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 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Continual Improvement
England / West Midlands
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 75 62 100
Rank change year-on-year -13 +38  
Permanent jobs citing Continuous Improvement 182 242 144
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.52% 3.89% 2.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.98% 4.39% 2.88%
Number of salaries quoted 90 119 100
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,950 £35,900 £32,400
10% offered a salary of more than £55,250 £75,000 £60,250
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 4568 5517 4995
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 88.30% 88.65% 87.29%
Number of salaries quoted 3790 4286 4129
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

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 23 June 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 23 June 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 -23 87 £47,500 -19.14% 6
Staffordshire +33 26 £29,000 -9.37% 4
Shropshire +16 18 £50,000 +17.64% 4
Coventry -6 16 £46,500 -18.06% 6
Warwickshire -2 10 £47,500 +15.15% 4
Solihull -2 7 £45,000 -25.00% 1
Worcestershire -7 4 £40,000 -5.88%
West Bromwich +9 3 - -
Halesowen - 1 - - 1
Smethwick - 1 £50,000 -
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £22,500 - 1
Continuous Improvement
England

For the 6 months to 23 June 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.

1 129 (36.65%) ITIL
2 104 (29.55%) Data Centre
3 96 (27.27%) Service Delivery
4 92 (26.14%) Microsoft
5 68 (19.32%) Finance
6 67 (19.03%) Agile Software Development
7 59 (16.76%) Project Management
7 59 (16.76%) Analytical Skills
8 54 (15.34%) SQL
9 51 (14.49%) Degree
10 49 (13.92%) Cisco
11 48 (13.64%) PRINCE2
11 48 (13.64%) Line Management
12 47 (13.35%) Service Management
13 46 (13.07%) Linux
14 44 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
14 44 (12.50%) IT Strategy
15 43 (12.22%) SQL Server
16 42 (11.93%) SAP
16 42 (11.93%) Retail
17 41 (11.65%) Computer Science
17 41 (11.65%) Microsoft Azure
18 39 (11.08%) Change Management
18 39 (11.08%) Firewall
18 39 (11.08%) Computer Science Degree
18 39 (11.08%) Mentoring
19 37 (10.51%) Citrix
20 36 (10.23%) VMware
20 36 (10.23%) Software Engineering
21 35 (9.94%) SCOM

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 17 (4.83%) IIS
2 7 (1.99%) MS Exchange
3 6 (1.70%) SharePoint
4 4 (1.14%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (0.57%) Moodle
6 1 (0.28%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.28%) CMS
6 1 (0.28%) Confluence
6 1 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.28%) SAS
6 1 (0.28%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.28%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 35 (9.94%) Microsoft Office
2 34 (9.66%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (3.98%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 12 (3.41%) MS Visio
5 7 (1.99%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.28%) Autodesk Inventor
Business Applications
1 17 (4.83%) assyst
2 13 (3.69%) Sentinel
3 4 (1.14%) SAP CO
3 4 (1.14%) SAP FI
3 4 (1.14%) SAP FI/CO
4 2 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.57%) SAP HCM
4 2 (0.57%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.28%) SAP QM
Cloud Services
1 41 (11.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 30 (8.52%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (3.98%) Amazon EC2
3 14 (3.98%) IaaS
4 13 (3.69%) PaaS
5 11 (3.13%) SaaS
6 10 (2.84%) Office 365
7 2 (0.57%) SuccessFactors
8 1 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.28%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.28%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.28%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 39 (11.08%) Firewall
2 28 (7.95%) LAN
3 26 (7.39%) WAN
4 22 (6.25%) DNS
5 16 (4.55%) OSPF
6 15 (4.26%) SSL
7 11 (3.13%) TCP/IP
8 8 (2.27%) HTTP
8 8 (2.27%) Wi-Fi
9 7 (1.99%) VPN
10 6 (1.70%) SAN
11 5 (1.42%) Radio Access Network
12 4 (1.14%) Wireless
13 3 (0.85%) Unified Communications
13 3 (0.85%) VLAN
14 2 (0.57%) IPsec
15 1 (0.28%) Internet
15 1 (0.28%) Intranet
15 1 (0.28%) MPLS
15 1 (0.28%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (12.22%) SQL Server
2 17 (4.83%) MySQL
3 14 (3.98%) DB2
4 13 (3.69%) SQL Server 2008
5 8 (2.27%) SQL Server 2014
5 8 (2.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (1.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (0.85%) BusinessObjects
7 3 (0.85%) QlikView
7 3 (0.85%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (0.57%) MS Access
8 2 (0.57%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.28%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
9 1 (0.28%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.28%) Essbase
9 1 (0.28%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.28%) OLAP
9 1 (0.28%) SAP BW
9 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 13 (3.69%) LSMW
2 9 (2.56%) Jenkins
3 7 (1.99%) Visual Studio
4 6 (1.70%) eCATT
5 4 (1.14%) Ant
5 4 (1.14%) Grunt
5 4 (1.14%) gulp
5 4 (1.14%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (0.85%) Git (software)
7 2 (0.57%) JIRA
7 2 (0.57%) JUnit
7 2 (0.57%) Selenium
8 1 (0.28%) Bower
8 1 (0.28%) jMock
8 1 (0.28%) Mocha
8 1 (0.28%) Mockito
8 1 (0.28%) NUnit
8 1 (0.28%) TestDirector
8 1 (0.28%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 68 (19.32%) Finance
2 42 (11.93%) Retail
3 32 (9.09%) Manufacturing
4 26 (7.39%) Publishing
5 14 (3.98%) Telecoms
6 6 (1.70%) Billing
7 5 (1.42%) Advertising
7 5 (1.42%) Marketing
8 3 (0.85%) Automotive
9 2 (0.57%) Military
10 1 (0.28%) Back Office
10 1 (0.28%) Banking
10 1 (0.28%) French Language
10 1 (0.28%) Games
10 1 (0.28%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 56 (15.91%) Analyst
2 38 (10.80%) Developer
3 27 (7.67%) Network Engineer
4 25 (7.10%) Business Analyst
5 23 (6.53%) Senior Network Engineer
6 22 (6.25%) Service Manager
7 21 (5.97%) Architect
8 19 (5.40%) Technical Specialist
9 18 (5.11%) Solutions Architect
10 14 (3.98%) Consultant
10 14 (3.98%) IT Manager
11 13 (3.69%) Data Centre Engineer
11 13 (3.69%) Information Officer
11 13 (3.69%) Information Security Officer
11 13 (3.69%) Monitoring Engineer
11 13 (3.69%) Security Officer
11 13 (3.69%) Technical Manager
11 13 (3.69%) Technical Services Manager
12 11 (3.13%) DBA
12 11 (3.13%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (4.55%) .NET
1 16 (4.55%) CSS
1 16 (4.55%) HTML
2 13 (3.69%) IDoc
3 11 (3.13%) JDBC
3 11 (3.13%) Web Services
4 10 (2.84%) AngularJS
4 10 (2.84%) ASP.NET
4 10 (2.84%) HTML5
5 9 (2.56%) CSS3
6 8 (2.27%) EDI
6 8 (2.27%) Elastic Stack
6 8 (2.27%) REST
6 8 (2.27%) SOAP
7 7 (1.99%) .NET Framework
7 7 (1.99%) ASP.NET MVC
7 7 (1.99%) SAP PI
7 7 (1.99%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 6 (1.70%) Entity Framework
8 6 (1.70%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 104 (29.55%) Data Centre
2 59 (16.76%) Analytical Skills
3 41 (11.65%) Computer Science
4 32 (9.09%) CMDB
5 18 (5.11%) Driving Licence
6 10 (2.84%) NHS
7 9 (2.56%) Management Information System
8 8 (2.27%) Public Cloud
9 7 (1.99%) Enterprise Software
9 7 (1.99%) Virtual Team
10 6 (1.70%) LIMS
10 6 (1.70%) User Experience
11 5 (1.42%) Greenfield Project
12 4 (1.14%) CESG
12 4 (1.14%) Data Structures
12 4 (1.14%) Freedom of Information
12 4 (1.14%) Mobile App
12 4 (1.14%) Video Conferencing
13 3 (0.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 2 (0.57%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 46 (13.07%) Linux
2 30 (8.52%) Windows
3 17 (4.83%) Unix
4 7 (1.99%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (1.70%) Windows Server
6 3 (0.85%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.57%) Android
7 2 (0.57%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.28%) AIX
8 1 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.28%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.28%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 129 (36.65%) ITIL
2 96 (27.27%) Service Delivery
3 67 (19.03%) Agile Software Development
4 59 (16.76%) Project Management
5 48 (13.64%) Line Management
5 48 (13.64%) PRINCE2
6 47 (13.35%) Service Management
7 44 (12.50%) IT Strategy
8 39 (11.08%) Change Management
8 39 (11.08%) Mentoring
9 36 (10.23%) Software Engineering
10 33 (9.38%) Business Analysis
11 32 (9.09%) Risk Management
12 30 (8.52%) IT Governance
12 30 (8.52%) Presales
13 29 (8.24%) Capacity Planning
13 29 (8.24%) Stakeholder Management
14 28 (7.95%) Logistics
15 27 (7.67%) Root Cause Analysis
16 25 (7.10%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 54 (15.34%) SQL
2 19 (5.40%) JavaScript
3 14 (3.98%) T-SQL
4 13 (3.69%) ABAP
4 13 (3.69%) C#
5 11 (3.13%) Java
6 9 (2.56%) PowerShell
7 5 (1.42%) C
8 4 (1.14%) VBA
9 3 (0.85%) VB
10 1 (0.28%) C++
10 1 (0.28%) FoxPro (VFP)
10 1 (0.28%) PHP
10 1 (0.28%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.28%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 51 (14.49%) Degree
2 44 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
3 39 (11.08%) Computer Science Degree
4 31 (8.81%) Security Cleared
5 27 (7.67%) ISEB
6 24 (6.82%) CISSP
7 21 (5.97%) CISM
8 20 (5.68%) CISA
9 18 (5.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 16 (4.55%) SC Cleared
11 15 (4.26%) PMP
12 14 (3.98%) PMI Certification
13 13 (3.69%) BPSS Clearance
13 13 (3.69%) LPIC
14 10 (2.84%) ISEB Practitioner
15 7 (1.99%) CCNA
15 7 (1.99%) Cisco Certification
15 7 (1.99%) CRISC
16 6 (1.70%) ISSMP
17 5 (1.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (7.67%) ISO/IEC 20000
1 27 (7.67%) SLA
2 26 (7.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 14 (3.98%) PCI DSS
4 13 (3.69%) Cyber Essentials
4 13 (3.69%) Disclosure Scotland
4 13 (3.69%) QA
5 12 (3.41%) PMO
6 5 (1.42%) Data Quality
7 4 (1.14%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 2 (0.57%) COBIT
System Software
1 34 (9.66%) Active Directory
2 31 (8.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (3.98%) Virtual Machines
4 13 (3.69%) Firmware
5 8 (2.27%) Docker
6 2 (0.57%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.28%) XenApp
7 1 (0.28%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 35 (9.94%) SCOM
2 30 (8.52%) SCCM
3 15 (4.26%) NetBackup
4 14 (3.98%) Backup Exec
4 14 (3.98%) SCVMM
5 13 (3.69%) Tivoli
6 9 (2.56%) Ansible
6 9 (2.56%) Puppet
7 8 (2.27%) Grafana
7 8 (2.27%) Terraform
8 4 (1.14%) Cisco Prime
8 4 (1.14%) Cisco UCCE
9 2 (0.57%) Cisco CUCM
9 2 (0.57%) Opscode Chef
10 1 (0.28%) SCOrch
10 1 (0.28%) WSUS
Vendors
1 92 (26.14%) Microsoft
2 49 (13.92%) Cisco
3 42 (11.93%) SAP
4 37 (10.51%) Citrix
5 36 (10.23%) VMware
6 32 (9.09%) HP
7 29 (8.24%) CheckPoint
7 29 (8.24%) IBM
7 29 (8.24%) Oracle
8 26 (7.39%) Fortinet
9 17 (4.83%) EMC
9 17 (4.83%) NetApp
10 14 (3.98%) BMC
10 14 (3.98%) Red Hat
11 13 (3.69%) Juniper
12 9 (2.56%) JDA
13 8 (2.27%) Splunk
14 7 (1.99%) Infor
14 7 (1.99%) JD Edwards
14 7 (1.99%) QAD
Ross-On-Wye, Herefordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Competitive Salary - Please contact for further details
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry
Pearson Frank
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £26000 - £34000 per annum + Excellent holidays and pension
Posted: 13 hours ago
Stratford-upon-avon, Warwickshire
Jumar Solutions Ltd
Salary: bonuses
Posted: Yesterday
Ross-On-Wye, Herefordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Competitive Salary - Please contact for details
Posted: Yesterday
Telford, Shropshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 - 80,000 plus benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £26000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £22500.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Warwickshire
Spring Technology
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £45k - 55k per year + car
Posted: 3 days ago
Warwickshire
Spring Technology
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Computer People
Salary: £52000.00 - £79000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands (County)
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £40k - 45k per year
Posted: 4 days ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: circa 50,000
Posted: 4 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
FT Select
Salary: From £75,000 to £85,000 per annum plus bonus and benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £50K basic + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £50K basic + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £50K basic + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £50K basic + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
FT Select
Salary: Unspecified Competitive salary plus corporate benefits.
Posted: 4 days ago
Telford
Revenue & Customs Digital Technology Services
Salary: £40,375 - £44,625
Posted: 21 days ago
Birmingham
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £45 - £60 per annum
Posted: 24 days ago
Telford
RCDTS
Salary: £47,000 - £53,000
Posted: 21 days ago
Tamworth
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 24 days ago
Birmingham
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £42 - £48 per annum + 10% completion bonus
Posted: 17 days ago
Dudley
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Itecco
Salary: £26000 - £28000 per annum + Fantastic Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago