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

Continual Improvement
England > West Midlands
6 months to
24 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 42 77 70
Rank change year-on-year +35 -7 +44
Permanent jobs citing Continuous Improvement 519 352 472
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 5.45% 3.58% 3.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.07% 3.97% 4.28%
Number of salaries quoted 255 176 280
West Midlands median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - -
10th Percentile £32,500 £26,250 £29,725
90th Percentile £61,550 £62,875 £75,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +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 8,551 8,872 11,034
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 89.79% 90.36% 89.59%
Number of salaries quoted 6,563 7,292 8,739
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -2.44% +2.50%
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £66,250 £61,250 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,750
% change year-on-year - +2.56% +2.63%

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 June 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 June 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 +16 302 £50,000 +11.11% 23
Coventry +15 52 £50,000 - 12
Warwickshire +37 50 £55,000 +10.00% 12
Staffordshire +5 39 £47,500 +63.79% 6
Worcestershire +40 31 £45,947 +14.87% 2
Solihull +9 15 £42,500 -0.58%
Sutton Coldfield +2 7 £31,000 +37.78% 1
Shropshire +6 5 £65,000 +66.67% 6
Wolverhampton - 2 - - 3
Herefordshire - 2 £56,250 - 2
Halesowen +6 1 £47,500 -
Brierley Hill - 1 £35,000 -
Walsall - 1 £40,001 - 3
Continuous Improvement
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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.

1 242 (46.63%) ITIL
2 189 (36.42%) Self-Motivation
3 184 (35.45%) Degree
4 165 (31.79%) Service Delivery
5 162 (31.21%) Data Centre
6 110 (21.19%) Software Engineering
7 101 (19.46%) Computer Science
7 101 (19.46%) Project Management
8 96 (18.50%) ITIL Certification
8 96 (18.50%) Computer Science Degree
9 95 (18.30%) Microsoft
10 93 (17.92%) Line Management
11 91 (17.53%) Analytical Skills
11 91 (17.53%) Firewall
12 90 (17.34%) Problem-Solving
13 85 (16.38%) CheckPoint
14 81 (15.61%) Finance
15 79 (15.22%) Due Diligence
16 76 (14.64%) Citrix
17 75 (14.45%) Service Management
18 74 (14.26%) VMware
18 74 (14.26%) ITIL V3
19 73 (14.07%) VMware Infrastructure
20 71 (13.68%) Agile Software Development
20 71 (13.68%) PRINCE2
21 69 (13.29%) Cisco
22 68 (13.10%) Fortinet
22 68 (13.10%) Presales
23 65 (12.52%) Root Cause Analysis
24 60 (11.56%) Requirements Analysis

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 34 (6.55%) MS Exchange
2 33 (6.36%) Exchange Server 2010
3 20 (3.85%) SharePoint
4 3 (0.58%) Skype for Business
5 2 (0.39%) CMS
5 2 (0.39%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (0.39%) IIS
6 1 (0.19%) Confluence
6 1 (0.19%) Umbraco
Applications
1 16 (3.08%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (2.31%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (1.35%) Microsoft Project
4 5 (0.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.77%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.19%) Adobe Captivate
6 1 (0.19%) Camtasia
6 1 (0.19%) FrameMaker
6 1 (0.19%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 11 (2.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.16%) SAP QM
3 5 (0.96%) assyst
3 5 (0.96%) SAP CO
3 5 (0.96%) SAP FI
3 5 (0.96%) SAP FI/CO
3 5 (0.96%) SAP FSCM
3 5 (0.96%) Sentinel
4 3 (0.58%) Primavera
5 2 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.39%) SAP APO
6 1 (0.19%) Infor M3
6 1 (0.19%) Movex
6 1 (0.19%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 50 (9.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 47 (9.06%) PaaS
3 31 (5.97%) IaaS
4 29 (5.59%) Amazon AWS
5 23 (4.43%) SaaS
6 20 (3.85%) Amazon EC2
7 14 (2.70%) Office 365
8 8 (1.54%) SuccessFactors
9 6 (1.16%) AWS CloudFormation
10 3 (0.58%) npm
11 2 (0.39%) Yarn
12 1 (0.19%) Dynamics 365
12 1 (0.19%) Google Analytics
12 1 (0.19%) OneDrive
12 1 (0.19%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 91 (17.53%) Firewall
2 48 (9.25%) OSPF
3 36 (6.94%) BGP
3 36 (6.94%) Cisco ASA
3 36 (6.94%) Cisco Nexus
3 36 (6.94%) FWSM
3 36 (6.94%) IPsec
3 36 (6.94%) VPN
4 31 (5.97%) NetScaler
5 19 (3.66%) DHCP
5 19 (3.66%) DNS
5 19 (3.66%) SNMP
5 19 (3.66%) Software-Defined Networking
6 12 (2.31%) LAN
6 12 (2.31%) WAN
7 10 (1.93%) Internet
8 4 (0.77%) SMS
9 2 (0.39%) Network Security
9 2 (0.39%) TCP/IP
10 1 (0.19%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (3.08%) SQL Server
2 13 (2.50%) Relational Database
3 7 (1.35%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (1.35%) MongoDB
4 6 (1.16%) Power BI
5 5 (0.96%) NoSQL
5 5 (0.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (0.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.19%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.19%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.19%) ZAP BI
Development Applications
1 36 (6.94%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 11 (2.12%) eCATT
2 11 (2.12%) LSMW
3 9 (1.73%) Cucumber
3 9 (1.73%) Git (software)
3 9 (1.73%) Selenium
3 9 (1.73%) Visual Studio
4 8 (1.54%) Jenkins
4 8 (1.54%) Ranorex
5 7 (1.35%) Jasmine
5 7 (1.35%) SpecFlow
6 6 (1.16%) gulp
6 6 (1.16%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (0.96%) TeamCity
8 4 (0.77%) Bower
8 4 (0.77%) Grunt
8 4 (0.77%) JIRA
9 3 (0.58%) Vagrant
9 3 (0.58%) Visual Studio Team System
9 3 (0.58%) Yeoman
General
1 81 (15.61%) Finance
2 45 (8.67%) Publishing
3 44 (8.48%) Retail
4 39 (7.51%) Manufacturing
5 19 (3.66%) Marketing
6 18 (3.47%) Legal
7 14 (2.70%) Billing
8 12 (2.31%) Local Government
9 8 (1.54%) Games
9 8 (1.54%) Telecoms
10 6 (1.16%) Automotive
11 5 (0.96%) General Ledger
12 4 (0.77%) Back Office
13 1 (0.19%) Advertising
13 1 (0.19%) Banking
13 1 (0.19%) Electronics
13 1 (0.19%) Law
13 1 (0.19%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 70 (13.49%) Architect
2 43 (8.29%) Analyst
2 43 (8.29%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 43 (8.29%) Technical Specialist
3 38 (7.32%) Service Manager
4 34 (6.55%) Consultant
5 33 (6.36%) IT Manager
6 29 (5.59%) Network Engineer
6 29 (5.59%) Senior Network Engineer
7 25 (4.82%) ICT Architect
8 24 (4.62%) Solutions Architect
9 23 (4.43%) Citrix Specialist
9 23 (4.43%) Citrix Technical Specialist
9 23 (4.43%) Developer
9 23 (4.43%) Virtualisation Specialist
10 20 (3.85%) Technical Leader
11 19 (3.66%) Network Specialist
11 19 (3.66%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
11 19 (3.66%) Senior Network Specialist
12 18 (3.47%) SAP Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (6.94%) .NET
2 19 (3.66%) LDAP
2 19 (3.66%) Web Services
3 12 (2.31%) .NET Framework
4 11 (2.12%) ASP.NET
4 11 (2.12%) EDI
4 11 (2.12%) HTML
4 11 (2.12%) IDoc
5 10 (1.93%) Hibernate
6 9 (1.73%) REST
7 8 (1.54%) CSS
7 8 (1.54%) HTML5
7 8 (1.54%) XML
8 7 (1.35%) KnockoutJS
9 6 (1.16%) AngularJS
9 6 (1.16%) SOAP
9 6 (1.16%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 5 (0.96%) CSS3
10 5 (0.96%) jQuery
10 5 (0.96%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 189 (36.42%) Self-Motivation
2 162 (31.21%) Data Centre
3 101 (19.46%) Computer Science
4 91 (17.53%) Analytical Skills
5 51 (9.83%) CMDB
6 39 (7.51%) Management Information System
7 36 (6.94%) PKI
8 35 (6.74%) Public Cloud
9 19 (3.66%) Social Media
10 14 (2.70%) Mobile App
11 12 (2.31%) User Experience
12 11 (2.12%) LIMS
13 6 (1.16%) Driving Licence
14 5 (0.96%) CESG
14 5 (0.96%) Freedom of Information
14 5 (0.96%) Video Conferencing
15 3 (0.58%) Enterprise Software
15 3 (0.58%) Replication
16 1 (0.19%) Data Structures
16 1 (0.19%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 53 (10.21%) Windows
2 31 (5.97%) Windows Server
3 10 (1.93%) Linux
3 10 (1.93%) Mac OS X
4 2 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.19%) Android
5 1 (0.19%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 242 (46.63%) ITIL
2 165 (31.79%) Service Delivery
3 110 (21.19%) Software Engineering
4 101 (19.46%) Project Management
5 93 (17.92%) Line Management
6 90 (17.34%) Problem-Solving
7 79 (15.22%) Due Diligence
8 75 (14.45%) Service Management
9 74 (14.26%) ITIL V3
10 71 (13.68%) Agile Software Development
10 71 (13.68%) PRINCE2
11 68 (13.10%) Presales
12 65 (12.52%) Root Cause Analysis
13 60 (11.56%) Change Management
13 60 (11.56%) Requirements Analysis
14 59 (11.37%) Mentoring
15 48 (9.25%) Technical Architecture
16 47 (9.06%) IT Strategy
17 43 (8.29%) Scrum
18 40 (7.71%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 38 (7.32%) C#
2 33 (6.36%) SQL
3 26 (5.01%) JavaScript
4 14 (2.70%) Python
5 13 (2.50%) ABAP
6 11 (2.12%) Bash Shell
6 11 (2.12%) Perl
7 7 (1.35%) Java
8 5 (0.96%) PowerShell
9 3 (0.58%) C
9 3 (0.58%) TypeScript
10 2 (0.39%) ES6
10 2 (0.39%) ES7
10 2 (0.39%) ES8
11 1 (0.19%) Embedded C
11 1 (0.19%) PHP
11 1 (0.19%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.19%) VBA
11 1 (0.19%) XPath
Qualifications
1 184 (35.45%) Degree
2 96 (18.50%) Computer Science Degree
2 96 (18.50%) ITIL Certification
3 43 (8.29%) PMI Certification
3 43 (8.29%) PMP
4 39 (7.51%) Cisco Certification
5 36 (6.94%) CCNP
6 26 (5.01%) CISSP
7 22 (4.24%) ISEB
8 21 (4.05%) Security Cleared
9 20 (3.85%) MCP
9 20 (3.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 17 (3.28%) CEH
10 17 (3.28%) CompTIA Security+
10 17 (3.28%) SC Cleared
11 13 (2.50%) ISTQB
12 10 (1.93%) Master's Degree
13 9 (1.73%) CISA
14 7 (1.35%) CISM
14 7 (1.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (11.18%) SLA
2 41 (7.90%) QA
3 33 (6.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 21 (4.05%) PMO
5 17 (3.28%) GPG13
6 15 (2.89%) GDPR
7 10 (1.93%) PCI DSS
8 7 (1.35%) Cyber Essentials
8 7 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 6 (1.16%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 6 (1.16%) Data Quality
10 5 (0.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 4 (0.77%) ISO 9001
12 2 (0.39%) COBIT
13 1 (0.19%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 73 (14.07%) VMware Infrastructure
2 33 (6.36%) Hyper-V
2 33 (6.36%) XenApp
3 31 (5.97%) Microsoft App-V
3 31 (5.97%) VMware ESXi
3 31 (5.97%) vSphere
3 31 (5.97%) XenDesktop
4 25 (4.82%) Active Directory
5 20 (3.85%) Virtual Machines
6 10 (1.93%) Docker
7 1 (0.19%) Firmware
7 1 (0.19%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 51 (9.83%) SCVMM
2 31 (5.97%) vCenter Server
2 31 (5.97%) vMotion
3 7 (1.35%) Ansible
3 7 (1.35%) Docker Swarm
4 6 (1.16%) Terraform
5 4 (0.77%) Cisco IPCC
5 4 (0.77%) SCCM
6 2 (0.39%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.39%) Puppet
7 1 (0.19%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 95 (18.30%) Microsoft
2 85 (16.38%) CheckPoint
3 76 (14.64%) Citrix
4 74 (14.26%) VMware
5 69 (13.29%) Cisco
6 68 (13.10%) Fortinet
7 39 (7.51%) SAP
8 36 (6.94%) F5
8 36 (6.94%) Juniper
9 32 (6.17%) HP
10 31 (5.97%) Ivanti
10 31 (5.97%) ServiceNow
11 22 (4.24%) EMC
12 21 (4.05%) NetApp
13 20 (3.85%) BMC
14 19 (3.66%) CA
15 12 (2.31%) Xamarin
16 10 (1.93%) Remedy
17 6 (1.16%) Capita
18 5 (0.96%) Intel