Period
to 27 January 2022

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

Continual Improvement
UK > England
6 months to
27 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 58 95 87
Rank change year-on-year +37 -8 -4
Permanent jobs citing Continuous Improvement 5,644 1,953 4,076
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 5.01% 3.35% 3.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.32% 3.60% 3.81%
Number of salaries quoted 3,131 1,440 2,820
10th Percentile £34,500 £36,863 £34,802
25th Percentile £43,000 £44,938 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -
75th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £71,250
90th Percentile £92,500 £87,500 £85,000
UK median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +1.85%

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 106,100 54,311 106,967
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 94.13% 93.22% 92.63%
Number of salaries quoted 70,590 44,812 86,427
10th Percentile £33,500 £32,500 £30,716
25th Percentile £43,750 £42,500 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%
75th Percentile £80,000 £74,750 £72,500
90th Percentile £97,500 £90,000 £88,750
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
% 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 27 January 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 27 January 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 +38 2,281 £70,000 -3.45% 302
South East +50 1,004 £60,000 +9.09% 161
North of England +47 962 £50,000 - 211
Midlands +21 565 £50,000 -1.96% 139
North West +58 563 £48,250 -12.27% 114
West Midlands +18 375 £52,500 +2.94% 81
South West +10 354 £45,000 -7.69% 79
Yorkshire +22 326 £52,000 +4.00% 72
East of England +19 320 £52,500 +10.53% 71
East Midlands +16 191 £42,500 -15.00% 56
North East +6 77 £42,500 -10.53% 25
Continuous Improvement
UK

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 3,035 (53.77%) Agile Software Development
2 1,889 (33.47%) Social Skills
3 1,338 (23.71%) Finance
4 1,174 (20.80%) DevOps
5 1,142 (20.23%) Degree
6 1,108 (19.63%) Azure
7 1,093 (19.37%) Microsoft
8 1,036 (18.36%) Software Engineering
9 990 (17.54%) Problem-Solving
10 895 (15.86%) Scrum
11 847 (15.01%) AWS
12 810 (14.35%) Java
13 803 (14.23%) Coaching
14 802 (14.21%) Analytics
14 802 (14.21%) Python
15 743 (13.16%) JavaScript
16 740 (13.11%) SQL
17 709 (12.56%) Mentoring
18 693 (12.28%) Project Management
19 691 (12.24%) Analytical Skills
20 639 (11.32%) CI/CD
21 635 (11.25%) Risk Management
22 612 (10.84%) SDLC
22 612 (10.84%) Git (software)
23 595 (10.54%) C#
24 578 (10.24%) Kubernetes
25 568 (10.06%) TDD
26 564 (9.99%) ITIL
27 559 (9.90%) Docker
28 554 (9.82%) Windows

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
1 136 (2.41%) Confluence
2 97 (1.72%) SharePoint
3 96 (1.70%) Elasticsearch
4 89 (1.58%) CMS
5 70 (1.24%) Apache
6 66 (1.17%) Apache Airflow
7 54 (0.96%) MS Exchange
8 52 (0.92%) SAS
9 39 (0.69%) Apache Spark
10 36 (0.64%) IIS
11 33 (0.58%) Appian
12 26 (0.46%) WordPress
13 24 (0.43%) Tomcat
14 17 (0.30%) JBoss
14 17 (0.30%) WebLogic
15 9 (0.16%) Apache Solr
16 8 (0.14%) Luigi
16 8 (0.14%) OpenROAD
16 8 (0.14%) SAP EP
17 7 (0.12%) Headless CMS
Applications
1 241 (4.27%) Microsoft Excel
2 238 (4.22%) Microsoft Office
3 115 (2.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 44 (0.78%) Microsoft Project
4 44 (0.78%) Spreadsheet
5 36 (0.64%) MS Visio
6 29 (0.51%) Sketch
7 23 (0.41%) Chatbot
8 10 (0.18%) Windchill
9 7 (0.12%) Photoshop
10 6 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 5 (0.089%) Adobe Illustrator
11 5 (0.089%) Zeplin
12 2 (0.035%) Maya
12 2 (0.035%) NUKE
13 1 (0.018%) Adobe XD
13 1 (0.018%) Oracle Smart View
13 1 (0.018%) PTC Creo
13 1 (0.018%) Revit
13 1 (0.018%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 53 (0.94%) Sentinel
2 42 (0.74%) SAP S/4HANA
3 20 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
4 17 (0.30%) SAP BPC
4 17 (0.30%) SAP ERP
5 16 (0.28%) SAP CRM
6 14 (0.25%) Primavera
6 14 (0.25%) SAP MDG
7 10 (0.18%) NetSuite
7 10 (0.18%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 9 (0.16%) SAP APO
8 9 (0.16%) SAP SD
9 8 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
9 8 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 8 (0.14%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
10 7 (0.12%) TrackWise
10 7 (0.12%) Unit4 Business World
11 6 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
11 6 (0.11%) Oracle ERP
11 6 (0.11%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 1,108 (19.63%) Azure
2 847 (15.01%) AWS
3 432 (7.65%) Serverless
4 340 (6.02%) GCP
5 299 (5.30%) Microsoft 365
6 263 (4.66%) SaaS
7 255 (4.52%) GitHub
8 231 (4.09%) Power Platform
9 210 (3.72%) AWS Lambda
10 155 (2.75%) Azure Monitor
11 144 (2.55%) GitHub Actions
12 143 (2.53%) OpenShift
13 137 (2.43%) Azure Functions
14 135 (2.39%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 132 (2.34%) AWS CloudFormation
16 126 (2.23%) Amazon S3
17 102 (1.81%) AWS CloudTrail
17 102 (1.81%) Azure Event Grid
18 101 (1.79%) PaaS
19 96 (1.70%) Azure Synapse Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 212 (3.76%) Firewall
2 126 (2.23%) Kerberos
3 117 (2.07%) Cisco IPT
4 111 (1.97%) Broadband
5 105 (1.86%) DNS
6 98 (1.74%) WAN
7 87 (1.54%) LAN
8 77 (1.36%) HTTP
8 77 (1.36%) VPN
9 74 (1.31%) TCP/IP
10 61 (1.08%) Wi-Fi
11 57 (1.01%) DHCP
11 57 (1.01%) Internet
12 55 (0.97%) Network Security
13 39 (0.69%) SAN
14 33 (0.58%) BGP
15 31 (0.55%) Wireless
16 29 (0.51%) SSL
17 28 (0.50%) OSPF
18 24 (0.43%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 290 (5.14%) SQL Server
2 262 (4.64%) Big Data
3 170 (3.01%) Power BI
4 169 (2.99%) Relational Database
5 166 (2.94%) MySQL
6 154 (2.73%) Data Lake
7 151 (2.68%) NoSQL
8 131 (2.32%) Data Warehouse
9 111 (1.97%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 96 (1.70%) PostgreSQL
11 89 (1.58%) MongoDB
12 86 (1.52%) Tableau
13 83 (1.47%) Amazon RDS
14 59 (1.05%) Amazon Redshift
15 56 (0.99%) Electronic Patient Records
16 54 (0.96%) Amazon Athena
17 45 (0.80%) RDBMS
18 42 (0.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 38 (0.67%) SAP BW
20 37 (0.66%) Redis
Development Applications
1 612 (10.84%) Git (software)
2 448 (7.94%) Jenkins
3 348 (6.17%) JIRA
4 192 (3.40%) Maven
5 138 (2.45%) GitLab
6 114 (2.02%) Selenium
7 107 (1.90%) Bitbucket
8 102 (1.81%) TeamCity
9 68 (1.20%) JUnit
9 68 (1.20%) Octopus Deploy
10 66 (1.17%) Gradle
11 57 (1.01%) Cucumber
11 57 (1.01%) Mocha
11 57 (1.01%) Mockito
11 57 (1.01%) webpack
12 56 (0.99%) Cypress.io
13 51 (0.90%) SonarQube
13 51 (0.90%) Visual Studio
14 50 (0.89%) Team Foundation Server
15 47 (0.83%) WebDriver
General
1 1,889 (33.47%) Social Skills
2 1,338 (23.71%) Finance
3 691 (12.24%) Analytical Skills
4 367 (6.50%) Marketing
5 341 (6.04%) Retail
6 313 (5.55%) Inclusion and Diversity
7 248 (4.39%) Banking
7 248 (4.39%) Organisational Skills
8 235 (4.16%) Manufacturing
9 230 (4.08%) Influencing Skills
10 212 (3.76%) Law
11 204 (3.61%) Legal
12 172 (3.05%) Presentation Skills
13 138 (2.45%) Public Sector
14 128 (2.27%) Telecoms
15 126 (2.23%) Games
16 105 (1.86%) Advertising
17 96 (1.70%) Pharmaceutical
18 67 (1.19%) Automotive
19 62 (1.10%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 896 (15.88%) Developer
2 627 (11.11%) Analyst
3 528 (9.36%) Software Engineer
4 281 (4.98%) Senior Developer
5 243 (4.31%) Security Engineer
6 225 (3.99%) Project Manager
7 197 (3.49%) Architect
8 192 (3.40%) Data Engineer
9 188 (3.33%) Senior Software Engineer
10 184 (3.26%) Cloud Engineer
11 182 (3.22%) Scrum Master
12 180 (3.19%) IT Manager
13 160 (2.83%) Delivery Manager
14 153 (2.71%) Team Leader
15 135 (2.39%) DevOps Engineer
16 132 (2.34%) Software Developer
17 123 (2.18%) Lead Developer
18 121 (2.14%) Senior Data Engineer
19 116 (2.06%) Senior Security Engineer
20 115 (2.04%) Senior Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 532 (9.43%) .NET
2 446 (7.90%) React
3 396 (7.02%) RESTful
4 349 (6.18%) HTML
5 289 (5.12%) Web Services
6 284 (5.03%) Spring Boot
7 275 (4.87%) CSS
8 260 (4.61%) Node.js
9 248 (4.39%) Kafka
10 246 (4.36%) REST
11 224 (3.97%) JSON
12 220 (3.90%) AngularJS
13 212 (3.76%) XML
14 192 (3.40%) Spring
15 141 (2.50%) .NET Core
16 116 (2.06%) JavaFX
16 116 (2.06%) Swing
17 115 (2.04%) .NET Framework
18 101 (1.79%) ASP.NET
18 101 (1.79%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 447 (7.92%) User Experience
2 352 (6.24%) Management Information System
3 245 (4.34%) Self-Motivation
4 168 (2.98%) Algorithms
5 123 (2.18%) Enterprise Software
6 116 (2.06%) NHS
6 116 (2.06%) Social Media
7 110 (1.95%) Cloud Native
8 102 (1.81%) Mobile App
9 96 (1.70%) Public Cloud
10 88 (1.56%) Virtual Team
11 80 (1.42%) Data Centre
12 73 (1.29%) Greenfield Project
13 59 (1.05%) Robotics
14 57 (1.01%) Life Science
15 51 (0.90%) Reinsurance
16 49 (0.87%) PMI
16 49 (0.87%) Social Network
17 44 (0.78%) Blog
18 41 (0.73%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 554 (9.82%) Windows
2 449 (7.96%) Linux
3 141 (2.50%) Windows Server
4 125 (2.21%) Apple iOS
5 124 (2.20%) Android
6 95 (1.68%) Unix
7 93 (1.65%) Windows 10
8 73 (1.29%) Mac OS
9 37 (0.66%) Windows Server 2016
10 32 (0.57%) Windows Server 2012
11 26 (0.46%) Windows Server 2019
12 19 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
13 18 (0.32%) Windows Server 2003
14 14 (0.25%) Debian
15 13 (0.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 12 (0.21%) Embedded Linux
17 9 (0.16%) CentOS
17 9 (0.16%) Solaris
17 9 (0.16%) Ubuntu
18 8 (0.14%) Mesosphere
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,035 (53.77%) Agile Software Development
2 1,174 (20.80%) DevOps
3 1,036 (18.36%) Software Engineering
4 990 (17.54%) Problem-Solving
5 895 (15.86%) Scrum
6 803 (14.23%) Coaching
7 802 (14.21%) Analytics
8 709 (12.56%) Mentoring
9 693 (12.28%) Project Management
10 639 (11.32%) CI/CD
11 635 (11.25%) Risk Management
12 612 (10.84%) SDLC
13 568 (10.06%) TDD
14 564 (9.99%) ITIL
15 499 (8.84%) Stakeholder Management
16 489 (8.66%) Test Automation
17 453 (8.03%) Change Management
18 434 (7.69%) Computer Science
19 426 (7.55%) Project Delivery
20 419 (7.42%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 810 (14.35%) Java
2 802 (14.21%) Python
3 743 (13.16%) JavaScript
4 740 (13.11%) SQL
5 595 (10.54%) C#
6 431 (7.64%) PowerShell
7 228 (4.04%) TypeScript
8 209 (3.70%) Bash
9 181 (3.21%) Scala
10 180 (3.19%) C++
11 167 (2.96%) Java 8
12 149 (2.64%) Go
13 145 (2.57%) C
14 128 (2.27%) PHP
14 128 (2.27%) Ruby
15 98 (1.74%) R
16 92 (1.63%) Perl
17 77 (1.36%) Kotlin
18 68 (1.20%) Apex Code
19 65 (1.15%) VB
Qualifications
1 1,142 (20.23%) Degree
2 208 (3.69%) CISSP
3 199 (3.53%) Computer Science Degree
4 176 (3.12%) Cisco Certification
5 121 (2.14%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 115 (2.04%) Security Cleared
7 101 (1.79%) Master's Degree
8 90 (1.59%) CISM
9 87 (1.54%) SC Cleared
10 80 (1.42%) AWS Certification
11 75 (1.33%) PMI Certification
12 71 (1.26%) ITIL Certification
13 58 (1.03%) SANS
14 56 (0.99%) Microsoft Certification
15 54 (0.96%) CRISC
16 53 (0.94%) GCIA
16 53 (0.94%) GCIH
17 52 (0.92%) GCFA
17 52 (0.92%) GCFE
18 51 (0.90%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 433 (7.67%) QA
2 211 (3.74%) SLA
3 171 (3.03%) GDPR
4 147 (2.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 112 (1.98%) PMO
6 111 (1.97%) Data Quality
7 89 (1.58%) Accessibility
8 59 (1.05%) PCI DSS
9 58 (1.03%) Cyber Essentials
10 43 (0.76%) NIST
11 36 (0.64%) ITGC
12 31 (0.55%) ISO 9001
13 30 (0.53%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 26 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 23 (0.41%) IEC 62304
16 21 (0.37%) GMP
17 19 (0.34%) COBIT
17 19 (0.34%) ISO 26262
18 18 (0.32%) IEC 61508
19 16 (0.28%) GRC
System Software
1 559 (9.90%) Docker
2 198 (3.51%) Active Directory
3 105 (1.86%) VMware Infrastructure
4 51 (0.90%) Hyper-V
5 23 (0.41%) Firmware
6 21 (0.37%) Virtual Desktop
7 17 (0.30%) vSphere
8 15 (0.27%) XenApp
9 14 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
10 9 (0.16%) Terminal Services
11 8 (0.14%) Virtual Servers
12 7 (0.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 6 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
13 6 (0.11%) XenDesktop
14 5 (0.089%) NDS
15 4 (0.071%) HDFS
15 4 (0.071%) KVM
15 4 (0.071%) Microsoft App-V
15 4 (0.071%) VMware NSX
16 3 (0.053%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 578 (10.24%) Kubernetes
2 357 (6.33%) Terraform
3 276 (4.89%) Ansible
4 94 (1.67%) SCCM
5 76 (1.35%) Puppet
6 72 (1.28%) Microsoft Intune
7 60 (1.06%) Prometheus
8 58 (1.03%) Grafana
9 52 (0.92%) Opscode Chef
10 26 (0.46%) BMC PATROL
11 24 (0.43%) Kibana
12 23 (0.41%) Single Sign-On
13 14 (0.25%) WSUS
14 13 (0.23%) Istio
14 13 (0.23%) vCenter Server
15 12 (0.21%) logstash
16 10 (0.18%) Consul
16 10 (0.18%) FortiGate
17 9 (0.16%) HP Quality Center
17 9 (0.16%) MIIS
Vendors
1 1,093 (19.37%) Microsoft
2 217 (3.84%) SAP
3 197 (3.49%) Google
4 194 (3.44%) Salesforce.com
5 152 (2.69%) Databricks
6 144 (2.55%) VMware
7 109 (1.93%) Cisco
8 107 (1.90%) Oracle
9 95 (1.68%) Apple
10 78 (1.38%) ServiceNow
11 59 (1.05%) Adobe
12 53 (0.94%) Citrix
13 52 (0.92%) Sophos
14 43 (0.76%) Workday
15 40 (0.71%) Splunk
16 39 (0.69%) MuleSoft
17 36 (0.64%) Palo Alto
17 36 (0.64%) Spotify
18 35 (0.62%) HP
19 34 (0.60%) Atlassian