Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Continual Improvement
England > South East
6 months to
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 81 91 103
Rank change year-on-year +10 +12 +10
Permanent jobs citing Continuous Improvement 995 1,042 972
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 3.72% 3.36% 3.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.08% 3.74% 3.40%
Number of salaries quoted 761 824 667
South East median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +1.01%
10th Percentile £35,000 £35,500 £31,750
90th Percentile £73,750 £71,250 £67,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +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 24,403 27,847 28,554
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 91.18% 89.90% 89.40%
Number of salaries quoted 19,962 22,951 23,481
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £68,750 £68,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

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 18 January 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 18 January 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 -18 322 £55,000 +6.80% 53
Hampshire +18 225 £55,000 +29.41% 41
Surrey +39 213 £55,000 -4.26% 29
West Sussex +27 167 £52,500 +5.00% 9
Berkshire -2 153 £50,400 -2.14% 24
Buckinghamshire +29 89 £45,000 +16.13% 9
Oxfordshire -31 81 £57,500 +4.55% 20
East Sussex -15 39 £50,000 - 14
Kent +1 20 £43,000 -25.22% 9
Middlesex +6 6 £70,000 +17.65% 1
M4 Corridor - 1 £60,000 -
Continuous Improvement
England

For the 6 months to 18 January 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.

1 406 (40.80%) Agile Software Development
2 190 (19.10%) ITIL
3 180 (18.09%) C#
4 173 (17.39%) SQL
5 167 (16.78%) Project Management
6 166 (16.68%) Problem-Solving
7 163 (16.38%) Degree
8 152 (15.28%) Finance
9 143 (14.37%) Microsoft
10 142 (14.27%) Scrum
11 134 (13.47%) Java
12 133 (13.37%) .NET
13 130 (13.07%) Stakeholder Management
14 127 (12.76%) DevOps
15 126 (12.66%) SQL Server
16 118 (11.86%) Analytical Skills
17 117 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
18 114 (11.46%) Windows
18 114 (11.46%) SDLC
19 109 (10.95%) QA
20 108 (10.85%) Test Automation
20 108 (10.85%) JavaScript
21 101 (10.15%) Amazon AWS
22 97 (9.75%) Continuous Integration
23 95 (9.55%) Linux
24 94 (9.45%) BDD
25 92 (9.25%) TDD
26 91 (9.15%) Mentoring
27 90 (9.05%) Configuration Management
28 88 (8.84%) JIRA

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 36 (3.62%) Confluence
2 33 (3.32%) CMS
3 25 (2.51%) SharePoint
4 16 (1.61%) Apache
4 16 (1.61%) Documentum
4 16 (1.61%) JBoss
5 15 (1.51%) IIS
5 15 (1.51%) MS Exchange
6 14 (1.41%) WebLogic
7 8 (0.80%) FileNet
8 6 (0.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 5 (0.50%) ArcGIS
10 4 (0.40%) BizTalk Server
10 4 (0.40%) Elasticsearch
10 4 (0.40%) WordPress
11 3 (0.30%) EPiServer
11 3 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2007
11 3 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2010
11 3 (0.30%) SharePoint 2013
12 2 (0.20%) SAS
Applications
1 57 (5.73%) Microsoft Office
2 37 (3.72%) Microsoft Excel
3 23 (2.31%) Microsoft Project
4 20 (2.01%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 13 (1.31%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.10%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 17 (1.71%) SAP CO
1 17 (1.71%) SAP FI
1 17 (1.71%) SAP FI/CO
2 13 (1.31%) SAP PP
3 11 (1.11%) SAP BPC
4 10 (1.01%) SAP ERP
4 10 (1.01%) SAP QM
5 8 (0.80%) Oracle Applications
5 8 (0.80%) Oracle Payables
5 8 (0.80%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
5 8 (0.80%) SAP Bank Analyzer
5 8 (0.80%) SAP FS
5 8 (0.80%) SAP MDM
6 7 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
6 7 (0.70%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 7 (0.70%) SAP HR
6 7 (0.70%) SAP IS-U
7 6 (0.60%) SAP HCM
7 6 (0.60%) SAP Payroll
8 5 (0.50%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 117 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 101 (10.15%) Amazon AWS
3 60 (6.03%) SaaS
4 47 (4.72%) Office 365
5 46 (4.62%) PaaS
6 31 (3.12%) Cloud Computing
6 31 (3.12%) IaaS
7 24 (2.41%) GitHub
8 17 (1.71%) SuccessFactors
9 7 (0.70%) Amazon EC2
9 7 (0.70%) Amazon S3
9 7 (0.70%) IBM Cloud
10 5 (0.50%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 3 (0.30%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 3 (0.30%) Amazon ELB
11 3 (0.30%) Amazon Glacier
11 3 (0.30%) Azure Active Directory
11 3 (0.30%) Google Analytics
11 3 (0.30%) NuGet
11 3 (0.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 65 (6.53%) Firewall
2 58 (5.83%) DNS
3 57 (5.73%) DHCP
4 42 (4.22%) WAN
5 35 (3.52%) Network Security
6 29 (2.91%) VoIP
7 28 (2.81%) LAN
8 25 (2.51%) Wi-Fi
9 24 (2.41%) MPLS
9 24 (2.41%) Wireless
10 22 (2.21%) Cisco ASA
11 21 (2.11%) Cisco PIX
12 20 (2.01%) Internet
13 18 (1.81%) VPN
14 17 (1.71%) TCP/IP
15 16 (1.61%) DWDM
16 15 (1.51%) NetScaler
17 14 (1.41%) Intrusion Detection
18 13 (1.31%) Broadband
19 11 (1.11%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 126 (12.66%) SQL Server
2 35 (3.52%) PostgreSQL
3 31 (3.12%) MySQL
4 29 (2.91%) NoSQL
5 27 (2.71%) MongoDB
6 21 (2.11%) Data Warehouse
7 20 (2.01%) Big Data
7 20 (2.01%) SAP BW
8 17 (1.71%) Relational Database
9 16 (1.61%) BusinessObjects
10 15 (1.51%) DB2
10 15 (1.51%) SAP Data Services
11 14 (1.41%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
11 14 (1.41%) GIS
11 14 (1.41%) Power BI
12 12 (1.21%) Amazon RDS
12 12 (1.21%) SQL Server 2008
13 11 (1.11%) Geospatial Data
13 11 (1.11%) SQL Server 2012
13 11 (1.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 88 (8.84%) JIRA
2 87 (8.74%) Git (software)
3 82 (8.24%) Jenkins
4 65 (6.53%) Selenium
5 41 (4.12%) Octopus Deploy
6 38 (3.82%) TeamCity
7 33 (3.32%) Visual Studio
8 32 (3.22%) Team Foundation Server
9 29 (2.91%) Subversion
10 22 (2.21%) HP UFT
11 20 (2.01%) Cucumber
11 20 (2.01%) Maven
11 20 (2.01%) SpecFlow
12 18 (1.81%) JUnit
13 13 (1.31%) WebDriver
14 10 (1.01%) GitLab
14 10 (1.01%) Gradle
14 10 (1.01%) Visual Studio Team System
15 9 (0.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 9 (0.90%) TestNG
General
1 152 (15.28%) Finance
2 53 (5.33%) Retail
3 41 (4.12%) Marketing
4 30 (3.02%) Legal
5 26 (2.61%) Games
6 23 (2.31%) Manufacturing
7 19 (1.91%) Banking
8 17 (1.71%) Telecoms
9 12 (1.21%) Billing
9 12 (1.21%) Law
10 9 (0.90%) General Ledger
11 8 (0.80%) Pharmaceutical
12 7 (0.70%) Back Office
13 5 (0.50%) Aerospace
13 5 (0.50%) Publishing
14 4 (0.40%) Electronics
14 4 (0.40%) Military
15 2 (0.20%) Multimedia
16 1 (0.10%) Front Office
16 1 (0.10%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 159 (15.98%) Developer
2 115 (11.56%) Analyst
3 64 (6.43%) Project Manager
4 51 (5.13%) IT Manager
5 50 (5.03%) .NET Developer
6 48 (4.82%) C# Developer
7 38 (3.82%) DevOps Engineer
8 35 (3.52%) Service Manager
9 34 (3.42%) Senior Developer
9 34 (3.42%) Software Developer
10 33 (3.32%) C# .NET Developer
11 32 (3.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 31 (3.12%) Scrum Master
12 31 (3.12%) Software Engineer
13 29 (2.91%) Architect
13 29 (2.91%) Engineering Manager
13 29 (2.91%) IT Engineer
14 27 (2.71%) Continuous Improvement Manager
14 27 (2.71%) Developer in Test
15 25 (2.51%) Senior IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 133 (13.37%) .NET
2 78 (7.84%) HTML
3 75 (7.54%) CSS
4 59 (5.93%) Web Services
5 52 (5.23%) XML
6 48 (4.82%) AngularJS
7 44 (4.42%) REST
8 43 (4.32%) .NET Framework
9 40 (4.02%) Spring
10 38 (3.82%) WCF
11 35 (3.52%) SOAP
12 34 (3.42%) ASP.NET
12 34 (3.42%) jQuery
13 31 (3.12%) Entity Framework
14 29 (2.91%) WinForms
15 25 (2.51%) Hibernate
15 25 (2.51%) J2EE
16 24 (2.41%) JSON
17 23 (2.31%) Spring Boot
18 21 (2.11%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 118 (11.86%) Analytical Skills
2 81 (8.14%) Management Information System
3 52 (5.23%) Data Centre
4 39 (3.92%) Mobile App
5 35 (3.52%) Self-Motivation
6 31 (3.12%) User Experience
7 22 (2.21%) e-Learning
7 22 (2.21%) Public Cloud
8 19 (1.91%) Greenfield Project
9 18 (1.81%) Enterprise Software
9 18 (1.81%) Virtual Team
10 15 (1.51%) Algorithms
10 15 (1.51%) CMDB
10 15 (1.51%) Data Structures
11 14 (1.41%) Clustering
12 13 (1.31%) PMI
13 12 (1.21%) Replication
14 9 (0.90%) Client/Server
15 8 (0.80%) Life Science
15 8 (0.80%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 114 (11.46%) Windows
2 95 (9.55%) Linux
3 55 (5.53%) Unix
4 42 (4.22%) Windows 10
5 40 (4.02%) Windows 7
6 34 (3.42%) Windows Server 2008
7 31 (3.12%) Windows Server 2003
8 21 (2.11%) Windows Server
9 12 (1.21%) Android
10 11 (1.11%) Apple iOS
11 7 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (0.50%) Windows Phone
13 4 (0.40%) VMS
13 4 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
14 3 (0.30%) OpenVMS
14 3 (0.30%) Solaris
15 2 (0.20%) Mac OS X
16 1 (0.10%) HPUX
16 1 (0.10%) Ubuntu
16 1 (0.10%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 406 (40.80%) Agile Software Development
2 190 (19.10%) ITIL
3 167 (16.78%) Project Management
4 166 (16.68%) Problem-Solving
5 142 (14.27%) Scrum
6 130 (13.07%) Stakeholder Management
7 127 (12.76%) DevOps
8 114 (11.46%) SDLC
9 108 (10.85%) Test Automation
10 97 (9.75%) Continuous Integration
11 94 (9.45%) BDD
12 92 (9.25%) TDD
13 91 (9.15%) Mentoring
14 90 (9.05%) Configuration Management
15 88 (8.84%) Coaching
16 86 (8.64%) Service Delivery
17 82 (8.24%) Software Engineering
18 78 (7.84%) Change Management
19 71 (7.14%) Computer Science
20 70 (7.04%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 180 (18.09%) C#
2 173 (17.39%) SQL
3 134 (13.47%) Java
4 108 (10.85%) JavaScript
5 70 (7.04%) PowerShell
6 65 (6.53%) Python
7 58 (5.83%) C++
8 31 (3.12%) VBScript
9 30 (3.02%) C
10 24 (2.41%) PHP
11 23 (2.31%) Java 8
12 22 (2.21%) VB.NET
13 20 (2.01%) TypeScript
14 19 (1.91%) Bash Shell
14 19 (1.91%) PL/SQL
15 17 (1.71%) T-SQL
16 12 (1.21%) Perl
17 11 (1.11%) ABAP
18 10 (1.01%) VB
19 9 (0.90%) ES6
Qualifications
1 163 (16.38%) Degree
2 50 (5.03%) Security Cleared
3 41 (4.12%) Microsoft Certification
4 39 (3.92%) SC Cleared
5 36 (3.62%) ISTQB
6 33 (3.32%) Cisco Certification
7 32 (3.22%) Computer Science Degree
8 31 (3.12%) MCSE
9 30 (3.02%) ISEB
10 28 (2.81%) CCNP
11 18 (1.81%) ITIL Certification
12 15 (1.51%) DV Cleared
13 12 (1.21%) CISSP
14 11 (1.11%) PMI Certification
14 11 (1.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 10 (1.01%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 9 (0.90%) CCNA
16 9 (0.90%) CEH
17 8 (0.80%) APMP
17 8 (0.80%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 109 (10.95%) QA
2 69 (6.93%) GDPR
3 51 (5.13%) SLA
4 38 (3.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 30 (3.02%) Data Quality
6 21 (2.11%) PMO
7 14 (1.41%) ISO 9001
8 10 (1.01%) Cyber Essentials
9 8 (0.80%) IFRS
10 6 (0.60%) GAMP
11 5 (0.50%) PCI DSS
11 5 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 4 (0.40%) COBIT
12 4 (0.40%) PMBOK
13 3 (0.30%) WAI
14 2 (0.20%) ISO 14001
15 1 (0.10%) ISO 22301
15 1 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 76 (7.64%) Active Directory
2 56 (5.63%) Docker
3 31 (3.12%) VMware Infrastructure
4 26 (2.61%) XenApp
5 15 (1.51%) Hyper-V
6 13 (1.31%) vSphere
7 12 (1.21%) Virtual Machines
7 12 (1.21%) VMware ESXi
8 11 (1.11%) DFS Replication
9 8 (0.80%) Virtual Desktop
9 8 (0.80%) XenDesktop
10 3 (0.30%) Samba
11 2 (0.20%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.10%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 50 (5.03%) SCCM
2 45 (4.52%) Puppet
3 38 (3.82%) Ansible
4 26 (2.61%) Kubernetes
5 19 (1.91%) Terraform
6 16 (1.61%) Opscode Chef
7 12 (1.21%) SCOM
7 12 (1.21%) vRealize
8 11 (1.11%) EMC NetWorker
8 11 (1.11%) SCVMM
9 5 (0.50%) Packer
9 5 (0.50%) Single Sign-On
10 4 (0.40%) Control-M
10 4 (0.40%) HP ALM
10 4 (0.40%) Kibana
10 4 (0.40%) Nagios
11 3 (0.30%) BMC PATROL
11 3 (0.30%) SCOrch
11 3 (0.30%) SCSM
11 3 (0.30%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 143 (14.37%) Microsoft
2 81 (8.14%) SAP
3 76 (7.64%) Oracle
4 69 (6.93%) VMware
5 56 (5.63%) Cisco
6 52 (5.23%) SolarWinds
7 48 (4.82%) Citrix
8 45 (4.52%) ServiceNow
9 28 (2.81%) Symantec
10 27 (2.71%) HP
10 27 (2.71%) Ivanti
11 22 (2.21%) Salesforce.com
12 20 (2.01%) Snow
13 19 (1.91%) IBM
14 18 (1.81%) Virgin Media
15 17 (1.71%) Dynatrace
16 15 (1.51%) Atlassian
16 15 (1.51%) Workday
17 14 (1.41%) EMC
17 14 (1.41%) NetApp