Period
to 25 October 2021

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 25 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Problem-Solving
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
25 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 22 36 29
Rank change year-on-year +14 -7 +11
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 2,711 413 590
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 9.70% 6.43% 7.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.25% 6.85% 8.20%
Number of salaries quoted 1,940 358 498
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,850 £34,846
25th Percentile £42,500 £43,750 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,250 £57,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year -0.43% +4.55% -
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £81,625 £81,250
UK median annual salary £52,500 £51,750 £47,500
% change year-on-year +1.45% +8.95% -

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 26,453 6,028 7,193
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 94.68% 93.88% 94.11%
Number of salaries quoted 20,498 5,415 6,340
10th Percentile £36,750 £36,065 £35,000
25th Percentile £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% -4.35% +4.55%
75th Percentile £77,500 £71,250 £75,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £85,000 £87,500
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +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 25 October 2021.

Problem-Solving salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 25 October 2021, 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 1,185 (43.71%) Social Skills
2 885 (32.64%) Agile Software Development
3 790 (29.14%) Analytical Skills
4 649 (23.94%) Microsoft
5 593 (21.87%) JavaScript
6 580 (21.39%) Azure
7 542 (19.99%) Finance
8 482 (17.78%) Degree
9 475 (17.52%) SQL
10 469 (17.30%) DevOps
11 453 (16.71%) AWS
12 448 (16.53%) Python
13 440 (16.23%) HTML
14 398 (14.68%) Git (software)
15 389 (14.35%) CSS
16 382 (14.09%) C#
17 373 (13.76%) User Experience
18 364 (13.43%) Project Management
19 320 (11.80%) Java
20 284 (10.48%) Scrum
20 284 (10.48%) Software Engineering
21 280 (10.33%) Mentoring
22 275 (10.14%) React
23 271 (10.00%) Analytics
23 271 (10.00%) SQL Server
24 261 (9.63%) Computer Science
25 258 (9.52%) .NET
26 248 (9.15%) Business Intelligence
27 245 (9.04%) Docker
28 243 (8.96%) MySQL

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 78 (2.88%) SharePoint
2 73 (2.69%) CMS
3 72 (2.66%) SAS
4 63 (2.32%) nginx
5 56 (2.07%) Confluence
6 53 (1.95%) Apache Solr
7 50 (1.84%) Apache
8 46 (1.70%) Elasticsearch
9 34 (1.25%) WordPress
10 32 (1.18%) Oracle Workflow
11 27 (1.00%) IIS
12 24 (0.89%) Umbraco
13 22 (0.81%) Sitecore CMS
14 20 (0.74%) Anypoint
14 20 (0.74%) EPiServer
14 20 (0.74%) Kentico
14 20 (0.74%) Mule
14 20 (0.74%) Mule ESB
15 17 (0.63%) Apache Spark
15 17 (0.63%) Drupal
Applications
1 183 (6.75%) Microsoft Excel
2 167 (6.16%) Microsoft Office
3 58 (2.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 40 (1.48%) Figma
5 25 (0.92%) Microsoft Project
6 24 (0.89%) Sketch
7 21 (0.77%) MS Visio
8 11 (0.41%) InVision
8 11 (0.41%) Photoshop
9 8 (0.30%) Adobe XD
10 6 (0.22%) InDesign
11 5 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
12 3 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 2 (0.074%) Adobe Illustrator
13 2 (0.074%) Chatbot
13 2 (0.074%) Zeplin
14 1 (0.037%) OmniGraffle
14 1 (0.037%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 39 (1.44%) NetSuite
2 35 (1.29%) Payment Gateway
3 28 (1.03%) Dynamics CRM
4 27 (1.00%) Magento
5 19 (0.70%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 15 (0.55%) Dynamics NAV
7 11 (0.41%) SAP S/4HANA
7 11 (0.41%) SAP SD
8 10 (0.37%) Sentinel
9 8 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
10 7 (0.26%) Distributed Ledger
10 7 (0.26%) SAP MM
10 7 (0.26%) Visualfiles
11 6 (0.22%) Shopify
12 4 (0.15%) SAP Business One
12 4 (0.15%) Workday HCM
13 3 (0.11%) Oracle Payables
13 3 (0.11%) Oracle Receivables
13 3 (0.11%) SAP FI
14 2 (0.074%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 580 (21.39%) Azure
2 453 (16.71%) AWS
3 210 (7.75%) SaaS
4 174 (6.42%) Power Platform
5 145 (5.35%) Microsoft 365
6 136 (5.02%) GCP
7 124 (4.57%) Serverless
8 91 (3.36%) GitHub
9 86 (3.17%) PaaS
10 51 (1.88%) Amazon ECS
11 46 (1.70%) IaaS
12 42 (1.55%) Amazon EKS
13 40 (1.48%) Dynamics 365
13 40 (1.48%) Google Analytics
14 35 (1.29%) Slack
15 34 (1.25%) AWS Lambda
15 34 (1.25%) Datadog
16 30 (1.11%) Amazon S3
17 29 (1.07%) Cloud Computing
18 28 (1.03%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 82 (3.02%) Firewall
2 71 (2.62%) HTTP
3 66 (2.43%) DNS
4 62 (2.29%) TCP/IP
5 55 (2.03%) Network Security
6 47 (1.73%) Internet
7 43 (1.59%) VPN
8 37 (1.36%) WAN
9 35 (1.29%) LAN
10 30 (1.11%) DHCP
11 24 (0.89%) Wireless
12 18 (0.66%) SSL
12 18 (0.66%) Wi-Fi
13 17 (0.63%) SAN
13 17 (0.63%) VLAN
14 16 (0.59%) VoIP
15 13 (0.48%) IPv6
16 10 (0.37%) BGP
16 10 (0.37%) IPv4
17 9 (0.33%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 271 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 243 (8.96%) MySQL
3 162 (5.98%) Power BI
4 143 (5.27%) MongoDB
5 142 (5.24%) Relational Database
6 123 (4.54%) NoSQL
7 115 (4.24%) Data Warehouse
8 111 (4.09%) PostgreSQL
9 102 (3.76%) Redis
10 87 (3.21%) Big Data
11 60 (2.21%) Oracle Reports
12 52 (1.92%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
13 49 (1.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 47 (1.73%) OLAP
14 47 (1.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 45 (1.66%) Couchbase
16 40 (1.48%) Tableau
17 39 (1.44%) Data Lake
18 35 (1.29%) SQL Server 2016
19 32 (1.18%) Amazon Aurora
Development Applications
1 398 (14.68%) Git (software)
2 170 (6.27%) JIRA
3 105 (3.87%) Jenkins
4 63 (2.32%) Visual Studio
5 46 (1.70%) Bitbucket
6 33 (1.22%) webpack
7 32 (1.18%) Selenium
8 31 (1.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 31 (1.14%) TeamCity
9 29 (1.07%) Oracle Forms
10 28 (1.03%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 24 (0.89%) Subversion
12 23 (0.85%) GitLab
12 23 (0.85%) Octopus Deploy
13 21 (0.77%) Maven
14 19 (0.70%) gulp
15 18 (0.66%) ESLint
15 18 (0.66%) SpecFlow
16 17 (0.63%) Postman
17 16 (0.59%) JUnit
General
1 1,185 (43.71%) Social Skills
2 790 (29.14%) Analytical Skills
3 542 (19.99%) Finance
4 232 (8.56%) Marketing
5 151 (5.57%) Retail
6 146 (5.39%) Presentation Skills
7 136 (5.02%) Organisational Skills
8 115 (4.24%) Public Sector
9 102 (3.76%) Pharmaceutical
10 82 (3.02%) Banking
11 61 (2.25%) Publishing
12 50 (1.84%) Games
13 49 (1.81%) Manufacturing
14 48 (1.77%) Telecoms
15 47 (1.73%) Inclusion and Diversity
16 42 (1.55%) Law
17 41 (1.51%) Legal
18 33 (1.22%) Financial Institution
19 30 (1.11%) Influencing Skills
20 29 (1.07%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 828 (30.54%) Developer
2 268 (9.89%) Analyst
3 179 (6.60%) DevOps Engineer
4 153 (5.64%) Senior Developer
5 129 (4.76%) Architect
6 128 (4.72%) Software Developer
7 124 (4.57%) Consultant
8 106 (3.91%) .NET Developer
8 106 (3.91%) PHP Developer
9 100 (3.69%) Software Engineer
10 94 (3.47%) Designer
11 93 (3.43%) Administrator
12 82 (3.02%) Project Manager
13 81 (2.99%) C# Developer
14 77 (2.84%) Business Analyst
15 76 (2.80%) Full Stack Developer
16 72 (2.66%) Junior
17 70 (2.58%) Programmer
17 70 (2.58%) Support Engineer
18 64 (2.36%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 440 (16.23%) HTML
2 389 (14.35%) CSS
3 275 (10.14%) React
4 258 (9.52%) .NET
5 237 (8.74%) Node.js
6 174 (6.42%) jQuery
7 170 (6.27%) REST
8 165 (6.09%) RESTful
9 153 (5.64%) AngularJS
10 142 (5.24%) XML
11 131 (4.83%) Web Services
12 126 (4.65%) JSON
13 121 (4.46%) HTML5
14 90 (3.32%) .NET Core
15 84 (3.10%) Redux
16 83 (3.06%) Spring
17 79 (2.91%) Kafka
18 78 (2.88%) Vue.js
19 70 (2.58%) ASP.NET
20 65 (2.40%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 373 (13.76%) User Experience
2 230 (8.48%) Self-Motivation
3 101 (3.73%) Management Information System
4 92 (3.39%) Mobile App
5 74 (2.73%) Algorithms
6 70 (2.58%) Cloud Native
6 70 (2.58%) Driving Licence
7 66 (2.43%) Data Centre
8 55 (2.03%) Life Science
8 55 (2.03%) Virtual Team
9 47 (1.73%) Data Structures
10 46 (1.70%) Enterprise Software
11 42 (1.55%) Public Cloud
12 38 (1.40%) Data Protection Act
13 37 (1.36%) Blog
14 33 (1.22%) Greenfield Project
15 32 (1.18%) NHS
16 28 (1.03%) Analytical Mindset
17 24 (0.89%) Renewable Energy
17 24 (0.89%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 232 (8.56%) Windows
2 220 (8.12%) Linux
3 103 (3.80%) Windows Server
4 71 (2.62%) Android
5 69 (2.55%) Apple iOS
6 49 (1.81%) Windows 10
7 35 (1.29%) Windows Server 2016
8 33 (1.22%) Unix
9 23 (0.85%) Windows Server 2019
10 19 (0.70%) Windows Server 2012
11 18 (0.66%) CentOS
12 15 (0.55%) Fedora
13 12 (0.44%) SUSE
13 12 (0.44%) Windows 7
14 8 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 8 (0.30%) Windows 8
15 7 (0.26%) Mac OS
16 5 (0.18%) Mac OS X
16 5 (0.18%) Ubuntu
17 4 (0.15%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 885 (32.64%) Agile Software Development
2 469 (17.30%) DevOps
3 364 (13.43%) Project Management
4 284 (10.48%) Scrum
4 284 (10.48%) Software Engineering
5 280 (10.33%) Mentoring
6 271 (10.00%) Analytics
7 261 (9.63%) Computer Science
8 248 (9.15%) Business Intelligence
9 221 (8.15%) Test Automation
10 208 (7.67%) Microservices
11 207 (7.64%) Migration
12 203 (7.49%) E-Commerce
13 200 (7.38%) Full Stack Development
14 196 (7.23%) Time Management
15 193 (7.12%) TDD
16 176 (6.49%) Data Management
17 169 (6.23%) Decision-Making
18 155 (5.72%) Front End Development
19 151 (5.57%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 593 (21.87%) JavaScript
2 475 (17.52%) SQL
3 448 (16.53%) Python
4 382 (14.09%) C#
5 320 (11.80%) Java
6 238 (8.78%) PHP
7 122 (4.50%) TypeScript
8 114 (4.21%) Go
9 104 (3.84%) PowerShell
10 88 (3.25%) VB
11 66 (2.43%) T-SQL
12 65 (2.40%) ES6
13 59 (2.18%) R
13 59 (2.18%) Scala
14 57 (2.10%) C
15 55 (2.03%) PL/SQL
16 51 (1.88%) C++
17 50 (1.84%) Bash Shell
18 48 (1.77%) Groovy
19 37 (1.36%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 482 (17.78%) Degree
2 159 (5.86%) Computer Science Degree
3 62 (2.29%) Master's Degree
4 49 (1.81%) BPSS Clearance
5 45 (1.66%) Security Cleared
6 35 (1.29%) Microsoft Certification
7 33 (1.22%) Cisco Certification
7 33 (1.22%) PMP
8 32 (1.18%) DBS Check
9 29 (1.07%) SC Cleared
10 27 (1.00%) PhD
11 26 (0.96%) PMI Certification
12 23 (0.85%) MBA
13 22 (0.81%) CCNA
14 21 (0.77%) ISEB
15 19 (0.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 17 (0.63%) CISSP
16 17 (0.63%) ISTQB
17 16 (0.59%) Numerate Degree
18 13 (0.48%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 173 (6.38%) QA
2 129 (4.76%) Accessibility
3 91 (3.36%) GDPR
4 56 (2.07%) SLA
5 41 (1.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 35 (1.29%) CDISC
7 29 (1.07%) Data Quality
8 18 (0.66%) PCI DSS
9 17 (0.63%) WCAG
10 14 (0.52%) Cyber Essentials
11 12 (0.44%) PMO
12 11 (0.41%) Good Clinical Practice
13 9 (0.33%) NIST
14 7 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
15 6 (0.22%) ISO 22301
16 4 (0.15%) Actionable Recommendations
16 4 (0.15%) HIPAA
17 3 (0.11%) 21 CFR Part 11
17 3 (0.11%) COBIT
17 3 (0.11%) MiFID
System Software
1 245 (9.04%) Docker
2 133 (4.91%) Active Directory
3 37 (1.36%) VMware Infrastructure
4 31 (1.14%) Hyper-V
5 16 (0.59%) vSphere
6 13 (0.48%) Firmware
6 13 (0.48%) Virtual Machines
7 11 (0.41%) Virtual Desktop
8 5 (0.18%) ISA Server
9 4 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.074%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 2 (0.074%) Gluster
10 2 (0.074%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.074%) ProxySG
10 2 (0.074%) XenApp
10 2 (0.074%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.037%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.037%) Squid
11 1 (0.037%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.037%) Xen
Systems Management
1 199 (7.34%) Terraform
2 177 (6.53%) Kubernetes
3 121 (4.46%) Ansible
4 37 (1.36%) Microsoft Intune
5 34 (1.25%) Puppet
6 27 (1.00%) SCCM
7 22 (0.81%) Single Sign-On
8 15 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
9 12 (0.44%) Grafana
10 10 (0.37%) HAProxy
10 10 (0.37%) Icinga
10 10 (0.37%) Prometheus
11 9 (0.33%) Matomo
12 8 (0.30%) ITRS Geneos
12 8 (0.30%) Kibana
12 8 (0.30%) Nagios
13 7 (0.26%) Rancher
14 6 (0.22%) Cisco CUCM
14 6 (0.22%) Failover Clustering
14 6 (0.22%) logstash
Vendors
1 649 (23.94%) Microsoft
2 143 (5.27%) Oracle
3 125 (4.61%) Google
4 95 (3.50%) Salesforce.com
5 73 (2.69%) VMware
6 52 (1.92%) SAP
7 42 (1.55%) ServiceNow
8 40 (1.48%) Cisco
9 39 (1.44%) Adobe
9 39 (1.44%) Mercator
10 37 (1.36%) Splunk
11 29 (1.07%) MuleSoft
12 28 (1.03%) Citrix
13 24 (0.89%) Sitecore
14 20 (0.74%) Optimizely
14 20 (0.74%) Spotify
15 19 (0.70%) Facebook
15 19 (0.70%) Informatica
16 17 (0.63%) IBM
17 16 (0.59%) Atlassian