Period
to 11 August 2020

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 11 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Continual Improvement
UK > England
6 months to
11 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 88 76 88
Rank change year-on-year -12 +12 +20
Permanent jobs citing Continuous Improvement 2,056 4,976 5,634
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 3.50% 3.78% 3.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.79% 4.10% 3.83%
Number of salaries quoted 1,618 3,312 3,802
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £53,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% -1.87% +1.90%
10th Percentile £35,750 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £82,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £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 54,272 121,451 147,198
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 92.38% 92.20% 91.94%
Number of salaries quoted 43,835 96,418 118,182
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £29,375
90th Percentile £91,250 £86,650 £82,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% 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 11 August 2020.

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 11 August 2020. 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 -18 754 £65,000 +4.00% 69
South East +5 399 £57,500 +6.48% 43
Midlands +38 275 £50,000 - 47
North of England -34 271 £50,000 +6.38% 59
South West +6 210 £45,000 -10.00% 39
West Midlands +35 198 £51,000 +2.00% 33
East of England +14 144 £45,000 -10.00% 17
North West -45 124 £50,000 +11.11% 38
Yorkshire +5 122 £52,500 +10.53% 16
East Midlands +23 71 £45,000 -5.26% 14
North East +17 25 £37,500 -7.91% 5
Continuous Improvement
UK

For the 6 months to 11 August 2020, 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.

1 849 (41.29%) Agile Software Development
2 586 (28.50%) Finance
3 423 (20.57%) DevOps
4 417 (20.28%) Microsoft
5 402 (19.55%) Azure
6 335 (16.29%) JavaScript
7 325 (15.81%) Scrum
8 319 (15.52%) SQL
9 291 (14.15%) Problem-Solving
10 286 (13.91%) AWS
11 278 (13.52%) C#
12 275 (13.38%) Degree
13 269 (13.08%) Test Automation
14 266 (12.94%) Analytical Skills
15 259 (12.60%) .NET
16 253 (12.31%) SQL Server
17 252 (12.26%) Project Management
18 250 (12.16%) Windows
19 242 (11.77%) ITIL
20 227 (11.04%) TDD
21 225 (10.94%) Java
22 224 (10.89%) Git (software)
23 211 (10.26%) Coaching
24 206 (10.02%) Mentoring
25 199 (9.68%) Software Engineering
26 195 (9.48%) Project Delivery
27 194 (9.44%) Docker
28 188 (9.14%) QA
28 188 (9.14%) Python
29 176 (8.56%) Linux

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 50 (2.43%) Confluence
2 46 (2.24%) SharePoint
3 38 (1.85%) CMS
4 23 (1.12%) MS Exchange
5 22 (1.07%) Apache
6 20 (0.97%) IIS
7 18 (0.88%) Elasticsearch
7 18 (0.88%) EPiServer
7 18 (0.88%) Skype for Business
8 17 (0.83%) Apache Spark
9 15 (0.73%) Umbraco
10 14 (0.68%) OpenStack
11 10 (0.49%) CICS
11 10 (0.49%) Sitecore CMS
11 10 (0.49%) Tomcat
12 8 (0.39%) JBoss
12 8 (0.39%) Liferay
13 6 (0.29%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 6 (0.29%) BizTalk Server
13 6 (0.29%) WebSphere
Applications
1 81 (3.94%) Microsoft Office
2 70 (3.40%) Microsoft Excel
3 26 (1.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 19 (0.92%) MS Visio
5 11 (0.54%) Microsoft Project
6 5 (0.24%) Adobe Premiere
6 5 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.19%) Chatbot
8 3 (0.15%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.097%) AutoCAD
9 2 (0.097%) Sketch
10 1 (0.049%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.049%) InDesign
10 1 (0.049%) InVision
10 1 (0.049%) MicroStation
10 1 (0.049%) Revit
10 1 (0.049%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 30 (1.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (0.78%) SAP ERP
3 14 (0.68%) Dynamics NAV
4 11 (0.54%) SAP MM
5 8 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
6 7 (0.34%) SAP BPC
7 5 (0.24%) Oracle ERP
7 5 (0.24%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
7 5 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
7 5 (0.24%) Unit4 Business World
8 4 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
8 4 (0.19%) PeopleSoft HCM
8 4 (0.19%) SAP S/4HANA
9 3 (0.15%) Markit EDM
9 3 (0.15%) Oracle General Ledger
9 3 (0.15%) Oracle Internet Expenses
9 3 (0.15%) Oracle iProcurement
9 3 (0.15%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 3 (0.15%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 3 (0.15%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 402 (19.55%) Azure
2 286 (13.91%) AWS
3 128 (6.23%) Office 365
4 125 (6.08%) SaaS
5 87 (4.23%) Power Platform
6 77 (3.75%) GCP
7 66 (3.21%) Serverless
8 55 (2.68%) PaaS
9 47 (2.29%) IaaS
10 38 (1.85%) Azure Active Directory
11 35 (1.70%) AWS Lambda
12 34 (1.65%) GitHub
13 33 (1.61%) AWS CloudFormation
14 31 (1.51%) Amazon EC2
14 31 (1.51%) Dynamics 365
15 22 (1.07%) Amazon ECS
16 18 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
17 17 (0.83%) PowerApps
18 16 (0.78%) OpenShift
19 15 (0.73%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 84 (4.09%) Firewall
2 48 (2.33%) VPN
3 46 (2.24%) Skype
4 43 (2.09%) Broadband
4 43 (2.09%) LAN
5 40 (1.95%) SAN
5 40 (1.95%) WAN
6 38 (1.85%) Internet
7 36 (1.75%) Network Security
8 33 (1.61%) DNS
9 28 (1.36%) TCP/IP
10 24 (1.17%) DHCP
11 23 (1.12%) VoIP
12 20 (0.97%) NetScaler
13 19 (0.92%) Wi-Fi
14 16 (0.78%) Wireless
15 12 (0.58%) Cisco IOS
15 12 (0.58%) WLAN
16 11 (0.54%) Unified Communications
17 9 (0.44%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 253 (12.31%) SQL Server
2 78 (3.79%) Power BI
3 75 (3.65%) Data Warehouse
4 58 (2.82%) Big Data
5 57 (2.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 55 (2.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 52 (2.53%) MongoDB
8 51 (2.48%) NoSQL
9 50 (2.43%) MySQL
10 35 (1.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 33 (1.61%) Data Lake
12 32 (1.56%) PostgreSQL
13 31 (1.51%) Relational Database
14 27 (1.31%) SQL Server 2012
15 25 (1.22%) Cosmos DB
16 24 (1.17%) Hadoop
17 18 (0.88%) Azure SQL Database
17 18 (0.88%) OLAP
18 17 (0.83%) SQL Server 2016
19 16 (0.78%) Redis
Development Applications
1 224 (10.89%) Git (software)
2 118 (5.74%) JIRA
3 113 (5.50%) Jenkins
4 98 (4.77%) Selenium
5 65 (3.16%) Cucumber
6 54 (2.63%) Visual Studio
7 40 (1.95%) TeamCity
8 37 (1.80%) Octopus Deploy
9 32 (1.56%) Maven
10 29 (1.41%) SoapUI
11 26 (1.26%) Gradle
12 25 (1.22%) Team Foundation Server
13 21 (1.02%) SpecFlow
14 19 (0.92%) Bitbucket
14 19 (0.92%) Subversion
15 18 (0.88%) webpack
16 16 (0.78%) Jasmine
17 15 (0.73%) CircleCI
17 15 (0.73%) GitLab
18 14 (0.68%) JUnit
General
1 586 (28.50%) Finance
2 95 (4.62%) Retail
3 91 (4.43%) Banking
4 82 (3.99%) Legal
5 74 (3.60%) Marketing
6 64 (3.11%) Telecoms
7 54 (2.63%) Public Sector
8 53 (2.58%) Law
9 52 (2.53%) Games
10 42 (2.04%) Back Office
11 40 (1.95%) Manufacturing
12 24 (1.17%) Local Government
13 16 (0.78%) Aerospace
14 15 (0.73%) Military
15 14 (0.68%) Advertising
16 13 (0.63%) Billing
16 13 (0.63%) Financial Institution
16 13 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
17 11 (0.54%) General Ledger
18 10 (0.49%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 362 (17.61%) Developer
2 214 (10.41%) Analyst
3 113 (5.50%) DevOps Engineer
4 93 (4.52%) Senior Developer
5 75 (3.65%) Architect
6 74 (3.60%) .NET Developer
7 72 (3.50%) Scrum Master
8 68 (3.31%) Software Engineer
9 62 (3.02%) IT Manager
10 59 (2.87%) Delivery Manager
11 52 (2.53%) C# Developer
11 52 (2.53%) Test Engineer
12 51 (2.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 49 (2.38%) Project Manager
14 46 (2.24%) Business Analyst
14 46 (2.24%) Senior Analyst
15 44 (2.14%) Consultant
15 44 (2.14%) Full Stack Developer
15 44 (2.14%) Service Manager
16 41 (1.99%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 259 (12.60%) .NET
2 159 (7.73%) CSS
3 144 (7.00%) HTML
4 127 (6.18%) React
5 96 (4.67%) Node.js
6 91 (4.43%) AngularJS
7 86 (4.18%) ASP.NET
8 85 (4.13%) REST
9 84 (4.09%) .NET Framework
10 78 (3.79%) RESTful
11 76 (3.70%) .NET Core
12 74 (3.60%) Web Services
13 57 (2.77%) XML
14 52 (2.53%) ASP.NET Web API
14 52 (2.53%) Sass
14 52 (2.53%) SOAP
15 50 (2.43%) jQuery
16 49 (2.38%) HTML5
17 48 (2.33%) JSON
18 41 (1.99%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 266 (12.94%) Analytical Skills
2 159 (7.73%) User Experience
3 143 (6.96%) Management Information System
4 127 (6.18%) Self-Motivation
5 65 (3.16%) Greenfield Project
6 63 (3.06%) Data Centre
7 56 (2.72%) Mobile App
8 45 (2.19%) Enterprise Software
9 37 (1.80%) Public Cloud
10 34 (1.65%) Virtual Team
11 29 (1.41%) Cloud Native
12 28 (1.36%) Social Network
13 22 (1.07%) Linux Command Line
14 21 (1.02%) Data Structures
15 17 (0.83%) FMCG
16 16 (0.78%) Tandem
17 15 (0.73%) Mainframe
18 12 (0.58%) CMDB
18 12 (0.58%) Private Cloud
19 11 (0.54%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 250 (12.16%) Windows
2 176 (8.56%) Linux
3 121 (5.89%) Windows Server
4 68 (3.31%) Windows 10
5 55 (2.68%) Unix
6 37 (1.80%) Windows Server 2016
7 36 (1.75%) Windows Server 2012
8 33 (1.61%) Windows 7
9 22 (1.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 21 (1.02%) Android
11 20 (0.97%) Windows Server 2008
12 17 (0.83%) Windows Server 2019
13 14 (0.68%) Apple iOS
13 14 (0.68%) VMS
14 9 (0.44%) CentOS
15 8 (0.39%) AIX
15 8 (0.39%) Mac OS
16 7 (0.34%) Windows 8
17 5 (0.24%) Solaris
17 5 (0.24%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 849 (41.29%) Agile Software Development
2 423 (20.57%) DevOps
3 325 (15.81%) Scrum
4 291 (14.15%) Problem-Solving
5 269 (13.08%) Test Automation
6 252 (12.26%) Project Management
7 242 (11.77%) ITIL
8 227 (11.04%) TDD
9 211 (10.26%) Coaching
10 206 (10.02%) Mentoring
11 199 (9.68%) Software Engineering
12 195 (9.48%) Project Delivery
13 173 (8.41%) Service Delivery
14 171 (8.32%) Stakeholder Management
15 165 (8.03%) Continuous Integration
16 163 (7.93%) Analytics
17 162 (7.88%) Microservices
18 139 (6.76%) Service Management
19 127 (6.18%) Kanban
20 125 (6.08%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 335 (16.29%) JavaScript
2 319 (15.52%) SQL
3 278 (13.52%) C#
4 225 (10.94%) Java
5 188 (9.14%) Python
6 127 (6.18%) PowerShell
7 91 (4.43%) T-SQL
8 74 (3.60%) C
9 60 (2.92%) TypeScript
10 49 (2.38%) Bash Shell
11 45 (2.19%) Go
12 44 (2.14%) Scala
13 35 (1.70%) PHP
14 34 (1.65%) C++
15 30 (1.46%) ES6
16 22 (1.07%) R
17 20 (0.97%) Perl
17 20 (0.97%) Ruby
18 19 (0.92%) Java 8
19 16 (0.78%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 275 (13.38%) Degree
2 65 (3.16%) Security Cleared
3 51 (2.48%) Cisco Certification
4 48 (2.33%) ITIL Certification
5 41 (1.99%) Microsoft Certification
6 38 (1.85%) CISSP
7 37 (1.80%) Computer Science Degree
8 29 (1.41%) CISM
9 27 (1.31%) SC Cleared
10 25 (1.22%) DV Cleared
11 21 (1.02%) CCNA
11 21 (1.02%) MCSA
12 20 (0.97%) CISA
12 20 (0.97%) JNCIA
13 19 (0.92%) CCIE
14 18 (0.88%) PMI Certification
15 17 (0.83%) ISEB
15 17 (0.83%) ISTQB
16 16 (0.78%) MCSE
17 14 (0.68%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 188 (9.14%) QA
2 105 (5.11%) SLA
3 68 (3.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 54 (2.63%) GDPR
5 31 (1.51%) PMO
6 23 (1.12%) Data Quality
6 23 (1.12%) PCI DSS
7 22 (1.07%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 15 (0.73%) ISO 9001
9 14 (0.68%) COBIT
10 11 (0.54%) Cyber Essentials
11 7 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 17025
11 7 (0.34%) NIST
12 5 (0.24%) GxP
13 4 (0.19%) ISO 13485
14 3 (0.15%) NCSC
15 2 (0.097%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
15 2 (0.097%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 2 (0.097%) NEBOSH
15 2 (0.097%) NIST 800
System Software
1 194 (9.44%) Docker
2 131 (6.37%) Active Directory
3 69 (3.36%) VMware Infrastructure
4 20 (0.97%) Hyper-V
4 20 (0.97%) vSphere
5 13 (0.63%) Virtual Machines
6 12 (0.58%) VMware ESXi
6 12 (0.58%) XenApp
7 6 (0.29%) XenDesktop
8 4 (0.19%) Firmware
8 4 (0.19%) Virtual Desktop
9 3 (0.15%) BitLocker
9 3 (0.15%) RACF
10 2 (0.097%) ACF2
10 2 (0.097%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 2 (0.097%) DFS Replication
10 2 (0.097%) LXC
10 2 (0.097%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.097%) NFS
10 2 (0.097%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 156 (7.59%) Kubernetes
2 83 (4.04%) Ansible
3 80 (3.89%) Terraform
4 66 (3.21%) Puppet
5 52 (2.53%) Opscode Chef
6 35 (1.70%) SCCM
7 31 (1.51%) Microsoft Intune
8 28 (1.36%) Istio
9 17 (0.83%) Prometheus
10 15 (0.73%) Kibana
11 13 (0.63%) Grafana
12 9 (0.44%) HP Data Protector
13 8 (0.39%) Single Sign-On
14 7 (0.34%) Marathon
14 7 (0.34%) Mesos
15 6 (0.29%) Consul
15 6 (0.29%) logstash
15 6 (0.29%) Red Hat Satellite
16 5 (0.24%) Jamf Pro
16 5 (0.24%) SELinux
Vendors
1 417 (20.28%) Microsoft
2 90 (4.38%) SAP
3 89 (4.33%) VMware
4 79 (3.84%) Oracle
5 63 (3.06%) Cisco
6 47 (2.29%) Citrix
7 42 (2.04%) Tableau
8 38 (1.85%) Google
8 38 (1.85%) Red Hat
9 37 (1.80%) Juniper
10 33 (1.61%) HP
11 30 (1.46%) Salesforce.com
12 27 (1.31%) Splunk
13 20 (0.97%) Atlassian
13 20 (0.97%) Dynatrace
13 20 (0.97%) IBM
14 18 (0.88%) CheckPoint
14 18 (0.88%) Teradata
15 15 (0.73%) Adobe
15 15 (0.73%) Apple