The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 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 3 months to 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Continual Improvement
North West / Merseyside
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 58 51 42
Rank change year-on-year -7 -9  
Permanent jobs citing Continuous Improvement 5 6 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 0.92% 1.30% 4.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.03% 1.58% 4.87%
Number of salaries quoted 2 5 16
Median salary £52,500 £40,000 £54,375
Median salary % change year-on-year +31.25% -26.43%  
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.55% -  

Continuous 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 Merseyside with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Merseyside
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 484 380 452
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 89.46% 82.25% 87.09%
Number of salaries quoted 344 303 327
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Continuous Improvement
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

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

Job vacancy trend for Continuous Improvement in Merseyside

Continuous Improvement
Salary Trend in Merseyside

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

Salary trend for Continuous Improvement in Merseyside

Continuous Improvement
Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 23 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool -6 2 £52,500 +31.25%
Continuous Improvement
North West

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, IT jobs citing Continuous 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for Continuous Improvement.

1 7 (63.64%) Stakeholder Management
2 6 (54.55%) QA
3 5 (45.45%) Finance
3 5 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (45.45%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (45.45%) SDLC
4 3 (27.27%) Software Licensing
4 3 (27.27%) Waterfall
4 3 (27.27%) Portfolio Management
4 3 (27.27%) Demand Management
4 3 (27.27%) Risk Management
4 3 (27.27%) Scrum
4 3 (27.27%) Test Automation
4 3 (27.27%) Release Management
4 3 (27.27%) Ruby
4 3 (27.27%) Supplier Management
4 3 (27.27%) IT Governance
4 3 (27.27%) C#
4 3 (27.27%) C++
4 3 (27.27%) Java
4 3 (27.27%) SQL
4 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (27.27%) Process Management
5 2 (18.18%) MVC
5 2 (18.18%) Smalltalk
5 2 (18.18%) Linux
5 2 (18.18%) OO
5 2 (18.18%) E-Commerce
5 2 (18.18%) N-Tier
5 2 (18.18%) CSS

Continuous Improvement
Co-occurring IT Skills in Merseyside 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 (18.18%) nginx
Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (9.09%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Cucumber
1 2 (18.18%) Git (software)
1 2 (18.18%) RSpec
1 2 (18.18%) Subversion
General
1 5 (45.45%) Finance
2 2 (18.18%) Games
3 1 (9.09%) Marketing
3 1 (9.09%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 2 (18.18%) Analyst
1 2 (18.18%) Architect
1 2 (18.18%) E-Commerce Analyst
1 2 (18.18%) Portfolio Analyst
1 2 (18.18%) Project Analyst
1 2 (18.18%) Software Engineer
1 2 (18.18%) Web Analyst
2 1 (9.09%) Domain Architect
2 1 (9.09%) Project Manager
2 1 (9.09%) Release Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (9.09%) Technical Manager
2 1 (9.09%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) .NET
1 2 (18.18%) Ajax
1 2 (18.18%) CSS
1 2 (18.18%) HTML
1 2 (18.18%) HTML5
1 2 (18.18%) jQuery
1 2 (18.18%) Phusion Passenger
1 2 (18.18%) RESTful
1 2 (18.18%) Ruby on Rails
1 2 (18.18%) SOAP
1 2 (18.18%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (45.45%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (18.18%) N-Tier
3 1 (9.09%) PlayStation
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Linux
1 2 (18.18%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (45.45%) SDLC
3 3 (27.27%) Demand Management
3 3 (27.27%) IT Governance
3 3 (27.27%) Portfolio Management
3 3 (27.27%) Process Management
3 3 (27.27%) Release Management
3 3 (27.27%) Risk Management
3 3 (27.27%) Scrum
3 3 (27.27%) Software Licensing
3 3 (27.27%) Supplier Management
3 3 (27.27%) Test Automation
3 3 (27.27%) Waterfall
4 2 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (18.18%) E-Commerce
4 2 (18.18%) Integration Testing
4 2 (18.18%) MVC
4 2 (18.18%) OO
4 2 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) C#
1 3 (27.27%) C++
1 3 (27.27%) Java
1 3 (27.27%) Ruby
1 3 (27.27%) SQL
2 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
2 2 (18.18%) Smalltalk
2 2 (18.18%) VB.NET
3 1 (9.09%) C
3 1 (9.09%) Perl
3 1 (9.09%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (54.55%) QA
2 2 (18.18%) PMO
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
1 1 (9.09%) Perforce