Period
to 3 March 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 3 March 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Self-Motivation
UK
6 months to
3 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 131 98 96
Rank change year-on-year -33 -2 +5
Permanent jobs citing Self-Motivation 1,878 3,739 4,861
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.48% 3.06% 3.25%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.33% 7.94% 8.22%
Number of salaries quoted 1,710 2,936 3,722
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +4.65% -4.44%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,325 £44,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year -8.35% +17.33% -6.25%

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 29,677 47,105 59,157
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.21% 38.56% 39.61%
Number of salaries quoted 21,758 36,676 45,537
Median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £29,405
90th Percentile £95,000 £93,750 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £46,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.15% +3.33% +2.79%

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 3 March 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 3 March 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 -32 1,662 £47,500 +5.56% 504
UK excluding London -28 1,149 £40,325 -8.35% 422
London -38 581 £65,000 +13.54% 129
Work from Home -28 397 £50,000 -2.91% 90
South East -24 331 £45,000 -10.00% 99
North of England -1 276 £37,500 -6.25% 108
Midlands -11 207 £40,000 -11.11% 84
South West -22 146 £42,750 +12.50% 40
North West -22 130 £36,500 -2.67% 56
Yorkshire +15 127 £37,500 -16.67% 35
West Midlands -31 118 £40,316 -10.41% 52
East of England -35 90 £40,000 -5.88% 44
East Midlands +20 86 £40,000 -11.11% 32
Scotland +15 67 £55,000 +15.55% 26
Wales -5 26 £30,000 -14.29% 18
North East +19 19 £45,000 +20.00% 17
Northern Ireland -3 8 £32,500 -27.78% 5

For the 6 months to 3 March 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.

1 533 (28.38%) Agile Software Development
2 448 (23.86%) Finance
3 441 (23.48%) Problem-Solving
4 400 (21.30%) Microsoft
5 381 (20.29%) SQL
6 371 (19.76%) Degree
7 350 (18.64%) C#
8 343 (18.26%) JavaScript
9 310 (16.51%) Azure
10 290 (15.44%) .NET
11 269 (14.32%) Analytical Skills
12 262 (13.95%) Windows
13 244 (12.99%) HTML
14 237 (12.62%) Java
15 224 (11.93%) CSS
16 204 (10.86%) AWS
17 196 (10.44%) Project Management
18 195 (10.38%) DevOps
19 187 (9.96%) Python
20 186 (9.90%) Microsoft Office
21 182 (9.69%) SQL Server
21 182 (9.69%) Linux
22 172 (9.16%) Software Engineering
23 170 (9.05%) Scrum
24 169 (9.00%) Microsoft 365
25 168 (8.95%) ITIL
26 160 (8.52%) Time Management
27 151 (8.04%) Mentoring
28 146 (7.77%) Analytics
28 146 (7.77%) Git (software)

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 43 (2.29%) SharePoint
2 40 (2.13%) CMS
3 38 (2.02%) Confluence
4 23 (1.22%) MS Exchange
5 21 (1.12%) Apache
5 21 (1.12%) Sitecore CMS
6 18 (0.96%) IIS
7 16 (0.85%) Elasticsearch
7 16 (0.85%) SAS
7 16 (0.85%) WordPress
8 14 (0.75%) Tomcat
9 11 (0.59%) Apache Spark
10 9 (0.48%) Apache Airflow
10 9 (0.48%) WebSphere
11 7 (0.37%) Apache TomEE
11 7 (0.37%) nginx
11 7 (0.37%) WebLogic
12 6 (0.32%) Drupal
12 6 (0.32%) Oracle Workflow
12 6 (0.32%) Umbraco
Applications
1 186 (9.90%) Microsoft Office
2 94 (5.01%) Microsoft Excel
3 52 (2.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 18 (0.96%) Photoshop
5 16 (0.85%) MS Visio
6 15 (0.80%) Figma
7 13 (0.69%) InVision
8 12 (0.64%) Adobe Illustrator
8 12 (0.64%) Sketch
9 9 (0.48%) Microsoft Project
10 8 (0.43%) Adobe XD
11 5 (0.27%) Maya
12 4 (0.21%) Adobe After Effects
12 4 (0.21%) OrCAD
13 3 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 3 (0.16%) Adobe Premiere
14 2 (0.11%) 3ds Max
14 2 (0.11%) Houdini
15 1 (0.053%) AutoCAD
15 1 (0.053%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 47 (2.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 32 (1.70%) Dynamics AX
3 18 (0.96%) Oracle EBS
4 16 (0.85%) SAP S/4HANA
5 13 (0.69%) Oracle EBS R12
5 13 (0.69%) Oracle Payables
5 13 (0.69%) Oracle Receivables
6 10 (0.53%) Oracle Assets
6 10 (0.53%) Oracle Cash Management
6 10 (0.53%) SAP SD
7 8 (0.43%) Oracle ERP
7 8 (0.43%) SAP CO
7 8 (0.43%) SAP FI
8 7 (0.37%) NetSuite
8 7 (0.37%) Oracle 11i
8 7 (0.37%) SAP FI/CO
9 6 (0.32%) Oracle E-Business Tax
9 6 (0.32%) Oracle Financials
9 6 (0.32%) Oracle General Ledger
9 6 (0.32%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 310 (16.51%) Azure
2 204 (10.86%) AWS
3 169 (9.00%) Microsoft 365
4 104 (5.54%) SaaS
5 64 (3.41%) Dynamics 365
6 55 (2.93%) Power Platform
7 51 (2.72%) GCP
8 44 (2.34%) Azure Active Directory
9 33 (1.76%) AWS CloudFormation
9 33 (1.76%) Serverless
10 32 (1.70%) IaaS
11 30 (1.60%) PaaS
12 28 (1.49%) AWS Lambda
13 25 (1.33%) Amazon ECS
14 23 (1.22%) GitHub
15 16 (0.85%) npm
16 15 (0.80%) Amazon EKS
16 15 (0.80%) Amazon S3
17 14 (0.75%) Amazon EC2
18 13 (0.69%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 107 (5.70%) Firewall
2 63 (3.35%) DNS
3 62 (3.30%) WAN
4 56 (2.98%) LAN
5 47 (2.50%) DHCP
6 46 (2.45%) TCP/IP
7 45 (2.40%) VPN
8 38 (2.02%) Internet
9 31 (1.65%) VLAN
9 31 (1.65%) Wi-Fi
10 27 (1.44%) Wireless
11 22 (1.17%) Network Security
12 21 (1.12%) SAN
12 21 (1.12%) VoIP
13 16 (0.85%) Cisco ASA
14 15 (0.80%) Cisco IOS
14 15 (0.80%) NetScaler
15 13 (0.69%) HTTP
16 10 (0.53%) Intranet
17 9 (0.48%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 182 (9.69%) SQL Server
2 65 (3.46%) NoSQL
3 60 (3.19%) MySQL
4 55 (2.93%) Relational Database
5 48 (2.56%) MongoDB
6 47 (2.50%) Big Data
7 43 (2.29%) Power BI
8 33 (1.76%) PostgreSQL
8 33 (1.76%) SQL Server 2014
9 31 (1.65%) Apache Cassandra
10 30 (1.60%) Blockchain
10 30 (1.60%) SQL Server 2008
11 29 (1.54%) Hadoop
12 27 (1.44%) Data Warehouse
12 27 (1.44%) SQL Server 2005
13 20 (1.06%) Amazon RDS
13 20 (1.06%) Oracle Database
14 19 (1.01%) Redis
15 17 (0.91%) BigQuery
16 15 (0.80%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 146 (7.77%) Git (software)
2 94 (5.01%) JIRA
3 61 (3.25%) Jenkins
4 49 (2.61%) Visual Studio
5 31 (1.65%) Maven
6 21 (1.12%) Bitbucket
7 20 (1.06%) Gradle
7 20 (1.06%) Selenium
8 18 (0.96%) webpack
9 16 (0.85%) GitLab
9 16 (0.85%) MSI
9 16 (0.85%) WiX
10 14 (0.75%) gulp
11 12 (0.64%) Cypress.io
11 12 (0.64%) Team Foundation Server
12 11 (0.59%) Postman
13 10 (0.53%) Artifactory
13 10 (0.53%) Grunt
14 9 (0.48%) Eclipse
15 8 (0.43%) PHPUnit
General
1 448 (23.86%) Finance
2 134 (7.14%) Marketing
3 95 (5.06%) Retail
4 63 (3.35%) Manufacturing
4 63 (3.35%) Telecoms
5 55 (2.93%) Banking
6 54 (2.88%) Electronics
7 49 (2.61%) Games
8 45 (2.40%) Public Sector
9 39 (2.08%) Legal
10 38 (2.02%) Pharmaceutical
11 34 (1.81%) Aerospace
12 30 (1.60%) German Language
13 24 (1.28%) Spanish Language
14 23 (1.22%) French Language
15 20 (1.06%) Billing
16 18 (0.96%) Automotive
16 18 (0.96%) Law
16 18 (0.96%) Military
17 17 (0.91%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 495 (26.36%) Developer
2 185 (9.85%) Analyst
3 111 (5.91%) Consultant
4 103 (5.48%) .NET Developer
5 102 (5.43%) C# Developer
6 101 (5.38%) Java Developer
7 91 (4.85%) Software Engineer
8 86 (4.58%) Software Developer
9 80 (4.26%) Senior Developer
10 64 (3.41%) C# .NET Developer
11 62 (3.30%) Junior
12 61 (3.25%) Support Engineer
13 58 (3.09%) IT Support
14 57 (3.04%) IT Engineer
15 51 (2.72%) Architect
16 46 (2.45%) DevOps Engineer
16 46 (2.45%) Full Stack Developer
16 46 (2.45%) Network Engineer
17 44 (2.34%) Project Manager
18 43 (2.29%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 290 (15.44%) .NET
2 244 (12.99%) HTML
3 224 (11.93%) CSS
4 142 (7.56%) React
5 137 (7.29%) AngularJS
6 130 (6.92%) Node.js
7 118 (6.28%) ASP.NET
8 101 (5.38%) REST
9 88 (4.69%) jQuery
10 78 (4.15%) .NET Core
11 77 (4.10%) HTML5
12 75 (3.99%) Spring
13 62 (3.30%) Vue.js
14 61 (3.25%) RESTful
15 60 (3.19%) Web Services
16 56 (2.98%) CSS3
17 55 (2.93%) XML
18 47 (2.50%) ASP.NET Web API
19 45 (2.40%) .NET Framework
20 41 (2.18%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 269 (14.32%) Analytical Skills
2 107 (5.70%) Management Information System
3 86 (4.58%) User Experience
4 63 (3.35%) Driving Licence
5 45 (2.40%) e-Learning
6 44 (2.34%) Cloud Native
7 40 (2.13%) Mobile App
7 40 (2.13%) Virtual Team
8 37 (1.97%) Client/Server
9 32 (1.70%) Algorithms
9 32 (1.70%) Greenfield Project
10 31 (1.65%) Data Centre
11 27 (1.44%) Enterprise Software
12 25 (1.33%) Social Media
13 22 (1.17%) Bitcoin
14 21 (1.12%) Life Science
15 20 (1.06%) Data Structures
16 17 (0.91%) NHS
16 17 (0.91%) Public Cloud
17 16 (0.85%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 262 (13.95%) Windows
2 182 (9.69%) Linux
3 103 (5.48%) Windows Server
4 68 (3.62%) Windows 10
5 49 (2.61%) Unix
6 40 (2.13%) Android
7 36 (1.92%) Apple iOS
8 35 (1.86%) Windows Server 2019
9 29 (1.54%) Windows Server 2016
10 27 (1.44%) Windows Server 2012
11 17 (0.91%) Windows Server 2008
12 13 (0.69%) Windows 7
13 11 (0.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 9 (0.48%) Robot Operating System
15 7 (0.37%) Embedded Linux
16 5 (0.27%) CentOS
17 4 (0.21%) Mac OS X
18 3 (0.16%) Ubuntu
19 2 (0.11%) Mac OS
19 2 (0.11%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 533 (28.38%) Agile Software Development
2 441 (23.48%) Problem-Solving
3 196 (10.44%) Project Management
4 195 (10.38%) DevOps
5 172 (9.16%) Software Engineering
6 170 (9.05%) Scrum
7 168 (8.95%) ITIL
8 160 (8.52%) Time Management
9 151 (8.04%) Mentoring
10 146 (7.77%) Analytics
11 136 (7.24%) Computer Science
12 122 (6.50%) TDD
13 116 (6.18%) CRM
14 110 (5.86%) Test Automation
15 107 (5.70%) MVC
16 103 (5.48%) Microservices
17 99 (5.27%) Business Intelligence
18 95 (5.06%) OO
19 94 (5.01%) Mathematics
20 92 (4.90%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 381 (20.29%) SQL
2 350 (18.64%) C#
3 343 (18.26%) JavaScript
4 237 (12.62%) Java
5 187 (9.96%) Python
6 87 (4.63%) C
7 65 (3.46%) Java 8
8 60 (3.19%) PHP
8 60 (3.19%) TypeScript
9 55 (2.93%) PowerShell
10 50 (2.66%) C++
11 44 (2.34%) T-SQL
11 44 (2.34%) VB
12 35 (1.86%) VB.NET
13 31 (1.65%) Go
14 30 (1.60%) R
15 28 (1.49%) Bash Shell
15 28 (1.49%) Ruby
16 20 (1.06%) MATLAB
17 18 (0.96%) ES6
Qualifications
1 371 (19.76%) Degree
2 120 (6.39%) Security Cleared
3 67 (3.57%) Computer Science Degree
4 63 (3.35%) SC Cleared
5 49 (2.61%) Cisco Certification
6 44 (2.34%) Microsoft Certification
7 34 (1.81%) CCNA
8 32 (1.70%) CISSP
9 25 (1.33%) ITIL Certification
10 24 (1.28%) MCSE
10 24 (1.28%) PMI Certification
11 21 (1.12%) HNC
11 21 (1.12%) MCP
12 20 (1.06%) CISM
12 20 (1.06%) PMP
13 18 (0.96%) DV Cleared
14 17 (0.91%) CCNP
15 16 (0.85%) MCSA
16 15 (0.80%) HND
16 15 (0.80%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 117 (6.23%) QA
2 86 (4.58%) SLA
3 53 (2.82%) GDPR
4 28 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 19 (1.01%) Data Quality
6 15 (0.80%) PMO
7 13 (0.69%) NIST
8 12 (0.64%) CDISC
9 11 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 10 (0.53%) Cyber Essentials
10 10 (0.53%) GMP
11 7 (0.37%) 21 CFR Part 11
11 7 (0.37%) GxP
11 7 (0.37%) PCI DSS
12 5 (0.27%) GAMP
13 4 (0.21%) NCSC
14 3 (0.16%) RMADS
15 2 (0.11%) GLBA
15 2 (0.11%) HIPAA
15 2 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 143 (7.61%) Active Directory
2 104 (5.54%) Docker
3 70 (3.73%) VMware Infrastructure
4 51 (2.72%) Hyper-V
5 20 (1.06%) Firmware
6 15 (0.80%) Virtual Machines
7 11 (0.59%) VMware ESXi
8 8 (0.43%) XenApp
9 6 (0.32%) Oracle RAC
9 6 (0.32%) Virtual Servers
10 4 (0.21%) vSphere
10 4 (0.21%) XenDesktop
11 3 (0.16%) Varnish
12 2 (0.11%) IAG
12 2 (0.11%) Microsoft App-V
12 2 (0.11%) pfSense
12 2 (0.11%) Virtual Desktop
12 2 (0.11%) VMware NSX
13 1 (0.053%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 1 (0.053%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 98 (5.22%) Kubernetes
2 66 (3.51%) Terraform
3 61 (3.25%) Ansible
4 38 (2.02%) Puppet
5 33 (1.76%) Opscode Chef
6 16 (0.85%) Microsoft Intune
7 12 (0.64%) Prometheus
8 10 (0.53%) Nagios
8 10 (0.53%) Oracle RMAN
9 9 (0.48%) Data Guard
9 9 (0.48%) SCCM
10 8 (0.43%) Istio
11 7 (0.37%) Packer
12 6 (0.32%) MIIS
13 5 (0.27%) Docker Swarm
13 5 (0.27%) Salt
13 5 (0.27%) Sonobuoy
14 4 (0.21%) Proxmox
14 4 (0.21%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
15 3 (0.16%) Kibana
Vendors
1 400 (21.30%) Microsoft
2 120 (6.39%) Oracle
3 100 (5.32%) VMware
4 89 (4.74%) Cisco
5 73 (3.89%) SAP
6 49 (2.61%) Google
7 44 (2.34%) Citrix
8 35 (1.86%) IBM
9 31 (1.65%) Sitecore
10 29 (1.54%) Fortinet
11 26 (1.38%) Salesforce.com
12 25 (1.33%) Adobe
13 20 (1.06%) HP
14 19 (1.01%) Palo Alto
14 19 (1.01%) ServiceNow
15 18 (0.96%) Atlassian
16 17 (0.91%) HubSpot
17 15 (0.80%) Aruba
17 15 (0.80%) NetApp
18 14 (0.75%) Veeam