Period
to 19 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 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 19 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Continual Improvement
England > Midlands
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 80 44 92
Rank change year-on-year -36 +48 +13
Permanent jobs citing Continuous Improvement 546 1003 573
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 3.59% 5.55% 3.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.04% 6.23% 3.48%
Number of salaries quoted 354 563 436
Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £47,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.53% +11.76% -2.30%
10th Percentile £23,300 £31,550 £30,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £71,050 £78,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,926 £50,000
% change year-on-year +3.09% +1.85% -

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 the Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 13505 16097 16449
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 88.79% 89.04% 88.48%
Number of salaries quoted 10996 12618 13471
Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £41,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.44% +2.50% -
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,000 £24,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £62,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

Continuous Improvement
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

Job postings citing Continuous Improvement as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Continuous Improvement in the Midlands

Continuous Improvement
Salary Trend in the Midlands

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

Salary trend for Continuous Improvement in the Midlands

Continuous Improvement
Salary Histogram in the Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement in the Midlands over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Continuous Improvement in the Midlands

Continuous Improvement
Job Locations in the Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement within the Midlands region over the 6 months to 19 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
West Midlands -28 371 £45,000 -3.23% 6
East Midlands -31 174 £41,500 -12.63% 16
Continuous Improvement
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 Midlands region with a requirement for Continuous Improvement.

1 155 (28.39%) Agile Software Development
2 146 (26.74%) ITIL
3 122 (22.34%) Microsoft
4 108 (19.78%) Analytical Skills
5 106 (19.41%) Finance
6 95 (17.40%) Degree
7 88 (16.12%) Data Centre
8 82 (15.02%) SQL
9 75 (13.74%) JavaScript
9 75 (13.74%) Service Delivery
10 72 (13.19%) Change Management
11 70 (12.82%) .NET
12 67 (12.27%) HTML
12 67 (12.27%) Project Management
13 66 (12.09%) SQL Server
14 64 (11.72%) Test Automation
15 60 (10.99%) Mentoring
16 57 (10.44%) Java
16 57 (10.44%) Linux
17 55 (10.07%) C#
18 49 (8.97%) Scrum
19 48 (8.79%) PRINCE2
20 45 (8.24%) ASP.NET
20 45 (8.24%) Software Engineering
21 44 (8.06%) CSS
22 43 (7.88%) Manufacturing
22 43 (7.88%) Line Management
22 43 (7.88%) Computer Science
23 42 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
23 42 (7.69%) HTML5

Continuous Improvement
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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 24 (4.40%) SharePoint
2 14 (2.56%) NServiceBus
2 14 (2.56%) Sitefinity
3 13 (2.38%) MS Exchange
4 7 (1.28%) Apache
4 7 (1.28%) Elasticsearch
4 7 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (1.28%) SharePoint 2013
5 5 (0.92%) SAS
6 4 (0.73%) IIS
7 3 (0.55%) Confluence
7 3 (0.55%) Moodle
8 2 (0.37%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (0.37%) OpenEdge
8 2 (0.37%) Sonic ESB
9 1 (0.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.18%) Documentum
9 1 (0.18%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.18%) WebSphere
Applications
1 37 (6.78%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (3.11%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (1.47%) MS Visio
4 6 (1.10%) Spreadsheet
5 5 (0.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.92%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.18%) Autodesk Inventor
6 1 (0.18%) Revit
Business Applications
1 14 (2.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (2.20%) SAP S/4HANA
3 11 (2.01%) assyst
4 7 (1.28%) SAP EWM
5 5 (0.92%) SAP HCM
6 4 (0.73%) SAP CO
6 4 (0.73%) SAP FI
6 4 (0.73%) SAP FI/CO
7 3 (0.55%) SAP WM
8 2 (0.37%) Exstream
8 2 (0.37%) NetSuite
8 2 (0.37%) SAP QM
8 2 (0.37%) Sentinel
9 1 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
9 1 (0.18%) iTrent
9 1 (0.18%) MFGPRO
9 1 (0.18%) SAP Business One
9 1 (0.18%) SAP CRM
9 1 (0.18%) SAP HR
9 1 (0.18%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 42 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 27 (4.95%) Amazon AWS
3 26 (4.76%) PaaS
4 22 (4.03%) SaaS
5 14 (2.56%) Amazon EC2
6 12 (2.20%) AWS CloudFormation
7 10 (1.83%) IaaS
8 9 (1.65%) Cloud Computing
9 7 (1.28%) Serverless
10 5 (0.92%) Office 365
10 5 (0.92%) SuccessFactors
11 4 (0.73%) GitHub
12 3 (0.55%) Google Analytics
13 2 (0.37%) Google Cloud Platform
13 2 (0.37%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
13 2 (0.37%) Salesforce Service Cloud
14 1 (0.18%) Google Tag Manager
Communications & Networking
1 32 (5.86%) Firewall
2 23 (4.21%) LAN
2 23 (4.21%) WAN
3 19 (3.48%) DNS
4 16 (2.93%) MPLS
5 15 (2.75%) Broadband
5 15 (2.75%) TCP/IP
6 11 (2.01%) OSPF
7 8 (1.47%) HTTP
7 8 (1.47%) VLAN
7 8 (1.47%) VoIP
8 7 (1.28%) DHCP
8 7 (1.28%) VPN
9 6 (1.10%) LDAP
10 5 (0.92%) SAN
10 5 (0.92%) SMS
10 5 (0.92%) Wi-Fi
11 4 (0.73%) SSL
12 3 (0.55%) IPsec
12 3 (0.55%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (12.09%) SQL Server
2 21 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 19 (3.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 17 (3.11%) SQL Server 2014
5 16 (2.93%) Data Warehouse
6 15 (2.75%) MongoDB
6 15 (2.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 14 (2.56%) MySQL
7 14 (2.56%) SQL Server 2008
8 13 (2.38%) SQL Server 2016
9 11 (2.01%) SQL Server 2005
9 11 (2.01%) SQL Server 2012
10 10 (1.83%) Power BI
11 7 (1.28%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
12 6 (1.10%) NoSQL
12 6 (1.10%) QlikView
13 4 (0.73%) BusinessObjects
13 4 (0.73%) Relational Database
14 3 (0.55%) KDB
15 2 (0.37%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 26 (4.76%) eCATT
1 26 (4.76%) LSMW
2 22 (4.03%) Jenkins
3 21 (3.85%) Git (software)
4 18 (3.30%) Team Foundation Server
5 16 (2.93%) Octopus Deploy
6 15 (2.75%) JIRA
7 12 (2.20%) Cucumber
8 11 (2.01%) Selenium
8 11 (2.01%) Visual Studio
9 10 (1.83%) JUnit
10 7 (1.28%) Mercurial
10 7 (1.28%) TestRail
11 5 (0.92%) Android Studio
11 5 (0.92%) Bower
11 5 (0.92%) Grunt
11 5 (0.92%) gulp
11 5 (0.92%) VersionOne
12 4 (0.73%) jMock
12 4 (0.73%) Mockito
General
1 106 (19.41%) Finance
2 43 (7.88%) Manufacturing
3 41 (7.51%) Retail
4 30 (5.49%) Marketing
4 30 (5.49%) Publishing
5 20 (3.66%) Billing
6 14 (2.56%) Local Government
7 9 (1.65%) Games
8 8 (1.47%) Automotive
8 8 (1.47%) Banking
9 7 (1.28%) Advertising
9 7 (1.28%) Investment Banking
9 7 (1.28%) Telecoms
10 6 (1.10%) Electronics
10 6 (1.10%) Legal
11 4 (0.73%) Front Office
11 4 (0.73%) General Ledger
12 2 (0.37%) Back Office
13 1 (0.18%) Law
13 1 (0.18%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 101 (18.50%) Developer
2 82 (15.02%) Analyst
3 40 (7.33%) Consultant
4 31 (5.68%) SAP Consultant
5 27 (4.95%) Architect
6 25 (4.58%) Service Manager
7 24 (4.40%) .NET Developer
8 20 (3.66%) Technical Manager
9 19 (3.48%) Network Engineer
9 19 (3.48%) Senior Developer
10 18 (3.30%) JavaScript Developer
11 17 (3.11%) Logistics Consultant
11 17 (3.11%) Service Analyst
11 17 (3.11%) Software Engineer
12 16 (2.93%) C# .NET Developer
12 16 (2.93%) C# Developer
12 16 (2.93%) Full Stack Developer
12 16 (2.93%) Product Manager
12 16 (2.93%) Systems Engineer
12 16 (2.93%) Technical Services Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (12.82%) .NET
2 67 (12.27%) HTML
3 45 (8.24%) ASP.NET
4 44 (8.06%) CSS
5 42 (7.69%) HTML5
6 28 (5.13%) EDI
7 27 (4.95%) AngularJS
8 26 (4.76%) IDoc
8 26 (4.76%) REST
9 24 (4.40%) XML
10 18 (3.30%) .NET Framework
10 18 (3.30%) Spring
11 17 (3.11%) Ajax
12 16 (2.93%) Entity Framework
12 16 (2.93%) Node.js
13 15 (2.75%) ASP.NET MVC
13 15 (2.75%) CSS3
13 15 (2.75%) J2EE
14 14 (2.56%) Kendo UI
15 12 (2.20%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 108 (19.78%) Analytical Skills
2 88 (16.12%) Data Centre
3 43 (7.88%) Computer Science
4 30 (5.49%) Management Information System
5 23 (4.21%) Public Cloud
6 19 (3.48%) Social Media
6 19 (3.48%) User Experience
7 18 (3.30%) LIMS
8 16 (2.93%) iPhone
9 15 (2.75%) CMDB
10 13 (2.38%) Virtual Team
11 12 (2.20%) Greenfield Project
11 12 (2.20%) NHS
12 8 (1.47%) BBC
12 8 (1.47%) Mobile Games
12 8 (1.47%) Online Gambling
13 7 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
14 6 (1.10%) Mobile App
14 6 (1.10%) Replication
14 6 (1.10%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 57 (10.44%) Linux
2 37 (6.78%) Windows
3 32 (5.86%) Unix
4 12 (2.20%) Android
5 9 (1.65%) Windows Server
6 7 (1.28%) Apple iOS
7 6 (1.10%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (0.55%) Ubuntu
8 3 (0.55%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.37%) Windows 10
9 2 (0.37%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.37%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.18%) AIX
10 1 (0.18%) Amazon Linux
10 1 (0.18%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.18%) SUSE
10 1 (0.18%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.18%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 155 (28.39%) Agile Software Development
2 146 (26.74%) ITIL
3 75 (13.74%) Service Delivery
4 72 (13.19%) Change Management
5 67 (12.27%) Project Management
6 64 (11.72%) Test Automation
7 60 (10.99%) Mentoring
8 49 (8.97%) Scrum
9 48 (8.79%) PRINCE2
10 45 (8.24%) Software Engineering
11 43 (7.88%) Line Management
12 42 (7.69%) Logistics
13 41 (7.51%) Process Improvement
14 40 (7.33%) IT Strategy
14 40 (7.33%) MVC
14 40 (7.33%) TDD
15 37 (6.78%) Customer Requirements
15 37 (6.78%) Service Management
16 36 (6.59%) Stakeholder Management
17 31 (5.68%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 82 (15.02%) SQL
2 75 (13.74%) JavaScript
3 57 (10.44%) Java
4 55 (10.07%) C#
5 30 (5.49%) ABAP
6 22 (4.03%) C
6 22 (4.03%) T-SQL
7 20 (3.66%) Perl
8 18 (3.30%) PowerShell
9 17 (3.11%) Python
10 14 (2.56%) Ruby
11 12 (2.20%) C++
12 11 (2.01%) VBScript
13 9 (1.65%) VBA
14 7 (1.28%) PHP
15 5 (0.92%) FoxPro (VFP)
15 5 (0.92%) PL/SQL
16 4 (0.73%) Ada
16 4 (0.73%) MATLAB
17 2 (0.37%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 95 (17.40%) Degree
2 33 (6.04%) ITIL Certification
3 22 (4.03%) Microsoft Certification
4 20 (3.66%) ISEB
5 19 (3.48%) Computer Science Degree
6 17 (3.11%) CISSP
6 17 (3.11%) Security Cleared
7 16 (2.93%) MCP
8 14 (2.56%) MCPD
9 13 (2.38%) SC Cleared
10 10 (1.83%) ISTQB
10 10 (1.83%) PMI Certification
10 10 (1.83%) PMP
11 8 (1.47%) CEH
11 8 (1.47%) CompTIA Security+
11 8 (1.47%) Security+ Certification
11 8 (1.47%) Six Sigma Green Belt
12 7 (1.28%) Cisco Certification
12 7 (1.28%) Six Sigma Black Belt
12 7 (1.28%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (4.40%) QA
2 19 (3.48%) SLA
3 16 (2.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 14 (2.56%) PCI DSS
4 14 (2.56%) PMO
5 13 (2.38%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 6 (1.10%) GPG13
7 5 (0.92%) GDPR
8 4 (0.73%) COBIT
8 4 (0.73%) Data Quality
8 4 (0.73%) DO-178B
9 2 (0.37%) Cyber Essentials
9 2 (0.37%) Disclosure Scotland
9 2 (0.37%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.37%) P3O
9 2 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.18%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 36 (6.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 26 (4.76%) Active Directory
2 26 (4.76%) Docker
3 14 (2.56%) Virtual Machines
4 8 (1.47%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.73%) Firmware
6 2 (0.37%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (0.37%) Snort
6 2 (0.37%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (0.37%) VMware Workstation
6 2 (0.37%) XenApp
6 2 (0.37%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.18%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 23 (4.21%) Ansible
2 22 (4.03%) SCCM
3 21 (3.85%) Puppet
3 21 (3.85%) SCOM
4 14 (2.56%) SCVMM
5 13 (2.38%) Terraform
6 11 (2.01%) Opscode Chef
6 11 (2.01%) Salt
6 11 (2.01%) Tivoli
7 10 (1.83%) Grafana
8 7 (1.28%) HP Quality Center
9 5 (0.92%) Nagios
9 5 (0.92%) Norton AntiVirus
10 4 (0.73%) NetBackup
11 3 (0.55%) ITRS Geneos
11 3 (0.55%) Netcool
12 2 (0.37%) Cisco CUCM
12 2 (0.37%) FortiGate
12 2 (0.37%) Microsoft Intune
12 2 (0.37%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 122 (22.34%) Microsoft
2 41 (7.51%) SAP
3 40 (7.33%) VMware
4 28 (5.13%) Cisco
5 26 (4.76%) Citrix
6 23 (4.21%) HP
7 20 (3.66%) CheckPoint
8 16 (2.93%) Oracle
9 15 (2.75%) BMC
9 15 (2.75%) SolarWinds
10 12 (2.20%) Fortinet
11 11 (2.01%) NetApp
12 10 (1.83%) EMC
12 10 (1.83%) Splunk
13 9 (1.65%) Symantec
14 7 (1.28%) Google
15 6 (1.10%) Juniper
15 6 (1.10%) ServiceNow
16 5 (0.92%) IBM
16 5 (0.92%) McAfee