Period
to 15 January 2021

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 15 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Problem-Solving
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
15 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 21 17 19
Rank change year-on-year -4 +2 0
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 3,271 7,764 8,513
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 9.27% 10.86% 10.07%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.13% 11.90% 10.95%
Number of salaries quoted 2,649 5,775 6,697
Median annual salary £47,500 £42,750 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +0.59% +4.94%
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,063 £24,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £67,500
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%

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 32,299 65,258 77,742
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 91.53% 91.26% 91.94%
Number of salaries quoted 25,800 51,976 61,500
Median annual salary £49,000 £45,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% +1.11% -
10th Percentile £31,000 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £70,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%

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 15 January 2021.

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 15 January 2021. 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
North of England -3 892 £45,000 +5.88% 270
South East -9 784 £50,000 +8.11% 236
Midlands -2 587 £45,000 +8.43% 170
North West +1 523 £45,000 +3.45% 157
West Midlands +3 440 £45,000 +8.43% 98
South West -7 380 £45,000 +8.43% 122
East of England -2 310 £52,500 +23.53% 109
Yorkshire -10 308 £50,000 +17.65% 87
Scotland -11 192 £45,000 - 58
East Midlands -8 146 £45,000 +12.50% 72
Wales +1 95 £43,500 +3.57% 28
North East -19 61 £45,000 +12.50% 26
Northern Ireland +11 28 £45,000 +20.00% 11
Isle of Man +3 15 £49,500 +1.02% 2
Problem-Solving
UK

For the 6 months to 15 January 2021, 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 1,035 (31.64%) Agile Software Development
2 951 (29.07%) Analytical Skills
3 717 (21.92%) SQL
4 676 (20.67%) Microsoft
5 668 (20.42%) Degree
6 635 (19.41%) Azure
7 565 (17.27%) Windows
8 549 (16.78%) JavaScript
9 536 (16.39%) DevOps
10 494 (15.10%) C#
11 467 (14.28%) Linux
12 438 (13.39%) Python
13 422 (12.90%) Finance
14 395 (12.08%) .NET
15 394 (12.05%) SQL Server
16 370 (11.31%) AWS
17 361 (11.04%) HTML
18 337 (10.30%) Software Engineering
19 331 (10.12%) Java
20 320 (9.78%) Computer Science
21 311 (9.51%) ITIL
22 305 (9.32%) Git (software)
23 290 (8.87%) CSS
24 287 (8.77%) Docker
25 282 (8.62%) VMware
26 269 (8.22%) MySQL
27 267 (8.16%) Continuous Improvement
28 263 (8.04%) Scrum
29 261 (7.98%) Active Directory
30 240 (7.34%) Kubernetes

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 91 (2.78%) SharePoint
2 86 (2.63%) Apache
3 75 (2.29%) CMS
4 71 (2.17%) Confluence
5 61 (1.86%) MS Exchange
6 52 (1.59%) WordPress
7 36 (1.10%) IIS
8 25 (0.76%) Elasticsearch
8 25 (0.76%) Skype for Business
9 21 (0.64%) nginx
10 18 (0.55%) SAS
11 15 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2013
12 14 (0.43%) Tomcat
13 11 (0.34%) Drupal
14 10 (0.31%) Apache Spark
14 10 (0.31%) JBoss
15 9 (0.28%) Umbraco
15 9 (0.28%) WebSphere
16 8 (0.24%) ArcGIS
16 8 (0.24%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 222 (6.79%) Microsoft Office
2 128 (3.91%) Microsoft Excel
3 38 (1.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 31 (0.95%) MS Visio
5 15 (0.46%) Sketch
6 14 (0.43%) Photoshop
7 11 (0.34%) Simulink
8 10 (0.31%) Adobe Illustrator
8 10 (0.31%) InVision
9 8 (0.24%) Microsoft Project
9 8 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
10 7 (0.21%) Adobe XD
10 7 (0.21%) Figma
11 4 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 4 (0.12%) Windchill
11 4 (0.12%) Zeplin
12 3 (0.092%) Marvel
13 2 (0.061%) Acrobat
13 2 (0.061%) OmniGraffle
14 1 (0.031%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 40 (1.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 34 (1.04%) Magento
3 19 (0.58%) OpenCart
4 13 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
4 13 (0.40%) SAP S/4HANA
5 12 (0.37%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 12 (0.37%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 11 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
7 10 (0.31%) NetSuite
8 8 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
8 8 (0.24%) Shopify
9 6 (0.18%) SAP CO
9 6 (0.18%) SAP FI
9 6 (0.18%) SAP FI/CO
9 6 (0.18%) Sentinel
9 6 (0.18%) Visualfiles
10 5 (0.15%) thinkFolio
11 4 (0.12%) Oracle Cash Management
11 4 (0.12%) SAP SD
11 4 (0.12%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 635 (19.41%) Azure
2 370 (11.31%) AWS
3 229 (7.00%) Office 365
4 147 (4.49%) Power Platform
5 128 (3.91%) SaaS
6 78 (2.38%) Pulumi
7 58 (1.77%) AWS CloudFormation
8 55 (1.68%) Cloud Computing
9 54 (1.65%) Dynamics 365
10 51 (1.56%) GCP
10 51 (1.56%) PaaS
11 46 (1.41%) Amazon EKS
11 46 (1.41%) GitHub
12 43 (1.31%) IaaS
13 38 (1.16%) Datadog
14 28 (0.86%) Amazon EC2
15 25 (0.76%) Azure Active Directory
16 22 (0.67%) Serverless
17 19 (0.58%) Amazon S3
17 19 (0.58%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 210 (6.42%) Firewall
2 121 (3.70%) DNS
3 118 (3.61%) LAN
3 118 (3.61%) WAN
4 112 (3.42%) TCP/IP
5 103 (3.15%) VPN
6 89 (2.72%) VoIP
7 83 (2.54%) Network Security
8 74 (2.26%) DHCP
9 73 (2.23%) Wireless
10 58 (1.77%) SAN
11 57 (1.74%) Internet
12 54 (1.65%) OSPF
13 51 (1.56%) BGP
14 50 (1.53%) Cisco ASA
14 50 (1.53%) VLAN
15 37 (1.13%) HTTP
15 37 (1.13%) Skype
16 36 (1.10%) Wi-Fi
17 33 (1.01%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 394 (12.05%) SQL Server
2 269 (8.22%) MySQL
3 137 (4.19%) Power BI
4 117 (3.58%) Relational Database
5 101 (3.09%) PostgreSQL
6 91 (2.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 83 (2.54%) MongoDB
8 79 (2.42%) NoSQL
9 73 (2.23%) Data Warehouse
10 65 (1.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 56 (1.71%) Redis
12 47 (1.44%) Tableau
13 44 (1.35%) Big Data
13 44 (1.35%) MariaDB
14 40 (1.22%) Cosmos DB
15 38 (1.16%) Azure SQL Database
16 33 (1.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 27 (0.83%) GIS
17 27 (0.83%) Oracle Database
18 26 (0.79%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 305 (9.32%) Git (software)
2 165 (5.04%) Jenkins
3 158 (4.83%) JIRA
4 106 (3.24%) Team Foundation Server
5 83 (2.54%) Visual Studio
6 71 (2.17%) Selenium
7 33 (1.01%) TeamCity
8 28 (0.86%) Subversion
9 26 (0.79%) Rational DOORS
10 25 (0.76%) Cucumber
11 23 (0.70%) Maven
11 23 (0.70%) NUnit
11 23 (0.70%) Visual Studio Team System
12 21 (0.64%) Bitbucket
12 21 (0.64%) Gradle
13 20 (0.61%) webpack
14 18 (0.55%) GitLab
14 18 (0.55%) JUnit
14 18 (0.55%) Oracle Forms
15 17 (0.52%) PHPUnit
General
1 422 (12.90%) Finance
2 153 (4.68%) Marketing
3 151 (4.62%) Aerospace
4 120 (3.67%) Public Sector
5 110 (3.36%) Games
6 105 (3.21%) Retail
7 89 (2.72%) Telecoms
8 85 (2.60%) Manufacturing
9 68 (2.08%) Legal
10 45 (1.38%) Law
11 42 (1.28%) Banking
11 42 (1.28%) Military
12 38 (1.16%) Electronics
13 34 (1.04%) Automotive
14 23 (0.70%) Digital Economy
15 21 (0.64%) Back Office
16 19 (0.58%) Local Government
16 19 (0.58%) Publishing
17 18 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
18 15 (0.46%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 818 (25.01%) Developer
2 463 (14.15%) Analyst
3 228 (6.97%) DevOps Engineer
4 184 (5.63%) Software Engineer
5 177 (5.41%) Software Developer
6 119 (3.64%) .NET Developer
7 115 (3.52%) Architect
8 108 (3.30%) Graduate
9 106 (3.24%) Senior Developer
10 102 (3.12%) PHP Developer
11 97 (2.97%) Business Analyst
11 97 (2.97%) IT Support
12 95 (2.90%) Support Analyst
13 94 (2.87%) Network Engineer
13 94 (2.87%) Support Engineer
14 87 (2.66%) IT Engineer
15 86 (2.63%) C# Developer
15 86 (2.63%) Java Developer
16 83 (2.54%) Systems Engineer
17 78 (2.38%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 395 (12.08%) .NET
2 361 (11.04%) HTML
3 290 (8.87%) CSS
4 170 (5.20%) AngularJS
5 159 (4.86%) React
6 152 (4.65%) Web Services
7 131 (4.00%) REST
8 129 (3.94%) HTML5
9 127 (3.88%) jQuery
10 122 (3.73%) ASP.NET
11 120 (3.67%) RESTful
12 104 (3.18%) Node.js
13 100 (3.06%) .NET Framework
14 89 (2.72%) .NET Core
15 80 (2.45%) Kafka
16 75 (2.29%) ASP.NET Web API
17 72 (2.20%) XML
18 71 (2.17%) Vue.js
19 64 (1.96%) Laravel
20 62 (1.90%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 951 (29.07%) Analytical Skills
2 226 (6.91%) Self-Motivation
3 221 (6.76%) Management Information System
4 185 (5.66%) User Experience
5 107 (3.27%) Greenfield Project
6 98 (3.00%) Mobile App
7 92 (2.81%) Data Centre
8 77 (2.35%) Algorithms
9 57 (1.74%) Linux Command Line
10 55 (1.68%) Driving Licence
11 51 (1.56%) Data Structures
12 45 (1.38%) Enterprise Cloud
13 38 (1.16%) Clustering
13 38 (1.16%) EPoS
14 36 (1.10%) PKI
15 34 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
16 33 (1.01%) Life Science
17 31 (0.95%) Public Cloud
18 30 (0.92%) Virtual Team
19 27 (0.83%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 565 (17.27%) Windows
2 467 (14.28%) Linux
3 200 (6.11%) Windows Server
4 93 (2.84%) Unix
5 84 (2.57%) Windows 10
6 77 (2.35%) Windows Server 2012
7 67 (2.05%) Windows Server 2016
8 57 (1.74%) Android
9 40 (1.22%) CentOS
10 38 (1.16%) Apple iOS
10 38 (1.16%) Windows Server 2019
11 31 (0.95%) Windows Server 2008
12 24 (0.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 24 (0.73%) Ubuntu
13 22 (0.67%) Solaris
14 17 (0.52%) Mac OS
14 17 (0.52%) Windows 7
15 11 (0.34%) Mac OS X
16 10 (0.31%) AIX
16 10 (0.31%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,035 (31.64%) Agile Software Development
2 536 (16.39%) DevOps
3 337 (10.30%) Software Engineering
4 320 (9.78%) Computer Science
5 311 (9.51%) ITIL
6 267 (8.16%) Continuous Improvement
7 263 (8.04%) Scrum
8 239 (7.31%) Test Automation
9 234 (7.15%) Project Management
10 224 (6.85%) Business Intelligence
11 219 (6.70%) Analytics
12 202 (6.18%) MVC
13 197 (6.02%) Decision-Making
13 197 (6.02%) Mentoring
14 189 (5.78%) Stakeholder Management
15 168 (5.14%) Configuration Management
15 168 (5.14%) SDLC
16 167 (5.11%) Mathematics
17 164 (5.01%) Infrastructure as Code
18 159 (4.86%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 717 (21.92%) SQL
2 549 (16.78%) JavaScript
3 494 (15.10%) C#
4 438 (13.39%) Python
5 331 (10.12%) Java
6 229 (7.00%) PHP
7 216 (6.60%) PowerShell
8 192 (5.87%) C++
9 145 (4.43%) Bash Shell
10 139 (4.25%) C
11 132 (4.04%) TypeScript
12 128 (3.91%) Go
13 101 (3.09%) T-SQL
14 100 (3.06%) Ruby
15 85 (2.60%) Perl
16 50 (1.53%) Groovy
17 41 (1.25%) VBA
18 35 (1.07%) PL/SQL
19 34 (1.04%) Shell Script
20 29 (0.89%) VB
Qualifications
1 668 (20.42%) Degree
2 223 (6.82%) Security Cleared
3 166 (5.07%) SC Cleared
4 145 (4.43%) Computer Science Degree
5 113 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
6 87 (2.66%) Microsoft Certification
7 78 (2.38%) CCNP
8 64 (1.96%) CCNA
9 51 (1.56%) AWS Certification
10 44 (1.35%) DV Cleared
10 44 (1.35%) ISTQB
11 36 (1.10%) MCSA
12 34 (1.04%) CISSP
13 31 (0.95%) ISEB
13 31 (0.95%) MCSE
14 29 (0.89%) PMI Certification
15 27 (0.83%) ITIL Certification
16 24 (0.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 23 (0.70%) PhD
18 22 (0.67%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 173 (5.29%) QA
2 148 (4.52%) SLA
3 121 (3.70%) GDPR
4 44 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 41 (1.25%) Data Quality
6 30 (0.92%) PMO
7 21 (0.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 16 (0.49%) Cyber Essentials
9 15 (0.46%) COBIT
9 15 (0.46%) NIST
10 11 (0.34%) HIPAA
11 10 (0.31%) ISO 9001
12 8 (0.24%) GPG13
12 8 (0.24%) PCI DSS
13 7 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 6 (0.18%) CDISC
15 5 (0.15%) GxP
15 5 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 15288
16 4 (0.12%) Def Stans
16 4 (0.12%) NEBOSH
System Software
1 287 (8.77%) Docker
2 261 (7.98%) Active Directory
3 225 (6.88%) VMware Infrastructure
4 105 (3.21%) Hyper-V
5 44 (1.35%) VMware ESXi
6 36 (1.10%) Virtual Machines
7 35 (1.07%) vSphere
8 23 (0.70%) VMware NSX
9 21 (0.64%) XenApp
10 18 (0.55%) Firmware
11 16 (0.49%) BitLocker
12 12 (0.37%) Virtual Servers
13 11 (0.34%) NFS
14 10 (0.31%) VMware Server
14 10 (0.31%) XenDesktop
15 9 (0.28%) KVM
16 7 (0.21%) VMware Workstation
17 5 (0.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 5 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
17 5 (0.15%) Xen
Systems Management
1 240 (7.34%) Kubernetes
2 195 (5.96%) Terraform
3 172 (5.26%) Ansible
4 145 (4.43%) Opscode Chef
5 123 (3.76%) Puppet
6 52 (1.59%) Prometheus
6 52 (1.59%) SCCM
7 44 (1.35%) Grafana
8 23 (0.70%) SCOM
9 18 (0.55%) SCVMM
10 13 (0.40%) Nagios
11 12 (0.37%) Microsoft Intune
11 12 (0.37%) Norton AntiVirus
12 11 (0.34%) FortiGate
12 11 (0.34%) Graylog
12 11 (0.34%) Rancher
12 11 (0.34%) ZABBIX
13 10 (0.31%) Packer
13 10 (0.31%) Rundeck
13 10 (0.31%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 676 (20.67%) Microsoft
2 282 (8.62%) VMware
3 192 (5.87%) Cisco
4 153 (4.68%) Oracle
5 82 (2.51%) Citrix
6 78 (2.38%) SaltStack
7 74 (2.26%) Google
8 71 (2.17%) SAP
9 70 (2.14%) Salesforce.com
10 60 (1.83%) Veeam
11 45 (1.38%) Juniper
12 41 (1.25%) New Relic
13 40 (1.22%) IBM
14 38 (1.16%) Apple
14 38 (1.16%) SolarWinds
15 37 (1.13%) Dell
15 37 (1.13%) Splunk
16 36 (1.10%) Avaya
17 35 (1.07%) Adobe
18 31 (0.95%) Red Hat