Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Problem-Solving
West Midlands > Worcestershire
6 months to
21 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 11 4 29
Rank change year-on-year -7 +25 -14
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 81 102 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Worcestershire 12.60% 19.07% 7.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 14.41% 20.44% 7.75%
Number of salaries quoted 34 49 26
Worcestershire median annual salary £37,050 £44,000 £47,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.80% -6.38% +28.77%
10th Percentile £24,063 £24,600 £28,375
90th Percentile £73,125 £65,000 £65,000
West Midlands median annual salary £41,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -2.35% +6.25% -

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 562 499 426
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Worcestershire 87.40% 93.27% 90.64%
Number of salaries quoted 416 365 364
Worcestershire median annual salary £40,000 £42,000 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.76% +15.07% -2.67%
10th Percentile £26,250 £23,750 £22,750
90th Percentile £60,000 £66,500 £59,500
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +9.76% -1.20%

Problem-Solving
Job Vacancy Trend in Worcestershire

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

Job vacancy trend for Problem-Solving in Worcestershire

Problem-Solving
Salary Trend in Worcestershire

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

Salary trend for Problem-Solving in Worcestershire

Problem-Solving
Salary Histogram in Worcestershire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Problem-Solving in Worcestershire over the 6 months to 21 January 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 21 January 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 50 £27,000 -64.00% 9
Worcester -13 11 £25,000 -43.18% 10
Redditch -1 4 £37,500 +56.25% 5
Kidderminster +2 3 £67,500 +108.54%
Bromsgrove -12 2 £50,000 +81.82%
Evesham - 1 £33,500 - 1
Problem-Solving
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 21 January 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 38 (46.91%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (41.98%) Aerospace
3 20 (24.69%) Security Cleared
4 19 (23.46%) SC Cleared
5 17 (20.99%) Degree
5 17 (20.99%) Analytical Thinking
6 16 (19.75%) Microsoft
7 15 (18.52%) Military
7 15 (18.52%) Network Security
8 14 (17.28%) Cybersecurity
9 13 (16.05%) UML
10 11 (13.58%) C#
10 11 (13.58%) Software Engineering
11 10 (12.35%) C++
11 10 (12.35%) SQL
11 10 (12.35%) SDLC
12 9 (11.11%) Security Architecture
12 9 (11.11%) .NET
12 9 (11.11%) C
12 9 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
12 9 (11.11%) Electronics
12 9 (11.11%) Thought Leadership
13 8 (9.88%) Linux
13 8 (9.88%) SQL Server
13 8 (9.88%) Algorithms
14 7 (8.64%) Power BI
14 7 (8.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 7 (8.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 7 (8.64%) T-SQL
14 7 (8.64%) Data Warehouse

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 2 (2.47%) WordPress
2 1 (1.23%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (6.17%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (3.70%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (2.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (2.47%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (7.41%) OPENHousing
Cloud Services
1 7 (8.64%) Power Platform
2 6 (7.41%) Azure
3 5 (6.17%) SaaS
4 3 (3.70%) Office 365
5 1 (1.23%) AWS
5 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Flow
5 1 (1.23%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 15 (18.52%) Network Security
2 4 (4.94%) Internet
2 4 (4.94%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.47%) DNS
3 2 (2.47%) Firewall
3 2 (2.47%) HTTP
3 2 (2.47%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (2.47%) LAN
3 2 (2.47%) WAN
3 2 (2.47%) Wireless
4 1 (1.23%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (9.88%) SQL Server
2 7 (8.64%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (8.64%) Power BI
2 7 (8.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 7 (8.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 7 (8.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (7.41%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 6 (7.41%) OLAP
3 6 (7.41%) OLAP Cube
3 6 (7.41%) Relational Database
4 3 (3.70%) OLTP
4 3 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.23%) MySQL
5 1 (1.23%) QlikView
5 1 (1.23%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 6 (7.41%) Rational DOORS
2 4 (4.94%) Git (software)
3 3 (3.70%) Visual Studio
4 2 (2.47%) Karma Test Runner
4 2 (2.47%) Selenium
5 1 (1.23%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 34 (41.98%) Aerospace
2 15 (18.52%) Military
3 9 (11.11%) Electronics
4 6 (7.41%) Social Housing
5 3 (3.70%) Finance
5 3 (3.70%) Marketing
5 3 (3.70%) Retail
6 2 (2.47%) Law
6 2 (2.47%) Legal
Job Titles
1 18 (22.22%) Consultant
2 13 (16.05%) Developer
3 11 (13.58%) Software Engineer
4 7 (8.64%) Embedded Engineer
4 7 (8.64%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 5 (6.17%) Analyst
5 5 (6.17%) Architect
5 5 (6.17%) Security Consultant
5 5 (6.17%) Security Specialist
6 4 (4.94%) C# Developer
6 4 (4.94%) Security Architect
6 4 (4.94%) Software Consultant
7 3 (3.70%) Business Consultant
7 3 (3.70%) Business Developer
7 3 (3.70%) Business Development Consultant
7 3 (3.70%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 3 (3.70%) C++ Software Engineer
7 3 (3.70%) IT Security Consultant
7 3 (3.70%) Operations Manager
7 3 (3.70%) Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (11.11%) .NET
2 6 (7.41%) ASP.NET
3 5 (6.17%) CSS
3 5 (6.17%) HTML
4 2 (2.47%) Angular 2
4 2 (2.47%) AngularJS
4 2 (2.47%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (2.47%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (2.47%) HTML5
4 2 (2.47%) LESS
4 2 (2.47%) RESTful
4 2 (2.47%) Sass
5 1 (1.23%) ASP.NET Core
5 1 (1.23%) Kendo UI
5 1 (1.23%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 38 (46.91%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (9.88%) Algorithms
3 7 (8.64%) Management Information System
4 6 (7.41%) VHDL
5 4 (4.94%) Cyberthreat
6 3 (3.70%) Cyberattack
7 2 (2.47%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 2 (2.47%) Driving Licence
7 2 (2.47%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (2.47%) Security Operations Centre
8 1 (1.23%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 8 (9.88%) Linux
2 6 (7.41%) Unix
3 5 (6.17%) Windows
4 2 (2.47%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.23%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (20.99%) Analytical Thinking
2 14 (17.28%) Cybersecurity
3 13 (16.05%) UML
4 11 (13.58%) Software Engineering
5 10 (12.35%) SDLC
6 9 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
6 9 (11.11%) Security Architecture
6 9 (11.11%) Thought Leadership
7 7 (8.64%) Data Modelling
7 7 (8.64%) Validation
8 6 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (7.41%) Configuration Management
8 6 (7.41%) Data Visualisation
8 6 (7.41%) Enterprise Architecture
8 6 (7.41%) Kimball Methodology
8 6 (7.41%) TOGAF
8 6 (7.41%) Visualisation
9 5 (6.17%) Security Operations
9 5 (6.17%) SIEM
9 5 (6.17%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 11 (13.58%) C#
2 10 (12.35%) C++
2 10 (12.35%) SQL
3 9 (11.11%) C
4 7 (8.64%) T-SQL
5 5 (6.17%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.47%) PHP
6 2 (2.47%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 20 (24.69%) Security Cleared
2 19 (23.46%) SC Cleared
3 17 (20.99%) Degree
4 5 (6.17%) CREST Certified
5 4 (4.94%) Postgraduate
6 3 (3.70%) CISSP
7 2 (2.47%) CCNP
7 2 (2.47%) CISA
7 2 (2.47%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (2.47%) CISM
7 2 (2.47%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (2.47%) DBS Check
7 2 (2.47%) GIAC
7 2 (2.47%) NVQ Level 3
7 2 (2.47%) SANS
8 1 (1.23%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.23%) HND
8 1 (1.23%) MCSA
8 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (1.23%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.94%) NIST
2 3 (3.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (3.70%) PMO
3 2 (2.47%) NCSC
3 2 (2.47%) QA
System Software
1 6 (7.41%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (3.70%) vSphere
3 1 (1.23%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 6 (7.41%) SELinux
2 2 (2.47%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 2 (2.47%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 16 (19.75%) Microsoft
2 6 (7.41%) Capita
3 4 (4.94%) VMware
4 3 (3.70%) AlienVault
4 3 (3.70%) Avaya
4 3 (3.70%) Citrix
5 2 (2.47%) Cisco
5 2 (2.47%) Spotify
5 2 (2.47%) Xamarin
6 1 (1.23%) Tableau