Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Problem-Solving
UK
6 months to
21 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 19 17 17
Rank change year-on-year -2 0 +1
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 14,469 17,232 18,079
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 10.31% 10.29% 10.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.20% 11.21% 11.08%
Number of salaries quoted 9,993 12,132 12,408
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £24,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £78,750 £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 129,223 153,686 163,101
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.10% 91.76% 92.30%
Number of salaries quoted 101,391 122,385 128,817
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +4.17%
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,000 £28,000
90th Percentile £86,250 £82,500 £80,000
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 21 September 2019.

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 21 September 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 -2 13,453 £47,500 - 2,614
UK excluding London +2 8,876 £42,500 - 2,109
London -2 5,282 £60,000 - 725
South East +1 2,738 £45,000 - 544
North of England +3 2,148 £40,000 - 479
Midlands +5 1,351 £40,000 -5.88% 346
North West +6 1,302 £41,000 +2.50% 258
South West +1 1,059 £40,000 - 283
West Midlands +7 913 £41,000 -3.53% 205
East of England +3 828 £42,250 -6.11% 241
Yorkshire -7 652 £39,000 -2.50% 162
Scotland +7 617 £45,000 - 155
East Midlands +2 432 £40,000 -5.88% 139
North East +8 195 £38,500 -11.80% 59
Wales -20 127 £38,500 +2.67% 60
Northern Ireland -19 21 £37,500 -16.67% 5
Channel Islands +4 3 £52,500 -27.59%

For the 6 months to 21 September 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 4,896 (33.84%) Agile Software Development
2 4,701 (32.49%) Analytical Skills
3 3,301 (22.81%) Microsoft
4 3,240 (22.39%) SQL
5 2,990 (20.66%) Finance
6 2,776 (19.19%) Degree
7 2,414 (16.68%) Windows
8 2,185 (15.10%) JavaScript
9 2,153 (14.88%) C#
10 2,001 (13.83%) SQL Server
11 2,000 (13.82%) Azure
12 1,868 (12.91%) Java
13 1,829 (12.64%) .NET
14 1,819 (12.57%) Software Engineering
15 1,674 (11.57%) AWS
16 1,663 (11.49%) Linux
17 1,595 (11.02%) Python
18 1,564 (10.81%) DevOps
19 1,492 (10.31%) ITIL
20 1,432 (9.90%) HTML
21 1,416 (9.79%) Computer Science
22 1,390 (9.61%) Scrum
23 1,369 (9.46%) Git (software)
24 1,310 (9.05%) Project Management
25 1,272 (8.79%) CSS
26 1,268 (8.76%) Active Directory
27 1,207 (8.34%) Self-Motivation
28 1,119 (7.73%) Analytics
29 1,028 (7.10%) Microsoft Office
30 1,015 (7.01%) TDD

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
1 368 (2.54%) Confluence
2 337 (2.33%) SharePoint
3 291 (2.01%) MS Exchange
4 236 (1.63%) IIS
5 186 (1.29%) Apache Spark
6 152 (1.05%) Elasticsearch
7 145 (1.00%) Apache
8 138 (0.95%) CMS
9 107 (0.74%) Skype for Business
10 85 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2010
11 84 (0.58%) Tomcat
12 73 (0.50%) WebSphere
13 71 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2013
13 71 (0.49%) WordPress
14 65 (0.45%) SAS
15 53 (0.37%) nginx
16 43 (0.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 41 (0.28%) BizTalk Server
17 41 (0.28%) Drupal
18 35 (0.24%) JBoss
Applications
1 1,028 (7.10%) Microsoft Office
2 638 (4.41%) Microsoft Excel
3 242 (1.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 197 (1.36%) MS Visio
5 104 (0.72%) Microsoft Project
6 91 (0.63%) Sketch
7 80 (0.55%) InVision
8 71 (0.49%) Photoshop
9 40 (0.28%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 37 (0.26%) Adobe Illustrator
10 37 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
11 28 (0.19%) Zeplin
12 25 (0.17%) Chatbot
13 22 (0.15%) SPSS
14 14 (0.097%) Acrobat
14 14 (0.097%) Maya
15 13 (0.090%) Adobe XD
16 11 (0.076%) NUKE
17 9 (0.062%) Mathematica
17 9 (0.062%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 130 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 59 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
3 49 (0.34%) Payment Gateway
4 43 (0.30%) Magento
5 41 (0.28%) Oracle ERP
5 41 (0.28%) SAP S/4HANA
6 36 (0.25%) NetSuite
7 32 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
8 29 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
9 28 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
10 24 (0.17%) Oracle Payables
10 24 (0.17%) SAP Hybris
11 20 (0.14%) Dynamics GP
11 20 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 19 (0.13%) Oracle EBS R12
12 19 (0.13%) Oracle Receivables
13 17 (0.12%) Oracle Financials
14 16 (0.11%) Maximo
14 16 (0.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
15 14 (0.097%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 2,000 (13.82%) Azure
2 1,674 (11.57%) AWS
3 937 (6.48%) Office 365
4 445 (3.08%) SaaS
5 425 (2.94%) Power Platform
6 397 (2.74%) GCP
7 220 (1.52%) Serverless
8 213 (1.47%) PaaS
9 189 (1.31%) GitHub
10 162 (1.12%) Cloud Computing
11 157 (1.09%) IaaS
12 140 (0.97%) Dynamics 365
13 120 (0.83%) AWS Lambda
14 112 (0.77%) Amazon EC2
15 108 (0.75%) Amazon S3
16 99 (0.68%) Azure Active Directory
17 79 (0.55%) Amazon SQS
18 74 (0.51%) npm
19 72 (0.50%) Google Analytics
20 70 (0.48%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 804 (5.56%) Firewall
2 512 (3.54%) DNS
3 495 (3.42%) TCP/IP
4 467 (3.23%) LAN
5 462 (3.19%) WAN
6 397 (2.74%) DHCP
7 377 (2.61%) Internet
8 345 (2.38%) Network Security
9 304 (2.10%) VPN
10 298 (2.06%) Wireless
11 257 (1.78%) VoIP
12 209 (1.44%) SAN
13 177 (1.22%) HTTP
14 154 (1.06%) Wi-Fi
15 144 (1.00%) Broadband
16 140 (0.97%) VLAN
17 124 (0.86%) BGP
18 123 (0.85%) Skype
19 110 (0.76%) Cisco ASA
19 110 (0.76%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,001 (13.83%) SQL Server
2 586 (4.05%) MySQL
3 519 (3.59%) Relational Database
4 440 (3.04%) Data Warehouse
5 436 (3.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 430 (2.97%) Big Data
7 417 (2.88%) Power BI
8 394 (2.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 326 (2.25%) NoSQL
10 324 (2.24%) PostgreSQL
11 281 (1.94%) MongoDB
12 261 (1.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 152 (1.05%) Hadoop
14 149 (1.03%) Azure SQL Database
15 143 (0.99%) Oracle Database
16 135 (0.93%) SQL Server 2012
17 121 (0.84%) RDBMS
18 111 (0.77%) Redis
19 100 (0.69%) Microsoft Analysis Services
19 100 (0.69%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 1,369 (9.46%) Git (software)
2 888 (6.14%) JIRA
3 563 (3.89%) Jenkins
4 443 (3.06%) Visual Studio
5 363 (2.51%) Team Foundation Server
6 348 (2.41%) Selenium
7 173 (1.20%) TeamCity
8 166 (1.15%) Bitbucket
9 154 (1.06%) Subversion
10 150 (1.04%) Maven
11 143 (0.99%) Visual Studio Team System
12 130 (0.90%) Cucumber
13 109 (0.75%) JUnit
14 102 (0.70%) webpack
15 97 (0.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 97 (0.67%) Jasmine
16 93 (0.64%) WebDriver
17 86 (0.59%) GitLab
18 83 (0.57%) SoapUI
19 82 (0.57%) Mocha
General
1 2,990 (20.66%) Finance
2 843 (5.83%) Retail
3 710 (4.91%) Banking
4 635 (4.39%) Marketing
5 503 (3.48%) Telecoms
6 441 (3.05%) Manufacturing
7 371 (2.56%) Public Sector
8 327 (2.26%) Games
9 260 (1.80%) Legal
10 226 (1.56%) Electronics
11 219 (1.51%) Aerospace
12 194 (1.34%) Law
13 150 (1.04%) Advertising
14 145 (1.00%) Front Office
15 140 (0.97%) Automotive
16 137 (0.95%) Back Office
17 120 (0.83%) Pharmaceutical
18 118 (0.82%) Local Government
19 106 (0.73%) Billing
20 96 (0.66%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 3,243 (22.41%) Developer
2 2,286 (15.80%) Analyst
3 813 (5.62%) Software Engineer
4 746 (5.16%) Consultant
5 652 (4.51%) Senior Developer
6 617 (4.26%) Architect
7 562 (3.88%) Support Analyst
8 546 (3.77%) .NET Developer
9 530 (3.66%) C# Developer
10 499 (3.45%) Support Engineer
11 485 (3.35%) Business Analyst
12 423 (2.92%) Software Developer
13 420 (2.90%) IT Support
13 420 (2.90%) Java Developer
14 390 (2.70%) Applications Support
15 380 (2.63%) Junior
16 339 (2.34%) DevOps Engineer
17 335 (2.32%) Project Manager
18 304 (2.10%) Service Analyst
19 292 (2.02%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,829 (12.64%) .NET
2 1,432 (9.90%) HTML
3 1,272 (8.79%) CSS
4 826 (5.71%) AngularJS
5 733 (5.07%) ASP.NET
6 655 (4.53%) Web Services
7 622 (4.30%) REST
8 615 (4.25%) React
9 548 (3.79%) Node.js
10 492 (3.40%) HTML5
11 484 (3.35%) XML
12 472 (3.26%) .NET Framework
13 409 (2.83%) Spring
14 407 (2.81%) jQuery
15 368 (2.54%) RESTful
16 366 (2.53%) ASP.NET Web API
17 322 (2.23%) SOAP
18 295 (2.04%) ASP.NET MVC
19 283 (1.96%) JSON
20 256 (1.77%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 4,701 (32.49%) Analytical Skills
2 1,207 (8.34%) Self-Motivation
3 810 (5.60%) User Experience
4 791 (5.47%) Management Information System
5 525 (3.63%) Enterprise Software
6 438 (3.03%) Algorithms
7 381 (2.63%) Data Centre
8 361 (2.49%) Mobile App
9 241 (1.67%) Public Cloud
10 236 (1.63%) Data Structures
11 233 (1.61%) Greenfield Project
12 229 (1.58%) Cloud Native
13 217 (1.50%) Virtual Team
14 187 (1.29%) Hybrid Cloud
15 186 (1.29%) Driving Licence
16 152 (1.05%) Smartphone
17 130 (0.90%) Replication
18 129 (0.89%) Linux Command Line
19 121 (0.84%) Video Conferencing
20 112 (0.77%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 2,414 (16.68%) Windows
2 1,663 (11.49%) Linux
3 909 (6.28%) Windows Server
4 624 (4.31%) Unix
5 575 (3.97%) Windows 10
6 394 (2.72%) Android
7 349 (2.41%) Windows Server 2012
8 341 (2.36%) Windows 7
9 336 (2.32%) Apple iOS
10 251 (1.73%) Windows Server 2008
11 100 (0.69%) Windows 8
12 95 (0.66%) Windows Server 2003
13 91 (0.63%) Mac OS
14 73 (0.50%) CentOS
15 67 (0.46%) Ubuntu
16 60 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 52 (0.36%) Mac OS X
18 47 (0.32%) Solaris
19 44 (0.30%) Windows XP
20 39 (0.27%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 4,896 (33.84%) Agile Software Development
2 1,819 (12.57%) Software Engineering
3 1,564 (10.81%) DevOps
4 1,492 (10.31%) ITIL
5 1,416 (9.79%) Computer Science
6 1,390 (9.61%) Scrum
7 1,310 (9.05%) Project Management
8 1,119 (7.73%) Analytics
9 1,015 (7.01%) TDD
10 992 (6.86%) Test Automation
11 973 (6.72%) Mentoring
12 967 (6.68%) SDLC
13 959 (6.63%) Business Intelligence
14 918 (6.34%) Decision-Making
15 912 (6.30%) Continuous Improvement
16 859 (5.94%) Continuous Integration
16 859 (5.94%) Stakeholder Management
17 786 (5.43%) Microservices
18 758 (5.24%) MVC
19 754 (5.21%) OO
Programming Languages
1 3,240 (22.39%) SQL
2 2,185 (15.10%) JavaScript
3 2,153 (14.88%) C#
4 1,868 (12.91%) Java
5 1,595 (11.02%) Python
6 806 (5.57%) C++
7 661 (4.57%) PowerShell
8 631 (4.36%) C
9 514 (3.55%) T-SQL
10 462 (3.19%) PHP
11 425 (2.94%) Bash Shell
12 333 (2.30%) TypeScript
13 332 (2.29%) Ruby
14 218 (1.51%) Scala
15 212 (1.47%) VB.NET
16 187 (1.29%) PL/SQL
16 187 (1.29%) R
17 186 (1.29%) Perl
18 156 (1.08%) Go
19 133 (0.92%) VB
Qualifications
1 2,776 (19.19%) Degree
2 573 (3.96%) Security Cleared
3 526 (3.64%) Computer Science Degree
4 465 (3.21%) Microsoft Certification
5 404 (2.79%) Cisco Certification
6 401 (2.77%) SC Cleared
7 259 (1.79%) CCNA
8 227 (1.57%) MCSE
9 226 (1.56%) CCNP
10 223 (1.54%) ISTQB
11 160 (1.11%) ITIL Certification
12 143 (0.99%) MCSA
13 129 (0.89%) AWS Certification
13 129 (0.89%) CISSP
14 124 (0.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 115 (0.79%) DBS Check
15 115 (0.79%) MCP
16 114 (0.79%) HND
17 109 (0.75%) ISEB
18 107 (0.74%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 855 (5.91%) QA
2 666 (4.60%) SLA
3 255 (1.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 226 (1.56%) GDPR
5 216 (1.49%) Data Quality
6 172 (1.19%) PMO
7 91 (0.63%) PCI DSS
8 63 (0.44%) NIST
9 62 (0.43%) ISO 9001
10 50 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 43 (0.30%) ISO 22301
12 33 (0.23%) COBIT
13 29 (0.20%) ISAE 3402
14 28 (0.19%) Actionable Recommendations
15 26 (0.18%) SSAE 16
16 23 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials
17 17 (0.12%) WAI
18 11 (0.076%) ISO/IEC 20000
18 11 (0.076%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
18 11 (0.076%) MiFID
System Software
1 1,268 (8.76%) Active Directory
2 774 (5.35%) Docker
3 592 (4.09%) VMware Infrastructure
4 332 (2.29%) Hyper-V
5 147 (1.02%) Virtual Machines
6 112 (0.77%) XenApp
7 110 (0.76%) vSphere
8 95 (0.66%) VMware ESXi
9 68 (0.47%) Microsoft App-V
10 65 (0.45%) Virtual Servers
11 57 (0.39%) XenDesktop
12 43 (0.30%) Firmware
13 41 (0.28%) Apache Flume
14 38 (0.26%) VMware NSX
15 37 (0.26%) VirtualBox
16 30 (0.21%) HDFS
17 28 (0.19%) vCloud
18 23 (0.16%) Virtual Desktop
19 20 (0.14%) Terminal Services
20 19 (0.13%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 574 (3.97%) Kubernetes
2 368 (2.54%) Terraform
3 303 (2.09%) Ansible
4 302 (2.09%) Puppet
5 297 (2.05%) SCCM
6 242 (1.67%) Opscode Chef
7 76 (0.53%) Microsoft Intune
8 64 (0.44%) Nagios
9 60 (0.41%) WSUS
10 59 (0.41%) Kibana
11 47 (0.32%) Cisco CUCM
12 46 (0.32%) SCOM
13 41 (0.28%) Tivoli
14 40 (0.28%) Oozie
15 39 (0.27%) Packer
16 37 (0.26%) Docker Swarm
17 36 (0.25%) Grafana
18 33 (0.23%) Cisco Prime
18 33 (0.23%) Single Sign-On
19 29 (0.20%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 3,301 (22.81%) Microsoft
2 932 (6.44%) VMware
3 849 (5.87%) Oracle
4 753 (5.20%) Cisco
5 521 (3.60%) Google
6 434 (3.00%) SAP
7 394 (2.72%) Citrix
8 305 (2.11%) Salesforce.com
9 280 (1.94%) ServiceNow
10 258 (1.78%) Sage
11 218 (1.51%) Tableau
12 209 (1.44%) Splunk
13 198 (1.37%) IBM
14 191 (1.32%) Apple
15 182 (1.26%) Adobe
16 179 (1.24%) Juniper
17 165 (1.14%) HP
18 141 (0.97%) Atlassian
19 128 (0.88%) Dell
20 111 (0.77%) NetApp