Period
to 19 January 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 19 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Continual Improvement
England > Midlands
6 months to
19 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 60 60 73
Rank change year-on-year 0 +13 -21
Permanent jobs citing Continuous Improvement 433 541 588
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 4.16% 4.51% 3.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.53% 4.89% 4.28%
Number of salaries quoted 328 364 374
Midlands median annual salary £49,500 £46,204 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.13% +2.67% -10.00%
10th Percentile £32,943 £30,613 £27,500
90th Percentile £68,750 £70,000 £67,500
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 9,558 11,061 13,731
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 91.79% 92.24% 91.19%
Number of salaries quoted 7,903 8,217 11,079
Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.27% +10.00% -4.97%
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

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 19 January 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 19 January 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 -6 317 £48,250 +1.58% 66
East Midlands -10 115 £50,000 +15.53% 44
Continuous Improvement
England

For the 6 months to 19 January 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.

1 120 (27.71%) Agile Software Development
2 100 (23.09%) Finance
3 95 (21.94%) ITIL
4 89 (20.55%) Mentoring
5 86 (19.86%) Microsoft
6 84 (19.40%) Project Management
7 76 (17.55%) Problem-Solving
8 70 (16.17%) Azure
9 61 (14.09%) Change Management
10 59 (13.63%) Cisco
11 58 (13.39%) Telecoms
11 58 (13.39%) Project Delivery
12 53 (12.24%) Service Delivery
13 51 (11.78%) Stakeholder Management
14 48 (11.09%) C#
15 45 (10.39%) Degree
16 43 (9.93%) SQL
16 43 (9.93%) Windows
16 43 (9.93%) Firewall
17 42 (9.70%) Information Security
18 41 (9.47%) SQL Server
18 41 (9.47%) SLA
19 40 (9.24%) LAN
20 39 (9.01%) WAN
20 39 (9.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
20 39 (9.01%) Analytical Skills
21 38 (8.78%) DevOps
22 37 (8.55%) .NET
22 37 (8.55%) Management Information System
23 35 (8.08%) Change Control

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 13 (3.00%) BizTalk Server
1 13 (3.00%) IIS
2 12 (2.77%) SharePoint
3 6 (1.39%) MS Exchange
4 3 (0.69%) Skype for Business
5 2 (0.46%) Appian
5 2 (0.46%) Confluence
6 1 (0.23%) Apache
6 1 (0.23%) Drupal
6 1 (0.23%) Moodle
Applications
1 18 (4.16%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (3.46%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (1.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (1.15%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.46%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (1.15%) SAP HR
1 5 (1.15%) Teamcenter
2 4 (0.92%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (0.92%) SAP HCM
3 3 (0.69%) NetSuite
4 2 (0.46%) SAP MM
4 2 (0.46%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.23%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.23%) Maximo
5 1 (0.23%) OpenText VIM for SAP
5 1 (0.23%) Primavera
5 1 (0.23%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 70 (16.17%) Azure
2 32 (7.39%) AWS
3 27 (6.24%) SaaS
4 25 (5.77%) PaaS
5 24 (5.54%) Office 365
6 22 (5.08%) IaaS
7 7 (1.62%) Power Platform
7 7 (1.62%) Slack
8 6 (1.39%) GitHub
9 5 (1.15%) SuccessFactors
10 4 (0.92%) Dynamics 365
10 4 (0.92%) Serverless
11 2 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
12 1 (0.23%) Azure Data Factory
12 1 (0.23%) Azure Functions
12 1 (0.23%) GCP
12 1 (0.23%) Google Sheets
12 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Flow
12 1 (0.23%) PowerApps
12 1 (0.23%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 43 (9.93%) Firewall
2 40 (9.24%) LAN
3 39 (9.01%) WAN
4 23 (5.31%) Wireless
5 22 (5.08%) Internet
6 15 (3.46%) DNS
6 15 (3.46%) VoIP
7 14 (3.23%) DHCP
8 13 (3.00%) OSPF
8 13 (3.00%) SAN
9 9 (2.08%) Network Security
10 7 (1.62%) TCP/IP
11 6 (1.39%) SMS
12 5 (1.15%) Wi-Fi
13 4 (0.92%) Cisco Nexus
13 4 (0.92%) Skype
13 4 (0.92%) VLAN
14 3 (0.69%) Remote Desktop
15 2 (0.46%) NetScaler
15 2 (0.46%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (9.47%) SQL Server
2 12 (2.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 11 (2.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 10 (2.31%) MongoDB
5 6 (1.39%) Oracle Database
5 6 (1.39%) Power BI
5 6 (1.39%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (1.15%) Firebird
7 4 (0.92%) Qlik Sense
8 3 (0.69%) Oracle Database 11g
8 3 (0.69%) QlikView
8 3 (0.69%) SAP BW
8 3 (0.69%) SAP HANA
8 3 (0.69%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (0.69%) SQL Server 2014
8 3 (0.69%) SQL Server 2016
8 3 (0.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (0.46%) MySQL
10 1 (0.23%) Data Mining
10 1 (0.23%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 22 (5.08%) Git (software)
2 19 (4.39%) Visual Studio
3 14 (3.23%) JIRA
4 13 (3.00%) Jenkins
5 11 (2.54%) Subversion
6 9 (2.08%) Selenium
7 6 (1.39%) Cucumber
8 5 (1.15%) Xcode
9 4 (0.92%) SoapUI
10 3 (0.69%) Ant
10 3 (0.69%) Eclipse
10 3 (0.69%) Gradle
10 3 (0.69%) Maven
10 3 (0.69%) Octopus Deploy
11 2 (0.46%) gulp
11 2 (0.46%) JMeter
11 2 (0.46%) webpack
12 1 (0.23%) Appium
12 1 (0.23%) LoadUI
12 1 (0.23%) Protractor
General
1 100 (23.09%) Finance
2 58 (13.39%) Telecoms
3 29 (6.70%) Retail
4 15 (3.46%) Manufacturing
5 10 (2.31%) Public Sector
6 8 (1.85%) Marketing
7 7 (1.62%) Games
8 5 (1.15%) Back Office
8 5 (1.15%) Legal
9 4 (0.92%) Automotive
9 4 (0.92%) Local Government
10 3 (0.69%) Law
11 2 (0.46%) Billing
12 1 (0.23%) French Language
12 1 (0.23%) German Language
12 1 (0.23%) Housing Association
12 1 (0.23%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 56 (12.93%) Developer
2 52 (12.01%) Analyst
3 33 (7.62%) Project Manager
4 23 (5.31%) Service Manager
5 21 (4.85%) Infrastructure Manager
6 20 (4.62%) Network Engineer
7 19 (4.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 19 (4.39%) IT Manager
7 19 (4.39%) Software Developer
8 17 (3.93%) Head of Delivery
9 16 (3.70%) Architect
10 15 (3.46%) Senior Developer
11 14 (3.23%) Head of IT
11 14 (3.23%) IT Support
12 13 (3.00%) Cloud Engineer
12 13 (3.00%) Consultant
12 13 (3.00%) IT Engineer
12 13 (3.00%) Senior Network Engineer
12 13 (3.00%) Team Leader
13 12 (2.77%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (8.55%) .NET
2 27 (6.24%) Web Services
3 19 (4.39%) WPF
4 17 (3.93%) CSS
4 17 (3.93%) HTML
5 15 (3.46%) ASP.NET
5 15 (3.46%) WinForms
6 13 (3.00%) .NET Framework
7 12 (2.77%) XML
8 9 (2.08%) HTML5
9 7 (1.62%) AngularJS
9 7 (1.62%) JSON
9 7 (1.62%) Spring
10 6 (1.39%) Node.js
10 6 (1.39%) React
11 5 (1.15%) RESTful
12 4 (0.92%) ASP.NET Web API
12 4 (0.92%) CSS3
12 4 (0.92%) Middleware
13 3 (0.69%) OpenID
Miscellaneous
1 39 (9.01%) Analytical Skills
2 37 (8.55%) Management Information System
3 27 (6.24%) Data Centre
4 26 (6.00%) User Experience
5 21 (4.85%) Self-Motivation
6 15 (3.46%) Greenfield Project
7 12 (2.77%) CCTV
8 8 (1.85%) Public Cloud
9 7 (1.62%) Mobile App
9 7 (1.62%) Security Operations Centre
10 5 (1.15%) CESG
10 5 (1.15%) Cyberthreat
10 5 (1.15%) Driving Licence
10 5 (1.15%) EPoS
10 5 (1.15%) Hybrid Cloud
10 5 (1.15%) NHS
11 3 (0.69%) Cyberattack
11 3 (0.69%) Data Protection Act
11 3 (0.69%) FMCG
12 2 (0.46%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 43 (9.93%) Windows
2 21 (4.85%) Linux
3 16 (3.70%) Windows 10
4 12 (2.77%) Unix
5 8 (1.85%) VMS
6 7 (1.62%) Windows Server
7 4 (0.92%) Windows 7
7 4 (0.92%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.69%) Apple iOS
8 3 (0.69%) Windows 8
9 2 (0.46%) SUSE
10 1 (0.23%) Android
10 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (27.71%) Agile Software Development
2 95 (21.94%) ITIL
3 89 (20.55%) Mentoring
4 84 (19.40%) Project Management
5 76 (17.55%) Problem-Solving
6 61 (14.09%) Change Management
7 58 (13.39%) Project Delivery
8 53 (12.24%) Service Delivery
9 51 (11.78%) Stakeholder Management
10 42 (9.70%) Information Security
11 38 (8.78%) DevOps
12 35 (8.08%) Change Control
13 34 (7.85%) Fintech
13 34 (7.85%) Risk Management
14 32 (7.39%) Cybersecurity
15 31 (7.16%) Coaching
16 30 (6.93%) People Management
17 27 (6.24%) Penetration Testing
17 27 (6.24%) PRINCE2
17 27 (6.24%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 48 (11.09%) C#
2 43 (9.93%) SQL
3 28 (6.47%) JavaScript
4 18 (4.16%) Java
5 14 (3.23%) T-SQL
6 13 (3.00%) TypeScript
7 10 (2.31%) PowerShell
8 5 (1.15%) Bash Shell
8 5 (1.15%) PHP
8 5 (1.15%) Python
9 4 (0.92%) ABAP
9 4 (0.92%) C
9 4 (0.92%) Go
10 2 (0.46%) ES6
10 2 (0.46%) ES7
10 2 (0.46%) ES8
11 1 (0.23%) C++
11 1 (0.23%) Java 8
11 1 (0.23%) PHP 7
11 1 (0.23%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 45 (10.39%) Degree
2 32 (7.39%) CISSP
3 31 (7.16%) ITIL Certification
4 27 (6.24%) Cisco Certification
5 17 (3.93%) CISM
6 15 (3.46%) Security Cleared
7 14 (3.23%) SC Cleared
8 13 (3.00%) CCIE
9 12 (2.77%) CCNA
10 10 (2.31%) DBS Check
10 10 (2.31%) Microsoft Certification
11 9 (2.08%) CCNP
11 9 (2.08%) CISA
12 8 (1.85%) CRISC
12 8 (1.85%) ISSMP
13 7 (1.62%) MCP
14 6 (1.39%) Computer Science Degree
15 5 (1.15%) CompTIA Security+
15 5 (1.15%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
15 5 (1.15%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (9.47%) SLA
2 39 (9.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 20 (4.62%) QA
4 11 (2.54%) PCI DSS
5 9 (2.08%) PMO
6 8 (1.85%) Cyber Essentials
7 7 (1.62%) ISO 22301
8 4 (0.92%) Data Quality
8 4 (0.92%) GDPR
9 2 (0.46%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 2 (0.46%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.23%) COBIT
10 1 (0.23%) Solvency II
System Software
1 19 (4.39%) Hyper-V
2 17 (3.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (2.54%) Active Directory
4 4 (0.92%) Firmware
4 4 (0.92%) XenApp
5 3 (0.69%) Docker
6 2 (0.46%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.46%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.46%) vSphere
6 2 (0.46%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.23%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.23%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 9 (2.08%) SCCM
2 5 (1.15%) Ansible
2 5 (1.15%) CSIRT
3 4 (0.92%) FortiGate
3 4 (0.92%) logstash
4 3 (0.69%) Kibana
4 3 (0.69%) Kubernetes
5 2 (0.46%) AppDNA
5 2 (0.46%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
5 2 (0.46%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.46%) Puppet
5 2 (0.46%) Salt
6 1 (0.23%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.23%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
6 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.23%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (0.23%) WSUS
Vendors
1 86 (19.86%) Microsoft
2 59 (13.63%) Cisco
3 26 (6.00%) SAP
4 23 (5.31%) VMware
5 18 (4.16%) HP
6 16 (3.70%) ServiceNow
7 15 (3.46%) Fortinet
8 14 (3.23%) CheckPoint
9 10 (2.31%) Oracle
10 7 (1.62%) Citrix
10 7 (1.62%) Google
11 6 (1.39%) Palo Alto
12 5 (1.15%) Virgin Media
12 5 (1.15%) Xamarin
13 4 (0.92%) BMC
13 4 (0.92%) Juniper
13 4 (0.92%) Sage
13 4 (0.92%) Splunk
14 3 (0.69%) Salesforce.com
14 3 (0.69%) Software AG