Period
to 24 May 2020

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

Problem-Solving
England > South West
6 months to
24 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 20 21 19
Rank change year-on-year +1 -2 -1
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 621 988 1,234
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South West 10.45% 10.05% 11.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.49% 10.93% 12.48%
Number of salaries quoted 508 766 946
Median annual salary £42,178 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -0.76% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,175 £25,250 £22,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £64,375
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,125 £47,500
% change year-on-year +6.10% -0.79% +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 5,406 9,037 9,890
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 90.98% 91.90% 92.43%
Number of salaries quoted 4,371 7,033 8,116
Median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +1.19%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £68,750 £66,250 £65,000
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 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 24 May 2020.

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 24 May 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
Bristol -2 218 £42,178 -0.76% 17
Somerset +14 98 £42,500 +11.30% 8
Gloucestershire -5 97 £45,000 - 7
Wiltshire +20 91 £50,500 +34.67% 4
Devon -6 52 £40,000 -11.11% 17
Dorset -2 45 £40,000 +14.29% 3
Cornwall -1 12 £58,750 +23.68%
Problem-Solving
England

For the 6 months to 24 May 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 West region with a requirement for Problem-Solving.

1 188 (30.27%) Analytical Skills
2 177 (28.50%) Agile Software Development
3 150 (24.15%) Windows
4 142 (22.87%) Microsoft
5 132 (21.26%) JavaScript
6 121 (19.48%) SQL
7 112 (18.04%) Degree
8 107 (17.23%) Azure
9 97 (15.62%) .NET
10 93 (14.98%) Finance
11 92 (14.81%) Office 365
12 89 (14.33%) Linux
12 89 (14.33%) Software Engineering
13 88 (14.17%) C#
14 87 (14.01%) Java
15 82 (13.20%) C
16 81 (13.04%) HTML
16 81 (13.04%) AWS
17 80 (12.88%) Windows Server
18 76 (12.24%) Python
18 76 (12.24%) Active Directory
19 74 (11.92%) SQL Server
20 72 (11.59%) Test Automation
21 67 (10.79%) ITIL
22 64 (10.31%) MVC
23 61 (9.82%) MySQL
24 60 (9.66%) PHP
24 60 (9.66%) VMware
25 57 (9.18%) DevOps
25 57 (9.18%) Mentoring

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 40 (6.44%) SharePoint
2 26 (4.19%) Apache
3 21 (3.38%) CMS
4 20 (3.22%) Confluence
5 15 (2.42%) MS Exchange
5 15 (2.42%) Skype for Business
6 12 (1.93%) Drupal
7 8 (1.29%) nginx
8 5 (0.81%) Apache Solr
8 5 (0.81%) JBoss
9 4 (0.64%) SharePoint Server
9 4 (0.64%) Sitecore CMS
9 4 (0.64%) WebSphere
10 3 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2013
10 3 (0.48%) SAS
10 3 (0.48%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2010
11 2 (0.32%) Oracle Workflow
11 2 (0.32%) WildFly
11 2 (0.32%) WordPress
Applications
1 38 (6.12%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (2.74%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.81%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.64%) InfoPath
4 4 (0.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.32%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.16%) Gephi
6 1 (0.16%) Simulink
6 1 (0.16%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 12 (1.93%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 5 (0.81%) Magento
2 5 (0.81%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (0.64%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
4 3 (0.48%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (0.48%) Oracle iProcurement
5 2 (0.32%) NetSuite
5 2 (0.32%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.32%) Oracle FAH
5 2 (0.32%) Oracle Payables
5 2 (0.32%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle iRecruitment
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 107 (17.23%) Azure
2 92 (14.81%) Office 365
3 81 (13.04%) AWS
4 22 (3.54%) SaaS
5 17 (2.74%) Dynamics 365
5 17 (2.74%) Power Platform
6 12 (1.93%) GitHub
7 9 (1.45%) GCP
8 7 (1.13%) Cloud Computing
9 6 (0.97%) Amazon SQS
9 6 (0.97%) AWS Lambda
9 6 (0.97%) OneDrive
9 6 (0.97%) Serverless
10 5 (0.81%) Azure Active Directory
11 4 (0.64%) DigitalOcean
12 3 (0.48%) Salesforce Service Cloud
13 2 (0.32%) Force.com
13 2 (0.32%) Google Analytics
13 2 (0.32%) NuGet
13 2 (0.32%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 49 (7.89%) Firewall
2 42 (6.76%) WAN
3 39 (6.28%) DNS
3 39 (6.28%) LAN
4 32 (5.15%) Wireless
5 27 (4.35%) Skype
5 27 (4.35%) VLAN
6 26 (4.19%) VPN
7 22 (3.54%) Cisco ASA
7 22 (3.54%) TCP/IP
7 22 (3.54%) VoIP
8 21 (3.38%) Network Security
9 18 (2.90%) DHCP
10 15 (2.42%) Wi-Fi
11 14 (2.25%) MPLS
12 13 (2.09%) BGP
12 13 (2.09%) Cisco Nexus
12 13 (2.09%) OSPF
13 12 (1.93%) EIGRP
13 12 (1.93%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (11.92%) SQL Server
2 61 (9.82%) MySQL
3 39 (6.28%) MongoDB
4 15 (2.42%) Power BI
4 15 (2.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 14 (2.25%) PostgreSQL
6 13 (2.09%) NoSQL
6 13 (2.09%) Relational Database
7 9 (1.45%) SQL Server 2012
8 7 (1.13%) Couchbase
8 7 (1.13%) Crystal Reports
9 6 (0.97%) Big Data
9 6 (0.97%) Oracle Reports
10 5 (0.81%) Data Mining
10 5 (0.81%) Data Warehouse
10 5 (0.81%) RDBMS
10 5 (0.81%) Redis
11 3 (0.48%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 3 (0.48%) MariaDB
11 3 (0.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 46 (7.41%) JIRA
2 35 (5.64%) Selenium
3 29 (4.67%) Cucumber
4 21 (3.38%) Bitbucket
5 16 (2.58%) Git (software)
5 16 (2.58%) Protractor
6 14 (2.25%) Jenkins
7 13 (2.09%) webpack
8 12 (1.93%) SpecFlow
9 7 (1.13%) Babel
10 6 (0.97%) Bitbucket Server
10 6 (0.97%) Jasmine
10 6 (0.97%) JMeter
10 6 (0.97%) Visual Studio
11 5 (0.81%) Hudson
11 5 (0.81%) Subversion
11 5 (0.81%) Team Foundation Server
12 4 (0.64%) git-flow
12 4 (0.64%) Karma Test Runner
13 3 (0.48%) WebDriver
General
1 93 (14.98%) Finance
2 37 (5.96%) Aerospace
3 35 (5.64%) Marketing
4 25 (4.03%) Retail
5 21 (3.38%) Telecoms
6 19 (3.06%) Banking
7 14 (2.25%) Manufacturing
8 12 (1.93%) Legal
9 11 (1.77%) Military
9 11 (1.77%) Public Sector
10 10 (1.61%) Back Office
11 9 (1.45%) Electronics
12 5 (0.81%) General Ledger
12 5 (0.81%) Housing Association
12 5 (0.81%) Law
13 3 (0.48%) Advertising
13 3 (0.48%) Games
14 1 (0.16%) Financial Institution
14 1 (0.16%) Local Government
14 1 (0.16%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 148 (23.83%) Developer
2 65 (10.47%) Analyst
3 58 (9.34%) Software Developer
4 52 (8.37%) Software Engineer
5 36 (5.80%) Support Engineer
6 35 (5.64%) Consultant
6 35 (5.64%) IT Support
7 31 (4.99%) .NET Developer
8 29 (4.67%) Full Stack Developer
8 29 (4.67%) Systems Engineer
9 27 (4.35%) Support Analyst
10 21 (3.38%) 2nd Line Support
11 19 (3.06%) Java Developer
11 19 (3.06%) Senior Developer
12 17 (2.74%) .NET Software Developer
12 17 (2.74%) C# Developer
12 17 (2.74%) IT Engineer
12 17 (2.74%) Network Consultant
12 17 (2.74%) Tester
13 16 (2.58%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 97 (15.62%) .NET
2 81 (13.04%) HTML
3 51 (8.21%) jQuery
4 50 (8.05%) AngularJS
5 48 (7.73%) Web Services
6 46 (7.41%) Node.js
7 45 (7.25%) React
8 39 (6.28%) CSS
9 35 (5.64%) RESTful
10 29 (4.67%) .NET Framework
10 29 (4.67%) Vue.js
11 27 (4.35%) HTML5
12 25 (4.03%) ASP.NET
13 23 (3.70%) REST
13 23 (3.70%) XML
14 21 (3.38%) LAMP
15 20 (3.22%) Spring
16 17 (2.74%) JSON
17 15 (2.42%) React Native
18 14 (2.25%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 188 (30.27%) Analytical Skills
2 37 (5.96%) Self-Motivation
3 23 (3.70%) Driving Licence
3 23 (3.70%) Management Information System
4 20 (3.22%) Data Centre
5 16 (2.58%) Algorithms
6 14 (2.25%) User Experience
7 13 (2.09%) iPad
7 13 (2.09%) iPhone
8 11 (1.77%) Enterprise Software
9 10 (1.61%) Client/Server
9 10 (1.61%) N-Tier
10 8 (1.29%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 8 (1.29%) Greenfield Project
10 8 (1.29%) Verilog
10 8 (1.29%) VHDL
11 7 (1.13%) Data Structures
11 7 (1.13%) Mobile App
11 7 (1.13%) Video Conferencing
12 5 (0.81%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 150 (24.15%) Windows
2 89 (14.33%) Linux
3 80 (12.88%) Windows Server
4 34 (5.48%) Windows 10
5 21 (3.38%) Android
6 18 (2.90%) Windows Server 2012
7 15 (2.42%) Windows 7
7 15 (2.42%) Windows Server 2008
8 12 (1.93%) Apple iOS
8 12 (1.93%) Windows Server 2019
9 10 (1.61%) Windows Server 2016
10 9 (1.45%) Unix
11 7 (1.13%) CentOS
11 7 (1.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (0.64%) Solaris
13 2 (0.32%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.32%) VMS
14 1 (0.16%) AIX
14 1 (0.16%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.16%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 177 (28.50%) Agile Software Development
2 89 (14.33%) Software Engineering
3 72 (11.59%) Test Automation
4 67 (10.79%) ITIL
5 64 (10.31%) MVC
6 57 (9.18%) DevOps
6 57 (9.18%) Mentoring
7 56 (9.02%) Customer Requirements
8 51 (8.21%) Scrum
9 45 (7.25%) Continuous Integration
10 44 (7.09%) Time Management
11 41 (6.60%) Analytics
12 40 (6.44%) OO
13 38 (6.12%) CRM
14 37 (5.96%) Information Security
14 37 (5.96%) TDD
15 36 (5.80%) Continuous Delivery
16 33 (5.31%) Continuous Improvement
17 32 (5.15%) Data Science
17 32 (5.15%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 132 (21.26%) JavaScript
2 121 (19.48%) SQL
3 88 (14.17%) C#
4 87 (14.01%) Java
5 82 (13.20%) C
6 76 (12.24%) Python
7 60 (9.66%) PHP
8 42 (6.76%) TypeScript
9 32 (5.15%) Ruby
10 26 (4.19%) C++
10 26 (4.19%) PowerShell
11 23 (3.70%) Go
12 18 (2.90%) Embedded C
13 13 (2.09%) Objective-C
13 13 (2.09%) VB.NET
14 12 (1.93%) PL/SQL
15 9 (1.45%) Bash Shell
15 9 (1.45%) T-SQL
16 6 (0.97%) Java 8
17 5 (0.81%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 112 (18.04%) Degree
2 52 (8.37%) Security Cleared
3 46 (7.41%) Cisco Certification
4 38 (6.12%) SC Cleared
5 26 (4.19%) CCNA
5 26 (4.19%) CCNP
6 19 (3.06%) Chartered Engineer
7 18 (2.90%) Microsoft Certification
8 17 (2.74%) ISTQB
9 14 (2.25%) HND
10 12 (1.93%) DV Cleared
11 11 (1.77%) HNC
11 11 (1.77%) ISEB
11 11 (1.77%) MCSA
12 9 (1.45%) CCDP
13 8 (1.29%) CCIE
13 8 (1.29%) CCIE Routing and Switching
13 8 (1.29%) ITIL Certification
14 7 (1.13%) CEH
14 7 (1.13%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (5.80%) SLA
2 30 (4.83%) QA
3 13 (2.09%) Def Stans
4 9 (1.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (1.13%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.64%) COBIT
6 4 (0.64%) ISO 15022
6 4 (0.64%) ISO 20022
7 3 (0.48%) Cyber Essentials
7 3 (0.48%) HAZOP
7 3 (0.48%) ISO 14001
7 3 (0.48%) ISO 22301
7 3 (0.48%) ISO 31000
7 3 (0.48%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 3 (0.48%) NCSC
7 3 (0.48%) NIST
8 2 (0.32%) ARP4754
8 2 (0.32%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.32%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 76 (12.24%) Active Directory
2 42 (6.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (6.28%) Docker
4 18 (2.90%) VMware ESXi
5 12 (1.93%) Hyper-V
6 8 (1.29%) Firmware
7 3 (0.48%) vSphere
8 2 (0.32%) Btrfs
8 2 (0.32%) Ceph
8 2 (0.32%) DRBD
8 2 (0.32%) KVM
8 2 (0.32%) Xen
9 1 (0.16%) Apache Flume
9 1 (0.16%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.16%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 18 (2.90%) Cisco Prime
2 15 (2.42%) Kubernetes
3 13 (2.09%) vCenter Server
4 9 (1.45%) SCCM
5 8 (1.29%) Ansible
6 6 (0.97%) Terraform
7 5 (0.81%) FortiGate
8 4 (0.64%) WSUS
9 3 (0.48%) BMC PATROL
9 3 (0.48%) Single Sign-On
10 2 (0.32%) Check_MK
10 2 (0.32%) HP ALM
10 2 (0.32%) Nagios
11 1 (0.16%) CASB
11 1 (0.16%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
11 1 (0.16%) Kibana
11 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Intune
11 1 (0.16%) Oozie
Vendors
1 142 (22.87%) Microsoft
2 60 (9.66%) VMware
3 54 (8.70%) Cisco
4 47 (7.57%) Oracle
5 24 (3.86%) Meraki
6 19 (3.06%) Atlassian
6 19 (3.06%) Salesforce.com
6 19 (3.06%) SolarWinds
7 12 (1.93%) Apple
7 12 (1.93%) MuleSoft
8 11 (1.77%) CheckPoint
8 11 (1.77%) Google
9 9 (1.45%) Citrix
10 8 (1.29%) Red Hat
10 8 (1.29%) Tableau
11 7 (1.13%) Brocade
11 7 (1.13%) Mapbox
12 6 (0.97%) HP
13 5 (0.81%) Centrify
13 5 (0.81%) Progress