Period
to 4 December 2021

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 4 December 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Root Cause Analysis
UK
6 months to
4 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 385 346 355
Rank change year-on-year -39 +9 -45
Permanent jobs citing Root Cause Analysis 1,091 477 1,209
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.85% 0.85% 0.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.90% 0.92% 0.96%
Number of salaries quoted 764 401 826
10th Percentile £28,500 £29,750 £28,750
25th Percentile £36,250 £39,500 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £52,000 £48,004
Median % change year-on-year -3.85% +8.33% +1.06%
75th Percentile £63,750 £64,750 £60,000
90th Percentile £77,850 £81,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.56% - -

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 120,680 52,120 125,722
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 94.35% 92.86% 92.58%
Number of salaries quoted 80,891 43,708 100,921
10th Percentile £33,000 £32,500 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,000 £38,125
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +2.39%
75th Percentile £77,500 £73,750 £71,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.04% +8.89% -

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 4 December 2021.

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 4 December 2021. 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 -21 964 £51,500 -0.96% 212
UK excluding London -34 609 £42,500 -5.56% 156
London -57 385 £57,585 -6.37% 66
Work from Home -147 175 £52,500 +0.96% 21
South East -61 173 £47,500 -11.63% 43
North of England -43 140 £48,750 +21.88% 32
Midlands -46 110 £36,500 -10.98% 50
West Midlands -43 82 £37,894 -10.84% 41
East of England -71 80 £29,000 -32.95% 11
North West -49 72 £53,350 +25.53% 19
Yorkshire -40 61 £37,500 -3.85% 8
South West -51 51 £42,500 -10.53% 9
Scotland -48 35 £40,000 -5.88% 9
East Midlands -46 28 £33,750 +82.43% 9
Wales -32 19 £57,500 +161.36% 2
North East -17 7 £45,000 +5.88% 5
Northern Ireland -39 6 £40,000 -15.79%

For the 6 months to 4 December 2021, 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.

1 363 (33.27%) Social Skills
2 336 (30.80%) Problem-Solving
3 331 (30.34%) Microsoft
4 291 (26.67%) Windows
5 273 (25.02%) ITIL
6 271 (24.84%) SQL
7 270 (24.75%) Azure
8 223 (20.44%) AWS
9 219 (20.07%) Analytical Skills
10 214 (19.62%) Agile Software Development
11 213 (19.52%) Active Directory
12 207 (18.97%) Finance
13 196 (17.97%) Microsoft 365
14 179 (16.41%) Degree
14 179 (16.41%) Linux
15 162 (14.85%) Change Management
16 147 (13.47%) Microsoft Office
16 147 (13.47%) SLA
17 142 (13.02%) DevOps
18 138 (12.65%) Windows Server
19 136 (12.47%) PowerShell
20 130 (11.92%) Continuous Improvement
21 128 (11.73%) Service Management
22 127 (11.64%) Analytics
23 125 (11.46%) ITSM
24 124 (11.37%) Problem Management
25 116 (10.63%) VMware
26 113 (10.36%) Python
27 111 (10.17%) SQL Server
28 110 (10.08%) 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 89 (8.16%) SharePoint
2 50 (4.58%) MS Exchange
3 42 (3.85%) IIS
4 34 (3.12%) Apache Spark
5 19 (1.74%) Apache
6 18 (1.65%) Elasticsearch
7 15 (1.37%) Tomcat
8 13 (1.19%) Confluence
9 12 (1.10%) CMS
10 10 (0.92%) Apache Airflow
11 9 (0.82%) WordPress
12 7 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2007
12 7 (0.64%) Luigi
13 6 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2013
14 5 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2010
14 5 (0.46%) Oracle Workflow
14 5 (0.46%) SAS
14 5 (0.46%) Umbraco
15 4 (0.37%) Skype for Business
16 3 (0.27%) JBoss
Applications
1 147 (13.47%) Microsoft Office
2 69 (6.32%) Microsoft Excel
3 24 (2.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 15 (1.37%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.64%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.092%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 13 (1.19%) IBM Planning Analytics
2 9 (0.82%) Sentinel
2 9 (0.82%) Workfront
3 6 (0.55%) Remedy ITSM
3 6 (0.55%) SAP S/4HANA
4 5 (0.46%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (0.37%) Maximo
6 3 (0.27%) Workday HCM
7 2 (0.18%) Epicor Tropos
7 2 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.18%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
7 2 (0.18%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
7 2 (0.18%) SAP CO
7 2 (0.18%) SAP FI
7 2 (0.18%) SAP FI/CO
7 2 (0.18%) TrackWise
8 1 (0.092%) Endur
8 1 (0.092%) Oracle ERP
8 1 (0.092%) Oracle Financials
8 1 (0.092%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 270 (24.75%) Azure
2 223 (20.44%) AWS
3 196 (17.97%) Microsoft 365
4 71 (6.51%) GCP
5 69 (6.32%) SaaS
6 61 (5.59%) Power Platform
7 52 (4.77%) PaaS
8 50 (4.58%) IaaS
9 33 (3.02%) Azure Active Directory
10 32 (2.93%) Cloud Computing
10 32 (2.93%) OneDrive
11 30 (2.75%) Serverless
12 27 (2.47%) Amazon EC2
13 26 (2.38%) Power Automate
14 19 (1.74%) AWS Lambda
15 16 (1.47%) Adobe Creative Cloud
16 14 (1.28%) Amazon S3
16 14 (1.28%) Fivetran
17 10 (0.92%) AWS CodePipeline
17 10 (0.92%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 101 (9.26%) DNS
2 93 (8.52%) Firewall
3 60 (5.50%) DHCP
3 60 (5.50%) WAN
4 55 (5.04%) LAN
5 45 (4.12%) Wi-Fi
6 44 (4.03%) VPN
7 37 (3.39%) Network Security
8 36 (3.30%) Internet
9 30 (2.75%) TCP/IP
10 29 (2.66%) SSL
11 24 (2.20%) Remote Desktop
12 22 (2.02%) Broadband
12 22 (2.02%) SAN
13 21 (1.92%) HTTP
14 17 (1.56%) VoIP
15 15 (1.37%) Skype
16 13 (1.19%) Wireshark
17 12 (1.10%) NAS
18 10 (0.92%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 111 (10.17%) SQL Server
2 86 (7.88%) Relational Database
3 62 (5.68%) Big Data
4 58 (5.32%) Power BI
5 53 (4.86%) MySQL
6 52 (4.77%) Data Warehouse
7 38 (3.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 38 (3.48%) Tableau
8 37 (3.39%) NoSQL
9 36 (3.30%) PostgreSQL
10 34 (3.12%) RDBMS
11 31 (2.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 24 (2.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 23 (2.11%) Data Mining
14 19 (1.74%) Amazon RDS
14 19 (1.74%) Hadoop
15 18 (1.65%) Metadata
16 15 (1.37%) DB2
17 14 (1.28%) Amazon Redshift
17 14 (1.28%) Electronic Patient Records
Development Applications
1 81 (7.42%) Git (software)
2 65 (5.96%) Jenkins
3 57 (5.22%) JIRA
4 28 (2.57%) Selenium
5 24 (2.20%) GitLab
6 19 (1.74%) Bitbucket
7 17 (1.56%) Cucumber
7 17 (1.56%) Gatling
8 16 (1.47%) JUnit
8 16 (1.47%) Mockito
9 15 (1.37%) WebDriver
10 13 (1.19%) Cypress.io
10 13 (1.19%) Jasmine
10 13 (1.19%) Mocha
11 8 (0.73%) JMeter
11 8 (0.73%) TeamCity
11 8 (0.73%) Xcode
12 7 (0.64%) CircleCI
12 7 (0.64%) Octopus Deploy
13 6 (0.55%) webpack
General
1 363 (33.27%) Social Skills
2 219 (20.07%) Analytical Skills
3 207 (18.97%) Finance
4 50 (4.58%) Retail
5 49 (4.49%) Banking
6 48 (4.40%) Manufacturing
7 44 (4.03%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 34 (3.12%) Public Sector
9 29 (2.66%) Legal
10 27 (2.47%) Law
11 26 (2.38%) Pharmaceutical
12 24 (2.20%) Presentation Skills
13 21 (1.92%) Investment Banking
14 19 (1.74%) Telecoms
15 18 (1.65%) Documentation Skills
16 15 (1.37%) Organisational Skills
17 12 (1.10%) Automotive
17 12 (1.10%) Games
17 12 (1.10%) Influencing Skills
17 12 (1.10%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 277 (25.39%) Analyst
2 83 (7.61%) Support Analyst
3 79 (7.24%) Applications Support
4 78 (7.15%) Developer
5 72 (6.60%) Support Engineer
6 65 (5.96%) Data Engineer
7 60 (5.50%) Service Analyst
8 53 (4.86%) Service Desk Analyst
9 50 (4.58%) IT Engineer
10 48 (4.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 48 (4.40%) IT Support
11 46 (4.22%) Data Analyst
12 40 (3.67%) Consultant
13 39 (3.57%) Applications Support Analyst
14 34 (3.12%) Senior Analyst
14 34 (3.12%) Senior Support Engineer
15 33 (3.02%) Applications Engineer
15 33 (3.02%) Azure Engineer
16 32 (2.93%) Cloud Engineer
17 29 (2.66%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (6.87%) .NET
2 57 (5.22%) HTML
3 54 (4.95%) Kafka
4 50 (4.58%) Web Services
5 48 (4.40%) CSS
6 47 (4.31%) REST
7 31 (2.84%) Node.js
8 30 (2.75%) LDAP
9 26 (2.38%) React
10 25 (2.29%) Spring
11 20 (1.83%) ASP.NET
12 17 (1.56%) AngularJS
13 16 (1.47%) Middleware
14 15 (1.37%) Elastic Stack
15 14 (1.28%) XML
16 13 (1.19%) .NET Core
16 13 (1.19%) .NET Framework
16 13 (1.19%) RabbitMQ
16 13 (1.19%) SOAP
17 12 (1.10%) Protocol Buffers
Miscellaneous
1 79 (7.24%) Management Information System
2 45 (4.12%) Self-Motivation
3 42 (3.85%) Data Centre
4 39 (3.57%) Virtual Team
5 37 (3.39%) Data Structures
6 33 (3.02%) Public Cloud
7 28 (2.57%) Clustering
8 26 (2.38%) PKI
9 25 (2.29%) CMDB
10 21 (1.92%) Social Media
11 20 (1.83%) Internet of Things
11 20 (1.83%) Life Science
12 17 (1.56%) User Experience
13 16 (1.47%) Video Conferencing
14 15 (1.37%) Data Protection Act
14 15 (1.37%) Over-the-Top Content
15 13 (1.19%) Smart Home
16 12 (1.10%) Analytical Mindset
16 12 (1.10%) Replication
17 11 (1.01%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 291 (26.67%) Windows
2 179 (16.41%) Linux
3 138 (12.65%) Windows Server
4 95 (8.71%) Windows 10
5 72 (6.60%) Unix
6 52 (4.77%) Android
6 52 (4.77%) Apple iOS
7 39 (3.57%) Windows Server 2016
8 37 (3.39%) Windows 7
8 37 (3.39%) Windows Server 2012
9 33 (3.02%) Mac OS
9 33 (3.02%) Windows Server 2019
10 28 (2.57%) Windows Server 2008
11 26 (2.38%) Mac OS X
12 18 (1.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 12 (1.10%) CentOS
13 12 (1.10%) Solaris
13 12 (1.10%) Windows Server 2003
14 8 (0.73%) Data ONTAP
14 8 (0.73%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 336 (30.80%) Problem-Solving
2 273 (25.02%) ITIL
3 214 (19.62%) Agile Software Development
4 162 (14.85%) Change Management
5 142 (13.02%) DevOps
6 130 (11.92%) Continuous Improvement
7 128 (11.73%) Service Management
8 127 (11.64%) Analytics
9 125 (11.46%) ITSM
10 124 (11.37%) Problem Management
11 99 (9.07%) Incident Management
12 95 (8.71%) Business Intelligence
13 92 (8.43%) Cybersecurity
14 88 (8.07%) Computer Science
15 86 (7.88%) Service Delivery
16 85 (7.79%) Information Security
17 83 (7.61%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 82 (7.52%) Decision-Making
19 81 (7.42%) Change Control
19 81 (7.42%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 271 (24.84%) SQL
2 136 (12.47%) PowerShell
3 113 (10.36%) Python
4 110 (10.08%) Java
5 85 (7.79%) JavaScript
6 72 (6.60%) C#
7 23 (2.11%) VBA
8 20 (1.83%) C
8 20 (1.83%) T-SQL
9 19 (1.74%) C++
9 19 (1.74%) TypeScript
10 18 (1.65%) Java 8
11 16 (1.47%) Bash Shell
11 16 (1.47%) Java 11
12 15 (1.37%) Shell Script
12 15 (1.37%) VB.NET
13 14 (1.28%) Scala
14 12 (1.10%) PHP
15 11 (1.01%) Perl
15 11 (1.01%) R
Qualifications
1 179 (16.41%) Degree
2 75 (6.87%) Security Cleared
3 61 (5.59%) Microsoft Certification
4 60 (5.50%) SC Cleared
5 40 (3.67%) MCSA
6 39 (3.57%) Computer Science Degree
7 30 (2.75%) MCSE
8 28 (2.57%) ITIL Certification
9 25 (2.29%) Cisco Certification
10 17 (1.56%) CCNP
11 16 (1.47%) CCNA
11 16 (1.47%) MCTS
12 14 (1.28%) A+ Certification
13 13 (1.19%) HNC
13 13 (1.19%) Numerate Degree
14 10 (0.92%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 9 (0.82%) CISSP
15 9 (0.82%) DBS Check
16 8 (0.73%) DV Cleared
16 8 (0.73%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 147 (13.47%) SLA
2 102 (9.35%) QA
3 55 (5.04%) Data Quality
4 43 (3.94%) GDPR
5 26 (2.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 17 (1.56%) GMP
7 13 (1.19%) PCI DSS
8 12 (1.10%) PSD2
9 11 (1.01%) Cyber Essentials
10 9 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 8 (0.73%) HL7
11 8 (0.73%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 7 (0.64%) GRC
13 6 (0.55%) ISO 9001
14 5 (0.46%) Accessibility
14 5 (0.46%) ISO 13485
15 4 (0.37%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
16 3 (0.27%) GLBA
16 3 (0.27%) NIST
17 2 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 213 (19.52%) Active Directory
2 78 (7.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 54 (4.95%) Docker
4 36 (3.30%) Hyper-V
5 17 (1.56%) vSphere
6 13 (1.19%) XenApp
7 12 (1.10%) Virtual Desktop
8 11 (1.01%) NFS
8 11 (1.01%) Virtual Servers
9 9 (0.82%) Firmware
9 9 (0.82%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 5 (0.46%) Terminal Services
10 5 (0.46%) Virtual Machines
10 5 (0.46%) XenDesktop
11 4 (0.37%) iptables
12 3 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
12 3 (0.27%) VMware NSX
13 2 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
14 1 (0.092%) VirtualBox
14 1 (0.092%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 77 (7.06%) SCCM
2 69 (6.32%) Terraform
3 59 (5.41%) Kubernetes
4 58 (5.32%) Ansible
5 45 (4.12%) Microsoft Intune
6 30 (2.75%) Puppet
7 23 (2.11%) Prometheus
8 18 (1.65%) Jamf Pro
8 18 (1.65%) Opscode Chef
9 16 (1.47%) HAProxy
10 13 (1.19%) CSIRT
11 12 (1.10%) NetBackup
12 11 (1.01%) WSUS
13 10 (0.92%) Grafana
14 9 (0.82%) Backup Exec
14 9 (0.82%) Graphite
14 9 (0.82%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
14 9 (0.82%) SCOM
15 7 (0.64%) Salt
16 6 (0.55%) CloudForms
Vendors
1 331 (30.34%) Microsoft
2 116 (10.63%) VMware
3 70 (6.42%) Oracle
4 67 (6.14%) ServiceNow
5 60 (5.50%) Cisco
6 57 (5.22%) Citrix
7 45 (4.12%) Salesforce.com
8 43 (3.94%) Google
9 31 (2.84%) Red Hat
10 26 (2.38%) Apple
10 26 (2.38%) NetApp
11 24 (2.20%) HP
12 23 (2.11%) SAP
13 21 (1.92%) IBM
14 19 (1.74%) CrowdStrike
15 18 (1.65%) Adobe
16 17 (1.56%) Veeam
17 16 (1.47%) LexisNexis
17 16 (1.47%) Remedy
18 14 (1.28%) Alteryx