Period
to 14 May 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 14 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Continual Improvement
UK > England
6 months to
14 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 79 84 75
Rank change year-on-year +5 -9 +23
Permanent jobs citing Continuous Improvement 3,107 3,178 5,094
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 3.87% 3.54% 3.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.16% 3.83% 4.12%
Number of salaries quoted 1,985 2,317 3,186
10th Percentile £34,850 £35,000 £32,500
25th Percentile £42,750 £42,500 £41,531
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £54,000
Median % change year-on-year - +1.85% +2.86%
75th Percentile £73,500 £70,250 £68,750
90th Percentile £86,250 £86,250 £83,750
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% -

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 74,678 82,909 123,506
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 92.94% 92.41% 92.36%
Number of salaries quoted 56,475 67,186 98,653
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,000 £41,250 £37,875
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £74,250 £71,250
90th Percentile £92,500 £90,000 £86,250
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +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 14 May 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 14 May 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 +28 1,361 £67,500 +12.50% 175
North of England 0 448 £52,500 - 164
South East -27 448 £55,000 -4.35% 119
Midlands -6 382 £50,000 +2.04% 96
West Midlands +6 293 £51,500 +3.00% 63
South West +7 288 £47,500 - 44
North West +21 227 £54,000 -1.82% 83
Yorkshire -17 160 £50,000 -4.76% 49
East of England -13 138 £52,500 +14.01% 60
East Midlands -12 86 £44,500 -6.32% 33
North East +17 61 £50,000 +33.33% 32
Continuous Improvement
UK

For the 6 months to 14 May 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 1,342 (43.19%) Agile Software Development
2 958 (30.83%) Social Skills
3 687 (22.11%) DevOps
4 660 (21.24%) Finance
5 631 (20.31%) Azure
6 600 (19.31%) AWS
7 567 (18.25%) Microsoft
8 510 (16.41%) Problem-Solving
9 498 (16.03%) C#
10 452 (14.55%) Software Engineering
11 442 (14.23%) .NET
12 430 (13.84%) SQL
13 404 (13.00%) JavaScript
13 404 (13.00%) Mentoring
14 382 (12.29%) Test Automation
15 362 (11.65%) Scrum
16 350 (11.26%) Coaching
17 335 (10.78%) Java
18 330 (10.62%) Degree
19 328 (10.56%) Project Management
20 325 (10.46%) Windows
21 314 (10.11%) ITIL
21 314 (10.11%) Python
22 310 (9.98%) Analytical Skills
23 301 (9.69%) Docker
24 285 (9.17%) SQL Server
25 284 (9.14%) Continuous Integration
26 277 (8.92%) Linux
27 276 (8.88%) Microservices
28 271 (8.72%) QA

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 88 (2.83%) SharePoint
2 57 (1.83%) Apache
3 51 (1.64%) Elasticsearch
4 39 (1.26%) MS Exchange
5 33 (1.06%) IIS
6 32 (1.03%) Confluence
7 28 (0.90%) BizTalk Server
8 24 (0.77%) CMS
9 21 (0.68%) JBoss
10 17 (0.55%) WordPress
11 15 (0.48%) OpenStack
12 14 (0.45%) Tomcat
13 12 (0.39%) WebSphere
13 12 (0.39%) WebSphere Application Server
14 11 (0.35%) Apache Spark
15 10 (0.32%) Apache ServiceMix
15 10 (0.32%) Red Hat Fuse
16 9 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2010
16 9 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2013
17 7 (0.23%) SAS
Applications
1 153 (4.92%) Microsoft Office
2 114 (3.67%) Microsoft Excel
3 29 (0.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 25 (0.80%) Spreadsheet
5 22 (0.71%) Microsoft Project
6 13 (0.42%) MS Visio
7 12 (0.39%) Sketch
8 11 (0.35%) Simulink
9 7 (0.23%) Figma
10 6 (0.19%) AutoCAD
10 6 (0.19%) Revit
11 4 (0.13%) InfoPath
11 4 (0.13%) MadCap Flare
11 4 (0.13%) Zeplin
12 3 (0.097%) InVision
13 2 (0.064%) Adobe XD
13 2 (0.064%) OmniGraffle
13 2 (0.064%) Open Workbench
13 2 (0.064%) Photoshop
13 2 (0.064%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 52 (1.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (0.64%) Remedy ITSM
3 19 (0.61%) NetSuite
4 17 (0.55%) SAP ERP
5 16 (0.51%) SAP MM
6 15 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
7 12 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
7 12 (0.39%) Oracle ERP
7 12 (0.39%) PeopleSoft HCM
8 8 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
8 8 (0.26%) Shopify
9 6 (0.19%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 4 (0.13%) Advent Moxy
10 4 (0.13%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
10 4 (0.13%) Primavera
10 4 (0.13%) SAP SD
10 4 (0.13%) Visualfiles
11 3 (0.097%) Magento
11 3 (0.097%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 3 (0.097%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 631 (20.31%) Azure
2 600 (19.31%) AWS
3 248 (7.98%) Microsoft 365
4 162 (5.21%) SaaS
5 151 (4.86%) GCP
6 140 (4.51%) Serverless
7 123 (3.96%) Power Platform
8 75 (2.41%) PaaS
9 74 (2.38%) Azure Active Directory
10 59 (1.90%) Dynamics 365
11 47 (1.51%) AWS CloudFormation
12 43 (1.38%) IaaS
13 40 (1.29%) GitHub
13 40 (1.29%) npm
14 39 (1.26%) AWS Lambda
15 37 (1.19%) Azure Functions
16 36 (1.16%) Datadog
17 35 (1.13%) Amazon S3
18 34 (1.09%) Amazon EC2
19 30 (0.97%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 169 (5.44%) Firewall
2 105 (3.38%) DNS
3 81 (2.61%) HTTP
4 72 (2.32%) DHCP
5 60 (1.93%) TCP/IP
6 52 (1.67%) Internet
7 46 (1.48%) VPN
8 45 (1.45%) WAN
9 40 (1.29%) LAN
10 38 (1.22%) Wireless
11 28 (0.90%) SAN
12 22 (0.71%) VLAN
13 21 (0.68%) Network Security
14 18 (0.58%) Broadband
14 18 (0.58%) Intrusion Detection
15 17 (0.55%) BGP
16 16 (0.51%) Modbus
16 16 (0.51%) VoIP
17 15 (0.48%) RS-422
17 15 (0.48%) RS-485
Database & Business Intelligence
1 285 (9.17%) SQL Server
2 142 (4.57%) Relational Database
3 140 (4.51%) NoSQL
4 105 (3.38%) MySQL
5 99 (3.19%) PostgreSQL
6 97 (3.12%) Power BI
7 83 (2.67%) MongoDB
8 81 (2.61%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 69 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
10 67 (2.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 65 (2.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 57 (1.83%) Big Data
13 43 (1.38%) Tableau
14 42 (1.35%) RDBMS
15 34 (1.09%) Redis
16 32 (1.03%) Apache Cassandra
17 31 (1.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 28 (0.90%) Data Mining
19 27 (0.87%) SQL Server 2017
20 26 (0.84%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 235 (7.56%) Git (software)
2 149 (4.80%) Jenkins
3 134 (4.31%) JIRA
4 84 (2.70%) Selenium
5 81 (2.61%) TeamCity
6 62 (2.00%) Cucumber
7 54 (1.74%) Team Foundation Server
7 54 (1.74%) Visual Studio Team System
8 46 (1.48%) Cypress.io
9 37 (1.19%) Octopus Deploy
9 37 (1.19%) SpecFlow
10 32 (1.03%) NUnit
11 31 (1.00%) Maven
12 28 (0.90%) GitLab
13 26 (0.84%) Gradle
14 25 (0.80%) webpack
15 24 (0.77%) Visual Studio
15 24 (0.77%) WebDriver
16 23 (0.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 20 (0.64%) GoCD
General
1 958 (30.83%) Social Skills
2 660 (21.24%) Finance
3 310 (9.98%) Analytical Skills
4 160 (5.15%) Games
5 151 (4.86%) Marketing
6 146 (4.70%) Retail
7 106 (3.41%) Influencing Skills
8 96 (3.09%) Legal
9 93 (2.99%) Organisational Skills
10 89 (2.86%) Presentation Skills
11 87 (2.80%) Law
12 86 (2.77%) Banking
13 75 (2.41%) Telecoms
14 72 (2.32%) Manufacturing
15 59 (1.90%) Public Sector
16 36 (1.16%) Electronics
17 35 (1.13%) Back Office
18 33 (1.06%) Advertising
19 32 (1.03%) Publishing
20 26 (0.84%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 506 (16.29%) Developer
2 311 (10.01%) Analyst
3 226 (7.27%) Software Engineer
4 174 (5.60%) DevOps Engineer
5 133 (4.28%) Senior Developer
6 100 (3.22%) Senior DevOps
7 99 (3.19%) Architect
8 98 (3.15%) C# Developer
9 97 (3.12%) Senior Software Engineer
10 93 (2.99%) Software Developer
11 92 (2.96%) Service Manager
12 89 (2.86%) Delivery Manager
13 88 (2.83%) Project Manager
14 86 (2.77%) Senior DevOps Engineer
15 85 (2.74%) IT Manager
16 84 (2.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 80 (2.57%) Test Engineer
18 73 (2.35%) Scrum Master
19 68 (2.19%) Consultant
20 64 (2.06%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 442 (14.23%) .NET
2 220 (7.08%) React
3 192 (6.18%) CSS
4 180 (5.79%) REST
5 160 (5.15%) HTML
6 156 (5.02%) Web Services
7 144 (4.63%) Node.js
8 142 (4.57%) Kafka
9 137 (4.41%) .NET Core
10 133 (4.28%) RESTful
11 132 (4.25%) .NET Framework
12 106 (3.41%) AngularJS
13 71 (2.29%) ASP.NET Web API
14 69 (2.22%) ASP.NET
14 69 (2.22%) Spring
15 62 (2.00%) GraphQL
15 62 (2.00%) JSON
16 55 (1.77%) Entity Framework
17 53 (1.71%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 52 (1.67%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 262 (8.43%) User Experience
2 138 (4.44%) Management Information System
3 123 (3.96%) Greenfield Project
4 101 (3.25%) Self-Motivation
5 76 (2.45%) Blog
6 70 (2.25%) Cloud Native
7 67 (2.16%) Algorithms
8 57 (1.83%) Mobile App
9 55 (1.77%) Public Cloud
10 52 (1.67%) Virtual Team
11 41 (1.32%) N-Tier
12 38 (1.22%) Data Centre
13 35 (1.13%) Hedge funds
13 35 (1.13%) Social Network
14 34 (1.09%) Data Structures
14 34 (1.09%) Social Media
15 28 (0.90%) Hybrid Cloud
16 26 (0.84%) BYOD
17 25 (0.80%) Digital Media
18 24 (0.77%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 325 (10.46%) Windows
2 277 (8.92%) Linux
3 114 (3.67%) Windows Server
4 77 (2.48%) Android
5 72 (2.32%) Windows 10
6 53 (1.71%) Windows Server 2012
7 50 (1.61%) Unix
8 40 (1.29%) Windows Server 2016
9 38 (1.22%) Apple iOS
9 38 (1.22%) Windows Server 2019
10 25 (0.80%) Ubuntu
11 23 (0.74%) CentOS
12 16 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 13 (0.42%) Mac OS
14 11 (0.35%) Windows 7
14 11 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
15 7 (0.23%) Mac OS X
15 7 (0.23%) SUSE
16 4 (0.13%) Windows Server 2003
17 3 (0.097%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,342 (43.19%) Agile Software Development
2 687 (22.11%) DevOps
3 510 (16.41%) Problem-Solving
4 452 (14.55%) Software Engineering
5 404 (13.00%) Mentoring
6 382 (12.29%) Test Automation
7 362 (11.65%) Scrum
8 350 (11.26%) Coaching
9 328 (10.56%) Project Management
10 314 (10.11%) ITIL
11 284 (9.14%) Continuous Integration
12 276 (8.88%) Microservices
13 264 (8.50%) TDD
14 252 (8.11%) Analytics
15 225 (7.24%) SDLC
15 225 (7.24%) Service Delivery
16 220 (7.08%) Stakeholder Management
17 196 (6.31%) Service Management
18 194 (6.24%) Change Management
19 189 (6.08%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 498 (16.03%) C#
2 430 (13.84%) SQL
3 404 (13.00%) JavaScript
4 335 (10.78%) Java
5 314 (10.11%) Python
6 154 (4.96%) PowerShell
7 151 (4.86%) TypeScript
8 113 (3.64%) C
9 97 (3.12%) Bash Shell
10 93 (2.99%) T-SQL
11 90 (2.90%) C++
12 66 (2.12%) Go
12 66 (2.12%) PHP
13 49 (1.58%) Scala
14 36 (1.16%) Kotlin
15 32 (1.03%) Java 8
16 29 (0.93%) Ruby
17 28 (0.90%) ES6
18 26 (0.84%) R
19 22 (0.71%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 330 (10.62%) Degree
2 172 (5.54%) Security Cleared
3 108 (3.48%) SC Cleared
4 58 (1.87%) Computer Science Degree
5 49 (1.58%) CISSP
6 46 (1.48%) ITIL Certification
7 37 (1.19%) DV Cleared
8 34 (1.09%) CISM
9 28 (0.90%) Cisco Certification
10 25 (0.80%) Microsoft Certification
11 24 (0.77%) AWS Certification
11 24 (0.77%) CISA
12 23 (0.74%) HNC
12 23 (0.74%) ISTQB
13 21 (0.68%) BPSS Clearance
14 20 (0.64%) ISEB
14 20 (0.64%) Master's Degree
15 18 (0.58%) CCNA
16 16 (0.51%) HND
16 16 (0.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 271 (8.72%) QA
2 140 (4.51%) SLA
3 90 (2.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 80 (2.57%) GDPR
5 60 (1.93%) PMO
6 41 (1.32%) Data Quality
7 40 (1.29%) PCI DSS
8 33 (1.06%) NIST
9 26 (0.84%) GRC
10 24 (0.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 22 (0.71%) COBIT
11 22 (0.71%) Cyber Essentials
12 18 (0.58%) ISO 9001
13 15 (0.48%) GMP
14 14 (0.45%) Actionable Recommendations
15 10 (0.32%) HIPAA
16 9 (0.29%) ISO 22301
16 9 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 20000
17 7 (0.23%) GxP
18 6 (0.19%) BS25999
System Software
1 301 (9.69%) Docker
2 212 (6.82%) Active Directory
3 97 (3.12%) VMware Infrastructure
4 46 (1.48%) Hyper-V
5 28 (0.90%) vSphere
6 27 (0.87%) VMware ESXi
7 18 (0.58%) RHEV
8 17 (0.55%) Virtual Servers
8 17 (0.55%) VMware NSX
9 13 (0.42%) Firmware
9 13 (0.42%) Virtual Machines
10 12 (0.39%) Virtual Desktop
11 11 (0.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 4 (0.13%) vCloud
12 4 (0.13%) XenDesktop
13 3 (0.097%) XenApp
14 2 (0.064%) BitLocker
14 2 (0.064%) pfSense
15 1 (0.032%) HDFS
15 1 (0.032%) KVM
Systems Management
1 257 (8.27%) Kubernetes
2 234 (7.53%) Terraform
3 178 (5.73%) Ansible
4 123 (3.96%) Opscode Chef
5 109 (3.51%) Puppet
6 51 (1.64%) Microsoft Intune
7 39 (1.26%) SCCM
8 26 (0.84%) Single Sign-On
9 23 (0.74%) Prometheus
10 22 (0.71%) Packer
11 20 (0.64%) Grafana
12 18 (0.58%) Istio
13 16 (0.51%) Fortio
13 16 (0.51%) Kiali
14 15 (0.48%) Rundeck
14 15 (0.48%) vCenter Server
15 13 (0.42%) Jamf Pro
16 10 (0.32%) Rancher
17 6 (0.19%) Kibana
17 6 (0.19%) Zipkin
Vendors
1 567 (18.25%) Microsoft
2 150 (4.83%) VMware
3 118 (3.80%) Google
4 88 (2.83%) Salesforce.com
5 63 (2.03%) Oracle
6 60 (1.93%) SAP
7 56 (1.80%) Cisco
8 39 (1.26%) Citrix
9 38 (1.22%) Meraki
9 38 (1.22%) Red Hat
10 35 (1.13%) Samsung
11 32 (1.03%) JD Edwards
11 32 (1.03%) ServiceNow
12 30 (0.97%) Remedy
13 26 (0.84%) MuleSoft
13 26 (0.84%) Splunk
14 25 (0.80%) Charles River
14 25 (0.80%) Spotify
15 22 (0.71%) Dell
16 20 (0.64%) Apple