Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Continual Improvement
England > South East
6 months to
17 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 56 104 87
Rank change year-on-year +48 -17 -10
Permanent jobs citing Continuous Improvement 889 228 893
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 5.00% 2.90% 3.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.35% 3.15% 3.85%
Number of salaries quoted 446 179 621
10th Percentile £32,711 £37,500 £36,250
25th Percentile £44,000 £46,588 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,750 £57,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year -3.04% +4.55% -
75th Percentile £70,000 £68,750 £67,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £82,500
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +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 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 16,606 7,237 23,171
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 93.47% 92.02% 91.29%
Number of salaries quoted 11,218 6,014 18,856
10th Percentile £32,005 £31,500 £28,000
25th Percentile £40,371 £40,000 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £63,750
90th Percentile £78,750 £75,000 £75,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% -

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 17 October 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 17 October 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 +10 233 £55,000 -8.33% 53
Hampshire +20 229 £55,000 +12.24% 37
Surrey +39 215 £62,500 +5.04% 22
Berkshire -17 117 £55,000 -8.33% 28
West Sussex +25 80 £65,375 +13.70% 16
Buckinghamshire -6 75 £55,000 -8.33% 15
East Sussex -11 66 £60,000 +4.35% 9
Kent -9 47 £48,750 +14.04% 18
Oxfordshire +4 44 £57,000 -18.57% 10
Sussex - 10 £35,000 -
Middlesex +7 1 - - 1
Continuous Improvement
England

For the 6 months to 17 October 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.

1 495 (55.68%) Agile Software Development
2 371 (41.73%) Social Skills
3 240 (27.00%) Azure
4 230 (25.87%) DevOps
5 202 (22.72%) Degree
6 196 (22.05%) Finance
7 185 (20.81%) Scrum
8 161 (18.11%) AWS
9 143 (16.09%) C#
10 140 (15.75%) JavaScript
11 134 (15.07%) Microsoft
12 132 (14.85%) Problem-Solving
13 123 (13.84%) Software Engineering
14 122 (13.72%) TDD
14 122 (13.72%) Analytical Skills
15 108 (12.15%) Git (software)
15 108 (12.15%) Risk Management
16 102 (11.47%) Windows
17 101 (11.36%) Mentoring
18 98 (11.02%) Analytics
19 96 (10.80%) Java
20 93 (10.46%) Kanban
21 90 (10.12%) .NET
22 89 (10.01%) Firewall
23 86 (9.67%) Python
24 83 (9.34%) Project Management
24 83 (9.34%) Information Security
25 78 (8.77%) Linux
26 76 (8.55%) HTML
26 76 (8.55%) ITIL

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 34 (3.82%) Confluence
2 20 (2.25%) MS Exchange
3 18 (2.02%) Apache
3 18 (2.02%) WordPress
4 16 (1.80%) Apache Spark
5 10 (1.12%) SharePoint
6 8 (0.90%) SAS
7 7 (0.79%) Appian
7 7 (0.79%) Cloud Foundry
7 7 (0.79%) GemFire
8 6 (0.67%) Elasticsearch
8 6 (0.67%) Oracle Coherence
9 4 (0.45%) JBoss
9 4 (0.45%) Tomcat
9 4 (0.45%) WebLogic
10 3 (0.34%) Apache Airflow
11 2 (0.22%) CMS
11 2 (0.22%) IIS
12 1 (0.11%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 25 (2.81%) Microsoft Excel
2 21 (2.36%) Figma
3 10 (1.12%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (1.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (0.79%) Spreadsheet
4 7 (0.79%) Windchill
5 6 (0.67%) Microsoft Project
6 5 (0.56%) Sketch
7 1 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.11%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.11%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 15 (1.69%) Sentinel
2 6 (0.67%) Distributed Ledger
3 5 (0.56%) SAP S/4HANA
4 4 (0.45%) Primavera
5 3 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.34%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 2 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.22%) SAP PP
7 1 (0.11%) Cognos Controller
7 1 (0.11%) IBM Planning Analytics
7 1 (0.11%) Magento
7 1 (0.11%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.11%) SAP CO
7 1 (0.11%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.11%) SAP FI/CO
7 1 (0.11%) SAP PS
7 1 (0.11%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 240 (27.00%) Azure
2 161 (18.11%) AWS
3 66 (7.42%) Microsoft 365
4 64 (7.20%) SaaS
5 54 (6.07%) Serverless
6 40 (4.50%) AWS Lambda
7 38 (4.27%) Amazon S3
8 33 (3.71%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 28 (3.15%) Power Platform
10 27 (3.04%) AWS CloudTrail
11 24 (2.70%) GitHub
12 20 (2.25%) Amazon SQS
13 19 (2.14%) Azure Event Grid
13 19 (2.14%) Azure Functions
13 19 (2.14%) GCP
14 18 (2.02%) Amazon EC2
14 18 (2.02%) AWS CloudFormation
14 18 (2.02%) IaaS
15 17 (1.91%) Amazon GuardDuty
15 17 (1.91%) Azure Sentinel
Communications & Networking
1 89 (10.01%) Firewall
2 24 (2.70%) DNS
3 16 (1.80%) VPN
4 14 (1.57%) Cisco IPT
5 12 (1.35%) Network Security
6 11 (1.24%) Wi-Fi
7 10 (1.12%) LAN
7 10 (1.12%) WAN
7 10 (1.12%) Wireless
8 9 (1.01%) DHCP
8 9 (1.01%) Internet
8 9 (1.01%) Kerberos
9 8 (0.90%) TCP/IP
10 6 (0.67%) HTTP
10 6 (0.67%) VLAN
11 5 (0.56%) Ethernet
11 5 (0.56%) Wireshark
12 4 (0.45%) Radio Access Network
12 4 (0.45%) SSL
12 4 (0.45%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (5.85%) Relational Database
2 44 (4.95%) Big Data
3 43 (4.84%) SQL Server
4 31 (3.49%) Data Lake
5 22 (2.47%) MySQL
6 20 (2.25%) Amazon RDS
7 19 (2.14%) Power BI
8 17 (1.91%) Tableau
9 16 (1.80%) Data Warehouse
10 14 (1.57%) Amazon Redshift
11 13 (1.46%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 12 (1.35%) Amazon Athena
12 12 (1.35%) Electronic Patient Records
12 12 (1.35%) NoSQL
13 10 (1.12%) PostgreSQL
14 7 (0.79%) Apache Hive
14 7 (0.79%) MongoDB
14 7 (0.79%) OLTP
14 7 (0.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 7 (0.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 108 (12.15%) Git (software)
2 64 (7.20%) JIRA
3 51 (5.74%) Jenkins
4 31 (3.49%) TeamCity
5 23 (2.59%) Octopus Deploy
6 16 (1.80%) Cypress.io
6 16 (1.80%) JUnit
6 16 (1.80%) Maven
7 15 (1.69%) Bitbucket
7 15 (1.69%) IntelliJ
8 14 (1.57%) Sonatype Nexus
9 12 (1.35%) Appium
10 10 (1.12%) Cucumber
10 10 (1.12%) Selenium
11 9 (1.01%) Gradle
11 9 (1.01%) kappa
11 9 (1.01%) NUnit
11 9 (1.01%) WebDriver
12 8 (0.90%) SonarQube
12 8 (0.90%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 371 (41.73%) Social Skills
2 196 (22.05%) Finance
3 122 (13.72%) Analytical Skills
4 59 (6.64%) Law
5 57 (6.41%) Banking
6 55 (6.19%) Retail
7 54 (6.07%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 44 (4.95%) Manufacturing
8 44 (4.95%) Marketing
9 34 (3.82%) Telecoms
10 30 (3.37%) Legal
11 29 (3.26%) Influencing Skills
12 26 (2.92%) Aerospace
12 26 (2.92%) Organisational Skills
13 15 (1.69%) Automotive
14 10 (1.12%) Digital Economy
14 10 (1.12%) Public Sector
15 9 (1.01%) Games
15 9 (1.01%) Presentation Skills
16 7 (0.79%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 147 (16.54%) Developer
2 88 (9.90%) Analyst
3 72 (8.10%) Software Engineer
4 70 (7.87%) Scrum Master
5 40 (4.50%) Senior Developer
6 36 (4.05%) Security Engineer
7 35 (3.94%) Senior Software Engineer
8 31 (3.49%) C# Developer
9 28 (3.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 28 (3.15%) Software Developer
10 27 (3.04%) Cloud Engineer
11 26 (2.92%) Product Owner
12 25 (2.81%) IT Manager
13 24 (2.70%) Architect
13 24 (2.70%) Lead Software Engineer
13 24 (2.70%) Senior Analyst
14 23 (2.59%) Project Manager
14 23 (2.59%) Senior Scrum Master
15 21 (2.36%) Junior
15 21 (2.36%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (10.12%) .NET
2 76 (8.55%) HTML
3 60 (6.75%) CSS
4 56 (6.30%) React
5 39 (4.39%) .NET Framework
5 39 (4.39%) Kafka
6 37 (4.16%) REST
6 37 (4.16%) RESTful
7 36 (4.05%) HTML5
8 31 (3.49%) .NET Core
8 31 (3.49%) JSON
8 31 (3.49%) Spring Boot
8 31 (3.49%) Web Services
9 26 (2.92%) AngularJS
10 24 (2.70%) Spring
11 22 (2.47%) ASP.NET
11 22 (2.47%) XML
12 21 (2.36%) Entity Framework
13 20 (2.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 19 (2.14%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 74 (8.32%) Management Information System
2 72 (8.10%) User Experience
3 48 (5.40%) Algorithms
4 40 (4.50%) Self-Motivation
5 27 (3.04%) Greenfield Project
6 25 (2.81%) Cloud Native
7 18 (2.02%) Life Science
8 17 (1.91%) Virtual Team
9 16 (1.80%) Legacy Systems
10 15 (1.69%) Renewable Energy
11 14 (1.57%) Public Cloud
12 13 (1.46%) iPad
13 12 (1.35%) Data Structures
14 11 (1.24%) Driving Licence
15 9 (1.01%) Clustering
15 9 (1.01%) Data Centre
15 9 (1.01%) Hybrid Cloud
15 9 (1.01%) Linux Command Line
15 9 (1.01%) Smartphone
16 8 (0.90%) LIMS
Operating Systems
1 102 (11.47%) Windows
2 78 (8.77%) Linux
3 17 (1.91%) Windows Server
4 16 (1.80%) Mac OS
5 14 (1.57%) Unix
6 9 (1.01%) Android
6 9 (1.01%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (0.56%) Check Point GAiA
8 4 (0.45%) Apple iOS
9 3 (0.34%) Windows 10
10 2 (0.22%) Amazon Linux
10 2 (0.22%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 495 (55.68%) Agile Software Development
2 230 (25.87%) DevOps
3 185 (20.81%) Scrum
4 132 (14.85%) Problem-Solving
5 123 (13.84%) Software Engineering
6 122 (13.72%) TDD
7 108 (12.15%) Risk Management
8 101 (11.36%) Mentoring
9 98 (11.02%) Analytics
10 93 (10.46%) Kanban
11 83 (9.34%) Information Security
11 83 (9.34%) Project Management
12 76 (8.55%) ITIL
13 75 (8.44%) Coaching
13 75 (8.44%) SDLC
14 70 (7.87%) Change Management
15 68 (7.65%) BDD
16 67 (7.54%) Continuous Integration
16 67 (7.54%) Cybersecurity
17 65 (7.31%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 143 (16.09%) C#
2 140 (15.75%) JavaScript
3 96 (10.80%) Java
4 86 (9.67%) Python
5 65 (7.31%) SQL
6 56 (6.30%) PowerShell
7 36 (4.05%) C
7 36 (4.05%) PHP
8 33 (3.71%) Bash Shell
9 24 (2.70%) C++
10 23 (2.59%) VB
11 22 (2.47%) Perl
12 21 (2.36%) Ruby
13 20 (2.25%) Java 8
14 18 (2.02%) Shell Script
15 16 (1.80%) TypeScript
16 14 (1.57%) Scala
17 8 (0.90%) Groovy
18 7 (0.79%) R
19 6 (0.67%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 202 (22.72%) Degree
2 52 (5.85%) CISSP
3 40 (4.50%) CISM
4 29 (3.26%) CRISC
5 26 (2.92%) AWS Certification
6 24 (2.70%) ISEB
7 21 (2.36%) Cisco Certification
8 20 (2.25%) CISA
9 16 (1.80%) SANS
10 15 (1.69%) CEH
10 15 (1.69%) GCFA
10 15 (1.69%) GCFE
10 15 (1.69%) GCIA
10 15 (1.69%) GCIH
10 15 (1.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 14 (1.57%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 12 (1.35%) HND
13 11 (1.24%) Computer Science Degree
14 10 (1.12%) Security Cleared
15 9 (1.01%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (6.41%) QA
2 37 (4.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 26 (2.92%) SLA
4 24 (2.70%) GDPR
5 23 (2.59%) ISO 9001
6 20 (2.25%) NEBOSH
7 11 (1.24%) Cyber Essentials
7 11 (1.24%) PMO
8 10 (1.12%) PCI DSS
9 9 (1.01%) ITGC
10 7 (0.79%) NIST
11 6 (0.67%) Data Quality
11 6 (0.67%) Def Stans
12 5 (0.56%) COBIT
12 5 (0.56%) GRC
13 4 (0.45%) Accessibility
14 3 (0.34%) ISO 14001
14 3 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 2 (0.22%) GMP
16 1 (0.11%) WAI
System Software
1 45 (5.06%) Docker
2 38 (4.27%) Active Directory
3 25 (2.81%) VMware Infrastructure
4 18 (2.02%) Hyper-V
5 8 (0.90%) RHEV
6 7 (0.79%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 7 (0.79%) HDFS
7 4 (0.45%) Firmware
8 3 (0.34%) Virtual Desktop
8 3 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.34%) VMware NSX
9 2 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (0.22%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 45 (5.06%) Kubernetes
2 42 (4.72%) Terraform
3 30 (3.37%) Ansible
4 18 (2.02%) BMC PATROL
5 13 (1.46%) SCCM
6 11 (1.24%) Microsoft Intune
6 11 (1.24%) Single Sign-On
7 8 (0.90%) FortiGate
8 7 (0.79%) Apache Brooklyn
9 6 (0.67%) Puppet
10 4 (0.45%) Istio
10 4 (0.45%) Kibana
10 4 (0.45%) logstash
11 3 (0.34%) Grafana
11 3 (0.34%) PTC Integrity
12 2 (0.22%) vCenter Server
13 1 (0.11%) EMC NetWorker
13 1 (0.11%) Packer
Vendors
1 134 (15.07%) Microsoft
2 36 (4.05%) VMware
3 34 (3.82%) SAP
4 28 (3.15%) Oracle
4 28 (3.15%) Xceptor
5 23 (2.59%) Meraki
6 19 (2.14%) Cisco
7 17 (1.91%) Databricks
8 16 (1.80%) ServiceNow
9 13 (1.46%) Google
10 12 (1.35%) Remedy
11 9 (1.01%) CheckPoint
11 9 (1.01%) Palo Alto
11 9 (1.01%) Salesforce.com
12 7 (0.79%) Automation Anywhere
12 7 (0.79%) MuleSoft
12 7 (0.79%) Okta
13 6 (0.67%) F5
13 6 (0.67%) Juniper
13 6 (0.67%) Solace