Period
to 9 December 2018

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 9 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Innovative Thinking
England > North West
6 months to
9 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 312 329 296
Rank change year-on-year +17 -33 +45
Permanent jobs citing Innovative Thinking 40 36 69
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.35% 0.27% 0.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.39% 0.30% 0.60%
Number of salaries quoted 35 29 39
North West median annual salary £37,500 £41,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.64% +10.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £27,200 £29,750 £22,500
90th Percentile £57,500 £73,750 £56,000
England median annual salary £53,750 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +7.50% - +11.11%

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 10,314 11,993 11,441
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 91.00% 91.58% 91.70%
Number of salaries quoted 8,311 9,526 9,524
North West median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.65% +7.50% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £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 9 December 2018.

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 9 December 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 +14 25 £37,500 -41.18% 4
Lancashire +17 11 £46,000 +23.49% 3
Cheshire +29 4 £24,750 -39.26% 4
Innovative Thinking
England

For the 6 months to 9 December 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 North West region with a requirement for Innovative Thinking.

1 19 (47.50%) HTML
2 18 (45.00%) CSS
3 16 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 16 (40.00%) SQL
3 16 (40.00%) AngularJS
4 15 (37.50%) .NET
4 15 (37.50%) SQL Server
5 14 (35.00%) C#
5 14 (35.00%) ASP.NET
5 14 (35.00%) Microsoft
6 12 (30.00%) T-SQL
6 12 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (30.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 11 (27.50%) Microsoft Azure
7 11 (27.50%) Amazon AWS
7 11 (27.50%) ASP.NET MVC
7 11 (27.50%) MVC
7 11 (27.50%) Greenfield Project
8 10 (25.00%) Computer Science Degree
8 10 (25.00%) Degree
9 9 (22.50%) Computer Science
9 9 (22.50%) Test Automation
10 8 (20.00%) Mentoring
11 7 (17.50%) RESTful
11 7 (17.50%) Sass
11 7 (17.50%) Test Scripting
11 7 (17.50%) Software Testing
11 7 (17.50%) OOP
12 6 (15.00%) Statistics
12 6 (15.00%) TDD

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 (2.50%) CMS
1 1 (2.50%) Confluence
1 1 (2.50%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (10.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (7.50%) Photoshop
3 1 (2.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (2.50%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 11 (27.50%) Amazon AWS
1 11 (27.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (12.50%) SaaS
3 1 (2.50%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.50%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.50%) Power BI
2 1 (2.50%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (5.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.50%) JIRA
2 1 (2.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (15.00%) Finance
2 3 (7.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 22 (55.00%) Developer
2 11 (27.50%) .NET Developer
3 9 (22.50%) C# .NET Developer
3 9 (22.50%) C# Developer
4 6 (15.00%) ASP.NET Developer
4 6 (15.00%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
4 6 (15.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 6 (15.00%) Lead .NET Developer
4 6 (15.00%) Lead Developer
4 6 (15.00%) Test Automation Engineer
4 6 (15.00%) Test Engineer
5 5 (12.50%) Lead C# Developer
6 4 (10.00%) Consultant
6 4 (10.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 4 (10.00%) Full Stack Developer
7 3 (7.50%) Agile .NET Developer
7 3 (7.50%) Agile C# Developer
7 3 (7.50%) Agile Developer
7 3 (7.50%) Test Consultant
8 2 (5.00%) Graduate Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (47.50%) HTML
2 18 (45.00%) CSS
3 16 (40.00%) AngularJS
4 15 (37.50%) .NET
5 14 (35.00%) ASP.NET
6 11 (27.50%) ASP.NET MVC
7 7 (17.50%) RESTful
7 7 (17.50%) Sass
8 6 (15.00%) .NET Framework
8 6 (15.00%) Aurelia
8 6 (15.00%) Entity Framework
8 6 (15.00%) LESS
9 5 (12.50%) .NET Core
9 5 (12.50%) ASP.NET Web API
9 5 (12.50%) React
10 3 (7.50%) Durandal
11 2 (5.00%) HTML5
11 2 (5.00%) jQuery
12 1 (2.50%) CSS3
12 1 (2.50%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 11 (27.50%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (2.50%) Fintech
2 1 (2.50%) IVR
2 1 (2.50%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.50%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (2.50%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.50%) Unix
2 1 (2.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (30.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 11 (27.50%) MVC
3 9 (22.50%) Computer Science
3 9 (22.50%) Test Automation
4 8 (20.00%) Mentoring
5 7 (17.50%) OOP
5 7 (17.50%) Software Testing
5 7 (17.50%) Test Scripting
6 6 (15.00%) Asynchronous Programming
6 6 (15.00%) Commercial Awareness
6 6 (15.00%) Dependency Injection
6 6 (15.00%) Presales
6 6 (15.00%) Statistics
6 6 (15.00%) TDD
7 5 (12.50%) SOLID
8 4 (10.00%) Front End Development
9 3 (7.50%) Integration Testing
9 3 (7.50%) System Integration Testing
9 3 (7.50%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (40.00%) JavaScript
1 16 (40.00%) SQL
2 14 (35.00%) C#
3 12 (30.00%) T-SQL
4 6 (15.00%) TypeScript
5 4 (10.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 10 (25.00%) Computer Science Degree
1 10 (25.00%) Degree
2 3 (7.50%) Security Cleared
3 2 (5.00%) APMP
4 1 (2.50%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.00%) QA
Vendors
1 14 (35.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (7.50%) Oracle