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

Problem-Solving
England > London
6 months to
2 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 29 23 21
Rank change year-on-year -6 -2 +2
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 2,154 4,413 5,891
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 7.65% 8.84% 9.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.16% 9.46% 10.17%
Number of salaries quoted 1,945 3,345 4,280
Median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,000 £30,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £97,500 £90,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%

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 26,383 46,656 57,914
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 93.70% 93.48% 92.84%
Number of salaries quoted 21,560 37,760 47,430
Median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% +4.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £42,500 £37,500 £35,500
90th Percentile £103,750 £100,000 £95,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +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 2 March 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 2 March 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 -14 328 £70,000 +7.69% 163
West London -8 44 £70,000 +27.27% 81
South London -37 37 £60,000 +20.00% 13
East London +10 32 £35,000 -26.32% 54
North London +15 6 £50,000 -9.09% 8
Problem-Solving
England

For the 6 months to 2 March 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.

1 704 (32.68%) Agile Software Development
2 651 (30.22%) Finance
3 605 (28.09%) Analytical Skills
4 464 (21.54%) SQL
5 444 (20.61%) Python
6 424 (19.68%) DevOps
7 413 (19.17%) AWS
8 412 (19.13%) Azure
9 396 (18.38%) Java
10 390 (18.11%) Degree
11 379 (17.60%) Microsoft
12 326 (15.13%) JavaScript
13 299 (13.88%) Docker
14 280 (13.00%) Software Engineering
15 279 (12.95%) Computer Science
16 251 (11.65%) SQL Server
17 249 (11.56%) Linux
18 244 (11.33%) C#
19 241 (11.19%) Windows
20 234 (10.86%) Scrum
21 231 (10.72%) Microservices
22 230 (10.68%) Kubernetes
23 225 (10.45%) Git (software)
23 225 (10.45%) .NET
24 217 (10.07%) Analytics
25 206 (9.56%) HTML
26 203 (9.42%) Banking
27 195 (9.05%) React
28 190 (8.82%) Active Directory
29 189 (8.77%) Project Management

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 80 (3.71%) Confluence
2 66 (3.06%) SharePoint
3 54 (2.51%) Elasticsearch
4 52 (2.41%) Apache Spark
5 48 (2.23%) Apache
6 34 (1.58%) CMS
7 30 (1.39%) IIS
8 17 (0.79%) MS Exchange
9 15 (0.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 14 (0.65%) Skype for Business
11 12 (0.56%) Apache Airflow
11 12 (0.56%) EPiServer
12 11 (0.51%) Tomcat
12 11 (0.51%) WordPress
13 10 (0.46%) SAS
14 9 (0.42%) OpenStack
15 8 (0.37%) Apache Pig
15 8 (0.37%) Ethereum
15 8 (0.37%) Jupyter
16 6 (0.28%) Tornado
Applications
1 111 (5.15%) Microsoft Excel
2 100 (4.64%) Microsoft Office
3 32 (1.49%) InVision
4 30 (1.39%) Microsoft Project
4 30 (1.39%) Sketch
5 27 (1.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 22 (1.02%) MS Visio
7 21 (0.97%) Figma
8 17 (0.79%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 10 (0.46%) SPSS
10 3 (0.14%) Adobe After Effects
10 3 (0.14%) UXPin
11 2 (0.093%) CINEMA 4D
11 2 (0.093%) Flinto
11 2 (0.093%) Gephi
11 2 (0.093%) Photoshop
11 2 (0.093%) Spreadsheet
11 2 (0.093%) Stata
11 2 (0.093%) Zeplin
12 1 (0.046%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 21 (0.97%) NetSuite
2 17 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
3 14 (0.65%) Oracle ERP
4 7 (0.32%) Elite 3E
5 6 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
5 6 (0.28%) PeopleSoft HCM
6 5 (0.23%) Oracle Assets
6 5 (0.23%) Oracle Payables
6 5 (0.23%) Relativity
6 5 (0.23%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 5 (0.23%) SAP S/4HANA
7 4 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
7 4 (0.19%) JDE EnterpriseOne
7 4 (0.19%) Oracle Receivables
7 4 (0.19%) Sentinel
8 3 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
8 3 (0.14%) Global One
8 3 (0.14%) SAP BPC
8 3 (0.14%) SAP CO
8 3 (0.14%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 413 (19.17%) AWS
2 412 (19.13%) Azure
3 172 (7.99%) Microsoft 365
4 113 (5.25%) GCP
5 103 (4.78%) SaaS
6 88 (4.09%) Power Platform
7 69 (3.20%) Serverless
8 48 (2.23%) AWS Lambda
9 44 (2.04%) Amazon S3
10 43 (2.00%) GitHub
11 41 (1.90%) Azure Data Factory
12 38 (1.76%) AWS CloudFormation
12 38 (1.76%) Azure Active Directory
13 36 (1.67%) PaaS
14 33 (1.53%) Amazon EC2
15 31 (1.44%) Cloud Computing
15 31 (1.44%) IaaS
16 29 (1.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 26 (1.21%) Amazon SQS
17 26 (1.21%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 100 (4.64%) Firewall
2 59 (2.74%) HTTP
3 52 (2.41%) DNS
4 51 (2.37%) TCP/IP
5 42 (1.95%) Internet
6 34 (1.58%) VPN
7 31 (1.44%) WAN
7 31 (1.44%) Wireless
8 28 (1.30%) DHCP
9 27 (1.25%) LAN
9 27 (1.25%) VoIP
10 26 (1.21%) Wi-Fi
11 21 (0.97%) Network Security
12 17 (0.79%) SSL
13 16 (0.74%) MPLS
14 15 (0.70%) Cisco IOS
14 15 (0.70%) FTP
15 14 (0.65%) Skype
15 14 (0.65%) VLAN
16 13 (0.60%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 251 (11.65%) SQL Server
2 125 (5.80%) PostgreSQL
3 122 (5.66%) Relational Database
4 92 (4.27%) Big Data
5 86 (3.99%) Power BI
6 79 (3.67%) Data Warehouse
7 75 (3.48%) MongoDB
8 64 (2.97%) NoSQL
9 63 (2.92%) MySQL
10 57 (2.65%) Tableau
11 51 (2.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 49 (2.27%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 42 (1.95%) Hadoop
14 38 (1.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 37 (1.72%) Apache Cassandra
16 35 (1.62%) Data Lake
17 32 (1.49%) Data Mining
18 30 (1.39%) Amazon RDS
18 30 (1.39%) Redis
19 27 (1.25%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 225 (10.45%) Git (software)
2 160 (7.43%) JIRA
3 140 (6.50%) Jenkins
4 51 (2.37%) Visual Studio
5 43 (2.00%) Selenium
6 41 (1.90%) Cucumber
7 39 (1.81%) Gradle
8 33 (1.53%) Maven
9 32 (1.49%) Mocha
10 31 (1.44%) JUnit
11 28 (1.30%) TeamCity
12 27 (1.25%) GitLab
13 26 (1.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 26 (1.21%) Octopus Deploy
14 25 (1.16%) webpack
15 24 (1.11%) Artifactory
16 21 (0.97%) SonarQube
17 20 (0.93%) Bitbucket
17 20 (0.93%) Cypress.io
17 20 (0.93%) Subversion
General
1 651 (30.22%) Finance
2 203 (9.42%) Banking
3 114 (5.29%) Marketing
4 109 (5.06%) Retail
5 71 (3.30%) Telecoms
6 68 (3.16%) Front Office
7 53 (2.46%) Law
7 53 (2.46%) Legal
8 50 (2.32%) Public Sector
9 44 (2.04%) Games
10 36 (1.67%) Investment Banking
11 32 (1.49%) Back Office
12 27 (1.25%) Financial Institution
13 24 (1.11%) Advertising
14 21 (0.97%) Manufacturing
15 20 (0.93%) Electronics
16 13 (0.60%) Digital Economy
17 10 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
18 9 (0.42%) General Ledger
19 7 (0.32%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 612 (28.41%) Developer
2 245 (11.37%) Analyst
3 153 (7.10%) Senior Developer
4 117 (5.43%) Architect
5 113 (5.25%) Java Developer
6 103 (4.78%) Consultant
7 96 (4.46%) Software Engineer
8 75 (3.48%) Business Analyst
9 74 (3.44%) DevOps Engineer
9 74 (3.44%) Full Stack Developer
10 73 (3.39%) Solutions Architect
11 67 (3.11%) C# Developer
12 61 (2.83%) Project Manager
13 59 (2.74%) Python Developer
14 58 (2.69%) .NET Developer
15 57 (2.65%) Python Engineer
16 55 (2.55%) Backend Developer
17 54 (2.51%) Support Engineer
18 51 (2.37%) C# .NET Developer
18 51 (2.37%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 225 (10.45%) .NET
2 206 (9.56%) HTML
3 195 (9.05%) React
4 180 (8.36%) CSS
5 178 (8.26%) AngularJS
6 134 (6.22%) Node.js
7 133 (6.17%) Web Services
8 120 (5.57%) REST
9 105 (4.87%) Kafka
10 103 (4.78%) Spring
11 100 (4.64%) JSON
12 92 (4.27%) XML
13 91 (4.22%) RESTful
14 80 (3.71%) Vue.js
15 75 (3.48%) .NET Core
16 74 (3.44%) ASP.NET
17 66 (3.06%) Spring Boot
18 58 (2.69%) ASP.NET Web API
18 58 (2.69%) HTML5
19 50 (2.32%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 605 (28.09%) Analytical Skills
2 157 (7.29%) User Experience
3 113 (5.25%) Self-Motivation
4 106 (4.92%) Management Information System
5 101 (4.69%) Mobile App
6 82 (3.81%) Algorithms
7 70 (3.25%) Virtual Team
8 66 (3.06%) Greenfield Project
9 61 (2.83%) Data Centre
10 53 (2.46%) Data Structures
11 51 (2.37%) Hedge funds
12 46 (2.14%) Fixed Income
13 42 (1.95%) Equities
14 41 (1.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 38 (1.76%) Derivative
16 37 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
17 31 (1.44%) Cloud Native
18 30 (1.39%) Public Cloud
19 28 (1.30%) Blog
20 24 (1.11%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 249 (11.56%) Linux
2 241 (11.19%) Windows
3 98 (4.55%) Windows Server
4 77 (3.57%) Windows 10
5 66 (3.06%) Apple iOS
6 60 (2.79%) Unix
7 59 (2.74%) Android
8 54 (2.51%) Windows 7
9 30 (1.39%) Windows Server 2012
10 21 (0.97%) Windows Server 2016
11 20 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 19 (0.88%) CentOS
13 15 (0.70%) Ubuntu
14 14 (0.65%) Windows Server 2019
15 9 (0.42%) Mac OS X
15 9 (0.42%) Windows Server 2008
16 6 (0.28%) Mac OS
16 6 (0.28%) Windows 8
17 5 (0.23%) Fedora
18 4 (0.19%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 704 (32.68%) Agile Software Development
2 424 (19.68%) DevOps
3 280 (13.00%) Software Engineering
4 279 (12.95%) Computer Science
5 234 (10.86%) Scrum
6 231 (10.72%) Microservices
7 217 (10.07%) Analytics
8 189 (8.77%) Project Management
9 184 (8.54%) TDD
10 182 (8.45%) Fintech
11 175 (8.12%) Machine Learning
12 170 (7.89%) Test Automation
13 159 (7.38%) Business Intelligence
14 154 (7.15%) Mentoring
14 154 (7.15%) Stakeholder Management
15 142 (6.59%) Decision-Making
16 134 (6.22%) ITIL
17 122 (5.66%) Continuous Integration
18 117 (5.43%) SDLC
19 112 (5.20%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 464 (21.54%) SQL
2 444 (20.61%) Python
3 396 (18.38%) Java
4 326 (15.13%) JavaScript
5 244 (11.33%) C#
6 140 (6.50%) TypeScript
7 97 (4.50%) Go
8 66 (3.06%) C++
8 66 (3.06%) PHP
9 62 (2.88%) PowerShell
10 55 (2.55%) Bash Shell
11 54 (2.51%) C
12 47 (2.18%) Ruby
12 47 (2.18%) T-SQL
13 46 (2.14%) R
14 40 (1.86%) Scala
15 39 (1.81%) Perl
16 38 (1.76%) Java 8
17 32 (1.49%) Kotlin
18 28 (1.30%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 390 (18.11%) Degree
2 119 (5.52%) Computer Science Degree
3 71 (3.30%) Security Cleared
4 61 (2.83%) Cisco Certification
5 45 (2.09%) CISSP
6 44 (2.04%) SC Cleared
7 36 (1.67%) Master's Degree
8 34 (1.58%) CCNA
9 30 (1.39%) CCNP
10 29 (1.35%) Microsoft Certification
11 26 (1.21%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 25 (1.16%) CISM
13 21 (0.97%) Network+ Certification
14 19 (0.88%) PhD
15 17 (0.79%) CompTIA Security+
16 16 (0.74%) MCSE
16 16 (0.74%) Oracle Certification
17 14 (0.65%) Linux+ Certification
18 13 (0.60%) SSCP
19 12 (0.56%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 150 (6.96%) QA
2 49 (2.27%) SLA
3 43 (2.00%) GDPR
4 35 (1.62%) PMO
5 28 (1.30%) Data Quality
6 24 (1.11%) NIST
7 22 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 9 (0.42%) PCI DSS
9 8 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 6 (0.28%) BS25999
10 6 (0.28%) ISO 9001
11 5 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 5 (0.23%) Solvency II
11 5 (0.23%) WCAG
12 3 (0.14%) ISO 13485
12 3 (0.14%) MiFID
13 2 (0.093%) DICOM
13 2 (0.093%) GLBA
13 2 (0.093%) PMBOK
14 1 (0.046%) COBIT
System Software
1 299 (13.88%) Docker
2 190 (8.82%) Active Directory
3 58 (2.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (0.60%) HDFS
4 13 (0.60%) Hyper-V
5 12 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
5 12 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
5 12 (0.56%) XenApp
6 9 (0.42%) Firmware
7 8 (0.37%) Microsoft App-V
8 7 (0.32%) VMware Server
8 7 (0.32%) XenDesktop
9 6 (0.28%) Oracle RAC
9 6 (0.28%) Virtual Desktop
9 6 (0.28%) Virtual Servers
10 5 (0.23%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 5 (0.23%) KVM
11 3 (0.14%) OCFS2
11 3 (0.14%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 3 (0.14%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 230 (10.68%) Kubernetes
2 113 (5.25%) Terraform
3 83 (3.85%) Ansible
4 72 (3.34%) Puppet
5 51 (2.37%) Opscode Chef
6 39 (1.81%) SCCM
7 17 (0.79%) Microsoft Intune
8 14 (0.65%) Prometheus
9 11 (0.51%) Grafana
10 10 (0.46%) Istio
10 10 (0.46%) SCOM
11 9 (0.42%) Single Sign-On
12 8 (0.37%) Kibana
12 8 (0.37%) Nagios
12 8 (0.37%) vMotion
13 7 (0.32%) Icinga
14 6 (0.28%) Data Guard
14 6 (0.28%) HAProxy
14 6 (0.28%) Oracle RMAN
14 6 (0.28%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 379 (17.60%) Microsoft
2 118 (5.48%) Google
3 115 (5.34%) Oracle
4 87 (4.04%) Cisco
5 75 (3.48%) VMware
6 44 (2.04%) SAP
7 38 (1.76%) Databricks
8 37 (1.72%) Adobe
9 34 (1.58%) Salesforce.com
10 33 (1.53%) Citrix
10 33 (1.53%) Red Hat
11 30 (1.39%) IBM
12 26 (1.21%) Splunk
13 23 (1.07%) Atlassian
14 20 (0.93%) Apple
15 19 (0.88%) Meraki
16 18 (0.84%) SolarWinds
16 18 (0.84%) Xamarin
17 17 (0.79%) Bloomberg
18 15 (0.70%) Juniper