The table below looks at the statistics for Problem Management skills in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Problem Management over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Problem Management
Rank 172 117 120
Rank change year-on-year
-55 +3
Permanent jobs citing Problem Management 83 155 131
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.27% 2.17% 1.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.48% 2.60% 2.26%
Number of salaries quoted 61 132 113
Average salary £37,500 £45,000 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.66% +42.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £27,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £38,750 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+9.67% +1.97%
Problem Management
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the North West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
5612 5961 5807
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 86.07% 83.34% 80.11%
Number of salaries quoted 4559 4753 4939
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £56,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,995
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.67%

Problem Management
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Problem Management across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Problem Management Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Problem Management
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Problem Management across the North West region.

Problem Management Salary Trend in the North West

Problem Management
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Problem Management across the North West region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

Problem Management Salary Histogram in the North West

Problem Management
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Problem Management within the North West region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -41 39 £36,500 -17.51% 8
Cheshire -2 30 £35,500 -29.00% 4
Merseyside +2 9 £50,000 +17.64%
Lancashire -9 1 £30,000 -31.42%
Problem Management
England

Problem Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the North West region citing Problem Management also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Problem Management.

1 79 (54.11%) ITIL
2 56 (38.36%) Windows
2 56 (38.36%) Incident Management
3 43 (29.45%) Change Management
4 40 (27.40%) SQL
5 38 (26.03%) Service Management
6 37 (25.34%) Finance
7 36 (24.66%) Microsoft
8 26 (17.81%) Service Delivery
9 25 (17.12%) VMware
10 24 (16.44%) MS Office
11 21 (14.38%) Active Directory
12 20 (13.70%) SLA
12 20 (13.70%) MS Excel
12 20 (13.70%) Linux
12 20 (13.70%) Degree
13 19 (13.01%) SAN
13 19 (13.01%) Root Cause Analysis
14 18 (12.33%) Security Cleared
14 18 (12.33%) Mentoring
15 17 (11.64%) Analytical Skills
15 17 (11.64%) SQL Server
15 17 (11.64%) IBM
16 16 (10.96%) UNIX
16 16 (10.96%) Microsoft Certification
16 16 (10.96%) Project Management
16 16 (10.96%) ITSM
16 16 (10.96%) Data Centre
17 15 (10.27%) Big Data
17 15 (10.27%) MS Project

Problem Management
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the North West region citing Problem Management also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Problem Management. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 12 (8.22%) MS Exchange
2 7 (4.79%) Exchange Server 2010
2 7 (4.79%) Apache Pig
2 7 (4.79%) Exchange Server 2013
3 6 (4.11%) Exchange Server 2003
4 5 (3.42%) NetWeaver
4 5 (3.42%) Apache
5 4 (2.74%) SAS
5 4 (2.74%) Apache Spark
6 3 (2.05%) Lync
7 2 (1.37%) nginx
7 2 (1.37%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.68%) IIS
8 1 (0.68%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.68%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 24 (16.44%) MS Office
2 20 (13.70%) MS Excel
3 15 (10.27%) MS Project
4 4 (2.74%) MS Visio
4 4 (2.74%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (2.74%) SAP FI
1 4 (2.74%) SAP FI/CO
1 4 (2.74%) SAP CO
2 3 (2.05%) Northgate Housing
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.79%) Office 365
2 4 (2.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.68%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.68%) SaaS
3 1 (0.68%) Mimecast
3 1 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 19 (13.01%) SAN
2 11 (7.53%) Firewall
2 11 (7.53%) DNS
3 10 (6.85%) DHCP
4 9 (6.16%) WAN
5 8 (5.48%) NAS
6 7 (4.79%) LAN
7 5 (3.42%) iSCSI
8 3 (2.05%) Network Security
8 3 (2.05%) Wireless
9 2 (1.37%) DMZ
9 2 (1.37%) Internet
9 2 (1.37%) Broadband
9 2 (1.37%) TCP/IP
9 2 (1.37%) VPN
10 1 (0.68%) SSL
10 1 (0.68%) ISDN
10 1 (0.68%) PSTN
10 1 (0.68%) VoIP
10 1 (0.68%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (11.64%) SQL Server
2 15 (10.27%) Big Data
3 14 (9.59%) Hadoop
4 9 (6.16%) IBM BigInsights
5 6 (4.11%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 6 (4.11%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (4.11%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (3.42%) MySQL
6 5 (3.42%) DB2
7 4 (2.74%) Data Mining
7 4 (2.74%) SAP BW
7 4 (2.74%) NoSQL
7 4 (2.74%) HBase
8 3 (2.05%) Apache Hive
8 3 (2.05%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.68%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.68%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (0.68%) Cognos Impromptu
9 1 (0.68%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (1.37%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.68%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.68%) Toad
General
1 37 (25.34%) Finance
2 14 (9.59%) Banking
3 9 (6.16%) Retail
4 5 (3.42%) Manufacturing
5 4 (2.74%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.37%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.68%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.68%) Law
7 1 (0.68%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 26 (17.81%) Analyst
2 14 (9.59%) Service Manager
3 13 (8.90%) DBA
4 12 (8.22%) Administrator
5 10 (6.85%) Support Engineer
6 9 (6.16%) Applications Support
6 9 (6.16%) PMO Analyst
7 8 (5.48%) IT Services Manager
8 7 (4.79%) Team Leader
8 7 (4.79%) Problem Analyst
8 7 (4.79%) IT Support
9 6 (4.11%) Teradata DBA
9 6 (4.11%) Delivery Manager
9 6 (4.11%) SQL DBA
9 6 (4.11%) Services Delivery Manager
9 6 (4.11%) Support Analyst
10 5 (3.42%) IT Manager
10 5 (3.42%) Applications Support Analyst
10 5 (3.42%) Problem Manager
10 5 (3.42%) Storage Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.79%) SAP Basis
2 4 (2.74%) J2EE
3 3 (2.05%) .NET
4 2 (1.37%) HTML
4 2 (1.37%) RESTful
5 1 (0.68%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (0.68%) HTML5
5 1 (0.68%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.68%) CSS
5 1 (0.68%) XML
5 1 (0.68%) WinForms
5 1 (0.68%) Ajax
5 1 (0.68%) WCF
5 1 (0.68%) LINQ
5 1 (0.68%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 17 (11.64%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (10.96%) Data Centre
3 13 (8.90%) Management Information System
4 11 (7.53%) PMI
5 8 (5.48%) Clustering
5 8 (5.48%) Cryptography
6 7 (4.79%) Computer Science
6 7 (4.79%) Replication
7 6 (4.11%) Life Science
8 5 (3.42%) CMDB
8 5 (3.42%) PKI
8 5 (3.42%) Statistics
8 5 (3.42%) Tandem
8 5 (3.42%) EMC VNX
8 5 (3.42%) IBM Mainframe
8 5 (3.42%) Mainframe
9 4 (2.74%) User Experience
9 4 (2.74%) Visualisation
9 4 (2.74%) Thin Client
9 4 (2.74%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 56 (38.36%) Windows
2 20 (13.70%) Linux
3 16 (10.96%) UNIX
4 14 (9.59%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (8.90%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (5.48%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (4.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (3.42%) Windows 7
8 5 (3.42%) Windows XP
9 3 (2.05%) AIX
10 2 (1.37%) Debian
10 2 (1.37%) CentOS
11 1 (0.68%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (54.11%) ITIL
2 56 (38.36%) Incident Management
3 43 (29.45%) Change Management
4 38 (26.03%) Service Management
5 26 (17.81%) Service Delivery
6 19 (13.01%) Root Cause Analysis
7 18 (12.33%) Mentoring
8 16 (10.96%) ITSM
8 16 (10.96%) Project Management
9 14 (9.59%) Configuration Management
9 14 (9.59%) Migration
10 12 (8.22%) Line Management
11 9 (6.16%) Knowledge Management
12 8 (5.48%) Stakeholder Management
12 8 (5.48%) Disaster Recovery
13 7 (4.79%) CRM
13 7 (4.79%) Agile Software Development
13 7 (4.79%) Strategic Planning
13 7 (4.79%) Analytics
13 7 (4.79%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 40 (27.40%) SQL
2 7 (4.79%) T-SQL
2 7 (4.79%) Python
3 5 (3.42%) Java
4 4 (2.74%) C
4 4 (2.74%) VBScript
4 4 (2.74%) MATLAB
4 4 (2.74%) PHP
4 4 (2.74%) R
5 3 (2.05%) PowerShell
5 3 (2.05%) Perl
5 3 (2.05%) VB
6 2 (1.37%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.37%) Ruby
6 2 (1.37%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.68%) C#
Qualifications
1 20 (13.70%) Degree
2 18 (12.33%) Security Cleared
3 16 (10.96%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (7.53%) PMI Certification
4 11 (7.53%) MCSE
5 9 (6.16%) ITIL Certification
6 7 (4.79%) MCSA
6 7 (4.79%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 7 (4.79%) SC Cleared
7 6 (4.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (2.05%) MCITP
8 3 (2.05%) MCP
9 2 (1.37%) ISTQB
9 2 (1.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (1.37%) CCNA
9 2 (1.37%) ISEB
9 2 (1.37%) CISSP
9 2 (1.37%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (1.37%) CISM
10 1 (0.68%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (13.70%) SLA
2 4 (2.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (2.05%) QA
3 3 (2.05%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 21 (14.38%) Active Directory
2 12 (8.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (7.53%) Hyper-V
4 9 (6.16%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (3.42%) vCloud
5 5 (3.42%) vSphere
6 4 (2.74%) XenApp
6 4 (2.74%) XenServer
7 3 (2.05%) VMware Server
7 3 (2.05%) HDFS
7 3 (2.05%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 2 (1.37%) Firmware
8 2 (1.37%) Samba
8 2 (1.37%) Squid
8 2 (1.37%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.68%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.68%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.68%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 12 (8.22%) SCCM
2 11 (7.53%) Backup Exec
3 7 (4.79%) WSUS
4 3 (2.05%) Netcool
4 3 (2.05%) SCOM
4 3 (2.05%) Ambari
4 3 (2.05%) Oozie
5 2 (1.37%) SmokePing
5 2 (1.37%) Munin
5 2 (1.37%) Zenoss
5 2 (1.37%) Nagios
6 1 (0.68%) OpenView
6 1 (0.68%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.68%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.68%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (0.68%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.68%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 36 (24.66%) Microsoft
2 25 (17.12%) VMware
3 17 (11.64%) IBM
4 13 (8.90%) Citrix
5 12 (8.22%) SAP
6 10 (6.85%) Cisco
6 10 (6.85%) Oracle
6 10 (6.85%) HP
7 9 (6.16%) EMC
7 9 (6.16%) Teradata
7 9 (6.16%) Tableau
7 9 (6.16%) Hortonworks
8 7 (4.79%) Red Hat
9 5 (3.42%) ProCurve
9 5 (3.42%) Symantec
10 3 (2.05%) Northgate
10 3 (2.05%) ServiceNow
10 3 (2.05%) Dell
11 2 (1.37%) NetApp
11 2 (1.37%) Avaya
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