Period
to 8 August 2020

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 8 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Continual Improvement
UK
6 months to
8 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 86 75 87
Rank change year-on-year -11 +12 +18
Permanent jobs citing Continuous Improvement 2,257 5,447 6,067
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 3.47% 3.81% 3.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.76% 4.14% 3.86%
Number of salaries quoted 1,776 3,619 4,141
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% - -
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £32,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £84,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 59,989 131,644 157,095
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.27% 92.20% 91.96%
Number of salaries quoted 47,949 103,664 125,238
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £86,250 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 8 August 2020.

Salary histogram for Continuous Improvement in the UK

Continuous Improvement
Top 18 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 8 August 2020. 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 -10 2,117 £55,000 +4.76% 274
UK excluding London -5 1,427 £50,000 - 229
London -14 776 £65,000 +4.00% 68
South East +7 408 £57,500 +6.48% 41
North of England -29 284 £50,000 +6.38% 58
Midlands +35 278 £47,500 -5.00% 48
South West +5 213 £45,000 -10.00% 39
West Midlands +38 199 £50,250 +0.50% 33
East of England +21 155 £45,100 -9.80% 20
North West -47 131 £50,000 +11.11% 35
Yorkshire 0 126 £52,500 +10.53% 19
Work from Home +13 106 £59,500 +25.26% 28
East Midlands +33 73 £46,250 -5.13% 15
Scotland -26 59 £40,500 -19.00% 12
Wales -25 35 £40,500 -10.99% 8
North East +18 27 £37,500 -7.91% 4
Northern Ireland +13 5 - - 2
Isle of Man -1 4 £52,500 +0.96% 1

For the 6 months to 8 August 2020, 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.

1 922 (40.85%) Agile Software Development
2 646 (28.62%) Finance
3 452 (20.03%) Microsoft
4 441 (19.54%) DevOps
5 422 (18.70%) Azure
6 377 (16.70%) JavaScript
7 350 (15.51%) SQL
8 344 (15.24%) Scrum
9 323 (14.31%) Problem-Solving
10 312 (13.82%) Degree
11 303 (13.42%) AWS
12 302 (13.38%) C#
13 294 (13.03%) Test Automation
14 293 (12.98%) Analytical Skills
15 278 (12.32%) .NET
16 276 (12.23%) SQL Server
17 274 (12.14%) Windows
18 268 (11.87%) Project Management
19 262 (11.61%) Java
20 260 (11.52%) Git (software)
21 259 (11.48%) ITIL
22 249 (11.03%) TDD
23 226 (10.01%) Mentoring
23 226 (10.01%) Coaching
24 214 (9.48%) Software Engineering
25 203 (8.99%) QA
26 201 (8.91%) Project Delivery
27 200 (8.86%) Docker
28 196 (8.68%) Python
29 189 (8.37%) Stakeholder 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 56 (2.48%) SharePoint
2 50 (2.22%) Confluence
3 41 (1.82%) CMS
4 28 (1.24%) Apache
5 25 (1.11%) IIS
6 23 (1.02%) Elasticsearch
7 22 (0.97%) MS Exchange
8 19 (0.84%) EPiServer
9 18 (0.80%) Skype for Business
10 17 (0.75%) Apache Spark
11 15 (0.66%) Umbraco
12 14 (0.62%) OpenStack
13 11 (0.49%) Tomcat
14 10 (0.44%) CICS
14 10 (0.44%) Sitecore CMS
15 8 (0.35%) JBoss
15 8 (0.35%) Liferay
16 7 (0.31%) BizTalk Server
17 6 (0.27%) Adobe Experience Manager
17 6 (0.27%) WebSphere
Applications
1 88 (3.90%) Microsoft Office
2 78 (3.46%) Microsoft Excel
3 31 (1.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 24 (1.06%) MS Visio
5 15 (0.66%) Microsoft Project
6 6 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.22%) Adobe Premiere
8 4 (0.18%) Chatbot
8 4 (0.18%) Photoshop
9 3 (0.13%) AutoCAD
9 3 (0.13%) Sketch
10 2 (0.089%) Adobe Illustrator
10 2 (0.089%) InVision
10 2 (0.089%) MicroStation
10 2 (0.089%) Revit
11 1 (0.044%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 1 (0.044%) Adobe XD
11 1 (0.044%) InDesign
11 1 (0.044%) Marvel
11 1 (0.044%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 34 (1.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (0.71%) SAP ERP
3 14 (0.62%) Dynamics NAV
4 11 (0.49%) SAP MM
5 9 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
6 8 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
7 7 (0.31%) SAP BPC
8 5 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
8 5 (0.22%) Oracle ERP
8 5 (0.22%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
8 5 (0.22%) SAP S/4HANA
8 5 (0.22%) Unit4 Business World
9 4 (0.18%) Magento
9 4 (0.18%) PeopleSoft HCM
10 3 (0.13%) Markit EDM
10 3 (0.13%) Oracle Internet Expenses
10 3 (0.13%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 3 (0.13%) Payment Gateway
10 3 (0.13%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 3 (0.13%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 422 (18.70%) Azure
2 303 (13.42%) AWS
3 144 (6.38%) Office 365
4 143 (6.34%) SaaS
5 92 (4.08%) Power Platform
6 77 (3.41%) GCP
7 70 (3.10%) Serverless
8 61 (2.70%) PaaS
9 52 (2.30%) IaaS
10 38 (1.68%) Azure Active Directory
11 37 (1.64%) Dynamics 365
12 35 (1.55%) AWS Lambda
13 32 (1.42%) AWS CloudFormation
14 31 (1.37%) Amazon EC2
14 31 (1.37%) GitHub
15 22 (0.97%) Amazon ECS
16 19 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
16 19 (0.84%) PowerApps
17 17 (0.75%) OpenShift
18 15 (0.66%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 90 (3.99%) Firewall
2 50 (2.22%) VPN
3 47 (2.08%) WAN
4 46 (2.04%) Skype
5 45 (1.99%) Broadband
5 45 (1.99%) LAN
6 39 (1.73%) Internet
6 39 (1.73%) SAN
7 36 (1.60%) Network Security
8 35 (1.55%) DNS
9 29 (1.28%) TCP/IP
10 25 (1.11%) DHCP
10 25 (1.11%) VoIP
11 21 (0.93%) NetScaler
12 19 (0.84%) Wi-Fi
13 15 (0.66%) Wireless
14 14 (0.62%) WLAN
15 13 (0.58%) Unified Communications
16 11 (0.49%) Cisco IOS
17 9 (0.40%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 276 (12.23%) SQL Server
2 82 (3.63%) Data Warehouse
2 82 (3.63%) Power BI
3 69 (3.06%) MongoDB
4 68 (3.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 67 (2.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 60 (2.66%) MySQL
7 59 (2.61%) Big Data
7 59 (2.61%) NoSQL
8 50 (2.22%) Relational Database
9 43 (1.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 33 (1.46%) Data Lake
10 33 (1.46%) SQL Server 2012
11 32 (1.42%) PostgreSQL
12 27 (1.20%) Hadoop
13 25 (1.11%) Cosmos DB
14 20 (0.89%) Azure SQL Database
15 19 (0.84%) SQL Server 2016
16 18 (0.80%) OLAP
17 17 (0.75%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 260 (11.52%) Git (software)
2 131 (5.80%) JIRA
3 123 (5.45%) Jenkins
4 114 (5.05%) Selenium
5 70 (3.10%) Cucumber
6 64 (2.84%) Visual Studio
7 44 (1.95%) TeamCity
8 42 (1.86%) Maven
9 40 (1.77%) Octopus Deploy
10 29 (1.28%) Gradle
10 29 (1.28%) SoapUI
11 28 (1.24%) Team Foundation Server
12 26 (1.15%) Subversion
13 25 (1.11%) SpecFlow
14 21 (0.93%) Jasmine
14 21 (0.93%) webpack
15 19 (0.84%) Bitbucket
16 18 (0.80%) GitLab
17 16 (0.71%) JMeter
17 16 (0.71%) PHPUnit
General
1 646 (28.62%) Finance
2 103 (4.56%) Retail
3 99 (4.39%) Banking
4 90 (3.99%) Legal
5 85 (3.77%) Marketing
6 75 (3.32%) Telecoms
7 61 (2.70%) Public Sector
8 55 (2.44%) Games
8 55 (2.44%) Law
9 49 (2.17%) Manufacturing
10 43 (1.91%) Back Office
11 26 (1.15%) Local Government
12 16 (0.71%) Aerospace
13 15 (0.66%) Military
14 14 (0.62%) Advertising
14 14 (0.62%) Billing
14 14 (0.62%) Financial Institution
14 14 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
15 11 (0.49%) General Ledger
16 10 (0.44%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 420 (18.61%) Developer
2 246 (10.90%) Analyst
3 119 (5.27%) DevOps Engineer
4 101 (4.47%) Senior Developer
5 83 (3.68%) .NET Developer
5 83 (3.68%) Architect
6 73 (3.23%) Scrum Master
6 73 (3.23%) Software Engineer
7 67 (2.97%) IT Manager
8 61 (2.70%) Delivery Manager
9 59 (2.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 58 (2.57%) Test Engineer
11 57 (2.53%) C# Developer
11 57 (2.53%) Project Manager
12 52 (2.30%) Senior Analyst
13 50 (2.22%) Business Analyst
14 49 (2.17%) Full Stack Developer
15 48 (2.13%) Service Manager
16 47 (2.08%) Consultant
16 47 (2.08%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 278 (12.32%) .NET
2 178 (7.89%) CSS
3 164 (7.27%) HTML
4 144 (6.38%) React
5 108 (4.79%) Node.js
6 105 (4.65%) AngularJS
7 95 (4.21%) REST
8 93 (4.12%) ASP.NET
9 85 (3.77%) .NET Framework
10 84 (3.72%) RESTful
10 84 (3.72%) Web Services
11 78 (3.46%) .NET Core
12 60 (2.66%) XML
13 58 (2.57%) jQuery
14 57 (2.53%) ASP.NET Web API
15 55 (2.44%) SOAP
16 54 (2.39%) HTML5
17 53 (2.35%) Sass
18 51 (2.26%) JSON
19 50 (2.22%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 293 (12.98%) Analytical Skills
2 186 (8.24%) User Experience
3 156 (6.91%) Management Information System
4 136 (6.03%) Self-Motivation
5 68 (3.01%) Data Centre
5 68 (3.01%) Greenfield Project
6 63 (2.79%) Mobile App
7 46 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
8 40 (1.77%) Public Cloud
9 37 (1.64%) Virtual Team
10 28 (1.24%) Social Network
11 26 (1.15%) Cloud Native
12 24 (1.06%) Linux Command Line
13 22 (0.97%) Data Structures
14 20 (0.89%) Mainframe
15 17 (0.75%) FMCG
15 17 (0.75%) Tandem
16 12 (0.53%) CMDB
16 12 (0.53%) Private Cloud
17 11 (0.49%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 274 (12.14%) Windows
2 186 (8.24%) Linux
3 136 (6.03%) Windows Server
4 69 (3.06%) Unix
4 69 (3.06%) Windows 10
5 41 (1.82%) Windows Server 2012
6 39 (1.73%) Windows Server 2016
7 37 (1.64%) Android
8 34 (1.51%) Windows 7
9 25 (1.11%) Apple iOS
10 22 (0.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 21 (0.93%) Windows Server 2008
12 16 (0.71%) Windows Server 2019
13 14 (0.62%) VMS
14 11 (0.49%) CentOS
15 9 (0.40%) Mac OS
16 8 (0.35%) AIX
17 7 (0.31%) Windows 8
18 5 (0.22%) Solaris
18 5 (0.22%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 922 (40.85%) Agile Software Development
2 441 (19.54%) DevOps
3 344 (15.24%) Scrum
4 323 (14.31%) Problem-Solving
5 294 (13.03%) Test Automation
6 268 (11.87%) Project Management
7 259 (11.48%) ITIL
8 249 (11.03%) TDD
9 226 (10.01%) Coaching
9 226 (10.01%) Mentoring
10 214 (9.48%) Software Engineering
11 201 (8.91%) Project Delivery
12 189 (8.37%) Service Delivery
12 189 (8.37%) Stakeholder Management
13 172 (7.62%) Analytics
13 172 (7.62%) Continuous Integration
13 172 (7.62%) Microservices
14 147 (6.51%) BDD
15 146 (6.47%) Service Management
16 137 (6.07%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 377 (16.70%) JavaScript
2 350 (15.51%) SQL
3 302 (13.38%) C#
4 262 (11.61%) Java
5 196 (8.68%) Python
6 136 (6.03%) PowerShell
7 98 (4.34%) T-SQL
8 78 (3.46%) C
9 67 (2.97%) TypeScript
10 51 (2.26%) Bash Shell
11 46 (2.04%) Scala
12 45 (1.99%) Go
13 43 (1.91%) PHP
14 39 (1.73%) C++
15 34 (1.51%) ES6
16 23 (1.02%) R
16 23 (1.02%) Ruby
17 21 (0.93%) Java 8
17 21 (0.93%) Perl
18 17 (0.75%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 312 (13.82%) Degree
2 65 (2.88%) Security Cleared
3 53 (2.35%) Cisco Certification
3 53 (2.35%) ITIL Certification
4 45 (1.99%) Computer Science Degree
5 42 (1.86%) CISSP
6 40 (1.77%) Microsoft Certification
7 31 (1.37%) CISM
8 26 (1.15%) SC Cleared
9 25 (1.11%) DV Cleared
10 23 (1.02%) CCNA
11 22 (0.97%) CISA
11 22 (0.97%) PMI Certification
12 20 (0.89%) ISEB
12 20 (0.89%) JNCIA
12 20 (0.89%) MCSA
13 19 (0.84%) CCIE
13 19 (0.84%) ISTQB
14 17 (0.75%) PMP
15 15 (0.66%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 203 (8.99%) QA
2 113 (5.01%) SLA
3 74 (3.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 58 (2.57%) GDPR
5 34 (1.51%) PMO
6 29 (1.28%) PCI DSS
7 23 (1.02%) Data Quality
8 22 (0.97%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 15 (0.66%) COBIT
9 15 (0.66%) ISO 9001
10 14 (0.62%) Cyber Essentials
11 9 (0.40%) NIST
12 7 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 17025
13 6 (0.27%) GxP
14 4 (0.18%) ISO 13485
15 3 (0.13%) NCSC
16 2 (0.089%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
16 2 (0.089%) NEBOSH
16 2 (0.089%) NIST 800
16 2 (0.089%) PMBOK
System Software
1 200 (8.86%) Docker
2 139 (6.16%) Active Directory
3 77 (3.41%) VMware Infrastructure
4 25 (1.11%) Hyper-V
5 20 (0.89%) vSphere
6 14 (0.62%) Virtual Machines
7 12 (0.53%) XenApp
8 11 (0.49%) VMware ESXi
9 6 (0.27%) XenDesktop
10 4 (0.18%) BitLocker
10 4 (0.18%) Firmware
10 4 (0.18%) Virtual Desktop
11 3 (0.13%) RACF
12 2 (0.089%) ACF2
12 2 (0.089%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 2 (0.089%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 2 (0.089%) DFS Replication
12 2 (0.089%) LXC
12 2 (0.089%) Microsoft App-V
12 2 (0.089%) NFS
Systems Management
1 158 (7.00%) Kubernetes
2 81 (3.59%) Ansible
3 79 (3.50%) Terraform
4 65 (2.88%) Puppet
5 51 (2.26%) Opscode Chef
6 35 (1.55%) SCCM
7 31 (1.37%) Microsoft Intune
8 28 (1.24%) Istio
9 17 (0.75%) Prometheus
10 15 (0.66%) Kibana
11 13 (0.58%) Grafana
12 9 (0.40%) HP Data Protector
13 8 (0.35%) HP Quality Center
13 8 (0.35%) Single Sign-On
14 7 (0.31%) Marathon
14 7 (0.31%) Mesos
15 6 (0.27%) Consul
15 6 (0.27%) logstash
15 6 (0.27%) Red Hat Satellite
16 5 (0.22%) Jamf Pro
Vendors
1 452 (20.03%) Microsoft
2 99 (4.39%) SAP
3 97 (4.30%) VMware
4 84 (3.72%) Oracle
5 68 (3.01%) Cisco
6 49 (2.17%) Citrix
7 45 (1.99%) Tableau
8 41 (1.82%) Google
9 39 (1.73%) Juniper
10 38 (1.68%) Red Hat
11 36 (1.60%) HP
12 33 (1.46%) Salesforce.com
13 27 (1.20%) Splunk
14 23 (1.02%) IBM
15 21 (0.93%) Dynatrace
16 20 (0.89%) Atlassian
17 19 (0.84%) CheckPoint
18 18 (0.80%) Capita
19 17 (0.75%) Adobe
19 17 (0.75%) Teradata