The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 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 3 months to 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Continual Improvement
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 74 51 86
Rank change year-on-year -23 +35  
Permanent jobs citing Continuous Improvement 45 34 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 3.10% 3.58% 2.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.52% 4.19% 2.41%
Number of salaries quoted 14 29 25
Median salary £35,000 £35,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.40% -21.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,250 £27,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £61,000 £44,500 £50,750
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.55% -  

Continuous Improvement is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Cheshire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1278 811 1537
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 88.14% 85.46% 90.73%
Number of salaries quoted 3355 2561 4970
Median salary £42,500 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £22,500 £26,250
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £61,250 £59,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Continuous Improvement
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Continuous Improvement in Cheshire

Continuous Improvement
Salary Trend in Cheshire

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

Salary trend for Continuous Improvement in Cheshire

Continuous Improvement
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement in Cheshire over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Continuous Improvement in Cheshire

Continuous Improvement
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 28 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Knutsford - 23 £60,000 - 2
Chester +6 6 £35,000 +20.68%
Warrington -14 6 £55,000 +103.70% 1
Runcorn - 6 £32,500 -
Wilmslow -14 1 £30,000 -39.71% 1
Crewe -26 1 £40,000 +11.11% 1
Nantwich - 1 £23,000 -
Continuous Improvement
North West

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Continuous Improvement.

1 23 (39.66%) Finance
2 18 (31.03%) Risk Management
2 18 (31.03%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (29.31%) Java
3 17 (29.31%) SQL
3 17 (29.31%) Windows
4 13 (22.41%) Linux
5 10 (17.24%) ITIL
5 10 (17.24%) Test Automation
6 9 (15.52%) Change Management
6 9 (15.52%) Banking
6 9 (15.52%) Software Engineering
6 9 (15.52%) XML
6 9 (15.52%) Microsoft
7 8 (13.79%) Project Management
7 8 (13.79%) Web Services
7 8 (13.79%) SDLC
8 7 (12.07%) SonarQube
8 7 (12.07%) User Experience
8 7 (12.07%) Analytical Skills
8 7 (12.07%) Degree
8 7 (12.07%) JSON
8 7 (12.07%) Mac OS
8 7 (12.07%) Git (software)
8 7 (12.07%) OOP
8 7 (12.07%) OO
8 7 (12.07%) Oracle
8 7 (12.07%) Subversion
8 7 (12.07%) TDD
8 7 (12.07%) Stakeholder Management

Continuous Improvement
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 1 (1.72%) Adobe Experience Manager
1 1 (1.72%) SAP EP
Applications
1 6 (10.34%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (6.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (5.17%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (3.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (3.45%) SAP EWM
2 1 (1.72%) BASE24
2 1 (1.72%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (1.72%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.62%) IaaS
2 2 (3.45%) IBM Blueworks
2 2 (3.45%) Office 365
3 1 (1.72%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.72%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.90%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.17%) GIS
3 2 (3.45%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.72%) MariaDB
4 1 (1.72%) MySQL
4 1 (1.72%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (12.07%) Git (software)
1 7 (12.07%) SonarQube
1 7 (12.07%) Subversion
2 1 (1.72%) Android Studio
2 1 (1.72%) Babel
2 1 (1.72%) Grunt
2 1 (1.72%) gulp
2 1 (1.72%) Jasmine
2 1 (1.72%) PhantomJS
2 1 (1.72%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.72%) Visual Composer
2 1 (1.72%) webpack
General
1 23 (39.66%) Finance
2 9 (15.52%) Banking
3 4 (6.90%) Investment Banking
4 3 (5.17%) Corporate Banking
4 3 (5.17%) Financial Institution
4 3 (5.17%) Legal
4 3 (5.17%) Manufacturing
4 3 (5.17%) Marketing
4 3 (5.17%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (3.45%) Billing
5 2 (3.45%) Law
6 1 (1.72%) Advertising
6 1 (1.72%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (29.31%) Analyst
2 10 (17.24%) Developer
3 6 (10.34%) Designer
3 6 (10.34%) Senior Designer
3 6 (10.34%) Senior UX Designer
3 6 (10.34%) Service Manager
3 6 (10.34%) UX Designer
4 5 (8.62%) Java Developer
4 5 (8.62%) Report Analyst
5 4 (6.90%) Support Analyst
5 4 (6.90%) Technical Manager
5 4 (6.90%) Technical Services Manager
6 3 (5.17%) Administrator
6 3 (5.17%) Applications Support
6 3 (5.17%) Business Analyst
6 3 (5.17%) Excel Analyst
6 3 (5.17%) SQL Analyst
6 3 (5.17%) SQL Reporting Analyst
7 2 (3.45%) Consultant
7 2 (3.45%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (15.52%) XML
2 8 (13.79%) Web Services
3 7 (12.07%) JSON
4 6 (10.34%) Hibernate
4 6 (10.34%) SOAP
4 6 (10.34%) Spring
5 5 (8.62%) Java EE
6 4 (6.90%) HTML
7 3 (5.17%) EDI
8 2 (3.45%) EDIFACT
8 2 (3.45%) IDoc
8 2 (3.45%) XSLT
9 1 (1.72%) COM+
9 1 (1.72%) CSS
9 1 (1.72%) CSS3
9 1 (1.72%) HTML5
9 1 (1.72%) jQuery
9 1 (1.72%) LESS
9 1 (1.72%) REST
9 1 (1.72%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.07%) Analytical Skills
1 7 (12.07%) User Experience
2 4 (6.90%) Data Centre
2 4 (6.90%) Management Information System
3 3 (5.17%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.45%) Contactless
4 2 (3.45%) Life Science
5 1 (1.72%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.72%) IVR
5 1 (1.72%) PKI
5 1 (1.72%) Smart Energy
5 1 (1.72%) Smart Meter
5 1 (1.72%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 17 (29.31%) Windows
2 13 (22.41%) Linux
3 7 (12.07%) Mac OS
4 5 (8.62%) Windows 7
5 4 (6.90%) Windows 10
5 4 (6.90%) Windows Server
6 3 (5.17%) AIX
6 3 (5.17%) Unix
6 3 (5.17%) Windows 8
7 2 (3.45%) Android
8 1 (1.72%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (31.03%) Agile Software Development
1 18 (31.03%) Risk Management
2 10 (17.24%) ITIL
2 10 (17.24%) Test Automation
3 9 (15.52%) Change Management
3 9 (15.52%) Software Engineering
4 8 (13.79%) Project Management
4 8 (13.79%) SDLC
5 7 (12.07%) OO
5 7 (12.07%) OOP
5 7 (12.07%) Stakeholder Management
5 7 (12.07%) TDD
6 6 (10.34%) Adaptive Web Design
6 6 (10.34%) E-Commerce
6 6 (10.34%) Line Management
7 5 (8.62%) Business Analysis
7 5 (8.62%) Process Improvement
8 4 (6.90%) Incident Management
8 4 (6.90%) Service Delivery
8 4 (6.90%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (29.31%) Java
1 17 (29.31%) SQL
2 6 (10.34%) JavaScript
3 3 (5.17%) VBA
4 2 (3.45%) Perl
4 2 (3.45%) Python
4 2 (3.45%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.72%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.72%) VB
5 1 (1.72%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (12.07%) Degree
2 2 (3.45%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (3.45%) SAP Certification
3 1 (1.72%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.72%) MCP
3 1 (1.72%) MCSA
3 1 (1.72%) MCSE
3 1 (1.72%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.45%) QA
2 1 (1.72%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (6.90%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.45%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (3.45%) CA Wily
1 2 (3.45%) Graphite
2 1 (1.72%) Netcool
Vendors
1 9 (15.52%) Microsoft
2 7 (12.07%) Oracle
3 5 (8.62%) SAP
4 4 (6.90%) ServiceNow
5 2 (3.45%) AppDynamics
5 2 (3.45%) IBM
5 2 (3.45%) IBM Sterling
5 2 (3.45%) Splunk
6 1 (1.72%) Adobe
6 1 (1.72%) CA
6 1 (1.72%) Citrix
6 1 (1.72%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.72%) Sun
6 1 (1.72%) VMware
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