Period
to 21 February 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 21 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Continual Improvement
England > South East
6 months to
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 99 107 102
Rank change year-on-year +8 -5 +16
Permanent jobs citing Continuous Improvement 1,027 906 1,265
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 3.25% 2.88% 3.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.71% 3.30% 3.56%
Number of salaries quoted 800 615 946
South East median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.09% -3.00%
10th Percentile £35,000 £31,750 £30,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £67,500 £68,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +10.53% -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 27,687 27,460 35,558
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 87.64% 87.18% 87.31%
Number of salaries quoted 22,867 22,481 29,965
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £68,750 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 February 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 21 February 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 +8 449 £52,500 +5.00% 80
Hampshire +19 211 £42,500 -5.56% 24
Berkshire -5 185 £52,500 +5.00% 22
Oxfordshire +7 184 £55,000 +2.80% 50
Surrey -31 165 £55,000 +10.00% 24
Buckinghamshire +23 84 £37,500 -16.67% 8
West Sussex +2 83 £50,000 - 8
East Sussex +22 69 £50,000 +11.11% 6
Kent +27 46 £51,250 +28.13% 11
Sussex -15 4 £70,000 +18.64%
Middlesex +10 3 £59,500 +25.26% 1
Continuous Improvement
England

For the 6 months to 21 February 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.

1 426 (41.48%) Agile Software Development
2 214 (20.84%) C#
3 197 (19.18%) Microsoft
3 197 (19.18%) Finance
4 175 (17.04%) Scrum
5 165 (16.07%) .NET
6 164 (15.97%) ITIL
7 163 (15.87%) Analytical Skills
8 148 (14.41%) SQL Server
8 148 (14.41%) JavaScript
8 148 (14.41%) Degree
9 146 (14.22%) Project Management
10 145 (14.12%) Test Automation
11 142 (13.83%) SQL
12 135 (13.15%) Windows
13 124 (12.07%) Java
14 121 (11.78%) HTML
15 115 (11.20%) QA
16 104 (10.13%) SAP
17 103 (10.03%) Python
18 97 (9.44%) Retail
19 90 (8.76%) E-Commerce
19 90 (8.76%) Web Services
19 90 (8.76%) jQuery
19 90 (8.76%) Amazon AWS
20 89 (8.67%) CSS
20 89 (8.67%) Linux
21 87 (8.47%) Service Management
21 87 (8.47%) JIRA
22 85 (8.28%) SLA

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 42 (4.09%) Confluence
2 19 (1.85%) NServiceBus
3 17 (1.66%) SharePoint
4 16 (1.56%) Sitefinity
5 10 (0.97%) BizTalk Server
5 10 (0.97%) Elasticsearch
6 6 (0.58%) Apache
6 6 (0.58%) CMS
6 6 (0.58%) IIS
7 5 (0.49%) JBoss
7 5 (0.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 5 (0.49%) Skype for Business
7 5 (0.49%) WebLogic
8 4 (0.39%) Drupal
8 4 (0.39%) MS Exchange
8 4 (0.39%) OpenStack
8 4 (0.39%) SAS
9 3 (0.29%) Apache ServiceMix
10 2 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2010
10 2 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 39 (3.80%) Microsoft Excel
2 32 (3.12%) Microsoft Office
3 11 (1.07%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (0.88%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.58%) Photoshop
6 5 (0.49%) InfoPath
6 5 (0.49%) Microsoft Project
7 2 (0.19%) Maya
8 1 (0.097%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.097%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.097%) InVision
8 1 (0.097%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 17 (1.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (1.46%) Oracle ERP
3 14 (1.36%) SAP S/4HANA
4 8 (0.78%) SAP EWM
5 7 (0.68%) NetSuite
5 7 (0.68%) SAP CO
5 7 (0.68%) SAP FI
5 7 (0.68%) SAP FI/CO
5 7 (0.68%) SAP SCM
6 5 (0.49%) Oracle Applications
6 5 (0.49%) SAP CRM
7 4 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
7 4 (0.39%) Primavera
7 4 (0.39%) SAP Business ByDesign
7 4 (0.39%) SAP HCM
8 3 (0.29%) SAP SD
8 3 (0.29%) SAP WM
9 2 (0.19%) Adobe Campaign
9 2 (0.19%) SAP Hybris
9 2 (0.19%) SAP QM
Cloud Services
1 90 (8.76%) Amazon AWS
2 44 (4.28%) SaaS
3 42 (4.09%) Microsoft Azure
4 39 (3.80%) Office 365
5 24 (2.34%) Cloud Computing
6 14 (1.36%) GitHub
7 12 (1.17%) PaaS
7 12 (1.17%) Slack
8 10 (0.97%) Amazon EC2
8 10 (0.97%) IaaS
9 8 (0.78%) SuccessFactors
10 7 (0.68%) Serverless
11 5 (0.49%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 4 (0.39%) Google Analytics
12 4 (0.39%) Google Cloud Platform
13 3 (0.29%) IBM Blueworks
13 3 (0.29%) npm
14 2 (0.19%) Mimecast
14 2 (0.19%) Yammer
15 1 (0.097%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 25 (2.43%) TCP/IP
2 18 (1.75%) Firewall
2 18 (1.75%) VoIP
3 16 (1.56%) Internet
4 15 (1.46%) DNS
5 14 (1.36%) Broadband
5 14 (1.36%) DHCP
5 14 (1.36%) VPN
6 13 (1.27%) WAN
7 10 (0.97%) LAN
8 8 (0.78%) SAN
8 8 (0.78%) Wi-Fi
9 7 (0.68%) Fibre Channel
9 7 (0.68%) Network Security
9 7 (0.68%) SMS
10 6 (0.58%) HTTP
10 6 (0.58%) Radio Access Network
10 6 (0.58%) VLAN
11 5 (0.49%) Intranet
11 5 (0.49%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 148 (14.41%) SQL Server
2 27 (2.63%) NoSQL
3 25 (2.43%) PostgreSQL
4 18 (1.75%) MySQL
4 18 (1.75%) Relational Database
5 15 (1.46%) Data Warehouse
6 14 (1.36%) Power BI
7 13 (1.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 10 (0.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 8 (0.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 7 (0.68%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 7 (0.68%) SSDT
11 6 (0.58%) BusinessObjects
11 6 (0.58%) Cosmos DB
11 6 (0.58%) SQL Server 2005
12 5 (0.49%) Apache Cassandra
12 5 (0.49%) Big Data
12 5 (0.49%) MariaDB
12 5 (0.49%) MongoDB
13 4 (0.39%) DB2
Development Applications
1 87 (8.47%) JIRA
2 60 (5.84%) Git (software)
3 56 (5.45%) Selenium
4 40 (3.89%) Team Foundation Server
5 38 (3.70%) Cucumber
6 33 (3.21%) Jenkins
7 27 (2.63%) LSMW
8 26 (2.53%) Octopus Deploy
9 23 (2.24%) eCATT
10 19 (1.85%) JUnit
11 18 (1.75%) Subversion
12 17 (1.66%) WebDriver
13 14 (1.36%) Eclipse
14 13 (1.27%) Visual Studio
15 12 (1.17%) Grunt
15 12 (1.17%) MSBuild
16 11 (1.07%) Bitbucket
16 11 (1.07%) JMeter
17 10 (0.97%) HP UFT
17 10 (0.97%) LoadRunner
General
1 197 (19.18%) Finance
2 97 (9.44%) Retail
3 47 (4.58%) Manufacturing
3 47 (4.58%) Publishing
4 33 (3.21%) Billing
5 31 (3.02%) Telecoms
6 24 (2.34%) Marketing
7 19 (1.85%) Games
8 17 (1.66%) Electronics
9 14 (1.36%) Banking
10 13 (1.27%) Legal
11 10 (0.97%) Swedish Language
12 9 (0.88%) Back Office
13 8 (0.78%) Aerospace
13 8 (0.78%) General Ledger
14 6 (0.58%) Automotive
15 5 (0.49%) Advertising
16 4 (0.39%) Local Government
16 4 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
17 2 (0.19%) Arabic Language
Job Titles
1 201 (19.57%) Developer
2 135 (13.15%) Analyst
3 79 (7.69%) Consultant
4 63 (6.13%) Business Analyst
5 60 (5.84%) Senior Developer
6 58 (5.65%) .NET Developer
6 58 (5.65%) Architect
7 55 (5.36%) C# Developer
8 54 (5.26%) IT Manager
9 52 (5.06%) Project Manager
10 48 (4.67%) C# .NET Developer
11 42 (4.09%) Infrastructure Manager
12 36 (3.51%) Technical Leader
13 34 (3.31%) SAP Consultant
14 31 (3.02%) IT Project Manager
15 30 (2.92%) Service Manager
16 29 (2.82%) Development Manager
16 29 (2.82%) Tester
17 28 (2.73%) Applications Developer
18 26 (2.53%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 165 (16.07%) .NET
2 121 (11.78%) HTML
3 90 (8.76%) jQuery
3 90 (8.76%) Web Services
4 89 (8.67%) CSS
5 73 (7.11%) ASP.NET
6 55 (5.36%) REST
7 51 (4.97%) AngularJS
8 43 (4.19%) XML
9 41 (3.99%) HTML5
10 39 (3.80%) .NET Framework
11 34 (3.31%) EDI
12 32 (3.12%) SOAP
13 28 (2.73%) RESTful
13 28 (2.73%) WCF
13 28 (2.73%) WPF
14 27 (2.63%) JSON
14 27 (2.63%) Node.js
15 26 (2.53%) ASP.NET MVC
16 25 (2.43%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 163 (15.87%) Analytical Skills
2 57 (5.55%) Computer Science
3 47 (4.58%) Management Information System
4 42 (4.09%) Data Centre
5 36 (3.51%) Greenfield Project
6 34 (3.31%) Enterprise Software
6 34 (3.31%) iPad
7 32 (3.12%) User Experience
8 20 (1.95%) Fintech
8 20 (1.95%) LIMS
9 18 (1.75%) Security Operations Centre
10 16 (1.56%) Mobile App
11 12 (1.17%) Public Cloud
12 11 (1.07%) Driving Licence
12 11 (1.07%) Virtual Team
13 9 (0.88%) Data Structures
13 9 (0.88%) FMCG
13 9 (0.88%) Spread Betting
14 8 (0.78%) PMI
15 7 (0.68%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 135 (13.15%) Windows
2 89 (8.67%) Linux
3 36 (3.51%) Windows Server
4 34 (3.31%) Unix
5 24 (2.34%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (0.97%) Windows 7
6 10 (0.97%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (0.88%) Windows 10
8 7 (0.68%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (0.49%) Android
9 5 (0.49%) Apple iOS
10 4 (0.39%) AIX
10 4 (0.39%) Solaris
11 3 (0.29%) HPUX
11 3 (0.29%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.19%) Oracle Linux
12 2 (0.19%) zOS
13 1 (0.097%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.097%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.097%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 426 (41.48%) Agile Software Development
2 175 (17.04%) Scrum
3 164 (15.97%) ITIL
4 146 (14.22%) Project Management
5 145 (14.12%) Test Automation
6 90 (8.76%) E-Commerce
7 87 (8.47%) Service Management
8 84 (8.18%) Coaching
8 84 (8.18%) Mentoring
9 82 (7.98%) DevOps
10 78 (7.59%) Continuous Integration
11 75 (7.30%) User Stories
12 74 (7.21%) Microservices
12 74 (7.21%) Stakeholder Management
13 72 (7.01%) TDD
14 69 (6.72%) MVC
15 68 (6.62%) Process Improvement
16 65 (6.33%) Business Analysis
17 64 (6.23%) Software Engineering
18 63 (6.13%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 214 (20.84%) C#
2 148 (14.41%) JavaScript
3 142 (13.83%) SQL
4 124 (12.07%) Java
5 103 (10.03%) Python
6 60 (5.84%) PowerShell
7 52 (5.06%) C
8 43 (4.19%) C++
9 38 (3.70%) Perl
10 35 (3.41%) Bash Shell
11 32 (3.12%) ABAP
12 22 (2.14%) VB.NET
13 20 (1.95%) T-SQL
14 19 (1.85%) Ruby
15 18 (1.75%) PHP
16 14 (1.36%) Shell Script
17 10 (0.97%) PL/SQL
17 10 (0.97%) XPath
17 10 (0.97%) XQuery
18 8 (0.78%) Scala
Qualifications
1 148 (14.41%) Degree
2 35 (3.41%) ITIL Certification
3 33 (3.21%) Security Cleared
4 31 (3.02%) Microsoft Certification
5 30 (2.92%) SC Cleared
6 23 (2.24%) MCP
6 23 (2.24%) MCPD
7 20 (1.95%) ISTQB
8 19 (1.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 18 (1.75%) Computer Science Degree
10 15 (1.46%) Master's Degree
10 15 (1.46%) Six Sigma Green Belt
11 14 (1.36%) CISSP
12 13 (1.27%) Cisco Certification
13 12 (1.17%) PMI Certification
14 11 (1.07%) CISM
14 11 (1.07%) HNC
15 10 (0.97%) ISEB
16 8 (0.78%) AWS Certification
16 8 (0.78%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 115 (11.20%) QA
2 85 (8.28%) SLA
3 29 (2.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 19 (1.85%) PMO
5 10 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 10 (0.97%) SSAE 16
6 9 (0.88%) COBIT
7 8 (0.78%) GDPR
8 7 (0.68%) ISO 9001
9 6 (0.58%) Data Quality
10 4 (0.39%) Cyber Essentials
10 4 (0.39%) ISO 14001
10 4 (0.39%) ISO 9000
11 3 (0.29%) ISO 22301
12 2 (0.19%) GCP
12 2 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 2 (0.19%) PSD2
13 1 (0.097%) PCI DSS
13 1 (0.097%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 1 (0.097%) TickIT
System Software
1 69 (6.72%) Active Directory
2 45 (4.38%) Docker
3 32 (3.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (3.12%) vSphere
4 5 (0.49%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.29%) XenApp
6 3 (0.29%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.19%) ProxySG
7 2 (0.19%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.097%) Firmware
8 1 (0.097%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.097%) NFS
8 1 (0.097%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.097%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 32 (3.12%) SCCM
2 30 (2.92%) Puppet
3 25 (2.43%) Opscode Chef
4 18 (1.75%) Kubernetes
5 17 (1.66%) Ansible
6 5 (0.49%) Microsoft Clustering
7 4 (0.39%) Kibana
7 4 (0.39%) logstash
7 4 (0.39%) WSUS
8 3 (0.29%) SCOM
9 2 (0.19%) Backup Exec
9 2 (0.19%) Terraform
9 2 (0.19%) vCenter Server
10 1 (0.097%) Cisco CUCM
10 1 (0.097%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 1 (0.097%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 1 (0.097%) SCSM
10 1 (0.097%) SolarWinds Orion
10 1 (0.097%) Tivoli
10 1 (0.097%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 197 (19.18%) Microsoft
2 104 (10.13%) SAP
3 47 (4.58%) Cisco
4 43 (4.19%) VMware
5 42 (4.09%) HP
6 37 (3.60%) Oracle
7 33 (3.21%) Sophos
8 17 (1.66%) Intel
9 15 (1.46%) JD Edwards
9 15 (1.46%) PeopleSoft
10 14 (1.36%) Salesforce.com
11 11 (1.07%) Micro Focus
11 11 (1.07%) Palo Alto
11 11 (1.07%) Sage
12 10 (0.97%) Splunk
13 9 (0.88%) Google
14 8 (0.78%) Blue Coat
14 8 (0.78%) Remedy
15 7 (0.68%) Atlassian
15 7 (0.68%) webMethods