The table below looks at the statistics for Continuous Improvement skills in IT jobs advertised for the Staffordshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Continuous Improvement over the 3 months to 17 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Continual Improvement
Rank 52 46 49
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +3
Permanent jobs citing Continuous Improvement 11 21 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 1.73% 3.34% 3.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.14% 4.54% 4.91%
Number of salaries quoted 11 13 20
Average salary £41,500 £42,000 £65,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.19% -35.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £34,400 £50,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £46,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%
Continuous Improvement
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Staffordshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Staffordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
514 463 407
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 80.69% 73.73% 77.52%
Number of salaries quoted 438 390 327
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Continuous Improvement
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

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

Continuous Improvement Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

Continuous Improvement
Salary Trend in Staffordshire

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

Continuous Improvement Salary Trend in Staffordshire

Continuous Improvement
Salary Histogram in Staffordshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement across the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 17 December 2014.

Continuous Improvement Salary Histogram in Staffordshire

Continuous Improvement
Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 17 December 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
Cannock +8 5 £35,000 -16.66%
Stoke-on-Trent +6 2 £55,000 +57.14%
Continuous Improvement
West Midlands

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, IT jobs across the Staffordshire 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 14 (46.67%) ISEB
2 13 (43.33%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (33.33%) Software Testing
4 9 (30.00%) C#
5 8 (26.67%) C++
5 8 (26.67%) SQL
5 8 (26.67%) Visual Studio
5 8 (26.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (26.67%) Business Analysis
5 8 (26.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 6 (20.00%) ITIL
6 6 (20.00%) Management Information System
7 5 (16.67%) PRINCE2
7 5 (16.67%) Six Sigma
7 5 (16.67%) Finance
7 5 (16.67%) Enterprise Architecture
7 5 (16.67%) Lean Six Sigma
7 5 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (13.33%) Microsoft
8 4 (13.33%) Project Management
8 4 (13.33%) Games
8 4 (13.33%) Automated Testing
8 4 (13.33%) Degree
8 4 (13.33%) Release Management
8 4 (13.33%) HP Quality Center
9 3 (10.00%) PMP
9 3 (10.00%) Change Management
9 3 (10.00%) Marketing
9 3 (10.00%) Project Planning
9 3 (10.00%) QA

Continuous Improvement
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, IT jobs across the Staffordshire 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (6.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (26.67%) Visual Studio
2 1 (3.33%) Selenium
2 1 (3.33%) Jenkins
General
1 5 (16.67%) Finance
2 4 (13.33%) Games
3 3 (10.00%) Marketing
4 1 (3.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (50.00%) Analyst
2 8 (26.67%) Test Analyst
3 5 (16.67%) Business Analyst
3 5 (16.67%) Software Manager
4 4 (13.33%) Test Engineer
4 4 (13.33%) Programme Manager
5 3 (10.00%) Project Manager
5 3 (10.00%) QA Engineer
5 3 (10.00%) Business Manager
5 3 (10.00%) Software Project Manager
6 2 (6.67%) Solutions Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Support Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Service Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Test Manager
7 1 (3.33%) Developer
7 1 (3.33%) IT Manager
7 1 (3.33%) Consultant
7 1 (3.33%) Senior Developer
7 1 (3.33%) Tester
7 1 (3.33%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET
1 1 (3.33%) .NET
1 1 (3.33%) EDI
1 1 (3.33%) WinForms
1 1 (3.33%) .NET Framework
1 1 (3.33%) LINQ
1 1 (3.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.33%) Mainframe
2 1 (3.33%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (43.33%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 8 (26.67%) Business Analysis
3 8 (26.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (20.00%) ITIL
5 5 (16.67%) PRINCE2
5 5 (16.67%) Six Sigma
5 5 (16.67%) Enterprise Architecture
5 5 (16.67%) Lean Six Sigma
5 5 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (13.33%) Release Management
6 4 (13.33%) Automated Testing
6 4 (13.33%) Project Management
7 3 (10.00%) Change Management
7 3 (10.00%) Project Planning
7 3 (10.00%) Agile Project Management
7 3 (10.00%) People Management
8 2 (6.67%) Service Desk Management
8 2 (6.67%) Programme Management
8 2 (6.67%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 9 (30.00%) C#
2 8 (26.67%) C++
2 8 (26.67%) SQL
3 1 (3.33%) C
3 1 (3.33%) VB.NET
3 1 (3.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 14 (46.67%) ISEB
2 8 (26.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (13.33%) Degree
4 3 (10.00%) PMP
5 2 (6.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.00%) QA
2 1 (3.33%) SLA
Systems Management
1 4 (13.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (13.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.67%) SAP