Period
to 17 November 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 17 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Problem-Solving
England > West Midlands
6 months to
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 18 21 20
Rank change year-on-year +3 -1 +4
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 798 890 998
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 9.46% 8.74% 8.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.42% 9.61% 9.52%
Number of salaries quoted 583 736 850
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £22,250 £21,250 £22,500
90th Percentile £66,250 £61,250 £60,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +3.45%

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 7,661 9,264 10,486
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 90.78% 91.00% 90.68%
Number of salaries quoted 5,814 7,536 8,217
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £63,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

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 17 November 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 17 November 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 -6 290 £43,500 +2.35% 75
Coventry +7 123 £45,000 -10.00% 14
Staffordshire +18 85 £37,500 +7.14% 36
Worcestershire +15 60 £44,000 +13.55% 18
Warwickshire +1 55 £42,500 +41.67% 15
Solihull -6 44 £38,500 +20.31% 9
Shropshire -1 36 £42,500 -17.87% 23
Sutton Coldfield -5 35 £40,000 -11.11% 3
Dudley -1 25 £26,000 -5.45%
Herefordshire -17 7 £90,000 +140.00% 4
Wolverhampton +2 5 £35,000 +12.90% 3
Halesowen +34 2 £24,000 -20.00% 1
West Bromwich +16 1 £50,000 +53.85% 1
Problem-Solving
England

For the 6 months to 17 November 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.

1 273 (34.21%) Analytical Skills
2 179 (22.43%) Microsoft
3 176 (22.06%) SQL
4 167 (20.93%) Agile Software Development
5 166 (20.80%) Degree
6 139 (17.42%) Windows
7 138 (17.29%) JavaScript
8 129 (16.17%) C#
9 116 (14.54%) Finance
10 113 (14.16%) SQL Server
11 106 (13.28%) .NET
12 105 (13.16%) HTML
13 100 (12.53%) Project Management
14 95 (11.90%) Java
14 95 (11.90%) Self-Motivation
15 93 (11.65%) Software Engineering
16 91 (11.40%) CSS
17 83 (10.40%) Continuous Improvement
18 82 (10.28%) ITIL
19 81 (10.15%) Scrum
20 73 (9.15%) Retail
20 73 (9.15%) Microsoft Azure
21 69 (8.65%) Linux
22 65 (8.15%) Service Management
23 63 (7.89%) Amazon AWS
24 58 (7.27%) Microsoft Excel
25 57 (7.14%) Internet
26 56 (7.02%) Microsoft Office
26 56 (7.02%) VMware
27 55 (6.89%) Data Protection

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 39 (4.89%) MS Exchange
2 32 (4.01%) SharePoint
3 17 (2.13%) CMS
4 12 (1.50%) Tomcat
5 11 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2010
6 8 (1.00%) Cloud Foundry
6 8 (1.00%) IIS
6 8 (1.00%) OpenStack
7 7 (0.88%) Apache
8 6 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2013
8 6 (0.75%) Skype for Business
9 5 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2003
9 5 (0.63%) WordPress
10 4 (0.50%) nginx
11 3 (0.38%) Confluence
11 3 (0.38%) Elasticsearch
11 3 (0.38%) SAS
11 3 (0.38%) SharePoint 2010
11 3 (0.38%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.13%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 58 (7.27%) Microsoft Excel
2 56 (7.02%) Microsoft Office
3 16 (2.01%) Simulink
4 15 (1.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 14 (1.75%) Microsoft Project
6 10 (1.25%) MS Visio
7 4 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.25%) Maya
9 1 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.13%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.13%) Pro/ENGINEER
9 1 (0.13%) PTC Creo
Business Applications
1 9 (1.13%) Magento
2 7 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.88%) Sentinel
3 6 (0.75%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (0.75%) Dynamics NAV
3 6 (0.75%) NetSuite
3 6 (0.75%) Remedy ITSM
4 5 (0.63%) assyst
4 5 (0.63%) INSURE/90
5 4 (0.50%) SAP APO
5 4 (0.50%) SAP IBP
5 4 (0.50%) SAP SCM
6 3 (0.38%) HFM
7 2 (0.25%) Hyperion Planning
7 2 (0.25%) Payment Gateway
7 2 (0.25%) SAP Business One
7 2 (0.25%) SAP CO
7 2 (0.25%) SAP FI
7 2 (0.25%) SAP FI/CO
7 2 (0.25%) SAP FSCM
Cloud Services
1 73 (9.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 63 (7.89%) Amazon AWS
3 43 (5.39%) Office 365
4 28 (3.51%) SaaS
5 26 (3.26%) PaaS
6 20 (2.51%) IaaS
7 17 (2.13%) AWS CloudFormation
7 17 (2.13%) Cloud Computing
8 14 (1.75%) GitHub
9 13 (1.63%) Google Cloud Platform
10 10 (1.25%) Amazon EC2
10 10 (1.25%) Amazon S3
11 8 (1.00%) npm
11 8 (1.00%) SuccessFactors
12 7 (0.88%) iPaaS
12 7 (0.88%) OpenShift
13 4 (0.50%) Amazon ELB
13 4 (0.50%) Heroku
13 4 (0.50%) Route 53
13 4 (0.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 57 (7.14%) Internet
2 45 (5.64%) Firewall
3 30 (3.76%) LAN
4 29 (3.63%) WAN
5 23 (2.88%) DNS
6 19 (2.38%) TCP/IP
7 13 (1.63%) Cisco ASA
7 13 (1.63%) WLAN
8 12 (1.50%) Wireless
9 11 (1.38%) DHCP
9 11 (1.38%) VoIP
10 9 (1.13%) Network Security
11 8 (1.00%) MPLS
11 8 (1.00%) SAN
11 8 (1.00%) VPN
12 7 (0.88%) ADSL
12 7 (0.88%) Cisco Nexus
12 7 (0.88%) VLAN
13 6 (0.75%) Ethernet
13 6 (0.75%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 113 (14.16%) SQL Server
2 39 (4.89%) MySQL
3 28 (3.51%) Relational Database
4 24 (3.01%) NoSQL
5 22 (2.76%) Big Data
5 22 (2.76%) SQL Server 2008
6 19 (2.38%) PostgreSQL
7 16 (2.01%) Data Warehouse
7 16 (2.01%) MongoDB
7 16 (2.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 15 (1.88%) SQL Server 2012
9 13 (1.63%) Power BI
10 12 (1.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 11 (1.38%) DB2
12 10 (1.25%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 7 (0.88%) Crystal Reports
13 7 (0.88%) MS Access
14 6 (0.75%) Amazon RDS
15 5 (0.63%) Spatial Data
16 4 (0.50%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 45 (5.64%) Git (software)
2 32 (4.01%) Visual Studio
3 19 (2.38%) Rational Rhapsody
4 14 (1.75%) Mercurial
5 11 (1.38%) Selenium
6 9 (1.13%) Team Foundation Server
6 9 (1.13%) Vagrant
7 8 (1.00%) Android Studio
7 8 (1.00%) Bower
7 8 (1.00%) PHPUnit
8 7 (0.88%) JIRA
9 6 (0.75%) Gitweb
9 6 (0.75%) Gradle
10 5 (0.63%) Jenkins
10 5 (0.63%) Maven
11 4 (0.50%) eCATT
11 4 (0.50%) JUnit
11 4 (0.50%) LSMW
11 4 (0.50%) NUnit
11 4 (0.50%) Protractor
General
1 116 (14.54%) Finance
2 73 (9.15%) Retail
3 50 (6.27%) Manufacturing
4 34 (4.26%) Automotive
5 33 (4.14%) Electronics
6 25 (3.13%) Publishing
7 24 (3.01%) Marketing
7 24 (3.01%) Telecoms
8 20 (2.51%) Law
9 17 (2.13%) Legal
10 11 (1.38%) Advertising
11 8 (1.00%) Financial Institution
12 7 (0.88%) Multimedia
13 6 (0.75%) Aerospace
13 6 (0.75%) Banking
13 6 (0.75%) Billing
14 5 (0.63%) Back Office
15 2 (0.25%) General Ledger
15 2 (0.25%) Local Government
16 1 (0.13%) Games
Job Titles
1 172 (21.55%) Developer
2 115 (14.41%) Analyst
3 59 (7.39%) Architect
4 54 (6.77%) Software Engineer
5 51 (6.39%) C# Developer
6 46 (5.76%) Consultant
7 38 (4.76%) Business Analyst
7 38 (4.76%) Software Developer
8 34 (4.26%) .NET Developer
9 28 (3.51%) Project Manager
9 28 (3.51%) Senior Developer
10 26 (3.26%) Solutions Architect
11 25 (3.13%) Support Analyst
11 25 (3.13%) Support Engineer
12 24 (3.01%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 23 (2.88%) Applications Support
14 22 (2.76%) C# Software Developer
15 21 (2.63%) C# .NET Developer
15 21 (2.63%) Lead Developer
15 21 (2.63%) Systems Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 106 (13.28%) .NET
2 105 (13.16%) HTML
3 91 (11.40%) CSS
4 49 (6.14%) ASP.NET
5 45 (5.64%) REST
6 41 (5.14%) SOAP
7 37 (4.64%) ASP.NET MVC
8 36 (4.51%) Web Services
9 33 (4.14%) HTML5
10 32 (4.01%) AngularJS
11 25 (3.13%) jQuery
12 22 (2.76%) CSS3
13 20 (2.51%) .NET Framework
13 20 (2.51%) RESTful
14 18 (2.26%) ASP.NET Web API
14 18 (2.26%) WPF
15 17 (2.13%) XML
16 16 (2.01%) Hibernate
16 16 (2.01%) Middleware
17 15 (1.88%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 273 (34.21%) Analytical Skills
2 95 (11.90%) Self-Motivation
3 51 (6.39%) Computer Science
4 43 (5.39%) Data Centre
4 43 (5.39%) Management Information System
5 36 (4.51%) Mobile App
6 31 (3.88%) Driving Licence
6 31 (3.88%) Enterprise Software
7 19 (2.38%) Client/Server
8 13 (1.63%) Enterprise Storage
9 12 (1.50%) Virtual Team
10 10 (1.25%) Internet of Things
11 9 (1.13%) Analytical Mindset
11 9 (1.13%) Linux Command Line
11 9 (1.13%) User Experience
12 8 (1.00%) PMI
12 8 (1.00%) Taxonomies
13 7 (0.88%) Greenfield Project
14 6 (0.75%) Video Conferencing
15 5 (0.63%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 139 (17.42%) Windows
2 69 (8.65%) Linux
3 44 (5.51%) Windows Server
4 28 (3.51%) Unix
5 25 (3.13%) Android
6 17 (2.13%) Apple iOS
7 15 (1.88%) Windows Server 2003
8 13 (1.63%) Windows Server 2008
9 12 (1.50%) Windows Server 2012
10 11 (1.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 11 (1.38%) Windows 7
11 8 (1.00%) Mac OS X
12 4 (0.50%) AIX
12 4 (0.50%) Solaris
12 4 (0.50%) Windows 10
12 4 (0.50%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.25%) CentOS
13 2 (0.25%) Windows XP
14 1 (0.13%) VMS
14 1 (0.13%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 167 (20.93%) Agile Software Development
2 100 (12.53%) Project Management
3 93 (11.65%) Software Engineering
4 83 (10.40%) Continuous Improvement
5 82 (10.28%) ITIL
6 81 (10.15%) Scrum
7 65 (8.15%) Service Management
8 55 (6.89%) Data Protection
9 51 (6.39%) Stakeholder Management
10 50 (6.27%) SDLC
11 49 (6.14%) Mathematics
12 48 (6.02%) Presales
12 48 (6.02%) PRINCE2
13 47 (5.89%) Microservices
14 46 (5.76%) Analytics
14 46 (5.76%) MVC
14 46 (5.76%) Web Development
15 45 (5.64%) OO
16 44 (5.51%) CRM
17 42 (5.26%) Customer Requirements
Programming Languages
1 176 (22.06%) SQL
2 138 (17.29%) JavaScript
3 129 (16.17%) C#
4 95 (11.90%) Java
5 54 (6.77%) Python
6 39 (4.89%) PHP
7 37 (4.64%) C++
8 32 (4.01%) T-SQL
9 27 (3.38%) C
10 23 (2.88%) PowerShell
11 21 (2.63%) Bash Shell
11 21 (2.63%) VB.NET
12 16 (2.01%) MATLAB
13 11 (1.38%) ABAP
14 10 (1.25%) VBA
15 9 (1.13%) TypeScript
16 8 (1.00%) Embedded C
16 8 (1.00%) R
16 8 (1.00%) Shell Script
17 7 (0.88%) Perl
Qualifications
1 166 (20.80%) Degree
2 44 (5.51%) Computer Science Degree
3 31 (3.88%) ISEB
4 25 (3.13%) Security Cleared
5 22 (2.76%) HND
5 22 (2.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 19 (2.38%) HNC
6 19 (2.38%) ISEB Practitioner
6 19 (2.38%) Microsoft Certification
7 18 (2.26%) Master's Degree
8 16 (2.01%) SC Cleared
9 10 (1.25%) MCITP
10 9 (1.13%) ITIL Certification
10 9 (1.13%) MCSA
10 9 (1.13%) PMI Certification
10 9 (1.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 9 (1.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 8 (1.00%) CCNA
11 8 (1.00%) Cisco Certification
12 6 (0.75%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (6.52%) SLA
2 49 (6.14%) GDPR
3 47 (5.89%) QA
4 16 (2.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 11 (1.38%) PMO
6 9 (1.13%) IEC 61131
7 8 (1.00%) PCI DSS
8 6 (0.75%) Cyber Essentials
8 6 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 5 (0.63%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 5 (0.63%) ISO 26262
10 3 (0.38%) PMBOK
11 2 (0.25%) Data Quality
11 2 (0.25%) DO-160
11 2 (0.25%) ISO 14001
11 2 (0.25%) ISO 9001
12 1 (0.13%) GxP
12 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 1 (0.13%) MiFID
12 1 (0.13%) P3O
System Software
1 51 (6.39%) Active Directory
2 40 (5.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (2.76%) Hyper-V
4 20 (2.51%) Docker
4 20 (2.51%) VMware ESXi
5 12 (1.50%) vSphere
6 8 (1.00%) XenApp
7 6 (0.75%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (0.50%) PowerHA
9 2 (0.25%) Firmware
10 1 (0.13%) NFS
10 1 (0.13%) PowerDNS
10 1 (0.13%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.13%) VMware GSX
Systems Management
1 18 (2.26%) Ansible
1 18 (2.26%) Opscode Chef
1 18 (2.26%) Puppet
2 11 (1.38%) Kubernetes
3 9 (1.13%) Packer
3 9 (1.13%) Terraform
4 8 (1.00%) Consul
5 4 (0.50%) McAfee ePO
5 4 (0.50%) SCCM
5 4 (0.50%) SCOM
6 3 (0.38%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (0.25%) Backup Exec
7 2 (0.25%) Cisco Prime
7 2 (0.25%) Cisco UCCE
7 2 (0.25%) Cisco UCCX
7 2 (0.25%) HP ALM
7 2 (0.25%) Microsoft Clustering
7 2 (0.25%) NetBackup
7 2 (0.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (0.25%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 179 (22.43%) Microsoft
2 56 (7.02%) VMware
3 45 (5.64%) SAP
4 35 (4.39%) Cisco
5 27 (3.38%) Google
6 24 (3.01%) NetApp
7 23 (2.88%) Dell
8 18 (2.26%) Citrix
8 18 (2.26%) Xamarin
9 16 (2.01%) Oracle
9 16 (2.01%) Remedy
9 16 (2.01%) ServiceNow
10 14 (1.75%) EqualLogic
10 14 (1.75%) HP
10 14 (1.75%) Salesforce.com
11 12 (1.50%) Atlassian
12 9 (1.13%) JD Edwards
12 9 (1.13%) Red Hat
13 8 (1.00%) IBM
14 7 (0.88%) Veeam