Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Continual Improvement
England > North of England
6 months to
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 97 93 73
Rank change year-on-year -4 -20 +9
Permanent jobs citing Continuous Improvement 660 760 895
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North of England 3.08% 3.24% 3.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.37% 3.54% 3.95%
Number of salaries quoted 438 540 739
North of England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £29,450 £30,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £63,800 £66,050
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 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 19,589 21,481 22,672
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North of England 91.32% 91.53% 90.99%
Number of salaries quoted 15,824 17,512 18,945
North of England median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £52,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.00% - +5.26%

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 17 October 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 17 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
North West +26 401 £49,000 +3.16% 81
Yorkshire -37 222 £47,500 +11.76% 59
North East -6 37 £35,000 -6.67% 26
Continuous Improvement
England

For the 6 months to 17 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 North of England region with a requirement for Continuous Improvement.

1 319 (48.33%) Agile Software Development
2 170 (25.76%) Finance
3 110 (16.67%) .NET
4 109 (16.52%) Scrum
5 99 (15.00%) Continuous Integration
6 96 (14.55%) Information Security
7 95 (14.39%) DevOps
8 92 (13.94%) TDD
9 88 (13.33%) Mentoring
10 87 (13.18%) Degree
10 87 (13.18%) Java
11 86 (13.03%) SDLC
12 85 (12.88%) C#
13 84 (12.73%) Software Engineering
14 79 (11.97%) SQL
14 79 (11.97%) Analytical Skills
15 78 (11.82%) Test Automation
16 77 (11.67%) Stakeholder Management
17 76 (11.52%) Microsoft
18 70 (10.61%) JavaScript
19 67 (10.15%) Project Management
20 61 (9.24%) SQL Server
20 61 (9.24%) Microsoft Azure
20 61 (9.24%) Amazon AWS
20 61 (9.24%) Problem-Solving
21 60 (9.09%) ITIL
22 59 (8.94%) QA
22 59 (8.94%) Continuous Delivery
23 56 (8.48%) Windows
24 54 (8.18%) Coaching

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 24 (3.64%) CMS
2 21 (3.18%) SharePoint
3 12 (1.82%) Confluence
4 11 (1.67%) Sitecore CMS
5 8 (1.21%) Umbraco
6 6 (0.91%) Sitefinity
7 5 (0.76%) Apache Spark
7 5 (0.76%) IIS
8 4 (0.61%) Apache Pig
8 4 (0.61%) MS Exchange
9 3 (0.45%) Drupal
9 3 (0.45%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (0.45%) SAS
9 3 (0.45%) WordPress
10 2 (0.30%) Apache Solr
10 2 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2010
11 1 (0.15%) Kentico
11 1 (0.15%) Mule
11 1 (0.15%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 1 (0.15%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 25 (3.79%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (2.27%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (1.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (1.21%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.76%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.61%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.30%) InVision
7 2 (0.30%) SPSS
8 1 (0.15%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 12 (1.82%) Dynamics AX
2 11 (1.67%) SAP Hybris
3 9 (1.36%) Oracle ERP
3 9 (1.36%) SAP APO
4 5 (0.76%) SAP SCM
5 3 (0.45%) SAP CO
5 3 (0.45%) SAP ERP
5 3 (0.45%) SAP FI
5 3 (0.45%) SAP FI/CO
5 3 (0.45%) SAP S/4HANA
5 3 (0.45%) SAP SD
6 2 (0.30%) Epicor Tropos
6 2 (0.30%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.30%) SAP FSCM
7 1 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.15%) Elite 3E
7 1 (0.15%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
7 1 (0.15%) Infor M3
7 1 (0.15%) PeopleSoft HRMS
7 1 (0.15%) SAP QM
Cloud Services
1 61 (9.24%) Amazon AWS
1 61 (9.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 32 (4.85%) Office 365
3 12 (1.82%) Dynamics 365
4 9 (1.36%) SaaS
5 6 (0.91%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (0.91%) IaaS
6 4 (0.61%) Akamai
6 4 (0.61%) PaaS
6 4 (0.61%) Serverless
7 3 (0.45%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.30%) FinancialForce
9 1 (0.15%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.15%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 1 (0.15%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.15%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.15%) Boomi
9 1 (0.15%) Datadog
9 1 (0.15%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.15%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 11 (1.67%) SAN
2 8 (1.21%) Network Security
3 7 (1.06%) Firewall
4 6 (0.91%) DNS
4 6 (0.91%) VPN
4 6 (0.91%) WAN
5 5 (0.76%) Broadband
5 5 (0.76%) HTTP
5 5 (0.76%) LAN
6 4 (0.61%) HTTPS
7 3 (0.45%) Intrusion Detection
7 3 (0.45%) SSL
7 3 (0.45%) Unified Communications
8 2 (0.30%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (0.30%) DHCP
8 2 (0.30%) ISDN
8 2 (0.30%) PBX
8 2 (0.30%) PSTN
8 2 (0.30%) TCP/IP
8 2 (0.30%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (9.24%) SQL Server
2 37 (5.61%) Big Data
3 15 (2.27%) MySQL
4 13 (1.97%) Power BI
4 13 (1.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 11 (1.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (1.21%) NoSQL
6 8 (1.21%) Relational Database
6 8 (1.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 7 (1.06%) Data Warehouse
7 7 (1.06%) Hadoop
7 7 (1.06%) QlikView
8 5 (0.76%) Apache Hive
8 5 (0.76%) MongoDB
8 5 (0.76%) SAP HANA
9 3 (0.45%) Adabas
9 3 (0.45%) Apache Cassandra
9 3 (0.45%) Azure SQL Database
9 3 (0.45%) Crystal Reports
9 3 (0.45%) Redis
Development Applications
1 51 (7.73%) Git (software)
2 43 (6.52%) Jenkins
3 34 (5.15%) JIRA
4 24 (3.64%) Selenium
5 22 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
6 14 (2.12%) Octopus Deploy
7 12 (1.82%) Subversion
8 11 (1.67%) Visual Studio Team System
9 10 (1.52%) TeamCity
10 9 (1.36%) WebDriver
11 8 (1.21%) JMeter
11 8 (1.21%) Visual Studio
12 7 (1.06%) MSBuild
13 6 (0.91%) Cucumber
13 6 (0.91%) gulp
13 6 (0.91%) Jasmine
13 6 (0.91%) SoapUI
14 5 (0.76%) Gradle
14 5 (0.76%) SonarQube
14 5 (0.76%) webpack
General
1 170 (25.76%) Finance
2 53 (8.03%) Retail
3 43 (6.52%) Banking
4 37 (5.61%) Marketing
5 31 (4.70%) Military
6 25 (3.79%) Manufacturing
7 24 (3.64%) Law
8 23 (3.48%) Electronics
9 22 (3.33%) Investment Banking
10 19 (2.88%) Advertising
11 15 (2.27%) Telecoms
12 11 (1.67%) Retail Banking
13 10 (1.52%) Billing
14 9 (1.36%) Automotive
14 9 (1.36%) Games
15 7 (1.06%) Legal
16 6 (0.91%) Publishing
17 4 (0.61%) Back Office
18 3 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
19 2 (0.30%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 114 (17.27%) Analyst
2 108 (16.36%) Developer
3 39 (5.91%) Software Engineer
4 35 (5.30%) DevOps Engineer
5 34 (5.15%) Architect
6 31 (4.70%) Business Analyst
7 28 (4.24%) Consultant
8 26 (3.94%) Delivery Manager
9 25 (3.79%) Project Manager
9 25 (3.79%) Software Developer
10 24 (3.64%) .NET Developer
11 23 (3.48%) Java Developer
12 21 (3.18%) Senior Developer
13 20 (3.03%) IT Manager
14 19 (2.88%) Scrum Master
14 19 (2.88%) Senior Software Engineer
15 17 (2.58%) Lead DevOps
16 16 (2.42%) Lead DevOps Engineer
16 16 (2.42%) Service Manager
16 16 (2.42%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 110 (16.67%) .NET
2 47 (7.12%) HTML
3 45 (6.82%) AngularJS
4 42 (6.36%) CSS
5 39 (5.91%) Web Services
6 37 (5.61%) ASP.NET
7 23 (3.48%) React
8 22 (3.33%) ASP.NET Web API
8 22 (3.33%) HTML5
9 20 (3.03%) ASP.NET MVC
10 19 (2.88%) Node.js
11 17 (2.58%) CSS3
11 17 (2.58%) Middleware
12 16 (2.42%) jQuery
13 15 (2.27%) .NET Framework
13 15 (2.27%) RESTful
13 15 (2.27%) Sass
14 14 (2.12%) Spring
15 11 (1.67%) OLE
16 10 (1.52%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 79 (11.97%) Analytical Skills
2 52 (7.88%) Management Information System
3 47 (7.12%) User Experience
4 20 (3.03%) Self-Motivation
5 15 (2.27%) Virtual Team
6 13 (1.97%) Mobile App
7 12 (1.82%) Greenfield Project
8 11 (1.67%) Computer Science
9 9 (1.36%) Driving Licence
10 8 (1.21%) Enterprise Software
11 7 (1.06%) Freedom of Information
11 7 (1.06%) PKI
12 6 (0.91%) Data Centre
13 4 (0.61%) LIMS
14 3 (0.45%) CMDB
14 3 (0.45%) FMCG
14 3 (0.45%) Online Banking
14 3 (0.45%) PMI
14 3 (0.45%) Robotics
14 3 (0.45%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 56 (8.48%) Windows
2 39 (5.91%) Linux
3 14 (2.12%) Windows Server
4 10 (1.52%) Unix
5 6 (0.91%) Windows 7
5 6 (0.91%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (0.76%) Debian
6 5 (0.76%) Ubuntu
6 5 (0.76%) Windows 10
6 5 (0.76%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (0.61%) Android
7 4 (0.61%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.30%) CentOS
8 2 (0.30%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.15%) SUSE
9 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.15%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 319 (48.33%) Agile Software Development
2 109 (16.52%) Scrum
3 99 (15.00%) Continuous Integration
4 96 (14.55%) Information Security
5 95 (14.39%) DevOps
6 92 (13.94%) TDD
7 88 (13.33%) Mentoring
8 86 (13.03%) SDLC
9 84 (12.73%) Software Engineering
10 78 (11.82%) Test Automation
11 77 (11.67%) Stakeholder Management
12 67 (10.15%) Project Management
13 61 (9.24%) Problem-Solving
14 60 (9.09%) ITIL
15 59 (8.94%) Continuous Delivery
16 54 (8.18%) Coaching
17 53 (8.03%) Risk Management
18 52 (7.88%) BDD
19 46 (6.97%) Software Delivery
19 46 (6.97%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 87 (13.18%) Java
2 85 (12.88%) C#
3 79 (11.97%) SQL
4 70 (10.61%) JavaScript
5 30 (4.55%) Python
6 29 (4.39%) C++
7 22 (3.33%) C
8 21 (3.18%) PowerShell
8 21 (3.18%) T-SQL
9 20 (3.03%) VB.NET
10 17 (2.58%) PHP
11 15 (2.27%) Ruby
11 15 (2.27%) TypeScript
12 13 (1.97%) Perl
13 11 (1.67%) Bash Shell
14 10 (1.52%) VB
15 9 (1.36%) Java 8
16 7 (1.06%) VBA
17 6 (0.91%) VB6
18 5 (0.76%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 87 (13.18%) Degree
2 22 (3.33%) Security Cleared
3 15 (2.27%) CISSP
4 11 (1.67%) CISA
4 11 (1.67%) DV Cleared
4 11 (1.67%) ISEB
4 11 (1.67%) SC Cleared
5 9 (1.36%) CISM
6 8 (1.21%) Computer Science Degree
6 8 (1.21%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (0.91%) Chartered Engineer
7 6 (0.91%) Numerate Degree
7 6 (0.91%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 5 (0.76%) MCP
8 5 (0.76%) PMI Certification
9 4 (0.61%) CCNA
9 4 (0.61%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (0.61%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (0.61%) PMP
10 3 (0.45%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (8.94%) QA
2 32 (4.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 29 (4.39%) GDPR
4 23 (3.48%) PMO
5 18 (2.73%) PCI DSS
6 14 (2.12%) COBIT
7 12 (1.82%) SLA
8 11 (1.67%) Cyber Essentials
9 3 (0.45%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 2 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 2 (0.30%) P3O
11 1 (0.15%) Data Quality
11 1 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 34 (5.15%) Active Directory
2 27 (4.09%) Docker
3 20 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (2.27%) Hyper-V
5 14 (2.12%) KVM
5 14 (2.12%) VirtualBox
5 14 (2.12%) Xen
6 4 (0.61%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (0.45%) vSphere
8 2 (0.30%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 1 (0.15%) HDFS
9 1 (0.15%) vCloud
9 1 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.15%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 29 (4.39%) Opscode Chef
2 24 (3.64%) Ansible
3 22 (3.33%) Puppet
4 10 (1.52%) SCCM
5 9 (1.36%) Kubernetes
6 5 (0.76%) Terraform
7 4 (0.61%) McAfee ePO
7 4 (0.61%) SCOrch
8 3 (0.45%) Nessus
8 3 (0.45%) SQL Sentry
9 2 (0.30%) CA Wily
9 2 (0.30%) EMC NetWorker
9 2 (0.30%) Nagios
9 2 (0.30%) Packer
10 1 (0.15%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 1 (0.15%) Ganglia
10 1 (0.15%) Hadoop YARN
10 1 (0.15%) Kibana
10 1 (0.15%) Salt
10 1 (0.15%) SCOM
Vendors
1 76 (11.52%) Microsoft
2 47 (7.12%) Oracle
3 38 (5.76%) SAP
4 29 (4.39%) VMware
5 14 (2.12%) Cisco
5 14 (2.12%) IBM
6 12 (1.82%) hybris
6 12 (1.82%) Salesforce.com
6 12 (1.82%) Xamarin
7 11 (1.67%) ATG
7 11 (1.67%) Sitecore
8 9 (1.36%) Citrix
8 9 (1.36%) MuleSoft
8 9 (1.36%) Splunk
8 9 (1.36%) Tableau
9 5 (0.76%) Cognos
9 5 (0.76%) Epicor
9 5 (0.76%) HP
9 5 (0.76%) ServiceNow
10 4 (0.61%) NetApp