Period
to 14 May 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 14 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Self-Motivation
UK
6 months to
14 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 124 110 104
Rank change year-on-year -14 -6 -5
Permanent jobs citing Self-Motivation 2,431 2,780 4,621
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.69% 2.85% 3.20%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 7.40% 8.27% 9.21%
Number of salaries quoted 1,668 2,019 3,280
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £25,250
25th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £30,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £45,000 £44,143
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% +1.94% -1.90%
75th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year - +8.97% -3.70%

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 32,851 33,597 50,149
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 36.29% 34.50% 34.72%
Number of salaries quoted 22,169 26,506 38,187
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £88,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +3.16% +5.56% -

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 14 May 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 14 May 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 -20 2,125 £50,000 +11.11% 629
UK excluding London -16 1,394 £42,500 - 541
London +3 823 £65,000 +13.04% 137
Work from Home -30 542 £47,500 -9.52% 101
South East -3 427 £47,500 - 130
North of England -18 303 £40,000 - 133
Midlands -8 250 £37,500 -16.67% 95
South West -38 173 £42,750 +14.00% 71
West Midlands -13 163 £37,500 -16.67% 61
North West -20 144 £38,000 +1.33% 66
Yorkshire +11 140 £42,000 -6.67% 43
Scotland +40 107 £47,500 +2.70% 24
East of England -60 105 £37,500 -6.54% 65
East Midlands +12 80 £37,650 -19.55% 34
North East 0 19 £45,000 +12.50% 24
Northern Ireland +6 16 £44,500 -19.09% 4
Wales -2 15 £25,000 - 22

For the 6 months to 14 May 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 1,189 (48.91%) Social Skills
2 794 (32.66%) Agile Software Development
3 618 (25.42%) Problem-Solving
4 543 (22.34%) Finance
5 507 (20.86%) Degree
6 480 (19.74%) JavaScript
7 472 (19.42%) Microsoft
8 464 (19.09%) SQL
9 405 (16.66%) C#
10 400 (16.45%) Azure
11 363 (14.93%) .NET
12 359 (14.77%) HTML
13 353 (14.52%) CSS
14 347 (14.27%) Analytical Skills
15 330 (13.57%) Windows
16 327 (13.45%) DevOps
16 327 (13.45%) AWS
17 314 (12.92%) Java
18 287 (11.81%) Software Engineering
19 278 (11.44%) Linux
20 264 (10.86%) Python
21 254 (10.45%) Scrum
21 254 (10.45%) React
22 248 (10.20%) SQL Server
22 248 (10.20%) Project Management
23 247 (10.16%) Mentoring
24 245 (10.08%) Git (software)
25 242 (9.95%) Node.js
26 217 (8.93%) AngularJS
27 208 (8.56%) 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 64 (2.63%) Confluence
2 51 (2.10%) Apache
3 50 (2.06%) CMS
4 49 (2.02%) SharePoint
5 43 (1.77%) MS Exchange
6 39 (1.60%) Elasticsearch
7 36 (1.48%) Apache Spark
8 35 (1.44%) GemFire
9 27 (1.11%) Tomcat
10 23 (0.95%) WordPress
11 20 (0.82%) SAS
12 19 (0.78%) IIS
12 19 (0.78%) Sitecore CMS
13 17 (0.70%) Apache TomEE
14 14 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2013
15 12 (0.49%) Apache Airflow
16 10 (0.41%) Cloud Foundry
17 9 (0.37%) Umbraco
18 7 (0.29%) Drupal
18 7 (0.29%) WebSphere
Applications
1 201 (8.27%) Microsoft Office
2 112 (4.61%) Microsoft Excel
3 61 (2.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 23 (0.95%) MS Visio
5 19 (0.78%) Photoshop
6 11 (0.45%) Adobe Illustrator
7 10 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
8 9 (0.37%) Adobe XD
8 9 (0.37%) Figma
8 9 (0.37%) Microsoft Project
9 6 (0.25%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 5 (0.21%) Sketch
11 4 (0.16%) Adobe Premiere
11 4 (0.16%) InVision
11 4 (0.16%) Maya
12 3 (0.12%) Acrobat
13 2 (0.082%) 3ds Max
13 2 (0.082%) Adobe After Effects
13 2 (0.082%) Houdini
13 2 (0.082%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 44 (1.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 31 (1.28%) Oracle EBS
3 25 (1.03%) Dynamics AX
4 22 (0.90%) Oracle ERP
5 21 (0.86%) Oracle Payables
6 20 (0.82%) Oracle Receivables
7 18 (0.74%) NetSuite
7 18 (0.74%) Oracle EBS R12
8 15 (0.62%) SAP S/4HANA
9 13 (0.53%) Oracle Assets
10 12 (0.49%) Oracle 11i
10 12 (0.49%) Shopify
11 10 (0.41%) Oracle Cash Management
12 9 (0.37%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
12 9 (0.37%) SAP SD
13 7 (0.29%) Magento
13 7 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
13 7 (0.29%) SAP ERP
14 6 (0.25%) Oracle E-Business Tax
14 6 (0.25%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 400 (16.45%) Azure
2 327 (13.45%) AWS
3 168 (6.91%) Microsoft 365
4 134 (5.51%) SaaS
5 106 (4.36%) GitHub
6 94 (3.87%) GCP
7 69 (2.84%) Power Platform
8 66 (2.71%) Dynamics 365
9 48 (1.97%) PaaS
10 45 (1.85%) Serverless
11 36 (1.48%) AWS CloudFormation
11 36 (1.48%) AWS Lambda
11 36 (1.48%) IaaS
12 35 (1.44%) Azure Active Directory
13 31 (1.28%) Amazon S3
14 30 (1.23%) Amazon EC2
15 27 (1.11%) Amazon ECS
16 19 (0.78%) Slack
17 17 (0.70%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 17 (0.70%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 138 (5.68%) Firewall
2 73 (3.00%) WAN
3 71 (2.92%) DNS
4 69 (2.84%) Internet
5 63 (2.59%) LAN
5 63 (2.59%) VPN
6 61 (2.51%) TCP/IP
7 54 (2.22%) DHCP
8 53 (2.18%) Wi-Fi
9 40 (1.65%) Wireless
10 32 (1.32%) VLAN
11 30 (1.23%) VoIP
12 29 (1.19%) Broadband
13 24 (0.99%) Cisco IOS
14 22 (0.90%) Cisco ASA
15 21 (0.86%) NetScaler
16 19 (0.78%) Network Security
17 17 (0.70%) AMQP
18 16 (0.66%) Bluetooth
19 15 (0.62%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 248 (10.20%) SQL Server
2 127 (5.22%) NoSQL
3 93 (3.83%) MongoDB
4 86 (3.54%) PostgreSQL
5 85 (3.50%) Big Data
6 75 (3.09%) Relational Database
7 72 (2.96%) MySQL
8 61 (2.51%) Redis
9 56 (2.30%) Power BI
10 49 (2.02%) Apache Cassandra
10 49 (2.02%) Data Warehouse
11 40 (1.65%) Oracle Database
12 37 (1.52%) Hadoop
13 34 (1.40%) Tableau
14 33 (1.36%) Amazon RDS
15 28 (1.15%) MariaDB
15 28 (1.15%) SQL Server 2008
16 27 (1.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 24 (0.99%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 23 (0.95%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 245 (10.08%) Git (software)
2 154 (6.33%) JIRA
3 129 (5.31%) Jenkins
4 69 (2.84%) Visual Studio
5 53 (2.18%) Cypress.io
5 53 (2.18%) Gradle
6 51 (2.10%) Selenium
7 48 (1.97%) Bitbucket
8 46 (1.89%) Cucumber
9 39 (1.60%) Sonatype Nexus
10 37 (1.52%) JUnit
11 35 (1.44%) Protractor
12 33 (1.36%) Eclipse
12 33 (1.36%) Maven
13 32 (1.32%) MSI
13 32 (1.32%) WiX
14 30 (1.23%) IntelliJ
14 30 (1.23%) Storybook
15 27 (1.11%) Mockito
16 22 (0.90%) CircleCI
General
1 1,189 (48.91%) Social Skills
2 543 (22.34%) Finance
3 347 (14.27%) Analytical Skills
4 179 (7.36%) Marketing
5 170 (6.99%) Presentation Skills
6 167 (6.87%) Organisational Skills
7 145 (5.96%) Banking
8 141 (5.80%) Retail
9 103 (4.24%) Games
10 94 (3.87%) Law
11 87 (3.58%) Telecoms
12 78 (3.21%) Public Sector
13 63 (2.59%) Legal
14 62 (2.55%) Manufacturing
15 56 (2.30%) Electronics
16 48 (1.97%) Influencing Skills
17 43 (1.77%) Pharmaceutical
18 37 (1.52%) Aerospace
19 34 (1.40%) Billing
20 33 (1.36%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 594 (24.43%) Developer
2 245 (10.08%) Analyst
3 126 (5.18%) Software Engineer
4 120 (4.94%) Java Developer
5 119 (4.90%) Consultant
6 106 (4.36%) Senior Developer
7 103 (4.24%) Software Developer
8 97 (3.99%) .NET Developer
9 89 (3.66%) C# Developer
10 75 (3.09%) Architect
11 72 (2.96%) Junior
12 70 (2.88%) Full Stack Developer
13 69 (2.84%) Business Analyst
14 63 (2.59%) C# .NET Developer
14 63 (2.59%) Support Engineer
15 62 (2.55%) IT Support
16 58 (2.39%) Network Engineer
17 57 (2.34%) Lead Developer
18 56 (2.30%) DevOps Engineer
19 53 (2.18%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 363 (14.93%) .NET
2 359 (14.77%) HTML
3 353 (14.52%) CSS
4 254 (10.45%) React
5 242 (9.95%) Node.js
6 217 (8.93%) AngularJS
7 185 (7.61%) REST
8 133 (5.47%) ASP.NET
9 123 (5.06%) RESTful
10 115 (4.73%) Spring
11 113 (4.65%) Web Services
12 111 (4.57%) HTML5
13 110 (4.52%) jQuery
14 105 (4.32%) Kafka
15 88 (3.62%) Vue.js
16 83 (3.41%) .NET Core
17 74 (3.04%) CSS3
17 74 (3.04%) XML
18 71 (2.92%) JSON
19 65 (2.67%) GraphQL
Miscellaneous
1 205 (8.43%) User Experience
2 133 (5.47%) Management Information System
3 88 (3.62%) Mobile App
4 68 (2.80%) Client/Server
5 58 (2.39%) Driving Licence
6 56 (2.30%) Virtual Team
7 46 (1.89%) Algorithms
8 45 (1.85%) Cloud Native
8 45 (1.85%) Data Centre
9 43 (1.77%) Greenfield Project
9 43 (1.77%) Social Media
10 39 (1.60%) e-Learning
11 35 (1.44%) Data Structures
12 34 (1.40%) Linux Command Line
13 32 (1.32%) Web 2.0
14 28 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
15 27 (1.11%) Life Science
15 27 (1.11%) NHS
16 22 (0.90%) Analytical Mindset
17 19 (0.78%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 330 (13.57%) Windows
2 278 (11.44%) Linux
3 133 (5.47%) Windows Server
4 94 (3.87%) Android
5 85 (3.50%) Unix
6 78 (3.21%) Apple iOS
7 59 (2.43%) Windows 10
8 39 (1.60%) Windows Server 2019
9 36 (1.48%) Windows Server 2016
10 35 (1.44%) Windows Server 2012
11 27 (1.11%) Embedded Linux
12 14 (0.58%) Ubuntu
12 14 (0.58%) Windows Server 2008
13 12 (0.49%) Windows 7
14 11 (0.45%) Mac OS X
14 11 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 9 (0.37%) Oracle Linux
15 9 (0.37%) Robot Operating System
16 5 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
17 4 (0.16%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 794 (32.66%) Agile Software Development
2 618 (25.42%) Problem-Solving
3 327 (13.45%) DevOps
4 287 (11.81%) Software Engineering
5 254 (10.45%) Scrum
6 248 (10.20%) Project Management
7 247 (10.16%) Mentoring
8 205 (8.43%) Computer Science
9 192 (7.90%) TDD
10 191 (7.86%) Time Management
11 190 (7.82%) ITIL
12 187 (7.69%) Test Automation
13 177 (7.28%) Microservices
14 162 (6.66%) Analytics
15 131 (5.39%) Project Delivery
16 126 (5.18%) Business Intelligence
17 119 (4.90%) Stakeholder Management
18 118 (4.85%) Validation
19 117 (4.81%) MVC
19 117 (4.81%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 480 (19.74%) JavaScript
2 464 (19.09%) SQL
3 405 (16.66%) C#
4 314 (12.92%) Java
5 264 (10.86%) Python
6 134 (5.51%) C
7 114 (4.69%) TypeScript
8 85 (3.50%) T-SQL
9 82 (3.37%) PHP
10 77 (3.17%) PowerShell
11 70 (2.88%) Java 8
12 69 (2.84%) C++
13 54 (2.22%) Bash Shell
14 51 (2.10%) Ruby
15 46 (1.89%) Go
16 44 (1.81%) VB
17 36 (1.48%) Groovy
18 32 (1.32%) R
18 32 (1.32%) Shell Script
19 27 (1.11%) ES6
Qualifications
1 507 (20.86%) Degree
2 129 (5.31%) Security Cleared
3 92 (3.78%) Computer Science Degree
4 54 (2.22%) SC Cleared
5 50 (2.06%) Cisco Certification
5 50 (2.06%) Oracle Certification
6 43 (1.77%) ITIL Certification
7 37 (1.52%) CCNA
8 36 (1.48%) Microsoft Certification
9 28 (1.15%) HNC
9 28 (1.15%) OCP
10 24 (0.99%) CISSP
11 23 (0.95%) DBS Check
12 22 (0.90%) AWS Certification
12 22 (0.90%) MCSE
13 21 (0.86%) Master's Degree
13 21 (0.86%) PMI Certification
14 20 (0.82%) BPSS Clearance
14 20 (0.82%) MCP
14 20 (0.82%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 181 (7.45%) QA
2 114 (4.69%) SLA
3 60 (2.47%) GDPR
4 27 (1.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 24 (0.99%) Data Quality
6 18 (0.74%) NIST
7 15 (0.62%) Cyber Essentials
8 14 (0.58%) PMO
9 13 (0.53%) CDISC
10 11 (0.45%) PCI DSS
11 7 (0.29%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 7 (0.29%) GMP
12 6 (0.25%) GRC
12 6 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 6 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 6 (0.25%) NCSC
13 5 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 4 (0.16%) GxP
15 3 (0.12%) 21 CFR Part 11
15 3 (0.12%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 208 (8.56%) Docker
2 159 (6.54%) Active Directory
3 85 (3.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 51 (2.10%) Hyper-V
5 44 (1.81%) Firmware
6 32 (1.32%) Virtual Machines
7 20 (0.82%) HDFS
8 12 (0.49%) XenApp
9 10 (0.41%) Oracle RAC
10 9 (0.37%) Virtual Servers
10 9 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
10 9 (0.37%) XenDesktop
11 6 (0.25%) vSphere
12 5 (0.21%) VMware NSX
13 4 (0.16%) Ceph
14 2 (0.082%) Microsoft App-V
14 2 (0.082%) pfSense
14 2 (0.082%) Terminal Services
14 2 (0.082%) Virtual Desktop
15 1 (0.041%) KVM
Systems Management
1 179 (7.36%) Kubernetes
2 110 (4.52%) Ansible
3 89 (3.66%) Terraform
4 55 (2.26%) Opscode Chef
5 47 (1.93%) Puppet
6 20 (0.82%) Grafana
7 19 (0.78%) Microsoft Intune
8 18 (0.74%) Prometheus
9 14 (0.58%) Oracle RMAN
10 13 (0.53%) Data Guard
10 13 (0.53%) Kibana
10 13 (0.53%) SCCM
11 9 (0.37%) Docker Swarm
12 7 (0.29%) HP Quality Center
12 7 (0.29%) Nagios
12 7 (0.29%) Packer
13 5 (0.21%) Control-M
13 5 (0.21%) Istio
13 5 (0.21%) Salt
13 5 (0.21%) Sonobuoy
Vendors
1 472 (19.42%) Microsoft
2 173 (7.12%) Oracle
3 120 (4.94%) VMware
4 119 (4.90%) Cisco
5 108 (4.44%) Google
6 73 (3.00%) SAP
7 52 (2.14%) Citrix
8 37 (1.52%) Adobe
9 35 (1.44%) IBM
10 33 (1.36%) Atlassian
10 33 (1.36%) Fortinet
11 31 (1.28%) Salesforce.com
12 29 (1.19%) HP
12 29 (1.19%) Sitecore
13 28 (1.15%) EMC
14 27 (1.11%) Okta
14 27 (1.11%) Palo Alto
15 26 (1.07%) Apple
16 22 (0.90%) Juniper
17 20 (0.82%) Aruba