Period
to 27 May 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 27 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Problem-Solving
England > West Midlands
6 months to
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 15 27 22
Rank change year-on-year +12 -5 +8
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 942 739 916
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 10.04% 7.57% 7.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.19% 8.37% 8.49%
Number of salaries quoted 689 621 764
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £39,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% -5.06% +5.33%
10th Percentile £22,250 £21,250 £23,500
90th Percentile £57,500 £60,000 £60,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +4.65%

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 the West Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 8,416 8,830 10,794
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 89.66% 90.51% 89.54%
Number of salaries quoted 6,431 7,214 8,630
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.94% -4.71% +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%

Problem-Solving
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Problem-Solving in the West Midlands

Problem-Solving
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Salary trend for Problem-Solving in the West Midlands

Problem-Solving
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Problem-Solving in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 27 May 2018.

Salary histogram for Problem-Solving in the West Midlands

Problem-Solving
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Problem-Solving within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 27 May 2018. 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
Birmingham +11 346 £42,500 -5.56% 44
Warwickshire +19 148 £40,000 +53.85% 25
Staffordshire +9 109 £39,500 +25.40% 23
Coventry -8 106 £42,500 +6.25% 10
Solihull +18 54 £30,000 -11.76% 8
Worcestershire +13 47 £45,947 +24.18% 19
Wolverhampton +3 39 £31,000 - 4
Shropshire -3 19 £30,000 - 6
Dudley -1 9 £25,000 -16.67% 1
Sutton Coldfield -3 9 £37,500 -16.67% 2
Walsall -4 4 £35,500 +12.70%
Herefordshire +18 3 £44,000 +17.33% 3
Brierley Hill - 2 £35,000 - 1
Problem-Solving
England

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Problem-Solving.

1 329 (34.93%) Analytical Skills
2 273 (28.98%) SQL
3 258 (27.39%) Microsoft
4 250 (26.54%) Finance
5 209 (22.19%) Degree
6 204 (21.66%) Self-Motivation
7 184 (19.53%) SQL Server
8 171 (18.15%) Windows
9 166 (17.62%) .NET
10 149 (15.82%) C#
10 149 (15.82%) Agile Software Development
11 145 (15.39%) JavaScript
12 128 (13.59%) Manufacturing
13 120 (12.74%) Retail
14 117 (12.42%) SAP
15 113 (12.00%) HTML
16 105 (11.15%) MVC
17 100 (10.62%) ASP.NET
17 100 (10.62%) CSS
18 94 (9.98%) ITIL
19 93 (9.87%) Web Development
20 90 (9.55%) Java
21 89 (9.45%) Project Management
22 88 (9.34%) Continuous Improvement
23 84 (8.92%) SDLC
24 83 (8.81%) Business Intelligence
25 80 (8.49%) Software Engineering
26 78 (8.28%) CRM
27 76 (8.07%) Linux
28 74 (7.86%) Publishing

Problem-Solving
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 36 (3.82%) SharePoint
2 24 (2.55%) IIS
2 24 (2.55%) MS Exchange
3 17 (1.80%) WordPress
4 13 (1.38%) CMS
4 13 (1.38%) Drupal
5 11 (1.17%) MTS
6 10 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2010
6 10 (1.06%) NetWeaver
7 8 (0.85%) Apache
8 7 (0.74%) BizTalk Server
9 6 (0.64%) Anypoint
9 6 (0.64%) JBoss
10 4 (0.42%) SAS
10 4 (0.42%) Tomcat
11 3 (0.32%) Apache Spark
11 3 (0.32%) Elasticsearch
12 2 (0.21%) Apache Solr
12 2 (0.21%) MediaWiki
12 2 (0.21%) nginx
Applications
1 59 (6.26%) Microsoft Excel
2 57 (6.05%) Microsoft Office
3 16 (1.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (0.96%) Photoshop
5 8 (0.85%) Adobe Illustrator
5 8 (0.85%) Simulink
5 8 (0.85%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (0.53%) ProjectWise
6 5 (0.53%) Stateflow
7 4 (0.42%) MS Visio
8 3 (0.32%) CATIA
8 3 (0.32%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 48 (5.10%) Dynamics NAV
2 22 (2.34%) Dynamics AX
3 19 (2.02%) Dynamics CRM
4 17 (1.80%) Magento
4 17 (1.80%) SAP APO
5 16 (1.70%) SAP SCM
6 15 (1.59%) NetSuite
7 13 (1.38%) Shopify
8 12 (1.27%) JDE EnterpriseOne
8 12 (1.27%) Remedy ITSM
9 9 (0.96%) SAP CO
9 9 (0.96%) SAP FI
9 9 (0.96%) SAP FI/CO
10 7 (0.74%) SAP S/4HANA
11 6 (0.64%) SAP QM
11 6 (0.64%) Unit4 Business World
12 5 (0.53%) SAP CRM
12 5 (0.53%) SAP FSCM
12 5 (0.53%) SAP MM
12 5 (0.53%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 44 (4.67%) SaaS
2 35 (3.72%) Office 365
3 34 (3.61%) Microsoft Azure
4 17 (1.80%) Amazon AWS
5 15 (1.59%) Basecamp
6 14 (1.49%) Dynamics 365
7 12 (1.27%) Cloud Computing
8 10 (1.06%) GitHub
8 10 (1.06%) SuccessFactors
9 8 (0.85%) AdWords
10 5 (0.53%) Heroku
11 4 (0.42%) iPaaS
12 3 (0.32%) Amazon S3
12 3 (0.32%) AWS Lambda
12 3 (0.32%) CloudFront
12 3 (0.32%) Google Analytics
12 3 (0.32%) Google Cloud Platform
12 3 (0.32%) Google Tag Manager
12 3 (0.32%) Mimecast
12 3 (0.32%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 43 (4.56%) Internet
2 33 (3.50%) Firewall
3 28 (2.97%) LAN
4 23 (2.44%) WAN
5 18 (1.91%) DNS
6 14 (1.49%) SAN
7 13 (1.38%) DHCP
7 13 (1.38%) Network Security
8 11 (1.17%) VLAN
9 10 (1.06%) SSL
9 10 (1.06%) TCP/IP
9 10 (1.06%) Wireless
10 9 (0.96%) Hyperconnected
10 9 (0.96%) NAS
10 9 (0.96%) VPN
11 8 (0.85%) Broadband
11 8 (0.85%) Cisco ASA
11 8 (0.85%) Skype
12 7 (0.74%) MPLS
12 7 (0.74%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 184 (19.53%) SQL Server
2 43 (4.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 42 (4.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 38 (4.03%) SQL Server 2008
5 34 (3.61%) Data Warehouse
6 24 (2.55%) MySQL
6 24 (2.55%) Relational Database
7 16 (1.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 13 (1.38%) Oracle Database
9 11 (1.17%) GIS
10 10 (1.06%) RDBMS
11 9 (0.96%) NoSQL
11 9 (0.96%) Power BI
12 8 (0.85%) SQL Server 2014
13 7 (0.74%) Crystal Reports
13 7 (0.74%) DTS
14 6 (0.64%) Big Data
14 6 (0.64%) DB2
14 6 (0.64%) EDRMS
14 6 (0.64%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 27 (2.87%) Visual Studio
2 25 (2.65%) JIRA
3 21 (2.23%) Git (software)
4 16 (1.70%) Selenium
5 15 (1.59%) Android Studio
6 14 (1.49%) eCATT
6 14 (1.49%) LSMW
7 10 (1.06%) Jenkins
7 10 (1.06%) SpecFlow
8 8 (0.85%) TeamCity
9 7 (0.74%) Octopus Deploy
10 5 (0.53%) Mercurial
10 5 (0.53%) Oracle APEX
11 4 (0.42%) Rational Rhapsody
11 4 (0.42%) Team Foundation Server
12 3 (0.32%) Visual Website Optimizer
13 2 (0.21%) Bitbucket
13 2 (0.21%) GoCD
13 2 (0.21%) Jasmine
13 2 (0.21%) SoapUI
General
1 250 (26.54%) Finance
2 128 (13.59%) Manufacturing
3 120 (12.74%) Retail
4 74 (7.86%) Publishing
5 37 (3.93%) Marketing
6 26 (2.76%) Advertising
7 25 (2.65%) Legal
8 23 (2.44%) Automotive
9 18 (1.91%) Law
10 17 (1.80%) Billing
10 17 (1.80%) Telecoms
11 15 (1.59%) Local Government
12 11 (1.17%) Banking
13 9 (0.96%) Spanish Language
14 8 (0.85%) Back Office
14 8 (0.85%) Financial Institution
14 8 (0.85%) General Ledger
15 7 (0.74%) Electronics
16 6 (0.64%) French Language
16 6 (0.64%) German Language
Job Titles
1 231 (24.52%) Developer
2 170 (18.05%) Analyst
3 113 (12.00%) Consultant
4 71 (7.54%) .NET Developer
5 69 (7.32%) Architect
6 58 (6.16%) SAP Consultant
7 55 (5.84%) Applications Support
8 43 (4.56%) C# Developer
9 42 (4.46%) Support Engineer
10 41 (4.35%) Support Analyst
10 41 (4.35%) Web Developer
11 36 (3.82%) Business Analyst
11 36 (3.82%) Software Developer
12 34 (3.61%) ASP.NET Developer
13 33 (3.50%) Graduate
13 33 (3.50%) Software Engineer
14 29 (3.08%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
14 29 (3.08%) Dynamics NAV Consultant
14 29 (3.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 29 (3.08%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 166 (17.62%) .NET
2 113 (12.00%) HTML
3 100 (10.62%) ASP.NET
3 100 (10.62%) CSS
4 68 (7.22%) ASP.NET MVC
5 64 (6.79%) .NET Framework
6 63 (6.69%) ASP.NET Web API
7 61 (6.48%) jQuery
8 44 (4.67%) AngularJS
8 44 (4.67%) Entity Framework
9 34 (3.61%) Web Services
10 33 (3.50%) RESTful
11 27 (2.87%) CSS3
12 24 (2.55%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 23 (2.44%) Node.js
13 23 (2.44%) Spring
13 23 (2.44%) XML
14 22 (2.34%) HTML5
15 20 (2.12%) SAP Core Interface
16 18 (1.91%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 329 (34.93%) Analytical Skills
2 204 (21.66%) Self-Motivation
3 62 (6.58%) Computer Science
4 41 (4.35%) Management Information System
5 36 (3.82%) Mobile App
6 30 (3.18%) Data Centre
7 19 (2.02%) Driving Licence
7 19 (2.02%) User Experience
8 14 (1.49%) Data Structures
8 14 (1.49%) LIMS
9 13 (1.38%) Graphic Design
10 11 (1.17%) CMDB
10 11 (1.17%) Enterprise Software
11 10 (1.06%) Client/Server
11 10 (1.06%) Greenfield Project
11 10 (1.06%) Infotainment
12 9 (0.96%) Algorithms
12 9 (0.96%) Replication
13 8 (0.85%) Fintech
14 7 (0.74%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 171 (18.15%) Windows
2 76 (8.07%) Linux
3 66 (7.01%) Windows Server
4 28 (2.97%) Android
5 27 (2.87%) Unix
6 20 (2.12%) Windows Server 2008
7 14 (1.49%) Apple iOS
7 14 (1.49%) Windows 10
7 14 (1.49%) Windows 7
8 13 (1.38%) Windows 8
9 11 (1.17%) Mac OS
10 9 (0.96%) Windows Server 2012
11 8 (0.85%) Mac OS X
12 7 (0.74%) Windows XP
13 3 (0.32%) AIX
13 3 (0.32%) Solaris
14 2 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.21%) VMS
14 2 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
15 1 (0.11%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 149 (15.82%) Agile Software Development
2 105 (11.15%) MVC
3 94 (9.98%) ITIL
4 93 (9.87%) Web Development
5 89 (9.45%) Project Management
6 88 (9.34%) Continuous Improvement
7 84 (8.92%) SDLC
8 83 (8.81%) Business Intelligence
9 80 (8.49%) Software Engineering
10 78 (8.28%) CRM
11 72 (7.64%) Service Management
12 60 (6.37%) Integration Testing
13 55 (5.84%) Scrum
14 54 (5.73%) Analytics
15 51 (5.41%) Time Management
16 50 (5.31%) OO
17 48 (5.10%) Stakeholder Management
18 47 (4.99%) Customer Requirements
19 46 (4.88%) Change Management
20 44 (4.67%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 273 (28.98%) SQL
2 149 (15.82%) C#
3 145 (15.39%) JavaScript
4 90 (9.55%) Java
5 59 (6.26%) T-SQL
6 55 (5.84%) ABAP
7 48 (5.10%) PHP
8 44 (4.67%) Python
9 21 (2.23%) VB.NET
10 20 (2.12%) C
11 19 (2.02%) PowerShell
12 17 (1.80%) TypeScript
13 16 (1.70%) C++
14 9 (0.96%) Perl
15 8 (0.85%) MATLAB
15 8 (0.85%) R
15 8 (0.85%) Ruby
16 6 (0.64%) PL/SQL
16 6 (0.64%) VBA
17 5 (0.53%) SAPscript
Qualifications
1 209 (22.19%) Degree
2 45 (4.78%) Computer Science Degree
3 35 (3.72%) Security Cleared
4 33 (3.50%) ISEB
5 24 (2.55%) ITIL Certification
6 20 (2.12%) Microsoft Certification
6 20 (2.12%) SAP Certification
7 14 (1.49%) SC Cleared
8 13 (1.38%) ISTQB
9 11 (1.17%) ISEB Practitioner
9 11 (1.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 10 (1.06%) MCSE
11 9 (0.96%) Cisco Certification
12 8 (0.85%) CCNA
12 8 (0.85%) CCNP
13 7 (0.74%) CIPD
13 7 (0.74%) CISM
13 7 (0.74%) CISSP
13 7 (0.74%) HND
13 7 (0.74%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (4.14%) SLA
2 35 (3.72%) QA
3 14 (1.49%) Data Quality
3 14 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 13 (1.38%) PMO
5 9 (0.96%) GDPR
5 9 (0.96%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.53%) IEC 61131
6 5 (0.53%) MISRA
7 3 (0.32%) Cyber Essentials
7 3 (0.32%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 3 (0.32%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 2 (0.21%) ISO 26262
8 2 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 2 (0.21%) P3O
9 1 (0.11%) IFRS
9 1 (0.11%) IFRS 9
9 1 (0.11%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 72 (7.64%) Active Directory
2 23 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (1.27%) Hyper-V
4 11 (1.17%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (0.64%) vSphere
6 4 (0.42%) Docker
6 4 (0.42%) XenApp
7 3 (0.32%) Firmware
7 3 (0.32%) Forefront TMG
7 3 (0.32%) ISA Server
7 3 (0.32%) PowerHA
7 3 (0.32%) Virtual Servers
7 3 (0.32%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.21%) Apache Flume
8 2 (0.21%) NFS
9 1 (0.11%) VMware GSX
Systems Management
1 12 (1.27%) SCCM
2 10 (1.06%) Stealthwatch
3 7 (0.74%) Microsoft Intune
3 7 (0.74%) Puppet
4 6 (0.64%) Microsoft Clustering
5 5 (0.53%) McAfee ePO
6 4 (0.42%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (0.42%) Plesk
6 4 (0.42%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 3 (0.32%) NetVault Backup
8 2 (0.21%) Ansible
8 2 (0.21%) Cisco CUCM
8 2 (0.21%) Cisco Prime
8 2 (0.21%) Cisco UCCE
8 2 (0.21%) WSUS
9 1 (0.11%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.11%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.11%) Packer
9 1 (0.11%) QRadar
9 1 (0.11%) SCOM
Vendors
1 258 (27.39%) Microsoft
2 117 (12.42%) SAP
3 45 (4.78%) VMware
4 35 (3.72%) Oracle
5 32 (3.40%) Cisco
6 25 (2.65%) JD Edwards
7 20 (2.12%) Remedy
8 18 (1.91%) Adobe
9 15 (1.59%) Salesforce.com
10 14 (1.49%) Google
11 13 (1.38%) BMC
11 13 (1.38%) Tableau
11 13 (1.38%) Xamarin
12 10 (1.06%) ArcSight
12 10 (1.06%) Lancope
13 9 (0.96%) ServiceNow
14 8 (0.85%) Citrix
14 8 (0.85%) HP
14 8 (0.85%) SolarWinds
14 8 (0.85%) webMethods