Period
to 15 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 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 15 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Problem-Solving
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
15 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 12 18 16
Rank change year-on-year +6 -2 +2
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 354 346 290
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 13.61% 11.44% 12.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 14.60% 12.64% 14.25%
Number of salaries quoted 270 234 226
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £34,656
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% +15.42% -0.98%
10th Percentile £24,875 £21,625 £21,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £50,000
North West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year - +14.29% -5.41%

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 Cheshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Cheshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2,424 2,738 2,035
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 93.19% 90.51% 89.22%
Number of salaries quoted 1,842 2,071 1,729
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +13.33% -6.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £22,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £63,750 £60,000
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -

Problem-Solving
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing Problem-Solving as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for Problem-Solving in Cheshire

Problem-Solving
Salary Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Problem-Solving in Cheshire.

Salary trend for Problem-Solving in Cheshire

Problem-Solving
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Problem-Solving in Cheshire over the 6 months to 15 November 2018.

Salary histogram for Problem-Solving in Cheshire

Problem-Solving
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Problem-Solving within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 15 November 2018. 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
Warrington +18 93 £47,500 +72.73% 18
Wilmslow +9 82 £45,000 +35.34% 7
Knutsford -11 38 £37,000 -17.78% 5
Chester +16 32 £43,000 +7.50% 6
Macclesfield +12 9 £37,500 - 1
Runcorn -1 8 £35,000 +7.69% 8
Crewe -4 7 £50,000 +29.03% 1
Winsford - 5 £50,000 -
Nantwich -10 4 £30,000 -14.29%
Ellesmere Port +6 3 £46,250 -2.63%
Frodsham - 3 £26,000 -
Sandbach +10 1 £37,500 -
Daresbury -6 1 £40,000 +122.22%
Problem-Solving
North West

For the 6 months to 15 November 2018, 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Problem-Solving.

1 138 (38.98%) Agile Software Development
2 107 (30.23%) SQL Server
3 100 (28.25%) TDD
4 99 (27.97%) Continuous Integration
5 96 (27.12%) Microsoft
6 91 (25.71%) .NET
7 87 (24.58%) C#
8 76 (21.47%) Decision-Making
9 74 (20.90%) Analytical Skills
10 71 (20.06%) Scrum
11 70 (19.77%) SQL
12 66 (18.64%) AngularJS
13 61 (17.23%) OO
14 57 (16.10%) Windows
15 56 (15.82%) Degree
16 54 (15.25%) ASP.NET Web API
17 53 (14.97%) Enterprise Software
17 53 (14.97%) Java
18 49 (13.84%) ASP.NET
18 49 (13.84%) Finance
19 48 (13.56%) Microsoft Office
20 47 (13.28%) Visual Studio
20 47 (13.28%) Computer Science
21 44 (12.43%) Team Foundation Server
22 37 (10.45%) MVC
22 37 (10.45%) Banking
23 35 (9.89%) DevOps
24 34 (9.60%) Software Engineering
24 34 (9.60%) JavaScript
25 33 (9.32%) .NET Framework

Problem-Solving
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 8 (2.26%) SharePoint
1 8 (2.26%) WordPress
2 7 (1.98%) MS Exchange
3 3 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (0.85%) NServiceBus
4 2 (0.56%) CMS
4 2 (0.56%) IIS
4 2 (0.56%) SAS
5 1 (0.28%) CICS
5 1 (0.28%) IBM Domino
5 1 (0.28%) OpenEdge
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.28%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.28%) WebLogic
Applications
1 48 (13.56%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (3.67%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (2.26%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.85%) Adobe After Effects
4 3 (0.85%) Adobe Premiere
4 3 (0.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.56%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.56%) SPSS
6 1 (0.28%) Camtasia
Business Applications
1 9 (2.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.13%) SAP S/4HANA
3 2 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.56%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 14 (3.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (3.11%) Office 365
3 9 (2.54%) Dynamics 365
4 5 (1.41%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.56%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (0.56%) OpenShift
5 2 (0.56%) SaaS
6 1 (0.28%) GitHub
6 1 (0.28%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.28%) IaaS
6 1 (0.28%) Responsys
6 1 (0.28%) Serverless
6 1 (0.28%) Silverpop
Communications & Networking
1 25 (7.06%) Internet
2 24 (6.78%) Hyperconnected
3 17 (4.80%) LAN
3 17 (4.80%) WAN
4 15 (4.24%) SAN
5 8 (2.26%) TCP/IP
6 5 (1.41%) VPN
7 4 (1.13%) DHCP
7 4 (1.13%) DNS
8 2 (0.56%) Skype
8 2 (0.56%) WebEx
9 1 (0.28%) Cisco Nexus
9 1 (0.28%) Cisco Wireless
9 1 (0.28%) Converged Networks
9 1 (0.28%) Ethernet
9 1 (0.28%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 1 (0.28%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 1 (0.28%) HTTP
9 1 (0.28%) SMS
9 1 (0.28%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 107 (30.23%) SQL Server
2 25 (7.06%) SQL Server 2016
3 22 (6.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 14 (3.95%) Data Warehouse
5 12 (3.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 8 (2.26%) Oracle Database
7 7 (1.98%) Big Data
7 7 (1.98%) Relational Database
8 6 (1.69%) MongoDB
8 6 (1.69%) MySQL
8 6 (1.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 5 (1.41%) DB2
10 4 (1.13%) OLAP
10 4 (1.13%) OLAP Cube
10 4 (1.13%) Oracle Database 12c
11 3 (0.85%) Crystal Reports
11 3 (0.85%) DB2 UDB
11 3 (0.85%) MariaDB
11 3 (0.85%) NoSQL
11 3 (0.85%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 47 (13.28%) Visual Studio
2 44 (12.43%) Team Foundation Server
3 16 (4.52%) Git (software)
4 14 (3.95%) Selenium
5 7 (1.98%) JIRA
6 6 (1.69%) PHPUnit
7 5 (1.41%) Oracle APEX
8 4 (1.13%) HP UFT
8 4 (1.13%) Jenkins
8 4 (1.13%) Oracle Forms
8 4 (1.13%) Protractor
8 4 (1.13%) TeamCity
9 3 (0.85%) Sonatype Nexus
9 3 (0.85%) WebDriver
10 2 (0.56%) Cucumber
10 2 (0.56%) FxCop
10 2 (0.56%) JMeter
10 2 (0.56%) LoadRunner
10 2 (0.56%) StyleCop
10 2 (0.56%) Subversion
General
1 49 (13.84%) Finance
2 37 (10.45%) Banking
3 26 (7.34%) Investment Banking
3 26 (7.34%) Law
4 12 (3.39%) Retail
4 12 (3.39%) Telecoms
5 8 (2.26%) Marketing
6 5 (1.41%) Advertising
6 5 (1.41%) Back Office
6 5 (1.41%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.13%) Retail Banking
8 2 (0.56%) Billing
8 2 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.28%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.28%) Games
9 1 (0.28%) Legal
Job Titles
1 144 (40.68%) Developer
2 63 (17.80%) .NET Developer
3 54 (15.25%) Analyst
4 43 (12.15%) Senior Developer
5 42 (11.86%) Software Developer
6 31 (8.76%) C# Developer
7 29 (8.19%) C# .NET Developer
8 28 (7.91%) Agile Developer
8 28 (7.91%) Java Developer
9 27 (7.63%) .NET Software Developer
9 27 (7.63%) Agile Java Developer
10 26 (7.34%) C# Software Developer
11 24 (6.78%) Internet Developer
12 23 (6.50%) Senior Software Developer
13 22 (6.21%) IT Support
14 21 (5.93%) IT Engineer
15 18 (5.08%) DBA
15 18 (5.08%) IT Analyst
15 18 (5.08%) Support Engineer
16 16 (4.52%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 91 (25.71%) .NET
2 66 (18.64%) AngularJS
3 54 (15.25%) ASP.NET Web API
4 49 (13.84%) ASP.NET
5 33 (9.32%) .NET Framework
6 32 (9.04%) HTML
7 31 (8.76%) ASP.NET MVC
8 27 (7.63%) CSS
8 27 (7.63%) RESTful
8 27 (7.63%) WPF
9 26 (7.34%) WCF
10 24 (6.78%) WinForms
11 17 (4.80%) HTML5
12 16 (4.52%) jQuery
13 11 (3.11%) REST
14 9 (2.54%) JSON
15 8 (2.26%) Ajax
15 8 (2.26%) Zend Framework
16 7 (1.98%) React
17 6 (1.69%) Behat
Miscellaneous
1 74 (20.90%) Analytical Skills
2 53 (14.97%) Enterprise Software
3 47 (13.28%) Computer Science
4 15 (4.24%) Fat Client
4 15 (4.24%) Thin Client
5 14 (3.95%) Data Centre
6 13 (3.67%) Self-Motivation
7 12 (3.39%) User Experience
8 7 (1.98%) Data Structures
8 7 (1.98%) Fintech
9 5 (1.41%) Greenfield Project
10 4 (1.13%) Management Information System
10 4 (1.13%) Smartphone
10 4 (1.13%) Social Media
11 3 (0.85%) Algorithms
11 3 (0.85%) Client/Server
11 3 (0.85%) Graphic Design
11 3 (0.85%) Handset
11 3 (0.85%) Mainframe
11 3 (0.85%) Photography
Operating Systems
1 57 (16.10%) Windows
2 13 (3.67%) Unix
3 10 (2.82%) Windows Server
4 8 (2.26%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (1.69%) Apple iOS
5 6 (1.69%) Linux
6 5 (1.41%) Android
6 5 (1.41%) Windows 7
6 5 (1.41%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (0.85%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.56%) AIX
8 2 (0.56%) Mac OS
8 2 (0.56%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.56%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.28%) Solaris
9 1 (0.28%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 138 (38.98%) Agile Software Development
2 100 (28.25%) TDD
3 99 (27.97%) Continuous Integration
4 76 (21.47%) Decision-Making
5 71 (20.06%) Scrum
6 61 (17.23%) OO
7 37 (10.45%) MVC
8 35 (9.89%) DevOps
9 34 (9.60%) Software Engineering
10 32 (9.04%) Risk Management
10 32 (9.04%) Test Automation
11 27 (7.63%) Dependency Injection
12 26 (7.34%) Stakeholder Management
12 26 (7.34%) Wealth Management
13 25 (7.06%) Kanban
14 24 (6.78%) Data Analysis
14 24 (6.78%) MVVM
15 23 (6.50%) Project Management
16 21 (5.93%) Business Intelligence
17 16 (4.52%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 87 (24.58%) C#
2 70 (19.77%) SQL
3 53 (14.97%) Java
4 34 (9.60%) JavaScript
5 28 (7.91%) PHP
6 23 (6.50%) T-SQL
7 10 (2.82%) PowerShell
7 10 (2.82%) Python
8 9 (2.54%) PL/SQL
9 7 (1.98%) C++
10 6 (1.69%) ES6
10 6 (1.69%) Shell Script
11 5 (1.41%) VB.NET
12 3 (0.85%) Bash Shell
12 3 (0.85%) VB
13 2 (0.56%) Groovy
13 2 (0.56%) TypeScript
13 2 (0.56%) VBA
13 2 (0.56%) VBScript
14 1 (0.28%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 56 (15.82%) Degree
2 12 (3.39%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (1.69%) ISTQB
4 5 (1.41%) MCSA
4 5 (1.41%) MCSE
4 5 (1.41%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (1.13%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (1.13%) MCP
6 2 (0.56%) ISEB
6 2 (0.56%) MCITP
6 2 (0.56%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.28%) CCNA
7 1 (0.28%) CCNP
7 1 (0.28%) CESG Certified Professional
7 1 (0.28%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.28%) CISM
7 1 (0.28%) CISSP
7 1 (0.28%) OCP
7 1 (0.28%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.82%) QA
2 9 (2.54%) SLA
3 7 (1.98%) PMO
4 4 (1.13%) Data Quality
4 4 (1.13%) GDPR
5 3 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 26 (7.34%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.85%) Firmware
3 2 (0.56%) Docker
3 2 (0.56%) Terminal Server
3 2 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.28%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.28%) Time Sharing Option
4 1 (0.28%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 1 (0.28%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.28%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (1.98%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (1.41%) SCCM
3 2 (0.56%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (0.56%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (0.28%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.28%) BladeLogic
4 1 (0.28%) CA Wily
4 1 (0.28%) Data Guard
4 1 (0.28%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.28%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 96 (27.12%) Microsoft
2 21 (5.93%) Oracle
3 16 (4.52%) Citrix
4 15 (4.24%) Intel
5 10 (2.82%) Google
5 10 (2.82%) Twitter
6 8 (2.26%) HP
6 8 (2.26%) VMware
6 8 (2.26%) Zend
7 6 (1.69%) Cisco
7 6 (1.69%) SAP
8 4 (1.13%) Apple
8 4 (1.13%) Tableau
9 3 (0.85%) Adobe
9 3 (0.85%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (0.56%) Baan
10 2 (0.56%) CA
10 2 (0.56%) IBM
10 2 (0.56%) IBM Sterling
10 2 (0.56%) RedPrairie