Period
to 10 December 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 10 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Problem-Solving
UK
6 months to
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 19 17 19
Rank change year-on-year -2 +2 -2
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 16,014 18,006 16,409
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 10.00% 10.09% 8.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.92% 10.98% 9.72%
Number of salaries quoted 11,579 12,331 13,412
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +3.45%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +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 146,609 163,998 168,733
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.57% 91.87% 91.27%
Number of salaries quoted 116,220 130,199 139,977
UK median annual salary £52,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% +1.05%
10th Percentile £29,500 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% -

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 10 December 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 10 December 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 -3 14,970 £47,500 +5.56% 2,676
UK excluding London +1 8,964 £42,500 +6.25% 2,059
London -2 6,729 £60,000 +9.09% 803
South East +1 2,873 £45,000 +11.11% 459
North of England -3 1,948 £40,000 - 553
Midlands +1 1,311 £42,500 +6.25% 368
East of England +5 1,196 £42,500 - 255
North West -1 1,079 £42,500 +6.25% 317
South West -5 869 £41,500 -2.35% 240
West Midlands +4 812 £42,500 +2.41% 223
Yorkshire -7 676 £40,000 +3.90% 183
Scotland -6 542 £45,000 +5.88% 116
East Midlands +1 494 £42,500 +13.33% 144
Wales -5 220 £36,250 -9.38% 63
North East +7 194 £43,653 +11.93% 53
Northern Ireland -5 30 £46,250 +23.33% 7
Channel Islands -7 4 £62,500 +5.93%
Isle of Man +6 1 - -

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 5,668 (35.39%) Analytical Skills
2 5,399 (33.71%) Agile Software Development
3 3,983 (24.87%) Finance
4 3,967 (24.77%) SQL
5 3,398 (21.22%) Microsoft
6 3,322 (20.74%) Degree
7 2,769 (17.29%) C#
8 2,727 (17.03%) JavaScript
9 2,711 (16.93%) Windows
10 2,616 (16.34%) Java
11 2,451 (15.31%) SQL Server
12 2,304 (14.39%) .NET
13 2,009 (12.55%) HTML
14 1,764 (11.02%) Linux
15 1,758 (10.98%) Project Management
16 1,690 (10.55%) Python
17 1,652 (10.32%) Computer Science
18 1,603 (10.01%) Software Engineering
19 1,595 (9.96%) Scrum
20 1,591 (9.94%) CSS
21 1,534 (9.58%) Amazon AWS
22 1,527 (9.54%) ITIL
23 1,464 (9.14%) Microsoft Azure
24 1,368 (8.54%) Analytics
25 1,343 (8.39%) Self-Motivation
26 1,333 (8.32%) Active Directory
27 1,305 (8.15%) DevOps
28 1,288 (8.04%) TDD
29 1,262 (7.88%) Git (software)
30 1,198 (7.48%) AngularJS

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
1 448 (2.80%) SharePoint
2 421 (2.63%) MS Exchange
3 321 (2.00%) CMS
4 277 (1.73%) IIS
5 247 (1.54%) Confluence
6 226 (1.41%) Apache
7 223 (1.39%) Elasticsearch
8 202 (1.26%) Tomcat
9 184 (1.15%) Apache Spark
10 168 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2010
11 139 (0.87%) SAS
12 137 (0.86%) Skype for Business
13 133 (0.83%) WordPress
14 124 (0.77%) JBoss
15 119 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2013
16 92 (0.57%) BizTalk Server
17 83 (0.52%) WebSphere
18 82 (0.51%) OpenStack
19 80 (0.50%) EPiServer
20 60 (0.37%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1,121 (7.00%) Microsoft Office
2 752 (4.70%) Microsoft Excel
3 316 (1.97%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 220 (1.37%) MS Visio
5 217 (1.36%) Microsoft Project
6 155 (0.97%) Photoshop
7 70 (0.44%) Adobe Illustrator
8 57 (0.36%) InVision
9 41 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
10 36 (0.22%) SPSS
11 30 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 27 (0.17%) AutoCAD
13 23 (0.14%) Adobe After Effects
14 15 (0.094%) Simulink
15 14 (0.087%) Chatbot
16 12 (0.075%) InDesign
17 11 (0.069%) SOLIDWORKS
18 10 (0.062%) Flinto
18 10 (0.062%) OmniGraffle
19 7 (0.044%) Maya
Business Applications
1 307 (1.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 150 (0.94%) Dynamics AX
3 83 (0.52%) Magento
4 80 (0.50%) Dynamics NAV
5 78 (0.49%) NetSuite
6 45 (0.28%) Oracle Applications
7 39 (0.24%) Oracle Financials
7 39 (0.24%) SAP S/4HANA
8 37 (0.23%) Eloqua
9 32 (0.20%) Distributed Ledger
10 29 (0.18%) Oracle ERP
10 29 (0.18%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 28 (0.17%) Oracle Payables
12 26 (0.16%) Oracle Receivables
13 23 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
13 23 (0.14%) Scribe Insight
14 21 (0.13%) SAP ERP
15 20 (0.12%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
16 18 (0.11%) Shopify
17 16 (0.100%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 1,534 (9.58%) Amazon AWS
2 1,464 (9.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 852 (5.32%) Office 365
4 542 (3.38%) SaaS
5 228 (1.42%) PaaS
6 196 (1.22%) GitHub
7 178 (1.11%) Cloud Computing
8 175 (1.09%) Google Cloud Platform
9 143 (0.89%) IaaS
10 129 (0.81%) Dynamics 365
11 111 (0.69%) Amazon EC2
12 107 (0.67%) npm
13 101 (0.63%) Serverless
14 94 (0.59%) Amazon S3
15 82 (0.51%) Azure Active Directory
16 71 (0.44%) AWS CloudFormation
17 67 (0.42%) AWS Lambda
18 58 (0.36%) G Suite
19 52 (0.32%) Google Analytics
20 51 (0.32%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 918 (5.73%) Firewall
2 547 (3.42%) TCP/IP
3 512 (3.20%) Internet
4 505 (3.15%) WAN
5 497 (3.10%) LAN
6 449 (2.80%) DNS
7 327 (2.04%) VPN
8 318 (1.99%) VoIP
9 282 (1.76%) Network Security
10 267 (1.67%) DHCP
11 263 (1.64%) SAN
12 254 (1.59%) HTTP
13 234 (1.46%) Wi-Fi
14 222 (1.39%) Wireless
15 173 (1.08%) Ethernet
16 162 (1.01%) MPLS
17 142 (0.89%) Cisco ASA
18 135 (0.84%) Skype
19 133 (0.83%) OSPF
20 125 (0.78%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,451 (15.31%) SQL Server
2 727 (4.54%) Big Data
3 708 (4.42%) MySQL
4 697 (4.35%) Relational Database
5 523 (3.27%) NoSQL
6 494 (3.08%) MongoDB
7 452 (2.82%) Data Warehouse
8 445 (2.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 404 (2.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 369 (2.30%) PostgreSQL
11 273 (1.70%) Hadoop
12 255 (1.59%) Power BI
13 248 (1.55%) SQL Server 2016
14 247 (1.54%) RDBMS
15 212 (1.32%) SQL Server 2012
16 211 (1.32%) SQL Server 2008
17 204 (1.27%) Oracle Database
18 196 (1.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 138 (0.86%) QlikView
20 137 (0.86%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1,262 (7.88%) Git (software)
2 691 (4.31%) JIRA
3 642 (4.01%) Visual Studio
4 551 (3.44%) Team Foundation Server
5 530 (3.31%) Jenkins
6 396 (2.47%) Selenium
7 265 (1.65%) Maven
8 249 (1.55%) Subversion
9 233 (1.45%) TeamCity
10 181 (1.13%) Cucumber
11 167 (1.04%) Octopus Deploy
12 154 (0.96%) Protractor
13 153 (0.96%) gulp
14 141 (0.88%) JUnit
14 141 (0.88%) webpack
15 109 (0.68%) Visual Studio Team System
16 105 (0.66%) WebDriver
17 103 (0.64%) Mocha
18 92 (0.57%) Bitbucket
18 92 (0.57%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 3,983 (24.87%) Finance
2 1,118 (6.98%) Banking
3 1,112 (6.94%) Retail
4 876 (5.47%) Marketing
5 502 (3.13%) Telecoms
6 450 (2.81%) Manufacturing
7 426 (2.66%) Investment Banking
8 325 (2.03%) Financial Institution
9 318 (1.99%) Legal
10 308 (1.92%) Games
11 260 (1.62%) Electronics
12 230 (1.44%) Law
13 219 (1.37%) Back Office
14 212 (1.32%) Advertising
15 202 (1.26%) Front Office
16 194 (1.21%) Automotive
17 136 (0.85%) Billing
18 116 (0.72%) Publishing
19 115 (0.72%) Pharmaceutical
20 97 (0.61%) French Language
Job Titles
1 4,141 (25.86%) Developer
2 2,823 (17.63%) Analyst
3 814 (5.08%) .NET Developer
4 769 (4.80%) Senior Developer
5 761 (4.75%) Consultant
6 747 (4.66%) Architect
7 719 (4.49%) C# Developer
8 706 (4.41%) Java Developer
9 685 (4.28%) Business Analyst
10 665 (4.15%) Software Engineer
11 657 (4.10%) Support Analyst
12 653 (4.08%) Support Engineer
13 573 (3.58%) Software Developer
14 538 (3.36%) Project Manager
15 432 (2.70%) C# .NET Developer
16 429 (2.68%) Applications Support
17 422 (2.64%) IT Support
18 413 (2.58%) Junior
19 384 (2.40%) Graduate
20 342 (2.14%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,304 (14.39%) .NET
2 2,009 (12.55%) HTML
3 1,591 (9.94%) CSS
4 1,198 (7.48%) AngularJS
5 1,070 (6.68%) Web Services
6 965 (6.03%) ASP.NET
7 792 (4.95%) HTML5
8 781 (4.88%) RESTful
9 750 (4.68%) REST
10 633 (3.95%) jQuery
11 632 (3.95%) XML
12 610 (3.81%) Spring
13 590 (3.68%) React
14 563 (3.52%) Node.js
15 502 (3.13%) .NET Framework
16 488 (3.05%) ASP.NET Web API
17 441 (2.75%) SOAP
18 410 (2.56%) WCF
19 399 (2.49%) ASP.NET MVC
20 381 (2.38%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 5,668 (35.39%) Analytical Skills
2 1,343 (8.39%) Self-Motivation
3 905 (5.65%) User Experience
4 777 (4.85%) Management Information System
5 462 (2.88%) Fintech
6 431 (2.69%) Data Centre
7 412 (2.57%) Enterprise Software
8 406 (2.54%) Mobile App
9 400 (2.50%) Algorithms
10 332 (2.07%) Greenfield Project
11 314 (1.96%) Data Structures
12 293 (1.83%) Cyberthreat
13 233 (1.45%) Virtual Team
14 193 (1.21%) Driving Licence
15 163 (1.02%) Fixed Income
16 154 (0.96%) Analytical Mindset
17 139 (0.87%) Linux Command Line
18 132 (0.82%) Equities
19 130 (0.81%) Replication
20 116 (0.72%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 2,711 (16.93%) Windows
2 1,764 (11.02%) Linux
3 1,014 (6.33%) Windows Server
4 806 (5.03%) Unix
5 506 (3.16%) Windows 10
6 481 (3.00%) Windows 7
7 425 (2.65%) Windows Server 2008
8 350 (2.19%) Android
9 328 (2.05%) Windows Server 2012
10 325 (2.03%) Apple iOS
11 222 (1.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 110 (0.69%) Windows Server 2003
13 103 (0.64%) Windows 8
14 97 (0.61%) Mac OS X
15 94 (0.59%) AIX
16 84 (0.52%) Ubuntu
17 75 (0.47%) CentOS
18 58 (0.36%) Solaris
19 56 (0.35%) Mac OS
20 54 (0.34%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5,399 (33.71%) Agile Software Development
2 1,758 (10.98%) Project Management
3 1,652 (10.32%) Computer Science
4 1,603 (10.01%) Software Engineering
5 1,595 (9.96%) Scrum
6 1,527 (9.54%) ITIL
7 1,368 (8.54%) Analytics
8 1,305 (8.15%) DevOps
9 1,288 (8.04%) TDD
10 1,194 (7.46%) Test Automation
11 1,176 (7.34%) Continuous Improvement
12 1,145 (7.15%) OO
13 1,106 (6.91%) Stakeholder Management
14 1,071 (6.69%) SDLC
15 1,069 (6.68%) MVC
16 1,067 (6.66%) Mentoring
17 1,037 (6.48%) Continuous Integration
18 961 (6.00%) Decision-Making
19 935 (5.84%) Business Intelligence
20 843 (5.26%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 3,967 (24.77%) SQL
2 2,769 (17.29%) C#
3 2,727 (17.03%) JavaScript
4 2,616 (16.34%) Java
5 1,690 (10.55%) Python
6 925 (5.78%) C++
7 737 (4.60%) PowerShell
8 715 (4.46%) T-SQL
9 610 (3.81%) PHP
10 530 (3.31%) C
11 407 (2.54%) Bash Shell
12 342 (2.14%) Perl
13 312 (1.95%) Shell Script
14 284 (1.77%) Ruby
15 275 (1.72%) PL/SQL
16 227 (1.42%) Java 8
17 206 (1.29%) VB.NET
18 199 (1.24%) Scala
19 191 (1.19%) R
20 190 (1.19%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 3,322 (20.74%) Degree
2 735 (4.59%) Computer Science Degree
3 520 (3.25%) Security Cleared
4 449 (2.80%) Cisco Certification
5 414 (2.59%) Microsoft Certification
6 356 (2.22%) SC Cleared
7 269 (1.68%) CISSP
8 265 (1.65%) MCSE
9 263 (1.64%) CCNA
10 241 (1.50%) CCNP
11 207 (1.29%) PMI Certification
12 186 (1.16%) ITIL Certification
13 151 (0.94%) MCSA
14 147 (0.92%) ISEB
15 143 (0.89%) PMP
16 135 (0.84%) ISTQB
17 126 (0.79%) Master's Degree
18 114 (0.71%) PhD
19 113 (0.71%) CISM
20 102 (0.64%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 896 (5.60%) QA
2 585 (3.65%) SLA
3 283 (1.77%) PMO
4 273 (1.70%) Data Quality
5 234 (1.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 231 (1.44%) GDPR
7 76 (0.47%) PCI DSS
8 53 (0.33%) COBIT
9 52 (0.32%) MiFID
10 50 (0.31%) Cyber Essentials
11 34 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 33 (0.21%) HIPAA
12 33 (0.21%) ISO 9001
13 26 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 26 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 10 (0.062%) BS7799
14 10 (0.062%) PSD2
15 9 (0.056%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
15 9 (0.056%) GxP
15 9 (0.056%) IEC 61131
System Software
1 1,333 (8.32%) Active Directory
2 629 (3.93%) Docker
3 600 (3.75%) VMware Infrastructure
4 311 (1.94%) Hyper-V
5 167 (1.04%) VMware ESXi
6 110 (0.69%) Virtual Machines
7 105 (0.66%) vSphere
8 95 (0.59%) Firmware
9 94 (0.59%) XenApp
10 48 (0.30%) XenDesktop
11 44 (0.27%) BitLocker
12 43 (0.27%) Terminal Services
13 38 (0.24%) HDFS
14 28 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
15 26 (0.16%) VirtualBox
16 24 (0.15%) Xen
17 23 (0.14%) Terminal Server
18 22 (0.14%) Virtual Servers
19 21 (0.13%) KVM
19 21 (0.13%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 384 (2.40%) Puppet
2 381 (2.38%) Ansible
3 344 (2.15%) Kubernetes
4 331 (2.07%) SCCM
5 264 (1.65%) Opscode Chef
6 195 (1.22%) Terraform
7 110 (0.69%) Nagios
8 102 (0.64%) SCOM
9 82 (0.51%) WSUS
10 60 (0.37%) Packer
11 59 (0.37%) Stealthwatch
12 55 (0.34%) Grafana
13 47 (0.29%) RSA Security Analytics
14 42 (0.26%) Cisco CUCM
14 42 (0.26%) Tivoli
15 38 (0.24%) Backup Exec
15 38 (0.24%) Salt
15 38 (0.24%) ZABBIX
16 37 (0.23%) HP Quality Center
17 36 (0.22%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 3,398 (21.22%) Microsoft
2 1,105 (6.90%) Oracle
3 951 (5.94%) VMware
4 765 (4.78%) Cisco
5 464 (2.90%) SAP
6 424 (2.65%) Citrix
7 411 (2.57%) Google
8 333 (2.08%) Salesforce.com
9 306 (1.91%) Tableau
10 273 (1.70%) HP
11 253 (1.58%) CheckPoint
12 219 (1.37%) Red Hat
13 213 (1.33%) Splunk
14 178 (1.11%) IBM
15 166 (1.04%) Adobe
16 157 (0.98%) Apple
17 146 (0.91%) Juniper
17 146 (0.91%) Symantec
18 145 (0.91%) ServiceNow
19 135 (0.84%) NetApp