Problem Solving
UK

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 29 May 2024 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

6 months to
29 May 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 8 13 14
Rank change year-on-year +5 +1 +5
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 14,947 12,713 24,986
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 14.47% 13.08% 15.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 17.20% 13.69% 15.64%
Number of salaries quoted 9,473 6,557 10,009
10th Percentile £26,000 £29,000 £29,750
25th Percentile £32,750 £39,750 £38,037
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £48,900 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year -11.09% - +10.00%
75th Percentile £67,500 £76,250 £72,399
90th Percentile £84,964 £95,000 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £47,000
% change year-on-year -10.00% +6.38% +4.44%

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK

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.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 86,886 92,843 159,778
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 84.13% 95.56% 95.90%
Number of salaries quoted 60,763 54,795 82,800
10th Percentile £29,250 £34,000 £33,500
25th Percentile £40,000 £45,000 £43,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £60,899 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -9.69% +1.50% +9.09%
75th Percentile £72,500 £81,250 £80,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £100,000 £96,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year -9.09% +4.76% +9.38%

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 29 May 2024.

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 29 May 2024. 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
Jobs
England +5 13,080 £50,000 -9.09% 5,740
UK excluding London +6 11,047 £45,000 -10.00% 4,258
Work from Home +4 4,771 £54,000 -10.00% 2,010
London +2 3,300 £70,000 - 1,615
South East +4 2,936 £45,000 -14.29% 951
North of England +8 2,503 £45,000 - 1,102
Midlands +4 1,809 £40,000 -15.79% 870
South West +7 1,375 £47,500 -5.00% 564
North West +10 1,305 £45,000 -5.26% 593
West Midlands +3 1,155 £42,500 -12.51% 526
East of England +6 1,037 £42,500 -11.46% 500
Scotland -8 919 £45,000 -10.00% 287
Yorkshire +4 910 £42,560 -1.02% 378
East Midlands +8 631 £37,500 -16.67% 347
Wales +5 317 £42,000 +5.00% 109
North East +18 287 £41,500 -2.35% 151
Northern Ireland +15 139 £46,250 -22.92% 50
Isle of Man +3 19 £37,000 +23.33% 6

Problem-Solving
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 491 (3.28%) SharePoint
2 426 (2.85%) Microsoft Exchange
3 229 (1.53%) Apache
4 206 (1.38%) Apache Spark
5 159 (1.06%) Confluence
6 153 (1.02%) CMS
7 131 (0.88%) IIS
8 121 (0.81%) WordPress
9 57 (0.38%) SAS
10 42 (0.28%) WebLogic
11 33 (0.22%) Apache Airflow
11 33 (0.22%) OpenStack
12 31 (0.21%) Umbraco
13 30 (0.20%) nginx
14 25 (0.17%) OpenEdge
15 19 (0.13%) Drupal
16 18 (0.12%) FileNet
17 17 (0.11%) Cloud Foundry
18 16 (0.11%) ArcGIS
18 16 (0.11%) Jupyter
Applications
1 1,263 (8.45%) Microsoft Office
2 979 (6.55%) Microsoft Excel
3 318 (2.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 79 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
5 72 (0.48%) Microsoft Project
5 72 (0.48%) Sketch
6 60 (0.40%) MS Visio
7 46 (0.31%) AutoCAD
7 46 (0.31%) Photoshop
8 43 (0.29%) Simulink
9 29 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 29 (0.19%) Trello
10 25 (0.17%) Adobe XD
11 22 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
12 18 (0.12%) SOLIDWORKS
13 17 (0.11%) InDesign
14 13 (0.087%) SPSS
15 12 (0.080%) Chatbot
16 11 (0.074%) InVision
17 10 (0.067%) Revit
Business Applications
1 140 (0.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 54 (0.36%) Shopify
3 52 (0.35%) NetSuite
3 52 (0.35%) SAP S/4HANA
4 41 (0.27%) Magento
4 41 (0.27%) Siebel CRM
5 22 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
6 20 (0.13%) SAP ERP
7 19 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
7 19 (0.13%) Salesforce CRM
8 18 (0.12%) SDL Web 8
9 17 (0.11%) Endur
9 17 (0.11%) iTrent
10 16 (0.11%) Payment Gateway
11 14 (0.094%) Teamcenter
12 13 (0.087%) Infor SunSystems
12 13 (0.087%) SAP Business One
12 13 (0.087%) Unit4 Business World
13 12 (0.080%) SAP MM
14 11 (0.074%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 2,596 (17.37%) Azure
2 2,049 (13.71%) AWS
3 1,456 (9.74%) Microsoft 365
4 805 (5.39%) Power Platform
5 784 (5.25%) GCP
6 513 (3.43%) SaaS
7 389 (2.60%) Azure DevOps
8 303 (2.03%) Entra ID
9 295 (1.97%) Serverless
10 281 (1.88%) Cloud Computing
11 269 (1.80%) Dynamics 365
12 232 (1.55%) Amazon S3
13 224 (1.50%) GitHub
14 187 (1.25%) PowerApps
15 185 (1.24%) AWS Lambda
16 182 (1.22%) Power Automate
17 115 (0.77%) Snowflake
18 111 (0.74%) IaaS
19 102 (0.68%) Figma
20 101 (0.68%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 833 (5.57%) Firewall
2 434 (2.90%) DNS
3 373 (2.50%) WAN
4 313 (2.09%) LAN
5 311 (2.08%) TCP/IP
6 306 (2.05%) DHCP
7 274 (1.83%) Network Security
8 269 (1.80%) VPN
9 258 (1.73%) Wireless
10 223 (1.49%) Internet
11 193 (1.29%) Wi-Fi
12 153 (1.02%) VoIP
13 133 (0.89%) SAN
14 121 (0.81%) VLAN
15 80 (0.54%) SD-WAN
16 78 (0.52%) Intrusion Detection
17 77 (0.52%) 5G
18 75 (0.50%) SNMP
19 71 (0.48%) Broadband
19 71 (0.48%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 902 (6.03%) SQL Server
2 650 (4.35%) Power BI
3 464 (3.10%) Data Warehouse
4 448 (3.00%) MySQL
5 404 (2.70%) Tableau
6 376 (2.52%) BigQuery
7 371 (2.48%) Looker
8 348 (2.33%) NoSQL
9 335 (2.24%) Relational Database
10 264 (1.77%) PostgreSQL
11 232 (1.55%) MongoDB
12 230 (1.54%) Big Data
13 218 (1.46%) Elasticsearch
14 158 (1.06%) Amazon RDS
15 126 (0.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 123 (0.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 122 (0.82%) Redis
18 102 (0.68%) Hadoop
19 101 (0.68%) Data Lake
20 99 (0.66%) DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 874 (5.85%) Git
2 537 (3.59%) JIRA
3 335 (2.24%) Jenkins
4 205 (1.37%) GitLab
5 127 (0.85%) Visual Studio
6 75 (0.50%) TeamCity
7 71 (0.48%) Selenium
8 59 (0.39%) LabVIEW
9 58 (0.39%) JUnit
10 56 (0.37%) Team Foundation Server
11 51 (0.34%) Postman
12 47 (0.31%) Cucumber
12 47 (0.31%) Maven
13 44 (0.29%) Octopus Deploy
14 43 (0.29%) Bitbucket
15 36 (0.24%) SpecFlow
15 36 (0.24%) Subversion
16 33 (0.22%) JMeter
17 31 (0.21%) Cypress.io
17 31 (0.21%) Metasploit
General
1 7,799 (52.18%) Social Skills
2 4,884 (32.68%) Analytical Skills
3 3,059 (20.47%) Finance
4 1,509 (10.10%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 1,152 (7.71%) Retail
6 1,011 (6.76%) Law
7 989 (6.62%) Marketing
8 855 (5.72%) Organisational Skills
9 850 (5.69%) Presentation Skills
10 712 (4.76%) Manufacturing
11 704 (4.71%) Legal
12 550 (3.68%) Influencing Skills
13 480 (3.21%) Public Sector
14 402 (2.69%) Banking
15 349 (2.33%) Telecoms
16 246 (1.65%) Electronics
17 233 (1.56%) Billing
18 209 (1.40%) Aerospace
19 194 (1.30%) Games
20 186 (1.24%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 2,136 (14.29%) Analyst
2 2,129 (14.24%) Senior
3 1,997 (13.36%) Developer
4 1,184 (7.92%) Lead
5 954 (6.38%) Software Engineer
6 824 (5.51%) Architect
7 643 (4.30%) IT Support
8 564 (3.77%) Consultant
9 535 (3.58%) Support Engineer
10 484 (3.24%) Project Manager
11 456 (3.05%) Senior Developer
12 454 (3.04%) IT Engineer
13 414 (2.77%) Business Analyst
14 398 (2.66%) Data Engineer
15 336 (2.25%) Data Analyst
16 328 (2.19%) Solutions Architect
17 324 (2.17%) Support Analyst
18 322 (2.15%) Graduate
19 321 (2.15%) Administrator
20 320 (2.14%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 973 (6.51%) .NET
2 884 (5.91%) HTML
3 777 (5.20%) CSS
4 658 (4.40%) React
5 406 (2.72%) AngularJS
6 389 (2.60%) Node.js
7 327 (2.19%) RESTful
8 292 (1.95%) REST
9 263 (1.76%) Web Services
10 261 (1.75%) ASP.NET
11 259 (1.73%) Spring
12 247 (1.65%) Vue
13 246 (1.65%) .NET Framework
14 214 (1.43%) .NET Core
15 185 (1.24%) JSON
16 180 (1.20%) GraphQL
17 167 (1.12%) XML
18 166 (1.11%) HTML5
19 161 (1.08%) jQuery
20 151 (1.01%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 1,354 (9.06%) Self-Motivation
2 768 (5.14%) Management Information System
3 512 (3.43%) Algorithms
4 485 (3.24%) Product Ownership
5 402 (2.69%) Onboarding
6 401 (2.68%) Driving Licence
7 279 (1.87%) Data Centre
8 276 (1.85%) Data Structures
9 226 (1.51%) Cloud Native
10 219 (1.47%) Analytical Mindset
11 193 (1.29%) Mobile App
12 190 (1.27%) Client/Server
13 186 (1.24%) Enterprise Software
14 171 (1.14%) FMCG
15 162 (1.08%) IoT
16 160 (1.07%) Virtual Team
17 120 (0.80%) Cyber Threat
18 116 (0.78%) Greenfield Project
19 114 (0.76%) Public Cloud
20 113 (0.76%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2,058 (13.77%) Windows
2 996 (6.66%) Linux
3 694 (4.64%) Windows Server
4 471 (3.15%) Windows 10
5 247 (1.65%) Apple iOS
6 220 (1.47%) Android
7 168 (1.12%) Unix
8 144 (0.96%) Windows Server 2012
9 142 (0.95%) Mac OS
10 138 (0.92%) Windows Server 2019
11 128 (0.86%) Windows Server 2016
12 100 (0.67%) Windows 7
13 54 (0.36%) Data ONTAP
14 48 (0.32%) Ubuntu
15 42 (0.28%) VMS
16 40 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 37 (0.25%) Kali Linux
17 37 (0.25%) Windows Server 2008
18 33 (0.22%) CentOS
18 33 (0.22%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,142 (21.02%) Agile
2 1,935 (12.95%) Computer Science
3 1,805 (12.08%) Project Management
4 1,803 (12.06%) Customer Service
5 1,786 (11.95%) Mentoring
6 1,694 (11.33%) Continuous Improvement
7 1,690 (11.31%) Software Engineering
8 1,565 (10.47%) DevOps
9 1,546 (10.34%) Decision-Making
10 1,210 (8.10%) Analytics
11 1,120 (7.49%) Coaching
12 1,057 (7.07%) Cybersecurity
13 1,047 (7.00%) ITIL
14 1,005 (6.72%) CI/CD
15 974 (6.52%) Mathematics
16 950 (6.36%) Data Analysis
17 899 (6.01%) Collaborative Working
18 839 (5.61%) Business Intelligence
19 837 (5.60%) SDLC
20 816 (5.46%) Actionable Insight
Programming Languages
1 2,478 (16.58%) SQL
2 1,861 (12.45%) Python
3 1,286 (8.60%) JavaScript
4 1,168 (7.81%) C#
5 1,150 (7.69%) Java
6 479 (3.20%) PowerShell
7 435 (2.91%) C++
8 427 (2.86%) TypeScript
9 405 (2.71%) C
10 343 (2.29%) PHP
11 283 (1.89%) Bash
12 191 (1.28%) Scala
13 190 (1.27%) T-SQL
14 138 (0.92%) R
15 112 (0.75%) Go
16 110 (0.74%) MATLAB
17 98 (0.66%) Perl
18 90 (0.60%) Ruby
19 88 (0.59%) PL/SQL
20 87 (0.58%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4,296 (28.74%) Degree
2 1,236 (8.27%) Security Cleared
3 1,101 (7.37%) Computer Science Degree
4 755 (5.05%) SC Cleared
5 502 (3.36%) DBS Check
6 477 (3.19%) Master's Degree
7 397 (2.66%) Microsoft Certification
8 212 (1.42%) Cisco Certification
9 205 (1.37%) CISSP
10 200 (1.34%) DV Cleared
11 171 (1.14%) Azure Certification
12 150 (1.00%) AWS Certification
13 149 (1.00%) BPSS Clearance
14 146 (0.98%) PMI Certification
15 139 (0.93%) CCNA
16 132 (0.88%) HNC
17 130 (0.87%) PhD
18 129 (0.86%) A+ Certification
19 119 (0.80%) ACCA
20 115 (0.77%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 807 (5.40%) QA
2 600 (4.01%) GDPR
3 526 (3.52%) SLA
4 519 (3.47%) Data Quality
5 272 (1.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 232 (1.55%) Accessibility
7 156 (1.04%) Cyber Essentials
8 150 (1.00%) PMO
9 119 (0.80%) NIST
10 99 (0.66%) ISO 9001
11 96 (0.64%) IFRS
12 81 (0.54%) GAAP
13 70 (0.47%) PCI DSS
14 65 (0.43%) WCAG
15 37 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 17025
15 37 (0.25%) NCSC
16 34 (0.23%) Good Clinical Practice
17 33 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
18 32 (0.21%) Actionable Recommendations
18 32 (0.21%) HIPAA
System Software
1 1,153 (7.71%) Active Directory
2 637 (4.26%) Docker
3 488 (3.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 314 (2.10%) Hyper-V
5 136 (0.91%) Firmware
6 99 (0.66%) Virtual Machines
7 98 (0.66%) VMware ESXi
8 51 (0.34%) Virtual Desktop
9 42 (0.28%) vSphere
10 34 (0.23%) VMware NSX
11 31 (0.21%) KVM
12 30 (0.20%) Virtual Servers
13 29 (0.19%) Embedded Firmware
14 15 (0.10%) Terminal Services
15 14 (0.094%) Oracle RAC
16 12 (0.080%) NFS
16 12 (0.080%) XenApp
17 7 (0.047%) pfSense
17 7 (0.047%) XenDesktop
18 6 (0.040%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 602 (4.03%) Kubernetes
2 404 (2.70%) Terraform
3 247 (1.65%) Ansible
4 237 (1.59%) Microsoft Intune
5 184 (1.23%) SCCM
6 102 (0.68%) Prometheus
7 91 (0.61%) vCenter Server
8 84 (0.56%) Grafana
9 81 (0.54%) Puppet
10 51 (0.34%) Single Sign-On
11 49 (0.33%) SCOM
12 39 (0.26%) WSUS
13 37 (0.25%) Progress Chef
14 34 (0.23%) Functional Safety
15 28 (0.19%) FortiGate
16 27 (0.18%) Jamf Pro
17 26 (0.17%) OpenSSO
18 24 (0.16%) Failover Clustering
18 24 (0.16%) ZABBIX
19 22 (0.15%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 3,470 (23.22%) Microsoft
2 827 (5.53%) Google
3 689 (4.61%) VMware
4 516 (3.45%) Oracle
5 407 (2.72%) SAP
6 348 (2.33%) Cisco
7 284 (1.90%) Salesforce
8 261 (1.75%) Databricks
9 162 (1.08%) ServiceNow
10 142 (0.95%) Apple
10 142 (0.95%) IBM
11 141 (0.94%) Adobe
12 133 (0.89%) Veeam
13 114 (0.76%) Citrix
14 111 (0.74%) Palo Alto
15 109 (0.73%) Dell
16 108 (0.72%) CA
16 108 (0.72%) HP
17 103 (0.69%) Red Hat
18 101 (0.68%) Juniper