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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Continual Improvement
Rank 135 151 167
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +16
Permanent jobs citing Continuous Improvement 2432 2095 1959
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.17% 1.91% 1.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.64% 2.34% 2.13%
Number of salaries quoted 1655 1500 1430
Average salary £50,000 £48,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £75,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

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
92095 89576 91817
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 82.23% 81.81% 79.51%
Number of salaries quoted 75962 71840 78174
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 19 December 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 19 December 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 +16 2232 £50,000 - 288
London +6 803 £55,000 -4.34% 79
South East +51 526 £49,000 +4.87% 87
Yorkshire +18 201 £45,000 +7.14% 16
East of England +6 193 £47,500 +11.76% 15
City of London +32 174 £55,000 -4.34% 26
Berkshire +67 159 £55,000 +10.00% 9
West Yorkshire +18 152 £45,000 +7.14% 14
South West -6 138 £42,400 -12.57% 31
Scotland +22 122 £45,000 +5.88% 15
West Midlands -12 122 £42,500 +1.19% 25
North West +21 116 £42,750 -0.58% 17
Hampshire +39 110 £45,000 +12.50% 16
East Midlands +34 107 £45,000 - 16
Leeds +27 98 £45,000 -3.74% 8
Surrey -2 93 £53,000 +20.45% 7
Reading +46 87 £60,000 +41.17% 2
Edinburgh +16 70 £45,000 +25.00% 5
Cambridgeshire -3 63 £48,000 - 8
Hertfordshire +17 61 £47,500 +31.94% 2
Manchester -14 57 £43,000 -4.44% 6
Birmingham +6 48 £41,500 +3.75% 6
Buckinghamshire +7 41 £42,500 +6.25% 6
Wiltshire +17 39 £41,500 -23.50% 4
Cheshire +16 39 £45,000 +28.57% 6
Bristol -12 39 £40,500 -22.11% 6
Glasgow +22 36 £42,500 -5.55% 1
Essex +15 36 £47,500 -15.92% 2
Kent -5 35 £41,680 -16.64% 4
Swindon +28 34 £43,500 -20.54% 1

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 1445 (28.91%) Agile Software Development
2 1414 (28.29%) Finance
3 983 (19.67%) Project Management
4 928 (18.57%) Degree
5 866 (17.33%) ITIL
6 758 (15.17%) Microsoft
7 688 (13.77%) SQL
8 635 (12.71%) Analytical Skills
9 619 (12.38%) Java
10 604 (12.08%) QA
11 603 (12.06%) Scrum
12 592 (11.84%) C#
13 580 (11.60%) SQL Server
14 576 (11.52%) MS Excel
15 566 (11.32%) Windows
16 551 (11.02%) Service Delivery
17 542 (10.84%) Change Management
18 538 (10.76%) .NET
19 499 (9.98%) PRINCE2
20 497 (9.94%) JavaScript
21 488 (9.76%) TDD
22 473 (9.46%) Service Management
23 450 (9.00%) HTML
24 449 (8.98%) Retail
25 436 (8.72%) Stakeholder Management
26 432 (8.64%) Coaching
27 427 (8.54%) Mentoring
28 412 (8.24%) E-Commerce
29 400 (8.00%) Linux
30 392 (7.84%) Oracle

Continuous Improvement
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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
1 218 (4.36%) SharePoint
2 201 (4.02%) IIS
3 121 (2.42%) Apache
4 99 (1.98%) nginx
5 97 (1.94%) Confluence
6 90 (1.80%) Tomcat
7 85 (1.70%) CMS
8 69 (1.38%) WebSphere
9 68 (1.36%) Apache Solr
9 68 (1.36%) MS Exchange
10 64 (1.28%) Node.js
11 48 (0.96%) SAS
12 47 (0.94%) Lync
13 35 (0.70%) SharePoint 2013
14 34 (0.68%) JBoss
15 33 (0.66%) SharePoint 2010
16 31 (0.62%) WebSphere Application Server
17 28 (0.56%) WebLogic
18 26 (0.52%) BizTalk Server
19 21 (0.42%) CICS
Applications
1 576 (11.52%) MS Excel
2 276 (5.52%) MS Office
3 120 (2.40%) MS Project
4 83 (1.66%) MS PowerPoint
5 82 (1.64%) MS Visio
6 35 (0.70%) Photoshop
7 26 (0.52%) Adobe Illustrator
8 24 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
9 17 (0.34%) InfoPath
10 10 (0.20%) SPSS
11 4 (0.080%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 2 (0.040%) Maya
12 2 (0.040%) 3ds Max
13 1 (0.020%) CorelDRAW
13 1 (0.020%) Fireworks
13 1 (0.020%) Revit
13 1 (0.020%) FastStats
13 1 (0.020%) Mingle
13 1 (0.020%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 67 (1.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 35 (0.70%) SAP SCM
3 30 (0.60%) SAP FI
4 29 (0.58%) SAP FI/CO
4 29 (0.58%) SAP CO
5 27 (0.54%) Google Analytics
6 24 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
7 22 (0.44%) Oracle EBS
8 21 (0.42%) SAP MM
9 18 (0.36%) Sophis RISQUE
10 17 (0.34%) Oracle General Ledger
11 16 (0.32%) Oracle EBS R12
11 16 (0.32%) Oracle Payables
11 16 (0.32%) Oracle Applications
12 15 (0.30%) Magento
13 13 (0.26%) Hyperion Planning
13 13 (0.26%) HFM
14 11 (0.22%) Agresso
14 11 (0.22%) SAP SD
15 9 (0.18%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 95 (1.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 94 (1.88%) SaaS
3 86 (1.72%) GitHub
4 62 (1.24%) Amazon AWS
5 47 (0.94%) Cloud Computing
6 20 (0.40%) IaaS
7 16 (0.32%) PaaS
8 13 (0.26%) Taleo
9 9 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
10 8 (0.16%) Amazon S3
11 6 (0.12%) Google Apps
11 6 (0.12%) Office 365
12 2 (0.040%) Force.com
13 1 (0.020%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 139 (2.78%) Internet
2 133 (2.66%) TCP/IP
3 120 (2.40%) Firewall
4 119 (2.38%) SAN
5 105 (2.10%) DNS
6 95 (1.90%) HTTP
7 93 (1.86%) WAN
8 91 (1.82%) LAN
9 82 (1.64%) Wireless
10 73 (1.46%) VPN
11 43 (0.86%) MPLS
11 43 (0.86%) Intranet
12 42 (0.84%) DHCP
13 33 (0.66%) Cisco ASA
14 32 (0.64%) Unified Communications
15 28 (0.56%) Radio Access Network
16 26 (0.52%) SSL
17 25 (0.50%) LDAP
17 25 (0.50%) Network Security
18 24 (0.48%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 580 (11.60%) SQL Server
2 175 (3.50%) Relational Database
3 148 (2.96%) MySQL
4 130 (2.60%) Data Warehouse
5 112 (2.24%) MongoDB
6 96 (1.92%) SQL Server 2008
6 96 (1.92%) RDBMS
7 81 (1.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 79 (1.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 74 (1.48%) Big Data
10 72 (1.44%) NoSQL
11 67 (1.34%) Oracle Database
12 61 (1.22%) RavenDB
13 60 (1.20%) SQL Server 2012
14 55 (1.10%) DB2
15 49 (0.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 48 (0.96%) SQL Server 2005
17 44 (0.88%) Oracle Reports
18 42 (0.84%) Oracle Database 10g
19 35 (0.70%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 322 (6.44%) Git (software)
2 194 (3.88%) Selenium
3 185 (3.70%) TeamCity
4 180 (3.60%) Cucumber
5 151 (3.02%) JIRA
6 143 (2.86%) Jenkins
7 125 (2.50%) NUnit
7 125 (2.50%) Subversion
8 111 (2.22%) Visual Studio
8 111 (2.22%) Rhino Mocks
9 105 (2.10%) Team Foundation Server
10 74 (1.48%) WebDriver
10 74 (1.48%) Maven
11 72 (1.44%) ReSharper
12 71 (1.42%) WATIR
13 62 (1.24%) Moq
13 62 (1.24%) Hudson
14 61 (1.22%) NCrunch
15 55 (1.10%) SpecFlow
16 46 (0.92%) Jasmine
General
1 1414 (28.29%) Finance
2 449 (8.98%) Retail
3 353 (7.06%) Telecoms
4 338 (6.76%) Banking
5 249 (4.98%) Marketing
6 220 (4.40%) Back Office
7 192 (3.84%) Legal
8 177 (3.54%) Manufacturing
9 109 (2.18%) Law
10 106 (2.12%) Publishing
11 81 (1.62%) Advertising
12 72 (1.44%) Billing
13 65 (1.30%) Games
14 56 (1.12%) Automotive
15 47 (0.94%) Electronics
16 42 (0.84%) Retail Banking
17 39 (0.78%) Local Government
18 37 (0.74%) Front Office
19 35 (0.70%) French Language
20 34 (0.68%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 877 (17.55%) Analyst
2 805 (16.11%) Developer
3 346 (6.92%) Project Manager
4 280 (5.60%) Service Manager
5 276 (5.52%) Business Analyst
6 217 (4.34%) Architect
7 147 (2.94%) Team Leader
8 135 (2.70%) Senior Developer
9 134 (2.68%) .NET Developer
10 133 (2.66%) Delivery Manager
11 127 (2.54%) Java Developer
12 125 (2.50%) Consultant
13 119 (2.38%) Support Analyst
14 115 (2.30%) Tester
15 113 (2.26%) Business Manager
16 108 (2.16%) Solutions Architect
17 107 (2.14%) Test Analyst
18 97 (1.94%) Applications Support
19 92 (1.84%) Development Manager
20 89 (1.78%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 538 (10.76%) .NET
2 450 (9.00%) HTML
3 348 (6.96%) CSS
4 329 (6.58%) ASP.NET
5 323 (6.46%) XML
6 247 (4.94%) jQuery
7 214 (4.28%) Web Services
8 204 (4.08%) ASP.NET MVC
9 165 (3.30%) REST
10 162 (3.24%) HTML5
11 134 (2.68%) .NET Framework
12 131 (2.62%) Spring
13 121 (2.42%) NHibernate
14 112 (2.24%) StructureMap
15 98 (1.96%) AngularJS
16 88 (1.76%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 88 (1.76%) SOAP
17 82 (1.64%) MSMQ
18 79 (1.58%) ASP.NET Web Forms
19 77 (1.54%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 635 (12.71%) Analytical Skills
2 338 (6.76%) Management Information System
3 258 (5.16%) User Experience
4 209 (4.18%) Computer Science
5 180 (3.60%) Open Source
6 133 (2.66%) Mobile App
7 82 (1.64%) PMI
8 81 (1.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 70 (1.40%) Derivative
10 65 (1.30%) Blackberry
11 62 (1.24%) Replication
12 58 (1.16%) Statistics
12 58 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
13 57 (1.14%) Digital Media
14 51 (1.02%) Data Integration
15 48 (0.96%) Mainframe
16 47 (0.94%) Social Media
17 43 (0.86%) Mathematics
18 40 (0.80%) Blog
19 32 (0.64%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 566 (11.32%) Windows
2 400 (8.00%) Linux
3 277 (5.54%) UNIX
4 110 (2.20%) Windows Server 2008
5 97 (1.94%) Windows 7
6 59 (1.18%) Windows Server 2003
7 52 (1.04%) Debian
8 49 (0.98%) Windows Server 2012
8 49 (0.98%) Android
9 48 (0.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 45 (0.90%) Apple iOS
11 35 (0.70%) AIX
12 29 (0.58%) Windows 8
13 26 (0.52%) Windows XP
14 21 (0.42%) CentOS
15 20 (0.40%) Solaris
16 19 (0.38%) Ubuntu
17 13 (0.26%) Mac OS X
18 9 (0.18%) zOS
19 6 (0.12%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 1445 (28.91%) Agile Software Development
2 983 (19.67%) Project Management
3 866 (17.33%) ITIL
4 603 (12.06%) Scrum
5 551 (11.02%) Service Delivery
6 542 (10.84%) Change Management
7 499 (9.98%) PRINCE2
8 488 (9.76%) TDD
9 473 (9.46%) Service Management
10 436 (8.72%) Stakeholder Management
11 432 (8.64%) Coaching
12 427 (8.54%) Mentoring
13 412 (8.24%) E-Commerce
14 389 (7.78%) OO
15 341 (6.82%) Line Management
16 323 (6.46%) MVC
17 322 (6.44%) BDD
18 320 (6.40%) Continuous Integration
19 301 (6.02%) Business Intelligence
20 291 (5.82%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 688 (13.77%) SQL
2 619 (12.38%) Java
3 592 (11.84%) C#
4 497 (9.94%) JavaScript
5 254 (5.08%) Ruby
6 160 (3.20%) PHP
7 136 (2.72%) C++
7 136 (2.72%) Python
8 122 (2.44%) T-SQL
9 110 (2.20%) Perl
10 108 (2.16%) C
11 101 (2.02%) VB.NET
12 83 (1.66%) PowerShell
13 60 (1.20%) Shell Script
14 54 (1.08%) PL/SQL
15 38 (0.76%) Groovy
16 28 (0.56%) Bash Shell
16 28 (0.56%) VB
17 23 (0.46%) VBScript
17 23 (0.46%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 928 (18.57%) Degree
2 188 (3.76%) PMI Certification
3 157 (3.14%) Security Cleared
4 151 (3.02%) ISEB
5 121 (2.42%) Microsoft Certification
6 119 (2.38%) PMP
7 101 (2.02%) SC Cleared
8 89 (1.78%) ITIL Certification
9 83 (1.66%) Six Sigma Green Belt
10 82 (1.64%) Six Sigma Black Belt
11 79 (1.58%) Cisco Certification
12 75 (1.50%) CISSP
13 73 (1.46%) ISTQB
14 62 (1.24%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 57 (1.14%) CCNA
16 52 (1.04%) CISA
17 49 (0.98%) MCSE
18 47 (0.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
19 45 (0.90%) MBA
20 43 (0.86%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 604 (12.08%) QA
2 335 (6.70%) SLA
3 143 (2.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 81 (1.62%) ISO 9001
5 61 (1.22%) ISO 14001
6 29 (0.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 28 (0.56%) ISO 9000
8 25 (0.50%) PCI DSS
9 20 (0.40%) Data Quality
10 14 (0.28%) COBIT
11 12 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 17799
12 8 (0.16%) COSO
13 6 (0.12%) P3O
14 5 (0.10%) Basel II
15 4 (0.080%) BS7799
16 3 (0.060%) GAAP
17 2 (0.040%) SNOMED CT
17 2 (0.040%) HL7
17 2 (0.040%) Solvency II
18 1 (0.020%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 176 (3.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 144 (2.88%) Active Directory
3 37 (0.74%) vSphere
4 32 (0.64%) Hyper-V
5 29 (0.58%) Firmware
6 25 (0.50%) VMware ESX
7 22 (0.44%) Oracle RAC
8 21 (0.42%) Oracle RMAN
9 19 (0.38%) XenApp
9 19 (0.38%) XenServer
10 18 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
11 16 (0.32%) Varnish
12 15 (0.30%) Microsoft App-V
13 12 (0.24%) vCloud
14 11 (0.22%) Terminal Services
15 8 (0.16%) Samba
15 8 (0.16%) XenDesktop
15 8 (0.16%) VMware Server
16 7 (0.14%) KVM
16 7 (0.14%) RACF
Systems Management
1 107 (2.14%) Opscode Chef
2 86 (1.72%) Puppet
3 47 (0.94%) HP Quality Center
4 45 (0.90%) Nagios
5 38 (0.76%) SCCM
6 31 (0.62%) Graphite
7 30 (0.60%) Opsview
7 30 (0.60%) Vagrant
8 26 (0.52%) Ansible
9 23 (0.46%) Tivoli
10 22 (0.44%) Data Guard
11 20 (0.40%) collectd
12 18 (0.36%) SCOM
13 15 (0.30%) NetBackup
14 13 (0.26%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 13 (0.26%) EMC NetWorker
15 10 (0.20%) Kibana
16 9 (0.18%) logstash
16 9 (0.18%) ZABBIX
16 9 (0.18%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 758 (15.17%) Microsoft
2 392 (7.84%) Oracle
3 246 (4.92%) SAP
4 223 (4.46%) VMware
5 149 (2.98%) Cisco
6 132 (2.64%) IBM
7 127 (2.54%) HP
8 109 (2.18%) Citrix
9 73 (1.46%) Red Hat
10 65 (1.30%) Google
11 61 (1.22%) Endeca
11 61 (1.22%) RedPrairie
12 57 (1.14%) Cognos
13 45 (0.90%) PeopleSoft
14 44 (0.88%) Adobe
14 44 (0.88%) Huawei
15 34 (0.68%) Akamai
16 30 (0.60%) Hyperion
16 30 (0.60%) CheckPoint
17 29 (0.58%) Salesforce.com
City, London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + £7,200 Car allowance +15% bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Newport, Gwent
Bluetownonline
Salary: £20k - 25k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Warminster, Wiltshire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
XCM Rock
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Slough, Berkshire
Telefonica
Posted: Yesterday
South East
Vodafone
Posted: Yesterday
Towcester, Northamptonshire
GE Energy Management
Salary: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Groveland
Salary: From £22,000 to £26,000 per annum Plus Additional Benefits and Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Blue Glue
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford, Surrey
set2recruit
Salary: From £46,000 to £60,000 per annum £46 - £60k + Bonus and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
XCM Rock
Salary: From £25,000 to £28,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
ABW Recruitment
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Morpheus Search Partners Limited
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Dunfermline, Fife
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Crewe, Cheshire
Experis IT
Salary: £30k - £40k per annum + 5% Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Loughborough, Leicestershire
ECS Recruitment Group Ltd
Salary: Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Fife
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £42000 - £47000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Dunfermline, Fife
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago