Period
to 31 July 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 31 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Continual Improvement
England > East of England
6 months to
31 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 57 42 65
Rank change year-on-year -15 +23 -3
Permanent jobs citing Continuous Improvement 195 165 307
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the East of England 4.10% 5.39% 4.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.50% 5.96% 4.67%
Number of salaries quoted 88 129 200
10th Percentile £26,989 £29,396 £29,900
25th Percentile £33,000 £35,962 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £45,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +22.22% -14.29% -
75th Percentile £65,000 £55,000 £64,063
90th Percentile £77,500 £72,750 £72,675
England median annual salary £56,757 £55,000 £54,855
% change year-on-year +3.19% +0.26% -0.26%

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 East of England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
East of England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4,329 2,767 6,579
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 91.08% 90.37% 89.57%
Number of salaries quoted 2,515 2,128 5,055
10th Percentile £29,000 £29,000 £27,500
25th Percentile £36,750 £36,250 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £63,750 £62,500 £61,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £79,300 £73,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%

Continuous Improvement
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

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

Job vacancy trend for Continuous Improvement in the East of England

Continuous Improvement
Salary Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Continuous Improvement in the East of England.

Salary trend for Continuous Improvement in the East of England

Continuous Improvement
Salary Histogram in the East of England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Continuous Improvement in the East of England over the 6 months to 31 July 2021.

Salary histogram for Continuous Improvement in the East of England

Continuous Improvement
Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement within the East of England region over the 6 months to 31 July 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hertfordshire +12 85 £65,000 +44.44% 21
Cambridgeshire -51 49 £56,250 +12.50% 16
Bedfordshire +3 38 £32,000 -17.42% 1
Essex -20 14 £46,250 +3.63% 15
Norfolk 0 7 - - 1
Suffolk +1 1 £29,738 -49.60% 8
Continuous Improvement
England

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 East of England region with a requirement for Continuous Improvement.

1 98 (50.26%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (38.97%) Social Skills
3 41 (21.03%) DevOps
4 40 (20.51%) Problem-Solving
5 39 (20.00%) C#
5 39 (20.00%) C++
6 34 (17.44%) Software Engineering
7 33 (16.92%) JIRA
7 33 (16.92%) C
8 32 (16.41%) Analytical Skills
9 30 (15.38%) Project Management
10 29 (14.87%) Software Testing
11 28 (14.36%) Microsoft
12 27 (13.85%) Continuous Integration
12 27 (13.85%) Azure
13 26 (13.33%) Customer Requirements
13 26 (13.33%) Finance
14 25 (12.82%) Management Information System
14 25 (12.82%) Degree
14 25 (12.82%) SaaS
15 24 (12.31%) Scrum
16 23 (11.79%) TDD
16 23 (11.79%) Unit Testing
17 22 (11.28%) Pair Programming
18 21 (10.77%) .NET
18 21 (10.77%) Java
18 21 (10.77%) Mentoring
19 20 (10.26%) RS-485
19 20 (10.26%) RS-422
19 20 (10.26%) Modbus

Continuous Improvement
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 9 (4.62%) SharePoint
2 6 (3.08%) Apache Spark
3 3 (1.54%) Jupyter
3 3 (1.54%) SAS
4 1 (0.51%) Apache
4 1 (0.51%) Confluence
4 1 (0.51%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.51%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.51%) nginx
Applications
1 15 (7.69%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (4.10%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (4.10%) Simulink
3 5 (2.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (1.54%) Figma
4 3 (1.54%) Sketch
4 3 (1.54%) Zeplin
5 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.51%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.05%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.51%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.51%) Northgate Housing
2 1 (0.51%) OpenText VIM for SAP
2 1 (0.51%) Orchard Housing
Cloud Services
1 27 (13.85%) Azure
2 25 (12.82%) SaaS
3 18 (9.23%) AWS
4 15 (7.69%) PaaS
5 12 (6.15%) Slack
6 10 (5.13%) Microsoft 365
7 7 (3.59%) OneDrive
7 7 (3.59%) Power Platform
7 7 (3.59%) Serverless
8 6 (3.08%) GitHub
8 6 (3.08%) Veeva
9 4 (2.05%) Azure Stack
9 4 (2.05%) IaaS
9 4 (2.05%) PowerApps
10 3 (1.54%) Amazon EMR
10 3 (1.54%) Amazon SageMaker
10 3 (1.54%) AWS Lambda
10 3 (1.54%) Azure Logic Apps
10 3 (1.54%) Azure Service Bus
10 3 (1.54%) Snowflake
Communications & Networking
1 20 (10.26%) Modbus
1 20 (10.26%) RS-422
1 20 (10.26%) RS-485
2 7 (3.59%) WAN
3 6 (3.08%) Firewall
3 6 (3.08%) TCP/IP
4 5 (2.56%) Internet
4 5 (2.56%) VPN
5 4 (2.05%) MPLS
6 3 (1.54%) Intranet
6 3 (1.54%) SD-WAN
7 2 (1.03%) PPP
7 2 (1.03%) VoIP
8 1 (0.51%) DHCP
8 1 (0.51%) DNS
8 1 (0.51%) PBX
8 1 (0.51%) SAN
8 1 (0.51%) Softphone
8 1 (0.51%) VLAN
8 1 (0.51%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (8.21%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.59%) Oracle Database
3 6 (3.08%) Spotfire
4 5 (2.56%) NoSQL
4 5 (2.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (1.54%) Data Mining
5 3 (1.54%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (1.54%) Electronic Patient Records
5 3 (1.54%) Metadata
5 3 (1.54%) Power BI
6 2 (1.03%) Amazon Redshift
6 2 (1.03%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.03%) MySQL
6 2 (1.03%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (1.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.03%) Star Schema
6 2 (1.03%) Tableau
7 1 (0.51%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.51%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 33 (16.92%) JIRA
2 6 (3.08%) ReSharper
2 6 (3.08%) SpecFlow
2 6 (3.08%) TeamCity
2 6 (3.08%) Visual Studio
3 4 (2.05%) Git (software)
3 4 (2.05%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (1.03%) Maven
4 2 (1.03%) Moq
4 2 (1.03%) MSTest
4 2 (1.03%) NUnit
4 2 (1.03%) Octopus Deploy
4 2 (1.03%) xUnit.net
5 1 (0.51%) JUnit
5 1 (0.51%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.51%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (0.51%) Selenium
5 1 (0.51%) Subversion
5 1 (0.51%) TestNG
General
1 76 (38.97%) Social Skills
2 32 (16.41%) Analytical Skills
3 26 (13.33%) Finance
4 20 (10.26%) Electronics
4 20 (10.26%) Retail
5 16 (8.21%) Pharmaceutical
6 11 (5.64%) Law
7 10 (5.13%) Automotive
8 7 (3.59%) Legal
8 7 (3.59%) Presentation Skills
8 7 (3.59%) Telecoms
9 6 (3.08%) Marketing
10 5 (2.56%) Billing
10 5 (2.56%) Inclusion and Diversity
11 4 (2.05%) Influencing Skills
11 4 (2.05%) Public Speaking
12 3 (1.54%) Social Science
13 2 (1.03%) Back Office
13 2 (1.03%) Organisational Skills
14 1 (0.51%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 25 (12.82%) Software Engineer
2 23 (11.79%) Analyst
3 20 (10.26%) Test Engineer
4 15 (7.69%) Scrum Master
5 14 (7.18%) Software Test Engineer
6 12 (6.15%) JIRA Specialist
7 10 (5.13%) IT Manager
7 10 (5.13%) Systems Engineer
8 9 (4.62%) Architect
8 9 (4.62%) Developer
9 8 (4.10%) Azure DevOps
9 8 (4.10%) Azure DevOps Engineer
9 8 (4.10%) Azure Engineer
9 8 (4.10%) DevOps Engineer
9 8 (4.10%) Team Leader
10 7 (3.59%) Service Desk Team Leader
11 6 (3.08%) Delivery Manager
11 6 (3.08%) Security Analyst
11 6 (3.08%) Service Manager
11 6 (3.08%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (10.77%) .NET
2 7 (3.59%) Middleware
2 7 (3.59%) OpenCV
2 7 (3.59%) Web Services
3 5 (2.56%) CSS
3 5 (2.56%) TensorFlow
4 4 (2.05%) HTML
4 4 (2.05%) REST
4 4 (2.05%) RESTful
4 4 (2.05%) SOAP
5 3 (1.54%) .NET Framework
5 3 (1.54%) Kafka
5 3 (1.54%) NLTK
5 3 (1.54%) NumPy
5 3 (1.54%) Pandas
5 3 (1.54%) Play Framework
5 3 (1.54%) SciPy
5 3 (1.54%) Shiny
6 2 (1.03%) ASP.NET
6 2 (1.03%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 25 (12.82%) Management Information System
2 18 (9.23%) Robotics
2 18 (9.23%) Self-Motivation
3 16 (8.21%) Life Science
4 11 (5.64%) User Experience
5 9 (4.62%) Mobile App
6 8 (4.10%) Algorithms
6 8 (4.10%) Social Media
7 7 (3.59%) Cyberthreat
8 6 (3.08%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 5 (2.56%) FMCG
9 5 (2.56%) Internet of Things
10 3 (1.54%) Biotechnology
10 3 (1.54%) Client/Server
11 2 (1.03%) Driving Licence
12 1 (0.51%) Enterprise Software
12 1 (0.51%) Hybrid Cloud
12 1 (0.51%) iPad
12 1 (0.51%) Security Operations Centre
12 1 (0.51%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 20 (10.26%) Windows
2 14 (7.18%) Linux
3 6 (3.08%) Android
3 6 (3.08%) Mac OS
4 4 (2.05%) VMS
4 4 (2.05%) Windows Server
5 3 (1.54%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.54%) SUSE
6 1 (0.51%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (50.26%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (21.03%) DevOps
3 40 (20.51%) Problem-Solving
4 34 (17.44%) Software Engineering
5 30 (15.38%) Project Management
6 29 (14.87%) Software Testing
7 27 (13.85%) Continuous Integration
8 26 (13.33%) Customer Requirements
9 24 (12.31%) Scrum
10 23 (11.79%) TDD
10 23 (11.79%) Unit Testing
11 22 (11.28%) Pair Programming
12 21 (10.77%) Mentoring
13 19 (9.74%) Analytics
14 18 (9.23%) ITIL
15 17 (8.72%) Process Improvement
15 17 (8.72%) Service Delivery
16 16 (8.21%) ITSM
16 16 (8.21%) Stakeholder Management
16 16 (8.21%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 39 (20.00%) C#
1 39 (20.00%) C++
2 33 (16.92%) C
3 21 (10.77%) Java
4 19 (9.74%) SQL
5 13 (6.67%) Python
5 13 (6.67%) VBA
6 8 (4.10%) MATLAB
6 8 (4.10%) R
7 7 (3.59%) VB.NET
8 6 (3.08%) JavaScript
9 3 (1.54%) Groovy
9 3 (1.54%) T-SQL
10 2 (1.03%) Java 8
10 2 (1.03%) PowerShell
10 2 (1.03%) VB
10 2 (1.03%) VB6
11 1 (0.51%) PHP
11 1 (0.51%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.51%) Scala
Qualifications
1 25 (12.82%) Degree
2 10 (5.13%) Computer Science Degree
2 10 (5.13%) Security Cleared
3 5 (2.56%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (1.54%) Master's Degree
5 2 (1.03%) SAP Certification
6 1 (0.51%) CCNA
6 1 (0.51%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.51%) CISMP
6 1 (0.51%) CISSP
6 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.51%) PhD
6 1 (0.51%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (8.72%) SLA
2 14 (7.18%) QA
3 3 (1.54%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.03%) GDPR
4 2 (1.03%) PMO
5 1 (0.51%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.51%) GRC
5 1 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 15288
5 1 (0.51%) NIST
5 1 (0.51%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (1.54%) Active Directory
1 3 (1.54%) vSphere
2 2 (1.03%) Docker
3 1 (0.51%) HDFS
3 1 (0.51%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.51%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 12 (6.15%) Grafana
1 12 (6.15%) Prometheus
2 10 (5.13%) Terraform
3 9 (4.62%) Puppet
4 8 (4.10%) Ansible
4 8 (4.10%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (3.08%) Computer Incident Response Team
5 6 (3.08%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.51%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 1 (0.51%) BMC PATROL
6 1 (0.51%) WSUS
Vendors
1 28 (14.36%) Microsoft
2 12 (6.15%) New Relic
2 12 (6.15%) PagerDuty
3 11 (5.64%) Oracle
4 8 (4.10%) Salesforce.com
5 7 (3.59%) Facebook
5 7 (3.59%) Instagram
6 6 (3.08%) ANSYS
6 6 (3.08%) Bloomberg
7 4 (2.05%) Barracuda Networks
7 4 (2.05%) Cisco
7 4 (2.05%) Google
7 4 (2.05%) Meraki
8 3 (1.54%) Ab Initio
8 3 (1.54%) arcserve
8 3 (1.54%) HP
8 3 (1.54%) SAP
8 3 (1.54%) VMware
9 2 (1.03%) Remedy
9 2 (1.03%) Talend