Period
to 27 May 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 27 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Continual Improvement
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 68 99 77
Rank change year-on-year +31 -22 +31
Permanent jobs citing Continuous Improvement 126 48 71
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 4.06% 2.01% 2.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.39% 2.27% 3.37%
Number of salaries quoted 72 21 60
Cheshire median annual salary £52,500 £35,000 £35,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +50.00% -2.10% -15.88%
10th Percentile £37,500 £23,500 £26,975
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,355 £53,750
North West median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +12.50%

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 2,869 2,118 2,106
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 92.37% 88.81% 88.64%
Number of salaries quoted 2,071 1,639 1,788
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,000 £21,750
90th Percentile £68,750 £60,250 £55,825
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 27 May 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 27 May 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 -8 36 £52,500 -8.70%
Warrington +14 17 £60,000 +126.42% 5
Crewe +10 16 £50,000 +25.00% 2
Northwich - 11 £34,000 -
Chester -3 9 £55,000 +57.15% 2
Runcorn +3 3 £33,750 +3.85%
Wilmslow +3 2 £55,000 +23.02%
Nantwich -15 2 £50,000 +117.39% 1
Alderley Edge - 1 £40,000 - 1
Continuous Improvement
North West

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 63 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (38.89%) Finance
3 38 (30.16%) Analytical Skills
4 37 (29.37%) Java
4 37 (29.37%) Wealth Management
5 36 (28.57%) SQL
5 36 (28.57%) .NET
5 36 (28.57%) Web Services
6 35 (27.78%) Jenkins
7 34 (26.98%) Continuous Integration
7 34 (26.98%) Banking
8 33 (26.19%) Scrum
9 32 (25.40%) DevOps
10 31 (24.60%) Test Automation
11 29 (23.02%) Git (software)
11 29 (23.02%) Investment Banking
12 28 (22.22%) Management Information System
13 27 (21.43%) Information Security
14 26 (20.63%) Risk Management
14 26 (20.63%) C#
15 23 (18.25%) Law
16 22 (17.46%) RESTful
16 22 (17.46%) JIRA
16 22 (17.46%) Secure Coding
17 21 (16.67%) Degree
17 21 (16.67%) T-SQL
18 20 (15.87%) Microsoft
18 20 (15.87%) MVC
18 20 (15.87%) Stakeholder Management
19 19 (15.08%) Middleware

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 14 (11.11%) Sitefinity
2 5 (3.97%) JBoss
3 4 (3.17%) Confluence
3 4 (3.17%) Tomcat
3 4 (3.17%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.59%) Apache
4 2 (1.59%) Jetty
4 2 (1.59%) WebLogic
4 2 (1.59%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 5 (3.97%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (3.97%) MS Visio
2 4 (3.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (1.59%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 8 (6.35%) Dynamics AX
1 8 (6.35%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (1.59%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.79%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.79%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.79%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 17 (13.49%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (10.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (6.35%) Dynamics 365
4 4 (3.17%) OpenShift
5 3 (2.38%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (2.38%) Serverless
6 2 (1.59%) npm
7 1 (0.79%) PaaS
7 1 (0.79%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (8.73%) HTTP
2 5 (3.97%) Network Security
3 3 (2.38%) Internet
4 2 (1.59%) DNS
4 2 (1.59%) SSL
4 2 (1.59%) WAN
5 1 (0.79%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (7.94%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.38%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 3 (2.38%) MariaDB
2 3 (2.38%) MongoDB
2 3 (2.38%) NoSQL
2 3 (2.38%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.79%) DB2
3 1 (0.79%) MySQL
3 1 (0.79%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 35 (27.78%) Jenkins
2 29 (23.02%) Git (software)
3 22 (17.46%) JIRA
4 16 (12.70%) Octopus Deploy
5 14 (11.11%) MSBuild
5 14 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (4.76%) Bitbucket
7 4 (3.17%) Introscope
7 4 (3.17%) JMeter
7 4 (3.17%) LoadRunner
7 4 (3.17%) SoapUI
8 3 (2.38%) JIRA Agile
8 3 (2.38%) Selenium
9 2 (1.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (1.59%) CA Release Automation
9 2 (1.59%) Cucumber
9 2 (1.59%) Geb
9 2 (1.59%) Gradle
9 2 (1.59%) Sonatype Nexus
9 2 (1.59%) TeamCity
General
1 49 (38.89%) Finance
2 34 (26.98%) Banking
3 29 (23.02%) Investment Banking
4 23 (18.25%) Law
5 16 (12.70%) Retail
5 16 (12.70%) Retail Banking
6 6 (4.76%) Corporate Banking
7 5 (3.97%) Legal
8 3 (2.38%) Telecoms
9 2 (1.59%) Billing
9 2 (1.59%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.79%) Advertising
10 1 (0.79%) Italian Language
10 1 (0.79%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 29 (23.02%) Analyst
2 17 (13.49%) Developer
3 13 (10.32%) DevOps Engineer
4 12 (9.52%) .NET Developer
4 12 (9.52%) .NET Software Engineer
4 12 (9.52%) Senior .NET Software Engineer
4 12 (9.52%) Senior Software Engineer
4 12 (9.52%) Software Engineer
5 9 (7.14%) IT Analyst
5 9 (7.14%) Lead DevOps
5 9 (7.14%) Lead DevOps Engineer
6 8 (6.35%) Asset Management Analyst
6 8 (6.35%) Test Analyst
7 7 (5.56%) Administrator
7 7 (5.56%) Security Manager
7 7 (5.56%) Systems Administrator
8 6 (4.76%) C# .NET Developer
8 6 (4.76%) C# Developer
8 6 (4.76%) Project Manager
9 5 (3.97%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (28.57%) .NET
1 36 (28.57%) Web Services
2 22 (17.46%) RESTful
3 19 (15.08%) Middleware
4 17 (13.49%) ASP.NET Web API
5 16 (12.70%) .NET Framework
6 13 (10.32%) REST
7 8 (6.35%) SOAP
8 6 (4.76%) J2EE
9 5 (3.97%) ASP.NET
9 5 (3.97%) ASP.NET MVC
10 3 (2.38%) AngularJS
10 3 (2.38%) HTML
10 3 (2.38%) Spring
10 3 (2.38%) WPF
10 3 (2.38%) XML
11 2 (1.59%) LDAP
11 2 (1.59%) Node.js
11 2 (1.59%) RxJava
11 2 (1.59%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 38 (30.16%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (22.22%) Management Information System
3 6 (4.76%) Greenfield Project
4 5 (3.97%) Mobile App
5 4 (3.17%) CMDB
5 4 (3.17%) PKI
5 4 (3.17%) PMI
5 4 (3.17%) Smart Meter
6 3 (2.38%) CCTV
7 2 (1.59%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.59%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.59%) Mobile Payment
8 1 (0.79%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.79%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.79%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.79%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 14 (11.11%) Linux
1 14 (11.11%) Windows
2 7 (5.56%) Unix
3 2 (1.59%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (29.37%) Wealth Management
3 34 (26.98%) Continuous Integration
4 33 (26.19%) Scrum
5 32 (25.40%) DevOps
6 31 (24.60%) Test Automation
7 27 (21.43%) Information Security
8 26 (20.63%) Risk Management
9 22 (17.46%) Secure Coding
10 20 (15.87%) MVC
10 20 (15.87%) Stakeholder Management
11 17 (13.49%) Configuration Management
11 17 (13.49%) Software Engineering
12 16 (12.70%) Mentoring
13 15 (11.90%) Problem-Solving
13 15 (11.90%) SDLC
14 14 (11.11%) SOLID
15 13 (10.32%) Customer Engagement
15 13 (10.32%) ITIL
16 12 (9.52%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 37 (29.37%) Java
2 36 (28.57%) SQL
3 26 (20.63%) C#
4 21 (16.67%) T-SQL
5 17 (13.49%) VB.NET
6 7 (5.56%) PowerShell
6 7 (5.56%) Python
6 7 (5.56%) Shell Script
7 5 (3.97%) Groovy
8 4 (3.17%) JavaScript
9 3 (2.38%) Bash Shell
9 3 (2.38%) Perl
10 2 (1.59%) Ruby
10 2 (1.59%) VB
11 1 (0.79%) PHP
Qualifications
1 21 (16.67%) Degree
2 9 (7.14%) CISSP
2 9 (7.14%) ISEB
3 8 (6.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (3.97%) GCIH
4 5 (3.97%) GIAC
4 5 (3.97%) Security Cleared
5 4 (3.17%) CISM
5 4 (3.17%) PMI Certification
6 3 (2.38%) CSQA
6 3 (2.38%) CSSLP
6 3 (2.38%) ISTQB
7 2 (1.59%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.79%) CISA
8 1 (0.79%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.79%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.79%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.79%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (11.11%) QA
2 8 (6.35%) GDPR
2 8 (6.35%) MiFID
3 6 (4.76%) SLA
4 4 (3.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (3.17%) PMO
5 1 (0.79%) IEC 61508
5 1 (0.79%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 11 (8.73%) Docker
2 10 (7.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (7.14%) Active Directory
3 9 (7.14%) Hyper-V
3 9 (7.14%) KVM
3 9 (7.14%) VirtualBox
3 9 (7.14%) Xen
Systems Management
1 18 (14.29%) Opscode Chef
2 12 (9.52%) Ansible
3 9 (7.14%) Puppet
4 6 (4.76%) CA Wily
5 5 (3.97%) Kubernetes
6 3 (2.38%) Terraform
7 2 (1.59%) BladeLogic
7 2 (1.59%) Ganglia
7 2 (1.59%) Netcool
7 2 (1.59%) SCCM
7 2 (1.59%) SCOM
8 1 (0.79%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 20 (15.87%) Microsoft
2 17 (13.49%) Oracle
3 14 (11.11%) Xamarin
4 11 (8.73%) IBM
5 10 (7.94%) VMware
6 7 (5.56%) Splunk
7 6 (4.76%) CA
8 5 (3.97%) HP
9 4 (3.17%) AppDynamics
9 4 (3.17%) SOASTA, Inc
10 3 (2.38%) Facebook
10 3 (2.38%) Google
10 3 (2.38%) ServiceNow
11 2 (1.59%) Dynatrace
11 2 (1.59%) New Relic
11 2 (1.59%) Salesforce.com
12 1 (0.79%) Avaya
12 1 (0.79%) Citrix
12 1 (0.79%) JD Edwards
12 1 (0.79%) TIBCO