Period
to 10 December 2018

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 10 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Problem-Solving
England > South West
6 months to
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 24 19 20
Rank change year-on-year -5 +1 -1
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 869 1,096 1,121
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 8.65% 10.76% 10.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.34% 11.79% 11.48%
Number of salaries quoted 668 858 941
South West median annual salary £41,500 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.35% +13.33% +1.15%
10th Percentile £25,000 £22,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%

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 9,306 9,298 9,766
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 92.65% 91.26% 91.06%
Number of salaries quoted 7,389 7,657 8,131
South West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £63,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

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 10 December 2018.

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 10 December 2018. 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 -7 329 £45,000 +5.88% 86
Wiltshire -17 122 £42,500 -5.56% 26
Gloucestershire +8 111 £42,500 +13.33% 39
Devon +18 102 £35,000 -8.55% 32
Somerset -4 86 £40,000 -11.11% 13
Dorset -12 85 £40,000 +14.29% 33
Cornwall -13 31 £23,000 -11.54% 7
Problem-Solving
England

For the 6 months to 10 December 2018, 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.

1 269 (30.96%) Analytical Skills
2 262 (30.15%) Agile Software Development
3 208 (23.94%) Microsoft
4 184 (21.17%) JavaScript
5 177 (20.37%) SQL
5 177 (20.37%) Windows
6 158 (18.18%) Finance
7 153 (17.61%) Degree
8 143 (16.46%) C#
9 141 (16.23%) Java
10 140 (16.11%) Amazon AWS
11 137 (15.77%) SQL Server
12 136 (15.65%) Linux
13 131 (15.07%) HTML
14 130 (14.96%) Software Engineering
14 130 (14.96%) Microsoft Azure
15 118 (13.58%) PHP
16 104 (11.97%) Project Management
17 103 (11.85%) Python
17 103 (11.85%) ITIL
18 99 (11.39%) Security Cleared
19 96 (11.05%) MySQL
20 90 (10.36%) CSS
21 87 (10.01%) .NET
22 86 (9.90%) C
23 84 (9.67%) Web Development
24 82 (9.44%) Computer Science
25 79 (9.09%) C++
26 74 (8.52%) Business Intelligence
27 72 (8.29%) Web Services

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 53 (6.10%) Apache
2 45 (5.18%) CMS
3 31 (3.57%) SharePoint
4 24 (2.76%) WordPress
5 18 (2.07%) Elasticsearch
5 18 (2.07%) eZ Publish
6 15 (1.73%) IIS
7 14 (1.61%) BizTalk Server
8 13 (1.50%) SAS
9 12 (1.38%) MS Exchange
10 8 (0.92%) Apache Solr
10 8 (0.92%) Apache Spark
11 7 (0.81%) Umbraco
12 6 (0.69%) Tomcat
13 5 (0.58%) Apache Pig
14 4 (0.46%) Confluence
14 4 (0.46%) Sitecore CMS
15 3 (0.35%) Captiva
15 3 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2010
15 3 (0.35%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 69 (7.94%) Microsoft Office
2 35 (4.03%) Microsoft Project
3 24 (2.76%) Microsoft Excel
4 23 (2.65%) MS Visio
5 12 (1.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 12 (1.38%) SPSS
6 10 (1.15%) Photoshop
7 6 (0.69%) InVision
8 3 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.12%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.12%) Revit
10 1 (0.12%) SketchUp
10 1 (0.12%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 10 (1.15%) Shopify
2 8 (0.92%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.35%) Magento
4 2 (0.23%) Sonata
5 1 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.12%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.12%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 140 (16.11%) Amazon AWS
2 130 (14.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 36 (4.14%) Office 365
4 21 (2.42%) Serverless
5 19 (2.19%) AWS Lambda
6 13 (1.50%) Google Cloud Platform
7 11 (1.27%) SaaS
8 9 (1.04%) PaaS
9 6 (0.69%) Basecamp
9 6 (0.69%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 5 (0.58%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 5 (0.58%) AWS CloudFormation
10 5 (0.58%) IaaS
11 4 (0.46%) Azure Active Directory
11 4 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
11 4 (0.46%) Dynamics 365
11 4 (0.46%) Mimecast
12 3 (0.35%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 3 (0.35%) Datadog
13 2 (0.23%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 49 (5.64%) Internet
2 40 (4.60%) Firewall
3 32 (3.68%) TCP/IP
4 25 (2.88%) HTTP
5 16 (1.84%) LAN
5 16 (1.84%) Network Security
6 13 (1.50%) SAN
6 13 (1.50%) SSL
7 11 (1.27%) Intranet
7 11 (1.27%) Software-Defined Networking
7 11 (1.27%) Wireless
8 9 (1.04%) DNS
9 6 (0.69%) Fibre Channel
9 6 (0.69%) WAN
10 5 (0.58%) Cisco ASA
10 5 (0.58%) Cisco Nexus
10 5 (0.58%) DMZ
10 5 (0.58%) Intrusion Detection
10 5 (0.58%) NAS
11 4 (0.46%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 137 (15.77%) SQL Server
2 96 (11.05%) MySQL
3 33 (3.80%) Relational Database
4 30 (3.45%) NoSQL
5 26 (2.99%) Spotfire
6 23 (2.65%) Power BI
6 23 (2.65%) QlikView
7 22 (2.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 20 (2.30%) PostgreSQL
8 20 (2.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 19 (2.19%) Hadoop
9 19 (2.19%) MongoDB
10 18 (2.07%) Data Warehouse
11 17 (1.96%) DB2
12 16 (1.84%) SQL Server 2012
13 15 (1.73%) RDBMS
13 15 (1.73%) SQL Server 2008
14 13 (1.50%) Big Data
15 12 (1.38%) Oracle Database
16 9 (1.04%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 58 (6.67%) Git (software)
2 42 (4.83%) JIRA
3 34 (3.91%) Jenkins
4 30 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
5 28 (3.22%) PHPUnit
6 18 (2.07%) Selenium
7 16 (1.84%) Visual Studio
8 14 (1.61%) Bitbucket
8 14 (1.61%) Eclipse
9 10 (1.15%) SpecFlow
10 9 (1.04%) Subversion
11 8 (0.92%) Visual Studio Team System
12 7 (0.81%) SoapUI
12 7 (0.81%) WebDriver
13 6 (0.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 6 (0.69%) Cucumber
13 6 (0.69%) JUnit
13 6 (0.69%) Maven
13 6 (0.69%) Visual Studio Coded UI
14 5 (0.58%) IntelliJ
General
1 158 (18.18%) Finance
2 53 (6.10%) Marketing
3 50 (5.75%) Retail
4 41 (4.72%) Manufacturing
5 24 (2.76%) Telecoms
6 23 (2.65%) Electronics
7 14 (1.61%) Aerospace
8 13 (1.50%) Billing
9 12 (1.38%) Games
9 12 (1.38%) Military
10 10 (1.15%) Law
11 8 (0.92%) Banking
12 7 (0.81%) Automotive
13 6 (0.69%) Legal
14 5 (0.58%) Investment Banking
14 5 (0.58%) Multimedia
15 3 (0.35%) Local Government
16 2 (0.23%) French Language
16 2 (0.23%) German Language
16 2 (0.23%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 214 (24.63%) Developer
2 106 (12.20%) Analyst
3 83 (9.55%) Software Engineer
4 69 (7.94%) Software Developer
5 56 (6.44%) PHP Developer
6 52 (5.98%) IT Engineer
7 46 (5.29%) Architect
8 44 (5.06%) Web Developer
9 39 (4.49%) Support Engineer
10 35 (4.03%) Consultant
10 35 (4.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 35 (4.03%) Senior Developer
11 34 (3.91%) Senior Software Engineer
12 25 (2.88%) IT Support
12 25 (2.88%) Java Engineer
12 25 (2.88%) Java Software Engineer
12 25 (2.88%) Project Manager
13 24 (2.76%) Java Developer
14 22 (2.53%) Linux Engineer
14 22 (2.53%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 131 (15.07%) HTML
2 90 (10.36%) CSS
3 87 (10.01%) .NET
4 72 (8.29%) Web Services
5 60 (6.90%) LAMP
6 58 (6.67%) XML
7 57 (6.56%) AngularJS
8 53 (6.10%) REST
9 42 (4.83%) jQuery
10 40 (4.60%) JSON
10 40 (4.60%) Node.js
11 37 (4.26%) HTML5
12 34 (3.91%) ASP.NET
13 29 (3.34%) SOAP
14 23 (2.65%) RESTful
15 21 (2.42%) XHTML
16 18 (2.07%) ASP.NET MVC
16 18 (2.07%) MEAN Stack
16 18 (2.07%) Middleware
17 16 (1.84%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 269 (30.96%) Analytical Skills
2 66 (7.59%) Self-Motivation
3 50 (5.75%) Greenfield Project
4 44 (5.06%) Management Information System
5 33 (3.80%) User Experience
6 30 (3.45%) Fintech
7 28 (3.22%) Data Structures
8 26 (2.99%) Algorithms
9 20 (2.30%) Driving Licence
9 20 (2.30%) Enterprise Software
10 16 (1.84%) Embedded Systems
10 16 (1.84%) Mobile App
11 11 (1.27%) Fat Client
11 11 (1.27%) Social Media
11 11 (1.27%) Thin Client
12 10 (1.15%) Graphic Design
13 9 (1.04%) Hybrid Cloud
13 9 (1.04%) NHS
13 9 (1.04%) Public Cloud
14 7 (0.81%) Digital Signage
Operating Systems
1 177 (20.37%) Windows
2 136 (15.65%) Linux
3 59 (6.79%) Windows Server
4 35 (4.03%) Unix
5 21 (2.42%) Windows Server 2008
6 19 (2.19%) Windows Server 2012
7 16 (1.84%) Ubuntu
8 15 (1.73%) Android
8 15 (1.73%) Apple iOS
9 13 (1.50%) Windows 10
10 12 (1.38%) Windows 7
11 8 (0.92%) CentOS
11 8 (0.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 8 (0.92%) Solaris
12 7 (0.81%) Embedded Linux
12 7 (0.81%) Windows Server 2003
13 4 (0.46%) FreeBSD
14 3 (0.35%) DC/OS
15 2 (0.23%) Mac OS X
16 1 (0.12%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 262 (30.15%) Agile Software Development
2 130 (14.96%) Software Engineering
3 104 (11.97%) Project Management
4 103 (11.85%) ITIL
5 84 (9.67%) Web Development
6 82 (9.44%) Computer Science
7 74 (8.52%) Business Intelligence
8 69 (7.94%) OO
9 65 (7.48%) Analytics
10 62 (7.13%) Scrum
11 60 (6.90%) MVC
12 54 (6.21%) Test Automation
13 52 (5.98%) Stakeholder Management
14 46 (5.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 46 (5.29%) TDD
15 45 (5.18%) Service Management
16 44 (5.06%) Information Security
17 42 (4.83%) CRM
18 41 (4.72%) Decision-Making
18 41 (4.72%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 184 (21.17%) JavaScript
2 177 (20.37%) SQL
3 143 (16.46%) C#
4 141 (16.23%) Java
5 118 (13.58%) PHP
6 103 (11.85%) Python
7 86 (9.90%) C
8 79 (9.09%) C++
9 48 (5.52%) PowerShell
10 34 (3.91%) Bash Shell
11 22 (2.53%) TypeScript
12 19 (2.19%) Perl
12 19 (2.19%) T-SQL
13 18 (2.07%) R
14 17 (1.96%) Ruby
15 15 (1.73%) VB.NET
16 13 (1.50%) Shell Script
17 12 (1.38%) VB
18 10 (1.15%) Embedded C
18 10 (1.15%) Scala
Qualifications
1 153 (17.61%) Degree
2 99 (11.39%) Security Cleared
3 52 (5.98%) DV Cleared
4 44 (5.06%) Computer Science Degree
5 43 (4.95%) SC Cleared
6 20 (2.30%) Cisco Certification
7 17 (1.96%) CCNA
8 15 (1.73%) CISSP
9 13 (1.50%) Microsoft Certification
10 12 (1.38%) AWS Certification
11 11 (1.27%) ISEB
12 10 (1.15%) ISTQB
12 10 (1.15%) PMP
13 9 (1.04%) Postgraduate
14 8 (0.92%) ITIL Certification
15 7 (0.81%) CISM
16 6 (0.69%) CCNP
16 6 (0.69%) PMI Certification
16 6 (0.69%) SSCP
17 5 (0.58%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (3.22%) SLA
2 19 (2.19%) QA
3 16 (1.84%) Data Quality
4 14 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 14 (1.61%) PMO
5 8 (0.92%) GDPR
6 4 (0.46%) DO-178B
6 4 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 4 (0.46%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.35%) Government Security Classifications
7 3 (0.35%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.23%) COBIT
8 2 (0.23%) Cyber Essentials
8 2 (0.23%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 2 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (0.12%) Def Stans
9 1 (0.12%) ISO 13485
9 1 (0.12%) ISO 22301
9 1 (0.12%) NEBOSH
9 1 (0.12%) RMADS
System Software
1 48 (5.52%) Active Directory
2 38 (4.37%) Hyper-V
2 38 (4.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (4.03%) Docker
4 23 (2.65%) Virtual Machines
5 7 (0.81%) Firmware
6 6 (0.69%) Oracle RAC
6 6 (0.69%) XenApp
7 5 (0.58%) BitLocker
7 5 (0.58%) HDFS
7 5 (0.58%) Virtual Desktop
8 3 (0.35%) KVM
8 3 (0.35%) VirtualBox
9 2 (0.23%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 1 (0.12%) Ceph
10 1 (0.12%) GPFS
10 1 (0.12%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.12%) RHEV
10 1 (0.12%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 24 (2.76%) Puppet
1 24 (2.76%) SCVMM
2 22 (2.53%) Kubernetes
2 22 (2.53%) SCCM
3 13 (1.50%) Cacti
4 12 (1.38%) Ansible
4 12 (1.38%) Opscode Chef
5 10 (1.15%) ZABBIX
6 9 (1.04%) Terraform
7 7 (0.81%) SCOM
8 5 (0.58%) Failover Clustering
8 5 (0.58%) Hadoop YARN
8 5 (0.58%) WSUS
9 4 (0.46%) Data Guard
9 4 (0.46%) Icinga
9 4 (0.46%) Nagios
9 4 (0.46%) Packer
9 4 (0.46%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 3 (0.35%) Docker Swarm
10 3 (0.35%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 208 (23.94%) Microsoft
2 48 (5.52%) VMware
3 47 (5.41%) Oracle
4 42 (4.83%) Cisco
5 26 (2.99%) SAP
6 23 (2.65%) Tableau
7 19 (2.19%) Citrix
8 15 (1.73%) Juniper
9 14 (1.61%) Adobe
10 12 (1.38%) Red Hat
11 11 (1.27%) Intel
12 10 (1.15%) WooCommerce
12 10 (1.15%) Zend
13 9 (1.04%) Apple
13 9 (1.04%) Cognos
13 9 (1.04%) Meraki
14 7 (0.81%) Google
14 7 (0.81%) IBM
15 6 (0.69%) HP
15 6 (0.69%) Sage