Period
to 16 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 16 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Continual Improvement
England > West Midlands
6 months to
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 42 69 52
Rank change year-on-year +27 -17 +36
Permanent jobs citing Continuous Improvement 379 384 533
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 4.89% 3.92% 5.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.36% 4.31% 5.53%
Number of salaries quoted 254 203 276
West Midlands median annual salary £47,500 £48,500 £46,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.06% +4.30% +5.68%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £71,875
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%

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 the West Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 7,068 8,907 9,630
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 91.16% 90.89% 91.87%
Number of salaries quoted 5,295 7,078 7,553
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £41,000 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.76% -2.38% +2.44%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £25,500
90th Percentile £70,250 £66,250 £63,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

Continuous Improvement
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Continuous Improvement in the West Midlands

Continuous Improvement
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for Continuous Improvement in the West Midlands

Continuous Improvement
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 16 January 2019.

Salary histogram for Continuous Improvement in the West Midlands

Continuous Improvement
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 16 January 2019. 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
Birmingham -3 184 £51,750 +3.50% 25
Warwickshire +40 52 £45,000 -10.00% 9
Staffordshire +33 34 £41,250 -2.94% 5
Coventry +15 33 £49,000 -2.00% 5
Solihull +19 24 £47,500 +15.85% 4
Worcestershire +2 16 £47,750 -4.50% 7
Shropshire +5 11 £30,000 -7.69% 2
Herefordshire -8 6 £42,500 -29.17% 1
Wolverhampton +16 2 £66,250 +103.85% 1
Walsall +2 1 £35,000 +7.69% 2
Stourbridge - 1 £46,000 - 2
Continuous Improvement
England

For the 6 months to 16 January 2019, 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Continuous Improvement.

1 87 (22.96%) Degree
2 84 (22.16%) Data Centre
3 82 (21.64%) ITIL
4 77 (20.32%) Firewall
5 75 (19.79%) Project Management
6 74 (19.53%) Microsoft
7 71 (18.73%) Service Delivery
8 68 (17.94%) Finance
9 67 (17.68%) Agile Software Development
10 63 (16.62%) Management Information System
10 63 (16.62%) Problem-Solving
11 60 (15.83%) GDPR
11 60 (15.83%) Data Protection
12 57 (15.04%) Self-Motivation
13 53 (13.98%) Software Engineering
14 51 (13.46%) CheckPoint
14 51 (13.46%) PRINCE2
15 49 (12.93%) IT Strategy
16 48 (12.66%) Analytical Skills
17 46 (12.14%) Cisco
18 44 (11.61%) Presales
19 43 (11.35%) SQL
19 43 (11.35%) VMware
20 41 (10.82%) Windows
21 40 (10.55%) Computer Science
21 40 (10.55%) Mentoring
22 39 (10.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
22 39 (10.29%) Microsoft Azure
22 39 (10.29%) Information Security
23 37 (9.76%) CMDB

Continuous Improvement
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 23 (6.07%) SharePoint
2 7 (1.85%) IIS
3 6 (1.58%) Exchange Server 2003
3 6 (1.58%) MS Exchange
4 4 (1.06%) Confluence
5 2 (0.53%) Skype for Business
5 2 (0.53%) WordPress
6 1 (0.26%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.26%) CMS
6 1 (0.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.26%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.26%) Umbraco
Applications
1 22 (5.80%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (2.64%) Microsoft Project
3 7 (1.85%) Microsoft Office
4 6 (1.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.53%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.26%) Adobe Captivate
6 1 (0.26%) Adobe Premiere
6 1 (0.26%) Camtasia
6 1 (0.26%) FrameMaker
6 1 (0.26%) InDesign
6 1 (0.26%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.26%) PrintSoft PReS
6 1 (0.26%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 5 (1.32%) Dynamics NAV
2 3 (0.79%) Infor LN
3 2 (0.53%) assyst
3 2 (0.53%) Sentinel
4 1 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.26%) Infor M3
4 1 (0.26%) PeopleSoft HRMS
4 1 (0.26%) Primavera
4 1 (0.26%) SAP APO
4 1 (0.26%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.26%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.26%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.26%) SAP FSCM
4 1 (0.26%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 39 (10.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 26 (6.86%) Office 365
3 25 (6.60%) PaaS
4 24 (6.33%) IaaS
5 15 (3.96%) Amazon AWS
6 10 (2.64%) SaaS
7 8 (2.11%) Cloud Computing
8 7 (1.85%) Google Play
9 3 (0.79%) Yammer
10 2 (0.53%) GitHub
10 2 (0.53%) Google Analytics
10 2 (0.53%) Mimecast
11 1 (0.26%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.26%) Azure Functions
11 1 (0.26%) Boomi
11 1 (0.26%) Dynamics 365
11 1 (0.26%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.26%) OneDrive
11 1 (0.26%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
11 1 (0.26%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 77 (20.32%) Firewall
2 35 (9.23%) LAN
3 33 (8.71%) WAN
4 28 (7.39%) OSPF
5 21 (5.54%) Cisco ASA
6 19 (5.01%) Cisco Nexus
6 19 (5.01%) Internet
7 15 (3.96%) DNS
8 13 (3.43%) BGP
8 13 (3.43%) FWSM
8 13 (3.43%) IPsec
8 13 (3.43%) Network Security
8 13 (3.43%) VPN
9 12 (3.17%) VLAN
9 12 (3.17%) WLAN
10 9 (2.37%) SAN
11 8 (2.11%) VoIP
12 7 (1.85%) Intrusion Detection
12 7 (1.85%) TCP/IP
12 7 (1.85%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (2.90%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.37%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (2.37%) Relational Database
3 3 (0.79%) QlikView
3 3 (0.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (0.53%) Big Data
4 2 (0.53%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (0.53%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (0.53%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 2 (0.53%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (0.53%) Power BI
5 1 (0.26%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (0.26%) Blockchain
5 1 (0.26%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.26%) Cosmos DB
5 1 (0.26%) Data Lake
5 1 (0.26%) DB2
5 1 (0.26%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.26%) MySQL
5 1 (0.26%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 13 (3.43%) Git (software)
1 13 (3.43%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 11 (2.90%) Selenium
3 10 (2.64%) Axure RP
4 9 (2.37%) JIRA
4 9 (2.37%) Visual Studio
5 8 (2.11%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (1.85%) NUnit
6 7 (1.85%) Protractor
7 6 (1.58%) Visual Studio Team System
8 4 (1.06%) ERwin
9 3 (0.79%) SoapUI
9 3 (0.79%) VersionOne
10 2 (0.53%) gulp
10 2 (0.53%) Jasmine
10 2 (0.53%) Jenkins
10 2 (0.53%) Karma Test Runner
10 2 (0.53%) SpecFlow
10 2 (0.53%) Visual Studio Coded UI
10 2 (0.53%) webpack
General
1 68 (17.94%) Finance
2 34 (8.97%) Publishing
3 31 (8.18%) Retail
4 20 (5.28%) Telecoms
5 12 (3.17%) Manufacturing
6 10 (2.64%) Legal
7 9 (2.37%) Banking
7 9 (2.37%) Billing
8 5 (1.32%) Marketing
9 4 (1.06%) Back Office
9 4 (1.06%) Brand Awareness
9 4 (1.06%) Law
10 2 (0.53%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.53%) Games
11 1 (0.26%) Advertising
11 1 (0.26%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 58 (15.30%) Architect
2 53 (13.98%) Analyst
3 38 (10.03%) Network Engineer
4 31 (8.18%) Developer
5 22 (5.80%) Solutions Architect
6 21 (5.54%) Senior Network Engineer
7 18 (4.75%) IT Manager
8 17 (4.49%) Technical Architect
9 14 (3.69%) Business Analyst
9 14 (3.69%) Senior Analyst
9 14 (3.69%) Software Developer
10 12 (3.17%) Infrastructure Manager
11 11 (2.90%) Delivery Manager
11 11 (2.90%) Project Manager
12 10 (2.64%) Programme Manager
12 10 (2.64%) Team Leader
13 9 (2.37%) DevOps Engineer
13 9 (2.37%) Report Analyst
14 8 (2.11%) Agile Delivery Manager
14 8 (2.11%) IT Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (7.12%) .NET
2 15 (3.96%) Web Services
3 14 (3.69%) .NET Framework
4 13 (3.43%) CSS
4 13 (3.43%) HTML
5 9 (2.37%) ASP.NET
6 7 (1.85%) ASP.NET MVC
6 7 (1.85%) ASP.NET Web API
7 6 (1.58%) AngularJS
7 6 (1.58%) Hibernate
7 6 (1.58%) Laravel
7 6 (1.58%) LDAP
8 5 (1.32%) HTML5
9 4 (1.06%) JSON
9 4 (1.06%) React
10 3 (0.79%) CSS3
10 3 (0.79%) LESS
10 3 (0.79%) Node.js
10 3 (0.79%) Sass
10 3 (0.79%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 84 (22.16%) Data Centre
2 63 (16.62%) Management Information System
3 57 (15.04%) Self-Motivation
4 48 (12.66%) Analytical Skills
5 37 (9.76%) CMDB
6 15 (3.96%) Mobile App
6 15 (3.96%) PKI
7 14 (3.69%) User Experience
8 12 (3.17%) Driving Licence
9 8 (2.11%) Virtual Team
10 7 (1.85%) Fintech
11 5 (1.32%) CESG
11 5 (1.32%) Video Conferencing
12 4 (1.06%) Enterprise Cloud
12 4 (1.06%) Hybrid Cloud
12 4 (1.06%) PMI
13 3 (0.79%) Freedom of Information
13 3 (0.79%) iPad
13 3 (0.79%) SCADA
14 2 (0.53%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 41 (10.82%) Windows
2 9 (2.37%) Android
2 9 (2.37%) Apple iOS
3 8 (2.11%) Windows Server
3 8 (2.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (1.58%) Linux
4 6 (1.58%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (1.58%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (1.06%) Unix
5 4 (1.06%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.26%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (21.64%) ITIL
2 75 (19.79%) Project Management
3 71 (18.73%) Service Delivery
4 67 (17.68%) Agile Software Development
5 63 (16.62%) Problem-Solving
6 60 (15.83%) Data Protection
7 53 (13.98%) Software Engineering
8 51 (13.46%) PRINCE2
9 49 (12.93%) IT Strategy
10 44 (11.61%) Presales
11 40 (10.55%) Computer Science
11 40 (10.55%) Mentoring
12 39 (10.29%) Information Security
13 36 (9.50%) IT Governance
13 36 (9.50%) Service Management
14 35 (9.23%) Change Management
15 34 (8.97%) ITIL V3
15 34 (8.97%) Stakeholder Management
16 32 (8.44%) Due Diligence
16 32 (8.44%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 43 (11.35%) SQL
2 24 (6.33%) JavaScript
3 22 (5.80%) C#
4 16 (4.22%) Java
5 15 (3.96%) PowerShell
6 10 (2.64%) VBA
7 7 (1.85%) PHP
8 6 (1.58%) C
9 4 (1.06%) VBScript
10 3 (0.79%) Python
11 2 (0.53%) ES6
11 2 (0.53%) ES7
11 2 (0.53%) ES8
11 2 (0.53%) TypeScript
11 2 (0.53%) VB
12 1 (0.26%) ABAP
12 1 (0.26%) Apex Code
12 1 (0.26%) C++
12 1 (0.26%) Perl
12 1 (0.26%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 87 (22.96%) Degree
2 35 (9.23%) Computer Science Degree
3 28 (7.39%) Cisco Certification
3 28 (7.39%) CISSP
4 27 (7.12%) ITIL Certification
5 23 (6.07%) CCNP
6 21 (5.54%) PMI Certification
7 20 (5.28%) ISEB
8 17 (4.49%) CEH
8 17 (4.49%) CompTIA Security+
8 17 (4.49%) PMP
9 15 (3.96%) CCIE
10 13 (3.43%) CCNA
11 12 (3.17%) Microsoft Certification
12 8 (2.11%) MCITP
12 8 (2.11%) SC Cleared
12 8 (2.11%) Security Cleared
13 6 (1.58%) DBS Check
13 6 (1.58%) TOGAF Certification
14 5 (1.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (15.83%) GDPR
2 39 (10.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 35 (9.23%) QA
4 33 (8.71%) SLA
5 20 (5.28%) PMO
6 17 (4.49%) GPG13
7 12 (3.17%) Cyber Essentials
8 9 (2.37%) Data Quality
8 9 (2.37%) PCI DSS
9 8 (2.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 7 (1.85%) COBIT
10 7 (1.85%) P3O
11 3 (0.79%) BS25999
11 3 (0.79%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 3 (0.79%) ISO 22301
11 3 (0.79%) ISO 31000
11 3 (0.79%) PMBOK
12 2 (0.53%) ISO 9001
13 1 (0.26%) HAZOP
13 1 (0.26%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 35 (9.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (3.96%) Active Directory
3 7 (1.85%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (0.79%) Docker
4 3 (0.79%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (0.53%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 4 (1.06%) Cisco Prime
1 4 (1.06%) McAfee ePO
1 4 (1.06%) Norton AntiVirus
1 4 (1.06%) SCOM
2 3 (0.79%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (0.79%) Terraform
3 2 (0.53%) Ansible
3 2 (0.53%) Docker Swarm
3 2 (0.53%) Nessus
3 2 (0.53%) QRadar
3 2 (0.53%) SCCM
3 2 (0.53%) WSUS
4 1 (0.26%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 74 (19.53%) Microsoft
2 51 (13.46%) CheckPoint
3 46 (12.14%) Cisco
4 43 (11.35%) VMware
5 32 (8.44%) Fortinet
6 22 (5.80%) Citrix
6 22 (5.80%) EMC
7 21 (5.54%) HP
8 20 (5.28%) NetApp
9 19 (5.01%) Juniper
10 15 (3.96%) F5
11 14 (3.69%) Oracle
12 9 (2.37%) Dell
12 9 (2.37%) Google
13 8 (2.11%) Xamarin
14 7 (1.85%) MobileIron
14 7 (1.85%) Salesforce.com
14 7 (1.85%) SAP
14 7 (1.85%) ServiceNow
15 5 (1.32%) Avaya