Period
to 14 May 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 14 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Problem-Solving
Central London > City of London
6 months to
14 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 42 28 30
Rank change year-on-year -14 +2 -8
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 304 563 785
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 6.06% 7.67% 7.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.37% 8.14% 8.38%
Number of salaries quoted 257 492 710
10th Percentile £40,000 £33,956 £30,000
25th Percentile £51,250 £46,250 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £65,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +7.69% +8.33% +4.35%
75th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £76,250
90th Percentile £105,000 £115,000 £87,500
Central London median annual salary £67,500 £65,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +3.85% +8.33% +7.14%

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 4,772 6,919 9,364
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 95.17% 94.28% 93.29%
Number of salaries quoted 4,250 6,061 8,383
10th Percentile £43,750 £40,750 £36,750
25th Percentile £55,000 £51,250 £50,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £72,500 £67,500 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +7.41% +3.85% +4.00%
75th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £82,500
90th Percentile £107,500 £100,000 £97,500
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 14 May 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 14 May 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
Moorgate +7 1 £50,000 -23.08%
Problem-Solving
Central London

For the 6 months to 14 May 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.

1 132 (43.42%) Social Skills
2 127 (41.78%) Analytical Skills
3 120 (39.47%) Finance
4 82 (26.97%) Agile Software Development
5 72 (23.68%) Python
6 67 (22.04%) SQL
6 67 (22.04%) Azure
7 60 (19.74%) Degree
8 59 (19.41%) Microsoft
9 53 (17.43%) Computer Science
10 45 (14.80%) Java
11 40 (13.16%) DevOps
12 38 (12.50%) AWS
13 37 (12.17%) Stakeholder Management
13 37 (12.17%) Analytics
14 36 (11.84%) Software Engineering
15 34 (11.18%) Banking
15 34 (11.18%) Project Management
15 34 (11.18%) Business Intelligence
16 33 (10.86%) Windows
16 33 (10.86%) Management Information System
17 32 (10.53%) C#
17 32 (10.53%) SQL Server
18 30 (9.87%) Linux
19 29 (9.54%) Scrum
20 28 (9.21%) Web Services
20 28 (9.21%) ITIL
20 28 (9.21%) JavaScript
20 28 (9.21%) Fintech
21 27 (8.88%) Relational Database

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 12 (3.95%) CMS
2 6 (1.97%) SharePoint
3 5 (1.64%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 5 (1.64%) Confluence
4 4 (1.32%) MS Exchange
4 4 (1.32%) Skype for Business
5 3 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (0.99%) IIS
6 2 (0.66%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.66%) Ethereum
7 1 (0.33%) Apache Airflow
7 1 (0.33%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.33%) Headless CMS
7 1 (0.33%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.33%) SAS
Applications
1 17 (5.59%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (2.30%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (1.64%) Figma
4 4 (1.32%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.66%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.66%) InVision
6 2 (0.66%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.66%) Sketch
7 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.99%) Distributed Ledger
1 3 (0.99%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.66%) Relativity
3 1 (0.33%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.33%) FINCAD Analytics
3 1 (0.33%) Global One
3 1 (0.33%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 67 (22.04%) Azure
2 38 (12.50%) AWS
3 21 (6.91%) SaaS
4 20 (6.58%) Azure Data Factory
5 18 (5.92%) Microsoft 365
6 13 (4.28%) Serverless
7 12 (3.95%) IaaS
7 12 (3.95%) Power Platform
8 8 (2.63%) Amazon EC2
8 8 (2.63%) AWS Fargate
8 8 (2.63%) AWS Lambda
9 6 (1.97%) PaaS
10 5 (1.64%) AWS CloudFormation
10 5 (1.64%) Azure Functions
11 4 (1.32%) Dynamics 365
11 4 (1.32%) GCP
12 3 (0.99%) Azure Key Vault
12 3 (0.99%) Azure Storage
12 3 (0.99%) CloudBees
12 3 (0.99%) Miro
Communications & Networking
1 14 (4.61%) Network Security
1 14 (4.61%) TCP/IP
2 12 (3.95%) DNS
3 11 (3.62%) Firewall
4 10 (3.29%) Unified Communications
5 9 (2.96%) HTTP
6 7 (2.30%) DHCP
6 7 (2.30%) VPN
7 6 (1.97%) Multicast
8 5 (1.64%) LAN
8 5 (1.64%) tcpdump
9 4 (1.32%) BGP
9 4 (1.32%) MPLS
9 4 (1.32%) WAN
10 3 (0.99%) Cisco ASA
10 3 (0.99%) Fibre Channel
10 3 (0.99%) H.323
10 3 (0.99%) MGCP
10 3 (0.99%) VoIP
10 3 (0.99%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (10.53%) SQL Server
2 27 (8.88%) Relational Database
3 21 (6.91%) Data Warehouse
4 16 (5.26%) Data Lake
5 12 (3.95%) Power BI
6 10 (3.29%) Data Mart
6 10 (3.29%) PostgreSQL
7 8 (2.63%) Data Mining
8 7 (2.30%) Redis
8 7 (2.30%) Tableau
9 5 (1.64%) Blockchain
9 5 (1.64%) RDBMS
9 5 (1.64%) Text Mining
10 4 (1.32%) Azure SQL Database
10 4 (1.32%) MySQL
10 4 (1.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 3 (0.99%) Big Data
11 3 (0.99%) NoSQL
11 3 (0.99%) SQL Server 2012
12 2 (0.66%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 17 (5.59%) Git (software)
2 14 (4.61%) Jenkins
3 13 (4.28%) JIRA
4 3 (0.99%) webpack
5 2 (0.66%) Selenium
5 2 (0.66%) Storybook
6 1 (0.33%) Chocolatey
6 1 (0.33%) CircleCI
6 1 (0.33%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.33%) GitLab
6 1 (0.33%) JUnit
6 1 (0.33%) Postman
6 1 (0.33%) Serenity BDD
6 1 (0.33%) SpecFlow
6 1 (0.33%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.33%) Terragrunt
6 1 (0.33%) TestNG
6 1 (0.33%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.33%) Visual Studio Code
6 1 (0.33%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 132 (43.42%) Social Skills
2 127 (41.78%) Analytical Skills
3 120 (39.47%) Finance
4 34 (11.18%) Banking
5 25 (8.22%) Organisational Skills
6 18 (5.92%) Marketing
7 16 (5.26%) Back Office
8 14 (4.61%) Law
8 14 (4.61%) Retail
9 13 (4.28%) Front Office
10 12 (3.95%) Telecoms
11 8 (2.63%) Financial Institution
11 8 (2.63%) Legal
12 7 (2.30%) Investment Banking
13 6 (1.97%) Influencing Skills
14 5 (1.64%) Presentation Skills
15 4 (1.32%) Advertising
16 3 (0.99%) German Language
16 3 (0.99%) Manufacturing
16 3 (0.99%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 71 (23.36%) Developer
2 40 (13.16%) Analyst
3 22 (7.24%) Architect
4 17 (5.59%) Java Developer
4 17 (5.59%) Python Developer
4 17 (5.59%) Senior Developer
5 16 (5.26%) Project Manager
5 16 (5.26%) Software Engineer
6 12 (3.95%) Azure Architect
6 12 (3.95%) Data Architect
6 12 (3.95%) IT Manager
7 11 (3.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 11 (3.62%) Lead Developer
8 9 (2.96%) Business Analyst
8 9 (2.96%) Configuration Analyst
8 9 (2.96%) Data Engineer
8 9 (2.96%) DevOps Engineer
8 9 (2.96%) Junior
8 9 (2.96%) Support Analyst
9 8 (2.63%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (9.21%) Web Services
2 26 (8.55%) .NET
2 26 (8.55%) React
3 23 (7.57%) HTML
4 21 (6.91%) CSS
5 18 (5.92%) AngularJS
6 17 (5.59%) REST
7 11 (3.62%) Flask
8 9 (2.96%) ActiveMQ
8 9 (2.96%) Node.js
9 8 (2.63%) Kafka
9 8 (2.63%) Middleware
10 7 (2.30%) .NET Framework
10 7 (2.30%) Swagger
10 7 (2.30%) XML
11 6 (1.97%) Elastic Stack
11 6 (1.97%) FIX Protocol
11 6 (1.97%) Spring
12 5 (1.64%) Redux
12 5 (1.64%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 33 (10.86%) Management Information System
2 16 (5.26%) Derivative
2 16 (5.26%) User Experience
3 13 (4.28%) Data Structures
3 13 (4.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 12 (3.95%) Algorithms
5 11 (3.62%) Reinsurance
5 11 (3.62%) Self-Motivation
6 9 (2.96%) Fixed Income
6 9 (2.96%) Public Cloud
7 8 (2.63%) Equities
8 6 (1.97%) Analytical Mindset
9 5 (1.64%) Data Centre
9 5 (1.64%) Hedge funds
10 4 (1.32%) Video Conferencing
11 3 (0.99%) EMC VNX
11 3 (0.99%) Mobile Computing
11 3 (0.99%) PMI
11 3 (0.99%) Reference Data
11 3 (0.99%) Symmetrix
Operating Systems
1 33 (10.86%) Windows
2 30 (9.87%) Linux
3 13 (4.28%) Unix
4 11 (3.62%) Windows Server
5 10 (3.29%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (2.63%) Windows Server 2016
7 7 (2.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (2.30%) Windows 10
8 5 (1.64%) CentOS
8 5 (1.64%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (1.64%) Windows Server 2019
9 3 (0.99%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.66%) Android
10 2 (0.66%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (26.97%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (17.43%) Computer Science
3 40 (13.16%) DevOps
4 37 (12.17%) Analytics
4 37 (12.17%) Stakeholder Management
5 36 (11.84%) Software Engineering
6 34 (11.18%) Business Intelligence
6 34 (11.18%) Project Management
7 29 (9.54%) Scrum
8 28 (9.21%) Fintech
8 28 (9.21%) ITIL
9 24 (7.89%) Data Management
10 22 (7.24%) Mathematics
10 22 (7.24%) Test Automation
11 21 (6.91%) Change Management
11 21 (6.91%) Mentoring
12 20 (6.58%) Data Modelling
12 20 (6.58%) SDLC
13 19 (6.25%) Machine Learning
13 19 (6.25%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 72 (23.68%) Python
2 67 (22.04%) SQL
3 45 (14.80%) Java
4 32 (10.53%) C#
5 28 (9.21%) JavaScript
6 22 (7.24%) TypeScript
7 17 (5.59%) PowerShell
8 13 (4.28%) C++
9 9 (2.96%) Bash Shell
9 9 (2.96%) R
10 6 (1.97%) T-SQL
11 5 (1.64%) PHP
11 5 (1.64%) Ruby
11 5 (1.64%) Shell Script
12 3 (0.99%) Go
13 2 (0.66%) C
13 2 (0.66%) ES6
13 2 (0.66%) F#
13 2 (0.66%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.66%) VBA
Qualifications
1 60 (19.74%) Degree
2 13 (4.28%) Computer Science Degree
3 9 (2.96%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (2.30%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (1.97%) CCNA
5 6 (1.97%) CISSP
6 5 (1.64%) Master's Degree
6 5 (1.64%) MCSE
7 4 (1.32%) CCNP
7 4 (1.32%) PMI Certification
8 3 (0.99%) CISM
9 2 (0.66%) CCIE
9 2 (0.66%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.33%) AWS Certification
10 1 (0.33%) CCA
10 1 (0.33%) CCDA
10 1 (0.33%) CompTIA Security+
10 1 (0.33%) CSPO
10 1 (0.33%) ISEB
10 1 (0.33%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (6.58%) QA
2 6 (1.97%) COBIT
2 6 (1.97%) GDPR
2 6 (1.97%) SLA
3 5 (1.64%) Data Quality
3 5 (1.64%) Solvency II
4 4 (1.32%) EMIR
4 4 (1.32%) MiFID
5 3 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.99%) PMO
6 1 (0.33%) NIST
6 1 (0.33%) WCAG
System Software
1 26 (8.55%) Active Directory
2 25 (8.22%) Docker
3 17 (5.59%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (4.61%) XenApp
5 10 (3.29%) Hyper-V
6 7 (2.30%) XenDesktop
7 3 (0.99%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (0.99%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.99%) vSphere
8 2 (0.66%) Firmware
8 2 (0.66%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.66%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.33%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.33%) VMware NSX
9 1 (0.33%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.33%) Xen
Systems Management
1 13 (4.28%) Ansible
2 11 (3.62%) Cisco CUCM
2 11 (3.62%) Puppet
3 10 (3.29%) Kubernetes
3 10 (3.29%) Terraform
4 9 (2.96%) SCCM
5 8 (2.63%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (1.97%) SCOM
7 5 (1.64%) Prometheus
8 3 (0.99%) Kibana
8 3 (0.99%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 2 (0.66%) Cisco Prime
9 2 (0.66%) Grafana
9 2 (0.66%) ITRS Geneos
9 2 (0.66%) Microsoft Intune
9 2 (0.66%) Nagios
9 2 (0.66%) Salt
9 2 (0.66%) vCenter Server
10 1 (0.33%) AssetCenter
10 1 (0.33%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 59 (19.41%) Microsoft
2 23 (7.57%) VMware
3 19 (6.25%) Cisco
3 19 (6.25%) Citrix
4 13 (4.28%) Databricks
5 9 (2.96%) SolarWinds
6 8 (2.63%) Adobe
7 5 (1.64%) GoldenSource
7 5 (1.64%) Oracle
7 5 (1.64%) Palo Alto
7 5 (1.64%) Salesforce.com
8 4 (1.32%) Bloomberg
8 4 (1.32%) EMC
9 3 (0.99%) Facebook
9 3 (0.99%) Google
9 3 (0.99%) Infoblox
9 3 (0.99%) Red Hat
9 3 (0.99%) Symantec
10 2 (0.66%) F5
10 2 (0.66%) Verint