Period
to 20 February 2018

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 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Continual Improvement
UK
6 months to
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 94 90 117
Rank change year-on-year -4 +27 +28
Permanent jobs citing Continuous Improvement 5,858 5,469 5,610
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.31% 3.13% 2.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.69% 3.50% 3.01%
Number of salaries quoted 4,081 3,884 4,171
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +10.53% -5.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £80,000 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

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 158,938 156,459 186,234
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.92% 89.53% 88.84%
Number of salaries quoted 128,815 128,949 154,229
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.56%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £79,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 20 February 2018.

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 20 February 2018. 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 -2 5,437 £52,500 - 917
UK excluding London -1 3,537 £47,500 - 689
London +15 2,162 £62,500 - 288
South East +11 1,026 £50,000 - 153
North of England -5 823 £45,000 - 195
Midlands -13 594 £45,947 -8.11% 97
North West -9 457 £48,250 +1.58% 103
South West +41 420 £45,000 - 77
East of England -1 403 £55,000 +10.00% 105
West Midlands -7 399 £50,000 +6.38% 60
Yorkshire +2 324 £43,000 +7.50% 74
East Midlands -30 194 £41,500 -17.00% 37
Scotland -29 190 £49,000 +3.16% 42
Wales +53 189 £40,000 -7.51% 17
North East -24 45 £41,750 +4.38% 18
Northern Ireland -4 20 £33,250 -30.00% 2

For the 6 months to 20 February 2018, 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 2,264 (38.65%) Agile Software Development
2 1,580 (26.97%) Finance
3 1,012 (17.28%) ITIL
4 983 (16.78%) Degree
5 964 (16.46%) Microsoft
6 958 (16.35%) SQL
7 907 (15.48%) Analytical Skills
8 854 (14.58%) JavaScript
9 801 (13.67%) Project Management
10 774 (13.21%) Scrum
11 753 (12.85%) C#
12 750 (12.80%) Java
13 718 (12.26%) Windows
14 716 (12.22%) Test Automation
15 701 (11.97%) QA
16 671 (11.45%) SQL Server
17 669 (11.42%) .NET
18 629 (10.74%) Software Engineering
19 618 (10.55%) HTML
20 586 (10.00%) DevOps
21 584 (9.97%) Stakeholder Management
22 523 (8.93%) Retail
23 520 (8.88%) Linux
24 519 (8.86%) Change Management
25 508 (8.67%) TDD
26 502 (8.57%) CSS
26 502 (8.57%) Amazon AWS
27 498 (8.50%) Service Delivery
28 493 (8.42%) Mentoring
29 483 (8.25%) Coaching

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
1 121 (2.07%) Confluence
2 115 (1.96%) SharePoint
3 105 (1.79%) CMS
4 80 (1.37%) MS Exchange
5 65 (1.11%) Elasticsearch
6 63 (1.08%) Apache
7 61 (1.04%) EPiServer
8 59 (1.01%) IIS
8 59 (1.01%) Skype for Business
9 56 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2010
10 54 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2013
11 45 (0.77%) NServiceBus
12 39 (0.67%) Sitecore CMS
13 35 (0.60%) Sitefinity
14 34 (0.58%) Tomcat
15 32 (0.55%) OpenStack
16 23 (0.39%) Apache Spark
16 23 (0.39%) SAS
17 20 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2003
18 17 (0.29%) nginx
Applications
1 221 (3.77%) Microsoft Office
2 216 (3.69%) Microsoft Excel
3 66 (1.13%) MS Visio
4 50 (0.85%) Microsoft Project
5 47 (0.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 19 (0.32%) Photoshop
7 15 (0.26%) OmniGraffle
8 14 (0.24%) InVision
9 13 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
10 12 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
11 7 (0.12%) Adobe Captivate
12 5 (0.085%) InfoPath
12 5 (0.085%) SPSS
13 4 (0.068%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 4 (0.068%) Chatbot
14 3 (0.051%) Maya
14 3 (0.051%) UXPin
15 1 (0.017%) 3ds Max
15 1 (0.017%) Acrobat
15 1 (0.017%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 62 (1.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 61 (1.04%) SAP Hybris
3 35 (0.60%) SAP EWM
3 35 (0.60%) SAP S/4HANA
4 31 (0.53%) Dynamics AX
5 26 (0.44%) SAP CO
5 26 (0.44%) SAP FI
5 26 (0.44%) SAP FI/CO
6 21 (0.36%) NetSuite
7 18 (0.31%) SAP CRM
8 16 (0.27%) Eloqua
8 16 (0.27%) SAP SCM
9 15 (0.26%) Oracle ERP
10 14 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
11 13 (0.22%) SAP QM
11 13 (0.22%) SAP WM
12 12 (0.20%) SAP SD
12 12 (0.20%) WebTrends
13 11 (0.19%) SimCorp Dimension
13 11 (0.19%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 502 (8.57%) Amazon AWS
2 368 (6.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 219 (3.74%) SaaS
4 175 (2.99%) Office 365
5 96 (1.64%) IaaS
6 95 (1.62%) GitHub
7 90 (1.54%) PaaS
8 68 (1.16%) Amazon EC2
8 68 (1.16%) Cloud Computing
9 52 (0.89%) AWS CloudFormation
10 44 (0.75%) Serverless
11 41 (0.70%) npm
12 37 (0.63%) OpenShift
13 35 (0.60%) Mimecast
14 30 (0.51%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 24 (0.41%) Amazon S3
15 24 (0.41%) AWS Lambda
15 24 (0.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 23 (0.39%) Google Cloud Platform
16 23 (0.39%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 210 (3.58%) Firewall
2 118 (2.01%) Internet
3 108 (1.84%) WAN
4 100 (1.71%) DNS
5 95 (1.62%) TCP/IP
6 93 (1.59%) LAN
7 91 (1.55%) Wireless
8 88 (1.50%) VPN
9 87 (1.49%) HTTP
10 79 (1.35%) DHCP
10 79 (1.35%) Network Security
11 75 (1.28%) SAN
12 57 (0.97%) Skype
13 43 (0.73%) VLAN
14 39 (0.67%) Intranet
14 39 (0.67%) Unified Communications
15 36 (0.61%) NAS
16 34 (0.58%) Intrusion Detection
16 34 (0.58%) VoIP
17 31 (0.53%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 671 (11.45%) SQL Server
2 194 (3.31%) NoSQL
3 178 (3.04%) MySQL
4 148 (2.53%) Relational Database
5 141 (2.41%) MongoDB
6 113 (1.93%) Data Warehouse
7 109 (1.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 94 (1.60%) Big Data
9 90 (1.54%) PostgreSQL
10 89 (1.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 70 (1.19%) Power BI
12 68 (1.16%) SQL Server 2008
12 68 (1.16%) SQL Server 2012
13 51 (0.87%) Couchbase
14 39 (0.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 37 (0.63%) BusinessObjects
16 34 (0.58%) SQL Server 2014
17 33 (0.56%) Apache Cassandra
18 32 (0.55%) Event Store
18 32 (0.55%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 388 (6.62%) Git (software)
2 324 (5.53%) JIRA
3 270 (4.61%) Jenkins
4 256 (4.37%) Selenium
5 241 (4.11%) Team Foundation Server
6 130 (2.22%) Octopus Deploy
7 128 (2.19%) Cucumber
8 113 (1.93%) JUnit
8 113 (1.93%) Visual Studio
9 112 (1.91%) LSMW
10 104 (1.78%) eCATT
11 103 (1.76%) Maven
12 97 (1.66%) Subversion
13 83 (1.42%) TeamCity
14 71 (1.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 61 (1.04%) WebDriver
16 58 (0.99%) JMeter
17 54 (0.92%) gulp
18 52 (0.89%) Bitbucket
19 47 (0.80%) Gradle
General
1 1,580 (26.97%) Finance
2 523 (8.93%) Retail
3 317 (5.41%) Banking
4 308 (5.26%) Marketing
5 282 (4.81%) Manufacturing
6 195 (3.33%) Legal
7 186 (3.18%) Publishing
8 147 (2.51%) Telecoms
9 131 (2.24%) Games
9 131 (2.24%) Law
10 119 (2.03%) Investment Banking
11 112 (1.91%) Billing
12 110 (1.88%) Retail Banking
13 95 (1.62%) Front Office
14 89 (1.52%) Advertising
15 83 (1.42%) Electronics
16 82 (1.40%) Back Office
17 48 (0.82%) Financial Institution
18 35 (0.60%) Automotive
19 32 (0.55%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1,081 (18.45%) Developer
2 759 (12.96%) Analyst
3 339 (5.79%) Consultant
4 309 (5.27%) Architect
5 268 (4.57%) Project Manager
6 250 (4.27%) IT Manager
7 239 (4.08%) Senior Developer
8 236 (4.03%) C# Developer
9 224 (3.82%) Business Analyst
10 218 (3.72%) Java Developer
11 184 (3.14%) Software Engineer
12 181 (3.09%) .NET Developer
12 181 (3.09%) Service Manager
13 165 (2.82%) Scrum Master
14 153 (2.61%) SAP Consultant
15 147 (2.51%) DevOps Engineer
16 141 (2.41%) Senior Analyst
17 139 (2.37%) Delivery Manager
18 129 (2.20%) Solutions Architect
19 123 (2.10%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 669 (11.42%) .NET
2 618 (10.55%) HTML
3 502 (8.57%) CSS
4 367 (6.26%) AngularJS
5 356 (6.08%) Web Services
6 295 (5.04%) jQuery
7 288 (4.92%) ASP.NET
8 266 (4.54%) REST
9 254 (4.34%) HTML5
10 225 (3.84%) XML
11 222 (3.79%) React
12 218 (3.72%) RESTful
13 208 (3.55%) Spring
14 168 (2.87%) Node.js
15 149 (2.54%) CSS3
16 143 (2.44%) ASP.NET MVC
17 142 (2.42%) .NET Framework
18 139 (2.37%) SOAP
19 131 (2.24%) JSON
20 130 (2.22%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 907 (15.48%) Analytical Skills
2 446 (7.61%) Computer Science
3 386 (6.59%) Management Information System
4 351 (5.99%) User Experience
5 309 (5.27%) Data Centre
6 170 (2.90%) Fintech
7 148 (2.53%) Enterprise Software
8 147 (2.51%) Mobile App
9 145 (2.48%) Greenfield Project
10 98 (1.67%) Public Cloud
11 87 (1.49%) LIMS
12 75 (1.28%) Virtual Team
13 71 (1.21%) iPad
14 57 (0.97%) Equities
14 57 (0.97%) FMCG
15 56 (0.96%) Data Structures
16 46 (0.79%) Robotics
17 44 (0.75%) CMDB
18 43 (0.73%) Algorithms
19 42 (0.72%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 718 (12.26%) Windows
2 520 (8.88%) Linux
3 234 (3.99%) Windows Server
4 182 (3.11%) Unix
5 128 (2.19%) Windows Server 2012
6 108 (1.84%) Windows Server 2008
7 93 (1.59%) Android
8 87 (1.49%) Apple iOS
9 56 (0.96%) Windows 7
10 42 (0.72%) Windows 10
11 30 (0.51%) Windows Server 2003
12 28 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 25 (0.43%) AIX
13 25 (0.43%) Solaris
14 24 (0.41%) Windows 8
15 21 (0.36%) Mac OS
16 20 (0.34%) Debian
17 18 (0.31%) CentOS
18 16 (0.27%) Ubuntu
19 15 (0.26%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,264 (38.65%) Agile Software Development
2 1,012 (17.28%) ITIL
3 801 (13.67%) Project Management
4 774 (13.21%) Scrum
5 716 (12.22%) Test Automation
6 629 (10.74%) Software Engineering
7 586 (10.00%) DevOps
8 584 (9.97%) Stakeholder Management
9 519 (8.86%) Change Management
10 508 (8.67%) TDD
11 498 (8.50%) Service Delivery
12 493 (8.42%) Mentoring
13 483 (8.25%) Coaching
14 457 (7.80%) SDLC
15 434 (7.41%) Continuous Integration
16 376 (6.42%) Analytics
17 369 (6.30%) Service Management
18 364 (6.21%) Information Security
19 362 (6.18%) MVC
20 336 (5.74%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 958 (16.35%) SQL
2 854 (14.58%) JavaScript
3 753 (12.85%) C#
4 750 (12.80%) Java
5 313 (5.34%) Python
6 220 (3.76%) PowerShell
7 152 (2.59%) C
8 149 (2.54%) Perl
9 148 (2.53%) C++
10 136 (2.32%) ABAP
11 133 (2.27%) T-SQL
12 118 (2.01%) Bash Shell
13 113 (1.93%) PHP
14 105 (1.79%) Ruby
15 70 (1.19%) Shell Script
16 61 (1.04%) PL/SQL
17 56 (0.96%) VBA
18 53 (0.90%) Scala
19 52 (0.89%) VB
20 50 (0.85%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 983 (16.78%) Degree
2 202 (3.45%) Computer Science Degree
3 198 (3.38%) ITIL Certification
4 175 (2.99%) CISSP
5 156 (2.66%) Microsoft Certification
6 124 (2.12%) CISM
7 123 (2.10%) Cisco Certification
8 105 (1.79%) Security Cleared
9 92 (1.57%) PMI Certification
10 89 (1.52%) CCNA
11 80 (1.37%) PMP
12 78 (1.33%) CCNP
13 77 (1.31%) SC Cleared
14 76 (1.30%) MCP
15 74 (1.26%) ISEB
16 67 (1.14%) MCSE
17 66 (1.13%) CISA
18 65 (1.11%) ISTQB
19 50 (0.85%) MCPD
20 40 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 701 (11.97%) QA
2 366 (6.25%) SLA
3 182 (3.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 159 (2.71%) PMO
5 83 (1.42%) GDPR
6 69 (1.18%) COBIT
7 53 (0.90%) ISO 9001
8 48 (0.82%) PCI DSS
9 44 (0.75%) Data Quality
10 41 (0.70%) Cyber Essentials
11 26 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 23 (0.39%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 23 (0.39%) SSAE 16
13 20 (0.34%) ISO 14001
14 19 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 16 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
16 15 (0.26%) ISAE 3402
17 12 (0.20%) ISO 22301
18 10 (0.17%) MiFID
19 7 (0.12%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 316 (5.39%) Active Directory
2 266 (4.54%) Docker
3 240 (4.10%) VMware Infrastructure
4 86 (1.47%) VMware ESXi
5 81 (1.38%) Hyper-V
6 73 (1.25%) Virtual Machines
7 54 (0.92%) vSphere
8 49 (0.84%) XenApp
9 37 (0.63%) XenDesktop
10 22 (0.38%) Microsoft App-V
11 17 (0.29%) DFS Replication
12 8 (0.14%) LXC
13 7 (0.12%) BitLocker
13 7 (0.12%) Firmware
14 5 (0.085%) Virtual Desktop
15 4 (0.068%) Apache Flume
15 4 (0.068%) Apache ZooKeeper
15 4 (0.068%) KVM
16 3 (0.051%) ISA Server
16 3 (0.051%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 170 (2.90%) Ansible
2 111 (1.89%) Puppet
3 105 (1.79%) Opscode Chef
3 105 (1.79%) SCCM
4 78 (1.33%) Kubernetes
5 49 (0.84%) SCOM
6 42 (0.72%) SCVMM
7 38 (0.65%) vCenter Server
8 33 (0.56%) HP Quality Center
9 32 (0.55%) Terraform
10 27 (0.46%) Microsoft Clustering
11 24 (0.41%) SCOrch
12 22 (0.38%) Prometheus
13 18 (0.31%) Nagios
13 18 (0.31%) Simpana
14 16 (0.27%) vMotion
15 14 (0.24%) Cisco CUCM
15 14 (0.24%) Docker Swarm
15 14 (0.24%) Packer
15 14 (0.24%) WSUS
Vendors
1 964 (16.46%) Microsoft
2 421 (7.19%) SAP
3 329 (5.62%) VMware
4 300 (5.12%) Oracle
5 279 (4.76%) Cisco
6 187 (3.19%) HP
7 135 (2.30%) Citrix
8 94 (1.60%) Salesforce.com
9 86 (1.47%) Cadence
10 78 (1.33%) Google
11 72 (1.23%) CheckPoint
12 68 (1.16%) F5
13 63 (1.08%) hybris
14 56 (0.96%) Splunk
15 55 (0.94%) IBM
16 50 (0.85%) ServiceNow
16 50 (0.85%) Sophos
17 49 (0.84%) SolarWinds
18 48 (0.82%) Capita
18 48 (0.82%) Sitecore