Period
to 11 May 2021

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 11 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Problem-Solving
West Midlands > Staffordshire
6 months to
11 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 8 22 15
Rank change year-on-year +14 -7 -1
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 63 46 93
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Staffordshire 13.91% 8.76% 13.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 15.11% 9.68% 14.46%
Number of salaries quoted 44 42 72
10th Percentile " " £21,350
25th Percentile £18,750 £18,750 £23,347
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £29,500 £29,000 £30,000
Median % change year-on-year +1.72% -3.33% -20.00%
75th Percentile £34,875 £42,188 £43,750
90th Percentile £43,750 £46,000 £49,875
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -

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 417 475 643
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 92.05% 90.48% 90.06%
Number of salaries quoted 331 436 551
10th Percentile £21,750 £22,750 £22,683
25th Percentile £28,250 £29,750 £29,925
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £39,500 £40,000 £39,500
Median % change year-on-year -1.25% +1.27% +5.33%
75th Percentile £48,750 £48,750 £46,500
90th Percentile £58,750 £57,500 £55,000
West Midlands median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%

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 11 May 2021.

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 11 May 2021. 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
Stafford +5 14 £40,000 +34.45% 3
Tamworth -3 12 £19,500 - 4
Burton-upon-Trent - 12 £29,500 - 1
Lichfield +6 8 £32,500 +4.84% 4
Stoke-on-Trent +5 2 £18,000 -59.55% 4
Cannock +2 2 £30,000 -7.69%
Problem-Solving
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 11 May 2021, 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 29 (46.03%) Social Skills
2 27 (42.86%) SQL
3 26 (41.27%) Microsoft
4 22 (34.92%) Marketing
5 21 (33.33%) SQL Server
6 20 (31.75%) C#
7 18 (28.57%) SLA
8 17 (26.98%) Agile Software Development
9 15 (23.81%) Microsoft Excel
10 14 (22.22%) Analytics
10 14 (22.22%) Mobile App
11 12 (19.05%) Organisational Skills
11 12 (19.05%) Windows
11 12 (19.05%) EPoS
11 12 (19.05%) Management Information System
12 11 (17.46%) Mentoring
12 11 (17.46%) Continuous Improvement
13 10 (15.87%) SpecFlow
13 10 (15.87%) Analytical Skills
13 10 (15.87%) Load Testing
13 10 (15.87%) Test Automation
13 10 (15.87%) MSTest
13 10 (15.87%) BDD
13 10 (15.87%) Influencing Skills
13 10 (15.87%) SDLC
13 10 (15.87%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 10 (15.87%) TDD
13 10 (15.87%) NUnit
13 10 (15.87%) ISTQB
13 10 (15.87%) Selenium

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 2 (3.17%) SharePoint
Applications
1 15 (23.81%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (12.70%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (9.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (1.59%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.59%) Magento
1 1 (1.59%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 9 (14.29%) Azure
1 9 (14.29%) Power Platform
2 8 (12.70%) Microsoft 365
3 5 (7.94%) AWS
4 4 (6.35%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (3.17%) SaaS
6 1 (1.59%) AdWords
6 1 (1.59%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 10 (15.87%) VoIP
2 8 (12.70%) Wireless
3 5 (7.94%) Cisco Wireless
4 4 (6.35%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (4.76%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (4.76%) Cisco Firepower
5 3 (4.76%) Cisco ISE
5 3 (4.76%) DHCP
5 3 (4.76%) DNS
5 3 (4.76%) Firewall
6 2 (3.17%) Internet
6 2 (3.17%) LAN
6 2 (3.17%) WAN
7 1 (1.59%) SSH
7 1 (1.59%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 9 (14.29%) Power BI
3 6 (9.52%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (7.94%) Amazon RDS
4 5 (7.94%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
4 5 (7.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 5 (7.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (6.35%) Tableau
6 3 (4.76%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (15.87%) MSTest
1 10 (15.87%) NUnit
1 10 (15.87%) Selenium
1 10 (15.87%) SpecFlow
2 5 (7.94%) Visual Studio
3 2 (3.17%) Git (software)
General
1 29 (46.03%) Social Skills
2 22 (34.92%) Marketing
3 12 (19.05%) Organisational Skills
4 10 (15.87%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (15.87%) Influencing Skills
5 5 (7.94%) Finance
6 3 (4.76%) Presentation Skills
6 3 (4.76%) Retail
Job Titles
1 25 (39.68%) Analyst
2 10 (15.87%) Senior Software Test Engineer
2 10 (15.87%) Senior Test Engineer
2 10 (15.87%) Software Test Engineer
2 10 (15.87%) Test Engineer
3 9 (14.29%) 1st Line Support
4 8 (12.70%) 1st Line Support Analyst
4 8 (12.70%) Network Engineer
4 8 (12.70%) Software Analyst
4 8 (12.70%) Software Support Analyst
4 8 (12.70%) Support Analyst
5 7 (11.11%) Development Engineer
5 7 (11.11%) Senior Development Engineer
5 7 (11.11%) Senior Software Development Engineer
5 7 (11.11%) Senior Software Engineer
5 7 (11.11%) Software Development Engineer
5 7 (11.11%) Software Engineer
5 7 (11.11%) Test Development Engineer
6 5 (7.94%) Data Analyst
7 4 (6.35%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.94%) MDX
2 2 (3.17%) .NET
2 2 (3.17%) .NET Core
2 2 (3.17%) AngularJS
2 2 (3.17%) HTML
2 2 (3.17%) jQuery
2 2 (3.17%) WCF
2 2 (3.17%) XML
3 1 (1.59%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.59%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (1.59%) Entity Framework
3 1 (1.59%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 14 (22.22%) Mobile App
2 12 (19.05%) EPoS
2 12 (19.05%) Management Information System
3 5 (7.94%) Data Structures
4 4 (6.35%) Data Centre
5 2 (3.17%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (3.17%) Tandem
6 1 (1.59%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.59%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (1.59%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 12 (19.05%) Windows
2 2 (3.17%) Windows 10
2 2 (3.17%) Windows 7
2 2 (3.17%) Windows 8
2 2 (3.17%) Windows Server
2 2 (3.17%) Windows Server 2016
2 2 (3.17%) Windows Server 2019
2 2 (3.17%) Windows XP
3 1 (1.59%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (26.98%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (22.22%) Analytics
3 11 (17.46%) Continuous Improvement
3 11 (17.46%) Mentoring
4 10 (15.87%) BDD
4 10 (15.87%) Load Testing
4 10 (15.87%) Regression Testing
4 10 (15.87%) SDLC
4 10 (15.87%) Software Testing
4 10 (15.87%) TDD
4 10 (15.87%) Test Automation
5 9 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
5 9 (14.29%) Data Visualisation
5 9 (14.29%) Visualisation
6 8 (12.70%) Network Monitoring
6 8 (12.70%) Project Management
7 7 (11.11%) ERP
7 7 (11.11%) SDET
8 6 (9.52%) Data Analysis
8 6 (9.52%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 27 (42.86%) SQL
2 20 (31.75%) C#
3 5 (7.94%) Python
4 4 (6.35%) VBA
5 1 (1.59%) C
5 1 (1.59%) C++
5 1 (1.59%) Java
5 1 (1.59%) Perl
Qualifications
1 10 (15.87%) ISEB
1 10 (15.87%) ISTQB
1 10 (15.87%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 8 (12.70%) CCNA
2 8 (12.70%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (6.35%) Network+ Certification
4 3 (4.76%) CCNP
5 2 (3.17%) MCDBA
5 2 (3.17%) MCSA
5 2 (3.17%) MCSE
5 2 (3.17%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.59%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (28.57%) SLA
2 10 (15.87%) QA
3 4 (6.35%) GDPR
System Software
1 4 (6.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.17%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 26 (41.27%) Microsoft
2 8 (12.70%) Cisco
3 6 (9.52%) Oracle
4 5 (7.94%) Salesforce.com
4 5 (7.94%) SAP
5 4 (6.35%) Teradata
5 4 (6.35%) VMware
6 3 (4.76%) Google
7 2 (3.17%) Epicor
7 2 (3.17%) Meraki
8 1 (1.59%) Blue Prism
8 1 (1.59%) DoubleClick
8 1 (1.59%) Sage
8 1 (1.59%) WooCommerce
8 1 (1.59%) Xero