Period
to 2 April 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 2 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Problem-Solving
UK
6 months to
2 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 21 21 18
Rank change year-on-year 0 -3 0
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 11,256 14,596 16,624
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 9.61% 9.86% 9.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.46% 10.69% 10.19%
Number of salaries quoted 8,498 10,891 12,807
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,000 £25,900 £26,000
90th Percentile £81,750 £77,500 £75,000
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 107,655 136,498 163,181
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.91% 92.20% 92.20%
Number of salaries quoted 85,344 107,439 132,858
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £88,750 £85,000 £81,250
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 2 April 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 2 April 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 0 10,249 £50,000 +5.26% 1,766
UK excluding London +3 6,794 £43,000 +1.18% 1,394
London -2 4,138 £60,000 - 494
South East 0 2,070 £50,000 +16.28% 345
North of England -1 1,563 £42,500 +6.25% 344
Midlands +3 946 £41,000 +2.50% 249
South West +4 847 £42,500 - 161
North West -1 837 £42,500 +6.25% 176
East of England +5 667 £42,500 - 173
Work from Home +9 631 £55,000 +4.76% 91
West Midlands -2 619 £42,500 - 152
Yorkshire +8 571 £42,500 +6.25% 105
Scotland -3 416 £42,500 -5.56% 63
East Midlands -1 323 £38,500 -3.75% 97
Wales +6 245 £38,500 +2.67% 53
North East +1 155 £40,000 +9.59% 63
Northern Ireland +15 51 £38,750 -20.51% 6
Isle of Man +3 7 £47,500 -5.00% 1
Channel Islands +4 6 £60,000 -20.00% 1

For the 6 months to 2 April 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 3,659 (32.51%) Agile Software Development
2 3,640 (32.34%) Analytical Skills
3 2,620 (23.28%) SQL
4 2,453 (21.79%) Finance
5 2,442 (21.70%) Microsoft
6 2,158 (19.17%) Degree
7 2,050 (18.21%) Windows
8 1,869 (16.60%) JavaScript
9 1,839 (16.34%) C#
10 1,780 (15.81%) Azure
11 1,647 (14.63%) Java
12 1,593 (14.15%) .NET
13 1,447 (12.86%) AWS
14 1,438 (12.78%) SQL Server
15 1,327 (11.79%) Linux
16 1,319 (11.72%) Software Engineering
17 1,292 (11.48%) Python
18 1,264 (11.23%) HTML
19 1,180 (10.48%) Computer Science
20 1,106 (9.83%) Scrum
21 1,096 (9.74%) CSS
22 1,084 (9.63%) Active Directory
23 1,082 (9.61%) DevOps
24 1,078 (9.58%) Project Management
25 1,025 (9.11%) Office 365
26 994 (8.83%) ITIL
27 964 (8.56%) Git (software)
28 919 (8.16%) Self-Motivation
29 832 (7.39%) Analytics
30 829 (7.36%) Mentoring

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
1 408 (3.62%) SharePoint
2 307 (2.73%) Confluence
3 288 (2.56%) MS Exchange
4 186 (1.65%) CMS
5 181 (1.61%) IIS
6 129 (1.15%) Apache
7 106 (0.94%) Elasticsearch
8 98 (0.87%) Apache Spark
9 93 (0.83%) Skype for Business
10 84 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2010
11 72 (0.64%) Tomcat
12 59 (0.52%) WebSphere
13 57 (0.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 54 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2013
15 49 (0.44%) WebLogic
16 48 (0.43%) SAS
17 47 (0.42%) WordPress
18 32 (0.28%) Jupyter
19 31 (0.28%) Sitecore CMS
20 30 (0.27%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 767 (6.81%) Microsoft Office
2 486 (4.32%) Microsoft Excel
3 174 (1.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 99 (0.88%) MS Visio
5 97 (0.86%) Sketch
6 77 (0.68%) Photoshop
7 72 (0.64%) Microsoft Project
8 65 (0.58%) InVision
9 51 (0.45%) Adobe Illustrator
10 47 (0.42%) Zeplin
11 32 (0.28%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 29 (0.26%) Adobe XD
13 19 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
14 18 (0.16%) Chatbot
15 15 (0.13%) Adobe After Effects
16 13 (0.12%) OrCAD
17 12 (0.11%) InDesign
18 9 (0.080%) Acrobat
18 9 (0.080%) Figma
18 9 (0.080%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 157 (1.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 75 (0.67%) Magento
3 50 (0.44%) Oracle EBS
4 46 (0.41%) SAP S/4HANA
5 44 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
6 40 (0.36%) NetSuite
7 39 (0.35%) Payment Gateway
8 38 (0.34%) Oracle ERP
9 35 (0.31%) Shopify
10 34 (0.30%) Oracle EBS R12
11 28 (0.25%) assyst
12 24 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
13 23 (0.20%) Oracle Payables
14 22 (0.20%) Oracle BPM
14 22 (0.20%) Salesforce.com CRM
14 22 (0.20%) SAP Hybris
15 21 (0.19%) Oracle Receivables
16 19 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
17 17 (0.15%) Oracle Financials
18 15 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 1,780 (15.81%) Azure
2 1,447 (12.86%) AWS
3 1,025 (9.11%) Office 365
4 489 (4.34%) SaaS
5 379 (3.37%) Power Platform
6 296 (2.63%) GCP
7 191 (1.70%) Serverless
8 183 (1.63%) PaaS
9 172 (1.53%) Cloud Computing
10 160 (1.42%) Dynamics 365
11 159 (1.41%) IaaS
12 155 (1.38%) Azure Active Directory
13 148 (1.31%) GitHub
14 82 (0.73%) npm
15 73 (0.65%) AWS Lambda
16 70 (0.62%) Amazon S3
17 67 (0.60%) Azure Data Factory
18 66 (0.59%) Amazon EC2
19 51 (0.45%) AWS CloudFormation
20 45 (0.40%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 601 (5.34%) Firewall
2 436 (3.87%) TCP/IP
3 427 (3.79%) DNS
4 398 (3.54%) LAN
5 396 (3.52%) WAN
6 335 (2.98%) Internet
7 307 (2.73%) DHCP
8 291 (2.59%) VPN
9 248 (2.20%) Wireless
10 226 (2.01%) VoIP
11 186 (1.65%) Network Security
12 158 (1.40%) Wi-Fi
13 151 (1.34%) Skype
14 132 (1.17%) BGP
15 131 (1.16%) SAN
16 127 (1.13%) VLAN
17 124 (1.10%) MPLS
18 104 (0.92%) HTTP
19 91 (0.81%) SSL
20 74 (0.66%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,438 (12.78%) SQL Server
2 551 (4.90%) MySQL
3 426 (3.78%) Relational Database
4 346 (3.07%) Data Warehouse
5 343 (3.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 341 (3.03%) Power BI
7 306 (2.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 302 (2.68%) PostgreSQL
9 296 (2.63%) NoSQL
10 253 (2.25%) Big Data
10 253 (2.25%) MongoDB
11 139 (1.23%) RDBMS
12 136 (1.21%) Azure SQL Database
13 128 (1.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 127 (1.13%) Hadoop
15 115 (1.02%) Redis
16 111 (0.99%) Oracle Database
17 107 (0.95%) SQL Server 2012
18 86 (0.76%) SQL Server 2016
19 81 (0.72%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 964 (8.56%) Git (software)
2 702 (6.24%) JIRA
3 402 (3.57%) Jenkins
4 338 (3.00%) Visual Studio
5 257 (2.28%) Selenium
6 253 (2.25%) Team Foundation Server
7 153 (1.36%) Bitbucket
8 146 (1.30%) Maven
9 132 (1.17%) TeamCity
10 130 (1.15%) Visual Studio Team System
11 110 (0.98%) Octopus Deploy
12 108 (0.96%) JUnit
13 106 (0.94%) Cucumber
14 103 (0.92%) Subversion
15 96 (0.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 95 (0.84%) Jasmine
17 92 (0.82%) webpack
18 78 (0.69%) Karma Test Runner
19 70 (0.62%) JMeter
20 68 (0.60%) SoapUI
General
1 2,453 (21.79%) Finance
2 572 (5.08%) Banking
3 565 (5.02%) Retail
4 564 (5.01%) Marketing
5 400 (3.55%) Legal
6 319 (2.83%) Public Sector
7 312 (2.77%) Telecoms
8 249 (2.21%) Manufacturing
9 221 (1.96%) Games
10 197 (1.75%) Law
11 176 (1.56%) Front Office
12 158 (1.40%) Aerospace
13 136 (1.21%) Electronics
14 112 (1.00%) Automotive
15 109 (0.97%) Back Office
16 95 (0.84%) Advertising
17 86 (0.76%) Financial Institution
18 74 (0.66%) Local Government
19 68 (0.60%) Investment Banking
19 68 (0.60%) Military
Job Titles
1 2,818 (25.04%) Developer
2 1,653 (14.69%) Analyst
3 658 (5.85%) Software Engineer
4 592 (5.26%) Senior Developer
5 507 (4.50%) Consultant
6 476 (4.23%) Architect
7 454 (4.03%) Software Developer
8 452 (4.02%) .NET Developer
9 443 (3.94%) C# Developer
10 441 (3.92%) Support Engineer
11 400 (3.55%) Support Analyst
12 382 (3.39%) Java Developer
13 353 (3.14%) Business Analyst
14 345 (3.07%) Junior
15 342 (3.04%) Project Manager
16 314 (2.79%) IT Support
17 258 (2.29%) Administrator
18 245 (2.18%) Network Engineer
19 243 (2.16%) Applications Support
20 238 (2.11%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,593 (14.15%) .NET
2 1,264 (11.23%) HTML
3 1,096 (9.74%) CSS
4 802 (7.13%) AngularJS
5 596 (5.29%) Web Services
6 588 (5.22%) React
7 533 (4.74%) Node.js
8 526 (4.67%) ASP.NET
9 502 (4.46%) REST
10 455 (4.04%) HTML5
11 433 (3.85%) jQuery
12 422 (3.75%) RESTful
13 362 (3.22%) .NET Framework
13 362 (3.22%) XML
14 337 (2.99%) Spring
15 312 (2.77%) ASP.NET Web API
16 294 (2.61%) .NET Core
17 257 (2.28%) CSS3
18 244 (2.17%) ASP.NET MVC
19 204 (1.81%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3,640 (32.34%) Analytical Skills
2 919 (8.16%) Self-Motivation
3 727 (6.46%) User Experience
4 513 (4.56%) Management Information System
5 325 (2.89%) Mobile App
6 310 (2.75%) Data Centre
7 308 (2.74%) Algorithms
8 217 (1.93%) Driving Licence
9 198 (1.76%) Enterprise Software
10 193 (1.71%) Greenfield Project
11 189 (1.68%) Data Structures
12 116 (1.03%) Video Conferencing
13 114 (1.01%) Public Cloud
13 114 (1.01%) Virtual Team
14 112 (1.00%) Cloud Native
15 95 (0.84%) Analytical Mindset
16 84 (0.75%) Client/Server
17 83 (0.74%) iPad
18 77 (0.68%) Linux Command Line
19 71 (0.63%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 2,050 (18.21%) Windows
2 1,327 (11.79%) Linux
3 775 (6.89%) Windows Server
4 524 (4.66%) Windows 10
5 458 (4.07%) Unix
6 318 (2.83%) Android
7 298 (2.65%) Apple iOS
8 297 (2.64%) Windows 7
9 260 (2.31%) Windows Server 2012
10 179 (1.59%) Windows Server 2016
11 162 (1.44%) Windows Server 2008
12 121 (1.07%) Mac OS X
13 93 (0.83%) Windows 8
14 78 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 57 (0.51%) CentOS
16 53 (0.47%) Windows Server 2019
17 49 (0.44%) Windows XP
18 47 (0.42%) Mac OS
19 46 (0.41%) Ubuntu
20 45 (0.40%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,659 (32.51%) Agile Software Development
2 1,319 (11.72%) Software Engineering
3 1,180 (10.48%) Computer Science
4 1,106 (9.83%) Scrum
5 1,082 (9.61%) DevOps
6 1,078 (9.58%) Project Management
7 994 (8.83%) ITIL
8 832 (7.39%) Analytics
9 829 (7.36%) Mentoring
10 825 (7.33%) Test Automation
11 801 (7.12%) SDLC
12 741 (6.58%) Decision-Making
13 730 (6.49%) TDD
14 673 (5.98%) Stakeholder Management
15 648 (5.76%) Business Intelligence
16 625 (5.55%) Continuous Integration
17 611 (5.43%) MVC
18 602 (5.35%) Project Delivery
19 593 (5.27%) Time Management
20 589 (5.23%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 2,620 (23.28%) SQL
2 1,869 (16.60%) JavaScript
3 1,839 (16.34%) C#
4 1,647 (14.63%) Java
5 1,292 (11.48%) Python
6 593 (5.27%) C++
7 562 (4.99%) C
8 525 (4.66%) PowerShell
9 408 (3.62%) T-SQL
10 401 (3.56%) PHP
11 373 (3.31%) TypeScript
12 280 (2.49%) Bash Shell
13 250 (2.22%) Ruby
14 179 (1.59%) Java 8
15 164 (1.46%) Go
16 153 (1.36%) Scala
17 146 (1.30%) VB.NET
18 144 (1.28%) PL/SQL
19 139 (1.23%) Shell Script
20 135 (1.20%) VB
Qualifications
1 2,158 (19.17%) Degree
2 556 (4.94%) Computer Science Degree
3 433 (3.85%) Security Cleared
4 323 (2.87%) Cisco Certification
5 315 (2.80%) SC Cleared
6 272 (2.42%) Microsoft Certification
7 212 (1.88%) CCNA
8 168 (1.49%) CCNP
9 144 (1.28%) ITIL Certification
10 143 (1.27%) MCSE
11 126 (1.12%) ISTQB
12 114 (1.01%) Master's Degree
13 95 (0.84%) MCSA
14 94 (0.84%) CISSP
15 82 (0.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 80 (0.71%) JNCIA
17 77 (0.68%) Numerate Degree
18 76 (0.68%) PhD
19 74 (0.66%) ISEB
20 64 (0.57%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 662 (5.88%) QA
2 403 (3.58%) SLA
3 179 (1.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 141 (1.25%) Data Quality
5 125 (1.11%) GDPR
6 69 (0.61%) PMO
7 54 (0.48%) PCI DSS
8 38 (0.34%) NIST
9 34 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 33 (0.29%) COBIT
11 22 (0.20%) BS25999
12 17 (0.15%) Def Stans
13 16 (0.14%) GxP
14 14 (0.12%) ISO 22301
15 13 (0.12%) ISO 20022
16 12 (0.11%) NCSC
16 12 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
17 11 (0.098%) ISO 9001
17 11 (0.098%) SEPA
17 11 (0.098%) WCAG
System Software
1 1,084 (9.63%) Active Directory
2 678 (6.02%) Docker
3 553 (4.91%) VMware Infrastructure
4 234 (2.08%) Hyper-V
5 114 (1.01%) vSphere
6 111 (0.99%) XenApp
7 98 (0.87%) Firmware
8 77 (0.68%) VMware ESXi
9 74 (0.66%) XenDesktop
10 54 (0.48%) Virtual Machines
11 41 (0.36%) BitLocker
12 31 (0.28%) VirtualBox
13 30 (0.27%) NFS
14 26 (0.23%) KVM
15 25 (0.22%) Terminal Server
15 25 (0.22%) Virtual Desktop
16 20 (0.18%) Terminal Services
17 17 (0.15%) Virtual Servers
18 14 (0.12%) Citrix Hypervisor
19 12 (0.11%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 438 (3.89%) Kubernetes
2 292 (2.59%) SCCM
3 274 (2.43%) Terraform
4 267 (2.37%) Ansible
5 175 (1.55%) Puppet
6 125 (1.11%) Opscode Chef
7 91 (0.81%) Microsoft Intune
8 54 (0.48%) Kibana
9 51 (0.45%) SCOM
10 49 (0.44%) Grafana
11 45 (0.40%) WSUS
12 42 (0.37%) Backup Exec
13 41 (0.36%) Nagios
14 37 (0.33%) Single Sign-On
15 33 (0.29%) vCenter Server
16 26 (0.23%) FortiGate
17 25 (0.22%) AirWatch
17 25 (0.22%) Cisco Prime
18 22 (0.20%) Cisco CUCM
19 21 (0.19%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 2,442 (21.70%) Microsoft
2 780 (6.93%) VMware
3 594 (5.28%) Oracle
4 561 (4.98%) Cisco
5 319 (2.83%) Google
6 274 (2.43%) Citrix
7 262 (2.33%) Tableau
8 260 (2.31%) Salesforce.com
9 240 (2.13%) SAP
10 184 (1.63%) HP
11 175 (1.55%) IBM
12 171 (1.52%) Adobe
13 143 (1.27%) Apple
14 141 (1.25%) Juniper
15 125 (1.11%) Atlassian
16 116 (1.03%) ServiceNow
17 108 (0.96%) Dell
18 105 (0.93%) Red Hat
19 81 (0.72%) NetApp
20 80 (0.71%) Splunk