Period
to 24 May 2020

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 24 May 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Problem-Solving
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
24 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 18 19 18
Rank change year-on-year +1 -1 +1
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 5,286 8,748 9,866
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 10.28% 10.59% 9.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.28% 11.53% 10.86%
Number of salaries quoted 3,951 6,377 7,707
Median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £23,500
90th Percentile £68,750 £66,250 £65,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,972 £45,500
% change year-on-year +8.76% +1.04% +1.11%

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 46,873 75,887 90,879
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 91.16% 91.83% 91.79%
Number of salaries quoted 36,965 58,523 73,287
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £70,000 £67,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%

Problem-Solving
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Problem-Solving as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing Problem-Solving in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 24 May 2020.

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 24 May 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
South East 0 1,584 £50,000 +11.11% 99
North of England -3 1,242 £41,250 +3.13% 142
Midlands +2 761 £42,500 +6.25% 93
North West -4 667 £40,671 +1.68% 72
South West +1 621 £42,178 -0.76% 56
East of England +9 559 £42,500 +6.25% 85
West Midlands +1 509 £43,000 +7.50% 52
Yorkshire +10 441 £42,500 +6.25% 39
Scotland -7 291 £42,500 -5.56% 37
East Midlands -2 248 £37,500 -2.60% 41
Wales +3 195 £35,500 -10.13% 16
North East +3 134 £37,500 -1.32% 31
Northern Ireland +16 42 £40,000 +37.93% 5
Isle of Man +7 7 £47,500 -5.00%
Channel Islands -1 6 £58,750 +11.90% 1
South Coast - 1 - -
Problem-Solving
UK

For the 6 months to 24 May 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for Problem-Solving.

1 1,755 (33.20%) Analytical Skills
2 1,626 (30.76%) Agile Software Development
3 1,268 (23.99%) SQL
4 1,259 (23.82%) Microsoft
5 1,037 (19.62%) Windows
6 973 (18.41%) Degree
7 932 (17.63%) Finance
8 923 (17.46%) C#
9 880 (16.65%) JavaScript
10 815 (15.42%) .NET
11 758 (14.34%) Software Engineering
12 753 (14.25%) Azure
13 731 (13.83%) Java
14 729 (13.79%) SQL Server
15 644 (12.18%) Linux
16 626 (11.84%) HTML
17 560 (10.59%) AWS
18 531 (10.05%) ITIL
19 527 (9.97%) Active Directory
20 526 (9.95%) Python
21 510 (9.65%) Scrum
22 509 (9.63%) Office 365
23 500 (9.46%) CSS
24 438 (8.29%) DevOps
25 424 (8.02%) Windows Server
26 420 (7.95%) Computer Science
27 417 (7.89%) Mentoring
28 406 (7.68%) Project Management
28 406 (7.68%) Git (software)
29 401 (7.59%) Self-Motivation

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
1 224 (4.24%) SharePoint
2 160 (3.03%) MS Exchange
3 143 (2.71%) Confluence
4 99 (1.87%) IIS
5 82 (1.55%) Apache
6 73 (1.38%) CMS
7 47 (0.89%) Skype for Business
8 42 (0.79%) Tomcat
9 40 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2010
10 39 (0.74%) Elasticsearch
10 39 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2013
11 38 (0.72%) WebSphere
12 36 (0.68%) Apache Spark
13 24 (0.45%) SAS
14 18 (0.34%) Drupal
15 16 (0.30%) nginx
15 16 (0.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 16 (0.30%) WordPress
16 15 (0.28%) WebLogic
16 15 (0.28%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 394 (7.45%) Microsoft Office
2 225 (4.26%) Microsoft Excel
3 81 (1.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 49 (0.93%) MS Visio
5 31 (0.59%) Microsoft Project
6 18 (0.34%) Adobe Illustrator
6 18 (0.34%) Photoshop
7 16 (0.30%) InVision
8 14 (0.26%) Adobe XD
8 14 (0.26%) Zeplin
9 12 (0.23%) Sketch
10 10 (0.19%) Chatbot
11 8 (0.15%) AutoCAD
12 7 (0.13%) OrCAD
12 7 (0.13%) SketchUp
13 6 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
14 4 (0.076%) 3ds Max
14 4 (0.076%) CINEMA 4D
14 4 (0.076%) Simulink
14 4 (0.076%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 78 (1.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 32 (0.61%) Magento
3 30 (0.57%) NetSuite
3 30 (0.57%) Oracle EBS
4 22 (0.42%) assyst
5 21 (0.40%) Oracle ERP
6 19 (0.36%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 18 (0.34%) Oracle EBS R12
7 18 (0.34%) Payment Gateway
7 18 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
8 17 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
8 17 (0.32%) Dynamics NAV
9 15 (0.28%) Oracle Payables
10 13 (0.25%) Oracle Receivables
10 13 (0.25%) SAP ERP
11 12 (0.23%) Oracle Applications
12 10 (0.19%) Oracle Cash Management
12 10 (0.19%) SAP MM
13 9 (0.17%) Oracle Assets
13 9 (0.17%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 753 (14.25%) Azure
2 560 (10.59%) AWS
3 509 (9.63%) Office 365
4 240 (4.54%) SaaS
5 164 (3.10%) Power Platform
6 115 (2.18%) GCP
7 83 (1.57%) Dynamics 365
8 70 (1.32%) Serverless
9 63 (1.19%) IaaS
10 59 (1.12%) PaaS
11 58 (1.10%) GitHub
12 56 (1.06%) Cloud Computing
13 54 (1.02%) Azure Active Directory
14 44 (0.83%) AWS Lambda
15 35 (0.66%) npm
16 32 (0.61%) Amazon S3
17 30 (0.57%) Amazon EC2
18 25 (0.47%) OneDrive
19 22 (0.42%) Heroku
20 21 (0.40%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 334 (6.32%) Firewall
2 241 (4.56%) WAN
3 233 (4.41%) LAN
4 202 (3.82%) DNS
5 188 (3.56%) TCP/IP
6 170 (3.22%) Internet
7 151 (2.86%) DHCP
7 151 (2.86%) VPN
8 118 (2.23%) Wireless
9 97 (1.84%) VoIP
10 95 (1.80%) Wi-Fi
11 92 (1.74%) Skype
12 86 (1.63%) VLAN
13 76 (1.44%) Network Security
14 75 (1.42%) SAN
15 74 (1.40%) MPLS
16 63 (1.19%) BGP
17 49 (0.93%) SSL
18 43 (0.81%) Cisco ASA
19 41 (0.78%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 729 (13.79%) SQL Server
2 311 (5.88%) MySQL
3 214 (4.05%) Relational Database
4 178 (3.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 152 (2.88%) Power BI
6 151 (2.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 141 (2.67%) Data Warehouse
8 117 (2.21%) PostgreSQL
9 110 (2.08%) MongoDB
10 107 (2.02%) NoSQL
11 86 (1.63%) RDBMS
12 85 (1.61%) Big Data
13 77 (1.46%) Oracle Database
14 63 (1.19%) SQL Server 2012
15 56 (1.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 53 (1.00%) Azure SQL Database
17 51 (0.96%) Redis
18 45 (0.85%) Crystal Reports
19 44 (0.83%) SQL Server 2016
20 35 (0.66%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 406 (7.68%) Git (software)
2 330 (6.24%) JIRA
3 171 (3.23%) Jenkins
4 167 (3.16%) Visual Studio
5 154 (2.91%) Selenium
6 108 (2.04%) Team Foundation Server
7 73 (1.38%) Maven
8 72 (1.36%) Bitbucket
9 70 (1.32%) JUnit
10 67 (1.27%) Subversion
11 59 (1.12%) Cucumber
12 51 (0.96%) TeamCity
13 50 (0.95%) Visual Studio Team System
14 49 (0.93%) SoapUI
15 39 (0.74%) JMeter
16 38 (0.72%) webpack
17 34 (0.64%) Gradle
18 33 (0.62%) Octopus Deploy
19 32 (0.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
20 31 (0.59%) SpecFlow
General
1 932 (17.63%) Finance
2 280 (5.30%) Retail
3 211 (3.99%) Marketing
4 190 (3.59%) Manufacturing
5 170 (3.22%) Legal
6 165 (3.12%) Telecoms
7 153 (2.89%) Banking
8 138 (2.61%) Public Sector
9 90 (1.70%) Aerospace
10 85 (1.61%) Law
11 75 (1.42%) Electronics
12 65 (1.23%) Games
13 57 (1.08%) Automotive
14 46 (0.87%) Pharmaceutical
15 42 (0.79%) Local Government
16 41 (0.78%) Military
17 36 (0.68%) Advertising
17 36 (0.68%) Back Office
18 23 (0.44%) Publishing
19 21 (0.40%) Billing
Job Titles
1 1,271 (24.04%) Developer
2 830 (15.70%) Analyst
3 408 (7.72%) Software Engineer
4 294 (5.56%) Software Developer
5 224 (4.24%) .NET Developer
6 223 (4.22%) Senior Developer
7 217 (4.11%) Support Analyst
8 207 (3.92%) Consultant
9 197 (3.73%) C# Developer
10 184 (3.48%) IT Support
11 181 (3.42%) Junior
12 179 (3.39%) Support Engineer
13 173 (3.27%) Java Developer
14 161 (3.05%) Architect
15 136 (2.57%) Business Analyst
16 132 (2.50%) Administrator
17 130 (2.46%) Senior Software Engineer
18 129 (2.44%) Network Engineer
19 120 (2.27%) Full Stack Developer
19 120 (2.27%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 815 (15.42%) .NET
2 626 (11.84%) HTML
3 500 (9.46%) CSS
4 360 (6.81%) AngularJS
5 334 (6.32%) Web Services
6 257 (4.86%) ASP.NET
7 241 (4.56%) REST
8 238 (4.50%) Node.js
9 228 (4.31%) jQuery
10 222 (4.20%) React
11 203 (3.84%) .NET Framework
12 198 (3.75%) HTML5
13 186 (3.52%) RESTful
14 177 (3.35%) XML
15 173 (3.27%) Spring
16 146 (2.76%) ASP.NET Web API
17 135 (2.55%) .NET Core
18 107 (2.02%) SOAP
19 101 (1.91%) JSON
20 95 (1.80%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 1,755 (33.20%) Analytical Skills
2 401 (7.59%) Self-Motivation
3 270 (5.11%) Management Information System
4 232 (4.39%) User Experience
5 148 (2.80%) Driving Licence
6 132 (2.50%) Data Centre
7 128 (2.42%) Mobile App
8 117 (2.21%) Algorithms
9 89 (1.68%) Enterprise Software
10 66 (1.25%) Greenfield Project
11 57 (1.08%) Data Structures
12 48 (0.91%) Virtual Team
13 47 (0.89%) Enterprise Storage
13 47 (0.89%) Public Cloud
14 45 (0.85%) Video Conferencing
15 39 (0.74%) Replication
16 38 (0.72%) Analytical Mindset
17 32 (0.61%) iPad
18 30 (0.57%) Cloud Native
19 29 (0.55%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 1,037 (19.62%) Windows
2 644 (12.18%) Linux
3 424 (8.02%) Windows Server
4 229 (4.33%) Windows 10
5 172 (3.25%) Unix
6 150 (2.84%) Windows Server 2012
7 146 (2.76%) Windows 7
8 120 (2.27%) Android
9 104 (1.97%) Apple iOS
10 93 (1.76%) Windows Server 2016
11 83 (1.57%) Windows Server 2008
12 60 (1.14%) Windows 8
13 48 (0.91%) Windows Server 2019
14 38 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 38 (0.72%) Windows XP
15 29 (0.55%) CentOS
16 23 (0.44%) Ubuntu
17 20 (0.38%) Embedded Linux
18 19 (0.36%) Mac OS
19 18 (0.34%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,626 (30.76%) Agile Software Development
2 758 (14.34%) Software Engineering
3 531 (10.05%) ITIL
4 510 (9.65%) Scrum
5 438 (8.29%) DevOps
6 420 (7.95%) Computer Science
7 417 (7.89%) Mentoring
8 406 (7.68%) Project Management
9 399 (7.55%) Test Automation
10 366 (6.92%) Decision-Making
11 355 (6.72%) SDLC
12 329 (6.22%) MVC
13 327 (6.19%) Analytics
14 317 (6.00%) Continuous Improvement
15 289 (5.47%) Business Intelligence
16 285 (5.39%) Time Management
17 279 (5.28%) Continuous Integration
18 268 (5.07%) Project Delivery
19 250 (4.73%) Stakeholder Management
20 247 (4.67%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 1,268 (23.99%) SQL
2 923 (17.46%) C#
3 880 (16.65%) JavaScript
4 731 (13.83%) Java
5 526 (9.95%) Python
6 350 (6.62%) C++
7 334 (6.32%) C
8 237 (4.48%) PHP
9 234 (4.43%) PowerShell
10 216 (4.09%) T-SQL
11 143 (2.71%) TypeScript
12 113 (2.14%) Bash Shell
13 102 (1.93%) Ruby
14 92 (1.74%) PL/SQL
15 86 (1.63%) VB
16 84 (1.59%) VB.NET
17 64 (1.21%) Go
18 57 (1.08%) Perl
19 55 (1.04%) Java 8
19 55 (1.04%) Scala
Qualifications
1 973 (18.41%) Degree
2 308 (5.83%) Security Cleared
3 223 (4.22%) SC Cleared
4 175 (3.31%) Cisco Certification
5 173 (3.27%) Computer Science Degree
6 126 (2.38%) CCNA
7 120 (2.27%) Microsoft Certification
8 93 (1.76%) ITIL Certification
9 82 (1.55%) CCNP
10 69 (1.31%) ISTQB
11 52 (0.98%) ISEB
12 50 (0.95%) MCSE
13 49 (0.93%) JNCIA
14 43 (0.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 42 (0.79%) Numerate Degree
16 40 (0.76%) DV Cleared
17 39 (0.74%) Master's Degree
17 39 (0.74%) PhD
18 38 (0.72%) MCSA
19 35 (0.66%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 254 (4.81%) QA
2 233 (4.41%) SLA
3 86 (1.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 79 (1.49%) Data Quality
5 61 (1.15%) GDPR
6 34 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 29 (0.55%) PMO
8 24 (0.45%) BS25999
9 21 (0.40%) PCI DSS
10 13 (0.25%) Def Stans
10 13 (0.25%) GxP
10 13 (0.25%) NIST
11 12 (0.23%) ISO 22301
12 11 (0.21%) COBIT
13 10 (0.19%) ISO 9001
14 5 (0.095%) AICPA
14 5 (0.095%) Cyber Essentials
14 5 (0.095%) ISO 15022
14 5 (0.095%) ISO 20022
14 5 (0.095%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 527 (9.97%) Active Directory
2 281 (5.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 239 (4.52%) Docker
4 132 (2.50%) Hyper-V
5 79 (1.49%) Firmware
6 73 (1.38%) XenApp
7 69 (1.31%) vSphere
8 63 (1.19%) VMware ESXi
9 40 (0.76%) XenDesktop
10 35 (0.66%) BitLocker
11 34 (0.64%) NFS
12 16 (0.30%) KVM
13 15 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
14 14 (0.26%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 11 (0.21%) Virtual Desktop
16 9 (0.17%) HDFS
16 9 (0.17%) Terminal Services
17 8 (0.15%) DFS Replication
18 6 (0.11%) Xen
19 5 (0.095%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 119 (2.25%) SCCM
2 102 (1.93%) Kubernetes
3 86 (1.63%) Ansible
4 85 (1.61%) Terraform
5 40 (0.76%) Puppet
6 39 (0.74%) Backup Exec
7 30 (0.57%) Opscode Chef
8 25 (0.47%) Kibana
9 24 (0.45%) vCenter Server
10 23 (0.44%) Microsoft Intune
11 22 (0.42%) Cisco Prime
12 21 (0.40%) SCOM
13 19 (0.36%) Nagios
14 17 (0.32%) FortiGate
15 15 (0.28%) SELinux
15 15 (0.28%) Single Sign-On
16 14 (0.26%) Cisco CUCM
17 13 (0.25%) Grafana
17 13 (0.25%) ZABBIX
18 12 (0.23%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 1,259 (23.82%) Microsoft
2 398 (7.53%) VMware
3 306 (5.79%) Oracle
4 298 (5.64%) Cisco
5 153 (2.89%) Citrix
6 120 (2.27%) Google
7 116 (2.19%) IBM
8 109 (2.06%) SAP
9 103 (1.95%) HP
10 93 (1.76%) Juniper
11 90 (1.70%) Salesforce.com
12 81 (1.53%) Tableau
13 80 (1.51%) Dell
14 71 (1.34%) Atlassian
15 64 (1.21%) Sophos
16 62 (1.17%) Sage
17 60 (1.14%) Red Hat
18 55 (1.04%) Veeam
19 52 (0.98%) NetApp
20 47 (0.89%) ServiceNow