Period
to 10 August 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Worcestershire 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 10 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Problem-Solving
West Midlands > Worcestershire
6 months to
10 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 2 1 13
Rank change year-on-year -1 +12 +25
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 52 209 51
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Worcestershire 23.53% 32.71% 11.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 26.80% 35.30% 13.08%
Number of salaries quoted 24 77 45
Median annual salary £41,000 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.50% -11.11% +28.26%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,038 £22,000
90th Percentile £62,280 £57,000 £52,664
West Midlands median annual salary £43,000 £40,950 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% +2.38% -

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 Worcestershire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Worcestershire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 194 592 390
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Worcestershire 87.78% 92.64% 88.24%
Number of salaries quoted 144 380 312
Median annual salary £42,250 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.63% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £26,250 £23,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £59,625 £60,000 £52,895
West Midlands median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +7.50%

Problem-Solving
Job Vacancy Trend in Worcestershire

Job postings citing Problem-Solving as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Worcestershire.

Job vacancy trend for Problem-Solving in Worcestershire

Problem-Solving
Salary Trend in Worcestershire

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Problem-Solving in Worcestershire.

Salary trend for Problem-Solving in Worcestershire

Problem-Solving
Salary Histogram in Worcestershire

Salary distribution for jobs citing Problem-Solving in Worcestershire over the 6 months to 10 August 2020.

Salary histogram for Problem-Solving in Worcestershire

Problem-Solving
Job Locations in Worcestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Problem-Solving within the Worcestershire region over the 6 months to 10 August 2020. 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
Malvern -1 30 £28,500 -24.00% 10
Worcester -5 14 £42,500 -5.56% 3
Redditch +8 3 £30,000 +9.09%
Droitwich - 2 £19,500 -
Problem-Solving
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 10 August 2020, 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 Worcestershire region with a requirement for Problem-Solving.

1 20 (38.46%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (32.69%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (28.85%) Aerospace
3 15 (28.85%) SC Cleared
3 15 (28.85%) Security Cleared
4 14 (26.92%) Degree
5 12 (23.08%) JIRA
6 11 (21.15%) Software Engineering
7 10 (19.23%) VMware
7 10 (19.23%) Enterprise Architecture
7 10 (19.23%) Git (software)
7 10 (19.23%) Confluence
8 9 (17.31%) Continuous Improvement
8 9 (17.31%) HTML
8 9 (17.31%) JavaScript
8 9 (17.31%) CSS
8 9 (17.31%) Linux
8 9 (17.31%) UML
8 9 (17.31%) Microsoft
9 8 (15.38%) ITIL
9 8 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
9 8 (15.38%) Electronics
9 8 (15.38%) AWS
9 8 (15.38%) AWS CloudFormation
9 8 (15.38%) Terraform
9 8 (15.38%) Scaled Agile Framework
10 7 (13.46%) Algorithms
10 7 (13.46%) SELinux
10 7 (13.46%) Rational DOORS
10 7 (13.46%) VHDL

Problem-Solving
Co-occurring IT Skills in Worcestershire 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 10 (19.23%) Confluence
2 2 (3.85%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.92%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.92%) Skype for Business
Business Applications
1 1 (1.92%) OPENHousing
Cloud Services
1 8 (15.38%) AWS
1 8 (15.38%) AWS CloudFormation
2 6 (11.54%) Azure
3 4 (7.69%) npm
4 1 (1.92%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.69%) VPN
2 3 (5.77%) BGP
2 3 (5.77%) Cisco IOS
2 3 (5.77%) Cisco Nexus
2 3 (5.77%) Firewall
2 3 (5.77%) OSPF
3 2 (3.85%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (3.85%) HSRP
3 2 (3.85%) Network Security
3 2 (3.85%) VLAN
4 1 (1.92%) DHCP
4 1 (1.92%) DMVPN
4 1 (1.92%) DNS
4 1 (1.92%) Multicast
4 1 (1.92%) SAN
4 1 (1.92%) Skype
4 1 (1.92%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.85%) MySQL
2 1 (1.92%) Big Data
2 1 (1.92%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.92%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 12 (23.08%) JIRA
2 10 (19.23%) Git (software)
3 7 (13.46%) Rational DOORS
4 6 (11.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 6 (11.54%) Jenkins
5 4 (7.69%) webpack
6 2 (3.85%) Gradle
General
1 15 (28.85%) Aerospace
2 8 (15.38%) Electronics
3 4 (7.69%) Public Sector
4 3 (5.77%) Retail
5 2 (3.85%) Police
6 1 (1.92%) Military
6 1 (1.92%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 11 (21.15%) Developer
1 11 (21.15%) Software Engineer
2 7 (13.46%) Embedded Engineer
2 7 (13.46%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 6 (11.54%) Architect
4 5 (9.62%) C# Developer
4 5 (9.62%) Technical Support
5 4 (7.69%) UI Developer
6 3 (5.77%) Cloud Engineer
6 3 (5.77%) Python Engineer
6 3 (5.77%) Python Software Engineer
6 3 (5.77%) QA Tester
6 3 (5.77%) Tester
7 2 (3.85%) AWS Engineer
7 2 (3.85%) AWS Software Engineer
7 2 (3.85%) Cloud Architect
7 2 (3.85%) Junior QA Tester
7 2 (3.85%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
7 2 (3.85%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
7 2 (3.85%) System Design Authority
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (17.31%) CSS
1 9 (17.31%) HTML
2 7 (13.46%) .NET
3 6 (11.54%) AngularJS
3 6 (11.54%) Node.js
4 4 (7.69%) .NET Framework
4 4 (7.69%) React
4 4 (7.69%) Redux
5 3 (5.77%) ASP.NET
5 3 (5.77%) jQuery
6 2 (3.85%) REST
6 2 (3.85%) Servlets
6 2 (3.85%) SOAP
6 2 (3.85%) YAML
7 1 (1.92%) pytest
7 1 (1.92%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 20 (38.46%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (13.46%) Algorithms
2 7 (13.46%) VHDL
3 6 (11.54%) Public Cloud
4 5 (9.62%) Virtual Team
5 3 (5.77%) Data Centre
6 2 (3.85%) Management Information System
6 2 (3.85%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (1.92%) Cyber Defence
7 1 (1.92%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (1.92%) PKI
7 1 (1.92%) PMI
7 1 (1.92%) Replication
7 1 (1.92%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 9 (17.31%) Linux
2 7 (13.46%) Unix
3 3 (5.77%) Windows
4 1 (1.92%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.92%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (32.69%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (21.15%) Software Engineering
3 10 (19.23%) Enterprise Architecture
4 9 (17.31%) Continuous Improvement
4 9 (17.31%) UML
5 8 (15.38%) ITIL
5 8 (15.38%) Scaled Agile Framework
6 7 (13.46%) Configuration Management
6 7 (13.46%) Service Management
7 6 (11.54%) DevOps
7 6 (11.54%) ITSM
7 6 (11.54%) SDLC
7 6 (11.54%) Workflow
8 4 (7.69%) Computer Science
8 4 (7.69%) Mathematics
8 4 (7.69%) Service Delivery
8 4 (7.69%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 4 (7.69%) Web Development
9 3 (5.77%) Scrum
9 3 (5.77%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (17.31%) JavaScript
2 7 (13.46%) C
2 7 (13.46%) C++
3 5 (9.62%) C#
3 5 (9.62%) Python
4 2 (3.85%) Groovy
4 2 (3.85%) Java
4 2 (3.85%) SQL
5 1 (1.92%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.92%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 15 (28.85%) SC Cleared
1 15 (28.85%) Security Cleared
2 14 (26.92%) Degree
3 7 (13.46%) ITIL Certification
4 5 (9.62%) DV Cleared
5 3 (5.77%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (3.85%) CCNA
6 2 (3.85%) CCNP
6 2 (3.85%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (1.92%) CCDE
7 1 (1.92%) MCSA
7 1 (1.92%) MCSE
7 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.92%) PMI Certification
7 1 (1.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.77%) QA
2 1 (1.92%) GDPR
2 1 (1.92%) GPG13
2 1 (1.92%) NIST
System Software
1 8 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.92%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (15.38%) Terraform
2 7 (13.46%) SELinux
3 2 (3.85%) Nagios
3 2 (3.85%) OPNET
4 1 (1.92%) SCCM
4 1 (1.92%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 10 (19.23%) VMware
2 9 (17.31%) Microsoft
3 6 (11.54%) Atlassian
4 3 (5.77%) Cisco
5 2 (3.85%) Juniper
5 2 (3.85%) Palo Alto
5 2 (3.85%) SolarWinds
6 1 (1.92%) Capita
6 1 (1.92%) EMC
6 1 (1.92%) Veeam