Period
to 4 December 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 4 December 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Continual Improvement
England > Midlands
6 months to
4 Dec 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 55 66 56
Rank change year-on-year +11 -10 +30
Permanent jobs citing Continuous Improvement 223 465 598
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 4.63% 4.10% 4.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.04% 4.44% 4.99%
Number of salaries quoted 188 360 425
Median annual salary £51,350 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.70% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £36,250 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £75,750
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% - +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 4,425 10,470 11,995
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 91.80% 92.40% 91.99%
Number of salaries quoted 3,594 8,604 9,151
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.26% +6.88%
10th Percentile £29,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £71,250 £70,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%

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 4 December 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 4 December 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 0 153 £51,500 +6.19% 46
East Midlands +34 65 £50,000 - 22
Continuous Improvement
England

For the 6 months to 4 December 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 83 (37.22%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (24.66%) DevOps
3 46 (20.63%) Problem-Solving
4 45 (20.18%) Azure
5 38 (17.04%) ITIL
6 36 (16.14%) Scrum
7 31 (13.90%) Microsoft
8 30 (13.45%) Decision-Making
9 29 (13.00%) Finance
9 29 (13.00%) Git (software)
10 27 (12.11%) SQL
10 27 (12.11%) JavaScript
10 27 (12.11%) Service Delivery
11 26 (11.66%) Collaborative Working
12 25 (11.21%) Service Management
12 25 (11.21%) Project Management
13 23 (10.31%) Firewall
13 23 (10.31%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 22 (9.87%) Node.js
14 22 (9.87%) Coaching
15 21 (9.42%) SDLC
15 21 (9.42%) SQL Server
16 20 (8.97%) Migration
16 20 (8.97%) QA
16 20 (8.97%) IT Strategy
17 19 (8.52%) VMware
18 18 (8.07%) Stakeholder Management
18 18 (8.07%) CRM
18 18 (8.07%) Configuration Management
18 18 (8.07%) SaaS

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 7 (3.14%) Apache
2 6 (2.69%) Confluence
3 5 (2.24%) IIS
4 4 (1.79%) CMS
4 4 (1.79%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.35%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.45%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.45%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.45%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (1.79%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.90%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.45%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 4 (1.79%) Dynamics NAV
2 3 (1.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.35%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.45%) Line 500
3 1 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 45 (20.18%) Azure
2 18 (8.07%) SaaS
3 13 (5.83%) AWS
4 10 (4.48%) Cloud Computing
4 10 (4.48%) Office 365
5 6 (2.69%) AWS CloudFormation
5 6 (2.69%) Power Platform
6 4 (1.79%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 4 (1.79%) Amazon EKS
6 4 (1.79%) GitHub
6 4 (1.79%) IaaS
6 4 (1.79%) PaaS
6 4 (1.79%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 3 (1.35%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (1.35%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
7 3 (1.35%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 2 (0.90%) Amazon ECS
8 2 (0.90%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (0.90%) G Suite
9 1 (0.45%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 23 (10.31%) Firewall
2 11 (4.93%) Broadband
3 6 (2.69%) VPN
4 5 (2.24%) Network Security
5 4 (1.79%) FTP
5 4 (1.79%) Intrusion Detection
5 4 (1.79%) LAN
5 4 (1.79%) Skype
5 4 (1.79%) TCP/IP
5 4 (1.79%) WAN
6 3 (1.35%) SAN
6 3 (1.35%) Unified Communications
6 3 (1.35%) VLAN
6 3 (1.35%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (0.90%) DHCP
7 2 (0.90%) DNS
7 2 (0.90%) Internet
7 2 (0.90%) IPv4
8 1 (0.45%) MPLS
8 1 (0.45%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (9.42%) SQL Server
2 10 (4.48%) MySQL
2 10 (4.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 9 (4.04%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (4.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (2.24%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (2.24%) Power BI
5 4 (1.79%) Apache Cassandra
5 4 (1.79%) DB2
6 3 (1.35%) RDBMS
6 3 (1.35%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.90%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (0.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.45%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.45%) Qlik Sense
8 1 (0.45%) QlikView
8 1 (0.45%) Semantic Layer
8 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.45%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 29 (13.00%) Git (software)
2 12 (5.38%) Visual Studio
3 8 (3.59%) Bitbucket
4 7 (3.14%) webpack
5 6 (2.69%) Subversion
6 4 (1.79%) JIRA
7 3 (1.35%) Jenkins
7 3 (1.35%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.45%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.45%) FishEye
8 1 (0.45%) git-flow
8 1 (0.45%) GitLab
8 1 (0.45%) Selenium
8 1 (0.45%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.45%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 29 (13.00%) Finance
2 14 (6.28%) Public Sector
3 9 (4.04%) Games
4 7 (3.14%) Aerospace
4 7 (3.14%) Billing
4 7 (3.14%) Retail
5 5 (2.24%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.79%) Marketing
7 3 (1.35%) Legal
7 3 (1.35%) Police
8 2 (0.90%) Digital Economy
8 2 (0.90%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.45%) Law
9 1 (0.45%) Social Housing
Job Titles
1 37 (16.59%) Developer
2 23 (10.31%) Analyst
3 18 (8.07%) DevOps Engineer
4 15 (6.73%) Team Leader
5 13 (5.83%) Architect
6 10 (4.48%) .NET Developer
6 10 (4.48%) IT Manager
6 10 (4.48%) Senior Developer
7 8 (3.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 8 (3.59%) Operations Engineer
7 8 (3.59%) Product Owner
7 8 (3.59%) Senior Analyst
7 8 (3.59%) Technical Leader
8 7 (3.14%) Business Analyst
8 7 (3.14%) Consultant
8 7 (3.14%) IT Analyst
8 7 (3.14%) React Developer
8 7 (3.14%) SQL Developer
8 7 (3.14%) Technical Engineer
8 7 (3.14%) Technical Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (9.87%) Node.js
2 16 (7.17%) .NET
2 16 (7.17%) CSS
3 14 (6.28%) React
4 12 (5.38%) ASP.NET
5 11 (4.93%) .NET Core
5 11 (4.93%) Express
6 9 (4.04%) .NET Framework
6 9 (4.04%) HTML
7 8 (3.59%) AngularJS
7 8 (3.59%) Kafka
8 7 (3.14%) Apache Flex
8 7 (3.14%) ASP.NET Web API
8 7 (3.14%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 7 (3.14%) EJS
8 7 (3.14%) Enzyme
8 7 (3.14%) Jest
8 7 (3.14%) Redux
8 7 (3.14%) Sass
9 6 (2.69%) ASP.NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 16 (7.17%) Management Information System
2 14 (6.28%) User Experience
3 10 (4.48%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (3.59%) Greenfield Project
5 7 (3.14%) Self-Motivation
5 7 (3.14%) W3C
6 5 (2.24%) Cloud Native
7 4 (1.79%) AS400
7 4 (1.79%) Driving Licence
7 4 (1.79%) EPoS
7 4 (1.79%) FMCG
7 4 (1.79%) iSeries
7 4 (1.79%) PMI
7 4 (1.79%) Smart Home
8 3 (1.35%) PKI
9 2 (0.90%) Analytical Mindset
9 2 (0.90%) CMDB
9 2 (0.90%) Data Centre
9 2 (0.90%) Online Games
9 2 (0.90%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 14 (6.28%) Windows
2 10 (4.48%) Linux
3 6 (2.69%) Windows Server
4 4 (1.79%) CentOS
4 4 (1.79%) Ubuntu
5 3 (1.35%) Windows 10
6 2 (0.90%) Android
6 2 (0.90%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.45%) Kali Linux
7 1 (0.45%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.45%) Unix
7 1 (0.45%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.45%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (37.22%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (24.66%) DevOps
3 46 (20.63%) Problem-Solving
4 38 (17.04%) ITIL
5 36 (16.14%) Scrum
6 30 (13.45%) Decision-Making
7 27 (12.11%) Service Delivery
8 26 (11.66%) Collaborative Working
9 25 (11.21%) Project Management
9 25 (11.21%) Service Management
10 23 (10.31%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 22 (9.87%) Coaching
12 21 (9.42%) SDLC
13 20 (8.97%) IT Strategy
13 20 (8.97%) Migration
14 18 (8.07%) Configuration Management
14 18 (8.07%) CRM
14 18 (8.07%) Stakeholder Management
14 18 (8.07%) Visualisation
15 17 (7.62%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (12.11%) JavaScript
1 27 (12.11%) SQL
2 17 (7.62%) T-SQL
3 16 (7.17%) C#
4 15 (6.73%) PowerShell
5 12 (5.38%) Java
6 11 (4.93%) Bash Shell
7 9 (4.04%) PHP
8 7 (3.14%) ES6
9 5 (2.24%) Python
10 4 (1.79%) RPG
10 4 (1.79%) RPG III
10 4 (1.79%) RPG/400
11 3 (1.35%) Scala
12 2 (0.90%) C++
13 1 (0.45%) C
13 1 (0.45%) Korn
13 1 (0.45%) R
13 1 (0.45%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 12 (5.38%) ITIL Certification
2 10 (4.48%) Degree
3 5 (2.24%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (2.24%) CISM
3 5 (2.24%) CISSP
3 5 (2.24%) PMI Certification
3 5 (2.24%) Security Cleared
4 4 (1.79%) APMP
5 3 (1.35%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 3 (1.35%) SC Cleared
6 2 (0.90%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (0.90%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (0.90%) MCSE
6 2 (0.90%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.45%) CCNA
7 1 (0.45%) CCNP
7 1 (0.45%) HND
7 1 (0.45%) ISEB
7 1 (0.45%) MCP
7 1 (0.45%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (8.97%) QA
2 6 (2.69%) GDPR
2 6 (2.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (2.24%) SLA
4 3 (1.35%) Data Quality
4 3 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 27005
4 3 (1.35%) PMO
5 2 (0.90%) ISO 22301
5 2 (0.90%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.45%) COBIT
6 1 (0.45%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.45%) ISO 31000
6 1 (0.45%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.45%) NCSC
6 1 (0.45%) NIST
6 1 (0.45%) P3O
6 1 (0.45%) PMBOK
System Software
1 17 (7.62%) Hyper-V
2 15 (6.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (5.38%) Active Directory
4 10 (4.48%) Docker
4 10 (4.48%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (1.79%) LXC
5 4 (1.79%) XenApp
5 4 (1.79%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 13 (5.83%) Ansible
2 11 (4.93%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (3.59%) Terraform
4 7 (3.14%) Puppet
5 5 (2.24%) Kubernetes
5 5 (2.24%) SCCM
6 4 (1.79%) Docker Swarm
7 3 (1.35%) OPNET
8 2 (0.90%) Packer
9 1 (0.45%) Avamar
9 1 (0.45%) HP Data Protector
9 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Intune
9 1 (0.45%) Nessus
9 1 (0.45%) Netcool
9 1 (0.45%) OpenView
9 1 (0.45%) SCOrch
9 1 (0.45%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 31 (13.90%) Microsoft
2 19 (8.52%) VMware
3 7 (3.14%) Citrix
4 5 (2.24%) Oracle
4 5 (2.24%) Red Hat
5 4 (1.79%) Cisco
5 4 (1.79%) IFS
5 4 (1.79%) New Relic
6 3 (1.35%) MuleSoft
6 3 (1.35%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (1.35%) SAP
6 3 (1.35%) ServiceNow
7 2 (0.90%) Fortinet
7 2 (0.90%) JDA
7 2 (0.90%) Spotify
7 2 (0.90%) Xamarin
8 1 (0.45%) ABBYY
8 1 (0.45%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.45%) BMC
8 1 (0.45%) Veeam