Period
to 11 December 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in 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 11 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Continual Improvement
UK > England
6 months to
11 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 79 80 101
Rank change year-on-year +1 +21 -6
Permanent jobs citing Continuous Improvement 4,474 5,475 5,398
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 3.63% 3.69% 3.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.94% 4.01% 3.48%
Number of salaries quoted 3,027 3,544 3,791
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.76% +3.96%
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £80,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%

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 England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 113,546 136,649 155,274
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 92.08% 92.07% 92.27%
Number of salaries quoted 90,858 109,378 124,318
England median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.00% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £30,000 £28,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £80,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +3.09%

Continuous Improvement
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Continuous Improvement as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Continuous Improvement in England

Continuous Improvement
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement in England.

Salary trend for Continuous Improvement in England

Continuous Improvement
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement in England over the 6 months to 11 December 2019.

Salary histogram for Continuous Improvement in England

Continuous Improvement
Job Locations in 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 England region over the 6 months to 11 December 2019. 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
London +3 1,862 £65,000 +3.17% 204
South East -14 838 £55,000 - 149
North of England +35 690 £47,500 +5.56% 150
Midlands -10 462 £50,000 +5.26% 123
Yorkshire +40 340 £47,500 - 58
South West +14 339 £50,000 -4.76% 76
West Midlands -2 330 £48,750 +2.63% 80
North West +17 315 £50,000 +11.11% 78
East of England -22 275 £55,000 +15.79% 71
East Midlands -16 131 £50,000 +14.94% 43
North East +19 35 £43,000 +22.86% 14
Continuous Improvement
UK

For the 6 months to 11 December 2019, 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 England region with a requirement for Continuous Improvement.

1 1,924 (43.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1,141 (25.50%) Finance
3 757 (16.92%) Microsoft
4 728 (16.27%) Problem-Solving
5 704 (15.74%) DevOps
6 691 (15.44%) Scrum
7 652 (14.57%) Mentoring
8 633 (14.15%) Azure
9 631 (14.10%) ITIL
10 617 (13.79%) C#
11 616 (13.77%) SQL
12 606 (13.54%) Degree
13 595 (13.30%) AWS
14 584 (13.05%) .NET
15 546 (12.20%) JavaScript
16 538 (12.03%) Project Management
17 520 (11.62%) Java
18 496 (11.09%) SQL Server
19 492 (11.00%) Windows
20 484 (10.82%) Analytical Skills
21 464 (10.37%) Software Engineering
22 458 (10.24%) Change Management
23 446 (9.97%) TDD
24 437 (9.77%) Coaching
25 414 (9.25%) Stakeholder Management
26 372 (8.31%) Test Automation
27 352 (7.87%) Linux
28 347 (7.76%) Continuous Integration
29 346 (7.73%) SDLC
30 343 (7.67%) Git (software)

Continuous Improvement
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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
1 122 (2.73%) Confluence
2 105 (2.35%) SharePoint
3 67 (1.50%) CMS
4 62 (1.39%) Apache Spark
5 46 (1.03%) EPiServer
6 38 (0.85%) MS Exchange
7 35 (0.78%) IIS
8 33 (0.74%) Skype for Business
9 30 (0.67%) Elasticsearch
10 28 (0.63%) Apache
10 28 (0.63%) WebSphere
11 21 (0.47%) WordPress
12 19 (0.42%) Sitecore CMS
13 18 (0.40%) Cloud Foundry
14 16 (0.36%) BizTalk Server
14 16 (0.36%) WebLogic
15 14 (0.31%) OpenStack
15 14 (0.31%) Tomcat
16 13 (0.29%) Mule
16 13 (0.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 135 (3.02%) Microsoft Office
2 121 (2.70%) Microsoft Excel
3 42 (0.94%) MS Visio
4 40 (0.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 37 (0.83%) Microsoft Project
6 21 (0.47%) InVision
7 20 (0.45%) Sketch
8 14 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
9 9 (0.20%) OmniGraffle
10 6 (0.13%) Photoshop
11 5 (0.11%) Chatbot
11 5 (0.11%) GNU Octave
12 4 (0.089%) InDesign
13 2 (0.045%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 2 (0.045%) Adobe Premiere
13 2 (0.045%) FileZilla
13 2 (0.045%) Fireworks
13 2 (0.045%) Flinto
14 1 (0.022%) Notepad++
14 1 (0.022%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 36 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (0.42%) SAP ERP
3 18 (0.40%) SAP S/4HANA
4 16 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
5 13 (0.29%) assyst
6 12 (0.27%) Documaker
6 12 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
6 12 (0.27%) SAP MM
7 9 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
7 9 (0.20%) Oracle ERP
7 9 (0.20%) SAP Hybris
8 8 (0.18%) Loan IQ
8 8 (0.18%) Oracle EBS R12
8 8 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
8 8 (0.18%) SAP HCM
8 8 (0.18%) SAP HR
9 6 (0.13%) Dynamics GP
9 6 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
9 6 (0.13%) Oracle HRMS
9 6 (0.13%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 633 (14.15%) Azure
2 595 (13.30%) AWS
3 234 (5.23%) Office 365
4 193 (4.31%) SaaS
5 121 (2.70%) IaaS
5 121 (2.70%) PaaS
6 108 (2.41%) Power Platform
7 89 (1.99%) GCP
8 79 (1.77%) Serverless
9 77 (1.72%) GitHub
10 65 (1.45%) Cloud Computing
11 64 (1.43%) Dynamics 365
12 48 (1.07%) Amazon S3
13 46 (1.03%) Amazon EC2
13 46 (1.03%) AWS CloudFormation
14 38 (0.85%) AWS Lambda
15 34 (0.76%) OpenShift
16 29 (0.65%) Azure Active Directory
16 29 (0.65%) PowerApps
17 26 (0.58%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 221 (4.94%) Firewall
2 144 (3.22%) WAN
3 137 (3.06%) LAN
4 125 (2.79%) Internet
5 117 (2.62%) DNS
6 98 (2.19%) DHCP
7 94 (2.10%) Wireless
8 91 (2.03%) TCP/IP
9 83 (1.86%) Network Security
10 68 (1.52%) VPN
11 56 (1.25%) SAN
12 55 (1.23%) HTTP
13 53 (1.18%) VoIP
14 44 (0.98%) OSPF
15 40 (0.89%) Broadband
16 38 (0.85%) BGP
17 36 (0.80%) Skype
18 32 (0.72%) MPLS
19 29 (0.65%) Intranet
20 28 (0.63%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 496 (11.09%) SQL Server
2 168 (3.76%) Relational Database
3 139 (3.11%) Big Data
4 130 (2.91%) NoSQL
5 110 (2.46%) Data Warehouse
6 95 (2.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 94 (2.10%) Power BI
8 93 (2.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 70 (1.56%) MongoDB
10 68 (1.52%) MySQL
11 65 (1.45%) Hadoop
12 59 (1.32%) SQL Server 2012
13 52 (1.16%) Oracle Database
14 49 (1.10%) PostgreSQL
15 42 (0.94%) Redis
16 41 (0.92%) RDBMS
17 38 (0.85%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 34 (0.76%) Azure SQL Database
19 32 (0.72%) BusinessObjects
19 32 (0.72%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 343 (7.67%) Git (software)
2 250 (5.59%) JIRA
3 197 (4.40%) Jenkins
4 152 (3.40%) Selenium
5 122 (2.73%) Visual Studio
6 83 (1.86%) Cucumber
7 82 (1.83%) Maven
8 70 (1.56%) Bitbucket
9 69 (1.54%) Jasmine
10 66 (1.48%) Subversion
11 62 (1.39%) Octopus Deploy
12 57 (1.27%) NUnit
12 57 (1.27%) Team Foundation Server
12 57 (1.27%) Visual Studio Team System
13 55 (1.23%) Karma Test Runner
14 54 (1.21%) SpecFlow
15 50 (1.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 50 (1.12%) JMeter
16 47 (1.05%) JUnit
17 46 (1.03%) GitLab
General
1 1,141 (25.50%) Finance
2 232 (5.19%) Banking
3 195 (4.36%) Telecoms
4 181 (4.05%) Retail
5 173 (3.87%) Legal
6 169 (3.78%) Marketing
7 132 (2.95%) Public Sector
8 104 (2.32%) Games
9 84 (1.88%) Law
10 64 (1.43%) Manufacturing
11 56 (1.25%) Front Office
12 53 (1.18%) Aerospace
13 38 (0.85%) Financial Institution
14 37 (0.83%) Advertising
15 36 (0.80%) Back Office
16 31 (0.69%) Publishing
17 22 (0.49%) Investment Banking
18 19 (0.42%) Billing
18 19 (0.42%) Electronics
19 17 (0.38%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 751 (16.79%) Developer
2 466 (10.42%) Analyst
3 221 (4.94%) Architect
4 184 (4.11%) Senior Developer
5 183 (4.09%) Project Manager
6 147 (3.29%) DevOps Engineer
7 143 (3.20%) C# Developer
7 143 (3.20%) Delivery Manager
8 142 (3.17%) Software Engineer
9 139 (3.11%) IT Manager
10 128 (2.86%) .NET Developer
11 123 (2.75%) Business Analyst
12 122 (2.73%) Solutions Architect
13 119 (2.66%) Service Manager
14 114 (2.55%) Administrator
15 113 (2.53%) Consultant
15 113 (2.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 109 (2.44%) Java Developer
17 97 (2.17%) Support Engineer
18 95 (2.12%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 584 (13.05%) .NET
2 343 (7.67%) HTML
3 305 (6.82%) CSS
4 274 (6.12%) Web Services
5 242 (5.41%) ASP.NET
6 238 (5.32%) REST
7 190 (4.25%) React
8 172 (3.84%) AngularJS
9 167 (3.73%) Node.js
10 154 (3.44%) HTML5
11 147 (3.29%) .NET Framework
12 133 (2.97%) XML
13 124 (2.77%) Spring
14 123 (2.75%) ASP.NET MVC
15 121 (2.70%) ASP.NET Web API
16 107 (2.39%) JSON
17 105 (2.35%) .NET Core
18 99 (2.21%) RESTful
19 98 (2.19%) WCF
20 96 (2.15%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 484 (10.82%) Analytical Skills
2 328 (7.33%) Management Information System
3 310 (6.93%) User Experience
4 199 (4.45%) Self-Motivation
5 148 (3.31%) Data Centre
6 95 (2.12%) Greenfield Project
7 91 (2.03%) Data Structures
8 88 (1.97%) Mobile App
9 79 (1.77%) Algorithms
10 77 (1.72%) Cloud Native
11 74 (1.65%) Public Cloud
12 70 (1.56%) Enterprise Software
13 68 (1.52%) Virtual Team
14 54 (1.21%) Social Network
15 51 (1.14%) Hybrid Cloud
16 49 (1.10%) Client/Server
17 39 (0.87%) CMDB
18 34 (0.76%) Social Media
18 34 (0.76%) Wiki
19 31 (0.69%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 492 (11.00%) Windows
2 352 (7.87%) Linux
3 147 (3.29%) Windows 10
4 143 (3.20%) Unix
5 130 (2.91%) Windows Server
6 87 (1.94%) Windows 7
7 75 (1.68%) Apple iOS
8 74 (1.65%) Android
9 52 (1.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 45 (1.01%) Windows Server 2012
11 35 (0.78%) Windows Server 2008
12 28 (0.63%) Mac OS
13 24 (0.54%) Windows 8
14 23 (0.51%) CentOS
15 18 (0.40%) Windows Server 2003
16 8 (0.18%) VMS
17 7 (0.16%) Fedora
17 7 (0.16%) ThreadX
17 7 (0.16%) zOS
18 6 (0.13%) CatOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,924 (43.00%) Agile Software Development
2 728 (16.27%) Problem-Solving
3 704 (15.74%) DevOps
4 691 (15.44%) Scrum
5 652 (14.57%) Mentoring
6 631 (14.10%) ITIL
7 538 (12.03%) Project Management
8 464 (10.37%) Software Engineering
9 458 (10.24%) Change Management
10 446 (9.97%) TDD
11 437 (9.77%) Coaching
12 414 (9.25%) Stakeholder Management
13 372 (8.31%) Test Automation
14 347 (7.76%) Continuous Integration
15 346 (7.73%) SDLC
16 335 (7.49%) Information Security
17 332 (7.42%) Service Delivery
18 318 (7.11%) Project Delivery
19 277 (6.19%) Kanban
20 274 (6.12%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 617 (13.79%) C#
2 616 (13.77%) SQL
3 546 (12.20%) JavaScript
4 520 (11.62%) Java
5 336 (7.51%) Python
6 191 (4.27%) C
7 184 (4.11%) PowerShell
8 122 (2.73%) T-SQL
9 99 (2.21%) TypeScript
10 72 (1.61%) Scala
11 68 (1.52%) C++
12 66 (1.48%) Ruby
13 63 (1.41%) Bash Shell
14 58 (1.30%) ES6
15 57 (1.27%) PL/SQL
16 51 (1.14%) Java 8
17 46 (1.03%) PHP
18 44 (0.98%) Go
19 40 (0.89%) Perl
19 40 (0.89%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 606 (13.54%) Degree
2 198 (4.43%) Security Cleared
3 142 (3.17%) SC Cleared
4 120 (2.68%) Cisco Certification
5 119 (2.66%) CISSP
6 107 (2.39%) Computer Science Degree
7 99 (2.21%) DV Cleared
8 91 (2.03%) CISM
9 88 (1.97%) Microsoft Certification
10 66 (1.48%) ITIL Certification
11 56 (1.25%) CISA
12 55 (1.23%) ISTQB
13 48 (1.07%) MCSE
14 45 (1.01%) CCNP
15 44 (0.98%) CCIE
16 40 (0.89%) ISEB
17 37 (0.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 33 (0.74%) CCNA
19 31 (0.69%) PMI Certification
20 30 (0.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 300 (6.71%) QA
2 233 (5.21%) SLA
3 202 (4.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 94 (2.10%) PMO
5 89 (1.99%) GDPR
6 87 (1.94%) Data Quality
7 68 (1.52%) PCI DSS
8 62 (1.39%) NIST
9 45 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 36 (0.80%) Cyber Essentials
11 22 (0.49%) COBIT
12 18 (0.40%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 18 (0.40%) ISO 9001
12 18 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 15 (0.34%) ISO 22301
14 10 (0.22%) ISAE 3402
14 10 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 17025
14 10 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 10 (0.22%) SSAE 16
15 8 (0.18%) NCSC
System Software
1 257 (5.74%) Docker
2 249 (5.57%) Active Directory
3 121 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
4 45 (1.01%) Hyper-V
5 33 (0.74%) Virtual Machines
6 30 (0.67%) vSphere
7 24 (0.54%) XenDesktop
8 23 (0.51%) XenApp
9 15 (0.34%) HDFS
10 14 (0.31%) Firmware
11 13 (0.29%) Virtual Desktop
12 12 (0.27%) Microsoft App-V
13 9 (0.20%) BitLocker
14 6 (0.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 6 (0.13%) GridGain
14 6 (0.13%) Terminal Services
14 6 (0.13%) Varnish
14 6 (0.13%) Virtual Servers
14 6 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
15 5 (0.11%) RACF
Systems Management
1 221 (4.94%) Kubernetes
2 185 (4.14%) Ansible
3 144 (3.22%) Puppet
4 107 (2.39%) Terraform
5 105 (2.35%) Opscode Chef
6 89 (1.99%) SCCM
7 34 (0.76%) Istio
8 20 (0.45%) Automic
9 19 (0.42%) Grafana
9 19 (0.42%) Kibana
10 18 (0.40%) BMC PATROL
11 15 (0.34%) Microsoft Intune
11 15 (0.34%) Packer
11 15 (0.34%) SCOM
12 14 (0.31%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 14 (0.31%) Prometheus
13 13 (0.29%) Single Sign-On
14 10 (0.22%) Graphite
14 10 (0.22%) NetBackup
14 10 (0.22%) WSUS
Vendors
1 757 (16.92%) Microsoft
2 232 (5.19%) Oracle
3 194 (4.34%) SAP
4 191 (4.27%) Cisco
5 158 (3.53%) Citrix
5 158 (3.53%) VMware
6 140 (3.13%) Salesforce.com
7 94 (2.10%) ServiceNow
8 91 (2.03%) Apple
9 85 (1.90%) Google
10 84 (1.88%) WorldPay
11 68 (1.52%) Splunk
12 64 (1.43%) Atlassian
13 58 (1.30%) HP
14 48 (1.07%) Tealium
15 44 (0.98%) Red Hat
16 39 (0.87%) IBM
16 39 (0.87%) Juniper
16 39 (0.87%) Palo Alto
17 37 (0.83%) CheckPoint