Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Problem-Solving
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 18 19 20
Rank change year-on-year +1 +1 0
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 9,555 9,547 10,598
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 9.91% 9.67% 9.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.91% 10.65% 10.43%
Number of salaries quoted 7,350 7,510 8,432
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £22,750 £22,000 £22,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £61,250
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%

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 87,577 89,667 101,644
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 90.88% 90.80% 89.94%
Number of salaries quoted 69,917 72,920 83,001
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +1.19%
10th Percentile £26,941 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £68,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -

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 17 August 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 17 August 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 +1 2,932 £45,000 +9.76% 404
North of England +4 2,230 £40,000 +6.67% 416
Midlands +4 1,395 £40,500 +1.25% 285
East of England +1 1,252 £45,000 +5.88% 229
North West +4 1,222 £40,000 +11.11% 218
South West -3 1,054 £41,000 +2.50% 214
West Midlands +5 846 £40,750 +5.84% 168
Yorkshire -3 836 £41,000 +9.33% 156
East Midlands 0 541 £40,000 - 117
Scotland -9 472 £45,000 +5.88% 101
Wales +5 248 £40,000 - 44
North East -3 173 £42,500 +6.25% 42
Northern Ireland -5 35 £44,500 +18.67% 18
Isle of Man +9 8 £55,000 - 1
Channel Islands - 5 £72,500 -
Problem-Solving
UK

For the 6 months to 17 August 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 3,146 (32.93%) Analytical Skills
2 2,975 (31.14%) Agile Software Development
3 2,532 (26.50%) SQL
4 2,160 (22.61%) Microsoft
5 1,853 (19.39%) Degree
6 1,830 (19.15%) C#
7 1,800 (18.84%) Finance
8 1,686 (17.65%) Windows
9 1,637 (17.13%) SQL Server
10 1,633 (17.09%) .NET
11 1,579 (16.53%) JavaScript
12 1,319 (13.80%) HTML
13 1,254 (13.12%) Java
14 1,146 (11.99%) Linux
15 1,077 (11.27%) ITIL
16 1,021 (10.69%) CSS
17 989 (10.35%) Software Engineering
18 972 (10.17%) Project Management
19 964 (10.09%) Self-Motivation
20 958 (10.03%) Scrum
21 860 (9.00%) Computer Science
22 851 (8.91%) TDD
23 823 (8.61%) Test Automation
24 816 (8.54%) MVC
25 783 (8.19%) Microsoft Azure
26 749 (7.84%) Retail
27 748 (7.83%) Python
28 746 (7.81%) Microsoft Office
29 739 (7.73%) OO
30 735 (7.69%) Git (software)

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
1 271 (2.84%) MS Exchange
2 264 (2.76%) SharePoint
3 250 (2.62%) IIS
4 144 (1.51%) CMS
5 133 (1.39%) Apache
6 124 (1.30%) Confluence
7 119 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2010
8 114 (1.19%) Tomcat
9 96 (1.00%) Elasticsearch
10 94 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2013
11 89 (0.93%) Apache Spark
11 89 (0.93%) JBoss
12 75 (0.78%) Skype for Business
13 74 (0.77%) WordPress
14 73 (0.76%) SAS
15 70 (0.73%) WebSphere
16 67 (0.70%) BizTalk Server
17 65 (0.68%) OpenStack
18 47 (0.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
19 46 (0.48%) WebLogic
Applications
1 746 (7.81%) Microsoft Office
2 475 (4.97%) Microsoft Excel
3 149 (1.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 116 (1.21%) Microsoft Project
5 93 (0.97%) MS Visio
6 60 (0.63%) Photoshop
7 32 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
8 23 (0.24%) Simulink
9 21 (0.22%) SPSS
10 17 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
11 16 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 12 (0.13%) InDesign
13 6 (0.063%) Acrobat
13 6 (0.063%) Adobe Premiere
14 5 (0.052%) Adobe After Effects
14 5 (0.052%) InVision
14 5 (0.052%) Stateflow
15 4 (0.042%) Gliffy
15 4 (0.042%) ProjectWise
15 4 (0.042%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 114 (1.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 102 (1.07%) Dynamics NAV
3 61 (0.64%) Dynamics AX
4 60 (0.63%) NetSuite
5 46 (0.48%) Magento
6 39 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
7 27 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
8 25 (0.26%) Maximo
9 24 (0.25%) SAP CO
9 24 (0.25%) SAP FI
9 24 (0.25%) SAP FI/CO
10 22 (0.23%) Oracle EBS R12
11 21 (0.22%) Payment Gateway
12 19 (0.20%) SAP MM
13 18 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
13 18 (0.19%) Oracle Financials
14 17 (0.18%) SAP S/4HANA
15 15 (0.16%) SAP APO
15 15 (0.16%) Unit4 Business World
16 14 (0.15%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 783 (8.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 696 (7.28%) Amazon AWS
3 438 (4.58%) Office 365
4 220 (2.30%) SaaS
5 108 (1.13%) GitHub
6 105 (1.10%) PaaS
7 102 (1.07%) Cloud Computing
8 86 (0.90%) IaaS
9 79 (0.83%) Google Cloud Platform
10 64 (0.67%) Dynamics 365
11 60 (0.63%) Serverless
12 45 (0.47%) Google Analytics
13 38 (0.40%) Amazon S3
14 35 (0.37%) Amazon EC2
15 30 (0.31%) AWS Lambda
16 27 (0.28%) AWS CloudFormation
17 22 (0.23%) OpenShift
18 21 (0.22%) Azure Active Directory
19 20 (0.21%) OneDrive
20 19 (0.20%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 479 (5.01%) Firewall
2 358 (3.75%) TCP/IP
3 297 (3.11%) LAN
4 291 (3.05%) Internet
5 289 (3.02%) WAN
6 268 (2.80%) DNS
7 191 (2.00%) VoIP
8 181 (1.89%) Wireless
9 173 (1.81%) VPN
10 161 (1.68%) DHCP
11 160 (1.67%) Network Security
12 128 (1.34%) HTTP
13 126 (1.32%) SAN
14 111 (1.16%) Wi-Fi
15 105 (1.10%) Ethernet
16 83 (0.87%) Cisco ASA
17 75 (0.78%) Intrusion Detection
18 74 (0.77%) MPLS
19 73 (0.76%) OSPF
20 71 (0.74%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,637 (17.13%) SQL Server
2 397 (4.15%) Relational Database
3 384 (4.02%) MySQL
4 296 (3.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 292 (3.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 260 (2.72%) Data Warehouse
7 253 (2.65%) NoSQL
8 210 (2.20%) Big Data
9 183 (1.92%) MongoDB
10 182 (1.90%) SQL Server 2008
11 161 (1.68%) PostgreSQL
12 149 (1.56%) Oracle Database
13 136 (1.42%) SQL Server 2012
14 130 (1.36%) SQL Server 2016
15 129 (1.35%) Hadoop
16 128 (1.34%) Power BI
17 126 (1.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 117 (1.22%) RDBMS
19 77 (0.81%) SQL Server 2005
20 64 (0.67%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 735 (7.69%) Git (software)
2 456 (4.77%) JIRA
3 395 (4.13%) Visual Studio
4 326 (3.41%) Jenkins
5 309 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
6 277 (2.90%) Selenium
7 195 (2.04%) Subversion
8 127 (1.33%) JUnit
9 122 (1.28%) Cucumber
10 116 (1.21%) Maven
11 99 (1.04%) Bitbucket
12 93 (0.97%) TeamCity
13 87 (0.91%) SpecFlow
14 77 (0.81%) WebDriver
15 66 (0.69%) JMeter
16 65 (0.68%) Visual Studio Team System
17 63 (0.66%) Gradle
18 62 (0.65%) SoapUI
19 58 (0.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
20 52 (0.54%) NUnit
General
1 1,800 (18.84%) Finance
2 749 (7.84%) Retail
3 402 (4.21%) Marketing
4 394 (4.12%) Manufacturing
5 270 (2.83%) Banking
6 238 (2.49%) Electronics
7 201 (2.10%) Telecoms
8 193 (2.02%) Legal
9 148 (1.55%) Games
10 146 (1.53%) Advertising
11 135 (1.41%) Law
12 123 (1.29%) Automotive
13 118 (1.23%) Publishing
14 100 (1.05%) Back Office
15 69 (0.72%) Billing
16 56 (0.59%) Investment Banking
17 50 (0.52%) Retail Banking
18 49 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
19 46 (0.48%) Aerospace
20 37 (0.39%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 2,529 (26.47%) Developer
2 1,679 (17.57%) Analyst
3 641 (6.71%) .NET Developer
4 489 (5.12%) Software Developer
5 476 (4.98%) C# Developer
6 456 (4.77%) Software Engineer
7 428 (4.48%) Senior Developer
8 403 (4.22%) Support Analyst
9 400 (4.19%) Support Engineer
10 399 (4.18%) Architect
11 382 (4.00%) Consultant
12 364 (3.81%) Java Developer
13 325 (3.40%) C# .NET Developer
14 308 (3.22%) Graduate
15 295 (3.09%) IT Support
16 290 (3.04%) Junior
17 289 (3.02%) Applications Support
17 289 (3.02%) Business Analyst
18 269 (2.82%) Project Manager
19 242 (2.53%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,633 (17.09%) .NET
2 1,319 (13.80%) HTML
3 1,021 (10.69%) CSS
4 693 (7.25%) ASP.NET
5 660 (6.91%) AngularJS
6 650 (6.80%) Web Services
7 458 (4.79%) HTML5
8 438 (4.58%) jQuery
9 432 (4.52%) XML
10 431 (4.51%) .NET Framework
11 353 (3.69%) ASP.NET Web API
12 345 (3.61%) ASP.NET MVC
13 344 (3.60%) RESTful
14 319 (3.34%) REST
15 279 (2.92%) Spring
16 262 (2.74%) WCF
17 242 (2.53%) SOAP
18 221 (2.31%) Node.js
19 211 (2.21%) CSS3
19 211 (2.21%) React
Miscellaneous
1 3,146 (32.93%) Analytical Skills
2 964 (10.09%) Self-Motivation
3 860 (9.00%) Computer Science
4 519 (5.43%) User Experience
5 439 (4.59%) Management Information System
6 308 (3.22%) Data Centre
7 266 (2.78%) Enterprise Software
8 229 (2.40%) Mobile App
9 199 (2.08%) Driving Licence
10 198 (2.07%) Algorithms
11 151 (1.58%) Greenfield Project
12 118 (1.23%) Data Structures
13 109 (1.14%) Fintech
14 101 (1.06%) Replication
15 82 (0.86%) Linux Command Line
16 74 (0.77%) PMI
17 70 (0.73%) Virtual Team
18 69 (0.72%) Client/Server
19 67 (0.70%) NHS
20 66 (0.69%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1,686 (17.65%) Windows
2 1,146 (11.99%) Linux
3 665 (6.96%) Windows Server
4 477 (4.99%) Unix
5 229 (2.40%) Windows 7
6 228 (2.39%) Windows Server 2012
7 222 (2.32%) Windows Server 2008
8 211 (2.21%) Android
9 209 (2.19%) Windows 10
10 147 (1.54%) Apple iOS
11 122 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 85 (0.89%) AIX
13 70 (0.73%) Windows 8
14 55 (0.58%) Solaris
15 54 (0.57%) Ubuntu
16 52 (0.54%) Mac OS X
17 46 (0.48%) Windows Server 2003
18 43 (0.45%) Embedded Linux
19 42 (0.44%) Windows XP
20 39 (0.41%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,975 (31.14%) Agile Software Development
2 1,077 (11.27%) ITIL
3 989 (10.35%) Software Engineering
4 972 (10.17%) Project Management
5 958 (10.03%) Scrum
6 851 (8.91%) TDD
7 823 (8.61%) Test Automation
8 816 (8.54%) MVC
9 739 (7.73%) OO
10 702 (7.35%) Continuous Integration
11 695 (7.27%) SDLC
12 663 (6.94%) Mentoring
13 630 (6.59%) DevOps
14 611 (6.39%) Continuous Improvement
15 577 (6.04%) Decision-Making
16 518 (5.42%) Stakeholder Management
17 498 (5.21%) Service Management
18 476 (4.98%) Analytics
19 474 (4.96%) Business Intelligence
20 454 (4.75%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2,532 (26.50%) SQL
2 1,830 (19.15%) C#
3 1,579 (16.53%) JavaScript
4 1,254 (13.12%) Java
5 748 (7.83%) Python
6 577 (6.04%) C++
7 459 (4.80%) C
7 459 (4.80%) T-SQL
8 374 (3.91%) PHP
9 342 (3.58%) PowerShell
10 194 (2.03%) Bash Shell
11 171 (1.79%) VB.NET
12 169 (1.77%) PL/SQL
13 145 (1.52%) Shell Script
14 138 (1.44%) Ruby
15 128 (1.34%) Perl
16 122 (1.28%) Scala
17 121 (1.27%) VBA
18 119 (1.25%) TypeScript
19 117 (1.22%) VB
Qualifications
1 1,853 (19.39%) Degree
2 364 (3.81%) Computer Science Degree
3 335 (3.51%) Security Cleared
4 315 (3.30%) Microsoft Certification
5 255 (2.67%) Cisco Certification
6 175 (1.83%) MCSE
7 172 (1.80%) CCNA
8 169 (1.77%) ITIL Certification
9 168 (1.76%) SC Cleared
10 157 (1.64%) CISSP
11 140 (1.47%) CCNP
12 127 (1.33%) PMI Certification
13 126 (1.32%) ISEB
14 95 (0.99%) ISTQB
15 86 (0.90%) MCSA
16 80 (0.84%) CISM
17 70 (0.73%) PMP
18 67 (0.70%) MCITP
19 62 (0.65%) MCP
20 61 (0.64%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 514 (5.38%) QA
2 425 (4.45%) SLA
3 143 (1.50%) Data Quality
4 127 (1.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 112 (1.17%) GDPR
6 95 (0.99%) PMO
7 73 (0.76%) PCI DSS
8 33 (0.35%) GCP
8 33 (0.35%) ISO 9001
9 32 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 21 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 17 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials
12 14 (0.15%) MISRA
13 13 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 12 (0.13%) DO-178B
15 10 (0.10%) IEC 61131
16 8 (0.084%) WCAG
17 7 (0.073%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
17 7 (0.073%) GPG13
18 6 (0.063%) ISO 26262
System Software
1 723 (7.57%) Active Directory
2 353 (3.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 298 (3.12%) Docker
4 176 (1.84%) Hyper-V
5 133 (1.39%) VMware ESXi
6 122 (1.28%) Firmware
7 97 (1.02%) vSphere
8 95 (0.99%) XenApp
9 60 (0.63%) XenDesktop
10 42 (0.44%) Virtual Machines
11 39 (0.41%) Terminal Services
12 37 (0.39%) HDFS
13 24 (0.25%) Microsoft App-V
13 24 (0.25%) vCloud
13 24 (0.25%) Virtual Desktop
14 18 (0.19%) KVM
15 16 (0.17%) NFS
16 15 (0.16%) Ceph
17 12 (0.13%) Virtual Servers
17 12 (0.13%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 252 (2.64%) Puppet
2 194 (2.03%) Ansible
3 192 (2.01%) Opscode Chef
4 151 (1.58%) Kubernetes
5 138 (1.44%) SCCM
6 89 (0.93%) Terraform
7 45 (0.47%) SCOM
8 33 (0.35%) Tivoli
9 32 (0.33%) Nagios
10 29 (0.30%) Backup Exec
11 28 (0.29%) RSA Security Analytics
12 27 (0.28%) Cisco CUCM
12 27 (0.28%) Icinga
13 26 (0.27%) HockeyApp
14 25 (0.26%) FortiGate
15 24 (0.25%) WSUS
16 23 (0.24%) McAfee ePO
16 23 (0.24%) Nessus
16 23 (0.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
17 22 (0.23%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 2,160 (22.61%) Microsoft
2 693 (7.25%) Oracle
3 582 (6.09%) VMware
4 453 (4.74%) Cisco
5 324 (3.39%) SAP
6 288 (3.01%) Citrix
7 248 (2.60%) Google
8 177 (1.85%) HP
9 159 (1.66%) Capita
10 145 (1.52%) Salesforce.com
11 135 (1.41%) IBM
12 119 (1.25%) Red Hat
13 103 (1.08%) Tableau
14 102 (1.07%) CheckPoint
15 97 (1.02%) Xamarin
16 94 (0.98%) Splunk
17 83 (0.87%) Atlassian
18 79 (0.83%) Veeam
19 78 (0.82%) Apple
19 78 (0.82%) SolarWinds