Period
to 11 July 2020

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 11 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Continual Improvement
England > North West
6 months to
11 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 98 52 80
Rank change year-on-year -46 +28 +58
Permanent jobs citing Continuous Improvement 157 544 476
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North West 2.80% 5.15% 3.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.04% 5.50% 4.06%
Number of salaries quoted 118 262 320
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £37,500 £30,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £67,500 £66,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £53,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% -1.87% +1.90%

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 5,159 9,893 11,731
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 91.99% 93.60% 92.20%
Number of salaries quoted 4,125 7,298 9,441
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +2.27% +10.00%
10th Percentile £30,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £66,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

Continuous Improvement
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Continuous Improvement as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing Continuous Improvement in the North West over the 6 months to 11 July 2020.

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 11 July 2020. 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 -41 90 £55,000 +25.00% 24
Merseyside +11 24 £48,750 +30.00% 4
Cheshire -7 23 £45,000 -12.62% 10
Lancashire -8 14 £45,000 -7.69% 2
Cumbria -11 4 £40,000 +41.93%
Continuous Improvement
England

For the 6 months to 11 July 2020, 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 53 (33.76%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (31.85%) Finance
3 41 (26.11%) SQL
4 38 (24.20%) JavaScript
5 35 (22.29%) DevOps
6 34 (21.66%) Coaching
7 31 (19.75%) Software Engineering
8 30 (19.11%) Scrum
8 30 (19.11%) Windows
9 29 (18.47%) Degree
10 28 (17.83%) User Experience
11 27 (17.20%) Mobile App
11 27 (17.20%) Microsoft
12 25 (15.92%) ITIL
12 25 (15.92%) Java
12 25 (15.92%) Azure
13 23 (14.65%) Analytical Skills
14 22 (14.01%) C#
15 21 (13.38%) Linux
16 20 (12.74%) TDD
16 20 (12.74%) AWS
16 20 (12.74%) Problem-Solving
17 19 (12.10%) Node.js
17 19 (12.10%) SDLC
17 19 (12.10%) Windows Server
17 19 (12.10%) .NET
18 18 (11.46%) SQL Server
19 16 (10.19%) HTML
20 15 (9.55%) CSS
20 15 (9.55%) Management Information System

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 9 (5.73%) Apache
1 9 (5.73%) Liferay
2 4 (2.55%) IIS
2 4 (2.55%) Tomcat
2 4 (2.55%) WebSphere
3 3 (1.91%) MS Exchange
3 3 (1.91%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.27%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (1.27%) JBoss
4 2 (1.27%) Sitefinity
4 2 (1.27%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (0.64%) OpenStack
Applications
1 5 (3.18%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.91%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.27%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.64%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.64%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 25 (15.92%) Azure
2 20 (12.74%) AWS
3 9 (5.73%) Office 365
4 8 (5.10%) Azure Active Directory
4 8 (5.10%) SaaS
5 6 (3.82%) IaaS
6 5 (3.18%) PaaS
6 5 (3.18%) Power Platform
7 4 (2.55%) OpenShift
8 3 (1.91%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (1.91%) GCP
9 2 (1.27%) Azure Stack
10 1 (0.64%) Amazon ECS
10 1 (0.64%) AWS CodeBuild
10 1 (0.64%) AWS CodePipeline
10 1 (0.64%) npm
10 1 (0.64%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.64%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 13 (8.28%) Skype
2 5 (3.18%) Internet
2 5 (3.18%) Network Security
2 5 (3.18%) SAN
3 4 (2.55%) Firewall
3 4 (2.55%) RTMP
4 2 (1.27%) DNS
4 2 (1.27%) LAN
4 2 (1.27%) MPLS
4 2 (1.27%) Software-Defined Networking
4 2 (1.27%) SSL
4 2 (1.27%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.27%) WAN
5 1 (0.64%) 4G
5 1 (0.64%) DHCP
5 1 (0.64%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (0.64%) IP Telephony
5 1 (0.64%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (0.64%) VLAN
5 1 (0.64%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (11.46%) SQL Server
2 11 (7.01%) MySQL
3 9 (5.73%) MongoDB
3 9 (5.73%) NoSQL
4 7 (4.46%) Relational Database
5 5 (3.18%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 5 (3.18%) Power BI
5 5 (3.18%) RDBMS
5 5 (3.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (1.91%) DB2
6 3 (1.91%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.27%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (1.27%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.27%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.27%) SQL Server 2000
7 2 (1.27%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (1.27%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (1.27%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (1.27%) SQL Server 2016
7 2 (1.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 12 (7.64%) Git (software)
2 9 (5.73%) JIRA
3 8 (5.10%) Visual Studio
4 5 (3.18%) Appcelerator Titanium
4 5 (3.18%) PHPUnit
4 5 (3.18%) Selenium
4 5 (3.18%) Subversion
4 5 (3.18%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 4 (2.55%) Eclipse
5 4 (2.55%) JDeveloper
5 4 (2.55%) Jenkins
5 4 (2.55%) NetBeans
6 2 (1.27%) Burp Suite
6 2 (1.27%) CA Release Automation
6 2 (1.27%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (1.27%) Rational DOORS
6 2 (1.27%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.64%) Cypress.io
7 1 (0.64%) Hudson
7 1 (0.64%) TestCafe
General
1 50 (31.85%) Finance
2 14 (8.92%) Law
3 12 (7.64%) Legal
4 9 (5.73%) Retail
5 7 (4.46%) Aerospace
6 4 (2.55%) Financial Institution
6 4 (2.55%) Local Government
6 4 (2.55%) Military
6 4 (2.55%) Public Sector
7 3 (1.91%) Marketing
8 2 (1.27%) Billing
8 2 (1.27%) Police
8 2 (1.27%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.64%) French Language
9 1 (0.64%) German Language
9 1 (0.64%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.64%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 27 (17.20%) Developer
2 24 (15.29%) Software Engineer
3 20 (12.74%) Analyst
4 14 (8.92%) Senior Software Engineer
5 8 (5.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 8 (5.10%) Software Developer
6 7 (4.46%) Cloud Engineer
6 7 (4.46%) PHP Developer
6 7 (4.46%) Service Manager
7 6 (3.82%) IT Manager
7 6 (3.82%) Senior Developer
8 5 (3.18%) DevOps Engineer
8 5 (3.18%) PHP Web Developer
8 5 (3.18%) Software Manager
8 5 (3.18%) Web Developer
9 4 (2.55%) .NET Developer
9 4 (2.55%) Applications Engineer
9 4 (2.55%) Applications Support Analyst
9 4 (2.55%) Software Development Manager
9 4 (2.55%) Sun Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (12.10%) .NET
1 19 (12.10%) Node.js
2 16 (10.19%) HTML
3 15 (9.55%) CSS
3 15 (9.55%) React
4 14 (8.92%) Sass
4 14 (8.92%) Web Services
5 12 (7.64%) HTML5
6 7 (4.46%) jQuery
6 7 (4.46%) LAMP
7 6 (3.82%) .NET Core
7 6 (3.82%) ASP.NET Web API
7 6 (3.82%) REST
8 5 (3.18%) Laravel
8 5 (3.18%) li3
8 5 (3.18%) PhoneGap
8 5 (3.18%) SOAP
9 4 (2.55%) CSS3
9 4 (2.55%) Java EE
9 4 (2.55%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 28 (17.83%) User Experience
2 27 (17.20%) Mobile App
3 23 (14.65%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (9.55%) Management Information System
5 13 (8.28%) Greenfield Project
6 7 (4.46%) Self-Motivation
7 5 (3.18%) Linux Command Line
8 4 (2.55%) Data Centre
8 4 (2.55%) FMCG
8 4 (2.55%) Private Cloud
9 3 (1.91%) Security Operations Centre
10 2 (1.27%) Analytical Mindset
10 2 (1.27%) CCTV
10 2 (1.27%) Cyberattack
10 2 (1.27%) Driving Licence
10 2 (1.27%) Internet of Things
10 2 (1.27%) Mainframe
10 2 (1.27%) PMI
10 2 (1.27%) Social Media
11 1 (0.64%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 30 (19.11%) Windows
2 21 (13.38%) Linux
3 19 (12.10%) Windows Server
4 9 (5.73%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (3.18%) Android
5 5 (3.18%) Apple iOS
5 5 (3.18%) Unix
6 3 (1.91%) Mac OS
7 2 (1.27%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.64%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.64%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (33.76%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (22.29%) DevOps
3 34 (21.66%) Coaching
4 31 (19.75%) Software Engineering
5 30 (19.11%) Scrum
6 25 (15.92%) ITIL
7 20 (12.74%) Problem-Solving
7 20 (12.74%) TDD
8 19 (12.10%) SDLC
9 15 (9.55%) Continuous Integration
10 14 (8.92%) Release Management
10 14 (8.92%) Root Cause Analysis
11 13 (8.28%) Test Automation
12 12 (7.64%) Process Improvement
12 12 (7.64%) Web Development
13 11 (7.01%) Information Security
13 11 (7.01%) MVC
13 11 (7.01%) OO
13 11 (7.01%) Unit Testing
14 10 (6.37%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 41 (26.11%) SQL
2 38 (24.20%) JavaScript
3 25 (15.92%) Java
4 22 (14.01%) C#
5 15 (9.55%) PowerShell
6 13 (8.28%) C
6 13 (8.28%) PHP
7 10 (6.37%) Python
8 9 (5.73%) T-SQL
9 6 (3.82%) C++
10 5 (3.18%) Bash Shell
10 5 (3.18%) Shell Script
11 4 (2.55%) Fortran
11 4 (2.55%) PL/SQL
12 2 (1.27%) Groovy
12 2 (1.27%) Perl
12 2 (1.27%) Ruby
12 2 (1.27%) TypeScript
13 1 (0.64%) Go
Qualifications
1 29 (18.47%) Degree
2 12 (7.64%) ITIL Certification
3 10 (6.37%) Security Cleared
4 8 (5.10%) CISSP
5 6 (3.82%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (3.82%) CISM
6 5 (3.18%) CISA
6 5 (3.18%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (2.55%) CCNA
7 4 (2.55%) MCSA
8 3 (1.91%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (1.91%) SC Cleared
9 2 (1.27%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 2 (1.27%) CCNP
9 2 (1.27%) CRISC
9 2 (1.27%) MCSE
9 2 (1.27%) Oracle Certification
9 2 (1.27%) PMI Certification
9 2 (1.27%) SANS
9 2 (1.27%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (5.73%) QA
3 4 (2.55%) SLA
4 3 (1.91%) NIST
4 3 (1.91%) PMO
5 2 (1.27%) COBIT
5 2 (1.27%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (1.27%) GDPR
5 2 (1.27%) ISO 9000
5 2 (1.27%) ISO 9001
5 2 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 17025
5 2 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27005
6 1 (0.64%) NIST 800
6 1 (0.64%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.64%) PMBOK
System Software
1 14 (8.92%) Active Directory
2 10 (6.37%) Docker
3 7 (4.46%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.64%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 12 (7.64%) Terraform
2 11 (7.01%) Puppet
3 8 (5.10%) Kubernetes
4 7 (4.46%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (3.18%) SCCM
6 3 (1.91%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (1.27%) Ansible
7 2 (1.27%) BladeLogic
7 2 (1.27%) CA Wily
7 2 (1.27%) Docker Swarm
7 2 (1.27%) Nagios
7 2 (1.27%) Nessus
8 1 (0.64%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
8 1 (0.64%) Computer Incident Response Team
8 1 (0.64%) Grafana
8 1 (0.64%) Prometheus
8 1 (0.64%) SCOM
8 1 (0.64%) WSUS
Vendors
1 27 (17.20%) Microsoft
2 14 (8.92%) Citrix
3 7 (4.46%) VMware
4 5 (3.18%) Cisco
4 5 (3.18%) Oracle
5 4 (2.55%) Sitecore
5 4 (2.55%) Sun
6 3 (1.91%) Aderant
6 3 (1.91%) Atlassian
6 3 (1.91%) IBM
6 3 (1.91%) Intapp
7 2 (1.27%) Acunetix
7 2 (1.27%) CA
7 2 (1.27%) CheckPoint
7 2 (1.27%) Fortinet
7 2 (1.27%) hybris
7 2 (1.27%) NetApp
7 2 (1.27%) Rapid7
7 2 (1.27%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.64%) Zoho