Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Continual Improvement
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 78 77 128
Rank change year-on-year -1 +51 -17
Permanent jobs citing Continuous Improvement 110 73 60
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 3.58% 3.22% 1.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.03% 3.68% 2.12%
Number of salaries quoted 54 57 41
Cheshire median annual salary £50,000 £42,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +19.05% -11.58% +7.95%
10th Percentile £35,000 £27,000 £27,000
90th Percentile £58,750 £53,287 £60,000
North West median annual salary £48,750 £45,000 £45,250
% change year-on-year +8.33% -0.55% +5.23%

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 2732 1984 2834
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 88.82% 87.44% 88.42%
Number of salaries quoted 2059 1678 2397
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% -6.25% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £22,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +1.27%

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 22 November 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 6 months to 22 November 2017. 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 38 £50,000 -
Chester +8 21 £45,000 +48.76% 1
Warrington -11 16 £55,000 +10.00% 1
Runcorn - 3 £37,500 -
Wilmslow +11 1 £22,000 -56.14%
Crewe +2 1 £57,500 -
Macclesfield -5 1 £45,000 -5.26%
Continuous Improvement
North West

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 42 (38.18%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (36.36%) Risk Management
3 37 (33.64%) Finance
4 29 (26.36%) Project Management
5 26 (23.64%) Banking
6 25 (22.73%) Stakeholder Management
7 24 (21.82%) Information Security
8 23 (20.91%) Java
8 23 (20.91%) ITIL
9 22 (20.00%) Degree
10 21 (19.09%) CISSP
11 20 (18.18%) Windows
12 19 (17.27%) SQL
12 19 (17.27%) Law
12 19 (17.27%) Test Automation
12 19 (17.27%) Cybersecurity
13 18 (16.36%) Microsoft
14 17 (15.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 17 (15.45%) Wealth Management
14 17 (15.45%) Investment Banking
15 16 (14.55%) SOAP
15 16 (14.55%) Linux
15 16 (14.55%) CISA
15 16 (14.55%) CISM
15 16 (14.55%) Legal
15 16 (14.55%) SDLC
15 16 (14.55%) Collaborative Working
16 15 (13.64%) Matrix Organization
16 15 (13.64%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
16 15 (13.64%) Data Analytics

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 (3.64%) Apache Spark
2 2 (1.82%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 2 (1.82%) Confluence
2 2 (1.82%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.91%) Anypoint
3 1 (0.91%) Apache
3 1 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (0.91%) JBoss
3 1 (0.91%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.91%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (6.36%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (5.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (4.55%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (2.73%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.91%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (3.64%) SAP EWM
2 3 (2.73%) SAP SD
3 2 (1.82%) SAP GRC
3 2 (1.82%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.91%) SAP LE
4 1 (0.91%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.64%) IaaS
2 3 (2.73%) IBM Blueworks
2 3 (2.73%) PaaS
2 3 (2.73%) SaaS
3 2 (1.82%) Office 365
4 1 (0.91%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.91%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 1 (0.91%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (0.91%) GitHub
4 1 (0.91%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.91%) OpenShift
4 1 (0.91%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.55%) Network Security
2 4 (3.64%) Internet
3 3 (2.73%) DHCP
3 3 (2.73%) DNS
4 2 (1.82%) Firewall
4 2 (1.82%) HTTP
5 1 (0.91%) LAN
5 1 (0.91%) Skype
5 1 (0.91%) VoIP
5 1 (0.91%) WAN
5 1 (0.91%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.27%) SQL Server
2 7 (6.36%) GIS
3 5 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (2.73%) Big Data
4 3 (2.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (2.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (2.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.82%) Apache Hive
5 2 (1.82%) DB2
5 2 (1.82%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.82%) NoSQL
5 2 (1.82%) SAP BW
6 1 (0.91%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.91%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 9 (8.18%) SonarQube
2 7 (6.36%) Git (software)
2 7 (6.36%) Subversion
3 3 (2.73%) Gradle
3 3 (2.73%) JIRA
3 3 (2.73%) Maven
4 2 (1.82%) Bitbucket
4 2 (1.82%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.91%) Android Studio
5 1 (0.91%) Ant
5 1 (0.91%) Apache Ivy
5 1 (0.91%) Babel
5 1 (0.91%) Grunt
5 1 (0.91%) gulp
5 1 (0.91%) Jasmine
5 1 (0.91%) JUnit
5 1 (0.91%) PhantomJS
5 1 (0.91%) Selenium
5 1 (0.91%) webpack
General
1 37 (33.64%) Finance
2 26 (23.64%) Banking
3 19 (17.27%) Law
4 17 (15.45%) Investment Banking
5 16 (14.55%) Legal
6 4 (3.64%) Billing
7 3 (2.73%) Corporate Banking
7 3 (2.73%) Financial Institution
7 3 (2.73%) Manufacturing
8 2 (1.82%) Automotive
9 1 (0.91%) Advertising
9 1 (0.91%) Marketing
9 1 (0.91%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.91%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 32 (29.09%) Analyst
2 18 (16.36%) Developer
3 15 (13.64%) Security Analyst
4 10 (9.09%) Information Analyst
4 10 (9.09%) Information Security Analyst
5 7 (6.36%) .NET Developer
5 7 (6.36%) C# .NET Developer
5 7 (6.36%) C# Developer
5 7 (6.36%) Java Developer
6 6 (5.45%) Automation Test Lead
6 6 (5.45%) Test Leader
7 5 (4.55%) Business Analyst
7 5 (4.55%) Head of Business Intelligence
7 5 (4.55%) Operations Analyst
7 5 (4.55%) Project Manager
7 5 (4.55%) SAP Analyst
7 5 (4.55%) SAP Business Analyst
7 5 (4.55%) Security Manager
7 5 (4.55%) Security Operations Analyst
8 4 (3.64%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (14.55%) SOAP
2 15 (13.64%) Web Services
3 12 (10.91%) JSON
4 10 (9.09%) XML
5 9 (8.18%) RESTful
6 7 (6.36%) .NET
6 7 (6.36%) Hibernate
7 6 (5.45%) Spring
8 5 (4.55%) Java EE
9 4 (3.64%) EDI
9 4 (3.64%) IDoc
10 3 (2.73%) SAP XI
11 2 (1.82%) Akka
11 2 (1.82%) HTML
11 2 (1.82%) Kafka
11 2 (1.82%) Middleware
11 2 (1.82%) REST
12 1 (0.91%) Angular 2
12 1 (0.91%) CSS3
12 1 (0.91%) React
Miscellaneous
1 11 (10.00%) Mobile App
2 8 (7.27%) Management Information System
3 7 (6.36%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (6.36%) Smart Meter
4 4 (3.64%) User Experience
5 3 (2.73%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.73%) Data Centre
5 3 (2.73%) Tandem
6 2 (1.82%) Contactless
6 2 (1.82%) Internet of Things
6 2 (1.82%) Life Science
7 1 (0.91%) Cyber Defence
7 1 (0.91%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.91%) FMCG
7 1 (0.91%) Smart Energy
Operating Systems
1 20 (18.18%) Windows
2 16 (14.55%) Linux
3 7 (6.36%) Mac OS
4 6 (5.45%) Unix
5 3 (2.73%) Windows 7
5 3 (2.73%) Windows Server
6 2 (1.82%) AIX
6 2 (1.82%) Windows 10
6 2 (1.82%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.91%) Android
7 1 (0.91%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.91%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.91%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (38.18%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (36.36%) Risk Management
3 29 (26.36%) Project Management
4 25 (22.73%) Stakeholder Management
5 24 (21.82%) Information Security
6 23 (20.91%) ITIL
7 19 (17.27%) Cybersecurity
7 19 (17.27%) Test Automation
8 17 (15.45%) Wealth Management
9 16 (14.55%) Collaborative Working
9 16 (14.55%) SDLC
10 15 (13.64%) Analytics
10 15 (13.64%) Change Management
10 15 (13.64%) Data Analytics
10 15 (13.64%) Data Security
10 15 (13.64%) Matrix Organization
10 15 (13.64%) Root Cause Analysis
10 15 (13.64%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
10 15 (13.64%) TDD
11 12 (10.91%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 23 (20.91%) Java
2 19 (17.27%) SQL
3 7 (6.36%) C#
3 7 (6.36%) T-SQL
4 5 (4.55%) JavaScript
5 3 (2.73%) Python
6 2 (1.82%) ABAP
6 2 (1.82%) Perl
7 1 (0.91%) C
7 1 (0.91%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 22 (20.00%) Degree
2 21 (19.09%) CISSP
3 16 (14.55%) CISA
3 16 (14.55%) CISM
4 7 (6.36%) CRISC
5 5 (4.55%) GCIH
5 5 (4.55%) GIAC
5 5 (4.55%) SAP Certification
5 5 (4.55%) Security Cleared
6 3 (2.73%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (1.82%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.91%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 1 (0.91%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.91%) CISMP
8 1 (0.91%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.91%) MCITP
8 1 (0.91%) MCP
8 1 (0.91%) MCSA
8 1 (0.91%) MCSE
8 1 (0.91%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (15.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (11.82%) QA
3 3 (2.73%) SLA
4 2 (1.82%) PMO
5 1 (0.91%) COBIT
5 1 (0.91%) GDPR
System Software
1 2 (1.82%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.91%) Docker
2 1 (0.91%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.91%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (1.82%) CA Wily
1 2 (1.82%) Ganglia
1 2 (1.82%) Graphite
1 2 (1.82%) Netcool
1 2 (1.82%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (1.82%) SCOM
2 1 (0.91%) Puppet
2 1 (0.91%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 18 (16.36%) Microsoft
2 8 (7.27%) Oracle
2 8 (7.27%) SAP
3 6 (5.45%) Google
4 5 (4.55%) Tableau
5 4 (3.64%) Facebook
5 4 (3.64%) Splunk
6 3 (2.73%) AppDynamics
7 2 (1.82%) Adobe
7 2 (1.82%) Apigee
7 2 (1.82%) ServiceNow
7 2 (1.82%) Twitter
8 1 (0.91%) Apple
8 1 (0.91%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.91%) CA
8 1 (0.91%) Cisco
8 1 (0.91%) IBM
8 1 (0.91%) MuleSoft
8 1 (0.91%) VMware