Period
to 23 January 2019

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 23 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Problem-Solving
England > West Midlands
6 months to
23 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 17 19 22
Rank change year-on-year +2 +3 +2
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 820 932 836
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 10.47% 9.44% 8.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.47% 10.39% 8.71%
Number of salaries quoted 565 702 699
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £21,750 £22,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £60,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

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 7,147 8,966 9,596
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 91.22% 90.78% 91.99%
Number of salaries quoted 5,340 7,080 7,526
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £41,250 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% -0.60% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £25,500
90th Percentile £70,250 £67,500 £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 23 January 2019.

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 23 January 2019. 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 -8 276 £45,000 +5.88% 61
Coventry +21 135 £42,500 -15.00% 20
Worcestershire +25 108 £44,000 -6.38% 32
Staffordshire +12 101 £37,250 -0.67% 14
Warwickshire -3 56 £42,500 +11.11% 15
Solihull -4 49 £45,000 +50.00% 15
Shropshire +10 34 £55,000 +81.82% 14
Dudley 0 13 £32,500 +30.00% 1
Sutton Coldfield -5 9 £45,000 +38.46%
Herefordshire -16 7 £90,000 +140.00% 3
Halesowen +46 3 £24,000 -20.00% 3
Wolverhampton +2 2 £36,250 +16.94% 3
Walsall 0 2 £55,000 +49.66% 6
Stourbridge - 2 £45,000 - 5
Problem-Solving
England

For the 6 months to 23 January 2019, 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.

1 306 (37.32%) Analytical Skills
2 188 (22.93%) Degree
3 178 (21.71%) Microsoft
4 161 (19.63%) Agile Software Development
5 150 (18.29%) SQL
6 126 (15.37%) Software Engineering
7 123 (15.00%) Java
8 122 (14.88%) JavaScript
9 121 (14.76%) HTML
10 120 (14.63%) Windows
11 118 (14.39%) C#
12 111 (13.54%) Project Management
13 110 (13.41%) CSS
14 95 (11.59%) SQL Server
15 94 (11.46%) Scrum
16 90 (10.98%) Finance
17 89 (10.85%) Internet
18 84 (10.24%) Mathematics
19 81 (9.88%) ITIL
20 80 (9.76%) Amazon AWS
21 78 (9.51%) .NET
22 77 (9.39%) Analytics
23 75 (9.15%) Retail
24 73 (8.90%) Self-Motivation
25 70 (8.54%) Microsoft Azure
26 67 (8.17%) Stakeholder Management
26 67 (8.17%) Linux
27 62 (7.56%) UML
27 62 (7.56%) Continuous Improvement
28 61 (7.44%) SDLC

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 38 (4.63%) MS Exchange
2 30 (3.66%) SharePoint
3 24 (2.93%) CMS
4 20 (2.44%) Tomcat
5 13 (1.59%) Skype for Business
6 12 (1.46%) Exchange Server 2003
7 9 (1.10%) IIS
8 8 (0.98%) Cloud Foundry
8 8 (0.98%) OpenStack
9 6 (0.73%) Apache
9 6 (0.73%) Confluence
9 6 (0.73%) WordPress
10 5 (0.61%) SAS
10 5 (0.61%) SharePoint Server
11 4 (0.49%) nginx
11 4 (0.49%) SharePoint 2010
12 3 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2010
13 2 (0.24%) Drupal
13 2 (0.24%) Kinematics
13 2 (0.24%) WebSphere
Applications
1 51 (6.22%) Microsoft Office
2 45 (5.49%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (1.59%) Microsoft Project
4 9 (1.10%) MS Visio
5 8 (0.98%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 8 (0.98%) Simulink
6 4 (0.49%) SPSS
7 2 (0.24%) Maya
7 2 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.24%) Windchill
8 1 (0.12%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 12 (1.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (1.22%) Magento
3 6 (0.73%) Dynamics NAV
3 6 (0.73%) Raiser's Edge
4 5 (0.61%) INSURE/90
4 5 (0.61%) SAP CRM
5 4 (0.49%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.49%) NetSuite
5 4 (0.49%) SAP IBP
5 4 (0.49%) SAP SCM
6 3 (0.37%) HFM
6 3 (0.37%) Hyperion Planning
6 3 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
6 3 (0.37%) Sentinel
7 2 (0.24%) ENOVIA
7 2 (0.24%) Oracle ERP
7 2 (0.24%) Oracle Payables
7 2 (0.24%) SAP Business One
7 2 (0.24%) SAP ERP
7 2 (0.24%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 80 (9.76%) Amazon AWS
2 70 (8.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 45 (5.49%) Office 365
4 34 (4.15%) PaaS
5 29 (3.54%) SaaS
6 28 (3.41%) IaaS
7 19 (2.32%) AWS CloudFormation
8 16 (1.95%) Cloud Computing
9 14 (1.71%) GitHub
9 14 (1.71%) Google Cloud Platform
10 10 (1.22%) Amazon EC2
10 10 (1.22%) Amazon S3
10 10 (1.22%) npm
11 9 (1.10%) OneDrive
12 7 (0.85%) Google Play
12 7 (0.85%) iPaaS
12 7 (0.85%) OpenShift
13 4 (0.49%) Amazon ELB
13 4 (0.49%) Route 53
13 4 (0.49%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 89 (10.85%) Internet
2 48 (5.85%) Firewall
3 31 (3.78%) DNS
4 25 (3.05%) LAN
4 25 (3.05%) TCP/IP
5 21 (2.56%) WLAN
6 18 (2.20%) MPLS
6 18 (2.20%) WAN
7 17 (2.07%) Wireless
8 15 (1.83%) DHCP
9 14 (1.71%) VLAN
10 13 (1.59%) SAN
10 13 (1.59%) VoIP
11 12 (1.46%) Kerberos
11 12 (1.46%) NAS
11 12 (1.46%) SNMP
12 11 (1.34%) Skype
13 10 (1.22%) Cisco ASA
13 10 (1.22%) Network Security
14 8 (0.98%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 95 (11.59%) SQL Server
2 46 (5.61%) Big Data
3 41 (5.00%) MySQL
4 23 (2.80%) Relational Database
5 22 (2.68%) NoSQL
6 20 (2.44%) Power BI
7 19 (2.32%) Data Warehouse
7 19 (2.32%) PostgreSQL
8 16 (1.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 15 (1.83%) MongoDB
10 12 (1.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 11 (1.34%) DB2
12 10 (1.22%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 8 (0.98%) QlikView
14 6 (0.73%) Amazon RDS
14 6 (0.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 5 (0.61%) MS Access
16 4 (0.49%) BusinessObjects
16 4 (0.49%) Crystal Reports
16 4 (0.49%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 47 (5.73%) Git (software)
2 21 (2.56%) Visual Studio
3 15 (1.83%) JIRA
4 14 (1.71%) Selenium
5 13 (1.59%) Mercurial
5 13 (1.59%) Rational Rhapsody
6 12 (1.46%) Gitweb
6 12 (1.46%) Gradle
7 11 (1.34%) Vagrant
8 10 (1.22%) Bower
8 10 (1.22%) PHPUnit
9 9 (1.10%) Jenkins
9 9 (1.10%) Team Foundation Server
10 7 (0.85%) JUnit
10 7 (0.85%) Maven
10 7 (0.85%) NUnit
10 7 (0.85%) Protractor
11 5 (0.61%) Mockito
11 5 (0.61%) SoapUI
12 3 (0.37%) Cucumber
General
1 90 (10.98%) Finance
2 75 (9.15%) Retail
3 54 (6.59%) Telecoms
4 48 (5.85%) Automotive
5 33 (4.02%) Marketing
6 27 (3.29%) Aerospace
7 26 (3.17%) Electronics
8 23 (2.80%) Manufacturing
9 14 (1.71%) Law
10 10 (1.22%) Legal
11 8 (0.98%) Advertising
12 7 (0.85%) Banking
13 6 (0.73%) Financial Institution
13 6 (0.73%) Pharmaceutical
14 5 (0.61%) Publishing
15 4 (0.49%) General Ledger
16 3 (0.37%) Games
16 3 (0.37%) Local Government
17 1 (0.12%) Billing
17 1 (0.12%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 198 (24.15%) Developer
2 143 (17.44%) Analyst
3 62 (7.56%) Software Engineer
4 52 (6.34%) Business Analyst
4 52 (6.34%) C# Developer
5 51 (6.22%) Architect
6 36 (4.39%) Consultant
7 34 (4.15%) Software Developer
8 33 (4.02%) Project Manager
9 26 (3.17%) .NET Developer
10 25 (3.05%) Senior Developer
11 24 (2.93%) Solutions Architect
11 24 (2.93%) Support Analyst
12 23 (2.80%) Java Developer
12 23 (2.80%) Network Engineer
12 23 (2.80%) Support Engineer
13 21 (2.56%) C++ Software Engineer
13 21 (2.56%) Junior
13 21 (2.56%) SQL Developer
14 20 (2.44%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 121 (14.76%) HTML
2 110 (13.41%) CSS
3 78 (9.51%) .NET
4 43 (5.24%) AngularJS
4 43 (5.24%) SOAP
4 43 (5.24%) Web Services
5 41 (5.00%) REST
6 40 (4.88%) ASP.NET
7 38 (4.63%) HTML5
8 32 (3.90%) Spring
9 28 (3.41%) jQuery
10 26 (3.17%) ASP.NET MVC
11 21 (2.56%) Middleware
12 19 (2.32%) XML
13 18 (2.20%) JSON
14 17 (2.07%) CSS3
15 15 (1.83%) RESTful
16 13 (1.59%) Hibernate
16 13 (1.59%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 12 (1.46%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 306 (37.32%) Analytical Skills
2 73 (8.90%) Self-Motivation
3 54 (6.59%) Management Information System
4 46 (5.61%) Internet of Things
5 40 (4.88%) Mobile App
6 32 (3.90%) Data Centre
7 30 (3.66%) Driving Licence
8 28 (3.41%) User Experience
9 23 (2.80%) Enterprise Software
10 18 (2.20%) Greenfield Project
11 16 (1.95%) Enterprise Storage
12 14 (1.71%) Client/Server
13 12 (1.46%) Algorithms
14 11 (1.34%) Virtual Team
15 8 (0.98%) Public Cloud
15 8 (0.98%) Taxonomies
16 7 (0.85%) Cyberattack
16 7 (0.85%) PMI
17 5 (0.61%) Analytical Mindset
17 5 (0.61%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 120 (14.63%) Windows
2 67 (8.17%) Linux
3 35 (4.27%) Windows Server
4 27 (3.29%) Android
5 26 (3.17%) Apple iOS
6 20 (2.44%) Unix
7 18 (2.20%) Windows Server 2003
8 13 (1.59%) Windows Server 2008
9 12 (1.46%) Windows Server 2012
10 9 (1.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 8 (0.98%) Windows 7
12 7 (0.85%) Windows 10
13 5 (0.61%) Windows 8
14 3 (0.37%) AIX
14 3 (0.37%) CentOS
14 3 (0.37%) DC/OS
14 3 (0.37%) Solaris
14 3 (0.37%) Ubuntu
15 2 (0.24%) Mac OS
15 2 (0.24%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 161 (19.63%) Agile Software Development
2 126 (15.37%) Software Engineering
3 111 (13.54%) Project Management
4 94 (11.46%) Scrum
5 84 (10.24%) Mathematics
6 81 (9.88%) ITIL
7 77 (9.39%) Analytics
8 67 (8.17%) Stakeholder Management
9 62 (7.56%) Continuous Improvement
9 62 (7.56%) UML
10 61 (7.44%) SDLC
11 59 (7.20%) Data Protection
12 55 (6.71%) Line Management
13 52 (6.34%) Customer Requirements
14 51 (6.22%) Computer Science
14 51 (6.22%) Data Analysis
15 50 (6.10%) Business Intelligence
15 50 (6.10%) Service Management
16 48 (5.85%) Data Analytics
16 48 (5.85%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 150 (18.29%) SQL
2 123 (15.00%) Java
3 122 (14.88%) JavaScript
4 118 (14.39%) C#
5 54 (6.59%) C++
6 52 (6.34%) C
7 42 (5.12%) Python
8 37 (4.51%) PHP
9 23 (2.80%) T-SQL
10 21 (2.56%) PowerShell
11 17 (2.07%) Bash Shell
11 17 (2.07%) TypeScript
12 15 (1.83%) R
13 14 (1.71%) MATLAB
14 10 (1.22%) VB.NET
15 8 (0.98%) Shell Script
16 7 (0.85%) VBA
17 6 (0.73%) ABAP
17 6 (0.73%) Perl
18 5 (0.61%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 188 (22.93%) Degree
2 51 (6.22%) Security Cleared
3 46 (5.61%) SC Cleared
4 30 (3.66%) Computer Science Degree
5 20 (2.44%) ISEB
5 20 (2.44%) Microsoft Certification
6 15 (1.83%) MCITP
7 14 (1.71%) Cisco Certification
7 14 (1.71%) ISEB Practitioner
8 13 (1.59%) HND
8 13 (1.59%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 11 (1.34%) CCNA
9 11 (1.34%) HNC
10 10 (1.22%) Master's Degree
11 8 (0.98%) CCNP
11 8 (0.98%) PMI Certification
12 6 (0.73%) DV Cleared
12 6 (0.73%) ITIL Certification
12 6 (0.73%) PhD
13 5 (0.61%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (6.95%) SLA
2 53 (6.46%) GDPR
2 53 (6.46%) QA
3 15 (1.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (1.10%) PMO
5 6 (0.73%) Data Quality
5 6 (0.73%) ISO 26262
6 5 (0.61%) IEC 61131
7 4 (0.49%) PCI DSS
8 3 (0.37%) PMBOK
9 2 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials
9 2 (0.24%) DO-160
9 2 (0.24%) ISO 14001
9 2 (0.24%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 1 (0.12%) GxP
System Software
1 55 (6.71%) Active Directory
2 40 (4.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (3.17%) Hyper-V
4 21 (2.56%) Docker
5 11 (1.34%) Virtual Machines
6 7 (0.85%) vSphere
7 6 (0.73%) Firmware
7 6 (0.73%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (0.49%) XenApp
9 3 (0.37%) PowerHA
9 3 (0.37%) VirtualBox
10 2 (0.24%) BitLocker
10 2 (0.24%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 19 (2.32%) Ansible
1 19 (2.32%) Opscode Chef
1 19 (2.32%) Puppet
2 12 (1.46%) Kubernetes
3 11 (1.34%) Packer
3 11 (1.34%) Terraform
4 8 (0.98%) Consul
4 8 (0.98%) SCOM
5 6 (0.73%) Cisco Prime
5 6 (0.73%) SCCM
6 5 (0.61%) McAfee ePO
7 4 (0.49%) Norton AntiVirus
8 3 (0.37%) Docker Swarm
9 2 (0.24%) Cisco UCCE
9 2 (0.24%) Cisco UCCX
9 2 (0.24%) NetBackup
9 2 (0.24%) SCVMM
9 2 (0.24%) SELinux
9 2 (0.24%) vCenter Server
9 2 (0.24%) WSUS
Vendors
1 178 (21.71%) Microsoft
2 55 (6.71%) VMware
3 34 (4.15%) Google
4 33 (4.02%) Cisco
4 33 (4.02%) SAP
5 30 (3.66%) Dell
6 22 (2.68%) NetApp
7 16 (1.95%) Atlassian
7 16 (1.95%) EqualLogic
8 15 (1.83%) Oracle
9 12 (1.46%) Citrix
9 12 (1.46%) HP
9 12 (1.46%) JDA
9 12 (1.46%) ServiceNow
10 11 (1.34%) Avaya
11 10 (1.22%) Tableau
12 9 (1.10%) McAfee
13 8 (0.98%) IBM
13 8 (0.98%) SolarWinds
14 7 (0.85%) MobileIron