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

Problem-Solving
UK
6 months to
16 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 19 18 17
Rank change year-on-year -1 -1 +2
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 13,960 16,442 18,358
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 10.26% 10.08% 10.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.15% 10.98% 11.05%
Number of salaries quoted 9,827 11,859 12,487
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £24,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,750 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +0.59% +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 125,194 149,730 166,171
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.05% 91.84% 92.19%
Number of salaries quoted 98,868 119,112 131,444
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 £85,000 £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 November 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 November 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 -1 12,926 £50,000 +5.26% 2,585
UK excluding London +2 8,526 £42,750 +0.59% 2,097
London +1 5,091 £60,000 - 708
South East +1 2,694 £47,500 +5.56% 527
North of England +2 1,921 £42,500 +6.25% 490
Midlands +4 1,298 £41,500 -2.35% 347
North West +3 1,087 £45,000 +12.50% 277
South West +4 1,037 £40,329 +0.82% 263
West Midlands +6 874 £42,000 -1.18% 199
East of England +3 859 £45,000 +5.88% 251
Yorkshire +8 654 £40,000 - 149
Scotland +4 561 £45,000 - 132
East Midlands -1 418 £40,000 -5.88% 146
North East +4 180 £40,000 -8.37% 64
Wales -6 165 £40,000 +6.67% 72
Northern Ireland +1 23 £42,500 -5.56% 14
Channel Islands +7 1 £60,000 -4.00% 2

For the 6 months to 16 November 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 4,610 (33.02%) Agile Software Development
2 4,504 (32.26%) Analytical Skills
3 3,146 (22.54%) Microsoft
4 3,065 (21.96%) SQL
5 2,965 (21.24%) Finance
6 2,661 (19.06%) Degree
7 2,405 (17.23%) Windows
8 2,146 (15.37%) JavaScript
9 2,120 (15.19%) C#
10 2,031 (14.55%) Azure
11 1,855 (13.29%) SQL Server
12 1,811 (12.97%) Java
13 1,804 (12.92%) .NET
14 1,689 (12.10%) AWS
15 1,670 (11.96%) Linux
16 1,656 (11.86%) Software Engineering
17 1,590 (11.39%) Python
18 1,420 (10.17%) DevOps
19 1,411 (10.11%) Computer Science
20 1,395 (9.99%) ITIL
21 1,378 (9.87%) HTML
22 1,310 (9.38%) Project Management
22 1,310 (9.38%) Scrum
23 1,274 (9.13%) Git (software)
24 1,251 (8.96%) CSS
25 1,229 (8.80%) Self-Motivation
26 1,188 (8.51%) Active Directory
27 1,144 (8.19%) Analytics
28 968 (6.93%) Office 365
29 957 (6.86%) Decision-Making

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
1 400 (2.87%) Confluence
2 345 (2.47%) SharePoint
3 246 (1.76%) MS Exchange
4 233 (1.67%) IIS
5 167 (1.20%) Apache Spark
6 165 (1.18%) Elasticsearch
7 126 (0.90%) CMS
8 114 (0.82%) Apache
9 95 (0.68%) Tomcat
10 89 (0.64%) Skype for Business
11 79 (0.57%) WordPress
12 76 (0.54%) SAS
13 67 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2013
13 67 (0.48%) WebSphere
14 64 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2010
15 55 (0.39%) nginx
16 52 (0.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 39 (0.28%) WebLogic
18 32 (0.23%) BizTalk Server
19 29 (0.21%) JBoss
Applications
1 949 (6.80%) Microsoft Office
2 603 (4.32%) Microsoft Excel
3 221 (1.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 175 (1.25%) MS Visio
5 95 (0.68%) Microsoft Project
6 91 (0.65%) Sketch
7 71 (0.51%) InVision
8 69 (0.49%) Photoshop
9 42 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 38 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
11 34 (0.24%) Adobe Illustrator
12 29 (0.21%) Zeplin
13 16 (0.11%) Acrobat
14 14 (0.10%) Adobe XD
14 14 (0.10%) SPSS
15 13 (0.093%) Chatbot
16 11 (0.079%) SOLIDWORKS
17 10 (0.072%) Maya
17 10 (0.072%) NUKE
18 9 (0.064%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 128 (0.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 56 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
3 55 (0.39%) Magento
3 55 (0.39%) Payment Gateway
4 51 (0.37%) Oracle ERP
5 45 (0.32%) SAP S/4HANA
6 36 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
7 35 (0.25%) NetSuite
8 29 (0.21%) Oracle EBS R12
9 26 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
10 22 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
11 21 (0.15%) Oracle Financials
12 19 (0.14%) Shopify
13 18 (0.13%) Oracle Payables
13 18 (0.13%) SAP Hybris
14 17 (0.12%) Distributed Ledger
15 15 (0.11%) Oracle General Ledger
15 15 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
16 14 (0.10%) Maximo
16 14 (0.10%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 2,031 (14.55%) Azure
2 1,689 (12.10%) AWS
3 968 (6.93%) Office 365
4 474 (3.40%) Power Platform
5 448 (3.21%) SaaS
6 340 (2.44%) GCP
7 211 (1.51%) Serverless
8 200 (1.43%) PaaS
9 173 (1.24%) Cloud Computing
10 164 (1.17%) GitHub
11 139 (1.00%) Dynamics 365
11 139 (1.00%) IaaS
12 117 (0.84%) AWS Lambda
13 115 (0.82%) Azure Active Directory
14 108 (0.77%) Amazon EC2
15 91 (0.65%) npm
16 88 (0.63%) Amazon S3
17 78 (0.56%) Google Analytics
18 61 (0.44%) Amazon SQS
18 61 (0.44%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 801 (5.74%) Firewall
2 544 (3.90%) TCP/IP
3 539 (3.86%) DNS
4 427 (3.06%) DHCP
5 421 (3.02%) Internet
6 415 (2.97%) LAN
6 415 (2.97%) WAN
7 330 (2.36%) Network Security
8 302 (2.16%) VPN
9 297 (2.13%) Wireless
10 272 (1.95%) VoIP
11 178 (1.28%) SAN
12 150 (1.07%) Wi-Fi
13 148 (1.06%) BGP
14 142 (1.02%) MPLS
15 141 (1.01%) HTTP
16 134 (0.96%) Skype
16 134 (0.96%) VLAN
17 104 (0.74%) SSL
18 99 (0.71%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,855 (13.29%) SQL Server
2 526 (3.77%) Relational Database
3 510 (3.65%) MySQL
4 454 (3.25%) Power BI
5 447 (3.20%) Big Data
6 424 (3.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 417 (2.99%) Data Warehouse
8 382 (2.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 337 (2.41%) PostgreSQL
10 320 (2.29%) NoSQL
11 263 (1.88%) MongoDB
12 237 (1.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 165 (1.18%) Hadoop
14 151 (1.08%) Azure SQL Database
15 130 (0.93%) Oracle Database
15 130 (0.93%) RDBMS
16 127 (0.91%) Redis
17 126 (0.90%) SQL Server 2012
18 105 (0.75%) QlikView
19 93 (0.67%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 1,274 (9.13%) Git (software)
2 873 (6.25%) JIRA
3 510 (3.65%) Jenkins
4 428 (3.07%) Visual Studio
5 364 (2.61%) Team Foundation Server
6 303 (2.17%) Selenium
7 193 (1.38%) Bitbucket
8 169 (1.21%) TeamCity
9 153 (1.10%) Maven
10 143 (1.02%) Visual Studio Team System
11 131 (0.94%) Subversion
12 120 (0.86%) webpack
13 117 (0.84%) Octopus Deploy
14 111 (0.80%) JUnit
15 109 (0.78%) Cucumber
16 101 (0.72%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 92 (0.66%) Jasmine
18 88 (0.63%) NUnit
19 83 (0.59%) WebDriver
20 76 (0.54%) SpecFlow
General
1 2,965 (21.24%) Finance
2 740 (5.30%) Retail
3 703 (5.04%) Banking
4 647 (4.63%) Marketing
5 490 (3.51%) Telecoms
6 376 (2.69%) Manufacturing
7 351 (2.51%) Public Sector
8 349 (2.50%) Games
9 282 (2.02%) Legal
10 246 (1.76%) Aerospace
11 236 (1.69%) Electronics
12 202 (1.45%) Law
13 166 (1.19%) Front Office
14 156 (1.12%) Automotive
15 128 (0.92%) Pharmaceutical
16 124 (0.89%) Advertising
17 120 (0.86%) Back Office
18 112 (0.80%) Local Government
19 94 (0.67%) Publishing
20 88 (0.63%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 3,208 (22.98%) Developer
2 2,109 (15.11%) Analyst
3 783 (5.61%) Software Engineer
4 728 (5.21%) Consultant
5 626 (4.48%) Senior Developer
6 602 (4.31%) Architect
7 549 (3.93%) C# Developer
8 538 (3.85%) Support Engineer
9 535 (3.83%) .NET Developer
10 505 (3.62%) Support Analyst
11 442 (3.17%) Software Developer
12 435 (3.12%) Business Analyst
13 412 (2.95%) Java Developer
14 400 (2.87%) IT Support
15 373 (2.67%) Applications Support
16 341 (2.44%) Project Manager
17 336 (2.41%) Junior
18 327 (2.34%) Network Engineer
19 306 (2.19%) DevOps Engineer
20 291 (2.08%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,804 (12.92%) .NET
2 1,378 (9.87%) HTML
3 1,251 (8.96%) CSS
4 828 (5.93%) AngularJS
5 704 (5.04%) ASP.NET
6 630 (4.51%) React
7 614 (4.40%) Web Services
8 592 (4.24%) Node.js
9 590 (4.23%) REST
10 485 (3.47%) HTML5
11 447 (3.20%) .NET Framework
11 447 (3.20%) XML
12 407 (2.92%) jQuery
13 391 (2.80%) RESTful
14 378 (2.71%) ASP.NET Web API
15 363 (2.60%) Spring
16 343 (2.46%) ASP.NET MVC
17 298 (2.13%) SOAP
18 288 (2.06%) CSS3
19 252 (1.81%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 4,504 (32.26%) Analytical Skills
2 1,229 (8.80%) Self-Motivation
3 823 (5.90%) User Experience
4 696 (4.99%) Management Information System
5 459 (3.29%) Algorithms
6 416 (2.98%) Enterprise Software
7 364 (2.61%) Mobile App
8 361 (2.59%) Data Centre
9 248 (1.78%) Data Structures
10 246 (1.76%) Greenfield Project
11 242 (1.73%) Public Cloud
12 235 (1.68%) Cloud Native
13 204 (1.46%) Driving Licence
14 186 (1.33%) Virtual Team
15 156 (1.12%) Hybrid Cloud
16 135 (0.97%) Video Conferencing
17 131 (0.94%) Linux Command Line
18 121 (0.87%) Analytical Mindset
19 110 (0.79%) Client/Server
20 108 (0.77%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 2,405 (17.23%) Windows
2 1,670 (11.96%) Linux
3 867 (6.21%) Windows Server
4 683 (4.89%) Unix
5 594 (4.26%) Windows 10
6 359 (2.57%) Android
7 325 (2.33%) Windows 7
8 323 (2.31%) Windows Server 2012
9 303 (2.17%) Apple iOS
10 252 (1.81%) Windows Server 2008
11 96 (0.69%) Windows 8
12 90 (0.64%) Mac OS
12 90 (0.64%) Windows Server 2003
13 75 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 60 (0.43%) CentOS
15 56 (0.40%) Mac OS X
16 54 (0.39%) Ubuntu
17 51 (0.37%) Windows XP
18 48 (0.34%) Solaris
19 32 (0.23%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4,610 (33.02%) Agile Software Development
2 1,656 (11.86%) Software Engineering
3 1,420 (10.17%) DevOps
4 1,411 (10.11%) Computer Science
5 1,395 (9.99%) ITIL
6 1,310 (9.38%) Project Management
6 1,310 (9.38%) Scrum
7 1,144 (8.19%) Analytics
8 957 (6.86%) Decision-Making
9 942 (6.75%) Business Intelligence
10 925 (6.63%) Mentoring
11 920 (6.59%) TDD
12 911 (6.53%) Test Automation
13 905 (6.48%) SDLC
14 865 (6.20%) Continuous Improvement
15 846 (6.06%) Stakeholder Management
16 789 (5.65%) Microservices
17 765 (5.48%) Continuous Integration
18 749 (5.37%) MVC
19 683 (4.89%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 3,065 (21.96%) SQL
2 2,146 (15.37%) JavaScript
3 2,120 (15.19%) C#
4 1,811 (12.97%) Java
5 1,590 (11.39%) Python
6 775 (5.55%) C++
7 685 (4.91%) C
8 629 (4.51%) PowerShell
9 495 (3.55%) T-SQL
10 403 (2.89%) Bash Shell
11 389 (2.79%) TypeScript
12 381 (2.73%) PHP
13 256 (1.83%) Ruby
14 220 (1.58%) VB.NET
15 213 (1.53%) Scala
16 184 (1.32%) R
17 176 (1.26%) Perl
18 172 (1.23%) PL/SQL
19 171 (1.22%) Go
20 135 (0.97%) ES6
Qualifications
1 2,661 (19.06%) Degree
2 553 (3.96%) Computer Science Degree
3 532 (3.81%) Security Cleared
4 401 (2.87%) Microsoft Certification
5 387 (2.77%) Cisco Certification
6 367 (2.63%) SC Cleared
7 267 (1.91%) CCNA
8 219 (1.57%) MCSE
9 215 (1.54%) CCNP
10 199 (1.43%) ISTQB
11 147 (1.05%) ITIL Certification
12 134 (0.96%) MCSA
13 133 (0.95%) CISSP
14 115 (0.82%) DBS Check
14 115 (0.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 104 (0.74%) AWS Certification
16 98 (0.70%) PMI Certification
17 96 (0.69%) ISEB
18 94 (0.67%) HND
18 94 (0.67%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 765 (5.48%) QA
2 599 (4.29%) SLA
3 252 (1.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 205 (1.47%) Data Quality
5 201 (1.44%) GDPR
6 138 (0.99%) PMO
7 86 (0.62%) PCI DSS
8 74 (0.53%) NIST
9 47 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 39 (0.28%) ISO 9001
11 33 (0.24%) COBIT
12 28 (0.20%) Actionable Recommendations
13 25 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials
14 24 (0.17%) ISO 22301
15 21 (0.15%) ISAE 3402
15 21 (0.15%) WCAG
16 18 (0.13%) SSAE 16
17 17 (0.12%) HIPAA
18 12 (0.086%) ISO/IEC 20000
18 12 (0.086%) MiFID
System Software
1 1,188 (8.51%) Active Directory
2 774 (5.54%) Docker
3 587 (4.20%) VMware Infrastructure
4 284 (2.03%) Hyper-V
5 125 (0.90%) vSphere
6 123 (0.88%) Virtual Machines
7 103 (0.74%) XenApp
8 87 (0.62%) VMware ESXi
9 63 (0.45%) XenDesktop
10 61 (0.44%) Microsoft App-V
11 59 (0.42%) Virtual Servers
12 53 (0.38%) Firmware
13 44 (0.32%) Apache Flume
14 40 (0.29%) VirtualBox
15 36 (0.26%) VMware NSX
16 24 (0.17%) vCloud
17 21 (0.15%) Terminal Services
18 20 (0.14%) HDFS
19 19 (0.14%) Virtual Desktop
20 16 (0.11%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 562 (4.03%) Kubernetes
2 354 (2.54%) Terraform
3 342 (2.45%) Ansible
4 285 (2.04%) SCCM
5 282 (2.02%) Puppet
6 227 (1.63%) Opscode Chef
7 84 (0.60%) Microsoft Intune
8 70 (0.50%) WSUS
9 65 (0.47%) Kibana
10 51 (0.37%) Nagios
11 47 (0.34%) Cisco CUCM
12 43 (0.31%) Oozie
13 39 (0.28%) Grafana
13 39 (0.28%) SCOM
14 34 (0.24%) Tivoli
15 31 (0.22%) FortiGate
16 30 (0.21%) IBM BigFix
16 30 (0.21%) Packer
17 28 (0.20%) Consul
18 27 (0.19%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 3,146 (22.54%) Microsoft
2 892 (6.39%) VMware
3 771 (5.52%) Oracle
4 706 (5.06%) Cisco
5 490 (3.51%) Google
6 410 (2.94%) SAP
7 360 (2.58%) Citrix
8 293 (2.10%) Salesforce.com
9 275 (1.97%) ServiceNow
10 262 (1.88%) Sage
11 253 (1.81%) Tableau
12 199 (1.43%) Splunk
13 182 (1.30%) IBM
14 174 (1.25%) Juniper
15 173 (1.24%) Apple
16 172 (1.23%) Adobe
17 156 (1.12%) HP
18 151 (1.08%) Atlassian
19 108 (0.77%) Dell
20 106 (0.76%) Palo Alto