Period
to 14 December 2017

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 14 December 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Continual Improvement
UK
6 months to
14 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 95 90 125
Rank change year-on-year -5 +35 +21
Permanent jobs citing Continuous Improvement 5839 5786 5538
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.25% 3.12% 2.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.61% 3.49% 2.89%
Number of salaries quoted 4052 4189 4034
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +3.09%
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 161555 165982 191669
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.94% 89.45% 88.91%
Number of salaries quoted 128029 137602 158590
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,750 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.29% - +6.25%

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 14 December 2017.

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 14 December 2017. 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 -5 5416 £52,500 +2.94% 471
UK excluding London -14 3414 £47,500 +1.06% 335
London +48 2272 £61,500 +2.50% 173
South East +11 1049 £50,000 +5.26% 93
North of England -24 768 £47,250 +5.00% 72
Midlands -38 550 £44,500 -11.00% 43
North West -21 418 £50,000 +9.89% 44
South West +18 383 £45,000 - 34
East of England +1 377 £52,500 -1.87% 55
West Midlands -30 365 £47,500 - 24
Yorkshire -17 311 £42,500 - 25
Scotland -23 192 £47,500 +5.56% 26
East Midlands -35 184 £41,500 -17.00% 19
Wales +35 163 £38,000 -10.59% 9
North East -42 39 £43,887 -2.47% 3
Northern Ireland -16 14 £47,500 +46.15% 4

For the 6 months to 14 December 2017, IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Continuous Improvement.

1 2203 (37.73%) Agile Software Development
2 1711 (29.30%) Finance
3 1014 (17.37%) Degree
4 1005 (17.21%) Microsoft
5 957 (16.39%) SQL
6 929 (15.91%) ITIL
7 876 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
8 824 (14.11%) Project Management
9 816 (13.97%) Java
10 794 (13.60%) Scrum
11 793 (13.58%) JavaScript
12 790 (13.53%) QA
13 731 (12.52%) Test Automation
14 691 (11.83%) C#
15 689 (11.80%) .NET
16 683 (11.70%) SQL Server
17 668 (11.44%) Windows
18 619 (10.60%) Change Management
19 602 (10.31%) HTML
20 580 (9.93%) DevOps
21 571 (9.78%) Software Engineering
22 559 (9.57%) Stakeholder Management
23 551 (9.44%) Mentoring
24 540 (9.25%) Linux
25 508 (8.70%) Computer Science
26 485 (8.31%) SDLC
27 484 (8.29%) Banking
28 483 (8.27%) Service Delivery
29 479 (8.20%) TDD
30 474 (8.12%) Retail

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
1 140 (2.40%) SharePoint
2 136 (2.33%) Apache
3 118 (2.02%) CMS
4 104 (1.78%) Tomcat
5 102 (1.75%) Confluence
6 97 (1.66%) MS Exchange
7 89 (1.52%) IIS
8 66 (1.13%) EPiServer
9 64 (1.10%) Elasticsearch
10 58 (0.99%) NServiceBus
11 55 (0.94%) Skype for Business
12 51 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2010
13 50 (0.86%) OpenStack
14 43 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2013
15 32 (0.55%) Sitecore CMS
15 32 (0.55%) Sitefinity
16 31 (0.53%) nginx
17 25 (0.43%) JBoss
18 22 (0.38%) Apache Spark
18 22 (0.38%) WebLogic
Applications
1 231 (3.96%) Microsoft Office
2 203 (3.48%) Microsoft Excel
3 60 (1.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 59 (1.01%) MS Visio
5 51 (0.87%) Microsoft Project
6 19 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
7 17 (0.29%) Photoshop
8 13 (0.22%) OmniGraffle
9 12 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
10 11 (0.19%) InVision
11 10 (0.17%) SPSS
12 6 (0.10%) InfoPath
13 5 (0.086%) SOLIDWORKS
14 4 (0.069%) Adobe Captivate
14 4 (0.069%) Chatbot
14 4 (0.069%) SPSS Modeler
15 3 (0.051%) UXPin
16 2 (0.034%) Adobe Creative Suite
17 1 (0.017%) Final Cut Pro
17 1 (0.017%) Revit
Business Applications
1 83 (1.42%) SAP S/4HANA
2 79 (1.35%) Dynamics CRM
3 53 (0.91%) SAP CO
3 53 (0.91%) SAP FI
3 53 (0.91%) SAP FI/CO
3 53 (0.91%) SAP Hybris
4 41 (0.70%) SAP EWM
5 28 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
6 20 (0.34%) NetSuite
6 20 (0.34%) SAP CRM
7 18 (0.31%) assyst
8 16 (0.27%) SAP SCM
8 16 (0.27%) SAP SD
9 15 (0.26%) SAP MM
10 14 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
11 13 (0.22%) SAP WM
12 12 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
12 12 (0.21%) SAP BPC
13 10 (0.17%) Oracle ERP
13 10 (0.17%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 431 (7.38%) Amazon AWS
2 318 (5.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 206 (3.53%) SaaS
4 162 (2.77%) Office 365
5 107 (1.83%) GitHub
6 89 (1.52%) IaaS
7 81 (1.39%) PaaS
8 67 (1.15%) Cloud Computing
9 66 (1.13%) Amazon EC2
10 49 (0.84%) AWS CloudFormation
11 40 (0.69%) Serverless
12 27 (0.46%) Mimecast
13 26 (0.45%) Google Cloud Platform
14 25 (0.43%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 23 (0.39%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 22 (0.38%) AWS Lambda
16 22 (0.38%) Google Analytics
16 22 (0.38%) Route 53
17 19 (0.33%) Azure Active Directory
18 18 (0.31%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 210 (3.60%) Firewall
2 114 (1.95%) WAN
3 107 (1.83%) Internet
4 104 (1.78%) DNS
5 99 (1.70%) LAN
5 99 (1.70%) TCP/IP
6 97 (1.66%) SAN
7 84 (1.44%) Network Security
8 80 (1.37%) Wireless
9 77 (1.32%) HTTP
10 67 (1.15%) VPN
11 65 (1.11%) DHCP
12 64 (1.10%) LDAP
13 49 (0.84%) Skype
14 45 (0.77%) Unified Communications
15 44 (0.75%) Intranet
16 33 (0.57%) VoIP
17 32 (0.55%) Broadband
18 31 (0.53%) Wi-Fi
19 30 (0.51%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 683 (11.70%) SQL Server
2 178 (3.05%) MySQL
3 155 (2.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 132 (2.26%) Relational Database
5 126 (2.16%) NoSQL
6 121 (2.07%) Data Warehouse
7 120 (2.06%) MongoDB
8 112 (1.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 102 (1.75%) Big Data
10 86 (1.47%) SQL Server 2012
11 80 (1.37%) SQL Server 2008
12 68 (1.16%) PostgreSQL
13 64 (1.10%) SQL Server 2014
14 54 (0.92%) Power BI
15 44 (0.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 37 (0.63%) Hadoop
17 31 (0.53%) BusinessObjects
18 30 (0.51%) GIS
18 30 (0.51%) Oracle BI EE
18 30 (0.51%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 307 (5.26%) Git (software)
2 275 (4.71%) JIRA
3 256 (4.38%) Selenium
4 224 (3.84%) Jenkins
5 206 (3.53%) Team Foundation Server
6 148 (2.53%) JUnit
7 124 (2.12%) Cucumber
8 120 (2.06%) LSMW
9 118 (2.02%) Subversion
10 113 (1.94%) Maven
11 109 (1.87%) eCATT
12 99 (1.70%) Visual Studio
13 83 (1.42%) TeamCity
14 77 (1.32%) Octopus Deploy
15 64 (1.10%) WebDriver
16 53 (0.91%) Mercurial
17 49 (0.84%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 48 (0.82%) HP UFT
19 43 (0.74%) Eclipse
20 42 (0.72%) JMeter
General
1 1711 (29.30%) Finance
2 484 (8.29%) Banking
3 474 (8.12%) Retail
4 295 (5.05%) Retail Banking
5 288 (4.93%) Investment Banking
6 282 (4.83%) Marketing
7 280 (4.80%) Manufacturing
8 195 (3.34%) Legal
9 182 (3.12%) Front Office
10 162 (2.77%) Publishing
11 152 (2.60%) Telecoms
12 130 (2.23%) Back Office
13 124 (2.12%) Games
14 123 (2.11%) Law
15 93 (1.59%) Billing
16 89 (1.52%) Electronics
17 66 (1.13%) Advertising
18 51 (0.87%) Financial Institution
19 45 (0.77%) General Ledger
20 38 (0.65%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1100 (18.84%) Developer
2 740 (12.67%) Analyst
3 361 (6.18%) Consultant
4 287 (4.92%) Architect
5 270 (4.62%) IT Manager
6 259 (4.44%) Java Developer
7 251 (4.30%) Project Manager
8 229 (3.92%) Senior Developer
9 213 (3.65%) Business Analyst
9 213 (3.65%) C# Developer
10 197 (3.37%) SAP Consultant
11 169 (2.89%) Service Manager
12 165 (2.83%) .NET Developer
13 164 (2.81%) Software Engineer
14 159 (2.72%) Scrum Master
15 136 (2.33%) Support Engineer
16 135 (2.31%) DevOps Engineer
17 130 (2.23%) Delivery Manager
18 127 (2.18%) Solutions Architect
19 126 (2.16%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 689 (11.80%) .NET
2 602 (10.31%) HTML
3 470 (8.05%) CSS
4 393 (6.73%) Web Services
5 349 (5.98%) AngularJS
6 302 (5.17%) ASP.NET
7 269 (4.61%) HTML5
7 269 (4.61%) REST
8 240 (4.11%) Spring
9 216 (3.70%) jQuery
10 211 (3.61%) XML
11 196 (3.36%) React
12 178 (3.05%) SOAP
13 162 (2.77%) RESTful
14 154 (2.64%) .NET Framework
15 152 (2.60%) Node.js
16 142 (2.43%) CSS3
16 142 (2.43%) J2EE
17 131 (2.24%) IDoc
18 129 (2.21%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 876 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
2 508 (8.70%) Computer Science
3 355 (6.08%) User Experience
4 347 (5.94%) Management Information System
5 239 (4.09%) Data Centre
6 148 (2.53%) Equities
7 131 (2.24%) Mobile App
8 120 (2.06%) Fintech
9 114 (1.95%) Enterprise Software
10 112 (1.92%) Greenfield Project
11 102 (1.75%) Public Cloud
12 94 (1.61%) Virtual Team
13 88 (1.51%) Derivative
14 83 (1.42%) NHS
15 76 (1.30%) iPad
15 76 (1.30%) LIMS
16 55 (0.94%) Data Structures
17 41 (0.70%) Clustering
18 39 (0.67%) Social Media
19 38 (0.65%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 668 (11.44%) Windows
2 540 (9.25%) Linux
3 234 (4.01%) Unix
4 205 (3.51%) Windows Server
5 106 (1.82%) Windows Server 2012
6 98 (1.68%) Android
7 94 (1.61%) Windows Server 2008
8 86 (1.47%) Apple iOS
9 66 (1.13%) Windows 7
10 47 (0.80%) Windows 10
11 44 (0.75%) CentOS
12 41 (0.70%) Ubuntu
13 33 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 31 (0.53%) Windows Server 2003
15 27 (0.46%) AIX
16 24 (0.41%) Mac OS
16 24 (0.41%) Windows 8
17 23 (0.39%) Solaris
18 18 (0.31%) Debian
19 16 (0.27%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 2203 (37.73%) Agile Software Development
2 929 (15.91%) ITIL
3 824 (14.11%) Project Management
4 794 (13.60%) Scrum
5 731 (12.52%) Test Automation
6 619 (10.60%) Change Management
7 580 (9.93%) DevOps
8 571 (9.78%) Software Engineering
9 559 (9.57%) Stakeholder Management
10 551 (9.44%) Mentoring
11 485 (8.31%) SDLC
12 483 (8.27%) Service Delivery
13 479 (8.20%) TDD
14 461 (7.90%) Coaching
15 445 (7.62%) Asset Management
16 390 (6.68%) Continuous Integration
17 371 (6.35%) Information Security
18 349 (5.98%) Service Management
19 346 (5.93%) MVC
20 330 (5.65%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 957 (16.39%) SQL
2 816 (13.97%) Java
3 793 (13.58%) JavaScript
4 691 (11.83%) C#
5 306 (5.24%) Python
6 177 (3.03%) PowerShell
7 153 (2.62%) C
8 151 (2.59%) T-SQL
9 144 (2.47%) ABAP
10 137 (2.35%) C++
11 117 (2.00%) Shell Script
12 113 (1.94%) Perl
13 111 (1.90%) PHP
13 111 (1.90%) Ruby
14 102 (1.75%) Bash Shell
15 95 (1.63%) PL/SQL
16 54 (0.92%) VB.NET
17 53 (0.91%) ES6
18 48 (0.82%) R
19 44 (0.75%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 1014 (17.37%) Degree
2 178 (3.05%) ITIL Certification
3 176 (3.01%) CISSP
4 164 (2.81%) Computer Science Degree
5 134 (2.29%) Security Cleared
6 120 (2.06%) CISM
7 111 (1.90%) Microsoft Certification
8 109 (1.87%) Cisco Certification
9 106 (1.82%) SC Cleared
10 103 (1.76%) ISEB
11 80 (1.37%) CCNA
12 79 (1.35%) ISTQB
13 74 (1.27%) PMI Certification
14 63 (1.08%) CCNP
15 62 (1.06%) CISA
16 61 (1.04%) PMP
17 55 (0.94%) MCP
18 53 (0.91%) PRINCE2 Certification
19 51 (0.87%) MCPD
20 43 (0.74%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 790 (13.53%) QA
2 304 (5.21%) SLA
3 185 (3.17%) PMO
4 182 (3.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 59 (1.01%) COBIT
6 54 (0.92%) PCI DSS
7 53 (0.91%) GDPR
8 43 (0.74%) Data Quality
8 43 (0.74%) ISO 9001
9 35 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 28 (0.48%) Cyber Essentials
11 23 (0.39%) ISO 14001
12 20 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 15 (0.26%) ISO 22301
14 13 (0.22%) SSAE 16
15 12 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 11 (0.19%) ISO 9000
17 7 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
18 6 (0.10%) GPG13
19 4 (0.069%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 346 (5.93%) Active Directory
2 225 (3.85%) Docker
3 186 (3.19%) VMware Infrastructure
4 54 (0.92%) VMware ESXi
5 51 (0.87%) vSphere
6 47 (0.80%) Hyper-V
7 43 (0.74%) Virtual Machines
8 22 (0.38%) XenApp
8 22 (0.38%) XenDesktop
9 12 (0.21%) DFS Replication
9 12 (0.21%) NFS
10 10 (0.17%) Firmware
11 8 (0.14%) LXC
12 7 (0.12%) Apache Flume
12 7 (0.12%) Oracle RAC
12 7 (0.12%) vCloud
13 6 (0.10%) Microsoft App-V
13 6 (0.10%) Virtual Desktop
14 5 (0.086%) VMware NSX
15 4 (0.069%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 169 (2.89%) Ansible
2 127 (2.18%) Puppet
3 108 (1.85%) SCCM
4 98 (1.68%) Opscode Chef
5 79 (1.35%) Kubernetes
6 50 (0.86%) SCOM
7 44 (0.75%) Terraform
8 37 (0.63%) HP Quality Center
9 32 (0.55%) Microsoft Clustering
9 32 (0.55%) Nagios
10 22 (0.38%) SCOrch
11 18 (0.31%) Simpana
12 17 (0.29%) Prometheus
13 16 (0.27%) vCenter Server
13 16 (0.27%) vRealize
14 15 (0.26%) Kibana
14 15 (0.26%) SCVMM
15 14 (0.24%) FortiGate
15 14 (0.24%) Grafana
15 14 (0.24%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 1005 (17.21%) Microsoft
2 472 (8.08%) SAP
3 370 (6.34%) Oracle
4 307 (5.26%) VMware
5 279 (4.78%) Cisco
6 169 (2.89%) HP
7 105 (1.80%) Cadence
7 105 (1.80%) Citrix
8 95 (1.63%) Google
9 84 (1.44%) Salesforce.com
10 66 (1.13%) CheckPoint
11 60 (1.03%) Splunk
12 58 (0.99%) hybris
12 58 (0.99%) IBM
13 54 (0.92%) F5
14 52 (0.89%) Juniper
15 51 (0.87%) OpenText
15 51 (0.87%) ServiceNow
16 50 (0.86%) Siebel
17 49 (0.84%) Sun