Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Problem-Solving
West Midlands > Staffordshire
6 months to
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 19 39 25
Rank change year-on-year +20 -14 0
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 83 63 116
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 10.07% 6.08% 9.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.96% 6.79% 9.96%
Number of salaries quoted 83 48 108
Staffordshire median annual salary £45,000 £29,250 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +53.85% -16.43% +16.67%
10th Percentile £22,700 £20,361 £22,500
90th Percentile £52,500 £44,875 £46,625
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 757 928 1,165
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 91.87% 89.49% 93.65%
Number of salaries quoted 620 737 1,036
Staffordshire median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £23,500 £21,250 £22,000
90th Percentile £56,025 £55,000 £55,000
West Midlands median annual salary £44,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - -

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 21 September 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 21 September 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 -1 17 £46,250 +32.14% 2
Stoke-on-Trent -5 15 £45,000 +69.81% 13
Tamworth +14 14 £45,000 +109.30% 5
Cannock - 9 £45,000 -
Lichfield +17 5 £23,000 -34.29% 1
Stafford +16 3 £29,000 -27.50% 2
Rugeley - 1 £26,500 - 1
Problem-Solving
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 21 September 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 37 (44.58%) SQL
2 35 (42.17%) C#
2 35 (42.17%) Analytical Skills
3 29 (34.94%) .NET
4 24 (28.92%) ASP.NET
5 23 (27.71%) MVC
6 22 (26.51%) Agile Software Development
7 19 (22.89%) Continuous Improvement
8 18 (21.69%) SQL Server
9 17 (20.48%) Microsoft
10 16 (19.28%) HTML
10 16 (19.28%) JavaScript
11 15 (18.07%) T-SQL
11 15 (18.07%) VB.NET
12 14 (16.87%) ASP.NET MVC
13 12 (14.46%) Business Analysis
13 12 (14.46%) Web Development
13 12 (14.46%) WinForms
14 9 (10.84%) LINQ
14 9 (10.84%) WPF
14 9 (10.84%) Project Management
14 9 (10.84%) CSS
14 9 (10.84%) Customer Requirements
15 8 (9.64%) IT Strategy
15 8 (9.64%) Stakeholder Management
15 8 (9.64%) Software Engineering
15 8 (9.64%) HTML5
15 8 (9.64%) Technical Analysis
16 7 (8.43%) Test Automation
16 7 (8.43%) Windows

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 3 (3.61%) MediaWiki
1 3 (3.61%) MS Exchange
1 3 (3.61%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.41%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (1.20%) ThingWorx
Applications
1 7 (8.43%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (4.82%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (4.82%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (3.61%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.20%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.61%) Office 365
2 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.43%) Internet
2 3 (3.61%) LAN
2 3 (3.61%) SAN
2 3 (3.61%) TCP/IP
2 3 (3.61%) WLAN
3 2 (2.41%) DHCP
3 2 (2.41%) DNS
3 2 (2.41%) Kerberos
3 2 (2.41%) MPLS
3 2 (2.41%) NAS
3 2 (2.41%) SNMP
3 2 (2.41%) VLAN
3 2 (2.41%) WAN
4 1 (1.20%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (1.20%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (1.20%) Firewall
4 1 (1.20%) Hyperconnected
4 1 (1.20%) Network Security
4 1 (1.20%) SMS
4 1 (1.20%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (21.69%) SQL Server
2 6 (7.23%) Relational Database
2 6 (7.23%) SQL Server 2008
2 6 (7.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (6.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (4.82%) OLTP
5 3 (3.61%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (2.41%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (1.20%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (1.20%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (1.20%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (3.61%) JIRA
2 2 (2.41%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.20%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.20%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.20%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.20%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 3 (3.61%) Finance
1 3 (3.61%) Manufacturing
2 2 (2.41%) Billing
2 2 (2.41%) Retail
3 1 (1.20%) Banking
3 1 (1.20%) French Language
3 1 (1.20%) German Language
3 1 (1.20%) Legal
3 1 (1.20%) Mandarin Language
3 1 (1.20%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 39 (46.99%) Developer
2 24 (28.92%) C# Developer
3 17 (20.48%) Analyst
4 14 (16.87%) Software Developer
5 11 (13.25%) Business Analyst
5 11 (13.25%) Senior Developer
6 10 (12.05%) C# Software Developer
7 9 (10.84%) .NET Developer
7 9 (10.84%) C# .NET Developer
7 9 (10.84%) Web Developer
8 8 (9.64%) ASP.NET Developer
8 8 (9.64%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 8 (9.64%) Senior Analyst
8 8 (9.64%) Senior Business Analyst
8 8 (9.64%) Senior C# Developer
9 6 (7.23%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 6 (7.23%) Senior Web Developer
9 6 (7.23%) Software Engineer
10 5 (6.02%) Senior C# .NET Developer
10 5 (6.02%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (34.94%) .NET
2 24 (28.92%) ASP.NET
3 16 (19.28%) HTML
4 14 (16.87%) ASP.NET MVC
5 12 (14.46%) WinForms
6 9 (10.84%) CSS
6 9 (10.84%) LINQ
6 9 (10.84%) WPF
7 8 (9.64%) HTML5
8 6 (7.23%) ASP.NET Web API
9 5 (6.02%) CSS3
10 4 (4.82%) RESTful
11 2 (2.41%) LDAP
12 1 (1.20%) AngularJS
12 1 (1.20%) ASP.NET MVC 5
12 1 (1.20%) Entity Framework
12 1 (1.20%) Esper
12 1 (1.20%) Kafka
12 1 (1.20%) KnockoutJS
12 1 (1.20%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 35 (42.17%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.61%) Replication
3 2 (2.41%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (1.20%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.20%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.20%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.20%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.20%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.20%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.20%) Tandem
4 1 (1.20%) User Experience
4 1 (1.20%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 7 (8.43%) Linux
1 7 (8.43%) Windows
2 3 (3.61%) Windows 7
3 2 (2.41%) Windows 10
3 2 (2.41%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (2.41%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (2.41%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.20%) Android
4 1 (1.20%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.20%) Windows 8
4 1 (1.20%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (27.71%) MVC
2 22 (26.51%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (22.89%) Continuous Improvement
4 12 (14.46%) Business Analysis
4 12 (14.46%) Web Development
5 9 (10.84%) Customer Requirements
5 9 (10.84%) Project Management
6 8 (9.64%) IT Strategy
6 8 (9.64%) Software Engineering
6 8 (9.64%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (9.64%) Technical Analysis
7 7 (8.43%) Test Automation
8 6 (7.23%) Load Testing
9 5 (6.02%) Analytical Thinking
9 5 (6.02%) Regression Testing
10 4 (4.82%) Data Analysis
10 4 (4.82%) Data Modelling
10 4 (4.82%) Decision-Making
10 4 (4.82%) Scrum
10 4 (4.82%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 37 (44.58%) SQL
2 35 (42.17%) C#
3 16 (19.28%) JavaScript
4 15 (18.07%) T-SQL
4 15 (18.07%) VB.NET
5 4 (4.82%) PowerShell
6 3 (3.61%) Java
7 2 (2.41%) C++
8 1 (1.20%) Go
8 1 (1.20%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (3.61%) Degree
2 2 (2.41%) MCITP
2 2 (2.41%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.20%) CCNA
3 1 (1.20%) CCNP
3 1 (1.20%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.20%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.20%) HNC
3 1 (1.20%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.20%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.82%) PMO
2 3 (3.61%) P3O
3 2 (2.41%) QA
3 2 (2.41%) SLA
4 1 (1.20%) GxP
4 1 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (3.61%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.20%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (3.61%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 17 (20.48%) Microsoft
2 3 (3.61%) Cisco
2 3 (3.61%) VMware
3 1 (1.20%) Avaya
3 1 (1.20%) EqualLogic
3 1 (1.20%) Genesys
3 1 (1.20%) IFS
3 1 (1.20%) Ivanti
3 1 (1.20%) JD Edwards
3 1 (1.20%) Kaspersky
3 1 (1.20%) Sage
3 1 (1.20%) Sun
3 1 (1.20%) Xamarin