Period
to 12 April 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 12 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Root Cause Analysis
UK
6 months to
12 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 363 334 312
Rank change year-on-year -29 -22 +67
Permanent jobs citing Root Cause Analysis 635 1,057 1,572
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.77% 0.93% 1.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.83% 1.01% 1.14%
Number of salaries quoted 489 780 1,169
10th Percentile £27,434 £27,500 £30,000
25th Percentile £36,500 £35,000 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +1.00% - +11.11%
75th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £62,625
90th Percentile £83,750 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.56% - +12.50%

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 76,303 104,589 137,442
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.46% 92.13% 92.30%
Number of salaries quoted 58,806 83,983 109,303
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £40,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% -

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 12 April 2021.

Salary histogram for Root Cause Analysis in the UK

Root Cause Analysis
Top 18 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 12 April 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 -46 575 £52,000 +4.00% 117
UK excluding London -38 394 £42,500 -5.56% 90
London -15 189 £60,000 -3.23% 37
Work from Home -30 147 £54,000 +8.00% 18
South East -60 103 £55,000 +15.79% 23
East of England +83 82 £37,500 -6.25% 7
Midlands +3 77 £42,500 - 17
North of England -16 70 £41,250 -8.33% 23
West Midlands -15 53 £42,500 - 11
South West -18 37 £45,000 +50.00% 10
Yorkshire +7 34 £35,000 -6.67% 9
North West -19 32 £45,000 -5.26% 12
East Midlands +40 22 £24,000 -33.33% 6
Scotland +7 17 £44,000 -16.19% 6
Wales +18 6 £24,500 -26.87% 1
North East +18 4 £41,000 - 2
Northern Ireland +7 1 - - 3
Isle of Man - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 12 April 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.

1 163 (25.67%) SQL
2 149 (23.46%) Finance
3 144 (22.68%) Microsoft
4 140 (22.05%) Problem-Solving
5 137 (21.57%) ITIL
5 137 (21.57%) AWS
6 132 (20.79%) Agile Software Development
7 129 (20.31%) Azure
8 122 (19.21%) Windows
9 105 (16.54%) Python
9 105 (16.54%) DevOps
9 105 (16.54%) Analytical Skills
10 100 (15.75%) Active Directory
11 94 (14.80%) Microsoft 365
12 91 (14.33%) Incident Management
13 90 (14.17%) Problem Management
14 86 (13.54%) Linux
15 82 (12.91%) Degree
16 78 (12.28%) SQL Server
17 77 (12.13%) Java
18 74 (11.65%) C#
19 66 (10.39%) Change Management
19 66 (10.39%) PowerShell
20 63 (9.92%) Service Management
20 63 (9.92%) Firewall
20 63 (9.92%) Management Information System
20 63 (9.92%) Project Management
21 62 (9.76%) Service Delivery
21 62 (9.76%) Windows Server
22 53 (8.35%) Business Intelligence

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 40 (6.30%) SharePoint
2 26 (4.09%) MS Exchange
3 18 (2.83%) Apache Spark
4 17 (2.68%) Apache
5 16 (2.52%) Skype for Business
6 13 (2.05%) Apache Airflow
7 11 (1.73%) Confluence
8 10 (1.57%) Elasticsearch
9 8 (1.26%) Luigi
9 8 (1.26%) MTS
10 7 (1.10%) IIS
11 4 (0.63%) WordPress
12 3 (0.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 3 (0.47%) SAS
13 2 (0.31%) CMS
13 2 (0.31%) Oracle Workflow
14 1 (0.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 1 (0.16%) MQSeries
14 1 (0.16%) NetWeaver
14 1 (0.16%) WebSphere
Applications
1 39 (6.14%) Microsoft Office
2 30 (4.72%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (1.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (0.94%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.63%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.16%) Simulink
6 1 (0.16%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 9 (1.42%) Workfront
2 5 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.63%) HFM
3 4 (0.63%) Hyperion Planning
3 4 (0.63%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (0.63%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
3 4 (0.63%) Sentinel
4 3 (0.47%) SAP S/4HANA
5 2 (0.31%) Sage 50
6 1 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.16%) SAP BPC
6 1 (0.16%) SAP EWM
6 1 (0.16%) SAP GRC
6 1 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 137 (21.57%) AWS
2 129 (20.31%) Azure
3 94 (14.80%) Microsoft 365
4 37 (5.83%) Power Platform
5 30 (4.72%) GCP
6 22 (3.46%) SaaS
7 20 (3.15%) Cloud Computing
7 20 (3.15%) IaaS
7 20 (3.15%) PaaS
8 17 (2.68%) Amazon EC2
9 16 (2.52%) Azure Active Directory
10 14 (2.20%) Amazon EMR
11 13 (2.05%) AWS CloudFormation
12 12 (1.89%) Serverless
13 8 (1.26%) Amazon S3
13 8 (1.26%) AWS Lambda
13 8 (1.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 7 (1.10%) GitHub
14 7 (1.10%) OneDrive
15 6 (0.94%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 63 (9.92%) Firewall
2 33 (5.20%) DNS
3 32 (5.04%) Network Security
4 29 (4.57%) Skype
5 28 (4.41%) LAN
5 28 (4.41%) WAN
6 26 (4.09%) TCP/IP
7 25 (3.94%) Internet
8 22 (3.46%) DHCP
9 20 (3.15%) VPN
10 17 (2.68%) SAN
11 11 (1.73%) SSL
12 10 (1.57%) NAS
12 10 (1.57%) PBX
12 10 (1.57%) VoIP
13 9 (1.42%) Cisco ASA
13 9 (1.42%) Intrusion Detection
13 9 (1.42%) Wireless
14 7 (1.10%) BGP
14 7 (1.10%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (12.28%) SQL Server
2 50 (7.87%) Relational Database
3 37 (5.83%) Data Warehouse
4 36 (5.67%) Power BI
5 27 (4.25%) NoSQL
6 23 (3.62%) Big Data
6 23 (3.62%) PostgreSQL
7 22 (3.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 18 (2.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 17 (2.68%) Amazon RDS
10 15 (2.36%) Redis
11 14 (2.20%) Amazon Redshift
12 13 (2.05%) MySQL
12 13 (2.05%) OLTP
12 13 (2.05%) Tableau
13 10 (1.57%) Apache Cassandra
13 10 (1.57%) Hadoop
14 9 (1.42%) MongoDB
15 8 (1.26%) Azkaban
16 5 (0.79%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 39 (6.14%) Git (software)
2 27 (4.25%) JIRA
3 26 (4.09%) Jenkins
4 9 (1.42%) GitLab
5 7 (1.10%) JMeter
6 6 (0.94%) Bitbucket
6 6 (0.94%) NeoLoad
6 6 (0.94%) TeamCity
7 5 (0.79%) CircleCI
8 4 (0.63%) Selenium
8 4 (0.63%) webpack
9 3 (0.47%) Oracle APEX
9 3 (0.47%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 2 (0.31%) AutoIt
10 2 (0.31%) Cypress.io
10 2 (0.31%) Mocha
10 2 (0.31%) Sinon.JS
10 2 (0.31%) Subversion
10 2 (0.31%) Visual Studio
10 2 (0.31%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 149 (23.46%) Finance
2 51 (8.03%) Banking
3 34 (5.35%) Law
4 27 (4.25%) Manufacturing
5 21 (3.31%) Legal
6 18 (2.83%) Public Sector
7 12 (1.89%) Aerospace
7 12 (1.89%) Retail
8 10 (1.57%) Telecoms
9 9 (1.42%) Investment Banking
10 8 (1.26%) Financial Institution
10 8 (1.26%) Marketing
11 7 (1.10%) French Language
11 7 (1.10%) Pharmaceutical
12 6 (0.94%) Back Office
12 6 (0.94%) Games
12 6 (0.94%) German Language
12 6 (0.94%) Spanish Language
13 5 (0.79%) Front Office
14 4 (0.63%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 138 (21.73%) Analyst
2 44 (6.93%) DevOps Engineer
3 39 (6.14%) Developer
4 36 (5.67%) Service Analyst
5 35 (5.51%) Applications Support
6 32 (5.04%) Data Engineer
7 30 (4.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 28 (4.41%) Service Desk Analyst
9 26 (4.09%) Administrator
9 26 (4.09%) Cloud Engineer
10 25 (3.94%) Azure Engineer
11 24 (3.78%) Network Engineer
11 24 (3.78%) Support Analyst
12 19 (2.99%) AWS DevOps
12 19 (2.99%) Consultant
12 19 (2.99%) DBA
12 19 (2.99%) IT Engineer
13 18 (2.83%) Azure DevOps Engineer
14 17 (2.68%) Service Manager
15 16 (2.52%) Problem Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (6.30%) .NET
2 25 (3.94%) Web Services
3 22 (3.46%) REST
4 16 (2.52%) .NET Framework
5 15 (2.36%) Kafka
6 13 (2.05%) React
6 13 (2.05%) SOAP
7 11 (1.73%) Middleware
7 11 (1.73%) Node.js
8 10 (1.57%) .NET Core
8 10 (1.57%) RabbitMQ
9 9 (1.42%) HTML
9 9 (1.42%) XML
10 8 (1.26%) CSS
10 8 (1.26%) gRPC
10 8 (1.26%) JSON
10 8 (1.26%) Protocol Buffers
11 6 (0.94%) AngularJS
12 5 (0.79%) ASP.NET MVC
12 5 (0.79%) Spark Streaming
Miscellaneous
1 105 (16.54%) Analytical Skills
2 63 (9.92%) Management Information System
3 43 (6.77%) Data Centre
4 27 (4.25%) Life Science
5 21 (3.31%) User Experience
6 19 (2.99%) CMDB
7 18 (2.83%) Internet of Things
8 16 (2.52%) Self-Motivation
9 15 (2.36%) Smart Home
10 14 (2.20%) Equities
11 12 (1.89%) Fixed Income
12 11 (1.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 11 (1.73%) Public Cloud
13 10 (1.57%) Cyberthreat
13 10 (1.57%) Enterprise Software
13 10 (1.57%) Virtual Team
14 9 (1.42%) Driving Licence
14 9 (1.42%) Replication
15 8 (1.26%) Data Structures
15 8 (1.26%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 122 (19.21%) Windows
2 86 (13.54%) Linux
3 62 (9.76%) Windows Server
4 24 (3.78%) Unix
4 24 (3.78%) Windows 10
5 21 (3.31%) Android
6 20 (3.15%) Windows Server 2008
7 17 (2.68%) Windows 7
8 15 (2.36%) Mac OS X
9 12 (1.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 12 (1.89%) Windows Server 2016
10 10 (1.57%) Windows Server 2012
11 7 (1.10%) CentOS
12 6 (0.94%) Ubuntu
13 5 (0.79%) Apple iOS
14 4 (0.63%) Debian
14 4 (0.63%) Mac OS
14 4 (0.63%) Windows Server 2019
15 3 (0.47%) Windows 2000 Server
15 3 (0.47%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 140 (22.05%) Problem-Solving
2 137 (21.57%) ITIL
3 132 (20.79%) Agile Software Development
4 105 (16.54%) DevOps
5 91 (14.33%) Incident Management
6 90 (14.17%) Problem Management
7 66 (10.39%) Change Management
8 63 (9.92%) Project Management
8 63 (9.92%) Service Management
9 62 (9.76%) Service Delivery
10 53 (8.35%) Business Intelligence
11 52 (8.19%) Data Analysis
12 50 (7.87%) Analytics
13 48 (7.56%) Computer Science
14 46 (7.24%) ITSM
15 44 (6.93%) Continuous Improvement
16 40 (6.30%) Disaster Recovery
17 39 (6.14%) Software Engineering
18 37 (5.83%) Decision-Making
18 37 (5.83%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 163 (25.67%) SQL
2 105 (16.54%) Python
3 77 (12.13%) Java
4 74 (11.65%) C#
5 66 (10.39%) PowerShell
6 36 (5.67%) JavaScript
7 23 (3.62%) C
8 21 (3.31%) Bash Shell
9 20 (3.15%) C++
10 17 (2.68%) Ruby
11 16 (2.52%) Perl
12 15 (2.36%) TypeScript
13 13 (2.05%) Go
14 9 (1.42%) PL/SQL
14 9 (1.42%) T-SQL
14 9 (1.42%) VB
15 7 (1.10%) VBScript
16 6 (0.94%) PHP
16 6 (0.94%) VBA
17 5 (0.79%) Scala
Qualifications
1 82 (12.91%) Degree
2 46 (7.24%) Security Cleared
3 34 (5.35%) Computer Science Degree
4 26 (4.09%) SC Cleared
5 22 (3.46%) Cisco Certification
6 16 (2.52%) CCNP
7 15 (2.36%) Microsoft Certification
8 13 (2.05%) MCSE
9 10 (1.57%) CISSP
9 10 (1.57%) HNC
9 10 (1.57%) HND
9 10 (1.57%) ITIL Certification
9 10 (1.57%) MCSA
10 9 (1.42%) CCNA
11 8 (1.26%) DV Cleared
12 7 (1.10%) GCIH
13 6 (0.94%) A+ Certification
13 6 (0.94%) CEH
13 6 (0.94%) GIAC
13 6 (0.94%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (7.40%) QA
1 47 (7.40%) SLA
2 38 (5.98%) Data Quality
3 29 (4.57%) GDPR
4 16 (2.52%) COBIT
5 8 (1.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 8 (1.26%) PSD2
6 6 (0.94%) PMO
7 5 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 4 (0.63%) NIST
9 3 (0.47%) GRC
10 2 (0.31%) Actionable Recommendations
10 2 (0.31%) Cyber Essentials
10 2 (0.31%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.31%) NCSC
10 2 (0.31%) NEBOSH
10 2 (0.31%) PCI DSS
10 2 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.16%) 21 CFR Part 11
11 1 (0.16%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 100 (15.75%) Active Directory
2 41 (6.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (4.88%) Docker
4 18 (2.83%) Hyper-V
5 11 (1.73%) Virtual Servers
6 10 (1.57%) Firmware
7 9 (1.42%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 9 (1.42%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (0.94%) Virtual Machines
9 4 (0.63%) XenApp
10 3 (0.47%) vSphere
11 2 (0.31%) DFS Replication
11 2 (0.31%) etcd
11 2 (0.31%) Terminal Services
11 2 (0.31%) Virtual Desktop
12 1 (0.16%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 1 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.16%) NFS
12 1 (0.16%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 1 (0.16%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 35 (5.51%) Kubernetes
1 35 (5.51%) SCCM
2 29 (4.57%) Ansible
3 19 (2.99%) Terraform
4 15 (2.36%) IBM BigFix
5 11 (1.73%) WSUS
6 10 (1.57%) SCOM
7 9 (1.42%) Prometheus
8 8 (1.26%) NetBackup
9 7 (1.10%) Backup Exec
9 7 (1.10%) EnCase
9 7 (1.10%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 7 (1.10%) vMotion
10 6 (0.94%) Packer
10 6 (0.94%) Puppet
11 4 (0.63%) Microsoft Clustering
11 4 (0.63%) Nagios
11 4 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
12 3 (0.47%) Grafana
12 3 (0.47%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 144 (22.68%) Microsoft
2 53 (8.35%) VMware
3 47 (7.40%) Cisco
4 46 (7.24%) Oracle
5 41 (6.46%) ServiceNow
6 26 (4.09%) Google
7 23 (3.62%) Citrix
8 21 (3.31%) IBM
8 21 (3.31%) Salesforce.com
9 18 (2.83%) Juniper
10 17 (2.68%) Red Hat
11 16 (2.52%) Apple
12 15 (2.36%) Splunk
13 13 (2.05%) Palo Alto
14 12 (1.89%) CheckPoint
14 12 (1.89%) F5
14 12 (1.89%) HP
14 12 (1.89%) Remedy
14 12 (1.89%) SAP
15 10 (1.57%) Veeam