Period
to 24 October 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 24 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Continual Improvement
England > Midlands
6 months to
24 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 51 52 63
Rank change year-on-year +1 +11 -7
Permanent jobs citing Continuous Improvement 532 204 474
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 5.01% 5.06% 4.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.37% 5.41% 4.55%
Number of salaries quoted 381 157 361
10th Percentile £32,500 £36,250 £31,250
25th Percentile £40,000 £41,250 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £47,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +10.53% -5.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £65,000 £59,750 £58,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £67,483 £76,250
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,113 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.33% +0.21% -

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 9,912 3,770 10,417
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 93.29% 93.48% 92.78%
Number of salaries quoted 7,138 3,069 8,581
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,750 £26,250
25th Percentile £37,500 £36,250 £33,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £45,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.89% +1.11% +5.88%
75th Percentile £63,750 £57,500 £57,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £68,750 £70,000
England median annual salary £59,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +7.27% +4.76% -

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 -7 350 £52,500 +2.94% 80
East Midlands +5 184 £42,500 -3.74% 41
Continuous Improvement
England

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

1 197 (37.03%) Social Skills
2 189 (35.53%) Agile Software Development
3 116 (21.80%) Microsoft
4 109 (20.49%) Azure
5 100 (18.80%) Finance
6 93 (17.48%) DevOps
6 93 (17.48%) Problem-Solving
7 81 (15.23%) Coaching
7 81 (15.23%) ITIL
8 76 (14.29%) Project Management
9 71 (13.35%) Degree
10 65 (12.22%) Windows
10 65 (12.22%) SQL
11 64 (12.03%) Mentoring
12 61 (11.47%) Scrum
13 60 (11.28%) Management Information System
14 54 (10.15%) C#
14 54 (10.15%) Analytical Skills
14 54 (10.15%) Line Management
15 52 (9.77%) JavaScript
15 52 (9.77%) Software Engineering
16 50 (9.40%) Project Delivery
17 49 (9.21%) QA
17 49 (9.21%) .NET
17 49 (9.21%) Python
17 49 (9.21%) Git (software)
18 46 (8.65%) Linux
19 43 (8.08%) Stakeholder Management
19 43 (8.08%) Microsoft 365
20 42 (7.89%) Analytics

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 17 (3.20%) SharePoint
2 10 (1.88%) Elasticsearch
3 9 (1.69%) Tomcat
4 8 (1.50%) Apache
4 8 (1.50%) JBoss
5 7 (1.32%) Confluence
5 7 (1.32%) OpenROAD
6 6 (1.13%) IIS
7 4 (0.75%) MS Exchange
7 4 (0.75%) Skype for Business
8 2 (0.38%) Umbraco
8 2 (0.38%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.19%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 1 (0.19%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.19%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.19%) CMS
Applications
1 30 (5.64%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (2.82%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (1.50%) Spreadsheet
4 7 (1.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.75%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.38%) Maya
6 2 (0.38%) NUKE
6 2 (0.38%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (0.75%) Magento
1 4 (0.75%) NetSuite
1 4 (0.75%) Shopify
2 3 (0.56%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.56%) SAP S/4HANA
3 2 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.38%) Maximo
3 2 (0.38%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (0.38%) SAP ERP
3 2 (0.38%) SAP SD
3 2 (0.38%) SAP WM
3 2 (0.38%) TrackWise
4 1 (0.19%) Adobe Campaign
4 1 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.19%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.19%) Primavera
4 1 (0.19%) SAP HCM
4 1 (0.19%) SAP PP
4 1 (0.19%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 109 (20.49%) Azure
2 43 (8.08%) Microsoft 365
3 35 (6.58%) AWS
4 30 (5.64%) SaaS
5 24 (4.51%) Power Platform
6 21 (3.95%) Dynamics 365
7 16 (3.01%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
7 16 (3.01%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 13 (2.44%) Serverless
9 10 (1.88%) Amazon EKS
9 10 (1.88%) Azure Cosmos DB
10 9 (1.69%) PowerApps
11 7 (1.32%) GCP
11 7 (1.32%) PaaS
11 7 (1.32%) Power Automate
12 6 (1.13%) Amazon ECS
12 6 (1.13%) Cloudflare
13 5 (0.94%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 5 (0.94%) Azure Event Grid
13 5 (0.94%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 29 (5.45%) Firewall
2 13 (2.44%) DNS
3 12 (2.26%) WAN
4 10 (1.88%) HTTP
4 10 (1.88%) LAN
4 10 (1.88%) TCP/IP
5 9 (1.69%) DHCP
6 7 (1.32%) Network Security
6 7 (1.32%) Wi-Fi
7 6 (1.13%) DMZ
7 6 (1.13%) VPN
8 5 (0.94%) BGP
8 5 (0.94%) MQTT
8 5 (0.94%) NFC
8 5 (0.94%) PPP
9 4 (0.75%) Internet
9 4 (0.75%) SD-WAN
9 4 (0.75%) Skype
9 4 (0.75%) VoIP
9 4 (0.75%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (7.33%) SQL Server
2 23 (4.32%) Power BI
3 19 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
4 16 (3.01%) MySQL
5 12 (2.26%) Metadata
6 11 (2.07%) Amazon QuickSight
6 11 (2.07%) Metadata Repository
7 9 (1.69%) Data Lake
7 9 (1.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 8 (1.50%) Relational Database
9 7 (1.32%) Crystal Reports
9 7 (1.32%) Ingres
10 6 (1.13%) BusinessObjects
11 5 (0.94%) PostgreSQL
11 5 (0.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 5 (0.94%) Tableau
12 4 (0.75%) Apache Cassandra
12 4 (0.75%) Big Data
13 3 (0.56%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 3 (0.56%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 49 (9.21%) Git (software)
2 32 (6.02%) JIRA
3 16 (3.01%) Visual Studio
4 12 (2.26%) Jenkins
5 11 (2.07%) Bitbucket
5 11 (2.07%) Rational DOORS
6 9 (1.69%) Selenium
7 7 (1.32%) Cucumber
8 6 (1.13%) GitLab
8 6 (1.13%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 6 (1.13%) Storybook
8 6 (1.13%) webpack
9 5 (0.94%) GoogleTest
9 5 (0.94%) Rational Rhapsody
9 5 (0.94%) TestRail
9 5 (0.94%) Valgrind
10 4 (0.75%) gulp
10 4 (0.75%) Maven
10 4 (0.75%) Octopus Deploy
10 4 (0.75%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 197 (37.03%) Social Skills
2 100 (18.80%) Finance
3 54 (10.15%) Analytical Skills
4 36 (6.77%) Retail
5 32 (6.02%) Organisational Skills
6 31 (5.83%) Marketing
7 28 (5.26%) Manufacturing
7 28 (5.26%) Public Sector
8 24 (4.51%) Local Government
9 22 (4.14%) Influencing Skills
10 21 (3.95%) Legal
11 17 (3.20%) Inclusion and Diversity
11 17 (3.20%) Telecoms
12 15 (2.82%) Law
13 14 (2.63%) Games
14 12 (2.26%) Automotive
15 9 (1.69%) Back Office
15 9 (1.69%) Documentation Skills
16 8 (1.50%) Social Housing
17 7 (1.32%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 69 (12.97%) Developer
2 55 (10.34%) Analyst
3 42 (7.89%) Delivery Manager
4 34 (6.39%) Project Manager
5 27 (5.08%) IT Manager
6 25 (4.70%) Senior Manager
7 19 (3.57%) Senior Project Manager
8 18 (3.38%) Lead Developer
9 17 (3.20%) Scrum Master
10 16 (3.01%) Salesforce Developer
10 16 (3.01%) Service Manager
11 15 (2.82%) Consultant
11 15 (2.82%) DevOps Engineer
11 15 (2.82%) Junior
11 15 (2.82%) Operations Manager
11 15 (2.82%) Team Leader
12 14 (2.63%) Systems Analyst
13 13 (2.44%) Data Analyst
13 13 (2.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 13 (2.44%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (9.21%) .NET
2 36 (6.77%) HTML
3 32 (6.02%) CSS
4 26 (4.89%) .NET Core
5 23 (4.32%) React
6 22 (4.14%) XML
7 16 (3.01%) .NET Framework
8 13 (2.44%) Node.js
8 13 (2.44%) XSLT
9 12 (2.26%) AngularJS
9 12 (2.26%) REST
9 12 (2.26%) Web Services
10 11 (2.07%) JSON
10 11 (2.07%) Sass
11 10 (1.88%) ASP.NET Web API
11 10 (1.88%) WPF
12 9 (1.69%) ASP.NET
12 9 (1.69%) Entity Framework
12 9 (1.69%) WCF
13 8 (1.50%) Jest
Miscellaneous
1 60 (11.28%) Management Information System
2 24 (4.51%) Housing Association
3 22 (4.14%) Self-Motivation
4 14 (2.63%) User Experience
5 8 (1.50%) Legacy Systems
6 6 (1.13%) Analytical Mindset
6 6 (1.13%) Mobile App
6 6 (1.13%) Public Cloud
6 6 (1.13%) W3C
7 5 (0.94%) Driving Licence
7 5 (0.94%) Smartcard
8 4 (0.75%) Blog
8 4 (0.75%) CMDB
8 4 (0.75%) Cyber Defence
8 4 (0.75%) Data Structures
8 4 (0.75%) EPoS
8 4 (0.75%) Life Science
8 4 (0.75%) Private Cloud
9 3 (0.56%) Biotechnology
9 3 (0.56%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 65 (12.22%) Windows
2 46 (8.65%) Linux
3 28 (5.26%) Windows Server
4 16 (3.01%) CentOS
5 15 (2.82%) Ubuntu
6 8 (1.50%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (1.13%) Windows Server 2019
8 5 (0.94%) Debian
9 4 (0.75%) Apple iOS
9 4 (0.75%) Unix
9 4 (0.75%) Windows 10
9 4 (0.75%) Windows Server 2016
10 3 (0.56%) Android
11 1 (0.19%) Embedded Linux
11 1 (0.19%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.19%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.19%) VxWorks
11 1 (0.19%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 189 (35.53%) Agile Software Development
2 93 (17.48%) DevOps
2 93 (17.48%) Problem-Solving
3 81 (15.23%) Coaching
3 81 (15.23%) ITIL
4 76 (14.29%) Project Management
5 64 (12.03%) Mentoring
6 61 (11.47%) Scrum
7 54 (10.15%) Line Management
8 52 (9.77%) Software Engineering
9 50 (9.40%) Project Delivery
10 43 (8.08%) Stakeholder Management
11 42 (7.89%) Analytics
11 42 (7.89%) Service Delivery
12 39 (7.33%) Change Management
13 38 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
13 38 (7.14%) Risk Management
13 38 (7.14%) Service Management
14 37 (6.95%) Test Automation
15 36 (6.77%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 65 (12.22%) SQL
2 54 (10.15%) C#
3 52 (9.77%) JavaScript
4 49 (9.21%) Python
5 36 (6.77%) PowerShell
6 29 (5.45%) Bash Shell
7 22 (4.14%) Java
8 18 (3.38%) R
9 16 (3.01%) Apex Code
10 13 (2.44%) T-SQL
11 12 (2.26%) C
12 11 (2.07%) TypeScript
13 10 (1.88%) C++
13 10 (1.88%) PHP
14 7 (1.32%) Ingres ABF
15 6 (1.13%) Perl
16 5 (0.94%) Go
16 5 (0.94%) Groovy
17 4 (0.75%) Ruby
18 3 (0.56%) ES6
Qualifications
1 71 (13.35%) Degree
2 23 (4.32%) Security Cleared
3 15 (2.82%) HNC
3 15 (2.82%) HND
4 14 (2.63%) SC Cleared
5 13 (2.44%) CISSP
6 11 (2.07%) Cisco Certification
7 10 (1.88%) CCNA
7 10 (1.88%) Computer Science Degree
8 7 (1.32%) CISM
9 6 (1.13%) CCNP
10 5 (0.94%) ISEB
10 5 (0.94%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
10 5 (0.94%) Master's Degree
11 4 (0.75%) ISTQB
11 4 (0.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 4 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (0.75%) Microsoft Certification
12 3 (0.56%) CISA
12 3 (0.56%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (9.21%) QA
2 29 (5.45%) PMO
3 28 (5.26%) SLA
4 24 (4.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 19 (3.57%) GRC
6 16 (3.01%) Data Quality
7 14 (2.63%) GDPR
8 11 (2.07%) NIST
9 9 (1.69%) Accessibility
9 9 (1.69%) Cyber Essentials
10 8 (1.50%) COBIT
11 6 (1.13%) PCI DSS
12 5 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 15288
13 4 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 3 (0.56%) ISO 22301
14 3 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27005
15 2 (0.38%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
15 2 (0.38%) ISO 9001
15 2 (0.38%) NEBOSH
16 1 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 26 (4.89%) Docker
2 15 (2.82%) Active Directory
2 15 (2.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (1.32%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.38%) Firmware
4 2 (0.38%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.38%) VMware NSX
4 2 (0.38%) vSphere
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 35 (6.58%) Kubernetes
2 25 (4.70%) SCCM
3 21 (3.95%) Terraform
4 19 (3.57%) Ansible
5 14 (2.63%) Microsoft Intune
5 14 (2.63%) Puppet
6 9 (1.69%) Docker Swarm
7 7 (1.32%) Opscode Chef
7 7 (1.32%) vCenter Server
8 6 (1.13%) FortiGate
8 6 (1.13%) Rundeck
9 5 (0.94%) HP Quality Center
10 4 (0.75%) Bacula
10 4 (0.75%) Bareos
10 4 (0.75%) Cisco Prime
10 4 (0.75%) SCOM
10 4 (0.75%) yum
11 3 (0.56%) Grafana
12 2 (0.38%) Cisco CME
12 2 (0.38%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 116 (21.80%) Microsoft
2 23 (4.32%) Oracle
3 22 (4.14%) Salesforce.com
3 22 (4.14%) VMware
4 20 (3.76%) SAP
5 16 (3.01%) Cisco
6 13 (2.44%) Red Hat
7 11 (2.07%) Google
8 9 (1.69%) Xamarin
9 8 (1.50%) Dell
9 8 (1.50%) SolarWinds
10 7 (1.32%) Actian
10 7 (1.32%) HP
10 7 (1.32%) IBM
10 7 (1.32%) ServiceNow
10 7 (1.32%) Splunk
10 7 (1.32%) Telerik
11 4 (0.75%) Dell KACE
11 4 (0.75%) New Relic
11 4 (0.75%) WooCommerce