The table below looks at the statistics for DFSS skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited DFSS over the 3 months to 2 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Design For Six Sigma (DFSS)
Rank 904 930 873
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -57
Permanent jobs citing DFSS 1 17 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.001% 0.014% 0.002%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.001% 0.017% 0.002%
Number of salaries quoted 1 11 1
Average salary £30,000 £74,100 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-59.51% +85.25%
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £74,100 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-59.51% +85.25%

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
92318 99153 88437
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 84.54% 82.71% 80.82%
Number of salaries quoted 75379 80339 72907
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 £70,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +6.25%

DFSS
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing DFSS within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

DFSS Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

DFSS
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing DFSS within the UK.

DFSS Salary Trend in the UK

DFSS
Top 3 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing DFSS within the UK over the 3 months to 2 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +34 1 £30,000 -59.51%
Birmingham - 1 £30,000 -
West Midlands - 1 £30,000 -

DFSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing DFSS 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 DFSS.

1 2 (100.00%) Six Sigma
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (50.00%) IBM
2 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) SAN
2 1 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (50.00%) Shell Script
2 1 (50.00%) VB
2 1 (50.00%) VBA
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) UNIX
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Solaris
2 1 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (50.00%) Symantec
2 1 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (50.00%) Firewall
2 1 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (50.00%) Automotive
2 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (50.00%) DMAIC
2 1 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) NetBackup
2 1 (50.00%) Business Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) Six Sigma Black Belt
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (50.00%) PowerShell

DFSS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing DFSS 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 DFSS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (100.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (50.00%) SAN
1 1 (50.00%) Firewall
General
1 1 (50.00%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) UNIX
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Solaris
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Six Sigma
2 1 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (50.00%) DMAIC
2 1 (50.00%) Business Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) Process Improvement
2 1 (50.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (50.00%) Coaching
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) VB
1 1 (50.00%) VBA
1 1 (50.00%) Shell Script
1 1 (50.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) Six Sigma Black Belt
1 1 (50.00%) Six Sigma Green Belt
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (50.00%) Symantec
2 1 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) IBM