Period
to 15 November 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 15 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Process Improvement
England > West Midlands
6 months to
15 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 173 171 176
Rank change year-on-year -2 +5 +11
Permanent jobs citing Process Improvement 133 181 187
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.57% 1.77% 1.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.72% 1.95% 1.77%
Number of salaries quoted 81 138 110
West Midlands median annual salary £38,500 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.75% -11.11% +5.26%
10th Percentile £28,000 £25,750 £25,900
90th Percentile £61,250 £63,750 £90,000
England median annual salary £51,000 £48,500 £51,000
% change year-on-year +5.15% -4.90% +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 7,714 9,287 10,563
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 90.82% 90.95% 90.67%
Number of salaries quoted 5,865 7,553 8,281
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 £24,750
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%

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 15 November 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 15 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 -20 52 £38,500 -3.75% 12
Staffordshire +21 21 £47,500 +5.56% 2
Coventry +20 20 £52,500 +1.94% 1
Warwickshire +32 9 £35,000 -18.60% 6
Wolverhampton +7 8 £37,500 -6.25%
Walsall 0 8 £39,000 -2.50%
Shropshire 0 4 £22,500 -2.84% 5
Solihull -10 4 £42,000 +61.54% 1
Process Improvement
England

For the 6 months to 15 November 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 41 (30.83%) Finance
2 38 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 38 (28.57%) Problem-Solving
3 25 (18.80%) Degree
4 22 (16.54%) Agile Software Development
5 20 (15.04%) Stakeholder Management
5 20 (15.04%) Change Management
6 19 (14.29%) Oracle
6 19 (14.29%) Microsoft
7 18 (13.53%) Games
7 18 (13.53%) Legal
8 17 (12.78%) Continuous Improvement
9 16 (12.03%) SAP
10 15 (11.28%) GDPR
11 14 (10.53%) Creative Problem-Solving
11 14 (10.53%) Internal Audit
11 14 (10.53%) Compliance Audit
11 14 (10.53%) Windows
11 14 (10.53%) Time Management
11 14 (10.53%) Data Protection
12 13 (9.77%) Microsoft Azure
13 12 (9.02%) Amazon AWS
13 12 (9.02%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 12 (9.02%) Automotive
13 12 (9.02%) Business Intelligence
14 11 (8.27%) Active Directory
14 11 (8.27%) Dell
14 11 (8.27%) Web Services
14 11 (8.27%) NetApp
14 11 (8.27%) VMware Infrastructure

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 10 (7.52%) MS Exchange
2 7 (5.26%) CMS
3 5 (3.76%) SharePoint
4 4 (3.01%) IIS
4 4 (3.01%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.75%) nginx
Applications
1 4 (3.01%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.26%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (2.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (1.50%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.75%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 4 (3.01%) SAP FI
1 4 (3.01%) SAP MM
2 3 (2.26%) SAP SD
3 2 (1.50%) Infor LN
3 2 (1.50%) SAP PP
4 1 (0.75%) JDE EnterpriseOne
4 1 (0.75%) Oracle Assets
4 1 (0.75%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.75%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.75%) PeopleSoft HCM
4 1 (0.75%) PeopleSoft HRMS
4 1 (0.75%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.75%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.75%) SAP QM
Cloud Services
1 13 (9.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (9.02%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (3.76%) SaaS
4 2 (1.50%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (1.50%) Amazon S3
4 2 (1.50%) CloudFront
5 1 (0.75%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (0.75%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (0.75%) Asana
5 1 (0.75%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.75%) AWS CloudTrail
5 1 (0.75%) Basecamp
5 1 (0.75%) Office 365
5 1 (0.75%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.51%) Firewall
2 4 (3.01%) ATM
2 4 (3.01%) SSL
3 2 (1.50%) DNS
3 2 (1.50%) VPN
4 1 (0.75%) DHCP
4 1 (0.75%) HTTP
4 1 (0.75%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.75%) Internet
4 1 (0.75%) SAN
4 1 (0.75%) SMS
4 1 (0.75%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.75%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
1 7 (5.26%) Oracle BI EE
1 7 (5.26%) Oracle Reports
1 7 (5.26%) RDBMS
1 7 (5.26%) Relational Database
2 5 (3.76%) Essbase
2 5 (3.76%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.76%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (3.01%) MySQL
4 3 (2.26%) MariaDB
4 3 (2.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.50%) Crystal Reports
5 2 (1.50%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.50%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.75%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.75%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 7 (5.26%) LSMW
2 4 (3.01%) JUnit
3 3 (2.26%) Eclipse
3 3 (2.26%) Maven
3 3 (2.26%) Subversion
4 1 (0.75%) CA Gen
4 1 (0.75%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.75%) HP UFT
4 1 (0.75%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.75%) JIRA
4 1 (0.75%) JMeter
4 1 (0.75%) Selenium
4 1 (0.75%) TestDirector
General
1 41 (30.83%) Finance
2 18 (13.53%) Games
2 18 (13.53%) Legal
3 12 (9.02%) Automotive
4 10 (7.52%) Billing
5 9 (6.77%) Manufacturing
6 5 (3.76%) Retail
7 4 (3.01%) Back Office
7 4 (3.01%) Banking
8 3 (2.26%) Law
8 3 (2.26%) Telecoms
9 2 (1.50%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.75%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 46 (34.59%) Analyst
2 26 (19.55%) Business Analyst
3 14 (10.53%) Auditor
3 14 (10.53%) Internal Auditor
4 13 (9.77%) Developer
4 13 (9.77%) SAP Analyst
5 7 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 7 (5.26%) SAP Business Analyst
6 6 (4.51%) Applications Support
6 6 (4.51%) Business Manager
6 6 (4.51%) Cloud Engineer
6 6 (4.51%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (4.51%) Process Engineer
6 6 (4.51%) Support Analyst
7 5 (3.76%) Administrator
7 5 (3.76%) Automation Analyst
7 5 (3.76%) Process Analyst
7 5 (3.76%) Project Manager
7 5 (3.76%) SAP Support Analyst
7 5 (3.76%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (8.27%) Web Services
2 7 (5.26%) IDoc
2 7 (5.26%) JSON
3 6 (4.51%) .NET
3 6 (4.51%) EDI
3 6 (4.51%) jQuery
4 4 (3.01%) XML
5 3 (2.26%) .NET Framework
5 3 (2.26%) Ajax
5 3 (2.26%) ASP.NET
5 3 (2.26%) CSS
5 3 (2.26%) Entity Framework
5 3 (2.26%) Hibernate
5 3 (2.26%) J2EE
5 3 (2.26%) Java EE
5 3 (2.26%) LINQ
5 3 (2.26%) Struts
5 3 (2.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 3 (2.26%) Velocity
5 3 (2.26%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 38 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (7.52%) Computer Science
2 10 (7.52%) Enterprise Storage
3 9 (6.77%) User Experience
4 8 (6.02%) Management Information System
5 5 (3.76%) Self-Motivation
6 4 (3.01%) Robotics
7 3 (2.26%) Data Centre
8 2 (1.50%) Clustering
8 2 (1.50%) CMDB
8 2 (1.50%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (1.50%) iPad
8 2 (1.50%) Replication
9 1 (0.75%) Reinsurance
9 1 (0.75%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 14 (10.53%) Windows
2 5 (3.76%) Linux
3 3 (2.26%) Unix
4 2 (1.50%) Windows 10
4 2 (1.50%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.75%) CentOS
5 1 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.75%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (28.57%) Problem-Solving
2 22 (16.54%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (15.04%) Change Management
3 20 (15.04%) Stakeholder Management
4 17 (12.78%) Continuous Improvement
5 14 (10.53%) Compliance Audit
5 14 (10.53%) Creative Problem-Solving
5 14 (10.53%) Data Protection
5 14 (10.53%) Internal Audit
5 14 (10.53%) Time Management
6 12 (9.02%) Business Intelligence
7 11 (8.27%) Workshop Facilitation
8 10 (7.52%) Business Analysis
8 10 (7.52%) Integration Testing
9 9 (6.77%) Change Control
9 9 (6.77%) ITIL
9 9 (6.77%) Project Management
9 9 (6.77%) User Acceptance Testing
10 8 (6.02%) Performance Management
10 8 (6.02%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 10 (7.52%) Java
1 10 (7.52%) SQL
2 7 (5.26%) C#
3 6 (4.51%) ABAP
3 6 (4.51%) JavaScript
4 3 (2.26%) VB
4 3 (2.26%) VB.NET
5 2 (1.50%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.75%) PHP
6 1 (0.75%) Python
Qualifications
1 25 (18.80%) Degree
2 6 (4.51%) ISEB
3 4 (3.01%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (3.01%) Six Sigma Green Belt
4 3 (2.26%) Sun Certification
5 2 (1.50%) Chartered Engineer
5 2 (1.50%) ISTQB
5 2 (1.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.50%) MBA
6 1 (0.75%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (11.28%) GDPR
2 12 (9.02%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 11 (8.27%) QA
4 10 (7.52%) SLA
5 6 (4.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (3.76%) Data Quality
7 3 (2.26%) ISO 9001
8 2 (1.50%) DO-160
System Software
1 11 (8.27%) Active Directory
1 11 (8.27%) Hyper-V
1 11 (8.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.75%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (1.50%) NetBackup
2 1 (0.75%) Ansible
2 1 (0.75%) Backup Exec
2 1 (0.75%) Packer
2 1 (0.75%) Terraform
Vendors
1 19 (14.29%) Microsoft
1 19 (14.29%) Oracle
2 16 (12.03%) SAP
3 11 (8.27%) Dell
3 11 (8.27%) EqualLogic
3 11 (8.27%) NetApp
3 11 (8.27%) VMware
4 7 (5.26%) Informatica
5 4 (3.01%) Blue Prism
5 4 (3.01%) Hyperion
5 4 (3.01%) PeopleSoft
5 4 (3.01%) Sitecore
6 3 (2.26%) Adobe
6 3 (2.26%) Apple
6 3 (2.26%) Cadence
6 3 (2.26%) Citrix
6 3 (2.26%) LexisNexis
6 3 (2.26%) ServiceNow
6 3 (2.26%) Tableau
7 2 (1.50%) Baan