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 4 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Continual Improvement
Rank 121 137 156
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +19
Permanent jobs citing Continuous Improvement 2624 2428 2003
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.40% 2.08% 1.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.83% 2.52% 2.28%
Number of salaries quoted 1859 1704 1424
Average salary £48,750 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.63% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%

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
92664 96389 87884
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 84.86% 82.75% 81.05%
Number of salaries quoted 75930 77539 71844
Average salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% +1.05%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.65%

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 4 August 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 4 August 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 +20 2410 £50,000 +5.26% 385
London +20 880 £55,750 +1.36% 113
South East -6 441 £47,500 +5.55% 84
North West +73 268 £45,000 +6.43% 39
Yorkshire +58 237 £45,000 +28.57% 30
City of London +24 206 £60,000 +14.28% 39
Manchester +88 191 £45,000 +18.42% 26
West Yorkshire +77 183 £45,000 +20.00% 25
East of England -9 165 £47,500 +1.06% 26
East Midlands +3 143 £42,500 - 30
South West -40 140 £45,000 +5.88% 37
Leeds +63 138 £45,000 +20.00% 22
Berkshire +8 121 £50,000 -9.09% 16
West Midlands -3 120 £45,000 +5.26% 18
Surrey +26 110 £50,500 +34.66% 10
Scotland -6 104 £45,000 - 22
Glasgow +14 58 £47,000 +13.93% 7
Hampshire -40 51 £42,500 -5.55% 19
Wales +27 48 £40,000 -3.03% 2
Cambridgeshire +1 47 £52,000 +15.55% 11
South Wales +21 45 £39,674 -0.81% 2
Birmingham +3 45 £42,500 -10.52% 5
Reading +3 45 £51,250 -21.15% 7
West Sussex -3 44 £41,000 -18.81% 3
Wiltshire +15 42 £45,000 -8.16% 12
Nottinghamshire -2 42 £50,000 +22.37% 17
Oxfordshire +18 41 £55,000 +31.34% 22
Cardiff +8 41 £40,000 -5.88% 2
Bristol -13 41 £43,500 +6.09% 6
Nottingham -1 40 £50,000 +22.37% 15

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 1648 (30.88%) Finance
1 1648 (30.88%) Agile Software Development
2 1013 (18.98%) Project Management
3 1011 (18.95%) Degree
4 963 (18.05%) ITIL
5 913 (17.11%) SQL
6 736 (13.79%) Microsoft
7 720 (13.49%) Analytical Skills
8 713 (13.36%) Java
9 660 (12.37%) Scrum
10 596 (11.17%) Service Delivery
11 594 (11.13%) QA
12 566 (10.61%) Stakeholder Management
13 557 (10.44%) JavaScript
14 556 (10.42%) MS Excel
15 546 (10.23%) .NET
16 529 (9.91%) SDLC
17 520 (9.75%) TDD
18 515 (9.65%) Oracle
19 505 (9.46%) C#
20 504 (9.45%) Service Management
21 503 (9.43%) PRINCE2
22 501 (9.39%) SQL Server
23 499 (9.35%) HTML
24 498 (9.33%) Windows
25 495 (9.28%) Mentoring
26 471 (8.83%) Change Management
27 425 (7.96%) Coaching
28 423 (7.93%) Retail
29 422 (7.91%) Software Engineering

Continuous Improvement
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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
1 143 (2.68%) SharePoint
2 123 (2.31%) Node.js
3 106 (1.99%) IIS
4 82 (1.54%) Apache
5 73 (1.37%) MS Exchange
6 71 (1.33%) Tomcat
7 69 (1.29%) WebSphere
8 67 (1.26%) Apache Solr
9 59 (1.11%) CMS
10 49 (0.92%) Confluence
11 46 (0.86%) Elasticsearch
11 46 (0.86%) WebLogic
12 37 (0.69%) nginx
13 35 (0.66%) Lync
14 31 (0.58%) SAS
15 28 (0.52%) Oracle Workflow
15 28 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2010
16 22 (0.41%) JBoss
17 21 (0.39%) Drupal
18 19 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 556 (10.42%) MS Excel
2 247 (4.63%) MS Office
3 173 (3.24%) MS PowerPoint
4 140 (2.62%) MS Visio
5 124 (2.32%) MS Project
6 18 (0.34%) Photoshop
6 18 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.094%) Mingle
7 5 (0.094%) Adobe Illustrator
8 4 (0.075%) InfoPath
9 3 (0.056%) SPSS
9 3 (0.056%) RoboHelp
9 3 (0.056%) Fireworks
9 3 (0.056%) SOLIDWORKS
10 2 (0.037%) Siemens NX
10 2 (0.037%) AutoCAD
10 2 (0.037%) Adobe Captivate
10 2 (0.037%) 3ds Max
11 1 (0.019%) Adobe Premiere
11 1 (0.019%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 61 (1.14%) SAP FI
2 60 (1.12%) SAP FI/CO
2 60 (1.12%) SAP CO
3 49 (0.92%) Oracle EBS
4 39 (0.73%) Dynamics CRM
5 34 (0.64%) Oracle Applications
6 31 (0.58%) Oracle EBS R12
7 27 (0.51%) SAP SCM
8 26 (0.49%) Dynamics AX
9 24 (0.45%) Oracle Payables
9 24 (0.45%) SAP MM
10 23 (0.43%) Oracle ERP
11 22 (0.41%) Primavera
11 22 (0.41%) Oracle General Ledger
12 19 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 19 (0.36%) Oracle Receivables
13 18 (0.34%) SAP SD
14 17 (0.32%) SAP PS
15 14 (0.26%) Oracle 11i
15 14 (0.26%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 133 (2.49%) Amazon AWS
2 120 (2.25%) SaaS
3 83 (1.56%) Microsoft Azure
4 68 (1.27%) Cloud Computing
5 47 (0.88%) GitHub
6 37 (0.69%) Office 365
7 33 (0.62%) IaaS
8 24 (0.45%) PaaS
9 12 (0.22%) Route 53
9 12 (0.22%) Amazon ELB
10 11 (0.21%) Google Analytics
11 9 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
12 8 (0.15%) Force.com
13 7 (0.13%) Amazon S3
14 6 (0.11%) Yammer
14 6 (0.11%) Boomi
14 6 (0.11%) iPaaS
15 5 (0.094%) SuccessFactors
15 5 (0.094%) Google Cloud Platform
16 4 (0.075%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 140 (2.62%) Internet
2 125 (2.34%) Firewall
3 113 (2.12%) TCP/IP
4 98 (1.84%) SAN
5 92 (1.72%) HTTP
6 84 (1.57%) DNS
7 75 (1.41%) WAN
7 75 (1.41%) LAN
8 62 (1.16%) MPLS
9 59 (1.11%) VPN
10 56 (1.05%) VoIP
11 52 (0.97%) Network Security
12 49 (0.92%) Wireless
13 47 (0.88%) DHCP
14 36 (0.67%) BGP
15 35 (0.66%) SSL
16 34 (0.64%) OSPF
17 28 (0.52%) Intranet
17 28 (0.52%) Unified Communications
18 27 (0.51%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 501 (9.39%) SQL Server
2 192 (3.60%) MongoDB
3 183 (3.43%) MySQL
4 158 (2.96%) Relational Database
5 139 (2.60%) Data Warehouse
6 135 (2.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 133 (2.49%) Oracle Database
8 126 (2.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 113 (2.12%) SQL Server 2008
10 92 (1.72%) Big Data
11 75 (1.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 70 (1.31%) NoSQL
13 69 (1.29%) SQL Server 2012
14 63 (1.18%) SQL Server 2005
15 60 (1.12%) RDBMS
16 54 (1.01%) BusinessObjects
17 53 (0.99%) Oracle Reports
18 48 (0.90%) Oracle Database 11g
19 42 (0.79%) Oracle BI EE
20 41 (0.77%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 246 (4.61%) Git (software)
2 178 (3.34%) Selenium
3 154 (2.89%) JIRA
4 138 (2.59%) Team Foundation Server
5 121 (2.27%) Jenkins
6 112 (2.10%) Visual Studio
7 108 (2.02%) Cucumber
8 107 (2.01%) JUnit
9 90 (1.69%) Maven
10 82 (1.54%) Subversion
11 81 (1.52%) TeamCity
12 76 (1.42%) NUnit
13 55 (1.03%) WebDriver
14 46 (0.86%) HP UFT
15 42 (0.79%) Oracle Forms
16 41 (0.77%) Jasmine
17 37 (0.69%) Hudson
18 34 (0.64%) SoapUI
19 30 (0.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
20 27 (0.51%) TestNG
General
1 1648 (30.88%) Finance
2 423 (7.93%) Retail
3 361 (6.77%) Banking
4 293 (5.49%) Telecoms
5 271 (5.08%) Marketing
6 176 (3.30%) Legal
7 174 (3.26%) Manufacturing
8 132 (2.47%) Games
9 115 (2.16%) Back Office
10 106 (1.99%) Law
11 101 (1.89%) Publishing
12 87 (1.63%) Advertising
13 64 (1.20%) Financial Institution
14 59 (1.11%) Automotive
15 57 (1.07%) Electronics
15 57 (1.07%) Pharmaceutical
15 57 (1.07%) Billing
16 45 (0.84%) Investment Banking
16 45 (0.84%) Military
17 36 (0.67%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 877 (16.44%) Analyst
2 797 (14.94%) Developer
3 381 (7.14%) Project Manager
4 334 (6.26%) Service Manager
5 315 (5.90%) Business Analyst
6 251 (4.70%) Senior Developer
7 238 (4.46%) Architect
8 190 (3.56%) Software Engineer
9 174 (3.26%) Delivery Manager
10 158 (2.96%) Senior Analyst
11 155 (2.90%) Java Developer
12 132 (2.47%) Solutions Architect
13 127 (2.38%) Consultant
14 125 (2.34%) .NET Developer
15 117 (2.19%) Support Analyst
16 104 (1.95%) Senior Manager
17 102 (1.91%) Team Leader
18 100 (1.87%) Programme Manager
19 98 (1.84%) ScrumMaster
20 96 (1.80%) Services Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 546 (10.23%) .NET
2 499 (9.35%) HTML
3 391 (7.33%) CSS
4 387 (7.25%) Web Services
5 310 (5.81%) XML
6 237 (4.44%) ASP.NET
7 225 (4.22%) HTML5
8 214 (4.01%) Spring
9 197 (3.69%) jQuery
10 180 (3.37%) REST
11 145 (2.72%) CSS3
12 143 (2.68%) AngularJS
13 133 (2.49%) SOAP
14 122 (2.29%) ASP.NET MVC
15 117 (2.19%) J2EE
16 111 (2.08%) JSON
17 105 (1.97%) Hibernate
18 104 (1.95%) .NET Framework
19 97 (1.82%) Middleware
20 94 (1.76%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 720 (13.49%) Analytical Skills
2 380 (7.12%) Management Information System
3 337 (6.32%) Computer Science
4 206 (3.86%) Data Centre
5 177 (3.32%) User Experience
6 109 (2.04%) Visualisation
7 105 (1.97%) PMI
8 90 (1.69%) Mobile App
9 74 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
10 70 (1.31%) Data Structures
11 64 (1.20%) FMCG
12 63 (1.18%) NHS
12 63 (1.18%) Blackberry
13 62 (1.16%) Social Media
14 59 (1.11%) Mainframe
15 51 (0.96%) Mathematics
16 50 (0.94%) PKI
17 44 (0.82%) Clustering
18 43 (0.81%) Replication
18 43 (0.81%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 498 (9.33%) Windows
2 410 (7.68%) Linux
3 260 (4.87%) UNIX
4 92 (1.72%) Apple iOS
5 88 (1.65%) Windows Server 2008
6 84 (1.57%) Android
7 67 (1.26%) Windows 7
8 54 (1.01%) Windows Server 2003
9 52 (0.97%) Windows Server 2012
10 38 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 35 (0.66%) CentOS
12 29 (0.54%) Windows 8
13 28 (0.52%) Debian
14 27 (0.51%) Windows XP
15 26 (0.49%) Solaris
16 25 (0.47%) Ubuntu
17 16 (0.30%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
18 15 (0.28%) Mac OS X
18 15 (0.28%) AIX
19 11 (0.21%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1648 (30.88%) Agile Software Development
2 1013 (18.98%) Project Management
3 963 (18.05%) ITIL
4 660 (12.37%) Scrum
5 596 (11.17%) Service Delivery
6 566 (10.61%) Stakeholder Management
7 529 (9.91%) SDLC
8 520 (9.75%) TDD
9 504 (9.45%) Service Management
10 503 (9.43%) PRINCE2
11 495 (9.28%) Mentoring
12 471 (8.83%) Change Management
13 425 (7.96%) Coaching
14 422 (7.91%) Software Engineering
15 379 (7.10%) Continuous Integration
16 377 (7.07%) Line Management
17 359 (6.73%) E-Commerce
18 333 (6.24%) Business Intelligence
19 317 (5.94%) Business Analysis
20 287 (5.38%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 913 (17.11%) SQL
2 713 (13.36%) Java
3 557 (10.44%) JavaScript
4 505 (9.46%) C#
5 193 (3.62%) C++
6 188 (3.52%) Python
7 180 (3.37%) T-SQL
8 158 (2.96%) Ruby
9 150 (2.81%) C
10 134 (2.51%) PHP
11 119 (2.23%) Perl
12 111 (2.08%) PL/SQL
13 76 (1.42%) Bash Shell
14 66 (1.24%) Shell Script
15 58 (1.09%) Groovy
15 58 (1.09%) PowerShell
16 54 (1.01%) VB
17 51 (0.96%) Scala
18 49 (0.92%) VB.NET
19 47 (0.88%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 1011 (18.95%) Degree
2 197 (3.69%) PMI Certification
3 194 (3.64%) ITIL Certification
4 193 (3.62%) ISEB
5 161 (3.02%) Security Cleared
6 136 (2.55%) ISTQB
7 115 (2.16%) SC Cleared
8 113 (2.12%) PMP
9 103 (1.93%) Microsoft Certification
10 90 (1.69%) Cisco Certification
11 86 (1.61%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 73 (1.37%) Six Sigma Green Belt
13 70 (1.31%) CISSP
13 70 (1.31%) MCSE
14 62 (1.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 53 (0.99%) CCNA
15 53 (0.99%) CISM
16 49 (0.92%) DV Cleared
17 48 (0.90%) HND
18 45 (0.84%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 594 (11.13%) QA
2 283 (5.30%) SLA
3 143 (2.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 63 (1.18%) ISO 9001
5 41 (0.77%) PCI DSS
6 33 (0.62%) ISO 14001
7 32 (0.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 26 (0.49%) ISO 9000
9 25 (0.47%) P3O
10 20 (0.37%) COBIT
11 11 (0.21%) Data Quality
12 10 (0.19%) PMBOK
13 8 (0.15%) Basel II
14 7 (0.13%) TickIT
15 4 (0.075%) WCAG
16 3 (0.056%) GxP
17 2 (0.037%) ISO/IEC 20000
17 2 (0.037%) Val IT
17 2 (0.037%) COSO
18 1 (0.019%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 215 (4.03%) VMware Infrastructure
2 153 (2.87%) Active Directory
3 70 (1.31%) Hyper-V
4 32 (0.60%) vSphere
5 23 (0.43%) Docker
6 22 (0.41%) Microsoft App-V
6 22 (0.41%) Oracle RAC
7 20 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
8 18 (0.34%) XenApp
9 13 (0.24%) NFS
9 13 (0.24%) Varnish
10 10 (0.19%) Firmware
11 9 (0.17%) VMware ESX
11 9 (0.17%) XenDesktop
12 7 (0.13%) XenServer
12 7 (0.13%) HDFS
13 5 (0.094%) VMware Server
13 5 (0.094%) Forefront TMG
13 5 (0.094%) VMware Workstation
13 5 (0.094%) Squid
Systems Management
1 103 (1.93%) Puppet
2 80 (1.50%) HP Quality Center
3 59 (1.11%) Opscode Chef
4 56 (1.05%) SCCM
5 35 (0.66%) Vagrant
6 33 (0.62%) SCOM
6 33 (0.62%) Nagios
7 27 (0.51%) Ansible
8 17 (0.32%) Data Guard
9 16 (0.30%) Graphite
10 15 (0.28%) ZABBIX
11 13 (0.24%) Tivoli
12 10 (0.19%) Control-M
13 9 (0.17%) Oracle RMAN
14 8 (0.15%) logstash
14 8 (0.15%) Kibana
15 6 (0.11%) NetBackup
15 6 (0.11%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
16 5 (0.094%) TeamSite
16 5 (0.094%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 736 (13.79%) Microsoft
2 515 (9.65%) Oracle
3 327 (6.13%) SAP
4 261 (4.89%) VMware
5 148 (2.77%) Cisco
6 133 (2.49%) HP
7 94 (1.76%) IBM
8 86 (1.61%) Salesforce.com
9 83 (1.56%) Citrix
10 57 (1.07%) Red Hat
11 38 (0.71%) Google
12 35 (0.66%) ServiceNow
13 33 (0.62%) Splunk
13 33 (0.62%) NetApp
13 33 (0.62%) Informatica
14 29 (0.54%) Juniper
15 28 (0.52%) TIBCO
15 28 (0.52%) 3PAR
16 27 (0.51%) Sybase
16 27 (0.51%) Adobe
Havant, Hampshire
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Salary: Unspecified
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50000 - 80000
Posted: 3 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
FPSG Connect
Posted: 3 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: Up to £56,000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £38000.00 - £44000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Red Sofa London
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
East London
Colston Consulting
Salary: £50k - 70k per month + flexi package
Posted: 5 hours ago
East Midlands
@ITS
Salary: From £40,000 to £47,000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Ascot, Berkshire
@ITS
Salary: From £40,000 to £47,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
CPS Group UK
Salary: £45k - 55k per year + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £31000.00 - £41000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Intonera Consulting Ltd
Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £375.00 - £450.00 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
UK
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £24000 - £30000 per annum + Bomus
Posted: 7 hours ago
Middlesex
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Central London / West End
MetaPack
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 9 hours ago
Worthing, West Sussex
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + FANTASTIC BENEFITS
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Capgemini
Salary: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £35000 - £47500 per annum + FANTASTIC BENEFITS
Posted: 10 hours ago