Period
to 13 November 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 13 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Continual Improvement
UK
6 months to
13 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 80 98 90
Rank change year-on-year +18 -8 +41
Permanent jobs citing Continuous Improvement 6,066 5,792 5,783
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.72% 3.23% 3.07%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.09% 3.53% 3.38%
Number of salaries quoted 3,967 4,052 4,236
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +2.59%
10th Percentile £32,000 £31,250 £32,500
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,039 £47,500 £47,000
% change year-on-year +3.24% +1.06% +4.44%

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 148,395 164,307 171,199
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.12% 91.51% 90.93%
Number of salaries quoted 118,077 129,932 142,355
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £84,250 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -

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 13 November 2018.

Salary histogram for Continuous Improvement in the UK

Continuous Improvement
Top 17 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 13 November 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 +14 5,532 £55,000 +4.76% 963
UK excluding London +21 3,665 £49,039 +3.24% 764
London +12 2,261 £62,500 - 283
South East +22 1,122 £55,000 +10.00% 192
North of England +2 668 £45,000 - 172
Midlands +31 611 £47,500 +7.95% 139
East of England +57 521 £47,500 -9.52% 96
West Midlands +35 428 £47,500 +4.40% 84
North West +4 376 £45,000 -5.26% 78
South West 0 333 £50,198 +11.55% 81
Scotland +24 268 £43,342 -3.69% 56
Yorkshire -17 257 £47,500 +11.76% 70
East Midlands +17 180 £43,500 +4.82% 55
Wales +11 164 £40,500 +8.00% 23
North East -2 35 £35,000 -8.50% 24
Northern Ireland -1 13 £38,500 -18.95% 5
Channel Islands - 2 - -

For the 6 months to 13 November 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 2,771 (45.68%) Agile Software Development
2 1,558 (25.68%) Finance
3 1,240 (20.44%) Problem-Solving
4 1,140 (18.79%) Microsoft
5 1,118 (18.43%) Degree
6 1,051 (17.33%) SQL
7 1,019 (16.80%) C#
8 975 (16.07%) Scrum
9 938 (15.46%) Project Management
10 899 (14.82%) .NET
11 836 (13.78%) DevOps
12 810 (13.35%) JavaScript
13 808 (13.32%) SQL Server
14 807 (13.30%) Java
15 784 (12.92%) ITIL
16 777 (12.81%) Analytical Skills
17 716 (11.80%) Software Engineering
18 715 (11.79%) Stakeholder Management
18 715 (11.79%) Microsoft Azure
19 701 (11.56%) Amazon AWS
20 689 (11.36%) Test Automation
21 662 (10.91%) TDD
22 655 (10.80%) Mentoring
23 624 (10.29%) Windows
24 575 (9.48%) Continuous Integration
25 558 (9.20%) HTML
26 548 (9.03%) Coaching
27 546 (9.00%) SDLC
28 543 (8.95%) QA
29 522 (8.61%) Service Delivery

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
1 243 (4.01%) CMS
2 173 (2.85%) Confluence
3 160 (2.64%) SharePoint
4 84 (1.38%) Sitecore CMS
5 82 (1.35%) EPiServer
6 80 (1.32%) IIS
7 79 (1.30%) MS Exchange
8 69 (1.14%) Apache
9 59 (0.97%) Elasticsearch
10 47 (0.77%) Apache Spark
11 45 (0.74%) Tomcat
12 44 (0.73%) Skype for Business
13 36 (0.59%) JBoss
14 29 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2010
15 28 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2013
16 26 (0.43%) WebLogic
17 24 (0.40%) BizTalk Server
18 23 (0.38%) Apache Solr
19 20 (0.33%) NServiceBus
20 19 (0.31%) SAS
Applications
1 249 (4.10%) Microsoft Office
2 177 (2.92%) Microsoft Excel
3 108 (1.78%) Microsoft Project
4 80 (1.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 67 (1.10%) MS Visio
6 21 (0.35%) InVision
7 17 (0.28%) OmniGraffle
8 7 (0.12%) Chatbot
8 7 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
9 6 (0.099%) InfoPath
9 6 (0.099%) Photoshop
10 4 (0.066%) SPSS
11 3 (0.049%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 2 (0.033%) Acrobat
12 2 (0.033%) Adobe Captivate
12 2 (0.033%) Adobe Premiere
12 2 (0.033%) Camtasia
12 2 (0.033%) FrameMaker
12 2 (0.033%) RoboHelp
13 1 (0.016%) Gephi
Business Applications
1 63 (1.04%) Dynamics AX
2 38 (0.63%) SAP Hybris
3 37 (0.61%) Eloqua
4 33 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
5 25 (0.41%) SAP CO
5 25 (0.41%) SAP FI
5 25 (0.41%) SAP FI/CO
6 23 (0.38%) SAP BPC
7 17 (0.28%) SAP ERP
8 16 (0.26%) SAP APO
9 13 (0.21%) Magento
9 13 (0.21%) SAP HR
10 12 (0.20%) Distributed Ledger
10 12 (0.20%) Oracle Retail
10 12 (0.20%) SAP S/4HANA
11 11 (0.18%) thinkFolio
12 10 (0.16%) Oracle CRM
13 9 (0.15%) Salesforce.com CRM
13 9 (0.15%) SAP PP
13 9 (0.15%) SAP QM
Cloud Services
1 715 (11.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 701 (11.56%) Amazon AWS
3 256 (4.22%) Office 365
4 252 (4.15%) SaaS
5 180 (2.97%) PaaS
6 135 (2.23%) IaaS
7 120 (1.98%) Cloud Computing
8 99 (1.63%) GitHub
9 83 (1.37%) npm
10 52 (0.86%) Dynamics 365
11 49 (0.81%) Google Cloud Platform
12 42 (0.69%) Serverless
13 34 (0.56%) AWS CloudFormation
14 33 (0.54%) Mimecast
15 29 (0.48%) Azure Active Directory
16 27 (0.45%) FinancialForce
16 27 (0.45%) Force.com
17 26 (0.43%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 26 (0.43%) Amazon S3
17 26 (0.43%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 288 (4.75%) Firewall
2 169 (2.79%) DNS
3 125 (2.06%) WAN
4 119 (1.96%) LAN
5 117 (1.93%) Internet
6 109 (1.80%) VPN
7 102 (1.68%) DHCP
8 90 (1.48%) TCP/IP
9 78 (1.29%) Network Security
10 77 (1.27%) SAN
11 73 (1.20%) Cisco ASA
12 67 (1.10%) VoIP
13 61 (1.01%) Skype
14 59 (0.97%) HTTP
15 49 (0.81%) OSPF
16 46 (0.76%) MPLS
17 45 (0.74%) Cisco Nexus
18 41 (0.68%) IPsec
19 38 (0.63%) BGP
19 38 (0.63%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 808 (13.32%) SQL Server
2 271 (4.47%) NoSQL
3 232 (3.82%) Big Data
4 204 (3.36%) MySQL
5 174 (2.87%) Data Warehouse
6 168 (2.77%) MongoDB
7 149 (2.46%) Relational Database
8 141 (2.32%) SQL Server 2012
8 141 (2.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 111 (1.83%) Hadoop
10 103 (1.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 93 (1.53%) PostgreSQL
12 86 (1.42%) Power BI
13 61 (1.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 59 (0.97%) Couchbase
15 46 (0.76%) Oracle Database
15 46 (0.76%) SQL Server 2008
16 44 (0.73%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 42 (0.69%) Data Lake
18 39 (0.64%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 458 (7.55%) Git (software)
2 330 (5.44%) JIRA
3 297 (4.90%) Selenium
4 278 (4.58%) Team Foundation Server
5 246 (4.06%) Jenkins
6 218 (3.59%) Visual Studio
7 210 (3.46%) Octopus Deploy
8 182 (3.00%) TeamCity
9 115 (1.90%) gulp
10 96 (1.58%) SpecFlow
11 93 (1.53%) Cucumber
12 84 (1.38%) Karma Test Runner
13 82 (1.35%) Protractor
14 81 (1.34%) Mocha
15 78 (1.29%) Subversion
16 76 (1.25%) Sinon.JS
17 75 (1.24%) Bower
18 72 (1.19%) Visual Studio Team System
19 71 (1.17%) Maven
20 56 (0.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 1,558 (25.68%) Finance
2 413 (6.81%) Retail
3 332 (5.47%) Marketing
4 262 (4.32%) Banking
5 159 (2.62%) Manufacturing
6 156 (2.57%) Legal
7 124 (2.04%) Advertising
8 122 (2.01%) Telecoms
9 115 (1.90%) Games
10 112 (1.85%) Law
11 92 (1.52%) Billing
11 92 (1.52%) Front Office
11 92 (1.52%) Publishing
12 78 (1.29%) Electronics
13 70 (1.15%) Back Office
14 46 (0.76%) Military
15 43 (0.71%) Investment Banking
16 26 (0.43%) Retail Banking
17 25 (0.41%) Automotive
17 25 (0.41%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 1,172 (19.32%) Developer
2 776 (12.79%) Analyst
3 305 (5.03%) Architect
4 300 (4.95%) .NET Developer
5 281 (4.63%) Project Manager
6 248 (4.09%) Senior Developer
7 235 (3.87%) IT Manager
8 231 (3.81%) C# Developer
9 216 (3.56%) Software Engineer
10 180 (2.97%) Business Analyst
11 174 (2.87%) Consultant
12 166 (2.74%) Scrum Master
13 164 (2.70%) DevOps Engineer
14 155 (2.56%) Delivery Manager
15 149 (2.46%) Software Developer
16 141 (2.32%) Solutions Architect
17 136 (2.24%) Senior Analyst
18 134 (2.21%) Java Developer
19 128 (2.11%) Service Manager
20 125 (2.06%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 899 (14.82%) .NET
2 558 (9.20%) HTML
3 428 (7.06%) CSS
4 411 (6.78%) AngularJS
5 353 (5.82%) Web Services
6 303 (5.00%) ASP.NET
7 290 (4.78%) React
8 282 (4.65%) HTML5
9 252 (4.15%) RESTful
10 221 (3.64%) jQuery
11 210 (3.46%) .NET Framework
12 192 (3.17%) CSS3
13 191 (3.15%) XML
14 183 (3.02%) REST
15 181 (2.98%) Node.js
16 157 (2.59%) Gherkin
17 150 (2.47%) WCF
18 134 (2.21%) Spring
19 130 (2.14%) SOAP
19 130 (2.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 777 (12.81%) Analytical Skills
2 482 (7.95%) Management Information System
3 424 (6.99%) User Experience
4 408 (6.73%) Computer Science
5 300 (4.95%) Self-Motivation
6 241 (3.97%) Data Centre
7 188 (3.10%) Enterprise Software
8 154 (2.54%) Fintech
9 148 (2.44%) Mobile App
10 109 (1.80%) Virtual Team
11 88 (1.45%) Greenfield Project
12 61 (1.01%) Driving Licence
13 60 (0.99%) Security Operations Centre
14 59 (0.97%) CMDB
14 59 (0.97%) PKI
15 58 (0.96%) Social Media
16 56 (0.92%) Public Cloud
17 53 (0.87%) Cloud Native
17 53 (0.87%) Robotics
18 50 (0.82%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 624 (10.29%) Windows
2 387 (6.38%) Linux
3 267 (4.40%) Unix
4 226 (3.73%) Windows Server
5 120 (1.98%) Windows Server 2012
6 118 (1.95%) Windows 10
7 113 (1.86%) Windows Server 2008
8 95 (1.57%) Windows 7
9 87 (1.43%) Android
10 70 (1.15%) Apple iOS
11 33 (0.54%) Mac OS
12 28 (0.46%) CentOS
12 28 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 22 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
14 21 (0.35%) Mac OS X
15 13 (0.21%) Solaris
16 12 (0.20%) AIX
16 12 (0.20%) Kali Linux
17 11 (0.18%) Ubuntu
17 11 (0.18%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,771 (45.68%) Agile Software Development
2 1,240 (20.44%) Problem-Solving
3 975 (16.07%) Scrum
4 938 (15.46%) Project Management
5 836 (13.78%) DevOps
6 784 (12.92%) ITIL
7 716 (11.80%) Software Engineering
8 715 (11.79%) Stakeholder Management
9 689 (11.36%) Test Automation
10 662 (10.91%) TDD
11 655 (10.80%) Mentoring
12 575 (9.48%) Continuous Integration
13 548 (9.03%) Coaching
14 546 (9.00%) SDLC
15 522 (8.61%) Service Delivery
16 483 (7.96%) Analytics
17 465 (7.67%) Information Security
18 462 (7.62%) BDD
19 444 (7.32%) Microservices
20 402 (6.63%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 1,051 (17.33%) SQL
2 1,019 (16.80%) C#
3 810 (13.35%) JavaScript
4 807 (13.30%) Java
5 437 (7.20%) Python
6 306 (5.04%) PowerShell
7 168 (2.77%) PHP
8 155 (2.56%) C++
9 133 (2.19%) T-SQL
10 113 (1.86%) Bash Shell
11 106 (1.75%) C
12 96 (1.58%) Ruby
13 80 (1.32%) TypeScript
14 77 (1.27%) Perl
15 76 (1.25%) VB.NET
16 69 (1.14%) VBA
17 64 (1.06%) Go
18 63 (1.04%) ES6
19 60 (0.99%) Java 8
20 59 (0.97%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1,118 (18.43%) Degree
2 194 (3.20%) Computer Science Degree
3 182 (3.00%) CISSP
4 165 (2.72%) Security Cleared
5 142 (2.34%) ITIL Certification
6 137 (2.26%) Microsoft Certification
7 130 (2.14%) ISEB
8 121 (1.99%) CISA
9 120 (1.98%) Cisco Certification
9 120 (1.98%) ISTQB
10 117 (1.93%) CISM
11 106 (1.75%) SC Cleared
12 93 (1.53%) SAFe Agilist
13 90 (1.48%) CompTIA Security+
14 82 (1.35%) PMI Certification
15 80 (1.32%) CCNP
16 76 (1.25%) GIAC
17 73 (1.20%) Master's Degree
17 73 (1.20%) SANS
18 68 (1.12%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 543 (8.95%) QA
2 279 (4.60%) SLA
3 200 (3.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 197 (3.25%) GDPR
5 173 (2.85%) PMO
6 97 (1.60%) Data Quality
7 85 (1.40%) PCI DSS
8 42 (0.69%) Cyber Essentials
9 37 (0.61%) COBIT
10 31 (0.51%) ISO 9001
11 26 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 16 (0.26%) GPG13
12 16 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 12 (0.20%) HIPAA
14 11 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
15 10 (0.16%) P3O
15 10 (0.16%) PMBOK
16 9 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
17 8 (0.13%) GAMP
17 8 (0.13%) IFRS
System Software
1 319 (5.26%) Active Directory
2 258 (4.25%) Docker
3 214 (3.53%) VMware Infrastructure
4 67 (1.10%) VMware ESXi
5 61 (1.01%) XenApp
6 60 (0.99%) Hyper-V
7 50 (0.82%) vSphere
8 46 (0.76%) XenDesktop
9 36 (0.59%) BitLocker
10 25 (0.41%) Firmware
10 25 (0.41%) Virtual Desktop
11 17 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
12 16 (0.26%) DFS Replication
13 15 (0.25%) HDFS
13 15 (0.25%) Microsoft App-V
14 13 (0.21%) Xen
15 12 (0.20%) KVM
16 11 (0.18%) Virtual Servers
17 10 (0.16%) VirtualBox
18 9 (0.15%) Samba
Systems Management
1 175 (2.88%) Ansible
2 155 (2.56%) Puppet
3 134 (2.21%) SCCM
4 111 (1.83%) Opscode Chef
5 110 (1.81%) Kubernetes
6 88 (1.45%) Terraform
7 43 (0.71%) SCOM
8 34 (0.56%) Perfmon
8 34 (0.56%) SCOrch
8 34 (0.56%) vRealize
9 30 (0.49%) vRealize Orchestrator
10 28 (0.46%) Docker Swarm
10 28 (0.46%) WSUS
11 22 (0.36%) Nagios
11 22 (0.36%) Prometheus
12 21 (0.35%) Packer
13 19 (0.31%) Nessus
14 17 (0.28%) McAfee ePO
15 15 (0.25%) Automic
15 15 (0.25%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 1,140 (18.79%) Microsoft
2 371 (6.12%) Oracle
3 297 (4.90%) VMware
4 275 (4.53%) SAP
5 213 (3.51%) Cisco
6 195 (3.21%) Citrix
7 161 (2.65%) ServiceNow
8 115 (1.90%) HP
9 113 (1.86%) CheckPoint
10 110 (1.81%) Salesforce.com
11 104 (1.71%) Sitecore
12 93 (1.53%) Tableau
13 80 (1.32%) Splunk
14 76 (1.25%) Google
15 72 (1.19%) Symantec
16 69 (1.14%) F5
17 59 (0.97%) NetApp
18 55 (0.91%) Fortinet
19 52 (0.86%) Sophos
20 51 (0.84%) Alias