Period
to 16 September 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 16 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Problem-Solving
UK
6 months to
16 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 19 17 17
Rank change year-on-year -2 0 +1
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 14,472 17,077 18,025
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 10.27% 10.31% 10.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.15% 11.23% 11.07%
Number of salaries quoted 9,982 12,000 12,388
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £24,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £78,750 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £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 129,751 152,070 162,819
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.10% 91.77% 92.31%
Number of salaries quoted 101,860 121,004 128,564
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +4.17%
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,000 £28,000
90th Percentile £86,250 £82,500 £80,000
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 16 September 2019.

Salary histogram for Problem-Solving in the UK

Problem-Solving
Top 17 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 16 September 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 -2 13,452 £47,500 - 2,533
UK excluding London +2 8,896 £42,500 - 2,054
London -3 5,272 £60,000 - 675
South East +1 2,747 £45,000 - 535
North of England +3 2,150 £40,000 - 496
Midlands +4 1,356 £40,000 -5.88% 321
North West +5 1,306 £40,000 - 260
South West +1 1,059 £40,000 - 262
West Midlands +8 916 £40,853 -3.88% 194
East of England +3 816 £41,125 -8.61% 247
Yorkshire -9 650 £37,500 -6.25% 182
Scotland +7 623 £45,000 - 142
East Midlands +2 434 £40,000 -5.88% 127
North East +11 195 £39,000 -10.34% 54
Wales -17 129 £37,500 -4.46% 47
Northern Ireland -23 24 £37,500 -16.20% 7
Channel Islands +3 3 £52,500 -27.59%

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 4,907 (33.91%) Agile Software Development
2 4,708 (32.53%) Analytical Skills
3 3,292 (22.75%) Microsoft
4 3,244 (22.42%) SQL
5 2,986 (20.63%) Finance
6 2,761 (19.08%) Degree
7 2,412 (16.67%) Windows
8 2,188 (15.12%) JavaScript
9 2,146 (14.83%) C#
10 2,010 (13.89%) SQL Server
11 1,974 (13.64%) Azure
12 1,871 (12.93%) Java
13 1,847 (12.76%) Software Engineering
14 1,824 (12.60%) .NET
15 1,668 (11.53%) AWS
16 1,654 (11.43%) Linux
17 1,600 (11.06%) Python
18 1,565 (10.81%) DevOps
19 1,490 (10.30%) ITIL
20 1,438 (9.94%) HTML
21 1,404 (9.70%) Computer Science
22 1,387 (9.58%) Scrum
23 1,352 (9.34%) Git (software)
24 1,296 (8.96%) Project Management
25 1,282 (8.86%) Active Directory
26 1,277 (8.82%) CSS
27 1,209 (8.35%) Self-Motivation
28 1,113 (7.69%) Analytics
29 1,040 (7.19%) Microsoft Office
30 1,014 (7.01%) TDD

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
1 365 (2.52%) Confluence
2 342 (2.36%) SharePoint
3 296 (2.05%) MS Exchange
4 237 (1.64%) IIS
5 189 (1.31%) Apache Spark
6 152 (1.05%) Elasticsearch
7 149 (1.03%) Apache
8 138 (0.95%) CMS
9 111 (0.77%) Skype for Business
10 86 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2010
11 82 (0.57%) Tomcat
12 72 (0.50%) WebSphere
13 69 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2013
14 68 (0.47%) WordPress
15 61 (0.42%) SAS
16 50 (0.35%) nginx
17 45 (0.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 42 (0.29%) BizTalk Server
19 41 (0.28%) Drupal
20 37 (0.26%) JBoss
Applications
1 1,040 (7.19%) Microsoft Office
2 629 (4.35%) Microsoft Excel
3 243 (1.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 194 (1.34%) MS Visio
5 105 (0.73%) Microsoft Project
6 89 (0.61%) Sketch
7 79 (0.55%) InVision
8 70 (0.48%) Photoshop
9 39 (0.27%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 37 (0.26%) Adobe Illustrator
11 36 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
12 28 (0.19%) Zeplin
13 24 (0.17%) Chatbot
14 23 (0.16%) SPSS
15 14 (0.097%) Acrobat
15 14 (0.097%) Maya
16 13 (0.090%) Adobe XD
17 11 (0.076%) NUKE
18 9 (0.062%) Mathematica
18 9 (0.062%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 127 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 57 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
3 47 (0.32%) Payment Gateway
4 41 (0.28%) Magento
4 41 (0.28%) Oracle ERP
5 37 (0.26%) NetSuite
5 37 (0.26%) SAP S/4HANA
6 28 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
7 27 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
8 26 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
9 25 (0.17%) SAP Hybris
10 24 (0.17%) Oracle Payables
11 21 (0.15%) Dynamics GP
12 20 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
13 19 (0.13%) Oracle Receivables
14 18 (0.12%) Oracle EBS R12
15 17 (0.12%) Oracle Financials
15 17 (0.12%) Salesforce.com CRM
16 16 (0.11%) Maximo
17 14 (0.097%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1,974 (13.64%) Azure
2 1,668 (11.53%) AWS
3 931 (6.43%) Office 365
4 448 (3.10%) SaaS
5 419 (2.90%) Power Platform
6 403 (2.78%) GCP
7 220 (1.52%) Serverless
8 211 (1.46%) PaaS
9 190 (1.31%) GitHub
10 161 (1.11%) Cloud Computing
11 159 (1.10%) IaaS
12 141 (0.97%) Dynamics 365
13 121 (0.84%) AWS Lambda
14 111 (0.77%) Amazon EC2
15 109 (0.75%) Amazon S3
16 100 (0.69%) Azure Active Directory
17 79 (0.55%) Amazon SQS
18 72 (0.50%) npm
19 71 (0.49%) Azure Data Factory
20 69 (0.48%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 804 (5.56%) Firewall
2 504 (3.48%) DNS
3 481 (3.32%) TCP/IP
4 472 (3.26%) LAN
5 462 (3.19%) WAN
6 393 (2.72%) DHCP
7 376 (2.60%) Internet
8 348 (2.40%) Network Security
9 306 (2.11%) VPN
10 294 (2.03%) Wireless
11 263 (1.82%) VoIP
12 210 (1.45%) SAN
13 183 (1.26%) HTTP
14 146 (1.01%) Wi-Fi
15 143 (0.99%) Broadband
16 141 (0.97%) VLAN
17 125 (0.86%) Skype
18 124 (0.86%) BGP
19 113 (0.78%) Cisco ASA
20 110 (0.76%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,010 (13.89%) SQL Server
2 592 (4.09%) MySQL
3 523 (3.61%) Relational Database
4 440 (3.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 435 (3.01%) Data Warehouse
6 429 (2.96%) Big Data
7 412 (2.85%) Power BI
8 386 (2.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 329 (2.27%) NoSQL
10 324 (2.24%) PostgreSQL
11 287 (1.98%) MongoDB
12 256 (1.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 151 (1.04%) Azure SQL Database
13 151 (1.04%) Hadoop
14 144 (1.00%) Oracle Database
15 135 (0.93%) SQL Server 2012
16 122 (0.84%) RDBMS
17 109 (0.75%) Redis
18 103 (0.71%) Microsoft Analysis Services
19 102 (0.70%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1,352 (9.34%) Git (software)
2 884 (6.11%) JIRA
3 570 (3.94%) Jenkins
4 440 (3.04%) Visual Studio
5 359 (2.48%) Selenium
6 357 (2.47%) Team Foundation Server
7 169 (1.17%) TeamCity
8 165 (1.14%) Bitbucket
9 158 (1.09%) Maven
10 153 (1.06%) Subversion
11 142 (0.98%) Visual Studio Team System
12 134 (0.93%) Cucumber
13 112 (0.77%) JUnit
14 99 (0.68%) Jasmine
15 97 (0.67%) webpack
16 94 (0.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 93 (0.64%) WebDriver
18 87 (0.60%) GitLab
19 85 (0.59%) Mocha
20 83 (0.57%) SoapUI
General
1 2,986 (20.63%) Finance
2 843 (5.83%) Retail
3 714 (4.93%) Banking
4 629 (4.35%) Marketing
5 494 (3.41%) Telecoms
6 440 (3.04%) Manufacturing
7 373 (2.58%) Public Sector
8 327 (2.26%) Games
9 262 (1.81%) Legal
10 227 (1.57%) Electronics
11 217 (1.50%) Aerospace
12 192 (1.33%) Law
13 150 (1.04%) Front Office
14 144 (1.00%) Back Office
15 139 (0.96%) Advertising
16 136 (0.94%) Automotive
17 122 (0.84%) Local Government
18 118 (0.82%) Pharmaceutical
19 101 (0.70%) Billing
20 97 (0.67%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 3,232 (22.33%) Developer
2 2,298 (15.88%) Analyst
3 821 (5.67%) Software Engineer
4 728 (5.03%) Consultant
5 656 (4.53%) Senior Developer
6 613 (4.24%) Architect
7 571 (3.95%) Support Analyst
8 554 (3.83%) .NET Developer
9 530 (3.66%) C# Developer
10 501 (3.46%) Support Engineer
11 487 (3.37%) Business Analyst
12 425 (2.94%) IT Support
13 424 (2.93%) Software Developer
14 421 (2.91%) Java Developer
15 394 (2.72%) Applications Support
16 387 (2.67%) Junior
17 340 (2.35%) Project Manager
18 333 (2.30%) DevOps Engineer
19 308 (2.13%) Service Analyst
20 298 (2.06%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,824 (12.60%) .NET
2 1,438 (9.94%) HTML
3 1,277 (8.82%) CSS
4 824 (5.69%) AngularJS
5 726 (5.02%) ASP.NET
6 668 (4.62%) Web Services
7 621 (4.29%) REST
8 607 (4.19%) React
9 547 (3.78%) Node.js
10 501 (3.46%) HTML5
11 492 (3.40%) XML
12 471 (3.25%) .NET Framework
13 416 (2.87%) Spring
14 409 (2.83%) jQuery
15 368 (2.54%) RESTful
16 363 (2.51%) ASP.NET Web API
17 314 (2.17%) SOAP
18 292 (2.02%) ASP.NET MVC
19 291 (2.01%) JSON
20 251 (1.73%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 4,708 (32.53%) Analytical Skills
2 1,209 (8.35%) Self-Motivation
3 804 (5.56%) User Experience
4 787 (5.44%) Management Information System
5 528 (3.65%) Enterprise Software
6 432 (2.99%) Algorithms
7 383 (2.65%) Data Centre
8 350 (2.42%) Mobile App
9 238 (1.64%) Greenfield Project
10 233 (1.61%) Data Structures
11 231 (1.60%) Public Cloud
12 223 (1.54%) Cloud Native
13 214 (1.48%) Virtual Team
14 187 (1.29%) Hybrid Cloud
15 185 (1.28%) Driving Licence
16 155 (1.07%) Smartphone
17 131 (0.91%) Linux Command Line
17 131 (0.91%) Replication
18 116 (0.80%) Video Conferencing
19 114 (0.79%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 2,412 (16.67%) Windows
2 1,654 (11.43%) Linux
3 917 (6.34%) Windows Server
4 619 (4.28%) Unix
5 566 (3.91%) Windows 10
6 394 (2.72%) Android
7 357 (2.47%) Windows Server 2012
8 343 (2.37%) Windows 7
9 339 (2.34%) Apple iOS
10 252 (1.74%) Windows Server 2008
11 102 (0.70%) Windows 8
12 96 (0.66%) Windows Server 2003
13 91 (0.63%) Mac OS
14 73 (0.50%) CentOS
15 67 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 67 (0.46%) Ubuntu
16 58 (0.40%) Mac OS X
17 44 (0.30%) Solaris
18 43 (0.30%) Windows XP
19 39 (0.27%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 4,907 (33.91%) Agile Software Development
2 1,847 (12.76%) Software Engineering
3 1,565 (10.81%) DevOps
4 1,490 (10.30%) ITIL
5 1,404 (9.70%) Computer Science
6 1,387 (9.58%) Scrum
7 1,296 (8.96%) Project Management
8 1,113 (7.69%) Analytics
9 1,014 (7.01%) TDD
10 992 (6.85%) Test Automation
11 981 (6.78%) SDLC
12 971 (6.71%) Mentoring
13 947 (6.54%) Business Intelligence
14 914 (6.32%) Continuous Improvement
15 898 (6.21%) Decision-Making
16 864 (5.97%) Stakeholder Management
17 858 (5.93%) Continuous Integration
18 774 (5.35%) Microservices
19 756 (5.22%) MVC
20 755 (5.22%) OO
Programming Languages
1 3,244 (22.42%) SQL
2 2,188 (15.12%) JavaScript
3 2,146 (14.83%) C#
4 1,871 (12.93%) Java
5 1,600 (11.06%) Python
6 800 (5.53%) C++
7 668 (4.62%) PowerShell
8 624 (4.31%) C
9 518 (3.58%) T-SQL
10 472 (3.26%) PHP
11 427 (2.95%) Bash Shell
12 337 (2.33%) Ruby
13 321 (2.22%) TypeScript
14 219 (1.51%) Scala
15 209 (1.44%) VB.NET
16 192 (1.33%) Perl
17 188 (1.30%) R
18 186 (1.29%) PL/SQL
19 155 (1.07%) Go
20 141 (0.97%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2,761 (19.08%) Degree
2 586 (4.05%) Security Cleared
3 524 (3.62%) Computer Science Degree
4 473 (3.27%) Microsoft Certification
5 410 (2.83%) SC Cleared
6 407 (2.81%) Cisco Certification
7 261 (1.80%) CCNA
8 231 (1.60%) MCSE
9 226 (1.56%) CCNP
10 224 (1.55%) ISTQB
11 162 (1.12%) ITIL Certification
12 150 (1.04%) MCSA
13 130 (0.90%) AWS Certification
14 129 (0.89%) CISSP
15 123 (0.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 117 (0.81%) DBS Check
17 115 (0.79%) MCP
18 113 (0.78%) HND
19 112 (0.77%) ISEB
20 109 (0.75%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 876 (6.05%) QA
2 658 (4.55%) SLA
3 253 (1.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 223 (1.54%) GDPR
5 217 (1.50%) Data Quality
6 171 (1.18%) PMO
7 91 (0.63%) PCI DSS
8 63 (0.44%) NIST
9 62 (0.43%) ISO 9001
10 50 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 43 (0.30%) ISO 22301
12 32 (0.22%) COBIT
13 29 (0.20%) ISAE 3402
14 28 (0.19%) Actionable Recommendations
15 26 (0.18%) SSAE 16
16 25 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials
17 19 (0.13%) MiFID
17 19 (0.13%) WAI
18 18 (0.12%) EMIR
19 12 (0.083%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 1,282 (8.86%) Active Directory
2 766 (5.29%) Docker
3 597 (4.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 339 (2.34%) Hyper-V
5 145 (1.00%) Virtual Machines
6 110 (0.76%) vSphere
6 110 (0.76%) XenApp
7 97 (0.67%) VMware ESXi
8 67 (0.46%) Microsoft App-V
9 66 (0.46%) Virtual Servers
10 55 (0.38%) XenDesktop
11 41 (0.28%) Apache Flume
12 40 (0.28%) Firmware
13 38 (0.26%) VMware NSX
14 36 (0.25%) VirtualBox
15 31 (0.21%) HDFS
16 28 (0.19%) vCloud
17 23 (0.16%) Virtual Desktop
18 20 (0.14%) Terminal Services
19 18 (0.12%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 570 (3.94%) Kubernetes
2 366 (2.53%) Terraform
3 306 (2.11%) Ansible
4 303 (2.09%) Puppet
5 301 (2.08%) SCCM
6 244 (1.69%) Opscode Chef
7 76 (0.53%) Microsoft Intune
8 66 (0.46%) Nagios
9 59 (0.41%) WSUS
10 57 (0.39%) Kibana
11 47 (0.32%) Cisco CUCM
12 45 (0.31%) SCOM
13 42 (0.29%) Tivoli
14 40 (0.28%) Oozie
14 40 (0.28%) Packer
15 36 (0.25%) Docker Swarm
16 34 (0.23%) Cisco Prime
17 33 (0.23%) Grafana
17 33 (0.23%) Single Sign-On
18 32 (0.22%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 3,292 (22.75%) Microsoft
2 936 (6.47%) VMware
3 851 (5.88%) Oracle
4 766 (5.29%) Cisco
5 520 (3.59%) Google
6 419 (2.90%) SAP
7 392 (2.71%) Citrix
8 307 (2.12%) Salesforce.com
9 275 (1.90%) ServiceNow
10 257 (1.78%) Sage
11 210 (1.45%) Tableau
12 208 (1.44%) Splunk
13 195 (1.35%) IBM
14 194 (1.34%) Apple
15 183 (1.26%) Adobe
15 183 (1.26%) Juniper
16 170 (1.17%) HP
17 141 (0.97%) Atlassian
18 130 (0.90%) Dell
19 111 (0.77%) NetApp