Period
to 20 April 2019

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 20 April 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Problem-Solving
England > North West
6 months to
20 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 15 19 21
Rank change year-on-year +4 +2 -1
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 1,238 1,282 1,214
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 12.10% 9.90% 9.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 13.13% 10.68% 10.61%
Number of salaries quoted 788 951 959
North West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% +4.17%
10th Percentile £21,500 £24,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £59,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +4.40% +1.11% -

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 9,431 12,002 11,440
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 92.20% 92.64% 92.29%
Number of salaries quoted 7,183 9,668 9,522
North West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +12.50% -
10th Percentile £27,287 £27,500 £25,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £66,250 £62,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £49,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% +2.04% +3.16%

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 20 April 2019.

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 20 April 2019. 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 +9 662 £40,000 - 41
Cheshire +8 309 £45,000 +8.43% 25
Lancashire -2 123 £31,500 -10.00% 16
Merseyside +7 122 £38,000 +26.67% 6
Cumbria +6 8 £38,500 -14.44%
Problem-Solving
England

For the 6 months to 20 April 2019, 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.

1 404 (32.63%) Analytical Skills
2 364 (29.40%) Agile Software Development
3 301 (24.31%) Microsoft
4 267 (21.57%) Finance
5 217 (17.53%) Degree
6 205 (16.56%) SQL
7 191 (15.43%) SQL Server
8 172 (13.89%) Windows
9 159 (12.84%) C#
9 159 (12.84%) Java
10 147 (11.87%) JavaScript
11 144 (11.63%) Software Engineering
12 140 (11.31%) Active Directory
13 139 (11.23%) .NET
14 134 (10.82%) ITIL
15 129 (10.42%) SDLC
16 125 (10.10%) HTML
17 121 (9.77%) Decision-Making
18 119 (9.61%) CSS
19 118 (9.53%) Project Management
20 117 (9.45%) Microsoft Office
20 117 (9.45%) Continuous Integration
21 116 (9.37%) DevOps
22 114 (9.21%) Stakeholder Management
23 112 (9.05%) TDD
24 111 (8.97%) Business Intelligence
25 106 (8.56%) Microsoft Azure
26 103 (8.32%) Amazon AWS
27 97 (7.84%) OO
28 94 (7.59%) Mentoring

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 49 (3.96%) MS Exchange
2 34 (2.75%) SharePoint
3 29 (2.34%) Cloud Foundry
4 27 (2.18%) IIS
5 23 (1.86%) Exchange Server 2010
6 21 (1.70%) CMS
7 20 (1.62%) Tomcat
8 18 (1.45%) Skype for Business
9 17 (1.37%) Apache
10 10 (0.81%) Alfresco
11 9 (0.73%) Confluence
11 9 (0.73%) Umbraco
11 9 (0.73%) WebSphere
12 7 (0.57%) OpenStack
12 7 (0.57%) SAS
13 6 (0.48%) WordPress
14 4 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2013
15 3 (0.24%) BizTalk Server
15 3 (0.24%) Drupal
16 2 (0.16%) Jetty
Applications
1 117 (9.45%) Microsoft Office
2 58 (4.68%) Microsoft Excel
3 26 (2.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 17 (1.37%) MS Visio
5 11 (0.89%) Photoshop
6 6 (0.48%) Microsoft Project
7 2 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.16%) HipChat
7 2 (0.16%) PrintSoft PReS
7 2 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.081%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.081%) Adobe Premiere
8 1 (0.081%) Chatbot
8 1 (0.081%) InVision
8 1 (0.081%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 18 (1.45%) Dynamics AX
2 16 (1.29%) Magento
3 11 (0.89%) Dynamics CRM
3 11 (0.89%) Oracle ERP
4 10 (0.81%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 8 (0.65%) CSG Singleview
5 8 (0.65%) Dynamics NAV
5 8 (0.65%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 6 (0.48%) Oracle Payables
6 6 (0.48%) Oracle Receivables
7 5 (0.40%) Unit4 Business World
8 4 (0.32%) Oracle General Ledger
8 4 (0.32%) SAP S/4HANA
9 3 (0.24%) Cognos TM1
9 3 (0.24%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 3 (0.24%) SAP BPC
10 2 (0.16%) Infor SunSystems
10 2 (0.16%) iTrent
10 2 (0.16%) SAP IBP
10 2 (0.16%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 106 (8.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 103 (8.32%) Amazon AWS
3 47 (3.80%) Office 365
4 35 (2.83%) GitHub
4 35 (2.83%) Google Cloud Platform
5 23 (1.86%) Dynamics 365
6 17 (1.37%) Azure Active Directory
7 10 (0.81%) SaaS
8 8 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
8 8 (0.65%) OpenShift
9 7 (0.57%) PaaS
10 5 (0.40%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
10 5 (0.40%) Salesforce Service Cloud
11 3 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
11 3 (0.24%) Google Analytics
11 3 (0.24%) Serverless
12 2 (0.16%) Amazon S3
12 2 (0.16%) AWS CloudFormation
12 2 (0.16%) Google Play
12 2 (0.16%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 83 (6.70%) Broadband
2 39 (3.15%) DHCP
2 39 (3.15%) WAN
3 38 (3.07%) DNS
4 36 (2.91%) VoIP
5 35 (2.83%) LAN
6 33 (2.67%) Firewall
7 28 (2.26%) Wireless
8 23 (1.86%) Internet
8 23 (1.86%) Skype
9 18 (1.45%) SAN
10 14 (1.13%) TCP/IP
10 14 (1.13%) VPN
11 9 (0.73%) VLAN
12 8 (0.65%) Cisco IOS
12 8 (0.65%) Cisco Nexus
12 8 (0.65%) HTTP
12 8 (0.65%) Hyperconnected
13 7 (0.57%) Kerberos
13 7 (0.57%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 191 (15.43%) SQL Server
2 81 (6.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 68 (5.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 67 (5.41%) MySQL
5 62 (5.01%) MongoDB
6 48 (3.88%) Power BI
7 47 (3.80%) NoSQL
8 44 (3.55%) Relational Database
9 39 (3.15%) Data Warehouse
10 36 (2.91%) Neo4j
11 26 (2.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 24 (1.94%) SQL Server 2012
13 16 (1.29%) PostgreSQL
14 13 (1.05%) QlikView
15 12 (0.97%) Big Data
15 12 (0.97%) BusinessObjects
16 11 (0.89%) SQL Server 2008
16 11 (0.89%) SQL Server 2016
17 8 (0.65%) CouchDB
17 8 (0.65%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 80 (6.46%) Git (software)
2 45 (3.63%) JIRA
3 32 (2.58%) GitLab
4 25 (2.02%) Selenium
5 24 (1.94%) Jenkins
6 20 (1.62%) SoapUI
7 19 (1.53%) Team Foundation Server
7 19 (1.53%) Visual Studio
8 17 (1.37%) Maven
9 13 (1.05%) Appium
9 13 (1.05%) SonarQube
10 12 (0.97%) Subversion
11 11 (0.89%) Gradle
12 9 (0.73%) Sonatype Nexus
13 8 (0.65%) JUnit
14 7 (0.57%) Ranorex
15 6 (0.48%) CA Release Automation
15 6 (0.48%) TeamCity
16 5 (0.40%) Bitbucket
16 5 (0.40%) Protractor
General
1 267 (21.57%) Finance
2 89 (7.19%) Retail
3 74 (5.98%) Banking
4 56 (4.52%) Telecoms
5 54 (4.36%) Marketing
6 30 (2.42%) Billing
6 30 (2.42%) Pharmaceutical
7 28 (2.26%) Law
8 26 (2.10%) Manufacturing
9 16 (1.29%) Games
9 16 (1.29%) Investment Banking
10 11 (0.89%) Electronics
10 11 (0.89%) Legal
11 10 (0.81%) Back Office
12 9 (0.73%) French Language
13 5 (0.40%) Automotive
13 5 (0.40%) German Language
14 4 (0.32%) Multimedia
15 3 (0.24%) Digital Economy
15 3 (0.24%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 300 (24.23%) Developer
2 254 (20.52%) Analyst
3 63 (5.09%) Business Analyst
3 63 (5.09%) Java Developer
4 53 (4.28%) Support Engineer
5 52 (4.20%) Software Engineer
6 51 (4.12%) Project Manager
6 51 (4.12%) Senior Developer
7 50 (4.04%) .NET Developer
8 44 (3.55%) Software Developer
9 43 (3.47%) IT Support
10 39 (3.15%) C# Developer
10 39 (3.15%) Consultant
11 36 (2.91%) IT Engineer
11 36 (2.91%) Junior
12 35 (2.83%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 33 (2.67%) Service Analyst
14 31 (2.50%) Data Analyst
15 29 (2.34%) Service Desk Analyst
16 27 (2.18%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 139 (11.23%) .NET
2 125 (10.10%) HTML
3 119 (9.61%) CSS
4 67 (5.41%) AngularJS
5 54 (4.36%) ASP.NET
6 51 (4.12%) Spring
7 49 (3.96%) HTML5
8 48 (3.88%) Node.js
9 47 (3.80%) RESTful
10 45 (3.63%) Web Services
11 42 (3.39%) SOAP
12 41 (3.31%) jQuery
13 38 (3.07%) React Native
13 38 (3.07%) XML
14 35 (2.83%) REST
14 35 (2.83%) Spring Boot
15 34 (2.75%) JSON
15 34 (2.75%) React
16 27 (2.18%) .NET Framework
16 27 (2.18%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 404 (32.63%) Analytical Skills
2 84 (6.79%) Self-Motivation
3 59 (4.77%) Management Information System
4 43 (3.47%) Enterprise Software
4 43 (3.47%) Mobile App
5 36 (2.91%) Cloud Native
6 32 (2.58%) User Experience
7 31 (2.50%) Greenfield Project
8 28 (2.26%) Algorithms
9 20 (1.62%) Data Protection Act
10 19 (1.53%) Data Centre
10 19 (1.53%) Driving Licence
11 18 (1.45%) PKI
12 17 (1.37%) Fat Client
12 17 (1.37%) Thin Client
13 14 (1.13%) Fintech
13 14 (1.13%) Smartphone
14 13 (1.05%) Smart Meter
15 12 (0.97%) Client/Server
16 11 (0.89%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 172 (13.89%) Windows
2 90 (7.27%) Linux
3 78 (6.30%) Windows Server
4 42 (3.39%) Windows Server 2012
5 37 (2.99%) Android
6 36 (2.91%) Unix
6 36 (2.91%) Windows 10
7 33 (2.67%) Windows 7
8 29 (2.34%) Apple iOS
9 25 (2.02%) Mac OS X
10 17 (1.37%) Windows Server 2008
11 14 (1.13%) Windows 8
11 14 (1.13%) Windows Server 2003
12 8 (0.65%) Mac OS
12 8 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 5 (0.40%) SUSE
14 4 (0.32%) Debian
14 4 (0.32%) FreeRTOS
15 2 (0.16%) Solaris
15 2 (0.16%) Tizen
Processes & Methodologies
1 364 (29.40%) Agile Software Development
2 144 (11.63%) Software Engineering
3 134 (10.82%) ITIL
4 129 (10.42%) SDLC
5 121 (9.77%) Decision-Making
6 118 (9.53%) Project Management
7 117 (9.45%) Continuous Integration
8 116 (9.37%) DevOps
9 114 (9.21%) Stakeholder Management
10 112 (9.05%) TDD
11 111 (8.97%) Business Intelligence
12 97 (7.84%) OO
13 94 (7.59%) Mentoring
13 94 (7.59%) Microservices
14 91 (7.35%) Business Analysis
15 87 (7.03%) Collaborative Working
16 86 (6.95%) Coaching
17 84 (6.79%) Test Automation
18 83 (6.70%) Continuous Improvement
19 79 (6.38%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 205 (16.56%) SQL
2 159 (12.84%) C#
2 159 (12.84%) Java
3 147 (11.87%) JavaScript
4 88 (7.11%) Python
5 85 (6.87%) T-SQL
6 54 (4.36%) C++
6 54 (4.36%) PowerShell
7 39 (3.15%) PHP
8 33 (2.67%) Ruby
9 32 (2.58%) Bash Shell
10 22 (1.78%) C
11 19 (1.53%) R
12 18 (1.45%) VB.NET
13 15 (1.21%) X++
14 13 (1.05%) Go
14 13 (1.05%) TypeScript
15 11 (0.89%) VBScript
16 10 (0.81%) Java 8
17 9 (0.73%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 217 (17.53%) Degree
2 36 (2.91%) Microsoft Certification
3 32 (2.58%) ITIL Certification
4 31 (2.50%) ISTQB
5 23 (1.86%) MCSE
5 23 (1.86%) Security Cleared
6 18 (1.45%) MCP
6 18 (1.45%) PhD
6 18 (1.45%) Postgraduate
7 15 (1.21%) AWS Certification
8 14 (1.13%) PMI Certification
9 13 (1.05%) CCNP
9 13 (1.05%) Cisco Certification
9 13 (1.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 13 (1.05%) SC Cleared
10 12 (0.97%) MCSA
11 11 (0.89%) CCNA
12 10 (0.81%) Computer Science Degree
13 9 (0.73%) ISEB
13 9 (0.73%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (6.79%) QA
2 69 (5.57%) SLA
3 35 (2.83%) GDPR
4 26 (2.10%) PMO
5 24 (1.94%) Data Quality
6 16 (1.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 13 (1.05%) PCI DSS
8 6 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 3 (0.24%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.16%) PA-DSS
10 2 (0.16%) PSD2
11 1 (0.081%) Actionable Recommendations
11 1 (0.081%) GAAP
11 1 (0.081%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 1 (0.081%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.081%) WCAG
System Software
1 140 (11.31%) Active Directory
2 47 (3.80%) Docker
3 36 (2.91%) VMware Infrastructure
4 24 (1.94%) Hyper-V
5 15 (1.21%) Terminal Server
6 14 (1.13%) Virtual Servers
7 11 (0.89%) Terminal Services
7 11 (0.89%) XenDesktop
8 8 (0.65%) Virtual Machines
9 6 (0.48%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 5 (0.40%) vSphere
10 5 (0.40%) XenApp
11 3 (0.24%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 3 (0.24%) etcd
11 3 (0.24%) XenServer
12 2 (0.16%) Firmware
12 2 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
12 2 (0.16%) VMware Server
13 1 (0.081%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
13 1 (0.081%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 22 (1.78%) Kubernetes
2 18 (1.45%) Ansible
3 17 (1.37%) Opscode Chef
4 16 (1.29%) SCCM
5 15 (1.21%) Puppet
6 13 (1.05%) Single Sign-On
7 9 (0.73%) BladeLogic
7 9 (0.73%) Cisco UCCX
7 9 (0.73%) WSUS
8 4 (0.32%) Microsoft Clustering
9 3 (0.24%) CA Service Virtualization
9 3 (0.24%) Cisco CUCM
9 3 (0.24%) Cisco UCCE
9 3 (0.24%) Consul
9 3 (0.24%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 3 (0.24%) Grafana
9 3 (0.24%) Istio
9 3 (0.24%) SQL Sentry
9 3 (0.24%) Terraform
9 3 (0.24%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 301 (24.31%) Microsoft
2 68 (5.49%) Citrix
3 63 (5.09%) Cisco
4 53 (4.28%) VMware
5 45 (3.63%) Apple
5 45 (3.63%) Oracle
6 44 (3.55%) Google
7 38 (3.07%) Salesforce.com
8 26 (2.10%) SAP
9 22 (1.78%) Tableau
10 20 (1.62%) Pega
11 19 (1.53%) Cognos
12 16 (1.29%) Remedy
13 14 (1.13%) HP
13 14 (1.13%) IBM
14 13 (1.05%) Ivanti
15 12 (0.97%) Intel
16 11 (0.89%) BT
16 11 (0.89%) Meraki
17 10 (0.81%) CyberArk