Period
to 23 February 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 23 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Continual Improvement
UK > England
6 months to
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 94 91 118
Rank change year-on-year -3 +27 +29
Permanent jobs citing Continuous Improvement 5,471 5,150 5,326
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 3.32% 3.11% 2.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.69% 3.47% 3.02%
Number of salaries quoted 3,868 3,681 3,957
England median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +10.53% -5.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,750 £30,000
90th Percentile £81,250 £80,000 £76,250
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +10.53% -5.00%

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 148,181 148,261 176,535
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 89.85% 89.53% 88.83%
Number of salaries quoted 121,478 123,007 147,828
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,500 £28,000
90th Percentile £81,250 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.56%

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 23 February 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 23 February 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 +12 2,174 £62,500 - 292
South East +8 1,031 £50,000 - 160
North of England 0 823 £45,000 - 184
Midlands -11 602 £45,947 -5.26% 92
North West -7 450 £48,500 -3.00% 99
South West +46 426 £45,000 - 70
East of England -1 410 £55,000 +10.00% 105
West Midlands 0 408 £50,000 +7.53% 62
Yorkshire +8 331 £45,000 +12.50% 73
East Midlands -29 193 £41,500 -17.00% 30
North East -27 46 £42,000 +10.16% 12
Continuous Improvement
UK

For the 6 months to 23 February 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 2,108 (38.53%) Agile Software Development
2 1,441 (26.34%) Finance
3 990 (18.10%) ITIL
4 920 (16.82%) Degree
5 894 (16.34%) SQL
6 876 (16.01%) Microsoft
7 816 (14.92%) JavaScript
7 816 (14.92%) Analytical Skills
8 761 (13.91%) Project Management
9 729 (13.32%) C#
10 713 (13.03%) Scrum
11 710 (12.98%) Java
12 687 (12.56%) Windows
13 654 (11.95%) Test Automation
14 648 (11.84%) QA
15 646 (11.81%) .NET
16 635 (11.61%) SQL Server
17 597 (10.91%) Software Engineering
18 583 (10.66%) HTML
19 570 (10.42%) DevOps
20 556 (10.16%) Stakeholder Management
21 505 (9.23%) Change Management
22 490 (8.96%) Amazon AWS
23 485 (8.86%) Retail
24 481 (8.79%) Service Delivery
24 481 (8.79%) Linux
25 468 (8.55%) Mentoring
26 466 (8.52%) CSS
27 455 (8.32%) TDD
28 441 (8.06%) Coaching

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
1 109 (1.99%) Confluence
2 103 (1.88%) SharePoint
3 102 (1.86%) CMS
4 80 (1.46%) MS Exchange
5 62 (1.13%) EPiServer
6 55 (1.01%) Elasticsearch
6 55 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2010
7 51 (0.93%) Skype for Business
8 50 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2013
9 48 (0.88%) IIS
10 45 (0.82%) Apache
11 44 (0.80%) NServiceBus
12 39 (0.71%) Sitecore CMS
13 35 (0.64%) Sitefinity
14 34 (0.62%) OpenStack
15 31 (0.57%) Tomcat
16 23 (0.42%) Apache Spark
17 20 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2003
17 20 (0.37%) SAS
18 17 (0.31%) JBoss
Applications
1 215 (3.93%) Microsoft Excel
2 212 (3.87%) Microsoft Office
3 60 (1.10%) MS Visio
4 48 (0.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 39 (0.71%) Microsoft Project
6 12 (0.22%) Photoshop
6 12 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.13%) Adobe Captivate
7 7 (0.13%) InVision
8 6 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
9 5 (0.091%) InfoPath
9 5 (0.091%) SPSS
10 4 (0.073%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 4 (0.073%) Chatbot
11 3 (0.055%) Maya
11 3 (0.055%) UXPin
12 2 (0.037%) OmniGraffle
13 1 (0.018%) Final Cut Pro
13 1 (0.018%) Revit
13 1 (0.018%) ZBrush
Business Applications
1 60 (1.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 55 (1.01%) SAP Hybris
3 33 (0.60%) Dynamics AX
4 29 (0.53%) SAP S/4HANA
5 22 (0.40%) SAP CO
5 22 (0.40%) SAP FI
5 22 (0.40%) SAP FI/CO
6 21 (0.38%) NetSuite
6 21 (0.38%) SAP EWM
7 16 (0.29%) Eloqua
8 15 (0.27%) Oracle ERP
9 14 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
10 13 (0.24%) SAP CRM
10 13 (0.24%) SAP QM
11 12 (0.22%) WebTrends
12 11 (0.20%) SAP SD
12 11 (0.20%) SimCorp Dimension
12 11 (0.20%) thinkFolio
13 10 (0.18%) SAP FSCM
14 9 (0.16%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 490 (8.96%) Amazon AWS
2 349 (6.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 198 (3.62%) SaaS
4 153 (2.80%) Office 365
5 90 (1.65%) GitHub
6 85 (1.55%) IaaS
7 78 (1.43%) PaaS
8 70 (1.28%) Amazon EC2
9 59 (1.08%) Cloud Computing
10 54 (0.99%) AWS CloudFormation
11 42 (0.77%) npm
12 39 (0.71%) OpenShift
13 38 (0.69%) Serverless
14 32 (0.58%) Mimecast
15 31 (0.57%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 27 (0.49%) AWS Lambda
17 26 (0.48%) Amazon S3
18 24 (0.44%) Virtual Private Cloud
19 23 (0.42%) Route 53
20 22 (0.40%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 194 (3.55%) Firewall
2 113 (2.07%) Internet
3 106 (1.94%) WAN
4 94 (1.72%) Wireless
5 93 (1.70%) DNS
6 90 (1.65%) LAN
7 88 (1.61%) VPN
8 85 (1.55%) TCP/IP
9 76 (1.39%) Network Security
10 70 (1.28%) HTTP
11 69 (1.26%) DHCP
11 69 (1.26%) SAN
12 46 (0.84%) Skype
13 40 (0.73%) VLAN
14 39 (0.71%) Unified Communications
15 37 (0.68%) Intrusion Detection
16 34 (0.62%) Intranet
16 34 (0.62%) VoIP
17 33 (0.60%) NAS
18 31 (0.57%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 635 (11.61%) SQL Server
2 182 (3.33%) NoSQL
3 161 (2.94%) MySQL
4 129 (2.36%) Relational Database
5 116 (2.12%) MongoDB
6 108 (1.97%) Data Warehouse
7 104 (1.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 91 (1.66%) Big Data
9 88 (1.61%) PostgreSQL
10 81 (1.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 71 (1.30%) Power BI
12 67 (1.22%) SQL Server 2012
13 63 (1.15%) SQL Server 2008
14 50 (0.91%) Couchbase
15 38 (0.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 34 (0.62%) Apache Cassandra
16 34 (0.62%) Event Store
16 34 (0.62%) SQL Server 2014
17 31 (0.57%) BusinessObjects
18 29 (0.53%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 362 (6.62%) Git (software)
2 295 (5.39%) JIRA
3 254 (4.64%) Selenium
4 252 (4.61%) Jenkins
5 236 (4.31%) Team Foundation Server
6 134 (2.45%) Octopus Deploy
7 124 (2.27%) Cucumber
8 111 (2.03%) Visual Studio
9 108 (1.97%) JUnit
10 100 (1.83%) Maven
11 87 (1.59%) Subversion
12 83 (1.52%) TeamCity
13 79 (1.44%) LSMW
14 74 (1.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 70 (1.28%) eCATT
16 62 (1.13%) WebDriver
17 60 (1.10%) JMeter
18 52 (0.95%) gulp
19 51 (0.93%) Bitbucket
20 43 (0.79%) Bower
General
1 1,441 (26.34%) Finance
2 485 (8.86%) Retail
3 287 (5.25%) Marketing
4 282 (5.15%) Banking
5 230 (4.20%) Manufacturing
6 187 (3.42%) Legal
7 148 (2.71%) Publishing
8 143 (2.61%) Telecoms
9 129 (2.36%) Law
10 125 (2.28%) Games
11 105 (1.92%) Investment Banking
12 89 (1.63%) Retail Banking
13 86 (1.57%) Advertising
13 86 (1.57%) Front Office
14 83 (1.52%) Billing
14 83 (1.52%) Electronics
15 76 (1.39%) Back Office
16 48 (0.88%) Financial Institution
17 34 (0.62%) Automotive
18 29 (0.53%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1,032 (18.86%) Developer
2 700 (12.79%) Analyst
3 296 (5.41%) Consultant
4 289 (5.28%) Architect
5 252 (4.61%) Project Manager
6 234 (4.28%) IT Manager
7 232 (4.24%) C# Developer
8 230 (4.20%) Senior Developer
9 211 (3.86%) Business Analyst
10 200 (3.66%) Java Developer
11 179 (3.27%) .NET Developer
12 171 (3.13%) Service Manager
12 171 (3.13%) Software Engineer
13 146 (2.67%) DevOps Engineer
14 137 (2.50%) Scrum Master
15 130 (2.38%) Senior Analyst
16 125 (2.28%) Delivery Manager
17 122 (2.23%) Solutions Architect
18 119 (2.18%) C# .NET Developer
19 118 (2.16%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 646 (11.81%) .NET
2 583 (10.66%) HTML
3 466 (8.52%) CSS
4 347 (6.34%) AngularJS
5 338 (6.18%) Web Services
6 279 (5.10%) ASP.NET
7 277 (5.06%) jQuery
8 238 (4.35%) REST
9 237 (4.33%) HTML5
10 209 (3.82%) React
11 202 (3.69%) RESTful
12 201 (3.67%) XML
13 189 (3.45%) Spring
14 152 (2.78%) Node.js
15 143 (2.61%) CSS3
16 142 (2.60%) .NET Framework
17 141 (2.58%) ASP.NET MVC
18 127 (2.32%) SOAP
19 121 (2.21%) Entity Framework
20 114 (2.08%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 816 (14.92%) Analytical Skills
2 418 (7.64%) Computer Science
3 369 (6.74%) Management Information System
4 318 (5.81%) User Experience
5 302 (5.52%) Data Centre
6 170 (3.11%) Fintech
7 147 (2.69%) Greenfield Project
8 133 (2.43%) Mobile App
9 132 (2.41%) Enterprise Software
10 93 (1.70%) Public Cloud
11 73 (1.33%) Virtual Team
12 69 (1.26%) iPad
13 58 (1.06%) LIMS
14 57 (1.04%) Data Structures
15 48 (0.88%) CMDB
15 48 (0.88%) Equities
15 48 (0.88%) FMCG
16 45 (0.82%) Robotics
17 44 (0.80%) PMI
18 42 (0.77%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 687 (12.56%) Windows
2 481 (8.79%) Linux
3 219 (4.00%) Windows Server
4 159 (2.91%) Unix
5 127 (2.32%) Windows Server 2012
6 104 (1.90%) Windows Server 2008
7 85 (1.55%) Apple iOS
8 83 (1.52%) Android
9 54 (0.99%) Windows 7
10 42 (0.77%) Windows 10
11 29 (0.53%) Windows Server 2003
12 22 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 21 (0.38%) Solaris
13 21 (0.38%) Windows 8
14 17 (0.31%) AIX
14 17 (0.31%) Mac OS
15 14 (0.26%) CoreOS
15 14 (0.26%) Debian
16 13 (0.24%) HPUX
16 13 (0.24%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,108 (38.53%) Agile Software Development
2 990 (18.10%) ITIL
3 761 (13.91%) Project Management
4 713 (13.03%) Scrum
5 654 (11.95%) Test Automation
6 597 (10.91%) Software Engineering
7 570 (10.42%) DevOps
8 556 (10.16%) Stakeholder Management
9 505 (9.23%) Change Management
10 481 (8.79%) Service Delivery
11 468 (8.55%) Mentoring
12 455 (8.32%) TDD
13 441 (8.06%) Coaching
14 424 (7.75%) SDLC
15 413 (7.55%) Continuous Integration
16 364 (6.65%) Service Management
17 354 (6.47%) Analytics
18 350 (6.40%) Information Security
19 344 (6.29%) MVC
20 323 (5.90%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 894 (16.34%) SQL
2 816 (14.92%) JavaScript
3 729 (13.32%) C#
4 710 (12.98%) Java
5 310 (5.67%) Python
6 215 (3.93%) PowerShell
7 148 (2.71%) C
8 138 (2.52%) C++
8 138 (2.52%) Perl
9 122 (2.23%) T-SQL
10 117 (2.14%) Bash Shell
11 105 (1.92%) PHP
12 101 (1.85%) Ruby
13 99 (1.81%) ABAP
14 56 (1.02%) PL/SQL
14 56 (1.02%) Shell Script
15 54 (0.99%) VB
16 53 (0.97%) Scala
16 53 (0.97%) VBA
17 48 (0.88%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 920 (16.82%) Degree
2 197 (3.60%) ITIL Certification
3 185 (3.38%) Computer Science Degree
4 167 (3.05%) CISSP
5 158 (2.89%) Microsoft Certification
6 120 (2.19%) Cisco Certification
7 119 (2.18%) CISM
8 99 (1.81%) Security Cleared
9 88 (1.61%) CCNA
9 88 (1.61%) PMI Certification
10 80 (1.46%) CCNP
10 80 (1.46%) MCP
11 74 (1.35%) SC Cleared
12 73 (1.33%) ISEB
12 73 (1.33%) PMP
13 69 (1.26%) MCSE
14 68 (1.24%) CISA
15 53 (0.97%) ISTQB
16 52 (0.95%) MCPD
17 39 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 648 (11.84%) QA
2 351 (6.42%) SLA
3 173 (3.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 151 (2.76%) PMO
5 80 (1.46%) GDPR
6 67 (1.22%) COBIT
7 46 (0.84%) ISO 9001
8 41 (0.75%) Cyber Essentials
9 39 (0.71%) PCI DSS
10 38 (0.69%) Data Quality
11 25 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 23 (0.42%) SSAE 16
13 22 (0.40%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 21 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 20 (0.37%) ISO 14001
16 17 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
17 15 (0.27%) ISAE 3402
18 10 (0.18%) ISO 22301
18 10 (0.18%) MiFID
19 7 (0.13%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 297 (5.43%) Active Directory
2 270 (4.94%) Docker
3 230 (4.20%) VMware Infrastructure
4 82 (1.50%) Virtual Machines
5 77 (1.41%) Hyper-V
5 77 (1.41%) VMware ESXi
6 52 (0.95%) vSphere
7 50 (0.91%) XenApp
8 33 (0.60%) XenDesktop
9 22 (0.40%) Microsoft App-V
10 18 (0.33%) DFS Replication
11 8 (0.15%) LXC
12 7 (0.13%) BitLocker
12 7 (0.13%) Firmware
13 5 (0.091%) Virtual Desktop
14 4 (0.073%) KVM
15 3 (0.055%) HDFS
15 3 (0.055%) Virtual Servers
15 3 (0.055%) XenServer
16 2 (0.037%) iptables
Systems Management
1 170 (3.11%) Ansible
2 113 (2.07%) Puppet
3 106 (1.94%) Opscode Chef
4 95 (1.74%) SCCM
5 79 (1.44%) Kubernetes
6 44 (0.80%) SCVMM
7 40 (0.73%) SCOM
8 38 (0.69%) vCenter Server
9 32 (0.58%) Terraform
10 31 (0.57%) HP Quality Center
11 23 (0.42%) Microsoft Clustering
11 23 (0.42%) Prometheus
11 23 (0.42%) SCOrch
12 21 (0.38%) Nagios
13 17 (0.31%) Simpana
14 16 (0.29%) vMotion
15 15 (0.27%) Docker Swarm
15 15 (0.27%) Rundeck
16 14 (0.26%) Cisco CUCM
17 13 (0.24%) WSUS
Vendors
1 876 (16.01%) Microsoft
2 359 (6.56%) SAP
3 319 (5.83%) VMware
4 277 (5.06%) Oracle
5 264 (4.83%) Cisco
6 182 (3.33%) HP
7 126 (2.30%) Citrix
8 89 (1.63%) Salesforce.com
9 86 (1.57%) Cadence
10 73 (1.33%) Google
11 71 (1.30%) CheckPoint
12 66 (1.21%) F5
13 59 (1.08%) hybris
14 51 (0.93%) Capita
14 51 (0.93%) NetApp
14 51 (0.93%) Splunk
15 49 (0.90%) Sophos
16 48 (0.88%) IBM
17 47 (0.86%) Sitecore
18 45 (0.82%) Tableau