Period
to 3 April 2020

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 3 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Problem-Solving
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
3 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 22 11 17
Rank change year-on-year -11 +6 0
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 147 315 388
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Cheshire 9.57% 14.87% 11.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.53% 16.10% 12.36%
Number of salaries quoted 115 186 281
Median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.65% +14.67%
10th Percentile £23,500 £21,250 £27,750
90th Percentile £62,500 £67,750 £62,500
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +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 1,396 1,957 3,139
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 90.89% 92.40% 92.60%
Number of salaries quoted 1,085 1,404 2,290
Median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,500 £27,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £70,000 £66,250
North West median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +12.50%

Problem-Solving
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Problem-Solving in Cheshire

Problem-Solving
Salary Trend in Cheshire

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Problem-Solving in Cheshire.

Salary trend for Problem-Solving in Cheshire

Problem-Solving
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

Salary distribution for jobs citing Problem-Solving in Cheshire over the 6 months to 3 April 2020.

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 3 April 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
Warrington -22 37 £50,000 +11.11% 15
Chester -11 26 £40,000 +14.29% 8
Wilmslow -15 18 £45,000 +20.00%
Macclesfield +7 14 £30,000 - 5
Ellesmere Port - 9 £17,000 - 2
Runcorn - 6 - - 1
Sandbach +7 5 £60,000 +14.29%
Knutsford 0 5 £32,500 -18.75%
Crewe -9 4 £42,250 -32.40% 7
Northwich 0 2 £43,750 - 1
Problem-Solving
North West

For the 6 months to 3 April 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Problem-Solving.

1 55 (37.41%) Microsoft
1 55 (37.41%) Analytical Skills
2 42 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (26.53%) C#
4 38 (25.85%) SQL
4 38 (25.85%) .NET
4 38 (25.85%) Degree
5 34 (23.13%) JavaScript
6 32 (21.77%) Self-Motivation
7 27 (18.37%) SQL Server
7 27 (18.37%) Finance
8 26 (17.69%) ASP.NET
8 26 (17.69%) Windows
8 26 (17.69%) Azure
9 25 (17.01%) DevOps
9 25 (17.01%) Software Engineering
10 24 (16.33%) Web Services
11 23 (15.65%) CSS
11 23 (15.65%) HTML
12 21 (14.29%) Office 365
13 20 (13.61%) MVC
14 19 (12.93%) Active Directory
15 18 (12.24%) Decision-Making
16 17 (11.56%) Java
16 17 (11.56%) Unit Testing
17 16 (10.88%) Mathematics
17 16 (10.88%) Microsoft Office
17 16 (10.88%) Bitbucket
17 16 (10.88%) Git (software)
17 16 (10.88%) Node.js

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 13 (8.84%) SharePoint
2 8 (5.44%) MS Exchange
3 5 (3.40%) CMS
3 5 (3.40%) WebSphere
4 4 (2.72%) Confluence
4 4 (2.72%) Skype for Business
5 2 (1.36%) WordPress
6 1 (0.68%) IIS
6 1 (0.68%) JBoss
6 1 (0.68%) Tomcat
Applications
1 16 (10.88%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (3.40%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (2.72%) CINEMA 4D
3 4 (2.72%) Photoshop
4 2 (1.36%) Maya
5 1 (0.68%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (2.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.68%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.68%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.68%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.68%) Q-Pulse
Cloud Services
1 26 (17.69%) Azure
2 21 (14.29%) Office 365
3 9 (6.12%) AWS
3 9 (6.12%) IaaS
4 8 (5.44%) SaaS
5 7 (4.76%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 7 (4.76%) Amazon EC2
5 7 (4.76%) Amazon ECS
5 7 (4.76%) Amazon ELB
5 7 (4.76%) Amazon Glacier
5 7 (4.76%) Amazon S3
5 7 (4.76%) Amazon SQS
5 7 (4.76%) AWS CloudFormation
5 7 (4.76%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 5 (3.40%) Power Platform
7 4 (2.72%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 4 (2.72%) Dynamics 365
7 4 (2.72%) Mimecast
8 2 (1.36%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.76%) HTTP
2 6 (4.08%) Cisco ASA
2 6 (4.08%) Firewall
2 6 (4.08%) Internet
2 6 (4.08%) SAN
2 6 (4.08%) TCP/IP
3 5 (3.40%) VLAN
4 4 (2.72%) Remote Desktop
4 4 (2.72%) Skype
5 3 (2.04%) Intranet
5 3 (2.04%) LAN
5 3 (2.04%) WAN
6 1 (0.68%) Cisco Wireless
6 1 (0.68%) DHCP
6 1 (0.68%) DNS
6 1 (0.68%) Hyperconnected
6 1 (0.68%) MPLS
6 1 (0.68%) VoIP
6 1 (0.68%) VPN
6 1 (0.68%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (18.37%) SQL Server
2 12 (8.16%) NoSQL
3 9 (6.12%) MySQL
4 8 (5.44%) Amazon RDS
5 6 (4.08%) Redis
6 5 (3.40%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 5 (3.40%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (3.40%) Power BI
6 5 (3.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (3.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (2.72%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (2.04%) MariaDB
8 3 (2.04%) MongoDB
9 2 (1.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.68%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.68%) Neo4j
10 1 (0.68%) QlikView
10 1 (0.68%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 16 (10.88%) Bitbucket
1 16 (10.88%) Git (software)
2 15 (10.20%) Visual Studio
3 12 (8.16%) JIRA
4 8 (5.44%) Jenkins
4 8 (5.44%) Maven
5 7 (4.76%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 6 (4.08%) TeamCity
7 5 (3.40%) Octopus Deploy
8 4 (2.72%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (2.04%) Subversion
10 1 (0.68%) Bugzilla
10 1 (0.68%) Cucumber
10 1 (0.68%) Gradle
10 1 (0.68%) IntelliJ
10 1 (0.68%) JMeter
10 1 (0.68%) Mockito
10 1 (0.68%) Postman
10 1 (0.68%) Selenium
10 1 (0.68%) WebDriver
General
1 27 (18.37%) Finance
2 9 (6.12%) Games
3 8 (5.44%) Retail
4 7 (4.76%) Marketing
5 5 (3.40%) Automotive
5 5 (3.40%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.36%) Advertising
7 1 (0.68%) Back Office
7 1 (0.68%) Law
7 1 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.68%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 42 (28.57%) Developer
2 11 (7.48%) .NET Developer
2 11 (7.48%) Software Developer
3 10 (6.80%) Administrator
3 10 (6.80%) IT Administrator
3 10 (6.80%) Project Manager
3 10 (6.80%) Software Engineer
4 9 (6.12%) Analyst
4 9 (6.12%) PHP Developer
5 8 (5.44%) Active Directory Engineer
5 8 (5.44%) Exchange Engineer
5 8 (5.44%) Microsoft Engineer
5 8 (5.44%) Office 365 Engineer
5 8 (5.44%) SharePoint Engineer
6 7 (4.76%) C# Software Engineer
6 7 (4.76%) DevOps Engineer
6 7 (4.76%) Programmer
6 7 (4.76%) Senior Programmer
7 6 (4.08%) Tester
8 5 (3.40%) Documentation Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (25.85%) .NET
2 26 (17.69%) ASP.NET
3 24 (16.33%) Web Services
4 23 (15.65%) CSS
4 23 (15.65%) HTML
5 16 (10.88%) Node.js
6 14 (9.52%) jQuery
7 11 (7.48%) ASP.NET MVC
8 10 (6.80%) .NET Framework
8 10 (6.80%) Entity Framework
8 10 (6.80%) RESTful
9 9 (6.12%) AngularJS
9 9 (6.12%) REST
9 9 (6.12%) SailPoint
10 8 (5.44%) ASP.NET Web API
10 8 (5.44%) Java EE
11 7 (4.76%) CryEngine
12 6 (4.08%) LINQ
13 4 (2.72%) .NET Core
14 3 (2.04%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 55 (37.41%) Analytical Skills
2 32 (21.77%) Self-Motivation
3 7 (4.76%) Client/Server
3 7 (4.76%) Mobile App
3 7 (4.76%) Online Games
4 5 (3.40%) EMC VNX
4 5 (3.40%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (3.40%) FMCG
5 4 (2.72%) iPad
6 3 (2.04%) CMDB
6 3 (2.04%) Wiki
7 2 (1.36%) Blog
7 2 (1.36%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.36%) Renewable Energy
8 1 (0.68%) Animation
8 1 (0.68%) Clustering
8 1 (0.68%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.68%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.68%) iPhone
8 1 (0.68%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 26 (17.69%) Windows
2 14 (9.52%) Windows 7
3 11 (7.48%) Windows Server
4 10 (6.80%) Apple iOS
4 10 (6.80%) Linux
5 9 (6.12%) Windows 10
6 6 (4.08%) Android
6 6 (4.08%) Unix
7 5 (3.40%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (3.40%) Windows Server 2016
8 4 (2.72%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.68%) HPUX
9 1 (0.68%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (17.01%) DevOps
2 25 (17.01%) Software Engineering
3 20 (13.61%) MVC
4 18 (12.24%) Decision-Making
5 17 (11.56%) Unit Testing
6 16 (10.88%) Mathematics
7 15 (10.20%) Project Delivery
8 14 (9.52%) Business Development
8 14 (9.52%) Computer Science
8 14 (9.52%) Cybersecurity
8 14 (9.52%) Multithreaded Programming
8 14 (9.52%) Multithreading
9 13 (8.84%) Project Management
10 12 (8.16%) SDLC
11 11 (7.48%) ITIL
12 10 (6.80%) SOA
13 9 (6.12%) Collaborative Working
13 9 (6.12%) Presales
13 9 (6.12%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 39 (26.53%) C#
2 38 (25.85%) SQL
3 34 (23.13%) JavaScript
4 17 (11.56%) Java
5 12 (8.16%) Python
5 12 (8.16%) T-SQL
6 9 (6.12%) C++
6 9 (6.12%) PHP
7 7 (4.76%) Bash Shell
7 7 (4.76%) Lua
7 7 (4.76%) TypeScript
8 5 (3.40%) PowerShell
9 4 (2.72%) PHP 5
9 4 (2.72%) PHP 7
10 1 (0.68%) Microsoft R
10 1 (0.68%) Perl
10 1 (0.68%) Ruby
10 1 (0.68%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.68%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.68%) X++
Qualifications
1 38 (25.85%) Degree
2 14 (9.52%) Computer Science Degree
3 9 (6.12%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (3.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 4 (2.72%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (2.72%) SC Cleared
5 4 (2.72%) Security Cleared
6 3 (2.04%) A+ Certification
6 3 (2.04%) MCITP
6 3 (2.04%) MCSA
6 3 (2.04%) TOGAF Certification
7 1 (0.68%) CISA
7 1 (0.68%) CISSP
7 1 (0.68%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.68%) HND
7 1 (0.68%) ISEB
7 1 (0.68%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.76%) QA
2 3 (2.04%) GDPR
2 3 (2.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.36%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.68%) COBIT
4 1 (0.68%) NIST
4 1 (0.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 19 (12.93%) Active Directory
2 11 (7.48%) Docker
3 6 (4.08%) vSphere
4 5 (3.40%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (2.72%) BitLocker
6 3 (2.04%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (4.08%) Ansible
2 5 (3.40%) Puppet
2 5 (3.40%) Terraform
3 4 (2.72%) Jamf Pro
3 4 (2.72%) SCCM
4 3 (2.04%) Kubernetes
4 3 (2.04%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.68%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.68%) CA Spectrum
5 1 (0.68%) Cacti
5 1 (0.68%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (0.68%) OpenView
5 1 (0.68%) WSUS
Vendors
1 55 (37.41%) Microsoft
2 14 (9.52%) VMware
3 13 (8.84%) Cisco
4 11 (7.48%) Citrix
5 9 (6.12%) BeyondTrust
5 9 (6.12%) CyberArk
5 9 (6.12%) Okta
5 9 (6.12%) Xamarin
6 5 (3.40%) Adobe
6 5 (3.40%) Apple
6 5 (3.40%) EMC
6 5 (3.40%) Fortinet
6 5 (3.40%) IBM
6 5 (3.40%) Oracle
6 5 (3.40%) Palo Alto
6 5 (3.40%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (2.72%) F5
7 4 (2.72%) Zscaler
8 3 (2.04%) Google
9 2 (1.36%) Brocade