Period
to 21 February 2020

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Self-Motivation in permanent job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Self-Motivation over the 6 months to 21 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Self-Motivation
UK
6 months to
21 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 101 96 98
Rank change year-on-year -5 +2 -3
Permanent jobs citing Self-Motivation 3,789 4,954 5,714
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.06% 3.27% 3.24%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 7.95% 8.26% 8.39%
Number of salaries quoted 2,721 3,504 4,036
UK median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.65% -4.44% +5.88%
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,250 £24,000
90th Percentile £78,750 £75,525 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +17.33% -6.25% -

Self-Motivation is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 47,642 59,951 68,124
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.51% 39.63% 38.64%
Number of salaries quoted 36,642 45,390 53,120
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +1.52%
10th Percentile £30,250 £29,500 £28,000
90th Percentile £92,975 £87,500 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year +4.44% +4.65% +1.18%

Self-Motivation
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Self-Motivation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Self-Motivation in the UK

Self-Motivation
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Self-Motivation.

Salary trend for Self-Motivation in the UK

Self-Motivation
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Self-Motivation over the 6 months to 21 February 2020.

Salary histogram for Self-Motivation in the UK

Self-Motivation
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Self-Motivation within the UK over the 6 months to 21 February 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 -5 3,519 £45,000 +2.56% 975
UK excluding London -4 2,352 £44,000 +17.33% 856
London -2 1,325 £55,000 - 204
South East +1 840 £50,000 +30.72% 191
North of England +12 423 £40,000 +14.29% 180
Midlands -24 351 £45,000 +7.14% 166
East of England -1 330 £46,500 +14.55% 108
West Midlands -10 253 £45,000 +2.27% 93
North West +12 249 £37,500 +15.38% 98
South West +1 249 £38,500 +20.31% 127
Yorkshire +11 159 £44,500 +11.25% 62
East Midlands -29 98 £45,000 +12.50% 72
Scotland +17 85 £50,000 +42.86% 42
Wales -23 61 £37,500 +8.70% 32
Northern Ireland +19 20 £45,000 -21.74% 11
North East +2 15 £36,250 - 20

For the 6 months to 21 February 2020, IT jobs citing Self-Motivation 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 Self-Motivation.

1 1,134 (29.93%) Agile Software Development
2 1,046 (27.61%) Problem-Solving
3 910 (24.02%) Microsoft
4 779 (20.56%) Degree
5 769 (20.30%) Finance
6 697 (18.40%) Analytical Skills
7 685 (18.08%) SQL
8 653 (17.23%) Windows
9 566 (14.94%) JavaScript
10 520 (13.72%) C#
11 508 (13.41%) Azure
12 481 (12.69%) SQL Server
13 454 (11.98%) .NET
14 430 (11.35%) Java
15 415 (10.95%) HTML
16 410 (10.82%) Linux
17 408 (10.77%) CSS
18 406 (10.72%) Project Management
19 368 (9.71%) Computer Science
20 352 (9.29%) ITIL
21 349 (9.21%) Git (software)
22 344 (9.08%) Scrum
23 326 (8.60%) DevOps
24 320 (8.45%) AWS
25 313 (8.26%) Active Directory
26 312 (8.23%) Software Engineering
27 301 (7.94%) Firewall
28 291 (7.68%) Office 365
29 290 (7.65%) Microsoft Office
30 278 (7.34%) Python

Self-Motivation
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
1 115 (3.04%) MS Exchange
2 99 (2.61%) Confluence
3 91 (2.40%) SharePoint
4 58 (1.53%) CMS
5 57 (1.50%) IIS
6 50 (1.32%) Skype for Business
7 40 (1.06%) Apache
8 39 (1.03%) Apache Spark
9 35 (0.92%) WordPress
10 26 (0.69%) Elasticsearch
11 25 (0.66%) WebLogic
12 24 (0.63%) nginx
12 24 (0.63%) Tomcat
13 23 (0.61%) Oracle Workflow
13 23 (0.61%) WebSphere
14 22 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2010
15 17 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2013
16 15 (0.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 15 (0.40%) Umbraco
17 14 (0.37%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 290 (7.65%) Microsoft Office
2 226 (5.96%) Microsoft Excel
3 112 (2.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 65 (1.72%) MS Visio
5 37 (0.98%) Microsoft Project
6 28 (0.74%) InVision
7 21 (0.55%) Adobe XD
8 19 (0.50%) AutoCAD
8 19 (0.50%) Zeplin
9 15 (0.40%) LibreOffice
10 14 (0.37%) Sketch
11 10 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
12 8 (0.21%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 7 (0.18%) Chatbot
14 6 (0.16%) CINEMA 4D
15 5 (0.13%) GNU Octave
16 4 (0.11%) Adobe After Effects
16 4 (0.11%) Adobe Premiere
17 3 (0.079%) 3ds Max
17 3 (0.079%) Maya
Business Applications
1 71 (1.87%) Dynamics CRM
2 22 (0.58%) Magento
3 18 (0.48%) Oracle BPM
4 17 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
5 16 (0.42%) Oracle EBS
6 15 (0.40%) Dynamics NAV
7 13 (0.34%) SAP S/4HANA
8 11 (0.29%) Cognos TM1
9 9 (0.24%) Oracle ERP
10 8 (0.21%) NetSuite
10 8 (0.21%) Oracle EBS R12
11 7 (0.18%) OpenCart
12 6 (0.16%) SAP ERP
13 5 (0.13%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
13 5 (0.13%) Oracle Receivables
13 5 (0.13%) Salesforce.com CRM
13 5 (0.13%) SAP HCM
13 5 (0.13%) SAP Payroll
13 5 (0.13%) Shopify
14 4 (0.11%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 508 (13.41%) Azure
2 320 (8.45%) AWS
3 291 (7.68%) Office 365
4 160 (4.22%) SaaS
5 92 (2.43%) Power Platform
6 87 (2.30%) Cloud Computing
7 67 (1.77%) GitHub
8 65 (1.72%) GCP
9 63 (1.66%) PaaS
10 49 (1.29%) Dynamics 365
11 48 (1.27%) IaaS
12 43 (1.13%) npm
13 40 (1.06%) AWS CloudFormation
14 33 (0.87%) Azure Active Directory
15 31 (0.82%) Amazon S3
16 25 (0.66%) Serverless
16 25 (0.66%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 23 (0.61%) Salesforce Service Cloud
18 22 (0.58%) Amazon ECS
18 22 (0.58%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 301 (7.94%) Firewall
2 194 (5.12%) DNS
3 166 (4.38%) LAN
4 161 (4.25%) WAN
5 157 (4.14%) TCP/IP
6 153 (4.04%) Internet
7 136 (3.59%) DHCP
8 115 (3.04%) VPN
9 98 (2.59%) MPLS
10 97 (2.56%) Wireless
11 79 (2.08%) VoIP
12 63 (1.66%) VLAN
13 56 (1.48%) Wi-Fi
14 54 (1.43%) SAN
14 54 (1.43%) Skype
15 49 (1.29%) Network Security
16 33 (0.87%) HTTP
17 32 (0.84%) Remote Desktop
18 30 (0.79%) BGP
19 27 (0.71%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 481 (12.69%) SQL Server
2 194 (5.12%) Relational Database
3 138 (3.64%) MySQL
4 94 (2.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 84 (2.22%) NoSQL
6 82 (2.16%) Power BI
7 77 (2.03%) Data Warehouse
8 65 (1.72%) PostgreSQL
9 62 (1.64%) RDBMS
10 50 (1.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 49 (1.29%) Big Data
12 41 (1.08%) Apache Cassandra
13 39 (1.03%) Redis
14 35 (0.92%) Hadoop
15 29 (0.77%) Oracle Database
16 28 (0.74%) Amazon RDS
16 28 (0.74%) CouchDB
16 28 (0.74%) MongoDB
16 28 (0.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 26 (0.69%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 349 (9.21%) Git (software)
2 212 (5.60%) JIRA
3 146 (3.85%) Jenkins
4 84 (2.22%) Team Foundation Server
4 84 (2.22%) Visual Studio
5 69 (1.82%) Selenium
6 61 (1.61%) Maven
7 56 (1.48%) NUnit
7 56 (1.48%) Visual Studio Team System
8 55 (1.45%) Jasmine
9 51 (1.35%) Karma Test Runner
10 48 (1.27%) Xcode
11 41 (1.08%) Octopus Deploy
11 41 (1.08%) TeamCity
12 38 (1.00%) gulp
13 34 (0.90%) Oracle Forms
14 33 (0.87%) Gradle
15 32 (0.84%) Grunt
16 30 (0.79%) MSTest
16 30 (0.79%) Postman
General
1 769 (20.30%) Finance
2 227 (5.99%) Marketing
3 215 (5.67%) Retail
4 134 (3.54%) Legal
5 132 (3.48%) Telecoms
6 105 (2.77%) Games
6 105 (2.77%) Public Sector
7 83 (2.19%) Manufacturing
8 73 (1.93%) Banking
8 73 (1.93%) Law
9 67 (1.77%) Electronics
10 61 (1.61%) Aerospace
11 45 (1.19%) Automotive
12 44 (1.16%) French Language
13 42 (1.11%) Back Office
14 25 (0.66%) Advertising
14 25 (0.66%) German Language
14 25 (0.66%) Local Government
14 25 (0.66%) Spanish Language
15 19 (0.50%) Billing
Job Titles
1 911 (24.04%) Developer
2 475 (12.54%) Analyst
3 255 (6.73%) Consultant
4 192 (5.07%) Senior Developer
5 178 (4.70%) .NET Developer
6 172 (4.54%) Project Manager
7 169 (4.46%) Architect
8 148 (3.91%) C# Developer
8 148 (3.91%) Software Developer
8 148 (3.91%) Software Engineer
9 146 (3.85%) Junior
10 133 (3.51%) Support Engineer
11 124 (3.27%) Network Engineer
12 120 (3.17%) Java Developer
13 115 (3.04%) Business Analyst
14 106 (2.80%) C# .NET Developer
15 93 (2.45%) IT Support
16 90 (2.38%) Administrator
17 89 (2.35%) IT Manager
18 85 (2.24%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 454 (11.98%) .NET
2 415 (10.95%) HTML
3 408 (10.77%) CSS
4 267 (7.05%) AngularJS
5 220 (5.81%) Web Services
6 210 (5.54%) jQuery
7 182 (4.80%) REST
8 164 (4.33%) XML
9 145 (3.83%) HTML5
10 140 (3.69%) ASP.NET
11 124 (3.27%) .NET Framework
12 119 (3.14%) JSON
13 111 (2.93%) Node.js
14 102 (2.69%) CSS3
15 99 (2.61%) SOAP
16 92 (2.43%) RESTful
17 90 (2.38%) ASP.NET Web API
18 84 (2.22%) React
19 83 (2.19%) Spring
20 72 (1.90%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 697 (18.40%) Analytical Skills
2 264 (6.97%) Management Information System
3 256 (6.76%) User Experience
4 128 (3.38%) Data Centre
5 117 (3.09%) Mobile App
6 102 (2.69%) Enterprise Software
7 89 (2.35%) Driving Licence
8 65 (1.72%) Greenfield Project
9 61 (1.61%) Algorithms
10 60 (1.58%) Virtual Team
11 49 (1.29%) Cloud Native
12 47 (1.24%) Linux Command Line
13 43 (1.13%) iPad
14 42 (1.11%) Hybrid Cloud
14 42 (1.11%) Replication
14 42 (1.11%) Smartphone
15 41 (1.08%) Tandem
16 40 (1.06%) Private Cloud
17 39 (1.03%) Data Structures
18 38 (1.00%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 653 (17.23%) Windows
2 410 (10.82%) Linux
3 246 (6.49%) Windows Server
4 143 (3.77%) Unix
5 127 (3.35%) Windows 10
6 123 (3.25%) Apple iOS
7 115 (3.04%) Windows 7
8 100 (2.64%) Android
9 96 (2.53%) Windows Server 2012
10 66 (1.74%) Windows Server 2008
11 31 (0.82%) Ubuntu
12 24 (0.63%) CentOS
13 20 (0.53%) Windows 8
14 16 (0.42%) FreeRTOS
14 16 (0.42%) Solaris
15 11 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 10 (0.26%) Mac OS
17 9 (0.24%) AIX
17 9 (0.24%) Windows Vista
18 8 (0.21%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,134 (29.93%) Agile Software Development
2 1,046 (27.61%) Problem-Solving
3 406 (10.72%) Project Management
4 368 (9.71%) Computer Science
5 352 (9.29%) ITIL
6 344 (9.08%) Scrum
7 326 (8.60%) DevOps
8 312 (8.23%) Software Engineering
9 265 (6.99%) Test Automation
10 262 (6.91%) Analytics
11 258 (6.81%) Project Delivery
12 238 (6.28%) SDLC
13 233 (6.15%) Continuous Improvement
14 225 (5.94%) Migration
15 222 (5.86%) Time Management
16 220 (5.81%) OO
17 217 (5.73%) Decision-Making
18 209 (5.52%) Mentoring
19 206 (5.44%) Cybersecurity
20 193 (5.09%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 685 (18.08%) SQL
2 566 (14.94%) JavaScript
3 520 (13.72%) C#
4 430 (11.35%) Java
5 278 (7.34%) Python
6 215 (5.67%) C
7 187 (4.94%) PHP
8 170 (4.49%) PowerShell
9 154 (4.06%) C++
10 113 (2.98%) T-SQL
11 99 (2.61%) TypeScript
12 85 (2.24%) VB.NET
13 76 (2.01%) Ruby
14 69 (1.82%) PL/SQL
15 58 (1.53%) R
16 56 (1.48%) Bash Shell
17 52 (1.37%) VB
18 48 (1.27%) Java 8
19 47 (1.24%) Shell Script
20 44 (1.16%) Scala
Qualifications
1 779 (20.56%) Degree
2 150 (3.96%) Security Cleared
3 147 (3.88%) Computer Science Degree
4 131 (3.46%) Cisco Certification
5 108 (2.85%) CCNA
6 88 (2.32%) Microsoft Certification
7 85 (2.24%) CISSP
8 66 (1.74%) SC Cleared
9 55 (1.45%) PMP
10 53 (1.40%) CISM
11 51 (1.35%) PMI Certification
12 48 (1.27%) MCP
13 47 (1.24%) DBS Check
13 47 (1.24%) JNCIA
14 37 (0.98%) CCNP
14 37 (0.98%) ITIL Certification
15 36 (0.95%) A+ Certification
16 33 (0.87%) CISA
17 31 (0.82%) ISTQB
18 30 (0.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 242 (6.39%) QA
2 128 (3.38%) SLA
3 111 (2.93%) GDPR
4 109 (2.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 44 (1.16%) PCI DSS
6 40 (1.06%) NIST
6 40 (1.06%) PMO
7 28 (0.74%) Data Quality
8 21 (0.55%) Cyber Essentials
9 20 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 14 (0.37%) NCSC
11 13 (0.34%) COBIT
11 13 (0.34%) HIPAA
12 12 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 11 (0.29%) FISMA
13 11 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 15288
14 10 (0.26%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 10 (0.26%) ISO 26262
15 9 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
16 8 (0.21%) HAZOP
System Software
1 313 (8.26%) Active Directory
2 143 (3.77%) Docker
3 137 (3.62%) VMware Infrastructure
4 84 (2.22%) Firmware
5 73 (1.93%) Hyper-V
6 52 (1.37%) vSphere
7 39 (1.03%) Virtual Machines
8 32 (0.84%) XenApp
9 24 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
10 17 (0.45%) VMware NSX
11 14 (0.37%) Virtual Servers
12 10 (0.26%) XenDesktop
13 8 (0.21%) vCloud
14 6 (0.16%) HDFS
15 5 (0.13%) KVM
15 5 (0.13%) VMware Workstation
16 4 (0.11%) ACF2
16 4 (0.11%) NFS
16 4 (0.11%) RACF
17 3 (0.079%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 105 (2.77%) SCCM
2 87 (2.30%) Kubernetes
3 78 (2.06%) Puppet
4 73 (1.93%) Ansible
5 71 (1.87%) Terraform
6 58 (1.53%) Opscode Chef
7 26 (0.69%) HP Quality Center
8 20 (0.53%) Microsoft Intune
9 19 (0.50%) BMC PATROL
10 18 (0.48%) FortiGate
11 17 (0.45%) WSUS
12 15 (0.40%) SCOM
13 14 (0.37%) Nagios
13 14 (0.37%) Rancher
13 14 (0.37%) vCenter Server
14 13 (0.34%) Microsoft Clustering
15 12 (0.32%) Oozie
16 11 (0.29%) Cisco CUCM
17 10 (0.26%) Backup Exec
17 10 (0.26%) CSIRT
Vendors
1 910 (24.02%) Microsoft
2 228 (6.02%) Cisco
3 200 (5.28%) VMware
4 188 (4.96%) Oracle
5 107 (2.82%) Google
5 107 (2.82%) HP
6 103 (2.72%) Citrix
6 103 (2.72%) Salesforce.com
7 88 (2.32%) Juniper
8 70 (1.85%) Adobe
9 69 (1.82%) Apple
9 69 (1.82%) Tableau
10 58 (1.53%) SAP
11 49 (1.29%) Dell
11 49 (1.29%) IBM
12 36 (0.95%) ServiceNow
13 33 (0.87%) Palo Alto
14 32 (0.84%) Xamarin
15 28 (0.74%) Sophos
16 26 (0.69%) Atlassian