Period
to 23 January 2019

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 23 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Problem-Solving
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
23 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 11 19 17
Rank change year-on-year +8 -2 +4
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 329 348 259
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 15.44% 10.75% 11.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 16.41% 11.74% 12.92%
Number of salaries quoted 231 243 175
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £42,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% +20.00% -
10th Percentile £22,500 £25,990 £20,000
90th Percentile £80,750 £63,750 £51,250
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% +14.29% -6.67%

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 2,005 2,963 2,005
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 94.09% 91.54% 89.95%
Number of salaries quoted 1,508 2,206 1,638
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +20.00% -6.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £66,250 £61,250
North West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +12.50% -

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 23 January 2019.

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 23 January 2019. 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 +28 89 £48,750 +14.71% 15
Wilmslow +7 84 £45,000 +34.33% 6
Knutsford +1 44 £38,500 -40.77% 8
Chester +9 14 £45,000 +12.50% 14
Crewe 0 9 £62,500 +78.57% 1
Nantwich -4 9 £32,500 -7.14% 2
Macclesfield +9 6 £38,750 +3.33% 1
Winsford - 5 £50,000 -
Ellesmere Port - 3 £46,250 - 3
Northwich -2 1 - - 3
Daresbury -5 1 £27,500 +32.53%
Runcorn -6 1 £36,000 -5.26% 2
Frodsham - 1 £28,000 -
Problem-Solving
North West

For the 6 months to 23 January 2019, 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.

1 123 (37.39%) Agile Software Development
2 93 (28.27%) TDD
3 87 (26.44%) Microsoft
4 81 (24.62%) C#
4 81 (24.62%) Continuous Integration
5 80 (24.32%) SQL Server
6 76 (23.10%) .NET
7 71 (21.58%) Analytical Skills
8 67 (20.36%) Decision-Making
9 61 (18.54%) Windows
9 61 (18.54%) Scrum
10 56 (17.02%) SQL
10 56 (17.02%) Java
11 52 (15.81%) OO
11 52 (15.81%) Software Engineering
11 52 (15.81%) Computer Science
12 51 (15.50%) Degree
13 50 (15.20%) AngularJS
14 49 (14.89%) Banking
15 48 (14.59%) Finance
16 46 (13.98%) Risk Management
17 42 (12.77%) Microsoft Office
17 42 (12.77%) Visual Studio
17 42 (12.77%) Project Management
17 42 (12.77%) Enterprise Software
18 41 (12.46%) ASP.NET Web API
19 39 (11.85%) Team Foundation Server
19 39 (11.85%) ASP.NET
20 38 (11.55%) Stakeholder Management
21 35 (10.64%) Active Directory

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 11 (3.34%) MS Exchange
2 9 (2.74%) Exchange Server 2010
2 9 (2.74%) SharePoint
3 8 (2.43%) WordPress
4 3 (0.91%) NServiceBus
5 2 (0.61%) CMS
5 2 (0.61%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (0.61%) Jetty
5 2 (0.61%) OpenStack
5 2 (0.61%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.61%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.30%) CICS
6 1 (0.30%) Confluence
6 1 (0.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.30%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.30%) WebLogic
Applications
1 42 (12.77%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (3.34%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (2.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (2.43%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.61%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 10 (3.04%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.61%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.61%) Magento
3 1 (0.30%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 12 (3.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (3.04%) Dynamics 365
3 7 (2.13%) Office 365
4 4 (1.22%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (0.91%) SaaS
6 2 (0.61%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (0.61%) OpenShift
6 2 (0.61%) PaaS
6 2 (0.61%) Serverless
7 1 (0.30%) GitHub
7 1 (0.30%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.30%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 18 (5.47%) Hyperconnected
1 18 (5.47%) Internet
2 17 (5.17%) SAN
3 16 (4.86%) WAN
4 15 (4.56%) LAN
5 12 (3.65%) DNS
6 11 (3.34%) DHCP
7 4 (1.22%) VPN
8 3 (0.91%) ATM
8 3 (0.91%) HTTP
8 3 (0.91%) TCP/IP
9 2 (0.61%) Skype
9 2 (0.61%) WebEx
10 1 (0.30%) Firewall
10 1 (0.30%) VLAN
10 1 (0.30%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (24.32%) SQL Server
2 21 (6.38%) SQL Server 2016
3 13 (3.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 11 (3.34%) Data Warehouse
5 8 (2.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (1.82%) MongoDB
7 5 (1.52%) NoSQL
8 4 (1.22%) Big Data
8 4 (1.22%) DB2
8 4 (1.22%) Oracle Database
8 4 (1.22%) Oracle Database 12c
8 4 (1.22%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (1.22%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (0.91%) DB2 UDB
9 3 (0.91%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 3 (0.91%) MariaDB
9 3 (0.91%) MySQL
10 2 (0.61%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (0.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 1 (0.30%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 42 (12.77%) Visual Studio
2 39 (11.85%) Team Foundation Server
3 21 (6.38%) Git (software)
4 11 (3.34%) JIRA
4 11 (3.34%) Selenium
5 8 (2.43%) Jenkins
6 6 (1.82%) Gradle
6 6 (1.82%) PHPUnit
6 6 (1.82%) Protractor
6 6 (1.82%) TeamCity
7 4 (1.22%) Maven
7 4 (1.22%) Oracle APEX
7 4 (1.22%) Oracle Forms
7 4 (1.22%) WebDriver
8 3 (0.91%) HP UFT
8 3 (0.91%) Sonatype Nexus
9 2 (0.61%) CA Release Automation
9 2 (0.61%) LoadRunner
9 2 (0.61%) MSI
9 2 (0.61%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 49 (14.89%) Banking
2 48 (14.59%) Finance
3 28 (8.51%) Investment Banking
3 28 (8.51%) Law
4 20 (6.08%) Pharmaceutical
5 13 (3.95%) Telecoms
6 8 (2.43%) Back Office
7 4 (1.22%) Advertising
8 3 (0.91%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.91%) Retail
9 1 (0.30%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.30%) Games
Job Titles
1 134 (40.73%) Developer
2 53 (16.11%) .NET Developer
3 48 (14.59%) Senior Developer
4 42 (12.77%) Analyst
4 42 (12.77%) Software Developer
5 31 (9.42%) Java Developer
6 29 (8.81%) Agile Developer
6 29 (8.81%) Agile Java Developer
7 23 (6.99%) C# Developer
8 22 (6.69%) .NET Software Developer
8 22 (6.69%) C# .NET Developer
8 22 (6.69%) Senior Software Developer
9 21 (6.38%) Support Engineer
10 20 (6.08%) C# Software Developer
10 20 (6.08%) Project Manager
11 19 (5.78%) IT Engineer
11 19 (5.78%) IT Support
12 18 (5.47%) Internet Developer
13 16 (4.86%) Desktop Support Engineer
13 16 (4.86%) Field Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (23.10%) .NET
2 50 (15.20%) AngularJS
3 41 (12.46%) ASP.NET Web API
4 39 (11.85%) ASP.NET
5 26 (7.90%) ASP.NET MVC
6 25 (7.60%) .NET Framework
7 24 (7.29%) HTML
8 20 (6.08%) CSS
8 20 (6.08%) RESTful
8 20 (6.08%) WPF
9 19 (5.78%) WCF
10 18 (5.47%) WinForms
11 12 (3.65%) jQuery
12 10 (3.04%) HTML5
13 8 (2.43%) REST
13 8 (2.43%) Spring
13 8 (2.43%) Zend Framework
14 6 (1.82%) Behat
15 5 (1.52%) Angular 2
16 4 (1.22%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 71 (21.58%) Analytical Skills
2 42 (12.77%) Enterprise Software
3 21 (6.38%) Algorithms
4 16 (4.86%) Data Centre
4 16 (4.86%) Fat Client
4 16 (4.86%) Thin Client
5 14 (4.26%) Self-Motivation
6 11 (3.34%) Greenfield Project
7 8 (2.43%) User Experience
8 6 (1.82%) Data Structures
9 4 (1.22%) Fintech
9 4 (1.22%) Management Information System
9 4 (1.22%) PMI
9 4 (1.22%) Smart Meter
10 3 (0.91%) Clustering
10 3 (0.91%) Mainframe
11 2 (0.61%) CESG
11 2 (0.61%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.61%) Online Banking
11 2 (0.61%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 61 (18.54%) Windows
2 13 (3.95%) Windows 7
3 10 (3.04%) Windows Server
4 9 (2.74%) Mac OS X
5 8 (2.43%) Windows 8
6 7 (2.13%) Unix
6 7 (2.13%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (2.13%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (1.82%) Linux
8 5 (1.52%) Apple iOS
9 3 (0.91%) Android
9 3 (0.91%) Windows 10
10 2 (0.61%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.30%) Solaris
11 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (37.39%) Agile Software Development
2 93 (28.27%) TDD
3 81 (24.62%) Continuous Integration
4 67 (20.36%) Decision-Making
5 61 (18.54%) Scrum
6 52 (15.81%) Computer Science
6 52 (15.81%) OO
6 52 (15.81%) Software Engineering
7 46 (13.98%) Risk Management
8 42 (12.77%) Project Management
9 38 (11.55%) Stakeholder Management
10 34 (10.33%) Data Analysis
11 33 (10.03%) DevOps
12 30 (9.12%) MVC
13 29 (8.81%) Test Automation
14 28 (8.51%) Wealth Management
15 26 (7.90%) Mathematics
16 24 (7.29%) Analytics
17 22 (6.69%) Business Analysis
18 20 (6.08%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 81 (24.62%) C#
2 56 (17.02%) Java
2 56 (17.02%) SQL
3 28 (8.51%) JavaScript
4 19 (5.78%) PHP
5 14 (4.26%) C++
5 14 (4.26%) T-SQL
6 10 (3.04%) PowerShell
6 10 (3.04%) Python
7 8 (2.43%) C
7 8 (2.43%) PL/SQL
8 7 (2.13%) R
9 6 (1.82%) MATLAB
10 5 (1.52%) TypeScript
11 4 (1.22%) ES6
12 3 (0.91%) Apex Code
12 3 (0.91%) Bash Shell
12 3 (0.91%) Shell Script
12 3 (0.91%) VB
12 3 (0.91%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 51 (15.50%) Degree
2 12 (3.65%) MCP
2 12 (3.65%) MCSE
2 12 (3.65%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (3.04%) Computer Science Degree
3 10 (3.04%) MCSA
4 8 (2.43%) ITIL Certification
4 8 (2.43%) MCITP
5 7 (2.13%) ISTQB
6 6 (1.82%) PhD
7 4 (1.22%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.61%) CESG Certified Professional
8 2 (0.61%) CISM
8 2 (0.61%) CISSP
8 2 (0.61%) MCTS
8 2 (0.61%) SC Cleared
8 2 (0.61%) Security Cleared
9 1 (0.30%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.65%) GDPR
2 11 (3.34%) QA
3 8 (2.43%) PMO
4 4 (1.22%) Data Quality
4 4 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 4 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (1.22%) SLA
5 1 (0.30%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 35 (10.64%) Active Directory
2 8 (2.43%) Terminal Server
3 4 (1.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.61%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (0.61%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.30%) Docker
5 1 (0.30%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.30%) Time Sharing Option
5 1 (0.30%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (1.82%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (1.52%) BladeLogic
2 5 (1.52%) SCCM
3 3 (0.91%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (0.61%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (0.61%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.61%) SCOrch
4 2 (0.61%) SQL Sentry
5 1 (0.30%) CA Wily
5 1 (0.30%) HP ALM
5 1 (0.30%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 87 (26.44%) Microsoft
2 24 (7.29%) Citrix
3 16 (4.86%) Intel
4 14 (4.26%) Oracle
5 11 (3.34%) Apple
6 10 (3.04%) Cisco
6 10 (3.04%) VMware
7 8 (2.43%) Google
7 8 (2.43%) HP
7 8 (2.43%) Zend
8 6 (1.82%) Salesforce.com
8 6 (1.82%) SAP
9 4 (1.22%) AppDynamics
10 3 (0.91%) GoldenSource
11 2 (0.61%) BMC
11 2 (0.61%) CA
11 2 (0.61%) IBM
11 2 (0.61%) IBM Sterling
11 2 (0.61%) RedGate
12 1 (0.30%) Tableau