Period
to 25 May 2020

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 25 May 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Continual Improvement
UK
6 months to
25 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 85 73 91
Rank change year-on-year -12 +18 +11
Permanent jobs citing Continuous Improvement 3,244 5,534 5,994
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 3.52% 3.81% 3.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.81% 4.13% 3.73%
Number of salaries quoted 2,410 3,500 4,217
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% - +0.96%
10th Percentile £34,636 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.00% - +8.70%

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 85,057 133,895 160,542
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.23% 92.27% 92.31%
Number of salaries quoted 67,499 104,899 129,205
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £29,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 25 May 2020.

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 25 May 2020. 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 -9 3,020 £55,000 +4.76% 204
UK excluding London +2 1,998 £52,000 +4.00% 176
London -14 1,178 £60,000 -4.00% 41
South East +20 675 £57,500 +4.55% 38
North of England -24 388 £52,500 +16.67% 42
Midlands +25 364 £47,500 - 31
West Midlands +26 268 £49,000 +3.16% 18
South West -9 213 £47,500 +5.56% 31
East of England +7 198 £50,000 - 22
North West -46 180 £52,500 +16.67% 22
Yorkshire +18 172 £52,500 +10.53% 9
Scotland -16 113 £42,500 -5.56% 8
Work from Home +35 112 £50,000 +5.26% 20
East Midlands +4 94 £47,500 +18.75% 13
Wales -28 45 £36,750 -16.48% 5
North East +6 36 £33,000 -17.50% 11
Northern Ireland +24 12 - - 1

For the 6 months to 25 May 2020, 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 1,326 (40.88%) Agile Software Development
2 945 (29.13%) Finance
3 666 (20.53%) Microsoft
4 584 (18.00%) DevOps
5 551 (16.99%) Azure
6 501 (15.44%) SQL
7 498 (15.35%) Scrum
8 492 (15.17%) JavaScript
9 478 (14.73%) C#
10 432 (13.32%) Problem-Solving
11 431 (13.29%) Degree
12 418 (12.89%) Analytical Skills
13 402 (12.39%) .NET
14 393 (12.11%) SQL Server
15 378 (11.65%) AWS
16 372 (11.47%) ITIL
17 367 (11.31%) Java
17 367 (11.31%) Test Automation
18 355 (10.94%) Project Management
19 352 (10.85%) Mentoring
20 343 (10.57%) Git (software)
21 336 (10.36%) Windows
22 319 (9.83%) TDD
23 310 (9.56%) Software Engineering
24 307 (9.46%) Coaching
25 291 (8.97%) Project Delivery
26 288 (8.88%) QA
27 265 (8.17%) Python
28 256 (7.89%) Stakeholder Management
29 255 (7.86%) CSS

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 73 (2.25%) Confluence
1 73 (2.25%) SharePoint
2 46 (1.42%) CMS
3 36 (1.11%) EPiServer
4 33 (1.02%) IIS
5 32 (0.99%) Apache
6 23 (0.71%) Apache Spark
6 23 (0.71%) WebSphere
7 22 (0.68%) OpenStack
8 20 (0.62%) MS Exchange
9 19 (0.59%) Elasticsearch
10 18 (0.55%) CICS
11 15 (0.46%) BizTalk Server
11 15 (0.46%) Tomcat
11 15 (0.46%) WordPress
12 14 (0.43%) Umbraco
13 12 (0.37%) Sitecore CMS
14 11 (0.34%) JBoss
15 9 (0.28%) Skype for Business
16 7 (0.22%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 121 (3.73%) Microsoft Excel
2 117 (3.61%) Microsoft Office
3 49 (1.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 34 (1.05%) MS Visio
5 26 (0.80%) Microsoft Project
6 13 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
7 6 (0.18%) Sketch
8 5 (0.15%) Adobe Premiere
8 5 (0.15%) InVision
9 4 (0.12%) AutoCAD
9 4 (0.12%) Chatbot
9 4 (0.12%) MicroStation
9 4 (0.12%) OmniGraffle
9 4 (0.12%) Photoshop
9 4 (0.12%) Revit
10 2 (0.062%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.031%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 1 (0.031%) ProjectWise
11 1 (0.031%) SOLIDWORKS
11 1 (0.031%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 58 (1.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (0.46%) Dynamics NAV
3 12 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
3 12 (0.37%) SAP ERP
4 11 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
5 9 (0.28%) assyst
6 8 (0.25%) SAP HR
7 7 (0.22%) SAP BPC
7 7 (0.22%) SAP S/4HANA
8 6 (0.18%) Oracle ERP
8 6 (0.18%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
9 5 (0.15%) Elite 3E
9 5 (0.15%) Markit EDM
9 5 (0.15%) NetSuite
9 5 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
9 5 (0.15%) Primavera
9 5 (0.15%) SAP PM
9 5 (0.15%) Teamcenter
10 4 (0.12%) Hyperion Planning
10 4 (0.12%) PeopleSoft HCM
Cloud Services
1 551 (16.99%) Azure
2 378 (11.65%) AWS
3 201 (6.20%) Office 365
4 176 (5.43%) SaaS
5 98 (3.02%) Power Platform
6 96 (2.96%) PaaS
6 96 (2.96%) Serverless
7 87 (2.68%) IaaS
8 77 (2.37%) GCP
9 69 (2.13%) GitHub
10 55 (1.70%) Dynamics 365
11 35 (1.08%) Amazon EC2
11 35 (1.08%) Azure Active Directory
12 30 (0.92%) AWS Lambda
13 29 (0.89%) Logic Apps
13 29 (0.89%) Slack
14 25 (0.77%) PowerApps
15 24 (0.74%) Azure Functions
16 23 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
17 21 (0.65%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 152 (4.69%) Firewall
2 90 (2.77%) WAN
3 87 (2.68%) LAN
4 69 (2.13%) DNS
4 69 (2.13%) Internet
5 63 (1.94%) VPN
6 52 (1.60%) DHCP
7 47 (1.45%) Broadband
8 43 (1.33%) TCP/IP
9 39 (1.20%) Network Security
10 33 (1.02%) SAN
11 30 (0.92%) Skype
12 28 (0.86%) NetScaler
13 26 (0.80%) VoIP
14 25 (0.77%) Wireless
14 25 (0.77%) WLAN
15 24 (0.74%) Cisco ASA
16 23 (0.71%) Wi-Fi
17 22 (0.68%) Wireshark
18 19 (0.59%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 393 (12.11%) SQL Server
2 104 (3.21%) Relational Database
3 102 (3.14%) NoSQL
4 89 (2.74%) Data Warehouse
5 86 (2.65%) Power BI
6 76 (2.34%) MongoDB
6 76 (2.34%) MySQL
7 74 (2.28%) Big Data
7 74 (2.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 71 (2.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 66 (2.03%) SQL Server 2012
10 54 (1.66%) PostgreSQL
11 49 (1.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 36 (1.11%) RDBMS
13 34 (1.05%) Hadoop
13 34 (1.05%) SQL Server 2016
14 33 (1.02%) Azure SQL Database
15 32 (0.99%) Redis
16 29 (0.89%) Cosmos DB
16 29 (0.89%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 343 (10.57%) Git (software)
2 204 (6.29%) JIRA
3 171 (5.27%) Jenkins
4 158 (4.87%) Selenium
5 98 (3.02%) Visual Studio
6 79 (2.44%) Maven
7 74 (2.28%) Cucumber
8 48 (1.48%) Octopus Deploy
8 48 (1.48%) TeamCity
9 45 (1.39%) SpecFlow
9 45 (1.39%) Subversion
10 44 (1.36%) Gradle
10 44 (1.36%) JMeter
11 38 (1.17%) Bitbucket
12 34 (1.05%) Team Foundation Server
13 30 (0.92%) Jasmine
13 30 (0.92%) WebDriver
14 28 (0.86%) JUnit
14 28 (0.86%) SoapUI
14 28 (0.86%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 945 (29.13%) Finance
2 154 (4.75%) Banking
3 143 (4.41%) Retail
4 138 (4.25%) Telecoms
5 122 (3.76%) Legal
6 111 (3.42%) Marketing
7 85 (2.62%) Games
8 83 (2.56%) Law
9 76 (2.34%) Public Sector
10 56 (1.73%) Manufacturing
11 53 (1.63%) Back Office
12 43 (1.33%) Aerospace
13 33 (1.02%) Financial Institution
14 28 (0.86%) Military
15 26 (0.80%) Local Government
16 15 (0.46%) Billing
17 14 (0.43%) Front Office
18 13 (0.40%) Automotive
19 12 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
20 11 (0.34%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 574 (17.69%) Developer
2 359 (11.07%) Analyst
3 145 (4.47%) DevOps Engineer
4 130 (4.01%) .NET Developer
5 125 (3.85%) Senior Developer
5 125 (3.85%) Software Engineer
6 124 (3.82%) Architect
7 119 (3.67%) C# Developer
8 105 (3.24%) Project Manager
9 101 (3.11%) Scrum Master
10 97 (2.99%) IT Manager
11 83 (2.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 80 (2.47%) Administrator
13 79 (2.44%) Business Analyst
14 78 (2.40%) Java Developer
14 78 (2.40%) Service Manager
15 77 (2.37%) C# .NET Developer
16 69 (2.13%) Senior Analyst
16 69 (2.13%) Test Engineer
17 68 (2.10%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 402 (12.39%) .NET
2 255 (7.86%) CSS
3 253 (7.80%) HTML
4 171 (5.27%) Web Services
5 161 (4.96%) React
6 159 (4.90%) ASP.NET
7 157 (4.84%) REST
8 144 (4.44%) AngularJS
9 129 (3.98%) Node.js
10 126 (3.88%) RESTful
11 117 (3.61%) XML
12 116 (3.58%) .NET Framework
13 90 (2.77%) SOAP
13 90 (2.77%) Spring
14 89 (2.74%) HTML5
15 86 (2.65%) jQuery
16 80 (2.47%) .NET Core
17 78 (2.40%) JSON
18 69 (2.13%) ASP.NET MVC
19 64 (1.97%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 418 (12.89%) Analytical Skills
2 239 (7.37%) User Experience
3 233 (7.18%) Management Information System
4 176 (5.43%) Self-Motivation
5 118 (3.64%) Data Centre
6 83 (2.56%) Mobile App
7 66 (2.03%) Enterprise Software
8 65 (2.00%) Virtual Team
9 61 (1.88%) Greenfield Project
10 56 (1.73%) Public Cloud
11 39 (1.20%) Data Structures
12 38 (1.17%) Mainframe
13 31 (0.96%) e-Learning
14 28 (0.86%) Linux Command Line
15 27 (0.83%) FMCG
16 25 (0.77%) CMDB
17 24 (0.74%) Client/Server
17 24 (0.74%) Wiki
18 22 (0.68%) Cloud Native
19 21 (0.65%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 336 (10.36%) Windows
2 254 (7.83%) Linux
3 132 (4.07%) Windows Server
4 90 (2.77%) Unix
4 90 (2.77%) Windows 10
5 60 (1.85%) Android
6 46 (1.42%) Apple iOS
7 40 (1.23%) Windows 7
8 36 (1.11%) Windows Server 2012
9 26 (0.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 24 (0.74%) Windows Server 2016
11 19 (0.59%) CentOS
11 19 (0.59%) Mac OS
12 14 (0.43%) Windows Server 2008
13 12 (0.37%) VMS
14 11 (0.34%) Windows Server 2019
15 8 (0.25%) AIX
15 8 (0.25%) Windows 8
16 5 (0.15%) Solaris
16 5 (0.15%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,326 (40.88%) Agile Software Development
2 584 (18.00%) DevOps
3 498 (15.35%) Scrum
4 432 (13.32%) Problem-Solving
5 372 (11.47%) ITIL
6 367 (11.31%) Test Automation
7 355 (10.94%) Project Management
8 352 (10.85%) Mentoring
9 319 (9.83%) TDD
10 310 (9.56%) Software Engineering
11 307 (9.46%) Coaching
12 291 (8.97%) Project Delivery
13 256 (7.89%) Stakeholder Management
14 246 (7.58%) Continuous Integration
15 244 (7.52%) Service Delivery
16 230 (7.09%) Analytics
17 220 (6.78%) Microservices
18 216 (6.66%) MVC
19 199 (6.13%) Information Security
20 198 (6.10%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 501 (15.44%) SQL
2 492 (15.17%) JavaScript
3 478 (14.73%) C#
4 367 (11.31%) Java
5 265 (8.17%) Python
6 172 (5.30%) PowerShell
7 116 (3.58%) T-SQL
8 112 (3.45%) C
9 86 (2.65%) TypeScript
10 72 (2.22%) Bash Shell
11 69 (2.13%) C++
12 60 (1.85%) Scala
13 52 (1.60%) PHP
14 39 (1.20%) Perl
14 39 (1.20%) R
15 36 (1.11%) Ruby
16 32 (0.99%) XPath
17 31 (0.96%) ES6
17 31 (0.96%) Go
18 25 (0.77%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 431 (13.29%) Degree
2 106 (3.27%) Security Cleared
3 70 (2.16%) Cisco Certification
3 70 (2.16%) CISSP
4 49 (1.51%) CISM
5 48 (1.48%) Computer Science Degree
6 47 (1.45%) SC Cleared
7 42 (1.29%) ITIL Certification
8 39 (1.20%) PMI Certification
9 37 (1.14%) Microsoft Certification
10 33 (1.02%) PMP
11 31 (0.96%) ISEB
12 29 (0.89%) ISTQB
13 28 (0.86%) DV Cleared
14 27 (0.83%) CCNA
15 26 (0.80%) CCIE
15 26 (0.80%) DBS Check
16 25 (0.77%) APMP
16 25 (0.77%) CISA
17 18 (0.55%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 288 (8.88%) QA
2 136 (4.19%) SLA
3 111 (3.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 73 (2.25%) GDPR
5 56 (1.73%) PCI DSS
6 53 (1.63%) PMO
7 33 (1.02%) Cyber Essentials
8 28 (0.86%) Data Quality
9 23 (0.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 18 (0.55%) COBIT
10 18 (0.55%) ISO 9001
10 18 (0.55%) NIST
11 8 (0.25%) GxP
11 8 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 17025
12 7 (0.22%) ISO 22301
13 6 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 5 (0.15%) NCSC
15 4 (0.12%) HMG Security Policy Framework
15 4 (0.12%) ISO 13485
15 4 (0.12%) JSP 440
System Software
1 233 (7.18%) Docker
2 187 (5.76%) Active Directory
3 118 (3.64%) VMware Infrastructure
4 39 (1.20%) Hyper-V
5 24 (0.74%) Virtual Machines
6 20 (0.62%) XenApp
7 19 (0.59%) VMware ESXi
8 17 (0.52%) vSphere
9 12 (0.37%) XenDesktop
10 11 (0.34%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 10 (0.31%) RACF
12 9 (0.28%) ACF2
13 8 (0.25%) Virtual Desktop
14 6 (0.18%) BitLocker
14 6 (0.18%) Virtual Servers
15 5 (0.15%) Firmware
16 2 (0.062%) HDFS
16 2 (0.062%) LXC
16 2 (0.062%) Microsoft App-V
16 2 (0.062%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 171 (5.27%) Kubernetes
2 97 (2.99%) Ansible
3 73 (2.25%) Puppet
4 66 (2.03%) SCCM
4 66 (2.03%) Terraform
5 52 (1.60%) Opscode Chef
6 27 (0.83%) Grafana
7 25 (0.77%) Istio
8 19 (0.59%) Microsoft Intune
9 14 (0.43%) Prometheus
10 13 (0.40%) BMC PATROL
10 13 (0.40%) Jamf Pro
10 13 (0.40%) Kibana
10 13 (0.40%) Nessus
11 11 (0.34%) SCOM
12 10 (0.31%) Single Sign-On
13 9 (0.28%) HP Quality Center
14 8 (0.25%) Marathon
14 8 (0.25%) Mesos
15 7 (0.22%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 666 (20.53%) Microsoft
2 158 (4.87%) Oracle
3 139 (4.28%) VMware
4 119 (3.67%) SAP
5 111 (3.42%) Cisco
6 90 (2.77%) Citrix
7 61 (1.88%) Tableau
8 57 (1.76%) Google
9 52 (1.60%) HP
10 50 (1.54%) Red Hat
11 49 (1.51%) Juniper
12 45 (1.39%) Salesforce.com
13 38 (1.17%) CheckPoint
14 37 (1.14%) IBM
14 37 (1.14%) Splunk
15 30 (0.92%) Apple
16 29 (0.89%) WorldPay
17 26 (0.80%) Atlassian
17 26 (0.80%) SolarWinds
17 26 (0.80%) Virgin Media