Period
to 18 September 2018

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 18 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Self-Motivation
UK
6 months to
18 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 95 102 93
Rank change year-on-year +7 -9 -13
Permanent jobs citing Self-Motivation 5,502 5,482 5,819
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.28% 3.11% 3.02%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 7.49% 6.99% 7.06%
Number of salaries quoted 3,909 3,929 4,502
UK median annual salary £46,500 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.41% - +3.66%
10th Percentile £23,500 £22,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £70,000 £68,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +6.67%

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 73,498 78,444 82,387
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.82% 44.48% 42.79%
Number of salaries quoted 56,800 59,079 67,563
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 18 September 2018.

Salary histogram for Self-Motivation in the UK

Self-Motivation
Top 18 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 18 September 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 +11 5,200 £47,500 +11.76% 956
UK excluding London +4 3,348 £40,000 +6.67% 750
London 0 2,004 £55,000 - 269
South East +1 1,112 £45,000 +12.50% 217
Midlands +43 701 £40,000 +9.59% 132
North of England +23 666 £37,500 +5.63% 161
West Midlands +47 519 £40,000 +2.56% 80
East of England -5 392 £42,500 +13.33% 83
South West -19 336 £35,691 -0.86% 94
North West +3 332 £40,000 +14.29% 80
Yorkshire +44 293 £40,000 +6.67% 65
East Midlands +18 178 £36,500 +4.29% 52
Scotland -66 70 £40,000 -23.81% 38
Wales -21 58 £31,100 -8.53% 21
North East +9 41 £22,250 -31.54% 16
Northern Ireland -24 18 £50,750 +67.77% 4
Isle of Man - 9 £55,000 -
Channel Islands -7 5 £60,000 -7.69%

For the 6 months to 18 September 2018, 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 1,573 (28.59%) Agile Software Development
2 1,522 (27.66%) Problem-Solving
3 1,297 (23.57%) Microsoft
4 1,296 (23.56%) Degree
5 1,274 (23.16%) Finance
6 1,149 (20.88%) Analytical Skills
7 1,064 (19.34%) SQL
8 1,001 (18.19%) Windows
9 922 (16.76%) JavaScript
10 775 (14.09%) C#
11 774 (14.07%) Java
12 749 (13.61%) HTML
13 739 (13.43%) ITIL
14 687 (12.49%) Computer Science
15 650 (11.81%) CSS
16 623 (11.32%) .NET
17 604 (10.98%) Project Management
18 563 (10.23%) Linux
19 555 (10.09%) Active Directory
20 543 (9.87%) SQL Server
21 513 (9.32%) Microsoft Azure
22 501 (9.11%) Scrum
23 491 (8.92%) Python
24 463 (8.42%) Microsoft Office
25 462 (8.40%) Git (software)
26 457 (8.31%) Firewall
27 454 (8.25%) VMware
28 442 (8.03%) Retail
29 440 (8.00%) Amazon AWS
30 435 (7.91%) Software Engineering

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
1 211 (3.83%) MS Exchange
2 192 (3.49%) SharePoint
3 94 (1.71%) Confluence
4 90 (1.64%) Apache Spark
5 89 (1.62%) IIS
6 70 (1.27%) CMS
7 66 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2010
8 62 (1.13%) Elasticsearch
9 58 (1.05%) Tomcat
9 58 (1.05%) WordPress
10 56 (1.02%) Skype for Business
11 54 (0.98%) Apache
12 50 (0.91%) nginx
13 49 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2013
14 37 (0.67%) WebSphere
15 34 (0.62%) WebLogic
16 32 (0.58%) SharePoint 2013
17 26 (0.47%) Moodle
18 25 (0.45%) Cloud Foundry
18 25 (0.45%) SAS
Applications
1 463 (8.42%) Microsoft Office
2 255 (4.63%) Microsoft Excel
3 134 (2.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 68 (1.24%) MS Visio
5 61 (1.11%) Microsoft Project
6 48 (0.87%) Photoshop
7 32 (0.58%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 32 (0.58%) Adobe Illustrator
8 18 (0.33%) InVision
9 13 (0.24%) Adobe After Effects
10 11 (0.20%) OmniGraffle
11 10 (0.18%) Acrobat
12 9 (0.16%) InDesign
13 8 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
14 6 (0.11%) Pixate
15 5 (0.091%) InfoPath
15 5 (0.091%) Revit
15 5 (0.091%) Snagit
15 5 (0.091%) SPSS
16 4 (0.073%) EPLAN
Business Applications
1 62 (1.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 52 (0.95%) NetSuite
3 50 (0.91%) Dynamics AX
4 22 (0.40%) Dynamics NAV
5 21 (0.38%) Magento
6 19 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
6 19 (0.35%) Unit4 Business World
7 16 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
8 15 (0.27%) SAP FI
9 14 (0.25%) Adobe Campaign
9 14 (0.25%) SAP CO
9 14 (0.25%) SAP FI/CO
10 13 (0.24%) Maximo
10 13 (0.24%) SAP APO
11 12 (0.22%) BusinessWorks
12 10 (0.18%) SAP ERP
12 10 (0.18%) SAP QM
13 8 (0.15%) Cognos TM1
13 8 (0.15%) HFM
13 8 (0.15%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 513 (9.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 440 (8.00%) Amazon AWS
3 318 (5.78%) Office 365
4 177 (3.22%) SaaS
5 125 (2.27%) PaaS
6 104 (1.89%) Google Cloud Platform
7 100 (1.82%) Cloud Computing
8 93 (1.69%) IaaS
9 68 (1.24%) GitHub
10 66 (1.20%) Google Analytics
11 60 (1.09%) npm
12 44 (0.80%) IBM Cloud
13 36 (0.65%) Dynamics 365
14 35 (0.64%) OpenShift
15 31 (0.56%) Amazon EC2
16 30 (0.55%) Serverless
17 29 (0.53%) Amazon S3
17 29 (0.53%) G Suite
18 27 (0.49%) AdWords
19 26 (0.47%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 457 (8.31%) Firewall
2 258 (4.69%) TCP/IP
3 232 (4.22%) DNS
4 195 (3.54%) LAN
5 186 (3.38%) DHCP
6 182 (3.31%) WAN
7 180 (3.27%) Internet
7 180 (3.27%) VPN
8 121 (2.20%) SAN
9 114 (2.07%) VoIP
10 104 (1.89%) Network Security
11 95 (1.73%) OSPF
12 94 (1.71%) Wireless
13 86 (1.56%) Intrusion Detection
14 85 (1.54%) BGP
15 84 (1.53%) Wi-Fi
16 77 (1.40%) Cisco ASA
17 62 (1.13%) Ethernet
18 57 (1.04%) Wireshark
19 55 (1.00%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 543 (9.87%) SQL Server
2 289 (5.25%) MySQL
3 252 (4.58%) Big Data
4 218 (3.96%) Relational Database
5 183 (3.33%) NoSQL
6 133 (2.42%) MongoDB
7 122 (2.22%) PostgreSQL
8 97 (1.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 94 (1.71%) Hadoop
10 85 (1.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 74 (1.34%) Blockchain
12 72 (1.31%) RDBMS
13 68 (1.24%) Data Warehouse
14 52 (0.95%) Power BI
15 49 (0.89%) DB2
16 48 (0.87%) SQL Server 2008
17 47 (0.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 38 (0.69%) Apache Cassandra
19 37 (0.67%) Crystal Reports
19 37 (0.67%) Redis
Development Applications
1 462 (8.40%) Git (software)
2 244 (4.43%) JIRA
3 183 (3.33%) Jenkins
4 132 (2.40%) Visual Studio
5 122 (2.22%) Team Foundation Server
6 118 (2.14%) Selenium
7 77 (1.40%) Maven
8 73 (1.33%) Subversion
9 69 (1.25%) JUnit
10 60 (1.09%) Cucumber
11 57 (1.04%) Bitbucket
11 57 (1.04%) gulp
12 45 (0.82%) Visual Studio Team System
13 43 (0.78%) webpack
14 40 (0.73%) TeamCity
15 38 (0.69%) VSS/SourceSafe
16 37 (0.67%) Gradle
17 36 (0.65%) JMeter
18 35 (0.64%) Karma Test Runner
19 34 (0.62%) Jasmine
General
1 1,274 (23.16%) Finance
2 442 (8.03%) Retail
3 344 (6.25%) Marketing
4 279 (5.07%) Banking
5 201 (3.65%) Telecoms
6 179 (3.25%) Manufacturing
7 156 (2.84%) Financial Institution
7 156 (2.84%) Investment Banking
8 154 (2.80%) Games
9 115 (2.09%) Publishing
10 109 (1.98%) Legal
11 101 (1.84%) Advertising
12 99 (1.80%) Electronics
13 58 (1.05%) Back Office
14 50 (0.91%) Law
15 44 (0.80%) Automotive
15 44 (0.80%) Billing
16 43 (0.78%) German Language
17 38 (0.69%) Retail Banking
18 33 (0.60%) French Language
Job Titles
1 1,336 (24.28%) Developer
2 775 (14.09%) Analyst
3 393 (7.14%) Consultant
4 304 (5.53%) Architect
5 235 (4.27%) Senior Developer
6 216 (3.93%) Java Developer
7 188 (3.42%) Software Developer
8 182 (3.31%) Support Analyst
9 176 (3.20%) C# Developer
9 176 (3.20%) Support Engineer
10 170 (3.09%) Software Engineer
11 168 (3.05%) Business Analyst
12 163 (2.96%) .NET Developer
13 161 (2.93%) IT Support
13 161 (2.93%) Project Manager
14 139 (2.53%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 120 (2.18%) Junior
16 106 (1.93%) Network Engineer
17 100 (1.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 100 (1.82%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 749 (13.61%) HTML
2 650 (11.81%) CSS
3 623 (11.32%) .NET
4 417 (7.58%) AngularJS
5 343 (6.23%) Web Services
6 241 (4.38%) REST
7 239 (4.34%) React
8 231 (4.20%) jQuery
9 228 (4.14%) ASP.NET
10 222 (4.03%) HTML5
11 214 (3.89%) Node.js
11 214 (3.89%) XML
12 204 (3.71%) RESTful
13 181 (3.29%) Spring
14 160 (2.91%) JSON
15 155 (2.82%) .NET Framework
16 132 (2.40%) SOAP
17 117 (2.13%) CSS3
18 110 (2.00%) Angular 2
19 109 (1.98%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 1,149 (20.88%) Analytical Skills
2 687 (12.49%) Computer Science
3 371 (6.74%) Management Information System
4 359 (6.52%) Data Centre
5 293 (5.33%) User Experience
6 188 (3.42%) Mobile App
7 170 (3.09%) Fintech
8 164 (2.98%) Cyberthreat
9 142 (2.58%) Driving Licence
10 128 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
11 122 (2.22%) Public Cloud
12 103 (1.87%) Data Structures
13 95 (1.73%) Greenfield Project
14 90 (1.64%) Algorithms
15 84 (1.53%) Virtual Team
16 80 (1.45%) Linux Command Line
17 68 (1.24%) PKI
18 66 (1.20%) Social Media
19 56 (1.02%) NHS
20 52 (0.95%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 1,001 (18.19%) Windows
2 563 (10.23%) Linux
3 307 (5.58%) Windows Server
4 264 (4.80%) Windows 7
5 240 (4.36%) Windows 10
6 171 (3.11%) Windows Server 2008
7 166 (3.02%) Windows Server 2012
8 159 (2.89%) Unix
9 118 (2.14%) Android
10 109 (1.98%) Apple iOS
11 77 (1.40%) Mac OS X
12 75 (1.36%) Windows 8
13 53 (0.96%) Mac OS
14 43 (0.78%) Windows XP
15 29 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 28 (0.51%) Windows Server 2003
17 25 (0.45%) CentOS
18 24 (0.44%) Ubuntu
19 23 (0.42%) AIX
20 21 (0.38%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,573 (28.59%) Agile Software Development
2 1,522 (27.66%) Problem-Solving
3 739 (13.43%) ITIL
4 604 (10.98%) Project Management
5 501 (9.11%) Scrum
6 435 (7.91%) Software Engineering
7 418 (7.60%) Test Automation
8 384 (6.98%) Analytics
9 379 (6.89%) Mentoring
10 362 (6.58%) SDLC
11 361 (6.56%) DevOps
11 361 (6.56%) OO
12 359 (6.52%) Time Management
13 341 (6.20%) TDD
14 332 (6.03%) MVC
15 328 (5.96%) Service Delivery
16 327 (5.94%) Continuous Improvement
17 309 (5.62%) Web Development
18 289 (5.25%) Service Management
19 285 (5.18%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 1,064 (19.34%) SQL
2 922 (16.76%) JavaScript
3 775 (14.09%) C#
4 774 (14.07%) Java
5 491 (8.92%) Python
6 295 (5.36%) PHP
7 260 (4.73%) PowerShell
8 219 (3.98%) C++
9 186 (3.38%) C
10 126 (2.29%) Java 8
10 126 (2.29%) T-SQL
11 114 (2.07%) TypeScript
12 113 (2.05%) Scala
13 99 (1.80%) Bash Shell
14 88 (1.60%) Perl
15 69 (1.25%) VB
16 68 (1.24%) Ruby
17 67 (1.22%) PL/SQL
17 67 (1.22%) VBScript
18 63 (1.15%) R
Qualifications
1 1,296 (23.56%) Degree
2 344 (6.25%) Computer Science Degree
3 295 (5.36%) Security Cleared
4 243 (4.42%) Microsoft Certification
5 228 (4.14%) Cisco Certification
6 162 (2.94%) MCSE
7 154 (2.80%) CCNP
7 154 (2.80%) ITIL Certification
8 143 (2.60%) CISSP
9 130 (2.36%) CCNA
10 129 (2.34%) SC Cleared
11 101 (1.84%) Master's Degree
12 92 (1.67%) MCP
13 79 (1.44%) PMI Certification
14 72 (1.31%) MCSA
15 69 (1.25%) ISEB
16 68 (1.24%) PMP
17 63 (1.15%) DV Cleared
18 59 (1.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
19 57 (1.04%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 358 (6.51%) QA
2 204 (3.71%) SLA
3 191 (3.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 120 (2.18%) GDPR
5 72 (1.31%) PMO
6 64 (1.16%) PCI DSS
7 57 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 50 (0.91%) Cyber Essentials
9 42 (0.76%) GCP
10 33 (0.60%) Data Quality
11 26 (0.47%) COBIT
11 26 (0.47%) ISO 9001
12 19 (0.35%) GPG13
13 18 (0.33%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 16 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 10 (0.18%) IEC 61131
15 10 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 7 (0.13%) ISO 14001
17 6 (0.11%) IEC 61508
17 6 (0.11%) JTAG
System Software
1 555 (10.09%) Active Directory
2 277 (5.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 198 (3.60%) Docker
4 144 (2.62%) Hyper-V
5 126 (2.29%) vSphere
6 81 (1.47%) XenApp
7 51 (0.93%) VMware ESXi
8 49 (0.89%) Microsoft App-V
9 46 (0.84%) XenDesktop
10 41 (0.75%) Virtual Machines
11 33 (0.60%) Firmware
12 28 (0.51%) Terminal Services
13 22 (0.40%) Virtual Servers
14 17 (0.31%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 17 (0.31%) VMware NSX
15 11 (0.20%) vCloud
15 11 (0.20%) Virtual Desktop
16 10 (0.18%) Apache Flume
16 10 (0.18%) KVM
17 9 (0.16%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 167 (3.04%) SCCM
2 121 (2.20%) Puppet
3 108 (1.96%) Ansible
4 94 (1.71%) Opscode Chef
5 93 (1.69%) Kubernetes
6 53 (0.96%) Terraform
7 39 (0.71%) RSA Security Analytics
8 38 (0.69%) SCOM
9 30 (0.55%) WSUS
10 28 (0.51%) Salt
10 28 (0.51%) SCVMM
11 25 (0.45%) vCenter Server
12 23 (0.42%) Nagios
12 23 (0.42%) Stealthwatch
13 18 (0.33%) McAfee ePO
14 17 (0.31%) Microsoft Intune
15 16 (0.29%) HP ALM
16 15 (0.27%) Norton AntiVirus
17 14 (0.25%) Backup Exec
17 14 (0.25%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 1,297 (23.57%) Microsoft
2 454 (8.25%) VMware
3 380 (6.91%) Cisco
4 300 (5.45%) Oracle
5 245 (4.45%) SAP
6 226 (4.11%) Google
7 221 (4.02%) Citrix
8 156 (2.84%) CheckPoint
9 155 (2.82%) HP
10 104 (1.89%) IBM
11 101 (1.84%) Red Hat
12 97 (1.76%) Adobe
12 97 (1.76%) Salesforce.com
13 95 (1.73%) Splunk
14 82 (1.49%) Juniper
14 82 (1.49%) Symantec
15 75 (1.36%) F5
16 72 (1.31%) Fortinet
17 63 (1.15%) Apple
17 63 (1.15%) Tableau