Period
to 5 April 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London 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 5 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Continual Improvement
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
5 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 74 72 91
Rank change year-on-year -2 +19 +3
Permanent jobs citing Continuous Improvement 2,450 3,358 3,498
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 3.76% 4.00% 3.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.14% 4.36% 3.71%
Number of salaries quoted 1,788 2,233 2,547
Median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,750
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.56% +2.63%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,750 £31,250
90th Percentile £76,027 £68,750 £67,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,713 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.34% +0.41% -

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 UK excluding London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK excluding London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 59,232 77,065 94,400
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 90.83% 91.83% 91.59%
Number of salaries quoted 46,764 59,851 76,533
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £27,750 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £67,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%

Continuous Improvement
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Continuous Improvement as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for Continuous Improvement in the UK excluding London

Continuous Improvement
Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Continuous Improvement in the UK excluding London.

Salary trend for Continuous Improvement in the UK excluding London

Continuous Improvement
Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Continuous Improvement in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 5 April 2020.

Salary histogram for Continuous Improvement in the UK excluding London

Continuous Improvement
Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 5 April 2020. 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
South East +18 793 £55,000 - 86
North of England -2 532 £50,000 +11.11% 75
Midlands +11 423 £47,500 - 74
West Midlands +17 317 £47,750 - 41
North West -13 249 £53,000 +17.78% 38
South West -13 245 £47,500 -5.00% 48
Yorkshire +22 244 £50,000 +5.26% 23
East of England -2 225 £50,000 +4.17% 52
Scotland -12 164 £45,000 - 14
East Midlands -1 104 £47,500 +9.76% 33
Wales -39 61 £42,500 +5.59% 18
North East -7 39 £33,000 -17.50% 14
Northern Ireland +27 12 - - 2
Continuous Improvement
UK

For the 6 months to 5 April 2020, 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for Continuous Improvement.

1 988 (40.33%) Agile Software Development
2 619 (25.27%) Finance
3 490 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 410 (16.73%) Problem-Solving
5 400 (16.33%) Azure
6 387 (15.80%) SQL
7 384 (15.67%) Degree
8 378 (15.43%) C#
9 375 (15.31%) Scrum
10 345 (14.08%) DevOps
11 335 (13.67%) .NET
12 328 (13.39%) Mentoring
13 323 (13.18%) Analytical Skills
14 322 (13.14%) ITIL
15 319 (13.02%) SQL Server
16 317 (12.94%) Windows
17 315 (12.86%) Project Management
18 311 (12.69%) JavaScript
19 269 (10.98%) Coaching
20 256 (10.45%) Software Engineering
21 251 (10.24%) AWS
21 251 (10.24%) Test Automation
21 251 (10.24%) Project Delivery
22 236 (9.63%) Service Delivery
23 233 (9.51%) Linux
24 220 (8.98%) QA
25 211 (8.61%) Java
26 192 (7.84%) Management Information System
27 190 (7.76%) CSS
28 188 (7.67%) HTML

Continuous Improvement
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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 56 (2.29%) SharePoint
2 43 (1.76%) Confluence
3 36 (1.47%) CMS
4 34 (1.39%) IIS
5 27 (1.10%) WebSphere
6 20 (0.82%) BizTalk Server
7 19 (0.78%) Apache Spark
8 17 (0.69%) Apache
9 16 (0.65%) CICS
9 16 (0.65%) MS Exchange
10 15 (0.61%) OpenStack
11 14 (0.57%) Tomcat
12 12 (0.49%) Umbraco
13 10 (0.41%) JBoss
14 9 (0.37%) Sitecore CMS
14 9 (0.37%) Skype for Business
15 8 (0.33%) Elasticsearch
16 7 (0.29%) WebSphere Application Server
17 6 (0.24%) Oracle Workflow
18 5 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 76 (3.10%) Microsoft Excel
2 72 (2.94%) Microsoft Office
3 30 (1.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 28 (1.14%) MS Visio
5 26 (1.06%) Microsoft Project
6 11 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.29%) Sketch
8 6 (0.24%) InVision
9 5 (0.20%) Photoshop
10 4 (0.16%) OmniGraffle
11 2 (0.082%) AutoCAD
11 2 (0.082%) MicroStation
11 2 (0.082%) Revit
12 1 (0.041%) Adobe Illustrator
12 1 (0.041%) Adobe Premiere
12 1 (0.041%) CPLEX
12 1 (0.041%) ProjectWise
12 1 (0.041%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 35 (1.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 18 (0.73%) assyst
3 12 (0.49%) Dynamics NAV
4 11 (0.45%) SAP ERP
5 8 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
5 8 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
5 8 (0.33%) SAP HR
6 7 (0.29%) SAP PM
6 7 (0.29%) Teamcenter
7 6 (0.24%) Oracle Payables
7 6 (0.24%) Oracle Receivables
7 6 (0.24%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
8 5 (0.20%) NetSuite
8 5 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
8 5 (0.20%) Oracle EBS R12
8 5 (0.20%) Oracle ERP
8 5 (0.20%) Oracle HRMS
8 5 (0.20%) Primavera
9 4 (0.16%) Oracle iProcurement
9 4 (0.16%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 400 (16.33%) Azure
2 251 (10.24%) AWS
3 127 (5.18%) SaaS
4 121 (4.94%) Office 365
5 70 (2.86%) PaaS
6 68 (2.78%) IaaS
7 66 (2.69%) Serverless
8 44 (1.80%) Power Platform
9 29 (1.18%) Dynamics 365
10 28 (1.14%) Azure Active Directory
11 26 (1.06%) Amazon EC2
12 23 (0.94%) Amazon S3
13 20 (0.82%) AWS Lambda
14 18 (0.73%) GCP
14 18 (0.73%) GitHub
15 14 (0.57%) Trello
16 13 (0.53%) OpenShift
17 12 (0.49%) Amazon EMR
17 12 (0.49%) SuccessFactors
18 10 (0.41%) Loggly
Communications & Networking
1 139 (5.67%) Firewall
2 101 (4.12%) WAN
3 99 (4.04%) LAN
4 76 (3.10%) DNS
5 64 (2.61%) Internet
6 61 (2.49%) DHCP
7 49 (2.00%) VPN
8 48 (1.96%) TCP/IP
8 48 (1.96%) Wireless
9 41 (1.67%) VoIP
10 38 (1.55%) Network Security
11 26 (1.06%) SAN
12 25 (1.02%) Broadband
13 24 (0.98%) Wi-Fi
14 18 (0.73%) NetScaler
15 15 (0.61%) Skype
16 14 (0.57%) MPLS
17 13 (0.53%) HTTP
18 12 (0.49%) VLAN
19 11 (0.45%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 319 (13.02%) SQL Server
2 83 (3.39%) Relational Database
3 67 (2.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 63 (2.57%) NoSQL
5 57 (2.33%) MongoDB
6 56 (2.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 45 (1.84%) MySQL
8 43 (1.76%) Power BI
9 41 (1.67%) Data Warehouse
10 40 (1.63%) SQL Server 2012
11 38 (1.55%) Big Data
12 33 (1.35%) Oracle Database
13 31 (1.27%) RDBMS
14 30 (1.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 29 (1.18%) PostgreSQL
16 27 (1.10%) Azure SQL Database
17 26 (1.06%) DB2
18 25 (1.02%) Hadoop
19 23 (0.94%) Amazon DynamoDB
20 19 (0.78%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 186 (7.59%) Git (software)
2 113 (4.61%) JIRA
3 107 (4.37%) Jenkins
4 104 (4.24%) Selenium
5 63 (2.57%) Visual Studio
6 45 (1.84%) JMeter
7 42 (1.71%) Subversion
8 41 (1.67%) Maven
9 39 (1.59%) Octopus Deploy
10 31 (1.27%) Cucumber
11 30 (1.22%) SpecFlow
11 30 (1.22%) TeamCity
12 27 (1.10%) Visual Studio Team System
13 25 (1.02%) Gradle
14 24 (0.98%) WebDriver
15 23 (0.94%) Jasmine
16 22 (0.90%) Team Foundation Server
17 21 (0.86%) gulp
17 21 (0.86%) JUnit
18 19 (0.78%) HP UFT
General
1 619 (25.27%) Finance
2 153 (6.24%) Telecoms
3 119 (4.86%) Retail
4 81 (3.31%) Legal
5 69 (2.82%) Marketing
6 61 (2.49%) Public Sector
7 57 (2.33%) Law
8 56 (2.29%) Aerospace
9 45 (1.84%) Manufacturing
10 42 (1.71%) Back Office
11 35 (1.43%) Banking
12 33 (1.35%) Games
13 25 (1.02%) Military
14 22 (0.90%) Local Government
15 12 (0.49%) Avionics
16 11 (0.45%) Financial Institution
17 10 (0.41%) Spanish Language
18 9 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
19 8 (0.33%) Automotive
19 8 (0.33%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 398 (16.24%) Developer
2 290 (11.84%) Analyst
3 106 (4.33%) Software Engineer
4 96 (3.92%) .NET Developer
5 90 (3.67%) C# Developer
6 85 (3.47%) Architect
7 81 (3.31%) Project Manager
7 81 (3.31%) Senior Developer
8 80 (3.27%) Scrum Master
9 74 (3.02%) Software Developer
10 71 (2.90%) IT Manager
11 69 (2.82%) Administrator
12 65 (2.65%) DBA
12 65 (2.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 63 (2.57%) Business Analyst
14 62 (2.53%) DevOps Engineer
15 54 (2.20%) Consultant
15 54 (2.20%) Service Manager
16 51 (2.08%) Java Developer
17 50 (2.04%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 335 (13.67%) .NET
2 190 (7.76%) CSS
3 188 (7.67%) HTML
4 146 (5.96%) Web Services
5 124 (5.06%) ASP.NET
6 123 (5.02%) AngularJS
7 108 (4.41%) REST
8 98 (4.00%) React
9 90 (3.67%) .NET Framework
10 77 (3.14%) XML
11 76 (3.10%) Node.js
12 73 (2.98%) jQuery
13 67 (2.73%) RESTful
14 66 (2.69%) ASP.NET MVC
15 62 (2.53%) .NET Core
16 59 (2.41%) SOAP
17 56 (2.29%) HTML5
18 50 (2.04%) ASP.NET Web API
19 46 (1.88%) Spring
20 44 (1.80%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 323 (13.18%) Analytical Skills
2 192 (7.84%) Management Information System
3 162 (6.61%) User Experience
4 110 (4.49%) Self-Motivation
5 101 (4.12%) Data Centre
6 56 (2.29%) Mobile App
7 54 (2.20%) Enterprise Software
8 39 (1.59%) Mainframe
9 38 (1.55%) Virtual Team
10 31 (1.27%) Greenfield Project
11 30 (1.22%) e-Learning
11 30 (1.22%) Hybrid Cloud
12 27 (1.10%) Public Cloud
13 25 (1.02%) Wiki
14 24 (0.98%) CMDB
15 21 (0.86%) Data Structures
16 19 (0.78%) Linux Command Line
17 15 (0.61%) Private Cloud
18 14 (0.57%) Client/Server
18 14 (0.57%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 317 (12.94%) Windows
2 233 (9.51%) Linux
3 109 (4.45%) Windows Server
4 80 (3.27%) Unix
5 64 (2.61%) Windows 10
6 37 (1.51%) Android
6 37 (1.51%) Apple iOS
7 36 (1.47%) Windows Server 2012
8 32 (1.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 32 (1.31%) Windows 7
9 28 (1.14%) Windows Server 2016
10 16 (0.65%) Mac OS
10 16 (0.65%) VMS
11 10 (0.41%) AIX
12 8 (0.33%) Windows Server 2008
13 7 (0.29%) CentOS
14 6 (0.24%) Windows Server 2003
15 5 (0.20%) Solaris
15 5 (0.20%) Windows 8
16 4 (0.16%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 988 (40.33%) Agile Software Development
2 410 (16.73%) Problem-Solving
3 375 (15.31%) Scrum
4 345 (14.08%) DevOps
5 328 (13.39%) Mentoring
6 322 (13.14%) ITIL
7 315 (12.86%) Project Management
8 269 (10.98%) Coaching
9 256 (10.45%) Software Engineering
10 251 (10.24%) Project Delivery
10 251 (10.24%) Test Automation
11 236 (9.63%) Service Delivery
12 185 (7.55%) Change Management
13 174 (7.10%) Stakeholder Management
14 173 (7.06%) TDD
15 159 (6.49%) SDLC
16 158 (6.45%) MVC
17 149 (6.08%) Continuous Integration
18 144 (5.88%) Information Security
19 136 (5.55%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 387 (15.80%) SQL
2 378 (15.43%) C#
3 311 (12.69%) JavaScript
4 211 (8.61%) Java
5 149 (6.08%) Python
6 113 (4.61%) PowerShell
7 87 (3.55%) C
8 78 (3.18%) T-SQL
9 67 (2.73%) TypeScript
10 65 (2.65%) Bash Shell
11 52 (2.12%) C++
12 39 (1.59%) Perl
13 30 (1.22%) ES6
14 27 (1.10%) PHP
14 27 (1.10%) VB
15 25 (1.02%) PL/SQL
16 23 (0.94%) Scala
17 19 (0.78%) Assembly Language
18 17 (0.69%) VB.NET
19 16 (0.65%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 384 (15.67%) Degree
2 91 (3.71%) Security Cleared
3 71 (2.90%) Cisco Certification
4 62 (2.53%) CISSP
5 51 (2.08%) Computer Science Degree
6 44 (1.80%) CISM
7 43 (1.76%) ITIL Certification
8 42 (1.71%) ISEB
9 36 (1.47%) ISTQB
10 34 (1.39%) SC Cleared
11 32 (1.31%) Microsoft Certification
12 29 (1.18%) DBS Check
13 28 (1.14%) DV Cleared
14 27 (1.10%) CCNA
14 27 (1.10%) PMI Certification
14 27 (1.10%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 26 (1.06%) CCNP
16 25 (1.02%) PMP
17 23 (0.94%) CCIE
18 22 (0.90%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 220 (8.98%) QA
2 120 (4.90%) SLA
3 87 (3.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 58 (2.37%) PCI DSS
5 52 (2.12%) PMO
6 50 (2.04%) GDPR
7 24 (0.98%) NIST
8 20 (0.82%) Cyber Essentials
8 20 (0.82%) Data Quality
9 13 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 13 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 11 (0.45%) ISO 9001
11 9 (0.37%) GxP
12 8 (0.33%) COBIT
13 4 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 4 (0.16%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 4 (0.16%) ISO 22301
13 4 (0.16%) JSP 440
13 4 (0.16%) NCSC
14 3 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 143 (5.84%) Active Directory
2 115 (4.69%) Docker
3 80 (3.27%) VMware Infrastructure
4 26 (1.06%) Hyper-V
5 25 (1.02%) Virtual Machines
6 23 (0.94%) vSphere
7 13 (0.53%) RACF
8 12 (0.49%) ACF2
9 8 (0.33%) HDFS
9 8 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
9 8 (0.33%) XenApp
10 6 (0.24%) BitLocker
10 6 (0.24%) Firmware
10 6 (0.24%) Virtual Desktop
11 3 (0.12%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (0.082%) DFS Replication
12 2 (0.082%) Oracle RAC
12 2 (0.082%) Xen
13 1 (0.041%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 1 (0.041%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 84 (3.43%) Kubernetes
2 46 (1.88%) Ansible
3 42 (1.71%) SCCM
4 40 (1.63%) Puppet
5 36 (1.47%) Terraform
6 28 (1.14%) Opscode Chef
7 27 (1.10%) BMC PATROL
8 11 (0.45%) SCOM
9 9 (0.37%) HP Quality Center
10 8 (0.33%) EMC NetWorker
10 8 (0.33%) FortiGate
11 6 (0.24%) Microsoft Intune
11 6 (0.24%) Nessus
12 5 (0.20%) Packer
12 5 (0.20%) Single Sign-On
12 5 (0.20%) WSUS
13 4 (0.16%) Cisco CUCM
13 4 (0.16%) Red Hat Satellite
13 4 (0.16%) Stealthwatch
13 4 (0.16%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 490 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 149 (6.08%) Oracle
3 125 (5.10%) Cisco
4 102 (4.16%) VMware
5 82 (3.35%) Citrix
6 76 (3.10%) SAP
7 44 (1.80%) HP
8 42 (1.71%) Apple
9 36 (1.47%) IBM
10 33 (1.35%) Juniper
10 33 (1.35%) Red Hat
11 31 (1.27%) ServiceNow
12 29 (1.18%) Virgin Media
13 24 (0.98%) Dynatrace
13 24 (0.98%) Tableau
14 23 (0.94%) CheckPoint
15 22 (0.90%) Salesforce.com
16 21 (0.86%) Atlassian
16 21 (0.86%) Dell
16 21 (0.86%) Xamarin