Period
to 2 April 2020

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 2 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Continual Improvement
England > Midlands
6 months to
2 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 52 63 71
Rank change year-on-year +11 +8 -2
Permanent jobs citing Continuous Improvement 426 506 618
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 4.48% 4.18% 4.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.94% 4.53% 4.45%
Number of salaries quoted 336 309 405
Median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,947
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.38% -1.72%
10th Percentile £35,750 £30,500 £30,500
90th Percentile £65,900 £67,500 £61,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% -

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 8,625 11,179 13,885
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 90.70% 92.27% 91.20%
Number of salaries quoted 7,125 8,237 11,087
Median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +2.41%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £67,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +2.04%

Continuous Improvement
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Continuous Improvement in the Midlands

Continuous Improvement
Salary Trend in the Midlands

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

Salary trend for Continuous Improvement in the Midlands

Continuous Improvement
Salary Histogram in the Midlands

Salary distribution for jobs citing Continuous Improvement in the Midlands over the 6 months to 2 April 2020.

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 2 April 2020. 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 +17 320 £47,500 - 45
East Midlands -3 104 £47,500 +9.76% 36
Continuous Improvement
England

For the 6 months to 2 April 2020, 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.

1 140 (32.86%) Agile Software Development
2 117 (27.46%) Finance
3 104 (24.41%) Microsoft
4 96 (22.54%) Azure
5 84 (19.72%) Project Management
6 79 (18.54%) Project Delivery
7 78 (18.31%) ITIL
8 57 (13.38%) Change Management
8 57 (13.38%) Stakeholder Management
8 57 (13.38%) Problem-Solving
9 56 (13.15%) Degree
10 55 (12.91%) SQL
10 55 (12.91%) Windows
10 55 (12.91%) DevOps
11 54 (12.68%) Telecoms
12 52 (12.21%) AWS
13 50 (11.74%) Firewall
14 48 (11.27%) Management Information System
14 48 (11.27%) C#
14 48 (11.27%) SQL Server
15 47 (11.03%) Service Delivery
16 45 (10.56%) Mentoring
17 43 (10.09%) Cisco
18 42 (9.86%) .NET
19 41 (9.62%) Analytical Skills
20 38 (8.92%) Information Security
21 36 (8.45%) PRINCE2
21 36 (8.45%) SLA
21 36 (8.45%) Self-Motivation
22 34 (7.98%) Coaching

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 10 (2.35%) IIS
1 10 (2.35%) SharePoint
2 9 (2.11%) BizTalk Server
3 6 (1.41%) Confluence
4 3 (0.70%) CMS
4 3 (0.70%) Kentico
4 3 (0.70%) Sitecore CMS
4 3 (0.70%) Umbraco
5 2 (0.47%) Apache Spark
5 2 (0.47%) Appian
5 2 (0.47%) Sitefinity
6 1 (0.23%) Apache
6 1 (0.23%) Moodle
6 1 (0.23%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.23%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.23%) Tomcat
Applications
1 22 (5.16%) Microsoft Excel
2 15 (3.52%) Microsoft Office
3 11 (2.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 11 (2.58%) Spreadsheet
4 6 (1.41%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (2.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (1.88%) Dynamics NAV
3 6 (1.41%) SAP ERP
3 6 (1.41%) Teamcenter
4 4 (0.94%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.94%) SAP HR
5 3 (0.70%) Payment Gateway
5 3 (0.70%) Primavera
6 2 (0.47%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.47%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.23%) Dynamics GP
7 1 (0.23%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 96 (22.54%) Azure
2 52 (12.21%) AWS
3 32 (7.51%) SaaS
4 26 (6.10%) IaaS
5 25 (5.87%) PaaS
6 24 (5.63%) Office 365
7 12 (2.82%) Serverless
8 8 (1.88%) Amazon S3
8 8 (1.88%) Power Platform
9 7 (1.64%) Amazon EC2
9 7 (1.64%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 7 (1.64%) AWS Lambda
9 7 (1.64%) CloudFront
9 7 (1.64%) Firebase
9 7 (1.64%) GitHub
9 7 (1.64%) Route 53
10 6 (1.41%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 5 (1.17%) SuccessFactors
12 4 (0.94%) Azure Active Directory
12 4 (0.94%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 50 (11.74%) Firewall
2 31 (7.28%) LAN
3 29 (6.81%) WAN
4 23 (5.40%) Internet
5 18 (4.23%) Broadband
6 12 (2.82%) DNS
6 12 (2.82%) SAN
7 10 (2.35%) DHCP
8 9 (2.11%) Wireless
9 8 (1.88%) VoIP
10 7 (1.64%) VLAN
10 7 (1.64%) VPN
11 6 (1.41%) Network Security
11 6 (1.41%) OSPF
11 6 (1.41%) TCP/IP
11 6 (1.41%) Wi-Fi
12 4 (0.94%) Cisco Nexus
13 3 (0.70%) Intrusion Detection
13 3 (0.70%) NAS
14 2 (0.47%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (11.27%) SQL Server
2 13 (3.05%) MongoDB
3 12 (2.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 12 (2.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 11 (2.58%) Data Warehouse
5 8 (1.88%) Oracle Database
6 7 (1.64%) Power BI
6 7 (1.64%) SQL Server 2012
7 6 (1.41%) MySQL
7 6 (1.41%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (0.94%) Azure SQL Database
8 4 (0.94%) BusinessObjects
8 4 (0.94%) Firebird
8 4 (0.94%) NoSQL
8 4 (0.94%) Oracle Database 11g
8 4 (0.94%) Oracle Database 12c
9 3 (0.70%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
9 3 (0.70%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (0.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (0.47%) PerformancePoint
Development Applications
1 20 (4.69%) Git (software)
2 17 (3.99%) Visual Studio
3 16 (3.76%) JIRA
4 14 (3.29%) Jenkins
5 11 (2.58%) Selenium
6 10 (2.35%) Subversion
7 7 (1.64%) Cucumber
7 7 (1.64%) Octopus Deploy
8 4 (0.94%) Ant
8 4 (0.94%) Maven
8 4 (0.94%) SpecFlow
8 4 (0.94%) Xcode
9 3 (0.70%) Bitbucket
9 3 (0.70%) Eclipse
9 3 (0.70%) Gradle
10 2 (0.47%) gulp
10 2 (0.47%) SoapUI
10 2 (0.47%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 2 (0.47%) webpack
10 2 (0.47%) WinDbg
General
1 117 (27.46%) Finance
2 54 (12.68%) Telecoms
3 16 (3.76%) Public Sector
4 15 (3.52%) Retail
5 11 (2.58%) Back Office
5 11 (2.58%) Legal
6 8 (1.88%) Law
6 8 (1.88%) Manufacturing
7 7 (1.64%) Marketing
8 6 (1.41%) Local Government
9 4 (0.94%) Automotive
10 1 (0.23%) Digital Economy
10 1 (0.23%) Games
10 1 (0.23%) Housing Association
10 1 (0.23%) Publishing
10 1 (0.23%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 44 (10.33%) Analyst
2 42 (9.86%) Developer
3 36 (8.45%) Project Manager
4 23 (5.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 21 (4.93%) Architect
6 19 (4.46%) Software Developer
7 17 (3.99%) Head of IT
7 17 (3.99%) Service Manager
8 16 (3.76%) Head of Delivery
8 16 (3.76%) IT Manager
8 16 (3.76%) Network Engineer
8 16 (3.76%) Senior Analyst
9 14 (3.29%) Azure Engineer
10 12 (2.82%) Infrastructure Manager
10 12 (2.82%) Senior Manager
11 11 (2.58%) Head of Development
11 11 (2.58%) IT Services Manager
12 10 (2.35%) IT Engineer
12 10 (2.35%) Software Engineer
12 10 (2.35%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (9.86%) .NET
2 24 (5.63%) Web Services
3 20 (4.69%) .NET Framework
4 18 (4.23%) CSS
5 15 (3.52%) ASP.NET
6 12 (2.82%) HTML
6 12 (2.82%) React
7 11 (2.58%) WPF
7 11 (2.58%) XML
8 9 (2.11%) RESTful
9 8 (1.88%) Sass
10 7 (1.64%) AngularJS
10 7 (1.64%) JSON
10 7 (1.64%) Spring
10 7 (1.64%) WinForms
11 6 (1.41%) Express
11 6 (1.41%) Middleware
12 5 (1.17%) .NET Core
12 5 (1.17%) ASP.NET Web API
12 5 (1.17%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 48 (11.27%) Management Information System
2 41 (9.62%) Analytical Skills
3 36 (8.45%) Self-Motivation
4 23 (5.40%) Data Centre
4 23 (5.40%) User Experience
5 13 (3.05%) Greenfield Project
6 10 (2.35%) Public Cloud
7 8 (1.88%) Mobile App
8 6 (1.41%) e-Learning
8 6 (1.41%) Hybrid Cloud
9 5 (1.17%) CCTV
9 5 (1.17%) Cloud Native
9 5 (1.17%) Cyberthreat
9 5 (1.17%) Data Protection Act
9 5 (1.17%) PACS
10 4 (0.94%) EPoS
10 4 (0.94%) FMCG
10 4 (0.94%) Security Operations Centre
10 4 (0.94%) Virtual Team
11 3 (0.70%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 55 (12.91%) Windows
2 30 (7.04%) Linux
3 18 (4.23%) Windows Server
4 9 (2.11%) Unix
5 8 (1.88%) VMS
5 8 (1.88%) Windows 10
6 4 (0.94%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (0.70%) Windows Server 2016
8 2 (0.47%) Windows 8
8 2 (0.47%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.47%) Windows Server 2019
9 1 (0.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.23%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 140 (32.86%) Agile Software Development
2 84 (19.72%) Project Management
3 79 (18.54%) Project Delivery
4 78 (18.31%) ITIL
5 57 (13.38%) Change Management
5 57 (13.38%) Problem-Solving
5 57 (13.38%) Stakeholder Management
6 55 (12.91%) DevOps
7 47 (11.03%) Service Delivery
8 45 (10.56%) Mentoring
9 38 (8.92%) Information Security
10 36 (8.45%) PRINCE2
11 34 (7.98%) Coaching
12 33 (7.75%) Scrum
13 31 (7.28%) People Management
13 31 (7.28%) Software Engineering
13 31 (7.28%) Test Automation
14 30 (7.04%) Collaborative Working
15 29 (6.81%) Cybersecurity
16 27 (6.34%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 55 (12.91%) SQL
2 48 (11.27%) C#
3 24 (5.63%) JavaScript
4 21 (4.93%) Java
5 19 (4.46%) PowerShell
6 11 (2.58%) T-SQL
7 9 (2.11%) Bash Shell
8 8 (1.88%) ES6
8 8 (1.88%) Python
9 6 (1.41%) TypeScript
10 5 (1.17%) PHP
11 4 (0.94%) C
12 2 (0.47%) ABAP
12 2 (0.47%) ES7
12 2 (0.47%) ES8
12 2 (0.47%) Go
12 2 (0.47%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.47%) VBScript
13 1 (0.23%) Java 8
13 1 (0.23%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 56 (13.15%) Degree
2 23 (5.40%) Cisco Certification
3 20 (4.69%) ITIL Certification
4 17 (3.99%) CISSP
5 13 (3.05%) CCNA
5 13 (3.05%) DBS Check
5 13 (3.05%) HNC
6 11 (2.58%) APMP
6 11 (2.58%) MAPM
7 10 (2.35%) Microsoft Certification
8 9 (2.11%) CISM
9 8 (1.88%) CCNP
9 8 (1.88%) PMP
10 7 (1.64%) GIAC
10 7 (1.64%) PMI Certification
10 7 (1.64%) Security Cleared
11 6 (1.41%) CCIE
11 6 (1.41%) HND
11 6 (1.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 6 (1.41%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (8.45%) SLA
2 28 (6.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 27 (6.34%) QA
4 15 (3.52%) PCI DSS
5 13 (3.05%) PMO
6 11 (2.58%) GDPR
7 8 (1.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 6 (1.41%) Cyber Essentials
8 6 (1.41%) Data Quality
8 6 (1.41%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.23%) COBIT
9 1 (0.23%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.23%) NIST
9 1 (0.23%) Solvency II
System Software
1 22 (5.16%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (4.46%) Active Directory
3 14 (3.29%) Docker
3 14 (3.29%) Hyper-V
4 5 (1.17%) BitLocker
5 4 (0.94%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.47%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.23%) XenApp
7 1 (0.23%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (1.88%) Kubernetes
2 5 (1.17%) FortiGate
3 4 (0.94%) SCCM
4 3 (0.70%) Cisco Prime
4 3 (0.70%) CSIRT
4 3 (0.70%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (0.70%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (0.70%) SCOM
5 2 (0.47%) Ansible
5 2 (0.47%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
5 2 (0.47%) Data Guard
5 2 (0.47%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
5 2 (0.47%) Netcool
5 2 (0.47%) OpenView
5 2 (0.47%) Puppet
5 2 (0.47%) Salt
5 2 (0.47%) Single Sign-On
5 2 (0.47%) Terraform
6 1 (0.23%) logstash
6 1 (0.23%) WSUS
Vendors
1 104 (24.41%) Microsoft
2 43 (10.09%) Cisco
3 29 (6.81%) VMware
4 21 (4.93%) Oracle
5 19 (4.46%) SAP
6 12 (2.82%) HP
7 10 (2.35%) Virgin Media
8 8 (1.88%) CheckPoint
8 8 (1.88%) Dell
9 7 (1.64%) Dynatrace
9 7 (1.64%) Fortinet
9 7 (1.64%) Juniper
9 7 (1.64%) Palo Alto
10 6 (1.41%) Ariba
10 6 (1.41%) Concur
10 6 (1.41%) Workday
11 5 (1.17%) Atlassian
11 5 (1.17%) BMC
11 5 (1.17%) Citrix
12 4 (0.94%) NetApp