Period
to 1 August 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 1 August 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Problem-Solving
North West > Manchester
6 months to
1 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 17 26 17
Rank change year-on-year +9 -9 +11
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 511 277 799
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Manchester 10.86% 8.46% 12.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.58% 9.13% 12.95%
Number of salaries quoted 322 208 461
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,775 £22,000
25th Percentile £38,750 £35,938 £29,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £45,000 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% +12.50% -
75th Percentile £67,500 £57,500 £53,750
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £65,000
North West median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +11.76% +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 4,412 3,035 6,172
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 93.79% 92.67% 94.94%
Number of salaries quoted 3,366 2,542 4,763
10th Percentile £31,625 £32,500 £27,500
25th Percentile £38,750 £40,000 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year - +11.11% -
75th Percentile £66,250 £62,500 £60,000
90th Percentile £81,250 £70,000 £71,561
North West median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +1.12%

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 1 August 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 1 August 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
Bolton +3 22 £35,000 +27.27% 8
Stockport +9 10 £45,500 +7.06% 6
Bury +3 10 £45,000 +63.64% 5
Altrincham +2 9 £34,000 -35.24% 1
Salford -3 5 £55,000 +37.50% 12
Ashton-under-Lyne - 4 £40,000 -
Cheadle +7 1 £57,500 - 3
Wigan -2 1 - -
Oldham - 1 - - 2
Rochdale - 1 £40,000 - 2
Sale - 1 - -
Problem-Solving
North West

For the 6 months to 1 August 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.

1 233 (45.60%) Agile Software Development
2 216 (42.27%) Social Skills
3 130 (25.44%) DevOps
4 121 (23.68%) Azure
5 120 (23.48%) Analytical Skills
6 110 (21.53%) Microsoft
7 105 (20.55%) SQL
8 91 (17.81%) Terraform
9 89 (17.42%) Software Engineering
10 88 (17.22%) JavaScript
10 88 (17.22%) Linux
11 87 (17.03%) Docker
12 86 (16.83%) Analytics
13 85 (16.63%) Kubernetes
14 75 (14.68%) C#
15 73 (14.29%) .NET
15 73 (14.29%) Jenkins
16 72 (14.09%) Finance
17 71 (13.89%) AWS
18 66 (12.92%) Java
19 65 (12.72%) Microservices
20 63 (12.33%) Scrum
21 59 (11.55%) React
22 58 (11.35%) Infrastructure as Code
22 58 (11.35%) Python
23 56 (10.96%) Degree
24 55 (10.76%) Retail
25 53 (10.37%) TDD
26 52 (10.18%) SQL Server
26 52 (10.18%) Ansible

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 27 (5.28%) CMS
2 10 (1.96%) nginx
3 8 (1.57%) IIS
4 7 (1.37%) Apache Solr
5 6 (1.17%) WordPress
6 5 (0.98%) Apache
6 5 (0.98%) Sitecore CMS
7 4 (0.78%) Drupal
7 4 (0.78%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (0.59%) SharePoint
9 2 (0.39%) Alfresco
9 2 (0.39%) Headless CMS
9 2 (0.39%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.39%) SAS
9 2 (0.39%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.20%) Confluence
10 1 (0.20%) JBoss
10 1 (0.20%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.20%) Umbraco
Applications
1 40 (7.83%) Microsoft Office
2 32 (6.26%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (1.76%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.39%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (0.39%) Figma
4 2 (0.39%) Zeplin
5 1 (0.20%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.20%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 10 (1.96%) Maximo
2 4 (0.78%) iTrent
3 2 (0.39%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.39%) IBM Planning Analytics
4 1 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.20%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
4 1 (0.20%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.20%) Oracle Payroll
Cloud Services
1 121 (23.68%) Azure
2 71 (13.89%) AWS
3 33 (6.46%) GitHub
4 31 (6.07%) Serverless
5 30 (5.87%) Pulumi
6 22 (4.31%) Amazon EKS
7 20 (3.91%) Power Platform
8 17 (3.33%) AWS CloudFormation
9 15 (2.94%) Azure Cosmos DB
9 15 (2.94%) Datadog
10 13 (2.54%) Azure Service Bus
10 13 (2.54%) Microsoft 365
11 12 (2.35%) GCP
11 12 (2.35%) ServiceMax
12 9 (1.76%) AWS Lambda
12 9 (1.76%) Cloud Computing
13 8 (1.57%) Amazon EC2
14 7 (1.37%) Amazon ECS
15 6 (1.17%) npm
15 6 (1.17%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 19 (3.72%) Wireless
2 17 (3.33%) Ethernet
2 17 (3.33%) Modbus
2 17 (3.33%) RS-422
3 14 (2.74%) DNS
4 13 (2.54%) DHCP
5 10 (1.96%) TCP/IP
6 9 (1.76%) Network Security
7 6 (1.17%) Wireshark
8 5 (0.98%) Firewall
8 5 (0.98%) Internet
8 5 (0.98%) WAN
9 4 (0.78%) LAN
9 4 (0.78%) SSL
10 3 (0.59%) SMTP
11 2 (0.39%) Cisco Firepower
11 2 (0.39%) FTP
11 2 (0.39%) SD-WAN
11 2 (0.39%) SSH
11 2 (0.39%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (10.18%) SQL Server
2 44 (8.61%) MySQL
3 30 (5.87%) Big Data
4 25 (4.89%) Redis
5 24 (4.70%) MongoDB
6 22 (4.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 20 (3.91%) Power BI
8 18 (3.52%) Data Warehouse
9 16 (3.13%) MariaDB
9 16 (3.13%) PostgreSQL
10 15 (2.94%) Azure SQL Database
10 15 (2.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 9 (1.76%) NoSQL
11 9 (1.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 7 (1.37%) Relational Database
12 7 (1.37%) Tableau
13 6 (1.17%) Couchbase
13 6 (1.17%) SQL Server 2014
14 5 (0.98%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
15 4 (0.78%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 73 (14.29%) Jenkins
2 39 (7.63%) Git (software)
3 29 (5.68%) JIRA
4 16 (3.13%) Visual Studio
5 15 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
6 9 (1.76%) Selenium
7 8 (1.57%) TeamCity
8 7 (1.37%) Cucumber
8 7 (1.37%) gulp
9 6 (1.17%) JUnit
10 5 (0.98%) fastlane
10 5 (0.98%) Gradle
10 5 (0.98%) JMeter
11 4 (0.78%) Artifactory
11 4 (0.78%) Grunt
11 4 (0.78%) IntelliJ
11 4 (0.78%) Mockito
11 4 (0.78%) SonarQube
12 3 (0.59%) Maven
12 3 (0.59%) WebDriver
General
1 216 (42.27%) Social Skills
2 120 (23.48%) Analytical Skills
3 72 (14.09%) Finance
4 55 (10.76%) Retail
5 34 (6.65%) Organisational Skills
6 22 (4.31%) Manufacturing
7 20 (3.91%) Public Sector
8 18 (3.52%) French Language
9 17 (3.33%) Marketing
10 16 (3.13%) Legal
11 14 (2.74%) Presentation Skills
12 13 (2.54%) Inclusion and Diversity
13 12 (2.35%) Back Office
13 12 (2.35%) Influencing Skills
13 12 (2.35%) Law
13 12 (2.35%) Pharmaceutical
14 10 (1.96%) Games
15 6 (1.17%) Documentation Skills
16 5 (0.98%) Electronics
16 5 (0.98%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 112 (21.92%) Developer
2 69 (13.50%) DevOps Engineer
3 63 (12.33%) Analyst
4 50 (9.78%) Software Engineer
5 28 (5.48%) Java Developer
6 21 (4.11%) Architect
6 21 (4.11%) Test Engineer
7 19 (3.72%) Senior DevOps
7 19 (3.72%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 18 (3.52%) AWS Engineer
8 18 (3.52%) Software Test Engineer
9 17 (3.33%) Administrator
9 17 (3.33%) AWS DevOps
9 17 (3.33%) AWS DevOps Engineer
10 16 (3.13%) Azure DevOps
10 16 (3.13%) Azure DevOps Engineer
10 16 (3.13%) Azure Engineer
10 16 (3.13%) Senior Developer
11 15 (2.94%) Software Developer
11 15 (2.94%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (14.29%) .NET
2 59 (11.55%) React
3 47 (9.20%) CSS
4 43 (8.41%) HTML
5 34 (6.65%) REST
6 30 (5.87%) .NET Framework
6 30 (5.87%) AngularJS
7 29 (5.68%) Spring
8 27 (5.28%) Vue.js
9 23 (4.50%) .NET Core
9 23 (4.50%) GraphQL
10 22 (4.31%) Hibernate
10 22 (4.31%) XML
11 21 (4.11%) Middleware
12 20 (3.91%) HTML5
12 20 (3.91%) JavaBeans
13 16 (3.13%) Node.js
14 15 (2.94%) ASP.NET
15 14 (2.74%) JSON
16 13 (2.54%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 28 (5.48%) Self-Motivation
2 25 (4.89%) User Experience
3 23 (4.50%) Management Information System
4 21 (4.11%) Greenfield Project
5 15 (2.94%) Enterprise Cloud
5 15 (2.94%) Linux Command Line
6 8 (1.57%) Public Cloud
7 7 (1.37%) Data Centre
8 6 (1.17%) Data Structures
8 6 (1.17%) Video\Live Streaming
9 5 (0.98%) Reinsurance
10 4 (0.78%) Animation
10 4 (0.78%) Cardano
10 4 (0.78%) Cyberattack
10 4 (0.78%) e-Learning
10 4 (0.78%) Mobile App
11 2 (0.39%) Algorithms
11 2 (0.39%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 2 (0.39%) HP Storage
11 2 (0.39%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 88 (17.22%) Linux
2 36 (7.05%) Windows
3 12 (2.35%) Android
4 9 (1.76%) Apple iOS
5 6 (1.17%) Windows Server
6 3 (0.59%) Unix
7 2 (0.39%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.20%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (0.20%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.20%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 233 (45.60%) Agile Software Development
2 130 (25.44%) DevOps
3 89 (17.42%) Software Engineering
4 86 (16.83%) Analytics
5 65 (12.72%) Microservices
6 63 (12.33%) Scrum
7 58 (11.35%) Infrastructure as Code
8 53 (10.37%) TDD
9 51 (9.98%) Configuration Management
10 50 (9.78%) Coaching
11 49 (9.59%) Continuous Improvement
11 49 (9.59%) Service Delivery
12 40 (7.83%) Computer Science
13 38 (7.44%) Change Management
14 37 (7.24%) SDLC
15 36 (7.05%) Line Management
16 35 (6.85%) Business Intelligence
17 32 (6.26%) Continuous Integration
17 32 (6.26%) Project Management
18 30 (5.87%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 105 (20.55%) SQL
2 88 (17.22%) JavaScript
3 75 (14.68%) C#
4 66 (12.92%) Java
5 58 (11.35%) Python
6 48 (9.39%) TypeScript
7 40 (7.83%) PHP
8 36 (7.05%) Go
8 36 (7.05%) Ruby
9 28 (5.48%) T-SQL
10 25 (4.89%) Bash Shell
10 25 (4.89%) C
10 25 (4.89%) PowerShell
11 23 (4.50%) Java 8
12 20 (3.91%) C++
13 15 (2.94%) Groovy
13 15 (2.94%) VBA
14 3 (0.59%) ES6
14 3 (0.59%) R
15 2 (0.39%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 56 (10.96%) Degree
2 46 (9.00%) Security Cleared
3 44 (8.61%) SC Cleared
4 34 (6.65%) Computer Science Degree
5 21 (4.11%) Network+ Certification
6 15 (2.94%) AWS Certification
7 14 (2.74%) A+ Certification
7 14 (2.74%) CompTIA Security+
7 14 (2.74%) Linux+ Certification
8 10 (1.96%) CCNA
8 10 (1.96%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (1.37%) Server+ Certification
10 6 (1.17%) Microsoft Certification
10 6 (1.17%) OCP
10 6 (1.17%) Oracle Certification
11 4 (0.78%) ISTQB
11 4 (0.78%) TOGAF Certification
12 3 (0.59%) DBS Check
12 3 (0.59%) PhD
13 2 (0.39%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (5.09%) QA
2 21 (4.11%) SLA
3 11 (2.15%) GDPR
4 2 (0.39%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (0.39%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.20%) PMO
System Software
1 87 (17.03%) Docker
2 14 (2.74%) Active Directory
3 6 (1.17%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.39%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.20%) Ceph
5 1 (0.20%) KVM
5 1 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.20%) VMware Server
5 1 (0.20%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 91 (17.81%) Terraform
2 85 (16.63%) Kubernetes
3 52 (10.18%) Ansible
4 35 (6.85%) Opscode Chef
5 31 (6.07%) Puppet
6 19 (3.72%) Grafana
6 19 (3.72%) Prometheus
7 6 (1.17%) CloudForms
8 5 (0.98%) Salt
9 4 (0.78%) Rancher
9 4 (0.78%) Rsyslog
10 2 (0.39%) Jamf Pro
10 2 (0.39%) Nessus
11 1 (0.20%) EnCase
11 1 (0.20%) FTK
11 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 110 (21.53%) Microsoft
2 31 (6.07%) SaltStack
3 17 (3.33%) Instagram
4 16 (3.13%) Salesforce.com
5 15 (2.94%) New Relic
6 14 (2.74%) Cisco
7 11 (2.15%) Google
8 8 (1.57%) Oracle
8 8 (1.57%) SAP
9 6 (1.17%) Meraki
9 6 (1.17%) Red Hat
9 6 (1.17%) Siemens
9 6 (1.17%) VMware
10 5 (0.98%) Cognos
10 5 (0.98%) Sitecore
10 5 (0.98%) Zend
11 3 (0.59%) HP
12 2 (0.39%) Adobe
12 2 (0.39%) CheckPoint
12 2 (0.39%) IBM