Period
to 12 July 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 12 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Self-Motivation
UK
6 months to
12 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 115 100 97
Rank change year-on-year -15 -3 -5
Permanent jobs citing Self-Motivation 2,139 4,656 5,925
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.77% 3.16% 3.34%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 7.09% 8.08% 8.54%
Number of salaries quoted 1,700 3,519 4,326
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% -1.10% +10.98%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,250 £23,500
90th Percentile £80,125 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £40,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% -4.76% +12.00%

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 30,169 57,619 69,376
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.10% 39.13% 39.12%
Number of salaries quoted 23,361 43,237 53,118
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +2.04%
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,500 £28,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £87,500 £85,000
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 12 July 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 12 July 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 -8 2,004 £47,500 +5.56% 238
UK excluding London -9 1,254 £44,000 +10.00% 212
London +3 810 £60,000 +9.09% 45
South East -38 376 £45,000 +5.88% 42
North of England -18 257 £41,000 +9.33% 55
Work from Home +15 208 £51,500 +14.44% 25
Midlands -17 204 £45,500 +7.06% 43
East of England +27 199 £50,000 +17.65% 19
South West +43 155 £37,500 +10.29% 35
North West -11 152 £40,250 +23.85% 29
West Midlands -14 138 £45,750 +7.65% 31
Yorkshire +11 89 £45,000 +5.88% 21
East Midlands -22 60 £45,000 +5.88% 11
Scotland -2 36 £45,000 -6.74% 7
Wales -8 23 £25,000 -30.56% 11
North East +11 16 £40,000 -20.00% 5
Northern Ireland +20 9 £55,000 -8.33% 1

For the 6 months to 12 July 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.

1 676 (31.60%) Agile Software Development
2 563 (26.32%) Problem-Solving
3 443 (20.71%) Degree
4 441 (20.62%) Microsoft
5 409 (19.12%) SQL
6 396 (18.51%) Finance
7 370 (17.30%) Windows
8 364 (17.02%) Analytical Skills
9 351 (16.41%) JavaScript
10 294 (13.74%) Java
11 283 (13.23%) Azure
12 282 (13.18%) C#
12 282 (13.18%) HTML
13 255 (11.92%) SQL Server
14 251 (11.73%) .NET
15 236 (11.03%) Linux
16 233 (10.89%) CSS
17 230 (10.75%) DevOps
18 223 (10.43%) Active Directory
19 215 (10.05%) Project Management
20 199 (9.30%) AWS
21 193 (9.02%) Computer Science
22 191 (8.93%) Git (software)
23 189 (8.84%) ITIL
24 185 (8.65%) Scrum
25 161 (7.53%) User Experience
26 159 (7.43%) Software Engineering
27 158 (7.39%) Python
28 157 (7.34%) Windows Server
29 154 (7.20%) Continuous Improvement

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 59 (2.76%) SharePoint
2 50 (2.34%) Confluence
2 50 (2.34%) MS Exchange
3 49 (2.29%) CMS
4 37 (1.73%) WebSphere
5 26 (1.22%) Apache Spark
5 26 (1.22%) IIS
6 24 (1.12%) Apache
7 18 (0.84%) Elasticsearch
7 18 (0.84%) EPiServer
7 18 (0.84%) WordPress
8 16 (0.75%) IBM Transformation Extender
9 14 (0.65%) Skype for Business
10 13 (0.61%) Tomcat
10 13 (0.61%) Umbraco
11 10 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2010
12 8 (0.37%) MQSeries
12 8 (0.37%) Sitecore CMS
13 7 (0.33%) Apache Airflow
13 7 (0.33%) nginx
Applications
1 138 (6.45%) Microsoft Office
2 91 (4.25%) Microsoft Excel
3 46 (2.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 21 (0.98%) MS Visio
5 10 (0.47%) InVision
6 9 (0.42%) Adobe XD
6 9 (0.42%) Zeplin
7 7 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
8 6 (0.28%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 6 (0.28%) AutoCAD
8 6 (0.28%) Microsoft Project
9 4 (0.19%) Chatbot
9 4 (0.19%) LibreOffice
10 3 (0.14%) 3ds Max
10 3 (0.14%) Revit
10 3 (0.14%) Sketch
10 3 (0.14%) SOLIDWORKS
11 2 (0.094%) Adobe Illustrator
11 2 (0.094%) Photoshop
12 1 (0.047%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 35 (1.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.51%) Payment Gateway
3 9 (0.42%) Magento
3 9 (0.42%) Maximo
3 9 (0.42%) Shopify
4 7 (0.33%) Dynamics NAV
4 7 (0.33%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 6 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
5 6 (0.28%) Eloqua
5 6 (0.28%) Oracle Assets
5 6 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
5 6 (0.28%) Oracle iProcurement
5 6 (0.28%) Oracle Payables
5 6 (0.28%) SAP S/4HANA
6 5 (0.23%) Cognos TM1
6 5 (0.23%) NetSuite
6 5 (0.23%) Oracle EBS R12
6 5 (0.23%) Oracle Receivables
7 4 (0.19%) Eikon
7 4 (0.19%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 283 (13.23%) Azure
2 199 (9.30%) AWS
3 146 (6.83%) Office 365
4 80 (3.74%) SaaS
5 51 (2.38%) GCP
6 47 (2.20%) IaaS
7 45 (2.10%) Power Platform
7 45 (2.10%) Serverless
8 44 (2.06%) PaaS
9 34 (1.59%) GitHub
10 33 (1.54%) AWS Lambda
11 32 (1.50%) Dynamics 365
12 30 (1.40%) Cloud Computing
13 20 (0.94%) Amazon S3
14 19 (0.89%) npm
15 16 (0.75%) OpenShift
16 14 (0.65%) Amazon SQS
17 13 (0.61%) Amazon ECS
17 13 (0.61%) Azure Active Directory
18 12 (0.56%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 130 (6.08%) TCP/IP
2 119 (5.56%) Firewall
3 110 (5.14%) LAN
4 104 (4.86%) WAN
5 96 (4.49%) DNS
6 93 (4.35%) DHCP
7 77 (3.60%) Internet
8 56 (2.62%) SAN
9 44 (2.06%) Wireless
10 41 (1.92%) VPN
11 38 (1.78%) MPLS
12 37 (1.73%) VLAN
12 37 (1.73%) VoIP
13 31 (1.45%) Fibre Channel
14 28 (1.31%) Network Security
14 28 (1.31%) Wi-Fi
15 27 (1.26%) iSCSI
16 23 (1.08%) FTP
16 23 (1.08%) HTTP
17 20 (0.94%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 255 (11.92%) SQL Server
2 94 (4.39%) MySQL
2 94 (4.39%) NoSQL
3 74 (3.46%) Relational Database
4 54 (2.52%) MongoDB
5 52 (2.43%) PostgreSQL
6 47 (2.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 45 (2.10%) Power BI
8 42 (1.96%) Data Warehouse
9 38 (1.78%) Apache Cassandra
10 37 (1.73%) Big Data
11 34 (1.59%) RDBMS
12 32 (1.50%) Hadoop
13 29 (1.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 23 (1.08%) Redis
15 17 (0.79%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 16 (0.75%) Oracle Reports
17 14 (0.65%) CouchDB
18 13 (0.61%) GIS
19 12 (0.56%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 191 (8.93%) Git (software)
2 116 (5.42%) JIRA
3 92 (4.30%) Jenkins
4 60 (2.81%) Selenium
5 42 (1.96%) Team Foundation Server
6 37 (1.73%) Maven
6 37 (1.73%) TeamCity
7 31 (1.45%) Visual Studio
8 30 (1.40%) NUnit
9 25 (1.17%) Xcode
10 22 (1.03%) Gradle
11 21 (0.98%) Calabash
12 20 (0.94%) MSTest
13 19 (0.89%) Cucumber
13 19 (0.89%) Visual Studio Team System
14 18 (0.84%) Jasmine
14 18 (0.84%) Karma Test Runner
15 17 (0.79%) GitLab
16 16 (0.75%) Charles Proxy
17 15 (0.70%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 396 (18.51%) Finance
2 144 (6.73%) Marketing
3 114 (5.33%) Retail
4 63 (2.95%) Telecoms
5 59 (2.76%) Manufacturing
6 54 (2.52%) Legal
7 48 (2.24%) Banking
7 48 (2.24%) Games
8 47 (2.20%) Public Sector
9 36 (1.68%) Aerospace
10 32 (1.50%) Law
11 26 (1.22%) French Language
12 25 (1.17%) Local Government
13 24 (1.12%) German Language
14 23 (1.08%) Back Office
15 19 (0.89%) Electronics
16 17 (0.79%) Automotive
17 13 (0.61%) Military
18 11 (0.51%) Billing
18 11 (0.51%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 526 (24.59%) Developer
2 282 (13.18%) Analyst
3 154 (7.20%) Consultant
4 100 (4.68%) Senior Developer
5 79 (3.69%) .NET Developer
6 77 (3.60%) Java Developer
7 72 (3.37%) Support Analyst
8 69 (3.23%) Junior
9 68 (3.18%) Project Manager
10 62 (2.90%) Architect
10 62 (2.90%) IT Analyst
10 62 (2.90%) Software Developer
11 61 (2.85%) Business Analyst
12 57 (2.66%) Software Engineer
12 57 (2.66%) Support Engineer
13 54 (2.52%) IT Support
14 51 (2.38%) PHP Developer
15 47 (2.20%) Network Engineer
16 45 (2.10%) Applications Support
16 45 (2.10%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 282 (13.18%) HTML
2 251 (11.73%) .NET
3 233 (10.89%) CSS
4 150 (7.01%) AngularJS
5 124 (5.80%) jQuery
6 116 (5.42%) REST
7 103 (4.82%) HTML5
8 86 (4.02%) Web Services
9 78 (3.65%) .NET Core
9 78 (3.65%) .NET Framework
10 74 (3.46%) XML
11 73 (3.41%) React
12 61 (2.85%) RESTful
13 56 (2.62%) ASP.NET Web API
14 54 (2.52%) JSON
15 53 (2.48%) CSS3
16 52 (2.43%) ASP.NET
16 52 (2.43%) Node.js
17 44 (2.06%) Kafka
18 40 (1.87%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 364 (17.02%) Analytical Skills
2 161 (7.53%) User Experience
3 110 (5.14%) Management Information System
4 95 (4.44%) Mobile App
5 94 (4.39%) Data Centre
6 58 (2.71%) Enterprise Software
7 43 (2.01%) Driving Licence
8 38 (1.78%) Data Structures
9 36 (1.68%) Algorithms
10 31 (1.45%) Greenfield Project
10 31 (1.45%) Tandem
11 26 (1.22%) Mainframe
11 26 (1.22%) Public Cloud
11 26 (1.22%) Virtual Team
12 19 (0.89%) Smartphone
13 18 (0.84%) iPad
14 17 (0.79%) Cloud Native
14 17 (0.79%) Marketing Technology
14 17 (0.79%) NHS
15 16 (0.75%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 370 (17.30%) Windows
2 236 (11.03%) Linux
3 157 (7.34%) Windows Server
4 68 (3.18%) Windows 10
5 67 (3.13%) Windows Server 2016
6 66 (3.09%) Android
7 63 (2.95%) Unix
8 60 (2.81%) Apple iOS
9 59 (2.76%) Windows 7
10 56 (2.62%) Windows Server 2012
11 44 (2.06%) Windows Server 2008
12 30 (1.40%) Windows Server 2019
13 25 (1.17%) AIX
14 19 (0.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 18 (0.84%) Solaris
16 17 (0.79%) CentOS
17 15 (0.70%) Oracle Linux
18 14 (0.65%) Ubuntu
18 14 (0.65%) Windows 2000
19 7 (0.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 676 (31.60%) Agile Software Development
2 563 (26.32%) Problem-Solving
3 230 (10.75%) DevOps
4 215 (10.05%) Project Management
5 193 (9.02%) Computer Science
6 189 (8.84%) ITIL
7 185 (8.65%) Scrum
8 159 (7.43%) Software Engineering
9 154 (7.20%) Continuous Improvement
10 153 (7.15%) Test Automation
11 147 (6.87%) TDD
12 135 (6.31%) Project Delivery
13 123 (5.75%) Microservices
14 122 (5.70%) Analytics
15 121 (5.66%) Mentoring
16 120 (5.61%) SDLC
17 113 (5.28%) Cybersecurity
18 112 (5.24%) Decision-Making
19 111 (5.19%) Migration
20 110 (5.14%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 409 (19.12%) SQL
2 351 (16.41%) JavaScript
3 294 (13.74%) Java
4 282 (13.18%) C#
5 158 (7.39%) Python
6 143 (6.69%) PHP
7 95 (4.44%) C
8 87 (4.07%) PowerShell
9 65 (3.04%) C++
10 63 (2.95%) TypeScript
11 59 (2.76%) Java 8
12 48 (2.24%) Scala
13 45 (2.10%) T-SQL
14 37 (1.73%) Bash Shell
15 26 (1.22%) VB
16 24 (1.12%) Kotlin
17 23 (1.08%) Ruby
18 22 (1.03%) Apple Swift
18 22 (1.03%) PL/SQL
19 21 (0.98%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 443 (20.71%) Degree
2 86 (4.02%) Computer Science Degree
3 79 (3.69%) Security Cleared
4 70 (3.27%) Cisco Certification
5 63 (2.95%) CCNA
6 59 (2.76%) Microsoft Certification
7 51 (2.38%) SC Cleared
8 36 (1.68%) ITIL Certification
9 32 (1.50%) CCNP
10 27 (1.26%) MCSA
11 26 (1.22%) CISSP
12 22 (1.03%) MCSE
13 21 (0.98%) CISM
13 21 (0.98%) PMI Certification
14 20 (0.94%) DV Cleared
14 20 (0.94%) PMP
14 20 (0.94%) Server+ Certification
15 19 (0.89%) Master's Degree
15 19 (0.89%) MBA
16 18 (0.84%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 131 (6.12%) QA
2 76 (3.55%) SLA
3 55 (2.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 35 (1.64%) GDPR
5 19 (0.89%) NCSC
6 18 (0.84%) PCI DSS
7 15 (0.70%) Data Quality
7 15 (0.70%) ISO 9001
8 14 (0.65%) Cyber Essentials
9 11 (0.51%) PMO
10 7 (0.33%) NIST
11 6 (0.28%) ISO 26262
12 5 (0.23%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 5 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 19770
13 4 (0.19%) COBIT
13 4 (0.19%) Def Stans
13 4 (0.19%) HAZOP
13 4 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 3 (0.14%) GxP
15 2 (0.094%) Basel II
System Software
1 223 (10.43%) Active Directory
2 117 (5.47%) Docker
3 65 (3.04%) VMware Infrastructure
4 52 (2.43%) Hyper-V
5 20 (0.94%) vSphere
6 19 (0.89%) XenApp
7 18 (0.84%) Virtual Machines
8 15 (0.70%) Firmware
9 12 (0.56%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 8 (0.37%) XenDesktop
11 5 (0.23%) VirtualBox
11 5 (0.23%) VMware NSX
12 4 (0.19%) ACF2
12 4 (0.19%) KVM
12 4 (0.19%) RACF
12 4 (0.19%) Varnish
13 3 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
13 3 (0.14%) VMware Workstation
14 2 (0.094%) Virtual Servers
15 1 (0.047%) iptables
Systems Management
1 81 (3.79%) Kubernetes
2 56 (2.62%) Ansible
3 54 (2.52%) Terraform
4 53 (2.48%) SCCM
5 39 (1.82%) Puppet
6 30 (1.40%) Opscode Chef
7 21 (0.98%) Tivoli
8 16 (0.75%) FortiGate
9 9 (0.42%) Cisco CUCM
9 9 (0.42%) Microsoft Intune
9 9 (0.42%) vRealize
10 8 (0.37%) Marathon
10 8 (0.37%) Mesos
10 8 (0.37%) WSUS
11 7 (0.33%) Backup Exec
11 7 (0.33%) Rancher
11 7 (0.33%) SCOM
12 6 (0.28%) Kibana
12 6 (0.28%) Prometheus
12 6 (0.28%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 441 (20.62%) Microsoft
2 150 (7.01%) VMware
3 123 (5.75%) Cisco
4 112 (5.24%) Oracle
5 91 (4.25%) Citrix
6 65 (3.04%) IBM
7 62 (2.90%) HP
8 55 (2.57%) Juniper
9 54 (2.52%) Salesforce.com
10 53 (2.48%) Google
11 45 (2.10%) Adobe
12 29 (1.36%) ServiceNow
13 25 (1.17%) SAP
14 23 (1.08%) Dell
14 23 (1.08%) Red Hat
15 19 (0.89%) Apple
15 19 (0.89%) Tableau
16 18 (0.84%) CheckPoint
16 18 (0.84%) Pardot
16 18 (0.84%) SonicWALL