Period
to 8 May 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for Continuous Improvement skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Continuous Improvement over the 6 months to 8 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Continual Improvement
Central London > City of London
6 months to
8 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 89 84 105
Rank change year-on-year -5 +21 +5
Permanent jobs citing Continuous Improvement 169 254 302
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 3.38% 3.37% 2.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.54% 3.58% 3.20%
Number of salaries quoted 120 195 250
10th Percentile £42,425 £39,785 £39,795
25th Percentile £61,250 £46,250 £46,980
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £75,000 £65,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +15.38% - +8.33%
75th Percentile £88,750 £80,625 £82,500
90th Percentile £102,625 £105,000 £92,500
Central London median annual salary £75,000 £67,500 £63,670
% change year-on-year +11.11% +6.02% +6.12%

Continuous Improvement is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
City of London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4,768 7,104 9,424
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 95.25% 94.24% 93.15%
Number of salaries quoted 4,246 6,222 8,415
10th Percentile £43,750 £40,000 £36,750
25th Percentile £55,000 £51,250 £49,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £72,500 £67,500 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +7.41% +3.85% +4.00%
75th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £82,500
90th Percentile £107,500 £100,000 £97,500
Central London median annual salary £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year +3.70% +3.85% +8.33%

Continuous Improvement
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Continuous Improvement as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Continuous Improvement in the City of London

Continuous Improvement
Salary Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Continuous Improvement in the City of London.

Salary trend for Continuous Improvement in the City of London

Continuous Improvement
Salary Histogram in the City of London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Continuous Improvement in the City of London over the 6 months to 8 May 2021.

Salary histogram for Continuous Improvement in the City of London

For the 6 months to 8 May 2021, IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Continuous Improvement.

1 72 (42.60%) C#
2 67 (39.64%) Finance
3 63 (37.28%) .NET
3 63 (37.28%) SQL Server
4 58 (34.32%) Mentoring
5 54 (31.95%) Agile Software Development
6 46 (27.22%) Software Engineering
7 40 (23.67%) Requirements Gathering
8 38 (22.49%) DevOps
9 37 (21.89%) Performance Tuning
10 35 (20.71%) Coaching
11 34 (20.12%) SQL
12 32 (18.93%) Azure
13 31 (18.34%) Degree
14 29 (17.16%) Microsoft
14 29 (17.16%) Test Automation
14 29 (17.16%) Kafka
15 28 (16.57%) SQL Server 2017
15 28 (16.57%) React
15 28 (16.57%) Web Services
15 28 (16.57%) OO
15 28 (16.57%) Observability
16 27 (15.98%) Java
16 27 (15.98%) JavaScript
16 27 (15.98%) MongoDB
17 26 (15.38%) Social Skills
18 25 (14.79%) NoSQL
18 25 (14.79%) Microservices
18 25 (14.79%) Charles River
18 25 (14.79%) Continuous Integration

Continuous Improvement
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 20 (11.83%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.37%) Confluence
3 3 (1.78%) CMS
4 1 (0.59%) Apache
4 1 (0.59%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.59%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.59%) Oracle Coherence
4 1 (0.59%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 9 (5.33%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.59%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 17 (10.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.59%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.59%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 32 (18.93%) Azure
2 15 (8.88%) Azure Active Directory
2 15 (8.88%) PaaS
3 14 (8.28%) Azure App Service
3 14 (8.28%) Azure Functions
3 14 (8.28%) Azure Key Vault
3 14 (8.28%) Azure Service Bus
3 14 (8.28%) Azure Service Fabric
3 14 (8.28%) Azure Storage
3 14 (8.28%) Microsoft 365
3 14 (8.28%) Serverless
4 11 (6.51%) AWS
5 10 (5.92%) SaaS
6 5 (2.96%) Amazon SageMaker
7 4 (2.37%) OneDrive
8 2 (1.18%) Datadog
8 2 (1.18%) GCP
8 2 (1.18%) Power Platform
9 1 (0.59%) Matillion
9 1 (0.59%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.37%) AMQP
2 3 (1.78%) HTTP
3 2 (1.18%) DHCP
3 2 (1.18%) DNS
3 2 (1.18%) Internet
3 2 (1.18%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.59%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (0.59%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.59%) InfiniBand
4 1 (0.59%) Multicast
4 1 (0.59%) SAN
4 1 (0.59%) Skype
4 1 (0.59%) VoIP
4 1 (0.59%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (37.28%) SQL Server
2 28 (16.57%) SQL Server 2017
3 27 (15.98%) MongoDB
4 25 (14.79%) NoSQL
5 9 (5.33%) Hadoop
6 6 (3.55%) Big Data
7 2 (1.18%) MySQL
7 2 (1.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.59%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.59%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.59%) Apache Ignite
8 1 (0.59%) Data Lake
8 1 (0.59%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.59%) DataStage
8 1 (0.59%) KDB
8 1 (0.59%) Kdb+
8 1 (0.59%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 20 (11.83%) Team Foundation Server
1 20 (11.83%) Visual Studio Team System
2 11 (6.51%) Selenium
3 8 (4.73%) Git (software)
3 8 (4.73%) Jenkins
3 8 (4.73%) NUnit
3 8 (4.73%) Postman
3 8 (4.73%) SpecFlow
4 6 (3.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 5 (2.96%) GitLab
6 4 (2.37%) JIRA
6 4 (2.37%) ReSharper
6 4 (2.37%) Visual Studio
7 3 (1.78%) JMeter
7 3 (1.78%) JUnit
7 3 (1.78%) TeamCity
7 3 (1.78%) WebDriver
7 3 (1.78%) Zephyr
8 2 (1.18%) REST Assured
9 1 (0.59%) CircleCI
General
1 67 (39.64%) Finance
2 26 (15.38%) Social Skills
3 10 (5.92%) Marketing
4 9 (5.33%) Back Office
5 6 (3.55%) Online Betting
6 5 (2.96%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (2.96%) Banking
6 5 (2.96%) Front Office
6 5 (2.96%) Law
7 4 (2.37%) Influencing Skills
8 3 (1.78%) Legal
8 3 (1.78%) Presentation Skills
8 3 (1.78%) Retail
9 2 (1.18%) Social Housing
10 1 (0.59%) Military
10 1 (0.59%) Organisational Skills
10 1 (0.59%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 70 (41.42%) Developer
2 41 (24.26%) C# Developer
3 34 (20.12%) Senior Developer
4 20 (11.83%) Senior C# Developer
5 16 (9.47%) Senior DevOps
6 14 (8.28%) Azure Developer
6 14 (8.28%) DevOps Developer
6 14 (8.28%) Digital Developer
7 8 (4.73%) Analyst
8 7 (4.14%) Software Developer
8 7 (4.14%) Software Engineer
9 6 (3.55%) Information Manager
9 6 (3.55%) Information Security Manager
9 6 (3.55%) Integration Developer
9 6 (3.55%) Security Manager
9 6 (3.55%) Senior Integration Developer
10 5 (2.96%) Data Scientist
10 5 (2.96%) Java Engineer
10 5 (2.96%) Senior Data Scientist
10 5 (2.96%) Windows Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (37.28%) .NET
2 29 (17.16%) Kafka
3 28 (16.57%) React
3 28 (16.57%) Web Services
4 24 (14.20%) CSS
5 22 (13.02%) ASP.NET Web API
6 21 (12.43%) WCF
6 21 (12.43%) WPF
7 20 (11.83%) Entity Framework
7 20 (11.83%) jQuery
7 20 (11.83%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 16 (9.47%) .NET Core
9 14 (8.28%) .NET Framework
10 5 (2.96%) Blazor
10 5 (2.96%) JSON
10 5 (2.96%) REST
11 4 (2.37%) Apache Thrift
11 4 (2.37%) HTML
11 4 (2.37%) RESTful
12 3 (1.78%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 24 (14.20%) User Experience
2 20 (11.83%) N-Tier
3 6 (3.55%) Reinsurance
3 6 (3.55%) Social Media
4 5 (2.96%) Algorithms
4 5 (2.96%) Hedge funds
5 4 (2.37%) Fixed Income
5 4 (2.37%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.18%) CMDB
6 2 (1.18%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.18%) Marketing Technology
6 2 (1.18%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.59%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.59%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.59%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.59%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.59%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.59%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.59%) Smart Meter
7 1 (0.59%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 12 (7.10%) Windows
2 5 (2.96%) Windows 10
3 3 (1.78%) Linux
4 2 (1.18%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.18%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.59%) Android
5 1 (0.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.59%) Unix
5 1 (0.59%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (34.32%) Mentoring
2 54 (31.95%) Agile Software Development
3 46 (27.22%) Software Engineering
4 40 (23.67%) Requirements Gathering
5 38 (22.49%) DevOps
6 37 (21.89%) Performance Tuning
7 35 (20.71%) Coaching
8 29 (17.16%) Test Automation
9 28 (16.57%) Observability
9 28 (16.57%) OO
10 25 (14.79%) Continuous Integration
10 25 (14.79%) Microservices
11 23 (13.61%) SOA
12 22 (13.02%) MVC
13 20 (11.83%) CRM
14 19 (11.24%) Scrum
15 18 (10.65%) Computer Science
16 17 (10.06%) Deployment Automation
17 16 (9.47%) SOLID
17 16 (9.47%) UML
Programming Languages
1 72 (42.60%) C#
2 34 (20.12%) SQL
3 27 (15.98%) Java
3 27 (15.98%) JavaScript
4 24 (14.20%) Python
5 22 (13.02%) T-SQL
6 18 (10.65%) PowerShell
7 5 (2.96%) Bash Shell
7 5 (2.96%) R
8 4 (2.37%) TypeScript
9 2 (1.18%) Go
9 2 (1.18%) Perl
10 1 (0.59%) C
10 1 (0.59%) Groovy
10 1 (0.59%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 31 (18.34%) Degree
2 9 (5.33%) CISM
2 9 (5.33%) Computer Science Degree
3 8 (4.73%) CISSP
4 5 (2.96%) PhD
5 3 (1.78%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.59%) ACCA
6 1 (0.59%) CIMA
6 1 (0.59%) CISA
6 1 (0.59%) CSPO
6 1 (0.59%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.59%) HNC
6 1 (0.59%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
6 1 (0.59%) MCP
6 1 (0.59%) MOS
6 1 (0.59%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (8.28%) QA
2 9 (5.33%) Cyber Essentials
2 9 (5.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (4.73%) NIST
4 6 (3.55%) PMO
4 6 (3.55%) SLA
5 2 (1.18%) COBIT
5 2 (1.18%) Data Quality
5 2 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.59%) GMP
System Software
1 8 (4.73%) Docker
2 3 (1.78%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.59%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (0.59%) Forefront TMG
3 1 (0.59%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.59%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (0.59%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 19 (11.24%) Opscode Chef
2 18 (10.65%) Terraform
3 12 (7.10%) Ansible
4 8 (4.73%) Puppet
5 7 (4.14%) Kubernetes
6 4 (2.37%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (1.18%) SCOM
8 1 (0.59%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 1 (0.59%) MOM
8 1 (0.59%) SCCM
Vendors
1 29 (17.16%) Microsoft
2 25 (14.79%) Charles River
3 14 (8.28%) Nintex
4 11 (6.51%) Citrix
5 8 (4.73%) PayPal
5 8 (4.73%) VMware
6 6 (3.55%) Cisco
7 5 (2.96%) HP
7 5 (2.96%) Sun
8 4 (2.37%) Google
8 4 (2.37%) ServiceNow
9 3 (1.78%) Atlassian
9 3 (1.78%) PeopleSoft
9 3 (1.78%) SAP
10 2 (1.18%) AppDynamics
10 2 (1.18%) Apple
10 2 (1.18%) LogRhythm
10 2 (1.18%) Splunk
10 2 (1.18%) Sybase
11 1 (0.59%) SolarWinds