Period
to 21 January 2022

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 21 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Problem-Solving
England > South East
6 months to
21 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 14 29 19
Rank change year-on-year +15 -10 +1
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 2,143 802 2,423
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 11.95% 8.05% 10.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.87% 8.75% 11.45%
Number of salaries quoted 1,334 557 1,805
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,800 £26,250
25th Percentile £37,500 £36,750 £32,699
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year - +11.11% -
75th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £61,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £72,500 £70,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%

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 16,651 9,166 21,161
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 92.84% 91.98% 91.12%
Number of salaries quoted 11,411 7,410 17,247
10th Percentile £32,000 £31,250 £28,750
25th Percentile £41,250 £40,000 £37,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £50,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +8.91% +1.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £68,750 £65,000 £63,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £77,500
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%

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 21 January 2022.

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 21 January 2022. 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
Jobs
Thames Valley +25 817 £52,500 +5.00% 162
Hampshire -9 417 £50,000 - 74
Surrey +10 392 £52,500 - 64
Berkshire +24 375 £55,000 - 86
Buckinghamshire +11 247 £45,000 +28.57% 43
Oxfordshire +18 201 £55,000 +10.00% 33
Kent +14 161 £50,000 +66.67% 23
East Sussex +13 148 £52,500 +5.00% 19
West Sussex +25 145 £47,500 -2.56% 30
Sussex - 10 - - 2
Middlesex -3 7 £55,000 -
Home Counties - 7 £61,250 -
Isle of Wight - 2 £31,000 -
Problem-Solving
England

For the 6 months to 21 January 2022, 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.

1 940 (43.86%) Social Skills
2 805 (37.56%) Agile Software Development
3 675 (31.50%) Analytical Skills
4 532 (24.83%) Microsoft
5 501 (23.38%) SQL
6 474 (22.12%) Degree
7 448 (20.91%) Azure
8 404 (18.85%) C#
9 395 (18.43%) Finance
10 360 (16.80%) JavaScript
11 320 (14.93%) Windows
12 319 (14.89%) Python
13 299 (13.95%) Analytics
14 285 (13.30%) Computer Science
15 281 (13.11%) .NET
16 280 (13.07%) AWS
17 277 (12.93%) Scrum
18 276 (12.88%) Project Management
19 274 (12.79%) DevOps
20 244 (11.39%) SQL Server
21 238 (11.11%) Linux
21 238 (11.11%) Software Engineering
22 230 (10.73%) Java
23 228 (10.64%) User Experience
24 225 (10.50%) HTML
25 201 (9.38%) CSS
26 193 (9.01%) CI/CD
27 188 (8.77%) Test Automation
28 187 (8.73%) ITIL
29 186 (8.68%) SDLC

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 81 (3.78%) SharePoint
2 53 (2.47%) WordPress
3 43 (2.01%) Confluence
4 41 (1.91%) CMS
5 35 (1.63%) IIS
6 32 (1.49%) Elasticsearch
7 17 (0.79%) Apache Spark
7 17 (0.79%) OpenStack
7 17 (0.79%) WebLogic
8 16 (0.75%) Apache
8 16 (0.75%) MS Exchange
9 15 (0.70%) Drupal
9 15 (0.70%) JBoss
10 12 (0.56%) Jupyter
10 12 (0.56%) Kentico
11 11 (0.51%) nginx
11 11 (0.51%) Umbraco
12 10 (0.47%) SAS
13 9 (0.42%) Sitecore CMS
14 7 (0.33%) EPiServer
Applications
1 139 (6.49%) Microsoft Office
2 116 (5.41%) Microsoft Excel
3 32 (1.49%) Simulink
4 31 (1.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 19 (0.89%) Campfire
6 16 (0.75%) MS Visio
6 16 (0.75%) Sketch
7 12 (0.56%) Microsoft Project
8 10 (0.47%) Photoshop
9 9 (0.42%) InVision
10 7 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
11 6 (0.28%) AutoCAD
11 6 (0.28%) SOLIDWORKS
12 5 (0.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 3 (0.14%) Chatbot
13 3 (0.14%) Zeplin
14 2 (0.093%) Adobe XD
15 1 (0.047%) PTC Creo
15 1 (0.047%) UXPin
15 1 (0.047%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 38 (1.77%) Magento
2 28 (1.31%) NetSuite
3 20 (0.93%) Payment Gateway
4 16 (0.75%) SAP S/4HANA
5 13 (0.61%) Oracle EBS R12
6 12 (0.56%) SAP MDG
7 11 (0.51%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 8 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
9 6 (0.28%) SAP IBP
9 6 (0.28%) SAP VC
10 4 (0.19%) SAP CO
10 4 (0.19%) SAP FI
10 4 (0.19%) SAP FI/CO
10 4 (0.19%) SAP HR
10 4 (0.19%) Unit4 Business World
10 4 (0.19%) Workfront
11 3 (0.14%) Adobe Campaign
11 3 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
11 3 (0.14%) SAP MDM
11 3 (0.14%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 448 (20.91%) Azure
2 280 (13.07%) AWS
3 184 (8.59%) Microsoft 365
4 162 (7.56%) SaaS
5 148 (6.91%) Power Platform
6 65 (3.03%) GCP
7 54 (2.52%) PaaS
8 46 (2.15%) Google Analytics
9 45 (2.10%) OpenShift
10 44 (2.05%) Serverless
11 41 (1.91%) Cloud Computing
11 41 (1.91%) IaaS
12 35 (1.63%) Dynamics 365
13 31 (1.45%) Azure Active Directory
13 31 (1.45%) Figma
14 30 (1.40%) Azure Data Factory
15 29 (1.35%) PowerApps
16 28 (1.31%) GitHub
17 18 (0.84%) Azure Storage
17 18 (0.84%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 85 (3.97%) Firewall
2 63 (2.94%) DNS
3 62 (2.89%) VPN
4 58 (2.71%) WAN
5 49 (2.29%) LAN
6 38 (1.77%) DHCP
6 38 (1.77%) TCP/IP
7 37 (1.73%) HTTP
8 34 (1.59%) VoIP
9 32 (1.49%) Wireless
10 30 (1.40%) Internet
11 29 (1.35%) Wi-Fi
12 27 (1.26%) SAN
13 23 (1.07%) SSL
14 20 (0.93%) Broadband
15 16 (0.75%) BGP
16 15 (0.70%) Network Security
16 15 (0.70%) OSPF
17 13 (0.61%) Skype
18 12 (0.56%) SD-WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 244 (11.39%) SQL Server
2 138 (6.44%) Power BI
3 108 (5.04%) MySQL
4 88 (4.11%) Data Warehouse
5 77 (3.59%) Relational Database
6 68 (3.17%) PostgreSQL
7 62 (2.89%) NoSQL
8 53 (2.47%) Big Data
9 46 (2.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 37 (1.73%) MongoDB
11 36 (1.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 35 (1.63%) Oracle Database
13 29 (1.35%) Data Lake
14 19 (0.89%) Redis
15 18 (0.84%) Tableau
16 16 (0.75%) Hadoop
17 14 (0.65%) Azure SQL Database
17 14 (0.65%) OLAP
17 14 (0.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 13 (0.61%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 166 (7.75%) Git (software)
2 138 (6.44%) JIRA
3 107 (4.99%) Jenkins
4 47 (2.19%) Visual Studio
5 41 (1.91%) Selenium
6 33 (1.54%) GitLab
7 29 (1.35%) Bitbucket
8 25 (1.17%) Team Foundation Server
9 24 (1.12%) TestRail
10 16 (0.75%) NUnit
10 16 (0.75%) Subversion
11 15 (0.70%) Octopus Deploy
12 14 (0.65%) Android Studio
13 13 (0.61%) ESLint
13 13 (0.61%) WebDriver
14 12 (0.56%) JUnit
14 12 (0.56%) Postman
14 12 (0.56%) SpecFlow
14 12 (0.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 11 (0.51%) Rational DOORS
General
1 940 (43.86%) Social Skills
2 675 (31.50%) Analytical Skills
3 395 (18.43%) Finance
4 125 (5.83%) Marketing
5 101 (4.71%) Manufacturing
6 97 (4.53%) Organisational Skills
7 92 (4.29%) Presentation Skills
8 91 (4.25%) Retail
9 87 (4.06%) Inclusion and Diversity
10 77 (3.59%) Influencing Skills
11 68 (3.17%) Law
12 62 (2.89%) Telecoms
13 58 (2.71%) Automotive
14 56 (2.61%) Electronics
15 51 (2.38%) Pharmaceutical
16 47 (2.19%) Legal
17 39 (1.82%) Advertising
17 39 (1.82%) Banking
18 30 (1.40%) Public Sector
19 24 (1.12%) Digital Economy
Job Titles
1 542 (25.29%) Developer
2 320 (14.93%) Analyst
3 122 (5.69%) Software Engineer
4 78 (3.64%) .NET Developer
4 78 (3.64%) Full Stack Developer
4 78 (3.64%) Senior Developer
5 71 (3.31%) Support Engineer
6 66 (3.08%) Service Analyst
7 62 (2.89%) Architect
8 61 (2.85%) C# Developer
9 60 (2.80%) Support Analyst
10 58 (2.71%) Designer
10 58 (2.71%) Systems Engineer
11 55 (2.57%) Business Analyst
12 53 (2.47%) Java Developer
13 52 (2.43%) Administrator
13 52 (2.43%) Junior
14 51 (2.38%) IT Support
14 51 (2.38%) Software Developer
15 47 (2.19%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 281 (13.11%) .NET
2 225 (10.50%) HTML
3 201 (9.38%) CSS
4 153 (7.14%) React
5 126 (5.88%) REST
6 119 (5.55%) AngularJS
7 104 (4.85%) .NET Framework
8 87 (4.06%) RESTful
9 79 (3.69%) JSON
9 79 (3.69%) Web Services
10 69 (3.22%) .NET Core
11 61 (2.85%) XML
12 58 (2.71%) ASP.NET
13 57 (2.66%) Spring
14 55 (2.57%) Node.js
15 51 (2.38%) jQuery
16 35 (1.63%) LESS
16 35 (1.63%) Spring Boot
17 33 (1.54%) HTML5
18 32 (1.49%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 228 (10.64%) User Experience
2 167 (7.79%) Self-Motivation
3 110 (5.13%) Management Information System
4 97 (4.53%) Algorithms
5 67 (3.13%) Social Media
6 45 (2.10%) Data Centre
7 43 (2.01%) Life Science
7 43 (2.01%) Mobile App
8 40 (1.87%) Virtual Team
9 28 (1.31%) Data Structures
9 28 (1.31%) Enterprise Software
10 27 (1.26%) Analytical Mindset
11 24 (1.12%) Cyber Defence
12 23 (1.07%) Cyberattack
13 21 (0.98%) Linux Command Line
14 20 (0.93%) Embedded Systems
14 20 (0.93%) Public Cloud
15 19 (0.89%) Robotics
16 18 (0.84%) Handset
16 18 (0.84%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 320 (14.93%) Windows
2 238 (11.11%) Linux
3 87 (4.06%) Windows Server
4 72 (3.36%) Windows 10
5 66 (3.08%) Unix
6 58 (2.71%) Android
7 42 (1.96%) Apple iOS
8 20 (0.93%) Windows 7
9 18 (0.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 15 (0.70%) Mac OS
10 15 (0.70%) Windows Server 2012
11 13 (0.61%) CentOS
12 11 (0.51%) Embedded Linux
13 9 (0.42%) Debian
14 8 (0.37%) SUSE
14 8 (0.37%) Windows 8
14 8 (0.37%) Windows Server 2016
15 5 (0.23%) Ubuntu
15 5 (0.23%) Windows Server 2008
16 4 (0.19%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 805 (37.56%) Agile Software Development
2 299 (13.95%) Analytics
3 285 (13.30%) Computer Science
4 277 (12.93%) Scrum
5 276 (12.88%) Project Management
6 274 (12.79%) DevOps
7 238 (11.11%) Software Engineering
8 193 (9.01%) CI/CD
9 188 (8.77%) Test Automation
10 187 (8.73%) ITIL
11 186 (8.68%) SDLC
12 166 (7.75%) Time Management
13 161 (7.51%) Decision-Making
14 156 (7.28%) Business Intelligence
15 154 (7.19%) Full Stack Development
16 142 (6.63%) Waterfall
17 140 (6.53%) Mentoring
18 132 (6.16%) Microservices
19 124 (5.79%) Data Modelling
20 118 (5.51%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 501 (23.38%) SQL
2 404 (18.85%) C#
3 360 (16.80%) JavaScript
4 319 (14.89%) Python
5 230 (10.73%) Java
6 161 (7.51%) C
7 135 (6.30%) C++
8 124 (5.79%) PHP
9 80 (3.73%) PowerShell
10 70 (3.27%) TypeScript
11 57 (2.66%) Perl
12 55 (2.57%) T-SQL
13 45 (2.10%) Bash
14 38 (1.77%) PL/SQL
15 34 (1.59%) MATLAB
15 34 (1.59%) VB
16 31 (1.45%) Go
17 28 (1.31%) Shell Script
18 26 (1.21%) VB6
19 19 (0.89%) R
Qualifications
1 474 (22.12%) Degree
2 126 (5.88%) Computer Science Degree
3 117 (5.46%) Security Cleared
4 79 (3.69%) SC Cleared
5 69 (3.22%) Microsoft Certification
6 38 (1.77%) MCSE
7 36 (1.68%) Cisco Certification
8 32 (1.49%) Master's Degree
9 27 (1.26%) CCNA
9 27 (1.26%) ISEB
10 24 (1.12%) DV Cleared
10 24 (1.12%) ISTQB
11 20 (0.93%) CCNP
12 18 (0.84%) HND
12 18 (0.84%) MCSA
13 17 (0.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 16 (0.75%) CCA
14 16 (0.75%) Citrix Certification
15 15 (0.70%) PMI Certification
16 13 (0.61%) CIPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 177 (8.26%) QA
2 94 (4.39%) SLA
3 70 (3.27%) GDPR
4 40 (1.87%) Accessibility
5 31 (1.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 25 (1.17%) Data Quality
7 11 (0.51%) WCAG
8 8 (0.37%) PMO
9 7 (0.33%) GxP
9 7 (0.33%) ISO 9001
9 7 (0.33%) PCI DSS
10 6 (0.28%) Good Clinical Practice
11 4 (0.19%) GLP
11 4 (0.19%) GMP
11 4 (0.19%) HIPAA
11 4 (0.19%) ISO 13485
11 4 (0.19%) NCSC
12 3 (0.14%) 21 CFR Part 11
12 3 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials
12 3 (0.14%) DICOM
System Software
1 163 (7.61%) Active Directory
2 141 (6.58%) Docker
3 85 (3.97%) VMware Infrastructure
4 24 (1.12%) VMware ESXi
5 20 (0.93%) vSphere
6 16 (0.75%) Virtual Servers
7 15 (0.70%) Hyper-V
8 14 (0.65%) Virtual Desktop
9 13 (0.61%) Oracle RAC
10 11 (0.51%) Firmware
10 11 (0.51%) Virtual Machines
11 9 (0.42%) KVM
11 9 (0.42%) Xen
12 7 (0.33%) VMware Workstation
13 6 (0.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 3 (0.14%) VMware NSX
15 2 (0.093%) LXC
16 1 (0.047%) ProxySG
16 1 (0.047%) XenApp
16 1 (0.047%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 115 (5.37%) Ansible
2 106 (4.95%) Kubernetes
3 68 (3.17%) Terraform
4 45 (2.10%) SCCM
5 30 (1.40%) Microsoft Intune
6 23 (1.07%) Puppet
7 21 (0.98%) Opscode Chef
8 20 (0.93%) Kibana
9 19 (0.89%) WSUS
10 16 (0.75%) Single Sign-On
11 14 (0.65%) CSIRT
12 13 (0.61%) Data Guard
13 12 (0.56%) Grafana
13 12 (0.56%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 11 (0.51%) Active Directory Federation Services
14 11 (0.51%) vCenter Server
15 10 (0.47%) FortiGate
15 10 (0.47%) HP Quality Center
16 9 (0.42%) logstash
17 5 (0.23%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 532 (24.83%) Microsoft
2 138 (6.44%) VMware
3 125 (5.83%) Oracle
4 104 (4.85%) Google
5 74 (3.45%) Citrix
6 65 (3.03%) Cisco
7 62 (2.89%) Salesforce.com
8 52 (2.43%) SAP
9 47 (2.19%) Workday
10 37 (1.73%) ServiceNow
11 34 (1.59%) Veeam
12 32 (1.49%) Red Hat
13 31 (1.45%) EMC
14 29 (1.35%) Adobe
15 27 (1.26%) Databricks
16 26 (1.21%) IBM
17 25 (1.17%) HP
18 24 (1.12%) Atlassian
19 23 (1.07%) Palo Alto
20 20 (0.93%) SolarWinds