Period
to 19 November 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 19 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Continual Improvement
England > South East
6 months to
19 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 75 95 107
Rank change year-on-year +20 +12 +18
Permanent jobs citing Continuous Improvement 1,109 1,002 1,033
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 3.88% 3.30% 2.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.30% 3.69% 3.31%
Number of salaries quoted 851 791 726
South East median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% -5.00%
10th Percentile £35,000 £36,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £67,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,926
% change year-on-year +4.76% +3.09% +1.85%

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 25,796 27,187 31,225
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 90.31% 89.58% 89.26%
Number of salaries quoted 21,256 22,433 25,947
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £68,750 £68,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

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 19 November 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 19 November 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 -8 385 £50,000 - 80
Hampshire +43 283 £60,000 +41.18% 32
Surrey +30 214 £55,000 -4.35% 29
Berkshire +1 175 £50,000 +2.56% 30
West Sussex +43 149 £52,500 +5.00% 15
Oxfordshire -29 112 £57,500 +9.52% 21
Buckinghamshire +39 99 £44,000 +10.00% 29
East Sussex -25 37 £53,750 +7.50% 11
Kent +7 29 £42,250 -29.58% 8
Middlesex +4 6 £70,000 -6.35% 2
Sussex +5 4 £95,000 +35.71%
M4 Corridor - 1 £60,000 -
Continuous Improvement
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 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.

1 418 (37.69%) Agile Software Development
2 214 (19.30%) ITIL
3 206 (18.58%) Degree
4 205 (18.49%) Project Management
5 194 (17.49%) Microsoft
6 192 (17.31%) Finance
7 182 (16.41%) C#
8 180 (16.23%) Problem-Solving
9 173 (15.60%) SQL
10 172 (15.51%) Scrum
11 156 (14.07%) Java
12 146 (13.17%) .NET
13 144 (12.98%) Test Automation
14 143 (12.89%) Microsoft Azure
15 134 (12.08%) Analytical Skills
16 131 (11.81%) JavaScript
17 128 (11.54%) Stakeholder Management
18 124 (11.18%) Amazon AWS
18 124 (11.18%) QA
19 122 (11.00%) Service Delivery
20 121 (10.91%) Continuous Integration
21 120 (10.82%) SQL Server
21 120 (10.82%) SDLC
22 115 (10.37%) Windows
23 114 (10.28%) DevOps
24 107 (9.65%) BDD
25 106 (9.56%) Management Information System
25 106 (9.56%) Coaching
26 100 (9.02%) Mentoring
27 97 (8.75%) JIRA

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 66 (5.95%) Confluence
2 54 (4.87%) CMS
3 26 (2.34%) Apache
4 23 (2.07%) JBoss
5 21 (1.89%) WebLogic
6 20 (1.80%) MS Exchange
7 16 (1.44%) IIS
8 15 (1.35%) SharePoint
9 8 (0.72%) Documentum
9 8 (0.72%) FileNet
10 6 (0.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 6 (0.54%) Skype for Business
10 6 (0.54%) WordPress
11 5 (0.45%) ArcGIS
11 5 (0.45%) SAP Portal
12 4 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2010
12 4 (0.36%) Hyperledger
12 4 (0.36%) SharePoint 2013
13 3 (0.27%) lighttpd
13 3 (0.27%) OpenStack
Applications
1 58 (5.23%) Microsoft Office
2 25 (2.25%) Microsoft Excel
3 20 (1.80%) Microsoft Project
4 13 (1.17%) MS Visio
5 10 (0.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.090%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.090%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.090%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 12 (1.08%) SAP BPC
2 10 (0.90%) SAP CO
2 10 (0.90%) SAP FI
2 10 (0.90%) SAP FI/CO
3 9 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (0.81%) SAP PP
4 8 (0.72%) Oracle Payables
4 8 (0.72%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
4 8 (0.72%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 8 (0.72%) SAP Bank Analyzer
4 8 (0.72%) SAP FS
4 8 (0.72%) SAP MDM
5 7 (0.63%) SAP QM
6 6 (0.54%) SAP S/4HANA
7 5 (0.45%) Oracle Applications
7 5 (0.45%) Primavera
7 5 (0.45%) SAP HR
7 5 (0.45%) SAP PS
8 4 (0.36%) SAP ERP
8 4 (0.36%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 143 (12.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 124 (11.18%) Amazon AWS
3 80 (7.21%) SaaS
4 63 (5.68%) Office 365
4 63 (5.68%) PaaS
5 52 (4.69%) IaaS
6 45 (4.06%) Cloud Computing
7 28 (2.52%) GitHub
8 12 (1.08%) Azure Active Directory
9 7 (0.63%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 7 (0.63%) Amazon EC2
9 7 (0.63%) Amazon ELB
9 7 (0.63%) Amazon Glacier
9 7 (0.63%) Amazon S3
9 7 (0.63%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 5 (0.45%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 5 (0.45%) SuccessFactors
11 4 (0.36%) Google Analytics
11 4 (0.36%) IBM Cloud
12 3 (0.27%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 51 (4.60%) Firewall
2 45 (4.06%) DNS
3 44 (3.97%) DHCP
4 33 (2.98%) Internet
5 32 (2.89%) WAN
6 28 (2.52%) LAN
6 28 (2.52%) TCP/IP
7 26 (2.34%) Network Security
7 26 (2.34%) VoIP
8 23 (2.07%) Software-Defined Networking
9 19 (1.71%) VPN
10 18 (1.62%) Wi-Fi
11 17 (1.53%) MPLS
11 17 (1.53%) Wireless
12 15 (1.35%) Cisco ASA
13 14 (1.26%) Broadband
13 14 (1.26%) Intrusion Detection
14 13 (1.17%) Cisco PIX
15 12 (1.08%) SAN
16 9 (0.81%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 120 (10.82%) SQL Server
2 51 (4.60%) MySQL
3 35 (3.16%) PostgreSQL
4 34 (3.07%) Big Data
5 26 (2.34%) MongoDB
6 24 (2.16%) NoSQL
7 23 (2.07%) Data Warehouse
8 19 (1.71%) Hadoop
9 18 (1.62%) BusinessObjects
9 18 (1.62%) Relational Database
10 17 (1.53%) Oracle Exadata
10 17 (1.53%) SAP HANA
11 14 (1.26%) Power BI
11 14 (1.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 13 (1.17%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
12 13 (1.17%) SQL Server 2012
12 13 (1.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 12 (1.08%) Amazon RDS
13 12 (1.08%) SAP BW
14 11 (0.99%) Geospatial Data
Development Applications
1 97 (8.75%) JIRA
2 80 (7.21%) Selenium
3 76 (6.85%) Git (software)
3 76 (6.85%) Jenkins
4 42 (3.79%) TeamCity
5 38 (3.43%) Visual Studio
6 36 (3.25%) Subversion
7 35 (3.16%) Octopus Deploy
8 27 (2.43%) Cucumber
9 25 (2.25%) JUnit
10 23 (2.07%) Maven
10 23 (2.07%) SpecFlow
11 20 (1.80%) HP UFT
11 20 (1.80%) SoapUI
12 17 (1.53%) Team Foundation Server
13 15 (1.35%) Gerrit
14 12 (1.08%) JMeter
15 11 (0.99%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 11 (0.99%) GitLab
15 11 (0.99%) WebDriver
General
1 192 (17.31%) Finance
2 70 (6.31%) Marketing
3 53 (4.78%) Retail
4 32 (2.89%) Legal
5 29 (2.61%) Games
6 24 (2.16%) Manufacturing
7 23 (2.07%) Banking
7 23 (2.07%) Billing
8 18 (1.62%) Law
8 18 (1.62%) Telecoms
9 15 (1.35%) Back Office
10 13 (1.17%) Electronics
11 10 (0.90%) General Ledger
12 9 (0.81%) Pharmaceutical
12 9 (0.81%) Publishing
13 5 (0.45%) Aerospace
14 3 (0.27%) Automotive
14 3 (0.27%) Front Office
15 2 (0.18%) Multimedia
16 1 (0.090%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 191 (17.22%) Developer
2 140 (12.62%) Analyst
3 80 (7.21%) IT Manager
4 71 (6.40%) Project Manager
5 63 (5.68%) Architect
6 55 (4.96%) C# Developer
7 50 (4.51%) .NET Developer
8 44 (3.97%) Software Developer
9 42 (3.79%) Senior Developer
10 41 (3.70%) Continuous Improvement Manager
11 37 (3.34%) C# .NET Developer
12 35 (3.16%) Service Manager
13 34 (3.07%) Test Analyst
14 33 (2.98%) DevOps Engineer
15 32 (2.89%) Web Developer
16 29 (2.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 28 (2.52%) Scrum Master
18 26 (2.34%) Automation Test Analyst
18 26 (2.34%) Developer in Test
18 26 (2.34%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 146 (13.17%) .NET
2 96 (8.66%) HTML
3 89 (8.03%) Web Services
4 85 (7.66%) CSS
5 67 (6.04%) AngularJS
6 53 (4.78%) jQuery
7 52 (4.69%) .NET Framework
8 45 (4.06%) REST
9 44 (3.97%) XML
10 34 (3.07%) JSON
10 34 (3.07%) SOAP
10 34 (3.07%) WCF
11 30 (2.71%) Spring
12 28 (2.52%) ASP.NET
12 28 (2.52%) J2EE
13 27 (2.43%) Entity Framework
13 27 (2.43%) HTML5
14 26 (2.34%) Hibernate
15 24 (2.16%) Gherkin
16 22 (1.98%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 134 (12.08%) Analytical Skills
2 106 (9.56%) Management Information System
3 90 (8.12%) Computer Science
4 61 (5.50%) Mobile App
5 60 (5.41%) Data Centre
6 41 (3.70%) Enterprise Software
7 38 (3.43%) Self-Motivation
8 30 (2.71%) User Experience
9 21 (1.89%) Data Structures
10 20 (1.80%) Algorithms
11 18 (1.62%) Social Media
12 16 (1.44%) e-Learning
12 16 (1.44%) Public Cloud
13 14 (1.26%) Fintech
13 14 (1.26%) Greenfield Project
13 14 (1.26%) PMI
14 12 (1.08%) Client/Server
14 12 (1.08%) Internet of Things
14 12 (1.08%) Replication
14 12 (1.08%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 115 (10.37%) Windows
2 90 (8.12%) Linux
3 38 (3.43%) Unix
4 35 (3.16%) Windows 10
5 24 (2.16%) Windows 7
5 24 (2.16%) Windows Server
6 20 (1.80%) Windows Server 2008
7 19 (1.71%) Android
8 15 (1.35%) Windows Server 2012
9 14 (1.26%) Windows Server 2003
10 13 (1.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 7 (0.63%) Apple iOS
12 5 (0.45%) Windows Phone
13 4 (0.36%) VMS
14 3 (0.27%) Mac OS X
14 3 (0.27%) OpenVMS
14 3 (0.27%) Solaris
14 3 (0.27%) Ubuntu
15 2 (0.18%) CentOS
15 2 (0.18%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 418 (37.69%) Agile Software Development
2 214 (19.30%) ITIL
3 205 (18.49%) Project Management
4 180 (16.23%) Problem-Solving
5 172 (15.51%) Scrum
6 144 (12.98%) Test Automation
7 128 (11.54%) Stakeholder Management
8 122 (11.00%) Service Delivery
9 121 (10.91%) Continuous Integration
10 120 (10.82%) SDLC
11 114 (10.28%) DevOps
12 107 (9.65%) BDD
13 106 (9.56%) Coaching
14 100 (9.02%) Mentoring
15 96 (8.66%) TDD
16 93 (8.39%) Change Management
17 90 (8.12%) Service Management
18 84 (7.57%) CRM
19 79 (7.12%) Process Improvement
19 79 (7.12%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 182 (16.41%) C#
2 173 (15.60%) SQL
3 156 (14.07%) Java
4 131 (11.81%) JavaScript
5 75 (6.76%) Python
6 60 (5.41%) C++
7 44 (3.97%) PowerShell
8 26 (2.34%) C
8 26 (2.34%) TypeScript
9 24 (2.16%) PHP
9 24 (2.16%) T-SQL
10 21 (1.89%) Bash Shell
11 17 (1.53%) VB.NET
12 16 (1.44%) Perl
13 15 (1.35%) Java 8
13 15 (1.35%) Ruby
14 14 (1.26%) PL/SQL
15 12 (1.08%) Scala
16 11 (0.99%) VBScript
17 10 (0.90%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 206 (18.58%) Degree
2 57 (5.14%) Security Cleared
3 52 (4.69%) Microsoft Certification
4 47 (4.24%) ISTQB
5 42 (3.79%) MCSE
5 42 (3.79%) SC Cleared
6 37 (3.34%) Computer Science Degree
7 35 (3.16%) ISEB
8 24 (2.16%) Cisco Certification
9 17 (1.53%) PMI Certification
10 16 (1.44%) ITIL Certification
11 15 (1.35%) CEH
12 14 (1.26%) CCNP
13 13 (1.17%) CISSP
13 13 (1.17%) DV Cleared
14 11 (0.99%) CISA
14 11 (0.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 11 (0.99%) Master's Degree
14 11 (0.99%) MCITP
15 10 (0.90%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 124 (11.18%) QA
2 61 (5.50%) GDPR
2 61 (5.50%) SLA
3 38 (3.43%) Data Quality
4 36 (3.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 20 (1.80%) PMO
6 13 (1.17%) ISO 9001
7 11 (0.99%) PCI DSS
8 9 (0.81%) Cyber Essentials
9 8 (0.72%) IFRS
10 7 (0.63%) GAMP
11 5 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 4 (0.36%) COBIT
12 4 (0.36%) DO-160
12 4 (0.36%) DO-254
12 4 (0.36%) PMBOK
13 3 (0.27%) ISO 22301
14 2 (0.18%) ISO 14001
15 1 (0.090%) ISO/IEC 12207
15 1 (0.090%) WAI
System Software
1 89 (8.03%) Active Directory
2 58 (5.23%) Docker
3 44 (3.97%) VMware Infrastructure
4 23 (2.07%) Virtual Desktop
5 20 (1.80%) vSphere
6 19 (1.71%) VMware ESXi
6 19 (1.71%) XenApp
7 13 (1.17%) XenDesktop
8 7 (0.63%) Samba
9 5 (0.45%) Virtual Machines
10 4 (0.36%) DFS Replication
10 4 (0.36%) Hyper-V
11 3 (0.27%) KVM
12 1 (0.090%) ACF2
12 1 (0.090%) Firmware
12 1 (0.090%) RACF
12 1 (0.090%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.090%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 48 (4.33%) Puppet
2 41 (3.70%) Ansible
3 34 (3.07%) SCCM
4 20 (1.80%) Kubernetes
5 17 (1.53%) Opscode Chef
6 15 (1.35%) Terraform
7 12 (1.08%) EMC NetWorker
7 12 (1.08%) vRealize
8 7 (0.63%) Packer
8 7 (0.63%) vRealize Orchestrator
9 6 (0.54%) HP ALM
10 5 (0.45%) SCOM
10 5 (0.45%) Single Sign-On
11 4 (0.36%) SCVMM
12 2 (0.18%) BMC PATROL
12 2 (0.18%) CSIRT
12 2 (0.18%) Host Intrusion Detection System
12 2 (0.18%) Microsoft Clustering
12 2 (0.18%) QRadar
12 2 (0.18%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 194 (17.49%) Microsoft
2 93 (8.39%) Oracle
3 89 (8.03%) SAP
4 78 (7.03%) VMware
5 68 (6.13%) ServiceNow
6 45 (4.06%) Cisco
7 38 (3.43%) Citrix
8 32 (2.89%) HP
8 32 (2.89%) SolarWinds
9 29 (2.61%) Dynatrace
10 19 (1.71%) Salesforce.com
11 18 (1.62%) Snow
12 17 (1.53%) Pega
13 16 (1.44%) Sitecore
14 15 (1.35%) IBM
14 15 (1.35%) Red Hat
14 15 (1.35%) Sony
14 15 (1.35%) Symantec
14 15 (1.35%) Xamarin
15 13 (1.17%) EMC