Period
to 10 May 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 10 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Problem-Solving
North West > Manchester
6 months to
10 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 18 20 20
Rank change year-on-year +2 0 +7
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 406 447 716
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Manchester 10.75% 10.27% 11.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.50% 10.92% 12.37%
Number of salaries quoted 300 314 466
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,075 £23,625
25th Percentile £35,750 £31,250 £29,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
75th Percentile £63,250 £58,484 £53,750
90th Percentile £72,000 £70,000 £62,500
North West median annual salary £45,000 £40,671 £40,000
% change year-on-year +10.64% +1.68% -

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 3,529 4,093 5,790
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 93.48% 94.03% 93.52%
Number of salaries quoted 2,988 3,306 4,614
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,375 £28,000
25th Percentile £38,750 £37,500 £36,063
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £65,000 £62,000 £60,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £72,500
North West median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

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 10 May 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 10 May 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
Altrincham +12 36 £36,500 -5.81% 3
Stockport +12 15 £35,000 -12.50% 6
Bolton +8 14 £43,750 +40.00% 6
Bury +2 6 £45,000 +63.64% 3
Salford +4 3 £54,653 +36.63% 11
Sale +4 2 £21,500 -49.41% 2
Oldham +2 2 £45,000 +23.29% 3
Cheadle +2 1 £57,500 +74.24%
Wigan 0 1 - -
Problem-Solving
North West

For the 6 months to 10 May 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.

1 157 (38.67%) Social Skills
2 138 (33.99%) Agile Software Development
3 97 (23.89%) Analytical Skills
4 86 (21.18%) SQL
5 85 (20.94%) Microsoft
6 77 (18.97%) Finance
7 72 (17.73%) JavaScript
8 66 (16.26%) Azure
9 64 (15.76%) DevOps
10 63 (15.52%) C#
11 57 (14.04%) Linux
12 52 (12.81%) .NET
12 52 (12.81%) Business Intelligence
13 50 (12.32%) Degree
14 48 (11.82%) Software Engineering
15 47 (11.58%) Project Management
16 45 (11.08%) Python
16 45 (11.08%) Coaching
17 43 (10.59%) Kubernetes
18 42 (10.34%) Java
18 42 (10.34%) CMS
19 39 (9.61%) Mathematics
20 38 (9.36%) Continuous Improvement
21 37 (9.11%) Analytics
22 36 (8.87%) AWS
22 36 (8.87%) Computer Science
22 36 (8.87%) Change Management
22 36 (8.87%) HTML
22 36 (8.87%) Microsoft Office
23 35 (8.62%) e-Learning

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 42 (10.34%) CMS
2 12 (2.96%) WordPress
3 9 (2.22%) Apache
4 6 (1.48%) Alfresco
5 5 (1.23%) Sitecore CMS
6 4 (0.99%) Confluence
6 4 (0.99%) Drupal
7 3 (0.74%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (0.74%) EPiServer
7 3 (0.74%) IIS
7 3 (0.74%) SAS
8 2 (0.49%) SharePoint
8 2 (0.49%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.25%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.25%) JBoss
9 1 (0.25%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.25%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.25%) Umbraco
Applications
1 36 (8.87%) Microsoft Office
2 29 (7.14%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (2.46%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.49%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (0.49%) Figma
4 2 (0.49%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 5 (1.23%) Magento
1 5 (1.23%) OpenCart
2 3 (0.74%) iTrent
3 1 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.25%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.25%) Oracle Payroll
3 1 (0.25%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.25%) SAP MM
3 1 (0.25%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 66 (16.26%) Azure
2 36 (8.87%) AWS
3 26 (6.40%) Power Platform
4 13 (3.20%) Pulumi
5 11 (2.71%) AWS CloudFormation
5 11 (2.71%) Microsoft 365
6 8 (1.97%) Amazon EKS
6 8 (1.97%) AWS Lambda
6 8 (1.97%) Azure Cosmos DB
6 8 (1.97%) GitHub
6 8 (1.97%) Serverless
7 7 (1.72%) SaaS
8 6 (1.48%) Azure Service Bus
8 6 (1.48%) Cloud Computing
9 5 (1.23%) Datadog
9 5 (1.23%) GCP
10 4 (0.99%) Amazon SageMaker
10 4 (0.99%) Azure Active Directory
10 4 (0.99%) npm
10 4 (0.99%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 20 (4.93%) Wireless
2 9 (2.22%) DNS
3 8 (1.97%) DHCP
3 8 (1.97%) Ethernet
3 8 (1.97%) Modbus
3 8 (1.97%) RS-422
4 5 (1.23%) Firewall
5 4 (0.99%) WAN
6 3 (0.74%) LAN
6 3 (0.74%) SSL
7 2 (0.49%) Cisco Firepower
7 2 (0.49%) Network Security
7 2 (0.49%) SD-WAN
7 2 (0.49%) SMTP
7 2 (0.49%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.49%) VoIP
7 2 (0.49%) VPN
8 1 (0.25%) 4G
8 1 (0.25%) POP3
8 1 (0.25%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (7.88%) MySQL
1 32 (7.88%) SQL Server
2 26 (6.40%) Power BI
3 21 (5.17%) Data Warehouse
4 16 (3.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 16 (3.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 10 (2.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 9 (2.22%) MongoDB
7 8 (1.97%) Relational Database
8 7 (1.72%) NoSQL
8 7 (1.72%) Tableau
9 6 (1.48%) Big Data
9 6 (1.48%) MariaDB
9 6 (1.48%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 6 (1.48%) PostgreSQL
9 6 (1.48%) QlikView
10 5 (1.23%) Azure SQL Database
10 5 (1.23%) Data Mining
10 5 (1.23%) Redis
11 4 (0.99%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 28 (6.90%) Jenkins
2 25 (6.16%) Git (software)
3 16 (3.94%) Gradle
3 16 (3.94%) IntelliJ
4 15 (3.69%) Cucumber
5 12 (2.96%) Vagrant
6 10 (2.46%) JIRA
7 9 (2.22%) Selenium
8 8 (1.97%) Visual Studio
9 7 (1.72%) TeamCity
10 5 (1.23%) gulp
10 5 (1.23%) JUnit
10 5 (1.23%) Team Foundation Server
11 4 (0.99%) Eclipse
11 4 (0.99%) Grunt
11 4 (0.99%) Mockito
12 3 (0.74%) Jasmine
12 3 (0.74%) JMeter
13 2 (0.49%) Appium
13 2 (0.49%) GitLab
General
1 157 (38.67%) Social Skills
2 97 (23.89%) Analytical Skills
3 77 (18.97%) Finance
4 29 (7.14%) Games
4 29 (7.14%) Organisational Skills
5 21 (5.17%) Marketing
6 19 (4.68%) Public Sector
7 17 (4.19%) Legal
7 17 (4.19%) Retail
8 15 (3.69%) Law
9 12 (2.96%) Manufacturing
9 12 (2.96%) Presentation Skills
10 11 (2.71%) Pharmaceutical
11 8 (1.97%) French Language
11 8 (1.97%) Influencing Skills
12 5 (1.23%) Back Office
12 5 (1.23%) Electronics
13 4 (0.99%) Banking
13 4 (0.99%) Telecoms
14 2 (0.49%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 110 (27.09%) Developer
2 49 (12.07%) Analyst
3 28 (6.90%) DevOps Engineer
3 28 (6.90%) Software Engineer
4 25 (6.16%) Administrator
5 18 (4.43%) Architect
6 17 (4.19%) Business Analyst
6 17 (4.19%) Graduate
6 17 (4.19%) Junior
7 16 (3.94%) Trainee
8 15 (3.69%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 15 (3.69%) Java Developer
8 15 (3.69%) PHP Developer
8 15 (3.69%) Support Engineer
9 14 (3.45%) Software Developer
9 14 (3.45%) Systems Administrator
10 13 (3.20%) .NET Developer
11 12 (2.96%) Graduate Developer
11 12 (2.96%) Junior Developer
11 12 (2.96%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (12.81%) .NET
2 36 (8.87%) HTML
3 33 (8.13%) CSS
4 28 (6.90%) React
5 25 (6.16%) AngularJS
6 23 (5.67%) .NET Framework
7 21 (5.17%) Vue.js
8 16 (3.94%) XML
9 13 (3.20%) HTML5
10 12 (2.96%) ASP.NET
10 12 (2.96%) CSS3
10 12 (2.96%) JSON
10 12 (2.96%) OpenJDK
11 11 (2.71%) Node.js
12 10 (2.46%) .NET Core
12 10 (2.46%) jQuery
12 10 (2.46%) Laravel
13 9 (2.22%) Unity (Game Engine)
13 9 (2.22%) Web Services
14 8 (1.97%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 35 (8.62%) e-Learning
2 31 (7.64%) Self-Motivation
3 26 (6.40%) User Experience
4 20 (4.93%) Greenfield Project
5 14 (3.45%) Management Information System
6 8 (1.97%) Enterprise Cloud
7 7 (1.72%) Data Structures
8 6 (1.48%) Mobile App
9 5 (1.23%) Data Centre
9 5 (1.23%) Linux Command Line
9 5 (1.23%) Video\Live Streaming
10 4 (0.99%) Animation
10 4 (0.99%) Cyberattack
11 3 (0.74%) Clustering
11 3 (0.74%) Cyberthreat
11 3 (0.74%) Life Science
12 2 (0.49%) Driving Licence
12 2 (0.49%) HP Storage
13 1 (0.25%) Reinsurance
13 1 (0.25%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 57 (14.04%) Linux
2 26 (6.40%) Windows
3 9 (2.22%) Windows Server
4 4 (0.99%) Unix
5 3 (0.74%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.49%) Android
6 2 (0.49%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.25%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.25%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (0.25%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 138 (33.99%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (15.76%) DevOps
3 52 (12.81%) Business Intelligence
4 48 (11.82%) Software Engineering
5 47 (11.58%) Project Management
6 45 (11.08%) Coaching
7 39 (9.61%) Mathematics
8 38 (9.36%) Continuous Improvement
9 37 (9.11%) Analytics
10 36 (8.87%) Change Management
10 36 (8.87%) Computer Science
11 33 (8.13%) Scrum
11 33 (8.13%) Stakeholder Management
12 30 (7.39%) TDD
13 28 (6.90%) Data Science
14 27 (6.65%) Creative Problem-Solving
15 26 (6.40%) Test Automation
16 25 (6.16%) Product Roadmap
17 24 (5.91%) Front End Development
17 24 (5.91%) Infrastructure as Code
Programming Languages
1 86 (21.18%) SQL
2 72 (17.73%) JavaScript
3 63 (15.52%) C#
4 45 (11.08%) Python
5 42 (10.34%) Java
6 26 (6.40%) PHP
7 23 (5.67%) C
7 23 (5.67%) TypeScript
8 22 (5.42%) Go
8 22 (5.42%) T-SQL
9 17 (4.19%) Groovy
9 17 (4.19%) Ruby
10 15 (3.69%) C++
11 13 (3.20%) PowerShell
12 8 (1.97%) Bash Shell
13 6 (1.48%) R
14 5 (1.23%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 5 (1.23%) VBA
15 3 (0.74%) ES6
15 3 (0.74%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 50 (12.32%) Degree
2 24 (5.91%) Network+ Certification
3 21 (5.17%) Computer Science Degree
4 16 (3.94%) A+ Certification
4 16 (3.94%) CompTIA Security+
4 16 (3.94%) Linux+ Certification
5 11 (2.71%) AWS Certification
5 11 (2.71%) CCNA
5 11 (2.71%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (1.97%) Server+ Certification
7 4 (0.99%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (0.74%) ISTQB
8 3 (0.74%) PhD
8 3 (0.74%) Security Cleared
9 2 (0.49%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.25%) MCITP
10 1 (0.25%) MCSE
10 1 (0.25%) SC Cleared
10 1 (0.25%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (7.39%) QA
2 25 (6.16%) GDPR
3 12 (2.96%) SLA
4 3 (0.74%) CDISC
4 3 (0.74%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.74%) Good Clinical Practice
5 1 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 35 (8.62%) Docker
2 15 (3.69%) Active Directory
3 6 (1.48%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.74%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.25%) KVM
5 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.25%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.25%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 43 (10.59%) Kubernetes
2 35 (8.62%) Opscode Chef
3 32 (7.88%) Terraform
4 21 (5.17%) Ansible
5 16 (3.94%) Puppet
6 12 (2.96%) Packer
7 5 (1.23%) Grafana
7 5 (1.23%) Prometheus
8 3 (0.74%) Failover Clustering
9 1 (0.25%) EnCase
9 1 (0.25%) FTK
9 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Intune
9 1 (0.25%) Nessus
9 1 (0.25%) Salt
Vendors
1 85 (20.94%) Microsoft
2 14 (3.45%) Cisco
2 14 (3.45%) SaltStack
3 12 (2.96%) Aquila
4 11 (2.71%) Google
5 10 (2.46%) Cognos
6 9 (2.22%) SAP
7 8 (1.97%) Instagram
8 7 (1.72%) Oracle
8 7 (1.72%) Salesforce.com
9 6 (1.48%) OpenText
9 6 (1.48%) VMware
10 5 (1.23%) Meraki
10 5 (1.23%) New Relic
10 5 (1.23%) Sitecore
10 5 (1.23%) Zend
11 3 (0.74%) Blue Prism
11 3 (0.74%) Freshdesk
11 3 (0.74%) HP
12 2 (0.49%) Adobe