Period
to 17 August 2018

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 17 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Continual Improvement
UK > England
6 months to
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 85 103 91
Rank change year-on-year +18 -12 +44
Permanent jobs citing Continuous Improvement 5,641 5,056 5,684
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 3.55% 3.05% 3.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.89% 3.33% 3.35%
Number of salaries quoted 3,670 3,538 4,323
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,750 £32,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +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 144,969 151,638 169,452
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 91.15% 91.51% 90.84%
Number of salaries quoted 116,288 121,556 143,013
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £78,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +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 17 August 2018.

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 17 August 2018. 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 +8 2,272 £62,500 +4.17% 275
South East +29 1,017 £52,500 +5.00% 142
North of England +23 767 £48,250 +7.22% 157
Midlands +33 679 £47,500 +7.95% 119
East of England +49 533 £52,500 - 85
West Midlands +26 488 £47,500 +5.56% 82
North West +51 457 £49,500 +4.21% 82
South West +18 373 £47,500 +5.56% 48
Yorkshire -18 258 £50,000 +17.65% 59
East Midlands +23 190 £46,000 +9.52% 36
North East -14 53 £41,750 +11.33% 16
Continuous Improvement
UK

For the 6 months to 17 August 2018, 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 2,606 (46.20%) Agile Software Development
2 1,527 (27.07%) Finance
3 1,246 (22.09%) Problem-Solving
4 1,205 (21.36%) Degree
5 994 (17.62%) SQL
6 983 (17.43%) Microsoft
7 899 (15.94%) Scrum
8 890 (15.78%) C#
9 877 (15.55%) .NET
10 861 (15.26%) Project Management
11 804 (14.25%) ITIL
12 785 (13.92%) JavaScript
13 784 (13.90%) Java
14 775 (13.74%) DevOps
15 754 (13.37%) Analytical Skills
16 721 (12.78%) SQL Server
17 716 (12.69%) Software Engineering
18 693 (12.29%) Test Automation
19 674 (11.95%) Amazon AWS
20 654 (11.59%) TDD
21 632 (11.20%) Microsoft Azure
22 615 (10.90%) Continuous Integration
23 610 (10.81%) Stakeholder Management
24 601 (10.65%) Windows
25 565 (10.02%) QA
26 559 (9.91%) SDLC
27 533 (9.45%) HTML
28 504 (8.93%) Mentoring
29 485 (8.60%) Git (software)
30 479 (8.49%) Computer Science

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
1 222 (3.94%) CMS
2 167 (2.96%) Confluence
3 135 (2.39%) SharePoint
4 88 (1.56%) MS Exchange
5 83 (1.47%) Sitecore CMS
6 78 (1.38%) Elasticsearch
7 77 (1.37%) EPiServer
8 42 (0.74%) Skype for Business
9 41 (0.73%) Apache Spark
10 35 (0.62%) Apache
10 35 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2010
11 34 (0.60%) BizTalk Server
11 34 (0.60%) IIS
12 27 (0.48%) JBoss
13 26 (0.46%) SAS
14 25 (0.44%) Sitefinity
14 25 (0.44%) WebLogic
15 21 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2013
16 18 (0.32%) Tomcat
16 18 (0.32%) WordPress
Applications
1 239 (4.24%) Microsoft Excel
2 234 (4.15%) Microsoft Office
3 96 (1.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 96 (1.70%) Microsoft Project
4 79 (1.40%) MS Visio
5 36 (0.64%) InVision
6 34 (0.60%) OmniGraffle
7 16 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
8 7 (0.12%) SPSS
9 5 (0.089%) Acrobat
9 5 (0.089%) Adobe Captivate
9 5 (0.089%) Chatbot
9 5 (0.089%) Photoshop
10 4 (0.071%) FrameMaker
10 4 (0.071%) InfoPath
10 4 (0.071%) RoboHelp
11 3 (0.053%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 3 (0.053%) Camtasia
12 2 (0.035%) Gephi
13 1 (0.018%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 50 (0.89%) SAP Hybris
2 48 (0.85%) Dynamics AX
3 41 (0.73%) Eloqua
4 28 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
5 18 (0.32%) SAP ERP
6 17 (0.30%) Oracle ERP
7 15 (0.27%) SAP APO
8 13 (0.23%) Distributed Ledger
9 12 (0.21%) SAP CO
9 12 (0.21%) SAP FI
9 12 (0.21%) SAP FI/CO
9 12 (0.21%) SAP MM
10 11 (0.20%) Magento
11 10 (0.18%) Oracle Retail
11 10 (0.18%) SAP S/4HANA
12 9 (0.16%) Elite 3E
13 8 (0.14%) NetSuite
13 8 (0.14%) Primavera
13 8 (0.14%) Salesforce.com CRM
14 7 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 674 (11.95%) Amazon AWS
2 632 (11.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 224 (3.97%) SaaS
4 191 (3.39%) Office 365
5 159 (2.82%) PaaS
6 130 (2.30%) IaaS
7 99 (1.76%) GitHub
8 98 (1.74%) npm
9 95 (1.68%) Cloud Computing
10 64 (1.13%) Google Cloud Platform
11 50 (0.89%) AWS CloudFormation
12 43 (0.76%) Amazon EC2
13 41 (0.73%) Dynamics 365
14 34 (0.60%) Adobe Creative Cloud
15 31 (0.55%) Serverless
16 29 (0.51%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 28 (0.50%) Amazon S3
18 24 (0.43%) Mimecast
18 24 (0.43%) OpenShift
19 23 (0.41%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 326 (5.78%) Firewall
2 138 (2.45%) DNS
3 121 (2.15%) WAN
4 117 (2.07%) VPN
5 110 (1.95%) LAN
6 100 (1.77%) Internet
7 93 (1.65%) TCP/IP
8 89 (1.58%) DHCP
9 82 (1.45%) SAN
10 69 (1.22%) Network Security
11 68 (1.21%) OSPF
12 66 (1.17%) Cisco ASA
13 59 (1.05%) Intrusion Detection
14 57 (1.01%) BGP
15 52 (0.92%) Cisco Nexus
16 49 (0.87%) SNMP
17 46 (0.82%) IPsec
18 45 (0.80%) Skype
19 37 (0.66%) Wireless
20 36 (0.64%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 721 (12.78%) SQL Server
2 284 (5.03%) NoSQL
3 226 (4.01%) MySQL
4 207 (3.67%) Big Data
5 178 (3.16%) MongoDB
6 177 (3.14%) Relational Database
7 172 (3.05%) Data Warehouse
8 153 (2.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 126 (2.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 102 (1.81%) SQL Server 2012
11 96 (1.70%) Hadoop
12 87 (1.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 81 (1.44%) PostgreSQL
13 81 (1.44%) Power BI
14 80 (1.42%) Couchbase
15 52 (0.92%) Blockchain
16 48 (0.85%) SQL Server 2008
17 42 (0.74%) Oracle Database
18 41 (0.73%) SQL Server 2014
19 36 (0.64%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 485 (8.60%) Git (software)
2 350 (6.20%) JIRA
3 301 (5.34%) Jenkins
3 301 (5.34%) Team Foundation Server
4 286 (5.07%) Selenium
5 206 (3.65%) Octopus Deploy
6 181 (3.21%) Visual Studio
7 172 (3.05%) TeamCity
8 121 (2.15%) Cucumber
9 112 (1.99%) gulp
10 92 (1.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 89 (1.58%) Karma Test Runner
12 88 (1.56%) Maven
13 84 (1.49%) Protractor
14 79 (1.40%) Bower
14 79 (1.40%) Mocha
15 76 (1.35%) Sinon.JS
16 73 (1.29%) SpecFlow
17 70 (1.24%) JUnit
18 63 (1.12%) WebDriver
General
1 1,527 (27.07%) Finance
2 456 (8.08%) Retail
3 345 (6.12%) Marketing
4 180 (3.19%) Banking
5 175 (3.10%) Legal
6 143 (2.54%) Manufacturing
7 133 (2.36%) Advertising
8 129 (2.29%) Games
9 112 (1.99%) Law
10 95 (1.68%) Telecoms
11 89 (1.58%) Front Office
11 89 (1.58%) Publishing
12 70 (1.24%) Back Office
13 64 (1.13%) Billing
14 61 (1.08%) Investment Banking
15 52 (0.92%) Electronics
16 47 (0.83%) Military
17 43 (0.76%) Financial Institution
18 31 (0.55%) Retail Banking
19 29 (0.51%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1,174 (20.81%) Developer
2 729 (12.92%) Analyst
3 339 (6.01%) Architect
4 288 (5.11%) .NET Developer
5 264 (4.68%) C# Developer
6 224 (3.97%) Project Manager
7 212 (3.76%) Senior Developer
8 201 (3.56%) Consultant
9 200 (3.55%) Software Engineer
10 192 (3.40%) Business Analyst
11 191 (3.39%) DevOps Engineer
12 181 (3.21%) IT Manager
13 172 (3.05%) Java Developer
14 158 (2.80%) Senior Analyst
15 155 (2.75%) Delivery Manager
16 139 (2.46%) Scrum Master
17 137 (2.43%) Solutions Architect
18 132 (2.34%) C# .NET Developer
19 128 (2.27%) Software Developer
20 114 (2.02%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 877 (15.55%) .NET
2 533 (9.45%) HTML
3 395 (7.00%) CSS
4 391 (6.93%) AngularJS
5 355 (6.29%) Web Services
6 284 (5.03%) RESTful
7 273 (4.84%) HTML5
8 253 (4.49%) ASP.NET
9 242 (4.29%) React
10 206 (3.65%) REST
11 198 (3.51%) jQuery
12 197 (3.49%) CSS3
13 188 (3.33%) XML
14 186 (3.30%) .NET Framework
15 162 (2.87%) Spring
16 159 (2.82%) Node.js
17 141 (2.50%) WCF
18 138 (2.45%) Gherkin
19 137 (2.43%) ASP.NET MVC
20 131 (2.32%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 754 (13.37%) Analytical Skills
2 479 (8.49%) Computer Science
3 463 (8.21%) Management Information System
4 408 (7.23%) User Experience
5 353 (6.26%) Self-Motivation
6 283 (5.02%) Data Centre
7 166 (2.94%) Enterprise Software
8 125 (2.22%) Fintech
9 112 (1.99%) Mobile App
10 90 (1.60%) Greenfield Project
11 88 (1.56%) Virtual Team
12 72 (1.28%) CMDB
13 69 (1.22%) Robotics
14 65 (1.15%) Public Cloud
15 62 (1.10%) PKI
16 58 (1.03%) Data Structures
17 57 (1.01%) Security Operations Centre
18 55 (0.98%) Algorithms
19 48 (0.85%) Cloud Native
20 45 (0.80%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 601 (10.65%) Windows
2 398 (7.06%) Linux
3 204 (3.62%) Unix
4 184 (3.26%) Windows Server
5 101 (1.79%) Windows Server 2012
6 88 (1.56%) Windows 10
7 74 (1.31%) Android
8 72 (1.28%) Windows Server 2008
9 58 (1.03%) Windows 7
10 50 (0.89%) Apple iOS
11 29 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 26 (0.46%) CentOS
13 21 (0.37%) Windows 8
14 19 (0.34%) Ubuntu
15 18 (0.32%) Mac OS X
16 17 (0.30%) Mac OS
17 15 (0.27%) Kali Linux
18 13 (0.23%) Debian
19 10 (0.18%) Solaris
20 8 (0.14%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,606 (46.20%) Agile Software Development
2 1,246 (22.09%) Problem-Solving
3 899 (15.94%) Scrum
4 861 (15.26%) Project Management
5 804 (14.25%) ITIL
6 775 (13.74%) DevOps
7 716 (12.69%) Software Engineering
8 693 (12.29%) Test Automation
9 654 (11.59%) TDD
10 615 (10.90%) Continuous Integration
11 610 (10.81%) Stakeholder Management
12 559 (9.91%) SDLC
13 504 (8.93%) Mentoring
14 459 (8.14%) Service Delivery
15 453 (8.03%) Information Security
16 446 (7.91%) BDD
17 434 (7.69%) Microservices
18 425 (7.53%) Coaching
19 424 (7.52%) Analytics
20 407 (7.22%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 994 (17.62%) SQL
2 890 (15.78%) C#
3 785 (13.92%) JavaScript
4 784 (13.90%) Java
5 458 (8.12%) Python
6 238 (4.22%) PowerShell
7 176 (3.12%) C
8 162 (2.87%) C++
9 160 (2.84%) T-SQL
10 154 (2.73%) PHP
11 143 (2.54%) Bash Shell
12 126 (2.23%) Ruby
13 120 (2.13%) VBA
14 118 (2.09%) Perl
15 117 (2.07%) VB.NET
16 57 (1.01%) Scala
17 54 (0.96%) ES6
17 54 (0.96%) TypeScript
18 51 (0.90%) Shell Script
19 50 (0.89%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 1,205 (21.36%) Degree
2 263 (4.66%) Computer Science Degree
3 199 (3.53%) Security Cleared
4 179 (3.17%) CISSP
5 174 (3.08%) ITIL Certification
6 162 (2.87%) Microsoft Certification
7 158 (2.80%) Cisco Certification
8 126 (2.23%) CISM
9 123 (2.18%) ISEB
9 123 (2.18%) SC Cleared
10 120 (2.13%) PMI Certification
11 116 (2.06%) CCNP
12 115 (2.04%) Master's Degree
13 110 (1.95%) ISTQB
14 107 (1.90%) CISA
15 103 (1.83%) PMP
16 87 (1.54%) SAFe Agilist
17 79 (1.40%) CompTIA Security+
18 75 (1.33%) GIAC
19 74 (1.31%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 565 (10.02%) QA
2 237 (4.20%) SLA
3 175 (3.10%) PMO
4 171 (3.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 135 (2.39%) GDPR
6 85 (1.51%) Data Quality
7 69 (1.22%) PCI DSS
8 44 (0.78%) COBIT
9 34 (0.60%) Cyber Essentials
9 34 (0.60%) ISO 9001
10 22 (0.39%) GPG13
11 21 (0.37%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 18 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 14 (0.25%) ISAE 3402
14 13 (0.23%) GCP
14 13 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 11 (0.20%) SSAE 16
16 8 (0.14%) GAMP
17 6 (0.11%) ISO 22301
17 6 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 284 (5.03%) Active Directory
2 250 (4.43%) Docker
3 239 (4.24%) VMware Infrastructure
4 86 (1.52%) Hyper-V
5 75 (1.33%) VMware ESXi
6 60 (1.06%) vSphere
7 58 (1.03%) XenApp
8 52 (0.92%) Virtual Machines
9 47 (0.83%) XenDesktop
10 23 (0.41%) KVM
11 22 (0.39%) Virtual Desktop
12 21 (0.37%) BitLocker
12 21 (0.37%) Xen
13 20 (0.35%) VirtualBox
14 19 (0.34%) Microsoft App-V
15 17 (0.30%) DFS Replication
16 12 (0.21%) Firmware
17 10 (0.18%) HDFS
17 10 (0.18%) Virtual Servers
18 9 (0.16%) Samba
Systems Management
1 179 (3.17%) Ansible
2 166 (2.94%) Puppet
3 141 (2.50%) Opscode Chef
4 89 (1.58%) Kubernetes
5 71 (1.26%) Terraform
6 68 (1.21%) SCCM
7 30 (0.53%) Docker Swarm
8 26 (0.46%) Nessus
8 26 (0.46%) SCVMM
9 25 (0.44%) vCenter Server
10 19 (0.34%) NetBackup
10 19 (0.34%) vMotion
11 18 (0.32%) Perfmon
11 18 (0.32%) vRealize Orchestrator
12 17 (0.30%) Packer
13 16 (0.28%) Kibana
14 15 (0.27%) Nagios
14 15 (0.27%) Nmap
14 15 (0.27%) vRealize
15 14 (0.25%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 983 (17.43%) Microsoft
2 323 (5.73%) VMware
3 310 (5.50%) Oracle
4 251 (4.45%) Cisco
4 251 (4.45%) SAP
5 155 (2.75%) Citrix
5 155 (2.75%) HP
6 153 (2.71%) ServiceNow
7 132 (2.34%) CheckPoint
8 110 (1.95%) Tableau
9 107 (1.90%) Google
10 97 (1.72%) Salesforce.com
11 96 (1.70%) Sitecore
12 90 (1.60%) F5
13 88 (1.56%) Capita
14 75 (1.33%) NetApp
15 67 (1.19%) Fortinet
16 64 (1.13%) Adobe
17 59 (1.05%) Alias
18 58 (1.03%) Splunk