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 3 months to 22 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Continual Improvement
England / West Midlands
Rank 73 68 111
Rank change year-on-year -5 +43  
Permanent jobs citing Continuous Improvement 167 231 114
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.59% 3.80% 2.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.99% 4.31% 2.72%
Number of salaries quoted 86 152 82
Median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.27% +2.92%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £30,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £63,250 £67,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.55% -  

Continuous Improvement is in the process and methodology skills category. The next 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 and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 4187 5362 4198
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 89.89% 88.10% 83.81%
Number of salaries quoted 3396 4320 3502
Median salary £42,500 £43,974 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.35% +3.46%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £61,500 £62,500 £62,898
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Continuous Improvement
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing Continuous Improvement as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 22 March 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 3 months to 22 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +2 113 £45,000 -5.26% 5
Warwickshire +28 13 £52,000 +23.07% 2
Coventry +12 13 £55,000 +11.11% 1
Worcestershire -13 9 £38,003 +4.11%
Staffordshire +2 7 £33,750 +18.21% 1
Solihull -14 5 £42,500 -19.04%
Shropshire -10 2 £27,750 -4.31% 1
Sutton Coldfield - 2 - -
West Bromwich - 1 £42,500 -
Continuous Improvement
England

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 March 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.

1 141 (36.34%) Data Centre
2 134 (34.54%) ITIL
3 131 (33.76%) Service Delivery
4 98 (25.26%) MS Excel
5 89 (22.94%) Microsoft
6 84 (21.65%) Finance
6 84 (21.65%) Agile Software Development
7 78 (20.10%) Line Management
8 75 (19.33%) PRINCE2
9 74 (19.07%) Analytical Skills
10 71 (18.30%) Degree
11 68 (17.53%) Retail
12 67 (17.27%) Software Engineering
13 64 (16.49%) Computer Science
14 60 (15.46%) Service Management
15 59 (15.21%) SQL
16 55 (14.18%) Cisco
17 54 (13.92%) IT Governance
18 53 (13.66%) Security Cleared
18 53 (13.66%) SQL Server
19 52 (13.40%) CMDB
20 51 (13.14%) Citrix
21 50 (12.89%) Firewall
21 50 (12.89%) Project Management
22 49 (12.63%) ITIL Certification
22 49 (12.63%) CheckPoint
22 49 (12.63%) ITIL V3
23 48 (12.37%) CRM
24 47 (12.11%) HP
25 46 (11.86%) Change Management

Continuous Improvement
Top Related 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 18 (4.64%) IIS
2 4 (1.03%) Confluence
2 4 (1.03%) Documentum
2 4 (1.03%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.03%) Tomcat
3 3 (0.77%) JBoss
4 2 (0.52%) CMS
4 2 (0.52%) MS Exchange
4 2 (0.52%) SAS
5 1 (0.26%) Apache ServiceMix
5 1 (0.26%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.26%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.26%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.26%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 98 (25.26%) MS Excel
2 39 (10.05%) MS Office
3 29 (7.47%) MS PowerPoint
4 10 (2.58%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.52%) MS Project
6 1 (0.26%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.26%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.26%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 31 (7.99%) Sentinel
2 27 (6.96%) assyst
3 21 (5.41%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (1.29%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (1.29%) SAP CO
4 5 (1.29%) SAP FI
4 5 (1.29%) SAP FI/CO
5 3 (0.77%) SAP QM
6 2 (0.52%) SAP HCM
7 1 (0.26%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 30 (7.73%) Microsoft Azure
1 30 (7.73%) SaaS
2 26 (6.70%) Amazon AWS
3 23 (5.93%) IaaS
4 22 (5.67%) Amazon EC2
4 22 (5.67%) PaaS
5 20 (5.15%) Office 365
6 3 (0.77%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (0.26%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.26%) IBM Blueworks
7 1 (0.26%) NUVI
Communications & Networking
1 50 (12.89%) Firewall
2 38 (9.79%) LAN
2 38 (9.79%) WAN
3 28 (7.22%) OSPF
4 19 (4.90%) DNS
5 18 (4.64%) SSL
6 12 (3.09%) Internet
7 8 (2.06%) Wi-Fi
8 7 (1.80%) TCP/IP
9 6 (1.55%) HTTP
9 6 (1.55%) MPLS
10 5 (1.29%) VPN
11 4 (1.03%) SAN
11 4 (1.03%) VLAN
12 3 (0.77%) Cisco ASA
12 3 (0.77%) DSL
12 3 (0.77%) IPsec
12 3 (0.77%) VoIP
12 3 (0.77%) Wireless
13 2 (0.52%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (13.66%) SQL Server
2 24 (6.19%) MySQL
3 21 (5.41%) DB2
4 5 (1.29%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (1.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (1.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (0.77%) MS Access
6 3 (0.77%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (0.52%) GIS
7 2 (0.52%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.52%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.26%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.26%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.26%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.26%) OLAP
8 1 (0.26%) QlikView
8 1 (0.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 21 (5.41%) Selenium
2 18 (4.64%) Git (software)
3 16 (4.12%) Jenkins
4 10 (2.58%) Subversion
5 9 (2.32%) LSMW
5 9 (2.32%) TeamCity
6 7 (1.80%) gulp
7 6 (1.55%) Cucumber
7 6 (1.55%) JIRA
7 6 (1.55%) Maven
7 6 (1.55%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (1.29%) Visual Studio
8 5 (1.29%) webpack
9 3 (0.77%) JUnit
10 2 (0.52%) Ant
10 2 (0.52%) Grunt
10 2 (0.52%) WebDriver
11 1 (0.26%) Mocha
11 1 (0.26%) NUnit
11 1 (0.26%) TestDirector
General
1 84 (21.65%) Finance
2 68 (17.53%) Retail
3 42 (10.82%) Manufacturing
3 42 (10.82%) Publishing
4 11 (2.84%) Telecoms
5 10 (2.58%) Billing
6 9 (2.32%) Marketing
7 7 (1.80%) Automotive
7 7 (1.80%) Banking
8 5 (1.29%) Advertising
9 4 (1.03%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.52%) Back Office
10 2 (0.52%) General Ledger
10 2 (0.52%) Legal
10 2 (0.52%) Military
11 1 (0.26%) German Language
11 1 (0.26%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.26%) Law
Job Titles
1 49 (12.63%) Analyst
1 49 (12.63%) Architect
2 43 (11.08%) Developer
3 42 (10.82%) Solutions Architect
4 32 (8.25%) Technical Specialist
5 24 (6.19%) Business Analyst
5 24 (6.19%) Network Engineer
5 24 (6.19%) Senior Network Engineer
6 23 (5.93%) Consultant
7 19 (4.90%) Information Manager
8 16 (4.12%) Security Officer
9 15 (3.87%) Citrix Specialist
9 15 (3.87%) Citrix Technical Specialist
9 15 (3.87%) Data Centre Specialist
9 15 (3.87%) Infrastructure Specialist
9 15 (3.87%) Security Manager
10 14 (3.61%) Information Officer
10 14 (3.61%) Information Security Officer
10 14 (3.61%) Service Manager
11 13 (3.35%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (7.99%) .NET
2 28 (7.22%) HTML
3 27 (6.96%) CSS
4 22 (5.67%) HTML5
5 19 (4.90%) ASP.NET
6 17 (4.38%) AngularJS
7 15 (3.87%) ASP.NET MVC
8 14 (3.61%) WCF
8 14 (3.61%) XML
9 13 (3.35%) jQuery
9 13 (3.35%) React
9 13 (3.35%) Web Services
10 11 (2.84%) EDI
11 10 (2.58%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 10 (2.58%) CSS3
12 7 (1.80%) .NET Framework
13 6 (1.55%) Vue.js
14 5 (1.29%) ASP.NET Web API
14 5 (1.29%) REST
14 5 (1.29%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 141 (36.34%) Data Centre
2 74 (19.07%) Analytical Skills
3 64 (16.49%) Computer Science
4 52 (13.40%) CMDB
5 39 (10.05%) Management Information System
6 31 (7.99%) NHS
7 14 (3.61%) CESG
7 14 (3.61%) Data Protection Act
7 14 (3.61%) Driving Licence
7 14 (3.61%) Freedom of Information
7 14 (3.61%) Video Conferencing
8 8 (2.06%) LIMS
8 8 (2.06%) Virtual Team
9 7 (1.80%) User Experience
10 5 (1.29%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (1.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 4 (1.03%) Mobile App
12 3 (0.77%) Derivative
12 3 (0.77%) PMI
13 2 (0.52%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 30 (7.73%) Linux
2 22 (5.67%) Windows
3 14 (3.61%) Unix
4 3 (0.77%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.52%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 134 (34.54%) ITIL
2 131 (33.76%) Service Delivery
3 84 (21.65%) Agile Software Development
4 78 (20.10%) Line Management
5 75 (19.33%) PRINCE2
6 67 (17.27%) Software Engineering
7 60 (15.46%) Service Management
8 54 (13.92%) IT Governance
9 50 (12.89%) Project Management
10 49 (12.63%) ITIL V3
11 48 (12.37%) CRM
12 46 (11.86%) Change Management
12 46 (11.86%) IT Strategy
12 46 (11.86%) TOGAF
13 45 (11.60%) ERP
14 44 (11.34%) Risk Management
15 41 (10.57%) Logistics
15 41 (10.57%) Mentoring
15 41 (10.57%) Presales
16 40 (10.31%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 59 (15.21%) SQL
2 29 (7.47%) C#
2 29 (7.47%) JavaScript
3 15 (3.87%) Java
4 12 (3.09%) T-SQL
5 10 (2.58%) PowerShell
6 9 (2.32%) ABAP
7 5 (1.29%) ES6
8 4 (1.03%) C
8 4 (1.03%) Python
8 4 (1.03%) Ruby
8 4 (1.03%) VBA
9 3 (0.77%) C++
9 3 (0.77%) Scala
10 2 (0.52%) Perl
11 1 (0.26%) Groovy
11 1 (0.26%) PHP
11 1 (0.26%) VB
11 1 (0.26%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 71 (18.30%) Degree
2 53 (13.66%) Security Cleared
3 49 (12.63%) ITIL Certification
4 40 (10.31%) CISSP
5 38 (9.79%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 36 (9.28%) ISEB
7 35 (9.02%) CISM
7 35 (9.02%) SC Cleared
8 25 (6.44%) PMI Certification
9 22 (5.67%) CISA
9 22 (5.67%) PMP
10 15 (3.87%) BPSS Clearance
10 15 (3.87%) LPIC
11 14 (3.61%) CEH
11 14 (3.61%) CISMP
11 14 (3.61%) CRISC
12 9 (2.32%) ISEB Practitioner
13 5 (1.29%) CCNA
13 5 (1.29%) Cisco Certification
14 4 (1.03%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (10.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 31 (7.99%) Cyber Essentials
3 30 (7.73%) PCI DSS
4 29 (7.47%) QA
5 28 (7.22%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 15 (3.87%) Disclosure Scotland
7 14 (3.61%) GPG13
7 14 (3.61%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 14 (3.61%) RMADS
7 14 (3.61%) SLA
8 10 (2.58%) PMO
9 4 (1.03%) Data Quality
9 4 (1.03%) ISO 9001
9 4 (1.03%) SDET
10 3 (0.77%) COBIT
11 1 (0.26%) ISO 14001
11 1 (0.26%) ISO27002
System Software
1 38 (9.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (5.67%) Virtual Machines
3 19 (4.90%) Active Directory
4 15 (3.87%) Firmware
5 6 (1.55%) Docker
6 1 (0.26%) Forefront TMG
6 1 (0.26%) XenApp
6 1 (0.26%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 29 (7.47%) SCCM
2 28 (7.22%) SCOM
3 22 (5.67%) SCVMM
4 16 (4.12%) Backup Exec
5 15 (3.87%) NetBackup
6 13 (3.35%) Tivoli
7 4 (1.03%) Puppet
8 1 (0.26%) Cisco Prime
8 1 (0.26%) Cisco UCCE
8 1 (0.26%) SCOrch
8 1 (0.26%) vRealize
8 1 (0.26%) WSUS
Vendors
1 89 (22.94%) Microsoft
2 55 (14.18%) Cisco
3 51 (13.14%) Citrix
4 49 (12.63%) CheckPoint
5 47 (12.11%) HP
6 42 (10.82%) VMware
7 37 (9.54%) IBM
8 30 (7.73%) Oracle
8 30 (7.73%) SAP
9 29 (7.47%) Fortinet
10 24 (6.19%) EMC
11 21 (5.41%) BMC
11 21 (5.41%) Juniper
12 20 (5.15%) NetApp
13 15 (3.87%) Red Hat
13 15 (3.87%) ServiceNow
14 9 (2.32%) Google
15 8 (2.06%) Computacenter
16 6 (1.55%) Facebook
17 5 (1.29%) Pega
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Big Red Recruitment Midlands Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Broster Buchanan
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Warwickshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Telford, UK
Revenue & Customs Digital Technology Services (RCDTS)
Salary: £26600-£29400
Posted: 13 days ago
Stratford-upon-Avon
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
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