Period
to 22 October 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 22 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Continual Improvement
UK
6 months to
22 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 101 72 82
Rank change year-on-year -29 +10 +19
Permanent jobs citing Continuous Improvement 1,530 5,232 6,132
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 3.12% 3.82% 3.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.38% 4.15% 4.05%
Number of salaries quoted 1,271 3,559 4,184
Median annual salary £56,757 £54,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.10% -1.82% +4.76%
10th Percentile £36,250 £32,500 £31,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £49,500
% change year-on-year - +1.01% +4.21%

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 45,275 126,161 151,489
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.45% 92.22% 91.92%
Number of salaries quoted 37,306 99,350 120,587
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £32,948 £30,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £86,250 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,118 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +9.15% - +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 22 October 2020.

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 22 October 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 -26 1,406 £57,500 +5.79% 356
UK excluding London -15 973 £50,000 - 297
London -42 505 £70,000 +8.53% 98
South East -10 238 £57,500 +4.55% 70
Midlands +9 205 £48,750 -2.50% 43
North of England -48 194 £50,000 +5.26% 79
South West +22 178 £47,500 -5.00% 41
West Midlands +6 145 £51,000 +7.37% 30
Work from Home -16 136 £62,000 +30.53% 38
Yorkshire -32 89 £50,000 +5.26% 15
North West -45 87 £50,500 +12.22% 53
East of England +9 82 £45,000 -18.18% 24
East Midlands +30 56 £44,152 -11.70% 13
Scotland -10 55 £40,500 -24.37% 25
Wales -19 24 £44,379 -2.46% 12
North East +7 18 £45,000 +4.93% 11
Isle of Man 0 5 £52,500 +7.14%
Northern Ireland +15 2 - - 5

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

1 685 (44.77%) Agile Software Development
2 427 (27.91%) Finance
3 349 (22.81%) Microsoft
4 342 (22.35%) DevOps
5 315 (20.59%) Azure
6 263 (17.19%) Problem-Solving
7 250 (16.34%) Scrum
8 226 (14.77%) JavaScript
9 224 (14.64%) AWS
10 220 (14.38%) Test Automation
11 208 (13.59%) Java
12 196 (12.81%) SQL
12 196 (12.81%) Degree
13 186 (12.16%) C#
13 186 (12.16%) ITIL
14 184 (12.03%) TDD
15 183 (11.96%) Analytical Skills
16 182 (11.90%) Project Management
17 178 (11.63%) Windows
18 167 (10.92%) Mentoring
19 160 (10.46%) .NET
20 152 (9.93%) SDLC
21 150 (9.80%) Git (software)
22 147 (9.61%) SQL Server
22 147 (9.61%) Python
23 144 (9.41%) Software Engineering
24 141 (9.22%) Docker
25 138 (9.02%) Microservices
26 133 (8.69%) Service Management
27 131 (8.56%) Linux

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 38 (2.48%) SharePoint
2 36 (2.35%) Confluence
3 28 (1.83%) MS Exchange
4 19 (1.24%) CMS
5 17 (1.11%) Apache
6 16 (1.05%) Skype for Business
7 12 (0.78%) IIS
8 11 (0.72%) Apache Spark
8 11 (0.72%) Elasticsearch
9 6 (0.39%) BizTalk Server
10 5 (0.33%) Drupal
10 5 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2010
10 5 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2013
10 5 (0.33%) Liferay
10 5 (0.33%) Red Hat Fuse
11 4 (0.26%) Apache ServiceMix
11 4 (0.26%) EPiServer
11 4 (0.26%) Jadu
11 4 (0.26%) K2 blackpearl
11 4 (0.26%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 51 (3.33%) Microsoft Office
2 39 (2.55%) Microsoft Excel
3 17 (1.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 14 (0.92%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.33%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.26%) Chatbot
6 4 (0.26%) Windchill
7 3 (0.20%) InVision
7 3 (0.20%) Sketch
7 3 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.13%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.065%) Adobe Captivate
9 1 (0.065%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.065%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.065%) Adobe XD
9 1 (0.065%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.065%) InDesign
9 1 (0.065%) Marvel
9 1 (0.065%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 22 (1.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 21 (1.37%) SAP MM
3 20 (1.31%) SAP ERP
4 7 (0.46%) Dynamics AX
5 6 (0.39%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 5 (0.33%) BigMachines
6 5 (0.33%) Magento
7 4 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
7 4 (0.26%) Oracle Cash Management
7 4 (0.26%) SAP CO
7 4 (0.26%) SAP FI
7 4 (0.26%) SAP FI/CO
7 4 (0.26%) Teamcenter
8 3 (0.20%) NetSuite
8 3 (0.20%) Unit4 Business World
9 2 (0.13%) Line 500
9 2 (0.13%) Oracle General Ledger
9 2 (0.13%) Oracle iProcurement
9 2 (0.13%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 2 (0.13%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 315 (20.59%) Azure
2 224 (14.64%) AWS
3 101 (6.60%) Office 365
4 100 (6.54%) SaaS
5 76 (4.97%) GCP
6 61 (3.99%) Power Platform
7 43 (2.81%) AWS CloudFormation
8 33 (2.16%) PaaS
9 32 (2.09%) Azure Active Directory
10 29 (1.90%) IaaS
10 29 (1.90%) Serverless
11 27 (1.76%) Dynamics 365
12 20 (1.31%) Amazon ECS
13 18 (1.18%) Cloud Computing
14 17 (1.11%) Amazon EC2
14 17 (1.11%) AWS Lambda
15 15 (0.98%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 13 (0.85%) GitHub
17 9 (0.59%) Azure Data Factory
17 9 (0.59%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 54 (3.53%) Firewall
2 44 (2.88%) Skype
3 34 (2.22%) LAN
4 33 (2.16%) DNS
5 32 (2.09%) WAN
6 28 (1.83%) Internet
7 27 (1.76%) Broadband
8 25 (1.63%) SAN
9 23 (1.50%) Network Security
10 22 (1.44%) VPN
11 21 (1.37%) DHCP
12 16 (1.05%) Wireless
13 14 (0.92%) NetScaler
14 13 (0.85%) HTTP
14 13 (0.85%) TCP/IP
14 13 (0.85%) Unified Communications
14 13 (0.85%) WLAN
15 12 (0.78%) Wi-Fi
16 11 (0.72%) Cisco IOS
17 9 (0.59%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 147 (9.61%) SQL Server
2 71 (4.64%) Data Warehouse
3 58 (3.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 56 (3.66%) Power BI
5 50 (3.27%) Big Data
6 45 (2.94%) Relational Database
6 45 (2.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 43 (2.81%) MySQL
8 36 (2.35%) Data Lake
9 35 (2.29%) MongoDB
10 32 (2.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 27 (1.76%) NoSQL
12 26 (1.70%) Tableau
13 20 (1.31%) Hadoop
14 19 (1.24%) Azure SQL Database
15 16 (1.05%) SQL Server 2012
16 15 (0.98%) PostgreSQL
17 14 (0.92%) QlikView
17 14 (0.92%) RDBMS
18 10 (0.65%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 150 (9.80%) Git (software)
2 93 (6.08%) Jenkins
3 84 (5.49%) Selenium
4 83 (5.42%) JIRA
5 82 (5.36%) Cucumber
6 42 (2.75%) Visual Studio
7 27 (1.76%) TeamCity
8 24 (1.57%) Bitbucket
9 22 (1.44%) Octopus Deploy
10 21 (1.37%) SoapUI
11 19 (1.24%) LSMW
11 19 (1.24%) SpecFlow
12 16 (1.05%) Subversion
13 15 (0.98%) JMeter
13 15 (0.98%) Team Foundation Server
14 12 (0.78%) FitNesse
14 12 (0.78%) GitLab
15 11 (0.72%) Gradle
16 10 (0.65%) Maven
16 10 (0.65%) webpack
General
1 427 (27.91%) Finance
2 84 (5.49%) Banking
3 60 (3.92%) Marketing
4 58 (3.79%) Public Sector
5 53 (3.46%) Legal
6 44 (2.88%) Manufacturing
6 44 (2.88%) Telecoms
7 43 (2.81%) Retail
8 29 (1.90%) Back Office
9 25 (1.63%) Games
10 22 (1.44%) Local Government
11 21 (1.37%) Law
12 20 (1.31%) Publishing
13 16 (1.05%) Aerospace
14 12 (0.78%) Financial Institution
15 11 (0.72%) Advertising
15 11 (0.72%) Billing
16 10 (0.65%) Retail Banking
17 9 (0.59%) Front Office
18 8 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 270 (17.65%) Developer
2 150 (9.80%) Analyst
3 84 (5.49%) DevOps Engineer
4 76 (4.97%) Architect
5 67 (4.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 66 (4.31%) IT Manager
7 65 (4.25%) Senior Developer
8 59 (3.86%) Delivery Manager
9 50 (3.27%) Consultant
10 47 (3.07%) Scrum Master
11 44 (2.88%) Software Developer
12 43 (2.81%) Business Analyst
13 42 (2.75%) Cloud Engineer
14 39 (2.55%) Test Engineer
15 35 (2.29%) Service Manager
16 33 (2.16%) Software Engineer
17 32 (2.09%) Technical Leader
18 31 (2.03%) .NET Developer
18 31 (2.03%) Java Developer
18 31 (2.03%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 160 (10.46%) .NET
2 94 (6.14%) CSS
3 85 (5.56%) HTML
4 73 (4.77%) React
5 64 (4.18%) .NET Framework
6 61 (3.99%) .NET Core
7 57 (3.73%) AngularJS
8 56 (3.66%) Node.js
9 52 (3.40%) ASP.NET
10 50 (3.27%) Web Services
11 46 (3.01%) RESTful
12 38 (2.48%) REST
13 34 (2.22%) Spring
14 32 (2.09%) SOAP
15 30 (1.96%) Entity Framework
15 30 (1.96%) jQuery
16 29 (1.90%) JSON
17 28 (1.83%) HTML5
18 27 (1.76%) Kafka
19 26 (1.70%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 183 (11.96%) Analytical Skills
2 119 (7.78%) Management Information System
3 114 (7.45%) User Experience
4 74 (4.84%) Self-Motivation
5 52 (3.40%) Mobile App
6 40 (2.61%) Greenfield Project
7 38 (2.48%) Data Centre
8 37 (2.42%) Social Network
9 33 (2.16%) Cloud Native
10 29 (1.90%) Data Structures
10 29 (1.90%) Enterprise Software
11 26 (1.70%) Public Cloud
12 24 (1.57%) Virtual Team
13 22 (1.44%) Algorithms
14 19 (1.24%) LIMS
15 18 (1.18%) PMI
16 11 (0.72%) Linux Command Line
17 9 (0.59%) Driving Licence
17 9 (0.59%) Hybrid Cloud
18 7 (0.46%) Smart Home
Operating Systems
1 178 (11.63%) Windows
2 131 (8.56%) Linux
3 69 (4.51%) Windows Server
4 39 (2.55%) Windows Server 2016
5 35 (2.29%) Windows 10
6 33 (2.16%) Unix
7 32 (2.09%) Windows Server 2012
8 22 (1.44%) Android
9 17 (1.11%) Windows 7
10 16 (1.05%) Windows Server 2019
11 14 (0.92%) Apple iOS
12 13 (0.85%) Windows Server 2008
13 10 (0.65%) CentOS
13 10 (0.65%) Ubuntu
14 7 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 6 (0.39%) VMS
15 6 (0.39%) Windows Server 2003
16 5 (0.33%) Fedora
16 5 (0.33%) Mac OS X
17 4 (0.26%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 685 (44.77%) Agile Software Development
2 342 (22.35%) DevOps
3 263 (17.19%) Problem-Solving
4 250 (16.34%) Scrum
5 220 (14.38%) Test Automation
6 186 (12.16%) ITIL
7 184 (12.03%) TDD
8 182 (11.90%) Project Management
9 167 (10.92%) Mentoring
10 152 (9.93%) SDLC
11 144 (9.41%) Software Engineering
12 138 (9.02%) Microservices
13 133 (8.69%) Service Management
14 131 (8.56%) Coaching
15 128 (8.37%) Analytics
16 126 (8.24%) Decision-Making
17 125 (8.17%) Service Delivery
17 125 (8.17%) Stakeholder Management
18 115 (7.52%) Project Delivery
19 99 (6.47%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 226 (14.77%) JavaScript
2 208 (13.59%) Java
3 196 (12.81%) SQL
4 186 (12.16%) C#
5 147 (9.61%) Python
6 81 (5.29%) PowerShell
7 65 (4.25%) C
8 52 (3.40%) T-SQL
9 48 (3.14%) C++
10 43 (2.81%) Go
11 42 (2.75%) Bash Shell
12 38 (2.48%) TypeScript
13 33 (2.16%) Scala
14 28 (1.83%) R
15 27 (1.76%) PHP
16 26 (1.70%) Ruby
17 23 (1.50%) Shell Script
18 22 (1.44%) Java 8
19 19 (1.24%) SAPscript
19 19 (1.24%) VB
Qualifications
1 196 (12.81%) Degree
2 89 (5.82%) Security Cleared
3 59 (3.86%) SC Cleared
4 46 (3.01%) ITIL Certification
5 44 (2.88%) Computer Science Degree
6 28 (1.83%) Cisco Certification
6 28 (1.83%) DV Cleared
7 27 (1.76%) Microsoft Certification
8 22 (1.44%) CISSP
9 20 (1.31%) MCSA
10 19 (1.24%) PMI Certification
11 14 (0.92%) MCSE
12 12 (0.78%) ISTQB
12 12 (0.78%) MCP
13 11 (0.72%) CCIE
13 11 (0.72%) CCNA
13 11 (0.72%) CISA
13 11 (0.72%) CISM
13 11 (0.72%) ISEB
14 10 (0.65%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 98 (6.41%) QA
2 89 (5.82%) SLA
3 34 (2.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 30 (1.96%) GDPR
5 21 (1.37%) Data Quality
6 19 (1.24%) PCI DSS
7 10 (0.65%) PMO
8 8 (0.52%) COBIT
9 6 (0.39%) NCSC
10 5 (0.33%) Cyber Essentials
10 5 (0.33%) PMBOK
11 4 (0.26%) ISO 9001
11 4 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 4 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 3 (0.20%) ISO 13485
12 3 (0.20%) NIST
13 2 (0.13%) DICOM
13 2 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 2 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27005
13 2 (0.13%) NEBOSH
System Software
1 141 (9.22%) Docker
2 104 (6.80%) Active Directory
3 53 (3.46%) VMware Infrastructure
4 26 (1.70%) Hyper-V
5 14 (0.92%) VMware ESXi
6 12 (0.78%) vSphere
7 11 (0.72%) Virtual Machines
8 10 (0.65%) Virtual Servers
8 10 (0.65%) VMware NSX
8 10 (0.65%) XenApp
9 8 (0.52%) XenDesktop
10 5 (0.33%) Microcode
10 5 (0.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 4 (0.26%) Firmware
12 3 (0.20%) LXC
12 3 (0.20%) Virtual Desktop
13 2 (0.13%) NFS
13 2 (0.13%) vCloud
13 2 (0.13%) VMware Server
14 1 (0.065%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 117 (7.65%) Kubernetes
2 106 (6.93%) Terraform
3 81 (5.29%) Ansible
4 73 (4.77%) Puppet
5 53 (3.46%) Opscode Chef
6 29 (1.90%) Microsoft Intune
7 24 (1.57%) Istio
8 19 (1.24%) SCCM
9 8 (0.52%) HP Data Protector
9 8 (0.52%) Prometheus
9 8 (0.52%) SCOM
10 7 (0.46%) Nagios
11 6 (0.39%) Single Sign-On
12 5 (0.33%) AirWatch
12 5 (0.33%) Kibana
13 4 (0.26%) Automic
13 4 (0.26%) Consul
13 4 (0.26%) logstash
13 4 (0.26%) vCenter Server
14 3 (0.20%) Grafana
Vendors
1 349 (22.81%) Microsoft
2 82 (5.36%) VMware
3 67 (4.38%) SAP
4 50 (3.27%) Salesforce.com
5 47 (3.07%) Oracle
6 43 (2.81%) Cisco
7 34 (2.22%) Google
8 26 (1.70%) Citrix
9 23 (1.50%) Juniper
10 20 (1.31%) HP
11 18 (1.18%) Teradata
12 16 (1.05%) Atlassian
12 16 (1.05%) Red Hat
13 13 (0.85%) Hitachi
13 13 (0.85%) ServiceNow
13 13 (0.85%) Splunk
14 12 (0.78%) Dell
14 12 (0.78%) IBM
15 11 (0.72%) Ceridian
15 11 (0.72%) MuleSoft