Period
to 24 June 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 24 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Problem-Solving
UK
6 months to
24 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 17 18 17
Rank change year-on-year +1 -1 +4
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 17,500 16,446 18,387
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 10.07% 9.50% 9.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.10% 10.49% 10.15%
Number of salaries quoted 12,432 12,580 14,860
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,500 £24,250 £23,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +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 157,728 156,811 181,236
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 90.74% 90.60% 89.98%
Number of salaries quoted 126,509 127,671 150,738
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +1.06%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +2.41%

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 24 June 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 24 June 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 +1 16,499 £47,500 +5.56% 2,525
UK excluding London +1 9,925 £42,500 +6.25% 1,788
London +3 7,248 £55,000 - 909
South East -1 2,945 £45,000 +12.50% 467
North of England +3 2,257 £40,000 +6.67% 435
Midlands +8 1,541 £40,000 - 280
East of England +2 1,270 £45,000 +5.88% 216
North West +2 1,252 £40,000 +6.67% 237
South West +2 1,208 £42,500 +6.25% 216
West Midlands +10 971 £40,000 +6.67% 161
Yorkshire -2 823 £42,250 +12.67% 152
East Midlands +2 565 £40,000 - 119
Scotland -7 510 £44,250 +4.12% 120
Wales +6 252 £40,210 +0.52% 42
North East -3 182 £40,000 +14.29% 46
Northern Ireland -8 36 £31,500 -23.17% 10
Isle of Man +8 10 £55,000 +27.91% 1
Channel Islands +4 4 £72,500 +11.54% 1

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 6,148 (35.13%) Analytical Skills
2 5,790 (33.09%) Agile Software Development
3 4,999 (28.57%) Finance
4 4,770 (27.26%) SQL
5 3,895 (22.26%) Degree
6 3,457 (19.75%) Microsoft
7 3,253 (18.59%) Java
8 3,094 (17.68%) JavaScript
9 3,089 (17.65%) C#
10 2,845 (16.26%) SQL Server
11 2,836 (16.21%) Windows
12 2,652 (15.15%) .NET
13 2,392 (13.67%) HTML
14 2,305 (13.17%) Linux
15 1,996 (11.41%) Computer Science
16 1,901 (10.86%) Software Engineering
17 1,879 (10.74%) Python
18 1,785 (10.20%) Banking
19 1,771 (10.12%) CSS
20 1,769 (10.11%) Project Management
21 1,720 (9.83%) TDD
22 1,709 (9.77%) Self-Motivation
23 1,689 (9.65%) Scrum
24 1,671 (9.55%) ITIL
25 1,571 (8.98%) SDLC
26 1,519 (8.68%) Test Automation
27 1,510 (8.63%) AngularJS
28 1,459 (8.34%) OO
29 1,440 (8.23%) Amazon AWS
30 1,420 (8.11%) 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
1 414 (2.37%) SharePoint
2 388 (2.22%) MS Exchange
3 378 (2.16%) CMS
4 373 (2.13%) IIS
5 366 (2.09%) Apache Spark
6 283 (1.62%) Elasticsearch
7 272 (1.55%) Apache
8 231 (1.32%) Confluence
9 205 (1.17%) Tomcat
10 152 (0.87%) Skype for Business
11 150 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2010
12 147 (0.84%) WebSphere
13 135 (0.77%) JBoss
14 124 (0.71%) SAS
15 115 (0.66%) WordPress
16 108 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2013
17 104 (0.59%) EPiServer
17 104 (0.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 99 (0.57%) BizTalk Server
19 95 (0.54%) nginx
Applications
1 1,191 (6.81%) Microsoft Office
2 831 (4.75%) Microsoft Excel
3 295 (1.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 186 (1.06%) MS Visio
5 147 (0.84%) Microsoft Project
6 116 (0.66%) Photoshop
7 64 (0.37%) Adobe Illustrator
8 61 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
9 41 (0.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 40 (0.23%) InVision
11 37 (0.21%) SPSS
12 18 (0.10%) Simulink
13 17 (0.097%) Adobe After Effects
13 17 (0.097%) InDesign
14 11 (0.063%) Stata
15 8 (0.046%) Adobe Premiere
15 8 (0.046%) Chatbot
16 7 (0.040%) Acrobat
16 7 (0.040%) AutoCAD
16 7 (0.040%) Maya
Business Applications
1 204 (1.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 185 (1.06%) Dynamics NAV
3 113 (0.65%) Dynamics AX
4 103 (0.59%) NetSuite
5 79 (0.45%) Oracle EBS
6 64 (0.37%) Magento
7 58 (0.33%) Oracle EBS R12
8 49 (0.28%) Eloqua
9 46 (0.26%) SAP MM
10 44 (0.25%) SAP CO
10 44 (0.25%) SAP FI
10 44 (0.25%) SAP FI/CO
11 39 (0.22%) Maximo
12 37 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
13 33 (0.19%) Oracle Financials
14 31 (0.18%) SAP SD
15 29 (0.17%) SAP QM
16 28 (0.16%) Markit EDM
16 28 (0.16%) SAP S/4HANA
17 26 (0.15%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 1,440 (8.23%) Amazon AWS
2 1,408 (8.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 694 (3.97%) Office 365
4 518 (2.96%) SaaS
5 232 (1.33%) PaaS
6 194 (1.11%) Cloud Computing
7 192 (1.10%) GitHub
8 178 (1.02%) IaaS
9 154 (0.88%) Google Cloud Platform
10 138 (0.79%) npm
11 115 (0.66%) Serverless
12 104 (0.59%) Dynamics 365
13 88 (0.50%) Google Analytics
14 76 (0.43%) Amazon EC2
15 66 (0.38%) AWS CloudFormation
16 52 (0.30%) AWS Lambda
17 48 (0.27%) Amazon S3
18 42 (0.24%) Amazon CloudWatch
19 41 (0.23%) Adobe Analytics
20 35 (0.20%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 801 (4.58%) Firewall
2 549 (3.14%) TCP/IP
3 501 (2.86%) DNS
4 500 (2.86%) Internet
5 437 (2.50%) WAN
6 416 (2.38%) LAN
7 338 (1.93%) VPN
8 335 (1.91%) HTTP
9 320 (1.83%) DHCP
10 318 (1.82%) Wireless
11 303 (1.73%) SAN
12 257 (1.47%) Network Security
13 243 (1.39%) VoIP
14 179 (1.02%) MPLS
15 155 (0.89%) Cisco ASA
16 153 (0.87%) BGP
17 152 (0.87%) Wi-Fi
18 140 (0.80%) OSPF
19 133 (0.76%) Skype
20 131 (0.75%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,845 (16.26%) SQL Server
2 1,410 (8.06%) Big Data
3 876 (5.01%) Relational Database
4 726 (4.15%) NoSQL
5 694 (3.97%) MySQL
6 584 (3.34%) MongoDB
7 512 (2.93%) Data Warehouse
8 489 (2.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 484 (2.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 420 (2.40%) Hadoop
11 329 (1.88%) Oracle Database
12 314 (1.79%) PostgreSQL
13 266 (1.52%) RDBMS
14 249 (1.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 245 (1.40%) SQL Server 2008
16 233 (1.33%) Power BI
17 193 (1.10%) Apache Cassandra
18 189 (1.08%) SQL Server 2016
19 188 (1.07%) DB2
20 184 (1.05%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1,314 (7.51%) Git (software)
2 789 (4.51%) JIRA
3 710 (4.06%) Jenkins
4 612 (3.50%) Visual Studio
5 520 (2.97%) Team Foundation Server
6 505 (2.89%) Selenium
7 350 (2.00%) Subversion
8 333 (1.90%) JUnit
9 305 (1.74%) Maven
10 242 (1.38%) TeamCity
11 218 (1.25%) Cucumber
12 175 (1.00%) gulp
13 169 (0.97%) Octopus Deploy
14 156 (0.89%) Bitbucket
15 147 (0.84%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 140 (0.80%) Gradle
17 138 (0.79%) Protractor
18 127 (0.73%) Mocha
19 126 (0.72%) WebDriver
20 117 (0.67%) webpack
General
1 4,999 (28.57%) Finance
2 1,785 (10.20%) Banking
3 1,171 (6.69%) Retail
4 1,062 (6.07%) Investment Banking
5 999 (5.71%) Financial Institution
6 825 (4.71%) Marketing
7 521 (2.98%) Manufacturing
8 456 (2.61%) Games
9 424 (2.42%) Legal
10 406 (2.32%) Advertising
11 377 (2.15%) Front Office
12 360 (2.06%) Telecoms
13 313 (1.79%) Electronics
14 246 (1.41%) Law
15 240 (1.37%) Publishing
16 207 (1.18%) Back Office
17 134 (0.77%) Automotive
18 127 (0.73%) Billing
19 78 (0.45%) Retail Banking
20 77 (0.44%) German Language
Job Titles
1 4,834 (27.62%) Developer
2 2,915 (16.66%) Analyst
3 1,012 (5.78%) .NET Developer
4 917 (5.24%) C# Developer
5 896 (5.12%) Java Developer
6 879 (5.02%) Architect
7 876 (5.01%) Consultant
8 764 (4.37%) Senior Developer
9 757 (4.33%) Software Engineer
10 685 (3.91%) Business Analyst
11 674 (3.85%) Support Engineer
12 667 (3.81%) Software Developer
13 659 (3.77%) Support Analyst
14 511 (2.92%) C# .NET Developer
15 483 (2.76%) Applications Support
16 479 (2.74%) Junior
17 450 (2.57%) Graduate
18 446 (2.55%) IT Support
19 418 (2.39%) Project Manager
20 379 (2.17%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,652 (15.15%) .NET
2 2,392 (13.67%) HTML
3 1,771 (10.12%) CSS
4 1,510 (8.63%) AngularJS
5 1,297 (7.41%) Web Services
6 1,115 (6.37%) ASP.NET
7 1,028 (5.87%) HTML5
8 905 (5.17%) RESTful
9 801 (4.58%) XML
10 788 (4.50%) jQuery
11 729 (4.17%) REST
12 681 (3.89%) Spring
13 661 (3.78%) React
14 599 (3.42%) .NET Framework
15 585 (3.34%) ASP.NET MVC
16 536 (3.06%) ASP.NET Web API
17 521 (2.98%) Node.js
18 479 (2.74%) CSS3
19 456 (2.61%) WCF
20 418 (2.39%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 6,148 (35.13%) Analytical Skills
2 1,996 (11.41%) Computer Science
3 1,709 (9.77%) Self-Motivation
4 1,158 (6.62%) User Experience
5 900 (5.14%) Management Information System
6 802 (4.58%) Cyberthreat
7 574 (3.28%) Algorithms
8 542 (3.10%) Data Centre
9 481 (2.75%) Fintech
10 428 (2.45%) Enterprise Software
11 413 (2.36%) Data Structures
12 412 (2.35%) Mobile App
13 396 (2.26%) Greenfield Project
14 285 (1.63%) Fixed Income
15 273 (1.56%) Virtual Team
16 270 (1.54%) Equities
17 210 (1.20%) Driving Licence
18 189 (1.08%) Derivative
19 178 (1.02%) Analytical Mindset
20 175 (1.00%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 2,836 (16.21%) Windows
2 2,305 (13.17%) Linux
3 1,043 (5.96%) Windows Server
4 1,008 (5.76%) Unix
5 423 (2.42%) Android
6 421 (2.41%) Windows 7
7 380 (2.17%) Windows 10
8 366 (2.09%) Windows Server 2012
9 356 (2.03%) Windows Server 2008
10 307 (1.75%) Apple iOS
11 196 (1.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 136 (0.78%) Windows 8
13 117 (0.67%) Solaris
14 110 (0.63%) CentOS
15 101 (0.58%) Mac OS X
16 99 (0.57%) AIX
17 93 (0.53%) Ubuntu
18 92 (0.53%) Windows Server 2003
19 85 (0.49%) Mac OS
20 50 (0.29%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5,790 (33.09%) Agile Software Development
2 1,901 (10.86%) Software Engineering
3 1,769 (10.11%) Project Management
4 1,720 (9.83%) TDD
5 1,689 (9.65%) Scrum
6 1,671 (9.55%) ITIL
7 1,571 (8.98%) SDLC
8 1,519 (8.68%) Test Automation
9 1,459 (8.34%) OO
10 1,420 (8.11%) Analytics
11 1,394 (7.97%) MVC
12 1,357 (7.75%) DevOps
13 1,292 (7.38%) Continuous Improvement
13 1,292 (7.38%) Continuous Integration
14 1,282 (7.33%) Risk Management
15 1,078 (6.16%) Mentoring
16 1,058 (6.05%) Stakeholder Management
17 976 (5.58%) Business Intelligence
18 975 (5.57%) Decision-Making
19 943 (5.39%) Innovative Thinking
Programming Languages
1 4,770 (27.26%) SQL
2 3,253 (18.59%) Java
3 3,094 (17.68%) JavaScript
4 3,089 (17.65%) C#
5 1,879 (10.74%) Python
6 1,157 (6.61%) C++
7 721 (4.12%) C
8 713 (4.07%) T-SQL
9 663 (3.79%) PHP
10 652 (3.73%) PowerShell
11 458 (2.62%) Bash Shell
12 428 (2.45%) Scala
13 423 (2.42%) Perl
14 370 (2.11%) Shell Script
15 329 (1.88%) Ruby
16 313 (1.79%) PL/SQL
17 288 (1.65%) R
18 279 (1.59%) Java 8
19 225 (1.29%) VBA
20 219 (1.25%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 3,895 (22.26%) Degree
2 848 (4.85%) Computer Science Degree
3 538 (3.07%) Security Cleared
4 477 (2.73%) Microsoft Certification
5 395 (2.26%) Cisco Certification
6 295 (1.69%) CISSP
7 293 (1.67%) SC Cleared
8 265 (1.51%) MCSE
9 238 (1.36%) ITIL Certification
10 230 (1.31%) CCNP
11 226 (1.29%) CCNA
12 215 (1.23%) Master's Degree
13 181 (1.03%) ISEB
14 179 (1.02%) CISM
15 166 (0.95%) PMI Certification
16 162 (0.93%) ISTQB
17 147 (0.84%) PhD
18 139 (0.79%) MCSA
19 125 (0.71%) PMP
20 124 (0.71%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,108 (6.33%) QA
2 612 (3.50%) SLA
3 238 (1.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 218 (1.25%) Data Quality
5 185 (1.06%) GDPR
6 168 (0.96%) PMO
7 122 (0.70%) PCI DSS
8 65 (0.37%) MiFID
9 58 (0.33%) ISO 9001
10 53 (0.30%) GCP
11 48 (0.27%) Cyber Essentials
12 37 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 33 (0.19%) COBIT
14 30 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 29 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
16 20 (0.11%) ISAE 3402
17 19 (0.11%) HIPAA
17 19 (0.11%) SSAE 16
18 13 (0.074%) DO-178B
19 12 (0.069%) WCAG
System Software
1 1,262 (7.21%) Active Directory
2 602 (3.44%) Docker
3 581 (3.32%) VMware Infrastructure
4 350 (2.00%) Hyper-V
5 158 (0.90%) VMware ESXi
6 153 (0.87%) vSphere
7 142 (0.81%) XenApp
8 110 (0.63%) Firmware
9 93 (0.53%) Virtual Machines
10 77 (0.44%) XenDesktop
11 68 (0.39%) HDFS
12 38 (0.22%) Virtual Desktop
13 34 (0.19%) Microsoft App-V
14 33 (0.19%) Terminal Services
15 26 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
15 26 (0.15%) vCloud
16 23 (0.13%) VMware NSX
16 23 (0.13%) XenServer
17 20 (0.11%) KVM
18 19 (0.11%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 438 (2.50%) Puppet
2 366 (2.09%) Ansible
3 321 (1.83%) Opscode Chef
4 251 (1.43%) Kubernetes
5 249 (1.42%) SCCM
6 176 (1.01%) Terraform
7 69 (0.39%) SCOM
8 62 (0.35%) Nagios
9 55 (0.31%) Backup Exec
10 49 (0.28%) Cisco CUCM
10 49 (0.28%) Kibana
11 47 (0.27%) HockeyApp
12 43 (0.25%) Failover Clustering
13 42 (0.24%) WSUS
14 38 (0.22%) FortiGate
15 37 (0.21%) Packer
16 35 (0.20%) Cacti
16 35 (0.20%) ZABBIX
17 34 (0.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
18 32 (0.18%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 3,457 (19.75%) Microsoft
2 1,294 (7.39%) Oracle
3 943 (5.39%) VMware
4 727 (4.15%) Cisco
5 618 (3.53%) SAP
6 506 (2.89%) Citrix
7 489 (2.79%) Google
8 331 (1.89%) Salesforce.com
9 319 (1.82%) Tableau
10 293 (1.67%) HP
11 256 (1.46%) IBM
12 238 (1.36%) Sybase
13 230 (1.31%) Adobe
14 186 (1.06%) Splunk
15 175 (1.00%) Red Hat
16 164 (0.94%) Capita
17 160 (0.91%) Apple
17 160 (0.91%) Juniper
18 156 (0.89%) Atlassian
19 152 (0.87%) Veeam