Period
to 2 July 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 2 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Continual Improvement
England > South East
6 months to
2 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 66 85 102
Rank change year-on-year +19 +17 +18
Permanent jobs citing Continuous Improvement 554 974 914
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 3.97% 3.66% 2.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.36% 4.00% 3.30%
Number of salaries quoted 451 681 715
Median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% +10.00% -
10th Percentile £35,000 £35,500 £31,875
90th Percentile £80,000 £75,250 £75,600
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £53,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% -0.94% +0.95%

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 12,720 24,330 27,672
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 91.24% 91.39% 90.22%
Number of salaries quoted 10,257 19,559 23,021
Median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,250 £28,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £70,000
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 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 2 July 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 2 July 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 +24 194 £62,500 +8.70% 18
Hampshire +16 114 £55,000 +22.22% 11
Berkshire +29 104 £65,000 +6.12% 10
Surrey +18 89 £65,000 +18.18% 12
East Sussex -9 72 £40,000 -30.43% 3
West Sussex +35 71 £57,500 +1.59% 3
Buckinghamshire +32 47 £60,000 +14.29% 2
Oxfordshire +1 44 £48,240 -16.11% 6
Kent +19 14 £51,500 +21.18% 3
Middlesex +8 2 £50,000 -
Continuous Improvement
England

For the 6 months to 2 July 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.

1 225 (40.61%) Agile Software Development
2 143 (25.81%) Finance
3 138 (24.91%) Microsoft
4 113 (20.40%) Azure
5 98 (17.69%) Scrum
5 98 (17.69%) C#
6 95 (17.15%) Problem-Solving
7 93 (16.79%) QA
8 89 (16.06%) .NET
9 86 (15.52%) Degree
10 85 (15.34%) JavaScript
11 83 (14.98%) SQL
12 80 (14.44%) DevOps
13 76 (13.72%) Test Automation
14 75 (13.54%) SQL Server
14 75 (13.54%) Windows
14 75 (13.54%) Linux
15 65 (11.73%) Project Management
16 64 (11.55%) Git (software)
17 63 (11.37%) Python
18 61 (11.01%) Project Delivery
19 60 (10.83%) MVC
20 59 (10.65%) Analytical Skills
21 56 (10.11%) AWS
22 53 (9.57%) HTML
23 52 (9.39%) Software Engineering
23 52 (9.39%) SaaS
24 48 (8.66%) Mentoring
24 48 (8.66%) CSS
25 44 (7.94%) ASP.NET

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 12 (2.17%) Umbraco
2 11 (1.99%) SharePoint
3 10 (1.81%) CMS
4 9 (1.62%) CICS
4 9 (1.62%) Confluence
5 8 (1.44%) WebSphere
6 7 (1.26%) IIS
6 7 (1.26%) JBoss
7 6 (1.08%) BizTalk Server
7 6 (1.08%) OpenStack
8 4 (0.72%) Orchard CMS
9 3 (0.54%) MS Exchange
9 3 (0.54%) WebSphere Application Server
10 2 (0.36%) Apache ServiceMix
10 2 (0.36%) EPiServer
10 2 (0.36%) Red Hat Fuse
10 2 (0.36%) Sitecore CMS
10 2 (0.36%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.18%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.18%) nginx
Applications
1 24 (4.33%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (2.17%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (1.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.72%) InVision
4 4 (0.72%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (0.72%) OmniGraffle
4 4 (0.72%) Photoshop
4 4 (0.72%) Sketch
5 1 (0.18%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.18%) CPLEX
5 1 (0.18%) InDesign
5 1 (0.18%) MicroStation
5 1 (0.18%) Revit
Business Applications
1 14 (2.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.54%) NetSuite
2 3 (0.54%) SAP PM
3 2 (0.36%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.18%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.18%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 113 (20.40%) Azure
2 56 (10.11%) AWS
3 52 (9.39%) SaaS
4 28 (5.05%) Office 365
5 15 (2.71%) PaaS
6 13 (2.35%) IaaS
6 13 (2.35%) Serverless
7 12 (2.17%) Logic Apps
8 11 (1.99%) Dynamics 365
9 10 (1.81%) Power Platform
10 9 (1.62%) GCP
11 8 (1.44%) AWS Lambda
11 8 (1.44%) Loggly
12 6 (1.08%) Azure Active Directory
13 5 (0.90%) AWS Fargate
13 5 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
13 5 (0.90%) OpenShift
14 4 (0.72%) Adobe Creative Cloud
14 4 (0.72%) BlazeMeter
14 4 (0.72%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 30 (5.42%) Firewall
2 22 (3.97%) WAN
3 20 (3.61%) DNS
4 19 (3.43%) DHCP
5 16 (2.89%) LAN
6 14 (2.53%) VoIP
7 12 (2.17%) VPN
8 10 (1.81%) Skype
9 9 (1.62%) NetScaler
10 8 (1.44%) Cisco ASA
10 8 (1.44%) Network Security
10 8 (1.44%) Wi-Fi
11 7 (1.26%) TCP/IP
12 6 (1.08%) HTTP
12 6 (1.08%) MPLS
13 5 (0.90%) WLAN
14 4 (0.72%) Broadband
14 4 (0.72%) SAN
14 4 (0.72%) SNMP
14 4 (0.72%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (13.54%) SQL Server
2 18 (3.25%) Big Data
3 16 (2.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 15 (2.71%) PostgreSQL
5 14 (2.53%) NoSQL
6 13 (2.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 12 (2.17%) Relational Database
7 12 (2.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 10 (1.81%) Data Lake
8 10 (1.81%) Data Warehouse
8 10 (1.81%) DB2
9 9 (1.62%) Power BI
10 8 (1.44%) Azure SQL Database
10 8 (1.44%) MySQL
10 8 (1.44%) Redis
11 7 (1.26%) Cosmos DB
12 6 (1.08%) Apache Cassandra
13 5 (0.90%) Neo4j
14 4 (0.72%) MongoDB
14 4 (0.72%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 64 (11.55%) Git (software)
2 39 (7.04%) Jenkins
3 28 (5.05%) JIRA
4 21 (3.79%) Selenium
5 19 (3.43%) JMeter
6 16 (2.89%) Octopus Deploy
6 16 (2.89%) TeamCity
7 13 (2.35%) CircleCI
8 10 (1.81%) SpecFlow
9 9 (1.62%) gulp
9 9 (1.62%) Jasmine
9 9 (1.62%) Subversion
10 8 (1.44%) Babel
10 8 (1.44%) webpack
11 7 (1.26%) JUnit
11 7 (1.26%) Postman
12 5 (0.90%) HP UFT
12 5 (0.90%) LoadRunner
12 5 (0.90%) Visual Studio
13 4 (0.72%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 143 (25.81%) Finance
2 28 (5.05%) Telecoms
3 17 (3.07%) Aerospace
3 17 (3.07%) Games
3 17 (3.07%) Marketing
4 16 (2.89%) Retail
5 15 (2.71%) Legal
6 10 (1.81%) Law
7 9 (1.62%) Military
8 8 (1.44%) Back Office
8 8 (1.44%) Manufacturing
9 5 (0.90%) Banking
10 4 (0.72%) Automotive
11 3 (0.54%) Local Government
12 1 (0.18%) Billing
12 1 (0.18%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 106 (19.13%) Developer
2 39 (7.04%) .NET Developer
3 38 (6.86%) Analyst
4 34 (6.14%) Senior Developer
5 33 (5.96%) Scrum Master
6 27 (4.87%) Architect
7 22 (3.97%) Software Engineer
8 21 (3.79%) C# Developer
8 21 (3.79%) DevOps Engineer
9 20 (3.61%) Consultant
9 20 (3.61%) Designer
10 19 (3.43%) C# .NET Developer
11 17 (3.07%) Administrator
12 15 (2.71%) Applications Specialist
12 15 (2.71%) IT Manager
12 15 (2.71%) Senior Software Engineer
12 15 (2.71%) Test Engineer
13 13 (2.35%) Service Manager
13 13 (2.35%) UX Designer
14 11 (1.99%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (16.06%) .NET
2 53 (9.57%) HTML
3 48 (8.66%) CSS
4 44 (7.94%) ASP.NET
5 31 (5.60%) REST
5 31 (5.60%) XML
6 28 (5.05%) jQuery
7 27 (4.87%) AngularJS
8 26 (4.69%) ASP.NET MVC
9 23 (4.15%) .NET Framework
10 22 (3.97%) ASP.NET Web API
10 22 (3.97%) React
11 21 (3.79%) Web Services
12 20 (3.61%) RESTful
13 18 (3.25%) HTML5
13 18 (3.25%) Node.js
14 17 (3.07%) JSON
15 15 (2.71%) Entity Framework
15 15 (2.71%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 12 (2.17%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 59 (10.65%) Analytical Skills
2 42 (7.58%) User Experience
3 30 (5.42%) Management Information System
4 27 (4.87%) Data Centre
5 16 (2.89%) CMDB
5 16 (2.89%) Enterprise Software
6 15 (2.71%) Linux Command Line
6 15 (2.71%) Mainframe
7 13 (2.35%) Public Cloud
8 12 (2.17%) Self-Motivation
8 12 (2.17%) Virtual Team
9 9 (1.62%) e-Learning
9 9 (1.62%) Wiki
10 7 (1.26%) Clustering
11 6 (1.08%) Data Structures
12 5 (0.90%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 5 (0.90%) Greenfield Project
12 5 (0.90%) Hybrid Cloud
12 5 (0.90%) IBM Mainframe
12 5 (0.90%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 75 (13.54%) Linux
1 75 (13.54%) Windows
2 29 (5.23%) Windows 10
2 29 (5.23%) Windows Server
3 28 (5.05%) Unix
4 15 (2.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 15 (2.71%) Windows 7
5 11 (1.99%) Windows Server 2016
6 8 (1.44%) AIX
6 8 (1.44%) Android
6 8 (1.44%) VMS
6 8 (1.44%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (0.90%) Apple iOS
8 4 (0.72%) CentOS
8 4 (0.72%) Mac OS
8 4 (0.72%) Solaris
8 4 (0.72%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (0.72%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (0.54%) Windows Server 2019
10 2 (0.36%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 225 (40.61%) Agile Software Development
2 98 (17.69%) Scrum
3 95 (17.15%) Problem-Solving
4 80 (14.44%) DevOps
5 76 (13.72%) Test Automation
6 65 (11.73%) Project Management
7 61 (11.01%) Project Delivery
8 60 (10.83%) MVC
9 52 (9.39%) Software Engineering
10 48 (8.66%) Mentoring
11 43 (7.76%) Unit Testing
12 42 (7.58%) Continuous Integration
13 41 (7.40%) Service Delivery
14 40 (7.22%) Coaching
15 39 (7.04%) Kanban
15 39 (7.04%) TDD
16 38 (6.86%) Root Cause Analysis
17 37 (6.68%) Change Management
18 33 (5.96%) Service Management
19 30 (5.42%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 98 (17.69%) C#
2 85 (15.34%) JavaScript
3 83 (14.98%) SQL
4 63 (11.37%) Python
5 37 (6.68%) Java
6 31 (5.60%) PowerShell
7 26 (4.69%) Bash Shell
7 26 (4.69%) C
8 16 (2.89%) Perl
8 16 (2.89%) T-SQL
9 13 (2.35%) C++
10 12 (2.17%) TypeScript
11 11 (1.99%) VB
12 9 (1.62%) Assembly Language
13 8 (1.44%) Ada
13 8 (1.44%) R
14 7 (1.26%) COBOL
14 7 (1.26%) VBScript
15 6 (1.08%) VB.NET
15 6 (1.08%) XAML
Qualifications
1 86 (15.52%) Degree
2 20 (3.61%) Security Cleared
3 14 (2.53%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (1.99%) ISTQB
5 10 (1.81%) ISEB
6 9 (1.62%) DBS Check
7 8 (1.44%) APMP
7 8 (1.44%) CCNP
8 7 (1.26%) PMP
9 6 (1.08%) JNCIP
9 6 (1.08%) JNCIS
9 6 (1.08%) PMI Certification
9 6 (1.08%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 5 (0.90%) CCNA
10 5 (0.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 4 (0.72%) CISSP
11 4 (0.72%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (0.72%) MCSE
11 4 (0.72%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (0.72%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 93 (16.79%) QA
2 27 (4.87%) SLA
3 21 (3.79%) GDPR
4 14 (2.53%) PCI DSS
5 10 (1.81%) PMO
6 7 (1.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (0.72%) Cyber Essentials
7 4 (0.72%) ISO 13485
8 3 (0.54%) NCSC
9 2 (0.36%) Data Quality
9 2 (0.36%) NEBOSH
9 2 (0.36%) NIST
9 2 (0.36%) P3O
10 1 (0.18%) IFRS
10 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 1 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.18%) WAI
System Software
1 37 (6.68%) Active Directory
1 37 (6.68%) Docker
2 21 (3.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (2.71%) vSphere
4 6 (1.08%) RACF
5 5 (0.90%) ACF2
5 5 (0.90%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (0.72%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (0.72%) XenApp
7 2 (0.36%) DFS Replication
7 2 (0.36%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.36%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.18%) Firmware
8 1 (0.18%) Job Entry Subsystem
8 1 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.18%) Postfix
8 1 (0.18%) Time Sharing Option
8 1 (0.18%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 33 (5.96%) Kubernetes
2 17 (3.07%) Ansible
3 13 (2.35%) SCCM
4 10 (1.81%) BMC PATROL
5 9 (1.62%) Terraform
6 8 (1.44%) Puppet
7 5 (0.90%) Red Hat Satellite
7 5 (0.90%) Single Sign-On
8 4 (0.72%) Cisco CUCM
8 4 (0.72%) SELinux
8 4 (0.72%) Stealthwatch
9 3 (0.54%) FortiGate
9 3 (0.54%) Istio
9 3 (0.54%) Microsoft Intune
9 3 (0.54%) vCenter Server
10 2 (0.36%) AirWatch
10 2 (0.36%) Control-M
10 2 (0.36%) logstash
10 2 (0.36%) Nessus
10 2 (0.36%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 138 (24.91%) Microsoft
2 30 (5.42%) Cisco
3 26 (4.69%) VMware
4 21 (3.79%) SAP
5 19 (3.43%) Red Hat
6 16 (2.89%) HP
7 13 (2.35%) Citrix
7 13 (2.35%) Xamarin
8 12 (2.17%) Google
8 12 (2.17%) Juniper
9 10 (1.81%) BT
9 10 (1.81%) Oracle
10 9 (1.62%) 3PAR
10 9 (1.62%) SolarWinds
10 9 (1.62%) Virgin Media
11 8 (1.44%) Intel
11 8 (1.44%) New Relic
11 8 (1.44%) Salesforce.com
11 8 (1.44%) Symantec
12 7 (1.26%) IBM