Period
to 17 July 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 17 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Process Improvement
England > West Midlands
6 months to
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 175 206 141
Rank change year-on-year +31 -65 +54
Permanent jobs citing Process Improvement 141 130 250
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.48% 1.29% 2.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.65% 1.43% 2.25%
Number of salaries quoted 82 84 167
West Midlands median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.76% -15.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £34,000 £25,900 £31,250
90th Percentile £61,250 £63,751 £70,500
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 8,527 9,112 11,118
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 89.81% 90.51% 89.63%
Number of salaries quoted 6,549 7,546 8,744
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -1.23% +1.25%
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,750 £24,250
90th Percentile £66,250 £61,250 £66,175
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 17 July 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 17 July 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 -28 44 £38,500 -6.67% 8
Staffordshire +39 37 £45,000 -5.26% 1
Warwickshire +34 19 £50,000 +11.11% 3
Coventry +10 16 £47,500 -1.55% 8
Solihull +2 6 £48,750 +8.33% 1
Walsall - 3 £50,000 -
Shropshire +13 2 £22,500 -19.64% 3
Wolverhampton - 2 £42,500 - 2
Worcestershire +17 1 - - 2
Process Improvement
England

For the 6 months to 17 July 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 62 (43.97%) Finance
2 33 (23.40%) Legal
3 30 (21.28%) Oracle
3 30 (21.28%) Analytical Skills
4 28 (19.86%) Games
5 26 (18.44%) Agile Software Development
6 23 (16.31%) Problem-Solving
7 22 (15.60%) Degree
8 21 (14.89%) Business Intelligence
9 20 (14.18%) ERP
10 19 (13.48%) SQL
10 19 (13.48%) ITIL
10 19 (13.48%) Manufacturing
10 19 (13.48%) Business Process Improvement
11 18 (12.77%) Change Management
11 18 (12.77%) Management Information System
11 18 (12.77%) JSON
11 18 (12.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 17 (12.06%) Project Management
12 17 (12.06%) .NET
12 17 (12.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 17 (12.06%) Continuous Improvement
13 16 (11.35%) Web Services
14 15 (10.64%) Computer Science
14 15 (10.64%) User Acceptance Testing
15 14 (9.93%) Integration Testing
15 14 (9.93%) SDLC
15 14 (9.93%) SQL Server
15 14 (9.93%) Java
15 14 (9.93%) Workflow

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 11 (7.80%) CMS
1 11 (7.80%) SharePoint
2 9 (6.38%) IIS
3 2 (1.42%) ColdFusion
3 2 (1.42%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (0.71%) Apache
4 1 (0.71%) nginx
4 1 (0.71%) Tomcat
Applications
1 9 (6.38%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.84%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (2.84%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.42%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (3.55%) Infor M3
1 5 (3.55%) JDE EnterpriseOne
2 4 (2.84%) Movex
3 3 (2.13%) SAP FI
3 3 (2.13%) SAP MM
3 3 (2.13%) SAP SD
4 2 (1.42%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (1.42%) Infor LN
5 1 (0.71%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.71%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.71%) Oracle Assets
5 1 (0.71%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.71%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.71%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.71%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.71%) SAP PP
5 1 (0.71%) SAP QM
Cloud Services
1 9 (6.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (5.67%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (5.67%) SaaS
3 3 (2.13%) Office 365
4 1 (0.71%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.71%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.71%) CloudFront
4 1 (0.71%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (0.71%) npm
4 1 (0.71%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 10 (7.09%) SSL
2 7 (4.96%) ATM
3 3 (2.13%) Firewall
4 2 (1.42%) DHCP
4 2 (1.42%) DNS
4 2 (1.42%) HTTPS
4 2 (1.42%) Network Security
4 2 (1.42%) Skype
4 2 (1.42%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.71%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (0.71%) DAB
5 1 (0.71%) FTP
5 1 (0.71%) HTTP
5 1 (0.71%) SAN
5 1 (0.71%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (9.93%) SQL Server
2 13 (9.22%) Data Warehouse
3 12 (8.51%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (8.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 11 (7.80%) Oracle BI EE
5 9 (6.38%) Essbase
5 9 (6.38%) Oracle Reports
5 9 (6.38%) RDBMS
5 9 (6.38%) Relational Database
6 4 (2.84%) MySQL
7 3 (2.13%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (2.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (1.42%) Cosmos DB
8 2 (1.42%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (1.42%) MariaDB
9 1 (0.71%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.71%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.71%) QlikView
9 1 (0.71%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (0.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 5 (3.55%) LSMW
2 2 (1.42%) Eclipse
2 2 (1.42%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.42%) JUnit
2 2 (1.42%) Maven
2 2 (1.42%) Subversion
3 1 (0.71%) Gradle
3 1 (0.71%) HP UFT
3 1 (0.71%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.71%) JHipster
3 1 (0.71%) LoadRunner
3 1 (0.71%) MorphX
3 1 (0.71%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.71%) webpack
General
1 62 (43.97%) Finance
2 33 (23.40%) Legal
3 28 (19.86%) Games
4 19 (13.48%) Manufacturing
5 10 (7.09%) Banking
5 10 (7.09%) Billing
5 10 (7.09%) Law
6 9 (6.38%) Automotive
7 7 (4.96%) Retail
8 4 (2.84%) Back Office
9 3 (2.13%) Advertising
10 2 (1.42%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.71%) Digital Economy
11 1 (0.71%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 46 (32.62%) Analyst
2 32 (22.70%) Business Analyst
3 22 (15.60%) Developer
4 11 (7.80%) Business Manager
5 9 (6.38%) Software Developer
6 8 (5.67%) Administrator
6 8 (5.67%) IT Manager
6 8 (5.67%) Support Manager
6 8 (5.67%) Technical Analyst
6 8 (5.67%) Technical Business Analyst
7 7 (4.96%) Applications Support
7 7 (4.96%) SAP Analyst
7 7 (4.96%) Senior Analyst
8 6 (4.26%) Consultant
8 6 (4.26%) IT Analyst
8 6 (4.26%) Report Developer
8 6 (4.26%) Senior Developer
9 5 (3.55%) Development Manager
9 5 (3.55%) SAP Business Analyst
9 5 (3.55%) Senior Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (12.77%) JSON
2 17 (12.06%) .NET
3 16 (11.35%) Web Services
4 12 (8.51%) jQuery
5 10 (7.09%) .NET Framework
5 10 (7.09%) CSS
5 10 (7.09%) Entity Framework
5 10 (7.09%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 9 (6.38%) ASP.NET
6 9 (6.38%) LINQ
6 9 (6.38%) WCF
6 9 (6.38%) XML
7 5 (3.55%) EDI
7 5 (3.55%) IDoc
8 2 (1.42%) Ajax
8 2 (1.42%) Hibernate
8 2 (1.42%) J2EE
8 2 (1.42%) Java EE
8 2 (1.42%) Struts
9 1 (0.71%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 30 (21.28%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (12.77%) Management Information System
3 15 (10.64%) Computer Science
4 9 (6.38%) User Experience
5 7 (4.96%) Self-Motivation
6 5 (3.55%) Robotics
7 4 (2.84%) Data Centre
8 3 (2.13%) Data Structures
8 3 (2.13%) Greenfield Project
8 3 (2.13%) Infotainment
8 3 (2.13%) Replication
9 2 (1.42%) Driving Licence
9 2 (1.42%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (0.71%) iPhone
10 1 (0.71%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.71%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 6 (4.26%) Windows
2 3 (2.13%) Linux
3 2 (1.42%) Apple iOS
3 2 (1.42%) Unix
3 2 (1.42%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.71%) CentOS
4 1 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.71%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (18.44%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (16.31%) Problem-Solving
3 21 (14.89%) Business Intelligence
4 20 (14.18%) ERP
5 19 (13.48%) Business Process Improvement
5 19 (13.48%) ITIL
6 18 (12.77%) Change Management
7 17 (12.06%) Continuous Improvement
7 17 (12.06%) Project Management
8 15 (10.64%) User Acceptance Testing
9 14 (9.93%) Integration Testing
9 14 (9.93%) SDLC
9 14 (9.93%) Workflow
10 12 (8.51%) Budgeting and Forecasting
10 12 (8.51%) Content Management
10 12 (8.51%) Test Scripting
11 11 (7.80%) MVC
11 11 (7.80%) Service Delivery
12 10 (7.09%) PRINCE2
12 10 (7.09%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (13.48%) SQL
2 14 (9.93%) Java
3 12 (8.51%) JavaScript
4 11 (7.80%) C#
5 10 (7.09%) VB
6 9 (6.38%) VB.NET
7 4 (2.84%) T-SQL
8 3 (2.13%) PHP
9 2 (1.42%) C
9 2 (1.42%) X++
10 1 (0.71%) ABAP
10 1 (0.71%) Java 8
10 1 (0.71%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.71%) Python
10 1 (0.71%) VB6
10 1 (0.71%) VBA
Qualifications
1 22 (15.60%) Degree
2 8 (5.67%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (4.26%) Security Cleared
4 4 (2.84%) SC Cleared
4 4 (2.84%) Six Sigma Green Belt
5 3 (2.13%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.42%) ACCA
6 2 (1.42%) CIMA
6 2 (1.42%) ISTQB
6 2 (1.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (1.42%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (1.42%) MCP
6 2 (1.42%) MCSE
6 2 (1.42%) MCTS
6 2 (1.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (1.42%) Six Sigma Black Belt
6 2 (1.42%) Sun Certification
7 1 (0.71%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.71%) CCNP
7 1 (0.71%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (12.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 17 (12.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (7.80%) ISO 9001
3 11 (7.80%) QA
4 9 (6.38%) Data Quality
4 9 (6.38%) SLA
5 6 (4.26%) GDPR
6 2 (1.42%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.71%) GCP
System Software
1 3 (2.13%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.71%) Docker
3 1 (0.71%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.71%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 2 (1.42%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (0.71%) Backup Exec
2 1 (0.71%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 30 (21.28%) Oracle
2 13 (9.22%) Microsoft
2 13 (9.22%) SAP
3 9 (6.38%) Informatica
3 9 (6.38%) LexisNexis
4 6 (4.26%) JD Edwards
5 5 (3.55%) Hyperion
5 5 (3.55%) Infor
5 5 (3.55%) PeopleSoft
5 5 (3.55%) Tableau
6 4 (2.84%) Blue Prism
6 4 (2.84%) Capita
7 2 (1.42%) Apple
7 2 (1.42%) Baan
7 2 (1.42%) Citrix
7 2 (1.42%) Epicor
7 2 (1.42%) Minitab
7 2 (1.42%) Sage
7 2 (1.42%) Sitecore
7 2 (1.42%) VMware