Period
to

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 12 August 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Continual Improvement
England > South East
6 months to
12 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 41 73 80
Rank change year-on-year +32 +7 +5
Permanent jobs citing Continuous Improvement 1,331 724 393
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 6.15% 4.37% 3.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.49% 4.66% 3.94%
Number of salaries quoted 552 407 322
10th Percentile £33,050 £32,500 £36,250
25th Percentile £43,688 £42,500 £43,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% -4.35% +5.99%
75th Percentile £70,813 £70,000 £68,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £80,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -

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 20,506 15,543 9,971
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 94.77% 93.72% 92.26%
Number of salaries quoted 11,719 10,922 8,172
10th Percentile £31,250 £32,500 £31,250
25th Percentile £41,250 £40,000 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,875
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +3.19% +1.75%
75th Percentile £71,250 £66,250 £65,000
90th Percentile £83,750 £78,750 £76,250
England median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +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 12 August 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 12 August 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
Jobs
Thames Valley +43 464 £65,000 +18.18% 63
Surrey +14 290 £55,000 -8.33% 20
Hampshire +41 265 £57,500 +15.00% 18
Berkshire +51 204 £67,500 +22.73% 24
Buckinghamshire +18 178 £60,000 +9.09% 35
West Sussex +31 174 £57,500 -6.12% 14
Oxfordshire +12 89 £60,000 +20.00% 4
Kent -20 69 £57,500 +88.52% 9
East Sussex -6 58 £55,000 +10.00% 4
Sussex -8 10 £52,000 +15.56%
Middlesex - 2 - - 1
Home Counties - 1 £26,000 -
Continuous Improvement
England

For the 6 months to 12 August 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.

1 522 (39.22%) Agile
2 499 (37.49%) Social Skills
3 446 (33.51%) Finance
4 420 (31.56%) Degree
5 323 (24.27%) Problem-Solving
6 262 (19.68%) Microsoft
7 241 (18.11%) Legal
8 212 (15.93%) Analytical Skills
9 208 (15.63%) Project Management
10 202 (15.18%) Project Delivery
11 201 (15.10%) Stakeholder Management
12 189 (14.20%) Software Engineering
13 186 (13.97%) Azure
14 183 (13.75%) Analytics
15 179 (13.45%) ITIL
16 168 (12.62%) DevOps
17 165 (12.40%) Scrum
18 150 (11.27%) Risk Management
19 149 (11.19%) Coaching
20 148 (11.12%) Mentoring
21 147 (11.04%) Business Case
22 138 (10.37%) C
23 132 (9.92%) Decision-Making
24 129 (9.69%) Influencing Skills
25 128 (9.62%) Process Improvement
26 127 (9.54%) SQL
27 121 (9.09%) Microsoft Excel
27 121 (9.09%) Inclusion and Diversity
28 120 (9.02%) Python
29 118 (8.87%) Service 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 21 (1.58%) MS Exchange
2 19 (1.43%) ArcGIS
3 15 (1.13%) GemFire
4 14 (1.05%) Apache
4 14 (1.05%) SharePoint
5 10 (0.75%) SAS
6 6 (0.45%) Drupal
7 5 (0.38%) Umbraco
8 4 (0.30%) CMS
8 4 (0.30%) ThingWorx
9 3 (0.23%) Confluence
10 1 (0.075%) Apache Spark
10 1 (0.075%) Appian
10 1 (0.075%) OpenStack
Applications
1 121 (9.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 85 (6.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 66 (4.96%) Microsoft Project
4 53 (3.98%) Microsoft Office
5 11 (0.83%) MS Visio
6 8 (0.60%) 3ds Max
7 4 (0.30%) Windchill
8 1 (0.075%) Adobe XD
8 1 (0.075%) Blender
8 1 (0.075%) Campfire
8 1 (0.075%) Maya
8 1 (0.075%) ProjectWise
8 1 (0.075%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 18 (1.35%) Magento
2 9 (0.68%) SAP S/4HANA
3 8 (0.60%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.23%) Payment Gateway
4 3 (0.23%) SAP Business One
5 2 (0.15%) NetSuite
5 2 (0.15%) PeopleSoft HCM
5 2 (0.15%) SAP HR
5 2 (0.15%) SAP MM
5 2 (0.15%) SAP SD
5 2 (0.15%) Visualfiles
6 1 (0.075%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.075%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (0.075%) Primavera
6 1 (0.075%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.075%) SAP EWM
6 1 (0.075%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.075%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.075%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 186 (13.97%) Azure
2 97 (7.29%) AWS
3 77 (5.79%) Microsoft 365
4 69 (5.18%) Azure DevOps
5 41 (3.08%) Power Platform
6 39 (2.93%) GitHub
6 39 (2.93%) SaaS
7 37 (2.78%) GitHub Actions
8 33 (2.48%) Azure Data Factory
9 31 (2.33%) PaaS
10 26 (1.95%) Azure Synapse Analytics
11 25 (1.88%) Azure AKS
12 24 (1.80%) Azure Cosmos DB
12 24 (1.80%) Serverless
13 23 (1.73%) Azure Monitor
14 22 (1.65%) Azure Event Grid
14 22 (1.65%) Azure Functions
14 22 (1.65%) Azure Service Bus
15 16 (1.20%) OpenShift
16 10 (0.75%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 54 (4.06%) Firewall
2 35 (2.63%) WAN
3 27 (2.03%) BGP
3 27 (2.03%) OSPF
4 21 (1.58%) LAN
5 18 (1.35%) MPLS
6 17 (1.28%) Cisco ISE
6 17 (1.28%) Cisco Nexus
6 17 (1.28%) Multicast
6 17 (1.28%) Wireless
7 16 (1.20%) 5G
7 16 (1.20%) SD-WAN
8 10 (0.75%) IPsec
8 10 (0.75%) IPv4
8 10 (0.75%) IPv6
9 9 (0.68%) PPP
10 6 (0.45%) Cisco IPT
10 6 (0.45%) Network Security
11 5 (0.38%) MQTT
11 5 (0.38%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (4.66%) Big Data
2 41 (3.08%) Power BI
3 35 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
4 31 (2.33%) SQL Server
5 30 (2.25%) Relational Database
6 29 (2.18%) Data Lake
7 22 (1.65%) Elasticsearch
8 19 (1.43%) PostgreSQL
9 14 (1.05%) Oracle Database
9 14 (1.05%) Oracle Reports
10 12 (0.90%) Hadoop
10 12 (0.90%) Tableau
11 11 (0.83%) Geospatial Data
11 11 (0.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 10 (0.75%) MySQL
12 10 (0.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 9 (0.68%) Redis
14 7 (0.53%) MariaDB
14 7 (0.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 6 (0.45%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 82 (6.16%) Git (software)
2 38 (2.85%) Jenkins
3 34 (2.55%) JIRA
4 23 (1.73%) Cucumber
5 18 (1.35%) Maven
6 17 (1.28%) JMeter
6 17 (1.28%) JUnit
7 16 (1.20%) Selenium
8 15 (1.13%) Sonatype Nexus
9 12 (0.90%) Oracle APEX
9 12 (0.90%) Oracle Forms
10 10 (0.75%) Rational DOORS
10 10 (0.75%) Subversion
11 9 (0.68%) Octopus Deploy
11 9 (0.68%) TeamCity
12 8 (0.60%) Zephyr
13 7 (0.53%) Bitbucket
14 6 (0.45%) GoogleTest
14 6 (0.45%) TestRail
15 5 (0.38%) Valgrind
General
1 499 (37.49%) Social Skills
2 446 (33.51%) Finance
3 241 (18.11%) Legal
4 212 (15.93%) Analytical Skills
5 129 (9.69%) Influencing Skills
6 121 (9.09%) Inclusion and Diversity
7 110 (8.26%) Law
8 100 (7.51%) Aviation
9 88 (6.61%) Manufacturing
10 78 (5.86%) Marketing
11 77 (5.79%) Telecoms
12 59 (4.43%) Banking
13 54 (4.06%) Organisational Skills
13 54 (4.06%) Pharmaceutical
14 51 (3.83%) Retail
15 47 (3.53%) Electronics
16 27 (2.03%) French Language
17 26 (1.95%) Automotive
17 26 (1.95%) German Language
18 25 (1.88%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 169 (12.70%) Analyst
2 113 (8.49%) Developer
3 105 (7.89%) Project Manager
4 86 (6.46%) Architect
5 74 (5.56%) Senior Manager
6 71 (5.33%) Software Engineer
7 62 (4.66%) Project Engineer
8 50 (3.76%) IT Manager
9 48 (3.61%) Senior Developer
10 45 (3.38%) Engineering Manager
11 44 (3.31%) Software Engineering Manager
12 36 (2.70%) Security Engineer
12 36 (2.70%) Service Manager
13 32 (2.40%) Data Engineer
14 31 (2.33%) Administrator
14 31 (2.33%) Data Manager
15 28 (2.10%) Cloud Engineer
16 27 (2.03%) Delivery Manager
16 27 (2.03%) Systems Manager
17 26 (1.95%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (5.79%) .NET
2 65 (4.88%) HTML
3 47 (3.53%) Kafka
4 46 (3.46%) CSS
5 39 (2.93%) React
6 32 (2.40%) Spring
7 28 (2.10%) AngularJS
8 24 (1.80%) XML
9 22 (1.65%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 20 (1.50%) jQuery
11 18 (1.35%) REST
12 17 (1.28%) Web Services
13 16 (1.20%) Velocity
14 13 (0.98%) .NET Framework
14 13 (0.98%) Node.js
15 11 (0.83%) Apache Camel
15 11 (0.83%) Elastic Stack
15 11 (0.83%) HTML5
15 11 (0.83%) JSON
16 10 (0.75%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 98 (7.36%) Self-Motivation
2 83 (6.24%) Management Information System
3 42 (3.16%) Algorithms
4 31 (2.33%) User Experience
5 29 (2.18%) Virtual Team
6 28 (2.10%) IoT
7 26 (1.95%) CMDB
7 26 (1.95%) Data Centre
8 25 (1.88%) Public Cloud
9 23 (1.73%) Biotechnology
10 22 (1.65%) Enterprise Software
11 21 (1.58%) Greenfield Project
11 21 (1.58%) Mobile App
11 21 (1.58%) Private Cloud
12 15 (1.13%) Embedded Systems
13 14 (1.05%) EPoS
14 13 (0.98%) Cyber Defence
14 13 (0.98%) Cyberthreat
15 12 (0.90%) Cyberattack
16 11 (0.83%) Cybercrime
Operating Systems
1 100 (7.51%) Windows
2 79 (5.94%) Linux
3 36 (2.70%) VMS
4 28 (2.10%) Windows Server
5 18 (1.35%) Unix
5 18 (1.35%) Windows 10
6 16 (1.20%) Android
7 15 (1.13%) Apple iOS
8 12 (0.90%) ThreadX
8 12 (0.90%) Windows Server 2012
9 10 (0.75%) Embedded Linux
10 9 (0.68%) OpenVMS
10 9 (0.68%) Windows Server 2008
11 8 (0.60%) Windows 7
12 7 (0.53%) Ubuntu
12 7 (0.53%) Windows Server 2003
13 5 (0.38%) Debian
14 2 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.15%) Windows 8
14 2 (0.15%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 522 (39.22%) Agile
2 323 (24.27%) Problem-Solving
3 208 (15.63%) Project Management
4 202 (15.18%) Project Delivery
5 201 (15.10%) Stakeholder Management
6 189 (14.20%) Software Engineering
7 183 (13.75%) Analytics
8 179 (13.45%) ITIL
9 168 (12.62%) DevOps
10 165 (12.40%) Scrum
11 150 (11.27%) Risk Management
12 149 (11.19%) Coaching
13 148 (11.12%) Mentoring
14 147 (11.04%) Business Case
15 132 (9.92%) Decision-Making
16 128 (9.62%) Process Improvement
17 118 (8.87%) Service Delivery
18 108 (8.11%) CI/CD
19 107 (8.04%) Test Automation
20 96 (7.21%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 138 (10.37%) C
2 127 (9.54%) SQL
3 120 (9.02%) Python
4 112 (8.41%) Java
5 100 (7.51%) JavaScript
6 52 (3.91%) C#
6 52 (3.91%) PowerShell
7 47 (3.53%) C++
8 36 (2.70%) Scala
9 32 (2.40%) R
10 26 (1.95%) Bash
11 17 (1.28%) PL/SQL
12 15 (1.13%) Ruby
13 13 (0.98%) Embedded C++
14 12 (0.90%) PHP
15 9 (0.68%) Pascal
16 8 (0.60%) T-SQL
17 7 (0.53%) Kotlin
18 6 (0.45%) Embedded C
19 5 (0.38%) Perl
Qualifications
1 420 (31.56%) Degree
2 95 (7.14%) Security Cleared
3 78 (5.86%) SC Cleared
4 57 (4.28%) Computer Science Degree
5 47 (3.53%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 42 (3.16%) APMP
7 36 (2.70%) Cisco Certification
8 31 (2.33%) CISSP
9 28 (2.10%) Master's Degree
10 22 (1.65%) Microsoft Certification
11 18 (1.35%) CISM
12 17 (1.28%) CCDP
12 17 (1.28%) CCNP
12 17 (1.28%) CISA
13 15 (1.13%) BPSS Clearance
14 14 (1.05%) (ISC)2 CCSP
15 13 (0.98%) PMI Certification
16 12 (0.90%) ISEB
17 11 (0.83%) SSCP
18 10 (0.75%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (6.24%) QA
2 75 (5.63%) SLA
3 41 (3.08%) COBIT
4 40 (3.01%) GDPR
5 33 (2.48%) PMO
6 21 (1.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 20 (1.50%) Data Quality
8 16 (1.20%) PCI DSS
9 14 (1.05%) ITGC
10 13 (0.98%) NIST
11 11 (0.83%) ISO 9001
12 10 (0.75%) GRC
13 8 (0.60%) GMP
13 8 (0.60%) Solvency II
14 7 (0.53%) NCSC
15 6 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 5 (0.38%) ISO 22301
17 4 (0.30%) 21 CFR Part 11
17 4 (0.30%) COSHH
17 4 (0.30%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 30 (2.25%) Active Directory
2 28 (2.10%) Docker
2 28 (2.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (1.58%) Firmware
4 16 (1.20%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (0.38%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.15%) vSphere
6 2 (0.15%) Xen
7 1 (0.075%) Embedded Firmware
7 1 (0.075%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.075%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 32 (2.40%) Ansible
2 18 (1.35%) Opscode Chef
3 15 (1.13%) Microsoft Intune
4 14 (1.05%) SCCM
5 13 (0.98%) Kubernetes
6 11 (0.83%) Kibana
6 11 (0.83%) logstash
6 11 (0.83%) Prometheus
7 10 (0.75%) vCenter Server
7 10 (0.75%) WSUS
8 8 (0.60%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
8 8 (0.60%) RSA Archer
9 7 (0.53%) Avamar
9 7 (0.53%) BMC PATROL
9 7 (0.53%) Terraform
9 7 (0.53%) vRealize
10 6 (0.45%) Nagios
11 4 (0.30%) CA Spectrum
11 4 (0.30%) Opsview
11 4 (0.30%) Puppet
Vendors
1 262 (19.68%) Microsoft
2 103 (7.74%) NEC
3 61 (4.58%) SAP
4 50 (3.76%) Cisco
5 41 (3.08%) VMware
6 33 (2.48%) Databricks
7 31 (2.33%) Salesforce.com
8 27 (2.03%) Palo Alto
9 21 (1.58%) Oracle
9 21 (1.58%) ServiceNow
10 20 (1.50%) EMC
11 16 (1.20%) Sun
12 15 (1.13%) IBM
12 15 (1.13%) Workday
13 13 (0.98%) Sophos
13 13 (0.98%) Splunk
14 12 (0.90%) Atlassian
14 12 (0.90%) Juniper
14 12 (0.90%) QNX
15 11 (0.83%) Cognizant