Period
to 26 March 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 26 March 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Problem-Solving
England > South West
6 months to
26 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 23 19 17
Rank change year-on-year -4 -2 +2
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 948 1,145 1,225
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 9.42% 11.09% 12.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.22% 12.17% 13.21%
Number of salaries quoted 734 842 1,018
South West median annual salary £42,500 £44,250 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.95% +10.63% +6.67%
10th Percentile £27,500 £22,750 £23,750
90th Percentile £66,250 £60,000 £58,750
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 9,278 9,409 9,270
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 92.21% 91.12% 91.77%
Number of salaries quoted 7,209 7,688 7,652
South West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +4.29% +1.88%
10th Percentile £27,000 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £63,750 £65,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £49,250
% change year-on-year +5.00% +1.52% +3.68%

Problem-Solving
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing Problem-Solving as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for Problem-Solving in the South West

Problem-Solving
Salary Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Problem-Solving in the South West.

Salary trend for Problem-Solving in the South West

Problem-Solving
Salary Histogram in the South West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Problem-Solving in the South West over the 6 months to 26 March 2019.

Salary histogram for Problem-Solving in the South West

Problem-Solving
Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 6 months to 26 March 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
Bristol +2 374 £42,500 -5.56% 21
Gloucestershire +10 151 £45,000 - 9
Somerset -3 109 £40,165 -5.50% 9
Devon +15 100 £45,000 +38.46% 9
Wiltshire -29 100 £42,500 -5.56% 11
Dorset -20 88 £35,000 -6.67% 4
Cornwall -7 25 £40,000 +14.29% 2
Problem-Solving
England

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 West region with a requirement for Problem-Solving.

1 273 (28.80%) Agile Software Development
2 254 (26.79%) Analytical Skills
3 235 (24.79%) SQL
4 194 (20.46%) Microsoft
5 183 (19.30%) JavaScript
6 179 (18.88%) Linux
7 166 (17.51%) Windows
8 163 (17.19%) Java
9 151 (15.93%) Finance
10 143 (15.08%) Amazon AWS
11 138 (14.56%) Git (software)
12 135 (14.24%) Microsoft Azure
13 133 (14.03%) Degree
14 129 (13.61%) SQL Server
15 126 (13.29%) Python
16 123 (12.97%) HTML
17 119 (12.55%) C#
18 115 (12.13%) C
18 115 (12.13%) Software Engineering
19 102 (10.76%) PHP
20 98 (10.34%) CSS
20 98 (10.34%) Security Cleared
21 93 (9.81%) ITIL
22 92 (9.70%) MySQL
23 91 (9.60%) Apache
24 86 (9.07%) Project Management
24 86 (9.07%) Scrum
25 79 (8.33%) TDD
26 77 (8.12%) .NET
27 74 (7.81%) LAMP

Problem-Solving
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 91 (9.60%) Apache
2 33 (3.48%) Apache Spark
3 31 (3.27%) nginx
4 29 (3.06%) MS Exchange
5 24 (2.53%) Elasticsearch
6 23 (2.43%) CMS
7 20 (2.11%) IIS
8 18 (1.90%) WordPress
9 17 (1.79%) eZ Publish
10 15 (1.58%) SharePoint
11 14 (1.48%) Skype for Business
12 12 (1.27%) Apache Pig
12 12 (1.27%) Apache Solr
13 10 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2010
14 8 (0.84%) SAS
14 8 (0.84%) Tomcat
15 6 (0.63%) Drupal
16 5 (0.53%) Oracle Service Bus
17 4 (0.42%) BizTalk Server
17 4 (0.42%) Confluence
Applications
1 65 (6.86%) Microsoft Office
2 30 (3.16%) Microsoft Excel
3 26 (2.74%) InVision
4 24 (2.53%) MS Visio
5 16 (1.69%) Photoshop
6 15 (1.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 15 (1.58%) Microsoft Project
7 8 (0.84%) SPSS
8 7 (0.74%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.11%) CATIA
9 1 (0.11%) Pro/ENGINEER
9 1 (0.11%) PTC Creo
9 1 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.11%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 11 (1.16%) Magento
2 6 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.53%) Shopify
4 3 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.21%) NetSuite
5 2 (0.21%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (0.21%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.21%) SAP IS-U
5 2 (0.21%) Teamcenter
6 1 (0.11%) Dynamics GP
6 1 (0.11%) Fredhopper
6 1 (0.11%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 143 (15.08%) Amazon AWS
2 135 (14.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 51 (5.38%) Google Cloud Platform
4 48 (5.06%) Office 365
5 28 (2.95%) SaaS
6 27 (2.85%) Google Compute Engine
7 24 (2.53%) Serverless
8 21 (2.22%) AWS Lambda
9 14 (1.48%) IaaS
9 14 (1.48%) PaaS
10 10 (1.05%) AWS CloudFormation
11 9 (0.95%) OpenShift
12 5 (0.53%) Adobe Creative Cloud
12 5 (0.53%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 5 (0.53%) Azure Data Factory
12 5 (0.53%) Datadog
12 5 (0.53%) NuGet
13 4 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
13 4 (0.42%) Dynamics 365
14 3 (0.32%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 54 (5.70%) Firewall
2 31 (3.27%) Internet
3 28 (2.95%) DNS
4 24 (2.53%) HTTP
5 23 (2.43%) LAN
6 16 (1.69%) DHCP
7 15 (1.58%) Skype
8 14 (1.48%) WAN
9 12 (1.27%) TCP/IP
10 11 (1.16%) Network Security
10 11 (1.16%) Software-Defined Radio
10 11 (1.16%) SSL
10 11 (1.16%) Wireless
11 10 (1.05%) SAN
11 10 (1.05%) VoIP
12 9 (0.95%) Cisco ASA
12 9 (0.95%) Cisco Nexus
13 7 (0.74%) Cisco Firepower
13 7 (0.74%) VLAN
13 7 (0.74%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 129 (13.61%) SQL Server
2 92 (9.70%) MySQL
3 38 (4.01%) Big Data
4 36 (3.80%) MongoDB
5 27 (2.85%) NoSQL
6 25 (2.64%) Data Warehouse
6 25 (2.64%) QlikView
6 25 (2.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 21 (2.22%) Neo4j
7 21 (2.22%) Spotfire
8 18 (1.90%) Hadoop
8 18 (1.90%) Power BI
9 17 (1.79%) Oracle Database
9 17 (1.79%) Redis
10 16 (1.69%) PostgreSQL
11 14 (1.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 12 (1.27%) HBase
13 11 (1.16%) DB2
14 10 (1.05%) Geospatial Data
15 9 (0.95%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 138 (14.56%) Git (software)
2 52 (5.49%) Jenkins
3 37 (3.90%) JIRA
4 25 (2.64%) Eclipse
4 25 (2.64%) Selenium
5 23 (2.43%) Bitbucket
6 21 (2.22%) Cucumber
6 21 (2.22%) Mercurial
7 17 (1.79%) IntelliJ
8 15 (1.58%) Maven
9 13 (1.37%) Subversion
9 13 (1.37%) Team Foundation Server
10 12 (1.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 12 (1.27%) NetBeans
10 12 (1.27%) Visual Studio
11 11 (1.16%) Balsamiq Mockups
11 11 (1.16%) SpecFlow
11 11 (1.16%) webpack
12 10 (1.05%) JUnit
13 9 (0.95%) Jasmine
General
1 151 (15.93%) Finance
2 51 (5.38%) Retail
3 46 (4.85%) Marketing
4 36 (3.80%) Manufacturing
5 32 (3.38%) Telecoms
6 23 (2.43%) Electronics
7 14 (1.48%) Local Government
8 11 (1.16%) Banking
9 10 (1.05%) Law
10 9 (0.95%) Games
11 5 (0.53%) Back Office
11 5 (0.53%) Multimedia
12 4 (0.42%) Front Office
12 4 (0.42%) Legal
12 4 (0.42%) Military
13 2 (0.21%) Billing
13 2 (0.21%) Investment Banking
14 1 (0.11%) Aerospace
14 1 (0.11%) Automotive
14 1 (0.11%) French Language
Job Titles
1 234 (24.68%) Developer
2 147 (15.51%) Analyst
3 71 (7.49%) Software Engineer
4 61 (6.43%) Senior Developer
5 52 (5.49%) PHP Developer
6 51 (5.38%) Business Analyst
6 51 (5.38%) Software Developer
7 50 (5.27%) Support Engineer
8 46 (4.85%) Java Developer
9 44 (4.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 38 (4.01%) Consultant
11 37 (3.90%) IT Engineer
12 29 (3.06%) Support Analyst
13 28 (2.95%) .NET Developer
13 28 (2.95%) React Developer
13 28 (2.95%) Web Developer
14 26 (2.74%) Architect
14 26 (2.74%) Systems Engineer
14 26 (2.74%) Technical Support
15 25 (2.64%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 123 (12.97%) HTML
2 98 (10.34%) CSS
3 77 (8.12%) .NET
4 74 (7.81%) LAMP
5 62 (6.54%) Web Services
6 61 (6.43%) Node.js
7 59 (6.22%) REST
8 56 (5.91%) AngularJS
9 52 (5.49%) JSON
10 51 (5.38%) Spring
10 51 (5.38%) XML
11 50 (5.27%) jQuery
11 50 (5.27%) React
12 31 (3.27%) ASP.NET
12 31 (3.27%) Hibernate
12 31 (3.27%) HTML5
13 29 (3.06%) JPA
14 28 (2.95%) LEMP Stack
15 27 (2.85%) Ajax
15 27 (2.85%) HHVM
Miscellaneous
1 254 (26.79%) Analytical Skills
2 54 (5.70%) User Experience
3 53 (5.59%) Self-Motivation
4 48 (5.06%) Greenfield Project
5 47 (4.96%) Fintech
6 44 (4.64%) Algorithms
7 30 (3.16%) Management Information System
8 15 (1.58%) Replication
9 14 (1.48%) Enterprise Software
10 12 (1.27%) CESG
10 12 (1.27%) CMDB
11 11 (1.16%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 11 (1.16%) Verilog
11 11 (1.16%) VHDL
12 10 (1.05%) Analytical Mindset
12 10 (1.05%) Clustering
12 10 (1.05%) Data Centre
12 10 (1.05%) Internet of Things
12 10 (1.05%) Public Cloud
13 9 (0.95%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 179 (18.88%) Linux
2 166 (17.51%) Windows
3 63 (6.65%) Windows Server
4 47 (4.96%) Unix
5 45 (4.75%) Ubuntu
6 27 (2.85%) Debian
7 24 (2.53%) Windows Server 2012
8 22 (2.32%) Apple iOS
8 22 (2.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 22 (2.32%) Windows 10
9 20 (2.11%) Android
10 19 (2.00%) Windows Server 2008
11 12 (1.27%) CentOS
12 11 (1.16%) Embedded Linux
13 10 (1.05%) Solaris
13 10 (1.05%) Windows 7
14 7 (0.74%) Windows Server 2003
15 5 (0.53%) DC/OS
16 1 (0.11%) Mac OS X
16 1 (0.11%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 273 (28.80%) Agile Software Development
2 115 (12.13%) Software Engineering
3 93 (9.81%) ITIL
4 86 (9.07%) Project Management
4 86 (9.07%) Scrum
5 79 (8.33%) TDD
6 74 (7.81%) Analytics
7 71 (7.49%) Test Automation
8 70 (7.38%) DevOps
9 69 (7.28%) MVC
10 65 (6.86%) Continuous Integration
11 62 (6.54%) Business Intelligence
11 62 (6.54%) Microservices
12 61 (6.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 61 (6.43%) Unit Testing
13 60 (6.33%) Computer Science
14 56 (5.91%) SDLC
14 56 (5.91%) Visualisation
15 54 (5.70%) Business Analysis
15 54 (5.70%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 235 (24.79%) SQL
2 183 (19.30%) JavaScript
3 163 (17.19%) Java
4 126 (13.29%) Python
5 119 (12.55%) C#
6 115 (12.13%) C
7 102 (10.76%) PHP
8 67 (7.07%) PowerShell
9 61 (6.43%) C++
10 50 (5.27%) Bash Shell
11 43 (4.54%) Shell Script
12 38 (4.01%) Ruby
13 29 (3.06%) TypeScript
14 28 (2.95%) Scala
15 27 (2.85%) T-SQL
16 24 (2.53%) Perl
17 18 (1.90%) ES6
18 16 (1.69%) Cypher
18 16 (1.69%) Erlang
19 15 (1.58%) R
Qualifications
1 133 (14.03%) Degree
2 98 (10.34%) Security Cleared
3 60 (6.33%) DV Cleared
4 56 (5.91%) SC Cleared
5 46 (4.85%) Computer Science Degree
6 21 (2.22%) Microsoft Certification
7 17 (1.79%) CISSP
8 15 (1.58%) ISEB
9 13 (1.37%) Cisco Certification
10 12 (1.27%) ISTQB
10 12 (1.27%) MCSA
11 8 (0.84%) CCNA
11 8 (0.84%) CESG Certified Professional
11 8 (0.84%) CLAS
12 7 (0.74%) ITIL Certification
12 7 (0.74%) PhD
13 6 (0.63%) AWS Certification
13 6 (0.63%) CISM
13 6 (0.63%) MCSE
13 6 (0.63%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (3.27%) Data Quality
1 31 (3.27%) SLA
2 15 (1.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (1.58%) PMO
3 10 (1.05%) QA
4 8 (0.84%) RMADS
5 7 (0.74%) GDPR
6 2 (0.21%) Def Stans
6 2 (0.21%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.21%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.11%) IEC 61508
7 1 (0.11%) ISO 13485
7 1 (0.11%) NEBOSH
System Software
1 63 (6.65%) Active Directory
2 53 (5.59%) Docker
3 51 (5.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 48 (5.06%) Hyper-V
5 31 (3.27%) Virtual Machines
6 16 (1.69%) Oracle RAC
7 12 (1.27%) HDFS
8 9 (0.95%) vSphere
9 6 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
9 6 (0.63%) XenDesktop
10 5 (0.53%) VirtualBox
10 5 (0.53%) VMware Workstation
11 4 (0.42%) Virtual Servers
12 3 (0.32%) oVirt
12 3 (0.32%) RHEV
12 3 (0.32%) XenApp
13 1 (0.11%) BitLocker
13 1 (0.11%) Btrfs
13 1 (0.11%) Ceph
13 1 (0.11%) KVM
Systems Management
1 40 (4.22%) Puppet
2 31 (3.27%) Kubernetes
3 28 (2.95%) Opscode Chef
4 25 (2.64%) SCVMM
5 23 (2.43%) Ansible
6 15 (1.58%) Terraform
7 13 (1.37%) SCCM
8 12 (1.27%) Hadoop YARN
9 9 (0.95%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
9 9 (0.95%) ZABBIX
10 7 (0.74%) Cacti
11 6 (0.63%) Docker Swarm
11 6 (0.63%) vCenter Server
12 5 (0.53%) McAfee ePO
12 5 (0.53%) Packer
13 4 (0.42%) SCOM
14 3 (0.32%) AirWatch
14 3 (0.32%) FortiGate
14 3 (0.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 2 (0.21%) Grafana
Vendors
1 194 (20.46%) Microsoft
2 72 (7.59%) Oracle
3 63 (6.65%) VMware
4 46 (4.85%) Google
5 37 (3.90%) Cisco
6 30 (3.16%) Juniper
6 30 (3.16%) Tableau
7 24 (2.53%) SAP
8 22 (2.32%) Red Hat
9 21 (2.22%) Adobe
10 16 (1.69%) HP
11 14 (1.48%) ServiceNow
12 12 (1.27%) Cognos
13 9 (0.95%) Cypress Semiconductor
13 9 (0.95%) Intel
14 8 (0.84%) Apple
15 7 (0.74%) DataCore
15 7 (0.74%) Meraki
15 7 (0.74%) Splunk
15 7 (0.74%) Sybase