Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Process Improvement
England > North West
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 218 182 177
Rank change year-on-year -36 -5 +52
Permanent jobs citing Process Improvement 169 201 204
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.27% 1.61% 1.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.41% 1.79% 1.77%
Number of salaries quoted 121 147 149
North West median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £25,750 £30,275 £26,250
90th Percentile £61,250 £80,500 £77,500
England median annual salary £48,000 £51,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +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 11955 11235 11504
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 89.92% 89.78% 89.43%
Number of salaries quoted 9506 9368 9511
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +1.27%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £24,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 22 November 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 6 months to 22 November 2017. 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 -35 86 £45,000 -5.26% 11
Cheshire -38 46 £40,000 +3.90% 4
Lancashire +14 18 £32,500 -7.14% 1
Merseyside +12 11 £47,500 +26.67%
Process Improvement
England

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 52 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (30.18%) Finance
3 44 (26.04%) ITIL
4 33 (19.53%) QA
4 33 (19.53%) Business Process Improvement
5 30 (17.75%) Project Management
5 30 (17.75%) Microsoft
5 30 (17.75%) Degree
6 26 (15.38%) Continuous Improvement
6 26 (15.38%) Test Automation
7 25 (14.79%) Business Analysis
7 25 (14.79%) SQL
8 24 (14.20%) Scrum
8 24 (14.20%) Mentoring
9 23 (13.61%) Java
9 23 (13.61%) Configuration Management
10 22 (13.02%) Retail
10 22 (13.02%) Analytical Skills
11 19 (11.24%) Web Services
12 18 (10.65%) Business Process Modelling
12 18 (10.65%) Selenium
13 16 (9.47%) CRM
13 16 (9.47%) Stakeholder Management
14 15 (8.88%) Information Security
15 14 (8.28%) JIRA
15 14 (8.28%) Dynamics CRM
15 14 (8.28%) ITIL V3
16 13 (7.69%) Risk Management
16 13 (7.69%) Process Management
16 13 (7.69%) Service Delivery

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 11 (6.51%) MS Exchange
2 8 (4.73%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.78%) JBoss
4 2 (1.18%) MindAlign
4 2 (1.18%) Office Communications Server
4 2 (1.18%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.59%) Apache
5 1 (0.59%) CMS
5 1 (0.59%) Confluence
5 1 (0.59%) IIS
5 1 (0.59%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.59%) WebSphere
Applications
1 10 (5.92%) Microsoft Office
1 10 (5.92%) MS Visio
2 9 (5.33%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (2.37%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (1.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 14 (8.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (2.96%) Dynamics GP
2 5 (2.96%) SAP LE
2 5 (2.96%) SAP MM
3 4 (2.37%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (2.37%) SAP EWM
4 3 (1.78%) Oracle Assets
4 3 (1.78%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (1.78%) Oracle Payables
4 3 (1.78%) Oracle Receivables
4 3 (1.78%) SAP SD
5 2 (1.18%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (1.18%) Maximo
5 2 (1.18%) Oracle 11i
5 2 (1.18%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.59%) BASE24
6 1 (0.59%) HFM
6 1 (0.59%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.59%) Oracle Payroll
6 1 (0.59%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.96%) Office 365
2 4 (2.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.18%) IBM Blueworks
4 1 (0.59%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.59%) Force.com
4 1 (0.59%) Salesforce Service Cloud
4 1 (0.59%) Trello
4 1 (0.59%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.37%) MPLS
2 1 (0.59%) ATM
2 1 (0.59%) Firewall
2 1 (0.59%) HTTP
2 1 (0.59%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (0.59%) SAN
2 1 (0.59%) SMS
2 1 (0.59%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.96%) SQL Server 2012
2 5 (2.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (1.18%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (0.59%) Essbase
4 1 (0.59%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.59%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 18 (10.65%) Selenium
2 14 (8.28%) JIRA
3 10 (5.92%) Cucumber
3 10 (5.92%) WebDriver
4 9 (5.33%) SoapUI
4 9 (5.33%) SpecFlow
5 8 (4.73%) Git (software)
5 8 (4.73%) Jenkins
5 8 (4.73%) Robot Framework
6 5 (2.96%) JSUnit
6 5 (2.96%) Ranorex
7 4 (2.37%) JUnit
7 4 (2.37%) Maven
8 3 (1.78%) Subversion
8 3 (1.78%) TestRail
9 2 (1.18%) Octopus Deploy
9 2 (1.18%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (1.18%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.59%) Oracle APEX
10 1 (0.59%) VersaTest
General
1 51 (30.18%) Finance
2 22 (13.02%) Retail
3 11 (6.51%) Banking
4 8 (4.73%) Automotive
4 8 (4.73%) French Language
4 8 (4.73%) German Language
4 8 (4.73%) Japanese Language
5 7 (4.14%) Manufacturing
6 6 (3.55%) Investment Banking
7 5 (2.96%) Legal
7 5 (2.96%) Pharmaceutical
7 5 (2.96%) Retail Banking
8 4 (2.37%) Billing
9 3 (1.78%) Back Office
9 3 (1.78%) Law
10 2 (1.18%) Advertising
10 2 (1.18%) Games
10 2 (1.18%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.59%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.59%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 66 (39.05%) Analyst
2 36 (21.30%) Business Analyst
3 16 (9.47%) Project Manager
3 16 (9.47%) Senior Analyst
4 13 (7.69%) Developer
4 13 (7.69%) Tester
5 11 (6.51%) Automation Tester
5 11 (6.51%) Senior Business Analyst
6 9 (5.33%) IT Manager
6 9 (5.33%) SAP Analyst
6 9 (5.33%) SAP Business Analyst
6 9 (5.33%) Security Analyst
6 9 (5.33%) Senior Tester
7 8 (4.73%) Lead Tester
7 8 (4.73%) Process Analyst
7 8 (4.73%) Senior Automation Tester
8 7 (4.14%) Administrator
9 6 (3.55%) SAP MM Analyst
9 6 (3.55%) SAP MM Business Analyst
10 5 (2.96%) Logistics Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (11.24%) Web Services
2 12 (7.10%) HTML
3 11 (6.51%) CSS
4 10 (5.92%) XML
5 9 (5.33%) Gherkin
5 9 (5.33%) SOAP
6 8 (4.73%) .NET
6 8 (4.73%) EDI
7 6 (3.55%) AngularJS
7 6 (3.55%) HTML5
7 6 (3.55%) jQuery
7 6 (3.55%) JSON
7 6 (3.55%) Node.js
8 5 (2.96%) CSS3
8 5 (2.96%) Java EE
8 5 (2.96%) RESTful
9 4 (2.37%) ASP.NET
9 4 (2.37%) Hibernate
9 4 (2.37%) IDoc
9 4 (2.37%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 22 (13.02%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (5.92%) Computer Science
3 6 (3.55%) Management Information System
3 6 (3.55%) NHS
4 5 (2.96%) iPad
4 5 (2.96%) PMI
4 5 (2.96%) Virtual Team
5 3 (1.78%) Contactless
5 3 (1.78%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.59%) Analytical Mindset
6 1 (0.59%) Blog
6 1 (0.59%) Life Science
6 1 (0.59%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.59%) Smart Meter
6 1 (0.59%) Tandem
6 1 (0.59%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 12 (7.10%) Windows
2 4 (2.37%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (1.78%) Linux
4 2 (1.18%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.18%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.59%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (26.04%) ITIL
3 33 (19.53%) Business Process Improvement
4 30 (17.75%) Project Management
5 26 (15.38%) Continuous Improvement
5 26 (15.38%) Test Automation
6 25 (14.79%) Business Analysis
7 24 (14.20%) Mentoring
7 24 (14.20%) Scrum
8 23 (13.61%) Configuration Management
9 18 (10.65%) Business Process Modelling
10 16 (9.47%) CRM
10 16 (9.47%) Stakeholder Management
11 15 (8.88%) Information Security
12 14 (8.28%) ITIL V3
13 13 (7.69%) Process Management
13 13 (7.69%) Risk Management
13 13 (7.69%) Service Delivery
14 11 (6.51%) Change Management
14 11 (6.51%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 25 (14.79%) SQL
2 23 (13.61%) Java
3 11 (6.51%) JavaScript
4 6 (3.55%) C#
4 6 (3.55%) C++
5 5 (2.96%) Python
5 5 (2.96%) Ruby
6 4 (2.37%) PHP
7 3 (1.78%) C
8 2 (1.18%) PowerShell
8 2 (1.18%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.59%) Apex Code
9 1 (0.59%) COBOL
9 1 (0.59%) Go
9 1 (0.59%) Perl
9 1 (0.59%) Scala
9 1 (0.59%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 30 (17.75%) Degree
2 10 (5.92%) ISEB
2 10 (5.92%) PMI Certification
3 7 (4.14%) MCSE
3 7 (4.14%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (4.14%) PMP
4 6 (3.55%) CISA
4 6 (3.55%) CISSP
4 6 (3.55%) ISTQB
5 5 (2.96%) SAP Certification
6 4 (2.37%) CCNA
6 4 (2.37%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (2.37%) IIBA
6 4 (2.37%) MCITP
6 4 (2.37%) MCSA
7 3 (1.78%) ACCA
7 3 (1.78%) CNE
7 3 (1.78%) CompTIA Security+
7 3 (1.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (1.78%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (19.53%) QA
2 10 (5.92%) PMO
3 6 (3.55%) Data Quality
4 5 (2.96%) SLA
5 2 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.59%) GAAP
6 1 (0.59%) GDPR
System Software
1 4 (2.37%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.18%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.59%) Docker
3 1 (0.59%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (2.37%) Failover Clustering
1 4 (2.37%) Microsoft Intune
2 2 (1.18%) SCCM
Vendors
1 30 (17.75%) Microsoft
2 12 (7.10%) SAP
3 9 (5.33%) Oracle
4 8 (4.73%) Capita
5 6 (3.55%) Cisco
6 3 (1.78%) IBM
7 2 (1.18%) IFS
8 1 (0.59%) Cognizant
8 1 (0.59%) Hyperion
8 1 (0.59%) JD Edwards
8 1 (0.59%) Kronos
8 1 (0.59%) Pegasus
8 1 (0.59%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.59%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.59%) Siebel
8 1 (0.59%) VMware