Period
to 18 November 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 18 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Continual Improvement
UK > England
6 months to
18 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 84 97 94
Rank change year-on-year +13 -3 +39
Permanent jobs citing Continuous Improvement 5,455 5,361 5,413
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 3.65% 3.19% 3.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.00% 3.49% 3.32%
Number of salaries quoted 3,524 3,782 4,003
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +3.96% +1.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £79,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +3.09%

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 136,482 153,576 162,968
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 91.20% 91.49% 90.94%
Number of salaries quoted 109,488 122,315 136,806
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,500 £28,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £80,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%

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 18 November 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 18 November 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 +10 2,228 £62,500 - 280
South East +21 1,104 £55,000 +10.00% 192
North of England 0 652 £45,000 - 178
Midlands +30 606 £47,500 +11.76% 131
East of England +52 527 £48,500 -7.62% 87
West Midlands +31 425 £47,500 +5.56% 78
North West +6 363 £45,000 -5.26% 79
South West -2 322 £50,099 +11.33% 77
Yorkshire -12 253 £46,500 +9.41% 75
East Midlands +2 178 £43,500 +4.82% 53
North East -7 36 £35,000 -8.50% 24
Continuous Improvement
UK

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 2,475 (45.37%) Agile Software Development
2 1,399 (25.65%) Finance
3 1,152 (21.12%) Problem-Solving
4 1,058 (19.40%) Microsoft
5 1,036 (18.99%) Degree
6 958 (17.56%) SQL
7 934 (17.12%) C#
8 875 (16.04%) Scrum
9 859 (15.75%) Project Management
10 838 (15.36%) .NET
11 778 (14.26%) DevOps
12 753 (13.80%) JavaScript
13 746 (13.68%) SQL Server
14 737 (13.51%) ITIL
15 679 (12.45%) Java
16 671 (12.30%) Analytical Skills
17 667 (12.23%) Stakeholder Management
18 653 (11.97%) Software Engineering
19 650 (11.92%) Microsoft Azure
20 628 (11.51%) Test Automation
21 617 (11.31%) TDD
22 581 (10.65%) Amazon AWS
23 569 (10.43%) Windows
24 543 (9.95%) Mentoring
25 526 (9.64%) Continuous Integration
26 520 (9.53%) HTML
27 511 (9.37%) SDLC
28 480 (8.80%) QA
29 470 (8.62%) Information Security
30 466 (8.54%) Management Information System

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
1 225 (4.12%) CMS
2 157 (2.88%) SharePoint
3 153 (2.80%) Confluence
4 79 (1.45%) Sitecore CMS
5 76 (1.39%) EPiServer
6 68 (1.25%) MS Exchange
7 63 (1.15%) IIS
8 57 (1.04%) Apache
9 47 (0.86%) Elasticsearch
10 46 (0.84%) Apache Spark
11 38 (0.70%) Skype for Business
12 31 (0.57%) Tomcat
13 26 (0.48%) JBoss
14 25 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2013
14 25 (0.46%) WebLogic
15 22 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2010
16 19 (0.35%) BizTalk Server
16 19 (0.35%) NServiceBus
16 19 (0.35%) SAS
17 17 (0.31%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 234 (4.29%) Microsoft Office
2 169 (3.10%) Microsoft Excel
3 99 (1.81%) Microsoft Project
4 74 (1.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 62 (1.14%) MS Visio
6 18 (0.33%) InVision
7 14 (0.26%) OmniGraffle
8 7 (0.13%) Chatbot
8 7 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
9 6 (0.11%) InfoPath
9 6 (0.11%) Photoshop
10 4 (0.073%) SPSS
11 3 (0.055%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 2 (0.037%) Adobe Captivate
12 2 (0.037%) Adobe Premiere
12 2 (0.037%) Camtasia
12 2 (0.037%) FrameMaker
12 2 (0.037%) RoboHelp
13 1 (0.018%) EngageOne
13 1 (0.018%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 59 (1.08%) Dynamics AX
2 40 (0.73%) Dynamics CRM
3 35 (0.64%) Eloqua
4 34 (0.62%) SAP Hybris
5 23 (0.42%) SAP BPC
5 23 (0.42%) SAP CO
5 23 (0.42%) SAP FI
5 23 (0.42%) SAP FI/CO
6 19 (0.35%) thinkFolio
7 16 (0.29%) SAP ERP
8 15 (0.27%) SAP APO
9 13 (0.24%) Magento
10 12 (0.22%) Distributed Ledger
10 12 (0.22%) Oracle Retail
11 11 (0.20%) SAP HR
12 10 (0.18%) SAP S/4HANA
12 10 (0.18%) Temenos T24
13 9 (0.16%) Oracle Payables
13 9 (0.16%) Salesforce.com CRM
13 9 (0.16%) SAP QM
Cloud Services
1 650 (11.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 581 (10.65%) Amazon AWS
3 243 (4.45%) Office 365
4 226 (4.14%) SaaS
5 174 (3.19%) PaaS
6 119 (2.18%) IaaS
7 93 (1.70%) Cloud Computing
8 84 (1.54%) GitHub
9 76 (1.39%) npm
10 50 (0.92%) Dynamics 365
11 47 (0.86%) Google Cloud Platform
12 41 (0.75%) Serverless
13 33 (0.60%) Azure Active Directory
14 32 (0.59%) AWS CloudFormation
14 32 (0.59%) Mimecast
15 27 (0.49%) FinancialForce
15 27 (0.49%) Force.com
16 26 (0.48%) Amazon S3
17 25 (0.46%) AWS Lambda
18 22 (0.40%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 271 (4.97%) Firewall
2 158 (2.90%) DNS
3 112 (2.05%) Internet
4 109 (2.00%) WAN
5 104 (1.91%) LAN
6 99 (1.81%) DHCP
7 93 (1.70%) VPN
8 81 (1.48%) TCP/IP
9 79 (1.45%) Network Security
10 72 (1.32%) Cisco ASA
11 70 (1.28%) SAN
12 57 (1.04%) VoIP
13 48 (0.88%) Skype
14 45 (0.82%) HTTP
15 42 (0.77%) MPLS
16 41 (0.75%) OSPF
17 39 (0.71%) Cisco Nexus
18 36 (0.66%) Intranet
19 35 (0.64%) SNMP
20 34 (0.62%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 746 (13.68%) SQL Server
2 245 (4.49%) NoSQL
3 218 (4.00%) Big Data
4 184 (3.37%) MySQL
5 160 (2.93%) Data Warehouse
6 155 (2.84%) MongoDB
7 138 (2.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 133 (2.44%) Relational Database
9 125 (2.29%) SQL Server 2012
10 108 (1.98%) Hadoop
11 92 (1.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 81 (1.48%) PostgreSQL
13 79 (1.45%) Power BI
14 56 (1.03%) Couchbase
15 55 (1.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 41 (0.75%) Data Lake
16 41 (0.75%) SQL Server 2008
17 36 (0.66%) CouchDB
17 36 (0.66%) Oracle Database
18 35 (0.64%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 415 (7.61%) Git (software)
2 298 (5.46%) JIRA
3 269 (4.93%) Team Foundation Server
4 265 (4.86%) Selenium
5 221 (4.05%) Jenkins
6 203 (3.72%) Octopus Deploy
7 187 (3.43%) Visual Studio
8 167 (3.06%) TeamCity
9 98 (1.80%) gulp
10 82 (1.50%) Cucumber
11 81 (1.48%) SpecFlow
12 79 (1.45%) Karma Test Runner
13 78 (1.43%) Protractor
14 76 (1.39%) Mocha
15 74 (1.36%) Subversion
16 71 (1.30%) Sinon.JS
17 70 (1.28%) Bower
17 70 (1.28%) Maven
17 70 (1.28%) Visual Studio Team System
18 55 (1.01%) JUnit
General
1 1,399 (25.65%) Finance
2 377 (6.91%) Retail
3 307 (5.63%) Marketing
4 257 (4.71%) Banking
5 152 (2.79%) Legal
6 144 (2.64%) Manufacturing
7 120 (2.20%) Games
8 112 (2.05%) Advertising
9 110 (2.02%) Law
10 108 (1.98%) Telecoms
11 90 (1.65%) Publishing
12 87 (1.59%) Front Office
13 81 (1.48%) Billing
14 71 (1.30%) Electronics
15 68 (1.25%) Back Office
16 46 (0.84%) Military
17 41 (0.75%) Investment Banking
18 25 (0.46%) Automotive
18 25 (0.46%) Financial Institution
19 24 (0.44%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1,089 (19.96%) Developer
2 718 (13.16%) Analyst
3 295 (5.41%) Architect
4 279 (5.11%) .NET Developer
5 240 (4.40%) Project Manager
6 230 (4.22%) Senior Developer
7 227 (4.16%) IT Manager
8 218 (4.00%) C# Developer
9 171 (3.13%) Software Engineer
10 160 (2.93%) Scrum Master
11 155 (2.84%) DevOps Engineer
12 150 (2.75%) Business Analyst
12 150 (2.75%) Consultant
12 150 (2.75%) Delivery Manager
13 137 (2.51%) Solutions Architect
14 130 (2.38%) Software Developer
15 123 (2.25%) Java Developer
15 123 (2.25%) Senior Analyst
16 115 (2.11%) Service Manager
17 106 (1.94%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 838 (15.36%) .NET
2 520 (9.53%) HTML
3 400 (7.33%) CSS
4 394 (7.22%) AngularJS
5 329 (6.03%) Web Services
6 287 (5.26%) ASP.NET
7 267 (4.89%) React
8 252 (4.62%) HTML5
9 231 (4.23%) RESTful
10 215 (3.94%) jQuery
11 202 (3.70%) .NET Framework
12 181 (3.32%) Node.js
13 173 (3.17%) CSS3
14 171 (3.13%) XML
15 169 (3.10%) REST
16 139 (2.55%) Gherkin
17 134 (2.46%) WCF
18 123 (2.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 121 (2.22%) Sass
19 121 (2.22%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 671 (12.30%) Analytical Skills
2 466 (8.54%) Management Information System
3 407 (7.46%) Computer Science
4 386 (7.08%) User Experience
5 272 (4.99%) Self-Motivation
6 224 (4.11%) Data Centre
7 166 (3.04%) Enterprise Software
8 148 (2.71%) Fintech
9 132 (2.42%) Mobile App
10 97 (1.78%) Virtual Team
11 86 (1.58%) Greenfield Project
12 56 (1.03%) PKI
12 56 (1.03%) Security Operations Centre
13 54 (0.99%) CMDB
14 53 (0.97%) Cloud Native
15 51 (0.93%) Public Cloud
16 50 (0.92%) Robotics
16 50 (0.92%) Social Media
17 46 (0.84%) Driving Licence
18 41 (0.75%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 569 (10.43%) Windows
2 343 (6.29%) Linux
3 226 (4.14%) Unix
4 211 (3.87%) Windows Server
5 118 (2.16%) Windows 10
6 110 (2.02%) Windows Server 2012
7 108 (1.98%) Windows Server 2008
8 92 (1.69%) Windows 7
9 71 (1.30%) Android
10 57 (1.04%) Apple iOS
11 33 (0.60%) Mac OS
12 24 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 23 (0.42%) Windows Server 2003
14 21 (0.38%) Mac OS X
15 19 (0.35%) CentOS
16 12 (0.22%) Kali Linux
16 12 (0.22%) Solaris
17 10 (0.18%) Windows XP
18 9 (0.16%) AIX
18 9 (0.16%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,475 (45.37%) Agile Software Development
2 1,152 (21.12%) Problem-Solving
3 875 (16.04%) Scrum
4 859 (15.75%) Project Management
5 778 (14.26%) DevOps
6 737 (13.51%) ITIL
7 667 (12.23%) Stakeholder Management
8 653 (11.97%) Software Engineering
9 628 (11.51%) Test Automation
10 617 (11.31%) TDD
11 543 (9.95%) Mentoring
12 526 (9.64%) Continuous Integration
13 511 (9.37%) SDLC
14 470 (8.62%) Information Security
15 456 (8.36%) Coaching
16 435 (7.97%) BDD
17 434 (7.96%) Service Delivery
18 423 (7.75%) Analytics
19 399 (7.31%) Microservices
20 378 (6.93%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 958 (17.56%) SQL
2 934 (17.12%) C#
3 753 (13.80%) JavaScript
4 679 (12.45%) Java
5 387 (7.09%) Python
6 301 (5.52%) PowerShell
7 139 (2.55%) C++
8 134 (2.46%) PHP
9 122 (2.24%) T-SQL
10 107 (1.96%) Bash Shell
11 91 (1.67%) C
12 81 (1.48%) TypeScript
13 77 (1.41%) Ruby
14 73 (1.34%) Perl
15 69 (1.26%) VB.NET
16 64 (1.17%) VBA
17 61 (1.12%) ES6
18 57 (1.04%) Java 8
18 57 (1.04%) Scala
19 51 (0.93%) Go
Qualifications
1 1,036 (18.99%) Degree
2 192 (3.52%) Computer Science Degree
3 185 (3.39%) CISSP
4 163 (2.99%) Security Cleared
5 130 (2.38%) ITIL Certification
6 129 (2.36%) Microsoft Certification
7 125 (2.29%) ISEB
8 124 (2.27%) CISA
9 122 (2.24%) CISM
10 110 (2.02%) ISTQB
11 106 (1.94%) Cisco Certification
12 105 (1.92%) SC Cleared
13 91 (1.67%) CompTIA Security+
14 87 (1.59%) SAFe Agilist
15 76 (1.39%) GIAC
16 75 (1.37%) PMI Certification
17 73 (1.34%) CCNP
18 70 (1.28%) SANS
19 69 (1.26%) SSCP
20 67 (1.23%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 480 (8.80%) QA
2 240 (4.40%) SLA
3 194 (3.56%) GDPR
4 192 (3.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 165 (3.02%) PMO
6 85 (1.56%) Data Quality
7 78 (1.43%) PCI DSS
8 44 (0.81%) Cyber Essentials
9 33 (0.60%) COBIT
10 26 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 22 (0.40%) ISO 9001
12 17 (0.31%) GPG13
13 14 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 12 (0.22%) HIPAA
15 11 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
16 10 (0.18%) P3O
17 9 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
18 8 (0.15%) IFRS
19 7 (0.13%) GAMP
19 7 (0.13%) PMBOK
System Software
1 301 (5.52%) Active Directory
2 231 (4.23%) Docker
3 200 (3.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 65 (1.19%) VMware ESXi
5 61 (1.12%) XenApp
6 54 (0.99%) Hyper-V
7 45 (0.82%) vSphere
7 45 (0.82%) XenDesktop
8 35 (0.64%) BitLocker
9 23 (0.42%) Virtual Desktop
10 17 (0.31%) Firmware
10 17 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
11 16 (0.29%) DFS Replication
12 14 (0.26%) HDFS
12 14 (0.26%) Microsoft App-V
13 11 (0.20%) Virtual Servers
14 10 (0.18%) Xen
15 9 (0.16%) KVM
16 7 (0.13%) Samba
16 7 (0.13%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 153 (2.80%) Ansible
2 145 (2.66%) Puppet
3 131 (2.40%) SCCM
4 105 (1.92%) Opscode Chef
5 93 (1.70%) Kubernetes
6 66 (1.21%) Terraform
7 42 (0.77%) SCOM
8 35 (0.64%) SCOrch
8 35 (0.64%) vRealize
9 32 (0.59%) Perfmon
10 30 (0.55%) vRealize Orchestrator
11 26 (0.48%) Docker Swarm
11 26 (0.48%) WSUS
12 19 (0.35%) Nagios
12 19 (0.35%) Nessus
13 17 (0.31%) McAfee ePO
14 16 (0.29%) CASB
15 15 (0.27%) Automic
16 14 (0.26%) Norton AntiVirus
17 13 (0.24%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 1,058 (19.40%) Microsoft
2 338 (6.20%) Oracle
3 271 (4.97%) VMware
4 245 (4.49%) SAP
5 194 (3.56%) Citrix
6 192 (3.52%) Cisco
7 146 (2.68%) ServiceNow
8 108 (1.98%) CheckPoint
8 108 (1.98%) HP
9 98 (1.80%) Sitecore
10 96 (1.76%) Salesforce.com
11 82 (1.50%) Tableau
12 75 (1.37%) Symantec
13 74 (1.36%) Google
14 69 (1.26%) Splunk
15 61 (1.12%) F5
16 57 (1.04%) NetApp
17 52 (0.95%) Sophos
18 51 (0.93%) Fortinet
19 46 (0.84%) Alias