Period
to 12 December 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 12 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Process Improvement
England > North West
6 months to
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 207 219 188
Rank change year-on-year +12 -31 -4
Permanent jobs citing Process Improvement 148 167 199
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.31% 1.27% 1.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.43% 1.38% 1.74%
Number of salaries quoted 105 120 147
North West median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.76% - +3.66%
10th Percentile £32,200 £25,650 £29,450
90th Percentile £71,824 £63,750 £81,750
England median annual salary £51,000 £48,500 £52,250
% change year-on-year +5.15% -7.18% +4.50%

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 10,324 12,063 11,421
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 91.08% 91.59% 91.69%
Number of salaries quoted 8,294 9,590 9,514
North West median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.65% +7.50% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

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 12 December 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 12 December 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 -16 68 £45,000 - 27
Cheshire +37 58 £55,000 +37.50% 6
Lancashire +11 18 £60,578 +86.39% 8
Merseyside +4 4 £42,750 -10.00% 3
Process Improvement
England

For the 6 months to 12 December 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 50 (33.78%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (27.70%) ITIL
3 31 (20.95%) Business Process Improvement
4 30 (20.27%) SQL
5 27 (18.24%) Coaching
6 25 (16.89%) Stakeholder Management
7 24 (16.22%) Analytical Skills
7 24 (16.22%) Mentoring
8 23 (15.54%) JavaScript
8 23 (15.54%) PHP
9 22 (14.86%) MySQL
9 22 (14.86%) Unix
9 22 (14.86%) Service Delivery
9 22 (14.86%) Finance
9 22 (14.86%) Project Management
9 22 (14.86%) Continuous Integration
10 21 (14.19%) jQuery
10 21 (14.19%) Web Services
10 21 (14.19%) HTML
10 21 (14.19%) CSS
10 21 (14.19%) MariaDB
10 21 (14.19%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 21 (14.19%) Amazon AWS
11 20 (13.51%) Problem-Solving
11 20 (13.51%) Linux
12 18 (12.16%) Incident Management
12 18 (12.16%) SQL Server
12 18 (12.16%) Test Automation
12 18 (12.16%) Continuous Improvement
12 18 (12.16%) SDLC

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 5 (3.38%) Cloud Foundry
1 5 (3.38%) OpenStack
2 4 (2.70%) MS Exchange
3 3 (2.03%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (2.03%) IIS
3 3 (2.03%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.68%) Confluence
4 1 (0.68%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.68%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.68%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (6.08%) MS Visio
2 8 (5.41%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (4.05%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (4.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (1.35%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (4.05%) osCommerce
1 6 (4.05%) Payment Gateway
2 5 (3.38%) SAP SD
3 3 (2.03%) SAP CO
3 3 (2.03%) SAP EWM
3 3 (2.03%) SAP FI
3 3 (2.03%) SAP FI/CO
4 2 (1.35%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.68%) Epicor Tropos
5 1 (0.68%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.68%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.68%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 21 (14.19%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (10.14%) GitHub
3 8 (5.41%) Office 365
4 7 (4.73%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (4.73%) SaaS
5 6 (4.05%) Google Cloud Platform
6 5 (3.38%) AWS CloudFormation
6 5 (3.38%) DigitalOcean
6 5 (3.38%) IaaS
7 1 (0.68%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.68%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.68%) G Suite
7 1 (0.68%) Serverless
7 1 (0.68%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 9 (6.08%) Firewall
1 9 (6.08%) VPN
2 6 (4.05%) TCP/IP
3 3 (2.03%) LAN
3 3 (2.03%) Skype
3 3 (2.03%) VoIP
4 1 (0.68%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (14.86%) MySQL
2 21 (14.19%) MariaDB
3 18 (12.16%) SQL Server
4 16 (10.81%) MongoDB
5 7 (4.73%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.68%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.68%) Redis
Development Applications
1 16 (10.81%) Git (software)
2 15 (10.14%) PHPUnit
3 3 (2.03%) JIRA
4 2 (1.35%) Appium
4 2 (1.35%) SonarQube
5 1 (0.68%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.68%) Hudson
5 1 (0.68%) Selenium
5 1 (0.68%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.68%) Visual Studio
General
1 22 (14.86%) Finance
2 11 (7.43%) Banking
3 8 (5.41%) Manufacturing
3 8 (5.41%) Retail
4 7 (4.73%) Billing
4 7 (4.73%) Investment Banking
4 7 (4.73%) Law
5 6 (4.05%) Telecoms
6 4 (2.70%) Advertising
7 3 (2.03%) Brand Awareness
8 2 (1.35%) Marketing
8 2 (1.35%) Publishing
9 1 (0.68%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.68%) Automotive
9 1 (0.68%) Electronics
9 1 (0.68%) Games
9 1 (0.68%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 45 (30.41%) Analyst
2 27 (18.24%) Business Analyst
3 24 (16.22%) Developer
4 22 (14.86%) PHP Developer
5 21 (14.19%) IT Manager
6 19 (12.84%) Service Manager
7 16 (10.81%) IT Services Manager
8 12 (8.11%) Senior Analyst
9 11 (7.43%) Backend Developer
9 11 (7.43%) Mid-Level PHP Developer
9 11 (7.43%) Senior Business Analyst
9 11 (7.43%) Senior Manager
10 7 (4.73%) Project Manager
10 7 (4.73%) SAP Analyst
10 7 (4.73%) SAP Business Analyst
11 6 (4.05%) Head of Operations
11 6 (4.05%) Head of Security
11 6 (4.05%) PHP Web Developer
11 6 (4.05%) Systems Analyst
11 6 (4.05%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (14.19%) CSS
1 21 (14.19%) HTML
1 21 (14.19%) jQuery
1 21 (14.19%) Twitter Bootstrap
1 21 (14.19%) Web Services
2 15 (10.14%) Laravel
2 15 (10.14%) RabbitMQ
2 15 (10.14%) REST
3 7 (4.73%) RESTful
4 6 (4.05%) Ajax
4 6 (4.05%) CSS3
4 6 (4.05%) HTML5
4 6 (4.05%) SOAP
4 6 (4.05%) XML
5 3 (2.03%) EDI
5 3 (2.03%) Gherkin
5 3 (2.03%) IDoc
5 3 (2.03%) Node.js
5 3 (2.03%) SAP XI
6 2 (1.35%) React Native
Miscellaneous
1 24 (16.22%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (11.49%) Smart Meter
3 15 (10.14%) Linux Command Line
4 10 (6.76%) Management Information System
5 8 (5.41%) User Experience
6 7 (4.73%) Cloud Native
7 6 (4.05%) PKI
8 5 (3.38%) Hybrid Cloud
8 5 (3.38%) Private Cloud
9 4 (2.70%) Digital Media
10 3 (2.03%) CMDB
10 3 (2.03%) FMCG
10 3 (2.03%) IVR
11 2 (1.35%) Analytical Mindset
11 2 (1.35%) Infotainment
11 2 (1.35%) Mobile App
11 2 (1.35%) Self-Motivation
12 1 (0.68%) Data Centre
12 1 (0.68%) Mobile Payment
12 1 (0.68%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 22 (14.86%) Unix
2 20 (13.51%) Linux
3 7 (4.73%) Windows
4 5 (3.38%) Android
4 5 (3.38%) Apple iOS
4 5 (3.38%) Windows 10
5 4 (2.70%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.68%) Debian
6 1 (0.68%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.68%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.68%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.68%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.68%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (33.78%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (27.70%) ITIL
3 31 (20.95%) Business Process Improvement
4 27 (18.24%) Coaching
5 25 (16.89%) Stakeholder Management
6 24 (16.22%) Mentoring
7 22 (14.86%) Continuous Integration
7 22 (14.86%) Project Management
7 22 (14.86%) Service Delivery
8 20 (13.51%) Problem-Solving
9 18 (12.16%) Continuous Improvement
9 18 (12.16%) Incident Management
9 18 (12.16%) SDLC
9 18 (12.16%) Test Automation
10 17 (11.49%) OO
10 17 (11.49%) Service Management
11 16 (10.81%) Collaborative Working
11 16 (10.81%) DevOps
11 16 (10.81%) ITIL V3
11 16 (10.81%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 30 (20.27%) SQL
2 23 (15.54%) JavaScript
2 23 (15.54%) PHP
3 7 (4.73%) Java
4 3 (2.03%) C
4 3 (2.03%) C#
4 3 (2.03%) C++
4 3 (2.03%) Python
5 2 (1.35%) Apple Swift
5 2 (1.35%) Bash Shell
5 2 (1.35%) ES6
5 2 (1.35%) Kotlin
5 2 (1.35%) Objective-C
5 2 (1.35%) Perl
5 2 (1.35%) Ruby
5 2 (1.35%) TypeScript
6 1 (0.68%) X++
Qualifications
1 9 (6.08%) Degree
2 5 (3.38%) CCNA
2 5 (3.38%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (3.38%) ITIL Certification
3 4 (2.70%) ISEB
4 3 (2.03%) ISTQB
5 2 (1.35%) ACCA
5 2 (1.35%) CCNP
5 2 (1.35%) CISA
5 2 (1.35%) CISSP
6 1 (0.68%) CAPM
6 1 (0.68%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.68%) MCP
6 1 (0.68%) MCSA
6 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.68%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.68%) PMP
6 1 (0.68%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.68%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (8.78%) QA
2 6 (4.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (4.05%) ISO/IEC 27005
3 4 (2.70%) PMO
4 3 (2.03%) SLA
5 1 (0.68%) GDPR
System Software
1 12 (8.11%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.03%) Hyper-V
3 3 (2.03%) Terminal Server
4 1 (0.68%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (4.73%) Ansible
1 7 (4.73%) Opscode Chef
1 7 (4.73%) Puppet
2 5 (3.38%) Terraform
3 2 (1.35%) HP ALM
4 1 (0.68%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (0.68%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 15 (10.14%) Microsoft
1 15 (10.14%) New Relic
2 14 (9.46%) SAP
3 7 (4.73%) Cisco
4 6 (4.05%) Remedy
5 5 (3.38%) VMware
6 4 (2.70%) Citrix
7 3 (2.03%) Mitel
7 3 (2.03%) Oracle
7 3 (2.03%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (1.35%) HP
8 2 (1.35%) IBM
8 2 (1.35%) IBM Sterling
9 1 (0.68%) Aruba
9 1 (0.68%) Brocade
9 1 (0.68%) Dell Compellent
9 1 (0.68%) EMC
9 1 (0.68%) JD Edwards
9 1 (0.68%) Sage
9 1 (0.68%) ServiceNow