Period
to 17 January 2019

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

Problem-Solving
North West > Manchester
6 months to
17 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 32 23 32
Rank change year-on-year -9 +9 -4
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 535 714 565
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 7.88% 9.61% 7.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.67% 10.35% 8.12%
Number of salaries quoted 423 518 471
Manchester median annual salary £42,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £21,250 £24,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £70,000 £60,000
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 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 6,168 6,899 6,957
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 90.85% 92.87% 93.48%
Number of salaries quoted 5,139 5,675 6,003
Manchester median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £67,500 £63,750
North West median annual salary £45,000 £44,471 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% +11.18% -

Problem-Solving
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for Problem-Solving in Manchester

Problem-Solving
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

Salary trend for Problem-Solving in Manchester

Problem-Solving
Salary Histogram in Manchester

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Problem-Solving in Manchester over the 6 months to 17 January 2019.

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 17 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
Stockport +21 57 £26,000 -20.00% 9
Salford +11 20 £27,500 -31.25% 7
Altrincham -26 16 £37,500 +7.14% 3
Bolton +14 9 £35,000 -17.65% 4
Oldham +7 5 £27,500 -38.89% 1
Wigan -9 5 £40,000 +6.67% 4
Heywood - 4 £43,750 -
Cheadle +5 2 £21,000 -6.67% 2
Bury -4 2 £26,000 -30.67% 2
Rochdale -7 2 £22,500 -35.71% 4
Problem-Solving
North West

For the 6 months to 17 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Problem-Solving.

1 230 (42.99%) Analytical Skills
2 167 (31.21%) Agile Software Development
3 115 (21.50%) Microsoft
4 96 (17.94%) Windows
5 94 (17.57%) Degree
6 92 (17.20%) C#
7 89 (16.64%) Finance
8 81 (15.14%) .NET
9 80 (14.95%) JavaScript
10 75 (14.02%) SQL
11 72 (13.46%) SQL Server
12 67 (12.52%) Coaching
13 65 (12.15%) Java
14 59 (11.03%) Active Directory
15 58 (10.84%) HTML
16 55 (10.28%) Linux
16 55 (10.28%) Business Intelligence
17 53 (9.91%) Microsoft Azure
18 52 (9.72%) Amazon AWS
19 51 (9.53%) Mentoring
19 51 (9.53%) VMware
20 50 (9.35%) Project Management
20 50 (9.35%) Decision-Making
21 46 (8.60%) Stakeholder Management
21 46 (8.60%) Citrix
22 45 (8.41%) Python
22 45 (8.41%) CSS
23 44 (8.22%) ASP.NET
23 44 (8.22%) Marketing
23 44 (8.22%) Analytics

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 20 (3.74%) MS Exchange
2 15 (2.80%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (2.06%) CMS
4 10 (1.87%) Alfresco
5 7 (1.31%) SharePoint
6 6 (1.12%) Skype for Business
7 5 (0.93%) Cloud Foundry
7 5 (0.93%) Confluence
8 4 (0.75%) IIS
8 4 (0.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 4 (0.75%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.37%) Drupal
9 2 (0.37%) SAS
10 1 (0.19%) Moodle
10 1 (0.19%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.19%) WordPress
Applications
1 36 (6.73%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (3.74%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (1.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 7 (1.31%) MS Visio
4 6 (1.12%) Photoshop
5 3 (0.56%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 3 (0.56%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.19%) Adobe Premiere
6 1 (0.19%) InVision
6 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.19%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 17 (3.18%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (2.06%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 8 (1.50%) Dynamics AX
4 7 (1.31%) Magento
4 7 (1.31%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 6 (1.12%) Oracle ERP
6 4 (0.75%) Oracle Payables
6 4 (0.75%) Oracle Receivables
6 4 (0.75%) SAP S/4HANA
7 3 (0.56%) Oracle General Ledger
7 3 (0.56%) SAP IBP
8 2 (0.37%) Dynamics NAV
8 2 (0.37%) NetSuite
8 2 (0.37%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 1 (0.19%) Elite 3E
9 1 (0.19%) SAP CO
9 1 (0.19%) SAP FI
9 1 (0.19%) SAP FI/CO
9 1 (0.19%) SAP FSCM
9 1 (0.19%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 53 (9.91%) Microsoft Azure
2 52 (9.72%) Amazon AWS
3 39 (7.29%) Office 365
4 17 (3.18%) Dynamics 365
5 12 (2.24%) GitHub
6 10 (1.87%) SaaS
7 4 (0.75%) npm
8 3 (0.56%) BlazeMeter
9 2 (0.37%) AWS Fargate
9 2 (0.37%) BrowserStack
9 2 (0.37%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (0.37%) OneDrive
9 2 (0.37%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 2 (0.37%) Salesforce Service Cloud
10 1 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 1 (0.19%) Google Play
10 1 (0.19%) Google Tag Manager
10 1 (0.19%) Heroku
10 1 (0.19%) iTunes
10 1 (0.19%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (4.30%) Firewall
2 14 (2.62%) DNS
3 12 (2.24%) DHCP
3 12 (2.24%) LAN
3 12 (2.24%) WAN
4 11 (2.06%) SAN
4 11 (2.06%) TCP/IP
4 11 (2.06%) VoIP
5 9 (1.68%) Broadband
5 9 (1.68%) Skype
6 7 (1.31%) Internet
6 7 (1.31%) VPN
7 5 (0.93%) HTTP
8 4 (0.75%) Bluetooth
8 4 (0.75%) Cisco IOS
8 4 (0.75%) iSCSI
8 4 (0.75%) NetScaler
8 4 (0.75%) RFID
8 4 (0.75%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (0.56%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (13.46%) SQL Server
2 33 (6.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 32 (5.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 29 (5.42%) Data Warehouse
5 26 (4.86%) MySQL
6 22 (4.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 17 (3.18%) Power BI
8 16 (2.99%) Relational Database
9 14 (2.62%) MongoDB
10 12 (2.24%) SQL Server 2008
11 11 (2.06%) NoSQL
12 10 (1.87%) QlikView
13 8 (1.50%) Neo4j
14 7 (1.31%) RDBMS
14 7 (1.31%) SQL Server 2012
15 6 (1.12%) OLAP
16 5 (0.93%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 4 (0.75%) Big Data
17 4 (0.75%) PostgreSQL
17 4 (0.75%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 26 (4.86%) Git (software)
2 15 (2.80%) JIRA
3 13 (2.43%) GitLab
4 9 (1.68%) Selenium
5 8 (1.50%) Visual Studio
6 6 (1.12%) Mercurial
6 6 (1.12%) SoapUI
7 5 (0.93%) Appium
7 5 (0.93%) Grunt
7 5 (0.93%) gulp
7 5 (0.93%) SonarQube
7 5 (0.93%) Subversion
8 4 (0.75%) Babel
8 4 (0.75%) webpack
9 3 (0.56%) Cucumber
9 3 (0.56%) JMeter
9 3 (0.56%) SpecFlow
10 2 (0.37%) JSUnit
10 2 (0.37%) Mocha
10 2 (0.37%) TeamCity
General
1 89 (16.64%) Finance
2 44 (8.22%) Marketing
3 35 (6.54%) Retail
4 14 (2.62%) Electronics
5 13 (2.43%) Manufacturing
6 10 (1.87%) Games
6 10 (1.87%) Law
7 8 (1.50%) Banking
8 7 (1.31%) Pharmaceutical
9 6 (1.12%) Legal
9 6 (1.12%) Telecoms
10 5 (0.93%) Advertising
10 5 (0.93%) Billing
10 5 (0.93%) Financial Institution
11 4 (0.75%) Automotive
11 4 (0.75%) Multimedia
12 3 (0.56%) Publishing
13 2 (0.37%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.37%) General Ledger
13 2 (0.37%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 148 (27.66%) Developer
2 85 (15.89%) Analyst
3 38 (7.10%) Consultant
4 31 (5.79%) Graduate
5 29 (5.42%) Business Analyst
5 29 (5.42%) Support Engineer
6 27 (5.05%) Senior Developer
7 25 (4.67%) Software Developer
8 24 (4.49%) C# Developer
8 24 (4.49%) Java Developer
9 22 (4.11%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 22 (4.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 20 (3.74%) IT Support
11 19 (3.55%) Agile Business Analyst
12 18 (3.36%) IT Analyst
13 17 (3.18%) CRM Consultant
13 17 (3.18%) Graduate Developer
14 15 (2.80%) Graduate Software Developer
14 15 (2.80%) Technical Consultant
15 14 (2.62%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (15.14%) .NET
2 58 (10.84%) HTML
3 45 (8.41%) CSS
4 44 (8.22%) ASP.NET
5 32 (5.98%) AngularJS
5 32 (5.98%) Node.js
6 29 (5.42%) HTML5
7 24 (4.49%) React
8 23 (4.30%) CSS3
9 21 (3.93%) Spring
10 18 (3.36%) Web Services
10 18 (3.36%) XML
11 15 (2.80%) RESTful
11 15 (2.80%) Spring Boot
12 14 (2.62%) jQuery
13 12 (2.24%) REST
14 10 (1.87%) .NET Framework
14 10 (1.87%) React Native
15 9 (1.68%) Redux
15 9 (1.68%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 230 (42.99%) Analytical Skills
2 32 (5.98%) User Experience
3 26 (4.86%) Mobile App
4 23 (4.30%) Self-Motivation
5 21 (3.93%) Management Information System
6 15 (2.80%) Enterprise Software
7 8 (1.50%) Greenfield Project
7 8 (1.50%) Replication
8 7 (1.31%) Data Structures
8 7 (1.31%) NHS
9 5 (0.93%) Cloud Native
9 5 (0.93%) Infotainment
9 5 (0.93%) Virtual Team
10 4 (0.75%) Blackberry
10 4 (0.75%) CCTV
11 3 (0.56%) CMDB
11 3 (0.56%) Data Centre
11 3 (0.56%) Linux Command Line
11 3 (0.56%) Smart Meter
11 3 (0.56%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 96 (17.94%) Windows
2 55 (10.28%) Linux
3 36 (6.73%) Windows Server
4 32 (5.98%) Windows Server 2012
5 26 (4.86%) Android
6 24 (4.49%) Windows Server 2008
7 22 (4.11%) Apple iOS
7 22 (4.11%) Windows 10
8 19 (3.55%) Windows 7
9 16 (2.99%) Unix
10 15 (2.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 13 (2.43%) Windows Server 2003
12 9 (1.68%) Windows 8
13 7 (1.31%) Mac OS X
14 5 (0.93%) Windows XP
15 4 (0.75%) FreeRTOS
16 3 (0.56%) SUSE
17 2 (0.37%) CentOS
17 2 (0.37%) Debian
18 1 (0.19%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 167 (31.21%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (12.52%) Coaching
3 55 (10.28%) Business Intelligence
4 51 (9.53%) Mentoring
5 50 (9.35%) Decision-Making
5 50 (9.35%) Project Management
6 46 (8.60%) Stakeholder Management
7 44 (8.22%) Analytics
8 42 (7.85%) ITIL
9 41 (7.66%) Migration
9 41 (7.66%) Presales
10 40 (7.48%) Continuous Integration
10 40 (7.48%) DevOps
11 36 (6.73%) Service Management
12 35 (6.54%) User Stories
13 33 (6.17%) MVC
13 33 (6.17%) PRINCE2
14 32 (5.98%) SDLC
15 31 (5.79%) CRM
16 30 (5.61%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 92 (17.20%) C#
2 80 (14.95%) JavaScript
3 75 (14.02%) SQL
4 65 (12.15%) Java
5 45 (8.41%) Python
6 29 (5.42%) C++
7 28 (5.23%) T-SQL
8 23 (4.30%) PHP
9 22 (4.11%) VB.NET
10 18 (3.36%) Ruby
11 15 (2.80%) Bash Shell
12 14 (2.62%) PowerShell
13 7 (1.31%) TypeScript
14 6 (1.12%) C
14 6 (1.12%) ES6
15 5 (0.93%) Perl
15 5 (0.93%) PL/SQL
16 4 (0.75%) Apex Code
16 4 (0.75%) Embedded C
16 4 (0.75%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 94 (17.57%) Degree
2 19 (3.55%) ITIL Certification
3 18 (3.36%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (1.87%) AWS Certification
5 7 (1.31%) MCP
5 7 (1.31%) MCSE
5 7 (1.31%) PMI Certification
5 7 (1.31%) SC Cleared
5 7 (1.31%) Security Cleared
6 6 (1.12%) ISTQB
6 6 (1.12%) PMP
7 5 (0.93%) MCITP
8 4 (0.75%) CCNA
8 4 (0.75%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (0.75%) Computer Science Degree
8 4 (0.75%) ISEB
9 3 (0.56%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (0.56%) CCNP
9 3 (0.56%) MCSA
10 2 (0.37%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (3.55%) QA
2 15 (2.80%) SLA
3 13 (2.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 12 (2.24%) PMO
5 9 (1.68%) Data Quality
5 9 (1.68%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.37%) GDPR
6 2 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 2 (0.37%) WCAG
7 1 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.19%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 59 (11.03%) Active Directory
2 23 (4.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (3.93%) Docker
4 15 (2.80%) Hyper-V
5 9 (1.68%) Terminal Server
5 9 (1.68%) Virtual Machines
6 7 (1.31%) Terminal Services
7 5 (0.93%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (0.75%) vSphere
8 4 (0.75%) XenApp
9 3 (0.56%) Firmware
10 2 (0.37%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (0.37%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.37%) XenServer
11 1 (0.19%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 1 (0.19%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 11 (2.06%) SCCM
2 10 (1.87%) Ansible
2 10 (1.87%) Opscode Chef
2 10 (1.87%) Puppet
3 7 (1.31%) WSUS
4 3 (0.56%) DameWare
4 3 (0.56%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 3 (0.56%) FortiGate
4 3 (0.56%) Packer
4 3 (0.56%) Single Sign-On
4 3 (0.56%) Terraform
5 2 (0.37%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
5 2 (0.37%) XenMobile
6 1 (0.19%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.19%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.19%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.19%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.19%) Trend Micro Deep Security
6 1 (0.19%) vCenter Server
6 1 (0.19%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 115 (21.50%) Microsoft
2 51 (9.53%) VMware
3 46 (8.60%) Citrix
4 39 (7.29%) Cisco
5 19 (3.55%) Oracle
6 17 (3.18%) Apple
6 17 (3.18%) HP
7 15 (2.80%) Red Hat
8 12 (2.24%) Tableau
9 11 (2.06%) Cognos
9 11 (2.06%) IBM
9 11 (2.06%) SAP
10 10 (1.87%) Google
11 9 (1.68%) Adobe
12 7 (1.31%) Atlassian
12 7 (1.31%) Ivanti
12 7 (1.31%) NetApp
12 7 (1.31%) Salesforce.com
13 6 (1.12%) Veeam
14 5 (0.93%) EMC