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

Self-Motivation
UK
6 months to
18 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 94 93 85
Rank change year-on-year -1 -8 -8
Permanent jobs citing Self-Motivation 5,838 5,731 6,455
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.34% 3.23% 3.17%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 7.68% 7.41% 7.26%
Number of salaries quoted 4,103 4,307 5,102
UK median annual salary £45,000 £40,372 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.46% -5.01% +4.02%
10th Percentile £23,250 £22,750 £24,375
90th Percentile £75,000 £68,750 £71,150
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +12.00% -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 76,005 77,377 88,963
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.53% 43.57% 43.74%
Number of salaries quoted 58,721 60,449 72,229
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.04% -2.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £27,750 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,250 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,423 £42,500
% change year-on-year +6.07% -0.18% +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 July 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 July 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 +2 5,530 £45,500 +12.70% 934
UK excluding London +2 3,636 £42,000 +12.00% 729
London -3 2,049 £55,000 +2.36% 267
South East +6 1,179 £45,000 +12.50% 168
Midlands +19 779 £40,000 +14.29% 150
North of England +6 772 £40,000 +14.29% 187
West Midlands +23 598 £40,000 +6.67% 94
North West +9 430 £40,000 +14.29% 107
East of England -14 392 £42,500 +21.43% 91
South West -15 364 £38,500 +4.79% 71
Yorkshire +6 279 £42,000 +12.00% 66
East Midlands -5 176 £35,000 +11.11% 56
Scotland -30 107 £40,000 -8.05% 36
North East +26 63 £24,750 -10.00% 14
Wales -21 35 £37,500 +7.14% 24
Northern Ireland -20 11 £47,500 +5.56% 2
Isle of Man +10 9 £55,000 -15.38%
Channel Islands 0 7 £60,000 -7.69%

For the 6 months to 18 July 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 1,674 (28.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1,669 (28.59%) Problem-Solving
3 1,480 (25.35%) Degree
4 1,358 (23.26%) Finance
5 1,340 (22.95%) Microsoft
6 1,234 (21.14%) SQL
7 1,189 (20.37%) Analytical Skills
8 1,045 (17.90%) Windows
9 1,000 (17.13%) JavaScript
10 858 (14.70%) Java
11 820 (14.05%) HTML
12 788 (13.50%) C#
13 776 (13.29%) ITIL
14 723 (12.38%) Computer Science
15 693 (11.87%) SQL Server
16 682 (11.68%) CSS
17 666 (11.41%) Linux
18 645 (11.05%) .NET
18 645 (11.05%) Project Management
19 559 (9.58%) Active Directory
20 534 (9.15%) Scrum
21 525 (8.99%) Microsoft Azure
22 521 (8.92%) Software Engineering
23 493 (8.44%) VMware
24 486 (8.32%) Python
25 466 (7.98%) Git (software)
26 454 (7.78%) Microsoft Office
27 439 (7.52%) AngularJS
28 429 (7.35%) Firewall
28 429 (7.35%) Test Automation

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
1 214 (3.67%) MS Exchange
2 186 (3.19%) SharePoint
3 99 (1.70%) IIS
4 90 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2010
5 78 (1.34%) CMS
6 73 (1.25%) Apache Spark
6 73 (1.25%) nginx
7 72 (1.23%) Confluence
8 64 (1.10%) Apache
9 57 (0.98%) Skype for Business
9 57 (0.98%) Tomcat
10 55 (0.94%) Elasticsearch
11 51 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2013
12 49 (0.84%) WordPress
13 34 (0.58%) SharePoint 2013
14 33 (0.57%) WebLogic
14 33 (0.57%) WebSphere
15 31 (0.53%) SAS
16 25 (0.43%) Drupal
17 21 (0.36%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 454 (7.78%) Microsoft Office
2 258 (4.42%) Microsoft Excel
3 137 (2.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 74 (1.27%) MS Visio
5 49 (0.84%) Photoshop
6 43 (0.74%) Microsoft Project
7 36 (0.62%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 30 (0.51%) Adobe Illustrator
9 29 (0.50%) InVision
10 12 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
11 11 (0.19%) SPSS
12 9 (0.15%) Adobe After Effects
13 8 (0.14%) InfoPath
13 8 (0.14%) OmniGraffle
14 6 (0.10%) EViews
14 6 (0.10%) Pixate
15 5 (0.086%) InDesign
16 4 (0.069%) OrCAD
17 3 (0.051%) Camtasia
17 3 (0.051%) Revit
Business Applications
1 69 (1.18%) Dynamics CRM
2 61 (1.04%) Dynamics AX
3 43 (0.74%) NetSuite
4 26 (0.45%) Dynamics NAV
5 24 (0.41%) SAP QM
6 23 (0.39%) Maximo
6 23 (0.39%) SAP CO
6 23 (0.39%) SAP FI
6 23 (0.39%) SAP FI/CO
7 21 (0.36%) SAP APO
8 19 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
8 19 (0.33%) Payment Gateway
9 18 (0.31%) Unit4 Business World
10 16 (0.27%) Adobe Campaign
10 16 (0.27%) BusinessWare
10 16 (0.27%) SAP HR
11 15 (0.26%) Primavera
11 15 (0.26%) SAP MM
11 15 (0.26%) SAP PM
11 15 (0.26%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 525 (8.99%) Microsoft Azure
2 414 (7.09%) Amazon AWS
3 279 (4.78%) Office 365
4 170 (2.91%) SaaS
5 114 (1.95%) PaaS
6 96 (1.64%) IaaS
7 94 (1.61%) Google Cloud Platform
8 83 (1.42%) Cloud Computing
9 78 (1.34%) GitHub
10 73 (1.25%) Google Analytics
11 67 (1.15%) npm
12 51 (0.87%) Dynamics 365
13 40 (0.69%) AdWords
14 37 (0.63%) Amazon EC2
15 34 (0.58%) IBM Cloud
16 32 (0.55%) Amazon S3
17 27 (0.46%) Trello
18 26 (0.45%) G Suite
19 25 (0.43%) Serverless
20 23 (0.39%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 429 (7.35%) Firewall
2 251 (4.30%) DNS
3 247 (4.23%) TCP/IP
4 203 (3.48%) DHCP
5 184 (3.15%) Internet
5 184 (3.15%) VPN
6 169 (2.89%) LAN
7 162 (2.77%) WAN
8 144 (2.47%) SAN
9 95 (1.63%) VoIP
10 90 (1.54%) Network Security
11 87 (1.49%) Cisco ASA
12 82 (1.40%) BGP
12 82 (1.40%) OSPF
13 73 (1.25%) HTTP
14 71 (1.22%) Wireless
15 66 (1.13%) Wi-Fi
16 62 (1.06%) Intrusion Detection
17 60 (1.03%) Cisco Nexus
18 55 (0.94%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 693 (11.87%) SQL Server
2 355 (6.08%) MySQL
3 247 (4.23%) Big Data
4 236 (4.04%) Relational Database
5 171 (2.93%) NoSQL
6 143 (2.45%) PostgreSQL
7 132 (2.26%) MongoDB
8 127 (2.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 120 (2.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 103 (1.76%) Data Warehouse
11 85 (1.46%) Hadoop
12 75 (1.28%) RDBMS
12 75 (1.28%) SQL Server 2008
13 72 (1.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 62 (1.06%) Power BI
15 60 (1.03%) Blockchain
16 51 (0.87%) Oracle Database
17 49 (0.84%) SQL Server 2012
18 46 (0.79%) Apache Cassandra
19 41 (0.70%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 466 (7.98%) Git (software)
2 260 (4.45%) JIRA
3 184 (3.15%) Jenkins
4 145 (2.48%) Visual Studio
5 139 (2.38%) Selenium
6 125 (2.14%) Team Foundation Server
7 105 (1.80%) JUnit
8 93 (1.59%) Maven
9 76 (1.30%) Subversion
10 62 (1.06%) Cucumber
11 59 (1.01%) gulp
12 54 (0.92%) TeamCity
13 44 (0.75%) Bitbucket
14 43 (0.74%) webpack
15 40 (0.69%) Jasmine
15 40 (0.69%) VSS/SourceSafe
16 39 (0.67%) JMeter
17 38 (0.65%) TestNG
18 37 (0.63%) Visual Studio Team System
19 36 (0.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 1,358 (23.26%) Finance
2 425 (7.28%) Retail
3 421 (7.21%) Marketing
4 332 (5.69%) Banking
5 222 (3.80%) Manufacturing
6 219 (3.75%) Telecoms
7 173 (2.96%) Investment Banking
8 167 (2.86%) Publishing
9 161 (2.76%) Financial Institution
10 149 (2.55%) Games
11 141 (2.42%) Legal
12 130 (2.23%) Electronics
13 114 (1.95%) Advertising
14 72 (1.23%) Billing
15 70 (1.20%) Back Office
16 57 (0.98%) Automotive
17 56 (0.96%) Law
18 39 (0.67%) German Language
19 34 (0.58%) Retail Banking
20 29 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1,473 (25.23%) Developer
2 806 (13.81%) Analyst
3 497 (8.51%) Consultant
4 277 (4.74%) Architect
5 258 (4.42%) Java Developer
6 230 (3.94%) Senior Developer
7 211 (3.61%) Software Developer
8 188 (3.22%) Business Analyst
8 188 (3.22%) Support Analyst
9 184 (3.15%) C# Developer
10 179 (3.07%) .NET Developer
11 178 (3.05%) Support Engineer
12 173 (2.96%) Software Engineer
13 160 (2.74%) Project Manager
14 138 (2.36%) IT Support
15 130 (2.23%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 130 (2.23%) Junior
16 129 (2.21%) PHP Developer
17 118 (2.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
18 116 (1.99%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 820 (14.05%) HTML
2 682 (11.68%) CSS
3 645 (11.05%) .NET
4 439 (7.52%) AngularJS
5 372 (6.37%) Web Services
6 280 (4.80%) HTML5
7 264 (4.52%) jQuery
8 242 (4.15%) REST
9 234 (4.01%) React
10 219 (3.75%) ASP.NET
11 217 (3.72%) XML
12 211 (3.61%) RESTful
13 201 (3.44%) Node.js
14 194 (3.32%) Spring
15 174 (2.98%) JSON
16 169 (2.89%) .NET Framework
17 148 (2.54%) CSS3
18 134 (2.30%) SOAP
19 109 (1.87%) Sass
20 107 (1.83%) Angular 2
Miscellaneous
1 1,189 (20.37%) Analytical Skills
2 723 (12.38%) Computer Science
3 384 (6.58%) Data Centre
4 379 (6.49%) Management Information System
5 298 (5.10%) User Experience
6 227 (3.89%) Mobile App
7 166 (2.84%) Fintech
8 159 (2.72%) Driving Licence
9 149 (2.55%) Enterprise Software
10 138 (2.36%) Cyberthreat
11 117 (2.00%) Public Cloud
12 105 (1.80%) Greenfield Project
13 91 (1.56%) Data Structures
14 84 (1.44%) Social Media
15 81 (1.39%) NHS
16 80 (1.37%) Algorithms
17 78 (1.34%) Virtual Team
18 74 (1.27%) Linux Command Line
19 70 (1.20%) PKI
20 53 (0.91%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 1,045 (17.90%) Windows
2 666 (11.41%) Linux
3 365 (6.25%) Windows Server
4 229 (3.92%) Windows 7
5 214 (3.67%) Windows 10
6 176 (3.01%) Unix
7 171 (2.93%) Windows Server 2008
8 165 (2.83%) Windows Server 2012
9 147 (2.52%) Android
10 121 (2.07%) Apple iOS
11 73 (1.25%) Mac OS X
12 67 (1.15%) Windows 8
13 48 (0.82%) Mac OS
14 44 (0.75%) AIX
15 38 (0.65%) Windows Server 2003
16 31 (0.53%) CentOS
16 31 (0.53%) Windows XP
17 26 (0.45%) Debian
18 24 (0.41%) Ubuntu
19 23 (0.39%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,674 (28.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1,669 (28.59%) Problem-Solving
3 776 (13.29%) ITIL
4 645 (11.05%) Project Management
5 534 (9.15%) Scrum
6 521 (8.92%) Software Engineering
7 429 (7.35%) Test Automation
8 414 (7.09%) Service Delivery
9 401 (6.87%) SDLC
10 399 (6.83%) Continuous Improvement
11 397 (6.80%) OO
12 394 (6.75%) Mentoring
13 392 (6.71%) Analytics
14 384 (6.58%) Time Management
15 350 (6.00%) DevOps
16 339 (5.81%) MVC
17 321 (5.50%) TDD
18 315 (5.40%) Web Development
19 304 (5.21%) Continuous Integration
20 290 (4.97%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1,234 (21.14%) SQL
2 1,000 (17.13%) JavaScript
3 858 (14.70%) Java
4 788 (13.50%) C#
5 486 (8.32%) Python
6 300 (5.14%) PHP
7 257 (4.40%) C++
8 238 (4.08%) PowerShell
9 216 (3.70%) C
10 152 (2.60%) T-SQL
11 118 (2.02%) Perl
12 109 (1.87%) Java 8
13 104 (1.78%) Scala
14 100 (1.71%) Bash Shell
15 94 (1.61%) TypeScript
16 69 (1.18%) Ruby
17 68 (1.16%) Go
18 67 (1.15%) VB.NET
19 65 (1.11%) VBScript
20 61 (1.04%) R
Qualifications
1 1,480 (25.35%) Degree
2 353 (6.05%) Computer Science Degree
3 329 (5.64%) Security Cleared
4 256 (4.39%) Microsoft Certification
5 188 (3.22%) Cisco Certification
6 155 (2.66%) MCSE
7 146 (2.50%) ITIL Certification
8 137 (2.35%) SC Cleared
9 132 (2.26%) CCNP
10 107 (1.83%) MCP
11 106 (1.82%) CCNA
12 103 (1.76%) Master's Degree
13 100 (1.71%) CISSP
14 88 (1.51%) MCSA
15 85 (1.46%) PMI Certification
16 74 (1.27%) ISEB
17 71 (1.22%) PMP
18 67 (1.15%) MCITP
19 52 (0.89%) CISM
19 52 (0.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 372 (6.37%) QA
2 235 (4.03%) SLA
3 184 (3.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 92 (1.58%) GDPR
5 67 (1.15%) PCI DSS
6 65 (1.11%) PMO
7 51 (0.87%) Data Quality
8 49 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 46 (0.79%) GCP
10 45 (0.77%) Cyber Essentials
11 36 (0.62%) ISO 9001
12 20 (0.34%) COBIT
13 18 (0.31%) GPG13
14 15 (0.26%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 15 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 11 (0.19%) ISO 14001
16 9 (0.15%) IEC 61131
17 8 (0.14%) ISO 22301
17 8 (0.14%) ISO 9000
17 8 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 559 (9.58%) Active Directory
2 303 (5.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 182 (3.12%) Hyper-V
4 147 (2.52%) Docker
5 126 (2.16%) vSphere
6 83 (1.42%) XenApp
7 69 (1.18%) VMware ESXi
8 64 (1.10%) XenDesktop
9 59 (1.01%) Microsoft App-V
10 56 (0.96%) Virtual Machines
11 51 (0.87%) Firmware
12 26 (0.45%) Terminal Services
13 23 (0.39%) Virtual Servers
14 20 (0.34%) KVM
14 20 (0.34%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 14 (0.24%) BitLocker
15 14 (0.24%) Virtual Desktop
16 13 (0.22%) Apache Flume
17 11 (0.19%) Varnish
17 11 (0.19%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 191 (3.27%) SCCM
2 144 (2.47%) Puppet
3 101 (1.73%) Opscode Chef
4 93 (1.59%) Ansible
5 62 (1.06%) SCVMM
6 61 (1.04%) SCOM
7 54 (0.92%) Kubernetes
8 48 (0.82%) Terraform
9 39 (0.67%) vCenter Server
10 35 (0.60%) Salt
11 29 (0.50%) Failover Clustering
12 27 (0.46%) WSUS
13 23 (0.39%) Nagios
13 23 (0.39%) vMotion
14 20 (0.34%) Nessus
15 18 (0.31%) Single Sign-On
16 16 (0.27%) Backup Exec
17 15 (0.26%) McAfee ePO
18 13 (0.22%) Cisco CUCM
19 12 (0.21%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 1,340 (22.95%) Microsoft
2 493 (8.44%) VMware
3 356 (6.10%) Cisco
4 338 (5.79%) Oracle
5 286 (4.90%) SAP
6 247 (4.23%) Citrix
6 247 (4.23%) Google
7 155 (2.66%) CheckPoint
7 155 (2.66%) HP
8 113 (1.94%) Adobe
9 101 (1.73%) IBM
10 97 (1.66%) Juniper
11 89 (1.52%) Fortinet
12 85 (1.46%) F5
13 83 (1.42%) Apple
13 83 (1.42%) Salesforce.com
14 75 (1.28%) Tableau
15 74 (1.27%) Splunk
16 66 (1.13%) Red Hat
17 64 (1.10%) Veeam