Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Problem-Solving
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
16 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 30 29 37
Rank change year-on-year -1 +8 +15
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 779 609 506
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 7.43% 8.32% 6.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.00% 8.97% 7.36%
Number of salaries quoted 1,292 948 826
Median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
10th Percentile £32,500 £33,750 £31,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £85,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +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 9,737 6,793 6,877
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 92.87% 92.84% 92.17%
Number of salaries quoted 8,539 5,899 6,005
Median annual salary £55,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.35% +4.55% -
10th Percentile £35,000 £35,000 £33,850
90th Percentile £85,000 £89,000 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £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 16 January 2021.

Problem-Solving salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 16 January 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.

1 290 (37.23%) Agile Software Development
2 204 (26.19%) Analytical Skills
3 180 (23.11%) DevOps
4 173 (22.21%) Python
5 161 (20.67%) SQL
6 156 (20.03%) Finance
7 155 (19.90%) JavaScript
8 152 (19.51%) Azure
9 127 (16.30%) Docker
10 126 (16.17%) Software Engineering
11 125 (16.05%) Degree
11 125 (16.05%) Java
12 124 (15.92%) Linux
13 123 (15.79%) AWS
14 112 (14.38%) C#
15 107 (13.74%) Windows
16 100 (12.84%) Greenfield Project
17 95 (12.20%) Computer Science
18 94 (12.07%) Git (software)
19 91 (11.68%) Kubernetes
19 91 (11.68%) .NET
20 90 (11.55%) Continuous Improvement
21 88 (11.30%) Coaching
22 86 (11.04%) MySQL
22 86 (11.04%) Microsoft
23 83 (10.65%) PostgreSQL
24 82 (10.53%) HTML
25 79 (10.14%) Scrum
26 76 (9.76%) SQL Server
26 76 (9.76%) Ansible

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 63 (8.09%) Apache
2 20 (2.57%) CMS
3 17 (2.18%) SharePoint
3 17 (2.18%) WordPress
4 11 (1.41%) OpenStack
5 9 (1.16%) Confluence
5 9 (1.16%) Elasticsearch
6 8 (1.03%) IIS
6 8 (1.03%) MS Exchange
6 8 (1.03%) Skype for Business
6 8 (1.03%) Tomcat
7 7 (0.90%) Umbraco
8 6 (0.77%) nginx
9 5 (0.64%) SugarCRM
10 4 (0.51%) Apache Pulsar
10 4 (0.51%) Apache Spark
10 4 (0.51%) ColdFusion
10 4 (0.51%) Tornado
10 4 (0.51%) WebSphere
10 4 (0.51%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 39 (5.01%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (2.57%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (1.03%) InVision
3 8 (1.03%) Sketch
4 7 (0.90%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 6 (0.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 5 (0.64%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.13%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Project
8 1 (0.13%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.13%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 10 (1.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.39%) NetSuite
2 3 (0.39%) SAP Hybris
2 3 (0.39%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 2 (0.26%) JDE EnterpriseOne
3 2 (0.26%) JDE OneWorld
3 2 (0.26%) Magento
3 2 (0.26%) Oracle Retail
3 2 (0.26%) Shopify
3 2 (0.26%) Visualfiles
4 1 (0.13%) Distributed Ledger
4 1 (0.13%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.13%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.13%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.13%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.13%) SAP HCM
4 1 (0.13%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.13%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 152 (19.51%) Azure
2 123 (15.79%) AWS
3 44 (5.65%) Office 365
4 42 (5.39%) GCP
5 41 (5.26%) SaaS
6 32 (4.11%) Power Platform
7 13 (1.67%) Azure Active Directory
8 11 (1.41%) Dynamics 365
8 11 (1.41%) PaaS
9 10 (1.28%) Serverless
10 9 (1.16%) Amazon S3
10 9 (1.16%) AWS CloudFormation
10 9 (1.16%) npm
11 8 (1.03%) AWS Lambda
11 8 (1.03%) Cloud Computing
11 8 (1.03%) Logic Apps
11 8 (1.03%) OpenShift
12 7 (0.90%) Azure Data Factory
12 7 (0.90%) GitHub
13 5 (0.64%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 34 (4.36%) VPN
2 28 (3.59%) Firewall
3 27 (3.47%) Network Security
4 26 (3.34%) WAN
5 22 (2.82%) LAN
6 19 (2.44%) Internet
7 17 (2.18%) Wireless
8 15 (1.93%) DNS
9 14 (1.80%) Cisco ASA
9 14 (1.80%) TCP/IP
9 14 (1.80%) VLAN
10 12 (1.54%) IPv4
11 11 (1.41%) IPv6
12 8 (1.03%) BGP
12 8 (1.03%) OSPF
12 8 (1.03%) Skype
12 8 (1.03%) VoIP
13 7 (0.90%) Broadband
13 7 (0.90%) Cisco Firepower
13 7 (0.90%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (11.04%) MySQL
2 83 (10.65%) PostgreSQL
3 76 (9.76%) SQL Server
4 45 (5.78%) Relational Database
5 32 (4.11%) MongoDB
6 31 (3.98%) Power BI
7 29 (3.72%) NoSQL
8 21 (2.70%) Tableau
9 14 (1.80%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 12 (1.54%) Redis
10 12 (1.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 11 (1.41%) MariaDB
12 10 (1.28%) Data Warehouse
12 10 (1.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 9 (1.16%) RDBMS
14 8 (1.03%) Neo4j
14 8 (1.03%) Oracle Database
14 8 (1.03%) SAP BW
15 7 (0.90%) Big Data
16 6 (0.77%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 94 (12.07%) Git (software)
2 63 (8.09%) Jenkins
3 36 (4.62%) JIRA
4 28 (3.59%) Visual Studio
5 17 (2.18%) Gradle
6 16 (2.05%) Selenium
7 14 (1.80%) Cucumber
7 14 (1.80%) IntelliJ
8 11 (1.41%) Team Foundation Server
9 10 (1.28%) Vagrant
10 9 (1.16%) Moq
10 9 (1.16%) WiX
11 8 (1.03%) Maven
11 8 (1.03%) Subversion
12 7 (0.90%) Oracle Forms
12 7 (0.90%) TeamCity
13 6 (0.77%) JUnit
14 5 (0.64%) MSI
14 5 (0.64%) SpecFlow
14 5 (0.64%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 156 (20.03%) Finance
2 69 (8.86%) Games
3 37 (4.75%) Marketing
4 35 (4.49%) Retail
5 31 (3.98%) Public Sector
6 21 (2.70%) Telecoms
7 14 (1.80%) Banking
8 12 (1.54%) Legal
8 12 (1.54%) Manufacturing
9 8 (1.03%) Electronics
9 8 (1.03%) Law
10 7 (0.90%) Aerospace
10 7 (0.90%) German Language
11 6 (0.77%) Automotive
11 6 (0.77%) Front Office
11 6 (0.77%) Investment Banking
12 5 (0.64%) Back Office
12 5 (0.64%) Financial Institution
12 5 (0.64%) Local Government
13 3 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 256 (32.86%) Developer
2 86 (11.04%) DevOps Engineer
3 77 (9.88%) Analyst
4 59 (7.57%) Software Engineer
5 54 (6.93%) Senior Developer
6 38 (4.88%) Full Stack Developer
6 38 (4.88%) Python Engineer
7 37 (4.75%) Java Developer
7 37 (4.75%) Linux Engineer
8 36 (4.62%) Software Developer
9 33 (4.24%) Senior DevOps
9 33 (4.24%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 31 (3.98%) Consultant
11 27 (3.47%) C# Developer
12 26 (3.34%) Systems Administrator
13 25 (3.21%) Administrator
14 24 (3.08%) .NET Developer
14 24 (3.08%) Data Engineer
15 22 (2.82%) Service Analyst
16 21 (2.70%) AWS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 91 (11.68%) .NET
2 82 (10.53%) HTML
3 70 (8.99%) CSS
4 69 (8.86%) AngularJS
5 68 (8.73%) Kafka
6 66 (8.47%) React
7 45 (5.78%) Vue.js
8 44 (5.65%) .NET Core
8 44 (5.65%) Apache Flex
9 39 (5.01%) Node.js
10 37 (4.75%) Web Services
11 35 (4.49%) REST
12 28 (3.59%) RESTful
13 24 (3.08%) ASP.NET
14 21 (2.70%) Spring
15 20 (2.57%) Spring Boot
16 19 (2.44%) LAMP
17 18 (2.31%) HTML5
18 17 (2.18%) Django
18 17 (2.18%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 204 (26.19%) Analytical Skills
2 100 (12.84%) Greenfield Project
3 68 (8.73%) User Experience
4 51 (6.55%) Self-Motivation
5 39 (5.01%) Virtual Team
6 28 (3.59%) NHS
7 26 (3.34%) Management Information System
8 25 (3.21%) Algorithms
9 21 (2.70%) Data Centre
9 21 (2.70%) e-Learning
10 17 (2.18%) Mobile App
11 12 (1.54%) Private Cloud
12 11 (1.41%) Data Structures
12 11 (1.41%) Public Cloud
13 9 (1.16%) Driving Licence
14 8 (1.03%) PMI
15 7 (0.90%) Client/Server
15 7 (0.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 7 (0.90%) LIMS
15 7 (0.90%) STB
Operating Systems
1 124 (15.92%) Linux
2 107 (13.74%) Windows
3 32 (4.11%) Android
4 24 (3.08%) Windows Server
5 19 (2.44%) Apple iOS
6 18 (2.31%) CentOS
7 15 (1.93%) Windows Server 2012
8 14 (1.80%) Windows 10
8 14 (1.80%) Windows Server 2016
9 13 (1.67%) Fedora
9 13 (1.67%) Unix
10 10 (1.28%) Windows Server 2019
11 7 (0.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (0.64%) Robot Operating System
13 4 (0.51%) Solaris
13 4 (0.51%) Ubuntu
13 4 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
14 3 (0.39%) AIX
14 3 (0.39%) VMS
15 2 (0.26%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 290 (37.23%) Agile Software Development
2 180 (23.11%) DevOps
3 126 (16.17%) Software Engineering
4 95 (12.20%) Computer Science
5 90 (11.55%) Continuous Improvement
6 88 (11.30%) Coaching
7 79 (10.14%) Scrum
8 74 (9.50%) Visualisation
9 72 (9.24%) TDD
10 70 (8.99%) Microservices
11 62 (7.96%) Logistics
12 61 (7.83%) Infrastructure as Code
13 60 (7.70%) Business Intelligence
13 60 (7.70%) Continuous Integration
14 59 (7.57%) Artificial Intelligence
14 59 (7.57%) Mentoring
15 57 (7.32%) ITIL
16 56 (7.19%) Test Automation
17 53 (6.80%) Machine Learning
18 52 (6.68%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 173 (22.21%) Python
2 161 (20.67%) SQL
3 155 (19.90%) JavaScript
4 125 (16.05%) Java
5 112 (14.38%) C#
6 58 (7.45%) C++
7 54 (6.93%) Go
8 51 (6.55%) TypeScript
9 49 (6.29%) PHP
10 30 (3.85%) Ruby
11 29 (3.72%) PowerShell
12 26 (3.34%) C
13 23 (2.95%) Shell Script
14 22 (2.82%) Bash Shell
15 19 (2.44%) Perl
16 18 (2.31%) Kotlin
16 18 (2.31%) T-SQL
17 15 (1.93%) ES6
18 14 (1.80%) Groovy
19 12 (1.54%) R
Qualifications
1 125 (16.05%) Degree
2 63 (8.09%) Computer Science Degree
3 24 (3.08%) Cisco Certification
4 17 (2.18%) Security Cleared
5 15 (1.93%) CCNP
6 13 (1.67%) SC Cleared
7 12 (1.54%) CCNA
8 11 (1.41%) CCIE
8 11 (1.41%) PhD
9 8 (1.03%) PMI Certification
10 7 (0.90%) Microsoft Certification
11 5 (0.64%) CISSP
11 5 (0.64%) MCSE
11 5 (0.64%) Numerate Degree
11 5 (0.64%) Six Sigma Black Belt
12 4 (0.51%) AWS Certification
12 4 (0.51%) Master's Degree
13 3 (0.39%) CEH
13 3 (0.39%) CISM
13 3 (0.39%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (6.93%) QA
2 27 (3.47%) SLA
3 23 (2.95%) GDPR
4 11 (1.41%) Data Quality
5 5 (0.64%) PMO
6 4 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 2 (0.26%) NIST
9 1 (0.13%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 1 (0.13%) Good Clinical Practice
9 1 (0.13%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 127 (16.30%) Docker
2 36 (4.62%) Active Directory
3 26 (3.34%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (1.80%) Hyper-V
5 5 (0.64%) vSphere
5 5 (0.64%) XenApp
5 5 (0.64%) XenDesktop
6 4 (0.51%) Oracle RAC
6 4 (0.51%) Postfix
6 4 (0.51%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.39%) VMware NSX
8 2 (0.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (0.26%) PowerHA
8 2 (0.26%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.13%) Firmware
9 1 (0.13%) NFS
9 1 (0.13%) Squid
Systems Management
1 91 (11.68%) Kubernetes
2 76 (9.76%) Ansible
3 60 (7.70%) Opscode Chef
4 41 (5.26%) Terraform
5 28 (3.59%) Puppet
6 13 (1.67%) SCCM
7 12 (1.54%) Grafana
8 11 (1.41%) HAProxy
8 11 (1.41%) Icinga
9 10 (1.28%) Packer
10 9 (1.16%) Prometheus
11 7 (0.90%) SCOM
12 6 (0.77%) Nagios
13 5 (0.64%) Cisco Prime
13 5 (0.64%) Microsoft Intune
14 4 (0.51%) Data Guard
14 4 (0.51%) FortiGate
14 4 (0.51%) Munin
14 4 (0.51%) Oracle RMAN
14 4 (0.51%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 86 (11.04%) Microsoft
2 35 (4.49%) Google
3 34 (4.36%) VMware
4 33 (4.24%) Cisco
5 28 (3.59%) Oracle
6 24 (3.08%) SAP
7 21 (2.70%) Citrix
7 21 (2.70%) Salesforce.com
8 15 (1.93%) SolarWinds
9 13 (1.67%) Adobe
10 10 (1.28%) Aquila
10 10 (1.28%) Palo Alto
10 10 (1.28%) Red Hat
11 8 (1.03%) Alteryx
11 8 (1.03%) Apple
11 8 (1.03%) CheckPoint
11 8 (1.03%) Dell
11 8 (1.03%) Meraki
11 8 (1.03%) Veeam
12 7 (0.90%) IBM