Period
to 17 February 2019

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 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Problem-Solving
West Midlands > Staffordshire
6 months to
17 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 12 18 25
Rank change year-on-year +6 +7 +8
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 96 101 103
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 15.48% 9.36% 9.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 17.05% 10.77% 9.92%
Number of salaries quoted 71 85 106
Staffordshire median annual salary £37,000 £37,500 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.33% -1.32% +31.89%
10th Percentile £21,500 £18,750 £22,500
90th Percentile £45,000 £54,800 £50,000
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 563 938 1,038
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 90.81% 86.93% 94.62%
Number of salaries quoted 502 787 868
Staffordshire median annual salary £39,500 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.33% -6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £24,000 £21,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £53,750 £60,550 £59,250
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £42,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year +7.14% +3.70% -3.57%

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 February 2019.

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 February 2019. 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
Stoke-on-Trent 0 30 £37,000 -17.78% 8
Burton-upon-Trent +3 22 £37,500 -6.25%
Tamworth +8 12 £23,250 +19.23% 2
Cannock +5 7 £45,000 +246.15%
Lichfield 0 4 £25,000 -23.08%
Leek - 4 £28,750 -
Stafford +10 3 £27,500 -21.43% 4
Problem-Solving
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 February 2019, 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 42 (43.75%) Analytical Skills
2 38 (39.58%) Microsoft
3 27 (28.13%) Windows
4 26 (27.08%) SQL
4 26 (27.08%) Degree
5 23 (23.96%) Mathematics
5 23 (23.96%) C#
6 19 (19.79%) WLAN
7 17 (17.71%) Java
7 17 (17.71%) Continuous Improvement
8 15 (15.63%) Marketing
8 15 (15.63%) DNS
8 15 (15.63%) SLA
8 15 (15.63%) Analytics
9 14 (14.58%) DHCP
9 14 (14.58%) E-Commerce
9 14 (14.58%) TCP/IP
9 14 (14.58%) CRM
10 13 (13.54%) LDAP
10 13 (13.54%) Active Directory
10 13 (13.54%) SAN
10 13 (13.54%) Microsoft Certification
10 13 (13.54%) Windows Server 2003
10 13 (13.54%) MS Exchange
10 13 (13.54%) Kerberos
10 13 (13.54%) SNMP
10 13 (13.54%) MPLS
10 13 (13.54%) Project Management
10 13 (13.54%) VMware
10 13 (13.54%) Information Security

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 13 (13.54%) Exchange Server 2003
1 13 (13.54%) MS Exchange
2 4 (4.17%) CMS
3 2 (2.08%) SAS
4 1 (1.04%) IIS
4 1 (1.04%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 12 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (7.29%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (2.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (2.08%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (2.08%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.04%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (1.04%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 7 (7.29%) Magento
2 6 (6.25%) Raiser's Edge
3 5 (5.21%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (1.04%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 13 (13.54%) Office 365
2 4 (4.17%) G Suite
3 2 (2.08%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.04%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (19.79%) WLAN
2 15 (15.63%) DNS
3 14 (14.58%) DHCP
3 14 (14.58%) TCP/IP
4 13 (13.54%) Kerberos
4 13 (13.54%) MPLS
4 13 (13.54%) NAS
4 13 (13.54%) SAN
4 13 (13.54%) SNMP
4 13 (13.54%) VLAN
5 10 (10.42%) Internet
6 7 (7.29%) Firewall
6 7 (7.29%) LAN
7 6 (6.25%) ADSL
7 6 (6.25%) Cisco ASA
7 6 (6.25%) Cisco Nexus
7 6 (6.25%) Network Security
7 6 (6.25%) VoIP
7 6 (6.25%) WAN
7 6 (6.25%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (9.38%) SQL Server
2 7 (7.29%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (5.21%) BusinessObjects
4 3 (3.13%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (3.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (2.08%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.04%) Data Mining
6 1 (1.04%) MySQL
6 1 (1.04%) Qlik Sense
6 1 (1.04%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 2 (2.08%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.04%) Bitbucket
2 1 (1.04%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.04%) JIRA
2 1 (1.04%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.04%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 15 (15.63%) Marketing
2 9 (9.38%) Retail
3 7 (7.29%) Finance
3 7 (7.29%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (2.08%) Games
4 2 (2.08%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.04%) Back Office
5 1 (1.04%) French Language
5 1 (1.04%) German Language
5 1 (1.04%) Mandarin Language
5 1 (1.04%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 34 (35.42%) Developer
2 20 (20.83%) Analyst
3 18 (18.75%) Software Developer
4 10 (10.42%) Support Analyst
5 7 (7.29%) Applications Developer
5 7 (7.29%) C# Developer
5 7 (7.29%) C# Software Developer
5 7 (7.29%) Data Scientist
5 7 (7.29%) Mobile Applications Developer
5 7 (7.29%) Mobile Developer
5 7 (7.29%) Network Engineer
6 6 (6.25%) 1st Line Support
6 6 (6.25%) 1st Line Support Analyst
6 6 (6.25%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 6 (6.25%) Report Developer
6 6 (6.25%) Senior Network Engineer
6 6 (6.25%) SQL Developer
7 5 (5.21%) DBA
7 5 (5.21%) Project Manager
7 5 (5.21%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (13.54%) LDAP
2 11 (11.46%) .NET
3 10 (10.42%) HTML
4 9 (9.38%) ASP.NET
4 9 (9.38%) HTML5
5 7 (7.29%) ASP.NET MVC
5 7 (7.29%) LINQ
5 7 (7.29%) WinForms
5 7 (7.29%) WPF
6 6 (6.25%) Web Services
7 3 (3.13%) CSS
7 3 (3.13%) Esper
7 3 (3.13%) Kafka
8 2 (2.08%) jQuery
9 1 (1.04%) CSS3
9 1 (1.04%) LAMP
9 1 (1.04%) Laravel
9 1 (1.04%) LESS
9 1 (1.04%) Sass
9 1 (1.04%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 42 (43.75%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (12.50%) Management Information System
2 12 (12.50%) Mobile App
3 9 (9.38%) Self-Motivation
4 7 (7.29%) Algorithms
5 5 (5.21%) User Experience
6 4 (4.17%) Driving Licence
6 4 (4.17%) Greenfield Project
7 3 (3.13%) Data Centre
8 2 (2.08%) Online Games
9 1 (1.04%) Analytical Mindset
9 1 (1.04%) Blackberry
9 1 (1.04%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 27 (28.13%) Windows
2 13 (13.54%) Windows Server 2003
3 8 (8.33%) Windows Server
4 7 (7.29%) Android
4 7 (7.29%) Apple iOS
5 6 (6.25%) Windows 7
5 6 (6.25%) Windows 8
6 5 (5.21%) Linux
7 2 (2.08%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (1.04%) CentOS
8 1 (1.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (23.96%) Mathematics
2 17 (17.71%) Continuous Improvement
3 15 (15.63%) Analytics
4 14 (14.58%) CRM
4 14 (14.58%) E-Commerce
5 13 (13.54%) Computer Science
5 13 (13.54%) Information Security
5 13 (13.54%) Project Management
6 11 (11.46%) Mobile Device Management
6 11 (11.46%) Visualisation
7 10 (10.42%) ITIL
7 10 (10.42%) Machine Learning
8 9 (9.38%) Data Protection
8 9 (9.38%) MVC
8 9 (9.38%) Root Cause Analysis
8 9 (9.38%) Software Engineering
9 7 (7.29%) Data Analysis
9 7 (7.29%) Data Science
9 7 (7.29%) Innovative Thinking
10 6 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 26 (27.08%) SQL
2 23 (23.96%) C#
3 17 (17.71%) Java
4 9 (9.38%) JavaScript
4 9 (9.38%) R
5 7 (7.29%) C
5 7 (7.29%) C++
5 7 (7.29%) MATLAB
5 7 (7.29%) Python
6 3 (3.13%) Go
7 2 (2.08%) PowerShell
7 2 (2.08%) VB
7 2 (2.08%) VBA
7 2 (2.08%) VBScript
8 1 (1.04%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.04%) Groovy
8 1 (1.04%) PHP
8 1 (1.04%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.04%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 26 (27.08%) Degree
2 13 (13.54%) MCITP
2 13 (13.54%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (7.29%) PhD
4 6 (6.25%) CCNA
4 6 (6.25%) CCNP
4 6 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (5.21%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (1.04%) HND
6 1 (1.04%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (15.63%) SLA
2 4 (4.17%) GDPR
3 2 (2.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.08%) PMO
4 1 (1.04%) GxP
4 1 (1.04%) QA
System Software
1 13 (13.54%) Active Directory
2 5 (5.21%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.04%) Microsoft App-V
Vendors
1 38 (39.58%) Microsoft
2 13 (13.54%) VMware
3 12 (12.50%) Avaya
4 8 (8.33%) Cisco
5 4 (4.17%) Google
5 4 (4.17%) Tableau
6 3 (3.13%) Cognos
7 2 (2.08%) RapidMiner
8 1 (1.04%) Adobe
8 1 (1.04%) Alteryx
8 1 (1.04%) Citrix
8 1 (1.04%) JD Edwards
8 1 (1.04%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.04%) Remedy
8 1 (1.04%) Sage
8 1 (1.04%) Sun