Period
to 17 October 2019

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 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Continual Improvement
England > South East
6 months to
17 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 85 75 107
Rank change year-on-year -10 +32 -9
Permanent jobs citing Continuous Improvement 893 1,143 872
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 3.52% 3.93% 3.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.89% 4.34% 3.33%
Number of salaries quoted 611 869 692
South East median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +10.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £37,500 £34,641 £35,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £75,000 £71,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +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 22,973 26,358 26,183
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 90.51% 90.54% 90.35%
Number of salaries quoted 18,390 21,745 21,559
South East median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £28,000 £28,250 £26,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £68,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £52,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +0.96% +4.00% -

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 17 October 2019.

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 2019. 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 -3 291 £60,000 +20.00% 58
Hampshire -39 163 £45,000 -25.00% 41
East Sussex +63 143 £60,000 +20.00% 10
Surrey -13 143 £60,000 +9.09% 15
Berkshire +3 142 £57,500 +15.00% 30
Buckinghamshire +13 96 £60,000 +33.33% 13
West Sussex -28 83 £50,000 -4.76% 11
Kent +21 62 £45,000 +13.92% 7
Oxfordshire -18 53 £57,500 +4.55% 15
Middlesex -8 5 £60,000 -14.29%
Sussex +5 1 £54,000 -43.16%
Continuous Improvement
England

For the 6 months to 17 October 2019, 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.

1 398 (44.57%) Agile Software Development
2 188 (21.05%) Finance
3 176 (19.71%) ITIL
4 153 (17.13%) Microsoft
5 152 (17.02%) Problem-Solving
6 149 (16.69%) Degree
7 138 (15.45%) C#
8 135 (15.12%) .NET
8 135 (15.12%) Scrum
9 127 (14.22%) Azure
10 124 (13.89%) TDD
11 119 (13.33%) Mentoring
12 118 (13.21%) Change Management
13 114 (12.77%) SQL Server
14 111 (12.43%) JavaScript
15 107 (11.98%) Project Management
15 107 (11.98%) AWS
16 104 (11.65%) DevOps
17 95 (10.64%) SQL
18 92 (10.30%) Test Automation
18 92 (10.30%) Project Delivery
19 91 (10.19%) Service Management
20 90 (10.08%) Information Security
21 85 (9.52%) Windows
22 83 (9.29%) Java
22 83 (9.29%) Stakeholder Management
23 80 (8.96%) Management Information System
24 77 (8.62%) Software Engineering
25 73 (8.17%) ASP.NET
26 72 (8.06%) Service Delivery

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 28 (3.14%) SharePoint
2 23 (2.58%) Confluence
3 12 (1.34%) MS Exchange
4 9 (1.01%) CICS
5 8 (0.90%) SAS
6 7 (0.78%) IIS
7 5 (0.56%) Elasticsearch
7 5 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (0.45%) Umbraco
9 3 (0.34%) Apache Spark
9 3 (0.34%) CMS
9 3 (0.34%) Documentum
9 3 (0.34%) SugarCRM
10 2 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (0.22%) IBM Domino
10 2 (0.22%) MS Project Server
10 2 (0.22%) OpenEdge
10 2 (0.22%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.22%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.22%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 34 (3.81%) Microsoft Excel
2 31 (3.47%) Microsoft Office
3 15 (1.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (0.90%) Microsoft Project
5 7 (0.78%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.56%) GNU Octave
7 2 (0.22%) InVision
8 1 (0.11%) Notepad++
8 1 (0.11%) Sketch
8 1 (0.11%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 11 (1.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (1.12%) SAP ERP
3 8 (0.90%) Oracle EBS
4 5 (0.56%) Oracle Applications
4 5 (0.56%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 4 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.45%) Oracle HRMS
5 4 (0.45%) SAP GTS
5 4 (0.45%) SAP SD
5 4 (0.45%) Workday HCM
6 3 (0.34%) SAP CRM
6 3 (0.34%) SAP S/4HANA
7 2 (0.22%) Oracle EBS R12
7 2 (0.22%) Primavera
7 2 (0.22%) SAP HR
7 2 (0.22%) SAP IBP
7 2 (0.22%) SAP PS
8 1 (0.11%) Oracle 11i
8 1 (0.11%) Oracle Financials
8 1 (0.11%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 127 (14.22%) Azure
2 107 (11.98%) AWS
3 60 (6.72%) SaaS
4 36 (4.03%) Office 365
5 31 (3.47%) IaaS
6 22 (2.46%) PaaS
6 22 (2.46%) Power Platform
7 21 (2.35%) Dynamics 365
8 12 (1.34%) Azure Active Directory
9 11 (1.23%) Serverless
9 11 (1.23%) SuccessFactors
10 10 (1.12%) GitHub
11 9 (1.01%) GCP
12 8 (0.90%) Amazon EC2
12 8 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
13 7 (0.78%) PowerApps
14 5 (0.56%) AWS CloudFormation
15 4 (0.45%) Amazon ECS
15 4 (0.45%) Amazon S3
16 3 (0.34%) Logz.io
Communications & Networking
1 35 (3.92%) Network Security
2 30 (3.36%) Firewall
3 22 (2.46%) DNS
4 16 (1.79%) Wireless
5 15 (1.68%) Intranet
6 14 (1.57%) WAN
7 13 (1.46%) Internet
8 11 (1.23%) DHCP
8 11 (1.23%) HTTP
8 11 (1.23%) LAN
9 8 (0.90%) VoIP
9 8 (0.90%) Wi-Fi
10 7 (0.78%) MPLS
10 7 (0.78%) VPN
11 6 (0.67%) SAN
12 5 (0.56%) Broadband
13 4 (0.45%) NetScaler
14 3 (0.34%) TCP/IP
14 3 (0.34%) VLAN
14 3 (0.34%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 114 (12.77%) SQL Server
2 39 (4.37%) Relational Database
3 23 (2.58%) Azure SQL Database
4 22 (2.46%) Power BI
4 22 (2.46%) SQL Server 2012
5 19 (2.13%) Big Data
6 16 (1.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 15 (1.68%) Data Warehouse
8 14 (1.57%) DB2
8 14 (1.57%) MongoDB
9 12 (1.34%) NoSQL
10 11 (1.23%) MySQL
11 7 (0.78%) Redis
11 7 (0.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 6 (0.67%) PostgreSQL
12 6 (0.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 5 (0.56%) Amazon RDS
13 5 (0.56%) BusinessObjects
13 5 (0.56%) OLAP
14 4 (0.45%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 66 (7.39%) Git (software)
2 65 (7.28%) JIRA
3 38 (4.26%) Visual Studio
4 37 (4.14%) Selenium
5 35 (3.92%) Jenkins
6 29 (3.25%) Visual Studio Team System
7 21 (2.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 20 (2.24%) Bitbucket
9 18 (2.02%) JMeter
9 18 (2.02%) JUnit
9 18 (2.02%) TeamCity
10 17 (1.90%) gulp
11 15 (1.68%) Cucumber
11 15 (1.68%) Jasmine
11 15 (1.68%) Team Foundation Server
12 13 (1.46%) NUnit
13 12 (1.34%) WebDriver
14 11 (1.23%) Grunt
14 11 (1.23%) Hudson
14 11 (1.23%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 188 (21.05%) Finance
2 69 (7.73%) Legal
3 42 (4.70%) Public Sector
3 42 (4.70%) Telecoms
4 26 (2.91%) Marketing
5 23 (2.58%) Retail
6 20 (2.24%) Manufacturing
7 18 (2.02%) Banking
8 15 (1.68%) Aerospace
9 14 (1.57%) Electronics
10 11 (1.23%) Law
11 8 (0.90%) Games
12 7 (0.78%) Back Office
13 6 (0.67%) Advertising
13 6 (0.67%) Avionics
13 6 (0.67%) Publishing
14 4 (0.45%) Fire and Rescue
14 4 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
15 3 (0.34%) Financial Institution
16 2 (0.22%) Billing
Job Titles
1 150 (16.80%) Developer
2 113 (12.65%) Analyst
3 53 (5.94%) Architect
4 52 (5.82%) C# Developer
5 49 (5.49%) .NET Developer
6 45 (5.04%) Senior Developer
7 41 (4.59%) Project Manager
8 36 (4.03%) Business Analyst
9 35 (3.92%) IT Manager
10 32 (3.58%) Technical Leader
11 31 (3.47%) Senior Analyst
11 31 (3.47%) Team Leader
12 30 (3.36%) Software Developer
13 29 (3.25%) C# .NET Developer
13 29 (3.25%) Incident Manager
13 29 (3.25%) Software Engineer
14 26 (2.91%) Java Developer
15 24 (2.69%) Service Manager
15 24 (2.69%) Support Team Leader
16 22 (2.46%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 135 (15.12%) .NET
2 73 (8.17%) ASP.NET
3 57 (6.38%) ASP.NET MVC
3 57 (6.38%) HTML
4 56 (6.27%) CSS
5 53 (5.94%) REST
6 45 (5.04%) ASP.NET Web API
7 40 (4.48%) AngularJS
8 37 (4.14%) .NET Framework
9 34 (3.81%) .NET Core
9 34 (3.81%) RESTful
10 30 (3.36%) React
10 30 (3.36%) WCF
11 28 (3.14%) Spring
12 27 (3.02%) Entity Framework
12 27 (3.02%) OAuth
13 25 (2.80%) SOAP
14 22 (2.46%) Sass
15 21 (2.35%) OpenID
15 21 (2.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 80 (8.96%) Management Information System
2 65 (7.28%) User Experience
3 60 (6.72%) Analytical Skills
4 40 (4.48%) Self-Motivation
5 33 (3.70%) Wiki
6 23 (2.58%) Virtual Team
7 22 (2.46%) CMDB
7 22 (2.46%) Data Protection Act
8 21 (2.35%) Data Centre
8 21 (2.35%) Greenfield Project
9 19 (2.13%) Mobile App
10 18 (2.02%) Public Cloud
11 17 (1.90%) Mainframe
12 14 (1.57%) Cloud Native
13 12 (1.34%) e-Learning
13 12 (1.34%) Embedded Systems
14 8 (0.90%) PKI
15 7 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
15 7 (0.78%) Social Media
16 6 (0.67%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 85 (9.52%) Windows
2 46 (5.15%) Linux
2 46 (5.15%) Windows 10
3 41 (4.59%) Windows 7
4 29 (3.25%) Windows Server
5 15 (1.68%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (1.12%) ThreadX
6 10 (1.12%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (1.12%) zOS
7 8 (0.90%) Windows 8
8 6 (0.67%) Android
8 6 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (0.45%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.22%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.11%) Unix
11 1 (0.11%) VMS
11 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 398 (44.57%) Agile Software Development
2 176 (19.71%) ITIL
3 152 (17.02%) Problem-Solving
4 135 (15.12%) Scrum
5 124 (13.89%) TDD
6 119 (13.33%) Mentoring
7 118 (13.21%) Change Management
8 107 (11.98%) Project Management
9 104 (11.65%) DevOps
10 92 (10.30%) Project Delivery
10 92 (10.30%) Test Automation
11 91 (10.19%) Service Management
12 90 (10.08%) Information Security
13 83 (9.29%) Stakeholder Management
14 77 (8.62%) Software Engineering
15 72 (8.06%) Problem Management
15 72 (8.06%) Service Delivery
16 71 (7.95%) BDD
16 71 (7.95%) MVC
17 67 (7.50%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 138 (15.45%) C#
2 111 (12.43%) JavaScript
3 95 (10.64%) SQL
4 83 (9.29%) Java
5 51 (5.71%) PowerShell
6 43 (4.82%) Python
7 35 (3.92%) C
8 27 (3.02%) TypeScript
9 16 (1.79%) T-SQL
10 14 (1.57%) VB.NET
11 13 (1.46%) C++
11 13 (1.46%) Scala
12 9 (1.01%) ES6
13 8 (0.90%) Bash Shell
14 7 (0.78%) Java 8
15 6 (0.67%) Kotlin
15 6 (0.67%) Perl
15 6 (0.67%) VBA
16 5 (0.56%) PHP
16 5 (0.56%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 149 (16.69%) Degree
2 64 (7.17%) Security Cleared
3 50 (5.60%) SC Cleared
4 45 (5.04%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 38 (4.26%) Computer Science Degree
6 29 (3.25%) Cisco Certification
7 24 (2.69%) Microsoft Certification
8 23 (2.58%) CISM
8 23 (2.58%) CISSP
9 21 (2.35%) ISTQB
9 21 (2.35%) MCSE
10 18 (2.02%) DV Cleared
11 16 (1.79%) PMP
12 15 (1.68%) ISEB
12 15 (1.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 14 (1.57%) CCIE
14 12 (1.34%) PMI Certification
15 11 (1.23%) GIAC
16 10 (1.12%) CCNP
16 10 (1.12%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (8.06%) QA
2 70 (7.84%) SLA
3 38 (4.26%) PMO
4 37 (4.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 28 (3.14%) GDPR
5 28 (3.14%) NIST
6 27 (3.02%) Data Quality
7 21 (2.35%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 10 (1.12%) WAI
9 9 (1.01%) COBIT
10 6 (0.67%) NCSC
11 3 (0.34%) ISO 9001
11 3 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 2 (0.22%) IEC 61508
12 2 (0.22%) ISO 22301
13 1 (0.11%) ISO 13485
13 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 19770
13 1 (0.11%) ITGC
13 1 (0.11%) NEBOSH
13 1 (0.11%) PMBOK
System Software
1 60 (6.72%) Active Directory
2 34 (3.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (3.25%) Docker
4 7 (0.78%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (0.56%) Virtual Desktop
6 4 (0.45%) XenDesktop
7 3 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.34%) vSphere
8 2 (0.22%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.11%) DFS Replication
9 1 (0.11%) MetaFrame
9 1 (0.11%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.11%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.11%) vCloud
9 1 (0.11%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.11%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 20 (2.24%) Kubernetes
2 18 (2.02%) Ansible
3 16 (1.79%) Puppet
3 16 (1.79%) Terraform
4 8 (0.90%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (0.90%) SCCM
5 6 (0.67%) HP ALM
5 6 (0.67%) Microsoft Intune
6 4 (0.45%) Data Guard
6 4 (0.45%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (0.45%) Microsoft Clustering
6 4 (0.45%) Oracle RMAN
7 3 (0.34%) Grafana
7 3 (0.34%) Graphite
8 2 (0.22%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 1 (0.11%) Cisco CUCM
9 1 (0.11%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.11%) Red Hat Satellite
9 1 (0.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.11%) vRealize
Vendors
1 153 (17.13%) Microsoft
2 68 (7.61%) SAP
3 49 (5.49%) Citrix
4 44 (4.93%) ServiceNow
5 39 (4.37%) VMware
6 34 (3.81%) Oracle
7 28 (3.14%) Atlassian
7 28 (3.14%) Salesforce.com
8 25 (2.80%) Cisco
9 17 (1.90%) Google
10 15 (1.68%) Juniper
11 14 (1.57%) IBM
11 14 (1.57%) Virgin Media
12 12 (1.34%) HP
13 11 (1.23%) Ariba
13 11 (1.23%) Klocwork
13 11 (1.23%) QNX
14 10 (1.12%) Sony
15 7 (0.78%) 3PAR
15 7 (0.78%) Red Hat