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 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Continual Improvement
Rank 146 143 115
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -28
Permanent jobs citing Continuous Improvement 114 104 160
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.56% 1.55% 2.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.85% 1.95% 2.79%
Number of salaries quoted 80 79 126
Average salary £45,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £27,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £72,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +5.88%
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
6178 5330 5730
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 84.35% 79.56% 79.19%
Number of salaries quoted 5091 4475 4898
Average salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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
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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
Manchester -14 56 £43,000 +11.68% 12
Cheshire -6 39 £45,000 +28.57% 7
Merseyside +19 15 £50,000 +11.11% 3
Lancashire -2 2 £41,000 +192.85% 1
Cumbria - 1 £45,000 - 1
Continuous Improvement
England

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 64 (27.47%) Finance
2 48 (20.60%) Project Management
3 46 (19.74%) Degree
4 38 (16.31%) ITIL
4 38 (16.31%) MS Excel
5 35 (15.02%) SQL
6 34 (14.59%) PRINCE2
6 34 (14.59%) Agile Software Development
7 32 (13.73%) Microsoft
8 31 (13.30%) Analytical Skills
9 29 (12.45%) Change Management
10 27 (11.59%) Six Sigma
11 26 (11.16%) C#
12 25 (10.73%) Management Information System
13 24 (10.30%) Java
13 24 (10.30%) .NET
14 23 (9.87%) SQL Server
14 23 (9.87%) UNIX
14 23 (9.87%) IBM
15 22 (9.44%) Service Delivery
16 21 (9.01%) Oracle
17 20 (8.58%) Service Management
18 19 (8.15%) DB2
18 19 (8.15%) SLA
18 19 (8.15%) Test Strategy
19 18 (7.73%) Coaching
19 18 (7.73%) Business Intelligence
19 18 (7.73%) MS Office
19 18 (7.73%) Linux
19 18 (7.73%) Quality Management

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

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 13 (5.58%) SharePoint
2 8 (3.43%) WebSphere Application Server
2 8 (3.43%) WebSphere
3 4 (1.72%) SAS
3 4 (1.72%) WebLogic
4 3 (1.29%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.86%) Lync
6 1 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.43%) Confluence
6 1 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.43%) LiveCycle
6 1 (0.43%) Office Communications Server
6 1 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.43%) FileNet
Applications
1 38 (16.31%) MS Excel
2 18 (7.73%) MS Office
3 8 (3.43%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (2.58%) MS Project
5 5 (2.15%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.43%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.43%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.43%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.43%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 4 (1.72%) Oracle Applications
1 4 (1.72%) Dynamics NAV
1 4 (1.72%) SAP Business One
1 4 (1.72%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.86%) SaaS
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%) IBM Blueworks
2 1 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 11 (4.72%) Internet
2 6 (2.58%) Firewall
3 5 (2.15%) TCP/IP
3 5 (2.15%) PSTN
4 3 (1.29%) PBX
4 3 (1.29%) WAN
5 2 (0.86%) IPsec
5 2 (0.86%) SAN
5 2 (0.86%) MPLS
5 2 (0.86%) DSL
5 2 (0.86%) DNS
5 2 (0.86%) SSL
5 2 (0.86%) Ethernet
5 2 (0.86%) ADSL
6 1 (0.43%) Unified Communications
6 1 (0.43%) Junos
6 1 (0.43%) NAS
6 1 (0.43%) LAN
6 1 (0.43%) VPN
6 1 (0.43%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (9.87%) SQL Server
2 19 (8.15%) DB2
3 17 (7.30%) MySQL
4 10 (4.29%) Relational Database
5 9 (3.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 9 (3.86%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (3.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (2.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
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
9 3 (1.29%) MS Access
10 2 (0.86%) SQL Server 2000
10 2 (0.86%) SAP BW
11 1 (0.43%) MongoDB
11 1 (0.43%) Apache Cassandra
11 1 (0.43%) NoSQL
11 1 (0.43%) QlikView
11 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 11 (4.72%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (1.72%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.86%) Subversion
4 1 (0.43%) SoapUI
4 1 (0.43%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.43%) FitNesse
4 1 (0.43%) JIRA
4 1 (0.43%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.43%) IntelliJ
General
1 64 (27.47%) Finance
2 15 (6.44%) Banking
3 14 (6.01%) Telecoms
4 13 (5.58%) Retail
5 12 (5.15%) Manufacturing
6 7 (3.00%) Marketing
6 7 (3.00%) Legal
6 7 (3.00%) Billing
7 6 (2.58%) Local Government
7 6 (2.58%) Retail Banking
8 5 (2.15%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.86%) Advertising
10 1 (0.43%) Military
10 1 (0.43%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.43%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 40 (17.17%) Analyst
2 37 (15.88%) Developer
3 14 (6.01%) Service Manager
3 14 (6.01%) Business Analyst
4 13 (5.58%) Test Manager
4 13 (5.58%) Applications Developer
5 11 (4.72%) Architect
6 9 (3.86%) Team Leader
6 9 (3.86%) Project Manager
7 7 (3.00%) Head of IT
7 7 (3.00%) Coordinator
7 7 (3.00%) Support Analyst
7 7 (3.00%) Java Developer
7 7 (3.00%) Project Coordinator
7 7 (3.00%) Support Manager
8 6 (2.58%) Customer Support Manager
8 6 (2.58%) Service Support Manager
8 6 (2.58%) Customer Services Manager
9 5 (2.15%) IT Support
9 5 (2.15%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (10.30%) .NET
2 14 (6.01%) XML
3 11 (4.72%) XSLT
3 11 (4.72%) J2EE
4 10 (4.29%) XSD
5 8 (3.43%) Web Services
5 8 (3.43%) ASP.NET
6 6 (2.58%) Spring
6 6 (2.58%) WCF
7 5 (2.15%) ASP.NET MVC
7 5 (2.15%) JPA
7 5 (2.15%) SOAP
7 5 (2.15%) HTML
7 5 (2.15%) Hibernate
8 4 (1.72%) WPF
9 3 (1.29%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 3 (1.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 3 (1.29%) Classic ASP
9 3 (1.29%) WSDL
10 2 (0.86%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 31 (13.30%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (10.73%) Management Information System
3 10 (4.29%) AS400
4 7 (3.00%) PMI
5 6 (2.58%) Mainframe
5 6 (2.58%) IBM Mainframe
6 5 (2.15%) iSeries
6 5 (2.15%) Smart Meter
7 4 (1.72%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.29%) Data Structures
8 3 (1.29%) Algorithms
8 3 (1.29%) PKI
8 3 (1.29%) Cryptography
9 2 (0.86%) CESG
9 2 (0.86%) Statistics
9 2 (0.86%) Mathematics
9 2 (0.86%) RMADS
9 2 (0.86%) User Experience
10 1 (0.43%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.43%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 23 (9.87%) UNIX
2 18 (7.73%) Linux
3 15 (6.44%) AIX
4 11 (4.72%) Windows
5 2 (0.86%) Android
6 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.43%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.43%) HPUX
6 1 (0.43%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (20.60%) Project Management
2 38 (16.31%) ITIL
3 34 (14.59%) PRINCE2
3 34 (14.59%) Agile Software Development
4 29 (12.45%) Change Management
5 27 (11.59%) Six Sigma
6 22 (9.44%) Service Delivery
7 20 (8.58%) Service Management
8 19 (8.15%) Test Strategy
9 18 (7.73%) Coaching
9 18 (7.73%) Business Intelligence
9 18 (7.73%) Quality Management
10 16 (6.87%) Line Management
10 16 (6.87%) Process Management
11 15 (6.44%) Scrum
11 15 (6.44%) Software Testing
12 13 (5.58%) ERP
13 12 (5.15%) Risk Management
13 12 (5.15%) Test Scripting
14 11 (4.72%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 35 (15.02%) SQL
2 26 (11.16%) C#
3 24 (10.30%) Java
4 14 (6.01%) Shell Script
5 11 (4.72%) Korn
6 8 (3.43%) C
7 7 (3.00%) T-SQL
8 5 (2.15%) RPG
9 4 (1.72%) PowerShell
10 3 (1.29%) sed
10 3 (1.29%) JavaScript
10 3 (1.29%) PowerHouse
10 3 (1.29%) AWK
11 2 (0.86%) VB6
11 2 (0.86%) VB
11 2 (0.86%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.43%) Clojure
12 1 (0.43%) Scala
12 1 (0.43%) Groovy
12 1 (0.43%) C++
Qualifications
1 46 (19.74%) Degree
2 14 (6.01%) ISTQB
3 11 (4.72%) PMI Certification
4 8 (3.43%) Security Cleared
4 8 (3.43%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 7 (3.00%) MBA
6 6 (2.58%) Six Sigma Black Belt
7 5 (2.15%) CSQA
7 5 (2.15%) SC Cleared
7 5 (2.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 4 (1.72%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (1.72%) ISEB
8 4 (1.72%) PMP
9 2 (0.86%) CISM
9 2 (0.86%) CISSP
9 2 (0.86%) Postgraduate
9 2 (0.86%) HND
9 2 (0.86%) CITP
9 2 (0.86%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.43%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (8.15%) SLA
2 17 (7.30%) QA
3 3 (1.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.29%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.43%) DO-178B
4 1 (0.43%) COSO
4 1 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (1.29%) vCloud
1 3 (1.29%) vSphere
1 3 (1.29%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (1.29%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.86%) Firmware
3 1 (0.43%) VMFS
3 1 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.43%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 8 (3.43%) Tivoli
1 8 (3.43%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 2 (0.86%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 32 (13.73%) Microsoft
2 23 (9.87%) IBM
3 21 (9.01%) Oracle
4 7 (3.00%) SAP
5 6 (2.58%) Teradata
6 5 (2.15%) JBoss
6 5 (2.15%) VMware
7 4 (1.72%) NEC
7 4 (1.72%) Hitachi
7 4 (1.72%) Epicor
7 4 (1.72%) Pegasus
7 4 (1.72%) Sage
7 4 (1.72%) Cisco
7 4 (1.72%) Tableau
8 3 (1.29%) Infor
8 3 (1.29%) Fujitsu
8 3 (1.29%) Business Objects
9 2 (0.86%) Kalido
9 2 (0.86%) Remedy
9 2 (0.86%) Autodesk
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