Period
to 27 October 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 27 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Problem-Solving
England > South West
6 months to
27 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 14 34 22
Rank change year-on-year +20 -12 +1
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 957 260 1,017
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South West 12.90% 7.66% 10.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 13.80% 8.38% 11.57%
Number of salaries quoted 509 208 770
10th Percentile £25,000 £27,125 £22,250
25th Percentile £31,625 £32,500 £29,063
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year - +12.50% -
75th Percentile £59,500 £61,250 £52,500
90th Percentile £73,750 £70,000 £61,250
England median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%

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 6,933 3,104 8,788
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 93.45% 91.46% 91.34%
Number of salaries quoted 4,506 2,556 7,170
10th Percentile £29,063 £29,000 £26,650
25th Percentile £37,500 £36,250 £33,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £48,500 £46,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.43% +2.22% -
75th Percentile £63,750 £57,500 £56,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £59,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +8.18% +4.76% -

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 27 October 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 27 October 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 +34 464 £45,000 - 96
Wiltshire +25 151 £40,000 -30.43% 27
Gloucestershire 0 93 £45,000 +28.57% 26
Dorset +18 84 £50,000 +11.11% 14
Somerset +16 70 £29,506 -34.43% 39
Devon +3 44 £46,250 +15.63% 29
Cornwall +1 38 £61,250 -5.77% 5
Problem-Solving
England

For the 6 months to 27 October 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.

1 557 (58.20%) Social Skills
2 257 (26.85%) Agile Software Development
3 237 (24.76%) Analytical Skills
4 217 (22.68%) Degree
5 211 (22.05%) SQL
6 204 (21.32%) Linux
7 194 (20.27%) Azure
8 190 (19.85%) Microsoft
9 183 (19.12%) Security Cleared
10 171 (17.87%) JavaScript
11 170 (17.76%) Software Engineering
12 151 (15.78%) Java
13 144 (15.05%) Windows
13 144 (15.05%) Finance
14 134 (14.00%) AWS
15 133 (13.90%) DevOps
16 129 (13.48%) Python
17 126 (13.17%) CSS
18 119 (12.43%) Time Management
19 114 (11.91%) HTML
20 111 (11.60%) SC Cleared
21 108 (11.29%) Analytics
22 105 (10.97%) ITIL
23 86 (8.99%) Scrum
23 86 (8.99%) Computer Science
24 85 (8.88%) C
25 83 (8.67%) PHP
26 82 (8.57%) React
27 80 (8.36%) Unit Testing
28 79 (8.25%) 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 21 (2.19%) GeoServer
1 21 (2.19%) SharePoint
1 21 (2.19%) WebLogic
2 18 (1.88%) CMS
2 18 (1.88%) MS Exchange
3 17 (1.78%) Apache Solr
3 17 (1.78%) nginx
4 11 (1.15%) Elasticsearch
5 9 (0.94%) Confluence
5 9 (0.94%) EPiServer
5 9 (0.94%) Kentico
5 9 (0.94%) Sitecore CMS
5 9 (0.94%) Skype for Business
5 9 (0.94%) Umbraco
6 8 (0.84%) Tomcat
7 7 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2013
8 6 (0.63%) SharePoint 2013
9 5 (0.52%) Drupal
10 4 (0.42%) IIS
11 3 (0.31%) WordPress
Applications
1 73 (7.63%) Microsoft Office
2 41 (4.28%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (1.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 12 (1.25%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.52%) Simulink
4 5 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.21%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.21%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.21%) Sketch
6 1 (0.10%) Adobe After Effects
6 1 (0.10%) Adobe XD
6 1 (0.10%) Figma
6 1 (0.10%) InVision
6 1 (0.10%) Maya
6 1 (0.10%) NUKE
Business Applications
1 20 (2.09%) Payment Gateway
2 19 (1.99%) Magento
3 7 (0.73%) SAP MDG
4 5 (0.52%) NetSuite
5 4 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (0.42%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.31%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
6 3 (0.31%) Siebel CRM
7 2 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.21%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 2 (0.21%) Unit4 Business World
8 1 (0.10%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.10%) Oracle EBS R12
8 1 (0.10%) Oracle Financials
8 1 (0.10%) Oracle General Ledger
8 1 (0.10%) Oracle iProcurement
8 1 (0.10%) Oracle Payables
8 1 (0.10%) Oracle Receivables
8 1 (0.10%) ResourceLink
8 1 (0.10%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 194 (20.27%) Azure
2 134 (14.00%) AWS
3 68 (7.11%) Microsoft 365
4 53 (5.54%) Power Platform
5 39 (4.08%) Serverless
6 37 (3.87%) GitHub
7 35 (3.66%) SaaS
8 26 (2.72%) GCP
9 22 (2.30%) AWS Lambda
10 15 (1.57%) Azure Data Factory
10 15 (1.57%) IaaS
11 14 (1.46%) PaaS
11 14 (1.46%) Snowflake
12 11 (1.15%) Amazon SQS
13 10 (1.04%) Amazon S3
13 10 (1.04%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 9 (0.94%) Amazon ECS
14 9 (0.94%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 9 (0.94%) AWS CloudFormation
15 8 (0.84%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 52 (5.43%) Firewall
2 47 (4.91%) DNS
3 45 (4.70%) Internet
4 39 (4.08%) DHCP
5 36 (3.76%) HTTP
6 35 (3.66%) TCP/IP
7 31 (3.24%) VPN
8 25 (2.61%) Wireless
9 23 (2.40%) SSL
10 20 (2.09%) WAN
11 18 (1.88%) LAN
12 14 (1.46%) MPLS
12 14 (1.46%) VoIP
13 13 (1.36%) SAN
14 11 (1.15%) VLAN
14 11 (1.15%) Wi-Fi
15 9 (0.94%) Skype
16 8 (0.84%) BGP
16 8 (0.84%) Network Security
16 8 (0.84%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (6.37%) Relational Database
2 59 (6.17%) MySQL
2 59 (6.17%) SQL Server
3 53 (5.54%) Data Warehouse
4 49 (5.12%) GIS
5 48 (5.02%) Power BI
6 42 (4.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 37 (3.87%) NoSQL
7 37 (3.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 34 (3.55%) MongoDB
8 34 (3.55%) PostgreSQL
9 33 (3.45%) RDBMS
10 25 (2.61%) Big Data
11 22 (2.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 21 (2.19%) QGIS
13 20 (2.09%) Oracle Database
13 20 (2.09%) Oracle Database 10g
13 20 (2.09%) Oracle Database 11g
13 20 (2.09%) Oracle Database 12c
14 19 (1.99%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 57 (5.96%) JIRA
2 54 (5.64%) Git (software)
3 52 (5.43%) Rational DOORS
4 46 (4.81%) GitLab
5 43 (4.49%) Jenkins
6 39 (4.08%) Eclipse
7 37 (3.87%) GCC
8 25 (2.61%) Selenium
9 10 (1.04%) JSUnit
9 10 (1.04%) webpack
10 9 (0.94%) Visual Studio
11 8 (0.84%) Cucumber
11 8 (0.84%) JMeter
11 8 (0.84%) Rational Rhapsody
12 7 (0.73%) Cypress.io
13 6 (0.63%) Bitbucket
13 6 (0.63%) SpecFlow
14 5 (0.52%) Storybook
15 4 (0.42%) GoCD
15 4 (0.42%) Postman
General
1 557 (58.20%) Social Skills
2 237 (24.76%) Analytical Skills
3 144 (15.05%) Finance
4 69 (7.21%) Organisational Skills
5 58 (6.06%) Marketing
6 47 (4.91%) Retail
7 36 (3.76%) Public Sector
8 35 (3.66%) Manufacturing
9 26 (2.72%) Electronics
9 26 (2.72%) Telecoms
10 25 (2.61%) Legal
11 21 (2.19%) Influencing Skills
12 20 (2.09%) Presentation Skills
13 18 (1.88%) Law
14 15 (1.57%) Pharmaceutical
15 14 (1.46%) Inclusion and Diversity
16 13 (1.36%) Aerospace
17 11 (1.15%) Banking
18 10 (1.04%) Advertising
18 10 (1.04%) Games
Job Titles
1 232 (24.24%) Developer
2 126 (13.17%) Analyst
3 120 (12.54%) Software Engineer
4 53 (5.54%) Java Developer
5 49 (5.12%) PHP Developer
5 49 (5.12%) Software Developer
6 48 (5.02%) Support Analyst
7 45 (4.70%) Support Engineer
8 37 (3.87%) Applications Support
8 37 (3.87%) Senior Developer
9 34 (3.55%) IT Support
10 31 (3.24%) Junior
11 26 (2.72%) Data Engineer
11 26 (2.72%) IT Analyst
12 25 (2.61%) Architect
12 25 (2.61%) Junior Developer
13 24 (2.51%) Business Analyst
13 24 (2.51%) Senior Analyst
14 23 (2.40%) Applications Support Analyst
14 23 (2.40%) SOC Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 126 (13.17%) CSS
2 114 (11.91%) HTML
3 82 (8.57%) React
4 75 (7.84%) REST
5 71 (7.42%) .NET
6 62 (6.48%) jQuery
7 56 (5.85%) Spring
8 45 (4.70%) Web Services
9 42 (4.39%) AngularJS
10 37 (3.87%) RESTful
11 35 (3.66%) Node.js
12 33 (3.45%) Elastic Stack
13 32 (3.34%) Middleware
14 30 (3.13%) Hibernate
15 28 (2.93%) LAMP
15 28 (2.93%) SOAP
16 27 (2.82%) OpenLayers
17 25 (2.61%) GraphQL
18 24 (2.51%) JSON
19 21 (2.19%) Leaflet
Miscellaneous
1 75 (7.84%) Self-Motivation
2 48 (5.02%) User Experience
3 40 (4.18%) Management Information System
4 30 (3.13%) Mobile App
5 27 (2.82%) PKI
6 22 (2.30%) Driving Licence
7 19 (1.99%) Analytical Mindset
7 19 (1.99%) Data Centre
8 16 (1.67%) Algorithms
9 15 (1.57%) Enterprise Software
10 13 (1.36%) Social Media
11 12 (1.25%) Data Structures
12 11 (1.15%) Acoustics
12 11 (1.15%) EPoS
12 11 (1.15%) Virtual Team
13 10 (1.04%) e-Learning
13 10 (1.04%) Robotics
14 9 (0.94%) Xbox
15 8 (0.84%) Public Cloud
15 8 (0.84%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 204 (21.32%) Linux
2 144 (15.05%) Windows
3 45 (4.70%) Windows Server
4 30 (3.13%) Unix
5 23 (2.40%) Ubuntu
6 21 (2.19%) Windows Server 2012
6 21 (2.19%) Windows Server 2019
7 19 (1.99%) Windows Server 2016
8 16 (1.67%) Android
9 11 (1.15%) Windows 10
10 6 (0.63%) Apple iOS
10 6 (0.63%) Mac OS X
10 6 (0.63%) Solaris
11 5 (0.52%) Mac OS
12 3 (0.31%) AIX
12 3 (0.31%) HPUX
12 3 (0.31%) Windows 7
12 3 (0.31%) Windows Server 2008
13 2 (0.21%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.10%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 257 (26.85%) Agile Software Development
2 170 (17.76%) Software Engineering
3 133 (13.90%) DevOps
4 119 (12.43%) Time Management
5 108 (11.29%) Analytics
6 105 (10.97%) ITIL
7 86 (8.99%) Computer Science
7 86 (8.99%) Scrum
8 80 (8.36%) Unit Testing
9 78 (8.15%) Mentoring
10 77 (8.05%) Service Delivery
11 71 (7.42%) Project Management
12 68 (7.11%) Business Intelligence
13 60 (6.27%) Continuous Improvement
13 60 (6.27%) Validation
14 57 (5.96%) Mathematics
14 57 (5.96%) OO
14 57 (5.96%) UML
15 56 (5.85%) Customer Requirements
16 55 (5.75%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 211 (22.05%) SQL
2 171 (17.87%) JavaScript
3 151 (15.78%) Java
4 129 (13.48%) Python
5 85 (8.88%) C
6 83 (8.67%) PHP
7 79 (8.25%) C#
8 64 (6.69%) C++
9 44 (4.60%) PowerShell
10 39 (4.08%) PL/SQL
11 36 (3.76%) Bash Shell
11 36 (3.76%) TypeScript
12 33 (3.45%) Java 8
13 32 (3.34%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 27 (2.82%) ES6
15 17 (1.78%) ES7
16 16 (1.67%) T-SQL
17 13 (1.36%) Scala
18 10 (1.04%) Ada
18 10 (1.04%) Go
Qualifications
1 217 (22.68%) Degree
2 183 (19.12%) Security Cleared
3 111 (11.60%) SC Cleared
4 22 (2.30%) Computer Science Degree
5 21 (2.19%) Microsoft Certification
6 20 (2.09%) ITIL Certification
7 15 (1.57%) DBS Check
8 14 (1.46%) DV Cleared
9 13 (1.36%) Cisco Certification
10 10 (1.04%) BPSS Clearance
10 10 (1.04%) MCSA
11 9 (0.94%) CCNA
11 9 (0.94%) Master's Degree
12 7 (0.73%) CISSP
12 7 (0.73%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 6 (0.63%) CISM
13 6 (0.63%) ISTQB
13 6 (0.63%) MCSE
13 6 (0.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 5 (0.52%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (6.06%) SLA
2 47 (4.91%) MISRA
2 47 (4.91%) MISRA C
3 41 (4.28%) QA
4 37 (3.87%) ECSS
5 29 (3.03%) GDPR
6 27 (2.82%) PCI DSS
7 23 (2.40%) Data Quality
8 22 (2.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 14 (1.46%) Def Stans
10 13 (1.36%) IEC 61508
11 11 (1.15%) Cyber Essentials
11 11 (1.15%) PMO
12 7 (0.73%) Accessibility
12 7 (0.73%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 6 (0.63%) IEC 61131
13 6 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 6 (0.63%) TickIT
14 5 (0.52%) GMP
15 3 (0.31%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 65 (6.79%) Active Directory
2 62 (6.48%) Docker
3 30 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 26 (2.72%) Hyper-V
5 7 (0.73%) vSphere
5 7 (0.73%) XenApp
5 7 (0.73%) XenDesktop
6 6 (0.63%) Virtual Servers
7 5 (0.52%) BitLocker
7 5 (0.52%) Virtual Desktop
8 4 (0.42%) Shibboleth
8 4 (0.42%) VMware Workstation
9 3 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.21%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 2 (0.21%) Xen
11 1 (0.10%) Firmware
11 1 (0.10%) Gluster
11 1 (0.10%) KVM
11 1 (0.10%) QEMU
11 1 (0.10%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 50 (5.22%) Ansible
2 42 (4.39%) Terraform
3 26 (2.72%) Kubernetes
4 23 (2.40%) Grafana
4 23 (2.40%) Graphite
4 23 (2.40%) Prometheus
5 20 (2.09%) Microsoft Intune
6 8 (0.84%) Kibana
6 8 (0.84%) logstash
7 7 (0.73%) SCCM
8 5 (0.52%) EMC NetWorker
8 5 (0.52%) Jamf Pro
8 5 (0.52%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 4 (0.42%) Active Directory Federation Services
9 4 (0.42%) BMC PATROL
9 4 (0.42%) Opscode Chef
9 4 (0.42%) Puppet
9 4 (0.42%) WSUS
10 2 (0.21%) Single Sign-On
11 1 (0.10%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 190 (19.85%) Microsoft
2 52 (5.43%) VMware
3 45 (4.70%) Oracle
4 38 (3.97%) Salesforce.com
5 29 (3.03%) Google
6 28 (2.93%) Cisco
6 28 (2.93%) Splunk
7 22 (2.30%) SAP
8 17 (1.78%) Citrix
9 11 (1.15%) Apple
9 11 (1.15%) EMC
10 10 (1.04%) Rakuten
10 10 (1.04%) Spotify
11 9 (0.94%) IBM
11 9 (0.94%) Optimizely
11 9 (0.94%) ServiceNow
11 9 (0.94%) Sitecore
11 9 (0.94%) Sophos
11 9 (0.94%) Veeam
12 8 (0.84%) Juniper