Period
to 23 July 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 23 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Continual Improvement
England > North West
6 months to
23 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 80 132 85
Rank change year-on-year +52 -47 +8
Permanent jobs citing Continuous Improvement 455 318 398
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.68% 2.42% 3.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.04% 2.66% 3.83%
Number of salaries quoted 311 207 320
North West median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £31,250 £25,750 £28,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £58,750
England median annual salary £53,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +0.95% +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 11,262 11,961 10,379
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 91.09% 91.13% 89.69%
Number of salaries quoted 9,095 9,707 8,659
North West median annual salary £45,000 £41,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.76% +2.50% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £66,250 £63,750 £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 23 July 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 23 July 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 +38 268 £50,000 -4.76% 57
Cheshire +17 105 £50,000 +17.65% 15
Lancashire +29 48 £42,000 +22.63% 12
Merseyside +36 30 £51,500 -1.90% 2
Continuous Improvement
England

For the 6 months to 23 July 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.

1 264 (58.02%) Agile Software Development
2 120 (26.37%) Continuous Integration
3 99 (21.76%) Finance
3 99 (21.76%) Java
4 94 (20.66%) Software Engineering
5 90 (19.78%) DevOps
6 88 (19.34%) SDLC
7 86 (18.90%) TDD
7 86 (18.90%) SQL
8 84 (18.46%) C#
8 84 (18.46%) .NET
8 84 (18.46%) Scrum
9 72 (15.82%) QA
10 66 (14.51%) Jenkins
11 65 (14.29%) Degree
11 65 (14.29%) Git (software)
12 64 (14.07%) JavaScript
12 64 (14.07%) Analytical Skills
13 63 (13.85%) Information Security
14 60 (13.19%) Problem-Solving
15 59 (12.97%) Mentoring
15 59 (12.97%) Security Cleared
16 57 (12.53%) SOLID
17 55 (12.09%) C
18 54 (11.87%) MVC
18 54 (11.87%) Test Automation
19 50 (10.99%) Software Delivery
19 50 (10.99%) BDD
20 48 (10.55%) HTML
20 48 (10.55%) SQL Server

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 19 (4.18%) CMS
1 19 (4.18%) Confluence
2 14 (3.08%) Sitefinity
3 12 (2.64%) Sitecore CMS
4 11 (2.42%) Apache Pig
4 11 (2.42%) Apache Spark
5 7 (1.54%) SharePoint
6 6 (1.32%) Elasticsearch
6 6 (1.32%) JBoss
7 4 (0.88%) Drupal
8 3 (0.66%) IIS
9 2 (0.44%) EPiServer
9 2 (0.44%) Jetty
9 2 (0.44%) SAS
9 2 (0.44%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.44%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.44%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.44%) WordPress
10 1 (0.22%) Cloud Foundry
10 1 (0.22%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 32 (7.03%) Microsoft Excel
2 23 (5.05%) Microsoft Office
3 20 (4.40%) MS Visio
4 15 (3.30%) Microsoft Project
5 7 (1.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.44%) SPSS
7 1 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.22%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.22%) InDesign
7 1 (0.22%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 12 (2.64%) SAP Hybris
2 10 (2.20%) Dynamics AX
3 9 (1.98%) Oracle ERP
4 4 (0.88%) SAP APO
5 2 (0.44%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 2 (0.44%) Epicor Tropos
5 2 (0.44%) NetSuite
5 2 (0.44%) SAP CO
5 2 (0.44%) SAP FI
5 2 (0.44%) SAP FI/CO
5 2 (0.44%) SAP QM
5 2 (0.44%) SAP S/4HANA
6 1 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.22%) SAP FSCM
6 1 (0.22%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 45 (9.89%) Amazon AWS
2 35 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (2.64%) Office 365
4 11 (2.42%) Dynamics 365
5 5 (1.10%) OpenShift
5 5 (1.10%) SaaS
6 3 (0.66%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (0.66%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (0.66%) Serverless
7 2 (0.44%) npm
8 1 (0.22%) Azure Machine Learning
8 1 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.22%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.22%) Google Tag Manager
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.98%) Internet
2 7 (1.54%) Broadband
2 7 (1.54%) WAN
3 5 (1.10%) RTP
4 4 (0.88%) LAN
4 4 (0.88%) Network Security
5 3 (0.66%) DNS
5 3 (0.66%) HTTP
6 2 (0.44%) Cisco Wireless
6 2 (0.44%) SAN
6 2 (0.44%) Unified Communications
6 2 (0.44%) Wireless
7 1 (0.22%) Cisco Firepower
7 1 (0.22%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (0.22%) Cisco ISE
7 1 (0.22%) Firewall
7 1 (0.22%) NetScaler
7 1 (0.22%) Skype
7 1 (0.22%) VLAN
7 1 (0.22%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (10.55%) SQL Server
2 39 (8.57%) Big Data
3 21 (4.62%) MySQL
4 20 (4.40%) Data Warehouse
5 18 (3.96%) NoSQL
6 14 (3.08%) MS Access
7 13 (2.86%) MongoDB
8 12 (2.64%) Hadoop
9 11 (2.42%) Apache Hive
10 8 (1.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 8 (1.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 6 (1.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 3 (0.66%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 3 (0.66%) MariaDB
12 3 (0.66%) PostgreSQL
13 2 (0.44%) Azure SQL Database
13 2 (0.44%) BusinessObjects
13 2 (0.44%) Data Mining
13 2 (0.44%) Redis
14 1 (0.22%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 66 (14.51%) Jenkins
2 65 (14.29%) Git (software)
3 47 (10.33%) JIRA
4 28 (6.15%) Team Foundation Server
5 16 (3.52%) Octopus Deploy
6 14 (3.08%) Cucumber
6 14 (3.08%) MSBuild
6 14 (3.08%) Selenium
7 12 (2.64%) Bitbucket
8 8 (1.76%) Gradle
8 8 (1.76%) JUnit
8 8 (1.76%) TeamCity
9 7 (1.54%) Eclipse
9 7 (1.54%) Subversion
10 6 (1.32%) eCATT
10 6 (1.32%) Jasmine
10 6 (1.32%) LSMW
10 6 (1.32%) Maven
10 6 (1.32%) SonarQube
10 6 (1.32%) Visual Studio
General
1 99 (21.76%) Finance
2 42 (9.23%) Retail
3 32 (7.03%) Banking
4 27 (5.93%) Investment Banking
4 27 (5.93%) Military
5 26 (5.71%) Marketing
6 21 (4.62%) Law
7 16 (3.52%) Telecoms
8 15 (3.30%) Manufacturing
9 14 (3.08%) Retail Banking
10 12 (2.64%) Legal
11 11 (2.42%) Publishing
12 9 (1.98%) Billing
13 7 (1.54%) Electronics
14 6 (1.32%) Advertising
14 6 (1.32%) Automotive
15 5 (1.10%) Back Office
15 5 (1.10%) Corporate Banking
15 5 (1.10%) German Language
16 3 (0.66%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 120 (26.37%) Developer
2 56 (12.31%) Software Engineer
3 37 (8.13%) Analyst
4 33 (7.25%) DevOps Engineer
5 29 (6.37%) Java Developer
6 25 (5.49%) Consultant
6 25 (5.49%) Delivery Manager
6 25 (5.49%) Senior Software Engineer
7 21 (4.62%) Senior Developer
8 18 (3.96%) DV Cleared Software Engineer
9 17 (3.74%) .NET Developer
9 17 (3.74%) Software Developer
10 16 (3.52%) Lead DevOps
10 16 (3.52%) Lead DevOps Engineer
11 15 (3.30%) Administrator
11 15 (3.30%) Business Analyst
11 15 (3.30%) Service Manager
12 14 (3.08%) Lead Developer
12 14 (3.08%) Technical Manager
12 14 (3.08%) VBA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (18.46%) .NET
2 48 (10.55%) HTML
3 40 (8.79%) AngularJS
3 40 (8.79%) Web Services
4 39 (8.57%) CSS
5 35 (7.69%) ASP.NET
6 30 (6.59%) .NET Framework
7 28 (6.15%) Middleware
8 26 (5.71%) RESTful
9 24 (5.27%) ASP.NET Web API
9 24 (5.27%) jQuery
10 20 (4.40%) ASP.NET MVC
11 18 (3.96%) HTML5
12 16 (3.52%) Java EE
13 15 (3.30%) React
14 14 (3.08%) CSS3
15 13 (2.86%) Entity Framework
15 13 (2.86%) Spring
16 12 (2.64%) OLE
17 10 (2.20%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 64 (14.07%) Analytical Skills
2 45 (9.89%) Management Information System
3 30 (6.59%) Self-Motivation
4 24 (5.27%) User Experience
5 16 (3.52%) Virtual Team
6 15 (3.30%) Mobile App
7 13 (2.86%) Computer Science
8 10 (2.20%) Driving Licence
8 10 (2.20%) PMI
9 8 (1.76%) PKI
10 6 (1.32%) FMCG
10 6 (1.32%) Greenfield Project
10 6 (1.32%) LIMS
10 6 (1.32%) Smart Meter
11 5 (1.10%) Data Centre
11 5 (1.10%) Internet of Things
11 5 (1.10%) Life Science
11 5 (1.10%) Wiki
12 4 (0.88%) CMDB
12 4 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 37 (8.13%) Linux
2 33 (7.25%) Windows
3 14 (3.08%) Unix
4 8 (1.76%) Windows Server
5 4 (0.88%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.22%) SUSE
6 1 (0.22%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.22%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.22%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 264 (58.02%) Agile Software Development
2 120 (26.37%) Continuous Integration
3 94 (20.66%) Software Engineering
4 90 (19.78%) DevOps
5 88 (19.34%) SDLC
6 86 (18.90%) TDD
7 84 (18.46%) Scrum
8 63 (13.85%) Information Security
9 60 (13.19%) Problem-Solving
10 59 (12.97%) Mentoring
11 57 (12.53%) SOLID
12 54 (11.87%) MVC
12 54 (11.87%) Test Automation
13 50 (10.99%) BDD
13 50 (10.99%) Software Delivery
14 47 (10.33%) Continuous Delivery
15 45 (9.89%) Project Management
16 43 (9.45%) Visualisation
17 42 (9.23%) ITIL
18 38 (8.35%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 99 (21.76%) Java
2 86 (18.90%) SQL
3 84 (18.46%) C#
4 64 (14.07%) JavaScript
5 55 (12.09%) C
6 29 (6.37%) Python
7 25 (5.49%) C++
8 24 (5.27%) T-SQL
9 21 (4.62%) PowerShell
9 21 (4.62%) VB.NET
10 17 (3.74%) Bash Shell
11 15 (3.30%) PHP
11 15 (3.30%) VBA
12 12 (2.64%) Perl
13 11 (2.42%) Shell Script
14 10 (2.20%) Ruby
15 6 (1.32%) ABAP
15 6 (1.32%) Groovy
15 6 (1.32%) TypeScript
16 4 (0.88%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 65 (14.29%) Degree
2 59 (12.97%) Security Cleared
3 28 (6.15%) SC Cleared
4 23 (5.05%) DV Cleared
5 12 (2.64%) Computer Science Degree
6 11 (2.42%) PMI Certification
7 10 (2.20%) CISSP
8 9 (1.98%) ISTQB
8 9 (1.98%) Numerate Degree
9 7 (1.54%) CISM
9 7 (1.54%) ITIL Certification
10 6 (1.32%) CISA
11 4 (0.88%) Chartered Engineer
12 3 (0.66%) CSSLP
12 3 (0.66%) GCIH
12 3 (0.66%) GIAC
12 3 (0.66%) Microsoft Certification
13 2 (0.44%) CEH
13 2 (0.44%) CSQA
13 2 (0.44%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (15.82%) QA
2 18 (3.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 14 (3.08%) SLA
4 12 (2.64%) GDPR
5 7 (1.54%) Cyber Essentials
5 7 (1.54%) PMO
6 4 (0.88%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.66%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.44%) ISAE 3402
8 2 (0.44%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.22%) COBIT
9 1 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 1 (0.22%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.22%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 23 (5.05%) Active Directory
2 21 (4.62%) Hyper-V
2 21 (4.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (3.74%) KVM
3 17 (3.74%) VirtualBox
3 17 (3.74%) Xen
4 16 (3.52%) Docker
5 2 (0.44%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.22%) UAG
6 1 (0.22%) XenApp
6 1 (0.22%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 33 (7.25%) Opscode Chef
2 28 (6.15%) Ansible
3 22 (4.84%) Puppet
4 10 (2.20%) Kubernetes
5 5 (1.10%) Kibana
5 5 (1.10%) SQL Sentry
6 4 (0.88%) logstash
7 3 (0.66%) SCCM
7 3 (0.66%) Terraform
8 2 (0.44%) CA Wily
8 2 (0.44%) EMC NetWorker
8 2 (0.44%) SCOM
9 1 (0.22%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 1 (0.22%) FortiGate
9 1 (0.22%) Ganglia
9 1 (0.22%) Netcool
9 1 (0.22%) Salt
9 1 (0.22%) SCVMM
9 1 (0.22%) Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 44 (9.67%) Microsoft
2 29 (6.37%) SAP
3 27 (5.93%) VMware
4 26 (5.71%) Oracle
5 17 (3.74%) Xamarin
6 14 (3.08%) IBM
7 12 (2.64%) ATG
7 12 (2.64%) hybris
7 12 (2.64%) Sitecore
8 10 (2.20%) Splunk
9 9 (1.98%) Citrix
10 8 (1.76%) Cisco
11 6 (1.32%) Salesforce.com
12 5 (1.10%) Aquila
12 5 (1.10%) Google
13 4 (0.88%) Apple
13 4 (0.88%) Cognizant
13 4 (0.88%) HP
13 4 (0.88%) ServiceNow
13 4 (0.88%) Tableau