Period
to 1 October 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 1 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Problem-Solving
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
1 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 22 16 17
Rank change year-on-year -6 +1 +2
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 2,398 8,896 9,307
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 9.00% 11.04% 9.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.78% 12.06% 10.92%
Number of salaries quoted 1,906 6,310 7,386
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,750 £23,250
90th Percentile £68,750 £66,250 £65,125
UK median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +10.53% - +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 24,522 73,793 85,250
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 92.04% 91.60% 91.44%
Number of salaries quoted 19,882 57,250 67,936
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £72,500 £71,250 £68,750
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% 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 1 October 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 1 October 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
North of England -9 629 £45,000 +12.50% 222
South East -11 606 £50,000 +9.89% 171
Midlands -2 448 £45,000 +11.11% 137
North West -4 384 £45,000 +5.88% 114
West Midlands -1 321 £45,000 +9.89% 83
South West -8 263 £43,500 +8.75% 91
East of England 0 259 £45,000 +7.14% 92
Yorkshire -8 182 £42,500 +6.25% 80
East Midlands -2 122 £43,308 +8.27% 54
Scotland -15 111 £44,000 -2.22% 49
Wales +7 69 £43,750 +15.13% 25
North East -9 63 £42,500 +11.84% 28
Northern Ireland +19 19 £45,000 +20.00% 13
Isle of Man - 6 £52,500 -
Channel Islands +4 4 £55,000 +4.76%
Problem-Solving
UK

For the 6 months to 1 October 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.

1 786 (32.78%) Agile Software Development
2 771 (32.15%) Analytical Skills
3 539 (22.48%) SQL
4 529 (22.06%) Microsoft
5 499 (20.81%) JavaScript
6 482 (20.10%) Azure
7 427 (17.81%) Degree
8 398 (16.60%) Windows
9 389 (16.22%) C#
10 350 (14.60%) HTML
11 340 (14.18%) Finance
12 334 (13.93%) Linux
13 323 (13.47%) .NET
14 308 (12.84%) Java
15 304 (12.68%) SQL Server
16 299 (12.47%) AWS
17 297 (12.39%) ITIL
18 296 (12.34%) DevOps
19 285 (11.88%) Software Engineering
20 270 (11.26%) Python
21 265 (11.05%) CSS
22 240 (10.01%) Git (software)
23 219 (9.13%) VMware
24 200 (8.34%) Office 365
25 195 (8.13%) Scrum
26 192 (8.01%) MVC
26 192 (8.01%) Self-Motivation
27 190 (7.92%) Computer Science
28 189 (7.88%) PHP
28 189 (7.88%) Continuous Improvement

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 86 (3.59%) SharePoint
2 49 (2.04%) Confluence
3 46 (1.92%) Apache
4 45 (1.88%) IIS
4 45 (1.88%) MS Exchange
5 44 (1.83%) CMS
6 40 (1.67%) Skype for Business
7 27 (1.13%) Elasticsearch
8 25 (1.04%) WordPress
9 22 (0.92%) nginx
10 18 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2013
11 16 (0.67%) Apache Spark
12 11 (0.46%) SAS
13 10 (0.42%) Tomcat
14 8 (0.33%) Drupal
14 8 (0.33%) OpenStack
15 7 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2010
15 7 (0.29%) JBoss
16 6 (0.25%) ColdFusion
16 6 (0.25%) WebLogic
Applications
1 124 (5.17%) Microsoft Office
2 90 (3.75%) Microsoft Excel
3 20 (0.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 20 (0.83%) MS Visio
4 13 (0.54%) Sketch
5 8 (0.33%) Adobe Illustrator
6 7 (0.29%) Photoshop
7 6 (0.25%) Microsoft Project
8 5 (0.21%) 3ds Max
8 5 (0.21%) InVision
9 4 (0.17%) Adobe XD
9 4 (0.17%) Windchill
10 3 (0.13%) InDesign
11 2 (0.083%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 2 (0.083%) Marvel
11 2 (0.083%) OmniGraffle
11 2 (0.083%) S-PLUS
11 2 (0.083%) Zeplin
12 1 (0.042%) Figma
12 1 (0.042%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 19 (0.79%) Magento
2 18 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
3 14 (0.58%) Dynamics AX
3 14 (0.58%) NetSuite
4 13 (0.54%) SAP S/4HANA
5 11 (0.46%) SAP HR
5 11 (0.46%) SAP PSCD
6 9 (0.38%) Dynamics NAV
7 7 (0.29%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 7 (0.29%) Teamcenter
8 6 (0.25%) Eloqua
9 5 (0.21%) Shopify
9 5 (0.21%) thinkFolio
10 4 (0.17%) Oracle Cash Management
10 4 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
10 4 (0.17%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
11 2 (0.083%) JDE EnterpriseOne
11 2 (0.083%) JDE OneWorld
11 2 (0.083%) Oracle ERP
11 2 (0.083%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 482 (20.10%) Azure
2 299 (12.47%) AWS
3 200 (8.34%) Office 365
4 133 (5.55%) SaaS
5 97 (4.05%) Power Platform
6 66 (2.75%) GCP
7 46 (1.92%) Dynamics 365
8 37 (1.54%) PaaS
9 34 (1.42%) IaaS
10 30 (1.25%) Cloud Computing
11 26 (1.08%) GitHub
12 23 (0.96%) AWS CloudFormation
13 20 (0.83%) npm
14 17 (0.71%) PowerApps
15 13 (0.54%) OneDrive
16 12 (0.50%) Amazon EKS
16 12 (0.50%) Azure Active Directory
16 12 (0.50%) Serverless
17 11 (0.46%) Amazon EC2
17 11 (0.46%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 182 (7.59%) Firewall
2 124 (5.17%) LAN
3 119 (4.96%) WAN
4 88 (3.67%) VPN
5 80 (3.34%) DNS
6 75 (3.13%) Skype
7 71 (2.96%) Network Security
8 64 (2.67%) Internet
9 63 (2.63%) TCP/IP
9 63 (2.63%) VoIP
10 54 (2.25%) DHCP
11 52 (2.17%) VLAN
12 49 (2.04%) Wireless
13 44 (1.83%) SAN
14 41 (1.71%) OSPF
15 40 (1.67%) BGP
16 37 (1.54%) Cisco ASA
17 35 (1.46%) HTTP
17 35 (1.46%) Wi-Fi
18 32 (1.33%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 304 (12.68%) SQL Server
2 183 (7.63%) MySQL
3 91 (3.79%) Power BI
4 78 (3.25%) Relational Database
5 65 (2.71%) NoSQL
6 59 (2.46%) MongoDB
6 59 (2.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 55 (2.29%) Data Warehouse
8 52 (2.17%) Big Data
9 48 (2.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 47 (1.96%) PostgreSQL
11 23 (0.96%) MariaDB
12 22 (0.92%) Redis
12 22 (0.92%) SQL Server 2012
13 21 (0.88%) Oracle Database
14 19 (0.79%) Azure SQL Database
14 19 (0.79%) QlikView
15 16 (0.67%) Data Lake
15 16 (0.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 15 (0.63%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 240 (10.01%) Git (software)
2 132 (5.50%) JIRA
3 120 (5.00%) Jenkins
4 75 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
5 61 (2.54%) Selenium
6 49 (2.04%) Visual Studio
7 26 (1.08%) Subversion
7 26 (1.08%) webpack
8 24 (1.00%) JUnit
9 23 (0.96%) Cucumber
10 20 (0.83%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 19 (0.79%) Gradle
11 19 (0.79%) Maven
12 18 (0.75%) Bitbucket
12 18 (0.75%) Oracle Forms
12 18 (0.75%) TeamCity
13 16 (0.67%) Eclipse
13 16 (0.67%) Hudson
13 16 (0.67%) Visual Studio Team System
14 13 (0.54%) WebDriver
General
1 340 (14.18%) Finance
2 104 (4.34%) Public Sector
3 94 (3.92%) Retail
4 90 (3.75%) Marketing
5 85 (3.54%) Manufacturing
6 62 (2.59%) Legal
7 58 (2.42%) Telecoms
8 45 (1.88%) Games
9 43 (1.79%) Banking
10 41 (1.71%) Aerospace
11 25 (1.04%) Law
12 17 (0.71%) Back Office
13 16 (0.67%) Automotive
13 16 (0.67%) Electronics
14 14 (0.58%) Advertising
15 11 (0.46%) Local Government
16 10 (0.42%) Military
17 9 (0.38%) Publishing
18 8 (0.33%) Police
19 7 (0.29%) Digital Economy
Job Titles
1 587 (24.48%) Developer
2 336 (14.01%) Analyst
3 141 (5.88%) Software Engineer
4 126 (5.25%) Software Developer
5 104 (4.34%) .NET Developer
6 96 (4.00%) Consultant
7 94 (3.92%) Architect
8 89 (3.71%) Network Engineer
9 87 (3.63%) C# Developer
10 82 (3.42%) PHP Developer
11 80 (3.34%) Support Engineer
12 78 (3.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 76 (3.17%) Senior Developer
14 70 (2.92%) Business Analyst
15 68 (2.84%) DevOps Engineer
16 65 (2.71%) IT Support
17 63 (2.63%) Support Analyst
18 62 (2.59%) Java Developer
19 60 (2.50%) IT Engineer
20 55 (2.29%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 350 (14.60%) HTML
2 323 (13.47%) .NET
3 265 (11.05%) CSS
4 158 (6.59%) AngularJS
5 142 (5.92%) Web Services
6 117 (4.88%) .NET Framework
7 110 (4.59%) RESTful
8 109 (4.55%) React
9 108 (4.50%) REST
10 105 (4.38%) ASP.NET
10 105 (4.38%) Node.js
11 104 (4.34%) jQuery
12 98 (4.09%) HTML5
13 88 (3.67%) .NET Core
14 86 (3.59%) ASP.NET Web API
15 69 (2.88%) XML
16 62 (2.59%) Vue.js
17 58 (2.42%) Laravel
18 54 (2.25%) JSON
19 51 (2.13%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 771 (32.15%) Analytical Skills
2 192 (8.01%) Self-Motivation
3 157 (6.55%) User Experience
4 115 (4.80%) Management Information System
5 75 (3.13%) Mobile App
6 68 (2.84%) Data Centre
7 52 (2.17%) Algorithms
8 39 (1.63%) Data Structures
9 35 (1.46%) PKI
10 31 (1.29%) Enterprise Software
11 30 (1.25%) Clustering
12 29 (1.21%) Greenfield Project
13 28 (1.17%) Replication
14 26 (1.08%) Analytical Mindset
15 24 (1.00%) Driving Licence
16 20 (0.83%) Public Cloud
17 19 (0.79%) Life Science
17 19 (0.79%) Virtual Team
18 18 (0.75%) Linux Command Line
19 16 (0.67%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 398 (16.60%) Windows
2 334 (13.93%) Linux
3 164 (6.84%) Windows Server
4 80 (3.34%) Unix
5 67 (2.79%) Windows 10
6 50 (2.09%) Android
7 43 (1.79%) Windows Server 2016
8 42 (1.75%) Windows Server 2012
9 33 (1.38%) Apple iOS
10 27 (1.13%) CentOS
11 26 (1.08%) Windows Server 2008
12 25 (1.04%) AIX
13 24 (1.00%) Windows 7
14 23 (0.96%) Windows Server 2019
15 22 (0.92%) Solaris
15 22 (0.92%) Ubuntu
16 21 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 8 (0.33%) Windows XP
18 6 (0.25%) Fedora
18 6 (0.25%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 786 (32.78%) Agile Software Development
2 297 (12.39%) ITIL
3 296 (12.34%) DevOps
4 285 (11.88%) Software Engineering
5 195 (8.13%) Scrum
6 192 (8.01%) MVC
7 190 (7.92%) Computer Science
8 189 (7.88%) Continuous Improvement
9 178 (7.42%) Mentoring
10 169 (7.05%) Test Automation
11 165 (6.88%) Project Management
12 147 (6.13%) Business Intelligence
13 144 (6.01%) Decision-Making
14 135 (5.63%) SDLC
15 130 (5.42%) Stakeholder Management
16 123 (5.13%) Analytics
17 122 (5.09%) Continuous Integration
18 119 (4.96%) OO
19 115 (4.80%) Migration
20 114 (4.75%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 539 (22.48%) SQL
2 499 (20.81%) JavaScript
3 389 (16.22%) C#
4 308 (12.84%) Java
5 270 (11.26%) Python
6 189 (7.88%) PHP
7 137 (5.71%) PowerShell
8 130 (5.42%) C++
9 102 (4.25%) C
10 92 (3.84%) TypeScript
11 78 (3.25%) T-SQL
12 66 (2.75%) Bash Shell
13 58 (2.42%) Perl
14 43 (1.79%) ABAP
15 41 (1.71%) Go
16 39 (1.63%) Shell Script
17 32 (1.33%) PL/SQL
18 26 (1.08%) Ruby
19 24 (1.00%) VB.NET
20 22 (0.92%) VBA
Qualifications
1 427 (17.81%) Degree
2 177 (7.38%) Security Cleared
3 145 (6.05%) SC Cleared
4 111 (4.63%) Computer Science Degree
5 84 (3.50%) Cisco Certification
6 62 (2.59%) CCNP
7 52 (2.17%) ITIL Certification
8 47 (1.96%) Microsoft Certification
9 43 (1.79%) CCNA
10 32 (1.33%) DV Cleared
11 30 (1.25%) ISTQB
12 25 (1.04%) CISSP
12 25 (1.04%) MCSA
13 21 (0.88%) PhD
14 20 (0.83%) DBS Check
14 20 (0.83%) JNCIA
14 20 (0.83%) PMI Certification
15 19 (0.79%) Master's Degree
16 18 (0.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 17 (0.71%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 118 (4.92%) SLA
2 114 (4.75%) QA
3 56 (2.34%) GDPR
4 53 (2.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 52 (2.17%) Data Quality
6 23 (0.96%) PMO
7 15 (0.63%) PCI DSS
8 14 (0.58%) COBIT
9 12 (0.50%) Cyber Essentials
10 11 (0.46%) ISO 9001
11 10 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 9 (0.38%) NIST
13 8 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 7 (0.29%) BS25999
15 6 (0.25%) ISO 22301
16 5 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
16 5 (0.21%) ISO 31000
16 5 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27005
17 4 (0.17%) GPG13
17 4 (0.17%) NCSC
System Software
1 171 (7.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 169 (7.05%) Docker
3 164 (6.84%) Active Directory
4 91 (3.79%) Hyper-V
5 39 (1.63%) VMware ESXi
6 27 (1.13%) NFS
7 22 (0.92%) vSphere
8 21 (0.88%) Virtual Machines
9 20 (0.83%) Firmware
10 17 (0.71%) XenApp
11 16 (0.67%) VMware Server
12 13 (0.54%) KVM
13 12 (0.50%) HDFS
13 12 (0.50%) VMware NSX
14 10 (0.42%) BitLocker
14 10 (0.42%) Virtual Servers
15 8 (0.33%) XenDesktop
16 6 (0.25%) Apache ZooKeeper
16 6 (0.25%) VirtualBox
17 5 (0.21%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 115 (4.80%) Kubernetes
2 58 (2.42%) Ansible
3 56 (2.34%) Terraform
4 37 (1.54%) Puppet
4 37 (1.54%) SCCM
5 30 (1.25%) Opscode Chef
6 23 (0.96%) Data Guard
6 23 (0.96%) Oracle RMAN
7 19 (0.79%) SCOM
7 19 (0.79%) SCVMM
8 17 (0.71%) WSUS
9 15 (0.63%) Kibana
10 11 (0.46%) Prometheus
10 11 (0.46%) SCOrch
11 10 (0.42%) vCenter Server
12 9 (0.38%) Backup Exec
12 9 (0.38%) Grafana
13 8 (0.33%) FortiGate
13 8 (0.33%) Nagios
14 7 (0.29%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 529 (22.06%) Microsoft
2 219 (9.13%) VMware
3 155 (6.46%) Cisco
4 125 (5.21%) Oracle
5 88 (3.67%) SAP
6 66 (2.75%) Google
7 64 (2.67%) Citrix
8 44 (1.83%) Veeam
9 43 (1.79%) Salesforce.com
10 41 (1.71%) Juniper
11 40 (1.67%) Atlassian
12 35 (1.46%) IBM
12 35 (1.46%) Tableau
13 32 (1.33%) Zend
14 31 (1.29%) Sophos
15 28 (1.17%) Adobe
15 28 (1.17%) Meraki
15 28 (1.17%) SolarWinds
16 27 (1.13%) Palo Alto
17 23 (0.96%) Red Hat