Period
to 17 May 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 17 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Problem-Solving
England > London
6 months to
17 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 23 26 24
Rank change year-on-year +3 -2 -4
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 3,007 3,442 5,320
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 8.96% 8.60% 9.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.53% 9.16% 9.69%
Number of salaries quoted 2,012 2,541 3,779
10th Percentile £34,000 £32,000 £31,003
25th Percentile £46,250 £42,500 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.17% - +9.09%
75th Percentile £81,250 £78,750 £75,000
90th Percentile £96,250 £100,000 £91,250
England median annual salary £51,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +2.00% +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 31,552 37,594 54,893
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 94.02% 93.91% 93.03%
Number of salaries quoted 24,056 30,622 44,840
10th Percentile £42,500 £38,500 £36,250
25th Percentile £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.70% +3.85% +8.33%
75th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £81,250
90th Percentile £105,000 £102,500 £97,500
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 17 May 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 17 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
Central London -10 374 £67,500 +3.85% 189
West London +9 79 £58,750 +17.50% 73
South London -27 38 £50,750 +3.44% 10
East London -1 24 £33,000 -37.14% 48
North London +12 4 £43,750 -20.45% 13
Problem-Solving
England

For the 6 months to 17 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 London region with a requirement for Problem-Solving.

1 1,181 (39.28%) Social Skills
2 1,046 (34.79%) Agile Software Development
3 815 (27.10%) Analytical Skills
4 804 (26.74%) Finance
5 657 (21.85%) SQL
6 606 (20.15%) Python
7 573 (19.06%) AWS
8 565 (18.79%) JavaScript
9 551 (18.32%) Degree
10 520 (17.29%) Java
11 517 (17.19%) Azure
12 507 (16.86%) Microsoft
13 473 (15.73%) DevOps
14 440 (14.63%) Software Engineering
15 397 (13.20%) Docker
16 396 (13.17%) Computer Science
17 342 (11.37%) Windows
18 340 (11.31%) Microservices
19 333 (11.07%) User Experience
20 329 (10.94%) React
21 327 (10.87%) C#
22 326 (10.84%) HTML
23 324 (10.77%) .NET
24 323 (10.74%) Kubernetes
25 316 (10.51%) Analytics
26 295 (9.81%) CSS
26 295 (9.81%) Scrum
27 291 (9.68%) Linux
28 289 (9.61%) Git (software)
29 287 (9.54%) SQL Server

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
1 108 (3.59%) Confluence
2 75 (2.49%) Elasticsearch
3 60 (2.00%) CMS
4 55 (1.83%) SharePoint
5 53 (1.76%) Apache Spark
6 46 (1.53%) Apache
7 37 (1.23%) IIS
8 26 (0.86%) MS Exchange
9 24 (0.80%) WordPress
10 21 (0.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 19 (0.63%) Tomcat
12 18 (0.60%) Skype for Business
13 17 (0.57%) Apache Airflow
13 17 (0.57%) WebSphere
14 15 (0.50%) Jupyter
14 15 (0.50%) SAS
15 13 (0.43%) Drupal
16 12 (0.40%) BizTalk Server
16 12 (0.40%) WebSphere Application Server
17 11 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 142 (4.72%) Microsoft Office
2 141 (4.69%) Microsoft Excel
3 37 (1.23%) Figma
3 37 (1.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 31 (1.03%) MS Visio
5 30 (1.00%) Microsoft Project
5 30 (1.00%) Sketch
6 27 (0.90%) InVision
7 9 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 9 (0.30%) SPSS
8 7 (0.23%) Chatbot
8 7 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
9 5 (0.17%) UXPin
10 4 (0.13%) AutoCAD
11 3 (0.100%) Adobe After Effects
11 3 (0.100%) CINEMA 4D
11 3 (0.100%) Flinto
11 3 (0.100%) Photoshop
12 2 (0.067%) Adobe Premiere
12 2 (0.067%) Gephi
Business Applications
1 27 (0.90%) Oracle ERP
2 20 (0.67%) NetSuite
3 16 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
4 12 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
4 12 (0.40%) PeopleSoft HCM
5 7 (0.23%) Elite 3E
5 7 (0.23%) Magento
5 7 (0.23%) SAP Business One
6 6 (0.20%) Payment Gateway
6 6 (0.20%) Primavera
6 6 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 6 (0.20%) SAP S/4HANA
6 6 (0.20%) Shopify
7 5 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
7 5 (0.17%) HFM
7 5 (0.17%) Oracle Assets
7 5 (0.17%) Oracle Payables
7 5 (0.17%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
8 4 (0.13%) JDE EnterpriseOne
8 4 (0.13%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 573 (19.06%) AWS
2 517 (17.19%) Azure
3 198 (6.58%) Microsoft 365
4 194 (6.45%) SaaS
5 184 (6.12%) GCP
6 147 (4.89%) Serverless
7 120 (3.99%) Power Platform
8 96 (3.19%) AWS Lambda
9 70 (2.33%) PaaS
10 68 (2.26%) Amazon S3
10 68 (2.26%) GitHub
11 59 (1.96%) Amazon EC2
12 53 (1.76%) Cloud Computing
13 45 (1.50%) AWS CloudFormation
14 39 (1.30%) Azure Active Directory
14 39 (1.30%) Azure Data Factory
14 39 (1.30%) IaaS
15 36 (1.20%) npm
16 34 (1.13%) Amazon EKS
16 34 (1.13%) Firebase
Communications & Networking
1 96 (3.19%) Firewall
2 70 (2.33%) HTTP
3 67 (2.23%) DNS
4 59 (1.96%) Internet
5 53 (1.76%) TCP/IP
6 49 (1.63%) Network Security
7 43 (1.43%) VPN
8 41 (1.36%) DHCP
9 34 (1.13%) Wireless
10 31 (1.03%) Wi-Fi
11 21 (0.70%) LAN
11 21 (0.70%) SSL
12 19 (0.63%) WAN
13 16 (0.53%) FTP
14 15 (0.50%) Skype
14 15 (0.50%) VoIP
15 13 (0.43%) BGP
16 12 (0.40%) Broadband
16 12 (0.40%) VLAN
17 11 (0.37%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 287 (9.54%) SQL Server
2 155 (5.15%) Relational Database
3 146 (4.86%) PostgreSQL
4 111 (3.69%) Power BI
5 109 (3.62%) MySQL
6 107 (3.56%) Data Warehouse
7 104 (3.46%) Big Data
8 102 (3.39%) NoSQL
9 97 (3.23%) MongoDB
10 88 (2.93%) Tableau
11 71 (2.36%) Redis
12 70 (2.33%) Apache Cassandra
13 58 (1.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 57 (1.90%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 48 (1.60%) BigQuery
15 48 (1.60%) Hadoop
16 45 (1.50%) Amazon RDS
17 40 (1.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 37 (1.23%) Data Lake
19 35 (1.16%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 289 (9.61%) Git (software)
2 223 (7.42%) JIRA
3 163 (5.42%) Jenkins
4 67 (2.23%) Gradle
5 63 (2.10%) Maven
5 63 (2.10%) Visual Studio
6 55 (1.83%) Cucumber
6 55 (1.83%) GitLab
7 48 (1.60%) Selenium
8 47 (1.56%) JUnit
9 42 (1.40%) Mocha
10 40 (1.33%) webpack
11 35 (1.16%) MSI
12 32 (1.06%) WiX
13 31 (1.03%) Artifactory
14 30 (1.00%) gulp
15 29 (0.96%) Cypress.io
16 26 (0.86%) Axure RP
17 24 (0.80%) Jasmine
18 22 (0.73%) Bitbucket
General
1 1,181 (39.28%) Social Skills
2 815 (27.10%) Analytical Skills
3 804 (26.74%) Finance
4 264 (8.78%) Banking
5 224 (7.45%) Marketing
6 203 (6.75%) Retail
7 160 (5.32%) Organisational Skills
8 122 (4.06%) Games
9 106 (3.53%) Telecoms
10 98 (3.26%) Law
11 88 (2.93%) Influencing Skills
12 85 (2.83%) Legal
13 81 (2.69%) Advertising
14 80 (2.66%) Presentation Skills
15 75 (2.49%) Public Sector
16 61 (2.03%) Manufacturing
17 57 (1.90%) Documentation Skills
18 56 (1.86%) Financial Institution
18 56 (1.86%) Front Office
19 52 (1.73%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 802 (26.67%) Developer
2 361 (12.01%) Analyst
3 207 (6.88%) Software Engineer
4 189 (6.29%) Senior Developer
5 149 (4.96%) Architect
6 136 (4.52%) Java Developer
7 131 (4.36%) Consultant
8 127 (4.22%) Full Stack Developer
9 100 (3.33%) Business Analyst
10 87 (2.89%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 87 (2.89%) Senior Software Engineer
11 82 (2.73%) Project Manager
12 79 (2.63%) Solutions Architect
13 74 (2.46%) .NET Developer
13 74 (2.46%) Designer
14 68 (2.26%) Backend Developer
14 68 (2.26%) Support Analyst
15 67 (2.23%) React Developer
16 64 (2.13%) DevOps Engineer
17 60 (2.00%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 329 (10.94%) React
2 326 (10.84%) HTML
3 324 (10.77%) .NET
4 295 (9.81%) CSS
5 282 (9.38%) Node.js
6 269 (8.95%) AngularJS
7 231 (7.68%) REST
8 165 (5.49%) Web Services
9 147 (4.89%) Vue.js
10 145 (4.82%) Kafka
11 129 (4.29%) Spring
12 113 (3.76%) RESTful
13 111 (3.69%) JSON
14 107 (3.56%) XML
15 98 (3.26%) .NET Core
16 97 (3.23%) Redux
17 96 (3.19%) GraphQL
18 88 (2.93%) ASP.NET
19 72 (2.39%) HTML5
20 68 (2.26%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 333 (11.07%) User Experience
2 188 (6.25%) Self-Motivation
3 154 (5.12%) Management Information System
4 135 (4.49%) Mobile App
5 123 (4.09%) Algorithms
6 85 (2.83%) Data Structures
7 84 (2.79%) Virtual Team
8 66 (2.19%) Data Centre
9 63 (2.10%) Enterprise Software
9 63 (2.10%) Greenfield Project
10 60 (2.00%) Hedge funds
11 59 (1.96%) Derivative
12 58 (1.93%) Cloud Native
13 56 (1.86%) Fixed Income
14 52 (1.73%) Client/Server
15 49 (1.63%) Blog
16 45 (1.50%) Digital Media
16 45 (1.50%) Public Cloud
17 40 (1.33%) Equities
17 40 (1.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 342 (11.37%) Windows
2 291 (9.68%) Linux
3 110 (3.66%) Windows 10
4 108 (3.59%) Windows Server
5 99 (3.29%) Android
6 96 (3.19%) Apple iOS
7 83 (2.76%) Unix
8 61 (2.03%) Windows 7
9 38 (1.26%) Windows Server 2012
10 28 (0.93%) Windows Server 2016
11 19 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 15 (0.50%) Windows Server 2019
13 14 (0.47%) CentOS
13 14 (0.47%) Mac OS X
14 12 (0.40%) Mac OS
15 11 (0.37%) Windows Server 2008
16 7 (0.23%) Ubuntu
17 6 (0.20%) Windows 8
18 4 (0.13%) Oracle Linux
18 4 (0.13%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,046 (34.79%) Agile Software Development
2 473 (15.73%) DevOps
3 440 (14.63%) Software Engineering
4 396 (13.17%) Computer Science
5 340 (11.31%) Microservices
6 316 (10.51%) Analytics
7 295 (9.81%) Scrum
8 272 (9.05%) Mentoring
9 248 (8.25%) Project Management
10 223 (7.42%) Business Intelligence
11 220 (7.32%) Machine Learning
11 220 (7.32%) Test Automation
12 209 (6.95%) Fintech
13 207 (6.88%) TDD
14 205 (6.82%) Stakeholder Management
15 200 (6.65%) Decision-Making
16 195 (6.48%) Continuous Improvement
17 182 (6.05%) Front End Development
18 170 (5.65%) SDLC
19 167 (5.55%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 657 (21.85%) SQL
2 606 (20.15%) Python
3 565 (18.79%) JavaScript
4 520 (17.29%) Java
5 327 (10.87%) C#
6 253 (8.41%) TypeScript
7 109 (3.62%) Go
8 106 (3.53%) PHP
9 93 (3.09%) PowerShell
10 90 (2.99%) Java 8
11 86 (2.86%) C++
12 85 (2.83%) T-SQL
13 77 (2.56%) Bash Shell
14 72 (2.39%) C
15 60 (2.00%) Ruby
16 56 (1.86%) R
17 50 (1.66%) PL/SQL
18 49 (1.63%) Perl
19 46 (1.53%) ES6
20 44 (1.46%) Scala
Qualifications
1 551 (18.32%) Degree
2 174 (5.79%) Computer Science Degree
3 86 (2.86%) Security Cleared
4 77 (2.56%) Cisco Certification
5 41 (1.36%) CCNA
6 39 (1.30%) CISSP
6 39 (1.30%) SC Cleared
7 35 (1.16%) PhD
8 33 (1.10%) Master's Degree
9 32 (1.06%) CCNP
10 31 (1.03%) Network+ Certification
11 29 (0.96%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 29 (0.96%) Oracle Certification
12 28 (0.93%) CISM
12 28 (0.93%) Microsoft Certification
12 28 (0.93%) SSCP
13 25 (0.83%) BPSS Clearance
13 25 (0.83%) Numerate Degree
14 24 (0.80%) CSSLP
15 23 (0.76%) (ISC)2 CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 199 (6.62%) QA
2 80 (2.66%) GDPR
3 63 (2.10%) SLA
4 46 (1.53%) PMO
5 32 (1.06%) Data Quality
6 23 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 13 (0.43%) NIST
8 9 (0.30%) MiFID
8 9 (0.30%) PCI DSS
8 9 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 8 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 7 (0.23%) ISO 20022
10 7 (0.23%) ISO 8583
10 7 (0.23%) PSD2
11 6 (0.20%) BS25999
11 6 (0.20%) COBIT
11 6 (0.20%) ISO 9001
12 5 (0.17%) Solvency II
13 4 (0.13%) Basel III
13 4 (0.13%) EMIR
System Software
1 397 (13.20%) Docker
2 236 (7.85%) Active Directory
3 79 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
4 29 (0.96%) Hyper-V
5 23 (0.76%) XenApp
6 17 (0.57%) HDFS
7 14 (0.47%) Virtual Machines
8 11 (0.37%) Virtual Servers
8 11 (0.37%) XenDesktop
9 10 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
10 9 (0.30%) Oracle RAC
11 8 (0.27%) Microsoft App-V
11 8 (0.27%) vSphere
12 7 (0.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 6 (0.20%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 6 (0.20%) Firmware
13 6 (0.20%) KVM
13 6 (0.20%) Time Sharing Option
13 6 (0.20%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 4 (0.13%) Ceph
Systems Management
1 323 (10.74%) Kubernetes
2 161 (5.35%) Terraform
3 84 (2.79%) Ansible
4 66 (2.19%) Puppet
5 65 (2.16%) Opscode Chef
6 45 (1.50%) SCCM
7 32 (1.06%) Microsoft Intune
8 20 (0.67%) Single Sign-On
9 16 (0.53%) Kibana
10 14 (0.47%) Prometheus
11 13 (0.43%) Istio
11 13 (0.43%) SCOM
12 12 (0.40%) Cisco CUCM
13 11 (0.37%) vCenter Server
14 9 (0.30%) Data Guard
14 9 (0.30%) Docker Swarm
14 9 (0.30%) Grafana
14 9 (0.30%) logstash
14 9 (0.30%) Oracle RMAN
15 8 (0.27%) vMotion
Vendors
1 507 (16.86%) Microsoft
2 193 (6.42%) Google
3 151 (5.02%) Oracle
4 95 (3.16%) VMware
5 92 (3.06%) Cisco
6 80 (2.66%) SAP
7 56 (1.86%) Citrix
8 55 (1.83%) Salesforce.com
9 42 (1.40%) Adobe
9 42 (1.40%) Databricks
10 37 (1.23%) IBM
11 31 (1.03%) Apple
12 27 (0.90%) HP
13 26 (0.86%) ServiceNow
14 23 (0.76%) Facebook
14 23 (0.76%) PagerDuty
15 21 (0.70%) Atlassian
15 21 (0.70%) Splunk
16 20 (0.67%) Red Hat
17 18 (0.60%) JD Edwards