Period
to 13 April 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 13 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Continual Improvement
UK
6 months to
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 76 86 77
Rank change year-on-year +10 -9 +22
Permanent jobs citing Continuous Improvement 3,186 3,980 5,637
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 3.84% 3.50% 3.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.15% 3.79% 4.10%
Number of salaries quoted 2,047 2,846 3,632
10th Percentile £35,000 £33,625 £32,500
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,000 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% -
75th Percentile £73,625 £68,750 £67,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £51,480 £50,000
% change year-on-year -2.87% +2.96% +5.26%

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 76,792 104,892 137,408
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.47% 92.14% 92.30%
Number of salaries quoted 59,116 84,257 109,289
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £40,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% -

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 13 April 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 13 April 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 +2 2,729 £55,250 +0.45% 663
UK excluding London -2 1,740 £50,000 -2.87% 538
London +20 1,175 £70,000 +16.67% 190
Work from Home +71 544 £60,282 +20.56% 92
South East -23 405 £55,000 -3.51% 113
North of England -8 379 £52,500 +5.00% 148
Midlands +4 338 £50,000 +4.17% 110
South West +16 268 £47,500 - 59
West Midlands +2 256 £52,500 +7.14% 81
North West -1 177 £55,000 +3.77% 73
Yorkshire -31 148 £52,500 +5.00% 53
Scotland +1 141 £46,288 +2.86% 46
East of England +5 133 £47,500 -5.00% 42
East Midlands -2 79 £44,000 -7.37% 28
Wales +34 64 £45,000 +8.43% 14
North East +27 54 £50,609 +43.57% 22
Northern Ireland +8 17 £34,000 - 6
Channel Islands - 3 - -

For the 6 months to 13 April 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 1,426 (44.76%) Agile Software Development
2 696 (21.85%) DevOps
3 647 (20.31%) Finance
4 606 (19.02%) Microsoft
5 564 (17.70%) Azure
6 545 (17.11%) Problem-Solving
7 534 (16.76%) C#
8 513 (16.10%) AWS
9 443 (13.90%) Scrum
10 431 (13.53%) SQL
11 414 (12.99%) .NET
12 409 (12.84%) JavaScript
12 409 (12.84%) Mentoring
13 408 (12.81%) Test Automation
13 408 (12.81%) Software Engineering
14 405 (12.71%) Java
15 387 (12.15%) Coaching
16 353 (11.08%) Windows
17 343 (10.77%) Degree
18 342 (10.73%) Analytical Skills
19 340 (10.67%) Project Management
20 336 (10.55%) Python
21 304 (9.54%) ITIL
22 302 (9.48%) SQL Server
23 301 (9.45%) TDD
24 276 (8.66%) Linux
25 273 (8.57%) QA
25 273 (8.57%) Docker
26 264 (8.29%) User Experience
27 258 (8.10%) Continuous Integration

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 85 (2.67%) SharePoint
2 69 (2.17%) Apache
3 45 (1.41%) MS Exchange
4 44 (1.38%) Elasticsearch
5 37 (1.16%) Confluence
6 31 (0.97%) IIS
7 28 (0.88%) BizTalk Server
7 28 (0.88%) JBoss
8 24 (0.75%) OpenStack
9 23 (0.72%) CMS
10 19 (0.60%) Red Hat Fuse
11 18 (0.56%) Apache ServiceMix
12 13 (0.41%) Tomcat
13 12 (0.38%) WordPress
14 11 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2010
14 11 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2013
15 10 (0.31%) Apache Spark
16 9 (0.28%) WebSphere
16 9 (0.28%) WebSphere Application Server
17 7 (0.22%) SAS
Applications
1 154 (4.83%) Microsoft Office
2 123 (3.86%) Microsoft Excel
3 36 (1.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 21 (0.66%) Spreadsheet
5 16 (0.50%) Microsoft Project
5 16 (0.50%) MS Visio
6 12 (0.38%) Simulink
6 12 (0.38%) Sketch
7 7 (0.22%) Figma
8 6 (0.19%) Revit
9 5 (0.16%) AutoCAD
10 4 (0.13%) InfoPath
10 4 (0.13%) Zeplin
11 3 (0.094%) InVision
11 3 (0.094%) MadCap Flare
12 2 (0.063%) Adobe XD
12 2 (0.063%) Chatbot
12 2 (0.063%) OmniGraffle
13 1 (0.031%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 1 (0.031%) Marvel
Business Applications
1 48 (1.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 22 (0.69%) Remedy ITSM
3 18 (0.56%) SAP MM
4 17 (0.53%) SAP ERP
5 16 (0.50%) Dynamics AX
5 16 (0.50%) NetSuite
6 11 (0.35%) SAP SCM
7 10 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
7 10 (0.31%) SAP S/4HANA
8 9 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
8 9 (0.28%) Oracle ERP
8 9 (0.28%) PeopleSoft HCM
9 6 (0.19%) SAP SD
9 6 (0.19%) Shopify
10 5 (0.16%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 4 (0.13%) Visualfiles
12 3 (0.094%) Advent Moxy
12 3 (0.094%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
12 3 (0.094%) Magento
12 3 (0.094%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 564 (17.70%) Azure
2 513 (16.10%) AWS
3 240 (7.53%) Microsoft 365
4 150 (4.71%) SaaS
5 136 (4.27%) GCP
6 127 (3.99%) Serverless
7 119 (3.74%) Power Platform
8 78 (2.45%) PaaS
9 65 (2.04%) Azure Active Directory
10 58 (1.82%) AWS CloudFormation
11 53 (1.66%) Dynamics 365
12 43 (1.35%) AWS Lambda
12 43 (1.35%) IaaS
13 36 (1.13%) Azure Functions
14 34 (1.07%) GitHub
15 33 (1.04%) PowerApps
16 30 (0.94%) Cloud Computing
16 30 (0.94%) npm
17 29 (0.91%) Boomi
17 29 (0.91%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 167 (5.24%) Firewall
2 78 (2.45%) DNS
3 58 (1.82%) DHCP
4 56 (1.76%) TCP/IP
5 50 (1.57%) WAN
6 46 (1.44%) HTTP
7 42 (1.32%) LAN
8 41 (1.29%) SAN
9 39 (1.22%) Internet
10 36 (1.13%) VPN
11 32 (1.00%) Wireless
12 26 (0.82%) BGP
12 26 (0.82%) OSPF
13 25 (0.78%) Network Security
14 24 (0.75%) VLAN
15 20 (0.63%) Intrusion Detection
15 20 (0.63%) VoIP
16 16 (0.50%) Skype
17 15 (0.47%) MPLS
18 14 (0.44%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 302 (9.48%) SQL Server
2 129 (4.05%) Relational Database
3 123 (3.86%) MySQL
4 112 (3.52%) NoSQL
5 94 (2.95%) Power BI
6 76 (2.39%) MongoDB
7 74 (2.32%) PostgreSQL
8 68 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
9 63 (1.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 61 (1.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 50 (1.57%) Big Data
12 44 (1.38%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 39 (1.22%) RDBMS
14 34 (1.07%) Tableau
15 29 (0.91%) SQL Server 2017
16 27 (0.85%) Redis
16 27 (0.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 25 (0.78%) Apache Cassandra
18 22 (0.69%) Data Lake
19 21 (0.66%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 242 (7.60%) Git (software)
2 147 (4.61%) JIRA
3 136 (4.27%) Jenkins
4 102 (3.20%) Selenium
5 81 (2.54%) Cucumber
6 61 (1.91%) TeamCity
7 59 (1.85%) SpecFlow
8 56 (1.76%) NUnit
9 50 (1.57%) Visual Studio Team System
10 49 (1.54%) MSTest
11 48 (1.51%) Team Foundation Server
12 40 (1.26%) Cypress.io
13 33 (1.04%) Visual Studio
14 28 (0.88%) Gradle
15 26 (0.82%) Maven
16 25 (0.78%) GitLab
17 22 (0.69%) GoCD
17 22 (0.69%) webpack
18 21 (0.66%) Octopus Deploy
18 21 (0.66%) SoapUI
General
1 647 (20.31%) Finance
2 199 (6.25%) Marketing
3 144 (4.52%) Games
4 125 (3.92%) Retail
5 106 (3.33%) Manufacturing
6 93 (2.92%) Legal
7 88 (2.76%) Banking
8 81 (2.54%) Public Sector
9 75 (2.35%) Telecoms
10 70 (2.20%) Law
11 49 (1.54%) Electronics
12 44 (1.38%) Publishing
13 43 (1.35%) Pharmaceutical
14 38 (1.19%) Advertising
14 38 (1.19%) Aerospace
15 37 (1.16%) Back Office
16 27 (0.85%) Local Government
17 24 (0.75%) Digital Economy
18 20 (0.63%) Military
19 19 (0.60%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 542 (17.01%) Developer
2 314 (9.86%) Analyst
3 213 (6.69%) Software Engineer
4 182 (5.71%) DevOps Engineer
5 134 (4.21%) Senior Developer
6 115 (3.61%) Architect
7 108 (3.39%) Senior DevOps
8 107 (3.36%) Delivery Manager
9 106 (3.33%) Software Developer
10 100 (3.14%) Test Engineer
11 99 (3.11%) C# Developer
12 94 (2.95%) Senior DevOps Engineer
13 88 (2.76%) IT Manager
14 80 (2.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 80 (2.51%) Java Developer
15 79 (2.48%) Service Manager
16 75 (2.35%) Senior Software Engineer
17 74 (2.32%) Scrum Master
18 69 (2.17%) Consultant
19 66 (2.07%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 414 (12.99%) .NET
2 223 (7.00%) React
3 183 (5.74%) CSS
4 160 (5.02%) HTML
5 155 (4.87%) Web Services
6 146 (4.58%) REST
7 141 (4.43%) .NET Framework
8 136 (4.27%) Kafka
9 128 (4.02%) RESTful
10 124 (3.89%) Node.js
11 121 (3.80%) .NET Core
12 97 (3.04%) AngularJS
13 72 (2.26%) JSON
14 71 (2.23%) Entity Framework
15 68 (2.13%) ASP.NET Web API
15 68 (2.13%) Spring
16 61 (1.91%) ASP.NET
17 55 (1.73%) jQuery
18 52 (1.63%) HTML5
19 49 (1.54%) GraphQL
Miscellaneous
1 342 (10.73%) Analytical Skills
2 264 (8.29%) User Experience
3 194 (6.09%) Management Information System
4 140 (4.39%) Greenfield Project
5 113 (3.55%) Mobile App
6 91 (2.86%) Self-Motivation
7 71 (2.23%) Algorithms
8 67 (2.10%) EPoS
9 63 (1.98%) Public Cloud
10 62 (1.95%) Virtual Team
11 53 (1.66%) Blog
12 49 (1.54%) Cloud Native
13 43 (1.35%) Data Structures
13 43 (1.35%) Social Network
14 40 (1.26%) N-Tier
15 37 (1.16%) Data Centre
16 33 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
16 33 (1.04%) Life Science
17 31 (0.97%) Hedge funds
17 31 (0.97%) LIMS
Operating Systems
1 353 (11.08%) Windows
2 276 (8.66%) Linux
3 136 (4.27%) Windows Server
4 78 (2.45%) Windows 10
5 64 (2.01%) Android
6 54 (1.69%) Unix
7 53 (1.66%) Windows Server 2012
8 44 (1.38%) Windows Server 2016
9 33 (1.04%) Windows Server 2019
10 31 (0.97%) Apple iOS
11 25 (0.78%) Ubuntu
12 24 (0.75%) CentOS
13 22 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 17 (0.53%) Mac OS
15 15 (0.47%) Windows 7
15 15 (0.47%) Windows Server 2008
16 10 (0.31%) SUSE
17 9 (0.28%) Windows Server 2003
18 6 (0.19%) Windows 8
19 3 (0.094%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,426 (44.76%) Agile Software Development
2 696 (21.85%) DevOps
3 545 (17.11%) Problem-Solving
4 443 (13.90%) Scrum
5 409 (12.84%) Mentoring
6 408 (12.81%) Software Engineering
6 408 (12.81%) Test Automation
7 387 (12.15%) Coaching
8 340 (10.67%) Project Management
9 304 (9.54%) ITIL
10 301 (9.45%) TDD
11 258 (8.10%) Continuous Integration
12 246 (7.72%) Microservices
13 239 (7.50%) SDLC
14 232 (7.28%) Service Delivery
15 225 (7.06%) Stakeholder Management
16 202 (6.34%) Analytics
17 191 (5.99%) Change Management
17 191 (5.99%) Project Delivery
18 190 (5.96%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 534 (16.76%) C#
2 431 (13.53%) SQL
3 409 (12.84%) JavaScript
4 405 (12.71%) Java
5 336 (10.55%) Python
6 154 (4.83%) PowerShell
7 120 (3.77%) C++
8 117 (3.67%) C
9 114 (3.58%) TypeScript
10 95 (2.98%) T-SQL
11 76 (2.39%) Bash Shell
12 64 (2.01%) PHP
13 53 (1.66%) Go
14 49 (1.54%) Scala
15 39 (1.22%) ES6
16 34 (1.07%) Ruby
17 32 (1.00%) Java 8
18 29 (0.91%) Kotlin
19 26 (0.82%) R
19 26 (0.82%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 343 (10.77%) Degree
2 176 (5.52%) Security Cleared
3 136 (4.27%) SC Cleared
4 65 (2.04%) ISTQB
5 62 (1.95%) Computer Science Degree
6 58 (1.82%) ISEB
7 52 (1.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 46 (1.44%) Cisco Certification
8 46 (1.44%) CISSP
9 45 (1.41%) ITIL Certification
10 38 (1.19%) Microsoft Certification
11 31 (0.97%) DV Cleared
11 31 (0.97%) HNC
12 30 (0.94%) CCNA
13 28 (0.88%) CISM
14 27 (0.85%) HND
15 25 (0.78%) AWS Certification
16 24 (0.75%) BPSS Clearance
17 22 (0.69%) CISA
18 18 (0.56%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 273 (8.57%) QA
2 132 (4.14%) SLA
3 86 (2.70%) GDPR
4 78 (2.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 44 (1.38%) Data Quality
5 44 (1.38%) PMO
6 33 (1.04%) PCI DSS
7 30 (0.94%) NIST
8 26 (0.82%) Cyber Essentials
8 26 (0.82%) GRC
9 22 (0.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 18 (0.56%) COBIT
11 15 (0.47%) ISO 9001
12 14 (0.44%) GMP
13 10 (0.31%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 10 (0.31%) HIPAA
14 9 (0.28%) Actionable Recommendations
14 9 (0.28%) ISO 22301
15 8 (0.25%) HAZOP
15 8 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 273 (8.57%) Docker
2 215 (6.75%) Active Directory
3 103 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
4 45 (1.41%) Hyper-V
5 32 (1.00%) VMware ESXi
6 27 (0.85%) vSphere
7 17 (0.53%) Virtual Servers
7 17 (0.53%) VMware NSX
8 16 (0.50%) Virtual Machines
9 12 (0.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 11 (0.35%) Firmware
10 11 (0.35%) RHEV
11 8 (0.25%) KVM
12 7 (0.22%) Virtual Desktop
13 6 (0.19%) vCloud
14 5 (0.16%) XenApp
15 4 (0.13%) XenDesktop
16 3 (0.094%) LXC
16 3 (0.094%) Microcode
17 2 (0.063%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 232 (7.28%) Kubernetes
2 193 (6.06%) Terraform
3 185 (5.81%) Ansible
4 136 (4.27%) Opscode Chef
5 96 (3.01%) Puppet
6 39 (1.22%) Microsoft Intune
7 33 (1.04%) SCCM
8 23 (0.72%) Istio
9 21 (0.66%) Fortio
9 21 (0.66%) Kiali
9 21 (0.66%) Single Sign-On
10 19 (0.60%) vCenter Server
11 16 (0.50%) Packer
12 14 (0.44%) Prometheus
13 13 (0.41%) Rundeck
14 12 (0.38%) Jamf Pro
15 11 (0.35%) Rancher
16 10 (0.31%) Grafana
17 7 (0.22%) CASB
17 7 (0.22%) Nessus
Vendors
1 606 (19.02%) Microsoft
2 176 (5.52%) VMware
3 102 (3.20%) Google
4 84 (2.64%) SAP
5 80 (2.51%) Oracle
6 77 (2.42%) Salesforce.com
7 64 (2.01%) Cisco
8 47 (1.48%) Citrix
9 46 (1.44%) Red Hat
10 32 (1.00%) MuleSoft
10 32 (1.00%) ServiceNow
11 31 (0.97%) Dell
12 29 (0.91%) IBM
12 29 (0.91%) JD Edwards
13 26 (0.82%) Remedy
13 26 (0.82%) Splunk
14 25 (0.78%) Charles River
15 24 (0.75%) Meraki
16 23 (0.72%) HP
17 22 (0.69%) Apple