Problem-Solving Jobs in the North West

Problem Solving
England > North West

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 24 May 2024 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

6 months to
24 May 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 8 19 9
Rank change year-on-year +11 -10 +4
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 1,288 799 1,538
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North West 12.71% 10.38% 16.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 15.56% 10.88% 16.90%
Number of salaries quoted 892 447 636
10th Percentile £26,138 £23,750 £28,000
25th Percentile £31,250 £36,250 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £48,939 £47,000
Median % change year-on-year -8.05% +4.13% +4.44%
75th Percentile £61,250 £60,000 £61,338
90th Percentile £77,500 £72,500 £80,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year -9.09% - +7.32%

All Process and Methodology Skills
North West

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.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 8,275 7,343 9,103
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North West 81.67% 95.40% 95.44%
Number of salaries quoted 6,268 3,851 5,316
10th Percentile £27,500 £31,250 £30,000
25th Percentile £37,500 £41,250 £38,947
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year -9.09% +4.76% +9.03%
75th Percentile £65,000 £70,000 £67,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £81,250 £81,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year -12.00% +4.17% +9.09%

Problem-Solving
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Problem-Solving as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing Problem-Solving in the North West over the 6 months to 24 May 2024.

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 24 May 2024. 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
Manchester +16 695 £48,734 -2.53% 308
Cheshire +11 254 £42,500 +13.33% 116
Merseyside +12 150 £40,000 -8.57% 71
Lancashire -1 135 £38,500 -14.44% 78
Cumbria +16 46 £36,000 -43.31% 41
Problem-Solving
England

Problem-Solving
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 29 (2.25%) SharePoint
2 28 (2.17%) Microsoft Exchange
3 23 (1.79%) CMS
4 19 (1.48%) Apache
5 14 (1.09%) IIS
5 14 (1.09%) WordPress
6 11 (0.85%) ArcGIS
7 9 (0.70%) Umbraco
8 7 (0.54%) Confluence
8 7 (0.54%) OpenEdge
9 4 (0.31%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 4 (0.31%) SAS
9 4 (0.31%) Skype for Business
10 3 (0.23%) Apache Spark
10 3 (0.23%) Moodle
11 2 (0.16%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 2 (0.16%) Apache Solr
11 2 (0.16%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (0.16%) JBoss
11 2 (0.16%) OpenStack
Applications
1 96 (7.45%) Microsoft Office
2 78 (6.06%) Microsoft Excel
3 54 (4.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 14 (1.09%) Sketch
5 8 (0.62%) Photoshop
6 7 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.31%) Trello
8 3 (0.23%) Microsoft Project
9 2 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.16%) InDesign
9 2 (0.16%) SPSS
9 2 (0.16%) Stata
10 1 (0.078%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.078%) Adobe XD
10 1 (0.078%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.078%) InVision
10 1 (0.078%) MS Visio
10 1 (0.078%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 19 (1.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (1.16%) Magento
2 15 (1.16%) Shopify
3 13 (1.01%) Infor SunSystems
3 13 (1.01%) iTrent
4 9 (0.70%) SAP CX
4 9 (0.70%) SAP S/4HANA
5 7 (0.54%) SAP Business One
6 5 (0.39%) NetSuite
7 4 (0.31%) Payment Gateway
7 4 (0.31%) SAP APO
7 4 (0.31%) SAP MM
7 4 (0.31%) SAP PP
7 4 (0.31%) SAP SD
7 4 (0.31%) SAP WM
8 3 (0.23%) SAP IBP
8 3 (0.23%) Unit4 Business World
9 1 (0.078%) Dynamics GP
9 1 (0.078%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 213 (16.54%) Azure
2 119 (9.24%) AWS
3 77 (5.98%) Microsoft 365
4 70 (5.43%) Power Platform
5 61 (4.74%) GCP
6 52 (4.04%) SaaS
7 31 (2.41%) Amazon S3
8 30 (2.33%) Azure DevOps
9 26 (2.02%) Dynamics 365
10 22 (1.71%) GitHub
11 19 (1.48%) Snowflake
12 18 (1.40%) Serverless
13 16 (1.24%) Entra ID
14 15 (1.16%) Azure Cosmos DB
14 15 (1.16%) Matillion
15 14 (1.09%) Amazon EC2
15 14 (1.09%) Cloud Computing
15 14 (1.09%) Figma
16 13 (1.01%) Amazon Kinesis
16 13 (1.01%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 76 (5.90%) Firewall
2 38 (2.95%) LAN
3 31 (2.41%) TCP/IP
4 30 (2.33%) DNS
5 27 (2.10%) Network Security
5 27 (2.10%) Wireless
6 26 (2.02%) VPN
7 25 (1.94%) WAN
8 24 (1.86%) VoIP
9 23 (1.79%) Wi-Fi
10 21 (1.63%) DHCP
10 21 (1.63%) PPP
11 20 (1.55%) Internet
12 17 (1.32%) IPsec
13 11 (0.85%) SAN
14 10 (0.78%) BGP
14 10 (0.78%) OSPF
14 10 (0.78%) SNMP
15 9 (0.70%) VLAN
16 8 (0.62%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 99 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 59 (4.58%) MySQL
3 57 (4.43%) Data Warehouse
4 52 (4.04%) Power BI
5 39 (3.03%) BigQuery
6 38 (2.95%) Looker
6 38 (2.95%) Relational Database
7 29 (2.25%) Tableau
8 25 (1.94%) Elasticsearch
9 20 (1.55%) MongoDB
10 19 (1.48%) PostgreSQL
10 19 (1.48%) RDBMS
11 18 (1.40%) MS Access
11 18 (1.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 17 (1.32%) Data Lake
12 17 (1.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 16 (1.24%) Amazon Redshift
14 15 (1.16%) Star Schema
15 14 (1.09%) Amazon RDS
16 13 (1.01%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 93 (7.22%) Git
2 42 (3.26%) JIRA
3 18 (1.40%) TeamCity
4 17 (1.32%) GitLab
4 17 (1.32%) Jenkins
5 15 (1.16%) Postman
6 13 (1.01%) Visual Studio
7 7 (0.54%) Subversion
8 6 (0.47%) Dreamweaver
8 6 (0.47%) Eclipse
8 6 (0.47%) PHPUnit
9 5 (0.39%) InstallShield
9 5 (0.39%) JetBrains Rider
10 4 (0.31%) Cypress.io
10 4 (0.31%) JDeveloper
10 4 (0.31%) Selenium
10 4 (0.31%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (0.23%) Jasmine
11 3 (0.23%) Visual Studio Team System
11 3 (0.23%) webpack
General
1 671 (52.10%) Social Skills
2 408 (31.68%) Analytical Skills
3 223 (17.31%) Finance
4 104 (8.07%) Retail
5 89 (6.91%) Marketing
6 80 (6.21%) Organisational Skills
7 75 (5.82%) Legal
8 60 (4.66%) Public Sector
9 53 (4.11%) Presentation Skills
10 51 (3.96%) Inclusion and Diversity
11 43 (3.34%) Law
12 35 (2.72%) Manufacturing
13 26 (2.02%) Telecoms
14 20 (1.55%) Banking
14 20 (1.55%) Billing
15 14 (1.09%) Automotive
15 14 (1.09%) Health Technology
15 14 (1.09%) Local Government
16 12 (0.93%) Games
17 8 (0.62%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 189 (14.67%) Developer
2 172 (13.35%) Analyst
3 166 (12.89%) Senior
4 79 (6.13%) Software Engineer
5 70 (5.43%) Lead
6 60 (4.66%) Data Engineer
7 58 (4.50%) IT Support
8 54 (4.19%) Architect
9 52 (4.04%) IT Engineer
10 46 (3.57%) Consultant
10 46 (3.57%) Project Manager
11 43 (3.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 41 (3.18%) Business Analyst
13 36 (2.80%) Administrator
14 34 (2.64%) Platform Engineer
15 32 (2.48%) Junior
15 32 (2.48%) Senior Developer
16 31 (2.41%) Support Engineer
17 30 (2.33%) Graduate
18 29 (2.25%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 117 (9.08%) .NET
2 115 (8.93%) HTML
3 105 (8.15%) CSS
4 49 (3.80%) React
5 43 (3.34%) AngularJS
6 33 (2.56%) Vue
7 31 (2.41%) Node.js
8 29 (2.25%) HTML5
9 28 (2.17%) .NET Framework
10 26 (2.02%) JSON
11 25 (1.94%) RESTful
12 24 (1.86%) .NET Core
13 23 (1.79%) RabbitMQ
14 22 (1.71%) ASP.NET
14 22 (1.71%) REST
15 19 (1.48%) Spring
16 18 (1.40%) Web Services
17 17 (1.32%) Laravel
18 16 (1.24%) Sass
18 16 (1.24%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 103 (8.00%) Self-Motivation
2 65 (5.05%) Management Information System
3 39 (3.03%) Driving Licence
4 35 (2.72%) Product Ownership
5 25 (1.94%) Data Structures
6 23 (1.79%) Data Centre
7 22 (1.71%) Algorithms
7 22 (1.71%) Mobile App
7 22 (1.71%) NHS
8 20 (1.55%) Security Posture
9 19 (1.48%) Cyber Threat
9 19 (1.48%) EPoS
10 16 (1.24%) Cloud Native
11 15 (1.16%) Greenfield Project
12 14 (1.09%) Housing Association
12 14 (1.09%) Renewable Energy
13 12 (0.93%) Analytical Mindset
14 11 (0.85%) Cyberattack
14 11 (0.85%) IoT
15 10 (0.78%) Onboarding
Operating Systems
1 172 (13.35%) Windows
2 78 (6.06%) Linux
3 40 (3.11%) Windows Server
4 31 (2.41%) Android
5 28 (2.17%) Apple iOS
6 20 (1.55%) Windows 10
7 18 (1.40%) Windows Vista
8 10 (0.78%) Data ONTAP
8 10 (0.78%) Ubuntu
9 9 (0.70%) Mac OS
9 9 (0.70%) VMS
9 9 (0.70%) Windows Server 2016
10 8 (0.62%) Windows Server 2012
11 7 (0.54%) Windows 8
12 6 (0.47%) Unix
12 6 (0.47%) Windows Server 2008
13 3 (0.23%) Kali Linux
14 2 (0.16%) Windows Server 2003
15 1 (0.078%) CentOS
15 1 (0.078%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 262 (20.34%) Agile
2 195 (15.14%) Project Management
3 161 (12.50%) Customer Service
4 143 (11.10%) DevOps
5 142 (11.02%) Analytics
6 141 (10.95%) Mentoring
7 140 (10.87%) Decision-Making
8 139 (10.79%) Computer Science
9 136 (10.56%) Continuous Improvement
10 121 (9.39%) Software Engineering
11 104 (8.07%) Collaborative Working
12 100 (7.76%) User Experience
13 97 (7.53%) ITIL
14 95 (7.38%) Business Intelligence
15 94 (7.30%) Coaching
16 93 (7.22%) Cybersecurity
17 87 (6.75%) Stakeholder Management
18 84 (6.52%) Roadmaps
19 77 (5.98%) Data Modelling
20 73 (5.67%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 210 (16.30%) SQL
2 139 (10.79%) JavaScript
3 125 (9.70%) C#
4 110 (8.54%) Python
5 67 (5.20%) Java
6 47 (3.65%) PHP
7 30 (2.33%) PowerShell
8 17 (1.32%) T-SQL
8 17 (1.32%) VB
9 16 (1.24%) Swift
10 15 (1.16%) C++
11 14 (1.09%) Bash
11 14 (1.09%) TypeScript
12 12 (0.93%) C
13 11 (0.85%) VBScript
14 10 (0.78%) VB.NET
15 9 (0.70%) R
16 8 (0.62%) Data Analysis Expressions
16 8 (0.62%) Embedded C
16 8 (0.62%) Rust
Qualifications
1 331 (25.70%) Degree
2 92 (7.14%) Computer Science Degree
3 55 (4.27%) Security Cleared
4 46 (3.57%) SC Cleared
5 38 (2.95%) Master's Degree
6 32 (2.48%) Microsoft Certification
7 26 (2.02%) Cisco Certification
8 24 (1.86%) ACCA
9 22 (1.71%) CCNA
9 22 (1.71%) DBS Check
10 19 (1.48%) PMI Certification
11 18 (1.40%) HND
12 15 (1.16%) PMP
13 14 (1.09%) CCNP
14 13 (1.01%) HNC
15 11 (0.85%) CISA
16 9 (0.70%) ITIL Certification
17 8 (0.62%) BPSS Clearance
17 8 (0.62%) CISSP
17 8 (0.62%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (4.97%) GDPR
2 55 (4.27%) QA
3 47 (3.65%) SLA
4 38 (2.95%) Data Quality
4 38 (2.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 22 (1.71%) NIST
6 21 (1.63%) Accessibility
7 18 (1.40%) PMO
8 14 (1.09%) Cyber Essentials
8 14 (1.09%) GAAP
8 14 (1.09%) IFRS
9 12 (0.93%) WCAG
10 8 (0.62%) SOC 2
11 7 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 6 (0.47%) NCSC
13 5 (0.39%) ISO 9001
14 4 (0.31%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
15 3 (0.23%) ISO 9000
16 2 (0.16%) HL7
17 1 (0.078%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 86 (6.68%) Active Directory
2 56 (4.35%) Docker
3 36 (2.80%) VMware Infrastructure
4 23 (1.79%) Hyper-V
5 9 (0.70%) Firmware
5 9 (0.70%) Terminal Services
6 4 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (0.16%) vSphere
9 1 (0.078%) Dovecot
9 1 (0.078%) Lustre
9 1 (0.078%) Postfix
9 1 (0.078%) Slurm Workload Manager
9 1 (0.078%) Snort
9 1 (0.078%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 33 (2.56%) Kubernetes
2 28 (2.17%) Terraform
3 20 (1.55%) Microsoft Intune
4 17 (1.32%) Ansible
5 11 (0.85%) Prometheus
6 10 (0.78%) vCenter Server
7 4 (0.31%) Nessus
7 4 (0.31%) Progress Chef
8 3 (0.23%) Puppet
8 3 (0.23%) SELinux
9 2 (0.16%) SCCM
10 1 (0.078%) Grafana
10 1 (0.078%) Icinga
10 1 (0.078%) Jamf Pro
10 1 (0.078%) Proxmox
10 1 (0.078%) Single Sign-On
10 1 (0.078%) WMI
Vendors
1 288 (22.36%) Microsoft
2 67 (5.20%) Google
3 62 (4.81%) SAP
4 47 (3.65%) VMware
5 35 (2.72%) Oracle
6 33 (2.56%) Cisco
7 22 (1.71%) CA
8 20 (1.55%) Adobe
8 20 (1.55%) ServiceNow
9 18 (1.40%) NetApp
10 17 (1.32%) IBM
11 16 (1.24%) F5
11 16 (1.24%) HP
12 13 (1.01%) Facebook
12 13 (1.01%) Infor
13 12 (0.93%) Salesforce
14 11 (0.85%) Palo Alto
15 10 (0.78%) Red Hat
15 10 (0.78%) SolidFire
15 10 (0.78%) Sophos