Period
to 21 June 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 21 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Process Improvement
England > North West
6 months to
21 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 171 201 158
Rank change year-on-year +30 -43 +13
Permanent jobs citing Process Improvement 222 187 211
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.80% 1.46% 1.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.97% 1.60% 2.08%
Number of salaries quoted 145 118 182
North West median annual salary £49,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.89% +5.88% -15.00%
10th Percentile £28,500 £31,250 £26,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £68,750 £60,000
England median annual salary £51,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +2.00% +5.26% -5.00%

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 11,253 11,710 10,124
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 91.41% 91.24% 89.79%
Number of salaries quoted 9,061 9,601 8,468
North West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £24,250
90th Percentile £66,250 £63,250 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,500
% change year-on-year - +3.09% +2.11%

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 21 June 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 21 June 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 +32 94 £47,500 +18.75% 8
Cheshire -13 85 £46,250 +2.78% 8
Lancashire +13 24 £50,000 +57.48% 4
Merseyside +12 12 £45,000 -28.00%
Cumbria - 4 £50,000 -
Process Improvement
England

For the 6 months to 21 June 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 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (26.13%) Analytical Skills
3 47 (21.17%) SQL
4 46 (20.72%) Finance
5 41 (18.47%) Degree
6 40 (18.02%) Test Automation
7 38 (17.12%) Project Management
7 38 (17.12%) Collaborative Working
8 36 (16.22%) Web Services
9 34 (15.32%) ITIL
9 34 (15.32%) Linux
10 33 (14.86%) JavaScript
11 32 (14.41%) SQL Server
12 31 (13.96%) Logistics
12 31 (13.96%) Git (software)
13 30 (13.51%) Continuous Integration
13 30 (13.51%) HTML
13 30 (13.51%) CSS
14 29 (13.06%) OO
14 29 (13.06%) Microsoft
14 29 (13.06%) Problem-Solving
15 28 (12.61%) QA
15 28 (12.61%) Amazon AWS
16 27 (12.16%) Continuous Improvement
16 27 (12.16%) GitHub
16 27 (12.16%) Manufacturing
17 25 (11.26%) MVC
17 25 (11.26%) Unix
17 25 (11.26%) PHP
17 25 (11.26%) MySQL

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 10 (4.50%) IIS
2 3 (1.35%) Cloud Foundry
2 3 (1.35%) Confluence
2 3 (1.35%) OpenStack
3 1 (0.45%) CMS
3 1 (0.45%) SAS
3 1 (0.45%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 4 (1.80%) MS Visio
2 3 (1.35%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.90%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.90%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (3.15%) Oracle ERP
2 6 (2.70%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (2.70%) Oracle EBS R12
3 5 (2.25%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (2.25%) HFM
3 5 (2.25%) Oracle Assets
3 5 (2.25%) Oracle General Ledger
3 5 (2.25%) Oracle Payables
3 5 (2.25%) Oracle Receivables
4 4 (1.80%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (1.80%) NetSuite
5 2 (0.90%) BPCS
5 2 (0.90%) Dynamics GP
5 2 (0.90%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.90%) SAP SD
6 1 (0.45%) Oracle 11i
6 1 (0.45%) Oracle HRMS
6 1 (0.45%) Oracle Payroll
6 1 (0.45%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.45%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 28 (12.61%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (12.16%) GitHub
3 25 (11.26%) DigitalOcean
4 17 (7.66%) Office 365
5 5 (2.25%) Microsoft Azure
6 4 (1.80%) Dynamics 365
6 4 (1.80%) Trello
7 3 (1.35%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (1.35%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (1.35%) IaaS
8 2 (0.90%) SaaS
9 1 (0.45%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 15 (6.76%) Firewall
1 15 (6.76%) VPN
2 8 (3.60%) Network Security
3 6 (2.70%) TCP/IP
4 4 (1.80%) SAN
5 2 (0.90%) 802.11
5 2 (0.90%) BGP
5 2 (0.90%) DHCP
5 2 (0.90%) DNS
5 2 (0.90%) EIGRP
5 2 (0.90%) Ethernet
5 2 (0.90%) Internet
5 2 (0.90%) LAN
5 2 (0.90%) MPLS
5 2 (0.90%) OSPF
5 2 (0.90%) SNMP
5 2 (0.90%) SSL
5 2 (0.90%) VoIP
5 2 (0.90%) WAN
5 2 (0.90%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (14.41%) SQL Server
2 25 (11.26%) MongoDB
2 25 (11.26%) MySQL
3 6 (2.70%) Big Data
4 5 (2.25%) Essbase
4 5 (2.25%) GIS
4 5 (2.25%) MariaDB
5 2 (0.90%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.45%) Data Lake
6 1 (0.45%) Flink
6 1 (0.45%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 31 (13.96%) Git (software)
2 25 (11.26%) PHPUnit
3 12 (5.41%) JIRA
3 12 (5.41%) Selenium
4 8 (3.60%) Jenkins
5 6 (2.70%) Cucumber
5 6 (2.70%) SoapUI
6 5 (2.25%) JSUnit
6 5 (2.25%) Visual Studio
7 4 (1.80%) NUnit
8 2 (0.90%) FitNesse
8 2 (0.90%) HP UFT
8 2 (0.90%) Robot Framework
8 2 (0.90%) SpecFlow
9 1 (0.45%) MorphX
9 1 (0.45%) Vagrant
General
1 46 (20.72%) Finance
2 27 (12.16%) Manufacturing
3 17 (7.66%) Retail
4 15 (6.76%) Banking
5 12 (5.41%) Investment Banking
6 10 (4.50%) Telecoms
7 9 (4.05%) Billing
7 9 (4.05%) Marketing
8 8 (3.60%) Electronics
8 8 (3.60%) Law
9 6 (2.70%) General Ledger
9 6 (2.70%) Legal
10 5 (2.25%) Games
11 4 (1.80%) Automotive
12 3 (1.35%) Advertising
13 2 (0.90%) French Language
13 2 (0.90%) German Language
13 2 (0.90%) Japanese Language
14 1 (0.45%) Italian Language
14 1 (0.45%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 81 (36.49%) Analyst
2 51 (22.97%) Business Analyst
3 28 (12.61%) Developer
4 25 (11.26%) MySQL Developer
4 25 (11.26%) PHP Developer
4 25 (11.26%) PHP MySQL Developer
5 20 (9.01%) MongoDB Developer
5 20 (9.01%) Project Manager
6 17 (7.66%) Mid-Level PHP Developer
7 16 (7.21%) Senior Analyst
8 14 (6.31%) Business Systems Analyst
8 14 (6.31%) Senior Business Analyst
9 13 (5.86%) Technical Analyst
10 12 (5.41%) Backend Developer
10 12 (5.41%) Logistics Analyst
10 12 (5.41%) Logistics Business Analyst
10 12 (5.41%) Senior Business Systems Analyst
11 11 (4.95%) Tester
12 10 (4.50%) Consultant
12 10 (4.50%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (16.22%) Web Services
2 30 (13.51%) CSS
2 30 (13.51%) HTML
3 25 (11.26%) jQuery
3 25 (11.26%) Laravel
3 25 (11.26%) RabbitMQ
3 25 (11.26%) REST
3 25 (11.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 9 (4.05%) JSON
4 9 (4.05%) XML
5 8 (3.60%) RESTful
6 5 (2.25%) CSS3
6 5 (2.25%) HTML5
6 5 (2.25%) Java EE
6 5 (2.25%) Node.js
7 4 (1.80%) .NET
7 4 (1.80%) Gherkin
7 4 (1.80%) SOAP
8 2 (0.90%) 802.1X
8 2 (0.90%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 58 (26.13%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (11.26%) Linux Command Line
3 12 (5.41%) PMI
4 9 (4.05%) Management Information System
4 9 (4.05%) Smart Meter
5 7 (3.15%) Self-Motivation
6 6 (2.70%) Computer Science
6 6 (2.70%) Virtual Team
7 4 (1.80%) Clustering
7 4 (1.80%) PKI
7 4 (1.80%) Smart Energy
8 3 (1.35%) Cloud Native
8 3 (1.35%) Hybrid Cloud
8 3 (1.35%) Mobile Payment
8 3 (1.35%) User Experience
9 2 (0.90%) FMCG
9 2 (0.90%) Online Games
9 2 (0.90%) Private Cloud
10 1 (0.45%) Fintech
10 1 (0.45%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 34 (15.32%) Linux
2 25 (11.26%) Unix
3 11 (4.95%) Windows
4 7 (3.15%) Android
4 7 (3.15%) Apple iOS
5 4 (1.80%) Windows 10
5 4 (1.80%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (1.80%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (1.80%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (18.02%) Test Automation
3 38 (17.12%) Collaborative Working
3 38 (17.12%) Project Management
4 34 (15.32%) ITIL
5 31 (13.96%) Logistics
6 30 (13.51%) Continuous Integration
7 29 (13.06%) OO
7 29 (13.06%) Problem-Solving
8 27 (12.16%) Continuous Improvement
9 25 (11.26%) Dependency Injection
9 25 (11.26%) MVC
10 24 (10.81%) Root Cause Analysis
11 22 (9.91%) Scrum
12 20 (9.01%) Business Process Improvement
12 20 (9.01%) PRINCE2
12 20 (9.01%) Six Sigma
12 20 (9.01%) Stakeholder Management
12 20 (9.01%) Time Management
13 19 (8.56%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 47 (21.17%) SQL
2 33 (14.86%) JavaScript
3 25 (11.26%) PHP
4 16 (7.21%) Java
5 8 (3.60%) C#
6 6 (2.70%) C++
7 3 (1.35%) R
8 2 (0.90%) Python
8 2 (0.90%) VBScript
9 1 (0.45%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.45%) C
9 1 (0.45%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.45%) Ruby
9 1 (0.45%) Scala
9 1 (0.45%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.45%) X++
Qualifications
1 41 (18.47%) Degree
2 12 (5.41%) PMI Certification
3 9 (4.05%) Security Cleared
4 4 (1.80%) CISSP
4 4 (1.80%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (1.80%) GCIH
4 4 (1.80%) GIAC
4 4 (1.80%) MBA
4 4 (1.80%) MCSE
4 4 (1.80%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (1.35%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 3 (1.35%) SC Cleared
6 2 (0.90%) ISEB
6 2 (0.90%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (0.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (0.90%) SAP Certification
7 1 (0.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (12.61%) QA
2 10 (4.50%) PMO
3 7 (3.15%) Data Quality
3 7 (3.15%) SLA
4 5 (2.25%) GAAP
5 3 (1.35%) GCP
6 2 (0.90%) GDPR
6 2 (0.90%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.45%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 17 (7.66%) Active Directory
2 6 (2.70%) Hyper-V
2 6 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.80%) BitLocker
3 4 (1.80%) vSphere
4 1 (0.45%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (1.80%) Ansible
1 4 (1.80%) Microsoft Clustering
1 4 (1.80%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (1.80%) Puppet
1 4 (1.80%) SCCM
2 3 (1.35%) Terraform
3 1 (0.45%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.45%) Kibana
Vendors
1 29 (13.06%) Microsoft
2 25 (11.26%) New Relic
3 17 (7.66%) JDA
3 17 (7.66%) SAP
4 13 (5.86%) Oracle
5 10 (4.50%) VMware
6 7 (3.15%) Capita
7 5 (2.25%) Hyperion
8 4 (1.80%) Epicor
8 4 (1.80%) Infor
8 4 (1.80%) Sage
9 2 (0.90%) Cisco
9 2 (0.90%) F5
9 2 (0.90%) IFS
9 2 (0.90%) JD Edwards
9 2 (0.90%) Riverbed
9 2 (0.90%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.45%) Google
10 1 (0.45%) Pegasus
10 1 (0.45%) RapidMiner