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 1 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Continual Improvement
Rank 123 147 164
Rank change year-on-year
+24 +17
Permanent jobs citing Continuous Improvement 2630 2351 1950
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.38% 1.96% 1.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.82% 2.37% 2.20%
Number of salaries quoted 1876 1676 1415
Average salary £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.00% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,200 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £43,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.65% +7.50%

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
93348 99216 88705
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 84.48% 82.71% 80.79%
Number of salaries quoted 76240 80334 73064
Average salary £50,000 £48,500 £45,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.09% +6.59%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +6.25%

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 1 July 2015 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 1 July 2015. 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 +23 2398 £49,750 -0.50% 355
London +25 844 £55,000 - 100
South East +15 449 £51,500 +14.44% 81
North West +65 244 £42,500 +8.28% 35
Yorkshire +55 232 £45,000 +20.00% 18
West Yorkshire +61 180 £45,000 +12.50% 13
East Midlands +13 180 £42,500 +3.65% 17
Manchester +70 167 £40,000 +5.26% 21
City of London +2 159 £62,500 +19.04% 33
East of England -7 158 £47,500 +0.52% 25
South West -11 144 £46,377 +9.12% 44
West Midlands +17 142 £45,000 -5.26% 27
Berkshire +32 141 £55,000 - 11
Leeds +66 132 £45,000 +12.50% 10
Surrey +30 112 £45,000 +20.00% 5
Scotland -8 102 £45,000 -5.26% 13
Northamptonshire +7 63 £42,500 +13.33% 5
Wales +29 57 £45,000 -5.26% 3
Birmingham +17 57 £42,500 -26.08% 8
South Wales +28 53 £45,000 -10.00% 2
Northampton +15 52 £44,438 +18.50% 4
Nottinghamshire +10 52 £50,000 +10.74% 7
Nottingham +3 50 £50,000 +10.74% 6
Glasgow +2 48 £40,500 -14.73% 4
Cardiff +16 46 £45,000 -3.22% 2
Reading 0 45 £55,000 +37.50% 7
Oxfordshire +27 44 £55,000 +12.24% 23
Hampshire -47 43 £45,000 +5.88% 10
Cambridgeshire -13 42 £47,500 +13.09% 5
Edinburgh -4 38 £45,000 -5.26% 7

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, 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 1650 (30.65%) Finance
2 1608 (29.87%) Agile Software Development
3 1024 (19.02%) Project Management
4 1002 (18.61%) Degree
5 967 (17.96%) ITIL
6 892 (16.57%) SQL
7 763 (14.17%) Microsoft
8 719 (13.36%) Analytical Skills
9 692 (12.86%) Java
10 664 (12.34%) Service Delivery
11 649 (12.06%) Scrum
12 623 (11.57%) QA
13 579 (10.76%) Stakeholder Management
14 568 (10.55%) MS Excel
15 565 (10.50%) JavaScript
16 539 (10.01%) .NET
17 535 (9.94%) Service Management
17 535 (9.94%) SDLC
18 519 (9.64%) Oracle
19 515 (9.57%) HTML
19 515 (9.57%) C#
19 515 (9.57%) Windows
20 507 (9.42%) SQL Server
21 497 (9.23%) Mentoring
22 496 (9.21%) TDD
23 495 (9.20%) PRINCE2
24 438 (8.14%) Change Management
25 429 (7.97%) Coaching
26 422 (7.84%) Retail
27 394 (7.32%) Linux

Continuous Improvement
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, 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
1 138 (2.56%) SharePoint
2 122 (2.27%) Node.js
3 104 (1.93%) IIS
4 88 (1.63%) Apache
5 87 (1.62%) MS Exchange
6 76 (1.41%) Tomcat
7 74 (1.37%) WebSphere
8 66 (1.23%) Apache Solr
9 58 (1.08%) Confluence
10 54 (1.00%) CMS
11 43 (0.80%) Elasticsearch
12 40 (0.74%) Lync
13 38 (0.71%) nginx
13 38 (0.71%) SAS
14 37 (0.69%) WebLogic
15 36 (0.67%) Oracle Workflow
16 34 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2010
17 25 (0.46%) Drupal
18 23 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2007
18 23 (0.43%) JBoss
Applications
1 568 (10.55%) MS Excel
2 233 (4.33%) MS Office
3 188 (3.49%) MS PowerPoint
4 138 (2.56%) MS Visio
5 124 (2.30%) MS Project
6 15 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
7 12 (0.22%) Photoshop
8 6 (0.11%) SPSS
8 6 (0.11%) Mingle
9 5 (0.093%) InfoPath
10 4 (0.074%) FastStats
11 3 (0.056%) Adobe Captivate
11 3 (0.056%) RoboHelp
11 3 (0.056%) Fireworks
11 3 (0.056%) SOLIDWORKS
12 2 (0.037%) AutoCAD
12 2 (0.037%) Siemens NX
13 1 (0.019%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 1 (0.019%) GNU Octave
13 1 (0.019%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 63 (1.17%) SAP FI
2 62 (1.15%) SAP FI/CO
2 62 (1.15%) SAP CO
3 54 (1.00%) Oracle EBS
4 49 (0.91%) Dynamics CRM
5 40 (0.74%) Oracle Applications
6 35 (0.65%) Oracle EBS R12
7 32 (0.59%) Oracle Payables
8 30 (0.56%) Oracle General Ledger
9 28 (0.52%) SAP SCM
10 24 (0.45%) Oracle Receivables
10 24 (0.45%) SAP MM
11 23 (0.43%) Oracle ERP
11 23 (0.43%) SAP PS
12 22 (0.41%) Primavera
13 18 (0.33%) SAP SD
14 16 (0.30%) Summit
15 15 (0.28%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
15 15 (0.28%) SAP HCM
15 15 (0.28%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 124 (2.30%) SaaS
2 122 (2.27%) Amazon AWS
3 82 (1.52%) Microsoft Azure
4 71 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
5 57 (1.06%) GitHub
6 31 (0.58%) Office 365
7 26 (0.48%) IaaS
8 23 (0.43%) PaaS
9 21 (0.39%) Amazon EC2
10 14 (0.26%) Amazon S3
11 10 (0.19%) AWS OpsWorks
12 9 (0.17%) Force.com
12 9 (0.17%) Taleo
12 9 (0.17%) Route 53
12 9 (0.17%) Amazon ELB
13 8 (0.15%) SuccessFactors
13 8 (0.15%) Yammer
13 8 (0.15%) Google Analytics
14 6 (0.11%) Boomi
14 6 (0.11%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 136 (2.53%) Internet
2 126 (2.34%) Firewall
3 112 (2.08%) TCP/IP
4 109 (2.02%) SAN
5 96 (1.78%) HTTP
6 83 (1.54%) WAN
7 80 (1.49%) LAN
8 69 (1.28%) DNS
9 66 (1.23%) MPLS
10 62 (1.15%) VPN
11 59 (1.10%) VoIP
12 49 (0.91%) Wireless
13 45 (0.84%) DHCP
14 43 (0.80%) Network Security
15 41 (0.76%) SSL
16 35 (0.65%) FTP
17 32 (0.59%) Unified Communications
18 30 (0.56%) LDAP
18 30 (0.56%) Intranet
19 27 (0.50%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 507 (9.42%) SQL Server
2 185 (3.44%) MySQL
3 184 (3.42%) MongoDB
4 162 (3.01%) Relational Database
5 148 (2.75%) Data Warehouse
6 122 (2.27%) Oracle Database
7 112 (2.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 109 (2.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 105 (1.95%) SQL Server 2008
10 80 (1.49%) NoSQL
11 66 (1.23%) Big Data
12 65 (1.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 62 (1.15%) RDBMS
14 60 (1.11%) Oracle Reports
15 57 (1.06%) SQL Server 2005
16 49 (0.91%) Oracle BI EE
17 46 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
18 43 (0.80%) Oracle Database 11g
19 35 (0.65%) PostgreSQL
20 34 (0.63%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 234 (4.35%) Git (software)
2 199 (3.70%) Selenium
3 153 (2.84%) JIRA
4 136 (2.53%) Jenkins
5 123 (2.28%) Cucumber
6 117 (2.17%) Visual Studio
7 108 (2.01%) Team Foundation Server
8 102 (1.89%) JUnit
8 102 (1.89%) Maven
9 92 (1.71%) Subversion
10 82 (1.52%) NUnit
11 79 (1.47%) TeamCity
12 66 (1.23%) WebDriver
13 51 (0.95%) Hudson
14 50 (0.93%) HP UFT
15 47 (0.87%) Oracle Forms
16 37 (0.69%) Jasmine
17 35 (0.65%) SoapUI
18 32 (0.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 29 (0.54%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 1650 (30.65%) Finance
2 422 (7.84%) Retail
3 316 (5.87%) Telecoms
3 316 (5.87%) Banking
4 271 (5.03%) Marketing
5 175 (3.25%) Manufacturing
6 166 (3.08%) Legal
7 126 (2.34%) Back Office
8 124 (2.30%) Games
9 110 (2.04%) Law
10 101 (1.88%) Publishing
11 94 (1.75%) Advertising
12 65 (1.21%) Automotive
13 63 (1.17%) Billing
14 55 (1.02%) Pharmaceutical
15 53 (0.98%) Financial Institution
16 52 (0.97%) Electronics
17 46 (0.85%) Military
18 38 (0.71%) Investment Banking
19 34 (0.63%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 910 (16.91%) Analyst
2 784 (14.56%) Developer
3 376 (6.98%) Project Manager
4 344 (6.39%) Service Manager
5 315 (5.85%) Business Analyst
6 232 (4.31%) Architect
7 231 (4.29%) Senior Developer
8 189 (3.51%) Delivery Manager
9 175 (3.25%) Software Engineer
10 158 (2.94%) Java Developer
11 144 (2.68%) Senior Analyst
12 127 (2.36%) Solutions Architect
13 126 (2.34%) Support Analyst
14 120 (2.23%) Consultant
15 117 (2.17%) .NET Developer
16 110 (2.04%) Programme Manager
17 107 (1.99%) Senior Manager
18 106 (1.97%) Services Delivery Manager
19 105 (1.95%) Team Leader
20 104 (1.93%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 539 (10.01%) .NET
2 515 (9.57%) HTML
3 383 (7.11%) CSS
4 365 (6.78%) Web Services
5 313 (5.81%) XML
6 227 (4.22%) ASP.NET
7 225 (4.18%) HTML5
8 214 (3.98%) Spring
9 191 (3.55%) jQuery
10 184 (3.42%) REST
11 140 (2.60%) CSS3
12 134 (2.49%) AngularJS
13 130 (2.42%) SOAP
14 124 (2.30%) JSON
15 119 (2.21%) J2EE
16 117 (2.17%) ASP.NET MVC
17 105 (1.95%) Hibernate
18 99 (1.84%) .NET Framework
19 89 (1.65%) RESTful
20 86 (1.60%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 719 (13.36%) Analytical Skills
2 388 (7.21%) Management Information System
3 328 (6.09%) Computer Science
4 204 (3.79%) Data Centre
5 169 (3.14%) User Experience
6 119 (2.21%) Mobile App
7 109 (2.02%) PMI
8 94 (1.75%) Visualisation
9 74 (1.37%) FMCG
10 70 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
10 70 (1.30%) Blackberry
11 67 (1.24%) NHS
12 66 (1.23%) Data Structures
12 66 (1.23%) Social Media
13 57 (1.06%) Mainframe
14 47 (0.87%) PKI
15 45 (0.84%) Clustering
16 44 (0.82%) BBC
17 42 (0.78%) Online Games
18 41 (0.76%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 515 (9.57%) Windows
2 394 (7.32%) Linux
3 247 (4.59%) UNIX
4 104 (1.93%) Apple iOS
5 98 (1.82%) Android
6 89 (1.65%) Windows Server 2008
7 72 (1.34%) Windows 7
8 58 (1.08%) Windows Server 2012
9 49 (0.91%) Windows Server 2003
10 33 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 32 (0.59%) Windows 8
12 31 (0.58%) Solaris
13 27 (0.50%) Debian
14 24 (0.45%) Windows XP
14 24 (0.45%) CentOS
15 20 (0.37%) Ubuntu
16 16 (0.30%) Mac OS X
16 16 (0.30%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
17 15 (0.28%) AIX
18 14 (0.26%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1608 (29.87%) Agile Software Development
2 1024 (19.02%) Project Management
3 967 (17.96%) ITIL
4 664 (12.34%) Service Delivery
5 649 (12.06%) Scrum
6 579 (10.76%) Stakeholder Management
7 535 (9.94%) Service Management
7 535 (9.94%) SDLC
8 497 (9.23%) Mentoring
9 496 (9.21%) TDD
10 495 (9.20%) PRINCE2
11 438 (8.14%) Change Management
12 429 (7.97%) Coaching
13 387 (7.19%) Software Engineering
14 384 (7.13%) Continuous Integration
15 371 (6.89%) E-Commerce
16 367 (6.82%) Line Management
17 361 (6.71%) Business Analysis
18 324 (6.02%) Business Intelligence
19 302 (5.61%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 892 (16.57%) SQL
2 692 (12.86%) Java
3 565 (10.50%) JavaScript
4 515 (9.57%) C#
5 197 (3.66%) C++
6 164 (3.05%) T-SQL
7 159 (2.95%) Ruby
8 155 (2.88%) Python
9 136 (2.53%) C
10 113 (2.10%) PHP
11 107 (1.99%) PL/SQL
11 107 (1.99%) Perl
12 68 (1.26%) Groovy
13 61 (1.13%) Shell Script
14 57 (1.06%) PowerShell
15 55 (1.02%) Bash Shell
15 55 (1.02%) VB
16 51 (0.95%) VB.NET
17 48 (0.89%) Scala
18 43 (0.80%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 1002 (18.61%) Degree
2 217 (4.03%) ISEB
3 205 (3.81%) ITIL Certification
4 195 (3.62%) PMI Certification
5 160 (2.97%) Security Cleared
6 144 (2.68%) ISTQB
7 116 (2.15%) Microsoft Certification
8 113 (2.10%) SC Cleared
9 109 (2.02%) PMP
10 88 (1.63%) Cisco Certification
11 85 (1.58%) Six Sigma Green Belt
12 81 (1.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 71 (1.32%) MCSE
14 70 (1.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 69 (1.28%) CISSP
16 56 (1.04%) DV Cleared
17 52 (0.97%) CISM
18 49 (0.91%) CCNA
19 47 (0.87%) CISA
20 46 (0.85%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 623 (11.57%) QA
2 323 (6.00%) SLA
3 164 (3.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 82 (1.52%) ISO 9001
5 46 (0.85%) ISO 14001
6 37 (0.69%) PCI DSS
7 34 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 30 (0.56%) ISO 9000
9 22 (0.41%) COBIT
9 22 (0.41%) P3O
10 11 (0.20%) Data Quality
11 8 (0.15%) Basel II
12 7 (0.13%) PMBOK
13 6 (0.11%) WCAG
14 3 (0.056%) TickIT
15 2 (0.037%) Val IT
15 2 (0.037%) COSO
16 1 (0.019%) Solvency II
16 1 (0.019%) JTAG
16 1 (0.019%) GxP
System Software
1 210 (3.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 149 (2.77%) Active Directory
3 67 (1.24%) Hyper-V
4 36 (0.67%) vSphere
5 23 (0.43%) XenApp
5 23 (0.43%) Microsoft App-V
6 21 (0.39%) Oracle RAC
7 16 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
8 15 (0.28%) Docker
9 13 (0.24%) Varnish
10 12 (0.22%) vCloud
10 12 (0.22%) XenDesktop
11 9 (0.17%) XenServer
12 8 (0.15%) Firmware
13 7 (0.13%) VMware ESX
13 7 (0.13%) NFS
14 5 (0.093%) Forefront TMG
14 5 (0.093%) VMware Workstation
15 4 (0.074%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 4 (0.074%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 84 (1.56%) Puppet
2 66 (1.23%) HP Quality Center
3 61 (1.13%) SCCM
4 59 (1.10%) Opscode Chef
5 30 (0.56%) SCOM
6 29 (0.54%) Vagrant
7 23 (0.43%) Ansible
8 18 (0.33%) Nagios
9 15 (0.28%) Data Guard
10 11 (0.20%) Graphite
11 9 (0.17%) Kibana
11 9 (0.17%) Control-M
11 9 (0.17%) Tivoli
11 9 (0.17%) Oracle RMAN
12 8 (0.15%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 8 (0.15%) ZABBIX
12 8 (0.15%) logstash
13 6 (0.11%) SCOrch
13 6 (0.11%) Red Hat Spacewalk
13 6 (0.11%) WSUS
Vendors
1 763 (14.17%) Microsoft
2 519 (9.64%) Oracle
3 288 (5.35%) SAP
4 250 (4.64%) VMware
5 150 (2.79%) Cisco
6 125 (2.32%) HP
7 98 (1.82%) Citrix
8 92 (1.71%) IBM
9 91 (1.69%) Salesforce.com
10 69 (1.28%) Business Objects
11 43 (0.80%) Red Hat
12 37 (0.69%) NetApp
13 35 (0.65%) Informatica
13 35 (0.65%) Google
14 34 (0.63%) ServiceNow
15 32 (0.59%) Adobe
16 29 (0.54%) 3PAR
17 25 (0.46%) Computacenter
17 25 (0.46%) Juniper
17 25 (0.46%) TIBCO
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Emponics Limited
Salary: £neg+ bonus Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
RM Education
Salary: bonus & benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
HP Group
Salary: Up to £75,000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Auburn Rose
Salary: From £50,000 to £80,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Warwickshire
X4 Group
Salary: £35k - 45k per year + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Aldershot, Hampshire
Resourcing People Ltd.
Salary: From £50,000 to £70,000 per annum plus excellent benefits package
Posted: 13 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Head Resourcing
Salary: £33000 - £48000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
West London
OpenBet Technology
Salary: Unspecified -Competitive salary and company benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £20000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £70000 - £75000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Cheadle, Cheshire
DCS Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £50000 Per Annum Excellent benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Corriculo
Salary: From £40,000 to £65,000 per annum + 10% Bonus, 25 Days Hols & Ski Trip
Posted: 13 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Posted: 14 hours ago
Tadley, Hampshire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + bonus + car/allowance
Posted: 14 hours ago
Midlands
Damia Group LTD
Salary: great benefits and bonus
Posted: 15 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Coal IT Services
Salary: Unspecified Excellent Package
Posted: 15 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
Eligo Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £48000 - £55000 per annum + Full Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago