Period
to 16 February 2019

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 16 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Continual Improvement
England > North West
6 months to
16 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 97 93 83
Rank change year-on-year -4 -10 +19
Permanent jobs citing Continuous Improvement 322 451 419
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.13% 3.51% 3.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.43% 3.80% 3.67%
Number of salaries quoted 223 281 317
North West median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £29,000 £27,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £67,700 £76,250 £63,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +10.53%

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 9,391 11,864 11,406
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 91.18% 92.40% 92.25%
Number of salaries quoted 7,547 9,468 9,538
North West median annual salary £45,000 £44,875 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.28% +12.19% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £25,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £66,250 £62,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

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 16 February 2019.

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 16 February 2019. 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 -18 168 £45,000 -10.00% 71
Cheshire +28 100 £52,000 +4.00% 20
Merseyside +4 35 £42,500 -10.53% 11
Lancashire -4 18 £45,000 +28.57% 12
Continuous Improvement
England

For the 6 months to 16 February 2019, 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.

1 125 (38.82%) Agile Software Development
2 88 (27.33%) Finance
3 61 (18.94%) Microsoft
4 48 (14.91%) Project Management
5 43 (13.35%) ITIL
6 41 (12.73%) SQL
7 39 (12.11%) Mentoring
8 36 (11.18%) Stakeholder Management
9 35 (10.87%) Java
10 34 (10.56%) .NET
10 34 (10.56%) SQL Server
10 34 (10.56%) Scrum
11 33 (10.25%) C#
11 33 (10.25%) Analytical Skills
12 31 (9.63%) JavaScript
12 31 (9.63%) Information Security
12 31 (9.63%) Degree
13 30 (9.32%) Software Engineering
14 29 (9.01%) Risk Management
15 28 (8.70%) Continuous Integration
15 28 (8.70%) BDD
15 28 (8.70%) Decision-Making
16 26 (8.07%) Problem-Solving
16 26 (8.07%) GDPR
16 26 (8.07%) Continuous Delivery
16 26 (8.07%) Big Data
16 26 (8.07%) Test Automation
16 26 (8.07%) Service Delivery
17 25 (7.76%) Change Management
17 25 (7.76%) SLA

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 8 (2.48%) Elasticsearch
2 7 (2.17%) Confluence
3 6 (1.86%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 6 (1.86%) CMS
4 5 (1.55%) EPiServer
5 3 (0.93%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (0.93%) IIS
5 3 (0.93%) MS Exchange
5 3 (0.93%) Sitecore CMS
5 3 (0.93%) Skype for Business
5 3 (0.93%) Umbraco
6 2 (0.62%) Apache Spark
6 2 (0.62%) Kentico
6 2 (0.62%) NetWeaver
6 2 (0.62%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.31%) JBoss
7 1 (0.31%) SAS
Applications
1 21 (6.52%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (5.28%) MS Visio
3 15 (4.66%) Microsoft Project
4 13 (4.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 11 (3.42%) Microsoft Excel
6 7 (2.17%) UXPin
7 2 (0.62%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.62%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (1.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.62%) SAP BPC
2 2 (0.62%) SAP Hybris
2 2 (0.62%) SAP SD
3 1 (0.31%) Elite 3E
3 1 (0.31%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 12 (3.73%) Amazon AWS
1 12 (3.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (3.11%) Office 365
3 7 (2.17%) Lucidchart
4 5 (1.55%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (1.24%) Dynamics 365
6 3 (0.93%) SaaS
7 2 (0.62%) Apigee
7 2 (0.62%) IaaS
7 2 (0.62%) PaaS
7 2 (0.62%) Serverless
8 1 (0.31%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.31%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.31%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 1 (0.31%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.31%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 12 (3.73%) Network Security
2 7 (2.17%) VoIP
3 6 (1.86%) DHCP
3 6 (1.86%) DNS
3 6 (1.86%) VPN
4 4 (1.24%) Wireless
5 3 (0.93%) HTTP
5 3 (0.93%) Internet
5 3 (0.93%) LAN
5 3 (0.93%) Skype
5 3 (0.93%) TCP/IP
5 3 (0.93%) WAN
6 2 (0.62%) Broadband
6 2 (0.62%) Firewall
6 2 (0.62%) SMS
6 2 (0.62%) SSH
7 1 (0.31%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (0.31%) Intranet
7 1 (0.31%) LLU
7 1 (0.31%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (10.56%) SQL Server
2 26 (8.07%) Big Data
3 9 (2.80%) NoSQL
3 9 (2.80%) Power BI
4 8 (2.48%) MySQL
4 8 (2.48%) Relational Database
4 8 (2.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (1.86%) DB2
6 5 (1.55%) BusinessObjects
6 5 (1.55%) MongoDB
7 3 (0.93%) Hadoop
7 3 (0.93%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.62%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.62%) Redis
8 2 (0.62%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (0.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.31%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.31%) MS Access
9 1 (0.31%) OLTP
9 1 (0.31%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 14 (4.35%) JIRA
2 11 (3.42%) Git (software)
3 10 (3.11%) Selenium
4 7 (2.17%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 7 (2.17%) Visual Studio
5 6 (1.86%) Gradle
6 5 (1.55%) Cucumber
6 5 (1.55%) Maven
6 5 (1.55%) WebDriver
7 4 (1.24%) Subversion
8 3 (0.93%) Grunt
8 3 (0.93%) gulp
8 3 (0.93%) LoadRunner
8 3 (0.93%) NUnit
8 3 (0.93%) Protractor
8 3 (0.93%) SpecFlow
8 3 (0.93%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 3 (0.93%) webpack
9 2 (0.62%) Jasmine
9 2 (0.62%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 88 (27.33%) Finance
2 22 (6.83%) Law
3 21 (6.52%) Banking
4 15 (4.66%) Legal
5 14 (4.35%) Retail
6 12 (3.73%) Investment Banking
6 12 (3.73%) Marketing
7 11 (3.42%) Military
8 10 (3.11%) Electronics
9 6 (1.86%) Manufacturing
9 6 (1.86%) Telecoms
10 5 (1.55%) Billing
11 4 (1.24%) Brand Awareness
12 2 (0.62%) Automotive
12 2 (0.62%) Back Office
12 2 (0.62%) Games
Job Titles
1 69 (21.43%) Analyst
2 40 (12.42%) Developer
3 21 (6.52%) Business Analyst
4 19 (5.90%) Team Leader
5 18 (5.59%) IT Support
5 18 (5.59%) Project Manager
6 13 (4.04%) Architect
6 13 (4.04%) Delivery Manager
7 12 (3.73%) Operations Team Leader
7 12 (3.73%) Support Team Leader
8 11 (3.42%) Administrator
8 11 (3.42%) IT Manager
8 11 (3.42%) Security Architect
8 11 (3.42%) Service Manager
9 10 (3.11%) Software Engineer
10 9 (2.80%) Services Delivery Manager
11 8 (2.48%) Senior Developer
11 8 (2.48%) Software Developer
12 7 (2.17%) Senior Analyst
12 7 (2.17%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (10.56%) .NET
2 23 (7.14%) CSS
3 22 (6.83%) HTML
4 20 (6.21%) AngularJS
5 13 (4.04%) RESTful
6 12 (3.73%) HTML5
7 11 (3.42%) ASP.NET
8 9 (2.80%) Sass
9 8 (2.48%) Apache Flex
9 8 (2.48%) JSON
10 7 (2.17%) Middleware
10 7 (2.17%) Vue.js
11 6 (1.86%) CSS3
11 6 (1.86%) Web Services
12 5 (1.55%) ASP.NET Web API
12 5 (1.55%) REST
12 5 (1.55%) Spring
12 5 (1.55%) XML
13 4 (1.24%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 4 (1.24%) React
Miscellaneous
1 33 (10.25%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (7.14%) Management Information System
3 14 (4.35%) Driving Licence
4 13 (4.04%) User Experience
5 11 (3.42%) Self-Motivation
6 9 (2.80%) Data Centre
7 8 (2.48%) Enterprise Software
8 7 (2.17%) Fintech
9 4 (1.24%) Analytical Mindset
9 4 (1.24%) CESG
9 4 (1.24%) Private Cloud
9 4 (1.24%) SWIFT
10 3 (0.93%) Blackberry
10 3 (0.93%) Client/Server
10 3 (0.93%) EPoS
10 3 (0.93%) PKI
10 3 (0.93%) RSA SecurID
10 3 (0.93%) Smartphone
10 3 (0.93%) Social Media
10 3 (0.93%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 17 (5.28%) Windows
2 8 (2.48%) Linux
3 7 (2.17%) Windows Server
4 6 (1.86%) Android
4 6 (1.86%) Apple iOS
5 5 (1.55%) Unix
5 5 (1.55%) Windows 7
5 5 (1.55%) Windows 8
6 4 (1.24%) Windows 10
7 3 (0.93%) SUSE
8 1 (0.31%) CentOS
8 1 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.31%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.31%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 125 (38.82%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (14.91%) Project Management
3 43 (13.35%) ITIL
4 39 (12.11%) Mentoring
5 36 (11.18%) Stakeholder Management
6 34 (10.56%) Scrum
7 31 (9.63%) Information Security
8 30 (9.32%) Software Engineering
9 29 (9.01%) Risk Management
10 28 (8.70%) BDD
10 28 (8.70%) Continuous Integration
10 28 (8.70%) Decision-Making
11 26 (8.07%) Continuous Delivery
11 26 (8.07%) Problem-Solving
11 26 (8.07%) Service Delivery
11 26 (8.07%) Test Automation
12 25 (7.76%) Change Management
12 25 (7.76%) Coaching
13 24 (7.45%) SDLC
13 24 (7.45%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 41 (12.73%) SQL
2 35 (10.87%) Java
3 33 (10.25%) C#
4 31 (9.63%) JavaScript
5 11 (3.42%) PowerShell
5 11 (3.42%) T-SQL
6 6 (1.86%) VBScript
7 5 (1.55%) Python
7 5 (1.55%) TypeScript
8 4 (1.24%) C++
8 4 (1.24%) Ruby
9 3 (0.93%) Perl
9 3 (0.93%) PL/SQL
10 2 (0.62%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.62%) C
10 2 (0.62%) PHP
11 1 (0.31%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.31%) VB
11 1 (0.31%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.31%) VBA
Qualifications
1 31 (9.63%) Degree
2 14 (4.35%) ITIL Certification
2 14 (4.35%) Security Cleared
3 11 (3.42%) Computer Science Degree
4 10 (3.11%) CISM
4 10 (3.11%) CISSP
5 9 (2.80%) ISEB
5 9 (2.80%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (2.80%) PMP
6 8 (2.48%) CISA
7 6 (1.86%) MCSE
8 5 (1.55%) MCSA
9 4 (1.24%) AWS Certification
9 4 (1.24%) CESG Certified Professional
10 3 (0.93%) PMI Certification
11 2 (0.62%) ACCA
11 2 (0.62%) CIMA
11 2 (0.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 2 (0.62%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 1 (0.31%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (8.07%) GDPR
2 25 (7.76%) SLA
3 20 (6.21%) PMO
4 17 (5.28%) QA
5 15 (4.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 11 (3.42%) PCI DSS
7 7 (2.17%) COBIT
7 7 (2.17%) P3O
8 2 (0.62%) MiFID
9 1 (0.31%) Data Quality
System Software
1 17 (5.28%) Active Directory
2 12 (3.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.24%) Docker
3 4 (1.24%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.93%) Terminal Server
4 3 (0.93%) Terminal Services
4 3 (0.93%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (0.93%) vSphere
5 2 (0.62%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 6 (1.86%) SCCM
2 3 (0.93%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 3 (0.93%) Single Sign-On
3 2 (0.62%) HP ALM
3 2 (0.62%) Kibana
4 1 (0.31%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.31%) CA Wily
4 1 (0.31%) Consul
4 1 (0.31%) Docker Swarm
4 1 (0.31%) Ganglia
4 1 (0.31%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.31%) Netcool
4 1 (0.31%) SCOM
4 1 (0.31%) Terraform
Vendors
1 61 (18.94%) Microsoft
2 23 (7.14%) SAP
3 16 (4.97%) HP
4 13 (4.04%) Adobe
4 13 (4.04%) Oracle
4 13 (4.04%) VMware
5 5 (1.55%) Cisco
5 5 (1.55%) MobileIron
5 5 (1.55%) MuleSoft
6 4 (1.24%) Citrix
7 3 (0.93%) Clearswift
7 3 (0.93%) GoldenSource
7 3 (0.93%) IronPort
7 3 (0.93%) Micro Focus
7 3 (0.93%) NetApp
7 3 (0.93%) RedGate
7 3 (0.93%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (0.93%) Sitecore
7 3 (0.93%) Tableau
8 2 (0.62%) hybris