Period
to 18 November 2019

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

Problem-Solving
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
18 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 16 18 19
Rank change year-on-year +2 +1 +1
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 8,538 9,003 9,964
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 10.99% 9.97% 9.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.03% 10.90% 10.95%
Number of salaries quoted 5,959 6,920 7,778
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,750 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.59% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £62,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 70,953 82,634 91,013
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 91.37% 91.53% 91.20%
Number of salaries quoted 55,587 65,307 73,840
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.65% +1.18%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £71,250 £70,000 £66,250
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +4.17%

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 18 November 2019.

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 18 November 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
South East +2 2,699 £47,500 +5.56% 535
North of England +4 1,925 £42,500 +6.25% 477
Midlands +5 1,298 £41,500 -2.35% 343
North West +4 1,088 £45,000 +12.50% 266
South West +3 1,040 £40,000 - 263
West Midlands +5 872 £42,000 -1.18% 198
East of England +3 857 £45,000 +5.88% 261
Yorkshire +9 656 £40,000 - 146
Scotland +4 558 £45,000 - 127
East Midlands 0 420 £40,000 -5.88% 144
North East +5 181 £40,000 -5.88% 65
Wales -4 168 £40,000 +6.67% 72
Northern Ireland -1 25 £42,500 -5.56% 14
Channel Islands +7 1 £60,000 -4.00% 1
Problem-Solving
UK

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for Problem-Solving.

1 2,747 (32.17%) Analytical Skills
2 2,729 (31.96%) Agile Software Development
3 2,158 (25.28%) Microsoft
4 1,848 (21.64%) SQL
5 1,565 (18.33%) Windows
6 1,538 (18.01%) Degree
7 1,474 (17.26%) Finance
8 1,373 (16.08%) C#
9 1,320 (15.46%) JavaScript
10 1,230 (14.41%) SQL Server
11 1,220 (14.29%) .NET
12 1,137 (13.32%) Azure
13 1,085 (12.71%) Linux
14 1,023 (11.98%) Software Engineering
15 985 (11.54%) ITIL
16 925 (10.83%) Java
17 900 (10.54%) AWS
18 875 (10.25%) Self-Motivation
19 833 (9.76%) HTML
20 822 (9.63%) Git (software)
21 819 (9.59%) Project Management
22 770 (9.02%) CSS
23 739 (8.66%) Active Directory
24 733 (8.59%) Scrum
25 726 (8.50%) Python
26 677 (7.93%) Microsoft Office
27 647 (7.58%) DevOps
28 646 (7.57%) Computer Science
29 603 (7.06%) Decision-Making
30 585 (6.85%) Office 365

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
1 209 (2.45%) Confluence
2 187 (2.19%) SharePoint
3 179 (2.10%) MS Exchange
4 168 (1.97%) IIS
5 76 (0.89%) Apache Spark
6 68 (0.80%) Apache
7 65 (0.76%) Elasticsearch
8 63 (0.74%) CMS
8 63 (0.74%) Skype for Business
9 54 (0.63%) WordPress
10 51 (0.60%) Tomcat
11 48 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2010
12 46 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2013
13 42 (0.49%) WebSphere
14 32 (0.37%) SAS
15 29 (0.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 28 (0.33%) nginx
17 25 (0.29%) WebLogic
18 24 (0.28%) JBoss
19 22 (0.26%) OpenStack
Applications
1 677 (7.93%) Microsoft Office
2 379 (4.44%) Microsoft Excel
3 140 (1.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 90 (1.05%) MS Visio
5 60 (0.70%) Microsoft Project
6 38 (0.45%) Photoshop
7 36 (0.42%) Sketch
8 35 (0.41%) InVision
9 30 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
10 23 (0.27%) Adobe Illustrator
11 19 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 17 (0.20%) Zeplin
13 12 (0.14%) Acrobat
14 11 (0.13%) Adobe XD
14 11 (0.13%) SOLIDWORKS
15 9 (0.11%) Chatbot
15 9 (0.11%) Gliffy
16 7 (0.082%) InDesign
17 4 (0.047%) Simulink
17 4 (0.047%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 100 (1.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 38 (0.45%) Oracle ERP
3 28 (0.33%) Magento
4 20 (0.23%) Payment Gateway
5 19 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
6 18 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
6 18 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
7 17 (0.20%) NetSuite
8 15 (0.18%) Oracle EBS R12
8 15 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 13 (0.15%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 13 (0.15%) Maximo
10 11 (0.13%) Oracle Financials
11 10 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
12 9 (0.11%) Oracle Receivables
13 8 (0.094%) assyst
13 8 (0.094%) Oracle Applications
13 8 (0.094%) Oracle Assets
13 8 (0.094%) Oracle Cash Management
13 8 (0.094%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 1,137 (13.32%) Azure
2 900 (10.54%) AWS
3 585 (6.85%) Office 365
4 315 (3.69%) SaaS
5 258 (3.02%) Power Platform
6 152 (1.78%) GCP
7 112 (1.31%) Serverless
8 100 (1.17%) GitHub
9 98 (1.15%) IaaS
10 91 (1.07%) Cloud Computing
11 83 (0.97%) Dynamics 365
12 81 (0.95%) PaaS
13 77 (0.90%) AWS Lambda
14 65 (0.76%) npm
15 60 (0.70%) Amazon EC2
16 59 (0.69%) Amazon S3
17 55 (0.64%) Azure Active Directory
18 44 (0.52%) Amazon SQS
19 40 (0.47%) Google Analytics
20 36 (0.42%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 539 (6.31%) Firewall
2 356 (4.17%) TCP/IP
3 350 (4.10%) DNS
4 297 (3.48%) WAN
5 287 (3.36%) LAN
6 278 (3.26%) DHCP
7 256 (3.00%) Internet
8 241 (2.82%) Network Security
9 232 (2.72%) VPN
10 216 (2.53%) Wireless
11 198 (2.32%) VoIP
12 127 (1.49%) SAN
13 118 (1.38%) VLAN
14 94 (1.10%) Skype
15 87 (1.02%) MPLS
16 84 (0.98%) BGP
17 83 (0.97%) Wi-Fi
18 76 (0.89%) HTTP
19 71 (0.83%) SSL
20 69 (0.81%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,230 (14.41%) SQL Server
2 364 (4.26%) Relational Database
3 342 (4.01%) MySQL
4 255 (2.99%) Power BI
5 248 (2.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 214 (2.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 189 (2.21%) Data Warehouse
8 187 (2.19%) Big Data
9 186 (2.18%) PostgreSQL
10 150 (1.76%) MongoDB
10 150 (1.76%) NoSQL
11 111 (1.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 110 (1.29%) RDBMS
13 74 (0.87%) SQL Server 2012
14 63 (0.74%) Azure SQL Database
15 61 (0.71%) QlikView
16 59 (0.69%) Hadoop
17 50 (0.59%) SQL Server 2008
18 49 (0.57%) DB2
18 49 (0.57%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 822 (9.63%) Git (software)
2 480 (5.62%) JIRA
3 288 (3.37%) Visual Studio
4 261 (3.06%) Jenkins
5 260 (3.05%) Team Foundation Server
6 149 (1.75%) Selenium
7 146 (1.71%) Bitbucket
8 107 (1.25%) Maven
9 86 (1.01%) Subversion
10 83 (0.97%) Visual Studio Team System
11 81 (0.95%) webpack
12 67 (0.78%) TeamCity
13 63 (0.74%) JUnit
14 57 (0.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 51 (0.60%) GitLab
16 48 (0.56%) IntelliJ
17 46 (0.54%) git-flow
17 46 (0.54%) gulp
17 46 (0.54%) WiX
18 44 (0.52%) WebDriver
General
1 1,474 (17.26%) Finance
2 456 (5.34%) Retail
3 367 (4.30%) Telecoms
4 328 (3.84%) Marketing
5 319 (3.74%) Manufacturing
6 267 (3.13%) Banking
7 248 (2.90%) Public Sector
8 219 (2.57%) Aerospace
9 205 (2.40%) Electronics
10 193 (2.26%) Legal
11 160 (1.87%) Games
12 131 (1.53%) Automotive
13 107 (1.25%) Law
14 78 (0.91%) Military
15 76 (0.89%) Local Government
16 59 (0.69%) Pharmaceutical
17 58 (0.68%) Back Office
18 52 (0.61%) Publishing
19 40 (0.47%) Financial Institution
20 34 (0.40%) Billing
Job Titles
1 1,905 (22.31%) Developer
2 1,361 (15.94%) Analyst
3 544 (6.37%) Software Engineer
4 406 (4.76%) Consultant
5 403 (4.72%) .NET Developer
6 377 (4.42%) Software Developer
7 373 (4.37%) Support Engineer
8 358 (4.19%) Senior Developer
9 350 (4.10%) C# Developer
10 341 (3.99%) Support Analyst
11 302 (3.54%) Architect
12 275 (3.22%) Business Analyst
13 272 (3.19%) IT Support
14 244 (2.86%) Applications Support
15 224 (2.62%) Junior
16 217 (2.54%) Project Manager
17 215 (2.52%) Java Developer
18 208 (2.44%) Service Analyst
19 204 (2.39%) Network Engineer
20 202 (2.37%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,220 (14.29%) .NET
2 833 (9.76%) HTML
3 770 (9.02%) CSS
4 548 (6.42%) AngularJS
5 526 (6.16%) ASP.NET
6 379 (4.44%) Web Services
7 356 (4.17%) Node.js
8 355 (4.16%) jQuery
9 345 (4.04%) React
10 295 (3.46%) XML
11 288 (3.37%) REST
12 287 (3.36%) .NET Framework
13 266 (3.12%) ASP.NET Web API
14 256 (3.00%) ASP.NET MVC
15 253 (2.96%) HTML5
16 207 (2.42%) Spring
17 201 (2.35%) RESTful
18 177 (2.07%) SOAP
19 155 (1.82%) JSON
20 152 (1.78%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 2,747 (32.17%) Analytical Skills
2 875 (10.25%) Self-Motivation
3 466 (5.46%) Management Information System
4 450 (5.27%) User Experience
5 237 (2.78%) Data Centre
6 236 (2.76%) Mobile App
7 184 (2.16%) Enterprise Software
8 183 (2.14%) Algorithms
9 151 (1.77%) Public Cloud
10 149 (1.75%) Greenfield Project
11 147 (1.72%) Driving Licence
12 121 (1.42%) Virtual Team
13 96 (1.12%) Smartphone
14 86 (1.01%) Replication
14 86 (1.01%) Video Conferencing
15 81 (0.95%) Cloud Native
16 79 (0.93%) Analytical Mindset
17 77 (0.90%) Client/Server
18 66 (0.77%) CCTV
19 65 (0.76%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 1,565 (18.33%) Windows
2 1,085 (12.71%) Linux
3 560 (6.56%) Windows Server
4 389 (4.56%) Unix
5 375 (4.39%) Windows 10
6 239 (2.80%) Android
7 234 (2.74%) Windows Server 2012
8 200 (2.34%) Windows 7
9 193 (2.26%) Windows Server 2008
10 159 (1.86%) Apple iOS
11 82 (0.96%) Windows Server 2003
12 64 (0.75%) Windows 8
13 53 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 50 (0.59%) Mac OS
15 45 (0.53%) Windows XP
16 44 (0.52%) Ubuntu
17 41 (0.48%) CentOS
18 30 (0.35%) Solaris
19 29 (0.34%) AIX
20 25 (0.29%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,729 (31.96%) Agile Software Development
2 1,023 (11.98%) Software Engineering
3 985 (11.54%) ITIL
4 819 (9.59%) Project Management
5 733 (8.59%) Scrum
6 647 (7.58%) DevOps
7 646 (7.57%) Computer Science
8 603 (7.06%) Decision-Making
9 574 (6.72%) Test Automation
10 573 (6.71%) Mentoring
11 567 (6.64%) SDLC
12 555 (6.50%) MVC
13 547 (6.41%) Continuous Improvement
14 507 (5.94%) Business Intelligence
15 469 (5.49%) TDD
16 464 (5.43%) Analytics
17 430 (5.04%) Time Management
18 419 (4.91%) Continuous Integration
19 417 (4.88%) Coaching
20 409 (4.79%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1,848 (21.64%) SQL
2 1,373 (16.08%) C#
3 1,320 (15.46%) JavaScript
4 925 (10.83%) Java
5 726 (8.50%) Python
6 546 (6.39%) C
7 503 (5.89%) C++
8 319 (3.74%) PowerShell
9 294 (3.44%) T-SQL
10 253 (2.96%) PHP
11 217 (2.54%) Bash Shell
12 188 (2.20%) TypeScript
12 188 (2.20%) VB.NET
13 110 (1.29%) Perl
14 107 (1.25%) R
15 102 (1.19%) PL/SQL
16 93 (1.09%) Ruby
17 86 (1.01%) VB
18 72 (0.84%) ES6
19 69 (0.81%) Go
Qualifications
1 1,538 (18.01%) Degree
2 419 (4.91%) Security Cleared
3 300 (3.51%) SC Cleared
4 271 (3.17%) Cisco Certification
5 254 (2.97%) Microsoft Certification
6 225 (2.64%) Computer Science Degree
7 200 (2.34%) CCNA
8 152 (1.78%) CCNP
9 150 (1.76%) ISTQB
10 102 (1.19%) ITIL Certification
11 98 (1.15%) MCSE
12 88 (1.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 82 (0.96%) DBS Check
14 81 (0.95%) MCSA
15 80 (0.94%) HND
16 79 (0.93%) MCP
17 73 (0.86%) ISEB
18 69 (0.81%) CISSP
19 64 (0.75%) PMI Certification
20 60 (0.70%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 419 (4.91%) SLA
2 416 (4.87%) QA
3 159 (1.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 134 (1.57%) Data Quality
5 128 (1.50%) GDPR
6 98 (1.15%) PMO
7 54 (0.63%) PCI DSS
8 38 (0.45%) NIST
9 34 (0.40%) ISO 9001
10 25 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 23 (0.27%) ISO 22301
12 22 (0.26%) COBIT
12 22 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials
13 13 (0.15%) WCAG
14 11 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 9 (0.11%) GAMP
15 9 (0.11%) MISRA
15 9 (0.11%) PSD2
16 8 (0.094%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
16 8 (0.094%) WAI
System Software
1 739 (8.66%) Active Directory
2 365 (4.28%) Docker
3 360 (4.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 210 (2.46%) Hyper-V
5 74 (0.87%) Virtual Machines
6 72 (0.84%) vSphere
7 52 (0.61%) Firmware
8 46 (0.54%) Virtual Servers
9 41 (0.48%) XenApp
10 39 (0.46%) Microsoft App-V
11 35 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
12 34 (0.40%) Apache Flume
12 34 (0.40%) VMware NSX
13 24 (0.28%) vCloud
14 23 (0.27%) XenDesktop
15 20 (0.23%) Terminal Services
16 16 (0.19%) VirtualBox
17 13 (0.15%) HDFS
18 11 (0.13%) KVM
18 11 (0.13%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 186 (2.18%) Kubernetes
2 184 (2.16%) SCCM
3 150 (1.76%) Ansible
4 134 (1.57%) Terraform
5 107 (1.25%) Puppet
6 97 (1.14%) Opscode Chef
7 48 (0.56%) WSUS
8 41 (0.48%) Cisco CUCM
9 38 (0.45%) Microsoft Intune
9 38 (0.45%) SCOM
10 35 (0.41%) Nagios
11 34 (0.40%) Oozie
12 32 (0.37%) Kibana
13 29 (0.34%) IBM BigFix
14 20 (0.23%) SCOrch
15 19 (0.22%) vCenter Server
16 17 (0.20%) FortiGate
17 16 (0.19%) AirWatch
17 16 (0.19%) Tivoli
18 15 (0.18%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 2,158 (25.28%) Microsoft
2 564 (6.61%) VMware
3 483 (5.66%) Oracle
4 475 (5.56%) Cisco
5 236 (2.76%) Google
6 229 (2.68%) SAP
7 222 (2.60%) Citrix
8 198 (2.32%) Sage
9 163 (1.91%) ServiceNow
10 144 (1.69%) IBM
11 134 (1.57%) Tableau
12 123 (1.44%) Juniper
13 115 (1.35%) HP
14 103 (1.21%) Splunk
15 99 (1.16%) Salesforce.com
16 91 (1.07%) Apple
17 90 (1.05%) Adobe
18 78 (0.91%) Palo Alto
19 73 (0.86%) Dell
20 71 (0.83%) F5