Period
to 20 April 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 20 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Continual Improvement
England > Midlands
6 months to
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 70 74 67
Rank change year-on-year +4 -7 +26
Permanent jobs citing Continuous Improvement 616 570 691
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 4.10% 3.59% 3.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.58% 3.98% 4.30%
Number of salaries quoted 382 300 465
Midlands median annual salary £45,947 £45,250 £43,596
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.54% +3.80% -3.12%
10th Percentile £30,500 £28,063 £29,000
90th Percentile £61,700 £67,625 £63,250
England median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £48,500
% change year-on-year - +8.25% -3.00%

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 13,460 14,316 16,074
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 89.60% 90.26% 89.36%
Number of salaries quoted 10,709 11,496 12,866
Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.41% +2.47% +1.25%
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £66,250 £62,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.15%

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 20 April 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 20 April 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 +16 427 £47,500 +5.56% 52
East Midlands -11 189 £42,000 -9.92% 37
Continuous Improvement
England

For the 6 months to 20 April 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.

1 199 (32.31%) ITIL
2 176 (28.57%) Degree
3 155 (25.16%) Self-Motivation
4 146 (23.70%) Microsoft
5 133 (21.59%) Finance
5 133 (21.59%) Data Centre
6 127 (20.62%) Service Delivery
7 123 (19.97%) Agile Software Development
8 104 (16.88%) Problem-Solving
9 103 (16.72%) Analytical Skills
10 96 (15.58%) Software Engineering
11 95 (15.42%) Computer Science
12 92 (14.94%) Project Management
13 90 (14.61%) Line Management
14 81 (13.15%) Mentoring
15 76 (12.34%) Computer Science Degree
16 75 (12.18%) Retail
17 74 (12.01%) Windows
18 71 (11.53%) VMware
19 70 (11.36%) JavaScript
19 70 (11.36%) VMware Infrastructure
20 67 (10.88%) ITIL Certification
21 66 (10.71%) Citrix
21 66 (10.71%) .NET
22 65 (10.55%) Firewall
23 64 (10.39%) SQL
24 62 (10.06%) Test Automation
25 59 (9.58%) HTML
25 59 (9.58%) PRINCE2
26 58 (9.42%) Microsoft Azure

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 29 (4.71%) MS Exchange
2 26 (4.22%) Exchange Server 2010
3 19 (3.08%) SharePoint
4 8 (1.30%) NServiceBus
4 8 (1.30%) Sitefinity
5 3 (0.49%) nginx
5 3 (0.49%) Skype for Business
5 3 (0.49%) Umbraco
6 2 (0.32%) CMS
6 2 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (0.32%) IIS
7 1 (0.16%) Documentum
7 1 (0.16%) SAS
Applications
1 17 (2.76%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (2.27%) MS Visio
3 13 (2.11%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (0.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 21 (3.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (1.46%) SAP CO
2 9 (1.46%) SAP FI
2 9 (1.46%) SAP FI/CO
3 5 (0.81%) SAP FSCM
3 5 (0.81%) SAP HCM
3 5 (0.81%) SAP QM
4 3 (0.49%) Cognos TM1
4 3 (0.49%) Primavera
4 3 (0.49%) SAP EWM
5 2 (0.32%) Cognos Controller
5 2 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.16%) Infor M3
6 1 (0.16%) Movex
6 1 (0.16%) SAP SD
6 1 (0.16%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 58 (9.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 42 (6.82%) PaaS
3 40 (6.49%) Amazon AWS
4 35 (5.68%) SaaS
5 25 (4.06%) Amazon EC2
6 21 (3.41%) GitHub
7 19 (3.08%) IaaS
8 11 (1.79%) Office 365
9 7 (1.14%) Google Cloud Platform
9 7 (1.14%) SuccessFactors
10 6 (0.97%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (0.32%) Google Analytics
12 1 (0.16%) Amazon ELB
12 1 (0.16%) Amazon S3
12 1 (0.16%) Amazon SQS
12 1 (0.16%) Dynamics 365
12 1 (0.16%) OpenShift
12 1 (0.16%) Route 53
12 1 (0.16%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 65 (10.55%) Firewall
2 30 (4.87%) OSPF
3 24 (3.90%) NetScaler
4 23 (3.73%) VPN
5 20 (3.25%) IPsec
6 18 (2.92%) BGP
6 18 (2.92%) Cisco ASA
6 18 (2.92%) Cisco Nexus
6 18 (2.92%) DHCP
6 18 (2.92%) DNS
6 18 (2.92%) FWSM
7 16 (2.60%) LAN
7 16 (2.60%) SNMP
7 16 (2.60%) Software-Defined Networking
7 16 (2.60%) WAN
8 6 (0.97%) SAN
9 5 (0.81%) Internet
9 5 (0.81%) SSL
10 4 (0.65%) Network Security
11 3 (0.49%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (8.44%) SQL Server
2 19 (3.08%) MongoDB
3 18 (2.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 18 (2.92%) SSDT
4 16 (2.60%) Data Warehouse
4 16 (2.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 15 (2.44%) Power BI
6 14 (2.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 10 (1.62%) SQL Server 2016
8 8 (1.30%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 7 (1.14%) SQL Server 2014
10 6 (0.97%) BigQuery
11 5 (0.81%) MySQL
12 4 (0.65%) NoSQL
12 4 (0.65%) Relational Database
13 3 (0.49%) SQL Server 2008
14 2 (0.32%) Oracle Database
14 2 (0.32%) Oracle Database 11g
14 2 (0.32%) Oracle Database 12c
14 2 (0.32%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 31 (5.03%) Team Foundation Server
2 27 (4.38%) Octopus Deploy
3 20 (3.25%) Git (software)
4 18 (2.92%) Cucumber
4 18 (2.92%) eCATT
4 18 (2.92%) LSMW
4 18 (2.92%) Selenium
4 18 (2.92%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 15 (2.44%) Visual Studio
6 11 (1.79%) JIRA
7 8 (1.30%) Jenkins
7 8 (1.30%) Ranorex
8 7 (1.14%) SpecFlow
9 5 (0.81%) Android Studio
10 4 (0.65%) Eclipse
10 4 (0.65%) TeamCity
11 3 (0.49%) TestRail
11 3 (0.49%) VersionOne
11 3 (0.49%) WebDriver
12 2 (0.32%) Bower
General
1 133 (21.59%) Finance
2 75 (12.18%) Retail
3 45 (7.31%) Publishing
4 44 (7.14%) Manufacturing
5 25 (4.06%) Marketing
6 20 (3.25%) Billing
7 13 (2.11%) Local Government
8 9 (1.46%) Automotive
8 9 (1.46%) General Ledger
8 9 (1.46%) Legal
8 9 (1.46%) Telecoms
9 7 (1.14%) Banking
10 5 (0.81%) Investment Banking
10 5 (0.81%) Law
11 3 (0.49%) Electronics
11 3 (0.49%) Games
12 1 (0.16%) Advertising
12 1 (0.16%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 101 (16.40%) Developer
2 72 (11.69%) Analyst
3 66 (10.71%) Architect
4 42 (6.82%) Service Manager
4 42 (6.82%) Technical Specialist
5 40 (6.49%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 39 (6.33%) Consultant
6 39 (6.33%) IT Manager
7 34 (5.52%) SAP Consultant
8 31 (5.03%) JavaScript Developer
9 28 (4.55%) .NET Developer
9 28 (4.55%) Senior Developer
10 27 (4.38%) Project Manager
11 26 (4.22%) Applications Developer
12 25 (4.06%) ICT Architect
13 24 (3.90%) Business Analyst
14 23 (3.73%) Technical Manager
15 22 (3.57%) SQL Developer
15 22 (3.57%) Technical Services Manager
16 18 (2.92%) .NET Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (10.71%) .NET
2 59 (9.58%) HTML
3 47 (7.63%) CSS
4 40 (6.49%) AngularJS
5 33 (5.36%) jQuery
5 33 (5.36%) Node.js
6 26 (4.22%) React
7 24 (3.90%) ASP.NET
7 24 (3.90%) EDI
8 23 (3.73%) HTML5
8 23 (3.73%) Web Services
9 22 (3.57%) REST
10 18 (2.92%) IDoc
10 18 (2.92%) LDAP
10 18 (2.92%) WinForms
11 15 (2.44%) JSON
12 14 (2.27%) XML
13 13 (2.11%) .NET Framework
13 13 (2.11%) CSS3
14 12 (1.95%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 155 (25.16%) Self-Motivation
2 133 (21.59%) Data Centre
3 103 (16.72%) Analytical Skills
4 95 (15.42%) Computer Science
5 39 (6.33%) CMDB
6 34 (5.52%) Management Information System
7 30 (4.87%) Public Cloud
8 26 (4.22%) Greenfield Project
9 22 (3.57%) Social Media
10 18 (2.92%) LIMS
10 18 (2.92%) PKI
11 14 (2.27%) User Experience
12 9 (1.46%) Mobile App
12 9 (1.46%) Smart Meter
13 7 (1.14%) FMCG
14 5 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
15 4 (0.65%) Replication
16 3 (0.49%) Driving Licence
16 3 (0.49%) Mobile Computing
16 3 (0.49%) Raspberry Pi
Operating Systems
1 74 (12.01%) Windows
2 31 (5.03%) Windows Server
3 21 (3.41%) Linux
4 8 (1.30%) Android
5 5 (0.81%) Ubuntu
5 5 (0.81%) Unix
6 3 (0.49%) AIX
6 3 (0.49%) Amazon Linux
6 3 (0.49%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.49%) Windows 10
6 3 (0.49%) Windows 8
7 2 (0.32%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.32%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.16%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 199 (32.31%) ITIL
2 127 (20.62%) Service Delivery
3 123 (19.97%) Agile Software Development
4 104 (16.88%) Problem-Solving
5 96 (15.58%) Software Engineering
6 92 (14.94%) Project Management
7 90 (14.61%) Line Management
8 81 (13.15%) Mentoring
9 62 (10.06%) Test Automation
10 59 (9.58%) PRINCE2
11 52 (8.44%) Root Cause Analysis
12 50 (8.12%) Presales
12 50 (8.12%) Requirements Analysis
13 47 (7.63%) Stakeholder Management
14 46 (7.47%) Change Management
15 43 (6.98%) Coaching
16 41 (6.66%) Integration Testing
16 41 (6.66%) IT Strategy
16 41 (6.66%) Scrum
17 40 (6.49%) Customer Requirements
Programming Languages
1 70 (11.36%) JavaScript
2 64 (10.39%) SQL
3 51 (8.28%) C#
4 25 (4.06%) ABAP
4 25 (4.06%) Java
5 19 (3.08%) VB.NET
6 12 (1.95%) Python
7 10 (1.62%) C++
7 10 (1.62%) T-SQL
8 9 (1.46%) C
9 8 (1.30%) PowerShell
10 6 (0.97%) Bash Shell
10 6 (0.97%) Perl
11 4 (0.65%) PL/SQL
12 3 (0.49%) R
12 3 (0.49%) VBA
13 2 (0.32%) Ruby
14 1 (0.16%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 1 (0.16%) ES6
14 1 (0.16%) XPath
Qualifications
1 176 (28.57%) Degree
2 76 (12.34%) Computer Science Degree
3 67 (10.88%) ITIL Certification
4 49 (7.95%) MCP
5 34 (5.52%) Microsoft Certification
6 30 (4.87%) PMI Certification
6 30 (4.87%) PMP
7 26 (4.22%) MCPD
8 24 (3.90%) Cisco Certification
9 23 (3.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 18 (2.92%) CCNP
11 16 (2.60%) ISEB
12 14 (2.27%) ISTQB
13 10 (1.62%) CISSP
14 9 (1.46%) Security Cleared
15 8 (1.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 6 (0.97%) CCNA
16 6 (0.97%) CEH
16 6 (0.97%) CompTIA Security+
16 6 (0.97%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (7.95%) SLA
2 44 (7.14%) QA
3 19 (3.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 19 (3.08%) PMO
4 12 (1.95%) Data Quality
5 8 (1.30%) COBIT
5 8 (1.30%) ISO 9001
6 6 (0.97%) GDPR
6 6 (0.97%) GPG13
6 6 (0.97%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 5 (0.81%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.32%) Cyber Essentials
8 2 (0.32%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 2 (0.32%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.16%) GCP
9 1 (0.16%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 70 (11.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 27 (4.38%) Hyper-V
3 26 (4.22%) XenApp
4 24 (3.90%) Microsoft App-V
4 24 (3.90%) Virtual Machines
4 24 (3.90%) VMware ESXi
4 24 (3.90%) vSphere
4 24 (3.90%) XenDesktop
5 22 (3.57%) Active Directory
6 10 (1.62%) Docker
7 3 (0.49%) BitLocker
8 2 (0.32%) Firmware
8 2 (0.32%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (0.32%) Snort
8 2 (0.32%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.16%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 48 (7.79%) SCVMM
2 24 (3.90%) vCenter Server
2 24 (3.90%) vMotion
3 13 (2.11%) Ansible
4 8 (1.30%) Terraform
5 5 (0.81%) Docker Swarm
5 5 (0.81%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (0.81%) SCCM
6 3 (0.49%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (0.49%) Packer
7 2 (0.32%) Data Guard
7 2 (0.32%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
7 2 (0.32%) FortiGate
7 2 (0.32%) Snorby
7 2 (0.32%) Suricata
7 2 (0.32%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (0.16%) Grafana
8 1 (0.16%) ITRS Geneos
8 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (0.16%) Puppet
Vendors
1 146 (23.70%) Microsoft
2 71 (11.53%) VMware
3 66 (10.71%) Citrix
4 53 (8.60%) Cisco
5 51 (8.28%) CheckPoint
6 44 (7.14%) Fortinet
7 41 (6.66%) SAP
8 32 (5.19%) HP
9 25 (4.06%) Ivanti
10 24 (3.90%) BMC
11 21 (3.41%) Juniper
12 18 (2.92%) F5
13 16 (2.60%) CA
14 13 (2.11%) ServiceNow
15 11 (1.79%) EMC
15 11 (1.79%) NetApp
15 11 (1.79%) Oracle
16 10 (1.62%) Google
17 8 (1.30%) IBM
18 7 (1.14%) Cadence