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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 2 July 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Continual Improvement
UK > England
6 months to
2 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 53 74 87
Rank change year-on-year +21 +13 -8
Permanent jobs citing Continuous Improvement 8,450 3,949 2,613
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 5.62% 4.13% 3.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.89% 4.40% 3.86%
Number of salaries quoted 3,518 2,241 1,945
10th Percentile £35,500 £33,750 £35,000
25th Percentile £45,313 £42,500 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,138 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +8.82% +0.25% +0.35%
75th Percentile £77,500 £73,500 £68,750
90th Percentile £92,500 £85,000 £85,000
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +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 143,352 89,851 67,747
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 95.33% 94.04% 93.02%
Number of salaries quoted 75,025 63,069 55,277
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,500 £32,000
25th Percentile £45,000 £42,500 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £57,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.64% +4.76%
75th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £75,000
90th Percentile £97,500 £92,500 £90,250
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%

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 2 July 2022.

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 2 July 2022. 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
Jobs
London +6 4,143 £67,500 +3.85% 192
North of England +31 1,240 £52,500 +5.00% 144
South East +37 1,230 £60,000 +9.09% 122
Midlands +14 777 £50,000 - 123
North West +30 710 £50,000 -1.48% 76
West Midlands +9 541 £52,900 +0.76% 74
East of England +17 475 £57,500 +4.55% 50
Yorkshire +45 462 £55,000 +8.37% 48
South West +24 443 £50,000 +5.26% 67
East Midlands +32 238 £45,000 +0.14% 49
North East -6 74 £45,000 - 20
Continuous Improvement
UK

For the 6 months to 2 July 2022, 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 4,525 (53.55%) Agile
2 2,699 (31.94%) Social Skills
3 2,355 (27.87%) Finance
4 1,758 (20.80%) Problem-Solving
5 1,529 (18.09%) Mentoring
6 1,515 (17.93%) DevOps
7 1,483 (17.55%) Software Engineering
8 1,431 (16.93%) Scrum
9 1,420 (16.80%) Coaching
10 1,376 (16.28%) AWS
11 1,371 (16.22%) Azure
12 1,348 (15.95%) Degree
13 1,233 (14.59%) Microsoft
14 1,224 (14.49%) CI/CD
15 1,191 (14.09%) Analytical Skills
16 1,190 (14.08%) Java
17 1,140 (13.49%) Python
18 1,131 (13.38%) JavaScript
19 1,090 (12.90%) TDD
20 1,027 (12.15%) Test Automation
21 1,013 (11.99%) SQL
22 986 (11.67%) Docker
23 933 (11.04%) Analytics
24 926 (10.96%) QA
25 918 (10.86%) Continuous Integration
26 911 (10.78%) Project Management
27 879 (10.40%) React
28 865 (10.24%) Inclusion and Diversity
29 828 (9.80%) SDLC
30 815 (9.64%) 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
1 198 (2.34%) Confluence
2 144 (1.70%) SharePoint
3 104 (1.23%) SAS
4 93 (1.10%) CMS
5 60 (0.71%) MS Exchange
6 49 (0.58%) Apache
7 46 (0.54%) Apache Spark
8 30 (0.36%) Apache Airflow
8 30 (0.36%) IIS
9 22 (0.26%) Drupal
10 21 (0.25%) Tomcat
11 20 (0.24%) GemFire
12 13 (0.15%) Mule
12 13 (0.15%) nginx
13 12 (0.14%) ArcGIS
14 10 (0.12%) Umbraco
15 9 (0.11%) WordPress
16 8 (0.095%) Apache Solr
16 8 (0.095%) Appian
16 8 (0.095%) SAP EP
Applications
1 415 (4.91%) Microsoft Excel
2 319 (3.78%) Microsoft Office
3 172 (2.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 71 (0.84%) Microsoft Project
5 63 (0.75%) Sketch
6 45 (0.53%) MS Visio
7 37 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
8 32 (0.38%) Simulink
9 25 (0.30%) InVision
10 14 (0.17%) Chatbot
11 10 (0.12%) Photoshop
12 9 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
13 8 (0.095%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 7 (0.083%) Stateflow
15 6 (0.071%) Campfire
16 5 (0.059%) Windchill
17 4 (0.047%) OmniGraffle
17 4 (0.047%) Zeplin
18 2 (0.024%) iWork
18 2 (0.024%) Revit
Business Applications
1 57 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 55 (0.65%) SAP S/4HANA
3 32 (0.38%) Payment Gateway
4 28 (0.33%) Magento
5 19 (0.22%) SAP CRM
6 15 (0.18%) R3 Corda
7 14 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
8 11 (0.13%) Line 50
8 11 (0.13%) Sage 200
9 10 (0.12%) NetSuite
9 10 (0.12%) SAP ERP
10 9 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
11 8 (0.095%) SAP APO
11 8 (0.095%) SAP SD
11 8 (0.095%) Shopify
12 7 (0.083%) Oracle EBS
13 6 (0.071%) Odoo
13 6 (0.071%) SAP HR
14 5 (0.059%) SAP IBP
15 4 (0.047%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 1,376 (16.28%) AWS
2 1,371 (16.22%) Azure
3 580 (6.86%) GCP
4 497 (5.88%) Serverless
5 425 (5.03%) Microsoft 365
6 389 (4.60%) GitHub
7 364 (4.31%) SaaS
8 269 (3.18%) Power Platform
9 268 (3.17%) Azure DevOps
10 231 (2.73%) AWS Lambda
11 209 (2.47%) Azure Functions
12 157 (1.86%) GitHub Actions
13 141 (1.67%) AWS CloudFormation
14 133 (1.57%) PaaS
15 103 (1.22%) Cloud Computing
16 100 (1.18%) Azure Data Factory
17 94 (1.11%) Azure Service Bus
18 93 (1.10%) Azure Cosmos DB
19 85 (1.01%) Azure AKS
20 84 (0.99%) Azure Event Grid
Communications & Networking
1 283 (3.35%) HTTP
2 236 (2.79%) Broadband
3 199 (2.36%) Firewall
4 96 (1.14%) DNS
5 93 (1.10%) TCP/IP
5 93 (1.10%) WAN
6 75 (0.89%) LAN
7 71 (0.84%) Internet
8 59 (0.70%) Wireless
9 58 (0.69%) Network Security
10 55 (0.65%) DHCP
11 47 (0.56%) SAN
12 45 (0.53%) VPN
13 43 (0.51%) MPLS
14 37 (0.44%) BGP
15 33 (0.39%) 5G
15 33 (0.39%) Cisco IPT
15 33 (0.39%) OSPF
16 31 (0.37%) Cisco Nexus
17 30 (0.36%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 354 (4.19%) NoSQL
2 275 (3.25%) SQL Server
3 273 (3.23%) Big Data
4 272 (3.22%) Relational Database
5 254 (3.01%) MySQL
6 227 (2.69%) PostgreSQL
7 223 (2.64%) Power BI
8 153 (1.81%) MongoDB
9 143 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
10 122 (1.44%) Elasticsearch
11 112 (1.33%) Data Lake
12 107 (1.27%) RDBMS
13 96 (1.14%) Tableau
14 82 (0.97%) Hadoop
15 81 (0.96%) DynamoDB
16 78 (0.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 75 (0.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 61 (0.72%) Amazon RDS
19 54 (0.64%) Redis
20 41 (0.49%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 785 (9.29%) Git (software)
2 694 (8.21%) Jenkins
3 561 (6.64%) JIRA
4 246 (2.91%) Selenium
5 201 (2.38%) GitLab
6 162 (1.92%) TeamCity
7 150 (1.78%) Cucumber
8 149 (1.76%) Bitbucket
9 147 (1.74%) CircleCI
10 141 (1.67%) Maven
11 129 (1.53%) JUnit
12 124 (1.47%) Octopus Deploy
13 117 (1.38%) Sonatype Nexus
14 114 (1.35%) Cypress.io
15 111 (1.31%) Mockito
16 101 (1.20%) Gradle
17 94 (1.11%) webpack
18 81 (0.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 81 (0.96%) JMeter
19 77 (0.91%) Postman
General
1 2,699 (31.94%) Social Skills
2 2,355 (27.87%) Finance
3 1,191 (14.09%) Analytical Skills
4 865 (10.24%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 697 (8.25%) Banking
6 482 (5.70%) Marketing
7 442 (5.23%) Retail
8 439 (5.20%) Games
9 426 (5.04%) Organisational Skills
10 383 (4.53%) Legal
11 336 (3.98%) Influencing Skills
12 313 (3.70%) Automotive
13 310 (3.67%) Law
14 301 (3.56%) Manufacturing
15 281 (3.33%) Presentation Skills
16 213 (2.52%) Public Sector
17 182 (2.15%) Telecoms
18 179 (2.12%) Pharmaceutical
19 167 (1.98%) Advertising
20 166 (1.96%) Aviation
Job Titles
1 1,241 (14.69%) Developer
2 905 (10.71%) Analyst
3 865 (10.24%) Software Engineer
4 436 (5.16%) Senior Developer
5 278 (3.29%) Team Leader
6 251 (2.97%) Architect
7 242 (2.86%) Senior Software Engineer
8 219 (2.59%) DevOps Engineer
9 215 (2.54%) Business Analyst
10 209 (2.47%) Project Manager
11 208 (2.46%) Scrum Master
12 199 (2.36%) IT Manager
13 184 (2.18%) Senior Manager
14 183 (2.17%) Operations Manager
15 181 (2.14%) Cloud Engineer
16 174 (2.06%) Lead Developer
17 165 (1.95%) Data Engineer
18 163 (1.93%) Software Developer
19 161 (1.91%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
19 161 (1.91%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 879 (10.40%) React
2 660 (7.81%) .NET
3 584 (6.91%) Node.js
4 561 (6.64%) RESTful
5 523 (6.19%) REST
6 473 (5.60%) HTML
7 469 (5.55%) CSS
8 427 (5.05%) Kafka
9 318 (3.76%) AngularJS
10 297 (3.51%) Spring
11 261 (3.09%) Spring Boot
12 255 (3.02%) Web Services
13 224 (2.65%) GraphQL
14 201 (2.38%) Sass
15 195 (2.31%) JSON
16 194 (2.30%) Redux
17 193 (2.28%) .NET Core
18 161 (1.91%) Vue.js
19 158 (1.87%) HTML5
20 157 (1.86%) Jest
Miscellaneous
1 708 (8.38%) User Experience
2 549 (6.50%) Self-Motivation
3 423 (5.01%) Management Information System
4 256 (3.03%) NHS
5 250 (2.96%) Mobile App
6 228 (2.70%) Social Media
7 221 (2.62%) Enterprise Software
8 213 (2.52%) Social Network
9 192 (2.27%) Virtual Team
10 191 (2.26%) Public Cloud
11 162 (1.92%) Cloud Native
12 160 (1.89%) Greenfield Project
13 132 (1.56%) Data Centre
14 120 (1.42%) Algorithms
14 120 (1.42%) Blog
15 95 (1.12%) Legacy Systems
15 95 (1.12%) Private Cloud
16 77 (0.91%) PMI
17 76 (0.90%) Data Structures
18 67 (0.79%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 625 (7.40%) Windows
2 563 (6.66%) Linux
3 247 (2.92%) Android
4 234 (2.77%) Apple iOS
5 166 (1.96%) Windows Server
6 123 (1.46%) Windows 10
7 96 (1.14%) Unix
8 44 (0.52%) Ubuntu
9 42 (0.50%) VMS
10 37 (0.44%) Mac OS
11 35 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 32 (0.38%) Mesosphere
13 28 (0.33%) Windows Server 2016
14 26 (0.31%) Windows Server 2008
15 23 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
16 20 (0.24%) Embedded Linux
17 16 (0.19%) Robot Operating System
18 15 (0.18%) Windows Server 2019
19 12 (0.14%) ThreadX
20 11 (0.13%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 4,525 (53.55%) Agile
2 1,758 (20.80%) Problem-Solving
3 1,529 (18.09%) Mentoring
4 1,515 (17.93%) DevOps
5 1,483 (17.55%) Software Engineering
6 1,431 (16.93%) Scrum
7 1,420 (16.80%) Coaching
8 1,224 (14.49%) CI/CD
9 1,090 (12.90%) TDD
10 1,027 (12.15%) Test Automation
11 933 (11.04%) Analytics
12 918 (10.86%) Continuous Integration
13 911 (10.78%) Project Management
14 828 (9.80%) SDLC
15 815 (9.64%) Stakeholder Management
16 765 (9.05%) ITIL
17 759 (8.98%) Microservices
18 683 (8.08%) Decision-Making
19 650 (7.69%) Kanban
20 588 (6.96%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1,190 (14.08%) Java
2 1,140 (13.49%) Python
3 1,131 (13.38%) JavaScript
4 1,013 (11.99%) SQL
5 776 (9.18%) C#
6 566 (6.70%) TypeScript
7 470 (5.56%) C
8 345 (4.08%) PowerShell
9 304 (3.60%) C++
10 251 (2.97%) Go
11 235 (2.78%) PHP
12 223 (2.64%) Scala
13 185 (2.19%) Bash
14 169 (2.00%) Ruby
15 134 (1.59%) Kotlin
16 90 (1.07%) Groovy
17 85 (1.01%) Apple Swift
18 82 (0.97%) ES6
19 81 (0.96%) Shell Script
20 76 (0.90%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 1,348 (15.95%) Degree
2 261 (3.09%) Computer Science Degree
3 234 (2.77%) Security Cleared
4 141 (1.67%) PMI Certification
5 138 (1.63%) CISSP
5 138 (1.63%) SC Cleared
6 118 (1.40%) ITIL Certification
7 117 (1.38%) Cisco Certification
8 107 (1.27%) Master's Degree
9 103 (1.22%) Microsoft Certification
10 79 (0.93%) CISM
11 77 (0.91%) ISTQB
12 61 (0.72%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 59 (0.70%) CISA
14 57 (0.67%) PMP
15 42 (0.50%) DV Cleared
16 36 (0.43%) HNC
17 35 (0.41%) CIMA
18 34 (0.40%) DBS Check
19 32 (0.38%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 926 (10.96%) QA
2 323 (3.82%) GDPR
3 298 (3.53%) SLA
4 199 (2.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 179 (2.12%) PMO
6 132 (1.56%) Data Quality
7 128 (1.51%) Accessibility
8 74 (0.88%) COBIT
9 73 (0.86%) NIST
10 62 (0.73%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 62 (0.73%) Good Clinical Practice
11 56 (0.66%) PCI DSS
12 43 (0.51%) ISO 9001
13 39 (0.46%) IEC 62304
14 37 (0.44%) Cyber Essentials
15 36 (0.43%) SOC 2
16 35 (0.41%) ISO 13485
17 28 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
18 26 (0.31%) GMP
19 23 (0.27%) GRC
System Software
1 986 (11.67%) Docker
2 278 (3.29%) Active Directory
3 132 (1.56%) VMware Infrastructure
4 43 (0.51%) VMware ESXi
5 35 (0.41%) Firmware
6 28 (0.33%) Virtual Machines
7 27 (0.32%) Hyper-V
8 18 (0.21%) vSphere
9 17 (0.20%) Virtual Desktop
9 17 (0.20%) zsh
10 16 (0.19%) Virtual Servers
11 14 (0.17%) Terminal Services
12 11 (0.13%) Apache Flume
13 10 (0.12%) XenDesktop
14 8 (0.095%) Microsoft App-V
15 7 (0.083%) HDFS
15 7 (0.083%) Shibboleth
15 7 (0.083%) XenApp
16 6 (0.071%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 5 (0.059%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 808 (9.56%) Kubernetes
2 621 (7.35%) Terraform
3 347 (4.11%) Ansible
4 165 (1.95%) Puppet
5 156 (1.85%) Opscode Chef
6 123 (1.46%) Prometheus
7 105 (1.24%) Grafana
8 86 (1.02%) SCCM
9 76 (0.90%) Microsoft Intune
10 58 (0.69%) Kibana
11 55 (0.65%) Istio
12 46 (0.54%) Fortio
12 46 (0.54%) Kiali
13 32 (0.38%) Automic
14 30 (0.36%) logstash
15 27 (0.32%) Jamf Pro
16 22 (0.26%) Single Sign-On
17 19 (0.22%) Consul
18 18 (0.21%) WSUS
19 17 (0.20%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 1,233 (14.59%) Microsoft
2 216 (2.56%) Google
3 203 (2.40%) SAP
4 183 (2.17%) Cisco
4 183 (2.17%) VMware
5 177 (2.09%) Salesforce.com
6 171 (2.02%) Oracle
7 120 (1.42%) ServiceNow
8 100 (1.18%) Databricks
9 91 (1.08%) Apple
10 89 (1.05%) Samsung
11 88 (1.04%) Atlassian
12 60 (0.71%) IBM
12 60 (0.71%) Splunk
13 54 (0.64%) Citrix
13 54 (0.64%) Facebook
14 48 (0.57%) Palo Alto
15 41 (0.49%) Red Hat
16 40 (0.47%) Adobe
17 39 (0.46%) Optimizely