Period
to 27 July 2021

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 27 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Continual Improvement
England > Midlands
6 months to
27 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 45 39 80
Rank change year-on-year -6 +41 -29
Permanent jobs citing Continuous Improvement 478 311 433
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 4.99% 5.75% 3.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.43% 6.29% 3.93%
Number of salaries quoted 352 228 291
10th Percentile £31,250 £36,250 £31,250
25th Percentile £42,000 £41,500 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
75th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
90th Percentile £73,500 £67,296 £78,750
England median annual salary £56,757 £55,000 £54,930
% change year-on-year +3.19% +0.13% +2.23%

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 8,810 4,943 11,018
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 91.93% 91.45% 92.12%
Number of salaries quoted 6,489 4,084 8,637
10th Percentile £29,000 £27,500 £26,250
25th Percentile £36,250 £35,188 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £45,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.40% +1.11% +5.88%
75th Percentile £61,250 £57,563 £57,500
90th Percentile £73,750 £69,750 £68,750
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +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 27 July 2021.

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 27 July 2021. 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 -9 355 £52,500 +3.96% 82
East Midlands -15 122 £45,000 -5.26% 41
Continuous Improvement
England

For the 6 months to 27 July 2021, 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.

1 163 (34.10%) Agile Software Development
2 161 (33.68%) Social Skills
3 116 (24.27%) Azure
4 113 (23.64%) Microsoft
5 99 (20.71%) DevOps
6 79 (16.53%) Problem-Solving
7 71 (14.85%) Finance
8 70 (14.64%) C#
9 68 (14.23%) SQL
10 64 (13.39%) ITIL
11 63 (13.18%) Coaching
12 60 (12.55%) Windows
12 60 (12.55%) .NET
13 57 (11.92%) AWS
14 54 (11.30%) JavaScript
14 54 (11.30%) Linux
15 53 (11.09%) Project Management
16 48 (10.04%) Degree
17 47 (9.83%) Python
18 46 (9.62%) Mentoring
19 45 (9.41%) CSS
19 45 (9.41%) Scrum
19 45 (9.41%) Git (software)
20 44 (9.21%) Analytical Skills
21 43 (9.00%) Test Automation
21 43 (9.00%) Retail
22 42 (8.79%) Firewall
23 41 (8.58%) Information Security
23 41 (8.58%) Microsoft 365
24 40 (8.37%) HTML

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 16 (3.35%) SharePoint
2 15 (3.14%) Elasticsearch
3 12 (2.51%) Apache
3 12 (2.51%) IIS
4 11 (2.30%) CMS
4 11 (2.30%) Tomcat
5 10 (2.09%) JBoss
6 8 (1.67%) OpenROAD
7 7 (1.46%) Confluence
8 4 (0.84%) MS Exchange
8 4 (0.84%) SAS
8 4 (0.84%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (0.42%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.21%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 1 (0.21%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.21%) Apache Spark
10 1 (0.21%) NServiceBus
10 1 (0.21%) Umbraco
Applications
1 20 (4.18%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (3.14%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (1.67%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (0.84%) InfoPath
4 4 (0.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.21%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.21%) SOLIDWORKS
5 1 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (1.67%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (1.05%) NetSuite
3 4 (0.84%) Dynamics NAV
3 4 (0.84%) Magento
3 4 (0.84%) Shopify
4 3 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.42%) SAP WM
6 1 (0.21%) Adobe Campaign
6 1 (0.21%) Oracle 11i
6 1 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.21%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.21%) Primavera
6 1 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.21%) SAP BPC
6 1 (0.21%) SAP HCM
6 1 (0.21%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 116 (24.27%) Azure
2 57 (11.92%) AWS
3 41 (8.58%) Microsoft 365
4 30 (6.28%) SaaS
5 22 (4.60%) Power Platform
6 20 (4.18%) Dynamics 365
7 16 (3.35%) GCP
7 16 (3.35%) Serverless
8 13 (2.72%) Amazon EKS
9 10 (2.09%) Amazon ECS
10 9 (1.88%) Azure Cosmos DB
11 8 (1.67%) Azure Active Directory
12 7 (1.46%) AWS Lambda
12 7 (1.46%) npm
13 6 (1.26%) Amazon Cognito
13 6 (1.26%) PaaS
14 4 (0.84%) PowerApps
15 3 (0.63%) Adobe Analytics
15 3 (0.63%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 3 (0.63%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 42 (8.79%) Firewall
2 15 (3.14%) TCP/IP
3 14 (2.93%) HTTP
3 14 (2.93%) VPN
4 13 (2.72%) DNS
5 11 (2.30%) DHCP
5 11 (2.30%) Wireless
6 10 (2.09%) DMZ
6 10 (2.09%) LAN
7 8 (1.67%) WAN
8 7 (1.46%) VLAN
9 6 (1.26%) BIG-IP
9 6 (1.26%) Unified Communications
10 5 (1.05%) Broadband
10 5 (1.05%) PBX
10 5 (1.05%) Wi-Fi
11 4 (0.84%) BGP
11 4 (0.84%) Network Security
12 2 (0.42%) Cisco ASA
12 2 (0.42%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (7.95%) SQL Server
2 20 (4.18%) Power BI
3 14 (2.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 13 (2.72%) Data Warehouse
5 11 (2.30%) MySQL
5 11 (2.30%) NoSQL
6 10 (2.09%) Data Lake
7 9 (1.88%) Tableau
8 8 (1.67%) Crystal Reports
8 8 (1.67%) Ingres
8 8 (1.67%) PostgreSQL
9 7 (1.46%) InfluxDB
9 7 (1.46%) Relational Database
9 7 (1.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 5 (1.05%) Amazon RDS
10 5 (1.05%) Metadata
10 5 (1.05%) OLAP
10 5 (1.05%) Tableau Server
11 4 (0.84%) BusinessObjects
12 3 (0.63%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 45 (9.41%) Git (software)
2 24 (5.02%) JIRA
3 16 (3.35%) Selenium
4 11 (2.30%) MSTest
4 11 (2.30%) NUnit
4 11 (2.30%) SpecFlow
4 11 (2.30%) Visual Studio
5 8 (1.67%) GitLab
5 8 (1.67%) Jenkins
6 7 (1.46%) Octopus Deploy
7 6 (1.26%) Cucumber
7 6 (1.26%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (1.05%) Spinnaker
8 5 (1.05%) TeamCity
8 5 (1.05%) Visual Studio Team System
9 4 (0.84%) Cypress.io
9 4 (0.84%) webpack
10 3 (0.63%) gulp
10 3 (0.63%) Sonatype Nexus
11 2 (0.42%) Babel
General
1 161 (33.68%) Social Skills
2 71 (14.85%) Finance
3 44 (9.21%) Analytical Skills
4 43 (9.00%) Retail
5 33 (6.90%) Influencing Skills
6 31 (6.49%) Marketing
7 25 (5.23%) Organisational Skills
8 20 (4.18%) Legal
8 20 (4.18%) Public Sector
9 16 (3.35%) Inclusion and Diversity
10 15 (3.14%) Games
11 12 (2.51%) Local Government
12 11 (2.30%) Manufacturing
12 11 (2.30%) Presentation Skills
13 10 (2.09%) Digital Economy
14 8 (1.67%) Telecoms
15 7 (1.46%) Advertising
15 7 (1.46%) Back Office
15 7 (1.46%) Law
16 6 (1.26%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 70 (14.64%) Developer
2 56 (11.72%) Analyst
3 31 (6.49%) Project Manager
4 28 (5.86%) DevOps Engineer
5 25 (5.23%) IT Manager
6 24 (5.02%) Software Developer
7 21 (4.39%) Service Manager
8 20 (4.18%) Senior Manager
9 19 (3.97%) Delivery Manager
10 17 (3.56%) Senior Analyst
11 16 (3.35%) Data Analyst
11 16 (3.35%) Test Engineer
12 14 (2.93%) Architect
12 14 (2.93%) Service Design Manager
13 13 (2.72%) Operations Manager
13 13 (2.72%) Senior Project Manager
14 12 (2.51%) Full Stack Developer
14 12 (2.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 11 (2.30%) Senior Software Test Engineer
15 11 (2.30%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (12.55%) .NET
2 45 (9.41%) CSS
3 40 (8.37%) HTML
4 24 (5.02%) React
5 19 (3.97%) .NET Core
6 15 (3.14%) REST
7 14 (2.93%) jQuery
8 13 (2.72%) .NET Framework
8 13 (2.72%) Entity Framework
8 13 (2.72%) HTML5
8 13 (2.72%) Node.js
9 12 (2.51%) AngularJS
10 11 (2.30%) JSON
10 11 (2.30%) WPF
11 9 (1.88%) WCF
11 9 (1.88%) Web Services
12 8 (1.67%) ASP.NET
12 8 (1.67%) CSS3
13 7 (1.46%) RESTful
14 6 (1.26%) DOM
Miscellaneous
1 39 (8.16%) Management Information System
2 23 (4.81%) Self-Motivation
3 20 (4.18%) User Experience
4 12 (2.51%) EPoS
4 12 (2.51%) Mobile App
5 11 (2.30%) Housing Association
5 11 (2.30%) Legacy Systems
6 8 (1.67%) Greenfield Project
7 5 (1.05%) Cyber Defence
7 5 (1.05%) Data Protection Act
7 5 (1.05%) Data Structures
7 5 (1.05%) Driving Licence
7 5 (1.05%) N-Tier
8 4 (0.84%) Linux Command Line
8 4 (0.84%) NHS
8 4 (0.84%) Social Media
9 3 (0.63%) Cyberthreat
9 3 (0.63%) Data Centre
9 3 (0.63%) Hybrid Cloud
9 3 (0.63%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 60 (12.55%) Windows
2 54 (11.30%) Linux
3 30 (6.28%) Windows Server
4 25 (5.23%) Ubuntu
5 22 (4.60%) CentOS
6 8 (1.67%) Unix
7 7 (1.46%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (1.05%) Windows 10
8 5 (1.05%) Windows Server 2019
9 2 (0.42%) AIX
9 2 (0.42%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.42%) SUSE
9 2 (0.42%) VxWorks
10 1 (0.21%) Android
10 1 (0.21%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.21%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.21%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 163 (34.10%) Agile Software Development
2 99 (20.71%) DevOps
3 79 (16.53%) Problem-Solving
4 64 (13.39%) ITIL
5 63 (13.18%) Coaching
6 53 (11.09%) Project Management
7 46 (9.62%) Mentoring
8 45 (9.41%) Scrum
9 43 (9.00%) Test Automation
10 41 (8.58%) Information Security
11 39 (8.16%) Cybersecurity
12 38 (7.95%) Project Delivery
13 37 (7.74%) Risk Management
13 37 (7.74%) SDLC
14 36 (7.53%) Change Management
14 36 (7.53%) Stakeholder Management
15 31 (6.49%) Service Delivery
15 31 (6.49%) TDD
16 30 (6.28%) Line Management
17 29 (6.07%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 70 (14.64%) C#
2 68 (14.23%) SQL
3 54 (11.30%) JavaScript
4 47 (9.83%) Python
5 35 (7.32%) Bash Shell
6 27 (5.65%) PowerShell
7 21 (4.39%) T-SQL
8 16 (3.35%) Java
9 14 (2.93%) C
10 10 (2.09%) TypeScript
11 9 (1.88%) C++
11 9 (1.88%) PHP
12 8 (1.67%) Ingres ABF
13 7 (1.46%) Perl
14 3 (0.63%) ES6
15 2 (0.42%) Shell Script
16 1 (0.21%) ABAP
16 1 (0.21%) PL/SQL
16 1 (0.21%) VBA
16 1 (0.21%) XAML
Qualifications
1 48 (10.04%) Degree
2 18 (3.77%) Security Cleared
3 14 (2.93%) CISSP
4 12 (2.51%) ISEB
4 12 (2.51%) ISTQB
4 12 (2.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 10 (2.09%) SC Cleared
6 8 (1.67%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (1.46%) CISA
7 7 (1.46%) HNC
8 6 (1.26%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (1.26%) HND
9 5 (1.05%) CCNA
9 5 (1.05%) CISM
10 4 (0.84%) CREST Certified
10 4 (0.84%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (0.84%) TOGAF Certification
11 3 (0.63%) Computer Science Degree
11 3 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 3 (0.63%) Tableau Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (8.16%) QA
2 27 (5.65%) SLA
3 25 (5.23%) GDPR
3 25 (5.23%) GRC
4 23 (4.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 20 (4.18%) PMO
6 18 (3.77%) COBIT
7 17 (3.56%) NIST
8 11 (2.30%) Cyber Essentials
9 10 (2.09%) PCI DSS
10 5 (1.05%) BS25999
10 5 (1.05%) ISO 22301
10 5 (1.05%) ISO 31000
11 4 (0.84%) Data Quality
12 3 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 2 (0.42%) Accessibility
13 2 (0.42%) NEBOSH
14 1 (0.21%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 31 (6.49%) Docker
2 20 (4.18%) Active Directory
3 18 (3.77%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (1.67%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.84%) Firmware
5 4 (0.84%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.42%) VMware NSX
6 2 (0.42%) vSphere
7 1 (0.21%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 37 (7.74%) Kubernetes
2 26 (5.44%) Terraform
3 22 (4.60%) Ansible
4 19 (3.97%) Puppet
5 13 (2.72%) Docker Swarm
6 10 (2.09%) Opscode Chef
6 10 (2.09%) Rundeck
7 9 (1.88%) vCenter Server
8 7 (1.46%) Microsoft Intune
9 5 (1.05%) Bacula
9 5 (1.05%) Bareos
9 5 (1.05%) Prometheus
9 5 (1.05%) yum
9 5 (1.05%) Zipkin
10 4 (0.84%) Cisco Prime
10 4 (0.84%) Single Sign-On
11 2 (0.42%) Cisco CME
11 2 (0.42%) FortiGate
11 2 (0.42%) Grafana
11 2 (0.42%) Nessus
Vendors
1 113 (23.64%) Microsoft
2 23 (4.81%) Oracle
3 21 (4.39%) VMware
4 20 (4.18%) Red Hat
5 16 (3.35%) Cisco
5 16 (3.35%) Google
6 15 (3.14%) SAP
7 14 (2.93%) Salesforce.com
8 8 (1.67%) Actian
8 8 (1.67%) Telerik
8 8 (1.67%) Xamarin
9 6 (1.26%) F5
9 6 (1.26%) Fortinet
9 6 (1.26%) JDA
9 6 (1.26%) ServiceNow
10 5 (1.05%) ConnectWise
10 5 (1.05%) Dell
10 5 (1.05%) SaltStack
10 5 (1.05%) Splunk
11 4 (0.84%) WooCommerce