Period
to 21 August 2018

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 21 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Problem-Solving
UK
6 months to
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 17 17 17
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 +2
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 17,208 17,605 17,984
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 10.18% 9.99% 9.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.18% 10.91% 10.05%
Number of salaries quoted 12,129 12,346 14,681
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,000 £24,000
90th Percentile £78,750 £75,000 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -

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 153,945 161,370 178,990
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.10% 91.55% 90.82%
Number of salaries quoted 122,592 128,232 149,403
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £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 21 August 2018.

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 21 August 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
England 0 16,199 £47,500 +5.56% 2,439
UK excluding London +1 9,477 £42,500 +6.25% 1,720
London +1 7,399 £60,000 +6.67% 886
South East +1 2,911 £45,000 +9.07% 406
North of England +2 2,208 £40,000 +6.67% 418
Midlands +4 1,385 £40,750 +1.88% 293
East of England +1 1,238 £45,000 +5.88% 218
North West +4 1,208 £40,000 +10.50% 232
South West -2 1,037 £41,500 +3.75% 217
West Midlands +5 836 £41,000 +5.13% 170
Yorkshire -2 831 £41,874 +11.66% 152
East Midlands +1 541 £40,000 - 123
Scotland -8 479 £45,000 +5.88% 110
Wales +6 248 £40,000 - 42
North East -3 170 £42,500 +6.25% 34
Northern Ireland -5 33 £44,500 +18.67% 16
Isle of Man +10 8 £55,000 -
Channel Islands - 5 £72,500 -

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 with a requirement for Problem-Solving.

1 6,045 (35.13%) Analytical Skills
2 5,827 (33.86%) Agile Software Development
3 5,023 (29.19%) Finance
4 4,656 (27.06%) SQL
5 3,827 (22.24%) Degree
6 3,447 (20.03%) Microsoft
7 3,157 (18.35%) Java
8 3,085 (17.93%) C#
9 3,079 (17.89%) JavaScript
10 2,839 (16.50%) SQL Server
11 2,776 (16.13%) Windows
12 2,641 (15.35%) .NET
13 2,295 (13.34%) HTML
14 2,176 (12.65%) Linux
15 2,036 (11.83%) Computer Science
16 1,921 (11.16%) Python
17 1,807 (10.50%) Project Management
18 1,800 (10.46%) Banking
19 1,720 (10.00%) Scrum
20 1,709 (9.93%) CSS
20 1,709 (9.93%) Software Engineering
21 1,689 (9.82%) TDD
22 1,616 (9.39%) ITIL
23 1,537 (8.93%) Amazon AWS
24 1,531 (8.90%) Microsoft Azure
24 1,531 (8.90%) Self-Motivation
25 1,488 (8.65%) DevOps
26 1,485 (8.63%) SDLC
27 1,474 (8.57%) AngularJS
28 1,468 (8.53%) Analytics

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
1 438 (2.55%) SharePoint
2 402 (2.34%) MS Exchange
3 379 (2.20%) CMS
4 356 (2.07%) IIS
5 340 (1.98%) Apache Spark
6 270 (1.57%) Apache
7 268 (1.56%) Elasticsearch
8 262 (1.52%) Confluence
9 212 (1.23%) Tomcat
10 168 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2010
11 140 (0.81%) Skype for Business
12 138 (0.80%) JBoss
13 129 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2013
14 124 (0.72%) SAS
14 124 (0.72%) WordPress
15 114 (0.66%) EPiServer
16 112 (0.65%) WebSphere
17 110 (0.64%) BizTalk Server
18 99 (0.58%) OpenStack
19 76 (0.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1,138 (6.61%) Microsoft Office
2 797 (4.63%) Microsoft Excel
3 320 (1.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 192 (1.12%) MS Visio
5 185 (1.08%) Microsoft Project
6 105 (0.61%) Photoshop
7 54 (0.31%) Adobe Illustrator
8 48 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
9 42 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 39 (0.23%) InVision
11 34 (0.20%) SPSS
12 25 (0.15%) Simulink
13 20 (0.12%) Adobe After Effects
14 17 (0.099%) InDesign
15 13 (0.076%) Chatbot
16 10 (0.058%) Adobe Premiere
17 9 (0.052%) Acrobat
17 9 (0.052%) AutoCAD
18 7 (0.041%) OmniGraffle
18 7 (0.041%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 245 (1.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 136 (0.79%) Dynamics AX
3 130 (0.76%) Dynamics NAV
4 116 (0.67%) NetSuite
5 73 (0.42%) Magento
6 65 (0.38%) Oracle EBS
7 49 (0.28%) Eloqua
8 40 (0.23%) Oracle EBS R12
9 36 (0.21%) Oracle Financials
10 34 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
11 33 (0.19%) Salesforce.com CRM
12 30 (0.17%) SAP MM
13 29 (0.17%) SAP FI
14 28 (0.16%) SAP CO
14 28 (0.16%) SAP FI/CO
15 27 (0.16%) SAP S/4HANA
16 26 (0.15%) Maximo
16 26 (0.15%) SAP ERP
17 25 (0.15%) SAP SD
18 24 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 1,537 (8.93%) Amazon AWS
2 1,531 (8.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 730 (4.24%) Office 365
4 464 (2.70%) SaaS
5 239 (1.39%) PaaS
6 230 (1.34%) GitHub
7 198 (1.15%) Cloud Computing
8 168 (0.98%) IaaS
9 154 (0.89%) Google Cloud Platform
10 139 (0.81%) npm
11 110 (0.64%) Dynamics 365
12 109 (0.63%) Serverless
13 101 (0.59%) Amazon EC2
14 77 (0.45%) Google Analytics
15 75 (0.44%) Amazon S3
16 70 (0.41%) AWS CloudFormation
17 58 (0.34%) AWS Lambda
18 50 (0.29%) Amazon CloudWatch
19 49 (0.28%) G Suite
20 45 (0.26%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 844 (4.90%) Firewall
2 556 (3.23%) TCP/IP
3 474 (2.75%) Internet
4 470 (2.73%) LAN
5 459 (2.67%) WAN
6 448 (2.60%) DNS
7 339 (1.97%) VPN
8 292 (1.70%) SAN
9 287 (1.67%) DHCP
10 262 (1.52%) VoIP
11 252 (1.46%) Wireless
12 243 (1.41%) Network Security
13 233 (1.35%) HTTP
14 165 (0.96%) Wi-Fi
15 161 (0.94%) Ethernet
16 153 (0.89%) Cisco ASA
17 144 (0.84%) MPLS
18 127 (0.74%) BGP
19 124 (0.72%) OSPF
20 122 (0.71%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,839 (16.50%) SQL Server
2 1,394 (8.10%) Big Data
3 905 (5.26%) Relational Database
4 756 (4.39%) NoSQL
5 733 (4.26%) MySQL
6 611 (3.55%) MongoDB
7 514 (2.99%) Data Warehouse
8 496 (2.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 474 (2.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 396 (2.30%) Hadoop
11 318 (1.85%) PostgreSQL
12 278 (1.62%) RDBMS
13 272 (1.58%) Oracle Database
14 255 (1.48%) SQL Server 2008
15 237 (1.38%) SQL Server 2012
16 233 (1.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 226 (1.31%) Power BI
18 212 (1.23%) SQL Server 2016
19 193 (1.12%) DB2
20 153 (0.89%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 1,336 (7.76%) Git (software)
2 796 (4.63%) JIRA
3 708 (4.11%) Jenkins
4 660 (3.84%) Visual Studio
5 565 (3.28%) Team Foundation Server
6 517 (3.00%) Selenium
7 318 (1.85%) Maven
8 311 (1.81%) Subversion
9 267 (1.55%) JUnit
9 267 (1.55%) TeamCity
10 249 (1.45%) Cucumber
11 192 (1.12%) Octopus Deploy
12 186 (1.08%) gulp
13 167 (0.97%) Protractor
14 146 (0.85%) webpack
15 136 (0.79%) Mocha
16 133 (0.77%) Bitbucket
17 130 (0.76%) WebDriver
18 127 (0.74%) Karma Test Runner
19 111 (0.65%) Gradle
General
1 5,023 (29.19%) Finance
2 1,800 (10.46%) Banking
3 1,172 (6.81%) Retail
4 1,104 (6.42%) Investment Banking
5 1,037 (6.03%) Financial Institution
6 796 (4.63%) Marketing
7 471 (2.74%) Manufacturing
8 408 (2.37%) Games
9 386 (2.24%) Legal
10 370 (2.15%) Telecoms
11 343 (1.99%) Front Office
12 319 (1.85%) Advertising
13 288 (1.67%) Electronics
14 242 (1.41%) Law
15 216 (1.26%) Back Office
16 187 (1.09%) Publishing
17 149 (0.87%) Automotive
18 106 (0.62%) Billing
19 91 (0.53%) Retail Banking
20 71 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 4,704 (27.34%) Developer
2 2,874 (16.70%) Analyst
3 977 (5.68%) .NET Developer
4 843 (4.90%) C# Developer
4 843 (4.90%) Java Developer
5 809 (4.70%) Architect
6 781 (4.54%) Consultant
7 774 (4.50%) Senior Developer
8 710 (4.13%) Software Engineer
9 675 (3.92%) Support Analyst
10 647 (3.76%) Business Analyst
11 626 (3.64%) Software Developer
12 618 (3.59%) Support Engineer
13 493 (2.86%) Applications Support
14 492 (2.86%) Junior
15 488 (2.84%) C# .NET Developer
16 478 (2.78%) Project Manager
17 465 (2.70%) Graduate
18 455 (2.64%) IT Support
19 389 (2.26%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,641 (15.35%) .NET
2 2,295 (13.34%) HTML
3 1,709 (9.93%) CSS
4 1,474 (8.57%) AngularJS
5 1,186 (6.89%) Web Services
6 1,085 (6.31%) ASP.NET
7 966 (5.61%) HTML5
8 942 (5.47%) RESTful
9 774 (4.50%) REST
10 745 (4.33%) XML
11 728 (4.23%) jQuery
12 709 (4.12%) React
13 673 (3.91%) Spring
14 622 (3.61%) .NET Framework
15 541 (3.14%) Node.js
16 533 (3.10%) ASP.NET Web API
17 507 (2.95%) ASP.NET MVC
18 488 (2.84%) CSS3
19 452 (2.63%) WCF
20 398 (2.31%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 6,045 (35.13%) Analytical Skills
2 2,036 (11.83%) Computer Science
3 1,531 (8.90%) Self-Motivation
4 1,093 (6.35%) User Experience
5 888 (5.16%) Cyberthreat
6 820 (4.77%) Management Information System
7 556 (3.23%) Algorithms
8 492 (2.86%) Fintech
9 488 (2.84%) Data Centre
10 436 (2.53%) Data Structures
11 415 (2.41%) Enterprise Software
12 384 (2.23%) Greenfield Project
13 361 (2.10%) Mobile App
14 297 (1.73%) Virtual Team
15 284 (1.65%) Fixed Income
16 254 (1.48%) Equities
17 228 (1.32%) Driving Licence
18 194 (1.13%) Analytical Mindset
19 179 (1.04%) Derivative
20 173 (1.01%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2,776 (16.13%) Windows
2 2,176 (12.65%) Linux
3 1,011 (5.88%) Unix
4 988 (5.74%) Windows Server
5 429 (2.49%) Windows 7
6 401 (2.33%) Windows 10
7 374 (2.17%) Windows Server 2008
8 354 (2.06%) Android
9 334 (1.94%) Windows Server 2012
10 266 (1.55%) Apple iOS
11 230 (1.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 116 (0.67%) Windows 8
13 102 (0.59%) Mac OS X
14 101 (0.59%) Ubuntu
15 100 (0.58%) CentOS
16 96 (0.56%) Solaris
17 95 (0.55%) AIX
18 80 (0.46%) Windows Server 2003
19 74 (0.43%) Mac OS
20 51 (0.30%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5,827 (33.86%) Agile Software Development
2 1,807 (10.50%) Project Management
3 1,720 (10.00%) Scrum
4 1,709 (9.93%) Software Engineering
5 1,689 (9.82%) TDD
6 1,616 (9.39%) ITIL
7 1,488 (8.65%) DevOps
8 1,485 (8.63%) SDLC
9 1,468 (8.53%) Analytics
10 1,445 (8.40%) OO
11 1,420 (8.25%) Test Automation
12 1,344 (7.81%) Risk Management
13 1,334 (7.75%) Continuous Improvement
14 1,280 (7.44%) MVC
15 1,276 (7.42%) Continuous Integration
16 1,115 (6.48%) Mentoring
17 1,053 (6.12%) Strategic Thinking
18 1,047 (6.08%) Stakeholder Management
19 1,005 (5.84%) Innovative Thinking
20 1,000 (5.81%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 4,656 (27.06%) SQL
2 3,157 (18.35%) Java
3 3,085 (17.93%) C#
4 3,079 (17.89%) JavaScript
5 1,921 (11.16%) Python
6 1,136 (6.60%) C++
7 748 (4.35%) T-SQL
8 703 (4.09%) PowerShell
9 681 (3.96%) C
10 612 (3.56%) PHP
11 437 (2.54%) Bash Shell
12 410 (2.38%) Perl
13 397 (2.31%) Shell Script
14 382 (2.22%) Scala
15 316 (1.84%) Java 8
16 312 (1.81%) Ruby
17 307 (1.78%) PL/SQL
18 242 (1.41%) R
19 233 (1.35%) VB.NET
20 227 (1.32%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3,827 (22.24%) Degree
2 893 (5.19%) Computer Science Degree
3 479 (2.78%) Security Cleared
4 435 (2.53%) Microsoft Certification
5 398 (2.31%) Cisco Certification
6 290 (1.69%) CISSP
7 274 (1.59%) SC Cleared
8 264 (1.53%) MCSE
9 233 (1.35%) CCNA
10 221 (1.28%) CCNP
10 221 (1.28%) Master's Degree
11 220 (1.28%) ITIL Certification
12 212 (1.23%) PMI Certification
13 165 (0.96%) CISM
14 161 (0.94%) ISEB
15 156 (0.91%) ISTQB
16 140 (0.81%) PMP
17 132 (0.77%) MCSA
18 128 (0.74%) PhD
19 115 (0.67%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,063 (6.18%) QA
2 602 (3.50%) SLA
3 217 (1.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 204 (1.19%) Data Quality
5 193 (1.12%) PMO
6 191 (1.11%) GDPR
7 101 (0.59%) PCI DSS
8 67 (0.39%) MiFID
9 59 (0.34%) GCP
10 42 (0.24%) ISO 9001
11 38 (0.22%) COBIT
12 37 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials
13 34 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 32 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 20 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
16 15 (0.087%) MISRA
17 13 (0.076%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
18 12 (0.070%) DO-178B
18 12 (0.070%) ISAE 3402
19 11 (0.064%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 1,261 (7.33%) Active Directory
2 695 (4.04%) Docker
3 589 (3.42%) VMware Infrastructure
4 302 (1.75%) Hyper-V
5 178 (1.03%) VMware ESXi
6 141 (0.82%) XenApp
7 137 (0.80%) vSphere
8 132 (0.77%) Firmware
9 96 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
10 79 (0.46%) XenDesktop
11 69 (0.40%) HDFS
12 45 (0.26%) Virtual Desktop
13 44 (0.26%) Microsoft App-V
14 43 (0.25%) Terminal Services
15 28 (0.16%) BitLocker
16 27 (0.16%) vCloud
17 25 (0.15%) VMware NSX
18 22 (0.13%) KVM
19 21 (0.12%) NFS
19 21 (0.12%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 440 (2.56%) Puppet
2 411 (2.39%) Ansible
3 372 (2.16%) Kubernetes
4 339 (1.97%) Opscode Chef
5 275 (1.60%) SCCM
6 213 (1.24%) Terraform
7 83 (0.48%) Nagios
8 63 (0.37%) WSUS
9 59 (0.34%) Cisco CUCM
10 55 (0.32%) Backup Exec
11 54 (0.31%) SCOM
12 53 (0.31%) Packer
13 51 (0.30%) Kibana
14 47 (0.27%) ZABBIX
15 45 (0.26%) Salt
16 41 (0.24%) logstash
17 37 (0.22%) Docker Swarm
18 36 (0.21%) Grafana
18 36 (0.21%) Microsoft Intune
18 36 (0.21%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 3,447 (20.03%) Microsoft
2 1,267 (7.36%) Oracle
3 930 (5.40%) VMware
4 746 (4.34%) Cisco
5 548 (3.18%) SAP
6 506 (2.94%) Citrix
7 459 (2.67%) Google
8 339 (1.97%) Salesforce.com
9 302 (1.75%) Tableau
10 294 (1.71%) HP
11 255 (1.48%) IBM
12 247 (1.44%) Sybase
13 231 (1.34%) Capita
14 220 (1.28%) Adobe
15 217 (1.26%) Splunk
16 207 (1.20%) Red Hat
17 166 (0.96%) CheckPoint
17 166 (0.96%) ServiceNow
18 160 (0.93%) Apple
19 140 (0.81%) Veeam