Period
to 16 January 2019

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 16 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Continual Improvement
UK > England
6 months to
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 78 96 94
Rank change year-on-year +18 -2 +34
Permanent jobs citing Continuous Improvement 5,243 5,313 5,187
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 3.73% 3.27% 3.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.07% 3.56% 3.41%
Number of salaries quoted 3,351 3,748 3,768
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £32,000
90th Percentile £83,750 £81,250 £80,000
UK median annual salary £53,408 £52,500 £51,000
% change year-on-year +1.73% +2.94% +6.16%

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 128,817 149,145 152,201
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 91.70% 91.83% 91.35%
Number of salaries quoted 102,612 120,883 126,844
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,750 £28,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £80,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +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 16 January 2019.

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 16 January 2019. 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 +19 2,290 £65,000 +4.00% 278
South East +16 994 £55,000 +10.00% 167
North of England -2 625 £45,000 -1.10% 163
Midlands +15 546 £46,407 +3.13% 117
East of England +48 449 £47,250 -10.00% 77
West Midlands +27 379 £47,500 -2.06% 69
North West -7 323 £45,000 -10.00% 77
South West -7 317 £52,500 +16.67% 73
Yorkshire -1 259 £47,500 +15.85% 58
East Midlands +3 165 £43,278 +15.41% 48
North East +23 43 £40,500 -11.37% 28
Continuous Improvement
UK

For the 6 months to 16 January 2019, 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 2,460 (46.92%) Agile Software Development
2 1,274 (24.30%) Finance
3 1,057 (20.16%) Microsoft
4 1,018 (19.42%) Degree
5 989 (18.86%) Problem-Solving
6 895 (17.07%) SQL
7 848 (16.17%) Scrum
8 838 (15.98%) C#
9 780 (14.88%) Project Management
10 761 (14.51%) Software Engineering
11 746 (14.23%) ITIL
12 717 (13.68%) .NET
13 716 (13.66%) DevOps
14 685 (13.07%) SQL Server
15 682 (13.01%) Java
16 650 (12.40%) QA
17 635 (12.11%) Test Automation
18 631 (12.04%) JavaScript
19 624 (11.90%) Management Information System
20 608 (11.60%) Stakeholder Management
21 596 (11.37%) Information Security
22 594 (11.33%) Microsoft Azure
23 591 (11.27%) Analytical Skills
24 580 (11.06%) Windows
25 528 (10.07%) Change Management
26 522 (9.96%) Mentoring
27 515 (9.82%) Computer Science
28 507 (9.67%) Continuous Integration
29 504 (9.61%) Amazon AWS
30 503 (9.59%) 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
1 185 (3.53%) SharePoint
2 143 (2.73%) CMS
3 126 (2.40%) Confluence
4 78 (1.49%) IIS
5 65 (1.24%) MS Exchange
6 51 (0.97%) EPiServer
7 50 (0.95%) Sitecore CMS
8 45 (0.86%) Elasticsearch
9 43 (0.82%) Apache
10 39 (0.74%) Apache Spark
10 39 (0.74%) Skype for Business
11 29 (0.55%) Tomcat
12 24 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2013
13 19 (0.36%) WebLogic
14 18 (0.34%) JBoss
15 17 (0.32%) Documentum
16 16 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2010
17 15 (0.29%) BizTalk Server
17 15 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2007
17 15 (0.29%) Umbraco
Applications
1 264 (5.04%) Microsoft Office
2 153 (2.92%) Microsoft Excel
3 96 (1.83%) Microsoft Project
4 79 (1.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 69 (1.32%) MS Visio
6 12 (0.23%) Photoshop
7 8 (0.15%) InDesign
8 7 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
8 7 (0.13%) InVision
9 6 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 5 (0.095%) InfoPath
11 4 (0.076%) Chatbot
11 4 (0.076%) Flinto
11 4 (0.076%) Spreadsheet
11 4 (0.076%) UXPin
12 2 (0.038%) Acrobat
12 2 (0.038%) Adobe Premiere
12 2 (0.038%) AutoCAD
12 2 (0.038%) SPSS
13 1 (0.019%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 102 (1.95%) Temenos T24
2 93 (1.77%) thinkFolio
3 55 (1.05%) Dynamics AX
3 55 (1.05%) Dynamics CRM
4 27 (0.51%) SAP FI
5 26 (0.50%) SAP CO
5 26 (0.50%) SAP FI/CO
6 25 (0.48%) SAP BPC
7 21 (0.40%) Eloqua
8 19 (0.36%) SAP ERP
8 19 (0.36%) SAP Hybris
9 14 (0.27%) SAP HR
10 13 (0.25%) SAP PP
11 10 (0.19%) Oracle Payables
11 10 (0.19%) SAP QM
12 9 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
12 9 (0.17%) HFM
12 9 (0.17%) Magento
12 9 (0.17%) SAP CRM
12 9 (0.17%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 594 (11.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 504 (9.61%) Amazon AWS
3 265 (5.05%) Office 365
4 204 (3.89%) SaaS
5 176 (3.36%) PaaS
6 101 (1.93%) IaaS
7 73 (1.39%) Cloud Computing
8 70 (1.34%) GitHub
8 70 (1.34%) Serverless
9 52 (0.99%) AWS Lambda
10 49 (0.93%) Google Cloud Platform
11 48 (0.92%) npm
12 46 (0.88%) Dynamics 365
13 42 (0.80%) Amazon S3
14 39 (0.74%) AWS CloudFormation
15 36 (0.69%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 36 (0.69%) Amazon Kinesis
16 34 (0.65%) Azure Active Directory
17 31 (0.59%) Force.com
18 30 (0.57%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 276 (5.26%) Firewall
2 198 (3.78%) DNS
3 131 (2.50%) DHCP
4 129 (2.46%) WAN
5 123 (2.35%) LAN
6 96 (1.83%) Internet
7 80 (1.53%) VPN
8 79 (1.51%) Network Security
9 75 (1.43%) Cisco ASA
9 75 (1.43%) VoIP
10 67 (1.28%) TCP/IP
11 62 (1.18%) SAN
12 57 (1.09%) HTTP
13 51 (0.97%) Intranet
14 49 (0.93%) MPLS
15 47 (0.90%) Skype
15 47 (0.90%) Wireless
16 44 (0.84%) VLAN
17 36 (0.69%) Wi-Fi
18 35 (0.67%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 685 (13.07%) SQL Server
2 188 (3.59%) NoSQL
3 183 (3.49%) Big Data
4 141 (2.69%) Data Warehouse
5 138 (2.63%) MySQL
6 119 (2.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 118 (2.25%) Relational Database
8 112 (2.14%) SQL Server 2012
9 110 (2.10%) MongoDB
10 93 (1.77%) PostgreSQL
11 87 (1.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 79 (1.51%) Power BI
13 74 (1.41%) Hadoop
14 52 (0.99%) SQL Server 2008
15 43 (0.82%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 41 (0.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 39 (0.74%) Data Lake
18 38 (0.72%) Amazon RDS
19 35 (0.67%) SQL Server 2016
20 33 (0.63%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 385 (7.34%) Git (software)
2 292 (5.57%) JIRA
3 237 (4.52%) Team Foundation Server
4 228 (4.35%) Selenium
5 212 (4.04%) Jenkins
6 165 (3.15%) Octopus Deploy
7 155 (2.96%) Visual Studio
8 138 (2.63%) TeamCity
9 94 (1.79%) Visual Studio Team System
10 83 (1.58%) SpecFlow
11 78 (1.49%) Cucumber
12 63 (1.20%) Subversion
13 62 (1.18%) Maven
14 59 (1.13%) Protractor
15 58 (1.11%) gulp
16 56 (1.07%) HP UFT
17 50 (0.95%) JUnit
17 50 (0.95%) Karma Test Runner
18 49 (0.93%) Mocha
19 46 (0.88%) Hudson
General
1 1,274 (24.30%) Finance
2 463 (8.83%) Banking
3 320 (6.10%) Retail
4 237 (4.52%) Games
5 218 (4.16%) Marketing
6 174 (3.32%) Legal
7 124 (2.37%) Law
8 119 (2.27%) Manufacturing
9 94 (1.79%) Telecoms
10 88 (1.68%) Front Office
11 87 (1.66%) Billing
12 77 (1.47%) Advertising
13 69 (1.32%) Publishing
14 57 (1.09%) Back Office
15 48 (0.92%) Electronics
16 39 (0.74%) Military
17 30 (0.57%) German Language
18 28 (0.53%) Investment Banking
19 21 (0.40%) General Ledger
19 21 (0.40%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 964 (18.39%) Developer
2 824 (15.72%) Analyst
3 325 (6.20%) Architect
4 256 (4.88%) .NET Developer
5 248 (4.73%) Business Analyst
6 233 (4.44%) Project Manager
7 204 (3.89%) IT Manager
8 189 (3.60%) Senior Developer
9 188 (3.59%) C# Developer
10 164 (3.13%) Scrum Master
11 160 (3.05%) Software Engineer
12 158 (3.01%) DevOps Engineer
13 146 (2.78%) Java Developer
14 142 (2.71%) Senior Analyst
15 135 (2.57%) Delivery Manager
16 127 (2.42%) Solutions Architect
17 118 (2.25%) C# .NET Developer
18 112 (2.14%) Service Manager
19 106 (2.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
20 105 (2.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 717 (13.68%) .NET
2 475 (9.06%) HTML
3 374 (7.13%) CSS
4 359 (6.85%) AngularJS
5 296 (5.65%) ASP.NET
6 284 (5.42%) Web Services
7 260 (4.96%) React
8 217 (4.14%) REST
9 204 (3.89%) HTML5
10 199 (3.80%) jQuery
11 194 (3.70%) .NET Framework
12 161 (3.07%) RESTful
13 153 (2.92%) Node.js
14 130 (2.48%) ASP.NET Web API
14 130 (2.48%) XML
15 129 (2.46%) Spring
16 119 (2.27%) CSS3
17 112 (2.14%) Gherkin
18 110 (2.10%) WCF
19 108 (2.06%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 624 (11.90%) Management Information System
2 591 (11.27%) Analytical Skills
3 326 (6.22%) User Experience
4 264 (5.04%) Self-Motivation
5 236 (4.50%) Data Centre
6 148 (2.82%) Fintech
7 136 (2.59%) Mobile App
8 124 (2.37%) Enterprise Software
9 96 (1.83%) Fixed Income
10 94 (1.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 91 (1.74%) Equities
12 83 (1.58%) Greenfield Project
13 78 (1.49%) Virtual Team
14 70 (1.34%) Derivative
15 60 (1.14%) Cloud Native
16 55 (1.05%) CMDB
17 46 (0.88%) Public Cloud
18 41 (0.78%) Driving Licence
19 39 (0.74%) Algorithms
20 37 (0.71%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 580 (11.06%) Windows
2 336 (6.41%) Linux
3 221 (4.22%) Windows Server
4 209 (3.99%) Unix
5 151 (2.88%) Windows 10
6 132 (2.52%) Windows Server 2008
7 124 (2.37%) Windows 7
8 104 (1.98%) Windows Server 2012
9 73 (1.39%) Android
10 69 (1.32%) Apple iOS
11 46 (0.88%) Windows Server 2003
12 30 (0.57%) Mac OS
13 20 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 15 (0.29%) Solaris
15 13 (0.25%) CentOS
15 13 (0.25%) Mac OS X
16 12 (0.23%) Windows 8
17 11 (0.21%) Debian
17 11 (0.21%) Ubuntu
18 9 (0.17%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,460 (46.92%) Agile Software Development
2 989 (18.86%) Problem-Solving
3 848 (16.17%) Scrum
4 780 (14.88%) Project Management
5 761 (14.51%) Software Engineering
6 746 (14.23%) ITIL
7 716 (13.66%) DevOps
8 635 (12.11%) Test Automation
9 608 (11.60%) Stakeholder Management
10 596 (11.37%) Information Security
11 528 (10.07%) Change Management
12 522 (9.96%) Mentoring
13 515 (9.82%) Computer Science
14 507 (9.67%) Continuous Integration
15 503 (9.59%) TDD
16 478 (9.12%) Scaled Agile Framework
17 477 (9.10%) Coaching
18 465 (8.87%) SDLC
19 446 (8.51%) Decision-Making
20 424 (8.09%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 895 (17.07%) SQL
2 838 (15.98%) C#
3 682 (13.01%) Java
4 631 (12.04%) JavaScript
5 348 (6.64%) PowerShell
6 339 (6.47%) Python
7 135 (2.57%) C++
8 99 (1.89%) PHP
9 90 (1.72%) Bash Shell
10 84 (1.60%) C
11 83 (1.58%) T-SQL
12 82 (1.56%) TypeScript
13 80 (1.53%) VBScript
14 69 (1.32%) VB.NET
15 62 (1.18%) Java 8
16 57 (1.09%) Perl
17 55 (1.05%) Ruby
17 55 (1.05%) VB
18 48 (0.92%) Scala
19 42 (0.80%) ES6
Qualifications
1 1,018 (19.42%) Degree
2 170 (3.24%) Computer Science Degree
3 149 (2.84%) ISEB
4 148 (2.82%) CISSP
5 143 (2.73%) Security Cleared
6 133 (2.54%) ITIL Certification
7 119 (2.27%) ISTQB
8 117 (2.23%) Microsoft Certification
9 110 (2.10%) Cisco Certification
10 92 (1.75%) SC Cleared
11 85 (1.62%) CISM
12 83 (1.58%) CCNP
12 83 (1.58%) SAFe Agilist
13 76 (1.45%) CISA
14 62 (1.18%) PMI Certification
15 54 (1.03%) MCSE
16 49 (0.93%) PMP
17 44 (0.84%) CompTIA Security+
18 43 (0.82%) CCIE
18 43 (0.82%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 650 (12.40%) QA
2 266 (5.07%) SLA
3 242 (4.62%) GDPR
4 200 (3.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 139 (2.65%) PMO
6 85 (1.62%) Data Quality
7 63 (1.20%) PCI DSS
8 49 (0.93%) COBIT
9 38 (0.72%) Cyber Essentials
10 31 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 29 (0.55%) ISO 9001
12 28 (0.53%) MiFID
13 17 (0.32%) GPG13
14 14 (0.27%) HIPAA
14 14 (0.27%) P3O
14 14 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 11 (0.21%) PSD2
16 8 (0.15%) IFRS
16 8 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
17 7 (0.13%) PMBOK
System Software
1 342 (6.52%) Active Directory
2 227 (4.33%) Docker
3 196 (3.74%) VMware Infrastructure
4 64 (1.22%) Hyper-V
5 63 (1.20%) XenApp
6 57 (1.09%) VMware ESXi
7 43 (0.82%) BitLocker
8 40 (0.76%) XenDesktop
9 38 (0.72%) vSphere
10 29 (0.55%) Virtual Machines
11 20 (0.38%) DFS Replication
12 15 (0.29%) Terminal Server
13 13 (0.25%) Firmware
13 13 (0.25%) Microsoft App-V
14 9 (0.17%) Virtual Desktop
15 8 (0.15%) HDFS
16 7 (0.13%) Virtual Servers
17 6 (0.11%) Xen
18 5 (0.095%) vCloud
19 3 (0.057%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 170 (3.24%) SCCM
2 151 (2.88%) Ansible
3 142 (2.71%) Puppet
4 98 (1.87%) Opscode Chef
5 93 (1.77%) Kubernetes
6 73 (1.39%) Terraform
7 57 (1.09%) SCOM
8 38 (0.72%) vRealize
9 37 (0.71%) SCOrch
10 31 (0.59%) Nagios
10 31 (0.59%) WSUS
11 28 (0.53%) vRealize Orchestrator
12 27 (0.51%) HP ALM
12 27 (0.51%) Perfmon
13 18 (0.34%) CASB
14 15 (0.29%) Automic
14 15 (0.29%) Norton AntiVirus
15 14 (0.27%) Kibana
16 13 (0.25%) Mesos
17 12 (0.23%) Salt
Vendors
1 1,057 (20.16%) Microsoft
2 313 (5.97%) Oracle
3 276 (5.26%) VMware
4 228 (4.35%) Citrix
5 220 (4.20%) SAP
6 208 (3.97%) Cisco
7 120 (2.29%) HP
8 104 (1.98%) Salesforce.com
9 103 (1.96%) CheckPoint
10 96 (1.83%) ServiceNow
11 93 (1.77%) Charles River
12 88 (1.68%) Splunk
13 77 (1.47%) Cadence
14 73 (1.39%) Sitecore
15 66 (1.26%) Google
16 64 (1.22%) SolarWinds
17 57 (1.09%) Symantec
17 57 (1.09%) Tableau
18 53 (1.01%) NetApp
19 52 (0.99%) F5