Period
to 23 October 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Central London with 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 23 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Problem-Solving
London > Central London
6 months to
23 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 33 33 24
Rank change year-on-year 0 -9 -1
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 466 302 1,148
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Central London 6.84% 7.26% 9.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.27% 7.72% 9.72%
Number of salaries quoted 392 255 981
10th Percentile £37,510 £42,500 £35,000
25th Percentile £48,000 £52,500 £46,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £65,000 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year -7.69% +4.00% +4.17%
75th Percentile £80,000 £80,625 £82,500
90th Percentile £93,750 £90,750 £99,112
London median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% -

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 advertised in Central London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Central London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 6,407 3,911 11,815
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Central London 94.03% 94.06% 93.63%
Number of salaries quoted 5,720 3,432 10,463
10th Percentile £42,500 £43,750 £37,500
25th Percentile £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,500 £70,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +0.71% +7.69% +4.00%
75th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £82,500
90th Percentile £105,000 £100,000 £95,000
London median annual salary £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year - +7.69% +4.00%

Problem-Solving
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

Job postings citing Problem-Solving as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Central London.

Job vacancy trend for Problem-Solving in Central London

Problem-Solving
Salary Trend in Central London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Problem-Solving in Central London.

Salary trend for Problem-Solving in Central London

Problem-Solving
Salary Histogram in Central London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Problem-Solving in Central London over the 6 months to 23 October 2021.

Salary histogram for Problem-Solving in Central London

Problem-Solving
Job Locations in Central London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Problem-Solving within the Central London region over the 6 months to 23 October 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -4 392 £67,500 +3.85% 221
West End of London -1 22 £37,510 -39.98% 1
City of Westminster -7 18 £37,505 -53.12%
Southwark +9 15 £80,000 +12.68%
Camden -6 4 £37,500 -40.00%
Lambeth - 3 £65,000 -
Kensington and Chelsea +2 1 £55,000 -2.68%
Problem-Solving
London

For the 6 months to 23 October 2021, IT jobs citing Problem-Solving also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Central London region with a requirement for Problem-Solving.

1 212 (45.49%) Social Skills
2 180 (38.63%) Analytical Skills
3 175 (37.55%) Finance
4 140 (30.04%) SQL
5 138 (29.61%) Microsoft
6 133 (28.54%) Agile Software Development
7 108 (23.18%) Python
8 98 (21.03%) Azure
9 85 (18.24%) Degree
10 80 (17.17%) Analytics
11 73 (15.67%) Business Intelligence
12 66 (14.16%) DevOps
12 66 (14.16%) Power Platform
13 61 (13.09%) AWS
14 58 (12.45%) Windows
15 53 (11.37%) Project Management
15 53 (11.37%) Computer Science
15 53 (11.37%) Power BI
16 51 (10.94%) Active Directory
17 46 (9.87%) Java
17 46 (9.87%) Microsoft 365
18 43 (9.23%) JavaScript
18 43 (9.23%) Banking
18 43 (9.23%) Business Analysis
19 41 (8.80%) SQL Server
19 41 (8.80%) PowerShell
20 40 (8.58%) Terraform
20 40 (8.58%) Data Warehouse
21 39 (8.37%) DNS
21 39 (8.37%) Software Engineering

Problem-Solving
Co-occurring IT Skills in Central London 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 31 (6.65%) SharePoint
2 9 (1.93%) Confluence
3 7 (1.50%) CMS
4 6 (1.29%) MS Exchange
4 6 (1.29%) Skype for Business
5 5 (1.07%) Apache Airflow
5 5 (1.07%) nginx
6 4 (0.86%) Apache
6 4 (0.86%) Apache Solr
6 4 (0.86%) Apache Spark
7 3 (0.64%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 3 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (0.64%) IIS
7 3 (0.64%) Oracle Coherence
8 2 (0.43%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.43%) Headless CMS
8 2 (0.43%) WordPress
9 1 (0.21%) Ethereum
9 1 (0.21%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.21%) WebSphere
Applications
1 33 (7.08%) Microsoft Excel
2 25 (5.36%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (1.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (1.72%) Figma
4 8 (1.72%) Sketch
5 6 (1.29%) MS Visio
6 5 (1.07%) InVision
7 4 (0.86%) Microsoft Project
8 2 (0.43%) Adobe XD
9 1 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.21%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 6 (1.29%) Distributed Ledger
2 3 (0.64%) Workday HCM
3 1 (0.21%) Bloomberg TOMS
3 1 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.21%) IBM Planning Analytics
3 1 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.21%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.21%) SAP BPC
3 1 (0.21%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 98 (21.03%) Azure
2 66 (14.16%) Power Platform
3 61 (13.09%) AWS
4 46 (9.87%) Microsoft 365
5 35 (7.51%) SaaS
6 27 (5.79%) IaaS
7 24 (5.15%) PaaS
8 20 (4.29%) Serverless
9 17 (3.65%) Azure Data Factory
10 16 (3.43%) GCP
11 12 (2.58%) AWS CloudFormation
11 12 (2.58%) AWS Lambda
12 11 (2.36%) Salesforce Service Cloud
12 11 (2.36%) Snowflake
13 10 (2.15%) PowerApps
13 10 (2.15%) Yammer
14 8 (1.72%) Dynamics 365
14 8 (1.72%) Slack
15 7 (1.50%) Amazon EC2
15 7 (1.50%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 39 (8.37%) DNS
2 31 (6.65%) TCP/IP
3 22 (4.72%) DHCP
4 19 (4.08%) Firewall
5 14 (3.00%) BGP
6 11 (2.36%) Network Security
7 9 (1.93%) LAN
8 8 (1.72%) VLAN
8 8 (1.72%) VPN
9 7 (1.50%) WAN
10 5 (1.07%) Unified Communications
11 4 (0.86%) Internet
11 4 (0.86%) MPLS
12 3 (0.64%) Fibre Channel
12 3 (0.64%) HTTP
12 3 (0.64%) IPsec
12 3 (0.64%) OSPF
12 3 (0.64%) SMTP
12 3 (0.64%) SSL
12 3 (0.64%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (11.37%) Power BI
2 41 (8.80%) SQL Server
3 40 (8.58%) Data Warehouse
4 28 (6.01%) Relational Database
5 27 (5.79%) Tableau
6 22 (4.72%) NoSQL
7 18 (3.86%) Big Data
8 16 (3.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 14 (3.00%) Data Lake
10 13 (2.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 12 (2.58%) MongoDB
12 10 (2.15%) Azure SQL Database
13 9 (1.93%) Looker
14 8 (1.72%) Data Mining
15 7 (1.50%) Amazon Redshift
15 7 (1.50%) MySQL
16 6 (1.29%) MarkLogic
16 6 (1.29%) Oracle Database
16 6 (1.29%) QlikView
17 5 (1.07%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 36 (7.73%) Git (software)
1 36 (7.73%) JIRA
2 18 (3.86%) Jenkins
3 13 (2.79%) Bitbucket
4 11 (2.36%) Visual Studio
5 10 (2.15%) Maven
6 7 (1.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 7 (1.50%) TeamCity
7 6 (1.29%) Gradle
7 6 (1.29%) Sonatype Nexus
7 6 (1.29%) Terragrunt
8 5 (1.07%) Selenium
9 4 (0.86%) Cypress.io
9 4 (0.86%) GitLab
9 4 (0.86%) Jasmine
9 4 (0.86%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (0.64%) JUnit
10 3 (0.64%) NUnit
10 3 (0.64%) Octopus Deploy
10 3 (0.64%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 212 (45.49%) Social Skills
2 180 (38.63%) Analytical Skills
3 175 (37.55%) Finance
4 43 (9.23%) Banking
5 37 (7.94%) Marketing
6 36 (7.73%) Organisational Skills
7 20 (4.29%) Advertising
8 19 (4.08%) Legal
9 17 (3.65%) Retail
10 13 (2.79%) Telecoms
11 12 (2.58%) Front Office
12 10 (2.15%) Financial Institution
12 10 (2.15%) Presentation Skills
13 9 (1.93%) Law
14 8 (1.72%) Investment Banking
15 7 (1.50%) Games
16 6 (1.29%) Private Banking
16 6 (1.29%) Public Sector
17 5 (1.07%) French Language
17 5 (1.07%) Influencing Skills
Job Titles
1 109 (23.39%) Analyst
2 87 (18.67%) Developer
3 24 (5.15%) Architect
3 24 (5.15%) Data Engineer
4 21 (4.51%) Azure Engineer
4 21 (4.51%) Business Analyst
5 17 (3.65%) Data Analyst
5 17 (3.65%) Python Developer
5 17 (3.65%) Support Analyst
6 15 (3.22%) Solutions Architect
7 14 (3.00%) Applications Support
7 14 (3.00%) DevOps Engineer
7 14 (3.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 14 (3.00%) Operations Engineer
7 14 (3.00%) Senior Developer
8 13 (2.79%) Full Stack Developer
9 12 (2.58%) Consultant
9 12 (2.58%) Graduate
9 12 (2.58%) Project Manager
9 12 (2.58%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (6.22%) HTML
2 22 (4.72%) CSS
2 22 (4.72%) React
3 19 (4.08%) AngularJS
4 16 (3.43%) .NET
4 16 (3.43%) REST
5 15 (3.22%) Kafka
5 15 (3.22%) Middleware
6 14 (3.00%) RESTful
7 13 (2.79%) Node.js
8 12 (2.58%) Web Services
9 11 (2.36%) XML
10 8 (1.72%) Visualforce
11 7 (1.50%) jQuery
11 7 (1.50%) Spring
11 7 (1.50%) Swagger
12 6 (1.29%) HTML5
12 6 (1.29%) JMX
12 6 (1.29%) Sass
12 6 (1.29%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 28 (6.01%) Management Information System
1 28 (6.01%) User Experience
2 15 (3.22%) Self-Motivation
3 11 (2.36%) Analytical Mindset
4 10 (2.15%) Data Structures
4 10 (2.15%) Fixed Income
5 9 (1.93%) Public Cloud
6 8 (1.72%) Algorithms
6 8 (1.72%) Data Centre
6 8 (1.72%) Video Conferencing
7 7 (1.50%) CMDB
7 7 (1.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 7 (1.50%) Hedge funds
7 7 (1.50%) Private Cloud
7 7 (1.50%) Renewable Energy
8 6 (1.29%) Legacy Code
8 6 (1.29%) Mobile Computing
8 6 (1.29%) Mobile Games
9 5 (1.07%) Derivative
10 4 (0.86%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 58 (12.45%) Windows
2 32 (6.87%) Windows Server
3 28 (6.01%) Linux
4 23 (4.94%) Windows 10
5 16 (3.43%) Windows Server 2016
6 15 (3.22%) Windows Server 2012
7 13 (2.79%) Mac OS X
8 10 (2.15%) Data ONTAP
9 5 (1.07%) Unix
10 3 (0.64%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (0.64%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.21%) DC/OS
11 1 (0.21%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.21%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 133 (28.54%) Agile Software Development
2 80 (17.17%) Analytics
3 73 (15.67%) Business Intelligence
4 66 (14.16%) DevOps
5 53 (11.37%) Computer Science
5 53 (11.37%) Project Management
6 43 (9.23%) Business Analysis
7 39 (8.37%) Software Engineering
8 38 (8.15%) Decision-Making
9 37 (7.94%) Data Modelling
9 37 (7.94%) Scrum
9 37 (7.94%) Stakeholder Management
10 36 (7.73%) Workflow
11 35 (7.51%) Change Management
12 34 (7.30%) Cybersecurity
12 34 (7.30%) ETL
13 33 (7.08%) Test Automation
14 31 (6.65%) ITIL
15 30 (6.44%) Mentoring
16 29 (6.22%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 140 (30.04%) SQL
2 108 (23.18%) Python
3 46 (9.87%) Java
4 43 (9.23%) JavaScript
5 41 (8.80%) PowerShell
6 25 (5.36%) C#
7 18 (3.86%) R
8 17 (3.65%) Bash Shell
9 16 (3.43%) TypeScript
10 14 (3.00%) C++
11 12 (2.58%) T-SQL
12 10 (2.15%) Go
13 8 (1.72%) Apex Code
14 7 (1.50%) C
14 7 (1.50%) PHP
14 7 (1.50%) Scala
15 6 (1.29%) Shell Script
16 5 (1.07%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 5 (1.07%) VBA
17 4 (0.86%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 85 (18.24%) Degree
2 23 (4.94%) Computer Science Degree
3 9 (1.93%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (1.72%) Security Cleared
5 7 (1.50%) Master's Degree
5 7 (1.50%) Numerate Degree
6 6 (1.29%) AWS Certification
6 6 (1.29%) CCNA
7 5 (1.07%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (1.07%) SC Cleared
8 4 (0.86%) CBAP
8 4 (0.86%) CCNP
9 3 (0.64%) A+ Certification
9 3 (0.64%) CEH
9 3 (0.64%) ISEB
9 3 (0.64%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.43%) CCDA
10 2 (0.43%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.43%) MCDST
10 2 (0.43%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (6.44%) QA
2 20 (4.29%) SLA
3 17 (3.65%) Data Quality
4 12 (2.58%) GDPR
5 11 (2.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 8 (1.72%) PMO
7 7 (1.50%) COBIT
7 7 (1.50%) Solvency II
8 5 (1.07%) SOC 2
9 4 (0.86%) NIST
10 3 (0.64%) Accessibility
10 3 (0.64%) AIFMD
10 3 (0.64%) MiFID
11 2 (0.43%) WCAG
12 1 (0.21%) IFRS
12 1 (0.21%) IFRS 9
12 1 (0.21%) ITGC
12 1 (0.21%) NCSC
12 1 (0.21%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 51 (10.94%) Active Directory
2 27 (5.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (5.15%) Docker
4 16 (3.43%) Hyper-V
5 8 (1.72%) XenApp
6 4 (0.86%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (0.86%) XenDesktop
7 3 (0.64%) Virtual Desktop
7 3 (0.64%) VMware NSX
7 3 (0.64%) vSphere
8 1 (0.21%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.21%) Firmware
8 1 (0.21%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.21%) Varnish
8 1 (0.21%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.21%) Xen
Systems Management
1 40 (8.58%) Terraform
2 21 (4.51%) Ansible
3 14 (3.00%) Kubernetes
4 6 (1.29%) Cisco CUCM
4 6 (1.29%) ITRS Geneos
5 5 (1.07%) SCCM
6 4 (0.86%) Microsoft Intune
7 3 (0.64%) Grafana
7 3 (0.64%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (0.64%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 2 (0.43%) Kibana
8 2 (0.43%) QRadar
8 2 (0.43%) Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.21%) Apache Brooklyn
9 1 (0.21%) HAProxy
9 1 (0.21%) Marathon
9 1 (0.21%) Mesos
9 1 (0.21%) Prometheus
9 1 (0.21%) Puppet
9 1 (0.21%) Salt
Vendors
1 138 (29.61%) Microsoft
2 37 (7.94%) VMware
3 33 (7.08%) ServiceNow
4 22 (4.72%) Salesforce.com
5 21 (4.51%) LogicMonitor
6 19 (4.08%) Cisco
6 19 (4.08%) Citrix
6 19 (4.08%) Oracle
7 15 (3.22%) Databricks
8 11 (2.36%) Okta
9 10 (2.15%) NetApp
9 10 (2.15%) SAP
10 9 (1.93%) Google
11 8 (1.72%) EMC
12 6 (1.29%) Informatica
12 6 (1.29%) Palo Alto
12 6 (1.29%) Talend
13 5 (1.07%) Alteryx
13 5 (1.07%) Infoblox
13 5 (1.07%) SnapLogic