Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for Process Improvement skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Process Improvement over the 6 months to 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Process Improvement
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 132 93 154
Rank change year-on-year -39 +61 -13
Permanent jobs citing Process Improvement 47 54 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.54% 2.42% 0.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.73% 2.76% 1.11%
Number of salaries quoted 25 41 22
Cheshire median annual salary £40,000 £38,500 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.90% -4.94% -4.21%
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £29,675
90th Percentile £56,500 £50,000 £51,150
North West median annual salary £40,750 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -4.12% +6.25% -

Process 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 2710 1953 2873
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 88.68% 87.34% 88.40%
Number of salaries quoted 2049 1656 2431
Cheshire median annual salary £44,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.33% -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%

Process Improvement
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing Process Improvement as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for Process Improvement in Cheshire

Process Improvement
Salary Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Process Improvement in Cheshire.

Salary trend for Process Improvement in Cheshire

Process Improvement
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Process Improvement in Cheshire over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Process Improvement in Cheshire

Process 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 Process Improvement within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 20 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
Warrington +1 12 £43,500 +12.99%
Knutsford -31 11 £35,000 -
Chester -1 10 £40,000 -46.67% 2
Crewe +1 3 - -
Ellesmere Port - 3 £35,000 -
Runcorn - 1 - -
Process Improvement
North West

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, IT jobs citing Process 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 Process Improvement.

1 20 (42.55%) Finance
1 20 (42.55%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (25.53%) Java
2 12 (25.53%) SQL
2 12 (25.53%) Test Automation
3 11 (23.40%) ITIL
3 11 (23.40%) Microsoft
3 11 (23.40%) Selenium
4 10 (21.28%) Scrum
5 9 (19.15%) WebDriver
5 9 (19.15%) Cucumber
5 9 (19.15%) SoapUI
5 9 (19.15%) SpecFlow
5 9 (19.15%) Gherkin
5 9 (19.15%) Risk Management
5 9 (19.15%) SOAP
5 9 (19.15%) Information Security
5 9 (19.15%) Business Analysis
5 9 (19.15%) QA
6 8 (17.02%) Degree
6 8 (17.02%) Regression Testing
7 7 (14.89%) Continuous Improvement
7 7 (14.89%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (14.89%) Business Process Modelling
7 7 (14.89%) SAP
7 7 (14.89%) Banking
8 6 (12.77%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (12.77%) Microsoft Office
8 6 (12.77%) Service Delivery
8 6 (12.77%) SAP Certification

Process 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 3 (6.38%) JBoss
2 2 (4.26%) MindAlign
2 2 (4.26%) Office Communications Server
2 2 (4.26%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.26%) Skype for Business
3 1 (2.13%) Apache
3 1 (2.13%) Confluence
3 1 (2.13%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.13%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (12.77%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (6.38%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (4.26%) MS Visio
4 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (2.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (8.51%) SAP EWM
2 3 (6.38%) SAP SD
3 2 (4.26%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (4.26%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (2.13%) BASE24
4 1 (2.13%) Oracle Assets
4 1 (2.13%) SAP LE
4 1 (2.13%) SAP MII
4 1 (2.13%) SAP MM
4 1 (2.13%) SAP PP
4 1 (2.13%) SAP PP-PI
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.13%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.13%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.13%) ATM
1 1 (2.13%) SMS
1 1 (2.13%) WebEx
Development Applications
1 11 (23.40%) Selenium
2 9 (19.15%) Cucumber
2 9 (19.15%) SoapUI
2 9 (19.15%) SpecFlow
2 9 (19.15%) WebDriver
3 2 (4.26%) Octopus Deploy
3 2 (4.26%) Ranorex
3 2 (4.26%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (4.26%) TeamCity
4 1 (2.13%) JIRA
4 1 (2.13%) VersaTest
General
1 20 (42.55%) Finance
2 7 (14.89%) Banking
3 4 (8.51%) Billing
3 4 (8.51%) Investment Banking
3 4 (8.51%) Retail
4 3 (6.38%) Legal
4 3 (6.38%) Retail Banking
5 2 (4.26%) Law
5 2 (4.26%) Manufacturing
6 1 (2.13%) Advertising
6 1 (2.13%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (2.13%) Financial Institution
6 1 (2.13%) Front Office
6 1 (2.13%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 20 (42.55%) Analyst
2 11 (23.40%) Business Analyst
3 10 (21.28%) Automation Tester
3 10 (21.28%) Tester
4 8 (17.02%) Lead Tester
4 8 (17.02%) Senior Automation Tester
4 8 (17.02%) Senior Tester
5 6 (12.77%) SAP Analyst
5 6 (12.77%) SAP Business Analyst
6 5 (10.64%) Project Manager
7 4 (8.51%) Senior Analyst
7 4 (8.51%) Senior Business Analyst
8 3 (6.38%) Change Manager
8 3 (6.38%) Compliance Analyst
8 3 (6.38%) Infrastructure Manager
8 3 (6.38%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 3 (6.38%) SAP SD Analyst
8 3 (6.38%) Security Analyst
8 3 (6.38%) Security Compliance Analyst
8 3 (6.38%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (19.15%) Gherkin
1 9 (19.15%) SOAP
2 4 (8.51%) EDI
2 4 (8.51%) IDoc
2 4 (8.51%) SAP XI
3 3 (6.38%) .NET
4 2 (4.26%) JMS
4 2 (4.26%) XMPP
5 1 (2.13%) Ajax
5 1 (2.13%) HTML
5 1 (2.13%) HTML5
5 1 (2.13%) IBM Integration Bus
5 1 (2.13%) jQuery
5 1 (2.13%) JSON
5 1 (2.13%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.89%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (10.64%) Management Information System
3 3 (6.38%) Computer Science
3 3 (6.38%) Contactless
3 3 (6.38%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (6.38%) Virtual Team
4 1 (2.13%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.13%) Smart Meter
4 1 (2.13%) Tandem
4 1 (2.13%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.38%) Linux
2 2 (4.26%) Windows
3 1 (2.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (42.55%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (25.53%) Test Automation
3 11 (23.40%) ITIL
4 10 (21.28%) Scrum
5 9 (19.15%) Business Analysis
5 9 (19.15%) Information Security
5 9 (19.15%) Risk Management
6 8 (17.02%) Regression Testing
7 7 (14.89%) Business Process Modelling
7 7 (14.89%) Continuous Improvement
8 6 (12.77%) Collaborative Working
8 6 (12.77%) Prototyping
8 6 (12.77%) Service Delivery
8 6 (12.77%) Software Licensing
8 6 (12.77%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (10.64%) Business Process Improvement
9 5 (10.64%) Change Management
9 5 (10.64%) Project Management
9 5 (10.64%) Requirements Analysis
9 5 (10.64%) Stakeholder Analysis
Programming Languages
1 12 (25.53%) Java
1 12 (25.53%) SQL
2 2 (4.26%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.13%) COBOL
3 1 (2.13%) Go
3 1 (2.13%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.13%) Perl
3 1 (2.13%) Python
3 1 (2.13%) Ruby
3 1 (2.13%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 8 (17.02%) Degree
2 6 (12.77%) SAP Certification
3 3 (6.38%) CISA
3 3 (6.38%) CISSP
3 3 (6.38%) CNE
3 3 (6.38%) CompTIA Security+
3 3 (6.38%) MCSE
3 3 (6.38%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (6.38%) Novell Certification
3 3 (6.38%) Security+ Certification
4 2 (4.26%) PMI Certification
4 2 (4.26%) PMP
5 1 (2.13%) ACCA
5 1 (2.13%) CIMA
5 1 (2.13%) IIBA
5 1 (2.13%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (19.15%) QA
2 1 (2.13%) GDPR
2 1 (2.13%) PMO
Systems Management
1 1 (2.13%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (23.40%) Microsoft
2 7 (14.89%) SAP
3 2 (4.26%) Cisco
4 1 (2.13%) IBM
4 1 (2.13%) Oracle
4 1 (2.13%) Red Hat