Period
to 16 January 2018

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 16 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Continual Improvement
England > North of England
6 months to
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 90 72 87
Rank change year-on-year -18 +15 +73
Permanent jobs citing Continuous Improvement 771 900 818
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North of England 3.24% 3.70% 3.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.59% 4.13% 3.54%
Number of salaries quoted 536 742 636
North of England median annual salary £45,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.11% +5.88% -1.16%
10th Percentile £28,000 £31,250 £28,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,175 £67,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +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 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 21,451 21,810 23,130
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North of England 90.15% 89.74% 89.35%
Number of salaries quoted 17,626 18,280 19,129
North of England median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +0.69%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £64,500 £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 16 January 2018.

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 16 January 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
North West -12 434 £50,000 +5.26% 82
Yorkshire -11 302 £41,000 +2.50% 72
North East -48 36 £45,694 +14.23% 11
Continuous Improvement
England

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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 (29.18%) Agile Software Development
2 212 (27.50%) Finance
3 129 (16.73%) Project Management
4 127 (16.47%) ITIL
5 122 (15.82%) Microsoft
6 121 (15.69%) Analytical Skills
7 119 (15.43%) Degree
8 107 (13.88%) Windows
9 96 (12.45%) SQL
10 90 (11.67%) Java
11 85 (11.02%) SAP
12 80 (10.38%) Web Services
12 80 (10.38%) JavaScript
12 80 (10.38%) .NET
13 78 (10.12%) QA
14 77 (9.99%) Collaborative Working
15 73 (9.47%) Retail
16 71 (9.21%) SQL Server
17 69 (8.95%) Risk Management
17 69 (8.95%) Service Delivery
18 68 (8.82%) C#
18 68 (8.82%) Linux
19 67 (8.69%) Stakeholder Management
19 67 (8.69%) Logistics
19 67 (8.69%) Computer Science
20 66 (8.56%) Management Information System
21 65 (8.43%) Information Security
21 65 (8.43%) Test Automation
22 64 (8.30%) Manufacturing
23 61 (7.91%) Scrum

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 (1.95%) SharePoint
2 12 (1.56%) Apache Spark
3 11 (1.43%) MS Exchange
4 9 (1.17%) Apache
4 9 (1.17%) Elasticsearch
5 8 (1.04%) Confluence
6 6 (0.78%) CMS
6 6 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (0.78%) IIS
6 6 (0.78%) Tomcat
7 4 (0.52%) Anypoint
7 4 (0.52%) EPiServer
7 4 (0.52%) JBoss
7 4 (0.52%) SAS
7 4 (0.52%) Sitecore CMS
8 3 (0.39%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 3 (0.39%) OpenEdge
8 3 (0.39%) Skype for Business
9 2 (0.26%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.26%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 42 (5.45%) Microsoft Office
2 25 (3.24%) Microsoft Excel
3 16 (2.08%) MS Visio
4 8 (1.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.65%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (0.65%) SOLIDWORKS
6 3 (0.39%) SPSS
7 2 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.13%) Adobe After Effects
8 1 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.13%) Adobe Premiere
8 1 (0.13%) Final Cut Pro
8 1 (0.13%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.13%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 16 (2.08%) SAP S/4HANA
2 10 (1.30%) SAP CO
2 10 (1.30%) SAP FI
2 10 (1.30%) SAP FI/CO
3 9 (1.17%) SAP CRM
3 9 (1.17%) SAP SD
4 6 (0.78%) SAP ERP
4 6 (0.78%) WebTrends
5 5 (0.65%) SAP EWM
6 4 (0.52%) Unit4 Business World
7 3 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
7 3 (0.39%) Dynamics GP
7 3 (0.39%) Magento
7 3 (0.39%) SAP WM
8 2 (0.26%) SAP ECC
8 2 (0.26%) SAP FSCM
8 2 (0.26%) SAP GRC
8 2 (0.26%) SAP MM
8 2 (0.26%) SAP QM
8 2 (0.26%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 40 (5.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 25 (3.24%) Amazon AWS
3 18 (2.33%) Office 365
4 12 (1.56%) SaaS
5 9 (1.17%) AWS CloudFormation
5 9 (1.17%) IaaS
6 8 (1.04%) PaaS
7 7 (0.91%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 7 (0.91%) Cloud Computing
7 7 (0.91%) GitHub
8 6 (0.78%) Google Analytics
9 3 (0.39%) IBM Blueworks
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%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.13%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.13%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 43 (5.58%) Firewall
2 34 (4.41%) Wireless
3 25 (3.24%) Internet
4 16 (2.08%) LAN
4 16 (2.08%) Network Security
4 16 (2.08%) WAN
5 14 (1.82%) DHCP
5 14 (1.82%) DNS
6 11 (1.43%) HTTP
7 9 (1.17%) VLAN
8 7 (0.91%) SAN
9 5 (0.65%) VoIP
9 5 (0.65%) VPN
10 4 (0.52%) MPLS
10 4 (0.52%) SSL
10 4 (0.52%) TCP/IP
11 3 (0.39%) Intranet
11 3 (0.39%) NAS
11 3 (0.39%) PuTTY
11 3 (0.39%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (9.21%) SQL Server
2 34 (4.41%) MySQL
3 29 (3.76%) Big Data
4 17 (2.20%) Hadoop
5 16 (2.08%) Data Warehouse
5 16 (2.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 11 (1.43%) MongoDB
7 10 (1.30%) SQL Server 2012
7 10 (1.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 9 (1.17%) SAP BW
9 6 (0.78%) DTS
9 6 (0.78%) GIS
9 6 (0.78%) NoSQL
9 6 (0.78%) Oracle Database
9 6 (0.78%) Oracle Reports
9 6 (0.78%) SQL Server 2005
9 6 (0.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 4 (0.52%) Apache Hive
10 4 (0.52%) Data Lake
11 3 (0.39%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 33 (4.28%) LSMW
2 31 (4.02%) JIRA
2 31 (4.02%) Selenium
3 29 (3.76%) Git (software)
4 27 (3.50%) eCATT
5 15 (1.95%) Jenkins
6 14 (1.82%) Subversion
7 13 (1.69%) Team Foundation Server
8 12 (1.56%) SonarQube
9 11 (1.43%) Eclipse
9 11 (1.43%) Maven
10 10 (1.30%) Bitbucket
11 9 (1.17%) Gradle
11 9 (1.17%) JUnit
12 6 (0.78%) Ant
12 6 (0.78%) SoapUI
13 5 (0.65%) Bugzilla
13 5 (0.65%) LoadRunner
14 4 (0.52%) HP UFT
14 4 (0.52%) Mercurial
General
1 212 (27.50%) Finance
2 73 (9.47%) Retail
3 64 (8.30%) Manufacturing
4 46 (5.97%) Marketing
5 40 (5.19%) Banking
6 33 (4.28%) Law
7 29 (3.76%) Legal
8 27 (3.50%) Investment Banking
9 23 (2.98%) Billing
10 22 (2.85%) Publishing
11 17 (2.20%) Electronics
12 15 (1.95%) Telecoms
13 14 (1.82%) German Language
14 11 (1.43%) Back Office
15 8 (1.04%) Automotive
15 8 (1.04%) Games
15 8 (1.04%) General Ledger
16 5 (0.65%) Advertising
16 5 (0.65%) Military
17 3 (0.39%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 147 (19.07%) Analyst
2 120 (15.56%) Developer
3 55 (7.13%) Consultant
4 52 (6.74%) Business Analyst
5 43 (5.58%) Senior Developer
6 41 (5.32%) Java Developer
7 40 (5.19%) IT Manager
8 39 (5.06%) SAP Consultant
9 38 (4.93%) Senior Analyst
10 36 (4.67%) Project Manager
11 31 (4.02%) Team Leader
12 30 (3.89%) Network Engineer
13 29 (3.76%) Cisco Engineer
13 29 (3.76%) Cisco Network Engineer
13 29 (3.76%) Network Operations Engineer
13 29 (3.76%) Operations Engineer
14 25 (3.24%) Software Developer
15 24 (3.11%) Senior Business Analyst
16 21 (2.72%) C# Developer
17 20 (2.59%) Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (10.38%) .NET
1 80 (10.38%) Web Services
2 44 (5.71%) AngularJS
3 38 (4.93%) ASP.NET
3 38 (4.93%) HTML
4 37 (4.80%) IDoc
4 37 (4.80%) Spring
5 36 (4.67%) jQuery
6 31 (4.02%) CSS
7 29 (3.76%) EDI
7 29 (3.76%) RESTful
8 28 (3.63%) .NET Framework
8 28 (3.63%) SOAP
8 28 (3.63%) XML
9 23 (2.98%) Entity Framework
10 20 (2.59%) Java EE
11 19 (2.46%) Backbone.js
11 19 (2.46%) Ember.js
12 17 (2.20%) Hibernate
12 17 (2.20%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 121 (15.69%) Analytical Skills
2 67 (8.69%) Computer Science
3 66 (8.56%) Management Information System
4 45 (5.84%) Mobile App
5 26 (3.37%) FMCG
6 20 (2.59%) Enterprise Software
7 19 (2.46%) LIMS
7 19 (2.46%) NHS
8 17 (2.20%) Driving Licence
8 17 (2.20%) Internet of Things
8 17 (2.20%) PMI
9 16 (2.08%) User Experience
10 13 (1.69%) Smart Meter
11 12 (1.56%) Mobile Computing
12 11 (1.43%) Data Centre
13 6 (0.78%) Replication
13 6 (0.78%) Virtual Team
14 5 (0.65%) Greenfield Project
15 4 (0.52%) Cyberattack
15 4 (0.52%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 107 (13.88%) Windows
2 68 (8.82%) Linux
3 32 (4.15%) Windows Server
4 19 (2.46%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (1.69%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (1.43%) Unix
7 8 (1.04%) Windows 7
8 6 (0.78%) Android
8 6 (0.78%) Apple iOS
8 6 (0.78%) Windows 10
8 6 (0.78%) Windows 8
9 4 (0.52%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (0.39%) Mac OS
10 3 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.26%) CentOS
11 2 (0.26%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.13%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.13%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.13%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 225 (29.18%) Agile Software Development
2 129 (16.73%) Project Management
3 127 (16.47%) ITIL
4 77 (9.99%) Collaborative Working
5 69 (8.95%) Risk Management
5 69 (8.95%) Service Delivery
6 67 (8.69%) Logistics
6 67 (8.69%) Stakeholder Management
7 65 (8.43%) Information Security
7 65 (8.43%) Test Automation
8 61 (7.91%) Scrum
8 61 (7.91%) TDD
9 60 (7.78%) SDLC
10 57 (7.39%) Mentoring
10 57 (7.39%) Root Cause Analysis
11 54 (7.00%) Analytics
11 54 (7.00%) Coaching
12 50 (6.49%) Process Improvement
13 49 (6.36%) Problem Management
14 47 (6.10%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 96 (12.45%) SQL
2 90 (11.67%) Java
3 80 (10.38%) JavaScript
4 68 (8.82%) C#
5 37 (4.80%) ABAP
6 25 (3.24%) T-SQL
7 11 (1.43%) PHP
8 8 (1.04%) Shell Script
9 7 (0.91%) C
10 6 (0.78%) Python
10 6 (0.78%) Ruby
10 6 (0.78%) SAPscript
10 6 (0.78%) TypeScript
10 6 (0.78%) VB.NET
11 5 (0.65%) Perl
12 3 (0.39%) C++
12 3 (0.39%) F#
12 3 (0.39%) Scala
12 3 (0.39%) VBA
13 2 (0.26%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 119 (15.43%) Degree
2 39 (5.06%) Cisco Certification
3 35 (4.54%) CCNA
4 32 (4.15%) CISSP
5 30 (3.89%) CCNP
6 28 (3.63%) CCDA
6 28 (3.63%) CCIE
7 24 (3.11%) CISM
8 21 (2.72%) Computer Science Degree
9 19 (2.46%) CISA
9 19 (2.46%) Microsoft Certification
10 17 (2.20%) PMI Certification
11 14 (1.82%) CRISC
11 14 (1.82%) Security Cleared
12 12 (1.56%) ITIL Certification
12 12 (1.56%) MCSE
13 11 (1.43%) MCSA
14 10 (1.30%) ISEB
15 7 (0.91%) GCIH
15 7 (0.91%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 78 (10.12%) QA
2 40 (5.19%) SLA
3 38 (4.93%) PMO
4 34 (4.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 14 (1.82%) GDPR
6 13 (1.69%) COBIT
7 9 (1.17%) PCI DSS
8 6 (0.78%) MiFID
9 5 (0.65%) ISO 22301
9 5 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 4 (0.52%) Data Quality
10 4 (0.52%) ISO 9001
11 3 (0.39%) ISO 9000
12 1 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials
12 1 (0.13%) IEC 61508
12 1 (0.13%) ISO 14001
12 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 27 (3.50%) Active Directory
2 20 (2.59%) Docker
3 19 (2.46%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (1.30%) Hyper-V
5 5 (0.65%) vSphere
5 5 (0.65%) XenApp
6 4 (0.52%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.26%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.26%) XenServer
8 1 (0.13%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 16 (2.08%) Opscode Chef
2 9 (1.17%) FortiGate
2 9 (1.17%) Puppet
3 7 (0.91%) SCCM
3 7 (0.91%) ZABBIX
4 6 (0.78%) Docker Swarm
4 6 (0.78%) Kubernetes
5 5 (0.65%) SCOM
5 5 (0.65%) Simian Army
6 4 (0.52%) CA Wily
6 4 (0.52%) Failover Clustering
6 4 (0.52%) Microsoft Intune
7 3 (0.39%) EMC NetWorker
7 3 (0.39%) Ganglia
7 3 (0.39%) Graphite
7 3 (0.39%) Netcool
7 3 (0.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 2 (0.26%) Backup Exec
8 2 (0.26%) BladeLogic
8 2 (0.26%) WSUS
Vendors
1 122 (15.82%) Microsoft
2 85 (11.02%) SAP
3 51 (6.61%) VMware
4 45 (5.84%) Cisco
5 36 (4.67%) Oracle
6 31 (4.02%) Avaya
7 29 (3.76%) Genesys
7 29 (3.76%) Verint
8 18 (2.33%) Google
9 16 (2.08%) Adobe
9 16 (2.08%) Tableau
10 15 (1.95%) HP
11 12 (1.56%) Dell
12 11 (1.43%) Apple
12 11 (1.43%) Citrix
13 10 (1.30%) webMethods
13 10 (1.30%) Xerox
14 8 (1.04%) Capita
14 8 (1.04%) IBM
14 8 (1.04%) Sitecore