Period
to 29 May 2020

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 29 May 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Problem-Solving
West Midlands > Staffordshire
6 months to
29 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 24 14 14
Rank change year-on-year -10 0 +10
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 43 89 110
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Staffordshire 8.32% 12.40% 12.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.21% 13.93% 13.65%
Number of salaries quoted 41 71 107
Median annual salary £31,000 £27,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.73% -26.67% +19.05%
10th Percentile £18,750 £20,500 £21,000
90th Percentile £46,000 £50,000 £52,500
West Midlands median annual salary £43,000 £40,000 £40,750
% change year-on-year +7.50% -1.84% +8.67%

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 467 639 806
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 90.33% 89.00% 89.36%
Number of salaries quoted 427 538 665
Median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £23,500 £22,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £57,500 £55,000 £57,500
West Midlands median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +4.94%

Problem-Solving
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Problem-Solving in Staffordshire

Problem-Solving
Salary Trend in Staffordshire

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Problem-Solving in Staffordshire.

Salary trend for Problem-Solving in Staffordshire

Problem-Solving
Salary Histogram in Staffordshire

Salary distribution for jobs citing Problem-Solving in Staffordshire over the 6 months to 29 May 2020.

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 29 May 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
Tamworth -2 15 £19,500 -27.78%
Stoke-on-Trent -9 15 £44,000 +83.33% 3
Lichfield +20 4 £31,000 +24.00%
Stafford +1 2 £29,750 -25.63% 2
Cannock - 1 £32,500 -
Problem-Solving
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for Problem-Solving.

1 16 (37.21%) Windows
2 15 (34.88%) SQL
2 15 (34.88%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (32.56%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (32.56%) SLA
4 13 (30.23%) Windows XP
4 13 (30.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 13 (30.23%) Windows 7
4 13 (30.23%) Windows 8
5 10 (23.26%) C#
6 9 (20.93%) ITIL
7 8 (18.60%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (18.60%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (16.28%) LAN
8 7 (16.28%) WAN
8 7 (16.28%) Data Centre
9 6 (13.95%) SDLC
9 6 (13.95%) Spanning Tree
9 6 (13.95%) Meraki
9 6 (13.95%) CCIE Routing and Switching
9 6 (13.95%) CCIE
9 6 (13.95%) CCNP
9 6 (13.95%) WLAN
9 6 (13.95%) Firewall
9 6 (13.95%) Wireless
9 6 (13.95%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (13.95%) MPLS
9 6 (13.95%) OSPF
9 6 (13.95%) BGP
9 6 (13.95%) EIGRP

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:

Applications
1 14 (32.56%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (30.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (9.30%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.98%) Power Platform
2 2 (4.65%) AWS
3 1 (2.33%) Azure
3 1 (2.33%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 7 (16.28%) LAN
1 7 (16.28%) WAN
2 6 (13.95%) BGP
2 6 (13.95%) Cisco Nexus
2 6 (13.95%) EIGRP
2 6 (13.95%) Firewall
2 6 (13.95%) MPLS
2 6 (13.95%) OSPF
2 6 (13.95%) Spanning Tree
2 6 (13.95%) VLAN
2 6 (13.95%) Wireless
2 6 (13.95%) WLAN
3 1 (2.33%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.98%) Crystal Reports
1 3 (6.98%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (6.98%) Power BI
1 3 (6.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (4.65%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.33%) Big Data
3 1 (2.33%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.33%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.33%) Redis
3 1 (2.33%) Riak
3 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.33%) Xdebug
General
1 1 (2.33%) Banking
1 1 (2.33%) Games
1 1 (2.33%) Law
1 1 (2.33%) Marketing
1 1 (2.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 21 (48.84%) Analyst
2 13 (30.23%) Support Analyst
3 7 (16.28%) Customer Analyst
3 7 (16.28%) Customer Support Analyst
4 6 (13.95%) Developer
5 4 (9.30%) Consultant
5 4 (9.30%) Network Analyst
5 4 (9.30%) Technical Analyst
5 4 (9.30%) Technical Support
5 4 (9.30%) Technical Support Analyst
6 3 (6.98%) .NET Developer
6 3 (6.98%) Business Intelligence Consultant
6 3 (6.98%) C# Developer
6 3 (6.98%) Network Operations Analyst
6 3 (6.98%) Operations Analyst
7 2 (4.65%) 1st Line Support Analyst
7 2 (4.65%) C# .NET Developer
7 2 (4.65%) Data Analyst
7 2 (4.65%) Infrastructure Team Leader
7 2 (4.65%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.30%) .NET
2 2 (4.65%) .NET Framework
2 2 (4.65%) CSS
3 1 (2.33%) .NET Core
3 1 (2.33%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.33%) HTML
3 1 (2.33%) Laravel
3 1 (2.33%) LESS
3 1 (2.33%) REST
3 1 (2.33%) Sass
3 1 (2.33%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 15 (34.88%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (16.28%) Data Centre
3 3 (6.98%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (2.33%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 16 (37.21%) Windows
2 13 (30.23%) Windows 7
2 13 (30.23%) Windows 8
2 13 (30.23%) Windows XP
3 2 (4.65%) Linux
3 2 (4.65%) Windows Vista
4 1 (2.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (20.93%) ITIL
2 8 (18.60%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (18.60%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (13.95%) Network Architecture
3 6 (13.95%) Project Management
3 6 (13.95%) SDLC
4 5 (11.63%) Analytics
5 3 (6.98%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (6.98%) Customer Requirements
5 3 (6.98%) Machine Learning
5 3 (6.98%) MVC
5 3 (6.98%) Predictive Analytics
5 3 (6.98%) Scrum
5 3 (6.98%) Time Management
6 2 (4.65%) Asset Management
6 2 (4.65%) E-Commerce
6 2 (4.65%) Portfolio Management
6 2 (4.65%) Service Delivery
6 2 (4.65%) Service Management
6 2 (4.65%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 15 (34.88%) SQL
2 10 (23.26%) C#
3 2 (4.65%) Python
3 2 (4.65%) R
4 1 (2.33%) Erlang
4 1 (2.33%) Go
4 1 (2.33%) Haskell
4 1 (2.33%) Java
4 1 (2.33%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.33%) PHP
4 1 (2.33%) PL/SQL
4 1 (2.33%) Scala
4 1 (2.33%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.33%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 6 (13.95%) CCIE
1 6 (13.95%) CCIE Routing and Switching
1 6 (13.95%) CCNP
1 6 (13.95%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (6.98%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (32.56%) SLA
2 3 (6.98%) GDPR
3 1 (2.33%) QA
System Software
1 3 (6.98%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (2.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (13.95%) Meraki
2 4 (9.30%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.65%) Citrix
4 1 (2.33%) NetApp
4 1 (2.33%) VMware