The table below looks at the statistics for Continuous Improvement skills in IT jobs advertised for the Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Continuous Improvement over the 3 months to 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Continual Improvement
Rank 9 26 34
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +8
Permanent jobs citing Continuous Improvement 10 11 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands 7.75% 3.83% 1.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.09% 5.29% 2.59%
Number of salaries quoted 4 2 3
Average salary £37,500 £47,500 £100,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-21.05% -52.50%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,680 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+1.96% -7.37%
Continuous Improvement
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
110 208 116
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands 85.27% 72.47% 61.05%
Number of salaries quoted 57 152 84
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,500 £37,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

Continuous Improvement
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement across the Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Continuous Improvement Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

Continuous Improvement
Salary Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement across the Midlands region.

Continuous Improvement Salary Trend in the Midlands

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT jobs across the Midlands region citing Continuous Improvement also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Continuous Improvement.

1 7 (53.85%) ISEB
1 7 (53.85%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (30.77%) Back Office
2 4 (30.77%) SQL
2 4 (30.77%) SharePoint
2 4 (30.77%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (30.77%) SOA
2 4 (30.77%) ETL
2 4 (30.77%) Software Testing
2 4 (30.77%) QA
3 3 (23.08%) Kanban
3 3 (23.08%) ITIL
3 3 (23.08%) BPR
3 3 (23.08%) Retail
3 3 (23.08%) Billing
3 3 (23.08%) Business Analysis
3 3 (23.08%) Scrum
4 2 (15.38%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (15.38%) SLA
4 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
4 2 (15.38%) Visual Studio
4 2 (15.38%) C#
4 2 (15.38%) C++
4 2 (15.38%) Test Automation
4 2 (15.38%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (15.38%) Selenium
4 2 (15.38%) Problem Management
5 1 (7.69%) Requirements Management
5 1 (7.69%) APMP
5 1 (7.69%) ITIL V3

Continuous Improvement
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT jobs across the Midlands region citing Continuous Improvement also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Continuous Improvement. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (30.77%) SharePoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (30.77%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Visual Studio
1 2 (15.38%) QuickTest Pro
1 2 (15.38%) Selenium
General
1 4 (30.77%) Back Office
2 3 (23.08%) Retail
2 3 (23.08%) Billing
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Analyst
2 4 (30.77%) Consultant
2 4 (30.77%) Test Consultant
3 3 (23.08%) Business Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Test Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Senior Manager
4 2 (15.38%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Solutions Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Senior Solutions Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Senior Test Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Support Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Agile Project Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Agile Business Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Change Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Project Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (30.77%) SOA
2 4 (30.77%) ETL
2 4 (30.77%) Software Testing
3 3 (23.08%) BPR
3 3 (23.08%) Scrum
3 3 (23.08%) Business Analysis
3 3 (23.08%) ITIL
3 3 (23.08%) Kanban
4 2 (15.38%) Test Automation
4 2 (15.38%) Problem Management
5 1 (7.69%) Requirements Management
5 1 (7.69%) ITIL V3
5 1 (7.69%) ITIL V2
5 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2
5 1 (7.69%) Project Management
5 1 (7.69%) Service Delivery
5 1 (7.69%) Change Management
5 1 (7.69%) Fit Analysis
5 1 (7.69%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) SQL
2 2 (15.38%) C#
2 2 (15.38%) C++
Qualifications
1 7 (53.85%) ISEB
2 1 (7.69%) PMP
2 1 (7.69%) PMI Certification
2 1 (7.69%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (30.77%) QA
2 2 (15.38%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft