Period
to 20 July 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 20 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Continual Improvement
UK
6 months to
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 87 103 92
Rank change year-on-year +16 -11 +39
Permanent jobs citing Continuous Improvement 6,156 5,376 6,127
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.52% 3.03% 3.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.88% 3.34% 3.35%
Number of salaries quoted 4,041 3,789 4,625
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.00% -
10th Percentile £31,750 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

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 158,731 160,892 182,711
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 90.67% 90.74% 90.02%
Number of salaries quoted 126,853 129,433 151,996
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% -
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +1.19%

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 20 July 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 20 July 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 +16 5,680 £53,000 +0.95% 732
UK excluding London +20 3,678 £50,000 +5.26% 586
London +13 2,351 £62,500 +4.17% 204
South East +26 944 £52,500 +5.00% 153
North of England +23 784 £48,000 +6.67% 149
Midlands +40 699 £47,500 +5.56% 102
West Midlands +37 508 £47,500 +5.56% 67
East of England +29 508 £52,500 - 74
North West +60 460 £50,000 +2.04% 89
South West +21 398 £47,500 +5.56% 50
Yorkshire -10 273 £50,000 +17.65% 53
Scotland +13 232 £44,000 -6.28% 36
East Midlands +30 190 £45,000 +5.88% 35
Wales +17 180 £40,210 -3.11% 14
North East -17 54 £40,000 +11.11% 7
Northern Ireland -3 16 £34,000 -28.42% 6

For the 6 months to 20 July 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 2,796 (45.42%) Agile Software Development
2 1,649 (26.79%) Finance
3 1,283 (20.84%) Problem-Solving
4 1,237 (20.09%) Degree
5 1,043 (16.94%) SQL
6 1,018 (16.54%) Microsoft
7 949 (15.42%) Scrum
8 937 (15.22%) ITIL
9 913 (14.83%) Project Management
10 875 (14.21%) Analytical Skills
11 842 (13.68%) .NET
12 839 (13.63%) C#
13 823 (13.37%) JavaScript
14 816 (13.26%) Java
15 766 (12.44%) Software Engineering
16 757 (12.30%) DevOps
17 739 (12.00%) Test Automation
18 736 (11.96%) SQL Server
19 730 (11.86%) Amazon AWS
20 677 (11.00%) Windows
21 669 (10.87%) TDD
22 646 (10.49%) Stakeholder Management
23 644 (10.46%) Microsoft Azure
24 642 (10.43%) Continuous Integration
25 629 (10.22%) QA
26 583 (9.47%) SDLC
27 570 (9.26%) Service Delivery
28 562 (9.13%) HTML
29 552 (8.97%) Mentoring
30 527 (8.56%) 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
1 202 (3.28%) CMS
2 170 (2.76%) Confluence
3 133 (2.16%) SharePoint
4 109 (1.77%) MS Exchange
5 85 (1.38%) Elasticsearch
6 81 (1.32%) Sitecore CMS
7 69 (1.12%) EPiServer
8 53 (0.86%) Skype for Business
9 51 (0.83%) IIS
10 45 (0.73%) Apache Spark
10 45 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2010
11 35 (0.57%) Apache
12 31 (0.50%) BizTalk Server
13 30 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2013
14 27 (0.44%) Tomcat
15 25 (0.41%) JBoss
15 25 (0.41%) Sitefinity
15 25 (0.41%) WordPress
16 23 (0.37%) SAS
17 22 (0.36%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 273 (4.43%) Microsoft Excel
2 237 (3.85%) Microsoft Office
3 110 (1.79%) Microsoft Project
4 97 (1.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 92 (1.49%) MS Visio
6 38 (0.62%) InVision
7 36 (0.58%) OmniGraffle
8 16 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
9 7 (0.11%) SPSS
10 6 (0.097%) Acrobat
10 6 (0.097%) Adobe Captivate
11 5 (0.081%) Chatbot
12 4 (0.065%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 4 (0.065%) InfoPath
12 4 (0.065%) Photoshop
13 3 (0.049%) FrameMaker
13 3 (0.049%) RoboHelp
14 2 (0.032%) Camtasia
14 2 (0.032%) Gephi
15 1 (0.016%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 50 (0.81%) Dynamics AX
2 48 (0.78%) SAP Hybris
3 43 (0.70%) Eloqua
4 28 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
5 18 (0.29%) Oracle ERP
5 18 (0.29%) SAP ERP
6 13 (0.21%) SAP APO
6 13 (0.21%) SAP MM
7 11 (0.18%) Distributed Ledger
7 11 (0.18%) Primavera
7 11 (0.18%) SAP CO
7 11 (0.18%) SAP FI
7 11 (0.18%) SAP FI/CO
8 10 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
9 9 (0.15%) SAP QM
10 8 (0.13%) Magento
10 8 (0.13%) NetSuite
10 8 (0.13%) Oracle Retail
10 8 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
11 7 (0.11%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 730 (11.86%) Amazon AWS
2 644 (10.46%) Microsoft Azure
3 254 (4.13%) SaaS
4 199 (3.23%) Office 365
5 165 (2.68%) PaaS
6 141 (2.29%) IaaS
7 110 (1.79%) GitHub
8 97 (1.58%) Cloud Computing
9 91 (1.48%) npm
10 59 (0.96%) Google Cloud Platform
11 52 (0.84%) AWS CloudFormation
12 51 (0.83%) Amazon EC2
13 39 (0.63%) Serverless
14 37 (0.60%) Dynamics 365
15 36 (0.58%) Adobe Creative Cloud
16 35 (0.57%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 30 (0.49%) OpenShift
18 29 (0.47%) Amazon S3
19 27 (0.44%) AWS Lambda
20 24 (0.39%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 341 (5.54%) Firewall
2 146 (2.37%) DNS
3 131 (2.13%) WAN
4 119 (1.93%) VPN
5 111 (1.80%) LAN
6 109 (1.77%) Internet
7 98 (1.59%) TCP/IP
8 92 (1.49%) DHCP
9 89 (1.45%) SAN
10 72 (1.17%) Network Security
11 71 (1.15%) OSPF
12 61 (0.99%) BGP
13 60 (0.97%) HTTP
14 59 (0.96%) Cisco ASA
14 59 (0.96%) Intrusion Detection
14 59 (0.96%) Skype
15 51 (0.83%) Cisco Nexus
16 50 (0.81%) SNMP
17 44 (0.71%) IPsec
17 44 (0.71%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 736 (11.96%) SQL Server
2 299 (4.86%) NoSQL
3 233 (3.78%) MySQL
4 195 (3.17%) Big Data
5 193 (3.14%) Relational Database
6 192 (3.12%) MongoDB
7 177 (2.88%) Data Warehouse
8 143 (2.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 127 (2.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 97 (1.58%) PostgreSQL
10 97 (1.58%) SQL Server 2012
11 91 (1.48%) Couchbase
12 90 (1.46%) Hadoop
13 82 (1.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 79 (1.28%) Power BI
15 56 (0.91%) SQL Server 2008
16 55 (0.89%) Blockchain
16 55 (0.89%) Oracle Database
17 40 (0.65%) Apache Cassandra
18 39 (0.63%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 521 (8.46%) Git (software)
2 367 (5.96%) JIRA
3 327 (5.31%) Jenkins
4 323 (5.25%) Team Foundation Server
5 266 (4.32%) Selenium
6 203 (3.30%) Octopus Deploy
7 163 (2.65%) Visual Studio
8 150 (2.44%) TeamCity
9 132 (2.14%) Cucumber
10 106 (1.72%) gulp
11 100 (1.62%) Maven
12 92 (1.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 78 (1.27%) Karma Test Runner
14 76 (1.23%) Protractor
15 73 (1.19%) JUnit
15 73 (1.19%) Mocha
16 71 (1.15%) Bower
17 69 (1.12%) Bitbucket
18 68 (1.10%) Sinon.JS
19 65 (1.06%) Subversion
General
1 1,649 (26.79%) Finance
2 527 (8.56%) Retail
3 373 (6.06%) Marketing
4 200 (3.25%) Banking
5 178 (2.89%) Legal
6 150 (2.44%) Manufacturing
7 141 (2.29%) Advertising
8 133 (2.16%) Games
9 116 (1.88%) Telecoms
10 105 (1.71%) Law
11 99 (1.61%) Publishing
12 96 (1.56%) Front Office
13 77 (1.25%) Back Office
14 66 (1.07%) Investment Banking
15 60 (0.97%) Billing
16 51 (0.83%) Electronics
17 46 (0.75%) Financial Institution
18 39 (0.63%) Military
19 31 (0.50%) Local Government
20 29 (0.47%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1,206 (19.59%) Developer
2 788 (12.80%) Analyst
3 350 (5.69%) Architect
4 285 (4.63%) Project Manager
5 277 (4.50%) .NET Developer
6 263 (4.27%) C# Developer
7 224 (3.64%) Consultant
8 222 (3.61%) Business Analyst
9 220 (3.57%) Senior Developer
10 214 (3.48%) Software Engineer
11 196 (3.18%) DevOps Engineer
12 195 (3.17%) IT Manager
12 195 (3.17%) Java Developer
13 179 (2.91%) Senior Analyst
14 172 (2.79%) Delivery Manager
15 160 (2.60%) Scrum Master
16 143 (2.32%) Service Manager
17 135 (2.19%) Software Developer
18 129 (2.10%) Solutions Architect
19 127 (2.06%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 842 (13.68%) .NET
2 562 (9.13%) HTML
3 429 (6.97%) CSS
4 396 (6.43%) AngularJS
5 360 (5.85%) Web Services
6 300 (4.87%) RESTful
7 273 (4.43%) HTML5
8 255 (4.14%) React
9 237 (3.85%) ASP.NET
10 217 (3.53%) jQuery
11 206 (3.35%) XML
12 202 (3.28%) CSS3
13 201 (3.27%) REST
14 177 (2.88%) .NET Framework
15 171 (2.78%) Spring
16 164 (2.66%) Node.js
17 138 (2.24%) ASP.NET MVC
18 136 (2.21%) WCF
19 124 (2.01%) Sass
20 122 (1.98%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 875 (14.21%) Analytical Skills
2 486 (7.89%) Management Information System
3 483 (7.85%) Computer Science
4 402 (6.53%) User Experience
5 395 (6.42%) Self-Motivation
6 332 (5.39%) Data Centre
7 173 (2.81%) Enterprise Software
8 138 (2.24%) Fintech
9 121 (1.97%) Mobile App
10 106 (1.72%) Greenfield Project
11 87 (1.41%) Virtual Team
12 85 (1.38%) CMDB
13 74 (1.20%) Public Cloud
14 65 (1.06%) Robotics
15 64 (1.04%) Algorithms
16 63 (1.02%) Security Operations Centre
17 57 (0.93%) Data Structures
17 57 (0.93%) PKI
18 52 (0.84%) Equities
18 52 (0.84%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 677 (11.00%) Windows
2 483 (7.85%) Linux
3 235 (3.82%) Unix
4 215 (3.49%) Windows Server
5 114 (1.85%) Windows Server 2012
6 87 (1.41%) Windows 10
7 82 (1.33%) Android
8 78 (1.27%) Windows Server 2008
9 58 (0.94%) Apple iOS
10 57 (0.93%) Windows 7
11 34 (0.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 27 (0.44%) CentOS
12 27 (0.44%) Mac OS X
13 24 (0.39%) Mac OS
14 20 (0.32%) Solaris
15 18 (0.29%) Ubuntu
16 17 (0.28%) AIX
17 16 (0.26%) Windows 8
18 15 (0.24%) Kali Linux
19 14 (0.23%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,796 (45.42%) Agile Software Development
2 1,283 (20.84%) Problem-Solving
3 949 (15.42%) Scrum
4 937 (15.22%) ITIL
5 913 (14.83%) Project Management
6 766 (12.44%) Software Engineering
7 757 (12.30%) DevOps
8 739 (12.00%) Test Automation
9 669 (10.87%) TDD
10 646 (10.49%) Stakeholder Management
11 642 (10.43%) Continuous Integration
12 583 (9.47%) SDLC
13 570 (9.26%) Service Delivery
14 552 (8.97%) Mentoring
15 492 (7.99%) Coaching
16 473 (7.68%) Change Management
17 458 (7.44%) Information Security
18 446 (7.24%) Analytics
19 425 (6.90%) Microservices
20 407 (6.61%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 1,043 (16.94%) SQL
2 839 (13.63%) C#
3 823 (13.37%) JavaScript
4 816 (13.26%) Java
5 471 (7.65%) Python
6 266 (4.32%) PowerShell
7 195 (3.17%) C
8 177 (2.88%) T-SQL
9 169 (2.75%) PHP
10 162 (2.63%) Bash Shell
11 161 (2.62%) C++
12 134 (2.18%) Perl
13 133 (2.16%) Ruby
14 131 (2.13%) VBA
15 124 (2.01%) VB.NET
16 57 (0.93%) Scala
16 57 (0.93%) Shell Script
17 52 (0.84%) Groovy
17 52 (0.84%) Java 8
18 50 (0.81%) ES6
Qualifications
1 1,237 (20.09%) Degree
2 272 (4.42%) Computer Science Degree
3 198 (3.22%) Security Cleared
4 181 (2.94%) CISSP
5 177 (2.88%) ITIL Certification
6 174 (2.83%) Microsoft Certification
7 167 (2.71%) Cisco Certification
8 141 (2.29%) PMI Certification
9 132 (2.14%) PMP
10 131 (2.13%) CISM
11 123 (2.00%) SC Cleared
12 118 (1.92%) CCNP
13 114 (1.85%) ISEB
14 109 (1.77%) Master's Degree
15 104 (1.69%) CISA
16 96 (1.56%) ISTQB
17 93 (1.51%) SAFe Agilist
18 77 (1.25%) MCSE
19 76 (1.23%) MCP
20 69 (1.12%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 629 (10.22%) QA
2 279 (4.53%) SLA
3 182 (2.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 170 (2.76%) PMO
5 141 (2.29%) GDPR
6 86 (1.40%) Data Quality
7 70 (1.14%) PCI DSS
8 51 (0.83%) COBIT
9 44 (0.71%) ISO 9001
10 39 (0.63%) Cyber Essentials
11 27 (0.44%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 22 (0.36%) ISAE 3402
13 19 (0.31%) GPG13
13 19 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 18 (0.29%) SSAE 16
15 16 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 20000
16 14 (0.23%) PMBOK
17 12 (0.19%) GCP
18 9 (0.15%) ISO 22301
19 8 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 304 (4.94%) Active Directory
2 264 (4.29%) Docker
3 262 (4.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 99 (1.61%) Hyper-V
5 95 (1.54%) VMware ESXi
6 72 (1.17%) Virtual Machines
7 69 (1.12%) XenApp
8 63 (1.02%) vSphere
9 54 (0.88%) XenDesktop
10 28 (0.45%) Microsoft App-V
11 22 (0.36%) KVM
12 19 (0.31%) VirtualBox
12 19 (0.31%) Xen
13 18 (0.29%) Virtual Desktop
14 17 (0.28%) BitLocker
14 17 (0.28%) DFS Replication
15 13 (0.21%) Firmware
16 10 (0.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
16 10 (0.16%) HDFS
16 10 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 189 (3.07%) Ansible
2 164 (2.66%) Puppet
3 137 (2.23%) Opscode Chef
4 86 (1.40%) Kubernetes
5 76 (1.23%) Terraform
6 71 (1.15%) SCCM
7 39 (0.63%) SCVMM
8 34 (0.55%) vCenter Server
9 29 (0.47%) Docker Swarm
10 25 (0.41%) Nessus
10 25 (0.41%) Packer
10 25 (0.41%) vMotion
11 22 (0.36%) Nagios
12 20 (0.32%) SCOM
13 19 (0.31%) NetBackup
14 17 (0.28%) Prometheus
15 16 (0.26%) Kibana
16 15 (0.24%) McAfee ePO
16 15 (0.24%) Nmap
16 15 (0.24%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 1,018 (16.54%) Microsoft
2 349 (5.67%) VMware
3 326 (5.30%) Oracle
4 272 (4.42%) Cisco
5 264 (4.29%) SAP
6 178 (2.89%) HP
7 173 (2.81%) ServiceNow
8 154 (2.50%) Citrix
9 136 (2.21%) CheckPoint
10 113 (1.84%) Tableau
11 98 (1.59%) Google
12 94 (1.53%) F5
13 92 (1.49%) Salesforce.com
14 91 (1.48%) Capita
14 91 (1.48%) Sitecore
15 75 (1.22%) NetApp
16 74 (1.20%) Adobe
17 69 (1.12%) Fortinet
18 67 (1.09%) Juniper
19 66 (1.07%) Splunk