Period
to 14 December 2019

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 14 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Self-Motivation
UK
6 months to
14 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 98 95 106
Rank change year-on-year -3 +11 -9
Permanent jobs citing Self-Motivation 4,115 5,200 5,546
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.12% 3.26% 3.09%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 8.05% 8.23% 7.78%
Number of salaries quoted 2,921 3,650 3,951
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,000 £24,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £43,037 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +7.59% - +1.27%

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 51,101 63,149 71,302
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.73% 39.64% 39.69%
Number of salaries quoted 38,966 48,151 53,558
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,405 £27,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £86,250 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 14 December 2019.

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 14 December 2019. 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 -7 3,798 £45,000 - 877
UK excluding London +4 2,619 £43,037 +7.59% 748
London -10 1,368 £55,000 - 185
South East +11 945 £45,000 +11.80% 180
North of England +24 509 £37,843 +0.91% 166
Midlands -20 403 £45,000 +12.50% 148
East of England +7 309 £45,591 +13.98% 114
North West +28 281 £37,593 +0.25% 99
West Midlands -23 272 £45,000 +9.76% 86
South West -12 252 £37,500 +15.38% 81
Yorkshire +14 207 £40,000 - 49
East Midlands -18 130 £45,986 +14.97% 61
Scotland +51 113 £50,000 +33.33% 29
Wales -21 71 £38,750 +13.97% 23
North East +6 21 £37,500 +25.00% 18
Northern Ireland +7 20 £60,000 +4.35% 7
Channel Islands - 1 £80,000 -

For the 6 months to 14 December 2019, 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 1,255 (30.50%) Agile Software Development
2 1,198 (29.11%) Problem-Solving
3 1,014 (24.64%) Microsoft
4 904 (21.97%) Degree
5 811 (19.71%) Finance
6 766 (18.61%) Analytical Skills
7 732 (17.79%) Windows
8 719 (17.47%) SQL
9 636 (15.46%) JavaScript
10 631 (15.33%) C#
11 570 (13.85%) SQL Server
12 544 (13.22%) Azure
13 533 (12.95%) .NET
14 474 (11.52%) ITIL
15 463 (11.25%) Project Management
16 453 (11.01%) HTML
17 452 (10.98%) Linux
18 444 (10.79%) CSS
19 437 (10.62%) Java
20 429 (10.43%) Software Engineering
21 416 (10.11%) Computer Science
22 383 (9.31%) AWS
23 378 (9.19%) DevOps
24 367 (8.92%) Scrum
25 337 (8.19%) Python
26 336 (8.17%) Microsoft Office
27 331 (8.04%) Git (software)
28 330 (8.02%) Active Directory
29 316 (7.68%) Firewall
30 313 (7.61%) Office 365

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
1 128 (3.11%) MS Exchange
2 110 (2.67%) SharePoint
3 73 (1.77%) Confluence
4 71 (1.73%) IIS
5 70 (1.70%) CMS
6 66 (1.60%) Skype for Business
7 43 (1.04%) Apache
7 43 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2010
8 39 (0.95%) Apache Spark
8 39 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2013
9 37 (0.90%) Elasticsearch
9 37 (0.90%) WordPress
10 31 (0.75%) Tomcat
11 25 (0.61%) nginx
11 25 (0.61%) WebLogic
12 23 (0.56%) Umbraco
13 22 (0.53%) Oracle Workflow
14 15 (0.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 13 (0.32%) Oracle Service Bus
16 10 (0.24%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 336 (8.17%) Microsoft Office
2 258 (6.27%) Microsoft Excel
3 121 (2.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 65 (1.58%) MS Visio
5 46 (1.12%) Microsoft Project
6 17 (0.41%) InVision
7 16 (0.39%) Sketch
8 13 (0.32%) AutoCAD
8 13 (0.32%) Photoshop
9 11 (0.27%) Adobe XD
10 10 (0.24%) Adobe Illustrator
10 10 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
11 9 (0.22%) LibreOffice
11 9 (0.22%) Zeplin
12 7 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 6 (0.15%) Chatbot
14 5 (0.12%) GNU Octave
14 5 (0.12%) Simulink
15 4 (0.097%) InDesign
15 4 (0.097%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 39 (0.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 25 (0.61%) Dynamics AX
3 19 (0.46%) Magento
4 16 (0.39%) Oracle BPM
4 16 (0.39%) SAP S/4HANA
5 15 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
6 13 (0.32%) NetSuite
7 11 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
8 9 (0.22%) Oracle ERP
9 8 (0.19%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 7 (0.17%) Maximo
10 7 (0.17%) SAP ERP
11 6 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
11 6 (0.15%) Oracle EBS R12
12 5 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
12 5 (0.12%) SAP Business ByDesign
13 4 (0.097%) Cognos TM1
13 4 (0.097%) HFM
13 4 (0.097%) SAP BPC
13 4 (0.097%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 544 (13.22%) Azure
2 383 (9.31%) AWS
3 313 (7.61%) Office 365
4 188 (4.57%) SaaS
5 102 (2.48%) Cloud Computing
6 96 (2.33%) Power Platform
7 60 (1.46%) AWS CloudFormation
7 60 (1.46%) GCP
8 56 (1.36%) GitHub
9 50 (1.22%) PaaS
10 41 (1.00%) Azure Active Directory
11 40 (0.97%) Dynamics 365
11 40 (0.97%) npm
12 38 (0.92%) Amazon S3
13 35 (0.85%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 34 (0.83%) Amazon EC2
14 34 (0.83%) IaaS
15 28 (0.68%) Serverless
16 27 (0.66%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 25 (0.61%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 316 (7.68%) Firewall
2 208 (5.05%) DNS
3 182 (4.42%) WAN
4 180 (4.37%) LAN
5 169 (4.11%) Internet
6 152 (3.69%) DHCP
7 141 (3.43%) TCP/IP
7 141 (3.43%) VPN
8 101 (2.45%) Wireless
9 92 (2.24%) VoIP
10 90 (2.19%) MPLS
11 76 (1.85%) Skype
12 75 (1.82%) Wi-Fi
13 61 (1.48%) VLAN
14 53 (1.29%) SAN
15 47 (1.14%) Network Security
16 36 (0.87%) BGP
17 34 (0.83%) Broadband
18 32 (0.78%) Remote Desktop
19 31 (0.75%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 570 (13.85%) SQL Server
2 244 (5.93%) Relational Database
3 184 (4.47%) MySQL
4 97 (2.36%) Data Warehouse
5 93 (2.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 85 (2.07%) Power BI
7 83 (2.02%) RDBMS
8 77 (1.87%) NoSQL
9 64 (1.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 53 (1.29%) PostgreSQL
11 49 (1.19%) Big Data
12 43 (1.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 42 (1.02%) Oracle Database
14 40 (0.97%) MongoDB
15 38 (0.92%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 38 (0.92%) Amazon RDS
16 32 (0.78%) Azure SQL Database
17 29 (0.70%) Oracle Reports
18 28 (0.68%) Hadoop
19 23 (0.56%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 331 (8.04%) Git (software)
2 203 (4.93%) JIRA
3 171 (4.16%) Jenkins
4 111 (2.70%) Visual Studio
5 96 (2.33%) Team Foundation Server
6 59 (1.43%) Visual Studio Team System
7 58 (1.41%) Selenium
8 44 (1.07%) TeamCity
9 43 (1.04%) Xcode
10 42 (1.02%) webpack
11 41 (1.00%) Maven
11 41 (1.00%) Oracle Forms
11 41 (1.00%) Subversion
12 36 (0.87%) NUnit
13 33 (0.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 33 (0.80%) SpecFlow
14 32 (0.78%) Bitbucket
15 31 (0.75%) gulp
16 30 (0.73%) Jasmine
17 29 (0.70%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 811 (19.71%) Finance
2 278 (6.76%) Marketing
3 223 (5.42%) Retail
4 157 (3.82%) Telecoms
5 130 (3.16%) Public Sector
6 120 (2.92%) Legal
6 120 (2.92%) Manufacturing
7 111 (2.70%) Games
8 94 (2.28%) Electronics
9 84 (2.04%) Law
10 82 (1.99%) Banking
11 58 (1.41%) Automotive
12 57 (1.39%) Aerospace
13 52 (1.26%) French Language
14 38 (0.92%) Back Office
15 31 (0.75%) Local Government
16 30 (0.73%) Billing
17 29 (0.70%) Publishing
18 28 (0.68%) Advertising
18 28 (0.68%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 1,039 (25.25%) Developer
2 486 (11.81%) Analyst
3 228 (5.54%) Consultant
4 222 (5.39%) Senior Developer
5 212 (5.15%) Architect
6 201 (4.88%) .NET Developer
7 200 (4.86%) Software Engineer
8 174 (4.23%) C# Developer
9 173 (4.20%) Software Developer
10 168 (4.08%) Project Manager
11 153 (3.72%) Junior
12 144 (3.50%) Support Engineer
13 142 (3.45%) Java Developer
14 126 (3.06%) C# .NET Developer
15 119 (2.89%) Administrator
16 107 (2.60%) Network Engineer
17 95 (2.31%) Business Analyst
17 95 (2.31%) Web Developer
18 91 (2.21%) IT Manager
19 89 (2.16%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 533 (12.95%) .NET
2 453 (11.01%) HTML
3 444 (10.79%) CSS
4 285 (6.93%) AngularJS
5 281 (6.83%) Web Services
6 261 (6.34%) jQuery
7 220 (5.35%) ASP.NET
8 195 (4.74%) REST
9 170 (4.13%) HTML5
10 161 (3.91%) XML
11 137 (3.33%) Node.js
12 131 (3.18%) .NET Framework
13 121 (2.94%) JSON
13 121 (2.94%) SOAP
14 119 (2.89%) ASP.NET Web API
15 118 (2.87%) React
16 109 (2.65%) CSS3
17 107 (2.60%) Spring
18 104 (2.53%) RESTful
19 85 (2.07%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 766 (18.61%) Analytical Skills
2 287 (6.97%) Management Information System
3 271 (6.59%) User Experience
4 145 (3.52%) Data Centre
5 127 (3.09%) Mobile App
6 105 (2.55%) Virtual Team
7 93 (2.26%) Driving Licence
8 91 (2.21%) Enterprise Software
9 86 (2.09%) Public Cloud
10 72 (1.75%) Algorithms
11 68 (1.65%) Smartphone
12 64 (1.56%) Greenfield Project
13 63 (1.53%) Cloud Native
14 59 (1.43%) Linux Command Line
15 58 (1.41%) iPad
16 48 (1.17%) Replication
17 42 (1.02%) Private Cloud
18 41 (1.00%) Hybrid Cloud
19 37 (0.90%) Data Structures
20 32 (0.78%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 732 (17.79%) Windows
2 452 (10.98%) Linux
3 265 (6.44%) Windows Server
4 172 (4.18%) Windows 10
5 142 (3.45%) Apple iOS
6 134 (3.26%) Unix
7 131 (3.18%) Windows 7
8 127 (3.09%) Android
9 111 (2.70%) Windows Server 2008
10 106 (2.58%) Windows Server 2012
11 44 (1.07%) Ubuntu
12 33 (0.80%) CentOS
13 22 (0.53%) Windows 8
14 21 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 20 (0.49%) Windows Server 2003
16 12 (0.29%) FreeRTOS
16 12 (0.29%) HPUX
16 12 (0.29%) Mac OS
16 12 (0.29%) Windows Vista
17 10 (0.24%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,255 (30.50%) Agile Software Development
2 1,198 (29.11%) Problem-Solving
3 474 (11.52%) ITIL
4 463 (11.25%) Project Management
5 429 (10.43%) Software Engineering
6 416 (10.11%) Computer Science
7 378 (9.19%) DevOps
8 367 (8.92%) Scrum
9 298 (7.24%) Project Delivery
10 290 (7.05%) SDLC
11 276 (6.71%) Test Automation
12 262 (6.37%) Time Management
13 248 (6.03%) OO
14 247 (6.00%) Analytics
14 247 (6.00%) Mentoring
15 236 (5.74%) MVC
16 234 (5.69%) Decision-Making
17 220 (5.35%) Continuous Improvement
18 212 (5.15%) Migration
19 198 (4.81%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 719 (17.47%) SQL
2 636 (15.46%) JavaScript
3 631 (15.33%) C#
4 437 (10.62%) Java
5 337 (8.19%) Python
6 220 (5.35%) C
7 209 (5.08%) C++
8 188 (4.57%) PowerShell
9 175 (4.25%) PHP
10 137 (3.33%) T-SQL
11 108 (2.62%) VB.NET
12 99 (2.41%) TypeScript
13 87 (2.11%) Ruby
14 77 (1.87%) Bash Shell
15 66 (1.60%) PL/SQL
15 66 (1.60%) Shell Script
16 56 (1.36%) R
17 55 (1.34%) Scala
18 46 (1.12%) VB
19 44 (1.07%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 904 (21.97%) Degree
2 194 (4.71%) Security Cleared
3 160 (3.89%) Computer Science Degree
4 143 (3.48%) Microsoft Certification
5 127 (3.09%) Cisco Certification
6 95 (2.31%) CCNA
7 73 (1.77%) MCP
8 72 (1.75%) CISSP
9 70 (1.70%) SC Cleared
10 55 (1.34%) DBS Check
11 52 (1.26%) Master's Degree
11 52 (1.26%) PMP
12 49 (1.19%) PMI Certification
13 45 (1.09%) CISM
13 45 (1.09%) MCSA
14 41 (1.00%) CCNP
14 41 (1.00%) ITIL Certification
15 40 (0.97%) MCSE
16 38 (0.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 37 (0.90%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 254 (6.17%) QA
2 184 (4.47%) SLA
3 120 (2.92%) GDPR
4 112 (2.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 56 (1.36%) PMO
6 40 (0.97%) PCI DSS
7 36 (0.87%) Data Quality
8 33 (0.80%) NIST
9 30 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 25 (0.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 22 (0.53%) Cyber Essentials
12 21 (0.51%) COBIT
13 16 (0.39%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 11 (0.27%) FISMA
14 11 (0.27%) HIPAA
15 8 (0.19%) ISO 26262
15 8 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 15288
16 6 (0.15%) RMADS
17 5 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
17 5 (0.12%) MiFID
System Software
1 330 (8.02%) Active Directory
2 165 (4.01%) Docker
3 164 (3.99%) VMware Infrastructure
4 91 (2.21%) Hyper-V
5 89 (2.16%) Firmware
6 60 (1.46%) vSphere
7 56 (1.36%) Virtual Machines
8 34 (0.83%) XenApp
9 26 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
10 18 (0.44%) Microsoft App-V
10 18 (0.44%) VMware NSX
11 13 (0.32%) vCloud
12 8 (0.19%) Virtual Servers
13 7 (0.17%) XenDesktop
14 6 (0.15%) HDFS
14 6 (0.15%) KVM
15 5 (0.12%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
16 4 (0.097%) NFS
16 4 (0.097%) Terminal Services
16 4 (0.097%) Xen
Systems Management
1 119 (2.89%) SCCM
2 109 (2.65%) Kubernetes
3 92 (2.24%) Ansible
4 80 (1.94%) Puppet
5 70 (1.70%) Opscode Chef
5 70 (1.70%) Terraform
6 26 (0.63%) BMC PATROL
7 23 (0.56%) Microsoft Intune
7 23 (0.56%) Nagios
8 21 (0.51%) HP Quality Center
9 19 (0.46%) FortiGate
10 17 (0.41%) IBM BigFix
11 14 (0.34%) SCOM
11 14 (0.34%) WSUS
12 13 (0.32%) Microsoft Clustering
12 13 (0.32%) vCenter Server
13 12 (0.29%) Oozie
14 10 (0.24%) Cisco CUCM
14 10 (0.24%) CSIRT
15 9 (0.22%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 1,014 (24.64%) Microsoft
2 232 (5.64%) VMware
3 223 (5.42%) Cisco
4 221 (5.37%) Oracle
5 121 (2.94%) Salesforce.com
6 115 (2.79%) Citrix
7 110 (2.67%) SAP
8 98 (2.38%) Google
9 81 (1.97%) Apple
10 77 (1.87%) HP
11 70 (1.70%) Juniper
12 61 (1.48%) Adobe
13 58 (1.41%) Tableau
14 56 (1.36%) IBM
15 52 (1.26%) ServiceNow
16 42 (1.02%) Palo Alto
17 40 (0.97%) Dell
18 30 (0.73%) Atlassian
18 30 (0.73%) Freescale
18 30 (0.73%) Renesas