The first table below looks at the demand 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 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the North West region.

Location
3 months to
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Continual Improvement
Rank 131 139 94
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -45
Permanent jobs citing Continuous Improvement 124 107 203
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.73% 1.49% 2.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.12% 1.91% 3.52%
Number of salaries quoted 87 80 164
Average salary £42,279 £37,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.74% -25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £27,350 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,750 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -11.11%
Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
5839 5597 5763
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 81.45% 77.95% 76.86%
Number of salaries quoted 4651 4755 5057
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £56,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
Continuous Improvement
England

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 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 1 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
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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 0 54 £38,000 -1.29% 9
Cheshire +17 49 £42,279 +20.79% 5
Merseyside +3 12 £47,750 +73.63% 1
Lancashire -5 5 £38,500 +18.46% 1
Cumbria +8 1 £45,000 - 1
Continuous Improvement
England

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 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 49 (20.59%) Finance
2 48 (20.17%) Project Management
3 44 (18.49%) ITIL
4 43 (18.07%) Microsoft
5 40 (16.81%) SQL
6 34 (14.29%) PRINCE2
7 31 (13.03%) Six Sigma
8 27 (11.34%) MS Excel
8 27 (11.34%) SQL Server
9 26 (10.92%) Service Delivery
9 26 (10.92%) Degree
10 25 (10.50%) C#
10 25 (10.50%) MySQL
11 24 (10.08%) SLA
12 23 (9.66%) .NET
12 23 (9.66%) Windows
12 23 (9.66%) Change Management
13 19 (7.98%) Management Information System
13 19 (7.98%) Linux
13 19 (7.98%) Java
14 18 (7.56%) UNIX
14 18 (7.56%) IBM
15 17 (7.14%) Oracle
15 17 (7.14%) Quality Management
15 17 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
16 15 (6.30%) MS Office
16 15 (6.30%) DB2
16 15 (6.30%) Retail
17 14 (5.88%) SAP
17 14 (5.88%) Business Intelligence

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

For the 6 months to 1 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 (3.78%) SharePoint
2 8 (3.36%) WebSphere Application Server
2 8 (3.36%) WebSphere
3 6 (2.52%) MS Exchange
4 4 (1.68%) WebLogic
5 3 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.84%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.84%) SAS
6 2 (0.84%) Lync
7 1 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.42%) MS Project Server
7 1 (0.42%) LiveCycle
7 1 (0.42%) Office Communications Server
7 1 (0.42%) Confluence
7 1 (0.42%) FileNet
Applications
1 27 (11.34%) MS Excel
2 15 (6.30%) MS Office
3 5 (2.10%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.26%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.84%) MS Project
6 1 (0.42%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.42%) InDesign
6 1 (0.42%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 7 (2.94%) SAP Business One
1 7 (2.94%) Dynamics NAV
1 7 (2.94%) Sage 200
2 3 (1.26%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.42%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.42%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.42%) Agresso
3 1 (0.42%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.84%) SaaS
1 2 (0.84%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (0.84%) Amazon S3
1 2 (0.84%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (0.84%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.42%) IBM Blueworks
2 1 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 13 (5.46%) Internet
2 7 (2.94%) WAN
3 6 (2.52%) VPN
3 6 (2.52%) Firewall
4 5 (2.10%) LAN
4 5 (2.10%) PBX
4 5 (2.10%) PSTN
5 4 (1.68%) SAN
5 4 (1.68%) MPLS
5 4 (1.68%) Junos
6 3 (1.26%) VoIP
6 3 (1.26%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.84%) SSL
7 2 (0.84%) DNS
7 2 (0.84%) Ethernet
7 2 (0.84%) ADSL
7 2 (0.84%) Broadband
7 2 (0.84%) DSL
7 2 (0.84%) IPsec
8 1 (0.42%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (11.34%) SQL Server
2 25 (10.50%) MySQL
3 15 (6.30%) DB2
4 9 (3.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 8 (3.36%) Data Warehouse
5 8 (3.36%) SQL Server 2000
6 7 (2.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (2.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (1.68%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (1.68%) Relational Database
9 3 (1.26%) OLTP
10 2 (0.84%) Data Mining
10 2 (0.84%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (0.84%) SAP Data Services
11 1 (0.42%) MongoDB
11 1 (0.42%) Apache Cassandra
11 1 (0.42%) NoSQL
11 1 (0.42%) SAP BW
11 1 (0.42%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 4 (1.68%) Visual Studio
1 4 (1.68%) Subversion
2 3 (1.26%) Selenium
2 3 (1.26%) Eclipse
3 2 (0.84%) JUnit
3 2 (0.84%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.84%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.84%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.84%) NUnit
4 1 (0.42%) JIRA
4 1 (0.42%) IntelliJ
General
1 49 (20.59%) Finance
2 15 (6.30%) Retail
3 14 (5.88%) Telecoms
4 12 (5.04%) Banking
5 11 (4.62%) Billing
6 9 (3.78%) Marketing
7 7 (2.94%) Manufacturing
8 6 (2.52%) Legal
8 6 (2.52%) Local Government
8 6 (2.52%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.84%) Military
9 2 (0.84%) Electronics
10 1 (0.42%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.42%) Automotive
10 1 (0.42%) Law
10 1 (0.42%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 41 (17.23%) Analyst
2 39 (16.39%) Developer
3 20 (8.40%) Business Analyst
4 16 (6.72%) Service Manager
5 15 (6.30%) Project Manager
6 11 (4.62%) Java Developer
6 11 (4.62%) Architect
7 10 (4.20%) Team Leader
8 9 (3.78%) Support Manager
9 7 (2.94%) VB6 Developer
9 7 (2.94%) ERP Project Manager
9 7 (2.94%) ERP Manager
9 7 (2.94%) Operations Manager
9 7 (2.94%) Service Analyst
9 7 (2.94%) Support Engineer
9 7 (2.94%) .NET Developer
9 7 (2.94%) Service Desk Analyst
9 7 (2.94%) VB Developer
10 6 (2.52%) Senior Analyst
10 6 (2.52%) Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (9.66%) .NET
2 11 (4.62%) Spring
2 11 (4.62%) XML
3 10 (4.20%) Hibernate
4 9 (3.78%) Web Services
5 8 (3.36%) HTML
5 8 (3.36%) XSLT
5 8 (3.36%) JPA
6 7 (2.94%) J2EE
7 6 (2.52%) XSD
8 5 (2.10%) WCF
8 5 (2.10%) HTML5
8 5 (2.10%) ASP.NET
9 4 (1.68%) COM
9 4 (1.68%) ASP.NET MVC
9 4 (1.68%) jQuery
10 3 (1.26%) Microformats
10 3 (1.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 3 (1.26%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 3 (1.26%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 19 (7.98%) Management Information System
2 8 (3.36%) AS400
3 6 (2.52%) PMI
4 5 (2.10%) IBM Mainframe
4 5 (2.10%) iSeries
4 5 (2.10%) Smart Meter
4 5 (2.10%) Mainframe
5 4 (1.68%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.26%) Informatics
6 3 (1.26%) Taxonomies
6 3 (1.26%) Ontologies
6 3 (1.26%) Data Protection Act
6 3 (1.26%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.26%) EqualLogic
7 2 (0.84%) Firmware
7 2 (0.84%) IVR
7 2 (0.84%) Blackberry
7 2 (0.84%) RMADS
7 2 (0.84%) CESG
7 2 (0.84%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 23 (9.66%) Windows
2 19 (7.98%) Linux
3 18 (7.56%) UNIX
4 11 (4.62%) AIX
5 7 (2.94%) Android
6 6 (2.52%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (1.68%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.84%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.42%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.42%) HPUX
9 1 (0.42%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (20.17%) Project Management
2 44 (18.49%) ITIL
3 34 (14.29%) PRINCE2
4 31 (13.03%) Six Sigma
5 26 (10.92%) Service Delivery
6 23 (9.66%) Change Management
7 17 (7.14%) Quality Management
7 17 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
8 14 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
8 14 (5.88%) Process Management
9 12 (5.04%) Stakeholder Management
10 11 (4.62%) TDD
10 11 (4.62%) Performance Management
11 10 (4.20%) Scrum
12 9 (3.78%) Data Management
12 9 (3.78%) Time Management
12 9 (3.78%) Test Strategy
12 9 (3.78%) Risk Management
12 9 (3.78%) Business Continuity
13 8 (3.36%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 40 (16.81%) SQL
2 25 (10.50%) C#
3 19 (7.98%) Java
4 10 (4.20%) Shell Script
4 10 (4.20%) Korn
5 7 (2.94%) VB6
5 7 (2.94%) C
5 7 (2.94%) VB
5 7 (2.94%) VB.NET
6 5 (2.10%) RPG
7 4 (1.68%) JavaScript
7 4 (1.68%) PowerShell
8 3 (1.26%) T-SQL
9 2 (0.84%) Python
9 2 (0.84%) AWK
9 2 (0.84%) Bash Shell
9 2 (0.84%) sed
10 1 (0.42%) Clojure
10 1 (0.42%) Groovy
10 1 (0.42%) Scala
Qualifications
1 26 (10.92%) Degree
2 13 (5.46%) PMI Certification
3 8 (3.36%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (3.36%) Security Cleared
4 7 (2.94%) ISTQB
4 7 (2.94%) SC Cleared
4 7 (2.94%) PMP
5 6 (2.52%) ISEB
5 6 (2.52%) Six Sigma Black Belt
6 5 (2.10%) CSQA
6 5 (2.10%) MBA
7 4 (1.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 4 (1.68%) CCA
7 4 (1.68%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 3 (1.26%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (1.26%) MCSE
9 2 (0.84%) MCSA
9 2 (0.84%) MCP
9 2 (0.84%) CCNA
9 2 (0.84%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (10.08%) SLA
2 10 (4.20%) QA
3 6 (2.52%) ISO 9001
3 6 (2.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.26%) SNOMED CT
5 2 (0.84%) BS7799
5 2 (0.84%) ISO 14001
5 2 (0.84%) BS25999
6 1 (0.42%) DO-178B
System Software
1 11 (4.62%) Active Directory
2 10 (4.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.10%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.26%) vCloud
4 3 (1.26%) vSphere
5 1 (0.42%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.42%) VMFS
5 1 (0.42%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 8 (3.36%) Tivoli
1 8 (3.36%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 5 (2.10%) SCOM
2 5 (2.10%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.84%) SCCM
3 2 (0.84%) Red Hat Satellite
3 2 (0.84%) Red Hat Spacewalk
3 2 (0.84%) Puppet
3 2 (0.84%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 43 (18.07%) Microsoft
2 18 (7.56%) IBM
3 17 (7.14%) Oracle
4 14 (5.88%) SAP
5 12 (5.04%) VMware
6 8 (3.36%) Pegasus
7 7 (2.94%) Epicor
7 7 (2.94%) Apple
7 7 (2.94%) Sage
7 7 (2.94%) JBoss
8 6 (2.52%) HP
8 6 (2.52%) Cisco
9 5 (2.10%) NetApp
10 4 (1.68%) Juniper
10 4 (1.68%) Teradata
10 4 (1.68%) NEC
11 3 (1.26%) Ab Initio
11 3 (1.26%) Hitachi
11 3 (1.26%) Citrix
11 3 (1.26%) Business Objects
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Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Bury
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Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Package
Posted: 2 days ago
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Technology Sourcing Limited
Salary: From £40,000 to £48,000 per annum plus bens
Posted: 2 days ago
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Experis Ltd
Salary: £37000.00 per annum + 10% bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £55000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + car, bonus, pensions
Posted: 7 days ago
Preston
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Co-operative Group
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Manchester
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Benefi
Posted: 10 days ago
Knutsford
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £28000 - £31000 per annum + + Bens
Posted: 14 days ago
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Salary: From £24,500 to £30,500 per annum + on call allowance
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Salary: From £18,000 to £23,000 per annum Plus Excellent Benefits
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