Period
to 23 February 2020

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 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Problem-Solving
England > South East
6 months to
23 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 19 19 19
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 +1
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 2,296 2,720 3,164
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 10.23% 10.17% 9.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.33% 11.09% 11.06%
Number of salaries quoted 1,771 2,161 2,530
South East median annual salary £47,500 £44,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.95% +6.02% +3.75%
10th Percentile £26,750 £25,250 £23,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £67,500 £63,750
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 20,272 24,532 28,616
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 90.29% 91.77% 90.37%
Number of salaries quoted 16,374 20,040 23,673
South East median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £29,250 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £73,750 £68,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +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 February 2020.

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 February 2020. 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 +1 894 £55,000 +22.22% 214
Hampshire +5 618 £42,500 +1.19% 148
Berkshire +11 582 £55,000 +22.22% 123
Surrey -4 366 £47,500 +13.10% 90
West Sussex +8 181 £45,000 - 24
Buckinghamshire -3 179 £55,000 +26.44% 48
Oxfordshire -10 133 £50,000 +17.65% 43
Kent +13 120 £38,500 -3.75% 34
East Sussex -8 113 £35,000 -31.37% 24
Middlesex +4 13 £60,000 +27.66% 1
Sussex - 2 £51,250 -
Problem-Solving
England

For the 6 months to 23 February 2020, 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.

1 714 (31.10%) Analytical Skills
2 685 (29.83%) Agile Software Development
3 621 (27.05%) Microsoft
4 537 (23.39%) SQL
5 535 (23.30%) Degree
6 499 (21.73%) Windows
7 473 (20.60%) C#
8 428 (18.64%) JavaScript
9 401 (17.47%) .NET
10 349 (15.20%) Finance
11 339 (14.76%) Linux
12 332 (14.46%) Java
13 313 (13.63%) Software Engineering
14 308 (13.41%) SQL Server
15 307 (13.37%) HTML
16 259 (11.28%) Git (software)
17 258 (11.24%) Azure
18 256 (11.15%) CSS
19 253 (11.02%) Computer Science
20 238 (10.37%) AWS
21 233 (10.15%) Project Management
22 224 (9.76%) Python
23 211 (9.19%) Scrum
24 205 (8.93%) Active Directory
25 203 (8.84%) AngularJS
25 203 (8.84%) Self-Motivation
26 202 (8.80%) ITIL
27 194 (8.45%) C++
28 187 (8.14%) Office 365
29 184 (8.01%) Test Automation

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 62 (2.70%) Confluence
2 52 (2.26%) Apache
3 50 (2.18%) IIS
4 49 (2.13%) SharePoint
5 34 (1.48%) CMS
6 32 (1.39%) MS Exchange
7 20 (0.87%) Tomcat
8 17 (0.74%) WebLogic
9 13 (0.57%) Skype for Business
10 9 (0.39%) Elasticsearch
11 8 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2010
11 8 (0.35%) GlassFish
12 7 (0.30%) OpenStack
12 7 (0.30%) Oracle Service Bus
12 7 (0.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 7 (0.30%) Umbraco
12 7 (0.30%) WordPress
13 6 (0.26%) BizTalk Server
13 6 (0.26%) MODX
13 6 (0.26%) nginx
Applications
1 159 (6.93%) Microsoft Office
2 96 (4.18%) Microsoft Excel
3 40 (1.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 22 (0.96%) MS Visio
5 16 (0.70%) Microsoft Project
6 15 (0.65%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.30%) Sketch
7 7 (0.30%) SOLIDWORKS
8 6 (0.26%) Chatbot
9 5 (0.22%) Photoshop
10 4 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 4 (0.17%) Gliffy
10 4 (0.17%) InVision
11 3 (0.13%) Acrobat
12 2 (0.087%) Simulink
13 1 (0.044%) Adobe Illustrator
13 1 (0.044%) CPLEX
13 1 (0.044%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 51 (2.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 23 (1.00%) Oracle EBS
3 13 (0.57%) Oracle ERP
4 12 (0.52%) Oracle Financials
5 10 (0.44%) Oracle Applications
6 9 (0.39%) Oracle Payables
7 8 (0.35%) Oracle iProcurement
7 8 (0.35%) Oracle Receivables
8 7 (0.30%) NetSuite
8 7 (0.30%) Oracle Assets
8 7 (0.30%) Oracle Cash Management
8 7 (0.30%) Oracle EBS R12
9 6 (0.26%) Oracle General Ledger
10 5 (0.22%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
11 4 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
11 4 (0.17%) Exchequer
11 4 (0.17%) Line 50
11 4 (0.17%) Magento
11 4 (0.17%) Sage 200
11 4 (0.17%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 258 (11.24%) Azure
2 238 (10.37%) AWS
3 187 (8.14%) Office 365
4 133 (5.79%) SaaS
5 66 (2.87%) Power Platform
6 33 (1.44%) GitHub
7 31 (1.35%) Amazon S3
7 31 (1.35%) AWS Lambda
8 29 (1.26%) Serverless
9 28 (1.22%) Dynamics 365
10 27 (1.18%) Amazon EC2
11 22 (0.96%) Azure Active Directory
12 18 (0.78%) Amazon Cognito
13 16 (0.70%) Heroku
14 14 (0.61%) AWS Step Functions
14 14 (0.61%) Kong
15 13 (0.57%) GCP
16 10 (0.44%) Amazon SQS
16 10 (0.44%) IaaS
17 9 (0.39%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 152 (6.62%) Firewall
2 122 (5.31%) TCP/IP
3 102 (4.44%) DNS
4 96 (4.18%) Internet
5 92 (4.01%) VPN
6 80 (3.48%) LAN
7 73 (3.18%) WAN
8 65 (2.83%) DHCP
9 62 (2.70%) Wireless
10 51 (2.22%) Network Security
11 43 (1.87%) BGP
12 42 (1.83%) VLAN
13 35 (1.52%) SSL
14 27 (1.18%) OSPF
14 27 (1.18%) VoIP
15 25 (1.09%) SAN
16 23 (1.00%) MPLS
17 20 (0.87%) Ethernet
18 19 (0.83%) Skype
18 19 (0.83%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 308 (13.41%) SQL Server
2 114 (4.97%) MySQL
3 96 (4.18%) PostgreSQL
4 68 (2.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 62 (2.70%) Relational Database
6 61 (2.66%) Power BI
7 52 (2.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 45 (1.96%) Redis
9 38 (1.66%) SQL Server 2012
10 37 (1.61%) Azure SQL Database
11 35 (1.52%) Oracle Database
12 34 (1.48%) Big Data
12 34 (1.48%) Data Warehouse
13 28 (1.22%) MongoDB
14 24 (1.05%) Neo4j
15 19 (0.83%) NoSQL
16 18 (0.78%) RDBMS
17 15 (0.65%) Amazon Aurora
17 15 (0.65%) Amazon RDS
18 13 (0.57%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 259 (11.28%) Git (software)
2 127 (5.53%) JIRA
3 111 (4.83%) Visual Studio
4 98 (4.27%) Team Foundation Server
5 63 (2.74%) Jenkins
6 59 (2.57%) Selenium
7 51 (2.22%) Bitbucket
8 45 (1.96%) Subversion
9 37 (1.61%) WiX
10 36 (1.57%) Visual Studio Team System
11 34 (1.48%) Maven
12 26 (1.13%) Octopus Deploy
12 26 (1.13%) TeamCity
13 20 (0.87%) JUnit
14 19 (0.83%) Postman
15 17 (0.74%) Gradle
16 16 (0.70%) Grunt
16 16 (0.70%) JMeter
17 15 (0.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 15 (0.65%) Cucumber
General
1 349 (15.20%) Finance
2 87 (3.79%) Marketing
3 83 (3.61%) Telecoms
4 76 (3.31%) Retail
5 71 (3.09%) Manufacturing
6 60 (2.61%) Electronics
6 60 (2.61%) Public Sector
7 58 (2.53%) Legal
8 55 (2.40%) Banking
9 40 (1.74%) Aerospace
10 34 (1.48%) Games
10 34 (1.48%) Law
11 24 (1.05%) Automotive
12 17 (0.74%) Back Office
13 14 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
14 10 (0.44%) Multimedia
15 8 (0.35%) Military
16 7 (0.30%) Advertising
16 7 (0.30%) Local Government
17 6 (0.26%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 619 (26.96%) Developer
2 347 (15.11%) Analyst
3 161 (7.01%) C# Developer
4 155 (6.75%) Senior Developer
5 146 (6.36%) Software Developer
6 116 (5.05%) Support Engineer
7 115 (5.01%) Software Engineer
8 111 (4.83%) .NET Developer
9 109 (4.75%) Java Developer
10 89 (3.88%) Full Stack Developer
11 83 (3.61%) IT Support
11 83 (3.61%) Support Analyst
12 78 (3.40%) C# .NET Developer
13 75 (3.27%) Consultant
14 74 (3.22%) Architect
14 74 (3.22%) C# Software Developer
15 73 (3.18%) Project Manager
16 69 (3.01%) Junior
17 68 (2.96%) Network Engineer
18 66 (2.87%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 401 (17.47%) .NET
2 307 (13.37%) HTML
3 256 (11.15%) CSS
4 203 (8.84%) AngularJS
5 142 (6.18%) jQuery
6 137 (5.97%) React
7 136 (5.92%) ASP.NET
8 130 (5.66%) HTML5
9 120 (5.23%) Web Services
10 117 (5.10%) ASP.NET Web API
11 103 (4.49%) REST
12 92 (4.01%) XML
13 88 (3.83%) .NET Framework
14 81 (3.53%) Node.js
15 80 (3.48%) ASP.NET MVC
16 77 (3.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 73 (3.18%) Spring
17 73 (3.18%) WCF
18 72 (3.14%) RESTful
19 69 (3.01%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 714 (31.10%) Analytical Skills
2 203 (8.84%) Self-Motivation
3 128 (5.57%) Management Information System
4 75 (3.27%) User Experience
5 74 (3.22%) Mobile App
6 72 (3.14%) Data Centre
7 57 (2.48%) Algorithms
8 53 (2.31%) Video Conferencing
9 42 (1.83%) Enterprise Software
10 41 (1.79%) Virtual Team
11 37 (1.61%) Greenfield Project
12 33 (1.44%) Embedded Systems
13 32 (1.39%) Public Cloud
14 28 (1.22%) Driving Licence
15 25 (1.09%) iPad
16 23 (1.00%) Replication
17 21 (0.91%) Linux Command Line
18 20 (0.87%) Client/Server
19 18 (0.78%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
19 18 (0.78%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 499 (21.73%) Windows
2 339 (14.76%) Linux
3 157 (6.84%) Windows 10
4 147 (6.40%) Windows Server
5 101 (4.40%) Unix
6 87 (3.79%) Windows 7
7 66 (2.87%) Android
8 60 (2.61%) Apple iOS
9 57 (2.48%) Windows Server 2012
10 52 (2.26%) Windows Server 2008
11 28 (1.22%) Windows XP
12 27 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 21 (0.91%) Windows 8
14 19 (0.83%) Embedded Linux
14 19 (0.83%) Mac OS
15 14 (0.61%) CentOS
15 14 (0.61%) Ubuntu
16 8 (0.35%) Debian
17 7 (0.30%) VMS
17 7 (0.30%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 685 (29.83%) Agile Software Development
2 313 (13.63%) Software Engineering
3 253 (11.02%) Computer Science
4 233 (10.15%) Project Management
5 211 (9.19%) Scrum
6 202 (8.80%) ITIL
7 184 (8.01%) Test Automation
8 179 (7.80%) Mentoring
9 162 (7.06%) SDLC
9 162 (7.06%) TDD
10 157 (6.84%) Decision-Making
11 151 (6.58%) MVC
12 143 (6.23%) Unit Testing
13 142 (6.18%) DevOps
14 137 (5.97%) Continuous Improvement
15 135 (5.88%) Time Management
16 127 (5.53%) Information Security
17 124 (5.40%) Analytics
18 113 (4.92%) Web Development
19 92 (4.01%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 537 (23.39%) SQL
2 473 (20.60%) C#
3 428 (18.64%) JavaScript
4 332 (14.46%) Java
5 224 (9.76%) Python
6 194 (8.45%) C++
7 173 (7.53%) C
8 105 (4.57%) PowerShell
9 87 (3.79%) T-SQL
10 65 (2.83%) PHP
11 55 (2.40%) Bash Shell
12 46 (2.00%) VB.NET
13 41 (1.79%) PL/SQL
14 36 (1.57%) Perl
15 35 (1.52%) Go
16 32 (1.39%) Scala
17 29 (1.26%) Ruby
18 27 (1.18%) TypeScript
19 25 (1.09%) Java 8
20 24 (1.05%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 535 (23.30%) Degree
2 145 (6.32%) Security Cleared
3 100 (4.36%) SC Cleared
4 86 (3.75%) Computer Science Degree
5 82 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
6 62 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
7 59 (2.57%) CCNA
8 56 (2.44%) CCNP
9 41 (1.79%) ITIL Certification
10 37 (1.61%) ISTQB
10 37 (1.61%) MCP
11 35 (1.52%) Numerate Degree
12 30 (1.31%) ISEB
13 28 (1.22%) MCSE
14 20 (0.87%) JNCIA
14 20 (0.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 19 (0.83%) PhD
16 18 (0.78%) JNCIS
17 17 (0.74%) DBS Check
18 16 (0.70%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 143 (6.23%) QA
2 87 (3.79%) SLA
3 41 (1.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 19 (0.83%) Data Quality
4 19 (0.83%) PMO
5 12 (0.52%) ISO 22301
6 10 (0.44%) GDPR
6 10 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 10 (0.44%) WCAG
7 7 (0.30%) NIST
8 6 (0.26%) PCI DSS
9 4 (0.17%) GAAP
10 3 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials
10 3 (0.13%) GMP
10 3 (0.13%) IEC 61508
10 3 (0.13%) ISO 9001
10 3 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 2 (0.087%) IFRS
11 2 (0.087%) MiFID
11 2 (0.087%) NIST 800
System Software
1 205 (8.93%) Active Directory
2 107 (4.66%) Docker
3 103 (4.49%) VMware Infrastructure
4 47 (2.05%) Firmware
5 37 (1.61%) Hyper-V
6 25 (1.09%) vSphere
7 14 (0.61%) VMware NSX
8 13 (0.57%) vCloud
8 13 (0.57%) Virtual Machines
9 12 (0.52%) DFS Replication
9 12 (0.52%) VMware ESXi
9 12 (0.52%) XenApp
10 11 (0.48%) NFS
10 11 (0.48%) Terminal Services
11 10 (0.44%) BitLocker
11 10 (0.44%) KVM
11 10 (0.44%) XenDesktop
12 7 (0.30%) Virtual Servers
13 6 (0.26%) iptables
13 6 (0.26%) QEMU
Systems Management
1 46 (2.00%) Ansible
2 43 (1.87%) SCCM
3 34 (1.48%) Kubernetes
4 27 (1.18%) Terraform
5 26 (1.13%) Puppet
6 25 (1.09%) Microsoft Intune
7 12 (0.52%) Cisco CUCM
7 12 (0.52%) Nagios
8 11 (0.48%) BMC PATROL
9 10 (0.44%) Cisco UCCX
9 10 (0.44%) Opscode Chef
10 9 (0.39%) WSUS
11 8 (0.35%) AirWatch
11 8 (0.35%) cPanel
12 7 (0.30%) Backup Exec
12 7 (0.30%) Kibana
12 7 (0.30%) SCOM
13 6 (0.26%) HAProxy
13 6 (0.26%) SELinux
13 6 (0.26%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 621 (27.05%) Microsoft
2 163 (7.10%) VMware
3 137 (5.97%) Cisco
4 133 (5.79%) Oracle
5 72 (3.14%) Citrix
6 65 (2.83%) Juniper
7 55 (2.40%) ServiceNow
8 51 (2.22%) SAP
9 42 (1.83%) HP
9 42 (1.83%) Salesforce.com
10 37 (1.61%) Red Hat
11 33 (1.44%) IBM
12 32 (1.39%) Google
13 30 (1.31%) F5
14 29 (1.26%) Sage
15 25 (1.09%) Tableau
16 23 (1.00%) CheckPoint
16 23 (1.00%) Dell
17 21 (0.91%) EMC
17 21 (0.91%) Xamarin