Period
to 19 November 2017

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

Continual Improvement
England > North West
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 101 83 77
Rank change year-on-year -18 -6 +86
Permanent jobs citing Continuous Improvement 400 429 482
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.05% 3.47% 3.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.39% 3.86% 4.14%
Number of salaries quoted 247 323 398
North West median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +4.65%
10th Percentile £30,750 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £65,400 £61,250 £71,125
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,926 £50,000
% change year-on-year +3.09% +1.85% -

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 11786 11102 11645
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 89.83% 89.71% 89.46%
Number of salaries quoted 9369 9260 9630
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +1.27%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £24,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 November 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 6 months to 19 November 2017. 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 -39 228 £48,750 +5.98% 22
Cheshire +5 109 £50,000 +19.05% 2
Merseyside +25 31 £57,000 +42.50% 3
Lancashire +4 26 £37,500 -16.67%
Continuous Improvement
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 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.

1 115 (28.75%) Agile Software Development
2 88 (22.00%) Degree
3 80 (20.00%) Finance
4 76 (19.00%) JavaScript
5 68 (17.00%) Java
5 68 (17.00%) Linux
6 66 (16.50%) SQL
7 63 (15.75%) Computer Science
8 60 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
9 59 (14.75%) Project Management
10 52 (13.00%) .NET
10 52 (13.00%) Windows
11 51 (12.75%) Microsoft
12 50 (12.50%) Risk Management
13 49 (12.25%) QA
14 48 (12.00%) C#
14 48 (12.00%) Web Services
14 48 (12.00%) Mentoring
15 46 (11.50%) MVC
15 46 (11.50%) Logistics
16 44 (11.00%) TDD
17 43 (10.75%) ITIL
17 43 (10.75%) SAP
18 42 (10.50%) SQL Server
18 42 (10.50%) Spring
19 41 (10.25%) Stakeholder Management
20 40 (10.00%) Retail
21 39 (9.75%) Test Automation
21 39 (9.75%) AngularJS
22 38 (9.50%) SDLC

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 11 (2.75%) Apache Spark
2 9 (2.25%) Elasticsearch
3 8 (2.00%) IIS
4 7 (1.75%) MS Exchange
5 6 (1.50%) SharePoint
6 4 (1.00%) Apache
6 4 (1.00%) Confluence
6 4 (1.00%) EPiServer
7 3 (0.75%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 3 (0.75%) SAS
8 2 (0.50%) Anypoint
8 2 (0.50%) Apache Pig
8 2 (0.50%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.50%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.25%) Drupal
9 1 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.25%) JBoss
9 1 (0.25%) Joomla!
9 1 (0.25%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.25%) WordPress
Applications
1 15 (3.75%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (3.00%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (2.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (1.25%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.25%) SOLIDWORKS
5 3 (0.75%) SPSS
6 1 (0.25%) Adobe After Effects
6 1 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.25%) Adobe Premiere
6 1 (0.25%) Final Cut Pro
6 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.25%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.25%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 16 (4.00%) SAP S/4HANA
2 8 (2.00%) SAP SD
3 7 (1.75%) SAP EWM
4 5 (1.25%) SAP CO
4 5 (1.25%) SAP FI
4 5 (1.25%) SAP FI/CO
5 4 (1.00%) Magento
6 3 (0.75%) SAP WM
7 2 (0.50%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.50%) SAP GRC
7 2 (0.50%) Unit4 Business World
8 1 (0.25%) SAP CRM
8 1 (0.25%) SAP IS-U
8 1 (0.25%) SAP LE
8 1 (0.25%) SAP MM
8 1 (0.25%) SAP QM
Cloud Services
1 23 (5.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (4.25%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (3.50%) SaaS
4 9 (2.25%) AWS CloudFormation
4 9 (2.25%) Office 365
5 8 (2.00%) GitHub
6 7 (1.75%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 6 (1.50%) IaaS
8 5 (1.25%) IBM Blueworks
8 5 (1.25%) PaaS
9 1 (0.25%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 1 (0.25%) Azure Machine Learning
9 1 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.25%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
9 1 (0.25%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.25%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 19 (4.75%) Internet
2 8 (2.00%) Network Security
3 6 (1.50%) Firewall
4 5 (1.25%) DHCP
4 5 (1.25%) DNS
5 4 (1.00%) LAN
5 4 (1.00%) MPLS
5 4 (1.00%) WAN
6 3 (0.75%) VoIP
6 3 (0.75%) Wireless
7 2 (0.50%) HTTP
7 2 (0.50%) Skype
8 1 (0.25%) GoToMeeting
8 1 (0.25%) Intranet
8 1 (0.25%) Remote Desktop
8 1 (0.25%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.25%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (10.50%) SQL Server
2 30 (7.50%) MySQL
3 27 (6.75%) Big Data
4 17 (4.25%) Hadoop
5 9 (2.25%) Data Warehouse
5 9 (2.25%) MongoDB
6 7 (1.75%) GIS
6 7 (1.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 7 (1.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 6 (1.50%) NoSQL
7 6 (1.50%) SQL Server 2012
8 5 (1.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (0.75%) Apache Hive
10 2 (0.50%) Data Lake
10 2 (0.50%) DB2
10 2 (0.50%) Power BI
10 2 (0.50%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.50%) Relational Database
10 2 (0.50%) SAP BW
11 1 (0.25%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 34 (8.50%) Selenium
2 21 (5.25%) Git (software)
3 17 (4.25%) SonarQube
4 16 (4.00%) eCATT
4 16 (4.00%) LSMW
5 15 (3.75%) JIRA
6 12 (3.00%) Subversion
7 10 (2.50%) Jenkins
8 9 (2.25%) Gradle
8 9 (2.25%) Maven
9 8 (2.00%) Bitbucket
9 8 (2.00%) JUnit
10 4 (1.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 4 (1.00%) Mercurial
11 3 (0.75%) Ant
11 3 (0.75%) Apache Ivy
12 2 (0.50%) Artifactory
12 2 (0.50%) gulp
13 1 (0.25%) Jasmine
13 1 (0.25%) Vagrant
General
1 80 (20.00%) Finance
2 40 (10.00%) Retail
3 32 (8.00%) Manufacturing
4 27 (6.75%) Banking
5 21 (5.25%) Legal
6 20 (5.00%) Law
7 16 (4.00%) Investment Banking
7 16 (4.00%) Marketing
8 13 (3.25%) Billing
9 8 (2.00%) Publishing
9 8 (2.00%) Telecoms
10 6 (1.50%) German Language
11 5 (1.25%) Advertising
11 5 (1.25%) General Ledger
11 5 (1.25%) Military
12 3 (0.75%) Back Office
12 3 (0.75%) Corporate Banking
12 3 (0.75%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.75%) Games
12 3 (0.75%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 83 (20.75%) Developer
2 79 (19.75%) Analyst
3 48 (12.00%) Senior Developer
4 36 (9.00%) Java Developer
5 31 (7.75%) Business Analyst
5 31 (7.75%) Consultant
6 25 (6.25%) Senior Analyst
6 25 (6.25%) Software Developer
7 23 (5.75%) SAP Consultant
7 23 (5.75%) Senior Java Developer
7 23 (5.75%) Senior Software Developer
8 22 (5.50%) SQL Developer
9 21 (5.25%) Java Software Developer
9 21 (5.25%) JavaScript Developer
9 21 (5.25%) Senior Java Software Developer
9 21 (5.25%) Senior JavaScript Developer
9 21 (5.25%) Senior SQL Developer
10 19 (4.75%) Senior Business Analyst
11 15 (3.75%) Security Analyst
12 14 (3.50%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (13.00%) .NET
2 48 (12.00%) Web Services
3 42 (10.50%) Spring
4 39 (9.75%) AngularJS
5 33 (8.25%) jQuery
6 32 (8.00%) ASP.NET
7 29 (7.25%) Java EE
8 26 (6.50%) .NET Framework
8 26 (6.50%) HTML
9 23 (5.75%) CSS
9 23 (5.75%) Entity Framework
10 21 (5.25%) Oracle ADF
11 20 (5.00%) Backbone.js
11 20 (5.00%) EDI
11 20 (5.00%) Ember.js
11 20 (5.00%) Hibernate
11 20 (5.00%) IDoc
12 18 (4.50%) ADO.NET
12 18 (4.50%) SOAP
12 18 (4.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 63 (15.75%) Computer Science
2 60 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
3 36 (9.00%) Management Information System
4 25 (6.25%) Mobile App
5 20 (5.00%) Enterprise Software
6 17 (4.25%) NHS
7 15 (3.75%) FMCG
8 13 (3.25%) User Experience
9 10 (2.50%) Smart Meter
10 8 (2.00%) Internet of Things
10 8 (2.00%) LIMS
11 6 (1.50%) Driving Licence
12 5 (1.25%) Life Science
12 5 (1.25%) PMI
13 3 (0.75%) Data Centre
13 3 (0.75%) Greenfield Project
13 3 (0.75%) Tandem
13 3 (0.75%) Virtual Team
13 3 (0.75%) Xbox
14 2 (0.50%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 68 (17.00%) Linux
2 52 (13.00%) Windows
3 14 (3.50%) Windows Server
4 13 (3.25%) Windows 7
5 11 (2.75%) Mac OS
6 8 (2.00%) Unix
7 7 (1.75%) Windows 10
8 6 (1.50%) Windows 8
8 6 (1.50%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (1.00%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (0.75%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.50%) AIX
11 2 (0.50%) CentOS
11 2 (0.50%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.25%) Android
12 1 (0.25%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (28.75%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (14.75%) Project Management
3 50 (12.50%) Risk Management
4 48 (12.00%) Mentoring
5 46 (11.50%) Logistics
5 46 (11.50%) MVC
6 44 (11.00%) TDD
7 43 (10.75%) ITIL
8 41 (10.25%) Stakeholder Management
9 39 (9.75%) Test Automation
10 38 (9.50%) SDLC
11 36 (9.00%) Collaborative Working
12 35 (8.75%) Information Security
13 34 (8.50%) Software Engineering
14 32 (8.00%) Continuous Integration
15 29 (7.25%) Analytics
16 28 (7.00%) DevOps
17 27 (6.75%) Scrum
18 26 (6.50%) E-Commerce
19 25 (6.25%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 76 (19.00%) JavaScript
2 68 (17.00%) Java
3 66 (16.50%) SQL
4 48 (12.00%) C#
5 18 (4.50%) ABAP
6 10 (2.50%) T-SQL
7 7 (1.75%) PHP
8 6 (1.50%) C
8 6 (1.50%) Python
9 5 (1.25%) Shell Script
9 5 (1.25%) TypeScript
10 4 (1.00%) Perl
10 4 (1.00%) Ruby
11 3 (0.75%) VB.NET
12 2 (0.50%) Bash Shell
12 2 (0.50%) PowerShell
12 2 (0.50%) R
13 1 (0.25%) ES6
13 1 (0.25%) Groovy
13 1 (0.25%) VBA
Qualifications
1 88 (22.00%) Degree
2 25 (6.25%) CISSP
3 17 (4.25%) CISA
3 17 (4.25%) CISM
4 14 (3.50%) Computer Science Degree
5 9 (2.25%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (2.25%) Security Cleared
6 8 (2.00%) CRISC
7 7 (1.75%) MCSA
7 7 (1.75%) MCSE
7 7 (1.75%) PMI Certification
8 5 (1.25%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (1.25%) GCIH
8 5 (1.25%) GIAC
8 5 (1.25%) HND
8 5 (1.25%) MCITP
8 5 (1.25%) SAP Certification
9 4 (1.00%) CCNA
9 4 (1.00%) Numerate Degree
9 4 (1.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (12.25%) QA
2 25 (6.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (2.50%) SLA
4 6 (1.50%) PMO
5 5 (1.25%) GDPR
6 4 (1.00%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.50%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.25%) COBIT
System Software
1 14 (3.50%) Active Directory
2 9 (2.25%) Docker
3 5 (1.25%) Hyper-V
4 4 (1.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 10 (2.50%) Opscode Chef
2 9 (2.25%) Puppet
3 7 (1.75%) ZABBIX
4 5 (1.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 4 (1.00%) Failover Clustering
5 4 (1.00%) Microsoft Intune
6 3 (0.75%) EMC NetWorker
6 3 (0.75%) SCCM
7 2 (0.50%) CA Wily
7 2 (0.50%) Ganglia
7 2 (0.50%) Graphite
7 2 (0.50%) Kibana
7 2 (0.50%) Netcool
7 2 (0.50%) SCOM
8 1 (0.25%) Ambari
Vendors
1 51 (12.75%) Microsoft
2 43 (10.75%) SAP
3 32 (8.00%) Oracle
4 10 (2.50%) Tableau
5 8 (2.00%) Google
6 7 (1.75%) Apigee
6 7 (1.75%) Cisco
7 5 (1.25%) ANSYS
7 5 (1.25%) MuleSoft
8 4 (1.00%) Adobe
8 4 (1.00%) Facebook
8 4 (1.00%) Splunk
8 4 (1.00%) VMware
8 4 (1.00%) Xamarin
9 3 (0.75%) AppDynamics
9 3 (0.75%) IBM
9 3 (0.75%) ServiceNow
10 2 (0.50%) Citrix
10 2 (0.50%) OpenText
10 2 (0.50%) Siebel