Period
to 23 April 2021

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 23 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Problem-Solving
England > South West
6 months to
23 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 22 18 23
Rank change year-on-year -4 +5 -4
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 703 766 976
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South West 10.92% 10.85% 9.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.88% 11.94% 10.45%
Number of salaries quoted 417 580 729
10th Percentile £23,500 £26,250 £26,250
25th Percentile £32,500 £32,000 £32,375
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £42,089 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year +6.92% -0.97% -3.41%
75th Percentile £57,500 £55,000 £53,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,625 £65,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +3.26%

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 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 5,916 6,414 9,336
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 91.89% 90.86% 92.35%
Number of salaries quoted 4,427 5,229 7,257
10th Percentile £30,000 £27,289 £27,000
25th Percentile £36,500 £33,750 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
75th Percentile £58,750 £56,250 £56,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £67,350
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%

Problem-Solving
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing Problem-Solving as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing Problem-Solving in the South West over the 6 months to 23 April 2021.

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 23 April 2021. 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 -3 335 £46,500 +16.25% 63
Wiltshire +2 103 £50,000 +8.11% 25
Gloucestershire -22 78 £42,500 -5.56% 40
Somerset -4 51 £35,000 -17.65% 9
Dorset -11 50 £45,000 +11.11% 13
Devon -7 46 £35,000 -12.50% 18
Cornwall +7 24 £30,500 -49.17% 8
Problem-Solving
England

For the 6 months to 23 April 2021, 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.

1 244 (34.71%) Agile Software Development
2 169 (24.04%) Degree
3 163 (23.19%) Analytical Skills
4 157 (22.33%) JavaScript
5 142 (20.20%) SQL
6 140 (19.91%) Microsoft
7 134 (19.06%) Linux
8 125 (17.78%) Python
9 124 (17.64%) Windows
10 118 (16.79%) Java
11 110 (15.65%) Security Cleared
12 104 (14.79%) Software Engineering
13 102 (14.51%) Azure
14 101 (14.37%) Finance
15 92 (13.09%) HTML
16 90 (12.80%) Mentoring
17 86 (12.23%) Computer Science
18 83 (11.81%) PHP
19 78 (11.10%) AWS
20 77 (10.95%) MySQL
21 72 (10.24%) ITIL
22 71 (10.10%) DevOps
23 70 (9.96%) CSS
24 69 (9.82%) Scrum
25 68 (9.67%) Microsoft 365
26 65 (9.25%) TypeScript
27 63 (8.96%) Docker
27 63 (8.96%) React
27 63 (8.96%) .NET
27 63 (8.96%) C

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 16 (2.28%) SharePoint
2 13 (1.85%) MS Exchange
3 12 (1.71%) Confluence
4 11 (1.56%) Apache
5 9 (1.28%) WordPress
6 8 (1.14%) Apache Solr
7 7 (1.00%) Elasticsearch
7 7 (1.00%) nginx
8 6 (0.85%) Apache Spark
8 6 (0.85%) CMS
8 6 (0.85%) Drupal
9 5 (0.71%) IIS
9 5 (0.71%) NServiceBus
10 4 (0.57%) JBoss
10 4 (0.57%) Tomcat
11 3 (0.43%) ArcGIS
11 3 (0.43%) Skype for Business
12 2 (0.28%) Umbraco
13 1 (0.14%) Liferay
13 1 (0.14%) OpenStack
Applications
1 54 (7.68%) Microsoft Office
2 35 (4.98%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (1.28%) Spreadsheet
4 8 (1.14%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.71%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (0.71%) Simulink
6 4 (0.57%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.43%) Adobe XD
8 2 (0.28%) Gephi
9 1 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.14%) InVision
9 1 (0.14%) Marvel
9 1 (0.14%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 7 (1.00%) Payment Gateway
1 7 (1.00%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 6 (0.85%) Magento
3 1 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.14%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 102 (14.51%) Azure
2 78 (11.10%) AWS
3 68 (9.67%) Microsoft 365
4 58 (8.25%) SaaS
5 45 (6.40%) Power Platform
6 19 (2.70%) GitHub
7 14 (1.99%) GCP
8 9 (1.28%) Azure Active Directory
9 8 (1.14%) Cloud Computing
9 8 (1.14%) Dynamics 365
10 7 (1.00%) npm
11 6 (0.85%) IaaS
11 6 (0.85%) PaaS
12 5 (0.71%) Google Workspace
13 4 (0.57%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 4 (0.57%) AWS CloudFormation
13 4 (0.57%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 4 (0.57%) AWS Fargate
13 4 (0.57%) Azure Data Factory
13 4 (0.57%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 53 (7.54%) Internet
2 40 (5.69%) Wireless
3 37 (5.26%) Firewall
4 34 (4.84%) DNS
5 32 (4.55%) TCP/IP
6 18 (2.56%) Network Security
6 18 (2.56%) VPN
7 15 (2.13%) LAN
8 11 (1.56%) SSL
9 9 (1.28%) DHCP
10 8 (1.14%) HTTP
10 8 (1.14%) SAN
10 8 (1.14%) VoIP
11 7 (1.00%) BGP
11 7 (1.00%) Intrusion Detection
11 7 (1.00%) OSPF
11 7 (1.00%) Remote Desktop
12 6 (0.85%) Cisco ASA
12 6 (0.85%) Cisco IOS
12 6 (0.85%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (10.95%) MySQL
2 52 (7.40%) SQL Server
3 40 (5.69%) Power BI
4 30 (4.27%) NoSQL
5 28 (3.98%) Data Warehouse
6 21 (2.99%) PostgreSQL
6 21 (2.99%) Relational Database
7 20 (2.84%) MongoDB
8 18 (2.56%) Big Data
8 18 (2.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 17 (2.42%) GIS
9 17 (2.42%) Redis
10 14 (1.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 11 (1.56%) MariaDB
12 9 (1.28%) Data Mining
12 9 (1.28%) SQL Server 2008
13 7 (1.00%) Couchbase
13 7 (1.00%) Hadoop
13 7 (1.00%) Tableau
14 6 (0.85%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 52 (7.40%) Git (software)
2 38 (5.41%) JIRA
3 23 (3.27%) Jenkins
4 16 (2.28%) Selenium
5 12 (1.71%) Bitbucket
5 12 (1.71%) GitLab
6 10 (1.42%) Axure RP
6 10 (1.42%) JMeter
7 9 (1.28%) Bitbucket Server
8 8 (1.14%) Cucumber
8 8 (1.14%) Flyway
8 8 (1.14%) Maven
9 7 (1.00%) Ant
9 7 (1.00%) Hudson
9 7 (1.00%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (0.57%) IntelliJ
10 4 (0.57%) JUnit
10 4 (0.57%) Mockito
10 4 (0.57%) Rational DOORS
10 4 (0.57%) Subversion
General
1 101 (14.37%) Finance
2 51 (7.25%) Legal
3 44 (6.26%) Marketing
4 41 (5.83%) Aerospace
5 22 (3.13%) Public Sector
6 18 (2.56%) Telecoms
7 17 (2.42%) Law
7 17 (2.42%) Manufacturing
7 17 (2.42%) Military
8 14 (1.99%) Financial Institution
8 14 (1.99%) Games
9 12 (1.71%) Electronics
10 10 (1.42%) Automotive
10 10 (1.42%) Retail
11 7 (1.00%) Local Government
12 4 (0.57%) Back Office
12 4 (0.57%) French Language
13 3 (0.43%) Billing
13 3 (0.43%) Publishing
14 1 (0.14%) Banking
Job Titles
1 162 (23.04%) Developer
2 81 (11.52%) Analyst
3 61 (8.68%) Software Engineer
4 57 (8.11%) Senior Developer
5 49 (6.97%) PHP Developer
6 48 (6.83%) IT Support
7 40 (5.69%) Software Developer
7 40 (5.69%) Support Engineer
8 32 (4.55%) IT Engineer
9 31 (4.41%) IT Support Engineer
9 31 (4.41%) Systems Engineer
10 24 (3.41%) Administrator
10 24 (3.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 24 (3.41%) Trainee
11 21 (2.99%) Network Engineer
11 21 (2.99%) Senior PHP Developer
12 20 (2.84%) Cloud Engineer
12 20 (2.84%) Consultant
12 20 (2.84%) Java Developer
13 19 (2.70%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (13.09%) HTML
2 70 (9.96%) CSS
3 63 (8.96%) .NET
3 63 (8.96%) React
4 61 (8.68%) RESTful
5 56 (7.97%) Web Services
6 42 (5.97%) jQuery
7 40 (5.69%) HTML5
8 35 (4.98%) AngularJS
9 29 (4.13%) REST
10 27 (3.84%) Vue.js
11 26 (3.70%) Spring
12 25 (3.56%) LAMP
12 25 (3.56%) Laravel
13 18 (2.56%) CSS3
13 18 (2.56%) JSON
13 18 (2.56%) Node.js
14 17 (2.42%) .NET Core
15 16 (2.28%) .NET Framework
15 16 (2.28%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 163 (23.19%) Analytical Skills
2 46 (6.54%) Algorithms
2 46 (6.54%) Self-Motivation
3 43 (6.12%) Data Structures
4 40 (5.69%) Data Centre
4 40 (5.69%) Management Information System
4 40 (5.69%) User Experience
5 35 (4.98%) Public Cloud
6 29 (4.13%) Organisational Skills
7 28 (3.98%) Driving Licence
8 23 (3.27%) Mobile App
9 15 (2.13%) N-Tier
9 15 (2.13%) Robotics
10 13 (1.85%) Analytical Mindset
10 13 (1.85%) PKI
11 10 (1.42%) Client/Server
12 9 (1.28%) CAN bus
12 9 (1.28%) Cyberthreat
12 9 (1.28%) Smartphone
13 7 (1.00%) Cyber Kill Chain
Operating Systems
1 134 (19.06%) Linux
2 124 (17.64%) Windows
3 51 (7.25%) Windows Server
4 27 (3.84%) Windows 10
5 26 (3.70%) Android
6 19 (2.70%) Apple iOS
6 19 (2.70%) Mac OS
7 17 (2.42%) Windows Server 2012
8 15 (2.13%) Windows Server 2019
9 14 (1.99%) Windows Server 2016
10 13 (1.85%) Unix
11 9 (1.28%) Robot Operating System
12 7 (1.00%) Mac OS X
13 6 (0.85%) Embedded Linux
13 6 (0.85%) Windows Server 2008
14 2 (0.28%) Windows 8
15 1 (0.14%) Windows 7
15 1 (0.14%) Windows Phone
15 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2003
15 1 (0.14%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 244 (34.71%) Agile Software Development
2 104 (14.79%) Software Engineering
3 90 (12.80%) Mentoring
4 86 (12.23%) Computer Science
5 72 (10.24%) ITIL
6 71 (10.10%) DevOps
7 69 (9.82%) Scrum
8 59 (8.39%) Project Management
9 54 (7.68%) Analytics
10 53 (7.54%) Business Intelligence
11 52 (7.40%) Time Management
12 51 (7.25%) Coaching
12 51 (7.25%) Data Science
13 50 (7.11%) Fintech
13 50 (7.11%) OO
14 48 (6.83%) Decision-Making
14 48 (6.83%) MVC
15 46 (6.54%) Continuous Improvement
15 46 (6.54%) Continuous Integration
16 44 (6.26%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 157 (22.33%) JavaScript
2 142 (20.20%) SQL
3 125 (17.78%) Python
4 118 (16.79%) Java
5 83 (11.81%) PHP
6 65 (9.25%) TypeScript
7 63 (8.96%) C
7 63 (8.96%) C#
8 58 (8.25%) C++
9 34 (4.84%) Go
10 33 (4.69%) Bash Shell
11 21 (2.99%) PowerShell
12 20 (2.84%) T-SQL
13 18 (2.56%) R
14 15 (2.13%) Java 8
15 12 (1.71%) PL/SQL
16 7 (1.00%) Embedded C++
16 7 (1.00%) ES6
17 6 (0.85%) Perl
17 6 (0.85%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 169 (24.04%) Degree
2 110 (15.65%) Security Cleared
3 60 (8.53%) SC Cleared
4 42 (5.97%) Network+ Certification
5 39 (5.55%) Computer Science Degree
5 39 (5.55%) DV Cleared
6 33 (4.69%) Master's Degree
7 32 (4.55%) Linux+ Certification
8 30 (4.27%) Cisco Certification
9 29 (4.13%) CompTIA Security+
10 27 (3.84%) A+ Certification
10 27 (3.84%) CCNA
11 17 (2.42%) Server+ Certification
12 15 (2.13%) HNC
13 13 (1.85%) Microsoft Certification
14 12 (1.71%) HND
15 11 (1.56%) CEH
16 8 (1.14%) CISSP
17 7 (1.00%) Chartered Engineer
17 7 (1.00%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (5.12%) QA
2 27 (3.84%) SLA
3 17 (2.42%) GDPR
4 14 (1.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 13 (1.85%) PCI DSS
6 9 (1.28%) Data Quality
7 7 (1.00%) Def Stans
8 6 (0.85%) IEC 61131
9 5 (0.71%) IEC 61508
9 5 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 5 (0.71%) PMO
10 4 (0.57%) ARP4754
11 2 (0.28%) Cyber Essentials
11 2 (0.28%) DO-254
11 2 (0.28%) WCAG
12 1 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 12207
12 1 (0.14%) PMBOK
System Software
1 63 (8.96%) Docker
2 52 (7.40%) Active Directory
3 39 (5.55%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (1.71%) Hyper-V
5 8 (1.14%) VMware Workstation
6 7 (1.00%) VMware ESXi
6 7 (1.00%) XenApp
7 6 (0.85%) BitLocker
8 5 (0.71%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 5 (0.71%) Virtual Servers
8 5 (0.71%) VMware NSX
8 5 (0.71%) XenDesktop
9 3 (0.43%) Firmware
9 3 (0.43%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (0.28%) Apache Flume
10 2 (0.28%) KVM
10 2 (0.28%) pfSense
10 2 (0.28%) vSphere
10 2 (0.28%) Xen
11 1 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 43 (6.12%) Kubernetes
2 17 (2.42%) Ansible
3 11 (1.56%) SCCM
4 9 (1.28%) Grafana
4 9 (1.28%) Prometheus
5 8 (1.14%) Graphite
6 7 (1.00%) Kibana
6 7 (1.00%) Microsoft Intune
6 7 (1.00%) Terraform
7 6 (0.85%) Jamf Pro
8 5 (0.71%) EnCase
8 5 (0.71%) FortiGate
9 4 (0.57%) Cisco Prime
9 4 (0.57%) logstash
9 4 (0.57%) SolarWinds Orion
10 3 (0.43%) OPNET
10 3 (0.43%) Puppet
11 2 (0.28%) Nessus
11 2 (0.28%) Oozie
11 2 (0.28%) WSUS
Vendors
1 140 (19.91%) Microsoft
2 51 (7.25%) VMware
3 48 (6.83%) Oracle
4 45 (6.40%) Cisco
5 35 (4.98%) PagerDuty
6 22 (3.13%) Salesforce.com
7 19 (2.70%) Splunk
8 16 (2.28%) Twitter
9 15 (2.13%) Apple
10 14 (1.99%) Citrix
10 14 (1.99%) Google
11 13 (1.85%) Veeam
12 12 (1.71%) Juniper
12 12 (1.71%) Zend
13 10 (1.42%) SAP
14 9 (1.28%) Sophos
15 7 (1.00%) Atlassian
15 7 (1.00%) Dell
15 7 (1.00%) Remedy
15 7 (1.00%) SolarWinds