Period
to 14 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London 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 14 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Problem-Solving
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 19 19 20
Rank change year-on-year 0 +1 -1
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 8,906 10,083 9,720
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 10.04% 9.96% 9.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.98% 10.95% 9.96%
Number of salaries quoted 6,774 7,810 7,898
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +2.56%
10th Percentile £23,500 £22,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £66,000 £62,000 £61,250
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +3.45%

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 the UK excluding London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK excluding London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 81,079 92,103 97,614
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 91.40% 90.98% 90.69%
Number of salaries quoted 63,550 74,662 79,572
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% -
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £66,250 £66,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £48,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +3.09% +2.11%

Problem-Solving
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Problem-Solving as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for Problem-Solving in the UK excluding London

Problem-Solving
Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Problem-Solving in the UK excluding London.

Salary trend for Problem-Solving in the UK excluding London

Problem-Solving
Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Problem-Solving in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 14 December 2018.

Salary histogram for Problem-Solving in the UK excluding London

Problem-Solving
Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Problem-Solving within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 14 December 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
South East 0 2,836 £45,000 +11.80% 446
North of England -2 1,941 £40,000 - 522
Midlands +2 1,308 £42,500 +6.25% 324
East of England +5 1,192 £42,500 - 226
North West 0 1,076 £42,500 +6.25% 299
South West -5 862 £42,500 +2.41% 219
West Midlands +3 811 £42,500 +6.25% 183
Yorkshire -7 676 £40,000 - 173
Scotland -6 543 £45,000 +5.88% 100
East Midlands +3 492 £42,500 +13.33% 140
Wales -3 216 £36,000 -10.00% 67
North East +9 190 £43,653 +11.93% 50
Northern Ireland -4 32 £48,750 +23.42% 9
Channel Islands -6 4 £62,500 +5.93%
Isle of Man +6 1 - -
Problem-Solving
UK

For the 6 months to 14 December 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for Problem-Solving.

1 3,101 (34.82%) Analytical Skills
2 2,611 (29.32%) Agile Software Development
3 2,047 (22.98%) Microsoft
4 2,036 (22.86%) SQL
5 1,677 (18.83%) Degree
6 1,602 (17.99%) Windows
7 1,535 (17.24%) C#
8 1,452 (16.30%) Finance
9 1,414 (15.88%) JavaScript
10 1,302 (14.62%) .NET
11 1,297 (14.56%) SQL Server
12 1,259 (14.14%) Java
13 1,100 (12.35%) HTML
14 980 (11.00%) Linux
15 926 (10.40%) ITIL
16 920 (10.33%) Project Management
17 910 (10.22%) CSS
18 900 (10.11%) Software Engineering
19 840 (9.43%) Self-Motivation
20 838 (9.41%) Scrum
21 791 (8.88%) Active Directory
22 757 (8.50%) Microsoft Azure
23 733 (8.23%) Computer Science
24 707 (7.94%) Microsoft Office
25 703 (7.89%) Python
26 702 (7.88%) Amazon AWS
27 670 (7.52%) OO
28 669 (7.51%) Mentoring
29 661 (7.42%) Git (software)
30 655 (7.35%) Retail

Problem-Solving
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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
1 288 (3.23%) MS Exchange
2 257 (2.89%) SharePoint
3 198 (2.22%) IIS
4 158 (1.77%) CMS
5 118 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2010
6 113 (1.27%) Apache
7 107 (1.20%) Confluence
8 106 (1.19%) Tomcat
9 86 (0.97%) SAS
10 83 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2013
11 79 (0.89%) WordPress
12 77 (0.86%) Elasticsearch
12 77 (0.86%) JBoss
13 76 (0.85%) Skype for Business
14 60 (0.67%) OpenStack
15 52 (0.58%) BizTalk Server
15 52 (0.58%) WebSphere
16 51 (0.57%) Apache Spark
17 48 (0.54%) WebLogic
18 36 (0.40%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 707 (7.94%) Microsoft Office
2 444 (4.99%) Microsoft Excel
3 139 (1.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 126 (1.41%) Microsoft Project
5 101 (1.13%) MS Visio
6 83 (0.93%) Photoshop
7 30 (0.34%) SPSS
8 19 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
8 19 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
9 15 (0.17%) Simulink
10 13 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 12 (0.13%) InVision
12 10 (0.11%) SOLIDWORKS
13 6 (0.067%) AutoCAD
14 5 (0.056%) Gliffy
14 5 (0.056%) Mathcad
15 4 (0.045%) Adobe After Effects
15 4 (0.045%) Adobe Premiere
15 4 (0.045%) UXPin
16 3 (0.034%) EngageOne
Business Applications
1 145 (1.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 73 (0.82%) Dynamics AX
3 50 (0.56%) Dynamics NAV
4 41 (0.46%) Magento
5 38 (0.43%) NetSuite
6 27 (0.30%) Oracle Applications
7 25 (0.28%) SAP S/4HANA
8 16 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
9 15 (0.17%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 14 (0.16%) Shopify
11 12 (0.13%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
12 11 (0.12%) Cognos Business Intelligence
12 11 (0.12%) Oracle ERP
12 11 (0.12%) Oracle Financials
12 11 (0.12%) SAP ERP
13 10 (0.11%) Oracle Payables
13 10 (0.11%) Oracle Receivables
14 9 (0.10%) Payment Gateway
14 9 (0.10%) SAP CO
14 9 (0.10%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 757 (8.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 702 (7.88%) Amazon AWS
3 477 (5.36%) Office 365
4 239 (2.68%) SaaS
5 107 (1.20%) PaaS
6 95 (1.07%) Cloud Computing
7 89 (1.00%) GitHub
8 82 (0.92%) Dynamics 365
9 80 (0.90%) Google Cloud Platform
10 76 (0.85%) IaaS
11 47 (0.53%) Azure Active Directory
12 42 (0.47%) Serverless
13 41 (0.46%) AWS CloudFormation
14 40 (0.45%) Amazon EC2
15 39 (0.44%) Amazon S3
16 35 (0.39%) OneDrive
16 35 (0.39%) OpenShift
17 31 (0.35%) AWS Lambda
18 25 (0.28%) Google Analytics
19 24 (0.27%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 527 (5.92%) Firewall
2 331 (3.72%) WAN
3 327 (3.67%) Internet
4 324 (3.64%) LAN
5 313 (3.51%) TCP/IP
6 251 (2.82%) DNS
7 211 (2.37%) VoIP
8 177 (1.99%) Network Security
9 172 (1.93%) Wi-Fi
10 163 (1.83%) DHCP
11 146 (1.64%) VPN
12 143 (1.61%) SAN
13 134 (1.50%) Wireless
14 127 (1.43%) Ethernet
15 102 (1.15%) OSPF
15 102 (1.15%) Wireshark
16 101 (1.13%) HTTP
17 92 (1.03%) Intrusion Detection
18 83 (0.93%) MPLS
19 73 (0.82%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,297 (14.56%) SQL Server
2 410 (4.60%) MySQL
3 346 (3.89%) Relational Database
4 251 (2.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 242 (2.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 224 (2.52%) PostgreSQL
7 216 (2.43%) Data Warehouse
8 208 (2.34%) Big Data
9 177 (1.99%) NoSQL
10 154 (1.73%) MongoDB
11 142 (1.59%) Power BI
12 134 (1.50%) SQL Server 2008
13 115 (1.29%) SQL Server 2016
14 106 (1.19%) Oracle Database
15 99 (1.11%) QlikView
16 98 (1.10%) RDBMS
17 90 (1.01%) SQL Server 2012
17 90 (1.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 88 (0.99%) DB2
19 84 (0.94%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 661 (7.42%) Git (software)
2 361 (4.05%) Visual Studio
3 351 (3.94%) JIRA
4 270 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
5 235 (2.64%) Jenkins
6 206 (2.31%) Selenium
7 171 (1.92%) Subversion
8 145 (1.63%) Maven
9 103 (1.16%) Cucumber
10 75 (0.84%) TeamCity
11 60 (0.67%) Gradle
12 56 (0.63%) Eclipse
13 55 (0.62%) WebDriver
14 50 (0.56%) JMeter
14 50 (0.56%) SpecFlow
14 50 (0.56%) Visual Studio Team System
15 49 (0.55%) Bitbucket
16 48 (0.54%) SoapUI
17 47 (0.53%) JUnit
18 45 (0.51%) PHPUnit
General
1 1,452 (16.30%) Finance
2 655 (7.35%) Retail
3 404 (4.54%) Marketing
4 341 (3.83%) Manufacturing
5 286 (3.21%) Telecoms
6 271 (3.04%) Banking
7 194 (2.18%) Electronics
8 132 (1.48%) Automotive
8 132 (1.48%) Legal
9 113 (1.27%) Law
10 89 (1.00%) Games
11 80 (0.90%) Billing
12 79 (0.89%) Aerospace
13 67 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
14 65 (0.73%) Advertising
15 63 (0.71%) Investment Banking
16 61 (0.68%) Back Office
17 59 (0.66%) Publishing
18 42 (0.47%) French Language
19 39 (0.44%) German Language
Job Titles
1 2,237 (25.12%) Developer
2 1,589 (17.84%) Analyst
3 514 (5.77%) .NET Developer
4 468 (5.25%) Software Developer
5 450 (5.05%) C# Developer
5 450 (5.05%) Software Engineer
6 417 (4.68%) Senior Developer
7 408 (4.58%) Support Engineer
8 368 (4.13%) Support Analyst
9 363 (4.08%) Consultant
10 357 (4.01%) Architect
11 326 (3.66%) Java Developer
12 301 (3.38%) Business Analyst
13 296 (3.32%) C# .NET Developer
14 277 (3.11%) Project Manager
15 254 (2.85%) Junior
16 252 (2.83%) IT Support
17 247 (2.77%) Graduate
18 216 (2.43%) IT Engineer
19 210 (2.36%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,302 (14.62%) .NET
2 1,100 (12.35%) HTML
3 910 (10.22%) CSS
4 590 (6.62%) ASP.NET
5 563 (6.32%) AngularJS
6 542 (6.09%) Web Services
7 375 (4.21%) XML
8 368 (4.13%) HTML5
8 368 (4.13%) jQuery
9 317 (3.56%) REST
10 309 (3.47%) .NET Framework
11 281 (3.16%) RESTful
12 277 (3.11%) Spring
13 254 (2.85%) ASP.NET Web API
14 245 (2.75%) ASP.NET MVC
15 231 (2.59%) WCF
16 209 (2.35%) React
17 207 (2.32%) Node.js
18 205 (2.30%) JSON
18 205 (2.30%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3,101 (34.82%) Analytical Skills
2 840 (9.43%) Self-Motivation
3 447 (5.02%) Management Information System
4 391 (4.39%) User Experience
5 255 (2.86%) Data Centre
6 225 (2.53%) Enterprise Software
7 221 (2.48%) Mobile App
8 184 (2.07%) Greenfield Project
9 176 (1.98%) Driving Licence
10 157 (1.76%) Algorithms
11 148 (1.66%) Fintech
12 95 (1.07%) Data Structures
13 88 (0.99%) EPoS
14 84 (0.94%) Replication
15 83 (0.93%) PMI
16 74 (0.83%) Client/Server
16 74 (0.83%) Fat Client
16 74 (0.83%) Thin Client
17 60 (0.67%) Security Operations Centre
18 59 (0.66%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 1,602 (17.99%) Windows
2 980 (11.00%) Linux
3 631 (7.09%) Windows Server
4 377 (4.23%) Unix
5 287 (3.22%) Windows 10
5 287 (3.22%) Windows Server 2008
6 274 (3.08%) Windows 7
7 223 (2.50%) Windows Server 2012
8 203 (2.28%) Android
9 190 (2.13%) Apple iOS
10 119 (1.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 94 (1.06%) Windows Server 2003
12 84 (0.94%) AIX
13 76 (0.85%) Windows 8
14 58 (0.65%) Mac OS X
15 50 (0.56%) Ubuntu
16 46 (0.52%) Windows XP
17 34 (0.38%) CentOS
17 34 (0.38%) Solaris
18 33 (0.37%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,611 (29.32%) Agile Software Development
2 926 (10.40%) ITIL
3 920 (10.33%) Project Management
4 900 (10.11%) Software Engineering
5 838 (9.41%) Scrum
6 733 (8.23%) Computer Science
7 670 (7.52%) OO
8 669 (7.51%) Mentoring
9 639 (7.17%) MVC
9 639 (7.17%) TDD
10 605 (6.79%) Test Automation
11 598 (6.71%) Analytics
12 584 (6.56%) Continuous Integration
13 579 (6.50%) Decision-Making
14 550 (6.18%) SDLC
15 514 (5.77%) Continuous Improvement
16 501 (5.63%) Stakeholder Management
17 496 (5.57%) DevOps
18 494 (5.55%) Business Intelligence
19 456 (5.12%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2,036 (22.86%) SQL
2 1,535 (17.24%) C#
3 1,414 (15.88%) JavaScript
4 1,259 (14.14%) Java
5 703 (7.89%) Python
6 505 (5.67%) C++
7 447 (5.02%) T-SQL
8 425 (4.77%) PHP
9 392 (4.40%) C
10 349 (3.92%) PowerShell
11 197 (2.21%) Bash Shell
12 140 (1.57%) PL/SQL
12 140 (1.57%) VB.NET
13 136 (1.53%) Shell Script
14 134 (1.50%) Ruby
15 133 (1.49%) TypeScript
16 131 (1.47%) Perl
17 105 (1.18%) VBA
18 97 (1.09%) Java 8
19 90 (1.01%) VB
Qualifications
1 1,677 (18.83%) Degree
2 416 (4.67%) Security Cleared
3 317 (3.56%) Computer Science Degree
4 299 (3.36%) Microsoft Certification
5 294 (3.30%) Cisco Certification
6 287 (3.22%) SC Cleared
7 214 (2.40%) CCNA
8 181 (2.03%) MCSE
9 173 (1.94%) CISSP
10 129 (1.45%) PMI Certification
11 128 (1.44%) CCNP
12 124 (1.39%) MCSA
13 123 (1.38%) ITIL Certification
14 98 (1.10%) ISEB
15 91 (1.02%) DV Cleared
16 87 (0.98%) ISTQB
17 69 (0.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 66 (0.74%) PhD
19 64 (0.72%) PMP
20 61 (0.68%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 432 (4.85%) QA
2 380 (4.27%) SLA
3 175 (1.96%) Data Quality
4 143 (1.61%) GDPR
5 141 (1.58%) PMO
6 109 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 51 (0.57%) PCI DSS
8 32 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 23 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 18 (0.20%) COBIT
11 15 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials
11 15 (0.17%) ISO 9001
11 15 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 10 (0.11%) BS7799
13 8 (0.090%) IEC 61131
14 6 (0.067%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 6 (0.067%) ISO 26262
15 5 (0.056%) MISRA
16 4 (0.045%) HIPAA
16 4 (0.045%) PMBOK
System Software
1 791 (8.88%) Active Directory
2 374 (4.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 275 (3.09%) Docker
4 183 (2.05%) Hyper-V
5 127 (1.43%) VMware ESXi
6 84 (0.94%) Firmware
6 84 (0.94%) Virtual Machines
7 67 (0.75%) vSphere
8 59 (0.66%) XenApp
9 38 (0.43%) XenDesktop
10 23 (0.26%) Terminal Services
11 21 (0.24%) Microsoft App-V
12 19 (0.21%) HDFS
13 18 (0.20%) KVM
13 18 (0.20%) Terminal Server
14 17 (0.19%) Ceph
15 15 (0.17%) NFS
16 14 (0.16%) Lustre
16 14 (0.16%) VMware NSX
17 13 (0.15%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 177 (1.99%) Puppet
2 176 (1.98%) SCCM
3 149 (1.67%) Ansible
4 143 (1.61%) Kubernetes
5 100 (1.12%) Opscode Chef
6 69 (0.77%) Terraform
7 57 (0.64%) SCOM
8 56 (0.63%) Stealthwatch
9 48 (0.54%) RSA Security Analytics
10 38 (0.43%) Tivoli
11 33 (0.37%) SCVMM
12 31 (0.35%) WSUS
13 28 (0.31%) XenMobile
14 27 (0.30%) EMC NetWorker
15 25 (0.28%) Packer
15 25 (0.28%) vCenter Server
16 23 (0.26%) Nagios
16 23 (0.26%) Nessus
17 21 (0.24%) McAfee ePO
18 20 (0.22%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 2,047 (22.98%) Microsoft
2 632 (7.10%) VMware
3 563 (6.32%) Oracle
4 452 (5.08%) Cisco
5 238 (2.67%) SAP
6 236 (2.65%) Citrix
7 177 (1.99%) Google
8 160 (1.80%) CheckPoint
9 159 (1.79%) HP
10 146 (1.64%) Red Hat
11 143 (1.61%) Tableau
12 138 (1.55%) Salesforce.com
13 129 (1.45%) Symantec
14 101 (1.13%) Splunk
15 99 (1.11%) IBM
16 87 (0.98%) Juniper
17 79 (0.89%) Intel
18 77 (0.86%) Avaya
19 75 (0.84%) NetApp
20 74 (0.83%) Apple