Period
to 18 November 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 18 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Continual Improvement
England > West Midlands
6 months to
18 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 43 74 42
Rank change year-on-year +31 -32 +79
Permanent jobs citing Continuous Improvement 425 368 643
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 5.07% 3.65% 5.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.59% 4.01% 6.14%
Number of salaries quoted 265 211 351
West Midlands median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £46,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% -3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,000 £31,750
90th Percentile £73,250 £72,250 £75,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% +3.96% +1.00%

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 7,603 9,180 10,470
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 90.75% 91.03% 90.74%
Number of salaries quoted 5,778 7,463 8,207
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £63,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +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 18 November 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 18 November 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 +16 214 £52,500 +7.69% 25
Warwickshire +65 63 £41,250 -21.43% 6
Coventry +30 44 £49,000 -2.00% 7
Staffordshire +23 40 £47,500 +35.71% 13
Solihull +5 21 £55,000 +34.15% 3
Worcestershire 0 10 £47,500 -1.55% 4
Shropshire -12 9 £30,000 -40.00% 6
Wolverhampton +5 5 £66,250 +103.85% 1
Herefordshire -1 2 £56,250 -6.25% 1
Walsall -5 2 £40,000 +23.08%
Stourbridge - 1 £46,000 - 1
Continuous Improvement
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 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.

1 104 (24.47%) ITIL
2 99 (23.29%) Degree
3 90 (21.18%) Data Centre
3 90 (21.18%) Self-Motivation
4 83 (19.53%) Problem-Solving
5 82 (19.29%) Project Management
6 80 (18.82%) Firewall
7 78 (18.35%) Microsoft
8 73 (17.18%) Service Delivery
9 72 (16.94%) Agile Software Development
10 71 (16.71%) Analytical Skills
11 68 (16.00%) Software Engineering
11 68 (16.00%) Management Information System
12 64 (15.06%) Finance
13 58 (13.65%) CheckPoint
13 58 (13.65%) Computer Science
14 54 (12.71%) Microsoft Azure
15 53 (12.47%) Data Protection
16 52 (12.24%) Cisco
16 52 (12.24%) ITIL V3
17 50 (11.76%) GDPR
18 48 (11.29%) Service Management
19 47 (11.06%) PRINCE2
19 47 (11.06%) Computer Science Degree
20 44 (10.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
21 43 (10.12%) SQL
21 43 (10.12%) Root Cause Analysis
22 42 (9.88%) Change Management
23 40 (9.41%) ITIL Certification
23 40 (9.41%) Fortinet

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 26 (6.12%) SharePoint
2 10 (2.35%) MS Exchange
3 5 (1.18%) Confluence
3 5 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (0.94%) IIS
5 3 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (0.47%) Skype for Business
6 2 (0.47%) WordPress
7 1 (0.24%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.24%) CMS
7 1 (0.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.24%) Tomcat
Applications
1 24 (5.65%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (3.06%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (2.35%) Microsoft Project
4 9 (2.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (1.41%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.47%) Adobe Captivate
6 2 (0.47%) Camtasia
6 2 (0.47%) FrameMaker
6 2 (0.47%) RoboHelp
7 1 (0.24%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 5 (1.18%) assyst
1 5 (1.18%) Sentinel
2 4 (0.94%) SAP APO
3 2 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.47%) SAP CO
3 2 (0.47%) SAP FI
3 2 (0.47%) SAP FI/CO
3 2 (0.47%) SAP FSCM
3 2 (0.47%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.24%) Infor LN
4 1 (0.24%) Infor M3
4 1 (0.24%) PeopleSoft HRMS
4 1 (0.24%) Primavera
4 1 (0.24%) SAP QM
Cloud Services
1 54 (12.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 32 (7.53%) PaaS
3 31 (7.29%) IaaS
4 26 (6.12%) Office 365
5 17 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
6 13 (3.06%) SaaS
7 5 (1.18%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (1.18%) SuccessFactors
8 4 (0.94%) AWS CloudFormation
8 4 (0.94%) Google Play
8 4 (0.94%) Yammer
9 3 (0.71%) OneDrive
10 2 (0.47%) Dynamics 365
10 2 (0.47%) GitHub
10 2 (0.47%) npm
10 2 (0.47%) Yarn
11 1 (0.24%) Azure Functions
11 1 (0.24%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.24%) Salesforce Service Cloud
11 1 (0.24%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 80 (18.82%) Firewall
2 34 (8.00%) OSPF
3 27 (6.35%) LAN
3 27 (6.35%) WAN
4 25 (5.88%) Cisco ASA
4 25 (5.88%) Cisco Nexus
5 21 (4.94%) Internet
6 19 (4.47%) BGP
6 19 (4.47%) FWSM
6 19 (4.47%) IPsec
6 19 (4.47%) Network Security
6 19 (4.47%) VPN
7 9 (2.12%) WLAN
8 8 (1.88%) DNS
9 6 (1.41%) ADSL
9 6 (1.41%) Intrusion Detection
9 6 (1.41%) TCP/IP
9 6 (1.41%) VoIP
9 6 (1.41%) Wireless
10 5 (1.18%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (3.76%) Relational Database
2 13 (3.06%) SQL Server
3 5 (1.18%) NoSQL
4 4 (0.94%) QlikView
5 3 (0.71%) Big Data
5 3 (0.71%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (0.71%) Power BI
5 3 (0.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (0.47%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (0.47%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (0.47%) MySQL
6 2 (0.47%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 2 (0.47%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.24%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (0.24%) Blockchain
7 1 (0.24%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.24%) Cosmos DB
7 1 (0.24%) DB2
7 1 (0.24%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.24%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 19 (4.47%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 13 (3.06%) Git (software)
3 9 (2.12%) JIRA
4 8 (1.88%) Axure RP
5 7 (1.65%) Selenium
5 7 (1.65%) Visual Studio
5 7 (1.65%) Visual Studio Team System
6 6 (1.41%) Jasmine
6 6 (1.41%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (0.94%) eCATT
7 4 (0.94%) gulp
7 4 (0.94%) Karma Test Runner
7 4 (0.94%) LSMW
7 4 (0.94%) NUnit
7 4 (0.94%) Protractor
7 4 (0.94%) webpack
8 2 (0.47%) Jenkins
8 2 (0.47%) SoapUI
8 2 (0.47%) SpecFlow
8 2 (0.47%) TeamCity
General
1 64 (15.06%) Finance
2 37 (8.71%) Publishing
3 32 (7.53%) Retail
4 29 (6.82%) Manufacturing
5 21 (4.94%) Telecoms
6 11 (2.59%) Legal
7 8 (1.88%) Billing
8 6 (1.41%) Automotive
9 5 (1.18%) Back Office
9 5 (1.18%) Banking
9 5 (1.18%) Games
10 4 (0.94%) Marketing
11 3 (0.71%) Law
12 2 (0.47%) Advertising
12 2 (0.47%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.47%) General Ledger
13 1 (0.24%) Electronics
13 1 (0.24%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 48 (11.29%) Analyst
2 41 (9.65%) Network Engineer
3 38 (8.94%) Architect
4 30 (7.06%) Developer
5 27 (6.35%) Senior Network Engineer
6 26 (6.12%) Solutions Architect
7 22 (5.18%) IT Manager
8 19 (4.47%) Change Manager
8 19 (4.47%) Consultant
9 18 (4.24%) Programme Manager
10 15 (3.53%) Senior Analyst
11 13 (3.06%) Business Analyst
11 13 (3.06%) Business Manager
12 12 (2.82%) DevOps Engineer
13 11 (2.59%) Project Manager
13 11 (2.59%) Service Manager
14 10 (2.35%) Delivery Manager
14 10 (2.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 10 (2.35%) Report Analyst
15 9 (2.12%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (8.24%) .NET
2 15 (3.53%) .NET Framework
2 15 (3.53%) CSS
2 15 (3.53%) HTML
3 13 (3.06%) Hibernate
4 10 (2.35%) ASP.NET
5 9 (2.12%) AngularJS
6 8 (1.88%) ASP.NET MVC
6 8 (1.88%) Web Services
7 7 (1.65%) ASP.NET Web API
7 7 (1.65%) HTML5
8 6 (1.41%) KnockoutJS
8 6 (1.41%) Laravel
8 6 (1.41%) Node.js
8 6 (1.41%) React
9 5 (1.18%) JSON
9 5 (1.18%) LESS
9 5 (1.18%) Sass
9 5 (1.18%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 4 (0.94%) Semantic HTML
Miscellaneous
1 90 (21.18%) Data Centre
1 90 (21.18%) Self-Motivation
2 71 (16.71%) Analytical Skills
3 68 (16.00%) Management Information System
4 58 (13.65%) Computer Science
5 38 (8.94%) CMDB
6 21 (4.94%) PKI
7 20 (4.71%) Mobile App
8 15 (3.53%) User Experience
9 13 (3.06%) Driving Licence
10 9 (2.12%) Virtual Team
11 5 (1.18%) CESG
11 5 (1.18%) Freedom of Information
11 5 (1.18%) Public Cloud
11 5 (1.18%) Video Conferencing
12 4 (0.94%) LIMS
13 3 (0.71%) Greenfield Project
14 2 (0.47%) Data Protection Act
14 2 (0.47%) e-Learning
14 2 (0.47%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 36 (8.47%) Windows
2 10 (2.35%) Windows Server
3 8 (1.88%) Linux
3 8 (1.88%) Mac OS X
4 7 (1.65%) Android
4 7 (1.65%) Apple iOS
5 5 (1.18%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (0.94%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (0.71%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.47%) Unix
8 2 (0.47%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (24.47%) ITIL
2 83 (19.53%) Problem-Solving
3 82 (19.29%) Project Management
4 73 (17.18%) Service Delivery
5 72 (16.94%) Agile Software Development
6 68 (16.00%) Software Engineering
7 53 (12.47%) Data Protection
8 52 (12.24%) ITIL V3
9 48 (11.29%) Service Management
10 47 (11.06%) PRINCE2
11 43 (10.12%) Root Cause Analysis
12 42 (9.88%) Change Management
13 39 (9.18%) Information Security
14 37 (8.71%) IT Governance
14 37 (8.71%) Stakeholder Management
15 35 (8.24%) IT Strategy
16 33 (7.76%) Integration Testing
16 33 (7.76%) Presales
17 31 (7.29%) Due Diligence
17 31 (7.29%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 43 (10.12%) SQL
2 36 (8.47%) C#
3 35 (8.24%) JavaScript
4 15 (3.53%) PowerShell
5 12 (2.82%) Python
6 9 (2.12%) Java
7 8 (1.88%) Bash Shell
7 8 (1.88%) Perl
7 8 (1.88%) PHP
7 8 (1.88%) VBA
8 7 (1.65%) C
9 4 (0.94%) ABAP
9 4 (0.94%) ES6
9 4 (0.94%) ES7
9 4 (0.94%) ES8
9 4 (0.94%) TypeScript
10 2 (0.47%) VB
10 2 (0.47%) VBScript
11 1 (0.24%) Embedded C
11 1 (0.24%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 99 (23.29%) Degree
2 47 (11.06%) Computer Science Degree
3 40 (9.41%) ITIL Certification
4 30 (7.06%) Cisco Certification
4 30 (7.06%) CISSP
5 27 (6.35%) CCNP
6 22 (5.18%) ISEB
7 20 (4.71%) PMI Certification
8 19 (4.47%) PMP
9 17 (4.00%) CEH
9 17 (4.00%) CompTIA Security+
10 16 (3.76%) CCIE
11 15 (3.53%) Security Cleared
12 14 (3.29%) SC Cleared
13 11 (2.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 10 (2.35%) CISA
15 9 (2.12%) CCNA
15 9 (2.12%) CISM
16 8 (1.88%) Master's Degree
17 6 (1.41%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (11.76%) GDPR
2 44 (10.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 34 (8.00%) QA
4 28 (6.59%) PMO
4 28 (6.59%) SLA
5 17 (4.00%) GPG13
6 16 (3.76%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 16 (3.76%) PCI DSS
7 14 (3.29%) Cyber Essentials
8 8 (1.88%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 7 (1.65%) P3O
10 5 (1.18%) Data Quality
11 3 (0.71%) PMBOK
11 3 (0.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 2 (0.47%) ISO 9001
13 1 (0.24%) COBIT
13 1 (0.24%) COSHH
13 1 (0.24%) HAZOP
13 1 (0.24%) ISO 14001
13 1 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 36 (8.47%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (2.82%) Active Directory
3 9 (2.12%) Docker
4 7 (1.65%) Hyper-V
5 5 (1.18%) Microsoft App-V
5 5 (1.18%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (1.18%) vSphere
5 5 (1.18%) XenApp
5 5 (1.18%) XenDesktop
6 4 (0.94%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (0.71%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.24%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 8 (1.88%) Ansible
1 8 (1.88%) Docker Swarm
2 6 (1.41%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (1.41%) Terraform
3 5 (1.18%) SCVMM
3 5 (1.18%) vCenter Server
3 5 (1.18%) vMotion
4 3 (0.71%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (0.71%) Puppet
4 3 (0.71%) SCCM
5 2 (0.47%) Cisco Prime
5 2 (0.47%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (0.47%) SCOM
6 1 (0.24%) Cisco IPCC
6 1 (0.24%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.24%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 78 (18.35%) Microsoft
2 58 (13.65%) CheckPoint
3 52 (12.24%) Cisco
4 40 (9.41%) Fortinet
5 39 (9.18%) VMware
6 26 (6.12%) HP
7 25 (5.88%) Citrix
8 23 (5.41%) Juniper
9 22 (5.18%) EMC
10 20 (4.71%) NetApp
10 20 (4.71%) SAP
11 19 (4.47%) F5
12 15 (3.53%) Xamarin
13 14 (3.29%) ServiceNow
14 12 (2.82%) Remedy
15 8 (1.88%) Dell
15 8 (1.88%) Oracle
15 8 (1.88%) Salesforce.com
16 5 (1.18%) Google
16 5 (1.18%) Ivanti