Period
to 15 December 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North East 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 15 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Innovative Thinking
England > North East
6 months to
15 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 85 109 116
Rank change year-on-year +24 +7 -4
Permanent jobs citing Innovative Thinking 14 11 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 1.19% 0.79% 0.066%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.30% 0.85% 0.073%
Number of salaries quoted 5 11 0
North East median annual salary £36,000 £65,000 -
Median salary % change year-on-year -44.62% - -
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% +10.00% -

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 the North East with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North East
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,078 1,291 1,379
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 91.82% 93.21% 90.78%
Number of salaries quoted 822 1,032 1,194
North East median annual salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.75% - +3.90%
10th Percentile £25,750 £22,250 £24,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £65,000 £61,425
England median annual salary £52,979 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +0.91% +5.00% -

Innovative Thinking
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

Job postings citing Innovative Thinking as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North East.

Job vacancy trend for Innovative Thinking in the North East

Innovative Thinking
Salary Trend in the North East

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

Salary trend for Innovative Thinking in the North East

Innovative Thinking
Salary Histogram in the North East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Innovative Thinking in the North East over the 6 months to 15 December 2019.

Salary histogram for Innovative Thinking in the North East

Innovative Thinking
Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Innovative Thinking within the North East region over the 6 months to 15 December 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
Tyne and Wear +24 11 £33,250 -48.85%
Durham -1 2 £40,702 -14.31%
Northumberland - 1 £36,000 -
Innovative Thinking
England

For the 6 months to 15 December 2019, 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 North East region with a requirement for Innovative Thinking.

1 10 (71.43%) Test Automation
2 9 (64.29%) QA
2 9 (64.29%) REST
2 9 (64.29%) Problem-Solving
2 9 (64.29%) Postman
3 8 (57.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 8 (57.14%) ISTQB
3 8 (57.14%) JUnit
3 8 (57.14%) Sage
3 8 (57.14%) TestNG
3 8 (57.14%) SOAP
4 4 (28.57%) HTML
5 2 (14.29%) JavaScript
5 2 (14.29%) SQL
5 2 (14.29%) Integration Testing
5 2 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (14.29%) CSS
5 2 (14.29%) Front End Development
5 2 (14.29%) Sass
6 1 (7.14%) Analytics
6 1 (7.14%) User Stories
6 1 (7.14%) Mobile App
6 1 (7.14%) Relational Database
6 1 (7.14%) DevOps
6 1 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (7.14%) Statistical Modelling
6 1 (7.14%) Functional Testing
6 1 (7.14%) Non-Functional Testing
6 1 (7.14%) Protractor
6 1 (7.14%) Acceptance Criteria

Innovative Thinking
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East 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 1 (7.14%) CMS
1 1 (7.14%) Drupal
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) Relational Database
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 9 (64.29%) Postman
2 8 (57.14%) JUnit
2 8 (57.14%) TestNG
3 1 (7.14%) Cucumber
3 1 (7.14%) Git (software)
3 1 (7.14%) JMeter
3 1 (7.14%) Protractor
3 1 (7.14%) Selenium
3 1 (7.14%) SoapUI
General
1 1 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (64.29%) QA Engineer
1 9 (64.29%) Senior QA Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Developer
3 1 (7.14%) .NET Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Data Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) ETL Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 1 (7.14%) Senior .NET Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Senior Developer
3 1 (7.14%) SQL Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) SQL Data Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) SSIS Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Statistician
3 1 (7.14%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (64.29%) REST
2 8 (57.14%) SOAP
3 4 (28.57%) HTML
4 2 (14.29%) CSS
4 2 (14.29%) Sass
5 1 (7.14%) .NET
5 1 (7.14%) HTML5
5 1 (7.14%) jQuery
5 1 (7.14%) LAMP
5 1 (7.14%) Node.js
5 1 (7.14%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
1 1 (7.14%) Mobile App
1 1 (7.14%) NHS
1 1 (7.14%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Linux
1 1 (7.14%) Unix
1 1 (7.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (71.43%) Test Automation
2 9 (64.29%) Problem-Solving
3 2 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (14.29%) Front End Development
3 2 (14.29%) Integration Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Acceptance Criteria
4 1 (7.14%) Analytics
4 1 (7.14%) BDD
4 1 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (7.14%) Data Science
4 1 (7.14%) DevOps
4 1 (7.14%) Functional Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Issue Tracking
4 1 (7.14%) Manual Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Open Source
4 1 (7.14%) Statistical Modelling
4 1 (7.14%) System Integration Testing
4 1 (7.14%) System Testing
4 1 (7.14%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) JavaScript
1 2 (14.29%) SQL
2 1 (7.14%) C#
2 1 (7.14%) PHP
2 1 (7.14%) PL/SQL
2 1 (7.14%) R
2 1 (7.14%) T-SQL
2 1 (7.14%) VB
Qualifications
1 8 (57.14%) ISTQB
1 8 (57.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (7.14%) Degree
2 1 (7.14%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (64.29%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (57.14%) Sage
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft