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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 1 July 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Continual Improvement
North West > Manchester
6 months to
1 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 31 64 108
Rank change year-on-year +33 +44 -41
Permanent jobs citing Continuous Improvement 460 206 92
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Manchester 7.54% 4.51% 2.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.96% 4.78% 2.72%
Number of salaries quoted 194 135 65
10th Percentile £36,250 £30,500 £37,900
25th Percentile £42,500 £38,750 £43,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year - - +22.22%
75th Percentile £68,750 £67,500 £62,500
90th Percentile £79,625 £77,000 £80,000
North West median annual salary £50,000 £51,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year -2.91% -1.90% +16.67%

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 5,779 4,309 3,385
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 94.72% 94.27% 93.79%
Number of salaries quoted 3,723 3,312 2,783
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £31,500
25th Percentile £41,250 £38,750 £39,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - +11.11%
75th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £78,750 £71,250
North West median annual salary £52,500 £49,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +6.06% -1.00% +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 1 July 2022.

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 1 July 2022. 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
Jobs
Oldham - 19 - - 1
Bolton +16 17 - -
Altrincham +8 17 £55,000 +22.22%
Rochdale - 17 £62,000 - 2
Sale - 17 - -
Stockport +2 15 £54,000 -4.00%
Bury - 13 - -
Salford -14 12 £47,500 - 5
Ashton-under-Lyne - 12 - -
Cheadle -10 2 £40,310 +75.26% 2
Continuous Improvement
North West

For the 6 months to 1 July 2022, 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.

1 199 (43.26%) Problem-Solving
2 190 (41.30%) Agile
3 187 (40.65%) Coaching
4 168 (36.52%) People Management
5 154 (33.48%) Organisational Skills
6 152 (33.04%) NHS
7 148 (32.17%) GDPR
8 147 (31.96%) Data Entry
9 95 (20.65%) Finance
10 90 (19.57%) Social Skills
11 60 (13.04%) Scrum
12 57 (12.39%) Analytical Skills
13 56 (12.17%) Project Management
14 47 (10.22%) Microsoft
15 44 (9.57%) Azure
16 41 (8.91%) CI/CD
17 40 (8.70%) JIRA
17 40 (8.70%) Retail
17 40 (8.70%) Software Engineering
18 39 (8.48%) User Stories
19 36 (7.83%) ITIL
20 35 (7.61%) TDD
21 33 (7.17%) JavaScript
21 33 (7.17%) Line Management
22 32 (6.96%) DevOps
23 31 (6.74%) Mentoring
23 31 (6.74%) Service Management
23 31 (6.74%) Decision-Making
24 30 (6.52%) Inclusion and Diversity
24 30 (6.52%) Product Backlog

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 10 (2.17%) Confluence
2 6 (1.30%) SAS
3 3 (0.65%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.43%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.22%) CMS
5 1 (0.22%) Drupal
5 1 (0.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.22%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.22%) WordPress
Applications
1 26 (5.65%) Microsoft Excel
2 20 (4.35%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (1.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (1.30%) MS Visio
5 5 (1.09%) Sketch
6 3 (0.65%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.65%) SAP CRM
1 3 (0.65%) SAP S/4HANA
2 2 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.43%) Unit4 Business World
3 1 (0.22%) Magento
3 1 (0.22%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.22%) SAP IBP
3 1 (0.22%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 44 (9.57%) Azure
2 23 (5.00%) AWS
3 21 (4.57%) SaaS
4 17 (3.70%) Microsoft 365
5 11 (2.39%) GitHub
5 11 (2.39%) GitHub Actions
6 8 (1.74%) GCP
7 6 (1.30%) Azure DevOps
8 5 (1.09%) Figma
8 5 (1.09%) Power Platform
9 3 (0.65%) Oracle Service Cloud
9 3 (0.65%) PaaS
10 2 (0.43%) Dynamics 365
10 2 (0.43%) IaaS
11 1 (0.22%) AWS Lambda
11 1 (0.22%) Google Ads
11 1 (0.22%) Power Automate
11 1 (0.22%) PowerApps
11 1 (0.22%) Serverless
11 1 (0.22%) Snowflake
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.61%) HTTP
2 9 (1.96%) Network Security
3 8 (1.74%) Firewall
3 8 (1.74%) Internet
4 4 (0.87%) LAN
4 4 (0.87%) WAN
4 4 (0.87%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (0.65%) Ethernet
5 3 (0.65%) MPLS
5 3 (0.65%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.43%) tcpdump
6 2 (0.43%) VPN
6 2 (0.43%) Wireshark
7 1 (0.22%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (3.26%) MySQL
2 5 (1.09%) BusinessObjects
2 5 (1.09%) MongoDB
2 5 (1.09%) NoSQL
2 5 (1.09%) Power BI
3 3 (0.65%) SQL Server
4 2 (0.43%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.22%) DataStage
5 1 (0.22%) EDRMS
5 1 (0.22%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.22%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.22%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 40 (8.70%) JIRA
2 22 (4.78%) Git (software)
3 13 (2.83%) GitLab
4 11 (2.39%) PHPUnit
5 5 (1.09%) Jenkins
6 4 (0.87%) Cucumber
6 4 (0.87%) Gerrit
7 3 (0.65%) SpecFlow
8 2 (0.43%) Gradle
8 2 (0.43%) Postman
8 2 (0.43%) Selenium
8 2 (0.43%) SoapUI
8 2 (0.43%) Vagrant
8 2 (0.43%) Visual Studio
8 2 (0.43%) WebDriver
9 1 (0.22%) JMeter
9 1 (0.22%) Serenity BDD
9 1 (0.22%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.22%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.22%) Visual Studio Coded UI
General
1 154 (33.48%) Organisational Skills
2 95 (20.65%) Finance
3 90 (19.57%) Social Skills
4 57 (12.39%) Analytical Skills
5 40 (8.70%) Retail
6 30 (6.52%) Inclusion and Diversity
7 20 (4.35%) Influencing Skills
8 16 (3.48%) Banking
8 16 (3.48%) Presentation Skills
9 14 (3.04%) Legal
10 12 (2.61%) Manufacturing
11 11 (2.39%) Telecoms
12 10 (2.17%) Games
12 10 (2.17%) Public Sector
13 9 (1.96%) Marketing
14 6 (1.30%) Advertising
14 6 (1.30%) Financial Institution
15 4 (0.87%) Automotive
15 4 (0.87%) Electronics
16 3 (0.65%) Law
Job Titles
1 149 (32.39%) Team Leader
2 59 (12.83%) Administrator
3 58 (12.61%) Data Administrator
4 48 (10.43%) Analyst
5 40 (8.70%) Developer
6 28 (6.09%) Delivery Manager
7 27 (5.87%) Senior Developer
8 16 (3.48%) Product Owner
8 16 (3.48%) Service Manager
9 15 (3.26%) Business Analyst
10 14 (3.04%) Scrum Master
11 12 (2.61%) Product Manager
12 11 (2.39%) IT Manager
12 11 (2.39%) PHP Developer
12 11 (2.39%) Senior PHP Developer
12 11 (2.39%) Software Engineer
13 9 (1.96%) Senior Manager
13 9 (1.96%) Technical Product Owner
14 8 (1.74%) .NET Developer
14 8 (1.74%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (4.57%) React
2 18 (3.91%) RESTful
3 14 (3.04%) .NET
4 12 (2.61%) AngularJS
5 11 (2.39%) Laravel
5 11 (2.39%) pytest
5 11 (2.39%) Symfony
6 10 (2.17%) .NET Core
7 9 (1.96%) Node.js
8 8 (1.74%) JSON
8 8 (1.74%) Vue.js
9 7 (1.52%) CSS
9 7 (1.52%) EDI
9 7 (1.52%) HTML
10 6 (1.30%) Redux
10 6 (1.30%) Spring Boot
11 5 (1.09%) Next.js
11 5 (1.09%) Spring
11 5 (1.09%) Web Services
12 4 (0.87%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 152 (33.04%) NHS
2 27 (5.87%) User Experience
3 25 (5.43%) Blog
4 23 (5.00%) Management Information System
5 18 (3.91%) Self-Motivation
6 17 (3.70%) Mobile App
7 12 (2.61%) Smart Meter
8 10 (2.17%) Data Protection Act
9 8 (1.74%) Cloud Native
9 8 (1.74%) IoT
10 6 (1.30%) Blockchain
10 6 (1.30%) Industry 4.0
11 5 (1.09%) CMDB
11 5 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
12 4 (0.87%) FPGA
12 4 (0.87%) Hybrid Cloud
13 3 (0.65%) CSOC
13 3 (0.65%) Data Centre
13 3 (0.65%) Driving Licence
13 3 (0.65%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 21 (4.57%) Windows
2 11 (2.39%) Linux
3 7 (1.52%) Windows 10
3 7 (1.52%) Windows Server
4 2 (0.43%) Unix
4 2 (0.43%) Windows Server 2019
5 1 (0.22%) Android
5 1 (0.22%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.22%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 199 (43.26%) Problem-Solving
2 190 (41.30%) Agile
3 187 (40.65%) Coaching
4 168 (36.52%) People Management
5 147 (31.96%) Data Entry
6 60 (13.04%) Scrum
7 56 (12.17%) Project Management
8 41 (8.91%) CI/CD
9 40 (8.70%) Software Engineering
10 39 (8.48%) User Stories
11 36 (7.83%) ITIL
12 35 (7.61%) TDD
13 33 (7.17%) Line Management
14 32 (6.96%) DevOps
15 31 (6.74%) Decision-Making
15 31 (6.74%) Mentoring
15 31 (6.74%) Service Management
16 30 (6.52%) Product Backlog
17 29 (6.30%) Collaborative Working
18 28 (6.09%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 33 (7.17%) JavaScript
2 26 (5.65%) Python
3 25 (5.43%) Java
4 20 (4.35%) SQL
5 18 (3.91%) C#
6 15 (3.26%) PHP
7 14 (3.04%) C
8 13 (2.83%) C++
9 11 (2.39%) PowerShell
10 4 (0.87%) Go
10 4 (0.87%) Perl
11 3 (0.65%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.43%) Groovy
12 2 (0.43%) Ruby
12 2 (0.43%) Scala
13 1 (0.22%) Apex Code
13 1 (0.22%) Bash
13 1 (0.22%) TypeScript
13 1 (0.22%) VBA
Qualifications
1 19 (4.13%) Security Cleared
2 14 (3.04%) Degree
3 12 (2.61%) SC Cleared
4 11 (2.39%) DBS Check
5 9 (1.96%) ITIL Certification
6 7 (1.52%) MCP
7 6 (1.30%) APMP
8 5 (1.09%) ACCA
8 5 (1.09%) CIMA
8 5 (1.09%) Postgraduate
9 2 (0.43%) CCA
9 2 (0.43%) CEH
9 2 (0.43%) CIPD
9 2 (0.43%) Citrix Certification
9 2 (0.43%) CompTIA Security+
9 2 (0.43%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.43%) GCIA
9 2 (0.43%) GCIH
9 2 (0.43%) GSEC
10 1 (0.22%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 148 (32.17%) GDPR
2 24 (5.22%) QA
3 13 (2.83%) SLA
4 12 (2.61%) PMO
5 10 (2.17%) Accessibility
6 7 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 6 (1.30%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 6 (1.30%) Good Clinical Practice
7 6 (1.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 4 (0.87%) Cyber Essentials
9 3 (0.65%) NIST
9 3 (0.65%) PCI DSS
10 1 (0.22%) GRC
10 1 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 20 (4.35%) Docker
2 12 (2.61%) Active Directory
3 5 (1.09%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.65%) XenDesktop
5 2 (0.43%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.43%) Snort
5 2 (0.43%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.22%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 9 (1.96%) Microsoft Intune
2 7 (1.52%) SCCM
3 6 (1.30%) Kubernetes
4 4 (0.87%) Grafana
4 4 (0.87%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (0.87%) Prometheus
5 3 (0.65%) Ansible
5 3 (0.65%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (0.65%) Terraform
6 2 (0.43%) EnCase
6 2 (0.43%) FTK
6 2 (0.43%) Packer
7 1 (0.22%) HP ALM
7 1 (0.22%) HP Fortify
7 1 (0.22%) Puppet
7 1 (0.22%) SQL Sentry
7 1 (0.22%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 47 (10.22%) Microsoft
2 13 (2.83%) Oracle
3 9 (1.96%) SAP
4 6 (1.30%) Palo Alto
4 6 (1.30%) Spotify
5 5 (1.09%) Adobe
5 5 (1.09%) FIS
5 5 (1.09%) Google
5 5 (1.09%) VMware
5 5 (1.09%) WorldPay
6 4 (0.87%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (0.65%) Cisco
7 3 (0.65%) Citrix
7 3 (0.65%) ServiceNow
7 3 (0.65%) Sophos
8 2 (0.43%) Darktrace
8 2 (0.43%) Micro Focus
8 2 (0.43%) Rapid7
8 2 (0.43%) SolarWinds
8 2 (0.43%) Splunk