Period
to 22 October 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 22 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Continual Improvement
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 39 50 18
Rank change year-on-year +11 -32 +86
Permanent jobs citing Continuous Improvement 232 187 442
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 6.32% 4.91% 9.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.99% 5.32% 10.24%
Number of salaries quoted 109 66 188
Birmingham median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £54,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -7.41% +20.00%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £76,500 £71,125 £77,500
West Midlands median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £48,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% -7.22% +2.11%

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 3,321 3,515 4,317
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 90.44% 92.26% 90.26%
Number of salaries quoted 2,377 2,776 3,172
Birmingham median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,625 £26,000
90th Percentile £73,000 £65,000 £68,750
West Midlands median annual salary £44,898 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +12.25% - -

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 22 October 2018.

Salary histogram for Continuous Improvement in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

1 103 (44.40%) Self-Motivation
2 99 (42.67%) Data Centre
3 88 (37.93%) ITIL
4 74 (31.90%) Firewall
4 74 (31.90%) Degree
5 71 (30.60%) Service Delivery
6 68 (29.31%) CheckPoint
7 60 (25.86%) Analytical Skills
8 56 (24.14%) Software Engineering
9 54 (23.28%) Computer Science
10 53 (22.84%) ITIL V3
11 52 (22.41%) Cisco
12 51 (21.98%) Microsoft
13 50 (21.55%) Service Management
13 50 (21.55%) Fortinet
13 50 (21.55%) Computer Science Degree
14 47 (20.26%) ITIL Certification
15 46 (19.83%) Data Protection
16 43 (18.53%) Problem-Solving
17 42 (18.10%) OSPF
18 41 (17.67%) Project Management
19 39 (16.81%) Management Information System
19 39 (16.81%) IT Governance
19 39 (16.81%) Publishing
19 39 (16.81%) Due Diligence
19 39 (16.81%) Presales
20 38 (16.38%) GDPR
21 37 (15.95%) Root Cause Analysis
22 33 (14.22%) Cisco Certification
22 33 (14.22%) VMware

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 (8.19%) SharePoint
2 11 (4.74%) MS Exchange
3 9 (3.88%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.43%) Tomcat
Applications
1 13 (5.60%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (3.02%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (2.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (1.29%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (1.29%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (3.02%) assyst
1 7 (3.02%) Sentinel
2 4 (1.72%) SAP APO
3 2 (0.86%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.86%) SAP CO
3 2 (0.86%) SAP FI
3 2 (0.86%) SAP FI/CO
3 2 (0.86%) SAP FSCM
3 2 (0.86%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.43%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.43%) PeopleSoft HRMS
4 1 (0.43%) SAP QM
Cloud Services
1 27 (11.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (8.19%) PaaS
3 18 (7.76%) IaaS
3 18 (7.76%) Office 365
4 7 (3.02%) SuccessFactors
5 4 (1.72%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (0.86%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.43%) Boomi
7 1 (0.43%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.43%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 74 (31.90%) Firewall
2 42 (18.10%) OSPF
3 30 (12.93%) BGP
3 30 (12.93%) Cisco ASA
3 30 (12.93%) Cisco Nexus
3 30 (12.93%) FWSM
3 30 (12.93%) IPsec
3 30 (12.93%) VPN
4 12 (5.17%) LAN
4 12 (5.17%) WAN
5 9 (3.88%) NetScaler
6 7 (3.02%) DNS
7 5 (2.16%) DHCP
7 5 (2.16%) SNMP
7 5 (2.16%) Software-Defined Networking
8 4 (1.72%) Network Security
9 1 (0.43%) HTTPS
9 1 (0.43%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (7.76%) Relational Database
2 12 (5.17%) SQL Server
3 4 (1.72%) QlikView
4 3 (1.29%) Big Data
4 3 (1.29%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (1.29%) NoSQL
4 3 (1.29%) Power BI
5 2 (0.86%) MySQL
5 2 (0.86%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 2 (0.86%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.43%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.43%) Cosmos DB
6 1 (0.43%) Data Mart
6 1 (0.43%) DB2
6 1 (0.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 30 (12.93%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 4 (1.72%) eCATT
2 4 (1.72%) Git (software)
2 4 (1.72%) Jasmine
2 4 (1.72%) LSMW
3 3 (1.29%) TeamCity
3 3 (1.29%) Visual Studio Team System
4 2 (0.86%) Axure RP
4 2 (0.86%) JIRA
5 1 (0.43%) Bower
5 1 (0.43%) Grunt
5 1 (0.43%) gulp
5 1 (0.43%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.43%) Selenium
5 1 (0.43%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.43%) SpecFlow
5 1 (0.43%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.43%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.43%) VersionOne
5 1 (0.43%) Yeoman
General
1 39 (16.81%) Publishing
2 31 (13.36%) Finance
3 20 (8.62%) Manufacturing
4 18 (7.76%) Retail
5 12 (5.17%) Legal
6 7 (3.02%) Billing
7 4 (1.72%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.86%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.86%) General Ledger
8 2 (0.86%) Marketing
9 1 (0.43%) Advertising
9 1 (0.43%) Back Office
9 1 (0.43%) Games
9 1 (0.43%) Law
Job Titles
1 40 (17.24%) Architect
2 37 (15.95%) Network Engineer
3 28 (12.07%) Senior Network Engineer
3 28 (12.07%) Solutions Architect
4 16 (6.90%) Analyst
5 13 (5.60%) Change Manager
5 13 (5.60%) Consultant
5 13 (5.60%) Developer
6 11 (4.74%) Applications Engineer
6 11 (4.74%) Software Engineer
7 10 (4.31%) Service Manager
8 9 (3.88%) Operations Manager
8 9 (3.88%) Service Operations Manager
9 8 (3.45%) Technical Architect
9 8 (3.45%) Technical Leader
10 7 (3.02%) .NET Developer
10 7 (3.02%) ASP.NET Developer
10 7 (3.02%) Citrix Specialist
10 7 (3.02%) Infrastructure Specialist
10 7 (3.02%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (9.91%) .NET
2 18 (7.76%) .NET Framework
3 16 (6.90%) Hibernate
4 8 (3.45%) ASP.NET
5 7 (3.02%) AngularJS
5 7 (3.02%) ASP.NET MVC
5 7 (3.02%) ASP.NET Web API
6 5 (2.16%) LDAP
7 4 (1.72%) EDI
7 4 (1.72%) IDoc
8 3 (1.29%) Backbone.js
8 3 (1.29%) KnockoutJS
8 3 (1.29%) Web Services
9 2 (0.86%) COM
9 2 (0.86%) JSON
9 2 (0.86%) React
9 2 (0.86%) REST
9 2 (0.86%) RESTful
9 2 (0.86%) SOAP
9 2 (0.86%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 103 (44.40%) Self-Motivation
2 99 (42.67%) Data Centre
3 60 (25.86%) Analytical Skills
4 54 (23.28%) Computer Science
5 39 (16.81%) Management Information System
6 31 (13.36%) CMDB
6 31 (13.36%) PKI
7 18 (7.76%) Mobile App
8 9 (3.88%) Public Cloud
9 7 (3.02%) CESG
9 7 (3.02%) Freedom of Information
9 7 (3.02%) Video Conferencing
10 4 (1.72%) LIMS
11 3 (1.29%) Driving Licence
11 3 (1.29%) Virtual Team
12 2 (0.86%) Data Protection Act
12 2 (0.86%) Greenfield Project
12 2 (0.86%) User Experience
13 1 (0.43%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 26 (11.21%) Windows
2 12 (5.17%) Windows Server
3 11 (4.74%) Mac OS X
4 4 (1.72%) Linux
5 1 (0.43%) Unix
5 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (37.93%) ITIL
2 71 (30.60%) Service Delivery
3 56 (24.14%) Software Engineering
4 53 (22.84%) ITIL V3
5 50 (21.55%) Service Management
6 46 (19.83%) Data Protection
7 43 (18.53%) Problem-Solving
8 41 (17.67%) Project Management
9 39 (16.81%) Due Diligence
9 39 (16.81%) IT Governance
9 39 (16.81%) Presales
10 37 (15.95%) Root Cause Analysis
11 32 (13.79%) Information Security
11 32 (13.79%) Integration Testing
12 29 (12.50%) IT Strategy
13 28 (12.07%) PRINCE2
14 27 (11.64%) Line Management
15 26 (11.21%) Gantt Chart
16 25 (10.78%) SIEM
17 23 (9.91%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 30 (12.93%) SQL
2 26 (11.21%) C#
3 25 (10.78%) JavaScript
4 5 (2.16%) PowerShell
5 4 (1.72%) ABAP
6 3 (1.29%) Python
7 1 (0.43%) C
7 1 (0.43%) C++
7 1 (0.43%) Java
7 1 (0.43%) PHP
Qualifications
1 74 (31.90%) Degree
2 50 (21.55%) Computer Science Degree
3 47 (20.26%) ITIL Certification
4 33 (14.22%) Cisco Certification
5 30 (12.93%) CCNP
6 29 (12.50%) CISSP
7 23 (9.91%) PMI Certification
7 23 (9.91%) PMP
8 20 (8.62%) ISEB
8 20 (8.62%) SC Cleared
8 20 (8.62%) Security Cleared
9 18 (7.76%) CEH
9 18 (7.76%) CompTIA Security+
10 11 (4.74%) CCIE
10 11 (4.74%) CISA
10 11 (4.74%) CISM
10 11 (4.74%) Master's Degree
11 3 (1.29%) CCNA
12 2 (0.86%) ISEB Practitioner
12 2 (0.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (16.38%) GDPR
2 32 (13.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 20 (8.62%) SLA
4 19 (8.19%) QA
5 18 (7.76%) GPG13
6 11 (4.74%) Cyber Essentials
6 11 (4.74%) PCI DSS
7 10 (4.31%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 10 (4.31%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 5 (2.16%) Data Quality
9 4 (1.72%) PMO
10 2 (0.86%) P3O
11 1 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 33 (14.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (3.88%) Hyper-V
2 9 (3.88%) Microsoft App-V
2 9 (3.88%) VMware ESXi
2 9 (3.88%) vSphere
2 9 (3.88%) XenApp
2 9 (3.88%) XenDesktop
3 6 (2.59%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.86%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (3.88%) SCVMM
1 9 (3.88%) vCenter Server
1 9 (3.88%) vMotion
2 3 (1.29%) Cisco IPCC
2 3 (1.29%) SCCM
3 1 (0.43%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.43%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.43%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 68 (29.31%) CheckPoint
2 52 (22.41%) Cisco
3 51 (21.98%) Microsoft
4 50 (21.55%) Fortinet
5 33 (14.22%) VMware
6 30 (12.93%) Citrix
6 30 (12.93%) F5
6 30 (12.93%) Juniper
7 23 (9.91%) HP
8 21 (9.05%) EMC
8 21 (9.05%) NetApp
9 18 (7.76%) Xamarin
10 16 (6.90%) SAP
11 15 (6.47%) Remedy
12 14 (6.03%) ServiceNow
13 9 (3.88%) Ivanti
14 5 (2.16%) CA
15 4 (1.72%) Dell
15 4 (1.72%) Salesforce.com
16 3 (1.29%) Oracle