The table below looks at the statistics for Continuous Improvement skills in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Continuous Improvement over the 3 months to 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Continual Improvement
Rank 134 128 101
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -27
Permanent jobs citing Continuous Improvement 127 114 180
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.71% 1.60% 2.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.09% 2.07% 3.15%
Number of salaries quoted 90 87 140
Average salary £43,000 £37,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.66% -16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £27,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,100 £72,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,861 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+1.52% -6.97%
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 North West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
6064 5518 5716
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 81.65% 77.54% 77.47%
Number of salaries quoted 4808 4678 4990
Average salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,000 £26,465
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £56,500
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 North West

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

Continuous Improvement Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Continuous Improvement
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Continuous Improvement Salary Trend in the North West

Continuous Improvement
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement across the North West region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

Continuous Improvement Salary Histogram in the North West

Continuous Improvement
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement within the North West region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire +5 55 £42,279 +20.79% 6
Manchester -17 47 £43,000 +11.68% 15
Merseyside +15 16 £50,000 +81.81% 1
Lancashire -6 5 £38,500 +30.50%
Cumbria +2 1 £45,000 -
Continuous Improvement
England

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the North West 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 53 (22.84%) Finance
2 45 (19.40%) Project Management
3 41 (17.67%) Microsoft
4 39 (16.81%) ITIL
5 35 (15.09%) SQL
6 34 (14.66%) PRINCE2
7 32 (13.79%) Degree
8 31 (13.36%) MS Excel
9 29 (12.50%) C#
10 28 (12.07%) Six Sigma
11 26 (11.21%) SQL Server
12 24 (10.34%) MySQL
12 24 (10.34%) .NET
13 23 (9.91%) IBM
13 23 (9.91%) Change Management
14 22 (9.48%) SLA
14 22 (9.48%) Java
15 21 (9.05%) UNIX
15 21 (9.05%) Windows
15 21 (9.05%) Linux
16 20 (8.62%) Oracle
16 20 (8.62%) Service Delivery
16 20 (8.62%) Quality Management
17 19 (8.19%) DB2
18 18 (7.76%) Management Information System
19 17 (7.33%) Business Intelligence
20 15 (6.47%) Agile Software Development
20 15 (6.47%) PMI Certification
20 15 (6.47%) MS Office
20 15 (6.47%) AIX

Continuous Improvement
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the North West 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 9 (3.88%) SharePoint
2 8 (3.45%) WebSphere Application Server
2 8 (3.45%) WebSphere
3 5 (2.16%) MS Exchange
4 4 (1.72%) WebLogic
5 3 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.86%) SAS
6 2 (0.86%) Lync
7 1 (0.43%) MS Project Server
7 1 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.43%) Office Communications Server
7 1 (0.43%) LiveCycle
7 1 (0.43%) Confluence
7 1 (0.43%) FileNet
Applications
1 31 (13.36%) MS Excel
2 15 (6.47%) MS Office
3 6 (2.59%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (1.72%) MS Project
5 3 (1.29%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.43%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.43%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.43%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 7 (3.02%) Dynamics NAV
1 7 (3.02%) SAP Business One
1 7 (3.02%) Sage 200
2 4 (1.72%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.43%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.43%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.86%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (0.86%) Amazon S3
1 2 (0.86%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (0.86%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.43%) SaaS
2 1 (0.43%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 11 (4.74%) Internet
2 7 (3.02%) WAN
3 6 (2.59%) Firewall
4 5 (2.16%) LAN
4 5 (2.16%) PBX
4 5 (2.16%) PSTN
4 5 (2.16%) TCP/IP
5 4 (1.72%) Junos
6 3 (1.29%) MPLS
6 3 (1.29%) SAN
6 3 (1.29%) VPN
6 3 (1.29%) VoIP
7 2 (0.86%) IPsec
7 2 (0.86%) ADSL
7 2 (0.86%) DNS
7 2 (0.86%) Ethernet
7 2 (0.86%) SSL
7 2 (0.86%) DSL
8 1 (0.43%) Unified Communications
8 1 (0.43%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (11.21%) SQL Server
2 24 (10.34%) MySQL
3 19 (8.19%) DB2
4 9 (3.88%) Data Warehouse
4 9 (3.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (3.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (2.59%) SQL Server 2000
6 6 (2.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 5 (2.16%) Relational Database
8 4 (1.72%) OLTP
8 4 (1.72%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (1.29%) SAP Data Services
9 3 (1.29%) Data Mining
10 2 (0.86%) SAP BW
11 1 (0.43%) QlikView
11 1 (0.43%) MongoDB
11 1 (0.43%) Apache Cassandra
11 1 (0.43%) NoSQL
11 1 (0.43%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 5 (2.16%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (1.29%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.86%) Subversion
4 1 (0.43%) JIRA
4 1 (0.43%) Selenium
4 1 (0.43%) IntelliJ
4 1 (0.43%) Eclipse
General
1 53 (22.84%) Finance
2 13 (5.60%) Retail
3 11 (4.74%) Telecoms
3 11 (4.74%) Billing
4 10 (4.31%) Banking
5 9 (3.88%) Marketing
6 8 (3.45%) Manufacturing
7 7 (3.02%) Legal
8 6 (2.59%) Retail Banking
8 6 (2.59%) Local Government
9 1 (0.43%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.43%) Automotive
9 1 (0.43%) Law
9 1 (0.43%) Advertising
9 1 (0.43%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 41 (17.67%) Analyst
2 39 (16.81%) Developer
3 17 (7.33%) Service Manager
4 16 (6.90%) Business Analyst
5 12 (5.17%) Project Manager
6 11 (4.74%) Architect
7 10 (4.31%) Applications Developer
8 9 (3.88%) Test Manager
8 9 (3.88%) Java Developer
8 9 (3.88%) Team Leader
9 8 (3.45%) Service Desk Analyst
9 8 (3.45%) Service Analyst
10 7 (3.02%) ERP Project Manager
10 7 (3.02%) ERP Manager
10 7 (3.02%) Support Engineer
10 7 (3.02%) .NET Developer
10 7 (3.02%) Support Manager
11 6 (2.59%) VB Developer
11 6 (2.59%) Coordinator
11 6 (2.59%) Customer Services Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (10.34%) .NET
2 14 (6.03%) XML
3 12 (5.17%) XSLT
4 11 (4.74%) J2EE
5 10 (4.31%) XSD
6 9 (3.88%) Spring
7 8 (3.45%) Hibernate
8 7 (3.02%) WCF
8 7 (3.02%) JPA
8 7 (3.02%) Web Services
9 6 (2.59%) HTML
10 4 (1.72%) ASP.NET
10 4 (1.72%) COM
10 4 (1.72%) ASP.NET MVC
10 4 (1.72%) HTML5
10 4 (1.72%) WPF
11 3 (1.29%) jQuery
11 3 (1.29%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 3 (1.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 2 (0.86%) ADO.NET
Miscellaneous
1 18 (7.76%) Management Information System
2 10 (4.31%) AS400
3 8 (3.45%) PMI
4 6 (2.59%) Mainframe
4 6 (2.59%) IBM Mainframe
5 5 (2.16%) Smart Meter
5 5 (2.16%) iSeries
6 4 (1.72%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.29%) EqualLogic
8 2 (0.86%) CESG
8 2 (0.86%) Firmware
8 2 (0.86%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.86%) RMADS
8 2 (0.86%) Informatics
8 2 (0.86%) Statistics
8 2 (0.86%) Taxonomies
8 2 (0.86%) Ontologies
9 1 (0.43%) PKI
9 1 (0.43%) CMDB
9 1 (0.43%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 21 (9.05%) UNIX
1 21 (9.05%) Windows
1 21 (9.05%) Linux
2 15 (6.47%) AIX
3 6 (2.59%) Android
3 6 (2.59%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (1.72%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (0.86%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.43%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.43%) HPUX
6 1 (0.43%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (19.40%) Project Management
2 39 (16.81%) ITIL
3 34 (14.66%) PRINCE2
4 28 (12.07%) Six Sigma
5 23 (9.91%) Change Management
6 20 (8.62%) Service Delivery
6 20 (8.62%) Quality Management
7 17 (7.33%) Business Intelligence
8 15 (6.47%) Agile Software Development
9 14 (6.03%) Process Management
9 14 (6.03%) Test Strategy
10 13 (5.60%) Service Management
11 12 (5.17%) Software Testing
12 11 (4.74%) Stakeholder Management
13 10 (4.31%) ERP
13 10 (4.31%) Analytics
14 9 (3.88%) Time Management
14 9 (3.88%) Performance Management
14 9 (3.88%) TDD
14 9 (3.88%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 35 (15.09%) SQL
2 29 (12.50%) C#
3 22 (9.48%) Java
4 14 (6.03%) Shell Script
5 11 (4.74%) Korn
6 6 (2.59%) VB6
6 6 (2.59%) VB
6 6 (2.59%) VB.NET
6 6 (2.59%) C
7 5 (2.16%) RPG
8 4 (1.72%) T-SQL
9 3 (1.29%) sed
9 3 (1.29%) PowerHouse
9 3 (1.29%) AWK
10 2 (0.86%) JavaScript
10 2 (0.86%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.43%) Groovy
11 1 (0.43%) Clojure
11 1 (0.43%) Scala
11 1 (0.43%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 32 (13.79%) Degree
2 15 (6.47%) PMI Certification
3 10 (4.31%) ISTQB
4 7 (3.02%) PMP
4 7 (3.02%) MBA
5 6 (2.59%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (2.59%) ISEB
5 6 (2.59%) Security Cleared
5 6 (2.59%) Six Sigma Black Belt
6 5 (2.16%) CSQA
7 4 (1.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 4 (1.72%) SC Cleared
8 3 (1.29%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 3 (1.29%) MCSE
9 2 (0.86%) CISM
9 2 (0.86%) Postgraduate
9 2 (0.86%) MCP
9 2 (0.86%) CISSP
9 2 (0.86%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.86%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (9.48%) SLA
2 11 (4.74%) QA
3 4 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.29%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.86%) BS7799
5 2 (0.86%) SNOMED CT
6 1 (0.43%) DO-178B
System Software
1 10 (4.31%) Active Directory
2 8 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.16%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.29%) vCloud
4 3 (1.29%) vSphere
5 1 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.43%) VMFS
5 1 (0.43%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 8 (3.45%) Tivoli
1 8 (3.45%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 5 (2.16%) SCOM
2 5 (2.16%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.86%) SCCM
3 2 (0.86%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 41 (17.67%) Microsoft
2 23 (9.91%) IBM
3 20 (8.62%) Oracle
4 14 (6.03%) SAP
5 10 (4.31%) VMware
6 7 (3.02%) Epicor
6 7 (3.02%) Pegasus
6 7 (3.02%) Sage
7 6 (2.59%) Teradata
7 6 (2.59%) JBoss
7 6 (2.59%) HP
7 6 (2.59%) Cisco
7 6 (2.59%) Apple
8 5 (2.16%) NetApp
9 4 (1.72%) NEC
9 4 (1.72%) Hitachi
9 4 (1.72%) Juniper
9 4 (1.72%) Tableau
10 3 (1.29%) Infor
10 3 (1.29%) Business Objects
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