Period
to 25 November 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 25 November 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Self-Motivation
UK
6 months to
25 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 126 95 95
Rank change year-on-year -31 0 +13
Permanent jobs citing Self-Motivation 1,378 4,198 5,241
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.51% 3.11% 3.28%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.65% 7.99% 8.27%
Number of salaries quoted 1,243 3,152 3,912
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £24,025
90th Percentile £85,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £44,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -3.41% +10.00% -

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 20,724 52,546 63,372
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 37.81% 38.95% 39.64%
Number of salaries quoted 16,877 39,922 48,700
Median annual salary £57,500 £53,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.49% +0.95% +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £29,750 £28,852
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +7.78% - +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 25 November 2020.

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 25 November 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 -24 1,268 £50,000 +11.11% 447
UK excluding London -31 831 £42,500 -3.41% 387
London -31 477 £65,000 +18.18% 84
South East -39 238 £43,000 -4.44% 83
North of England -14 194 £42,000 +5.00% 113
Work from Home -17 193 £55,000 +10.00% 62
Midlands -3 169 £41,000 -8.89% 68
West Midlands -2 112 £41,697 -7.34% 41
East of England +11 92 £47,500 - 45
North West -16 92 £41,000 +8.79% 57
Yorkshire -4 85 £42,000 +5.00% 40
South West +5 84 £45,000 +21.62% 53
East Midlands +14 53 £40,000 -13.04% 27
Scotland -10 28 £32,500 -31.72% 16
Wales -1 19 £37,500 -6.25% 9
North East +17 17 £46,250 +23.33% 16
Northern Ireland +9 6 £37,500 -37.50% 1
Isle of Man - 3 £17,000 -

For the 6 months to 25 November 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.

1 400 (29.03%) Agile Software Development
2 330 (23.95%) Microsoft
3 322 (23.37%) Problem-Solving
4 278 (20.17%) Finance
5 268 (19.45%) SQL
6 267 (19.38%) Degree
7 243 (17.63%) Windows
8 236 (17.13%) Analytical Skills
9 225 (16.33%) JavaScript
10 221 (16.04%) C#
11 219 (15.89%) Azure
12 180 (13.06%) Java
12 180 (13.06%) .NET
13 161 (11.68%) SQL Server
13 161 (11.68%) Linux
14 152 (11.03%) Project Management
15 140 (10.16%) HTML
16 137 (9.94%) DevOps
17 134 (9.72%) Microsoft Office
18 130 (9.43%) ITIL
18 130 (9.43%) Active Directory
19 123 (8.93%) Office 365
20 116 (8.42%) AWS
21 115 (8.35%) CSS
22 113 (8.20%) Python
23 111 (8.06%) Scrum
23 111 (8.06%) Git (software)
24 104 (7.55%) Analytics
24 104 (7.55%) Mentoring
25 101 (7.33%) 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 40 (2.90%) CMS
2 36 (2.61%) SharePoint
3 30 (2.18%) Confluence
4 24 (1.74%) Apache Spark
5 23 (1.67%) Apache
6 22 (1.60%) Elasticsearch
6 22 (1.60%) WebSphere
7 21 (1.52%) MS Exchange
8 17 (1.23%) IIS
8 17 (1.23%) Sitecore CMS
9 14 (1.02%) EPiServer
10 13 (0.94%) nginx
10 13 (0.94%) Skype for Business
11 11 (0.80%) Headless CMS
11 11 (0.80%) IBM Transformation Extender
11 11 (0.80%) Umbraco
12 10 (0.73%) WordPress
13 9 (0.65%) Tomcat
14 8 (0.58%) IBM Domino
15 7 (0.51%) Kentico
Applications
1 134 (9.72%) Microsoft Office
2 74 (5.37%) Microsoft Excel
3 31 (2.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 18 (1.31%) MS Visio
5 11 (0.80%) Figma
5 11 (0.80%) Sketch
6 10 (0.73%) InVision
7 8 (0.58%) Microsoft Project
8 4 (0.29%) OrCAD
9 3 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
9 3 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
10 2 (0.15%) Adobe After Effects
10 2 (0.15%) Chatbot
10 2 (0.15%) Maya
10 2 (0.15%) Photoshop
11 1 (0.073%) 3ds Max
11 1 (0.073%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 1 (0.073%) Adobe XD
11 1 (0.073%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.073%) Mathcad
Business Applications
1 21 (1.52%) Dynamics AX
2 15 (1.09%) Dynamics CRM
3 14 (1.02%) SAP S/4HANA
4 8 (0.58%) Maximo
5 5 (0.36%) BigMachines
5 5 (0.36%) Shopify
5 5 (0.36%) TRIRIGA
6 4 (0.29%) Eikon
6 4 (0.29%) OpenCart
6 4 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
6 4 (0.29%) SAP CO
6 4 (0.29%) SAP FI
6 4 (0.29%) SAP FI/CO
6 4 (0.29%) SAP SD
7 3 (0.22%) Sage 200
8 2 (0.15%) Endur
8 2 (0.15%) Oracle Assets
8 2 (0.15%) Oracle Payables
8 2 (0.15%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 2 (0.15%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 219 (15.89%) Azure
2 123 (8.93%) Office 365
3 116 (8.42%) AWS
4 74 (5.37%) SaaS
5 39 (2.83%) Power Platform
6 38 (2.76%) Serverless
7 35 (2.54%) Dynamics 365
7 35 (2.54%) GCP
8 32 (2.32%) AWS Lambda
9 31 (2.25%) PaaS
10 30 (2.18%) Azure Active Directory
11 23 (1.67%) IaaS
12 18 (1.31%) GitHub
13 15 (1.09%) Amazon ECS
14 12 (0.87%) Amazon EC2
15 11 (0.80%) Amazon EKS
15 11 (0.80%) npm
16 9 (0.65%) Amazon S3
16 9 (0.65%) Power Automate
16 9 (0.65%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 73 (5.30%) TCP/IP
2 63 (4.57%) DNS
3 61 (4.43%) Firewall
4 56 (4.06%) WAN
5 55 (3.99%) LAN
6 54 (3.92%) SAN
7 53 (3.85%) DHCP
8 32 (2.32%) Network Security
8 32 (2.32%) VPN
9 31 (2.25%) Internet
10 28 (2.03%) Fibre Channel
11 26 (1.89%) iSCSI
12 18 (1.31%) Wi-Fi
13 17 (1.23%) Skype
14 16 (1.16%) Wireless
15 15 (1.09%) HTTP
16 14 (1.02%) Cisco IOS
16 14 (1.02%) FTP
16 14 (1.02%) VLAN
16 14 (1.02%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 161 (11.68%) SQL Server
2 76 (5.52%) MySQL
3 55 (3.99%) NoSQL
4 52 (3.77%) Big Data
5 50 (3.63%) MongoDB
6 39 (2.83%) Relational Database
7 36 (2.61%) Power BI
8 33 (2.39%) Apache Cassandra
9 30 (2.18%) Hadoop
10 25 (1.81%) Data Warehouse
11 22 (1.60%) PostgreSQL
12 21 (1.52%) DB2
13 20 (1.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 19 (1.38%) SQL Server 2014
15 16 (1.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 15 (1.09%) Blockchain
17 14 (1.02%) SQL Server 2008
18 13 (0.94%) BigQuery
18 13 (0.94%) BusinessObjects
18 13 (0.94%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 111 (8.06%) Git (software)
2 68 (4.93%) JIRA
3 59 (4.28%) Jenkins
4 27 (1.96%) Visual Studio
5 24 (1.74%) GitLab
6 22 (1.60%) Selenium
6 22 (1.60%) TeamCity
7 21 (1.52%) Maven
8 17 (1.23%) CircleCI
9 15 (1.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 15 (1.09%) Gradle
10 14 (1.02%) webpack
11 12 (0.87%) Travis CI
12 11 (0.80%) Oracle Forms
12 11 (0.80%) Team Foundation Server
12 11 (0.80%) Visual Studio Team System
13 10 (0.73%) Bitbucket
13 10 (0.73%) Grunt
13 10 (0.73%) Postman
14 9 (0.65%) Subversion
General
1 278 (20.17%) Finance
2 75 (5.44%) Marketing
3 69 (5.01%) Retail
4 54 (3.92%) Telecoms
5 37 (2.69%) Games
6 35 (2.54%) Manufacturing
7 30 (2.18%) Public Sector
8 25 (1.81%) Legal
9 23 (1.67%) Electronics
10 16 (1.16%) Banking
11 15 (1.09%) Billing
12 12 (0.87%) Aerospace
12 12 (0.87%) Law
13 11 (0.80%) Automotive
13 11 (0.80%) German Language
13 11 (0.80%) Pharmaceutical
14 8 (0.58%) Back Office
15 7 (0.51%) Financial Institution
15 7 (0.51%) Front Office
15 7 (0.51%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 385 (27.94%) Developer
2 159 (11.54%) Analyst
3 86 (6.24%) Consultant
4 78 (5.66%) .NET Developer
5 69 (5.01%) C# Developer
6 61 (4.43%) Java Developer
7 58 (4.21%) Software Developer
8 56 (4.06%) IT Analyst
9 54 (3.92%) Senior Developer
10 53 (3.85%) Architect
11 43 (3.12%) Administrator
12 40 (2.90%) IT Support
13 37 (2.69%) Support Engineer
14 35 (2.54%) DevOps Engineer
14 35 (2.54%) Software Engineer
15 34 (2.47%) Junior
16 33 (2.39%) C# .NET Developer
17 31 (2.25%) IT Engineer
18 30 (2.18%) Business Analyst
19 28 (2.03%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 180 (13.06%) .NET
2 140 (10.16%) HTML
3 115 (8.35%) CSS
4 67 (4.86%) ASP.NET
5 65 (4.72%) React
6 61 (4.43%) AngularJS
7 59 (4.28%) REST
8 56 (4.06%) .NET Core
9 54 (3.92%) jQuery
10 52 (3.77%) Web Services
11 51 (3.70%) ASP.NET Web API
12 49 (3.56%) Node.js
13 47 (3.41%) JSON
14 46 (3.34%) .NET Framework
14 46 (3.34%) HTML5
15 37 (2.69%) Spring
16 34 (2.47%) RESTful
17 33 (2.39%) Kafka
18 32 (2.32%) WinForms
19 29 (2.10%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 236 (17.13%) Analytical Skills
2 86 (6.24%) Management Information System
3 63 (4.57%) User Experience
4 57 (4.14%) Data Centre
5 29 (2.10%) Driving Licence
5 29 (2.10%) Mobile App
6 25 (1.81%) Cloud Native
7 23 (1.67%) Algorithms
8 20 (1.45%) e-Learning
8 20 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
9 16 (1.16%) Hedge funds
9 16 (1.16%) Virtual Team
10 15 (1.09%) NHS
11 12 (0.87%) Bitcoin
11 12 (0.87%) Cyberthreat
11 12 (0.87%) Hybrid Cloud
11 12 (0.87%) Public Cloud
12 11 (0.80%) Replication
13 10 (0.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 10 (0.73%) Mobile Games
Operating Systems
1 243 (17.63%) Windows
2 161 (11.68%) Linux
3 97 (7.04%) Windows Server
4 62 (4.50%) Windows 10
5 40 (2.90%) Android
6 39 (2.83%) Unix
7 38 (2.76%) Windows Server 2008
8 33 (2.39%) Windows Server 2012
9 30 (2.18%) Apple iOS
9 30 (2.18%) Windows Server 2016
10 25 (1.81%) Windows 7
11 20 (1.45%) Windows Server 2019
12 19 (1.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 12 (0.87%) AIX
14 11 (0.80%) CentOS
15 10 (0.73%) Oracle Linux
15 10 (0.73%) Solaris
16 5 (0.36%) Debian
16 5 (0.36%) Mac OS X
16 5 (0.36%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 400 (29.03%) Agile Software Development
2 322 (23.37%) Problem-Solving
3 152 (11.03%) Project Management
4 137 (9.94%) DevOps
5 130 (9.43%) ITIL
6 111 (8.06%) Scrum
7 104 (7.55%) Analytics
7 104 (7.55%) Mentoring
8 100 (7.26%) Computer Science
9 99 (7.18%) Time Management
10 88 (6.39%) SDLC
11 86 (6.24%) TDD
12 81 (5.88%) CRM
13 79 (5.73%) Business Intelligence
13 79 (5.73%) Decision-Making
14 76 (5.52%) Change Management
14 76 (5.52%) Software Engineering
15 75 (5.44%) Microservices
16 74 (5.37%) Continuous Improvement
17 71 (5.15%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 268 (19.45%) SQL
2 225 (16.33%) JavaScript
3 221 (16.04%) C#
4 180 (13.06%) Java
5 113 (8.20%) Python
6 64 (4.64%) PHP
7 54 (3.92%) PowerShell
8 47 (3.41%) C++
8 47 (3.41%) Java 8
9 42 (3.05%) C
10 36 (2.61%) Bash Shell
11 30 (2.18%) TypeScript
12 28 (2.03%) VB
13 25 (1.81%) Scala
13 25 (1.81%) T-SQL
13 25 (1.81%) VB.NET
14 21 (1.52%) Shell Script
15 18 (1.31%) R
16 15 (1.09%) Objective-C
16 15 (1.09%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 267 (19.38%) Degree
2 85 (6.17%) Security Cleared
3 66 (4.79%) Computer Science Degree
3 66 (4.79%) Microsoft Certification
4 44 (3.19%) MCSA
5 41 (2.98%) SC Cleared
6 34 (2.47%) Cisco Certification
7 27 (1.96%) MCSE
8 26 (1.89%) DV Cleared
9 25 (1.81%) Server+ Certification
10 24 (1.74%) CCNA
11 23 (1.67%) CISSP
12 18 (1.31%) ITIL Certification
13 12 (0.87%) CISM
13 12 (0.87%) PMI Certification
14 11 (0.80%) CCNP
14 11 (0.80%) PhD
15 10 (0.73%) HND
15 10 (0.73%) MCP
15 10 (0.73%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 75 (5.44%) QA
2 66 (4.79%) SLA
3 32 (2.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 23 (1.67%) GDPR
5 18 (1.31%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 14 (1.02%) Data Quality
7 10 (0.73%) ISO 9001
8 9 (0.65%) Cyber Essentials
9 7 (0.51%) COBIT
10 5 (0.36%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 5 (0.36%) GAMP
10 5 (0.36%) GMP
10 5 (0.36%) GxP
10 5 (0.36%) PMBOK
10 5 (0.36%) PMO
11 4 (0.29%) NCSC
11 4 (0.29%) NIST
11 4 (0.29%) PCI DSS
12 2 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 2 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 130 (9.43%) Active Directory
2 67 (4.86%) Docker
3 50 (3.63%) VMware Infrastructure
4 31 (2.25%) Hyper-V
5 9 (0.65%) Virtual Machines
6 7 (0.51%) Varnish
7 6 (0.44%) XenApp
8 5 (0.36%) Firmware
8 5 (0.36%) VirtualBox
8 5 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (0.29%) vSphere
10 3 (0.22%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
11 2 (0.15%) NFS
11 2 (0.15%) VMware NSX
11 2 (0.15%) VMware Server
12 1 (0.073%) HDFS
12 1 (0.073%) IAG
12 1 (0.073%) Virtual Desktop
12 1 (0.073%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 56 (4.06%) Kubernetes
2 31 (2.25%) Ansible
2 31 (2.25%) Terraform
3 24 (1.74%) Puppet
4 18 (1.31%) Microsoft Intune
4 18 (1.31%) SCCM
5 16 (1.16%) Opscode Chef
6 8 (0.58%) HP Data Protector
7 7 (0.51%) Kibana
7 7 (0.51%) logstash
8 6 (0.44%) Prometheus
8 6 (0.44%) Red Hat Satellite
9 4 (0.29%) Istio
9 4 (0.29%) Nagios
10 3 (0.22%) MIIS
10 3 (0.22%) Plesk
10 3 (0.22%) Salt
10 3 (0.22%) SCOM
10 3 (0.22%) Tivoli
10 3 (0.22%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 330 (23.95%) Microsoft
2 101 (7.33%) VMware
3 100 (7.26%) Oracle
4 75 (5.44%) Cisco
5 52 (3.77%) SAP
6 50 (3.63%) IBM
7 39 (2.83%) Citrix
8 28 (2.03%) Google
9 27 (1.96%) HP
10 22 (1.60%) Salesforce.com
11 18 (1.31%) Sitecore
12 16 (1.16%) Juniper
12 16 (1.16%) Red Hat
13 15 (1.09%) ServiceNow
14 13 (0.94%) Apple
15 12 (0.87%) NetApp
16 11 (0.80%) CheckPoint
16 11 (0.80%) Sophos
17 10 (0.73%) DocuSign
18 9 (0.65%) MobileIron