Period
to 9 April 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 9 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Problem-Solving
England > South East
6 months to
9 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 19 19 20
Rank change year-on-year 0 +1 0
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 2,012 2,750 3,086
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 9.63% 10.29% 9.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.62% 11.21% 10.80%
Number of salaries quoted 1,597 2,257 2,515
Median annual salary £50,000 £43,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.28% +1.18% +6.25%
10th Percentile £27,000 £25,750 £24,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £67,500 £65,000
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 18,940 24,534 28,578
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 90.61% 91.81% 90.45%
Number of salaries quoted 15,250 20,011 23,576
Median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £73,750 £70,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +1.01%

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 9 April 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 9 April 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 0 776 £55,000 +22.22% 99
Hampshire +5 594 £45,000 +5.88% 55
Berkshire +5 481 £55,000 +22.22% 34
Surrey -8 310 £47,500 +18.75% 47
Buckinghamshire 0 171 £60,000 +33.33% 35
West Sussex -4 145 £45,000 +2.27% 14
Oxfordshire -12 124 £47,500 +11.76% 30
East Sussex -15 94 £35,000 -20.00% 3
Kent +9 93 £37,500 - 19
Middlesex +1 3 £60,000 +27.66% 2
Sussex - 3 £40,000 - 1
Problem-Solving
England

For the 6 months to 9 April 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.

1 679 (33.75%) Analytical Skills
2 632 (31.41%) Agile Software Development
3 508 (25.25%) SQL
4 496 (24.65%) Microsoft
5 446 (22.17%) C#
6 436 (21.67%) Degree
7 394 (19.58%) Windows
8 382 (18.99%) JavaScript
9 366 (18.19%) .NET
10 314 (15.61%) Java
11 306 (15.21%) Linux
12 304 (15.11%) Finance
13 287 (14.26%) Software Engineering
14 281 (13.97%) HTML
15 254 (12.62%) SQL Server
16 231 (11.48%) Computer Science
16 231 (11.48%) Git (software)
17 227 (11.28%) CSS
17 227 (11.28%) Azure
18 221 (10.98%) Python
19 218 (10.83%) AWS
20 214 (10.64%) Scrum
21 199 (9.89%) Project Management
22 189 (9.39%) C++
23 175 (8.70%) Test Automation
23 175 (8.70%) AngularJS
24 174 (8.65%) Active Directory
25 161 (8.00%) Mentoring
26 157 (7.80%) Office 365
27 148 (7.36%) Microsoft Office

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 56 (2.78%) Apache
2 51 (2.53%) Confluence
3 49 (2.44%) SharePoint
4 39 (1.94%) IIS
5 28 (1.39%) CMS
6 26 (1.29%) MS Exchange
7 16 (0.80%) Tomcat
7 16 (0.80%) WebLogic
8 13 (0.65%) Skype for Business
9 11 (0.55%) Apache Spark
10 9 (0.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 8 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2010
11 8 (0.40%) GlassFish
12 7 (0.35%) Oracle Service Bus
12 7 (0.35%) SAS
13 6 (0.30%) BizTalk Server
13 6 (0.30%) JBoss
13 6 (0.30%) MODX
13 6 (0.30%) nginx
14 5 (0.25%) OpenStack
Applications
1 148 (7.36%) Microsoft Office
2 71 (3.53%) Microsoft Excel
3 25 (1.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 20 (0.99%) MS Visio
5 16 (0.80%) Microsoft Project
6 6 (0.30%) Chatbot
6 6 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.25%) Sketch
8 4 (0.20%) Gliffy
9 3 (0.15%) Acrobat
9 3 (0.15%) InVision
9 3 (0.15%) Photoshop
9 3 (0.15%) Simulink
10 2 (0.099%) SPSS
11 1 (0.050%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.050%) CPLEX
11 1 (0.050%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 40 (1.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (0.94%) Oracle EBS
3 8 (0.40%) Oracle Applications
3 8 (0.40%) Oracle Financials
3 8 (0.40%) Workday HCM
4 7 (0.35%) NetSuite
4 7 (0.35%) Oracle iProcurement
4 7 (0.35%) Oracle Payables
4 7 (0.35%) SAP ERP
5 6 (0.30%) Oracle EBS R12
5 6 (0.30%) SAP IS-U
6 5 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
6 5 (0.25%) Oracle Assets
6 5 (0.25%) Oracle Cash Management
6 5 (0.25%) Oracle ERP
6 5 (0.25%) Oracle General Ledger
6 5 (0.25%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 5 (0.25%) Oracle Receivables
6 5 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
6 5 (0.25%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 227 (11.28%) Azure
2 218 (10.83%) AWS
3 157 (7.80%) Office 365
4 135 (6.71%) SaaS
5 61 (3.03%) Power Platform
6 31 (1.54%) GitHub
7 26 (1.29%) Dynamics 365
7 26 (1.29%) Serverless
8 24 (1.19%) Amazon S3
8 24 (1.19%) AWS Lambda
8 24 (1.19%) Azure Active Directory
9 21 (1.04%) Amazon EC2
10 18 (0.89%) Amazon Cognito
10 18 (0.89%) Heroku
11 17 (0.84%) GCP
12 16 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
13 11 (0.55%) PaaS
14 10 (0.50%) AWS Step Functions
14 10 (0.50%) IaaS
14 10 (0.50%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 118 (5.86%) Firewall
2 95 (4.72%) TCP/IP
3 83 (4.13%) DNS
4 81 (4.03%) Internet
5 76 (3.78%) VPN
6 65 (3.23%) WAN
7 62 (3.08%) LAN
8 60 (2.98%) Wireless
9 45 (2.24%) DHCP
10 34 (1.69%) BGP
11 32 (1.59%) VLAN
12 29 (1.44%) VoIP
13 26 (1.29%) Network Security
14 25 (1.24%) SSL
15 22 (1.09%) Skype
16 20 (0.99%) OSPF
17 19 (0.94%) HTTP
17 19 (0.94%) SSH
18 18 (0.89%) RTP
18 18 (0.89%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 254 (12.62%) SQL Server
2 97 (4.82%) MySQL
3 69 (3.43%) PostgreSQL
4 65 (3.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 56 (2.78%) Power BI
6 53 (2.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 45 (2.24%) Redis
8 40 (1.99%) Data Warehouse
8 40 (1.99%) Relational Database
9 34 (1.69%) Azure SQL Database
10 30 (1.49%) SQL Server 2012
11 29 (1.44%) Oracle Database
12 28 (1.39%) Big Data
13 21 (1.04%) MongoDB
14 20 (0.99%) Neo4j
15 16 (0.80%) NoSQL
16 13 (0.65%) Amazon RDS
17 12 (0.60%) Crystal Reports
17 12 (0.60%) Hadoop
18 11 (0.55%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 231 (11.48%) Git (software)
2 99 (4.92%) JIRA
3 85 (4.22%) Visual Studio
4 79 (3.93%) Team Foundation Server
5 62 (3.08%) Jenkins
6 59 (2.93%) Selenium
7 37 (1.84%) Subversion
8 36 (1.79%) Bitbucket
9 33 (1.64%) Maven
10 30 (1.49%) Visual Studio Team System
11 28 (1.39%) JUnit
12 27 (1.34%) Octopus Deploy
13 25 (1.24%) WiX
14 24 (1.19%) TeamCity
15 18 (0.89%) Gradle
16 17 (0.84%) Cucumber
17 16 (0.80%) JMeter
18 13 (0.65%) Grunt
18 13 (0.65%) gulp
19 11 (0.55%) webpack
General
1 304 (15.11%) Finance
2 82 (4.08%) Telecoms
3 81 (4.03%) Marketing
4 71 (3.53%) Retail
5 68 (3.38%) Manufacturing
6 60 (2.98%) Legal
7 50 (2.49%) Public Sector
8 46 (2.29%) Banking
9 44 (2.19%) Aerospace
10 40 (1.99%) Electronics
11 36 (1.79%) Law
12 23 (1.14%) Automotive
13 22 (1.09%) Pharmaceutical
14 20 (0.99%) Games
14 20 (0.99%) Military
15 15 (0.75%) Back Office
16 8 (0.40%) Multimedia
17 6 (0.30%) Advertising
17 6 (0.30%) Billing
17 6 (0.30%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 582 (28.93%) Developer
2 302 (15.01%) Analyst
3 145 (7.21%) C# Developer
4 131 (6.51%) Senior Developer
5 124 (6.16%) Software Developer
6 110 (5.47%) Software Engineer
7 98 (4.87%) .NET Developer
8 94 (4.67%) Full Stack Developer
9 92 (4.57%) Java Developer
10 88 (4.37%) Support Engineer
11 76 (3.78%) Architect
12 73 (3.63%) IT Support
12 73 (3.63%) Junior
13 71 (3.53%) C# .NET Developer
14 62 (3.08%) Project Manager
15 59 (2.93%) Support Analyst
16 53 (2.63%) C# Software Developer
17 51 (2.53%) Consultant
18 50 (2.49%) Network Engineer
19 49 (2.44%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 366 (18.19%) .NET
2 281 (13.97%) HTML
3 227 (11.28%) CSS
4 175 (8.70%) AngularJS
5 142 (7.06%) Web Services
6 127 (6.31%) HTML5
7 125 (6.21%) jQuery
8 117 (5.82%) React
9 116 (5.77%) REST
10 108 (5.37%) ASP.NET
11 98 (4.87%) ASP.NET Web API
12 90 (4.47%) XML
13 79 (3.93%) .NET Framework
13 79 (3.93%) RESTful
14 75 (3.73%) Node.js
15 69 (3.43%) Spring
16 63 (3.13%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 59 (2.93%) CSS3
18 55 (2.73%) JSON
19 53 (2.63%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 679 (33.75%) Analytical Skills
2 131 (6.51%) Self-Motivation
3 108 (5.37%) Management Information System
4 62 (3.08%) Algorithms
5 60 (2.98%) User Experience
6 59 (2.93%) Data Centre
7 58 (2.88%) Mobile App
8 41 (2.04%) Video Conferencing
9 35 (1.74%) Enterprise Software
10 32 (1.59%) Driving Licence
10 32 (1.59%) Virtual Team
11 28 (1.39%) Greenfield Project
11 28 (1.39%) Public Cloud
12 22 (1.09%) Embedded Systems
13 17 (0.84%) Data Structures
14 16 (0.80%) Client/Server
14 16 (0.80%) LIMS
15 15 (0.75%) iPad
15 15 (0.75%) Smartphone
16 12 (0.60%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 394 (19.58%) Windows
2 306 (15.21%) Linux
3 116 (5.77%) Windows Server
4 113 (5.62%) Windows 10
5 92 (4.57%) Unix
6 65 (3.23%) Windows 7
7 56 (2.78%) Android
8 53 (2.63%) Apple iOS
9 49 (2.44%) Windows Server 2012
10 43 (2.14%) Windows Server 2008
11 34 (1.69%) Windows Server 2016
12 27 (1.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 22 (1.09%) Embedded Linux
13 22 (1.09%) Windows XP
14 20 (0.99%) Windows 8
15 18 (0.89%) CentOS
16 16 (0.80%) Ubuntu
17 7 (0.35%) Mac OS
17 7 (0.35%) Windows Server 2003
18 6 (0.30%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 632 (31.41%) Agile Software Development
2 287 (14.26%) Software Engineering
3 231 (11.48%) Computer Science
4 214 (10.64%) Scrum
5 199 (9.89%) Project Management
6 175 (8.70%) Test Automation
7 161 (8.00%) Mentoring
8 147 (7.31%) SDLC
9 146 (7.26%) Decision-Making
10 138 (6.86%) MVC
11 133 (6.61%) ITIL
12 131 (6.51%) Continuous Improvement
13 127 (6.31%) DevOps
13 127 (6.31%) TDD
14 112 (5.57%) Time Management
15 111 (5.52%) Analytics
16 106 (5.27%) Unit Testing
17 100 (4.97%) Web Development
18 96 (4.77%) Information Security
19 90 (4.47%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 508 (25.25%) SQL
2 446 (22.17%) C#
3 382 (18.99%) JavaScript
4 314 (15.61%) Java
5 221 (10.98%) Python
6 189 (9.39%) C++
7 144 (7.16%) C
8 85 (4.22%) PowerShell
9 81 (4.03%) T-SQL
10 64 (3.18%) PHP
11 43 (2.14%) Bash Shell
12 38 (1.89%) PL/SQL
13 35 (1.74%) Scala
14 34 (1.69%) VB.NET
15 33 (1.64%) Perl
16 31 (1.54%) Go
17 30 (1.49%) Ruby
18 28 (1.39%) Kotlin
18 28 (1.39%) TypeScript
19 27 (1.34%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 436 (21.67%) Degree
2 141 (7.01%) Security Cleared
3 97 (4.82%) SC Cleared
4 70 (3.48%) Computer Science Degree
5 63 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
6 47 (2.34%) Microsoft Certification
7 45 (2.24%) CCNA
8 40 (1.99%) CCNP
9 32 (1.59%) Numerate Degree
10 31 (1.54%) ISTQB
10 31 (1.54%) ITIL Certification
11 27 (1.34%) MCP
12 25 (1.24%) ISEB
12 25 (1.24%) MCSE
13 23 (1.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 18 (0.89%) PhD
15 17 (0.84%) PMI Certification
16 16 (0.80%) MCSA
17 14 (0.70%) A+ Certification
17 14 (0.70%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 139 (6.91%) QA
2 62 (3.08%) SLA
3 27 (1.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 11 (0.55%) Data Quality
4 11 (0.55%) PMO
5 10 (0.50%) ISO 22301
5 10 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 7 (0.35%) WCAG
7 4 (0.20%) GDPR
7 4 (0.20%) PCI DSS
8 3 (0.15%) GMP
8 3 (0.15%) Good Clinical Practice
8 3 (0.15%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.099%) GAAP
9 2 (0.099%) MiFID
9 2 (0.099%) MISRA
9 2 (0.099%) NIST
9 2 (0.099%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.099%) WAI
10 1 (0.050%) JSP 440
System Software
1 174 (8.65%) Active Directory
2 94 (4.67%) Docker
3 89 (4.42%) VMware Infrastructure
4 38 (1.89%) Firmware
5 34 (1.69%) Hyper-V
6 17 (0.84%) vSphere
7 14 (0.70%) Virtual Machines
8 12 (0.60%) DFS Replication
8 12 (0.60%) XenApp
9 11 (0.55%) BitLocker
9 11 (0.55%) NFS
10 10 (0.50%) KVM
10 10 (0.50%) VMware ESXi
11 9 (0.45%) XenDesktop
12 7 (0.35%) Terminal Services
13 6 (0.30%) iptables
13 6 (0.30%) QEMU
13 6 (0.30%) VMware NSX
13 6 (0.30%) Xen
14 4 (0.20%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 50 (2.49%) Ansible
2 36 (1.79%) SCCM
3 29 (1.44%) Kubernetes
4 25 (1.24%) Terraform
5 23 (1.14%) Puppet
6 13 (0.65%) Microsoft Intune
6 13 (0.65%) Nagios
7 12 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
8 11 (0.55%) BMC PATROL
8 11 (0.55%) Cisco CUCM
9 10 (0.50%) Single Sign-On
10 8 (0.40%) ZABBIX
11 7 (0.35%) Backup Exec
11 7 (0.35%) Cisco UCCX
12 6 (0.30%) cPanel
12 6 (0.30%) HAProxy
12 6 (0.30%) SELinux
13 5 (0.25%) HP ALM
13 5 (0.25%) MIIS
14 3 (0.15%) WSUS
Vendors
1 496 (24.65%) Microsoft
2 131 (6.51%) VMware
3 107 (5.32%) Oracle
4 105 (5.22%) Cisco
5 49 (2.44%) Juniper
5 49 (2.44%) SAP
6 47 (2.34%) Citrix
7 43 (2.14%) HP
8 39 (1.94%) Salesforce.com
9 38 (1.89%) Red Hat
10 26 (1.29%) Google
10 26 (1.29%) Tableau
11 25 (1.24%) IBM
12 23 (1.14%) F5
12 23 (1.14%) Xamarin
13 21 (1.04%) Dell
13 21 (1.04%) Remedy
14 20 (0.99%) EMC
15 18 (0.89%) CheckPoint
15 18 (0.89%) ServiceNow