Period
to 28 January 2022

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 28 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Continual Improvement
England > London
6 months to
28 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 69 109 98
Rank change year-on-year +40 -11 -11
Permanent jobs citing Continuous Improvement 2,278 756 1,713
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 4.43% 3.09% 3.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.63% 3.28% 3.56%
Number of salaries quoted 1,288 593 1,164
10th Percentile £43,750 £41,500 £38,500
25th Percentile £53,644 £55,000 £47,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £72,500 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year -3.45% +16.00% -1.84%
75th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £80,000
90th Percentile £104,125 £105,000 £92,500
England median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -

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 49,218 23,064 48,181
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 95.68% 94.21% 93.95%
Number of salaries quoted 32,675 19,499 39,084
10th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £36,500
25th Percentile £53,750 £52,500 £48,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year - +7.69% +4.00%
75th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £83,750
90th Percentile £110,000 £105,000 £100,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%

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 28 January 2022.

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 28 January 2022. 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
Jobs
Central London +27 275 £72,500 -3.33% 92
West London +14 177 £67,500 +3.85% 46
South London +35 69 £67,500 +13.20% 6
East London -34 13 £47,000 -35.17% 16
North London -20 2 - - 3
Continuous Improvement
England

For the 6 months to 28 January 2022, 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 1,277 (56.06%) Agile Software Development
2 695 (30.51%) Social Skills
3 694 (30.47%) Finance
4 495 (21.73%) Software Engineering
5 481 (21.12%) AWS
6 480 (21.07%) DevOps
7 448 (19.67%) Azure
8 404 (17.73%) Java
9 385 (16.90%) Scrum
9 385 (16.90%) Degree
10 384 (16.86%) JavaScript
11 357 (15.67%) Coaching
12 353 (15.50%) Python
13 351 (15.41%) Kubernetes
14 349 (15.32%) Problem-Solving
15 348 (15.28%) Docker
16 344 (15.10%) SQL
17 343 (15.06%) TDD
18 321 (14.09%) Microsoft
18 321 (14.09%) Mentoring
19 316 (13.87%) Analytics
20 300 (13.17%) CI/CD
21 298 (13.08%) Git (software)
22 279 (12.25%) Microservices
23 277 (12.16%) React
23 277 (12.16%) SDLC
24 273 (11.98%) Test Automation
25 265 (11.63%) RESTful
26 263 (11.55%) User Experience
27 255 (11.19%) Project Management

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 66 (2.90%) CMS
2 60 (2.63%) Confluence
3 53 (2.33%) Elasticsearch
4 26 (1.14%) SharePoint
5 20 (0.88%) Apache Airflow
6 19 (0.83%) Apache Spark
7 17 (0.75%) Apache
7 17 (0.75%) MS Exchange
8 15 (0.66%) Appian
9 13 (0.57%) IIS
10 12 (0.53%) SAS
11 11 (0.48%) WordPress
12 10 (0.44%) Tomcat
13 6 (0.26%) Apache Solr
13 6 (0.26%) Headless CMS
14 5 (0.22%) Cloud Foundry
14 5 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2010
15 4 (0.18%) Documentum
15 4 (0.18%) nginx
16 3 (0.13%) JBoss
Applications
1 69 (3.03%) Microsoft Office
2 64 (2.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 63 (2.77%) Microsoft Excel
4 26 (1.14%) Sketch
5 24 (1.05%) Microsoft Project
6 17 (0.75%) Chatbot
6 17 (0.75%) MS Visio
6 17 (0.75%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 5 (0.22%) Zeplin
8 1 (0.044%) Revit
Business Applications
1 15 (0.66%) SAP S/4HANA
2 13 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
3 11 (0.48%) Sentinel
4 8 (0.35%) SAP CRM
5 7 (0.31%) SAP BPC
5 7 (0.31%) SAP ERP
6 5 (0.22%) NetSuite
6 5 (0.22%) Primavera
7 4 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
7 4 (0.18%) Oracle ERP
7 4 (0.18%) TrackWise
8 3 (0.13%) Eikon
8 3 (0.13%) HiPortfolio
8 3 (0.13%) MultiFonds
8 3 (0.13%) SAP APO
8 3 (0.13%) SAP CO
8 3 (0.13%) SAP FI
8 3 (0.13%) SAP FI/CO
8 3 (0.13%) SimCorp Dimension
9 2 (0.088%) Distributed Ledger
Cloud Services
1 481 (21.12%) AWS
2 448 (19.67%) Azure
3 216 (9.48%) GCP
4 193 (8.47%) Serverless
5 125 (5.49%) Microsoft 365
6 123 (5.40%) GitHub
7 105 (4.61%) SaaS
8 84 (3.69%) AWS Lambda
9 73 (3.20%) Power Platform
10 58 (2.55%) Azure Functions
11 55 (2.41%) AWS CloudFormation
12 54 (2.37%) OpenShift
13 40 (1.76%) Cloud Computing
14 36 (1.58%) Amazon S3
14 36 (1.58%) Azure Monitor
15 35 (1.54%) GitHub Actions
16 30 (1.32%) Amazon EC2
17 28 (1.23%) Azure Data Factory
18 27 (1.19%) Amazon CloudWatch
19 26 (1.14%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 80 (3.51%) Broadband
2 78 (3.42%) Firewall
3 61 (2.68%) HTTP
4 47 (2.06%) Kerberos
5 40 (1.76%) DNS
6 38 (1.67%) Internet
7 35 (1.54%) TCP/IP
7 35 (1.54%) WAN
8 29 (1.27%) LAN
9 26 (1.14%) VPN
10 24 (1.05%) Cisco IPT
11 23 (1.01%) Network Security
11 23 (1.01%) Wi-Fi
12 22 (0.97%) DHCP
13 19 (0.83%) BGP
13 19 (0.83%) OSPF
14 18 (0.79%) Wireless
15 13 (0.57%) SAN
16 12 (0.53%) Software-Defined Networking
17 11 (0.48%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 133 (5.84%) NoSQL
2 109 (4.78%) Big Data
3 96 (4.21%) SQL Server
4 95 (4.17%) Relational Database
5 76 (3.34%) MySQL
6 70 (3.07%) PostgreSQL
7 55 (2.41%) MongoDB
8 44 (1.93%) Data Lake
9 42 (1.84%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 42 (1.84%) Power BI
10 38 (1.67%) Tableau
11 37 (1.62%) RDBMS
12 35 (1.54%) Data Warehouse
13 32 (1.40%) Amazon RDS
13 32 (1.40%) Redis
14 29 (1.27%) Blockchain
15 19 (0.83%) Amazon Aurora
15 19 (0.83%) Hadoop
16 13 (0.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 11 (0.48%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 298 (13.08%) Git (software)
2 236 (10.36%) Jenkins
3 131 (5.75%) JIRA
4 85 (3.73%) Maven
4 85 (3.73%) Selenium
5 80 (3.51%) GitLab
6 63 (2.77%) TeamCity
7 48 (2.11%) Mocha
8 47 (2.06%) Gradle
9 44 (1.93%) Mockito
10 43 (1.89%) Cypress.io
11 41 (1.80%) JUnit
12 40 (1.76%) WebDriver
13 39 (1.71%) Cucumber
14 38 (1.67%) webpack
15 35 (1.54%) Jasmine
16 33 (1.45%) Octopus Deploy
17 29 (1.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 29 (1.27%) Bitbucket
18 28 (1.23%) SpecFlow
General
1 695 (30.51%) Social Skills
2 694 (30.47%) Finance
3 247 (10.84%) Analytical Skills
4 183 (8.03%) Marketing
5 174 (7.64%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 155 (6.80%) Banking
7 123 (5.40%) Retail
8 102 (4.48%) Law
9 90 (3.95%) Advertising
10 88 (3.86%) Legal
11 81 (3.56%) Influencing Skills
12 75 (3.29%) Presentation Skills
13 61 (2.68%) Manufacturing
14 56 (2.46%) Organisational Skills
15 50 (2.19%) Games
16 45 (1.98%) Public Sector
17 34 (1.49%) Publishing
18 32 (1.40%) Telecoms
19 29 (1.27%) Pharmaceutical
20 22 (0.97%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 459 (20.15%) Developer
2 249 (10.93%) Software Engineer
3 197 (8.65%) Analyst
4 167 (7.33%) Senior Developer
5 87 (3.82%) Architect
6 77 (3.38%) Lead Developer
6 77 (3.38%) Project Manager
7 76 (3.34%) Cloud Engineer
8 74 (3.25%) Senior Software Engineer
9 73 (3.20%) Java Developer
10 67 (2.94%) Delivery Manager
10 67 (2.94%) DevOps Engineer
11 61 (2.68%) Security Engineer
12 54 (2.37%) Software Developer
13 53 (2.33%) Product Manager
14 50 (2.19%) Senior Manager
15 49 (2.15%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 49 (2.15%) Scrum Master
16 47 (2.06%) Lead Software Engineer
17 45 (1.98%) Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 277 (12.16%) React
2 265 (11.63%) RESTful
3 226 (9.92%) .NET
4 173 (7.59%) Node.js
5 172 (7.55%) HTML
6 170 (7.46%) REST
7 165 (7.24%) Spring Boot
8 151 (6.63%) AngularJS
9 143 (6.28%) Spring
10 141 (6.19%) CSS
11 135 (5.93%) Kafka
12 125 (5.49%) Web Services
13 90 (3.95%) JSON
14 76 (3.34%) .NET Core
15 70 (3.07%) Redux
16 69 (3.03%) Vue.js
17 62 (2.72%) .NET Framework
18 60 (2.63%) Velocity
18 60 (2.63%) XML
19 55 (2.41%) GraphQL
Miscellaneous
1 263 (11.55%) User Experience
2 108 (4.74%) Management Information System
3 95 (4.17%) Self-Motivation
4 80 (3.51%) Social Media
5 67 (2.94%) Cloud Native
6 61 (2.68%) Algorithms
7 59 (2.59%) Mobile App
8 58 (2.55%) Enterprise Software
9 49 (2.15%) Public Cloud
9 49 (2.15%) Social Network
10 39 (1.71%) NHS
11 36 (1.58%) Virtual Team
12 32 (1.40%) Data Centre
13 26 (1.14%) iPad
14 25 (1.10%) Reinsurance
15 24 (1.05%) iPhone
16 23 (1.01%) Greenfield Project
16 23 (1.01%) PMI
17 21 (0.92%) Private Cloud
17 21 (0.92%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 171 (7.51%) Windows
2 164 (7.20%) Linux
3 76 (3.34%) Apple iOS
4 66 (2.90%) Android
5 55 (2.41%) Unix
6 48 (2.11%) Windows 10
7 37 (1.62%) Windows Server
8 29 (1.27%) Mac OS
9 8 (0.35%) Mesosphere
9 8 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 8 (0.35%) Windows Server 2019
10 6 (0.26%) CentOS
10 6 (0.26%) Ubuntu
10 6 (0.26%) Windows Server 2008
11 5 (0.22%) Windows Server 2016
12 4 (0.18%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (0.18%) Windows Server 2012
13 2 (0.088%) Embedded Linux
13 2 (0.088%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.044%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,277 (56.06%) Agile Software Development
2 495 (21.73%) Software Engineering
3 480 (21.07%) DevOps
4 385 (16.90%) Scrum
5 357 (15.67%) Coaching
6 349 (15.32%) Problem-Solving
7 343 (15.06%) TDD
8 321 (14.09%) Mentoring
9 316 (13.87%) Analytics
10 300 (13.17%) CI/CD
11 279 (12.25%) Microservices
12 277 (12.16%) SDLC
13 273 (11.98%) Test Automation
14 255 (11.19%) Project Management
15 226 (9.92%) Stakeholder Management
16 225 (9.88%) Continuous Integration
17 195 (8.56%) Risk Management
18 186 (8.17%) Kanban
19 173 (7.59%) OO
20 169 (7.42%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 404 (17.73%) Java
2 384 (16.86%) JavaScript
3 353 (15.50%) Python
4 344 (15.10%) SQL
5 240 (10.54%) C#
6 154 (6.76%) PowerShell
7 149 (6.54%) TypeScript
8 125 (5.49%) Go
9 82 (3.60%) Scala
10 73 (3.20%) Java 8
11 65 (2.85%) PHP
12 54 (2.37%) Bash
12 54 (2.37%) Ruby
13 53 (2.33%) Kotlin
14 42 (1.84%) C++
14 42 (1.84%) R
15 34 (1.49%) ES6
16 33 (1.45%) Apex Code
16 33 (1.45%) Apple Swift
16 33 (1.45%) C
Qualifications
1 385 (16.90%) Degree
2 104 (4.57%) Computer Science Degree
3 51 (2.24%) CISSP
4 46 (2.02%) Master's Degree
5 43 (1.89%) PMI Certification
6 42 (1.84%) Cisco Certification
7 31 (1.36%) Security Cleared
8 29 (1.27%) ITIL Certification
9 26 (1.14%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 23 (1.01%) CISM
11 22 (0.97%) SC Cleared
12 20 (0.88%) ISTQB
12 20 (0.88%) PMP
13 19 (0.83%) ISEB
14 18 (0.79%) AWS Certification
14 18 (0.79%) CISA
15 17 (0.75%) Six Sigma Green Belt
16 14 (0.61%) Microsoft Certification
17 11 (0.48%) GCFA
17 11 (0.48%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 247 (10.84%) QA
2 65 (2.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 56 (2.46%) GDPR
4 48 (2.11%) Accessibility
5 46 (2.02%) Data Quality
6 42 (1.84%) SLA
7 29 (1.27%) Cyber Essentials
8 25 (1.10%) NIST
9 24 (1.05%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 24 (1.05%) PMO
10 12 (0.53%) PCI DSS
11 10 (0.44%) ISO 13485
12 9 (0.40%) ITGC
13 8 (0.35%) ISO 9001
13 8 (0.35%) WCAG
14 7 (0.31%) WAI
15 6 (0.26%) HIPAA
16 5 (0.22%) GRC
16 5 (0.22%) IEC 62304
16 5 (0.22%) NEBOSH
System Software
1 348 (15.28%) Docker
2 68 (2.99%) Active Directory
3 34 (1.49%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (0.40%) Terminal Services
5 7 (0.31%) Hyper-V
6 6 (0.26%) Virtual Servers
7 5 (0.22%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 5 (0.22%) NDS
7 5 (0.22%) Virtual Desktop
8 4 (0.18%) Firmware
8 4 (0.18%) KVM
9 3 (0.13%) BitLocker
9 3 (0.13%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (0.13%) VMware NSX
9 3 (0.13%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.088%) HDFS
10 2 (0.088%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.088%) Samba
10 2 (0.088%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 351 (15.41%) Kubernetes
2 207 (9.09%) Terraform
3 130 (5.71%) Ansible
4 56 (2.46%) Puppet
5 36 (1.58%) Opscode Chef
6 28 (1.23%) SCCM
7 25 (1.10%) Microsoft Intune
8 22 (0.97%) Prometheus
9 17 (0.75%) Single Sign-On
10 16 (0.70%) Grafana
11 14 (0.61%) Kibana
12 9 (0.40%) Consul
12 9 (0.40%) Istio
12 9 (0.40%) MIIS
13 8 (0.35%) Automic
14 7 (0.31%) Fortio
14 7 (0.31%) Kiali
15 6 (0.26%) BMC PATROL
15 6 (0.26%) Salt
16 5 (0.22%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 321 (14.09%) Microsoft
2 117 (5.14%) Google
3 88 (3.86%) Salesforce.com
4 57 (2.50%) SAP
5 52 (2.28%) VMware
6 45 (1.98%) Apple
7 41 (1.80%) Cisco
8 37 (1.62%) Spotify
9 36 (1.58%) Databricks
9 36 (1.58%) Oracle
10 31 (1.36%) LexisNexis
11 30 (1.32%) ServiceNow
12 29 (1.27%) Samsung
12 29 (1.27%) Splunk
13 21 (0.92%) Palo Alto
14 18 (0.79%) Citrix
14 18 (0.79%) Workday
15 17 (0.75%) accuRx
16 16 (0.70%) Atlassian
16 16 (0.70%) MuleSoft