Period
to 16 October 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 16 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Problem-Solving
England > London
6 months to
16 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 18 38 20
Rank change year-on-year +20 -18 -2
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 5,653 1,283 5,218
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 11.29% 6.62% 9.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.82% 7.05% 10.17%
Number of salaries quoted 2,828 1,039 3,730
10th Percentile £35,000 £36,250 £31,250
25th Percentile £47,375 £47,919 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% -
75th Percentile £81,250 £80,000 £77,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £100,000 £95,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £49,200
% change year-on-year - +6.71% +3.58%

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 47,829 18,191 51,290
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 95.53% 93.88% 93.59%
Number of salaries quoted 31,122 15,378 41,738
10th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £36,250
25th Percentile £52,500 £52,500 £47,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year - +7.69% +4.00%
75th Percentile £88,750 £86,250 £82,500
90th Percentile £106,250 £107,500 £100,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% -

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 16 October 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 16 October 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 -2 460 £60,000 -7.69% 258
West London +13 253 £60,000 +16.97% 86
South London +20 112 £56,250 -6.25% 36
East London +6 46 £50,000 +6.38% 61
North London -6 18 £52,000 +30.00% 12
Problem-Solving
England

For the 6 months to 16 October 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 2,357 (41.69%) Social Skills
2 2,321 (41.06%) Agile Software Development
3 1,615 (28.57%) Finance
4 1,469 (25.99%) Analytical Skills
5 1,314 (23.24%) JavaScript
6 1,295 (22.91%) Python
7 1,226 (21.69%) AWS
8 1,202 (21.26%) SQL
9 1,190 (21.05%) Java
10 1,170 (20.70%) Software Engineering
11 1,002 (17.73%) Degree
12 946 (16.73%) React
13 944 (16.70%) Azure
14 921 (16.29%) DevOps
15 851 (15.05%) Microsoft
16 764 (13.51%) Docker
17 759 (13.43%) Analytics
18 747 (13.21%) Computer Science
19 744 (13.16%) User Experience
20 737 (13.04%) Kubernetes
21 681 (12.05%) Node.js
22 678 (11.99%) HTML
23 645 (11.41%) CSS
24 630 (11.14%) Git (software)
25 615 (10.88%) Scrum
26 587 (10.38%) Microservices
27 569 (10.07%) REST
28 567 (10.03%) TDD
29 545 (9.64%) Full Stack Development
30 544 (9.62%) Windows

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
1 183 (3.24%) Confluence
2 141 (2.49%) CMS
3 120 (2.12%) SharePoint
4 113 (2.00%) Apache
5 108 (1.91%) Elasticsearch
6 85 (1.50%) Apache Spark
7 82 (1.45%) IIS
8 72 (1.27%) nginx
9 54 (0.96%) WordPress
10 39 (0.69%) Apache Airflow
11 36 (0.64%) Tomcat
12 32 (0.57%) Headless CMS
13 29 (0.51%) SAS
14 24 (0.42%) MS Exchange
15 21 (0.37%) WebSphere
16 20 (0.35%) Drupal
16 20 (0.35%) Mule
17 17 (0.30%) Apache Pulsar
18 15 (0.27%) Umbraco
19 14 (0.25%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 264 (4.67%) Microsoft Office
2 225 (3.98%) Microsoft Excel
3 90 (1.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 61 (1.08%) Sketch
5 55 (0.97%) Figma
6 54 (0.96%) MS Visio
7 29 (0.51%) Microsoft Project
8 27 (0.48%) InVision
9 22 (0.39%) Photoshop
10 20 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
11 12 (0.21%) Adobe XD
12 11 (0.19%) Adobe Premiere
12 11 (0.19%) Chatbot
13 10 (0.18%) Adobe After Effects
13 10 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
14 6 (0.11%) UserZoom
15 5 (0.088%) Adobe Creative Suite
15 5 (0.088%) OmniGraffle
16 4 (0.071%) Oracle Smart View
17 3 (0.053%) Stata
Business Applications
1 74 (1.31%) Distributed Ledger
2 50 (0.88%) R3 Corda
3 44 (0.78%) Payment Gateway
4 30 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
5 19 (0.34%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 17 (0.30%) NetSuite
7 15 (0.27%) IBM Planning Analytics
8 12 (0.21%) Magento
9 11 (0.19%) Summit
10 10 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
10 10 (0.18%) Primavera
10 10 (0.18%) SAP SD
10 10 (0.18%) Sentinel
11 9 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 9 (0.16%) SAP S/4HANA
12 8 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
12 8 (0.14%) SAP FI
13 7 (0.12%) SAP Business One
14 6 (0.11%) Eloqua
14 6 (0.11%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 1,226 (21.69%) AWS
2 944 (16.70%) Azure
3 479 (8.47%) GCP
4 359 (6.35%) Serverless
5 340 (6.01%) SaaS
6 273 (4.83%) Microsoft 365
7 261 (4.62%) Power Platform
8 245 (4.33%) GitHub
9 176 (3.11%) AWS Lambda
10 169 (2.99%) PaaS
11 116 (2.05%) Cloud Computing
12 98 (1.73%) Amazon S3
13 83 (1.47%) Google Analytics
14 81 (1.43%) Slack
15 80 (1.42%) Amazon EC2
16 78 (1.38%) Amazon EKS
16 78 (1.38%) IaaS
17 73 (1.29%) npm
18 71 (1.26%) AWS CloudFormation
18 71 (1.26%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 171 (3.02%) HTTP
2 151 (2.67%) Firewall
3 127 (2.25%) TCP/IP
4 123 (2.18%) DNS
5 106 (1.88%) Internet
6 85 (1.50%) VPN
7 67 (1.19%) Broadband
8 58 (1.03%) Network Security
9 52 (0.92%) DHCP
10 46 (0.81%) LAN
11 44 (0.78%) SSL
11 44 (0.78%) WAN
12 42 (0.74%) BGP
13 33 (0.58%) Wi-Fi
14 30 (0.53%) OSPF
15 27 (0.48%) Wireless
16 24 (0.42%) Cisco IOS
16 24 (0.42%) VLAN
17 22 (0.39%) MPLS
18 21 (0.37%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 387 (6.85%) SQL Server
2 349 (6.17%) PostgreSQL
3 320 (5.66%) Relational Database
4 306 (5.41%) MySQL
5 286 (5.06%) NoSQL
6 242 (4.28%) MongoDB
7 233 (4.12%) Power BI
8 232 (4.10%) Big Data
9 230 (4.07%) Tableau
10 189 (3.34%) Data Warehouse
11 157 (2.78%) Redis
12 142 (2.51%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 102 (1.80%) Blockchain
14 94 (1.66%) Data Lake
15 86 (1.52%) BigQuery
16 85 (1.50%) Amazon RDS
17 79 (1.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 66 (1.17%) Amazon Redshift
18 66 (1.17%) Azure SQL Database
19 64 (1.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 630 (11.14%) Git (software)
2 455 (8.05%) JIRA
3 401 (7.09%) Jenkins
4 170 (3.01%) GitLab
5 151 (2.67%) webpack
6 115 (2.03%) Maven
7 108 (1.91%) Visual Studio
8 106 (1.88%) JUnit
9 100 (1.77%) Bitbucket
10 85 (1.50%) Selenium
11 84 (1.49%) Cucumber
12 70 (1.24%) Jasmine
13 67 (1.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 67 (1.19%) git-flow
13 67 (1.19%) TeamCity
14 59 (1.04%) Mocha
15 57 (1.01%) Subversion
16 53 (0.94%) Cypress.io
16 53 (0.94%) Gradle
17 51 (0.90%) gulp
General
1 2,357 (41.69%) Social Skills
2 1,615 (28.57%) Finance
3 1,469 (25.99%) Analytical Skills
4 465 (8.23%) Marketing
5 395 (6.99%) Banking
6 321 (5.68%) Retail
7 238 (4.21%) Games
8 234 (4.14%) Presentation Skills
9 184 (3.25%) Influencing Skills
10 181 (3.20%) Advertising
11 170 (3.01%) Organisational Skills
12 143 (2.53%) Law
13 123 (2.18%) Telecoms
14 119 (2.11%) Legal
15 115 (2.03%) Manufacturing
16 104 (1.84%) Public Sector
17 101 (1.79%) Inclusion and Diversity
18 100 (1.77%) Front Office
19 95 (1.68%) Financial Institution
20 91 (1.61%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 1,451 (25.67%) Developer
2 630 (11.14%) Analyst
3 599 (10.60%) Software Engineer
4 296 (5.24%) Senior Developer
5 241 (4.26%) Java Developer
6 231 (4.09%) Architect
7 220 (3.89%) Senior Software Engineer
8 193 (3.41%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 169 (2.99%) DevOps Engineer
10 159 (2.81%) Consultant
10 159 (2.81%) Full Stack Developer
11 152 (2.69%) Business Analyst
11 152 (2.69%) Designer
12 137 (2.42%) Backend Developer
13 130 (2.30%) Project Manager
14 122 (2.16%) Solutions Architect
15 120 (2.12%) Data Engineer
16 112 (1.98%) .NET Developer
17 109 (1.93%) Java Engineer
18 103 (1.82%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 946 (16.73%) React
2 681 (12.05%) Node.js
3 678 (11.99%) HTML
4 645 (11.41%) CSS
5 569 (10.07%) REST
6 485 (8.58%) AngularJS
7 437 (7.73%) .NET
8 399 (7.06%) Spring
9 348 (6.16%) Web Services
10 269 (4.76%) Kafka
11 265 (4.69%) Redux
12 264 (4.67%) Vue.js
13 261 (4.62%) GraphQL
13 261 (4.62%) HTML5
14 245 (4.33%) RESTful
15 205 (3.63%) Spring Boot
16 159 (2.81%) XML
17 157 (2.78%) JSON
18 152 (2.69%) Middleware
19 148 (2.62%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 744 (13.16%) User Experience
2 369 (6.53%) Self-Motivation
3 241 (4.26%) Management Information System
4 239 (4.23%) Algorithms
5 187 (3.31%) Mobile App
6 149 (2.64%) Enterprise Software
7 147 (2.60%) Virtual Team
8 143 (2.53%) Data Structures
9 118 (2.09%) Greenfield Project
10 109 (1.93%) Cloud Native
10 109 (1.93%) Derivative
11 106 (1.88%) Social Media
12 81 (1.43%) Analytical Mindset
13 79 (1.40%) Hedge funds
14 75 (1.33%) Blog
15 72 (1.27%) Client/Server
16 69 (1.22%) Digital Media
17 67 (1.19%) Reinsurance
18 64 (1.13%) Equities
19 60 (1.06%) Legacy Systems
Operating Systems
1 544 (9.62%) Windows
2 516 (9.13%) Linux
3 208 (3.68%) Android
4 205 (3.63%) Apple iOS
5 193 (3.41%) Unix
6 134 (2.37%) Windows Server
7 121 (2.14%) Windows 10
8 41 (0.73%) Mac OS X
9 35 (0.62%) Windows 7
10 34 (0.60%) Windows Server 2016
11 32 (0.57%) Mac OS
12 30 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
13 15 (0.27%) CentOS
14 12 (0.21%) Windows Server 2019
15 11 (0.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 10 (0.18%) Data ONTAP
17 9 (0.16%) Windows Server 2008
18 8 (0.14%) VMS
19 5 (0.088%) DC/OS
19 5 (0.088%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,321 (41.06%) Agile Software Development
2 1,170 (20.70%) Software Engineering
3 921 (16.29%) DevOps
4 759 (13.43%) Analytics
5 747 (13.21%) Computer Science
6 615 (10.88%) Scrum
7 587 (10.38%) Microservices
8 567 (10.03%) TDD
9 545 (9.64%) Full Stack Development
10 533 (9.43%) Project Management
11 512 (9.06%) Test Automation
12 487 (8.61%) Mentoring
13 459 (8.12%) SDLC
14 428 (7.57%) Decision-Making
15 416 (7.36%) Business Intelligence
16 396 (7.01%) Front End Development
17 381 (6.74%) Continuous Integration
18 372 (6.58%) Continuous Improvement
19 349 (6.17%) Data Science
20 342 (6.05%) Artificial Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 1,314 (23.24%) JavaScript
2 1,295 (22.91%) Python
3 1,202 (21.26%) SQL
4 1,190 (21.05%) Java
5 518 (9.16%) TypeScript
6 475 (8.40%) C#
7 283 (5.01%) PHP
8 269 (4.76%) PowerShell
9 254 (4.49%) Go
10 223 (3.94%) C++
11 188 (3.33%) C
12 177 (3.13%) Java 8
12 177 (3.13%) Kotlin
13 158 (2.79%) Bash Shell
14 140 (2.48%) Ruby
15 131 (2.32%) T-SQL
16 120 (2.12%) ES6
17 111 (1.96%) Scala
18 93 (1.65%) R
19 80 (1.42%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 1,002 (17.73%) Degree
2 346 (6.12%) Computer Science Degree
3 132 (2.34%) Security Cleared
4 107 (1.89%) SC Cleared
5 67 (1.19%) PhD
6 65 (1.15%) Master's Degree
7 52 (0.92%) Cisco Certification
8 44 (0.78%) Microsoft Certification
9 41 (0.73%) Numerate Degree
10 34 (0.60%) CCNA
11 31 (0.55%) PMI Certification
12 28 (0.50%) CCNP
13 26 (0.46%) CISSP
14 25 (0.44%) ITIL Certification
15 24 (0.42%) ISEB
16 23 (0.41%) MBA
17 20 (0.35%) AWS Certification
17 20 (0.35%) ISTQB
18 17 (0.30%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 17 (0.30%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 380 (6.72%) QA
2 146 (2.58%) Accessibility
3 124 (2.19%) GDPR
4 113 (2.00%) Data Quality
5 97 (1.72%) SLA
6 65 (1.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 50 (0.88%) PMO
8 34 (0.60%) WCAG
9 30 (0.53%) NIST
10 13 (0.23%) PCI DSS
11 10 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials
11 10 (0.18%) GRC
12 8 (0.14%) COBIT
12 8 (0.14%) Solvency II
13 6 (0.11%) ITGC
13 6 (0.11%) MiFID
14 5 (0.088%) HAZOP
14 5 (0.088%) ISO 26262
14 5 (0.088%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 5 (0.088%) SOC 2
System Software
1 764 (13.51%) Docker
2 271 (4.79%) Active Directory
3 107 (1.89%) VMware Infrastructure
4 47 (0.83%) Hyper-V
5 37 (0.65%) Virtual Machines
6 19 (0.34%) Firmware
7 14 (0.25%) Virtual Desktop
7 14 (0.25%) vSphere
7 14 (0.25%) XenApp
8 10 (0.18%) Virtual Servers
9 8 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
9 8 (0.14%) XenDesktop
10 6 (0.11%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 6 (0.11%) Ceph
10 6 (0.11%) ISA Server
11 4 (0.071%) Apache Flume
11 4 (0.071%) VMware ESXi
12 3 (0.053%) BitLocker
12 3 (0.053%) NFS
12 3 (0.053%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 737 (13.04%) Kubernetes
2 490 (8.67%) Terraform
3 288 (5.09%) Ansible
4 115 (2.03%) Opscode Chef
5 92 (1.63%) Prometheus
6 86 (1.52%) Puppet
7 54 (0.96%) Microsoft Intune
8 50 (0.88%) Grafana
9 49 (0.87%) Istio
10 39 (0.69%) SCCM
11 26 (0.46%) Hadoop YARN
12 25 (0.44%) Single Sign-On
13 24 (0.42%) Nagios
14 20 (0.35%) Mesos
15 16 (0.28%) Docker Swarm
16 13 (0.23%) Kubeflow
17 11 (0.19%) Failover Clustering
17 11 (0.19%) HAProxy
17 11 (0.19%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
18 10 (0.18%) Salt
Vendors
1 851 (15.05%) Microsoft
2 499 (8.83%) Google
3 246 (4.35%) Oracle
4 210 (3.71%) Salesforce.com
5 141 (2.49%) VMware
6 114 (2.02%) SAP
7 107 (1.89%) ServiceNow
8 100 (1.77%) Cisco
9 85 (1.50%) Adobe
10 76 (1.34%) Apple
11 68 (1.20%) Citrix
12 67 (1.19%) Databricks
13 63 (1.11%) IBM
14 46 (0.81%) HP
14 46 (0.81%) LexisNexis
14 46 (0.81%) Sybase
15 41 (0.73%) Sony
16 38 (0.67%) OutSystems
17 37 (0.65%) Dell
18 35 (0.62%) Informatica