Period
to 9 July 2020

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 9 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Problem-Solving
England > North West
6 months to
9 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 17 12 17
Rank change year-on-year -5 +5 +4
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 554 1,375 1,276
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North West 9.80% 12.99% 10.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.65% 13.88% 10.89%
Number of salaries quoted 402 820 975
Median annual salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.75% - +9.59%
10th Percentile £26,250 £22,750 £24,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £62,800
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

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 5,204 9,907 11,720
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 92.09% 93.61% 92.22%
Number of salaries quoted 4,161 7,307 9,430
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £43,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +2.86% +9.38%
10th Percentile £30,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £66,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

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 9 July 2020.

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 9 July 2020. 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 -5 310 £42,500 +6.25% 61
Cheshire -1 127 £40,000 -5.88% 26
Merseyside -9 61 £37,500 -11.76% 7
Cumbria +7 32 £40,000 -1.23% 1
Lancashire -11 21 £37,500 +23.39% 9
Problem-Solving
England

For the 6 months to 9 July 2020, 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.

1 212 (38.27%) Agile Software Development
2 198 (35.74%) Analytical Skills
3 153 (27.62%) SQL
4 146 (26.35%) Microsoft
5 120 (21.66%) C#
6 112 (20.22%) .NET
7 108 (19.49%) JavaScript
8 101 (18.23%) SQL Server
9 100 (18.05%) Degree
10 97 (17.51%) HTML
11 91 (16.43%) Finance
12 88 (15.88%) CSS
13 86 (15.52%) Java
14 78 (14.08%) Software Engineering
15 74 (13.36%) Windows
16 67 (12.09%) Active Directory
17 65 (11.73%) DevOps
18 64 (11.55%) Azure
19 60 (10.83%) JIRA
20 57 (10.29%) Linux
21 56 (10.11%) ITIL
21 56 (10.11%) Self-Motivation
22 54 (9.75%) ASP.NET
22 54 (9.75%) SDLC
23 52 (9.39%) AWS
24 49 (8.84%) Project Management
25 48 (8.66%) Git (software)
26 47 (8.48%) MVC
27 46 (8.30%) Retail
27 46 (8.30%) Relational Database

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 39 (7.04%) MS Exchange
2 28 (5.05%) SharePoint
3 22 (3.97%) Confluence
4 21 (3.79%) IIS
5 7 (1.26%) CMS
5 7 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (1.08%) Apache
6 6 (1.08%) Elasticsearch
6 6 (1.08%) ExpressionEngine
6 6 (1.08%) Skype for Business
7 5 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (0.90%) WordPress
8 4 (0.72%) EPiServer
8 4 (0.72%) nginx
9 3 (0.54%) JBoss
9 3 (0.54%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.36%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 2 (0.36%) Alfresco
10 2 (0.36%) Cloud Foundry
10 2 (0.36%) WebLogic
Applications
1 29 (5.23%) Microsoft Office
2 22 (3.97%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (1.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.90%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.90%) Sketch
5 4 (0.72%) Adobe Illustrator
5 4 (0.72%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.18%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.18%) InVision
6 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 7 (1.26%) Magento
2 6 (1.08%) Dynamics AX
2 6 (1.08%) Remedy ITSM
2 6 (1.08%) SAP ERP
3 5 (0.90%) Relativity
3 5 (0.90%) Ringtail
4 3 (0.54%) NetSuite
4 3 (0.54%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 3 (0.54%) Teamcenter
5 2 (0.36%) Adobe Campaign
5 2 (0.36%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 2 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.36%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (0.36%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 1 (0.18%) Aareon QL
6 1 (0.18%) Oracle Assets
6 1 (0.18%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.18%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.18%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.18%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 64 (11.55%) Azure
2 52 (9.39%) AWS
3 37 (6.68%) Office 365
4 22 (3.97%) Power Platform
5 17 (3.07%) GCP
5 17 (3.07%) SaaS
6 14 (2.53%) GitHub
6 14 (2.53%) IaaS
7 11 (1.99%) AWS CloudFormation
8 9 (1.62%) Amazon ECS
8 9 (1.62%) Amazon S3
9 8 (1.44%) Amazon EC2
10 7 (1.26%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 7 (1.26%) Amazon ELB
10 7 (1.26%) Amazon Glacier
10 7 (1.26%) Amazon SQS
10 7 (1.26%) Dynamics 365
10 7 (1.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 6 (1.08%) G Suite
12 4 (0.72%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (4.51%) WAN
2 24 (4.33%) LAN
3 20 (3.61%) DHCP
3 20 (3.61%) DNS
4 19 (3.43%) Firewall
4 19 (3.43%) VoIP
5 18 (3.25%) TCP/IP
6 13 (2.35%) SAN
7 12 (2.17%) VLAN
8 11 (1.99%) Skype
8 11 (1.99%) Wi-Fi
9 9 (1.62%) VPN
10 8 (1.44%) HTTP
10 8 (1.44%) SSL
11 7 (1.26%) Internet
12 6 (1.08%) NetScaler
13 5 (0.90%) NAS
14 4 (0.72%) Intranet
15 3 (0.54%) MPLS
15 3 (0.54%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 101 (18.23%) SQL Server
2 46 (8.30%) Relational Database
3 41 (7.40%) MySQL
4 24 (4.33%) NoSQL
5 22 (3.97%) Power BI
6 21 (3.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 20 (3.61%) Data Warehouse
8 19 (3.43%) Oracle Database
9 17 (3.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 12 (2.17%) RDBMS
11 10 (1.81%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 8 (1.44%) MongoDB
13 7 (1.26%) Amazon RDS
13 7 (1.26%) PostgreSQL
13 7 (1.26%) Redis
14 6 (1.08%) Big Data
14 6 (1.08%) SQL Server 2008
15 5 (0.90%) Crystal Reports
15 5 (0.90%) EDRMS
15 5 (0.90%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 60 (10.83%) JIRA
2 48 (8.66%) Git (software)
3 31 (5.60%) Jenkins
4 30 (5.42%) Visual Studio
5 21 (3.79%) Bitbucket
6 19 (3.43%) Maven
7 11 (1.99%) JUnit
7 11 (1.99%) SonarQube
7 11 (1.99%) Sonatype Nexus
8 9 (1.62%) Selenium
8 9 (1.62%) Team Foundation Server
9 8 (1.44%) Subversion
10 6 (1.08%) PHPUnit
10 6 (1.08%) WebDriver
11 5 (0.90%) Fiddler
11 5 (0.90%) Mocha
11 5 (0.90%) Protractor
11 5 (0.90%) SoapUI
12 4 (0.72%) Eclipse
12 4 (0.72%) JDeveloper
General
1 91 (16.43%) Finance
2 46 (8.30%) Retail
3 33 (5.96%) Marketing
4 21 (3.79%) Law
5 19 (3.43%) Banking
6 17 (3.07%) Legal
7 14 (2.53%) Games
7 14 (2.53%) Manufacturing
8 10 (1.81%) Automotive
9 9 (1.62%) Public Sector
10 8 (1.44%) Back Office
11 7 (1.26%) Publishing
12 6 (1.08%) Aerospace
13 4 (0.72%) German Language
13 4 (0.72%) Military
14 3 (0.54%) Billing
14 3 (0.54%) Telecoms
15 2 (0.36%) French Language
15 2 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
15 2 (0.36%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 159 (28.70%) Developer
2 83 (14.98%) Analyst
3 37 (6.68%) Software Engineer
4 36 (6.50%) Software Developer
5 29 (5.23%) .NET Developer
6 26 (4.69%) PHP Developer
7 25 (4.51%) Architect
7 25 (4.51%) Business Analyst
7 25 (4.51%) Senior Developer
8 19 (3.43%) Solutions Architect
9 18 (3.25%) C# Developer
10 17 (3.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 16 (2.89%) Java Engineer
12 15 (2.71%) Consultant
12 15 (2.71%) DevOps Engineer
12 15 (2.71%) Senior Software Engineer
13 14 (2.53%) .NET Architect
13 14 (2.53%) .NET Solutions Architect
13 14 (2.53%) Administrator
13 14 (2.53%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 112 (20.22%) .NET
2 97 (17.51%) HTML
3 88 (15.88%) CSS
4 54 (9.75%) ASP.NET
5 38 (6.86%) Web Services
6 33 (5.96%) REST
7 32 (5.78%) Node.js
8 30 (5.42%) .NET Framework
9 26 (4.69%) .NET Core
10 25 (4.51%) jQuery
10 25 (4.51%) XML
11 24 (4.33%) ASP.NET MVC
11 24 (4.33%) Java EE
12 23 (4.15%) SOAP
13 19 (3.43%) React
13 19 (3.43%) Spring
14 15 (2.71%) Entity Framework
14 15 (2.71%) RESTful
15 12 (2.17%) ASP.NET Web API
15 12 (2.17%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 198 (35.74%) Analytical Skills
2 56 (10.11%) Self-Motivation
3 32 (5.78%) User Experience
4 30 (5.42%) Management Information System
5 21 (3.79%) Mobile App
6 16 (2.89%) Driving Licence
7 13 (2.35%) Replication
8 12 (2.17%) Data Centre
9 11 (1.99%) IVR
9 11 (1.99%) NHS
10 10 (1.81%) CMDB
11 9 (1.62%) Blog
12 8 (1.44%) PKI
12 8 (1.44%) Smartphone
13 6 (1.08%) Cloud Native
13 6 (1.08%) e-Learning
14 5 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
14 5 (0.90%) EPoS
14 5 (0.90%) Life Science
15 4 (0.72%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 74 (13.36%) Windows
2 57 (10.29%) Linux
3 27 (4.87%) Windows Server
4 17 (3.07%) Unix
5 16 (2.89%) Windows Server 2012
6 15 (2.71%) Android
7 14 (2.53%) Apple iOS
8 12 (2.17%) Windows 10
9 9 (1.62%) Windows 7
10 8 (1.44%) Windows Server 2016
11 5 (0.90%) Solaris
12 4 (0.72%) Windows Server 2008
13 3 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (0.54%) Windows 8
14 2 (0.36%) CentOS
14 2 (0.36%) DC/OS
14 2 (0.36%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.18%) Tizen
Processes & Methodologies
1 212 (38.27%) Agile Software Development
2 78 (14.08%) Software Engineering
3 65 (11.73%) DevOps
4 56 (10.11%) ITIL
5 54 (9.75%) SDLC
6 49 (8.84%) Project Management
7 47 (8.48%) MVC
8 36 (6.50%) Stakeholder Management
8 36 (6.50%) Time Management
9 35 (6.32%) OO
10 34 (6.14%) Analytics
10 34 (6.14%) Business Intelligence
11 33 (5.96%) Change Management
12 32 (5.78%) Requirements Gathering
12 32 (5.78%) Test Automation
12 32 (5.78%) User Stories
13 31 (5.60%) OOP
13 31 (5.60%) Scrum
13 31 (5.60%) Workflow
14 30 (5.42%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 153 (27.62%) SQL
2 120 (21.66%) C#
3 108 (19.49%) JavaScript
4 86 (15.52%) Java
5 37 (6.68%) PHP
5 37 (6.68%) T-SQL
6 36 (6.50%) Python
7 20 (3.61%) Bash Shell
7 20 (3.61%) C++
8 16 (2.89%) TypeScript
9 14 (2.53%) PowerShell
10 11 (1.99%) C
10 11 (1.99%) ES6
11 10 (1.81%) PHP 5
11 10 (1.81%) PHP 7
12 8 (1.44%) PL/SQL
13 7 (1.26%) Perl
14 6 (1.08%) VB
15 5 (0.90%) Ruby
16 4 (0.72%) VB6
Qualifications
1 100 (18.05%) Degree
2 40 (7.22%) Security Cleared
3 28 (5.05%) SC Cleared
4 18 (3.25%) ITIL Certification
5 16 (2.89%) Computer Science Degree
5 16 (2.89%) DBS Check
6 13 (2.35%) Microsoft Certification
6 13 (2.35%) TOGAF Certification
7 8 (1.44%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (1.44%) DV Cleared
8 6 (1.08%) AWS Certification
8 6 (1.08%) CCNA
8 6 (1.08%) MCSE
9 5 (0.90%) ISTQB
9 5 (0.90%) Master's Degree
10 4 (0.72%) Oracle Certification
11 3 (0.54%) MBA
12 2 (0.36%) A+ Certification
12 2 (0.36%) CCNP
12 2 (0.36%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (5.05%) QA
2 22 (3.97%) SLA
3 12 (2.17%) GDPR
4 6 (1.08%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.54%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.36%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.18%) COBIT
7 1 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.18%) HL7
7 1 (0.18%) IEC 61508
7 1 (0.18%) ISAE 3402
7 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 12207
7 1 (0.18%) PMO
7 1 (0.18%) RosettaNet
System Software
1 67 (12.09%) Active Directory
2 33 (5.96%) Docker
3 25 (4.51%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (2.35%) XenApp
5 12 (2.17%) Hyper-V
6 10 (1.81%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (1.26%) Firmware
8 6 (1.08%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 6 (1.08%) XenDesktop
9 4 (0.72%) vSphere
10 3 (0.54%) KVM
11 2 (0.36%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 23 (4.15%) Kubernetes
2 14 (2.53%) Terraform
3 11 (1.99%) SCCM
4 7 (1.26%) Ansible
5 6 (1.08%) FortiGate
6 5 (0.90%) Cisco CUCM
6 5 (0.90%) FTK
6 5 (0.90%) Microsoft Intune
6 5 (0.90%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (0.90%) Puppet
7 3 (0.54%) SCOM
7 3 (0.54%) SCOrch
8 2 (0.36%) Failover Clustering
8 2 (0.36%) Grafana
8 2 (0.36%) Kibana
8 2 (0.36%) Marathon
8 2 (0.36%) Mesos
8 2 (0.36%) Nagios
8 2 (0.36%) Prometheus
8 2 (0.36%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 146 (26.35%) Microsoft
2 32 (5.78%) Oracle
3 31 (5.60%) Cisco
3 31 (5.60%) VMware
4 26 (4.69%) Citrix
5 18 (3.25%) Google
5 18 (3.25%) SAP
5 18 (3.25%) ServiceNow
6 16 (2.89%) IBM
7 12 (2.17%) Salesforce.com
8 11 (1.99%) HP
8 11 (1.99%) Veracode
9 10 (1.81%) Sophos
10 8 (1.44%) Atlassian
10 8 (1.44%) Juniper
10 8 (1.44%) TOWER Software
10 8 (1.44%) Zend
11 7 (1.26%) ProCurve
11 7 (1.26%) Veeam
11 7 (1.26%) Xamarin