Period
to 17 February 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 17 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Continual Improvement
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
17 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 77 87 103
Rank change year-on-year +10 +16 +26
Permanent jobs citing Continuous Improvement 124 57 61
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 3.69% 2.64% 2.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.12% 3.01% 2.48%
Number of salaries quoted 70 36 47
Cheshire median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £35,000 £26,250 £24,600
90th Percentile £60,000 £55,625 £65,250
North West median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%

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 3,008 1,894 2,460
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 89.42% 87.69% 86.13%
Number of salaries quoted 2,232 1,538 2,173
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
10th Percentile £27,500 £24,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £66,250 £62,500 £57,500
North West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% - -

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 17 February 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 17 February 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 -13 32 £50,000 -13.04% 2
Chester -3 21 £50,000 -
Warrington -7 12 £54,000 +8.00% 8
Northwich +3 8 £35,000 +2.94%
Runcorn - 5 £33,750 -
Crewe 0 3 - - 1
Wilmslow +17 2 £38,500 -26.67% 2
Macclesfield -10 1 £45,000 -5.26% 1
Alderley Edge - 1 £40,000 -
Continuous Improvement
North West

For the 6 months to 17 February 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 50 (40.32%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (37.10%) Finance
3 36 (29.03%) Risk Management
4 34 (27.42%) Stakeholder Management
5 33 (26.61%) Banking
6 32 (25.81%) Wealth Management
7 31 (25.00%) SQL
8 30 (24.19%) Project Management
9 27 (21.77%) Web Services
9 27 (21.77%) Information Security
10 26 (20.97%) Java
10 26 (20.97%) Test Automation
11 25 (20.16%) Degree
12 24 (19.35%) Investment Banking
12 24 (19.35%) Analytical Skills
13 23 (18.55%) CISSP
14 22 (17.74%) Law
15 21 (16.94%) Microsoft
15 21 (16.94%) .NET
16 19 (15.32%) SOAP
17 18 (14.52%) Scrum
17 18 (14.52%) Cybersecurity
17 18 (14.52%) RESTful
18 17 (13.71%) Root Cause Analysis
18 17 (13.71%) C#
19 16 (12.90%) TDD
19 16 (12.90%) QA
19 16 (12.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
19 16 (12.90%) T-SQL
19 16 (12.90%) SQL Server

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 4 (3.23%) Apache Spark
1 4 (3.23%) JBoss
2 3 (2.42%) Apache
2 3 (2.42%) Confluence
2 3 (2.42%) Sitefinity
3 2 (1.61%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 2 (1.61%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (1.61%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.61%) WebSphere
3 2 (1.61%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (0.81%) Anypoint
4 1 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.81%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (3.23%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (3.23%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (2.42%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.61%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.61%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.61%) SAP GRC
1 2 (1.61%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (0.81%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (0.81%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.81%) SAP EWM
2 1 (0.81%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.23%) PaaS
1 4 (3.23%) SaaS
2 3 (2.42%) IaaS
3 2 (1.61%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.61%) OpenShift
4 1 (0.81%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 1 (0.81%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (0.81%) GitHub
4 1 (0.81%) IBM Blueworks
4 1 (0.81%) Office 365
4 1 (0.81%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 10 (8.06%) HTTP
2 7 (5.65%) Network Security
3 5 (4.03%) Internet
4 2 (1.61%) DHCP
4 2 (1.61%) DNS
4 2 (1.61%) Firewall
4 2 (1.61%) SSL
5 1 (0.81%) LAN
5 1 (0.81%) VoIP
5 1 (0.81%) WAN
5 1 (0.81%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (12.90%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.42%) Big Data
2 3 (2.42%) DB2
3 2 (1.61%) Apache Hive
3 2 (1.61%) GIS
3 2 (1.61%) MongoDB
3 2 (1.61%) SAP BW
4 1 (0.81%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.81%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.81%) MySQL
4 1 (0.81%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (6.45%) Jenkins
2 7 (5.65%) JIRA
3 6 (4.84%) Git (software)
4 4 (3.23%) Maven
4 4 (3.23%) SonarQube
5 3 (2.42%) Bitbucket
5 3 (2.42%) Gradle
5 3 (2.42%) MSBuild
5 3 (2.42%) Octopus Deploy
5 3 (2.42%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (1.61%) Introscope
6 2 (1.61%) JMeter
6 2 (1.61%) LoadRunner
6 2 (1.61%) SoapUI
6 2 (1.61%) Subversion
7 1 (0.81%) Ant
7 1 (0.81%) Apache Ivy
7 1 (0.81%) JUnit
7 1 (0.81%) Selenium
7 1 (0.81%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 46 (37.10%) Finance
2 33 (26.61%) Banking
3 24 (19.35%) Investment Banking
4 22 (17.74%) Law
5 16 (12.90%) Legal
6 4 (3.23%) Retail
6 4 (3.23%) Retail Banking
7 2 (1.61%) Advertising
7 2 (1.61%) Automotive
7 2 (1.61%) Billing
7 2 (1.61%) Corporate Banking
7 2 (1.61%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.81%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.81%) Italian Language
8 1 (0.81%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.81%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 40 (32.26%) Analyst
2 20 (16.13%) Developer
3 17 (13.71%) Security Analyst
4 13 (10.48%) .NET Developer
4 13 (10.48%) C# .NET Developer
4 13 (10.48%) C# Developer
4 13 (10.48%) IT Analyst
5 11 (8.87%) Project Manager
5 11 (8.87%) Test Analyst
6 10 (8.06%) Information Analyst
6 10 (8.06%) Information Security Analyst
7 9 (7.26%) Security Manager
8 8 (6.45%) Asset Management Analyst
9 7 (5.65%) Automation Test Lead
9 7 (5.65%) Scrum Master
9 7 (5.65%) Test Leader
10 6 (4.84%) Operations Analyst
10 6 (4.84%) Security Operations Analyst
10 6 (4.84%) Technical Manager
10 6 (4.84%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (21.77%) Web Services
2 21 (16.94%) .NET
3 19 (15.32%) SOAP
4 18 (14.52%) RESTful
5 10 (8.06%) REST
6 8 (6.45%) JSON
7 7 (5.65%) Middleware
8 6 (4.84%) XML
9 4 (3.23%) .NET Framework
9 4 (3.23%) Hibernate
9 4 (3.23%) Spring
10 3 (2.42%) ASP.NET Web API
10 3 (2.42%) J2EE
11 2 (1.61%) Akka
11 2 (1.61%) Java EE
11 2 (1.61%) Kafka
12 1 (0.81%) ASP.NET MVC
12 1 (0.81%) SAP XI
12 1 (0.81%) Spring MVC
12 1 (0.81%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 24 (19.35%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (12.10%) Management Information System
2 15 (12.10%) Mobile App
3 9 (7.26%) Smart Meter
4 3 (2.42%) CCTV
4 3 (2.42%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.42%) Tandem
5 2 (1.61%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.61%) Driving Licence
5 2 (1.61%) Internet of Things
6 1 (0.81%) CMDB
6 1 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.81%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.81%) Life Science
6 1 (0.81%) PMI
6 1 (0.81%) Smart Energy
6 1 (0.81%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 10 (8.06%) Windows
2 9 (7.26%) Linux
3 8 (6.45%) Unix
4 2 (1.61%) Mac OS
5 1 (0.81%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.81%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.81%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.81%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.81%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (40.32%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (29.03%) Risk Management
3 34 (27.42%) Stakeholder Management
4 32 (25.81%) Wealth Management
5 30 (24.19%) Project Management
6 27 (21.77%) Information Security
7 26 (20.97%) Test Automation
8 18 (14.52%) Cybersecurity
8 18 (14.52%) Scrum
9 17 (13.71%) Root Cause Analysis
10 16 (12.90%) Analytics
10 16 (12.90%) Collaborative Working
10 16 (12.90%) Data Analytics
10 16 (12.90%) Data Security
10 16 (12.90%) Matrix Organization
10 16 (12.90%) Secure Coding
10 16 (12.90%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
10 16 (12.90%) TDD
11 15 (12.10%) BDD
11 15 (12.10%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 31 (25.00%) SQL
2 26 (20.97%) Java
3 17 (13.71%) C#
4 16 (12.90%) T-SQL
5 4 (3.23%) Perl
6 3 (2.42%) VB.NET
7 2 (1.61%) ABAP
7 2 (1.61%) Groovy
7 2 (1.61%) Python
8 1 (0.81%) C
8 1 (0.81%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 25 (20.16%) Degree
2 23 (18.55%) CISSP
3 16 (12.90%) CISA
3 16 (12.90%) CISM
4 8 (6.45%) ISEB
4 8 (6.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 7 (5.65%) GCIH
5 7 (5.65%) GIAC
5 7 (5.65%) Security Cleared
6 6 (4.84%) CRISC
7 3 (2.42%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (2.42%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.81%) CSQA
8 1 (0.81%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.81%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.81%) MCITP
8 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.81%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.81%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (12.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 16 (12.90%) QA
2 8 (6.45%) GDPR
2 8 (6.45%) MiFID
3 6 (4.84%) SLA
4 3 (2.42%) PMO
5 1 (0.81%) IEC 61508
5 1 (0.81%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (2.42%) Docker
2 1 (0.81%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (4.03%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (3.23%) CA Wily
3 3 (2.42%) Ganglia
3 3 (2.42%) Netcool
3 3 (2.42%) SCOM
4 2 (1.61%) BladeLogic
5 1 (0.81%) Puppet
5 1 (0.81%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 21 (16.94%) Microsoft
2 13 (10.48%) Oracle
3 9 (7.26%) Google
4 7 (5.65%) Facebook
5 4 (3.23%) CA
5 4 (3.23%) IBM
5 4 (3.23%) SAP
6 3 (2.42%) AppDynamics
6 3 (2.42%) HP
6 3 (2.42%) Splunk
6 3 (2.42%) Xamarin
7 2 (1.61%) Adobe
7 2 (1.61%) Apigee
7 2 (1.61%) SOASTA, Inc
7 2 (1.61%) Twitter
8 1 (0.81%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.81%) Avaya
8 1 (0.81%) Cisco
8 1 (0.81%) Citrix
8 1 (0.81%) Veeam