Period
to 19 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North of England 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 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Continual Improvement
England > North of England
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 96 72 79
Rank change year-on-year -24 +7 +80
Permanent jobs citing Continuous Improvement 761 909 970
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North of England 3.15% 3.64% 3.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.51% 4.08% 3.90%
Number of salaries quoted 543 746 753
North of England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £30,000 £32,000 £29,275
90th Percentile £64,250 £67,500 £67,900
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,926 £50,000
% change year-on-year +3.09% +1.85% -

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 North of England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North of England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 21701 22280 24889
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North of England 89.81% 89.29% 89.77%
Number of salaries quoted 17687 18660 20490
North of England median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +2.56%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £62,500 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

Continuous Improvement
Job Vacancy Trend in the North of England

Job postings citing Continuous Improvement as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North of England.

Job vacancy trend for Continuous Improvement in the North of England

Continuous Improvement
Salary Trend in the North of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement in the North of England.

Salary trend for Continuous Improvement in the North of England

Continuous Improvement
Salary Histogram in the North of England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement in the North of England over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Continuous Improvement in the North of England

Continuous Improvement
Job Locations in the North of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement within the North of England region over the 6 months to 19 November 2017. 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
North West -18 400 £47,500 +5.56% 29
Yorkshire -2 323 £42,500 - 37
North East -29 37 £41,250 -11.29% 2
Continuous Improvement
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North of England region with a requirement for Continuous Improvement.

1 225 (29.57%) Agile Software Development
2 188 (24.70%) Finance
3 130 (17.08%) Degree
4 119 (15.64%) Project Management
5 115 (15.11%) Analytical Skills
6 112 (14.72%) SQL
6 112 (14.72%) Microsoft
7 102 (13.40%) JavaScript
7 102 (13.40%) ITIL
8 99 (13.01%) Java
9 98 (12.88%) Windows
10 95 (12.48%) .NET
11 82 (10.78%) C#
12 81 (10.64%) Linux
13 80 (10.51%) Computer Science
14 77 (10.12%) Mentoring
14 77 (10.12%) Stakeholder Management
15 75 (9.86%) Risk Management
16 74 (9.72%) SQL Server
17 73 (9.59%) SAP
17 73 (9.59%) Collaborative Working
18 68 (8.94%) Retail
19 67 (8.80%) Management Information System
20 66 (8.67%) Web Services
21 64 (8.41%) QA
22 61 (8.02%) Service Delivery
23 60 (7.88%) Scrum
24 58 (7.62%) TDD
25 55 (7.23%) SDLC
26 54 (7.10%) Analytics

Continuous Improvement
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North of England 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 15 (1.97%) MS Exchange
1 15 (1.97%) SharePoint
2 12 (1.58%) IIS
3 11 (1.45%) Apache Spark
4 10 (1.31%) Elasticsearch
5 8 (1.05%) CMS
5 8 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2010
6 7 (0.92%) OpenEdge
7 6 (0.79%) Apache
8 5 (0.66%) Anypoint
8 5 (0.66%) Tomcat
8 5 (0.66%) WordPress
9 4 (0.53%) Confluence
9 4 (0.53%) EPiServer
9 4 (0.53%) Sitecore CMS
10 3 (0.39%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 3 (0.39%) SAS
10 3 (0.39%) Skype for Business
11 2 (0.26%) Apache Pig
11 2 (0.26%) Umbraco
Applications
1 47 (6.18%) Microsoft Office
2 32 (4.20%) Microsoft Excel
3 17 (2.23%) MS Visio
4 11 (1.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.79%) Microsoft Project
6 5 (0.66%) SOLIDWORKS
7 3 (0.39%) SPSS
8 2 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.13%) Adobe After Effects
9 1 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.13%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.13%) Final Cut Pro
9 1 (0.13%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.13%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 16 (2.10%) SAP S/4HANA
2 12 (1.58%) SAP CRM
3 11 (1.45%) SAP SD
4 9 (1.18%) SAP ERP
5 8 (1.05%) Magento
6 7 (0.92%) SAP CO
6 7 (0.92%) SAP EWM
6 7 (0.92%) SAP FI
6 7 (0.92%) SAP FI/CO
7 5 (0.66%) WebTrends
8 3 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
8 3 (0.39%) Dynamics GP
8 3 (0.39%) SAP MM
8 3 (0.39%) SAP WM
9 2 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
9 2 (0.26%) SAP ECC
9 2 (0.26%) SAP GRC
9 2 (0.26%) SAP PP
9 2 (0.26%) Unit4 Business World
9 2 (0.26%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 33 (4.34%) Microsoft Azure
2 24 (3.15%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (2.23%) Office 365
4 14 (1.84%) SaaS
5 9 (1.18%) AWS CloudFormation
6 8 (1.05%) GitHub
6 8 (1.05%) IaaS
7 7 (0.92%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 6 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
9 5 (0.66%) Google Analytics
9 5 (0.66%) IBM Blueworks
9 5 (0.66%) PaaS
10 1 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 1 (0.13%) Azure Machine Learning
10 1 (0.13%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
10 1 (0.13%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.13%) Serverless
10 1 (0.13%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 31 (4.07%) Firewall
2 26 (3.42%) Wireless
3 20 (2.63%) Internet
4 13 (1.71%) Network Security
5 9 (1.18%) LAN
5 9 (1.18%) WAN
6 8 (1.05%) DNS
7 7 (0.92%) DHCP
7 7 (0.92%) SAN
8 6 (0.79%) MPLS
8 6 (0.79%) VoIP
8 6 (0.79%) VPN
9 5 (0.66%) HTTP
10 4 (0.53%) Cisco ASA
10 4 (0.53%) Intranet
11 3 (0.39%) PuTTY
11 3 (0.39%) VLAN
11 3 (0.39%) Wi-Fi
11 3 (0.39%) WinSCP
12 2 (0.26%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (9.72%) SQL Server
2 37 (4.86%) MySQL
3 29 (3.81%) Big Data
4 17 (2.23%) Hadoop
5 11 (1.45%) MongoDB
5 11 (1.45%) SAP BW
6 10 (1.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 9 (1.18%) Data Warehouse
7 9 (1.18%) SQL Server 2012
7 9 (1.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 7 (0.92%) GIS
8 7 (0.92%) NoSQL
9 5 (0.66%) Oracle Database
9 5 (0.66%) Oracle Reports
9 5 (0.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 4 (0.53%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
10 4 (0.53%) Power BI
11 3 (0.39%) Qlik Sense
11 3 (0.39%) Relational Database
11 3 (0.39%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 37 (4.86%) Selenium
2 28 (3.68%) Git (software)
3 24 (3.15%) LSMW
4 22 (2.89%) JIRA
5 17 (2.23%) SonarQube
6 16 (2.10%) eCATT
7 14 (1.84%) Jenkins
8 12 (1.58%) Subversion
9 10 (1.31%) Maven
10 9 (1.18%) Gradle
10 9 (1.18%) JUnit
11 8 (1.05%) Bitbucket
12 7 (0.92%) Eclipse
13 6 (0.79%) Ant
13 6 (0.79%) Team Foundation Server
14 5 (0.66%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 5 (0.66%) Cucumber
14 5 (0.66%) gulp
14 5 (0.66%) Mercurial
15 4 (0.53%) webpack
General
1 188 (24.70%) Finance
2 68 (8.94%) Retail
3 52 (6.83%) Manufacturing
4 41 (5.39%) Marketing
5 33 (4.34%) Banking
5 33 (4.34%) Legal
6 26 (3.42%) Law
7 16 (2.10%) Investment Banking
8 13 (1.71%) Back Office
8 13 (1.71%) Billing
8 13 (1.71%) Electronics
9 11 (1.45%) Telecoms
10 10 (1.31%) Games
11 8 (1.05%) Publishing
12 6 (0.79%) German Language
13 5 (0.66%) Advertising
13 5 (0.66%) Automotive
13 5 (0.66%) Financial Institution
13 5 (0.66%) General Ledger
13 5 (0.66%) Military
Job Titles
1 137 (18.00%) Analyst
2 132 (17.35%) Developer
3 50 (6.57%) Java Developer
3 50 (6.57%) Senior Developer
4 46 (6.04%) Business Analyst
5 38 (4.99%) IT Manager
5 38 (4.99%) Project Manager
6 36 (4.73%) Senior Analyst
7 35 (4.60%) Consultant
8 34 (4.47%) Team Leader
9 32 (4.20%) Software Developer
10 26 (3.42%) SQL Developer
11 25 (3.29%) JavaScript Developer
11 25 (3.29%) SAP Consultant
12 24 (3.15%) Java Software Developer
12 24 (3.15%) Senior Java Developer
13 23 (3.02%) Architect
13 23 (3.02%) Senior Software Developer
14 21 (2.76%) Senior Business Analyst
14 21 (2.76%) Senior Java Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (12.48%) .NET
2 66 (8.67%) Web Services
3 53 (6.96%) AngularJS
4 50 (6.57%) Spring
5 43 (5.65%) ASP.NET
5 43 (5.65%) HTML
6 41 (5.39%) jQuery
7 37 (4.86%) CSS
8 36 (4.73%) XML
9 32 (4.20%) .NET Framework
10 30 (3.94%) IDoc
10 30 (3.94%) Java EE
11 24 (3.15%) Entity Framework
12 23 (3.02%) JSON
12 23 (3.02%) RESTful
12 23 (3.02%) SOAP
13 21 (2.76%) Backbone.js
13 21 (2.76%) Ember.js
13 21 (2.76%) Hibernate
13 21 (2.76%) Oracle ADF
Miscellaneous
1 115 (15.11%) Analytical Skills
2 80 (10.51%) Computer Science
3 67 (8.80%) Management Information System
4 30 (3.94%) NHS
5 29 (3.81%) Mobile App
6 24 (3.15%) User Experience
7 22 (2.89%) Enterprise Software
8 15 (1.97%) FMCG
9 13 (1.71%) Smart Meter
10 11 (1.45%) Data Centre
11 8 (1.05%) Driving Licence
11 8 (1.05%) Internet of Things
11 8 (1.05%) LIMS
11 8 (1.05%) PMI
12 6 (0.79%) Public Cloud
12 6 (0.79%) Virtual Team
13 5 (0.66%) Cyber Attack
13 5 (0.66%) Greenfield Project
13 5 (0.66%) Life Science
14 4 (0.53%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 98 (12.88%) Windows
2 81 (10.64%) Linux
3 31 (4.07%) Windows Server
4 16 (2.10%) Windows 7
5 13 (1.71%) Unix
5 13 (1.71%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (1.45%) Mac OS
7 10 (1.31%) Windows 10
8 7 (0.92%) Android
8 7 (0.92%) Windows 8
9 6 (0.79%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (0.53%) CentOS
11 4 (0.53%) Ubuntu
12 3 (0.39%) Apple iOS
12 3 (0.39%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (0.26%) AIX
13 2 (0.26%) Debian
14 1 (0.13%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.13%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 225 (29.57%) Agile Software Development
2 119 (15.64%) Project Management
3 102 (13.40%) ITIL
4 77 (10.12%) Mentoring
4 77 (10.12%) Stakeholder Management
5 75 (9.86%) Risk Management
6 73 (9.59%) Collaborative Working
7 61 (8.02%) Service Delivery
8 60 (7.88%) Scrum
9 58 (7.62%) TDD
10 55 (7.23%) SDLC
11 54 (7.10%) Analytics
11 54 (7.10%) MVC
12 52 (6.83%) Coaching
13 50 (6.57%) Logistics
14 49 (6.44%) Information Security
14 49 (6.44%) Test Automation
15 46 (6.04%) Change Management
15 46 (6.04%) Software Engineering
16 45 (5.91%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 112 (14.72%) SQL
2 102 (13.40%) JavaScript
3 99 (13.01%) Java
4 82 (10.78%) C#
5 29 (3.81%) ABAP
6 19 (2.50%) Python
7 18 (2.37%) Ruby
8 13 (1.71%) T-SQL
9 10 (1.31%) PHP
10 8 (1.05%) SAPscript
10 8 (1.05%) Shell Script
11 7 (0.92%) C
12 6 (0.79%) Perl
13 5 (0.66%) PowerShell
13 5 (0.66%) TypeScript
13 5 (0.66%) VB.NET
14 4 (0.53%) ES6
14 4 (0.53%) R
14 4 (0.53%) VBA
15 3 (0.39%) F#
Qualifications
1 130 (17.08%) Degree
2 28 (3.68%) CISSP
3 27 (3.55%) Cisco Certification
4 24 (3.15%) CCNA
5 22 (2.89%) CCNP
6 20 (2.63%) CISM
6 20 (2.63%) Computer Science Degree
7 19 (2.50%) CCDA
7 19 (2.50%) CCIE
8 18 (2.37%) CISA
9 12 (1.58%) Security Cleared
10 11 (1.45%) Microsoft Certification
11 10 (1.31%) CRISC
11 10 (1.31%) ITIL Certification
11 10 (1.31%) PMI Certification
12 8 (1.05%) MCSA
12 8 (1.05%) SAP Certification
13 7 (0.92%) HNC
13 7 (0.92%) MCSE
13 7 (0.92%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (8.41%) QA
2 41 (5.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 36 (4.73%) SLA
4 32 (4.20%) PMO
5 14 (1.84%) PCI DSS
6 7 (0.92%) ISO 22301
6 7 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 6 (0.79%) GDPR
8 5 (0.66%) COBIT
8 5 (0.66%) Data Quality
9 3 (0.39%) ISO 9000
9 3 (0.39%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.26%) ISO 14001
10 2 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials
11 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 22 (2.89%) Active Directory
2 21 (2.76%) Docker
3 9 (1.18%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (0.92%) Hyper-V
5 5 (0.66%) vSphere
6 2 (0.26%) XenApp
6 2 (0.26%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.26%) XenServer
7 1 (0.13%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 14 (1.84%) Opscode Chef
2 10 (1.31%) Puppet
3 7 (0.92%) SCCM
3 7 (0.92%) ZABBIX
4 5 (0.66%) Kubernetes
4 5 (0.66%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 4 (0.53%) Docker Swarm
5 4 (0.53%) Failover Clustering
5 4 (0.53%) Graphite
5 4 (0.53%) Microsoft Intune
5 4 (0.53%) SCOM
6 3 (0.39%) EMC NetWorker
6 3 (0.39%) Opsview
7 2 (0.26%) Backup Exec
7 2 (0.26%) CA Wily
7 2 (0.26%) Ganglia
7 2 (0.26%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (0.26%) Kibana
7 2 (0.26%) Netcool
7 2 (0.26%) WSUS
Vendors
1 112 (14.72%) Microsoft
2 73 (9.59%) SAP
3 37 (4.86%) Oracle
4 34 (4.47%) VMware
5 31 (4.07%) Cisco
6 21 (2.76%) Avaya
7 19 (2.50%) Genesys
7 19 (2.50%) Verint
8 18 (2.37%) Google
9 17 (2.23%) Adobe
10 14 (1.84%) Tableau
11 12 (1.58%) Dell
12 11 (1.45%) Apple
12 11 (1.45%) Xerox
13 8 (1.05%) MuleSoft
13 8 (1.05%) Splunk
14 7 (0.92%) Apigee
14 7 (0.92%) Citrix
14 7 (0.92%) HP
14 7 (0.92%) Xamarin