Period
to 24 August 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies 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 24 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Continual Improvement
UK
6 months to
24 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 103 88 128
Rank change year-on-year -15 +40 +24
Permanent jobs citing Continuous Improvement 5372 6039 5261
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.06% 3.08% 2.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.40% 3.45% 2.75%
Number of salaries quoted 3763 4541 3772
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +4.17%
10th Percentile £31,250 £32,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,250 £77,392
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.22% - +5.88%

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 with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 158067 174907 190989
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.94% 89.07% 88.20%
Number of salaries quoted 125117 145890 156060
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,623 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

Continuous Improvement
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Continuous Improvement as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Continuous Improvement in the UK

Continuous Improvement
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Continuous Improvement in the UK

Continuous Improvement
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement over the 6 months to 24 August 2017.

Salary histogram for Continuous Improvement in the UK

Continuous Improvement
Top 16 Job Locations

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 over the 6 months to 24 August 2017. 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
England -12 5040 £52,500 +5.00% 369
UK excluding London -26 2991 £46,000 +2.22% 280
London +45 2253 £60,250 +4.78% 109
South East -33 799 £50,000 +5.26% 80
North of England -27 726 £45,000 - 89
Midlands -23 540 £44,000 -2.22% 26
West Midlands -12 392 £45,000 -5.26% 22
Yorkshire +14 358 £42,500 -5.56% 45
East of England -26 357 £52,850 -2.58% 34
North West -43 325 £47,500 +5.56% 38
South West -8 315 £45,000 - 26
East Midlands -56 148 £42,000 -5.62% 4
Scotland -36 139 £45,000 - 19
Wales +13 131 £40,210 -5.39% 6
North East -16 43 £37,500 -37.50% 6
Northern Ireland -14 12 £47,500 +25.00%

For the 6 months to 24 August 2017, IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Continuous Improvement.

1 2002 (37.27%) Agile Software Development
2 1614 (30.04%) Finance
3 943 (17.55%) Microsoft
4 939 (17.48%) SQL
5 915 (17.03%) Degree
6 884 (16.46%) ITIL
7 774 (14.41%) Project Management
8 769 (14.31%) Scrum
9 742 (13.81%) Java
10 713 (13.27%) Analytical Skills
11 694 (12.92%) SQL Server
12 649 (12.08%) QA
13 629 (11.71%) JavaScript
14 628 (11.69%) .NET
15 625 (11.63%) Windows
16 614 (11.43%) Test Automation
17 611 (11.37%) Linux
17 611 (11.37%) DevOps
18 595 (11.08%) Retail
19 538 (10.01%) C#
20 533 (9.92%) Service Delivery
21 532 (9.90%) Mentoring
22 503 (9.36%) Change Management
23 501 (9.33%) Stakeholder Management
24 487 (9.07%) TDD
25 478 (8.90%) HTML
26 467 (8.69%) Software Engineering
27 454 (8.45%) SDLC
28 446 (8.30%) Computer Science
29 431 (8.02%) Oracle

Continuous Improvement
Co-occurring IT Skills 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
1 173 (3.22%) Apache
2 169 (3.15%) SharePoint
2 169 (3.15%) Tomcat
3 150 (2.79%) IIS
4 139 (2.59%) CMS
5 132 (2.46%) MS Exchange
6 61 (1.14%) EPiServer
7 60 (1.12%) Confluence
8 56 (1.04%) Skype for Business
9 55 (1.02%) Elasticsearch
10 49 (0.91%) OpenStack
11 47 (0.87%) nginx
12 45 (0.84%) JBoss
13 39 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2013
14 37 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2010
15 36 (0.67%) WebLogic
16 33 (0.61%) Sitecore CMS
16 33 (0.61%) WordPress
17 32 (0.60%) Apache Spark
18 31 (0.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 246 (4.58%) Microsoft Office
2 224 (4.17%) Microsoft Excel
3 86 (1.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 73 (1.36%) Microsoft Project
5 68 (1.27%) MS Visio
6 23 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
7 10 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
7 10 (0.19%) Photoshop
8 9 (0.17%) InVision
9 8 (0.15%) SPSS
9 8 (0.15%) UXPin
10 7 (0.13%) Campfire
11 5 (0.093%) SOLIDWORKS
12 3 (0.056%) SPSS Modeler
13 2 (0.037%) Adobe Captivate
13 2 (0.037%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 1 (0.019%) Adobe Premiere
14 1 (0.019%) AutoCAD
14 1 (0.019%) InfoPath
14 1 (0.019%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 89 (1.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 79 (1.47%) SAP S/4HANA
3 72 (1.34%) SAP CO
3 72 (1.34%) SAP FI
3 72 (1.34%) SAP FI/CO
4 30 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
5 28 (0.52%) SAP CRM
6 26 (0.48%) Eloqua
6 26 (0.48%) SAP ERP
7 21 (0.39%) assyst
8 20 (0.37%) SAP BPC
9 16 (0.30%) SAP MM
10 15 (0.28%) Endur
10 15 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
10 15 (0.28%) Siebel CRM
11 13 (0.24%) SAP EWM
12 11 (0.20%) SAP SD
12 11 (0.20%) SessionCam
12 11 (0.20%) Social Studio
13 10 (0.19%) SAP PS
Cloud Services
1 375 (6.98%) Amazon AWS
2 267 (4.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 214 (3.98%) SaaS
4 121 (2.25%) Office 365
5 110 (2.05%) IaaS
6 104 (1.94%) PaaS
7 73 (1.36%) GitHub
8 67 (1.25%) Cloud Computing
9 64 (1.19%) Amazon EC2
10 34 (0.63%) Google Cloud Platform
11 29 (0.54%) Google Analytics
12 21 (0.39%) AWS CloudFormation
12 21 (0.39%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 20 (0.37%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 19 (0.35%) Amazon ElastiCache
15 16 (0.30%) G Suite
16 14 (0.26%) Azure Active Directory
17 13 (0.24%) Amazon S3
17 13 (0.24%) SuccessFactors
18 12 (0.22%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 257 (4.78%) Firewall
2 196 (3.65%) DNS
3 161 (3.00%) SAN
4 154 (2.87%) Internet
5 153 (2.85%) WAN
6 150 (2.79%) LAN
7 99 (1.84%) DHCP
8 88 (1.64%) TCP/IP
9 75 (1.40%) HTTP
10 65 (1.21%) VPN
11 60 (1.12%) Network Security
12 56 (1.04%) LDAP
13 48 (0.89%) Wireless
14 44 (0.82%) Skype
15 42 (0.78%) Wi-Fi
16 41 (0.76%) SSL
17 40 (0.74%) VoIP
18 30 (0.56%) VLAN
19 29 (0.54%) Intranet
20 28 (0.52%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 694 (12.92%) SQL Server
2 265 (4.93%) MySQL
3 160 (2.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 143 (2.66%) Relational Database
5 137 (2.55%) MongoDB
6 124 (2.31%) Data Warehouse
7 108 (2.01%) Big Data
8 104 (1.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 93 (1.73%) SQL Server 2012
10 84 (1.56%) SQL Server 2008
11 77 (1.43%) SQL Server 2014
12 72 (1.34%) NoSQL
13 64 (1.19%) Hadoop
14 59 (1.10%) PostgreSQL
15 50 (0.93%) Power BI
16 48 (0.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 45 (0.84%) Apache Cassandra
18 43 (0.80%) Oracle ODI
19 41 (0.76%) SAP BW
20 39 (0.73%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 254 (4.73%) Selenium
2 253 (4.71%) Git (software)
3 235 (4.37%) JIRA
4 202 (3.76%) Jenkins
5 160 (2.98%) Team Foundation Server
6 118 (2.20%) Subversion
7 115 (2.14%) JUnit
8 107 (1.99%) Cucumber
9 93 (1.73%) TeamCity
9 93 (1.73%) Visual Studio
10 75 (1.40%) Maven
11 62 (1.15%) LSMW
12 60 (1.12%) HP UFT
13 58 (1.08%) WebDriver
14 45 (0.84%) gulp
15 43 (0.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 43 (0.80%) eCATT
15 43 (0.80%) NUnit
16 36 (0.67%) Octopus Deploy
17 34 (0.63%) Rational Functional Tester
General
1 1614 (30.04%) Finance
2 595 (11.08%) Retail
3 398 (7.41%) Banking
4 263 (4.90%) Marketing
5 246 (4.58%) Retail Banking
6 241 (4.49%) Investment Banking
7 196 (3.65%) Manufacturing
8 195 (3.63%) Telecoms
9 175 (3.26%) Front Office
10 163 (3.03%) Legal
11 121 (2.25%) Back Office
12 98 (1.82%) Publishing
13 93 (1.73%) Law
14 81 (1.51%) Games
15 80 (1.49%) Advertising
16 66 (1.23%) Financial Institution
17 59 (1.10%) Electronics
18 50 (0.93%) General Ledger
19 47 (0.87%) Billing
20 23 (0.43%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 1005 (18.71%) Developer
2 762 (14.18%) Analyst
3 262 (4.88%) IT Manager
4 235 (4.37%) Architect
5 227 (4.23%) Consultant
6 226 (4.21%) Java Developer
7 221 (4.11%) Project Manager
8 216 (4.02%) Senior Developer
9 186 (3.46%) Service Manager
10 182 (3.39%) Business Analyst
11 170 (3.16%) Team Leader
12 154 (2.87%) C# Developer
13 153 (2.85%) Scrum Master
14 142 (2.64%) .NET Developer
14 142 (2.64%) Delivery Manager
15 140 (2.61%) DevOps Engineer
16 129 (2.40%) SAP Consultant
17 123 (2.29%) Senior Analyst
18 121 (2.25%) Software Developer
19 117 (2.18%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 628 (11.69%) .NET
2 478 (8.90%) HTML
3 396 (7.37%) CSS
4 387 (7.20%) Web Services
5 305 (5.68%) AngularJS
6 242 (4.50%) REST
7 237 (4.41%) HTML5
8 220 (4.10%) XML
9 216 (4.02%) Spring
10 210 (3.91%) ASP.NET
11 184 (3.43%) SOAP
12 161 (3.00%) CSS3
13 147 (2.74%) jQuery
14 140 (2.61%) .NET Framework
15 134 (2.49%) Node.js
16 128 (2.38%) React
17 125 (2.33%) J2EE
18 116 (2.16%) RESTful
19 86 (1.60%) IDoc
20 85 (1.58%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 713 (13.27%) Analytical Skills
2 446 (8.30%) Computer Science
3 357 (6.65%) Management Information System
4 277 (5.16%) User Experience
5 264 (4.91%) Data Centre
6 146 (2.72%) Equities
7 111 (2.07%) Virtual Team
8 94 (1.75%) Fintech
8 94 (1.75%) Mobile App
9 92 (1.71%) Derivative
10 88 (1.64%) NHS
11 86 (1.60%) Enterprise Software
12 74 (1.38%) Public Cloud
13 64 (1.19%) Greenfield Project
14 60 (1.12%) Data Structures
15 56 (1.04%) Fixed Income
16 52 (0.97%) Social Media
17 49 (0.91%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 39 (0.73%) iPad
19 36 (0.67%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 625 (11.63%) Windows
2 611 (11.37%) Linux
3 251 (4.67%) Unix
4 184 (3.43%) Windows Server
5 103 (1.92%) Windows Server 2012
6 99 (1.84%) CentOS
7 86 (1.60%) Windows Server 2008
8 83 (1.55%) Ubuntu
9 75 (1.40%) Windows 7
10 74 (1.38%) Android
11 53 (0.99%) Apple iOS
12 51 (0.95%) Windows 10
13 41 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 39 (0.73%) Solaris
15 38 (0.71%) AIX
16 29 (0.54%) Mac OS
17 19 (0.35%) Windows 8
18 17 (0.32%) Mac OS X
19 16 (0.30%) Debian
19 16 (0.30%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2002 (37.27%) Agile Software Development
2 884 (16.46%) ITIL
3 774 (14.41%) Project Management
4 769 (14.31%) Scrum
5 614 (11.43%) Test Automation
6 611 (11.37%) DevOps
7 533 (9.92%) Service Delivery
8 532 (9.90%) Mentoring
9 503 (9.36%) Change Management
10 501 (9.33%) Stakeholder Management
11 487 (9.07%) TDD
12 467 (8.69%) Software Engineering
13 454 (8.45%) SDLC
14 430 (8.00%) Coaching
15 411 (7.65%) Asset Management
16 402 (7.48%) Service Management
17 396 (7.37%) PRINCE2
18 378 (7.04%) Continuous Integration
19 300 (5.58%) Information Security
20 292 (5.44%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 939 (17.48%) SQL
2 742 (13.81%) Java
3 629 (11.71%) JavaScript
4 538 (10.01%) C#
5 311 (5.79%) Python
6 168 (3.13%) PowerShell
7 159 (2.96%) T-SQL
8 126 (2.35%) Ruby
9 124 (2.31%) C++
10 109 (2.03%) PHP
10 109 (2.03%) Shell Script
11 105 (1.95%) C
12 97 (1.81%) Perl
13 89 (1.66%) PL/SQL
14 84 (1.56%) ABAP
15 74 (1.38%) Bash Shell
16 71 (1.32%) VB.NET
17 55 (1.02%) VBA
18 50 (0.93%) ES6
19 36 (0.67%) Scala
Qualifications
1 915 (17.03%) Degree
2 167 (3.11%) Security Cleared
3 144 (2.68%) ISEB
4 142 (2.64%) CISSP
4 142 (2.64%) ITIL Certification
5 121 (2.25%) SC Cleared
6 119 (2.22%) Computer Science Degree
7 92 (1.71%) CISM
7 92 (1.71%) PMP
8 80 (1.49%) Microsoft Certification
9 77 (1.43%) Cisco Certification
10 76 (1.41%) ISTQB
11 71 (1.32%) PMI Certification
12 57 (1.06%) CISA
13 53 (0.99%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 45 (0.84%) CCNA
14 45 (0.84%) MCSE
15 40 (0.74%) CEH
16 37 (0.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 33 (0.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 649 (12.08%) QA
2 245 (4.56%) SLA
3 163 (3.03%) PMO
4 148 (2.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 55 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 54 (1.01%) PCI DSS
7 40 (0.74%) COBIT
7 40 (0.74%) Data Quality
8 29 (0.54%) ISO 9001
9 25 (0.47%) Cyber Essentials
10 19 (0.35%) GDPR
11 17 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 12 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 11 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
14 10 (0.19%) ISO 14001
14 10 (0.19%) ISO 22301
15 9 (0.17%) ISO 9000
16 8 (0.15%) P3O
17 5 (0.093%) HMG Security Policy Framework
18 4 (0.074%) GCP
System Software
1 355 (6.61%) Active Directory
2 185 (3.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 154 (2.87%) Docker
4 77 (1.43%) VMware ESXi
5 63 (1.17%) Hyper-V
6 47 (0.87%) vSphere
7 39 (0.73%) Virtual Machines
8 29 (0.54%) NFS
9 28 (0.52%) DFS Replication
10 24 (0.45%) Firmware
10 24 (0.45%) XenApp
11 15 (0.28%) XenDesktop
12 9 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
13 7 (0.13%) Microsoft App-V
13 7 (0.13%) Varnish
14 5 (0.093%) vCloud
14 5 (0.093%) VMware NSX
15 4 (0.074%) KVM
15 4 (0.074%) LXC
15 4 (0.074%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 167 (3.11%) Puppet
2 160 (2.98%) Ansible
3 115 (2.14%) SCCM
4 91 (1.69%) Opscode Chef
5 78 (1.45%) Nagios
6 56 (1.04%) SCOM
7 54 (1.01%) Terraform
8 32 (0.60%) Kubernetes
9 31 (0.58%) Tivoli
10 27 (0.50%) Grafana
10 27 (0.50%) Opsview
11 26 (0.48%) HP Quality Center
12 19 (0.35%) Control-M
12 19 (0.35%) Microsoft Clustering
12 19 (0.35%) NetBackup
12 19 (0.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 18 (0.34%) WSUS
14 14 (0.26%) Kibana
14 14 (0.26%) SCVMM
14 14 (0.26%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 943 (17.55%) Microsoft
2 431 (8.02%) Oracle
3 380 (7.07%) SAP
4 332 (6.18%) VMware
5 305 (5.68%) Cisco
6 156 (2.90%) HP
7 106 (1.97%) Citrix
8 96 (1.79%) Google
8 96 (1.79%) IBM
9 94 (1.75%) ServiceNow
10 93 (1.73%) Juniper
11 87 (1.62%) Cadence
12 81 (1.51%) Red Hat
13 71 (1.32%) Salesforce.com
14 67 (1.25%) Splunk
15 64 (1.19%) CheckPoint
16 61 (1.14%) NetApp
17 53 (0.99%) Cognizant
17 53 (0.99%) Sun
18 52 (0.97%) Atlassian