Period
to 23 January 2022

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 23 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Self-Motivation
UK
6 months to
23 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 86 133 102
Rank change year-on-year +47 -31 -4
Permanent jobs citing Self-Motivation 4,546 1,569 3,848
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 3.55% 2.48% 3.06%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 8.69% 6.99% 8.73%
Number of salaries quoted 2,439 1,220 2,823
10th Percentile £26,500 £26,000 £25,000
25th Percentile £35,000 £33,750 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
75th Percentile £70,000 £63,750 £62,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,250 £42,500
% change year-on-year +0.59% -0.59% +12.29%

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 52,296 22,435 44,055
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.84% 35.45% 35.01%
Number of salaries quoted 30,225 17,660 34,363
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,676 £30,500
25th Percentile £45,000 £42,500 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%
75th Percentile £82,500 £76,250 £75,000
90th Percentile £101,750 £95,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £46,500
% change year-on-year +2.04% +5.38% +3.33%

Self-Motivation
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Self-Motivation in the UK

Self-Motivation
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Self-Motivation.

Salary trend for Self-Motivation in the UK

Self-Motivation
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Self-Motivation over the 6 months to 23 January 2022.

Salary histogram for Self-Motivation in the UK

Self-Motivation
Top 17 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 23 January 2022. 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
Jobs
England +40 3,805 £50,000 +5.26% 805
UK excluding London +33 2,493 £42,500 +0.59% 638
London +56 1,427 £60,000 -4.00% 215
Work from Home +43 1,042 £55,000 +15.79% 127
South East +43 713 £50,000 +11.11% 141
North of England +33 615 £40,000 - 163
Midlands +41 488 £40,000 +6.49% 134
North West +46 351 £39,322 +4.16% 98
East of England +23 306 £34,250 -8.67% 73
West Midlands +23 291 £37,500 -7.78% 81
Yorkshire -8 218 £42,000 +4.35% 43
South West -6 177 £45,000 - 74
East Midlands +20 171 £37,500 - 51
Scotland +3 119 £47,500 +8.57% 32
Wales -10 63 £45,000 +50.00% 17
North East -7 46 £32,250 -28.33% 22
Northern Ireland -11 27 £40,000 +6.67% 3

For the 6 months to 23 January 2022, 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 2,363 (51.98%) Social Skills
2 1,586 (34.89%) Agile Software Development
3 1,223 (26.90%) Problem-Solving
4 1,084 (23.85%) Degree
5 986 (21.69%) Finance
6 974 (21.43%) Microsoft
7 862 (18.96%) JavaScript
8 851 (18.72%) Analytical Skills
9 816 (17.95%) Azure
10 727 (15.99%) SQL
11 724 (15.93%) AWS
12 703 (15.46%) CI/CD
13 699 (15.38%) Python
14 690 (15.18%) DevOps
15 654 (14.39%) Computer Science
16 652 (14.34%) Software Engineering
17 647 (14.23%) Windows
18 628 (13.81%) Java
19 603 (13.26%) Git (software)
20 562 (12.36%) C#
21 539 (11.86%) CSS
21 539 (11.86%) React
22 530 (11.66%) Scrum
23 514 (11.31%) HTML
24 498 (10.95%) Docker
25 494 (10.87%) Linux
26 468 (10.29%) Full Stack Development
27 453 (9.96%) Project Management
28 437 (9.61%) Microsoft 365
29 432 (9.50%) User Experience

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
1 130 (2.86%) SharePoint
2 110 (2.42%) Confluence
3 88 (1.94%) CMS
3 88 (1.94%) Elasticsearch
4 73 (1.61%) MS Exchange
5 69 (1.52%) Apache Spark
6 65 (1.43%) WordPress
7 57 (1.25%) Apache
8 55 (1.21%) IIS
9 33 (0.73%) GemFire
10 31 (0.68%) Umbraco
11 27 (0.59%) SAS
12 24 (0.53%) OpenEdge
13 23 (0.51%) Apache Airflow
13 23 (0.51%) Sitecore CMS
13 23 (0.51%) Tomcat
14 21 (0.46%) Cloud Foundry
14 21 (0.46%) EPiServer
15 20 (0.44%) Kentico
16 19 (0.42%) nginx
Applications
1 346 (7.61%) Microsoft Office
2 311 (6.84%) Microsoft Excel
3 104 (2.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 40 (0.88%) Adobe XD
5 37 (0.81%) MS Visio
6 33 (0.73%) Microsoft Project
7 29 (0.64%) Sketch
8 24 (0.53%) InVision
9 22 (0.48%) Photoshop
10 16 (0.35%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 16 (0.35%) SPSS
11 13 (0.29%) Adobe Illustrator
11 13 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
12 10 (0.22%) InDesign
13 9 (0.20%) Simulink
14 8 (0.18%) Marvel
14 8 (0.18%) Windchill
15 5 (0.11%) AutoCAD
15 5 (0.11%) Chatbot
16 4 (0.088%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 27 (0.59%) Oracle ERP
2 25 (0.55%) Oracle EBS
2 25 (0.55%) Payment Gateway
3 23 (0.51%) Maximo
3 23 (0.51%) NetSuite
4 21 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
4 21 (0.46%) Oracle Applications
5 18 (0.40%) SAP MDG
6 17 (0.37%) Magento
6 17 (0.37%) SAP S/4HANA
7 16 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
8 14 (0.31%) TrackWise
9 13 (0.29%) Oracle EBS R12
10 12 (0.26%) Oracle 11i
11 10 (0.22%) Salesforce.com CRM
12 9 (0.20%) Oracle Payables
12 9 (0.20%) Oracle Receivables
12 9 (0.20%) Shopify
13 6 (0.13%) SAP BPC
13 6 (0.13%) SAP EHS
Cloud Services
1 816 (17.95%) Azure
2 724 (15.93%) AWS
3 437 (9.61%) Microsoft 365
4 261 (5.74%) SaaS
5 175 (3.85%) Serverless
6 152 (3.34%) GCP
7 144 (3.17%) GitHub
8 119 (2.62%) PaaS
9 118 (2.60%) Power Platform
10 116 (2.55%) Cloud Computing
11 102 (2.24%) OpenShift
12 97 (2.13%) Azure Active Directory
13 82 (1.80%) AWS Lambda
13 82 (1.80%) IaaS
14 59 (1.30%) Dynamics 365
15 54 (1.19%) GitHub Actions
16 48 (1.06%) AWS CloudFormation
17 47 (1.03%) npm
18 40 (0.88%) Azure Service Bus
19 37 (0.81%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 219 (4.82%) Firewall
2 150 (3.30%) DNS
3 133 (2.93%) TCP/IP
4 101 (2.22%) Broadband
5 94 (2.07%) Wireless
6 89 (1.96%) DHCP
7 87 (1.91%) Internet
8 80 (1.76%) Wi-Fi
9 78 (1.72%) VPN
10 76 (1.67%) WAN
11 74 (1.63%) LAN
12 73 (1.61%) VoIP
13 53 (1.17%) VLAN
14 43 (0.95%) HTTP
15 40 (0.88%) Network Security
16 29 (0.64%) SAN
17 25 (0.55%) OSPF
18 24 (0.53%) BGP
18 24 (0.53%) SSL
19 21 (0.46%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 401 (8.82%) SQL Server
2 253 (5.57%) MySQL
3 227 (4.99%) PostgreSQL
4 190 (4.18%) MongoDB
5 188 (4.14%) NoSQL
6 167 (3.67%) Relational Database
7 131 (2.88%) Big Data
8 106 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
9 103 (2.27%) Power BI
10 90 (1.98%) Apache Cassandra
11 80 (1.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 62 (1.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 58 (1.28%) Redis
14 55 (1.21%) Data Lake
15 50 (1.10%) Tableau
16 47 (1.03%) Crystal Reports
17 44 (0.97%) RDBMS
18 37 (0.81%) Blockchain
19 33 (0.73%) Amazon RDS
20 32 (0.70%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 603 (13.26%) Git (software)
2 308 (6.78%) Jenkins
3 278 (6.12%) JIRA
4 103 (2.27%) Visual Studio
5 91 (2.00%) GitLab
6 88 (1.94%) JUnit
7 81 (1.78%) PHPUnit
8 72 (1.58%) Selenium
9 63 (1.39%) Bitbucket
10 62 (1.36%) Cucumber
11 61 (1.34%) Team Foundation Server
12 58 (1.28%) Subversion
13 49 (1.08%) Gradle
14 47 (1.03%) webpack
15 43 (0.95%) CircleCI
16 42 (0.92%) Sonatype Nexus
17 41 (0.90%) Cypress.io
18 40 (0.88%) Maven
18 40 (0.88%) TeamCity
19 35 (0.77%) Mockito
General
1 2,363 (51.98%) Social Skills
2 986 (21.69%) Finance
3 851 (18.72%) Analytical Skills
4 326 (7.17%) Organisational Skills
5 322 (7.08%) Retail
6 289 (6.36%) Marketing
7 237 (5.21%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 216 (4.75%) Public Sector
9 189 (4.16%) Legal
10 180 (3.96%) Presentation Skills
11 157 (3.45%) Manufacturing
12 155 (3.41%) Games
13 129 (2.84%) Influencing Skills
14 128 (2.82%) Law
15 123 (2.71%) Telecoms
16 119 (2.62%) Banking
17 92 (2.02%) Pharmaceutical
18 81 (1.78%) Advertising
18 81 (1.78%) Billing
19 79 (1.74%) Documentation Skills
Job Titles
1 1,055 (23.21%) Developer
2 588 (12.93%) Analyst
3 369 (8.12%) Software Engineer
4 286 (6.29%) Consultant
5 215 (4.73%) Software Developer
6 174 (3.83%) Senior Software Engineer
7 173 (3.81%) Architect
8 162 (3.56%) Senior Developer
9 147 (3.23%) IT Support
9 147 (3.23%) Support Engineer
10 146 (3.21%) Full Stack Developer
11 142 (3.12%) Java Developer
12 129 (2.84%) Project Manager
13 123 (2.71%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 116 (2.55%) Business Analyst
15 112 (2.46%) PHP Developer
16 110 (2.42%) IT Engineer
17 107 (2.35%) Junior
18 102 (2.24%) Solutions Architect
19 99 (2.18%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 539 (11.86%) CSS
1 539 (11.86%) React
2 514 (11.31%) HTML
3 410 (9.02%) .NET
4 357 (7.85%) REST
5 313 (6.89%) AngularJS
6 292 (6.42%) Node.js
7 228 (5.02%) Web Services
8 226 (4.97%) Spring
9 216 (4.75%) jQuery
10 197 (4.33%) Spring Boot
11 193 (4.25%) RESTful
12 170 (3.74%) Kafka
13 169 (3.72%) XML
14 163 (3.59%) JSON
15 158 (3.48%) Laravel
16 135 (2.97%) ASP.NET
17 122 (2.68%) HTML5
18 109 (2.40%) Vue.js
19 107 (2.35%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 432 (9.50%) User Experience
2 310 (6.82%) Management Information System
3 146 (3.21%) Algorithms
3 146 (3.21%) Virtual Team
4 139 (3.06%) Cloud Native
5 135 (2.97%) Data Structures
6 130 (2.86%) Data Centre
7 129 (2.84%) Enterprise Software
8 126 (2.77%) Social Media
9 116 (2.55%) Legacy Code
10 94 (2.07%) Public Cloud
11 80 (1.76%) NHS
12 70 (1.54%) EPoS
13 69 (1.52%) Driving Licence
14 65 (1.43%) Mobile App
15 61 (1.34%) Client/Server
16 59 (1.30%) Linux Command Line
17 57 (1.25%) Life Science
17 57 (1.25%) Mainframe
18 43 (0.95%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 647 (14.23%) Windows
2 494 (10.87%) Linux
3 245 (5.39%) Windows Server
4 167 (3.67%) Unix
5 145 (3.19%) Windows 10
6 81 (1.78%) Android
7 73 (1.61%) Apple iOS
8 58 (1.28%) zOS
9 53 (1.17%) Windows Server 2016
10 52 (1.14%) Windows Server 2019
11 42 (0.92%) Windows Server 2012
12 38 (0.84%) Windows 7
13 30 (0.66%) Ubuntu
14 27 (0.59%) Windows Server 2008
15 20 (0.44%) Embedded Linux
16 18 (0.40%) Mac OS
17 15 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 12 (0.26%) CentOS
19 9 (0.20%) Windows Server 2003
20 8 (0.18%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,586 (34.89%) Agile Software Development
2 1,223 (26.90%) Problem-Solving
3 703 (15.46%) CI/CD
4 690 (15.18%) DevOps
5 654 (14.39%) Computer Science
6 652 (14.34%) Software Engineering
7 530 (11.66%) Scrum
8 468 (10.29%) Full Stack Development
9 453 (9.96%) Project Management
10 399 (8.78%) Mentoring
11 398 (8.75%) Test Automation
12 396 (8.71%) Microservices
13 379 (8.34%) TDD
14 369 (8.12%) Analytics
15 341 (7.50%) ITIL
16 328 (7.22%) SDLC
17 289 (6.36%) OO
18 278 (6.12%) Continuous Improvement
19 269 (5.92%) Risk Management
20 268 (5.90%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 862 (18.96%) JavaScript
2 727 (15.99%) SQL
3 699 (15.38%) Python
4 628 (13.81%) Java
5 562 (12.36%) C#
6 272 (5.98%) C++
7 259 (5.70%) C
8 228 (5.02%) PHP
9 213 (4.69%) TypeScript
10 180 (3.96%) PowerShell
11 167 (3.67%) Go
12 120 (2.64%) Shell Script
13 107 (2.35%) Perl
14 105 (2.31%) T-SQL
15 102 (2.24%) Bash
16 69 (1.52%) PHP 7
17 60 (1.32%) Java 8
18 58 (1.28%) Assembly Language
19 57 (1.25%) COBOL
20 53 (1.17%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1,084 (23.85%) Degree
2 257 (5.65%) Computer Science Degree
3 210 (4.62%) Security Cleared
4 127 (2.79%) DBS Check
5 89 (1.96%) Cisco Certification
6 82 (1.80%) HND
7 73 (1.61%) SC Cleared
8 65 (1.43%) Master's Degree
9 54 (1.19%) CCNA
10 48 (1.06%) Microsoft Certification
11 42 (0.92%) CISSP
12 38 (0.84%) CCNP
13 37 (0.81%) Oracle Certification
14 31 (0.68%) AWS Certification
14 31 (0.68%) CISM
14 31 (0.68%) ISTQB
15 29 (0.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 29 (0.64%) PMI Certification
16 27 (0.59%) Numerate Degree
17 26 (0.57%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 379 (8.34%) QA
2 304 (6.69%) SLA
3 106 (2.33%) GDPR
4 84 (1.85%) Accessibility
5 60 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 50 (1.10%) NIST
7 45 (0.99%) Data Quality
8 37 (0.81%) PMO
9 33 (0.73%) Cyber Essentials
10 27 (0.59%) PCI DSS
11 23 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 21 (0.46%) COBIT
13 20 (0.44%) GRC
14 17 (0.37%) Good Clinical Practice
14 17 (0.37%) ISO 9001
15 16 (0.35%) WCAG
16 15 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
17 13 (0.29%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
18 9 (0.20%) ITGC
18 9 (0.20%) NCSC
System Software
1 498 (10.95%) Docker
2 338 (7.44%) Active Directory
3 110 (2.42%) VMware Infrastructure
4 93 (2.05%) Virtual Machines
5 43 (0.95%) Hyper-V
6 26 (0.57%) Firmware
7 22 (0.48%) Virtual Servers
8 17 (0.37%) XenApp
9 13 (0.29%) HDFS
9 13 (0.29%) vSphere
9 13 (0.29%) XenDesktop
10 12 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
11 8 (0.18%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 6 (0.13%) Virtual Desktop
13 5 (0.11%) ISA Server
14 4 (0.088%) NFS
14 4 (0.088%) VMware NSX
15 3 (0.066%) Snort
16 2 (0.044%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 2 (0.044%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 314 (6.91%) Kubernetes
2 231 (5.08%) Ansible
3 171 (3.76%) Terraform
4 89 (1.96%) Microsoft Intune
5 55 (1.21%) Single Sign-On
6 51 (1.12%) Opscode Chef
7 44 (0.97%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 42 (0.92%) FortiGate
9 37 (0.81%) Puppet
9 37 (0.81%) SCCM
10 32 (0.70%) Kibana
11 29 (0.64%) Grafana
12 27 (0.59%) Nagios
13 17 (0.37%) Amdocs OSS
14 13 (0.29%) Prometheus
15 11 (0.24%) HP ALM
15 11 (0.24%) HP Quality Center
16 10 (0.22%) Nessus
16 10 (0.22%) ZABBIX
17 8 (0.18%) Kustomize
Vendors
1 974 (21.43%) Microsoft
2 256 (5.63%) Oracle
3 195 (4.29%) Google
4 148 (3.26%) VMware
5 139 (3.06%) Cisco
6 137 (3.01%) Adobe
7 125 (2.75%) SAP
8 99 (2.18%) Salesforce.com
9 95 (2.09%) Red Hat
10 94 (2.07%) Citrix
11 86 (1.89%) IBM
11 86 (1.89%) NEC
11 86 (1.89%) Northgate
12 72 (1.58%) Apple
13 67 (1.47%) HP
14 59 (1.30%) ServiceNow
15 53 (1.17%) PayPal
16 52 (1.14%) Atlassian
17 38 (0.84%) Xamarin
18 31 (0.68%) JD Edwards