Period
to 19 September 2018

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 6 months to 19 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Process Improvement
England > North West
6 months to
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 194 201 174
Rank change year-on-year +7 -27 +12
Permanent jobs citing Process Improvement 177 193 193
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.49% 1.46% 1.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.63% 1.60% 1.81%
Number of salaries quoted 127 113 141
North West median annual salary £49,500 £41,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +19.28% -7.78% +4.82%
10th Percentile £31,700 £25,850 £28,750
90th Percentile £63,284 £64,750 £65,000
England median annual salary £51,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +2.00% - -

Process 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 10,849 12,050 10,688
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 91.08% 91.14% 90.48%
Number of salaries quoted 8,716 9,618 8,955
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

Process Improvement
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Process Improvement as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

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 6 months to 19 September 2018.

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 6 months to 19 September 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
Cheshire +6 72 £42,500 +6.25% 4
Manchester +4 68 £50,000 +5.26% 15
Lancashire +21 23 £48,819 +84.22% 3
Merseyside +11 9 £37,500 -31.82% 2
Cumbria - 4 £50,000 - 2
Process Improvement
England

For the 6 months to 19 September 2018, IT jobs citing Process 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 Process Improvement.

1 74 (41.81%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (27.12%) Analytical Skills
3 44 (24.86%) Project Management
4 43 (24.29%) SQL
5 37 (20.90%) ITIL
6 32 (18.08%) Coaching
7 29 (16.38%) Finance
8 28 (15.82%) Linux
8 28 (15.82%) Collaborative Working
9 27 (15.25%) Continuous Integration
10 26 (14.69%) Amazon AWS
11 25 (14.12%) Mentoring
12 23 (12.99%) SQL Server
12 23 (12.99%) Stakeholder Management
13 22 (12.43%) Time Management
13 22 (12.43%) Business Process Improvement
14 21 (11.86%) Test Automation
14 21 (11.86%) Problem-Solving
14 21 (11.86%) JavaScript
14 21 (11.86%) Web Services
14 21 (11.86%) Microsoft
14 21 (11.86%) Service Delivery
15 20 (11.30%) CSS
15 20 (11.30%) Unix
15 20 (11.30%) HTML
16 19 (10.73%) PHP
16 19 (10.73%) MySQL
16 19 (10.73%) SAP
16 19 (10.73%) OO
16 19 (10.73%) Active Directory

Process 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 9 (5.08%) IIS
2 7 (3.95%) Cloud Foundry
2 7 (3.95%) OpenStack
3 3 (1.69%) Confluence
4 1 (0.56%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.56%) SAS
4 1 (0.56%) Tomcat
Applications
1 9 (5.08%) MS Visio
2 4 (2.26%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.69%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (1.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (2.26%) SAP CO
1 4 (2.26%) SAP FI
1 4 (2.26%) SAP FI/CO
2 3 (1.69%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (1.13%) NetSuite
3 2 (1.13%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (1.13%) SAP SD
4 1 (0.56%) Epicor Tropos
Cloud Services
1 26 (14.69%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (10.73%) GitHub
2 19 (10.73%) Office 365
3 9 (5.08%) DigitalOcean
3 9 (5.08%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (3.95%) AWS CloudFormation
4 7 (3.95%) Google Cloud Platform
4 7 (3.95%) IaaS
4 7 (3.95%) SaaS
5 3 (1.69%) Trello
6 2 (1.13%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.56%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 18 (10.17%) Firewall
1 18 (10.17%) VPN
2 7 (3.95%) Network Security
2 7 (3.95%) TCP/IP
3 3 (1.69%) SAN
4 1 (0.56%) 802.11
4 1 (0.56%) BGP
4 1 (0.56%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (0.56%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (0.56%) Cisco PIX
4 1 (0.56%) DNS
4 1 (0.56%) EIGRP
4 1 (0.56%) IPsec
4 1 (0.56%) MPLS
4 1 (0.56%) OSPF
4 1 (0.56%) SSL
4 1 (0.56%) TACACS
4 1 (0.56%) Wireless
4 1 (0.56%) Wireshark
4 1 (0.56%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (12.99%) SQL Server
2 19 (10.73%) MongoDB
2 19 (10.73%) MySQL
3 18 (10.17%) MariaDB
4 5 (2.82%) Big Data
4 5 (2.82%) GIS
5 1 (0.56%) Data Lake
5 1 (0.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 19 (10.73%) Git (software)
1 19 (10.73%) PHPUnit
2 5 (2.82%) JIRA
3 2 (1.13%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.56%) JSUnit
4 1 (0.56%) MorphX
4 1 (0.56%) Selenium
4 1 (0.56%) Vagrant
General
1 29 (16.38%) Finance
2 17 (9.60%) Manufacturing
3 14 (7.91%) Banking
4 10 (5.65%) Investment Banking
4 10 (5.65%) Retail
5 8 (4.52%) Marketing
6 6 (3.39%) Electronics
6 6 (3.39%) Law
6 6 (3.39%) Telecoms
7 4 (2.26%) Billing
8 2 (1.13%) Automotive
8 2 (1.13%) Games
9 1 (0.56%) Advertising
9 1 (0.56%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.56%) Back Office
9 1 (0.56%) Front Office
9 1 (0.56%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.56%) Legal
9 1 (0.56%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 56 (31.64%) Analyst
2 25 (14.12%) Business Analyst
3 24 (13.56%) IT Manager
4 21 (11.86%) Developer
5 19 (10.73%) PHP Developer
6 18 (10.17%) Project Manager
7 15 (8.47%) Service Manager
8 14 (7.91%) IT Services Manager
9 13 (7.34%) Technical Analyst
10 10 (5.65%) Backend Developer
10 10 (5.65%) Senior Manager
10 10 (5.65%) Technical Manager
11 9 (5.08%) IT Analyst
11 9 (5.08%) IT Project Manager
11 9 (5.08%) MySQL Developer
11 9 (5.08%) PHP MySQL Developer
11 9 (5.08%) Project Analyst
11 9 (5.08%) Technical Project Manager
12 8 (4.52%) Mid-Level PHP Developer
12 8 (4.52%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (11.86%) Web Services
2 20 (11.30%) CSS
2 20 (11.30%) HTML
3 19 (10.73%) jQuery
3 19 (10.73%) Laravel
3 19 (10.73%) RabbitMQ
3 19 (10.73%) REST
3 19 (10.73%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 2 (1.13%) IDoc
5 1 (0.56%) .NET
5 1 (0.56%) 802.1X
5 1 (0.56%) CSS3
5 1 (0.56%) Flash
5 1 (0.56%) HTML5
5 1 (0.56%) Java EE
5 1 (0.56%) JSON
5 1 (0.56%) Node.js
5 1 (0.56%) RESTful
5 1 (0.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 48 (27.12%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (10.73%) Linux Command Line
3 10 (5.65%) User Experience
4 9 (5.08%) Management Information System
4 9 (5.08%) Smart Meter
5 7 (3.95%) Cloud Native
5 7 (3.95%) Hybrid Cloud
6 6 (3.39%) Private Cloud
6 6 (3.39%) Virtual Team
7 4 (2.26%) PKI
8 3 (1.69%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.69%) FMCG
8 3 (1.69%) Mobile App
8 3 (1.69%) Mobile Payment
8 3 (1.69%) Self-Motivation
9 2 (1.13%) Clustering
10 1 (0.56%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.56%) Online Banking
10 1 (0.56%) Online Games
10 1 (0.56%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 28 (15.82%) Linux
2 20 (11.30%) Unix
3 7 (3.95%) Android
3 7 (3.95%) Apple iOS
3 7 (3.95%) Windows
4 3 (1.69%) Windows 10
5 2 (1.13%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (1.13%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (41.81%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (24.86%) Project Management
3 37 (20.90%) ITIL
4 32 (18.08%) Coaching
5 28 (15.82%) Collaborative Working
6 27 (15.25%) Continuous Integration
7 25 (14.12%) Mentoring
8 23 (12.99%) Stakeholder Management
9 22 (12.43%) Business Process Improvement
9 22 (12.43%) Time Management
10 21 (11.86%) Problem-Solving
10 21 (11.86%) Service Delivery
10 21 (11.86%) Test Automation
11 19 (10.73%) Continuous Improvement
11 19 (10.73%) Dependency Injection
11 19 (10.73%) MVC
11 19 (10.73%) OO
12 18 (10.17%) API Integration
12 18 (10.17%) Disaster Recovery
12 18 (10.17%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 43 (24.29%) SQL
2 21 (11.86%) JavaScript
3 19 (10.73%) PHP
4 7 (3.95%) Java
5 2 (1.13%) C
5 2 (1.13%) Python
6 1 (0.56%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.56%) C#
6 1 (0.56%) C++
6 1 (0.56%) R
6 1 (0.56%) Ruby
6 1 (0.56%) X++
Qualifications
1 17 (9.60%) Degree
2 9 (5.08%) Security Cleared
3 5 (2.82%) CISSP
4 4 (2.26%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (2.26%) GCIH
4 4 (2.26%) GIAC
4 4 (2.26%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (1.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 3 (1.69%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.13%) ISEB
6 2 (1.13%) MCSE
6 2 (1.13%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (1.13%) SAP Certification
7 1 (0.56%) ACCA
7 1 (0.56%) CCNA
7 1 (0.56%) CCNP
7 1 (0.56%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.56%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.56%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.65%) QA
2 7 (3.95%) GCP
3 6 (3.39%) Data Quality
3 6 (3.39%) SLA
4 5 (2.82%) PMO
5 2 (1.13%) ISO 9001
5 2 (1.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.56%) GDPR
System Software
1 19 (10.73%) Active Directory
2 7 (3.95%) Hyper-V
2 7 (3.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.69%) vSphere
4 2 (1.13%) BitLocker
5 1 (0.56%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (4.52%) Ansible
1 8 (4.52%) Opscode Chef
1 8 (4.52%) Puppet
2 7 (3.95%) Terraform
3 2 (1.13%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (1.13%) SCCM
4 1 (0.56%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (0.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 21 (11.86%) Microsoft
2 19 (10.73%) New Relic
2 19 (10.73%) SAP
3 10 (5.65%) VMware
4 5 (2.82%) JDA
5 4 (2.26%) Remedy
6 3 (1.69%) Capita
6 3 (1.69%) Oracle
7 2 (1.13%) JD Edwards
8 1 (0.56%) Aruba
8 1 (0.56%) Brocade
8 1 (0.56%) Cisco
8 1 (0.56%) Citrix
8 1 (0.56%) Dell Compellent
8 1 (0.56%) EMC
8 1 (0.56%) F5
8 1 (0.56%) Riverbed
8 1 (0.56%) Sage
8 1 (0.56%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.56%) Tableau