Period
to 19 July 2018

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 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Continual Improvement
England > Midlands
6 months to
19 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 53 87 62
Rank change year-on-year +34 -25 +22
Permanent jobs citing Continuous Improvement 692 506 828
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 4.77% 3.24% 4.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.29% 3.59% 4.84%
Number of salaries quoted 419 298 535
Midlands median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £31,250 £25,600 £29,850
90th Percentile £67,750 £61,750 £70,700
England median annual salary £53,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +0.95% +5.00% -

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 13,085 14,083 17,106
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 90.27% 90.10% 89.50%
Number of salaries quoted 10,369 11,550 13,530
Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £26,233 £25,750 £24,250
90th Percentile £66,250 £62,500 £64,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 July 2018.

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 July 2018. 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 +35 505 £47,500 +5.56% 65
East Midlands +31 186 £45,000 +5.88% 36
Continuous Improvement
England

For the 6 months to 19 July 2018, 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 Midlands region with a requirement for Continuous Improvement.

1 238 (34.39%) ITIL
2 178 (25.72%) Degree
3 175 (25.29%) Agile Software Development
3 175 (25.29%) Self-Motivation
4 153 (22.11%) Service Delivery
5 148 (21.39%) Data Centre
6 144 (20.81%) Microsoft
7 141 (20.38%) Finance
8 132 (19.08%) Project Management
9 111 (16.04%) Problem-Solving
10 103 (14.88%) Analytical Skills
10 103 (14.88%) Software Engineering
11 99 (14.31%) .NET
12 98 (14.16%) Computer Science
13 97 (14.02%) Firewall
14 93 (13.44%) ITIL Certification
15 92 (13.29%) SQL
15 92 (13.29%) Windows
16 88 (12.72%) Test Automation
16 88 (12.72%) Computer Science Degree
17 85 (12.28%) CheckPoint
18 84 (12.14%) Line Management
19 81 (11.71%) Service Management
20 79 (11.42%) ITIL V3
21 74 (10.69%) Cisco
21 74 (10.69%) C#
21 74 (10.69%) Retail
22 71 (10.26%) Management Information System
22 71 (10.26%) Scrum
22 71 (10.26%) Due Diligence

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 31 (4.48%) MS Exchange
2 24 (3.47%) Exchange Server 2010
3 20 (2.89%) SharePoint
4 8 (1.16%) NServiceBus
4 8 (1.16%) Sitefinity
5 6 (0.87%) CMS
6 5 (0.72%) Confluence
7 2 (0.29%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.29%) IIS
7 2 (0.29%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 22 (3.18%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (2.46%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (1.16%) Microsoft Project
4 7 (1.01%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (1.01%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.14%) Adobe Captivate
5 1 (0.14%) Camtasia
5 1 (0.14%) FrameMaker
5 1 (0.14%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 6 (0.87%) assyst
1 6 (0.87%) Dynamics CRM
1 6 (0.87%) Sentinel
2 5 (0.72%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.43%) Primavera
3 3 (0.43%) SAP APO
3 3 (0.43%) SAP QM
4 2 (0.29%) SAP CO
4 2 (0.29%) SAP FI
4 2 (0.29%) SAP FI/CO
4 2 (0.29%) SAP FSCM
5 1 (0.14%) Infor M3
5 1 (0.14%) Movex
5 1 (0.14%) SAP HCM
5 1 (0.14%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 68 (9.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 56 (8.09%) PaaS
3 36 (5.20%) IaaS
4 29 (4.19%) Amazon AWS
5 27 (3.90%) GitHub
5 27 (3.90%) SaaS
6 21 (3.03%) Office 365
7 16 (2.31%) Amazon EC2
8 7 (1.01%) AWS CloudFormation
8 7 (1.01%) SuccessFactors
9 4 (0.58%) npm
10 3 (0.43%) Dynamics 365
10 3 (0.43%) OneDrive
10 3 (0.43%) Yarn
11 2 (0.29%) Slack
12 1 (0.14%) Amazon ELB
12 1 (0.14%) Amazon S3
12 1 (0.14%) Google Cloud Platform
12 1 (0.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 1 (0.14%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 97 (14.02%) Firewall
2 46 (6.65%) OSPF
3 38 (5.49%) IPsec
3 38 (5.49%) VPN
4 34 (4.91%) BGP
4 34 (4.91%) Cisco ASA
4 34 (4.91%) Cisco Nexus
4 34 (4.91%) FWSM
5 23 (3.32%) NetScaler
6 21 (3.03%) DNS
7 19 (2.75%) DHCP
8 15 (2.17%) SNMP
8 15 (2.17%) Software-Defined Networking
9 13 (1.88%) LAN
9 13 (1.88%) WAN
10 9 (1.30%) Network Security
11 8 (1.16%) Internet
12 4 (0.58%) SSH
12 4 (0.58%) VLAN
12 4 (0.58%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (8.82%) SQL Server
2 30 (4.34%) SSDT
3 15 (2.17%) Relational Database
4 14 (2.02%) MongoDB
5 13 (1.88%) Data Warehouse
6 11 (1.59%) NoSQL
7 10 (1.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 7 (1.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 7 (1.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (0.72%) MySQL
10 4 (0.58%) Power BI
11 3 (0.43%) SQL Server 2016
12 2 (0.29%) Biml
12 2 (0.29%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
12 2 (0.29%) QlikView
12 2 (0.29%) SQL Server 2014
13 1 (0.14%) Amazon RDS
13 1 (0.14%) Big Data
13 1 (0.14%) Oracle Database
13 1 (0.14%) ZAP BI
Development Applications
1 46 (6.65%) Team Foundation Server
2 35 (5.06%) Octopus Deploy
3 34 (4.91%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 31 (4.48%) Git (software)
5 29 (4.19%) Selenium
6 26 (3.76%) Cucumber
6 26 (3.76%) JIRA
7 14 (2.02%) Jasmine
8 11 (1.59%) TestRail
8 11 (1.59%) VersionOne
8 11 (1.59%) Visual Studio
9 10 (1.45%) Jenkins
9 10 (1.45%) SpecFlow
10 8 (1.16%) eCATT
10 8 (1.16%) LSMW
10 8 (1.16%) Ranorex
10 8 (1.16%) TeamCity
11 7 (1.01%) gulp
12 6 (0.87%) Eclipse
13 5 (0.72%) NUnit
General
1 141 (20.38%) Finance
2 74 (10.69%) Retail
3 39 (5.64%) Publishing
4 36 (5.20%) Manufacturing
5 23 (3.32%) Marketing
6 20 (2.89%) Legal
7 13 (1.88%) Billing
8 12 (1.73%) Local Government
9 10 (1.45%) Banking
10 8 (1.16%) Games
11 7 (1.01%) Automotive
11 7 (1.01%) Telecoms
12 5 (0.72%) Back Office
13 4 (0.58%) Electronics
14 3 (0.43%) Advertising
15 2 (0.29%) General Ledger
15 2 (0.29%) Investment Banking
16 1 (0.14%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 92 (13.29%) Developer
2 86 (12.43%) Architect
3 61 (8.82%) Analyst
4 42 (6.07%) IT Manager
5 34 (4.91%) Applications Developer
5 34 (4.91%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 34 (4.91%) Technical Specialist
6 31 (4.48%) Network Engineer
6 31 (4.48%) SQL Developer
7 30 (4.34%) Consultant
7 30 (4.34%) Senior Network Engineer
8 29 (4.19%) Service Manager
8 29 (4.19%) Solutions Architect
9 28 (4.05%) .NET Developer
10 27 (3.90%) Project Manager
11 25 (3.61%) ICT Architect
12 24 (3.47%) .NET Applications Developer
12 24 (3.47%) Business Analyst
12 24 (3.47%) VB.NET Developer
13 22 (3.18%) Change Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 99 (14.31%) .NET
2 35 (5.06%) HTML
3 34 (4.91%) Web Services
4 31 (4.48%) .NET Framework
5 27 (3.90%) AngularJS
6 26 (3.76%) WinForms
7 25 (3.61%) CSS
8 19 (2.75%) Hibernate
8 19 (2.75%) LDAP
9 18 (2.60%) ASP.NET
10 16 (2.31%) Node.js
11 14 (2.02%) RESTful
11 14 (2.02%) SOAP
12 11 (1.59%) HTML5
12 11 (1.59%) React
12 11 (1.59%) XML
13 9 (1.30%) ASP.NET MVC
13 9 (1.30%) EDI
13 9 (1.30%) KnockoutJS
13 9 (1.30%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 175 (25.29%) Self-Motivation
2 148 (21.39%) Data Centre
3 103 (14.88%) Analytical Skills
4 98 (14.16%) Computer Science
5 71 (10.26%) Management Information System
6 54 (7.80%) CMDB
7 34 (4.91%) PKI
8 27 (3.90%) Public Cloud
9 20 (2.89%) Mobile App
10 19 (2.75%) User Experience
11 17 (2.46%) Social Media
12 13 (1.88%) Driving Licence
13 8 (1.16%) LIMS
14 7 (1.01%) FMCG
14 7 (1.01%) Greenfield Project
15 6 (0.87%) CESG
15 6 (0.87%) Freedom of Information
15 6 (0.87%) Video Conferencing
16 4 (0.58%) Data Structures
17 3 (0.43%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 92 (13.29%) Windows
2 32 (4.62%) Windows Server
3 18 (2.60%) Linux
4 12 (1.73%) Mac OS X
5 6 (0.87%) Windows 10
5 6 (0.87%) Windows 8
6 5 (0.72%) Mac OS
7 4 (0.58%) Ubuntu
7 4 (0.58%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.29%) Android
8 2 (0.29%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.14%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 238 (34.39%) ITIL
2 175 (25.29%) Agile Software Development
3 153 (22.11%) Service Delivery
4 132 (19.08%) Project Management
5 111 (16.04%) Problem-Solving
6 103 (14.88%) Software Engineering
7 88 (12.72%) Test Automation
8 84 (12.14%) Line Management
9 81 (11.71%) Service Management
10 79 (11.42%) ITIL V3
11 71 (10.26%) Due Diligence
11 71 (10.26%) Scrum
12 68 (9.83%) Root Cause Analysis
13 67 (9.68%) Mentoring
13 67 (9.68%) PRINCE2
14 66 (9.54%) Change Management
15 61 (8.82%) Presales
16 56 (8.09%) Technical Architecture
17 53 (7.66%) Requirements Analysis
18 50 (7.23%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 92 (13.29%) SQL
2 74 (10.69%) C#
3 58 (8.38%) JavaScript
4 27 (3.90%) VB.NET
5 25 (3.61%) Java
6 18 (2.60%) Python
7 15 (2.17%) PowerShell
8 12 (1.73%) Bash Shell
8 12 (1.73%) Perl
9 9 (1.30%) TypeScript
10 8 (1.16%) ABAP
11 5 (0.72%) C
12 4 (0.58%) T-SQL
13 3 (0.43%) ES6
13 3 (0.43%) ES7
13 3 (0.43%) ES8
13 3 (0.43%) Ruby
14 2 (0.29%) C++
14 2 (0.29%) Embedded C
14 2 (0.29%) VBA
Qualifications
1 178 (25.72%) Degree
2 93 (13.44%) ITIL Certification
3 88 (12.72%) Computer Science Degree
4 49 (7.08%) MCP
5 41 (5.92%) Microsoft Certification
5 41 (5.92%) Security Cleared
6 39 (5.64%) PMI Certification
6 39 (5.64%) PMP
7 37 (5.35%) Cisco Certification
8 34 (4.91%) CCNP
8 34 (4.91%) MCPD
9 30 (4.34%) CISSP
10 25 (3.61%) ISEB
11 24 (3.47%) SC Cleared
12 18 (2.60%) CEH
12 18 (2.60%) CompTIA Security+
13 15 (2.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 13 (1.88%) ISTQB
15 12 (1.73%) BC Cleared
15 12 (1.73%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (7.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 52 (7.51%) QA
2 50 (7.23%) SLA
3 25 (3.61%) GDPR
4 24 (3.47%) PCI DSS
5 21 (3.03%) PMO
6 18 (2.60%) GPG13
7 11 (1.59%) Cyber Essentials
7 11 (1.59%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 9 (1.30%) COBIT
8 9 (1.30%) Data Quality
9 8 (1.16%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 8 (1.16%) ISO 9001
10 6 (0.87%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.14%) GCP
11 1 (0.14%) IEC 61508
11 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 69 (9.97%) VMware Infrastructure
2 25 (3.61%) Hyper-V
3 24 (3.47%) XenApp
4 23 (3.32%) Active Directory
4 23 (3.32%) Microsoft App-V
4 23 (3.32%) VMware ESXi
4 23 (3.32%) vSphere
4 23 (3.32%) XenDesktop
5 15 (2.17%) Virtual Machines
6 12 (1.73%) Docker
7 6 (0.87%) BitLocker
8 4 (0.58%) Firmware
8 4 (0.58%) Snort
8 4 (0.58%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.14%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 38 (5.49%) SCVMM
2 23 (3.32%) vCenter Server
2 23 (3.32%) vMotion
3 14 (2.02%) Ansible
4 9 (1.30%) Docker Swarm
5 8 (1.16%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (1.01%) Terraform
7 5 (0.72%) SCCM
8 4 (0.58%) Cisco IPCC
8 4 (0.58%) FortiGate
8 4 (0.58%) Puppet
8 4 (0.58%) Snorby
8 4 (0.58%) Suricata
8 4 (0.58%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 1 (0.14%) Grafana
9 1 (0.14%) Packer
9 1 (0.14%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 144 (20.81%) Microsoft
2 85 (12.28%) CheckPoint
3 74 (10.69%) Cisco
4 70 (10.12%) VMware
5 67 (9.68%) Fortinet
6 64 (9.25%) Citrix
7 39 (5.64%) HP
8 38 (5.49%) Juniper
9 37 (5.35%) SAP
10 34 (4.91%) F5
10 34 (4.91%) ServiceNow
11 24 (3.47%) Ivanti
12 23 (3.32%) EMC
13 22 (3.18%) NetApp
14 15 (2.17%) BMC
14 15 (2.17%) CA
15 14 (2.02%) Remedy
15 14 (2.02%) Xamarin
16 12 (1.73%) Google
17 8 (1.16%) Oracle