Period
to 3 December 2020

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 3 December 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Problem-Solving
North West > Manchester
6 months to
3 Dec 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 23 17 33
Rank change year-on-year -6 +16 -8
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 257 691 555
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Manchester 8.92% 10.95% 7.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.59% 11.57% 8.29%
Number of salaries quoted 266 469 442
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +9.76% +2.50%
10th Percentile £30,000 £25,800 £21,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £68,547 £63,750
North West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +7.14% +5.00%

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 2,680 5,970 6,696
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 93.02% 94.63% 91.09%
Number of salaries quoted 2,387 4,761 5,541
Median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.53% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £28,946 £26,250
90th Percentile £73,750 £70,000 £71,000
North West median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%

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 3 December 2020.

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 3 December 2020. 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 17 £42,500 +6.25%
Salford +10 6 £27,500 -38.20% 3
Altrincham +10 6 £36,500 -18.89% 2
Wigan +4 5 £45,000 +104.55%
Sale +5 4 £21,750 -
Bolton +19 3 £40,000 -5.88% 2
Bury +7 1 £19,500 -56.67%
Oldham +3 1 £45,000 +29.50%
Problem-Solving
North West

For the 6 months to 3 December 2020, 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.

1 117 (45.53%) Analytical Skills
2 116 (45.14%) Agile Software Development
3 74 (28.79%) C#
4 70 (27.24%) .NET
5 67 (26.07%) JavaScript
6 58 (22.57%) SQL
7 56 (21.79%) Finance
8 52 (20.23%) Microsoft
9 49 (19.07%) Azure
10 47 (18.29%) HTML
11 44 (17.12%) Software Engineering
12 42 (16.34%) SQL Server
12 42 (16.34%) DevOps
13 41 (15.95%) AWS
14 39 (15.18%) React
15 34 (13.23%) CSS
16 33 (12.84%) Degree
17 32 (12.45%) ASP.NET
18 31 (12.06%) Python
18 31 (12.06%) Change Management
19 29 (11.28%) Linux
19 29 (11.28%) Kubernetes
19 29 (11.28%) Docker
19 29 (11.28%) Node.js
20 28 (10.89%) Microservices
21 27 (10.51%) QA
21 27 (10.51%) Test Automation
21 27 (10.51%) Visual Studio
21 27 (10.51%) MVC
22 26 (10.12%) Business Intelligence

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 8 (3.11%) Elasticsearch
2 7 (2.72%) nginx
3 6 (2.33%) CMS
3 6 (2.33%) IIS
4 5 (1.95%) Apache
4 5 (1.95%) SharePoint
5 4 (1.56%) WordPress
6 3 (1.17%) Confluence
7 2 (0.78%) Apache Spark
7 2 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.78%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.39%) JBoss
8 1 (0.39%) SAS
8 1 (0.39%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.39%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.39%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 18 (7.00%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (3.50%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.17%) Zeplin
4 2 (0.78%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (0.78%) InVision
4 2 (0.78%) OmniGraffle
4 2 (0.78%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.78%) Sketch
5 1 (0.39%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.39%) Figma
5 1 (0.39%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (1.95%) Magento
1 5 (1.95%) thinkFolio
2 4 (1.56%) Visualfiles
3 3 (1.17%) OpenCart
4 2 (0.78%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 1 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.39%) Oracle Payroll
5 1 (0.39%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 49 (19.07%) Azure
2 41 (15.95%) AWS
3 14 (5.45%) GCP
4 13 (5.06%) AWS CloudFormation
4 13 (5.06%) Power Platform
5 12 (4.67%) Amazon EKS
6 10 (3.89%) SaaS
7 7 (2.72%) Amazon SageMaker
8 6 (2.33%) Office 365
9 4 (1.56%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (1.56%) GitHub
9 4 (1.56%) Yarn
10 3 (1.17%) Azure Data Factory
10 3 (1.17%) IaaS
10 3 (1.17%) PaaS
11 2 (0.78%) Amazon Kinesis
11 2 (0.78%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.78%) CloudFront
11 2 (0.78%) Lucidchart
11 2 (0.78%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.72%) Firewall
2 6 (2.33%) DNS
2 6 (2.33%) WAN
3 5 (1.95%) DHCP
3 5 (1.95%) TCP/IP
3 5 (1.95%) VPN
4 4 (1.56%) MPLS
5 3 (1.17%) BGP
5 3 (1.17%) LAN
5 3 (1.17%) Network Security
5 3 (1.17%) OSPF
5 3 (1.17%) SSL
5 3 (1.17%) VoIP
6 2 (0.78%) 802.11
6 2 (0.78%) ADSL
6 2 (0.78%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (0.78%) EIGRP
6 2 (0.78%) HTTP
6 2 (0.78%) NetScaler
6 2 (0.78%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (16.34%) SQL Server
2 22 (8.56%) MySQL
3 18 (7.00%) Data Warehouse
4 13 (5.06%) Data Lake
4 13 (5.06%) Power BI
5 12 (4.67%) NoSQL
6 9 (3.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 7 (2.72%) BusinessObjects
8 4 (1.56%) Big Data
8 4 (1.56%) Redis
8 4 (1.56%) Relational Database
9 3 (1.17%) Amazon Redshift
9 3 (1.17%) BigQuery
9 3 (1.17%) MongoDB
9 3 (1.17%) QlikView
9 3 (1.17%) Snowflake Schema
10 2 (0.78%) Crystal Reports
10 2 (0.78%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 2 (0.78%) MS Access
10 2 (0.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 27 (10.51%) Visual Studio
2 16 (6.23%) JIRA
3 12 (4.67%) Selenium
4 11 (4.28%) Git (software)
5 10 (3.89%) Jenkins
6 7 (2.72%) Protractor
7 6 (2.33%) TeamCity
8 5 (1.95%) GitLab
8 5 (1.95%) SpecFlow
9 4 (1.56%) Grunt
9 4 (1.56%) gulp
9 4 (1.56%) webpack
9 4 (1.56%) Zephyr
10 3 (1.17%) JUnit
10 3 (1.17%) Maven
11 2 (0.78%) Axure RP
11 2 (0.78%) Cucumber
11 2 (0.78%) Jasmine
12 1 (0.39%) Balsamiq
12 1 (0.39%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 56 (21.79%) Finance
2 20 (7.78%) Retail
3 14 (5.45%) Marketing
4 11 (4.28%) Public Sector
5 5 (1.95%) Law
5 5 (1.95%) Legal
6 3 (1.17%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.78%) Advertising
7 2 (0.78%) Back Office
7 2 (0.78%) Banking
7 2 (0.78%) Games
7 2 (0.78%) Local Government
7 2 (0.78%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.39%) Billing
8 1 (0.39%) Digital Economy
8 1 (0.39%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.39%) Social Housing
Job Titles
1 67 (26.07%) Developer
2 33 (12.84%) Analyst
3 23 (8.95%) Software Engineer
4 19 (7.39%) Software Developer
5 17 (6.61%) .NET Developer
5 17 (6.61%) PHP Developer
6 16 (6.23%) Architect
7 15 (5.84%) DevOps Engineer
7 15 (5.84%) Solutions Architect
8 14 (5.45%) .NET Architect
8 14 (5.45%) .NET Solutions Architect
8 14 (5.45%) C# Developer
9 12 (4.67%) AWS Engineer
9 12 (4.67%) C# Software Developer
10 10 (3.89%) .NET Software Developer
10 10 (3.89%) Business Analyst
10 10 (3.89%) C# .NET Developer
10 10 (3.89%) C# Architect
10 10 (3.89%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 10 (3.89%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (27.24%) .NET
2 47 (18.29%) HTML
3 39 (15.18%) React
4 34 (13.23%) CSS
5 32 (12.45%) ASP.NET
6 29 (11.28%) Node.js
7 24 (9.34%) AngularJS
8 20 (7.78%) .NET Core
8 20 (7.78%) .NET Framework
8 20 (7.78%) Blazor
9 13 (5.06%) ASP.NET MVC
9 13 (5.06%) HTML5
10 12 (4.67%) jQuery
10 12 (4.67%) Web Services
11 11 (4.28%) Laravel
11 11 (4.28%) XML
12 10 (3.89%) ASP.NET Core
13 9 (3.50%) Entity Framework
14 8 (3.11%) ASP.NET Web API
14 8 (3.11%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 117 (45.53%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (9.34%) User Experience
3 12 (4.67%) Self-Motivation
4 10 (3.89%) Enterprise Cloud
5 8 (3.11%) Management Information System
6 7 (2.72%) e-Learning
6 7 (2.72%) Mobile App
7 4 (1.56%) EPoS
7 4 (1.56%) Linux Command Line
8 3 (1.17%) Data Centre
8 3 (1.17%) Greenfield Project
8 3 (1.17%) Security Operations Centre
9 2 (0.78%) Cloud Native
9 2 (0.78%) Clustering
9 2 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.78%) Social Media
9 2 (0.78%) Wiki
10 1 (0.39%) Driving Licence
10 1 (0.39%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 29 (11.28%) Linux
2 19 (7.39%) Windows
3 6 (2.33%) Windows Server
4 4 (1.56%) Windows 10
4 4 (1.56%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (0.78%) DC/OS
5 2 (0.78%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.39%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.39%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (45.14%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (17.12%) Software Engineering
3 42 (16.34%) DevOps
4 31 (12.06%) Change Management
5 28 (10.89%) Microservices
6 27 (10.51%) MVC
6 27 (10.51%) Test Automation
7 26 (10.12%) Business Intelligence
7 26 (10.12%) Computer Science
7 26 (10.12%) Project Management
8 24 (9.34%) E-Commerce
8 24 (9.34%) User Stories
9 22 (8.56%) Front End Development
10 21 (8.17%) TDD
11 20 (7.78%) OO
11 20 (7.78%) SDLC
12 19 (7.39%) Use Case
13 18 (7.00%) OOP
14 17 (6.61%) Enterprise Architecture
15 16 (6.23%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 74 (28.79%) C#
2 67 (26.07%) JavaScript
3 58 (22.57%) SQL
4 31 (12.06%) Python
5 24 (9.34%) Java
6 21 (8.17%) PHP
7 14 (5.45%) Go
7 14 (5.45%) TypeScript
8 10 (3.89%) Ruby
9 7 (2.72%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 7 (2.72%) PowerShell
9 7 (2.72%) R
10 5 (1.95%) ES6
11 3 (1.17%) ActionScript
11 3 (1.17%) ActionScript 2.0
11 3 (1.17%) VB.NET
11 3 (1.17%) VBA
12 2 (0.78%) C++
12 2 (0.78%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.39%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 33 (12.84%) Degree
2 20 (7.78%) Computer Science Degree
3 14 (5.45%) AWS Certification
4 4 (1.56%) ISTQB
4 4 (1.56%) TOGAF Certification
5 3 (1.17%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (1.17%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.78%) CCNA
6 2 (0.78%) CCNP
6 2 (0.78%) MCSA
7 1 (0.39%) CCIE
7 1 (0.39%) CCIE Service Provider
7 1 (0.39%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (10.51%) QA
2 6 (2.33%) GDPR
3 5 (1.95%) SLA
4 4 (1.56%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.78%) COBIT
5 2 (0.78%) NCSC
5 2 (0.78%) NIST
System Software
1 29 (11.28%) Docker
2 11 (4.28%) Active Directory
3 5 (1.95%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.78%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 2 (0.78%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.39%) Firmware
5 1 (0.39%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 29 (11.28%) Kubernetes
2 18 (7.00%) Puppet
3 17 (6.61%) Terraform
4 13 (5.06%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (3.50%) Ansible
6 3 (1.17%) Prometheus
7 2 (0.78%) Failover Clustering
7 2 (0.78%) FortiGate
7 2 (0.78%) Grafana
7 2 (0.78%) Marathon
7 2 (0.78%) Mesos
8 1 (0.39%) Nagios
8 1 (0.39%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 52 (20.23%) Microsoft
2 10 (3.89%) SaltStack
3 9 (3.50%) Google
4 8 (3.11%) Oracle
4 8 (3.11%) Zend
5 7 (2.72%) Cognos
6 6 (2.33%) Databricks
6 6 (2.33%) SAP
6 6 (2.33%) VMware
7 4 (1.56%) Citrix
8 3 (1.17%) Cisco
8 3 (1.17%) Fortinet
8 3 (1.17%) Sage
8 3 (1.17%) Veeam
9 2 (0.78%) Atlassian
9 2 (0.78%) Draytek
9 2 (0.78%) F5
9 2 (0.78%) ServiceNow
9 2 (0.78%) Sophos
9 2 (0.78%) Xamarin