Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Problem-Solving
England > South West
6 months to
22 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 31 21 22
Rank change year-on-year -10 +1 -3
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 274 1,046 1,008
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South West 8.27% 10.60% 9.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.01% 11.59% 10.48%
Number of salaries quoted 243 823 793
Median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £25,750 £22,750 £23,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £62,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +10.53% - +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 3,042 9,027 9,614
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 91.82% 91.45% 92.73%
Number of salaries quoted 2,443 7,158 7,915
Median annual salary £46,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% +1.19%
10th Percentile £28,750 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £71,250 £67,500 £66,250
England median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +9.52% +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 22 September 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 22 September 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 -15 64 £42,500 +2.41% 30
Wiltshire +5 62 £62,500 +76.06% 6
Gloucestershire +3 51 £35,000 -22.22% 13
Devon -2 33 £40,000 -11.11% 16
Somerset -18 20 £47,500 +24.39% 7
Dorset -16 19 £45,000 +24.14% 8
Cornwall 0 14 £65,000 +73.33% 1
Problem-Solving
England

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

1 100 (36.50%) Agile Software Development
2 93 (33.94%) Analytical Skills
3 83 (30.29%) JavaScript
4 66 (24.09%) AWS
5 65 (23.72%) SQL
6 61 (22.26%) HTML
6 61 (22.26%) Azure
7 60 (21.90%) Linux
8 58 (21.17%) Microsoft
9 57 (20.80%) Windows
10 50 (18.25%) Java
11 49 (17.88%) MySQL
11 49 (17.88%) Degree
12 46 (16.79%) ITIL
12 46 (16.79%) DevOps
13 45 (16.42%) PHP
13 45 (16.42%) Security Cleared
14 42 (15.33%) MVC
15 41 (14.96%) Test Automation
16 38 (13.87%) Finance
17 37 (13.50%) Scrum
18 36 (13.14%) jQuery
19 32 (11.68%) Continuous Integration
20 31 (11.31%) SC Cleared
20 31 (11.31%) CSS
21 30 (10.95%) Python
21 30 (10.95%) Information Security
22 29 (10.58%) .NET
22 29 (10.58%) Windows Server
23 28 (10.22%) Office 365

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 22 (8.03%) Apache
2 14 (5.11%) SharePoint
3 9 (3.28%) Confluence
4 6 (2.19%) Skype for Business
5 5 (1.82%) Apache Solr
5 5 (1.82%) MS Exchange
5 5 (1.82%) nginx
6 4 (1.46%) CMS
7 3 (1.09%) Drupal
7 3 (1.09%) JBoss
8 2 (0.73%) IIS
8 2 (0.73%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.73%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.36%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.36%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.36%) ColdFusion
9 1 (0.36%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.36%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.36%) Umbraco
Applications
1 13 (4.74%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (4.01%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.73%) Sketch
4 1 (0.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.36%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (2.19%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (1.46%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (1.09%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 2 (0.73%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
4 2 (0.73%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 1 (0.36%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
5 1 (0.36%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.36%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 66 (24.09%) AWS
2 61 (22.26%) Azure
3 28 (10.22%) Office 365
4 18 (6.57%) SaaS
5 12 (4.38%) Power Platform
6 9 (3.28%) GitHub
7 5 (1.82%) Dynamics 365
7 5 (1.82%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 4 (1.46%) GCP
8 4 (1.46%) PaaS
9 3 (1.09%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 3 (1.09%) AWS CloudFormation
9 3 (1.09%) Force.com
9 3 (1.09%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
10 2 (0.73%) AWS Lambda
10 2 (0.73%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.73%) Datadog
10 2 (0.73%) Google Tag Manager
10 2 (0.73%) npm
10 2 (0.73%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 17 (6.20%) Firewall
2 16 (5.84%) Skype
2 16 (5.84%) Wireless
3 14 (5.11%) DNS
4 13 (4.74%) LAN
4 13 (4.74%) WAN
5 10 (3.65%) Cisco ASA
6 9 (3.28%) DHCP
6 9 (3.28%) VoIP
6 9 (3.28%) VPN
7 8 (2.92%) TCP/IP
8 7 (2.55%) Internet
8 7 (2.55%) Network Security
8 7 (2.55%) VLAN
9 6 (2.19%) Cisco Nexus
10 5 (1.82%) Wi-Fi
11 4 (1.46%) BGP
11 4 (1.46%) Cisco Firepower
11 4 (1.46%) EIGRP
11 4 (1.46%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (17.88%) MySQL
2 25 (9.12%) SQL Server
3 15 (5.47%) MongoDB
4 12 (4.38%) Power BI
5 11 (4.01%) Relational Database
6 10 (3.65%) NoSQL
6 10 (3.65%) PostgreSQL
7 8 (2.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 6 (2.19%) Redis
9 5 (1.82%) Big Data
9 5 (1.82%) Couchbase
9 5 (1.82%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (1.46%) QlikView
10 4 (1.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 2 (0.73%) Amazon RDS
11 2 (0.73%) Crystal Reports
11 2 (0.73%) OLAP
11 2 (0.73%) Oracle Database
12 1 (0.36%) MariaDB
12 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 28 (10.22%) JIRA
2 19 (6.93%) Git (software)
3 18 (6.57%) Jenkins
4 16 (5.84%) Selenium
5 14 (5.11%) Cucumber
6 9 (3.28%) Bitbucket Server
6 9 (3.28%) Hudson
7 7 (2.55%) Bitbucket
8 5 (1.82%) JMeter
8 5 (1.82%) Maven
8 5 (1.82%) WebDriver
9 4 (1.46%) JUnit
10 3 (1.09%) webpack
11 2 (0.73%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 2 (0.73%) Eclipse
11 2 (0.73%) JIRA Agile
11 2 (0.73%) Liquibase
11 2 (0.73%) Vagrant
12 1 (0.36%) Mockito
12 1 (0.36%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 38 (13.87%) Finance
2 23 (8.39%) Public Sector
3 17 (6.20%) Marketing
3 17 (6.20%) Telecoms
4 10 (3.65%) Manufacturing
5 9 (3.28%) Electronics
5 9 (3.28%) Retail
6 8 (2.92%) Legal
7 5 (1.82%) Banking
8 4 (1.46%) Military
9 3 (1.09%) Advertising
9 3 (1.09%) Law
9 3 (1.09%) Local Government
10 2 (0.73%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.73%) Games
10 2 (0.73%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.36%) Back Office
11 1 (0.36%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.36%) French Language
11 1 (0.36%) German Language
Job Titles
1 86 (31.39%) Developer
2 36 (13.14%) Software Developer
3 25 (9.12%) Analyst
4 20 (7.30%) Full Stack Developer
4 20 (7.30%) Support Engineer
5 16 (5.84%) Consultant
5 16 (5.84%) IT Support
6 15 (5.47%) Software Engineer
7 13 (4.74%) Java Developer
8 12 (4.38%) DevOps Engineer
8 12 (4.38%) Senior Developer
9 11 (4.01%) IT Engineer
10 10 (3.65%) Support Analyst
11 9 (3.28%) PHP Developer
11 9 (3.28%) Tester
12 7 (2.55%) .NET Developer
12 7 (2.55%) 1st Line Support
12 7 (2.55%) Architect
12 7 (2.55%) IT Support Engineer
12 7 (2.55%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (22.26%) HTML
2 36 (13.14%) jQuery
3 31 (11.31%) CSS
4 29 (10.58%) .NET
5 22 (8.03%) Web Services
6 20 (7.30%) LAMP
7 19 (6.93%) RESTful
8 18 (6.57%) Node.js
9 15 (5.47%) React
10 11 (4.01%) RabbitMQ
10 11 (4.01%) XML
11 10 (3.65%) HTML5
11 10 (3.65%) JSON
12 9 (3.28%) AngularJS
12 9 (3.28%) Spring
12 9 (3.28%) Vue.js
13 8 (2.92%) REST
14 6 (2.19%) .NET Framework
14 6 (2.19%) J2EE
14 6 (2.19%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 93 (33.94%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (7.66%) User Experience
3 20 (7.30%) Self-Motivation
4 17 (6.20%) Management Information System
5 12 (4.38%) Driving Licence
6 5 (1.82%) Data Centre
6 5 (1.82%) Data Structures
7 4 (1.46%) Analytical Mindset
7 4 (1.46%) Cloud Native
7 4 (1.46%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (1.46%) Internet of Things
7 4 (1.46%) Mobile App
8 3 (1.09%) Algorithms
9 2 (0.73%) Clustering
9 2 (0.73%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (0.73%) Linux Command Line
9 2 (0.73%) PKI
9 2 (0.73%) Public Cloud
10 1 (0.36%) Blog
10 1 (0.36%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 60 (21.90%) Linux
2 57 (20.80%) Windows
3 29 (10.58%) Windows Server
4 13 (4.74%) Unix
5 10 (3.65%) Android
6 9 (3.28%) Windows 10
7 8 (2.92%) Apple iOS
7 8 (2.92%) Windows Server 2016
8 4 (1.46%) Mac OS X
8 4 (1.46%) Windows 7
8 4 (1.46%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (1.09%) Ubuntu
9 3 (1.09%) Windows Server 2019
10 2 (0.73%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.36%) Amazon Linux
11 1 (0.36%) CentOS
11 1 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.36%) SUSE
11 1 (0.36%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (36.50%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (16.79%) DevOps
2 46 (16.79%) ITIL
3 42 (15.33%) MVC
4 41 (14.96%) Test Automation
5 37 (13.50%) Scrum
6 32 (11.68%) Continuous Integration
7 30 (10.95%) Information Security
8 28 (10.22%) Time Management
9 25 (9.12%) Software Engineering
10 24 (8.76%) Business Intelligence
11 23 (8.39%) Mentoring
11 23 (8.39%) Technical Architecture
12 22 (8.03%) Computer Science
12 22 (8.03%) Continuous Delivery
12 22 (8.03%) Technology Roadmap
13 20 (7.30%) B2B
13 20 (7.30%) B2C
13 20 (7.30%) Continuous Improvement
13 20 (7.30%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 83 (30.29%) JavaScript
2 65 (23.72%) SQL
3 50 (18.25%) Java
4 45 (16.42%) PHP
5 30 (10.95%) Python
6 26 (9.49%) C#
7 15 (5.47%) PowerShell
8 13 (4.74%) TypeScript
9 11 (4.01%) C
10 10 (3.65%) Go
11 8 (2.92%) Ruby
12 7 (2.55%) Shell Script
13 6 (2.19%) Objective-C
14 4 (1.46%) C++
14 4 (1.46%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 4 (1.46%) Java 8
14 4 (1.46%) VB
14 4 (1.46%) VBA
15 3 (1.09%) PHP 7
15 3 (1.09%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 49 (17.88%) Degree
2 45 (16.42%) Security Cleared
3 31 (11.31%) SC Cleared
4 14 (5.11%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (4.01%) ITIL Certification
5 11 (4.01%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (3.28%) CCNP
6 9 (3.28%) Computer Science Degree
7 8 (2.92%) CCNA
8 6 (2.19%) CISSP
9 5 (1.82%) CEH
9 5 (1.82%) CISM
9 5 (1.82%) DBS Check
9 5 (1.82%) DV Cleared
9 5 (1.82%) MCSA
10 4 (1.46%) A+ Certification
10 4 (1.46%) OSCP
11 3 (1.09%) CCIE
11 3 (1.09%) MCITP
12 2 (0.73%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (8.76%) SLA
2 14 (5.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (4.38%) QA
4 5 (1.82%) Cyber Essentials
4 5 (1.82%) GDPR
4 5 (1.82%) ISO 22301
4 5 (1.82%) ISO 31000
4 5 (1.82%) ISO/IEC 27005
4 5 (1.82%) NIST
4 5 (1.82%) PCI DSS
5 4 (1.46%) Data Quality
5 4 (1.46%) ISO 9001
6 3 (1.09%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 3 (1.09%) ISO 14001
6 3 (1.09%) NCSC
7 1 (0.36%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.36%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.36%) PMO
System Software
1 25 (9.12%) Active Directory
1 25 (9.12%) Docker
2 17 (6.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (2.19%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.73%) KVM
4 2 (0.73%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (0.73%) Xen
5 1 (0.36%) Btrfs
5 1 (0.36%) Ceph
5 1 (0.36%) DRBD
5 1 (0.36%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.36%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 17 (6.20%) Kubernetes
2 5 (1.82%) Cisco Prime
2 5 (1.82%) SCCM
3 4 (1.46%) Ansible
4 3 (1.09%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
4 3 (1.09%) FortiGate
4 3 (1.09%) Terraform
5 2 (0.73%) EMC NetWorker
5 2 (0.73%) vCenter Server
6 1 (0.36%) Check_MK
6 1 (0.36%) CSIRT
6 1 (0.36%) HP ALM
6 1 (0.36%) Nagios
6 1 (0.36%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.36%) Puppet
6 1 (0.36%) SCOM
Vendors
1 58 (21.17%) Microsoft
2 20 (7.30%) VMware
3 15 (5.47%) Cisco
4 12 (4.38%) Oracle
4 12 (4.38%) Salesforce.com
5 8 (2.92%) Atlassian
5 8 (2.92%) SAP
6 7 (2.55%) Tableau
7 6 (2.19%) CheckPoint
7 6 (2.19%) Google
7 6 (2.19%) Meraki
8 5 (1.82%) Citrix
8 5 (1.82%) Progress
8 5 (1.82%) SolarWinds
9 4 (1.46%) Adobe
9 4 (1.46%) MuleSoft
10 3 (1.09%) AppDynamics
10 3 (1.09%) PagerDuty
10 3 (1.09%) Palo Alto
10 3 (1.09%) Polycom