Period
to 24 May 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 24 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Continual Improvement
UK > England
6 months to
24 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 90 99 106
Rank change year-on-year +9 +7 +31
Permanent jobs citing Continuous Improvement 5,552 4,832 5,507
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 3.44% 3.03% 2.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.79% 3.35% 3.24%
Number of salaries quoted 3,746 3,422 4,243
England median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.00% -
10th Percentile £33,000 £31,250 £30,050
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £75,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £51,500 £48,500
% change year-on-year +1.94% +6.19% -3.00%

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 146,533 144,423 169,984
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 90.78% 90.51% 90.02%
Number of salaries quoted 118,670 119,286 142,972
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +3.26%

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 24 May 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 24 May 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 +13 2,343 £62,500 +4.17% 271
South East +9 905 £50,000 - 168
North of England +8 786 £50,000 +15.61% 154
Midlands +26 654 £47,500 +5.56% 93
West Midlands +33 476 £50,000 +11.11% 56
North West +31 465 £50,000 - 81
South West +41 438 £50,000 +11.11% 55
East of England 0 418 £55,000 +15.79% 70
Yorkshire -2 275 £47,500 +18.75% 60
East Midlands -2 178 £42,500 -5.56% 36
North East -19 51 £44,750 +21.77% 13
Continuous Improvement
UK

For the 6 months to 24 May 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 2,440 (43.95%) Agile Software Development
2 1,489 (26.82%) Finance
3 1,214 (21.87%) Problem-Solving
4 1,100 (19.81%) Degree
5 974 (17.54%) ITIL
6 949 (17.09%) SQL
7 857 (15.44%) Microsoft
8 820 (14.77%) Analytical Skills
9 793 (14.28%) Scrum
10 768 (13.83%) JavaScript
11 767 (13.81%) C#
12 752 (13.54%) Project Management
13 715 (12.88%) Java
14 708 (12.75%) .NET
15 689 (12.41%) Software Engineering
16 686 (12.36%) SQL Server
17 677 (12.19%) Test Automation
18 672 (12.10%) Windows
19 661 (11.91%) DevOps
20 648 (11.67%) Amazon AWS
21 609 (10.97%) QA
22 557 (10.03%) Stakeholder Management
23 547 (9.85%) TDD
24 540 (9.73%) HTML
25 532 (9.58%) Continuous Integration
26 526 (9.47%) Microsoft Azure
27 520 (9.37%) Retail
28 506 (9.11%) Service Delivery
29 476 (8.57%) Git (software)
30 470 (8.47%) SDLC

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
1 143 (2.58%) Confluence
2 139 (2.50%) CMS
3 98 (1.77%) SharePoint
4 87 (1.57%) MS Exchange
5 71 (1.28%) Elasticsearch
6 69 (1.24%) EPiServer
7 56 (1.01%) Sitecore CMS
8 49 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2010
9 43 (0.77%) Skype for Business
10 34 (0.61%) IIS
11 33 (0.59%) Apache Spark
12 28 (0.50%) OpenStack
13 27 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2013
14 23 (0.41%) SAS
15 19 (0.34%) BizTalk Server
15 19 (0.34%) Tomcat
16 18 (0.32%) Anypoint
16 18 (0.32%) Apache
17 17 (0.31%) Mule
17 17 (0.31%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 257 (4.63%) Microsoft Excel
2 214 (3.85%) Microsoft Office
3 89 (1.60%) MS Visio
4 86 (1.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 71 (1.28%) Microsoft Project
6 24 (0.43%) InVision
7 23 (0.41%) OmniGraffle
8 12 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
9 6 (0.11%) Acrobat
9 6 (0.11%) Adobe Captivate
9 6 (0.11%) SPSS
10 4 (0.072%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 4 (0.072%) InfoPath
10 4 (0.072%) Photoshop
11 3 (0.054%) Maya
12 2 (0.036%) FrameMaker
12 2 (0.036%) Gephi
12 2 (0.036%) RoboHelp
13 1 (0.018%) Camtasia
13 1 (0.018%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 49 (0.88%) SAP Hybris
2 42 (0.76%) Dynamics AX
3 41 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
4 34 (0.61%) Eloqua
5 25 (0.45%) Oracle ERP
6 21 (0.38%) SAP CO
6 21 (0.38%) SAP FI
6 21 (0.38%) SAP FI/CO
7 18 (0.32%) SAP ERP
8 13 (0.23%) SAP QM
9 12 (0.22%) NetSuite
9 12 (0.22%) SAP MM
10 11 (0.20%) SimCorp Dimension
11 10 (0.18%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 10 (0.18%) SAP FSCM
12 9 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
12 9 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
13 8 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
13 8 (0.14%) SAP S/4HANA
14 7 (0.13%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 648 (11.67%) Amazon AWS
2 526 (9.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 228 (4.11%) SaaS
4 153 (2.76%) Office 365
5 127 (2.29%) PaaS
6 121 (2.18%) IaaS
7 89 (1.60%) GitHub
8 83 (1.49%) npm
9 72 (1.30%) Cloud Computing
10 65 (1.17%) Amazon EC2
11 54 (0.97%) Google Cloud Platform
12 52 (0.94%) AWS CloudFormation
13 48 (0.86%) OpenShift
14 40 (0.72%) Serverless
15 36 (0.65%) Dynamics 365
16 31 (0.56%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 31 (0.56%) AWS Lambda
17 30 (0.54%) Amazon S3
18 23 (0.41%) Adobe Creative Cloud
18 23 (0.41%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 301 (5.42%) Firewall
2 138 (2.49%) DNS
3 131 (2.36%) VPN
4 128 (2.31%) WAN
5 115 (2.07%) Internet
6 113 (2.04%) LAN
7 93 (1.68%) DHCP
8 85 (1.53%) TCP/IP
9 71 (1.28%) SAN
10 70 (1.26%) Wireless
11 63 (1.13%) Network Security
12 60 (1.08%) Intrusion Detection
12 60 (1.08%) OSPF
13 58 (1.04%) HTTP
14 55 (0.99%) BGP
15 52 (0.94%) VLAN
16 49 (0.88%) Cisco Nexus
17 48 (0.86%) Cisco ASA
18 43 (0.77%) IPsec
18 43 (0.77%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 686 (12.36%) SQL Server
2 245 (4.41%) NoSQL
3 192 (3.46%) MySQL
4 160 (2.88%) Relational Database
5 158 (2.85%) Data Warehouse
6 148 (2.67%) MongoDB
7 138 (2.49%) Big Data
8 129 (2.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 112 (2.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 89 (1.60%) Power BI
11 86 (1.55%) SQL Server 2012
12 81 (1.46%) PostgreSQL
13 80 (1.44%) Couchbase
14 73 (1.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 68 (1.22%) SQL Server 2008
16 53 (0.95%) Hadoop
17 45 (0.81%) SQL Server 2014
18 44 (0.79%) Apache Cassandra
19 38 (0.68%) Oracle Database
20 35 (0.63%) Event Store
Development Applications
1 476 (8.57%) Git (software)
2 338 (6.09%) JIRA
3 312 (5.62%) Jenkins
4 272 (4.90%) Team Foundation Server
5 261 (4.70%) Selenium
6 164 (2.95%) Octopus Deploy
7 148 (2.67%) Visual Studio
8 132 (2.38%) Cucumber
9 112 (2.02%) TeamCity
10 109 (1.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 95 (1.71%) Maven
12 83 (1.49%) gulp
13 75 (1.35%) Bitbucket
14 71 (1.28%) JMeter
14 71 (1.28%) JUnit
15 67 (1.21%) WebDriver
16 65 (1.17%) Karma Test Runner
16 65 (1.17%) Protractor
17 63 (1.13%) Mocha
18 61 (1.10%) Bower
General
1 1,489 (26.82%) Finance
2 520 (9.37%) Retail
3 315 (5.67%) Marketing
4 193 (3.48%) Banking
5 185 (3.33%) Legal
6 181 (3.26%) Manufacturing
7 132 (2.38%) Telecoms
8 130 (2.34%) Publishing
9 121 (2.18%) Advertising
10 118 (2.13%) Law
11 115 (2.07%) Games
12 82 (1.48%) Front Office
13 71 (1.28%) Billing
14 68 (1.22%) Investment Banking
15 64 (1.15%) Back Office
16 55 (0.99%) Financial Institution
17 47 (0.85%) Electronics
18 30 (0.54%) General Ledger
18 30 (0.54%) Retail Banking
19 28 (0.50%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1,039 (18.71%) Developer
2 748 (13.47%) Analyst
3 327 (5.89%) Architect
4 263 (4.74%) C# Developer
4 263 (4.74%) Consultant
5 235 (4.23%) Project Manager
6 216 (3.89%) .NET Developer
7 213 (3.84%) Business Analyst
8 208 (3.75%) DevOps Engineer
9 195 (3.51%) Senior Developer
10 189 (3.40%) Java Developer
11 178 (3.21%) Senior Analyst
12 176 (3.17%) IT Manager
13 174 (3.13%) Software Engineer
14 149 (2.68%) Delivery Manager
15 138 (2.49%) Service Manager
16 130 (2.34%) Scrum Master
17 122 (2.20%) C# .NET Developer
17 122 (2.20%) Solutions Architect
18 119 (2.14%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 708 (12.75%) .NET
2 540 (9.73%) HTML
3 420 (7.56%) CSS
4 340 (6.12%) AngularJS
5 324 (5.84%) Web Services
6 250 (4.50%) RESTful
7 236 (4.25%) ASP.NET
8 232 (4.18%) HTML5
8 232 (4.18%) jQuery
9 213 (3.84%) REST
10 201 (3.62%) React
11 191 (3.44%) XML
12 168 (3.03%) CSS3
13 158 (2.85%) Spring
14 148 (2.67%) ASP.NET MVC
15 137 (2.47%) .NET Framework
16 124 (2.23%) Node.js
17 114 (2.05%) WCF
18 107 (1.93%) JSON
19 105 (1.89%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 820 (14.77%) Analytical Skills
2 459 (8.27%) Self-Motivation
3 449 (8.09%) Computer Science
4 422 (7.60%) Management Information System
5 365 (6.57%) User Experience
6 344 (6.20%) Data Centre
7 151 (2.72%) Fintech
8 136 (2.45%) Enterprise Software
9 130 (2.34%) Greenfield Project
10 112 (2.02%) Mobile App
11 90 (1.62%) Public Cloud
12 70 (1.26%) CMDB
13 64 (1.15%) Virtual Team
14 59 (1.06%) Robotics
15 50 (0.90%) Algorithms
16 49 (0.88%) Cloud Native
16 49 (0.88%) Data Structures
17 44 (0.79%) Cyberthreat
17 44 (0.79%) PKI
18 42 (0.76%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 672 (12.10%) Windows
2 458 (8.25%) Linux
3 207 (3.73%) Windows Server
4 176 (3.17%) Unix
5 111 (2.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 80 (1.44%) Android
7 77 (1.39%) Windows Server 2008
8 70 (1.26%) Windows 10
9 67 (1.21%) Apple iOS
10 55 (0.99%) Windows 7
11 24 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 23 (0.41%) Windows 8
13 21 (0.38%) CentOS
13 21 (0.38%) Solaris
14 18 (0.32%) Mac OS X
14 18 (0.32%) Ubuntu
15 17 (0.31%) Debian
16 16 (0.29%) AIX
17 14 (0.25%) CoreOS
17 14 (0.25%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,440 (43.95%) Agile Software Development
2 1,214 (21.87%) Problem-Solving
3 974 (17.54%) ITIL
4 793 (14.28%) Scrum
5 752 (13.54%) Project Management
6 689 (12.41%) Software Engineering
7 677 (12.19%) Test Automation
8 661 (11.91%) DevOps
9 557 (10.03%) Stakeholder Management
10 547 (9.85%) TDD
11 532 (9.58%) Continuous Integration
12 506 (9.11%) Service Delivery
13 470 (8.47%) SDLC
14 453 (8.16%) Mentoring
15 409 (7.37%) Change Management
16 407 (7.33%) Coaching
17 397 (7.15%) Analytics
18 376 (6.77%) Information Security
19 369 (6.65%) Microservices
20 367 (6.61%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 949 (17.09%) SQL
2 768 (13.83%) JavaScript
3 767 (13.81%) C#
4 715 (12.88%) Java
5 402 (7.24%) Python
6 242 (4.36%) PowerShell
7 188 (3.39%) C
8 152 (2.74%) T-SQL
9 147 (2.65%) Perl
10 146 (2.63%) C++
11 140 (2.52%) Bash Shell
12 118 (2.13%) PHP
13 117 (2.11%) Ruby
14 110 (1.98%) VBA
15 99 (1.78%) VB.NET
16 64 (1.15%) Scala
17 63 (1.13%) ABAP
18 59 (1.06%) Shell Script
19 52 (0.94%) VB
20 51 (0.92%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 1,100 (19.81%) Degree
2 250 (4.50%) Computer Science Degree
3 181 (3.26%) ITIL Certification
4 180 (3.24%) Microsoft Certification
5 171 (3.08%) Cisco Certification
6 155 (2.79%) Security Cleared
7 149 (2.68%) CISSP
8 126 (2.27%) CCNP
9 115 (2.07%) PMI Certification
10 109 (1.96%) PMP
11 98 (1.77%) CISM
12 94 (1.69%) ISEB
13 93 (1.68%) SC Cleared
14 87 (1.57%) MCSE
15 86 (1.55%) CCNA
16 85 (1.53%) SAFe Agilist
17 75 (1.35%) MCP
18 73 (1.31%) Master's Degree
19 72 (1.30%) ISTQB
20 54 (0.97%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 609 (10.97%) QA
2 318 (5.73%) SLA
3 151 (2.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 142 (2.56%) PMO
5 95 (1.71%) GDPR
6 69 (1.24%) COBIT
7 63 (1.13%) Data Quality
8 41 (0.74%) ISO 9001
8 41 (0.74%) PCI DSS
9 31 (0.56%) Cyber Essentials
10 30 (0.54%) SSAE 16
11 28 (0.50%) ISAE 3402
12 24 (0.43%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 20 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 14 (0.25%) GPG13
15 10 (0.18%) MiFID
16 9 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 20000
17 8 (0.14%) GCP
18 5 (0.090%) ISO 22301
19 4 (0.072%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 303 (5.46%) Active Directory
2 265 (4.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 261 (4.70%) Docker
4 116 (2.09%) Hyper-V
5 99 (1.78%) VMware ESXi
6 92 (1.66%) Virtual Machines
7 79 (1.42%) XenApp
8 56 (1.01%) vSphere
9 52 (0.94%) XenDesktop
10 33 (0.59%) Microsoft App-V
11 23 (0.41%) DFS Replication
12 18 (0.32%) KVM
12 18 (0.32%) VirtualBox
12 18 (0.32%) Xen
13 15 (0.27%) BitLocker
14 11 (0.20%) Firmware
15 7 (0.13%) Virtual Servers
16 5 (0.090%) Apache ZooKeeper
16 5 (0.090%) HDFS
17 4 (0.072%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 194 (3.49%) Ansible
2 148 (2.67%) Puppet
3 134 (2.41%) Opscode Chef
4 80 (1.44%) Kubernetes
5 56 (1.01%) SCCM
5 56 (1.01%) Terraform
6 54 (0.97%) SCVMM
7 45 (0.81%) vCenter Server
8 31 (0.56%) vMotion
9 28 (0.50%) Nagios
10 21 (0.38%) Nessus
11 20 (0.36%) HP Quality Center
11 20 (0.36%) Rundeck
12 18 (0.32%) Packer
12 18 (0.32%) Prometheus
13 17 (0.31%) Kibana
13 17 (0.31%) NetBackup
14 15 (0.27%) SCOM
15 14 (0.25%) FortiGate
16 13 (0.23%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 857 (15.44%) Microsoft
2 344 (6.20%) VMware
3 288 (5.19%) SAP
4 282 (5.08%) Cisco
5 270 (4.86%) Oracle
6 193 (3.48%) HP
7 160 (2.88%) Citrix
8 111 (2.00%) CheckPoint
9 106 (1.91%) ServiceNow
10 100 (1.80%) Google
11 94 (1.69%) Salesforce.com
12 90 (1.62%) F5
13 86 (1.55%) Tableau
14 81 (1.46%) Capita
15 72 (1.30%) NetApp
15 72 (1.30%) Splunk
16 66 (1.19%) IBM
17 63 (1.13%) Juniper
18 62 (1.12%) Cadence
18 62 (1.12%) Sitecore