Period
to 15 October 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 15 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Problem-Solving
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 17 19 20
Rank change year-on-year +2 +1 -1
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 9,235 9,628 9,993
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 10.00% 10.02% 9.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.03% 11.05% 10.09%
Number of salaries quoted 7,110 7,558 8,058
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.49%
10th Percentile £23,000 £22,000 £22,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £61,250
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 83,754 87,145 99,041
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 90.66% 90.72% 90.10%
Number of salaries quoted 66,583 70,765 80,806
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - -
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £69,000 £65,560 £65,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%

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 15 October 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 15 October 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 +2 2,901 £45,000 +5.88% 462
North of England +2 2,067 £40,000 +6.67% 504
Midlands +2 1,303 £42,500 +6.25% 332
East of England +3 1,215 £42,500 - 235
North West +5 1,149 £40,000 +5.96% 278
South West -1 1,002 £40,000 - 262
West Midlands +1 764 £42,500 +6.25% 191
Yorkshire -4 738 £40,000 +6.67% 150
East Midlands +2 532 £42,500 +13.33% 141
Scotland -5 522 £45,000 +5.88% 118
Wales +2 229 £38,000 -5.00% 62
North East +5 181 £42,500 +13.33% 76
Northern Ireland +5 32 £44,500 +18.67% 12
Isle of Man +13 8 £55,000 -
Channel Islands -5 6 £72,500 +22.88%
Problem-Solving
UK

For the 6 months to 15 October 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 3,109 (33.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2,859 (30.96%) Agile Software Development
3 2,336 (25.30%) SQL
4 2,091 (22.64%) Microsoft
5 1,715 (18.57%) Degree
6 1,689 (18.29%) C#
7 1,679 (18.18%) Finance
8 1,633 (17.68%) Windows
9 1,560 (16.89%) JavaScript
10 1,467 (15.89%) SQL Server
11 1,455 (15.76%) .NET
12 1,272 (13.77%) Java
13 1,236 (13.38%) HTML
14 1,060 (11.48%) Linux
15 985 (10.67%) CSS
16 965 (10.45%) Project Management
17 947 (10.25%) ITIL
18 925 (10.02%) Scrum
19 919 (9.95%) Software Engineering
20 903 (9.78%) Self-Motivation
21 802 (8.68%) Computer Science
22 762 (8.25%) TDD
23 756 (8.19%) Microsoft Azure
24 752 (8.14%) MVC
25 751 (8.13%) Python
26 746 (8.08%) OO
27 733 (7.94%) Active Directory
28 729 (7.89%) Microsoft Office
29 710 (7.69%) Git (software)
30 696 (7.54%) Mentoring

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
1 293 (3.17%) SharePoint
2 281 (3.04%) MS Exchange
3 229 (2.48%) IIS
4 164 (1.78%) CMS
5 144 (1.56%) Apache
6 125 (1.35%) Tomcat
7 121 (1.31%) Confluence
8 117 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2010
9 101 (1.09%) JBoss
10 90 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2013
11 81 (0.88%) Skype for Business
12 79 (0.86%) Elasticsearch
13 76 (0.82%) WordPress
14 74 (0.80%) Apache Spark
15 65 (0.70%) OpenStack
16 64 (0.69%) SAS
17 58 (0.63%) BizTalk Server
18 54 (0.58%) WebSphere
19 45 (0.49%) WebLogic
20 35 (0.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 729 (7.89%) Microsoft Office
2 460 (4.98%) Microsoft Excel
3 153 (1.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 152 (1.65%) Microsoft Project
5 81 (0.88%) MS Visio
6 73 (0.79%) Photoshop
7 28 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
8 22 (0.24%) Simulink
8 22 (0.24%) SPSS
9 20 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
10 14 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 12 (0.13%) InDesign
12 7 (0.076%) Acrobat
13 6 (0.065%) Adobe Premiere
14 5 (0.054%) Adobe After Effects
14 5 (0.054%) Gliffy
14 5 (0.054%) InVision
14 5 (0.054%) SOLIDWORKS
15 4 (0.043%) UXPin
16 3 (0.032%) EngageOne
Business Applications
1 119 (1.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 74 (0.80%) Dynamics NAV
3 69 (0.75%) Dynamics AX
4 47 (0.51%) NetSuite
5 33 (0.36%) Magento
6 27 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
7 22 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
8 18 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
8 18 (0.19%) SAP S/4HANA
9 17 (0.18%) Oracle Financials
10 15 (0.16%) SAP CO
10 15 (0.16%) SAP FI
10 15 (0.16%) SAP FI/CO
11 13 (0.14%) Salesforce.com CRM
12 12 (0.13%) Oracle EBS R12
12 12 (0.13%) Payment Gateway
13 11 (0.12%) Infor M3
14 10 (0.11%) SAP APO
14 10 (0.11%) SAP ERP
15 9 (0.097%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 756 (8.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 691 (7.48%) Amazon AWS
3 451 (4.88%) Office 365
4 216 (2.34%) SaaS
5 107 (1.16%) GitHub
6 98 (1.06%) PaaS
7 87 (0.94%) Cloud Computing
8 81 (0.88%) IaaS
9 74 (0.80%) Google Cloud Platform
10 69 (0.75%) Dynamics 365
11 46 (0.50%) Amazon EC2
11 46 (0.50%) Amazon S3
12 45 (0.49%) Google Analytics
12 45 (0.49%) Serverless
13 42 (0.45%) AWS CloudFormation
14 31 (0.34%) AWS Lambda
14 31 (0.34%) OpenShift
15 26 (0.28%) Azure Active Directory
16 25 (0.27%) OneDrive
17 24 (0.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 516 (5.59%) Firewall
2 344 (3.72%) Internet
3 329 (3.56%) TCP/IP
4 326 (3.53%) LAN
5 325 (3.52%) WAN
6 237 (2.57%) DNS
7 186 (2.01%) VoIP
8 168 (1.82%) VPN
9 156 (1.69%) Network Security
10 141 (1.53%) DHCP
11 137 (1.48%) SAN
11 137 (1.48%) Wireless
12 135 (1.46%) Wi-Fi
13 121 (1.31%) Ethernet
14 101 (1.09%) HTTP
15 97 (1.05%) Intrusion Detection
16 82 (0.89%) Wireshark
17 76 (0.82%) Cisco ASA
18 75 (0.81%) OSPF
19 73 (0.79%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,467 (15.89%) SQL Server
2 447 (4.84%) MySQL
3 382 (4.14%) Relational Database
4 297 (3.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 278 (3.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 252 (2.73%) Data Warehouse
7 218 (2.36%) NoSQL
8 216 (2.34%) PostgreSQL
9 184 (1.99%) Big Data
10 175 (1.89%) MongoDB
11 164 (1.78%) SQL Server 2008
12 135 (1.46%) SQL Server 2012
13 133 (1.44%) Power BI
14 120 (1.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 118 (1.28%) RDBMS
16 117 (1.27%) Oracle Database
17 115 (1.25%) Hadoop
18 113 (1.22%) SQL Server 2016
19 81 (0.88%) DB2
20 75 (0.81%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 710 (7.69%) Git (software)
2 410 (4.44%) JIRA
3 367 (3.97%) Visual Studio
4 298 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
5 272 (2.95%) Jenkins
6 249 (2.70%) Selenium
7 188 (2.04%) Subversion
8 137 (1.48%) Maven
9 123 (1.33%) Cucumber
10 84 (0.91%) TeamCity
11 78 (0.84%) WebDriver
12 70 (0.76%) SpecFlow
13 69 (0.75%) JUnit
14 67 (0.73%) JMeter
15 63 (0.68%) Bitbucket
16 60 (0.65%) Visual Studio Team System
17 56 (0.61%) SoapUI
18 51 (0.55%) Gradle
19 47 (0.51%) GitLab
20 45 (0.49%) PHPUnit
General
1 1,679 (18.18%) Finance
2 688 (7.45%) Retail
3 429 (4.65%) Marketing
4 340 (3.68%) Manufacturing
5 270 (2.92%) Banking
6 224 (2.43%) Telecoms
7 190 (2.06%) Electronics
8 173 (1.87%) Legal
9 124 (1.34%) Games
10 121 (1.31%) Law
11 111 (1.20%) Automotive
12 96 (1.04%) Publishing
13 87 (0.94%) Advertising
14 82 (0.89%) Back Office
15 72 (0.78%) Billing
16 49 (0.53%) Investment Banking
16 49 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
17 43 (0.47%) Aerospace
17 43 (0.47%) Retail Banking
18 36 (0.39%) French Language
Job Titles
1 2,384 (25.81%) Developer
2 1,604 (17.37%) Analyst
3 549 (5.94%) .NET Developer
4 479 (5.19%) Software Developer
5 453 (4.91%) C# Developer
6 447 (4.84%) Software Engineer
7 434 (4.70%) Senior Developer
8 402 (4.35%) Support Analyst
9 388 (4.20%) Support Engineer
10 381 (4.13%) Architect
11 362 (3.92%) Consultant
12 353 (3.82%) Java Developer
13 302 (3.27%) Graduate
14 295 (3.19%) C# .NET Developer
15 287 (3.11%) Project Manager
16 270 (2.92%) Business Analyst
17 269 (2.91%) IT Support
18 262 (2.84%) Applications Support
19 254 (2.75%) Junior
20 245 (2.65%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,455 (15.76%) .NET
2 1,236 (13.38%) HTML
3 985 (10.67%) CSS
4 642 (6.95%) ASP.NET
5 624 (6.76%) AngularJS
6 583 (6.31%) Web Services
7 436 (4.72%) jQuery
8 413 (4.47%) HTML5
9 407 (4.41%) XML
10 386 (4.18%) .NET Framework
11 316 (3.42%) RESTful
12 305 (3.30%) REST
13 301 (3.26%) ASP.NET Web API
14 294 (3.18%) ASP.NET MVC
15 274 (2.97%) Spring
16 247 (2.67%) WCF
17 229 (2.48%) React
18 223 (2.41%) Node.js
19 217 (2.35%) SOAP
20 202 (2.19%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 3,109 (33.67%) Analytical Skills
2 903 (9.78%) Self-Motivation
3 802 (8.68%) Computer Science
4 465 (5.04%) User Experience
5 458 (4.96%) Management Information System
6 260 (2.82%) Data Centre
7 252 (2.73%) Enterprise Software
8 227 (2.46%) Mobile App
9 204 (2.21%) Driving Licence
10 158 (1.71%) Algorithms
11 157 (1.70%) Greenfield Project
12 142 (1.54%) Fintech
13 115 (1.25%) Data Structures
14 94 (1.02%) Replication
15 82 (0.89%) PMI
16 78 (0.84%) Client/Server
17 76 (0.82%) EPoS
18 70 (0.76%) Linux Command Line
19 66 (0.71%) Public Cloud
20 64 (0.69%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 1,633 (17.68%) Windows
2 1,060 (11.48%) Linux
3 655 (7.09%) Windows Server
4 421 (4.56%) Unix
5 274 (2.97%) Windows Server 2008
6 249 (2.70%) Windows 7
7 247 (2.67%) Windows Server 2012
8 232 (2.51%) Windows 10
9 197 (2.13%) Android
10 151 (1.64%) Apple iOS
11 131 (1.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 77 (0.83%) AIX
13 72 (0.78%) Windows 8
14 70 (0.76%) Windows Server 2003
15 61 (0.66%) Mac OS X
16 51 (0.55%) Ubuntu
17 48 (0.52%) Windows XP
18 42 (0.45%) Solaris
19 32 (0.35%) Mac OS
20 30 (0.32%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,859 (30.96%) Agile Software Development
2 965 (10.45%) Project Management
3 947 (10.25%) ITIL
4 925 (10.02%) Scrum
5 919 (9.95%) Software Engineering
6 762 (8.25%) TDD
7 752 (8.14%) MVC
8 746 (8.08%) OO
9 696 (7.54%) Mentoring
10 689 (7.46%) Test Automation
11 628 (6.80%) Continuous Integration
12 594 (6.43%) SDLC
13 590 (6.39%) Decision-Making
14 557 (6.03%) Continuous Improvement
15 545 (5.90%) Analytics
16 535 (5.79%) DevOps
17 497 (5.38%) Service Management
18 474 (5.13%) Business Intelligence
19 473 (5.12%) Stakeholder Management
20 435 (4.71%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 2,336 (25.30%) SQL
2 1,689 (18.29%) C#
3 1,560 (16.89%) JavaScript
4 1,272 (13.77%) Java
5 751 (8.13%) Python
6 520 (5.63%) C++
7 465 (5.04%) T-SQL
8 447 (4.84%) PHP
9 362 (3.92%) C
10 340 (3.68%) PowerShell
11 192 (2.08%) Bash Shell
12 155 (1.68%) VB.NET
13 142 (1.54%) PL/SQL
14 127 (1.38%) Ruby
14 127 (1.38%) TypeScript
15 124 (1.34%) Shell Script
16 122 (1.32%) Perl
17 115 (1.25%) VBA
18 108 (1.17%) VB
19 107 (1.16%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 1,715 (18.57%) Degree
2 361 (3.91%) Security Cleared
3 330 (3.57%) Computer Science Degree
4 282 (3.05%) Microsoft Certification
5 256 (2.77%) Cisco Certification
6 201 (2.18%) SC Cleared
7 173 (1.87%) MCSE
8 172 (1.86%) CISSP
9 170 (1.84%) CCNA
10 132 (1.43%) ITIL Certification
11 131 (1.42%) CCNP
11 131 (1.42%) PMI Certification
12 109 (1.18%) ISEB
13 98 (1.06%) MCSA
14 82 (0.89%) ISTQB
15 71 (0.77%) CISM
15 71 (0.77%) PMP
16 64 (0.69%) SSCP
16 64 (0.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 63 (0.68%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 501 (5.43%) QA
2 380 (4.11%) SLA
3 157 (1.70%) Data Quality
4 121 (1.31%) GDPR
5 115 (1.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 113 (1.22%) PMO
7 60 (0.65%) PCI DSS
8 31 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 27 (0.29%) ISO 9001
10 26 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 18 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials
12 14 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 10 (0.11%) DO-178B
14 9 (0.097%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 9 (0.097%) IEC 61131
15 8 (0.087%) COBIT
15 8 (0.087%) ISO 14001
15 8 (0.087%) WCAG
16 6 (0.065%) HIPAA
16 6 (0.065%) MISRA
System Software
1 733 (7.94%) Active Directory
2 364 (3.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 280 (3.03%) Docker
4 183 (1.98%) Hyper-V
5 136 (1.47%) VMware ESXi
6 117 (1.27%) Firmware
7 91 (0.99%) vSphere
8 79 (0.86%) XenApp
9 63 (0.68%) Virtual Machines
10 49 (0.53%) XenDesktop
11 31 (0.34%) Terminal Services
12 25 (0.27%) HDFS
13 21 (0.23%) KVM
13 21 (0.23%) vCloud
14 20 (0.22%) Ceph
14 20 (0.22%) NFS
15 19 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
16 18 (0.19%) Virtual Desktop
17 14 (0.15%) VMware NSX
18 13 (0.14%) Samba
Systems Management
1 207 (2.24%) Puppet
2 171 (1.85%) Ansible
3 157 (1.70%) SCCM
4 150 (1.62%) Kubernetes
5 133 (1.44%) Opscode Chef
6 76 (0.82%) Terraform
7 46 (0.50%) RSA Security Analytics
8 43 (0.47%) SCOM
9 40 (0.43%) Tivoli
10 38 (0.41%) Stealthwatch
11 33 (0.36%) EMC NetWorker
12 30 (0.32%) WSUS
13 29 (0.31%) SCVMM
14 26 (0.28%) Nagios
15 24 (0.26%) Nessus
16 22 (0.24%) Backup Exec
17 21 (0.23%) XenMobile
18 20 (0.22%) McAfee ePO
18 20 (0.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
19 19 (0.21%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 2,091 (22.64%) Microsoft
2 612 (6.63%) VMware
3 591 (6.40%) Oracle
4 446 (4.83%) Cisco
5 257 (2.78%) SAP
6 255 (2.76%) Citrix
7 217 (2.35%) Google
8 175 (1.89%) HP
9 146 (1.58%) Salesforce.com
10 142 (1.54%) Red Hat
11 137 (1.48%) CheckPoint
12 118 (1.28%) IBM
13 112 (1.21%) Symantec
14 108 (1.17%) Tableau
15 97 (1.05%) Splunk
16 89 (0.96%) Xamarin
17 82 (0.89%) Juniper
18 80 (0.87%) Avaya
19 76 (0.82%) Adobe
20 73 (0.79%) Intel