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

Problem-Solving
Central London > City of London
6 months to
20 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 35 30 24
Rank change year-on-year -5 -6 -1
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 382 290 918
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 6.53% 7.55% 9.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.91% 7.99% 9.68%
Number of salaries quoted 304 247 789
10th Percentile £42,000 £46,250 £35,000
25th Percentile £50,000 £52,500 £47,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £67,000 £67,500 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year -0.74% +8.00% +4.17%
75th Percentile £82,500 £82,500 £82,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £98,500 £95,250
Central London median annual salary £60,000 £67,073 £62,500
% change year-on-year -10.54% +7.32% +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 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 5,532 3,630 9,486
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 94.53% 94.51% 93.95%
Number of salaries quoted 4,938 3,157 8,404
10th Percentile £42,500 £45,000 £37,500
25th Percentile £55,000 £53,750 £51,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £72,500 £70,000 £67,500
Median % change year-on-year +3.57% +3.70% +3.85%
75th Percentile £91,250 £86,250 £82,500
90th Percentile £106,800 £102,500 £97,500
Central London median annual salary £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year - +7.69% +4.00%

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 20 September 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 20 September 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 +9 11 £85,000 +17.24%
Problem-Solving
Central London

For the 6 months to 20 September 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.

1 163 (42.67%) Social Skills
2 148 (38.74%) Finance
3 133 (34.82%) Analytical Skills
4 131 (34.29%) Microsoft
5 123 (32.20%) Agile Software Development
6 101 (26.44%) SQL
7 93 (24.35%) Python
8 92 (24.08%) Azure
9 66 (17.28%) Business Intelligence
10 63 (16.49%) Analytics
11 58 (15.18%) Degree
12 56 (14.66%) Power Platform
13 55 (14.40%) DevOps
14 51 (13.35%) Windows
15 47 (12.30%) AWS
15 47 (12.30%) Power BI
16 44 (11.52%) Microsoft 365
17 39 (10.21%) Computer Science
18 37 (9.69%) Software Engineering
18 37 (9.69%) Decision-Making
19 36 (9.42%) PowerShell
19 36 (9.42%) Active Directory
20 35 (9.16%) Data Warehouse
20 35 (9.16%) Project Management
21 34 (8.90%) Scrum
21 34 (8.90%) JavaScript
21 34 (8.90%) Marketing
22 33 (8.64%) Java
22 33 (8.64%) SQL Server
22 33 (8.64%) Microsoft Excel

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 29 (7.59%) SharePoint
2 8 (2.09%) Confluence
2 8 (2.09%) Skype for Business
3 6 (1.57%) CMS
4 5 (1.31%) Apache Airflow
4 5 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (1.31%) MS Exchange
5 4 (1.05%) Apache Solr
5 4 (1.05%) nginx
6 3 (0.79%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 3 (0.79%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (0.79%) Oracle Coherence
7 2 (0.52%) Apache
7 2 (0.52%) Apache Spark
7 2 (0.52%) Headless CMS
7 2 (0.52%) WordPress
8 1 (0.26%) Drupal
8 1 (0.26%) IIS
8 1 (0.26%) JBoss
8 1 (0.26%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 33 (8.64%) Microsoft Excel
2 15 (3.93%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (2.62%) Figma
4 9 (2.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 8 (2.09%) Sketch
6 6 (1.57%) MS Visio
7 5 (1.31%) InVision
8 2 (0.52%) Adobe XD
8 2 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (1.57%) Distributed Ledger
2 1 (0.26%) Bloomberg TOMS
2 1 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.26%) FINCAD Analytics
2 1 (0.26%) IBM Planning Analytics
2 1 (0.26%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.26%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.26%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 92 (24.08%) Azure
2 56 (14.66%) Power Platform
3 47 (12.30%) AWS
4 44 (11.52%) Microsoft 365
5 21 (5.50%) Serverless
6 20 (5.24%) Azure Data Factory
7 19 (4.97%) IaaS
8 14 (3.66%) PaaS
9 12 (3.14%) AWS CloudFormation
10 11 (2.88%) GCP
10 11 (2.88%) SaaS
10 11 (2.88%) Salesforce Service Cloud
11 10 (2.62%) AWS Lambda
11 10 (2.62%) Yammer
12 9 (2.36%) Azure Functions
12 9 (2.36%) Snowflake
13 8 (2.09%) Amazon EC2
14 7 (1.83%) AWS Fargate
15 6 (1.57%) Amazon ECS
15 6 (1.57%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 23 (6.02%) DNS
2 15 (3.93%) Network Security
3 13 (3.40%) Firewall
3 13 (3.40%) TCP/IP
4 10 (2.62%) DHCP
5 8 (2.09%) Unified Communications
6 7 (1.83%) VLAN
7 5 (1.31%) Fibre Channel
7 5 (1.31%) VPN
8 4 (1.05%) Internet
8 4 (1.05%) LAN
9 3 (0.79%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (0.79%) HTTP
9 3 (0.79%) Skype
9 3 (0.79%) SSL
9 3 (0.79%) WAN
9 3 (0.79%) WebEx
10 2 (0.52%) Ethernet
10 2 (0.52%) HTTPS
10 2 (0.52%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (12.30%) Power BI
2 35 (9.16%) Data Warehouse
3 33 (8.64%) SQL Server
4 28 (7.33%) Relational Database
5 22 (5.76%) Tableau
6 13 (3.40%) NoSQL
7 12 (3.14%) Data Lake
7 12 (3.14%) MongoDB
8 10 (2.62%) Azure SQL Database
8 10 (2.62%) Big Data
8 10 (2.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 8 (2.09%) MySQL
10 7 (1.83%) Data Mining
10 7 (1.83%) Looker
10 7 (1.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 6 (1.57%) Oracle Database
12 5 (1.31%) Amazon Redshift
12 5 (1.31%) Blockchain
12 5 (1.31%) QlikView
12 5 (1.31%) Redis
Development Applications
1 27 (7.07%) Git (software)
2 25 (6.54%) JIRA
3 20 (5.24%) Jenkins
4 6 (1.57%) Bitbucket
4 6 (1.57%) TeamCity
4 6 (1.57%) Terragrunt
4 6 (1.57%) Visual Studio
5 4 (1.05%) Cypress.io
5 4 (1.05%) Maven
5 4 (1.05%) Selenium
5 4 (1.05%) Sonatype Nexus
6 3 (0.79%) GitLab
6 3 (0.79%) IntelliJ
6 3 (0.79%) Jasmine
6 3 (0.79%) JUnit
7 2 (0.52%) Mocha
7 2 (0.52%) Moq
7 2 (0.52%) MSTest
7 2 (0.52%) NUnit
7 2 (0.52%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 163 (42.67%) Social Skills
2 148 (38.74%) Finance
3 133 (34.82%) Analytical Skills
4 34 (8.90%) Marketing
5 27 (7.07%) Banking
6 22 (5.76%) Organisational Skills
7 18 (4.71%) Advertising
8 14 (3.66%) Retail
9 12 (3.14%) Front Office
10 11 (2.88%) Telecoms
11 9 (2.36%) Financial Institution
11 9 (2.36%) Legal
12 7 (1.83%) Influencing Skills
12 7 (1.83%) Investment Banking
12 7 (1.83%) Law
13 6 (1.57%) Games
14 5 (1.31%) French Language
15 4 (1.05%) Back Office
15 4 (1.05%) Local Government
15 4 (1.05%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 82 (21.47%) Analyst
2 71 (18.59%) Developer
3 22 (5.76%) Architect
3 22 (5.76%) Data Engineer
4 19 (4.97%) Azure Engineer
5 17 (4.45%) Data Analyst
6 16 (4.19%) Business Analyst
6 16 (4.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 15 (3.93%) Python Developer
8 14 (3.66%) Operations Engineer
8 14 (3.66%) Senior Developer
8 14 (3.66%) Solutions Architect
9 12 (3.14%) IT Manager
10 11 (2.88%) Configuration Analyst
10 11 (2.88%) Graduate
10 11 (2.88%) Software Engineer
10 11 (2.88%) Support Analyst
11 10 (2.62%) Designer
11 10 (2.62%) Java Developer
11 10 (2.62%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (6.28%) HTML
2 23 (6.02%) .NET
3 22 (5.76%) React
4 20 (5.24%) AngularJS
5 19 (4.97%) CSS
6 12 (3.14%) RESTful
7 11 (2.88%) Node.js
7 11 (2.88%) Web Services
8 10 (2.62%) Middleware
8 10 (2.62%) REST
9 8 (2.09%) .NET Core
9 8 (2.09%) XML
10 7 (1.83%) jQuery
11 6 (1.57%) ASP.NET
11 6 (1.57%) HTML5
11 6 (1.57%) Redux
11 6 (1.57%) Spring
12 5 (1.31%) Jest
12 5 (1.31%) Kafka
12 5 (1.31%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 25 (6.54%) Management Information System
2 14 (3.66%) User Experience
3 11 (2.88%) Self-Motivation
4 10 (2.62%) Derivative
5 9 (2.36%) Public Cloud
6 8 (2.09%) Fixed Income
6 8 (2.09%) Hedge funds
6 8 (2.09%) Legacy Code
7 6 (1.57%) Algorithms
7 6 (1.57%) Analytical Mindset
7 6 (1.57%) Data Structures
7 6 (1.57%) Mobile Games
7 6 (1.57%) Video Conferencing
8 5 (1.31%) EMC VNX
8 5 (1.31%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 5 (1.31%) Symmetrix
9 4 (1.05%) Data Centre
9 4 (1.05%) Mobile Computing
9 4 (1.05%) Robotics
10 3 (0.79%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 51 (13.35%) Windows
2 31 (8.12%) Linux
3 24 (6.28%) Windows Server
4 12 (3.14%) Windows 10
5 10 (2.62%) Data ONTAP
6 8 (2.09%) Unix
7 7 (1.83%) Windows Server 2016
8 6 (1.57%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (1.31%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (1.31%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.26%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (32.20%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (17.28%) Business Intelligence
3 63 (16.49%) Analytics
4 55 (14.40%) DevOps
5 39 (10.21%) Computer Science
6 37 (9.69%) Decision-Making
6 37 (9.69%) Software Engineering
7 35 (9.16%) Project Management
8 34 (8.90%) Scrum
9 32 (8.38%) Business Analysis
9 32 (8.38%) Change Management
9 32 (8.38%) Workflow
10 31 (8.12%) ITIL
10 31 (8.12%) Stakeholder Management
11 30 (7.85%) Data Management
12 28 (7.33%) Data Modelling
12 28 (7.33%) ETL
12 28 (7.33%) Requirements Gathering
13 27 (7.07%) Mentoring
13 27 (7.07%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 101 (26.44%) SQL
2 93 (24.35%) Python
3 36 (9.42%) PowerShell
4 34 (8.90%) JavaScript
5 33 (8.64%) Java
6 27 (7.07%) C#
7 16 (4.19%) TypeScript
8 15 (3.93%) R
9 12 (3.14%) C++
9 12 (3.14%) T-SQL
10 9 (2.36%) Bash Shell
10 9 (2.36%) Shell Script
11 8 (2.09%) PHP
12 7 (1.83%) C
13 5 (1.31%) Apex Code
13 5 (1.31%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 5 (1.31%) Go
13 5 (1.31%) VBA
14 4 (1.05%) Java 8
14 4 (1.05%) Scala
Qualifications
1 58 (15.18%) Degree
2 8 (2.09%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (1.83%) CCNA
4 6 (1.57%) AWS Certification
4 6 (1.57%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (1.31%) Numerate Degree
6 4 (1.05%) CBAP
6 4 (1.05%) CCNP
6 4 (1.05%) Master's Degree
7 3 (0.79%) A+ Certification
7 3 (0.79%) CEH
7 3 (0.79%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (0.79%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 3 (0.79%) MCSE
8 2 (0.52%) CCENT
8 2 (0.52%) CompTIA Security+
8 2 (0.52%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.52%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 2 (0.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (0.52%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (6.28%) QA
2 17 (4.45%) Data Quality
2 17 (4.45%) SLA
3 11 (2.88%) GDPR
4 8 (2.09%) COBIT
4 8 (2.09%) PMO
5 7 (1.83%) Solvency II
6 5 (1.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (1.05%) MiFID
8 3 (0.79%) Accessibility
8 3 (0.79%) AIFMD
8 3 (0.79%) NIST
9 2 (0.52%) WCAG
10 1 (0.26%) EMIR
10 1 (0.26%) ITGC
10 1 (0.26%) NCSC
10 1 (0.26%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 36 (9.42%) Active Directory
2 18 (4.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (3.93%) Docker
4 14 (3.66%) XenApp
5 7 (1.83%) Hyper-V
5 7 (1.83%) XenDesktop
6 6 (1.57%) Microsoft App-V
7 5 (1.31%) vSphere
8 4 (1.05%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (0.52%) Firmware
9 2 (0.52%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (0.52%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.26%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.26%) Varnish
10 1 (0.26%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.26%) VMware NSX
10 1 (0.26%) Xen
Systems Management
1 27 (7.07%) Terraform
2 16 (4.19%) Ansible
3 12 (3.14%) Kubernetes
4 10 (2.62%) Cisco CUCM
5 6 (1.57%) SCCM
6 5 (1.31%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 4 (1.05%) Microsoft Intune
8 3 (0.79%) Grafana
8 3 (0.79%) Kibana
8 3 (0.79%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (0.52%) Puppet
9 2 (0.52%) Salt
10 1 (0.26%) Control-M
10 1 (0.26%) SCOM
10 1 (0.26%) Single Sign-On
10 1 (0.26%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 131 (34.29%) Microsoft
2 28 (7.33%) VMware
3 22 (5.76%) Citrix
4 21 (5.50%) Cisco
5 18 (4.71%) Salesforce.com
6 15 (3.93%) ServiceNow
7 12 (3.14%) Databricks
8 10 (2.62%) LogicMonitor
8 10 (2.62%) NetApp
8 10 (2.62%) Oracle
9 7 (1.83%) EMC
9 7 (1.83%) Informatica
9 7 (1.83%) SAP
10 6 (1.57%) Google
10 6 (1.57%) Talend
11 5 (1.31%) Atlassian
11 5 (1.31%) Infoblox
11 5 (1.31%) SnapLogic
11 5 (1.31%) Symantec
12 4 (1.05%) Charles River