Period
to 23 September 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 23 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Continual Improvement
UK > England
6 months to
23 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 73 85 104
Rank change year-on-year +12 +19 -12
Permanent jobs citing Continuous Improvement 5,014 5,524 5,068
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 3.88% 3.58% 3.07%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.21% 3.90% 3.33%
Number of salaries quoted 3,231 3,542 3,515
England median annual salary £54,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -0.91% +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £83,750 £80,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £54,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year -2.78% +2.86% +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 119,166 141,527 152,293
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 92.12% 91.78% 92.31%
Number of salaries quoted 94,410 113,518 121,097
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,140 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.71% +0.28% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,500 £28,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £83,750 £80,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +4.17%

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 +10 1,879 £62,500 -3.85% 202
South East -3 957 £55,000 - 162
North of England +38 930 £47,500 - 144
North West +19 494 £45,000 -6.74% 74
Midlands -13 471 £50,000 +5.26% 102
South West +38 449 £50,000 +3.09% 72
Yorkshire +55 399 £47,500 -5.00% 58
West Midlands -19 313 £50,000 +5.26% 63
East of England -9 303 £55,000 +10.00% 64
East Midlands +4 157 £50,000 +11.11% 39
North East +21 37 £42,885 +10.67% 12
Continuous Improvement
UK

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 2,239 (44.65%) Agile Software Development
2 1,227 (24.47%) Finance
3 862 (17.19%) Microsoft
4 838 (16.71%) Problem-Solving
5 782 (15.60%) Degree
6 741 (14.78%) ITIL
7 723 (14.42%) Mentoring
8 720 (14.36%) Scrum
9 708 (14.12%) DevOps
10 690 (13.76%) SQL
11 682 (13.60%) C#
12 635 (12.66%) .NET
13 609 (12.15%) Project Management
14 587 (11.71%) JavaScript
15 586 (11.69%) SQL Server
15 586 (11.69%) Azure
16 579 (11.55%) TDD
17 576 (11.49%) AWS
18 574 (11.45%) Java
19 545 (10.87%) Analytical Skills
20 503 (10.03%) Software Engineering
20 503 (10.03%) Coaching
21 485 (9.67%) Test Automation
22 472 (9.41%) Windows
23 464 (9.25%) Change Management
24 445 (8.88%) Stakeholder Management
25 433 (8.64%) Service Delivery
26 414 (8.26%) SDLC
27 408 (8.14%) Continuous Integration
28 401 (8.00%) QA

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
1 151 (3.01%) SharePoint
2 121 (2.41%) Confluence
3 73 (1.46%) CMS
4 72 (1.44%) Apache Spark
5 59 (1.18%) MS Exchange
6 52 (1.04%) IIS
7 41 (0.82%) Skype for Business
8 39 (0.78%) WebSphere
9 38 (0.76%) Elasticsearch
10 37 (0.74%) Apache
11 35 (0.70%) EPiServer
12 26 (0.52%) Sitecore CMS
13 16 (0.32%) WordPress
14 15 (0.30%) SharePoint 2010
15 14 (0.28%) nginx
15 14 (0.28%) SAS
15 14 (0.28%) Umbraco
16 13 (0.26%) ArcGIS
16 13 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2007
17 12 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 186 (3.71%) Microsoft Office
2 160 (3.19%) Microsoft Excel
3 64 (1.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 46 (0.92%) Microsoft Project
5 42 (0.84%) MS Visio
6 32 (0.64%) InVision
6 32 (0.64%) Sketch
7 23 (0.46%) OmniGraffle
8 13 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
9 12 (0.24%) Chatbot
10 6 (0.12%) Photoshop
11 5 (0.100%) GNU Octave
11 5 (0.100%) InDesign
12 4 (0.080%) Adobe Premiere
13 2 (0.040%) Acrobat
13 2 (0.040%) Adobe Illustrator
13 2 (0.040%) FileZilla
13 2 (0.040%) Flinto
14 1 (0.020%) InfoPath
14 1 (0.020%) Notepad++
Business Applications
1 35 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 26 (0.52%) SAP ERP
3 25 (0.50%) Remedy ITSM
4 17 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
4 17 (0.34%) SAP Hybris
5 14 (0.28%) SAP S/4HANA
6 13 (0.26%) Dynamics GP
7 12 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
7 12 (0.24%) SAP IBP
7 12 (0.24%) SAP MM
7 12 (0.24%) Teamcenter
8 9 (0.18%) SAP APO
8 9 (0.18%) SAP PP
9 8 (0.16%) Endur
9 8 (0.16%) Loan IQ
9 8 (0.16%) Magento
9 8 (0.16%) SAP SD
10 7 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
10 7 (0.14%) Exstream
10 7 (0.14%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 586 (11.69%) Azure
2 576 (11.49%) AWS
3 270 (5.38%) Office 365
4 208 (4.15%) SaaS
5 118 (2.35%) IaaS
6 107 (2.13%) PaaS
7 105 (2.09%) Power Platform
8 95 (1.89%) GCP
9 84 (1.68%) Serverless
10 57 (1.14%) Cloud Computing
11 56 (1.12%) GitHub
12 54 (1.08%) Dynamics 365
13 53 (1.06%) AWS Lambda
14 47 (0.94%) Amazon S3
15 38 (0.76%) Amazon EC2
15 38 (0.76%) AWS CloudFormation
16 34 (0.68%) OneDrive
17 31 (0.62%) Azure Active Directory
18 30 (0.60%) Adobe Creative Cloud
19 29 (0.58%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 212 (4.23%) Firewall
2 151 (3.01%) DNS
3 149 (2.97%) Broadband
4 143 (2.85%) WAN
5 141 (2.81%) Internet
6 136 (2.71%) LAN
7 114 (2.27%) DHCP
8 109 (2.17%) Wireless
9 96 (1.91%) TCP/IP
10 80 (1.60%) HTTP
11 78 (1.56%) VPN
12 74 (1.48%) Network Security
13 68 (1.36%) SAN
14 53 (1.06%) MPLS
15 45 (0.90%) Skype
16 41 (0.82%) SSL
17 37 (0.74%) VoIP
18 35 (0.70%) Intranet
18 35 (0.70%) OSPF
19 34 (0.68%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 586 (11.69%) SQL Server
2 198 (3.95%) Relational Database
3 145 (2.89%) Big Data
4 129 (2.57%) Data Warehouse
5 109 (2.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 108 (2.15%) MySQL
7 92 (1.83%) MongoDB
8 91 (1.81%) NoSQL
9 88 (1.76%) Power BI
10 82 (1.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 60 (1.20%) Hadoop
12 57 (1.14%) PostgreSQL
12 57 (1.14%) SQL Server 2012
13 52 (1.04%) Data Lake
14 42 (0.84%) RDBMS
15 38 (0.76%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 37 (0.74%) Oracle Database
17 29 (0.58%) Apache Hive
18 28 (0.56%) DB2
18 28 (0.56%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 317 (6.32%) Git (software)
2 305 (6.08%) JIRA
3 199 (3.97%) Jenkins
4 193 (3.85%) Selenium
5 106 (2.11%) Cucumber
6 92 (1.83%) Visual Studio
7 86 (1.72%) Jasmine
8 78 (1.56%) Maven
9 69 (1.38%) Team Foundation Server
10 65 (1.30%) TeamCity
11 63 (1.26%) Mocha
12 62 (1.24%) JUnit
13 56 (1.12%) Bitbucket
14 55 (1.10%) Karma Test Runner
15 52 (1.04%) SpecFlow
16 48 (0.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 48 (0.96%) Protractor
17 47 (0.94%) Visual Studio Team System
18 45 (0.90%) Subversion
19 44 (0.88%) WebDriver
General
1 1,227 (24.47%) Finance
2 263 (5.25%) Retail
3 236 (4.71%) Banking
4 235 (4.69%) Marketing
5 216 (4.31%) Public Sector
6 211 (4.21%) Telecoms
7 182 (3.63%) Legal
8 122 (2.43%) Manufacturing
9 116 (2.31%) Games
10 63 (1.26%) Law
11 48 (0.96%) Back Office
12 44 (0.88%) Front Office
13 37 (0.74%) Financial Institution
14 34 (0.68%) Advertising
15 33 (0.66%) Aerospace
15 33 (0.66%) Publishing
16 27 (0.54%) Billing
17 23 (0.46%) Electronics
18 21 (0.42%) Investment Banking
18 21 (0.42%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 885 (17.65%) Developer
2 543 (10.83%) Analyst
3 250 (4.99%) Senior Developer
4 229 (4.57%) Architect
5 189 (3.77%) Service Manager
6 188 (3.75%) Delivery Manager
7 171 (3.41%) Project Manager
8 163 (3.25%) IT Manager
9 155 (3.09%) .NET Developer
10 140 (2.79%) C# Developer
11 133 (2.65%) DevOps Engineer
12 125 (2.49%) Software Engineer
13 121 (2.41%) Java Developer
14 120 (2.39%) Scrum Master
15 118 (2.35%) Business Analyst
15 118 (2.35%) Consultant
16 117 (2.33%) Solutions Architect
16 117 (2.33%) Team Leader
17 112 (2.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
18 107 (2.13%) Service Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 635 (12.66%) .NET
2 378 (7.54%) HTML
3 336 (6.70%) CSS
4 270 (5.38%) Web Services
5 231 (4.61%) ASP.NET
6 223 (4.45%) React
7 215 (4.29%) REST
8 210 (4.19%) AngularJS
9 160 (3.19%) Node.js
10 158 (3.15%) HTML5
11 128 (2.55%) Spring
12 126 (2.51%) RESTful
13 124 (2.47%) XML
14 121 (2.41%) .NET Framework
15 118 (2.35%) ASP.NET MVC
16 113 (2.25%) WCF
17 102 (2.03%) ASP.NET Web API
18 99 (1.97%) .NET Core
19 93 (1.85%) SOAP
20 92 (1.83%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 545 (10.87%) Analytical Skills
2 399 (7.96%) User Experience
3 374 (7.46%) Management Information System
4 231 (4.61%) Self-Motivation
5 139 (2.77%) Data Centre
6 108 (2.15%) Data Structures
7 106 (2.11%) Algorithms
8 100 (1.99%) Enterprise Software
9 78 (1.56%) Virtual Team
10 76 (1.52%) Mobile App
11 68 (1.36%) Public Cloud
12 67 (1.34%) Greenfield Project
13 64 (1.28%) Social Network
14 57 (1.14%) Cloud Native
15 46 (0.92%) CMDB
15 46 (0.92%) e-Learning
16 43 (0.86%) Robotics
17 40 (0.80%) Wiki
18 39 (0.78%) Online Gambling
19 38 (0.76%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 472 (9.41%) Windows
2 352 (7.02%) Linux
3 164 (3.27%) Windows Server
4 160 (3.19%) Windows 10
5 139 (2.77%) Unix
6 85 (1.70%) Apple iOS
7 81 (1.62%) Android
8 80 (1.60%) Windows 7
9 72 (1.44%) Windows Server 2012
10 58 (1.16%) Windows Server 2008
11 46 (0.92%) Windows 8
12 38 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 37 (0.74%) Mac OS
14 25 (0.50%) Windows Server 2003
15 20 (0.40%) CatOS
16 19 (0.38%) CentOS
17 11 (0.22%) ThreadX
18 10 (0.20%) zOS
19 9 (0.18%) Fedora
20 8 (0.16%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,239 (44.65%) Agile Software Development
2 838 (16.71%) Problem-Solving
3 741 (14.78%) ITIL
4 723 (14.42%) Mentoring
5 720 (14.36%) Scrum
6 708 (14.12%) DevOps
7 609 (12.15%) Project Management
8 579 (11.55%) TDD
9 503 (10.03%) Coaching
9 503 (10.03%) Software Engineering
10 485 (9.67%) Test Automation
11 464 (9.25%) Change Management
12 445 (8.88%) Stakeholder Management
13 433 (8.64%) Service Delivery
14 414 (8.26%) SDLC
15 408 (8.14%) Continuous Integration
16 390 (7.78%) Information Security
17 387 (7.72%) Service Management
18 381 (7.60%) Decision-Making
19 353 (7.04%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 690 (13.76%) SQL
2 682 (13.60%) C#
3 587 (11.71%) JavaScript
4 574 (11.45%) Java
5 357 (7.12%) Python
6 210 (4.19%) PowerShell
7 203 (4.05%) C
8 119 (2.37%) TypeScript
9 116 (2.31%) C++
10 91 (1.81%) T-SQL
11 88 (1.76%) Scala
12 80 (1.60%) Ruby
13 79 (1.58%) PHP
14 67 (1.34%) ES6
15 56 (1.12%) PL/SQL
16 54 (1.08%) Java 8
17 52 (1.04%) Go
17 52 (1.04%) R
18 46 (0.92%) Bash Shell
19 42 (0.84%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 782 (15.60%) Degree
2 233 (4.65%) Security Cleared
3 151 (3.01%) SC Cleared
4 129 (2.57%) Cisco Certification
5 120 (2.39%) DV Cleared
6 114 (2.27%) Computer Science Degree
6 114 (2.27%) ISTQB
7 113 (2.25%) Microsoft Certification
8 112 (2.23%) CISSP
9 105 (2.09%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 77 (1.54%) CISM
10 77 (1.54%) ITIL Certification
11 71 (1.42%) CCNP
12 62 (1.24%) MCSE
13 59 (1.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 54 (1.08%) CCNA
15 48 (0.96%) ISEB
16 44 (0.88%) CISA
17 34 (0.68%) PMI Certification
18 33 (0.66%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 401 (8.00%) QA
2 299 (5.96%) SLA
3 236 (4.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 112 (2.23%) PMO
5 108 (2.15%) Data Quality
6 99 (1.97%) GDPR
7 80 (1.60%) ISO 9001
8 58 (1.16%) NIST
9 56 (1.12%) PCI DSS
10 41 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 39 (0.78%) ISAE 3402
12 28 (0.56%) COBIT
12 28 (0.56%) Cyber Essentials
13 26 (0.52%) SSAE 16
14 21 (0.42%) ISO 22301
15 14 (0.28%) WAI
16 12 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 20000
17 11 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
18 8 (0.16%) NCSC
19 7 (0.14%) NEBOSH
System Software
1 317 (6.32%) Active Directory
2 213 (4.25%) Docker
3 157 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 52 (1.04%) Hyper-V
5 40 (0.80%) XenApp
6 34 (0.68%) vSphere
7 30 (0.60%) Virtual Machines
8 25 (0.50%) XenDesktop
9 20 (0.40%) Virtual Desktop
10 17 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
11 16 (0.32%) Microsoft App-V
12 13 (0.26%) Firmware
13 10 (0.20%) VMware Server
14 9 (0.18%) BitLocker
15 8 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
16 7 (0.14%) Terminal Services
17 6 (0.12%) HDFS
17 6 (0.12%) Varnish
18 4 (0.080%) Apache Flume
18 4 (0.080%) LXC
Systems Management
1 190 (3.79%) Kubernetes
2 171 (3.41%) Ansible
3 142 (2.83%) Puppet
4 114 (2.27%) SCCM
5 107 (2.13%) Opscode Chef
6 92 (1.83%) Terraform
7 35 (0.70%) Istio
8 30 (0.60%) HP ALM
9 26 (0.52%) HP Quality Center
9 26 (0.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 24 (0.48%) CA Service Virtualization
11 23 (0.46%) Microsoft Intune
12 22 (0.44%) FortiGate
12 22 (0.44%) WSUS
13 18 (0.36%) Kibana
13 18 (0.36%) Nessus
14 16 (0.32%) RANCID
14 16 (0.32%) SCOM
15 15 (0.30%) Grafana
15 15 (0.30%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 862 (17.19%) Microsoft
2 277 (5.52%) Oracle
3 250 (4.99%) SAP
4 202 (4.03%) Citrix
5 199 (3.97%) VMware
6 181 (3.61%) Salesforce.com
7 164 (3.27%) Cisco
8 98 (1.95%) ServiceNow
9 91 (1.81%) HP
10 83 (1.66%) Google
11 79 (1.58%) Apple
12 66 (1.32%) Splunk
13 61 (1.22%) Adobe
13 61 (1.22%) Atlassian
14 47 (0.94%) WorldPay
15 45 (0.90%) Informatica
16 43 (0.86%) Juniper
17 42 (0.84%) Tealium
18 40 (0.80%) Red Hat
19 39 (0.78%) Pega