Period
to 16 October 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 16 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Problem-Solving
England > North West
6 months to
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 16 21 23
Rank change year-on-year +5 +2 -2
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 1,148 1,220 1,013
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 9.76% 9.51% 8.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.74% 10.44% 9.22%
Number of salaries quoted 880 883 828
North West median annual salary £41,000 £38,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.89% +8.57% -1.41%
10th Percentile £21,250 £22,764 £22,500
90th Percentile £62,625 £63,600 £55,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 10,693 11,690 10,985
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 90.87% 91.10% 90.96%
Number of salaries quoted 8,567 9,306 9,183
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £68,750 £65,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £52,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.00% - +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 16 October 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 16 October 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 -3 604 £40,000 - 133
Cheshire +6 351 £45,000 +28.57% 74
Merseyside +16 96 £40,000 +5.26% 30
Lancashire +6 76 £34,000 -2.86% 29
Cumbria +11 7 £31,750 -29.44% 4
Problem-Solving
England

For the 6 months to 16 October 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.

1 378 (32.93%) Analytical Skills
2 374 (32.58%) Agile Software Development
3 271 (23.61%) Microsoft
4 267 (23.26%) SQL
5 259 (22.56%) SQL Server
6 221 (19.25%) .NET
7 214 (18.64%) C#
8 209 (18.21%) Finance
9 206 (17.94%) Windows
10 192 (16.72%) Degree
11 170 (14.81%) Continuous Integration
12 157 (13.68%) JavaScript
13 148 (12.89%) Scrum
13 148 (12.89%) TDD
14 140 (12.20%) Java
15 135 (11.76%) Decision-Making
16 134 (11.67%) HTML
17 122 (10.63%) AngularJS
18 118 (10.28%) Project Management
19 114 (9.93%) Microsoft Office
20 110 (9.58%) CSS
21 107 (9.32%) Active Directory
22 105 (9.15%) ASP.NET
23 104 (9.06%) MVC
24 100 (8.71%) DevOps
25 98 (8.54%) ITIL
26 94 (8.19%) Business Intelligence
26 94 (8.19%) Computer Science
27 91 (7.93%) Test Automation
28 90 (7.84%) OO

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 51 (4.44%) SharePoint
2 45 (3.92%) MS Exchange
3 30 (2.61%) Exchange Server 2010
4 24 (2.09%) Skype for Business
5 19 (1.66%) Exchange Server 2013
6 18 (1.57%) SharePoint 2013
7 17 (1.48%) Alfresco
8 15 (1.31%) IIS
9 12 (1.05%) WordPress
10 10 (0.87%) Confluence
11 9 (0.78%) Apache Spark
11 9 (0.78%) Cloud Foundry
12 8 (0.70%) Tomcat
13 7 (0.61%) CMS
14 6 (0.52%) SAS
15 5 (0.44%) Apache
15 5 (0.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 3 (0.26%) Elasticsearch
17 2 (0.17%) OpenEdge
17 2 (0.17%) WebSphere
Applications
1 114 (9.93%) Microsoft Office
2 52 (4.53%) Microsoft Excel
3 21 (1.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 16 (1.39%) Photoshop
5 14 (1.22%) MS Visio
6 12 (1.05%) Microsoft Project
7 7 (0.61%) Adobe Illustrator
8 6 (0.52%) SPSS
9 3 (0.26%) Adobe After Effects
9 3 (0.26%) Adobe Premiere
9 3 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.087%) Adobe Captivate
10 1 (0.087%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.087%) Camtasia
10 1 (0.087%) Fireworks
10 1 (0.087%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 28 (2.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (1.31%) Dynamics AX
3 8 (0.70%) Dynamics NAV
4 7 (0.61%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 7 (0.61%) Oracle Financials
4 7 (0.61%) SAP S/4HANA
5 6 (0.52%) SAP BPC
6 5 (0.44%) Magento
7 4 (0.35%) SAP APO
8 3 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
9 2 (0.17%) FastStats
9 2 (0.17%) NetSuite
9 2 (0.17%) SAP CO
9 2 (0.17%) SAP FI
9 2 (0.17%) SAP FI/CO
9 2 (0.17%) SAP FSCM
10 1 (0.087%) Elite 3E
10 1 (0.087%) Oracle Payables
10 1 (0.087%) Sage 500
10 1 (0.087%) SAP IBP
Cloud Services
1 67 (5.84%) Amazon AWS
2 64 (5.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 51 (4.44%) Office 365
4 23 (2.00%) Dynamics 365
5 21 (1.83%) SaaS
6 19 (1.66%) GitHub
7 8 (0.70%) npm
8 6 (0.52%) Google Cloud Platform
9 5 (0.44%) BlazeMeter
10 4 (0.35%) BrowserStack
10 4 (0.35%) PaaS
11 3 (0.26%) Amazon EC2
11 3 (0.26%) Amazon S3
11 3 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
11 3 (0.26%) Google Play
12 2 (0.17%) AWS Fargate
12 2 (0.17%) IaaS
12 2 (0.17%) OpenShift
12 2 (0.17%) Serverless
13 1 (0.087%) Responsys
Communications & Networking
1 51 (4.44%) Internet
2 45 (3.92%) LAN
3 43 (3.75%) WAN
4 41 (3.57%) Firewall
5 34 (2.96%) TCP/IP
6 32 (2.79%) VPN
7 30 (2.61%) VoIP
8 29 (2.53%) SAN
9 25 (2.18%) Hyperconnected
9 25 (2.18%) Wireless
10 18 (1.57%) DNS
10 18 (1.57%) Network Security
11 17 (1.48%) DHCP
11 17 (1.48%) Intrusion Detection
11 17 (1.48%) MPLS
12 15 (1.31%) Broadband
13 14 (1.22%) Cisco IOS
13 14 (1.22%) Cisco Wireless
14 13 (1.13%) Skype
15 12 (1.05%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 259 (22.56%) SQL Server
2 67 (5.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 64 (5.57%) Data Warehouse
4 58 (5.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 46 (4.01%) Relational Database
6 36 (3.14%) MySQL
7 35 (3.05%) SQL Server 2008
8 34 (2.96%) SQL Server 2016
9 28 (2.44%) Big Data
10 23 (2.00%) MongoDB
10 23 (2.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 22 (1.92%) SQL Server 2012
12 21 (1.83%) PostgreSQL
13 20 (1.74%) NoSQL
13 20 (1.74%) SQL Server 2005
14 19 (1.66%) Power BI
15 18 (1.57%) Oracle Database
15 18 (1.57%) RDBMS
16 13 (1.13%) Crystal Reports
17 10 (0.87%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 76 (6.62%) Visual Studio
2 68 (5.92%) Git (software)
3 46 (4.01%) Team Foundation Server
4 39 (3.40%) JIRA
5 29 (2.53%) Selenium
6 22 (1.92%) GitLab
7 20 (1.74%) Jenkins
8 15 (1.31%) Subversion
9 13 (1.13%) Cucumber
9 13 (1.13%) SoapUI
10 9 (0.78%) Oracle APEX
10 9 (0.78%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 8 (0.70%) JMeter
11 8 (0.70%) Mercurial
11 8 (0.70%) SpecFlow
12 7 (0.61%) Ant
12 7 (0.61%) Gradle
12 7 (0.61%) gulp
12 7 (0.61%) Maven
12 7 (0.61%) webpack
General
1 209 (18.21%) Finance
2 79 (6.88%) Retail
3 76 (6.62%) Marketing
4 55 (4.79%) Banking
5 49 (4.27%) Manufacturing
6 35 (3.05%) Law
7 28 (2.44%) Telecoms
8 23 (2.00%) Investment Banking
9 22 (1.92%) Publishing
10 15 (1.31%) Advertising
11 14 (1.22%) Games
12 13 (1.13%) Electronics
13 12 (1.05%) Legal
14 10 (0.87%) Billing
14 10 (0.87%) Financial Institution
14 10 (0.87%) Retail Banking
15 9 (0.78%) Back Office
16 7 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
17 5 (0.44%) Automotive
18 3 (0.26%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 367 (31.97%) Developer
2 208 (18.12%) Analyst
3 95 (8.28%) .NET Developer
4 78 (6.79%) Senior Developer
5 65 (5.66%) C# Developer
6 62 (5.40%) Software Developer
7 56 (4.88%) Java Developer
8 55 (4.79%) Support Engineer
9 49 (4.27%) IT Support
10 45 (3.92%) Consultant
11 44 (3.83%) IT Analyst
12 42 (3.66%) Project Manager
13 40 (3.48%) Junior
13 40 (3.48%) Support Analyst
14 39 (3.40%) Business Intelligence Developer
15 38 (3.31%) C# .NET Developer
16 37 (3.22%) SQL Developer
17 35 (3.05%) Architect
18 34 (2.96%) Senior Analyst
19 33 (2.87%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 221 (19.25%) .NET
2 134 (11.67%) HTML
3 122 (10.63%) AngularJS
4 110 (9.58%) CSS
5 105 (9.15%) ASP.NET
6 73 (6.36%) RESTful
7 67 (5.84%) .NET Framework
8 66 (5.75%) HTML5
9 59 (5.14%) ASP.NET Web API
10 48 (4.18%) ASP.NET MVC
10 48 (4.18%) WCF
11 47 (4.09%) Node.js
12 45 (3.92%) React
13 42 (3.66%) CSS3
14 41 (3.57%) jQuery
15 35 (3.05%) WinForms
15 35 (3.05%) WPF
16 31 (2.70%) XML
17 30 (2.61%) REST
18 29 (2.53%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 378 (32.93%) Analytical Skills
2 94 (8.19%) Computer Science
3 81 (7.06%) User Experience
4 73 (6.36%) Self-Motivation
5 64 (5.57%) Enterprise Software
6 57 (4.97%) Management Information System
7 32 (2.79%) Mobile App
8 25 (2.18%) Data Structures
9 18 (1.57%) Data Centre
10 17 (1.48%) Driving Licence
11 16 (1.39%) Fat Client
11 16 (1.39%) Thin Client
11 16 (1.39%) Virtual Team
12 14 (1.22%) Client/Server
13 9 (0.78%) Fintech
13 9 (0.78%) LIMS
14 8 (0.70%) Algorithms
14 8 (0.70%) Greenfield Project
14 8 (0.70%) PKI
14 8 (0.70%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 206 (17.94%) Windows
2 88 (7.67%) Linux
3 83 (7.23%) Windows Server
4 47 (4.09%) Windows Server 2012
5 39 (3.40%) Unix
5 39 (3.40%) Windows Server 2008
6 24 (2.09%) Android
7 22 (1.92%) Apple iOS
8 17 (1.48%) Windows 7
9 16 (1.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 13 (1.13%) Windows 10
11 11 (0.96%) Windows Server 2003
12 8 (0.70%) Windows 8
13 7 (0.61%) Mac OS X
13 7 (0.61%) Windows XP
14 4 (0.35%) CentOS
14 4 (0.35%) Solaris
15 3 (0.26%) AIX
15 3 (0.26%) SUSE
16 2 (0.17%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 374 (32.58%) Agile Software Development
2 170 (14.81%) Continuous Integration
3 148 (12.89%) Scrum
3 148 (12.89%) TDD
4 135 (11.76%) Decision-Making
5 118 (10.28%) Project Management
6 104 (9.06%) MVC
7 100 (8.71%) DevOps
8 98 (8.54%) ITIL
9 94 (8.19%) Business Intelligence
10 91 (7.93%) Test Automation
11 90 (7.84%) OO
12 84 (7.32%) Software Engineering
13 78 (6.79%) SDLC
13 78 (6.79%) Service Management
14 76 (6.62%) Analytics
14 76 (6.62%) Stakeholder Management
15 67 (5.84%) CRM
15 67 (5.84%) Mentoring
16 56 (4.88%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 267 (23.26%) SQL
2 214 (18.64%) C#
3 157 (13.68%) JavaScript
4 140 (12.20%) Java
5 72 (6.27%) Python
6 67 (5.84%) T-SQL
7 53 (4.62%) PHP
8 36 (3.14%) C++
9 32 (2.79%) VB.NET
10 22 (1.92%) PowerShell
11 21 (1.83%) Bash Shell
11 21 (1.83%) PL/SQL
11 21 (1.83%) Ruby
12 18 (1.57%) TypeScript
12 18 (1.57%) VBA
13 17 (1.48%) ES6
14 16 (1.39%) C
15 10 (0.87%) Java 8
15 10 (0.87%) Shell Script
16 9 (0.78%) R
Qualifications
1 192 (16.72%) Degree
2 30 (2.61%) Microsoft Certification
3 26 (2.26%) Computer Science Degree
4 23 (2.00%) MCSE
5 18 (1.57%) Cisco Certification
5 18 (1.57%) Security Cleared
6 17 (1.48%) CISSP
6 17 (1.48%) ISTQB
6 17 (1.48%) ITIL Certification
7 16 (1.39%) ISEB
8 15 (1.31%) CCNP
8 15 (1.31%) MCITP
9 12 (1.05%) PMP
10 11 (0.96%) AWS Certification
11 9 (0.78%) CCNA
12 8 (0.70%) APMG
12 8 (0.70%) CCDP
12 8 (0.70%) SC Cleared
13 7 (0.61%) PMI Certification
13 7 (0.61%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (4.09%) QA
2 46 (4.01%) SLA
3 32 (2.79%) Data Quality
4 21 (1.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 13 (1.13%) PMO
6 9 (0.78%) PCI DSS
7 8 (0.70%) GDPR
8 7 (0.61%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.087%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.087%) GAAP
10 1 (0.087%) GPG13
10 1 (0.087%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 107 (9.32%) Active Directory
2 31 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (2.53%) Hyper-V
4 23 (2.00%) Docker
5 18 (1.57%) Firmware
5 18 (1.57%) Virtual Machines
6 8 (0.70%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (0.61%) Terminal Services
8 6 (0.52%) HDFS
9 5 (0.44%) Terminal Server
9 5 (0.44%) Virtual Servers
9 5 (0.44%) vSphere
10 4 (0.35%) XenApp
11 1 (0.087%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 1 (0.087%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.087%) Time Sharing Option
11 1 (0.087%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
11 1 (0.087%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 16 (1.39%) Ansible
2 15 (1.31%) SCCM
3 13 (1.13%) Opscode Chef
4 12 (1.05%) Puppet
5 9 (0.78%) Cisco CUCM
5 9 (0.78%) Kubernetes
6 8 (0.70%) Cisco UCCX
6 8 (0.70%) Nessus
6 8 (0.70%) TrustSec
7 6 (0.52%) Terraform
8 5 (0.44%) HP Quality Center
9 4 (0.35%) Packer
10 3 (0.26%) DameWare
10 3 (0.26%) FortiGate
10 3 (0.26%) Microsoft Clustering
10 3 (0.26%) WSUS
11 2 (0.17%) logstash
11 2 (0.17%) NetBackup
11 2 (0.17%) Oracle RMAN
11 2 (0.17%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 271 (23.61%) Microsoft
2 66 (5.75%) VMware
3 56 (4.88%) Oracle
4 50 (4.36%) Cisco
5 49 (4.27%) Citrix
6 40 (3.48%) SAP
7 37 (3.22%) Google
8 21 (1.83%) HP
9 20 (1.74%) Adobe
10 18 (1.57%) Twitter
11 16 (1.39%) Apple
11 16 (1.39%) Cognos
11 16 (1.39%) Remedy
11 16 (1.39%) Tableau
12 14 (1.22%) IBM
13 12 (1.05%) Intel
13 12 (1.05%) Red Hat
14 9 (0.78%) Salesforce.com
14 9 (0.78%) Sun
15 8 (0.70%) Dell