Period
to 16 July 2018

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 16 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Continual Improvement
England > South East
6 months to
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 97 119 78
Rank change year-on-year +22 -41 +46
Permanent jobs citing Continuous Improvement 935 815 1,376
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 3.06% 2.72% 3.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.45% 3.10% 4.09%
Number of salaries quoted 699 620 1,026
South East median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% -14.29%
10th Percentile £31,875 £31,250 £29,887
90th Percentile £75,200 £71,250 £65,000
England median annual salary £54,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +2.86% +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 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 27,123 26,326 33,629
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 88.81% 87.99% 87.94%
Number of salaries quoted 22,462 21,783 28,308
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,000 £26,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £68,400 £68,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

Continuous Improvement
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Continuous Improvement as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT 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

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement in the South East over the 6 months to 16 July 2018.

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 16 July 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
Thames Valley +9 358 £50,000 +11.11% 72
Hampshire +26 227 £58,750 +38.24% 32
Surrey -36 149 £55,000 - 11
Oxfordshire -2 141 £52,500 +16.67% 28
Berkshire -11 132 £50,000 - 30
West Sussex +54 99 £52,500 +36.36% 7
Buckinghamshire +31 91 £45,500 +1.11% 14
East Sussex +23 76 £50,000 +17.65% 10
Kent +10 20 £41,500 -7.78% 11
Sussex -13 5 £95,000 -
Continuous Improvement
England

For the 6 months to 16 July 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 South East region with a requirement for Continuous Improvement.

1 324 (34.65%) Agile Software Development
2 204 (21.82%) Finance
3 182 (19.47%) Problem-Solving
4 155 (16.58%) Test Automation
5 152 (16.26%) Scrum
6 148 (15.83%) Degree
7 147 (15.72%) C#
8 145 (15.51%) SQL
9 141 (15.08%) ITIL
10 139 (14.87%) Analytical Skills
11 137 (14.65%) QA
12 135 (14.44%) Java
13 134 (14.33%) Microsoft
13 134 (14.33%) Project Management
14 129 (13.80%) JavaScript
14 129 (13.80%) .NET
15 113 (12.09%) Amazon AWS
16 104 (11.12%) Continuous Integration
17 99 (10.59%) Microsoft Azure
18 94 (10.05%) Windows
19 89 (9.52%) JIRA
19 89 (9.52%) SDLC
20 87 (9.30%) SQL Server
21 85 (9.09%) HTML
22 81 (8.66%) Service Delivery
23 80 (8.56%) Stakeholder Management
23 80 (8.56%) Confluence
24 77 (8.24%) Computer Science
24 77 (8.24%) Python
25 76 (8.13%) Selenium

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 80 (8.56%) Confluence
2 37 (3.96%) CMS
3 33 (3.53%) SharePoint
4 12 (1.28%) JBoss
5 11 (1.18%) Apache
5 11 (1.18%) MS Exchange
5 11 (1.18%) WebSphere
6 10 (1.07%) Elasticsearch
7 9 (0.96%) SAS
8 8 (0.86%) BizTalk Server
8 8 (0.86%) SharePoint 2013
8 8 (0.86%) WebLogic
9 6 (0.64%) IBM Notes
9 6 (0.64%) MS Project Server
10 5 (0.53%) WordPress
11 4 (0.43%) OpenStack
11 4 (0.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 4 (0.43%) SAP Portal
11 4 (0.43%) SharePoint 2010
11 4 (0.43%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 37 (3.96%) Microsoft Office
2 34 (3.64%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (0.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 9 (0.96%) Microsoft Project
4 6 (0.64%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.43%) InfoPath
6 3 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.11%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 9 (0.96%) Dynamics AX
2 8 (0.86%) Oracle ERP
3 6 (0.64%) Oracle EBS R12
3 6 (0.64%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 6 (0.64%) Primavera
4 5 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.53%) Oracle Applications
4 5 (0.53%) Payment Gateway
4 5 (0.53%) SAP ERP
5 4 (0.43%) SAP CO
5 4 (0.43%) SAP FI
5 4 (0.43%) SAP FI/CO
5 4 (0.43%) SAP MM
5 4 (0.43%) SAP PS
6 3 (0.32%) Magento
6 3 (0.32%) SAP QM
7 2 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.21%) SAP BPC
7 2 (0.21%) SAP FSCM
7 2 (0.21%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 113 (12.09%) Amazon AWS
2 99 (10.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 58 (6.20%) SaaS
4 56 (5.99%) Office 365
5 44 (4.71%) Cloud Computing
6 40 (4.28%) IaaS
6 40 (4.28%) PaaS
7 22 (2.35%) GitHub
8 12 (1.28%) Azure Active Directory
9 9 (0.96%) Google Cloud Platform
10 8 (0.86%) Dynamics 365
11 7 (0.75%) npm
12 6 (0.64%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 6 (0.64%) Amazon EC2
12 6 (0.64%) Amazon ELB
12 6 (0.64%) Amazon Glacier
12 6 (0.64%) Amazon S3
12 6 (0.64%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 4 (0.43%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 3 (0.32%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 41 (4.39%) Internet
2 38 (4.06%) Firewall
3 36 (3.85%) TCP/IP
4 22 (2.35%) DNS
4 22 (2.35%) LAN
4 22 (2.35%) WAN
5 18 (1.93%) DHCP
6 17 (1.82%) Software-Defined Networking
7 13 (1.39%) Intranet
7 13 (1.39%) SAN
7 13 (1.39%) VoIP
8 11 (1.18%) Network Security
9 9 (0.96%) BGP
9 9 (0.96%) Intrusion Detection
9 9 (0.96%) MPLS
10 8 (0.86%) NAS
10 8 (0.86%) Skype
10 8 (0.86%) Wireless
11 7 (0.75%) OSPF
12 6 (0.64%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (9.30%) SQL Server
2 74 (7.91%) MySQL
3 30 (3.21%) Relational Database
4 26 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
5 19 (2.03%) NoSQL
6 18 (1.93%) Big Data
6 18 (1.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 17 (1.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 15 (1.60%) Power BI
9 14 (1.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 13 (1.39%) PostgreSQL
11 12 (1.28%) Hadoop
12 10 (1.07%) Oracle Exadata
12 10 (1.07%) SAP HANA
13 9 (0.96%) Apache Cassandra
13 9 (0.96%) BusinessObjects
13 9 (0.96%) SQL Server 2012
14 7 (0.75%) DB2
14 7 (0.75%) MariaDB
14 7 (0.75%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 89 (9.52%) JIRA
2 76 (8.13%) Selenium
3 54 (5.78%) Jenkins
4 48 (5.13%) Git (software)
5 40 (4.28%) Cucumber
6 26 (2.78%) Octopus Deploy
6 26 (2.78%) SoapUI
7 25 (2.67%) JUnit
8 23 (2.46%) WebDriver
9 22 (2.35%) Bitbucket
9 22 (2.35%) SpecFlow
9 22 (2.35%) TeamCity
10 20 (2.14%) Subversion
11 17 (1.82%) HP UFT
11 17 (1.82%) Maven
11 17 (1.82%) Team Foundation Server
12 15 (1.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 15 (1.60%) JMeter
12 15 (1.60%) Visual Studio
13 10 (1.07%) LoadRunner
General
1 204 (21.82%) Finance
2 72 (7.70%) Marketing
3 65 (6.95%) Retail
4 38 (4.06%) Legal
5 32 (3.42%) Manufacturing
6 23 (2.46%) Telecoms
7 18 (1.93%) Billing
8 16 (1.71%) Back Office
9 13 (1.39%) Electronics
10 10 (1.07%) Publishing
11 9 (0.96%) Aerospace
11 9 (0.96%) Law
12 8 (0.86%) Banking
13 6 (0.64%) General Ledger
14 4 (0.43%) Automotive
14 4 (0.43%) German Language
15 2 (0.21%) Financial Institution
15 2 (0.21%) Front Office
15 2 (0.21%) Military
15 2 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 169 (18.07%) Developer
2 163 (17.43%) Analyst
3 70 (7.49%) Architect
4 60 (6.42%) .NET Developer
5 54 (5.78%) C# Developer
6 53 (5.67%) Test Analyst
7 51 (5.45%) IT Manager
8 49 (5.24%) C# .NET Developer
9 45 (4.81%) Project Manager
9 45 (4.81%) Senior Analyst
10 40 (4.28%) Automation Test Analyst
11 38 (4.06%) Service Manager
12 32 (3.42%) Business Analyst
12 32 (3.42%) Consultant
13 29 (3.10%) Full Stack Developer
13 29 (3.10%) Software Developer
14 28 (2.99%) Senior Developer
15 27 (2.89%) Software Analyst
16 26 (2.78%) PHP Developer
16 26 (2.78%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 129 (13.80%) .NET
2 85 (9.09%) HTML
3 73 (7.81%) Web Services
4 71 (7.59%) CSS
5 63 (6.74%) jQuery
6 52 (5.56%) AngularJS
7 41 (4.39%) .NET Framework
8 39 (4.17%) JSON
9 34 (3.64%) REST
10 30 (3.21%) ASP.NET
10 30 (3.21%) HTML5
11 29 (3.10%) Gherkin
12 28 (2.99%) React
13 27 (2.89%) XML
14 25 (2.67%) CSS3
14 25 (2.67%) SOAP
15 22 (2.35%) RESTful
16 21 (2.25%) J2EE
17 16 (1.71%) Entity Framework
18 15 (1.60%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 139 (14.87%) Analytical Skills
2 77 (8.24%) Computer Science
3 75 (8.02%) Management Information System
4 56 (5.99%) Self-Motivation
5 53 (5.67%) Data Centre
6 45 (4.81%) Enterprise Software
7 33 (3.53%) Mobile App
8 17 (1.82%) Data Structures
8 17 (1.82%) User Experience
9 16 (1.71%) Social Media
10 14 (1.50%) Algorithms
11 13 (1.39%) Greenfield Project
12 12 (1.28%) CESG
12 12 (1.28%) Fintech
13 11 (1.18%) Internet of Things
13 11 (1.18%) iPad
14 9 (0.96%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
15 8 (0.86%) CMDB
16 7 (0.75%) iSeries
16 7 (0.75%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 94 (10.05%) Windows
2 67 (7.17%) Linux
3 33 (3.53%) Windows Server
4 26 (2.78%) Windows 10
5 25 (2.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 20 (2.14%) Unix
7 11 (1.18%) Windows 7
8 10 (1.07%) Android
9 9 (0.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 7 (0.75%) Apple iOS
11 5 (0.53%) Ubuntu
12 4 (0.43%) Data ONTAP
12 4 (0.43%) Windows Server 2008
13 3 (0.32%) CentOS
13 3 (0.32%) Solaris
14 2 (0.21%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.21%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.21%) zOS
15 1 (0.11%) AIX
15 1 (0.11%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 324 (34.65%) Agile Software Development
2 182 (19.47%) Problem-Solving
3 155 (16.58%) Test Automation
4 152 (16.26%) Scrum
5 141 (15.08%) ITIL
6 134 (14.33%) Project Management
7 104 (11.12%) Continuous Integration
8 89 (9.52%) SDLC
9 81 (8.66%) Service Delivery
10 80 (8.56%) Stakeholder Management
11 75 (8.02%) TDD
12 73 (7.81%) Service Management
13 71 (7.59%) DevOps
14 69 (7.38%) BDD
14 69 (7.38%) ERP
15 68 (7.27%) Mentoring
16 66 (7.06%) OO
17 64 (6.84%) Change Management
18 59 (6.31%) Continuous Delivery
19 57 (6.10%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 147 (15.72%) C#
2 145 (15.51%) SQL
3 135 (14.44%) Java
4 129 (13.80%) JavaScript
5 77 (8.24%) Python
6 46 (4.92%) C++
7 36 (3.85%) PHP
8 30 (3.21%) Bash Shell
9 29 (3.10%) T-SQL
10 28 (2.99%) Ruby
11 24 (2.57%) C
12 23 (2.46%) VB.NET
13 22 (2.35%) Perl
14 15 (1.60%) Scala
15 13 (1.39%) PowerShell
16 12 (1.28%) PL/SQL
17 11 (1.18%) VB
18 10 (1.07%) ABAP
18 10 (1.07%) TypeScript
19 7 (0.75%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 148 (15.83%) Degree
2 46 (4.92%) ISTQB
3 38 (4.06%) Microsoft Certification
4 33 (3.53%) Security Cleared
5 32 (3.42%) Cisco Certification
6 31 (3.32%) Computer Science Degree
7 29 (3.10%) MCSE
8 27 (2.89%) ISEB
9 26 (2.78%) SC Cleared
10 17 (1.82%) CCNA
11 15 (1.60%) PMI Certification
12 13 (1.39%) CCIE
12 13 (1.39%) CEH
12 13 (1.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 12 (1.28%) MCITP
14 11 (1.18%) CCNP
15 10 (1.07%) CISA
15 10 (1.07%) MCP
15 10 (1.07%) PMP
15 10 (1.07%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 137 (14.65%) QA
2 57 (6.10%) SLA
3 36 (3.85%) GDPR
4 33 (3.53%) Data Quality
5 21 (2.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 16 (1.71%) PMO
7 10 (1.07%) PCI DSS
8 7 (0.75%) ISO 9001
9 5 (0.53%) DO-160
9 5 (0.53%) DO-254
10 3 (0.32%) Cyber Essentials
10 3 (0.32%) ISO 22301
10 3 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 2 (0.21%) COBIT
11 2 (0.21%) GCP
11 2 (0.21%) NEBOSH
12 1 (0.11%) GPG13
12 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 12207
12 1 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 1 (0.11%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 72 (7.70%) Active Directory
2 40 (4.28%) Docker
3 36 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
4 26 (2.78%) VMware ESXi
5 21 (2.25%) XenApp
5 21 (2.25%) XenDesktop
6 17 (1.82%) Virtual Desktop
6 17 (1.82%) vSphere
7 6 (0.64%) Firmware
7 6 (0.64%) Samba
8 4 (0.43%) ACF2
8 4 (0.43%) Hyper-V
8 4 (0.43%) RACF
9 3 (0.32%) KVM
10 2 (0.21%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 2 (0.21%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 32 (3.42%) Puppet
2 25 (2.67%) Opscode Chef
3 24 (2.57%) Ansible
4 19 (2.03%) Kubernetes
5 18 (1.93%) SCCM
6 10 (1.07%) Terraform
7 6 (0.64%) vRealize Orchestrator
8 4 (0.43%) HP ALM
8 4 (0.43%) WSUS
9 3 (0.32%) Cisco CUCM
9 3 (0.32%) Packer
9 3 (0.32%) Single Sign-On
9 3 (0.32%) vRealize
10 2 (0.21%) NetBackup
10 2 (0.21%) SnapMirror
10 2 (0.21%) SnapVault
10 2 (0.21%) vCenter Server
10 2 (0.21%) vMotion
11 1 (0.11%) Netcool
11 1 (0.11%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 134 (14.33%) Microsoft
2 72 (7.70%) Oracle
3 65 (6.95%) SAP
4 64 (6.84%) VMware
5 43 (4.60%) Cisco
6 38 (4.06%) HP
7 30 (3.21%) ServiceNow
8 27 (2.89%) Citrix
9 18 (1.93%) Salesforce.com
10 17 (1.82%) Atlassian
11 15 (1.60%) Dynatrace
12 12 (1.28%) Google
12 12 (1.28%) Pega
13 11 (1.18%) Red Hat
14 9 (0.96%) Capita
14 9 (0.96%) IBM
14 9 (0.96%) Talend
14 9 (0.96%) TIBCO
15 8 (0.86%) Juniper
15 8 (0.86%) SolarWinds