Period
to 25 May 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 25 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Continual Improvement
England > South East
6 months to
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 103 116 87
Rank change year-on-year +13 -29 +29
Permanent jobs citing Continuous Improvement 911 804 1,324
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.97% 2.78% 3.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.36% 3.17% 3.99%
Number of salaries quoted 668 586 990
South East median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -9.52%
10th Percentile £31,875 £31,250 £29,887
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £65,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +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 27,133 25,397 33,190
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 88.60% 87.69% 88.27%
Number of salaries quoted 22,465 20,906 27,980
South East median annual salary £46,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.22% - -
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £68,000 £68,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%

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 25 May 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 25 May 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 +13 348 £52,500 +8.25% 67
Hampshire +14 206 £47,500 +11.76% 30
Surrey -50 155 £52,500 -4.55% 23
Berkshire -17 129 £51,500 +3.00% 20
Oxfordshire -15 128 £55,000 +10.00% 35
Buckinghamshire +27 97 £41,250 -6.25% 12
West Sussex +37 94 £50,000 +11.11% 6
East Sussex +39 83 £50,000 +17.65% 9
Kent +1 22 £42,500 +17.24% 5
Sussex -23 1 - -
Continuous Improvement
England

For the 6 months to 25 May 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.

1 330 (36.22%) Agile Software Development
2 201 (22.06%) Problem-Solving
3 199 (21.84%) Finance
4 160 (17.56%) C#
5 149 (16.36%) Analytical Skills
6 148 (16.25%) Scrum
7 137 (15.04%) SQL
8 136 (14.93%) Degree
8 136 (14.93%) Test Automation
9 134 (14.71%) ITIL
10 132 (14.49%) QA
11 117 (12.84%) Project Management
12 116 (12.73%) .NET
13 114 (12.51%) Java
14 111 (12.18%) JavaScript
14 111 (12.18%) Microsoft
15 99 (10.87%) Windows
16 98 (10.76%) Amazon AWS
17 92 (10.10%) SQL Server
18 83 (9.11%) Continuous Integration
19 80 (8.78%) HTML
19 80 (8.78%) Python
19 80 (8.78%) Retail
20 76 (8.34%) JIRA
21 74 (8.12%) DevOps
22 71 (7.79%) Computer Science
23 70 (7.68%) Stakeholder Management
23 70 (7.68%) Self-Motivation
24 69 (7.57%) ERP
24 69 (7.57%) 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 53 (5.82%) Confluence
2 28 (3.07%) SharePoint
3 18 (1.98%) CMS
4 10 (1.10%) WebSphere
5 9 (0.99%) Elasticsearch
5 9 (0.99%) SharePoint 2013
6 8 (0.88%) BizTalk Server
7 7 (0.77%) SAS
8 6 (0.66%) IBM Notes
8 6 (0.66%) MS Exchange
8 6 (0.66%) MS Project Server
9 5 (0.55%) JBoss
10 4 (0.44%) MTS
10 4 (0.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 4 (0.44%) SharePoint 2010
11 3 (0.33%) Apache
11 3 (0.33%) Drupal
11 3 (0.33%) Skype for Business
11 3 (0.33%) TPMS
11 3 (0.33%) WordPress
Applications
1 45 (4.94%) Microsoft Excel
2 35 (3.84%) Microsoft Office
3 12 (1.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (0.99%) Microsoft Project
5 7 (0.77%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.44%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.22%) Maya
7 2 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.11%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 16 (1.76%) Oracle ERP
2 9 (0.99%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (0.77%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (0.77%) Oracle Applications
4 6 (0.66%) Oracle EBS R12
4 6 (0.66%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 6 (0.66%) SAP CO
4 6 (0.66%) SAP FI
4 6 (0.66%) SAP FI/CO
5 5 (0.55%) SAP ERP
6 4 (0.44%) SAP MM
6 4 (0.44%) SAP S/4HANA
6 4 (0.44%) SAP SCM
7 3 (0.33%) Payment Gateway
7 3 (0.33%) SAP QM
7 3 (0.33%) SAP SD
8 2 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
8 2 (0.22%) Magento
8 2 (0.22%) Primavera
8 2 (0.22%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 98 (10.76%) Amazon AWS
2 61 (6.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 46 (5.05%) Office 365
4 45 (4.94%) SaaS
5 29 (3.18%) Cloud Computing
6 26 (2.85%) IaaS
6 26 (2.85%) PaaS
7 20 (2.20%) GitHub
8 9 (0.99%) Google Cloud Platform
8 9 (0.99%) npm
9 8 (0.88%) Dynamics 365
10 7 (0.77%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 6 (0.66%) Amazon EC2
12 4 (0.44%) Azure Active Directory
12 4 (0.44%) Google Analytics
12 4 (0.44%) Mimecast
13 3 (0.33%) IBM Blueworks
13 3 (0.33%) Serverless
13 3 (0.33%) Slack
14 2 (0.22%) BlazeMeter
Communications & Networking
1 35 (3.84%) Firewall
2 31 (3.40%) Internet
3 24 (2.63%) TCP/IP
4 19 (2.09%) WAN
5 17 (1.87%) LAN
6 15 (1.65%) DNS
7 13 (1.43%) Intranet
7 13 (1.43%) VoIP
8 11 (1.21%) DHCP
8 11 (1.21%) Network Security
9 10 (1.10%) BGP
9 10 (1.10%) Intrusion Detection
9 10 (1.10%) Wireless
10 9 (0.99%) MPLS
10 9 (0.99%) SAN
11 6 (0.66%) Ethernet
11 6 (0.66%) IPv6
11 6 (0.66%) OSPF
11 6 (0.66%) SMS
11 6 (0.66%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 92 (10.10%) SQL Server
2 55 (6.04%) MySQL
3 25 (2.74%) Relational Database
4 24 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
5 19 (2.09%) NoSQL
5 19 (2.09%) Power BI
5 19 (2.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 18 (1.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 15 (1.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 11 (1.21%) Apache Cassandra
8 11 (1.21%) MariaDB
9 9 (0.99%) PostgreSQL
10 8 (0.88%) Big Data
11 7 (0.77%) SQL Server 2005
11 7 (0.77%) SQL Server 2012
11 7 (0.77%) SSDT
12 6 (0.66%) BusinessObjects
12 6 (0.66%) DB2
13 5 (0.55%) SQL Server 2008
13 5 (0.55%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 76 (8.34%) JIRA
2 69 (7.57%) Selenium
3 48 (5.27%) Git (software)
4 41 (4.50%) Cucumber
5 39 (4.28%) Jenkins
6 25 (2.74%) WebDriver
7 23 (2.52%) Bitbucket
8 20 (2.20%) SpecFlow
9 19 (2.09%) HP UFT
9 19 (2.09%) JUnit
10 17 (1.87%) Team Foundation Server
11 16 (1.76%) JMeter
11 16 (1.76%) SoapUI
12 15 (1.65%) Subversion
13 13 (1.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 12 (1.32%) LoadRunner
14 12 (1.32%) Visual Studio
15 11 (1.21%) eCATT
15 11 (1.21%) LSMW
15 11 (1.21%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 199 (21.84%) Finance
2 80 (8.78%) Retail
3 53 (5.82%) Marketing
4 43 (4.72%) Manufacturing
5 41 (4.50%) Legal
6 33 (3.62%) Telecoms
7 22 (2.41%) Billing
8 20 (2.20%) Publishing
9 13 (1.43%) Back Office
10 11 (1.21%) Aerospace
10 11 (1.21%) Electronics
11 10 (1.10%) Banking
11 10 (1.10%) General Ledger
12 3 (0.33%) Games
12 3 (0.33%) German Language
12 3 (0.33%) Law
13 2 (0.22%) Arabic Language
13 2 (0.22%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.11%) Military
Job Titles
1 172 (18.88%) Analyst
2 157 (17.23%) Developer
3 58 (6.37%) Architect
4 52 (5.71%) .NET Developer
5 48 (5.27%) Project Manager
6 47 (5.16%) Business Analyst
7 46 (5.05%) Test Analyst
8 44 (4.83%) C# Developer
8 44 (4.83%) Consultant
9 41 (4.50%) IT Manager
10 40 (4.39%) C# .NET Developer
11 38 (4.17%) Automation Test Analyst
12 37 (4.06%) Service Manager
13 34 (3.73%) Senior Analyst
14 29 (3.18%) Test Engineer
15 26 (2.85%) Infrastructure Manager
15 26 (2.85%) QA Analyst
16 25 (2.74%) Senior Developer
17 24 (2.63%) Full Stack Developer
17 24 (2.63%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 116 (12.73%) .NET
2 80 (8.78%) HTML
3 64 (7.03%) CSS
3 64 (7.03%) jQuery
4 60 (6.59%) Web Services
5 40 (4.39%) AngularJS
6 37 (4.06%) REST
7 36 (3.95%) ASP.NET
8 33 (3.62%) XML
9 30 (3.29%) JSON
10 26 (2.85%) Gherkin
11 25 (2.74%) React
12 24 (2.63%) HTML5
13 23 (2.52%) .NET Framework
14 21 (2.31%) SOAP
15 20 (2.20%) CSS3
16 18 (1.98%) RESTful
17 17 (1.87%) Node.js
18 16 (1.76%) J2EE
18 16 (1.76%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 149 (16.36%) Analytical Skills
2 71 (7.79%) Computer Science
3 70 (7.68%) Self-Motivation
4 59 (6.48%) Data Centre
5 56 (6.15%) Management Information System
6 32 (3.51%) Enterprise Software
7 21 (2.31%) Greenfield Project
8 18 (1.98%) User Experience
9 17 (1.87%) iPad
10 15 (1.65%) Mobile App
11 12 (1.32%) Security Operations Centre
12 11 (1.21%) Data Structures
12 11 (1.21%) LIMS
12 11 (1.21%) Public Cloud
13 10 (1.10%) Fintech
14 8 (0.88%) Algorithms
14 8 (0.88%) Virtual Team
15 7 (0.77%) FMCG
15 7 (0.77%) iSeries
15 7 (0.77%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 99 (10.87%) Windows
2 65 (7.14%) Linux
3 30 (3.29%) Windows Server
4 22 (2.41%) Unix
5 20 (2.20%) Windows Server 2012
6 17 (1.87%) Windows 10
7 10 (1.10%) Windows 7
8 6 (0.66%) Android
8 6 (0.66%) Apple iOS
9 5 (0.55%) Solaris
10 4 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (0.44%) Ubuntu
11 3 (0.33%) AIX
11 3 (0.33%) Data ONTAP
11 3 (0.33%) HPUX
11 3 (0.33%) Mac OS X
11 3 (0.33%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.22%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.22%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (0.22%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 330 (36.22%) Agile Software Development
2 201 (22.06%) Problem-Solving
3 148 (16.25%) Scrum
4 136 (14.93%) Test Automation
5 134 (14.71%) ITIL
6 117 (12.84%) Project Management
7 83 (9.11%) Continuous Integration
8 74 (8.12%) DevOps
9 70 (7.68%) Stakeholder Management
10 69 (7.57%) ERP
11 63 (6.92%) TDD
12 58 (6.37%) PRINCE2
13 57 (6.26%) Mentoring
13 57 (6.26%) SDLC
13 57 (6.26%) Service Management
14 56 (6.15%) BDD
14 56 (6.15%) Continuous Delivery
14 56 (6.15%) Decision-Making
15 53 (5.82%) OO
16 52 (5.71%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 160 (17.56%) C#
2 137 (15.04%) SQL
3 114 (12.51%) Java
4 111 (12.18%) JavaScript
5 80 (8.78%) Python
6 38 (4.17%) C++
7 33 (3.62%) C
8 29 (3.18%) Bash Shell
9 28 (3.07%) PHP
9 28 (3.07%) T-SQL
10 27 (2.96%) Ruby
11 25 (2.74%) Perl
12 21 (2.31%) VB.NET
13 20 (2.20%) PowerShell
14 15 (1.65%) ABAP
15 13 (1.43%) PL/SQL
16 12 (1.32%) Scala
17 10 (1.10%) VB
18 9 (0.99%) Shell Script
19 7 (0.77%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 136 (14.93%) Degree
2 37 (4.06%) ISTQB
3 30 (3.29%) Cisco Certification
4 27 (2.96%) Microsoft Certification
4 27 (2.96%) Security Cleared
5 25 (2.74%) ISEB
6 24 (2.63%) Computer Science Degree
6 24 (2.63%) SC Cleared
7 16 (1.76%) MCSE
8 15 (1.65%) CCIE
9 13 (1.43%) CCNA
9 13 (1.43%) CISSP
9 13 (1.43%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 12 (1.32%) CCNP
10 12 (1.32%) PMI Certification
10 12 (1.32%) Six Sigma Green Belt
11 11 (1.21%) CEH
12 10 (1.10%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
12 10 (1.10%) ITIL Certification
13 9 (0.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 132 (14.49%) QA
2 66 (7.24%) SLA
3 28 (3.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 24 (2.63%) GDPR
5 19 (2.09%) Data Quality
6 14 (1.54%) PMO
7 8 (0.88%) ISO 9001
8 6 (0.66%) SSAE 16
9 5 (0.55%) Cyber Essentials
10 4 (0.44%) COBIT
10 4 (0.44%) PCI DSS
11 3 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 2 (0.22%) DO-160
12 2 (0.22%) DO-254
12 2 (0.22%) GCP
12 2 (0.22%) NEBOSH
12 2 (0.22%) PSD2
13 1 (0.11%) ISO 9000
13 1 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 1 (0.11%) TickIT
System Software
1 61 (6.70%) Active Directory
2 38 (4.17%) Docker
3 24 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
4 18 (1.98%) VMware ESXi
5 15 (1.65%) XenApp
5 15 (1.65%) XenDesktop
6 13 (1.43%) vSphere
7 7 (0.77%) Hyper-V
8 6 (0.66%) Firmware
9 5 (0.55%) Virtual Desktop
10 3 (0.33%) ACF2
10 3 (0.33%) RACF
11 2 (0.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 2 (0.22%) Samba
11 2 (0.22%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.11%) NFS
12 1 (0.11%) ProxySG
12 1 (0.11%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 27 (2.96%) Opscode Chef
2 22 (2.41%) Puppet
3 19 (2.09%) Ansible
4 18 (1.98%) Kubernetes
5 17 (1.87%) SCCM
6 4 (0.44%) Terraform
6 4 (0.44%) WSUS
7 3 (0.33%) Cisco CUCM
8 2 (0.22%) HP ALM
8 2 (0.22%) SnapMirror
8 2 (0.22%) SnapVault
8 2 (0.22%) vCenter Server
8 2 (0.22%) vMotion
8 2 (0.22%) vRealize Orchestrator
9 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Clustering
9 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 1 (0.11%) Packer
9 1 (0.11%) SCSM
9 1 (0.11%) Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.11%) vRealize
Vendors
1 111 (12.18%) Microsoft
2 67 (7.35%) SAP
3 51 (5.60%) Oracle
4 42 (4.61%) Cisco
4 42 (4.61%) VMware
5 37 (4.06%) HP
6 21 (2.31%) Citrix
6 21 (2.31%) Salesforce.com
7 19 (2.09%) Atlassian
8 16 (1.76%) Sophos
9 15 (1.65%) Google
9 15 (1.65%) ServiceNow
10 11 (1.21%) IBM
10 11 (1.21%) Micro Focus
11 10 (1.10%) JD Edwards
11 10 (1.10%) Remedy
12 9 (0.99%) Capita
12 9 (0.99%) PeopleSoft
13 8 (0.88%) Pega
14 7 (0.77%) Splunk