Period
to 26 October 2020

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 26 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Continual Improvement
UK > England
6 months to
26 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 98 73 84
Rank change year-on-year -25 +11 +14
Permanent jobs citing Continuous Improvement 1,411 4,780 5,612
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 3.12% 3.80% 3.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.37% 4.12% 3.97%
Number of salaries quoted 1,176 3,286 3,795
Median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% - +4.76%
10th Percentile £36,250 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £83,750
UK median annual salary £56,757 £54,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +5.10% -1.82% +4.76%

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 41,863 115,921 141,216
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 92.53% 92.23% 91.98%
Number of salaries quoted 34,758 92,312 113,293
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £33,500 £30,000 £29,450
90th Percentile £91,250 £87,500 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

Continuous Improvement
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Continuous Improvement in England

Continuous Improvement
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for Continuous Improvement in England

Continuous Improvement
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Continuous Improvement in England over the 6 months to 26 October 2020.

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 26 October 2020. 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 -41 507 £70,000 +7.69% 95
South East -10 239 £57,500 +4.55% 73
Midlands +13 205 £50,000 - 47
North of England -46 193 £50,000 +5.26% 78
South West +21 179 £47,500 -5.00% 35
West Midlands +7 144 £51,000 +7.37% 30
Yorkshire -35 88 £50,000 +5.26% 14
North West -45 88 £50,500 +12.22% 51
East of England +6 84 £45,050 -18.09% 23
East Midlands +31 57 £44,152 -11.70% 16
North East +12 17 £45,000 +4.93% 13
Continuous Improvement
UK

For the 6 months to 26 October 2020, 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.

1 621 (44.01%) Agile Software Development
2 394 (27.92%) Finance
3 322 (22.82%) DevOps
4 315 (22.32%) Microsoft
5 301 (21.33%) Azure
6 234 (16.58%) Problem-Solving
7 229 (16.23%) Scrum
8 203 (14.39%) AWS
9 202 (14.32%) JavaScript
10 196 (13.89%) Test Automation
11 182 (12.90%) Java
12 179 (12.69%) ITIL
13 177 (12.54%) SQL
14 175 (12.40%) Degree
15 171 (12.12%) Project Management
16 170 (12.05%) Analytical Skills
17 164 (11.62%) Windows
18 161 (11.41%) TDD
19 159 (11.27%) C#
20 144 (10.21%) Python
21 143 (10.13%) .NET
22 140 (9.92%) Git (software)
23 134 (9.50%) Docker
24 131 (9.28%) Mentoring
24 131 (9.28%) SDLC
24 131 (9.28%) SQL Server
25 130 (9.21%) Software Engineering
26 126 (8.93%) Decision-Making
27 125 (8.86%) Linux
28 123 (8.72%) Coaching

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 35 (2.48%) Confluence
2 34 (2.41%) SharePoint
3 29 (2.06%) MS Exchange
4 18 (1.28%) CMS
5 16 (1.13%) Skype for Business
6 14 (0.99%) Apache
7 11 (0.78%) Elasticsearch
8 10 (0.71%) Apache Spark
8 10 (0.71%) IIS
9 5 (0.35%) BizTalk Server
9 5 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2010
9 5 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2013
9 5 (0.35%) Liferay
9 5 (0.35%) Red Hat Fuse
10 4 (0.28%) Apache ServiceMix
10 4 (0.28%) EPiServer
10 4 (0.28%) JBoss
10 4 (0.28%) K2 blackpearl
10 4 (0.28%) NServiceBus
11 3 (0.21%) Drupal
Applications
1 52 (3.69%) Microsoft Office
2 41 (2.91%) Microsoft Excel
3 17 (1.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 14 (0.99%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.35%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.28%) Chatbot
6 4 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.14%) InVision
7 2 (0.14%) Sketch
7 2 (0.14%) Windchill
8 1 (0.071%) Adobe Captivate
8 1 (0.071%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.071%) InDesign
8 1 (0.071%) Open Workbench
8 1 (0.071%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.071%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 21 (1.49%) Dynamics CRM
1 21 (1.49%) SAP MM
2 20 (1.42%) SAP ERP
3 8 (0.57%) Dynamics AX
4 6 (0.43%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 4 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
5 4 (0.28%) SAP CO
5 4 (0.28%) SAP FI
5 4 (0.28%) SAP FI/CO
6 3 (0.21%) NetSuite
6 3 (0.21%) Oracle General Ledger
6 3 (0.21%) Unit4 Business World
7 2 (0.14%) Line 500
7 2 (0.14%) Magento
7 2 (0.14%) Oracle Cash Management
7 2 (0.14%) Oracle Internet Expenses
7 2 (0.14%) Oracle iProcurement
7 2 (0.14%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 2 (0.14%) SAP Hybris
7 2 (0.14%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 301 (21.33%) Azure
2 203 (14.39%) AWS
3 93 (6.59%) Office 365
4 72 (5.10%) GCP
4 72 (5.10%) SaaS
5 58 (4.11%) Power Platform
6 42 (2.98%) AWS CloudFormation
7 32 (2.27%) Azure Active Directory
8 31 (2.20%) IaaS
9 30 (2.13%) PaaS
10 27 (1.91%) Serverless
11 24 (1.70%) Dynamics 365
12 19 (1.35%) Amazon ECS
13 17 (1.20%) Amazon EC2
13 17 (1.20%) AWS Lambda
13 17 (1.20%) Cloud Computing
14 15 (1.06%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 11 (0.78%) GitHub
16 9 (0.64%) Azure Data Factory
17 8 (0.57%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 55 (3.90%) Firewall
2 42 (2.98%) Skype
3 34 (2.41%) DNS
4 33 (2.34%) LAN
5 31 (2.20%) WAN
6 30 (2.13%) SAN
7 28 (1.98%) Broadband
8 27 (1.91%) Internet
9 25 (1.77%) Network Security
10 22 (1.56%) VPN
11 21 (1.49%) DHCP
12 15 (1.06%) Wireless
13 14 (0.99%) NetScaler
13 14 (0.99%) TCP/IP
14 13 (0.92%) Unified Communications
15 12 (0.85%) HTTP
15 12 (0.85%) WLAN
16 11 (0.78%) Cisco IOS
16 11 (0.78%) Wi-Fi
17 9 (0.64%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 131 (9.28%) SQL Server
2 66 (4.68%) Data Warehouse
3 54 (3.83%) Power BI
4 52 (3.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 48 (3.40%) Big Data
6 40 (2.83%) MySQL
7 39 (2.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 35 (2.48%) Data Lake
8 35 (2.48%) Relational Database
9 29 (2.06%) MongoDB
10 28 (1.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 27 (1.91%) Tableau
12 25 (1.77%) NoSQL
13 20 (1.42%) Hadoop
14 19 (1.35%) Azure SQL Database
15 15 (1.06%) PostgreSQL
15 15 (1.06%) RDBMS
16 14 (0.99%) QlikView
17 10 (0.71%) Microsoft Analysis Services
18 9 (0.64%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 140 (9.92%) Git (software)
2 91 (6.45%) Jenkins
3 80 (5.67%) Selenium
4 79 (5.60%) Cucumber
5 76 (5.39%) JIRA
6 41 (2.91%) Visual Studio
7 25 (1.77%) TeamCity
8 23 (1.63%) Bitbucket
9 20 (1.42%) Octopus Deploy
10 19 (1.35%) LSMW
10 19 (1.35%) SoapUI
11 15 (1.06%) Subversion
12 14 (0.99%) Team Foundation Server
13 11 (0.78%) GitLab
13 11 (0.78%) Gradle
14 10 (0.71%) Maven
14 10 (0.71%) webpack
15 9 (0.64%) JUnit
16 8 (0.57%) Jasmine
17 7 (0.50%) Robot Framework
General
1 394 (27.92%) Finance
2 76 (5.39%) Banking
3 53 (3.76%) Public Sector
4 51 (3.61%) Legal
5 50 (3.54%) Marketing
6 44 (3.12%) Telecoms
7 39 (2.76%) Retail
8 38 (2.69%) Manufacturing
9 29 (2.06%) Back Office
10 25 (1.77%) Games
11 21 (1.49%) Law
12 20 (1.42%) Publishing
13 16 (1.13%) Local Government
14 15 (1.06%) Aerospace
15 12 (0.85%) Financial Institution
16 11 (0.78%) Advertising
17 10 (0.71%) Billing
17 10 (0.71%) Front Office
17 10 (0.71%) Retail Banking
18 8 (0.57%) Police
Job Titles
1 244 (17.29%) Developer
2 134 (9.50%) Analyst
3 79 (5.60%) DevOps Engineer
4 74 (5.24%) Architect
5 66 (4.68%) Senior Developer
6 62 (4.39%) IT Manager
7 59 (4.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 56 (3.97%) Delivery Manager
9 44 (3.12%) Consultant
10 43 (3.05%) Business Analyst
10 43 (3.05%) Scrum Master
11 38 (2.69%) Software Developer
12 36 (2.55%) Cloud Engineer
12 36 (2.55%) Service Manager
13 31 (2.20%) Azure Engineer
13 31 (2.20%) Software Engineer
13 31 (2.20%) Technical Leader
13 31 (2.20%) Test Engineer
14 28 (1.98%) Senior Analyst
15 27 (1.91%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 143 (10.13%) .NET
2 91 (6.45%) CSS
3 78 (5.53%) HTML
4 70 (4.96%) React
5 56 (3.97%) Node.js
6 55 (3.90%) .NET Framework
7 52 (3.69%) .NET Core
7 52 (3.69%) AngularJS
7 52 (3.69%) ASP.NET
8 47 (3.33%) RESTful
9 46 (3.26%) Web Services
10 36 (2.55%) REST
11 34 (2.41%) Spring
12 31 (2.20%) SOAP
13 27 (1.91%) HTML5
14 26 (1.84%) Entity Framework
14 26 (1.84%) jQuery
15 25 (1.77%) ASP.NET Web API
15 25 (1.77%) JSON
15 25 (1.77%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 170 (12.05%) Analytical Skills
2 114 (8.08%) Management Information System
3 99 (7.02%) User Experience
4 61 (4.32%) Self-Motivation
5 41 (2.91%) Mobile App
6 37 (2.62%) Data Centre
6 37 (2.62%) Greenfield Project
6 37 (2.62%) Social Network
7 34 (2.41%) Cloud Native
8 28 (1.98%) Enterprise Software
9 25 (1.77%) Data Structures
9 25 (1.77%) Public Cloud
10 20 (1.42%) Virtual Team
11 19 (1.35%) Algorithms
12 15 (1.06%) LIMS
13 12 (0.85%) PMI
14 10 (0.71%) Linux Command Line
15 9 (0.64%) Driving Licence
16 8 (0.57%) Hybrid Cloud
17 7 (0.50%) Smart Home
Operating Systems
1 164 (11.62%) Windows
2 125 (8.86%) Linux
3 62 (4.39%) Windows Server
4 38 (2.69%) Windows 10
5 37 (2.62%) Windows Server 2016
6 28 (1.98%) Unix
7 26 (1.84%) Windows Server 2012
8 18 (1.28%) Android
8 18 (1.28%) Windows 7
9 16 (1.13%) Windows Server 2019
10 14 (0.99%) Windows Server 2008
11 10 (0.71%) Apple iOS
11 10 (0.71%) CentOS
11 10 (0.71%) Ubuntu
12 7 (0.50%) Windows Server 2003
13 6 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 6 (0.43%) VMS
14 5 (0.35%) Fedora
14 5 (0.35%) Mac OS X
15 4 (0.28%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 621 (44.01%) Agile Software Development
2 322 (22.82%) DevOps
3 234 (16.58%) Problem-Solving
4 229 (16.23%) Scrum
5 196 (13.89%) Test Automation
6 179 (12.69%) ITIL
7 171 (12.12%) Project Management
8 161 (11.41%) TDD
9 131 (9.28%) Mentoring
9 131 (9.28%) SDLC
10 130 (9.21%) Software Engineering
11 126 (8.93%) Decision-Making
12 123 (8.72%) Coaching
13 122 (8.65%) Service Management
14 121 (8.58%) Microservices
15 117 (8.29%) Service Delivery
16 114 (8.08%) Analytics
17 113 (8.01%) Stakeholder Management
18 99 (7.02%) Project Delivery
19 95 (6.73%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 202 (14.32%) JavaScript
2 182 (12.90%) Java
3 177 (12.54%) SQL
4 159 (11.27%) C#
5 144 (10.21%) Python
6 84 (5.95%) PowerShell
7 59 (4.18%) C
8 47 (3.33%) T-SQL
9 41 (2.91%) Bash Shell
10 40 (2.83%) Go
11 34 (2.41%) TypeScript
12 33 (2.34%) C++
13 30 (2.13%) Scala
14 26 (1.84%) R
15 24 (1.70%) Ruby
16 23 (1.63%) PHP
17 22 (1.56%) Java 8
18 21 (1.49%) Shell Script
19 19 (1.35%) ABAP
19 19 (1.35%) SAPscript
Qualifications
1 175 (12.40%) Degree
2 83 (5.88%) Security Cleared
3 54 (3.83%) SC Cleared
4 43 (3.05%) ITIL Certification
5 33 (2.34%) Computer Science Degree
6 28 (1.98%) Cisco Certification
6 28 (1.98%) DV Cleared
7 27 (1.91%) Microsoft Certification
8 21 (1.49%) CISSP
8 21 (1.49%) MCSA
9 13 (0.92%) MCSE
9 13 (0.92%) PMI Certification
10 12 (0.85%) ISTQB
11 11 (0.78%) CCIE
11 11 (0.78%) CCNA
11 11 (0.78%) CISM
11 11 (0.78%) ISEB
11 11 (0.78%) MCP
12 10 (0.71%) CISA
12 10 (0.71%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 89 (6.31%) SLA
2 81 (5.74%) QA
3 34 (2.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 26 (1.84%) GDPR
5 22 (1.56%) Data Quality
6 19 (1.35%) PCI DSS
7 10 (0.71%) PMO
8 8 (0.57%) COBIT
9 6 (0.43%) NCSC
10 5 (0.35%) Cyber Essentials
11 4 (0.28%) ISO 9001
11 4 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 4 (0.28%) NIST
11 4 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 3 (0.21%) ISO 13485
13 2 (0.14%) DICOM
13 2 (0.14%) ISO 9000
13 2 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 2 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27005
13 2 (0.14%) NEBOSH
System Software
1 134 (9.50%) Docker
2 105 (7.44%) Active Directory
3 49 (3.47%) VMware Infrastructure
4 25 (1.77%) Hyper-V
5 14 (0.99%) VMware ESXi
6 11 (0.78%) Virtual Machines
6 11 (0.78%) vSphere
7 10 (0.71%) Virtual Servers
7 10 (0.71%) VMware NSX
8 9 (0.64%) XenApp
9 7 (0.50%) XenDesktop
10 5 (0.35%) Microcode
10 5 (0.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 4 (0.28%) Firmware
12 2 (0.14%) LXC
12 2 (0.14%) NFS
12 2 (0.14%) vCloud
12 2 (0.14%) Virtual Desktop
12 2 (0.14%) VMware Server
13 1 (0.071%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 111 (7.87%) Kubernetes
2 106 (7.51%) Terraform
3 78 (5.53%) Ansible
4 72 (5.10%) Puppet
5 53 (3.76%) Opscode Chef
6 28 (1.98%) Microsoft Intune
7 24 (1.70%) Istio
8 19 (1.35%) SCCM
9 8 (0.57%) HP Data Protector
9 8 (0.57%) Prometheus
9 8 (0.57%) SCOM
10 7 (0.50%) Nagios
11 6 (0.43%) Single Sign-On
12 5 (0.35%) vCenter Server
13 4 (0.28%) AirWatch
13 4 (0.28%) Automic
13 4 (0.28%) Consul
13 4 (0.28%) Kibana
13 4 (0.28%) logstash
14 3 (0.21%) Grafana
Vendors
1 315 (22.32%) Microsoft
2 80 (5.67%) VMware
3 61 (4.32%) SAP
4 45 (3.19%) Oracle
5 41 (2.91%) Cisco
6 37 (2.62%) Salesforce.com
7 30 (2.13%) Google
8 27 (1.91%) Citrix
9 23 (1.63%) Juniper
10 19 (1.35%) HP
11 17 (1.20%) Atlassian
11 17 (1.20%) Teradata
12 15 (1.06%) Red Hat
13 13 (0.92%) Hitachi
14 12 (0.85%) Dell
14 12 (0.85%) IBM
14 12 (0.85%) Splunk
15 10 (0.71%) Sophos
16 9 (0.64%) MuleSoft
17 8 (0.57%) Databricks