Period
to 20 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for Six Sigma skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Six Sigma over the 6 months to 20 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Six Sigma
England > West Midlands
6 months to
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 217 241 306
Rank change year-on-year +24 +65 -52
Permanent jobs citing Six Sigma 60 69 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.78% 0.71% 0.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.86% 0.78% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 40 73 18
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £41,500 £43,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.43% -4.05% -5.46%
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,750 £36,150
90th Percentile £52,500 £70,000 £66,575
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - -13.04%

Six Sigma 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 6,998 8,851 9,653
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 91.24% 90.73% 91.92%
Number of salaries quoted 5,240 6,991 7,560
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £41,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.76% -1.20% +1.22%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £25,500
90th Percentile £70,250 £66,250 £63,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

Six Sigma
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Six Sigma in the West Midlands

Six Sigma
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Salary trend for Six Sigma in the West Midlands

Six Sigma
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Six Sigma in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 20 January 2019.

Salary histogram for Six Sigma in the West Midlands

Six Sigma
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 Six Sigma within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 20 January 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 -7 27 £41,250 +3.13% 1
Herefordshire -1 18 £50,000 +33.33%
Solihull - 6 £45,000 -
Staffordshire +26 5 £47,500 -26.92% 1
Coventry +14 3 £37,500 -25.00% 2
Walsall +3 1 £35,000 -12.50%
Six Sigma
England

For the 6 months to 20 January 2019, IT jobs citing Six Sigma 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 Six Sigma.

1 28 (46.67%) Project Management
2 26 (43.33%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (40.00%) Degree
3 24 (40.00%) Change Management
4 22 (36.67%) Lean Six Sigma
5 21 (35.00%) SQL
6 18 (30.00%) ISEB
7 16 (26.67%) Software Delivery
8 14 (23.33%) Line Management
8 14 (23.33%) Continuous Improvement
9 12 (20.00%) Microsoft
9 12 (20.00%) Validation
10 11 (18.33%) Finance
10 11 (18.33%) ITIL
11 10 (16.67%) GAP Analysis
12 9 (15.00%) PRINCE2
12 9 (15.00%) Security Cleared
13 8 (13.33%) People Management
13 8 (13.33%) Service Delivery
13 8 (13.33%) Automotive
14 7 (11.67%) Analytical Skills
14 7 (11.67%) SC Cleared
14 7 (11.67%) Business Analysis
15 6 (10.00%) Retail
15 6 (10.00%) Process Improvement
15 6 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
16 5 (8.33%) ITSM
16 5 (8.33%) Service Management
16 5 (8.33%) ERP
16 5 (8.33%) ITIL Certification

Six Sigma
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 1 (1.67%) MS Project Server
1 1 (1.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (5.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (3.33%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (6.67%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.67%) Ethernet
1 1 (1.67%) FlexRay
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (3.33%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 4 (6.67%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (1.67%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 11 (18.33%) Finance
2 8 (13.33%) Automotive
3 6 (10.00%) Retail
4 4 (6.67%) Back Office
4 4 (6.67%) Manufacturing
5 3 (5.00%) Aerospace
5 3 (5.00%) Legal
5 3 (5.00%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.67%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 23 (38.33%) Analyst
2 22 (36.67%) Business Analyst
3 19 (31.67%) Software Analyst
4 17 (28.33%) Agile Business Analyst
4 17 (28.33%) SQL Analyst
5 11 (18.33%) Lead Business Analyst
6 10 (16.67%) Senior Systems Engineer
6 10 (16.67%) Systems Engineer
7 7 (11.67%) Senior Analyst
7 7 (11.67%) Senior Business Analyst
8 5 (8.33%) Architect
8 5 (8.33%) Service Architect
9 4 (6.67%) Business Improvement Manager
9 4 (6.67%) Business Process Improvement Manager
9 4 (6.67%) Business Process Manager
9 4 (6.67%) Cybersecurity Engineer
9 4 (6.67%) Process Improvement Manager
9 4 (6.67%) Process Manager
9 4 (6.67%) Project Manager
9 4 (6.67%) Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.67%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.00%) PMI
3 2 (3.33%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (1.67%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.67%) Industry 4.0
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (46.67%) Project Management
2 26 (43.33%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (40.00%) Change Management
4 22 (36.67%) Lean Six Sigma
5 16 (26.67%) Software Delivery
6 14 (23.33%) Continuous Improvement
6 14 (23.33%) Line Management
7 12 (20.00%) Validation
8 11 (18.33%) ITIL
9 10 (16.67%) GAP Analysis
10 9 (15.00%) PRINCE2
11 8 (13.33%) People Management
11 8 (13.33%) Service Delivery
12 7 (11.67%) Business Analysis
13 6 (10.00%) Process Improvement
13 6 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
14 5 (8.33%) ERP
14 5 (8.33%) ITIL V3
14 5 (8.33%) ITSM
14 5 (8.33%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (35.00%) SQL
2 1 (1.67%) C
2 1 (1.67%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 24 (40.00%) Degree
2 18 (30.00%) ISEB
3 9 (15.00%) Security Cleared
4 7 (11.67%) SC Cleared
5 5 (8.33%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (8.33%) Six Sigma Green Belt
6 3 (5.00%) PMI Certification
7 2 (3.33%) APMP
7 2 (3.33%) Chartered Engineer
7 2 (3.33%) MBA
7 2 (3.33%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.33%) GDPR
1 5 (8.33%) SLA
2 3 (5.00%) PMBOK
2 3 (5.00%) PMO
3 2 (3.33%) DO-160
3 2 (3.33%) P3O
4 1 (1.67%) COSHH
4 1 (1.67%) HAZOP
4 1 (1.67%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 12 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (8.33%) ServiceNow
3 3 (5.00%) SAP
4 2 (3.33%) Aderant
4 2 (3.33%) iManage