Period
to 16 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Watford with a requirement for Problem-Solving skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Problem-Solving over the 6 months to 16 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Problem-Solving
Hertfordshire > Watford
6 months to
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 16 16 8
Rank change year-on-year 0 -8 +12
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 102 124 136
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Watford 11.59% 11.71% 13.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 13.30% 12.70% 16.11%
Number of salaries quoted 78 102 126
Watford median annual salary £41,500 £42,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.35% -15.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £23,250 £22,000 £23,359
90th Percentile £76,750 £80,000 £70,000
Hertfordshire median annual salary £47,500 £43,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +9.20% -3.33% +2.27%

Problem-Solving is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Watford with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Watford
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 767 976 844
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Watford 87.16% 92.16% 86.56%
Number of salaries quoted 655 786 710
Watford median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £27,500 £31,250 £28,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £73,750 £72,500
Hertfordshire median annual salary £50,000 £47,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +6.38% -1.05% +5.56%

Problem-Solving
Job Vacancy Trend in Watford

Job postings citing Problem-Solving as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Watford.

Job vacancy trend for Problem-Solving in Watford

Problem-Solving
Salary Trend in Watford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Problem-Solving in Watford.

Salary trend for Problem-Solving in Watford

Problem-Solving
Salary Histogram in Watford

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Problem-Solving in Watford over the 6 months to 16 August 2018.

Salary histogram for Problem-Solving in Watford

For the 6 months to 16 August 2018, IT jobs citing Problem-Solving 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 across the Watford region with a requirement for Problem-Solving.

1 53 (51.96%) Analytical Skills
2 42 (41.18%) SQL
3 36 (35.29%) Oracle
4 35 (34.31%) Agile Software Development
5 34 (33.33%) Microsoft
6 24 (23.53%) Project Management
6 24 (23.53%) XML
6 24 (23.53%) Degree
7 23 (22.55%) Migration
8 22 (21.57%) Computer Science
9 21 (20.59%) HTML
10 20 (19.61%) JavaScript
10 20 (19.61%) SQL Server
11 19 (18.63%) Java
11 19 (18.63%) SOAP
11 19 (18.63%) ETL
11 19 (18.63%) TDD
12 18 (17.65%) C#
13 17 (16.67%) Linux
13 17 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
14 16 (15.69%) Data Migration
14 16 (15.69%) Security Cleared
14 16 (15.69%) Scrum
14 16 (15.69%) Windows
14 16 (15.69%) SOA
14 16 (15.69%) Data Quality
15 15 (14.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 15 (14.71%) Microsoft Azure
15 15 (14.71%) Relational Database
15 15 (14.71%) PL/SQL

Problem-Solving
Co-occurring IT Skills in Watford 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 15 (14.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 10 (9.80%) Mule
2 10 (9.80%) Mule ESB
3 8 (7.84%) Oracle Service Bus
4 5 (4.90%) Oracle Application Server
5 4 (3.92%) JBoss
5 4 (3.92%) Tomcat
5 4 (3.92%) WebSphere
6 2 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (1.96%) MS Exchange
6 2 (1.96%) SharePoint Server
6 2 (1.96%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.98%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.98%) Confluence
7 1 (0.98%) IIS
7 1 (0.98%) SharePoint
Applications
1 13 (12.75%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (9.80%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (3.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (3.92%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (1.96%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (1.96%) Magento
2 1 (0.98%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 15 (14.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (12.75%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (10.78%) Boomi
3 11 (10.78%) Google Cloud Platform
4 4 (3.92%) Office 365
4 4 (3.92%) Trello
5 3 (2.94%) GitHub
6 2 (1.96%) SaaS
7 1 (0.98%) IaaS
7 1 (0.98%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (7.84%) DNS
1 8 (7.84%) Firewall
1 8 (7.84%) HTTP
1 8 (7.84%) Kerberos
2 7 (6.86%) SSL
3 3 (2.94%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (2.94%) Internet
3 3 (2.94%) VPN
3 3 (2.94%) Wireless
4 2 (1.96%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (1.96%) Cisco Wireless
4 2 (1.96%) DHCP
4 2 (1.96%) LAN
4 2 (1.96%) Network Security
4 2 (1.96%) WAN
5 1 (0.98%) DMZ
5 1 (0.98%) IP Telephony
5 1 (0.98%) IPsec
5 1 (0.98%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.98%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (19.61%) SQL Server
2 15 (14.71%) Relational Database
3 11 (10.78%) Oracle Database
3 11 (10.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 10 (9.80%) NoSQL
5 8 (7.84%) MS Access
6 7 (6.86%) Oracle Database 12c
6 7 (6.86%) PostgreSQL
6 7 (6.86%) SQL Server 2012
7 6 (5.88%) SQL Server 2016
7 6 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (4.90%) Power BI
9 4 (3.92%) Crystal Reports
9 4 (3.92%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (3.92%) SAP Data Services
9 4 (3.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (2.94%) RDBMS
10 3 (2.94%) SQL Server 2014
11 1 (0.98%) DbVisualizer
11 1 (0.98%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 13 (12.75%) JIRA
2 11 (10.78%) Jenkins
3 6 (5.88%) SoapUI
4 4 (3.92%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (3.92%) VersionOne
5 2 (1.96%) Git (software)
5 2 (1.96%) gulp
5 2 (1.96%) Jasmine
5 2 (1.96%) Karma Test Runner
5 2 (1.96%) Mercurial
6 1 (0.98%) AdminStudio
6 1 (0.98%) Firebug
6 1 (0.98%) JMeter
6 1 (0.98%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.98%) MSI
6 1 (0.98%) Subversion
6 1 (0.98%) The Grinder
6 1 (0.98%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.98%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 7 (6.86%) Back Office
1 7 (6.86%) Finance
2 6 (5.88%) Retail
3 3 (2.94%) Marketing
3 3 (2.94%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.96%) Banking
5 1 (0.98%) Games
Job Titles
1 36 (35.29%) Developer
2 14 (13.73%) SQL Developer
3 13 (12.75%) Consultant
4 12 (11.76%) Analyst
4 12 (11.76%) Software Developer
5 11 (10.78%) ETL Developer
6 8 (7.84%) Data Consultant
6 8 (7.84%) Data Migration Consultant
6 8 (7.84%) Data Migration Developer
6 8 (7.84%) Data Migration Lead
6 8 (7.84%) Delivery Manager
6 8 (7.84%) Integration Developer
6 8 (7.84%) Migration Consultant
6 8 (7.84%) SQL Server Developer
6 8 (7.84%) Support Engineer
7 7 (6.86%) IT Support
7 7 (6.86%) Oracle Developer
7 7 (6.86%) Oracle ETL Developer
7 7 (6.86%) PostgreSQL Developer
7 7 (6.86%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (23.53%) XML
2 21 (20.59%) HTML
3 19 (18.63%) SOAP
4 13 (12.75%) Web Services
4 13 (12.75%) WSDL
5 12 (11.76%) Middleware
6 11 (10.78%) XSD
7 10 (9.80%) .NET
7 10 (9.80%) Apache Camel
7 10 (9.80%) CSS
8 9 (8.82%) HTML5
8 9 (8.82%) JSP
8 9 (8.82%) RESTful
9 8 (7.84%) J2EE
9 8 (7.84%) OAuth
10 7 (6.86%) JSON
10 7 (6.86%) Spring
11 6 (5.88%) RAML
11 6 (5.88%) Swagger
11 6 (5.88%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 53 (51.96%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (21.57%) Computer Science
3 12 (11.76%) Self-Motivation
4 8 (7.84%) Reference Data
5 6 (5.88%) Management Information System
6 4 (3.92%) Data Centre
6 4 (3.92%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.96%) Fintech
7 2 (1.96%) User Experience
7 2 (1.96%) W3C
8 1 (0.98%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.98%) EPoS
8 1 (0.98%) NHS
8 1 (0.98%) PACS
Operating Systems
1 17 (16.67%) Linux
2 16 (15.69%) Windows
3 14 (13.73%) Unix
4 7 (6.86%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (5.88%) Windows 10
5 6 (5.88%) Windows 7
6 5 (4.90%) Windows Server
7 2 (1.96%) Windows 8
7 2 (1.96%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.98%) AIX
8 1 (0.98%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.98%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (0.98%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.98%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (34.31%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (23.53%) Project Management
3 23 (22.55%) Migration
4 19 (18.63%) ETL
4 19 (18.63%) TDD
5 17 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
6 16 (15.69%) Data Migration
6 16 (15.69%) Scrum
6 16 (15.69%) SOA
7 14 (13.73%) Test Automation
8 13 (12.75%) Coaching
9 12 (11.76%) Agile Project Management
9 12 (11.76%) Continuous Improvement
9 12 (11.76%) ITIL
10 11 (10.78%) DevOps
10 11 (10.78%) Mentoring
10 11 (10.78%) Open Source
10 11 (10.78%) Performance Tuning
11 10 (9.80%) SDLC
12 9 (8.82%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 42 (41.18%) SQL
2 20 (19.61%) JavaScript
3 19 (18.63%) Java
4 18 (17.65%) C#
5 15 (14.71%) PL/SQL
6 11 (10.78%) T-SQL
7 9 (8.82%) VBA
8 8 (7.84%) PowerShell
9 4 (3.92%) XPath
9 4 (3.92%) XQuery
10 3 (2.94%) C
10 3 (2.94%) C++
10 3 (2.94%) Python
10 3 (2.94%) Shell Script
11 2 (1.96%) ANSI SQL
11 2 (1.96%) PHP
12 1 (0.98%) AWK
12 1 (0.98%) Perl
12 1 (0.98%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 24 (23.53%) Degree
2 16 (15.69%) Security Cleared
3 9 (8.82%) SC Cleared
4 5 (4.90%) CCNA
4 5 (4.90%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (4.90%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (3.92%) MBA
5 4 (3.92%) PMI Certification
5 4 (3.92%) PMP
5 4 (3.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 3 (2.94%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (2.94%) MCP
6 3 (2.94%) MCSA
7 1 (0.98%) A+ Certification
7 1 (0.98%) CCNP
7 1 (0.98%) ISEB
7 1 (0.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.98%) MCSE
7 1 (0.98%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (15.69%) Data Quality
2 11 (10.78%) GCP
3 9 (8.82%) QA
4 4 (3.92%) PMO
5 1 (0.98%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.98%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (4.90%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.92%) Hyper-V
3 3 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.96%) Docker
4 2 (1.96%) ProxySG
5 1 (0.98%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.98%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.98%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 11 (10.78%) Puppet
1 11 (10.78%) Terraform
2 10 (9.80%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (6.86%) Ansible
4 4 (3.92%) CA Service Virtualization
4 4 (3.92%) SCCM
5 2 (1.96%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.98%) Cisco UCCX
6 1 (0.98%) Grafana
6 1 (0.98%) WMI
6 1 (0.98%) WSUS
Vendors
1 36 (35.29%) Oracle
2 34 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 13 (12.75%) IBM
4 12 (11.76%) Talend
4 12 (11.76%) WSO2
5 11 (10.78%) Dell
5 11 (10.78%) Google
5 11 (10.78%) MuleSoft
5 11 (10.78%) TIBCO
5 11 (10.78%) webMethods
6 8 (7.84%) SnapLogic
7 7 (6.86%) NEC
8 5 (4.90%) SAP
9 4 (3.92%) CA
9 4 (3.92%) Cisco
9 4 (3.92%) Green Hat
9 4 (3.92%) Salesforce.com
9 4 (3.92%) Sybase
9 4 (3.92%) VMware
10 3 (2.94%) hybris