Period
to 20 September 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 20 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Continual Improvement
UK > England
6 months to
20 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 61 95 74
Rank change year-on-year +34 -21 +14
Permanent jobs citing Continuous Improvement 4,975 1,509 5,066
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 4.67% 3.34% 3.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.96% 3.58% 4.19%
Number of salaries quoted 2,665 1,154 3,321
10th Percentile £33,750 £36,250 £32,500
25th Percentile £42,963 £43,750 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £56,757 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +1.31% +3.19% -
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,750 £56,000 £54,000
% change year-on-year -0.45% +3.70% -0.83%

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 100,397 42,196 120,949
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 94.16% 93.34% 92.64%
Number of salaries quoted 67,888 35,100 97,007
10th Percentile £32,996 £33,500 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £38,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £57,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +0.88% +8.57% +3.70%
75th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £71,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £92,500 £87,500
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +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 20 September 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 20 September 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 +63 2,290 £67,071 -4.18% 276
South East +26 803 £55,000 -8.33% 151
North of England +45 695 £50,000 - 208
Midlands -5 513 £51,500 +3.00% 130
North West +49 370 £50,000 -4.76% 108
West Midlands -6 367 £52,500 +2.94% 82
South West -5 358 £50,000 +5.26% 90
Yorkshire +1 259 £52,000 +4.00% 74
East of England +1 227 £55,000 +22.22% 61
East Midlands 0 146 £44,500 -1.11% 48
North East +5 66 £42,500 - 26
Continuous Improvement
UK

For the 6 months to 20 September 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 2,553 (51.32%) Agile Software Development
2 1,605 (32.26%) Social Skills
3 1,225 (24.62%) Finance
4 1,023 (20.56%) AWS
5 998 (20.06%) Azure
6 956 (19.22%) DevOps
7 954 (19.18%) Software Engineering
8 853 (17.15%) Microsoft
9 810 (16.28%) Problem-Solving
10 790 (15.88%) JavaScript
11 731 (14.69%) Scrum
12 723 (14.53%) Mentoring
13 701 (14.09%) Degree
14 690 (13.87%) SQL
15 689 (13.85%) C#
16 688 (13.83%) TDD
17 636 (12.78%) .NET
18 608 (12.22%) Java
19 580 (11.66%) Test Automation
20 560 (11.26%) Coaching
21 556 (11.18%) Docker
22 545 (10.95%) Analytical Skills
23 542 (10.89%) Continuous Integration
24 536 (10.77%) Microservices
25 534 (10.73%) Kubernetes
25 534 (10.73%) React
26 532 (10.69%) Python
27 522 (10.49%) Analytics
28 518 (10.41%) QA
29 514 (10.33%) User Experience

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
1 128 (2.57%) Confluence
2 113 (2.27%) SharePoint
3 100 (2.01%) CMS
4 84 (1.69%) Elasticsearch
5 47 (0.94%) Apache
6 40 (0.80%) MS Exchange
7 35 (0.70%) WordPress
8 34 (0.68%) Tomcat
9 32 (0.64%) JBoss
10 29 (0.58%) Apache Spark
11 21 (0.42%) IIS
11 21 (0.42%) Oracle Coherence
12 17 (0.34%) WebLogic
13 16 (0.32%) Apache Airflow
14 15 (0.30%) Headless CMS
15 14 (0.28%) Skype for Business
15 14 (0.28%) Umbraco
16 13 (0.26%) Appian
16 13 (0.26%) SAS
17 12 (0.24%) Apache Pulsar
Applications
1 192 (3.86%) Microsoft Office
2 171 (3.44%) Microsoft Excel
3 76 (1.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 59 (1.19%) Spreadsheet
5 38 (0.76%) Figma
6 29 (0.58%) Microsoft Project
7 23 (0.46%) Sketch
8 14 (0.28%) MS Visio
9 8 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 7 (0.14%) Zeplin
11 6 (0.12%) Simulink
12 4 (0.080%) Chatbot
12 4 (0.080%) MadCap Flare
12 4 (0.080%) SPSS
12 4 (0.080%) Windchill
13 3 (0.060%) AutoCAD
13 3 (0.060%) InfoPath
13 3 (0.060%) Revit
14 2 (0.040%) Open Workbench
14 2 (0.040%) Oracle Smart View
Business Applications
1 43 (0.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 31 (0.62%) Distributed Ledger
3 29 (0.58%) NetSuite
4 25 (0.50%) Sentinel
5 20 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
6 15 (0.30%) IBM Planning Analytics
6 15 (0.30%) SAP S/4HANA
7 11 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
8 10 (0.20%) Oracle ERP
9 9 (0.18%) R3 Corda
9 9 (0.18%) Shopify
10 8 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
11 7 (0.14%) SAP ERP
11 7 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 6 (0.12%) Magento
13 5 (0.10%) SAP MDG
13 5 (0.10%) SAP SD
13 5 (0.10%) SDL Web 8
14 4 (0.080%) Primavera
14 4 (0.080%) SAP CAR
Cloud Services
1 1,023 (20.56%) AWS
2 998 (20.06%) Azure
3 318 (6.39%) Serverless
4 304 (6.11%) Microsoft 365
5 293 (5.89%) SaaS
6 288 (5.79%) GCP
7 217 (4.36%) Power Platform
8 151 (3.04%) GitHub
9 130 (2.61%) AWS Lambda
10 104 (2.09%) PaaS
11 77 (1.55%) Dynamics 365
12 73 (1.47%) Azure Active Directory
13 71 (1.43%) Amazon S3
14 67 (1.35%) IaaS
15 66 (1.33%) Amazon Kinesis
16 65 (1.31%) AWS CloudFormation
17 59 (1.19%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 59 (1.19%) Cloud Computing
18 55 (1.11%) npm
19 52 (1.05%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 223 (4.48%) Firewall
2 199 (4.00%) HTTP
3 116 (2.33%) DNS
4 104 (2.09%) Broadband
5 102 (2.05%) Internet
6 88 (1.77%) TCP/IP
7 80 (1.61%) VPN
8 70 (1.41%) WAN
9 56 (1.13%) DHCP
10 54 (1.09%) LAN
11 43 (0.86%) Network Security
12 42 (0.84%) Wi-Fi
13 37 (0.74%) Wireless
14 26 (0.52%) Kerberos
15 19 (0.38%) SAN
16 17 (0.34%) VLAN
16 17 (0.34%) VoIP
17 16 (0.32%) 5G
18 14 (0.28%) BGP
18 14 (0.28%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 324 (6.51%) SQL Server
2 257 (5.17%) Relational Database
3 233 (4.68%) NoSQL
4 219 (4.40%) MySQL
5 211 (4.24%) PostgreSQL
6 169 (3.40%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 169 (3.40%) MongoDB
7 167 (3.36%) Big Data
8 166 (3.34%) Power BI
9 123 (2.47%) Tableau
10 111 (2.23%) Data Warehouse
11 70 (1.41%) Data Lake
11 70 (1.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 68 (1.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 58 (1.17%) Redis
14 49 (0.98%) RDBMS
15 47 (0.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 42 (0.84%) Hadoop
16 42 (0.84%) Oracle Database
17 41 (0.82%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 470 (9.45%) Git (software)
2 316 (6.35%) JIRA
3 315 (6.33%) Jenkins
4 175 (3.52%) TeamCity
5 133 (2.67%) Selenium
6 118 (2.37%) Octopus Deploy
7 100 (2.01%) Maven
8 90 (1.81%) GitLab
9 84 (1.69%) JUnit
10 82 (1.65%) Bitbucket
11 77 (1.55%) webpack
12 71 (1.43%) Cypress.io
12 71 (1.43%) WebDriver
13 61 (1.23%) Jasmine
14 57 (1.15%) Gradle
14 57 (1.15%) SpecFlow
15 55 (1.11%) gulp
15 55 (1.11%) Team Foundation Server
16 54 (1.09%) Mocha
17 53 (1.07%) Cucumber
General
1 1,605 (32.26%) Social Skills
2 1,225 (24.62%) Finance
3 545 (10.95%) Analytical Skills
4 337 (6.77%) Retail
5 311 (6.25%) Marketing
6 224 (4.50%) Inclusion and Diversity
7 203 (4.08%) Banking
8 180 (3.62%) Legal
9 171 (3.44%) Games
10 162 (3.26%) Law
11 160 (3.22%) Influencing Skills
12 145 (2.91%) Manufacturing
13 140 (2.81%) Presentation Skills
14 137 (2.75%) Organisational Skills
15 107 (2.15%) Public Sector
16 78 (1.57%) Pharmaceutical
17 72 (1.45%) Telecoms
18 54 (1.09%) Automotive
19 51 (1.03%) Publishing
20 47 (0.94%) Billing
Job Titles
1 808 (16.24%) Developer
2 510 (10.25%) Software Engineer
3 468 (9.41%) Analyst
4 241 (4.84%) Senior Developer
5 234 (4.70%) Senior Software Engineer
6 155 (3.12%) Scrum Master
7 152 (3.06%) Architect
8 148 (2.97%) Delivery Manager
9 141 (2.83%) DevOps Engineer
10 137 (2.75%) Project Manager
11 129 (2.59%) IT Manager
12 123 (2.47%) Service Manager
13 104 (2.09%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 101 (2.03%) Software Developer
15 86 (1.73%) Consultant
16 84 (1.69%) C# Developer
17 81 (1.63%) Test Engineer
18 79 (1.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
19 78 (1.57%) Senior Manager
20 75 (1.51%) Product Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 636 (12.78%) .NET
2 534 (10.73%) React
3 398 (8.00%) REST
4 375 (7.54%) Node.js
5 350 (7.04%) HTML
6 333 (6.69%) RESTful
7 328 (6.59%) CSS
8 302 (6.07%) Web Services
9 265 (5.33%) .NET Core
10 239 (4.80%) Kafka
11 224 (4.50%) AngularJS
12 185 (3.72%) .NET Framework
13 165 (3.32%) JSON
14 163 (3.28%) Spring
15 140 (2.81%) ASP.NET
16 135 (2.71%) Redux
17 123 (2.47%) Spring Boot
18 115 (2.31%) XML
19 109 (2.19%) HTML5
20 108 (2.17%) GraphQL
Miscellaneous
1 514 (10.33%) User Experience
2 318 (6.39%) Management Information System
3 167 (3.36%) Cloud Native
4 159 (3.20%) Self-Motivation
5 132 (2.65%) Algorithms
6 124 (2.49%) Social Media
7 105 (2.11%) Mobile App
8 95 (1.91%) Reinsurance
9 92 (1.85%) Blog
10 77 (1.55%) Greenfield Project
11 75 (1.51%) Public Cloud
12 68 (1.37%) Life Science
13 65 (1.31%) Data Centre
14 57 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
15 48 (0.96%) Hybrid Cloud
16 46 (0.92%) Data Structures
16 46 (0.92%) Virtual Team
17 42 (0.84%) Robotics
18 39 (0.78%) BBC
19 36 (0.72%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 470 (9.45%) Windows
2 416 (8.36%) Linux
3 143 (2.87%) Android
4 131 (2.63%) Windows Server
5 110 (2.21%) Apple iOS
6 87 (1.75%) Windows 10
7 56 (1.13%) Unix
8 46 (0.92%) Mac OS
9 38 (0.76%) Windows Server 2012
10 25 (0.50%) CentOS
10 25 (0.50%) Mesosphere
10 25 (0.50%) Windows Server 2019
11 24 (0.48%) Ubuntu
12 19 (0.38%) Windows Server 2016
13 14 (0.28%) Embedded Linux
14 10 (0.20%) Windows Server 2003
15 8 (0.16%) Mac OS X
16 6 (0.12%) Check Point GAiA
16 6 (0.12%) Windows 7
16 6 (0.12%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,553 (51.32%) Agile Software Development
2 956 (19.22%) DevOps
3 954 (19.18%) Software Engineering
4 810 (16.28%) Problem-Solving
5 731 (14.69%) Scrum
6 723 (14.53%) Mentoring
7 688 (13.83%) TDD
8 580 (11.66%) Test Automation
9 560 (11.26%) Coaching
10 542 (10.89%) Continuous Integration
11 536 (10.77%) Microservices
12 522 (10.49%) Analytics
13 513 (10.31%) Project Management
14 459 (9.23%) SDLC
15 425 (8.54%) ITIL
16 411 (8.26%) Stakeholder Management
17 368 (7.40%) Computer Science
18 361 (7.26%) BDD
19 342 (6.87%) Service Delivery
20 334 (6.71%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 790 (15.88%) JavaScript
2 690 (13.87%) SQL
3 689 (13.85%) C#
4 608 (12.22%) Java
5 532 (10.69%) Python
6 327 (6.57%) TypeScript
7 218 (4.38%) PowerShell
8 154 (3.10%) PHP
9 143 (2.87%) C
10 135 (2.71%) Bash Shell
11 121 (2.43%) Go
12 116 (2.33%) C++
13 109 (2.19%) Scala
14 76 (1.53%) Kotlin
15 68 (1.37%) R
15 68 (1.37%) Ruby
15 68 (1.37%) T-SQL
16 66 (1.33%) Java 8
17 56 (1.13%) VBA
18 50 (1.01%) Perl
Qualifications
1 701 (14.09%) Degree
2 150 (3.02%) Computer Science Degree
3 148 (2.97%) Security Cleared
4 103 (2.07%) CISSP
5 87 (1.75%) SC Cleared
6 85 (1.71%) CISM
7 61 (1.23%) ITIL Certification
8 53 (1.07%) Master's Degree
9 49 (0.98%) CISA
9 49 (0.98%) ISEB
10 42 (0.84%) AWS Certification
10 42 (0.84%) ISTQB
11 39 (0.78%) HND
12 37 (0.74%) PMI Certification
13 36 (0.72%) CRISC
13 36 (0.72%) Microsoft Certification
14 35 (0.70%) DV Cleared
14 35 (0.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 34 (0.68%) HNC
16 24 (0.48%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 518 (10.41%) QA
2 176 (3.54%) SLA
3 171 (3.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 118 (2.37%) GDPR
5 110 (2.21%) PMO
6 107 (2.15%) Data Quality
7 74 (1.49%) Accessibility
8 72 (1.45%) Cyber Essentials
9 67 (1.35%) NIST
10 59 (1.19%) PCI DSS
11 41 (0.82%) GRC
12 32 (0.64%) ISO 9001
13 29 (0.58%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 28 (0.56%) NEBOSH
15 27 (0.54%) COBIT
16 19 (0.38%) ITGC
17 17 (0.34%) GMP
18 16 (0.32%) ISO 13485
19 14 (0.28%) IEC 62304
19 14 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 556 (11.18%) Docker
2 206 (4.14%) Active Directory
3 93 (1.87%) VMware Infrastructure
4 52 (1.05%) Hyper-V
5 22 (0.44%) Firmware
6 19 (0.38%) Virtual Machines
7 17 (0.34%) Virtual Desktop
8 16 (0.32%) vSphere
9 13 (0.26%) Virtual Servers
9 13 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
10 12 (0.24%) RHEV
11 9 (0.18%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 8 (0.16%) HDFS
12 8 (0.16%) XenApp
13 5 (0.10%) BitLocker
13 5 (0.10%) VMware NSX
14 4 (0.080%) Forefront TMG
14 4 (0.080%) Shibboleth
14 4 (0.080%) Snort
15 2 (0.040%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 534 (10.73%) Kubernetes
2 382 (7.68%) Terraform
3 167 (3.36%) Ansible
4 116 (2.33%) Puppet
5 79 (1.59%) Microsoft Intune
6 74 (1.49%) Opscode Chef
7 68 (1.37%) SCCM
8 58 (1.17%) Prometheus
9 54 (1.09%) Grafana
10 27 (0.54%) Single Sign-On
11 26 (0.52%) Kibana
12 25 (0.50%) Automic
13 23 (0.46%) Consul
14 19 (0.38%) BMC PATROL
15 18 (0.36%) Docker Swarm
16 17 (0.34%) Packer
17 15 (0.30%) logstash
18 13 (0.26%) FortiGate
18 13 (0.26%) SCOM
18 13 (0.26%) WSUS
Vendors
1 853 (17.15%) Microsoft
2 249 (5.01%) Google
3 147 (2.95%) Salesforce.com
4 140 (2.81%) Oracle
5 139 (2.79%) VMware
6 136 (2.73%) SAP
7 113 (2.27%) Samsung
8 68 (1.37%) Cisco
9 48 (0.96%) ServiceNow
10 46 (0.92%) LexisNexis
11 43 (0.86%) Splunk
12 42 (0.84%) Citrix
13 41 (0.82%) Instagram
13 41 (0.82%) Meraki
14 34 (0.68%) Apple
15 33 (0.66%) IBM
16 32 (0.64%) Spotify
17 31 (0.62%) Atlassian
18 30 (0.60%) Cadence
19 28 (0.56%) PagerDuty