Period
to 26 July 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 26 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Problem-Solving
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
26 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 13 22 19
Rank change year-on-year +9 -3 0
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 6,905 3,925 9,038
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 11.76% 10.02% 10.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.72% 10.95% 11.80%
Number of salaries quoted 4,019 2,898 6,278
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,750 £24,806
25th Percentile £34,000 £32,500 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% -
75th Percentile £61,125 £57,500 £55,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £68,750 £66,250
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% +6.38% -1.05%

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 54,302 35,856 76,620
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 92.45% 91.51% 91.88%
Number of salaries quoted 38,280 28,838 60,110
10th Percentile £30,500 £29,750 £27,500
25th Percentile £37,500 £36,500 £34,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
75th Percentile £62,500 £61,000 £58,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £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 26 July 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 26 July 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
South East +7 1,975 £50,000 - 398
North of England +3 1,445 £45,000 +7.78% 495
Midlands +1 1,148 £45,000 +5.88% 324
South West +4 966 £45,000 +12.50% 241
West Midlands +1 798 £45,000 +4.65% 197
North West +3 753 £46,500 +9.41% 264
East of England +6 655 £40,000 - 203
Yorkshire +2 560 £46,500 +16.25% 167
Scotland +10 513 £46,000 +8.24% 108
East Midlands +4 344 £41,250 +10.00% 124
Wales +8 182 £40,000 +17.65% 45
North East 0 134 £35,875 -10.31% 64
Northern Ireland -25 43 £40,000 - 15
Isle of Man -10 14 - -
Problem-Solving
UK

For the 6 months to 26 July 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 3,377 (48.91%) Social Skills
2 2,230 (32.30%) Agile Software Development
3 1,922 (27.83%) Analytical Skills
4 1,472 (21.32%) SQL
5 1,379 (19.97%) Microsoft
6 1,150 (16.65%) Degree
7 1,090 (15.79%) JavaScript
8 1,082 (15.67%) Azure
9 1,021 (14.79%) Linux
10 955 (13.83%) Finance
11 941 (13.63%) DevOps
12 902 (13.06%) Windows
13 872 (12.63%) Java
14 855 (12.38%) C#
15 840 (12.17%) Software Engineering
16 745 (10.79%) Python
17 737 (10.67%) .NET
18 733 (10.62%) Scrum
18 733 (10.62%) AWS
19 714 (10.34%) Analytics
20 688 (9.96%) Project Management
21 687 (9.95%) SQL Server
22 662 (9.59%) HTML
23 651 (9.43%) Docker
24 619 (8.96%) Security Cleared
25 603 (8.73%) CSS
26 577 (8.36%) Computer Science
27 563 (8.15%) Time Management
28 540 (7.82%) Self-Motivation
29 527 (7.63%) ITIL

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
1 159 (2.30%) SharePoint
2 102 (1.48%) Confluence
3 99 (1.43%) MS Exchange
4 98 (1.42%) CMS
5 82 (1.19%) WebLogic
6 71 (1.03%) Apache
7 66 (0.96%) Elasticsearch
8 59 (0.85%) SAS
9 53 (0.77%) nginx
10 49 (0.71%) WordPress
11 38 (0.55%) Apache Solr
12 36 (0.52%) Apache Spark
12 36 (0.52%) Tomcat
13 34 (0.49%) IIS
14 30 (0.43%) Cloud Foundry
15 29 (0.42%) Skype for Business
16 21 (0.30%) Oracle Service Bus
17 19 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2013
18 18 (0.26%) GeoServer
18 18 (0.26%) JBoss
Applications
1 515 (7.46%) Microsoft Office
2 366 (5.30%) Microsoft Excel
3 118 (1.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 75 (1.09%) MS Visio
5 42 (0.61%) Microsoft Project
6 35 (0.51%) Simulink
7 34 (0.49%) Sketch
8 32 (0.46%) Photoshop
9 29 (0.42%) Figma
10 28 (0.41%) Campfire
10 28 (0.41%) InVision
11 19 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
12 13 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
13 12 (0.17%) InDesign
14 9 (0.13%) SPSS
15 7 (0.10%) Adobe Creative Suite
16 4 (0.058%) Gephi
16 4 (0.058%) Maya
16 4 (0.058%) Zemax
17 3 (0.043%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 44 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
1 44 (0.64%) Magento
2 36 (0.52%) NetSuite
3 25 (0.36%) Dynamics NAV
4 23 (0.33%) Shopify
5 20 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
5 20 (0.29%) SAP S/4HANA
6 19 (0.28%) Payment Gateway
7 18 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
8 15 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
9 12 (0.17%) Maximo
10 9 (0.13%) iTrent
11 8 (0.12%) Oracle Payables
11 8 (0.12%) SAP SD
12 7 (0.10%) Oracle Assets
13 6 (0.087%) Oracle Cash Management
13 6 (0.087%) Oracle EBS R12
13 6 (0.087%) Oracle General Ledger
13 6 (0.087%) Oracle Receivables
13 6 (0.087%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1,082 (15.67%) Azure
2 733 (10.62%) AWS
3 510 (7.39%) Microsoft 365
4 367 (5.31%) SaaS
5 308 (4.46%) Power Platform
6 265 (3.84%) GitHub
7 216 (3.13%) Serverless
8 178 (2.58%) GCP
9 118 (1.71%) Pulumi
10 94 (1.36%) Amazon EKS
11 93 (1.35%) npm
12 80 (1.16%) AWS CloudFormation
13 76 (1.10%) Cloud Computing
14 73 (1.06%) Azure Cosmos DB
15 66 (0.96%) Dynamics 365
16 65 (0.94%) PaaS
17 60 (0.87%) AWS Lambda
18 59 (0.85%) Datadog
19 56 (0.81%) Amazon S3
20 55 (0.80%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 290 (4.20%) Firewall
2 208 (3.01%) DNS
3 172 (2.49%) Wireless
4 167 (2.42%) TCP/IP
5 151 (2.19%) Internet
6 139 (2.01%) VPN
7 134 (1.94%) LAN
8 133 (1.93%) WAN
9 126 (1.82%) DHCP
10 105 (1.52%) HTTP
11 99 (1.43%) Network Security
12 94 (1.36%) Broadband
12 94 (1.36%) Wi-Fi
13 72 (1.04%) VoIP
14 66 (0.96%) SAN
15 51 (0.74%) Skype
16 44 (0.64%) Remote Desktop
17 40 (0.58%) SSL
18 39 (0.56%) Wireshark
19 36 (0.52%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 687 (9.95%) SQL Server
2 388 (5.62%) MySQL
3 282 (4.08%) Power BI
4 240 (3.48%) Data Warehouse
5 233 (3.37%) Big Data
6 232 (3.36%) Relational Database
7 217 (3.14%) PostgreSQL
8 175 (2.53%) MongoDB
9 171 (2.48%) NoSQL
10 156 (2.26%) Redis
11 152 (2.20%) Oracle Database
12 129 (1.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 126 (1.82%) Tableau
14 122 (1.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 118 (1.71%) Azure SQL Database
16 111 (1.61%) RDBMS
17 101 (1.46%) MariaDB
18 77 (1.12%) Data Lake
19 73 (1.06%) Oracle Database 10g
20 63 (0.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 505 (7.31%) Git (software)
2 428 (6.20%) JIRA
3 421 (6.10%) Jenkins
4 173 (2.51%) Selenium
5 112 (1.62%) Visual Studio
6 111 (1.61%) Team Foundation Server
7 87 (1.26%) GitLab
8 70 (1.01%) SpecFlow
9 68 (0.98%) NUnit
10 57 (0.83%) webpack
11 56 (0.81%) Rational DOORS
12 50 (0.72%) Bitbucket
13 49 (0.71%) Cucumber
13 49 (0.71%) Eclipse
13 49 (0.71%) GCC
14 48 (0.70%) Subversion
15 45 (0.65%) gulp
15 45 (0.65%) Maven
15 45 (0.65%) TeamCity
16 43 (0.62%) MSTest
General
1 3,377 (48.91%) Social Skills
2 1,922 (27.83%) Analytical Skills
3 955 (13.83%) Finance
4 480 (6.95%) Marketing
5 460 (6.66%) Organisational Skills
6 357 (5.17%) Retail
7 247 (3.58%) Public Sector
8 233 (3.37%) Manufacturing
9 226 (3.27%) Presentation Skills
10 214 (3.10%) Law
11 208 (3.01%) Telecoms
12 163 (2.36%) Pharmaceutical
13 160 (2.32%) Influencing Skills
14 159 (2.30%) Legal
15 152 (2.20%) Banking
16 150 (2.17%) Games
17 102 (1.48%) Electronics
17 102 (1.48%) Inclusion and Diversity
18 98 (1.42%) Automotive
19 76 (1.10%) Documentation Skills
Job Titles
1 1,591 (23.04%) Developer
2 1,001 (14.50%) Analyst
3 479 (6.94%) Software Engineer
4 328 (4.75%) DevOps Engineer
5 267 (3.87%) Business Analyst
6 262 (3.79%) Java Developer
7 250 (3.62%) IT Support
7 250 (3.62%) Support Engineer
8 244 (3.53%) Senior Developer
9 203 (2.94%) Support Analyst
10 200 (2.90%) Software Developer
11 192 (2.78%) Architect
12 173 (2.51%) IT Engineer
13 166 (2.40%) Administrator
14 159 (2.30%) Junior
15 153 (2.22%) Consultant
15 153 (2.22%) PHP Developer
16 151 (2.19%) .NET Developer
17 137 (1.98%) Full Stack Developer
18 126 (1.82%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 737 (10.67%) .NET
2 662 (9.59%) HTML
3 603 (8.73%) CSS
4 481 (6.97%) React
5 413 (5.98%) REST
6 327 (4.74%) AngularJS
7 265 (3.84%) Spring
8 232 (3.36%) Node.js
9 231 (3.35%) jQuery
10 230 (3.33%) RESTful
11 201 (2.91%) Web Services
12 200 (2.90%) HTML5
13 183 (2.65%) GraphQL
14 182 (2.64%) .NET Core
15 166 (2.40%) .NET Framework
16 161 (2.33%) XML
17 157 (2.27%) ASP.NET
18 153 (2.22%) Middleware
19 150 (2.17%) Hibernate
20 145 (2.10%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 540 (7.82%) Self-Motivation
2 496 (7.18%) User Experience
3 374 (5.42%) Management Information System
4 268 (3.88%) Mobile App
5 162 (2.35%) Data Centre
6 154 (2.23%) Algorithms
7 134 (1.94%) Driving Licence
8 131 (1.90%) EPoS
9 105 (1.52%) Data Structures
10 101 (1.46%) Life Science
11 91 (1.32%) Public Cloud
12 87 (1.26%) Analytical Mindset
13 76 (1.10%) Virtual Team
14 74 (1.07%) Linux Command Line
15 71 (1.03%) Enterprise Software
16 70 (1.01%) Renewable Energy
17 63 (0.91%) Robotics
17 63 (0.91%) Social Media
18 62 (0.90%) Greenfield Project
19 58 (0.84%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1,021 (14.79%) Linux
2 902 (13.06%) Windows
3 292 (4.23%) Windows Server
4 202 (2.93%) Unix
5 174 (2.52%) Windows 10
6 157 (2.27%) Android
7 114 (1.65%) Apple iOS
8 87 (1.26%) Windows Server 2012
9 79 (1.14%) Windows Server 2016
10 76 (1.10%) Windows 7
11 53 (0.77%) Ubuntu
11 53 (0.77%) Windows Server 2019
12 45 (0.65%) Windows 8
13 44 (0.64%) Embedded Linux
14 38 (0.55%) Solaris
15 37 (0.54%) CentOS
16 32 (0.46%) Mac OS
16 32 (0.46%) Windows Server 2008
17 21 (0.30%) VMS
18 17 (0.25%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,230 (32.30%) Agile Software Development
2 941 (13.63%) DevOps
3 840 (12.17%) Software Engineering
4 733 (10.62%) Scrum
5 714 (10.34%) Analytics
6 688 (9.96%) Project Management
7 577 (8.36%) Computer Science
8 563 (8.15%) Time Management
9 527 (7.63%) ITIL
10 505 (7.31%) Decision-Making
11 504 (7.30%) Business Intelligence
12 492 (7.13%) Mentoring
13 447 (6.47%) Service Delivery
14 436 (6.31%) SDLC
15 417 (6.04%) Continuous Improvement
16 413 (5.98%) Test Automation
17 402 (5.82%) Microservices
18 391 (5.66%) Line Management
19 373 (5.40%) TDD
20 353 (5.11%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 1,472 (21.32%) SQL
2 1,090 (15.79%) JavaScript
3 872 (12.63%) Java
4 855 (12.38%) C#
5 745 (10.79%) Python
6 409 (5.92%) PHP
7 399 (5.78%) C
8 310 (4.49%) C++
9 302 (4.37%) PowerShell
10 288 (4.17%) TypeScript
11 231 (3.35%) Bash Shell
12 228 (3.30%) Go
13 205 (2.97%) T-SQL
14 180 (2.61%) Ruby
15 178 (2.58%) Java 8
16 138 (2.00%) PL/SQL
17 94 (1.36%) ES6
18 76 (1.10%) Groovy
19 68 (0.98%) Shell Script
20 64 (0.93%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1,150 (16.65%) Degree
2 619 (8.96%) Security Cleared
3 470 (6.81%) SC Cleared
4 260 (3.77%) Computer Science Degree
5 173 (2.51%) Network+ Certification
6 149 (2.16%) Cisco Certification
6 149 (2.16%) Microsoft Certification
7 124 (1.80%) CCNA
7 124 (1.80%) CompTIA Security+
8 123 (1.78%) A+ Certification
9 119 (1.72%) Linux+ Certification
10 75 (1.09%) PhD
11 71 (1.03%) Server+ Certification
12 69 (1.00%) ISEB
13 68 (0.98%) ISTQB
14 65 (0.94%) Master's Degree
15 62 (0.90%) AWS Certification
16 61 (0.88%) DV Cleared
17 58 (0.84%) MCSE
18 52 (0.75%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 382 (5.53%) QA
2 354 (5.13%) SLA
3 196 (2.84%) GDPR
4 105 (1.52%) Data Quality
5 79 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 74 (1.07%) PCI DSS
7 57 (0.83%) Accessibility
7 57 (0.83%) PMO
8 38 (0.55%) MISRA
8 38 (0.55%) MISRA C
9 37 (0.54%) ECSS
10 27 (0.39%) Cyber Essentials
11 24 (0.35%) Good Clinical Practice
11 24 (0.35%) WCAG
12 23 (0.33%) NIST
13 21 (0.30%) NEBOSH
14 18 (0.26%) COBIT
15 16 (0.23%) Actionable Recommendations
15 16 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 15 (0.22%) GMP
System Software
1 651 (9.43%) Docker
2 461 (6.68%) Active Directory
3 201 (2.91%) VMware Infrastructure
4 137 (1.98%) Hyper-V
5 65 (0.94%) vSphere
6 60 (0.87%) Firmware
7 49 (0.71%) XenApp
8 41 (0.59%) Virtual Machines
9 40 (0.58%) XenDesktop
10 34 (0.49%) VMware ESXi
11 20 (0.29%) Virtual Servers
12 15 (0.22%) BitLocker
13 11 (0.16%) Terminal Services
13 11 (0.16%) Virtual Desktop
13 11 (0.16%) VMware NSX
14 8 (0.12%) NFS
15 7 (0.10%) Oracle RAC
16 5 (0.072%) Microsoft App-V
16 5 (0.072%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 4 (0.058%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 444 (6.43%) Terraform
2 438 (6.34%) Kubernetes
3 273 (3.95%) Ansible
4 197 (2.85%) Puppet
5 181 (2.62%) Opscode Chef
6 114 (1.65%) SCCM
7 106 (1.54%) Grafana
8 99 (1.43%) Prometheus
9 72 (1.04%) Microsoft Intune
10 29 (0.42%) Kibana
11 21 (0.30%) ZABBIX
12 18 (0.26%) SCOM
13 17 (0.25%) Graphite
14 14 (0.20%) Graylog
15 12 (0.17%) Rancher
15 12 (0.17%) Sysprep
15 12 (0.17%) WMI
15 12 (0.17%) WSUS
16 11 (0.16%) Single Sign-On
16 11 (0.16%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 1,379 (19.97%) Microsoft
2 380 (5.50%) Oracle
3 311 (4.50%) VMware
4 232 (3.36%) Cisco
5 209 (3.03%) Google
6 168 (2.43%) SAP
7 152 (2.20%) Salesforce.com
8 135 (1.96%) Citrix
9 123 (1.78%) SaltStack
10 94 (1.36%) ServiceNow
11 68 (0.98%) EMC
12 63 (0.91%) New Relic
13 62 (0.90%) Splunk
14 58 (0.84%) Veeam
15 56 (0.81%) Instagram
16 55 (0.80%) Adobe
17 47 (0.68%) Apple
17 47 (0.68%) IBM
18 46 (0.67%) Remedy
19 42 (0.61%) Atlassian