Period
to 26 September 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 26 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Self-Motivation
UK
6 months to
26 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 124 106 97
Rank change year-on-year -18 -9 +9
Permanent jobs citing Self-Motivation 1,206 4,278 5,468
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.50% 3.05% 3.27%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.44% 7.84% 8.28%
Number of salaries quoted 1,013 3,213 4,075
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -4.26% +10.59%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £24,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £77,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +5.26%

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 18,730 54,586 66,014
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.88% 38.88% 39.43%
Number of salaries quoted 14,855 40,946 50,557
Median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.52% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £29,500 £28,750
90th Percentile £100,000 £90,000 £85,000
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 26 September 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 26 September 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 -27 1,109 £50,000 +11.11% 400
UK excluding London -30 725 £42,500 - 346
London -14 423 £67,500 +22.73% 88
South East -39 217 £42,500 -5.56% 86
North of England -21 169 £43,750 +9.38% 76
Work from Home -2 145 £62,500 +38.89% 57
Midlands -9 130 £41,000 -8.89% 70
East of England +28 106 £45,000 +5.88% 35
North West -14 88 £42,500 +13.33% 45
West Midlands -6 87 £41,697 -7.34% 42
Yorkshire +14 64 £45,000 +1.41% 27
South West +17 54 £45,000 +28.57% 45
East Midlands -8 38 £40,000 -13.02% 28
Scotland +14 25 £36,830 -26.34% 14
North East +13 17 £43,750 -2.78% 4
Wales +9 15 £27,500 -18.52% 18
Northern Ireland +15 6 £23,500 -66.43% 3
Isle of Man - 3 £17,000 -

For the 6 months to 26 September 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.

1 380 (31.51%) Agile Software Development
2 318 (26.37%) Problem-Solving
3 270 (22.39%) Microsoft
4 235 (19.49%) Degree
5 231 (19.15%) JavaScript
6 229 (18.99%) Finance
7 211 (17.50%) Analytical Skills
8 209 (17.33%) Windows
9 198 (16.42%) SQL
10 183 (15.17%) C#
11 165 (13.68%) Java
12 164 (13.60%) SQL Server
13 162 (13.43%) HTML
14 154 (12.77%) Project Management
15 152 (12.60%) .NET
16 151 (12.52%) Azure
17 142 (11.77%) Linux
18 131 (10.86%) CSS
19 119 (9.87%) DevOps
20 114 (9.45%) ITIL
21 103 (8.54%) Python
22 100 (8.29%) AWS
23 98 (8.13%) Active Directory
24 94 (7.79%) Git (software)
25 92 (7.63%) Computer Science
26 89 (7.38%) Continuous Improvement
27 87 (7.21%) VMware
28 85 (7.05%) Office 365
29 84 (6.97%) Scrum
29 84 (6.97%) MySQL

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 (3.32%) CMS
2 38 (3.15%) SharePoint
3 25 (2.07%) Apache
4 24 (1.99%) WebSphere
5 23 (1.91%) Confluence
6 20 (1.66%) Apache Spark
7 18 (1.49%) Elasticsearch
8 16 (1.33%) EPiServer
8 16 (1.33%) IIS
8 16 (1.33%) MS Exchange
9 14 (1.16%) IBM Transformation Extender
9 14 (1.16%) Skype for Business
9 14 (1.16%) Umbraco
10 11 (0.91%) Headless CMS
10 11 (0.91%) Sitecore CMS
10 11 (0.91%) WordPress
11 10 (0.83%) Tomcat
12 8 (0.66%) IBM Domino
12 8 (0.66%) nginx
13 7 (0.58%) Kentico
Applications
1 83 (6.88%) Microsoft Office
2 47 (3.90%) Microsoft Excel
3 24 (1.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 11 (0.91%) MS Visio
5 9 (0.75%) Sketch
6 8 (0.66%) Figma
6 8 (0.66%) InVision
7 6 (0.50%) Microsoft Project
8 4 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
9 3 (0.25%) 3ds Max
9 3 (0.25%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 2 (0.17%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.083%) Adobe Captivate
11 1 (0.083%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.083%) Adobe XD
11 1 (0.083%) Chatbot
11 1 (0.083%) Mathcad
11 1 (0.083%) Revit
11 1 (0.083%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 12 (1.00%) Maximo
2 8 (0.66%) Dynamics AX
2 8 (0.66%) SAP S/4HANA
3 6 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.50%) Eloqua
4 5 (0.41%) BigMachines
4 5 (0.41%) Shopify
4 5 (0.41%) TRIRIGA
5 4 (0.33%) Eikon
5 4 (0.33%) OpenCart
6 3 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
6 3 (0.25%) Magento
6 3 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.25%) Payment Gateway
6 3 (0.25%) Unit4 Business World
7 2 (0.17%) Oracle Assets
7 2 (0.17%) Oracle EBS R12
7 2 (0.17%) Oracle ERP
7 2 (0.17%) Oracle Payables
7 2 (0.17%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 151 (12.52%) Azure
2 100 (8.29%) AWS
3 85 (7.05%) Office 365
4 57 (4.73%) SaaS
5 36 (2.99%) Serverless
6 29 (2.40%) PaaS
7 26 (2.16%) Power Platform
8 25 (2.07%) AWS Lambda
8 25 (2.07%) GCP
9 20 (1.66%) Dynamics 365
10 19 (1.58%) IaaS
11 17 (1.41%) GitHub
12 12 (1.00%) Azure Active Directory
13 11 (0.91%) OpenShift
14 10 (0.83%) Amazon EC2
15 9 (0.75%) Amazon ECS
15 9 (0.75%) Amazon S3
16 8 (0.66%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
17 7 (0.58%) AWS CloudFormation
17 7 (0.58%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 70 (5.80%) TCP/IP
2 54 (4.48%) DNS
3 53 (4.39%) WAN
4 52 (4.31%) LAN
5 45 (3.73%) DHCP
5 45 (3.73%) Firewall
6 44 (3.65%) SAN
7 25 (2.07%) Internet
7 25 (2.07%) Network Security
8 22 (1.82%) Fibre Channel
8 22 (1.82%) iSCSI
8 22 (1.82%) VPN
9 20 (1.66%) Skype
10 19 (1.58%) FTP
10 19 (1.58%) HTTP
11 15 (1.24%) SSH
11 15 (1.24%) Wi-Fi
12 12 (1.00%) VoIP
13 11 (0.91%) Cisco IOS
13 11 (0.91%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 164 (13.60%) SQL Server
2 84 (6.97%) MySQL
3 50 (4.15%) MongoDB
4 47 (3.90%) NoSQL
5 43 (3.57%) Big Data
6 37 (3.07%) Relational Database
7 33 (2.74%) Apache Cassandra
8 26 (2.16%) Hadoop
9 25 (2.07%) Data Warehouse
9 25 (2.07%) Power BI
10 18 (1.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 17 (1.41%) DB2
11 17 (1.41%) PostgreSQL
12 13 (1.08%) BusinessObjects
13 12 (1.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 12 (1.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 10 (0.83%) Flink
15 8 (0.66%) BigQuery
15 8 (0.66%) Oracle Database
15 8 (0.66%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 94 (7.79%) Git (software)
2 54 (4.48%) JIRA
3 51 (4.23%) Jenkins
4 27 (2.24%) TeamCity
5 25 (2.07%) Selenium
6 24 (1.99%) Team Foundation Server
7 19 (1.58%) GitLab
8 17 (1.41%) CircleCI
9 15 (1.24%) Oracle Forms
9 15 (1.24%) Visual Studio
9 15 (1.24%) Visual Studio Team System
10 14 (1.16%) Maven
11 13 (1.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 12 (1.00%) Subversion
12 12 (1.00%) webpack
13 10 (0.83%) Bitbucket
13 10 (0.83%) Gradle
13 10 (0.83%) Travis CI
14 9 (0.75%) Android Studio
15 8 (0.66%) Xcode
General
1 229 (18.99%) Finance
2 73 (6.05%) Marketing
3 48 (3.98%) Retail
4 43 (3.57%) Manufacturing
5 41 (3.40%) Telecoms
6 38 (3.15%) Games
7 30 (2.49%) Legal
8 25 (2.07%) Public Sector
9 18 (1.49%) Banking
9 18 (1.49%) Law
10 13 (1.08%) French Language
11 11 (0.91%) Aerospace
12 10 (0.83%) Back Office
12 10 (0.83%) Billing
13 9 (0.75%) Automotive
13 9 (0.75%) Local Government
14 8 (0.66%) Electronics
14 8 (0.66%) German Language
14 8 (0.66%) Military
15 6 (0.50%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 323 (26.78%) Developer
2 143 (11.86%) Analyst
3 69 (5.72%) Consultant
4 57 (4.73%) Java Developer
5 54 (4.48%) Senior Developer
6 49 (4.06%) .NET Developer
7 46 (3.81%) IT Analyst
8 44 (3.65%) Architect
9 42 (3.48%) Software Developer
10 41 (3.40%) Administrator
11 40 (3.32%) C# Developer
12 32 (2.65%) Business Analyst
12 32 (2.65%) Software Engineer
13 30 (2.49%) Junior
14 29 (2.40%) Web Developer
15 28 (2.32%) DevOps Engineer
15 28 (2.32%) Team Leader
16 26 (2.16%) Project Manager
16 26 (2.16%) Support Engineer
17 25 (2.07%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 162 (13.43%) HTML
2 152 (12.60%) .NET
3 131 (10.86%) CSS
4 59 (4.89%) jQuery
4 59 (4.89%) REST
5 56 (4.64%) React
6 55 (4.56%) ASP.NET
7 51 (4.23%) AngularJS
7 51 (4.23%) Web Services
8 49 (4.06%) ASP.NET Web API
9 48 (3.98%) .NET Core
9 48 (3.98%) HTML5
10 43 (3.57%) JSON
11 39 (3.23%) .NET Framework
12 38 (3.15%) XML
13 36 (2.99%) Node.js
14 30 (2.49%) Kafka
15 29 (2.40%) Vue.js
16 24 (1.99%) Middleware
17 22 (1.82%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 211 (17.50%) Analytical Skills
2 79 (6.55%) Management Information System
3 76 (6.30%) User Experience
4 53 (4.39%) Data Centre
5 47 (3.90%) Mobile App
6 27 (2.24%) Algorithms
7 23 (1.91%) Enterprise Software
8 20 (1.66%) Hedge funds
9 19 (1.58%) Cloud Native
10 15 (1.24%) Data Structures
10 15 (1.24%) Public Cloud
10 15 (1.24%) Virtual Team
11 14 (1.16%) Driving Licence
12 12 (1.00%) Greenfield Project
12 12 (1.00%) Mainframe
12 12 (1.00%) NHS
13 11 (0.91%) Mobile Games
14 10 (0.83%) Social Media
15 9 (0.75%) Smartphone
15 9 (0.75%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 209 (17.33%) Windows
2 142 (11.77%) Linux
3 79 (6.55%) Windows Server
4 41 (3.40%) Windows 10
5 39 (3.23%) Unix
6 36 (2.99%) Android
7 34 (2.82%) Windows Server 2008
8 29 (2.40%) Windows Server 2016
9 28 (2.32%) Windows 7
10 26 (2.16%) Windows Server 2012
11 25 (2.07%) Apple iOS
12 21 (1.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 17 (1.41%) AIX
14 13 (1.08%) Oracle Linux
15 12 (1.00%) CentOS
16 11 (0.91%) Windows Server 2019
17 9 (0.75%) Solaris
18 8 (0.66%) Windows 2000
19 5 (0.41%) Debian
19 5 (0.41%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 380 (31.51%) Agile Software Development
2 318 (26.37%) Problem-Solving
3 154 (12.77%) Project Management
4 119 (9.87%) DevOps
5 114 (9.45%) ITIL
6 92 (7.63%) Computer Science
7 89 (7.38%) Continuous Improvement
8 84 (6.97%) Scrum
9 83 (6.88%) Mentoring
10 80 (6.63%) Software Engineering
11 76 (6.30%) SDLC
12 74 (6.14%) TDD
12 74 (6.14%) Time Management
13 73 (6.05%) MVC
14 71 (5.89%) Decision-Making
15 69 (5.72%) Service Delivery
16 68 (5.64%) Change Management
17 66 (5.47%) Microservices
17 66 (5.47%) Project Delivery
18 65 (5.39%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 231 (19.15%) JavaScript
2 198 (16.42%) SQL
3 183 (15.17%) C#
4 165 (13.68%) Java
5 103 (8.54%) Python
6 70 (5.80%) PHP
7 63 (5.22%) C++
8 58 (4.81%) PowerShell
9 49 (4.06%) C
10 43 (3.57%) Java 8
11 36 (2.99%) Bash Shell
12 33 (2.74%) Scala
13 31 (2.57%) TypeScript
14 21 (1.74%) T-SQL
15 16 (1.33%) Kotlin
15 16 (1.33%) VB
15 16 (1.33%) VB.NET
16 15 (1.24%) Shell Script
17 14 (1.16%) Ruby
18 12 (1.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 235 (19.49%) Degree
2 69 (5.72%) Security Cleared
3 54 (4.48%) Computer Science Degree
4 53 (4.39%) Microsoft Certification
5 37 (3.07%) Cisco Certification
6 36 (2.99%) SC Cleared
7 33 (2.74%) MCSA
8 32 (2.65%) CCNA
9 23 (1.91%) ITIL Certification
10 21 (1.74%) DV Cleared
10 21 (1.74%) Server+ Certification
11 19 (1.58%) MCSE
12 16 (1.33%) CCNP
13 14 (1.16%) CISSP
14 12 (1.00%) CREST Certified
14 12 (1.00%) OSCP
15 11 (0.91%) HND
15 11 (0.91%) PMI Certification
15 11 (0.91%) SANS
16 10 (0.83%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (5.06%) QA
2 58 (4.81%) SLA
3 26 (2.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 20 (1.66%) GDPR
5 13 (1.08%) Data Quality
6 10 (0.83%) ISO 9001
7 9 (0.75%) Cyber Essentials
7 9 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 6 (0.50%) PCI DSS
9 5 (0.41%) COBIT
9 5 (0.41%) PMBOK
10 4 (0.33%) PMO
11 3 (0.25%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 3 (0.25%) NCSC
12 2 (0.17%) 21 CFR Part 11
12 2 (0.17%) GAMP
12 2 (0.17%) GMP
12 2 (0.17%) GxP
13 1 (0.083%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 1 (0.083%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 98 (8.13%) Active Directory
2 63 (5.22%) Docker
3 36 (2.99%) VMware Infrastructure
4 19 (1.58%) Hyper-V
5 8 (0.66%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 7 (0.58%) vSphere
7 5 (0.41%) Varnish
7 5 (0.41%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (0.41%) VirtualBox
7 5 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (0.33%) XenApp
9 3 (0.25%) Firmware
10 2 (0.17%) NFS
10 2 (0.17%) VMware NSX
10 2 (0.17%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.083%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 1 (0.083%) HDFS
11 1 (0.083%) IAG
11 1 (0.083%) KVM
11 1 (0.083%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 53 (4.39%) Kubernetes
2 32 (2.65%) Terraform
3 29 (2.40%) SCCM
4 28 (2.32%) Ansible
5 18 (1.49%) Microsoft Intune
5 18 (1.49%) Puppet
6 14 (1.16%) Opscode Chef
7 9 (0.75%) Tivoli
8 8 (0.66%) HP Data Protector
9 7 (0.58%) Red Hat Satellite
10 6 (0.50%) vRealize
11 5 (0.41%) Kibana
11 5 (0.41%) logstash
11 5 (0.41%) Prometheus
11 5 (0.41%) SCOM
12 4 (0.33%) vCenter Server
13 3 (0.25%) cPanel
13 3 (0.25%) FortiGate
13 3 (0.25%) Marathon
13 3 (0.25%) Mesos
Vendors
1 270 (22.39%) Microsoft
2 87 (7.21%) VMware
3 84 (6.97%) Oracle
4 62 (5.14%) Cisco
5 43 (3.57%) IBM
6 38 (3.15%) Citrix
7 32 (2.65%) SAP
8 27 (2.24%) Salesforce.com
9 24 (1.99%) Google
9 24 (1.99%) HP
10 21 (1.74%) Juniper
11 18 (1.49%) Red Hat
12 14 (1.16%) ServiceNow
12 14 (1.16%) Sitecore
13 13 (1.08%) Sophos
14 11 (0.91%) MobileIron
14 11 (0.91%) Pardot
15 10 (0.83%) CheckPoint
15 10 (0.83%) DocuSign
16 9 (0.75%) Apple