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The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with an option to work from home (WFH) and 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 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Problem-Solving
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
21 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 18 28 35
Rank change year-on-year +10 +7 +2
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 8,943 2,837 758
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 12.53% 9.02% 8.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 13.00% 9.57% 8.76%
Number of salaries quoted 4,458 2,125 520
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £31,250
25th Percentile £40,132 £38,750 £39,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £73,750 £70,000 £66,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £81,250 £83,875
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £49,500
% change year-on-year +10.00% +1.01% +8.79%

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 with a WFH option and a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Work from Home
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 68,796 29,654 8,649
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 96.36% 94.23% 92.93%
Number of salaries quoted 41,289 24,404 7,365
10th Percentile £36,250 £33,750 £35,000
25th Percentile £46,250 £42,000 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% - -4.35%
75th Percentile £80,000 £73,750 £75,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £87,500 £87,500
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%

Problem-Solving
Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

Job vacancies with a work from home option citing Problem-Solving as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Problem-Solving trend for jobs with a WFH option

Problem-Solving
Salary Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

3-month moving average salary quoted in job vacancies with a work from home option citing Problem-Solving.

Problem-Solving salary trend for jobs with a WFH option

Problem-Solving
Salary Histogram for Jobs with a WFH Option

Salary distribution for jobs with a work from home option citing Problem-Solving over the 6 months to 21 May 2022.

Problem-Solving salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 21 May 2022, Problem-Solving job roles required the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent jobs with a WFH option and a requirement for Problem-Solving.

1 3,744 (41.87%) Agile
2 3,674 (41.08%) Social Skills
3 2,662 (29.77%) Analytical Skills
4 2,202 (24.62%) Finance
5 2,038 (22.79%) SQL
6 1,874 (20.95%) Software Engineering
7 1,851 (20.70%) JavaScript
8 1,842 (20.60%) Python
9 1,742 (19.48%) Degree
10 1,674 (18.72%) Azure
11 1,601 (17.90%) AWS
12 1,590 (17.78%) Microsoft
13 1,441 (16.11%) Java
14 1,415 (15.82%) DevOps
15 1,381 (15.44%) C#
16 1,326 (14.83%) Git (software)
17 1,310 (14.65%) React
18 1,279 (14.30%) .NET
19 1,268 (14.18%) User Experience
20 1,219 (13.63%) Computer Science
21 1,215 (13.59%) Test Automation
22 1,118 (12.50%) CI/CD
23 1,106 (12.37%) Scrum
24 1,047 (11.71%) Docker
25 1,046 (11.70%) HTML
26 1,045 (11.69%) Analytics
27 1,011 (11.30%) Linux
28 970 (10.85%) SQL Server
29 946 (10.58%) CSS
30 937 (10.48%) Mentoring

Problem-Solving
Co-occurring IT Skills with a WFH Option 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
1 310 (3.47%) Elasticsearch
2 210 (2.35%) Confluence
3 157 (1.76%) SharePoint
4 147 (1.64%) CMS
5 140 (1.57%) Apache Spark
6 134 (1.50%) IIS
7 108 (1.21%) Apache
8 95 (1.06%) SAS
9 79 (0.88%) OpenStack
10 67 (0.75%) MS Exchange
11 65 (0.73%) Ethereum
12 61 (0.68%) WordPress
13 52 (0.58%) Apache Airflow
14 39 (0.44%) Hyperledger
15 37 (0.41%) Tomcat
16 33 (0.37%) nginx
17 31 (0.35%) Umbraco
18 26 (0.29%) Jupyter
19 23 (0.26%) Sitecore CMS
20 22 (0.25%) WebSphere
Applications
1 386 (4.32%) Microsoft Office
2 369 (4.13%) Microsoft Excel
3 146 (1.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 144 (1.61%) Sketch
5 74 (0.83%) Microsoft Project
6 72 (0.81%) Campfire
7 63 (0.70%) MS Visio
8 59 (0.66%) InVision
9 52 (0.58%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 51 (0.57%) Spreadsheet
11 38 (0.42%) Adobe XD
12 35 (0.39%) Zeplin
13 34 (0.38%) Photoshop
14 32 (0.36%) Chatbot
15 21 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
16 15 (0.17%) AutoCAD
16 15 (0.17%) SOLIDWORKS
17 13 (0.15%) Maya
17 13 (0.15%) UXPin
18 8 (0.089%) Adobe After Effects
Business Applications
1 85 (0.95%) Distributed Ledger
2 75 (0.84%) NetSuite
3 54 (0.60%) R3 Corda
4 43 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
5 33 (0.37%) Dynamics NAV
5 33 (0.37%) Payment Gateway
6 32 (0.36%) Magento
7 23 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
8 22 (0.25%) Shopify
9 16 (0.18%) SAP S/4HANA
10 15 (0.17%) Academy Housing
10 15 (0.17%) SAP Business One
11 12 (0.13%) Summit
12 11 (0.12%) Oracle Payables
12 11 (0.12%) Oracle Receivables
12 11 (0.12%) Ripple
12 11 (0.12%) Ripple XRP
12 11 (0.12%) SAP SD
13 8 (0.089%) Avolution ABACUS
13 8 (0.089%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 1,674 (18.72%) Azure
2 1,601 (17.90%) AWS
3 783 (8.76%) SaaS
4 671 (7.50%) GCP
5 424 (4.74%) GitHub
6 397 (4.44%) Microsoft 365
7 347 (3.88%) Power Platform
8 255 (2.85%) Serverless
9 244 (2.73%) Figma
10 195 (2.18%) Cloud Computing
11 181 (2.02%) PaaS
12 165 (1.85%) Amazon S3
13 134 (1.50%) AWS Lambda
14 127 (1.42%) Slack
15 123 (1.38%) Firebase
15 123 (1.38%) Google Analytics
16 122 (1.36%) Google Workspace
17 113 (1.26%) Amazon EC2
18 111 (1.24%) npm
19 107 (1.20%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 201 (2.25%) Internet
2 195 (2.18%) Firewall
3 174 (1.95%) HTTP
4 158 (1.77%) DNS
5 151 (1.69%) Broadband
6 144 (1.61%) TCP/IP
7 101 (1.13%) WAN
8 83 (0.93%) VoIP
9 80 (0.89%) LAN
10 77 (0.86%) VPN
11 74 (0.83%) DHCP
12 67 (0.75%) Wi-Fi
13 59 (0.66%) Network Security
14 54 (0.60%) Wireless
15 44 (0.49%) SAN
16 30 (0.34%) DSL
17 29 (0.32%) PPP
18 25 (0.28%) VLAN
19 24 (0.27%) MQTT
20 23 (0.26%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 970 (10.85%) SQL Server
2 557 (6.23%) PostgreSQL
3 512 (5.73%) MySQL
4 493 (5.51%) Relational Database
5 417 (4.66%) NoSQL
6 336 (3.76%) Big Data
7 323 (3.61%) MongoDB
8 313 (3.50%) Power BI
9 297 (3.32%) Data Warehouse
10 239 (2.67%) Redis
11 179 (2.00%) Tableau
12 150 (1.68%) Metadata
13 123 (1.38%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 116 (1.30%) Data Lake
15 90 (1.01%) Hadoop
16 89 (1.00%) BigQuery
17 88 (0.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 80 (0.89%) Amazon Redshift
19 77 (0.86%) RDBMS
20 76 (0.85%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1,326 (14.83%) Git (software)
2 658 (7.36%) JIRA
3 447 (5.00%) Jenkins
4 286 (3.20%) Selenium
5 284 (3.18%) GitLab
6 186 (2.08%) Cypress.io
7 142 (1.59%) webpack
8 121 (1.35%) Visual Studio
9 116 (1.30%) Maven
10 104 (1.16%) Bitbucket
11 101 (1.13%) Postman
12 96 (1.07%) JUnit
13 77 (0.86%) Cucumber
13 77 (0.86%) Gradle
14 67 (0.75%) TeamCity
15 60 (0.67%) Appium
15 60 (0.67%) Team Foundation Server
16 59 (0.66%) Storybook
17 50 (0.56%) Android Studio
18 46 (0.51%) ESLint
General
1 3,674 (41.08%) Social Skills
2 2,662 (29.77%) Analytical Skills
3 2,202 (24.62%) Finance
4 890 (9.95%) Public Sector
5 628 (7.02%) Marketing
6 600 (6.71%) Retail
7 572 (6.40%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 496 (5.55%) Organisational Skills
9 449 (5.02%) Banking
10 445 (4.98%) Games
11 327 (3.66%) Presentation Skills
12 268 (3.00%) Law
13 233 (2.61%) Advertising
14 223 (2.49%) Manufacturing
15 208 (2.33%) Legal
16 196 (2.19%) Telecoms
17 188 (2.10%) Local Government
18 142 (1.59%) Influencing Skills
19 123 (1.38%) Documentation Skills
20 121 (1.35%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 2,306 (25.79%) Developer
2 995 (11.13%) Analyst
3 969 (10.84%) Software Engineer
4 587 (6.56%) Senior Developer
5 382 (4.27%) Architect
6 328 (3.67%) .NET Developer
6 328 (3.67%) Consultant
7 306 (3.42%) DevOps Engineer
8 302 (3.38%) Senior Software Engineer
9 289 (3.23%) Full Stack Developer
10 268 (3.00%) Designer
11 262 (2.93%) Java Developer
12 258 (2.88%) Data Engineer
13 252 (2.82%) Business Analyst
14 251 (2.81%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 250 (2.80%) Software Developer
16 217 (2.43%) C# Developer
17 208 (2.33%) Applications Support
18 196 (2.19%) Support Engineer
19 190 (2.12%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,310 (14.65%) React
2 1,279 (14.30%) .NET
3 1,046 (11.70%) HTML
4 946 (10.58%) CSS
5 863 (9.65%) Node.js
6 703 (7.86%) RESTful
7 639 (7.15%) REST
8 629 (7.03%) AngularJS
9 396 (4.43%) ASP.NET
10 375 (4.19%) .NET Core
11 370 (4.14%) JSON
12 368 (4.11%) Web Services
13 328 (3.67%) HTML5
14 311 (3.48%) XML
15 300 (3.35%) jQuery
16 294 (3.29%) Kafka
17 270 (3.02%) .NET Framework
18 265 (2.96%) Vue.js
19 264 (2.95%) Redux
20 260 (2.91%) GraphQL
Miscellaneous
1 1,268 (14.18%) User Experience
2 772 (8.63%) Self-Motivation
3 435 (4.86%) Mobile App
4 355 (3.97%) Management Information System
5 311 (3.48%) Algorithms
6 288 (3.22%) Cloud Native
7 274 (3.06%) Data Structures
8 239 (2.67%) Virtual Team
9 218 (2.44%) Blockchain
10 217 (2.43%) Greenfield Project
11 184 (2.06%) Cyberattack
12 168 (1.88%) Public Cloud
13 157 (1.76%) Social Media
14 142 (1.59%) Cyber Defence
15 141 (1.58%) Enterprise Software
16 112 (1.25%) Data Centre
17 107 (1.20%) Analytical Mindset
18 99 (1.11%) Legacy Systems
19 94 (1.05%) Linux Command Line
20 88 (0.98%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 1,011 (11.30%) Linux
2 904 (10.11%) Windows
3 286 (3.20%) Android
4 242 (2.71%) Windows Server
5 203 (2.27%) Apple iOS
6 187 (2.09%) Unix
7 111 (1.24%) Windows 10
8 77 (0.86%) Windows Server 2016
9 66 (0.74%) Windows Server 2012
10 49 (0.55%) CentOS
11 46 (0.51%) Mac OS
12 41 (0.46%) Ubuntu
13 39 (0.44%) Windows Server 2019
14 28 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 27 (0.30%) Embedded Linux
16 24 (0.27%) Windows Server 2008
17 19 (0.21%) zOS
18 18 (0.20%) Debian
19 15 (0.17%) Windows 7
20 12 (0.13%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,744 (41.87%) Agile
2 1,874 (20.95%) Software Engineering
3 1,415 (15.82%) DevOps
4 1,219 (13.63%) Computer Science
5 1,215 (13.59%) Test Automation
6 1,118 (12.50%) CI/CD
7 1,106 (12.37%) Scrum
8 1,045 (11.69%) Analytics
9 937 (10.48%) Mentoring
10 909 (10.16%) Microservices
11 881 (9.85%) Full Stack Development
12 859 (9.61%) Project Management
13 821 (9.18%) SDLC
14 763 (8.53%) Continuous Improvement
15 747 (8.35%) Decision-Making
16 597 (6.68%) Data Science
17 589 (6.59%) TDD
18 572 (6.40%) Business Intelligence
19 566 (6.33%) Artificial Intelligence
20 552 (6.17%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2,038 (22.79%) SQL
2 1,851 (20.70%) JavaScript
3 1,842 (20.60%) Python
4 1,441 (16.11%) Java
5 1,381 (15.44%) C#
6 808 (9.03%) TypeScript
7 456 (5.10%) C++
8 381 (4.26%) PHP
9 292 (3.27%) Go
10 264 (2.95%) PowerShell
11 258 (2.88%) Ruby
12 247 (2.76%) Bash
13 232 (2.59%) C
14 177 (1.98%) Kotlin
15 176 (1.97%) Scala
16 171 (1.91%) T-SQL
17 162 (1.81%) R
18 104 (1.16%) ES6
19 76 (0.85%) VB
20 75 (0.84%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 1,742 (19.48%) Degree
2 548 (6.13%) Computer Science Degree
3 534 (5.97%) Security Cleared
4 392 (4.38%) SC Cleared
5 220 (2.46%) Master's Degree
6 121 (1.35%) Microsoft Certification
7 90 (1.01%) DBS Check
8 83 (0.93%) PhD
9 62 (0.69%) Six Sigma Black Belt
10 58 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
11 57 (0.64%) CISSP
11 57 (0.64%) ISTQB
12 55 (0.62%) MCSE
13 52 (0.58%) AWS Certification
14 50 (0.56%) DV Cleared
15 45 (0.50%) ISEB
15 45 (0.50%) PMI Certification
16 43 (0.48%) PMP
17 41 (0.46%) Cisco Certification
18 37 (0.41%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 788 (8.81%) QA
2 237 (2.65%) SLA
3 169 (1.89%) Data Quality
4 149 (1.67%) Accessibility
5 127 (1.42%) GDPR
6 115 (1.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 91 (1.02%) PMO
8 43 (0.48%) GRC
9 39 (0.44%) Cyber Essentials
9 39 (0.44%) WCAG
10 31 (0.35%) PCI DSS
11 29 (0.32%) NIST
12 22 (0.25%) Actionable Recommendations
12 22 (0.25%) ISO 9001
13 19 (0.21%) Def Stans
13 19 (0.21%) IEC 61508
14 17 (0.19%) HL7
14 17 (0.19%) MISRA
14 17 (0.19%) MISRA C
14 17 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1,047 (11.71%) Docker
2 340 (3.80%) Active Directory
3 185 (2.07%) VMware Infrastructure
4 115 (1.29%) Hyper-V
5 93 (1.04%) Virtual Machines
6 46 (0.51%) Firmware
6 46 (0.51%) VMware ESXi
7 44 (0.49%) vSphere
8 37 (0.41%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 35 (0.39%) XenApp
10 22 (0.25%) Virtual Desktop
11 21 (0.23%) HDFS
11 21 (0.23%) KVM
12 19 (0.21%) Xen
13 16 (0.18%) XenDesktop
14 8 (0.089%) BitLocker
14 8 (0.089%) Virtual Servers
15 6 (0.067%) Terminal Services
16 5 (0.056%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 4 (0.045%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 806 (9.01%) Kubernetes
2 494 (5.52%) Terraform
3 347 (3.88%) Ansible
4 89 (1.00%) SCCM
5 77 (0.86%) Grafana
5 77 (0.86%) Kibana
6 75 (0.84%) Puppet
7 68 (0.76%) Microsoft Intune
8 59 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
9 51 (0.57%) Prometheus
10 50 (0.56%) Single Sign-On
11 37 (0.41%) logstash
12 33 (0.37%) Packer
13 26 (0.29%) Nagios
14 22 (0.25%) Istio
15 21 (0.23%) Hadoop YARN
15 21 (0.23%) vCenter Server
16 20 (0.22%) Graphite
16 20 (0.22%) Oozie
16 20 (0.22%) StatsD
Vendors
1 1,590 (17.78%) Microsoft
2 744 (8.32%) Google
3 439 (4.91%) Oracle
4 284 (3.18%) VMware
5 186 (2.08%) Salesforce.com
6 157 (1.76%) Adobe
7 149 (1.67%) IBM
8 140 (1.57%) SAP
9 104 (1.16%) Cisco
10 101 (1.13%) Citrix
11 79 (0.88%) Apple
12 76 (0.85%) Informatica
13 65 (0.73%) Talend
14 56 (0.63%) Atlassian
15 53 (0.59%) Northgate
16 52 (0.58%) NEC
17 51 (0.57%) Databricks
18 50 (0.56%) Splunk
19 45 (0.50%) HP
19 45 (0.50%) Xamarin