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 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Continual Improvement
Rank 142 136 116
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -20
Permanent jobs citing Continuous Improvement 119 110 161
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.61% 1.62% 2.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.92% 2.05% 2.80%
Number of salaries quoted 82 85 130
Average salary £44,000 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.71% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,150 £25,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £72,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,000 £42,500 £43,500
% change year-on-year
+1.17% -2.29%
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
6193 5371 5759
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 83.78% 79.32% 78.99%
Number of salaries quoted 5022 4552 4952
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 £58,000 £57,500 £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 18 September 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 18 September 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 -11 58 £43,000 +11.68% 13
Cheshire -3 41 £42,279 +20.79% 7
Merseyside +15 16 £50,000 +11.11% 4
Lancashire -5 2 £41,000 +38.98% 1
Cumbria +5 1 £45,000 - 1
Continuous Improvement
England

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 61 (26.18%) Finance
2 46 (19.74%) Project Management
3 45 (19.31%) Degree
4 38 (16.31%) ITIL
5 37 (15.88%) MS Excel
6 36 (15.45%) Microsoft
7 34 (14.59%) Agile Software Development
7 34 (14.59%) SQL
8 33 (14.16%) PRINCE2
9 32 (13.73%) Analytical Skills
10 28 (12.02%) Six Sigma
11 26 (11.16%) C#
12 25 (10.73%) SQL Server
12 25 (10.73%) Management Information System
13 24 (10.30%) Java
14 23 (9.87%) UNIX
14 23 (9.87%) IBM
15 22 (9.44%) .NET
15 22 (9.44%) Change Management
16 21 (9.01%) Oracle
16 21 (9.01%) SLA
17 20 (8.58%) MySQL
17 20 (8.58%) Linux
17 20 (8.58%) Quality Management
18 19 (8.15%) Service Delivery
18 19 (8.15%) DB2
18 19 (8.15%) Test Strategy
19 18 (7.73%) MS Office
19 18 (7.73%) Business Intelligence
20 16 (6.87%) Windows

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

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 11 (4.72%) SharePoint
2 8 (3.43%) WebSphere
2 8 (3.43%) WebSphere Application Server
3 5 (2.15%) MS Exchange
4 4 (1.72%) SAS
4 4 (1.72%) WebLogic
5 3 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (0.86%) Lync
7 1 (0.43%) FileNet
7 1 (0.43%) LiveCycle
7 1 (0.43%) Confluence
7 1 (0.43%) MS Project Server
7 1 (0.43%) Office Communications Server
7 1 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 37 (15.88%) MS Excel
2 18 (7.73%) MS Office
3 8 (3.43%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (3.00%) MS Project
5 5 (2.15%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.43%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.43%) InDesign
6 1 (0.43%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.72%) Dynamics NAV
1 4 (1.72%) SAP Business One
1 4 (1.72%) Sage 200
1 4 (1.72%) Oracle Applications
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%) IBM Blueworks
2 1 (0.43%) SaaS
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
3 5 (2.15%) WAN
4 3 (1.29%) LAN
4 3 (1.29%) PBX
4 3 (1.29%) Junos
5 2 (0.86%) SAN
5 2 (0.86%) MPLS
5 2 (0.86%) DSL
5 2 (0.86%) SSL
5 2 (0.86%) ADSL
5 2 (0.86%) DNS
5 2 (0.86%) Ethernet
5 2 (0.86%) IPsec
6 1 (0.43%) Wireless
6 1 (0.43%) HTTP
6 1 (0.43%) DHCP
6 1 (0.43%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (10.73%) SQL Server
2 20 (8.58%) MySQL
3 19 (8.15%) DB2
4 11 (4.72%) Relational Database
5 9 (3.86%) Data Warehouse
5 9 (3.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 7 (3.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (2.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (1.72%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (1.72%) SQL Server 2000
8 4 (1.72%) OLTP
9 3 (1.29%) Data Mining
9 3 (1.29%) SAP Data Services
10 2 (0.86%) SAP BW
11 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 1 (0.43%) MS Access
11 1 (0.43%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.43%) MongoDB
11 1 (0.43%) Apache Cassandra
11 1 (0.43%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (3.86%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (0.86%) Visual Studio
2 2 (0.86%) Subversion
3 1 (0.43%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.43%) IntelliJ
3 1 (0.43%) SoapUI
3 1 (0.43%) Cucumber
3 1 (0.43%) JIRA
3 1 (0.43%) FitNesse
General
1 61 (26.18%) Finance
2 13 (5.58%) Retail
3 12 (5.15%) Manufacturing
3 12 (5.15%) Telecoms
4 11 (4.72%) Banking
5 10 (4.29%) Billing
6 8 (3.43%) Marketing
7 7 (3.00%) Legal
8 6 (2.58%) Retail Banking
8 6 (2.58%) Local Government
9 2 (0.86%) Advertising
10 1 (0.43%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.43%) Automotive
10 1 (0.43%) Law
10 1 (0.43%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.43%) Military
Job Titles
1 42 (18.03%) Analyst
2 35 (15.02%) Developer
3 14 (6.01%) Business Analyst
3 14 (6.01%) Service Manager
4 13 (5.58%) Test Manager
5 11 (4.72%) Architect
5 11 (4.72%) Applications Developer
6 9 (3.86%) Project Manager
6 9 (3.86%) Team Leader
7 7 (3.00%) Support Analyst
7 7 (3.00%) Service Analyst
7 7 (3.00%) Service Desk Analyst
7 7 (3.00%) Java Developer
7 7 (3.00%) Support Manager
8 6 (2.58%) Customer Services Manager
8 6 (2.58%) Customer Support Manager
8 6 (2.58%) Service Support Manager
8 6 (2.58%) Support Engineer
9 5 (2.15%) Coordinator
9 5 (2.15%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (9.44%) .NET
2 12 (5.15%) XML
3 11 (4.72%) XSLT
3 11 (4.72%) J2EE
4 10 (4.29%) XSD
5 8 (3.43%) Web Services
6 7 (3.00%) Spring
7 6 (2.58%) WCF
7 6 (2.58%) JPA
7 6 (2.58%) Hibernate
8 4 (1.72%) WPF
8 4 (1.72%) ASP.NET
8 4 (1.72%) COM
9 3 (1.29%) SOAP
9 3 (1.29%) HTML
9 3 (1.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 3 (1.29%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 3 (1.29%) ASP.NET MVC
10 2 (0.86%) jQuery
10 2 (0.86%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 32 (13.73%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (10.73%) Management Information System
3 10 (4.29%) AS400
4 8 (3.43%) PMI
5 6 (2.58%) IBM Mainframe
5 6 (2.58%) Mainframe
6 5 (2.15%) Smart Meter
6 5 (2.15%) iSeries
7 4 (1.72%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.29%) EqualLogic
9 2 (0.86%) RMADS
9 2 (0.86%) Statistics
9 2 (0.86%) User Experience
9 2 (0.86%) Firmware
9 2 (0.86%) CESG
10 1 (0.43%) BBC
10 1 (0.43%) Replication
10 1 (0.43%) CLARiiON
10 1 (0.43%) EMC Centera
10 1 (0.43%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 23 (9.87%) UNIX
2 20 (8.58%) Linux
3 16 (6.87%) Windows
4 15 (6.44%) AIX
5 6 (2.58%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (1.72%) Android
7 3 (1.29%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.86%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.43%) HPUX
9 1 (0.43%) Solaris
9 1 (0.43%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (19.74%) Project Management
2 38 (16.31%) ITIL
3 34 (14.59%) Agile Software Development
4 33 (14.16%) PRINCE2
5 28 (12.02%) Six Sigma
6 22 (9.44%) Change Management
7 20 (8.58%) Quality Management
8 19 (8.15%) Service Delivery
8 19 (8.15%) Test Strategy
9 18 (7.73%) Business Intelligence
10 16 (6.87%) Process Management
10 16 (6.87%) Coaching
11 15 (6.44%) Software Testing
12 14 (6.01%) Service Management
12 14 (6.01%) Scrum
13 13 (5.58%) Line Management
13 13 (5.58%) ERP
14 12 (5.15%) Test Scripting
15 11 (4.72%) Test Management
15 11 (4.72%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (14.59%) SQL
2 26 (11.16%) C#
3 24 (10.30%) Java
4 14 (6.01%) Shell Script
5 11 (4.72%) Korn
6 6 (2.58%) C
7 5 (2.15%) T-SQL
7 5 (2.15%) RPG
8 4 (1.72%) VB
8 4 (1.72%) VB.NET
8 4 (1.72%) VB6
9 3 (1.29%) AWK
9 3 (1.29%) PowerHouse
9 3 (1.29%) sed
10 2 (0.86%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.43%) C++
11 1 (0.43%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.43%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.43%) Embedded C
11 1 (0.43%) Scala
Qualifications
1 45 (19.31%) Degree
2 14 (6.01%) ISTQB
3 12 (5.15%) 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%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 5 (2.15%) SC Cleared
7 5 (2.15%) CSQA
8 4 (1.72%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (1.72%) PMP
8 4 (1.72%) ISEB
9 2 (0.86%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 2 (0.86%) CITP
9 2 (0.86%) CISSP
9 2 (0.86%) Postgraduate
9 2 (0.86%) HND
9 2 (0.86%) CISM
10 1 (0.43%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (9.01%) SLA
2 15 (6.44%) QA
3 5 (2.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (1.72%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.86%) BS7799
6 1 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.43%) DO-178B
6 1 (0.43%) COSO
System Software
1 8 (3.43%) VMware Infrastructure
1 8 (3.43%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.15%) Hyper-V
3 3 (1.29%) vCloud
3 3 (1.29%) vSphere
4 1 (0.43%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.43%) VMFS
Systems Management
1 8 (3.43%) Tivoli
1 8 (3.43%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 5 (2.15%) SCOM
3 3 (1.29%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.86%) SCCM
4 2 (0.86%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 36 (15.45%) Microsoft
2 23 (9.87%) IBM
3 21 (9.01%) Oracle
4 10 (4.29%) VMware
5 9 (3.86%) SAP
6 6 (2.58%) Teradata
7 5 (2.15%) JBoss
7 5 (2.15%) NetApp
8 4 (1.72%) Tableau
8 4 (1.72%) Hitachi
8 4 (1.72%) Epicor
8 4 (1.72%) Pegasus
8 4 (1.72%) Apple
8 4 (1.72%) Sage
8 4 (1.72%) HP
8 4 (1.72%) Cisco
8 4 (1.72%) NEC
9 3 (1.29%) Business Objects
9 3 (1.29%) Juniper
9 3 (1.29%) Fujitsu
North West
Cognizant
Posted: 4 hours ago
Liverpool
Claremont Consulting Limited
Salary: £16000 per annum + + Bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Barrow-In-Furness, Cumbria
BAE Systems
Posted: Yesterday
Knutsford, Cheshire
Proprius Recruitment
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum Plus Excellent Banking Benefits & Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Carnforth
Interquest - IQ ESM
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester
Hudson - London
Posted: Yesterday
Alderley Edge, Cheshire
Pets at Home
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Salary: £40 - £45 per annum + Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
360 Resourcing Solutions
Salary: £30k - 38k per year
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
360 Resourcing
Salary: £30k - 38k per year
Posted: 6 days ago
Bury
Real Staffing
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Package
Posted: 7 days ago
Crewe
QA Apprenticeships
Salary: £7,995 per year
Posted: 8 days ago
Knutsford
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £28000 - £31000 per annum + + Bens
Posted: 8 days ago
Manchester, Cheshire, Lancashire, Merseyside
Actis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: To £30,000 + excellent bonus + benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Port Sunlight, Chester, Liverpool, North West,...
Unilever
Salary: up to £38,100
Posted: 13 days ago
North West England
Huxley Associates
Salary: competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
North West England
Huxley Associates
Salary: competitive
Posted: 14 days ago