Period
to 26 November 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 26 November 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Problem-Solving
England > South West
6 months to
26 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 32 20 24
Rank change year-on-year -12 +4 -3
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 313 1,050 902
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South West 8.01% 10.80% 8.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.79% 11.88% 9.62%
Number of salaries quoted 290 838 730
Median annual salary £45,000 £41,500 £42,125
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.43% -1.48% +1.51%
10th Percentile £26,475 £23,175 £24,250
90th Percentile £71,375 £62,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +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 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 3,559 8,842 9,375
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 91.05% 90.94% 92.67%
Number of salaries quoted 3,011 7,065 7,513
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £29,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £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 26 November 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 26 November 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 -34 71 £45,000 +12.50% 35
Wiltshire -10 65 £60,380 +67.72% 14
Gloucestershire -4 61 £37,500 -16.67% 11
Devon -5 40 £36,525 -18.83% 17
Dorset -8 28 £45,000 +13.92% 7
Somerset -12 25 £45,000 +12.50% 7
Cornwall -4 13 £65,000 +73.33% 3
Problem-Solving
England

For the 6 months to 26 November 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.

1 111 (35.46%) Agile Software Development
2 102 (32.59%) Analytical Skills
3 84 (26.84%) SQL
4 82 (26.20%) JavaScript
5 77 (24.60%) Azure
6 74 (23.64%) Degree
7 70 (22.36%) Windows
8 68 (21.73%) Linux
9 67 (21.41%) Microsoft
10 66 (21.09%) AWS
11 56 (17.89%) HTML
11 56 (17.89%) DevOps
12 52 (16.61%) MySQL
13 50 (15.97%) Java
14 45 (14.38%) PHP
14 45 (14.38%) Security Cleared
15 44 (14.06%) MVC
16 42 (13.42%) Scrum
16 42 (13.42%) ITIL
17 41 (13.10%) Finance
18 39 (12.46%) CSS
19 35 (11.18%) Business Intelligence
19 35 (11.18%) jQuery
20 33 (10.54%) Mentoring
20 33 (10.54%) Windows Server
21 32 (10.22%) SQL Server
22 31 (9.90%) C#
22 31 (9.90%) .NET
22 31 (9.90%) JIRA
22 31 (9.90%) 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 18 (5.75%) Apache
2 16 (5.11%) SharePoint
3 13 (4.15%) Confluence
4 7 (2.24%) CMS
4 7 (2.24%) Drupal
5 5 (1.60%) Apache Solr
5 5 (1.60%) IIS
5 5 (1.60%) MS Exchange
5 5 (1.60%) nginx
6 4 (1.28%) JBoss
7 3 (0.96%) Tomcat
7 3 (0.96%) Umbraco
7 3 (0.96%) WebSphere
7 3 (0.96%) WordPress
8 2 (0.64%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.32%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.32%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.32%) ColdFusion
9 1 (0.32%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.32%) Liferay
Applications
1 14 (4.47%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (3.83%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (1.92%) Adobe XD
4 5 (1.60%) Photoshop
4 5 (1.60%) Sketch
5 3 (0.96%) InVision
5 3 (0.96%) Marvel
5 3 (0.96%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.64%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.64%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.64%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 7 (2.24%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 6 (1.92%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.96%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.64%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 1 (0.32%) Actimize
5 1 (0.32%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
5 1 (0.32%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 77 (24.60%) Azure
2 66 (21.09%) AWS
3 31 (9.90%) Office 365
4 26 (8.31%) Power Platform
5 12 (3.83%) SaaS
6 8 (2.56%) PaaS
7 6 (1.92%) Dynamics 365
7 6 (1.92%) GitHub
7 6 (1.92%) IaaS
8 5 (1.60%) Azure Active Directory
9 3 (0.96%) Adobe Analytics
9 3 (0.96%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 3 (0.96%) AWS CloudFormation
9 3 (0.96%) GCP
9 3 (0.96%) Google Analytics
9 3 (0.96%) Google Tag Manager
10 2 (0.64%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.64%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 2 (0.64%) Datadog
10 2 (0.64%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 21 (6.71%) DNS
2 20 (6.39%) Firewall
3 19 (6.07%) Internet
4 17 (5.43%) Wireless
5 14 (4.47%) TCP/IP
6 12 (3.83%) LAN
7 10 (3.19%) Network Security
7 10 (3.19%) WAN
8 9 (2.88%) DHCP
8 9 (2.88%) VLAN
9 8 (2.56%) Cisco ASA
10 6 (1.92%) VoIP
10 6 (1.92%) VPN
11 5 (1.60%) Cisco Nexus
12 4 (1.28%) Wi-Fi
13 3 (0.96%) Cisco IOS
13 3 (0.96%) MPLS
13 3 (0.96%) SSL
13 3 (0.96%) Unified Communications
13 3 (0.96%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (16.61%) MySQL
2 32 (10.22%) SQL Server
3 24 (7.67%) Power BI
4 20 (6.39%) Relational Database
5 14 (4.47%) NoSQL
5 14 (4.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 13 (4.15%) Data Warehouse
7 12 (3.83%) PostgreSQL
8 11 (3.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 11 (3.51%) Tableau
9 9 (2.88%) Oracle Database
10 8 (2.56%) Big Data
10 8 (2.56%) MongoDB
11 6 (1.92%) Redis
12 5 (1.60%) Couchbase
12 5 (1.60%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 5 (1.60%) SQL Server 2008
12 5 (1.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 4 (1.28%) QlikView
14 2 (0.64%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 31 (9.90%) JIRA
2 20 (6.39%) Git (software)
3 14 (4.47%) Jenkins
4 12 (3.83%) Bitbucket
5 8 (2.56%) Selenium
6 7 (2.24%) Cucumber
6 7 (2.24%) Maven
7 6 (1.92%) JUnit
8 5 (1.60%) Bitbucket Server
8 5 (1.60%) Hudson
8 5 (1.60%) MSBuild
9 3 (0.96%) Liquibase
9 3 (0.96%) WebDriver
10 2 (0.64%) Ant
10 2 (0.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (0.64%) Axure RP
10 2 (0.64%) Balsamiq
10 2 (0.64%) Eclipse
10 2 (0.64%) IntelliJ
10 2 (0.64%) JMeter
General
1 41 (13.10%) Finance
2 24 (7.67%) Public Sector
3 20 (6.39%) Marketing
4 15 (4.79%) Legal
5 13 (4.15%) Manufacturing
6 12 (3.83%) Telecoms
7 8 (2.56%) Electronics
8 7 (2.24%) Local Government
9 6 (1.92%) Law
9 6 (1.92%) Military
10 5 (1.60%) Aerospace
10 5 (1.60%) Retail
11 3 (0.96%) Advertising
11 3 (0.96%) Back Office
11 3 (0.96%) Games
12 2 (0.64%) French Language
12 2 (0.64%) German Language
12 2 (0.64%) Italian Language
12 2 (0.64%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.32%) Banking
Job Titles
1 100 (31.95%) Developer
2 36 (11.50%) Analyst
3 23 (7.35%) Senior Developer
3 23 (7.35%) Software Developer
4 22 (7.03%) Java Developer
5 17 (5.43%) Consultant
5 17 (5.43%) Full Stack Developer
6 16 (5.11%) Support Engineer
7 15 (4.79%) Software Engineer
8 14 (4.47%) PHP Developer
9 12 (3.83%) Architect
9 12 (3.83%) Solutions Architect
10 11 (3.51%) DevOps Engineer
10 11 (3.51%) IT Engineer
10 11 (3.51%) IT Support
11 10 (3.19%) Senior Java Developer
12 9 (2.88%) .NET Developer
12 9 (2.88%) 2nd Line Support
12 9 (2.88%) Support Analyst
13 8 (2.56%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (17.89%) HTML
2 39 (12.46%) CSS
3 35 (11.18%) jQuery
4 31 (9.90%) .NET
5 23 (7.35%) Web Services
6 22 (7.03%) RESTful
7 19 (6.07%) LAMP
8 16 (5.11%) Spring
9 15 (4.79%) REST
10 13 (4.15%) JSON
11 12 (3.83%) React
12 11 (3.51%) XML
13 10 (3.19%) Node.js
14 9 (2.88%) AngularJS
14 9 (2.88%) Vue.js
14 9 (2.88%) WPF
15 8 (2.56%) Hibernate
15 8 (2.56%) HTML5
15 8 (2.56%) SOAP
15 8 (2.56%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 102 (32.59%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (8.63%) Self-Motivation
3 24 (7.67%) User Experience
4 22 (7.03%) Management Information System
5 8 (2.56%) Driving Licence
5 8 (2.56%) Internet of Things
6 4 (1.28%) Analytical Mindset
6 4 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (1.28%) PKI
6 4 (1.28%) Smartphone
6 4 (1.28%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (0.96%) Cybercrime
7 3 (0.96%) Data Structures
7 3 (0.96%) Mobile App
7 3 (0.96%) Virtual Team
8 2 (0.64%) Cloud Native
8 2 (0.64%) Clustering
8 2 (0.64%) Data Centre
8 2 (0.64%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (0.64%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 70 (22.36%) Windows
2 68 (21.73%) Linux
3 33 (10.54%) Windows Server
4 20 (6.39%) Unix
5 18 (5.75%) Windows 10
6 13 (4.15%) Windows Server 2016
6 13 (4.15%) Windows Server 2019
7 6 (1.92%) Android
7 6 (1.92%) Ubuntu
7 6 (1.92%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (1.60%) Apple iOS
9 4 (1.28%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.64%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.32%) Amazon Linux
11 1 (0.32%) CentOS
11 1 (0.32%) SUSE
11 1 (0.32%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.32%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (35.46%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (17.89%) DevOps
3 44 (14.06%) MVC
4 42 (13.42%) ITIL
4 42 (13.42%) Scrum
5 35 (11.18%) Business Intelligence
6 33 (10.54%) Mentoring
7 30 (9.58%) Information Security
7 30 (9.58%) Test Automation
8 27 (8.63%) Analytics
9 26 (8.31%) Continuous Integration
9 26 (8.31%) Software Engineering
10 24 (7.67%) Technical Architecture
11 23 (7.35%) Continuous Improvement
12 21 (6.71%) Computer Science
12 21 (6.71%) Cybersecurity
12 21 (6.71%) Scaled Agile Framework
12 21 (6.71%) SDLC
12 21 (6.71%) Technology Roadmap
13 19 (6.07%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 84 (26.84%) SQL
2 82 (26.20%) JavaScript
3 50 (15.97%) Java
4 45 (14.38%) PHP
5 31 (9.90%) C#
6 26 (8.31%) Python
7 17 (5.43%) C
8 15 (4.79%) Java 8
9 14 (4.47%) PowerShell
10 13 (4.15%) TypeScript
11 11 (3.51%) PL/SQL
12 10 (3.19%) C++
13 8 (2.56%) Shell Script
13 8 (2.56%) T-SQL
14 7 (2.24%) VBA
15 6 (1.92%) VB
16 5 (1.60%) ES6
16 5 (1.60%) Go
16 5 (1.60%) Ruby
17 4 (1.28%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 74 (23.64%) Degree
2 45 (14.38%) Security Cleared
3 23 (7.35%) SC Cleared
4 11 (3.51%) Computer Science Degree
5 9 (2.88%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (2.56%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (2.56%) CISSP
6 8 (2.56%) DV Cleared
7 7 (2.24%) CCNP
7 7 (2.24%) CEH
8 5 (1.60%) CISM
8 5 (1.60%) DBS Check
8 5 (1.60%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (1.60%) MCSA
9 4 (1.28%) A+ Certification
9 4 (1.28%) OSCP
10 3 (0.96%) CCNA
11 2 (0.64%) CCIE
11 2 (0.64%) CISMP
11 2 (0.64%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (5.75%) QA
2 16 (5.11%) SLA
3 12 (3.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (2.24%) Cyber Essentials
4 7 (2.24%) PCI DSS
5 6 (1.92%) GDPR
6 5 (1.60%) Data Quality
6 5 (1.60%) ISO 22301
6 5 (1.60%) ISO 31000
6 5 (1.60%) ISO/IEC 27005
6 5 (1.60%) NIST
7 3 (0.96%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 3 (0.96%) NCSC
8 2 (0.64%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 2 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.32%) FATCA
9 1 (0.32%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.32%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.32%) PMO
System Software
1 30 (9.58%) Active Directory
2 27 (8.63%) Docker
3 24 (7.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (1.92%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.96%) KVM
5 3 (0.96%) VMware Workstation
5 3 (0.96%) Xen
5 3 (0.96%) XenApp
6 2 (0.64%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.32%) Btrfs
7 1 (0.32%) Ceph
7 1 (0.32%) DRBD
7 1 (0.32%) pfSense
7 1 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.32%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 17 (5.43%) Kubernetes
2 8 (2.56%) SCCM
3 5 (1.60%) Ansible
3 5 (1.60%) Cisco Prime
4 4 (1.28%) Terraform
5 3 (0.96%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
5 3 (0.96%) FortiGate
6 2 (0.64%) CSIRT
6 2 (0.64%) EMC NetWorker
6 2 (0.64%) SCOM
6 2 (0.64%) vCenter Server
7 1 (0.32%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.32%) Oracle ZFS
7 1 (0.32%) Puppet
7 1 (0.32%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.32%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 67 (21.41%) Microsoft
2 28 (8.95%) VMware
3 22 (7.03%) Oracle
4 15 (4.79%) Cisco
4 15 (4.79%) Salesforce.com
5 11 (3.51%) Atlassian
6 10 (3.19%) Adobe
7 9 (2.88%) Citrix
8 8 (2.56%) MuleSoft
9 7 (2.24%) Google
9 7 (2.24%) SAP
10 5 (1.60%) CheckPoint
10 5 (1.60%) Meraki
10 5 (1.60%) SolarWinds
11 4 (1.28%) Dell
11 4 (1.28%) iManage
11 4 (1.28%) Intapp
11 4 (1.28%) Juniper
11 4 (1.28%) Splunk
12 3 (0.96%) AppDynamics