Period
to 17 January 2019

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 17 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Continual Improvement
UK
6 months to
17 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 77 92 89
Rank change year-on-year +15 -3 +34
Permanent jobs citing Continuous Improvement 5,738 5,710 5,599
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.80% 3.30% 3.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.14% 3.59% 3.45%
Number of salaries quoted 3,712 3,986 4,033
UK median annual salary £53,910 £52,500 £51,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.69% +2.94% +6.16%
10th Percentile £31,508 £32,500 £31,750
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,875 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £47,000
% 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 138,598 159,025 162,437
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.69% 91.81% 91.33%
Number of salaries quoted 109,286 127,729 134,362
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,500 £27,651
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £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 17 January 2019.

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 17 January 2019. 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 5,240 £55,000 +4.76% 869
UK excluding London +13 3,329 £47,500 - 668
London +19 2,285 £65,000 +4.00% 279
South East +15 996 £55,000 +10.00% 164
North of England -2 626 £45,000 -2.17% 164
Midlands +17 546 £46,407 +3.13% 117
East of England +50 448 £47,250 -10.00% 73
West Midlands +27 378 £47,500 - 72
North West -2 326 £45,000 -10.00% 83
South West -16 318 £52,500 +16.67% 72
Scotland +25 259 £46,500 -2.11% 50
Yorkshire +1 257 £45,500 +8.33% 55
East Midlands +2 166 £43,278 +15.41% 45
Wales +2 150 £40,000 +5.26% 26
North East +22 43 £40,500 -11.37% 26
Northern Ireland -15 7 £38,500 +5.12% 2
Channel Islands - 2 - -

For the 6 months to 17 January 2019, 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 2,708 (47.19%) Agile Software Development
2 1,364 (23.77%) Finance
3 1,124 (19.59%) Microsoft
4 1,079 (18.80%) Degree
5 1,043 (18.18%) Problem-Solving
6 964 (16.80%) SQL
7 927 (16.16%) Scrum
8 916 (15.96%) C#
9 855 (14.90%) Software Engineering
10 828 (14.43%) Project Management
11 809 (14.10%) Java
12 778 (13.56%) ITIL
13 761 (13.26%) DevOps
14 752 (13.11%) .NET
15 724 (12.62%) SQL Server
16 718 (12.51%) QA
17 700 (12.20%) Test Automation
18 690 (12.03%) JavaScript
19 689 (12.01%) Analytical Skills
20 654 (11.40%) Stakeholder Management
21 651 (11.35%) Microsoft Azure
22 644 (11.22%) Management Information System
23 637 (11.10%) Mentoring
24 625 (10.89%) Windows
25 605 (10.54%) Amazon AWS
26 600 (10.46%) Information Security
27 554 (9.65%) Continuous Integration
28 551 (9.60%) Change Management
29 541 (9.43%) Coaching
30 540 (9.41%) TDD

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
1 197 (3.43%) SharePoint
2 146 (2.54%) CMS
3 140 (2.44%) Confluence
4 86 (1.50%) IIS
5 69 (1.20%) MS Exchange
6 57 (0.99%) EPiServer
7 51 (0.89%) Elasticsearch
8 49 (0.85%) Sitecore CMS
9 45 (0.78%) Apache
10 44 (0.77%) Apache Spark
11 42 (0.73%) Skype for Business
12 34 (0.59%) Tomcat
13 26 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2013
14 20 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2010
14 20 (0.35%) JBoss
15 19 (0.33%) Apache Solr
15 19 (0.33%) WebLogic
16 18 (0.31%) Documentum
17 17 (0.30%) WebSphere
18 16 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 280 (4.88%) Microsoft Office
2 157 (2.74%) Microsoft Excel
3 104 (1.81%) Microsoft Project
4 83 (1.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 75 (1.31%) MS Visio
6 16 (0.28%) Photoshop
7 10 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
8 9 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 8 (0.14%) InDesign
9 8 (0.14%) InVision
10 5 (0.087%) InfoPath
10 5 (0.087%) Spreadsheet
11 4 (0.070%) Chatbot
11 4 (0.070%) Flinto
11 4 (0.070%) UXPin
12 2 (0.035%) Acrobat
12 2 (0.035%) Adobe Premiere
12 2 (0.035%) AutoCAD
12 2 (0.035%) SPSS
13 1 (0.017%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 102 (1.78%) Temenos T24
2 93 (1.62%) thinkFolio
3 57 (0.99%) Dynamics CRM
4 55 (0.96%) Dynamics AX
5 30 (0.52%) SAP FI
6 29 (0.51%) SAP CO
6 29 (0.51%) SAP FI/CO
7 27 (0.47%) SAP BPC
8 21 (0.37%) Eloqua
8 21 (0.37%) SAP ERP
9 19 (0.33%) SAP Hybris
10 14 (0.24%) SAP HR
11 13 (0.23%) SAP PP
12 10 (0.17%) Magento
12 10 (0.17%) NetSuite
12 10 (0.17%) Oracle Payables
12 10 (0.17%) SAP QM
12 10 (0.17%) SAP S/4HANA
13 9 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
13 9 (0.16%) HFM
Cloud Services
1 651 (11.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 605 (10.54%) Amazon AWS
3 278 (4.84%) Office 365
4 223 (3.89%) SaaS
5 183 (3.19%) PaaS
6 112 (1.95%) IaaS
7 93 (1.62%) Cloud Computing
8 82 (1.43%) GitHub
9 71 (1.24%) Serverless
10 53 (0.92%) AWS Lambda
11 51 (0.89%) npm
12 50 (0.87%) Google Cloud Platform
13 46 (0.80%) Dynamics 365
14 43 (0.75%) Amazon S3
15 40 (0.70%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 39 (0.68%) AWS CloudFormation
17 36 (0.63%) Amazon Kinesis
18 33 (0.58%) Azure Active Directory
19 31 (0.54%) Amazon EC2
19 31 (0.54%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 286 (4.98%) Firewall
2 207 (3.61%) DNS
3 144 (2.51%) WAN
4 138 (2.41%) DHCP
4 138 (2.41%) LAN
5 97 (1.69%) Internet
6 89 (1.55%) VPN
7 82 (1.43%) VoIP
8 80 (1.39%) Network Security
9 74 (1.29%) Cisco ASA
9 74 (1.29%) TCP/IP
10 64 (1.12%) SAN
11 63 (1.10%) HTTP
12 57 (0.99%) Skype
13 53 (0.92%) MPLS
14 52 (0.91%) Intranet
15 49 (0.85%) VLAN
16 46 (0.80%) Wireless
17 40 (0.70%) Wi-Fi
18 36 (0.63%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 724 (12.62%) SQL Server
2 208 (3.62%) NoSQL
3 186 (3.24%) Big Data
4 149 (2.60%) MySQL
5 148 (2.58%) Data Warehouse
6 134 (2.34%) Relational Database
7 122 (2.13%) SQL Server 2012
8 119 (2.07%) MongoDB
9 116 (2.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 112 (1.95%) PostgreSQL
11 87 (1.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 79 (1.38%) Power BI
13 73 (1.27%) Hadoop
14 61 (1.06%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 57 (0.99%) SQL Server 2008
16 42 (0.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 40 (0.70%) Amazon RDS
17 40 (0.70%) Oracle Database
18 39 (0.68%) Data Lake
19 34 (0.59%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 423 (7.37%) Git (software)
2 318 (5.54%) JIRA
3 255 (4.44%) Selenium
4 245 (4.27%) Team Foundation Server
5 232 (4.04%) Jenkins
6 191 (3.33%) Visual Studio
7 166 (2.89%) Octopus Deploy
8 151 (2.63%) TeamCity
9 100 (1.74%) SpecFlow
10 95 (1.66%) Visual Studio Team System
11 88 (1.53%) Cucumber
12 68 (1.19%) Subversion
13 64 (1.12%) gulp
14 63 (1.10%) Maven
15 59 (1.03%) Protractor
16 56 (0.98%) HP UFT
17 51 (0.89%) JUnit
18 50 (0.87%) Karma Test Runner
19 49 (0.85%) Mocha
20 48 (0.84%) Hudson
General
1 1,364 (23.77%) Finance
2 480 (8.37%) Banking
3 344 (6.00%) Retail
4 238 (4.15%) Games
5 227 (3.96%) Marketing
6 176 (3.07%) Legal
7 130 (2.27%) Manufacturing
8 124 (2.16%) Law
9 105 (1.83%) Telecoms
10 95 (1.66%) Billing
11 89 (1.55%) Front Office
12 77 (1.34%) Advertising
13 70 (1.22%) Publishing
14 60 (1.05%) Back Office
15 55 (0.96%) Electronics
16 39 (0.68%) Military
17 30 (0.52%) German Language
18 28 (0.49%) Investment Banking
19 24 (0.42%) Retail Banking
20 21 (0.37%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 1,035 (18.04%) Developer
2 869 (15.14%) Analyst
3 327 (5.70%) Architect
4 269 (4.69%) .NET Developer
5 261 (4.55%) Business Analyst
6 260 (4.53%) Project Manager
7 210 (3.66%) Software Engineer
8 209 (3.64%) IT Manager
9 198 (3.45%) Senior Developer
10 189 (3.29%) C# Developer
11 167 (2.91%) Scrum Master
12 162 (2.82%) DevOps Engineer
13 158 (2.75%) Java Developer
14 146 (2.54%) Senior Analyst
15 140 (2.44%) Delivery Manager
16 134 (2.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 131 (2.28%) Software Developer
18 125 (2.18%) Solutions Architect
19 124 (2.16%) Service Manager
20 119 (2.07%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 752 (13.11%) .NET
2 498 (8.68%) HTML
3 399 (6.95%) CSS
4 370 (6.45%) AngularJS
5 302 (5.26%) ASP.NET
6 299 (5.21%) Web Services
7 281 (4.90%) React
8 229 (3.99%) REST
9 219 (3.82%) HTML5
10 205 (3.57%) jQuery
11 198 (3.45%) .NET Framework
12 174 (3.03%) RESTful
13 153 (2.67%) Node.js
14 146 (2.54%) XML
15 141 (2.46%) Spring
16 136 (2.37%) ASP.NET Web API
17 134 (2.34%) CSS3
18 126 (2.20%) Gherkin
19 121 (2.11%) WCF
20 112 (1.95%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 689 (12.01%) Analytical Skills
2 644 (11.22%) Management Information System
3 354 (6.17%) User Experience
4 296 (5.16%) Self-Motivation
5 253 (4.41%) Data Centre
6 159 (2.77%) Mobile App
7 157 (2.74%) Fintech
8 138 (2.41%) Enterprise Software
9 96 (1.67%) Fixed Income
10 94 (1.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 91 (1.59%) Equities
12 88 (1.53%) Greenfield Project
13 86 (1.50%) Virtual Team
14 70 (1.22%) Derivative
15 60 (1.05%) Cloud Native
16 57 (0.99%) CMDB
16 57 (0.99%) Driving Licence
17 48 (0.84%) Public Cloud
18 46 (0.80%) Algorithms
19 42 (0.73%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 625 (10.89%) Windows
2 384 (6.69%) Linux
3 259 (4.51%) Unix
4 237 (4.13%) Windows Server
5 153 (2.67%) Windows 10
6 135 (2.35%) Windows Server 2008
7 127 (2.21%) Windows 7
8 107 (1.86%) Windows Server 2012
9 84 (1.46%) Android
10 80 (1.39%) Apple iOS
11 46 (0.80%) Windows Server 2003
12 29 (0.51%) Mac OS
13 23 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 20 (0.35%) CentOS
15 16 (0.28%) Solaris
16 15 (0.26%) Ubuntu
17 14 (0.24%) Debian
18 13 (0.23%) Mac OS X
19 12 (0.21%) AIX
19 12 (0.21%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,708 (47.19%) Agile Software Development
2 1,043 (18.18%) Problem-Solving
3 927 (16.16%) Scrum
4 855 (14.90%) Software Engineering
5 828 (14.43%) Project Management
6 778 (13.56%) ITIL
7 761 (13.26%) DevOps
8 700 (12.20%) Test Automation
9 654 (11.40%) Stakeholder Management
10 637 (11.10%) Mentoring
11 600 (10.46%) Information Security
12 554 (9.65%) Continuous Integration
13 551 (9.60%) Change Management
14 541 (9.43%) Coaching
15 540 (9.41%) TDD
16 527 (9.18%) Computer Science
17 498 (8.68%) Service Delivery
18 492 (8.57%) SDLC
19 481 (8.38%) Scaled Agile Framework
20 469 (8.17%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 964 (16.80%) SQL
2 916 (15.96%) C#
3 809 (14.10%) Java
4 690 (12.03%) JavaScript
5 372 (6.48%) Python
6 360 (6.27%) PowerShell
7 165 (2.88%) C++
8 124 (2.16%) PHP
9 94 (1.64%) C
10 93 (1.62%) Bash Shell
11 88 (1.53%) VBScript
12 87 (1.52%) T-SQL
13 85 (1.48%) TypeScript
14 69 (1.20%) VB.NET
15 66 (1.15%) Ruby
16 64 (1.12%) Java 8
17 59 (1.03%) Perl
18 56 (0.98%) VB
19 53 (0.92%) Scala
20 42 (0.73%) ES6
Qualifications
1 1,079 (18.80%) Degree
2 173 (3.01%) Computer Science Degree
3 150 (2.61%) CISSP
3 150 (2.61%) ISEB
4 149 (2.60%) Security Cleared
5 145 (2.53%) ITIL Certification
6 124 (2.16%) Microsoft Certification
7 120 (2.09%) ISTQB
8 117 (2.04%) Cisco Certification
9 96 (1.67%) SC Cleared
10 89 (1.55%) CCNP
11 84 (1.46%) CISM
12 82 (1.43%) SAFe Agilist
13 75 (1.31%) CISA
14 60 (1.05%) PMI Certification
15 57 (0.99%) MCSE
16 50 (0.87%) PMP
17 46 (0.80%) CCNA
18 45 (0.78%) CCIE
19 43 (0.75%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 718 (12.51%) QA
2 306 (5.33%) SLA
3 248 (4.32%) GDPR
4 199 (3.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 147 (2.56%) PMO
6 98 (1.71%) Data Quality
7 64 (1.12%) PCI DSS
8 51 (0.89%) COBIT
9 37 (0.64%) Cyber Essentials
10 35 (0.61%) ISO 9001
11 31 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 29 (0.51%) MiFID
13 16 (0.28%) GPG13
14 14 (0.24%) HIPAA
14 14 (0.24%) P3O
14 14 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 11 (0.19%) PSD2
16 10 (0.17%) PMBOK
17 8 (0.14%) IFRS
17 8 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 357 (6.22%) Active Directory
2 248 (4.32%) Docker
3 208 (3.62%) VMware Infrastructure
4 66 (1.15%) XenApp
5 65 (1.13%) Hyper-V
6 57 (0.99%) VMware ESXi
7 42 (0.73%) BitLocker
8 40 (0.70%) vSphere
9 39 (0.68%) XenDesktop
10 29 (0.51%) Virtual Machines
11 20 (0.35%) DFS Replication
12 19 (0.33%) Firmware
13 16 (0.28%) Terminal Server
14 13 (0.23%) Microsoft App-V
15 9 (0.16%) HDFS
16 8 (0.14%) Virtual Desktop
17 7 (0.12%) Virtual Servers
18 6 (0.10%) Xen
19 5 (0.087%) vCloud
20 4 (0.070%) Samba
Systems Management
1 176 (3.07%) SCCM
2 165 (2.88%) Ansible
3 144 (2.51%) Puppet
4 115 (2.00%) Kubernetes
5 99 (1.73%) Opscode Chef
6 97 (1.69%) Terraform
7 58 (1.01%) SCOM
8 37 (0.64%) vRealize
9 35 (0.61%) SCOrch
10 34 (0.59%) Nagios
11 32 (0.56%) WSUS
12 27 (0.47%) HP ALM
12 27 (0.47%) vRealize Orchestrator
13 26 (0.45%) Perfmon
14 24 (0.42%) Prometheus
15 19 (0.33%) Packer
16 18 (0.31%) CASB
17 15 (0.26%) Automic
17 15 (0.26%) Kibana
17 15 (0.26%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 1,124 (19.59%) Microsoft
2 339 (5.91%) Oracle
3 299 (5.21%) VMware
4 240 (4.18%) SAP
5 239 (4.17%) Citrix
6 222 (3.87%) Cisco
7 131 (2.28%) HP
8 112 (1.95%) Salesforce.com
9 103 (1.80%) CheckPoint
10 98 (1.71%) ServiceNow
11 96 (1.67%) Splunk
12 94 (1.64%) Charles River
13 77 (1.34%) Cadence
14 75 (1.31%) Sitecore
15 70 (1.22%) Google
16 66 (1.15%) SolarWinds
17 63 (1.10%) Tableau
18 60 (1.05%) Atlassian
19 57 (0.99%) Symantec
20 55 (0.96%) IBM