Period
to 13 November 2018

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 6 months to 13 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Continual Improvement
England > North West
6 months to
13 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 98 102 81
Rank change year-on-year +4 -21 -5
Permanent jobs citing Continuous Improvement 376 403 428
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.21% 3.05% 3.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.55% 3.35% 3.81%
Number of salaries quoted 243 250 329
North West median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -0.55%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,100 £61,250
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 West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 10,603 12,029 11,225
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 90.65% 91.05% 91.28%
Number of salaries quoted 8,519 9,568 9,369
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

Continuous Improvement
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

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 6 months to 13 November 2018.

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 6 months to 13 November 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
Manchester +1 210 £47,500 - 52
Cheshire -1 88 £46,500 -7.00% 12
Merseyside +27 46 £44,000 -22.81% 4
Lancashire +8 28 £45,000 +24.14% 6
Continuous Improvement
England

For the 6 months to 13 November 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 West region with a requirement for Continuous Improvement.

1 165 (43.88%) Agile Software Development
2 94 (25.00%) Finance
3 63 (16.76%) Information Security
4 60 (15.96%) Continuous Integration
5 55 (14.63%) TDD
6 53 (14.10%) Software Engineering
6 53 (14.10%) Microsoft
7 49 (13.03%) Scrum
8 47 (12.50%) C#
8 47 (12.50%) .NET
8 47 (12.50%) SDLC
9 46 (12.23%) Mentoring
9 46 (12.23%) SQL
10 45 (11.97%) Degree
11 44 (11.70%) Project Management
12 42 (11.17%) ITIL
12 42 (11.17%) DevOps
13 40 (10.64%) Continuous Delivery
14 38 (10.11%) Analytical Skills
14 38 (10.11%) BDD
14 38 (10.11%) Problem-Solving
15 37 (9.84%) Software Delivery
15 37 (9.84%) Stakeholder Management
16 36 (9.57%) QA
17 35 (9.31%) Risk Management
18 34 (9.04%) Big Data
19 33 (8.78%) Line Management
19 33 (8.78%) SOLID
19 33 (8.78%) Java
19 33 (8.78%) JavaScript

Continuous Improvement
Co-occurring 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 16 (4.26%) CMS
2 11 (2.93%) Sitecore CMS
3 9 (2.39%) SharePoint
4 8 (2.13%) Confluence
5 3 (0.80%) IIS
5 3 (0.80%) Umbraco
6 2 (0.53%) Apache Pig
6 2 (0.53%) Apache Spark
6 2 (0.53%) Kentico
6 2 (0.53%) SAS
6 2 (0.53%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.27%) Drupal
7 1 (0.27%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.27%) EPiServer
7 1 (0.27%) JBoss
Applications
1 16 (4.26%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (2.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 10 (2.66%) Microsoft Excel
4 7 (1.86%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (1.33%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.80%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.27%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.27%) InVision
7 1 (0.27%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 10 (2.66%) SAP Hybris
2 5 (1.33%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (1.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.33%) Oracle ERP
3 4 (1.06%) SAP APO
4 2 (0.53%) Epicor Tropos
4 2 (0.53%) SAP CO
4 2 (0.53%) SAP FI
4 2 (0.53%) SAP FI/CO
4 2 (0.53%) SAP FSCM
4 2 (0.53%) SAP S/4HANA
4 2 (0.53%) SAP SD
5 1 (0.27%) Elite 3E
5 1 (0.27%) Infor M3
5 1 (0.27%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.27%) SAP QM
5 1 (0.27%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 25 (6.65%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (6.12%) Office 365
3 22 (5.85%) Microsoft Azure
4 10 (2.66%) Dynamics 365
5 5 (1.33%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (1.33%) SaaS
6 2 (0.53%) IaaS
6 2 (0.53%) PaaS
6 2 (0.53%) Serverless
7 1 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.27%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.27%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 1 (0.27%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.27%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.27%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.27%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.27%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.13%) Network Security
2 4 (1.06%) Broadband
2 4 (1.06%) DNS
2 4 (1.06%) HTTP
2 4 (1.06%) SAN
2 4 (1.06%) VPN
2 4 (1.06%) WAN
3 3 (0.80%) LAN
3 3 (0.80%) Unified Communications
4 2 (0.53%) ADSL
4 2 (0.53%) DHCP
4 2 (0.53%) ISDN
4 2 (0.53%) PBX
4 2 (0.53%) PSTN
4 2 (0.53%) Skype
4 2 (0.53%) VoIP
5 1 (0.27%) Intranet
5 1 (0.27%) SMS
5 1 (0.27%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.27%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (9.04%) Big Data
2 32 (8.51%) SQL Server
3 13 (3.46%) MySQL
4 4 (1.06%) Hadoop
4 4 (1.06%) NoSQL
4 4 (1.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (0.80%) Azure SQL Database
5 3 (0.80%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (0.80%) Power BI
5 3 (0.80%) Relational Database
5 3 (0.80%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (0.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (0.53%) Apache Hive
6 2 (0.53%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (0.53%) DB2
6 2 (0.53%) Ingres
6 2 (0.53%) MS Access
7 1 (0.27%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.27%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.27%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 20 (5.32%) Git (software)
2 15 (3.99%) JIRA
3 13 (3.46%) Jenkins
4 7 (1.86%) Selenium
4 7 (1.86%) Visual Studio
5 5 (1.33%) Subversion
6 4 (1.06%) eCATT
6 4 (1.06%) LSMW
7 3 (0.80%) Gradle
7 3 (0.80%) SpecFlow
7 3 (0.80%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (0.53%) Gatling
8 2 (0.53%) Jasmine
8 2 (0.53%) Maven
8 2 (0.53%) Mercurial
8 2 (0.53%) NUnit
8 2 (0.53%) Octopus Deploy
8 2 (0.53%) SoapUI
8 2 (0.53%) Spock
8 2 (0.53%) WebDriver
General
1 94 (25.00%) Finance
2 31 (8.24%) Retail
3 30 (7.98%) Banking
4 28 (7.45%) Military
5 26 (6.91%) Law
6 24 (6.38%) Investment Banking
7 23 (6.12%) Electronics
8 20 (5.32%) Marketing
9 17 (4.52%) Manufacturing
10 14 (3.72%) Telecoms
11 9 (2.39%) Billing
12 7 (1.86%) Automotive
13 6 (1.60%) Legal
13 6 (1.60%) Publishing
14 3 (0.80%) Advertising
14 3 (0.80%) Games
15 2 (0.53%) Back Office
15 2 (0.53%) Corporate Banking
15 2 (0.53%) Financial Institution
15 2 (0.53%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 62 (16.49%) Analyst
2 47 (12.50%) Developer
3 26 (6.91%) Software Engineer
4 24 (6.38%) Delivery Manager
5 20 (5.32%) Architect
6 15 (3.99%) IT Manager
6 15 (3.99%) Security Architect
6 15 (3.99%) Service Manager
7 14 (3.72%) Administrator
7 14 (3.72%) Business Analyst
7 14 (3.72%) Consultant
8 13 (3.46%) Senior Software Engineer
9 12 (3.19%) DevOps Engineer
9 12 (3.19%) Project Manager
9 12 (3.19%) Technical Manager
10 11 (2.93%) Software Developer
11 10 (2.66%) Security Analyst
11 10 (2.66%) Team Leader
11 10 (2.66%) Technical Delivery Manager
12 9 (2.39%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (12.50%) .NET
2 27 (7.18%) ASP.NET
2 27 (7.18%) HTML
3 22 (5.85%) CSS
4 18 (4.79%) AngularJS
5 16 (4.26%) Web Services
6 13 (3.46%) HTML5
7 12 (3.19%) ASP.NET MVC
8 10 (2.66%) Sass
9 8 (2.13%) CSS3
9 8 (2.13%) LESS
9 8 (2.13%) Node.js
9 8 (2.13%) OLE
9 8 (2.13%) React
10 7 (1.86%) ASP.NET Web API
10 7 (1.86%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 6 (1.60%) Aurelia
11 6 (1.60%) Entity Framework
11 6 (1.60%) Middleware
12 5 (1.33%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 38 (10.11%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (8.24%) Management Information System
3 22 (5.85%) User Experience
4 16 (4.26%) Self-Motivation
5 11 (2.93%) Virtual Team
6 8 (2.13%) Computer Science
7 6 (1.60%) Greenfield Project
7 6 (1.60%) Mobile App
7 6 (1.60%) PKI
8 4 (1.06%) Driving Licence
8 4 (1.06%) LIMS
9 3 (0.80%) Data Centre
9 3 (0.80%) EPoS
9 3 (0.80%) Fintech
9 3 (0.80%) FMCG
9 3 (0.80%) PMI
9 3 (0.80%) Smart Meter
9 3 (0.80%) Social Media
10 2 (0.53%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.53%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 22 (5.85%) Windows
2 15 (3.99%) Linux
3 10 (2.66%) Windows Server
4 6 (1.60%) Android
4 6 (1.60%) Apple iOS
4 6 (1.60%) Unix
5 2 (0.53%) SUSE
5 2 (0.53%) Windows 7
5 2 (0.53%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.27%) CentOS
6 1 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 165 (43.88%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (16.76%) Information Security
3 60 (15.96%) Continuous Integration
4 55 (14.63%) TDD
5 53 (14.10%) Software Engineering
6 49 (13.03%) Scrum
7 47 (12.50%) SDLC
8 46 (12.23%) Mentoring
9 44 (11.70%) Project Management
10 42 (11.17%) DevOps
10 42 (11.17%) ITIL
11 40 (10.64%) Continuous Delivery
12 38 (10.11%) BDD
12 38 (10.11%) Problem-Solving
13 37 (9.84%) Software Delivery
13 37 (9.84%) Stakeholder Management
14 35 (9.31%) Risk Management
15 33 (8.78%) Line Management
15 33 (8.78%) SOLID
16 32 (8.51%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 47 (12.50%) C#
2 46 (12.23%) SQL
3 33 (8.78%) Java
3 33 (8.78%) JavaScript
4 14 (3.72%) PowerShell
5 13 (3.46%) C
5 13 (3.46%) C++
6 10 (2.66%) Python
6 10 (2.66%) T-SQL
7 8 (2.13%) TypeScript
8 5 (1.33%) PHP
9 4 (1.06%) ABAP
9 4 (1.06%) Perl
9 4 (1.06%) VB.NET
10 3 (0.80%) VBA
11 2 (0.53%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.53%) R
11 2 (0.53%) Ruby
11 2 (0.53%) VB
11 2 (0.53%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 45 (11.97%) Degree
2 13 (3.46%) Security Cleared
3 9 (2.39%) CISA
4 8 (2.13%) CISM
4 8 (2.13%) CISSP
4 8 (2.13%) DV Cleared
4 8 (2.13%) ISEB
4 8 (2.13%) SC Cleared
5 7 (1.86%) Computer Science Degree
6 6 (1.60%) Chartered Engineer
6 6 (1.60%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (1.33%) PMI Certification
7 5 (1.33%) PMP
8 4 (1.06%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (1.06%) Numerate Degree
9 3 (0.80%) MCSE
10 2 (0.53%) CSQA
10 2 (0.53%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.53%) PhD
10 2 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (9.57%) QA
2 24 (6.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 21 (5.59%) GDPR
4 15 (3.99%) SLA
5 13 (3.46%) PMO
6 10 (2.66%) COBIT
7 9 (2.39%) PCI DSS
8 8 (2.13%) Cyber Essentials
9 3 (0.80%) P3O
10 2 (0.53%) MiFID
11 1 (0.27%) Data Quality
System Software
1 22 (5.85%) Active Directory
2 12 (3.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (2.39%) Docker
4 8 (2.13%) Hyper-V
5 7 (1.86%) KVM
5 7 (1.86%) VirtualBox
5 7 (1.86%) Xen
6 3 (0.80%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.80%) vSphere
7 2 (0.53%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 12 (3.19%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (2.13%) Puppet
3 7 (1.86%) Ansible
4 6 (1.60%) Kubernetes
5 3 (0.80%) SCCM
6 2 (0.53%) CA Wily
6 2 (0.53%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 2 (0.53%) Ganglia
6 2 (0.53%) Kibana
6 2 (0.53%) Netcool
6 2 (0.53%) SCOM
6 2 (0.53%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.27%) Consul
7 1 (0.27%) Docker Swarm
7 1 (0.27%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.27%) Terraform
Vendors
1 53 (14.10%) Microsoft
2 28 (7.45%) SAP
3 24 (6.38%) Oracle
4 19 (5.05%) VMware
5 11 (2.93%) Sitecore
6 10 (2.66%) ATG
6 10 (2.66%) hybris
7 8 (2.13%) Cisco
8 7 (1.86%) Citrix
8 7 (1.86%) HP
9 5 (1.33%) MobileIron
9 5 (1.33%) NetApp
9 5 (1.33%) Salesforce.com
10 4 (1.06%) IBM
11 3 (0.80%) Epicor
11 3 (0.80%) RedGate
12 2 (0.53%) ServiceNow
12 2 (0.53%) Splunk
12 2 (0.53%) Tableau
12 2 (0.53%) Xamarin