Period
to 24 May 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 24 May 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Continual Improvement
UK > England
6 months to
24 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 74 90 98
Rank change year-on-year +16 +8 +8
Permanent jobs citing Continuous Improvement 5,106 5,552 4,832
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 3.80% 3.44% 3.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.14% 3.75% 3.31%
Number of salaries quoted 3,151 3,746 3,422
England median annual salary £53,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.95% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £33,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £83,750 £82,500 £80,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £51,500
% change year-on-year - +1.94% +6.19%

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 123,284 148,166 145,948
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 91.70% 91.79% 91.45%
Number of salaries quoted 97,323 120,096 120,611
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,750 £28,000
90th Percentile £86,250 £82,500 £80,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -

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 24 May 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 24 May 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 +1 2,027 £62,500 - 53
South East +18 951 £55,000 +10.00% 41
North of England +29 842 £45,000 -10.00% 49
North West +25 502 £45,000 -10.00% 28
Midlands -7 484 £47,500 - 29
South West -3 424 £45,000 -10.00% 37
East of England +28 341 £50,000 -9.09% 25
West Midlands -20 338 £47,500 -5.00% 22
Yorkshire +7 291 £47,500 - 18
East Midlands +13 146 £37,500 -11.76% 7
North East +16 49 £40,000 -10.61% 3
Continuous Improvement
UK

For the 6 months to 24 May 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 2,483 (48.63%) Agile Software Development
2 1,224 (23.97%) Finance
3 988 (19.35%) Degree
4 947 (18.55%) Microsoft
5 842 (16.49%) Scrum
6 810 (15.86%) Problem-Solving
7 789 (15.45%) Software Engineering
8 778 (15.24%) Java
9 737 (14.43%) SQL
10 702 (13.75%) ITIL
11 692 (13.55%) QA
12 684 (13.40%) DevOps
13 671 (13.14%) Mentoring
14 661 (12.95%) JavaScript
15 660 (12.93%) C#
16 613 (12.01%) SQL Server
17 605 (11.85%) Project Management
18 603 (11.81%) .NET
19 591 (11.57%) Analytical Skills
20 575 (11.26%) Test Automation
21 559 (10.95%) Change Management
22 545 (10.67%) Amazon AWS
23 544 (10.65%) Information Security
24 541 (10.60%) Management Information System
25 538 (10.54%) Microsoft Azure
26 536 (10.50%) Continuous Integration
26 536 (10.50%) Coaching
27 523 (10.24%) TDD
28 514 (10.07%) Computer Science
29 510 (9.99%) Stakeholder Management

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
1 221 (4.33%) SharePoint
2 101 (1.98%) Confluence
3 75 (1.47%) MS Exchange
4 69 (1.35%) IIS
5 64 (1.25%) CMS
6 62 (1.21%) Elasticsearch
7 54 (1.06%) Apache Spark
8 49 (0.96%) Apache
9 47 (0.92%) Tomcat
10 40 (0.78%) Skype for Business
11 36 (0.71%) WebSphere
12 26 (0.51%) SharePoint 2010
13 22 (0.43%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 22 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
13 22 (0.43%) Sitecore CMS
14 20 (0.39%) SAS
15 18 (0.35%) Documentum
16 17 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2007
17 14 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2010
18 13 (0.25%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 269 (5.27%) Microsoft Office
2 161 (3.15%) Microsoft Excel
3 72 (1.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 64 (1.25%) MS Visio
5 61 (1.19%) Microsoft Project
6 20 (0.39%) Sketch
7 15 (0.29%) Photoshop
8 14 (0.27%) InVision
9 13 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
10 12 (0.24%) Adobe XD
11 11 (0.22%) InDesign
12 9 (0.18%) OmniGraffle
13 8 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 8 (0.16%) UXPin
14 6 (0.12%) Acrobat
15 5 (0.098%) Chatbot
15 5 (0.098%) Spreadsheet
16 4 (0.078%) AutoCAD
16 4 (0.078%) Flinto
16 4 (0.078%) Marvel
Business Applications
1 108 (2.12%) Temenos T24
2 90 (1.76%) thinkFolio
3 46 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
4 27 (0.53%) Remedy ITSM
5 20 (0.39%) SAP FI
6 19 (0.37%) SAP CO
6 19 (0.37%) SAP ERP
6 19 (0.37%) SAP FI/CO
7 18 (0.35%) SAP Hybris
8 17 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
8 17 (0.33%) Dynamics GP
9 14 (0.27%) SAP HCM
9 14 (0.27%) SAP S/4HANA
10 13 (0.25%) SAP HR
11 12 (0.24%) Endur
11 12 (0.24%) SAP SD
12 11 (0.22%) SAP BPC
12 11 (0.22%) SAP CRM
13 9 (0.18%) SAP GTS
13 9 (0.18%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 545 (10.67%) Amazon AWS
2 538 (10.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 276 (5.41%) Office 365
4 204 (4.00%) SaaS
5 131 (2.57%) PaaS
6 101 (1.98%) Serverless
7 97 (1.90%) IaaS
8 90 (1.76%) Amazon S3
9 84 (1.65%) Power Platform
10 83 (1.63%) AWS Lambda
11 79 (1.55%) Google Cloud Platform
12 73 (1.43%) Amazon EC2
13 62 (1.21%) AWS CloudFormation
14 56 (1.10%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 52 (1.02%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 47 (0.92%) GitHub
17 46 (0.90%) Amazon SQS
18 38 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
19 37 (0.72%) Amazon Kinesis
20 36 (0.71%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 223 (4.37%) Firewall
2 199 (3.90%) DNS
3 154 (3.02%) Broadband
4 122 (2.39%) DHCP
5 116 (2.27%) LAN
6 110 (2.15%) WAN
7 103 (2.02%) HTTP
8 102 (2.00%) Internet
9 78 (1.53%) TCP/IP
10 73 (1.43%) VPN
11 65 (1.27%) Wireless
12 56 (1.10%) SAN
13 45 (0.88%) Cisco ASA
13 45 (0.88%) SSL
14 44 (0.86%) Network Security
14 44 (0.86%) Skype
15 42 (0.82%) Intranet
16 41 (0.80%) VoIP
17 38 (0.74%) VLAN
18 37 (0.72%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 613 (12.01%) SQL Server
2 162 (3.17%) Relational Database
3 154 (3.02%) Big Data
4 122 (2.39%) MySQL
5 120 (2.35%) NoSQL
6 110 (2.15%) Data Warehouse
7 105 (2.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 97 (1.90%) MongoDB
9 81 (1.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 75 (1.47%) Power BI
11 74 (1.45%) SQL Server 2012
12 69 (1.35%) PostgreSQL
13 64 (1.25%) Amazon RDS
14 56 (1.10%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 42 (0.82%) DB2
16 40 (0.78%) BusinessObjects
17 37 (0.72%) Hadoop
18 34 (0.67%) SQL Server 2008
19 30 (0.59%) SQL Server 2016
20 29 (0.57%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 384 (7.52%) Git (software)
2 334 (6.54%) JIRA
3 263 (5.15%) Jenkins
4 197 (3.86%) Selenium
5 151 (2.96%) Team Foundation Server
6 115 (2.25%) TeamCity
7 106 (2.08%) Cucumber
8 101 (1.98%) Maven
9 78 (1.53%) Octopus Deploy
10 71 (1.39%) Jasmine
11 70 (1.37%) Visual Studio
12 66 (1.29%) JUnit
13 65 (1.27%) Grunt
13 65 (1.27%) Visual Studio Team System
14 64 (1.25%) Mocha
15 62 (1.21%) gulp
16 57 (1.12%) WebDriver
17 52 (1.02%) SoapUI
18 51 (1.00%) Bitbucket
18 51 (1.00%) Hudson
General
1 1,224 (23.97%) Finance
2 442 (8.66%) Banking
3 323 (6.33%) Retail
4 240 (4.70%) Marketing
5 223 (4.37%) Games
6 174 (3.41%) Legal
7 155 (3.04%) Telecoms
8 115 (2.25%) Manufacturing
9 85 (1.66%) Billing
10 72 (1.41%) Front Office
11 70 (1.37%) Law
12 65 (1.27%) Back Office
13 48 (0.94%) Advertising
13 48 (0.94%) Financial Institution
14 37 (0.72%) Publishing
15 32 (0.63%) German Language
16 29 (0.57%) Aerospace
17 24 (0.47%) Military
18 23 (0.45%) Local Government
18 23 (0.45%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 965 (18.90%) Developer
2 789 (15.45%) Analyst
3 283 (5.54%) Business Analyst
4 251 (4.92%) Architect
5 238 (4.66%) Senior Developer
6 220 (4.31%) .NET Developer
7 216 (4.23%) Project Manager
8 179 (3.51%) Java Developer
9 176 (3.45%) C# Developer
10 174 (3.41%) IT Manager
11 168 (3.29%) Delivery Manager
12 165 (3.23%) Service Manager
13 150 (2.94%) Software Engineer
14 149 (2.92%) Scrum Master
15 138 (2.70%) C# .NET Developer
16 122 (2.39%) Team Leader
17 118 (2.31%) Senior Analyst
18 114 (2.23%) Support Analyst
19 113 (2.21%) Applications Support
20 104 (2.04%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 603 (11.81%) .NET
2 386 (7.56%) HTML
3 368 (7.21%) AngularJS
3 368 (7.21%) CSS
4 298 (5.84%) React
5 287 (5.62%) Web Services
6 258 (5.05%) REST
7 244 (4.78%) ASP.NET
8 207 (4.05%) Spring
9 187 (3.66%) Node.js
10 159 (3.11%) HTML5
11 151 (2.96%) RESTful
12 139 (2.72%) .NET Framework
13 137 (2.68%) Vue.js
14 133 (2.60%) XML
15 130 (2.55%) WCF
16 125 (2.45%) JSON
17 123 (2.41%) jQuery
18 120 (2.35%) ASP.NET MVC
19 112 (2.19%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 591 (11.57%) Analytical Skills
2 541 (10.60%) Management Information System
3 337 (6.60%) User Experience
4 299 (5.86%) Self-Motivation
5 160 (3.13%) Data Centre
6 144 (2.82%) Fintech
7 117 (2.29%) Enterprise Software
8 113 (2.21%) Mobile App
9 104 (2.04%) Virtual Team
10 95 (1.86%) Fixed Income
11 86 (1.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 83 (1.63%) Equities
13 77 (1.51%) Data Structures
14 69 (1.35%) Algorithms
15 65 (1.27%) Public Cloud
16 63 (1.23%) Derivative
17 51 (1.00%) Greenfield Project
18 49 (0.96%) CMDB
19 47 (0.92%) Robotics
20 46 (0.90%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 499 (9.77%) Windows
2 367 (7.19%) Linux
3 180 (3.53%) Windows Server
4 134 (2.62%) Unix
5 118 (2.31%) Windows 10
6 81 (1.59%) Apple iOS
7 76 (1.49%) Windows Server 2012
8 72 (1.41%) Windows Server 2008
9 66 (1.29%) Android
10 63 (1.23%) Windows 7
11 34 (0.67%) Windows Server 2003
12 28 (0.55%) Mac OS
13 26 (0.51%) Windows 8
14 22 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 15 (0.29%) Ubuntu
16 11 (0.22%) CatOS
17 9 (0.18%) Debian
18 7 (0.14%) Solaris
19 6 (0.12%) CentOS
20 5 (0.098%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,483 (48.63%) Agile Software Development
2 842 (16.49%) Scrum
3 810 (15.86%) Problem-Solving
4 789 (15.45%) Software Engineering
5 702 (13.75%) ITIL
6 684 (13.40%) DevOps
7 671 (13.14%) Mentoring
8 605 (11.85%) Project Management
9 575 (11.26%) Test Automation
10 559 (10.95%) Change Management
11 544 (10.65%) Information Security
12 536 (10.50%) Coaching
12 536 (10.50%) Continuous Integration
13 523 (10.24%) TDD
14 514 (10.07%) Computer Science
15 510 (9.99%) Stakeholder Management
16 486 (9.52%) Decision-Making
17 463 (9.07%) SDLC
18 461 (9.03%) Service Delivery
19 383 (7.50%) Scaled Agile Framework
Programming Languages
1 778 (15.24%) Java
2 737 (14.43%) SQL
3 661 (12.95%) JavaScript
4 660 (12.93%) C#
5 320 (6.27%) Python
6 277 (5.42%) PowerShell
7 162 (3.17%) C++
8 136 (2.66%) C
9 103 (2.02%) TypeScript
10 82 (1.61%) PHP
11 76 (1.49%) T-SQL
12 60 (1.18%) ES6
12 60 (1.18%) Ruby
13 58 (1.14%) Java 8
14 57 (1.12%) Scala
15 55 (1.08%) Bash Shell
16 54 (1.06%) VB.NET
17 48 (0.94%) VB
18 41 (0.80%) PL/SQL
19 38 (0.74%) Go
Qualifications
1 988 (19.35%) Degree
2 270 (5.29%) Security Cleared
3 168 (3.29%) Computer Science Degree
4 165 (3.23%) SC Cleared
5 126 (2.47%) ISTQB
6 117 (2.29%) DV Cleared
7 110 (2.15%) Cisco Certification
8 109 (2.13%) ISEB
8 109 (2.13%) ITIL Certification
9 100 (1.96%) CISSP
10 99 (1.94%) Microsoft Certification
11 77 (1.51%) CCNP
12 76 (1.49%) PMP
13 73 (1.43%) PMI Certification
14 61 (1.19%) CISM
15 60 (1.18%) CISA
16 59 (1.16%) CCNA
17 46 (0.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 44 (0.86%) MCSE
19 43 (0.84%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 692 (13.55%) QA
2 277 (5.42%) SLA
3 209 (4.09%) GDPR
4 200 (3.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 93 (1.82%) PMO
6 85 (1.66%) Data Quality
7 59 (1.16%) ISO 9001
8 54 (1.06%) PCI DSS
9 38 (0.74%) COBIT
10 33 (0.65%) Cyber Essentials
11 31 (0.61%) MiFID
12 30 (0.59%) WAI
13 20 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 19 (0.37%) HIPAA
14 19 (0.37%) ISAE 3402
14 19 (0.37%) ISO 22301
14 19 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 16 (0.31%) GPG13
16 12 (0.24%) SSAE 16
17 8 (0.16%) PSD2
System Software
1 343 (6.72%) Active Directory
2 189 (3.70%) Docker
3 159 (3.11%) VMware Infrastructure
4 75 (1.47%) Hyper-V
5 39 (0.76%) XenApp
6 33 (0.65%) Terminal Server
7 28 (0.55%) Virtual Machines
8 27 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
8 27 (0.53%) vSphere
9 15 (0.29%) XenDesktop
10 14 (0.27%) BitLocker
11 12 (0.24%) Microsoft App-V
12 10 (0.20%) Virtual Servers
13 7 (0.14%) Firmware
13 7 (0.14%) Virtual Desktop
14 6 (0.12%) DFS Replication
14 6 (0.12%) VMware Server
15 5 (0.098%) Terminal Services
16 4 (0.078%) VMware NSX
17 3 (0.059%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 148 (2.90%) Ansible
2 134 (2.62%) Puppet
3 130 (2.55%) Kubernetes
4 111 (2.17%) SCCM
5 88 (1.72%) Opscode Chef
6 83 (1.63%) Terraform
7 60 (1.18%) HP ALM
8 43 (0.84%) HP Quality Center
9 31 (0.61%) Nagios
9 31 (0.61%) SCOM
10 25 (0.49%) WSUS
11 21 (0.41%) CA Service Virtualization
11 21 (0.41%) Kibana
12 16 (0.31%) Packer
12 16 (0.31%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 15 (0.29%) FortiGate
13 15 (0.29%) Microsoft Intune
14 14 (0.27%) Grafana
15 12 (0.24%) Control-M
16 11 (0.22%) RANCID
Vendors
1 947 (18.55%) Microsoft
2 317 (6.21%) Oracle
3 252 (4.94%) SAP
4 224 (4.39%) VMware
5 191 (3.74%) Citrix
6 167 (3.27%) Cisco
7 128 (2.51%) Salesforce.com
8 126 (2.47%) HP
9 95 (1.86%) Splunk
10 90 (1.76%) Charles River
11 80 (1.57%) Adobe
12 77 (1.51%) Cadence
13 69 (1.35%) Google
14 67 (1.31%) ServiceNow
15 54 (1.06%) Atlassian
16 52 (1.02%) CheckPoint
17 45 (0.88%) CA
18 43 (0.84%) IBM
18 43 (0.84%) Tableau
19 42 (0.82%) NetApp