Period
to 24 July 2021

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 24 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Self-Motivation
UK
6 months to
24 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 107 115 103
Rank change year-on-year +8 -12 -11
Permanent jobs citing Self-Motivation 3,491 1,953 4,497
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 3.09% 2.76% 3.11%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 7.90% 7.78% 8.83%
Number of salaries quoted 2,048 1,403 3,217
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,500
25th Percentile £36,250 £33,750 £31,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £47,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +6.38% +4.44% -
75th Percentile £70,000 £62,500 £61,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.66%

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 44,197 25,107 50,942
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.06% 35.47% 35.22%
Number of salaries quoted 26,834 19,980 38,964
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,750 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £53,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +3.77% +0.95%
75th Percentile £78,750 £76,250 £72,500
90th Percentile £97,500 £96,250 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

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 24 July 2021.

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 24 July 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 +7 3,048 £50,000 +5.26% 856
UK excluding London +3 1,949 £45,000 +5.88% 700
London +12 1,242 £65,000 +13.04% 210
Work from Home -26 704 £50,000 - 124
South East +32 675 £47,500 +9.20% 141
Midlands +14 358 £40,000 -5.88% 146
North of England -10 356 £45,000 +5.88% 213
West Midlands +12 272 £40,000 -5.88% 101
South West -31 191 £42,500 +0.10% 71
North West -17 174 £43,000 -2.27% 110
East of England -25 162 £45,000 - 71
Yorkshire +4 159 £45,000 - 79
Scotland +24 133 £47,500 +5.56% 31
East Midlands -18 82 £40,000 -1.84% 44
Wales +6 40 £27,500 +10.00% 25
Northern Ireland -6 36 £44,500 +1.71% 1
North East -13 23 £35,848 -10.38% 24

For the 6 months to 24 July 2021, 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 1,801 (51.59%) Social Skills
2 1,126 (32.25%) Agile Software Development
3 967 (27.70%) Problem-Solving
4 775 (22.20%) Finance
5 706 (20.22%) Degree
6 678 (19.42%) JavaScript
7 660 (18.91%) Microsoft
8 585 (16.76%) SQL
9 574 (16.44%) Analytical Skills
10 549 (15.73%) Azure
11 485 (13.89%) AWS
12 474 (13.58%) Java
12 474 (13.58%) CSS
13 472 (13.52%) DevOps
14 466 (13.35%) C#
15 459 (13.15%) HTML
16 452 (12.95%) Software Engineering
17 430 (12.32%) React
18 428 (12.26%) .NET
19 420 (12.03%) Python
20 414 (11.86%) Git (software)
21 406 (11.63%) Windows
22 399 (11.43%) Mentoring
23 398 (11.40%) Linux
24 373 (10.68%) Scrum
25 371 (10.63%) Node.js
26 369 (10.57%) User Experience
27 366 (10.48%) Time Management
28 363 (10.40%) Computer Science
29 335 (9.60%) TDD

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
1 106 (3.04%) Apache
2 87 (2.49%) Apache Spark
3 84 (2.41%) Confluence
4 82 (2.35%) SharePoint
5 79 (2.26%) Elasticsearch
5 79 (2.26%) GemFire
6 67 (1.92%) MS Exchange
7 60 (1.72%) CMS
8 47 (1.35%) Tomcat
9 35 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2013
9 35 (1.00%) WordPress
10 26 (0.74%) Cloud Foundry
11 25 (0.72%) Apache TomEE
12 23 (0.66%) IIS
13 22 (0.63%) SAS
14 19 (0.54%) Apache Airflow
15 16 (0.46%) Documentum
15 16 (0.46%) Umbraco
16 15 (0.43%) nginx
17 10 (0.29%) WebLogic
Applications
1 270 (7.73%) Microsoft Office
2 154 (4.41%) Microsoft Excel
3 59 (1.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 39 (1.12%) MS Visio
5 25 (0.72%) Figma
6 18 (0.52%) Sketch
7 16 (0.46%) Microsoft Project
8 14 (0.40%) Photoshop
9 13 (0.37%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 12 (0.34%) Adobe XD
10 12 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
11 10 (0.29%) InVision
12 8 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
13 5 (0.14%) Maya
14 4 (0.11%) Acrobat
14 4 (0.11%) Windchill
15 3 (0.086%) Adobe After Effects
15 3 (0.086%) Adobe Premiere
15 3 (0.086%) AutoCAD
15 3 (0.086%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 45 (1.29%) Oracle EBS
2 37 (1.06%) Dynamics CRM
3 36 (1.03%) Oracle ERP
4 33 (0.95%) Payment Gateway
5 32 (0.92%) Oracle EBS R12
6 27 (0.77%) NetSuite
7 25 (0.72%) Oracle 11i
7 25 (0.72%) Oracle Payables
8 24 (0.69%) Oracle Receivables
9 23 (0.66%) Dynamics AX
10 21 (0.60%) Oracle Applications
10 21 (0.60%) SAP S/4HANA
11 17 (0.49%) Magento
12 16 (0.46%) MetaTrader
13 14 (0.40%) Shopify
14 13 (0.37%) Maximo
15 10 (0.29%) Oracle Assets
15 10 (0.29%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
15 10 (0.29%) TrackWise
16 8 (0.23%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 549 (15.73%) Azure
2 485 (13.89%) AWS
3 241 (6.90%) GitHub
4 200 (5.73%) Microsoft 365
5 164 (4.70%) SaaS
6 156 (4.47%) GCP
7 94 (2.69%) Power Platform
8 73 (2.09%) PaaS
9 72 (2.06%) Serverless
10 68 (1.95%) Amazon S3
11 65 (1.86%) Dynamics 365
12 46 (1.32%) Amazon ECS
13 45 (1.29%) IaaS
14 43 (1.23%) Amazon EC2
14 43 (1.23%) AWS CloudFormation
15 40 (1.15%) AWS Lambda
16 33 (0.95%) Azure Active Directory
17 30 (0.86%) Amazon SQS
18 28 (0.80%) Azure Service Bus
19 27 (0.77%) Azure Logic Apps
Communications & Networking
1 173 (4.96%) Firewall
2 110 (3.15%) Internet
3 100 (2.86%) DNS
4 99 (2.84%) VPN
5 84 (2.41%) TCP/IP
5 84 (2.41%) WAN
6 80 (2.29%) DHCP
7 75 (2.15%) LAN
8 58 (1.66%) Broadband
8 58 (1.66%) Wi-Fi
9 50 (1.43%) Wireless
10 38 (1.09%) SAN
11 30 (0.86%) MPLS
12 29 (0.83%) VLAN
12 29 (0.83%) VoIP
13 25 (0.72%) AMQP
14 24 (0.69%) Cisco IOS
15 20 (0.57%) BGP
16 19 (0.54%) Network Security
16 19 (0.54%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 322 (9.22%) SQL Server
2 207 (5.93%) NoSQL
3 199 (5.70%) PostgreSQL
4 156 (4.47%) MongoDB
5 150 (4.30%) Big Data
6 119 (3.41%) Redis
7 111 (3.18%) MySQL
8 84 (2.41%) Data Warehouse
8 84 (2.41%) Relational Database
9 82 (2.35%) Power BI
10 79 (2.26%) Oracle Database
11 72 (2.06%) Tableau
12 69 (1.98%) Apache Cassandra
13 65 (1.86%) MariaDB
14 58 (1.66%) Hadoop
15 55 (1.58%) HBase
16 49 (1.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 42 (1.20%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 31 (0.89%) Amazon RDS
18 31 (0.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 414 (11.86%) Git (software)
2 221 (6.33%) JIRA
3 187 (5.36%) Jenkins
4 111 (3.18%) Cucumber
5 99 (2.84%) Cypress.io
6 98 (2.81%) Gradle
6 98 (2.81%) Selenium
7 91 (2.61%) Visual Studio
8 88 (2.52%) Eclipse
9 85 (2.43%) JUnit
9 85 (2.43%) Sonatype Nexus
10 79 (2.26%) Protractor
11 68 (1.95%) Storybook
12 65 (1.86%) IntelliJ
13 56 (1.60%) Mockito
14 50 (1.43%) Bitbucket
15 41 (1.17%) Maven
16 40 (1.15%) GitLab
16 40 (1.15%) MSI
16 40 (1.15%) WiX
General
1 1,801 (51.59%) Social Skills
2 775 (22.20%) Finance
3 574 (16.44%) Analytical Skills
4 318 (9.11%) Retail
5 236 (6.76%) Presentation Skills
6 229 (6.56%) Banking
7 225 (6.45%) Organisational Skills
8 219 (6.27%) Marketing
9 213 (6.10%) Law
10 211 (6.04%) Games
11 164 (4.70%) Inclusion and Diversity
12 134 (3.84%) Telecoms
13 123 (3.52%) Legal
14 112 (3.21%) Public Sector
15 83 (2.38%) Influencing Skills
16 81 (2.32%) Manufacturing
16 81 (2.32%) Pharmaceutical
17 66 (1.89%) Electronics
18 53 (1.52%) Back Office
19 50 (1.43%) Documentation Skills
Job Titles
1 806 (23.09%) Developer
2 342 (9.80%) Analyst
3 192 (5.50%) Consultant
4 182 (5.21%) Software Engineer
5 166 (4.76%) Software Developer
6 142 (4.07%) Senior Developer
7 134 (3.84%) Java Developer
8 122 (3.49%) Business Analyst
9 105 (3.01%) Full Stack Developer
10 101 (2.89%) Architect
11 94 (2.69%) Junior
12 92 (2.64%) Lead Developer
13 88 (2.52%) C# Developer
14 84 (2.41%) Administrator
15 81 (2.32%) Designer
16 80 (2.29%) Project Manager
17 78 (2.23%) .NET Developer
18 75 (2.15%) IT Manager
19 70 (2.01%) Support Engineer
20 65 (1.86%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 474 (13.58%) CSS
2 459 (13.15%) HTML
3 430 (12.32%) React
4 428 (12.26%) .NET
5 371 (10.63%) Node.js
6 309 (8.85%) AngularJS
7 289 (8.28%) REST
8 213 (6.10%) Kafka
9 193 (5.53%) Spring
10 192 (5.50%) RESTful
11 165 (4.73%) Web Services
12 134 (3.84%) XML
13 131 (3.75%) GraphQL
14 126 (3.61%) JSON
15 118 (3.38%) jQuery
16 111 (3.18%) RabbitMQ
17 108 (3.09%) ASP.NET
17 108 (3.09%) Redux
18 107 (3.07%) Vue.js
19 106 (3.04%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 369 (10.57%) User Experience
2 210 (6.02%) Management Information System
3 142 (4.07%) Mobile App
4 120 (3.44%) Virtual Team
5 101 (2.89%) Algorithms
6 90 (2.58%) Client/Server
6 90 (2.58%) Driving Licence
7 85 (2.43%) Data Centre
8 84 (2.41%) Linux Command Line
9 59 (1.69%) Data Structures
10 57 (1.63%) Social Media
11 54 (1.55%) Greenfield Project
11 54 (1.55%) Renewable Energy
12 49 (1.40%) Life Science
13 47 (1.35%) Cloud Native
14 46 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
15 40 (1.15%) Web 2.0
16 36 (1.03%) Animation
17 34 (0.97%) Equities
17 34 (0.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 406 (11.63%) Windows
2 398 (11.40%) Linux
3 159 (4.55%) Windows Server
4 142 (4.07%) Android
5 114 (3.27%) Apple iOS
5 114 (3.27%) Unix
6 59 (1.69%) Windows Server 2016
7 58 (1.66%) Windows 10
8 57 (1.63%) Windows Server 2012
9 51 (1.46%) Windows Server 2019
10 41 (1.17%) Embedded Linux
11 30 (0.86%) Ubuntu
12 17 (0.49%) Mac OS X
13 13 (0.37%) Windows 7
14 12 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 9 (0.26%) Windows Server 2003
16 8 (0.23%) Oracle Linux
17 7 (0.20%) Mac OS
18 6 (0.17%) CatOS
18 6 (0.17%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,126 (32.25%) Agile Software Development
2 967 (27.70%) Problem-Solving
3 472 (13.52%) DevOps
4 452 (12.95%) Software Engineering
5 399 (11.43%) Mentoring
6 373 (10.68%) Scrum
7 366 (10.48%) Time Management
8 363 (10.40%) Computer Science
9 335 (9.60%) TDD
10 320 (9.17%) Project Management
11 301 (8.62%) Microservices
12 293 (8.39%) Line Management
13 282 (8.08%) Test Automation
14 273 (7.82%) Service Delivery
15 228 (6.53%) Information Security
16 216 (6.19%) ITIL
17 213 (6.10%) Fintech
18 212 (6.07%) Open Source
19 200 (5.73%) Validation
20 199 (5.70%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 678 (19.42%) JavaScript
2 585 (16.76%) SQL
3 474 (13.58%) Java
4 466 (13.35%) C#
5 420 (12.03%) Python
6 268 (7.68%) C
7 205 (5.87%) TypeScript
8 116 (3.32%) C++
8 116 (3.32%) PowerShell
9 109 (3.12%) T-SQL
10 105 (3.01%) PHP
11 88 (2.52%) Java 8
12 87 (2.49%) Bash Shell
13 82 (2.35%) Go
14 73 (2.09%) Groovy
14 73 (2.09%) Shell Script
15 58 (1.66%) Ruby
16 51 (1.46%) ES6
17 40 (1.15%) VB
18 36 (1.03%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 706 (20.22%) Degree
2 194 (5.56%) Security Cleared
3 133 (3.81%) Computer Science Degree
4 100 (2.86%) Oracle Certification
5 70 (2.01%) SC Cleared
6 68 (1.95%) OCP
7 53 (1.52%) ITIL Certification
8 51 (1.46%) Cisco Certification
9 44 (1.26%) Master's Degree
10 41 (1.17%) Microsoft Certification
11 38 (1.09%) CCNA
12 33 (0.95%) Numerate Degree
13 27 (0.77%) DBS Check
14 24 (0.69%) AWS Certification
14 24 (0.69%) CISSP
14 24 (0.69%) MCSE
15 23 (0.66%) ISEB
15 23 (0.66%) PMP
16 22 (0.63%) PhD
16 22 (0.63%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 225 (6.45%) QA
2 212 (6.07%) SLA
3 108 (3.09%) Accessibility
4 77 (2.21%) GDPR
5 63 (1.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 35 (1.00%) Data Quality
7 28 (0.80%) Cyber Essentials
7 28 (0.80%) NIST
8 18 (0.52%) ECSS
8 18 (0.52%) MISRA
8 18 (0.52%) MISRA C
9 17 (0.49%) CDISC
10 16 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 14 (0.40%) PCI DSS
11 14 (0.40%) PMO
12 12 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 10 (0.29%) Good Clinical Practice
13 10 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 9 (0.26%) GMP
14 9 (0.26%) HIPAA
System Software
1 316 (9.05%) Docker
2 194 (5.56%) Active Directory
3 103 (2.95%) VMware Infrastructure
4 72 (2.06%) Firmware
5 55 (1.58%) HDFS
6 47 (1.35%) Virtual Machines
7 45 (1.29%) Hyper-V
8 19 (0.54%) XenDesktop
9 18 (0.52%) XenApp
10 15 (0.43%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 14 (0.40%) vSphere
12 11 (0.32%) etcd
12 11 (0.32%) Oracle RAC
13 8 (0.23%) VMware NSX
14 7 (0.20%) Ceph
15 6 (0.17%) Virtual Servers
16 2 (0.057%) Terminal Services
16 2 (0.057%) VMware ESXi
17 1 (0.029%) BitLocker
17 1 (0.029%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 234 (6.70%) Kubernetes
2 143 (4.10%) Ansible
3 117 (3.35%) Terraform
4 68 (1.95%) Opscode Chef
5 39 (1.12%) Puppet
6 37 (1.06%) Grafana
7 23 (0.66%) Prometheus
8 22 (0.63%) Kibana
8 22 (0.63%) Microsoft Intune
9 15 (0.43%) SCCM
10 14 (0.40%) Data Guard
10 14 (0.40%) Oracle RMAN
11 12 (0.34%) HP Quality Center
12 11 (0.32%) Consul
13 10 (0.29%) NetBackup
14 9 (0.26%) Host Intrusion Detection System
15 7 (0.20%) Galera Cluster
15 7 (0.20%) Nagios
16 6 (0.17%) BMC PATROL
16 6 (0.17%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 660 (18.91%) Microsoft
2 229 (6.56%) Oracle
3 158 (4.53%) VMware
4 141 (4.04%) Google
5 135 (3.87%) Cisco
6 99 (2.84%) SAP
7 62 (1.78%) Okta
8 60 (1.72%) Citrix
9 59 (1.69%) EMC
10 51 (1.46%) IBM
11 49 (1.40%) Adobe
12 48 (1.37%) ServiceNow
13 44 (1.26%) HP
14 43 (1.23%) Instagram
15 41 (1.17%) Salesforce.com
16 38 (1.09%) Apple
17 33 (0.95%) Atlassian
18 31 (0.89%) JD Edwards
19 27 (0.77%) Juniper
20 24 (0.69%) Fortinet