Period
to 2 March 2021

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Self-Motivation in permanent job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Self-Motivation over the 6 months to 2 March 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Self-Motivation
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
2 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 116 87 83
Rank change year-on-year -29 -4 +4
Permanent jobs citing Self-Motivation 1,140 2,287 3,034
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 2.69% 3.37% 3.60%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 7.16% 9.20% 9.49%
Number of salaries quoted 996 1,927 2,326
Median annual salary £40,279 £44,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.46% +17.33% -6.25%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £62,813 £70,000 £63,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% +4.65% -4.44%

Self-Motivation is in the Generic IT Skills 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 generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
UK excluding London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 15,932 24,872 31,979
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 37.58% 36.67% 38.00%
Number of salaries quoted 11,325 19,318 24,155
Median annual salary £47,500 £46,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.15% +3.33% +2.95%
10th Percentile £29,000 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £73,750 £71,250
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%

Self-Motivation
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Self-Motivation as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for Self-Motivation in the UK excluding London

Self-Motivation
Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Self-Motivation in the UK excluding London.

Salary trend for Self-Motivation in the UK excluding London

Self-Motivation
Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Self-Motivation in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 2 March 2021.

Salary histogram for Self-Motivation in the UK excluding London

Self-Motivation
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 Self-Motivation within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 2 March 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 -26 332 £45,000 -8.49% 105
North of England -6 272 £37,500 -6.25% 99
Midlands -4 204 £40,000 -11.11% 83
South West -23 146 £42,750 +11.04% 41
North West -21 128 £36,500 -2.67% 54
Yorkshire +23 125 £37,500 -16.67% 30
West Midlands -29 118 £40,316 -10.41% 52
East of England -36 89 £38,750 -8.82% 45
East Midlands +25 83 £37,800 -16.00% 31
Scotland +11 65 £53,750 +13.04% 23
Wales +1 26 £30,000 -14.29% 16
North East +16 19 £45,000 +16.13% 15
Northern Ireland 0 8 £32,500 -27.78% 6
Self-Motivation
UK

For the 6 months to 2 March 2021, IT jobs citing Self-Motivation 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 Self-Motivation.

1 280 (24.56%) Problem-Solving
2 274 (24.04%) Microsoft
3 273 (23.95%) Agile Software Development
4 251 (22.02%) Degree
5 236 (20.70%) SQL
6 233 (20.44%) C#
7 222 (19.47%) JavaScript
8 209 (18.33%) Finance
9 198 (17.37%) .NET
10 191 (16.75%) HTML
11 188 (16.49%) Azure
12 171 (15.00%) Windows
13 161 (14.12%) CSS
14 145 (12.72%) Analytical Skills
15 133 (11.67%) Project Management
16 126 (11.05%) Microsoft Office
17 118 (10.35%) Microsoft 365
18 114 (10.00%) Active Directory
19 113 (9.91%) SQL Server
19 113 (9.91%) Scrum
20 105 (9.21%) Time Management
21 100 (8.77%) ITIL
22 95 (8.33%) MVC
23 93 (8.16%) ASP.NET
23 93 (8.16%) Computer Science
24 92 (8.07%) Linux
25 91 (7.98%) DevOps
26 88 (7.72%) Analytics
27 86 (7.54%) AWS
28 85 (7.46%) Mentoring

Self-Motivation
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 33 (2.89%) CMS
2 28 (2.46%) SharePoint
3 22 (1.93%) Sitecore CMS
4 18 (1.58%) Confluence
4 18 (1.58%) MS Exchange
5 17 (1.49%) IIS
6 14 (1.23%) WordPress
7 12 (1.05%) Apache
7 12 (1.05%) SAS
8 7 (0.61%) Tomcat
9 6 (0.53%) Elasticsearch
9 6 (0.53%) Oracle Workflow
9 6 (0.53%) Umbraco
10 5 (0.44%) Drupal
10 5 (0.44%) EPiServer
10 5 (0.44%) Headless CMS
11 4 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2013
11 4 (0.35%) nginx
12 3 (0.26%) Kentico
12 3 (0.26%) WebSphere
Applications
1 126 (11.05%) Microsoft Office
2 51 (4.47%) Microsoft Excel
3 28 (2.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 11 (0.96%) Figma
4 11 (0.96%) InVision
4 11 (0.96%) Sketch
5 8 (0.70%) MS Visio
6 7 (0.61%) Photoshop
7 5 (0.44%) Adobe XD
7 5 (0.44%) Microsoft Project
8 4 (0.35%) Adobe Illustrator
9 3 (0.26%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 2 (0.18%) 3ds Max
10 2 (0.18%) Adobe After Effects
10 2 (0.18%) Houdini
10 2 (0.18%) Maya
11 1 (0.088%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.088%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 19 (1.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (1.40%) SAP S/4HANA
3 11 (0.96%) Dynamics AX
3 11 (0.96%) Oracle EBS
4 10 (0.88%) Oracle Assets
4 10 (0.88%) Oracle Cash Management
4 10 (0.88%) Oracle EBS R12
4 10 (0.88%) Oracle Payables
4 10 (0.88%) Oracle Receivables
4 10 (0.88%) SAP SD
5 7 (0.61%) SAP CO
5 7 (0.61%) SAP FI
5 7 (0.61%) SAP FI/CO
6 6 (0.53%) Oracle E-Business Tax
6 6 (0.53%) Oracle Financials
6 6 (0.53%) Oracle General Ledger
6 6 (0.53%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
7 5 (0.44%) Oracle ERP
7 5 (0.44%) SAP Business One
7 5 (0.44%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 188 (16.49%) Azure
2 118 (10.35%) Microsoft 365
3 86 (7.54%) AWS
4 53 (4.65%) SaaS
5 34 (2.98%) Power Platform
6 32 (2.81%) Dynamics 365
7 24 (2.11%) Azure Active Directory
8 15 (1.32%) npm
9 11 (0.96%) PaaS
9 11 (0.96%) Slack
10 10 (0.88%) Amazon EC2
10 10 (0.88%) Amazon S3
10 10 (0.88%) Azure Data Factory
10 10 (0.88%) GCP
10 10 (0.88%) GitHub
10 10 (0.88%) IaaS
11 9 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
11 9 (0.79%) PowerApps
11 9 (0.79%) Trello
12 8 (0.70%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 77 (6.75%) Firewall
2 50 (4.39%) DNS
3 47 (4.12%) WAN
4 43 (3.77%) LAN
5 42 (3.68%) TCP/IP
6 41 (3.60%) DHCP
7 33 (2.89%) VPN
8 26 (2.28%) VLAN
9 20 (1.75%) Wi-Fi
10 16 (1.40%) Internet
11 15 (1.32%) SAN
12 14 (1.23%) Cisco IOS
13 13 (1.14%) NetScaler
13 13 (1.14%) VoIP
14 12 (1.05%) Cisco ASA
15 10 (0.88%) Wireless
16 9 (0.79%) HTTP
16 9 (0.79%) Intranet
17 8 (0.70%) Network Security
18 7 (0.61%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 113 (9.91%) SQL Server
2 48 (4.21%) Relational Database
3 39 (3.42%) MySQL
4 26 (2.28%) Power BI
5 23 (2.02%) PostgreSQL
6 20 (1.75%) NoSQL
7 14 (1.23%) RDBMS
8 12 (1.05%) Big Data
8 12 (1.05%) BigQuery
8 12 (1.05%) Oracle Database
8 12 (1.05%) SQL Server 2008
9 11 (0.96%) Data Warehouse
10 10 (0.88%) Amazon RDS
11 9 (0.79%) Azure SQL Database
11 9 (0.79%) SQL Server 2005
11 9 (0.79%) SQL Server 2014
12 8 (0.70%) DB2
12 8 (0.70%) MongoDB
12 8 (0.70%) MS Access
12 8 (0.70%) Redis
Development Applications
1 83 (7.28%) Git (software)
2 47 (4.12%) JIRA
3 29 (2.54%) Visual Studio
4 27 (2.37%) Jenkins
5 13 (1.14%) Maven
6 12 (1.05%) Bitbucket
7 11 (0.96%) webpack
8 10 (0.88%) gulp
9 9 (0.79%) Gradle
9 9 (0.79%) Grunt
9 9 (0.79%) Selenium
10 8 (0.70%) PHPUnit
11 7 (0.61%) GitLab
11 7 (0.61%) Postman
11 7 (0.61%) Team Foundation Server
12 6 (0.53%) Eclipse
12 6 (0.53%) Visual Studio Code
12 6 (0.53%) WinAutomation
13 5 (0.44%) NUnit
13 5 (0.44%) TeamCity
General
1 209 (18.33%) Finance
2 81 (7.11%) Marketing
3 61 (5.35%) Retail
4 49 (4.30%) Manufacturing
5 48 (4.21%) Telecoms
6 31 (2.72%) Pharmaceutical
7 30 (2.63%) Aerospace
8 26 (2.28%) Public Sector
9 25 (2.19%) Banking
9 25 (2.19%) Games
9 25 (2.19%) German Language
10 24 (2.11%) Electronics
11 23 (2.02%) Spanish Language
12 21 (1.84%) French Language
13 17 (1.49%) Military
14 16 (1.40%) Legal
15 15 (1.32%) Italian Language
16 14 (1.23%) Automotive
17 12 (1.05%) Law
18 11 (0.96%) Billing
Job Titles
1 279 (24.47%) Developer
2 119 (10.44%) Analyst
3 88 (7.72%) .NET Developer
4 76 (6.67%) C# Developer
5 75 (6.58%) Consultant
6 69 (6.05%) Software Developer
7 56 (4.91%) Software Engineer
8 54 (4.74%) C# .NET Developer
8 54 (4.74%) IT Support
9 51 (4.47%) IT Engineer
9 51 (4.47%) Support Engineer
10 42 (3.68%) Network Engineer
11 40 (3.51%) Junior
12 38 (3.33%) Senior Developer
13 37 (3.25%) Systems Engineer
14 33 (2.89%) C# Software Developer
15 30 (2.63%) Administrator
15 30 (2.63%) IT Analyst
16 29 (2.54%) Service Analyst
17 27 (2.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 198 (17.37%) .NET
2 191 (16.75%) HTML
3 161 (14.12%) CSS
4 93 (8.16%) ASP.NET
5 78 (6.84%) jQuery
6 75 (6.58%) React
7 74 (6.49%) AngularJS
8 68 (5.96%) HTML5
9 66 (5.79%) Node.js
10 59 (5.18%) .NET Core
11 53 (4.65%) RESTful
12 49 (4.30%) CSS3
13 46 (4.04%) XML
14 38 (3.33%) Web Services
15 37 (3.25%) .NET Framework
16 36 (3.16%) Vue.js
17 33 (2.89%) REST
18 28 (2.46%) JSON
19 27 (2.37%) ASP.NET Core
19 27 (2.37%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 145 (12.72%) Analytical Skills
2 67 (5.88%) Management Information System
3 63 (5.53%) Driving Licence
4 43 (3.77%) User Experience
5 42 (3.68%) e-Learning
6 25 (2.19%) Mobile App
7 19 (1.67%) Enterprise Software
7 19 (1.67%) Greenfield Project
8 18 (1.58%) Data Centre
9 16 (1.40%) Client/Server
10 14 (1.23%) Life Science
10 14 (1.23%) Virtual Team
11 13 (1.14%) Social Media
12 11 (0.96%) Public Cloud
13 9 (0.79%) CAN bus
13 9 (0.79%) Mainframe
13 9 (0.79%) NHS
13 9 (0.79%) Robotics
14 7 (0.61%) AS400
14 7 (0.61%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 171 (15.00%) Windows
2 92 (8.07%) Linux
3 84 (7.37%) Windows Server
4 43 (3.77%) Windows 10
5 30 (2.63%) Windows Server 2019
6 29 (2.54%) Android
7 26 (2.28%) Windows Server 2012
8 24 (2.11%) Apple iOS
8 24 (2.11%) Windows Server 2016
9 16 (1.40%) Windows Server 2008
10 15 (1.32%) Unix
11 9 (0.79%) Robot Operating System
12 4 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (0.26%) CentOS
14 2 (0.18%) Windows 7
15 1 (0.088%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.088%) Solaris
15 1 (0.088%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.088%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 280 (24.56%) Problem-Solving
2 273 (23.95%) Agile Software Development
3 133 (11.67%) Project Management
4 113 (9.91%) Scrum
5 105 (9.21%) Time Management
6 100 (8.77%) ITIL
7 95 (8.33%) MVC
8 93 (8.16%) Computer Science
9 91 (7.98%) DevOps
10 88 (7.72%) Analytics
11 85 (7.46%) Mentoring
12 75 (6.58%) Software Engineering
13 71 (6.23%) Business Intelligence
14 70 (6.14%) CRM
15 67 (5.88%) Mathematics
16 66 (5.79%) ERP
17 58 (5.09%) OO
18 57 (5.00%) Change Management
19 56 (4.91%) Web Development
20 51 (4.47%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 236 (20.70%) SQL
2 233 (20.44%) C#
3 222 (19.47%) JavaScript
4 81 (7.11%) Java
5 76 (6.67%) Python
6 55 (4.82%) C
7 46 (4.04%) PHP
8 27 (2.37%) C++
9 26 (2.28%) TypeScript
9 26 (2.28%) VB.NET
10 22 (1.93%) VB
11 21 (1.84%) PowerShell
12 17 (1.49%) T-SQL
13 13 (1.14%) PL/SQL
13 13 (1.14%) VBA
14 12 (1.05%) ES6
14 12 (1.05%) Go
15 11 (0.96%) Apple Swift
15 11 (0.96%) Objective-C
15 11 (0.96%) R
Qualifications
1 251 (22.02%) Degree
2 68 (5.96%) Security Cleared
3 44 (3.86%) Computer Science Degree
4 42 (3.68%) Microsoft Certification
5 37 (3.25%) Cisco Certification
6 29 (2.54%) CCNA
7 24 (2.11%) SC Cleared
8 23 (2.02%) MCSE
9 21 (1.84%) HNC
10 19 (1.67%) MCP
11 17 (1.49%) CISSP
11 17 (1.49%) PMI Certification
11 17 (1.49%) PMP
12 16 (1.40%) MCSA
13 15 (1.32%) DV Cleared
14 14 (1.23%) CISM
14 14 (1.23%) HND
15 11 (0.96%) NCDA
15 11 (0.96%) NCIE
15 11 (0.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (5.00%) QA
2 47 (4.12%) SLA
3 42 (3.68%) GDPR
4 18 (1.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 14 (1.23%) Data Quality
6 10 (0.88%) GMP
7 9 (0.79%) CDISC
8 8 (0.70%) Cyber Essentials
8 8 (0.70%) NIST
9 7 (0.61%) GxP
10 6 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 5 (0.44%) 21 CFR Part 11
11 5 (0.44%) GAMP
11 5 (0.44%) PMO
12 4 (0.35%) NCSC
13 3 (0.26%) RMADS
14 2 (0.18%) Def Stans
14 2 (0.18%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 2 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 2 (0.18%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 114 (10.00%) Active Directory
2 55 (4.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 43 (3.77%) Hyper-V
4 32 (2.81%) Docker
5 11 (0.96%) Virtual Machines
6 10 (0.88%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (0.53%) Firmware
7 6 (0.53%) XenApp
8 5 (0.44%) Virtual Servers
9 4 (0.35%) vSphere
10 3 (0.26%) Oracle RAC
10 3 (0.26%) Varnish
11 2 (0.18%) pfSense
11 2 (0.18%) XenDesktop
12 1 (0.088%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 1 (0.088%) IAG
12 1 (0.088%) KVM
12 1 (0.088%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 29 (2.54%) Kubernetes
2 25 (2.19%) Terraform
3 24 (2.11%) Ansible
4 11 (0.96%) Opscode Chef
4 11 (0.96%) Puppet
5 7 (0.61%) Microsoft Intune
5 7 (0.61%) SCCM
6 6 (0.53%) MIIS
7 5 (0.44%) Sonobuoy
8 4 (0.35%) Istio
8 4 (0.35%) Nagios
8 4 (0.35%) Oracle RMAN
8 4 (0.35%) Packer
8 4 (0.35%) Prometheus
8 4 (0.35%) Proxmox
8 4 (0.35%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 3 (0.26%) Data Guard
10 2 (0.18%) CSIRT
10 2 (0.18%) SCDPM
11 1 (0.088%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 274 (24.04%) Microsoft
2 77 (6.75%) VMware
3 68 (5.96%) Cisco
4 65 (5.70%) Oracle
5 53 (4.65%) SAP
6 33 (2.89%) Citrix
7 32 (2.81%) Sitecore
8 21 (1.84%) Fortinet
9 20 (1.75%) Google
10 14 (1.23%) NetApp
11 13 (1.14%) Palo Alto
11 13 (1.14%) Veeam
12 12 (1.05%) Snow
13 11 (0.96%) Adobe
13 11 (0.96%) Aruba
13 11 (0.96%) Automation Anywhere
13 11 (0.96%) IronPort
13 11 (0.96%) Salesforce.com
13 11 (0.96%) UiPath
14 10 (0.88%) IBM