Period
to 20 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for Process Improvement skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Process Improvement over the 6 months to 20 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Process Improvement
England > West Midlands
6 months to
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 167 199 142
Rank change year-on-year +32 -57 +56
Permanent jobs citing Process Improvement 139 138 240
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.58% 1.38% 2.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.75% 1.51% 2.21%
Number of salaries quoted 80 91 154
West Midlands median annual salary £43,387 £42,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.09% -15.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £29,238 £25,750 £31,250
90th Percentile £62,000 £57,500 £78,750
England median annual salary £51,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +2.00% - -

Process 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 7,934 9,137 10,868
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 90.26% 91.37% 90.45%
Number of salaries quoted 6,077 7,510 8,505
West Midlands median annual salary £44,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,750 £24,100
90th Percentile £67,500 £63,750 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

Process Improvement
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Process Improvement as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Process Improvement in the West Midlands

Process Improvement
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Process Improvement in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for Process Improvement in the West Midlands

Process Improvement
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Process Improvement in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 20 September 2018.

Salary histogram for Process Improvement in the West Midlands

Process 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 Process Improvement within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 20 September 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 48 £37,000 -12.94% 6
Staffordshire +36 31 £42,500 +6.25% 1
Coventry +19 17 £50,000 -2.91% 1
Warwickshire +34 11 £50,000 +11.11% 5
Wolverhampton +7 7 £37,500 -6.25% 1
Solihull -4 7 £47,500 +61.02% 5
Walsall +6 5 £39,000 -2.50% 1
Shropshire +14 4 £22,500 -2.84% 4
Process Improvement
England

For the 6 months to 20 September 2018, IT jobs citing Process 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 Process Improvement.

1 60 (43.17%) Finance
2 35 (25.18%) Analytical Skills
3 32 (23.02%) Legal
4 29 (20.86%) Oracle
5 28 (20.14%) Games
5 28 (20.14%) Degree
6 25 (17.99%) Problem-Solving
7 24 (17.27%) Agile Software Development
8 22 (15.83%) Continuous Improvement
9 19 (13.67%) Business Intelligence
10 18 (12.95%) Web Services
10 18 (12.95%) Change Management
10 18 (12.95%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 17 (12.23%) Management Information System
11 17 (12.23%) SAP
11 17 (12.23%) JSON
12 16 (11.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 16 (11.51%) Computer Science
12 16 (11.51%) Integration Testing
12 16 (11.51%) Stakeholder Management
12 16 (11.51%) Manufacturing
13 15 (10.79%) .NET
14 14 (10.07%) Microsoft
15 13 (9.35%) ERP
15 13 (9.35%) Java
15 13 (9.35%) User Acceptance Testing
15 13 (9.35%) QA
16 12 (8.63%) Test Scripting
16 12 (8.63%) jQuery
16 12 (8.63%) Performance Management

Process 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 12 (8.63%) CMS
2 11 (7.91%) SharePoint
3 9 (6.47%) IIS
4 3 (2.16%) Sitecore CMS
5 2 (1.44%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.72%) ColdFusion
6 1 (0.72%) nginx
Applications
1 6 (4.32%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.16%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.44%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.72%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 4 (2.88%) SAP FI
1 4 (2.88%) SAP MM
2 3 (2.16%) SAP SD
3 2 (1.44%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (1.44%) Infor LN
3 2 (1.44%) SAP PP
4 1 (0.72%) Infor M3
4 1 (0.72%) JDE EnterpriseOne
4 1 (0.72%) Oracle Assets
4 1 (0.72%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.72%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.72%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.72%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.72%) SAP QM
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.76%) Amazon AWS
1 8 (5.76%) Microsoft Azure
1 8 (5.76%) SaaS
2 3 (2.16%) Office 365
3 1 (0.72%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.72%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.72%) Asana
3 1 (0.72%) Basecamp
3 1 (0.72%) CloudFront
3 1 (0.72%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (0.72%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 10 (7.19%) SSL
2 7 (5.04%) ATM
3 5 (3.60%) Firewall
4 2 (1.44%) DNS
4 2 (1.44%) Network Security
4 2 (1.44%) Skype
5 1 (0.72%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (0.72%) DAB
5 1 (0.72%) DHCP
5 1 (0.72%) HTTP
5 1 (0.72%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.72%) Internet
5 1 (0.72%) SAN
5 1 (0.72%) SMS
5 1 (0.72%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.72%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (8.63%) SQL Server
2 11 (7.91%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (7.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 9 (6.47%) Data Warehouse
4 9 (6.47%) Essbase
4 9 (6.47%) Oracle BI EE
4 9 (6.47%) Oracle Reports
4 9 (6.47%) RDBMS
4 9 (6.47%) Relational Database
5 4 (2.88%) MySQL
6 3 (2.16%) MariaDB
7 2 (1.44%) Cosmos DB
7 2 (1.44%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (1.44%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (1.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.72%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (5.04%) LSMW
2 4 (2.88%) JUnit
3 3 (2.16%) Eclipse
3 3 (2.16%) Maven
3 3 (2.16%) Subversion
4 1 (0.72%) CA Gen
4 1 (0.72%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.72%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.72%) HP UFT
4 1 (0.72%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.72%) JIRA
4 1 (0.72%) JMeter
4 1 (0.72%) MorphX
4 1 (0.72%) Selenium
4 1 (0.72%) TestDirector
General
1 60 (43.17%) Finance
2 32 (23.02%) Legal
3 28 (20.14%) Games
4 16 (11.51%) Manufacturing
5 12 (8.63%) Billing
6 10 (7.19%) Automotive
6 10 (7.19%) Banking
7 9 (6.47%) Law
8 6 (4.32%) Retail
9 4 (2.88%) Back Office
10 3 (2.16%) Telecoms
11 2 (1.44%) Advertising
12 1 (0.72%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 50 (35.97%) Analyst
2 33 (23.74%) Business Analyst
3 21 (15.11%) Developer
4 12 (8.63%) SAP Analyst
5 11 (7.91%) Business Manager
6 9 (6.47%) Software Developer
7 8 (5.76%) Applications Support
7 8 (5.76%) Auditor
7 8 (5.76%) Internal Auditor
7 8 (5.76%) Support Manager
7 8 (5.76%) Technical Analyst
7 8 (5.76%) Technical Business Analyst
8 7 (5.04%) Administrator
8 7 (5.04%) SAP Business Analyst
8 7 (5.04%) Senior Analyst
9 6 (4.32%) IT Analyst
9 6 (4.32%) Process Engineer
9 6 (4.32%) Report Developer
10 5 (3.60%) Automation Analyst
10 5 (3.60%) Process Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (12.95%) Web Services
2 17 (12.23%) JSON
3 15 (10.79%) .NET
4 12 (8.63%) jQuery
5 9 (6.47%) .NET Framework
5 9 (6.47%) ASP.NET
5 9 (6.47%) CSS
5 9 (6.47%) Entity Framework
5 9 (6.47%) LINQ
5 9 (6.47%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 9 (6.47%) WCF
6 8 (5.76%) XML
7 7 (5.04%) IDoc
8 6 (4.32%) EDI
9 3 (2.16%) Ajax
9 3 (2.16%) Hibernate
9 3 (2.16%) J2EE
9 3 (2.16%) Java EE
9 3 (2.16%) Struts
10 2 (1.44%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 35 (25.18%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (12.23%) Management Information System
3 16 (11.51%) Computer Science
4 10 (7.19%) User Experience
5 8 (5.76%) Self-Motivation
6 4 (2.88%) Robotics
7 3 (2.16%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (1.44%) Enterprise Storage
8 2 (1.44%) Replication
8 2 (1.44%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.72%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.72%) Reinsurance
9 1 (0.72%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 8 (5.76%) Windows
2 4 (2.88%) Linux
3 3 (2.16%) Unix
4 2 (1.44%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.44%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.72%) CentOS
5 1 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.72%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (17.99%) Problem-Solving
2 24 (17.27%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (15.83%) Continuous Improvement
4 19 (13.67%) Business Intelligence
5 18 (12.95%) Change Management
6 16 (11.51%) Integration Testing
6 16 (11.51%) Stakeholder Management
7 13 (9.35%) ERP
7 13 (9.35%) User Acceptance Testing
8 12 (8.63%) Budgeting and Forecasting
8 12 (8.63%) Business Process Improvement
8 12 (8.63%) Content Management
8 12 (8.63%) ITIL
8 12 (8.63%) MVC
8 12 (8.63%) Performance Management
8 12 (8.63%) Test Scripting
9 11 (7.91%) Internal Audit
9 11 (7.91%) SDLC
9 11 (7.91%) Workflow
10 10 (7.19%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (9.35%) Java
2 12 (8.63%) C#
2 12 (8.63%) JavaScript
3 10 (7.19%) SQL
4 9 (6.47%) VB
4 9 (6.47%) VB.NET
5 4 (2.88%) ABAP
6 3 (2.16%) T-SQL
7 2 (1.44%) PHP
7 2 (1.44%) X++
8 1 (0.72%) Python
Qualifications
1 28 (20.14%) Degree
2 8 (5.76%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (3.60%) Security Cleared
4 4 (2.88%) Six Sigma Green Belt
5 3 (2.16%) ISEB
5 3 (2.16%) SC Cleared
5 3 (2.16%) Sun Certification
6 2 (1.44%) ACCA
6 2 (1.44%) CIMA
6 2 (1.44%) ISTQB
6 2 (1.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (1.44%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (1.44%) MCP
6 2 (1.44%) MCSE
6 2 (1.44%) MCTS
6 2 (1.44%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.44%) Six Sigma Black Belt
7 1 (0.72%) AAT
7 1 (0.72%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (12.95%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 16 (11.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (9.35%) QA
4 11 (7.91%) ISO 9001
5 10 (7.19%) SLA
6 9 (6.47%) Data Quality
6 9 (6.47%) GDPR
7 2 (1.44%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (3.60%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.16%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.72%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (1.44%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (0.72%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 29 (20.86%) Oracle
2 17 (12.23%) SAP
3 14 (10.07%) Microsoft
4 9 (6.47%) Informatica
4 9 (6.47%) LexisNexis
5 5 (3.60%) Hyperion
5 5 (3.60%) PeopleSoft
6 4 (2.88%) Blue Prism
6 4 (2.88%) Infor
6 4 (2.88%) Tableau
6 4 (2.88%) VMware
7 3 (2.16%) Apple
7 3 (2.16%) Cadence
7 3 (2.16%) Capita
7 3 (2.16%) Dell
7 3 (2.16%) EqualLogic
7 3 (2.16%) NetApp
7 3 (2.16%) ServiceNow
7 3 (2.16%) Sitecore
8 2 (1.44%) Baan