Period
to 24 September 2018

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 24 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Continual Improvement
England > West Midlands
6 months to
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 42 77 45
Rank change year-on-year +35 -32 +76
Permanent jobs citing Continuous Improvement 452 363 606
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 5.19% 3.69% 5.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.74% 4.05% 5.65%
Number of salaries quoted 262 188 336
West Midlands median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £47,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% -4.76% -0.53%
10th Percentile £31,250 £26,775 £31,875
90th Percentile £68,750 £67,500 £77,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% 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 7,869 8,969 10,735
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 90.27% 91.24% 90.44%
Number of salaries quoted 6,018 7,381 8,407
West Midlands median annual salary £44,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,750 £24,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £63,750 £64,300
England median annual salary £50,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +1.00% - +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 24 September 2018.

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 24 September 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
Birmingham +16 246 £50,000 - 32
Warwickshire +61 61 £55,000 +15.79% 11
Coventry +27 46 £47,500 -1.55% 8
Staffordshire +14 41 £47,500 +69.64% 10
Solihull +5 19 £45,000 +4.65% 2
Worcestershire +22 15 £45,947 +14.87% 6
Wolverhampton +6 5 £66,250 +1.92%
Shropshire -8 4 £45,000 -10.00% 11
Walsall +1 2 £40,000 - 5
Herefordshire - 2 £56,250 - 2
Stourbridge - 1 £46,000 - 2
Continuous Improvement
England

For the 6 months to 24 September 2018, 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.

1 150 (33.19%) ITIL
2 123 (27.21%) Degree
3 120 (26.55%) Self-Motivation
4 105 (23.23%) Data Centre
5 101 (22.35%) Service Delivery
6 84 (18.58%) Firewall
6 84 (18.58%) Project Management
6 84 (18.58%) Problem-Solving
7 82 (18.14%) Analytical Skills
8 80 (17.70%) Microsoft
9 73 (16.15%) Finance
10 71 (15.71%) Software Engineering
11 70 (15.49%) CheckPoint
12 69 (15.27%) ITIL V3
13 68 (15.04%) Service Management
14 67 (14.82%) ITIL Certification
15 66 (14.60%) Computer Science
16 60 (13.27%) Agile Software Development
17 59 (13.05%) Management Information System
18 57 (12.61%) Cisco
18 57 (12.61%) Computer Science Degree
19 54 (11.95%) Change Management
20 52 (11.50%) Fortinet
21 50 (11.06%) Microsoft Azure
22 48 (10.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
22 48 (10.62%) PRINCE2
23 47 (10.40%) Line Management
24 43 (9.51%) Root Cause Analysis
24 43 (9.51%) Data Protection
25 42 (9.29%) OSPF

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 30 (6.64%) SharePoint
2 17 (3.76%) MS Exchange
3 13 (2.88%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (0.44%) CMS
4 2 (0.44%) Confluence
4 2 (0.44%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (0.44%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.22%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.22%) Tomcat
Applications
1 19 (4.20%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (3.10%) Microsoft Office
3 11 (2.43%) Microsoft Project
4 7 (1.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (1.33%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.44%) Adobe Captivate
6 2 (0.44%) Camtasia
6 2 (0.44%) FrameMaker
6 2 (0.44%) RoboHelp
7 1 (0.22%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 7 (1.55%) assyst
1 7 (1.55%) Sentinel
2 5 (1.11%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.88%) SAP APO
4 2 (0.44%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.44%) Infor M3
4 2 (0.44%) SAP CO
4 2 (0.44%) SAP FI
4 2 (0.44%) SAP FI/CO
4 2 (0.44%) SAP FSCM
4 2 (0.44%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.22%) Infor LN
5 1 (0.22%) Movex
5 1 (0.22%) SAP QM
Cloud Services
1 50 (11.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 37 (8.19%) PaaS
3 32 (7.08%) IaaS
4 26 (5.75%) Office 365
5 14 (3.10%) SaaS
6 9 (1.99%) Amazon AWS
7 7 (1.55%) SuccessFactors
8 5 (1.11%) AWS CloudFormation
9 4 (0.88%) npm
10 3 (0.66%) OneDrive
10 3 (0.66%) Yarn
11 2 (0.44%) Dynamics 365
11 2 (0.44%) Google Analytics
12 1 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
12 1 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
12 1 (0.22%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
12 1 (0.22%) Salesforce Service Cloud
12 1 (0.22%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 84 (18.58%) Firewall
2 42 (9.29%) OSPF
3 32 (7.08%) Cisco ASA
3 32 (7.08%) Cisco Nexus
4 31 (6.86%) BGP
4 31 (6.86%) FWSM
4 31 (6.86%) IPsec
4 31 (6.86%) VPN
5 14 (3.10%) LAN
5 14 (3.10%) WAN
6 13 (2.88%) NetScaler
7 12 (2.65%) DNS
8 11 (2.43%) Internet
9 9 (1.99%) DHCP
9 9 (1.99%) Network Security
9 9 (1.99%) SNMP
10 8 (1.77%) Software-Defined Networking
11 6 (1.33%) Intrusion Detection
12 3 (0.66%) SMS
12 3 (0.66%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (4.65%) Relational Database
2 19 (4.20%) SQL Server
3 8 (1.77%) NoSQL
4 7 (1.55%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (0.88%) Power BI
5 4 (0.88%) QlikView
6 3 (0.66%) Big Data
7 2 (0.44%) MySQL
8 1 (0.22%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
8 1 (0.22%) Cosmos DB
8 1 (0.22%) Data Mart
8 1 (0.22%) DB2
8 1 (0.22%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 31 (6.86%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 11 (2.43%) Jasmine
3 10 (2.21%) Git (software)
4 9 (1.99%) gulp
5 7 (1.55%) JIRA
6 5 (1.11%) Karma Test Runner
6 5 (1.11%) Visual Studio Team System
6 5 (1.11%) webpack
7 4 (0.88%) Bower
7 4 (0.88%) eCATT
7 4 (0.88%) Grunt
7 4 (0.88%) LSMW
8 3 (0.66%) Jenkins
8 3 (0.66%) TeamCity
8 3 (0.66%) Vagrant
8 3 (0.66%) Yeoman
9 2 (0.44%) Axure RP
9 2 (0.44%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (0.44%) Visual Studio
10 1 (0.22%) SoapUI
General
1 73 (16.15%) Finance
2 36 (7.96%) Publishing
3 34 (7.52%) Manufacturing
4 32 (7.08%) Retail
5 17 (3.76%) Legal
6 13 (2.88%) Telecoms
7 10 (2.21%) Billing
8 9 (1.99%) Games
8 9 (1.99%) Local Government
8 9 (1.99%) Marketing
9 7 (1.55%) Automotive
10 5 (1.11%) Back Office
11 2 (0.44%) Advertising
11 2 (0.44%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.44%) General Ledger
12 1 (0.22%) Banking
12 1 (0.22%) Electronics
12 1 (0.22%) Law
12 1 (0.22%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 51 (11.28%) Architect
2 43 (9.51%) Analyst
3 35 (7.74%) Network Engineer
4 30 (6.64%) Senior Network Engineer
5 29 (6.42%) IT Manager
6 27 (5.97%) Solutions Architect
7 26 (5.75%) Developer
8 25 (5.53%) Consultant
9 22 (4.87%) Change Manager
10 18 (3.98%) Business Analyst
11 17 (3.76%) Business Manager
11 17 (3.76%) Programme Manager
12 16 (3.54%) Service Manager
13 13 (2.88%) Applications Engineer
14 12 (2.65%) Implementation Consultant
14 12 (2.65%) Infrastructure Manager
14 12 (2.65%) Infrastructure Specialist
14 12 (2.65%) PMO Manager
14 12 (2.65%) Software Engineer
14 12 (2.65%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (9.29%) .NET
2 19 (4.20%) .NET Framework
3 17 (3.76%) Hibernate
4 14 (3.10%) ASP.NET
5 11 (2.43%) ASP.NET MVC
5 11 (2.43%) KnockoutJS
6 10 (2.21%) AngularJS
6 10 (2.21%) HTML
7 9 (1.99%) ASP.NET Web API
7 9 (1.99%) LDAP
7 9 (1.99%) React
7 9 (1.99%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 8 (1.77%) CSS
8 8 (1.77%) Web Services
9 6 (1.33%) HTML5
9 6 (1.33%) LESS
9 6 (1.33%) Node.js
9 6 (1.33%) RESTful
9 6 (1.33%) Sass
9 6 (1.33%) Semantic HTML
Miscellaneous
1 120 (26.55%) Self-Motivation
2 105 (23.23%) Data Centre
3 82 (18.14%) Analytical Skills
4 66 (14.60%) Computer Science
5 59 (13.05%) Management Information System
6 33 (7.30%) CMDB
7 32 (7.08%) PKI
8 20 (4.42%) Mobile App
9 13 (2.88%) Public Cloud
10 12 (2.65%) Driving Licence
11 11 (2.43%) User Experience
12 8 (1.77%) Virtual Team
13 7 (1.55%) CESG
13 7 (1.55%) Freedom of Information
13 7 (1.55%) Video Conferencing
14 6 (1.33%) Social Media
15 4 (0.88%) LIMS
16 3 (0.66%) Data Protection Act
16 3 (0.66%) Data Structures
16 3 (0.66%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 37 (8.19%) Windows
2 16 (3.54%) Windows Server
3 12 (2.65%) Mac OS X
4 4 (0.88%) Linux
5 3 (0.66%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.44%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.22%) Android
7 1 (0.22%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.22%) Unix
7 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 150 (33.19%) ITIL
2 101 (22.35%) Service Delivery
3 84 (18.58%) Problem-Solving
3 84 (18.58%) Project Management
4 71 (15.71%) Software Engineering
5 69 (15.27%) ITIL V3
6 68 (15.04%) Service Management
7 60 (13.27%) Agile Software Development
8 54 (11.95%) Change Management
9 48 (10.62%) PRINCE2
10 47 (10.40%) Line Management
11 43 (9.51%) Data Protection
11 43 (9.51%) Root Cause Analysis
12 42 (9.29%) Due Diligence
12 42 (9.29%) Information Security
13 39 (8.63%) IT Governance
13 39 (8.63%) IT Strategy
13 39 (8.63%) Presales
14 37 (8.19%) TDD
15 36 (7.96%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 41 (9.07%) C#
1 41 (9.07%) SQL
2 36 (7.96%) JavaScript
3 15 (3.32%) Python
4 10 (2.21%) Bash Shell
4 10 (2.21%) Perl
5 7 (1.55%) PowerShell
6 6 (1.33%) TypeScript
7 5 (1.11%) ES6
7 5 (1.11%) ES7
7 5 (1.11%) ES8
8 4 (0.88%) ABAP
9 3 (0.66%) C
10 2 (0.44%) Java
10 2 (0.44%) PHP
11 1 (0.22%) C++
11 1 (0.22%) Embedded C
11 1 (0.22%) Groovy
11 1 (0.22%) Scala
11 1 (0.22%) VBA
Qualifications
1 123 (27.21%) Degree
2 67 (14.82%) ITIL Certification
3 57 (12.61%) Computer Science Degree
4 35 (7.74%) Cisco Certification
5 34 (7.52%) CISSP
6 32 (7.08%) CCNP
7 28 (6.19%) PMI Certification
8 27 (5.97%) PMP
9 24 (5.31%) Security Cleared
10 21 (4.65%) ISEB
10 21 (4.65%) SC Cleared
11 18 (3.98%) CEH
11 18 (3.98%) CompTIA Security+
12 13 (2.88%) CISA
13 12 (2.65%) Master's Degree
14 11 (2.43%) CISM
15 10 (2.21%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 7 (1.55%) CCIE
17 5 (1.11%) ISTQB
17 5 (1.11%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (10.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 37 (8.19%) GDPR
2 37 (8.19%) SLA
3 27 (5.97%) QA
4 23 (5.09%) PMO
5 20 (4.42%) PCI DSS
6 18 (3.98%) GPG13
7 17 (3.76%) Cyber Essentials
8 14 (3.10%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 10 (2.21%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 8 (1.77%) Data Quality
11 5 (1.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 3 (0.66%) P3O
13 2 (0.44%) ISO 9001
14 1 (0.22%) COBIT
14 1 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 39 (8.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (3.32%) Hyper-V
3 13 (2.88%) Docker
3 13 (2.88%) Microsoft App-V
3 13 (2.88%) VMware ESXi
3 13 (2.88%) vSphere
3 13 (2.88%) XenApp
3 13 (2.88%) XenDesktop
4 12 (2.65%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.22%) Firmware
5 1 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.22%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 14 (3.10%) SCVMM
2 13 (2.88%) vCenter Server
2 13 (2.88%) vMotion
3 9 (1.99%) Ansible
3 9 (1.99%) Docker Swarm
4 5 (1.11%) Terraform
5 4 (0.88%) Cisco IPCC
5 4 (0.88%) SCCM
6 3 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (0.66%) Puppet
7 1 (0.22%) Cisco Prime
7 1 (0.22%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.22%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.22%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.22%) SCOM
7 1 (0.22%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 80 (17.70%) Microsoft
2 70 (15.49%) CheckPoint
3 57 (12.61%) Cisco
4 52 (11.50%) Fortinet
5 41 (9.07%) VMware
6 36 (7.96%) Citrix
7 32 (7.08%) Juniper
8 31 (6.86%) F5
9 30 (6.64%) SAP
10 25 (5.53%) ServiceNow
11 24 (5.31%) HP
12 21 (4.65%) EMC
12 21 (4.65%) Xamarin
13 20 (4.42%) NetApp
14 16 (3.54%) Remedy
15 13 (2.88%) Ivanti
16 8 (1.77%) CA
17 6 (1.33%) Oracle
18 5 (1.11%) Salesforce.com
19 4 (0.88%) Dell