Period
to 17 February 2019

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 17 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Process Improvement
England > West Midlands
6 months to
17 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 155 158 172
Rank change year-on-year +3 +14 -19
Permanent jobs citing Process Improvement 126 178 166
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.62% 1.81% 1.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.77% 2.00% 1.74%
Number of salaries quoted 82 119 115
West Midlands median annual salary £38,500 £41,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.23% -7.78% +2.27%
10th Percentile £27,775 £26,000 £25,900
90th Percentile £62,500 £63,750 £85,000
England median annual salary £51,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +2.00% - +4.71%

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 7,124 8,906 9,524
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 91.49% 90.57% 92.15%
Number of salaries quoted 5,313 6,978 7,482
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £42,000 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% +3.70% -3.57%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £70,250 £67,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

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 17 February 2019.

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 17 February 2019. 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 -11 61 £37,500 -11.76% 9
Staffordshire +10 14 £35,000 -30.00% 3
Shropshire +8 11 £26,500 -57.60%
Coventry +20 10 £57,500 +11.65% 1
Walsall +11 10 £38,750 -3.13%
Solihull +3 6 £56,250 +116.35% 6
Warwickshire +13 5 £50,000 +20.48% 1
Wolverhampton +23 3 £35,000 -12.50%
Worcestershire -13 1 £45,000 -28.00% 1
Herefordshire -21 1 £45,000 +20.00%
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £45,000 -
Process Improvement
England

For the 6 months to 17 February 2019, 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 44 (34.92%) Problem-Solving
2 42 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 39 (30.95%) Stakeholder Management
4 33 (26.19%) Analytical Skills
5 31 (24.60%) Agile Software Development
5 31 (24.60%) Microsoft Azure
6 30 (23.81%) Amazon AWS
7 28 (22.22%) Finance
7 28 (22.22%) Project Management
8 27 (21.43%) Data Protection
9 26 (20.63%) GDPR
10 24 (19.05%) Analytics
11 20 (15.87%) Customer Requirements
11 20 (15.87%) SLA
11 20 (15.87%) Windows
12 19 (15.08%) ITIL
12 19 (15.08%) Data Analytics
13 18 (14.29%) ISEB
13 18 (14.29%) Change Management
14 17 (13.49%) Business Process Improvement
15 16 (12.70%) SQL Server
16 15 (11.90%) Active Directory
16 15 (11.90%) Dell
16 15 (11.90%) NetApp
16 15 (11.90%) MS Exchange
16 15 (11.90%) VMware
16 15 (11.90%) EqualLogic
16 15 (11.90%) Enterprise Storage
16 15 (11.90%) PaaS
16 15 (11.90%) Hyper-V

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 15 (11.90%) MS Exchange
2 13 (10.32%) SharePoint
3 11 (8.73%) Skype for Business
4 8 (6.35%) SAS
5 7 (5.56%) CMS
6 3 (2.38%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.79%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (5.56%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.38%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (2.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (1.59%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (3.17%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (3.17%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.79%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.79%) PeopleSoft HCM
2 1 (0.79%) PeopleSoft HRMS
Cloud Services
1 31 (24.60%) Microsoft Azure
2 30 (23.81%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (11.90%) PaaS
4 14 (11.11%) SaaS
5 11 (8.73%) IaaS
5 11 (8.73%) Office 365
5 11 (8.73%) OneDrive
6 4 (3.17%) G Suite
7 1 (0.79%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.79%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.79%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.79%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (0.79%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.79%) AWS CloudTrail
7 1 (0.79%) CloudFront
7 1 (0.79%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 12 (9.52%) Firewall
2 11 (8.73%) Skype
3 2 (1.59%) Internet
3 2 (1.59%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (1.59%) VPN
4 1 (0.79%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.79%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (12.70%) SQL Server
2 13 (10.32%) Power BI
3 9 (7.14%) Amazon Redshift
4 8 (6.35%) Hadoop
4 8 (6.35%) Pentaho
5 5 (3.97%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (3.17%) Oracle Database
7 3 (2.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (1.59%) Base SAS
8 2 (1.59%) BusinessObjects XI
8 2 (1.59%) SAS Data Integration Studio
8 2 (1.59%) SAS EBI
8 2 (1.59%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 2 (1.59%) SAS Visual Analytics
8 2 (1.59%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (1.59%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.79%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.79%) MariaDB
9 1 (0.79%) MySQL
9 1 (0.79%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (7.14%) Maven
2 8 (6.35%) Artifactory
2 8 (6.35%) Bitbucket
2 8 (6.35%) Git (software)
2 8 (6.35%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.59%) JUnit
3 2 (1.59%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.79%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.79%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.79%) HP UFT
4 1 (0.79%) JIRA
4 1 (0.79%) JMeter
4 1 (0.79%) Selenium
4 1 (0.79%) Subversion
General
1 28 (22.22%) Finance
2 10 (7.94%) Billing
3 6 (4.76%) Retail
4 5 (3.97%) Marketing
5 4 (3.17%) Back Office
5 4 (3.17%) Banking
5 4 (3.17%) Brand Awareness
6 2 (1.59%) Aerospace
6 2 (1.59%) Automotive
6 2 (1.59%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.79%) Games
7 1 (0.79%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 49 (38.89%) Analyst
2 28 (22.22%) Business Analyst
3 13 (10.32%) Project Manager
4 11 (8.73%) Office 365 Business Analyst
5 9 (7.14%) Architect
5 9 (7.14%) Technical Architect
6 8 (6.35%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 7 (5.56%) Auditor
7 7 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 7 (5.56%) Internal Auditor
8 6 (4.76%) Cloud Engineer
8 6 (4.76%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
8 6 (4.76%) Senior Manager
9 5 (3.97%) Data Centre Manager
9 5 (3.97%) Data Centre Project Manager
9 5 (3.97%) Senior Project Manager
9 5 (3.97%) Software Engineer
10 4 (3.17%) Business Improvement Manager
10 4 (3.17%) Business Process Improvement Manager
10 4 (3.17%) ITIL Change Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.97%) Web Services
2 3 (2.38%) .NET
3 1 (0.79%) Ajax
3 1 (0.79%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (0.79%) CSS
3 1 (0.79%) Hibernate
3 1 (0.79%) HTML
3 1 (0.79%) J2EE
3 1 (0.79%) Java EE
3 1 (0.79%) jQuery
3 1 (0.79%) Middleware
3 1 (0.79%) Struts
3 1 (0.79%) Velocity
3 1 (0.79%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 33 (26.19%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (11.90%) Enterprise Storage
3 7 (5.56%) User Experience
4 5 (3.97%) Data Centre
5 4 (3.17%) CMDB
5 4 (3.17%) Driving Licence
5 4 (3.17%) Greenfield Project
5 4 (3.17%) Mobile App
6 3 (2.38%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.59%) Clustering
7 2 (1.59%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.59%) iPad
7 2 (1.59%) Replication
8 1 (0.79%) Cyberthreat
8 1 (0.79%) IVR
8 1 (0.79%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 20 (15.87%) Windows
2 8 (6.35%) Unix
3 4 (3.17%) Linux
4 2 (1.59%) Windows 10
4 2 (1.59%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.79%) AIX
5 1 (0.79%) Mac OS
5 1 (0.79%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (34.92%) Problem-Solving
2 39 (30.95%) Stakeholder Management
3 31 (24.60%) Agile Software Development
4 28 (22.22%) Project Management
5 27 (21.43%) Data Protection
6 24 (19.05%) Analytics
7 20 (15.87%) Customer Requirements
8 19 (15.08%) Data Analytics
8 19 (15.08%) ITIL
9 18 (14.29%) Change Management
10 17 (13.49%) Business Process Improvement
11 14 (11.11%) Critical Success Factor
12 13 (10.32%) Business Intelligence
12 13 (10.32%) Performance Management
12 13 (10.32%) Software Testing
13 12 (9.52%) Continuous Improvement
13 12 (9.52%) Creative Thinking
13 12 (9.52%) Workshop Facilitation
14 11 (8.73%) PQQ
14 11 (8.73%) Strategic Thinking
Programming Languages
1 12 (9.52%) SQL
2 7 (5.56%) Java
3 6 (4.76%) PL/SQL
4 4 (3.17%) C#
5 3 (2.38%) ABAP
5 3 (2.38%) T-SQL
6 2 (1.59%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.79%) VB
7 1 (0.79%) VB6
7 1 (0.79%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 18 (14.29%) ISEB
2 15 (11.90%) Degree
3 2 (1.59%) Chartered Engineer
3 2 (1.59%) MBA
4 1 (0.79%) CBAP
4 1 (0.79%) CREST Certified
4 1 (0.79%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.79%) GCIA
4 1 (0.79%) GIAC
4 1 (0.79%) IIBA
4 1 (0.79%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.79%) SANS
4 1 (0.79%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.79%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.79%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (20.63%) GDPR
2 20 (15.87%) SLA
3 5 (3.97%) QA
4 2 (1.59%) DO-160
4 2 (1.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.79%) Actionable Recommendations
5 1 (0.79%) PMO
System Software
1 15 (11.90%) Active Directory
1 15 (11.90%) Hyper-V
1 15 (11.90%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (7.14%) Ansible
1 9 (7.14%) Terraform
2 2 (1.59%) NetBackup
3 1 (0.79%) Packer
Vendors
1 42 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 15 (11.90%) Dell
2 15 (11.90%) EqualLogic
2 15 (11.90%) NetApp
2 15 (11.90%) VMware
3 9 (7.14%) Cadence
3 9 (7.14%) Oracle
3 9 (7.14%) ServiceNow
4 8 (6.35%) Cloudera
5 6 (4.76%) Google
6 3 (2.38%) SAP
6 3 (2.38%) Sitecore
7 2 (1.59%) Adobe
7 2 (1.59%) Citrix
7 2 (1.59%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.79%) Apple
8 1 (0.79%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.79%) Cisco
8 1 (0.79%) Pega
8 1 (0.79%) PeopleSoft