Period
to 18 January 2022

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 18 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Continual Improvement
England > South East
6 months to
18 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 45 99 79
Rank change year-on-year +54 -20 +6
Permanent jobs citing Continuous Improvement 996 310 821
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 5.62% 3.15% 3.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.06% 3.44% 3.90%
Number of salaries quoted 512 196 543
10th Percentile £36,824 £37,000 £37,600
25th Percentile £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% - -
75th Percentile £72,500 £66,985 £66,250
90th Percentile £86,250 £78,750 £81,250
England median annual salary £60,000 £58,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +3.45% +5.45% -

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 16,426 9,010 21,067
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 92.68% 91.70% 91.04%
Number of salaries quoted 11,266 7,294 17,165
10th Percentile £32,000 £31,250 £29,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £40,000 £37,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
75th Percentile £68,750 £65,000 £63,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £76,250
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +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 18 January 2022.

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 18 January 2022. 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 +30 304 £55,000 -8.33% 51
Surrey +44 279 £62,500 +25.00% 33
Hampshire +15 226 £55,000 +15.79% 13
Berkshire +19 139 £53,750 -10.42% 29
Buckinghamshire +13 89 £57,500 +15.00% 13
Oxfordshire +19 81 £57,000 -8.80% 9
West Sussex +45 77 £60,750 -6.54% 15
Kent -7 53 £55,000 +28.65% 15
East Sussex -5 43 £50,000 -20.10% 2
Sussex - 11 £35,000 -
Middlesex - 3 - -
Home Counties - 1 - -
Continuous Improvement
England

For the 6 months to 18 January 2022, 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.

1 648 (65.06%) Agile Software Development
2 405 (40.66%) Social Skills
3 266 (26.71%) Azure
4 260 (26.10%) DevOps
5 257 (25.80%) Degree
6 221 (22.19%) Microsoft
7 212 (21.29%) Finance
8 202 (20.28%) Analytics
9 201 (20.18%) Risk Management
10 191 (19.18%) Scrum
11 179 (17.97%) Software Engineering
12 168 (16.87%) Python
13 145 (14.56%) Java
14 139 (13.96%) JavaScript
15 137 (13.76%) C#
15 137 (13.76%) AWS
16 129 (12.95%) Analytical Skills
17 126 (12.65%) SDLC
18 120 (12.05%) Coaching
19 118 (11.85%) Problem-Solving
20 116 (11.65%) Git (software)
21 114 (11.45%) PowerShell
22 113 (11.35%) Mentoring
23 109 (10.94%) Data Analytics
24 108 (10.84%) Serverless
25 107 (10.74%) Cybersecurity
26 105 (10.54%) Kanban
26 105 (10.54%) TDD
27 102 (10.24%) .NET
28 101 (10.14%) Project Management

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 35 (3.51%) Confluence
2 29 (2.91%) Apache
3 20 (2.01%) Apache Airflow
4 16 (1.61%) MS Exchange
5 12 (1.20%) Apache Spark
5 12 (1.20%) Elasticsearch
6 11 (1.10%) SharePoint
7 9 (0.90%) WordPress
8 8 (0.80%) SAS
9 7 (0.70%) Appian
9 7 (0.70%) CMS
10 6 (0.60%) GemFire
11 4 (0.40%) JBoss
11 4 (0.40%) Tomcat
11 4 (0.40%) WebLogic
12 3 (0.30%) Cloud Foundry
13 2 (0.20%) IIS
13 2 (0.20%) SAP EP
14 1 (0.10%) ArcGIS
14 1 (0.10%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 34 (3.41%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (1.20%) Microsoft Office
3 11 (1.10%) Windchill
4 10 (1.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 8 (0.80%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (0.50%) Adobe Illustrator
6 5 (0.50%) Microsoft Project
6 5 (0.50%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.30%) Chatbot
7 3 (0.30%) MS Visio
7 3 (0.30%) Sketch
8 1 (0.10%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.10%) PTC Creo
8 1 (0.10%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 21 (2.11%) Sentinel
2 11 (1.10%) SAP S/4HANA
3 8 (0.80%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 4 (0.40%) Primavera
4 4 (0.40%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 3 (0.30%) SAP BPC
6 2 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.20%) PeopleSoft HCM
6 2 (0.20%) SAP APO
6 2 (0.20%) SAP CRM
6 2 (0.20%) SAP HR
6 2 (0.20%) SAP PP
7 1 (0.10%) Magento
7 1 (0.10%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.10%) SAP CAR
7 1 (0.10%) SAP PLM
7 1 (0.10%) SAP SCM
7 1 (0.10%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 266 (26.71%) Azure
2 137 (13.76%) AWS
3 108 (10.84%) Serverless
4 70 (7.03%) SaaS
5 66 (6.63%) Azure Monitor
6 65 (6.53%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 65 (6.53%) AWS Lambda
7 63 (6.33%) GitHub
8 52 (5.22%) Power Platform
9 51 (5.12%) GitHub Actions
10 50 (5.02%) Amazon S3
10 50 (5.02%) AWS CloudTrail
11 46 (4.62%) Azure Functions
12 45 (4.52%) Azure Event Grid
12 45 (4.52%) Azure Synapse Analytics
13 42 (4.22%) Microsoft 365
14 39 (3.92%) Azure Data Factory
15 38 (3.82%) Azure Cosmos DB
15 38 (3.82%) Azure Service Bus
16 33 (3.31%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 57 (5.72%) Cisco IPT
2 51 (5.12%) Firewall
3 24 (2.41%) Kerberos
4 15 (1.51%) LAN
4 15 (1.51%) WAN
5 12 (1.20%) Network Security
6 9 (0.90%) Wi-Fi
6 9 (0.90%) WLAN
7 8 (0.80%) MQTT
8 7 (0.70%) PPP
8 7 (0.70%) SD-WAN
9 6 (0.60%) DNS
9 6 (0.60%) TCP/IP
9 6 (0.60%) Unified Communications
9 6 (0.60%) VPN
10 5 (0.50%) Radio Access Network
11 4 (0.40%) 5G
11 4 (0.40%) Internet
11 4 (0.40%) SSL
12 3 (0.30%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (8.63%) Big Data
2 64 (6.43%) Data Lake
3 43 (4.32%) Power BI
4 37 (3.71%) Data Warehouse
5 33 (3.31%) Amazon RDS
6 31 (3.11%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 30 (3.01%) Amazon Redshift
7 30 (3.01%) Electronic Patient Records
8 29 (2.91%) Amazon Athena
9 26 (2.61%) Relational Database
10 25 (2.51%) SQL Server
11 16 (1.61%) MySQL
11 16 (1.61%) Tableau
12 13 (1.31%) PostgreSQL
13 9 (0.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 8 (0.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 7 (0.70%) Hadoop
16 6 (0.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 5 (0.50%) Data Mining
17 5 (0.50%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 116 (11.65%) Git (software)
2 62 (6.22%) JIRA
3 48 (4.82%) Jenkins
4 30 (3.01%) TeamCity
5 28 (2.81%) Maven
5 28 (2.81%) Octopus Deploy
6 20 (2.01%) Bitbucket
7 10 (1.00%) Eclipse
8 9 (0.90%) kappa
8 9 (0.90%) webpack
9 8 (0.80%) Cucumber
9 8 (0.80%) Cypress.io
9 8 (0.80%) JUnit
9 8 (0.80%) Rational DOORS
9 8 (0.80%) Visual Studio Team System
10 7 (0.70%) GoogleTest
10 7 (0.70%) Gradle
10 7 (0.70%) Selenium
10 7 (0.70%) Sonatype Nexus
10 7 (0.70%) Valgrind
General
1 405 (40.66%) Social Skills
2 212 (21.29%) Finance
3 129 (12.95%) Analytical Skills
4 59 (5.92%) Inclusion and Diversity
4 59 (5.92%) Marketing
5 54 (5.42%) Influencing Skills
5 54 (5.42%) Law
6 53 (5.32%) Banking
7 50 (5.02%) Telecoms
8 47 (4.72%) Manufacturing
9 42 (4.22%) Legal
10 26 (2.61%) Retail
11 25 (2.51%) Public Sector
12 24 (2.41%) Electronics
13 21 (2.11%) Organisational Skills
13 21 (2.11%) Presentation Skills
14 13 (1.31%) Games
15 11 (1.10%) Automotive
16 9 (0.90%) Military
17 8 (0.80%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 113 (11.35%) Software Engineer
2 111 (11.14%) Analyst
2 111 (11.14%) Developer
3 93 (9.34%) Security Engineer
4 61 (6.12%) Scrum Master
5 60 (6.02%) Cloud Engineer
6 58 (5.82%) Data Engineer
7 57 (5.72%) Senior Software Engineer
8 50 (5.02%) Senior Security Engineer
9 49 (4.92%) Senior Cloud Engineer
10 48 (4.82%) Senior Data Engineer
11 42 (4.22%) IT Manager
12 39 (3.92%) Senior Developer
13 35 (3.51%) Architect
14 34 (3.41%) Cybersecurity Engineer
15 33 (3.31%) Azure Engineer
16 31 (3.11%) Designer
17 30 (3.01%) Software Developer
18 29 (2.91%) Senior Analyst
19 27 (2.71%) Agile Coach
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 102 (10.24%) .NET
2 65 (6.53%) HTML
2 65 (6.53%) React
3 53 (5.32%) Web Services
4 52 (5.22%) CSS
5 50 (5.02%) Kafka
6 48 (4.82%) JSON
7 45 (4.52%) XML
8 41 (4.12%) REST
9 36 (3.61%) HTML5
9 36 (3.61%) RESTful
10 33 (3.31%) Spring Boot
11 28 (2.81%) CSS3
12 23 (2.31%) JavaFX
12 23 (2.31%) Swing
13 20 (2.01%) ActiveMQ
14 18 (1.81%) .NET Framework
15 15 (1.51%) .NET Core
15 15 (1.51%) Spring
16 13 (1.31%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 59 (5.92%) User Experience
2 48 (4.82%) Algorithms
3 42 (4.22%) Management Information System
4 35 (3.51%) Self-Motivation
5 31 (3.11%) Greenfield Project
6 28 (2.81%) Virtual Team
7 17 (1.71%) Data Centre
8 14 (1.41%) Life Science
8 14 (1.41%) Renewable Energy
9 13 (1.31%) Cloud Native
9 13 (1.31%) Robotics
10 10 (1.00%) CMDB
10 10 (1.00%) Cyberattack
10 10 (1.00%) Smartphone
11 9 (0.90%) Legacy Systems
12 7 (0.70%) CAN bus
12 7 (0.70%) Data Structures
12 7 (0.70%) iPad
12 7 (0.70%) Photography
13 6 (0.60%) Augmented Reality
Operating Systems
1 88 (8.84%) Windows
2 69 (6.93%) Linux
3 23 (2.31%) Android
4 22 (2.21%) Mac OS
5 20 (2.01%) Apple iOS
6 10 (1.00%) Unix
7 7 (0.70%) Debian
7 7 (0.70%) Embedded Linux
8 5 (0.50%) Windows Server
9 3 (0.30%) Check Point GAiA
9 3 (0.30%) VMS
9 3 (0.30%) Windows 10
10 2 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.10%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.10%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.10%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.10%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 648 (65.06%) Agile Software Development
2 260 (26.10%) DevOps
3 202 (20.28%) Analytics
4 201 (20.18%) Risk Management
5 191 (19.18%) Scrum
6 179 (17.97%) Software Engineering
7 126 (12.65%) SDLC
8 120 (12.05%) Coaching
9 118 (11.85%) Problem-Solving
10 113 (11.35%) Mentoring
11 109 (10.94%) Data Analytics
12 107 (10.74%) Cybersecurity
13 105 (10.54%) Kanban
13 105 (10.54%) TDD
14 101 (10.14%) Project Management
15 96 (9.64%) ITIL
16 89 (8.94%) Change Management
17 81 (8.13%) Service Management
18 78 (7.83%) Computer Science
19 77 (7.73%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 168 (16.87%) Python
2 145 (14.56%) Java
3 139 (13.96%) JavaScript
4 137 (13.76%) C#
5 114 (11.45%) PowerShell
6 79 (7.93%) SQL
7 68 (6.83%) Bash
8 60 (6.02%) C
9 57 (5.72%) Scala
10 52 (5.22%) C++
11 26 (2.61%) Ruby
12 25 (2.51%) Java 8
13 24 (2.41%) Perl
14 22 (2.21%) VB
15 17 (1.71%) PHP
16 13 (1.31%) TypeScript
17 8 (0.80%) Ada
17 8 (0.80%) Ada 95
17 8 (0.80%) R
17 8 (0.80%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 257 (25.80%) Degree
2 97 (9.74%) CISSP
3 66 (6.63%) Cisco Certification
4 57 (5.72%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 40 (4.02%) CISM
6 37 (3.71%) CRISC
7 35 (3.51%) AWS Certification
7 35 (3.51%) Computer Science Degree
8 28 (2.81%) ISEB
9 25 (2.51%) Master's Degree
10 24 (2.41%) CISA
11 22 (2.21%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 21 (2.11%) GCFA
12 21 (2.11%) GCFE
12 21 (2.11%) GCIA
12 21 (2.11%) GCIH
12 21 (2.11%) SANS
13 16 (1.61%) Security Cleared
14 15 (1.51%) SC Cleared
15 13 (1.31%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (4.82%) QA
2 31 (3.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 22 (2.21%) GDPR
4 21 (2.11%) ITGC
5 20 (2.01%) ISO 9001
6 19 (1.91%) Data Quality
7 13 (1.31%) SLA
8 9 (0.90%) Accessibility
8 9 (0.90%) Cyber Essentials
8 9 (0.90%) PMO
9 8 (0.80%) Def Stans
9 8 (0.80%) NIST
9 8 (0.80%) PCI DSS
10 7 (0.70%) COBIT
11 6 (0.60%) GRC
12 3 (0.30%) IEC 61508
12 3 (0.30%) IEC 62304
12 3 (0.30%) ISO 26262
12 3 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 2 (0.20%) NEBOSH
System Software
1 65 (6.53%) Docker
2 17 (1.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (1.41%) Active Directory
4 6 (0.60%) Firmware
5 3 (0.30%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 3 (0.30%) HDFS
6 2 (0.20%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.20%) vSphere
7 1 (0.10%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.10%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 57 (5.72%) Terraform
2 53 (5.32%) Kubernetes
3 49 (4.92%) Ansible
4 11 (1.10%) Puppet
5 10 (1.00%) Opscode Chef
6 8 (0.80%) PTC Integrity
7 7 (0.70%) Apache Brooklyn
8 5 (0.50%) SCCM
9 4 (0.40%) Istio
9 4 (0.40%) Microsoft Intune
9 4 (0.40%) Prometheus
9 4 (0.40%) Single Sign-On
10 3 (0.30%) FortiGate
10 3 (0.30%) Kibana
10 3 (0.30%) logstash
11 2 (0.20%) HockeyApp
11 2 (0.20%) vCenter Server
12 1 (0.10%) Avamar
12 1 (0.10%) Grafana
12 1 (0.10%) vRealize
Vendors
1 221 (22.19%) Microsoft
2 75 (7.53%) Databricks
3 42 (4.22%) SAP
4 25 (2.51%) Xceptor
5 23 (2.31%) VMware
6 22 (2.21%) Salesforce.com
7 19 (1.91%) Cisco
8 18 (1.81%) Adobe
9 17 (1.71%) Informatica
10 16 (1.61%) Apple
10 16 (1.61%) ServiceNow
10 16 (1.61%) Workday
11 15 (1.51%) Remedy
12 14 (1.41%) Oracle
13 13 (1.31%) Sophos
14 11 (1.10%) Google
14 11 (1.10%) PTC
15 10 (1.00%) EMC
16 9 (0.90%) CheckPoint
17 8 (0.80%) Sparx