Period
to 26 May 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 26 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Continual Improvement
UK
6 months to
26 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 90 98 102
Rank change year-on-year +8 +4 +33
Permanent jobs citing Continuous Improvement 5,991 5,206 5,871
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.45% 3.05% 2.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.80% 3.37% 3.25%
Number of salaries quoted 4,057 3,685 4,491
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,000 £48,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.96% +7.22% -3.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,250 £45,000
% change year-on-year +10.50% +0.56% -

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 157,838 154,521 180,630
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 90.82% 90.55% 89.99%
Number of salaries quoted 126,822 126,656 150,189
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +3.26%
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.66%

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 26 May 2018.

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 26 May 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 +11 5,592 £52,500 - 772
UK excluding London +12 3,509 £50,000 +10.50% 566
London +14 2,356 £62,500 +4.17% 260
South East +8 911 £50,000 - 158
North of England +11 796 £48,750 +10.80% 164
Midlands +26 663 £47,500 +5.56% 81
West Midlands +32 485 £50,000 +11.11% 47
North West +37 470 £50,000 - 86
South West +40 439 £50,000 +11.11% 55
East of England +2 419 £55,000 +15.79% 54
Yorkshire +5 280 £47,500 +18.75% 63
Wales +27 200 £40,210 -3.11% 13
Scotland -18 180 £46,500 -2.11% 39
East Midlands +4 178 £42,500 -5.56% 32
North East -23 51 £44,750 +19.33% 15
Northern Ireland +12 16 £33,625 -29.21% 1

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 2,650 (44.23%) Agile Software Development
2 1,623 (27.09%) Finance
3 1,289 (21.52%) Problem-Solving
4 1,162 (19.40%) Degree
5 1,033 (17.24%) ITIL
6 992 (16.56%) SQL
7 920 (15.36%) Microsoft
8 897 (14.97%) Analytical Skills
9 870 (14.52%) Scrum
10 850 (14.19%) Project Management
11 799 (13.34%) JavaScript
12 788 (13.15%) C#
13 772 (12.89%) Java
14 744 (12.42%) Software Engineering
15 733 (12.24%) .NET
16 728 (12.15%) Test Automation
17 720 (12.02%) SQL Server
18 714 (11.92%) Windows
19 689 (11.50%) Amazon AWS
20 684 (11.42%) DevOps
21 656 (10.95%) QA
22 604 (10.08%) Stakeholder Management
23 603 (10.07%) TDD
24 574 (9.58%) Service Delivery
25 572 (9.55%) Continuous Integration
26 569 (9.50%) Microsoft Azure
27 561 (9.36%) HTML
28 539 (9.00%) Retail
29 506 (8.45%) SDLC
30 505 (8.43%) Linux

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
1 147 (2.45%) Confluence
2 143 (2.39%) CMS
3 109 (1.82%) SharePoint
4 98 (1.64%) MS Exchange
5 78 (1.30%) Elasticsearch
6 68 (1.14%) EPiServer
7 56 (0.93%) Sitecore CMS
8 52 (0.87%) Skype for Business
9 50 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2010
10 40 (0.67%) IIS
11 35 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2013
12 34 (0.57%) Apache Spark
13 26 (0.43%) OpenStack
14 23 (0.38%) SAS
15 21 (0.35%) Apache
15 21 (0.35%) Tomcat
16 20 (0.33%) WebSphere
16 20 (0.33%) WordPress
17 19 (0.32%) BizTalk Server
18 18 (0.30%) Anypoint
Applications
1 270 (4.51%) Microsoft Excel
2 225 (3.76%) Microsoft Office
3 96 (1.60%) MS Visio
4 94 (1.57%) Microsoft Project
5 87 (1.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 29 (0.48%) OmniGraffle
7 27 (0.45%) InVision
8 12 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
9 7 (0.12%) Photoshop
10 6 (0.10%) Acrobat
10 6 (0.10%) Adobe Captivate
10 6 (0.10%) SPSS
11 4 (0.067%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 4 (0.067%) Adobe Illustrator
11 4 (0.067%) InfoPath
12 3 (0.050%) Maya
13 2 (0.033%) FrameMaker
13 2 (0.033%) Gephi
13 2 (0.033%) RoboHelp
14 1 (0.017%) ZBrush
Business Applications
1 56 (0.93%) SAP Hybris
2 50 (0.83%) Dynamics AX
3 42 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
4 34 (0.57%) Eloqua
5 26 (0.43%) Oracle ERP
6 22 (0.37%) SAP CO
6 22 (0.37%) SAP FI
6 22 (0.37%) SAP FI/CO
7 18 (0.30%) SAP ERP
8 13 (0.22%) SAP MM
8 13 (0.22%) SAP QM
9 12 (0.20%) NetSuite
10 11 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
10 11 (0.18%) SimCorp Dimension
11 10 (0.17%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 10 (0.17%) SAP CRM
11 10 (0.17%) SAP FSCM
12 9 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
12 9 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
12 9 (0.15%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 689 (11.50%) Amazon AWS
2 569 (9.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 246 (4.11%) SaaS
4 178 (2.97%) Office 365
5 141 (2.35%) PaaS
6 130 (2.17%) IaaS
7 97 (1.62%) GitHub
8 83 (1.39%) npm
9 77 (1.29%) Cloud Computing
10 65 (1.08%) Amazon EC2
11 56 (0.93%) Google Cloud Platform
12 52 (0.87%) AWS CloudFormation
13 47 (0.78%) OpenShift
13 47 (0.78%) Serverless
14 38 (0.63%) Dynamics 365
15 36 (0.60%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 31 (0.52%) AWS Lambda
17 30 (0.50%) Amazon S3
18 23 (0.38%) Adobe Creative Cloud
18 23 (0.38%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 325 (5.42%) Firewall
2 149 (2.49%) DNS
3 136 (2.27%) WAN
4 133 (2.22%) VPN
5 117 (1.95%) Internet
6 114 (1.90%) LAN
7 105 (1.75%) DHCP
8 89 (1.49%) TCP/IP
9 86 (1.44%) SAN
10 72 (1.20%) HTTP
11 70 (1.17%) Wireless
12 66 (1.10%) Network Security
12 66 (1.10%) OSPF
13 61 (1.02%) BGP
14 60 (1.00%) Intrusion Detection
15 54 (0.90%) Skype
15 54 (0.90%) VLAN
16 51 (0.85%) Cisco Nexus
17 50 (0.83%) Cisco ASA
18 46 (0.77%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 720 (12.02%) SQL Server
2 264 (4.41%) NoSQL
3 209 (3.49%) MySQL
4 174 (2.90%) MongoDB
5 173 (2.89%) Relational Database
6 167 (2.79%) Data Warehouse
7 151 (2.52%) Big Data
8 130 (2.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 117 (1.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 93 (1.55%) Power BI
11 92 (1.54%) PostgreSQL
12 87 (1.45%) SQL Server 2012
13 80 (1.34%) Couchbase
14 75 (1.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 73 (1.22%) SQL Server 2008
16 57 (0.95%) Hadoop
17 46 (0.77%) SQL Server 2014
18 45 (0.75%) Apache Cassandra
18 45 (0.75%) Oracle Database
19 35 (0.58%) Event Store
Development Applications
1 490 (8.18%) Git (software)
2 357 (5.96%) JIRA
3 334 (5.58%) Jenkins
4 274 (4.57%) Team Foundation Server
5 270 (4.51%) Selenium
6 170 (2.84%) Octopus Deploy
7 150 (2.50%) Visual Studio
8 139 (2.32%) Cucumber
9 113 (1.89%) TeamCity
10 110 (1.84%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 96 (1.60%) Maven
12 84 (1.40%) gulp
13 77 (1.29%) Bitbucket
14 74 (1.24%) JMeter
15 72 (1.20%) JUnit
16 70 (1.17%) WebDriver
17 67 (1.12%) Subversion
18 65 (1.08%) Karma Test Runner
18 65 (1.08%) Protractor
19 63 (1.05%) Mocha
General
1 1,623 (27.09%) Finance
2 539 (9.00%) Retail
3 344 (5.74%) Marketing
4 216 (3.61%) Banking
5 198 (3.30%) Manufacturing
6 190 (3.17%) Legal
7 136 (2.27%) Telecoms
8 135 (2.25%) Publishing
9 132 (2.20%) Advertising
10 124 (2.07%) Games
11 118 (1.97%) Law
12 83 (1.39%) Front Office
13 73 (1.22%) Billing
14 71 (1.19%) Back Office
14 71 (1.19%) Investment Banking
15 58 (0.97%) Financial Institution
16 47 (0.78%) Electronics
17 31 (0.52%) General Ledger
17 31 (0.52%) Retail Banking
18 30 (0.50%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1,089 (18.18%) Developer
2 805 (13.44%) Analyst
3 342 (5.71%) Architect
4 275 (4.59%) Consultant
5 269 (4.49%) Project Manager
6 268 (4.47%) C# Developer
7 233 (3.89%) Business Analyst
8 221 (3.69%) .NET Developer
9 210 (3.51%) Java Developer
9 210 (3.51%) Senior Developer
10 209 (3.49%) DevOps Engineer
11 197 (3.29%) Software Engineer
12 195 (3.25%) IT Manager
13 185 (3.09%) Senior Analyst
14 167 (2.79%) Delivery Manager
15 157 (2.62%) Scrum Master
16 152 (2.54%) Service Manager
17 134 (2.24%) Solutions Architect
18 126 (2.10%) C# .NET Developer
19 124 (2.07%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 733 (12.24%) .NET
2 561 (9.36%) HTML
3 434 (7.24%) CSS
4 354 (5.91%) AngularJS
5 338 (5.64%) Web Services
6 269 (4.49%) RESTful
7 243 (4.06%) HTML5
8 240 (4.01%) jQuery
9 239 (3.99%) ASP.NET
10 219 (3.66%) REST
11 210 (3.51%) XML
12 208 (3.47%) React
13 176 (2.94%) Spring
14 174 (2.90%) CSS3
15 149 (2.49%) ASP.NET MVC
16 142 (2.37%) .NET Framework
17 130 (2.17%) Node.js
18 123 (2.05%) JSON
19 116 (1.94%) WCF
20 106 (1.77%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 897 (14.97%) Analytical Skills
2 471 (7.86%) Self-Motivation
3 464 (7.74%) Computer Science
4 449 (7.49%) Management Information System
5 381 (6.36%) User Experience
6 359 (5.99%) Data Centre
7 156 (2.60%) Fintech
8 153 (2.55%) Enterprise Software
9 129 (2.15%) Greenfield Project
10 119 (1.99%) Mobile App
11 90 (1.50%) Public Cloud
12 71 (1.19%) CMDB
13 70 (1.17%) Virtual Team
14 59 (0.98%) Robotics
15 54 (0.90%) Algorithms
15 54 (0.90%) FMCG
16 51 (0.85%) Data Structures
17 49 (0.82%) Cloud Native
18 47 (0.78%) Cyberthreat
19 46 (0.77%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 714 (11.92%) Windows
2 505 (8.43%) Linux
3 233 (3.89%) Windows Server
4 197 (3.29%) Unix
5 117 (1.95%) Windows Server 2012
6 87 (1.45%) Android
7 82 (1.37%) Windows Server 2008
8 70 (1.17%) Windows 10
9 69 (1.15%) Apple iOS
10 59 (0.98%) Windows 7
11 31 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 25 (0.42%) Solaris
13 24 (0.40%) AIX
13 24 (0.40%) Mac OS X
14 23 (0.38%) Windows 8
15 22 (0.37%) CentOS
16 19 (0.32%) Ubuntu
17 18 (0.30%) Debian
18 17 (0.28%) HPUX
18 17 (0.28%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,650 (44.23%) Agile Software Development
2 1,289 (21.52%) Problem-Solving
3 1,033 (17.24%) ITIL
4 870 (14.52%) Scrum
5 850 (14.19%) Project Management
6 744 (12.42%) Software Engineering
7 728 (12.15%) Test Automation
8 684 (11.42%) DevOps
9 604 (10.08%) Stakeholder Management
10 603 (10.07%) TDD
11 574 (9.58%) Service Delivery
12 572 (9.55%) Continuous Integration
13 506 (8.45%) SDLC
14 496 (8.28%) Mentoring
15 476 (7.95%) Coaching
16 447 (7.46%) Change Management
17 421 (7.03%) Analytics
18 397 (6.63%) Information Security
19 393 (6.56%) PRINCE2
20 391 (6.53%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 992 (16.56%) SQL
2 799 (13.34%) JavaScript
3 788 (13.15%) C#
4 772 (12.89%) Java
5 421 (7.03%) Python
6 272 (4.54%) PowerShell
7 201 (3.36%) C
8 160 (2.67%) T-SQL
9 159 (2.65%) Perl
10 155 (2.59%) C++
11 152 (2.54%) Bash Shell
12 128 (2.14%) PHP
13 123 (2.05%) Ruby
14 117 (1.95%) VBA
15 102 (1.70%) VB.NET
16 68 (1.14%) Shell Script
17 65 (1.08%) ABAP
18 64 (1.07%) Scala
19 57 (0.95%) Groovy
20 51 (0.85%) VB
Qualifications
1 1,162 (19.40%) Degree
2 255 (4.26%) Computer Science Degree
3 190 (3.17%) ITIL Certification
4 184 (3.07%) Microsoft Certification
5 175 (2.92%) Cisco Certification
6 162 (2.70%) Security Cleared
7 158 (2.64%) CISSP
8 137 (2.29%) PMI Certification
9 130 (2.17%) PMP
10 129 (2.15%) CCNP
11 103 (1.72%) CISM
12 100 (1.67%) ISEB
13 99 (1.65%) SC Cleared
14 89 (1.49%) CCNA
15 88 (1.47%) MCSE
16 87 (1.45%) SAFe Agilist
17 79 (1.32%) ISTQB
18 76 (1.27%) MCP
19 73 (1.22%) Master's Degree
20 56 (0.93%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 656 (10.95%) QA
2 339 (5.66%) SLA
3 171 (2.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 155 (2.59%) PMO
5 102 (1.70%) GDPR
6 73 (1.22%) COBIT
7 67 (1.12%) Data Quality
8 55 (0.92%) ISO 9001
9 52 (0.87%) PCI DSS
10 31 (0.52%) Cyber Essentials
11 30 (0.50%) SSAE 16
12 29 (0.48%) ISAE 3402
13 24 (0.40%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 21 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 15 (0.25%) PMBOK
16 14 (0.23%) GPG13
17 10 (0.17%) MiFID
18 9 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 20000
19 8 (0.13%) GCP
20 6 (0.10%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 329 (5.49%) Active Directory
2 278 (4.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 271 (4.52%) Docker
4 119 (1.99%) Hyper-V
5 106 (1.77%) VMware ESXi
6 92 (1.54%) Virtual Machines
7 80 (1.34%) XenApp
8 60 (1.00%) vSphere
9 55 (0.92%) XenDesktop
10 38 (0.63%) Microsoft App-V
11 23 (0.38%) DFS Replication
12 18 (0.30%) KVM
12 18 (0.30%) VirtualBox
12 18 (0.30%) Xen
13 15 (0.25%) BitLocker
14 11 (0.18%) Firmware
15 10 (0.17%) Apache ZooKeeper
16 7 (0.12%) Virtual Servers
17 5 (0.083%) HDFS
17 5 (0.083%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 207 (3.46%) Ansible
2 157 (2.62%) Puppet
3 134 (2.24%) Opscode Chef
4 81 (1.35%) Kubernetes
5 68 (1.14%) SCCM
6 60 (1.00%) Terraform
7 55 (0.92%) SCVMM
8 46 (0.77%) vCenter Server
9 32 (0.53%) vMotion
10 28 (0.47%) Nagios
11 24 (0.40%) SCOM
12 23 (0.38%) Packer
13 21 (0.35%) Nessus
14 20 (0.33%) HP Quality Center
14 20 (0.33%) Rundeck
15 18 (0.30%) Prometheus
16 17 (0.28%) Kibana
16 17 (0.28%) NetBackup
17 14 (0.23%) Docker Swarm
17 14 (0.23%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 920 (15.36%) Microsoft
2 359 (5.99%) VMware
3 308 (5.14%) SAP
4 298 (4.97%) Cisco
5 288 (4.81%) Oracle
6 202 (3.37%) HP
7 167 (2.79%) Citrix
8 130 (2.17%) ServiceNow
9 123 (2.05%) CheckPoint
10 103 (1.72%) Google
11 101 (1.69%) Salesforce.com
12 98 (1.64%) F5
13 86 (1.44%) Capita
13 86 (1.44%) Tableau
14 76 (1.27%) IBM
15 72 (1.20%) NetApp
15 72 (1.20%) Splunk
16 71 (1.19%) Juniper
17 64 (1.07%) hybris
18 63 (1.05%) Sitecore