Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Continual Improvement
UK > England
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 97 93 131
Rank change year-on-year -4 +38 +17
Permanent jobs citing Continuous Improvement 5381 5341 5135
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 3.19% 3.03% 2.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.55% 3.39% 2.81%
Number of salaries quoted 3785 3937 3705
England median annual salary £52,500 £51,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.94% +2.00% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £79,000 £78,750
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £48,739
% change year-on-year +5.00% +2.59% -0.53%

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 151516 157743 182536
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 89.93% 89.35% 88.74%
Number of salaries quoted 120527 132311 151934
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% +5.56%

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 20 November 2017.

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 20 November 2017. 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 +57 2299 £62,500 +4.17% 146
South East +10 1006 £50,000 +5.26% 108
North of England -25 766 £46,000 +2.22% 79
Midlands -38 549 £42,500 -10.53% 35
North West -19 401 £47,500 +5.56% 36
East of England -1 384 £52,500 -4.55% 54
West Midlands -33 371 £45,000 -5.26% 17
South West +14 353 £45,000 -1.10% 30
Yorkshire -7 326 £42,500 - 38
East Midlands -36 177 £41,500 -12.63% 18
North East -37 38 £43,500 -6.45% 5
Continuous Improvement
UK

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region with a requirement for Continuous Improvement.

1 1991 (37.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1587 (29.49%) Finance
3 953 (17.71%) Degree
4 930 (17.28%) SQL
5 904 (16.80%) Microsoft
6 900 (16.73%) ITIL
7 764 (14.20%) Project Management
8 741 (13.77%) Java
9 731 (13.58%) JavaScript
10 729 (13.55%) Scrum
11 723 (13.44%) Analytical Skills
12 685 (12.73%) .NET
13 674 (12.53%) SQL Server
14 673 (12.51%) QA
15 646 (12.01%) C#
16 644 (11.97%) Test Automation
17 635 (11.80%) Windows
18 609 (11.32%) Change Management
19 581 (10.80%) DevOps
20 557 (10.35%) HTML
21 536 (9.96%) Linux
22 528 (9.81%) Mentoring
23 516 (9.59%) Software Engineering
24 500 (9.29%) Stakeholder Management
25 473 (8.79%) Service Delivery
26 471 (8.75%) Computer Science
27 459 (8.53%) Banking
28 458 (8.51%) Asset Management
29 452 (8.40%) SDLC
30 448 (8.33%) TDD

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
1 137 (2.55%) SharePoint
2 136 (2.53%) Apache
3 117 (2.17%) CMS
4 108 (2.01%) Tomcat
5 106 (1.97%) MS Exchange
6 104 (1.93%) IIS
7 76 (1.41%) Confluence
8 66 (1.23%) EPiServer
9 52 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2010
9 52 (0.97%) NServiceBus
10 49 (0.91%) Skype for Business
11 45 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2013
12 44 (0.82%) OpenStack
13 43 (0.80%) Elasticsearch
14 35 (0.65%) Sitecore CMS
15 28 (0.52%) Sitefinity
16 25 (0.46%) nginx
17 24 (0.45%) JBoss
18 22 (0.41%) Apache Spark
19 19 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 220 (4.09%) Microsoft Office
2 205 (3.81%) Microsoft Excel
3 67 (1.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 56 (1.04%) MS Visio
5 43 (0.80%) Microsoft Project
6 23 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
7 12 (0.22%) Photoshop
8 10 (0.19%) SPSS
9 7 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
10 6 (0.11%) InfoPath
10 6 (0.11%) InVision
11 5 (0.093%) SOLIDWORKS
11 5 (0.093%) UXPin
12 4 (0.074%) Adobe Captivate
12 4 (0.074%) Chatbot
12 4 (0.074%) SPSS Modeler
13 2 (0.037%) Adobe After Effects
13 2 (0.037%) Adobe Premiere
14 1 (0.019%) RoboHelp
14 1 (0.019%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 92 (1.71%) SAP S/4HANA
2 74 (1.38%) Dynamics CRM
3 53 (0.98%) SAP CO
3 53 (0.98%) SAP FI
3 53 (0.98%) SAP FI/CO
4 33 (0.61%) SAP EWM
4 33 (0.61%) SAP Hybris
5 26 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
6 21 (0.39%) SAP BPC
7 19 (0.35%) assyst
7 19 (0.35%) SAP CRM
8 18 (0.33%) NetSuite
9 15 (0.28%) Eloqua
9 15 (0.28%) SAP SD
10 13 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
10 13 (0.24%) SAP WM
11 11 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
11 11 (0.20%) SAP MM
12 10 (0.19%) Magento
12 10 (0.19%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 361 (6.71%) Amazon AWS
2 265 (4.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 180 (3.35%) SaaS
4 127 (2.36%) Office 365
5 101 (1.88%) GitHub
6 72 (1.34%) PaaS
7 67 (1.25%) Amazon EC2
7 67 (1.25%) IaaS
8 57 (1.06%) Cloud Computing
9 47 (0.87%) AWS CloudFormation
10 28 (0.52%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 26 (0.48%) Google Analytics
11 26 (0.48%) Mimecast
11 26 (0.48%) Serverless
12 25 (0.46%) Google Cloud Platform
13 22 (0.41%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 19 (0.35%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 17 (0.32%) Amazon ElastiCache
16 16 (0.30%) AWS Lambda
17 15 (0.28%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 197 (3.66%) Firewall
2 123 (2.29%) DNS
3 117 (2.17%) WAN
4 110 (2.04%) SAN
5 105 (1.95%) LAN
6 94 (1.75%) Internet
7 84 (1.56%) Network Security
7 84 (1.56%) TCP/IP
8 73 (1.36%) Wireless
9 68 (1.26%) LDAP
10 67 (1.25%) DHCP
11 58 (1.08%) VPN
12 54 (1.00%) HTTP
13 48 (0.89%) Skype
14 45 (0.84%) Unified Communications
15 39 (0.72%) Intranet
16 37 (0.69%) VoIP
17 32 (0.59%) VLAN
18 31 (0.58%) Wi-Fi
19 29 (0.54%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 674 (12.53%) SQL Server
2 190 (3.53%) MySQL
3 147 (2.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 115 (2.14%) Relational Database
5 114 (2.12%) Data Warehouse
6 108 (2.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 107 (1.99%) NoSQL
8 100 (1.86%) MongoDB
9 92 (1.71%) Big Data
10 90 (1.67%) SQL Server 2012
11 83 (1.54%) SQL Server 2008
12 65 (1.21%) SQL Server 2014
13 57 (1.06%) PostgreSQL
14 45 (0.84%) Power BI
15 44 (0.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 40 (0.74%) Hadoop
17 32 (0.59%) Oracle Database
17 32 (0.59%) Oracle ODI
18 30 (0.56%) BusinessObjects
19 26 (0.48%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 274 (5.09%) Git (software)
2 248 (4.61%) JIRA
3 239 (4.44%) Selenium
4 184 (3.42%) Jenkins
5 183 (3.40%) Team Foundation Server
6 136 (2.53%) JUnit
7 116 (2.16%) Subversion
8 109 (2.03%) Cucumber
9 102 (1.90%) Maven
10 93 (1.73%) Visual Studio
11 85 (1.58%) TeamCity
12 76 (1.41%) LSMW
13 70 (1.30%) Octopus Deploy
14 64 (1.19%) eCATT
15 53 (0.98%) WebDriver
16 47 (0.87%) HP UFT
17 44 (0.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 40 (0.74%) gulp
18 40 (0.74%) Mercurial
19 39 (0.72%) Eclipse
General
1 1587 (29.49%) Finance
2 459 (8.53%) Banking
3 395 (7.34%) Retail
4 295 (5.48%) Retail Banking
5 288 (5.35%) Marketing
6 286 (5.31%) Investment Banking
7 201 (3.74%) Manufacturing
8 197 (3.66%) Front Office
9 170 (3.16%) Legal
10 146 (2.71%) Telecoms
11 124 (2.30%) Back Office
12 112 (2.08%) Games
12 112 (2.08%) Law
13 95 (1.77%) Publishing
14 87 (1.62%) Electronics
15 67 (1.25%) Advertising
16 53 (0.98%) Financial Institution
17 50 (0.93%) Billing
18 39 (0.72%) General Ledger
19 31 (0.58%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1034 (19.22%) Developer
2 699 (12.99%) Analyst
3 294 (5.46%) Consultant
4 264 (4.91%) IT Manager
5 256 (4.76%) Architect
6 229 (4.26%) Java Developer
7 222 (4.13%) Project Manager
8 214 (3.98%) Senior Developer
9 203 (3.77%) C# Developer
10 190 (3.53%) Business Analyst
11 170 (3.16%) Service Manager
12 159 (2.95%) .NET Developer
13 147 (2.73%) Scrum Master
14 146 (2.71%) SAP Consultant
15 136 (2.53%) Software Engineer
16 131 (2.43%) Team Leader
17 128 (2.38%) Delivery Manager
17 128 (2.38%) DevOps Engineer
18 124 (2.30%) Solutions Architect
19 113 (2.10%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 685 (12.73%) .NET
2 557 (10.35%) HTML
3 423 (7.86%) CSS
4 375 (6.97%) Web Services
5 332 (6.17%) AngularJS
6 287 (5.33%) ASP.NET
7 249 (4.63%) HTML5
8 246 (4.57%) REST
9 220 (4.09%) Spring
10 194 (3.61%) jQuery
11 192 (3.57%) XML
12 174 (3.23%) SOAP
13 167 (3.10%) React
14 154 (2.86%) .NET Framework
15 147 (2.73%) Node.js
16 143 (2.66%) CSS3
17 128 (2.38%) RESTful
18 117 (2.17%) J2EE
19 112 (2.08%) Entity Framework
20 108 (2.01%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 723 (13.44%) Analytical Skills
2 471 (8.75%) Computer Science
3 329 (6.11%) Management Information System
4 322 (5.98%) User Experience
5 229 (4.26%) Data Centre
6 160 (2.97%) Equities
7 113 (2.10%) Fintech
8 104 (1.93%) Virtual Team
9 101 (1.88%) Mobile App
10 97 (1.80%) Enterprise Software
11 95 (1.77%) NHS
12 94 (1.75%) Derivative
13 89 (1.65%) Greenfield Project
14 85 (1.58%) Public Cloud
15 67 (1.25%) iPad
16 50 (0.93%) Fixed Income
17 49 (0.91%) Social Media
18 48 (0.89%) Data Structures
19 39 (0.72%) Clustering
20 33 (0.61%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 635 (11.80%) Windows
2 536 (9.96%) Linux
3 199 (3.70%) Windows Server
4 196 (3.64%) Unix
5 106 (1.97%) Windows Server 2012
6 96 (1.78%) Windows Server 2008
7 81 (1.51%) Android
8 66 (1.23%) Apple iOS
9 62 (1.15%) Windows 7
10 53 (0.98%) CentOS
11 45 (0.84%) Ubuntu
12 42 (0.78%) Windows 10
13 36 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 29 (0.54%) Windows Server 2003
15 28 (0.52%) Mac OS
16 20 (0.37%) Windows 8
17 18 (0.33%) Solaris
18 17 (0.32%) AIX
19 16 (0.30%) Mac OS X
20 9 (0.17%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 1991 (37.00%) Agile Software Development
2 900 (16.73%) ITIL
3 764 (14.20%) Project Management
4 729 (13.55%) Scrum
5 644 (11.97%) Test Automation
6 609 (11.32%) Change Management
7 581 (10.80%) DevOps
8 528 (9.81%) Mentoring
9 516 (9.59%) Software Engineering
10 500 (9.29%) Stakeholder Management
11 473 (8.79%) Service Delivery
12 458 (8.51%) Asset Management
13 452 (8.40%) SDLC
14 448 (8.33%) TDD
15 412 (7.66%) Coaching
16 373 (6.93%) Continuous Integration
17 344 (6.39%) Service Management
18 339 (6.30%) Information Security
19 324 (6.02%) MVC
20 311 (5.78%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 930 (17.28%) SQL
2 741 (13.77%) Java
3 731 (13.58%) JavaScript
4 646 (12.01%) C#
5 294 (5.46%) Python
6 172 (3.20%) PowerShell
7 147 (2.73%) T-SQL
8 135 (2.51%) C
9 131 (2.43%) C++
10 109 (2.03%) PHP
11 108 (2.01%) Ruby
12 107 (1.99%) Shell Script
13 95 (1.77%) ABAP
14 92 (1.71%) PL/SQL
15 91 (1.69%) Bash Shell
16 87 (1.62%) Perl
17 59 (1.10%) ES6
18 57 (1.06%) VB.NET
19 39 (0.72%) R
20 38 (0.71%) VBA
Qualifications
1 953 (17.71%) Degree
2 175 (3.25%) ITIL Certification
3 148 (2.75%) CISSP
4 138 (2.56%) Security Cleared
5 134 (2.49%) Computer Science Degree
6 110 (2.04%) SC Cleared
7 108 (2.01%) ISEB
8 103 (1.91%) Microsoft Certification
9 95 (1.77%) CISM
10 87 (1.62%) Cisco Certification
11 71 (1.32%) ISTQB
12 67 (1.25%) CCNA
13 62 (1.15%) PMI Certification
14 57 (1.06%) CISA
15 55 (1.02%) CCNP
16 54 (1.00%) PMP
17 53 (0.98%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 51 (0.95%) MCP
19 46 (0.85%) MCPD
20 42 (0.78%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 673 (12.51%) QA
2 276 (5.13%) SLA
3 182 (3.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 166 (3.08%) PMO
5 58 (1.08%) PCI DSS
6 48 (0.89%) COBIT
7 46 (0.85%) GDPR
8 39 (0.72%) ISO 9001
8 39 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 31 (0.58%) Data Quality
10 29 (0.54%) Cyber Essentials
11 23 (0.43%) ISO 14001
12 20 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 15 (0.28%) ISO 22301
14 12 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 9 (0.17%) ISO 9000
16 6 (0.11%) GPG13
16 6 (0.11%) P3O
16 6 (0.11%) SSAE 16
17 4 (0.074%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 323 (6.00%) Active Directory
2 189 (3.51%) Docker
3 172 (3.20%) VMware Infrastructure
4 58 (1.08%) vSphere
5 53 (0.98%) VMware ESXi
6 49 (0.91%) Hyper-V
7 38 (0.71%) Virtual Machines
8 24 (0.45%) XenApp
9 20 (0.37%) XenDesktop
10 17 (0.32%) NFS
11 15 (0.28%) DFS Replication
12 13 (0.24%) Firmware
13 8 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
14 5 (0.093%) vCloud
14 5 (0.093%) Virtual Desktop
14 5 (0.093%) VMware NSX
15 4 (0.074%) KVM
15 4 (0.074%) LXC
16 3 (0.056%) Dovecot
16 3 (0.056%) iptables
Systems Management
1 152 (2.82%) Ansible
2 137 (2.55%) Puppet
3 111 (2.06%) SCCM
4 95 (1.77%) Opscode Chef
5 73 (1.36%) Kubernetes
6 51 (0.95%) SCOM
7 43 (0.80%) Nagios
8 42 (0.78%) Terraform
9 33 (0.61%) Microsoft Clustering
10 29 (0.54%) HP Quality Center
11 19 (0.35%) SCOrch
12 18 (0.33%) Simpana
13 17 (0.32%) Grafana
13 17 (0.32%) Tivoli
14 15 (0.28%) Cisco CUCM
15 14 (0.26%) SCVMM
16 13 (0.24%) FortiGate
16 13 (0.24%) Opsview
16 13 (0.24%) vCenter Server
16 13 (0.24%) vRealize
Vendors
1 904 (16.80%) Microsoft
2 403 (7.49%) SAP
3 366 (6.80%) Oracle
4 300 (5.58%) VMware
5 268 (4.98%) Cisco
6 171 (3.18%) HP
7 113 (2.10%) Cadence
8 83 (1.54%) Google
9 81 (1.51%) Citrix
10 68 (1.26%) Salesforce.com
11 67 (1.25%) CheckPoint
12 59 (1.10%) Juniper
13 56 (1.04%) Red Hat
14 53 (0.98%) Sun
15 51 (0.95%) OpenText
16 49 (0.91%) Sybase
17 48 (0.89%) NetApp
18 45 (0.84%) Atlassian
19 44 (0.82%) F5
19 44 (0.82%) Sitecore