Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Self-Motivation
UK
6 months to
22 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 104 97 106
Rank change year-on-year -7 +9 -11
Permanent jobs citing Self-Motivation 4,257 5,436 5,464
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.06% 3.26% 3.09%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 7.87% 8.29% 7.66%
Number of salaries quoted 3,008 3,867 3,896
UK median annual salary £45,000 £46,056 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.29% +8.37% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £23,650 £23,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -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 54,069 65,573 71,291
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.87% 39.38% 40.35%
Number of salaries quoted 40,519 50,202 53,067
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.00% -
10th Percentile £29,500 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £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 22 September 2019.

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 22 September 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 -13 3,937 £45,000 -5.26% 988
UK excluding London +5 2,789 £42,500 +6.25% 836
London -19 1,323 £55,000 - 224
South East +11 1,061 £45,000 - 195
North of England +3 602 £40,000 +6.67% 209
Midlands -22 459 £45,000 +12.50% 142
North West +16 323 £38,000 -5.00% 106
West Midlands -35 285 £45,000 +12.50% 86
East of England +8 270 £42,500 - 104
Yorkshire -26 248 £42,000 +9.09% 80
South West -46 212 £35,000 -1.93% 115
East Midlands +19 172 £45,986 +22.63% 56
Scotland +63 129 £51,570 +28.93% 45
Wales -1 49 £34,000 +9.33% 21
North East +11 31 £38,750 +74.16% 23
Northern Ireland -12 11 £70,000 +37.93% 5
Channel Islands +4 2 £70,000 +16.67% 1
Isle of Man -6 1 £42,500 -22.73%

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 1,292 (30.35%) Agile Software Development
2 1,202 (28.24%) Problem-Solving
3 1,087 (25.53%) Microsoft
4 929 (21.82%) Degree
5 818 (19.22%) Analytical Skills
6 806 (18.93%) Windows
7 795 (18.68%) SQL
8 758 (17.81%) Finance
9 677 (15.90%) C#
10 613 (14.40%) Azure
11 612 (14.38%) SQL Server
12 608 (14.28%) JavaScript
13 536 (12.59%) .NET
14 517 (12.14%) ITIL
15 487 (11.44%) Software Engineering
16 466 (10.95%) Linux
16 466 (10.95%) Project Management
17 454 (10.66%) Java
17 454 (10.66%) AWS
18 427 (10.03%) Active Directory
19 422 (9.91%) HTML
20 414 (9.73%) Computer Science
21 407 (9.56%) DevOps
22 371 (8.72%) Microsoft Office
23 365 (8.57%) CSS
24 361 (8.48%) Python
25 344 (8.08%) Scrum
26 315 (7.40%) Git (software)
27 314 (7.38%) Office 365
28 309 (7.26%) VMware

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
1 168 (3.95%) MS Exchange
2 120 (2.82%) SharePoint
3 96 (2.26%) Confluence
4 79 (1.86%) Exchange Server 2010
5 71 (1.67%) CMS
6 58 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2013
7 57 (1.34%) Skype for Business
8 51 (1.20%) IIS
9 37 (0.87%) Apache
10 34 (0.80%) Elasticsearch
11 29 (0.68%) Apache Spark
12 28 (0.66%) WordPress
13 26 (0.61%) Tomcat
14 18 (0.42%) SharePoint Server
14 18 (0.42%) WebSphere
15 16 (0.38%) Umbraco
16 13 (0.31%) OpenStack
17 11 (0.26%) Apache Airflow
17 11 (0.26%) Sitecore CMS
18 10 (0.23%) nginx
Applications
1 371 (8.72%) Microsoft Office
2 236 (5.54%) Microsoft Excel
3 140 (3.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 69 (1.62%) MS Visio
5 53 (1.25%) Microsoft Project
6 23 (0.54%) Photoshop
7 22 (0.52%) Chatbot
8 16 (0.38%) Adobe Illustrator
9 14 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
10 13 (0.31%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 9 (0.21%) Sketch
12 8 (0.19%) AutoCAD
13 7 (0.16%) InDesign
13 7 (0.16%) OmniGraffle
14 6 (0.14%) Windchill
15 5 (0.12%) CATIA
15 5 (0.12%) GNU Octave
15 5 (0.12%) OrCAD
16 4 (0.094%) Pro/ENGINEER
16 4 (0.094%) PTC Creo
Business Applications
1 45 (1.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 25 (0.59%) Dynamics AX
3 22 (0.52%) NetSuite
4 19 (0.45%) SAP ERP
5 17 (0.40%) SAP S/4HANA
6 16 (0.38%) Maximo
7 11 (0.26%) Magento
8 10 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
8 10 (0.23%) SAP Hybris
9 8 (0.19%) Oracle Receivables
10 7 (0.16%) JDE EnterpriseOne
10 7 (0.16%) Oracle Payables
10 7 (0.16%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 7 (0.16%) SAP BPC
10 7 (0.16%) SAP Business ByDesign
11 6 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
11 6 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
11 6 (0.14%) SAP SD
12 5 (0.12%) Oracle EBS R12
12 5 (0.12%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 613 (14.40%) Azure
2 454 (10.66%) AWS
3 314 (7.38%) Office 365
4 176 (4.13%) SaaS
5 116 (2.72%) Cloud Computing
6 93 (2.18%) Power Platform
7 66 (1.55%) GCP
8 63 (1.48%) PaaS
9 60 (1.41%) AWS CloudFormation
10 48 (1.13%) Azure Active Directory
10 48 (1.13%) IaaS
11 46 (1.08%) Serverless
12 45 (1.06%) GitHub
13 40 (0.94%) Amazon S3
14 39 (0.92%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 35 (0.82%) Amazon EC2
16 34 (0.80%) Dynamics 365
17 31 (0.73%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 27 (0.63%) Amazon ECS
19 24 (0.56%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 295 (6.93%) Firewall
2 251 (5.90%) DNS
3 201 (4.72%) DHCP
4 200 (4.70%) WAN
5 199 (4.67%) LAN
6 143 (3.36%) Internet
7 132 (3.10%) TCP/IP
7 132 (3.10%) VPN
8 123 (2.89%) VoIP
9 110 (2.58%) Wireless
10 83 (1.95%) Wi-Fi
11 73 (1.71%) SAN
12 71 (1.67%) Skype
13 61 (1.43%) VLAN
14 55 (1.29%) MPLS
15 40 (0.94%) Network Security
16 39 (0.92%) BGP
17 36 (0.85%) Cisco ASA
18 35 (0.82%) OSPF
19 30 (0.70%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 612 (14.38%) SQL Server
2 212 (4.98%) Relational Database
3 200 (4.70%) MySQL
4 98 (2.30%) Data Warehouse
5 96 (2.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 86 (2.02%) Power BI
6 86 (2.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 77 (1.81%) NoSQL
8 73 (1.71%) RDBMS
9 60 (1.41%) PostgreSQL
10 52 (1.22%) Oracle Database
11 51 (1.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 49 (1.15%) MongoDB
13 48 (1.13%) DB2
14 46 (1.08%) Big Data
15 44 (1.03%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 42 (0.99%) Amazon RDS
17 40 (0.94%) SQL Server 2012
18 39 (0.92%) Azure SQL Database
19 36 (0.85%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 315 (7.40%) Git (software)
2 281 (6.60%) JIRA
3 203 (4.77%) Jenkins
4 115 (2.70%) Visual Studio
5 100 (2.35%) Team Foundation Server
6 79 (1.86%) Selenium
7 64 (1.50%) Subversion
8 53 (1.25%) Visual Studio Team System
9 52 (1.22%) Bitbucket
10 51 (1.20%) TeamCity
11 49 (1.15%) Maven
12 36 (0.85%) SpecFlow
13 31 (0.73%) Cucumber
14 30 (0.70%) MSI
15 29 (0.68%) webpack
16 28 (0.66%) Gerrit
16 28 (0.66%) git-flow
16 28 (0.66%) JMeter
17 27 (0.63%) Xcode
18 25 (0.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 758 (17.81%) Finance
2 283 (6.65%) Marketing
3 272 (6.39%) Retail
4 169 (3.97%) Telecoms
5 150 (3.52%) Public Sector
6 132 (3.10%) Manufacturing
7 111 (2.61%) Banking
8 101 (2.37%) Games
9 94 (2.21%) Law
10 85 (2.00%) Electronics
11 58 (1.36%) Legal
12 54 (1.27%) Advertising
12 54 (1.27%) Billing
13 45 (1.06%) Publishing
14 43 (1.01%) Automotive
15 38 (0.89%) Back Office
16 34 (0.80%) French Language
17 27 (0.63%) Police
18 26 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
19 25 (0.59%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 1,022 (24.01%) Developer
2 549 (12.90%) Analyst
3 244 (5.73%) Consultant
4 235 (5.52%) Architect
5 213 (5.00%) Senior Developer
6 208 (4.89%) .NET Developer
7 204 (4.79%) C# Developer
8 201 (4.72%) Software Engineer
9 155 (3.64%) Software Developer
10 154 (3.62%) Project Manager
11 140 (3.29%) Java Developer
12 131 (3.08%) Support Engineer
13 127 (2.98%) Administrator
13 127 (2.98%) Support Analyst
14 124 (2.91%) C# .NET Developer
15 120 (2.82%) Junior
16 111 (2.61%) Business Analyst
17 92 (2.16%) Network Engineer
17 92 (2.16%) Service Analyst
18 86 (2.02%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 536 (12.59%) .NET
2 422 (9.91%) HTML
3 365 (8.57%) CSS
4 290 (6.81%) AngularJS
5 273 (6.41%) Web Services
6 229 (5.38%) jQuery
7 223 (5.24%) ASP.NET
8 184 (4.32%) REST
9 169 (3.97%) XML
10 153 (3.59%) HTML5
11 152 (3.57%) React
12 150 (3.52%) Node.js
13 126 (2.96%) .NET Framework
14 123 (2.89%) Spring
15 116 (2.72%) ASP.NET Web API
16 110 (2.58%) ASP.NET MVC
16 110 (2.58%) JSON
17 106 (2.49%) RESTful
18 100 (2.35%) SOAP
19 85 (2.00%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 818 (19.22%) Analytical Skills
2 258 (6.06%) Management Information System
3 225 (5.29%) User Experience
4 205 (4.82%) Data Centre
5 139 (3.27%) Virtual Team
6 128 (3.01%) Mobile App
7 118 (2.77%) Public Cloud
8 79 (1.86%) Driving Licence
8 79 (1.86%) Enterprise Software
9 74 (1.74%) Smartphone
10 60 (1.41%) Linux Command Line
10 60 (1.41%) Replication
11 57 (1.34%) Greenfield Project
12 50 (1.17%) Algorithms
12 50 (1.17%) Cloud Native
12 50 (1.17%) iPad
13 49 (1.15%) Hybrid Cloud
14 44 (1.03%) PKI
15 43 (1.01%) Clustering
16 36 (0.85%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 806 (18.93%) Windows
2 466 (10.95%) Linux
3 302 (7.09%) Windows Server
4 205 (4.82%) Windows 10
5 141 (3.31%) Android
6 133 (3.12%) Windows 7
7 130 (3.05%) Windows Server 2012
8 126 (2.96%) Apple iOS
9 125 (2.94%) Windows Server 2008
10 71 (1.67%) Unix
11 48 (1.13%) Ubuntu
11 48 (1.13%) Windows Server 2003
12 36 (0.85%) CentOS
13 32 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 30 (0.70%) Windows XP
15 20 (0.47%) SUSE
16 19 (0.45%) Windows 8
17 17 (0.40%) AIX
18 15 (0.35%) Windows 2000
19 11 (0.26%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,292 (30.35%) Agile Software Development
2 1,202 (28.24%) Problem-Solving
3 517 (12.14%) ITIL
4 487 (11.44%) Software Engineering
5 466 (10.95%) Project Management
6 414 (9.73%) Computer Science
7 407 (9.56%) DevOps
8 344 (8.08%) Scrum
9 303 (7.12%) SDLC
10 301 (7.07%) Mentoring
11 300 (7.05%) Test Automation
12 297 (6.98%) Project Delivery
13 263 (6.18%) Migration
14 261 (6.13%) MVC
15 260 (6.11%) Time Management
16 255 (5.99%) Analytics
17 253 (5.94%) Continuous Improvement
18 234 (5.50%) OO
19 228 (5.36%) TDD
20 225 (5.29%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 795 (18.68%) SQL
2 677 (15.90%) C#
3 608 (14.28%) JavaScript
4 454 (10.66%) Java
5 361 (8.48%) Python
6 229 (5.38%) PowerShell
7 193 (4.53%) C++
8 191 (4.49%) C
9 154 (3.62%) PHP
10 129 (3.03%) T-SQL
11 124 (2.91%) Ruby
12 93 (2.18%) Bash Shell
13 88 (2.07%) TypeScript
14 76 (1.79%) VB.NET
15 68 (1.60%) Kotlin
16 59 (1.39%) VB
17 55 (1.29%) Shell Script
18 51 (1.20%) Scala
19 50 (1.17%) PL/SQL
20 48 (1.13%) Go
Qualifications
1 929 (21.82%) Degree
2 230 (5.40%) Security Cleared
3 162 (3.81%) Computer Science Degree
4 149 (3.50%) Microsoft Certification
5 126 (2.96%) Cisco Certification
6 117 (2.75%) SC Cleared
7 79 (1.86%) CCNA
8 69 (1.62%) ITIL Certification
9 64 (1.50%) MCP
10 62 (1.46%) Master's Degree
11 55 (1.29%) CCNP
12 52 (1.22%) ISTQB
13 50 (1.17%) MCSE
14 49 (1.15%) MCSA
15 47 (1.10%) CISSP
16 43 (1.01%) PMI Certification
17 42 (0.99%) TOGAF Certification
18 39 (0.92%) DV Cleared
19 37 (0.87%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
20 36 (0.85%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 222 (5.21%) QA
2 216 (5.07%) SLA
3 113 (2.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 86 (2.02%) GDPR
5 55 (1.29%) PMO
6 42 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 36 (0.85%) Data Quality
8 34 (0.80%) Cyber Essentials
9 23 (0.54%) PCI DSS
10 20 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 16 (0.38%) COBIT
12 15 (0.35%) ISO 9001
13 14 (0.33%) NIST
14 13 (0.31%) HMG Security Policy Framework
15 7 (0.16%) ISO 26262
16 5 (0.12%) MiFID
17 4 (0.094%) HIPAA
17 4 (0.094%) ISO 8583
17 4 (0.094%) WAI
17 4 (0.094%) WCAG
System Software
1 427 (10.03%) Active Directory
2 230 (5.40%) Docker
3 209 (4.91%) VMware Infrastructure
4 116 (2.72%) Hyper-V
5 69 (1.62%) Virtual Machines
6 62 (1.46%) XenApp
7 54 (1.27%) Firmware
8 45 (1.06%) vSphere
9 42 (0.99%) Microsoft App-V
10 25 (0.59%) XenDesktop
11 20 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
12 19 (0.45%) VMware NSX
13 18 (0.42%) vCloud
14 16 (0.38%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
15 13 (0.31%) Virtual Servers
16 7 (0.16%) VirtualBox
16 7 (0.16%) VMware Workstation
17 6 (0.14%) NFS
18 5 (0.12%) Terminal Services
19 4 (0.094%) Xen
Systems Management
1 141 (3.31%) SCCM
2 135 (3.17%) Ansible
3 123 (2.89%) Kubernetes
4 79 (1.86%) Opscode Chef
5 74 (1.74%) Terraform
6 68 (1.60%) Puppet
7 32 (0.75%) SCOM
8 29 (0.68%) IBM BigFix
9 23 (0.54%) Microsoft Intune
10 20 (0.47%) Microsoft Clustering
11 17 (0.40%) FortiGate
11 17 (0.40%) Nagios
11 17 (0.40%) Tivoli
12 15 (0.35%) Kibana
13 14 (0.33%) HP Quality Center
13 14 (0.33%) Norton AntiVirus
14 12 (0.28%) WSUS
15 11 (0.26%) EMC NetWorker
15 11 (0.26%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
15 11 (0.26%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 1,087 (25.53%) Microsoft
2 309 (7.26%) VMware
3 256 (6.01%) Cisco
4 214 (5.03%) Oracle
5 157 (3.69%) SAP
6 156 (3.66%) Citrix
7 152 (3.57%) Salesforce.com
8 113 (2.65%) IBM
9 99 (2.33%) Google
10 86 (2.02%) HP
11 73 (1.71%) Apple
12 71 (1.67%) Dell
13 61 (1.43%) Adobe
14 58 (1.36%) ServiceNow
15 55 (1.29%) Juniper
16 41 (0.96%) EMC
17 40 (0.94%) Atlassian
18 39 (0.92%) NetApp
19 35 (0.82%) Palo Alto
20 33 (0.78%) Hyperion