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

Continual Improvement
England > North West
6 months to
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 92 84 99
Rank change year-on-year -8 +15 +67
Permanent jobs citing Continuous Improvement 455 413 355
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.56% 3.38% 2.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.91% 3.73% 3.33%
Number of salaries quoted 284 311 297
North West median annual salary £48,250 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.58% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £27,800 £31,250 £28,250
90th Percentile £75,875 £63,750 £64,250
England median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +10.53% -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 11,634 11,066 10,669
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 90.95% 90.48% 88.77%
Number of salaries quoted 9,301 9,222 8,865
North West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
10th Percentile £27,261 £26,000 £24,750
90th Percentile £66,250 £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 February 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 February 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 -17 249 £50,000 - 63
Cheshire +6 124 £50,000 +5.26% 19
Merseyside +35 43 £47,500 +36.84% 10
Lancashire +17 32 £35,000 -17.65% 11
Continuous Improvement
England

For the 6 months to 19 February 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.

1 143 (31.43%) Agile Software Development
2 118 (25.93%) Finance
3 88 (19.34%) Analytical Skills
4 85 (18.68%) SQL
5 82 (18.02%) Project Management
5 82 (18.02%) Degree
6 69 (15.16%) QA
7 68 (14.95%) Java
8 67 (14.73%) Microsoft
9 65 (14.29%) Web Services
10 63 (13.85%) Logistics
11 61 (13.41%) ITIL
11 61 (13.41%) .NET
12 60 (13.19%) SAP
13 57 (12.53%) SDLC
13 57 (12.53%) Test Automation
14 56 (12.31%) C#
15 54 (11.87%) SQL Server
15 54 (11.87%) Collaborative Working
16 52 (11.43%) Scrum
17 51 (11.21%) JavaScript
17 51 (11.21%) TDD
17 51 (11.21%) Retail
17 51 (11.21%) Mobile App
18 47 (10.33%) Windows
19 46 (10.11%) Stakeholder Management
20 45 (9.89%) Risk Management
21 44 (9.67%) Manufacturing
21 44 (9.67%) Mentoring
22 43 (9.45%) MVC

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 16 (3.52%) Confluence
2 12 (2.64%) Apache Spark
3 9 (1.98%) Elasticsearch
4 5 (1.10%) IIS
4 5 (1.10%) SharePoint
5 4 (0.88%) Apache
5 4 (0.88%) EPiServer
5 4 (0.88%) JBoss
5 4 (0.88%) SAS
6 3 (0.66%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 3 (0.66%) MS Exchange
6 3 (0.66%) Sitefinity
7 2 (0.44%) Anypoint
7 2 (0.44%) Apache Pig
7 2 (0.44%) NServiceBus
7 2 (0.44%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.44%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.44%) WebSphere Application Server
7 2 (0.44%) WordPress
8 1 (0.22%) Joomla!
Applications
1 20 (4.40%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (3.08%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (1.76%) MS Visio
4 6 (1.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (1.10%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.66%) SPSS
7 2 (0.44%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.44%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.22%) Adobe After Effects
8 1 (0.22%) Adobe Premiere
8 1 (0.22%) Final Cut Pro
8 1 (0.22%) InDesign
8 1 (0.22%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 6 (1.32%) SAP SD
2 5 (1.10%) SAP CO
2 5 (1.10%) SAP FI
2 5 (1.10%) SAP FI/CO
2 5 (1.10%) SAP S/4HANA
3 4 (0.88%) SAP EWM
3 4 (0.88%) SAP FSCM
3 4 (0.88%) SAP QM
3 4 (0.88%) Unit4 Business World
4 3 (0.66%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.66%) Magento
4 3 (0.66%) SAP WM
5 2 (0.44%) SAP GRC
6 1 (0.22%) BusinessWorks
6 1 (0.22%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 29 (6.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (3.96%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (2.64%) Office 365
4 9 (1.98%) AWS CloudFormation
4 9 (1.98%) SaaS
5 7 (1.54%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 7 (1.54%) GitHub
6 6 (1.32%) PaaS
7 5 (1.10%) IaaS
8 3 (0.66%) Dynamics 365
8 3 (0.66%) IBM Blueworks
9 2 (0.44%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 1 (0.22%) Azure Machine Learning
10 1 (0.22%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
10 1 (0.22%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.22%) npm
10 1 (0.22%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 31 (6.81%) Internet
2 16 (3.52%) LAN
2 16 (3.52%) WAN
3 11 (2.42%) HTTP
4 9 (1.98%) Network Security
5 8 (1.76%) VLAN
6 7 (1.54%) MPLS
7 6 (1.32%) Wireless
8 5 (1.10%) Firewall
9 4 (0.88%) DHCP
9 4 (0.88%) DNS
10 3 (0.66%) Cisco IOS
10 3 (0.66%) Cisco Wireless
10 3 (0.66%) VoIP
11 2 (0.44%) Broadband
11 2 (0.44%) Intranet
11 2 (0.44%) Skype
11 2 (0.44%) SSL
11 2 (0.44%) VPN
12 1 (0.22%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (11.87%) SQL Server
2 30 (6.59%) MySQL
3 22 (4.84%) Big Data
4 16 (3.52%) Data Warehouse
5 14 (3.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 12 (2.64%) MongoDB
7 11 (2.42%) Hadoop
8 8 (1.76%) DTS
8 8 (1.76%) SQL Server 2005
9 7 (1.54%) NoSQL
9 7 (1.54%) SQL Server 2012
10 6 (1.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 5 (1.10%) Relational Database
12 4 (0.88%) Apache Hive
12 4 (0.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 3 (0.66%) DB2
13 3 (0.66%) MS Access
13 3 (0.66%) Power BI
14 2 (0.44%) Data Lake
14 2 (0.44%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 30 (6.59%) JIRA
2 27 (5.93%) Jenkins
2 27 (5.93%) Selenium
3 26 (5.71%) Git (software)
4 22 (4.84%) eCATT
4 22 (4.84%) LSMW
5 17 (3.74%) Bitbucket
5 17 (3.74%) SonarQube
6 13 (2.86%) JUnit
7 10 (2.20%) Maven
7 10 (2.20%) Subversion
8 9 (1.98%) Gradle
9 7 (1.54%) Cucumber
9 7 (1.54%) Team Foundation Server
9 7 (1.54%) Visual Studio
10 5 (1.10%) IntelliJ
11 4 (0.88%) Mercurial
12 3 (0.66%) Apache Ivy
12 3 (0.66%) MSBuild
12 3 (0.66%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 118 (25.93%) Finance
2 51 (11.21%) Retail
3 44 (9.67%) Manufacturing
4 40 (8.79%) Banking
5 27 (5.93%) Legal
6 26 (5.71%) Investment Banking
6 26 (5.71%) Law
7 24 (5.27%) Publishing
8 22 (4.84%) Billing
9 19 (4.18%) German Language
9 19 (4.18%) Marketing
10 12 (2.64%) Telecoms
11 10 (2.20%) Advertising
12 6 (1.32%) Military
12 6 (1.32%) Retail Banking
13 5 (1.10%) General Ledger
14 4 (0.88%) Automotive
15 3 (0.66%) Games
16 2 (0.44%) Aerospace
16 2 (0.44%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 92 (20.22%) Analyst
2 84 (18.46%) Developer
3 52 (11.43%) Consultant
4 38 (8.35%) Business Analyst
5 35 (7.69%) Senior Developer
6 29 (6.37%) Senior Analyst
7 28 (6.15%) SAP Consultant
8 23 (5.05%) Senior Business Analyst
9 22 (4.84%) Java Developer
10 20 (4.40%) Software Developer
11 18 (3.96%) .NET Developer
11 18 (3.96%) Business Systems Analyst
11 18 (3.96%) Logistics Analyst
11 18 (3.96%) Logistics Business Analyst
11 18 (3.96%) Project Manager
11 18 (3.96%) Senior Business Systems Analyst
11 18 (3.96%) Team Leader
12 17 (3.74%) C# Developer
12 17 (3.74%) Security Analyst
13 16 (3.52%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (14.29%) Web Services
2 61 (13.41%) .NET
3 39 (8.57%) HTML
4 34 (7.47%) jQuery
5 32 (7.03%) .NET Framework
5 32 (7.03%) AngularJS
6 31 (6.81%) CSS
7 28 (6.15%) RESTful
8 26 (5.71%) Spring
9 25 (5.49%) ASP.NET
10 24 (5.27%) Entity Framework
10 24 (5.27%) SOAP
11 23 (5.05%) EDI
11 23 (5.05%) IDoc
12 16 (3.52%) Backbone.js
12 16 (3.52%) Ember.js
12 16 (3.52%) Java EE
13 15 (3.30%) ADO.NET
13 15 (3.30%) REST
14 14 (3.08%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 88 (19.34%) Analytical Skills
2 51 (11.21%) Mobile App
3 43 (9.45%) Management Information System
4 35 (7.69%) Computer Science
5 30 (6.59%) FMCG
6 23 (5.05%) Driving Licence
7 22 (4.84%) Internet of Things
8 19 (4.18%) LIMS
8 19 (4.18%) PMI
9 13 (2.86%) Enterprise Software
10 9 (1.98%) Smart Meter
11 7 (1.54%) User Experience
12 6 (1.32%) NHS
13 5 (1.10%) Wiki
14 4 (0.88%) Cyberattack
14 4 (0.88%) Life Science
15 3 (0.66%) CCTV
15 3 (0.66%) Public Cloud
15 3 (0.66%) Tandem
16 2 (0.44%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 47 (10.33%) Windows
2 36 (7.91%) Linux
3 14 (3.08%) Windows Server 2012
4 13 (2.86%) Unix
5 12 (2.64%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (2.42%) Windows Server
7 4 (0.88%) Windows 10
7 4 (0.88%) Windows 7
7 4 (0.88%) Windows 8
8 3 (0.66%) Mac OS
8 3 (0.66%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.44%) Android
9 2 (0.44%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.44%) CentOS
9 2 (0.44%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.22%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 143 (31.43%) Agile Software Development
2 82 (18.02%) Project Management
3 63 (13.85%) Logistics
4 61 (13.41%) ITIL
5 57 (12.53%) SDLC
5 57 (12.53%) Test Automation
6 54 (11.87%) Collaborative Working
7 52 (11.43%) Scrum
8 51 (11.21%) TDD
9 46 (10.11%) Stakeholder Management
10 45 (9.89%) Risk Management
11 44 (9.67%) Mentoring
12 43 (9.45%) MVC
12 43 (9.45%) Software Engineering
13 41 (9.01%) Continuous Integration
13 41 (9.01%) GAP Analysis
14 40 (8.79%) Information Security
15 39 (8.57%) DevOps
16 38 (8.35%) Process Improvement
17 37 (8.13%) Feasibility Study
Programming Languages
1 85 (18.68%) SQL
2 68 (14.95%) Java
3 56 (12.31%) C#
4 51 (11.21%) JavaScript
5 29 (6.37%) T-SQL
6 24 (5.27%) ABAP
7 15 (3.30%) C
8 11 (2.42%) PHP
9 9 (1.98%) Python
10 7 (1.54%) TypeScript
11 6 (1.32%) Perl
12 5 (1.10%) VB.NET
13 4 (0.88%) Ruby
13 4 (0.88%) Shell Script
14 3 (0.66%) Bash Shell
14 3 (0.66%) VBA
15 2 (0.44%) C++
15 2 (0.44%) Groovy
15 2 (0.44%) R
16 1 (0.22%) ES6
Qualifications
1 82 (18.02%) Degree
2 26 (5.71%) CISSP
3 19 (4.18%) CISA
3 19 (4.18%) CISM
3 19 (4.18%) PMI Certification
4 15 (3.30%) Computer Science Degree
4 15 (3.30%) Security Cleared
5 12 (2.64%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (1.98%) CRISC
6 9 (1.98%) SC Cleared
7 8 (1.76%) ISEB
7 8 (1.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 8 (1.76%) MCSA
8 7 (1.54%) GCIH
8 7 (1.54%) GIAC
8 7 (1.54%) MCSE
9 6 (1.32%) HND
9 6 (1.32%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (1.10%) CCNA
10 5 (1.10%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (15.16%) QA
2 21 (4.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 18 (3.96%) SLA
4 14 (3.08%) PMO
5 13 (2.86%) GDPR
6 8 (1.76%) MiFID
7 3 (0.66%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.44%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.44%) ISAE 3402
9 1 (0.22%) IEC 61508
9 1 (0.22%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 20 (4.40%) Active Directory
2 12 (2.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (1.76%) Hyper-V
4 6 (1.32%) Docker
5 3 (0.66%) XenApp
5 3 (0.66%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.22%) UAG
6 1 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 14 (3.08%) Opscode Chef
2 10 (2.20%) Puppet
3 8 (1.76%) FortiGate
4 7 (1.54%) SCCM
4 7 (1.54%) ZABBIX
5 6 (1.32%) SCOM
6 5 (1.10%) Simian Army
7 4 (0.88%) CA Wily
7 4 (0.88%) Failover Clustering
7 4 (0.88%) Microsoft Intune
8 3 (0.66%) EMC NetWorker
8 3 (0.66%) Ganglia
8 3 (0.66%) Kubernetes
8 3 (0.66%) Netcool
8 3 (0.66%) SCVMM
9 2 (0.44%) BladeLogic
10 1 (0.22%) Ambari
10 1 (0.22%) Ansible
10 1 (0.22%) Kibana
10 1 (0.22%) Wonderware InTouch
Vendors
1 67 (14.73%) Microsoft
2 60 (13.19%) SAP
3 27 (5.93%) Oracle
4 17 (3.74%) Cisco
5 12 (2.64%) VMware
6 11 (2.42%) Google
6 11 (2.42%) HP
7 10 (2.20%) Tableau
8 8 (1.76%) Intel
8 8 (1.76%) Juniper
8 8 (1.76%) ProCurve
8 8 (1.76%) Sophos
9 7 (1.54%) Apigee
9 7 (1.54%) Citrix
9 7 (1.54%) Facebook
9 7 (1.54%) IBM
9 7 (1.54%) Xamarin
10 5 (1.10%) Adobe
10 5 (1.10%) Aquila
10 5 (1.10%) MuleSoft