Period
to 4 August 2020

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 4 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Problem-Solving
UK
6 months to
4 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 22 21 17
Rank change year-on-year -1 -4 0
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 6,059 14,488 17,523
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 9.10% 10.13% 10.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.87% 10.98% 11.02%
Number of salaries quoted 4,696 10,483 12,780
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £81,250 £80,000 £78,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £43,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +1.18% - +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 61,385 131,929 159,040
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.23% 92.23% 91.98%
Number of salaries quoted 48,971 103,918 126,923
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +1.01%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £86,250 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 4 August 2020.

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 4 August 2020. 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 5,565 £50,000 +5.26% 841
UK excluding London -5 3,690 £43,000 +1.18% 658
London -8 2,200 £65,000 +11.11% 244
South East -3 1,031 £50,000 +11.11% 161
North of England -6 885 £42,000 +6.33% 147
Midlands +1 601 £42,500 +6.25% 129
North West -5 483 £42,500 +6.25% 72
South West 0 430 £42,339 +3.48% 81
West Midlands +2 425 £43,000 +4.88% 80
Work from Home +1 421 £50,000 - 119
East of England +7 408 £42,500 +6.25% 76
Yorkshire +8 311 £40,000 +6.67% 52
Scotland -7 195 £42,500 -5.56% 40
East Midlands -1 168 £40,000 +3.23% 49
Wales +9 106 £35,000 -6.67% 20
North East -1 91 £40,000 +3.90% 23
Northern Ireland +18 37 £40,000 +6.67% 3
Isle of Man +10 9 £47,500 -5.00% 1
Channel Islands +1 8 £55,000 +4.76%

For the 6 months to 4 August 2020, 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 2,008 (33.14%) Analytical Skills
2 1,898 (31.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1,389 (22.92%) SQL
4 1,299 (21.44%) Finance
5 1,230 (20.30%) Microsoft
6 1,150 (18.98%) Degree
7 1,098 (18.12%) JavaScript
8 1,011 (16.69%) Azure
9 975 (16.09%) Windows
10 927 (15.30%) C#
11 877 (14.47%) Java
12 793 (13.09%) AWS
13 781 (12.89%) SQL Server
14 762 (12.58%) .NET
15 747 (12.33%) Linux
16 742 (12.25%) Python
17 726 (11.98%) HTML
18 696 (11.49%) Software Engineering
19 680 (11.22%) DevOps
20 599 (9.89%) Computer Science
21 597 (9.85%) CSS
22 593 (9.79%) ITIL
23 569 (9.39%) Git (software)
24 539 (8.90%) Scrum
25 523 (8.63%) Project Management
26 517 (8.53%) Office 365
27 505 (8.33%) Self-Motivation
28 472 (7.79%) Active Directory
29 448 (7.39%) VMware
30 446 (7.36%) Analytics

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
1 226 (3.73%) SharePoint
2 159 (2.62%) Confluence
3 152 (2.51%) MS Exchange
4 133 (2.20%) IIS
5 109 (1.80%) CMS
6 100 (1.65%) Apache
7 83 (1.37%) Skype for Business
8 78 (1.29%) Elasticsearch
9 64 (1.06%) Apache Spark
10 42 (0.69%) Tomcat
11 41 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2010
12 37 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2013
13 34 (0.56%) WordPress
14 29 (0.48%) Jupyter
15 28 (0.46%) nginx
16 21 (0.35%) SAS
17 19 (0.31%) WebSphere
18 14 (0.23%) JBoss
19 12 (0.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
20 10 (0.17%) OpenStack
Applications
1 351 (5.79%) Microsoft Office
2 277 (4.57%) Microsoft Excel
3 89 (1.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 74 (1.22%) MS Visio
5 54 (0.89%) Sketch
6 47 (0.78%) Microsoft Project
7 43 (0.71%) Photoshop
8 33 (0.54%) Adobe Illustrator
9 28 (0.46%) InVision
10 17 (0.28%) Adobe XD
11 16 (0.26%) Zeplin
12 15 (0.25%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 9 (0.15%) Adobe After Effects
13 9 (0.15%) Figma
13 9 (0.15%) InDesign
14 7 (0.12%) Adobe Premiere
14 7 (0.12%) Chatbot
14 7 (0.12%) S-PLUS
14 7 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
15 5 (0.083%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 57 (0.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 45 (0.74%) Magento
3 39 (0.64%) SAP S/4HANA
4 31 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
5 28 (0.46%) NetSuite
6 24 (0.40%) Shopify
7 15 (0.25%) Adobe Campaign
8 14 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
8 14 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
8 14 (0.23%) Oracle ERP
8 14 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
9 13 (0.21%) Distributed Ledger
10 12 (0.20%) SAP ERP
11 11 (0.18%) Oracle EBS R12
11 11 (0.18%) R3 Corda
11 11 (0.18%) SAP HR
11 11 (0.18%) SAP MM
11 11 (0.18%) SAP PSCD
12 10 (0.17%) Salesforce.com CRM
13 9 (0.15%) Relativity
Cloud Services
1 1,011 (16.69%) Azure
2 793 (13.09%) AWS
3 517 (8.53%) Office 365
4 315 (5.20%) SaaS
5 233 (3.85%) Power Platform
6 198 (3.27%) GCP
7 110 (1.82%) PaaS
8 102 (1.68%) Cloud Computing
9 99 (1.63%) IaaS
10 97 (1.60%) GitHub
11 95 (1.57%) Serverless
12 86 (1.42%) Dynamics 365
13 81 (1.34%) Azure Active Directory
14 50 (0.83%) AWS CloudFormation
15 42 (0.69%) AWS Lambda
16 37 (0.61%) Amazon S3
17 35 (0.58%) Amazon EC2
17 35 (0.58%) npm
18 32 (0.53%) OneDrive
19 28 (0.46%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 336 (5.55%) Firewall
2 241 (3.98%) WAN
3 229 (3.78%) LAN
4 180 (2.97%) TCP/IP
5 179 (2.95%) DNS
6 172 (2.84%) VPN
7 154 (2.54%) Internet
8 137 (2.26%) Skype
9 130 (2.15%) DHCP
10 116 (1.91%) VoIP
11 114 (1.88%) Wireless
12 93 (1.53%) SAN
13 86 (1.42%) Wi-Fi
14 80 (1.32%) MPLS
15 79 (1.30%) HTTP
15 79 (1.30%) Network Security
16 66 (1.09%) BGP
17 65 (1.07%) VLAN
18 50 (0.83%) Unified Communications
19 49 (0.81%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 781 (12.89%) SQL Server
2 328 (5.41%) MySQL
3 231 (3.81%) Relational Database
4 216 (3.56%) Power BI
5 185 (3.05%) Data Warehouse
6 179 (2.95%) NoSQL
7 172 (2.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 168 (2.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 164 (2.71%) MongoDB
10 128 (2.11%) PostgreSQL
11 117 (1.93%) Big Data
12 81 (1.34%) RDBMS
13 76 (1.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 69 (1.14%) Hadoop
15 66 (1.09%) Redis
16 61 (1.01%) Oracle Database
17 57 (0.94%) Azure SQL Database
18 53 (0.87%) SQL Server 2012
19 41 (0.68%) OLAP
20 39 (0.64%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 569 (9.39%) Git (software)
2 398 (6.57%) JIRA
3 247 (4.08%) Jenkins
4 127 (2.10%) Visual Studio
5 120 (1.98%) Selenium
6 103 (1.70%) Team Foundation Server
7 75 (1.24%) JUnit
8 73 (1.20%) Maven
9 67 (1.11%) Cucumber
10 65 (1.07%) Bitbucket
11 60 (0.99%) TeamCity
12 53 (0.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 52 (0.86%) Subversion
14 49 (0.81%) Octopus Deploy
14 49 (0.81%) webpack
15 40 (0.66%) Gradle
16 39 (0.64%) Android Studio
17 31 (0.51%) JMeter
17 31 (0.51%) SpecFlow
18 30 (0.50%) GitLab
General
1 1,299 (21.44%) Finance
2 304 (5.02%) Marketing
3 289 (4.77%) Retail
4 280 (4.62%) Banking
5 200 (3.30%) Legal
6 166 (2.74%) Public Sector
7 158 (2.61%) Telecoms
8 151 (2.49%) Manufacturing
9 135 (2.23%) Law
10 125 (2.06%) Games
11 114 (1.88%) Front Office
12 77 (1.27%) Back Office
13 62 (1.02%) Aerospace
14 56 (0.92%) Electronics
15 52 (0.86%) Investment Banking
16 51 (0.84%) Automotive
17 44 (0.73%) Local Government
18 39 (0.64%) Military
19 38 (0.63%) Billing
20 37 (0.61%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 1,597 (26.36%) Developer
2 826 (13.63%) Analyst
3 312 (5.15%) Senior Developer
4 299 (4.93%) Software Engineer
5 269 (4.44%) Consultant
6 259 (4.27%) Architect
7 232 (3.83%) .NET Developer
8 217 (3.58%) Software Developer
9 213 (3.52%) C# Developer
10 199 (3.28%) Support Analyst
11 198 (3.27%) Java Developer
12 191 (3.15%) Support Engineer
13 190 (3.14%) Business Analyst
14 177 (2.92%) Project Manager
15 154 (2.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 149 (2.46%) IT Support
17 148 (2.44%) Junior
18 141 (2.33%) Full Stack Developer
19 133 (2.20%) Network Engineer
20 125 (2.06%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 762 (12.58%) .NET
2 726 (11.98%) HTML
3 597 (9.85%) CSS
4 413 (6.82%) AngularJS
5 356 (5.88%) Web Services
6 307 (5.07%) REST
7 289 (4.77%) React
8 277 (4.57%) Node.js
9 240 (3.96%) ASP.NET
10 237 (3.91%) jQuery
11 230 (3.80%) .NET Framework
12 220 (3.63%) RESTful
13 214 (3.53%) HTML5
14 203 (3.35%) XML
15 189 (3.12%) Spring
16 188 (3.10%) .NET Core
17 159 (2.62%) JSON
18 155 (2.56%) ASP.NET Web API
19 145 (2.39%) SOAP
20 120 (1.98%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 2,008 (33.14%) Analytical Skills
2 505 (8.33%) Self-Motivation
3 402 (6.63%) User Experience
4 281 (4.64%) Management Information System
5 204 (3.37%) Mobile App
6 155 (2.56%) Data Centre
7 134 (2.21%) Algorithms
8 108 (1.78%) Data Structures
9 100 (1.65%) Driving Licence
10 87 (1.44%) Greenfield Project
11 86 (1.42%) Enterprise Software
12 75 (1.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 69 (1.14%) Analytical Mindset
14 67 (1.11%) Virtual Team
15 59 (0.97%) Cloud Native
16 51 (0.84%) Public Cloud
17 48 (0.79%) Hedge funds
18 47 (0.78%) Replication
18 47 (0.78%) Video Conferencing
19 45 (0.74%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 975 (16.09%) Windows
2 747 (12.33%) Linux
3 401 (6.62%) Windows Server
4 209 (3.45%) Windows 10
5 195 (3.22%) Android
6 186 (3.07%) Unix
7 149 (2.46%) Apple iOS
8 123 (2.03%) Windows Server 2012
9 98 (1.62%) Windows 7
10 77 (1.27%) Windows Server 2016
11 69 (1.14%) Windows Server 2008
12 43 (0.71%) Ubuntu
13 36 (0.59%) CentOS
14 34 (0.56%) Windows Server 2019
15 31 (0.51%) Mac OS X
16 28 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 25 (0.41%) Windows 8
18 21 (0.35%) AIX
18 21 (0.35%) Mac OS
19 17 (0.28%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,898 (31.33%) Agile Software Development
2 696 (11.49%) Software Engineering
3 680 (11.22%) DevOps
4 599 (9.89%) Computer Science
5 593 (9.79%) ITIL
6 539 (8.90%) Scrum
7 523 (8.63%) Project Management
8 446 (7.36%) Analytics
9 435 (7.18%) Mentoring
10 419 (6.92%) Test Automation
11 383 (6.32%) SDLC
12 359 (5.93%) MVC
13 358 (5.91%) Business Intelligence
14 355 (5.86%) TDD
15 339 (5.59%) Decision-Making
16 330 (5.45%) Stakeholder Management
17 329 (5.43%) Continuous Improvement
17 329 (5.43%) Microservices
18 327 (5.40%) Time Management
19 322 (5.31%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1,389 (22.92%) SQL
2 1,098 (18.12%) JavaScript
3 927 (15.30%) C#
4 877 (14.47%) Java
5 742 (12.25%) Python
6 316 (5.22%) PHP
7 301 (4.97%) C++
8 279 (4.60%) PowerShell
9 250 (4.13%) C
10 195 (3.22%) T-SQL
11 187 (3.09%) TypeScript
12 135 (2.23%) Bash Shell
13 99 (1.63%) Ruby
14 97 (1.60%) Go
15 90 (1.49%) Scala
16 89 (1.47%) Kotlin
17 86 (1.42%) Shell Script
18 81 (1.34%) Java 8
19 76 (1.25%) VB
20 68 (1.12%) R
Qualifications
1 1,150 (18.98%) Degree
2 296 (4.89%) Computer Science Degree
3 294 (4.85%) Security Cleared
4 240 (3.96%) SC Cleared
5 173 (2.86%) Cisco Certification
6 110 (1.82%) CCNA
7 102 (1.68%) CCNP
8 98 (1.62%) Master's Degree
8 98 (1.62%) Microsoft Certification
9 82 (1.35%) ITIL Certification
10 58 (0.96%) ISTQB
11 55 (0.91%) CISSP
11 55 (0.91%) MCSE
12 52 (0.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 49 (0.81%) PhD
14 48 (0.79%) ISEB
15 41 (0.68%) AWS Certification
16 39 (0.64%) CISM
16 39 (0.64%) MCSA
17 38 (0.63%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 370 (6.11%) QA
2 242 (3.99%) SLA
3 115 (1.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 112 (1.85%) Data Quality
5 84 (1.39%) GDPR
6 41 (0.68%) NIST
7 40 (0.66%) PCI DSS
8 32 (0.53%) PMO
9 30 (0.50%) COBIT
10 23 (0.38%) BS25999
10 23 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 18 (0.30%) Cyber Essentials
12 11 (0.18%) GxP
12 11 (0.18%) ISO 22301
12 11 (0.18%) ISO 31000
12 11 (0.18%) ISO 9001
12 11 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27005
13 9 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 8 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
15 7 (0.12%) NCSC
System Software
1 472 (7.79%) Active Directory
2 399 (6.59%) Docker
3 304 (5.02%) VMware Infrastructure
4 179 (2.95%) Hyper-V
5 65 (1.07%) XenApp
6 63 (1.04%) VMware ESXi
7 58 (0.96%) vSphere
8 49 (0.81%) Firmware
8 49 (0.81%) Virtual Machines
9 42 (0.69%) XenDesktop
10 40 (0.66%) NFS
11 29 (0.48%) BitLocker
12 21 (0.35%) HDFS
13 20 (0.33%) KVM
14 16 (0.26%) VirtualBox
15 15 (0.25%) Terminal Server
15 15 (0.25%) Virtual Desktop
16 13 (0.21%) Virtual Servers
17 9 (0.15%) Terminal Services
17 9 (0.15%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 260 (4.29%) Kubernetes
2 156 (2.57%) Terraform
3 135 (2.23%) Ansible
4 124 (2.05%) SCCM
5 96 (1.58%) Puppet
6 82 (1.35%) Opscode Chef
7 46 (0.76%) Microsoft Intune
8 37 (0.61%) Kibana
9 33 (0.54%) SCVMM
10 32 (0.53%) Backup Exec
11 29 (0.48%) WSUS
12 26 (0.43%) Data Guard
12 26 (0.43%) Grafana
13 25 (0.41%) Oracle RMAN
14 24 (0.40%) Single Sign-On
15 22 (0.36%) SCOM
16 19 (0.31%) Nagios
17 18 (0.30%) Prometheus
18 14 (0.23%) FortiGate
18 14 (0.23%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 1,230 (20.30%) Microsoft
2 448 (7.39%) VMware
3 336 (5.55%) Cisco
4 316 (5.22%) Oracle
5 195 (3.22%) Google
6 169 (2.79%) SAP
7 162 (2.67%) Citrix
8 133 (2.20%) Salesforce.com
9 121 (2.00%) Tableau
10 93 (1.53%) Adobe
11 87 (1.44%) Juniper
12 85 (1.40%) Atlassian
13 82 (1.35%) IBM
14 80 (1.32%) HP
15 61 (1.01%) Veeam
16 59 (0.97%) Sophos
17 57 (0.94%) Dell
18 53 (0.87%) EMC
19 51 (0.84%) Meraki
20 44 (0.73%) ServiceNow