Period
to 25 February 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 25 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Continual Improvement
England > West Midlands
6 months to
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 61 63 80
Rank change year-on-year +2 +17 +33
Permanent jobs citing Continuous Improvement 411 440 366
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 4.21% 4.31% 3.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.76% 4.78% 3.75%
Number of salaries quoted 217 215 306
West Midlands median annual salary £50,000 £46,500 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.53% +5.68% +3.53%
10th Percentile £32,500 £27,500 £28,550
90th Percentile £64,250 £64,000 £77,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +10.53% -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 8,626 9,212 9,767
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 88.28% 90.14% 87.93%
Number of salaries quoted 6,728 7,249 8,117
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £41,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.66% -3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,500 £25,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £65,000
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 25 February 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 25 February 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 -7 233 £50,000 -7.41% 16
Warwickshire +30 41 £55,000 +5.77% 12
Coventry +8 38 £50,000 - 7
Staffordshire +13 29 £47,500 +2.15% 10
Worcestershire +28 26 £50,000 +8.11% 2
Solihull -1 16 £41,000 +9.33% 3
Shropshire +4 7 £35,500 +29.09% 4
Sutton Coldfield +2 3 £31,000 -4.62% 1
Halesowen - 3 £45,000 - 1
Brierley Hill - 3 £35,000 -
Herefordshire +17 2 £60,000 +20.00% 2
Wolverhampton -22 2 £32,500 -43.48% 3
Dudley +7 1 £32,500 +1.56%
Walsall -1 1 £32,500 -
Continuous Improvement
England

For the 6 months to 25 February 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.

1 149 (36.25%) ITIL
2 120 (29.20%) Degree
3 103 (25.06%) Data Centre
4 96 (23.36%) Microsoft
5 94 (22.87%) Analytical Skills
6 91 (22.14%) Service Delivery
7 80 (19.46%) Finance
8 75 (18.25%) Mentoring
9 69 (16.79%) Software Engineering
10 68 (16.55%) Line Management
11 67 (16.30%) Agile Software Development
12 64 (15.57%) Project Management
13 61 (14.84%) Computer Science
14 52 (12.65%) Retail
14 52 (12.65%) Computer Science Degree
15 51 (12.41%) VMware Infrastructure
15 51 (12.41%) VMware
16 50 (12.17%) Manufacturing
16 50 (12.17%) Citrix
17 49 (11.92%) Publishing
18 46 (11.19%) SAP
19 45 (10.95%) PRINCE2
20 43 (10.46%) Integration Testing
21 42 (10.22%) SCVMM
22 41 (9.98%) Change Management
23 40 (9.73%) C#
23 40 (9.73%) ITIL Certification
23 40 (9.73%) IT Strategy
24 39 (9.49%) Coaching
24 39 (9.49%) Firewall

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 23 (5.60%) SharePoint
2 19 (4.62%) Exchange Server 2010
2 19 (4.62%) MS Exchange
3 3 (0.73%) Umbraco
4 2 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (0.49%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.24%) CMS
Applications
1 10 (2.43%) Microsoft Excel
1 10 (2.43%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.49%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 23 (5.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (2.19%) SAP CO
2 9 (2.19%) SAP FI
2 9 (2.19%) SAP FI/CO
3 7 (1.70%) SAP QM
4 6 (1.46%) SAP EWM
5 5 (1.22%) SAP FSCM
6 4 (0.97%) assyst
6 4 (0.97%) SAP HCM
7 2 (0.49%) SAP S/4HANA
7 2 (0.49%) SAP WM
8 1 (0.24%) Cognos TM1
8 1 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.24%) Primavera
8 1 (0.24%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 37 (9.00%) PaaS
2 36 (8.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 32 (7.79%) SaaS
4 30 (7.30%) Amazon AWS
5 25 (6.08%) Amazon EC2
6 15 (3.65%) IaaS
7 12 (2.92%) AWS CloudFormation
8 7 (1.70%) SuccessFactors
9 5 (1.22%) Google Cloud Platform
9 5 (1.22%) Office 365
10 2 (0.49%) GitHub
11 1 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.24%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 39 (9.49%) Firewall
2 19 (4.62%) OSPF
3 17 (4.14%) NetScaler
4 12 (2.92%) LAN
4 12 (2.92%) WAN
5 11 (2.68%) DHCP
5 11 (2.68%) DNS
5 11 (2.68%) SNMP
5 11 (2.68%) VPN
6 10 (2.43%) BGP
6 10 (2.43%) Cisco ASA
6 10 (2.43%) Cisco Nexus
6 10 (2.43%) FWSM
6 10 (2.43%) IPsec
6 10 (2.43%) Software-Defined Networking
7 5 (1.22%) Internet
8 4 (0.97%) SMS
9 3 (0.73%) TCP/IP
10 2 (0.49%) 4G
11 1 (0.24%) Modbus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (6.81%) SQL Server
2 13 (3.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 8 (1.95%) Power BI
3 8 (1.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 8 (1.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (1.22%) BigQuery
4 5 (1.22%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (1.22%) MongoDB
4 5 (1.22%) MySQL
5 3 (0.73%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.49%) Cloud Spanner
6 2 (0.49%) DB2
6 2 (0.49%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.49%) QlikView
6 2 (0.49%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (0.49%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (0.49%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (0.24%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.24%) OLAP
7 1 (0.24%) ZAP BI
Development Applications
1 29 (7.06%) eCATT
1 29 (7.06%) LSMW
2 11 (2.68%) Jenkins
2 11 (2.68%) Visual Studio
3 10 (2.43%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 9 (2.19%) Git (software)
5 7 (1.70%) Android Studio
6 6 (1.46%) Cucumber
6 6 (1.46%) Selenium
7 5 (1.22%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (0.97%) Ranorex
9 3 (0.73%) SpecFlow
9 3 (0.73%) TeamCity
10 2 (0.49%) Eclipse
10 2 (0.49%) Subversion
11 1 (0.24%) Ant
11 1 (0.24%) Grunt
11 1 (0.24%) MSI
11 1 (0.24%) Vagrant
11 1 (0.24%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 80 (19.46%) Finance
2 52 (12.65%) Retail
3 50 (12.17%) Manufacturing
4 49 (11.92%) Publishing
5 28 (6.81%) Billing
6 26 (6.33%) Marketing
7 10 (2.43%) Telecoms
8 9 (2.19%) General Ledger
8 9 (2.19%) Local Government
9 8 (1.95%) Legal
10 5 (1.22%) Banking
11 4 (0.97%) Investment Banking
12 3 (0.73%) Front Office
13 1 (0.24%) Automotive
13 1 (0.24%) Electronics
13 1 (0.24%) Games
13 1 (0.24%) Law
Job Titles
1 50 (12.17%) Consultant
2 43 (10.46%) Service Manager
3 41 (9.98%) SAP Consultant
4 40 (9.73%) Architect
5 37 (9.00%) Analyst
6 35 (8.52%) Developer
7 34 (8.27%) Technical Specialist
8 26 (6.33%) Infrastructure Specialist
9 24 (5.84%) Technical Manager
10 22 (5.35%) Technical Services Manager
11 21 (5.11%) IT Manager
12 16 (3.89%) ICT Architect
12 16 (3.89%) Product Manager
13 15 (3.65%) C# Developer
13 15 (3.65%) Full Stack Developer
13 15 (3.65%) Logistics Consultant
14 14 (3.41%) Project Manager
14 14 (3.41%) Technical Support
15 13 (3.16%) .NET Developer
15 13 (3.16%) IT Services Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (8.27%) .NET
2 29 (7.06%) EDI
2 29 (7.06%) IDoc
3 22 (5.35%) REST
4 19 (4.62%) CSS
4 19 (4.62%) HTML
5 18 (4.38%) ASP.NET
5 18 (4.38%) CSS3
5 18 (4.38%) HTML5
6 15 (3.65%) AngularJS
7 12 (2.92%) ASP.NET MVC
7 12 (2.92%) LDAP
8 11 (2.68%) Web Services
9 10 (2.43%) SOAP
10 9 (2.19%) jQuery
10 9 (2.19%) Spring
11 6 (1.46%) XML
12 2 (0.49%) Gherkin
12 2 (0.49%) Middleware
12 2 (0.49%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 103 (25.06%) Data Centre
2 94 (22.87%) Analytical Skills
3 61 (14.84%) Computer Science
4 30 (7.30%) CMDB
5 28 (6.81%) Public Cloud
6 27 (6.57%) LIMS
7 23 (5.60%) Social Media
8 19 (4.62%) Management Information System
9 10 (2.43%) PKI
10 7 (1.70%) User Experience
11 6 (1.46%) Enterprise Software
12 5 (1.22%) Greenfield Project
12 5 (1.22%) Mobile App
13 2 (0.49%) Clustering
13 2 (0.49%) Data Protection Act
13 2 (0.49%) Hybrid Cloud
13 2 (0.49%) NHS
13 2 (0.49%) Replication
13 2 (0.49%) Virtual Team
14 1 (0.24%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 32 (7.79%) Windows
2 18 (4.38%) Linux
2 18 (4.38%) Windows Server
3 9 (2.19%) Android
4 8 (1.95%) Unix
5 1 (0.24%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 149 (36.25%) ITIL
2 91 (22.14%) Service Delivery
3 75 (18.25%) Mentoring
4 69 (16.79%) Software Engineering
5 68 (16.55%) Line Management
6 67 (16.30%) Agile Software Development
7 64 (15.57%) Project Management
8 45 (10.95%) PRINCE2
9 43 (10.46%) Integration Testing
10 41 (9.98%) Change Management
11 40 (9.73%) IT Strategy
12 39 (9.49%) Coaching
12 39 (9.49%) Data Migration
13 37 (9.00%) Root Cause Analysis
14 36 (8.76%) Presales
14 36 (8.76%) Requirements Analysis
15 34 (8.27%) CRM
15 34 (8.27%) Migration
15 34 (8.27%) Project Planning
16 33 (8.03%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 40 (9.73%) C#
2 36 (8.76%) ABAP
3 35 (8.52%) JavaScript
4 26 (6.33%) Java
5 24 (5.84%) SQL
6 18 (4.38%) Python
7 14 (3.41%) C
8 13 (3.16%) Perl
9 9 (2.19%) PowerShell
10 7 (1.70%) C++
10 7 (1.70%) Ruby
10 7 (1.70%) VBScript
11 5 (1.22%) Bash Shell
12 4 (0.97%) T-SQL
13 3 (0.73%) R
14 2 (0.49%) PL/SQL
15 1 (0.24%) Ada
15 1 (0.24%) Go
15 1 (0.24%) MATLAB
15 1 (0.24%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 120 (29.20%) Degree
2 52 (12.65%) Computer Science Degree
3 40 (9.73%) ITIL Certification
4 22 (5.35%) PMI Certification
4 22 (5.35%) PMP
5 17 (4.14%) MCP
6 16 (3.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 13 (3.16%) ISEB
8 12 (2.92%) Cisco Certification
8 12 (2.92%) CISSP
9 10 (2.43%) CCNP
10 8 (1.95%) ISTQB
11 6 (1.46%) CEH
11 6 (1.46%) CompTIA Security+
12 5 (1.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 5 (1.22%) Microsoft Certification
13 4 (0.97%) CISM
14 3 (0.73%) APMP
14 3 (0.73%) MCSE
14 3 (0.73%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (8.27%) SLA
2 33 (8.03%) QA
3 19 (4.62%) PMO
4 12 (2.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (1.46%) GDPR
5 6 (1.46%) GPG13
6 5 (1.22%) PCI DSS
7 4 (0.97%) COBIT
7 4 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 3 (0.73%) Data Quality
9 2 (0.49%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.24%) DO-178B
10 1 (0.24%) ISO 14001
10 1 (0.24%) P3O
System Software
1 51 (12.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 25 (6.08%) Virtual Machines
3 20 (4.87%) Hyper-V
4 19 (4.62%) XenApp
5 17 (4.14%) Microsoft App-V
5 17 (4.14%) VMware ESXi
5 17 (4.14%) vSphere
5 17 (4.14%) XenDesktop
6 14 (3.41%) Active Directory
7 13 (3.16%) Docker
8 1 (0.24%) Firmware
8 1 (0.24%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 42 (10.22%) SCVMM
2 17 (4.14%) vCenter Server
2 17 (4.14%) vMotion
3 12 (2.92%) Ansible
4 8 (1.95%) SCCM
5 7 (1.70%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (1.70%) Puppet
5 7 (1.70%) Salt
5 7 (1.70%) SCOM
5 7 (1.70%) Terraform
6 5 (1.22%) Docker Swarm
7 4 (0.97%) Tivoli
8 3 (0.73%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (0.49%) Packer
10 1 (0.24%) ITRS Geneos
10 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Intune
10 1 (0.24%) Nagios
10 1 (0.24%) Netcool
10 1 (0.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 96 (23.36%) Microsoft
2 51 (12.41%) VMware
3 50 (12.17%) Citrix
4 46 (11.19%) SAP
5 32 (7.79%) CheckPoint
6 28 (6.81%) Cisco
7 25 (6.08%) BMC
8 24 (5.84%) Fortinet
9 17 (4.14%) Ivanti
10 16 (3.89%) HP
11 12 (2.92%) Juniper
12 10 (2.43%) CA
12 10 (2.43%) EMC
12 10 (2.43%) F5
12 10 (2.43%) NetApp
12 10 (2.43%) ServiceNow
13 6 (1.46%) Google
13 6 (1.46%) Intel
14 5 (1.22%) Oracle
14 5 (1.22%) Tableau