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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 25 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Problem-Solving
UK
6 months to
25 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 14 17 22
Rank change year-on-year +3 +5 0
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 22,792 9,444 8,795
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 13.88% 10.24% 9.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 14.60% 10.96% 10.26%
Number of salaries quoted 9,415 6,013 6,386
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,500 £26,750
25th Percentile £38,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £50,000 £49,000
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% +2.04% +7.69%
75th Percentile £72,500 £67,500 £66,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £84,500 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,223 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +2.72% +5.88% +0.76%

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 156,116 86,136 85,734
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 95.04% 93.41% 92.89%
Number of salaries quoted 81,833 64,007 68,913
10th Percentile £34,000 £32,500 £31,250
25th Percentile £44,750 £41,250 £40,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%
75th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £73,750
90th Percentile £96,250 £90,000 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £48,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +8.25% +2.11% +5.56%

Problem-Solving
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Problem-Solving in the UK

Problem-Solving
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Problem-Solving.

Salary trend for Problem-Solving in the UK

Problem-Solving
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Problem-Solving over the 6 months to 25 May 2022.

Salary histogram for Problem-Solving in the UK

Problem-Solving
Top 19 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 25 May 2022. 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
Jobs
England +5 18,788 £55,000 +10.00% 1,825
UK excluding London +6 10,190 £46,223 +2.72% 1,363
London +7 9,552 £65,000 +4.00% 605
Work from Home +10 9,087 £55,000 +4.76% 656
South East +8 2,770 £50,000 - 308
North of England +5 2,481 £45,000 - 341
Midlands +6 1,526 £45,000 +5.88% 233
North West +3 1,445 £45,000 - 189
East of England +3 1,134 £45,000 +11.11% 168
South West +5 1,045 £47,500 +5.56% 160
Scotland +9 947 £52,500 +16.67% 111
West Midlands 0 919 £45,000 - 135
Yorkshire +10 915 £45,000 -5.26% 118
East Midlands +8 579 £40,000 -3.03% 98
Wales +9 248 £41,412 +1.00% 33
North East -5 122 £40,000 -11.11% 34
Northern Ireland +17 111 £37,000 -7.50% 13
Channel Islands - 12 £66,250 - 1
Isle of Man +5 1 £45,000 -7.22%

For the 6 months to 25 May 2022, 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 9,497 (41.67%) Social Skills
2 9,236 (40.52%) Agile
3 7,092 (31.12%) Analytical Skills
4 5,901 (25.89%) Finance
5 5,216 (22.89%) Degree
6 4,747 (20.83%) SQL
7 4,416 (19.38%) Software Engineering
8 4,316 (18.94%) AWS
9 4,313 (18.92%) Azure
10 4,124 (18.09%) Python
11 3,969 (17.41%) JavaScript
12 3,810 (16.72%) Microsoft
13 3,496 (15.34%) DevOps
14 3,417 (14.99%) Java
15 2,953 (12.96%) React
16 2,940 (12.90%) CI/CD
17 2,853 (12.52%) Analytics
18 2,798 (12.28%) Mentoring
19 2,788 (12.23%) Computer Science
20 2,719 (11.93%) C#
21 2,626 (11.52%) .NET
22 2,540 (11.14%) Git (software)
23 2,531 (11.10%) Test Automation
24 2,530 (11.10%) User Experience
25 2,526 (11.08%) Docker
26 2,374 (10.42%) Kubernetes
27 2,372 (10.41%) Linux
28 2,368 (10.39%) Scrum
29 2,355 (10.33%) Windows
30 2,272 (9.97%) HTML

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
1 563 (2.47%) Confluence
2 530 (2.33%) SharePoint
3 509 (2.23%) Elasticsearch
4 393 (1.72%) Apache Spark
5 342 (1.50%) SAS
6 332 (1.46%) CMS
7 282 (1.24%) IIS
8 276 (1.21%) Apache
9 244 (1.07%) Umbraco
10 178 (0.78%) MS Exchange
11 167 (0.73%) Apache Airflow
12 141 (0.62%) WordPress
13 131 (0.57%) OpenStack
14 102 (0.45%) nginx
15 81 (0.36%) Jupyter
16 72 (0.32%) Ethereum
17 62 (0.27%) WebLogic
18 59 (0.26%) Tomcat
19 54 (0.24%) JBoss
20 48 (0.21%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1,124 (4.93%) Microsoft Excel
2 1,067 (4.68%) Microsoft Office
3 547 (2.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 307 (1.35%) Sketch
5 217 (0.95%) MS Visio
6 209 (0.92%) Microsoft Project
7 132 (0.58%) InVision
8 119 (0.52%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 91 (0.40%) Simulink
10 88 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
11 87 (0.38%) Campfire
12 83 (0.36%) Photoshop
13 76 (0.33%) Zeplin
14 49 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
14 49 (0.21%) Adobe XD
15 46 (0.20%) Chatbot
16 43 (0.19%) InDesign
17 31 (0.14%) Adobe After Effects
18 26 (0.11%) SPSS
19 20 (0.088%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 125 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 114 (0.50%) Distributed Ledger
3 110 (0.48%) NetSuite
4 96 (0.42%) Magento
5 84 (0.37%) R3 Corda
6 58 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
6 58 (0.25%) Payment Gateway
7 56 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
8 40 (0.18%) Shopify
9 39 (0.17%) SAP S/4HANA
10 30 (0.13%) Oracle EBS R12
10 30 (0.13%) Sentinel
11 29 (0.13%) SAP MDG
12 23 (0.10%) Salesforce.com CRM
13 15 (0.066%) Academy Housing
13 15 (0.066%) Oracle Payables
13 15 (0.066%) Oracle Receivables
13 15 (0.066%) SAP Business One
14 14 (0.061%) Unit4 Business World
15 13 (0.057%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 4,316 (18.94%) AWS
2 4,313 (18.92%) Azure
3 1,646 (7.22%) GCP
4 1,460 (6.41%) SaaS
5 1,222 (5.36%) Microsoft 365
6 967 (4.24%) Power Platform
7 935 (4.10%) GitHub
8 723 (3.17%) Serverless
9 500 (2.19%) Figma
10 426 (1.87%) PaaS
11 406 (1.78%) Cloud Computing
12 368 (1.61%) AWS Lambda
13 341 (1.50%) Amazon S3
14 292 (1.28%) Google Analytics
15 280 (1.23%) Amazon EC2
16 276 (1.21%) IaaS
17 254 (1.11%) Slack
18 244 (1.07%) npm
19 238 (1.04%) Azure Active Directory
20 226 (0.99%) Snowflake
Communications & Networking
1 777 (3.41%) Firewall
2 539 (2.36%) DNS
3 518 (2.27%) TCP/IP
4 433 (1.90%) Internet
5 362 (1.59%) HTTP
6 315 (1.38%) WAN
7 304 (1.33%) DHCP
8 292 (1.28%) Broadband
9 277 (1.22%) LAN
10 255 (1.12%) VPN
11 216 (0.95%) Wireless
12 200 (0.88%) VoIP
13 164 (0.72%) Network Security
14 143 (0.63%) SAN
15 135 (0.59%) Wi-Fi
16 107 (0.47%) BGP
17 83 (0.36%) OSPF
18 80 (0.35%) VLAN
19 74 (0.32%) PPP
20 73 (0.32%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,033 (8.92%) SQL Server
2 1,366 (5.99%) MySQL
3 1,239 (5.44%) PostgreSQL
4 1,129 (4.95%) Relational Database
5 1,046 (4.59%) NoSQL
6 822 (3.61%) Power BI
7 784 (3.44%) Data Warehouse
8 765 (3.36%) Big Data
9 712 (3.12%) MongoDB
10 541 (2.37%) Tableau
11 443 (1.94%) Redis
12 327 (1.43%) Data Lake
12 327 (1.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 306 (1.34%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 296 (1.30%) BigQuery
15 252 (1.11%) Metadata
16 228 (1.00%) Oracle Database
17 225 (0.99%) Hadoop
18 224 (0.98%) Amazon RDS
19 216 (0.95%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 2,540 (11.14%) Git (software)
2 1,447 (6.35%) JIRA
3 1,134 (4.98%) Jenkins
4 512 (2.25%) Selenium
5 503 (2.21%) GitLab
6 345 (1.51%) webpack
7 342 (1.50%) Cypress.io
8 290 (1.27%) Maven
9 264 (1.16%) Gradle
10 234 (1.03%) Bitbucket
11 219 (0.96%) Postman
12 215 (0.94%) Cucumber
13 214 (0.94%) JUnit
14 196 (0.86%) Visual Studio
15 177 (0.78%) TeamCity
16 152 (0.67%) SonarQube
17 134 (0.59%) CircleCI
18 124 (0.54%) Octopus Deploy
19 112 (0.49%) Rational DOORS
20 103 (0.45%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 9,497 (41.67%) Social Skills
2 7,092 (31.12%) Analytical Skills
3 5,901 (25.89%) Finance
4 2,148 (9.42%) Marketing
5 1,611 (7.07%) Retail
6 1,471 (6.45%) Inclusion and Diversity
7 1,469 (6.45%) Organisational Skills
8 1,351 (5.93%) Banking
9 1,319 (5.79%) Public Sector
10 1,125 (4.94%) Games
11 897 (3.94%) Presentation Skills
12 845 (3.71%) Legal
13 744 (3.26%) Law
14 716 (3.14%) Manufacturing
15 637 (2.79%) Advertising
16 526 (2.31%) Influencing Skills
17 490 (2.15%) Automotive
18 411 (1.80%) Telecoms
19 371 (1.63%) Pharmaceutical
20 293 (1.29%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 4,589 (20.13%) Developer
2 2,636 (11.57%) Analyst
3 2,520 (11.06%) Software Engineer
4 1,169 (5.13%) Senior Developer
5 952 (4.18%) Architect
6 823 (3.61%) Senior Software Engineer
7 819 (3.59%) Graduate
8 783 (3.44%) DevOps Engineer
9 660 (2.90%) Data Engineer
10 614 (2.69%) Consultant
11 603 (2.65%) Business Analyst
12 554 (2.43%) Java Developer
13 545 (2.39%) Full Stack Developer
14 530 (2.33%) Designer
15 520 (2.28%) Software Developer
16 498 (2.18%) Trainee
17 477 (2.09%) .NET Developer
18 472 (2.07%) Support Engineer
19 464 (2.04%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
20 463 (2.03%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,953 (12.96%) React
2 2,626 (11.52%) .NET
3 2,272 (9.97%) HTML
4 2,161 (9.48%) CSS
5 1,846 (8.10%) Node.js
6 1,448 (6.35%) REST
7 1,446 (6.34%) AngularJS
8 1,210 (5.31%) RESTful
9 1,001 (4.39%) Spring
10 887 (3.89%) Web Services
11 791 (3.47%) Kafka
12 753 (3.30%) HTML5
13 746 (3.27%) ASP.NET
14 714 (3.13%) Spring Boot
15 702 (3.08%) .NET Core
16 655 (2.87%) JSON
17 573 (2.51%) XML
18 557 (2.44%) GraphQL
19 550 (2.41%) Redux
20 549 (2.41%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 2,530 (11.10%) User Experience
2 1,786 (7.84%) Self-Motivation
3 963 (4.23%) Management Information System
4 957 (4.20%) Mobile App
5 773 (3.39%) Algorithms
6 651 (2.86%) Driving Licence
7 646 (2.83%) Enterprise Software
8 621 (2.72%) Data Structures
9 597 (2.62%) Virtual Team
10 541 (2.37%) Cloud Native
11 494 (2.17%) NHS
12 444 (1.95%) Greenfield Project
13 404 (1.77%) Social Media
14 357 (1.57%) Data Centre
15 338 (1.48%) Public Cloud
16 274 (1.20%) Blockchain
17 228 (1.00%) PMI
18 225 (0.99%) Blog
19 224 (0.98%) Analytical Mindset
20 222 (0.97%) Cyberattack
Operating Systems
1 2,372 (10.41%) Linux
2 2,355 (10.33%) Windows
3 745 (3.27%) Android
4 666 (2.92%) Windows Server
5 534 (2.34%) Apple iOS
6 513 (2.25%) Windows 10
7 454 (1.99%) Unix
8 189 (0.83%) Windows Server 2016
9 177 (0.78%) Windows Server 2012
10 148 (0.65%) Windows Server 2019
11 124 (0.54%) Mac OS
12 115 (0.50%) CentOS
13 101 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 86 (0.38%) Windows Server 2008
15 80 (0.35%) Windows 7
16 69 (0.30%) Ubuntu
17 45 (0.20%) Mac OS X
18 38 (0.17%) Windows Server 2003
19 36 (0.16%) Embedded Linux
20 33 (0.14%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 9,236 (40.52%) Agile
2 4,416 (19.38%) Software Engineering
3 3,496 (15.34%) DevOps
4 2,940 (12.90%) CI/CD
5 2,853 (12.52%) Analytics
6 2,798 (12.28%) Mentoring
7 2,788 (12.23%) Computer Science
8 2,531 (11.10%) Test Automation
9 2,368 (10.39%) Scrum
10 2,268 (9.95%) Project Management
11 2,267 (9.95%) Decision-Making
12 2,207 (9.68%) Microservices
13 1,999 (8.77%) Continuous Improvement
14 1,854 (8.13%) Coaching
15 1,780 (7.81%) Full Stack Development
16 1,697 (7.45%) SDLC
17 1,567 (6.88%) Time Management
18 1,537 (6.74%) TDD
19 1,515 (6.65%) Data Science
20 1,474 (6.47%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 4,747 (20.83%) SQL
2 4,124 (18.09%) Python
3 3,969 (17.41%) JavaScript
4 3,417 (14.99%) Java
5 2,719 (11.93%) C#
6 1,613 (7.08%) TypeScript
7 1,129 (4.95%) C++
8 824 (3.62%) PHP
9 803 (3.52%) C
10 762 (3.34%) Bash
11 743 (3.26%) PowerShell
12 684 (3.00%) Go
13 515 (2.26%) T-SQL
14 499 (2.19%) Ruby
15 431 (1.89%) Scala
16 399 (1.75%) R
17 378 (1.66%) Kotlin
18 270 (1.18%) ES6
19 231 (1.01%) MATLAB
19 231 (1.01%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5,216 (22.89%) Degree
2 1,235 (5.42%) Computer Science Degree
3 1,163 (5.10%) Security Cleared
4 857 (3.76%) SC Cleared
5 531 (2.33%) Master's Degree
6 309 (1.36%) Microsoft Certification
7 293 (1.29%) PMI Certification
8 237 (1.04%) PhD
9 204 (0.90%) DV Cleared
10 176 (0.77%) Cisco Certification
11 170 (0.75%) DBS Check
12 140 (0.61%) AWS Certification
13 139 (0.61%) CCNA
14 138 (0.61%) ISTQB
15 135 (0.59%) CISSP
16 130 (0.57%) ITIL Certification
17 99 (0.43%) MCSE
18 95 (0.42%) ISEB
19 86 (0.38%) PMP
20 79 (0.35%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,653 (7.25%) QA
2 733 (3.22%) SLA
3 694 (3.04%) GDPR
4 453 (1.99%) Data Quality
5 328 (1.44%) Accessibility
6 285 (1.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 231 (1.01%) PMO
8 99 (0.43%) Cyber Essentials
9 85 (0.37%) PCI DSS
10 76 (0.33%) GRC
11 71 (0.31%) Good Clinical Practice
12 69 (0.30%) NIST
13 55 (0.24%) ISO 9001
14 54 (0.24%) MISRA
15 53 (0.23%) 21 CFR Part 11
16 51 (0.22%) WCAG
17 46 (0.20%) CDISC
18 42 (0.18%) JSP 440
19 35 (0.15%) GMP
20 34 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2,526 (11.08%) Docker
2 1,185 (5.20%) Active Directory
3 523 (2.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 301 (1.32%) Hyper-V
5 191 (0.84%) Virtual Machines
6 145 (0.64%) VMware ESXi
7 129 (0.57%) Firmware
8 113 (0.50%) vSphere
9 94 (0.41%) Virtual Desktop
10 59 (0.26%) XenApp
11 44 (0.19%) Virtual Servers
12 37 (0.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 32 (0.14%) Oracle RAC
14 27 (0.12%) XenDesktop
15 23 (0.10%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 22 (0.097%) KVM
17 21 (0.092%) Apache Flume
17 21 (0.092%) HDFS
18 19 (0.083%) Xen
19 17 (0.075%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 2,374 (10.42%) Kubernetes
2 1,462 (6.41%) Terraform
3 903 (3.96%) Ansible
4 245 (1.07%) Grafana
5 243 (1.07%) SCCM
6 211 (0.93%) Puppet
7 209 (0.92%) Prometheus
8 165 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
9 139 (0.61%) Microsoft Intune
10 96 (0.42%) Kibana
11 88 (0.39%) Single Sign-On
12 67 (0.29%) Istio
13 59 (0.26%) SCOM
14 56 (0.25%) Icinga
14 56 (0.25%) Nagios
15 54 (0.24%) Jamf Pro
16 52 (0.23%) Packer
17 48 (0.21%) vCenter Server
18 45 (0.20%) Oozie
19 44 (0.19%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 3,810 (16.72%) Microsoft
2 1,689 (7.41%) Google
3 973 (4.27%) Oracle
4 761 (3.34%) VMware
5 593 (2.60%) Salesforce.com
6 497 (2.18%) Cisco
7 386 (1.69%) Adobe
8 346 (1.52%) SAP
9 335 (1.47%) Citrix
10 298 (1.31%) IBM
11 218 (0.96%) Apple
12 197 (0.86%) Facebook
13 176 (0.77%) Splunk
14 168 (0.74%) Databricks
15 163 (0.72%) Informatica
16 159 (0.70%) ServiceNow
17 141 (0.62%) Red Hat
18 132 (0.58%) LexisNexis
19 128 (0.56%) Atlassian
20 126 (0.55%) HP