Period
to 25 September 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Manchester 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 25 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Continual Improvement
North West > Manchester
6 months to
25 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 61 104 62
Rank change year-on-year +43 -42 +35
Permanent jobs citing Continuous Improvement 251 58 304
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Manchester 4.63% 2.24% 4.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.89% 2.40% 4.84%
Number of salaries quoted 139 48 159
10th Percentile £31,250 £38,200 £31,000
25th Percentile £37,952 £43,750 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £55,206 £49,000
Median % change year-on-year -4.90% +12.67% +3.16%
75th Percentile £67,500 £66,875 £61,250
90th Percentile £83,000 £79,300 £71,250
North West median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -4.76% +16.67% -5.26%

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 Manchester with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Manchester
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 5,129 2,421 6,286
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 94.58% 93.37% 94.91%
Number of salaries quoted 3,871 2,128 4,982
10th Percentile £32,500 £35,000 £27,500
25th Percentile £40,000 £41,250 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £52,500 £46,417
Median % change year-on-year - +13.11% +3.15%
75th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £60,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £72,500 £71,250
North West median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -

Continuous Improvement
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

Job postings citing Continuous Improvement as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Manchester.

Job vacancy trend for Continuous Improvement in Manchester

Continuous Improvement
Salary Trend in Manchester

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Continuous Improvement in Manchester.

Salary trend for Continuous Improvement in Manchester

Continuous Improvement
Salary Histogram in Manchester

Salary distribution for jobs citing Continuous Improvement in Manchester over the 6 months to 25 September 2021.

Salary histogram for Continuous Improvement in Manchester

Continuous Improvement
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 25 September 2021. 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
Salford +8 13 - - 3
Stockport - 7 £44,500 - 1
Cheadle - 5 £60,000 - 3
Altrincham - 2 £52,000 - 1
Oldham - 1 £45,000 - 3
Continuous Improvement
North West

For the 6 months to 25 September 2021, 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Continuous Improvement.

1 123 (49.00%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (25.50%) Social Skills
3 59 (23.51%) AWS
4 58 (23.11%) DevOps
4 58 (23.11%) Software Engineering
5 51 (20.32%) JavaScript
5 51 (20.32%) Problem-Solving
6 47 (18.73%) Analytical Skills
7 44 (17.53%) Scrum
8 43 (17.13%) React
9 42 (16.73%) Reinsurance
10 40 (15.94%) Test Automation
11 39 (15.54%) Azure
12 38 (15.14%) TypeScript
13 36 (14.34%) Git (software)
14 35 (13.94%) Continuous Delivery
14 35 (13.94%) Coaching
14 35 (13.94%) Node.js
14 35 (13.94%) SQL
14 35 (13.94%) Java
15 34 (13.55%) BDD
15 34 (13.55%) Microservices
15 34 (13.55%) Mentoring
16 33 (13.15%) Finance
16 33 (13.15%) TDD
17 31 (12.35%) Service Delivery
18 30 (11.95%) Project Management
19 29 (11.55%) Analytics
20 28 (11.16%) Kanban
21 24 (9.56%) User Experience

Continuous Improvement
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 5 (1.99%) IIS
2 3 (1.20%) ColdFusion
2 3 (1.20%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.80%) Confluence
4 1 (0.40%) CMS
4 1 (0.40%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.40%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (0.40%) Umbraco
Applications
1 8 (3.19%) Microsoft Excel
1 8 (3.19%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (0.80%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (0.80%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.40%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.40%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.20%) Salesforce.com CRM
1 3 (1.20%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.40%) IBM Planning Analytics
2 1 (0.40%) Primavera
2 1 (0.40%) SAP CAR
2 1 (0.40%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
2 1 (0.40%) SAP Retail
2 1 (0.40%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (0.40%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 59 (23.51%) AWS
2 39 (15.54%) Azure
3 22 (8.76%) GitHub
4 13 (5.18%) ServiceMax
5 10 (3.98%) Serverless
6 8 (3.19%) Microsoft 365
7 7 (2.79%) AWS Lambda
7 7 (2.79%) Power Platform
8 6 (2.39%) GCP
8 6 (2.39%) SaaS
9 4 (1.59%) GitHub Actions
9 4 (1.59%) npm
10 3 (1.20%) AWS CodeBuild
10 3 (1.20%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 3 (1.20%) Azure Sentinel
10 3 (1.20%) Google Workspace
11 2 (0.80%) Azure Active Directory
11 2 (0.80%) Mimecast
11 2 (0.80%) OneDrive
11 2 (0.80%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.99%) Firewall
2 3 (1.20%) Internet
2 3 (1.20%) Network Security
2 3 (1.20%) SAN
2 3 (1.20%) SD-WAN
3 2 (0.80%) MPLS
3 2 (0.80%) Unified Communications
3 2 (0.80%) WAN
3 2 (0.80%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (0.80%) Wireless
4 1 (0.40%) BGP
4 1 (0.40%) HSRP
4 1 (0.40%) Junos
4 1 (0.40%) LAN
4 1 (0.40%) OSPF
4 1 (0.40%) VPN
4 1 (0.40%) VRRP
4 1 (0.40%) WebEx
4 1 (0.40%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (9.16%) PostgreSQL
2 21 (8.37%) MongoDB
3 18 (7.17%) Redis
4 10 (3.98%) SQL Server
5 6 (2.39%) Relational Database
6 5 (1.99%) NoSQL
6 5 (1.99%) Power BI
7 4 (1.59%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 4 (1.59%) Big Data
7 4 (1.59%) RDBMS
8 3 (1.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (1.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (1.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (0.80%) Azure SQL Database
9 2 (0.80%) Data Mining
9 2 (0.80%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.80%) KNIME
9 2 (0.80%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 2 (0.80%) OLTP
10 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 36 (14.34%) Git (software)
2 16 (6.37%) Jenkins
3 13 (5.18%) SonarQube
4 11 (4.38%) Gradle
4 11 (4.38%) JIRA
5 10 (3.98%) JUnit
6 9 (3.59%) CircleCI
6 9 (3.59%) Maven
6 9 (3.59%) Mockito
6 9 (3.59%) TestNG
7 5 (1.99%) Artifactory
8 3 (1.20%) Cucumber
8 3 (1.20%) Mocha
9 1 (0.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.40%) Calabash
9 1 (0.40%) Cypress.io
9 1 (0.40%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 1 (0.40%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.40%) Visual Studio Team System
9 1 (0.40%) Zephyr
General
1 64 (25.50%) Social Skills
2 47 (18.73%) Analytical Skills
3 33 (13.15%) Finance
4 24 (9.56%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 23 (9.16%) Retail
6 13 (5.18%) Back Office
6 13 (5.18%) Marketing
7 11 (4.38%) Influencing Skills
7 11 (4.38%) Legal
8 9 (3.59%) Presentation Skills
9 7 (2.79%) Public Sector
10 6 (2.39%) Advertising
11 5 (1.99%) Banking
11 5 (1.99%) Games
11 5 (1.99%) Law
12 4 (1.59%) Manufacturing
13 2 (0.80%) Organisational Skills
13 2 (0.80%) Telecoms
14 1 (0.40%) Documentation Skills
14 1 (0.40%) Retail Finance
Job Titles
1 40 (15.94%) Analyst
2 37 (14.74%) Software Engineer
3 34 (13.55%) Developer
4 16 (6.37%) Senior Software Engineer
5 13 (5.18%) Process Analyst
5 13 (5.18%) Process Improvement Analyst
6 12 (4.78%) Principal Engineer
6 12 (4.78%) Principal Software Engineer
7 11 (4.38%) Delivery Manager
8 10 (3.98%) Service Manager
9 9 (3.59%) Service Delivery Manager
10 8 (3.19%) Applications Engineer
10 8 (3.19%) Azure Engineer
10 8 (3.19%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 7 (2.79%) Architect
11 7 (2.79%) Migration Engineer
12 6 (2.39%) ITIL Manager
12 6 (2.39%) ITIL Service Manager
12 6 (2.39%) Scrum Master
12 6 (2.39%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (17.13%) React
2 35 (13.94%) Node.js
3 23 (9.16%) Web Services
4 19 (7.57%) .NET
5 15 (5.98%) CSS
6 13 (5.18%) AngularJS
6 13 (5.18%) Spring
7 11 (4.38%) HTML
7 11 (4.38%) Spring Boot
8 10 (3.98%) Kafka
8 10 (3.98%) Swagger
9 9 (3.59%) .NET Core
9 9 (3.59%) .NET Framework
9 9 (3.59%) Drools
9 9 (3.59%) Micronaut
9 9 (3.59%) Vue.js
9 9 (3.59%) WireMock
10 7 (2.79%) ARM Templates
10 7 (2.79%) XML
11 6 (2.39%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 42 (16.73%) Reinsurance
2 24 (9.56%) BBC
2 24 (9.56%) User Experience
3 14 (5.58%) Cloud Native
4 10 (3.98%) Data Centre
5 7 (2.79%) Hybrid Cloud
6 6 (2.39%) Public Cloud
7 5 (1.99%) Data Structures
7 5 (1.99%) Greenfield Project
8 4 (1.59%) Blog
8 4 (1.59%) Cardano
8 4 (1.59%) e-Learning
9 3 (1.20%) Cyberattack
9 3 (1.20%) Mobile App
9 3 (1.20%) NHS
10 2 (0.80%) Data Protection Act
10 2 (0.80%) EPoS
10 2 (0.80%) FMCG
10 2 (0.80%) Smart Meter
10 2 (0.80%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 15 (5.98%) Windows
2 13 (5.18%) Android
2 13 (5.18%) Apple iOS
3 10 (3.98%) Linux
4 3 (1.20%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.80%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (0.80%) Windows Server 2019
6 1 (0.40%) Solaris
6 1 (0.40%) Unix
6 1 (0.40%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (49.00%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (23.11%) DevOps
2 58 (23.11%) Software Engineering
3 51 (20.32%) Problem-Solving
4 44 (17.53%) Scrum
5 40 (15.94%) Test Automation
6 35 (13.94%) Coaching
6 35 (13.94%) Continuous Delivery
7 34 (13.55%) BDD
7 34 (13.55%) Mentoring
7 34 (13.55%) Microservices
8 33 (13.15%) TDD
9 31 (12.35%) Service Delivery
10 30 (11.95%) Project Management
11 29 (11.55%) Analytics
12 28 (11.16%) Kanban
13 22 (8.76%) Decision-Making
14 21 (8.37%) Stakeholder Management
15 20 (7.97%) ITIL
16 19 (7.57%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 51 (20.32%) JavaScript
2 38 (15.14%) TypeScript
3 35 (13.94%) Java
3 35 (13.94%) SQL
4 22 (8.76%) Scala
5 18 (7.17%) C#
6 14 (5.58%) VBA
7 13 (5.18%) PowerShell
8 12 (4.78%) Python
9 10 (3.98%) C
10 9 (3.59%) Java 8
11 7 (2.79%) Apple Swift
11 7 (2.79%) Bash Shell
11 7 (2.79%) Kotlin
11 7 (2.79%) T-SQL
12 4 (1.59%) PHP
13 3 (1.20%) C++
13 3 (1.20%) Ruby
13 3 (1.20%) XAML
14 2 (0.80%) Perl
Qualifications
1 17 (6.77%) Degree
2 10 (3.98%) DV Cleared
2 10 (3.98%) SC Cleared
2 10 (3.98%) Security Cleared
3 7 (2.79%) ITIL Certification
4 6 (2.39%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (1.20%) CISM
5 3 (1.20%) CISSP
6 2 (0.80%) DBS Check
6 2 (0.80%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
7 1 (0.40%) ACCA
7 1 (0.40%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.40%) CEH
7 1 (0.40%) CIMA
7 1 (0.40%) GIAC
7 1 (0.40%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.40%) PMP
7 1 (0.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.38%) SLA
2 8 (3.19%) Data Quality
2 8 (3.19%) QA
3 6 (2.39%) Accessibility
3 6 (2.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (1.99%) GDPR
5 3 (1.20%) PMO
6 2 (0.80%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.80%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 2 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 2 (0.80%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.40%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.40%) NIST
System Software
1 18 (7.17%) Docker
2 12 (4.78%) Active Directory
3 7 (2.79%) Virtual Desktop
3 7 (2.79%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.80%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.40%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 24 (9.56%) Kubernetes
2 12 (4.78%) Terraform
3 8 (3.19%) Ansible
4 2 (0.80%) Failover Clustering
4 2 (0.80%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.40%) Consul
5 1 (0.40%) Docker Swarm
5 1 (0.40%) Grafana
5 1 (0.40%) HP ALM
5 1 (0.40%) HP Fortify
5 1 (0.40%) Kibana
5 1 (0.40%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.40%) Packer
5 1 (0.40%) Prometheus
5 1 (0.40%) SCCM
5 1 (0.40%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.40%) WebInspect
5 1 (0.40%) Wonderware InTouch
Vendors
1 24 (9.56%) Microsoft
2 22 (8.76%) Salesforce.com
3 8 (3.19%) SAP
3 8 (3.19%) VMware
4 6 (2.39%) ConnectWise
4 6 (2.39%) Remedy
5 5 (1.99%) Google
6 3 (1.20%) Alteryx
6 3 (1.20%) Atlassian
7 2 (0.80%) Cisco
7 2 (0.80%) F5
7 2 (0.80%) Meraki
7 2 (0.80%) Oracle
7 2 (0.80%) Qualys
7 2 (0.80%) WatchGuard
8 1 (0.40%) Adobe
8 1 (0.40%) Cognos
8 1 (0.40%) HP
8 1 (0.40%) IBM
8 1 (0.40%) NetApp