Period
to 13 November 2019

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 13 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Continual Improvement
England > South West
6 months to
13 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 81 95 94
Rank change year-on-year +14 -1 +14
Permanent jobs citing Continuous Improvement 375 333 351
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 3.81% 3.27% 3.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.20% 3.53% 3.70%
Number of salaries quoted 262 220 303
South West median annual salary £50,000 £50,198 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -0.39% +11.55% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,773 £32,500
90th Percentile £72,250 £67,787 £57,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £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 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 8,939 9,421 9,496
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 90.76% 92.51% 91.86%
Number of salaries quoted 7,175 7,575 7,830
South West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,650 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £67,000 £67,500 £64,250
England median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +5.00% -

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 13 November 2019.

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 13 November 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
Wiltshire +33 104 £62,500 +0.58% 17
Bristol -7 87 £50,000 +2.04% 32
Gloucestershire -13 69 £52,500 +5.00% 8
Dorset +23 58 £55,000 +15.79% 10
Somerset +12 28 £36,250 -28.22% 9
Devon +7 20 £40,500 -32.50% 13
Cornwall -1 7 £42,500 -22.73% 1
Continuous Improvement
England

For the 6 months to 13 November 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 West region with a requirement for Continuous Improvement.

1 201 (53.60%) Agile Software Development
2 114 (30.40%) Finance
3 104 (27.73%) Scrum
4 75 (20.00%) Mentoring
5 73 (19.47%) Security Cleared
6 72 (19.20%) C
7 68 (18.13%) Degree
8 62 (16.53%) Coaching
9 61 (16.27%) Analytical Skills
9 61 (16.27%) JavaScript
10 59 (15.73%) C#
10 59 (15.73%) DV Cleared
11 56 (14.93%) DevOps
12 54 (14.40%) Test Automation
13 53 (14.13%) SQL
14 52 (13.87%) TDD
14 52 (13.87%) Problem-Solving
15 47 (12.53%) Python
16 46 (12.27%) Apple
16 46 (12.27%) JIRA
17 45 (12.00%) User Stories
18 44 (11.73%) Microsoft
19 43 (11.47%) Java
20 42 (11.20%) Project Management
21 41 (10.93%) ITIL
21 41 (10.93%) Software Engineering
21 41 (10.93%) SC Cleared
21 41 (10.93%) User Experience
22 40 (10.67%) .NET
23 39 (10.40%) Kanban

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 17 (4.53%) Confluence
2 14 (3.73%) Apache Spark
3 13 (3.47%) SharePoint
4 7 (1.87%) Apache
5 6 (1.60%) CMS
6 2 (0.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (0.53%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.27%) Alfresco
7 1 (0.27%) Anypoint
7 1 (0.27%) ArcGIS
7 1 (0.27%) Drupal
7 1 (0.27%) GeoServer
7 1 (0.27%) GlassFish
7 1 (0.27%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.27%) Mule ESB
7 1 (0.27%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.27%) SAS
7 1 (0.27%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.27%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.27%) WebLogic
Applications
1 21 (5.60%) Microsoft Excel
2 17 (4.53%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (1.87%) MS Visio
4 6 (1.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (1.33%) InDesign
5 5 (1.33%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (1.07%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (3.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.87%) Teamcenter
3 6 (1.60%) SAP APO
3 6 (1.60%) SAP ERP
3 6 (1.60%) SAP IBP
3 6 (1.60%) SAP PP
4 4 (1.07%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.53%) Endur
5 2 (0.53%) NetSuite
5 2 (0.53%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.27%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.27%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.27%) Oracle iProcurement
6 1 (0.27%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.27%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (0.27%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.27%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 39 (10.40%) Azure
2 23 (6.13%) AWS
3 22 (5.87%) Office 365
4 19 (5.07%) Dynamics 365
5 14 (3.73%) GCP
5 14 (3.73%) Trello
6 9 (2.40%) Serverless
7 6 (1.60%) IaaS
7 6 (1.60%) SaaS
8 4 (1.07%) G Suite
8 4 (1.07%) Google App Engine
8 4 (1.07%) SuccessFactors
9 3 (0.80%) Azure Functions
9 3 (0.80%) Power Platform
9 3 (0.80%) PowerApps
10 2 (0.53%) npm
10 2 (0.53%) NuGet
10 2 (0.53%) PaaS
10 2 (0.53%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
10 2 (0.53%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 12 (3.20%) Firewall
2 6 (1.60%) VLAN
3 4 (1.07%) Internet
3 4 (1.07%) LAN
3 4 (1.07%) Unified Communications
3 4 (1.07%) WAN
3 4 (1.07%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (0.80%) Skype
4 3 (0.80%) SNMP
5 2 (0.53%) Asterisk PBX
5 2 (0.53%) DWDM
5 2 (0.53%) GPON
5 2 (0.53%) HTTP
5 2 (0.53%) MPLS
5 2 (0.53%) Network Security
5 2 (0.53%) Wireshark
6 1 (0.27%) 3G
6 1 (0.27%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (0.27%) GGSN
6 1 (0.27%) SGSN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (6.40%) Big Data
2 19 (5.07%) Data Lake
3 18 (4.80%) SQL Server
4 14 (3.73%) Apache Hive
4 14 (3.73%) Data Warehouse
4 14 (3.73%) DataStage
4 14 (3.73%) Hadoop
5 11 (2.93%) MongoDB
6 10 (2.67%) PostgreSQL
7 9 (2.40%) Crystal Reports
7 9 (2.40%) Oracle Reports
8 8 (2.13%) MySQL
8 8 (2.13%) Relational Database
9 6 (1.60%) Geospatial Data
10 5 (1.33%) NoSQL
10 5 (1.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 4 (1.07%) BigQuery
12 3 (0.80%) Power BI
12 3 (0.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 2 (0.53%) GIS
Development Applications
1 46 (12.27%) JIRA
2 19 (5.07%) Jenkins
2 19 (5.07%) Selenium
3 18 (4.80%) Git (software)
4 17 (4.53%) Cucumber
5 15 (4.00%) LoadRunner
6 13 (3.47%) HP UFT
7 11 (2.93%) Team Foundation Server
8 9 (2.40%) SpecFlow
9 8 (2.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 8 (2.13%) JMeter
9 8 (2.13%) JUnit
9 8 (2.13%) Maven
10 7 (1.87%) Jasmine
11 6 (1.60%) Artifactory
11 6 (1.60%) Visual Studio
12 4 (1.07%) NCrunch
12 4 (1.07%) ReSharper
13 2 (0.53%) Bitbucket
13 2 (0.53%) Gradle
General
1 114 (30.40%) Finance
2 36 (9.60%) Public Sector
3 20 (5.33%) Retail
4 15 (4.00%) Marketing
5 10 (2.67%) Aerospace
5 10 (2.67%) Manufacturing
6 8 (2.13%) Publishing
7 7 (1.87%) Telecoms
8 5 (1.33%) Automotive
8 5 (1.33%) Law
9 4 (1.07%) Banking
9 4 (1.07%) Electronics
9 4 (1.07%) Legal
9 4 (1.07%) Military
10 2 (0.53%) Advertising
10 2 (0.53%) Back Office
11 1 (0.27%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.27%) Games
11 1 (0.27%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.27%) German Language
Job Titles
1 65 (17.33%) Developer
2 46 (12.27%) Analyst
3 21 (5.60%) Administrator
4 18 (4.80%) Delivery Manager
4 18 (4.80%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 18 (4.80%) Scrum Master
5 17 (4.53%) Business Analyst
6 16 (4.27%) Agile Delivery Manager
6 16 (4.27%) Senior Developer
7 15 (4.00%) Architect
7 15 (4.00%) Data Engineer
7 15 (4.00%) UI Developer
8 14 (3.73%) Project Manager
8 14 (3.73%) Senior Data Engineer
9 13 (3.47%) Change Manager
9 13 (3.47%) Consultant
9 13 (3.47%) Solutions Architect
10 12 (3.20%) Business Change Manager
10 12 (3.20%) Business Manager
10 12 (3.20%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (10.67%) .NET
2 37 (9.87%) HTML
3 35 (9.33%) CSS
4 27 (7.20%) React
5 25 (6.67%) HTML5
6 24 (6.40%) CSS3
7 22 (5.87%) Velocity
8 21 (5.60%) AngularJS
9 16 (4.27%) .NET Framework
9 16 (4.27%) LESS
9 16 (4.27%) RESTful
9 16 (4.27%) Sass
10 12 (3.20%) React Native
11 11 (2.93%) ASP.NET
12 10 (2.67%) OAuth
13 9 (2.40%) Node.js
13 9 (2.40%) Spring
13 9 (2.40%) Web Services
14 8 (2.13%) Gherkin
15 7 (1.87%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 61 (16.27%) Analytical Skills
2 41 (10.93%) User Experience
3 20 (5.33%) Management Information System
4 15 (4.00%) Data Centre
5 12 (3.20%) Self-Motivation
6 10 (2.67%) Enterprise Software
6 10 (2.67%) Mobile App
7 5 (1.33%) Public Cloud
7 5 (1.33%) Virtual Team
8 4 (1.07%) Greenfield Project
9 3 (0.80%) Data Structures
9 3 (0.80%) IPTV
9 3 (0.80%) PMI
9 3 (0.80%) Private Cloud
10 2 (0.53%) CCTV
10 2 (0.53%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.53%) Embedded Systems
10 2 (0.53%) Renewable Energy
10 2 (0.53%) Robotics
10 2 (0.53%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 31 (8.27%) Linux
2 18 (4.80%) Windows
3 12 (3.20%) CentOS
4 10 (2.67%) Windows Server
5 9 (2.40%) Unix
6 7 (1.87%) Fedora
6 7 (1.87%) Mac OS
7 4 (1.07%) Solaris
8 2 (0.53%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.53%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.27%) Debian
9 1 (0.27%) FreeRTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 201 (53.60%) Agile Software Development
2 104 (27.73%) Scrum
3 75 (20.00%) Mentoring
4 62 (16.53%) Coaching
5 56 (14.93%) DevOps
6 54 (14.40%) Test Automation
7 52 (13.87%) Problem-Solving
7 52 (13.87%) TDD
8 45 (12.00%) User Stories
9 42 (11.20%) Project Management
10 41 (10.93%) ITIL
10 41 (10.93%) Software Engineering
11 39 (10.40%) Kanban
12 38 (10.13%) Stakeholder Management
13 35 (9.33%) Waterfall
14 34 (9.07%) SDLC
15 28 (7.47%) Acceptance Criteria
16 27 (7.20%) Programme Management
17 26 (6.93%) Change Management
17 26 (6.93%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 72 (19.20%) C
2 61 (16.27%) JavaScript
3 59 (15.73%) C#
4 53 (14.13%) SQL
5 47 (12.53%) Python
6 43 (11.47%) Java
7 20 (5.33%) PL/SQL
8 19 (5.07%) Scala
9 14 (3.73%) PHP
9 14 (3.73%) R
9 14 (3.73%) TypeScript
10 10 (2.67%) C++
11 9 (2.40%) PowerShell
11 9 (2.40%) Shell Script
11 9 (2.40%) VB.NET
12 7 (1.87%) VB
13 5 (1.33%) Bash Shell
13 5 (1.33%) ES6
13 5 (1.33%) Perl
14 4 (1.07%) Korn
Qualifications
1 73 (19.47%) Security Cleared
2 68 (18.13%) Degree
3 59 (15.73%) DV Cleared
4 41 (10.93%) SC Cleared
5 14 (3.73%) CISM
5 14 (3.73%) CISSP
5 14 (3.73%) ISTQB
6 13 (3.47%) CISA
7 10 (2.67%) APMP
8 9 (2.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 9 (2.40%) Microsoft Certification
9 8 (2.13%) ISEB
9 8 (2.13%) MCP
10 7 (1.87%) OCP
10 7 (1.87%) Oracle Certification
10 7 (1.87%) SAP Certification
11 6 (1.60%) ITIL Certification
11 6 (1.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 5 (1.33%) Computer Science Degree
13 4 (1.07%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (5.60%) QA
2 18 (4.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (3.47%) PCI DSS
4 12 (3.20%) GDPR
5 9 (2.40%) SLA
6 8 (2.13%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 4 (1.07%) COBIT
7 4 (1.07%) Cyber Essentials
7 4 (1.07%) NIST
8 2 (0.53%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.53%) JTAG
8 2 (0.53%) PMO
9 1 (0.27%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 1 (0.27%) NEBOSH
9 1 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 19 (5.07%) Docker
2 18 (4.80%) Active Directory
3 11 (2.93%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (1.60%) VMware Server
5 5 (1.33%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.53%) Firmware
7 1 (0.27%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.27%) KVM
7 1 (0.27%) LXC
7 1 (0.27%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.27%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.27%) Xen
7 1 (0.27%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 11 (2.93%) Kubernetes
2 8 (2.13%) HP Quality Center
3 7 (1.87%) HP ALM
4 3 (0.80%) PowerCLI
4 3 (0.80%) Puppet
4 3 (0.80%) vCenter Server
4 3 (0.80%) vRealize
5 2 (0.53%) Ansible
5 2 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.53%) ZABBIX
6 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 1 (0.27%) Nagios
6 1 (0.27%) Netcool
6 1 (0.27%) NSN NetAct
6 1 (0.27%) SCCM
6 1 (0.27%) SCOM
6 1 (0.27%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.27%) Terraform
Vendors
1 46 (12.27%) Apple
2 44 (11.73%) Microsoft
3 29 (7.73%) Oracle
4 25 (6.67%) SAP
5 19 (5.07%) Informatica
5 19 (5.07%) Teradata
6 16 (4.27%) Atlassian
7 14 (3.73%) Ab Initio
7 14 (3.73%) VMware
8 13 (3.47%) Google
9 12 (3.20%) Red Hat
10 10 (2.67%) Salesforce.com
11 8 (2.13%) HP
12 6 (1.60%) Adobe
12 6 (1.60%) Cisco
12 6 (1.60%) JDA
12 6 (1.60%) Virgin Media
13 5 (1.33%) Netezza
14 4 (1.07%) Remedy
15 3 (0.80%) Citrix