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 6 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Continual Improvement
Rank 120 122 144
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +22
Permanent jobs citing Continuous Improvement 129 125 112
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.94% 1.92% 1.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.33% 2.31% 1.92%
Number of salaries quoted 97 94 87
Average salary £40,000 £43,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.04% +8.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £62,000 £63,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
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
5542 5402 5832
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 83.25% 82.99% 80.11%
Number of salaries quoted 4578 4452 4821
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 6 March 2015.

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 6 March 2015. 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
Manchester -6 64 £40,000 -15.78% 22
Cheshire +8 36 £40,000 - 8
Merseyside +12 22 £45,000 +25.00% 3
Lancashire +5 7 £37,500 -3.84% 1
Continuous Improvement
England

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, 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 71 (28.98%) Finance
2 64 (26.12%) Agile Software Development
3 50 (20.41%) SQL
4 47 (19.18%) Degree
5 42 (17.14%) .NET
6 40 (16.33%) Project Management
7 39 (15.92%) ITIL
8 38 (15.51%) Analytical Skills
9 34 (13.88%) JavaScript
9 34 (13.88%) Scrum
10 33 (13.47%) PRINCE2
11 32 (13.06%) Telecoms
12 31 (12.65%) Service Delivery
12 31 (12.65%) ASP.NET
13 29 (11.84%) HTML
14 28 (11.43%) C#
14 28 (11.43%) Change Management
15 27 (11.02%) Stakeholder Management
16 26 (10.61%) Microsoft
16 26 (10.61%) Line Management
16 26 (10.61%) Coaching
17 25 (10.20%) SharePoint
18 22 (8.98%) Retail
19 21 (8.57%) SQL Server
20 20 (8.16%) MVC
21 19 (7.76%) Service Management
21 19 (7.76%) Manufacturing
22 18 (7.35%) Risk Management
22 18 (7.35%) Banking
22 18 (7.35%) Java

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

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, 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 25 (10.20%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.63%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (1.22%) IIS
3 3 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (1.22%) MS Exchange
3 3 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (0.82%) WebSphere
4 2 (0.82%) SAP Portal
5 1 (0.41%) Lync
5 1 (0.41%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.41%) MS Project Server
5 1 (0.41%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.41%) SAS
5 1 (0.41%) CMS
Applications
1 10 (4.08%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.63%) MS Office
3 3 (1.22%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (1.22%) Photoshop
3 3 (1.22%) MS Project
3 3 (1.22%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.82%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.41%) Fireworks
5 1 (0.41%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.41%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 4 (1.63%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.82%) SAP BPC
2 2 (0.82%) SAP SD
2 2 (0.82%) SAP MM
3 1 (0.41%) SAP PP
3 1 (0.41%) SAP WM
3 1 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.41%) SAP LE
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.22%) GitHub
2 1 (0.41%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (4.49%) Internet
2 7 (2.86%) SAN
3 4 (1.63%) Wireless
3 4 (1.63%) Broadband
3 4 (1.63%) VoIP
3 4 (1.63%) Ethernet
3 4 (1.63%) DNS
3 4 (1.63%) IPv6
4 3 (1.22%) WAN
4 3 (1.22%) LAN
4 3 (1.22%) Intranet
4 3 (1.22%) Radio Access Network
5 2 (0.82%) VSAT
6 1 (0.41%) SMS
6 1 (0.41%) FTP
6 1 (0.41%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (8.57%) SQL Server
2 14 (5.71%) Relational Database
3 7 (2.86%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (2.45%) MS Access
4 6 (2.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (1.63%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (1.63%) MongoDB
6 3 (1.22%) NoSQL
6 3 (1.22%) DataStage
6 3 (1.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (1.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (0.82%) Oracle BI EE
7 2 (0.82%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (0.82%) SAP BW
8 1 (0.41%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.41%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.41%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.41%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.41%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 17 (6.94%) Visual Studio
1 17 (6.94%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (2.45%) Cucumber
2 6 (2.45%) JIRA
3 4 (1.63%) Selenium
3 4 (1.63%) Talend Open Studio
3 4 (1.63%) Git (software)
4 3 (1.22%) FitNesse
4 3 (1.22%) SoapUI
4 3 (1.22%) PhpStorm
4 3 (1.22%) Maven
5 2 (0.82%) Bitbucket
5 2 (0.82%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.41%) NUnit
6 1 (0.41%) Subversion
6 1 (0.41%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.41%) Grunt
6 1 (0.41%) Bower
6 1 (0.41%) Xdebug
6 1 (0.41%) Behat
General
1 71 (28.98%) Finance
2 32 (13.06%) Telecoms
3 22 (8.98%) Retail
4 19 (7.76%) Manufacturing
5 18 (7.35%) Banking
6 9 (3.67%) Marketing
7 6 (2.45%) Financial Institution
8 5 (2.04%) Legal
9 4 (1.63%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (1.22%) Back Office
10 3 (1.22%) Games
11 2 (0.82%) Billing
11 2 (0.82%) Advertising
12 1 (0.41%) Electronics
12 1 (0.41%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.41%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 52 (21.22%) Developer
2 30 (12.24%) Analyst
3 17 (6.94%) .NET Developer
4 13 (5.31%) Service Manager
4 13 (5.31%) Business Analyst
4 13 (5.31%) Tester
5 12 (4.90%) Junior
6 11 (4.49%) Delivery Manager
7 9 (3.67%) ScrumMaster
7 9 (3.67%) Project Manager
7 9 (3.67%) Senior Developer
8 8 (3.27%) Programme Manager
8 8 (3.27%) Test Manager
8 8 (3.27%) Services Delivery Manager
8 8 (3.27%) ASP.NET Developer
9 7 (2.86%) Junior Developer
9 7 (2.86%) Software Engineer
9 7 (2.86%) Business Manager
9 7 (2.86%) Head of IT
10 6 (2.45%) Portfolio Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (17.14%) .NET
2 31 (12.65%) ASP.NET
3 29 (11.84%) HTML
4 15 (6.12%) CSS
5 14 (5.71%) Web Services
6 13 (5.31%) SOAP
6 13 (5.31%) ASP.NET MVC
7 10 (4.08%) XML
8 9 (3.67%) WSDL
8 9 (3.67%) REST
9 7 (2.86%) jQuery
10 6 (2.45%) HTML5
10 6 (2.45%) Classic ASP
11 5 (2.04%) .NET Framework
11 5 (2.04%) JSON
12 4 (1.63%) Velocity
12 4 (1.63%) WCF
12 4 (1.63%) WPF
12 4 (1.63%) RabbitMQ
12 4 (1.63%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 38 (15.51%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (5.31%) User Experience
2 13 (5.31%) Management Information System
3 9 (3.67%) Computer Science
4 8 (3.27%) Social Media
5 7 (2.86%) Mobile App
6 6 (2.45%) Copywriting
7 4 (1.63%) Cryptography
7 4 (1.63%) PKI
7 4 (1.63%) Algorithms
8 3 (1.22%) NHS
8 3 (1.22%) Open Source
9 2 (0.82%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (0.82%) AS400
9 2 (0.82%) Statistics
9 2 (0.82%) Mathematics
9 2 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.41%) E-Learning
10 1 (0.41%) GIS
10 1 (0.41%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 15 (6.12%) Windows
2 9 (3.67%) Linux
2 9 (3.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (3.27%) UNIX
4 3 (1.22%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (1.22%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.41%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.41%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (26.12%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (16.33%) Project Management
3 39 (15.92%) ITIL
4 34 (13.88%) Scrum
5 33 (13.47%) PRINCE2
6 31 (12.65%) Service Delivery
7 28 (11.43%) Change Management
8 27 (11.02%) Stakeholder Management
9 26 (10.61%) Coaching
9 26 (10.61%) Line Management
10 20 (8.16%) MVC
11 19 (7.76%) Service Management
12 18 (7.35%) Risk Management
13 17 (6.94%) TDD
13 17 (6.94%) Mentoring
13 17 (6.94%) Waterfall
14 16 (6.53%) Logistics
14 16 (6.53%) Six Sigma
15 15 (6.12%) BDD
15 15 (6.12%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 50 (20.41%) SQL
2 34 (13.88%) JavaScript
3 28 (11.43%) C#
4 18 (7.35%) Java
5 13 (5.31%) PowerShell
6 11 (4.49%) T-SQL
7 7 (2.86%) PHP
8 6 (2.45%) C
8 6 (2.45%) VB.NET
9 3 (1.22%) ABAP
9 3 (1.22%) PHP5
9 3 (1.22%) C++
10 1 (0.41%) VB
10 1 (0.41%) VBA
Qualifications
1 47 (19.18%) Degree
2 11 (4.49%) VCP4
3 9 (3.67%) CISA
3 9 (3.67%) ISEB
3 9 (3.67%) CISSP
3 9 (3.67%) PMI Certification
4 8 (3.27%) PMP
4 8 (3.27%) Security Cleared
5 5 (2.04%) Six Sigma Green Belt
5 5 (2.04%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
5 5 (2.04%) Six Sigma Black Belt
6 4 (1.63%) ISTQB
6 4 (1.63%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 3 (1.22%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 3 (1.22%) NVQ Level 3
7 3 (1.22%) NVQ Level 4
7 3 (1.22%) SC Cleared
7 3 (1.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (1.22%) MCP
7 3 (1.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (6.12%) QA
2 13 (5.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (4.90%) ISO 14001
4 9 (3.67%) ISO 9001
5 6 (2.45%) SLA
6 3 (1.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.41%) GxP
7 1 (0.41%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 1 (0.41%) GMP
7 1 (0.41%) COSO
System Software
1 7 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.22%) VMware Server
3 1 (0.41%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.41%) SCCM
1 1 (0.41%) SCOM
1 1 (0.41%) Capistrano
1 1 (0.41%) Puppet
1 1 (0.41%) Vagrant
1 1 (0.41%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.41%) Ansible
Vendors
1 26 (10.61%) Microsoft
2 8 (3.27%) Oracle
2 8 (3.27%) Twitter
3 7 (2.86%) SAP
3 7 (2.86%) VMware
4 6 (2.45%) Google
4 6 (2.45%) Remedy
4 6 (2.45%) Facebook
5 4 (1.63%) Talend
5 4 (1.63%) Informatica
5 4 (1.63%) Business Objects
6 3 (1.22%) Progress
6 3 (1.22%) NetApp
6 3 (1.22%) Ab Initio
7 2 (0.82%) Cisco
7 2 (0.82%) IBM
7 2 (0.82%) HP
7 2 (0.82%) Cognos
7 2 (0.82%) TIBCO
7 2 (0.82%) Fujitsu
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Posted: 3 hours ago
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Salary: Competitive Salary & Great Benefits
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Salary: Competitive
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TEKsystems
Salary: £25000 - £38000 per annum + OTE £45-50k + Car allowance + Pension
Posted: Yesterday
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Shortlist Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent competitive package
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £37000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
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Assurant Solutions
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
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Assurant Solutions
Salary: Competitive
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Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + excellent benefits + training
Posted: 2 days ago
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NSK International Consultants Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
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Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Excellent Package
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Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + excellent benefits
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Salary: From £46,000 to £57,000 per annum
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Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £31500 - £33000 per annum + excellent benefits
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QA Limited
Salary: £150.00 per week
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Manchester, Lancashire
QA Limited
Salary: £150.00 per week
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