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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Continual Improvement
Rank 132 159 177
Rank change year-on-year
+27 +18
Permanent jobs citing Continuous Improvement 2374 1877 1765
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.24% 1.83% 1.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.71% 2.22% 2.01%
Number of salaries quoted 1639 1346 1327
Average salary £47,500 £50,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.00% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £71,200 £77,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,551 £44,500
% change year-on-year
-1.20% +2.36%

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
87595 84426 87603
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 82.73% 82.29% 80.07%
Number of salaries quoted 72135 67329 74163
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 £30,919 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £75,000
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 30 January 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 30 January 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 +30 2213 £49,500 -5.71% 361
London +23 798 £55,000 -7.56% 86
South East +47 555 £47,500 -5.00% 124
City of London +41 186 £55,000 -4.34% 21
Yorkshire +47 176 £43,000 +1.17% 21
Berkshire +69 169 £55,000 +10.00% 14
East of England +26 161 £45,000 -10.00% 10
West Yorkshire +49 142 £43,000 +1.17% 15
West Midlands +15 139 £45,000 +5.88% 28
South West -11 118 £42,300 -15.40% 34
East Midlands +45 114 £44,000 -23.47% 14
Hampshire +30 111 £45,000 +5.88% 19
Leeds +41 102 £45,000 -3.22% 9
Scotland +26 99 £41,250 -2.94% 9
North West -17 99 £40,000 -6.97% 36
Surrey -7 98 £50,000 +6.13% 6
Reading +40 81 £60,000 +11.62% 3
Hertfordshire +13 52 £45,000 +18.42% 3
Cambridgeshire +5 51 £42,500 -19.81% 2
Buckinghamshire +11 50 £47,500 +5.55% 9
Manchester -35 47 £43,000 -7.12% 16
Edinburgh +15 46 £42,500 +21.42% 4
Birmingham +2 46 £42,500 - 13
Oxfordshire +18 43 £50,000 -16.66% 57
Bristol -9 39 £41,750 -7.22% 16
Glasgow +35 37 £41,250 -13.15%
Derbyshire +48 36 £26,000 -30.66% 3
Nottinghamshire +33 34 £53,458 -20.80% 2
East Sussex -1 33 £50,000 -9.09% 5
Nottingham +32 32 £53,458 -20.80% 1

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 1421 (29.14%) Agile Software Development
2 1402 (28.75%) Finance
3 953 (19.54%) Project Management
4 908 (18.62%) Degree
5 852 (17.47%) ITIL
6 714 (14.64%) Microsoft
7 706 (14.48%) SQL
8 650 (13.33%) QA
9 617 (12.65%) Java
10 609 (12.49%) Analytical Skills
11 586 (12.02%) Service Delivery
12 576 (11.81%) Windows
13 570 (11.69%) Scrum
14 558 (11.44%) C#
15 548 (11.24%) SQL Server
16 537 (11.01%) MS Excel
17 520 (10.66%) .NET
18 508 (10.42%) JavaScript
19 495 (10.15%) HTML
20 481 (9.86%) PRINCE2
21 475 (9.74%) TDD
22 464 (9.51%) Service Management
23 461 (9.45%) Retail
24 459 (9.41%) Change Management
25 455 (9.33%) Stakeholder Management
26 409 (8.39%) Mentoring
27 405 (8.30%) E-Commerce
28 396 (8.12%) Coaching
29 377 (7.73%) Linux
30 370 (7.59%) Oracle

Continuous Improvement
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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
1 193 (3.96%) SharePoint
2 185 (3.79%) IIS
3 109 (2.23%) Apache
4 92 (1.89%) Confluence
5 91 (1.87%) Tomcat
6 84 (1.72%) nginx
7 72 (1.48%) Node.js
7 72 (1.48%) MS Exchange
8 60 (1.23%) WebSphere
9 58 (1.19%) CMS
10 51 (1.05%) SAS
11 50 (1.03%) Apache Solr
12 47 (0.96%) Lync
13 38 (0.78%) JBoss
14 27 (0.55%) SharePoint 2010
14 27 (0.55%) BizTalk Server
15 26 (0.53%) WebLogic
15 26 (0.53%) SharePoint 2013
16 21 (0.43%) MQSeries
16 21 (0.43%) CICS
Applications
1 537 (11.01%) MS Excel
2 223 (4.57%) MS Office
3 134 (2.75%) MS Project
4 95 (1.95%) MS PowerPoint
5 80 (1.64%) MS Visio
6 23 (0.47%) Photoshop
7 20 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
8 18 (0.37%) InfoPath
9 16 (0.33%) Adobe Illustrator
10 8 (0.16%) SPSS
11 4 (0.082%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 3 (0.062%) FastStats
13 2 (0.041%) Mingle
14 1 (0.021%) Revit
14 1 (0.021%) Adobe Captivate
14 1 (0.021%) PowerPivot
14 1 (0.021%) CorelDRAW
14 1 (0.021%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 68 (1.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 32 (0.66%) SAP SCM
3 26 (0.53%) Oracle General Ledger
4 25 (0.51%) Oracle Payables
4 25 (0.51%) Oracle EBS
5 24 (0.49%) Google Analytics
6 23 (0.47%) SAP MM
7 18 (0.37%) Sophis RISQUE
8 17 (0.35%) Oracle EBS R12
8 17 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
8 17 (0.35%) SAP FI
9 16 (0.33%) SAP FI/CO
9 16 (0.33%) SAP CO
10 14 (0.29%) Oracle Applications
11 13 (0.27%) Oracle Receivables
12 9 (0.18%) Magento
12 9 (0.18%) Oracle Assets
13 8 (0.16%) Agresso
13 8 (0.16%) SAP SD
14 7 (0.14%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 101 (2.07%) SaaS
2 97 (1.99%) Microsoft Azure
3 85 (1.74%) GitHub
4 55 (1.13%) Amazon AWS
5 49 (1.00%) Cloud Computing
6 26 (0.53%) IaaS
7 21 (0.43%) PaaS
8 17 (0.35%) Amazon EC2
9 16 (0.33%) Yammer
10 13 (0.27%) Amazon S3
10 13 (0.27%) Office 365
10 13 (0.27%) Taleo
11 4 (0.082%) Force.com
12 1 (0.021%) IBM Blueworks
12 1 (0.021%) SuccessFactors
12 1 (0.021%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 128 (2.62%) Internet
2 122 (2.50%) TCP/IP
3 115 (2.36%) Firewall
4 110 (2.26%) SAN
5 94 (1.93%) WAN
6 89 (1.82%) LAN
7 88 (1.80%) DNS
8 87 (1.78%) HTTP
9 81 (1.66%) Wireless
10 75 (1.54%) VPN
11 57 (1.17%) MPLS
12 43 (0.88%) Intranet
13 41 (0.84%) DHCP
14 37 (0.76%) SSL
15 35 (0.72%) Unified Communications
16 33 (0.68%) Cisco ASA
16 33 (0.68%) VoIP
17 26 (0.53%) FTP
18 24 (0.49%) Wi-Fi
19 21 (0.43%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 548 (11.24%) SQL Server
2 144 (2.95%) Relational Database
3 136 (2.79%) MySQL
4 132 (2.71%) Data Warehouse
5 103 (2.11%) MongoDB
6 91 (1.87%) SQL Server 2008
7 83 (1.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 81 (1.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 76 (1.56%) NoSQL
10 70 (1.44%) RDBMS
11 62 (1.27%) Oracle Database
12 59 (1.21%) SQL Server 2005
13 58 (1.19%) SQL Server 2012
14 57 (1.17%) Big Data
15 46 (0.94%) RavenDB
16 43 (0.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 41 (0.84%) Oracle Reports
18 36 (0.74%) DB2
19 31 (0.64%) Oracle Database 10g
20 27 (0.55%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 303 (6.21%) Git (software)
2 193 (3.96%) Selenium
3 162 (3.32%) Jenkins
4 160 (3.28%) TeamCity
5 153 (3.14%) Cucumber
6 150 (3.08%) JIRA
7 131 (2.69%) Subversion
8 111 (2.28%) Team Foundation Server
9 103 (2.11%) Visual Studio
10 102 (2.09%) NUnit
11 87 (1.78%) Rhino Mocks
12 84 (1.72%) Maven
13 81 (1.66%) WebDriver
14 66 (1.35%) Hudson
15 54 (1.11%) ReSharper
16 50 (1.03%) WATIR
16 50 (1.03%) SpecFlow
17 47 (0.96%) JUnit
17 47 (0.96%) Moq
18 46 (0.94%) NCrunch
General
1 1402 (28.75%) Finance
2 461 (9.45%) Retail
3 350 (7.18%) Telecoms
4 308 (6.32%) Banking
5 243 (4.98%) Marketing
6 181 (3.71%) Back Office
7 164 (3.36%) Legal
8 158 (3.24%) Manufacturing
9 103 (2.11%) Law
10 90 (1.85%) Publishing
11 78 (1.60%) Advertising
11 78 (1.60%) Billing
12 66 (1.35%) Games
13 56 (1.15%) Automotive
14 44 (0.90%) Electronics
15 35 (0.72%) Retail Banking
16 34 (0.70%) Investment Banking
17 33 (0.68%) Front Office
18 24 (0.49%) Military
19 23 (0.47%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 849 (17.41%) Analyst
2 740 (15.17%) Developer
3 354 (7.26%) Project Manager
4 270 (5.54%) Service Manager
5 269 (5.52%) Business Analyst
6 218 (4.47%) Architect
7 144 (2.95%) Delivery Manager
8 141 (2.89%) Team Leader
9 132 (2.71%) Support Analyst
10 131 (2.69%) Tester
11 128 (2.62%) Senior Developer
12 121 (2.48%) Java Developer
13 118 (2.42%) .NET Developer
14 111 (2.28%) Test Analyst
15 108 (2.21%) Solutions Architect
16 105 (2.15%) Consultant
17 98 (2.01%) Applications Support
18 97 (1.99%) Business Manager
19 96 (1.97%) Programme Manager
20 89 (1.82%) Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 520 (10.66%) .NET
2 495 (10.15%) HTML
3 354 (7.26%) CSS
4 325 (6.66%) XML
5 291 (5.97%) ASP.NET
6 234 (4.80%) jQuery
7 225 (4.61%) Web Services
8 189 (3.88%) HTML5
9 170 (3.49%) REST
10 169 (3.47%) ASP.NET MVC
11 130 (2.67%) Spring
12 111 (2.28%) .NET Framework
13 106 (2.17%) AngularJS
14 104 (2.13%) SOAP
15 101 (2.07%) JSON
16 94 (1.93%) NHibernate
17 93 (1.91%) CSS3
18 87 (1.78%) StructureMap
19 77 (1.58%) Ajax
19 77 (1.58%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 609 (12.49%) Analytical Skills
2 331 (6.79%) Management Information System
3 254 (5.21%) User Experience
4 208 (4.26%) Computer Science
5 187 (3.83%) Open Source
6 152 (3.12%) Mobile App
7 73 (1.50%) PMI
8 65 (1.33%) Blackberry
9 62 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
10 53 (1.09%) Replication
10 53 (1.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 51 (1.05%) Statistics
11 51 (1.05%) Blog
12 49 (1.00%) Digital Media
13 44 (0.90%) Derivative
13 44 (0.90%) Social Media
14 43 (0.88%) FMCG
15 42 (0.86%) Mainframe
15 42 (0.86%) Mathematics
16 31 (0.64%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 576 (11.81%) Windows
2 377 (7.73%) Linux
3 261 (5.35%) UNIX
4 103 (2.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 99 (2.03%) Windows 7
6 61 (1.25%) Android
7 60 (1.23%) Apple iOS
8 55 (1.13%) Windows Server 2012
9 51 (1.05%) Windows Server 2003
10 47 (0.96%) Debian
11 40 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 32 (0.66%) Windows 8
13 23 (0.47%) AIX
14 20 (0.41%) Windows XP
15 18 (0.37%) CentOS
16 16 (0.33%) Solaris
16 16 (0.33%) Mac OS X
17 15 (0.31%) Ubuntu
18 11 (0.23%) zOS
19 10 (0.21%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1421 (29.14%) Agile Software Development
2 953 (19.54%) Project Management
3 852 (17.47%) ITIL
4 586 (12.02%) Service Delivery
5 570 (11.69%) Scrum
6 481 (9.86%) PRINCE2
7 475 (9.74%) TDD
8 464 (9.51%) Service Management
9 459 (9.41%) Change Management
10 455 (9.33%) Stakeholder Management
11 409 (8.39%) Mentoring
12 405 (8.30%) E-Commerce
13 396 (8.12%) Coaching
14 326 (6.68%) OO
15 320 (6.56%) Continuous Integration
16 317 (6.50%) Line Management
17 314 (6.44%) BDD
18 296 (6.07%) Business Analysis
19 295 (6.05%) Software Engineering
19 295 (6.05%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 706 (14.48%) SQL
2 617 (12.65%) Java
3 558 (11.44%) C#
4 508 (10.42%) JavaScript
5 224 (4.59%) Ruby
6 139 (2.85%) C++
7 129 (2.65%) PHP
8 126 (2.58%) T-SQL
9 120 (2.46%) Python
10 102 (2.09%) C
11 94 (1.93%) Perl
12 83 (1.70%) VB.NET
13 82 (1.68%) PowerShell
14 58 (1.19%) PL/SQL
15 47 (0.96%) Shell Script
16 39 (0.80%) Groovy
17 30 (0.62%) VB
18 27 (0.55%) Scala
19 26 (0.53%) VBA
19 26 (0.53%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 908 (18.62%) Degree
2 183 (3.75%) ISEB
3 168 (3.44%) PMI Certification
4 163 (3.34%) Security Cleared
5 116 (2.38%) Microsoft Certification
6 110 (2.26%) PMP
7 105 (2.15%) SC Cleared
8 95 (1.95%) ITIL Certification
9 89 (1.82%) ISTQB
10 85 (1.74%) Six Sigma Green Belt
11 79 (1.62%) Cisco Certification
12 77 (1.58%) CISSP
13 71 (1.46%) Six Sigma Black Belt
14 61 (1.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 53 (1.09%) CISA
16 52 (1.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 49 (1.00%) MCSE
18 48 (0.98%) CCNA
19 44 (0.90%) DV Cleared
20 41 (0.84%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 650 (13.33%) QA
2 340 (6.97%) SLA
3 144 (2.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 80 (1.64%) ISO 9001
5 58 (1.19%) ISO 14001
6 32 (0.66%) ISO 9000
7 28 (0.57%) PCI DSS
8 24 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 17 (0.35%) Data Quality
10 14 (0.29%) COBIT
11 12 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 17799
12 5 (0.10%) COSO
13 4 (0.082%) BS7799
13 4 (0.082%) P3O
14 3 (0.062%) Basel II
14 3 (0.062%) GAAP
15 2 (0.041%) WCAG
15 2 (0.041%) SNOMED CT
15 2 (0.041%) HL7
16 1 (0.021%) DICOM
System Software
1 159 (3.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 141 (2.89%) Active Directory
3 35 (0.72%) vSphere
4 32 (0.66%) Hyper-V
5 25 (0.51%) XenApp
6 21 (0.43%) Firmware
7 20 (0.41%) VMware ESX
7 20 (0.41%) Microsoft App-V
7 20 (0.41%) XenServer
8 18 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
9 15 (0.31%) vCloud
10 13 (0.27%) XenDesktop
10 13 (0.27%) Terminal Services
11 12 (0.25%) Oracle RAC
12 8 (0.16%) Oracle RMAN
12 8 (0.16%) VMware Server
13 7 (0.14%) Varnish
13 7 (0.14%) IAG
13 7 (0.14%) KVM
13 7 (0.14%) RACF
Systems Management
1 112 (2.30%) Opscode Chef
2 90 (1.85%) Puppet
3 50 (1.03%) HP Quality Center
3 50 (1.03%) SCCM
4 39 (0.80%) Nagios
5 29 (0.59%) Vagrant
5 29 (0.59%) Graphite
6 28 (0.57%) Ansible
7 26 (0.53%) Opsview
8 25 (0.51%) SCOM
9 18 (0.37%) collectd
10 14 (0.29%) Tivoli
10 14 (0.29%) NetBackup
11 11 (0.23%) Kibana
11 11 (0.23%) SCOrch
11 11 (0.23%) Red Hat Spacewalk
12 10 (0.21%) Capistrano
12 10 (0.21%) EMC NetWorker
12 10 (0.21%) Data Guard
13 9 (0.18%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 714 (14.64%) Microsoft
2 370 (7.59%) Oracle
3 203 (4.16%) VMware
4 196 (4.02%) SAP
5 156 (3.20%) Cisco
6 123 (2.52%) HP
7 120 (2.46%) IBM
8 111 (2.28%) Citrix
9 62 (1.27%) Google
10 58 (1.19%) Red Hat
11 47 (0.96%) Cognos
12 46 (0.94%) RedPrairie
12 46 (0.94%) Endeca
13 40 (0.82%) Huawei
14 39 (0.80%) CheckPoint
15 38 (0.78%) Adobe
15 38 (0.78%) PeopleSoft
15 38 (0.78%) Business Objects
16 35 (0.72%) Salesforce.com
17 26 (0.53%) Akamai
London
Argus Media
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum Competitive salary up to £40k
Posted: 1 hour ago
South East London
Mills Goodwin Talent Network
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum + c10% bonus & 15% pension, h'care
Posted: 2 hours ago
England
TK Maxx
Posted: 21 hours ago
Sheffield, Yorkshire
Capita
Posted: Yesterday
Farnham, Surrey
Hays UK - University For The Creative Arts
Salary: Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hays Plc - London Metropolitan University
Salary: Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
BARCLAY ANDERSON LIMITED
Salary: From £55,000 to £60,000 per annum £6k Car Allowance + Benefits Package
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
FT Select
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Royal Bank Of Scotland
Salary: £Competitive plus 30% cash and benefits package
Posted: Yesterday
Lincoln, Lincolnshire
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
JM
Salary: £55001 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £50000 - £59000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Lancashire
NHS Blood and Transport
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Integrity IT Solutions
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
RBW Consulting
Salary: From £20,000 to £35,000 per annum DOE
Posted: Yesterday
London
Spring Technology
Salary: £40000.00 - £47000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Sanderson
Salary: £35 - £40 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Lincolnshire
Searchability.co.uk
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Brookfield Rose
Posted: 2 days ago