Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Continual Improvement
England > Midlands
6 months to
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 53 84 45
Rank change year-on-year +31 -39 +44
Permanent jobs citing Continuous Improvement 643 535 1,010
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 4.83% 3.59% 5.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.31% 3.94% 6.06%
Number of salaries quoted 426 331 601
Midlands median annual salary £47,500 £43,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.47% -9.47% +7.95%
10th Percentile £31,250 £22,579 £30,750
90th Percentile £71,250 £66,500 £75,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

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 12,114 13,578 16,655
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 90.99% 91.08% 90.30%
Number of salaries quoted 9,413 11,148 13,049
Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -1.23% +1.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £63,750
England median annual salary £52,225 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.45% - +5.26%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 +33 453 £47,500 +5.56% 94
East Midlands +20 187 £43,500 +8.75% 49
Continuous Improvement
England

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 184 (28.62%) Agile Software Development
2 147 (22.86%) Finance
3 145 (22.55%) ITIL
4 139 (21.62%) Project Management
5 135 (21.00%) Microsoft
6 122 (18.97%) Self-Motivation
7 121 (18.82%) Problem-Solving
8 118 (18.35%) Degree
9 105 (16.33%) .NET
10 103 (16.02%) Data Centre
11 97 (15.09%) SQL
11 97 (15.09%) C#
12 92 (14.31%) Service Delivery
13 91 (14.15%) Analytical Skills
14 89 (13.84%) Firewall
15 82 (12.75%) Service Management
16 81 (12.60%) JavaScript
17 79 (12.29%) Software Engineering
18 77 (11.98%) Management Information System
18 77 (11.98%) Scrum
19 76 (11.82%) Test Automation
20 68 (10.58%) CheckPoint
20 68 (10.58%) Computer Science
21 67 (10.42%) ITIL V3
21 67 (10.42%) Root Cause Analysis
22 63 (9.80%) Microsoft Azure
23 62 (9.64%) Windows
24 61 (9.49%) Coaching
25 60 (9.33%) SQL Server
26 59 (9.18%) Cisco

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 31 (4.82%) SharePoint
2 15 (2.33%) MS Exchange
2 15 (2.33%) NServiceBus
2 15 (2.33%) Sitefinity
3 10 (1.56%) CMS
3 10 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (1.40%) Confluence
5 3 (0.47%) Skype for Business
6 2 (0.31%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.31%) WordPress
7 1 (0.16%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.16%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.16%) Tomcat
Applications
1 22 (3.42%) Microsoft Excel
2 20 (3.11%) Microsoft Office
3 11 (1.71%) Microsoft Project
4 9 (1.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.93%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.31%) Adobe Captivate
6 2 (0.31%) Camtasia
6 2 (0.31%) FrameMaker
6 2 (0.31%) RoboHelp
7 1 (0.16%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 7 (1.09%) assyst
1 7 (1.09%) Sentinel
2 5 (0.78%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.62%) SAP APO
4 2 (0.31%) Infor M3
4 2 (0.31%) SAP CO
4 2 (0.31%) SAP FI
4 2 (0.31%) SAP FI/CO
4 2 (0.31%) SAP FSCM
4 2 (0.31%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.16%) Infor LN
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle Assets
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.16%) SAP QM
Cloud Services
1 63 (9.80%) Microsoft Azure
2 37 (5.75%) PaaS
3 33 (5.13%) IaaS
4 32 (4.98%) Office 365
5 18 (2.80%) GitHub
6 17 (2.64%) Amazon AWS
7 15 (2.33%) SaaS
8 7 (1.09%) SuccessFactors
9 6 (0.93%) AWS CloudFormation
10 4 (0.62%) Dynamics 365
10 4 (0.62%) npm
11 3 (0.47%) OneDrive
11 3 (0.47%) Yammer
11 3 (0.47%) Yarn
12 2 (0.31%) Google Cloud Platform
12 2 (0.31%) Slack
13 1 (0.16%) Azure Functions
13 1 (0.16%) Boomi
13 1 (0.16%) Serverless
13 1 (0.16%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 89 (13.84%) Firewall
2 42 (6.53%) OSPF
3 34 (5.29%) VPN
4 33 (5.13%) Cisco ASA
4 33 (5.13%) Cisco Nexus
4 33 (5.13%) IPsec
5 30 (4.67%) BGP
5 30 (4.67%) FWSM
6 19 (2.95%) WAN
7 18 (2.80%) LAN
8 16 (2.49%) Internet
9 14 (2.18%) Network Security
10 11 (1.71%) DNS
11 9 (1.40%) NetScaler
12 8 (1.24%) DHCP
13 6 (0.93%) Intrusion Detection
13 6 (0.93%) SNMP
14 5 (0.78%) Software-Defined Networking
14 5 (0.78%) Wireless
15 4 (0.62%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (9.33%) SQL Server
2 21 (3.27%) SSDT
3 20 (3.11%) Relational Database
4 19 (2.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 16 (2.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 15 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
7 14 (2.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 12 (1.87%) NoSQL
9 7 (1.09%) MongoDB
10 6 (0.93%) QlikView
11 4 (0.62%) MySQL
12 3 (0.47%) Big Data
12 3 (0.47%) OLTP
12 3 (0.47%) Power BI
13 2 (0.31%) Crystal Reports
13 2 (0.31%) Oracle BI Publisher
13 2 (0.31%) Oracle Reports
14 1 (0.16%) BusinessObjects
14 1 (0.16%) Data Mart
14 1 (0.16%) DB2
Development Applications
1 48 (7.47%) Team Foundation Server
2 31 (4.82%) Octopus Deploy
3 30 (4.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 29 (4.51%) JIRA
5 27 (4.20%) Cucumber
5 27 (4.20%) Selenium
6 22 (3.42%) Git (software)
7 14 (2.18%) Jasmine
8 11 (1.71%) VersionOne
9 10 (1.56%) SpecFlow
9 10 (1.56%) TestRail
10 8 (1.24%) Gradle
10 8 (1.24%) Visual Studio Team System
11 7 (1.09%) gulp
11 7 (1.09%) Jenkins
12 6 (0.93%) Subversion
13 5 (0.78%) Axure RP
13 5 (0.78%) Karma Test Runner
13 5 (0.78%) NUnit
13 5 (0.78%) TeamCity
General
1 147 (22.86%) Finance
2 54 (8.40%) Retail
3 40 (6.22%) Publishing
4 37 (5.75%) Manufacturing
5 21 (3.27%) Banking
6 20 (3.11%) Telecoms
7 14 (2.18%) Legal
8 10 (1.56%) Automotive
8 10 (1.56%) Billing
9 9 (1.40%) Games
10 7 (1.09%) Marketing
11 6 (0.93%) Retail Banking
12 5 (0.78%) Advertising
12 5 (0.78%) Back Office
13 3 (0.47%) Aerospace
14 2 (0.31%) Electronics
14 2 (0.31%) General Ledger
14 2 (0.31%) Investment Banking
15 1 (0.16%) Law
15 1 (0.16%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 108 (16.80%) Developer
2 68 (10.58%) Analyst
3 51 (7.93%) Architect
4 40 (6.22%) Network Engineer
5 39 (6.07%) IT Manager
6 34 (5.29%) .NET Developer
6 34 (5.29%) Applications Developer
7 31 (4.82%) Senior Network Engineer
7 31 (4.82%) Solutions Architect
8 27 (4.20%) Consultant
8 27 (4.20%) Programme Manager
9 25 (3.89%) SQL Developer
10 23 (3.58%) Change Manager
11 21 (3.27%) Business Analyst
12 20 (3.11%) C# Developer
13 19 (2.95%) Senior Developer
14 18 (2.80%) Senior Analyst
14 18 (2.80%) Software Engineer
15 17 (2.64%) .NET Applications Developer
15 17 (2.64%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 105 (16.33%) .NET
2 49 (7.62%) .NET Framework
3 38 (5.91%) HTML
4 33 (5.13%) Web Services
5 30 (4.67%) ASP.NET
6 24 (3.73%) Hibernate
7 22 (3.42%) CSS
8 19 (2.95%) AngularJS
9 18 (2.80%) ASP.NET MVC
10 17 (2.64%) HTML5
11 16 (2.49%) ASP.NET Web API
12 15 (2.33%) RESTful
12 15 (2.33%) WinForms
13 12 (1.87%) React
14 11 (1.71%) KnockoutJS
14 11 (1.71%) Sass
15 10 (1.56%) Entity Framework
15 10 (1.56%) Redux
15 10 (1.56%) SOAP
16 9 (1.40%) Kendo UI
Miscellaneous
1 122 (18.97%) Self-Motivation
2 103 (16.02%) Data Centre
3 91 (14.15%) Analytical Skills
4 77 (11.98%) Management Information System
5 68 (10.58%) Computer Science
6 47 (7.31%) CMDB
7 31 (4.82%) PKI
8 23 (3.58%) Mobile App
9 20 (3.11%) User Experience
10 14 (2.18%) Driving Licence
11 10 (1.56%) Public Cloud
12 9 (1.40%) Virtual Team
13 8 (1.24%) Enterprise Software
14 7 (1.09%) CESG
14 7 (1.09%) Freedom of Information
14 7 (1.09%) Video Conferencing
15 4 (0.62%) Data Structures
15 4 (0.62%) Greenfield Project
15 4 (0.62%) LIMS
15 4 (0.62%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 62 (9.64%) Windows
2 16 (2.49%) Linux
2 16 (2.49%) Windows Server
3 11 (1.71%) Mac OS X
4 6 (0.93%) Mac OS
4 6 (0.93%) Windows 10
5 5 (0.78%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (0.62%) Android
6 4 (0.62%) Apple iOS
7 3 (0.47%) Windows 8
7 3 (0.47%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.31%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.16%) Unix
9 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 184 (28.62%) Agile Software Development
2 145 (22.55%) ITIL
3 139 (21.62%) Project Management
4 121 (18.82%) Problem-Solving
5 92 (14.31%) Service Delivery
6 82 (12.75%) Service Management
7 79 (12.29%) Software Engineering
8 77 (11.98%) Scrum
9 76 (11.82%) Test Automation
10 67 (10.42%) ITIL V3
10 67 (10.42%) Root Cause Analysis
11 61 (9.49%) Coaching
12 56 (8.71%) Change Management
13 55 (8.55%) TDD
14 53 (8.24%) Data Protection
14 53 (8.24%) Problem Management
15 51 (7.93%) PRINCE2
16 49 (7.62%) Information Security
17 48 (7.47%) Stakeholder Management
18 47 (7.31%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 97 (15.09%) C#
1 97 (15.09%) SQL
2 81 (12.60%) JavaScript
3 33 (5.13%) Java
4 24 (3.73%) PowerShell
5 16 (2.49%) Python
5 16 (2.49%) VB.NET
6 11 (1.71%) Bash Shell
6 11 (1.71%) TypeScript
7 10 (1.56%) Perl
8 9 (1.40%) C
9 8 (1.24%) PHP
10 5 (0.78%) ES6
10 5 (0.78%) ES7
10 5 (0.78%) ES8
10 5 (0.78%) VBA
11 4 (0.62%) ABAP
12 2 (0.31%) Embedded C
12 2 (0.31%) Ruby
12 2 (0.31%) VB
Qualifications
1 118 (18.35%) Degree
2 52 (8.09%) ITIL Certification
3 50 (7.78%) Computer Science Degree
4 42 (6.53%) Security Cleared
5 37 (5.75%) Cisco Certification
5 37 (5.75%) Microsoft Certification
6 34 (5.29%) CISSP
7 33 (5.13%) CCNP
8 30 (4.67%) MCP
8 30 (4.67%) MCPD
9 25 (3.89%) PMI Certification
9 25 (3.89%) SC Cleared
10 24 (3.73%) PMP
11 23 (3.58%) ISEB
12 18 (2.80%) CEH
12 18 (2.80%) CompTIA Security+
13 17 (2.64%) DBS Check
14 16 (2.49%) BC Cleared
15 13 (2.02%) CISA
16 11 (1.71%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (8.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 51 (7.93%) GDPR
3 39 (6.07%) QA
3 39 (6.07%) SLA
4 27 (4.20%) PCI DSS
5 26 (4.04%) PMO
6 18 (2.80%) GPG13
7 17 (2.64%) Cyber Essentials
8 15 (2.33%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 10 (1.56%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 9 (1.40%) Data Quality
11 7 (1.09%) P3O
11 7 (1.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 4 (0.62%) COBIT
12 4 (0.62%) ISO 9001
13 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 1 (0.16%) PMBOK
System Software
1 38 (5.91%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (2.64%) Docker
3 15 (2.33%) Active Directory
4 11 (1.71%) Hyper-V
5 10 (1.56%) VMware ESXi
5 10 (1.56%) vSphere
6 9 (1.40%) Microsoft App-V
6 9 (1.40%) XenApp
6 9 (1.40%) XenDesktop
7 3 (0.47%) BitLocker
7 3 (0.47%) Firmware
8 2 (0.31%) Snort
8 2 (0.31%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (0.31%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.16%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 10 (1.56%) Ansible
2 9 (1.40%) Docker Swarm
2 9 (1.40%) SCVMM
2 9 (1.40%) vCenter Server
2 9 (1.40%) vMotion
3 6 (0.93%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (0.93%) Terraform
4 5 (0.78%) Puppet
4 5 (0.78%) SCCM
5 3 (0.47%) Cisco IPCC
6 2 (0.31%) FortiGate
6 2 (0.31%) Grafana
6 2 (0.31%) Snorby
6 2 (0.31%) Suricata
6 2 (0.31%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (0.16%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.16%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.16%) Packer
7 1 (0.16%) SCOM
7 1 (0.16%) WSUS
Vendors
1 135 (21.00%) Microsoft
2 68 (10.58%) CheckPoint
3 59 (9.18%) Cisco
4 50 (7.78%) Fortinet
5 40 (6.22%) VMware
6 33 (5.13%) Juniper
7 30 (4.67%) Citrix
7 30 (4.67%) F5
8 29 (4.51%) SAP
9 26 (4.04%) ServiceNow
10 25 (3.89%) HP
11 22 (3.42%) EMC
11 22 (3.42%) NetApp
12 21 (3.27%) Xamarin
13 15 (2.33%) Remedy
14 13 (2.02%) Oracle
15 11 (1.71%) Google
16 9 (1.40%) Ivanti
17 8 (1.24%) Salesforce.com
18 5 (0.78%) CA