Period
to 17 May 2021

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 17 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Continual Improvement
England > South East
6 months to
17 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 93 68 90
Rank change year-on-year -25 +22 +19
Permanent jobs citing Continuous Improvement 449 691 952
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 3.37% 3.97% 3.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.66% 4.35% 3.94%
Number of salaries quoted 294 502 675
10th Percentile £28,250 £37,500 £34,425
25th Percentile £41,250 £45,000 £42,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year -4.35% +4.55% +10.00%
75th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £63,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £79,000 £72,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £53,454
% change year-on-year - +2.89% +1.82%

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 12,276 15,888 24,147
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 92.18% 91.29% 91.87%
Number of salaries quoted 9,302 12,911 19,707
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £28,250
25th Percentile £40,063 £38,301 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
75th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £62,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £73,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% 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 17 May 2021.

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 17 May 2021. 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 -9 161 £55,000 -8.33% 42
Hampshire +19 145 £50,000 -9.09% 31
Berkshire -8 82 £60,000 -7.69% 21
Surrey -19 63 £53,750 -17.31% 23
Buckinghamshire -5 42 £52,500 -12.50% 14
Oxfordshire +9 37 £47,500 -1.53% 7
West Sussex -35 30 £60,000 +4.35% 8
East Sussex -34 29 £45,000 +12.50% 6
Kent -28 8 £30,500 -40.78% 11
Sussex - 3 £45,000 -
Continuous Improvement
England

For the 6 months to 17 May 2021, 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.

1 170 (37.86%) Agile Software Development
2 156 (34.74%) Social Skills
3 138 (30.73%) Microsoft
4 124 (27.62%) Azure
5 94 (20.94%) AWS
6 81 (18.04%) Windows
7 76 (16.93%) ITIL
8 75 (16.70%) Finance
8 75 (16.70%) DevOps
9 74 (16.48%) Microsoft 365
10 72 (16.04%) Service Management
10 72 (16.04%) Firewall
10 72 (16.04%) VMware
11 68 (15.14%) C#
12 67 (14.92%) Problem-Solving
13 66 (14.70%) Active Directory
14 65 (14.48%) .NET
15 61 (13.59%) Linux
16 58 (12.92%) TDD
17 55 (12.25%) Scrum
18 54 (12.03%) Test Automation
19 53 (11.80%) DNS
20 51 (11.36%) Service Delivery
21 49 (10.91%) SQL Server
21 49 (10.91%) Degree
22 48 (10.69%) QA
23 47 (10.47%) VMware Infrastructure
24 46 (10.24%) Project Management
25 45 (10.02%) JavaScript
25 45 (10.02%) Git (software)

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 24 (5.35%) MS Exchange
2 9 (2.00%) SharePoint
3 7 (1.56%) WordPress
4 6 (1.34%) Apache
4 6 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (1.11%) IIS
6 4 (0.89%) Confluence
7 3 (0.67%) JBoss
7 3 (0.67%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.22%) CMS
8 1 (0.22%) Tomcat
Applications
1 29 (6.46%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (4.01%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (1.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.67%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.22%) Adobe XD
5 1 (0.22%) InVision
5 1 (0.22%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.22%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 4 (0.89%) Visualfiles
2 3 (0.67%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.67%) SAP CAR
2 3 (0.67%) SAP S/4HANA
2 3 (0.67%) SAP SD
3 1 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.22%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.22%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.22%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.22%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.22%) SAP PS
Cloud Services
1 124 (27.62%) Azure
2 94 (20.94%) AWS
3 74 (16.48%) Microsoft 365
4 21 (4.68%) Power Platform
5 16 (3.56%) SaaS
6 11 (2.45%) Dynamics 365
7 10 (2.23%) Amazon S3
8 9 (2.00%) Azure Active Directory
8 9 (2.00%) npm
9 7 (1.56%) Amazon EC2
10 6 (1.34%) GitHub
10 6 (1.34%) IaaS
10 6 (1.34%) Route 53
10 6 (1.34%) Serverless
11 4 (0.89%) AWS CloudFormation
11 4 (0.89%) GCP
11 4 (0.89%) PaaS
12 3 (0.67%) AWS Lambda
12 3 (0.67%) Azure Functions
12 3 (0.67%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 72 (16.04%) Firewall
2 53 (11.80%) DNS
3 39 (8.69%) DHCP
4 23 (5.12%) Wireless
5 12 (2.67%) LAN
5 12 (2.67%) VSAN
5 12 (2.67%) WAN
6 11 (2.45%) VPN
7 10 (2.23%) HTTP
7 10 (2.23%) Internet
8 9 (2.00%) Network Security
9 8 (1.78%) VLAN
9 8 (1.78%) VoIP
10 6 (1.34%) 5G
10 6 (1.34%) TCP/IP
10 6 (1.34%) Unified Communications
11 4 (0.89%) 4G
11 4 (0.89%) Ethernet
11 4 (0.89%) Wi-Fi
12 3 (0.67%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (10.91%) SQL Server
2 27 (6.01%) Relational Database
3 19 (4.23%) Power BI
4 7 (1.56%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (1.34%) Big Data
5 6 (1.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (1.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 5 (1.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (1.11%) Tableau
7 4 (0.89%) NoSQL
7 4 (0.89%) SQL Server 2016
8 3 (0.67%) MySQL
9 2 (0.45%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 2 (0.45%) Data Mining
9 2 (0.45%) MS Access
9 2 (0.45%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.45%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.45%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (0.45%) Star Schema
10 1 (0.22%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 45 (10.02%) Git (software)
2 32 (7.13%) JIRA
3 23 (5.12%) Jenkins
4 20 (4.45%) Cypress.io
5 19 (4.23%) Appium
5 19 (4.23%) Visual Studio Team System
6 8 (1.78%) Selenium
6 8 (1.78%) Team Foundation Server
7 7 (1.56%) TeamCity
8 5 (1.11%) InstallShield
8 5 (1.11%) LabVIEW
8 5 (1.11%) Subversion
8 5 (1.11%) WebDriver
8 5 (1.11%) WiX
9 4 (0.89%) NUnit
9 4 (0.89%) Octopus Deploy
9 4 (0.89%) SonarQube
10 3 (0.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (0.67%) Maven
11 2 (0.45%) Fiddler
General
1 156 (34.74%) Social Skills
2 75 (16.70%) Finance
3 44 (9.80%) Analytical Skills
4 25 (5.57%) Telecoms
5 23 (5.12%) Retail
6 15 (3.34%) Digital Economy
6 15 (3.34%) Law
7 13 (2.90%) Organisational Skills
8 12 (2.67%) Presentation Skills
9 11 (2.45%) Influencing Skills
10 10 (2.23%) Legal
11 8 (1.78%) Automotive
12 7 (1.56%) Aerospace
12 7 (1.56%) Electronics
12 7 (1.56%) Manufacturing
13 6 (1.34%) Billing
13 6 (1.34%) Games
14 5 (1.11%) Marketing
14 5 (1.11%) Military
14 5 (1.11%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 74 (16.48%) Developer
2 63 (14.03%) Analyst
3 35 (7.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 23 (5.12%) Test Engineer
5 22 (4.90%) Service Analyst
6 21 (4.68%) IT Engineer
6 21 (4.68%) Senior Test Engineer
7 20 (4.45%) Test Automation Engineer
8 19 (4.23%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
9 18 (4.01%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 18 (4.01%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
9 18 (4.01%) C# Developer
9 18 (4.01%) Project Manager
9 18 (4.01%) Service Desk Analyst
10 17 (3.79%) Junior
10 17 (3.79%) Senior Analyst
11 16 (3.56%) Software Developer
12 15 (3.34%) Platform Engineer
13 14 (3.12%) IT Analyst
13 14 (3.12%) Junior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (14.48%) .NET
2 30 (6.68%) HTML
3 26 (5.79%) CSS
4 22 (4.90%) .NET Core
5 21 (4.68%) .NET Framework
6 14 (3.12%) Web Services
7 13 (2.90%) Entity Framework
8 12 (2.67%) REST
9 11 (2.45%) CSS3
9 11 (2.45%) LAMP
9 11 (2.45%) React
10 9 (2.00%) AngularJS
10 9 (2.00%) ASP.NET
11 8 (1.78%) HTML5
12 7 (1.56%) JSON
12 7 (1.56%) Node.js
12 7 (1.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 6 (1.34%) ASP.NET Web API
13 6 (1.34%) Spring
13 6 (1.34%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 28 (6.24%) Management Information System
1 28 (6.24%) User Experience
2 22 (4.90%) Self-Motivation
3 14 (3.12%) LIMS
4 11 (2.45%) Greenfield Project
4 11 (2.45%) iPad
5 10 (2.23%) Clustering
5 10 (2.23%) Data Structures
5 10 (2.23%) Public Cloud
6 9 (2.00%) Algorithms
7 8 (1.78%) Life Science
8 7 (1.56%) Cloud Native
8 7 (1.56%) Driving Licence
9 6 (1.34%) BYOD
10 5 (1.11%) Acoustics
10 5 (1.11%) Mobile App
10 5 (1.11%) Private Cloud
11 4 (0.89%) Biotechnology
11 4 (0.89%) CMDB
11 4 (0.89%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 81 (18.04%) Windows
2 61 (13.59%) Linux
3 35 (7.80%) Windows Server 2012
4 33 (7.35%) Windows Server
5 27 (6.01%) Windows 10
6 19 (4.23%) Windows Server 2016
7 16 (3.56%) Windows Server 2019
8 9 (2.00%) Mac OS
9 6 (1.34%) Apple iOS
10 4 (0.89%) Android
10 4 (0.89%) CentOS
10 4 (0.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (0.89%) Windows 7
10 4 (0.89%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.22%) Check Point GAiA
11 1 (0.22%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 170 (37.86%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (16.93%) ITIL
3 75 (16.70%) DevOps
4 72 (16.04%) Service Management
5 67 (14.92%) Problem-Solving
6 58 (12.92%) TDD
7 55 (12.25%) Scrum
8 54 (12.03%) Test Automation
9 51 (11.36%) Service Delivery
10 46 (10.24%) Project Management
11 39 (8.69%) Continuous Integration
12 38 (8.46%) Coaching
12 38 (8.46%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 37 (8.24%) Change Management
13 37 (8.24%) Continuous Delivery
14 32 (7.13%) BDD
14 32 (7.13%) Mentoring
14 32 (7.13%) Software Engineering
14 32 (7.13%) Stakeholder Management
15 28 (6.24%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 68 (15.14%) C#
2 45 (10.02%) JavaScript
3 31 (6.90%) Java
4 29 (6.46%) SQL
5 22 (4.90%) Python
6 21 (4.68%) PHP
7 20 (4.45%) PowerShell
8 11 (2.45%) C++
9 8 (1.78%) Bash Shell
9 8 (1.78%) T-SQL
9 8 (1.78%) VB
10 7 (1.56%) ES6
11 6 (1.34%) Ruby
12 5 (1.11%) C
12 5 (1.11%) MATLAB
12 5 (1.11%) TypeScript
13 4 (0.89%) Go
13 4 (0.89%) Java 8
14 3 (0.67%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 3 (0.67%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 49 (10.91%) Degree
2 39 (8.69%) Security Cleared
3 29 (6.46%) SC Cleared
4 14 (3.12%) Microsoft Certification
5 13 (2.90%) AWS Certification
5 13 (2.90%) Cisco Certification
5 13 (2.90%) MCSE
6 12 (2.67%) CISM
7 11 (2.45%) CCNA
8 10 (2.23%) DV Cleared
9 9 (2.00%) APMP
9 9 (2.00%) MCP
9 9 (2.00%) MCSA
10 8 (1.78%) CISSP
11 7 (1.56%) CISA
11 7 (1.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 6 (1.34%) BPSS Clearance
12 6 (1.34%) HNC
12 6 (1.34%) VCP6
12 6 (1.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (10.69%) QA
2 26 (5.79%) GDPR
3 17 (3.79%) SLA
4 15 (3.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (1.11%) ISO 9001
6 4 (0.89%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.89%) GMP
6 4 (0.89%) GRC
6 4 (0.89%) GxP
6 4 (0.89%) PMO
7 1 (0.22%) ISO 13485
7 1 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.22%) NIST
7 1 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.22%) TickIT
System Software
1 66 (14.70%) Active Directory
2 47 (10.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (5.79%) Hyper-V
4 23 (5.12%) VMware ESXi
5 19 (4.23%) Docker
6 18 (4.01%) RHEV
7 14 (3.12%) vSphere
8 12 (2.67%) Virtual Servers
8 12 (2.67%) VMware NSX
9 9 (2.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 4 (0.89%) vCloud
11 3 (0.67%) Virtual Machines
12 2 (0.45%) pfSense
12 2 (0.45%) Virtual Desktop
13 1 (0.22%) Firmware
13 1 (0.22%) Oracle RAC
13 1 (0.22%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 23 (5.12%) SCCM
2 17 (3.79%) Microsoft Intune
3 15 (3.34%) Kubernetes
4 13 (2.90%) Puppet
5 12 (2.67%) Ansible
6 9 (2.00%) Jamf Pro
6 9 (2.00%) Terraform
7 7 (1.56%) Opscode Chef
7 7 (1.56%) Single Sign-On
8 6 (1.34%) Grafana
9 5 (1.11%) BMC PATROL
9 5 (1.11%) Sonobuoy
10 4 (0.89%) vRealize
11 2 (0.45%) EMC NetWorker
11 2 (0.45%) FortiGate
11 2 (0.45%) Graylog
11 2 (0.45%) Nagios
11 2 (0.45%) Prometheus
11 2 (0.45%) SCVMM
12 1 (0.22%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 138 (30.73%) Microsoft
2 72 (16.04%) VMware
3 27 (6.01%) Meraki
4 17 (3.79%) Cisco
5 12 (2.67%) Oracle
5 12 (2.67%) ServiceNow
6 9 (2.00%) Citrix
7 8 (1.78%) Red Hat
8 7 (1.56%) Salesforce.com
9 6 (1.34%) CommVault
9 6 (1.34%) Sage
9 6 (1.34%) SAP
9 6 (1.34%) Splunk
9 6 (1.34%) Zend
10 4 (0.89%) CA
10 4 (0.89%) Cadence
10 4 (0.89%) Google
10 4 (0.89%) HP
10 4 (0.89%) iManage
10 4 (0.89%) Xceptor