Period
to 24 June 2019

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 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Problem-Solving
UK
6 months to
24 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 22 17 18
Rank change year-on-year -5 +1 -1
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 14,394 17,500 16,446
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 9.99% 10.07% 9.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.86% 10.95% 10.35%
Number of salaries quoted 10,050 12,432 12,580
UK median annual salary £45,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.11% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,500 £24,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £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 132,595 159,849 158,891
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.02% 91.96% 91.75%
Number of salaries quoted 104,054 128,360 129,452
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,000 £27,750
90th Percentile £86,250 £82,500 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 2019.

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 2019. 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 -5 13,305 £46,308 -2.51% 598
UK excluding London -1 8,869 £42,500 - 448
London -5 5,244 £57,500 +4.55% 185
South East +1 2,739 £45,000 - 111
North of England +3 2,178 £39,500 -1.25% 105
North West +8 1,367 £40,000 - 68
Midlands +1 1,344 £40,000 - 67
South West -2 1,020 £40,329 -5.11% 66
West Midlands +2 906 £40,000 - 38
East of England -2 754 £40,000 -11.11% 65
Scotland +8 677 £45,000 +1.69% 28
Yorkshire -10 631 £38,000 -10.06% 30
East Midlands +2 435 £38,500 -3.75% 29
North East +9 181 £39,000 -2.50% 7
Wales -10 139 £37,750 -6.12% 5
Northern Ireland -17 40 £30,250 -3.97% 2
Isle of Man -4 6 £50,000 -9.09%
Channel Islands +8 4 £52,500 -27.59%

For the 6 months to 24 June 2019, 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 4,956 (34.43%) Analytical Skills
2 4,686 (32.56%) Agile Software Development
3 3,448 (23.95%) SQL
4 3,435 (23.86%) Microsoft
5 3,162 (21.97%) Finance
6 2,821 (19.60%) Degree
7 2,427 (16.86%) Windows
8 2,186 (15.19%) C#
9 2,082 (14.46%) SQL Server
10 2,064 (14.34%) JavaScript
11 1,977 (13.73%) Java
12 1,808 (12.56%) .NET
13 1,752 (12.17%) Microsoft Azure
14 1,718 (11.94%) Software Engineering
15 1,699 (11.80%) Linux
16 1,615 (11.22%) ITIL
17 1,513 (10.51%) Python
18 1,511 (10.50%) HTML
19 1,428 (9.92%) Amazon AWS
20 1,420 (9.87%) DevOps
21 1,393 (9.68%) Active Directory
22 1,387 (9.64%) Computer Science
23 1,354 (9.41%) Scrum
24 1,338 (9.30%) Project Management
25 1,331 (9.25%) CSS
26 1,181 (8.20%) Git (software)
27 1,169 (8.12%) Self-Motivation
28 1,152 (8.00%) Analytics
29 1,072 (7.45%) Microsoft Office
30 1,048 (7.28%) Test Automation

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
1 400 (2.78%) SharePoint
2 369 (2.56%) MS Exchange
3 262 (1.82%) IIS
4 257 (1.79%) Confluence
5 249 (1.73%) Apache
6 189 (1.31%) CMS
7 180 (1.25%) Apache Spark
8 153 (1.06%) Skype for Business
9 146 (1.01%) Elasticsearch
10 122 (0.85%) Tomcat
11 91 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2010
12 86 (0.60%) WebSphere
13 67 (0.47%) WordPress
14 62 (0.43%) SAS
15 61 (0.42%) nginx
16 57 (0.40%) Drupal
17 56 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2013
18 55 (0.38%) Cloud Foundry
19 48 (0.33%) JBoss
20 43 (0.30%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1,072 (7.45%) Microsoft Office
2 671 (4.66%) Microsoft Excel
3 253 (1.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 203 (1.41%) MS Visio
5 112 (0.78%) Microsoft Project
6 79 (0.55%) Sketch
7 72 (0.50%) Photoshop
8 70 (0.49%) InVision
9 38 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
10 35 (0.24%) Adobe Illustrator
11 29 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 29 (0.20%) SPSS
12 27 (0.19%) Chatbot
12 27 (0.19%) Zeplin
13 12 (0.083%) AutoCAD
13 12 (0.083%) Maya
14 11 (0.076%) Acrobat
15 9 (0.063%) Adobe XD
16 8 (0.056%) CATIA
16 8 (0.056%) Figma
Business Applications
1 166 (1.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 87 (0.60%) Dynamics AX
3 70 (0.49%) Magento
4 44 (0.31%) SAP Hybris
5 42 (0.29%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 41 (0.28%) Distributed Ledger
6 41 (0.28%) NetSuite
7 36 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
8 32 (0.22%) Payment Gateway
8 32 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
9 31 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
9 31 (0.22%) Oracle ERP
10 28 (0.19%) SAP S/4HANA
11 26 (0.18%) Dynamics GP
12 22 (0.15%) Unit4 Business World
13 20 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
14 19 (0.13%) Oracle General Ledger
14 19 (0.13%) SAP ERP
15 17 (0.12%) Oracle Payables
16 16 (0.11%) HFM
Cloud Services
1 1,752 (12.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 1,428 (9.92%) Amazon AWS
3 954 (6.63%) Office 365
4 447 (3.11%) SaaS
5 400 (2.78%) Google Cloud Platform
6 393 (2.73%) Power Platform
7 214 (1.49%) GitHub
8 166 (1.15%) PaaS
9 164 (1.14%) IaaS
10 156 (1.08%) Dynamics 365
11 136 (0.94%) Serverless
12 128 (0.89%) Cloud Computing
13 110 (0.76%) Azure Active Directory
14 78 (0.54%) Amazon S3
15 68 (0.47%) OneDrive
16 67 (0.47%) Azure Data Factory
17 65 (0.45%) AWS CloudFormation
18 62 (0.43%) AWS Lambda
19 60 (0.42%) Azure Stack
20 58 (0.40%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 815 (5.66%) Firewall
2 488 (3.39%) DNS
2 488 (3.39%) LAN
3 457 (3.17%) WAN
4 429 (2.98%) TCP/IP
5 409 (2.84%) Internet
6 353 (2.45%) Network Security
7 333 (2.31%) DHCP
8 330 (2.29%) VPN
9 299 (2.08%) VoIP
10 271 (1.88%) Wireless
11 232 (1.61%) SAN
12 197 (1.37%) HTTP
13 174 (1.21%) VLAN
14 167 (1.16%) Skype
15 156 (1.08%) Broadband
16 154 (1.07%) Wi-Fi
17 132 (0.92%) Cisco ASA
18 111 (0.77%) MPLS
19 107 (0.74%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,082 (14.46%) SQL Server
2 673 (4.68%) MySQL
3 461 (3.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 458 (3.18%) Relational Database
5 416 (2.89%) Data Warehouse
6 414 (2.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 388 (2.70%) Big Data
8 369 (2.56%) Power BI
9 313 (2.17%) NoSQL
10 277 (1.92%) PostgreSQL
11 273 (1.90%) MongoDB
12 201 (1.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 166 (1.15%) Oracle Database
14 165 (1.15%) Hadoop
15 137 (0.95%) SQL Server 2012
16 112 (0.78%) Neo4j
16 112 (0.78%) QlikView
17 102 (0.71%) Azure SQL Database
18 101 (0.70%) RDBMS
19 97 (0.67%) Redis
Development Applications
1 1,181 (8.20%) Git (software)
2 808 (5.61%) JIRA
3 509 (3.54%) Jenkins
4 417 (2.90%) Visual Studio
5 375 (2.61%) Selenium
6 349 (2.42%) Team Foundation Server
7 194 (1.35%) Subversion
8 193 (1.34%) Maven
9 148 (1.03%) Cucumber
10 131 (0.91%) Visual Studio Team System
11 130 (0.90%) Bitbucket
12 128 (0.89%) TeamCity
13 103 (0.72%) JUnit
14 98 (0.68%) SoapUI
15 95 (0.66%) GitLab
16 89 (0.62%) Jasmine
17 87 (0.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 80 (0.56%) WebDriver
19 78 (0.54%) Mocha
20 77 (0.53%) Appium
General
1 3,162 (21.97%) Finance
2 921 (6.40%) Retail
3 735 (5.11%) Banking
4 663 (4.61%) Marketing
5 478 (3.32%) Telecoms
6 383 (2.66%) Manufacturing
7 283 (1.97%) Games
8 272 (1.89%) Legal
9 220 (1.53%) Electronics
10 188 (1.31%) Law
11 184 (1.28%) Back Office
12 183 (1.27%) Advertising
13 162 (1.13%) Pharmaceutical
14 122 (0.85%) Billing
15 115 (0.80%) Front Office
16 112 (0.78%) Aerospace
17 103 (0.72%) Investment Banking
18 97 (0.67%) Automotive
19 63 (0.44%) Local Government
20 60 (0.42%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 3,314 (23.02%) Developer
2 2,616 (18.17%) Analyst
3 671 (4.66%) Business Analyst
4 662 (4.60%) Support Analyst
5 653 (4.54%) Consultant
6 649 (4.51%) Software Engineer
7 636 (4.42%) .NET Developer
8 599 (4.16%) Architect
9 586 (4.07%) Senior Developer
10 574 (3.99%) C# Developer
11 538 (3.74%) Support Engineer
12 522 (3.63%) Software Developer
13 487 (3.38%) Java Developer
14 451 (3.13%) Applications Support
15 444 (3.08%) IT Support
16 414 (2.88%) Junior
17 378 (2.63%) Project Manager
18 336 (2.33%) IT Analyst
19 335 (2.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
20 327 (2.27%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,808 (12.56%) .NET
2 1,511 (10.50%) HTML
3 1,331 (9.25%) CSS
4 850 (5.91%) AngularJS
5 808 (5.61%) Web Services
6 729 (5.06%) ASP.NET
7 554 (3.85%) XML
8 547 (3.80%) React
9 543 (3.77%) REST
10 516 (3.58%) HTML5
11 491 (3.41%) jQuery
12 488 (3.39%) Node.js
13 477 (3.31%) Spring
14 465 (3.23%) .NET Framework
15 372 (2.58%) JSON
16 369 (2.56%) RESTful
17 346 (2.40%) ASP.NET Web API
18 309 (2.15%) ASP.NET MVC
19 305 (2.12%) SOAP
20 237 (1.65%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 4,956 (34.43%) Analytical Skills
2 1,169 (8.12%) Self-Motivation
3 803 (5.58%) Management Information System
4 770 (5.35%) User Experience
5 451 (3.13%) Algorithms
6 430 (2.99%) Data Centre
7 423 (2.94%) Enterprise Software
8 338 (2.35%) Mobile App
9 239 (1.66%) Data Structures
9 239 (1.66%) Greenfield Project
10 215 (1.49%) Virtual Team
11 199 (1.38%) Public Cloud
12 182 (1.26%) Driving Licence
13 171 (1.19%) Cloud Native
14 154 (1.07%) Hybrid Cloud
15 135 (0.94%) Replication
16 131 (0.91%) Client/Server
17 123 (0.85%) Smartphone
18 110 (0.76%) Data Protection Act
19 99 (0.69%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 2,427 (16.86%) Windows
2 1,699 (11.80%) Linux
3 976 (6.78%) Windows Server
4 638 (4.43%) Unix
5 458 (3.18%) Windows 10
6 350 (2.43%) Apple iOS
7 346 (2.40%) Windows Server 2012
8 345 (2.40%) Android
9 332 (2.31%) Windows 7
10 245 (1.70%) Windows Server 2008
11 116 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 116 (0.81%) Ubuntu
12 104 (0.72%) Windows 8
13 94 (0.65%) Mac OS
14 91 (0.63%) CentOS
15 78 (0.54%) Windows Server 2003
16 74 (0.51%) Debian
17 70 (0.49%) Mac OS X
18 34 (0.24%) AIX
19 33 (0.23%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4,686 (32.56%) Agile Software Development
2 1,718 (11.94%) Software Engineering
3 1,615 (11.22%) ITIL
4 1,420 (9.87%) DevOps
5 1,387 (9.64%) Computer Science
6 1,354 (9.41%) Scrum
7 1,338 (9.30%) Project Management
8 1,152 (8.00%) Analytics
9 1,048 (7.28%) Test Automation
10 1,033 (7.18%) SDLC
11 985 (6.84%) TDD
12 897 (6.23%) Business Intelligence
13 895 (6.22%) Stakeholder Management
14 884 (6.14%) Continuous Improvement
15 877 (6.09%) Continuous Integration
16 854 (5.93%) Mentoring
17 824 (5.72%) Decision-Making
18 768 (5.34%) OO
19 762 (5.29%) Time Management
20 760 (5.28%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 3,448 (23.95%) SQL
2 2,186 (15.19%) C#
3 2,064 (14.34%) JavaScript
4 1,977 (13.73%) Java
5 1,513 (10.51%) Python
6 771 (5.36%) C++
7 717 (4.98%) PowerShell
8 604 (4.20%) C
9 523 (3.63%) T-SQL
10 510 (3.54%) PHP
11 401 (2.79%) Bash Shell
12 353 (2.45%) Ruby
13 244 (1.70%) TypeScript
14 241 (1.67%) R
15 218 (1.51%) Perl
16 200 (1.39%) Shell Script
17 196 (1.36%) Scala
18 193 (1.34%) PL/SQL
19 154 (1.07%) VB.NET
20 144 (1.00%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 2,821 (19.60%) Degree
2 737 (5.12%) Security Cleared
3 559 (3.88%) Computer Science Degree
4 547 (3.80%) Microsoft Certification
5 534 (3.71%) SC Cleared
6 440 (3.06%) Cisco Certification
7 303 (2.11%) MCSE
8 271 (1.88%) CCNA
9 243 (1.69%) CCNP
10 229 (1.59%) ISTQB
11 201 (1.40%) MCSA
12 184 (1.28%) ITIL Certification
13 173 (1.20%) ISEB
14 170 (1.18%) PhD
15 142 (0.99%) CISSP
16 125 (0.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 119 (0.83%) DV Cleared
18 107 (0.74%) AWS Certification
18 107 (0.74%) PMI Certification
19 98 (0.68%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 913 (6.34%) QA
2 710 (4.93%) SLA
3 304 (2.11%) GDPR
4 255 (1.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 248 (1.72%) Data Quality
6 239 (1.66%) PMO
7 75 (0.52%) PCI DSS
8 72 (0.50%) Cyber Essentials
9 54 (0.38%) ISO 9001
10 50 (0.35%) ISO 22301
11 45 (0.31%) MiFID
12 44 (0.31%) EMIR
12 44 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 37 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 37 (0.26%) NIST
14 36 (0.25%) COBIT
15 28 (0.19%) WAI
16 26 (0.18%) HIPAA
17 22 (0.15%) ISAE 3402
18 19 (0.13%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 1,393 (9.68%) Active Directory
2 668 (4.64%) Docker
3 615 (4.27%) VMware Infrastructure
4 441 (3.06%) Hyper-V
5 144 (1.00%) Virtual Machines
6 114 (0.79%) XenApp
7 112 (0.78%) vSphere
8 104 (0.72%) VMware ESXi
9 69 (0.48%) Microsoft App-V
10 55 (0.38%) Virtual Servers
11 46 (0.32%) XenDesktop
12 40 (0.28%) HDFS
13 38 (0.26%) VirtualBox
14 33 (0.23%) VMware NSX
15 31 (0.22%) Virtual Desktop
16 28 (0.19%) Firmware
17 26 (0.18%) Oracle RAC
18 24 (0.17%) VMware Workstation
19 22 (0.15%) Terminal Services
20 19 (0.13%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 444 (3.08%) Kubernetes
2 327 (2.27%) Puppet
3 321 (2.23%) SCCM
4 296 (2.06%) Ansible
5 281 (1.95%) Terraform
6 237 (1.65%) Opscode Chef
7 89 (0.62%) SCVMM
8 87 (0.60%) Microsoft Intune
8 87 (0.60%) Nagios
8 87 (0.60%) SCOM
9 48 (0.33%) WSUS
10 46 (0.32%) Docker Swarm
11 43 (0.30%) Single Sign-On
12 42 (0.29%) vCenter Server
13 39 (0.27%) Packer
14 37 (0.26%) Tivoli
15 35 (0.24%) Cisco CUCM
16 32 (0.22%) Cisco Prime
17 30 (0.21%) Nessus
18 29 (0.20%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 3,435 (23.86%) Microsoft
2 1,003 (6.97%) VMware
3 939 (6.52%) Oracle
4 832 (5.78%) Cisco
5 482 (3.35%) Google
6 433 (3.01%) SAP
7 377 (2.62%) Citrix
8 305 (2.12%) Salesforce.com
9 266 (1.85%) HP
10 244 (1.70%) Tableau
11 225 (1.56%) IBM
12 207 (1.44%) Apple
13 188 (1.31%) Adobe
14 184 (1.28%) ServiceNow
15 181 (1.26%) Splunk
16 176 (1.22%) Juniper
17 162 (1.13%) Dell
18 135 (0.94%) NetApp
19 129 (0.90%) Atlassian
20 128 (0.89%) Red Hat