Period
to 23 July 2021

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

Continual Improvement
England > South East
6 months to
23 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 78 76 87
Rank change year-on-year -2 +11 +13
Permanent jobs citing Continuous Improvement 658 464 980
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 4.02% 3.74% 3.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.32% 4.09% 4.04%
Number of salaries quoted 378 374 682
10th Percentile £32,500 £35,000 £34,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year -4.35% +4.55% +4.76%
75th Percentile £70,000 £68,700 £65,000
90th Percentile £81,250 £79,000 £77,500
England median annual salary £56,757 £55,000 £54,860
% change year-on-year +3.19% +0.26% +2.10%

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 the South East with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South East
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 15,239 11,350 24,253
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 93.01% 91.41% 91.58%
Number of salaries quoted 10,837 9,308 19,792
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £28,250
25th Percentile £40,500 £38,750 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.00% - +5.26%
75th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £62,500
90th Percentile £78,750 £76,250 £75,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%

Continuous Improvement
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Continuous Improvement as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Continuous Improvement in the South East

Continuous Improvement
Salary Trend in the South East

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Continuous Improvement in the South East.

Salary trend for Continuous Improvement in the South East

Continuous Improvement
Salary Histogram in the South East

Salary distribution for jobs citing Continuous Improvement in the South East over the 6 months to 23 July 2021.

Salary histogram for Continuous Improvement in the South East

Continuous Improvement
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement within the South East region over the 6 months to 23 July 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
Thames Valley -11 198 £55,000 -8.33% 49
Hampshire 0 188 £50,000 -9.09% 39
Surrey +3 112 £60,000 -7.69% 26
Berkshire -38 92 £55,000 -15.38% 23
East Sussex -17 61 £47,540 +18.85% 10
Buckinghamshire +2 58 £55,000 -8.33% 18
West Sussex -8 56 £62,500 +8.70% 6
Oxfordshire +2 48 £48,750 -15.22% 8
Kent -12 25 £30,500 -31.46% 15
Sussex - 3 £45,000 - 1
Continuous Improvement
England

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 South East region with a requirement for Continuous Improvement.

1 292 (44.38%) Agile Software Development
2 254 (38.60%) Social Skills
3 176 (26.75%) Azure
4 144 (21.88%) AWS
5 132 (20.06%) Microsoft
6 130 (19.76%) Finance
7 128 (19.45%) Scrum
8 127 (19.30%) DevOps
9 120 (18.24%) Problem-Solving
10 103 (15.65%) Degree
11 97 (14.74%) TDD
12 92 (13.98%) C#
13 90 (13.68%) Analytical Skills
14 89 (13.53%) .NET
15 84 (12.77%) Windows
16 82 (12.46%) Microsoft 365
17 78 (11.85%) Test Automation
18 76 (11.55%) JavaScript
19 75 (11.40%) Project Management
20 74 (11.25%) Firewall
21 73 (11.09%) Git (software)
22 72 (10.94%) ITIL
23 69 (10.49%) QA
24 65 (9.88%) Linux
25 63 (9.57%) Service Management
26 62 (9.42%) E-Commerce
27 61 (9.27%) Continuous Integration
28 60 (9.12%) Software Engineering
28 60 (9.12%) Java
29 59 (8.97%) Active Directory

Continuous Improvement
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 22 (3.34%) Confluence
2 11 (1.67%) MS Exchange
2 11 (1.67%) WordPress
3 10 (1.52%) SharePoint
4 9 (1.37%) Apache
5 6 (0.91%) Oracle Coherence
6 4 (0.61%) Apache Spark
6 4 (0.61%) Cloud Foundry
6 4 (0.61%) GemFire
7 1 (0.15%) CMS
7 1 (0.15%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.15%) JBoss
7 1 (0.15%) SAS
7 1 (0.15%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.15%) Tomcat
Applications
1 29 (4.41%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (2.89%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (1.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.61%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (0.61%) Sketch
5 3 (0.46%) Figma
6 2 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.30%) Windchill
7 1 (0.15%) Adobe XD
7 1 (0.15%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.15%) InVision
Business Applications
1 6 (0.91%) Distributed Ledger
2 4 (0.61%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.46%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.46%) SAP S/4HANA
4 2 (0.30%) SAP CAR
4 2 (0.30%) SAP SD
4 2 (0.30%) Visualfiles
5 1 (0.15%) Cognos Controller
5 1 (0.15%) Cognos TM1
5 1 (0.15%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.15%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.15%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.15%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.15%) SAP PS
Cloud Services
1 176 (26.75%) Azure
2 144 (21.88%) AWS
3 82 (12.46%) Microsoft 365
4 31 (4.71%) SaaS
5 24 (3.65%) Power Platform
6 16 (2.43%) GitHub
7 15 (2.28%) Amazon S3
8 14 (2.13%) IaaS
9 11 (1.67%) GCP
9 11 (1.67%) PaaS
9 11 (1.67%) Serverless
10 9 (1.37%) Amazon SQS
10 9 (1.37%) AWS Lambda
10 9 (1.37%) Dynamics 365
10 9 (1.37%) npm
11 8 (1.22%) Amazon EC2
12 7 (1.06%) Amazon ECS
12 7 (1.06%) Azure Active Directory
12 7 (1.06%) Snowflake
13 6 (0.91%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 74 (11.25%) Firewall
2 42 (6.38%) DNS
3 22 (3.34%) DHCP
3 22 (3.34%) Wireless
4 16 (2.43%) VPN
5 15 (2.28%) Network Security
6 10 (1.52%) HTTP
7 8 (1.22%) LAN
7 8 (1.22%) VLAN
7 8 (1.22%) WAN
8 7 (1.06%) Internet
9 6 (0.91%) TCP/IP
9 6 (0.91%) Unified Communications
10 5 (0.76%) 5G
10 5 (0.76%) Ethernet
10 5 (0.76%) Radio Access Network
11 4 (0.61%) 4G
11 4 (0.61%) VoIP
11 4 (0.61%) Wi-Fi
12 3 (0.46%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (8.21%) SQL Server
2 47 (7.14%) Relational Database
3 21 (3.19%) Power BI
4 19 (2.89%) Big Data
5 14 (2.13%) Data Lake
6 12 (1.82%) Data Warehouse
7 10 (1.52%) Tableau
8 9 (1.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 9 (1.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 8 (1.22%) MySQL
10 7 (1.06%) NoSQL
10 7 (1.06%) OLAP
10 7 (1.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 6 (0.91%) Oracle Database
11 6 (0.91%) RDBMS
12 5 (0.76%) MongoDB
12 5 (0.76%) OLTP
13 4 (0.61%) Amazon RDS
13 4 (0.61%) Apache Hive
13 4 (0.61%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 73 (11.09%) Git (software)
2 55 (8.36%) JIRA
3 41 (6.23%) Jenkins
4 24 (3.65%) Appium
4 24 (3.65%) Cypress.io
5 21 (3.19%) Visual Studio Team System
6 13 (1.98%) JUnit
7 12 (1.82%) IntelliJ
8 10 (1.52%) Bitbucket
8 10 (1.52%) Sonatype Nexus
8 10 (1.52%) TeamCity
9 9 (1.37%) Selenium
10 8 (1.22%) Cucumber
10 8 (1.22%) Maven
11 7 (1.06%) NUnit
11 7 (1.06%) WebDriver
12 5 (0.76%) Gradle
12 5 (0.76%) Grunt
12 5 (0.76%) Oracle Forms
12 5 (0.76%) SonarQube
General
1 254 (38.60%) Social Skills
2 130 (19.76%) Finance
3 90 (13.68%) Analytical Skills
4 50 (7.60%) Retail
5 37 (5.62%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 34 (5.17%) Law
7 29 (4.41%) Aerospace
7 29 (4.41%) Telecoms
8 26 (3.95%) Manufacturing
9 25 (3.80%) Banking
9 25 (3.80%) Organisational Skills
10 14 (2.13%) Legal
11 13 (1.98%) Automotive
11 13 (1.98%) Marketing
12 10 (1.52%) Digital Economy
12 10 (1.52%) Presentation Skills
13 9 (1.37%) Influencing Skills
14 8 (1.22%) Pharmaceutical
14 8 (1.22%) Public Sector
15 7 (1.06%) Billing
Job Titles
1 116 (17.63%) Developer
2 71 (10.79%) Analyst
3 47 (7.14%) Scrum Master
4 39 (5.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 28 (4.26%) C# Developer
6 27 (4.10%) Junior
7 24 (3.65%) Software Engineer
7 24 (3.65%) Test Engineer
8 22 (3.34%) IT Analyst
8 22 (3.34%) Senior Developer
8 22 (3.34%) Senior Test Engineer
9 21 (3.19%) Project Manager
9 21 (3.19%) Test Automation Engineer
10 20 (3.04%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
11 19 (2.89%) Security Analyst
11 19 (2.89%) Senior Scrum Master
12 18 (2.74%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 18 (2.74%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
12 18 (2.74%) Software Developer
13 17 (2.58%) Product Owner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (13.53%) .NET
2 50 (7.60%) HTML
3 40 (6.08%) CSS
4 34 (5.17%) .NET Framework
5 28 (4.26%) .NET Core
6 24 (3.65%) RESTful
7 23 (3.50%) HTML5
7 23 (3.50%) React
7 23 (3.50%) REST
8 20 (3.04%) AngularJS
8 20 (3.04%) ASP.NET
8 20 (3.04%) Spring
9 17 (2.58%) Entity Framework
9 17 (2.58%) LAMP
10 16 (2.43%) Kafka
11 15 (2.28%) Spring Boot
11 15 (2.28%) Web Services
12 13 (1.98%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 12 (1.82%) jQuery
14 11 (1.67%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 58 (8.81%) Management Information System
2 55 (8.36%) User Experience
3 34 (5.17%) Self-Motivation
4 28 (4.26%) Algorithms
5 20 (3.04%) Public Cloud
6 19 (2.89%) Cloud Native
7 18 (2.74%) Legacy Systems
8 16 (2.43%) iPad
9 14 (2.13%) Life Science
10 13 (1.98%) Clustering
10 13 (1.98%) Data Structures
11 12 (1.82%) LIMS
12 10 (1.52%) Hybrid Cloud
12 10 (1.52%) Replication
13 9 (1.37%) Renewable Energy
13 9 (1.37%) Virtual Team
14 7 (1.06%) Greenfield Project
14 7 (1.06%) Private Cloud
15 6 (0.91%) Data Centre
15 6 (0.91%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 84 (12.77%) Windows
2 65 (9.88%) Linux
3 30 (4.56%) Windows Server
4 23 (3.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (1.37%) Windows 10
6 5 (0.76%) Unix
6 5 (0.76%) Windows Server 2019
7 4 (0.61%) Mac OS
7 4 (0.61%) Windows Server 2016
8 3 (0.46%) Apple iOS
8 3 (0.46%) Check Point GAiA
9 2 (0.30%) Amazon Linux
9 2 (0.30%) Android
9 2 (0.30%) CentOS
10 1 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.15%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 292 (44.38%) Agile Software Development
2 128 (19.45%) Scrum
3 127 (19.30%) DevOps
4 120 (18.24%) Problem-Solving
5 97 (14.74%) TDD
6 78 (11.85%) Test Automation
7 75 (11.40%) Project Management
8 72 (10.94%) ITIL
9 63 (9.57%) Service Management
10 62 (9.42%) E-Commerce
11 61 (9.27%) Continuous Integration
12 60 (9.12%) Software Engineering
13 54 (8.21%) Coaching
13 54 (8.21%) Continuous Delivery
13 54 (8.21%) Microservices
14 52 (7.90%) BDD
14 52 (7.90%) Information Security
15 51 (7.75%) Service Delivery
16 50 (7.60%) Change Management
16 50 (7.60%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 92 (13.98%) C#
2 76 (11.55%) JavaScript
3 60 (9.12%) Java
4 45 (6.84%) SQL
5 34 (5.17%) Python
6 32 (4.86%) PHP
7 19 (2.89%) PowerShell
8 17 (2.58%) C++
9 16 (2.43%) C
10 13 (1.98%) Java 8
11 12 (1.82%) Bash Shell
11 12 (1.82%) T-SQL
11 12 (1.82%) VB
12 10 (1.52%) Shell Script
13 8 (1.22%) TypeScript
14 6 (0.91%) ES6
14 6 (0.91%) Perl
15 5 (0.76%) Dart
16 4 (0.61%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 4 (0.61%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 103 (15.65%) Degree
2 25 (3.80%) CISM
3 20 (3.04%) CISSP
4 19 (2.89%) AWS Certification
5 18 (2.74%) Security Cleared
6 13 (1.98%) CISA
6 13 (1.98%) HND
6 13 (1.98%) ISEB
7 11 (1.67%) CRISC
8 10 (1.52%) CCNA
8 10 (1.52%) Cisco Certification
9 9 (1.37%) APMP
9 9 (1.37%) Microsoft Certification
10 8 (1.22%) CEH
10 8 (1.22%) DV Cleared
10 8 (1.22%) HNC
10 8 (1.22%) SC Cleared
11 7 (1.06%) MCSE
11 7 (1.06%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 5 (0.76%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (10.49%) QA
2 26 (3.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 23 (3.50%) SLA
4 21 (3.19%) GDPR
5 19 (2.89%) NEBOSH
6 12 (1.82%) ISO 9001
6 12 (1.82%) PMO
7 6 (0.91%) GMP
8 5 (0.76%) Data Quality
8 5 (0.76%) GRC
9 4 (0.61%) Accessibility
9 4 (0.61%) GxP
9 4 (0.61%) PCI DSS
10 3 (0.46%) Cyber Essentials
10 3 (0.46%) Def Stans
11 2 (0.30%) ISO 14001
11 2 (0.30%) NIST
12 1 (0.15%) Government Security Classifications
12 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 59 (8.97%) Active Directory
2 38 (5.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (5.02%) Hyper-V
4 22 (3.34%) Docker
5 18 (2.74%) RHEV
6 10 (1.52%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (0.76%) Virtual Desktop
7 5 (0.76%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (0.76%) vSphere
8 4 (0.61%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 4 (0.61%) Firmware
8 4 (0.61%) HDFS
9 3 (0.46%) VMware NSX
10 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.15%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 27 (4.10%) Kubernetes
2 19 (2.89%) BMC PATROL
2 19 (2.89%) Terraform
3 18 (2.74%) Ansible
3 18 (2.74%) SCCM
4 15 (2.28%) Microsoft Intune
5 9 (1.37%) Single Sign-On
6 8 (1.22%) Grafana
7 7 (1.06%) FortiGate
8 6 (0.91%) Puppet
9 4 (0.61%) Jamf Pro
9 4 (0.61%) vRealize
10 2 (0.30%) EMC NetWorker
10 2 (0.30%) Kibana
10 2 (0.30%) Opscode Chef
10 2 (0.30%) Prometheus
11 1 (0.15%) Graylog
11 1 (0.15%) logstash
11 1 (0.15%) Nagios
11 1 (0.15%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 132 (20.06%) Microsoft
2 56 (8.51%) VMware
3 34 (5.17%) Meraki
4 26 (3.95%) Oracle
5 19 (2.89%) Cisco
5 19 (2.89%) SAP
6 15 (2.28%) Google
7 13 (1.98%) Xceptor
8 10 (1.52%) ServiceNow
9 7 (1.06%) Splunk
10 6 (0.91%) CheckPoint
10 6 (0.91%) Remedy
10 6 (0.91%) Sage
10 6 (0.91%) Salesforce.com
10 6 (0.91%) Solace
10 6 (0.91%) Zend
11 5 (0.76%) Apple
11 5 (0.76%) CA Agile Central
11 5 (0.76%) Cadence
11 5 (0.76%) Juniper