Period
to 27 May 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 27 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Continual Improvement
England > North West
6 months to
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 79 116 85
Rank change year-on-year +37 -31 +48
Permanent jobs citing Continuous Improvement 467 345 357
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.84% 2.77% 3.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.18% 3.02% 3.57%
Number of salaries quoted 304 239 301
North West median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11% +12.50%
10th Percentile £29,125 £25,750 £27,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £58,750
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 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 11,177 11,411 9,996
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 91.83% 91.51% 89.67%
Number of salaries quoted 8,936 9,442 8,371
North West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
10th Percentile £27,000 £26,000 £24,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 +8 266 £50,000 -4.76% 56
Cheshire +31 126 £52,500 +50.00% 16
Lancashire +15 46 £37,500 +6.38% 9
Merseyside +24 26 £45,250 -43.44% 3
Continuous Improvement
England

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

1 224 (47.97%) Agile Software Development
2 114 (24.41%) Finance
3 104 (22.27%) SQL
4 100 (21.41%) Continuous Integration
5 96 (20.56%) Java
6 95 (20.34%) Analytical Skills
7 87 (18.63%) .NET
8 86 (18.42%) SDLC
9 83 (17.77%) Problem-Solving
9 83 (17.77%) Software Engineering
10 79 (16.92%) C#
11 75 (16.06%) TDD
11 75 (16.06%) QA
11 75 (16.06%) DevOps
12 71 (15.20%) Scrum
13 68 (14.56%) Git (software)
14 66 (14.13%) Jenkins
15 64 (13.70%) Test Automation
15 64 (13.70%) Web Services
16 59 (12.63%) Degree
17 58 (12.42%) Microsoft
18 56 (11.99%) SQL Server
18 56 (11.99%) MVC
19 55 (11.78%) Self-Motivation
20 54 (11.56%) Mentoring
20 54 (11.56%) JavaScript
20 54 (11.56%) Security Cleared
21 53 (11.35%) Retail
21 53 (11.35%) ITIL
21 53 (11.35%) Project Management

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 20 (4.28%) Confluence
2 15 (3.21%) Sitefinity
3 12 (2.57%) CMS
4 9 (1.93%) Apache Pig
4 9 (1.93%) Apache Spark
4 9 (1.93%) JBoss
5 6 (1.28%) Elasticsearch
5 6 (1.28%) Sitecore CMS
6 4 (0.86%) Drupal
6 4 (0.86%) IIS
6 4 (0.86%) Tomcat
6 4 (0.86%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.43%) Apache
7 2 (0.43%) Jetty
7 2 (0.43%) NServiceBus
7 2 (0.43%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.43%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.43%) WebSphere Application Server
7 2 (0.43%) WordPress
8 1 (0.21%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 31 (6.64%) Microsoft Excel
2 20 (4.28%) MS Visio
3 19 (4.07%) Microsoft Office
4 15 (3.21%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (1.07%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.21%) InDesign
6 1 (0.21%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.21%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 11 (2.36%) Dynamics AX
2 8 (1.71%) Oracle ERP
3 6 (1.28%) SAP CO
3 6 (1.28%) SAP FI
3 6 (1.28%) SAP FI/CO
3 6 (1.28%) SAP Hybris
4 4 (0.86%) SAP FSCM
4 4 (0.86%) SAP QM
5 3 (0.64%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 3 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.21%) BusinessWorks
6 1 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.21%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.21%) SAP APO
6 1 (0.21%) SAP S/4HANA
6 1 (0.21%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 39 (8.35%) Amazon AWS
2 33 (7.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (2.36%) Dynamics 365
4 7 (1.50%) Office 365
5 5 (1.07%) SaaS
6 4 (0.86%) OpenShift
7 3 (0.64%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (0.64%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (0.64%) npm
7 3 (0.64%) Serverless
8 1 (0.21%) Azure Machine Learning
8 1 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.21%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.21%) Google Tag Manager
8 1 (0.21%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (4.28%) Internet
2 14 (3.00%) WAN
3 12 (2.57%) HTTP
3 12 (2.57%) LAN
4 8 (1.71%) VLAN
5 7 (1.50%) Broadband
6 6 (1.28%) Network Security
7 5 (1.07%) RTP
8 4 (0.86%) Cisco Wireless
8 4 (0.86%) Wireless
9 3 (0.64%) Cisco IOS
9 3 (0.64%) DNS
9 3 (0.64%) MPLS
10 2 (0.43%) Skype
10 2 (0.43%) SSL
11 1 (0.21%) Cisco Firepower
11 1 (0.21%) Cisco ISE
11 1 (0.21%) NetScaler
11 1 (0.21%) Unified Communications
11 1 (0.21%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (11.99%) SQL Server
2 28 (6.00%) Big Data
3 27 (5.78%) Data Warehouse
4 24 (5.14%) MySQL
5 15 (3.21%) NoSQL
5 15 (3.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 14 (3.00%) MS Access
7 13 (2.78%) MongoDB
8 9 (1.93%) Apache Hive
8 9 (1.93%) Hadoop
9 8 (1.71%) DTS
9 8 (1.71%) SQL Server 2005
9 8 (1.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 7 (1.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 4 (0.86%) PostgreSQL
12 3 (0.64%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 3 (0.64%) MariaDB
12 3 (0.64%) Relational Database
13 2 (0.43%) Redis
13 2 (0.43%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 68 (14.56%) Git (software)
2 66 (14.13%) Jenkins
3 45 (9.64%) JIRA
4 31 (6.64%) Team Foundation Server
5 17 (3.64%) eCATT
5 17 (3.64%) LSMW
5 17 (3.64%) Octopus Deploy
6 15 (3.21%) MSBuild
7 14 (3.00%) Bitbucket
7 14 (3.00%) Cucumber
8 12 (2.57%) Selenium
9 8 (1.71%) TeamCity
10 7 (1.50%) Eclipse
10 7 (1.50%) Gradle
10 7 (1.50%) JUnit
10 7 (1.50%) Subversion
11 6 (1.28%) gulp
11 6 (1.28%) Jasmine
11 6 (1.28%) SonarQube
11 6 (1.28%) Visual Studio
General
1 114 (24.41%) Finance
2 53 (11.35%) Retail
3 39 (8.35%) Banking
4 31 (6.64%) Investment Banking
5 30 (6.42%) Manufacturing
6 26 (5.57%) Publishing
7 24 (5.14%) Law
8 21 (4.50%) Billing
9 20 (4.28%) Marketing
9 20 (4.28%) Military
10 16 (3.43%) Retail Banking
11 14 (3.00%) Legal
12 13 (2.78%) German Language
13 11 (2.36%) Telecoms
14 8 (1.71%) Advertising
15 6 (1.28%) Corporate Banking
16 5 (1.07%) Aerospace
16 5 (1.07%) General Ledger
17 4 (0.86%) Automotive
17 4 (0.86%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 117 (25.05%) Developer
2 55 (11.78%) Analyst
3 50 (10.71%) Software Engineer
4 46 (9.85%) Consultant
5 32 (6.85%) DevOps Engineer
6 28 (6.00%) Java Developer
7 27 (5.78%) Senior Software Engineer
8 26 (5.57%) Business Analyst
9 24 (5.14%) Senior Developer
10 23 (4.93%) SAP Consultant
11 18 (3.85%) .NET Developer
12 17 (3.64%) DV Cleared Software Engineer
13 16 (3.43%) Senior Analyst
14 15 (3.21%) Business Systems Analyst
14 15 (3.21%) Delivery Manager
14 15 (3.21%) Lead DevOps
14 15 (3.21%) Lead DevOps Engineer
14 15 (3.21%) Logistics Analyst
14 15 (3.21%) Senior Business Analyst
14 15 (3.21%) Senior Business Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 87 (18.63%) .NET
2 64 (13.70%) Web Services
3 45 (9.64%) HTML
4 40 (8.57%) AngularJS
5 36 (7.71%) .NET Framework
6 35 (7.49%) RESTful
7 34 (7.28%) CSS
8 31 (6.64%) Middleware
9 29 (6.21%) jQuery
10 28 (6.00%) ASP.NET
11 22 (4.71%) ASP.NET Web API
12 17 (3.64%) EDI
12 17 (3.64%) Entity Framework
12 17 (3.64%) IDoc
13 15 (3.21%) ASP.NET MVC
14 14 (3.00%) Java EE
14 14 (3.00%) REST
14 14 (3.00%) Spring
15 12 (2.57%) Ember.js
15 12 (2.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 95 (20.34%) Analytical Skills
2 55 (11.78%) Self-Motivation
3 48 (10.28%) Management Information System
4 24 (5.14%) Mobile App
5 19 (4.07%) PMI
6 17 (3.64%) Driving Licence
6 17 (3.64%) LIMS
7 16 (3.43%) FMCG
7 16 (3.43%) User Experience
8 14 (3.00%) Computer Science
9 13 (2.78%) Internet of Things
10 9 (1.93%) Virtual Team
11 6 (1.28%) Greenfield Project
11 6 (1.28%) Smart Meter
12 5 (1.07%) Data Centre
12 5 (1.07%) Enterprise Software
12 5 (1.07%) PKI
12 5 (1.07%) Wiki
13 4 (0.86%) CMDB
13 4 (0.86%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 40 (8.57%) Windows
2 38 (8.14%) Linux
3 18 (3.85%) Unix
4 8 (1.71%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (1.71%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (1.50%) Windows Server
6 6 (1.28%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.43%) Android
8 1 (0.21%) SUSE
8 1 (0.21%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 224 (47.97%) Agile Software Development
2 100 (21.41%) Continuous Integration
3 86 (18.42%) SDLC
4 83 (17.77%) Problem-Solving
4 83 (17.77%) Software Engineering
5 75 (16.06%) DevOps
5 75 (16.06%) TDD
6 71 (15.20%) Scrum
7 64 (13.70%) Test Automation
8 56 (11.99%) MVC
9 54 (11.56%) Mentoring
10 53 (11.35%) Information Security
10 53 (11.35%) ITIL
10 53 (11.35%) Project Management
11 49 (10.49%) SOLID
12 47 (10.06%) BDD
12 47 (10.06%) Logistics
13 41 (8.78%) Service Delivery
13 41 (8.78%) Software Delivery
14 39 (8.35%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 104 (22.27%) SQL
2 96 (20.56%) Java
3 79 (16.92%) C#
4 54 (11.56%) JavaScript
5 48 (10.28%) C
6 38 (8.14%) T-SQL
7 28 (6.00%) Python
8 21 (4.50%) VB.NET
9 19 (4.07%) C++
10 17 (3.64%) ABAP
11 16 (3.43%) Bash Shell
11 16 (3.43%) PHP
11 16 (3.43%) PowerShell
12 14 (3.00%) Shell Script
12 14 (3.00%) VBA
13 12 (2.57%) Perl
14 10 (2.14%) Ruby
15 7 (1.50%) TypeScript
16 5 (1.07%) Groovy
17 4 (0.86%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 59 (12.63%) Degree
2 54 (11.56%) Security Cleared
3 25 (5.35%) SC Cleared
4 19 (4.07%) PMI Certification
5 18 (3.85%) DV Cleared
6 13 (2.78%) CISSP
6 13 (2.78%) Computer Science Degree
7 10 (2.14%) ISTQB
8 9 (1.93%) ISEB
8 9 (1.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 9 (1.93%) ITIL Certification
9 8 (1.71%) CISM
10 7 (1.50%) Numerate Degree
11 5 (1.07%) CISA
11 5 (1.07%) GCIH
11 5 (1.07%) GIAC
12 4 (0.86%) Microsoft Certification
13 3 (0.64%) CSQA
13 3 (0.64%) CSSLP
13 3 (0.64%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 75 (16.06%) QA
2 17 (3.64%) SLA
3 14 (3.00%) GDPR
4 11 (2.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 11 (2.36%) PMO
5 8 (1.71%) MiFID
6 3 (0.64%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.64%) ISAE 3402
6 3 (0.64%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.64%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.21%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.21%) IEC 61508
7 1 (0.21%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 31 (6.64%) Active Directory
2 28 (6.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (4.71%) Hyper-V
4 16 (3.43%) KVM
4 16 (3.43%) VirtualBox
4 16 (3.43%) Xen
5 15 (3.21%) Docker
6 3 (0.64%) XenApp
6 3 (0.64%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.21%) UAG
Systems Management
1 30 (6.42%) Opscode Chef
2 27 (5.78%) Ansible
3 20 (4.28%) Puppet
4 9 (1.93%) Kubernetes
5 8 (1.71%) FortiGate
6 6 (1.28%) CA Wily
6 6 (1.28%) SCCM
7 5 (1.07%) SCOM
7 5 (1.07%) SQL Sentry
8 4 (0.86%) Kibana
8 4 (0.86%) logstash
9 3 (0.64%) SCVMM
9 3 (0.64%) Terraform
10 2 (0.43%) BladeLogic
10 2 (0.43%) Ganglia
10 2 (0.43%) Netcool
11 1 (0.21%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 1 (0.21%) HP ALM
11 1 (0.21%) Salt
11 1 (0.21%) Wonderware InTouch
Vendors
1 58 (12.42%) Microsoft
2 48 (10.28%) SAP
3 28 (6.00%) VMware
4 27 (5.78%) Oracle
5 19 (4.07%) IBM
6 16 (3.43%) Xamarin
7 13 (2.78%) Cisco
7 13 (2.78%) HP
8 11 (2.36%) Splunk
9 8 (1.71%) Citrix
9 8 (1.71%) Intel
9 8 (1.71%) Juniper
9 8 (1.71%) ProCurve
9 8 (1.71%) Sophos
10 7 (1.50%) Google
11 6 (1.28%) ATG
11 6 (1.28%) CA
11 6 (1.28%) hybris
11 6 (1.28%) Sitecore
12 5 (1.07%) Tableau