Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Problem-Solving
UK
6 months to
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 17 17 19
Rank change year-on-year 0 +2 0
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 16,996 17,907 16,958
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 10.32% 10.24% 8.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.33% 11.19% 9.75%
Number of salaries quoted 12,005 12,136 13,902
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,000 £24,750
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% - +3.90%

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 149,998 160,045 173,871
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.04% 91.56% 90.88%
Number of salaries quoted 119,325 126,229 144,731
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.09% +2.11%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £78,750
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 19 October 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 19 October 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 15,977 £47,500 +5.56% 2,688
UK excluding London +1 9,239 £42,500 +6.25% 1,977
London 0 7,438 £60,000 +9.09% 897
South East +1 2,910 £45,000 +5.88% 458
North of England +2 2,064 £40,000 +6.67% 512
Midlands +3 1,323 £42,500 +6.25% 318
East of England +2 1,210 £42,500 - 251
North West +4 1,152 £40,000 +5.26% 283
South West -1 991 £40,000 - 257
West Midlands +2 775 £42,500 +6.25% 185
Yorkshire -4 729 £40,000 +6.67% 149
East Midlands +2 542 £42,500 +13.33% 133
Scotland -6 524 £45,000 +5.88% 116
Wales -1 223 £38,500 -3.75% 57
North East +5 184 £42,500 +14.86% 80
Northern Ireland +2 30 £44,500 +18.67% 13
Isle of Man +11 8 £55,000 +10.00%
Channel Islands -3 6 £72,500 +22.88%

For the 6 months to 19 October 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 5,988 (35.23%) Analytical Skills
2 5,856 (34.46%) Agile Software Development
3 4,851 (28.54%) Finance
4 4,447 (26.16%) SQL
5 3,655 (21.51%) Degree
6 3,447 (20.28%) Microsoft
7 3,140 (18.47%) JavaScript
8 3,085 (18.15%) Java
9 3,044 (17.91%) C#
10 2,746 (16.16%) Windows
11 2,678 (15.76%) SQL Server
12 2,521 (14.83%) .NET
13 2,306 (13.57%) HTML
14 2,023 (11.90%) Linux
15 1,894 (11.14%) Computer Science
16 1,889 (11.11%) Python
17 1,802 (10.60%) Project Management
18 1,769 (10.41%) CSS
19 1,740 (10.24%) Scrum
20 1,716 (10.10%) Banking
21 1,671 (9.83%) Software Engineering
22 1,605 (9.44%) TDD
23 1,546 (9.10%) Amazon AWS
24 1,508 (8.87%) Analytics
25 1,499 (8.82%) ITIL
26 1,475 (8.68%) Microsoft Azure
27 1,460 (8.59%) AngularJS
27 1,460 (8.59%) Self-Motivation
28 1,453 (8.55%) DevOps
29 1,434 (8.44%) OO

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
1 493 (2.90%) SharePoint
2 409 (2.41%) MS Exchange
3 392 (2.31%) CMS
4 296 (1.74%) IIS
5 278 (1.64%) Apache Spark
6 275 (1.62%) Apache
7 255 (1.50%) Confluence
8 247 (1.45%) Elasticsearch
9 221 (1.30%) Tomcat
10 156 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2010
11 143 (0.84%) JBoss
12 138 (0.81%) Skype for Business
13 137 (0.81%) WordPress
14 119 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2013
14 119 (0.70%) SAS
15 112 (0.66%) EPiServer
16 105 (0.62%) BizTalk Server
17 98 (0.58%) OpenStack
18 78 (0.46%) Sitecore CMS
19 77 (0.45%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1,148 (6.75%) Microsoft Office
2 783 (4.61%) Microsoft Excel
3 330 (1.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 231 (1.36%) Microsoft Project
5 204 (1.20%) MS Visio
6 138 (0.81%) Photoshop
7 65 (0.38%) Adobe Illustrator
8 52 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
9 47 (0.28%) InVision
10 31 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 27 (0.16%) SPSS
12 24 (0.14%) Adobe After Effects
13 22 (0.13%) Simulink
14 18 (0.11%) InDesign
15 15 (0.088%) Chatbot
16 12 (0.071%) AutoCAD
17 9 (0.053%) Acrobat
17 9 (0.053%) Adobe Premiere
18 7 (0.041%) InfoPath
18 7 (0.041%) Maya
Business Applications
1 279 (1.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 156 (0.92%) Dynamics AX
3 98 (0.58%) Dynamics NAV
4 84 (0.49%) NetSuite
5 75 (0.44%) Magento
6 54 (0.32%) Eloqua
7 35 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
8 33 (0.19%) Oracle Financials
9 32 (0.19%) SAP S/4HANA
10 30 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
11 28 (0.16%) Scribe Insight
12 24 (0.14%) Oracle EBS R12
12 24 (0.14%) Salesforce.com CRM
12 24 (0.14%) SAP ERP
13 22 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
14 19 (0.11%) Oracle Payables
14 19 (0.11%) SAP FI
14 19 (0.11%) SAP MM
15 18 (0.11%) SAP CO
15 18 (0.11%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 1,546 (9.10%) Amazon AWS
2 1,475 (8.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 812 (4.78%) Office 365
4 477 (2.81%) SaaS
5 234 (1.38%) PaaS
6 223 (1.31%) GitHub
7 182 (1.07%) Cloud Computing
8 153 (0.90%) Google Cloud Platform
9 151 (0.89%) IaaS
10 142 (0.84%) npm
11 122 (0.72%) Amazon EC2
12 115 (0.68%) Dynamics 365
13 86 (0.51%) Serverless
14 81 (0.48%) Amazon S3
15 75 (0.44%) AWS CloudFormation
16 73 (0.43%) Google Analytics
17 59 (0.35%) G Suite
18 55 (0.32%) AWS Lambda
19 48 (0.28%) OpenShift
20 46 (0.27%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 900 (5.30%) Firewall
2 567 (3.34%) TCP/IP
3 528 (3.11%) Internet
4 489 (2.88%) LAN
5 480 (2.82%) WAN
6 438 (2.58%) DNS
7 324 (1.91%) VPN
8 281 (1.65%) SAN
9 266 (1.57%) DHCP
10 260 (1.53%) VoIP
11 240 (1.41%) Network Security
12 234 (1.38%) HTTP
13 210 (1.24%) Wireless
14 197 (1.16%) Wi-Fi
15 186 (1.09%) Ethernet
16 151 (0.89%) Cisco ASA
17 149 (0.88%) MPLS
18 126 (0.74%) OSPF
18 126 (0.74%) Skype
19 117 (0.69%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,678 (15.76%) SQL Server
2 1,252 (7.37%) Big Data
3 851 (5.01%) Relational Database
4 774 (4.55%) MySQL
5 716 (4.21%) NoSQL
6 635 (3.74%) MongoDB
7 503 (2.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 448 (2.64%) Data Warehouse
9 438 (2.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 378 (2.22%) PostgreSQL
11 358 (2.11%) Hadoop
12 277 (1.63%) RDBMS
13 257 (1.51%) SQL Server 2012
14 239 (1.41%) Power BI
15 237 (1.39%) SQL Server 2008
16 224 (1.32%) SQL Server 2016
17 223 (1.31%) Oracle Database
17 223 (1.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 205 (1.21%) DB2
19 132 (0.78%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 1,362 (8.01%) Git (software)
2 753 (4.43%) JIRA
3 681 (4.01%) Visual Studio
4 613 (3.61%) Jenkins
5 608 (3.58%) Team Foundation Server
6 497 (2.92%) Selenium
7 321 (1.89%) Maven
8 298 (1.75%) Subversion
9 282 (1.66%) TeamCity
10 226 (1.33%) Cucumber
11 207 (1.22%) Octopus Deploy
12 199 (1.17%) Protractor
13 195 (1.15%) gulp
14 193 (1.14%) JUnit
15 166 (0.98%) webpack
16 142 (0.84%) Mocha
17 140 (0.82%) WebDriver
18 135 (0.79%) Karma Test Runner
19 116 (0.68%) Visual Studio Team System
20 103 (0.61%) JMeter
General
1 4,851 (28.54%) Finance
2 1,716 (10.10%) Banking
3 1,111 (6.54%) Retail
4 1,000 (5.88%) Investment Banking
5 895 (5.27%) Financial Institution
6 882 (5.19%) Marketing
7 435 (2.56%) Manufacturing
8 422 (2.48%) Telecoms
9 371 (2.18%) Legal
10 363 (2.14%) Games
11 298 (1.75%) Front Office
12 261 (1.54%) Electronics
13 255 (1.50%) Law
14 236 (1.39%) Advertising
15 223 (1.31%) Back Office
16 162 (0.95%) Automotive
17 161 (0.95%) Publishing
18 111 (0.65%) Billing
19 97 (0.57%) French Language
20 94 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 4,627 (27.22%) Developer
2 2,830 (16.65%) Analyst
3 899 (5.29%) .NET Developer
4 836 (4.92%) Java Developer
5 830 (4.88%) Senior Developer
6 796 (4.68%) C# Developer
7 784 (4.61%) Architect
8 762 (4.48%) Consultant
9 691 (4.07%) Software Engineer
10 676 (3.98%) Support Analyst
11 656 (3.86%) Business Analyst
12 643 (3.78%) Support Engineer
13 602 (3.54%) Software Developer
14 524 (3.08%) Project Manager
15 463 (2.72%) Junior
16 457 (2.69%) C# .NET Developer
17 455 (2.68%) Applications Support
18 447 (2.63%) Graduate
19 435 (2.56%) IT Support
20 377 (2.22%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,521 (14.83%) .NET
2 2,306 (13.57%) HTML
3 1,769 (10.41%) CSS
4 1,460 (8.59%) AngularJS
5 1,151 (6.77%) Web Services
6 1,062 (6.25%) ASP.NET
7 958 (5.64%) HTML5
8 927 (5.45%) RESTful
9 793 (4.67%) REST
10 749 (4.41%) jQuery
11 744 (4.38%) React
12 705 (4.15%) Spring
13 682 (4.01%) XML
14 582 (3.42%) Node.js
15 579 (3.41%) .NET Framework
16 519 (3.05%) ASP.NET Web API
17 487 (2.87%) CSS3
18 466 (2.74%) ASP.NET MVC
19 440 (2.59%) WCF
20 424 (2.49%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5,988 (35.23%) Analytical Skills
2 1,894 (11.14%) Computer Science
3 1,460 (8.59%) Self-Motivation
4 1,051 (6.18%) User Experience
5 825 (4.85%) Cyberthreat
6 821 (4.83%) Management Information System
7 508 (2.99%) Fintech
8 487 (2.87%) Algorithms
9 434 (2.55%) Data Centre
10 421 (2.48%) Enterprise Software
11 405 (2.38%) Data Structures
12 389 (2.29%) Mobile App
13 358 (2.11%) Greenfield Project
14 272 (1.60%) Virtual Team
15 257 (1.51%) Fixed Income
16 222 (1.31%) Driving Licence
17 216 (1.27%) Equities
18 192 (1.13%) Analytical Mindset
19 160 (0.94%) Linux Command Line
20 152 (0.89%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 2,746 (16.16%) Windows
2 2,023 (11.90%) Linux
3 1,010 (5.94%) Windows Server
4 934 (5.50%) Unix
5 475 (2.79%) Windows 7
6 445 (2.62%) Windows 10
7 422 (2.48%) Windows Server 2008
8 351 (2.07%) Windows Server 2012
9 331 (1.95%) Android
10 280 (1.65%) Apple iOS
11 227 (1.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 112 (0.66%) Windows 8
13 104 (0.61%) Mac OS X
14 94 (0.55%) Ubuntu
15 91 (0.54%) Windows Server 2003
16 90 (0.53%) AIX
17 89 (0.52%) CentOS
18 67 (0.39%) Solaris
19 59 (0.35%) Mac OS
20 58 (0.34%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5,856 (34.46%) Agile Software Development
2 1,802 (10.60%) Project Management
3 1,740 (10.24%) Scrum
4 1,671 (9.83%) Software Engineering
5 1,605 (9.44%) TDD
6 1,508 (8.87%) Analytics
7 1,499 (8.82%) ITIL
8 1,453 (8.55%) DevOps
9 1,434 (8.44%) OO
10 1,365 (8.03%) Test Automation
11 1,318 (7.75%) SDLC
12 1,299 (7.64%) Continuous Improvement
13 1,270 (7.47%) Risk Management
14 1,254 (7.38%) MVC
15 1,166 (6.86%) Mentoring
16 1,149 (6.76%) Continuous Integration
17 1,059 (6.23%) Stakeholder Management
18 1,033 (6.08%) Decision-Making
19 1,004 (5.91%) Strategic Thinking
20 936 (5.51%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 4,447 (26.16%) SQL
2 3,140 (18.47%) JavaScript
3 3,085 (18.15%) Java
4 3,044 (17.91%) C#
5 1,889 (11.11%) Python
6 1,067 (6.28%) C++
7 740 (4.35%) T-SQL
8 722 (4.25%) PowerShell
9 667 (3.92%) PHP
10 563 (3.31%) C
11 434 (2.55%) Bash Shell
12 398 (2.34%) Perl
13 355 (2.09%) Shell Script
14 308 (1.81%) Scala
15 300 (1.77%) Java 8
16 281 (1.65%) Ruby
17 279 (1.64%) PL/SQL
18 224 (1.32%) VB.NET
19 211 (1.24%) VBA
20 202 (1.19%) R
Qualifications
1 3,655 (21.51%) Degree
2 834 (4.91%) Computer Science Degree
3 499 (2.94%) Security Cleared
4 404 (2.38%) Cisco Certification
5 402 (2.37%) Microsoft Certification
6 306 (1.80%) SC Cleared
7 289 (1.70%) CISSP
8 263 (1.55%) MCSE
9 236 (1.39%) CCNA
10 220 (1.29%) CCNP
11 213 (1.25%) PMI Certification
12 195 (1.15%) ITIL Certification
13 190 (1.12%) Master's Degree
14 154 (0.91%) ISEB
15 149 (0.88%) PMP
16 139 (0.82%) MCSA
17 138 (0.81%) ISTQB
18 137 (0.81%) CISM
19 119 (0.70%) PhD
20 114 (0.67%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,025 (6.03%) QA
2 573 (3.37%) SLA
3 234 (1.38%) Data Quality
4 226 (1.33%) PMO
5 222 (1.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 207 (1.22%) GDPR
7 86 (0.51%) PCI DSS
8 65 (0.38%) MiFID
9 45 (0.26%) COBIT
10 44 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials
11 41 (0.24%) ISO 9001
12 37 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 28 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 26 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 25 (0.15%) HIPAA
16 15 (0.088%) WCAG
17 13 (0.076%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
18 9 (0.053%) DO-178B
18 9 (0.053%) IEC 61131
18 9 (0.053%) PSD2
System Software
1 1,267 (7.45%) Active Directory
2 687 (4.04%) Docker
3 599 (3.52%) VMware Infrastructure
4 308 (1.81%) Hyper-V
5 176 (1.04%) VMware ESXi
6 129 (0.76%) vSphere
7 120 (0.71%) Firmware
8 117 (0.69%) XenApp
9 110 (0.65%) Virtual Machines
10 65 (0.38%) XenDesktop
11 57 (0.34%) HDFS
12 43 (0.25%) Terminal Services
13 39 (0.23%) Virtual Desktop
14 37 (0.22%) BitLocker
15 34 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
16 27 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
16 27 (0.16%) VMware NSX
17 26 (0.15%) KVM
18 25 (0.15%) vCloud
19 22 (0.13%) Xen
Systems Management
1 405 (2.38%) Puppet
2 392 (2.31%) Ansible
3 367 (2.16%) Kubernetes
4 290 (1.71%) SCCM
5 288 (1.69%) Opscode Chef
6 195 (1.15%) Terraform
7 103 (0.61%) Nagios
8 78 (0.46%) WSUS
9 75 (0.44%) SCOM
10 57 (0.34%) Packer
11 56 (0.33%) Cisco CUCM
12 50 (0.29%) Kibana
13 49 (0.29%) Backup Exec
14 47 (0.28%) Salt
15 45 (0.26%) RSA Security Analytics
15 45 (0.26%) ZABBIX
16 44 (0.26%) Stealthwatch
17 41 (0.24%) Grafana
17 41 (0.24%) Tivoli
18 39 (0.23%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 3,447 (20.28%) Microsoft
2 1,136 (6.68%) Oracle
3 953 (5.61%) VMware
4 760 (4.47%) Cisco
5 462 (2.72%) SAP
6 461 (2.71%) Citrix
7 452 (2.66%) Google
8 333 (1.96%) Salesforce.com
9 307 (1.81%) Tableau
10 285 (1.68%) HP
11 234 (1.38%) Sybase
12 223 (1.31%) Red Hat
13 212 (1.25%) IBM
14 205 (1.21%) Splunk
15 202 (1.19%) CheckPoint
16 192 (1.13%) Adobe
17 164 (0.96%) Apple
18 151 (0.89%) ServiceNow
19 145 (0.85%) Juniper
20 137 (0.81%) Symantec