Period
to 21 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 21 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Continual Improvement
UK
6 months to
21 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 97 88 129
Rank change year-on-year -9 +41 +22
Permanent jobs citing Continuous Improvement 5586 5887 5382
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.21% 3.08% 2.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.57% 3.45% 2.77%
Number of salaries quoted 3891 4358 3886
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £48,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +3.09% -1.02%
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 156565 170492 194103
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.94% 89.23% 88.60%
Number of salaries quoted 123230 141844 159582
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 £43,500 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +2.35% - +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 21 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 21 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 -6 5189 £52,500 +5.00% 303
UK excluding London -16 3167 £47,500 +2.15% 240
London +47 2266 £62,500 +4.17% 80
South East -3 887 £50,000 +5.26% 83
North of England -22 763 £45,000 - 68
Midlands -39 535 £43,000 -9.47% 14
West Midlands -29 380 £45,000 -7.22% 7
North West -26 378 £47,500 +5.56% 40
East of England -15 357 £52,500 -4.55% 32
Yorkshire +10 352 £42,500 -5.56% 24
South West +3 336 £45,000 - 25
Scotland -29 178 £45,000 -2.17% 7
East Midlands -45 154 £40,000 -13.98% 7
Wales +26 130 £37,500 -11.76% 13
North East -24 33 £38,250 -19.47% 4
Northern Ireland -22 20 £47,500 +25.00%

For the 6 months to 21 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 2049 (36.68%) Agile Software Development
2 1657 (29.66%) Finance
3 1015 (18.17%) Degree
4 996 (17.83%) SQL
5 985 (17.63%) Microsoft
6 922 (16.51%) ITIL
7 802 (14.36%) Project Management
8 783 (14.02%) Analytical Skills
9 772 (13.82%) Java
10 763 (13.66%) Scrum
11 710 (12.71%) SQL Server
12 695 (12.44%) QA
13 692 (12.39%) JavaScript
14 672 (12.03%) .NET
15 657 (11.76%) Test Automation
16 635 (11.37%) Windows
17 613 (10.97%) Change Management
18 598 (10.71%) C#
19 580 (10.38%) DevOps
20 567 (10.15%) Linux
21 544 (9.74%) Mentoring
22 542 (9.70%) HTML
23 520 (9.31%) Service Delivery
24 513 (9.18%) Stakeholder Management
25 499 (8.93%) Computer Science
26 491 (8.79%) Software Engineering
27 468 (8.38%) TDD
27 468 (8.38%) Banking
28 466 (8.34%) Asset Management
29 459 (8.22%) SDLC

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
2 155 (2.77%) SharePoint
3 134 (2.40%) Tomcat
4 130 (2.33%) IIS
5 125 (2.24%) CMS
6 119 (2.13%) MS Exchange
7 81 (1.45%) Confluence
8 68 (1.22%) EPiServer
9 62 (1.11%) Skype for Business
10 51 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2010
11 50 (0.90%) Elasticsearch
12 47 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2013
13 40 (0.72%) NServiceBus
13 40 (0.72%) 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 (4.28%) Microsoft Office
2 226 (4.05%) Microsoft Excel
3 74 (1.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 67 (1.20%) Microsoft Project
5 59 (1.06%) MS Visio
6 23 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
7 13 (0.23%) Photoshop
8 10 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
8 10 (0.18%) SPSS
9 9 (0.16%) InVision
10 8 (0.14%) UXPin
11 6 (0.11%) InfoPath
12 5 (0.090%) Campfire
12 5 (0.090%) SOLIDWORKS
13 4 (0.072%) Chatbot
13 4 (0.072%) SPSS Modeler
14 2 (0.036%) Adobe Creative Suite
15 1 (0.018%) Adobe Captivate
15 1 (0.018%) OmniGraffle
15 1 (0.018%) Revit
Business Applications
1 101 (1.81%) 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 30 (0.54%) SAP CRM
6 28 (0.50%) 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 19 (0.34%) SAP ERP
9 19 (0.34%) SAP Hybris
9 19 (0.34%) SAP SD
10 17 (0.30%) SAP WM
11 15 (0.27%) Endur
11 15 (0.27%) SAP SCM
11 15 (0.27%) Siebel CRM
12 12 (0.21%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 377 (6.75%) Amazon AWS
2 293 (5.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 211 (3.78%) SaaS
4 146 (2.61%) Office 365
5 100 (1.79%) GitHub
6 96 (1.72%) IaaS
7 87 (1.56%) PaaS
8 70 (1.25%) Amazon EC2
9 58 (1.04%) Cloud Computing
10 39 (0.70%) AWS CloudFormation
11 32 (0.57%) Google Analytics
12 31 (0.55%) Google Cloud Platform
13 27 (0.48%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 26 (0.47%) Serverless
15 22 (0.39%) Amazon ElastiCache
15 22 (0.39%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
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
1 223 (3.99%) Firewall
2 175 (3.13%) DNS
3 133 (2.38%) SAN
4 132 (2.36%) WAN
5 127 (2.27%) LAN
6 101 (1.81%) Internet
7 87 (1.56%) DHCP
8 85 (1.52%) Network Security
8 85 (1.52%) TCP/IP
9 73 (1.31%) HTTP
10 68 (1.22%) LDAP
11 67 (1.20%) VPN
12 60 (1.07%) Wireless
13 50 (0.90%) Skype
14 48 (0.86%) Unified Communications
15 43 (0.77%) Wi-Fi
16 42 (0.75%) VoIP
17 38 (0.68%) SSL
18 35 (0.63%) VLAN
19 31 (0.55%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 710 (12.71%) SQL Server
2 212 (3.80%) MySQL
3 146 (2.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 131 (2.35%) Relational Database
5 122 (2.18%) MongoDB
6 119 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
7 109 (1.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 104 (1.86%) Big Data
9 96 (1.72%) NoSQL
10 90 (1.61%) SQL Server 2012
11 84 (1.50%) SQL Server 2008
12 69 (1.24%) SQL Server 2014
13 54 (0.97%) PostgreSQL
14 49 (0.88%) Hadoop
15 43 (0.77%) Power BI
16 38 (0.68%) BusinessObjects
16 38 (0.68%) SAP BW
16 38 (0.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 37 (0.66%) Oracle ODI
18 34 (0.61%) GIS
Development Applications
1 282 (5.05%) Git (software)
2 252 (4.51%) Selenium
3 250 (4.48%) JIRA
4 202 (3.62%) Jenkins
5 174 (3.11%) Team Foundation Server
6 138 (2.47%) JUnit
7 126 (2.26%) Subversion
8 119 (2.13%) Cucumber
9 99 (1.77%) TeamCity
10 97 (1.74%) Maven
11 93 (1.66%) LSMW
12 84 (1.50%) Visual Studio
13 77 (1.38%) eCATT
14 54 (0.97%) HP UFT
14 54 (0.97%) WebDriver
15 53 (0.95%) Octopus Deploy
16 45 (0.81%) gulp
17 42 (0.75%) Mercurial
18 41 (0.73%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 37 (0.66%) Eclipse
General
1 1657 (29.66%) Finance
2 468 (8.38%) Banking
3 405 (7.25%) Retail
4 317 (5.67%) Retail Banking
5 291 (5.21%) Investment Banking
6 280 (5.01%) Marketing
7 220 (3.94%) Manufacturing
8 203 (3.63%) Front Office
9 187 (3.35%) Legal
10 156 (2.79%) Telecoms
11 127 (2.27%) Back Office
12 120 (2.15%) Publishing
13 109 (1.95%) Games
14 98 (1.75%) Law
15 77 (1.38%) Electronics
16 74 (1.32%) Advertising
17 63 (1.13%) Billing
18 55 (0.98%) Financial Institution
19 49 (0.88%) General Ledger
20 31 (0.55%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1047 (18.74%) Developer
2 779 (13.95%) Analyst
3 304 (5.44%) Consultant
4 279 (4.99%) IT Manager
5 271 (4.85%) Architect
6 243 (4.35%) Java Developer
7 217 (3.88%) Senior Developer
8 215 (3.85%) Project Manager
9 198 (3.54%) Service Manager
10 193 (3.46%) Business Analyst
11 182 (3.26%) C# Developer
12 170 (3.04%) SAP Consultant
13 156 (2.79%) Scrum Master
14 154 (2.76%) .NET Developer
15 151 (2.70%) Team Leader
16 137 (2.45%) DevOps Engineer
17 136 (2.43%) Delivery Manager
18 124 (2.22%) Software Developer
19 114 (2.04%) Solutions Architect
20 113 (2.02%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 672 (12.03%) .NET
2 542 (9.70%) HTML
3 422 (7.55%) CSS
4 392 (7.02%) Web Services
5 338 (6.05%) AngularJS
6 264 (4.73%) REST
7 257 (4.60%) ASP.NET
8 256 (4.58%) HTML5
9 237 (4.24%) Spring
10 216 (3.87%) XML
11 179 (3.20%) SOAP
12 173 (3.10%) jQuery
13 153 (2.74%) React
14 149 (2.67%) .NET Framework
15 148 (2.65%) CSS3
16 145 (2.60%) Node.js
17 137 (2.45%) RESTful
18 133 (2.38%) J2EE
19 116 (2.08%) IDoc
20 99 (1.77%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 783 (14.02%) Analytical Skills
2 499 (8.93%) Computer Science
3 344 (6.16%) Management Information System
4 329 (5.89%) User Experience
5 256 (4.58%) Data Centre
6 161 (2.88%) Equities
7 107 (1.92%) Fintech
7 107 (1.92%) Virtual Team
8 104 (1.86%) NHS
9 99 (1.77%) Derivative
10 97 (1.74%) Mobile App
11 87 (1.56%) Public Cloud
12 86 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
13 84 (1.50%) Greenfield Project
14 58 (1.04%) iPad
15 54 (0.97%) Social Media
16 52 (0.93%) Fixed Income
17 43 (0.77%) Data Structures
18 42 (0.75%) LIMS
19 41 (0.73%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 635 (11.37%) Windows
2 567 (10.15%) Linux
3 246 (4.40%) Unix
4 203 (3.63%) Windows Server
5 104 (1.86%) Windows Server 2012
6 89 (1.59%) Windows Server 2008
7 83 (1.49%) Android
8 78 (1.40%) 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 39 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 33 (0.59%) AIX
15 28 (0.50%) Mac OS
16 25 (0.45%) Windows Server 2003
17 24 (0.43%) Solaris
18 23 (0.41%) Windows 8
19 17 (0.30%) Debian
20 16 (0.29%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 2049 (36.68%) Agile Software Development
2 922 (16.51%) ITIL
3 802 (14.36%) Project Management
4 763 (13.66%) Scrum
5 657 (11.76%) Test Automation
6 613 (10.97%) Change Management
7 580 (10.38%) DevOps
8 544 (9.74%) Mentoring
9 520 (9.31%) Service Delivery
10 513 (9.18%) Stakeholder Management
11 491 (8.79%) Software Engineering
12 468 (8.38%) TDD
13 466 (8.34%) Asset Management
14 459 (8.22%) SDLC
15 429 (7.68%) Coaching
16 385 (6.89%) Service Management
17 370 (6.62%) Continuous Integration
18 348 (6.23%) PRINCE2
19 336 (6.02%) Information Security
20 309 (5.53%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 996 (17.83%) SQL
2 772 (13.82%) Java
3 692 (12.39%) JavaScript
4 598 (10.71%) C#
5 278 (4.98%) Python
6 184 (3.29%) PowerShell
7 163 (2.92%) T-SQL
8 126 (2.26%) C++
9 121 (2.17%) Shell Script
10 120 (2.15%) ABAP
11 112 (2.01%) Ruby
12 109 (1.95%) C
13 99 (1.77%) PL/SQL
14 93 (1.66%) PHP
15 83 (1.49%) Perl
16 80 (1.43%) Bash Shell
17 58 (1.04%) VB.NET
18 57 (1.02%) ES6
19 52 (0.93%) VBA
20 39 (0.70%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1015 (18.17%) Degree
2 172 (3.08%) ITIL Certification
3 162 (2.90%) Security Cleared
4 161 (2.88%) CISSP
5 144 (2.58%) Computer Science Degree
6 126 (2.26%) ISEB
7 120 (2.15%) SC Cleared
8 107 (1.92%) CISM
9 104 (1.86%) Microsoft Certification
10 96 (1.72%) Cisco Certification
11 80 (1.43%) PMP
12 74 (1.32%) ISTQB
12 74 (1.32%) PMI Certification
13 64 (1.15%) CCNA
14 60 (1.07%) CISA
15 58 (1.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 47 (0.84%) MCP
17 45 (0.81%) MCSE
18 44 (0.79%) CCNP
19 39 (0.70%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 695 (12.44%) QA
2 283 (5.07%) SLA
3 181 (3.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 168 (3.01%) PMO
5 63 (1.13%) PCI DSS
6 45 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 43 (0.77%) COBIT
8 38 (0.68%) Data Quality
9 36 (0.64%) GDPR
9 36 (0.64%) ISO 9001
10 29 (0.52%) Cyber Essentials
11 17 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 16 (0.29%) ISO 14001
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 (0.072%) DO-178B
System Software
1 365 (6.53%) Active Directory
2 185 (3.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 161 (2.88%) Docker
4 68 (1.22%) VMware ESXi
5 56 (1.00%) 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 (0.090%) vCloud
14 5 (0.090%) VMware NSX
15 4 (0.072%) KVM
15 4 (0.072%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
15 4 (0.072%) Virtual Desktop
16 3 (0.054%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 154 (2.76%) Ansible
2 151 (2.70%) Puppet
3 117 (2.09%) SCCM
4 93 (1.66%) Opscode Chef
5 65 (1.16%) SCOM
6 58 (1.04%) Nagios
7 55 (0.98%) Kubernetes
8 44 (0.79%) 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%) Backup Exec
17 13 (0.23%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 985 (17.63%) Microsoft
2 435 (7.79%) SAP
3 395 (7.07%) Oracle
4 323 (5.78%) VMware
5 298 (5.33%) Cisco
6 171 (3.06%) HP
7 108 (1.93%) Cadence
8 107 (1.92%) Google
9 98 (1.75%) Citrix
10 81 (1.45%) Juniper
11 79 (1.41%) Red Hat
12 74 (1.32%) Salesforce.com
13 73 (1.31%) CheckPoint
14 71 (1.27%) Splunk
15 70 (1.25%) IBM
16 65 (1.16%) ServiceNow
17 58 (1.04%) NetApp
18 54 (0.97%) Atlassian
19 50 (0.90%) Sun
19 50 (0.90%) Sybase