The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for Process Improvement skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Process Improvement over the 3 months to 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Process Improvement
England / North West
Rank 160 123 158
Rank change year-on-year -37 +35  
Permanent jobs citing Process Improvement 91 115 98
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.50% 2.02% 1.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.66% 2.30% 1.68%
Number of salaries quoted 54 100 68
Median salary £48,250 £42,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.52% -15.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £37,747 £30,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £71,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £43,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -2.29% -3.33%  

Process Improvement is in the process and methodology skills category. The next 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 and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
North West
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 5480 4997 5827
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 90.40% 87.85% 88.54%
Number of salaries quoted 4557 4156 4689
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Process Improvement
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing Process Improvement as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Process Improvement in the North West

Process Improvement
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Process Improvement in the North West.

Salary trend for Process Improvement in the North West

Process Improvement
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Process Improvement in the North West over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Process Improvement in the North West

Process 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 Process Improvement within the North West region over the 3 months to 26 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -39 40 £43,000 -4.44% 5
Cheshire +22 36 £50,000 +25.00% 2
Merseyside -4 9 £62,500 +4.16%
Lancashire -17 2 - -
Process Improvement
England

Process Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, IT jobs citing Process 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 Process Improvement.

1 81 (42.41%) Finance
2 57 (29.84%) ITIL
3 56 (29.32%) Agile Software Development
4 34 (17.80%) Microsoft
5 31 (16.23%) SDLC
6 30 (15.71%) Continuous Improvement
6 30 (15.71%) Change Management
7 29 (15.18%) Degree
8 28 (14.66%) Stakeholder Management
9 26 (13.61%) SQL
10 25 (13.09%) ISEB
10 25 (13.09%) Management Information System
11 24 (12.57%) Windows
12 23 (12.04%) Project Management
12 23 (12.04%) Analytical Skills
13 20 (10.47%) QA
14 19 (9.95%) IBM
15 18 (9.42%) Oracle
15 18 (9.42%) Retail
16 17 (8.90%) SAP
16 17 (8.90%) Business Analysis
16 17 (8.90%) Coaching
16 17 (8.90%) Functional Testing
17 16 (8.38%) Waterfall
17 16 (8.38%) Mentoring
17 16 (8.38%) .NET
17 16 (8.38%) Java
17 16 (8.38%) Banking
17 16 (8.38%) Service Delivery
18 15 (7.85%) Active Directory

Process Improvement
Top Related 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 (4.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 4 (2.09%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.05%) CMS
3 2 (1.05%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.05%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (0.52%) SAS
Applications
1 12 (6.28%) MS Excel
2 11 (5.76%) MS PowerPoint
3 9 (4.71%) MS Visio
4 7 (3.66%) MS Office
5 2 (1.05%) MS Project
6 1 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.52%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 10 (5.24%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (2.62%) SAP AFS
2 5 (2.62%) SAP CO
2 5 (2.62%) SAP FI
2 5 (2.62%) SAP FI/CO
3 4 (2.09%) Oracle Applications
3 4 (2.09%) SAP MM
3 4 (2.09%) SAP PP
3 4 (2.09%) SAP SCM
4 3 (1.57%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (1.57%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (1.05%) JDE EnterpriseOne
5 2 (1.05%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (1.05%) SAP ERP
5 2 (1.05%) SAP S/4HANA
6 1 (0.52%) Maximo
6 1 (0.52%) Oracle Assets
6 1 (0.52%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.52%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.52%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.52%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.52%) Boomi
1 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.52%) PaaS
1 1 (0.52%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.14%) Firewall
2 3 (1.57%) DHCP
2 3 (1.57%) DNS
2 3 (1.57%) Ethernet
2 3 (1.57%) Internet
2 3 (1.57%) LAN
2 3 (1.57%) OSPF
2 3 (1.57%) WAN
2 3 (1.57%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (1.05%) Broadband
3 2 (1.05%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.05%) VoIP
3 2 (1.05%) VPN
4 1 (0.52%) FTP
4 1 (0.52%) NAS
4 1 (0.52%) SAN
4 1 (0.52%) Unified Communications
4 1 (0.52%) Wireless
4 1 (0.52%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (1.05%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.52%) Big Data
3 1 (0.52%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (0.52%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.52%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (0.52%) Oracle BI Publisher
3 1 (0.52%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 12 (6.28%) Selenium
2 8 (4.19%) Cucumber
3 7 (3.66%) FitNesse
3 7 (3.66%) HP UFT
3 7 (3.66%) JIRA
4 4 (2.09%) JUnit
5 3 (1.57%) Maven
5 3 (1.57%) Visual Studio
6 2 (1.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (1.05%) Git (software)
6 2 (1.05%) JMeter
6 2 (1.05%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.52%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.52%) SpecFlow
General
1 81 (42.41%) Finance
2 18 (9.42%) Retail
3 16 (8.38%) Banking
4 11 (5.76%) Legal
4 11 (5.76%) Manufacturing
5 7 (3.66%) Marketing
6 5 (2.62%) Corporate Banking
6 5 (2.62%) Financial Institution
7 4 (2.09%) German Language
8 3 (1.57%) French Language
9 2 (1.05%) Games
9 2 (1.05%) Publishing
9 2 (1.05%) Telecoms
9 2 (1.05%) Wholesale Banking
10 1 (0.52%) Advertising
10 1 (0.52%) Back Office
10 1 (0.52%) Electronics
10 1 (0.52%) Front Office
10 1 (0.52%) Italian Language
10 1 (0.52%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 53 (27.75%) Analyst
2 26 (13.61%) Business Analyst
3 23 (12.04%) Tester
4 17 (8.90%) Developer
5 16 (8.38%) Consultant
6 13 (6.81%) Software Tester
7 12 (6.28%) Project Manager
8 10 (5.24%) Architect
8 10 (5.24%) Automation Tester
9 9 (4.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 9 (4.71%) Senior Analyst
10 8 (4.19%) Service Manager
11 7 (3.66%) QA Automation Tester
11 7 (3.66%) QA Tester
11 7 (3.66%) Software QA Tester
11 7 (3.66%) Solutions Architect
12 6 (3.14%) Applications Developer
12 6 (3.14%) Operations Manager
12 6 (3.14%) Senior Business Analyst
12 6 (3.14%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (8.38%) .NET
2 12 (6.28%) XML
3 11 (5.76%) EDI
4 10 (5.24%) EDIFACT
4 10 (5.24%) XSLT
5 7 (3.66%) Java EE
5 7 (3.66%) Web Services
6 6 (3.14%) ASP.NET
7 3 (1.57%) CSS
7 3 (1.57%) HTML
7 3 (1.57%) jQuery
8 2 (1.05%) AngularJS
8 2 (1.05%) Elastic Stack
8 2 (1.05%) Hibernate
8 2 (1.05%) Middleware
8 2 (1.05%) Spring
9 1 (0.52%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.52%) Oracle Fusion
9 1 (0.52%) SAP Fiori
9 1 (0.52%) SAPUI5
Miscellaneous
1 25 (13.09%) Management Information System
2 23 (12.04%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (4.71%) Data Centre
4 7 (3.66%) CMDB
5 6 (3.14%) Virtual Team
6 4 (2.09%) Life Science
7 3 (1.57%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.57%) Security Operations Centre
7 3 (1.57%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (1.05%) Cyber Attack
8 2 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (0.52%) Credit Derivative
9 1 (0.52%) Derivative
9 1 (0.52%) e-Learning
9 1 (0.52%) Equity Derivative
9 1 (0.52%) Fixed Income
9 1 (0.52%) Interest Rate Derivative
9 1 (0.52%) PlayStation
9 1 (0.52%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 24 (12.57%) Windows
2 10 (5.24%) Windows Server
3 3 (1.57%) Mac OS X
3 3 (1.57%) Windows 10
3 3 (1.57%) Windows 7
3 3 (1.57%) Windows 8
4 2 (1.05%) Android
4 2 (1.05%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.05%) Linux
4 2 (1.05%) Unix
5 1 (0.52%) Windows 2000
5 1 (0.52%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.52%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.52%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (29.84%) ITIL
2 56 (29.32%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (16.23%) SDLC
4 30 (15.71%) Change Management
4 30 (15.71%) Continuous Improvement
5 28 (14.66%) Stakeholder Management
6 23 (12.04%) Project Management
7 17 (8.90%) Business Analysis
7 17 (8.90%) Coaching
7 17 (8.90%) Functional Testing
8 16 (8.38%) Mentoring
8 16 (8.38%) Service Delivery
8 16 (8.38%) Waterfall
9 14 (7.33%) Defect Management
9 14 (7.33%) ITSM
9 14 (7.33%) Six Sigma
9 14 (7.33%) Test Scripting
10 13 (6.81%) CRM
10 13 (6.81%) Scrum
11 12 (6.28%) Process Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (13.61%) SQL
2 16 (8.38%) Java
3 10 (5.24%) C#
4 6 (3.14%) R
5 5 (2.62%) ABAP
6 3 (1.57%) C
7 2 (1.05%) Groovy
7 2 (1.05%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.52%) C++
8 1 (0.52%) MATLAB
8 1 (0.52%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.52%) Python
8 1 (0.52%) Ruby
8 1 (0.52%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 29 (15.18%) Degree
2 25 (13.09%) ISEB
3 10 (5.24%) MCSE
3 10 (5.24%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (4.71%) MCITP
4 9 (4.71%) MCSA
4 9 (4.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 7 (3.66%) ITIL Certification
5 7 (3.66%) Security Cleared
6 6 (3.14%) CISSP
6 6 (3.14%) SC Cleared
7 5 (2.62%) CISM
7 5 (2.62%) ISTQB
8 4 (2.09%) SANS
8 4 (2.09%) Six Sigma Black Belt
8 4 (2.09%) Six Sigma Green Belt
9 3 (1.57%) GCFA
9 3 (1.57%) GCFE
10 2 (1.05%) Postgraduate
11 1 (0.52%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (10.47%) QA
2 8 (4.19%) SLA
3 7 (3.66%) COBIT
4 6 (3.14%) PCI DSS
5 3 (1.57%) PMO
6 1 (0.52%) EMIR
6 1 (0.52%) ISO13485
6 1 (0.52%) MiFID
6 1 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.52%) SDET
System Software
1 15 (7.85%) Active Directory
2 12 (6.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (3.66%) vSphere
4 3 (1.57%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.52%) Docker
5 1 (0.52%) KVM
Systems Management
1 7 (3.66%) vRealize
2 3 (1.57%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (1.57%) Microsoft Intune
2 3 (1.57%) SCCM
3 2 (1.05%) Nessus
3 2 (1.05%) Nexpose
3 2 (1.05%) Nmap
3 2 (1.05%) QRadar
4 1 (0.52%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 34 (17.80%) Microsoft
2 19 (9.95%) IBM
3 18 (9.42%) Oracle
4 17 (8.90%) SAP
5 12 (6.28%) VMware
6 11 (5.76%) IBM Sterling
7 10 (5.24%) Remedy
8 7 (3.66%) Cognizant
9 5 (2.62%) Apple
10 4 (2.09%) Cadence
10 4 (2.09%) HP
10 4 (2.09%) ServiceNow
11 3 (1.57%) BMC
11 3 (1.57%) Cisco
11 3 (1.57%) Citrix
11 3 (1.57%) Intel
11 3 (1.57%) Intel Security
11 3 (1.57%) Palo Alto
11 3 (1.57%) Riverbed
11 3 (1.57%) Splunk
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