Period
to 28 October 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 28 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Self-Motivation
UK
6 months to
28 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 89 129 107
Rank change year-on-year +40 -22 -10
Permanent jobs citing Self-Motivation 4,451 1,223 4,201
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 3.50% 2.46% 3.07%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 8.63% 7.01% 8.69%
Number of salaries quoted 2,476 931 3,062
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
25th Percentile £35,000 £35,428 £33,063
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £49,556 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +0.90% +10.12% -
75th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £61,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £43,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% -1.16% +7.50%

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 51,601 17,450 48,330
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.59% 35.16% 35.27%
Number of salaries quoted 30,872 14,405 37,216
10th Percentile £32,500 £33,500 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £37,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £57,500 £54,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.35% +5.50% +3.81%
75th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £73,750
90th Percentile £98,750 £100,000 £91,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +4.17% +6.67% -

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 28 October 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 28 October 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 +36 3,813 £50,000 - 865
UK excluding London +46 2,553 £45,000 +5.88% 655
London +25 1,405 £65,000 - 253
Work from Home +55 1,020 £50,000 -4.76% 159
South East +44 850 £50,000 +17.65% 164
North of England +33 551 £42,500 - 174
Midlands +28 491 £40,500 +1.25% 135
West Midlands +34 357 £38,750 -5.49% 84
North West +23 271 £42,500 - 95
Yorkshire +22 236 £45,000 +2.86% 62
East of England -11 231 £35,000 -22.22% 69
South West +28 214 £43,500 -12.37% 66
East Midlands -2 123 £42,500 +6.25% 50
Scotland -7 106 £47,500 +41.12% 22
Wales -5 72 £28,000 -17.04% 22
Northern Ireland -2 47 £40,000 +31.15% 4
North East -2 44 £29,500 -37.89% 18

For the 6 months to 28 October 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 2,338 (52.53%) Social Skills
2 1,475 (33.14%) Agile Software Development
3 1,257 (28.24%) Problem-Solving
4 1,035 (23.25%) Finance
5 1,010 (22.69%) Degree
6 986 (22.15%) Microsoft
7 823 (18.49%) Azure
8 821 (18.45%) JavaScript
9 768 (17.25%) Analytical Skills
10 692 (15.55%) AWS
11 668 (15.01%) SQL
12 649 (14.58%) DevOps
13 639 (14.36%) Java
14 615 (13.82%) Computer Science
15 591 (13.28%) Python
16 586 (13.17%) Software Engineering
17 575 (12.92%) C#
18 541 (12.15%) CSS
19 513 (11.53%) Git (software)
20 510 (11.46%) React
21 506 (11.37%) HTML
22 501 (11.26%) Scrum
23 496 (11.14%) Windows
24 466 (10.47%) Retail
25 455 (10.22%) .NET
26 447 (10.04%) Project Management
27 442 (9.93%) Linux
28 439 (9.86%) Mentoring
29 424 (9.53%) User Experience
30 421 (9.46%) Docker

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
1 125 (2.81%) SharePoint
2 107 (2.40%) Apache
2 107 (2.40%) CMS
3 101 (2.27%) Apache Spark
4 95 (2.13%) Confluence
5 93 (2.09%) Elasticsearch
6 88 (1.98%) MS Exchange
7 75 (1.69%) GemFire
8 60 (1.35%) WordPress
9 34 (0.76%) IIS
10 33 (0.74%) Tomcat
10 33 (0.74%) Umbraco
11 31 (0.70%) Cloud Foundry
12 30 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2013
13 28 (0.63%) Documentum
14 23 (0.52%) SAS
15 22 (0.49%) Sitecore CMS
16 21 (0.47%) Apache Airflow
16 21 (0.47%) nginx
17 20 (0.45%) EPiServer
Applications
1 368 (8.27%) Microsoft Office
2 240 (5.39%) Microsoft Excel
3 90 (2.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 51 (1.15%) MS Visio
5 33 (0.74%) Figma
6 32 (0.72%) Adobe XD
7 30 (0.67%) Sketch
8 27 (0.61%) Microsoft Project
9 21 (0.47%) InVision
10 19 (0.43%) Photoshop
11 12 (0.27%) Adobe Illustrator
12 11 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
13 10 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 10 (0.22%) Simulink
14 8 (0.18%) Windchill
15 7 (0.16%) AutoCAD
16 6 (0.13%) InDesign
16 6 (0.13%) Marvel
17 3 (0.067%) Acrobat
17 3 (0.067%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 48 (1.08%) Oracle EBS
2 47 (1.06%) Payment Gateway
3 44 (0.99%) Oracle ERP
4 42 (0.94%) Oracle Applications
5 33 (0.74%) Maximo
6 32 (0.72%) NetSuite
6 32 (0.72%) Oracle EBS R12
7 30 (0.67%) Oracle 11i
8 24 (0.54%) SAP S/4HANA
9 23 (0.52%) Magento
10 20 (0.45%) TrackWise
11 18 (0.40%) Oracle Payables
11 18 (0.40%) Oracle Receivables
12 17 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
13 14 (0.31%) MetaTrader
14 13 (0.29%) SAP MDG
15 12 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
16 9 (0.20%) Shopify
17 6 (0.13%) SAP VC
17 6 (0.13%) Sprinklr
Cloud Services
1 823 (18.49%) Azure
2 692 (15.55%) AWS
3 373 (8.38%) Microsoft 365
4 247 (5.55%) SaaS
5 225 (5.06%) GitHub
6 166 (3.73%) GCP
7 147 (3.30%) Serverless
8 98 (2.20%) Power Platform
9 90 (2.02%) Azure Active Directory
10 89 (2.00%) PaaS
11 84 (1.89%) Cloud Computing
12 76 (1.71%) Amazon S3
13 66 (1.48%) OpenShift
14 61 (1.37%) AWS Lambda
15 60 (1.35%) IaaS
16 59 (1.33%) Dynamics 365
17 56 (1.26%) AWS CloudFormation
18 51 (1.15%) GitHub Actions
19 44 (0.99%) Amazon EC2
20 39 (0.88%) Amazon ECS
Communications & Networking
1 228 (5.12%) Firewall
2 152 (3.41%) DNS
3 128 (2.88%) TCP/IP
4 112 (2.52%) VPN
5 104 (2.34%) DHCP
6 89 (2.00%) Internet
7 83 (1.86%) WAN
8 82 (1.84%) LAN
9 77 (1.73%) Broadband
10 76 (1.71%) Wi-Fi
11 64 (1.44%) Wireless
12 51 (1.15%) VLAN
12 51 (1.15%) VoIP
13 45 (1.01%) SAN
14 32 (0.72%) Network Security
15 31 (0.70%) MPLS
16 30 (0.67%) HTTP
17 27 (0.61%) Wireshark
18 25 (0.56%) Modbus
19 24 (0.54%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 358 (8.04%) SQL Server
2 268 (6.02%) PostgreSQL
3 211 (4.74%) NoSQL
4 205 (4.61%) MongoDB
5 178 (4.00%) MySQL
6 176 (3.95%) Big Data
7 119 (2.67%) Relational Database
8 113 (2.54%) Redis
9 101 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
10 90 (2.02%) Power BI
11 74 (1.66%) Tableau
12 70 (1.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 65 (1.46%) Apache Cassandra
14 60 (1.35%) MariaDB
15 57 (1.28%) Hadoop
15 57 (1.28%) Oracle Database
16 54 (1.21%) HBase
17 47 (1.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 46 (1.03%) Amazon RDS
19 36 (0.81%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 513 (11.53%) Git (software)
2 265 (5.95%) JIRA
3 242 (5.44%) Jenkins
4 113 (2.54%) Cucumber
5 103 (2.31%) Selenium
6 97 (2.18%) Cypress.io
7 91 (2.04%) Gradle
8 89 (2.00%) JUnit
8 89 (2.00%) Visual Studio
9 84 (1.89%) Sonatype Nexus
10 77 (1.73%) Eclipse
11 74 (1.66%) Protractor
12 63 (1.42%) IntelliJ
13 60 (1.35%) Storybook
14 54 (1.21%) Mockito
15 49 (1.10%) Team Foundation Server
16 45 (1.01%) Bitbucket
16 45 (1.01%) Subversion
17 43 (0.97%) SonarQube
18 40 (0.90%) PHPUnit
General
1 2,338 (52.53%) Social Skills
2 1,035 (23.25%) Finance
3 768 (17.25%) Analytical Skills
4 466 (10.47%) Retail
5 358 (8.04%) Organisational Skills
6 284 (6.38%) Marketing
7 239 (5.37%) Presentation Skills
8 223 (5.01%) Law
9 207 (4.65%) Games
10 202 (4.54%) Inclusion and Diversity
11 198 (4.45%) Banking
12 184 (4.13%) Telecoms
13 181 (4.07%) Legal
14 147 (3.30%) Public Sector
15 146 (3.28%) Manufacturing
16 130 (2.92%) Influencing Skills
17 114 (2.56%) Pharmaceutical
18 90 (2.02%) Billing
19 68 (1.53%) Electronics
20 64 (1.44%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 973 (21.86%) Developer
2 493 (11.08%) Analyst
3 318 (7.14%) Consultant
4 300 (6.74%) Software Engineer
5 228 (5.12%) Software Developer
6 150 (3.37%) Architect
7 145 (3.26%) Business Analyst
8 142 (3.19%) Java Developer
9 136 (3.06%) Senior Software Engineer
10 132 (2.97%) Support Engineer
11 119 (2.67%) Project Manager
12 114 (2.56%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 114 (2.56%) Full Stack Developer
13 113 (2.54%) Senior Developer
14 105 (2.36%) IT Support
15 101 (2.27%) Junior
16 90 (2.02%) Designer
17 88 (1.98%) Network Engineer
17 88 (1.98%) Technical Consultant
18 85 (1.91%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 541 (12.15%) CSS
2 510 (11.46%) React
3 506 (11.37%) HTML
4 455 (10.22%) .NET
5 400 (8.99%) Node.js
6 362 (8.13%) REST
7 338 (7.59%) AngularJS
8 244 (5.48%) Spring
9 233 (5.23%) Web Services
10 227 (5.10%) Kafka
11 202 (4.54%) RESTful
12 182 (4.09%) jQuery
13 149 (3.35%) Spring Boot
14 148 (3.33%) XML
15 144 (3.24%) JSON
16 125 (2.81%) GraphQL
17 118 (2.65%) .NET Core
18 115 (2.58%) ASP.NET
19 113 (2.54%) RabbitMQ
20 102 (2.29%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 424 (9.53%) User Experience
2 332 (7.46%) Management Information System
3 180 (4.04%) Virtual Team
4 159 (3.57%) Algorithms
5 139 (3.12%) Data Centre
6 125 (2.81%) Data Structures
7 122 (2.74%) Cloud Native
7 122 (2.74%) Mobile App
8 107 (2.40%) Driving Licence
9 97 (2.18%) Client/Server
10 88 (1.98%) Linux Command Line
11 85 (1.91%) Life Science
12 84 (1.89%) Social Media
13 82 (1.84%) Public Cloud
14 80 (1.80%) Enterprise Software
15 73 (1.64%) Legacy Code
16 62 (1.39%) EPoS
17 55 (1.24%) Renewable Energy
18 49 (1.10%) Greenfield Project
19 39 (0.88%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 496 (11.14%) Windows
2 442 (9.93%) Linux
3 211 (4.74%) Windows Server
4 156 (3.50%) Unix
5 100 (2.25%) Android
6 85 (1.91%) Windows 10
7 78 (1.75%) Apple iOS
8 65 (1.46%) Windows Server 2016
9 64 (1.44%) Windows Server 2019
10 62 (1.39%) Windows Server 2012
11 35 (0.79%) Ubuntu
12 33 (0.74%) Embedded Linux
13 25 (0.56%) zOS
14 13 (0.29%) Windows 7
15 12 (0.27%) Windows Server 2003
16 11 (0.25%) Mac OS X
17 8 (0.18%) Mac OS
17 8 (0.18%) Windows Server 2008
18 7 (0.16%) Solaris
19 6 (0.13%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,475 (33.14%) Agile Software Development
2 1,257 (28.24%) Problem-Solving
3 649 (14.58%) DevOps
4 615 (13.82%) Computer Science
5 586 (13.17%) Software Engineering
6 501 (11.26%) Scrum
7 447 (10.04%) Project Management
8 439 (9.86%) Mentoring
9 415 (9.32%) Service Delivery
10 407 (9.14%) Microservices
11 397 (8.92%) TDD
12 384 (8.63%) Time Management
13 373 (8.38%) Test Automation
14 363 (8.16%) Line Management
15 336 (7.55%) Full Stack Development
16 306 (6.87%) Information Security
17 271 (6.09%) Project Delivery
18 267 (6.00%) Stakeholder Management
19 254 (5.71%) SDLC
20 249 (5.59%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 821 (18.45%) JavaScript
2 668 (15.01%) SQL
3 639 (14.36%) Java
4 591 (13.28%) Python
5 575 (12.92%) C#
6 343 (7.71%) C
7 252 (5.66%) TypeScript
8 222 (4.99%) C++
9 158 (3.55%) Go
10 148 (3.33%) PowerShell
11 135 (3.03%) PHP
12 121 (2.72%) Shell Script
13 99 (2.22%) T-SQL
14 97 (2.18%) Bash Shell
15 77 (1.73%) Java 8
16 67 (1.51%) Perl
17 66 (1.48%) Groovy
18 52 (1.17%) Ruby
19 50 (1.12%) ES6
20 36 (0.81%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 1,010 (22.69%) Degree
2 212 (4.76%) Computer Science Degree
3 186 (4.18%) Security Cleared
4 95 (2.13%) Oracle Certification
5 92 (2.07%) Cisco Certification
6 72 (1.62%) HND
7 70 (1.57%) SC Cleared
8 65 (1.46%) OCP
9 61 (1.37%) CCNA
10 49 (1.10%) Master's Degree
11 44 (0.99%) Microsoft Certification
12 43 (0.97%) CCNP
13 38 (0.85%) Numerate Degree
14 33 (0.74%) CISSP
15 30 (0.67%) ITIL Certification
15 30 (0.67%) PMI Certification
16 28 (0.63%) ISTQB
17 26 (0.58%) AWS Certification
18 25 (0.56%) CISM
19 24 (0.54%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 297 (6.67%) QA
2 293 (6.58%) SLA
3 100 (2.25%) Accessibility
4 84 (1.89%) GDPR
5 83 (1.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 48 (1.08%) Data Quality
7 47 (1.06%) Cyber Essentials
8 38 (0.85%) NIST
9 37 (0.83%) PMO
10 28 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 23 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 21 (0.47%) MISRA
13 19 (0.43%) CDISC
14 18 (0.40%) ECSS
14 18 (0.40%) MISRA C
15 15 (0.34%) GRC
15 15 (0.34%) PCI DSS
16 14 (0.31%) 21 CFR Part 11
17 13 (0.29%) WCAG
18 12 (0.27%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 421 (9.46%) Docker
2 308 (6.92%) Active Directory
3 126 (2.83%) VMware Infrastructure
4 61 (1.37%) Firmware
4 61 (1.37%) Virtual Machines
5 54 (1.21%) HDFS
6 44 (0.99%) Hyper-V
7 25 (0.56%) XenDesktop
8 22 (0.49%) XenApp
9 19 (0.43%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 14 (0.31%) Virtual Servers
11 12 (0.27%) vSphere
12 11 (0.25%) etcd
13 8 (0.18%) VMware NSX
14 5 (0.11%) Ceph
14 5 (0.11%) ISA Server
15 4 (0.090%) VMware ESXi
16 3 (0.067%) Snort
17 2 (0.045%) NFS
17 2 (0.045%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 267 (6.00%) Kubernetes
2 172 (3.86%) Ansible
3 136 (3.06%) Terraform
4 84 (1.89%) Microsoft Intune
5 55 (1.24%) Opscode Chef
6 50 (1.12%) Single Sign-On
7 45 (1.01%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 33 (0.74%) Grafana
9 29 (0.65%) SCCM
10 24 (0.54%) Kibana
11 21 (0.47%) FortiGate
12 16 (0.36%) Amdocs OSS
12 16 (0.36%) HP Quality Center
12 16 (0.36%) Prometheus
12 16 (0.36%) Puppet
13 15 (0.34%) HP ALM
14 13 (0.29%) NetBackup
15 11 (0.25%) Consul
15 11 (0.25%) Host Intrusion Detection System
16 10 (0.22%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 986 (22.15%) Microsoft
2 297 (6.67%) Oracle
3 194 (4.36%) Google
4 184 (4.13%) VMware
5 173 (3.89%) Cisco
6 134 (3.01%) Adobe
7 132 (2.97%) SAP
8 86 (1.93%) Salesforce.com
9 77 (1.73%) Citrix
10 74 (1.66%) ServiceNow
11 70 (1.57%) Apple
12 68 (1.53%) Okta
13 63 (1.42%) HP
14 62 (1.39%) EMC
14 62 (1.39%) IBM
15 61 (1.37%) Red Hat
16 40 (0.90%) JD Edwards
16 40 (0.90%) Xamarin
17 36 (0.81%) Dell
17 36 (0.81%) Meraki