Period
to 16 August 2018

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 6 months to 16 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Continual Improvement
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 75 97 66
Rank change year-on-year +22 -31 +42
Permanent jobs citing Continuous Improvement 98 67 73
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 3.37% 2.47% 3.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.61% 2.75% 3.78%
Number of salaries quoted 61 26 61
Cheshire median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +25.00% -16.28%
10th Percentile £34,000 £26,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £66,250 £52,500
North West median annual salary £49,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +3.16% +5.56% -

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 Cheshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Cheshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2,715 2,440 1,933
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 93.27% 90.00% 88.79%
Number of salaries quoted 2,020 1,842 1,630
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £26,503 £25,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £69,100 £60,000 £58,750
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00% -

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 6 months to 16 August 2018.

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 6 months to 16 August 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Knutsford -5 27 £53,750 -10.42% 1
Warrington +15 22 £56,250 +2.27% 10
Crewe +6 14 £50,000 +2.56% 1
Chester -5 5 £47,500 +35.72% 1
Northwich - 3 £33,000 -
Nantwich -12 2 £50,000 +117.39%
Wilmslow -3 1 £55,000 +83.33% 1
Alderley Edge - 1 £45,000 -
Continuous Improvement
North West

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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Continuous Improvement.

1 49 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (35.71%) Finance
3 31 (31.63%) Continuous Integration
4 30 (30.61%) Jenkins
4 30 (30.61%) Scrum
4 30 (30.61%) DevOps
5 28 (28.57%) Java
6 26 (26.53%) .NET
6 26 (26.53%) Git (software)
7 23 (23.47%) Information Security
7 23 (23.47%) Banking
8 22 (22.45%) Investment Banking
8 22 (22.45%) Management Information System
8 22 (22.45%) Test Automation
8 22 (22.45%) Wealth Management
9 20 (20.41%) JIRA
10 19 (19.39%) C#
10 19 (19.39%) Web Services
10 19 (19.39%) Analytical Skills
11 18 (18.37%) Risk Management
12 17 (17.35%) MVC
12 17 (17.35%) Law
12 17 (17.35%) SQL
12 17 (17.35%) Degree
12 17 (17.35%) Amazon AWS
13 15 (15.31%) Microsoft Azure
13 15 (15.31%) Opscode Chef
13 15 (15.31%) ASP.NET Web API
13 15 (15.31%) VB.NET
13 15 (15.31%) ITIL

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 11 (11.22%) Sitefinity
2 3 (3.06%) Confluence
3 2 (2.04%) JBoss
3 2 (2.04%) Jetty
3 2 (2.04%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.04%) Tomcat
3 2 (2.04%) WebLogic
3 2 (2.04%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (5.10%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (5.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 4 (4.08%) MS Visio
3 3 (3.06%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 9 (9.18%) Dynamics AX
1 9 (9.18%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (2.04%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 17 (17.35%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (15.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (9.18%) Dynamics 365
4 4 (4.08%) OpenShift
5 3 (3.06%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (3.06%) Serverless
6 2 (2.04%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.06%) HTTP
1 3 (3.06%) Network Security
1 3 (3.06%) WAN
2 2 (2.04%) DNS
2 2 (2.04%) Internet
3 1 (1.02%) Intranet
3 1 (1.02%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.08%) NoSQL
1 4 (4.08%) PostgreSQL
1 4 (4.08%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.06%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 3 (3.06%) MariaDB
2 3 (3.06%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.02%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 30 (30.61%) Jenkins
2 26 (26.53%) Git (software)
3 20 (20.41%) JIRA
4 13 (13.27%) Octopus Deploy
5 12 (12.24%) Team Foundation Server
6 11 (11.22%) MSBuild
7 6 (6.12%) Bitbucket
8 4 (4.08%) JIRA Agile
9 3 (3.06%) Selenium
9 3 (3.06%) Visual Studio
10 2 (2.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (2.04%) Cucumber
10 2 (2.04%) Gradle
10 2 (2.04%) Introscope
10 2 (2.04%) JMeter
10 2 (2.04%) LoadRunner
10 2 (2.04%) SoapUI
10 2 (2.04%) Subversion
10 2 (2.04%) TeamCity
10 2 (2.04%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 35 (35.71%) Finance
2 23 (23.47%) Banking
3 22 (22.45%) Investment Banking
4 17 (17.35%) Law
5 14 (14.29%) Retail
6 12 (12.24%) Retail Banking
7 7 (7.14%) Legal
8 5 (5.10%) Corporate Banking
8 5 (5.10%) Telecoms
9 2 (2.04%) Billing
9 2 (2.04%) Financial Institution
9 2 (2.04%) Manufacturing
10 1 (1.02%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 18 (18.37%) Analyst
2 14 (14.29%) DevOps Engineer
3 13 (13.27%) Developer
4 9 (9.18%) .NET Software Engineer
4 9 (9.18%) Lead DevOps
4 9 (9.18%) Lead DevOps Engineer
4 9 (9.18%) Senior .NET Software Engineer
4 9 (9.18%) Senior Software Engineer
4 9 (9.18%) Software Engineer
5 8 (8.16%) Administrator
5 8 (8.16%) Systems Administrator
6 7 (7.14%) .NET Developer
7 6 (6.12%) Security Analyst
8 4 (4.08%) Information Analyst
8 4 (4.08%) Information Security Analyst
8 4 (4.08%) Test Manager
9 3 (3.06%) Planning Manager
9 3 (3.06%) Scrum Master
9 3 (3.06%) Security Manager
9 3 (3.06%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (26.53%) .NET
2 19 (19.39%) Web Services
3 15 (15.31%) ASP.NET Web API
4 13 (13.27%) Middleware
4 13 (13.27%) RESTful
5 12 (12.24%) .NET Framework
6 6 (6.12%) ASP.NET
7 5 (5.10%) AngularJS
7 5 (5.10%) ASP.NET MVC
7 5 (5.10%) REST
7 5 (5.10%) WPF
8 4 (4.08%) HTML
8 4 (4.08%) J2EE
9 2 (2.04%) Node.js
9 2 (2.04%) RAML
9 2 (2.04%) RxJava
9 2 (2.04%) Spring
9 2 (2.04%) Swagger
9 2 (2.04%) XML
9 2 (2.04%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 22 (22.45%) Management Information System
2 19 (19.39%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (6.12%) Greenfield Project
4 4 (4.08%) PKI
4 4 (4.08%) Smart Meter
5 3 (3.06%) CMDB
5 3 (3.06%) Mobile Payment
5 3 (3.06%) PMI
6 2 (2.04%) Data Centre
7 1 (1.02%) Algorithms
7 1 (1.02%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.02%) Life Science
7 1 (1.02%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 13 (13.27%) Windows
2 12 (12.24%) Linux
3 4 (4.08%) Unix
4 2 (2.04%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (31.63%) Continuous Integration
3 30 (30.61%) DevOps
3 30 (30.61%) Scrum
4 23 (23.47%) Information Security
5 22 (22.45%) Test Automation
5 22 (22.45%) Wealth Management
6 18 (18.37%) Risk Management
7 17 (17.35%) MVC
8 15 (15.31%) Configuration Management
8 15 (15.31%) ITIL
8 15 (15.31%) SDLC
9 14 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
10 13 (13.27%) Mentoring
10 13 (13.27%) Secure Coding
11 12 (12.24%) Software Engineering
11 12 (12.24%) Stakeholder Management
12 11 (11.22%) SOLID
13 10 (10.20%) Process Improvement
13 10 (10.20%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (28.57%) Java
2 19 (19.39%) C#
3 17 (17.35%) SQL
4 15 (15.31%) VB.NET
5 13 (13.27%) T-SQL
6 7 (7.14%) JavaScript
6 7 (7.14%) PowerShell
6 7 (7.14%) Shell Script
7 6 (6.12%) Python
8 5 (5.10%) Groovy
9 3 (3.06%) Bash Shell
10 2 (2.04%) Ruby
10 2 (2.04%) VB
11 1 (1.02%) Perl
11 1 (1.02%) PHP
11 1 (1.02%) VBA
Qualifications
1 17 (17.35%) Degree
2 8 (8.16%) CISSP
3 5 (5.10%) CISM
4 3 (3.06%) CSSLP
4 3 (3.06%) GCIH
4 3 (3.06%) GIAC
4 3 (3.06%) PMI Certification
4 3 (3.06%) Security Cleared
5 2 (2.04%) CISA
5 2 (2.04%) CSQA
5 2 (2.04%) DBS Check
5 2 (2.04%) ISTQB
6 1 (1.02%) ISEB
6 1 (1.02%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (12.24%) QA
2 7 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (4.08%) PMO
4 3 (3.06%) SLA
5 2 (2.04%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (2.04%) GDPR
System Software
1 10 (10.20%) Docker
2 9 (9.18%) Active Directory
2 9 (9.18%) Hyper-V
2 9 (9.18%) KVM
2 9 (9.18%) VirtualBox
2 9 (9.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (9.18%) Xen
Systems Management
1 15 (15.31%) Opscode Chef
2 12 (12.24%) Ansible
3 9 (9.18%) Puppet
4 6 (6.12%) Kubernetes
5 3 (3.06%) Terraform
6 2 (2.04%) CA Wily
6 2 (2.04%) SCCM
7 1 (1.02%) Ganglia
7 1 (1.02%) Netcool
7 1 (1.02%) SCOM
7 1 (1.02%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 15 (15.31%) Microsoft
2 12 (12.24%) Xamarin
3 9 (9.18%) Oracle
3 9 (9.18%) VMware
4 7 (7.14%) IBM
5 6 (6.12%) Splunk
6 3 (3.06%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (3.06%) ServiceNow
7 2 (2.04%) AppDynamics
7 2 (2.04%) CA
7 2 (2.04%) Dynatrace
7 2 (2.04%) HP
7 2 (2.04%) JD Edwards
7 2 (2.04%) New Relic
7 2 (2.04%) SOASTA, Inc
8 1 (1.02%) TOWER Software