Period
to 19 September 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 19 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Continual Improvement
England > North West
6 months to
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 78 117 74
Rank change year-on-year +39 -43 +11
Permanent jobs citing Continuous Improvement 428 355 436
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.59% 2.69% 3.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.95% 2.95% 4.08%
Number of salaries quoted 279 219 335
North West median annual salary £49,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.00% +11.11% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £26,250 £30,250
90th Percentile £66,250 £65,200 £59,000
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 10,849 12,050 10,688
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 91.08% 91.14% 90.48%
Number of salaries quoted 8,716 9,618 8,955
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 £25,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +24 251 £47,500 -5.00% 49
Cheshire +23 97 £50,000 +11.11% 12
Merseyside +36 41 £47,500 -9.52% 11
Lancashire +21 35 £37,500 +5.63% 8
Continuous Improvement
England

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 230 (53.74%) Agile Software Development
2 105 (24.53%) Continuous Integration
3 85 (19.86%) Finance
4 84 (19.63%) TDD
5 83 (19.39%) Software Engineering
6 80 (18.69%) DevOps
7 79 (18.46%) Information Security
8 72 (16.82%) SDLC
9 68 (15.89%) Java
10 67 (15.65%) .NET
11 66 (15.42%) Scrum
12 65 (15.19%) C#
12 65 (15.19%) Mentoring
13 62 (14.49%) Degree
14 61 (14.25%) SQL
15 58 (13.55%) QA
15 58 (13.55%) Continuous Delivery
16 57 (13.32%) SOLID
17 53 (12.38%) Software Delivery
18 52 (12.15%) Analytical Skills
18 52 (12.15%) Git (software)
19 51 (11.92%) BDD
20 48 (11.21%) Test Automation
20 48 (11.21%) JavaScript
21 47 (10.98%) Management Information System
21 47 (10.98%) Visualisation
22 45 (10.51%) Microsoft
23 44 (10.28%) Project Management
23 44 (10.28%) SQL Server
23 44 (10.28%) Big Data

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 18 (4.21%) CMS
2 12 (2.80%) Sitecore CMS
3 9 (2.10%) SharePoint
3 9 (2.10%) Sitefinity
4 8 (1.87%) Confluence
5 7 (1.64%) Apache Pig
5 7 (1.64%) Apache Spark
6 5 (1.17%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (0.93%) Drupal
8 3 (0.70%) SAS
9 2 (0.47%) JBoss
9 2 (0.47%) Jetty
9 2 (0.47%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.47%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.47%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.23%) Cloud Foundry
10 1 (0.23%) EPiServer
10 1 (0.23%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 16 (3.74%) Microsoft Excel
1 16 (3.74%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 7 (1.64%) MS Visio
3 5 (1.17%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (0.70%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.47%) SPSS
6 1 (0.23%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.23%) InVision
Business Applications
1 12 (2.80%) SAP Hybris
2 9 (2.10%) Dynamics AX
2 9 (2.10%) Oracle ERP
3 4 (0.93%) SAP APO
4 3 (0.70%) SAP CO
4 3 (0.70%) SAP FI
4 3 (0.70%) SAP FI/CO
4 3 (0.70%) SAP S/4HANA
5 2 (0.47%) Epicor Tropos
5 2 (0.47%) NetSuite
5 2 (0.47%) SAP FSCM
6 1 (0.23%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.23%) Infor M3
6 1 (0.23%) SAP QM
6 1 (0.23%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 43 (10.05%) Amazon AWS
2 32 (7.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (4.21%) Office 365
4 10 (2.34%) Dynamics 365
5 6 (1.40%) SaaS
6 5 (1.17%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.70%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (0.70%) OpenShift
7 3 (0.70%) Serverless
8 2 (0.47%) npm
9 1 (0.23%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.23%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.23%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.87%) Network Security
2 5 (1.17%) RTP
2 5 (1.17%) WAN
3 4 (0.93%) Broadband
3 4 (0.93%) SAN
4 3 (0.70%) DNS
4 3 (0.70%) LAN
4 3 (0.70%) Unified Communications
4 3 (0.70%) VPN
5 2 (0.47%) ADSL
5 2 (0.47%) Firewall
5 2 (0.47%) HTTP
5 2 (0.47%) ISDN
5 2 (0.47%) PBX
5 2 (0.47%) PSTN
5 2 (0.47%) VoIP
5 2 (0.47%) Wireless
6 1 (0.23%) DHCP
6 1 (0.23%) SMS
6 1 (0.23%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (10.28%) Big Data
1 44 (10.28%) SQL Server
2 14 (3.27%) MySQL
3 12 (2.80%) NoSQL
4 11 (2.57%) Data Warehouse
5 9 (2.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (1.87%) Hadoop
6 8 (1.87%) MongoDB
6 8 (1.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 7 (1.64%) Apache Hive
8 6 (1.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 5 (1.17%) MS Access
10 4 (0.93%) PostgreSQL
11 3 (0.70%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 3 (0.70%) Azure SQL Database
11 3 (0.70%) MariaDB
12 2 (0.47%) Crystal Reports
12 2 (0.47%) Ingres
12 2 (0.47%) Power BI
12 2 (0.47%) Redis
Development Applications
1 52 (12.15%) Git (software)
2 43 (10.05%) Jenkins
3 33 (7.71%) JIRA
4 18 (4.21%) Team Foundation Server
5 11 (2.57%) Octopus Deploy
6 10 (2.34%) Selenium
7 9 (2.10%) Gradle
7 9 (2.10%) MSBuild
8 6 (1.40%) Eclipse
8 6 (1.40%) Maven
8 6 (1.40%) Subversion
9 5 (1.17%) Jasmine
10 4 (0.93%) Bitbucket
10 4 (0.93%) eCATT
10 4 (0.93%) Gatling
10 4 (0.93%) gulp
10 4 (0.93%) JIRA Agile
10 4 (0.93%) JUnit
10 4 (0.93%) LSMW
10 4 (0.93%) Spock
General
1 85 (19.86%) Finance
2 36 (8.41%) Military
3 35 (8.18%) Retail
4 28 (6.54%) Banking
4 28 (6.54%) Marketing
5 24 (5.61%) Electronics
6 22 (5.14%) Investment Banking
7 20 (4.67%) Law
8 19 (4.44%) Manufacturing
9 14 (3.27%) Telecoms
10 8 (1.87%) Automotive
11 7 (1.64%) Billing
11 7 (1.64%) Legal
12 6 (1.40%) Publishing
12 6 (1.40%) Retail Banking
13 4 (0.93%) Advertising
14 3 (0.70%) Games
15 2 (0.47%) Corporate Banking
15 2 (0.47%) Financial Institution
15 2 (0.47%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 84 (19.63%) Developer
2 43 (10.05%) Software Engineer
3 42 (9.81%) Analyst
4 31 (7.24%) DevOps Engineer
5 24 (5.61%) Delivery Manager
5 24 (5.61%) Senior Software Engineer
6 20 (4.67%) Java Developer
7 17 (3.97%) Architect
8 16 (3.74%) .NET Developer
8 16 (3.74%) Lead DevOps
8 16 (3.74%) Lead DevOps Engineer
8 16 (3.74%) Service Manager
9 15 (3.50%) Administrator
9 15 (3.50%) Consultant
10 14 (3.27%) Technical Manager
11 13 (3.04%) Security Architect
12 12 (2.80%) Technical Delivery Manager
13 11 (2.57%) DV Cleared Software Engineer
13 11 (2.57%) Software Developer
14 10 (2.34%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (15.65%) .NET
2 32 (7.48%) AngularJS
2 32 (7.48%) ASP.NET
3 31 (7.24%) HTML
4 29 (6.78%) Web Services
5 27 (6.31%) CSS
6 17 (3.97%) ASP.NET MVC
6 17 (3.97%) ASP.NET Web API
6 17 (3.97%) Middleware
6 17 (3.97%) RESTful
7 16 (3.74%) Sass
8 14 (3.27%) .NET Framework
8 14 (3.27%) HTML5
9 13 (3.04%) React
10 12 (2.80%) OLE
11 11 (2.57%) CSS3
12 10 (2.34%) jQuery
12 10 (2.34%) LESS
13 9 (2.10%) Spring
14 8 (1.87%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 52 (12.15%) Analytical Skills
2 47 (10.98%) Management Information System
3 27 (6.31%) User Experience
4 17 (3.97%) Self-Motivation
5 16 (3.74%) Virtual Team
6 14 (3.27%) Computer Science
7 9 (2.10%) PKI
8 8 (1.87%) Mobile App
9 7 (1.64%) Greenfield Project
10 5 (1.17%) Smart Meter
11 4 (0.93%) LIMS
12 3 (0.70%) CMDB
12 3 (0.70%) Data Centre
12 3 (0.70%) Driving Licence
12 3 (0.70%) Life Science
12 3 (0.70%) Mobile Payment
12 3 (0.70%) PMI
13 2 (0.47%) Infotainment
13 2 (0.47%) Video Conferencing
14 1 (0.23%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 33 (7.71%) Windows
2 29 (6.78%) Linux
3 9 (2.10%) Windows Server
4 8 (1.87%) Unix
5 2 (0.47%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.47%) Windows 7
5 2 (0.47%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.23%) Android
6 1 (0.23%) SUSE
6 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 230 (53.74%) Agile Software Development
2 105 (24.53%) Continuous Integration
3 84 (19.63%) TDD
4 83 (19.39%) Software Engineering
5 80 (18.69%) DevOps
6 79 (18.46%) Information Security
7 72 (16.82%) SDLC
8 66 (15.42%) Scrum
9 65 (15.19%) Mentoring
10 58 (13.55%) Continuous Delivery
11 57 (13.32%) SOLID
12 53 (12.38%) Software Delivery
13 51 (11.92%) BDD
14 48 (11.21%) Test Automation
15 47 (10.98%) Visualisation
16 44 (10.28%) Project Management
17 42 (9.81%) Problem-Solving
18 41 (9.58%) ITIL
19 39 (9.11%) Line Management
20 34 (7.94%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 68 (15.89%) Java
2 65 (15.19%) C#
3 61 (14.25%) SQL
4 48 (11.21%) JavaScript
5 31 (7.24%) C
6 23 (5.37%) Python
7 21 (4.91%) PowerShell
8 20 (4.67%) C++
9 19 (4.44%) T-SQL
10 16 (3.74%) VB.NET
11 11 (2.57%) Bash Shell
11 11 (2.57%) TypeScript
12 10 (2.34%) PHP
13 8 (1.87%) Shell Script
14 7 (1.64%) Perl
15 6 (1.40%) Ruby
15 6 (1.40%) VBA
16 4 (0.93%) Groovy
16 4 (0.93%) Java 8
16 4 (0.93%) R
Qualifications
1 62 (14.49%) Degree
2 39 (9.11%) Security Cleared
3 17 (3.97%) SC Cleared
4 16 (3.74%) DV Cleared
5 12 (2.80%) Computer Science Degree
6 10 (2.34%) CISSP
7 9 (2.10%) CISA
8 7 (1.64%) CISM
8 7 (1.64%) ITIL Certification
9 6 (1.40%) Chartered Engineer
9 6 (1.40%) Numerate Degree
10 5 (1.17%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (1.17%) PMI Certification
11 4 (0.93%) ISEB
12 3 (0.70%) GCIH
12 3 (0.70%) GIAC
12 3 (0.70%) MCSE
13 2 (0.47%) CCNP
13 2 (0.47%) Cisco Certification
13 2 (0.47%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (13.55%) QA
2 23 (5.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 17 (3.97%) GDPR
4 13 (3.04%) SLA
5 9 (2.10%) Cyber Essentials
6 8 (1.87%) COBIT
6 8 (1.87%) PCI DSS
7 6 (1.40%) PMO
8 2 (0.47%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.47%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.23%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 1 (0.23%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.23%) ISAE 3402
9 1 (0.23%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 27 (6.31%) Active Directory
2 19 (4.44%) Hyper-V
2 19 (4.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (3.97%) KVM
3 17 (3.97%) VirtualBox
3 17 (3.97%) Xen
4 13 (3.04%) Docker
5 3 (0.70%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.47%) vSphere
7 1 (0.23%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 30 (7.01%) Opscode Chef
2 24 (5.61%) Ansible
3 20 (4.67%) Puppet
4 9 (2.10%) Kubernetes
5 5 (1.17%) SQL Sentry
6 4 (0.93%) SCCM
7 3 (0.70%) Kibana
7 3 (0.70%) Terraform
8 2 (0.47%) EMC NetWorker
8 2 (0.47%) logstash
9 1 (0.23%) CA Wily
9 1 (0.23%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 1 (0.23%) Ganglia
9 1 (0.23%) Netcool
9 1 (0.23%) Salt
9 1 (0.23%) SCOM
9 1 (0.23%) Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 45 (10.51%) Microsoft
2 26 (6.07%) VMware
3 24 (5.61%) Oracle
3 24 (5.61%) SAP
4 14 (3.27%) IBM
5 12 (2.80%) ATG
5 12 (2.80%) hybris
5 12 (2.80%) Sitecore
6 11 (2.57%) Xamarin
7 8 (1.87%) Cisco
8 7 (1.64%) Citrix
9 6 (1.40%) Salesforce.com
9 6 (1.40%) Splunk
10 5 (1.17%) Capita
11 4 (0.93%) NetApp
11 4 (0.93%) ServiceNow
12 3 (0.70%) Epicor
12 3 (0.70%) TOWER Software
13 2 (0.47%) Google
13 2 (0.47%) JD Edwards