Period
to 25 February 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of 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 25 February 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Problem-Solving
Central London > City of London
6 months to
25 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 45 22 30
Rank change year-on-year -23 +8 -4
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 271 744 761
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 5.80% 8.19% 7.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.09% 8.73% 7.90%
Number of salaries quoted 272 654 709
Median annual salary £72,500 £65,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.54% +8.33% +4.35%
10th Percentile £43,200 £35,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £97,500 £100,000 £86,250
Central London median annual salary £70,000 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year +12.00% +4.17% +9.09%

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 the City of London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
City of London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4,451 8,520 9,632
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 95.31% 93.77% 92.96%
Number of salaries quoted 3,898 7,425 8,647
Median annual salary £72,500 £67,500 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.41% +3.85% +6.56%
10th Percentile £45,000 £38,750 £36,250
90th Percentile £105,000 £100,000 £96,250
Central London median annual salary £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year +3.70% +3.85% +8.33%

Problem-Solving
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for Problem-Solving in the City of London

Problem-Solving
Salary Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Problem-Solving in the City of London.

Salary trend for Problem-Solving in the City of London

Problem-Solving
Salary Histogram in the City of London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Problem-Solving in the City of London over the 6 months to 25 February 2021.

Salary histogram for Problem-Solving in the City of London

Problem-Solving
Job Locations in the City of 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 City of London region over the 6 months to 25 February 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
London Bridge +8 2 £71,000 +67.06%
Moorgate +8 1 £50,000 -23.08%
Problem-Solving
Central London

For the 6 months to 25 February 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 City of London region with a requirement for Problem-Solving.

1 110 (40.59%) Finance
2 109 (40.22%) Analytical Skills
3 73 (26.94%) Agile Software Development
4 63 (23.25%) Python
4 63 (23.25%) DevOps
5 58 (21.40%) Java
6 54 (19.93%) SQL
7 53 (19.56%) Degree
8 51 (18.82%) Azure
9 46 (16.97%) AWS
10 40 (14.76%) Software Engineering
11 39 (14.39%) Computer Science
12 36 (13.28%) Microsoft
13 35 (12.92%) Analytics
14 34 (12.55%) SQL Server
15 31 (11.44%) Docker
16 30 (11.07%) Web Services
16 30 (11.07%) Banking
17 29 (10.70%) C#
18 28 (10.33%) Project Management
18 28 (10.33%) Scrum
18 28 (10.33%) Fintech
19 27 (9.96%) Business Intelligence
19 27 (9.96%) Linux
20 25 (9.23%) JavaScript
20 25 (9.23%) Test Automation
20 25 (9.23%) SDLC
20 25 (9.23%) Jenkins
21 24 (8.86%) HTML
21 24 (8.86%) Stakeholder Management

Problem-Solving
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of 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 8 (2.95%) CMS
2 4 (1.48%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 3 (1.11%) Confluence
3 3 (1.11%) Ethereum
3 3 (1.11%) IIS
3 3 (1.11%) MS Exchange
3 3 (1.11%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.74%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.37%) Apache Airflow
5 1 (0.37%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.37%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (2.21%) Microsoft Office
1 6 (2.21%) MS Visio
2 5 (1.85%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.11%) SPSS
3 3 (1.11%) Stata
4 1 (0.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.37%) Sketch
4 1 (0.37%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 3 (1.11%) Global One
2 2 (0.74%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.74%) Relativity
3 1 (0.37%) Actimize
3 1 (0.37%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 51 (18.82%) Azure
2 46 (16.97%) AWS
3 20 (7.38%) SaaS
4 16 (5.90%) Azure Data Factory
5 15 (5.54%) Power Platform
6 12 (4.43%) Microsoft 365
7 8 (2.95%) AWS CloudFormation
7 8 (2.95%) Serverless
8 7 (2.58%) AWS Lambda
8 7 (2.58%) GCP
8 7 (2.58%) IaaS
9 6 (2.21%) Amazon EC2
9 6 (2.21%) AWS Fargate
9 6 (2.21%) OpenShift
10 4 (1.48%) Cloud Computing
10 4 (1.48%) npm
11 2 (0.74%) Dynamics 365
11 2 (0.74%) GitHub
12 1 (0.37%) IBM Cloud
12 1 (0.37%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 17 (6.27%) TCP/IP
2 14 (5.17%) Firewall
3 11 (4.06%) WAN
4 10 (3.69%) Network Security
5 9 (3.32%) LAN
5 9 (3.32%) Multicast
6 8 (2.95%) Cisco ASA
6 8 (2.95%) DNS
7 7 (2.58%) BGP
7 7 (2.58%) HTTP
7 7 (2.58%) MPLS
7 7 (2.58%) VPN
7 7 (2.58%) Wireless
8 6 (2.21%) Cisco IOS
8 6 (2.21%) DHCP
9 5 (1.85%) Cisco Firepower
9 5 (1.85%) OSPF
9 5 (1.85%) tcpdump
9 5 (1.85%) VoIP
10 4 (1.48%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (12.55%) SQL Server
2 22 (8.12%) Relational Database
3 19 (7.01%) Data Warehouse
4 17 (6.27%) Data Lake
5 15 (5.54%) Power BI
6 9 (3.32%) PostgreSQL
6 9 (3.32%) Redis
7 8 (2.95%) Azure SQL Database
7 8 (2.95%) Data Mart
8 7 (2.58%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 7 (2.58%) MongoDB
8 7 (2.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 6 (2.21%) Delta Lake
9 6 (2.21%) MySQL
10 5 (1.85%) Data Mining
11 4 (1.48%) NoSQL
11 4 (1.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 4 (1.48%) Tableau
11 4 (1.48%) Text Mining
12 3 (1.11%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 25 (9.23%) Jenkins
2 16 (5.90%) Git (software)
3 9 (3.32%) JIRA
4 5 (1.85%) Selenium
4 5 (1.85%) webpack
5 3 (1.11%) Bower
5 3 (1.11%) Cucumber
5 3 (1.11%) Grunt
5 3 (1.11%) JUnit
6 2 (0.74%) TeamCity
6 2 (0.74%) TestNG
7 1 (0.37%) C++Builder
7 1 (0.37%) JMeter
7 1 (0.37%) Moq
7 1 (0.37%) MSTest
7 1 (0.37%) NUnit
7 1 (0.37%) SilkTest
7 1 (0.37%) SpecFlow
7 1 (0.37%) Valgrind
7 1 (0.37%) WebDriver
General
1 110 (40.59%) Finance
2 30 (11.07%) Banking
3 14 (5.17%) Front Office
4 13 (4.80%) Law
5 12 (4.43%) Back Office
6 9 (3.32%) Marketing
7 7 (2.58%) Telecoms
8 5 (1.85%) Legal
9 4 (1.48%) Financial Institution
9 4 (1.48%) Investment Banking
10 3 (1.11%) Retail
11 2 (0.74%) German Language
11 2 (0.74%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.74%) Public Sector
12 1 (0.37%) Billing
12 1 (0.37%) Brand Awareness
12 1 (0.37%) Electronics
12 1 (0.37%) Games
12 1 (0.37%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 88 (32.47%) Developer
2 35 (12.92%) Analyst
3 20 (7.38%) Lead Developer
3 20 (7.38%) Senior Developer
4 18 (6.64%) Java Developer
5 16 (5.90%) Architect
5 16 (5.90%) DevOps Engineer
5 16 (5.90%) Python Developer
6 14 (5.17%) Software Engineer
7 10 (3.69%) Business Analyst
7 10 (3.69%) PHP Developer
7 10 (3.69%) Project Manager
7 10 (3.69%) Python Engineer
8 9 (3.32%) C# Developer
8 9 (3.32%) Configuration Analyst
8 9 (3.32%) Data Architect
9 8 (2.95%) Azure Architect
9 8 (2.95%) Azure Developer
9 8 (2.95%) Lead Java Developer
9 8 (2.95%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (11.07%) Web Services
2 24 (8.86%) HTML
3 22 (8.12%) CSS
4 19 (7.01%) React
5 18 (6.64%) REST
6 17 (6.27%) .NET
7 16 (5.90%) AngularJS
8 11 (4.06%) HTML5
9 10 (3.69%) Flask
9 10 (3.69%) Node.js
9 10 (3.69%) Spring
10 9 (3.32%) CSS3
10 9 (3.32%) Elastic Stack
10 9 (3.32%) Kafka
10 9 (3.32%) Laravel
10 9 (3.32%) LESS
10 9 (3.32%) Sass
10 9 (3.32%) Vue.js
11 8 (2.95%) ActiveMQ
12 7 (2.58%) J2SE
Miscellaneous
1 109 (40.22%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (8.12%) Management Information System
3 16 (5.90%) Algorithms
4 14 (5.17%) Data Structures
5 13 (4.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 12 (4.43%) User Experience
7 11 (4.06%) Equities
7 11 (4.06%) Reinsurance
7 11 (4.06%) Self-Motivation
7 11 (4.06%) Virtual Team
8 10 (3.69%) Data Centre
9 8 (2.95%) Fixed Income
10 7 (2.58%) Derivative
11 5 (1.85%) Mobile App
11 5 (1.85%) Public Cloud
11 5 (1.85%) Video Conferencing
12 4 (1.48%) Analytical Mindset
12 4 (1.48%) Enterprise Software
13 3 (1.11%) Greenfield Project
13 3 (1.11%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 27 (9.96%) Linux
2 22 (8.12%) Windows
3 8 (2.95%) Unix
3 8 (2.95%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (2.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (2.58%) Windows Server 2019
5 6 (2.21%) Android
5 6 (2.21%) Apple iOS
5 6 (2.21%) Windows Server 2016
6 5 (1.85%) CentOS
6 5 (1.85%) Windows Server
7 3 (1.11%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.74%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.37%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (26.94%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (23.25%) DevOps
3 40 (14.76%) Software Engineering
4 39 (14.39%) Computer Science
5 35 (12.92%) Analytics
6 28 (10.33%) Fintech
6 28 (10.33%) Project Management
6 28 (10.33%) Scrum
7 27 (9.96%) Business Intelligence
8 25 (9.23%) SDLC
8 25 (9.23%) Test Automation
9 24 (8.86%) Stakeholder Management
10 21 (7.75%) Mentoring
11 20 (7.38%) Data Modelling
11 20 (7.38%) ETL
12 19 (7.01%) TDD
13 18 (6.64%) Machine Learning
13 18 (6.64%) Mathematics
14 17 (6.27%) Microservices
15 16 (5.90%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 63 (23.25%) Python
2 58 (21.40%) Java
3 54 (19.93%) SQL
4 29 (10.70%) C#
5 25 (9.23%) JavaScript
6 15 (5.54%) PHP
7 14 (5.17%) TypeScript
8 12 (4.43%) C++
9 9 (3.32%) Go
10 8 (2.95%) PowerShell
10 8 (2.95%) Ruby
11 7 (2.58%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 7 (2.58%) R
12 5 (1.85%) Groovy
13 4 (1.48%) Bash Shell
14 3 (1.11%) Shell Script
15 2 (0.74%) C
15 2 (0.74%) Objective-C
15 2 (0.74%) Scala
16 1 (0.37%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 53 (19.56%) Degree
2 14 (5.17%) Computer Science Degree
3 12 (4.43%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (2.95%) CCNP
4 8 (2.95%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (2.58%) CISSP
6 6 (2.21%) CCIE
7 5 (1.85%) MCSE
8 4 (1.48%) CCNA
9 3 (1.11%) CISM
9 3 (1.11%) Master's Degree
9 3 (1.11%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.74%) ISEB
10 2 (0.74%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.37%) CCA
11 1 (0.37%) Citrix Certification
11 1 (0.37%) CSPO
11 1 (0.37%) MBA
11 1 (0.37%) MCSA
11 1 (0.37%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (5.54%) QA
2 4 (1.48%) SLA
2 4 (1.48%) Solvency II
3 3 (1.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.74%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.37%) EMIR
5 1 (0.37%) FATCA
5 1 (0.37%) MiFID
5 1 (0.37%) NIST
5 1 (0.37%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 31 (11.44%) Docker
2 19 (7.01%) Active Directory
3 7 (2.58%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (1.85%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (1.85%) XenApp
4 5 (1.85%) XenDesktop
5 3 (1.11%) Hyper-V
5 3 (1.11%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (1.11%) Virtual Desktop
5 3 (1.11%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.74%) Firmware
6 2 (0.74%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (0.74%) VMware NSX
6 2 (0.74%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 18 (6.64%) Ansible
2 15 (5.54%) Puppet
3 12 (4.43%) Kubernetes
4 11 (4.06%) SCCM
5 9 (3.32%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (2.58%) SCOM
6 7 (2.58%) Terraform
7 5 (1.85%) Prometheus
8 4 (1.48%) ITRS Geneos
8 4 (1.48%) vCenter Server
9 3 (1.11%) Cisco CUCM
9 3 (1.11%) Cisco Prime
9 3 (1.11%) Nagios
10 2 (0.74%) ZABBIX
11 1 (0.37%) AssetCenter
11 1 (0.37%) Cacti
11 1 (0.37%) Kibana
11 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Intune
11 1 (0.37%) vRealize
11 1 (0.37%) WSUS
Vendors
1 36 (13.28%) Microsoft
2 22 (8.12%) Cisco
3 15 (5.54%) Databricks
4 11 (4.06%) SolarWinds
5 10 (3.69%) VMware
6 8 (2.95%) Citrix
7 7 (2.58%) Bloomberg
7 7 (2.58%) Oracle
7 7 (2.58%) Red Hat
8 5 (1.85%) Adobe
8 5 (1.85%) Apple
8 5 (1.85%) GoldenSource
9 4 (1.48%) Google
9 4 (1.48%) Meraki
10 3 (1.11%) ExtraHop
10 3 (1.11%) F5
10 3 (1.11%) Palo Alto
10 3 (1.11%) Radianz
10 3 (1.11%) Reuters
11 2 (0.74%) Informatica