Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Innovative Thinking
England > North West
6 months to
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 316 327 300
Rank change year-on-year +11 -27 +49
Permanent jobs citing Innovative Thinking 44 34 67
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.37% 0.26% 0.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.41% 0.29% 0.61%
Number of salaries quoted 38 24 36
North West median annual salary £40,000 £47,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.79% +26.67% +25.00%
10th Percentile £27,350 £32,500 £24,375
90th Percentile £58,625 £72,500 £53,125
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +6.38%

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 10,709 11,722 11,055
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 90.91% 90.94% 91.07%
Number of salaries quoted 8,576 9,314 9,231
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £68,750 £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 23 October 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 23 October 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 +19 30 £40,000 -37.25% 4
Lancashire +19 10 £47,500 +27.52% 2
Cheshire +5 3 £21,500 -47.24% 2
Merseyside - 1 £42,500 - 1
Innovative Thinking
England

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 17 (38.64%) HTML
2 16 (36.36%) CSS
2 16 (36.36%) AngularJS
3 15 (34.09%) SQL Server
3 15 (34.09%) .NET
4 14 (31.82%) SQL
4 14 (31.82%) JavaScript
4 14 (31.82%) C#
4 14 (31.82%) ASP.NET
5 12 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (27.27%) Continuous Improvement
6 11 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
6 11 (25.00%) Degree
7 10 (22.73%) Microsoft
7 10 (22.73%) Computer Science
7 10 (22.73%) Amazon AWS
7 10 (22.73%) Computer Science Degree
8 9 (20.45%) Greenfield Project
8 9 (20.45%) Sass
8 9 (20.45%) Mentoring
8 9 (20.45%) Test Automation
8 9 (20.45%) ASP.NET MVC
8 9 (20.45%) Software Testing
8 9 (20.45%) T-SQL
8 9 (20.45%) MVC
8 9 (20.45%) Finance
9 8 (18.18%) TDD
9 8 (18.18%) LESS
9 8 (18.18%) TypeScript
9 8 (18.18%) Aurelia

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 (2.27%) CMS
1 1 (2.27%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (6.82%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (6.82%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 11 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (22.73%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (9.09%) SaaS
4 1 (2.27%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.55%) CTI
1 2 (4.55%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (34.09%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.27%) Big Data
2 1 (2.27%) IBM InfoSphere
2 1 (2.27%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (4.55%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.27%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (20.45%) Finance
2 4 (9.09%) Retail
3 1 (2.27%) Automotive
3 1 (2.27%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 21 (47.73%) Developer
2 11 (25.00%) .NET Developer
3 7 (15.91%) C# .NET Developer
3 7 (15.91%) C# Developer
4 6 (13.64%) Full Stack Developer
4 6 (13.64%) Test Automation Engineer
4 6 (13.64%) Test Engineer
5 5 (11.36%) ASP.NET Developer
5 5 (11.36%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 5 (11.36%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 5 (11.36%) Lead .NET Developer
5 5 (11.36%) Lead Developer
6 4 (9.09%) Consultant
6 4 (9.09%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 4 (9.09%) Lead C# Developer
7 3 (6.82%) Test Consultant
8 2 (4.55%) Agile .NET Developer
8 2 (4.55%) Senior .NET Developer
8 2 (4.55%) Voice Engineer
8 2 (4.55%) Voice Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (38.64%) HTML
2 16 (36.36%) AngularJS
2 16 (36.36%) CSS
3 15 (34.09%) .NET
4 14 (31.82%) ASP.NET
5 9 (20.45%) ASP.NET MVC
5 9 (20.45%) Sass
6 8 (18.18%) Aurelia
6 8 (18.18%) LESS
7 6 (13.64%) RESTful
8 5 (11.36%) .NET Framework
8 5 (11.36%) Durandal
8 5 (11.36%) Entity Framework
8 5 (11.36%) React
9 4 (9.09%) .NET Core
9 4 (9.09%) ASP.NET Web API
10 2 (4.55%) HTML5
10 2 (4.55%) jQuery
11 1 (2.27%) CSS3
11 1 (2.27%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 10 (22.73%) Computer Science
2 9 (20.45%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.55%) Internet of Things
3 2 (4.55%) IVR
4 1 (2.27%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.27%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (2.27%) Smart City
4 1 (2.27%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.09%) Unix
2 1 (2.27%) Linux
2 1 (2.27%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (27.27%) Continuous Improvement
2 9 (20.45%) Mentoring
2 9 (20.45%) MVC
2 9 (20.45%) Software Testing
2 9 (20.45%) Test Automation
3 8 (18.18%) TDD
4 7 (15.91%) Statistics
4 7 (15.91%) Test Scripting
5 6 (13.64%) Commercial Awareness
5 6 (13.64%) OOP
5 6 (13.64%) Presales
6 5 (11.36%) Asynchronous Programming
6 5 (11.36%) Dependency Injection
7 4 (9.09%) Front End Development
7 4 (9.09%) SOLID
8 3 (6.82%) Integration Testing
8 3 (6.82%) Scenario Testing
8 3 (6.82%) System Integration Testing
8 3 (6.82%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (31.82%) C#
1 14 (31.82%) JavaScript
1 14 (31.82%) SQL
2 9 (20.45%) T-SQL
3 8 (18.18%) TypeScript
4 4 (9.09%) PHP
5 1 (2.27%) Bash Shell
5 1 (2.27%) Perl
5 1 (2.27%) Python
5 1 (2.27%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 11 (25.00%) Degree
2 10 (22.73%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (6.82%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.27%) APMP
4 1 (2.27%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.27%) PMO
1 1 (2.27%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.27%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (2.27%) Puppet
Vendors
1 10 (22.73%) Microsoft
2 4 (9.09%) Oracle
3 1 (2.27%) IBM
3 1 (2.27%) Salesforce.com