Period
to 24 June 2018

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 24 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Problem-Solving
North West > Manchester
6 months to
24 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 27 22 26
Rank change year-on-year -5 +4 -4
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 655 776 542
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 9.17% 9.60% 7.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.02% 10.39% 8.68%
Number of salaries quoted 474 641 470
Manchester median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% +5.63% +1.43%
10th Percentile £24,000 £21,750 £21,500
90th Percentile £63,750 £60,000 £60,000
North West median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -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 6,536 7,471 6,243
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 91.55% 92.43% 91.13%
Number of salaries quoted 5,440 6,324 5,248
Manchester median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £27,000 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
North West median annual salary £44,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +11.25% - -

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 24 June 2018.

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 24 June 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
Stockport -2 56 £35,000 +7.69% 1
Salford +8 23 £37,500 -0.65% 2
Altrincham +16 21 £29,750 +38.37% 2
Wigan +10 14 £37,500 +19.05% 2
Rochdale -10 14 £25,500 -36.25% 4
Cheadle -4 11 £37,500 +63.04% 2
Bolton -12 8 £33,750 -3.57% 6
Heywood - 3 £28,500 - 2
Sale +4 2 £36,500 -3.95% 4
Oldham +2 2 - - 2
Problem-Solving
North West

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Problem-Solving.

1 195 (29.77%) Analytical Skills
2 172 (26.26%) Agile Software Development
3 155 (23.66%) Finance
4 133 (20.31%) SQL
4 133 (20.31%) Microsoft
5 125 (19.08%) JavaScript
5 125 (19.08%) Degree
6 114 (17.40%) Retail
7 105 (16.03%) .NET
7 105 (16.03%) Self-Motivation
8 98 (14.96%) SQL Server
9 95 (14.50%) C#
10 90 (13.74%) HTML
10 90 (13.74%) Windows
11 87 (13.28%) Linux
12 84 (12.82%) Python
13 82 (12.52%) DevOps
14 81 (12.37%) Continuous Integration
15 80 (12.21%) Java
16 77 (11.76%) CSS
17 76 (11.60%) SDLC
18 69 (10.53%) Software Engineering
19 68 (10.38%) User Experience
20 67 (10.23%) SAP
21 65 (9.92%) Scrum
22 63 (9.62%) Git (software)
23 62 (9.47%) Project Management
24 60 (9.16%) Test Automation
25 59 (9.01%) Manufacturing
26 58 (8.85%) MVC

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 25 (3.82%) Apache Spark
2 19 (2.90%) Apache
3 14 (2.14%) Confluence
3 14 (2.14%) SharePoint
4 13 (1.98%) MS Exchange
4 13 (1.98%) WordPress
5 12 (1.83%) Alfresco
5 12 (1.83%) Skype for Business
6 7 (1.07%) CMS
7 6 (0.92%) Cloud Foundry
7 6 (0.92%) IIS
8 5 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2010
9 4 (0.61%) Elasticsearch
9 4 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2013
9 4 (0.61%) JBoss
9 4 (0.61%) NetWeaver
9 4 (0.61%) nginx
9 4 (0.61%) OpenStack
9 4 (0.61%) Tomcat
9 4 (0.61%) WebSphere
Applications
1 45 (6.87%) Microsoft Office
2 26 (3.97%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (1.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (1.53%) Photoshop
5 9 (1.37%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.61%) MS Visio
7 3 (0.46%) Adobe Illustrator
7 3 (0.46%) Fireworks
8 2 (0.31%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.15%) InDesign
9 1 (0.15%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 18 (2.75%) Dynamics NAV
2 17 (2.60%) Magento
3 10 (1.53%) Dynamics CRM
4 7 (1.07%) Oracle EBS
5 6 (0.92%) Dynamics AX
6 5 (0.76%) Oracle Assets
6 5 (0.76%) Oracle Payables
6 5 (0.76%) Oracle Receivables
7 4 (0.61%) HFM
7 4 (0.61%) Oracle EBS R12
7 4 (0.61%) Oracle General Ledger
7 4 (0.61%) SAP CO
7 4 (0.61%) SAP FI
7 4 (0.61%) SAP FI/CO
7 4 (0.61%) SAP FSCM
7 4 (0.61%) SAP QM
8 3 (0.46%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 3 (0.46%) NetSuite
8 3 (0.46%) Oracle ERP
8 3 (0.46%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 48 (7.33%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (3.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (3.36%) SaaS
3 13 (1.98%) Google Cloud Platform
4 12 (1.83%) npm
5 11 (1.68%) Office 365
6 9 (1.37%) GitHub
7 7 (1.07%) IaaS
8 5 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (0.76%) Dynamics 365
9 4 (0.61%) Google Play
10 3 (0.46%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (0.46%) Amazon S3
10 3 (0.46%) AWS CloudFormation
10 3 (0.46%) PaaS
11 2 (0.31%) BrowserStack
12 1 (0.15%) BlazeMeter
12 1 (0.15%) G Suite
12 1 (0.15%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 27 (4.12%) Internet
2 26 (3.97%) WAN
3 25 (3.82%) Firewall
4 23 (3.51%) Broadband
5 21 (3.21%) TCP/IP
5 21 (3.21%) VoIP
6 20 (3.05%) LAN
7 18 (2.75%) DNS
8 15 (2.29%) SAN
9 14 (2.14%) VPN
10 12 (1.83%) Skype
11 10 (1.53%) Network Security
12 9 (1.37%) Wi-Fi
13 8 (1.22%) DHCP
13 8 (1.22%) IPv4
13 8 (1.22%) IPv6
14 7 (1.07%) HTTP
14 7 (1.07%) Unified Communications
14 7 (1.07%) VLAN
15 6 (0.92%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 98 (14.96%) SQL Server
2 39 (5.95%) MySQL
3 29 (4.43%) Hadoop
4 23 (3.51%) Relational Database
5 22 (3.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 20 (3.05%) PostgreSQL
7 19 (2.90%) MongoDB
8 17 (2.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 16 (2.44%) NoSQL
9 16 (2.44%) RDBMS
10 15 (2.29%) Data Warehouse
11 14 (2.14%) SQL Server 2008
12 13 (1.98%) Oracle Database
13 12 (1.83%) SQL Server 2005
13 12 (1.83%) SQL Server 2012
14 10 (1.53%) Apache Cassandra
14 10 (1.53%) Big Data
15 9 (1.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 7 (1.07%) Oracle Database 10g
17 5 (0.76%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 63 (9.62%) Git (software)
2 28 (4.27%) JIRA
3 23 (3.51%) Visual Studio
4 22 (3.36%) Jenkins
5 19 (2.90%) Subversion
6 12 (1.83%) SonarQube
7 11 (1.68%) eCATT
7 11 (1.68%) GitLab
7 11 (1.68%) LSMW
7 11 (1.68%) Mercurial
8 10 (1.53%) JUnit
9 8 (1.22%) Mocha
10 7 (1.07%) Team Foundation Server
10 7 (1.07%) Vagrant
11 6 (0.92%) Cucumber
11 6 (0.92%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 5 (0.76%) Ant
12 5 (0.76%) Gradle
12 5 (0.76%) Mockito
12 5 (0.76%) Selenium
General
1 155 (23.66%) Finance
2 114 (17.40%) Retail
3 59 (9.01%) Manufacturing
4 56 (8.55%) Marketing
5 51 (7.79%) Publishing
6 33 (5.04%) Games
7 24 (3.66%) Telecoms
8 22 (3.36%) Banking
9 19 (2.90%) Billing
10 11 (1.68%) German Language
11 10 (1.53%) Advertising
11 10 (1.53%) Back Office
11 10 (1.53%) Electronics
12 8 (1.22%) General Ledger
12 8 (1.22%) Law
13 7 (1.07%) Legal
14 6 (0.92%) Automotive
15 5 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
16 4 (0.61%) Financial Institution
17 1 (0.15%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 196 (29.92%) Developer
2 92 (14.05%) Analyst
3 63 (9.62%) Consultant
4 32 (4.89%) Architect
5 28 (4.27%) DevOps Engineer
6 27 (4.12%) C# Developer
7 24 (3.66%) Lead Developer
8 23 (3.51%) .NET Developer
8 23 (3.51%) Cloud Engineer
8 23 (3.51%) Java Developer
8 23 (3.51%) SAP Consultant
8 23 (3.51%) Senior Developer
9 20 (3.05%) Software Developer
10 19 (2.90%) DBA
10 19 (2.90%) Graduate
10 19 (2.90%) Software Manager
11 18 (2.75%) Linux/Unix DevOps
11 18 (2.75%) Project Manager
11 18 (2.75%) Software Engineer
11 18 (2.75%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 105 (16.03%) .NET
2 90 (13.74%) HTML
3 77 (11.76%) CSS
4 53 (8.09%) AngularJS
5 44 (6.72%) HTML5
6 40 (6.11%) REST
7 39 (5.95%) Node.js
8 37 (5.65%) React
9 35 (5.34%) jQuery
10 33 (5.04%) RESTful
11 31 (4.73%) CSS3
11 31 (4.73%) Web Services
12 30 (4.58%) ASP.NET
13 23 (3.51%) JSON
14 21 (3.21%) .NET Framework
15 17 (2.60%) SOAP
16 16 (2.44%) XML
17 14 (2.14%) LAMP
18 13 (1.98%) Spring
18 13 (1.98%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 195 (29.77%) Analytical Skills
2 105 (16.03%) Self-Motivation
3 68 (10.38%) User Experience
4 50 (7.63%) Computer Science
5 40 (6.11%) Mobile App
6 27 (4.12%) Data Structures
7 20 (3.05%) Algorithms
8 19 (2.90%) Virtual Team
9 17 (2.60%) Driving Licence
10 16 (2.44%) LIMS
11 15 (2.29%) Management Information System
12 11 (1.68%) Data Centre
13 10 (1.53%) Clustering
13 10 (1.53%) FMCG
13 10 (1.53%) Internet of Things
14 7 (1.07%) Client/Server
15 6 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
16 5 (0.76%) Life Science
16 5 (0.76%) Video Conferencing
17 4 (0.61%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 90 (13.74%) Windows
2 87 (13.28%) Linux
3 50 (7.63%) Windows Server
4 27 (4.12%) Unix
5 24 (3.66%) Windows Server 2012
6 20 (3.05%) Android
6 20 (3.05%) Apple iOS
7 13 (1.98%) Windows Server 2008
8 11 (1.68%) Mac OS X
9 8 (1.22%) CentOS
10 6 (0.92%) Debian
11 5 (0.76%) Windows 7
12 3 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (0.46%) Windows 10
12 3 (0.46%) Windows XP
13 2 (0.31%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.31%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.15%) Oracle Linux
14 1 (0.15%) SUSE
14 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 172 (26.26%) Agile Software Development
2 82 (12.52%) DevOps
3 81 (12.37%) Continuous Integration
4 76 (11.60%) SDLC
5 69 (10.53%) Software Engineering
6 65 (9.92%) Scrum
7 62 (9.47%) Project Management
8 60 (9.16%) Test Automation
9 58 (8.85%) MVC
10 48 (7.33%) TDD
11 47 (7.18%) OOP
12 44 (6.72%) Continuous Improvement
12 44 (6.72%) Mentoring
13 43 (6.56%) Time Management
14 42 (6.41%) Business Intelligence
15 39 (5.95%) Data Analysis
16 35 (5.34%) ITIL
16 35 (5.34%) Microservices
17 32 (4.89%) Analytics
17 32 (4.89%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 133 (20.31%) SQL
2 125 (19.08%) JavaScript
3 95 (14.50%) C#
4 84 (12.82%) Python
5 80 (12.21%) Java
6 37 (5.65%) PHP
7 31 (4.73%) C++
8 29 (4.43%) C
9 27 (4.12%) Bash Shell
10 24 (3.66%) Scala
11 21 (3.21%) Ruby
11 21 (3.21%) T-SQL
12 17 (2.60%) R
13 16 (2.44%) ABAP
13 16 (2.44%) HiveQL
14 15 (2.29%) ES6
15 14 (2.14%) VB.NET
16 13 (1.98%) PL/SQL
16 13 (1.98%) TypeScript
17 12 (1.83%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 125 (19.08%) Degree
2 26 (3.97%) Computer Science Degree
3 25 (3.82%) Security Cleared
4 20 (3.05%) Cisco Certification
5 19 (2.90%) CCNA
6 18 (2.75%) Microsoft Certification
7 16 (2.44%) AWS Certification
8 15 (2.29%) MCSE
9 12 (1.83%) PMP
10 10 (1.53%) CCNP
10 10 (1.53%) ITIL Certification
10 10 (1.53%) MCSA
11 9 (1.37%) APMG
12 7 (1.07%) HND
12 7 (1.07%) ISTQB
12 7 (1.07%) MCITP
12 7 (1.07%) Sun Certification
13 5 (0.76%) BC Cleared
13 5 (0.76%) BPSS Clearance
14 4 (0.61%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (8.55%) QA
2 26 (3.97%) SLA
3 20 (3.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 15 (2.29%) PCI DSS
5 11 (1.68%) Data Quality
6 8 (1.22%) ISO 9001
7 7 (1.07%) PMO
8 5 (0.76%) GCP
9 4 (0.61%) GAAP
10 3 (0.46%) GDPR
11 2 (0.31%) PA-DSS
12 1 (0.15%) GPG13
System Software
1 42 (6.41%) Active Directory
2 26 (3.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (3.82%) Docker
4 17 (2.60%) Hyper-V
5 16 (2.44%) HDFS
6 11 (1.68%) Terminal Services
7 8 (1.22%) Firmware
8 7 (1.07%) Virtual Machines
9 4 (0.61%) vSphere
10 1 (0.15%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.15%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 20 (3.05%) Ansible
2 15 (2.29%) Kubernetes
3 12 (1.83%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (1.83%) Puppet
4 9 (1.37%) FortiGate
5 8 (1.22%) Cisco CUCM
5 8 (1.22%) Cisco Prime
6 7 (1.07%) Salt
7 5 (0.76%) Microsoft Clustering
7 5 (0.76%) SCOM
7 5 (0.76%) Terraform
8 3 (0.46%) Kibana
8 3 (0.46%) logstash
9 2 (0.31%) Rundeck
9 2 (0.31%) SCCM
10 1 (0.15%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 1 (0.15%) Packer
10 1 (0.15%) Single Sign-On
10 1 (0.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 1 (0.15%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 133 (20.31%) Microsoft
2 67 (10.23%) SAP
3 51 (7.79%) Oracle
4 31 (4.73%) Cisco
4 31 (4.73%) Google
5 29 (4.43%) VMware
6 15 (2.29%) Citrix
6 15 (2.29%) SolarWinds
7 14 (2.14%) Apple
7 14 (2.14%) Capita
7 14 (2.14%) Salesforce.com
8 12 (1.83%) Cognos
9 11 (1.68%) Adobe
9 11 (1.68%) Fortinet
10 10 (1.53%) Tableau
11 9 (1.37%) HP
12 8 (1.22%) IBM
12 8 (1.22%) Meraki
13 7 (1.07%) Sun
14 6 (0.92%) Xamarin