The table below looks at the statistics for Six Sigma 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 Six Sigma over the 3 months to 3 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Six Sigma
Rank 234 213 204
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -9
Permanent jobs citing Six Sigma 26 46 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.39% 0.62% 0.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.45% 0.74% 0.67%
Number of salaries quoted 26 37 32
Average salary £46,250 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.82% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,750 £32,100 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £53,200 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £48,000 £50,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +17.64%
Six Sigma
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
5762 6239 5491
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 85.95% 83.59% 79.87%
Number of salaries quoted 4790 4994 4671
Average salary £41,500 £40,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.75% +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,300 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

Six Sigma
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Six Sigma Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Six Sigma
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Six Sigma Salary Trend in the North West

Six Sigma
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Six Sigma across the North West region over the 3 months to 3 September 2015.

Six Sigma Salary Histogram in the North West

Six Sigma
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 Six Sigma within the North West region over the 3 months to 3 September 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 +7 20 £51,000 +18.60% 1
Cheshire -14 3 £40,000 -5.39%
Lancashire - 2 £45,000 -
Six Sigma
England

Six Sigma
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT jobs across the North West region citing Six Sigma 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 Six Sigma.

1 21 (42.86%) Lean Six Sigma
2 18 (36.73%) Degree
2 18 (36.73%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (34.69%) Continuous Improvement
3 17 (34.69%) Finance
3 17 (34.69%) Stakeholder Management
4 13 (26.53%) Service Management
4 13 (26.53%) Project Management
5 11 (22.45%) Change Management
5 11 (22.45%) ITIL
5 11 (22.45%) Coaching
6 10 (20.41%) PRINCE2
6 10 (20.41%) Business Analysis
7 9 (18.37%) JDA
7 9 (18.37%) People Management
7 9 (18.37%) Six Sigma Green Belt
8 8 (16.33%) ISEB
8 8 (16.33%) Manufacturing
9 7 (14.29%) Logistics
9 7 (14.29%) Line Management
9 7 (14.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 6 (12.24%) Root Cause Analysis
11 5 (10.20%) Mentoring
11 5 (10.20%) Process Improvement
11 5 (10.20%) Six Sigma Black Belt
11 5 (10.20%) Supplier Management
11 5 (10.20%) Risk Management
11 5 (10.20%) Agile Software Development
11 5 (10.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 5 (10.20%) PRINCE

Six Sigma
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT jobs across the North West region citing Six Sigma 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 Six Sigma. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 4 (8.16%) MS Office
1 4 (8.16%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.08%) MS Visio
2 2 (4.08%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (6.12%) Oracle Applications
1 3 (6.12%) Oracle EBS R12
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.16%) Internet
2 1 (2.04%) MPLS
2 1 (2.04%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.12%) Oracle Reports
1 3 (6.12%) BusinessObjects
1 3 (6.12%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (6.12%) Oracle Forms
1 3 (6.12%) Oracle APEX
General
1 17 (34.69%) Finance
2 8 (16.33%) Manufacturing
3 3 (6.12%) Banking
3 3 (6.12%) Marketing
4 2 (4.08%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (4.08%) Legal
5 1 (2.04%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.04%) Aerospace
5 1 (2.04%) Automotive
5 1 (2.04%) Law
Job Titles
1 14 (28.57%) Analyst
2 13 (26.53%) Business Analyst
3 5 (10.20%) IT Business Analyst
3 5 (10.20%) Process Manager
3 5 (10.20%) Process Improvement Manager
4 4 (8.16%) Service Manager
5 3 (6.12%) Oracle Developer
5 3 (6.12%) Software Manager
5 3 (6.12%) Designer
5 3 (6.12%) Continuous Improvement Manager
5 3 (6.12%) Developer
5 3 (6.12%) Development Manager
5 3 (6.12%) Software Development Manager
6 2 (4.08%) Quality Manager
6 2 (4.08%) QA Manager
6 2 (4.08%) Consultant
6 2 (4.08%) Customer Insight Manager
6 2 (4.08%) Planning Manager
6 2 (4.08%) Business Manager
7 1 (2.04%) Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.12%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 18 (36.73%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.12%) FMCG
2 3 (6.12%) User Experience
3 2 (4.08%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (2.04%) NHS
4 1 (2.04%) Statistics
4 1 (2.04%) Data Protection Act
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (42.86%) Lean Six Sigma
2 17 (34.69%) Continuous Improvement
2 17 (34.69%) Stakeholder Management
3 13 (26.53%) Project Management
3 13 (26.53%) Service Management
4 11 (22.45%) ITIL
4 11 (22.45%) Change Management
4 11 (22.45%) Coaching
5 10 (20.41%) PRINCE2
5 10 (20.41%) Business Analysis
6 9 (18.37%) People Management
7 7 (14.29%) Line Management
7 7 (14.29%) Logistics
8 6 (12.24%) Root Cause Analysis
9 5 (10.20%) Mentoring
9 5 (10.20%) Process Improvement
9 5 (10.20%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (10.20%) Supplier Management
9 5 (10.20%) Risk Management
9 5 (10.20%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.12%) PL/SQL
1 3 (6.12%) SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (36.73%) Degree
2 9 (18.37%) Six Sigma Green Belt
3 8 (16.33%) ISEB
4 7 (14.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 5 (10.20%) Six Sigma Black Belt
5 5 (10.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 4 (8.16%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (2.04%) ACCA
7 1 (2.04%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.16%) QA
2 2 (4.08%) COBIT
3 1 (2.04%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 9 (18.37%) JDA
2 3 (6.12%) Minitab
2 3 (6.12%) Oracle
2 3 (6.12%) SAP
3 2 (4.08%) Citrix
3 2 (4.08%) Capita