5 7 (0.86%) Microsoft Intune
5 7 (0.86%) SCCM
6 4 (0.49%) Data Guard
6 4 (0.49%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 4 (0.49%) Oracle RMAN
7 3 (0.37%) Argo
7 3 (0.37%) Nmap
7 3 (0.37%) SCOM
8 2 (0.25%) BMC PATROL
8 2 (0.25%) Nagios
8 2 (0.25%) Perfmon
8 2 (0.25%) Prometheus
8 2 (0.25%) Stealthwatch
9 1 (0.12%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.12%) Nessus
9 1 (0.12%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 161 (19.80%) Microsoft
2 70 (8.61%) VMware
3 49 (6.03%) Cisco
4 30 (3.69%) SAP
5 26 (3.20%) Oracle
6 21 (2.58%) SolarWinds
7 20 (2.46%) Palo Alto
8 18 (2.21%) F5
9 15 (1.85%) Citrix
9 15 (1.85%) Google
10 10 (1.23%) Blue Prism
11 9 (1.11%) Apple
11 9 (1.11%) IBM
11 9 (1.11%) Splunk
12 8 (0.98%) Avaya
12 8 (0.98%) Dell
13 7 (0.86%) Red Hat
13 7 (0.86%) Salesforce.com
13 7 (0.86%) UiPath
14 6 (0.74%) Adobe