Period
to 21 July 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 21 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Problem-Solving
England > West Midlands
6 months to
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 17 23 21
Rank change year-on-year +6 -2 +5
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 902 829 983
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 9.59% 8.18% 7.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.68% 9.03% 8.87%
Number of salaries quoted 679 704 830
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% - +5.63%
10th Percentile £22,000 £21,250 £22,975
90th Percentile £56,250 £60,000 £61,250
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +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 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 8,442 9,176 11,079
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 89.76% 90.57% 89.50%
Number of salaries quoted 6,499 7,602 8,725
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -1.23% +1.25%
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,900 £24,285
90th Percentile £67,100 £61,250 £66,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 21 July 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 21 July 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 +3 343 £42,500 -5.56% 51
Warwickshire +8 100 £40,000 +53.85% 29
Coventry -4 100 £40,375 -10.28% 21
Staffordshire +12 93 £40,000 +33.33% 20
Solihull +12 51 £36,250 +6.62% 2
Worcestershire +21 50 £45,000 +28.57% 17
Sutton Coldfield +1 33 £40,000 -11.11% 1
Wolverhampton +7 32 £32,000 +3.23% 4
Shropshire +6 31 £30,000 -14.29% 13
Dudley +3 22 £24,500 -18.33% 1
Herefordshire +21 4 £44,000 +17.33% 4
Walsall -5 2 £32,000 +1.59%
West Bromwich +9 1 £50,000 +21.21%
Problem-Solving
England

For the 6 months to 21 July 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.

1 305 (33.81%) Analytical Skills
2 256 (28.38%) SQL
3 228 (25.28%) Microsoft
4 208 (23.06%) Finance
5 200 (22.17%) Degree
6 177 (19.62%) Self-Motivation
7 174 (19.29%) Windows
8 168 (18.63%) C#
9 167 (18.51%) SQL Server
10 155 (17.18%) .NET
11 149 (16.52%) Agile Software Development
12 145 (16.08%) JavaScript
13 103 (11.42%) Project Management
14 102 (11.31%) ITIL
15 99 (10.98%) Manufacturing
16 95 (10.53%) HTML
17 94 (10.42%) SAP
17 94 (10.42%) Retail
18 92 (10.20%) Service Management
19 85 (9.42%) Software Engineering
19 85 (9.42%) Continuous Improvement
20 82 (9.09%) SDLC
21 81 (8.98%) CSS
22 80 (8.87%) MVC
23 79 (8.76%) ASP.NET
24 77 (8.54%) Web Development
24 77 (8.54%) Windows Server
25 76 (8.43%) CRM
26 71 (7.87%) Active Directory
27 69 (7.65%) Microsoft Excel

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 49 (5.43%) SharePoint
2 29 (3.22%) MS Exchange
3 27 (2.99%) IIS
4 15 (1.66%) Exchange Server 2010
5 11 (1.22%) MTS
6 9 (1.00%) Apache
7 7 (0.78%) NetWeaver
8 6 (0.67%) Anypoint
8 6 (0.67%) BizTalk Server
8 6 (0.67%) JBoss
8 6 (0.67%) WordPress
9 5 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2013
10 4 (0.44%) CMS
10 4 (0.44%) Elasticsearch
10 4 (0.44%) Tomcat
11 3 (0.33%) MediaWiki
11 3 (0.33%) SAS
12 2 (0.22%) Apache Spark
12 2 (0.22%) Drupal
12 2 (0.22%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 69 (7.65%) Microsoft Excel
2 67 (7.43%) Microsoft Office
3 20 (2.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 13 (1.44%) Simulink
5 11 (1.22%) Microsoft Project
6 8 (0.89%) MS Visio
6 8 (0.89%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.55%) ProjectWise
7 5 (0.55%) Stateflow
8 3 (0.33%) Adobe Illustrator
8 3 (0.33%) CATIA
8 3 (0.33%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.11%) Pro/ENGINEER
9 1 (0.11%) PTC Creo
Business Applications
1 21 (2.33%) Dynamics NAV
2 20 (2.22%) Dynamics AX
3 18 (2.00%) Dynamics CRM
4 16 (1.77%) NetSuite
5 14 (1.55%) Remedy ITSM
5 14 (1.55%) SAP APO
6 11 (1.22%) SAP SCM
7 6 (0.67%) assyst
7 6 (0.67%) SAP S/4HANA
7 6 (0.67%) Sentinel
7 6 (0.67%) Unit4 Business World
8 5 (0.55%) Magento
9 4 (0.44%) JDE EnterpriseOne
10 3 (0.33%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
10 3 (0.33%) SAP CO
10 3 (0.33%) SAP CRM
10 3 (0.33%) SAP FI
10 3 (0.33%) SAP FI/CO
10 3 (0.33%) SAP PM
10 3 (0.33%) SAP QM
Cloud Services
1 59 (6.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 45 (4.99%) Office 365
3 38 (4.21%) SaaS
4 19 (2.11%) Amazon AWS
5 17 (1.88%) Cloud Computing
6 15 (1.66%) GitHub
7 12 (1.33%) SuccessFactors
8 10 (1.11%) Dynamics 365
9 6 (0.67%) Heroku
10 4 (0.44%) Google Analytics
10 4 (0.44%) Google Tag Manager
10 4 (0.44%) iPaaS
11 3 (0.33%) Amazon S3
11 3 (0.33%) AWS Lambda
11 3 (0.33%) Basecamp
11 3 (0.33%) CloudFront
11 3 (0.33%) Mimecast
11 3 (0.33%) Serverless
12 2 (0.22%) OpenShift
12 2 (0.22%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 39 (4.32%) Internet
2 28 (3.10%) LAN
3 27 (2.99%) WAN
4 24 (2.66%) Firewall
5 21 (2.33%) DNS
6 14 (1.55%) DHCP
7 12 (1.33%) Cisco ASA
7 12 (1.33%) Network Security
7 12 (1.33%) TCP/IP
8 11 (1.22%) SAN
9 8 (0.89%) Skype
9 8 (0.89%) SSL
10 7 (0.78%) HTTP
10 7 (0.78%) VPN
10 7 (0.78%) Wireless
11 6 (0.67%) SMS
11 6 (0.67%) VLAN
12 5 (0.55%) VoIP
13 4 (0.44%) DMZ
14 3 (0.33%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 167 (18.51%) SQL Server
2 48 (5.32%) SQL Server 2008
3 35 (3.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 35 (3.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 31 (3.44%) Relational Database
5 23 (2.55%) Data Warehouse
6 20 (2.22%) MySQL
7 14 (1.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 13 (1.44%) NoSQL
9 12 (1.33%) Oracle Database
10 11 (1.22%) SQL Server 2012
11 10 (1.11%) GIS
12 9 (1.00%) Crystal Reports
12 9 (1.00%) DTS
13 8 (0.89%) Power BI
13 8 (0.89%) Spatial Data
14 7 (0.78%) PostgreSQL
15 6 (0.67%) EDRMS
15 6 (0.67%) RDBMS
16 5 (0.55%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 31 (3.44%) Visual Studio
2 28 (3.10%) Git (software)
3 15 (1.66%) Selenium
4 12 (1.33%) Android Studio
4 12 (1.33%) JIRA
5 10 (1.11%) Mercurial
5 10 (1.11%) SpecFlow
5 10 (1.11%) TeamCity
6 9 (1.00%) Jenkins
6 9 (1.00%) Octopus Deploy
6 9 (1.00%) Rational Rhapsody
7 8 (0.89%) eCATT
7 8 (0.89%) LSMW
8 6 (0.67%) Oracle APEX
9 5 (0.55%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (0.33%) Visual Studio Team System
10 3 (0.33%) Visual Website Optimizer
11 2 (0.22%) Bitbucket
11 2 (0.22%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 2 (0.22%) WATIR
General
1 208 (23.06%) Finance
2 99 (10.98%) Manufacturing
3 94 (10.42%) Retail
4 56 (6.21%) Publishing
5 31 (3.44%) Automotive
5 31 (3.44%) Marketing
6 28 (3.10%) Legal
7 25 (2.77%) Law
8 19 (2.11%) Electronics
9 15 (1.66%) Local Government
10 14 (1.55%) Telecoms
11 13 (1.44%) Advertising
11 13 (1.44%) Billing
12 11 (1.22%) Financial Institution
13 10 (1.11%) Multimedia
13 10 (1.11%) Spanish Language
14 9 (1.00%) Back Office
14 9 (1.00%) Banking
15 4 (0.44%) French Language
15 4 (0.44%) German Language
Job Titles
1 198 (21.95%) Developer
2 142 (15.74%) Analyst
3 73 (8.09%) Consultant
4 72 (7.98%) Architect
5 56 (6.21%) .NET Developer
6 54 (5.99%) C# Developer
7 51 (5.65%) Software Engineer
8 49 (5.43%) Applications Support
9 40 (4.43%) Software Developer
10 39 (4.32%) Support Engineer
11 35 (3.88%) Web Developer
12 33 (3.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 32 (3.55%) Support Analyst
14 30 (3.33%) Graduate
15 29 (3.22%) C# .NET Developer
15 29 (3.22%) SAP Consultant
15 29 (3.22%) Solutions Architect
16 28 (3.10%) Junior
17 27 (2.99%) ASP.NET Developer
17 27 (2.99%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 155 (17.18%) .NET
2 95 (10.53%) HTML
3 81 (8.98%) CSS
4 79 (8.76%) ASP.NET
5 61 (6.76%) ASP.NET MVC
6 48 (5.32%) .NET Framework
7 42 (4.66%) jQuery
8 39 (4.32%) ASP.NET Web API
9 34 (3.77%) AngularJS
10 30 (3.33%) RESTful
11 29 (3.22%) CSS3
12 28 (3.10%) Entity Framework
13 25 (2.77%) XML
14 22 (2.44%) Web Services
15 21 (2.33%) HTML5
16 19 (2.11%) Hibernate
17 17 (1.88%) Node.js
18 15 (1.66%) KnockoutJS
18 15 (1.66%) SAP Core Interface
19 14 (1.55%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 305 (33.81%) Analytical Skills
2 177 (19.62%) Self-Motivation
3 60 (6.65%) Computer Science
4 46 (5.10%) Management Information System
5 45 (4.99%) Data Centre
6 37 (4.10%) Mobile App
7 23 (2.55%) Driving Licence
8 17 (1.88%) Enterprise Software
9 16 (1.77%) Client/Server
9 16 (1.77%) User Experience
10 12 (1.33%) Analytical Mindset
11 10 (1.11%) Algorithms
12 9 (1.00%) Fintech
12 9 (1.00%) Virtual Team
13 8 (0.89%) CMDB
13 8 (0.89%) Infotainment
13 8 (0.89%) LIMS
13 8 (0.89%) Video Conferencing
14 7 (0.78%) 3D Graphics
14 7 (0.78%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 174 (19.29%) Windows
2 77 (8.54%) Windows Server
3 64 (7.10%) Linux
4 24 (2.66%) Windows Server 2008
5 23 (2.55%) Android
6 21 (2.33%) Unix
7 14 (1.55%) Mac OS X
8 13 (1.44%) Apple iOS
8 13 (1.44%) Windows 7
8 13 (1.44%) Windows Server 2012
9 10 (1.11%) Windows 10
10 7 (0.78%) Windows 8
11 6 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 6 (0.67%) Windows Server 2003
12 5 (0.55%) Windows XP
13 4 (0.44%) AIX
13 4 (0.44%) Solaris
14 2 (0.22%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.22%) VMS
15 1 (0.11%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 149 (16.52%) Agile Software Development
2 103 (11.42%) Project Management
3 102 (11.31%) ITIL
4 92 (10.20%) Service Management
5 85 (9.42%) Continuous Improvement
5 85 (9.42%) Software Engineering
6 82 (9.09%) SDLC
7 80 (8.87%) MVC
8 77 (8.54%) Web Development
9 76 (8.43%) CRM
10 62 (6.87%) Business Intelligence
11 56 (6.21%) Integration Testing
12 55 (6.10%) Presales
13 53 (5.88%) OO
14 52 (5.76%) Time Management
15 48 (5.32%) Change Management
16 45 (4.99%) PRINCE2
16 45 (4.99%) Test Automation
17 44 (4.88%) Business Analysis
17 44 (4.88%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 256 (28.38%) SQL
2 168 (18.63%) C#
3 145 (16.08%) JavaScript
4 64 (7.10%) Java
4 64 (7.10%) T-SQL
5 41 (4.55%) Python
6 33 (3.66%) ABAP
7 32 (3.55%) VB.NET
8 31 (3.44%) PHP
9 29 (3.22%) C++
10 28 (3.10%) PowerShell
11 15 (1.66%) C
12 13 (1.44%) MATLAB
13 11 (1.22%) TypeScript
14 9 (1.00%) Perl
15 7 (0.78%) Bash Shell
16 6 (0.67%) Apex Code
17 5 (0.55%) Embedded C
17 5 (0.55%) R
17 5 (0.55%) VBA
Qualifications
1 200 (22.17%) Degree
2 47 (5.21%) Computer Science Degree
3 38 (4.21%) ISEB
4 34 (3.77%) Security Cleared
5 28 (3.10%) Microsoft Certification
6 27 (2.99%) ITIL Certification
7 21 (2.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 18 (2.00%) ISEB Practitioner
9 16 (1.77%) HND
10 15 (1.66%) SAP Certification
11 14 (1.55%) MCSE
12 13 (1.44%) Master's Degree
13 12 (1.33%) SC Cleared
14 11 (1.22%) CISM
14 11 (1.22%) CISSP
14 11 (1.22%) HNC
15 10 (1.11%) MCP
16 9 (1.00%) ISTQB
16 9 (1.00%) MCSA
17 7 (0.78%) CIPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (4.55%) SLA
2 35 (3.88%) QA
3 22 (2.44%) GDPR
4 14 (1.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 11 (1.22%) Data Quality
5 11 (1.22%) PCI DSS
6 10 (1.11%) PMO
7 9 (1.00%) IEC 61131
8 6 (0.67%) Cyber Essentials
8 6 (0.67%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 6 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 5 (0.55%) MISRA
10 3 (0.33%) P3O
11 2 (0.22%) ISO 26262
11 2 (0.22%) ISO 9001
11 2 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 1 (0.11%) IFRS
12 1 (0.11%) IFRS 9
12 1 (0.11%) MiFID
System Software
1 71 (7.87%) Active Directory
2 23 (2.55%) VMware ESXi
3 22 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (0.89%) Hyper-V
4 8 (0.89%) vSphere
4 8 (0.89%) XenApp
5 5 (0.55%) Docker
6 4 (0.44%) PowerHA
7 3 (0.33%) Firmware
7 3 (0.33%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.22%) VMware GSX
9 1 (0.11%) Apache Flume
9 1 (0.11%) Forefront TMG
9 1 (0.11%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.11%) NFS
9 1 (0.11%) PowerDNS
9 1 (0.11%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.11%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 12 (1.33%) SCCM
2 8 (0.89%) Puppet
3 7 (0.78%) Stealthwatch
4 6 (0.67%) Microsoft Intune
5 5 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (0.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 4 (0.44%) McAfee ePO
6 4 (0.44%) NetVault Backup
6 4 (0.44%) Plesk
7 3 (0.33%) Ansible
7 3 (0.33%) Backup Exec
7 3 (0.33%) Microsoft Clustering
7 3 (0.33%) WSUS
8 1 (0.11%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.11%) Kubernetes
8 1 (0.11%) Nagios
8 1 (0.11%) Packer
8 1 (0.11%) SCOM
8 1 (0.11%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.11%) Terraform
Vendors
1 228 (25.28%) Microsoft
2 94 (10.42%) SAP
3 50 (5.54%) VMware
4 35 (3.88%) Cisco
5 31 (3.44%) Oracle
6 28 (3.10%) Remedy
7 27 (2.99%) Xamarin
8 21 (2.33%) JD Edwards
9 18 (2.00%) Salesforce.com
10 17 (1.88%) ServiceNow
11 16 (1.77%) BMC
12 14 (1.55%) Citrix
13 8 (0.89%) HP
13 8 (0.89%) NetApp
13 8 (0.89%) Veeam
14 7 (0.78%) ArcSight
14 7 (0.78%) Lancope
14 7 (0.78%) Tableau
14 7 (0.78%) webMethods
15 6 (0.67%) Red Hat