Period
to 16 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 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 16 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Problem-Solving
West Midlands > Staffordshire
6 months to
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 16 31 27
Rank change year-on-year +15 -4 +13
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 101 74 118
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 11.06% 7.57% 8.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.38% 8.39% 9.76%
Number of salaries quoted 96 69 112
Staffordshire median annual salary £40,000 £30,000 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +33.33% -11.76% +7.94%
10th Percentile £26,250 £19,750 £23,500
90th Percentile £52,500 £47,500 £45,000
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +4.17%

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 Staffordshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Staffordshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 816 882 1,209
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 89.38% 90.18% 91.25%
Number of salaries quoted 676 701 1,083
Staffordshire median annual salary £38,375 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.33% - -6.25%
10th Percentile £23,000 £21,250 £22,500
90th Percentile £57,500 £56,250 £53,750
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year +6.25% -1.23% +1.25%

Problem-Solving
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

Job postings citing Problem-Solving as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire.

Job vacancy trend for Problem-Solving in Staffordshire

Problem-Solving
Salary Trend in Staffordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Problem-Solving in Staffordshire.

Salary trend for Problem-Solving in Staffordshire

Problem-Solving
Salary Histogram in Staffordshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Problem-Solving in Staffordshire over the 6 months to 16 July 2018.

Salary histogram for Problem-Solving in Staffordshire

Problem-Solving
Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Problem-Solving within the Staffordshire region over the 6 months to 16 July 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
Stoke-on-Trent -10 22 £50,000 +80.18% 11
Burton-upon-Trent +2 19 £45,000 +28.57% 2
Tamworth +2 13 £45,000 +125.00% 3
Stafford +10 4 £29,000 -7.94% 3
Lichfield +9 4 £32,500 -7.14% 1
Cannock +3 2 £40,000 +26.98% 1
Rugeley - 2 £29,500 - 1
Problem-Solving
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 16 July 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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for Problem-Solving.

1 46 (45.54%) SQL
2 40 (39.60%) Analytical Skills
3 35 (34.65%) C#
4 27 (26.73%) .NET
5 23 (22.77%) Microsoft
6 22 (21.78%) Agile Software Development
7 20 (19.80%) SQL Server
8 19 (18.81%) MVC
9 18 (17.82%) Continuous Improvement
10 16 (15.84%) ASP.NET
10 16 (15.84%) Windows
11 15 (14.85%) T-SQL
11 15 (14.85%) VB.NET
11 15 (14.85%) Web Development
12 14 (13.86%) Retail
12 14 (13.86%) JavaScript
13 12 (11.88%) HTML
13 12 (11.88%) Linux
14 11 (10.89%) CSS
14 11 (10.89%) Project Management
14 11 (10.89%) Software Engineering
14 11 (10.89%) Business Analysis
15 10 (9.90%) Dynamics NAV
15 10 (9.90%) SQL Server 2008
15 10 (9.90%) Test Automation
16 9 (8.91%) Stakeholder Management
16 9 (8.91%) ASP.NET MVC
16 9 (8.91%) CSS3
17 8 (7.92%) Technical Analysis
17 8 (7.92%) ASP.NET Web API

Problem-Solving
Co-occurring IT Skills in Staffordshire 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 4 (3.96%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.97%) MediaWiki
3 2 (1.98%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.98%) nginx
4 1 (0.99%) Confluence
4 1 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 8 (7.92%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (5.94%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (3.96%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (2.97%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.98%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (9.90%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (1.98%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.97%) Office 365
3 2 (1.98%) DigitalOcean
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.93%) DNS
2 5 (4.95%) SSL
2 5 (4.95%) TCP/IP
3 4 (3.96%) Internet
4 3 (2.97%) DHCP
4 3 (2.97%) SAN
5 2 (1.98%) Kerberos
5 2 (1.98%) LAN
5 2 (1.98%) MPLS
5 2 (1.98%) NAS
5 2 (1.98%) SNMP
5 2 (1.98%) VLAN
5 2 (1.98%) WLAN
6 1 (0.99%) FTP
6 1 (0.99%) Hyperconnected
6 1 (0.99%) IP Telephony
6 1 (0.99%) SMS
6 1 (0.99%) Structured Cabling
6 1 (0.99%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (19.80%) SQL Server
2 10 (9.90%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (4.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (3.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (2.97%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.98%) MySQL
6 2 (1.98%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (1.98%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (0.99%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.99%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.99%) OLTP
7 1 (0.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 3 (2.97%) Git (software)
1 3 (2.97%) JIRA
2 2 (1.98%) Bitbucket
2 2 (1.98%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.98%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.99%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.99%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 14 (13.86%) Retail
2 5 (4.95%) Billing
3 3 (2.97%) Finance
3 3 (2.97%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.99%) Advertising
4 1 (0.99%) Banking
4 1 (0.99%) Games
4 1 (0.99%) Legal
Job Titles
1 35 (34.65%) Analyst
2 34 (33.66%) Developer
3 19 (18.81%) C# Developer
4 17 (16.83%) Business Analyst
5 13 (12.87%) Web Developer
6 12 (11.88%) Support Analyst
7 10 (9.90%) .NET Developer
7 10 (9.90%) C# .NET Developer
7 10 (9.90%) Senior Developer
7 10 (9.90%) Software Engineer
8 9 (8.91%) Senior Analyst
8 9 (8.91%) Senior Business Analyst
9 8 (7.92%) ASP.NET Developer
9 8 (7.92%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 8 (7.92%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 7 (6.93%) .NET Web Developer
10 7 (6.93%) Applications Support
10 7 (6.93%) C# Web Developer
10 7 (6.93%) Senior C# Developer
10 7 (6.93%) Senior Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (26.73%) .NET
2 16 (15.84%) ASP.NET
3 12 (11.88%) HTML
4 11 (10.89%) CSS
5 9 (8.91%) ASP.NET MVC
5 9 (8.91%) CSS3
6 8 (7.92%) ASP.NET Web API
7 6 (5.94%) WinForms
8 5 (4.95%) RESTful
9 3 (2.97%) .NET Framework
9 3 (2.97%) Entity Framework
9 3 (2.97%) HTML5
9 3 (2.97%) jQuery
10 2 (1.98%) Laravel
10 2 (1.98%) LDAP
10 2 (1.98%) LEMP Stack
10 2 (1.98%) LINQ
10 2 (1.98%) WPF
11 1 (0.99%) ASP.NET MVC 5
11 1 (0.99%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 40 (39.60%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (6.93%) Self-Motivation
3 4 (3.96%) Replication
4 3 (2.97%) Algorithms
4 3 (2.97%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.98%) Data Structures
5 2 (1.98%) Driving Licence
5 2 (1.98%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.99%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.99%) FMCG
6 1 (0.99%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 16 (15.84%) Windows
2 12 (11.88%) Linux
3 5 (4.95%) Windows Server
4 3 (2.97%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.98%) Windows 10
5 2 (1.98%) Windows 8
5 2 (1.98%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (1.98%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.99%) Android
6 1 (0.99%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.99%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.99%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.99%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (21.78%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (18.81%) MVC
3 18 (17.82%) Continuous Improvement
4 15 (14.85%) Web Development
5 11 (10.89%) Business Analysis
5 11 (10.89%) Project Management
5 11 (10.89%) Software Engineering
6 10 (9.90%) Test Automation
7 9 (8.91%) Stakeholder Management
8 8 (7.92%) IT Strategy
8 8 (7.92%) Load Testing
8 8 (7.92%) Technical Analysis
9 7 (6.93%) CRM
9 7 (6.93%) Customer Requirements
9 7 (6.93%) SDLC
10 6 (5.94%) Regression Testing
11 5 (4.95%) Creative Problem-Solving
11 5 (4.95%) ERP
11 5 (4.95%) Open Source
11 5 (4.95%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 46 (45.54%) SQL
2 35 (34.65%) C#
3 15 (14.85%) T-SQL
3 15 (14.85%) VB.NET
4 14 (13.86%) JavaScript
5 4 (3.96%) PHP
6 3 (2.97%) Erlang
6 3 (2.97%) Java
7 2 (1.98%) C++
7 2 (1.98%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.99%) C
8 1 (0.99%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (5.94%) Degree
2 4 (3.96%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (1.98%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (1.98%) MCITP
4 1 (0.99%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.99%) HNC
4 1 (0.99%) MCSA
4 1 (0.99%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.96%) PMO
2 3 (2.97%) P3O
2 3 (2.97%) SLA
3 2 (1.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.98%) QA
System Software
1 4 (3.96%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.99%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (2.97%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 23 (22.77%) Microsoft
2 3 (2.97%) VMware
3 2 (1.98%) Avaya
3 2 (1.98%) IFS
3 2 (1.98%) Xamarin
4 1 (0.99%) Cisco
4 1 (0.99%) EqualLogic
4 1 (0.99%) Genesys
4 1 (0.99%) IDERA
4 1 (0.99%) Infor
4 1 (0.99%) Ivanti
4 1 (0.99%) Kaspersky
4 1 (0.99%) Oracle
4 1 (0.99%) SAP