Period
to 15 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 15 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Problem-Solving
England > North West
6 months to
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 17 21 22
Rank change year-on-year +4 +1 -1
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 1,220 1,226 1,000
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 10.04% 9.29% 8.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.98% 10.17% 9.56%
Number of salaries quoted 919 924 849
North West median annual salary £40,000 £36,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.59% +4.29% -2.78%
10th Percentile £23,000 £21,650 £22,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £57,500 £57,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +1.12%

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 the North West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 11,107 12,051 10,460
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 91.38% 91.35% 90.34%
Number of salaries quoted 8,942 9,705 8,741
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £63,750 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

Problem-Solving
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Problem-Solving as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Problem-Solving in the North West

Problem-Solving
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Problem-Solving in the North West.

Salary trend for Problem-Solving in the North West

Problem-Solving
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Problem-Solving in the North West over the 6 months to 15 August 2018.

Salary histogram for Problem-Solving in the North West

Problem-Solving
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Problem-Solving within the North West region over the 6 months to 15 August 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
Manchester -5 633 £40,000 +6.67% 107
Cheshire +3 370 £45,000 +28.57% 63
Lancashire +18 100 £35,000 - 16
Merseyside +15 96 £45,000 +15.38% 20
Cumbria +7 8 £35,000 -22.22% 1
Problem-Solving
England

For the 6 months to 15 August 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 North West region with a requirement for Problem-Solving.

1 388 (31.80%) Agile Software Development
2 378 (30.98%) Analytical Skills
3 299 (24.51%) SQL
4 266 (21.80%) SQL Server
5 262 (21.48%) Microsoft
6 255 (20.90%) Finance
7 221 (18.11%) .NET
8 218 (17.87%) Degree
9 205 (16.80%) C#
10 199 (16.31%) Windows
11 198 (16.23%) JavaScript
12 170 (13.93%) Java
13 168 (13.77%) Continuous Integration
14 167 (13.69%) HTML
15 145 (11.89%) Scrum
16 136 (11.15%) Project Management
17 134 (10.98%) CSS
17 134 (10.98%) TDD
18 125 (10.25%) MVC
19 119 (9.75%) Self-Motivation
20 118 (9.67%) Decision-Making
20 118 (9.67%) ITIL
20 118 (9.67%) Test Automation
21 116 (9.51%) Linux
22 112 (9.18%) Retail
23 111 (9.10%) AngularJS
24 104 (8.52%) ASP.NET
25 103 (8.44%) Computer Science
25 103 (8.44%) DevOps
25 103 (8.44%) SDLC

Problem-Solving
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 47 (3.85%) SharePoint
2 35 (2.87%) MS Exchange
3 27 (2.21%) IIS
4 24 (1.97%) Apache Spark
5 23 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2010
6 22 (1.80%) Skype for Business
7 21 (1.72%) WordPress
8 17 (1.39%) Apache
9 16 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2013
10 15 (1.23%) Alfresco
11 13 (1.07%) Elasticsearch
11 13 (1.07%) SharePoint 2013
11 13 (1.07%) Tomcat
12 11 (0.90%) CMS
12 11 (0.90%) Confluence
13 9 (0.74%) Cloud Foundry
14 8 (0.66%) SAS
15 7 (0.57%) NServiceBus
16 5 (0.41%) nginx
17 4 (0.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 100 (8.20%) Microsoft Office
2 49 (4.02%) Microsoft Excel
3 24 (1.97%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 22 (1.80%) MS Visio
5 21 (1.72%) Photoshop
6 14 (1.15%) Microsoft Project
7 7 (0.57%) SPSS
8 6 (0.49%) Adobe Illustrator
9 3 (0.25%) Adobe After Effects
9 3 (0.25%) Adobe Premiere
9 3 (0.25%) Fireworks
9 3 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.082%) Adobe Captivate
10 1 (0.082%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.082%) Camtasia
10 1 (0.082%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 18 (1.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (1.31%) Dynamics NAV
3 14 (1.15%) Magento
4 13 (1.07%) Dynamics AX
5 8 (0.66%) SAP BPC
6 7 (0.57%) Oracle Financials
7 6 (0.49%) Oracle EBS
7 6 (0.49%) SAP S/4HANA
8 5 (0.41%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 4 (0.33%) FastStats
9 4 (0.33%) NetSuite
9 4 (0.33%) SAP APO
10 3 (0.25%) BASE24
10 3 (0.25%) JDE EnterpriseOne
10 3 (0.25%) JDE OneWorld
10 3 (0.25%) SAP CO
10 3 (0.25%) SAP FI
10 3 (0.25%) SAP FI/CO
11 2 (0.16%) SAP Business One
11 2 (0.16%) SAP FSCM
Cloud Services
1 69 (5.66%) Amazon AWS
2 47 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 40 (3.28%) Office 365
4 19 (1.56%) GitHub
5 17 (1.39%) SaaS
6 13 (1.07%) Dynamics 365
7 11 (0.90%) Google Cloud Platform
8 10 (0.82%) npm
9 5 (0.41%) IaaS
9 5 (0.41%) PaaS
10 4 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
10 4 (0.33%) Amazon S3
10 4 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
10 4 (0.33%) Google Analytics
10 4 (0.33%) Google Tag Manager
10 4 (0.33%) OpenShift
11 3 (0.25%) BlazeMeter
11 3 (0.25%) Google Play
12 2 (0.16%) BrowserStack
13 1 (0.082%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 50 (4.10%) Internet
2 48 (3.93%) WAN
3 46 (3.77%) Firewall
3 46 (3.77%) LAN
4 40 (3.28%) TCP/IP
5 35 (2.87%) VoIP
6 33 (2.70%) VPN
7 28 (2.30%) Network Security
7 28 (2.30%) Wireless
8 27 (2.21%) Broadband
9 22 (1.80%) SAN
10 21 (1.72%) SSL
11 20 (1.64%) DNS
12 19 (1.56%) Hyperconnected
13 18 (1.48%) Cisco Wireless
14 17 (1.39%) MPLS
15 16 (1.31%) Cisco ASA
16 15 (1.23%) Cisco IOS
16 15 (1.23%) Cisco Nexus
16 15 (1.23%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 266 (21.80%) SQL Server
2 57 (4.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 51 (4.18%) MySQL
4 50 (4.10%) Data Warehouse
5 49 (4.02%) Relational Database
6 43 (3.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 38 (3.11%) SQL Server 2016
8 35 (2.87%) Big Data
9 34 (2.79%) SQL Server 2008
10 31 (2.54%) Hadoop
11 28 (2.30%) NoSQL
12 26 (2.13%) MongoDB
13 25 (2.05%) PostgreSQL
14 21 (1.72%) SQL Server 2005
14 21 (1.72%) SQL Server 2012
15 20 (1.64%) RDBMS
16 19 (1.56%) Oracle Database
17 14 (1.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 12 (0.98%) Crystal Reports
19 11 (0.90%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 82 (6.72%) Git (software)
2 76 (6.23%) Visual Studio
3 49 (4.02%) JIRA
4 40 (3.28%) Team Foundation Server
5 33 (2.70%) Selenium
6 32 (2.62%) Jenkins
7 23 (1.89%) Subversion
8 20 (1.64%) JUnit
9 19 (1.56%) GitLab
10 17 (1.39%) Mercurial
11 14 (1.15%) Cucumber
12 11 (0.90%) Ant
12 11 (0.90%) Maven
12 11 (0.90%) SpecFlow
13 10 (0.82%) Gradle
13 10 (0.82%) SoapUI
14 8 (0.66%) SonarQube
14 8 (0.66%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 8 (0.66%) TestNG
15 7 (0.57%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 255 (20.90%) Finance
2 112 (9.18%) Retail
3 86 (7.05%) Marketing
4 62 (5.08%) Manufacturing
5 60 (4.92%) Banking
6 39 (3.20%) Law
7 33 (2.70%) Publishing
8 30 (2.46%) Telecoms
9 29 (2.38%) Investment Banking
10 26 (2.13%) Games
11 21 (1.72%) Advertising
12 16 (1.31%) Legal
13 15 (1.23%) Electronics
14 13 (1.07%) Billing
14 13 (1.07%) Retail Banking
15 12 (0.98%) Back Office
16 7 (0.57%) Financial Institution
17 6 (0.49%) Automotive
17 6 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
18 5 (0.41%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 367 (30.08%) Developer
2 219 (17.95%) Analyst
3 80 (6.56%) .NET Developer
4 65 (5.33%) Java Developer
5 59 (4.84%) C# Developer
6 58 (4.75%) Project Manager
7 51 (4.18%) Senior Developer
8 50 (4.10%) Consultant
9 48 (3.93%) Architect
10 44 (3.61%) SQL Developer
10 44 (3.61%) Support Analyst
11 41 (3.36%) Applications Support
11 41 (3.36%) Junior
12 39 (3.20%) Software Developer
13 37 (3.03%) IT Analyst
13 37 (3.03%) IT Support
13 37 (3.03%) Support Engineer
14 36 (2.95%) C# .NET Developer
15 34 (2.79%) Test Analyst
16 33 (2.70%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 221 (18.11%) .NET
2 167 (13.69%) HTML
3 134 (10.98%) CSS
4 111 (9.10%) AngularJS
5 104 (8.52%) ASP.NET
6 67 (5.49%) RESTful
7 64 (5.25%) HTML5
8 61 (5.00%) jQuery
9 54 (4.43%) .NET Framework
10 51 (4.18%) ASP.NET MVC
11 49 (4.02%) React
12 48 (3.93%) REST
13 47 (3.85%) ASP.NET Web API
13 47 (3.85%) Node.js
14 46 (3.77%) WCF
14 46 (3.77%) Web Services
15 45 (3.69%) Spring
16 40 (3.28%) CSS3
17 30 (2.46%) JSON
18 28 (2.30%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 378 (30.98%) Analytical Skills
2 119 (9.75%) Self-Motivation
3 103 (8.44%) Computer Science
4 89 (7.30%) User Experience
5 56 (4.59%) Management Information System
6 45 (3.69%) Enterprise Software
7 43 (3.52%) Mobile App
8 28 (2.30%) Data Structures
9 26 (2.13%) Data Centre
10 25 (2.05%) Virtual Team
11 18 (1.48%) Algorithms
11 18 (1.48%) Driving Licence
12 15 (1.23%) Smart Meter
13 14 (1.15%) Client/Server
14 12 (0.98%) Fat Client
14 12 (0.98%) Fintech
14 12 (0.98%) Thin Client
15 11 (0.90%) Greenfield Project
16 10 (0.82%) Life Science
17 9 (0.74%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 199 (16.31%) Windows
2 116 (9.51%) Linux
3 81 (6.64%) Windows Server
4 59 (4.84%) Unix
5 32 (2.62%) Windows Server 2012
6 26 (2.13%) Apple iOS
7 25 (2.05%) Android
8 22 (1.80%) Windows Server 2008
9 13 (1.07%) Windows 7
10 9 (0.74%) Mac OS X
10 9 (0.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 7 (0.57%) Windows XP
12 6 (0.49%) CentOS
12 6 (0.49%) Windows 10
12 6 (0.49%) Windows 8
13 5 (0.41%) Debian
13 5 (0.41%) Mac OS
14 4 (0.33%) AIX
14 4 (0.33%) Windows Server 2003
15 2 (0.16%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 388 (31.80%) Agile Software Development
2 168 (13.77%) Continuous Integration
3 145 (11.89%) Scrum
4 136 (11.15%) Project Management
5 134 (10.98%) TDD
6 125 (10.25%) MVC
7 118 (9.67%) Decision-Making
7 118 (9.67%) ITIL
7 118 (9.67%) Test Automation
8 103 (8.44%) DevOps
8 103 (8.44%) SDLC
9 101 (8.28%) Software Engineering
10 84 (6.89%) Business Intelligence
11 80 (6.56%) OO
12 78 (6.39%) Stakeholder Management
13 75 (6.15%) Mentoring
14 71 (5.82%) Service Management
15 67 (5.49%) Data Analysis
16 63 (5.16%) Analytics
16 63 (5.16%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 299 (24.51%) SQL
2 205 (16.80%) C#
3 198 (16.23%) JavaScript
4 170 (13.93%) Java
5 101 (8.28%) Python
6 59 (4.84%) PHP
7 55 (4.51%) T-SQL
8 37 (3.03%) C++
9 28 (2.30%) C
10 25 (2.05%) Bash Shell
10 25 (2.05%) PL/SQL
11 24 (1.97%) Ruby
11 24 (1.97%) VB.NET
12 21 (1.72%) Scala
13 20 (1.64%) VBA
14 19 (1.56%) ES6
14 19 (1.56%) PowerShell
14 19 (1.56%) R
15 18 (1.48%) Shell Script
16 17 (1.39%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 218 (17.87%) Degree
2 39 (3.20%) Cisco Certification
3 38 (3.11%) Computer Science Degree
4 35 (2.87%) Microsoft Certification
5 29 (2.38%) CCNP
6 28 (2.30%) MCSE
7 25 (2.05%) CCNA
8 24 (1.97%) Security Cleared
9 19 (1.56%) CISSP
9 19 (1.56%) ITIL Certification
10 17 (1.39%) ISEB
11 14 (1.15%) AWS Certification
11 14 (1.15%) HND
11 14 (1.15%) MCITP
11 14 (1.15%) PMP
12 12 (0.98%) ISTQB
13 11 (0.90%) APMG
13 11 (0.90%) CCDP
14 10 (0.82%) PMI Certification
14 10 (0.82%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (5.82%) QA
2 50 (4.10%) SLA
3 30 (2.46%) Data Quality
4 26 (2.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 11 (0.90%) PCI DSS
6 10 (0.82%) PMO
7 8 (0.66%) ISO 9001
8 7 (0.57%) GDPR
9 6 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 5 (0.41%) GCP
11 2 (0.16%) GAAP
12 1 (0.082%) Cyber Essentials
12 1 (0.082%) GPG13
12 1 (0.082%) ISAE 3402
12 1 (0.082%) PMBOK
12 1 (0.082%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 83 (6.80%) Active Directory
2 35 (2.87%) Docker
3 32 (2.62%) VMware Infrastructure
4 28 (2.30%) Firmware
5 26 (2.13%) Hyper-V
6 16 (1.31%) Virtual Machines
7 14 (1.15%) HDFS
8 9 (0.74%) Terminal Services
9 7 (0.57%) VMware ESXi
10 6 (0.49%) vSphere
11 5 (0.41%) Virtual Servers
12 4 (0.33%) XenApp
13 3 (0.25%) Terminal Server
14 2 (0.16%) VMware NSX
15 1 (0.082%) BitLocker
15 1 (0.082%) Oracle RAC
15 1 (0.082%) Time Sharing Option
15 1 (0.082%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 25 (2.05%) Ansible
2 19 (1.56%) Cisco CUCM
2 19 (1.56%) Opscode Chef
3 18 (1.48%) Kubernetes
4 14 (1.15%) Puppet
5 11 (0.90%) Cisco UCCX
5 11 (0.90%) Nessus
5 11 (0.90%) TrustSec
6 10 (0.82%) FortiGate
7 8 (0.66%) Cisco Prime
7 8 (0.66%) SCCM
8 7 (0.57%) Kibana
8 7 (0.57%) logstash
9 6 (0.49%) Single Sign-On
10 5 (0.41%) Salt
10 5 (0.41%) Terraform
11 4 (0.33%) Microsoft Clustering
12 3 (0.25%) HP Quality Center
12 3 (0.25%) Packer
12 3 (0.25%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 262 (21.48%) Microsoft
2 83 (6.80%) Oracle
3 65 (5.33%) Cisco
4 57 (4.67%) SAP
5 52 (4.26%) VMware
6 39 (3.20%) Google
7 37 (3.03%) Capita
8 35 (2.87%) Citrix
9 21 (1.72%) Twitter
10 20 (1.64%) Adobe
11 18 (1.48%) Salesforce.com
12 17 (1.39%) Apple
13 15 (1.23%) HP
13 15 (1.23%) Tableau
14 14 (1.15%) Cognos
14 14 (1.15%) Zend
15 13 (1.07%) Fortinet
15 13 (1.07%) Remedy
15 13 (1.07%) SolarWinds
15 13 (1.07%) Sun