Period
to 20 September 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 20 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Problem-Solving
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 14 16 17
Rank change year-on-year +2 +1 +3
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 341 329 268
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 12.36% 11.71% 12.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 13.23% 13.02% 14.06%
Number of salaries quoted 267 222 228
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +28.57% - -
10th Percentile £25,500 £21,000 £19,775
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,125 £51,250
North West median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -2.78%

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 2,577 2,527 1,906
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 93.37% 89.96% 88.57%
Number of salaries quoted 1,930 1,891 1,643
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £41,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.76% +9.33% -6.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £62,500 £57,500
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 20 September 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 20 September 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 +13 84 £47,500 +97.92% 14
Wilmslow +10 75 £43,000 +6.83% 7
Chester +12 38 £43,750 +1.45% 12
Knutsford -24 36 £48,750 +2.63% 3
Nantwich -9 11 £31,500 +26.00% 2
Runcorn -3 9 £35,000 +7.69% 6
Macclesfield +13 8 £36,250 -17.14% 3
Crewe +5 7 £35,000 - 1
Sandbach - 3 £37,500 - 1
Frodsham - 3 £26,000 -
Ellesmere Port +6 2 £52,500 +10.53% 1
Daresbury -8 1 £40,000 +122.22%
Problem-Solving
North West

For the 6 months to 20 September 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.

1 123 (36.07%) Agile Software Development
2 104 (30.50%) SQL Server
3 87 (25.51%) Microsoft
4 80 (23.46%) SQL
4 80 (23.46%) Analytical Skills
5 79 (23.17%) .NET
6 77 (22.58%) TDD
7 74 (21.70%) Continuous Integration
7 74 (21.70%) C#
8 62 (18.18%) Decision-Making
9 55 (16.13%) Finance
9 55 (16.13%) AngularJS
10 53 (15.54%) Degree
11 50 (14.66%) Scrum
12 47 (13.78%) ASP.NET
13 45 (13.20%) Windows
14 44 (12.90%) Java
14 44 (12.90%) ASP.NET Web API
15 42 (12.32%) MVC
16 41 (12.02%) Enterprise Software
17 39 (11.44%) Visual Studio
17 39 (11.44%) OO
18 38 (11.14%) JavaScript
18 38 (11.14%) Test Automation
19 37 (10.85%) Microsoft Office
20 36 (10.56%) Computer Science
21 35 (10.26%) HTML
22 33 (9.68%) ASP.NET MVC
23 31 (9.09%) Banking
24 30 (8.80%) Data Analysis

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 10 (2.93%) WordPress
2 6 (1.76%) MS Exchange
2 6 (1.76%) SharePoint
3 5 (1.47%) SAS
4 4 (1.17%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (1.17%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.59%) CICS
5 2 (0.59%) IIS
5 2 (0.59%) NServiceBus
5 2 (0.59%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.29%) CMS
6 1 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.29%) IBM Domino
6 1 (0.29%) OpenEdge
6 1 (0.29%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.29%) WebLogic
Applications
1 37 (10.85%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (4.69%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (2.93%) Photoshop
4 6 (1.76%) MS Visio
5 5 (1.47%) SPSS
6 4 (1.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 3 (0.88%) Adobe After Effects
7 3 (0.88%) Adobe Premiere
8 2 (0.59%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.29%) Camtasia
Business Applications
1 5 (1.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.17%) FastStats
2 4 (1.17%) SAP S/4HANA
3 3 (0.88%) BASE24
4 2 (0.59%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 13 (3.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (2.93%) Office 365
3 7 (2.05%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (1.76%) Dynamics 365
5 3 (0.88%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.29%) GitHub
6 1 (0.29%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.29%) IaaS
6 1 (0.29%) Responsys
6 1 (0.29%) SaaS
6 1 (0.29%) Serverless
6 1 (0.29%) Silverpop
Communications & Networking
1 23 (6.74%) Internet
2 22 (6.45%) Hyperconnected
3 13 (3.81%) LAN
4 11 (3.23%) TCP/IP
5 10 (2.93%) WAN
6 7 (2.05%) SAN
7 6 (1.76%) DHCP
7 6 (1.76%) DNS
8 5 (1.47%) VPN
9 4 (1.17%) Ethernet
9 4 (1.17%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 4 (1.17%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 4 (1.17%) Firewall
9 4 (1.17%) Intrusion Detection
9 4 (1.17%) IP Telephony
9 4 (1.17%) MPLS
9 4 (1.17%) Network Security
9 4 (1.17%) SSL
9 4 (1.17%) Wireless
9 4 (1.17%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 104 (30.50%) SQL Server
2 26 (7.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 23 (6.74%) SQL Server 2016
4 14 (4.11%) Data Warehouse
5 11 (3.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 10 (2.93%) Relational Database
7 7 (2.05%) Big Data
8 6 (1.76%) MySQL
8 6 (1.76%) Oracle Database
8 6 (1.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (1.17%) Hadoop
9 4 (1.17%) HBase
9 4 (1.17%) OLAP
9 4 (1.17%) OLAP Cube
10 3 (0.88%) Crystal Reports
10 3 (0.88%) DB2
10 3 (0.88%) MongoDB
10 3 (0.88%) SQL Server 2008
11 2 (0.59%) Easytrieve
11 2 (0.59%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 39 (11.44%) Visual Studio
2 27 (7.92%) Team Foundation Server
3 16 (4.69%) Selenium
4 13 (3.81%) JIRA
5 11 (3.23%) Git (software)
6 8 (2.35%) Jenkins
7 5 (1.47%) CA Release Automation
8 4 (1.17%) Ant
8 4 (1.17%) Gradle
8 4 (1.17%) HP UFT
8 4 (1.17%) IntelliJ
8 4 (1.17%) JIRA Agile
8 4 (1.17%) JUnit
8 4 (1.17%) Maven
8 4 (1.17%) Sonatype Nexus
8 4 (1.17%) TeamCity
9 3 (0.88%) Bitbucket
9 3 (0.88%) Oracle APEX
9 3 (0.88%) Protractor
9 3 (0.88%) WebDriver
General
1 55 (16.13%) Finance
2 31 (9.09%) Banking
3 28 (8.21%) Law
4 25 (7.33%) Investment Banking
5 18 (5.28%) Marketing
6 16 (4.69%) Retail
7 15 (4.40%) Telecoms
8 8 (2.35%) Retail Banking
9 6 (1.76%) Advertising
10 5 (1.47%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.88%) Back Office
12 2 (0.59%) Billing
13 1 (0.29%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.29%) Games
13 1 (0.29%) Legal
13 1 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 129 (37.83%) Developer
2 60 (17.60%) Analyst
3 52 (15.25%) .NET Developer
4 28 (8.21%) Software Developer
5 27 (7.92%) Senior Developer
6 22 (6.45%) Internet Developer
7 20 (5.87%) C# Developer
8 19 (5.57%) Java Developer
9 18 (5.28%) Agile Developer
9 18 (5.28%) C# .NET Developer
9 18 (5.28%) IT Engineer
10 17 (4.99%) .NET Software Developer
10 17 (4.99%) Agile Java Developer
10 17 (4.99%) IT Support
10 17 (4.99%) PHP Developer
11 16 (4.69%) C# Software Developer
12 15 (4.40%) DBA
12 15 (4.40%) Support Engineer
13 14 (4.11%) Data Analyst
13 14 (4.11%) Senior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (23.17%) .NET
2 55 (16.13%) AngularJS
3 47 (13.78%) ASP.NET
4 44 (12.90%) ASP.NET Web API
5 35 (10.26%) HTML
6 33 (9.68%) ASP.NET MVC
7 30 (8.80%) CSS
8 27 (7.92%) WPF
9 25 (7.33%) WCF
10 24 (7.04%) RESTful
11 22 (6.45%) WinForms
12 21 (6.16%) .NET Framework
13 18 (5.28%) jQuery
14 15 (4.40%) HTML5
15 14 (4.11%) REST
16 10 (2.93%) Zend Framework
17 7 (2.05%) Ajax
17 7 (2.05%) JSON
18 6 (1.76%) React
18 6 (1.76%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 80 (23.46%) Analytical Skills
2 41 (12.02%) Enterprise Software
3 36 (10.56%) Computer Science
4 21 (6.16%) Self-Motivation
5 15 (4.40%) Data Centre
6 11 (3.23%) Fat Client
6 11 (3.23%) Management Information System
6 11 (3.23%) Thin Client
7 9 (2.64%) Fintech
8 8 (2.35%) User Experience
9 7 (2.05%) Data Structures
10 6 (1.76%) Smart Meter
11 5 (1.47%) Greenfield Project
11 5 (1.47%) Mobile App
12 4 (1.17%) CESG
12 4 (1.17%) Cyber Defence
12 4 (1.17%) PKI
12 4 (1.17%) Smartphone
12 4 (1.17%) Social Media
12 4 (1.17%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 45 (13.20%) Windows
2 17 (4.99%) Unix
3 8 (2.35%) Windows Server
4 7 (2.05%) Linux
5 6 (1.76%) Apple iOS
6 5 (1.47%) Android
6 5 (1.47%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.59%) AIX
7 2 (0.59%) Mac OS
7 2 (0.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.59%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.59%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.29%) Solaris
8 1 (0.29%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.29%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (36.07%) Agile Software Development
2 77 (22.58%) TDD
3 74 (21.70%) Continuous Integration
4 62 (18.18%) Decision-Making
5 50 (14.66%) Scrum
6 42 (12.32%) MVC
7 39 (11.44%) OO
8 38 (11.14%) Test Automation
9 30 (8.80%) Data Analysis
10 26 (7.62%) ITIL
10 26 (7.62%) Risk Management
11 25 (7.33%) Dependency Injection
11 25 (7.33%) Wealth Management
12 23 (6.74%) DevOps
12 23 (6.74%) Kanban
13 22 (6.45%) MVVM
13 22 (6.45%) Software Engineering
14 18 (5.28%) Business Intelligence
14 18 (5.28%) Service Management
14 18 (5.28%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 80 (23.46%) SQL
2 74 (21.70%) C#
3 44 (12.90%) Java
4 38 (11.14%) JavaScript
5 27 (7.92%) T-SQL
6 25 (7.33%) PHP
7 15 (4.40%) Python
8 7 (2.05%) C++
8 7 (2.05%) Shell Script
9 6 (1.76%) ES6
9 6 (1.76%) PL/SQL
9 6 (1.76%) PowerShell
10 5 (1.47%) COBOL
10 5 (1.47%) VB.NET
10 5 (1.47%) VBA
11 4 (1.17%) Java 8
12 3 (0.88%) Bash Shell
12 3 (0.88%) Groovy
12 3 (0.88%) MATLAB
12 3 (0.88%) R
Qualifications
1 53 (15.54%) Degree
2 12 (3.52%) Computer Science Degree
3 11 (3.23%) ISEB
4 7 (2.05%) ISEB Practitioner
4 7 (2.05%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 4 (1.17%) CESG Certified Professional
5 4 (1.17%) CISM
5 4 (1.17%) CISSP
5 4 (1.17%) MCSE
5 4 (1.17%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (0.88%) CCNA
6 3 (0.88%) CCNP
6 3 (0.88%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (0.88%) MCP
6 3 (0.88%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.59%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.59%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.59%) MCSA
8 1 (0.29%) HND
8 1 (0.29%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.52%) QA
2 7 (2.05%) SLA
3 6 (1.76%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.29%) PMO
System Software
1 19 (5.57%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.88%) Docker
2 3 (0.88%) Firmware
3 2 (0.59%) Time Sharing Option
3 2 (0.59%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.29%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.29%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 1 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.29%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (1.17%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (1.17%) SCCM
1 4 (1.17%) Single Sign-On
2 3 (0.88%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.29%) AirWatch
3 1 (0.29%) Data Guard
3 1 (0.29%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (0.29%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (0.29%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 87 (25.51%) Microsoft
2 16 (4.69%) Oracle
3 15 (4.40%) Twitter
4 12 (3.52%) Capita
4 12 (3.52%) Google
5 11 (3.23%) Intel
6 10 (2.93%) Citrix
6 10 (2.93%) Zend
7 7 (2.05%) Cisco
8 6 (1.76%) VMware
9 5 (1.47%) Blue Coat
9 5 (1.47%) SAP
9 5 (1.47%) Splunk
10 4 (1.17%) Cloudera
10 4 (1.17%) F5
10 4 (1.17%) Infoblox
10 4 (1.17%) Salesforce.com
11 3 (0.88%) Adobe
11 3 (0.88%) HP
11 3 (0.88%) Tableau