Period
to 21 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 21 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Continual Improvement
England > South West
6 months to
21 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 98 94 107
Rank change year-on-year -4 +13 +17
Permanent jobs citing Continuous Improvement 322 355 333
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 3.15% 3.43% 3.07%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.42% 3.77% 3.38%
Number of salaries quoted 213 299 256
South West median annual salary £50,198 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.55% - +3.45%
10th Percentile £30,155 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £67,787 £57,750 £62,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £51,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +2.94% +2.00%

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 West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 9,426 9,427 9,845
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 92.17% 91.13% 90.78%
Number of salaries quoted 7,566 7,762 8,216
South West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £64,975 £63,750
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 West

Job postings citing Continuous Improvement as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for Continuous Improvement in the South West

Continuous Improvement
Salary Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement in the South West.

Salary trend for Continuous Improvement in the South West

Continuous Improvement
Salary Histogram in the South West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement in the South West over the 6 months to 21 November 2018.

Salary histogram for Continuous Improvement in the South West

Continuous Improvement
Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 6 months to 21 November 2018. 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
Bristol -2 124 £45,000 +5.88% 20
Gloucestershire +24 61 £50,000 +11.11% 9
Wiltshire -7 47 £62,138 +38.08% 8
Dorset +2 31 £47,500 +5.56% 12
Cornwall -12 26 £55,000 +37.50% 5
Somerset +17 18 £50,500 +22.42% 12
Devon -10 11 £60,000 +37.93% 9
Continuous Improvement
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 2018, 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 West region with a requirement for Continuous Improvement.

1 142 (44.10%) Agile Software Development
2 93 (28.88%) Finance
3 80 (24.84%) Microsoft
4 64 (19.88%) Line Management
5 62 (19.25%) Degree
6 57 (17.70%) Software Engineering
6 57 (17.70%) Stakeholder Management
7 53 (16.46%) Service Delivery
7 53 (16.46%) Mentoring
8 50 (15.53%) Problem-Solving
8 50 (15.53%) Microsoft Azure
9 49 (15.22%) Continuous Integration
9 49 (15.22%) DevOps
10 46 (14.29%) Java
10 46 (14.29%) SQL
10 46 (14.29%) Scrum
11 45 (13.98%) Analytical Skills
12 44 (13.66%) C#
13 41 (12.73%) Data Warehouse
14 40 (12.42%) ETL
15 37 (11.49%) ITIL
15 37 (11.49%) Decision-Making
16 36 (11.18%) Web Services
16 36 (11.18%) TDD
16 36 (11.18%) Amazon AWS
17 35 (10.87%) .NET
18 34 (10.56%) SLA
18 34 (10.56%) Analytics
18 34 (10.56%) Software Delivery
19 33 (10.25%) BDD

Continuous Improvement
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 22 (6.83%) SharePoint
2 14 (4.35%) Apache Spark
3 12 (3.73%) BizTalk Server
4 6 (1.86%) Apache
4 6 (1.86%) CMS
4 6 (1.86%) Confluence
4 6 (1.86%) Skype for Business
5 4 (1.24%) Apache Solr
5 4 (1.24%) SAS
6 3 (0.93%) Captiva
6 3 (0.93%) Documentum
6 3 (0.93%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (0.93%) NServiceBus
6 3 (0.93%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (0.62%) WordPress
8 1 (0.31%) IIS
8 1 (0.31%) Papyrus
8 1 (0.31%) Umbraco
Applications
1 15 (4.66%) Microsoft Project
2 14 (4.35%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (4.35%) Microsoft Office
3 12 (3.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (1.55%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.31%) EngageOne
5 1 (0.31%) PrintSoft PReS
5 1 (0.31%) SOLIDWORKS
5 1 (0.31%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.31%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.31%) Exstream
1 1 (0.31%) PlanetPress Connect
1 1 (0.31%) SAP BPC
1 1 (0.31%) SAP SM
Cloud Services
1 50 (15.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 36 (11.18%) Amazon AWS
3 19 (5.90%) Cloud Computing
4 11 (3.42%) SaaS
5 8 (2.48%) Office 365
6 7 (2.17%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (0.93%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.62%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.62%) GitHub
8 2 (0.62%) OpenShift
8 2 (0.62%) Runscope
9 1 (0.31%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.31%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.31%) Amazon SQS
9 1 (0.31%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 1 (0.31%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.31%) IaaS
9 1 (0.31%) PaaS
9 1 (0.31%) Slack
9 1 (0.31%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.48%) Broadband
1 8 (2.48%) Firewall
2 6 (1.86%) Skype
3 5 (1.55%) HTTP
4 4 (1.24%) DNS
4 4 (1.24%) Extranet
4 4 (1.24%) PBX
4 4 (1.24%) Unified Communications
5 3 (0.93%) Internet
5 3 (0.93%) Kerberos
5 3 (0.93%) VoIP
6 2 (0.62%) DHCP
6 2 (0.62%) Network Security
7 1 (0.31%) SMS
7 1 (0.31%) SSL
7 1 (0.31%) VLAN
7 1 (0.31%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (12.73%) Data Warehouse
2 33 (10.25%) SQL Server
3 26 (8.07%) Big Data
4 21 (6.52%) Data Lake
4 21 (6.52%) DataStage
5 19 (5.90%) MySQL
6 17 (5.28%) NoSQL
6 17 (5.28%) Relational Database
6 17 (5.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 14 (4.35%) Apache Hive
7 14 (4.35%) Hadoop
8 13 (4.04%) SQL Server 2012
9 7 (2.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 6 (1.86%) MarkLogic
10 6 (1.86%) Power BI
11 5 (1.55%) MongoDB
11 5 (1.55%) Qlik Sense
11 5 (1.55%) SQL Server 2008
12 4 (1.24%) SQL Server 2005
13 3 (0.93%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 29 (9.01%) Git (software)
2 15 (4.66%) Jenkins
3 14 (4.35%) JIRA
4 10 (3.11%) Maven
4 10 (3.11%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (2.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 7 (2.17%) JMeter
5 7 (2.17%) Selenium
5 7 (2.17%) SoapUI
5 7 (2.17%) WebDriver
6 6 (1.86%) Visual Studio
7 5 (1.55%) Bitbucket
7 5 (1.55%) JUnit
7 5 (1.55%) LoadRunner
7 5 (1.55%) Mockito
7 5 (1.55%) MSTest
7 5 (1.55%) SpecFlow
7 5 (1.55%) TestComplete
7 5 (1.55%) Visual Studio Coded UI
7 5 (1.55%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 93 (28.88%) Finance
2 26 (8.07%) Retail
3 23 (7.14%) Marketing
4 16 (4.97%) Electronics
5 12 (3.73%) Military
6 11 (3.42%) Telecoms
7 9 (2.80%) Manufacturing
8 8 (2.48%) Law
9 6 (1.86%) Legal
10 3 (0.93%) Back Office
10 3 (0.93%) Billing
11 2 (0.62%) Banking
12 1 (0.31%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 50 (15.53%) Developer
2 49 (15.22%) Analyst
3 36 (11.18%) Software Engineer
4 21 (6.52%) DevOps Engineer
5 17 (5.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 16 (4.97%) Cloud Engineer
6 16 (4.97%) Senior Software Engineer
7 15 (4.66%) .NET Developer
7 15 (4.66%) Lead Software Engineer
7 15 (4.66%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 14 (4.35%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
8 14 (4.35%) Senior Cloud Engineer
8 14 (4.35%) Senior Developer
9 12 (3.73%) Architect
10 11 (3.42%) Graduate
10 11 (3.42%) Graduate Software Engineer
10 11 (3.42%) Junior
10 11 (3.42%) Product Owner
10 11 (3.42%) Senior Analyst
10 11 (3.42%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (11.18%) Web Services
2 35 (10.87%) .NET
3 25 (7.76%) SOAP
3 25 (7.76%) XML
4 19 (5.90%) HTML
5 15 (4.66%) ASP.NET Web API
5 15 (4.66%) RESTful
6 14 (4.35%) ASP.NET
7 13 (4.04%) REST
7 13 (4.04%) Spring
7 13 (4.04%) WCF
8 11 (3.42%) ASP.NET MVC
8 11 (3.42%) Spring Boot
9 10 (3.11%) JSON
10 9 (2.80%) .NET Framework
11 7 (2.17%) CSS
12 6 (1.86%) jQuery
12 6 (1.86%) LAMP
12 6 (1.86%) WinForms
13 5 (1.55%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 45 (13.98%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (8.70%) User Experience
3 25 (7.76%) Management Information System
4 24 (7.45%) Computer Science
5 17 (5.28%) Enterprise Software
6 12 (3.73%) Self-Motivation
7 6 (1.86%) Cyberthreat
8 5 (1.55%) Renewable Energy
9 4 (1.24%) Blog
9 4 (1.24%) Data Centre
9 4 (1.24%) EPoS
9 4 (1.24%) Greenfield Project
9 4 (1.24%) Hybrid Cloud
10 3 (0.93%) Mobile App
10 3 (0.93%) Social Media
11 2 (0.62%) Fintech
12 1 (0.31%) Data Protection Act
12 1 (0.31%) Graphic Design
12 1 (0.31%) Mainframe
12 1 (0.31%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 33 (10.25%) Linux
2 25 (7.76%) Unix
3 20 (6.21%) Windows
4 10 (3.11%) Windows Server
5 6 (1.86%) CentOS
6 5 (1.55%) FreeBSD
7 4 (1.24%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.62%) Mac OS
8 2 (0.62%) Solaris
8 2 (0.62%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.31%) Android
9 1 (0.31%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 142 (44.10%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (19.88%) Line Management
3 57 (17.70%) Software Engineering
3 57 (17.70%) Stakeholder Management
4 53 (16.46%) Mentoring
4 53 (16.46%) Service Delivery
5 50 (15.53%) Problem-Solving
6 49 (15.22%) Continuous Integration
6 49 (15.22%) DevOps
7 46 (14.29%) Scrum
8 40 (12.42%) ETL
9 37 (11.49%) Decision-Making
9 37 (11.49%) ITIL
10 36 (11.18%) TDD
11 34 (10.56%) Analytics
11 34 (10.56%) Software Delivery
12 33 (10.25%) BDD
13 31 (9.63%) SDLC
14 30 (9.32%) Project Management
15 29 (9.01%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 46 (14.29%) Java
1 46 (14.29%) SQL
2 44 (13.66%) C#
3 30 (9.32%) Python
4 18 (5.59%) JavaScript
4 18 (5.59%) R
5 17 (5.28%) PHP
6 15 (4.66%) VB.NET
7 14 (4.35%) Scala
8 13 (4.04%) PowerShell
9 12 (3.73%) Bash Shell
10 11 (3.42%) C
11 5 (1.55%) Erlang
12 4 (1.24%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.62%) Java 8
13 2 (0.62%) Perl
13 2 (0.62%) Ruby
13 2 (0.62%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.62%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.31%) VBA
Qualifications
1 62 (19.25%) Degree
2 28 (8.70%) Security Cleared
3 16 (4.97%) ITIL Certification
3 16 (4.97%) SC Cleared
4 12 (3.73%) CISSP
4 12 (3.73%) Postgraduate
5 11 (3.42%) CISA
5 11 (3.42%) CISM
5 11 (3.42%) DV Cleared
5 11 (3.42%) Numerate Degree
6 7 (2.17%) ISTQB
6 7 (2.17%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (2.17%) PCI QSA
7 6 (1.86%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (1.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 4 (1.24%) CCSP
9 4 (1.24%) Master's Degree
9 4 (1.24%) MCITP
9 4 (1.24%) PMI Certification
9 4 (1.24%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (10.56%) SLA
2 24 (7.45%) QA
3 19 (5.90%) PMO
4 16 (4.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 13 (4.04%) PCI DSS
6 6 (1.86%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 5 (1.55%) GDPR
8 4 (1.24%) Data Quality
9 3 (0.93%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.31%) Actionable Recommendations
10 1 (0.31%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 20 (6.21%) Docker
2 9 (2.80%) Active Directory
3 6 (1.86%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (1.55%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.93%) Shibboleth
6 1 (0.31%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 14 (4.35%) Puppet
2 10 (3.11%) Kubernetes
3 7 (2.17%) Ansible
3 7 (2.17%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.31%) Grafana
4 1 (0.31%) HAProxy
4 1 (0.31%) Icinga
4 1 (0.31%) Mesos
4 1 (0.31%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.31%) SCCM
4 1 (0.31%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.31%) Terraform
Vendors
1 80 (24.84%) Microsoft
2 23 (7.14%) Informatica
3 21 (6.52%) Ab Initio
3 21 (6.52%) Netezza
3 21 (6.52%) Teradata
4 15 (4.66%) Oracle
5 14 (4.35%) SAP
6 8 (2.48%) Red Hat
6 8 (2.48%) VMware
7 4 (1.24%) Mitel
7 4 (1.24%) Sonus
8 3 (0.93%) ConnectWise
8 3 (0.93%) Hyland
8 3 (0.93%) Kofax
8 3 (0.93%) OpenText
8 3 (0.93%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (0.93%) Xerox
9 2 (0.62%) HP
10 1 (0.31%) Citrix
10 1 (0.31%) Juniper