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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 4 July 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Problem-Solving
North West > Manchester
6 months to
4 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 12 15 24
Rank change year-on-year +3 +9 -6
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 878 529 323
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Manchester 14.30% 11.48% 8.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 15.09% 12.18% 9.56%
Number of salaries quoted 386 337 233
10th Percentile £26,500 £30,000 £28,550
25th Percentile £37,500 £36,875 £33,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £47,500 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year - +11.76% +6.25%
75th Percentile £63,750 £67,500 £57,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £72,500 £70,000
North West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +8.43% +3.75%

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 5,817 4,344 3,377
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 94.72% 94.29% 93.75%
Number of salaries quoted 3,749 3,331 2,774
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £31,500
25th Percentile £41,250 £38,750 £39,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - +11.11%
75th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £78,750 £71,250
North West median annual salary £52,500 £49,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +6.06% -1.00% +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 4 July 2022.

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 4 July 2022. 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
Jobs
Salford +1 27 £52,250 -5.00% 4
Altrincham +1 25 £27,500 -24.66%
Oldham +1 23 - - 2
Rochdale +1 19 £28,000 -30.00% 2
Bolton 0 19 £55,000 +57.14% 4
Sale 0 17 - - 4
Bury +4 14 - - 2
Ashton-under-Lyne 0 12 - -
Stockport -12 9 £32,000 -10.49% 6
Cheadle -5 6 - - 1
Wigan +1 3 £41,250 - 4
Problem-Solving
North West

For the 6 months to 4 July 2022, 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.

1 332 (37.81%) Social Skills
2 291 (33.14%) Agile
3 260 (29.61%) Analytical Skills
4 224 (25.51%) Coaching
5 200 (22.78%) Continuous Improvement
6 197 (22.44%) Organisational Skills
7 191 (21.75%) Finance
8 182 (20.73%) Microsoft
9 162 (18.45%) Azure
10 159 (18.11%) GDPR
11 158 (18.00%) Mentoring
12 153 (17.43%) People Management
13 148 (16.86%) NHS
14 147 (16.74%) Data Entry
15 134 (15.26%) Software Engineering
15 134 (15.26%) AWS
16 130 (14.81%) SQL
17 128 (14.58%) Degree
18 119 (13.55%) DevOps
19 117 (13.33%) CI/CD
20 112 (12.76%) Self-Motivation
21 110 (12.53%) Time Management
21 110 (12.53%) Project Management
22 106 (12.07%) Analytics
23 105 (11.96%) Java
23 105 (11.96%) Python
24 98 (11.16%) SQL Server
25 97 (11.05%) .NET
25 97 (11.05%) JavaScript
26 95 (10.82%) Test Automation

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 40 (4.56%) SAS
2 35 (3.99%) SharePoint
3 17 (1.94%) IIS
4 16 (1.82%) Apache
5 15 (1.71%) Umbraco
6 10 (1.14%) Apache Spark
6 10 (1.14%) CMS
7 9 (1.03%) IBM HTTP Server
7 9 (1.03%) Sitefinity
8 7 (0.80%) Confluence
9 2 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (0.23%) MS Exchange
9 2 (0.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.11%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.11%) nginx
Applications
1 53 (6.04%) Microsoft Office
2 36 (4.10%) Microsoft Excel
3 25 (2.85%) InVision
3 25 (2.85%) Sketch
4 14 (1.59%) Adobe Illustrator
4 14 (1.59%) Photoshop
5 11 (1.25%) Microsoft Project
5 11 (1.25%) Zeplin
6 9 (1.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 7 (0.80%) Adobe Captivate
7 7 (0.80%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 5 (0.57%) Spreadsheet
9 4 (0.46%) Maple
10 2 (0.23%) MS Visio
11 1 (0.11%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 2 (0.23%) thinkFolio
1 2 (0.23%) Unit4 Business World
2 1 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.11%) Kondor
2 1 (0.11%) Magento
2 1 (0.11%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.11%) SAP Business ByDesign
2 1 (0.11%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 162 (18.45%) Azure
2 134 (15.26%) AWS
3 65 (7.40%) Microsoft 365
4 54 (6.15%) GCP
5 52 (5.92%) GitHub
6 46 (5.24%) Power Platform
7 39 (4.44%) SaaS
8 29 (3.30%) Snowflake
9 27 (3.08%) Azure Sentinel
9 27 (3.08%) Figma
9 27 (3.08%) Serverless
10 23 (2.62%) Matillion
11 20 (2.28%) Azure Cosmos DB
12 15 (1.71%) Slack
13 11 (1.25%) Adobe Creative Cloud
14 10 (1.14%) Azure DevOps
14 10 (1.14%) Azure Service Bus
14 10 (1.14%) Cloud Computing
15 9 (1.03%) Contentstack
16 8 (0.91%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 39 (4.44%) Firewall
2 20 (2.28%) DNS
3 18 (2.05%) DHCP
4 14 (1.59%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
5 13 (1.48%) TCP/IP
6 12 (1.37%) Network Security
7 10 (1.14%) HTTP
7 10 (1.14%) Internet
8 6 (0.68%) Cisco IOS
9 5 (0.57%) FTP
9 5 (0.57%) IPsec
9 5 (0.57%) WAN
9 5 (0.57%) WebEx
9 5 (0.57%) Wireless
10 4 (0.46%) tcpdump
10 4 (0.46%) VPN
10 4 (0.46%) Wireshark
11 3 (0.34%) LAN
11 3 (0.34%) SSL
12 2 (0.23%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 98 (11.16%) SQL Server
2 51 (5.81%) MySQL
3 43 (4.90%) Data Warehouse
4 42 (4.78%) MongoDB
5 37 (4.21%) Power BI
6 36 (4.10%) NoSQL
6 36 (4.10%) Relational Database
7 23 (2.62%) Data Lake
8 20 (2.28%) Tableau
9 16 (1.82%) Big Data
10 15 (1.71%) Neo4j
11 14 (1.59%) DynamoDB
11 14 (1.59%) Hadoop
12 13 (1.48%) Oracle Database
12 13 (1.48%) PostgreSQL
13 12 (1.37%) Data Mart
13 12 (1.37%) Semantic Layer
14 11 (1.25%) Apache Cassandra
14 11 (1.25%) Qlik Sense
14 11 (1.25%) Redis
Development Applications
1 43 (4.90%) Git (software)
2 38 (4.33%) GitLab
3 30 (3.42%) Selenium
4 27 (3.08%) JIRA
5 22 (2.51%) Postman
6 21 (2.39%) Robot Framework
7 20 (2.28%) Cypress.io
7 20 (2.28%) Jenkins
8 19 (2.16%) SonarQube
9 8 (0.91%) CircleCI
9 8 (0.91%) Travis CI
10 7 (0.80%) JMeter
11 6 (0.68%) Maven
11 6 (0.68%) Visual Studio
12 4 (0.46%) Appium
12 4 (0.46%) Gerrit
12 4 (0.46%) JUnit
12 4 (0.46%) Subversion
12 4 (0.46%) Team Foundation Server
13 3 (0.34%) Cucumber
General
1 332 (37.81%) Social Skills
2 260 (29.61%) Analytical Skills
3 197 (22.44%) Organisational Skills
4 191 (21.75%) Finance
5 86 (9.79%) Legal
6 79 (9.00%) Retail
7 69 (7.86%) Public Sector
8 58 (6.61%) Presentation Skills
9 54 (6.15%) Automotive
10 51 (5.81%) Law
10 51 (5.81%) Marketing
11 48 (5.47%) Inclusion and Diversity
12 39 (4.44%) Manufacturing
13 38 (4.33%) Banking
14 27 (3.08%) Telecoms
15 23 (2.62%) Local Government
16 22 (2.51%) Police
17 20 (2.28%) Influencing Skills
18 18 (2.05%) Electronics
19 17 (1.94%) Games
Job Titles
1 153 (17.43%) Team Leader
2 135 (15.38%) Developer
3 104 (11.85%) Analyst
4 84 (9.57%) Software Engineer
5 61 (6.95%) Administrator
6 58 (6.61%) Data Administrator
7 36 (4.10%) Graduate
7 36 (4.10%) Senior Software Engineer
8 34 (3.87%) Software Developer
9 30 (3.42%) Programmer
9 30 (3.42%) Statistical Programmer
10 28 (3.19%) Senior Developer
11 27 (3.08%) .NET Developer
11 27 (3.08%) Data Engineer
11 27 (3.08%) Support Analyst
12 26 (2.96%) Designer
13 25 (2.85%) Data Analyst
14 22 (2.51%) Senior Programmer
14 22 (2.51%) Senior Statistical Programmer
15 21 (2.39%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 97 (11.05%) .NET
2 94 (10.71%) React
3 80 (9.11%) HTML
4 68 (7.74%) RESTful
5 63 (7.18%) CSS
6 50 (5.69%) Spring
7 46 (5.24%) Node.js
8 38 (4.33%) HTML5
9 35 (3.99%) .NET Core
9 35 (3.99%) Spring Boot
10 34 (3.87%) AngularJS
11 30 (3.42%) XML
12 26 (2.96%) JSON
12 26 (2.96%) REST
13 22 (2.51%) Vue.js
14 19 (2.16%) Puppeteer
15 16 (1.82%) ASP.NET
15 16 (1.82%) Gherkin
15 16 (1.82%) Kafka
15 16 (1.82%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 148 (16.86%) NHS
2 112 (12.76%) Self-Motivation
3 84 (9.57%) User Experience
4 50 (5.69%) Management Information System
5 36 (4.10%) Cloud Native
6 35 (3.99%) Data Protection Act
7 32 (3.64%) Mobile App
8 26 (2.96%) Data Centre
9 23 (2.62%) Data Structures
10 16 (1.82%) Renewable Energy
11 15 (1.71%) IoT
12 14 (1.59%) Blog
12 14 (1.59%) Low-Code
13 12 (1.37%) Driving Licence
14 11 (1.25%) e-Learning
14 11 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
14 11 (1.25%) Social Media
15 10 (1.14%) Algorithms
15 10 (1.14%) Greenfield Project
16 9 (1.03%) Cyberattack
Operating Systems
1 89 (10.14%) Windows
2 50 (5.69%) Linux
3 48 (5.47%) Windows Server
4 28 (3.19%) Windows 10
5 25 (2.85%) Android
5 25 (2.85%) Apple iOS
6 16 (1.82%) Windows Server 2008
6 16 (1.82%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (1.37%) Windows Server 2016
8 8 (0.91%) Mac OS X
9 7 (0.80%) Unix
10 4 (0.46%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.23%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.23%) Windows 2000 Server
11 2 (0.23%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.11%) CentOS
12 1 (0.11%) Solaris
12 1 (0.11%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 291 (33.14%) Agile
2 224 (25.51%) Coaching
3 200 (22.78%) Continuous Improvement
4 158 (18.00%) Mentoring
5 153 (17.43%) People Management
6 147 (16.74%) Data Entry
7 134 (15.26%) Software Engineering
8 119 (13.55%) DevOps
9 117 (13.33%) CI/CD
10 110 (12.53%) Project Management
10 110 (12.53%) Time Management
11 106 (12.07%) Analytics
12 95 (10.82%) Test Automation
13 82 (9.34%) TDD
14 78 (8.88%) OO
15 74 (8.43%) Continuous Integration
16 73 (8.31%) ITIL
17 69 (7.86%) Cybersecurity
18 65 (7.40%) Microservices
19 58 (6.61%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 130 (14.81%) SQL
2 105 (11.96%) Java
2 105 (11.96%) Python
3 97 (11.05%) JavaScript
4 94 (10.71%) C#
5 48 (5.47%) C++
6 26 (2.96%) PowerShell
7 24 (2.73%) Ruby
7 24 (2.73%) TypeScript
8 19 (2.16%) PHP
8 19 (2.16%) R
9 17 (1.94%) T-SQL
10 16 (1.82%) ES6
10 16 (1.82%) Go
11 15 (1.71%) ES7
11 15 (1.71%) ES8
11 15 (1.71%) Scala
12 12 (1.37%) Apple Swift
12 12 (1.37%) C
12 12 (1.37%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 128 (14.58%) Degree
2 29 (3.30%) Security Cleared
3 24 (2.73%) SC Cleared
4 23 (2.62%) Microsoft Certification
5 15 (1.71%) Master's Degree
6 12 (1.37%) CISSP
7 11 (1.25%) Computer Science Degree
7 11 (1.25%) DBS Check
8 7 (0.80%) SSCP
9 5 (0.57%) ACCA
9 5 (0.57%) CEH
9 5 (0.57%) CIMA
9 5 (0.57%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (0.57%) Network+ Certification
10 4 (0.46%) CTC Cleared
10 4 (0.46%) DV Cleared
10 4 (0.46%) GCIA
10 4 (0.46%) GCIH
10 4 (0.46%) GSEC
10 4 (0.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 159 (18.11%) GDPR
2 40 (4.56%) SLA
3 35 (3.99%) Data Quality
4 31 (3.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 30 (3.42%) Good Clinical Practice
6 25 (2.85%) QA
7 24 (2.73%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 22 (2.51%) CDISC
9 18 (2.05%) GRC
10 17 (1.94%) PMO
11 16 (1.82%) Accessibility
12 14 (1.59%) PCI DSS
13 7 (0.80%) COBIT
13 7 (0.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 6 (0.68%) NIST
15 1 (0.11%) COSO
15 1 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials
15 1 (0.11%) GAAP
System Software
1 41 (4.67%) Active Directory
1 41 (4.67%) Docker
2 29 (3.30%) Hyper-V
2 29 (3.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.46%) Postfix
3 4 (0.46%) Snort
3 4 (0.46%) Terminal Services
4 2 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.11%) BitLocker
5 1 (0.11%) Firmware
5 1 (0.11%) vSphere
5 1 (0.11%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 48 (5.47%) Kubernetes
2 27 (3.08%) Grafana
3 26 (2.96%) Prometheus
4 23 (2.62%) Terraform
5 19 (2.16%) SCCM
6 12 (1.37%) Microsoft Intune
7 8 (0.91%) Ansible
8 4 (0.46%) EnCase
8 4 (0.46%) FTK
8 4 (0.46%) Pacemaker
8 4 (0.46%) Podman
9 3 (0.34%) Docker Swarm
10 2 (0.23%) Control-M
10 2 (0.23%) FortiGate
10 2 (0.23%) HP Quality Center
10 2 (0.23%) Oozie
10 2 (0.23%) Opscode Chef
11 1 (0.11%) Nagios
11 1 (0.11%) Puppet
11 1 (0.11%) WSUS
Vendors
1 182 (20.73%) Microsoft
2 53 (6.04%) Cisco
3 45 (5.13%) Google
3 45 (5.13%) Oracle
4 43 (4.90%) VMware
5 20 (2.28%) Salesforce.com
6 19 (2.16%) Adobe
7 15 (1.71%) MuleSoft
8 14 (1.59%) Apple
8 14 (1.59%) Cadence
8 14 (1.59%) Databricks
8 14 (1.59%) DocuSign
8 14 (1.59%) Informatica
8 14 (1.59%) SAP
9 11 (1.25%) Dell
9 11 (1.25%) Hitachi
10 10 (1.14%) Xamarin
11 9 (1.03%) HP
12 7 (0.80%) Teradata
13 6 (0.68%) Zend