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 3 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Continual Improvement
Rank 121 164 172
Rank change year-on-year
+43 +8
Permanent jobs citing Continuous Improvement 2535 1918 1749
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.38% 1.80% 1.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.87% 2.18% 2.02%
Number of salaries quoted 1756 1371 1266
Average salary £50,000 £51,500 £46,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.91% +10.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £75,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £47,500 £44,500
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +6.74%

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
88402 87972 86598
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 82.84% 82.36% 80.04%
Number of salaries quoted 72008 69893 72211
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 £30,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £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 3 March 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 3 March 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 +49 2377 £50,000 -4.76% 348
London +39 849 £55,000 -8.33% 106
South East +57 633 £51,053 +2.10% 74
City of London +42 182 £55,000 - 33
Berkshire +60 181 £55,000 +4.76% 12
Yorkshire +51 175 £42,500 - 17
Surrey +31 165 £52,500 +5.00% 7
East of England +4 156 £42,500 -15.00% 33
East Midlands +53 130 £40,500 -10.00% 21
West Midlands +9 130 £43,000 -7.52% 36
West Yorkshire +40 127 £42,500 - 12
North West -10 127 £40,000 -8.04% 30
South West -8 124 £40,500 -21.35% 27
Hampshire +17 100 £45,000 -10.00% 9
Scotland +39 98 £42,500 -5.55% 9
Leeds +33 97 £43,000 +1.17% 9
Reading +41 86 £55,000 -8.33% 5
Manchester -11 63 £40,000 -15.78% 21
Buckinghamshire +15 60 £46,000 +2.22% 9
Hertfordshire -1 56 £42,500 +6.25% 12
Oxfordshire +21 48 £47,500 +8.57% 27
Guildford +42 44 £53,000 +17.77% 1
Nottinghamshire +39 44 £50,000 -33.33% 5
East Sussex +4 44 £52,500 -4.54% 3
Bristol -10 43 £42,500 -15.00% 9
Birmingham -2 42 £41,500 -38.51% 11
Nottingham +33 41 £50,000 -33.33% 5
Edinburgh +21 40 £42,500 +2.40% 4
Derbyshire +43 37 £21,000 -37.77% 5
Cheshire +10 35 £40,000 - 6

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 1485 (29.31%) Finance
2 1451 (28.64%) Agile Software Development
3 979 (19.32%) Project Management
4 951 (18.77%) Degree
5 857 (16.92%) ITIL
6 779 (15.38%) SQL
7 752 (14.84%) Microsoft
8 654 (12.91%) QA
9 629 (12.42%) Analytical Skills
10 628 (12.40%) Service Delivery
11 620 (12.24%) Java
12 593 (11.71%) Scrum
13 558 (11.01%) Windows
14 556 (10.98%) MS Excel
15 536 (10.58%) SQL Server
16 527 (10.40%) Stakeholder Management
17 518 (10.23%) .NET
18 516 (10.19%) C#
19 497 (9.81%) JavaScript
20 495 (9.77%) PRINCE2
21 490 (9.67%) HTML
22 472 (9.32%) Mentoring
23 464 (9.16%) Service Management
24 454 (8.96%) TDD
25 439 (8.67%) Retail
26 432 (8.53%) Change Management
27 426 (8.41%) Oracle
28 402 (7.94%) E-Commerce
29 387 (7.64%) Coaching
30 379 (7.48%) Linux

Continuous Improvement
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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
1 175 (3.45%) SharePoint
2 155 (3.06%) IIS
3 108 (2.13%) Apache
4 99 (1.95%) Tomcat
5 75 (1.48%) Confluence
5 75 (1.48%) Node.js
6 74 (1.46%) WebSphere
7 73 (1.44%) MS Exchange
8 71 (1.40%) nginx
9 49 (0.97%) SAS
10 42 (0.83%) Oracle Workflow
11 41 (0.81%) Lync
12 38 (0.75%) CMS
12 38 (0.75%) JBoss
13 37 (0.73%) Apache Solr
14 26 (0.51%) WebLogic
14 26 (0.51%) BizTalk Server
15 24 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2010
16 21 (0.41%) CICS
16 21 (0.41%) MQSeries
Applications
1 556 (10.98%) MS Excel
2 234 (4.62%) MS Office
3 144 (2.84%) MS PowerPoint
4 142 (2.80%) MS Project
5 103 (2.03%) MS Visio
6 23 (0.45%) Photoshop
7 22 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
8 11 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
9 10 (0.20%) SPSS
10 9 (0.18%) InfoPath
11 5 (0.099%) FastStats
11 5 (0.099%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 2 (0.039%) Mingle
12 2 (0.039%) Adobe Captivate
13 1 (0.020%) Revit
13 1 (0.020%) Fireworks
13 1 (0.020%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 65 (1.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 53 (1.05%) Oracle EBS
3 45 (0.89%) SAP FI
3 45 (0.89%) SAP FI/CO
3 45 (0.89%) SAP CO
4 40 (0.79%) Oracle Applications
5 38 (0.75%) Oracle General Ledger
6 37 (0.73%) Oracle Payables
7 30 (0.59%) SAP SCM
8 27 (0.53%) Oracle EBS R12
9 23 (0.45%) Oracle Receivables
10 19 (0.38%) Oracle Assets
11 18 (0.36%) SAP MM
12 16 (0.32%) SAP PS
12 16 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
13 15 (0.30%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
14 14 (0.28%) Oracle iProcurement
14 14 (0.28%) Sophis RISQUE
15 12 (0.24%) Google Analytics
16 11 (0.22%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 116 (2.29%) SaaS
2 90 (1.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 74 (1.46%) GitHub
4 54 (1.07%) Amazon AWS
4 54 (1.07%) Cloud Computing
5 31 (0.61%) IaaS
6 25 (0.49%) PaaS
7 22 (0.43%) Amazon EC2
8 17 (0.34%) Amazon S3
9 13 (0.26%) Office 365
9 13 (0.26%) Yammer
10 12 (0.24%) Taleo
11 7 (0.14%) SuccessFactors
12 6 (0.12%) Force.com
13 2 (0.039%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 121 (2.39%) Internet
2 117 (2.31%) TCP/IP
3 110 (2.17%) SAN
3 110 (2.17%) Firewall
4 86 (1.70%) DNS
5 85 (1.68%) WAN
6 83 (1.64%) LAN
7 79 (1.56%) HTTP
8 72 (1.42%) Wireless
9 70 (1.38%) VPN
10 58 (1.14%) MPLS
11 46 (0.91%) VoIP
12 45 (0.89%) SSL
13 44 (0.87%) DHCP
14 35 (0.69%) FTP
14 35 (0.69%) Unified Communications
15 31 (0.61%) Intranet
16 30 (0.59%) Cisco ASA
17 21 (0.41%) Cisco IOS
18 20 (0.39%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 536 (10.58%) SQL Server
2 156 (3.08%) Data Warehouse
3 143 (2.82%) Relational Database
4 134 (2.65%) MySQL
5 103 (2.03%) MongoDB
6 101 (1.99%) SQL Server 2008
7 94 (1.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 84 (1.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 72 (1.42%) NoSQL
10 70 (1.38%) SQL Server 2005
11 69 (1.36%) Oracle Database
12 60 (1.18%) RDBMS
13 57 (1.13%) Oracle Reports
14 56 (1.11%) SQL Server 2012
15 50 (0.99%) Big Data
16 44 (0.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 40 (0.79%) Oracle BI EE
18 38 (0.75%) DB2
19 32 (0.63%) Microsoft Analysis Services
20 30 (0.59%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 270 (5.33%) Git (software)
2 165 (3.26%) Selenium
3 163 (3.22%) Jenkins
4 141 (2.78%) JIRA
5 131 (2.59%) Cucumber
6 127 (2.51%) Subversion
7 112 (2.21%) TeamCity
8 102 (2.01%) Team Foundation Server
8 102 (2.01%) Visual Studio
9 93 (1.84%) Maven
10 82 (1.62%) NUnit
11 67 (1.32%) WebDriver
12 57 (1.13%) JUnit
13 56 (1.11%) Rhino Mocks
13 56 (1.11%) Hudson
14 46 (0.91%) Eclipse
15 45 (0.89%) QuickTest Pro
16 44 (0.87%) Oracle Forms
17 36 (0.71%) SpecFlow
18 33 (0.65%) Jasmine
General
1 1485 (29.31%) Finance
2 439 (8.67%) Retail
3 366 (7.22%) Telecoms
4 312 (6.16%) Banking
5 251 (4.95%) Marketing
6 178 (3.51%) Manufacturing
7 154 (3.04%) Back Office
8 153 (3.02%) Legal
9 97 (1.91%) Law
10 87 (1.72%) Publishing
11 84 (1.66%) Games
12 77 (1.52%) Advertising
13 75 (1.48%) Billing
14 57 (1.13%) Automotive
15 49 (0.97%) Electronics
16 38 (0.75%) Front Office
17 34 (0.67%) Military
18 33 (0.65%) Investment Banking
18 33 (0.65%) General Ledger
19 29 (0.57%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 873 (17.23%) Analyst
2 738 (14.57%) Developer
3 373 (7.36%) Project Manager
4 295 (5.82%) Business Analyst
5 277 (5.47%) Service Manager
6 222 (4.38%) Architect
7 160 (3.16%) Delivery Manager
8 144 (2.84%) Support Analyst
9 134 (2.65%) Senior Developer
10 129 (2.55%) Java Developer
11 125 (2.47%) Team Leader
12 115 (2.27%) Tester
13 110 (2.17%) .NET Developer
14 101 (1.99%) Consultant
15 100 (1.97%) Test Analyst
15 100 (1.97%) Solutions Architect
15 100 (1.97%) Applications Support
16 96 (1.89%) Business Manager
17 94 (1.86%) Programme Manager
18 92 (1.82%) Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 518 (10.23%) .NET
2 490 (9.67%) HTML
3 345 (6.81%) CSS
4 322 (6.36%) XML
5 259 (5.11%) Web Services
6 258 (5.09%) ASP.NET
7 212 (4.18%) HTML5
8 199 (3.93%) jQuery
9 161 (3.18%) REST
10 148 (2.92%) Spring
11 132 (2.61%) ASP.NET MVC
12 107 (2.11%) CSS3
13 106 (2.09%) JSON
13 106 (2.09%) SOAP
14 105 (2.07%) AngularJS
15 85 (1.68%) Middleware
16 83 (1.64%) J2EE
17 80 (1.58%) .NET Framework
17 80 (1.58%) Ajax
18 66 (1.30%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 629 (12.42%) Analytical Skills
2 352 (6.95%) Management Information System
3 245 (4.84%) Computer Science
4 238 (4.70%) User Experience
5 181 (3.57%) Open Source
6 162 (3.20%) Mobile App
7 75 (1.48%) PMI
8 69 (1.36%) Enterprise Software
9 56 (1.11%) Blackberry
10 54 (1.07%) Replication
10 54 (1.07%) FMCG
11 53 (1.05%) Social Media
12 48 (0.95%) Digital Media
13 47 (0.93%) Blog
14 45 (0.89%) Statistics
14 45 (0.89%) Mainframe
15 44 (0.87%) Visualisation
16 38 (0.75%) Online Games
16 38 (0.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 36 (0.71%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 558 (11.01%) Windows
2 379 (7.48%) Linux
3 262 (5.17%) UNIX
4 99 (1.95%) Windows 7
5 92 (1.82%) Windows Server 2008
6 78 (1.54%) Apple iOS
7 73 (1.44%) Android
8 56 (1.11%) Windows Server 2012
9 39 (0.77%) Windows Server 2003
10 36 (0.71%) Debian
11 35 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 32 (0.63%) Windows 8
13 20 (0.39%) Solaris
13 20 (0.39%) AIX
14 19 (0.38%) Windows XP
15 17 (0.34%) Mac OS X
16 14 (0.28%) CentOS
17 13 (0.26%) zOS
17 13 (0.26%) VMS
18 11 (0.22%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 1451 (28.64%) Agile Software Development
2 979 (19.32%) Project Management
3 857 (16.92%) ITIL
4 628 (12.40%) Service Delivery
5 593 (11.71%) Scrum
6 527 (10.40%) Stakeholder Management
7 495 (9.77%) PRINCE2
8 472 (9.32%) Mentoring
9 464 (9.16%) Service Management
10 454 (8.96%) TDD
11 432 (8.53%) Change Management
12 402 (7.94%) E-Commerce
13 387 (7.64%) Coaching
14 339 (6.69%) Business Analysis
15 323 (6.38%) Continuous Integration
16 307 (6.06%) Risk Management
16 307 (6.06%) Line Management
17 302 (5.96%) Software Engineering
18 297 (5.86%) OO
19 294 (5.80%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 779 (15.38%) SQL
2 620 (12.24%) Java
3 516 (10.19%) C#
4 497 (9.81%) JavaScript
5 172 (3.40%) Ruby
6 139 (2.74%) C++
7 120 (2.37%) T-SQL
8 118 (2.33%) PHP
9 110 (2.17%) Python
10 109 (2.15%) C
11 95 (1.88%) PL/SQL
12 76 (1.50%) Perl
13 70 (1.38%) VB.NET
13 70 (1.38%) PowerShell
14 50 (0.99%) Shell Script
15 39 (0.77%) VB
15 39 (0.77%) Groovy
16 36 (0.71%) VBA
17 30 (0.59%) Objective-C
18 29 (0.57%) Scala
Qualifications
1 951 (18.77%) Degree
2 201 (3.97%) ISEB
3 165 (3.26%) PMI Certification
4 160 (3.16%) Security Cleared
5 123 (2.43%) Microsoft Certification
6 113 (2.23%) VCP4
7 110 (2.17%) PMP
8 108 (2.13%) ITIL Certification
9 107 (2.11%) SC Cleared
9 107 (2.11%) ISTQB
10 100 (1.97%) Six Sigma Green Belt
11 93 (1.84%) CISSP
12 82 (1.62%) Six Sigma Black Belt
13 79 (1.56%) Cisco Certification
14 66 (1.30%) CISA
15 61 (1.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 59 (1.16%) MCSE
17 51 (1.01%) DV Cleared
18 49 (0.97%) CCNA
19 47 (0.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 654 (12.91%) QA
2 340 (6.71%) SLA
3 155 (3.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 89 (1.76%) ISO 9001
5 58 (1.14%) ISO 14001
6 39 (0.77%) ISO 9000
7 31 (0.61%) PCI DSS
8 28 (0.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 21 (0.41%) Data Quality
10 15 (0.30%) COBIT
11 9 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 17799
12 8 (0.16%) P3O
13 5 (0.099%) Basel II
14 4 (0.079%) BS7799
15 3 (0.059%) GAAP
16 2 (0.039%) WCAG
16 2 (0.039%) COSO
16 2 (0.039%) SNOMED CT
17 1 (0.020%) HL7
17 1 (0.020%) DICOM
System Software
1 164 (3.24%) VMware Infrastructure
2 143 (2.82%) Active Directory
3 37 (0.73%) vSphere
4 32 (0.63%) Hyper-V
5 29 (0.57%) XenApp
6 18 (0.36%) XenDesktop
7 17 (0.34%) Microsoft App-V
8 16 (0.32%) Firmware
8 16 (0.32%) VMware ESXi
9 15 (0.30%) vCloud
9 15 (0.30%) VMware ESX
10 13 (0.26%) XenServer
11 9 (0.18%) IAG
11 9 (0.18%) Oracle RAC
11 9 (0.18%) RACF
12 8 (0.16%) Docker
13 6 (0.12%) Varnish
14 5 (0.099%) KVM
14 5 (0.099%) Terminal Services
14 5 (0.099%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 106 (2.09%) Opscode Chef
2 84 (1.66%) Puppet
3 57 (1.13%) SCCM
4 51 (1.01%) HP Quality Center
5 33 (0.65%) Nagios
6 31 (0.61%) SCOM
7 28 (0.55%) Vagrant
8 27 (0.53%) Ansible
9 26 (0.51%) Graphite
10 21 (0.41%) Opsview
11 16 (0.32%) collectd
12 12 (0.24%) SCOrch
12 12 (0.24%) Red Hat Spacewalk
13 11 (0.22%) Tivoli
14 10 (0.20%) Capistrano
14 10 (0.20%) NetBackup
14 10 (0.20%) Kibana
15 9 (0.18%) Backup Exec
15 9 (0.18%) Control-M
16 8 (0.16%) Netcool
Vendors
1 752 (14.84%) Microsoft
2 426 (8.41%) Oracle
3 229 (4.52%) SAP
4 202 (3.99%) VMware
5 145 (2.86%) Cisco
6 126 (2.49%) IBM
7 115 (2.27%) Citrix
8 109 (2.15%) HP
9 55 (1.09%) Google
10 48 (0.95%) Red Hat
11 44 (0.87%) Huawei
12 43 (0.85%) Salesforce.com
13 39 (0.77%) Business Objects
14 35 (0.69%) Cognos
14 35 (0.69%) Adobe
15 32 (0.63%) CheckPoint
16 30 (0.59%) PeopleSoft
17 27 (0.53%) Informatica
17 27 (0.53%) Endeca
18 26 (0.51%) RedPrairie
Dunfermline, Fife
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £50k to £65k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + excellent benefits + training
Posted: 6 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
North West London
asos
Salary: + Flexi Cash allowance + Bonus + Healthcare + Insurance + More
Posted: 6 hours ago
North London
Roc Search
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Interview slots available!
Posted: 6 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
NSK International Consultants Ltd
Posted: 6 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £75000 - £85000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
UK
Spring Technology
Salary: £100.00 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
West Midlands
Hyphen
Posted: 7 hours ago
Central London / West End
Robert Half
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Negotiable based on experience
Posted: 7 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 7 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Good Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Parallel Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Aston Carter
Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Unspecified
Posted: 10 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Corriculo
Salary: From £40,000 to £80,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
FT Select
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
South East
Cognizant
Posted: 11 hours ago