Period
to 3 March 2021

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 3 March 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Continual Improvement
UK > England
6 months to
3 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 89 84 80
Rank change year-on-year -5 -4 +17
Permanent jobs citing Continuous Improvement 2,325 3,929 5,158
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 3.42% 3.48% 3.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.69% 3.78% 4.03%
Number of salaries quoted 1,883 2,872 3,476
Median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% - +4.76%
10th Percentile £36,250 £34,802 £32,500
90th Percentile £88,500 £85,000 £82,500
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £53,895
% change year-on-year +4.55% +2.05% +2.66%

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 62,951 103,813 128,064
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 92.72% 92.04% 92.36%
Number of salaries quoted 49,994 83,927 103,492
Median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £90,000 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £53,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +2.80% +1.90% +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 3 March 2021.

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 3 March 2021. 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 +9 968 £71,000 +13.60% 156
South East -10 360 £55,000 - 93
North of England -14 342 £52,500 - 113
Midlands -5 293 £51,000 +7.37% 76
South West +19 245 £47,500 - 46
West Midlands -11 203 £52,500 +10.53% 60
North West 0 160 £55,000 +1.85% 64
Yorkshire -37 135 £50,000 - 28
East of England -1 107 £47,500 -5.00% 43
East Midlands +10 89 £45,000 -6.25% 16
North East +23 47 £54,084 +35.21% 21
Continuous Improvement
UK

For the 6 months to 3 March 2021, 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.

1 984 (42.32%) Agile Software Development
2 605 (26.02%) DevOps
3 522 (22.45%) Finance
4 485 (20.86%) Azure
5 452 (19.44%) Microsoft
6 384 (16.52%) Problem-Solving
7 364 (15.66%) AWS
8 360 (15.48%) C#
9 326 (14.02%) SQL
10 306 (13.16%) Software Engineering
11 298 (12.82%) .NET
12 288 (12.39%) Scrum
13 287 (12.34%) Java
14 281 (12.09%) Windows
15 276 (11.87%) Test Automation
16 275 (11.83%) Mentoring
17 262 (11.27%) JavaScript
18 258 (11.10%) Python
18 258 (11.10%) Coaching
19 236 (10.15%) Linux
20 230 (9.89%) ITIL
21 229 (9.85%) Analytical Skills
22 228 (9.81%) Project Management
23 214 (9.20%) Degree
24 203 (8.73%) SQL Server
25 196 (8.43%) Microservices
26 195 (8.39%) Docker
27 186 (8.00%) TDD
28 182 (7.83%) Continuous Integration
29 179 (7.70%) Microsoft 365

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 58 (2.49%) SharePoint
2 53 (2.28%) Apache
3 46 (1.98%) MS Exchange
4 32 (1.38%) IIS
5 25 (1.08%) BizTalk Server
6 22 (0.95%) Confluence
6 22 (0.95%) Elasticsearch
6 22 (0.95%) JBoss
7 21 (0.90%) Red Hat Fuse
8 20 (0.86%) Apache ServiceMix
9 17 (0.73%) CMS
9 17 (0.73%) OpenStack
10 14 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2010
10 14 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2013
11 9 (0.39%) WordPress
12 6 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2003
12 6 (0.26%) SAS
12 6 (0.26%) WebSphere
12 6 (0.26%) WebSphere Application Server
13 5 (0.22%) Tomcat
Applications
1 94 (4.04%) Microsoft Office
2 77 (3.31%) Microsoft Excel
3 24 (1.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 11 (0.47%) Simulink
4 11 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
5 9 (0.39%) MS Visio
6 7 (0.30%) Microsoft Project
6 7 (0.30%) Sketch
7 5 (0.22%) InVision
8 3 (0.13%) Adobe XD
8 3 (0.13%) Revit
9 2 (0.086%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.086%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.086%) AutoCAD
9 2 (0.086%) InfoPath
9 2 (0.086%) Marvel
9 2 (0.086%) OmniGraffle
9 2 (0.086%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.043%) Chatbot
10 1 (0.043%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 39 (1.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 21 (0.90%) SAP MM
3 18 (0.77%) SAP ERP
4 11 (0.47%) NetSuite
5 8 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
5 8 (0.34%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 6 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
6 6 (0.26%) Oracle ERP
6 6 (0.26%) PeopleSoft HCM
6 6 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
7 5 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
7 5 (0.22%) SAP PP
7 5 (0.22%) SAP WM
8 4 (0.17%) Magento
8 4 (0.17%) SAP SD
9 3 (0.13%) SAP CO
9 3 (0.13%) SAP FI
9 3 (0.13%) SAP FI/CO
9 3 (0.13%) Visualfiles
10 2 (0.086%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 485 (20.86%) Azure
2 364 (15.66%) AWS
3 179 (7.70%) Microsoft 365
4 123 (5.29%) GCP
5 98 (4.22%) SaaS
6 86 (3.70%) Power Platform
7 67 (2.88%) Serverless
8 60 (2.58%) PaaS
9 47 (2.02%) AWS CloudFormation
9 47 (2.02%) Azure Active Directory
10 42 (1.81%) IaaS
11 33 (1.42%) Cloud Computing
12 32 (1.38%) Dynamics 365
13 29 (1.25%) OpenShift
14 27 (1.16%) Boomi
15 25 (1.08%) AWS Lambda
16 24 (1.03%) Datadog
16 24 (1.03%) GitHub
17 20 (0.86%) PowerApps
17 20 (0.86%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 136 (5.85%) Firewall
2 65 (2.80%) DNS
3 49 (2.11%) DHCP
4 48 (2.06%) TCP/IP
5 39 (1.68%) LAN
6 38 (1.63%) WAN
7 37 (1.59%) SAN
8 27 (1.16%) Internet
9 26 (1.12%) HTTP
10 19 (0.82%) Network Security
10 19 (0.82%) VoIP
10 19 (0.82%) VSAN
11 18 (0.77%) Intrusion Detection
12 17 (0.73%) Skype
13 16 (0.69%) VPN
14 15 (0.65%) Wireless
15 12 (0.52%) BGP
15 12 (0.52%) OSPF
15 12 (0.52%) VLAN
16 11 (0.47%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 203 (8.73%) SQL Server
2 90 (3.87%) NoSQL
2 90 (3.87%) Relational Database
3 85 (3.66%) MySQL
4 73 (3.14%) Power BI
5 57 (2.45%) Data Warehouse
6 51 (2.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 51 (2.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 50 (2.15%) MongoDB
8 46 (1.98%) Big Data
9 43 (1.85%) PostgreSQL
10 40 (1.72%) RDBMS
11 33 (1.42%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 25 (1.08%) SQL Server 2017
12 25 (1.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 22 (0.95%) Tableau
14 19 (0.82%) Data Lake
15 15 (0.65%) Hadoop
16 14 (0.60%) GIS
17 13 (0.56%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 168 (7.23%) Git (software)
2 124 (5.33%) Jenkins
3 87 (3.74%) JIRA
4 68 (2.92%) Cucumber
5 58 (2.49%) Selenium
6 51 (2.19%) TeamCity
7 49 (2.11%) Visual Studio
8 43 (1.85%) Team Foundation Server
9 35 (1.51%) Visual Studio Team System
10 27 (1.16%) Gradle
11 20 (0.86%) Cypress.io
11 20 (0.86%) GitLab
11 20 (0.86%) Octopus Deploy
12 19 (0.82%) Bitbucket
13 18 (0.77%) GoCD
13 18 (0.77%) LSMW
14 17 (0.73%) Maven
15 16 (0.69%) webpack
16 13 (0.56%) IntelliJ
16 13 (0.56%) Mocha
General
1 522 (22.45%) Finance
2 104 (4.47%) Games
3 102 (4.39%) Marketing
4 87 (3.74%) Banking
5 68 (2.92%) Retail
6 62 (2.67%) Manufacturing
7 61 (2.62%) Legal
8 54 (2.32%) Public Sector
9 50 (2.15%) Telecoms
10 47 (2.02%) Law
11 45 (1.94%) Publishing
12 32 (1.38%) Back Office
13 28 (1.20%) Aerospace
14 23 (0.99%) Digital Economy
15 22 (0.95%) Electronics
16 20 (0.86%) Front Office
17 19 (0.82%) Military
18 13 (0.56%) Advertising
18 13 (0.56%) Automotive
19 12 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 390 (16.77%) Developer
2 199 (8.56%) Analyst
3 165 (7.10%) DevOps Engineer
4 128 (5.51%) Software Engineer
5 106 (4.56%) Senior Developer
6 101 (4.34%) Architect
7 87 (3.74%) Software Developer
8 76 (3.27%) IT Manager
9 73 (3.14%) C# Developer
9 73 (3.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 70 (3.01%) Delivery Manager
10 70 (3.01%) Senior DevOps
11 65 (2.80%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 60 (2.58%) Service Manager
13 59 (2.54%) Scrum Master
14 55 (2.37%) .NET Developer
14 55 (2.37%) Cloud Engineer
14 55 (2.37%) Java Developer
15 54 (2.32%) Senior Software Engineer
16 52 (2.24%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 298 (12.82%) .NET
2 138 (5.94%) React
3 118 (5.08%) CSS
4 114 (4.90%) .NET Framework
5 105 (4.52%) Kafka
6 99 (4.26%) Web Services
7 98 (4.22%) HTML
8 91 (3.91%) Node.js
9 85 (3.66%) RESTful
10 83 (3.57%) REST
11 80 (3.44%) .NET Core
12 74 (3.18%) AngularJS
13 50 (2.15%) Entity Framework
14 49 (2.11%) Spring
15 48 (2.06%) ASP.NET
15 48 (2.06%) JSON
16 47 (2.02%) ASP.NET Web API
16 47 (2.02%) GraphQL
17 46 (1.98%) Apache Flex
18 42 (1.81%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 229 (9.85%) Analytical Skills
2 146 (6.28%) User Experience
3 122 (5.25%) Management Information System
4 106 (4.56%) Greenfield Project
5 60 (2.58%) Self-Motivation
6 53 (2.28%) Virtual Team
7 51 (2.19%) Public Cloud
8 47 (2.02%) Social Network
9 43 (1.85%) Algorithms
10 41 (1.76%) Mobile App
11 33 (1.42%) Hedge funds
12 32 (1.38%) Cloud Native
13 27 (1.16%) Blog
14 26 (1.12%) Data Structures
14 26 (1.12%) N-Tier
15 25 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
16 24 (1.03%) Driving Licence
17 22 (0.95%) PKI
18 21 (0.90%) Data Centre
19 20 (0.86%) LIMS
Operating Systems
1 281 (12.09%) Windows
2 236 (10.15%) Linux
3 105 (4.52%) Windows Server
4 72 (3.10%) Windows 10
5 50 (2.15%) Unix
6 49 (2.11%) Android
7 48 (2.06%) Windows Server 2016
8 44 (1.89%) Windows Server 2012
9 31 (1.33%) Windows Server 2019
10 24 (1.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 23 (0.99%) CentOS
12 22 (0.95%) Ubuntu
13 20 (0.86%) Apple iOS
14 15 (0.65%) Windows 7
15 13 (0.56%) Windows Server 2008
16 12 (0.52%) Mac OS
17 10 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
18 6 (0.26%) SUSE
18 6 (0.26%) Windows 8
19 5 (0.22%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 984 (42.32%) Agile Software Development
2 605 (26.02%) DevOps
3 384 (16.52%) Problem-Solving
4 306 (13.16%) Software Engineering
5 288 (12.39%) Scrum
6 276 (11.87%) Test Automation
7 275 (11.83%) Mentoring
8 258 (11.10%) Coaching
9 230 (9.89%) ITIL
10 228 (9.81%) Project Management
11 196 (8.43%) Microservices
12 186 (8.00%) TDD
13 182 (7.83%) Continuous Integration
14 170 (7.31%) SDLC
15 166 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
16 160 (6.88%) Service Delivery
17 159 (6.84%) Service Management
18 156 (6.71%) Analytics
19 142 (6.11%) Project Delivery
20 139 (5.98%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 360 (15.48%) C#
2 326 (14.02%) SQL
3 287 (12.34%) Java
4 262 (11.27%) JavaScript
5 258 (11.10%) Python
6 137 (5.89%) PowerShell
7 86 (3.70%) C
8 74 (3.18%) T-SQL
9 71 (3.05%) Bash Shell
10 66 (2.84%) C++
11 62 (2.67%) TypeScript
12 47 (2.02%) Go
13 39 (1.68%) Ruby
14 38 (1.63%) PHP
15 34 (1.46%) Scala
16 32 (1.38%) Shell Script
17 31 (1.33%) Java 8
18 30 (1.29%) Kotlin
19 25 (1.08%) R
20 21 (0.90%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 214 (9.20%) Degree
2 139 (5.98%) Security Cleared
3 106 (4.56%) SC Cleared
4 36 (1.55%) ITIL Certification
5 34 (1.46%) Computer Science Degree
6 33 (1.42%) Cisco Certification
7 27 (1.16%) CISSP
7 27 (1.16%) Microsoft Certification
8 25 (1.08%) CCNA
9 23 (0.99%) DV Cleared
10 19 (0.82%) ISTQB
11 18 (0.77%) HND
11 18 (0.77%) MCSE
12 17 (0.73%) MCSA
13 16 (0.69%) PhD
14 15 (0.65%) HNC
14 15 (0.65%) ISEB
15 14 (0.60%) CISM
16 13 (0.56%) APMP
16 13 (0.56%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 131 (5.63%) QA
2 91 (3.91%) SLA
3 65 (2.80%) GDPR
4 41 (1.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 35 (1.51%) PMO
6 25 (1.08%) PCI DSS
7 23 (0.99%) Data Quality
8 17 (0.73%) Cyber Essentials
9 16 (0.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 15 (0.65%) NIST
11 11 (0.47%) GMP
12 10 (0.43%) HIPAA
12 10 (0.43%) ISO 9001
13 8 (0.34%) COBIT
13 8 (0.34%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 6 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 5 (0.22%) GxP
15 5 (0.22%) ISO 13485
15 5 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27005
15 5 (0.22%) P3O
System Software
1 195 (8.39%) Docker
2 169 (7.27%) Active Directory
3 82 (3.53%) VMware Infrastructure
4 40 (1.72%) Hyper-V
5 29 (1.25%) VMware ESXi
6 25 (1.08%) vSphere
7 22 (0.95%) Virtual Servers
8 21 (0.90%) VMware NSX
9 15 (0.65%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 14 (0.60%) Virtual Machines
11 9 (0.39%) Firmware
11 9 (0.39%) XenApp
11 9 (0.39%) XenDesktop
12 7 (0.30%) Microcode
12 7 (0.30%) vCloud
13 6 (0.26%) RHEV
14 4 (0.17%) LXC
15 3 (0.13%) Virtual Desktop
16 2 (0.086%) pfSense
17 1 (0.043%) KVM
Systems Management
1 178 (7.66%) Terraform
2 169 (7.27%) Kubernetes
3 166 (7.14%) Ansible
4 116 (4.99%) Opscode Chef
5 102 (4.39%) Puppet
6 29 (1.25%) Microsoft Intune
7 28 (1.20%) SCCM
8 25 (1.08%) Istio
9 23 (0.99%) Fortio
9 23 (0.99%) Kiali
10 19 (0.82%) vCenter Server
11 18 (0.77%) Single Sign-On
12 14 (0.60%) Packer
13 10 (0.43%) Rancher
13 10 (0.43%) Rundeck
14 9 (0.39%) Prometheus
15 8 (0.34%) CASB
16 7 (0.30%) Jamf Pro
16 7 (0.30%) Nagios
16 7 (0.30%) SCOM
Vendors
1 452 (19.44%) Microsoft
2 152 (6.54%) VMware
3 78 (3.35%) Google
4 66 (2.84%) Salesforce.com
5 63 (2.71%) Oracle
6 49 (2.11%) SAP
7 42 (1.81%) Citrix
7 42 (1.81%) Red Hat
8 39 (1.68%) Cisco
9 32 (1.38%) Dell
10 27 (1.16%) MuleSoft
11 26 (1.12%) ServiceNow
12 23 (0.99%) IBM
13 22 (0.95%) JD Edwards
14 21 (0.90%) Charles River
15 20 (0.86%) Splunk
15 20 (0.86%) TIBCO
15 20 (0.86%) UiPath
15 20 (0.86%) WSO2
16 19 (0.82%) HP