Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Continual Improvement
UK
6 months to
19 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 98 88 132
Rank change year-on-year -10 +44 +18
Permanent jobs citing Continuous Improvement 5600 5891 5385
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.21% 3.08% 2.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.57% 3.45% 2.77%
Number of salaries quoted 3897 4365 3878
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £48,960
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +2.12% -2.08%
10th Percentile £31,250 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £46,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.15% +3.33% +2.27%

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 157069 170641 194298
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.96% 89.19% 88.57%
Number of salaries quoted 123633 141993 159740
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £78,750 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £43,250 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +1.76% - +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 19 October 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 19 October 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 -7 5202 £52,500 +5.00% 275
UK excluding London -16 3167 £47,500 +2.15% 218
London +47 2280 £62,500 +4.17% 74
South East -8 886 £50,000 +5.26% 63
North of England -23 760 £45,000 - 68
Midlands -35 534 £43,000 -9.47% 15
West Midlands -32 380 £45,000 -7.22% 9
North West -24 377 £48,250 +7.22% 40
East of England -9 361 £52,500 -4.55% 29
Yorkshire +11 352 £42,500 -5.03% 24
South West +3 336 £45,000 - 25
Scotland -27 178 £45,000 - 7
East Midlands -42 153 £40,000 -13.04% 6
Wales +27 131 £37,500 -11.76% 11
North East -26 31 £37,500 -21.05% 4
Northern Ireland -18 20 £47,500 +25.00%

For the 6 months to 19 October 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 2055 (36.70%) Agile Software Development
2 1658 (29.61%) Finance
3 1019 (18.20%) Degree
4 997 (17.80%) SQL
5 981 (17.52%) Microsoft
6 925 (16.52%) ITIL
7 805 (14.38%) Project Management
8 786 (14.04%) Analytical Skills
9 778 (13.89%) Java
10 767 (13.70%) Scrum
11 706 (12.61%) SQL Server
12 693 (12.38%) QA
13 682 (12.18%) JavaScript
14 678 (12.11%) Retail
15 666 (11.89%) .NET
16 657 (11.73%) Test Automation
17 633 (11.30%) Windows
18 610 (10.89%) Change Management
19 592 (10.57%) C#
20 575 (10.27%) DevOps
21 574 (10.25%) Linux
22 544 (9.71%) Mentoring
23 538 (9.61%) HTML
24 524 (9.36%) Service Delivery
25 512 (9.14%) Stakeholder Management
26 503 (8.98%) Computer Science
27 494 (8.82%) Software Engineering
28 470 (8.39%) TDD
29 467 (8.34%) Banking
29 467 (8.34%) Asset Management

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
1 165 (2.95%) Apache
2 153 (2.73%) SharePoint
3 134 (2.39%) Tomcat
4 130 (2.32%) IIS
5 125 (2.23%) CMS
6 119 (2.13%) MS Exchange
7 82 (1.46%) Confluence
8 68 (1.21%) EPiServer
9 61 (1.09%) Skype for Business
10 51 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2010
11 49 (0.88%) Elasticsearch
12 47 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2013
13 40 (0.71%) NServiceBus
13 40 (0.71%) Sitecore CMS
14 36 (0.64%) OpenStack
15 29 (0.52%) Apache Spark
16 28 (0.50%) WebLogic
17 27 (0.48%) JBoss
18 24 (0.43%) nginx
19 19 (0.34%) WordPress
Applications
1 239 (4.27%) Microsoft Office
2 226 (4.04%) Microsoft Excel
3 74 (1.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 67 (1.20%) Microsoft Project
5 58 (1.04%) MS Visio
6 23 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
7 13 (0.23%) Photoshop
8 10 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
8 10 (0.18%) SPSS
9 8 (0.14%) InVision
10 7 (0.13%) UXPin
11 6 (0.11%) InfoPath
12 5 (0.089%) Campfire
12 5 (0.089%) SOLIDWORKS
13 4 (0.071%) Chatbot
13 4 (0.071%) SPSS Modeler
14 3 (0.054%) Adobe Creative Suite
15 1 (0.018%) Adobe Captivate
15 1 (0.018%) OmniGraffle
15 1 (0.018%) Revit
Business Applications
1 101 (1.80%) SAP S/4HANA
2 80 (1.43%) Dynamics CRM
3 70 (1.25%) SAP CO
3 70 (1.25%) SAP FI
3 70 (1.25%) SAP FI/CO
4 32 (0.57%) SAP EWM
5 31 (0.55%) SAP CRM
6 29 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
7 23 (0.41%) Eloqua
8 21 (0.38%) assyst
8 21 (0.38%) SAP BPC
8 21 (0.38%) SAP MM
9 20 (0.36%) SAP ERP
10 19 (0.34%) SAP Hybris
10 19 (0.34%) SAP SD
11 17 (0.30%) SAP WM
12 15 (0.27%) Endur
12 15 (0.27%) SAP SCM
12 15 (0.27%) Siebel CRM
13 12 (0.21%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 374 (6.68%) Amazon AWS
2 291 (5.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 212 (3.79%) SaaS
4 146 (2.61%) Office 365
5 100 (1.79%) GitHub
6 97 (1.73%) IaaS
7 86 (1.54%) PaaS
8 68 (1.21%) Amazon EC2
9 59 (1.05%) Cloud Computing
10 38 (0.68%) AWS CloudFormation
11 32 (0.57%) Google Analytics
12 31 (0.55%) Google Cloud Platform
13 27 (0.48%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 26 (0.46%) Serverless
15 22 (0.39%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
16 21 (0.38%) Amazon ElastiCache
16 21 (0.38%) G Suite
17 19 (0.34%) Azure Active Directory
17 19 (0.34%) Mimecast
18 16 (0.29%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 225 (4.02%) Firewall
2 175 (3.13%) DNS
3 136 (2.43%) WAN
4 132 (2.36%) SAN
5 131 (2.34%) LAN
6 104 (1.86%) Internet
7 87 (1.55%) DHCP
8 85 (1.52%) Network Security
9 84 (1.50%) TCP/IP
10 73 (1.30%) HTTP
11 68 (1.21%) VPN
12 67 (1.20%) LDAP
13 59 (1.05%) Wireless
14 50 (0.89%) Skype
15 48 (0.86%) Unified Communications
16 43 (0.77%) Wi-Fi
17 42 (0.75%) VoIP
18 37 (0.66%) SSL
19 35 (0.63%) VLAN
20 31 (0.55%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 706 (12.61%) SQL Server
2 214 (3.82%) MySQL
3 146 (2.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 131 (2.34%) Relational Database
5 121 (2.16%) MongoDB
6 119 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
7 109 (1.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 104 (1.86%) Big Data
9 94 (1.68%) NoSQL
10 89 (1.59%) SQL Server 2012
11 83 (1.48%) SQL Server 2008
12 69 (1.23%) SQL Server 2014
13 54 (0.96%) PostgreSQL
14 49 (0.88%) Hadoop
15 43 (0.77%) Power BI
16 39 (0.70%) SAP BW
17 38 (0.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 37 (0.66%) BusinessObjects
18 37 (0.66%) Oracle ODI
19 35 (0.63%) GIS
Development Applications
1 282 (5.04%) Git (software)
2 253 (4.52%) JIRA
3 252 (4.50%) Selenium
4 202 (3.61%) Jenkins
5 173 (3.09%) Team Foundation Server
6 139 (2.48%) JUnit
7 127 (2.27%) Subversion
8 119 (2.13%) Cucumber
9 99 (1.77%) TeamCity
10 97 (1.73%) Maven
11 94 (1.68%) LSMW
12 83 (1.48%) Visual Studio
13 77 (1.38%) eCATT
14 54 (0.96%) WebDriver
15 53 (0.95%) HP UFT
16 52 (0.93%) Octopus Deploy
17 44 (0.79%) gulp
18 42 (0.75%) Mercurial
19 40 (0.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
20 35 (0.63%) Eclipse
General
1 1658 (29.61%) Finance
2 678 (12.11%) Retail
3 467 (8.34%) Banking
4 304 (5.43%) Retail Banking
5 291 (5.20%) Investment Banking
6 280 (5.00%) Marketing
7 222 (3.96%) Manufacturing
8 204 (3.64%) Front Office
9 189 (3.38%) Legal
10 157 (2.80%) Telecoms
11 129 (2.30%) Back Office
12 122 (2.18%) Publishing
13 109 (1.95%) Games
14 98 (1.75%) Law
15 77 (1.38%) Electronics
16 76 (1.36%) Advertising
17 63 (1.13%) Billing
18 55 (0.98%) Financial Institution
19 49 (0.88%) General Ledger
20 30 (0.54%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1048 (18.71%) Developer
2 780 (13.93%) Analyst
3 304 (5.43%) Consultant
4 280 (5.00%) IT Manager
5 267 (4.77%) Architect
6 247 (4.41%) Java Developer
7 217 (3.88%) Project Manager
8 215 (3.84%) Senior Developer
9 198 (3.54%) Service Manager
10 193 (3.45%) Business Analyst
11 182 (3.25%) C# Developer
12 170 (3.04%) SAP Consultant
13 158 (2.82%) Scrum Master
14 153 (2.73%) .NET Developer
14 153 (2.73%) Team Leader
15 139 (2.48%) DevOps Engineer
16 136 (2.43%) Delivery Manager
17 126 (2.25%) Software Developer
18 114 (2.04%) SQL Developer
19 113 (2.02%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 666 (11.89%) .NET
2 538 (9.61%) HTML
3 420 (7.50%) CSS
4 388 (6.93%) Web Services
5 334 (5.96%) AngularJS
6 263 (4.70%) REST
7 255 (4.55%) HTML5
8 253 (4.52%) ASP.NET
9 240 (4.29%) Spring
10 213 (3.80%) XML
11 177 (3.16%) SOAP
12 169 (3.02%) jQuery
13 151 (2.70%) React
14 147 (2.63%) CSS3
15 146 (2.61%) .NET Framework
16 144 (2.57%) Node.js
17 135 (2.41%) RESTful
18 134 (2.39%) J2EE
19 117 (2.09%) IDoc
20 98 (1.75%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 786 (14.04%) Analytical Skills
2 503 (8.98%) Computer Science
3 344 (6.14%) Management Information System
4 328 (5.86%) User Experience
5 259 (4.63%) Data Centre
6 161 (2.88%) Equities
7 107 (1.91%) Fintech
8 105 (1.88%) Virtual Team
9 104 (1.86%) NHS
10 99 (1.77%) Derivative
11 97 (1.73%) Mobile App
12 86 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
12 86 (1.54%) Public Cloud
13 83 (1.48%) Greenfield Project
14 58 (1.04%) iPad
15 54 (0.96%) Social Media
16 52 (0.93%) Fixed Income
17 44 (0.79%) Data Structures
18 42 (0.75%) Clustering
18 42 (0.75%) LIMS
Operating Systems
1 633 (11.30%) Windows
2 574 (10.25%) Linux
3 246 (4.39%) Unix
4 202 (3.61%) Windows Server
5 101 (1.80%) Windows Server 2012
6 87 (1.55%) Windows Server 2008
7 84 (1.50%) Android
8 77 (1.38%) CentOS
9 67 (1.20%) Apple iOS
10 66 (1.18%) Ubuntu
11 63 (1.13%) Windows 7
12 44 (0.79%) Windows 10
13 37 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 33 (0.59%) AIX
15 29 (0.52%) Mac OS
16 25 (0.45%) Windows Server 2003
17 24 (0.43%) Solaris
18 21 (0.38%) Windows 8
19 17 (0.30%) Debian
20 16 (0.29%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 2055 (36.70%) Agile Software Development
2 925 (16.52%) ITIL
3 805 (14.38%) Project Management
4 767 (13.70%) Scrum
5 657 (11.73%) Test Automation
6 610 (10.89%) Change Management
7 575 (10.27%) DevOps
8 544 (9.71%) Mentoring
9 524 (9.36%) Service Delivery
10 512 (9.14%) Stakeholder Management
11 494 (8.82%) Software Engineering
12 470 (8.39%) TDD
13 467 (8.34%) Asset Management
14 460 (8.21%) SDLC
15 430 (7.68%) Coaching
16 390 (6.96%) Service Management
17 371 (6.63%) Continuous Integration
18 353 (6.30%) PRINCE2
19 336 (6.00%) Information Security
20 308 (5.50%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 997 (17.80%) SQL
2 778 (13.89%) Java
3 682 (12.18%) JavaScript
4 592 (10.57%) C#
5 280 (5.00%) Python
6 186 (3.32%) PowerShell
7 163 (2.91%) T-SQL
8 124 (2.21%) C++
9 121 (2.16%) ABAP
10 120 (2.14%) Shell Script
11 113 (2.02%) Ruby
12 108 (1.93%) C
13 99 (1.77%) PL/SQL
14 95 (1.70%) PHP
15 84 (1.50%) Perl
16 82 (1.46%) Bash Shell
17 57 (1.02%) ES6
17 57 (1.02%) VB.NET
18 54 (0.96%) VBA
19 39 (0.70%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1019 (18.20%) Degree
2 173 (3.09%) ITIL Certification
3 164 (2.93%) Security Cleared
4 162 (2.89%) CISSP
5 146 (2.61%) Computer Science Degree
6 127 (2.27%) ISEB
7 122 (2.18%) SC Cleared
8 108 (1.93%) CISM
9 104 (1.86%) Microsoft Certification
10 97 (1.73%) Cisco Certification
11 82 (1.46%) PMP
12 74 (1.32%) ISTQB
13 73 (1.30%) PMI Certification
14 65 (1.16%) CCNA
15 61 (1.09%) CISA
16 58 (1.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 47 (0.84%) MCP
18 45 (0.80%) MCSE
19 43 (0.77%) CCNP
20 40 (0.71%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 693 (12.38%) QA
2 283 (5.05%) SLA
3 181 (3.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 166 (2.96%) PMO
5 63 (1.13%) PCI DSS
6 46 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 44 (0.79%) COBIT
8 38 (0.68%) Data Quality
9 37 (0.66%) ISO 9001
10 36 (0.64%) GDPR
11 28 (0.50%) Cyber Essentials
12 16 (0.29%) ISO 14001
12 16 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 14 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 13 (0.23%) ISO 22301
15 8 (0.14%) ISO 9000
16 7 (0.13%) Disclosure Scotland
16 7 (0.13%) P3O
17 6 (0.11%) GPG13
18 4 (0.071%) DO-178B
System Software
1 361 (6.45%) Active Directory
2 185 (3.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 159 (2.84%) Docker
4 68 (1.21%) VMware ESXi
5 55 (0.98%) vSphere
6 53 (0.95%) Hyper-V
7 37 (0.66%) Virtual Machines
8 23 (0.41%) XenApp
9 22 (0.39%) Firmware
10 21 (0.38%) NFS
11 20 (0.36%) DFS Replication
11 20 (0.36%) XenDesktop
12 9 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
13 6 (0.11%) Apache Flume
14 5 (0.089%) vCloud
14 5 (0.089%) VMware NSX
15 4 (0.071%) KVM
15 4 (0.071%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
15 4 (0.071%) Virtual Desktop
16 3 (0.054%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 154 (2.75%) Ansible
2 149 (2.66%) Puppet
3 116 (2.07%) SCCM
4 92 (1.64%) Opscode Chef
5 65 (1.16%) SCOM
6 58 (1.04%) Nagios
7 54 (0.96%) Kubernetes
8 46 (0.82%) Terraform
9 32 (0.57%) Microsoft Clustering
10 24 (0.43%) HP Quality Center
11 23 (0.41%) Tivoli
12 20 (0.36%) Opsview
13 18 (0.32%) Grafana
14 17 (0.30%) NetBackup
14 17 (0.30%) SCVMM
15 16 (0.29%) Salt
15 16 (0.29%) SCOrch
16 15 (0.27%) Simpana
17 13 (0.23%) FortiGate
17 13 (0.23%) WSUS
Vendors
1 981 (17.52%) Microsoft
2 435 (7.77%) SAP
3 397 (7.09%) Oracle
4 321 (5.73%) VMware
5 302 (5.39%) Cisco
6 169 (3.02%) HP
7 108 (1.93%) Cadence
8 107 (1.91%) Google
9 98 (1.75%) Citrix
10 84 (1.50%) Juniper
11 77 (1.38%) Red Hat
12 74 (1.32%) Salesforce.com
13 73 (1.30%) CheckPoint
14 71 (1.27%) Splunk
15 70 (1.25%) IBM
16 66 (1.18%) ServiceNow
17 58 (1.04%) NetApp
18 54 (0.96%) Atlassian
19 50 (0.89%) Sun
19 50 (0.89%) Sybase