Period
to 1 August 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire with a requirement for Continuous Improvement skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Continuous Improvement over the 6 months to 1 August 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Continual Improvement
West Midlands > Staffordshire
6 months to
1 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 20 43 48
Rank change year-on-year +23 +5 +6
Permanent jobs citing Continuous Improvement 43 17 35
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Staffordshire 7.96% 3.85% 4.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.83% 4.19% 5.16%
Number of salaries quoted 32 16 28
10th Percentile £23,500 £38,750 £33,175
25th Percentile £32,000 £46,250 £40,938
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £56,750 £49,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +15.82% +8.89% -5.26%
75th Percentile £73,500 £56,563 £48,750
90th Percentile " £63,750 "
West Midlands median annual salary £51,500 £50,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +1.98% +1.00% +5.26%

Continuous 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 Staffordshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Staffordshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 487 406 678
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 90.19% 92.06% 90.16%
Number of salaries quoted 373 361 574
10th Percentile £22,850 £23,500 £22,500
25th Percentile £31,250 £32,500 £30,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £41,000 £43,750 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year -6.29% +9.38% +1.27%
75th Percentile £50,000 £51,250 £47,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
West Midlands median annual salary £49,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +3.16% +5.56% +4.44%

Continuous Improvement
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

Job postings citing Continuous Improvement as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire.

Job vacancy trend for Continuous Improvement in Staffordshire

Continuous Improvement
Salary Trend in Staffordshire

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Continuous Improvement in Staffordshire.

Salary trend for Continuous Improvement in Staffordshire

Continuous Improvement
Salary Histogram in Staffordshire

Salary distribution for jobs citing Continuous Improvement in Staffordshire over the 6 months to 1 August 2021.

Salary histogram for Continuous Improvement in Staffordshire

Continuous Improvement
Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement within the Staffordshire region over the 6 months to 1 August 2021. 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
Tamworth - 19 £67,000 - 2
Stafford - 13 £26,250 - 1
Burton-upon-Trent -1 1 £53,500 +4.39% 1
Lichfield -5 1 £60,000 -4.00% 2
Continuous Improvement
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 August 2021, IT jobs citing Continuous 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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for Continuous Improvement.

1 19 (44.19%) Service Design
2 16 (37.21%) Microsoft
2 16 (37.21%) Retail
3 15 (34.88%) Mentoring
3 15 (34.88%) Coaching
4 14 (32.56%) Marketing
5 13 (30.23%) SQL Server
6 12 (27.91%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (27.91%) Organisational Skills
7 11 (25.58%) Influencing Skills
7 11 (25.58%) TDD
7 11 (25.58%) NUnit
7 11 (25.58%) Software Testing
7 11 (25.58%) Regression Testing
7 11 (25.58%) Management Information System
7 11 (25.58%) C#
7 11 (25.58%) ISEB
7 11 (25.58%) EPoS
7 11 (25.58%) QA
7 11 (25.58%) Selenium
7 11 (25.58%) Load Testing
7 11 (25.58%) Test Automation
7 11 (25.58%) MSTest
7 11 (25.58%) BDD
7 11 (25.58%) SpecFlow
7 11 (25.58%) Mobile App
7 11 (25.58%) ISTQB
7 11 (25.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 11 (25.58%) SDLC
7 11 (25.58%) Problem-Solving

Continuous Improvement
Co-occurring IT Skills in Staffordshire 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:

Applications
1 5 (11.63%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.33%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 7 (16.28%) Microsoft 365
2 5 (11.63%) Azure
2 5 (11.63%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (2.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.63%) DHCP
1 5 (11.63%) DNS
1 5 (11.63%) TCP/IP
1 5 (11.63%) VLAN
1 5 (11.63%) Wi-Fi
1 5 (11.63%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (30.23%) SQL Server
2 5 (11.63%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (4.65%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (4.65%) GIS
3 2 (4.65%) Relational Database
3 2 (4.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 11 (25.58%) MSTest
1 11 (25.58%) NUnit
1 11 (25.58%) Selenium
1 11 (25.58%) SpecFlow
General
1 16 (37.21%) Retail
2 14 (32.56%) Marketing
3 12 (27.91%) Organisational Skills
4 11 (25.58%) Influencing Skills
5 8 (18.60%) Social Skills
6 1 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (2.33%) Automotive
6 1 (2.33%) Manufacturing
6 1 (2.33%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (2.33%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 15 (34.88%) Service Design Manager
1 15 (34.88%) Service Manager
2 11 (25.58%) Senior Software Test Engineer
2 11 (25.58%) Senior Test Engineer
2 11 (25.58%) Software Test Engineer
2 11 (25.58%) Test Engineer
3 6 (13.95%) Business Manager
4 5 (11.63%) Development Engineer
4 5 (11.63%) IT Engineer
4 5 (11.63%) Senior Development Engineer
4 5 (11.63%) Senior Software Development Engineer
4 5 (11.63%) Senior Software Engineer
4 5 (11.63%) Software Development Engineer
4 5 (11.63%) Software Engineer
4 5 (11.63%) Test Development Engineer
5 3 (6.98%) Designer
5 3 (6.98%) Product Owner
5 3 (6.98%) Service Desk Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) Product Business Analyst
6 2 (4.65%) Service Owner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.65%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 11 (25.58%) EPoS
1 11 (25.58%) Management Information System
1 11 (25.58%) Mobile App
2 5 (11.63%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 7 (16.28%) Windows
1 7 (16.28%) Windows Server
2 5 (11.63%) Windows Server 2012
2 5 (11.63%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (44.19%) Service Design
2 15 (34.88%) Coaching
2 15 (34.88%) Mentoring
3 12 (27.91%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (25.58%) BDD
4 11 (25.58%) Load Testing
4 11 (25.58%) Problem-Solving
4 11 (25.58%) Regression Testing
4 11 (25.58%) SDLC
4 11 (25.58%) Software Testing
4 11 (25.58%) TDD
4 11 (25.58%) Test Automation
5 5 (11.63%) CRM
5 5 (11.63%) SDET
6 4 (9.30%) Change Management
6 4 (9.30%) E-Commerce
7 3 (6.98%) Stakeholder Map
8 2 (4.65%) Data Analysis
8 2 (4.65%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 2 (4.65%) Server Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (25.58%) C#
2 2 (4.65%) SQL
2 2 (4.65%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (25.58%) ISEB
1 11 (25.58%) ISTQB
1 11 (25.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (2.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (25.58%) QA
2 2 (4.65%) SLA
3 1 (2.33%) COBIT
3 1 (2.33%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (2.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (13.95%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (11.63%) Active Directory
2 5 (11.63%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (11.63%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 16 (37.21%) Microsoft
2 7 (16.28%) VMware
3 5 (11.63%) ConnectWise
4 1 (2.33%) IFS
4 1 (2.33%) Oracle
4 1 (2.33%) Progress