Period
to 17 November 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 17 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Problem-Solving
West Midlands > Staffordshire
6 months to
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 16 34 25
Rank change year-on-year +18 -9 -1
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 85 74 129
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 11.52% 6.15% 10.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.25% 6.96% 10.89%
Number of salaries quoted 67 59 127
Staffordshire median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% -6.67% +31.35%
10th Percentile £21,400 £18,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £48,750 £56,500 £52,000
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +7.14%

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 694 1,063 1,185
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 94.04% 88.29% 93.82%
Number of salaries quoted 583 863 1,046
Staffordshire median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% - +4.90%
10th Percentile £23,550 £21,500 £22,750
90th Percentile £54,750 £57,900 £56,250
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% - -

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 17 November 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 17 November 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
Burton-upon-Trent +3 17 £47,500 +35.71% 4
Stoke-on-Trent -6 17 £37,500 +45.63% 16
Tamworth +17 12 £45,000 +109.30% 7
Cannock +8 10 £45,000 +246.15% 2
Lichfield +14 5 £23,000 -29.23% 1
Leek -1 4 £28,750 -
Stafford +14 2 £30,750 -14.58% 4
Rugeley - 1 £26,500 -
Problem-Solving
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 31 (36.47%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (29.41%) C#
2 25 (29.41%) SQL
3 22 (25.88%) .NET
4 21 (24.71%) Microsoft
5 18 (21.18%) ASP.NET
5 18 (21.18%) Continuous Improvement
6 17 (20.00%) MVC
7 16 (18.82%) Windows
7 16 (18.82%) SQL Server
8 14 (16.47%) Agile Software Development
9 13 (15.29%) JavaScript
9 13 (15.29%) HTML
10 12 (14.12%) Java
11 11 (12.94%) Internet
11 11 (12.94%) WLAN
11 11 (12.94%) WinForms
11 11 (12.94%) Business Analysis
11 11 (12.94%) Degree
11 11 (12.94%) ASP.NET MVC
12 10 (11.76%) Root Cause Analysis
12 10 (11.76%) WPF
12 10 (11.76%) LINQ
12 10 (11.76%) Microsoft Excel
12 10 (11.76%) E-Commerce
13 9 (10.59%) T-SQL
13 9 (10.59%) HTML5
14 8 (9.41%) Cisco
15 7 (8.24%) LAN
15 7 (8.24%) VB.NET

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 5 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2003
1 5 (5.88%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.18%) MediaWiki
2 1 (1.18%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.18%) Skype for Business
2 1 (1.18%) ThingWorx
Applications
1 10 (11.76%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (4.71%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (4.71%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (3.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (3.53%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (8.24%) Magento
2 1 (1.18%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.18%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.88%) Office 365
2 1 (1.18%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (12.94%) Internet
1 11 (12.94%) WLAN
2 7 (8.24%) Firewall
2 7 (8.24%) LAN
3 6 (7.06%) ADSL
3 6 (7.06%) Cisco ASA
3 6 (7.06%) Cisco Nexus
3 6 (7.06%) DHCP
3 6 (7.06%) Network Security
3 6 (7.06%) TCP/IP
3 6 (7.06%) VoIP
3 6 (7.06%) WAN
3 6 (7.06%) Wireless
4 5 (5.88%) DNS
4 5 (5.88%) Kerberos
4 5 (5.88%) MPLS
4 5 (5.88%) NAS
4 5 (5.88%) SAN
4 5 (5.88%) SNMP
4 5 (5.88%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (18.82%) SQL Server
2 6 (7.06%) Relational Database
2 6 (7.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (4.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (3.53%) OLTP
4 3 (3.53%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (2.35%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (2.35%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (1.18%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (1.18%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.18%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (2.35%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.18%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.18%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.18%) JIRA
2 1 (1.18%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.18%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 4 (4.71%) Finance
1 4 (4.71%) Retail
2 3 (3.53%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.35%) Billing
4 1 (1.18%) Back Office
4 1 (1.18%) Banking
4 1 (1.18%) French Language
4 1 (1.18%) German Language
4 1 (1.18%) Legal
4 1 (1.18%) Mandarin Language
4 1 (1.18%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 36 (42.35%) Developer
2 18 (21.18%) C# Developer
3 16 (18.82%) Analyst
3 16 (18.82%) Software Developer
4 10 (11.76%) C# Software Developer
5 7 (8.24%) Applications Developer
5 7 (8.24%) Business Analyst
5 7 (8.24%) Mobile Applications Developer
5 7 (8.24%) Mobile Developer
5 7 (8.24%) Network Engineer
6 6 (7.06%) Senior Analyst
6 6 (7.06%) Senior C# Developer
6 6 (7.06%) Senior Developer
6 6 (7.06%) Senior Network Engineer
7 5 (5.88%) Administrator
7 5 (5.88%) DBA
7 5 (5.88%) Support Analyst
7 5 (5.88%) Systems Administrator
8 4 (4.71%) ASP.NET Developer
8 4 (4.71%) Senior Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (25.88%) .NET
2 18 (21.18%) ASP.NET
3 13 (15.29%) HTML
4 11 (12.94%) ASP.NET MVC
4 11 (12.94%) WinForms
5 10 (11.76%) LINQ
5 10 (11.76%) WPF
6 9 (10.59%) HTML5
7 5 (5.88%) CSS
7 5 (5.88%) LDAP
8 3 (3.53%) Esper
8 3 (3.53%) Kafka
9 2 (2.35%) ASP.NET Web API
9 2 (2.35%) RESTful
10 1 (1.18%) AngularJS
10 1 (1.18%) ASP.NET MVC 5
10 1 (1.18%) CSS3
10 1 (1.18%) KnockoutJS
10 1 (1.18%) REST
10 1 (1.18%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 31 (36.47%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (8.24%) Mobile App
2 7 (8.24%) Self-Motivation
3 5 (5.88%) Computer Science
4 4 (4.71%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.35%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.18%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.18%) Analytical Mindset
6 1 (1.18%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.18%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.18%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.18%) IVR
6 1 (1.18%) User Experience
6 1 (1.18%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 16 (18.82%) Windows
2 7 (8.24%) Android
2 7 (8.24%) Apple iOS
2 7 (8.24%) Windows Server
3 5 (5.88%) Linux
3 5 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (3.53%) Windows 7
4 3 (3.53%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.18%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (21.18%) Continuous Improvement
2 17 (20.00%) MVC
3 14 (16.47%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (12.94%) Business Analysis
5 10 (11.76%) E-Commerce
5 10 (11.76%) Root Cause Analysis
6 7 (8.24%) IT Strategy
6 7 (8.24%) Mathematics
6 7 (8.24%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (7.06%) Capacity Planning
7 6 (7.06%) Customer Requirements
7 6 (7.06%) Data Privacy
7 6 (7.06%) ITIL
7 6 (7.06%) Network Design
7 6 (7.06%) Network Management
8 5 (5.88%) Information Security
8 5 (5.88%) Software Engineering
8 5 (5.88%) Supplier Management
8 5 (5.88%) Web Development
9 4 (4.71%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (29.41%) C#
1 25 (29.41%) SQL
2 13 (15.29%) JavaScript
3 12 (14.12%) Java
4 9 (10.59%) T-SQL
5 7 (8.24%) VB.NET
6 3 (3.53%) Go
6 3 (3.53%) PowerShell
7 2 (2.35%) C++
7 2 (2.35%) VB
7 2 (2.35%) VBA
7 2 (2.35%) VBScript
8 1 (1.18%) PHP
Qualifications
1 11 (12.94%) Degree
2 6 (7.06%) CCNA
2 6 (7.06%) CCNP
2 6 (7.06%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (7.06%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (5.88%) MCITP
3 5 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.18%) HNC
4 1 (1.18%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.18%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.06%) SLA
2 3 (3.53%) GDPR
3 2 (2.35%) PMO
3 2 (2.35%) QA
4 1 (1.18%) GxP
4 1 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.18%) P3O
System Software
1 5 (5.88%) Active Directory
1 5 (5.88%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (1.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 21 (24.71%) Microsoft
2 8 (9.41%) Cisco
3 5 (5.88%) Avaya
3 5 (5.88%) VMware
4 1 (1.18%) IFS
4 1 (1.18%) JD Edwards
4 1 (1.18%) Sage
4 1 (1.18%) Sun
4 1 (1.18%) Tableau