Period
to 25 February 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Manchester 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 25 February 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Problem-Solving
North West > Manchester
6 months to
25 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 18 16 27
Rank change year-on-year -2 +11 0
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 350 576 568
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Manchester 9.99% 10.86% 8.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.53% 11.58% 9.46%
Number of salaries quoted 358 440 445
Median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +13.10% +5.00%
10th Percentile £28,925 £26,988 £24,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £71,250 £63,500
North West median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%

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 Manchester with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Manchester
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 3,324 4,972 6,002
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 94.92% 93.76% 92.04%
Number of salaries quoted 2,873 4,047 5,028
Median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £72,500
North West median annual salary £49,064 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +9.03% - -

Problem-Solving
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for Problem-Solving in Manchester

Problem-Solving
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

Salary trend for Problem-Solving in Manchester

Problem-Solving
Salary Histogram in Manchester

Salary distribution for jobs citing Problem-Solving in Manchester over the 6 months to 25 February 2021.

Salary histogram for Problem-Solving in Manchester

Problem-Solving
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Problem-Solving within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 25 February 2021. 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
Altrincham +11 37 £36,500 -27.00% 2
Stockport +12 21 £42,500 +6.25% 5
Bolton +9 5 £40,000 +14.29% 3
Sale +6 5 £21,500 -49.41%
Salford +8 3 £53,700 +33.41% 10
Bury +8 2 £23,500 -47.78% 1
Oldham +1 1 £45,000 +29.50% 1
Problem-Solving
North West

For the 6 months to 25 February 2021, 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Problem-Solving.

1 132 (37.71%) Agile Software Development
2 126 (36.00%) Analytical Skills
3 83 (23.71%) Finance
4 71 (20.29%) Microsoft
4 71 (20.29%) SQL
5 67 (19.14%) C#
6 62 (17.71%) JavaScript
6 62 (17.71%) .NET
7 59 (16.86%) Azure
8 53 (15.14%) Degree
9 51 (14.57%) Business Intelligence
10 47 (13.43%) DevOps
11 46 (13.14%) Project Management
11 46 (13.14%) Change Management
11 46 (13.14%) Computer Science
12 43 (12.29%) SQL Server
12 43 (12.29%) Mathematics
12 43 (12.29%) Software Engineering
13 40 (11.43%) Python
14 38 (10.86%) e-Learning
15 37 (10.57%) Linux
15 37 (10.57%) Coaching
16 36 (10.29%) Stakeholder Management
17 35 (10.00%) AWS
17 35 (10.00%) React
17 35 (10.00%) Docker
18 34 (9.71%) Kubernetes
18 34 (9.71%) HTML
19 33 (9.43%) Opscode Chef
19 33 (9.43%) Self-Motivation

Problem-Solving
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 29 (8.29%) CMS
2 8 (2.29%) Apache
3 7 (2.00%) WordPress
4 6 (1.71%) Alfresco
5 4 (1.14%) Confluence
6 3 (0.86%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (0.86%) EPiServer
6 3 (0.86%) SAS
7 2 (0.57%) IIS
7 2 (0.57%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.29%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.29%) JBoss
8 1 (0.29%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.29%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.29%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.29%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.29%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 31 (8.86%) Microsoft Office
2 27 (7.71%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (1.71%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.86%) Zeplin
5 2 (0.57%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 2 (0.57%) Figma
6 1 (0.29%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.29%) InVision
6 1 (0.29%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.29%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 6 (1.71%) Magento
2 5 (1.43%) OpenCart
2 5 (1.43%) thinkFolio
3 3 (0.86%) Visualfiles
4 2 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.57%) iTrent
5 1 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.29%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.29%) Oracle Payroll
5 1 (0.29%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.29%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 59 (16.86%) Azure
2 35 (10.00%) AWS
3 24 (6.86%) Power Platform
4 11 (3.14%) AWS CloudFormation
5 10 (2.86%) Amazon EKS
5 10 (2.86%) Pulumi
6 9 (2.57%) Microsoft 365
7 7 (2.00%) Amazon SageMaker
7 7 (2.00%) SaaS
8 4 (1.14%) AWS Lambda
8 4 (1.14%) GCP
8 4 (1.14%) GitHub
8 4 (1.14%) IaaS
8 4 (1.14%) PaaS
8 4 (1.14%) Serverless
9 3 (0.86%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.57%) Azure Data Factory
10 2 (0.57%) Dynamics 365
11 1 (0.29%) PowerApps
11 1 (0.29%) ServiceMax
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.00%) Firewall
2 6 (1.71%) WAN
3 5 (1.43%) DNS
4 4 (1.14%) DHCP
4 4 (1.14%) SSL
4 4 (1.14%) TCP/IP
4 4 (1.14%) VPN
5 3 (0.86%) MPLS
5 3 (0.86%) VoIP
6 2 (0.57%) 802.11
6 2 (0.57%) ADSL
6 2 (0.57%) BGP
6 2 (0.57%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (0.57%) Cisco Firepower
6 2 (0.57%) EIGRP
6 2 (0.57%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (0.57%) IPsec
6 2 (0.57%) NetScaler
6 2 (0.57%) OSPF
6 2 (0.57%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (12.29%) SQL Server
2 24 (6.86%) MySQL
2 24 (6.86%) Power BI
3 23 (6.57%) Data Warehouse
4 15 (4.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 12 (3.43%) NoSQL
6 10 (2.86%) Data Lake
6 10 (2.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 7 (2.00%) BusinessObjects
7 7 (2.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 7 (2.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 6 (1.71%) Big Data
8 6 (1.71%) QlikView
8 6 (1.71%) Tableau
9 5 (1.43%) Data Mining
9 5 (1.43%) Relational Database
10 4 (1.14%) MongoDB
11 3 (0.86%) Amazon Redshift
11 3 (0.86%) Base SAS
11 3 (0.86%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 22 (6.29%) Visual Studio
2 20 (5.71%) Jenkins
3 15 (4.29%) Cucumber
3 15 (4.29%) Git (software)
4 13 (3.71%) Gradle
4 13 (3.71%) IntelliJ
4 13 (3.71%) JIRA
5 12 (3.43%) Selenium
5 12 (3.43%) Vagrant
6 6 (1.71%) Protractor
6 6 (1.71%) TeamCity
7 5 (1.43%) JUnit
8 4 (1.14%) Eclipse
8 4 (1.14%) GitLab
8 4 (1.14%) Jasmine
8 4 (1.14%) SpecFlow
9 3 (0.86%) Maven
10 2 (0.57%) Appium
10 2 (0.57%) Mockito
11 1 (0.29%) Zephyr
General
1 83 (23.71%) Finance
2 26 (7.43%) Games
3 19 (5.43%) Marketing
4 15 (4.29%) Public Sector
5 13 (3.71%) Law
6 10 (2.86%) Legal
6 10 (2.86%) Retail
7 6 (1.71%) Pharmaceutical
8 4 (1.14%) Back Office
9 3 (0.86%) Banking
10 2 (0.57%) Electronics
10 2 (0.57%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.57%) Local Government
11 1 (0.29%) Advertising
11 1 (0.29%) Billing
11 1 (0.29%) Social Housing
11 1 (0.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 94 (26.86%) Developer
2 45 (12.86%) Analyst
3 25 (7.14%) Software Engineer
4 23 (6.57%) DevOps Engineer
5 21 (6.00%) Architect
6 19 (5.43%) Administrator
6 19 (5.43%) Software Developer
7 18 (5.14%) Solutions Architect
7 18 (5.14%) Systems Administrator
8 16 (4.57%) PHP Developer
9 15 (4.29%) .NET Developer
10 13 (3.71%) Graduate
11 12 (3.43%) AWS Engineer
11 12 (3.43%) Data Analyst
11 12 (3.43%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 12 (3.43%) Junior
12 11 (3.14%) Business Analyst
12 11 (3.14%) C# Developer
12 11 (3.14%) Configuration Administrator
13 10 (2.86%) Junior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (17.71%) .NET
2 35 (10.00%) React
3 34 (9.71%) HTML
4 30 (8.57%) AngularJS
5 24 (6.86%) CSS
6 23 (6.57%) ASP.NET
7 18 (5.14%) Blazor
8 17 (4.86%) .NET Core
8 17 (4.86%) jQuery
9 16 (4.57%) Node.js
9 16 (4.57%) XML
10 14 (4.00%) Web Services
11 13 (3.71%) .NET Framework
12 12 (3.43%) ASP.NET Core
12 12 (3.43%) OpenJDK
13 9 (2.57%) Vue.js
14 8 (2.29%) Apache Flex
14 8 (2.29%) HTML5
14 8 (2.29%) Kafka
14 8 (2.29%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 126 (36.00%) Analytical Skills
2 38 (10.86%) e-Learning
3 33 (9.43%) Self-Motivation
4 25 (7.14%) User Experience
5 14 (4.00%) Greenfield Project
6 12 (3.43%) Management Information System
7 10 (2.86%) Enterprise Cloud
8 6 (1.71%) Mobile App
9 5 (1.43%) Data Structures
10 4 (1.14%) Linux Command Line
11 3 (0.86%) Clustering
11 3 (0.86%) Life Science
12 2 (0.57%) Cyberthreat
12 2 (0.57%) Driving Licence
12 2 (0.57%) Wiki
13 1 (0.29%) Algorithms
13 1 (0.29%) Augmented Reality
13 1 (0.29%) Public Cloud
13 1 (0.29%) Social Media
13 1 (0.29%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 37 (10.57%) Linux
2 18 (5.14%) Windows
3 6 (1.71%) Windows Server
4 4 (1.14%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (0.86%) Unix
5 3 (0.86%) Windows 10
6 2 (0.57%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.29%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (37.71%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (14.57%) Business Intelligence
3 47 (13.43%) DevOps
4 46 (13.14%) Change Management
4 46 (13.14%) Computer Science
4 46 (13.14%) Project Management
5 43 (12.29%) Mathematics
5 43 (12.29%) Software Engineering
6 37 (10.57%) Coaching
7 36 (10.29%) Stakeholder Management
8 31 (8.86%) Test Automation
9 30 (8.57%) User Acceptance Testing
10 29 (8.29%) Creative Problem-Solving
10 29 (8.29%) Product Roadmap
11 26 (7.43%) Continuous Improvement
11 26 (7.43%) Data Science
12 25 (7.14%) Scrum
13 24 (6.86%) Front End Development
13 24 (6.86%) Regression Testing
13 24 (6.86%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 71 (20.29%) SQL
2 67 (19.14%) C#
3 62 (17.71%) JavaScript
4 40 (11.43%) Python
5 32 (9.14%) Java
6 21 (6.00%) PHP
7 20 (5.71%) Go
8 17 (4.86%) TypeScript
9 15 (4.29%) T-SQL
10 12 (3.43%) Groovy
11 10 (2.86%) Ruby
12 9 (2.57%) R
13 8 (2.29%) C
14 7 (2.00%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 5 (1.43%) C++
15 5 (1.43%) PowerShell
15 5 (1.43%) VBA
16 4 (1.14%) ES6
17 3 (0.86%) SAS Macro
17 3 (0.86%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 53 (15.14%) Degree
2 28 (8.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 14 (4.00%) AWS Certification
4 6 (1.71%) CCNA
4 6 (1.71%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (1.14%) ISTQB
6 3 (0.86%) Network+ Certification
6 3 (0.86%) PhD
7 2 (0.57%) A+ Certification
7 2 (0.57%) CompTIA Security+
7 2 (0.57%) Linux+ Certification
7 2 (0.57%) MCSE
7 2 (0.57%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.57%) TOGAF Certification
8 1 (0.29%) CCIE Service Provider
8 1 (0.29%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.29%) MCITP
8 1 (0.29%) Security Cleared
8 1 (0.29%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (8.00%) GDPR
1 28 (8.00%) QA
2 8 (2.29%) SLA
3 3 (0.86%) CDISC
3 3 (0.86%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.86%) Good Clinical Practice
4 2 (0.57%) NCSC
4 2 (0.57%) NIST
5 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 35 (10.00%) Docker
2 12 (3.43%) Active Directory
3 4 (1.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.57%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.29%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.29%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 34 (9.71%) Kubernetes
2 33 (9.43%) Opscode Chef
3 29 (8.29%) Terraform
4 17 (4.86%) Ansible
4 17 (4.86%) Puppet
5 12 (3.43%) Packer
6 3 (0.86%) Failover Clustering
7 2 (0.57%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.29%) EnCase
8 1 (0.29%) FTK
Vendors
1 71 (20.29%) Microsoft
2 13 (3.71%) Cognos
3 12 (3.43%) Aquila
4 10 (2.86%) SaltStack
5 9 (2.57%) Google
6 8 (2.29%) Oracle
7 6 (1.71%) OpenText
7 6 (1.71%) Zend
8 5 (1.43%) Databricks
8 5 (1.43%) SAP
8 5 (1.43%) VMware
9 4 (1.14%) Cisco
9 4 (1.14%) Citrix
9 4 (1.14%) Salesforce.com
9 4 (1.14%) ServiceNow
10 3 (0.86%) Freshdesk
10 3 (0.86%) Sage
10 3 (0.86%) Sitecore
10 3 (0.86%) Veeam
11 2 (0.57%) F5