Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Problem-Solving
North West > Manchester
6 months to
21 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 17 26 18
Rank change year-on-year +9 -8 +11
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 577 224 732
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Manchester 10.31% 8.48% 11.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.82% 9.08% 11.91%
Number of salaries quoted 341 193 435
10th Percentile £29,500 £32,500 £22,750
25th Percentile £37,750 £37,460 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year - +11.11% +12.50%
75th Percentile £67,500 £63,750 £56,625
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £67,500
North West median annual salary £45,250 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +0.56% +5.88% +3.66%

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 5,332 2,467 6,144
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 95.27% 93.45% 94.65%
Number of salaries quoted 4,004 2,204 4,914
10th Percentile £32,500 £33,750 £28,750
25th Percentile £40,250 £41,250 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £52,500 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year - +10.53% +5.56%
75th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £60,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £72,500 £70,484
North West median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 - 22 £25,625 - 7
Bury +9 10 £45,000 +130.77% 1
Stockport -3 10 £20,500 -51.76% 6
Altrincham -1 5 £23,500 -35.62% 2
Salford -8 4 £55,000 +42.35% 17
Ashton-under-Lyne - 4 £40,000 -
Oldham - 3 £45,000 - 4
Rochdale - 3 £45,000 - 1
Wigan -1 2 £31,250 -30.56% 1
Cheadle - 2 £22,500 - 6
Sale +1 1 £35,000 +66.67% 1
Problem-Solving
North West

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 284 (49.22%) Social Skills
2 277 (48.01%) Agile Software Development
3 173 (29.98%) DevOps
4 156 (27.04%) Analytical Skills
5 137 (23.74%) Microsoft
6 130 (22.53%) Azure
7 109 (18.89%) Terraform
8 108 (18.72%) Docker
9 104 (18.02%) Software Engineering
9 104 (18.02%) SQL
10 102 (17.68%) Analytics
11 97 (16.81%) Retail
12 95 (16.46%) AWS
13 94 (16.29%) Service Delivery
13 94 (16.29%) Finance
13 94 (16.29%) Kubernetes
14 92 (15.94%) JavaScript
15 90 (15.60%) Jenkins
16 86 (14.90%) Scrum
17 84 (14.56%) Linux
18 76 (13.17%) C#
19 75 (13.00%) Line Management
20 73 (12.65%) Java
20 73 (12.65%) .NET
21 71 (12.31%) SQL Server
21 71 (12.31%) Infrastructure as Code
22 70 (12.13%) Python
23 67 (11.61%) Configuration Management
24 64 (11.09%) Microsoft Office
24 64 (11.09%) TDD

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 15 (2.60%) IIS
2 13 (2.25%) CMS
3 12 (2.08%) nginx
4 10 (1.73%) Apache
5 9 (1.56%) SharePoint
6 8 (1.39%) Apache Solr
7 7 (1.21%) MS Exchange
8 5 (0.87%) Elasticsearch
8 5 (0.87%) Umbraco
9 4 (0.69%) OpenStack
9 4 (0.69%) SAS
10 2 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2010
10 2 (0.35%) Headless CMS
10 2 (0.35%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.35%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.17%) Confluence
11 1 (0.17%) Drupal
11 1 (0.17%) JBoss
11 1 (0.17%) WebLogic
Applications
1 64 (11.09%) Microsoft Office
2 52 (9.01%) Microsoft Excel
3 16 (2.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (1.73%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.87%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.52%) Figma
6 3 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.35%) Adobe XD
8 1 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.17%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.17%) SOLIDWORKS
8 1 (0.17%) SPSS
8 1 (0.17%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 17 (2.95%) Maximo
2 3 (0.52%) NetSuite
3 2 (0.35%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.35%) IBM Planning Analytics
3 2 (0.35%) iTrent
4 1 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.17%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
4 1 (0.17%) JDE OneWorld
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle Payroll
Cloud Services
1 130 (22.53%) Azure
2 95 (16.46%) AWS
3 42 (7.28%) Serverless
4 39 (6.76%) Pulumi
5 38 (6.59%) GitHub
6 30 (5.20%) Amazon EKS
7 24 (4.16%) AWS CloudFormation
7 24 (4.16%) Microsoft 365
8 21 (3.64%) Power Platform
9 20 (3.47%) Azure Cosmos DB
10 16 (2.77%) Datadog
11 15 (2.60%) AWS Lambda
11 15 (2.60%) GCP
12 13 (2.25%) SaaS
13 12 (2.08%) Azure Service Bus
13 12 (2.08%) ServiceMax
14 8 (1.39%) Amazon ECS
14 8 (1.39%) GitHub Actions
14 8 (1.39%) mabl
15 7 (1.21%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 18 (3.12%) Ethernet
1 18 (3.12%) Modbus
1 18 (3.12%) RS-422
2 13 (2.25%) Firewall
2 13 (2.25%) TCP/IP
3 10 (1.73%) Internet
4 9 (1.56%) DHCP
4 9 (1.56%) DNS
4 9 (1.56%) WAN
5 8 (1.39%) HTTP
5 8 (1.39%) LAN
6 7 (1.21%) Network Security
6 7 (1.21%) Wireless
7 6 (1.04%) IP Telephony
7 6 (1.04%) Remote Desktop
7 6 (1.04%) Wireshark
8 2 (0.35%) FTP
8 2 (0.35%) Softphone
8 2 (0.35%) SSH
8 2 (0.35%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (12.31%) SQL Server
2 40 (6.93%) MySQL
3 28 (4.85%) MongoDB
3 28 (4.85%) Redis
4 27 (4.68%) Big Data
5 24 (4.16%) Data Warehouse
6 21 (3.64%) NoSQL
6 21 (3.64%) PostgreSQL
6 21 (3.64%) Power BI
7 19 (3.29%) Azure SQL Database
7 19 (3.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 17 (2.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 16 (2.77%) MariaDB
10 9 (1.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 8 (1.39%) Couchbase
11 8 (1.39%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
11 8 (1.39%) Relational Database
12 7 (1.21%) SQL Server 2014
13 6 (1.04%) Oracle Database
13 6 (1.04%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 90 (15.60%) Jenkins
2 54 (9.36%) JIRA
3 51 (8.84%) Git (software)
4 25 (4.33%) Visual Studio
5 17 (2.95%) Team Foundation Server
6 13 (2.25%) Selenium
7 11 (1.91%) JUnit
8 8 (1.39%) Android Studio
8 8 (1.39%) Octopus Deploy
9 6 (1.04%) Cucumber
9 6 (1.04%) fastlane
9 6 (1.04%) gulp
9 6 (1.04%) Maven
10 5 (0.87%) Artifactory
10 5 (0.87%) GitLab
10 5 (0.87%) TeamCity
11 4 (0.69%) Bitbucket
11 4 (0.69%) Protractor
11 4 (0.69%) SonarQube
11 4 (0.69%) webpack
General
1 284 (49.22%) Social Skills
2 156 (27.04%) Analytical Skills
3 97 (16.81%) Retail
4 94 (16.29%) Finance
5 45 (7.80%) Organisational Skills
6 27 (4.68%) Manufacturing
7 22 (3.81%) Influencing Skills
7 22 (3.81%) Public Sector
8 21 (3.64%) Inclusion and Diversity
9 19 (3.29%) French Language
10 16 (2.77%) Presentation Skills
11 15 (2.60%) Law
12 14 (2.43%) Marketing
13 12 (2.08%) Back Office
14 11 (1.91%) Games
15 10 (1.73%) Legal
16 9 (1.56%) Pharmaceutical
17 7 (1.21%) Telecoms
18 5 (0.87%) Banking
19 4 (0.69%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 103 (17.85%) Developer
2 80 (13.86%) Analyst
2 80 (13.86%) DevOps Engineer
3 64 (11.09%) Software Engineer
4 27 (4.68%) Java Developer
5 25 (4.33%) AWS Engineer
5 25 (4.33%) Test Engineer
6 24 (4.16%) AWS DevOps
6 24 (4.16%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 22 (3.81%) Senior DevOps
7 22 (3.81%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 21 (3.64%) Software Test Engineer
9 20 (3.47%) Senior Developer
10 19 (3.29%) Project Manager
11 16 (2.77%) Azure DevOps
11 16 (2.77%) Azure DevOps Engineer
11 16 (2.77%) Azure Engineer
12 15 (2.60%) Coordinator
12 15 (2.60%) Senior Software Engineer
13 14 (2.43%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (12.65%) .NET
2 56 (9.71%) React
3 43 (7.45%) CSS
4 41 (7.11%) REST
5 38 (6.59%) HTML
6 37 (6.41%) Spring
7 33 (5.72%) AngularJS
8 28 (4.85%) .NET Core
9 26 (4.51%) .NET Framework
9 26 (4.51%) GraphQL
10 23 (3.99%) Hibernate
10 23 (3.99%) JavaBeans
10 23 (3.99%) Middleware
11 22 (3.81%) XML
12 21 (3.64%) RESTful
13 18 (3.12%) Vue.js
14 17 (2.95%) Node.js
14 17 (2.95%) RabbitMQ
15 16 (2.77%) ARM Templates
15 16 (2.77%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 48 (8.32%) Self-Motivation
2 44 (7.63%) Management Information System
3 34 (5.89%) User Experience
4 24 (4.16%) Enterprise Cloud
5 20 (3.47%) Greenfield Project
6 16 (2.77%) Data Protection Act
6 16 (2.77%) Linux Command Line
7 9 (1.56%) Public Cloud
7 9 (1.56%) Reinsurance
8 6 (1.04%) Data Centre
8 6 (1.04%) iPhone
9 5 (0.87%) Analytical Mindset
9 5 (0.87%) EPoS
9 5 (0.87%) NHS
10 4 (0.69%) Cardano
10 4 (0.69%) Driving Licence
11 3 (0.52%) Mobile App
11 3 (0.52%) Private Cloud
12 2 (0.35%) Cyberthreat
12 2 (0.35%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 84 (14.56%) Linux
2 50 (8.67%) Windows
3 21 (3.64%) Android
4 16 (2.77%) Windows Server
5 12 (2.08%) Apple iOS
6 10 (1.73%) Unix
7 8 (1.39%) Windows 10
8 4 (0.69%) Windows 7
9 3 (0.52%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (0.52%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.35%) Solaris
10 2 (0.35%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.35%) Windows Server 2016
11 1 (0.17%) HPUX
11 1 (0.17%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.17%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2019
11 1 (0.17%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 277 (48.01%) Agile Software Development
2 173 (29.98%) DevOps
3 104 (18.02%) Software Engineering
4 102 (17.68%) Analytics
5 94 (16.29%) Service Delivery
6 86 (14.90%) Scrum
7 75 (13.00%) Line Management
8 71 (12.31%) Infrastructure as Code
9 67 (11.61%) Configuration Management
10 64 (11.09%) Microservices
10 64 (11.09%) TDD
11 60 (10.40%) Coaching
11 60 (10.40%) Facilities Management
12 50 (8.67%) Continuous Improvement
13 48 (8.32%) Project Management
14 47 (8.15%) SDLC
15 46 (7.97%) Information Security
16 42 (7.28%) Change Management
17 41 (7.11%) Mentoring
18 39 (6.76%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 104 (18.02%) SQL
2 92 (15.94%) JavaScript
3 76 (13.17%) C#
4 73 (12.65%) Java
5 70 (12.13%) Python
6 54 (9.36%) TypeScript
7 42 (7.28%) Ruby
8 41 (7.11%) Go
9 37 (6.41%) PHP
10 36 (6.24%) PowerShell
11 32 (5.55%) C
12 29 (5.03%) Bash Shell
13 27 (4.68%) Java 8
14 24 (4.16%) C++
15 20 (3.47%) T-SQL
16 17 (2.95%) Groovy
17 13 (2.25%) VBA
18 8 (1.39%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
18 8 (1.39%) Kotlin
19 7 (1.21%) Perl
Qualifications
1 62 (10.75%) Security Cleared
2 58 (10.05%) Degree
3 57 (9.88%) SC Cleared
4 35 (6.07%) Computer Science Degree
5 24 (4.16%) AWS Certification
6 13 (2.25%) DBS Check
7 6 (1.04%) OCP
7 6 (1.04%) Oracle Certification
8 4 (0.69%) APMP
8 4 (0.69%) ISTQB
8 4 (0.69%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (0.69%) TOGAF Certification
9 3 (0.52%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.35%) CISSP
10 2 (0.35%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.35%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 2 (0.35%) Master's Degree
10 2 (0.35%) OSCP
10 2 (0.35%) PMP
11 1 (0.17%) RIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (5.72%) SLA
2 24 (4.16%) QA
3 9 (1.56%) Cyber Essentials
4 8 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (1.21%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 6 (1.04%) GDPR
6 6 (1.04%) ISO 22301
6 6 (1.04%) PMO
7 1 (0.17%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.17%) GMP
7 1 (0.17%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 108 (18.72%) Docker
2 21 (3.64%) Active Directory
3 9 (1.56%) Hyper-V
4 8 (1.39%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.35%) Ceph
6 1 (0.17%) Firmware
6 1 (0.17%) KVM
6 1 (0.17%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.17%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 109 (18.89%) Terraform
2 94 (16.29%) Kubernetes
3 55 (9.53%) Ansible
4 43 (7.45%) Opscode Chef
5 39 (6.76%) Puppet
6 21 (3.64%) Grafana
6 21 (3.64%) Prometheus
7 7 (1.21%) Microsoft Intune
8 6 (1.04%) CloudForms
9 5 (0.87%) Salt
10 4 (0.69%) Rancher
10 4 (0.69%) Rsyslog
11 2 (0.35%) Jamf Pro
11 2 (0.35%) Nessus
11 2 (0.35%) WSUS
12 1 (0.17%) Istio
12 1 (0.17%) SCCM
12 1 (0.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 137 (23.74%) Microsoft
2 40 (6.93%) SaltStack
3 17 (2.95%) Oracle
4 16 (2.77%) New Relic
5 13 (2.25%) Salesforce.com
6 10 (1.73%) VMware
7 8 (1.39%) Red Hat
8 7 (1.21%) TOWER Software
9 6 (1.04%) Cisco
9 6 (1.04%) Google
9 6 (1.04%) SAP
9 6 (1.04%) Siemens
10 5 (0.87%) FactSet
10 5 (0.87%) IBM
11 4 (0.69%) Adobe
11 4 (0.69%) Citrix
11 4 (0.69%) Xamarin
12 3 (0.52%) Cognos
12 3 (0.52%) HP
12 3 (0.52%) Sage