Period
to 24 July 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in 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 24 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Problem-Solving
England > London
6 months to
24 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 20 31 23
Rank change year-on-year +11 -8 -4
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 4,716 2,379 5,280
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 10.47% 8.09% 9.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.02% 8.63% 9.82%
Number of salaries quoted 2,393 1,742 3,789
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £31,250
25th Percentile £46,900 £45,000 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £62,500 £62,500 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year - +4.17% +4.35%
75th Percentile £81,250 £80,000 £75,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £104,050 £90,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -

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 London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 42,783 27,567 53,747
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 94.98% 93.70% 93.32%
Number of salaries quoted 28,451 22,583 44,156
10th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £36,250
25th Percentile £52,500 £51,250 £47,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £68,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +2.94% +4.62% +8.33%
75th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £82,500
90th Percentile £105,000 £105,000 £97,500
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%

Problem-Solving
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Problem-Solving in London

Problem-Solving
Salary Trend in London

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

Salary trend for Problem-Solving in London

Problem-Solving
Salary Histogram in London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Problem-Solving in London over the 6 months to 24 July 2021.

Salary histogram for Problem-Solving in London

Problem-Solving
Job Locations in 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 London region over the 6 months to 24 July 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
Central London -4 459 £60,000 -11.11% 226
West London +12 180 £62,500 +25.00% 90
South London +8 70 £49,000 +1.82% 22
East London +3 33 £55,000 +4.76% 69
North London +11 6 £47,500 +7.61% 7
Problem-Solving
England

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 London region with a requirement for Problem-Solving.

1 1,830 (38.80%) Social Skills
2 1,827 (38.74%) Agile Software Development
3 1,318 (27.95%) Finance
4 1,201 (25.47%) Analytical Skills
5 1,070 (22.69%) JavaScript
6 1,041 (22.07%) Python
7 1,027 (21.78%) SQL
8 979 (20.76%) AWS
9 968 (20.53%) Software Engineering
10 966 (20.48%) Java
11 806 (17.09%) React
12 804 (17.05%) Degree
13 789 (16.73%) DevOps
14 718 (15.22%) Azure
15 715 (15.16%) Microsoft
16 662 (14.04%) Docker
17 655 (13.89%) User Experience
18 644 (13.66%) Computer Science
19 580 (12.30%) Analytics
20 575 (12.19%) Kubernetes
21 570 (12.09%) Node.js
22 547 (11.60%) HTML
23 542 (11.49%) CSS
24 521 (11.05%) Microservices
25 507 (10.75%) Scrum
26 503 (10.67%) Git (software)
27 463 (9.82%) Windows
28 462 (9.80%) REST
29 450 (9.54%) .NET
30 446 (9.46%) TypeScript

Problem-Solving
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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
1 163 (3.46%) Confluence
2 127 (2.69%) Elasticsearch
3 102 (2.16%) CMS
4 88 (1.87%) SharePoint
5 72 (1.53%) Apache
6 63 (1.34%) IIS
7 60 (1.27%) Apache Spark
8 55 (1.17%) nginx
9 40 (0.85%) WordPress
10 34 (0.72%) Tomcat
11 31 (0.66%) MS Exchange
12 30 (0.64%) Apache Airflow
13 24 (0.51%) Headless CMS
14 20 (0.42%) Jupyter
15 19 (0.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 19 (0.40%) WebSphere
16 18 (0.38%) Skype for Business
17 17 (0.36%) Drupal
18 16 (0.34%) SAS
19 14 (0.30%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 219 (4.64%) Microsoft Office
2 186 (3.94%) Microsoft Excel
3 66 (1.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 55 (1.17%) Figma
5 53 (1.12%) Sketch
6 48 (1.02%) MS Visio
7 34 (0.72%) InVision
8 22 (0.47%) Microsoft Project
9 16 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
10 11 (0.23%) Chatbot
11 10 (0.21%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 8 (0.17%) Photoshop
13 7 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
14 5 (0.11%) UserZoom
15 4 (0.085%) Adobe XD
15 4 (0.085%) AutoCAD
15 4 (0.085%) OmniGraffle
15 4 (0.085%) SPSS
16 3 (0.064%) Adobe Premiere
16 3 (0.064%) PlantUML
Business Applications
1 66 (1.40%) Distributed Ledger
2 43 (0.91%) R3 Corda
3 36 (0.76%) Payment Gateway
4 19 (0.40%) Oracle ERP
5 16 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
5 16 (0.34%) NetSuite
6 11 (0.23%) Magento
6 11 (0.23%) Summit
7 10 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
7 10 (0.21%) Primavera
7 10 (0.21%) SAP Business One
8 9 (0.19%) PeopleSoft HCM
9 8 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 7 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
10 7 (0.15%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 7 (0.15%) SAP FI
10 7 (0.15%) SAP S/4HANA
11 6 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
11 6 (0.13%) Eloqua
11 6 (0.13%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 979 (20.76%) AWS
2 718 (15.22%) Azure
3 335 (7.10%) GCP
4 319 (6.76%) Serverless
5 300 (6.36%) SaaS
6 219 (4.64%) Microsoft 365
7 194 (4.11%) Power Platform
8 173 (3.67%) AWS Lambda
9 153 (3.24%) GitHub
10 123 (2.61%) PaaS
11 81 (1.72%) Cloud Computing
12 80 (1.70%) Amazon S3
13 78 (1.65%) Amazon EKS
14 69 (1.46%) Amazon EC2
15 64 (1.36%) AWS CloudFormation
16 58 (1.23%) npm
17 56 (1.19%) Firebase
18 55 (1.17%) Slack
19 50 (1.06%) OpenShift
20 49 (1.04%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 144 (3.05%) HTTP
2 91 (1.93%) Firewall
3 86 (1.82%) DNS
3 86 (1.82%) Internet
4 84 (1.78%) TCP/IP
5 67 (1.42%) VPN
6 57 (1.21%) Network Security
7 41 (0.87%) Broadband
8 40 (0.85%) DHCP
9 37 (0.78%) Wireless
10 36 (0.76%) SSL
11 29 (0.61%) Wi-Fi
12 27 (0.57%) LAN
13 25 (0.53%) WAN
14 16 (0.34%) BGP
15 14 (0.30%) Cisco IOS
15 14 (0.30%) MPLS
15 14 (0.30%) Skype
16 13 (0.28%) FTP
16 13 (0.28%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 324 (6.87%) SQL Server
2 292 (6.19%) PostgreSQL
3 280 (5.94%) Relational Database
4 218 (4.62%) MySQL
5 203 (4.30%) MongoDB
6 202 (4.28%) NoSQL
7 180 (3.82%) Power BI
8 175 (3.71%) Big Data
9 165 (3.50%) Tableau
10 138 (2.93%) Data Warehouse
10 138 (2.93%) Redis
11 122 (2.59%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 89 (1.89%) BigQuery
13 81 (1.72%) Apache Cassandra
14 73 (1.55%) Blockchain
14 73 (1.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 72 (1.53%) Amazon RDS
16 63 (1.34%) Azure SQL Database
17 58 (1.23%) Data Lake
17 58 (1.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 503 (10.67%) Git (software)
2 387 (8.21%) JIRA
3 287 (6.09%) Jenkins
4 129 (2.74%) GitLab
5 120 (2.54%) Maven
6 106 (2.25%) webpack
7 96 (2.04%) Cucumber
8 89 (1.89%) Visual Studio
9 83 (1.76%) JUnit
10 72 (1.53%) Gradle
11 66 (1.40%) Bitbucket
11 66 (1.40%) git-flow
12 64 (1.36%) Selenium
13 57 (1.21%) Mocha
14 55 (1.17%) gulp
15 45 (0.95%) Artifactory
16 44 (0.93%) SonarQube
17 43 (0.91%) CircleCI
17 43 (0.91%) MSI
17 43 (0.91%) TeamCity
General
1 1,830 (38.80%) Social Skills
2 1,318 (27.95%) Finance
3 1,201 (25.47%) Analytical Skills
4 415 (8.80%) Marketing
5 371 (7.87%) Banking
6 284 (6.02%) Retail
7 227 (4.81%) Games
8 173 (3.67%) Organisational Skills
9 149 (3.16%) Influencing Skills
10 144 (3.05%) Presentation Skills
11 126 (2.67%) Advertising
12 123 (2.61%) Law
13 114 (2.42%) Telecoms
14 112 (2.37%) Manufacturing
15 111 (2.35%) Legal
16 96 (2.04%) Inclusion and Diversity
17 93 (1.97%) Public Sector
18 90 (1.91%) Front Office
19 88 (1.87%) Financial Institution
20 83 (1.76%) Documentation Skills
Job Titles
1 1,242 (26.34%) Developer
2 538 (11.41%) Analyst
3 520 (11.03%) Software Engineer
4 235 (4.98%) Senior Developer
5 221 (4.69%) Senior Software Engineer
6 196 (4.16%) Java Developer
7 169 (3.58%) Architect
8 159 (3.37%) Consultant
9 154 (3.27%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 154 (3.27%) Full Stack Developer
10 134 (2.84%) Designer
11 133 (2.82%) Business Analyst
12 125 (2.65%) DevOps Engineer
13 106 (2.25%) .NET Developer
14 105 (2.23%) Backend Developer
15 96 (2.04%) Project Manager
16 92 (1.95%) Support Analyst
17 89 (1.89%) Applications Support
18 86 (1.82%) Data Analyst
19 85 (1.80%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 806 (17.09%) React
2 570 (12.09%) Node.js
3 547 (11.60%) HTML
4 542 (11.49%) CSS
5 462 (9.80%) REST
6 450 (9.54%) .NET
7 431 (9.14%) AngularJS
8 271 (5.75%) Spring
9 260 (5.51%) Vue.js
10 255 (5.41%) Web Services
11 237 (5.03%) GraphQL
12 227 (4.81%) Redux
13 224 (4.75%) Kafka
14 189 (4.01%) HTML5
15 187 (3.97%) RESTful
16 135 (2.86%) JSON
17 131 (2.78%) .NET Core
18 128 (2.71%) XML
19 127 (2.69%) Middleware
20 112 (2.37%) React Native
Miscellaneous
1 655 (13.89%) User Experience
2 323 (6.85%) Self-Motivation
3 194 (4.11%) Management Information System
4 191 (4.05%) Algorithms
5 189 (4.01%) Mobile App
6 137 (2.91%) Enterprise Software
7 135 (2.86%) Virtual Team
8 123 (2.61%) Derivative
9 111 (2.35%) Data Structures
10 101 (2.14%) Cloud Native
11 82 (1.74%) Hedge funds
12 81 (1.72%) Blog
13 79 (1.68%) Digital Media
14 78 (1.65%) Social Media
15 74 (1.57%) Analytical Mindset
16 71 (1.51%) Client/Server
17 67 (1.42%) Greenfield Project
18 63 (1.34%) Fixed Income
19 62 (1.31%) Reinsurance
20 55 (1.17%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 463 (9.82%) Windows
2 438 (9.29%) Linux
3 191 (4.05%) Android
4 183 (3.88%) Apple iOS
5 125 (2.65%) Unix
6 121 (2.57%) Windows 10
7 107 (2.27%) Windows Server
8 52 (1.10%) Windows 7
9 28 (0.59%) Windows Server 2016
10 27 (0.57%) Windows Server 2012
11 23 (0.49%) Mac OS
12 17 (0.36%) CentOS
12 17 (0.36%) Mac OS X
13 16 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 12 (0.25%) Windows Server 2019
15 9 (0.19%) Data ONTAP
15 9 (0.19%) Windows Server 2008
16 5 (0.11%) Windows Server 2003
17 3 (0.064%) AIX
18 2 (0.042%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,827 (38.74%) Agile Software Development
2 968 (20.53%) Software Engineering
3 789 (16.73%) DevOps
4 644 (13.66%) Computer Science
5 580 (12.30%) Analytics
6 521 (11.05%) Microservices
7 507 (10.75%) Scrum
8 421 (8.93%) Mentoring
9 413 (8.76%) SDLC
10 398 (8.44%) Project Management
11 395 (8.38%) TDD
12 361 (7.65%) Test Automation
13 350 (7.42%) Front End Development
14 330 (7.00%) Continuous Improvement
15 325 (6.89%) Decision-Making
16 324 (6.87%) Business Intelligence
17 319 (6.76%) Fintech
18 307 (6.51%) Continuous Integration
19 289 (6.13%) Machine Learning
20 261 (5.53%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 1,070 (22.69%) JavaScript
2 1,041 (22.07%) Python
3 1,027 (21.78%) SQL
4 966 (20.48%) Java
5 446 (9.46%) TypeScript
6 432 (9.16%) C#
7 210 (4.45%) PHP
8 201 (4.26%) Go
9 187 (3.97%) PowerShell
10 170 (3.60%) C++
11 152 (3.22%) Java 8
12 151 (3.20%) Kotlin
13 114 (2.42%) C
13 114 (2.42%) T-SQL
14 112 (2.37%) Bash Shell
14 112 (2.37%) Ruby
15 84 (1.78%) ES6
16 77 (1.63%) Scala
17 70 (1.48%) Groovy
18 68 (1.44%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 804 (17.05%) Degree
2 292 (6.19%) Computer Science Degree
3 136 (2.88%) Security Cleared
4 94 (1.99%) SC Cleared
5 71 (1.51%) Cisco Certification
6 69 (1.46%) PhD
7 47 (1.00%) Numerate Degree
8 39 (0.83%) CISSP
9 37 (0.78%) CCNA
9 37 (0.78%) Microsoft Certification
10 35 (0.74%) Master's Degree
11 30 (0.64%) CISM
12 27 (0.57%) CCNP
12 27 (0.57%) ITIL Certification
12 27 (0.57%) SSCP
13 25 (0.53%) Network+ Certification
14 24 (0.51%) CSSLP
14 24 (0.51%) MBA
15 23 (0.49%) (ISC)2 CCSP
16 22 (0.47%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 328 (6.96%) QA
2 128 (2.71%) GDPR
3 115 (2.44%) Accessibility
4 88 (1.87%) SLA
5 75 (1.59%) Data Quality
6 59 (1.25%) PMO
7 33 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 22 (0.47%) WCAG
9 15 (0.32%) MiFID
10 13 (0.28%) PCI DSS
11 10 (0.21%) NIST
12 8 (0.17%) COBIT
12 8 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials
12 8 (0.17%) ISO 20022
12 8 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 8 (0.17%) Solvency II
13 7 (0.15%) EMIR
13 7 (0.15%) ISO 8583
13 7 (0.15%) PSD2
14 5 (0.11%) HAZOP
System Software
1 662 (14.04%) Docker
2 217 (4.60%) Active Directory
3 77 (1.63%) VMware Infrastructure
4 36 (0.76%) Hyper-V
5 34 (0.72%) Virtual Machines
6 21 (0.45%) XenApp
7 14 (0.30%) HDFS
8 12 (0.25%) Virtual Servers
9 11 (0.23%) vSphere
10 10 (0.21%) Firmware
11 9 (0.19%) XenDesktop
12 8 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
13 7 (0.15%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 7 (0.15%) Ceph
14 6 (0.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 6 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
14 6 (0.13%) Time Sharing Option
15 5 (0.11%) Virtual Desktop
16 3 (0.064%) ISA Server
16 3 (0.064%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 575 (12.19%) Kubernetes
2 376 (7.97%) Terraform
3 173 (3.67%) Ansible
4 106 (2.25%) Opscode Chef
5 85 (1.80%) Puppet
6 72 (1.53%) Prometheus
7 49 (1.04%) SCCM
8 40 (0.85%) Grafana
9 39 (0.83%) Istio
10 34 (0.72%) Microsoft Intune
11 23 (0.49%) Single Sign-On
12 22 (0.47%) Hadoop YARN
13 16 (0.34%) Docker Swarm
14 15 (0.32%) Kibana
15 14 (0.30%) Mesos
16 12 (0.25%) Active Directory Federation Services
16 12 (0.25%) Cisco CUCM
16 12 (0.25%) Packer
17 11 (0.23%) Failover Clustering
18 10 (0.21%) Consul
Vendors
1 715 (15.16%) Microsoft
2 392 (8.31%) Google
3 204 (4.33%) Oracle
4 146 (3.10%) Salesforce.com
5 103 (2.18%) SAP
6 98 (2.08%) Cisco
7 95 (2.01%) VMware
8 77 (1.63%) ServiceNow
9 64 (1.36%) Apple
10 60 (1.27%) Adobe
11 59 (1.25%) Citrix
11 59 (1.25%) IBM
12 56 (1.19%) Databricks
13 42 (0.89%) HP
14 37 (0.78%) OutSystems
15 36 (0.76%) Instagram
16 35 (0.74%) Sony
17 31 (0.66%) Atlassian
17 31 (0.66%) BT
17 31 (0.66%) PagerDuty