The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 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 3 months to 30 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Process Improvement
North West / Lancashire
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 57 43 52
Rank change year-on-year -14 +9  
Permanent jobs citing Process Improvement 2 12 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 0.50% 3.00% 1.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.57% 3.41% 2.02%
Number of salaries quoted 0 11 6
Median salary - £35,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -36.36%  
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.55% -  

Process Improvement is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Lancashire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Lancashire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 348 352 397
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 87.00% 88.00% 85.56%
Number of salaries quoted 319 293 336
Median salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% -6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £24,375
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Process Improvement
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Lancashire citing Process Improvement as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Process Improvement in Lancashire

Process Improvement
Salary Trend in Lancashire

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

Salary trend for Process Improvement in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for Process Improvement.

1 7 (70.00%) ITIL
2 6 (60.00%) QA
3 5 (50.00%) ASP.NET
3 5 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (50.00%) C#
3 5 (50.00%) .NET
4 2 (20.00%) Target Operating Model
4 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (10.00%) People Management
5 1 (10.00%) SDLC
5 1 (10.00%) jQuery
5 1 (10.00%) Test Strategy
5 1 (10.00%) Functional Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Line Management
5 1 (10.00%) Coaching
5 1 (10.00%) Spring
5 1 (10.00%) Maven
5 1 (10.00%) Software Engineering
5 1 (10.00%) Business Development
5 1 (10.00%) CSS
5 1 (10.00%) Retail
5 1 (10.00%) Service Management
5 1 (10.00%) Process Management
5 1 (10.00%) Back Office
5 1 (10.00%) Finance
5 1 (10.00%) Legal
5 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (10.00%) Hibernate
5 1 (10.00%) JUnit

Process Improvement
Co-occurring IT Skills in Lancashire 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) JUnit
1 1 (10.00%) Maven
General
1 1 (10.00%) Back Office
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
1 1 (10.00%) Legal
1 1 (10.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Developer
2 5 (50.00%) Applications Developer
3 4 (40.00%) .NET Applications Developer
3 4 (40.00%) .NET Developer
3 4 (40.00%) ASP.NET Developer
3 4 (40.00%) C# .NET Developer
3 4 (40.00%) C# Application Developer
3 4 (40.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 4 (40.00%) C# Developer
4 3 (30.00%) Applications Support
5 2 (20.00%) Analyst
5 2 (20.00%) Service Analyst
5 2 (20.00%) Service Manager
6 1 (10.00%) Customer Services Manager
6 1 (10.00%) Java Developer
6 1 (10.00%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (50.00%) .NET
1 5 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (10.00%) CSS
2 1 (10.00%) Hibernate
2 1 (10.00%) HTML
2 1 (10.00%) jQuery
2 1 (10.00%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) ITIL
2 2 (20.00%) Target Operating Model
3 1 (10.00%) Benchmarking
3 1 (10.00%) Business Development
3 1 (10.00%) Coaching
3 1 (10.00%) Functional Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Line Management
3 1 (10.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (10.00%) People Management
3 1 (10.00%) Process Management
3 1 (10.00%) Project Management
3 1 (10.00%) SDLC
3 1 (10.00%) Service Management
3 1 (10.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (10.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (10.00%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (60.00%) QA
2 1 (10.00%) SLA