Period
to 21 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Chester 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 21 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Problem-Solving
Cheshire > Chester
6 months to
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 13 29 27
Rank change year-on-year +16 -2 +7
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 37 19 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Chester 13.45% 6.86% 7.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 14.34% 7.79% 8.78%
Number of salaries quoted 27 15 20
Chester median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £34,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% +15.94% -18.82%
10th Percentile £31,350 £29,750 £23,950
90th Percentile £53,250 £57,500 £47,875
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £37,500 £34,312
% change year-on-year +20.00% +9.29% -1.97%

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 Chester with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Chester
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 258 244 262
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Chester 93.82% 88.09% 87.63%
Number of salaries quoted 227 211 228
Chester median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +13.33% -11.76%
10th Percentile £25,000 £27,500 £24,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £59,250 £57,500
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% +13.33% -6.25%

Problem-Solving
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

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

Job vacancy trend for Problem-Solving in Chester

Problem-Solving
Salary Trend in Chester

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

Salary trend for Problem-Solving in Chester

Problem-Solving
Salary Histogram in Chester

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Problem-Solving in Chester over the 6 months to 21 October 2018.

Salary histogram for Problem-Solving in Chester

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 Chester region with a requirement for Problem-Solving.

1 19 (51.35%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (29.73%) Twitter
3 9 (24.32%) SQL
3 9 (24.32%) SQL Server
4 8 (21.62%) .NET
4 8 (21.62%) C#
4 8 (21.62%) Microsoft
5 7 (18.92%) Business Intelligence
5 7 (18.92%) Data Modelling
5 7 (18.92%) Data Analysis
5 7 (18.92%) Decision-Making
6 6 (16.22%) SDLC
6 6 (16.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (16.22%) Test Automation
6 6 (16.22%) Product Management
6 6 (16.22%) ETL
6 6 (16.22%) T-SQL
6 6 (16.22%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (13.51%) MVC
7 5 (13.51%) Microsoft Azure
7 5 (13.51%) Degree
7 5 (13.51%) Marketing
7 5 (13.51%) JIRA
7 5 (13.51%) ASP.NET Web API
8 4 (10.81%) AngularJS
8 4 (10.81%) JIRA Agile
8 4 (10.81%) SAP S/4HANA
8 4 (10.81%) WPF
8 4 (10.81%) ASP.NET MVC
8 4 (10.81%) REST

Problem-Solving
Co-occurring IT Skills in Chester 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 1 (2.70%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (8.11%) Adobe After Effects
1 3 (8.11%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 4 (10.81%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 5 (13.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.70%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.70%) GitHub
2 1 (2.70%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (2.70%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.70%) DHCP
1 1 (2.70%) DNS
1 1 (2.70%) TCP/IP
1 1 (2.70%) VLAN
1 1 (2.70%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (24.32%) SQL Server
2 6 (16.22%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (16.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (5.41%) Big Data
3 2 (5.41%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.70%) DB2
4 1 (2.70%) DTS
4 1 (2.70%) MySQL
4 1 (2.70%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.70%) Power BI
4 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (13.51%) JIRA
2 4 (10.81%) JIRA Agile
3 2 (5.41%) Cucumber
3 2 (5.41%) Selenium
4 1 (2.70%) HP UFT
4 1 (2.70%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.70%) JMeter
4 1 (2.70%) Moq
4 1 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (2.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (13.51%) Marketing
2 4 (10.81%) Manufacturing
3 2 (5.41%) Finance
4 1 (2.70%) Banking
4 1 (2.70%) Games
4 1 (2.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (35.14%) Developer
2 6 (16.22%) .NET Developer
2 6 (16.22%) Business Developer
2 6 (16.22%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 5 (13.51%) Product Owner
4 3 (8.11%) Analyst
4 3 (8.11%) Creative Designer
4 3 (8.11%) Data Warehouse Developer
4 3 (8.11%) Designer
5 2 (5.41%) Business Analyst
5 2 (5.41%) Product Manager
5 2 (5.41%) Technical Manager
5 2 (5.41%) Technical Product Manager
5 2 (5.41%) Test Specialist
6 1 (2.70%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (2.70%) Graduate .NET Developer
6 1 (2.70%) Graduate C# Developer
6 1 (2.70%) Senior Business Intelligence Analyst
6 1 (2.70%) Trainee
6 1 (2.70%) Trainee Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (21.62%) .NET
2 5 (13.51%) ASP.NET Web API
3 4 (10.81%) AngularJS
3 4 (10.81%) ASP.NET
3 4 (10.81%) ASP.NET MVC
3 4 (10.81%) REST
3 4 (10.81%) WPF
4 1 (2.70%) CSS
4 1 (2.70%) HTML
4 1 (2.70%) jQuery
4 1 (2.70%) JSON
4 1 (2.70%) NHibernate
4 1 (2.70%) RESTful
4 1 (2.70%) Vue.js
4 1 (2.70%) Web Services
4 1 (2.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (8.11%) Graphic Design
1 3 (8.11%) Photography
1 3 (8.11%) Social Media
2 2 (5.41%) Self-Motivation
2 2 (5.41%) User Experience
3 1 (2.70%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.70%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.41%) Windows
2 1 (2.70%) Linux
2 1 (2.70%) Unix
2 1 (2.70%) Windows Server
2 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (51.35%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (18.92%) Business Intelligence
2 7 (18.92%) Data Analysis
2 7 (18.92%) Data Modelling
2 7 (18.92%) Decision-Making
3 6 (16.22%) ETL
3 6 (16.22%) Product Management
3 6 (16.22%) SDLC
3 6 (16.22%) Test Automation
4 5 (13.51%) MVC
5 4 (10.81%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (10.81%) Integration Testing
5 4 (10.81%) OOP
5 4 (10.81%) SAP Implementation
5 4 (10.81%) Unit Testing
6 3 (8.11%) Functional Testing
6 3 (8.11%) Typography
7 2 (5.41%) Non-Functional Testing
7 2 (5.41%) Procure-to-Pay
7 2 (5.41%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (24.32%) SQL
2 8 (21.62%) C#
3 6 (16.22%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.70%) Delphi
4 1 (2.70%) Java
4 1 (2.70%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.70%) PHP
4 1 (2.70%) VB
4 1 (2.70%) VB.NET
4 1 (2.70%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (13.51%) Degree
2 1 (2.70%) ISEB
2 1 (2.70%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (2.70%) MCSA
2 1 (2.70%) MCSE
2 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (2.70%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (2.70%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (2.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (29.73%) Twitter
2 8 (21.62%) Microsoft
3 4 (10.81%) SAP
4 3 (8.11%) Adobe
4 3 (8.11%) Google
5 1 (2.70%) Cisco
5 1 (2.70%) Fortinet
5 1 (2.70%) HP
5 1 (2.70%) Oracle
5 1 (2.70%) Riverbed
5 1 (2.70%) VMware