Period
to 21 April 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North East with a requirement for Creative Thinking skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Creative Thinking over the 6 months to 21 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Creative Thinking
England > North East
6 months to
21 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 123 109 109
Rank change year-on-year -14 0 +3
Permanent jobs citing Creative Thinking 12 2 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 0.63% 0.15% 0.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.69% 0.17% 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 8 2 3
North East median annual salary £42,500 £35,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +21.43% +7.69% -50.00%
10th Percentile £24,425 £32,500 £28,750
90th Percentile £50,000 £37,500 £36,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% -5.56%

Creative 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 1,735 1,181 1,194
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 91.56% 88.00% 89.17%
Number of salaries quoted 1,491 1,023 1,050
North East median annual salary £40,000 £37,062 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.93% -1.17% -
10th Percentile £23,750 £22,500 £23,500
90th Percentile £63,750 £53,750 £63,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.15%

Creative Thinking
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

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

Job vacancy trend for Creative Thinking in the North East

Creative Thinking
Salary Trend in the North East

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

Salary trend for Creative Thinking in the North East

Creative Thinking
Salary Histogram in the North East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Creative Thinking in the North East over the 6 months to 21 April 2018.

Salary histogram for Creative Thinking in the North East

Creative 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 Creative Thinking within the North East region over the 6 months to 21 April 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
Tyne and Wear - 7 £42,500 -
Teesside - 3 £50,000 -
Durham -4 2 £24,250 -30.71%
Creative Thinking
England

For the 6 months to 21 April 2018, IT jobs citing Creative 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 Creative Thinking.

1 8 (66.67%) Problem-Solving
2 5 (41.67%) Java
2 5 (41.67%) Test Automation
2 5 (41.67%) Open Source
3 4 (33.33%) Augmented Reality
3 4 (33.33%) FMCG
3 4 (33.33%) Android
3 4 (33.33%) Apple iOS
3 4 (33.33%) Photoshop
3 4 (33.33%) Adobe
3 4 (33.33%) Adobe Illustrator
3 4 (33.33%) Wireframes
4 3 (25.00%) Mentoring
4 3 (25.00%) ISO 26262
4 3 (25.00%) Front End Development
4 3 (25.00%) MISRA
4 3 (25.00%) C
4 3 (25.00%) Automotive
4 3 (25.00%) Validation
4 3 (25.00%) Software Engineering
4 3 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 3 (25.00%) UML
4 3 (25.00%) E-Commerce
4 3 (25.00%) Ethernet
4 3 (25.00%) Node.js
4 3 (25.00%) Embedded Systems
4 3 (25.00%) CAN bus
4 3 (25.00%) JAX-RS
4 3 (25.00%) Sass
4 3 (25.00%) Ember.js

Creative 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 2 (16.67%) Confluence
Applications
1 4 (33.33%) Adobe Illustrator
1 4 (33.33%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 3 (25.00%) AWS CloudFormation
1 3 (25.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) Ethernet
1 3 (25.00%) FlexRay
Development Applications
1 3 (25.00%) Grunt
1 3 (25.00%) gulp
2 2 (16.67%) Appium
2 2 (16.67%) Artifactory
2 2 (16.67%) Bitbucket
2 2 (16.67%) Git (software)
2 2 (16.67%) Jenkins
2 2 (16.67%) JIRA
2 2 (16.67%) JMeter
2 2 (16.67%) JUnit
2 2 (16.67%) Maven
2 2 (16.67%) Selenium
2 2 (16.67%) TestNG
General
1 3 (25.00%) Automotive
1 3 (25.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Software Engineer
2 4 (33.33%) Designer
2 4 (33.33%) Digital Designer
3 3 (25.00%) Angular Developer
3 3 (25.00%) Developer
3 3 (25.00%) JavaScript Developer
3 3 (25.00%) Node.js Developer
4 2 (16.67%) Development Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Java Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Java Software Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Software Development Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Software Test Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Test Development Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Test Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Graduate Development Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Graduate Java Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Graduate Java Software Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Graduate Software Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Graduate Test Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) AngularJS
1 3 (25.00%) Ember.js
1 3 (25.00%) JAX-RS
1 3 (25.00%) Node.js
1 3 (25.00%) React
1 3 (25.00%) Sass
2 2 (16.67%) RESTful
2 2 (16.67%) SOAP
2 2 (16.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Augmented Reality
1 4 (33.33%) FMCG
2 3 (25.00%) CAN bus
2 3 (25.00%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (16.67%) Computer Science
3 2 (16.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (33.33%) Android
1 4 (33.33%) Apple iOS
2 2 (16.67%) Linux
2 2 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) Problem-Solving
2 5 (41.67%) Open Source
2 5 (41.67%) Test Automation
3 4 (33.33%) Wireframes
4 3 (25.00%) DevOps
4 3 (25.00%) E-Commerce
4 3 (25.00%) Front End Development
4 3 (25.00%) Mentoring
4 3 (25.00%) Software Engineering
4 3 (25.00%) UML
4 3 (25.00%) Validation
5 2 (16.67%) Analytical Thinking
5 2 (16.67%) API Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (16.67%) Performance Management
5 2 (16.67%) SDET
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) Java
2 3 (25.00%) C
2 3 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) Degree
1 2 (16.67%) ISTQB
1 2 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (25.00%) ISO 26262
1 3 (25.00%) MISRA
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) Adobe