Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Problem-Solving
England > South East
6 months to
23 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 16 19 20
Rank change year-on-year +3 +1 +1
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 2,728 2,905 2,813
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 10.77% 9.98% 9.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.91% 11.01% 10.71%
Number of salaries quoted 2,031 2,394 2,211
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,913 £22,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £67,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +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 22,907 26,392 26,273
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 90.40% 90.63% 90.41%
Number of salaries quoted 18,383 21,772 21,637
South East median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £28,250 £28,250 £27,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £68,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +5.00% -

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 +6 1,116 £50,000 +11.11% 232
Hampshire +2 780 £45,000 - 126
Berkshire +11 742 £50,000 +11.11% 112
Surrey +1 368 £47,500 +5.56% 77
Buckinghamshire -2 209 £50,000 +25.00% 66
West Sussex -4 202 £45,000 - 32
Oxfordshire +3 166 £48,750 +8.33% 54
Kent +9 126 £42,500 +17.48% 41
East Sussex -7 123 £42,500 -16.67% 21
Middlesex -3 20 £60,000 -4.00% 3
Isle of Wight - 16 £41,250 -
Sussex +8 1 £45,000 -
Problem-Solving
England

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

1 857 (31.41%) Agile Software Development
2 784 (28.74%) Analytical Skills
3 743 (27.24%) Microsoft
4 589 (21.59%) SQL
5 587 (21.52%) Degree
6 537 (19.68%) C#
7 501 (18.37%) Windows
8 444 (16.28%) JavaScript
9 428 (15.69%) Finance
10 422 (15.47%) .NET
11 416 (15.25%) SQL Server
12 382 (14.00%) ITIL
13 348 (12.76%) Self-Motivation
14 346 (12.68%) Linux
15 318 (11.66%) Java
16 311 (11.40%) Git (software)
17 310 (11.36%) Azure
18 302 (11.07%) HTML
19 300 (11.00%) Software Engineering
20 299 (10.96%) Project Management
21 295 (10.81%) AWS
22 269 (9.86%) CSS
23 251 (9.20%) Computer Science
24 240 (8.80%) AngularJS
25 222 (8.14%) Microsoft Office
26 216 (7.92%) SDLC
27 202 (7.40%) TDD
28 199 (7.29%) JIRA
29 192 (7.04%) Scrum
30 187 (6.85%) VMware

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 93 (3.41%) Confluence
2 48 (1.76%) IIS
3 41 (1.50%) SharePoint
4 28 (1.03%) MS Exchange
5 25 (0.92%) Apache
6 23 (0.84%) Elasticsearch
6 23 (0.84%) Tomcat
7 20 (0.73%) CMS
8 19 (0.70%) Skype for Business
9 11 (0.40%) Apache Spark
9 11 (0.40%) BizTalk Server
9 11 (0.40%) nginx
9 11 (0.40%) OpenStack
10 10 (0.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 9 (0.33%) Drupal
11 9 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2010
11 9 (0.33%) JBoss
11 9 (0.33%) WordPress
12 7 (0.26%) Umbraco
12 7 (0.26%) WebLogic
Applications
1 222 (8.14%) Microsoft Office
2 128 (4.69%) Microsoft Excel
3 47 (1.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 42 (1.54%) MS Visio
5 22 (0.81%) Microsoft Project
5 22 (0.81%) Spreadsheet
6 10 (0.37%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 10 (0.37%) SOLIDWORKS
7 8 (0.29%) Photoshop
8 7 (0.26%) Chatbot
9 6 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
9 6 (0.22%) Sketch
10 5 (0.18%) InVision
11 4 (0.15%) Adobe XD
12 3 (0.11%) Simulink
13 2 (0.073%) Gliffy
13 2 (0.073%) Maya
13 2 (0.073%) OmniGraffle
14 1 (0.037%) Siemens NX
14 1 (0.037%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 30 (1.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (0.73%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 12 (0.44%) Oracle ERP
4 10 (0.37%) Oracle Financials
5 9 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
6 8 (0.29%) Oracle Receivables
7 7 (0.26%) Oracle Assets
7 7 (0.26%) Oracle Cash Management
7 7 (0.26%) Oracle Payables
7 7 (0.26%) SAP PSCD
8 6 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
8 6 (0.22%) Oracle 11i
8 6 (0.22%) Oracle EBS R12
9 5 (0.18%) Oracle General Ledger
10 4 (0.15%) FastStats
10 4 (0.15%) NetSuite
11 3 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
11 3 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
11 3 (0.11%) Oracle E-Business Tax
11 3 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 310 (11.36%) Azure
2 295 (10.81%) AWS
3 157 (5.76%) Office 365
4 111 (4.07%) SaaS
5 48 (1.76%) Power Platform
6 35 (1.28%) Amazon S3
7 31 (1.14%) Serverless
8 25 (0.92%) GitHub
8 25 (0.92%) PaaS
9 24 (0.88%) AWS Lambda
10 23 (0.84%) Amazon EC2
11 22 (0.81%) IaaS
12 21 (0.77%) Dynamics 365
12 21 (0.77%) Google Analytics
13 19 (0.70%) npm
14 12 (0.44%) OpenShift
15 10 (0.37%) Amazon SQS
15 10 (0.37%) Azure Active Directory
15 10 (0.37%) GCP
15 10 (0.37%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 179 (6.56%) Firewall
2 124 (4.55%) TCP/IP
3 114 (4.18%) LAN
4 109 (4.00%) WAN
5 82 (3.01%) Network Security
6 74 (2.71%) VPN
7 71 (2.60%) VoIP
8 66 (2.42%) Internet
9 64 (2.35%) DNS
10 46 (1.69%) DHCP
11 40 (1.47%) Wi-Fi
12 38 (1.39%) BGP
13 36 (1.32%) MPLS
14 35 (1.28%) Wireless
15 34 (1.25%) VLAN
16 31 (1.14%) Ethernet
17 30 (1.10%) Cisco ASA
17 30 (1.10%) SSL
18 29 (1.06%) PABX
19 27 (0.99%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 416 (15.25%) SQL Server
2 145 (5.32%) Relational Database
3 103 (3.78%) MySQL
4 90 (3.30%) PostgreSQL
5 49 (1.80%) NoSQL
6 48 (1.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 47 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
7 47 (1.72%) Power BI
8 45 (1.65%) Big Data
9 42 (1.54%) RDBMS
10 39 (1.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 35 (1.28%) SQL Server 2012
12 32 (1.17%) DB2
12 32 (1.17%) MongoDB
13 29 (1.06%) Azure SQL Database
14 28 (1.03%) Redis
15 20 (0.73%) Amazon RDS
16 19 (0.70%) Oracle Database
17 18 (0.66%) Neo4j
18 15 (0.55%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 311 (11.40%) Git (software)
2 199 (7.29%) JIRA
3 134 (4.91%) Visual Studio
4 126 (4.62%) Team Foundation Server
5 101 (3.70%) Jenkins
6 64 (2.35%) Selenium
7 55 (2.02%) Bitbucket
8 50 (1.83%) Maven
9 47 (1.72%) TeamCity
10 37 (1.36%) Subversion
10 37 (1.36%) Visual Studio Team System
10 37 (1.36%) WiX
11 29 (1.06%) MSI
12 21 (0.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 21 (0.77%) Jasmine
12 21 (0.77%) WebDriver
13 20 (0.73%) Fiddler
13 20 (0.73%) Octopus Deploy
14 19 (0.70%) JUnit
14 19 (0.70%) Mocha
General
1 428 (15.69%) Finance
2 143 (5.24%) Manufacturing
3 110 (4.03%) Retail
4 103 (3.78%) Marketing
5 96 (3.52%) Electronics
6 89 (3.26%) Telecoms
7 69 (2.53%) Aerospace
8 68 (2.49%) Public Sector
9 67 (2.46%) Legal
10 56 (2.05%) Banking
11 44 (1.61%) Games
12 30 (1.10%) Pharmaceutical
13 26 (0.95%) Automotive
14 19 (0.70%) Back Office
14 19 (0.70%) Publishing
15 18 (0.66%) Law
16 16 (0.59%) Military
17 14 (0.51%) German Language
18 11 (0.40%) Avionics
19 9 (0.33%) French Language
Job Titles
1 625 (22.91%) Developer
2 429 (15.73%) Analyst
3 155 (5.68%) Software Developer
4 154 (5.65%) Consultant
5 144 (5.28%) Support Engineer
6 142 (5.21%) C# Developer
6 142 (5.21%) Senior Developer
7 138 (5.06%) Architect
8 123 (4.51%) .NET Developer
9 116 (4.25%) Support Analyst
10 115 (4.22%) Software Engineer
11 103 (3.78%) Service Analyst
12 98 (3.59%) Java Developer
13 89 (3.26%) Network Engineer
14 87 (3.19%) Junior
15 86 (3.15%) Service Desk Analyst
16 85 (3.12%) IT Support
17 83 (3.04%) Project Manager
18 79 (2.90%) Administrator
19 76 (2.79%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 422 (15.47%) .NET
2 302 (11.07%) HTML
3 269 (9.86%) CSS
4 240 (8.80%) AngularJS
5 167 (6.12%) ASP.NET
6 136 (4.99%) React
7 128 (4.69%) REST
8 125 (4.58%) XML
9 114 (4.18%) ASP.NET Web API
10 109 (4.00%) jQuery
10 109 (4.00%) Web Services
11 107 (3.92%) ASP.NET MVC
12 101 (3.70%) .NET Framework
13 98 (3.59%) HTML5
14 97 (3.56%) WCF
15 88 (3.23%) Node.js
16 81 (2.97%) Ajax
17 77 (2.82%) SOAP
18 76 (2.79%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 75 (2.75%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 784 (28.74%) Analytical Skills
2 348 (12.76%) Self-Motivation
3 142 (5.21%) Management Information System
4 130 (4.77%) Data Centre
5 88 (3.23%) User Experience
6 85 (3.12%) Mobile App
7 77 (2.82%) Video Conferencing
8 57 (2.09%) Virtual Team
9 53 (1.94%) Public Cloud
10 47 (1.72%) Algorithms
11 42 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
12 41 (1.50%) Replication
13 35 (1.28%) EPoS
14 32 (1.17%) Client/Server
15 30 (1.10%) Embedded Systems
16 29 (1.06%) Greenfield Project
17 26 (0.95%) Linux Command Line
18 25 (0.92%) Cloud Native
19 22 (0.81%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
19 22 (0.81%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 501 (18.37%) Windows
2 346 (12.68%) Linux
3 167 (6.12%) Windows 10
4 141 (5.17%) Windows Server
5 90 (3.30%) Windows 7
6 83 (3.04%) Unix
7 65 (2.38%) Android
8 51 (1.87%) Windows Server 2012
9 44 (1.61%) Apple iOS
10 43 (1.58%) Windows Server 2008
11 33 (1.21%) Ubuntu
12 25 (0.92%) Mac OS
13 14 (0.51%) Debian
14 13 (0.48%) Windows 8
15 12 (0.44%) AIX
15 12 (0.44%) ThreadX
16 10 (0.37%) Windows XP
17 9 (0.33%) CentOS
18 8 (0.29%) VMS
19 5 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 857 (31.41%) Agile Software Development
2 382 (14.00%) ITIL
3 300 (11.00%) Software Engineering
4 299 (10.96%) Project Management
5 251 (9.20%) Computer Science
6 216 (7.92%) SDLC
7 202 (7.40%) TDD
8 192 (7.04%) Scrum
9 185 (6.78%) DevOps
10 184 (6.74%) Test Automation
11 177 (6.49%) Mentoring
11 177 (6.49%) MVC
11 177 (6.49%) Time Management
12 159 (5.83%) Analytics
13 150 (5.50%) Continuous Improvement
14 130 (4.77%) Unit Testing
15 129 (4.73%) Cybersecurity
16 124 (4.55%) Business Intelligence
17 123 (4.51%) Web Development
18 120 (4.40%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 589 (21.59%) SQL
2 537 (19.68%) C#
3 444 (16.28%) JavaScript
4 318 (11.66%) Java
5 181 (6.63%) Python
6 165 (6.05%) C++
7 145 (5.32%) C
8 96 (3.52%) PowerShell
9 80 (2.93%) T-SQL
10 67 (2.46%) Bash Shell
11 56 (2.05%) PHP
12 55 (2.02%) VB.NET
13 34 (1.25%) PL/SQL
14 30 (1.10%) TypeScript
15 25 (0.92%) Java 8
16 22 (0.81%) R
16 22 (0.81%) VBA
17 21 (0.77%) Go
17 21 (0.77%) VB
18 19 (0.70%) Perl
Qualifications
1 587 (21.52%) Degree
2 164 (6.01%) Security Cleared
3 132 (4.84%) SC Cleared
4 112 (4.11%) Cisco Certification
5 110 (4.03%) Microsoft Certification
6 87 (3.19%) CCNP
7 78 (2.86%) CCNA
8 77 (2.82%) Computer Science Degree
9 60 (2.20%) ISTQB
10 48 (1.76%) MCP
11 42 (1.54%) ITIL Certification
12 39 (1.43%) MCSE
13 36 (1.32%) AWS Certification
14 35 (1.28%) ISEB
15 34 (1.25%) PMI Certification
16 31 (1.14%) A+ Certification
17 29 (1.06%) TOGAF Certification
18 27 (0.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 27 (0.99%) JNCIS
19 24 (0.88%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 156 (5.72%) QA
2 139 (5.10%) SLA
3 63 (2.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 46 (1.69%) PMO
5 32 (1.17%) Data Quality
5 32 (1.17%) GDPR
6 24 (0.88%) ISO 9001
7 20 (0.73%) ISO 22301
8 9 (0.33%) GAMP
8 9 (0.33%) WAI
8 9 (0.33%) WCAG
9 7 (0.26%) PCI DSS
10 6 (0.22%) NIST
11 5 (0.18%) GxP
12 4 (0.15%) 21 CFR Part 11
12 4 (0.15%) ARP4754
12 4 (0.15%) ARP4761
12 4 (0.15%) DO-178B
12 4 (0.15%) DO-254
12 4 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 159 (5.83%) Active Directory
2 139 (5.10%) Docker
3 126 (4.62%) VMware Infrastructure
4 45 (1.65%) Hyper-V
5 37 (1.36%) Microsoft App-V
6 31 (1.14%) Virtual Servers
7 29 (1.06%) vSphere
8 26 (0.95%) Firmware
9 23 (0.84%) vCloud
10 20 (0.73%) VMware NSX
11 19 (0.70%) Virtual Machines
12 13 (0.48%) VMware ESXi
13 11 (0.40%) Terminal Services
14 7 (0.26%) XenApp
15 6 (0.22%) Virtual Desktop
15 6 (0.22%) XenDesktop
16 5 (0.18%) iptables
16 5 (0.18%) KVM
16 5 (0.18%) Xen
17 4 (0.15%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 57 (2.09%) Kubernetes
2 42 (1.54%) SCCM
3 38 (1.39%) Ansible
4 36 (1.32%) Puppet
5 33 (1.21%) Terraform
6 30 (1.10%) Cisco CUCM
7 29 (1.06%) IBM BigFix
7 29 (1.06%) Nagios
8 26 (0.95%) Microsoft Intune
9 18 (0.66%) SCOM
10 15 (0.55%) Kibana
11 10 (0.37%) WSUS
12 9 (0.33%) Cisco UCCX
13 8 (0.29%) AirWatch
13 8 (0.29%) Cacti
13 8 (0.29%) Opscode Chef
14 7 (0.26%) Single Sign-On
15 6 (0.22%) Cisco Prime
16 5 (0.18%) Tivoli
16 5 (0.18%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 743 (27.24%) Microsoft
2 187 (6.85%) Cisco
2 187 (6.85%) VMware
3 130 (4.77%) Oracle
4 124 (4.55%) SAP
5 105 (3.85%) Citrix
6 97 (3.56%) ServiceNow
7 61 (2.24%) Sage
8 56 (2.05%) Juniper
9 48 (1.76%) IBM
10 43 (1.58%) Google
11 40 (1.47%) Brocade
12 35 (1.28%) Salesforce.com
13 33 (1.21%) Meraki
14 31 (1.14%) Fortinet
15 29 (1.06%) Aruba
15 29 (1.06%) SolarWinds
16 27 (0.99%) Atlassian
17 26 (0.95%) Adobe
18 25 (0.92%) CheckPoint