Period
to 20 April 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 20 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Problem-Solving
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
20 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 25 26 35
Rank change year-on-year +1 +9 +19
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 1,484 611 554
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 9.18% 8.73% 6.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.93% 9.40% 7.56%
Number of salaries quoted 1,195 416 430
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £29,750
25th Percentile £39,375 £40,417 £37,813
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +10.53%
75th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £90,625 £75,000
UK median annual salary £50,550 £48,125 £47,000
% change year-on-year +5.04% +2.39% +4.44%

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 14,952 6,499 7,328
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 92.54% 92.82% 92.06%
Number of salaries quoted 12,733 5,560 6,247
10th Percentile £34,000 £35,000 £35,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £57,500 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year -4.35% - +4.55%
75th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £75,000
90th Percentile £88,750 £88,750 £87,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% 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 April 2021.

Problem-Solving salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 20 April 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.

1 552 (37.20%) Agile Software Development
2 460 (31.00%) Analytical Skills
3 361 (24.33%) SQL
4 308 (20.75%) JavaScript
5 296 (19.95%) Finance
6 284 (19.14%) Degree
7 259 (17.45%) Azure
8 258 (17.39%) DevOps
9 238 (16.04%) Software Engineering
10 235 (15.84%) AWS
11 216 (14.56%) Java
12 212 (14.29%) Microsoft
13 210 (14.15%) Python
14 198 (13.34%) C#
15 192 (12.94%) Computer Science
16 190 (12.80%) .NET
17 188 (12.67%) Git (software)
18 186 (12.53%) HTML
19 184 (12.40%) Windows
20 183 (12.33%) Linux
21 176 (11.86%) User Experience
22 169 (11.39%) SQL Server
23 165 (11.12%) Docker
24 158 (10.65%) CSS
25 155 (10.44%) Business Intelligence
26 138 (9.30%) Microservices
26 138 (9.30%) Continuous Improvement
27 136 (9.16%) MySQL
28 132 (8.89%) Scrum
28 132 (8.89%) AngularJS

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 72 (4.85%) Apache
2 55 (3.71%) SharePoint
3 51 (3.44%) Elasticsearch
4 43 (2.90%) CMS
5 27 (1.82%) Confluence
6 21 (1.42%) WordPress
7 15 (1.01%) IIS
8 12 (0.81%) Umbraco
9 11 (0.74%) SAS
10 9 (0.61%) Apache Spark
10 9 (0.61%) Tomcat
11 8 (0.54%) OpenStack
11 8 (0.54%) Skype for Business
12 6 (0.40%) nginx
12 6 (0.40%) Sitecore CMS
13 5 (0.34%) Apache Airflow
13 5 (0.34%) Apache Pulsar
13 5 (0.34%) Drupal
13 5 (0.34%) MS Exchange
13 5 (0.34%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 81 (5.46%) Microsoft Excel
2 74 (4.99%) Microsoft Office
3 19 (1.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 18 (1.21%) MS Visio
5 15 (1.01%) InVision
5 15 (1.01%) Sketch
6 8 (0.54%) Figma
7 7 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
8 6 (0.40%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 3 (0.20%) Microsoft Project
10 1 (0.067%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.067%) Maya
Business Applications
1 15 (1.01%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
2 6 (0.40%) NetSuite
2 6 (0.40%) SAP S/4HANA
3 5 (0.34%) Sentinel
4 3 (0.20%) Infor M3
4 3 (0.20%) SAP BPC
4 3 (0.20%) SAP CO
4 3 (0.20%) SAP FI
4 3 (0.20%) SAP HR
4 3 (0.20%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 3 (0.20%) Visualfiles
5 2 (0.13%) Dynamics GP
5 2 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.13%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 2 (0.13%) SAP FI/CO
5 2 (0.13%) SAP FSCM
5 2 (0.13%) SAP Hybris
5 2 (0.13%) Shopify
6 1 (0.067%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 259 (17.45%) Azure
2 235 (15.84%) AWS
3 107 (7.21%) SaaS
4 79 (5.32%) Power Platform
5 76 (5.12%) Microsoft 365
6 59 (3.98%) Serverless
7 57 (3.84%) GCP
8 42 (2.83%) AWS Lambda
9 40 (2.70%) Amazon S3
10 36 (2.43%) GitHub
10 36 (2.43%) npm
11 28 (1.89%) AWS CloudFormation
12 21 (1.42%) Azure Active Directory
12 21 (1.42%) Google Analytics
12 21 (1.42%) PaaS
13 20 (1.35%) Amazon EC2
13 20 (1.35%) Dynamics 365
14 13 (0.88%) Amazon Cognito
14 13 (0.88%) IaaS
14 13 (0.88%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 37 (2.49%) Firewall
1 37 (2.49%) WAN
2 36 (2.43%) LAN
3 32 (2.16%) Internet
4 31 (2.09%) HTTP
5 29 (1.95%) VPN
6 27 (1.82%) DNS
7 25 (1.68%) Network Security
8 23 (1.55%) TCP/IP
9 18 (1.21%) Wireless
10 15 (1.01%) Wi-Fi
11 13 (0.88%) Cisco ASA
12 11 (0.74%) Cisco Firepower
12 11 (0.74%) FTP
13 10 (0.67%) SD-WAN
13 10 (0.67%) VLAN
14 9 (0.61%) OpenVPN
14 9 (0.61%) Skype
15 8 (0.54%) Cisco Nexus
16 7 (0.47%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 169 (11.39%) SQL Server
2 136 (9.16%) MySQL
3 94 (6.33%) PostgreSQL
4 76 (5.12%) Relational Database
5 74 (4.99%) Power BI
6 49 (3.30%) NoSQL
7 47 (3.17%) Data Warehouse
7 47 (3.17%) MongoDB
8 39 (2.63%) Tableau
9 35 (2.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 34 (2.29%) RDBMS
11 30 (2.02%) Big Data
11 30 (2.02%) Redis
11 30 (2.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 25 (1.68%) Oracle Database
13 22 (1.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 21 (1.42%) Azure SQL Database
15 19 (1.28%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 18 (1.21%) Data Mining
17 17 (1.15%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 188 (12.67%) Git (software)
2 113 (7.61%) JIRA
3 104 (7.01%) Jenkins
4 38 (2.56%) Cucumber
5 36 (2.43%) Visual Studio
6 31 (2.09%) Gradle
7 24 (1.62%) Selenium
8 16 (1.08%) Bitbucket
8 16 (1.08%) IntelliJ
8 16 (1.08%) Subversion
9 15 (1.01%) Maven
9 15 (1.01%) WiX
10 14 (0.94%) GitLab
10 14 (0.94%) Vagrant
10 14 (0.94%) webpack
11 12 (0.81%) JUnit
12 11 (0.74%) Babel
12 11 (0.74%) SonarQube
12 11 (0.74%) Team Foundation Server
13 10 (0.67%) git-flow
General
1 296 (19.95%) Finance
2 125 (8.42%) Marketing
3 103 (6.94%) Games
4 68 (4.58%) Public Sector
5 66 (4.45%) Retail
6 36 (2.43%) Banking
7 28 (1.89%) Telecoms
8 20 (1.35%) Advertising
8 20 (1.35%) Manufacturing
9 19 (1.28%) Law
10 18 (1.21%) Electronics
11 17 (1.15%) Legal
12 15 (1.01%) Automotive
13 12 (0.81%) Pharmaceutical
14 10 (0.67%) Aerospace
14 10 (0.67%) Back Office
15 9 (0.61%) German Language
16 8 (0.54%) French Language
16 8 (0.54%) Local Government
17 6 (0.40%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 500 (33.69%) Developer
2 180 (12.13%) Analyst
3 138 (9.30%) Senior Developer
4 97 (6.54%) Software Engineer
5 96 (6.47%) DevOps Engineer
6 74 (4.99%) Full Stack Developer
7 66 (4.45%) Architect
8 62 (4.18%) Java Developer
9 60 (4.04%) Software Developer
10 46 (3.10%) Designer
11 44 (2.96%) Consultant
12 43 (2.90%) UX Designer
13 41 (2.76%) .NET Developer
13 41 (2.76%) Senior DevOps
14 40 (2.70%) Applications Support
14 40 (2.70%) Senior DevOps Engineer
15 39 (2.63%) Administrator
16 36 (2.43%) C# Developer
17 35 (2.36%) Business Analyst
17 35 (2.36%) Python Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 190 (12.80%) .NET
2 186 (12.53%) HTML
3 158 (10.65%) CSS
4 132 (8.89%) AngularJS
5 114 (7.68%) React
6 106 (7.14%) REST
7 101 (6.81%) Node.js
8 88 (5.93%) Kafka
9 73 (4.92%) .NET Core
10 65 (4.38%) Vue.js
10 65 (4.38%) Web Services
11 64 (4.31%) RESTful
12 63 (4.25%) ASP.NET
13 47 (3.17%) Apache Flex
14 45 (3.03%) JSON
15 44 (2.96%) GraphQL
16 38 (2.56%) HTML5
17 36 (2.43%) CSS3
17 36 (2.43%) Spring
18 35 (2.36%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 460 (31.00%) Analytical Skills
2 176 (11.86%) User Experience
3 113 (7.61%) Self-Motivation
4 89 (6.00%) Greenfield Project
5 60 (4.04%) Organisational Skills
6 58 (3.91%) Virtual Team
7 55 (3.71%) Mobile App
8 44 (2.96%) Management Information System
9 35 (2.36%) e-Learning
10 29 (1.95%) NHS
11 26 (1.75%) Algorithms
12 25 (1.68%) Data Centre
13 21 (1.42%) Client/Server
14 18 (1.21%) Data Structures
15 17 (1.15%) Public Cloud
16 16 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
17 15 (1.01%) Driving Licence
17 15 (1.01%) LIMS
18 11 (0.74%) Analytical Mindset
18 11 (0.74%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 184 (12.40%) Windows
2 183 (12.33%) Linux
3 61 (4.11%) Android
4 54 (3.64%) Windows Server
5 36 (2.43%) Apple iOS
6 28 (1.89%) Windows 10
6 28 (1.89%) Windows Server 2016
7 20 (1.35%) Unix
7 20 (1.35%) Windows Server 2012
8 14 (0.94%) Ubuntu
9 13 (0.88%) Windows Server 2019
10 12 (0.81%) CentOS
11 9 (0.61%) Robot Operating System
12 5 (0.34%) Fedora
12 5 (0.34%) Mac OS
12 5 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (0.27%) Embedded Linux
13 4 (0.27%) Mac OS X
14 3 (0.20%) Solaris
14 3 (0.20%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 552 (37.20%) Agile Software Development
2 258 (17.39%) DevOps
3 238 (16.04%) Software Engineering
4 192 (12.94%) Computer Science
5 155 (10.44%) Business Intelligence
6 138 (9.30%) Continuous Improvement
6 138 (9.30%) Microservices
7 132 (8.89%) Scrum
8 128 (8.63%) Project Management
9 120 (8.09%) Mentoring
9 120 (8.09%) Test Automation
10 111 (7.48%) Coaching
11 109 (7.35%) ITIL
12 108 (7.28%) Analytics
13 99 (6.67%) Visualisation
14 98 (6.60%) Stakeholder Management
15 97 (6.54%) TDD
16 96 (6.47%) Continuous Integration
17 89 (6.00%) Decision-Making
18 87 (5.86%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 361 (24.33%) SQL
2 308 (20.75%) JavaScript
3 216 (14.56%) Java
4 210 (14.15%) Python
5 198 (13.34%) C#
6 108 (7.28%) TypeScript
7 80 (5.39%) C
8 73 (4.92%) C++
8 73 (4.92%) PHP
9 58 (3.91%) T-SQL
10 51 (3.44%) Ruby
11 50 (3.37%) Go
12 45 (3.03%) PowerShell
13 32 (2.16%) Kotlin
14 29 (1.95%) Bash Shell
15 27 (1.82%) ES6
16 24 (1.62%) PL/SQL
17 19 (1.28%) Java 8
17 19 (1.28%) R
18 16 (1.08%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 284 (19.14%) Degree
2 119 (8.02%) Computer Science Degree
3 33 (2.22%) Security Cleared
4 26 (1.75%) Cisco Certification
5 25 (1.68%) SC Cleared
6 20 (1.35%) Microsoft Certification
7 16 (1.08%) CCNA
8 15 (1.01%) BPSS Clearance
8 15 (1.01%) ITIL Certification
9 12 (0.81%) ISEB
10 11 (0.74%) CCNP
10 11 (0.74%) MCSE
10 11 (0.74%) PhD
11 8 (0.54%) DBS Check
12 7 (0.47%) CCIE
12 7 (0.47%) CISSP
12 7 (0.47%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 5 (0.34%) Six Sigma Black Belt
14 4 (0.27%) CBAP
14 4 (0.27%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 96 (6.47%) QA
2 47 (3.17%) SLA
3 36 (2.43%) GDPR
4 28 (1.89%) Data Quality
5 22 (1.48%) PCI DSS
6 11 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 10 (0.67%) PMO
8 9 (0.61%) Good Clinical Practice
9 7 (0.47%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 7 (0.47%) Actionable Recommendations
9 7 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 6 (0.40%) GRC
11 4 (0.27%) ISO 22301
11 4 (0.27%) NIST
11 4 (0.27%) SOC 2
12 3 (0.20%) CDISC
13 2 (0.13%) ISO 9001
13 2 (0.13%) PMBOK
13 2 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 2 (0.13%) WCAG
System Software
1 165 (11.12%) Docker
2 79 (5.32%) Active Directory
3 24 (1.62%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (1.01%) Hyper-V
5 11 (0.74%) XenApp
6 8 (0.54%) HDFS
7 6 (0.40%) Firmware
7 6 (0.40%) XenDesktop
8 5 (0.34%) Postfix
8 5 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (0.27%) Virtual Desktop
9 4 (0.27%) Virtual Machines
10 3 (0.20%) Virtual Servers
10 3 (0.20%) VMware NSX
10 3 (0.20%) VMware Server
11 2 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
11 2 (0.13%) PowerHA
11 2 (0.13%) vSphere
12 1 (0.067%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 1 (0.067%) Gluster
Systems Management
1 109 (7.35%) Kubernetes
2 80 (5.39%) Ansible
3 74 (4.99%) Terraform
4 69 (4.65%) Opscode Chef
5 33 (2.22%) Puppet
6 26 (1.75%) SCCM
7 14 (0.94%) Packer
8 12 (0.81%) Grafana
9 11 (0.74%) SCOM
10 10 (0.67%) Kibana
11 9 (0.61%) logstash
11 9 (0.61%) Microsoft Intune
12 8 (0.54%) Nagios
12 8 (0.54%) Prometheus
13 7 (0.47%) FlexNet
13 7 (0.47%) HAProxy
13 7 (0.47%) Icinga
14 6 (0.40%) Istio
15 5 (0.34%) Cisco Prime
15 5 (0.34%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 212 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 86 (5.80%) Google
3 54 (3.64%) Oracle
4 47 (3.17%) SAP
5 36 (2.43%) VMware
6 34 (2.29%) Cisco
7 32 (2.16%) Salesforce.com
8 23 (1.55%) Citrix
9 20 (1.35%) Adobe
10 15 (1.01%) Apple
10 15 (1.01%) Mercator
11 14 (0.94%) Aquila
11 14 (0.94%) Zend
12 13 (0.88%) Dell
12 13 (0.88%) Palo Alto
13 12 (0.81%) PagerDuty
14 11 (0.74%) Atlassian
14 11 (0.74%) Bloomberg
14 11 (0.74%) Blue Prism
14 11 (0.74%) SolarWinds