Period
to 16 September 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in London 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 16 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Continual Improvement
England > London
6 months to
16 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 68 130 95
Rank change year-on-year +62 -35 +7
Permanent jobs citing Continuous Improvement 2,294 562 1,879
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 4.70% 2.64% 3.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.92% 2.81% 3.61%
Number of salaries quoted 1,095 431 1,206
10th Percentile £41,384 £42,500 £38,750
25th Percentile £52,500 £53,750 £48,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £70,000 £63,648
Median % change year-on-year -7.14% +9.98% -2.08%
75th Percentile £83,750 £83,750 £80,000
90th Percentile £96,250 £95,000 £95,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £56,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +2.68% +1.82% -

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 London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 46,605 19,997 52,116
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 95.45% 94.01% 93.49%
Number of salaries quoted 30,296 16,641 42,466
10th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £36,250
25th Percentile £52,500 £52,500 £47,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year - +7.69% +4.00%
75th Percentile £88,750 £86,250 £82,500
90th Percentile £105,000 £108,750 £100,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,244 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.08% +5.23% +3.96%

Continuous Improvement
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Continuous Improvement as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Continuous Improvement in London

Continuous Improvement
Salary Trend in London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Continuous Improvement in London.

Salary trend for Continuous Improvement in London

Continuous Improvement
Salary Histogram in London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Continuous Improvement in London over the 6 months to 16 September 2021.

Salary histogram for Continuous Improvement in London

Continuous Improvement
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement within the London region over the 6 months to 16 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
Central London +26 244 £67,250 -7.88% 76
West London +20 215 £67,500 +3.85% 29
South London +22 52 £58,869 +12.13% 7
East London -7 9 £58,500 -10.00% 25
Continuous Improvement
England

For the 6 months to 16 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 London region with a requirement for Continuous Improvement.

1 1,247 (54.36%) Agile Software Development
2 691 (30.12%) Finance
3 673 (29.34%) Social Skills
4 611 (26.63%) AWS
5 541 (23.58%) Software Engineering
6 486 (21.19%) JavaScript
7 432 (18.83%) Mentoring
8 416 (18.13%) Azure
9 409 (17.83%) Docker
10 399 (17.39%) React
11 397 (17.31%) SQL
12 389 (16.96%) DevOps
13 386 (16.83%) TDD
14 373 (16.26%) Continuous Integration
15 371 (16.17%) Problem-Solving
16 356 (15.52%) C#
17 352 (15.34%) Microservices
18 348 (15.17%) Java
19 347 (15.13%) Test Automation
20 346 (15.08%) Kubernetes
21 337 (14.69%) .NET
22 327 (14.25%) Microsoft
23 324 (14.12%) User Experience
24 316 (13.78%) Scrum
25 307 (13.38%) QA
26 299 (13.03%) Python
27 288 (12.55%) REST
28 284 (12.38%) Node.js
29 283 (12.34%) SDLC
30 281 (12.25%) Coaching

Continuous Improvement
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 67 (2.92%) CMS
2 65 (2.83%) Elasticsearch
3 59 (2.57%) Confluence
4 58 (2.53%) SharePoint
5 15 (0.65%) Headless CMS
5 15 (0.65%) Oracle Coherence
5 15 (0.65%) WordPress
6 13 (0.57%) Apache Airflow
7 12 (0.52%) Apache Pulsar
8 10 (0.44%) MS Exchange
9 9 (0.39%) Apache Spark
10 8 (0.35%) BizTalk Server
11 7 (0.31%) Drupal
12 6 (0.26%) IBM HTTP Server
13 5 (0.22%) IIS
13 5 (0.22%) Skype for Business
13 5 (0.22%) WebSphere
13 5 (0.22%) WebSphere Application Server
14 4 (0.17%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 4 (0.17%) OpenStack
Applications
1 81 (3.53%) Microsoft Office
2 68 (2.96%) Microsoft Excel
3 34 (1.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 31 (1.35%) Spreadsheet
5 18 (0.78%) Figma
5 18 (0.78%) Sketch
6 10 (0.44%) Microsoft Project
7 8 (0.35%) MS Visio
8 7 (0.31%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 6 (0.26%) Zeplin
10 4 (0.17%) Chatbot
10 4 (0.17%) MadCap Flare
10 4 (0.17%) SPSS
11 3 (0.13%) AutoCAD
11 3 (0.13%) Revit
12 1 (0.044%) InVision
12 1 (0.044%) Oracle Smart View
Business Applications
1 28 (1.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 25 (1.09%) Distributed Ledger
3 13 (0.57%) IBM Planning Analytics
3 13 (0.57%) NetSuite
4 9 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
4 9 (0.39%) Oracle ERP
4 9 (0.39%) R3 Corda
5 7 (0.31%) SAP S/4HANA
6 5 (0.22%) PeopleSoft HCM
7 4 (0.17%) Advent Moxy
7 4 (0.17%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
7 4 (0.17%) Shopify
8 3 (0.13%) SAP ERP
8 3 (0.13%) Sentinel
8 3 (0.13%) SessionCam
8 3 (0.13%) TrackWise
9 2 (0.087%) Dynamics AX
9 2 (0.087%) Primavera
9 2 (0.087%) SDL Web 8
9 2 (0.087%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 611 (26.63%) AWS
2 416 (18.13%) Azure
3 210 (9.15%) GCP
4 186 (8.11%) Serverless
5 132 (5.75%) SaaS
6 112 (4.88%) Microsoft 365
7 97 (4.23%) GitHub
8 87 (3.79%) Power Platform
9 70 (3.05%) AWS Lambda
10 52 (2.27%) Azure Active Directory
11 51 (2.22%) Amazon Kinesis
12 46 (2.01%) AWS CloudFormation
12 46 (2.01%) Azure Functions
12 46 (2.01%) Cloud Computing
13 38 (1.66%) AWS Step Functions
13 38 (1.66%) npm
14 34 (1.48%) PaaS
15 32 (1.39%) Amazon S3
16 30 (1.31%) Amazon ECS
17 26 (1.13%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 162 (7.06%) HTTP
2 86 (3.75%) Broadband
3 57 (2.48%) Firewall
4 48 (2.09%) Internet
5 37 (1.61%) DNS
6 33 (1.44%) TCP/IP
7 31 (1.35%) VPN
8 25 (1.09%) WAN
9 21 (0.92%) LAN
10 19 (0.83%) Wi-Fi
11 16 (0.70%) DHCP
12 13 (0.57%) Network Security
13 12 (0.52%) SAN
14 9 (0.39%) BGP
14 9 (0.39%) OSPF
14 9 (0.39%) WebEx
15 8 (0.35%) SSL
16 7 (0.31%) IPsec
16 7 (0.31%) Software-Defined Networking
16 7 (0.31%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 207 (9.02%) NoSQL
2 159 (6.93%) PostgreSQL
3 152 (6.63%) Relational Database
4 144 (6.28%) SQL Server
5 140 (6.10%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 126 (5.49%) MySQL
7 123 (5.36%) MongoDB
8 97 (4.23%) Big Data
9 78 (3.40%) Tableau
10 69 (3.01%) Power BI
11 57 (2.48%) Data Warehouse
12 41 (1.79%) Redis
13 39 (1.70%) RDBMS
14 37 (1.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 35 (1.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 34 (1.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 33 (1.44%) Data Lake
18 31 (1.35%) Apache Cassandra
18 31 (1.35%) Hadoop
19 25 (1.09%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 222 (9.68%) Git (software)
2 189 (8.24%) Jenkins
3 138 (6.02%) TeamCity
4 123 (5.36%) JIRA
5 92 (4.01%) Selenium
6 91 (3.97%) Octopus Deploy
7 78 (3.40%) GitLab
8 64 (2.79%) WebDriver
9 63 (2.75%) webpack
10 62 (2.70%) Maven
11 61 (2.66%) Jasmine
12 52 (2.27%) JUnit
13 51 (2.22%) gulp
14 49 (2.14%) Mocha
15 44 (1.92%) Travis CI
16 43 (1.87%) Grunt
17 41 (1.79%) Bitbucket
17 41 (1.79%) Cypress.io
18 40 (1.74%) Team Foundation Server
19 39 (1.70%) Gradle
General
1 691 (30.12%) Finance
2 673 (29.34%) Social Skills
3 212 (9.24%) Analytical Skills
4 209 (9.11%) Marketing
5 129 (5.62%) Banking
6 118 (5.14%) Inclusion and Diversity
7 113 (4.93%) Games
8 112 (4.88%) Retail
9 73 (3.18%) Legal
10 68 (2.96%) Presentation Skills
11 63 (2.75%) Influencing Skills
12 50 (2.18%) Law
13 48 (2.09%) Manufacturing
14 45 (1.96%) Organisational Skills
14 45 (1.96%) Public Sector
15 38 (1.66%) Publishing
16 28 (1.22%) Advertising
17 22 (0.96%) Pharmaceutical
18 19 (0.83%) Front Office
18 19 (0.83%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 443 (19.31%) Developer
2 339 (14.78%) Software Engineer
3 173 (7.54%) Analyst
4 165 (7.19%) Senior Developer
5 157 (6.84%) Senior Software Engineer
6 70 (3.05%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 56 (2.44%) React Developer
8 53 (2.31%) DevOps Engineer
9 52 (2.27%) Delivery Manager
9 52 (2.27%) Product Manager
10 49 (2.14%) Consultant
10 49 (2.14%) Java Developer
11 48 (2.09%) Software Developer
12 47 (2.05%) Lead Developer
13 46 (2.01%) Architect
13 46 (2.01%) C# Developer
14 44 (1.92%) Service Manager
15 43 (1.87%) Cloud Engineer
15 43 (1.87%) Technical Leader
16 42 (1.83%) Lead Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 399 (17.39%) React
2 337 (14.69%) .NET
3 288 (12.55%) REST
4 284 (12.38%) Node.js
5 273 (11.90%) RESTful
6 189 (8.24%) Kafka
7 180 (7.85%) HTML
8 175 (7.63%) CSS
8 175 (7.63%) Web Services
9 165 (7.19%) .NET Core
10 143 (6.23%) AngularJS
11 115 (5.01%) Redux
12 108 (4.71%) .NET Framework
13 104 (4.53%) Spring
14 99 (4.32%) JSON
15 90 (3.92%) GraphQL
16 85 (3.71%) COM
17 78 (3.40%) ASP.NET
18 65 (2.83%) Spring Boot
19 64 (2.79%) React Native
Miscellaneous
1 324 (14.12%) User Experience
2 103 (4.49%) Cloud Native
3 97 (4.23%) Social Media
4 74 (3.23%) Blog
4 74 (3.23%) Management Information System
5 65 (2.83%) Algorithms
6 55 (2.40%) Mobile App
7 53 (2.31%) Reinsurance
8 44 (1.92%) Self-Motivation
9 43 (1.87%) Public Cloud
10 38 (1.66%) Enterprise Software
11 33 (1.44%) Greenfield Project
12 29 (1.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 29 (1.26%) Video\Live Streaming
13 28 (1.22%) Social Network
14 27 (1.18%) Data Centre
14 27 (1.18%) NHS
15 24 (1.05%) Virtual Team
16 23 (1.00%) Digital Media
17 22 (0.96%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 189 (8.24%) Linux
2 184 (8.02%) Windows
3 76 (3.31%) Android
4 73 (3.18%) Apple iOS
5 56 (2.44%) Windows 10
6 39 (1.70%) Windows Server
7 26 (1.13%) Unix
8 25 (1.09%) Mesosphere
9 18 (0.78%) Mac OS
10 14 (0.61%) Embedded Linux
11 11 (0.48%) Windows Server 2019
12 10 (0.44%) Windows Server 2016
13 9 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
14 7 (0.31%) Mac OS X
15 4 (0.17%) CentOS
15 4 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 4 (0.17%) Ubuntu
16 2 (0.087%) Windows 7
16 2 (0.087%) Windows Server 2003
17 1 (0.044%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,247 (54.36%) Agile Software Development
2 541 (23.58%) Software Engineering
3 432 (18.83%) Mentoring
4 389 (16.96%) DevOps
5 386 (16.83%) TDD
6 373 (16.26%) Continuous Integration
7 371 (16.17%) Problem-Solving
8 352 (15.34%) Microservices
9 347 (15.13%) Test Automation
10 316 (13.78%) Scrum
11 283 (12.34%) SDLC
12 281 (12.25%) Coaching
13 280 (12.21%) Analytics
14 226 (9.85%) Fintech
15 208 (9.07%) Event-Driven
16 199 (8.67%) Stakeholder Management
17 197 (8.59%) OOP
18 195 (8.50%) BDD
19 191 (8.33%) Event-Driven Architecture
20 190 (8.28%) Full Stack Development
Programming Languages
1 486 (21.19%) JavaScript
2 397 (17.31%) SQL
3 356 (15.52%) C#
4 348 (15.17%) Java
5 299 (13.03%) Python
6 233 (10.16%) TypeScript
7 112 (4.88%) Go
8 99 (4.32%) PowerShell
9 80 (3.49%) Scala
10 68 (2.96%) PHP
11 64 (2.79%) C
12 45 (1.96%) C++
13 42 (1.83%) Bash Shell
14 41 (1.79%) Kotlin
15 34 (1.48%) Rust
16 30 (1.31%) R
16 30 (1.31%) Ruby
17 29 (1.26%) Apple Swift
18 28 (1.22%) ES6
19 26 (1.13%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 275 (11.99%) Degree
2 87 (3.79%) Computer Science Degree
3 55 (2.40%) Security Cleared
4 37 (1.61%) Master's Degree
5 36 (1.57%) CISSP
6 27 (1.18%) SC Cleared
7 25 (1.09%) ISTQB
8 24 (1.05%) CISM
9 19 (0.83%) Numerate Degree
10 18 (0.78%) ITIL Certification
11 17 (0.74%) ISEB
12 16 (0.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 13 (0.57%) CISA
14 12 (0.52%) AWS Certification
15 10 (0.44%) ACCA
15 10 (0.44%) CIMA
15 10 (0.44%) Microsoft Certification
16 9 (0.39%) DV Cleared
16 9 (0.39%) PMI Certification
17 6 (0.26%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 307 (13.38%) QA
2 67 (2.92%) Data Quality
3 59 (2.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 56 (2.44%) GDPR
5 45 (1.96%) Accessibility
6 42 (1.83%) PMO
7 38 (1.66%) Cyber Essentials
8 34 (1.48%) SLA
9 33 (1.44%) NIST
10 29 (1.26%) PCI DSS
11 23 (1.00%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 11 (0.48%) WAI
13 10 (0.44%) Actionable Recommendations
14 9 (0.39%) GRC
15 8 (0.35%) ISO 13485
16 7 (0.31%) IEC 62304
17 6 (0.26%) ITGC
18 5 (0.22%) NEBOSH
18 5 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
19 4 (0.17%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 409 (17.83%) Docker
2 92 (4.01%) Active Directory
3 27 (1.18%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (0.52%) Firmware
5 8 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
5 8 (0.35%) Virtual Servers
6 7 (0.31%) vSphere
7 6 (0.26%) Hyper-V
8 5 (0.22%) BitLocker
9 4 (0.17%) Forefront TMG
9 4 (0.17%) Snort
9 4 (0.17%) Virtual Desktop
10 3 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (0.087%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 2 (0.087%) MetaFrame
11 2 (0.087%) Terminal Services
11 2 (0.087%) XenApp
11 2 (0.087%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 346 (15.08%) Kubernetes
2 259 (11.29%) Terraform
3 80 (3.49%) Ansible
4 75 (3.27%) Puppet
5 52 (2.27%) Opscode Chef
6 38 (1.66%) Prometheus
7 35 (1.53%) Microsoft Intune
8 29 (1.26%) Grafana
9 25 (1.09%) Automic
10 23 (1.00%) SCCM
11 21 (0.92%) Kibana
12 20 (0.87%) Consul
13 11 (0.48%) logstash
13 11 (0.48%) SCOM
13 11 (0.48%) Single Sign-On
14 7 (0.31%) Jamf Pro
15 6 (0.26%) Nagios
16 5 (0.22%) Galera Cluster
17 4 (0.17%) Forefront Identity Manager
17 4 (0.17%) Packer
Vendors
1 327 (14.25%) Microsoft
2 173 (7.54%) Google
3 113 (4.93%) Samsung
4 53 (2.31%) Salesforce.com
5 52 (2.27%) VMware
6 46 (2.01%) LexisNexis
7 38 (1.66%) Oracle
8 30 (1.31%) Spotify
9 27 (1.18%) Citrix
10 26 (1.13%) Splunk
11 24 (1.05%) Apple
11 24 (1.05%) Cisco
11 24 (1.05%) IBM
12 23 (1.00%) Cadence
12 23 (1.00%) Instagram
13 21 (0.92%) SAP
13 21 (0.92%) ServiceNow
14 18 (0.78%) SolarWinds
15 16 (0.70%) PagerDuty
16 15 (0.65%) Alteryx