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

Continual Improvement
UK
6 months to
20 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 89 85 79
Rank change year-on-year -4 -6 +16
Permanent jobs citing Continuous Improvement 2,218 4,441 5,691
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 3.49% 3.54% 3.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.78% 3.84% 4.12%
Number of salaries quoted 1,771 3,122 3,895
Median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £54,425
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% +1.06% +3.67%
10th Percentile £36,411 £33,629 £31,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £51,000 £51,480 £48,000
% change year-on-year -0.93% +7.25% +1.05%

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 58,692 115,511 137,970
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.34% 92.13% 92.24%
Number of salaries quoted 47,378 92,513 110,205
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £29,763
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,000 £45,840 £45,000
% change year-on-year +6.89% +1.87% -

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 January 2021.

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 20 January 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 -11 1,938 £60,000 +9.09% 446
UK excluding London -11 1,323 £51,000 -0.93% 377
London -6 751 £72,500 +12.54% 121
Work from Home +56 332 £65,000 +30.00% 50
South East -22 316 £57,500 +4.55% 73
North of England -15 304 £50,500 +1.00% 100
Midlands +1 232 £52,250 +5.56% 55
South West +39 231 £50,000 - 52
West Midlands -7 162 £51,500 +6.19% 32
North West +4 137 £55,000 +1.85% 56
Yorkshire -30 128 £50,000 - 31
East of England +12 95 £47,500 -5.00% 44
Scotland -11 93 £42,570 -7.13% 32
East Midlands +24 69 £52,500 +5.00% 23
Wales +22 47 £46,250 +8.82% 18
North East +25 39 £50,000 +24.45% 13
Northern Ireland +14 9 £34,000 -62.22% 3
Isle of Man - 4 £52,500 -

For the 6 months to 20 January 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 1,021 (46.03%) Agile Software Development
2 585 (26.38%) DevOps
3 538 (24.26%) Finance
4 468 (21.10%) Microsoft
5 428 (19.30%) Azure
6 383 (17.27%) Problem-Solving
7 347 (15.64%) C#
8 341 (15.37%) Scrum
9 334 (15.06%) AWS
10 317 (14.29%) Java
11 287 (12.94%) Windows
12 282 (12.71%) Test Automation
13 281 (12.67%) Mentoring
14 277 (12.49%) SQL
15 269 (12.13%) .NET
16 266 (11.99%) JavaScript
17 254 (11.45%) Software Engineering
18 249 (11.23%) Coaching
19 244 (11.00%) Python
20 239 (10.78%) Project Management
21 236 (10.64%) TDD
22 228 (10.28%) Degree
23 225 (10.14%) Linux
24 212 (9.56%) Docker
25 211 (9.51%) Analytical Skills
26 207 (9.33%) ITIL
27 194 (8.75%) Microservices
28 192 (8.66%) SQL Server
29 190 (8.57%) SDLC
30 181 (8.16%) Git (software)

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 57 (2.57%) MS Exchange
2 55 (2.48%) Apache
3 50 (2.25%) SharePoint
4 35 (1.58%) Confluence
5 23 (1.04%) IIS
5 23 (1.04%) OpenStack
6 21 (0.95%) JBoss
6 21 (0.95%) Red Hat Fuse
7 20 (0.90%) Apache ServiceMix
8 17 (0.77%) Elasticsearch
9 16 (0.72%) BizTalk Server
10 15 (0.68%) CMS
10 15 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2010
10 15 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2013
11 11 (0.50%) Skype for Business
12 7 (0.32%) WordPress
13 6 (0.27%) Drupal
13 6 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2003
14 4 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2007
14 4 (0.18%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 62 (2.80%) Microsoft Office
2 49 (2.21%) Microsoft Excel
3 20 (0.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (0.36%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.32%) Simulink
5 7 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (0.23%) Sketch
7 4 (0.18%) Microsoft Project
7 4 (0.18%) Windchill
8 3 (0.14%) InVision
9 2 (0.090%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.090%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.090%) Adobe XD
9 2 (0.090%) Marvel
9 2 (0.090%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.045%) Adobe Captivate
10 1 (0.045%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.045%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 28 (1.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 21 (0.95%) SAP MM
3 19 (0.86%) SAP ERP
4 10 (0.45%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 8 (0.36%) Dynamics NAV
6 7 (0.32%) Magento
7 5 (0.23%) BigMachines
7 5 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
7 5 (0.23%) SAP PP
7 5 (0.23%) SAP WM
8 4 (0.18%) NetSuite
8 4 (0.18%) Oracle Cash Management
8 4 (0.18%) SAP CO
8 4 (0.18%) SAP FI
8 4 (0.18%) SAP FI/CO
8 4 (0.18%) SAP SCM
8 4 (0.18%) Teamcenter
9 3 (0.14%) SAP SD
10 2 (0.090%) Oracle EBS
10 2 (0.090%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 428 (19.30%) Azure
2 334 (15.06%) AWS
3 137 (6.18%) Office 365
4 113 (5.09%) GCP
5 100 (4.51%) SaaS
6 62 (2.80%) Power Platform
7 57 (2.57%) Serverless
8 55 (2.48%) AWS CloudFormation
9 53 (2.39%) PaaS
10 45 (2.03%) Azure Active Directory
11 41 (1.85%) IaaS
12 36 (1.62%) Cloud Computing
13 29 (1.31%) AWS Lambda
13 29 (1.31%) OpenShift
14 27 (1.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 23 (1.04%) Amazon EC2
15 23 (1.04%) GitHub
16 22 (0.99%) Boomi
17 20 (0.90%) Dynamics 365
18 19 (0.86%) Amazon ECS
Communications & Networking
1 134 (6.04%) Firewall
2 64 (2.89%) DNS
3 55 (2.48%) WAN
4 49 (2.21%) LAN
5 47 (2.12%) DHCP
6 45 (2.03%) TCP/IP
7 39 (1.76%) SAN
8 37 (1.67%) Internet
9 32 (1.44%) Skype
9 32 (1.44%) VPN
10 25 (1.13%) Broadband
11 22 (0.99%) Network Security
11 22 (0.99%) VSAN
12 21 (0.95%) BGP
12 21 (0.95%) HTTP
12 21 (0.95%) OSPF
13 19 (0.86%) Intrusion Detection
14 18 (0.81%) VoIP
15 16 (0.72%) Wireless
16 14 (0.63%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 192 (8.66%) SQL Server
2 108 (4.87%) MySQL
3 77 (3.47%) Relational Database
4 60 (2.71%) NoSQL
5 50 (2.25%) Power BI
6 46 (2.07%) Data Warehouse
7 42 (1.89%) MongoDB
8 34 (1.53%) Big Data
9 32 (1.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 31 (1.40%) PostgreSQL
11 29 (1.31%) RDBMS
12 28 (1.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 21 (0.95%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 19 (0.86%) Data Lake
15 18 (0.81%) SQL Server 2017
16 17 (0.77%) Hadoop
17 15 (0.68%) SQL Server 2016
17 15 (0.68%) Tableau
18 14 (0.63%) GIS
18 14 (0.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 181 (8.16%) Git (software)
2 127 (5.73%) Jenkins
3 86 (3.88%) JIRA
4 78 (3.52%) Cucumber
5 74 (3.34%) Selenium
6 48 (2.16%) Visual Studio
7 43 (1.94%) TeamCity
8 33 (1.49%) SpecFlow
9 31 (1.40%) Team Foundation Server
10 26 (1.17%) Bitbucket
11 24 (1.08%) Gradle
12 22 (0.99%) JMeter
13 21 (0.95%) NUnit
13 21 (0.95%) Octopus Deploy
14 20 (0.90%) GitLab
14 20 (0.90%) Visual Studio Team System
15 18 (0.81%) LSMW
16 17 (0.77%) MSTest
17 16 (0.72%) FitNesse
18 15 (0.68%) Maven
General
1 538 (24.26%) Finance
2 102 (4.60%) Marketing
3 93 (4.19%) Banking
4 84 (3.79%) Games
5 75 (3.38%) Manufacturing
6 69 (3.11%) Public Sector
7 67 (3.02%) Retail
8 56 (2.52%) Telecoms
9 47 (2.12%) Legal
10 45 (2.03%) Publishing
11 35 (1.58%) Aerospace
12 31 (1.40%) Back Office
12 31 (1.40%) Law
13 28 (1.26%) Electronics
14 21 (0.95%) Digital Economy
15 18 (0.81%) Front Office
16 16 (0.72%) Advertising
16 16 (0.72%) Military
17 15 (0.68%) Local Government
18 12 (0.54%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 390 (17.58%) Developer
2 161 (7.26%) Analyst
3 159 (7.17%) DevOps Engineer
4 103 (4.64%) Architect
5 92 (4.15%) Software Developer
6 90 (4.06%) Software Engineer
7 82 (3.70%) Senior Developer
8 78 (3.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 73 (3.29%) IT Manager
10 71 (3.20%) Cloud Engineer
11 69 (3.11%) Delivery Manager
12 63 (2.84%) Scrum Master
13 61 (2.75%) Java Developer
14 56 (2.52%) Senior DevOps
14 56 (2.52%) Senior DevOps Engineer
15 54 (2.43%) .NET Developer
16 50 (2.25%) Technical Leader
17 48 (2.16%) C# Developer
18 47 (2.12%) AWS Engineer
19 45 (2.03%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 269 (12.13%) .NET
2 130 (5.86%) React
3 113 (5.09%) .NET Framework
4 107 (4.82%) CSS
5 102 (4.60%) HTML
5 102 (4.60%) Web Services
6 94 (4.24%) .NET Core
7 89 (4.01%) Kafka
8 68 (3.07%) RESTful
9 67 (3.02%) Node.js
10 64 (2.89%) AngularJS
11 58 (2.61%) REST
12 54 (2.43%) Entity Framework
12 54 (2.43%) JSON
13 47 (2.12%) Apache Flex
14 45 (2.03%) ASP.NET
15 44 (1.98%) Spring
16 37 (1.67%) ASP.NET Web API
17 36 (1.62%) GraphQL
17 36 (1.62%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 211 (9.51%) Analytical Skills
2 152 (6.85%) User Experience
3 144 (6.49%) Management Information System
4 100 (4.51%) Greenfield Project
5 75 (3.38%) Mobile App
6 64 (2.89%) Self-Motivation
7 52 (2.34%) Algorithms
7 52 (2.34%) Public Cloud
8 45 (2.03%) Social Network
9 43 (1.94%) Data Centre
10 42 (1.89%) Virtual Team
11 37 (1.67%) LIMS
12 34 (1.53%) Data Structures
13 32 (1.44%) Cloud Native
14 27 (1.22%) EPoS
15 26 (1.17%) Enterprise Software
16 25 (1.13%) Driving Licence
17 23 (1.04%) PKI
18 22 (0.99%) Hedge funds
19 18 (0.81%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 287 (12.94%) Windows
2 225 (10.14%) Linux
3 92 (4.15%) Windows Server
4 66 (2.98%) Windows 10
5 53 (2.39%) Windows Server 2016
6 48 (2.16%) Windows Server 2012
7 43 (1.94%) Unix
8 40 (1.80%) Android
9 30 (1.35%) Windows Server 2019
10 24 (1.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 19 (0.86%) Apple iOS
12 18 (0.81%) CentOS
13 17 (0.77%) Ubuntu
13 17 (0.77%) Windows 7
14 14 (0.63%) Windows Server 2008
15 12 (0.54%) Mac OS
16 10 (0.45%) Windows Server 2003
17 6 (0.27%) Windows 8
18 5 (0.23%) Fedora
18 5 (0.23%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,021 (46.03%) Agile Software Development
2 585 (26.38%) DevOps
3 383 (17.27%) Problem-Solving
4 341 (15.37%) Scrum
5 282 (12.71%) Test Automation
6 281 (12.67%) Mentoring
7 254 (11.45%) Software Engineering
8 249 (11.23%) Coaching
9 239 (10.78%) Project Management
10 236 (10.64%) TDD
11 207 (9.33%) ITIL
12 194 (8.75%) Microservices
13 190 (8.57%) SDLC
14 162 (7.30%) Continuous Integration
14 162 (7.30%) Service Delivery
14 162 (7.30%) Stakeholder Management
15 151 (6.81%) Project Delivery
16 142 (6.40%) Service Management
17 127 (5.73%) Computer Science
18 125 (5.64%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 347 (15.64%) C#
2 317 (14.29%) Java
3 277 (12.49%) SQL
4 266 (11.99%) JavaScript
5 244 (11.00%) Python
6 113 (5.09%) PowerShell
7 87 (3.92%) C++
8 80 (3.61%) C
9 71 (3.20%) Bash Shell
10 56 (2.52%) Go
10 56 (2.52%) T-SQL
11 51 (2.30%) Ruby
12 43 (1.94%) PHP
13 34 (1.53%) TypeScript
14 32 (1.44%) Shell Script
15 30 (1.35%) Java 8
16 29 (1.31%) VB
17 26 (1.17%) R
18 24 (1.08%) Scala
19 23 (1.04%) ES6
Qualifications
1 228 (10.28%) Degree
2 153 (6.90%) Security Cleared
3 121 (5.46%) SC Cleared
4 45 (2.03%) Cisco Certification
5 43 (1.94%) Computer Science Degree
6 38 (1.71%) Microsoft Certification
7 36 (1.62%) ITIL Certification
8 32 (1.44%) ISEB
9 31 (1.40%) ISTQB
10 29 (1.31%) CCNA
11 27 (1.22%) DV Cleared
12 26 (1.17%) CISSP
13 25 (1.13%) MCSA
14 23 (1.04%) MCSE
15 20 (0.90%) HND
16 19 (0.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 19 (0.86%) PhD
17 18 (0.81%) CISA
17 18 (0.81%) HNC
17 18 (0.81%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 134 (6.04%) QA
2 84 (3.79%) SLA
3 60 (2.71%) GDPR
4 45 (2.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 28 (1.26%) PMO
6 26 (1.17%) PCI DSS
7 16 (0.72%) Cyber Essentials
7 16 (0.72%) Data Quality
8 13 (0.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 12 (0.54%) NIST
10 10 (0.45%) HIPAA
11 8 (0.36%) COBIT
12 7 (0.32%) HAZOP
12 7 (0.32%) ISO 9001
12 7 (0.32%) OASIS TOSCA
13 6 (0.27%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 6 (0.27%) PMBOK
14 5 (0.23%) ISO 13485
14 5 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 4 (0.18%) GMP
System Software
1 212 (9.56%) Docker
2 169 (7.62%) Active Directory
3 78 (3.52%) VMware Infrastructure
4 34 (1.53%) VMware ESXi
5 32 (1.44%) Hyper-V
6 24 (1.08%) Virtual Servers
7 23 (1.04%) VMware NSX
7 23 (1.04%) vSphere
8 15 (0.68%) Virtual Machines
9 14 (0.63%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 10 (0.45%) XenApp
10 10 (0.45%) XenDesktop
11 9 (0.41%) Firmware
12 7 (0.32%) KVM
12 7 (0.32%) Microcode
12 7 (0.32%) vCloud
13 4 (0.18%) LXC
14 3 (0.14%) NFS
15 2 (0.090%) pfSense
15 2 (0.090%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 173 (7.80%) Ansible
2 171 (7.71%) Kubernetes
3 159 (7.17%) Terraform
4 122 (5.50%) Opscode Chef
5 108 (4.87%) Puppet
6 27 (1.22%) SCCM
7 26 (1.17%) Istio
8 25 (1.13%) Fortio
8 25 (1.13%) Kiali
9 20 (0.90%) Microsoft Intune
10 15 (0.68%) Packer
11 11 (0.50%) Rancher
11 11 (0.50%) vCenter Server
12 10 (0.45%) Rundeck
13 8 (0.36%) CASB
13 8 (0.36%) SCOM
13 8 (0.36%) Single Sign-On
14 6 (0.27%) Nagios
14 6 (0.27%) Prometheus
15 5 (0.23%) Sonobuoy
Vendors
1 468 (21.10%) Microsoft
2 153 (6.90%) VMware
3 71 (3.20%) SAP
4 67 (3.02%) Oracle
5 65 (2.93%) Cisco
6 61 (2.75%) Salesforce.com
7 60 (2.71%) Google
8 42 (1.89%) Citrix
9 41 (1.85%) Red Hat
10 32 (1.44%) Dell
11 27 (1.22%) MuleSoft
12 24 (1.08%) IBM
13 21 (0.95%) HP
13 21 (0.95%) TIBCO
14 20 (0.90%) Atlassian
14 20 (0.90%) Juniper
14 20 (0.90%) Splunk
14 20 (0.90%) UiPath
14 20 (0.90%) WSO2
15 16 (0.72%) ServiceNow