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

Problem-Solving
UK
6 months to
19 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 18 18 17
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 +4
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 16,747 15,847 19,226
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 9.44% 9.21% 9.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.40% 10.19% 10.43%
Number of salaries quoted 12,485 12,571 15,307
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,875 £24,250 £24,500
90th Percentile £76,250 £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 161,094 155,531 184,376
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 90.85% 90.42% 89.95%
Number of salaries quoted 130,584 127,997 153,140
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £29,000 £27,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 April 2018.

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 19 April 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 15,732 £45,500 +1.11% 2,615
UK excluding London 0 10,083 £42,500 +6.25% 1,867
London -2 6,317 £55,000 -2.65% 925
South East -1 3,053 £42,500 +6.25% 473
North of England +3 2,325 £40,000 +6.67% 475
Midlands +10 1,533 £40,000 - 295
East of England +1 1,303 £45,000 +11.11% 259
North West +2 1,280 £40,000 +6.67% 267
South West -3 1,201 £45,000 +12.50% 187
West Midlands +12 964 £40,000 +6.67% 173
Yorkshire +5 881 £42,500 +13.33% 155
East Midlands +7 563 £40,000 -5.88% 121
Scotland -9 506 £41,500 -2.35% 109
Wales +5 263 £40,000 +6.67% 53
North East -8 168 £42,000 +21.74% 53
Northern Ireland -19 30 £33,750 -25.00% 15
Isle of Man +8 6 £50,000 +7.53% 2

For the 6 months to 19 April 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 5,697 (34.02%) Analytical Skills
2 5,399 (32.24%) Agile Software Development
3 4,629 (27.64%) SQL
4 4,240 (25.32%) Finance
5 3,559 (21.25%) Degree
6 3,528 (21.07%) Microsoft
7 2,926 (17.47%) C#
8 2,842 (16.97%) Java
9 2,795 (16.69%) Windows
10 2,764 (16.50%) SQL Server
11 2,680 (16.00%) JavaScript
12 2,528 (15.10%) .NET
13 2,201 (13.14%) Linux
14 2,184 (13.04%) HTML
15 1,907 (11.39%) Software Engineering
16 1,756 (10.49%) Computer Science
17 1,739 (10.38%) Python
18 1,680 (10.03%) CSS
19 1,668 (9.96%) ITIL
20 1,648 (9.84%) Self-Motivation
21 1,632 (9.75%) Scrum
22 1,622 (9.69%) Project Management
23 1,517 (9.06%) TDD
24 1,508 (9.00%) Test Automation
25 1,391 (8.31%) MVC
26 1,345 (8.03%) SDLC
27 1,330 (7.94%) Amazon AWS
28 1,324 (7.91%) Web Services
29 1,322 (7.89%) AngularJS
30 1,268 (7.57%) DevOps

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
1 377 (2.25%) SharePoint
2 355 (2.12%) IIS
3 349 (2.08%) MS Exchange
4 319 (1.90%) Apache Spark
5 302 (1.80%) CMS
6 244 (1.46%) Apache
7 227 (1.36%) Elasticsearch
8 182 (1.09%) Confluence
9 174 (1.04%) Tomcat
10 159 (0.95%) Skype for Business
11 155 (0.93%) WebSphere
12 140 (0.84%) SAS
13 133 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2010
14 105 (0.63%) JBoss
15 104 (0.62%) WordPress
16 102 (0.61%) nginx
17 99 (0.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 97 (0.58%) BizTalk Server
19 95 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2013
20 70 (0.42%) Drupal
Applications
1 1,218 (7.27%) Microsoft Office
2 827 (4.94%) Microsoft Excel
3 246 (1.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 189 (1.13%) MS Visio
5 118 (0.70%) Microsoft Project
6 93 (0.56%) Photoshop
7 55 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
8 50 (0.30%) SPSS
9 45 (0.27%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 44 (0.26%) Adobe Illustrator
11 36 (0.21%) InVision
12 14 (0.084%) Mathematica
13 12 (0.072%) Adobe After Effects
14 11 (0.066%) Chatbot
15 9 (0.054%) InDesign
15 9 (0.054%) Stata
16 8 (0.048%) Weka
17 7 (0.042%) Adobe Premiere
17 7 (0.042%) Maya
17 7 (0.042%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 210 (1.25%) Dynamics NAV
2 167 (1.00%) Dynamics CRM
3 123 (0.73%) Dynamics AX
4 92 (0.55%) Oracle EBS
5 85 (0.51%) NetSuite
6 79 (0.47%) Magento
7 77 (0.46%) Oracle EBS R12
8 68 (0.41%) SAP FI
9 66 (0.39%) SAP CO
9 66 (0.39%) SAP FI/CO
10 61 (0.36%) SAP Hybris
11 42 (0.25%) Oracle Financials
12 40 (0.24%) Oracle Receivables
13 37 (0.22%) SAP SD
14 35 (0.21%) Maximo
15 33 (0.20%) Oracle Payables
16 31 (0.19%) JDE EnterpriseOne
16 31 (0.19%) SAP MM
17 30 (0.18%) Oracle Assets
18 29 (0.17%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 1,330 (7.94%) Amazon AWS
2 1,207 (7.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 644 (3.85%) Office 365
4 552 (3.30%) SaaS
5 234 (1.40%) PaaS
6 208 (1.24%) Cloud Computing
7 160 (0.96%) GitHub
8 156 (0.93%) IaaS
9 137 (0.82%) Google Cloud Platform
10 102 (0.61%) npm
10 102 (0.61%) Serverless
11 96 (0.57%) Dynamics 365
12 89 (0.53%) Google Analytics
13 67 (0.40%) Amazon EC2
14 49 (0.29%) Amazon S3
15 48 (0.29%) AWS CloudFormation
16 39 (0.23%) OneDrive
17 37 (0.22%) AdWords
18 36 (0.21%) Basecamp
19 35 (0.21%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 759 (4.53%) Firewall
2 517 (3.09%) DNS
3 506 (3.02%) TCP/IP
4 496 (2.96%) Internet
5 377 (2.25%) WAN
6 371 (2.22%) Wireless
7 360 (2.15%) HTTP
8 357 (2.13%) LAN
9 311 (1.86%) DHCP
10 286 (1.71%) VPN
11 248 (1.48%) SAN
12 240 (1.43%) Network Security
13 213 (1.27%) VoIP
14 163 (0.97%) MPLS
15 159 (0.95%) BGP
16 149 (0.89%) Wi-Fi
17 141 (0.84%) OSPF
17 141 (0.84%) Skype
18 126 (0.75%) VLAN
19 121 (0.72%) Hyperconnected
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,764 (16.50%) SQL Server
2 809 (4.83%) Big Data
3 668 (3.99%) MySQL
4 635 (3.79%) Relational Database
5 547 (3.27%) NoSQL
6 539 (3.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 530 (3.16%) Data Warehouse
8 499 (2.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 460 (2.75%) MongoDB
10 363 (2.17%) Hadoop
11 335 (2.00%) Oracle Database
12 316 (1.89%) PostgreSQL
13 292 (1.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 263 (1.57%) SQL Server 2008
15 229 (1.37%) Power BI
16 183 (1.09%) Apache Cassandra
17 182 (1.09%) RDBMS
18 155 (0.93%) SQL Server 2016
19 152 (0.91%) SQL Server 2012
20 140 (0.84%) Redis
Development Applications
1 1,181 (7.05%) Git (software)
2 818 (4.88%) JIRA
3 669 (3.99%) Jenkins
4 558 (3.33%) Visual Studio
5 472 (2.82%) Selenium
6 466 (2.78%) Team Foundation Server
7 323 (1.93%) JUnit
8 305 (1.82%) Subversion
9 217 (1.30%) Maven
10 204 (1.22%) Cucumber
11 202 (1.21%) Bitbucket
12 200 (1.19%) TeamCity
13 198 (1.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 150 (0.90%) gulp
15 145 (0.87%) Gradle
16 125 (0.75%) Android Studio
17 118 (0.70%) Calabash
18 115 (0.69%) Mockito
19 112 (0.67%) Octopus Deploy
20 107 (0.64%) Grunt
General
1 4,240 (25.32%) Finance
2 1,199 (7.16%) Retail
3 1,125 (6.72%) Banking
4 813 (4.85%) Marketing
5 644 (3.85%) Manufacturing
6 494 (2.95%) Games
7 475 (2.84%) Advertising
8 410 (2.45%) Investment Banking
9 390 (2.33%) Telecoms
10 373 (2.23%) Legal
11 362 (2.16%) Electronics
12 323 (1.93%) Financial Institution
13 318 (1.90%) Publishing
14 301 (1.80%) Front Office
15 237 (1.42%) Law
16 202 (1.21%) Back Office
17 162 (0.97%) Billing
18 131 (0.78%) Automotive
19 78 (0.47%) German Language
20 73 (0.44%) French Language
Job Titles
1 4,570 (27.29%) Developer
2 2,926 (17.47%) Analyst
3 1,050 (6.27%) .NET Developer
3 1,050 (6.27%) Consultant
4 902 (5.39%) C# Developer
5 863 (5.15%) Architect
6 807 (4.82%) Java Developer
7 736 (4.39%) Support Engineer
8 725 (4.33%) Software Developer
9 717 (4.28%) Software Engineer
10 708 (4.23%) Support Analyst
11 678 (4.05%) Senior Developer
12 676 (4.04%) Business Analyst
13 564 (3.37%) C# .NET Developer
14 555 (3.31%) Applications Support
15 491 (2.93%) Junior
16 461 (2.75%) IT Support
17 416 (2.48%) Graduate
18 406 (2.42%) SQL Developer
19 387 (2.31%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,528 (15.10%) .NET
2 2,184 (13.04%) HTML
3 1,680 (10.03%) CSS
4 1,324 (7.91%) Web Services
5 1,322 (7.89%) AngularJS
6 1,141 (6.81%) ASP.NET
7 856 (5.11%) HTML5
8 769 (4.59%) jQuery
9 752 (4.49%) RESTful
10 739 (4.41%) XML
11 646 (3.86%) REST
12 623 (3.72%) ASP.NET MVC
13 589 (3.52%) Spring
14 564 (3.37%) .NET Framework
15 556 (3.32%) ASP.NET Web API
16 529 (3.16%) Node.js
17 510 (3.05%) React
18 452 (2.70%) WCF
19 392 (2.34%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 387 (2.31%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 5,697 (34.02%) Analytical Skills
2 1,756 (10.49%) Computer Science
3 1,648 (9.84%) Self-Motivation
4 1,048 (6.26%) User Experience
5 785 (4.69%) Management Information System
6 488 (2.91%) Algorithms
7 475 (2.84%) Data Centre
8 469 (2.80%) Fintech
9 395 (2.36%) Enterprise Software
9 395 (2.36%) Mobile App
10 391 (2.33%) Greenfield Project
11 292 (1.74%) Data Structures
12 228 (1.36%) Virtual Team
13 223 (1.33%) Equities
14 192 (1.15%) Fixed Income
15 190 (1.13%) Driving Licence
16 182 (1.09%) Linux Command Line
17 161 (0.96%) Derivative
18 157 (0.94%) Cyberthreat
19 136 (0.81%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 2,795 (16.69%) Windows
2 2,201 (13.14%) Linux
3 1,035 (6.18%) Windows Server
4 869 (5.19%) Unix
5 462 (2.76%) Windows 7
6 444 (2.65%) Android
7 371 (2.22%) Windows 10
8 354 (2.11%) Apple iOS
9 344 (2.05%) Windows Server 2012
10 340 (2.03%) Windows Server 2008
11 178 (1.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 162 (0.97%) Windows 8
13 131 (0.78%) CentOS
14 113 (0.67%) AIX
15 105 (0.63%) Solaris
16 90 (0.54%) Ubuntu
17 84 (0.50%) Windows Server 2003
18 81 (0.48%) Mac OS X
19 75 (0.45%) Mac OS
20 54 (0.32%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5,399 (32.24%) Agile Software Development
2 1,907 (11.39%) Software Engineering
3 1,668 (9.96%) ITIL
4 1,632 (9.75%) Scrum
5 1,622 (9.69%) Project Management
6 1,517 (9.06%) TDD
7 1,508 (9.00%) Test Automation
8 1,391 (8.31%) MVC
9 1,345 (8.03%) SDLC
10 1,268 (7.57%) DevOps
11 1,243 (7.42%) Analytics
12 1,236 (7.38%) Continuous Integration
13 1,227 (7.33%) Continuous Improvement
14 1,219 (7.28%) OO
15 1,100 (6.57%) Stakeholder Management
16 1,019 (6.08%) Business Intelligence
17 924 (5.52%) Mentoring
18 870 (5.19%) Decision-Making
19 848 (5.06%) Mathematics
20 825 (4.93%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 4,629 (27.64%) SQL
2 2,926 (17.47%) C#
3 2,842 (16.97%) Java
4 2,680 (16.00%) JavaScript
5 1,739 (10.38%) Python
6 1,081 (6.45%) C++
7 756 (4.51%) T-SQL
8 689 (4.11%) C
9 664 (3.96%) PHP
10 531 (3.17%) PowerShell
11 456 (2.72%) Bash Shell
12 394 (2.35%) Ruby
13 382 (2.28%) Perl
14 333 (1.99%) Scala
15 329 (1.96%) PL/SQL
16 312 (1.86%) R
16 312 (1.86%) Shell Script
17 213 (1.27%) TypeScript
18 212 (1.27%) VBA
19 205 (1.22%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 3,559 (21.25%) Degree
2 693 (4.14%) Computer Science Degree
3 551 (3.29%) Security Cleared
4 461 (2.75%) Microsoft Certification
5 398 (2.38%) Cisco Certification
6 285 (1.70%) SC Cleared
7 271 (1.62%) ITIL Certification
8 270 (1.61%) CISSP
9 243 (1.45%) CCNA
10 240 (1.43%) CCNP
11 215 (1.28%) MCSE
12 191 (1.14%) ISEB
13 184 (1.10%) PhD
14 180 (1.07%) ISTQB
15 150 (0.90%) CISM
16 131 (0.78%) MCSA
17 130 (0.78%) Master's Degree
18 124 (0.74%) PMI Certification
19 109 (0.65%) PMP
20 104 (0.62%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,064 (6.35%) QA
2 653 (3.90%) SLA
3 238 (1.42%) Data Quality
4 222 (1.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 169 (1.01%) PMO
6 140 (0.84%) GDPR
7 119 (0.71%) PCI DSS
8 54 (0.32%) MiFID
9 51 (0.30%) ISO 9001
10 36 (0.21%) GCP
11 35 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials
12 34 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 32 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 30 (0.18%) Actionable Recommendations
15 25 (0.15%) COBIT
16 23 (0.14%) ISAE 3402
17 21 (0.13%) SSAE 16
18 20 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
19 18 (0.11%) HIPAA
20 16 (0.096%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1,209 (7.22%) Active Directory
2 558 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 536 (3.20%) Docker
4 352 (2.10%) Hyper-V
5 132 (0.79%) vSphere
6 126 (0.75%) VMware ESXi
7 111 (0.66%) XenApp
8 76 (0.45%) Virtual Machines
9 71 (0.42%) Firmware
10 50 (0.30%) XenDesktop
11 49 (0.29%) HDFS
12 34 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
12 34 (0.20%) Virtual Servers
13 28 (0.17%) XenServer
14 25 (0.15%) KVM
15 24 (0.14%) Oracle RAC
16 20 (0.12%) Apache Flume
16 20 (0.12%) BitLocker
16 20 (0.12%) VirtualBox
17 18 (0.11%) iptables
Systems Management
1 434 (2.59%) Puppet
2 365 (2.18%) Ansible
3 327 (1.95%) Opscode Chef
4 252 (1.50%) SCCM
5 195 (1.16%) Kubernetes
6 146 (0.87%) Terraform
7 92 (0.55%) Nagios
8 71 (0.42%) HockeyApp
9 58 (0.35%) SCOM
10 39 (0.23%) Cacti
11 38 (0.23%) Cisco CUCM
12 37 (0.22%) Backup Exec
13 36 (0.21%) Failover Clustering
14 35 (0.21%) FortiGate
15 34 (0.20%) Tivoli
16 33 (0.20%) Graphite
17 31 (0.19%) Salt
18 29 (0.17%) Cobbler
19 26 (0.16%) HP Quality Center
19 26 (0.16%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 3,528 (21.07%) Microsoft
2 1,246 (7.44%) Oracle
3 931 (5.56%) VMware
4 737 (4.40%) SAP
5 699 (4.17%) Cisco
6 535 (3.19%) Google
7 474 (2.83%) Citrix
8 316 (1.89%) Salesforce.com
9 297 (1.77%) HP
10 292 (1.74%) Tableau
11 226 (1.35%) IBM
12 214 (1.28%) Adobe
13 171 (1.02%) Red Hat
14 169 (1.01%) Juniper
15 166 (0.99%) Atlassian
16 165 (0.99%) Apple
17 148 (0.88%) Splunk
18 128 (0.76%) Veeam
19 127 (0.76%) Sophos
20 121 (0.72%) Capita