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 29 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Continual Improvement
England / North West
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 120 69 77
Rank change year-on-year -51 +8  
Permanent jobs citing Continuous Improvement 161 213 238
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.35% 3.80% 3.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.61% 4.31% 4.12%
Number of salaries quoted 102 174 192
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £27,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,474 £58,750 £63,750
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 6173 4942 5773
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 90.01% 88.22% 89.77%
Number of salaries quoted 20044 16650 18844
Median salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.52% +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,250 £26,250
10% offered a salary of more than £66,250 £62,500 £65,000
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

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 3 months to 29 June 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 29 June 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 -61 97 £47,500 - 16
Cheshire -17 45 £35,000 -2.09% 5
Lancashire -1 14 £33,500 -25.55% 1
Merseyside -8 5 £52,500 +31.25%
Continuous Improvement
England

For the 6 months to 29 June 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.

1 122 (37.65%) Agile Software Development
2 105 (32.41%) Java
3 86 (26.54%) JavaScript
4 73 (22.53%) Degree
5 72 (22.22%) SQL
6 57 (17.59%) Linux
7 56 (17.28%) Spring
8 53 (16.36%) TDD
9 52 (16.05%) Finance
10 51 (15.74%) .NET
10 51 (15.74%) Oracle
10 51 (15.74%) Analytical Skills
11 50 (15.43%) Scrum
12 48 (14.81%) C#
13 46 (14.20%) Test Automation
14 45 (13.89%) MVC
14 45 (13.89%) SDLC
15 43 (13.27%) Java EE
16 41 (12.65%) Computer Science
17 39 (12.04%) HTML
18 38 (11.73%) Web Services
18 38 (11.73%) Windows
19 36 (11.11%) MySQL
19 36 (11.11%) Software Engineering
20 35 (10.80%) QA
20 35 (10.80%) E-Commerce
21 34 (10.49%) Git (software)
22 33 (10.19%) Selenium
22 33 (10.19%) Microsoft
22 33 (10.19%) AngularJS

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 14 (4.32%) Apache Spark
2 13 (4.01%) Apache Pig
3 11 (3.40%) Elasticsearch
4 10 (3.09%) MS Exchange
5 7 (2.16%) Confluence
5 7 (2.16%) IIS
6 5 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (1.23%) CMS
7 4 (1.23%) JBoss
7 4 (1.23%) OpenEdge
7 4 (1.23%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.93%) Umbraco
9 2 (0.62%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 2 (0.62%) nginx
9 2 (0.62%) SharePoint
9 2 (0.62%) Skype for Business
10 1 (0.31%) Marvel
10 1 (0.31%) SAP EP
10 1 (0.31%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 16 (4.94%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (4.32%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (1.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (1.54%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.31%) InVision
Business Applications
1 2 (0.62%) Dynamics NAV
1 2 (0.62%) SAP EWM
1 2 (0.62%) SAP GRC
1 2 (0.62%) SAP SD
2 1 (0.31%) BASE24
2 1 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.31%) Magento
2 1 (0.31%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.31%) SAP CO
2 1 (0.31%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.31%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.47%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (1.85%) Office 365
2 6 (1.85%) SaaS
3 5 (1.54%) IaaS
3 5 (1.54%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.62%) IBM Blueworks
5 2 (0.62%) Salesforce Service Cloud
6 1 (0.31%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.31%) GitHub
6 1 (0.31%) Route 53
6 1 (0.31%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
6 1 (0.31%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 12 (3.70%) Internet
2 9 (2.78%) Firewall
3 5 (1.54%) SMS
4 4 (1.23%) HTTP
4 4 (1.23%) Network Security
4 4 (1.23%) TCP/IP
5 3 (0.93%) BGP
5 3 (0.93%) OSPF
5 3 (0.93%) SNMP
5 3 (0.93%) WAN
6 2 (0.62%) Broadband
6 2 (0.62%) Converged Networks
6 2 (0.62%) LAN
6 2 (0.62%) PBX
6 2 (0.62%) Skype
6 2 (0.62%) VoIP
7 1 (0.31%) DNS
7 1 (0.31%) OpenVPN
7 1 (0.31%) PPTP
7 1 (0.31%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (11.11%) MySQL
2 25 (7.72%) SQL Server
3 23 (7.10%) Big Data
4 22 (6.79%) Hadoop
5 20 (6.17%) MongoDB
6 13 (4.01%) Apache Hive
7 11 (3.40%) Relational Database
8 10 (3.09%) RDBMS
9 7 (2.16%) PostgreSQL
10 5 (1.54%) Redis
11 4 (1.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 3 (0.93%) GIS
13 2 (0.62%) NoSQL
13 2 (0.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 2 (0.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 1 (0.31%) Data Warehouse
14 1 (0.31%) DocumentDB
14 1 (0.31%) MariaDB
14 1 (0.31%) Power BI
14 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 34 (10.49%) Git (software)
2 33 (10.19%) Selenium
3 26 (8.02%) Jenkins
4 16 (4.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 16 (4.94%) JIRA
5 10 (3.09%) SonarQube
6 9 (2.78%) Subversion
6 9 (2.78%) Visual Studio
7 7 (2.16%) Bitbucket
7 7 (2.16%) Cucumber
7 7 (2.16%) IntelliJ
8 5 (1.54%) ClearCase
8 5 (1.54%) Mercurial
9 4 (1.23%) Eclipse
9 4 (1.23%) JMeter
9 4 (1.23%) jMock
9 4 (1.23%) JUnit
9 4 (1.23%) Mockito
10 3 (0.93%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (0.62%) RSpec
General
1 52 (16.05%) Finance
2 25 (7.72%) Retail
3 14 (4.32%) Manufacturing
3 14 (4.32%) Marketing
4 10 (3.09%) Banking
5 8 (2.47%) Legal
6 5 (1.54%) Electronics
6 5 (1.54%) Games
6 5 (1.54%) Military
6 5 (1.54%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.23%) Advertising
7 4 (1.23%) Billing
7 4 (1.23%) Investment Banking
7 4 (1.23%) Law
7 4 (1.23%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (0.93%) Corporate Banking
8 3 (0.93%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.93%) Publishing
9 1 (0.31%) Automotive
9 1 (0.31%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 110 (33.95%) Developer
2 69 (21.30%) Java Developer
3 66 (20.37%) Senior Developer
4 45 (13.89%) Senior Java Developer
4 45 (13.89%) Software Developer
5 42 (12.96%) Analyst
5 42 (12.96%) Java Software Developer
6 30 (9.26%) Senior Software Developer
7 29 (8.95%) JavaScript Developer
8 28 (8.64%) Senior Java Software Developer
8 28 (8.64%) SQL Developer
9 27 (8.33%) Senior SQL Developer
10 25 (7.72%) Senior JavaScript Developer
11 15 (4.63%) Software Engineer
12 12 (3.70%) .NET Developer
13 10 (3.09%) Service Manager
13 10 (3.09%) Technical Leader
14 9 (2.78%) Architect
14 9 (2.78%) C# Developer
15 8 (2.47%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (17.28%) Spring
2 51 (15.74%) .NET
3 43 (13.27%) Java EE
4 39 (12.04%) HTML
5 38 (11.73%) Web Services
6 33 (10.19%) AngularJS
7 32 (9.88%) CSS
8 29 (8.95%) jQuery
9 27 (8.33%) Hibernate
10 25 (7.72%) Oracle ADF
11 21 (6.48%) HTML5
12 20 (6.17%) ASP.NET
13 19 (5.86%) Node.js
14 17 (5.25%) XML
15 16 (4.94%) SOAP
16 14 (4.32%) .NET Framework
16 14 (4.32%) React
16 14 (4.32%) REST
17 12 (3.70%) CSS3
17 12 (3.70%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 51 (15.74%) Analytical Skills
2 41 (12.65%) Computer Science
3 24 (7.41%) Management Information System
4 21 (6.48%) iPad
5 13 (4.01%) User Experience
6 12 (3.70%) PKI
7 6 (1.85%) Data Centre
7 6 (1.85%) Social Media
8 5 (1.54%) CMDB
9 4 (1.23%) Algorithms
9 4 (1.23%) Smart Meter
9 4 (1.23%) Virtual Team
10 3 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (0.93%) Mobile App
10 3 (0.93%) Wiki
11 2 (0.62%) Data Protection Act
11 2 (0.62%) EPoS
11 2 (0.62%) Life Science
11 2 (0.62%) LIMS
11 2 (0.62%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 57 (17.59%) Linux
2 38 (11.73%) Windows
3 18 (5.56%) Windows 7
4 14 (4.32%) Windows Server
5 12 (3.70%) Mac OS
6 10 (3.09%) Windows 8
7 7 (2.16%) Windows 10
8 5 (1.54%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (1.23%) Embedded Linux
9 4 (1.23%) Unix
10 3 (0.93%) AIX
10 3 (0.93%) Android
11 2 (0.62%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.31%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.31%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 122 (37.65%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (16.36%) TDD
3 50 (15.43%) Scrum
4 46 (14.20%) Test Automation
5 45 (13.89%) MVC
5 45 (13.89%) SDLC
6 36 (11.11%) Software Engineering
7 35 (10.80%) E-Commerce
8 32 (9.88%) DevOps
9 30 (9.26%) ITIL
10 28 (8.64%) Risk Management
10 28 (8.64%) Stakeholder Management
11 27 (8.33%) Mentoring
12 25 (7.72%) Continuous Integration
12 25 (7.72%) Mathematics
12 25 (7.72%) Project Management
13 24 (7.41%) Information Security
13 24 (7.41%) Validation
13 24 (7.41%) Waterfall
14 23 (7.10%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 105 (32.41%) Java
2 86 (26.54%) JavaScript
3 72 (22.22%) SQL
4 48 (14.81%) C#
5 23 (7.10%) C
5 23 (7.10%) Python
6 20 (6.17%) Ruby
7 18 (5.56%) Perl
8 13 (4.01%) C++
9 12 (3.70%) PHP
10 5 (1.54%) VB
11 4 (1.23%) Embedded C
11 4 (1.23%) Embedded C++
11 4 (1.23%) PL/SQL
11 4 (1.23%) VB6
12 3 (0.93%) VBA
13 2 (0.62%) ABAP
13 2 (0.62%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.62%) Smalltalk
13 2 (0.62%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 73 (22.53%) Degree
2 12 (3.70%) Security Cleared
3 10 (3.09%) Computer Science Degree
3 10 (3.09%) DV Cleared
3 10 (3.09%) Numerate Degree
4 6 (1.85%) CISSP
5 4 (1.23%) CISA
6 3 (0.93%) ISEB
6 3 (0.93%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (0.93%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (0.93%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.62%) CCNA
7 2 (0.62%) CCSP
7 2 (0.62%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.62%) CISM
7 2 (0.62%) GCIA
7 2 (0.62%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.62%) PMP
7 2 (0.62%) SAP Certification
7 2 (0.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (10.80%) QA
2 18 (5.56%) SLA
3 11 (3.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (1.85%) PCI DSS
4 6 (1.85%) PMO
5 3 (0.93%) GDPR
6 2 (0.62%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.62%) ISO 14001
6 2 (0.62%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 22 (6.79%) Active Directory
2 16 (4.94%) Hyper-V
3 15 (4.63%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.23%) Firmware
5 2 (0.62%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (1.54%) Kibana
1 5 (1.54%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 3 (0.93%) Puppet
3 2 (0.62%) CA Wily
3 2 (0.62%) Graphite
4 1 (0.31%) BladeLogic
4 1 (0.31%) Netcool
Vendors
1 51 (15.74%) Oracle
2 33 (10.19%) Microsoft
3 20 (6.17%) VMware
4 13 (4.01%) SAP
5 9 (2.78%) Cisco
6 8 (2.47%) IBM
6 8 (2.47%) IBM Sterling
7 7 (2.16%) Citrix
8 5 (1.54%) Facebook
8 5 (1.54%) HP
9 4 (1.23%) Cadence
9 4 (1.23%) Salesforce.com
9 4 (1.23%) ServiceNow
9 4 (1.23%) Sun
10 3 (0.93%) Extreme Networks
10 3 (0.93%) Juniper
11 2 (0.62%) Adobe
11 2 (0.62%) AppDynamics
11 2 (0.62%) Splunk
12 1 (0.31%) BMC
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £50000 - £52000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: competitive benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Wigan, Lancashire
Robert Walters
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Car Allowance & Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Experis IT
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Networkers
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
Clearwater People Solutions
Salary: £40000 - £50000 Per Annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oliver James Associates
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Rochdale, Lancashire
Zen Internet Ltd
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Knutsford
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £28000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + Additional Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Modis International Ltd
Salary: £55000 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
General Medical Council
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
Manchester
ECOM
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
Manchester
Robert Walters UK
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Holidays, Pension, Bonus
Posted: 14 days ago
Bury
ECOM
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 17 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Information Commisioners Office
Salary: £48,802 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago