Period
to 25 May 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London with a requirement for Process Improvement skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Process Improvement over the 6 months to 25 May 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Process Improvement
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
25 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 211 223 232
Rank change year-on-year +12 +9 +3
Permanent jobs citing Process Improvement 748 1,237 1,444
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 1.46% 1.50% 1.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.61% 1.63% 1.58%
Number of salaries quoted 512 869 1,054
Median annual salary £47,500 £47,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.06% -1.05% +11.76%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,375 £30,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% -4.76% +5.00%

Process 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 46,590 75,813 91,597
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 91.15% 91.83% 91.77%
Number of salaries quoted 36,727 58,502 73,867
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £70,000 £67,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%

Process Improvement
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Job vacancy trend for Process Improvement in the UK excluding London

Process Improvement
Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Salary trend for Process Improvement in the UK excluding London

Process Improvement
Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Process Improvement in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 25 May 2020.

Salary histogram for Process Improvement in the UK excluding London

Process 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 Process Improvement within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 25 May 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 +15 217 £55,000 +10.00% 17
Midlands +34 156 £47,500 +13.10% 7
North of England -43 125 £47,500 +5.56% 16
West Midlands +33 110 £47,500 +23.38% 3
Scotland +90 80 £45,000 -5.26% 9
East of England +58 78 £42,500 -22.73% 6
North West -31 70 £62,500 +38.89% 8
South West +31 60 £47,500 +11.76% 7
East Midlands +4 46 £47,500 -13.64% 4
Yorkshire +12 38 £42,500 - 5
Wales +9 28 £45,000 - 2
North East +19 17 £32,500 -18.75% 3
Northern Ireland - 8 - -
Process Improvement
UK

For the 6 months to 25 May 2020, IT jobs citing Process 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 Process Improvement.

1 244 (32.62%) Agile Software Development
2 214 (28.61%) Finance
3 165 (22.06%) Microsoft
4 148 (19.79%) SQL
5 136 (18.18%) Problem-Solving
6 112 (14.97%) Windows
7 111 (14.84%) Azure
8 100 (13.37%) Project Management
9 96 (12.83%) Change Management
10 93 (12.43%) Analytical Skills
11 92 (12.30%) Degree
12 90 (12.03%) .NET
12 90 (12.03%) Continuous Improvement
13 84 (11.23%) ITIL
14 83 (11.10%) C#
14 83 (11.10%) Office 365
15 80 (10.70%) Microsoft Office
16 79 (10.56%) Management Information System
17 78 (10.43%) QA
17 78 (10.43%) Decision-Making
18 77 (10.29%) SDLC
18 77 (10.29%) SQL Server
19 76 (10.16%) Test Automation
20 74 (9.89%) DevOps
21 73 (9.76%) Analytics
22 72 (9.63%) Coaching
23 70 (9.36%) JavaScript
24 65 (8.69%) AWS
25 63 (8.42%) CSS
25 63 (8.42%) Firewall

Process 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 25 (3.34%) MS Exchange
2 21 (2.81%) Exchange Server 2013
3 19 (2.54%) SharePoint
4 18 (2.41%) SAS
5 14 (1.87%) CMS
6 13 (1.74%) Confluence
6 13 (1.74%) EPiServer
7 6 (0.80%) Red Hat Fuse
8 4 (0.53%) IIS
8 4 (0.53%) Oracle UPK
9 3 (0.40%) Apache Spark
9 3 (0.40%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.27%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.27%) Moodle
11 1 (0.13%) Gentran
11 1 (0.13%) Mule
11 1 (0.13%) Mule ESB
11 1 (0.13%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 80 (10.70%) Microsoft Office
2 60 (8.02%) Microsoft Excel
3 39 (5.21%) MS Visio
4 27 (3.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 9 (1.20%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 24 (3.21%) Dynamics AX
2 14 (1.87%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (1.87%) SAP CO
2 14 (1.87%) SAP FI
2 14 (1.87%) SAP FI/CO
3 9 (1.20%) Oracle EBS
3 9 (1.20%) SAP S/4HANA
4 7 (0.94%) NetSuite
5 6 (0.80%) Oracle ERP
6 5 (0.67%) Dynamics NAV
6 5 (0.67%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 4 (0.53%) Oracle EBS R12
7 4 (0.53%) Oracle iProcurement
7 4 (0.53%) Oracle Payroll
7 4 (0.53%) Unit4 Business World
8 3 (0.40%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 3 (0.40%) Lawson
8 3 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
8 3 (0.40%) SAP Business One
9 2 (0.27%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 111 (14.84%) Azure
2 83 (11.10%) Office 365
3 65 (8.69%) AWS
4 24 (3.21%) Power Platform
5 21 (2.81%) IaaS
6 20 (2.67%) PaaS
7 19 (2.54%) SaaS
8 11 (1.47%) GCP
9 6 (0.80%) Firebase
10 5 (0.67%) Azure Active Directory
11 4 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
11 4 (0.53%) GitHub
12 3 (0.40%) Dynamics 365
12 3 (0.40%) Serverless
12 3 (0.40%) Slack
12 3 (0.40%) Smartsheet
13 2 (0.27%) Apigee
13 2 (0.27%) Azure Functions
13 2 (0.27%) Boomi
13 2 (0.27%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 63 (8.42%) Firewall
2 22 (2.94%) VPN
3 21 (2.81%) iSCSI
4 15 (2.01%) WAN
5 13 (1.74%) LAN
5 13 (1.74%) MPLS
6 8 (1.07%) BGP
6 8 (1.07%) Cisco Nexus
6 8 (1.07%) Internet
6 8 (1.07%) Wireless
7 7 (0.94%) Cisco ASA
7 7 (0.94%) FTP
8 6 (0.80%) DNS
8 6 (0.80%) SNMP
8 6 (0.80%) VLAN
9 5 (0.67%) Network Security
9 5 (0.67%) VoIP
10 4 (0.53%) 5G
10 4 (0.53%) HTTP
10 4 (0.53%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (10.29%) SQL Server
2 28 (3.74%) Big Data
3 26 (3.48%) Relational Database
4 24 (3.21%) Power BI
5 23 (3.07%) Data Warehouse
6 17 (2.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 15 (2.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 13 (1.74%) PostgreSQL
9 12 (1.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 11 (1.47%) SQL Server 2012
11 10 (1.34%) Oracle Database
12 8 (1.07%) BusinessObjects
12 8 (1.07%) Hadoop
13 7 (0.94%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
13 7 (0.94%) Data Lake
13 7 (0.94%) DB2
13 7 (0.94%) MongoDB
14 6 (0.80%) Amazon RDS
14 6 (0.80%) Apache Hive
14 6 (0.80%) Impala
Development Applications
1 40 (5.35%) JIRA
2 34 (4.55%) Git (software)
3 27 (3.61%) Jenkins
4 24 (3.21%) Team Foundation Server
5 22 (2.94%) Selenium
6 14 (1.87%) Cucumber
7 13 (1.74%) Eclipse
8 12 (1.60%) Maven
8 12 (1.60%) Subversion
9 11 (1.47%) SoapUI
10 10 (1.34%) Postman
10 10 (1.34%) Visual Studio
11 9 (1.20%) Bitbucket
11 9 (1.20%) JMeter
12 8 (1.07%) VersionOne
13 7 (0.94%) HP UFT
14 6 (0.80%) CMake
14 6 (0.80%) Gerrit
14 6 (0.80%) Rational DOORS
14 6 (0.80%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 214 (28.61%) Finance
2 30 (4.01%) Law
2 30 (4.01%) Manufacturing
3 22 (2.94%) Marketing
3 22 (2.94%) Retail
4 19 (2.54%) Telecoms
5 16 (2.14%) Games
6 15 (2.01%) Legal
6 15 (2.01%) Public Sector
7 14 (1.87%) Aerospace
8 12 (1.60%) Back Office
9 8 (1.07%) Local Government
9 8 (1.07%) Police
10 7 (0.94%) Banking
11 5 (0.67%) Electronics
11 5 (0.67%) Military
11 5 (0.67%) Polish Language
12 4 (0.53%) Automotive
13 2 (0.27%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.27%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 214 (28.61%) Analyst
2 87 (11.63%) Developer
3 79 (10.56%) Business Analyst
4 62 (8.29%) Consultant
5 44 (5.88%) Support Analyst
6 34 (4.55%) Data Engineer
7 29 (3.88%) Senior Analyst
8 28 (3.74%) Infrastructure Support
9 25 (3.34%) Software Developer
10 24 (3.21%) Agile Business Analyst
11 23 (3.07%) IT Analyst
11 23 (3.07%) Senior Developer
11 23 (3.07%) Software Engineer
12 22 (2.94%) IT Manager
13 21 (2.81%) Full Stack Developer
13 21 (2.81%) Software Analyst
13 21 (2.81%) Test Engineer
14 20 (2.67%) Functional Consultant
14 20 (2.67%) Infrastructure Analyst
14 20 (2.67%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (12.03%) .NET
2 63 (8.42%) CSS
3 47 (6.28%) HTML
4 38 (5.08%) .NET Framework
5 32 (4.28%) AngularJS
6 29 (3.88%) REST
7 28 (3.74%) Web Services
8 21 (2.81%) jQuery
9 18 (2.41%) Entity Framework
9 18 (2.41%) Node.js
9 18 (2.41%) RESTful
10 16 (2.14%) React
11 15 (2.01%) .NET Core
11 15 (2.01%) CSS3
12 14 (1.87%) HTML5
12 14 (1.87%) SOAP
12 14 (1.87%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 11 (1.47%) XML
14 10 (1.34%) ASP.NET
15 9 (1.20%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 93 (12.43%) Analytical Skills
2 79 (10.56%) Management Information System
3 41 (5.48%) Enterprise Storage
4 34 (4.55%) Self-Motivation
5 31 (4.14%) Enterprise Software
6 23 (3.07%) Driving Licence
7 14 (1.87%) Data Centre
8 10 (1.34%) User Experience
9 8 (1.07%) AS400
9 8 (1.07%) Data Structures
9 8 (1.07%) Security Operations Centre
9 8 (1.07%) Virtual Team
10 6 (0.80%) Cloud Native
10 6 (0.80%) CMDB
11 5 (0.67%) Analytical Mindset
12 4 (0.53%) Algorithms
12 4 (0.53%) Embedded Systems
12 4 (0.53%) Internet of Things
12 4 (0.53%) PMI
12 4 (0.53%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 112 (14.97%) Windows
2 40 (5.35%) Windows Server
3 39 (5.21%) Unix
4 36 (4.81%) Linux
5 11 (1.47%) VMS
6 9 (1.20%) Apple iOS
7 8 (1.07%) Android
7 8 (1.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (0.94%) AIX
8 7 (0.94%) Windows Server 2016
9 6 (0.80%) Mac OS
10 3 (0.40%) Windows 10
11 2 (0.27%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.13%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 244 (32.62%) Agile Software Development
2 136 (18.18%) Problem-Solving
3 100 (13.37%) Project Management
4 96 (12.83%) Change Management
5 90 (12.03%) Continuous Improvement
6 84 (11.23%) ITIL
7 78 (10.43%) Decision-Making
8 77 (10.29%) SDLC
9 76 (10.16%) Test Automation
10 74 (9.89%) DevOps
11 73 (9.76%) Analytics
12 72 (9.63%) Coaching
13 62 (8.29%) Scrum
14 61 (8.16%) Line Management
15 58 (7.75%) Mentoring
16 56 (7.49%) Stakeholder Management
17 54 (7.22%) Business Intelligence
18 50 (6.68%) Business Analysis
18 50 (6.68%) Use Case
19 49 (6.55%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 148 (19.79%) SQL
2 83 (11.10%) C#
3 70 (9.36%) JavaScript
4 61 (8.16%) Python
5 52 (6.95%) Java
6 40 (5.35%) PowerShell
7 25 (3.34%) C++
8 16 (2.14%) PHP
9 15 (2.01%) C
10 14 (1.87%) Ruby
11 11 (1.47%) Groovy
11 11 (1.47%) TypeScript
11 11 (1.47%) VBA
12 9 (1.20%) PL/SQL
12 9 (1.20%) T-SQL
13 7 (0.94%) Bash Shell
14 6 (0.80%) HiveQL
14 6 (0.80%) Java 8
14 6 (0.80%) VBScript
15 5 (0.67%) Perl
Qualifications
1 92 (12.30%) Degree
2 34 (4.55%) Security Cleared
3 31 (4.14%) SC Cleared
4 30 (4.01%) CISSP
5 20 (2.67%) ISEB
6 15 (2.01%) CISM
6 15 (2.01%) Computer Science Degree
7 14 (1.87%) Microsoft Certification
8 13 (1.74%) ISTQB
9 10 (1.34%) ACCA
9 10 (1.34%) MCSD
9 10 (1.34%) Six Sigma Green Belt
10 9 (1.20%) CCNP
10 9 (1.20%) Cisco Certification
10 9 (1.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 8 (1.07%) GCIA
11 8 (1.07%) GCIH
12 7 (0.94%) ITIL Certification
13 6 (0.80%) PMI Certification
13 6 (0.80%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 78 (10.43%) QA
2 28 (3.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 22 (2.94%) BS25999
3 22 (2.94%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 21 (2.81%) GDPR
5 20 (2.67%) SLA
6 17 (2.27%) Data Quality
7 13 (1.74%) PCI DSS
8 8 (1.07%) PMO
9 6 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 15288
10 4 (0.53%) PMBOK
11 3 (0.40%) ISO 9001
12 2 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 17025
12 2 (0.27%) NIST
12 2 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 1 (0.13%) IFRS
13 1 (0.13%) IFRS 9
13 1 (0.13%) ISO 22301
13 1 (0.13%) ITGC
System Software
1 53 (7.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 51 (6.82%) Active Directory
3 48 (6.42%) Hyper-V
4 25 (3.34%) BitLocker
5 22 (2.94%) XenApp
6 21 (2.81%) NFS
6 21 (2.81%) XenDesktop
7 9 (1.20%) Docker
8 8 (1.07%) vSphere
9 6 (0.80%) HDFS
10 2 (0.27%) Apache Flume
10 2 (0.27%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 1 (0.13%) Firmware
11 1 (0.13%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.13%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 21 (2.81%) Backup Exec
2 13 (1.74%) SCCM
3 7 (0.94%) HP Quality Center
3 7 (0.94%) Microsoft Intune
4 6 (0.80%) CFEngine
5 5 (0.67%) CASB
5 5 (0.67%) HP ALM
5 5 (0.67%) Puppet
6 4 (0.53%) Ansible
6 4 (0.53%) Kubernetes
6 4 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (0.40%) BMC Performance Manager
7 3 (0.40%) CA Single Sign-On
7 3 (0.40%) Single Sign-On
7 3 (0.40%) Terraform
8 2 (0.27%) SCSM
8 2 (0.27%) WSUS
9 1 (0.13%) Docker Swarm
9 1 (0.13%) Rancher
9 1 (0.13%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 165 (22.06%) Microsoft
2 63 (8.42%) VMware
3 51 (6.82%) Oracle
4 35 (4.68%) SAP
5 28 (3.74%) Salesforce.com
6 26 (3.48%) Citrix
7 24 (3.21%) HP
8 22 (2.94%) Veeam
9 21 (2.81%) Sophos
10 20 (2.67%) Dell
11 19 (2.54%) NetApp
12 18 (2.41%) EqualLogic
12 18 (2.41%) Tableau
13 17 (2.27%) Cisco
14 16 (2.14%) Splunk
15 14 (1.87%) Google
16 12 (1.60%) IBM
17 11 (1.47%) ServiceNow
18 10 (1.34%) Capita
18 10 (1.34%) Sitecore