Period
to 21 January 2020

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 21 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Continual Improvement
England > South East
6 months to
21 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 82 84 94
Rank change year-on-year +2 +10 +9
Permanent jobs citing Continuous Improvement 826 984 1,025
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 3.56% 3.70% 3.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.94% 4.04% 3.71%
Number of salaries quoted 549 751 820
South East median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
10th Percentile £38,360 £35,000 £35,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £73,750 £71,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% -

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 20,953 24,360 27,660
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 90.24% 91.66% 90.28%
Number of salaries quoted 16,865 19,927 22,829
South East median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £72,500 £68,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

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 21 January 2020.

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 21 January 2020. 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 +4 267 £60,000 +9.09% 71
Hampshire -6 186 £45,000 -18.18% 25
Berkshire +15 124 £62,500 +13.64% 31
Surrey -25 118 £60,000 +9.09% 23
Buckinghamshire +20 105 £60,000 +31.15% 21
East Sussex +46 101 £55,000 +7.32% 6
Kent +40 83 £51,500 +19.77% 10
West Sussex -45 63 £51,900 -1.14% 5
Oxfordshire -14 38 £47,750 -19.75% 19
Middlesex -4 3 £60,000 -14.29%
Sussex - 1 £54,000 -
Continuous Improvement
England

For the 6 months to 21 January 2020, 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.

1 320 (38.74%) Agile Software Development
2 171 (20.70%) Microsoft
3 161 (19.49%) Finance
4 150 (18.16%) C#
4 150 (18.16%) .NET
5 148 (17.92%) Degree
6 146 (17.68%) Problem-Solving
7 133 (16.10%) Azure
8 131 (15.86%) SQL Server
9 126 (15.25%) Scrum
10 121 (14.65%) JavaScript
10 121 (14.65%) Mentoring
11 110 (13.32%) Software Engineering
12 106 (12.83%) Windows
13 104 (12.59%) ITIL
14 97 (11.74%) TDD
15 96 (11.62%) Test Automation
16 93 (11.26%) SQL
16 93 (11.26%) Management Information System
17 91 (11.02%) AWS
18 83 (10.05%) Project Management
18 83 (10.05%) REST
19 81 (9.81%) HTML
20 79 (9.56%) CSS
20 79 (9.56%) Information Security
20 79 (9.56%) DevOps
21 78 (9.44%) Unit Testing
22 76 (9.20%) MVC
23 75 (9.08%) SLA
24 70 (8.47%) Project 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 25 (3.03%) Confluence
2 17 (2.06%) WebSphere
3 16 (1.94%) SharePoint
4 12 (1.45%) CMS
5 9 (1.09%) BizTalk Server
5 9 (1.09%) CICS
6 6 (0.73%) EPiServer
6 6 (0.73%) MS Exchange
7 5 (0.61%) IIS
7 5 (0.61%) Sitecore CMS
7 5 (0.61%) WebSphere Application Server
8 4 (0.48%) Apache Spark
8 4 (0.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 4 (0.48%) SAS
9 3 (0.36%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (0.36%) Oracle Workflow
9 3 (0.36%) SAP Portal
10 2 (0.24%) JBoss
10 2 (0.24%) OpenEdge
10 2 (0.24%) Tomcat
Applications
1 28 (3.39%) Microsoft Excel
2 26 (3.15%) Microsoft Office
3 16 (1.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 15 (1.82%) Microsoft Project
5 6 (0.73%) InVision
6 5 (0.61%) GNU Octave
6 5 (0.61%) Sketch
7 3 (0.36%) MS Visio
8 2 (0.24%) OmniGraffle
8 2 (0.24%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.12%) CPLEX
9 1 (0.12%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 8 (0.97%) Oracle HRMS
2 6 (0.73%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.61%) Oracle Applications
3 5 (0.61%) SAP PM
4 4 (0.48%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 4 (0.48%) SAP ERP
4 4 (0.48%) SAP HR
4 4 (0.48%) SAP S/4HANA
4 4 (0.48%) Visualfiles
4 4 (0.48%) Workday HCM
5 3 (0.36%) Oracle EBS R12
5 3 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.36%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 3 (0.36%) SAP HCM
5 3 (0.36%) SAP SD
6 2 (0.24%) Primavera
6 2 (0.24%) SAP CO
6 2 (0.24%) SAP FI
6 2 (0.24%) SAP PS
Cloud Services
1 133 (16.10%) Azure
2 91 (11.02%) AWS
3 35 (4.24%) SaaS
4 28 (3.39%) Office 365
5 21 (2.54%) IaaS
5 21 (2.54%) Serverless
6 11 (1.33%) Dynamics 365
7 10 (1.21%) Azure Active Directory
7 10 (1.21%) GCP
7 10 (1.21%) PaaS
7 10 (1.21%) Power Platform
8 8 (0.97%) GitHub
8 8 (0.97%) SuccessFactors
9 5 (0.61%) Akamai
9 5 (0.61%) Amazon EC2
9 5 (0.61%) AWS CloudFormation
9 5 (0.61%) npm
10 3 (0.36%) Boomi
10 3 (0.36%) iPaaS
10 3 (0.36%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 32 (3.87%) Firewall
2 26 (3.15%) DNS
3 24 (2.91%) Network Security
3 24 (2.91%) WAN
4 18 (2.18%) LAN
5 16 (1.94%) DHCP
5 16 (1.94%) VPN
6 14 (1.69%) Intranet
7 11 (1.33%) Wireless
8 8 (0.97%) NetScaler
8 8 (0.97%) TCP/IP
9 7 (0.85%) Internet
10 6 (0.73%) MPLS
10 6 (0.73%) VoIP
10 6 (0.73%) Wireshark
11 5 (0.61%) FTP
11 5 (0.61%) WLAN
12 4 (0.48%) Radio Access Network
12 4 (0.48%) SAN
13 3 (0.36%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 131 (15.86%) SQL Server
2 30 (3.63%) Azure SQL Database
3 25 (3.03%) SQL Server 2012
4 20 (2.42%) Relational Database
5 19 (2.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 15 (1.82%) Big Data
6 15 (1.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 14 (1.69%) DB2
8 13 (1.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 10 (1.21%) Data Warehouse
9 10 (1.21%) Power BI
10 9 (1.09%) NoSQL
11 8 (0.97%) PostgreSQL
12 7 (0.85%) MongoDB
13 6 (0.73%) Hadoop
13 6 (0.73%) MySQL
14 5 (0.61%) BusinessObjects
14 5 (0.61%) Oracle Reports
15 4 (0.48%) Oracle BI Publisher
15 4 (0.48%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 65 (7.87%) Git (software)
2 55 (6.66%) JIRA
3 39 (4.72%) Selenium
4 34 (4.12%) Visual Studio
5 28 (3.39%) Jenkins
5 28 (3.39%) JMeter
6 24 (2.91%) Visual Studio Team System
7 21 (2.54%) Bitbucket
8 20 (2.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 17 (2.06%) TeamCity
10 16 (1.94%) JUnit
11 14 (1.69%) Postman
12 13 (1.57%) gulp
13 12 (1.45%) NUnit
13 12 (1.45%) Subversion
14 11 (1.33%) Cucumber
14 11 (1.33%) Grunt
14 11 (1.33%) HP UFT
15 9 (1.09%) LoadRunner
16 8 (0.97%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 161 (19.49%) Finance
2 63 (7.63%) Legal
3 44 (5.33%) Telecoms
4 39 (4.72%) Aerospace
5 30 (3.63%) Public Sector
6 26 (3.15%) Retail
7 21 (2.54%) Marketing
8 20 (2.42%) Manufacturing
9 10 (1.21%) Banking
10 9 (1.09%) Electronics
11 8 (0.97%) Games
11 8 (0.97%) Law
11 8 (0.97%) Military
12 6 (0.73%) Back Office
13 4 (0.48%) Advertising
13 4 (0.48%) Fire and Rescue
14 3 (0.36%) Avionics
14 3 (0.36%) Publishing
15 2 (0.24%) Dutch Language
15 2 (0.24%) French Language
Job Titles
1 155 (18.77%) Developer
2 84 (10.17%) Analyst
3 61 (7.38%) Architect
4 60 (7.26%) C# Developer
5 58 (7.02%) .NET Developer
6 47 (5.69%) Software Engineer
7 39 (4.72%) Team Leader
8 38 (4.60%) C# .NET Developer
9 33 (4.00%) Senior Developer
10 30 (3.63%) Support Team Leader
11 29 (3.51%) Senior Software Engineer
12 27 (3.27%) Deskside Support
12 27 (3.27%) Desktop Support
13 25 (3.03%) Technical Leader
14 23 (2.78%) Consultant
14 23 (2.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 21 (2.54%) Java Developer
15 21 (2.54%) Project Manager
16 20 (2.42%) Senior Analyst
17 19 (2.30%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 150 (18.16%) .NET
2 83 (10.05%) REST
3 81 (9.81%) HTML
4 79 (9.56%) CSS
5 56 (6.78%) ASP.NET
6 54 (6.54%) Web Services
7 46 (5.57%) AngularJS
8 45 (5.45%) ASP.NET MVC
8 45 (5.45%) SOAP
9 40 (4.84%) ASP.NET Web API
10 37 (4.48%) .NET Framework
11 36 (4.36%) Node.js
12 31 (3.75%) Entity Framework
12 31 (3.75%) React
13 30 (3.63%) RESTful
14 28 (3.39%) jQuery
14 28 (3.39%) Sass
15 27 (3.27%) .NET Core
16 26 (3.15%) WCF
16 26 (3.15%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 93 (11.26%) Management Information System
2 49 (5.93%) Analytical Skills
3 45 (5.45%) Self-Motivation
4 39 (4.72%) User Experience
5 32 (3.87%) Data Centre
6 31 (3.75%) Wiki
7 19 (2.30%) Data Protection Act
8 18 (2.18%) CMDB
9 17 (2.06%) Mobile App
10 16 (1.94%) Cloud Native
10 16 (1.94%) Mainframe
11 15 (1.82%) Greenfield Project
11 15 (1.82%) Public Cloud
11 15 (1.82%) Virtual Team
12 14 (1.69%) e-Learning
12 14 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
13 11 (1.33%) Linux Command Line
14 9 (1.09%) IBM Mainframe
15 6 (0.73%) Embedded Systems
15 6 (0.73%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 106 (12.83%) Windows
2 49 (5.93%) Linux
3 48 (5.81%) Windows 10
4 38 (4.60%) Windows 7
5 23 (2.78%) Windows Server
6 8 (0.97%) Android
7 7 (0.85%) Apple iOS
8 6 (0.73%) Mac OS
8 6 (0.73%) ThreadX
9 5 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (0.48%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.24%) Debian
12 1 (0.12%) Unix
12 1 (0.12%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.12%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 320 (38.74%) Agile Software Development
2 146 (17.68%) Problem-Solving
3 126 (15.25%) Scrum
4 121 (14.65%) Mentoring
5 110 (13.32%) Software Engineering
6 104 (12.59%) ITIL
7 97 (11.74%) TDD
8 96 (11.62%) Test Automation
9 83 (10.05%) Project Management
10 79 (9.56%) DevOps
10 79 (9.56%) Information Security
11 78 (9.44%) Unit Testing
12 76 (9.20%) MVC
13 70 (8.47%) Project Delivery
14 61 (7.38%) SOLID
15 60 (7.26%) Continuous Integration
16 59 (7.14%) Computer Science
17 58 (7.02%) BDD
18 53 (6.42%) SDLC
19 50 (6.05%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 150 (18.16%) C#
2 121 (14.65%) JavaScript
3 93 (11.26%) SQL
4 63 (7.63%) Java
5 58 (7.02%) PowerShell
6 51 (6.17%) Python
7 49 (5.93%) C
8 24 (2.91%) Bash Shell
9 22 (2.66%) TypeScript
10 20 (2.42%) C++
11 18 (2.18%) Perl
12 17 (2.06%) ES6
12 17 (2.06%) Scala
13 15 (1.82%) VB.NET
14 14 (1.69%) Assembly Language
15 12 (1.45%) T-SQL
16 11 (1.33%) COBOL
17 10 (1.21%) Ada
17 10 (1.21%) VB
18 9 (1.09%) REXX
Qualifications
1 148 (17.92%) Degree
2 48 (5.81%) Security Cleared
3 43 (5.21%) Computer Science Degree
4 29 (3.51%) SC Cleared
5 27 (3.27%) ISTQB
6 26 (3.15%) Cisco Certification
7 22 (2.66%) Microsoft Certification
8 21 (2.54%) ISEB
9 20 (2.42%) CISM
9 20 (2.42%) CISSP
10 18 (2.18%) CCIE
11 16 (1.94%) MCSE
12 12 (1.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 11 (1.33%) JNCIE
13 11 (1.33%) PMI Certification
13 11 (1.33%) PMP
14 9 (1.09%) APMP
14 9 (1.09%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 8 (0.97%) ITIL Certification
15 8 (0.97%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 75 (9.08%) SLA
2 69 (8.35%) QA
3 33 (4.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 32 (3.87%) PMO
5 20 (2.42%) NIST
6 18 (2.18%) PCI DSS
7 17 (2.06%) GDPR
8 16 (1.94%) Data Quality
9 15 (1.82%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 4 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 3 (0.36%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 3 (0.36%) IEC 61508
11 3 (0.36%) ISO 22301
11 3 (0.36%) JSP 440
11 3 (0.36%) NCSC
12 2 (0.24%) COBIT
12 2 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials
12 2 (0.24%) WAI
13 1 (0.12%) BS7799
13 1 (0.12%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 65 (7.87%) Active Directory
2 41 (4.96%) Docker
3 15 (1.82%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (1.09%) ACF2
4 9 (1.09%) RACF
5 3 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (0.36%) vSphere
6 2 (0.24%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.24%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (0.24%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.12%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.12%) MetaFrame
7 1 (0.12%) Postfix
7 1 (0.12%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 23 (2.78%) Puppet
2 20 (2.42%) BMC PATROL
2 20 (2.42%) Kubernetes
3 19 (2.30%) Ansible
4 15 (1.82%) Terraform
5 14 (1.69%) SCCM
6 11 (1.33%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (0.61%) Nessus
7 5 (0.61%) SCOM
8 4 (0.48%) Microsoft Intune
9 2 (0.24%) cPanel
9 2 (0.24%) Microsoft Clustering
9 2 (0.24%) Plesk
9 2 (0.24%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 1 (0.12%) Cisco CUCM
10 1 (0.12%) Control-M
10 1 (0.12%) Nagios
10 1 (0.12%) Red Hat Satellite
10 1 (0.12%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 171 (20.70%) Microsoft
2 48 (5.81%) SAP
3 41 (4.96%) Citrix
4 26 (3.15%) Atlassian
5 24 (2.91%) Cisco
5 24 (2.91%) Oracle
6 23 (2.78%) Salesforce.com
7 22 (2.66%) VMware
8 20 (2.42%) IBM
8 20 (2.42%) Juniper
9 19 (2.30%) ServiceNow
10 17 (2.06%) Google
11 13 (1.57%) Virgin Media
12 12 (1.45%) HP
13 10 (1.21%) Splunk
14 9 (1.09%) Meraki
15 8 (0.97%) Red Hat
15 8 (0.97%) Tableau
15 8 (0.97%) Workday
16 7 (0.85%) Apple