Period
to 14 November 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 14 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Continual Improvement
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 74 72 79
Rank change year-on-year -2 +7 +41
Permanent jobs citing Continuous Improvement 87 110 73
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 3.33% 3.64% 3.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.58% 4.02% 3.61%
Number of salaries quoted 56 53 60
Cheshire median annual salary £45,750 £50,000 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.50% +19.05% -11.58%
10th Percentile £32,500 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,750 £53,055
North West median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.26% +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 2,433 2,733 2,023
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 93.22% 90.35% 89.20%
Number of salaries quoted 1,848 2,066 1,720
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +13.33% -6.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £22,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £64,500 £60,000
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -

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 14 November 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 14 November 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
Warrington +12 21 £47,500 -13.64% 4
Knutsford -1 19 £55,000 - 1
Northwich - 4 £46,250 -
Wilmslow -9 3 £40,000 +81.82% 1
Crewe +7 2 £50,000 -13.04%
Chester -10 2 £41,250 -8.33% 1
Macclesfield +19 1 £40,000 -11.11%
Nantwich -10 1 £50,000 +117.39%
Alderley Edge - 1 £45,000 -
Continuous Improvement
North West

For the 6 months to 14 November 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 44 (50.57%) Finance
2 28 (32.18%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (26.44%) Risk Management
4 22 (25.29%) Wealth Management
5 21 (24.14%) Banking
6 20 (22.99%) Investment Banking
7 18 (20.69%) Law
8 16 (18.39%) Scrum
9 15 (17.24%) Microsoft
10 14 (16.09%) ITIL
11 12 (13.79%) Process Improvement
11 12 (13.79%) DevOps
12 11 (12.64%) QA
12 11 (12.64%) ERP
12 11 (12.64%) Oracle
12 11 (12.64%) Six Sigma
13 10 (11.49%) Stakeholder Management
13 10 (11.49%) Lean Six Sigma
13 10 (11.49%) Test Automation
13 10 (11.49%) PMO
14 9 (10.34%) Dynamics 365
14 9 (10.34%) Problem-Solving
14 9 (10.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
14 9 (10.34%) Information Security
14 9 (10.34%) .NET
14 9 (10.34%) Java
14 9 (10.34%) SQL
15 8 (9.20%) C#
15 8 (9.20%) ISEB
15 8 (9.20%) Business Analysis

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 2 (2.30%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.15%) Confluence
Applications
1 9 (10.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 7 (8.05%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (5.75%) MS Visio
4 4 (4.60%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (2.30%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (5.75%) Dynamics AX
1 5 (5.75%) Oracle ERP
2 4 (4.60%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (2.30%) SAP SD
4 1 (1.15%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 9 (10.34%) Dynamics 365
2 6 (6.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (5.75%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.15%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.15%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.45%) HTTP
2 2 (2.30%) DNS
3 1 (1.15%) Intranet
3 1 (1.15%) Network Security
3 1 (1.15%) SSH
3 1 (1.15%) WAN
3 1 (1.15%) WebEx
3 1 (1.15%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.45%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.15%) DB2
2 1 (1.15%) MySQL
2 1 (1.15%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.15%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (4.60%) Git (software)
1 4 (4.60%) Jenkins
2 3 (3.45%) JIRA
3 2 (2.30%) Introscope
3 2 (2.30%) JMeter
3 2 (2.30%) LoadRunner
3 2 (2.30%) SoapUI
3 2 (2.30%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.15%) Artifactory
4 1 (1.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (1.15%) Bitbucket
4 1 (1.15%) Gradle
4 1 (1.15%) Jasmine
4 1 (1.15%) JIRA Agile
4 1 (1.15%) Selenium
4 1 (1.15%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (1.15%) SpecFlow
4 1 (1.15%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 44 (50.57%) Finance
2 21 (24.14%) Banking
3 20 (22.99%) Investment Banking
4 18 (20.69%) Law
5 5 (5.75%) Manufacturing
6 4 (4.60%) Billing
6 4 (4.60%) Legal
7 3 (3.45%) Telecoms
8 2 (2.30%) Corporate Banking
8 2 (2.30%) Financial Institution
8 2 (2.30%) Retail
9 1 (1.15%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 36 (41.38%) Analyst
2 10 (11.49%) Administrator
3 8 (9.20%) Business Analyst
3 8 (9.20%) Systems Administrator
4 6 (6.90%) Developer
4 6 (6.90%) Information Analyst
4 6 (6.90%) Information Security Analyst
4 6 (6.90%) Security Analyst
5 5 (5.75%) Continuous Improvement Manager
5 5 (5.75%) Logistics Analyst
5 5 (5.75%) Systems Analyst
5 5 (5.75%) Test Manager
6 4 (4.60%) DevOps Engineer
6 4 (4.60%) PMO Analyst
6 4 (4.60%) PMO Lead
7 3 (3.45%) Lead DevOps
7 3 (3.45%) Lead DevOps Engineer
7 3 (3.45%) Planning Manager
7 3 (3.45%) Software Developer
7 3 (3.45%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (10.34%) .NET
2 5 (5.75%) Web Services
3 4 (4.60%) AngularJS
4 3 (3.45%) ASP.NET
4 3 (3.45%) HTML
4 3 (3.45%) REST
4 3 (3.45%) WPF
5 2 (2.30%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (2.30%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (2.30%) J2EE
5 2 (2.30%) Middleware
6 1 (1.15%) .NET Core
6 1 (1.15%) Apache Flex
6 1 (1.15%) CSS
6 1 (1.15%) Gherkin
6 1 (1.15%) Google Closure
6 1 (1.15%) HTML5
6 1 (1.15%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (1.15%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.60%) Greenfield Project
2 4 (4.60%) User Experience
3 3 (3.45%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.45%) PMI
4 2 (2.30%) Analytical Mindset
4 2 (2.30%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.30%) FMCG
4 2 (2.30%) Mobile Payment
4 2 (2.30%) PKI
4 2 (2.30%) Smart Meter
5 1 (1.15%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.15%) CMDB
5 1 (1.15%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (1.15%) Life Science
5 1 (1.15%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 6 (6.90%) Linux
2 5 (5.75%) Windows
3 3 (3.45%) Unix
4 2 (2.30%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (32.18%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (26.44%) Risk Management
3 22 (25.29%) Wealth Management
4 16 (18.39%) Scrum
5 14 (16.09%) ITIL
6 12 (13.79%) DevOps
6 12 (13.79%) Process Improvement
7 11 (12.64%) ERP
7 11 (12.64%) Six Sigma
8 10 (11.49%) Lean Six Sigma
8 10 (11.49%) Stakeholder Management
8 10 (11.49%) Test Automation
9 9 (10.34%) Information Security
9 9 (10.34%) Problem-Solving
10 8 (9.20%) Business Analysis
10 8 (9.20%) Organisational Awareness
10 8 (9.20%) Resource Management
11 7 (8.05%) Business Process Analysis
11 7 (8.05%) Continuous Integration
11 7 (8.05%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 9 (10.34%) Java
1 9 (10.34%) SQL
2 8 (9.20%) C#
3 6 (6.90%) PowerShell
4 3 (3.45%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.30%) Perl
5 2 (2.30%) Python
5 2 (2.30%) T-SQL
5 2 (2.30%) VB.NET
5 2 (2.30%) VBScript
6 1 (1.15%) C++
6 1 (1.15%) Groovy
6 1 (1.15%) PHP
6 1 (1.15%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.15%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.15%) TypeScript
6 1 (1.15%) VBA
Qualifications
1 8 (9.20%) ISEB
2 4 (4.60%) CISM
2 4 (4.60%) CISSP
2 4 (4.60%) Degree
3 3 (3.45%) CISA
3 3 (3.45%) PMI Certification
3 3 (3.45%) PMP
4 2 (2.30%) CSQA
4 2 (2.30%) ISTQB
4 2 (2.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.15%) PhD
5 1 (1.15%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (12.64%) QA
2 10 (11.49%) PMO
3 5 (5.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (4.60%) GDPR
5 3 (3.45%) P3O
6 2 (2.30%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (2.30%) MiFID
6 2 (2.30%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (5.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (4.60%) Docker
3 3 (3.45%) Active Directory
3 3 (3.45%) Hyper-V
3 3 (3.45%) KVM
3 3 (3.45%) VirtualBox
3 3 (3.45%) Xen
Systems Management
1 3 (3.45%) Ansible
1 3 (3.45%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (3.45%) Puppet
2 2 (2.30%) CA Wily
2 2 (2.30%) Ganglia
2 2 (2.30%) Netcool
2 2 (2.30%) SCOM
3 1 (1.15%) Kubernetes
3 1 (1.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 15 (17.24%) Microsoft
2 11 (12.64%) Oracle
3 7 (8.05%) HP
4 5 (5.75%) SAP
4 5 (5.75%) VMware
5 2 (2.30%) AppDynamics
5 2 (2.30%) CA
5 2 (2.30%) Dynatrace
5 2 (2.30%) GoldenSource
5 2 (2.30%) New Relic
5 2 (2.30%) SOASTA, Inc
5 2 (2.30%) Splunk
6 1 (1.15%) Atlassian
6 1 (1.15%) IBM
6 1 (1.15%) JD Edwards
6 1 (1.15%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.15%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.15%) Xamarin