Period
to 20 October 2020

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 20 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Problem-Solving
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
20 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 35 28 39
Rank change year-on-year -7 +11 +17
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 391 577 506
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 6.12% 7.58% 6.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.60% 8.11% 7.11%
Number of salaries quoted 654 953 823
Median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £53,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% +2.80% +7.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £33,750 £30,650
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £52,500 £49,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +6.06% +4.21% +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 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 5,923 7,113 7,113
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 92.69% 93.40% 92.11%
Number of salaries quoted 5,283 6,098 6,117
Median annual salary £55,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.35% +4.55% +10.00%
10th Percentile £36,250 £35,750 £33,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £87,500 £82,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

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 20 October 2020.

Problem-Solving salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 20 October 2020, Problem-Solving job roles required the following IT 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.

1 140 (35.81%) Agile Software Development
2 110 (28.13%) Analytical Skills
3 94 (24.04%) Python
4 83 (21.23%) JavaScript
4 83 (21.23%) Azure
5 82 (20.97%) Java
6 81 (20.72%) Finance
7 77 (19.69%) DevOps
8 71 (18.16%) SQL
9 69 (17.65%) Linux
10 66 (16.88%) Docker
11 57 (14.58%) AWS
12 56 (14.32%) Scrum
13 55 (14.07%) SQL Server
14 53 (13.55%) Microsoft
15 50 (12.79%) C#
16 48 (12.28%) Kubernetes
17 47 (12.02%) Software Engineering
18 46 (11.76%) Windows
19 45 (11.51%) PostgreSQL
20 44 (11.25%) Degree
21 43 (11.00%) Git (software)
22 41 (10.49%) Mentoring
23 40 (10.23%) Machine Learning
23 40 (10.23%) TDD
24 36 (9.21%) User Experience
25 35 (8.95%) Logistics
26 32 (8.18%) Greenfield Project
27 31 (7.93%) Analytics
27 31 (7.93%) HTML

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 16 (4.09%) Apache
2 10 (2.56%) WordPress
3 6 (1.53%) ColdFusion
3 6 (1.53%) Elasticsearch
4 5 (1.28%) SharePoint
4 5 (1.28%) Skype for Business
5 4 (1.02%) Apache Spark
5 4 (1.02%) Confluence
5 4 (1.02%) OpenStack
6 3 (0.77%) Apache Synapse
6 3 (0.77%) IIS
6 3 (0.77%) MS Exchange
6 3 (0.77%) Tornado
7 2 (0.51%) nginx
7 2 (0.51%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.51%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.51%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.26%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.26%) Ethereum
8 1 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 23 (5.88%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.02%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (1.02%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.77%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.51%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (0.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.51%) Sketch
5 1 (0.26%) Adobe XD
5 1 (0.26%) Figma
5 1 (0.26%) InDesign
5 1 (0.26%) InVision
5 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.26%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 8 (2.05%) Distributed Ledger
1 8 (2.05%) R3 Corda
2 4 (1.02%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.77%) Shopify
4 2 (0.51%) JDE EnterpriseOne
4 2 (0.51%) JDE OneWorld
4 2 (0.51%) Magento
4 2 (0.51%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.26%) Maximo
5 1 (0.26%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.26%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.26%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.26%) SAP HCM
5 1 (0.26%) SAP Hybris
5 1 (0.26%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 83 (21.23%) Azure
2 57 (14.58%) AWS
3 27 (6.91%) SaaS
4 26 (6.65%) Office 365
5 25 (6.39%) GCP
6 16 (4.09%) Power Platform
7 13 (3.32%) Azure Active Directory
8 9 (2.30%) GitHub
8 9 (2.30%) iPaaS
9 8 (2.05%) Cloud Computing
10 6 (1.53%) PaaS
10 6 (1.53%) Serverless
11 5 (1.28%) OpenShift
12 4 (1.02%) Dynamics 365
12 4 (1.02%) Mimecast
13 3 (0.77%) IaaS
13 3 (0.77%) SuccessFactors
14 2 (0.51%) Adobe Analytics
14 2 (0.51%) Google Compute Engine
14 2 (0.51%) Stackdriver
Communications & Networking
1 29 (7.42%) VPN
2 21 (5.37%) Firewall
3 19 (4.86%) Network Security
3 19 (4.86%) WAN
4 17 (4.35%) Internet
5 14 (3.58%) LAN
6 13 (3.32%) DNS
7 12 (3.07%) VLAN
8 9 (2.30%) IPv4
8 9 (2.30%) IPv6
8 9 (2.30%) VoIP
9 8 (2.05%) TCP/IP
9 8 (2.05%) Wireless
10 7 (1.79%) Skype
11 6 (1.53%) Cisco ASA
11 6 (1.53%) Ethernet
11 6 (1.53%) HTTP
11 6 (1.53%) MPLS
12 5 (1.28%) IPsec
13 4 (1.02%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (14.07%) SQL Server
2 45 (11.51%) PostgreSQL
3 19 (4.86%) MongoDB
4 18 (4.60%) MySQL
4 18 (4.60%) Relational Database
5 16 (4.09%) Power BI
6 12 (3.07%) MariaDB
7 9 (2.30%) NoSQL
8 8 (2.05%) Big Data
9 6 (1.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 5 (1.28%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 5 (1.28%) Oracle Database
10 5 (1.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 4 (1.02%) Azure SQL Database
11 4 (1.02%) QlikView
11 4 (1.02%) SAP BW
11 4 (1.02%) SQL Server 2012
12 3 (0.77%) Bigtable
12 3 (0.77%) Neo4j
12 3 (0.77%) Redis
Development Applications
1 43 (11.00%) Git (software)
2 28 (7.16%) Jenkins
3 17 (4.35%) JIRA
4 11 (2.81%) IntelliJ
5 8 (2.05%) Selenium
5 8 (2.05%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (1.79%) Oracle Forms
6 7 (1.79%) Visual Studio
7 6 (1.53%) JUnit
7 6 (1.53%) Visual Studio Team System
8 5 (1.28%) Mockito
8 5 (1.28%) Subversion
9 4 (1.02%) Cucumber
9 4 (1.02%) Hudson
9 4 (1.02%) Maven
10 3 (0.77%) Bitbucket
10 3 (0.77%) Gradle
10 3 (0.77%) Oracle APEX
10 3 (0.77%) SpecFlow
11 2 (0.51%) TeamCity
General
1 81 (20.72%) Finance
2 27 (6.91%) Retail
3 20 (5.12%) Public Sector
4 19 (4.86%) Banking
5 18 (4.60%) Marketing
6 13 (3.32%) Telecoms
7 12 (3.07%) Games
7 12 (3.07%) Investment Banking
8 10 (2.56%) Legal
9 9 (2.30%) Manufacturing
10 5 (1.28%) Electronics
11 3 (0.77%) Law
11 3 (0.77%) Local Government
12 2 (0.51%) Billing
13 1 (0.26%) Advertising
13 1 (0.26%) Automotive
13 1 (0.26%) Front Office
13 1 (0.26%) Italian Language
13 1 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.26%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 133 (34.02%) Developer
2 33 (8.44%) Analyst
3 27 (6.91%) Java Developer
4 26 (6.65%) Linux Engineer
5 25 (6.39%) DevOps Engineer
6 22 (5.63%) Software Developer
7 20 (5.12%) Senior Developer
7 20 (5.12%) Software Engineer
8 19 (4.86%) Consultant
9 17 (4.35%) Mobile Developer
10 16 (4.09%) Data Engineer
10 16 (4.09%) Python Engineer
11 15 (3.84%) C# Developer
12 14 (3.58%) Service Analyst
13 13 (3.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 11 (2.81%) .NET Developer
14 11 (2.81%) Architect
14 11 (2.81%) Data Scientist
14 11 (2.81%) Junior
14 11 (2.81%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (7.93%) HTML
2 30 (7.67%) CSS
3 27 (6.91%) .NET
4 25 (6.39%) AngularJS
5 23 (5.88%) React
6 21 (5.37%) Web Services
7 20 (5.12%) Spring Boot
8 19 (4.86%) Node.js
9 18 (4.60%) RESTful
10 17 (4.35%) React Native
11 16 (4.09%) Spring
12 10 (2.56%) .NET Core
12 10 (2.56%) ASP.NET Web API
12 10 (2.56%) OAuth
12 10 (2.56%) REST
13 9 (2.30%) LAMP
13 9 (2.30%) LAPP Stack
13 9 (2.30%) Vue.js
14 8 (2.05%) .NET Framework
14 8 (2.05%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 110 (28.13%) Analytical Skills
2 36 (9.21%) User Experience
3 32 (8.18%) Greenfield Project
4 26 (6.65%) Virtual Team
5 21 (5.37%) Self-Motivation
6 17 (4.35%) Algorithms
6 17 (4.35%) NHS
7 14 (3.58%) Data Centre
8 12 (3.07%) Management Information System
9 8 (2.05%) PMI
9 8 (2.05%) Replication
10 6 (1.53%) Mobile App
11 5 (1.28%) Analytical Mindset
12 4 (1.02%) Clustering
12 4 (1.02%) Private Cloud
12 4 (1.02%) Public Cloud
12 4 (1.02%) Video Conferencing
13 3 (0.77%) AS400
13 3 (0.77%) Data Structures
13 3 (0.77%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 69 (17.65%) Linux
2 46 (11.76%) Windows
3 29 (7.42%) Android
4 20 (5.12%) Apple iOS
5 10 (2.56%) CentOS
5 10 (2.56%) Fedora
6 9 (2.30%) Windows Server
7 7 (1.79%) Unix
8 4 (1.02%) VMS
9 2 (0.51%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.51%) Solaris
9 2 (0.51%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.26%) AIX
10 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 140 (35.81%) Agile Software Development
2 77 (19.69%) DevOps
3 56 (14.32%) Scrum
4 47 (12.02%) Software Engineering
5 41 (10.49%) Mentoring
6 40 (10.23%) Machine Learning
6 40 (10.23%) TDD
7 35 (8.95%) Logistics
8 31 (7.93%) Analytics
8 31 (7.93%) Computer Science
9 30 (7.67%) Microservices
10 27 (6.91%) Artificial Intelligence
10 27 (6.91%) Open Source
11 25 (6.39%) Continuous Improvement
12 23 (5.88%) Data Science
12 23 (5.88%) E-Commerce
12 23 (5.88%) Mathematics
12 23 (5.88%) Test Automation
13 22 (5.63%) BDD
13 22 (5.63%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 94 (24.04%) Python
2 83 (21.23%) JavaScript
3 82 (20.97%) Java
4 71 (18.16%) SQL
5 50 (12.79%) C#
6 27 (6.91%) Go
7 26 (6.65%) C++
7 26 (6.65%) Kotlin
8 23 (5.88%) PHP
9 21 (5.37%) Shell Script
10 17 (4.35%) Bash Shell
10 17 (4.35%) C
11 15 (3.84%) Perl
11 15 (3.84%) Scala
12 14 (3.58%) Ruby
13 12 (3.07%) TypeScript
14 10 (2.56%) PowerShell
15 8 (2.05%) T-SQL
16 7 (1.79%) Java 8
17 5 (1.28%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 44 (11.25%) Degree
2 16 (4.09%) Computer Science Degree
3 12 (3.07%) Cisco Certification
3 12 (3.07%) Security Cleared
4 8 (2.05%) CCNA
4 8 (2.05%) PhD
4 8 (2.05%) PMI Certification
4 8 (2.05%) SC Cleared
5 7 (1.79%) CCNP
6 4 (1.02%) CCIE
6 4 (1.02%) Numerate Degree
7 3 (0.77%) CEH
7 3 (0.77%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.51%) CISM
8 2 (0.51%) CompTIA Security+
8 2 (0.51%) HND
8 2 (0.51%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.26%) CCIE Service Provider
9 1 (0.26%) ISEB
9 1 (0.26%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (4.60%) QA
2 15 (3.84%) SLA
3 12 (3.07%) GDPR
4 10 (2.56%) NIST
5 6 (1.53%) PMO
6 5 (1.28%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.26%) HL7
7 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.26%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 66 (16.88%) Docker
2 22 (5.63%) Active Directory
3 18 (4.60%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (1.28%) Hyper-V
5 4 (1.02%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (1.02%) vSphere
6 2 (0.51%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (0.51%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.26%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.26%) NFS
7 1 (0.26%) Squid
7 1 (0.26%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 48 (12.28%) Kubernetes
2 19 (4.86%) Terraform
3 16 (4.09%) Ansible
4 10 (2.56%) Puppet
5 9 (2.30%) HAProxy
5 9 (2.30%) Icinga
6 6 (1.53%) FortiGate
7 5 (1.28%) Microsoft Intune
8 4 (1.02%) SCVMM
9 3 (0.77%) Opscode Chef
9 3 (0.77%) SCCM
10 2 (0.51%) Cisco Prime
10 2 (0.51%) Data Guard
10 2 (0.51%) EMC NetWorker
10 2 (0.51%) Grafana
10 2 (0.51%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 2 (0.51%) Oracle RMAN
10 2 (0.51%) Prometheus
10 2 (0.51%) SCOM
11 1 (0.26%) Nagios
Vendors
1 53 (13.55%) Microsoft
2 23 (5.88%) VMware
3 21 (5.37%) Google
4 20 (5.12%) Oracle
5 19 (4.86%) Cisco
6 15 (3.84%) SAP
7 13 (3.32%) Tableau
8 12 (3.07%) Salesforce.com
9 11 (2.81%) Citrix
10 10 (2.56%) CheckPoint
11 8 (2.05%) SolarWinds
12 7 (1.79%) Meraki
13 6 (1.53%) Avaya
14 5 (1.28%) McAfee
15 4 (1.02%) Adobe
15 4 (1.02%) Alteryx
15 4 (1.02%) Apple
15 4 (1.02%) Dell
15 4 (1.02%) Proofpoint
15 4 (1.02%) Veeam