Period
to 19 October 2019

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 19 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Problem-Solving
North West > Manchester
6 months to
19 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 18 28 25
Rank change year-on-year +10 -3 +13
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 731 608 721
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 11.33% 8.35% 9.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.99% 9.16% 10.02%
Number of salaries quoted 429 456 530
Manchester median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £22,650 £21,250 £23,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £63,750 £67,625
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% +5.26% +8.57%

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 6,096 6,638 7,196
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 94.47% 91.18% 92.42%
Number of salaries quoted 4,820 5,468 5,959
Manchester median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +1.18%
10th Percentile £28,750 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,010 £70,000 £65,000
North West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% 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 19 October 2019.

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 19 October 2019. 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 -24 33 £42,500 +40.50% 13
Salford -4 27 £30,000 -20.52% 2
Wigan +22 10 £22,000 -41.33% 1
Cheadle -3 9 £32,500 -18.75% 3
Altrincham +10 6 £42,501 +6.25% 9
Heywood 0 6 £42,500 -
Bolton -11 6 £40,000 +33.33% 6
Rochdale +3 5 £22,250 -11.00%
Bury +7 2 £33,750 +37.76% 1
Sale +10 1 - - 4
Oldham -2 1 - - 3
Problem-Solving
North West

For the 6 months to 19 October 2019, 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.

1 310 (42.41%) Agile Software Development
2 243 (33.24%) Analytical Skills
3 166 (22.71%) Microsoft
4 131 (17.92%) Software Engineering
5 128 (17.51%) Azure
6 126 (17.24%) SQL
7 125 (17.10%) AWS
8 118 (16.14%) DevOps
9 113 (15.46%) Finance
10 111 (15.18%) SQL Server
11 108 (14.77%) C#
12 105 (14.36%) .NET
13 102 (13.95%) Java
14 98 (13.41%) Degree
15 93 (12.72%) Linux
16 91 (12.45%) Git (software)
17 85 (11.63%) Windows
18 84 (11.49%) JavaScript
19 82 (11.22%) HTML
19 82 (11.22%) Microservices
20 79 (10.81%) Open Source
21 78 (10.67%) C++
22 73 (9.99%) CSS
22 73 (9.99%) Mentoring
23 70 (9.58%) C
24 68 (9.30%) Retail
25 66 (9.03%) Android
26 65 (8.89%) TDD
27 61 (8.34%) Sage
28 60 (8.21%) ITIL

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 26 (3.56%) MS Exchange
2 21 (2.87%) Cloud Foundry
2 21 (2.87%) SharePoint
3 19 (2.60%) Confluence
4 8 (1.09%) SAS
4 8 (1.09%) SharePoint 2013
5 6 (0.82%) IIS
6 5 (0.68%) WebSphere
7 4 (0.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 4 (0.55%) Oracle Workflow
8 3 (0.41%) Apache Spark
8 3 (0.41%) CMS
8 3 (0.41%) Umbraco
9 2 (0.27%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 2 (0.27%) Commerce Server
9 2 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (0.27%) Skype for Business
9 2 (0.27%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.14%) Apache
10 1 (0.14%) OpenStack
Applications
1 48 (6.57%) Microsoft Office
2 22 (3.01%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.41%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 16 (2.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (1.50%) Dynamics NAV
3 6 (0.82%) Oracle ERP
4 4 (0.55%) Magento
4 4 (0.55%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.41%) Oracle Payroll
5 3 (0.41%) Payment Gateway
5 3 (0.41%) Sage X3
6 2 (0.27%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
7 1 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.14%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.14%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.14%) Oracle Receivables
7 1 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.14%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.14%) SAP GRC
7 1 (0.14%) SAP IBP
7 1 (0.14%) SAP Retail
7 1 (0.14%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 128 (17.51%) Azure
2 125 (17.10%) AWS
3 40 (5.47%) Office 365
4 34 (4.65%) Power Platform
5 30 (4.10%) GCP
6 29 (3.97%) GitHub
7 16 (2.19%) Serverless
8 10 (1.37%) Amazon EC2
8 10 (1.37%) Amazon S3
8 10 (1.37%) Amazon SQS
8 10 (1.37%) AWS Lambda
9 9 (1.23%) Sage Pay
10 7 (0.96%) SaaS
11 6 (0.82%) Asana
12 5 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
12 5 (0.68%) IaaS
13 3 (0.41%) Google Analytics
14 2 (0.27%) Azure Data Factory
14 2 (0.27%) npm
15 1 (0.14%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 30 (4.10%) Firewall
2 25 (3.42%) DNS
3 23 (3.15%) DHCP
4 21 (2.87%) Wireless
5 20 (2.74%) Broadband
6 15 (2.05%) WAN
7 14 (1.92%) LAN
8 11 (1.50%) SAN
9 10 (1.37%) Internet
10 9 (1.23%) Intrusion Detection
10 9 (1.23%) VLAN
11 8 (1.09%) Calico
11 8 (1.09%) Cisco Nexus
11 8 (1.09%) FCoE
11 8 (1.09%) Fibre Channel
11 8 (1.09%) iSCSI
11 8 (1.09%) Software-Defined Networking
11 8 (1.09%) TCP/IP
11 8 (1.09%) VSAN
12 7 (0.96%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 111 (15.18%) SQL Server
2 45 (6.16%) MySQL
3 43 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 42 (5.75%) MongoDB
5 39 (5.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 38 (5.20%) NoSQL
7 37 (5.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 34 (4.65%) Power BI
9 30 (4.10%) Relational Database
10 28 (3.83%) Neo4j
11 22 (3.01%) Data Warehouse
12 15 (2.05%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 12 (1.64%) Big Data
14 7 (0.96%) Azure SQL Database
14 7 (0.96%) CouchDB
14 7 (0.96%) SQL Server 2012
15 5 (0.68%) Base SAS
15 5 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
15 5 (0.68%) SAS Enterprise Guide
15 5 (0.68%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 91 (12.45%) Git (software)
2 37 (5.06%) JIRA
3 23 (3.15%) GitLab
4 22 (3.01%) Jenkins
5 16 (2.19%) Maven
6 13 (1.78%) Visual Studio
7 10 (1.37%) IntelliJ
7 10 (1.37%) JUnit
7 10 (1.37%) Selenium
8 8 (1.09%) TestNG
9 6 (0.82%) Cucumber
10 5 (0.68%) Ant
10 5 (0.68%) SonarQube
10 5 (0.68%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 4 (0.55%) Android Studio
11 4 (0.55%) PHPUnit
11 4 (0.55%) Sonatype Nexus
11 4 (0.55%) Xcode
12 3 (0.41%) Oracle Forms
12 3 (0.41%) SoapUI
General
1 113 (15.46%) Finance
2 68 (9.30%) Retail
3 37 (5.06%) Banking
4 31 (4.24%) Games
5 29 (3.97%) Automotive
6 17 (2.33%) Legal
7 15 (2.05%) Law
8 13 (1.78%) Public Sector
9 12 (1.64%) Marketing
9 12 (1.64%) Telecoms
10 7 (0.96%) Manufacturing
11 6 (0.82%) Back Office
11 6 (0.82%) Housing Association
12 5 (0.68%) Local Government
12 5 (0.68%) Retail Banking
13 4 (0.55%) Billing
13 4 (0.55%) Spanish Language
14 3 (0.41%) Advertising
14 3 (0.41%) German Language
14 3 (0.41%) Ukrainian Language
Job Titles
1 197 (26.95%) Developer
2 93 (12.72%) Software Engineer
3 88 (12.04%) Analyst
4 57 (7.80%) Senior Software Engineer
5 50 (6.84%) C# Developer
6 44 (6.02%) Senior Developer
7 39 (5.34%) Team Leader
8 36 (4.92%) Java Developer
9 32 (4.38%) Consultant
9 32 (4.38%) Support Engineer
10 31 (4.24%) IT Support
11 30 (4.10%) Software Developer
12 28 (3.83%) Lead Developer
13 27 (3.69%) Lead C# Developer
14 25 (3.42%) Technical Leader
15 23 (3.15%) Business Intelligence Developer
15 23 (3.15%) Senior C# Developer
15 23 (3.15%) Technical Developer
16 21 (2.87%) Business Analyst
17 20 (2.74%) Software Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 105 (14.36%) .NET
2 82 (11.22%) HTML
3 73 (9.99%) CSS
4 57 (7.80%) Swagger
5 54 (7.39%) .NET Framework
6 50 (6.84%) ASP.NET
7 36 (4.92%) ASP.NET MVC
8 35 (4.79%) Web Services
9 33 (4.51%) Vulkan
10 32 (4.38%) Spring
11 31 (4.24%) REST
11 31 (4.24%) RESTful
12 27 (3.69%) AngularJS
12 27 (3.69%) HTML5
13 25 (3.42%) React
14 24 (3.28%) XML
15 23 (3.15%) React Native
15 23 (3.15%) SOAP
16 22 (3.01%) Node.js
17 20 (2.74%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 243 (33.24%) Analytical Skills
2 53 (7.25%) Smartphone
3 46 (6.29%) Algorithms
4 42 (5.75%) Enterprise Software
5 41 (5.61%) Mobile App
6 36 (4.92%) Self-Motivation
7 31 (4.24%) User Experience
8 30 (4.10%) Cloud Native
8 30 (4.10%) Management Information System
9 29 (3.97%) Embedded Systems
10 21 (2.87%) Driving Licence
11 15 (2.05%) Greenfield Project
11 15 (2.05%) Robotics
12 9 (1.23%) Data Centre
12 9 (1.23%) Replication
12 9 (1.23%) VLE
13 8 (1.09%) Cyberattack
13 8 (1.09%) e-Learning
13 8 (1.09%) FlexPod
14 6 (0.82%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 93 (12.72%) Linux
2 85 (11.63%) Windows
3 66 (9.03%) Android
4 44 (6.02%) Windows Server
5 29 (3.97%) Unix
6 28 (3.83%) Tizen
7 21 (2.87%) Apple iOS
8 15 (2.05%) Windows 10
9 13 (1.78%) Windows Server 2008
10 11 (1.50%) Windows Server 2012
11 8 (1.09%) Data ONTAP
11 8 (1.09%) Windows 7
12 7 (0.96%) AIX
12 7 (0.96%) Windows Server 2003
13 5 (0.68%) Mac OS X
13 5 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.27%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.14%) CentOS
15 1 (0.14%) Windows Vista
15 1 (0.14%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 310 (42.41%) Agile Software Development
2 131 (17.92%) Software Engineering
3 118 (16.14%) DevOps
4 82 (11.22%) Microservices
5 79 (10.81%) Open Source
6 73 (9.99%) Mentoring
7 65 (8.89%) TDD
8 60 (8.21%) ITIL
8 60 (8.21%) MVC
9 59 (8.07%) Coaching
10 53 (7.25%) Continuous Integration
10 53 (7.25%) Scrum
11 51 (6.98%) Decision-Making
11 51 (6.98%) Mathematics
11 51 (6.98%) Project Management
11 51 (6.98%) SDLC
11 51 (6.98%) Test Automation
12 48 (6.57%) Open Source Development
12 48 (6.57%) Stakeholder Management
13 47 (6.43%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 126 (17.24%) SQL
2 108 (14.77%) C#
3 102 (13.95%) Java
4 84 (11.49%) JavaScript
5 78 (10.67%) C++
6 70 (9.58%) C
7 51 (6.98%) Python
8 23 (3.15%) PHP
9 18 (2.46%) MATLAB
9 18 (2.46%) PowerShell
9 18 (2.46%) Ruby
10 17 (2.33%) T-SQL
11 10 (1.37%) Java 8
12 9 (1.23%) Bash Shell
12 9 (1.23%) COBOL
13 8 (1.09%) Go
13 8 (1.09%) Groovy
13 8 (1.09%) R
13 8 (1.09%) Scala
14 6 (0.82%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 98 (13.41%) Degree
2 28 (3.83%) DBS Check
3 14 (1.92%) Cisco Certification
4 13 (1.78%) CCNA
4 13 (1.78%) ISTQB
5 12 (1.64%) Microsoft Certification
6 11 (1.50%) Security Cleared
7 9 (1.23%) CISSP
8 8 (1.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 8 (1.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 7 (0.96%) ITIL Certification
10 6 (0.82%) CCNP
11 5 (0.68%) CEH
11 5 (0.68%) CompTIA Security+
11 5 (0.68%) GIAC
11 5 (0.68%) GSEC
11 5 (0.68%) TOGAF Certification
12 4 (0.55%) CISA
12 4 (0.55%) PMI Certification
12 4 (0.55%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (8.21%) QA
2 37 (5.06%) SLA
3 18 (2.46%) GDPR
4 11 (1.50%) PMO
5 10 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 7 (0.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 6 (0.82%) Cyber Essentials
8 4 (0.55%) NIST
9 3 (0.41%) Data Quality
10 2 (0.27%) PCI DSS
11 1 (0.14%) Basel II
11 1 (0.14%) HIPAA
11 1 (0.14%) TickIT
System Software
1 46 (6.29%) Active Directory
2 38 (5.20%) Docker
3 17 (2.33%) Hyper-V
3 17 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (1.09%) NFS
4 8 (1.09%) VMware NSX
5 6 (0.82%) Virtual Servers
6 4 (0.55%) vSphere
7 3 (0.41%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 3 (0.41%) etcd
7 3 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.27%) Firmware
8 2 (0.27%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (0.27%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.27%) XenApp
9 1 (0.14%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 25 (3.42%) Kubernetes
2 9 (1.23%) Oracle Identity Management
3 8 (1.09%) Cisco CUCM
3 8 (1.09%) Istio
4 7 (0.96%) Single Sign-On
5 6 (0.82%) Puppet
5 6 (0.82%) WSUS
6 5 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (0.55%) Ansible
8 3 (0.41%) CA Service Virtualization
8 3 (0.41%) Consul
8 3 (0.41%) SCCM
8 3 (0.41%) Terraform
9 1 (0.14%) Cobbler
9 1 (0.14%) FortiGate
9 1 (0.14%) Nagios
9 1 (0.14%) Plesk
9 1 (0.14%) SolarWinds Orion
9 1 (0.14%) Tivoli
9 1 (0.14%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 166 (22.71%) Microsoft
2 61 (8.34%) Sage
3 55 (7.52%) Google
4 47 (6.43%) Oracle
5 28 (3.83%) QNX
5 28 (3.83%) VMware
6 22 (3.01%) Tableau
7 19 (2.60%) Cisco
8 15 (2.05%) HP
9 10 (1.37%) Veeam
10 9 (1.23%) NetApp
10 9 (1.23%) Salesforce.com
11 8 (1.09%) AppDynamics
11 8 (1.09%) CyberArk
11 8 (1.09%) New Relic
11 8 (1.09%) Splunk
12 7 (0.96%) Apple
12 7 (0.96%) IBM
12 7 (0.96%) Veritas
13 6 (0.82%) Cognos