Period
to 16 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for Continuous Improvement skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Continuous Improvement over the 6 months to 16 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Continual Improvement
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 31 44 24
Rank change year-on-year +13 -20 +86
Permanent jobs citing Continuous Improvement 279 203 355
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 7.22% 5.17% 7.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.92% 5.63% 8.31%
Number of salaries quoted 106 81 134
Birmingham median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% -21.74% +35.29%
10th Percentile £30,625 £29,750 £32,725
90th Percentile £71,250 £61,750 £77,500
West Midlands median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £46,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% -3.23% +3.33%

Continuous Improvement is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Birmingham
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 3,521 3,604 4,270
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 91.17% 91.77% 89.54%
Number of salaries quoted 2,529 2,904 3,142
Birmingham median annual salary £45,000 £44,250 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.69% +4.12% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,250 £25,625
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -

Continuous Improvement
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing Continuous Improvement as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for Continuous Improvement in Birmingham

Continuous Improvement
Salary Trend in Birmingham

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

Salary trend for Continuous Improvement in Birmingham

Continuous Improvement
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement in Birmingham over the 6 months to 16 August 2018.

Salary histogram for Continuous Improvement in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 16 August 2018, IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for Continuous Improvement.

1 143 (51.25%) ITIL
1 143 (51.25%) Self-Motivation
2 132 (47.31%) Data Centre
3 117 (41.94%) Service Delivery
4 112 (40.14%) Degree
5 88 (31.54%) Firewall
6 84 (30.11%) CheckPoint
7 80 (28.67%) Software Engineering
7 80 (28.67%) Computer Science
8 76 (27.24%) Computer Science Degree
9 72 (25.81%) Analytical Skills
10 67 (24.01%) ITIL V3
10 67 (24.01%) ITIL Certification
11 66 (23.66%) Cisco
12 65 (23.30%) Service Management
13 64 (22.94%) Fortinet
14 59 (21.15%) Due Diligence
15 57 (20.43%) Microsoft
16 56 (20.07%) Line Management
17 55 (19.71%) Root Cause Analysis
18 54 (19.35%) Project Management
19 52 (18.64%) VMware
19 52 (18.64%) VMware Infrastructure
19 52 (18.64%) Presales
20 50 (17.92%) Citrix
21 46 (16.49%) OSPF
22 44 (15.77%) Requirements Analysis
22 44 (15.77%) Problem-Solving
23 42 (15.05%) Management Information System
24 40 (14.34%) PRINCE2

Continuous Improvement
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 19 (6.81%) MS Exchange
2 17 (6.09%) Exchange Server 2010
3 15 (5.38%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.72%) IIS
5 1 (0.36%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.36%) Tomcat
Applications
1 15 (5.38%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (2.51%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (1.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (1.43%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (1.43%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (2.51%) assyst
1 7 (2.51%) Sentinel
2 4 (1.43%) SAP APO
3 3 (1.08%) Primavera
4 2 (0.72%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.72%) SAP CO
4 2 (0.72%) SAP FI
4 2 (0.72%) SAP FI/CO
4 2 (0.72%) SAP FSCM
4 2 (0.72%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.36%) SAP QM
Cloud Services
1 31 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
1 31 (11.11%) PaaS
2 25 (8.96%) IaaS
3 15 (5.38%) Office 365
4 12 (4.30%) Amazon AWS
5 9 (3.23%) Amazon EC2
6 8 (2.87%) SaaS
7 7 (2.51%) SuccessFactors
8 1 (0.36%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.36%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 88 (31.54%) Firewall
2 46 (16.49%) OSPF
3 34 (12.19%) BGP
3 34 (12.19%) Cisco ASA
3 34 (12.19%) Cisco Nexus
3 34 (12.19%) FWSM
3 34 (12.19%) IPsec
3 34 (12.19%) VPN
4 17 (6.09%) NetScaler
5 14 (5.02%) DNS
6 12 (4.30%) DHCP
6 12 (4.30%) LAN
6 12 (4.30%) SNMP
6 12 (4.30%) Software-Defined Networking
6 12 (4.30%) WAN
7 4 (1.43%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (6.09%) Relational Database
2 13 (4.66%) SQL Server
3 5 (1.79%) Power BI
4 4 (1.43%) QlikView
5 3 (1.08%) Big Data
5 3 (1.08%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.72%) MySQL
7 1 (0.36%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.36%) Cosmos DB
7 1 (0.36%) Data Mart
7 1 (0.36%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.36%) DB2
7 1 (0.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.36%) ZAP BI
Development Applications
1 34 (12.19%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 6 (2.15%) Jasmine
3 5 (1.79%) Cucumber
3 5 (1.79%) Git (software)
4 4 (1.43%) eCATT
4 4 (1.43%) Jenkins
4 4 (1.43%) LSMW
4 4 (1.43%) TeamCity
5 3 (1.08%) Bower
5 3 (1.08%) Grunt
5 3 (1.08%) gulp
5 3 (1.08%) Vagrant
5 3 (1.08%) Yeoman
6 2 (0.72%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.36%) Axure RP
7 1 (0.36%) JIRA
7 1 (0.36%) SpecFlow
7 1 (0.36%) Subversion
7 1 (0.36%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.36%) Visual Studio
General
1 38 (13.62%) Finance
2 36 (12.90%) Publishing
3 19 (6.81%) Retail
4 17 (6.09%) Manufacturing
5 14 (5.02%) Legal
6 9 (3.23%) Marketing
7 5 (1.79%) Billing
8 2 (0.72%) General Ledger
8 2 (0.72%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.36%) Advertising
9 1 (0.36%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.36%) Back Office
9 1 (0.36%) Games
Job Titles
1 36 (12.90%) Architect
2 34 (12.19%) Network Engineer
3 30 (10.75%) Senior Network Engineer
4 27 (9.68%) Solutions Architect
5 25 (8.96%) Analyst
6 24 (8.60%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 24 (8.60%) Technical Specialist
7 18 (6.45%) Technical Leader
8 17 (6.09%) Service Manager
9 15 (5.38%) Citrix Specialist
9 15 (5.38%) Citrix Technical Specialist
9 15 (5.38%) Virtualisation Specialist
10 14 (5.02%) Consultant
11 13 (4.66%) Applications Engineer
11 13 (4.66%) Developer
11 13 (4.66%) Software Engineer
12 12 (4.30%) Change Manager
12 12 (4.30%) Network Specialist
12 12 (4.30%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
12 12 (4.30%) Senior Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (8.24%) .NET
2 17 (6.09%) .NET Framework
3 14 (5.02%) Hibernate
4 12 (4.30%) LDAP
5 6 (2.15%) AngularJS
5 6 (2.15%) REST
5 6 (2.15%) SOAP
5 6 (2.15%) Web Services
5 6 (2.15%) XML
6 5 (1.79%) ASP.NET
7 4 (1.43%) EDI
7 4 (1.43%) IDoc
7 4 (1.43%) RESTful
8 3 (1.08%) Backbone.js
8 3 (1.08%) HTML
8 3 (1.08%) JSON
8 3 (1.08%) KnockoutJS
9 2 (0.72%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (0.72%) ASP.NET Web API
9 2 (0.72%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 143 (51.25%) Self-Motivation
2 132 (47.31%) Data Centre
3 80 (28.67%) Computer Science
4 72 (25.81%) Analytical Skills
5 42 (15.05%) Management Information System
6 38 (13.62%) CMDB
7 34 (12.19%) PKI
8 20 (7.17%) Public Cloud
9 17 (6.09%) Mobile App
10 8 (2.87%) Social Media
11 7 (2.51%) CESG
11 7 (2.51%) Freedom of Information
11 7 (2.51%) Video Conferencing
12 4 (1.43%) LIMS
13 3 (1.08%) Driving Licence
14 2 (0.72%) Data Protection Act
14 2 (0.72%) Greenfield Project
15 1 (0.36%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 36 (12.90%) Windows
2 19 (6.81%) Windows Server
3 13 (4.66%) Mac OS X
4 6 (2.15%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 143 (51.25%) ITIL
2 117 (41.94%) Service Delivery
3 80 (28.67%) Software Engineering
4 67 (24.01%) ITIL V3
5 65 (23.30%) Service Management
6 59 (21.15%) Due Diligence
7 56 (20.07%) Line Management
8 55 (19.71%) Root Cause Analysis
9 54 (19.35%) Project Management
10 52 (18.64%) Presales
11 44 (15.77%) Problem-Solving
11 44 (15.77%) Requirements Analysis
12 40 (14.34%) PRINCE2
13 36 (12.90%) Change Management
14 34 (12.19%) Information Security
14 34 (12.19%) IT Governance
15 30 (10.75%) Data Protection
16 28 (10.04%) Integration Testing
17 27 (9.68%) SIEM
18 26 (9.32%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 32 (11.47%) SQL
2 25 (8.96%) C#
3 22 (7.89%) JavaScript
4 8 (2.87%) PowerShell
5 4 (1.43%) ABAP
5 4 (1.43%) Python
6 1 (0.36%) C++
6 1 (0.36%) Java
6 1 (0.36%) PHP
6 1 (0.36%) VBA
Qualifications
1 112 (40.14%) Degree
2 76 (27.24%) Computer Science Degree
3 67 (24.01%) ITIL Certification
4 35 (12.54%) Cisco Certification
4 35 (12.54%) PMI Certification
4 35 (12.54%) PMP
5 34 (12.19%) CCNP
6 31 (11.11%) CISSP
7 25 (8.96%) ISEB
8 23 (8.24%) Security Cleared
9 21 (7.53%) SC Cleared
10 20 (7.17%) CEH
10 20 (7.17%) CompTIA Security+
11 13 (4.66%) Master's Degree
12 11 (3.94%) CISA
12 11 (3.94%) CISM
13 9 (3.23%) MCP
13 9 (3.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 6 (2.15%) CCIE
15 4 (1.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (12.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 28 (10.04%) SLA
3 21 (7.53%) GDPR
4 20 (7.17%) GPG13
5 17 (6.09%) QA
6 11 (3.94%) Cyber Essentials
6 11 (3.94%) PCI DSS
7 10 (3.58%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 10 (3.58%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 6 (2.15%) Data Quality
9 2 (0.72%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 1 (0.36%) PMO
System Software
1 52 (18.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (6.09%) Hyper-V
2 17 (6.09%) Microsoft App-V
2 17 (6.09%) VMware ESXi
2 17 (6.09%) vSphere
2 17 (6.09%) XenApp
2 17 (6.09%) XenDesktop
3 12 (4.30%) Active Directory
4 9 (3.23%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (1.43%) Docker
Systems Management
1 26 (9.32%) SCVMM
2 17 (6.09%) vCenter Server
2 17 (6.09%) vMotion
3 4 (1.43%) Cisco IPCC
3 4 (1.43%) SCCM
4 1 (0.36%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 84 (30.11%) CheckPoint
2 66 (23.66%) Cisco
3 64 (22.94%) Fortinet
4 57 (20.43%) Microsoft
5 52 (18.64%) VMware
6 50 (17.92%) Citrix
7 34 (12.19%) F5
7 34 (12.19%) Juniper
8 32 (11.47%) HP
9 23 (8.24%) EMC
9 23 (8.24%) NetApp
10 19 (6.81%) ServiceNow
11 18 (6.45%) SAP
12 17 (6.09%) Ivanti
12 17 (6.09%) Remedy
13 15 (5.38%) Xamarin
14 12 (4.30%) CA
15 9 (3.23%) BMC
16 5 (1.79%) Dell
17 4 (1.43%) Salesforce.com