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

Continual Improvement
UK
6 months to
26 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 84 101 89
Rank change year-on-year +17 -12 +41
Permanent jobs citing Continuous Improvement 6,081 5,536 6,026
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.63% 3.12% 3.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.99% 3.40% 3.44%
Number of salaries quoted 3,951 3,849 4,489
UK median annual salary £53,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.90% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £31,500 £31,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

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 152,403 162,668 175,194
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.04% 91.56% 90.88%
Number of salaries quoted 121,268 128,305 146,204
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 £82,500 £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 26 September 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 26 September 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 +17 5,608 £55,000 +4.76% 963
UK excluding London +22 3,689 £50,000 +5.26% 813
London +14 2,257 £63,000 +0.80% 248
South East +31 1,117 £53,750 +7.50% 182
North of England -2 689 £47,500 +5.56% 174
Midlands +34 649 £47,500 +10.47% 157
East of England +58 555 £50,000 -4.76% 94
West Midlands +34 460 £47,500 +5.56% 98
North West +34 423 £47,500 -5.00% 96
South West +6 328 £48,250 +7.22% 108
Scotland +23 224 £42,500 -7.61% 58
Yorkshire -33 222 £50,000 +17.65% 55
East Midlands +28 186 £45,000 +20.00% 58
Wales +8 158 £40,210 +0.52% 35
North East -17 44 £37,500 -1.32% 23
Northern Ireland 0 15 £38,500 -18.95% 5
Channel Islands - 2 - -

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 2,851 (46.88%) Agile Software Development
2 1,651 (27.15%) Finance
3 1,370 (22.53%) Problem-Solving
4 1,210 (19.90%) Degree
5 1,135 (18.66%) Microsoft
6 1,099 (18.07%) SQL
7 1,009 (16.59%) C#
8 983 (16.17%) Scrum
9 970 (15.95%) .NET
10 963 (15.84%) Project Management
11 849 (13.96%) JavaScript
12 830 (13.65%) Java
13 826 (13.58%) DevOps
14 814 (13.39%) SQL Server
15 808 (13.29%) Analytical Skills
16 798 (13.12%) ITIL
17 761 (12.51%) Software Engineering
18 725 (11.92%) Microsoft Azure
19 720 (11.84%) Amazon AWS
20 706 (11.61%) Test Automation
21 705 (11.59%) TDD
22 656 (10.79%) Stakeholder Management
23 629 (10.34%) Windows
24 586 (9.64%) Mentoring
25 585 (9.62%) Continuous Integration
26 575 (9.46%) SDLC
27 572 (9.41%) QA
28 568 (9.34%) HTML
29 521 (8.57%) Service Delivery
30 512 (8.42%) Coaching

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
1 264 (4.34%) CMS
2 174 (2.86%) Confluence
3 159 (2.61%) SharePoint
4 98 (1.61%) EPiServer
5 97 (1.60%) MS Exchange
5 97 (1.60%) Sitecore CMS
6 78 (1.28%) Elasticsearch
7 59 (0.97%) Apache
8 54 (0.89%) IIS
9 51 (0.84%) Skype for Business
10 40 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2010
11 36 (0.59%) JBoss
12 34 (0.56%) Apache Spark
12 34 (0.56%) BizTalk Server
13 33 (0.54%) Tomcat
14 30 (0.49%) WebLogic
15 25 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2013
15 25 (0.41%) SharePoint Server
16 24 (0.39%) SAS
17 22 (0.36%) WordPress
Applications
1 264 (4.34%) Microsoft Office
2 219 (3.60%) Microsoft Excel
3 116 (1.91%) Microsoft Project
4 88 (1.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 80 (1.32%) MS Visio
6 36 (0.59%) InVision
7 32 (0.53%) OmniGraffle
8 13 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
9 7 (0.12%) Photoshop
10 5 (0.082%) Adobe Captivate
10 5 (0.082%) Chatbot
10 5 (0.082%) SPSS
11 4 (0.066%) Acrobat
11 4 (0.066%) FrameMaker
11 4 (0.066%) InfoPath
11 4 (0.066%) RoboHelp
12 3 (0.049%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 3 (0.049%) Camtasia
13 2 (0.033%) Adobe Premiere
13 2 (0.033%) Gephi
Business Applications
1 62 (1.02%) Dynamics AX
2 52 (0.86%) SAP Hybris
3 48 (0.79%) Eloqua
4 27 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
5 19 (0.31%) SAP ERP
6 18 (0.30%) Oracle ERP
7 17 (0.28%) SAP CO
7 17 (0.28%) SAP FI
7 17 (0.28%) SAP FI/CO
8 16 (0.26%) SAP APO
9 13 (0.21%) Magento
9 13 (0.21%) Oracle Retail
10 12 (0.20%) Distributed Ledger
10 12 (0.20%) SAP BPC
10 12 (0.20%) SAP MM
11 11 (0.18%) SAP S/4HANA
12 9 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
12 9 (0.15%) Oracle CRM
12 9 (0.15%) Salesforce.com CRM
12 9 (0.15%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 725 (11.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 720 (11.84%) Amazon AWS
3 245 (4.03%) Office 365
4 232 (3.82%) SaaS
5 176 (2.89%) PaaS
6 139 (2.29%) IaaS
7 111 (1.83%) Cloud Computing
7 111 (1.83%) npm
8 104 (1.71%) GitHub
9 59 (0.97%) Google Cloud Platform
10 51 (0.84%) Dynamics 365
11 42 (0.69%) AWS CloudFormation
12 35 (0.58%) Serverless
13 33 (0.54%) Adobe Creative Cloud
14 29 (0.48%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 29 (0.48%) Azure Active Directory
15 28 (0.46%) Mimecast
16 24 (0.39%) Amazon EC2
17 22 (0.36%) Amazon S3
18 21 (0.35%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 306 (5.03%) Firewall
2 141 (2.32%) DNS
3 122 (2.01%) WAN
4 117 (1.92%) VPN
5 109 (1.79%) LAN
6 98 (1.61%) Internet
7 96 (1.58%) TCP/IP
8 88 (1.45%) DHCP
9 87 (1.43%) SAN
10 72 (1.18%) Cisco ASA
11 69 (1.13%) Network Security
12 64 (1.05%) OSPF
13 58 (0.95%) Skype
14 57 (0.94%) BGP
14 57 (0.94%) VoIP
15 50 (0.82%) Cisco Nexus
15 50 (0.82%) Intrusion Detection
16 45 (0.74%) IPsec
17 43 (0.71%) HTTP
17 43 (0.71%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 814 (13.39%) SQL Server
2 316 (5.20%) NoSQL
3 237 (3.90%) Big Data
4 233 (3.83%) MySQL
5 213 (3.50%) MongoDB
6 175 (2.88%) Data Warehouse
7 163 (2.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 160 (2.63%) Relational Database
9 139 (2.29%) SQL Server 2012
10 127 (2.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 101 (1.66%) Hadoop
12 90 (1.48%) Power BI
13 88 (1.45%) PostgreSQL
14 86 (1.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 80 (1.32%) Couchbase
16 47 (0.77%) Oracle Database
17 46 (0.76%) CouchDB
18 44 (0.72%) Blockchain
19 43 (0.71%) SQL Server 2008
19 43 (0.71%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 493 (8.11%) Git (software)
2 346 (5.69%) JIRA
3 319 (5.25%) Team Foundation Server
4 313 (5.15%) Selenium
5 292 (4.80%) Jenkins
6 237 (3.90%) Octopus Deploy
7 218 (3.58%) Visual Studio
8 202 (3.32%) TeamCity
9 143 (2.35%) gulp
10 109 (1.79%) Cucumber
11 103 (1.69%) Karma Test Runner
12 99 (1.63%) Protractor
13 97 (1.60%) Bower
14 96 (1.58%) Mocha
15 94 (1.55%) Sinon.JS
16 87 (1.43%) SpecFlow
17 80 (1.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 76 (1.25%) Maven
19 64 (1.05%) Subversion
20 63 (1.04%) webpack
General
1 1,651 (27.15%) Finance
2 441 (7.25%) Retail
3 377 (6.20%) Marketing
4 218 (3.58%) Banking
5 170 (2.80%) Legal
6 160 (2.63%) Manufacturing
7 144 (2.37%) Advertising
8 121 (1.99%) Games
9 105 (1.73%) Law
10 101 (1.66%) Telecoms
11 95 (1.56%) Front Office
12 89 (1.46%) Publishing
13 80 (1.32%) Billing
14 75 (1.23%) Electronics
15 72 (1.18%) Back Office
16 56 (0.92%) Military
17 54 (0.89%) Investment Banking
18 37 (0.61%) Financial Institution
19 30 (0.49%) Local Government
20 23 (0.38%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1,212 (19.93%) Developer
2 781 (12.84%) Analyst
3 356 (5.85%) Architect
4 321 (5.28%) .NET Developer
5 276 (4.54%) Project Manager
6 264 (4.34%) C# Developer
7 236 (3.88%) IT Manager
8 232 (3.82%) Senior Developer
9 228 (3.75%) Software Engineer
10 197 (3.24%) Business Analyst
11 191 (3.14%) Consultant
12 183 (3.01%) DevOps Engineer
13 169 (2.78%) Solutions Architect
14 167 (2.75%) Delivery Manager
15 164 (2.70%) Senior Analyst
16 156 (2.57%) Java Developer
17 154 (2.53%) Scrum Master
18 145 (2.38%) Software Developer
19 141 (2.32%) Service Manager
20 128 (2.10%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 970 (15.95%) .NET
2 568 (9.34%) HTML
3 454 (7.47%) AngularJS
4 423 (6.96%) CSS
5 353 (5.80%) Web Services
6 309 (5.08%) ASP.NET
7 299 (4.92%) React
8 294 (4.83%) HTML5
9 283 (4.65%) RESTful
10 224 (3.68%) jQuery
11 206 (3.39%) CSS3
12 205 (3.37%) .NET Framework
13 196 (3.22%) XML
14 191 (3.14%) REST
15 170 (2.80%) Gherkin
15 170 (2.80%) Node.js
16 161 (2.65%) WCF
17 159 (2.61%) Sass
18 157 (2.58%) Spring
19 150 (2.47%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 808 (13.29%) Analytical Skills
2 471 (7.75%) Management Information System
3 452 (7.43%) User Experience
4 437 (7.19%) Computer Science
5 321 (5.28%) Self-Motivation
6 261 (4.29%) Data Centre
7 180 (2.96%) Enterprise Software
8 139 (2.29%) Mobile App
9 135 (2.22%) Fintech
10 110 (1.81%) Virtual Team
11 89 (1.46%) Greenfield Project
12 68 (1.12%) Robotics
13 65 (1.07%) PKI
14 64 (1.05%) CMDB
15 63 (1.04%) Public Cloud
16 59 (0.97%) Security Operations Centre
17 56 (0.92%) Cloud Native
17 56 (0.92%) Driving Licence
18 55 (0.90%) Replication
19 53 (0.87%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 629 (10.34%) Windows
2 418 (6.87%) Linux
3 241 (3.96%) Unix
4 211 (3.47%) Windows Server
5 117 (1.92%) Windows Server 2012
6 96 (1.58%) Windows 10
7 89 (1.46%) Android
8 87 (1.43%) Windows Server 2008
9 73 (1.20%) Windows 7
10 52 (0.86%) Apple iOS
11 34 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 29 (0.48%) Mac OS
13 27 (0.44%) CentOS
14 23 (0.38%) Mac OS X
15 20 (0.33%) Ubuntu
16 19 (0.31%) Windows 8
17 17 (0.28%) Kali Linux
18 16 (0.26%) AIX
19 13 (0.21%) Solaris
20 10 (0.16%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,851 (46.88%) Agile Software Development
2 1,370 (22.53%) Problem-Solving
3 983 (16.17%) Scrum
4 963 (15.84%) Project Management
5 826 (13.58%) DevOps
6 798 (13.12%) ITIL
7 761 (12.51%) Software Engineering
8 706 (11.61%) Test Automation
9 705 (11.59%) TDD
10 656 (10.79%) Stakeholder Management
11 586 (9.64%) Mentoring
12 585 (9.62%) Continuous Integration
13 575 (9.46%) SDLC
14 521 (8.57%) Service Delivery
15 512 (8.42%) Coaching
16 497 (8.17%) BDD
17 468 (7.70%) Microservices
18 466 (7.66%) Analytics
19 451 (7.42%) Information Security
20 404 (6.64%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 1,099 (18.07%) SQL
2 1,009 (16.59%) C#
3 849 (13.96%) JavaScript
4 830 (13.65%) Java
5 455 (7.48%) Python
6 250 (4.11%) PowerShell
7 166 (2.73%) C++
8 162 (2.66%) PHP
9 157 (2.58%) T-SQL
10 153 (2.52%) C
11 121 (1.99%) Bash Shell
12 114 (1.87%) VB.NET
13 113 (1.86%) Ruby
14 95 (1.56%) Perl
14 95 (1.56%) VBA
15 77 (1.27%) TypeScript
16 64 (1.05%) Java 8
17 61 (1.00%) ES6
18 58 (0.95%) Scala
19 57 (0.94%) Go
Qualifications
1 1,210 (19.90%) Degree
2 223 (3.67%) Computer Science Degree
3 187 (3.08%) Security Cleared
4 168 (2.76%) ITIL Certification
5 161 (2.65%) Microsoft Certification
6 160 (2.63%) CISSP
7 138 (2.27%) Cisco Certification
8 131 (2.15%) ISEB
9 120 (1.97%) ISTQB
10 116 (1.91%) SC Cleared
11 111 (1.83%) SAFe Agilist
12 109 (1.79%) PMI Certification
13 106 (1.74%) CISA
14 101 (1.66%) CISM
15 99 (1.63%) Master's Degree
16 95 (1.56%) CCNP
17 89 (1.46%) PMP
18 84 (1.38%) CompTIA Security+
19 77 (1.27%) GIAC
20 76 (1.25%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 572 (9.41%) QA
2 262 (4.31%) SLA
3 175 (2.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 174 (2.86%) PMO
5 152 (2.50%) GDPR
6 95 (1.56%) Data Quality
7 80 (1.32%) PCI DSS
8 39 (0.64%) ISO 9001
9 38 (0.62%) COBIT
10 32 (0.53%) Cyber Essentials
11 19 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 18 (0.30%) GPG13
13 14 (0.23%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 14 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 12 (0.20%) ISAE 3402
15 10 (0.16%) GAMP
16 9 (0.15%) SSAE 16
17 8 (0.13%) PMBOK
18 7 (0.12%) ISO 22301
19 5 (0.082%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 311 (5.11%) Active Directory
2 247 (4.06%) Docker
3 221 (3.63%) VMware Infrastructure
4 77 (1.27%) Hyper-V
4 77 (1.27%) VMware ESXi
5 65 (1.07%) vSphere
6 58 (0.95%) XenApp
7 54 (0.89%) XenDesktop
8 29 (0.48%) BitLocker
9 26 (0.43%) Virtual Desktop
10 24 (0.39%) Xen
11 23 (0.38%) KVM
11 23 (0.38%) Microsoft App-V
12 21 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
13 20 (0.33%) VirtualBox
14 14 (0.23%) DFS Replication
14 14 (0.23%) Firmware
15 13 (0.21%) HDFS
16 11 (0.18%) Samba
17 6 (0.099%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 192 (3.16%) Ansible
2 172 (2.83%) Puppet
3 128 (2.10%) Opscode Chef
4 99 (1.63%) Kubernetes
5 94 (1.55%) SCCM
6 90 (1.48%) Terraform
7 29 (0.48%) Docker Swarm
8 27 (0.44%) Nessus
9 25 (0.41%) SCOM
10 24 (0.39%) Packer
10 24 (0.39%) Perfmon
11 23 (0.38%) vRealize Orchestrator
12 22 (0.36%) vRealize
13 21 (0.35%) SCOrch
14 20 (0.33%) WSUS
15 18 (0.30%) EMC NetWorker
16 17 (0.28%) Nmap
16 17 (0.28%) Prometheus
16 17 (0.28%) vCenter Server
17 16 (0.26%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 1,135 (18.66%) Microsoft
2 374 (6.15%) Oracle
3 312 (5.13%) VMware
4 284 (4.67%) SAP
5 225 (3.70%) Cisco
6 197 (3.24%) ServiceNow
7 179 (2.94%) Citrix
8 139 (2.29%) HP
9 126 (2.07%) CheckPoint
10 116 (1.91%) Sitecore
11 109 (1.79%) Tableau
12 107 (1.76%) Salesforce.com
13 98 (1.61%) Google
14 85 (1.40%) F5
15 69 (1.13%) NetApp
16 65 (1.07%) Alias
17 60 (0.99%) Fortinet
17 60 (0.99%) Juniper
18 59 (0.97%) Symantec
19 58 (0.95%) Adobe