Period
to 21 November 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 21 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Problem-Solving
North West > Manchester
6 months to
21 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 30 28 38
Rank change year-on-year -2 +10 -15
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 574 724 476
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 7.80% 9.05% 6.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.63% 9.82% 6.87%
Number of salaries quoted 438 527 415
Manchester median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% +5.63%
10th Percentile £21,175 £24,000 £22,200
90th Percentile £63,750 £70,000 £56,250
North West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year - +14.29% -4.11%

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 6,655 7,374 6,927
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 90.43% 92.14% 92.73%
Number of salaries quoted 5,511 6,098 5,935
Manchester median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,530 £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 21 November 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 21 November 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 +15 57 £25,250 -27.86% 4
Salford +2 21 £35,000 -6.67% 9
Altrincham -22 21 £42,250 +12.67% 5
Bolton +20 14 £35,000 -12.50% 9
Wigan -3 8 £37,500 -14.29% 3
Heywood - 7 £42,500 -
Cheadle +8 6 £32,500 -20.25% 3
Oldham 0 4 £27,500 -38.89% 1
Rochdale -10 3 £22,500 -39.19% 7
Bury -14 2 £24,500 - 7
Sale -5 1 £22,500 -28.57% 1
Problem-Solving
North West

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 232 (40.42%) Analytical Skills
2 173 (30.14%) Agile Software Development
3 120 (20.91%) Microsoft
4 108 (18.82%) Windows
5 103 (17.94%) JavaScript
6 102 (17.77%) Finance
7 101 (17.60%) SQL
8 97 (16.90%) C#
9 94 (16.38%) .NET
10 91 (15.85%) Degree
11 87 (15.16%) SQL Server
12 78 (13.59%) HTML
13 68 (11.85%) Active Directory
14 64 (11.15%) Marketing
15 62 (10.80%) Coaching
16 61 (10.63%) CSS
17 59 (10.28%) Project Management
17 59 (10.28%) Decision-Making
18 57 (9.93%) Linux
18 57 (9.93%) Java
19 56 (9.76%) VMware
20 55 (9.58%) Microsoft Azure
21 53 (9.23%) Mentoring
21 53 (9.23%) Scrum
22 52 (9.06%) Continuous Integration
23 51 (8.89%) ASP.NET
24 50 (8.71%) Analytics
25 49 (8.54%) Presales
26 48 (8.36%) User Experience
26 48 (8.36%) Retail

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 30 (5.23%) MS Exchange
2 22 (3.83%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (2.44%) Alfresco
3 14 (2.44%) SharePoint
4 10 (1.74%) Skype for Business
5 8 (1.39%) Confluence
6 7 (1.22%) Cloud Foundry
6 7 (1.22%) CMS
7 6 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2013
7 6 (1.05%) IIS
8 4 (0.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 3 (0.52%) Apache Spark
9 3 (0.52%) SAS
9 3 (0.52%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.17%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.17%) NetWeaver
10 1 (0.17%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.17%) WordPress
Applications
1 37 (6.45%) Microsoft Office
2 24 (4.18%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (1.74%) Photoshop
4 9 (1.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 7 (1.22%) Adobe Illustrator
5 7 (1.22%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.52%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.35%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.35%) SPSS
8 1 (0.17%) Adobe Captivate
8 1 (0.17%) InDesign
8 1 (0.17%) InVision
Business Applications
1 22 (3.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (2.26%) Dynamics AX
3 9 (1.57%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 5 (0.87%) Magento
4 5 (0.87%) Oracle ERP
4 5 (0.87%) SAP S/4HANA
5 4 (0.70%) Oracle Financials
5 4 (0.70%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 4 (0.70%) SAP APO
6 3 (0.52%) Dynamics NAV
6 3 (0.52%) SAP IBP
7 2 (0.35%) NetSuite
7 2 (0.35%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 2 (0.35%) SAP CO
7 2 (0.35%) SAP FI
7 2 (0.35%) SAP FI/CO
7 2 (0.35%) SAP FSCM
8 1 (0.17%) Oracle Cash Management
8 1 (0.17%) Oracle Payables
8 1 (0.17%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 55 (9.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 47 (8.19%) Amazon AWS
3 44 (7.67%) Office 365
4 20 (3.48%) Dynamics 365
5 18 (3.14%) GitHub
6 8 (1.39%) SaaS
7 5 (0.87%) npm
8 4 (0.70%) BlazeMeter
8 4 (0.70%) PaaS
9 3 (0.52%) BrowserStack
9 3 (0.52%) Google Play
10 2 (0.35%) AWS Fargate
10 2 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.35%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
10 2 (0.35%) Salesforce Service Cloud
11 1 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.17%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.17%) Google Analytics
11 1 (0.17%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.17%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 17 (2.96%) Firewall
2 14 (2.44%) Internet
2 14 (2.44%) SAN
2 14 (2.44%) VoIP
3 12 (2.09%) Broadband
4 11 (1.92%) LAN
4 11 (1.92%) Skype
5 10 (1.74%) TCP/IP
5 10 (1.74%) WAN
6 9 (1.57%) DHCP
6 9 (1.57%) DNS
6 9 (1.57%) VPN
7 6 (1.05%) Remote Desktop
8 5 (0.87%) HTTP
8 5 (0.87%) Wireless
9 4 (0.70%) ADSL
9 4 (0.70%) Cisco IOS
9 4 (0.70%) iSCSI
9 4 (0.70%) Unified Communications
9 4 (0.70%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (15.16%) SQL Server
2 32 (5.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 31 (5.40%) Data Warehouse
4 29 (5.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 24 (4.18%) MySQL
6 18 (3.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 16 (2.79%) Relational Database
8 14 (2.44%) SQL Server 2008
9 13 (2.26%) MongoDB
10 10 (1.74%) Power BI
10 10 (1.74%) SQL Server 2012
11 9 (1.57%) RDBMS
12 8 (1.39%) NoSQL
12 8 (1.39%) PostgreSQL
12 8 (1.39%) QlikView
12 8 (1.39%) SQL Server 2005
13 7 (1.22%) Neo4j
14 4 (0.70%) OLAP
14 4 (0.70%) Oracle ODI
14 4 (0.70%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 35 (6.10%) Git (software)
2 20 (3.48%) GitLab
3 18 (3.14%) JIRA
4 15 (2.61%) Visual Studio
5 12 (2.09%) Subversion
6 9 (1.57%) Mercurial
6 9 (1.57%) Selenium
7 8 (1.39%) SoapUI
8 7 (1.22%) Jenkins
9 6 (1.05%) gulp
10 5 (0.87%) Cucumber
10 5 (0.87%) Grunt
10 5 (0.87%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 5 (0.87%) Team Foundation Server
10 5 (0.87%) webpack
11 4 (0.70%) eCATT
11 4 (0.70%) JMeter
11 4 (0.70%) LSMW
11 4 (0.70%) Oracle APEX
11 4 (0.70%) SpecFlow
General
1 102 (17.77%) Finance
2 64 (11.15%) Marketing
3 48 (8.36%) Retail
4 27 (4.70%) Manufacturing
5 19 (3.31%) Banking
6 16 (2.79%) Publishing
7 10 (1.74%) Electronics
8 9 (1.57%) Law
9 8 (1.39%) Automotive
9 8 (1.39%) Financial Institution
9 8 (1.39%) Games
9 8 (1.39%) Pharmaceutical
9 8 (1.39%) Telecoms
10 7 (1.22%) Billing
10 7 (1.22%) Legal
11 5 (0.87%) Multimedia
12 4 (0.70%) Back Office
13 3 (0.52%) Advertising
13 3 (0.52%) General Ledger
14 2 (0.35%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 157 (27.35%) Developer
2 93 (16.20%) Analyst
3 45 (7.84%) Consultant
4 32 (5.57%) C# Developer
5 30 (5.23%) Support Engineer
6 28 (4.88%) Senior Developer
7 25 (4.36%) Graduate
8 23 (4.01%) Business Analyst
9 22 (3.83%) IT Analyst
9 22 (3.83%) IT Support
9 22 (3.83%) Lead Developer
10 21 (3.66%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 21 (3.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 20 (3.48%) 1st Line Engineer
12 19 (3.31%) .NET Developer
12 19 (3.31%) IT Manager
12 19 (3.31%) Project Manager
12 19 (3.31%) Software Developer
13 18 (3.14%) Senior C# Developer
13 18 (3.14%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (16.38%) .NET
2 78 (13.59%) HTML
3 61 (10.63%) CSS
4 51 (8.89%) ASP.NET
5 42 (7.32%) AngularJS
6 37 (6.45%) HTML5
7 34 (5.92%) Node.js
8 31 (5.40%) React
9 29 (5.05%) CSS3
10 25 (4.36%) RESTful
11 21 (3.66%) .NET Framework
12 19 (3.31%) jQuery
13 18 (3.14%) XML
14 17 (2.96%) Web Services
15 12 (2.09%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 10 (1.74%) JSON
16 10 (1.74%) WCF
17 9 (1.57%) .NET Core
17 9 (1.57%) REST
18 8 (1.39%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 232 (40.42%) Analytical Skills
2 48 (8.36%) User Experience
3 33 (5.75%) Self-Motivation
4 25 (4.36%) Computer Science
5 23 (4.01%) Mobile App
6 18 (3.14%) Management Information System
7 15 (2.61%) Enterprise Software
8 10 (1.74%) Virtual Team
9 9 (1.57%) Data Structures
10 8 (1.39%) Replication
11 6 (1.05%) Driving Licence
11 6 (1.05%) LIMS
11 6 (1.05%) NHS
12 5 (0.87%) Client/Server
13 4 (0.70%) Algorithms
13 4 (0.70%) CCTV
13 4 (0.70%) Greenfield Project
13 4 (0.70%) Minimum Viable Product
14 3 (0.52%) Cloud Native
14 3 (0.52%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 108 (18.82%) Windows
2 57 (9.93%) Linux
3 45 (7.84%) Windows Server
4 37 (6.45%) Windows Server 2012
5 32 (5.57%) Windows Server 2008
6 24 (4.18%) Android
7 20 (3.48%) Apple iOS
8 19 (3.31%) Windows 10
9 18 (3.14%) Windows 7
10 15 (2.61%) Unix
11 13 (2.26%) Windows Server 2003
12 12 (2.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 11 (1.92%) Windows 8
14 8 (1.39%) Mac OS X
15 6 (1.05%) Windows XP
16 2 (0.35%) CentOS
16 2 (0.35%) Debian
16 2 (0.35%) FreeRTOS
16 2 (0.35%) SUSE
17 1 (0.17%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 173 (30.14%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (10.80%) Coaching
3 59 (10.28%) Decision-Making
3 59 (10.28%) Project Management
4 53 (9.23%) Mentoring
4 53 (9.23%) Scrum
5 52 (9.06%) Continuous Integration
6 50 (8.71%) Analytics
7 49 (8.54%) Presales
8 46 (8.01%) Business Intelligence
8 46 (8.01%) DevOps
9 45 (7.84%) CRM
10 42 (7.32%) Migration
10 42 (7.32%) Software Engineering
11 41 (7.14%) MVC
12 40 (6.97%) TDD
13 39 (6.79%) ERP
13 39 (6.79%) ITIL
13 39 (6.79%) Stakeholder Management
14 38 (6.62%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 103 (17.94%) JavaScript
2 101 (17.60%) SQL
3 97 (16.90%) C#
4 57 (9.93%) Java
5 41 (7.14%) Python
6 28 (4.88%) T-SQL
7 27 (4.70%) C++
8 23 (4.01%) PHP
9 18 (3.14%) VB.NET
10 16 (2.79%) Ruby
11 12 (2.09%) Bash Shell
11 12 (2.09%) TypeScript
12 10 (1.74%) C
13 8 (1.39%) ES6
13 8 (1.39%) X++
14 7 (1.22%) PL/SQL
15 6 (1.05%) Java 8
15 6 (1.05%) PowerShell
16 5 (0.87%) ABAP
16 5 (0.87%) VBA
Qualifications
1 91 (15.85%) Degree
2 19 (3.31%) Microsoft Certification
3 17 (2.96%) ITIL Certification
4 12 (2.09%) MCSE
5 11 (1.92%) MCITP
6 10 (1.74%) Computer Science Degree
6 10 (1.74%) PMP
7 9 (1.57%) AWS Certification
7 9 (1.57%) ISTQB
8 6 (1.05%) APMG
8 6 (1.05%) ISEB
8 6 (1.05%) PMI Certification
9 5 (0.87%) CCNA
9 5 (0.87%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (0.87%) DBS Check
9 5 (0.87%) Security Cleared
10 4 (0.70%) CCNP
10 4 (0.70%) HND
11 3 (0.52%) BC Cleared
11 3 (0.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (4.53%) SLA
2 17 (2.96%) QA
3 16 (2.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 11 (1.92%) Data Quality
5 10 (1.74%) PCI DSS
6 9 (1.57%) PMO
7 4 (0.70%) GDPR
8 3 (0.52%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.35%) WCAG
10 1 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.17%) GPG13
10 1 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 68 (11.85%) Active Directory
2 28 (4.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (3.31%) Hyper-V
4 14 (2.44%) Virtual Machines
5 11 (1.92%) Docker
6 10 (1.74%) Terminal Server
7 8 (1.39%) Terminal Services
8 7 (1.22%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (0.70%) Firmware
10 3 (0.52%) HDFS
10 3 (0.52%) vSphere
10 3 (0.52%) XenApp
11 1 (0.17%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 1 (0.17%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 12 (2.09%) SCCM
2 9 (1.57%) Ansible
2 9 (1.57%) Opscode Chef
2 9 (1.57%) Puppet
3 5 (0.87%) WSUS
4 4 (0.70%) FortiGate
4 4 (0.70%) Packer
4 4 (0.70%) Terraform
5 3 (0.52%) DameWare
6 2 (0.35%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
6 2 (0.35%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 2 (0.35%) Kubernetes
6 2 (0.35%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.17%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.17%) Kibana
7 1 (0.17%) logstash
7 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (0.17%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.17%) vCenter Server
7 1 (0.17%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 120 (20.91%) Microsoft
2 56 (9.76%) VMware
3 46 (8.01%) Citrix
4 41 (7.14%) Cisco
5 22 (3.83%) Oracle
5 22 (3.83%) SAP
6 20 (3.48%) Google
7 19 (3.31%) Apple
8 18 (3.14%) Adobe
8 18 (3.14%) HP
9 12 (2.09%) Red Hat
9 12 (2.09%) Tableau
10 11 (1.92%) Cognos
10 11 (1.92%) IBM
11 9 (1.57%) Salesforce.com
12 8 (1.39%) Ivanti
13 7 (1.22%) NetApp
14 6 (1.05%) Atlassian
14 6 (1.05%) Dell
15 5 (0.87%) Veeam