Period
to 25 May 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 25 May 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Innovative Thinking
England > North West
6 months to
25 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 296 345 341
Rank change year-on-year +49 -4 -39
Permanent jobs citing Innovative Thinking 43 28 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.42% 0.23% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.45% 0.25% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 29 24 12
North West median annual salary £50,000 £65,000 £36,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -23.08% +79.31% -9.38%
10th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £22,325
90th Percentile £57,500 £74,250 £60,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £57,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -4.35% +15.00% -

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 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 9,493 11,374 11,404
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 93.28% 92.46% 92.22%
Number of salaries quoted 7,064 9,119 9,439
North West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +12.50% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,950 £26,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

Innovative Thinking
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Innovative Thinking in the North West

Innovative Thinking
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for Innovative Thinking in the North West

Innovative Thinking
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Innovative Thinking in the North West over the 6 months to 25 May 2019.

Salary histogram for Innovative Thinking in the North West

Innovative Thinking
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 Innovative Thinking within the North West region over the 6 months to 25 May 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 +27 26 £50,000 -23.08% 1
Cheshire +50 8 £42,500 +6.25%
Lancashire - 7 £44,500 - 1
Merseyside +6 2 - - 1
Innovative Thinking
England

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 West region with a requirement for Innovative Thinking.

1 22 (51.16%) C
2 21 (48.84%) C++
3 14 (32.56%) Electronics
4 13 (30.23%) C#
4 13 (30.23%) Software Engineering
5 12 (27.91%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (25.58%) Analytical Skills
7 10 (23.26%) Java
8 8 (18.60%) EMC
8 8 (18.60%) Assembly Language
8 8 (18.60%) Data Analysis
8 8 (18.60%) Mathematics
8 8 (18.60%) Video Processing
8 8 (18.60%) Schematic Capture
8 8 (18.60%) Compliance Management
9 7 (16.28%) Problem-Solving
9 7 (16.28%) Algorithms
9 7 (16.28%) Data Science
9 7 (16.28%) Visualisation
9 7 (16.28%) R
9 7 (16.28%) Machine Learning
9 7 (16.28%) Analytics
9 7 (16.28%) MATLAB
9 7 (16.28%) Pharmaceutical
9 7 (16.28%) Python
9 7 (16.28%) PhD
9 7 (16.28%) SQL
10 6 (13.95%) T-SQL
10 6 (13.95%) .NET
10 6 (13.95%) SQL Server

Innovative Thinking
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 1 (2.33%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Adobe After Effects
1 1 (2.33%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (2.33%) InVision
1 1 (2.33%) Photoshop
1 1 (2.33%) Sketch
1 1 (2.33%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 1 (2.33%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 6 (13.95%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (13.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.33%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.65%) Broadband
2 1 (2.33%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.95%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.65%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (4.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.33%) QlikView
3 1 (2.33%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.33%) SAP HANA
3 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (4.65%) Git (software)
1 2 (4.65%) JIRA
1 2 (4.65%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 14 (32.56%) Electronics
2 7 (16.28%) Pharmaceutical
3 5 (11.63%) Finance
4 3 (6.98%) Automotive
5 1 (2.33%) Games
5 1 (2.33%) Marketing
5 1 (2.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (32.56%) Developer
2 8 (18.60%) Design Engineer
2 8 (18.60%) Electronics Design Engineer
2 8 (18.60%) Electronics Engineer
3 7 (16.28%) Data Scientist
3 7 (16.28%) Software Developer
4 6 (13.95%) Embedded Engineer
4 6 (13.95%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 6 (13.95%) Software Engineer
5 4 (9.30%) Project Manager
6 3 (6.98%) .NET Developer
6 3 (6.98%) C# Developer
6 3 (6.98%) Lead .NET Developer
6 3 (6.98%) Lead Developer
7 2 (4.65%) Analyst
7 2 (4.65%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 2 (4.65%) Full Stack Developer
7 2 (4.65%) PMO Analyst
7 2 (4.65%) Portfolio Manager
8 1 (2.33%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.95%) .NET
1 6 (13.95%) .NET Core
1 6 (13.95%) AngularJS
1 6 (13.95%) ASP.NET
2 4 (9.30%) .NET Framework
2 4 (9.30%) ASP.NET MVC
2 4 (9.30%) CSS
2 4 (9.30%) Entity Framework
2 4 (9.30%) HTML
3 3 (6.98%) RESTful
4 2 (4.65%) ASP.NET Core
4 2 (4.65%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (4.65%) Kafka
5 1 (2.33%) Framer.js
5 1 (2.33%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (25.58%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (16.28%) Algorithms
3 6 (13.95%) CAN bus
3 6 (13.95%) Embedded Systems
4 3 (6.98%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (4.65%) Mobile App
5 2 (4.65%) PMI
6 1 (2.33%) Fintech
6 1 (2.33%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (2.33%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.65%) Android
1 2 (4.65%) Apple iOS
1 2 (4.65%) Linux
2 1 (2.33%) Mac OS
2 1 (2.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (30.23%) Software Engineering
2 12 (27.91%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (18.60%) Compliance Management
3 8 (18.60%) Data Analysis
3 8 (18.60%) Mathematics
3 8 (18.60%) Schematic Capture
3 8 (18.60%) Video Processing
4 7 (16.28%) Analytics
4 7 (16.28%) Data Science
4 7 (16.28%) Machine Learning
4 7 (16.28%) Problem-Solving
4 7 (16.28%) Visualisation
5 4 (9.30%) Asynchronous Programming
5 4 (9.30%) Collaborative Working
5 4 (9.30%) Dependency Injection
5 4 (9.30%) MVC
5 4 (9.30%) OOP
5 4 (9.30%) Project Management
5 4 (9.30%) Scrum
6 3 (6.98%) Feasibility Study
Programming Languages
1 22 (51.16%) C
2 21 (48.84%) C++
3 13 (30.23%) C#
4 10 (23.26%) Java
5 8 (18.60%) Assembly Language
6 7 (16.28%) MATLAB
6 7 (16.28%) Python
6 7 (16.28%) R
6 7 (16.28%) SQL
7 6 (13.95%) JavaScript
7 6 (13.95%) T-SQL
8 2 (4.65%) Scala
8 2 (4.65%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 7 (16.28%) PhD
2 4 (9.30%) APMP
3 2 (4.65%) PMI Certification
4 1 (2.33%) Degree
4 1 (2.33%) MCTS
4 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.65%) PMO
2 1 (2.33%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.33%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.33%) NDS
1 1 (2.33%) NetIQ eDirectory
1 1 (2.33%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 1 (2.33%) NetIQ Identity Manager
1 1 (2.33%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 8 (18.60%) EMC
2 6 (13.95%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.65%) SAP
4 1 (2.33%) NetIQ