Period
to 5 June 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 5 June 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Problem-Solving
UK
6 months to
5 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 21 22 17
Rank change year-on-year +1 -5 +2
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 8,226 14,083 17,074
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 9.50% 9.86% 9.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.30% 10.69% 10.77%
Number of salaries quoted 6,243 10,212 12,544
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,750 £45,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.29% +0.55% +1.11%
10th Percentile £27,000 £26,250 £26,000
90th Percentile £81,250 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,515 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +0.03% - +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 79,858 131,792 158,507
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.27% 92.23% 92.30%
Number of salaries quoted 63,292 103,221 127,466
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 £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 5 June 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 5 June 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 +1 7,536 £50,000 +6.38% 714
UK excluding London 0 4,924 £42,515 +0.03% 574
London -5 3,073 £60,000 +4.35% 189
South East -1 1,476 £50,000 +11.11% 121
North of England -4 1,168 £40,671 +1.68% 156
Midlands +2 718 £42,500 +6.25% 98
North West -4 619 £40,671 +1.68% 88
South West 0 565 £42,178 -0.76% 61
East of England +8 522 £42,500 +13.33% 87
Work from Home +11 499 £52,500 +5.00% 82
West Midlands +2 487 £43,000 +7.50% 57
Yorkshire +13 424 £42,500 +6.25% 47
Scotland -8 269 £42,500 -5.56% 32
East Midlands -1 227 £37,500 -2.60% 41
Wales +4 175 £35,000 -7.89% 16
North East +4 125 £36,375 -4.28% 21
Northern Ireland +17 40 £40,000 +37.93% 4
Isle of Man +5 7 £47,500 -5.00%
Channel Islands -2 6 £58,750 +11.90%

For the 6 months to 5 June 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 2,741 (33.32%) Analytical Skills
2 2,716 (33.02%) Agile Software Development
3 1,912 (23.24%) SQL
4 1,851 (22.50%) Finance
5 1,735 (21.09%) Microsoft
6 1,596 (19.40%) Degree
7 1,424 (17.31%) Windows
8 1,390 (16.90%) JavaScript
9 1,305 (15.86%) C#
10 1,289 (15.67%) Azure
11 1,250 (15.20%) Java
12 1,137 (13.82%) .NET
13 1,072 (13.03%) SQL Server
14 1,050 (12.76%) AWS
15 1,035 (12.58%) Software Engineering
16 969 (11.78%) Python
17 950 (11.55%) Linux
18 937 (11.39%) HTML
19 867 (10.54%) Computer Science
20 823 (10.00%) DevOps
21 801 (9.74%) Scrum
22 786 (9.56%) ITIL
23 783 (9.52%) CSS
24 762 (9.26%) Active Directory
25 747 (9.08%) Project Management
26 736 (8.95%) Office 365
27 708 (8.61%) Git (software)
28 621 (7.55%) Test Automation
29 612 (7.44%) Self-Motivation
30 604 (7.34%) 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
1 296 (3.60%) SharePoint
2 226 (2.75%) Confluence
3 221 (2.69%) MS Exchange
4 155 (1.88%) CMS
5 131 (1.59%) IIS
6 111 (1.35%) Apache
7 79 (0.96%) Apache Spark
8 73 (0.89%) Elasticsearch
9 72 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2010
9 72 (0.88%) Skype for Business
10 55 (0.67%) Tomcat
11 46 (0.56%) WebSphere
12 45 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2013
13 32 (0.39%) WordPress
14 30 (0.36%) Jupyter
15 29 (0.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 28 (0.34%) SAS
17 25 (0.30%) Sitecore CMS
18 24 (0.29%) WebLogic
19 20 (0.24%) Drupal
Applications
1 538 (6.54%) Microsoft Office
2 365 (4.44%) Microsoft Excel
3 129 (1.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 80 (0.97%) MS Visio
5 74 (0.90%) Sketch
6 61 (0.74%) Photoshop
7 58 (0.71%) Microsoft Project
8 47 (0.57%) InVision
9 45 (0.55%) Adobe Illustrator
10 29 (0.35%) Zeplin
11 28 (0.34%) Adobe XD
12 21 (0.26%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 15 (0.18%) Adobe After Effects
14 10 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
15 9 (0.11%) Chatbot
15 9 (0.11%) Figma
15 9 (0.11%) InDesign
16 8 (0.097%) AutoCAD
16 8 (0.097%) SPSS
17 7 (0.085%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 113 (1.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 54 (0.66%) Magento
3 38 (0.46%) NetSuite
4 36 (0.44%) SAP S/4HANA
5 34 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
6 31 (0.38%) Shopify
7 30 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
8 22 (0.27%) Oracle EBS R12
8 22 (0.27%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 21 (0.26%) assyst
9 21 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
10 20 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
11 19 (0.23%) Oracle ERP
12 18 (0.22%) Payment Gateway
13 17 (0.21%) Oracle Payables
14 15 (0.18%) Adobe Campaign
14 15 (0.18%) Distributed Ledger
14 15 (0.18%) Oracle Receivables
15 13 (0.16%) Oracle Financials
15 13 (0.16%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1,289 (15.67%) Azure
2 1,050 (12.76%) AWS
3 736 (8.95%) Office 365
4 389 (4.73%) SaaS
5 258 (3.14%) Power Platform
6 240 (2.92%) GCP
7 159 (1.93%) Serverless
8 153 (1.86%) PaaS
9 130 (1.58%) Cloud Computing
10 129 (1.57%) IaaS
11 118 (1.43%) Dynamics 365
12 111 (1.35%) Azure Active Directory
13 108 (1.31%) GitHub
14 59 (0.72%) AWS Lambda
15 52 (0.63%) Amazon S3
16 48 (0.58%) AWS CloudFormation
17 46 (0.56%) Azure Data Factory
18 44 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
18 44 (0.53%) npm
19 40 (0.49%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 435 (5.29%) Firewall
2 299 (3.63%) TCP/IP
3 294 (3.57%) WAN
4 289 (3.51%) LAN
5 272 (3.31%) DNS
6 219 (2.66%) Internet
7 200 (2.43%) VPN
8 196 (2.38%) DHCP
9 162 (1.97%) Wireless
10 148 (1.80%) VoIP
11 127 (1.54%) Wi-Fi
12 123 (1.50%) Skype
13 111 (1.35%) SAN
14 107 (1.30%) Network Security
15 96 (1.17%) MPLS
16 95 (1.15%) BGP
17 78 (0.95%) HTTP
18 77 (0.94%) VLAN
19 59 (0.72%) FTP
20 58 (0.71%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,072 (13.03%) SQL Server
2 437 (5.31%) MySQL
3 297 (3.61%) Relational Database
4 271 (3.29%) Data Warehouse
5 246 (2.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 234 (2.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 232 (2.82%) Power BI
8 213 (2.59%) NoSQL
9 199 (2.42%) PostgreSQL
10 197 (2.39%) MongoDB
11 171 (2.08%) Big Data
12 107 (1.30%) RDBMS
13 98 (1.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 94 (1.14%) Hadoop
15 89 (1.08%) Azure SQL Database
16 85 (1.03%) Oracle Database
17 81 (0.98%) SQL Server 2012
18 75 (0.91%) Redis
19 60 (0.73%) SQL Server 2016
20 54 (0.66%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 708 (8.61%) Git (software)
2 532 (6.47%) JIRA
3 306 (3.72%) Jenkins
4 214 (2.60%) Visual Studio
5 194 (2.36%) Selenium
6 131 (1.59%) Team Foundation Server
7 103 (1.25%) Bitbucket
8 101 (1.23%) Maven
9 98 (1.19%) TeamCity
10 97 (1.18%) JUnit
11 94 (1.14%) Cucumber
12 79 (0.96%) Subversion
13 74 (0.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 72 (0.88%) Octopus Deploy
15 70 (0.85%) Visual Studio Team System
16 55 (0.67%) Jasmine
17 53 (0.64%) JMeter
18 52 (0.63%) webpack
19 49 (0.60%) SoapUI
20 45 (0.55%) Android Studio
General
1 1,851 (22.50%) Finance
2 432 (5.25%) Retail
3 424 (5.15%) Banking
4 413 (5.02%) Marketing
5 310 (3.77%) Legal
6 236 (2.87%) Public Sector
7 201 (2.44%) Manufacturing
8 195 (2.37%) Telecoms
9 154 (1.87%) Games
10 145 (1.76%) Law
11 144 (1.75%) Front Office
12 90 (1.09%) Back Office
13 88 (1.07%) Aerospace
14 79 (0.96%) Electronics
15 72 (0.88%) Automotive
16 61 (0.74%) Advertising
16 61 (0.74%) Investment Banking
17 60 (0.73%) Local Government
18 50 (0.61%) Billing
19 48 (0.58%) Military
Job Titles
1 2,077 (25.25%) Developer
2 1,185 (14.41%) Analyst
3 503 (6.11%) Software Engineer
4 443 (5.39%) Senior Developer
5 362 (4.40%) Consultant
6 352 (4.28%) Architect
7 328 (3.99%) .NET Developer
8 315 (3.83%) Software Developer
9 307 (3.73%) C# Developer
10 291 (3.54%) Support Analyst
11 279 (3.39%) Support Engineer
12 276 (3.36%) Java Developer
13 268 (3.26%) Business Analyst
14 255 (3.10%) Junior
15 251 (3.05%) Project Manager
16 228 (2.77%) IT Support
17 189 (2.30%) Administrator
18 181 (2.20%) Applications Support
19 180 (2.19%) Full Stack Developer
20 165 (2.01%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,137 (13.82%) .NET
2 937 (11.39%) HTML
3 783 (9.52%) CSS
4 548 (6.66%) AngularJS
5 446 (5.42%) Web Services
6 388 (4.72%) React
7 382 (4.64%) REST
8 366 (4.45%) Node.js
9 343 (4.17%) ASP.NET
10 312 (3.79%) jQuery
11 306 (3.72%) RESTful
12 301 (3.66%) HTML5
13 266 (3.23%) XML
14 261 (3.17%) .NET Framework
14 261 (3.17%) Spring
15 237 (2.88%) .NET Core
16 203 (2.47%) ASP.NET Web API
17 168 (2.04%) SOAP
18 164 (1.99%) JSON
19 149 (1.81%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 2,741 (33.32%) Analytical Skills
2 612 (7.44%) Self-Motivation
3 546 (6.64%) User Experience
4 393 (4.78%) Management Information System
5 253 (3.08%) Mobile App
6 226 (2.75%) Data Centre
7 193 (2.35%) Algorithms
8 156 (1.90%) Enterprise Software
9 154 (1.87%) Driving Licence
10 139 (1.69%) Data Structures
11 132 (1.60%) Greenfield Project
12 93 (1.13%) Virtual Team
13 87 (1.06%) Cloud Native
14 73 (0.89%) Video Conferencing
15 72 (0.88%) Analytical Mindset
16 71 (0.86%) Public Cloud
17 70 (0.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 54 (0.66%) Fixed Income
19 51 (0.62%) iPad
20 48 (0.58%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 1,424 (17.31%) Windows
2 950 (11.55%) Linux
3 549 (6.67%) Windows Server
4 376 (4.57%) Windows 10
5 271 (3.29%) Unix
6 247 (3.00%) Android
7 218 (2.65%) Apple iOS
8 202 (2.46%) Windows 7
9 188 (2.29%) Windows Server 2012
10 124 (1.51%) Windows Server 2016
11 103 (1.25%) Windows Server 2008
12 78 (0.95%) Mac OS X
13 55 (0.67%) Windows 8
14 52 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 48 (0.58%) Windows Server 2019
16 39 (0.47%) CentOS
17 35 (0.43%) Windows XP
18 30 (0.36%) Ubuntu
19 29 (0.35%) Mac OS
20 27 (0.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,716 (33.02%) Agile Software Development
2 1,035 (12.58%) Software Engineering
3 867 (10.54%) Computer Science
4 823 (10.00%) DevOps
5 801 (9.74%) Scrum
6 786 (9.56%) ITIL
7 747 (9.08%) Project Management
8 621 (7.55%) Test Automation
9 604 (7.34%) Analytics
10 599 (7.28%) Mentoring
11 557 (6.77%) SDLC
12 513 (6.24%) TDD
13 503 (6.11%) Stakeholder Management
14 487 (5.92%) Decision-Making
15 454 (5.52%) Continuous Integration
16 450 (5.47%) Project Delivery
17 445 (5.41%) Business Intelligence
18 435 (5.29%) Time Management
19 421 (5.12%) MVC
20 415 (5.04%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 1,912 (23.24%) SQL
2 1,390 (16.90%) JavaScript
3 1,305 (15.86%) C#
4 1,250 (15.20%) Java
5 969 (11.78%) Python
6 438 (5.32%) C++
7 397 (4.83%) C
8 387 (4.70%) PowerShell
9 339 (4.12%) PHP
10 257 (3.12%) T-SQL
10 257 (3.12%) TypeScript
11 200 (2.43%) Bash Shell
12 169 (2.05%) Ruby
13 144 (1.75%) Java 8
14 127 (1.54%) Go
15 115 (1.40%) Scala
16 112 (1.36%) VB
17 103 (1.25%) PL/SQL
18 102 (1.24%) Shell Script
19 95 (1.15%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 1,596 (19.40%) Degree
2 431 (5.24%) Computer Science Degree
3 328 (3.99%) Security Cleared
4 248 (3.01%) SC Cleared
5 228 (2.77%) Cisco Certification
6 183 (2.22%) Microsoft Certification
7 148 (1.80%) CCNA
8 116 (1.41%) Master's Degree
9 115 (1.40%) CCNP
10 114 (1.39%) ITIL Certification
11 89 (1.08%) MCSE
12 84 (1.02%) ISTQB
13 81 (0.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 67 (0.81%) ISEB
15 64 (0.78%) MCSA
15 64 (0.78%) PhD
16 61 (0.74%) CISSP
17 56 (0.68%) Numerate Degree
18 52 (0.63%) JNCIA
19 48 (0.58%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 503 (6.11%) QA
2 301 (3.66%) SLA
3 122 (1.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 119 (1.45%) Data Quality
5 97 (1.18%) GDPR
6 41 (0.50%) PMO
7 35 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 33 (0.40%) COBIT
8 33 (0.40%) PCI DSS
9 29 (0.35%) NIST
10 26 (0.32%) BS25999
11 15 (0.18%) Def Stans
12 13 (0.16%) GxP
13 12 (0.15%) ISO 22301
13 12 (0.15%) ISO 9001
14 8 (0.097%) ISO 20022
15 7 (0.085%) ISO 15022
15 7 (0.085%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 6 (0.073%) SEPA
16 6 (0.073%) TARGET2
System Software
1 762 (9.26%) Active Directory
2 487 (5.92%) Docker
3 405 (4.92%) VMware Infrastructure
4 191 (2.32%) Hyper-V
5 104 (1.26%) XenApp
6 89 (1.08%) Firmware
7 83 (1.01%) vSphere
8 69 (0.84%) VMware ESXi
9 68 (0.83%) XenDesktop
10 38 (0.46%) BitLocker
11 35 (0.43%) NFS
12 27 (0.33%) Virtual Machines
13 26 (0.32%) Terminal Server
14 25 (0.30%) VirtualBox
15 24 (0.29%) Virtual Desktop
16 22 (0.27%) KVM
17 17 (0.21%) HDFS
18 16 (0.19%) Terminal Services
19 13 (0.16%) Citrix Hypervisor
20 9 (0.11%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 320 (3.89%) Kubernetes
2 212 (2.58%) SCCM
3 183 (2.22%) Terraform
4 163 (1.98%) Ansible
5 101 (1.23%) Puppet
6 79 (0.96%) Opscode Chef
7 70 (0.85%) Microsoft Intune
8 44 (0.53%) Kibana
9 40 (0.49%) SCOM
10 38 (0.46%) Backup Exec
11 36 (0.44%) Grafana
12 32 (0.39%) Single Sign-On
13 27 (0.33%) WSUS
14 26 (0.32%) Nagios
15 23 (0.28%) vCenter Server
16 19 (0.23%) Cisco Prime
17 17 (0.21%) Prometheus
18 16 (0.19%) HP ALM
19 15 (0.18%) FortiGate
20 14 (0.17%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 1,735 (21.09%) Microsoft
2 569 (6.92%) VMware
3 443 (5.39%) Oracle
4 397 (4.83%) Cisco
5 230 (2.80%) Google
6 227 (2.76%) Citrix
7 207 (2.52%) Salesforce.com
8 193 (2.35%) Tableau
9 179 (2.18%) SAP
10 145 (1.76%) IBM
11 131 (1.59%) HP
12 120 (1.46%) Adobe
13 104 (1.26%) Atlassian
14 103 (1.25%) Juniper
15 94 (1.14%) Apple
16 90 (1.09%) Dell
17 89 (1.08%) ServiceNow
18 70 (0.85%) Red Hat
19 68 (0.83%) EMC
19 68 (0.83%) Sophos