Period
to 15 December 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 15 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Continual Improvement
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 42 52 19
Rank change year-on-year +10 -33 +90
Permanent jobs citing Continuous Improvement 199 187 428
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 5.68% 4.91% 9.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.24% 5.34% 10.12%
Number of salaries quoted 120 58 169
Birmingham median annual salary £50,500 £50,000 £54,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.00% -7.41% +12.21%
10th Percentile £32,375 £30,000 £32,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £73,525 £75,500
West Midlands median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £47,500

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 3,189 3,499 4,229
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 91.01% 91.86% 91.93%
Number of salaries quoted 2,268 2,716 3,119
Birmingham median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,765
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.23% +0.62%
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £76,250 £67,500 £67,500
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year +12.50% -3.61% +3.75%

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 15 December 2018.

Salary histogram for Continuous Improvement in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 15 December 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 69 (34.67%) Data Centre
2 58 (29.15%) Self-Motivation
3 55 (27.64%) Firewall
4 51 (25.63%) Degree
5 47 (23.62%) CheckPoint
6 46 (23.12%) Data Protection
7 43 (21.61%) GDPR
7 43 (21.61%) ITIL
8 41 (20.60%) Microsoft
8 41 (20.60%) Project Management
8 41 (20.60%) Software Engineering
9 40 (20.10%) Service Delivery
10 39 (19.60%) Finance
11 36 (18.09%) Cisco
12 35 (17.59%) Computer Science
12 35 (17.59%) Problem-Solving
13 34 (17.09%) Analytical Skills
14 32 (16.08%) Computer Science Degree
14 32 (16.08%) Fortinet
14 32 (16.08%) Publishing
14 32 (16.08%) IT Governance
15 29 (14.57%) Management Information System
15 29 (14.57%) OSPF
16 28 (14.07%) IT Strategy
17 27 (13.57%) Presales
17 27 (13.57%) Due Diligence
18 26 (13.07%) Microsoft Azure
19 24 (12.06%) Root Cause Analysis
19 24 (12.06%) CMDB
19 24 (12.06%) Gantt Chart

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 14 (7.04%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.01%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.50%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (0.50%) Tomcat
Applications
1 12 (6.03%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (3.52%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (3.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (1.01%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (1.01%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.01%) Dynamics NAV
2 3 (1.51%) assyst
2 3 (1.51%) SAP APO
2 3 (1.51%) Sentinel
3 2 (1.01%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (1.01%) SAP CO
3 2 (1.01%) SAP FI
3 2 (1.01%) SAP FI/CO
3 2 (1.01%) SAP FSCM
3 2 (1.01%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.50%) PeopleSoft HRMS
4 1 (0.50%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 26 (13.07%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (7.04%) Office 365
2 14 (7.04%) PaaS
3 13 (6.53%) IaaS
4 9 (4.52%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (1.51%) SuccessFactors
6 2 (1.01%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.50%) Boomi
7 1 (0.50%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.50%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 55 (27.64%) Firewall
2 29 (14.57%) OSPF
3 16 (8.04%) BGP
3 16 (8.04%) Cisco ASA
3 16 (8.04%) Cisco Nexus
3 16 (8.04%) FWSM
3 16 (8.04%) IPsec
3 16 (8.04%) VPN
4 13 (6.53%) LAN
4 13 (6.53%) WAN
5 6 (3.02%) Network Security
6 2 (1.01%) DNS
6 2 (1.01%) HTTPS
6 2 (1.01%) Internet
7 1 (0.50%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (0.50%) SAN
7 1 (0.50%) Sourcefire
7 1 (0.50%) VLAN
7 1 (0.50%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (5.53%) Relational Database
1 11 (5.53%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.01%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (2.01%) QlikView
3 3 (1.51%) Big Data
3 3 (1.51%) NoSQL
3 3 (1.51%) Power BI
4 2 (1.01%) MySQL
4 2 (1.01%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 2 (1.01%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.50%) Blockchain
5 1 (0.50%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.50%) Cosmos DB
5 1 (0.50%) Data Lake
5 1 (0.50%) Data Mart
5 1 (0.50%) DB2
5 1 (0.50%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.50%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 16 (8.04%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 4 (2.01%) Axure RP
2 4 (2.01%) JIRA
3 3 (1.51%) eCATT
3 3 (1.51%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.51%) LSMW
3 3 (1.51%) VersionOne
3 3 (1.51%) Visual Studio Team System
4 2 (1.01%) Jasmine
4 2 (1.01%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.50%) JMeter
5 1 (0.50%) Selenium
5 1 (0.50%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.50%) SpecFlow
5 1 (0.50%) Subversion
5 1 (0.50%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 39 (19.60%) Finance
2 32 (16.08%) Publishing
3 18 (9.05%) Retail
4 16 (8.04%) Manufacturing
5 7 (3.52%) Billing
5 7 (3.52%) Legal
6 5 (2.51%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.51%) Back Office
7 3 (1.51%) Banking
7 3 (1.51%) Brand Awareness
8 2 (1.01%) Aerospace
8 2 (1.01%) Games
8 2 (1.01%) General Ledger
8 2 (1.01%) Law
8 2 (1.01%) Marketing
9 1 (0.50%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 32 (16.08%) Architect
2 30 (15.08%) Network Engineer
3 20 (10.05%) Solutions Architect
4 15 (7.54%) Analyst
4 15 (7.54%) Senior Network Engineer
5 14 (7.04%) Developer
6 11 (5.53%) Programme Manager
6 11 (5.53%) Technical Architect
7 9 (4.52%) Change Manager
8 8 (4.02%) .NET Developer
8 8 (4.02%) Agile Delivery Manager
8 8 (4.02%) Consultant
8 8 (4.02%) Delivery Manager
9 7 (3.52%) ASP.NET Developer
9 7 (3.52%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 7 (3.52%) Azure Developer
9 7 (3.52%) Business Manager
10 6 (3.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 6 (3.02%) Process Engineer
11 5 (2.51%) Report Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (8.04%) .NET
2 11 (5.53%) .NET Framework
3 9 (4.52%) ASP.NET
3 9 (4.52%) Hibernate
4 7 (3.52%) ASP.NET MVC
4 7 (3.52%) ASP.NET Web API
5 6 (3.02%) AngularJS
5 6 (3.02%) Web Services
6 3 (1.51%) EDI
6 3 (1.51%) IDoc
7 2 (1.01%) Backbone.js
7 2 (1.01%) JSON
7 2 (1.01%) KnockoutJS
7 2 (1.01%) React
7 2 (1.01%) REST
7 2 (1.01%) SOAP
7 2 (1.01%) XML
8 1 (0.50%) CSS
8 1 (0.50%) HTML
8 1 (0.50%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 69 (34.67%) Data Centre
2 58 (29.15%) Self-Motivation
3 34 (17.09%) Analytical Skills
4 29 (14.57%) Management Information System
5 24 (12.06%) CMDB
6 18 (9.05%) PKI
7 11 (5.53%) Mobile App
8 5 (2.51%) User Experience
9 4 (2.01%) Freedom of Information
9 4 (2.01%) Video Conferencing
10 3 (1.51%) CESG
10 3 (1.51%) Driving Licence
10 3 (1.51%) LIMS
10 3 (1.51%) Virtual Team
11 2 (1.01%) Data Protection Act
11 2 (1.01%) Greenfield Project
12 1 (0.50%) Data Structures
12 1 (0.50%) Hybrid Cloud
12 1 (0.50%) iPad
12 1 (0.50%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 16 (8.04%) Windows
2 7 (3.52%) Linux
2 7 (3.52%) Windows Server
3 4 (2.01%) Mac OS X
3 4 (2.01%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (2.01%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (1.01%) Unix
4 2 (1.01%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (23.12%) Data Protection
2 43 (21.61%) ITIL
3 41 (20.60%) Project Management
3 41 (20.60%) Software Engineering
4 40 (20.10%) Service Delivery
5 35 (17.59%) Computer Science
5 35 (17.59%) Problem-Solving
6 32 (16.08%) IT Governance
7 28 (14.07%) IT Strategy
8 27 (13.57%) Due Diligence
8 27 (13.57%) Presales
9 24 (12.06%) Agile Software Development
9 24 (12.06%) Gantt Chart
9 24 (12.06%) Root Cause Analysis
10 23 (11.56%) ITIL V3
10 23 (11.56%) Service Management
11 22 (11.06%) Information Security
11 22 (11.06%) Line Management
12 20 (10.05%) Integration Testing
12 20 (10.05%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 24 (12.06%) SQL
2 19 (9.55%) C#
3 16 (8.04%) JavaScript
4 6 (3.02%) Java
5 5 (2.51%) PowerShell
6 3 (1.51%) ABAP
6 3 (1.51%) Python
7 1 (0.50%) C
7 1 (0.50%) C++
7 1 (0.50%) PHP
7 1 (0.50%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 51 (25.63%) Degree
2 32 (16.08%) Computer Science Degree
3 23 (11.56%) ITIL Certification
4 21 (10.55%) Cisco Certification
5 19 (9.55%) CISSP
6 17 (8.54%) CCIE
6 17 (8.54%) CCNP
7 16 (8.04%) ISEB
8 13 (6.53%) CEH
8 13 (6.53%) CompTIA Security+
8 13 (6.53%) PMI Certification
8 13 (6.53%) PMP
9 7 (3.52%) SC Cleared
9 7 (3.52%) Security Cleared
10 6 (3.02%) CISA
10 6 (3.02%) CISM
11 5 (2.51%) ACCA
12 4 (2.01%) CCNA
12 4 (2.01%) Master's Degree
13 2 (1.01%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (21.61%) GDPR
2 22 (11.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 17 (8.54%) QA
4 13 (6.53%) GPG13
5 10 (5.03%) SLA
6 6 (3.02%) Cyber Essentials
7 5 (2.51%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 5 (2.51%) Data Quality
7 5 (2.51%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 5 (2.51%) PCI DSS
7 5 (2.51%) PMO
8 2 (1.01%) P3O
9 1 (0.50%) COSHH
9 1 (0.50%) HAZOP
9 1 (0.50%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 22 (11.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (2.51%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.50%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (2.01%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (0.50%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.50%) Nessus
2 1 (0.50%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.50%) QRadar
Vendors
1 47 (23.62%) CheckPoint
2 41 (20.60%) Microsoft
3 36 (18.09%) Cisco
4 32 (16.08%) Fortinet
5 22 (11.06%) HP
5 22 (11.06%) VMware
6 18 (9.05%) EMC
7 17 (8.54%) Juniper
8 16 (8.04%) Citrix
8 16 (8.04%) F5
8 16 (8.04%) NetApp
9 11 (5.53%) SAP
9 11 (5.53%) Xamarin
10 8 (4.02%) Remedy
11 7 (3.52%) Dell
12 5 (2.51%) Salesforce.com
13 4 (2.01%) ServiceNow
13 4 (2.01%) Symantec
14 3 (1.51%) CA Agile Central
14 3 (1.51%) Oracle