Period
to 14 December 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 14 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Problem-Solving
Hertfordshire > Watford
6 months to
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 8 18 10
Rank change year-on-year +10 -8 +12
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 177 106 131
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Watford 18.79% 11.34% 12.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 20.82% 12.71% 14.06%
Number of salaries quoted 145 84 122
Watford median annual salary £55,000 £35,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +57.14% -30.00% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £22,000 £22,586
90th Percentile £92,500 £62,500 £64,750
Hertfordshire median annual salary £50,000 £43,500 £47,000
% change year-on-year +14.94% -7.45% +10.59%

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 850 834 932
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Watford 90.23% 89.20% 92.28%
Number of salaries quoted 690 694 794
Watford median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -4.76% +10.53%
10th Percentile £27,500 £29,750 £28,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £67,500 £75,000
Hertfordshire median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £49,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% -3.06% +6.52%

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 14 December 2018.

Salary histogram for Problem-Solving in Watford

For the 6 months to 14 December 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 87 (49.15%) Analytical Skills
2 70 (39.55%) SQL
3 61 (34.46%) Migration
4 53 (29.94%) C#
4 53 (29.94%) ETL
4 53 (29.94%) Data Quality
5 51 (28.81%) Data Migration
5 51 (28.81%) Security Cleared
6 47 (26.55%) Windows
7 46 (25.99%) SQL Server
8 45 (25.42%) SC Cleared
9 44 (24.86%) XML
10 41 (23.16%) Oracle
11 39 (22.03%) Agile Software Development
12 37 (20.90%) HTML
12 37 (20.90%) JavaScript
13 36 (20.34%) Microsoft
13 36 (20.34%) TDD
14 34 (19.21%) Data Analysis
14 34 (19.21%) T-SQL
15 32 (18.08%) PostgreSQL
15 32 (18.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 32 (18.08%) Reference Data
16 30 (16.95%) PL/SQL
17 29 (16.38%) CSS
17 29 (16.38%) Master Data Management
18 26 (14.69%) VBA
18 26 (14.69%) JSON
19 24 (13.56%) Java
19 24 (13.56%) Test Automation

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 8 (4.52%) Exchange Server 2010
1 8 (4.52%) JBoss
1 8 (4.52%) MS Exchange
1 8 (4.52%) Oracle Service Bus
1 8 (4.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 8 (4.52%) Tomcat
1 8 (4.52%) WebSphere
2 6 (3.39%) SharePoint Server
3 5 (2.82%) Exchange Server 2003
3 5 (2.82%) Exchange Server 2007
3 5 (2.82%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (1.69%) IIS
4 3 (1.69%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.69%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (0.56%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.56%) Confluence
Applications
1 20 (11.30%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (10.73%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (2.82%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.56%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 9 (5.08%) Office 365
2 6 (3.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (3.39%) SaaS
3 4 (2.26%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.13%) GitHub
5 1 (0.56%) IaaS
5 1 (0.56%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (6.21%) DNS
1 11 (6.21%) SSL
2 6 (3.39%) Network Security
2 6 (3.39%) VPN
3 5 (2.82%) Firewall
4 4 (2.26%) ATM
5 3 (1.69%) FTP
5 3 (1.69%) Intrusion Detection
5 3 (1.69%) SMTP
5 3 (1.69%) Sourcefire
5 3 (1.69%) VLAN
6 2 (1.13%) Cisco Firepower
6 2 (1.13%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (0.56%) DHCP
7 1 (0.56%) Internet
7 1 (0.56%) LAN
7 1 (0.56%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.56%) VoIP
7 1 (0.56%) Wireless
7 1 (0.56%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (25.99%) SQL Server
2 32 (18.08%) PostgreSQL
2 32 (18.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 18 (10.17%) SQL Server 2016
3 18 (10.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 16 (9.04%) MS Access
5 14 (7.91%) Crystal Reports
6 12 (6.78%) Oracle Database
7 9 (5.08%) SQL Server 2012
8 8 (4.52%) Oracle Database 12c
9 7 (3.95%) Relational Database
10 6 (3.39%) RDBMS
10 6 (3.39%) SQL Server 2014
11 5 (2.82%) Data Warehouse
11 5 (2.82%) DB2
11 5 (2.82%) MySQL
12 3 (1.69%) SQL Server 2008
13 2 (1.13%) Power BI
13 2 (1.13%) SAP Data Services
13 2 (1.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 21 (11.86%) JIRA
2 16 (9.04%) Subversion
3 3 (1.69%) Visual Studio
4 2 (1.13%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.56%) Firebug
5 1 (0.56%) JMeter
5 1 (0.56%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.56%) The Grinder
General
1 17 (9.60%) Finance
2 13 (7.34%) Retail
3 7 (3.95%) Marketing
4 5 (2.82%) Back Office
5 4 (2.26%) Banking
6 1 (0.56%) Games
6 1 (0.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 48 (27.12%) Developer
2 26 (14.69%) SQL Developer
3 25 (14.12%) Support Engineer
4 24 (13.56%) Consultant
4 24 (13.56%) ETL Developer
5 22 (12.43%) Data Migration Developer
5 22 (12.43%) Oracle Developer
5 22 (12.43%) Oracle ETL Developer
5 22 (12.43%) PostgreSQL Developer
5 22 (12.43%) SQL Server Developer
6 21 (11.86%) IT Support
7 20 (11.30%) Analyst
7 20 (11.30%) IT Engineer
7 20 (11.30%) IT Support Engineer
8 19 (10.73%) Data Consultant
8 19 (10.73%) Data Migration Consultant
8 19 (10.73%) Data Migration Lead
8 19 (10.73%) Migration Consultant
9 13 (7.34%) Software Developer
10 11 (6.21%) Build Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (24.86%) XML
2 37 (20.90%) HTML
3 29 (16.38%) CSS
4 26 (14.69%) JSON
5 20 (11.30%) .NET
6 19 (10.73%) RESTful
7 18 (10.17%) XSD
8 15 (8.47%) .NET Framework
8 15 (8.47%) Web Services
9 14 (7.91%) ADO.NET
9 14 (7.91%) Entity Framework
10 10 (5.65%) J2EE
10 10 (5.65%) SOAP
11 8 (4.52%) HTML5
11 8 (4.52%) JSP
11 8 (4.52%) Spring
11 8 (4.52%) WSDL
12 6 (3.39%) jQuery
13 5 (2.82%) Java EE
13 5 (2.82%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 87 (49.15%) Analytical Skills
2 32 (18.08%) Reference Data
3 9 (5.08%) Fintech
4 5 (2.82%) EPoS
5 4 (2.26%) IBM Mainframe
5 4 (2.26%) Mainframe
6 3 (1.69%) Cyberattack
6 3 (1.69%) Cyberthreat
7 2 (1.13%) Driving Licence
7 2 (1.13%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.13%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.56%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.56%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 47 (26.55%) Windows
2 21 (11.86%) Windows 10
2 21 (11.86%) Windows 7
3 20 (11.30%) Windows Server 2008
4 16 (9.04%) Linux
5 13 (7.34%) Windows Server
6 7 (3.95%) Unix
7 4 (2.26%) zOS
8 1 (0.56%) AIX
8 1 (0.56%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.56%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (34.46%) Migration
2 53 (29.94%) ETL
3 51 (28.81%) Data Migration
4 39 (22.03%) Agile Software Development
5 36 (20.34%) TDD
6 34 (19.21%) Data Analysis
7 29 (16.38%) Master Data Management
8 24 (13.56%) Test Automation
9 22 (12.43%) BDD
9 22 (12.43%) Data Mapping
9 22 (12.43%) Scaled Agile Framework
10 19 (10.73%) OO
11 18 (10.17%) Computer Science
12 15 (8.47%) MVC
13 14 (7.91%) OOP
14 13 (7.34%) Line Management
15 11 (6.21%) Software Engineering
16 10 (5.65%) Continuous Integration
16 10 (5.65%) Data Management
16 10 (5.65%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 70 (39.55%) SQL
2 53 (29.94%) C#
3 37 (20.90%) JavaScript
4 34 (19.21%) T-SQL
5 30 (16.95%) PL/SQL
6 26 (14.69%) VBA
7 24 (13.56%) Java
8 17 (9.60%) C++
9 9 (5.08%) Python
10 8 (4.52%) PHP
10 8 (4.52%) PowerShell
11 7 (3.95%) Shell Script
12 5 (2.82%) ANSI SQL
13 4 (2.26%) Assembly Language
13 4 (2.26%) COBOL
14 3 (1.69%) Perl
15 2 (1.13%) C
16 1 (0.56%) AWK
Qualifications
1 51 (28.81%) Security Cleared
2 45 (25.42%) SC Cleared
3 17 (9.60%) Degree
4 8 (4.52%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (3.39%) CCNA
6 5 (2.82%) MBA
6 5 (2.82%) MCP
6 5 (2.82%) MCSA
6 5 (2.82%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (2.82%) PMI Certification
6 5 (2.82%) PMP
7 4 (2.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 3 (1.69%) CEH
8 3 (1.69%) GCFA
8 3 (1.69%) GCIA
8 3 (1.69%) GCIH
8 3 (1.69%) GREM
9 2 (1.13%) CCNP
9 2 (1.13%) Computer Science Degree
10 1 (0.56%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (29.94%) Data Quality
2 11 (6.21%) QA
3 4 (2.26%) PMO
4 3 (1.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 9 (5.08%) Active Directory
2 6 (3.39%) Hyper-V
3 5 (2.82%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.69%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.56%) Docker
Systems Management
1 11 (6.21%) SCCM
2 3 (1.69%) Ansible
2 3 (1.69%) vCenter Server
3 2 (1.13%) Terraform
4 1 (0.56%) Grafana
4 1 (0.56%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 41 (23.16%) Oracle
2 36 (20.34%) Microsoft
3 16 (9.04%) Talend
4 14 (7.91%) Salesforce.com
5 9 (5.08%) VMware
6 7 (3.95%) Sybase
7 6 (3.39%) Cisco
8 5 (2.82%) IBM
8 5 (2.82%) NEC
9 4 (2.26%) Blue Prism
9 4 (2.26%) Planview
10 3 (1.69%) AppDynamics
10 3 (1.69%) New Relic
11 2 (1.13%) CheckPoint
11 2 (1.13%) F5
11 2 (1.13%) Juniper
11 2 (1.13%) Palo Alto
11 2 (1.13%) SAP
12 1 (0.56%) Atlassian
12 1 (0.56%) Citrix