Period
to 20 September 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 20 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Continual Improvement
England > South West
6 months to
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 100 106 89
Rank change year-on-year +6 -17 +46
Permanent jobs citing Continuous Improvement 333 318 371
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 3.20% 3.11% 3.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.47% 3.39% 3.76%
Number of salaries quoted 247 273 286
South West median annual salary £48,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.78% - -
10th Percentile £30,464 £32,100 £30,875
90th Percentile £62,200 £60,000 £63,125
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% 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 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 9,589 9,382 9,865
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 92.23% 91.66% 90.40%
Number of salaries quoted 7,905 7,747 8,240
South West median annual salary £43,000 £42,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.38% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,750 £25,750
90th Percentile £66,250 £63,750 £63,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 20 September 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 20 September 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 +38 121 £50,000 +17.65% 34
Gloucestershire +30 63 £50,000 +11.11% 17
Dorset -15 50 £47,500 +5.56% 11
Cornwall +11 45 £40,250 -19.50% 3
Wiltshire -48 30 £38,626 -14.17% 12
Somerset +25 17 £50,000 +11.11% 12
Devon -11 5 £55,000 +36.74% 5
Continuous Improvement
England

For the 6 months to 20 September 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.

1 159 (47.75%) Agile Software Development
2 108 (32.43%) Microsoft
3 97 (29.13%) Finance
4 82 (24.62%) Degree
5 71 (21.32%) Scrum
6 68 (20.42%) Problem-Solving
7 62 (18.62%) C#
8 61 (18.32%) ITIL
9 59 (17.72%) Java
10 58 (17.42%) .NET
10 58 (17.42%) Git (software)
10 58 (17.42%) Analytical Skills
11 57 (17.12%) SQL Server
11 57 (17.12%) Project Management
11 57 (17.12%) Service Delivery
12 55 (16.52%) Mentoring
13 54 (16.22%) SQL
13 54 (16.22%) Microsoft Azure
14 53 (15.92%) Decision-Making
15 51 (15.32%) Web Services
16 49 (14.71%) Software Engineering
17 48 (14.41%) BDD
17 48 (14.41%) SOA
18 46 (13.81%) Linux
18 46 (13.81%) TDD
19 45 (13.51%) MVC
19 45 (13.51%) Line Management
20 43 (12.91%) DevOps
21 41 (12.31%) Windows
21 41 (12.31%) JavaScript

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 31 (9.31%) SharePoint
2 18 (5.41%) BizTalk Server
3 13 (3.90%) Skype for Business
4 6 (1.80%) Apache
4 6 (1.80%) CMS
4 6 (1.80%) Confluence
4 6 (1.80%) Elasticsearch
5 5 (1.50%) Apache Solr
5 5 (1.50%) Mule
5 5 (1.50%) SAS
6 4 (1.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 3 (0.90%) Captiva
7 3 (0.90%) Documentum
7 3 (0.90%) NServiceBus
8 2 (0.60%) IIS
8 2 (0.60%) WordPress
9 1 (0.30%) Papyrus
Applications
1 16 (4.80%) Microsoft Excel
1 16 (4.80%) Microsoft Office
1 16 (4.80%) Microsoft Project
2 12 (3.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 6 (1.80%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.30%) EngageOne
4 1 (0.30%) PrintSoft PReS
4 1 (0.30%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.30%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.30%) Exstream
1 1 (0.30%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (0.30%) Oracle ASCP
1 1 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.30%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (0.30%) PlanetPress Connect
1 1 (0.30%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 54 (16.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 29 (8.71%) Amazon AWS
3 21 (6.31%) Office 365
4 13 (3.90%) SaaS
5 11 (3.30%) IaaS
6 10 (3.00%) AWS OpsWorks
7 9 (2.70%) AWS CloudFormation
7 9 (2.70%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (1.20%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (1.20%) Google Cloud Platform
9 3 (0.90%) Azure Active Directory
9 3 (0.90%) npm
9 3 (0.90%) Yarn
10 2 (0.60%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 2 (0.60%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.60%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 2 (0.60%) Runscope
10 2 (0.60%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
10 2 (0.60%) Salesforce Service Cloud
10 2 (0.60%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 17 (5.11%) DNS
1 17 (5.11%) Firewall
2 16 (4.80%) Skype
3 15 (4.50%) Unified Communications
4 12 (3.60%) WAN
5 8 (2.40%) LAN
6 7 (2.10%) PBX
7 6 (1.80%) Broadband
8 5 (1.50%) Extranet
9 4 (1.20%) SMS
9 4 (1.20%) VoIP
10 3 (0.90%) DHCP
10 3 (0.90%) Internet
10 3 (0.90%) Kerberos
10 3 (0.90%) VPN
10 3 (0.90%) Wi-Fi
11 2 (0.60%) Network Security
11 2 (0.60%) Remote Desktop
11 2 (0.60%) SSL
12 1 (0.30%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (17.12%) SQL Server
2 25 (7.51%) Data Warehouse
2 25 (7.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 24 (7.21%) MySQL
3 24 (7.21%) Relational Database
4 19 (5.71%) SQL Server 2012
5 14 (4.20%) NoSQL
6 12 (3.60%) Big Data
7 10 (3.00%) MongoDB
8 9 (2.70%) PostgreSQL
8 9 (2.70%) Power BI
8 9 (2.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 7 (2.10%) MarkLogic
9 7 (2.10%) SQL Server 2008
10 4 (1.20%) Amazon RDS
10 4 (1.20%) Data Mart
10 4 (1.20%) RDBMS
10 4 (1.20%) Snowflake Schema
10 4 (1.20%) SQL Server 2005
10 4 (1.20%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 58 (17.42%) Git (software)
2 28 (8.41%) Jenkins
3 19 (5.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 18 (5.41%) JIRA
5 13 (3.90%) Maven
6 10 (3.00%) Team Foundation Server
7 7 (2.10%) JMeter
7 7 (2.10%) Selenium
7 7 (2.10%) SoapUI
7 7 (2.10%) Visual Studio
7 7 (2.10%) WebDriver
8 5 (1.50%) JUnit
8 5 (1.50%) LoadRunner
8 5 (1.50%) Mockito
8 5 (1.50%) MSTest
8 5 (1.50%) PHPUnit
8 5 (1.50%) SpecFlow
8 5 (1.50%) TeamCity
8 5 (1.50%) TestComplete
8 5 (1.50%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 97 (29.13%) Finance
2 21 (6.31%) Marketing
3 16 (4.80%) Electronics
4 14 (4.20%) Military
5 13 (3.90%) Law
6 9 (2.70%) Legal
6 9 (2.70%) Manufacturing
7 7 (2.10%) Retail
7 7 (2.10%) Telecoms
8 4 (1.20%) Billing
9 3 (0.90%) Back Office
10 2 (0.60%) Banking
11 1 (0.30%) Advertising
11 1 (0.30%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 68 (20.42%) Developer
2 57 (17.12%) Analyst
3 32 (9.61%) .NET Developer
4 31 (9.31%) DevOps Engineer
5 26 (7.81%) Software Engineer
6 24 (7.21%) Senior Developer
7 17 (5.11%) Senior Analyst
7 17 (5.11%) Systems Analyst
8 16 (4.80%) Business Analyst
8 16 (4.80%) Java Engineer
8 16 (4.80%) Senior .NET Developer
9 15 (4.50%) Azure Developer
9 15 (4.50%) Business Systems Analyst
9 15 (4.50%) Senior Solutions Analyst
9 15 (4.50%) Senior Systems Analyst
9 15 (4.50%) Solutions Analyst
10 14 (4.20%) Project Manager
10 14 (4.20%) Senior Business Systems Analyst
11 13 (3.90%) Java Developer
12 12 (3.60%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (17.42%) .NET
2 51 (15.32%) Web Services
3 37 (11.11%) HTML
4 34 (10.21%) ASP.NET Web API
5 33 (9.91%) SOAP
6 31 (9.31%) XML
7 29 (8.71%) ASP.NET
8 27 (8.11%) REST
8 27 (8.11%) WCF
9 25 (7.51%) ASP.NET MVC
10 19 (5.71%) Spring
11 17 (5.11%) CSS
12 13 (3.90%) WinForms
13 12 (3.60%) HTML5
13 12 (3.60%) J2EE
13 12 (3.60%) Spring Boot
14 10 (3.00%) Elastic Stack
14 10 (3.00%) RESTful
15 9 (2.70%) .NET Framework
16 7 (2.10%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 58 (17.42%) Analytical Skills
2 35 (10.51%) Computer Science
3 34 (10.21%) Management Information System
4 33 (9.91%) User Experience
5 29 (8.71%) Enterprise Software
6 10 (3.00%) Self-Motivation
7 8 (2.40%) Data Centre
7 8 (2.40%) Greenfield Project
8 7 (2.10%) Cyberthreat
9 5 (1.50%) EPoS
9 5 (1.50%) Mobile App
9 5 (1.50%) Social Media
10 4 (1.20%) Blog
10 4 (1.20%) Hybrid Cloud
11 3 (0.90%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 3 (0.90%) VxBlock/Vblock
12 2 (0.60%) Video Conferencing
13 1 (0.30%) Data Protection Act
13 1 (0.30%) PMI
13 1 (0.30%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 46 (13.81%) Linux
2 41 (12.31%) Windows
3 21 (6.31%) Windows Server
4 17 (5.11%) CentOS
5 14 (4.20%) Unix
6 10 (3.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (2.70%) Windows 10
8 5 (1.50%) FreeBSD
9 4 (1.20%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.60%) Mac OS
10 2 (0.60%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.60%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.30%) Android
11 1 (0.30%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 159 (47.75%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (21.32%) Scrum
3 68 (20.42%) Problem-Solving
4 61 (18.32%) ITIL
5 57 (17.12%) Project Management
5 57 (17.12%) Service Delivery
6 55 (16.52%) Mentoring
7 53 (15.92%) Decision-Making
8 49 (14.71%) Software Engineering
9 48 (14.41%) BDD
9 48 (14.41%) SOA
10 46 (13.81%) TDD
11 45 (13.51%) Line Management
11 45 (13.51%) MVC
12 43 (12.91%) DevOps
13 41 (12.31%) Continuous Integration
14 40 (12.01%) Stakeholder Management
15 34 (10.21%) SOLID
16 33 (9.91%) Business Intelligence
17 31 (9.31%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 62 (18.62%) C#
2 59 (17.72%) Java
3 54 (16.22%) SQL
4 41 (12.31%) JavaScript
5 29 (8.71%) Python
6 27 (8.11%) VB.NET
7 20 (6.01%) PHP
8 19 (5.71%) PowerShell
9 14 (4.20%) C
10 10 (3.00%) Bash Shell
11 7 (2.10%) Java 8
12 6 (1.80%) Ruby
13 5 (1.50%) PL/SQL
13 5 (1.50%) R
14 4 (1.20%) VBA
15 3 (0.90%) ES6
15 3 (0.90%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 82 (24.62%) Degree
2 22 (6.61%) Security Cleared
3 20 (6.01%) ITIL Certification
3 20 (6.01%) SC Cleared
4 19 (5.71%) Microsoft Certification
5 18 (5.41%) Postgraduate
6 14 (4.20%) MCITP
7 11 (3.30%) DV Cleared
8 10 (3.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 9 (2.70%) Numerate Degree
10 8 (2.40%) Computer Science Degree
11 7 (2.10%) CISA
11 7 (2.10%) CISM
11 7 (2.10%) CISSP
11 7 (2.10%) ISTQB
12 5 (1.50%) Cisco Certification
12 5 (1.50%) PCI QSA
12 5 (1.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 4 (1.20%) CCSP
13 4 (1.20%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (10.81%) QA
2 20 (6.01%) SLA
3 18 (5.41%) PMO
4 13 (3.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (2.10%) PCI DSS
6 6 (1.80%) Data Quality
7 4 (1.20%) GDPR
7 4 (1.20%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.60%) GAMP
8 2 (0.60%) GCP
8 2 (0.60%) IEC 62304
8 2 (0.60%) ISO 13485
8 2 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 25 (7.51%) Docker
2 24 (7.21%) Active Directory
3 17 (5.11%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (4.20%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.90%) Shibboleth
6 2 (0.60%) BitLocker
6 2 (0.60%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.30%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 27 (8.11%) Puppet
2 10 (3.00%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (2.40%) Ansible
4 7 (2.10%) Kubernetes
4 7 (2.10%) NetBackup
5 5 (1.50%) SCCM
6 3 (0.90%) Mesos
7 2 (0.60%) Docker Swarm
7 2 (0.60%) Terraform
8 1 (0.30%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.30%) HAProxy
8 1 (0.30%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 108 (32.43%) Microsoft
2 23 (6.91%) Oracle
3 18 (5.41%) Red Hat
4 17 (5.11%) VMware
5 16 (4.80%) Capita
6 13 (3.90%) SAP
7 12 (3.60%) HP
8 10 (3.00%) 3PAR
9 9 (2.70%) Cisco
10 8 (2.40%) Veeam
11 7 (2.10%) NEC
11 7 (2.10%) Veritas
12 6 (1.80%) Salesforce.com
13 5 (1.50%) Sonus
14 4 (1.20%) Atlassian
14 4 (1.20%) Google
14 4 (1.20%) Xerox
15 3 (0.90%) Alcatel-Lucent
15 3 (0.90%) BroadSoft
15 3 (0.90%) ConnectWise