The table below looks at the statistics for Continuous Improvement skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Continuous Improvement over the 3 months to 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Continual Improvement
Rank 130 154 153
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -1
Permanent jobs citing Continuous Improvement 2540 1944 2174
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.23% 1.83% 1.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.72% 2.25% 2.33%
Number of salaries quoted 1727 1406 1616
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £30,733
10% offered a salary of more than £71,000 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £43,000 £42,500 £43,500
% change year-on-year
+1.17% -2.29%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
93443 86275 93127
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 81.90% 81.15% 79.01%
Number of salaries quoted 74604 70751 78836
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

Continuous Improvement
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Continuous Improvement Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Continuous Improvement
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement within the UK.

Continuous Improvement Salary Trend in the UK

Continuous Improvement
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement over the 3 months to 16 September 2014 within the UK.

Continuous Improvement Salary Histogram in the UK

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement within the UK over the 3 months to 16 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +25 2319 £48,000 +6.66% 292
London +16 913 £55,000 +4.76% 100
South East +30 497 £45,000 - 64
East of England +21 225 £47,500 +18.75% 27
City of London +14 201 £50,000 - 24
South West +30 193 £42,500 -5.55% 30
East Midlands +45 141 £45,000 +9.62% 11
West Midlands +10 132 £43,250 +1.76% 19
Hampshire +53 130 £40,325 +6.11% 20
North West -4 118 £44,000 +18.91% 28
Hertfordshire +46 115 £50,000 +11.11% 5
Berkshire +6 113 £60,000 +33.33% 9
Scotland +11 112 £40,000 -5.88% 14
Yorkshire -23 111 £33,500 -16.25% 9
Surrey -3 96 £39,000 +5.40% 8
West Yorkshire -24 75 £33,250 -16.87% 5
Birmingham +17 62 £50,000 -20.00% 4
Leeds -5 61 £30,000 -25.00% 5
Edinburgh +18 57 £37,500 +7.14% 7
Manchester -18 56 £43,000 +11.68% 17
Dorset +27 53 £47,500 +29.25% 5
Northamptonshire +8 51 £45,000 -25.00% 3
Cambridgeshire -6 47 £50,000 +25.00% 10
Northampton +11 45 £47,500 -20.83% 2
Bedfordshire +16 44 £43,750 +9.37% 5
Glasgow -2 44 £40,000 -27.27% 3
Portsmouth +12 43 £38,750 +1.97% 7
Cheshire +1 43 £42,279 +20.79% 5
Bristol +3 39 £40,000 -15.78% 4
Gloucestershire +25 38 £38,000 -5.00% 5

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing Continuous Improvement also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Continuous Improvement.

1 1467 (29.90%) Agile Software Development
2 1364 (27.80%) Finance
3 989 (20.16%) Project Management
4 906 (18.47%) Degree
5 871 (17.75%) Microsoft
6 846 (17.24%) ITIL
7 684 (13.94%) SQL
8 676 (13.78%) Scrum
9 647 (13.19%) Java
10 646 (13.17%) Analytical Skills
11 638 (13.00%) MS Excel
12 575 (11.72%) .NET
13 574 (11.70%) C#
14 552 (11.25%) SQL Server
15 538 (10.97%) Change Management
16 533 (10.86%) QA
17 532 (10.84%) Windows
18 511 (10.42%) Service Delivery
19 497 (10.13%) Coaching
20 478 (9.74%) JavaScript
21 473 (9.64%) TDD
22 466 (9.50%) HTML
23 461 (9.40%) Oracle
24 460 (9.38%) E-Commerce
25 458 (9.34%) Mentoring
26 441 (8.99%) Retail
27 434 (8.85%) PRINCE2
28 419 (8.54%) Stakeholder Management
29 414 (8.44%) Service Management
30 406 (8.28%) OO

Continuous Improvement
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing Continuous Improvement also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Continuous Improvement. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 223 (4.55%) SharePoint
2 169 (3.44%) IIS
3 122 (2.49%) Confluence
4 120 (2.45%) CMS
5 89 (1.81%) Apache
6 87 (1.77%) MS Exchange
7 81 (1.65%) WebSphere
8 71 (1.45%) Apache Solr
9 69 (1.41%) Tomcat
10 63 (1.28%) SharePoint 2010
11 62 (1.26%) SharePoint 2013
12 53 (1.08%) nginx
13 44 (0.90%) Node.js
14 43 (0.88%) SAS
15 36 (0.73%) FileNet
15 36 (0.73%) Lync
16 33 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2010
17 28 (0.57%) BizTalk Server
18 27 (0.55%) Drupal
19 26 (0.53%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 638 (13.00%) MS Excel
2 324 (6.60%) MS Office
3 103 (2.10%) MS Project
4 85 (1.73%) MS PowerPoint
5 77 (1.57%) MS Visio
6 39 (0.79%) Photoshop
7 26 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
8 20 (0.41%) Adobe Illustrator
8 20 (0.41%) InfoPath
9 10 (0.20%) SPSS
10 4 (0.082%) OmniGraffle
11 3 (0.061%) InDesign
11 3 (0.061%) CATIA
12 2 (0.041%) Maya
12 2 (0.041%) 3ds Max
12 2 (0.041%) Mingle
12 2 (0.041%) Adobe Captivate
13 1 (0.020%) Revit
13 1 (0.020%) FastStats
13 1 (0.020%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 54 (1.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 45 (0.92%) Oracle EBS
3 40 (0.82%) SAP FI
3 40 (0.82%) Oracle EBS R12
4 37 (0.75%) SAP CO
4 37 (0.75%) SAP FI/CO
5 36 (0.73%) Oracle Applications
6 33 (0.67%) SAP SCM
7 29 (0.59%) Magento
7 29 (0.59%) Dynamics AX
8 20 (0.41%) Google Analytics
9 18 (0.37%) Agresso
9 18 (0.37%) Oracle General Ledger
9 18 (0.37%) Oracle Payables
10 17 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 17 (0.35%) SAP MDM
11 15 (0.31%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
12 14 (0.29%) Oracle Receivables
13 13 (0.26%) SAP Business One
13 13 (0.26%) Hyperion Planning
Cloud Services
1 92 (1.88%) SaaS
2 72 (1.47%) GitHub
3 58 (1.18%) Microsoft Azure
4 47 (0.96%) Amazon AWS
5 37 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
6 21 (0.43%) Taleo
7 12 (0.24%) IaaS
8 7 (0.14%) PaaS
9 6 (0.12%) Google Apps
10 5 (0.10%) Amazon EC2
11 3 (0.061%) IBM Blueworks
11 3 (0.061%) Office 365
11 3 (0.061%) Amazon S3
12 1 (0.020%) Responsys
12 1 (0.020%) SuccessFactors
12 1 (0.020%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 147 (3.00%) TCP/IP
2 137 (2.79%) Firewall
2 137 (2.79%) SAN
3 130 (2.65%) DNS
4 128 (2.61%) Internet
5 126 (2.57%) LAN
6 119 (2.43%) WAN
7 101 (2.06%) Wireless
7 101 (2.06%) HTTP
8 73 (1.49%) VPN
9 71 (1.45%) DHCP
10 52 (1.06%) NAS
11 47 (0.96%) Intranet
12 37 (0.75%) MPLS
13 33 (0.67%) Radio Access Network
14 30 (0.61%) SSL
14 30 (0.61%) LDAP
15 28 (0.57%) Network Security
16 27 (0.55%) 3G
17 24 (0.49%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 552 (11.25%) SQL Server
2 200 (4.08%) Relational Database
3 133 (2.71%) RDBMS
4 129 (2.63%) MySQL
5 124 (2.53%) Data Warehouse
6 115 (2.34%) SQL Server 2008
7 102 (2.08%) MongoDB
8 94 (1.92%) Oracle Database
9 91 (1.85%) NoSQL
10 85 (1.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 70 (1.43%) RavenDB
12 61 (1.24%) SQL Server 2012
12 61 (1.24%) Big Data
13 57 (1.16%) Oracle Reports
14 55 (1.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 54 (1.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 49 (1.00%) DB2
17 43 (0.88%) SAP BW
18 39 (0.79%) Apache Cassandra
19 38 (0.77%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 268 (5.46%) Git (software)
2 191 (3.89%) Cucumber
3 163 (3.32%) Selenium
4 160 (3.26%) JIRA
5 157 (3.20%) TeamCity
6 149 (3.04%) Jenkins
7 145 (2.96%) Visual Studio
7 145 (2.96%) Subversion
8 126 (2.57%) NUnit
9 103 (2.10%) Rhino Mocks
10 95 (1.94%) Team Foundation Server
11 94 (1.92%) Maven
12 82 (1.67%) ReSharper
13 79 (1.61%) WATIR
14 71 (1.45%) Moq
15 69 (1.41%) NCrunch
16 58 (1.18%) Hudson
17 45 (0.92%) WebDriver
18 42 (0.86%) SpecFlow
19 41 (0.84%) Jasmine
General
1 1364 (27.80%) Finance
2 441 (8.99%) Retail
3 331 (6.75%) Telecoms
4 301 (6.14%) Banking
5 270 (5.50%) Marketing
6 260 (5.30%) Back Office
7 208 (4.24%) Legal
8 206 (4.20%) Manufacturing
9 111 (2.26%) Law
10 105 (2.14%) Publishing
11 88 (1.79%) Advertising
12 67 (1.37%) Games
12 67 (1.37%) Electronics
13 59 (1.20%) Billing
13 59 (1.20%) Retail Banking
14 45 (0.92%) French Language
15 38 (0.77%) Local Government
16 35 (0.71%) Financial Institution
17 29 (0.59%) Aerospace
17 29 (0.59%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 894 (18.22%) Analyst
2 877 (17.88%) Developer
3 359 (7.32%) Project Manager
4 282 (5.75%) Business Analyst
5 256 (5.22%) Service Manager
6 203 (4.14%) Architect
7 177 (3.61%) Team Leader
8 162 (3.30%) Senior Developer
9 149 (3.04%) Java Developer
10 144 (2.94%) .NET Developer
11 141 (2.87%) Consultant
12 121 (2.47%) Solutions Architect
12 121 (2.47%) Software Engineer
13 118 (2.41%) Delivery Manager
14 101 (2.06%) Senior Analyst
15 100 (2.04%) Support Analyst
16 97 (1.98%) Business Manager
17 93 (1.90%) Applications Support
18 91 (1.85%) Test Analyst
19 88 (1.79%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 575 (11.72%) .NET
2 466 (9.50%) HTML
3 342 (6.97%) CSS
4 336 (6.85%) XML
5 323 (6.58%) ASP.NET
6 265 (5.40%) jQuery
7 225 (4.59%) Web Services
7 225 (4.59%) ASP.NET MVC
8 158 (3.22%) .NET Framework
9 155 (3.16%) HTML5
10 154 (3.14%) Spring
11 127 (2.59%) REST
12 114 (2.32%) NHibernate
13 108 (2.20%) StructureMap
13 108 (2.20%) J2EE
14 98 (2.00%) XML Messaging
15 95 (1.94%) MSMQ
16 92 (1.88%) JSON
17 91 (1.85%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
17 91 (1.85%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 646 (13.17%) Analytical Skills
2 337 (6.87%) Management Information System
3 210 (4.28%) User Experience
4 195 (3.97%) Computer Science
4 195 (3.97%) Open Source
5 119 (2.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 101 (2.06%) Mobile App
6 101 (2.06%) Derivative
7 81 (1.65%) Blackberry
8 74 (1.51%) Statistics
9 72 (1.47%) PMI
10 68 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
11 50 (1.02%) Digital Media
12 49 (1.00%) CMDB
13 42 (0.86%) Mathematics
14 40 (0.82%) Data Integration
15 39 (0.79%) Visualisation
15 39 (0.79%) Replication
16 37 (0.75%) Social Media
17 36 (0.73%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 532 (10.84%) Windows
2 359 (7.32%) Linux
3 201 (4.10%) UNIX
4 103 (2.10%) Windows Server 2008
5 99 (2.02%) Windows Server 2003
6 84 (1.71%) Windows 7
7 54 (1.10%) Android
8 53 (1.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 52 (1.06%) Windows XP
10 45 (0.92%) Apple iOS
11 39 (0.79%) Windows Server 2012
12 34 (0.69%) Debian
13 28 (0.57%) AIX
14 27 (0.55%) Solaris
15 18 (0.37%) Windows 8
16 15 (0.31%) Ubuntu
17 12 (0.24%) CentOS
18 10 (0.20%) Oracle Linux
19 7 (0.14%) HPUX
20 6 (0.12%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1467 (29.90%) Agile Software Development
2 989 (20.16%) Project Management
3 846 (17.24%) ITIL
4 676 (13.78%) Scrum
5 538 (10.97%) Change Management
6 511 (10.42%) Service Delivery
7 497 (10.13%) Coaching
8 473 (9.64%) TDD
9 460 (9.38%) E-Commerce
10 458 (9.34%) Mentoring
11 434 (8.85%) PRINCE2
12 419 (8.54%) Stakeholder Management
13 414 (8.44%) Service Management
14 406 (8.28%) OO
15 334 (6.81%) MVC
16 319 (6.50%) Line Management
17 317 (6.46%) Continuous Integration
18 305 (6.22%) Business Intelligence
19 304 (6.20%) Software Engineering
20 289 (5.89%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 684 (13.94%) SQL
2 647 (13.19%) Java
3 574 (11.70%) C#
4 478 (9.74%) JavaScript
5 224 (4.57%) Ruby
6 165 (3.36%) PHP
7 127 (2.59%) C++
8 112 (2.28%) T-SQL
9 111 (2.26%) VB.NET
10 109 (2.22%) Python
11 87 (1.77%) C
12 82 (1.67%) PowerShell
13 74 (1.51%) Perl
14 48 (0.98%) Groovy
14 48 (0.98%) PL/SQL
15 44 (0.90%) Shell Script
16 36 (0.73%) Scala
17 33 (0.67%) VB
18 29 (0.59%) Clojure
19 27 (0.55%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 906 (18.47%) Degree
2 166 (3.38%) PMI Certification
3 157 (3.20%) Security Cleared
4 130 (2.65%) Microsoft Certification
5 119 (2.43%) ISEB
6 113 (2.30%) ITIL Certification
7 107 (2.18%) PMP
8 96 (1.96%) SC Cleared
9 80 (1.63%) Six Sigma Black Belt
10 63 (1.28%) ISTQB
11 59 (1.20%) Six Sigma Green Belt
12 54 (1.10%) Cisco Certification
13 51 (1.04%) MCSE
14 49 (1.00%) MCITP
15 47 (0.96%) CCNA
15 47 (0.96%) MBA
16 45 (0.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 38 (0.77%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
18 35 (0.71%) HND
19 33 (0.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 533 (10.86%) QA
2 351 (7.15%) SLA
3 109 (2.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 78 (1.59%) ISO 9001
5 47 (0.96%) ISO 14001
6 23 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 18 (0.37%) PCI DSS
7 18 (0.37%) COBIT
8 17 (0.35%) Data Quality
9 11 (0.22%) COSO
10 10 (0.20%) ISO 9000
11 5 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 17799
12 4 (0.082%) Solvency II
13 3 (0.061%) HL7
13 3 (0.061%) P3O
14 2 (0.041%) BS7799
14 2 (0.041%) Basel II
14 2 (0.041%) DO-178B
14 2 (0.041%) HIPAA
15 1 (0.020%) TickIT
System Software
1 201 (4.10%) VMware Infrastructure
2 200 (4.08%) Active Directory
3 54 (1.10%) VMware ESX
4 53 (1.08%) Hyper-V
5 26 (0.53%) vSphere
5 26 (0.53%) XenApp
5 26 (0.53%) Oracle RAC
6 25 (0.51%) XenServer
7 23 (0.47%) Oracle RMAN
8 15 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
9 14 (0.29%) VMware Server
10 12 (0.24%) Varnish
11 10 (0.20%) Terminal Services
11 10 (0.20%) vCloud
12 8 (0.16%) Samba
13 7 (0.14%) KVM
13 7 (0.14%) XenDesktop
14 6 (0.12%) Microsoft App-V
15 4 (0.082%) NDS
15 4 (0.082%) Xen
Systems Management
1 60 (1.22%) Opscode Chef
2 53 (1.08%) Puppet
3 50 (1.02%) HP Quality Center
4 41 (0.84%) SCCM
5 38 (0.77%) Tivoli
6 29 (0.59%) Nagios
7 27 (0.55%) Data Guard
8 23 (0.47%) SCOM
9 22 (0.45%) Opsview
10 20 (0.41%) EMC NetWorker
11 19 (0.39%) Tivoli Monitoring
11 19 (0.39%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 13 (0.26%) Norton AntiVirus
13 12 (0.24%) Vagrant
14 11 (0.22%) collectd
14 11 (0.22%) Ansible
15 7 (0.14%) NetBackup
16 4 (0.082%) Backup Exec
16 4 (0.082%) Nessus
16 4 (0.082%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 871 (17.75%) Microsoft
2 461 (9.40%) Oracle
3 297 (6.05%) SAP
4 265 (5.40%) VMware
5 137 (2.79%) IBM
6 124 (2.53%) Cisco
7 120 (2.45%) HP
8 108 (2.20%) Citrix
9 79 (1.61%) Red Hat
10 73 (1.49%) RedPrairie
11 69 (1.41%) Endeca
12 58 (1.18%) Adobe
13 47 (0.96%) Google
14 46 (0.94%) Business Objects
15 41 (0.84%) Twitter
15 41 (0.84%) NetApp
16 40 (0.82%) Cognos
17 38 (0.77%) PeopleSoft
18 35 (0.71%) JBoss
19 33 (0.67%) CheckPoint
Scotland
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £52000 per annum + Training / Career progression
Posted: 49 minutes ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Resource Management
Salary: £65150 - £68000 per annum + car & bonus
Posted: 1 hour ago
Kent
Salt
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Resource Management
Salary: £23500 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
UK
Aston Carter
Salary: £40000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Think IT Recruitment
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 2 hours ago
Lichfield, Staffordshire
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Salary: £40 - £45 per annum + Negotiable
Posted: 15 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Salary: £40 - £45 per annum + Negotiable
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + £5k car, 10% + benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Stott & May
Salary: £50000 - £55000 Per Annum Excellent
Posted: 18 hours ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Streamline Connections
Salary: £50000 - £51000 per annum + 10% Bonus
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
Apollo Solutions
Salary: £46000 - £57000 per annum + excellent benefits package
Posted: 20 hours ago
Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £40k - 50k per year
Posted: 20 hours ago
South West London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 to £50000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Bath, Avon
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £20000.00 - £21000.00 per annum + benefits package
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
MBA Ltd
Salary: Market Rates
Posted: 21 hours ago
South West London
The People Network
Salary: £37000 - £55000 per annum + Flexible Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago