Period
to 25 September 2020

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 25 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Problem-Solving
England > London
6 months to
25 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 36 19 17
Rank change year-on-year -17 -2 0
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 1,350 5,313 7,548
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 6.72% 9.52% 10.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.20% 10.23% 11.83%
Number of salaries quoted 1,152 3,943 4,837
Median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £38,750 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £100,000 £92,500 £92,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +10.53% - +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 18,743 51,948 63,815
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 93.36% 93.11% 92.71%
Number of salaries quoted 15,439 41,812 51,144
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 £36,250 £35,000
90th Percentile £108,750 £98,750 £95,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £50,198
% change year-on-year +9.52% +4.59% +0.40%

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 25 September 2020.

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 25 September 2020. 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 -8 320 £65,000 +4.00% 128
West London -11 55 £50,046 -9.01% 33
South London -18 31 £62,500 +26.26% 10
East London +16 23 £50,000 +11.11% 26
North London +2 7 £36,250 -13.69% 6
Problem-Solving
England

For the 6 months to 25 September 2020, 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.

1 480 (35.56%) Analytical Skills
2 450 (33.33%) Finance
3 410 (30.37%) Agile Software Development
4 332 (24.59%) SQL
5 314 (23.26%) Degree
6 283 (20.96%) Azure
7 256 (18.96%) DevOps
8 251 (18.59%) AWS
9 248 (18.37%) Python
10 244 (18.07%) JavaScript
11 243 (18.00%) Microsoft
12 233 (17.26%) Java
13 195 (14.44%) Computer Science
14 186 (13.78%) SQL Server
15 170 (12.59%) C#
16 160 (11.85%) Software Engineering
17 156 (11.56%) Analytics
18 152 (11.26%) Git (software)
19 145 (10.74%) Linux
20 138 (10.22%) Windows
21 135 (10.00%) Scrum
22 132 (9.78%) HTML
23 128 (9.48%) TDD
24 127 (9.41%) .NET
25 126 (9.33%) CSS
26 120 (8.89%) Docker
27 117 (8.67%) Project Management
28 109 (8.07%) ITIL
28 109 (8.07%) AngularJS
29 105 (7.78%) Self-Motivation

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 52 (3.85%) IIS
2 47 (3.48%) Confluence
2 47 (3.48%) SharePoint
3 33 (2.44%) Apache Spark
4 28 (2.07%) Apache
4 28 (2.07%) Elasticsearch
5 24 (1.78%) Skype for Business
6 18 (1.33%) CMS
6 18 (1.33%) MS Exchange
7 10 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2010
8 9 (0.67%) Jupyter
9 7 (0.52%) Tomcat
10 4 (0.30%) EPiServer
10 4 (0.30%) WebSphere
10 4 (0.30%) WordPress
11 3 (0.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 3 (0.22%) SAS
12 2 (0.15%) Apache Airflow
12 2 (0.15%) JBoss
12 2 (0.15%) Tornado
Applications
1 76 (5.63%) Microsoft Excel
2 60 (4.44%) Microsoft Office
3 23 (1.70%) MS Visio
4 17 (1.26%) Microsoft Project
4 17 (1.26%) Sketch
5 14 (1.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 8 (0.59%) Figma
7 7 (0.52%) SPSS
7 7 (0.52%) Stata
8 6 (0.44%) InVision
9 5 (0.37%) Photoshop
10 4 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 4 (0.30%) Adobe Illustrator
10 4 (0.30%) Zeplin
11 2 (0.15%) Adobe XD
11 2 (0.15%) Windchill
12 1 (0.074%) Acrobat
12 1 (0.074%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (0.81%) R3 Corda
2 10 (0.74%) Distributed Ledger
3 8 (0.59%) SAP S/4HANA
4 7 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
4 7 (0.52%) Sentinel
4 7 (0.52%) Shopify
5 6 (0.44%) Adobe Campaign
5 6 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
6 5 (0.37%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 4 (0.30%) Actimize
8 3 (0.22%) Endur
8 3 (0.22%) FINCAD Analytics
8 3 (0.22%) Magento
8 3 (0.22%) Oracle Applications
8 3 (0.22%) Oracle Financials
8 3 (0.22%) Oracle Internet Expenses
8 3 (0.22%) Oracle iProcurement
8 3 (0.22%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 3 (0.22%) Relativity
8 3 (0.22%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 283 (20.96%) Azure
2 251 (18.59%) AWS
3 90 (6.67%) Office 365
4 89 (6.59%) SaaS
5 68 (5.04%) Power Platform
6 55 (4.07%) GCP
7 40 (2.96%) Serverless
8 35 (2.59%) Azure Active Directory
9 33 (2.44%) IaaS
10 26 (1.93%) PaaS
11 25 (1.85%) AWS CloudFormation
11 25 (1.85%) Cloud Computing
12 24 (1.78%) AWS Lambda
13 17 (1.26%) GitHub
14 13 (0.96%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 12 (0.89%) Amazon EC2
16 11 (0.81%) Azure Data Factory
17 10 (0.74%) Amazon S3
17 10 (0.74%) Google Analytics
17 10 (0.74%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 56 (4.15%) Firewall
2 43 (3.19%) WAN
3 38 (2.81%) LAN
4 36 (2.67%) TCP/IP
5 35 (2.59%) HTTP
6 30 (2.22%) Internet
7 29 (2.15%) DNS
8 28 (2.07%) Skype
9 27 (2.00%) VPN
10 22 (1.63%) VoIP
11 21 (1.56%) Wi-Fi
12 19 (1.41%) DHCP
12 19 (1.41%) SAN
13 14 (1.04%) Junos
13 14 (1.04%) MPLS
14 13 (0.96%) Wireless
15 12 (0.89%) Cisco ASA
15 12 (0.89%) FTP
15 12 (0.89%) Intrusion Detection
16 11 (0.81%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 186 (13.78%) SQL Server
2 70 (5.19%) Big Data
3 68 (5.04%) Relational Database
4 64 (4.74%) Power BI
5 57 (4.22%) Data Warehouse
6 51 (3.78%) NoSQL
7 47 (3.48%) MySQL
8 45 (3.33%) Hadoop
9 41 (3.04%) MongoDB
10 37 (2.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 32 (2.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 31 (2.30%) PostgreSQL
13 30 (2.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 26 (1.93%) Snowflake Schema
15 25 (1.85%) OLAP
16 24 (1.78%) OLTP
17 22 (1.63%) Azure SQL Database
17 22 (1.63%) Redis
18 17 (1.26%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
18 17 (1.26%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 152 (11.26%) Git (software)
2 97 (7.19%) JIRA
3 74 (5.48%) Jenkins
4 26 (1.93%) TeamCity
5 25 (1.85%) Octopus Deploy
6 22 (1.63%) Visual Studio
7 20 (1.48%) Bitbucket
8 19 (1.41%) GitLab
9 18 (1.33%) JUnit
9 18 (1.33%) NUnit
10 17 (1.26%) MSTest
11 16 (1.19%) SpecFlow
12 15 (1.11%) Maven
13 14 (1.04%) Selenium
14 13 (0.96%) Mocha
15 12 (0.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 12 (0.89%) RSpec
16 11 (0.81%) Cucumber
17 10 (0.74%) IntelliJ
17 10 (0.74%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 450 (33.33%) Finance
2 100 (7.41%) Banking
3 85 (6.30%) Front Office
4 68 (5.04%) Marketing
5 58 (4.30%) Law
6 39 (2.89%) Retail
7 38 (2.81%) Legal
7 38 (2.81%) Telecoms
8 31 (2.30%) Games
8 31 (2.30%) Investment Banking
9 27 (2.00%) Public Sector
10 20 (1.48%) Manufacturing
11 16 (1.19%) Back Office
11 16 (1.19%) Billing
12 12 (0.89%) Electronics
13 10 (0.74%) Automotive
13 10 (0.74%) General Ledger
14 9 (0.67%) Financial Institution
15 8 (0.59%) Local Government
16 6 (0.44%) French Language
Job Titles
1 438 (32.44%) Developer
2 156 (11.56%) Analyst
3 85 (6.30%) Senior Developer
4 83 (6.15%) Java Developer
5 63 (4.67%) Consultant
6 62 (4.59%) C# Developer
7 61 (4.52%) Software Engineer
8 58 (4.30%) .NET Developer
8 58 (4.30%) Architect
9 52 (3.85%) Business Analyst
10 46 (3.41%) AWS Engineer
10 46 (3.41%) C# .NET Developer
11 39 (2.89%) Support Engineer
12 38 (2.81%) JavaScript Developer
13 37 (2.74%) Administrator
14 36 (2.67%) Python Engineer
15 33 (2.44%) Business Intelligence Developer
15 33 (2.44%) DevOps Engineer
16 32 (2.37%) Java Engineer
17 31 (2.30%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 132 (9.78%) HTML
2 127 (9.41%) .NET
3 126 (9.33%) CSS
4 109 (8.07%) AngularJS
5 87 (6.44%) React
6 83 (6.15%) REST
7 82 (6.07%) Web Services
8 74 (5.48%) JSON
9 66 (4.89%) XML
10 61 (4.52%) Spring
11 59 (4.37%) ASP.NET
12 56 (4.15%) SOAP
13 50 (3.70%) Kafka
13 50 (3.70%) Node.js
13 50 (3.70%) RESTful
14 45 (3.33%) ASP.NET Web API
15 44 (3.26%) jQuery
16 41 (3.04%) ASP.NET MVC
17 39 (2.89%) HTML5
18 35 (2.59%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 480 (35.56%) Analytical Skills
2 105 (7.78%) Self-Motivation
3 93 (6.89%) User Experience
4 60 (4.44%) Management Information System
5 55 (4.07%) Algorithms
6 51 (3.78%) Data Structures
6 51 (3.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 41 (3.04%) Hedge funds
8 37 (2.74%) Virtual Team
9 32 (2.37%) Derivative
10 31 (2.30%) Fixed Income
11 29 (2.15%) Equities
12 28 (2.07%) Greenfield Project
13 24 (1.78%) Data Centre
14 23 (1.70%) Cloud Native
14 23 (1.70%) Mobile App
15 22 (1.63%) Replication
16 19 (1.41%) Analytical Mindset
17 17 (1.26%) Enterprise Software
18 16 (1.19%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 145 (10.74%) Linux
2 138 (10.22%) Windows
3 51 (3.78%) Windows Server
4 43 (3.19%) Android
5 41 (3.04%) Unix
6 39 (2.89%) Apple iOS
7 35 (2.59%) Windows 10
8 22 (1.63%) Windows Server 2012
9 17 (1.26%) Windows Server 2008
10 15 (1.11%) Ubuntu
11 11 (0.81%) Windows Server 2016
12 9 (0.67%) Mac OS X
13 8 (0.59%) VMS
13 8 (0.59%) Windows 7
14 6 (0.44%) CentOS
14 6 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 6 (0.44%) Windows Server 2019
15 3 (0.22%) Mac OS
16 2 (0.15%) Fedora
16 2 (0.15%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 410 (30.37%) Agile Software Development
2 256 (18.96%) DevOps
3 195 (14.44%) Computer Science
4 160 (11.85%) Software Engineering
5 156 (11.56%) Analytics
6 135 (10.00%) Scrum
7 128 (9.48%) TDD
8 117 (8.67%) Project Management
9 109 (8.07%) ITIL
10 104 (7.70%) Fintech
10 104 (7.70%) Microservices
11 100 (7.41%) Business Intelligence
11 100 (7.41%) SDLC
12 95 (7.04%) Mentoring
13 89 (6.59%) Mathematics
14 81 (6.00%) Data Modelling
15 80 (5.93%) Time Management
16 76 (5.63%) Test Automation
17 74 (5.48%) Stakeholder Management
18 69 (5.11%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 332 (24.59%) SQL
2 248 (18.37%) Python
3 244 (18.07%) JavaScript
4 233 (17.26%) Java
5 170 (12.59%) C#
6 68 (5.04%) C++
7 64 (4.74%) PowerShell
8 61 (4.52%) TypeScript
9 53 (3.93%) Scala
10 48 (3.56%) PHP
11 43 (3.19%) Go
12 35 (2.59%) C
13 34 (2.52%) Kotlin
14 32 (2.37%) Ruby
14 32 (2.37%) Shell Script
15 31 (2.30%) R
16 28 (2.07%) T-SQL
17 27 (2.00%) Bash Shell
18 19 (1.41%) Java 8
19 13 (0.96%) VB
Qualifications
1 314 (23.26%) Degree
2 101 (7.48%) Computer Science Degree
3 46 (3.41%) Master's Degree
4 44 (3.26%) Security Cleared
5 40 (2.96%) SC Cleared
6 32 (2.37%) Cisco Certification
7 24 (1.78%) AWS Certification
8 21 (1.56%) CCNP
8 21 (1.56%) Microsoft Certification
9 20 (1.48%) CCNA
10 16 (1.19%) CISSP
11 13 (0.96%) PMP
12 11 (0.81%) CISM
12 11 (0.81%) PMI Certification
13 10 (0.74%) DBS Check
13 10 (0.74%) MCITP
13 10 (0.74%) MCSE
14 9 (0.67%) CCDP
14 9 (0.67%) JNCIA
14 9 (0.67%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 96 (7.11%) QA
2 40 (2.96%) SLA
3 21 (1.56%) Data Quality
4 19 (1.41%) NIST
5 15 (1.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 14 (1.04%) GDPR
7 8 (0.59%) PCI DSS
7 8 (0.59%) Solvency II
8 6 (0.44%) Cyber Essentials
9 4 (0.30%) ISO 22301
9 4 (0.30%) ISO 31000
9 4 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 4 (0.30%) MiFID
10 3 (0.22%) COBIT
10 3 (0.22%) PMO
10 3 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 2 (0.15%) Actionable Recommendations
11 2 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 2 (0.15%) SEPA
11 2 (0.15%) TARGET2
System Software
1 120 (8.89%) Docker
2 82 (6.07%) Active Directory
3 41 (3.04%) VMware Infrastructure
4 30 (2.22%) Hyper-V
5 20 (1.48%) Virtual Machines
6 11 (0.81%) VMware ESXi
6 11 (0.81%) vSphere
7 8 (0.59%) VMware Server
8 6 (0.44%) HDFS
9 4 (0.30%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 4 (0.30%) Firmware
9 4 (0.30%) Microsoft App-V
9 4 (0.30%) XenApp
10 3 (0.22%) VirtualBox
10 3 (0.22%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.15%) BitLocker
11 2 (0.15%) ProxySG
11 2 (0.15%) Terminal Server
11 2 (0.15%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.074%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 100 (7.41%) Kubernetes
2 69 (5.11%) Terraform
3 46 (3.41%) Puppet
4 40 (2.96%) Ansible
5 35 (2.59%) Opscode Chef
6 26 (1.93%) SCCM
7 20 (1.48%) Microsoft Intune
8 15 (1.11%) SCVMM
9 8 (0.59%) Grafana
10 7 (0.52%) Istio
10 7 (0.52%) Nagios
11 6 (0.44%) Kibana
11 6 (0.44%) Prometheus
12 5 (0.37%) BMC PATROL
12 5 (0.37%) Control-M
13 3 (0.22%) CSIRT
13 3 (0.22%) Single Sign-On
14 2 (0.15%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
14 2 (0.15%) HP Fortify
14 2 (0.15%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 243 (18.00%) Microsoft
2 76 (5.63%) VMware
3 73 (5.41%) Cisco
4 62 (4.59%) Oracle
5 58 (4.30%) Google
6 39 (2.89%) Salesforce.com
7 35 (2.59%) Tableau
8 29 (2.15%) SAP
9 28 (2.07%) Juniper
10 27 (2.00%) Atlassian
11 21 (1.56%) Adobe
12 19 (1.41%) Citrix
13 17 (1.26%) EMC
14 16 (1.19%) Splunk
15 14 (1.04%) HP
16 13 (0.96%) Brocade
16 13 (0.96%) Isilon
17 12 (0.89%) Hitachi
17 12 (0.89%) Meraki
18 10 (0.74%) SolarWinds