Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Problem-Solving
North West > Manchester
6 months to
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 28 24 38
Rank change year-on-year -4 +14 -18
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 600 728 463
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 8.23% 9.05% 6.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.08% 9.79% 6.94%
Number of salaries quoted 447 536 415
Manchester median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £21,250 £22,750 £22,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £62,500 £57,500
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 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 6,605 7,434 6,672
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 90.62% 92.42% 91.94%
Number of salaries quoted 5,476 6,161 5,681
Manchester median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £68,750 £65,000 £63,750
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 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 22 September 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 22 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
Stockport +5 61 £34,500 +6.15% 5
Salford +1 28 £37,747 +0.66% 5
Altrincham -11 20 £29,750 -20.67% 1
Bolton +5 13 £30,000 -17.24% 5
Cheadle +2 11 £38,750 +49.04% 2
Wigan +9 8 £37,500 -9.09% 3
Rochdale -6 7 £25,250 -36.88% 3
Oldham -2 5 £27,500 -38.89%
Heywood - 4 £28,500 - 1
Sale -1 3 £35,000 -4.11% 6
Bury -15 2 £24,500 - 4
Problem-Solving
North West

For the 6 months to 22 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Problem-Solving.

1 211 (35.17%) Analytical Skills
2 190 (31.67%) Agile Software Development
3 136 (22.67%) SQL
4 134 (22.33%) Microsoft
5 125 (20.83%) Finance
6 113 (18.83%) SQL Server
7 104 (17.33%) JavaScript
8 103 (17.17%) C#
9 101 (16.83%) .NET
10 97 (16.17%) Windows
11 96 (16.00%) Degree
12 86 (14.33%) HTML
13 75 (12.50%) Scrum
14 71 (11.83%) CSS
15 69 (11.50%) Continuous Integration
16 68 (11.33%) Java
17 67 (11.17%) DevOps
18 66 (11.00%) Retail
19 62 (10.33%) User Experience
20 60 (10.00%) Marketing
21 58 (9.67%) Linux
21 58 (9.67%) Python
22 56 (9.33%) Project Management
23 53 (8.83%) Business Intelligence
24 51 (8.50%) Mentoring
24 51 (8.50%) AngularJS
25 50 (8.33%) SDLC
25 50 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
26 49 (8.17%) Windows Server
26 49 (8.17%) 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 19 (3.17%) MS Exchange
2 16 (2.67%) Alfresco
2 16 (2.67%) SharePoint
3 14 (2.33%) Apache Spark
4 12 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 11 (1.83%) Skype for Business
6 10 (1.67%) Confluence
7 9 (1.50%) Cloud Foundry
8 7 (1.17%) WordPress
9 6 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2013
9 6 (1.00%) IIS
10 4 (0.67%) Apache
10 4 (0.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 3 (0.50%) CMS
11 3 (0.50%) Elasticsearch
11 3 (0.50%) SAS
11 3 (0.50%) WebSphere
12 2 (0.33%) Tomcat
13 1 (0.17%) NetWeaver
13 1 (0.17%) OpenEdge
Applications
1 45 (7.50%) Microsoft Office
2 32 (5.33%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (1.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (1.67%) Photoshop
5 8 (1.33%) Microsoft Project
6 7 (1.17%) Adobe Illustrator
7 4 (0.67%) MS Visio
8 3 (0.50%) Fireworks
9 2 (0.33%) SPSS
10 1 (0.17%) Adobe Captivate
10 1 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.17%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 13 (2.17%) Dynamics NAV
2 11 (1.83%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (1.50%) Dynamics AX
4 7 (1.17%) Magento
5 6 (1.00%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 5 (0.83%) Oracle Financials
7 4 (0.67%) SAP APO
8 3 (0.50%) Oracle EBS
9 2 (0.33%) SAP Business One
9 2 (0.33%) SAP CO
9 2 (0.33%) SAP FI
9 2 (0.33%) SAP FI/CO
9 2 (0.33%) SAP FSCM
9 2 (0.33%) SAP S/4HANA
10 1 (0.17%) Elite 3E
10 1 (0.17%) Oracle EBS R12
10 1 (0.17%) Oracle General Ledger
10 1 (0.17%) Oracle Payables
10 1 (0.17%) SAP BPC
10 1 (0.17%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 50 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
2 36 (6.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 27 (4.50%) Office 365
4 19 (3.17%) GitHub
5 17 (2.83%) SaaS
6 9 (1.50%) Dynamics 365
7 7 (1.17%) Google Cloud Platform
7 7 (1.17%) npm
8 5 (0.83%) PaaS
9 4 (0.67%) BlazeMeter
10 3 (0.50%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (0.50%) Amazon S3
10 3 (0.50%) BrowserStack
10 3 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (0.50%) Google Play
11 2 (0.33%) AWS Fargate
11 2 (0.33%) IaaS
12 1 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Cloud
12 1 (0.17%) AWS CloudFormation
12 1 (0.17%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 19 (3.17%) VoIP
2 17 (2.83%) Firewall
3 16 (2.67%) Internet
4 15 (2.50%) Broadband
4 15 (2.50%) WAN
5 13 (2.17%) SAN
5 13 (2.17%) VPN
6 12 (2.00%) LAN
7 10 (1.67%) TCP/IP
8 9 (1.50%) Skype
9 7 (1.17%) Remote Desktop
9 7 (1.17%) Wi-Fi
10 6 (1.00%) Network Security
10 6 (1.00%) Wireless
11 5 (0.83%) Cisco IOS
11 5 (0.83%) DNS
12 4 (0.67%) DHCP
12 4 (0.67%) IPv4
12 4 (0.67%) IPv6
12 4 (0.67%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 113 (18.83%) SQL Server
2 32 (5.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 31 (5.17%) Data Warehouse
4 27 (4.50%) MySQL
5 23 (3.83%) Relational Database
5 23 (3.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 21 (3.50%) SQL Server 2008
7 20 (3.33%) MongoDB
8 19 (3.17%) PostgreSQL
8 19 (3.17%) SQL Server 2012
9 17 (2.83%) NoSQL
10 16 (2.67%) SQL Server 2005
11 15 (2.50%) RDBMS
12 14 (2.33%) Hadoop
12 14 (2.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 7 (1.17%) Neo4j
13 7 (1.17%) Oracle Database
13 7 (1.17%) Power BI
13 7 (1.17%) QlikView
14 6 (1.00%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 48 (8.00%) Git (software)
2 24 (4.00%) JIRA
3 21 (3.50%) Visual Studio
4 20 (3.33%) GitLab
5 14 (2.33%) Jenkins
6 13 (2.17%) Subversion
7 10 (1.67%) Selenium
8 9 (1.50%) Cucumber
8 9 (1.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 8 (1.33%) SoapUI
10 6 (1.00%) gulp
10 6 (1.00%) Mercurial
10 6 (1.00%) Mocha
11 5 (0.83%) Ant
11 5 (0.83%) Gradle
11 5 (0.83%) JUnit
11 5 (0.83%) Maven
11 5 (0.83%) Mockito
11 5 (0.83%) SonarQube
12 4 (0.67%) JMeter
General
1 125 (20.83%) Finance
2 66 (11.00%) Retail
3 60 (10.00%) Marketing
4 43 (7.17%) Manufacturing
5 25 (4.17%) Publishing
6 21 (3.50%) Banking
7 19 (3.17%) Games
8 13 (2.17%) Electronics
9 11 (1.83%) Law
9 11 (1.83%) Telecoms
10 8 (1.33%) Advertising
10 8 (1.33%) Billing
10 8 (1.33%) Financial Institution
11 7 (1.17%) Pharmaceutical
12 6 (1.00%) Legal
13 5 (0.83%) Automotive
14 3 (0.50%) Back Office
14 3 (0.50%) General Ledger
15 2 (0.33%) Retail Banking
16 1 (0.17%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 178 (29.67%) Developer
2 93 (15.50%) Analyst
3 39 (6.50%) Consultant
4 32 (5.33%) Senior Developer
5 31 (5.17%) C# Developer
6 25 (4.17%) Lead Developer
7 23 (3.83%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 23 (3.83%) Graduate
8 21 (3.50%) .NET Developer
8 21 (3.50%) Java Developer
8 21 (3.50%) Senior Analyst
9 20 (3.33%) Architect
9 20 (3.33%) IT Analyst
9 20 (3.33%) Support Engineer
10 18 (3.00%) DBA
10 18 (3.00%) DevOps Engineer
10 18 (3.00%) IT Manager
10 18 (3.00%) IT Support
10 18 (3.00%) Project Manager
11 17 (2.83%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 101 (16.83%) .NET
2 86 (14.33%) HTML
3 71 (11.83%) CSS
4 51 (8.50%) AngularJS
5 44 (7.33%) ASP.NET
6 43 (7.17%) HTML5
6 43 (7.17%) Node.js
7 38 (6.33%) RESTful
8 34 (5.67%) React
9 32 (5.33%) CSS3
10 29 (4.83%) .NET Framework
11 17 (2.83%) jQuery
11 17 (2.83%) REST
11 17 (2.83%) Web Services
11 17 (2.83%) XML
12 12 (2.00%) WCF
13 11 (1.83%) JSON
14 9 (1.50%) ASP.NET MVC
14 9 (1.50%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 7 (1.17%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 211 (35.17%) Analytical Skills
2 62 (10.33%) User Experience
3 47 (7.83%) Self-Motivation
4 39 (6.50%) Computer Science
5 28 (4.67%) Mobile App
6 20 (3.33%) Management Information System
7 19 (3.17%) Data Structures
8 18 (3.00%) Virtual Team
9 15 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
10 10 (1.67%) Algorithms
11 9 (1.50%) LIMS
12 8 (1.33%) Client/Server
12 8 (1.33%) Driving Licence
12 8 (1.33%) Replication
13 6 (1.00%) Life Science
14 4 (0.67%) Cloud Native
14 4 (0.67%) Data Centre
15 3 (0.50%) Greenfield Project
15 3 (0.50%) Video Conferencing
16 2 (0.33%) Digital Signage
Operating Systems
1 97 (16.17%) Windows
2 58 (9.67%) Linux
3 49 (8.17%) Windows Server
4 31 (5.17%) Windows Server 2012
5 22 (3.67%) Unix
6 18 (3.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 17 (2.83%) Android
8 13 (2.17%) Apple iOS
9 9 (1.50%) Mac OS X
9 9 (1.50%) Windows 7
10 6 (1.00%) Windows 10
11 5 (0.83%) CentOS
11 5 (0.83%) Windows 8
12 4 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (0.67%) Windows XP
13 3 (0.50%) Debian
13 3 (0.50%) Windows Server 2003
14 2 (0.33%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.17%) SUSE
15 1 (0.17%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 190 (31.67%) Agile Software Development
2 75 (12.50%) Scrum
3 69 (11.50%) Continuous Integration
4 67 (11.17%) DevOps
5 56 (9.33%) Project Management
6 53 (8.83%) Business Intelligence
7 51 (8.50%) Mentoring
8 50 (8.33%) SDLC
9 49 (8.17%) Analytics
9 49 (8.17%) Decision-Making
10 47 (7.83%) TDD
11 46 (7.67%) MVC
11 46 (7.67%) Test Automation
12 44 (7.33%) Software Engineering
13 39 (6.50%) Coaching
13 39 (6.50%) CRM
14 37 (6.17%) Microservices
14 37 (6.17%) OOP
14 37 (6.17%) Presales
15 34 (5.67%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 136 (22.67%) SQL
2 104 (17.33%) JavaScript
3 103 (17.17%) C#
4 68 (11.33%) Java
5 58 (9.67%) Python
6 28 (4.67%) C++
6 28 (4.67%) T-SQL
7 23 (3.83%) PHP
8 19 (3.17%) Ruby
9 18 (3.00%) C
10 17 (2.83%) TypeScript
11 16 (2.67%) Bash Shell
12 15 (2.50%) VB.NET
13 14 (2.33%) PL/SQL
14 13 (2.17%) Scala
15 12 (2.00%) ES6
16 10 (1.67%) R
17 9 (1.50%) HiveQL
18 8 (1.33%) Java 8
18 8 (1.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 96 (16.00%) Degree
2 23 (3.83%) Microsoft Certification
3 18 (3.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 18 (3.00%) MCSE
4 14 (2.33%) MCITP
5 13 (2.17%) ITIL Certification
6 12 (2.00%) Cisco Certification
6 12 (2.00%) Security Cleared
7 11 (1.83%) AWS Certification
7 11 (1.83%) CCNA
8 10 (1.67%) ISTQB
8 10 (1.67%) PMP
9 8 (1.33%) APMG
10 7 (1.17%) CCNP
11 6 (1.00%) DBS Check
12 5 (0.83%) BC Cleared
12 5 (0.83%) ISEB
13 4 (0.67%) HND
13 4 (0.67%) MCSA
13 4 (0.67%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (6.17%) QA
2 31 (5.17%) SLA
3 19 (3.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 15 (2.50%) Data Quality
5 11 (1.83%) PCI DSS
6 8 (1.33%) ISO 9001
7 6 (1.00%) PMO
8 3 (0.50%) GDPR
9 1 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.17%) GAAP
9 1 (0.17%) GPG13
9 1 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 49 (8.17%) Active Directory
2 22 (3.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (3.33%) Docker
4 17 (2.83%) Hyper-V
5 16 (2.67%) Virtual Machines
6 9 (1.50%) HDFS
6 9 (1.50%) Terminal Services
7 8 (1.33%) Firmware
8 7 (1.17%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (0.67%) Terminal Server
10 3 (0.50%) vSphere
10 3 (0.50%) XenApp
11 1 (0.17%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 16 (2.67%) Ansible
2 10 (1.67%) Opscode Chef
2 10 (1.67%) Puppet
3 9 (1.50%) Kubernetes
4 6 (1.00%) FortiGate
4 6 (1.00%) Terraform
5 5 (0.83%) SCCM
6 4 (0.67%) Cisco CUCM
6 4 (0.67%) Cisco Prime
6 4 (0.67%) Packer
7 3 (0.50%) DameWare
7 3 (0.50%) Kibana
7 3 (0.50%) logstash
8 2 (0.33%) Microsoft Clustering
9 1 (0.17%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 1 (0.17%) Salt
9 1 (0.17%) Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.17%) vCenter Server
9 1 (0.17%) WSUS
Vendors
1 134 (22.33%) Microsoft
2 37 (6.17%) SAP
2 37 (6.17%) VMware
3 34 (5.67%) Cisco
4 30 (5.00%) Citrix
5 28 (4.67%) Oracle
6 24 (4.00%) Google
7 17 (2.83%) Adobe
8 15 (2.50%) Cognos
9 14 (2.33%) Apple
10 11 (1.83%) HP
11 9 (1.50%) IBM
12 8 (1.33%) Dell
12 8 (1.33%) Fortinet
12 8 (1.33%) Tableau
13 6 (1.00%) Ivanti
14 5 (0.83%) Atlassian
14 5 (0.83%) New Relic
14 5 (0.83%) Salesforce.com
15 4 (0.67%) Red Hat