Period
to 20 September 2021

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 20 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Continual Improvement
UK
6 months to
20 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 62 95 74
Rank change year-on-year +33 -21 +14
Permanent jobs citing Continuous Improvement 5,712 1,617 5,510
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 4.72% 3.29% 3.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.02% 3.53% 4.21%
Number of salaries quoted 3,010 1,228 3,609
10th Percentile £33,740 £36,250 £32,500
25th Percentile £42,500 £43,523 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,750 £56,000 £54,000
Median % change year-on-year -0.45% +3.70% -0.83%
75th Percentile £73,750 £72,500 £68,750
90th Percentile £87,500 £83,750 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +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 with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 113,815 45,798 130,905
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 94.02% 93.24% 92.61%
Number of salaries quoted 75,990 37,717 104,073
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,750 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £76,250 £73,750 £70,000
90th Percentile £93,750 £91,250 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -

Continuous Improvement
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Continuous Improvement in the UK

Continuous Improvement
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Continuous Improvement.

Salary trend for Continuous Improvement in the UK

Continuous Improvement
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Continuous Improvement over the 6 months to 20 September 2021.

Salary histogram for Continuous Improvement in the UK

Continuous Improvement
Top 17 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 20 September 2021. 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 +34 4,975 £57,500 +1.31% 941
UK excluding London +21 2,934 £52,500 +5.00% 731
London +63 2,290 £67,071 -4.18% 281
Work from Home +26 810 £57,361 -4.40% 120
South East +26 803 £55,000 -8.33% 151
North of England +45 695 £50,000 - 212
Midlands -5 513 £51,500 +3.00% 131
North West +49 370 £50,000 -4.76% 110
West Midlands -6 367 £52,500 +2.94% 84
South West -5 358 £50,000 +5.26% 92
Yorkshire +1 259 £52,000 +4.00% 76
East of England +1 227 £55,000 +22.22% 65
Scotland +13 187 £50,000 +23.46% 55
Wales +26 151 £49,128 +9.17% 17
East Midlands 0 146 £44,500 -1.11% 47
North East +5 66 £42,500 - 26
Northern Ireland -19 23 £55,000 - 9

For the 6 months to 20 September 2021, 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 with a requirement for Continuous Improvement.

1 2,988 (52.31%) Agile Software Development
2 1,889 (33.07%) Social Skills
3 1,363 (23.86%) Finance
4 1,158 (20.27%) AWS
5 1,145 (20.05%) Azure
6 1,119 (19.59%) DevOps
7 1,072 (18.77%) Software Engineering
8 985 (17.24%) Microsoft
9 971 (17.00%) Scrum
10 958 (16.77%) Problem-Solving
11 901 (15.77%) Mentoring
12 898 (15.72%) JavaScript
13 868 (15.20%) TDD
14 818 (14.32%) Java
15 789 (13.81%) Degree
16 767 (13.43%) C#
17 746 (13.06%) SQL
18 729 (12.76%) Test Automation
19 708 (12.39%) .NET
20 705 (12.34%) Coaching
21 687 (12.03%) Microservices
22 656 (11.48%) Project Management
23 649 (11.36%) Docker
24 624 (10.92%) Analytical Skills
25 622 (10.89%) Kubernetes
26 620 (10.85%) Git (software)
27 618 (10.82%) React
28 617 (10.80%) Continuous Integration
29 595 (10.42%) QA
30 593 (10.38%) User Experience

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
1 145 (2.54%) Confluence
2 129 (2.26%) SharePoint
3 104 (1.82%) CMS
4 86 (1.51%) Elasticsearch
5 56 (0.98%) Apache
6 46 (0.81%) Apache Spark
7 40 (0.70%) MS Exchange
7 40 (0.70%) Tomcat
8 38 (0.67%) JBoss
9 36 (0.63%) WordPress
10 25 (0.44%) IIS
11 21 (0.37%) Oracle Coherence
12 17 (0.30%) WebLogic
13 16 (0.28%) Apache Airflow
14 15 (0.26%) Headless CMS
14 15 (0.26%) Umbraco
15 14 (0.25%) Skype for Business
16 13 (0.23%) Appian
16 13 (0.23%) SAS
17 12 (0.21%) Apache Pulsar
Applications
1 216 (3.78%) Microsoft Office
2 188 (3.29%) Microsoft Excel
3 84 (1.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 59 (1.03%) Spreadsheet
5 44 (0.77%) Microsoft Project
6 38 (0.67%) Figma
7 23 (0.40%) Sketch
8 22 (0.39%) MS Visio
9 9 (0.16%) Windchill
10 8 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 7 (0.12%) Zeplin
12 6 (0.11%) Simulink
13 5 (0.088%) Chatbot
14 4 (0.070%) MadCap Flare
14 4 (0.070%) SPSS
15 3 (0.053%) AutoCAD
15 3 (0.053%) InfoPath
15 3 (0.053%) Revit
16 2 (0.035%) Open Workbench
16 2 (0.035%) Oracle Smart View
Business Applications
1 45 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 33 (0.58%) Distributed Ledger
3 29 (0.51%) NetSuite
3 29 (0.51%) SAP S/4HANA
4 25 (0.44%) Sentinel
5 23 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
5 23 (0.40%) Oracle ERP
6 20 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
7 16 (0.28%) SAP SCM
8 15 (0.26%) IBM Planning Analytics
9 12 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
10 11 (0.19%) R3 Corda
11 9 (0.16%) Shopify
12 8 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
13 7 (0.12%) SAP ERP
13 7 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
13 7 (0.12%) TrackWise
14 6 (0.11%) Magento
14 6 (0.11%) SDL Web 8
15 5 (0.088%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 1,158 (20.27%) AWS
2 1,145 (20.05%) Azure
3 329 (5.76%) Serverless
4 318 (5.57%) Microsoft 365
5 317 (5.55%) GCP
6 312 (5.46%) SaaS
7 233 (4.08%) Power Platform
8 193 (3.38%) GitHub
9 137 (2.40%) AWS Lambda
10 107 (1.87%) PaaS
11 82 (1.44%) Amazon S3
12 78 (1.37%) Dynamics 365
13 77 (1.35%) IaaS
14 75 (1.31%) Azure Active Directory
15 67 (1.17%) Amazon Kinesis
16 66 (1.16%) AWS CloudFormation
17 63 (1.10%) OpenShift
18 61 (1.07%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 61 (1.07%) npm
19 59 (1.03%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 239 (4.18%) Firewall
2 203 (3.55%) HTTP
3 135 (2.36%) DNS
4 111 (1.94%) Broadband
5 110 (1.93%) Internet
6 100 (1.75%) TCP/IP
7 88 (1.54%) VPN
8 78 (1.37%) WAN
9 68 (1.19%) DHCP
10 57 (1.00%) LAN
11 45 (0.79%) Network Security
12 43 (0.75%) Wi-Fi
13 39 (0.68%) Wireless
14 26 (0.46%) Kerberos
15 23 (0.40%) SAN
16 22 (0.39%) VLAN
17 20 (0.35%) 5G
18 18 (0.32%) BGP
18 18 (0.32%) OSPF
18 18 (0.32%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 385 (6.74%) SQL Server
2 274 (4.80%) PostgreSQL
3 262 (4.59%) Relational Database
4 251 (4.39%) NoSQL
5 242 (4.24%) MongoDB
6 238 (4.17%) MySQL
7 178 (3.12%) Big Data
8 175 (3.06%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 175 (3.06%) Power BI
9 129 (2.26%) Tableau
10 116 (2.03%) Data Warehouse
11 106 (1.86%) Redis
12 74 (1.30%) Data Lake
13 72 (1.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 69 (1.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 52 (0.91%) RDBMS
16 48 (0.84%) Apache Cassandra
17 47 (0.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 46 (0.81%) Oracle Database
19 45 (0.79%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 620 (10.85%) Git (software)
2 379 (6.64%) Jenkins
3 358 (6.27%) JIRA
4 182 (3.19%) TeamCity
5 174 (3.05%) Selenium
6 123 (2.15%) Octopus Deploy
7 115 (2.01%) Maven
8 94 (1.65%) JUnit
9 93 (1.63%) GitLab
10 89 (1.56%) Bitbucket
11 81 (1.42%) SpecFlow
12 78 (1.37%) webpack
13 73 (1.28%) WebDriver
14 71 (1.24%) Cypress.io
15 70 (1.23%) NUnit
16 69 (1.21%) Cucumber
17 61 (1.07%) Jasmine
18 58 (1.02%) Gradle
19 56 (0.98%) gulp
19 56 (0.98%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1,889 (33.07%) Social Skills
2 1,363 (23.86%) Finance
3 624 (10.92%) Analytical Skills
4 363 (6.36%) Retail
5 361 (6.32%) Marketing
6 249 (4.36%) Inclusion and Diversity
7 234 (4.10%) Banking
8 207 (3.62%) Games
9 199 (3.48%) Influencing Skills
10 194 (3.40%) Legal
11 193 (3.38%) Organisational Skills
12 190 (3.33%) Manufacturing
13 166 (2.91%) Law
14 163 (2.85%) Public Sector
15 157 (2.75%) Presentation Skills
16 98 (1.72%) Pharmaceutical
17 85 (1.49%) Telecoms
18 81 (1.42%) Advertising
19 63 (1.10%) Billing
20 58 (1.02%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 952 (16.67%) Developer
2 584 (10.22%) Software Engineer
3 539 (9.44%) Analyst
4 269 (4.71%) Senior Developer
5 252 (4.41%) Senior Software Engineer
6 181 (3.17%) Delivery Manager
7 178 (3.12%) Architect
7 178 (3.12%) Scrum Master
8 159 (2.78%) Project Manager
9 151 (2.64%) DevOps Engineer
10 140 (2.45%) IT Manager
11 129 (2.26%) Service Manager
12 123 (2.15%) Consultant
13 120 (2.10%) Test Engineer
14 117 (2.05%) Java Developer
15 115 (2.01%) Software Developer
16 112 (1.96%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
17 93 (1.63%) Business Analyst
17 93 (1.63%) Senior Manager
18 92 (1.61%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 708 (12.39%) .NET
2 618 (10.82%) React
3 456 (7.98%) REST
4 426 (7.46%) Node.js
5 419 (7.34%) RESTful
6 412 (7.21%) Web Services
7 410 (7.18%) HTML
8 359 (6.29%) CSS
9 281 (4.92%) .NET Core
10 251 (4.39%) Kafka
11 240 (4.20%) AngularJS
12 233 (4.08%) Spring
13 211 (3.69%) .NET Framework
14 177 (3.10%) JSON
15 165 (2.89%) Spring Boot
16 153 (2.68%) ASP.NET
17 140 (2.45%) Redux
18 138 (2.42%) XML
19 124 (2.17%) HTML5
20 117 (2.05%) GraphQL
Miscellaneous
1 593 (10.38%) User Experience
2 394 (6.90%) Management Information System
3 193 (3.38%) Self-Motivation
4 177 (3.10%) Cloud Native
5 150 (2.63%) Mobile App
6 149 (2.61%) Algorithms
7 131 (2.29%) Social Media
8 98 (1.72%) Public Cloud
8 98 (1.72%) Reinsurance
9 93 (1.63%) Blog
10 89 (1.56%) BBC
11 86 (1.51%) Life Science
12 78 (1.37%) Data Centre
12 78 (1.37%) Greenfield Project
13 63 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
14 62 (1.09%) Virtual Team
15 58 (1.02%) Data Structures
16 56 (0.98%) Hybrid Cloud
17 52 (0.91%) EPoS
18 42 (0.74%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 513 (8.98%) Windows
2 457 (8.00%) Linux
3 177 (3.10%) Android
4 148 (2.59%) Windows Server
5 145 (2.54%) Apple iOS
6 88 (1.54%) Windows 10
7 69 (1.21%) Unix
8 47 (0.82%) Mac OS
9 40 (0.70%) Windows Server 2012
10 31 (0.54%) CentOS
10 31 (0.54%) Ubuntu
11 25 (0.44%) Mesosphere
11 25 (0.44%) Windows Server 2019
12 19 (0.33%) Windows Server 2016
13 14 (0.25%) Embedded Linux
14 10 (0.18%) Windows Server 2003
15 8 (0.14%) Mac OS X
16 6 (0.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 6 (0.11%) Windows 7
16 6 (0.11%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,988 (52.31%) Agile Software Development
2 1,119 (19.59%) DevOps
3 1,072 (18.77%) Software Engineering
4 971 (17.00%) Scrum
5 958 (16.77%) Problem-Solving
6 901 (15.77%) Mentoring
7 868 (15.20%) TDD
8 729 (12.76%) Test Automation
9 705 (12.34%) Coaching
10 687 (12.03%) Microservices
11 656 (11.48%) Project Management
12 617 (10.80%) Continuous Integration
13 582 (10.19%) Analytics
14 522 (9.14%) SDLC
15 478 (8.37%) BDD
16 476 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
17 459 (8.04%) ITIL
18 426 (7.46%) Computer Science
19 387 (6.78%) Kanban
20 373 (6.53%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 898 (15.72%) JavaScript
2 818 (14.32%) Java
3 767 (13.43%) C#
4 746 (13.06%) SQL
5 591 (10.35%) Python
6 399 (6.99%) TypeScript
7 246 (4.31%) PowerShell
8 180 (3.15%) Scala
9 173 (3.03%) C
10 168 (2.94%) PHP
11 153 (2.68%) Bash Shell
12 136 (2.38%) C++
13 129 (2.26%) Go
14 91 (1.59%) Kotlin
15 73 (1.28%) Java 8
15 73 (1.28%) R
15 73 (1.28%) Ruby
16 70 (1.23%) T-SQL
17 65 (1.14%) Apple Swift
18 60 (1.05%) VBA
Qualifications
1 789 (13.81%) Degree
2 167 (2.92%) Computer Science Degree
3 163 (2.85%) Security Cleared
4 113 (1.98%) CISSP
5 98 (1.72%) SC Cleared
6 91 (1.59%) CISM
7 85 (1.49%) ISTQB
8 79 (1.38%) ISEB
9 65 (1.14%) Master's Degree
10 61 (1.07%) ITIL Certification
11 59 (1.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 54 (0.95%) CISA
13 47 (0.82%) HNC
14 46 (0.81%) PMI Certification
15 45 (0.79%) Microsoft Certification
16 44 (0.77%) AWS Certification
17 42 (0.74%) HND
18 37 (0.65%) CRISC
19 35 (0.61%) DV Cleared
19 35 (0.61%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 595 (10.42%) QA
2 192 (3.36%) SLA
3 185 (3.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 128 (2.24%) PMO
5 127 (2.22%) Data Quality
6 125 (2.19%) GDPR
7 115 (2.01%) Accessibility
8 73 (1.28%) Cyber Essentials
8 73 (1.28%) NIST
9 63 (1.10%) PCI DSS
10 44 (0.77%) GRC
11 39 (0.68%) ISO 9001
12 30 (0.53%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 28 (0.49%) NEBOSH
14 27 (0.47%) COBIT
15 19 (0.33%) ITGC
16 18 (0.32%) GMP
17 16 (0.28%) ISO 13485
18 14 (0.25%) IEC 62304
18 14 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 649 (11.36%) Docker
2 219 (3.83%) Active Directory
3 114 (2.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 55 (0.96%) Hyper-V
5 22 (0.39%) Firmware
6 21 (0.37%) Virtual Machines
7 18 (0.32%) vSphere
8 17 (0.30%) Virtual Desktop
9 15 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
10 14 (0.25%) XenApp
11 13 (0.23%) Virtual Servers
12 12 (0.21%) RHEV
13 9 (0.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 8 (0.14%) HDFS
15 7 (0.12%) VMware NSX
16 5 (0.088%) BitLocker
17 4 (0.070%) Forefront TMG
17 4 (0.070%) KVM
17 4 (0.070%) Shibboleth
17 4 (0.070%) Snort
Systems Management
1 622 (10.89%) Kubernetes
2 418 (7.32%) Terraform
3 177 (3.10%) Ansible
4 118 (2.07%) Puppet
5 79 (1.38%) Microsoft Intune
6 77 (1.35%) Opscode Chef
7 68 (1.19%) SCCM
8 58 (1.02%) Prometheus
9 54 (0.95%) Grafana
10 38 (0.67%) Single Sign-On
11 27 (0.47%) Kibana
12 25 (0.44%) Automic
13 24 (0.42%) Docker Swarm
14 23 (0.40%) Consul
15 20 (0.35%) HP Quality Center
16 19 (0.33%) BMC PATROL
17 17 (0.30%) Packer
18 15 (0.26%) logstash
19 13 (0.23%) FortiGate
19 13 (0.23%) SCOM
Vendors
1 985 (17.24%) Microsoft
2 266 (4.66%) Google
3 203 (3.55%) SAP
4 185 (3.24%) Oracle
5 166 (2.91%) Salesforce.com
6 162 (2.84%) VMware
7 113 (1.98%) Samsung
8 79 (1.38%) Cisco
9 60 (1.05%) Splunk
10 56 (0.98%) ServiceNow
11 55 (0.96%) Citrix
12 47 (0.82%) IBM
13 46 (0.81%) LexisNexis
14 41 (0.72%) Instagram
14 41 (0.72%) Meraki
15 40 (0.70%) Apple
16 36 (0.63%) HP
17 34 (0.60%) Atlassian
17 34 (0.60%) Cadence
18 32 (0.56%) MuleSoft