Period
to 19 February 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies 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 19 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Problem-Solving
UK
6 months to
19 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 21 18 19
Rank change year-on-year -3 +1 -2
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 14,953 17,055 15,468
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 9.87% 9.71% 8.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.76% 10.58% 9.77%
Number of salaries quoted 10,850 12,544 12,380
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,625 £24,500
90th Percentile £78,750 £75,000 £75,100
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +2.56%

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 with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 139,013 161,247 158,373
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.74% 91.84% 91.31%
Number of salaries quoted 109,707 130,895 130,572
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,750 £27,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

Problem-Solving
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Problem-Solving as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Problem-Solving in the UK

Problem-Solving
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Problem-Solving.

Salary trend for Problem-Solving in the UK

Problem-Solving
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Problem-Solving over the 6 months to 19 February 2019.

Salary histogram for Problem-Solving in the UK

Problem-Solving
Top 18 Job Locations

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 over the 6 months to 19 February 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
England -3 13,934 £47,500 +5.56% 2,898
UK excluding London -1 8,711 £42,500 +4.94% 2,208
London +1 5,977 £60,000 +9.09% 899
South East 0 2,720 £44,000 +7.32% 537
North of England +1 1,887 £40,125 +0.31% 567
Midlands -2 1,355 £41,000 +2.50% 370
North West +1 1,097 £42,500 +10.75% 319
East of England +4 1,051 £42,500 -2.30% 255
South West -4 918 £42,500 - 274
West Midlands +2 909 £41,000 +2.50% 226
Yorkshire -5 593 £40,000 -2.44% 204
Scotland -3 580 £45,000 +12.50% 121
East Midlands 0 446 £40,500 +6.58% 143
North East +10 197 £42,500 +7.59% 44
Wales -8 186 £40,000 - 70
Northern Ireland -4 37 £47,500 +26.67% 18
Isle of Man +3 6 £50,000 -
Channel Islands -6 1 £32,500 -44.92%

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 with a requirement for Problem-Solving.

1 5,166 (34.55%) Analytical Skills
2 4,800 (32.10%) Agile Software Development
3 3,545 (23.71%) SQL
4 3,367 (22.52%) Finance
5 3,309 (22.13%) Microsoft
6 2,969 (19.86%) Degree
7 2,602 (17.40%) Windows
8 2,430 (16.25%) C#
9 2,326 (15.56%) JavaScript
10 2,300 (15.38%) Java
11 2,131 (14.25%) SQL Server
12 1,941 (12.98%) .NET
13 1,754 (11.73%) HTML
14 1,623 (10.85%) Linux
15 1,617 (10.81%) Software Engineering
16 1,541 (10.31%) Project Management
17 1,526 (10.21%) Python
18 1,523 (10.19%) ITIL
19 1,464 (9.79%) Computer Science
20 1,452 (9.71%) CSS
21 1,349 (9.02%) Active Directory
21 1,349 (9.02%) Analytics
22 1,338 (8.95%) Amazon AWS
23 1,331 (8.90%) Microsoft Azure
24 1,311 (8.77%) Scrum
25 1,179 (7.88%) Self-Motivation
26 1,118 (7.48%) Test Automation
27 1,100 (7.36%) Git (software)
28 1,084 (7.25%) Microsoft Office
29 1,057 (7.07%) DevOps

Problem-Solving
Co-occurring IT Skills 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
1 405 (2.71%) SharePoint
2 402 (2.69%) MS Exchange
3 267 (1.79%) IIS
4 263 (1.76%) CMS
5 233 (1.56%) Confluence
6 231 (1.54%) Apache
7 188 (1.26%) Tomcat
8 181 (1.21%) Elasticsearch
9 165 (1.10%) Skype for Business
10 136 (0.91%) SAS
11 124 (0.83%) Apache Spark
12 118 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2010
13 111 (0.74%) WordPress
14 90 (0.60%) JBoss
15 81 (0.54%) WebSphere
16 64 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2013
17 53 (0.35%) WebLogic
18 52 (0.35%) Apache Solr
19 50 (0.33%) nginx
20 49 (0.33%) Drupal
Applications
1 1,084 (7.25%) Microsoft Office
2 739 (4.94%) Microsoft Excel
3 290 (1.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 200 (1.34%) MS Visio
5 171 (1.14%) Microsoft Project
6 146 (0.98%) Photoshop
7 66 (0.44%) InVision
8 63 (0.42%) Adobe Illustrator
9 50 (0.33%) SPSS
10 44 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
11 36 (0.24%) AutoCAD
12 27 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 17 (0.11%) Adobe After Effects
14 15 (0.10%) OmniGraffle
15 10 (0.067%) Flinto
16 8 (0.054%) Chatbot
16 8 (0.054%) InfoPath
16 8 (0.054%) SOLIDWORKS
17 7 (0.047%) InDesign
18 6 (0.040%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 246 (1.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 125 (0.84%) Dynamics AX
3 92 (0.62%) Magento
4 55 (0.37%) Distributed Ledger
4 55 (0.37%) NetSuite
5 50 (0.33%) Dynamics NAV
6 43 (0.29%) Oracle Applications
7 33 (0.22%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 32 (0.21%) SAP S/4HANA
9 29 (0.19%) SAP ERP
10 28 (0.19%) Oracle Financials
10 28 (0.19%) Oracle Payables
10 28 (0.19%) Oracle Receivables
11 27 (0.18%) HFM
12 25 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
13 24 (0.16%) Oracle General Ledger
14 23 (0.15%) Oracle ERP
15 20 (0.13%) SAP CRM
16 19 (0.13%) SAP Hybris
17 16 (0.11%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 1,338 (8.95%) Amazon AWS
2 1,331 (8.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 861 (5.76%) Office 365
4 551 (3.68%) SaaS
5 226 (1.51%) Google Cloud Platform
6 181 (1.21%) GitHub
7 175 (1.17%) PaaS
8 148 (0.99%) Dynamics 365
9 128 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
10 112 (0.75%) IaaS
10 112 (0.75%) Serverless
11 92 (0.62%) Azure Active Directory
12 76 (0.51%) Amazon S3
13 72 (0.48%) OneDrive
14 67 (0.45%) Amazon EC2
14 67 (0.45%) OpenShift
15 64 (0.43%) AWS Lambda
16 62 (0.41%) AWS CloudFormation
16 62 (0.41%) Google Analytics
16 62 (0.41%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 860 (5.75%) Firewall
2 518 (3.46%) Internet
3 489 (3.27%) TCP/IP
4 468 (3.13%) DNS
5 442 (2.96%) WAN
6 423 (2.83%) LAN
7 315 (2.11%) VoIP
8 310 (2.07%) VPN
9 300 (2.01%) Network Security
10 266 (1.78%) DHCP
11 252 (1.69%) SAN
12 243 (1.63%) HTTP
13 238 (1.59%) Wireless
14 212 (1.42%) Wi-Fi
15 176 (1.18%) MPLS
16 172 (1.15%) Skype
17 147 (0.98%) OSPF
18 138 (0.92%) Cisco ASA
19 135 (0.90%) VLAN
20 134 (0.90%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,131 (14.25%) SQL Server
2 669 (4.47%) MySQL
3 487 (3.26%) Big Data
4 483 (3.23%) Relational Database
5 411 (2.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 405 (2.71%) Data Warehouse
7 395 (2.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 361 (2.41%) PostgreSQL
9 319 (2.13%) NoSQL
10 302 (2.02%) MongoDB
11 289 (1.93%) Power BI
12 222 (1.48%) SQL Server 2016
13 186 (1.24%) Hadoop
14 175 (1.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 156 (1.04%) RDBMS
16 155 (1.04%) Oracle Database
17 153 (1.02%) SQL Server 2008
18 146 (0.98%) SQL Server 2012
19 137 (0.92%) QlikView
20 89 (0.60%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 1,100 (7.36%) Git (software)
2 683 (4.57%) JIRA
3 486 (3.25%) Visual Studio
4 424 (2.84%) Team Foundation Server
5 421 (2.82%) Jenkins
6 298 (1.99%) Selenium
7 229 (1.53%) Subversion
8 222 (1.48%) Maven
9 145 (0.97%) TeamCity
10 129 (0.86%) Cucumber
11 120 (0.80%) JUnit
12 109 (0.73%) Gradle
13 96 (0.64%) Axure RP
14 95 (0.64%) gulp
15 94 (0.63%) Octopus Deploy
16 87 (0.58%) webpack
17 85 (0.57%) Protractor
18 79 (0.53%) Bitbucket
18 79 (0.53%) Visual Studio Team System
19 78 (0.52%) WebDriver
General
1 3,367 (22.52%) Finance
2 972 (6.50%) Retail
3 847 (5.66%) Banking
4 801 (5.36%) Marketing
5 583 (3.90%) Telecoms
6 378 (2.53%) Manufacturing
7 338 (2.26%) Legal
8 272 (1.82%) Electronics
9 254 (1.70%) Games
10 235 (1.57%) Law
11 217 (1.45%) Advertising
12 195 (1.30%) Back Office
13 170 (1.14%) Automotive
14 167 (1.12%) Pharmaceutical
15 160 (1.07%) Investment Banking
16 136 (0.91%) Billing
17 131 (0.88%) Front Office
18 101 (0.68%) Aerospace
19 78 (0.52%) French Language
20 75 (0.50%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 3,717 (24.86%) Developer
2 2,795 (18.69%) Analyst
3 763 (5.10%) Business Analyst
4 714 (4.77%) Architect
5 703 (4.70%) .NET Developer
6 681 (4.55%) C# Developer
7 675 (4.51%) Consultant
8 669 (4.47%) Senior Developer
9 663 (4.43%) Support Analyst
10 642 (4.29%) Java Developer
11 640 (4.28%) Support Engineer
12 635 (4.25%) Software Engineer
13 572 (3.83%) Software Developer
14 472 (3.16%) Project Manager
15 420 (2.81%) Applications Support
16 412 (2.76%) IT Support
17 409 (2.74%) C# .NET Developer
18 365 (2.44%) Junior
19 348 (2.33%) SQL Developer
20 340 (2.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,941 (12.98%) .NET
2 1,754 (11.73%) HTML
3 1,452 (9.71%) CSS
4 1,028 (6.87%) AngularJS
5 928 (6.21%) Web Services
6 782 (5.23%) ASP.NET
7 618 (4.13%) HTML5
8 610 (4.08%) REST
9 595 (3.98%) jQuery
10 581 (3.89%) Spring
11 538 (3.60%) XML
12 536 (3.58%) RESTful
13 504 (3.37%) Node.js
14 501 (3.35%) React
15 401 (2.68%) ASP.NET Web API
16 396 (2.65%) JSON
17 395 (2.64%) .NET Framework
18 370 (2.47%) SOAP
19 347 (2.32%) ASP.NET MVC
20 329 (2.20%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 5,166 (34.55%) Analytical Skills
2 1,179 (7.88%) Self-Motivation
3 835 (5.58%) User Experience
4 805 (5.38%) Management Information System
5 433 (2.90%) Fintech
6 430 (2.88%) Data Centre
7 400 (2.68%) Algorithms
8 378 (2.53%) Mobile App
9 352 (2.35%) Enterprise Software
10 299 (2.00%) Greenfield Project
11 277 (1.85%) Data Structures
12 189 (1.26%) Virtual Team
13 151 (1.01%) Driving Licence
14 119 (0.80%) Client/Server
15 113 (0.76%) Analytical Mindset
15 113 (0.76%) Fixed Income
16 111 (0.74%) Life Science
17 108 (0.72%) Public Cloud
18 106 (0.71%) Internet of Things
19 101 (0.68%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2,602 (17.40%) Windows
2 1,623 (10.85%) Linux
3 1,031 (6.89%) Windows Server
4 681 (4.55%) Unix
5 515 (3.44%) Windows 10
6 438 (2.93%) Windows 7
7 369 (2.47%) Windows Server 2008
8 339 (2.27%) Apple iOS
9 336 (2.25%) Windows Server 2012
10 327 (2.19%) Android
11 181 (1.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 104 (0.70%) Windows Server 2003
13 98 (0.66%) Ubuntu
14 95 (0.64%) Mac OS X
15 89 (0.60%) Windows 8
16 73 (0.49%) Mac OS
17 71 (0.47%) CentOS
18 58 (0.39%) Debian
19 53 (0.35%) AIX
20 44 (0.29%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 4,800 (32.10%) Agile Software Development
2 1,617 (10.81%) Software Engineering
3 1,541 (10.31%) Project Management
4 1,523 (10.19%) ITIL
5 1,464 (9.79%) Computer Science
6 1,349 (9.02%) Analytics
7 1,311 (8.77%) Scrum
8 1,118 (7.48%) Test Automation
9 1,057 (7.07%) DevOps
10 1,031 (6.89%) Stakeholder Management
11 968 (6.47%) TDD
12 964 (6.45%) SDLC
13 937 (6.27%) Continuous Improvement
14 904 (6.05%) Mentoring
15 882 (5.90%) Business Intelligence
16 880 (5.89%) Continuous Integration
16 880 (5.89%) MVC
17 862 (5.76%) Decision-Making
18 850 (5.68%) OO
19 803 (5.37%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 3,545 (23.71%) SQL
2 2,430 (16.25%) C#
3 2,326 (15.56%) JavaScript
4 2,300 (15.38%) Java
5 1,526 (10.21%) Python
6 835 (5.58%) C++
7 726 (4.86%) PowerShell
8 581 (3.89%) C
8 581 (3.89%) PHP
9 563 (3.77%) T-SQL
10 372 (2.49%) Bash Shell
11 306 (2.05%) Perl
12 264 (1.77%) Ruby
13 257 (1.72%) Shell Script
14 235 (1.57%) R
15 227 (1.52%) PL/SQL
16 221 (1.48%) TypeScript
17 169 (1.13%) Java 8
18 160 (1.07%) Go
19 156 (1.04%) Scala
Qualifications
1 2,969 (19.86%) Degree
2 655 (4.38%) Computer Science Degree
3 638 (4.27%) Security Cleared
4 473 (3.16%) Microsoft Certification
4 473 (3.16%) SC Cleared
5 467 (3.12%) Cisco Certification
6 289 (1.93%) MCSE
7 281 (1.88%) CCNA
8 256 (1.71%) CCNP
9 223 (1.49%) CISSP
10 195 (1.30%) ITIL Certification
11 187 (1.25%) MCSA
12 182 (1.22%) ISEB
13 166 (1.11%) PhD
14 150 (1.00%) ISTQB
15 147 (0.98%) PMI Certification
16 132 (0.88%) DV Cleared
17 108 (0.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 101 (0.68%) PMP
19 99 (0.66%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 859 (5.74%) QA
2 612 (4.09%) SLA
3 306 (2.05%) Data Quality
4 304 (2.03%) GDPR
5 273 (1.83%) PMO
6 257 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 87 (0.58%) Cyber Essentials
8 63 (0.42%) PCI DSS
9 61 (0.41%) HIPAA
10 58 (0.39%) COBIT
11 39 (0.26%) MiFID
12 31 (0.21%) ISO 9001
12 31 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 27 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 21 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
15 20 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
16 16 (0.11%) EMIR
17 14 (0.094%) BS7799
17 14 (0.094%) ISO 22301
18 13 (0.087%) HL7
System Software
1 1,349 (9.02%) Active Directory
2 561 (3.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 536 (3.58%) Docker
4 330 (2.21%) Hyper-V
5 157 (1.05%) VMware ESXi
6 110 (0.74%) Virtual Machines
7 94 (0.63%) vSphere
8 92 (0.62%) XenApp
9 61 (0.41%) Firmware
10 42 (0.28%) XenDesktop
11 39 (0.26%) BitLocker
12 35 (0.23%) Terminal Services
13 31 (0.21%) Virtual Servers
14 30 (0.20%) VirtualBox
14 30 (0.20%) VMware NSX
15 28 (0.19%) HDFS
16 26 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
16 26 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
17 25 (0.17%) Terminal Server
18 20 (0.13%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 338 (2.26%) Ansible
2 330 (2.21%) Puppet
3 326 (2.18%) SCCM
4 280 (1.87%) Kubernetes
5 221 (1.48%) Opscode Chef
6 160 (1.07%) Terraform
7 138 (0.92%) SCOM
8 101 (0.68%) Nagios
9 70 (0.47%) SCVMM
10 58 (0.39%) WSUS
11 55 (0.37%) Microsoft Intune
12 53 (0.35%) Stealthwatch
13 44 (0.29%) Grafana
13 44 (0.29%) vCenter Server
14 42 (0.28%) Packer
15 37 (0.25%) Single Sign-On
16 34 (0.23%) Backup Exec
16 34 (0.23%) Tivoli
17 33 (0.22%) Nessus
18 32 (0.21%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3,309 (22.13%) Microsoft
2 974 (6.51%) Oracle
3 933 (6.24%) VMware
4 797 (5.33%) Cisco
5 419 (2.80%) SAP
6 416 (2.78%) Google
7 360 (2.41%) Citrix
8 297 (1.99%) Salesforce.com
9 290 (1.94%) Tableau
10 280 (1.87%) HP
11 240 (1.61%) CheckPoint
12 208 (1.39%) Splunk
13 186 (1.24%) Apple
14 180 (1.20%) Red Hat
15 160 (1.07%) IBM
15 160 (1.07%) Juniper
16 158 (1.06%) Adobe
17 152 (1.02%) Palo Alto
18 144 (0.96%) F5
19 131 (0.88%) NetApp