Period
to 6 April 2020

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 6 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Root Cause Analysis
UK
6 months to
6 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 323 311 382
Rank change year-on-year -12 +71 +28
Permanent jobs citing Root Cause Analysis 1,072 1,600 1,438
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.92% 1.07% 0.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.00% 1.16% 0.88%
Number of salaries quoted 824 1,209 1,044
Median annual salary £48,000 £49,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.04% +8.89% -5.26%
10th Percentile £28,000 £30,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +12.50% -11.11%

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 107,513 137,576 163,652
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.91% 92.18% 92.19%
Number of salaries quoted 85,270 108,231 133,182
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 £88,750 £85,000 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

Root Cause Analysis
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Root Cause Analysis in the UK

Root Cause Analysis
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Root Cause Analysis.

Salary trend for Root Cause Analysis in the UK

Root Cause Analysis
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Root Cause Analysis over the 6 months to 6 April 2020.

Salary histogram for Root Cause Analysis in the UK

Root Cause Analysis
Top 17 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 6 April 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 -15 1,022 £48,000 -4.00% 139
UK excluding London -7 697 £45,000 - 130
London -14 365 £60,500 +5.22% 20
South East +31 298 £48,000 -4.00% 35
North of England +6 133 £42,500 -5.56% 31
Midlands +9 108 £40,000 -10.11% 19
West Midlands +34 99 £40,000 -11.11% 14
North West +20 87 £45,000 - 17
South West -1 65 £30,000 -30.64% 14
Work from Home +36 59 £50,000 +4.17% 2
East of England +7 55 £40,000 +5.26% 20
Yorkshire 0 45 £37,500 -16.67% 6
Scotland +14 20 £53,163 +25.09% 6
Wales -1 18 £40,500 +1.25% 4
East Midlands +5 8 £36,000 -17.24% 5
Northern Ireland +12 1 £70,000 +100.00% 1
North East -6 1 - - 8

For the 6 months to 6 April 2020, 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.

1 316 (29.48%) Microsoft
2 299 (27.89%) Windows
3 250 (23.32%) SQL
4 231 (21.55%) ITIL
4 231 (21.55%) Agile Software Development
5 219 (20.43%) Problem-Solving
6 217 (20.24%) Finance
7 169 (15.76%) Continuous Improvement
8 165 (15.39%) Active Directory
9 157 (14.65%) Linux
10 155 (14.46%) Azure
11 149 (13.90%) Windows Server
12 146 (13.62%) Degree
13 141 (13.15%) VMware
14 135 (12.59%) Analytical Skills
15 129 (12.03%) Firewall
15 129 (12.03%) Incident Management
16 128 (11.94%) SLA
17 124 (11.57%) Python
17 124 (11.57%) AWS
18 116 (10.82%) DevOps
19 115 (10.73%) Problem Management
19 115 (10.73%) Cisco
20 111 (10.35%) Office 365
21 110 (10.26%) VMware Infrastructure
22 106 (9.89%) SQL Server
23 103 (9.61%) PowerShell
24 101 (9.42%) Project Management
25 94 (8.77%) JavaScript
26 93 (8.68%) Java

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 49 (4.57%) Confluence
1 49 (4.57%) MS Exchange
2 29 (2.71%) SharePoint
3 18 (1.68%) Apache Spark
3 18 (1.68%) IIS
3 18 (1.68%) WebSphere
4 17 (1.59%) Apache Airflow
4 17 (1.59%) Skype for Business
5 14 (1.31%) Luigi
6 12 (1.12%) Apache
7 9 (0.84%) BizTalk Server
8 8 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2010
8 8 (0.75%) MQSeries
8 8 (0.75%) SAS
9 7 (0.65%) OpenStack
10 5 (0.47%) Elasticsearch
10 5 (0.47%) nginx
11 4 (0.37%) Cloud Foundry
11 4 (0.37%) CloudStack
11 4 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 80 (7.46%) Microsoft Office
2 45 (4.20%) Microsoft Excel
3 20 (1.87%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 19 (1.77%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.37%) Windchill
6 1 (0.093%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 20 (1.87%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (1.31%) NetSuite
3 9 (0.84%) assyst
4 7 (0.65%) SAP S/4HANA
5 5 (0.47%) SAP CO
5 5 (0.47%) SAP ERP
5 5 (0.47%) SAP FI
5 5 (0.47%) SAP FI/CO
6 4 (0.37%) Oracle EBS
6 4 (0.37%) Oracle EBS R12
6 4 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
6 4 (0.37%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
7 3 (0.28%) Magento
7 3 (0.28%) Oracle Financials
8 2 (0.19%) Hyperion Planning
8 2 (0.19%) Oracle General Ledger
8 2 (0.19%) Oracle iProcurement
8 2 (0.19%) Oracle Payables
8 2 (0.19%) Oracle Receivables
8 2 (0.19%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 155 (14.46%) Azure
2 124 (11.57%) AWS
3 111 (10.35%) Office 365
4 31 (2.89%) IaaS
5 28 (2.61%) Slack
6 25 (2.33%) GCP
6 25 (2.33%) SaaS
7 23 (2.15%) Power Platform
8 17 (1.59%) Amazon S3
9 14 (1.31%) Amazon EC2
9 14 (1.31%) Amazon EMR
10 13 (1.21%) Mimecast
11 12 (1.12%) PaaS
12 10 (0.93%) Amazon ECS
12 10 (0.93%) AWS CloudFormation
12 10 (0.93%) Azure Active Directory
12 10 (0.93%) GitHub
13 9 (0.84%) BlazeMeter
14 8 (0.75%) AWS CodePipeline
14 8 (0.75%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 129 (12.03%) Firewall
2 68 (6.34%) LAN
3 63 (5.88%) WAN
4 49 (4.57%) TCP/IP
5 48 (4.48%) DNS
6 46 (4.29%) Wireless
7 43 (4.01%) VoIP
8 37 (3.45%) Network Security
9 36 (3.36%) DHCP
10 32 (2.99%) Internet
11 30 (2.80%) Skype
12 25 (2.33%) VPN
13 22 (2.05%) SAN
14 19 (1.77%) SSL
15 14 (1.31%) Cisco ASA
15 14 (1.31%) Intrusion Detection
15 14 (1.31%) Unified Communications
16 13 (1.21%) NetScaler
17 12 (1.12%) OSPF
17 12 (1.12%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 106 (9.89%) SQL Server
2 61 (5.69%) Relational Database
3 50 (4.66%) Big Data
4 46 (4.29%) PostgreSQL
5 36 (3.36%) NoSQL
6 27 (2.52%) Hadoop
7 24 (2.24%) MySQL
8 23 (2.15%) Redis
9 22 (2.05%) Data Warehouse
9 22 (2.05%) Power BI
10 21 (1.96%) RDBMS
11 18 (1.68%) Amazon RDS
12 16 (1.49%) InfluxDB
13 15 (1.40%) Oracle Reports
14 14 (1.31%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 14 (1.31%) Amazon Redshift
14 14 (1.31%) Azkaban
14 14 (1.31%) BigQuery
15 13 (1.21%) MongoDB
15 13 (1.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 91 (8.49%) JIRA
2 56 (5.22%) Git (software)
3 48 (4.48%) Jenkins
4 35 (3.26%) Bitbucket
5 33 (3.08%) Selenium
6 22 (2.05%) Cucumber
7 19 (1.77%) Maven
8 16 (1.49%) Artifactory
9 15 (1.40%) Subversion
9 15 (1.40%) Visual Studio
10 12 (1.12%) Postman
11 11 (1.03%) SoapUI
12 10 (0.93%) JMeter
12 10 (0.93%) REST Assured
13 9 (0.84%) Octopus Deploy
13 9 (0.84%) WebDriver
14 7 (0.65%) JBehave
15 6 (0.56%) Zephyr
16 5 (0.47%) Bugzilla
16 5 (0.47%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 217 (20.24%) Finance
2 57 (5.32%) Banking
3 37 (3.45%) Telecoms
4 34 (3.17%) Retail
5 31 (2.89%) Legal
6 25 (2.33%) Public Sector
7 24 (2.24%) Back Office
8 15 (1.40%) Front Office
8 15 (1.40%) German Language
8 15 (1.40%) Marketing
9 14 (1.31%) Local Government
10 13 (1.21%) Law
11 9 (0.84%) Investment Banking
12 8 (0.75%) Manufacturing
13 7 (0.65%) Online Betting
13 7 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
14 6 (0.56%) Aerospace
14 6 (0.56%) Financial Institution
14 6 (0.56%) General Ledger
14 6 (0.56%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 258 (24.07%) Analyst
2 100 (9.33%) Developer
2 100 (9.33%) Support Analyst
3 58 (5.41%) Applications Support
3 58 (5.41%) Support Engineer
4 56 (5.22%) Administrator
5 47 (4.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 46 (4.29%) DevOps Engineer
7 44 (4.10%) Network Engineer
8 38 (3.54%) Applications Support Analyst
8 38 (3.54%) Business Analyst
9 37 (3.45%) Architect
9 37 (3.45%) IT Support
9 37 (3.45%) Systems Administrator
10 36 (3.36%) 3rd Line Support
11 35 (3.26%) Service Analyst
12 30 (2.80%) Data Engineer
12 30 (2.80%) IT Analyst
13 27 (2.52%) Service Desk Analyst
13 27 (2.52%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (7.93%) .NET
2 58 (5.41%) Web Services
3 52 (4.85%) HTML
4 51 (4.76%) Middleware
5 44 (4.10%) XML
6 41 (3.82%) CSS
7 30 (2.80%) Kafka
8 25 (2.33%) jQuery
9 24 (2.24%) J2EE
10 22 (2.05%) Spring
11 19 (1.77%) REST
12 18 (1.68%) Elastic Stack
12 18 (1.68%) Hibernate
12 18 (1.68%) RabbitMQ
12 18 (1.68%) SOAP
13 17 (1.59%) HTML5
14 16 (1.49%) AngularJS
15 14 (1.31%) Node.js
15 14 (1.31%) React
15 14 (1.31%) Spark Streaming
Miscellaneous
1 135 (12.59%) Analytical Skills
2 76 (7.09%) Self-Motivation
3 75 (7.00%) Management Information System
4 63 (5.88%) Data Centre
5 49 (4.57%) Public Cloud
6 43 (4.01%) User Experience
7 26 (2.43%) Wiki
8 23 (2.15%) Mobile App
9 22 (2.05%) Tandem
10 20 (1.87%) Data Structures
10 20 (1.87%) Enterprise Software
10 20 (1.87%) Virtual Team
11 17 (1.59%) e-Learning
12 16 (1.49%) Reinsurance
13 15 (1.40%) Cyber Defence
13 15 (1.40%) Security Operations Centre
14 13 (1.21%) CMDB
14 13 (1.21%) Greenfield Project
14 13 (1.21%) Mainframe
15 11 (1.03%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 299 (27.89%) Windows
2 157 (14.65%) Linux
3 149 (13.90%) Windows Server
4 47 (4.38%) Windows 7
5 46 (4.29%) Windows 10
6 42 (3.92%) Windows Server 2012
7 41 (3.82%) Windows Server 2008
8 38 (3.54%) Android
8 38 (3.54%) Unix
9 32 (2.99%) Apple iOS
9 32 (2.99%) CentOS
10 17 (1.59%) Mac OS X
10 17 (1.59%) Windows 8
11 14 (1.31%) Solaris
12 13 (1.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 12 (1.12%) Mac OS
14 10 (0.93%) Windows Server 2016
15 8 (0.75%) AIX
16 7 (0.65%) Ubuntu
17 3 (0.28%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 231 (21.55%) Agile Software Development
1 231 (21.55%) ITIL
2 219 (20.43%) Problem-Solving
3 169 (15.76%) Continuous Improvement
4 129 (12.03%) Incident Management
5 116 (10.82%) DevOps
6 115 (10.73%) Problem Management
7 101 (9.42%) Project Management
8 84 (7.84%) Mentoring
9 78 (7.28%) Service Delivery
10 76 (7.09%) Test Automation
11 75 (7.00%) Process Improvement
12 70 (6.53%) Information Security
13 69 (6.44%) Change Management
14 66 (6.16%) Analytics
14 66 (6.16%) Service Management
15 64 (5.97%) Computer Science
16 56 (5.22%) Disaster Recovery
17 54 (5.04%) Scrum
18 53 (4.94%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 250 (23.32%) SQL
2 124 (11.57%) Python
3 103 (9.61%) PowerShell
4 94 (8.77%) JavaScript
5 93 (8.68%) Java
6 71 (6.62%) C#
7 32 (2.99%) Bash Shell
8 31 (2.89%) C++
9 23 (2.15%) C
10 21 (1.96%) Shell Script
11 19 (1.77%) Scala
12 16 (1.49%) PL/SQL
13 13 (1.21%) R
14 12 (1.12%) PHP
15 10 (0.93%) TypeScript
16 8 (0.75%) Ruby
17 7 (0.65%) Embedded C
17 7 (0.65%) Embedded C++
17 7 (0.65%) VB.NET
18 6 (0.56%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 146 (13.62%) Degree
2 88 (8.21%) Security Cleared
3 76 (7.09%) Cisco Certification
4 64 (5.97%) Microsoft Certification
5 48 (4.48%) Computer Science Degree
6 45 (4.20%) ITIL Certification
7 44 (4.10%) CCNP
8 43 (4.01%) SC Cleared
9 24 (2.24%) MCSE
10 22 (2.05%) ISEB
11 21 (1.96%) CCNA
12 20 (1.87%) CCIE
13 19 (1.77%) CISSP
14 17 (1.59%) CISA
15 14 (1.31%) BC Cleared
15 14 (1.31%) IRCA
16 13 (1.21%) ISTQB
17 12 (1.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 11 (1.03%) JNCIP
19 9 (0.84%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 128 (11.94%) SLA
2 89 (8.30%) QA
3 25 (2.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 20 (1.87%) GDPR
5 14 (1.31%) Data Quality
6 7 (0.65%) PCI DSS
7 5 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 5 (0.47%) PMO
8 4 (0.37%) BS25999
8 4 (0.37%) Cyber Essentials
8 4 (0.37%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 3 (0.28%) NCSC
9 3 (0.28%) NIST
9 3 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.19%) COBIT
10 2 (0.19%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.19%) ITGC
11 1 (0.093%) Actionable Recommendations
11 1 (0.093%) Def Stans
11 1 (0.093%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 165 (15.39%) Active Directory
2 110 (10.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 57 (5.32%) Docker
4 47 (4.38%) VMware ESXi
5 37 (3.45%) Hyper-V
6 34 (3.17%) vSphere
7 33 (3.08%) XenApp
8 23 (2.15%) XenDesktop
9 16 (1.49%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 14 (1.31%) Virtual Servers
11 12 (1.12%) Firmware
12 9 (0.84%) Virtual Desktop
12 9 (0.84%) Virtual Machines
13 5 (0.47%) BitLocker
14 3 (0.28%) vCloud
14 3 (0.28%) VMware NSX
15 2 (0.19%) KVM
15 2 (0.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 2 (0.19%) Oracle RAC
15 2 (0.19%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 89 (8.30%) SCCM
2 48 (4.48%) Ansible
3 28 (2.61%) Grafana
4 23 (2.15%) Kubernetes
4 23 (2.15%) SCOM
5 21 (1.96%) Puppet
6 19 (1.77%) Opscode Chef
6 19 (1.77%) vCenter Server
7 13 (1.21%) Terraform
8 11 (1.03%) HP Quality Center
8 11 (1.03%) OpenView
9 10 (0.93%) Jamf Pro
10 9 (0.84%) Nessus
11 8 (0.75%) Packer
11 8 (0.75%) Tivoli
12 7 (0.65%) Cisco CUCM
12 7 (0.65%) Cisco UCCX
12 7 (0.65%) McAfee ePO
13 6 (0.56%) AirWatch
13 6 (0.56%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 316 (29.48%) Microsoft
2 141 (13.15%) VMware
3 115 (10.73%) Cisco
4 73 (6.81%) Citrix
5 53 (4.94%) Oracle
6 52 (4.85%) HP
7 37 (3.45%) Red Hat
8 35 (3.26%) Dell
9 30 (2.80%) Google
10 26 (2.43%) Apple
10 26 (2.43%) Juniper
11 23 (2.15%) McAfee
12 22 (2.05%) Salesforce.com
12 22 (2.05%) SAP
13 21 (1.96%) CheckPoint
13 21 (1.96%) IBM
14 20 (1.87%) Palo Alto
14 20 (1.87%) Virgin Media
15 19 (1.77%) Fortinet
15 19 (1.77%) SolarWinds