Period
to 21 May 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 21 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Continual Improvement
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
21 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 30 38 48
Rank change year-on-year +8 +10 +50
Permanent jobs citing Continuous Improvement 271 217 220
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 7.30% 5.86% 4.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.04% 6.43% 5.51%
Number of salaries quoted 76 73 108
Birmingham median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -14.29% +26.51%
10th Percentile £30,750 £26,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £58,750 £60,000 £79,875
West Midlands median annual salary £49,375 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +9.72% - -

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 3,372 3,375 3,995
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 90.89% 91.14% 88.52%
Number of salaries quoted 2,390 2,657 3,095
Birmingham median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,100 £65,000 £70,000
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +4.94% -4.71% +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 21 May 2018.

Salary histogram for Continuous Improvement in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 21 May 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.

1 156 (57.56%) Self-Motivation
2 153 (56.46%) ITIL
3 143 (52.77%) Data Centre
4 135 (49.82%) Service Delivery
5 122 (45.02%) Degree
6 87 (32.10%) Software Engineering
7 81 (29.89%) Computer Science
8 80 (29.52%) Computer Science Degree
9 78 (28.78%) Line Management
10 71 (26.20%) Due Diligence
11 68 (25.09%) Firewall
12 67 (24.72%) Citrix
13 66 (24.35%) Microsoft
13 66 (24.35%) CheckPoint
13 66 (24.35%) Analytical Skills
14 65 (23.99%) VMware Infrastructure
14 65 (23.99%) VMware
15 62 (22.88%) ITIL Certification
16 58 (21.40%) Presales
17 56 (20.66%) Cisco
17 56 (20.66%) Fortinet
18 55 (20.30%) Requirements Analysis
19 54 (19.93%) Root Cause Analysis
20 52 (19.19%) Project Management
21 50 (18.45%) SCVMM
22 49 (18.08%) Finance
23 47 (17.34%) ITIL V3
24 46 (16.97%) Service Management
25 41 (15.13%) Publishing
26 40 (14.76%) OSPF

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 30 (11.07%) Exchange Server 2010
1 30 (11.07%) MS Exchange
2 6 (2.21%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (0.74%) IIS
3 2 (0.74%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.37%) CMS
Applications
1 7 (2.58%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (1.85%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (1.48%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.74%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (2.95%) SAP CO
1 8 (2.95%) SAP FI
1 8 (2.95%) SAP FI/CO
2 5 (1.85%) SAP FSCM
2 5 (1.85%) SAP QM
3 3 (1.11%) assyst
3 3 (1.11%) Primavera
3 3 (1.11%) Sentinel
4 2 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.37%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.37%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 33 (12.18%) PaaS
2 31 (11.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 30 (11.07%) Amazon AWS
4 24 (8.86%) SaaS
5 22 (8.12%) Amazon EC2
6 16 (5.90%) IaaS
7 5 (1.85%) Office 365
7 5 (1.85%) SuccessFactors
8 1 (0.37%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 68 (25.09%) Firewall
2 40 (14.76%) OSPF
3 31 (11.44%) BGP
3 31 (11.44%) Cisco ASA
3 31 (11.44%) Cisco Nexus
3 31 (11.44%) FWSM
3 31 (11.44%) IPsec
3 31 (11.44%) VPN
4 28 (10.33%) NetScaler
5 19 (7.01%) DHCP
5 19 (7.01%) DNS
5 19 (7.01%) SNMP
5 19 (7.01%) Software-Defined Networking
6 9 (3.32%) LAN
6 9 (3.32%) WAN
7 1 (0.37%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (2.58%) Relational Database
2 5 (1.85%) SQL Server
3 2 (0.74%) Power BI
4 1 (0.37%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.37%) ZAP BI
Development Applications
1 31 (11.44%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 14 (5.17%) eCATT
2 14 (5.17%) LSMW
3 9 (3.32%) Cucumber
4 7 (2.58%) Jenkins
5 4 (1.48%) Git (software)
5 4 (1.48%) Jasmine
5 4 (1.48%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (1.48%) TeamCity
6 3 (1.11%) Bower
6 3 (1.11%) Grunt
6 3 (1.11%) gulp
6 3 (1.11%) Vagrant
6 3 (1.11%) Yeoman
7 2 (0.74%) Eclipse
7 2 (0.74%) Selenium
8 1 (0.37%) Subversion
8 1 (0.37%) Visual Studio
General
1 49 (18.08%) Finance
2 41 (15.13%) Publishing
3 29 (10.70%) Retail
4 27 (9.96%) Manufacturing
5 19 (7.01%) Marketing
6 14 (5.17%) Billing
7 8 (2.95%) General Ledger
8 7 (2.58%) Legal
9 1 (0.37%) Law
Job Titles
1 43 (15.87%) Infrastructure Specialist
1 43 (15.87%) Technical Specialist
2 30 (11.07%) Consultant
3 28 (10.33%) Service Manager
4 25 (9.23%) SAP Consultant
5 21 (7.75%) Citrix Specialist
5 21 (7.75%) Citrix Technical Specialist
5 21 (7.75%) Network Engineer
5 21 (7.75%) Senior Network Engineer
5 21 (7.75%) Virtualisation Specialist
6 20 (7.38%) Architect
7 19 (7.01%) Network Specialist
7 19 (7.01%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
7 19 (7.01%) Senior Network Specialist
8 18 (6.64%) Technical Manager
8 18 (6.64%) Technical Services Manager
9 16 (5.90%) Technical Leader
10 14 (5.17%) Analyst
11 13 (4.80%) Developer
12 11 (4.06%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (7.01%) LDAP
2 14 (5.17%) EDI
2 14 (5.17%) IDoc
3 11 (4.06%) .NET
4 10 (3.69%) REST
5 7 (2.58%) .NET Framework
6 6 (2.21%) Web Services
7 5 (1.85%) Hibernate
7 5 (1.85%) jQuery
7 5 (1.85%) Spring
7 5 (1.85%) XML
8 4 (1.48%) SOAP
9 3 (1.11%) RESTful
10 2 (0.74%) ASP.NET
10 2 (0.74%) HTML
10 2 (0.74%) JSON
11 1 (0.37%) AngularJS
11 1 (0.37%) Backbone.js
11 1 (0.37%) Gherkin
11 1 (0.37%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 156 (57.56%) Self-Motivation
2 143 (52.77%) Data Centre
3 81 (29.89%) Computer Science
4 66 (24.35%) Analytical Skills
5 40 (14.76%) CMDB
6 32 (11.81%) Public Cloud
7 31 (11.44%) PKI
8 19 (7.01%) Social Media
9 17 (6.27%) Management Information System
10 14 (5.17%) LIMS
11 9 (3.32%) Mobile App
12 4 (1.48%) User Experience
13 3 (1.11%) CESG
13 3 (1.11%) Freedom of Information
13 3 (1.11%) Video Conferencing
14 1 (0.37%) Data Protection Act
14 1 (0.37%) Enterprise Software
14 1 (0.37%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 38 (14.02%) Windows
2 28 (10.33%) Windows Server
3 6 (2.21%) Linux
4 5 (1.85%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 153 (56.46%) ITIL
2 135 (49.82%) Service Delivery
3 87 (32.10%) Software Engineering
4 78 (28.78%) Line Management
5 71 (26.20%) Due Diligence
6 58 (21.40%) Presales
7 55 (20.30%) Requirements Analysis
8 54 (19.93%) Root Cause Analysis
9 52 (19.19%) Project Management
10 47 (17.34%) ITIL V3
11 46 (16.97%) Service Management
12 39 (14.39%) Problem-Solving
13 36 (13.28%) PRINCE2
14 35 (12.92%) Change Management
14 35 (12.92%) Integration Testing
15 30 (11.07%) Mentoring
16 24 (8.86%) Proactive Management
17 23 (8.49%) Agile Software Development
17 23 (8.49%) Data Migration
18 21 (7.75%) Customer Requirements
Programming Languages
1 17 (6.27%) ABAP
2 13 (4.80%) C#
2 13 (4.80%) SQL
3 9 (3.32%) JavaScript
4 6 (2.21%) Java
5 4 (1.48%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.37%) C
6 1 (0.37%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.37%) Python
6 1 (0.37%) VBA
Qualifications
1 122 (45.02%) Degree
2 80 (29.52%) Computer Science Degree
3 62 (22.88%) ITIL Certification
4 33 (12.18%) PMI Certification
4 33 (12.18%) PMP
5 31 (11.44%) CCNP
5 31 (11.44%) Cisco Certification
6 22 (8.12%) MCP
6 22 (8.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 14 (5.17%) CISSP
7 14 (5.17%) ISEB
8 10 (3.69%) CEH
8 10 (3.69%) CompTIA Security+
8 10 (3.69%) Security Cleared
9 8 (2.95%) SC Cleared
10 5 (1.85%) Master's Degree
11 4 (1.48%) CISA
11 4 (1.48%) CISM
12 3 (1.11%) ISTQB
13 2 (0.74%) CIPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (12.92%) SLA
2 17 (6.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 14 (5.17%) QA
4 10 (3.69%) GPG13
5 5 (1.85%) PCI DSS
6 4 (1.48%) Cyber Essentials
7 3 (1.11%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 3 (1.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 2 (0.74%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.74%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.37%) GDPR
9 1 (0.37%) PMO
System Software
1 65 (23.99%) VMware Infrastructure
2 30 (11.07%) XenApp
3 28 (10.33%) Hyper-V
3 28 (10.33%) Microsoft App-V
3 28 (10.33%) VMware ESXi
3 28 (10.33%) vSphere
3 28 (10.33%) XenDesktop
4 22 (8.12%) Virtual Machines
5 21 (7.75%) Active Directory
6 3 (1.11%) Docker
Systems Management
1 50 (18.45%) SCVMM
2 28 (10.33%) vCenter Server
2 28 (10.33%) vMotion
3 3 (1.11%) Cisco IPCC
3 3 (1.11%) SCCM
Vendors
1 67 (24.72%) Citrix
2 66 (24.35%) CheckPoint
2 66 (24.35%) Microsoft
3 65 (23.99%) VMware
4 56 (20.66%) Cisco
4 56 (20.66%) Fortinet
5 31 (11.44%) F5
5 31 (11.44%) Juniper
6 29 (10.70%) SAP
7 28 (10.33%) Ivanti
8 25 (9.23%) HP
9 22 (8.12%) BMC
10 19 (7.01%) CA
11 17 (6.27%) ServiceNow
12 14 (5.17%) EMC
12 14 (5.17%) NetApp
13 5 (1.85%) Remedy
13 5 (1.85%) Xamarin
14 4 (1.48%) Dell
14 4 (1.48%) Veritas