Period
to 18 November 2019

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 18 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Problem-Solving
England > South West
6 months to
18 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 20 23 21
Rank change year-on-year +3 -2 0
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 1,040 911 1,084
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 10.69% 9.06% 10.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.78% 9.79% 11.51%
Number of salaries quoted 799 693 855
South West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £22,750 £24,250 £22,350
90th Percentile £62,500 £65,000 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 8,828 9,306 9,419
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 90.72% 92.50% 91.72%
Number of salaries quoted 7,053 7,452 7,761
South West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £64,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +5.00% -

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 18 November 2019.

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 18 November 2019. 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 +8 384 £40,000 -11.11% 76
Gloucestershire +11 179 £45,000 +5.88% 54
Wiltshire +7 162 £36,000 -15.29% 43
Dorset +9 108 £38,250 -4.38% 31
Devon -9 85 £45,000 +30.43% 22
Somerset +2 79 £40,000 - 22
Cornwall +8 30 £37,500 +63.04% 8
Problem-Solving
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 2019, 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.

1 296 (28.46%) Agile Software Development
2 278 (26.73%) Analytical Skills
3 244 (23.46%) Windows
4 208 (20.00%) SQL
5 207 (19.90%) Microsoft
6 200 (19.23%) Finance
7 176 (16.92%) Degree
8 152 (14.62%) JavaScript
9 143 (13.75%) Python
10 139 (13.37%) Active Directory
11 135 (12.98%) SQL Server
12 134 (12.88%) C
13 133 (12.79%) Linux
14 125 (12.02%) Azure
15 119 (11.44%) ITIL
16 117 (11.25%) Software Engineering
17 115 (11.06%) Scrum
18 111 (10.67%) C#
19 105 (10.10%) Office 365
20 97 (9.33%) .NET
20 97 (9.33%) Security Cleared
20 97 (9.33%) Windows Server
21 94 (9.04%) Git (software)
21 94 (9.04%) Java
22 91 (8.75%) HTML
23 90 (8.65%) Project Management
24 87 (8.37%) AWS
25 86 (8.27%) Microsoft Office
26 83 (7.98%) Test Automation
27 81 (7.79%) VMware

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 31 (2.98%) Apache Spark
2 28 (2.69%) MS Exchange
3 25 (2.40%) SharePoint
4 23 (2.21%) Confluence
5 13 (1.25%) CMS
6 10 (0.96%) Elasticsearch
6 10 (0.96%) WebLogic
7 8 (0.77%) Apache
7 8 (0.77%) IIS
7 8 (0.77%) WebSphere
7 8 (0.77%) WordPress
8 7 (0.67%) Drupal
8 7 (0.67%) OpenStack
9 6 (0.58%) Apache Solr
10 5 (0.48%) Apache Pig
10 5 (0.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 4 (0.38%) JBoss
11 4 (0.38%) Skype for Business
12 3 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2010
12 3 (0.29%) nginx
Applications
1 86 (8.27%) Microsoft Office
2 34 (3.27%) Microsoft Excel
3 19 (1.83%) InVision
4 15 (1.44%) Sketch
5 11 (1.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 10 (0.96%) MS Visio
6 10 (0.96%) Photoshop
6 10 (0.96%) Zeplin
7 5 (0.48%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 5 (0.48%) Adobe Illustrator
7 5 (0.48%) Adobe XD
8 4 (0.38%) Figma
8 4 (0.38%) InDesign
8 4 (0.38%) Microsoft Project
8 4 (0.38%) UXPin
9 2 (0.19%) CATIA
9 2 (0.19%) Pro/ENGINEER
9 2 (0.19%) PTC Creo
9 2 (0.19%) Siemens NX
10 1 (0.096%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (1.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.48%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 2 (0.19%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.19%) Shopify
4 1 (0.096%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.096%) Infor M3
4 1 (0.096%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.096%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.096%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.096%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.096%) Sage CRM
Cloud Services
1 125 (12.02%) Azure
2 105 (10.10%) Office 365
3 87 (8.37%) AWS
4 29 (2.79%) SaaS
5 25 (2.40%) Dynamics 365
6 23 (2.21%) Power Platform
7 22 (2.12%) Serverless
8 18 (1.73%) AWS CloudFormation
8 18 (1.73%) AWS Lambda
9 17 (1.63%) GCP
10 14 (1.35%) IaaS
11 6 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
11 6 (0.58%) Google Analytics
11 6 (0.58%) NuGet
12 5 (0.48%) Azure Active Directory
13 4 (0.38%) GitHub
13 4 (0.38%) Google Play
13 4 (0.38%) Google Tag Manager
13 4 (0.38%) OpenShift
14 2 (0.19%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 63 (6.06%) Firewall
2 53 (5.10%) DNS
2 53 (5.10%) TCP/IP
3 50 (4.81%) Network Security
4 41 (3.94%) DHCP
5 33 (3.17%) VLAN
6 31 (2.98%) VPN
7 29 (2.79%) SAN
8 28 (2.69%) VoIP
9 27 (2.60%) Internet
10 23 (2.21%) Software-Defined Radio
11 18 (1.73%) Wireless
12 17 (1.63%) IPv4
13 15 (1.44%) HTTP
14 11 (1.06%) 4G
15 10 (0.96%) LAN
15 10 (0.96%) SSL
15 10 (0.96%) WAN
16 9 (0.87%) HTTPS
16 9 (0.87%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 135 (12.98%) SQL Server
2 43 (4.13%) Big Data
3 33 (3.17%) MySQL
4 25 (2.40%) Relational Database
5 23 (2.21%) Power BI
6 19 (1.83%) Apache Hive
6 19 (1.83%) Impala
7 17 (1.63%) RDBMS
8 16 (1.54%) Data Warehouse
8 16 (1.54%) Geospatial Data
9 15 (1.44%) Crystal Reports
9 15 (1.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 14 (1.35%) MongoDB
11 13 (1.25%) NoSQL
11 13 (1.25%) PostgreSQL
12 11 (1.06%) Oracle Reports
13 10 (0.96%) Hadoop
14 9 (0.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 8 (0.77%) QlikView
16 7 (0.67%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 94 (9.04%) Git (software)
2 57 (5.48%) JIRA
3 39 (3.75%) Bitbucket
4 31 (2.98%) Jenkins
5 25 (2.40%) git-flow
6 19 (1.83%) Bitbucket Server
6 19 (1.83%) Eclipse
6 19 (1.83%) Team Foundation Server
6 19 (1.83%) webpack
7 17 (1.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 13 (1.25%) Visual Studio
9 12 (1.15%) IntelliJ
10 11 (1.06%) Babel
10 11 (1.06%) GitLab
11 9 (0.87%) Balsamiq
12 8 (0.77%) gulp
13 7 (0.67%) Xcode
14 6 (0.58%) Android Studio
14 6 (0.58%) TeamCity
14 6 (0.58%) WebDriver
General
1 200 (19.23%) Finance
2 58 (5.58%) Aerospace
3 56 (5.38%) Marketing
4 53 (5.10%) Retail
5 52 (5.00%) Public Sector
6 46 (4.42%) Telecoms
7 44 (4.23%) Electronics
8 32 (3.08%) Manufacturing
9 28 (2.69%) Military
10 25 (2.40%) Banking
10 25 (2.40%) Local Government
11 21 (2.02%) Legal
12 17 (1.63%) Back Office
13 14 (1.35%) Law
14 12 (1.15%) Advertising
14 12 (1.15%) Publishing
15 10 (0.96%) Financial Institution
16 8 (0.77%) International Banking
17 7 (0.67%) Automotive
18 4 (0.38%) Environmental Health
Job Titles
1 192 (18.46%) Developer
2 167 (16.06%) Analyst
3 99 (9.52%) Consultant
4 85 (8.17%) Software Engineer
5 74 (7.12%) Support Engineer
6 68 (6.54%) Systems Engineer
7 51 (4.90%) Applications Support
8 37 (3.56%) 2nd Line Support
8 37 (3.56%) IT Support
9 36 (3.46%) Senior Developer
10 32 (3.08%) .NET Developer
10 32 (3.08%) IT Engineer
10 32 (3.08%) Support Analyst
11 31 (2.98%) 1st Line Support
11 31 (2.98%) Junior
12 29 (2.79%) JavaScript Developer
13 28 (2.69%) Business Analyst
14 26 (2.50%) Data Analyst
15 25 (2.40%) Communications Engineer
16 24 (2.31%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 97 (9.33%) .NET
2 91 (8.75%) HTML
3 68 (6.54%) CSS
4 55 (5.29%) AngularJS
5 51 (4.90%) React
6 49 (4.71%) Node.js
7 47 (4.52%) ASP.NET
7 47 (4.52%) jQuery
8 39 (3.75%) XML
9 38 (3.65%) Web Services
10 33 (3.17%) .NET Framework
11 32 (3.08%) REST
12 29 (2.79%) Kafka
13 24 (2.31%) Elastic Stack
13 24 (2.31%) Spring
14 22 (2.12%) Vue.js
15 21 (2.02%) Entity Framework
16 20 (1.92%) Sass
17 18 (1.73%) JSON
17 18 (1.73%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 278 (26.73%) Analytical Skills
2 75 (7.21%) Self-Motivation
3 68 (6.54%) User Experience
4 60 (5.77%) Management Information System
5 36 (3.46%) Driving Licence
6 32 (3.08%) Algorithms
7 28 (2.69%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 23 (2.21%) Verilog
8 23 (2.21%) VHDL
9 21 (2.02%) Analytical Mindset
9 21 (2.02%) Data Centre
9 21 (2.02%) Greenfield Project
10 19 (1.83%) Cyber Kill Chain
10 19 (1.83%) Mobile App
11 16 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
12 14 (1.35%) CMDB
13 11 (1.06%) Client/Server
14 10 (0.96%) CESG
15 7 (0.67%) BBC
15 7 (0.67%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 244 (23.46%) Windows
2 133 (12.79%) Linux
3 97 (9.33%) Windows Server
4 60 (5.77%) Windows 10
5 29 (2.79%) Unix
6 24 (2.31%) Windows 7
6 24 (2.31%) Windows Server 2012
7 22 (2.12%) Windows Server 2008
8 21 (2.02%) Android
9 18 (1.73%) Apple iOS
10 12 (1.15%) Windows Server 2003
11 11 (1.06%) CentOS
11 11 (1.06%) Windows XP
12 10 (0.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 8 (0.77%) Ubuntu
14 5 (0.48%) Debian
14 5 (0.48%) Mac OS
14 5 (0.48%) Windows 8
15 2 (0.19%) Mac OS X
16 1 (0.096%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 296 (28.46%) Agile Software Development
2 119 (11.44%) ITIL
3 117 (11.25%) Software Engineering
4 115 (11.06%) Scrum
5 90 (8.65%) Project Management
6 83 (7.98%) Test Automation
7 76 (7.31%) Cybersecurity
8 70 (6.73%) Business Intelligence
9 67 (6.44%) Time Management
10 64 (6.15%) Computer Science
10 64 (6.15%) Mentoring
11 63 (6.06%) TDD
11 63 (6.06%) Visualisation
12 59 (5.67%) Analytics
12 59 (5.67%) Coaching
12 59 (5.67%) Continuous Integration
13 57 (5.48%) Systems Engineering
14 54 (5.19%) Decision-Making
15 52 (5.00%) Continuous Improvement
15 52 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 208 (20.00%) SQL
2 152 (14.62%) JavaScript
3 143 (13.75%) Python
4 134 (12.88%) C
5 111 (10.67%) C#
6 94 (9.04%) Java
7 63 (6.06%) C++
8 49 (4.71%) PHP
9 38 (3.65%) PowerShell
10 33 (3.17%) Bash Shell
11 29 (2.79%) Embedded C
11 29 (2.79%) TypeScript
12 28 (2.69%) Ruby
13 25 (2.40%) R
14 22 (2.12%) VB.NET
15 19 (1.83%) Perl
16 18 (1.73%) Scala
17 15 (1.44%) T-SQL
18 11 (1.06%) Apple Swift
18 11 (1.06%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 176 (16.92%) Degree
2 97 (9.33%) Security Cleared
3 42 (4.04%) SC Cleared
4 40 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
5 34 (3.27%) DV Cleared
6 29 (2.79%) Cisco Certification
7 26 (2.50%) Computer Science Degree
8 23 (2.21%) MCSE
9 22 (2.12%) CCNA
9 22 (2.12%) MCSA
10 17 (1.63%) ISTQB
11 16 (1.54%) DBS Check
12 14 (1.35%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 13 (1.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 12 (1.15%) CISMP
15 11 (1.06%) BPSS Clearance
15 11 (1.06%) CCNP
15 11 (1.06%) CISSP
16 10 (0.96%) ITIL Certification
17 8 (0.77%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (3.37%) QA
2 28 (2.69%) SLA
3 10 (0.96%) Cyber Essentials
3 10 (0.96%) PMO
4 7 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 7 (0.67%) MISRA
4 7 (0.67%) MISRA C
5 6 (0.58%) HAZOP
5 6 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (0.48%) ECSS
6 5 (0.48%) GDPR
7 4 (0.38%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 2 (0.19%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.19%) Def Stans
8 2 (0.19%) RMADS
9 1 (0.096%) ARP4754
9 1 (0.096%) IEC 61508
9 1 (0.096%) NCSC
9 1 (0.096%) TickIT
System Software
1 139 (13.37%) Active Directory
2 55 (5.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 41 (3.94%) Hyper-V
4 35 (3.37%) Docker
5 19 (1.83%) Apache Flume
6 9 (0.87%) Virtual Machines
7 6 (0.58%) vSphere
8 5 (0.48%) HDFS
9 3 (0.29%) VirtualBox
10 2 (0.19%) Firmware
10 2 (0.19%) KVM
10 2 (0.19%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.096%) LXC
11 1 (0.096%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.096%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.096%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.096%) Xen
Systems Management
1 34 (3.27%) SCCM
2 19 (1.83%) Oozie
3 16 (1.54%) Kubernetes
4 9 (0.87%) Ansible
5 8 (0.77%) AirWatch
5 8 (0.77%) Microsoft Intune
5 8 (0.77%) Terraform
6 7 (0.67%) Docker Swarm
7 6 (0.58%) WSUS
8 5 (0.48%) Cloudify
8 5 (0.48%) Hadoop YARN
9 4 (0.38%) Cisco Prime
9 4 (0.38%) cPanel
9 4 (0.38%) EnCase
9 4 (0.38%) Nagios
9 4 (0.38%) Suricata
9 4 (0.38%) vCenter Server
10 3 (0.29%) Graylog
10 3 (0.29%) Opscode Chef
10 3 (0.29%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 207 (19.90%) Microsoft
2 81 (7.79%) VMware
3 76 (7.31%) Oracle
4 28 (2.69%) Splunk
5 27 (2.60%) SAP
6 25 (2.40%) Cisco
6 25 (2.40%) HP
6 25 (2.40%) Tableau
7 24 (2.31%) Google
8 21 (2.02%) Apple
8 21 (2.02%) Atlassian
8 21 (2.02%) EMC
9 17 (1.63%) Dell
10 16 (1.54%) Adobe
11 14 (1.35%) Cadence
11 14 (1.35%) SolarWinds
12 13 (1.25%) ServiceNow
13 11 (1.06%) Salesforce.com
14 10 (0.96%) Palo Alto
14 10 (0.96%) Sage