Period
to 29 October 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 29 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Problem-Solving
England > North West
6 months to
29 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 17 15 18
Rank change year-on-year -2 +3 +2
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 416 1,167 1,149
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North West 10.27% 11.52% 9.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.07% 12.33% 10.68%
Number of salaries quoted 343 740 906
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +10.53%
10th Percentile £26,250 £23,500 £21,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £63,750 £63,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +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 3,759 9,468 10,763
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 92.79% 93.44% 91.24%
Number of salaries quoted 3,245 7,384 8,629
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £69,750 £68,750
England median annual salary £55,122 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.99% - +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 29 October 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 29 October 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 -5 233 £50,000 +11.11% 67
Cheshire +7 109 £35,000 -22.22% 35
Merseyside -8 32 £37,357 -12.10% 10
Cumbria +2 19 £22,500 +18.42% 3
Lancashire -5 19 £50,000 +52.43% 12
Problem-Solving
England

For the 6 months to 29 October 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.

1 170 (40.87%) Analytical Skills
2 155 (37.26%) Agile Software Development
3 119 (28.61%) Microsoft
4 96 (23.08%) SQL
5 86 (20.67%) .NET
5 86 (20.67%) C#
5 86 (20.67%) JavaScript
6 74 (17.79%) Azure
7 67 (16.11%) Finance
8 65 (15.63%) Degree
9 63 (15.14%) Windows
10 62 (14.90%) SQL Server
11 59 (14.18%) HTML
12 52 (12.50%) DevOps
13 48 (11.54%) Software Engineering
14 46 (11.06%) Linux
15 45 (10.82%) CSS
16 40 (9.62%) Java
17 39 (9.38%) Stakeholder Management
17 39 (9.38%) AWS
17 39 (9.38%) React
18 38 (9.13%) MySQL
19 37 (8.89%) ASP.NET
20 36 (8.65%) User Stories
21 35 (8.41%) MVC
22 34 (8.17%) Python
23 33 (7.93%) Active Directory
23 33 (7.93%) Change Management
24 32 (7.69%) Project Management
24 32 (7.69%) ITIL

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 12 (2.88%) SharePoint
2 11 (2.64%) nginx
3 10 (2.40%) Elasticsearch
4 9 (2.16%) Apache
4 9 (2.16%) IIS
5 7 (1.68%) MS Exchange
6 5 (1.20%) Skype for Business
7 4 (0.96%) JBoss
7 4 (0.96%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (0.72%) WebLogic
8 3 (0.72%) WordPress
9 2 (0.48%) Apache Spark
9 2 (0.48%) Confluence
10 1 (0.24%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.24%) CMS
10 1 (0.24%) Office Communications Server
10 1 (0.24%) SAS
10 1 (0.24%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.24%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 24 (5.77%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (1.92%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.72%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (0.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (0.72%) Photoshop
3 3 (0.72%) Sketch
3 3 (0.72%) Zeplin
4 2 (0.48%) InVision
4 2 (0.48%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.48%) OmniGraffle
5 1 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.24%) Figma
Business Applications
1 7 (1.68%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (1.20%) thinkFolio
3 3 (0.72%) Teamcenter
3 3 (0.72%) Visualfiles
4 2 (0.48%) FLEXCUBE
4 2 (0.48%) Magento
4 2 (0.48%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 1 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.24%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.24%) Oracle Payroll
5 1 (0.24%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 74 (17.79%) Azure
2 39 (9.38%) AWS
3 27 (6.49%) Office 365
4 17 (4.09%) GCP
5 16 (3.85%) Cloud Computing
6 12 (2.88%) Power Platform
7 8 (1.92%) Amazon EKS
7 8 (1.92%) SaaS
8 7 (1.68%) AWS CloudFormation
9 4 (0.96%) GitHub
9 4 (0.96%) OneDrive
9 4 (0.96%) Yarn
10 3 (0.72%) Amazon S3
10 3 (0.72%) Amazon SageMaker
10 3 (0.72%) Azure Data Factory
10 3 (0.72%) Dynamics 365
10 3 (0.72%) IaaS
10 3 (0.72%) Lucidchart
10 3 (0.72%) PaaS
11 2 (0.48%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 24 (5.77%) Firewall
1 24 (5.77%) SSL
2 13 (3.13%) Network Security
3 10 (2.40%) LAN
3 10 (2.40%) VoIP
4 9 (2.16%) VLAN
5 8 (1.92%) Remote Desktop
5 8 (1.92%) WAN
6 7 (1.68%) DHCP
6 7 (1.68%) DNS
6 7 (1.68%) SAN
6 7 (1.68%) Skype
7 6 (1.44%) HTTP
7 6 (1.44%) TCP/IP
7 6 (1.44%) VPN
8 5 (1.20%) Internet
8 5 (1.20%) NAS
9 4 (0.96%) BGP
9 4 (0.96%) OSPF
10 3 (0.72%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (14.90%) SQL Server
2 38 (9.13%) MySQL
3 17 (4.09%) Data Warehouse
4 15 (3.61%) NoSQL
5 12 (2.88%) Big Data
5 12 (2.88%) Power BI
6 9 (2.16%) Data Lake
7 8 (1.92%) MongoDB
7 8 (1.92%) Oracle Database
7 8 (1.92%) Relational Database
8 7 (1.68%) Tableau
9 5 (1.20%) Oracle Database 11g
9 5 (1.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 4 (0.96%) Redis
11 3 (0.72%) Amazon Redshift
11 3 (0.72%) BigQuery
11 3 (0.72%) BusinessObjects
11 3 (0.72%) Neo4j
11 3 (0.72%) PostgreSQL
11 3 (0.72%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 25 (6.01%) Visual Studio
2 23 (5.53%) JIRA
3 21 (5.05%) Git (software)
4 11 (2.64%) Jenkins
4 11 (2.64%) Selenium
5 9 (2.16%) Team Foundation Server
6 8 (1.92%) Protractor
7 7 (1.68%) TeamCity
8 6 (1.44%) Oracle APEX
8 6 (1.44%) Subversion
9 5 (1.20%) Grunt
9 5 (1.20%) gulp
9 5 (1.20%) webpack
10 4 (0.96%) GitLab
10 4 (0.96%) SpecFlow
10 4 (0.96%) Zephyr
11 3 (0.72%) JUnit
11 3 (0.72%) Maven
11 3 (0.72%) Mocha
12 2 (0.48%) WebDriver
General
1 67 (16.11%) Finance
2 30 (7.21%) Marketing
2 30 (7.21%) Retail
3 28 (6.73%) Legal
4 13 (3.13%) Manufacturing
5 9 (2.16%) Aerospace
6 7 (1.68%) Banking
6 7 (1.68%) Law
6 7 (1.68%) Telecoms
7 6 (1.44%) Public Sector
8 5 (1.20%) Games
9 4 (0.96%) Back Office
10 3 (0.72%) Military
11 2 (0.48%) Advertising
11 2 (0.48%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.48%) Housing Association
11 2 (0.48%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.48%) Local Government
11 2 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.24%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 89 (21.39%) Developer
2 55 (13.22%) Analyst
3 27 (6.49%) Architect
4 25 (6.01%) Software Engineer
5 22 (5.29%) Business Analyst
6 21 (5.05%) Solutions Architect
7 20 (4.81%) .NET Developer
8 19 (4.57%) .NET Architect
8 19 (4.57%) .NET Solutions Architect
8 19 (4.57%) Software Developer
9 18 (4.33%) C# Developer
9 18 (4.33%) PHP Developer
10 16 (3.85%) Systems Engineer
11 15 (3.61%) Security Specialist
12 14 (3.37%) Cloud Specialist
13 13 (3.13%) Administrator
14 12 (2.88%) C# Architect
14 12 (2.88%) C# Software Developer
14 12 (2.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 11 (2.64%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (20.67%) .NET
2 59 (14.18%) HTML
3 45 (10.82%) CSS
4 39 (9.38%) React
5 37 (8.89%) ASP.NET
6 31 (7.45%) Node.js
7 24 (5.77%) .NET Framework
8 23 (5.53%) AngularJS
9 20 (4.81%) .NET Core
10 18 (4.33%) ASP.NET MVC
11 17 (4.09%) Blazor
12 16 (3.85%) jQuery
12 16 (3.85%) REST
12 16 (3.85%) Web Services
12 16 (3.85%) XML
13 12 (2.88%) Laravel
14 10 (2.40%) Entity Framework
14 10 (2.40%) HTML5
14 10 (2.40%) SOAP
15 9 (2.16%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 170 (40.87%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (6.25%) User Experience
3 23 (5.53%) Management Information System
4 22 (5.29%) PKI
5 18 (4.33%) Self-Motivation
6 13 (3.13%) Data Centre
6 13 (3.13%) Mobile App
7 8 (1.92%) Fat Client
7 8 (1.92%) Thin Client
8 7 (1.68%) CMDB
8 7 (1.68%) Linux Command Line
9 6 (1.44%) Life Science
10 5 (1.20%) Enterprise Cloud
11 4 (0.96%) EPoS
11 4 (0.96%) Public Cloud
11 4 (0.96%) Replication
11 4 (0.96%) Security Operations Centre
12 3 (0.72%) Driving Licence
12 3 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
12 3 (0.72%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 63 (15.14%) Windows
2 46 (11.06%) Linux
3 22 (5.29%) Windows Server
4 17 (4.09%) Solaris
5 9 (2.16%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (1.92%) Windows Server 2016
7 7 (1.68%) Windows 10
8 6 (1.44%) Unix
9 4 (0.96%) CentOS
9 4 (0.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (0.96%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.48%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.48%) DC/OS
10 2 (0.48%) Fedora
10 2 (0.48%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.24%) Android
11 1 (0.24%) Debian
11 1 (0.24%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.24%) OpenBSD
11 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 155 (37.26%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (12.50%) DevOps
3 48 (11.54%) Software Engineering
4 39 (9.38%) Stakeholder Management
5 36 (8.65%) User Stories
6 35 (8.41%) MVC
7 33 (7.93%) Change Management
8 32 (7.69%) ITIL
8 32 (7.69%) Project Management
9 31 (7.45%) Time Management
10 29 (6.97%) Computer Science
10 29 (6.97%) Test Automation
11 28 (6.73%) Analytics
12 27 (6.49%) Configuration Management
12 27 (6.49%) Requirements Gathering
12 27 (6.49%) TDD
13 26 (6.25%) E-Commerce
14 25 (6.01%) Enterprise Architecture
14 25 (6.01%) Microservices
14 25 (6.01%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 96 (23.08%) SQL
2 86 (20.67%) C#
2 86 (20.67%) JavaScript
3 40 (9.62%) Java
4 34 (8.17%) Python
5 28 (6.73%) PHP
6 25 (6.01%) PowerShell
7 21 (5.05%) Perl
8 20 (4.81%) Bash Shell
9 12 (2.88%) TypeScript
10 9 (2.16%) Go
11 7 (1.68%) Ruby
12 5 (1.20%) ES6
12 5 (1.20%) T-SQL
13 4 (0.96%) PL/SQL
14 3 (0.72%) ActionScript
14 3 (0.72%) ActionScript 2.0
14 3 (0.72%) PHP 7
14 3 (0.72%) VB
14 3 (0.72%) VBA
Qualifications
1 65 (15.63%) Degree
2 19 (4.57%) Security Cleared
3 18 (4.33%) Computer Science Degree
3 18 (4.33%) SC Cleared
4 10 (2.40%) DBS Check
5 7 (1.68%) AWS Certification
5 7 (1.68%) IIBA
5 7 (1.68%) TOGAF Certification
6 5 (1.20%) A+ Certification
7 4 (0.96%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (0.96%) ISTQB
8 3 (0.72%) CCNP
8 3 (0.72%) CEH
8 3 (0.72%) CISM
8 3 (0.72%) CISSP
8 3 (0.72%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.48%) CCNA
9 2 (0.48%) CISMP
9 2 (0.48%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.48%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (7.45%) QA
2 20 (4.81%) GDPR
3 9 (2.16%) SLA
4 5 (1.20%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.72%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.48%) COBIT
6 2 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.48%) NCSC
6 2 (0.48%) NIST
7 1 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.24%) IEC 61508
7 1 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 12207
7 1 (0.24%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 33 (7.93%) Active Directory
2 29 (6.97%) Docker
3 26 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (3.37%) Hyper-V
5 8 (1.92%) KVM
6 6 (1.44%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.48%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 2 (0.48%) Firmware
7 2 (0.48%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.48%) XenApp
8 1 (0.24%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 1 (0.24%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.24%) NFS
8 1 (0.24%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 25 (6.01%) Kubernetes
2 16 (3.85%) SCCM
3 15 (3.61%) SCOM
4 13 (3.13%) Puppet
5 11 (2.64%) Opscode Chef
5 11 (2.64%) SCOrch
6 10 (2.40%) Terraform
7 9 (2.16%) Ansible
8 3 (0.72%) FortiGate
8 3 (0.72%) Prometheus
9 2 (0.48%) Grafana
9 2 (0.48%) Marathon
9 2 (0.48%) Mesos
9 2 (0.48%) Nagios
9 2 (0.48%) SCVMM
10 1 (0.24%) Failover Clustering
10 1 (0.24%) Icinga
10 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Intune
10 1 (0.24%) Rancher
10 1 (0.24%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 119 (28.61%) Microsoft
2 27 (6.49%) VMware
3 21 (5.05%) Oracle
4 20 (4.81%) Cisco
5 15 (3.61%) SAP
6 14 (3.37%) Google
7 11 (2.64%) ServiceNow
8 10 (2.40%) Draytek
8 10 (2.40%) Salesforce.com
8 10 (2.40%) Sophos
9 9 (2.16%) Splunk
10 8 (1.92%) Citrix
10 8 (1.92%) Zend
11 7 (1.68%) Veeam
12 5 (1.20%) Becrypt
12 5 (1.20%) EMC
12 5 (1.20%) IBM
12 5 (1.20%) SaltStack
13 4 (0.96%) Databricks
13 4 (0.96%) Fortinet