Period
to 19 February 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 19 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Problem-Solving
UK
6 months to
19 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 19 21 18
Rank change year-on-year +2 -3 +1
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 12,306 14,953 17,055
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 9.92% 9.87% 9.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.79% 10.70% 10.53%
Number of salaries quoted 8,815 10,850 12,544
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £26,750 £25,750 £25,625
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year +3.53% +4.94% +1.25%

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 114,031 139,701 161,967
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.92% 92.19% 92.25%
Number of salaries quoted 90,428 110,324 131,517
UK median annual salary £53,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.95% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £30,823 £30,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £88,750 £85,000 £80,000
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 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 February 2020.

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 19 February 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 +2 11,286 £50,000 +5.26% 2,817
UK excluding London +3 7,486 £44,000 +3.53% 2,210
London -1 4,516 £60,000 - 828
South East 0 2,349 £47,500 +7.95% 546
North of England +1 1,697 £43,000 +7.17% 581
Midlands +3 1,021 £42,500 +3.66% 361
South West +5 934 £41,500 -2.35% 264
North West 0 912 £43,500 +2.35% 336
East of England +7 756 £45,000 +5.88% 235
West Midlands 0 669 £42,500 +3.66% 200
Yorkshire +8 611 £43,625 +9.06% 190
Scotland +3 477 £44,250 -1.67% 118
East Midlands 0 349 £40,000 -1.23% 160
Wales +10 236 £42,000 +5.00% 78
North East +4 174 £41,852 -1.52% 55
Northern Ireland +15 39 £37,500 -21.05% 25
Isle of Man 0 5 £47,500 -5.00% 1
Channel Islands +5 3 £60,000 +84.62% 2

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 4,077 (33.13%) Agile Software Development
2 3,954 (32.13%) Analytical Skills
3 2,838 (23.06%) SQL
4 2,719 (22.09%) Microsoft
5 2,658 (21.60%) Finance
6 2,384 (19.37%) Degree
7 2,276 (18.50%) Windows
8 1,993 (16.20%) C#
9 1,970 (16.01%) Azure
10 1,968 (15.99%) JavaScript
11 1,762 (14.32%) Java
12 1,741 (14.15%) .NET
13 1,610 (13.08%) SQL Server
14 1,589 (12.91%) AWS
15 1,463 (11.89%) Software Engineering
16 1,449 (11.77%) Linux
17 1,411 (11.47%) Python
18 1,300 (10.56%) Computer Science
19 1,290 (10.48%) HTML
20 1,210 (9.83%) Project Management
21 1,191 (9.68%) Scrum
22 1,185 (9.63%) Active Directory
23 1,167 (9.48%) DevOps
24 1,141 (9.27%) ITIL
25 1,139 (9.26%) CSS
26 1,096 (8.91%) Office 365
27 1,061 (8.62%) Git (software)
28 1,060 (8.61%) Self-Motivation
29 977 (7.94%) Analytics
30 904 (7.35%) Mentoring

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
1 394 (3.20%) SharePoint
2 374 (3.04%) Confluence
3 275 (2.23%) MS Exchange
4 203 (1.65%) IIS
5 187 (1.52%) CMS
6 142 (1.15%) Apache
7 120 (0.98%) Elasticsearch
8 102 (0.83%) Apache Spark
9 99 (0.80%) Skype for Business
10 92 (0.75%) Tomcat
11 76 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2010
12 71 (0.58%) SAS
13 68 (0.55%) WebSphere
14 59 (0.48%) WordPress
15 58 (0.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 54 (0.44%) WebLogic
17 42 (0.34%) nginx
18 41 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2013
19 31 (0.25%) Oracle Service Bus
20 28 (0.23%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 822 (6.68%) Microsoft Office
2 528 (4.29%) Microsoft Excel
3 180 (1.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 109 (0.89%) MS Visio
5 92 (0.75%) Sketch
6 72 (0.59%) Photoshop
7 66 (0.54%) Microsoft Project
8 64 (0.52%) InVision
9 44 (0.36%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 44 (0.36%) Adobe Illustrator
10 41 (0.33%) Zeplin
11 29 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
12 26 (0.21%) Adobe XD
13 16 (0.13%) Chatbot
14 13 (0.11%) InDesign
14 13 (0.11%) OrCAD
15 11 (0.089%) Acrobat
15 11 (0.089%) Adobe After Effects
16 9 (0.073%) Gliffy
17 8 (0.065%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 174 (1.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 78 (0.63%) Magento
3 54 (0.44%) Payment Gateway
4 53 (0.43%) Oracle EBS
5 50 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
6 46 (0.37%) SAP S/4HANA
7 42 (0.34%) Oracle ERP
8 38 (0.31%) NetSuite
9 36 (0.29%) Oracle EBS R12
10 34 (0.28%) Shopify
11 26 (0.21%) assyst
12 24 (0.20%) Oracle Payables
13 23 (0.19%) Oracle Financials
13 23 (0.19%) Oracle Receivables
14 22 (0.18%) Distributed Ledger
14 22 (0.18%) Salesforce.com CRM
15 21 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
15 21 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
15 21 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
15 21 (0.17%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 1,970 (16.01%) Azure
2 1,589 (12.91%) AWS
3 1,096 (8.91%) Office 365
4 492 (4.00%) SaaS
5 420 (3.41%) Power Platform
6 295 (2.40%) GCP
7 204 (1.66%) Serverless
8 180 (1.46%) Cloud Computing
9 168 (1.37%) Dynamics 365
10 166 (1.35%) PaaS
11 152 (1.24%) Azure Active Directory
12 144 (1.17%) IaaS
13 126 (1.02%) GitHub
14 92 (0.75%) AWS Lambda
15 89 (0.72%) npm
16 82 (0.67%) Amazon EC2
17 81 (0.66%) Amazon S3
18 58 (0.47%) Google Analytics
19 56 (0.46%) Azure Data Factory
20 46 (0.37%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 655 (5.32%) Firewall
2 512 (4.16%) DNS
3 498 (4.05%) TCP/IP
4 427 (3.47%) LAN
5 420 (3.41%) WAN
6 394 (3.20%) Internet
7 365 (2.97%) DHCP
8 297 (2.41%) VPN
9 278 (2.26%) Wireless
10 231 (1.88%) Network Security
11 230 (1.87%) VoIP
12 163 (1.32%) Wi-Fi
13 155 (1.26%) Skype
14 145 (1.18%) VLAN
15 133 (1.08%) SAN
16 132 (1.07%) BGP
16 132 (1.07%) MPLS
17 108 (0.88%) HTTP
18 89 (0.72%) SSL
19 78 (0.63%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,610 (13.08%) SQL Server
2 548 (4.45%) MySQL
3 452 (3.67%) Relational Database
4 388 (3.15%) Power BI
5 369 (3.00%) Data Warehouse
6 362 (2.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 353 (2.87%) Big Data
8 350 (2.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 330 (2.68%) PostgreSQL
10 295 (2.40%) NoSQL
11 250 (2.03%) MongoDB
12 153 (1.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 152 (1.24%) Azure SQL Database
14 149 (1.21%) Hadoop
15 133 (1.08%) Oracle Database
16 124 (1.01%) SQL Server 2012
17 121 (0.98%) RDBMS
18 118 (0.96%) Redis
19 106 (0.86%) QlikView
20 85 (0.69%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1,061 (8.62%) Git (software)
2 793 (6.44%) JIRA
3 453 (3.68%) Jenkins
4 375 (3.05%) Visual Studio
5 294 (2.39%) Team Foundation Server
6 277 (2.25%) Selenium
7 161 (1.31%) Bitbucket
8 155 (1.26%) Maven
9 149 (1.21%) TeamCity
9 149 (1.21%) Visual Studio Team System
10 134 (1.09%) Octopus Deploy
11 120 (0.98%) Subversion
12 117 (0.95%) JUnit
13 111 (0.90%) webpack
14 109 (0.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 105 (0.85%) Cucumber
16 103 (0.84%) Jasmine
17 88 (0.72%) Postman
18 86 (0.70%) Karma Test Runner
19 79 (0.64%) JMeter
General
1 2,658 (21.60%) Finance
2 605 (4.92%) Banking
3 596 (4.84%) Retail
4 586 (4.76%) Marketing
5 391 (3.18%) Telecoms
6 372 (3.02%) Legal
7 338 (2.75%) Public Sector
8 272 (2.21%) Games
9 267 (2.17%) Manufacturing
10 205 (1.67%) Law
11 167 (1.36%) Front Office
12 155 (1.26%) Electronics
13 140 (1.14%) Aerospace
14 117 (0.95%) Automotive
15 116 (0.94%) Financial Institution
16 110 (0.89%) Advertising
17 101 (0.82%) Back Office
18 84 (0.68%) Billing
19 81 (0.66%) Publishing
20 79 (0.64%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 2,988 (24.28%) Developer
2 1,834 (14.90%) Analyst
3 737 (5.99%) Software Engineer
4 636 (5.17%) Senior Developer
5 558 (4.53%) Consultant
6 522 (4.24%) Architect
7 515 (4.18%) Support Engineer
8 488 (3.97%) C# Developer
9 486 (3.95%) .NET Developer
10 455 (3.70%) Software Developer
11 434 (3.53%) Support Analyst
12 395 (3.21%) Java Developer
13 389 (3.16%) Business Analyst
14 351 (2.85%) Junior
14 351 (2.85%) Project Manager
15 345 (2.80%) IT Support
16 309 (2.51%) Administrator
17 289 (2.35%) Network Engineer
18 284 (2.31%) Applications Support
19 265 (2.15%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,741 (14.15%) .NET
2 1,290 (10.48%) HTML
3 1,139 (9.26%) CSS
4 832 (6.76%) AngularJS
5 620 (5.04%) React
6 609 (4.95%) ASP.NET
7 596 (4.84%) Web Services
8 543 (4.41%) Node.js
9 534 (4.34%) REST
10 486 (3.95%) HTML5
11 439 (3.57%) RESTful
12 418 (3.40%) jQuery
13 402 (3.27%) XML
14 389 (3.16%) .NET Framework
15 358 (2.91%) ASP.NET Web API
16 343 (2.79%) Spring
17 281 (2.28%) CSS3
18 276 (2.24%) .NET Core
19 274 (2.23%) ASP.NET MVC
20 238 (1.93%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3,954 (32.13%) Analytical Skills
2 1,060 (8.61%) Self-Motivation
3 770 (6.26%) User Experience
4 543 (4.41%) Management Information System
5 346 (2.81%) Algorithms
6 325 (2.64%) Mobile App
7 322 (2.62%) Data Centre
8 271 (2.20%) Enterprise Software
9 231 (1.88%) Greenfield Project
10 213 (1.73%) Data Structures
11 208 (1.69%) Driving Licence
12 172 (1.40%) Cloud Native
13 160 (1.30%) Virtual Team
14 153 (1.24%) Public Cloud
15 137 (1.11%) Video Conferencing
16 99 (0.80%) Linux Command Line
17 92 (0.75%) Client/Server
18 91 (0.74%) iPad
19 90 (0.73%) Analytical Mindset
20 73 (0.59%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 2,276 (18.50%) Windows
2 1,449 (11.77%) Linux
3 810 (6.58%) Windows Server
4 617 (5.01%) Windows 10
5 596 (4.84%) Unix
6 330 (2.68%) Windows 7
7 295 (2.40%) Apple iOS
8 291 (2.36%) Android
9 268 (2.18%) Windows Server 2012
10 187 (1.52%) Windows Server 2008
11 112 (0.91%) Mac OS X
12 99 (0.80%) Windows 8
13 81 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 62 (0.50%) Mac OS
15 55 (0.45%) Windows XP
16 51 (0.41%) CentOS
16 51 (0.41%) Windows Server 2003
17 36 (0.29%) Ubuntu
18 32 (0.26%) Solaris
19 24 (0.20%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4,077 (33.13%) Agile Software Development
2 1,463 (11.89%) Software Engineering
3 1,300 (10.56%) Computer Science
4 1,210 (9.83%) Project Management
5 1,191 (9.68%) Scrum
6 1,167 (9.48%) DevOps
7 1,141 (9.27%) ITIL
8 977 (7.94%) Analytics
9 904 (7.35%) Mentoring
10 902 (7.33%) Test Automation
11 886 (7.20%) Decision-Making
12 858 (6.97%) SDLC
13 841 (6.83%) TDD
14 762 (6.19%) Business Intelligence
15 733 (5.96%) Stakeholder Management
16 713 (5.79%) Continuous Improvement
17 692 (5.62%) Continuous Integration
18 651 (5.29%) Microservices
19 634 (5.15%) MVC
20 633 (5.14%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2,838 (23.06%) SQL
2 1,993 (16.20%) C#
3 1,968 (15.99%) JavaScript
4 1,762 (14.32%) Java
5 1,411 (11.47%) Python
6 650 (5.28%) C++
7 640 (5.20%) C
8 585 (4.75%) PowerShell
9 441 (3.58%) T-SQL
10 424 (3.45%) TypeScript
11 369 (3.00%) PHP
12 303 (2.46%) Bash Shell
13 270 (2.19%) Ruby
14 191 (1.55%) VB.NET
15 178 (1.45%) Scala
16 175 (1.42%) PL/SQL
17 167 (1.36%) Go
18 158 (1.28%) R
19 154 (1.25%) Java 8
20 139 (1.13%) ES6
Qualifications
1 2,384 (19.37%) Degree
2 592 (4.81%) Computer Science Degree
3 453 (3.68%) Security Cleared
4 345 (2.80%) Cisco Certification
5 314 (2.55%) Microsoft Certification
6 313 (2.54%) SC Cleared
7 235 (1.91%) CCNA
8 184 (1.50%) CCNP
9 161 (1.31%) ITIL Certification
9 161 (1.31%) MCSE
10 151 (1.23%) ISTQB
11 109 (0.89%) MCSA
12 105 (0.85%) CISSP
13 95 (0.77%) Master's Degree
14 92 (0.75%) JNCIA
15 83 (0.67%) ISEB
16 82 (0.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 76 (0.62%) CISM
18 75 (0.61%) DBS Check
19 74 (0.60%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 695 (5.65%) QA
2 442 (3.59%) SLA
3 194 (1.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 168 (1.37%) Data Quality
5 157 (1.28%) GDPR
6 97 (0.79%) PMO
7 61 (0.50%) PCI DSS
8 50 (0.41%) NIST
9 32 (0.26%) COBIT
10 24 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 22 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 17 (0.14%) HIPAA
12 17 (0.14%) WCAG
13 16 (0.13%) Def Stans
14 14 (0.11%) ISO 20022
14 14 (0.11%) ISO 22301
14 14 (0.11%) ISO 9001
14 14 (0.11%) MiFID
15 13 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials
16 12 (0.098%) EMIR
System Software
1 1,185 (9.63%) Active Directory
2 686 (5.57%) Docker
3 555 (4.51%) VMware Infrastructure
4 238 (1.93%) Hyper-V
5 133 (1.08%) vSphere
6 106 (0.86%) XenApp
7 100 (0.81%) Firmware
8 94 (0.76%) VMware ESXi
9 73 (0.59%) Virtual Machines
9 73 (0.59%) XenDesktop
10 35 (0.28%) VirtualBox
11 25 (0.20%) BitLocker
11 25 (0.20%) Virtual Desktop
12 23 (0.19%) Virtual Servers
13 21 (0.17%) Terminal Services
14 20 (0.16%) KVM
14 20 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
14 20 (0.16%) Terminal Server
15 18 (0.15%) NFS
16 15 (0.12%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 468 (3.80%) Kubernetes
2 306 (2.49%) SCCM
3 295 (2.40%) Terraform
4 294 (2.39%) Ansible
5 217 (1.76%) Puppet
6 148 (1.20%) Opscode Chef
7 103 (0.84%) Microsoft Intune
8 66 (0.54%) Kibana
9 60 (0.49%) WSUS
10 56 (0.46%) SCOM
11 43 (0.35%) Grafana
11 43 (0.35%) Nagios
12 40 (0.33%) vCenter Server
13 33 (0.27%) Backup Exec
14 32 (0.26%) AirWatch
15 28 (0.23%) FortiGate
16 27 (0.22%) Single Sign-On
17 26 (0.21%) BMC PATROL
18 24 (0.20%) Jamf Pro
19 23 (0.19%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 2,719 (22.09%) Microsoft
2 801 (6.51%) VMware
3 692 (5.62%) Oracle
4 599 (4.87%) Cisco
5 349 (2.84%) Google
6 299 (2.43%) Citrix
7 288 (2.34%) SAP
8 285 (2.32%) Salesforce.com
9 275 (2.23%) Tableau
10 194 (1.58%) ServiceNow
11 184 (1.50%) HP
11 184 (1.50%) Sage
12 180 (1.46%) Adobe
13 174 (1.41%) IBM
14 154 (1.25%) Juniper
15 151 (1.23%) Apple
16 138 (1.12%) Atlassian
17 117 (0.95%) Dell
18 109 (0.89%) Red Hat
19 101 (0.82%) Splunk