Period
to 20 November 2017

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

Continual Improvement
England > West Midlands
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 74 41 120
Rank change year-on-year -33 +79 +15
Permanent jobs citing Continuous Improvement 371 633 246
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.67% 5.60% 2.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.13% 6.28% 2.57%
Number of salaries quoted 211 342 210
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £28,000 £31,525 £29,750
90th Percentile £72,250 £75,000 £87,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £51,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +2.94% +2.00% -

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 8975 10081 9567
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 88.89% 89.13% 87.63%
Number of salaries quoted 7261 7878 7887
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,000 £24,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £63,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 20 November 2017.

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 20 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
Birmingham -34 187 £48,750 -9.72% 3
Staffordshire +8 37 £35,000 -17.65% 2
Shropshire +7 29 £50,000 +38.89% 4
Coventry +7 29 £50,000 +9.89% 1
Warwickshire -23 28 £52,500 +16.67% 2
Solihull +6 17 £41,000 +1.86% 1
Worcestershire -3 12 £48,250 -0.52% 1
Halesowen - 9 £42,500 -
Wolverhampton 0 4 £32,500 -40.91%
Walsall +3 2 £32,500 -13.45%
Herefordshire -1 2 £60,000 +20.00% 1
Dudley +10 1 £32,500 +1.56%
Sutton Coldfield +8 1 £42,500 +30.77% 1
West Bromwich -5 1 £55,000 -26.67%
Smethwick - 1 £50,000 -
Brierley Hill - 1 £35,000 -
Continuous Improvement
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, IT jobs citing Continuous 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Continuous Improvement.

1 116 (31.27%) ITIL
2 92 (24.80%) Agile Software Development
3 90 (24.26%) Microsoft
4 77 (20.75%) Analytical Skills
5 76 (20.49%) Finance
6 72 (19.41%) Data Centre
7 68 (18.33%) Degree
8 62 (16.71%) Service Delivery
9 54 (14.56%) Change Management
9 54 (14.56%) Mentoring
10 48 (12.94%) SQL
11 47 (12.67%) Linux
11 47 (12.67%) Project Management
12 45 (12.13%) SQL Server
13 44 (11.86%) JavaScript
14 39 (10.51%) SAP
15 38 (10.24%) IT Strategy
16 37 (9.97%) Java
17 36 (9.70%) PRINCE2
18 35 (9.43%) VMware
19 34 (9.16%) Manufacturing
19 34 (9.16%) Service Management
19 34 (9.16%) .NET
19 34 (9.16%) Retail
19 34 (9.16%) Customer Requirements
19 34 (9.16%) Line Management
20 32 (8.63%) Microsoft Azure
20 32 (8.63%) VMware Infrastructure
21 31 (8.36%) Scrum
22 30 (8.09%) Publishing

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 21 (5.66%) SharePoint
2 11 (2.96%) MS Exchange
3 7 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (1.62%) SharePoint 2013
5 5 (1.35%) SAS
6 4 (1.08%) IIS
7 3 (0.81%) Moodle
8 2 (0.54%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.54%) Confluence
8 2 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (0.54%) OpenEdge
8 2 (0.54%) Sonic ESB
9 1 (0.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.27%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.27%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.27%) WebSphere
Applications
1 20 (5.39%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (3.50%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (1.89%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (1.08%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.27%) Autodesk Inventor
Business Applications
1 14 (3.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (3.23%) SAP S/4HANA
3 11 (2.96%) assyst
4 7 (1.89%) SAP EWM
5 5 (1.35%) SAP HCM
6 4 (1.08%) SAP CO
6 4 (1.08%) SAP FI
6 4 (1.08%) SAP FI/CO
7 3 (0.81%) SAP WM
8 2 (0.54%) Exstream
8 2 (0.54%) SAP QM
8 2 (0.54%) Sentinel
9 1 (0.27%) iTrent
9 1 (0.27%) NetSuite
9 1 (0.27%) SAP CRM
9 1 (0.27%) SAP HR
9 1 (0.27%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 32 (8.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 26 (7.01%) PaaS
3 23 (6.20%) Amazon AWS
4 22 (5.93%) SaaS
5 14 (3.77%) Amazon EC2
6 12 (3.23%) AWS CloudFormation
7 10 (2.70%) IaaS
8 8 (2.16%) Cloud Computing
9 5 (1.35%) Office 365
9 5 (1.35%) SuccessFactors
10 4 (1.08%) GitHub
11 2 (0.54%) Google Cloud Platform
12 1 (0.27%) Google Analytics
12 1 (0.27%) Google Tag Manager
Communications & Networking
1 29 (7.82%) Firewall
2 22 (5.93%) LAN
2 22 (5.93%) WAN
3 15 (4.04%) TCP/IP
4 14 (3.77%) DNS
5 12 (3.23%) OSPF
6 6 (1.62%) VoIP
7 5 (1.35%) VPN
8 4 (1.08%) LDAP
8 4 (1.08%) SMS
8 4 (1.08%) VLAN
9 3 (0.81%) DHCP
9 3 (0.81%) SAN
9 3 (0.81%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (0.54%) Intranet
10 2 (0.54%) SNMP
10 2 (0.54%) SSL
10 2 (0.54%) Unified Communications
10 2 (0.54%) Wireless
11 1 (0.27%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (12.13%) SQL Server
2 14 (3.77%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (3.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 11 (2.96%) SQL Server 2005
5 10 (2.70%) SQL Server 2012
5 10 (2.70%) SQL Server 2014
5 10 (2.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 8 (2.16%) MySQL
7 7 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
7 7 (1.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 5 (1.35%) QlikView
8 5 (1.35%) SQL Server 2016
9 3 (0.81%) BusinessObjects
9 3 (0.81%) KDB
9 3 (0.81%) MongoDB
10 2 (0.54%) BigQuery
10 2 (0.54%) DB2
10 2 (0.54%) NoSQL
10 2 (0.54%) OLAP
10 2 (0.54%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 26 (7.01%) eCATT
1 26 (7.01%) LSMW
2 18 (4.85%) Jenkins
3 9 (2.43%) Git (software)
4 7 (1.89%) Visual Studio
5 5 (1.35%) Android Studio
5 5 (1.35%) Bower
5 5 (1.35%) Grunt
5 5 (1.35%) gulp
5 5 (1.35%) JUnit
6 4 (1.08%) jMock
6 4 (1.08%) Mockito
7 3 (0.81%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (0.81%) Vagrant
7 3 (0.81%) Yeoman
8 2 (0.54%) Cucumber
8 2 (0.54%) Jasmine
8 2 (0.54%) NuGet
8 2 (0.54%) Octopus Deploy
8 2 (0.54%) TeamCity
General
1 76 (20.49%) Finance
2 34 (9.16%) Manufacturing
2 34 (9.16%) Retail
3 30 (8.09%) Publishing
4 24 (6.47%) Marketing
5 20 (5.39%) Billing
6 9 (2.43%) Local Government
7 8 (2.16%) Games
8 7 (1.89%) Banking
9 6 (1.62%) Investment Banking
9 6 (1.62%) Telecoms
10 5 (1.35%) Legal
11 4 (1.08%) Advertising
11 4 (1.08%) Front Office
11 4 (1.08%) General Ledger
12 3 (0.81%) Automotive
13 1 (0.27%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 47 (12.67%) Analyst
2 43 (11.59%) Developer
3 38 (10.24%) Consultant
4 31 (8.36%) SAP Consultant
5 22 (5.93%) Architect
6 21 (5.66%) Service Manager
7 19 (5.12%) Technical Manager
8 18 (4.85%) Network Engineer
9 17 (4.58%) Logistics Consultant
10 16 (4.31%) Product Manager
11 15 (4.04%) Support Engineer
11 15 (4.04%) Technical Services Manager
12 14 (3.77%) Support Analyst
13 13 (3.50%) .NET Developer
13 13 (3.50%) Full Stack Developer
13 13 (3.50%) SAP Logistics Consultant
13 13 (3.50%) Solutions Architect
14 12 (3.23%) C# .NET Developer
14 12 (3.23%) IT Analyst
14 12 (3.23%) SAP EWM Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (9.16%) .NET
2 26 (7.01%) EDI
2 26 (7.01%) IDoc
3 23 (6.20%) HTML
4 19 (5.12%) CSS
5 18 (4.85%) ASP.NET
6 15 (4.04%) AngularJS
7 14 (3.77%) REST
8 12 (3.23%) SOAP
9 11 (2.96%) ASP.NET MVC
9 11 (2.96%) HTML5
9 11 (2.96%) XML
10 10 (2.70%) CSS3
11 9 (2.43%) Elastic Stack
12 7 (1.89%) Spring
13 6 (1.62%) Hibernate
13 6 (1.62%) J2EE
14 5 (1.35%) jQuery
14 5 (1.35%) Spring MVC
14 5 (1.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 77 (20.75%) Analytical Skills
2 72 (19.41%) Data Centre
3 26 (7.01%) Computer Science
4 24 (6.47%) Management Information System
5 22 (5.93%) Public Cloud
6 18 (4.85%) LIMS
7 17 (4.58%) Social Media
8 15 (4.04%) CMDB
9 12 (3.23%) NHS
10 8 (2.16%) BBC
10 8 (2.16%) Mobile Games
10 8 (2.16%) Online Gambling
11 7 (1.89%) Virtual Team
12 5 (1.35%) Driving Licence
13 4 (1.08%) Greenfield Project
13 4 (1.08%) Replication
14 3 (0.81%) Clustering
14 3 (0.81%) e-Learning
14 3 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
14 3 (0.81%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 47 (12.67%) Linux
2 30 (8.09%) Windows
3 20 (5.39%) Unix
4 9 (2.43%) Android
5 7 (1.89%) Windows Server
6 4 (1.08%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (0.81%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.54%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.54%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.54%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.27%) AIX
9 1 (0.27%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.27%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.27%) SUSE
9 1 (0.27%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.27%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (31.27%) ITIL
2 92 (24.80%) Agile Software Development
3 62 (16.71%) Service Delivery
4 54 (14.56%) Change Management
4 54 (14.56%) Mentoring
5 47 (12.67%) Project Management
6 38 (10.24%) IT Strategy
7 36 (9.70%) PRINCE2
8 34 (9.16%) Customer Requirements
8 34 (9.16%) Line Management
8 34 (9.16%) Service Management
9 31 (8.36%) Scrum
10 30 (8.09%) Data Migration
10 30 (8.09%) Logistics
11 29 (7.82%) Migration
11 29 (7.82%) Software Engineering
12 27 (7.28%) CRM
13 26 (7.01%) Process Improvement
13 26 (7.01%) Project Planning
14 25 (6.74%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 48 (12.94%) SQL
2 44 (11.86%) JavaScript
3 37 (9.97%) Java
4 30 (8.09%) ABAP
5 28 (7.55%) C#
6 17 (4.58%) PowerShell
7 16 (4.31%) Python
8 13 (3.50%) C
8 13 (3.50%) Perl
8 13 (3.50%) Ruby
8 13 (3.50%) T-SQL
9 11 (2.96%) VBScript
10 5 (1.35%) C++
10 5 (1.35%) FoxPro (VFP)
11 4 (1.08%) PHP
12 3 (0.81%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.54%) Delphi
13 2 (0.54%) TypeScript
13 2 (0.54%) VB
14 1 (0.27%) Go
Qualifications
1 68 (18.33%) Degree
2 28 (7.55%) ITIL Certification
3 20 (5.39%) Computer Science Degree
4 16 (4.31%) Security Cleared
5 15 (4.04%) CISSP
6 13 (3.50%) ISEB
7 12 (3.23%) SC Cleared
8 9 (2.43%) PMI Certification
8 9 (2.43%) PMP
9 6 (1.62%) CEH
9 6 (1.62%) CISM
9 6 (1.62%) CompTIA Security+
9 6 (1.62%) Microsoft Certification
9 6 (1.62%) Security+ Certification
10 5 (1.35%) ISTQB
11 4 (1.08%) GCIA
11 4 (1.08%) GCIH
11 4 (1.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 4 (1.08%) SSCP
12 3 (0.81%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (4.85%) QA
2 16 (4.31%) SLA
3 14 (3.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 14 (3.77%) PMO
4 13 (3.50%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 10 (2.70%) PCI DSS
6 6 (1.62%) GPG13
7 5 (1.35%) GDPR
8 4 (1.08%) COBIT
9 2 (0.54%) Cyber Essentials
9 2 (0.54%) Disclosure Scotland
9 2 (0.54%) P3O
10 1 (0.27%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.27%) DO-178B
System Software
1 32 (8.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 24 (6.47%) Docker
3 23 (6.20%) Active Directory
4 14 (3.77%) Virtual Machines
5 7 (1.89%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.81%) Firmware
7 2 (0.54%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (0.54%) XenApp
7 2 (0.54%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.27%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.27%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 22 (5.93%) SCCM
2 21 (5.66%) Ansible
2 21 (5.66%) SCOM
3 20 (5.39%) Puppet
4 14 (3.77%) SCVMM
5 12 (3.23%) Terraform
6 11 (2.96%) Opscode Chef
6 11 (2.96%) Salt
6 11 (2.96%) Tivoli
7 9 (2.43%) Grafana
8 5 (1.35%) Nagios
8 5 (1.35%) Norton AntiVirus
9 4 (1.08%) NetBackup
10 3 (0.81%) ITRS Geneos
10 3 (0.81%) Netcool
11 2 (0.54%) Cisco CUCM
11 2 (0.54%) Cisco UCCE
11 2 (0.54%) HP Quality Center
11 2 (0.54%) Microsoft Intune
11 2 (0.54%) Packer
Vendors
1 90 (24.26%) Microsoft
2 39 (10.51%) SAP
3 35 (9.43%) VMware
4 26 (7.01%) Citrix
5 25 (6.74%) Cisco
6 21 (5.66%) CheckPoint
7 17 (4.58%) HP
8 15 (4.04%) BMC
9 13 (3.50%) Fortinet
9 13 (3.50%) Oracle
10 11 (2.96%) NetApp
11 10 (2.70%) EMC
12 9 (2.43%) Splunk
13 7 (1.89%) Symantec
14 6 (1.62%) ServiceNow
15 5 (1.35%) IBM
15 5 (1.35%) McAfee
16 4 (1.08%) Juniper
17 3 (0.81%) Apple
17 3 (0.81%) Red Hat