Period
to 23 November 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 23 November 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Problem-Solving
West Midlands > Staffordshire
6 months to
23 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 16 12 16
Rank change year-on-year -4 +4 +15
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 25 90 89
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Staffordshire 9.54% 14.88% 12.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.16% 16.45% 12.92%
Number of salaries quoted 23 83 73
Median annual salary £33,957 £32,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.48% -18.75% +14.29%
10th Percentile £21,250 £19,700 £21,300
90th Percentile £50,000 £50,000 £48,750
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £41,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +8.43% -2.35% -

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 246 547 689
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 93.89% 90.41% 94.00%
Number of salaries quoted 212 481 594
Median annual salary £42,500 £38,057 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.67% -4.86% +6.67%
10th Percentile £26,250 £22,500 £23,750
90th Percentile £58,700 £53,750 £55,000
West Midlands median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +12.50%

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 23 November 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 23 November 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
Burton-upon-Trent +2 7 £27,500 +22.22%
Stoke-on-Trent +17 6 £44,000 +46.67% 5
Stafford -4 3 £33,957 +41.49%
Tamworth +4 2 £50,000 +104.08%
Cannock -5 2 £36,500 +2.10%
Problem-Solving
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 12 (48.00%) SQL
2 10 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 8 (32.00%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (28.00%) Data Analysis
5 6 (24.00%) Marketing
5 6 (24.00%) Business Intelligence
5 6 (24.00%) Data Structures
6 5 (20.00%) Power BI
6 5 (20.00%) Power Platform
6 5 (20.00%) E-Commerce
6 5 (20.00%) SQL Server
6 5 (20.00%) Windows
6 5 (20.00%) Finance
6 5 (20.00%) Project Management
6 5 (20.00%) DNS
7 4 (16.00%) Sage
7 4 (16.00%) Migration
7 4 (16.00%) Wireless
7 4 (16.00%) Linux
7 4 (16.00%) Java
7 4 (16.00%) LAN
7 4 (16.00%) Perl
7 4 (16.00%) Microsoft
7 4 (16.00%) DHCP
7 4 (16.00%) TCP/IP
7 4 (16.00%) Problem Management
7 4 (16.00%) Digital Marketing
7 4 (16.00%) SSH
7 4 (16.00%) Data Cleansing
7 4 (16.00%) Magento

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 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (4.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (4.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (4.00%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (16.00%) Magento
1 4 (16.00%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 5 (20.00%) Power Platform
2 2 (8.00%) Office 365
3 1 (4.00%) Azure
3 1 (4.00%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (20.00%) DNS
2 4 (16.00%) DHCP
2 4 (16.00%) LAN
2 4 (16.00%) SSH
2 4 (16.00%) TCP/IP
2 4 (16.00%) Wireless
3 3 (12.00%) Firewall
3 3 (12.00%) WAN
4 2 (8.00%) BGP
4 2 (8.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (8.00%) EIGRP
4 2 (8.00%) MPLS
4 2 (8.00%) OSPF
4 2 (8.00%) Spanning Tree
4 2 (8.00%) VLAN
4 2 (8.00%) WLAN
5 1 (4.00%) Network Security
5 1 (4.00%) VPN
5 1 (4.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.00%) Power BI
1 5 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (16.00%) Relational Database
3 3 (12.00%) Tableau
4 1 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 6 (24.00%) Marketing
2 5 (20.00%) Finance
3 1 (4.00%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 6 (24.00%) Analyst
2 4 (16.00%) Consultant
2 4 (16.00%) Implementation Consultant
2 4 (16.00%) Software Consultant
2 4 (16.00%) Software Implementation Consultant
3 3 (12.00%) Developer
3 3 (12.00%) IT Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Insight Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Network Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Operations Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Problem Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
4 2 (8.00%) Senior Insight Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Support Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) IT Manager
5 1 (4.00%) Senior Developer
5 1 (4.00%) Software Developer
5 1 (4.00%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Systems Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.00%) .NET
1 2 (8.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (4.00%) AngularJS
2 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (4.00%) CSS
2 1 (4.00%) HTML
2 1 (4.00%) React
2 1 (4.00%) REST
2 1 (4.00%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (32.00%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (24.00%) Data Structures
3 4 (16.00%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (8.00%) Data Centre
5 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (20.00%) Windows
2 4 (16.00%) Linux
3 1 (4.00%) Android
3 1 (4.00%) Windows 10
3 1 (4.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 7 (28.00%) Data Analysis
3 6 (24.00%) Business Intelligence
4 5 (20.00%) E-Commerce
4 5 (20.00%) Project Management
5 4 (16.00%) Analytics
5 4 (16.00%) Creative Problem-Solving
5 4 (16.00%) Data Cleansing
5 4 (16.00%) Digital Marketing
5 4 (16.00%) Inventory Management
5 4 (16.00%) Migration
5 4 (16.00%) Problem Management
6 3 (12.00%) Data Visualisation
6 3 (12.00%) Visualisation
7 2 (8.00%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (8.00%) Customer Insight
7 2 (8.00%) Data Governance
7 2 (8.00%) Mathematics
7 2 (8.00%) Network Architecture
7 2 (8.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (48.00%) SQL
2 4 (16.00%) Java
2 4 (16.00%) Perl
3 3 (12.00%) Python
4 2 (8.00%) C
4 2 (8.00%) C++
4 2 (8.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (8.00%) VBA
5 1 (4.00%) C#
5 1 (4.00%) PowerShell
5 1 (4.00%) R
5 1 (4.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (8.00%) CCIE
1 2 (8.00%) CCIE Routing and Switching
1 2 (8.00%) CCNP
1 2 (8.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (8.00%) Degree
2 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) GDPR
System Software
1 2 (8.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (4.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (4.00%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (4.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 4 (16.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (16.00%) Sage
1 4 (16.00%) WooCommerce
1 4 (16.00%) Xero
2 2 (8.00%) Meraki
2 2 (8.00%) Oracle
2 2 (8.00%) Teradata
2 2 (8.00%) VMware
3 1 (4.00%) Apple
3 1 (4.00%) Citrix
3 1 (4.00%) Symantec