Period
to 12 December 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 12 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Problem-Solving
England > North West
6 months to
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 21 20 22
Rank change year-on-year -1 +2 +1
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 1,081 1,269 1,100
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 9.54% 9.64% 8.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.47% 10.52% 9.63%
Number of salaries quoted 822 918 850
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +14.29% -6.67%
10th Percentile £21,000 £24,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £63,750 £63,750 £56,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%

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 10,324 12,063 11,421
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 91.08% 91.59% 91.69%
Number of salaries quoted 8,294 9,590 9,514
North West median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.65% +7.50% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

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 12 December 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 12 December 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 -8 536 £42,000 +5.00% 170
Cheshire +9 353 £45,000 +5.88% 65
Merseyside +9 99 £35,525 +1.50% 36
Lancashire +2 70 £34,000 -2.86% 31
Cumbria +6 8 £35,000 -22.22% 1
Problem-Solving
England

For the 6 months to 12 December 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.

1 362 (33.49%) Analytical Skills
2 340 (31.45%) Agile Software Development
3 264 (24.42%) Microsoft
4 217 (20.07%) SQL Server
5 208 (19.24%) SQL
6 200 (18.50%) Windows
7 199 (18.41%) C#
8 195 (18.04%) .NET
9 181 (16.74%) Finance
10 163 (15.08%) Degree
11 153 (14.15%) Continuous Integration
12 147 (13.60%) Decision-Making
13 146 (13.51%) TDD
14 139 (12.86%) JavaScript
15 127 (11.75%) Active Directory
16 122 (11.29%) Scrum
17 120 (11.10%) Java
18 114 (10.55%) HTML
19 110 (10.18%) Project Management
20 109 (10.08%) Microsoft Office
21 104 (9.62%) ASP.NET
22 101 (9.34%) AngularJS
23 97 (8.97%) Stakeholder Management
24 95 (8.79%) Software Engineering
25 93 (8.60%) CSS
26 92 (8.51%) OO
27 91 (8.42%) ITIL
28 90 (8.33%) MVC
29 85 (7.86%) DevOps
30 82 (7.59%) Computer Science

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 59 (5.46%) MS Exchange
2 49 (4.53%) SharePoint
3 41 (3.79%) Exchange Server 2010
4 22 (2.04%) Skype for Business
5 18 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2013
5 18 (1.67%) SharePoint 2013
6 13 (1.20%) Alfresco
7 12 (1.11%) IIS
8 10 (0.93%) CMS
9 9 (0.83%) Cloud Foundry
9 9 (0.83%) WordPress
10 7 (0.65%) Confluence
11 5 (0.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 4 (0.37%) SAS
13 3 (0.28%) Tomcat
14 2 (0.19%) Drupal
14 2 (0.19%) NServiceBus
15 1 (0.093%) Oracle Workflow
15 1 (0.093%) Sitecore CMS
15 1 (0.093%) Umbraco
Applications
1 109 (10.08%) Microsoft Office
2 49 (4.53%) Microsoft Excel
3 18 (1.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 16 (1.48%) Photoshop
5 11 (1.02%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.56%) Microsoft Project
7 5 (0.46%) Adobe Illustrator
8 3 (0.28%) SPSS
9 2 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.093%) Adobe After Effects
10 1 (0.093%) Adobe Captivate
10 1 (0.093%) Adobe Premiere
10 1 (0.093%) InVision
10 1 (0.093%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 34 (3.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (1.48%) Dynamics AX
3 11 (1.02%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 10 (0.93%) SAP S/4HANA
5 8 (0.74%) Magento
6 7 (0.65%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 6 (0.56%) Oracle ERP
7 6 (0.56%) Oracle Financials
8 5 (0.46%) Oracle Payables
8 5 (0.46%) Oracle Receivables
9 4 (0.37%) SAP BPC
10 3 (0.28%) NetSuite
10 3 (0.28%) Oracle General Ledger
10 3 (0.28%) SAP APO
10 3 (0.28%) SAP IBP
11 2 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
11 2 (0.19%) SAP CO
11 2 (0.19%) SAP FI
11 2 (0.19%) SAP FI/CO
11 2 (0.19%) SAP FSCM
Cloud Services
1 76 (7.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 63 (5.83%) Amazon AWS
3 60 (5.55%) Office 365
4 29 (2.68%) Dynamics 365
5 17 (1.57%) GitHub
5 17 (1.57%) SaaS
6 6 (0.56%) npm
7 4 (0.37%) BlazeMeter
7 4 (0.37%) PaaS
8 2 (0.19%) AWS Fargate
8 2 (0.19%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.19%) BrowserStack
8 2 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.19%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.19%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
8 2 (0.19%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 1 (0.093%) Google Tag Manager
9 1 (0.093%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.093%) Serverless
9 1 (0.093%) Silverpop
Communications & Networking
1 44 (4.07%) Internet
2 33 (3.05%) Firewall
2 33 (3.05%) LAN
2 33 (3.05%) WAN
3 28 (2.59%) SAN
4 25 (2.31%) Hyperconnected
5 19 (1.76%) VoIP
6 18 (1.67%) DHCP
6 18 (1.67%) DNS
6 18 (1.67%) TCP/IP
7 16 (1.48%) VPN
8 15 (1.39%) Skype
9 13 (1.20%) Wireless
10 12 (1.11%) Broadband
11 8 (0.74%) VLAN
12 7 (0.65%) HTTP
13 6 (0.56%) Cisco IOS
14 5 (0.46%) Intrusion Detection
14 5 (0.46%) Wi-Fi
14 5 (0.46%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 217 (20.07%) SQL Server
2 68 (6.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 61 (5.64%) Data Warehouse
4 55 (5.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 34 (3.15%) MySQL
6 32 (2.96%) SQL Server 2016
7 26 (2.41%) Relational Database
7 26 (2.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 23 (2.13%) Power BI
9 22 (2.04%) SQL Server 2008
10 18 (1.67%) MongoDB
11 17 (1.57%) Big Data
12 13 (1.20%) BusinessObjects
12 13 (1.20%) NoSQL
12 13 (1.20%) QlikView
13 10 (0.93%) SQL Server 2012
14 9 (0.83%) Crystal Reports
14 9 (0.83%) Neo4j
14 9 (0.83%) PostgreSQL
15 8 (0.74%) DB2
Development Applications
1 69 (6.38%) Visual Studio
2 52 (4.81%) Team Foundation Server
3 49 (4.53%) Git (software)
4 23 (2.13%) JIRA
5 22 (2.04%) Selenium
6 17 (1.57%) GitLab
7 16 (1.48%) Subversion
8 8 (0.74%) Mercurial
8 8 (0.74%) Oracle APEX
8 8 (0.74%) SoapUI
9 6 (0.56%) Cucumber
9 6 (0.56%) Grunt
9 6 (0.56%) gulp
9 6 (0.56%) JMeter
9 6 (0.56%) PHPUnit
9 6 (0.56%) TeamCity
10 5 (0.46%) Hudson
10 5 (0.46%) Jenkins
10 5 (0.46%) Protractor
10 5 (0.46%) SpecFlow
General
1 181 (16.74%) Finance
2 66 (6.11%) Banking
3 65 (6.01%) Marketing
4 50 (4.63%) Retail
5 38 (3.52%) Law
6 36 (3.33%) Manufacturing
7 33 (3.05%) Investment Banking
8 22 (2.04%) Telecoms
9 15 (1.39%) Pharmaceutical
10 12 (1.11%) Electronics
11 11 (1.02%) Back Office
12 10 (0.93%) Games
12 10 (0.93%) Publishing
13 9 (0.83%) Advertising
14 8 (0.74%) Billing
14 8 (0.74%) Legal
15 7 (0.65%) Automotive
15 7 (0.65%) Financial Institution
16 5 (0.46%) General Ledger
16 5 (0.46%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 333 (30.80%) Developer
2 203 (18.78%) Analyst
3 94 (8.70%) .NET Developer
4 79 (7.31%) Senior Developer
5 66 (6.11%) C# Developer
6 64 (5.92%) Software Developer
7 59 (5.46%) Support Engineer
8 53 (4.90%) Java Developer
9 51 (4.72%) Consultant
10 48 (4.44%) IT Support
11 45 (4.16%) C# .NET Developer
12 44 (4.07%) IT Analyst
13 42 (3.89%) Business Analyst
14 38 (3.52%) Project Manager
15 37 (3.42%) IT Engineer
16 36 (3.33%) Business Intelligence Developer
17 34 (3.15%) Agile Developer
18 33 (3.05%) Junior
19 32 (2.96%) Senior C# Developer
20 31 (2.87%) Agile Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 195 (18.04%) .NET
2 114 (10.55%) HTML
3 104 (9.62%) ASP.NET
4 101 (9.34%) AngularJS
5 93 (8.60%) CSS
6 59 (5.46%) HTML5
7 58 (5.37%) ASP.NET Web API
8 56 (5.18%) .NET Framework
9 55 (5.09%) RESTful
10 46 (4.26%) ASP.NET MVC
11 45 (4.16%) WCF
12 39 (3.61%) jQuery
13 36 (3.33%) CSS3
14 34 (3.15%) WinForms
15 32 (2.96%) Node.js
15 32 (2.96%) React
16 31 (2.87%) WPF
17 27 (2.50%) Web Services
18 25 (2.31%) XML
19 20 (1.85%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 362 (33.49%) Analytical Skills
2 70 (6.48%) Enterprise Software
3 55 (5.09%) Self-Motivation
4 51 (4.72%) User Experience
5 49 (4.53%) Management Information System
6 28 (2.59%) Mobile App
7 21 (1.94%) Fat Client
7 21 (1.94%) Thin Client
8 20 (1.85%) Data Centre
9 14 (1.30%) Data Structures
9 14 (1.30%) Driving Licence
9 14 (1.30%) Greenfield Project
10 10 (0.93%) Algorithms
11 9 (0.83%) Clustering
11 9 (0.83%) Fintech
11 9 (0.83%) NHS
11 9 (0.83%) Virtual Team
12 8 (0.74%) Replication
13 7 (0.65%) Mainframe
13 7 (0.65%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 200 (18.50%) Windows
2 75 (6.94%) Windows Server
3 74 (6.85%) Linux
4 44 (4.07%) Windows Server 2012
5 39 (3.61%) Windows Server 2008
6 36 (3.33%) Unix
7 30 (2.78%) Windows 7
8 29 (2.68%) Android
9 25 (2.31%) Apple iOS
10 23 (2.13%) Windows 10
11 17 (1.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 17 (1.57%) Windows Server 2003
12 16 (1.48%) Windows 8
13 11 (1.02%) Mac OS X
14 6 (0.56%) Windows XP
15 5 (0.46%) SUSE
16 4 (0.37%) Solaris
17 3 (0.28%) FreeRTOS
17 3 (0.28%) Mac OS
18 2 (0.19%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 340 (31.45%) Agile Software Development
2 153 (14.15%) Continuous Integration
3 147 (13.60%) Decision-Making
4 146 (13.51%) TDD
5 122 (11.29%) Scrum
6 110 (10.18%) Project Management
7 97 (8.97%) Stakeholder Management
8 95 (8.79%) Software Engineering
9 92 (8.51%) OO
10 91 (8.42%) ITIL
11 90 (8.33%) MVC
12 85 (7.86%) DevOps
13 82 (7.59%) Computer Science
14 80 (7.40%) Business Intelligence
15 75 (6.94%) Service Management
16 73 (6.75%) Analytics
17 70 (6.48%) Test Automation
18 68 (6.29%) Coaching
19 65 (6.01%) Mentoring
20 60 (5.55%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 208 (19.24%) SQL
2 199 (18.41%) C#
3 139 (12.86%) JavaScript
4 120 (11.10%) Java
5 69 (6.38%) T-SQL
6 56 (5.18%) PHP
7 53 (4.90%) Python
8 35 (3.24%) C++
9 31 (2.87%) VB.NET
10 22 (2.04%) Ruby
11 19 (1.76%) PowerShell
12 17 (1.57%) Bash Shell
13 16 (1.48%) PL/SQL
14 15 (1.39%) VBA
15 13 (1.20%) ES6
16 11 (1.02%) C
16 11 (1.02%) TypeScript
17 8 (0.74%) X++
18 7 (0.65%) VB
19 6 (0.56%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 163 (15.08%) Degree
2 29 (2.68%) Microsoft Certification
3 24 (2.22%) ITIL Certification
4 19 (1.76%) MCSE
5 18 (1.67%) Computer Science Degree
6 15 (1.39%) Security Cleared
7 14 (1.30%) ISTQB
7 14 (1.30%) MCITP
8 12 (1.11%) MCP
9 11 (1.02%) AWS Certification
9 11 (1.02%) PMI Certification
10 9 (0.83%) MCSA
10 9 (0.83%) SC Cleared
11 8 (0.74%) ISEB
12 7 (0.65%) PMP
13 6 (0.56%) CISSP
14 4 (0.37%) CCNA
14 4 (0.37%) Cisco Certification
14 4 (0.37%) CISM
14 4 (0.37%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (3.70%) QA
2 36 (3.33%) SLA
3 28 (2.59%) Data Quality
4 19 (1.76%) PMO
5 18 (1.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 13 (1.20%) GDPR
7 8 (0.74%) PCI DSS
8 5 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 2 (0.19%) WCAG
10 1 (0.093%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.093%) GAAP
10 1 (0.093%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.093%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 127 (11.75%) Active Directory
2 30 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (2.22%) Hyper-V
4 16 (1.48%) Virtual Machines
5 15 (1.39%) Docker
5 15 (1.39%) Terminal Server
6 9 (0.83%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (0.65%) Firmware
8 6 (0.56%) Terminal Services
9 4 (0.37%) vSphere
9 4 (0.37%) XenApp
10 2 (0.19%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.093%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 1 (0.093%) Time Sharing Option
11 1 (0.093%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
11 1 (0.093%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.093%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.093%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 17 (1.57%) SCCM
2 10 (0.93%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (0.83%) Ansible
3 9 (0.83%) Puppet
4 7 (0.65%) HP Quality Center
5 5 (0.46%) WSUS
6 4 (0.37%) Microsoft Clustering
6 4 (0.37%) Packer
6 4 (0.37%) Terraform
7 3 (0.28%) DameWare
7 3 (0.28%) FortiGate
8 2 (0.19%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
8 2 (0.19%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 2 (0.19%) Kubernetes
8 2 (0.19%) Single Sign-On
8 2 (0.19%) Tivoli
9 1 (0.093%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.093%) HP ALM
9 1 (0.093%) SQL Sentry
9 1 (0.093%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 264 (24.42%) Microsoft
2 73 (6.75%) VMware
3 69 (6.38%) Citrix
4 48 (4.44%) Oracle
5 46 (4.26%) Cisco
6 31 (2.87%) SAP
7 27 (2.50%) HP
8 26 (2.41%) Google
9 25 (2.31%) Apple
10 22 (2.04%) Tableau
11 17 (1.57%) Adobe
11 17 (1.57%) Red Hat
11 17 (1.57%) Remedy
12 16 (1.48%) Intel
13 14 (1.30%) Cognos
14 13 (1.20%) IBM
15 12 (1.11%) Salesforce.com
16 8 (0.74%) Atlassian
16 8 (0.74%) Zend
17 7 (0.65%) Twitter