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

Problem-Solving
England > North West
6 months to
20 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 12 17 21
Rank change year-on-year +5 +4 +2
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 1,331 1,214 1,211
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 12.68% 10.02% 9.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 13.49% 10.93% 10.07%
Number of salaries quoted 721 915 907
North West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11% +2.86%
10th Percentile £22,000 £23,000 £21,400
90th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £57,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +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 9,866 11,109 12,029
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 94.01% 91.69% 91.74%
Number of salaries quoted 7,305 8,931 9,703
North West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.14% +5.00%
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £63,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - -

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 August 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 August 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 +15 786 £40,000 - 190
Cheshire -3 216 £40,000 -11.11% 69
Merseyside +11 155 £42,500 -2.30% 28
Lancashire +1 148 £28,270 -19.23% 31
Cumbria +9 21 £19,000 -45.71% 8
Problem-Solving
England

For the 6 months to 20 August 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.

1 481 (36.14%) Analytical Skills
2 450 (33.81%) Agile Software Development
3 346 (26.00%) Microsoft
4 274 (20.59%) Finance
5 269 (20.21%) Degree
6 218 (16.38%) SQL
7 191 (14.35%) DevOps
8 187 (14.05%) SQL Server
9 185 (13.90%) Software Engineering
10 172 (12.92%) C#
11 170 (12.77%) Windows
12 157 (11.80%) JavaScript
13 154 (11.57%) Microsoft Azure
14 153 (11.50%) .NET
15 150 (11.27%) Java
16 148 (11.12%) SDLC
17 146 (10.97%) HTML
18 139 (10.44%) Amazon AWS
19 136 (10.22%) Linux
20 134 (10.07%) CSS
21 132 (9.92%) ITIL
22 130 (9.77%) Mentoring
23 128 (9.62%) Broadband
23 128 (9.62%) Git (software)
24 127 (9.54%) Continuous Improvement
25 125 (9.39%) C++
26 124 (9.32%) Active Directory
27 118 (8.87%) Management Information System
28 117 (8.79%) Continuous Integration
29 112 (8.41%) Microsoft Office

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 47 (3.53%) MS Exchange
2 39 (2.93%) SharePoint
3 33 (2.48%) Cloud Foundry
4 29 (2.18%) IIS
5 26 (1.95%) Apache
6 24 (1.80%) Tomcat
7 20 (1.50%) Umbraco
8 17 (1.28%) Confluence
9 12 (0.90%) BizTalk Server
10 11 (0.83%) WordPress
11 9 (0.68%) CMS
11 9 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2010
11 9 (0.68%) SAS
11 9 (0.68%) WebSphere
12 7 (0.53%) SharePoint 2013
12 7 (0.53%) Skype for Business
13 6 (0.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 5 (0.38%) IBM Notes
15 3 (0.23%) OpenStack
15 3 (0.23%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 112 (8.41%) Microsoft Office
2 54 (4.06%) Microsoft Excel
3 15 (1.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (0.60%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.45%) Microsoft Project
6 5 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.23%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.075%) Chatbot
8 1 (0.075%) InVision
8 1 (0.075%) PrintSoft PReS
8 1 (0.075%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 15 (1.13%) Dynamics NAV
2 11 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
3 10 (0.75%) Magento
4 8 (0.60%) CSG Singleview
5 7 (0.53%) Unit4 Business World
6 6 (0.45%) Oracle ERP
7 3 (0.23%) Cognos TM1
7 3 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
7 3 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
8 2 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
8 2 (0.15%) Oracle Payroll
8 2 (0.15%) SAP ERP
9 1 (0.075%) NetSuite
9 1 (0.075%) SAP EWM
9 1 (0.075%) SAP GRC
9 1 (0.075%) SAP IBP
9 1 (0.075%) SAP Retail
9 1 (0.075%) SAP SRM
9 1 (0.075%) Shopify
9 1 (0.075%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 154 (11.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 139 (10.44%) Amazon AWS
3 60 (4.51%) Office 365
4 57 (4.28%) Power Platform
5 45 (3.38%) Google Cloud Platform
6 42 (3.16%) GitHub
7 17 (1.28%) SaaS
8 14 (1.05%) Amazon EC2
8 14 (1.05%) Cloud Computing
8 14 (1.05%) Serverless
9 11 (0.83%) Amazon S3
9 11 (0.83%) Amazon SQS
10 8 (0.60%) Azure Active Directory
11 6 (0.45%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 6 (0.45%) Amazon ECS
11 6 (0.45%) Amazon ELB
11 6 (0.45%) Amazon Glacier
11 6 (0.45%) Asana
11 6 (0.45%) AWS CloudFormation
11 6 (0.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 128 (9.62%) Broadband
2 51 (3.83%) WAN
3 49 (3.68%) DNS
3 49 (3.68%) LAN
4 48 (3.61%) DHCP
4 48 (3.61%) Firewall
5 37 (2.78%) Wireless
6 29 (2.18%) VoIP
7 24 (1.80%) Internet
8 21 (1.58%) TCP/IP
9 17 (1.28%) SAN
10 13 (0.98%) VLAN
11 12 (0.90%) Cisco Nexus
12 11 (0.83%) IP Telephony
12 11 (0.83%) Skype
13 10 (0.75%) Calico
13 10 (0.75%) Network Security
14 9 (0.68%) Intrusion Detection
14 9 (0.68%) Kerberos
15 8 (0.60%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 187 (14.05%) SQL Server
2 79 (5.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 73 (5.48%) MySQL
4 64 (4.81%) MongoDB
5 61 (4.58%) Relational Database
6 57 (4.28%) Power BI
7 53 (3.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 51 (3.83%) NoSQL
9 42 (3.16%) Neo4j
10 37 (2.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 30 (2.25%) SQL Server 2012
12 29 (2.18%) Data Warehouse
13 13 (0.98%) Big Data
13 13 (0.98%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 13 (0.98%) Qlik Sense
14 10 (0.75%) CouchDB
14 10 (0.75%) PostgreSQL
14 10 (0.75%) QlikView
15 9 (0.68%) Data Mining
16 6 (0.45%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 128 (9.62%) Git (software)
2 45 (3.38%) JIRA
3 38 (2.85%) Visual Studio
4 33 (2.48%) GitLab
5 26 (1.95%) SoapUI
6 25 (1.88%) Jenkins
7 20 (1.50%) Maven
8 18 (1.35%) Team Foundation Server
9 15 (1.13%) Selenium
10 13 (0.98%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 12 (0.90%) Subversion
12 11 (0.83%) JUnit
13 8 (0.60%) Sonatype Nexus
14 7 (0.53%) Bitbucket
15 6 (0.45%) Cucumber
15 6 (0.45%) Eclipse
15 6 (0.45%) IntelliJ
15 6 (0.45%) TestNG
16 5 (0.38%) JDeveloper
16 5 (0.38%) NetBeans
General
1 274 (20.59%) Finance
2 99 (7.44%) Retail
3 83 (6.24%) Telecoms
4 50 (3.76%) Banking
5 46 (3.46%) Billing
6 35 (2.63%) Games
7 32 (2.40%) Legal
7 32 (2.40%) Manufacturing
8 31 (2.33%) Automotive
9 27 (2.03%) Public Sector
10 24 (1.80%) Marketing
11 20 (1.50%) Law
12 18 (1.35%) Housing Association
13 9 (0.68%) Local Government
14 7 (0.53%) German Language
15 6 (0.45%) Aerospace
15 6 (0.45%) Military
15 6 (0.45%) Spanish Language
16 5 (0.38%) Back Office
16 5 (0.38%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 275 (20.66%) Developer
2 252 (18.93%) Analyst
3 115 (8.64%) Software Engineer
4 59 (4.43%) Software Developer
5 54 (4.06%) C# Developer
6 48 (3.61%) Business Analyst
7 47 (3.53%) Senior Software Engineer
8 45 (3.38%) IT Support
9 44 (3.31%) Consultant
10 43 (3.23%) Senior Developer
11 42 (3.16%) Data Manager
11 42 (3.16%) Java Developer
12 41 (3.08%) Support Engineer
13 40 (3.01%) Records Manager
14 38 (2.85%) IT Engineer
15 35 (2.63%) DevOps Engineer
15 35 (2.63%) Junior
15 35 (2.63%) Service Analyst
16 33 (2.48%) Business Intelligence Developer
16 33 (2.48%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 153 (11.50%) .NET
2 146 (10.97%) HTML
3 134 (10.07%) CSS
4 74 (5.56%) AngularJS
5 69 (5.18%) Web Services
6 63 (4.73%) ASP.NET
7 55 (4.13%) REST
8 54 (4.06%) XML
9 52 (3.91%) HTML5
10 50 (3.76%) SOAP
11 49 (3.68%) RESTful
12 48 (3.61%) .NET Framework
12 48 (3.61%) jQuery
13 43 (3.23%) React
13 43 (3.23%) Spring
14 37 (2.78%) Ajax
14 37 (2.78%) Vulkan
15 36 (2.70%) Node.js
16 34 (2.55%) React Native
17 33 (2.48%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 481 (36.14%) Analytical Skills
2 118 (8.87%) Management Information System
3 87 (6.54%) Self-Motivation
4 68 (5.11%) Smartphone
5 61 (4.58%) Enterprise Software
6 57 (4.28%) Data Protection Act
7 51 (3.83%) User Experience
8 50 (3.76%) Algorithms
9 48 (3.61%) Mobile App
10 38 (2.85%) Cloud Native
11 32 (2.40%) Embedded Systems
12 30 (2.25%) PKI
13 29 (2.18%) Driving Licence
14 23 (1.73%) Greenfield Project
15 20 (1.50%) Robotics
16 17 (1.28%) e-Learning
17 16 (1.20%) Data Centre
18 14 (1.05%) Replication
19 13 (0.98%) Analytical Mindset
19 13 (0.98%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 170 (12.77%) Windows
2 136 (10.22%) Linux
3 99 (7.44%) Windows Server
4 75 (5.63%) Android
5 57 (4.28%) Unix
6 54 (4.06%) Windows Server 2012
7 31 (2.33%) Windows Server 2008
8 30 (2.25%) Tizen
9 28 (2.10%) Windows 10
10 27 (2.03%) Apple iOS
10 27 (2.03%) Windows 7
11 13 (0.98%) Windows Server 2003
12 12 (0.90%) Mac OS X
13 9 (0.68%) HPUX
14 8 (0.60%) Data ONTAP
14 8 (0.60%) Solaris
15 7 (0.53%) SUSE
16 6 (0.45%) AIX
16 6 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 4 (0.30%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 450 (33.81%) Agile Software Development
2 191 (14.35%) DevOps
3 185 (13.90%) Software Engineering
4 148 (11.12%) SDLC
5 132 (9.92%) ITIL
6 130 (9.77%) Mentoring
7 127 (9.54%) Continuous Improvement
8 117 (8.79%) Continuous Integration
9 105 (7.89%) Software Delivery
10 104 (7.81%) Project Management
11 99 (7.44%) MVC
11 99 (7.44%) OO
12 96 (7.21%) Business Intelligence
13 93 (6.99%) Microservices
14 92 (6.91%) Test Automation
15 91 (6.84%) Business Analysis
16 88 (6.61%) Coaching
16 88 (6.61%) Open Source
17 87 (6.54%) Collaborative Working
17 87 (6.54%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 218 (16.38%) SQL
2 172 (12.92%) C#
3 157 (11.80%) JavaScript
4 150 (11.27%) Java
5 125 (9.39%) C++
6 89 (6.69%) Python
7 82 (6.16%) T-SQL
8 70 (5.26%) C
9 58 (4.36%) PowerShell
10 41 (3.08%) PHP
11 29 (2.18%) Ruby
12 22 (1.65%) Bash Shell
13 18 (1.35%) MATLAB
14 17 (1.28%) Go
15 14 (1.05%) Java 8
15 14 (1.05%) R
16 12 (0.90%) Groovy
16 12 (0.90%) Scala
16 12 (0.90%) TypeScript
17 8 (0.60%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 269 (20.21%) Degree
2 48 (3.61%) ISTQB
3 44 (3.31%) Postgraduate
4 36 (2.70%) Security Cleared
5 34 (2.55%) Microsoft Certification
6 23 (1.73%) DBS Check
6 23 (1.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 21 (1.58%) SC Cleared
8 20 (1.50%) Cisco Certification
9 19 (1.43%) CCNA
10 15 (1.13%) CISSP
11 14 (1.05%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 13 (0.98%) PMI Certification
12 13 (0.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 12 (0.90%) CCNP
13 12 (0.90%) ITIL Certification
13 12 (0.90%) MCSE
14 11 (0.83%) PhD
15 10 (0.75%) AWS Certification
16 8 (0.60%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 100 (7.51%) QA
2 99 (7.44%) SLA
3 80 (6.01%) GDPR
4 27 (2.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 19 (1.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 15 (1.13%) PMO
7 13 (0.98%) Data Quality
8 11 (0.83%) COBIT
9 7 (0.53%) PCI DSS
10 6 (0.45%) Cyber Essentials
11 4 (0.30%) ISO 9001
11 4 (0.30%) NIST
12 3 (0.23%) ISAE 3402
12 3 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 2 (0.15%) PA-DSS
13 2 (0.15%) PSD2
14 1 (0.075%) Basel II
14 1 (0.075%) HIPAA
14 1 (0.075%) ISO 22301
14 1 (0.075%) MIL-STD-1553
System Software
1 124 (9.32%) Active Directory
2 50 (3.76%) Docker
3 42 (3.16%) Hyper-V
4 40 (3.01%) VMware Infrastructure
5 15 (1.13%) Virtual Machines
5 15 (1.13%) Virtual Servers
6 9 (0.68%) VMware ESXi
7 8 (0.60%) NFS
7 8 (0.60%) VMware NSX
8 6 (0.45%) XenDesktop
9 5 (0.38%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 5 (0.38%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 5 (0.38%) etcd
10 4 (0.30%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 4 (0.30%) Virtual Desktop
10 4 (0.30%) XenApp
11 3 (0.23%) Terminal Services
11 3 (0.23%) vSphere
12 1 (0.075%) Firmware
12 1 (0.075%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 32 (2.40%) Kubernetes
2 15 (1.13%) SCCM
3 12 (0.90%) Single Sign-On
4 10 (0.75%) Istio
4 10 (0.75%) WSUS
5 9 (0.68%) Cisco CUCM
6 8 (0.60%) Ansible
6 8 (0.60%) CA Service Virtualization
7 6 (0.45%) Opscode Chef
7 6 (0.45%) Puppet
8 5 (0.38%) Cisco UCCX
8 5 (0.38%) Consul
8 5 (0.38%) Terraform
9 4 (0.30%) Grafana
10 3 (0.23%) Kibana
11 2 (0.15%) cPanel
11 2 (0.15%) Oracle Identity Management
11 2 (0.15%) Plesk
12 1 (0.075%) Cisco UCCE
12 1 (0.075%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 346 (26.00%) Microsoft
2 71 (5.33%) Google
3 66 (4.96%) Oracle
4 62 (4.66%) VMware
5 50 (3.76%) Cisco
6 46 (3.46%) Salesforce.com
7 38 (2.85%) Pega
8 32 (2.40%) Sage
9 31 (2.33%) Citrix
10 30 (2.25%) QNX
10 30 (2.25%) Tableau
11 26 (1.95%) Apple
12 25 (1.88%) HP
13 22 (1.65%) BT
14 14 (1.05%) CyberArk
15 13 (0.98%) NetApp
15 13 (0.98%) SAP
16 11 (0.83%) Xamarin
17 10 (0.75%) Nimsoft
17 10 (0.75%) Splunk