The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 3 months to 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Continual Improvement
England / North West
Rank 106 88 127
Rank change year-on-year -18 +39  
Permanent jobs citing Continuous Improvement 160 161 136
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.63% 2.83% 2.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.90% 3.22% 2.31%
Number of salaries quoted 103 128 98
Median salary £50,000 £45,000 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +9.75%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £54,100 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.55% -  

Continuous Improvement is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
North West
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 5510 4996 5898
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 90.45% 87.88% 88.51%
Number of salaries quoted 4582 4155 4746
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Continuous Improvement
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing Continuous Improvement as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Continuous Improvement in the North West

Continuous Improvement
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for Continuous Improvement in the North West

Continuous Improvement
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement in the North West over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Continuous Improvement in the North West

Continuous Improvement
Job Locations in the North West

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 West region over the 3 months to 27 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -5 128 £55,000 +15.78% 19
Lancashire +6 13 £35,000 -12.50%
Cheshire -11 13 £56,250 +56.25% 6
Merseyside -6 6 £28,500 -26.45% 1
Continuous Improvement
England

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 West region with a requirement for Continuous Improvement.

1 189 (48.59%) Agile Software Development
2 131 (33.68%) Java
3 88 (22.62%) Degree
4 85 (21.85%) JavaScript
5 81 (20.82%) Scrum
6 74 (19.02%) SQL
7 73 (18.77%) TDD
8 71 (18.25%) Oracle
9 70 (17.99%) Linux
10 68 (17.48%) Finance
11 66 (16.97%) Spring
12 59 (15.17%) SDLC
13 56 (14.40%) C#
14 54 (13.88%) .NET
14 54 (13.88%) QA
15 52 (13.37%) ITIL
16 50 (12.85%) Microsoft
17 49 (12.60%) Java EE
18 47 (12.08%) Continuous Integration
18 47 (12.08%) DevOps
19 45 (11.57%) iPad
19 45 (11.57%) HTML
20 43 (11.05%) Computer Science
21 42 (10.80%) Software Engineering
21 42 (10.80%) Windows
22 41 (10.54%) E-Commerce
23 40 (10.28%) Information Security
23 40 (10.28%) Coaching
24 39 (10.03%) Big Data
24 39 (10.03%) Python

Continuous Improvement
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 22 (5.66%) Apache Pig
1 22 (5.66%) Apache Spark
2 19 (4.88%) Elasticsearch
3 14 (3.60%) IIS
4 9 (2.31%) JBoss
5 8 (2.06%) Confluence
5 8 (2.06%) Tomcat
6 6 (1.54%) MS Exchange
7 4 (1.03%) Apache
8 2 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (0.51%) nginx
8 2 (0.51%) OpenEdge
8 2 (0.51%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.26%) Apache ServiceMix
9 1 (0.26%) CMS
9 1 (0.26%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.26%) WebLogic
Applications
1 28 (7.20%) MS Excel
2 10 (2.57%) MS Office
3 5 (1.29%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.03%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.26%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (1.29%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (1.03%) SAP GRC
2 4 (1.03%) SAP MM
2 4 (1.03%) SAP PP
2 4 (1.03%) SAP SCM
3 2 (0.51%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.51%) SAP SD
4 1 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.26%) Magento
4 1 (0.26%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.26%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.26%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.26%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 13 (3.34%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (2.31%) Office 365
3 6 (1.54%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (1.29%) IaaS
5 4 (1.03%) SaaS
6 2 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.51%) PaaS
7 1 (0.26%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 16 (4.11%) Internet
2 12 (3.08%) Firewall
3 6 (1.54%) TCP/IP
4 5 (1.29%) HTTP
4 5 (1.29%) Network Security
4 5 (1.29%) SMS
5 4 (1.03%) DNS
5 4 (1.03%) WAN
6 3 (0.77%) Broadband
6 3 (0.77%) DHCP
7 2 (0.51%) BGP
7 2 (0.51%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (0.51%) IPsec
7 2 (0.51%) LAN
7 2 (0.51%) OSPF
7 2 (0.51%) SNMP
7 2 (0.51%) VPN
8 1 (0.26%) SMTP
8 1 (0.26%) VoIP
8 1 (0.26%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (10.03%) Big Data
1 39 (10.03%) MySQL
2 35 (9.00%) Hadoop
2 35 (9.00%) SQL Server
3 32 (8.23%) MongoDB
4 26 (6.68%) Relational Database
5 22 (5.66%) Apache Hive
5 22 (5.66%) RDBMS
6 15 (3.86%) PostgreSQL
7 6 (1.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (1.29%) Redis
9 4 (1.03%) GIS
10 2 (0.51%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.51%) DB2
10 2 (0.51%) MariaDB
10 2 (0.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 1 (0.26%) DocumentDB
11 1 (0.26%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.26%) Oracle Reports
11 1 (0.26%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 34 (8.74%) Git (software)
2 31 (7.97%) Selenium
3 29 (7.46%) Jenkins
4 23 (5.91%) JIRA
5 22 (5.66%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 11 (2.83%) Visual Studio
7 10 (2.57%) Cucumber
8 8 (2.06%) Bitbucket
8 8 (2.06%) Eclipse
8 8 (2.06%) IntelliJ
8 8 (2.06%) JMeter
8 8 (2.06%) jMock
8 8 (2.06%) JUnit
8 8 (2.06%) Mockito
9 7 (1.80%) Team Foundation Server
10 5 (1.29%) Mercurial
11 4 (1.03%) Jasmine
11 4 (1.03%) LSMW
11 4 (1.03%) Subversion
11 4 (1.03%) WebDriver
General
1 68 (17.48%) Finance
2 21 (5.40%) Retail
3 17 (4.37%) Manufacturing
4 16 (4.11%) Marketing
5 9 (2.31%) Banking
5 9 (2.31%) Military
6 7 (1.80%) Telecoms
7 6 (1.54%) Corporate Banking
7 6 (1.54%) Financial Institution
8 5 (1.29%) Publishing
9 4 (1.03%) Billing
9 4 (1.03%) Games
10 3 (0.77%) Electronics
10 3 (0.77%) Legal
11 2 (0.51%) Advertising
11 2 (0.51%) Automotive
11 2 (0.51%) Back Office
11 2 (0.51%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.51%) Law
12 1 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 107 (27.51%) Developer
2 69 (17.74%) Java Developer
3 54 (13.88%) Senior Developer
4 48 (12.34%) Software Developer
5 43 (11.05%) Java Software Developer
6 40 (10.28%) Analyst
7 39 (10.03%) Senior Java Developer
8 34 (8.74%) JavaScript Developer
9 28 (7.20%) SQL Developer
10 26 (6.68%) Senior Software Developer
10 26 (6.68%) Software Engineer
11 23 (5.91%) Scrum Master
12 22 (5.66%) C# Developer
12 22 (5.66%) Senior Java Software Developer
13 21 (5.40%) Senior JavaScript Developer
13 21 (5.40%) Senior SQL Developer
14 19 (4.88%) Development Manager
15 18 (4.63%) .NET Developer
16 16 (4.11%) Service Manager
16 16 (4.11%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (16.97%) Spring
2 54 (13.88%) .NET
3 49 (12.60%) Java EE
4 45 (11.57%) HTML
5 38 (9.77%) Web Services
6 34 (8.74%) Hibernate
7 33 (8.48%) CSS
7 33 (8.48%) Node.js
8 29 (7.46%) AngularJS
8 29 (7.46%) jQuery
9 25 (6.43%) HTML5
9 25 (6.43%) Oracle ADF
10 22 (5.66%) Middleware
11 21 (5.40%) CSS3
12 20 (5.14%) Apache Camel
12 20 (5.14%) REST
13 17 (4.37%) LAMP
13 17 (4.37%) React
14 16 (4.11%) ASP.NET
15 14 (3.60%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 45 (11.57%) iPad
2 43 (11.05%) Computer Science
3 37 (9.51%) Analytical Skills
4 23 (5.91%) Management Information System
5 20 (5.14%) PKI
6 6 (1.54%) Social Media
7 5 (1.29%) Algorithms
7 5 (1.29%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (1.03%) LIMS
8 4 (1.03%) User Experience
8 4 (1.03%) Virtual Team
8 4 (1.03%) Xbox
9 3 (0.77%) Cyberthreat
9 3 (0.77%) Data Centre
9 3 (0.77%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.51%) Clustering
10 2 (0.51%) CMDB
10 2 (0.51%) N-Tier
10 2 (0.51%) Wiki
11 1 (0.26%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 70 (17.99%) Linux
2 42 (10.80%) Windows
3 28 (7.20%) Windows Server
4 12 (3.08%) Windows 7
5 7 (1.80%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (1.54%) Mac OS
6 6 (1.54%) Windows 10
6 6 (1.54%) Windows 8
6 6 (1.54%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (1.29%) Android
7 5 (1.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (1.03%) Apple iOS
8 4 (1.03%) Embedded Linux
9 3 (0.77%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.51%) AIX
10 2 (0.51%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.51%) Unix
10 2 (0.51%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.51%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.26%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 189 (48.59%) Agile Software Development
2 81 (20.82%) Scrum
3 73 (18.77%) TDD
4 59 (15.17%) SDLC
5 52 (13.37%) ITIL
6 47 (12.08%) Continuous Integration
6 47 (12.08%) DevOps
7 42 (10.80%) Software Engineering
8 41 (10.54%) E-Commerce
9 40 (10.28%) Coaching
9 40 (10.28%) Information Security
10 35 (9.00%) Waterfall
11 34 (8.74%) Mentoring
12 33 (8.48%) BDD
13 32 (8.23%) Stakeholder Management
14 31 (7.97%) Continuous Delivery
15 30 (7.71%) Process Improvement
15 30 (7.71%) Service Delivery
16 29 (7.46%) Time Management
17 27 (6.94%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 131 (33.68%) Java
2 85 (21.85%) JavaScript
3 74 (19.02%) SQL
4 56 (14.40%) C#
5 39 (10.03%) Python
6 33 (8.48%) C
7 32 (8.23%) Perl
8 30 (7.71%) Ruby
9 22 (5.66%) PHP
10 12 (3.08%) C++
11 8 (2.06%) PowerShell
12 7 (1.80%) Shell Script
13 4 (1.03%) ABAP
13 4 (1.03%) Embedded C
13 4 (1.03%) Embedded C++
13 4 (1.03%) VB
13 4 (1.03%) VB6
14 3 (0.77%) ES6
14 3 (0.77%) T-SQL
15 2 (0.51%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 88 (22.62%) Degree
2 22 (5.66%) Security Cleared
3 20 (5.14%) DV Cleared
4 15 (3.86%) CISSP
5 13 (3.34%) CISA
5 13 (3.34%) ISEB
6 12 (3.08%) CISM
7 10 (2.57%) ISTQB
8 8 (2.06%) ITIL Certification
9 7 (1.80%) ISSAP
10 6 (1.54%) PCI QSA
11 4 (1.03%) Cisco Certification
12 3 (0.77%) CCNA
12 3 (0.77%) Microsoft Certification
13 2 (0.51%) CCSP
13 2 (0.51%) CEH
13 2 (0.51%) CISMP
13 2 (0.51%) GCIA
13 2 (0.51%) GCIH
13 2 (0.51%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (13.88%) QA
2 16 (4.11%) SLA
3 14 (3.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 12 (3.08%) PCI DSS
5 10 (2.57%) PMO
6 6 (1.54%) ISO22301
7 3 (0.77%) ISO 14001
7 3 (0.77%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.26%) GDPR
8 1 (0.26%) GPG13
8 1 (0.26%) SDET
System Software
1 26 (6.68%) Active Directory
2 23 (5.91%) Hyper-V
2 23 (5.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.54%) vCloud
3 6 (1.54%) vSphere
4 5 (1.29%) Virtual Servers
5 4 (1.03%) Firmware
6 1 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 9 (2.31%) Puppet
1 9 (2.31%) SCCM
2 6 (1.54%) Ansible
2 6 (1.54%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (1.54%) vMotion
3 5 (1.29%) Kibana
4 4 (1.03%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 3 (0.77%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (0.51%) BladeLogic
7 1 (0.26%) Galera Cluster
7 1 (0.26%) Ganglia
7 1 (0.26%) Nagios
7 1 (0.26%) Netcool
7 1 (0.26%) SCOM
Vendors
1 71 (18.25%) Oracle
2 50 (12.85%) Microsoft
3 35 (9.00%) VMware
4 16 (4.11%) SAP
5 11 (2.83%) Citrix
6 9 (2.31%) HP
6 9 (2.31%) IBM
7 8 (2.06%) Cadence
7 8 (2.06%) Cisco
7 8 (2.06%) IBM Sterling
8 6 (1.54%) Veeam
8 6 (1.54%) Zerto
9 5 (1.29%) Facebook
9 5 (1.29%) Red Hat
10 4 (1.03%) Apple
11 3 (0.77%) Salesforce.com
12 2 (0.51%) Juniper
12 2 (0.51%) Pega
12 2 (0.51%) Remedy
12 2 (0.51%) Sitecore
Crewe, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £43000 - £48000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Spring Technology
Posted: 9 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £23000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £50000 - £52000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Robert Walters
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Car Allowance & Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Destinology Ltd
Salary: eligible for performance related bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Robert Walters
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £50k - 65k per year
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Robert Walters
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Robert Walters
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Holidays, Pension, Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £42000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Oldham
Easy Web Recruitment
Salary: Highly competitive and negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
St. Helens, Merseyside
Morson International
Salary: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: 5% Bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Raytheon Systems Ltd
Salary: Competitive salary plus benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Salford
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: £30,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Salford
Bupa
Posted: 11 days ago
Manchester
Robert Walters UK
Salary: £35000 - £37000 per annum + Additional Benefits
Posted: 24 days ago