Period
to 19 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for Innovative Thinking skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Innovative Thinking over the 6 months to 19 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Innovative Thinking
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 178 195 185
Rank change year-on-year +17 -10 -17
Permanent jobs citing Innovative Thinking 15 8 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.40% 0.21% 0.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.44% 0.22% 0.72%
Number of salaries quoted 11 8 16
Birmingham median annual salary £30,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -29.41% +6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £24,750 £37,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £66,250 £65,825 £75,000
West Midlands median annual salary £46,250 £47,500 £38,750
% change year-on-year -2.63% +22.58% +10.71%

Innovative Thinking 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 Birmingham with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Birmingham
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 3,430 3,583 4,332
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 90.67% 92.01% 90.04%
Number of salaries quoted 2,443 2,884 3,183
Birmingham median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -1.16%
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,500 £25,750
90th Percentile £72,400 £65,000 £70,000
West Midlands median annual salary £43,857 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +9.64% - -

Innovative Thinking
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing Innovative Thinking as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for Innovative Thinking in Birmingham

Innovative Thinking
Salary Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Innovative Thinking in Birmingham.

Salary trend for Innovative Thinking in Birmingham

Innovative Thinking
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Innovative Thinking in Birmingham over the 6 months to 19 September 2018.

Salary histogram for Innovative Thinking in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 19 September 2018, IT jobs citing Innovative Thinking 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for Innovative Thinking.

1 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (33.33%) Windows
2 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 4 (26.67%) Active Directory
3 4 (26.67%) ITIL
3 4 (26.67%) Service Management
4 3 (20.00%) ITSM
4 3 (20.00%) Management Information System
4 3 (20.00%) Back Office
4 3 (20.00%) AS400
4 3 (20.00%) Telecoms
4 3 (20.00%) Manufacturing
4 3 (20.00%) Supplier Management
4 3 (20.00%) Degree
4 3 (20.00%) Project Management
4 3 (20.00%) iSeries
4 3 (20.00%) Office 365
4 3 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (20.00%) Windows Server
4 3 (20.00%) Hardware Maintenance
4 3 (20.00%) Decision-Making
4 3 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
4 3 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 2 (13.33%) Scenario Testing
5 2 (13.33%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (13.33%) Strategic Thinking
5 2 (13.33%) Algorithms
5 2 (13.33%) Software Delivery
5 2 (13.33%) System Integration Testing
5 2 (13.33%) SDLC

Innovative Thinking
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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:

Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (20.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) VPN
General
1 3 (20.00%) Back Office
1 3 (20.00%) Manufacturing
1 3 (20.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Analyst
2 4 (26.67%) Business Analyst
2 4 (26.67%) Insurance Business Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Consultant
3 3 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) IT Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Graduate
4 2 (13.33%) Graduate Consultant
4 2 (13.33%) Graduate Test Consultant
4 2 (13.33%) SDLC Manager
4 2 (13.33%) Test Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Delivery Manager
5 1 (6.67%) IT Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Project Manager
5 1 (6.67%) SDLC Project Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Service Desk Specialist
5 1 (6.67%) Software Delivery Project Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Software Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Software Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (20.00%) AS400
1 3 (20.00%) iSeries
1 3 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (13.33%) Algorithms
2 2 (13.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (6.67%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 5 (33.33%) Windows
2 3 (20.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (13.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (26.67%) ITIL
2 4 (26.67%) Service Management
3 3 (20.00%) Decision-Making
3 3 (20.00%) Hardware Maintenance
3 3 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 3 (20.00%) ITSM
3 3 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
3 3 (20.00%) Project Management
3 3 (20.00%) Supplier Management
4 2 (13.33%) Integration Testing
4 2 (13.33%) Refactoring
4 2 (13.33%) Scenario Testing
4 2 (13.33%) SDLC
4 2 (13.33%) Software Delivery
4 2 (13.33%) Strategic Thinking
4 2 (13.33%) System Integration Testing
4 2 (13.33%) System Testing
4 2 (13.33%) Test Automation
4 2 (13.33%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (13.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) Degree
2 2 (13.33%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) QA
System Software
1 4 (26.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (13.33%) Oracle
3 1 (6.67%) Blue Prism
3 1 (6.67%) Citrix
3 1 (6.67%) iManage