Period
to 18 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Root Cause Analysis skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Root Cause Analysis over the 6 months to 18 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Root Cause Analysis
UK
6 months to
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 299 352 394
Rank change year-on-year +53 +42 -49
Permanent jobs citing Root Cause Analysis 1,795 1,638 1,434
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.13% 0.91% 0.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.23% 1.00% 0.85%
Number of salaries quoted 1,257 1,221 1,065
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - -
10th Percentile £30,500 £26,250 £28,100
90th Percentile £74,250 £71,250 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% -

Root Cause Analysis 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 145,715 164,618 167,894
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.61% 91.88% 91.31%
Number of salaries quoted 115,073 131,024 139,285
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £48,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +3.09% +2.11%
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,500 £27,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £43,750 £42,500
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% -

Root Cause Analysis
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Root Cause Analysis as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Root Cause Analysis in the UK

Root Cause Analysis
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Root Cause Analysis.

Salary trend for Root Cause Analysis in the UK

Root Cause Analysis
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Root Cause Analysis over the 6 months to 18 December 2018.

Salary histogram for Root Cause Analysis in the UK

Root Cause Analysis
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Root Cause Analysis within the UK over the 6 months to 18 December 2018. 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 +56 1,692 £50,000 +11.11% 152
UK excluding London +29 1,149 £45,000 +12.50% 124
London +81 616 £60,000 - 47
South East +121 458 £50,000 +5.26% 22
Midlands +21 226 £43,500 +24.29% 22
North of England -31 208 £42,500 +13.33% 30
West Midlands +24 162 £46,500 +20.78% 15
Yorkshire -15 105 £41,000 +9.33% 6
North West +26 95 £42,500 +11.84% 17
East of England +9 93 £42,500 -5.56% 13
South West -8 86 £42,500 -5.56% 18
East Midlands +43 64 £43,000 +48.28% 7
Scotland -9 49 £35,500 -38.26% 15
Wales +7 22 £32,500 -18.75% 4
North East -29 8 £55,000 +22.22% 7
Northern Ireland -20 7 £32,500 -18.75%

For the 6 months to 18 December 2018, IT jobs citing Root Cause Analysis 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 Root Cause Analysis.

1 559 (31.14%) Microsoft
2 507 (28.25%) Windows
3 473 (26.35%) ITIL
4 451 (25.13%) Finance
5 391 (21.78%) SQL
6 383 (21.34%) Problem-Solving
7 371 (20.67%) Problem Management
8 359 (20.00%) Linux
9 336 (18.72%) Active Directory
10 330 (18.38%) Incident Management
11 313 (17.44%) Agile Software Development
12 284 (15.82%) SQL Server
13 279 (15.54%) VMware
14 274 (15.26%) Windows Server
15 273 (15.21%) Degree
16 260 (14.48%) Oracle
17 250 (13.93%) Continuous Improvement
18 249 (13.87%) Service Management
19 247 (13.76%) Analytical Skills
20 242 (13.48%) Cisco
21 230 (12.81%) SLA
21 230 (12.81%) Firewall
22 204 (11.36%) Microsoft Azure
23 203 (11.31%) PowerShell
24 194 (10.81%) VMware Infrastructure
25 191 (10.64%) Python
26 168 (9.36%) WAN
27 163 (9.08%) DevOps
28 162 (9.03%) SCCM
29 161 (8.97%) Unix

Root Cause Analysis
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
1 109 (6.07%) IIS
2 92 (5.13%) SharePoint
3 75 (4.18%) MS Exchange
4 39 (2.17%) Apache
5 36 (2.01%) CMS
6 25 (1.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 25 (1.39%) Tomcat
7 23 (1.28%) Sitecore CMS
8 22 (1.23%) MQSeries
8 22 (1.23%) SharePoint Server
8 22 (1.23%) Skype for Business
9 21 (1.17%) Confluence
9 21 (1.17%) WebLogic
10 20 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2007
10 20 (1.11%) JBoss
11 19 (1.06%) Apache Spark
12 16 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2010
13 13 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2013
13 13 (0.72%) SAS
14 11 (0.61%) nginx
Applications
1 132 (7.35%) Microsoft Office
2 78 (4.35%) Microsoft Excel
3 46 (2.56%) MS Visio
4 29 (1.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 11 (0.61%) SPSS
6 9 (0.50%) Microsoft Project
7 5 (0.28%) SOLIDWORKS
8 4 (0.22%) Photoshop
9 3 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.056%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 33 (1.84%) SAP Hybris
2 16 (0.89%) Unit4 Business World
3 15 (0.84%) SAP CO
3 15 (0.84%) SAP FI
3 15 (0.84%) SAP FI/CO
4 14 (0.78%) Remedy ITSM
5 13 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
5 13 (0.72%) SAP ERP
6 10 (0.56%) Misys Midas
7 9 (0.50%) Dynamics AX
7 9 (0.50%) Oracle Financials
7 9 (0.50%) SAP S/4HANA
8 6 (0.33%) NetSuite
9 5 (0.28%) OpenText VIM for SAP
9 5 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
9 5 (0.28%) SAP SD
9 5 (0.28%) SAP SRM
10 4 (0.22%) Infor SunSystems
10 4 (0.22%) Scribe Insight
10 4 (0.22%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 204 (11.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 139 (7.74%) Office 365
3 120 (6.69%) Amazon AWS
4 27 (1.50%) SaaS
5 20 (1.11%) IaaS
6 19 (1.06%) Oracle Service Cloud
7 18 (1.00%) Azure Active Directory
8 16 (0.89%) Google Cloud Platform
9 13 (0.72%) GitHub
10 12 (0.67%) PaaS
11 11 (0.61%) OneDrive
12 8 (0.45%) Dynamics 365
12 8 (0.45%) Serverless
13 7 (0.39%) Mimecast
14 6 (0.33%) AWS CloudFormation
14 6 (0.33%) AWS Lambda
15 5 (0.28%) Akamai
15 5 (0.28%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 5 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
15 5 (0.28%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 230 (12.81%) Firewall
2 168 (9.36%) WAN
3 159 (8.86%) DNS
4 142 (7.91%) LAN
5 109 (6.07%) DHCP
6 104 (5.79%) TCP/IP
7 83 (4.62%) Wireless
8 71 (3.96%) Cisco Nexus
9 69 (3.84%) BGP
10 61 (3.40%) Wireshark
11 50 (2.79%) Cisco ASA
11 50 (2.79%) SAN
12 47 (2.62%) Internet
13 46 (2.56%) Wi-Fi
14 45 (2.51%) EIGRP
14 45 (2.51%) VoIP
15 41 (2.28%) MPLS
16 40 (2.23%) Cisco IOS
17 39 (2.17%) NX-OS
18 38 (2.12%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 284 (15.82%) SQL Server
2 126 (7.02%) Relational Database
3 76 (4.23%) MySQL
4 62 (3.45%) Oracle Database
5 50 (2.79%) Power BI
6 48 (2.67%) Data Warehouse
7 47 (2.62%) PostgreSQL
7 47 (2.62%) RDBMS
8 45 (2.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 35 (1.95%) Oracle Reports
9 35 (1.95%) SQL Server 2008
10 31 (1.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 30 (1.67%) Oracle Database 11g
12 28 (1.56%) Oracle Database 12c
13 24 (1.34%) Big Data
14 21 (1.17%) BusinessObjects
15 20 (1.11%) SAP BW
16 18 (1.00%) Hadoop
17 17 (0.95%) SQL Server 2012
18 16 (0.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 50 (2.79%) Jenkins
2 39 (2.17%) Git (software)
3 38 (2.12%) JIRA
4 37 (2.06%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 29 (1.62%) Team Foundation Server
6 25 (1.39%) WinDbg
7 21 (1.17%) Subversion
7 21 (1.17%) Visual Studio
8 16 (0.89%) Selenium
9 15 (0.84%) Cucumber
9 15 (0.84%) LabVIEW
10 13 (0.72%) Maven
11 12 (0.67%) GoCD
12 11 (0.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 11 (0.61%) Eclipse
12 11 (0.61%) IntelliJ
13 10 (0.56%) Bitbucket
13 10 (0.56%) HP UFT
13 10 (0.56%) JUnit
13 10 (0.56%) Vagrant
General
1 451 (25.13%) Finance
2 121 (6.74%) Banking
3 80 (4.46%) Marketing
4 58 (3.23%) Retail
5 51 (2.84%) Telecoms
6 46 (2.56%) Investment Banking
7 43 (2.40%) Manufacturing
8 32 (1.78%) Electronics
9 31 (1.73%) Front Office
10 24 (1.34%) Advertising
11 23 (1.28%) Back Office
12 22 (1.23%) General Ledger
13 19 (1.06%) Law
14 15 (0.84%) Games
15 13 (0.72%) Legal
16 12 (0.67%) Local Government
17 11 (0.61%) Financial Institution
18 10 (0.56%) Automotive
19 8 (0.45%) Digital Economy
20 7 (0.39%) Billing
Job Titles
1 375 (20.89%) Analyst
2 171 (9.53%) Network Engineer
3 153 (8.52%) Support Analyst
4 138 (7.69%) Support Engineer
5 126 (7.02%) Applications Support
6 99 (5.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 89 (4.96%) Developer
8 88 (4.90%) Administrator
9 74 (4.12%) Applications Support Analyst
10 63 (3.51%) Consultant
10 63 (3.51%) DBA
11 52 (2.90%) Business Analyst
11 52 (2.90%) SCCM Engineer
12 49 (2.73%) Software Engineer
13 48 (2.67%) Delivery Manager
14 47 (2.62%) Desktop Engineer
15 46 (2.56%) Senior Analyst
16 42 (2.34%) Applications Engineer
16 42 (2.34%) Architect
16 42 (2.34%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (4.96%) Web Services
2 82 (4.57%) .NET
3 51 (2.84%) XML
4 50 (2.79%) Middleware
5 47 (2.62%) HTML
6 42 (2.34%) REST
7 41 (2.28%) 802.1X
8 35 (1.95%) CSS
9 34 (1.89%) ASP.NET
10 28 (1.56%) .NET Framework
10 28 (1.56%) SOAP
11 24 (1.34%) JSP
12 23 (1.28%) JSON
13 21 (1.17%) Spring
14 20 (1.11%) FIX Protocol
14 20 (1.11%) Hibernate
14 20 (1.11%) J2EE
14 20 (1.11%) Oracle Fusion
15 18 (1.00%) Natural Language Processing
16 15 (0.84%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 247 (13.76%) Analytical Skills
2 149 (8.30%) Self-Motivation
3 108 (6.02%) Data Centre
4 92 (5.13%) Management Information System
5 75 (4.18%) User Experience
6 65 (3.62%) Private Cloud
7 60 (3.34%) Virtual Team
8 58 (3.23%) Data Structures
9 48 (2.67%) Security Operations Centre
10 42 (2.34%) Fintech
11 31 (1.73%) Enterprise Software
12 30 (1.67%) CMDB
13 24 (1.34%) Algorithms
14 20 (1.11%) PKI
15 18 (1.00%) Replication
16 17 (0.95%) Cyber Defence
17 16 (0.89%) Client/Server
18 15 (0.84%) Life Science
19 14 (0.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
19 14 (0.78%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 507 (28.25%) Windows
2 359 (20.00%) Linux
3 274 (15.26%) Windows Server
4 161 (8.97%) Unix
5 95 (5.29%) Windows Server 2008
6 90 (5.01%) Windows 7
7 84 (4.68%) Windows 10
8 81 (4.51%) Windows Server 2012
9 39 (2.17%) Windows Server 2003
10 35 (1.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 26 (1.45%) Solaris
12 22 (1.23%) CentOS
13 16 (0.89%) Ubuntu
14 14 (0.78%) AIX
14 14 (0.78%) Android
14 14 (0.78%) Windows XP
15 8 (0.45%) SUSE
16 7 (0.39%) Oracle Linux
17 6 (0.33%) Windows 8
18 5 (0.28%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 473 (26.35%) ITIL
2 383 (21.34%) Problem-Solving
3 371 (20.67%) Problem Management
4 330 (18.38%) Incident Management
5 313 (17.44%) Agile Software Development
6 250 (13.93%) Continuous Improvement
7 249 (13.87%) Service Management
8 163 (9.08%) DevOps
9 155 (8.64%) Computer Science
10 140 (7.80%) Logistics
11 138 (7.69%) Project Management
12 134 (7.47%) Software Engineering
13 126 (7.02%) Service Delivery
14 118 (6.57%) Stakeholder Management
15 110 (6.13%) Change Management
16 103 (5.74%) Information Security
17 101 (5.63%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 99 (5.52%) Analytics
19 98 (5.46%) Process Improvement
20 94 (5.24%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 391 (21.78%) SQL
2 203 (11.31%) PowerShell
3 191 (10.64%) Python
4 127 (7.08%) Java
5 111 (6.18%) C#
6 77 (4.29%) C++
7 75 (4.18%) C
8 73 (4.07%) JavaScript
9 61 (3.40%) Shell Script
10 59 (3.29%) Bash Shell
11 50 (2.79%) VBScript
12 45 (2.51%) Perl
13 26 (1.45%) R
14 25 (1.39%) VB
15 24 (1.34%) T-SQL
16 22 (1.23%) PL/SQL
17 20 (1.11%) Ruby
18 18 (1.00%) ABAP
19 15 (0.84%) VBA
20 11 (0.61%) PHP
Qualifications
1 273 (15.21%) Degree
2 160 (8.91%) Cisco Certification
3 133 (7.41%) CCNP
4 126 (7.02%) Microsoft Certification
5 88 (4.90%) Computer Science Degree
6 81 (4.51%) MCSE
7 79 (4.40%) ITIL Certification
8 68 (3.79%) CCNA
9 54 (3.01%) Security Cleared
10 51 (2.84%) MCSA
11 38 (2.12%) SC Cleared
12 30 (1.67%) CCIE
13 29 (1.62%) SANS
14 28 (1.56%) ISEB
15 26 (1.45%) Master's Degree
16 24 (1.34%) CISSP
16 24 (1.34%) DV Cleared
17 20 (1.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 18 (1.00%) CISM
18 18 (1.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 230 (12.81%) SLA
2 114 (6.35%) QA
3 67 (3.73%) GDPR
4 53 (2.95%) Data Quality
4 53 (2.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 10 (0.56%) ISO 20022
5 10 (0.56%) ISO 8583
5 10 (0.56%) PCI DSS
6 6 (0.33%) Cyber Essentials
7 5 (0.28%) HIPAA
7 5 (0.28%) HL7
7 5 (0.28%) ISO 13485
7 5 (0.28%) ISO 9001
7 5 (0.28%) SEPA
8 3 (0.17%) COBIT
8 3 (0.17%) ISO 31000
8 3 (0.17%) MiFID
8 3 (0.17%) PMO
9 2 (0.11%) IFRS
9 2 (0.11%) Solvency II
System Software
1 336 (18.72%) Active Directory
2 194 (10.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 123 (6.85%) Hyper-V
4 78 (4.35%) VMware ESXi
5 49 (2.73%) XenApp
6 29 (1.62%) Virtual Machines
7 25 (1.39%) BitLocker
8 23 (1.28%) Firmware
9 22 (1.23%) Docker
10 19 (1.06%) vSphere
10 19 (1.06%) XenDesktop
11 10 (0.56%) Oracle RAC
12 9 (0.50%) Virtual Desktop
12 9 (0.50%) Virtual Servers
13 7 (0.39%) Microsoft App-V
14 6 (0.33%) NFS
14 6 (0.33%) Terminal Services
15 5 (0.28%) XenServer
16 4 (0.22%) Apache ZooKeeper
16 4 (0.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 162 (9.03%) SCCM
2 62 (3.45%) Nagios
3 60 (3.34%) Puppet
4 54 (3.01%) WSUS
5 50 (2.79%) SCOM
6 48 (2.67%) Ansible
7 37 (2.06%) Cisco LMS
7 37 (2.06%) Opsview
7 37 (2.06%) Terraform
8 36 (2.01%) vCenter Server
9 33 (1.84%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 31 (1.73%) vRealize
11 30 (1.67%) Norton AntiVirus
11 30 (1.67%) Opscode Chef
12 26 (1.45%) SCOrch
12 26 (1.45%) vRealize Orchestrator
13 25 (1.39%) Kubernetes
13 25 (1.39%) Perfmon
14 19 (1.06%) Backup Exec
15 16 (0.89%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 559 (31.14%) Microsoft
2 279 (15.54%) VMware
3 260 (14.48%) Oracle
4 242 (13.48%) Cisco
5 108 (6.02%) SAP
6 105 (5.85%) ServiceNow
7 103 (5.74%) Citrix
8 91 (5.07%) HP
9 90 (5.01%) CheckPoint
10 75 (4.18%) BMC
11 73 (4.07%) Red Hat
12 61 (3.40%) IBM
13 54 (3.01%) Symantec
14 51 (2.84%) Palo Alto
15 50 (2.79%) Juniper
16 46 (2.56%) McAfee
17 45 (2.51%) SolarWinds
18 43 (2.40%) Dell
18 43 (2.40%) F5
19 42 (2.34%) Riverbed