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

Continual Improvement
England > North of England
6 months to
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 89 106 96
Rank change year-on-year +17 -10 +5
Permanent jobs citing Continuous Improvement 805 719 771
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North of England 3.35% 2.87% 3.07%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.65% 3.13% 3.42%
Number of salaries quoted 588 526 640
North of England median annual salary £48,750 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% - +4.65%
10th Percentile £29,240 £26,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,370 £67,500
England median annual salary £54,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +2.86% +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 22,037 22,973 22,530
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North of England 91.81% 91.57% 89.74%
Number of salaries quoted 18,092 19,177 18,790
North of England median annual salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 July 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 July 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 +58 475 £50,000 +5.26% 79
Yorkshire -15 277 £50,000 +17.65% 42
North East -5 56 £40,000 +8.84% 7
Continuous Improvement
England

For the 6 months to 16 July 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 North of England region with a requirement for Continuous Improvement.

1 407 (50.56%) Agile Software Development
2 207 (25.71%) Finance
3 149 (18.51%) .NET
4 145 (18.01%) Continuous Integration
5 144 (17.89%) Java
6 141 (17.52%) Scrum
7 133 (16.52%) SQL
8 131 (16.27%) DevOps
9 126 (15.65%) Analytical Skills
10 122 (15.16%) SDLC
11 119 (14.78%) C#
12 115 (14.29%) Degree
13 114 (14.16%) Software Engineering
14 110 (13.66%) TDD
15 107 (13.29%) JavaScript
16 104 (12.92%) Test Automation
17 98 (12.17%) QA
18 97 (12.05%) ITIL
19 94 (11.68%) Problem-Solving
20 90 (11.18%) Microsoft
20 90 (11.18%) Mentoring
21 86 (10.68%) Jenkins
21 86 (10.68%) Information Security
22 82 (10.19%) Git (software)
23 81 (10.06%) MVC
24 80 (9.94%) Microsoft Azure
24 80 (9.94%) Amazon AWS
25 78 (9.69%) Project Management
26 77 (9.57%) Retail
27 75 (9.32%) Stakeholder Management

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 31 (3.85%) CMS
2 21 (2.61%) Confluence
3 16 (1.99%) Apache Spark
4 15 (1.86%) Sitefinity
5 13 (1.61%) Sitecore CMS
6 11 (1.37%) Apache Pig
6 11 (1.37%) Elasticsearch
7 10 (1.24%) SharePoint
8 9 (1.12%) IIS
9 8 (0.99%) WordPress
10 7 (0.87%) MS Exchange
11 6 (0.75%) JBoss
11 6 (0.75%) Umbraco
12 5 (0.62%) Apache Solr
13 4 (0.50%) Drupal
14 3 (0.37%) WebSphere
15 2 (0.25%) Jetty
15 2 (0.25%) SAS
15 2 (0.25%) Tomcat
15 2 (0.25%) WebLogic
Applications
1 39 (4.84%) Microsoft Excel
2 31 (3.85%) Microsoft Office
3 28 (3.48%) MS Visio
4 17 (2.11%) Microsoft Project
5 6 (0.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 4 (0.50%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.25%) SPSS
8 1 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.12%) Chatbot
8 1 (0.12%) InDesign
8 1 (0.12%) InVision
Business Applications
1 15 (1.86%) Dynamics AX
2 12 (1.49%) SAP Hybris
3 9 (1.12%) Oracle ERP
4 6 (0.75%) SAP APO
5 5 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
6 4 (0.50%) SAP CO
6 4 (0.50%) SAP FI
6 4 (0.50%) SAP FI/CO
7 3 (0.37%) SAP ERP
7 3 (0.37%) SAP FSCM
7 3 (0.37%) SAP QM
8 2 (0.25%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 2 (0.25%) Epicor Tropos
8 2 (0.25%) NetSuite
8 2 (0.25%) SAP S/4HANA
8 2 (0.25%) SAP SCM
9 1 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
9 1 (0.12%) SAP CRM
9 1 (0.12%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 80 (9.94%) Amazon AWS
1 80 (9.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (2.36%) Office 365
3 16 (1.99%) Dynamics 365
4 13 (1.61%) SaaS
5 7 (0.87%) Serverless
6 6 (0.75%) Google Cloud Platform
7 5 (0.62%) OpenShift
8 3 (0.37%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (0.37%) Datadog
8 3 (0.37%) FinancialForce
8 3 (0.37%) IaaS
8 3 (0.37%) npm
8 3 (0.37%) PaaS
9 2 (0.25%) Tricentis Tosca
10 1 (0.12%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.12%) Azure Machine Learning
10 1 (0.12%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.12%) Google Analytics
10 1 (0.12%) Google Tag Manager
Communications & Networking
1 19 (2.36%) Internet
2 17 (2.11%) WAN
3 15 (1.86%) Firewall
3 15 (1.86%) LAN
4 13 (1.61%) Wireless
5 12 (1.49%) DNS
5 12 (1.49%) HTTP
6 11 (1.37%) SAN
7 9 (1.12%) VPN
8 7 (0.87%) Broadband
9 5 (0.62%) Network Security
9 5 (0.62%) RTP
10 4 (0.50%) Cisco IOS
10 4 (0.50%) Cisco Wireless
10 4 (0.50%) Intranet
11 3 (0.37%) Intrusion Detection
11 3 (0.37%) MPLS
11 3 (0.37%) TCP/IP
12 2 (0.25%) DHCP
12 2 (0.25%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (9.07%) SQL Server
2 39 (4.84%) Big Data
3 30 (3.73%) MySQL
4 26 (3.23%) NoSQL
5 25 (3.11%) Data Warehouse
6 20 (2.48%) MongoDB
7 18 (2.24%) Hadoop
8 14 (1.74%) MS Access
9 12 (1.49%) Apache Hive
9 12 (1.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 12 (1.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 9 (1.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 7 (0.87%) Redis
11 7 (0.87%) Relational Database
12 5 (0.62%) Amazon Redshift
13 4 (0.50%) Apache Cassandra
13 4 (0.50%) BusinessObjects
13 4 (0.50%) PostgreSQL
14 3 (0.37%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 3 (0.37%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 86 (10.68%) Jenkins
2 82 (10.19%) Git (software)
3 70 (8.70%) JIRA
4 52 (6.46%) Team Foundation Server
5 30 (3.73%) Selenium
6 23 (2.86%) MSBuild
7 20 (2.48%) Bitbucket
7 20 (2.48%) Cucumber
7 20 (2.48%) Octopus Deploy
8 19 (2.36%) Subversion
9 18 (2.24%) TeamCity
10 12 (1.49%) Visual Studio Team System
11 10 (1.24%) Jasmine
11 10 (1.24%) LSMW
12 9 (1.12%) eCATT
12 9 (1.12%) Eclipse
12 9 (1.12%) gulp
12 9 (1.12%) JMeter
12 9 (1.12%) JUnit
12 9 (1.12%) Visual Studio
General
1 207 (25.71%) Finance
2 77 (9.57%) Retail
3 46 (5.71%) Banking
4 38 (4.72%) Marketing
5 29 (3.60%) Investment Banking
6 28 (3.48%) Manufacturing
7 26 (3.23%) Military
8 24 (2.98%) Law
9 22 (2.73%) Advertising
10 20 (2.48%) Retail Banking
11 19 (2.36%) Telecoms
12 17 (2.11%) Legal
12 17 (2.11%) Publishing
13 14 (1.74%) Games
14 13 (1.61%) Billing
15 8 (0.99%) Automotive
15 8 (0.99%) Electronics
16 7 (0.87%) Back Office
17 6 (0.75%) German Language
18 5 (0.62%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 187 (23.23%) Developer
2 103 (12.80%) Analyst
3 62 (7.70%) Software Engineer
4 59 (7.33%) DevOps Engineer
5 45 (5.59%) Java Developer
6 38 (4.72%) Senior Developer
7 37 (4.60%) Consultant
7 37 (4.60%) Delivery Manager
8 35 (4.35%) Project Manager
9 32 (3.98%) .NET Developer
10 31 (3.85%) Software Developer
11 30 (3.73%) Business Analyst
12 29 (3.60%) Architect
13 27 (3.35%) Senior Analyst
13 27 (3.35%) Senior Software Engineer
14 26 (3.23%) Lead DevOps
15 25 (3.11%) Lead DevOps Engineer
16 24 (2.98%) Scrum Master
17 19 (2.36%) IT Manager
17 19 (2.36%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 149 (18.51%) .NET
2 72 (8.94%) HTML
3 67 (8.32%) AngularJS
4 64 (7.95%) Web Services
5 59 (7.33%) CSS
6 56 (6.96%) ASP.NET
7 42 (5.22%) .NET Framework
8 40 (4.97%) jQuery
9 39 (4.84%) ASP.NET Web API
10 36 (4.47%) RESTful
11 32 (3.98%) ASP.NET MVC
12 31 (3.85%) Middleware
13 30 (3.73%) React
14 24 (2.98%) HTML5
15 23 (2.86%) Spring
16 21 (2.61%) Entity Framework
17 20 (2.48%) CSS3
18 19 (2.36%) Node.js
19 16 (1.99%) Java EE
20 15 (1.86%) Ember.js
Miscellaneous
1 126 (15.65%) Analytical Skills
2 73 (9.07%) Management Information System
3 54 (6.71%) Self-Motivation
4 38 (4.72%) User Experience
5 21 (2.61%) Mobile App
6 19 (2.36%) Computer Science
7 17 (2.11%) Virtual Team
8 12 (1.49%) Driving Licence
9 11 (1.37%) PMI
10 10 (1.24%) Enterprise Software
11 9 (1.12%) LIMS
12 8 (0.99%) Freedom of Information
12 8 (0.99%) Greenfield Project
12 8 (0.99%) NHS
12 8 (0.99%) PKI
12 8 (0.99%) Replication
13 7 (0.87%) Data Centre
13 7 (0.87%) FMCG
13 7 (0.87%) Smart Meter
14 6 (0.75%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 69 (8.57%) Windows
2 56 (6.96%) Linux
3 18 (2.24%) Unix
4 13 (1.61%) Windows Server
5 11 (1.37%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (1.37%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (0.87%) Ubuntu
7 6 (0.75%) Debian
8 5 (0.62%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.25%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.12%) Android
10 1 (0.12%) SUSE
10 1 (0.12%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.12%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 407 (50.56%) Agile Software Development
2 145 (18.01%) Continuous Integration
3 141 (17.52%) Scrum
4 131 (16.27%) DevOps
5 122 (15.16%) SDLC
6 114 (14.16%) Software Engineering
7 110 (13.66%) TDD
8 104 (12.92%) Test Automation
9 97 (12.05%) ITIL
10 94 (11.68%) Problem-Solving
11 90 (11.18%) Mentoring
12 86 (10.68%) Information Security
13 81 (10.06%) MVC
14 78 (9.69%) Project Management
15 75 (9.32%) Stakeholder Management
16 68 (8.45%) BDD
17 63 (7.83%) Coaching
18 62 (7.70%) Continuous Delivery
18 62 (7.70%) SOLID
19 61 (7.58%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 144 (17.89%) Java
2 133 (16.52%) SQL
3 119 (14.78%) C#
4 107 (13.29%) JavaScript
5 59 (7.33%) C
6 48 (5.96%) Python
7 36 (4.47%) C++
8 33 (4.10%) PowerShell
9 29 (3.60%) T-SQL
10 26 (3.23%) VB.NET
11 25 (3.11%) Bash Shell
11 25 (3.11%) Ruby
12 23 (2.86%) Perl
13 20 (2.48%) PHP
14 16 (1.99%) VBA
15 13 (1.61%) Shell Script
16 11 (1.37%) ABAP
17 10 (1.24%) Groovy
17 10 (1.24%) Java 8
17 10 (1.24%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 115 (14.29%) Degree
2 64 (7.95%) Security Cleared
3 29 (3.60%) SC Cleared
4 23 (2.86%) DV Cleared
5 19 (2.36%) CISSP
6 15 (1.86%) Computer Science Degree
7 12 (1.49%) CISM
7 12 (1.49%) ISEB
7 12 (1.49%) ITIL Certification
7 12 (1.49%) PMI Certification
8 11 (1.37%) CISA
8 11 (1.37%) ISTQB
9 10 (1.24%) CCNP
9 10 (1.24%) Cisco Certification
9 10 (1.24%) Numerate Degree
10 9 (1.12%) CCIE
10 9 (1.12%) CCNA
11 8 (0.99%) CCDA
12 5 (0.62%) Master's Degree
13 4 (0.50%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 98 (12.17%) QA
2 26 (3.23%) GDPR
3 25 (3.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 23 (2.86%) SLA
5 21 (2.61%) PMO
6 8 (0.99%) Cyber Essentials
7 7 (0.87%) Data Quality
8 6 (0.75%) COBIT
9 5 (0.62%) PCI DSS
10 4 (0.50%) ISO 9001
11 3 (0.37%) ISAE 3402
12 2 (0.25%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 2 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 2 (0.25%) MiFID
13 1 (0.12%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 1 (0.12%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 35 (4.35%) Active Directory
1 35 (4.35%) Docker
2 31 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (2.86%) Hyper-V
4 17 (2.11%) KVM
4 17 (2.11%) VirtualBox
4 17 (2.11%) Xen
5 10 (1.24%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (0.50%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 4 (0.50%) XenDesktop
7 3 (0.37%) XenApp
8 1 (0.12%) Firmware
8 1 (0.12%) HDFS
8 1 (0.12%) UAG
8 1 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.12%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 44 (5.47%) Opscode Chef
2 42 (5.22%) Ansible
3 33 (4.10%) Puppet
4 19 (2.36%) Kubernetes
5 11 (1.37%) Terraform
6 8 (0.99%) Packer
7 7 (0.87%) SCCM
8 5 (0.62%) Kibana
8 5 (0.62%) SQL Sentry
9 4 (0.50%) logstash
9 4 (0.50%) McAfee ePO
9 4 (0.50%) Nagios
9 4 (0.50%) Nessus
9 4 (0.50%) SCOM
10 3 (0.37%) SCVMM
11 2 (0.25%) CA Wily
11 2 (0.25%) EMC NetWorker
11 2 (0.25%) FortiGate
11 2 (0.25%) Norton AntiVirus
12 1 (0.12%) Netcool
Vendors
1 90 (11.18%) Microsoft
2 51 (6.34%) SAP
3 45 (5.59%) VMware
4 40 (4.97%) Oracle
5 26 (3.23%) Cisco
6 22 (2.73%) Xamarin
7 17 (2.11%) Splunk
8 15 (1.86%) IBM
9 14 (1.74%) Capita
9 14 (1.74%) Citrix
10 13 (1.61%) hybris
10 13 (1.61%) Sitecore
11 12 (1.49%) ATG
11 12 (1.49%) Avaya
12 11 (1.37%) Verint
13 10 (1.24%) Google
13 10 (1.24%) Tableau
14 9 (1.12%) Genesys
14 9 (1.12%) Salesforce.com
15 8 (0.99%) Perforce