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

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Design For Six Sigma (DFSS)
Rank - 898 890
Permanent jobs citing DFSS 0 1 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK - 0.001% 0.003%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.001% 0.004%
Number of salaries quoted 0 1 3
Average salary - £52,500 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -12.50%
UK excluding London average salary - £52,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year
- -4.54%

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
92374 89648 91863
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 82.25% 81.74% 79.51%
Number of salaries quoted 76138 72001 78206
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%

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 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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 27 (100.00%) Six Sigma
2 26 (96.30%) Lean Six Sigma
3 18 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (62.96%) Banking
4 17 (62.96%) Stakeholder Management
4 17 (62.96%) Taxonomies
4 17 (62.96%) Credit Risk
4 17 (62.96%) IBM Blueworks
4 17 (62.96%) Process Management
4 17 (62.96%) Change Management
4 17 (62.96%) Legal
4 17 (62.96%) SOA
4 17 (62.96%) IBM
4 17 (62.96%) webMethods
5 10 (37.04%) Microsoft
5 10 (37.04%) Project Management
5 10 (37.04%) Six Sigma Black Belt
5 10 (37.04%) Degree
6 9 (33.33%) Czech Language
6 9 (33.33%) French Language
6 9 (33.33%) DMAIC
6 9 (33.33%) Minitab
6 9 (33.33%) Marketing
6 9 (33.33%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
6 9 (33.33%) Mentoring
6 9 (33.33%) Coaching
6 9 (33.33%) Kanban
6 9 (33.33%) Manufacturing
6 9 (33.33%) MBA
6 9 (33.33%) Finance

DFSS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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 9 (33.33%) MS Office
2 1 (3.70%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.70%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 17 (62.96%) IBM Blueworks
General
1 17 (62.96%) Banking
1 17 (62.96%) Legal
2 9 (33.33%) Manufacturing
2 9 (33.33%) Finance
2 9 (33.33%) Marketing
2 9 (33.33%) Czech Language
2 9 (33.33%) French Language
Job Titles
1 17 (62.96%) Architect
1 17 (62.96%) Business Architect
2 1 (3.70%) Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 17 (62.96%) Taxonomies
1 17 (62.96%) Credit Risk
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (100.00%) Six Sigma
2 26 (96.30%) Lean Six Sigma
3 18 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (62.96%) SOA
4 17 (62.96%) Process Management
4 17 (62.96%) Change Management
4 17 (62.96%) Stakeholder Management
5 10 (37.04%) Project Management
6 9 (33.33%) PRINCE2
6 9 (33.33%) DMAIC
6 9 (33.33%) Kanban
6 9 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
6 9 (33.33%) Mentoring
6 9 (33.33%) Coaching
Qualifications
1 10 (37.04%) Degree
1 10 (37.04%) Six Sigma Black Belt
2 9 (33.33%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
2 9 (33.33%) PMP
2 9 (33.33%) PMI Certification
2 9 (33.33%) MBA
3 1 (3.70%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Vendors
1 17 (62.96%) IBM
1 17 (62.96%) webMethods
2 10 (37.04%) Microsoft
3 9 (33.33%) Minitab