Period
to 24 June 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 24 June 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Continual Improvement
England > South East
6 months to
24 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 86 104 119
Rank change year-on-year +18 +15 -36
Permanent jobs citing Continuous Improvement 972 893 798
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 3.69% 2.95% 2.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.05% 3.27% 3.04%
Number of salaries quoted 676 662 606
South East median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +8.70%
10th Percentile £35,375 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £71,250
England median annual salary £54,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +2.86% - +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 23,989 27,270 26,221
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 91.08% 90.03% 89.15%
Number of salaries quoted 19,213 22,680 21,609
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 £28,000 £27,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £70,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +4.17%

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 24 June 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 24 June 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 +5 305 £55,000 +10.00% 18
Hampshire +16 206 £45,000 -13.46% 5
Surrey +32 173 £55,000 - 6
Berkshire +55 162 £58,750 +17.50% 7
East Sussex +40 156 £57,500 +15.00% 7
West Sussex -7 89 £56,600 +13.20% 3
Oxfordshire +6 82 £57,500 +9.52% 6
Buckinghamshire -9 61 £52,500 +16.67% 5
Kent +32 33 £42,500 +13.33% 6
Middlesex - 3 - -
Isle of Wight - 2 £37,500 - 1
Continuous Improvement
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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.

1 530 (54.53%) Agile Software Development
2 225 (23.15%) Finance
3 180 (18.52%) Scrum
4 170 (17.49%) Degree
5 160 (16.46%) Java
6 159 (16.36%) Problem-Solving
7 157 (16.15%) JavaScript
8 155 (15.95%) C#
9 146 (15.02%) ITIL
9 146 (15.02%) TDD
10 138 (14.20%) DevOps
11 137 (14.09%) Project Management
12 135 (13.89%) Git (software)
13 122 (12.55%) SQL
14 120 (12.35%) .NET
15 118 (12.14%) Amazon AWS
16 115 (11.83%) Mentoring
17 114 (11.73%) Microsoft Azure
18 110 (11.32%) QA
18 110 (11.32%) Jenkins
19 107 (11.01%) Microsoft
20 106 (10.91%) Test Automation
21 105 (10.80%) Continuous Integration
22 102 (10.49%) Change Management
23 100 (10.29%) Analytical Skills
24 99 (10.19%) JIRA
24 99 (10.19%) SQL Server
25 94 (9.67%) Service Delivery
25 94 (9.67%) Software Engineering
26 90 (9.26%) Stakeholder 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 47 (4.84%) SharePoint
2 20 (2.06%) Confluence
3 15 (1.54%) Documentum
4 10 (1.03%) BizTalk Server
4 10 (1.03%) Tomcat
5 9 (0.93%) MS Exchange
6 8 (0.82%) Elasticsearch
6 8 (0.82%) SAS
7 6 (0.62%) CICS
7 6 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (0.51%) Apache Spark
8 5 (0.51%) CMS
8 5 (0.51%) IIS
8 5 (0.51%) Umbraco
9 3 (0.31%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.21%) JBoss
10 2 (0.21%) MS Project Server
10 2 (0.21%) nginx
10 2 (0.21%) SAP Portal
10 2 (0.21%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 37 (3.81%) Microsoft Office
2 34 (3.50%) Microsoft Excel
3 16 (1.65%) MS Visio
4 15 (1.54%) Microsoft Project
5 13 (1.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.10%) Notepad++
6 1 (0.10%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 11 (1.13%) SAP HCM
2 10 (1.03%) SAP HR
3 8 (0.82%) SAP ERP
4 6 (0.62%) SAP CO
4 6 (0.62%) SAP FI
4 6 (0.62%) SAP FI/CO
4 6 (0.62%) SAP GTS
4 6 (0.62%) SAP SD
5 5 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
5 5 (0.51%) SAP IS-U
6 3 (0.31%) SAP IBP
6 3 (0.31%) SAP Payroll
7 2 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.21%) Infor M3
7 2 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.21%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 2 (0.21%) SAP CRM
8 1 (0.10%) GoldMine
8 1 (0.10%) SAP PP
8 1 (0.10%) Scribe Insight
Cloud Services
1 118 (12.14%) Amazon AWS
2 114 (11.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 75 (7.72%) SaaS
4 44 (4.53%) PaaS
5 38 (3.91%) Office 365
6 29 (2.98%) IaaS
7 19 (1.95%) Cloud Computing
7 19 (1.95%) SuccessFactors
8 16 (1.65%) Power Platform
9 9 (0.93%) Amazon EC2
9 9 (0.93%) Amazon S3
9 9 (0.93%) Google Cloud Platform
9 9 (0.93%) Salesforce Service Cloud
10 8 (0.82%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
11 6 (0.62%) Azure Stack
11 6 (0.62%) Dynamics 365
11 6 (0.62%) GitHub
12 4 (0.41%) Amazon ECS
13 3 (0.31%) G Suite
13 3 (0.31%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 34 (3.50%) Firewall
2 30 (3.09%) DNS
3 21 (2.16%) HTTP
3 21 (2.16%) Network Security
4 18 (1.85%) DHCP
4 18 (1.85%) Internet
5 15 (1.54%) WAN
6 14 (1.44%) LAN
6 14 (1.44%) TCP/IP
7 10 (1.03%) Link 16
7 10 (1.03%) Link 22
7 10 (1.03%) SAN
7 10 (1.03%) Tactical Data Link
8 9 (0.93%) Broadband
8 9 (0.93%) Wireless
9 7 (0.72%) Cisco ASA
10 6 (0.62%) VLAN
11 4 (0.41%) VoIP
11 4 (0.41%) Wi-Fi
12 3 (0.31%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 99 (10.19%) SQL Server
2 36 (3.70%) Relational Database
3 31 (3.19%) MySQL
4 29 (2.98%) DB2
5 28 (2.88%) Data Warehouse
5 28 (2.88%) MongoDB
6 18 (1.85%) NoSQL
7 15 (1.54%) GIS
7 15 (1.54%) Power BI
8 13 (1.34%) SAP BW
9 12 (1.23%) BusinessObjects
10 10 (1.03%) Azure SQL Database
10 10 (1.03%) Big Data
11 9 (0.93%) Amazon RDS
11 9 (0.93%) DataStage
11 9 (0.93%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
11 9 (0.93%) Lumira
11 9 (0.93%) QlikView
11 9 (0.93%) SAP HANA
11 9 (0.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 135 (13.89%) Git (software)
2 110 (11.32%) Jenkins
3 99 (10.19%) JIRA
4 72 (7.41%) Selenium
5 54 (5.56%) Octopus Deploy
6 45 (4.63%) Team Foundation Server
6 45 (4.63%) TeamCity
7 43 (4.42%) Cucumber
8 39 (4.01%) WebDriver
9 36 (3.70%) Jasmine
10 35 (3.60%) gulp
10 35 (3.60%) Maven
10 35 (3.60%) PostCSS
11 32 (3.29%) Hudson
12 31 (3.19%) Mocha
13 30 (3.09%) Grunt
13 30 (3.09%) JUnit
13 30 (3.09%) Karma Test Runner
14 28 (2.88%) Visual Studio
15 20 (2.06%) LoadRunner
General
1 225 (23.15%) Finance
2 53 (5.45%) Marketing
3 44 (4.53%) Retail
4 35 (3.60%) Telecoms
5 29 (2.98%) Legal
6 17 (1.75%) Aerospace
6 17 (1.75%) Back Office
7 16 (1.65%) Manufacturing
8 15 (1.54%) Financial Institution
9 14 (1.44%) Banking
10 10 (1.03%) Military
11 8 (0.82%) Games
12 7 (0.72%) Electronics
13 6 (0.62%) Avionics
13 6 (0.62%) Law
13 6 (0.62%) Publishing
14 5 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
15 2 (0.21%) Billing
16 1 (0.10%) Dutch Language
16 1 (0.10%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 179 (18.42%) Developer
2 123 (12.65%) Analyst
3 71 (7.30%) Senior Developer
4 58 (5.97%) Project Manager
5 53 (5.45%) .NET Developer
6 50 (5.14%) C# Developer
7 43 (4.42%) Scrum Master
7 43 (4.42%) Software Developer
8 41 (4.22%) Team Leader
9 39 (4.01%) Business Analyst
9 39 (4.01%) IT Manager
10 38 (3.91%) Service Manager
11 37 (3.81%) C# .NET Developer
11 37 (3.81%) Java Developer
12 26 (2.67%) Technical Leader
13 25 (2.57%) Senior Java Developer
13 25 (2.57%) Software Engineer
14 23 (2.37%) Security Manager
15 22 (2.26%) SQL Developer
16 21 (2.16%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 120 (12.35%) .NET
2 75 (7.72%) AngularJS
3 69 (7.10%) Spring
4 62 (6.38%) CSS
4 62 (6.38%) HTML
5 57 (5.86%) React
6 56 (5.76%) ASP.NET
7 44 (4.53%) RESTful
8 41 (4.22%) REST
9 40 (4.12%) ASP.NET MVC
10 38 (3.91%) WCF
11 37 (3.81%) .NET Framework
11 37 (3.81%) HTML5
12 34 (3.50%) LESS
12 34 (3.50%) Sass
13 33 (3.40%) Entity Framework
13 33 (3.40%) XML
14 32 (3.29%) SOAP
14 32 (3.29%) Web Services
15 30 (3.09%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 100 (10.29%) Analytical Skills
2 69 (7.10%) Management Information System
3 67 (6.89%) User Experience
4 35 (3.60%) Self-Motivation
5 23 (2.37%) Virtual Team
6 19 (1.95%) e-Learning
7 17 (1.75%) Data Centre
8 15 (1.54%) Mainframe
9 14 (1.44%) Data Protection Act
10 13 (1.34%) Greenfield Project
10 13 (1.34%) Public Cloud
10 13 (1.34%) Wiki
11 12 (1.23%) CMDB
12 11 (1.13%) Mobile App
13 9 (0.93%) Embedded Systems
13 9 (0.93%) PKI
14 8 (0.82%) Internet of Things
15 7 (0.72%) Client/Server
15 7 (0.72%) Data Structures
16 6 (0.62%) Lidar
Operating Systems
1 86 (8.85%) Linux
2 67 (6.89%) Windows
3 23 (2.37%) Windows Server
4 18 (1.85%) Apple iOS
5 16 (1.65%) Windows 10
6 15 (1.54%) Android
6 15 (1.54%) Windows Server 2012
7 13 (1.34%) Windows 7
7 13 (1.34%) Windows Server 2008
8 12 (1.23%) Unix
9 8 (0.82%) ThreadX
10 7 (0.72%) Windows 8
11 6 (0.62%) zOS
12 5 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (0.51%) VMS
12 5 (0.51%) Windows Server 2003
13 3 (0.31%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.10%) CentOS
14 1 (0.10%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 530 (54.53%) Agile Software Development
2 180 (18.52%) Scrum
3 159 (16.36%) Problem-Solving
4 146 (15.02%) ITIL
4 146 (15.02%) TDD
5 138 (14.20%) DevOps
6 137 (14.09%) Project Management
7 115 (11.83%) Mentoring
8 106 (10.91%) Test Automation
9 105 (10.80%) Continuous Integration
10 102 (10.49%) Change Management
11 94 (9.67%) Service Delivery
11 94 (9.67%) Software Engineering
12 90 (9.26%) SDLC
12 90 (9.26%) Stakeholder Management
13 88 (9.05%) BDD
14 84 (8.64%) Service Management
15 83 (8.54%) MVC
16 82 (8.44%) Business Intelligence
16 82 (8.44%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 160 (16.46%) Java
2 157 (16.15%) JavaScript
3 155 (15.95%) C#
4 122 (12.55%) SQL
5 64 (6.58%) Python
6 56 (5.76%) PowerShell
7 36 (3.70%) C++
8 22 (2.26%) C
9 19 (1.95%) PHP
9 19 (1.95%) TypeScript
10 16 (1.65%) T-SQL
11 13 (1.34%) Bash Shell
12 12 (1.23%) VB.NET
13 10 (1.03%) Lua
13 10 (1.03%) Perl
13 10 (1.03%) VBA
13 10 (1.03%) VBScript
14 8 (0.82%) Apex Code
14 8 (0.82%) Java 8
14 8 (0.82%) SOQL
Qualifications
1 170 (17.49%) Degree
2 84 (8.64%) Security Cleared
3 65 (6.69%) SC Cleared
4 33 (3.40%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 29 (2.98%) Cisco Certification
5 29 (2.98%) Computer Science Degree
6 28 (2.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 27 (2.78%) DV Cleared
8 24 (2.47%) APMP
9 23 (2.37%) CCNP
9 23 (2.37%) ISTQB
10 18 (1.85%) CISSP
10 18 (1.85%) PMI Certification
11 17 (1.75%) ISEB
12 16 (1.65%) PMP
13 15 (1.54%) Six Sigma Green Belt
14 13 (1.34%) CISM
15 11 (1.13%) NCIE
16 10 (1.03%) CCNA
16 10 (1.03%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 110 (11.32%) QA
2 39 (4.01%) SLA
3 33 (3.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 31 (3.19%) GDPR
4 31 (3.19%) WAI
5 23 (2.37%) Data Quality
6 22 (2.26%) PMO
7 16 (1.65%) NIST
8 14 (1.44%) ISO 9001
9 10 (1.03%) COBIT
10 8 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 7 (0.72%) ISO 22301
12 5 (0.51%) GPG13
13 4 (0.41%) HL7
13 4 (0.41%) PCI DSS
14 3 (0.31%) ITGC
14 3 (0.31%) NCSC
14 3 (0.31%) NEBOSH
15 2 (0.21%) COSO
16 1 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 45 (4.63%) Active Directory
2 35 (3.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (2.26%) Docker
4 11 (1.13%) Hyper-V
5 8 (0.82%) Virtual Machines
5 8 (0.82%) Virtual Servers
6 6 (0.62%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (0.51%) DFS Replication
7 5 (0.51%) XenApp
8 4 (0.41%) Virtual Desktop
9 3 (0.31%) Terminal Server
10 2 (0.21%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 2 (0.21%) VMware NSX
11 1 (0.10%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 1 (0.10%) etcd
Systems Management
1 25 (2.57%) Kubernetes
2 20 (2.06%) Puppet
3 18 (1.85%) Terraform
4 14 (1.44%) HP ALM
5 11 (1.13%) HP Quality Center
5 11 (1.13%) Nagios
6 10 (1.03%) Ansible
6 10 (1.03%) Control-M
7 8 (0.82%) SCCM
8 6 (0.62%) Grafana
9 5 (0.51%) Data Guard
9 5 (0.51%) Graphite
9 5 (0.51%) Oracle RMAN
10 4 (0.41%) Kibana
10 4 (0.41%) SCOM
10 4 (0.41%) Single Sign-On
11 3 (0.31%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 3 (0.31%) WSUS
12 2 (0.21%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 2 (0.21%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 107 (11.01%) Microsoft
2 83 (8.54%) SAP
3 74 (7.61%) Oracle
4 46 (4.73%) VMware
5 30 (3.09%) Salesforce.com
6 25 (2.57%) Cisco
7 23 (2.37%) ServiceNow
8 22 (2.26%) Virgin Media
9 20 (2.06%) HP
10 19 (1.95%) Atlassian
11 18 (1.85%) Citrix
12 14 (1.44%) Pardot
12 14 (1.44%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
12 14 (1.44%) Splunk
13 12 (1.23%) NetApp
14 11 (1.13%) Ab Initio
15 10 (1.03%) CA
15 10 (1.03%) Google
15 10 (1.03%) IBM
15 10 (1.03%) Juniper