Period
to 31 March 2020

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 31 March 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Self-Motivation
UK
6 months to
31 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 101 96 100
Rank change year-on-year -5 +4 -13
Permanent jobs citing Self-Motivation 3,518 4,877 5,745
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.98% 3.30% 3.24%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 7.74% 8.35% 8.47%
Number of salaries quoted 2,655 3,675 4,242
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,250 £24,000
90th Percentile £78,750 £75,000 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +17.33% -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 45,470 58,388 67,860
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.56% 39.46% 38.29%
Number of salaries quoted 34,872 44,048 53,353
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £30,500 £29,250 £28,125
90th Percentile £92,500 £87,500 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 31 March 2020.

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 31 March 2020. 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 -5 3,269 £46,500 +9.41% 564
UK excluding London -11 2,146 £44,000 +17.33% 486
London +3 1,267 £57,500 +4.55% 121
South East -12 712 £46,000 +18.71% 105
North of England -6 381 £40,000 +14.29% 111
Midlands -26 321 £45,000 +12.50% 111
East of England +2 319 £48,000 +19.43% 69
Work from Home +6 273 £50,000 +5.26% 40
South West +20 268 £37,500 +21.95% 46
North West +2 238 £37,500 +15.38% 51
West Midlands -13 232 £45,000 +12.50% 56
Yorkshire -15 125 £45,000 +12.50% 43
East Midlands -45 88 £45,000 +16.88% 54
Scotland -1 69 £45,000 +12.50% 15
Wales -16 63 £32,500 -10.96% 24
Northern Ireland +22 19 £55,000 -6.38% 5
North East +3 18 £40,000 - 17

For the 6 months to 31 March 2020, 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 1,100 (31.27%) Agile Software Development
2 929 (26.41%) Problem-Solving
3 823 (23.39%) Microsoft
4 720 (20.47%) Degree
5 709 (20.15%) Finance
6 639 (18.16%) SQL
7 630 (17.91%) Analytical Skills
8 586 (16.66%) Windows
9 550 (15.63%) JavaScript
10 470 (13.36%) Azure
11 469 (13.33%) C#
12 444 (12.62%) Java
13 425 (12.08%) HTML
14 416 (11.82%) SQL Server
15 415 (11.80%) CSS
16 414 (11.77%) .NET
17 371 (10.55%) Linux
18 360 (10.23%) Project Management
19 344 (9.78%) Computer Science
20 341 (9.69%) Scrum
21 331 (9.41%) Git (software)
22 330 (9.38%) DevOps
23 325 (9.24%) Active Directory
24 295 (8.39%) ITIL
25 283 (8.04%) AWS
26 275 (7.82%) Office 365
27 271 (7.70%) Microsoft Office
28 266 (7.56%) Test Automation
29 263 (7.48%) Software Engineering
30 259 (7.36%) Firewall

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
1 100 (2.84%) MS Exchange
2 96 (2.73%) Confluence
3 93 (2.64%) SharePoint
4 64 (1.82%) CMS
5 48 (1.36%) IIS
6 43 (1.22%) Skype for Business
7 41 (1.17%) Apache Spark
7 41 (1.17%) WordPress
8 35 (0.99%) Apache
9 31 (0.88%) WebSphere
10 24 (0.68%) Oracle Workflow
11 22 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2010
12 20 (0.57%) nginx
13 19 (0.54%) WebLogic
14 18 (0.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 16 (0.45%) Elasticsearch
15 16 (0.45%) Umbraco
16 14 (0.40%) Oracle Service Bus
17 13 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2013
17 13 (0.37%) Tomcat
Applications
1 271 (7.70%) Microsoft Office
2 198 (5.63%) Microsoft Excel
3 93 (2.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 54 (1.53%) MS Visio
5 31 (0.88%) InVision
6 27 (0.77%) Microsoft Project
7 26 (0.74%) Adobe XD
8 25 (0.71%) Zeplin
9 19 (0.54%) AutoCAD
10 15 (0.43%) LibreOffice
11 12 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
12 11 (0.31%) Sketch
13 6 (0.17%) Chatbot
13 6 (0.17%) CINEMA 4D
14 5 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
15 4 (0.11%) Adobe After Effects
15 4 (0.11%) Adobe Premiere
15 4 (0.11%) Photoshop
16 3 (0.085%) Adobe Illustrator
16 3 (0.085%) Maya
Business Applications
1 62 (1.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 24 (0.68%) Magento
3 22 (0.63%) Oracle BPM
4 16 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
5 14 (0.40%) Dynamics NAV
5 14 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
6 11 (0.31%) Cognos TM1
6 11 (0.31%) SAP S/4HANA
7 9 (0.26%) Payment Gateway
8 8 (0.23%) NetSuite
8 8 (0.23%) Oracle EBS R12
9 7 (0.20%) Oracle ERP
9 7 (0.20%) Oracle iProcurement
9 7 (0.20%) Oracle Payables
9 7 (0.20%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 7 (0.20%) Oracle Receivables
9 7 (0.20%) Shopify
10 6 (0.17%) OpenCart
10 6 (0.17%) Oracle Assets
11 5 (0.14%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 470 (13.36%) Azure
2 283 (8.04%) AWS
3 275 (7.82%) Office 365
4 123 (3.50%) SaaS
5 71 (2.02%) Power Platform
6 67 (1.90%) GitHub
7 65 (1.85%) Cloud Computing
8 62 (1.76%) GCP
9 60 (1.71%) PaaS
10 52 (1.48%) IaaS
11 50 (1.42%) Dynamics 365
12 48 (1.36%) npm
13 30 (0.85%) Azure Active Directory
14 26 (0.74%) Amazon S3
15 25 (0.71%) Slack
16 19 (0.54%) Serverless
17 18 (0.51%) AWS CloudFormation
17 18 (0.51%) vREST
18 17 (0.48%) Amazon ECS
18 17 (0.48%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 259 (7.36%) Firewall
2 166 (4.72%) TCP/IP
3 160 (4.55%) LAN
4 147 (4.18%) WAN
5 146 (4.15%) Internet
6 144 (4.09%) DNS
7 123 (3.50%) DHCP
8 95 (2.70%) VPN
9 87 (2.47%) MPLS
10 79 (2.25%) Wireless
11 72 (2.05%) VoIP
12 71 (2.02%) VLAN
13 55 (1.56%) SAN
14 47 (1.34%) Skype
15 45 (1.28%) Wi-Fi
16 44 (1.25%) Network Security
17 37 (1.05%) HTTP
18 28 (0.80%) BGP
18 28 (0.80%) Remote Desktop
19 24 (0.68%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 416 (11.82%) SQL Server
2 161 (4.58%) Relational Database
3 116 (3.30%) MySQL
4 98 (2.79%) NoSQL
5 87 (2.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 77 (2.19%) Data Warehouse
7 67 (1.90%) PostgreSQL
8 65 (1.85%) Power BI
9 50 (1.42%) Big Data
10 48 (1.36%) RDBMS
11 46 (1.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 41 (1.17%) Apache Cassandra
13 39 (1.11%) Redis
14 38 (1.08%) Hadoop
15 31 (0.88%) MongoDB
16 29 (0.82%) Oracle Reports
17 27 (0.77%) CouchDB
18 22 (0.63%) GIS
18 22 (0.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 21 (0.60%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 331 (9.41%) Git (software)
2 194 (5.51%) JIRA
3 141 (4.01%) Jenkins
4 87 (2.47%) Selenium
5 79 (2.25%) Visual Studio
6 73 (2.08%) Team Foundation Server
7 62 (1.76%) Maven
8 61 (1.73%) Jasmine
9 59 (1.68%) NUnit
10 57 (1.62%) Karma Test Runner
11 47 (1.34%) Xcode
12 45 (1.28%) Visual Studio Team System
13 43 (1.22%) Octopus Deploy
14 41 (1.17%) gulp
14 41 (1.17%) TeamCity
15 40 (1.14%) Calabash
16 37 (1.05%) Gradle
16 37 (1.05%) MSTest
17 34 (0.97%) Grunt
18 32 (0.91%) Cucumber
General
1 709 (20.15%) Finance
2 220 (6.25%) Marketing
3 212 (6.03%) Retail
4 131 (3.72%) Legal
5 97 (2.76%) Telecoms
6 96 (2.73%) Public Sector
7 83 (2.36%) Games
8 75 (2.13%) Banking
9 73 (2.08%) Manufacturing
10 68 (1.93%) Aerospace
11 61 (1.73%) Electronics
12 55 (1.56%) Law
13 41 (1.17%) Automotive
14 39 (1.11%) Back Office
15 37 (1.05%) French Language
16 33 (0.94%) German Language
17 32 (0.91%) Local Government
18 24 (0.68%) Advertising
19 19 (0.54%) Investment Banking
19 19 (0.54%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 856 (24.33%) Developer
2 469 (13.33%) Analyst
3 268 (7.62%) Consultant
4 173 (4.92%) Senior Developer
5 149 (4.24%) .NET Developer
6 140 (3.98%) Architect
7 137 (3.89%) Junior
8 131 (3.72%) Software Developer
9 125 (3.55%) C# Developer
9 125 (3.55%) Project Manager
10 119 (3.38%) Software Engineer
11 117 (3.33%) Business Analyst
12 116 (3.30%) Support Engineer
13 112 (3.18%) Java Developer
14 95 (2.70%) Network Engineer
15 91 (2.59%) IT Support
16 88 (2.50%) Support Analyst
17 83 (2.36%) C# .NET Developer
18 79 (2.25%) PHP Developer
19 75 (2.13%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 425 (12.08%) HTML
2 415 (11.80%) CSS
3 414 (11.77%) .NET
4 249 (7.08%) AngularJS
5 212 (6.03%) jQuery
6 188 (5.34%) Web Services
7 179 (5.09%) REST
8 169 (4.80%) HTML5
9 145 (4.12%) XML
10 128 (3.64%) .NET Framework
11 115 (3.27%) CSS3
12 114 (3.24%) JSON
13 109 (3.10%) ASP.NET
14 104 (2.96%) Node.js
15 100 (2.84%) RESTful
16 87 (2.47%) React
17 80 (2.27%) ASP.NET Web API
18 79 (2.25%) SOAP
19 77 (2.19%) Spring
20 76 (2.16%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 630 (17.91%) Analytical Skills
2 255 (7.25%) User Experience
3 227 (6.45%) Management Information System
4 132 (3.75%) Mobile App
5 116 (3.30%) Data Centre
6 96 (2.73%) Enterprise Software
7 89 (2.53%) Driving Licence
8 61 (1.73%) Algorithms
9 59 (1.68%) Greenfield Project
10 51 (1.45%) Data Structures
11 46 (1.31%) Tandem
12 44 (1.25%) Virtual Team
13 43 (1.22%) Smartphone
14 41 (1.17%) iPad
14 41 (1.17%) Linux Command Line
15 33 (0.94%) Hybrid Cloud
15 33 (0.94%) Public Cloud
16 31 (0.88%) Video Conferencing
17 30 (0.85%) Enterprise Cloud
17 30 (0.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 586 (16.66%) Windows
2 371 (10.55%) Linux
3 228 (6.48%) Windows Server
4 125 (3.55%) Unix
5 113 (3.21%) Apple iOS
6 110 (3.13%) Windows 10
7 108 (3.07%) Android
8 98 (2.79%) Windows 7
8 98 (2.79%) Windows Server 2012
9 97 (2.76%) Windows Server 2016
10 59 (1.68%) Windows Server 2008
11 35 (0.99%) Ubuntu
12 33 (0.94%) Windows Server 2019
13 22 (0.63%) CentOS
14 21 (0.60%) Windows 8
15 17 (0.48%) Solaris
16 15 (0.43%) FreeRTOS
17 14 (0.40%) AIX
18 12 (0.34%) Mac OS
19 9 (0.26%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,100 (31.27%) Agile Software Development
2 929 (26.41%) Problem-Solving
3 360 (10.23%) Project Management
4 344 (9.78%) Computer Science
5 341 (9.69%) Scrum
6 330 (9.38%) DevOps
7 295 (8.39%) ITIL
8 266 (7.56%) Test Automation
9 263 (7.48%) Software Engineering
10 245 (6.96%) Analytics
11 225 (6.40%) Project Delivery
12 222 (6.31%) SDLC
13 219 (6.23%) Continuous Improvement
14 210 (5.97%) Cybersecurity
15 205 (5.83%) TDD
16 204 (5.80%) Time Management
17 195 (5.54%) Migration
17 195 (5.54%) OO
18 191 (5.43%) Mentoring
19 184 (5.23%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 639 (18.16%) SQL
2 550 (15.63%) JavaScript
3 469 (13.33%) C#
4 444 (12.62%) Java
5 242 (6.88%) Python
6 215 (6.11%) PHP
7 199 (5.66%) C
8 128 (3.64%) PowerShell
9 122 (3.47%) C++
10 103 (2.93%) TypeScript
11 99 (2.81%) T-SQL
12 62 (1.76%) Ruby
13 61 (1.73%) VB.NET
14 57 (1.62%) PL/SQL
15 56 (1.59%) Bash Shell
16 55 (1.56%) Scala
17 53 (1.51%) VB
18 51 (1.45%) Java 8
19 50 (1.42%) R
20 42 (1.19%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 720 (20.47%) Degree
2 161 (4.58%) Computer Science Degree
3 147 (4.18%) Security Cleared
4 112 (3.18%) Cisco Certification
5 92 (2.62%) CCNA
6 77 (2.19%) Microsoft Certification
7 76 (2.16%) SC Cleared
8 71 (2.02%) CISSP
9 47 (1.34%) CISM
10 41 (1.17%) DBS Check
10 41 (1.17%) MCP
11 39 (1.11%) JNCIA
11 39 (1.11%) PMI Certification
12 38 (1.08%) PMP
13 37 (1.05%) CCNP
14 33 (0.94%) Master's Degree
15 32 (0.91%) ITIL Certification
16 29 (0.82%) A+ Certification
17 28 (0.80%) CESG Certified Professional
17 28 (0.80%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 234 (6.65%) QA
2 105 (2.98%) SLA
3 92 (2.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 86 (2.44%) GDPR
5 39 (1.11%) PCI DSS
6 24 (0.68%) Data Quality
6 24 (0.68%) NIST
7 22 (0.63%) NCSC
7 22 (0.63%) PMO
8 18 (0.51%) Cyber Essentials
9 13 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 11 (0.31%) Def Stans
10 11 (0.31%) HAZOP
11 10 (0.28%) ISO 9001
11 10 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 9 (0.26%) HIPAA
12 9 (0.26%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 8 (0.23%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 8 (0.23%) RMADS
14 7 (0.20%) ISO 26262
System Software
1 325 (9.24%) Active Directory
2 136 (3.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 134 (3.81%) Docker
4 75 (2.13%) Hyper-V
5 68 (1.93%) Firmware
6 52 (1.48%) vSphere
7 35 (0.99%) XenApp
8 32 (0.91%) Virtual Machines
9 14 (0.40%) Virtual Servers
10 12 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
11 11 (0.31%) VMware NSX
12 10 (0.28%) XenDesktop
13 6 (0.17%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
14 5 (0.14%) KVM
15 4 (0.11%) ACF2
15 4 (0.11%) RACF
15 4 (0.11%) VMware Workstation
16 3 (0.085%) NFS
16 3 (0.085%) Terminal Services
16 3 (0.085%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 91 (2.59%) SCCM
2 83 (2.36%) Kubernetes
3 71 (2.02%) Ansible
4 68 (1.93%) Puppet
5 63 (1.79%) Terraform
6 50 (1.42%) Opscode Chef
7 23 (0.65%) FortiGate
8 19 (0.54%) BMC PATROL
9 17 (0.48%) HP Quality Center
10 16 (0.45%) Rancher
10 16 (0.45%) WSUS
11 15 (0.43%) Cisco CUCM
11 15 (0.43%) Microsoft Intune
11 15 (0.43%) vCenter Server
12 14 (0.40%) Tivoli
13 13 (0.37%) Backup Exec
13 13 (0.37%) SCOM
14 11 (0.31%) Oozie
15 10 (0.28%) Microsoft Clustering
16 9 (0.26%) Nessus
Vendors
1 823 (23.39%) Microsoft
2 214 (6.08%) Cisco
3 207 (5.88%) VMware
4 167 (4.75%) Oracle
5 110 (3.13%) Citrix
6 98 (2.79%) HP
7 96 (2.73%) Google
8 88 (2.50%) Salesforce.com
9 85 (2.42%) Juniper
10 80 (2.27%) Adobe
11 63 (1.79%) IBM
12 62 (1.76%) Tableau
13 59 (1.68%) Apple
14 49 (1.39%) Dell
14 49 (1.39%) SAP
15 33 (0.94%) Xamarin
16 28 (0.80%) ServiceNow
17 27 (0.77%) CheckPoint
17 27 (0.77%) SonicWALL
18 24 (0.68%) Sophos