The table below looks at the statistics for Performance 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 Performance Improvement over the 3 months to 22 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Improvement
Rank 243 232 247
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +15
Permanent jobs citing Performance Improvement 7 5 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.094% 0.074% 0.083%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.11% 0.092% 0.10%
Number of salaries quoted 5 1 6
Average salary £32,000 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-36.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £50,000 £32,750
10% offered a salary of more than £51,800 £50,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £42,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year
+11.76% -10.52%
Performance 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
6237 5435 5779
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 84.00% 80.28% 79.59%
Number of salaries quoted 5235 4561 4974
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 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

Performance Improvement
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Performance Improvement Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Performance Improvement
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Performance Improvement Salary Trend in the North West

Performance Improvement
Salary Histogram in the North West

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

Performance Improvement Salary Histogram in the North West

Performance 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 Performance Improvement within the North West region over the 3 months to 22 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
(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 -4 6 £32,000 -36.00%
Lancashire - 1 £29,000 -
Performance Improvement
England

Performance Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT jobs across the North West region citing Performance 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 Performance Improvement.

1 10 (58.82%) Windows
2 9 (52.94%) Finance
3 7 (41.18%) Change Management
3 7 (41.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (41.18%) SQL Server
3 7 (41.18%) Microsoft
4 6 (35.29%) SQL
4 6 (35.29%) T-SQL
4 6 (35.29%) Oracle
4 6 (35.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (29.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 5 (29.41%) PowerShell
5 5 (29.41%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 5 (29.41%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 5 (29.41%) Sybase
5 5 (29.41%) DB2
5 5 (29.41%) Data Analysis
5 5 (29.41%) Business Continuity
6 4 (23.53%) Data Management
6 4 (23.53%) VoIP
6 4 (23.53%) VPN
6 4 (23.53%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (23.53%) Active Directory
6 4 (23.53%) MS Exchange
6 4 (23.53%) Blackberry
6 4 (23.53%) Windows 7
6 4 (23.53%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (23.53%) Android
6 4 (23.53%) iPhone
6 4 (23.53%) Windows Server 2008

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

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT jobs across the North West region citing Performance 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 Performance Improvement. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (23.53%) MS Exchange
1 4 (23.53%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (11.76%) SAS
4 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (5.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 2 (11.76%) SPSS
2 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.88%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (23.53%) VoIP
1 4 (23.53%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (41.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 7 (41.18%) SQL Server
2 6 (35.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (29.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 5 (29.41%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 5 (29.41%) DB2
4 2 (11.76%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (5.88%) Relational Database
5 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (5.88%) Data Mining
5 1 (5.88%) DTS
5 1 (5.88%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 5 (29.41%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (5.88%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (52.94%) Finance
2 2 (11.76%) Retail
2 2 (11.76%) Billing
3 1 (5.88%) Legal
3 1 (5.88%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (23.53%) Analyst
1 4 (23.53%) DBA
1 4 (23.53%) SQL DBA
2 2 (11.76%) Test Analyst
2 2 (11.76%) Consultant
2 2 (11.76%) Data Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Consultant
3 1 (5.88%) Developer
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Server DBA
3 1 (5.88%) Database Developer
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Developer
3 1 (5.88%) Principal Consultant
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Developer
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Database Developer
3 1 (5.88%) Server Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Blackberry
1 4 (23.53%) iPhone
2 2 (11.76%) Economics
2 2 (11.76%) Management Information System
2 2 (11.76%) Statistics
2 2 (11.76%) Mathematics
2 2 (11.76%) Psychology
2 2 (11.76%) Computer Science
2 2 (11.76%) Smart Meter
2 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.88%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 10 (58.82%) Windows
2 4 (23.53%) Windows 7
2 4 (23.53%) Android
2 4 (23.53%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (5.88%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) Change Management
2 5 (29.41%) Data Analysis
2 5 (29.41%) Business Continuity
3 4 (23.53%) Data Management
3 4 (23.53%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (11.76%) Supplier Management
4 2 (11.76%) Software Testing
4 2 (11.76%) Migration
4 2 (11.76%) B2B
4 2 (11.76%) B2C
4 2 (11.76%) CHAID
4 2 (11.76%) Project Management
4 2 (11.76%) Business Development
4 2 (11.76%) Logistic Regression
4 2 (11.76%) Multivariate Analysis
4 2 (11.76%) Data Governance
4 2 (11.76%) Demand Forecasting
4 2 (11.76%) Analytics
4 2 (11.76%) Performance Analysis
5 1 (5.88%) Information Governance
Programming Languages
1 6 (35.29%) SQL
1 6 (35.29%) T-SQL
2 5 (29.41%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (17.65%) MCSE
2 2 (11.76%) ISTQB
2 2 (11.76%) ISEB
2 2 (11.76%) Degree
2 2 (11.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (5.88%) APMP
3 1 (5.88%) A+ Certification
3 1 (5.88%) PMP
3 1 (5.88%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) QA
System Software
1 4 (23.53%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 7 (41.18%) Microsoft
2 6 (35.29%) Oracle
3 5 (29.41%) Sybase
4 3 (17.65%) Citrix
5 1 (5.88%) Business Objects