Period
to 24 May 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 24 May 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Continual Improvement
UK
6 months to
24 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 72 89 100
Rank change year-on-year +17 +11 +1
Permanent jobs citing Continuous Improvement 5,542 5,948 5,145
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.82% 3.45% 3.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.16% 3.76% 3.32%
Number of salaries quoted 3,432 4,035 3,634
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £51,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +1.94% +6.19%
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -

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 133,252 158,348 154,932
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.75% 91.83% 91.49%
Number of salaries quoted 104,246 127,450 127,097
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,250 £27,790
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £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 24 May 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 24 May 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 +16 5,106 £53,000 +0.95% 234
UK excluding London +17 3,395 £50,000 - 197
London +1 2,027 £62,500 - 53
South East +18 951 £55,000 +10.00% 41
North of England +29 842 £45,000 -10.00% 49
North West +25 502 £45,000 -10.00% 28
Midlands -7 484 £47,500 - 29
South West -3 424 £45,000 -10.00% 37
East of England +28 341 £50,000 -9.09% 25
West Midlands -20 338 £47,500 -5.00% 22
Yorkshire +7 291 £47,500 - 18
Scotland +39 260 £45,000 -2.70% 9
East Midlands +13 146 £37,500 -11.76% 7
Wales -21 93 £44,000 +9.43% 6
North East +16 49 £40,000 -10.61% 3
Isle of Man - 9 £55,000 - 1
Northern Ireland -36 7 £30,500 -9.29%

For the 6 months to 24 May 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 2,688 (48.50%) Agile Software Development
2 1,310 (23.64%) Finance
3 1,025 (18.50%) Microsoft
4 1,021 (18.42%) Degree
5 920 (16.60%) Scrum
6 874 (15.77%) Problem-Solving
7 853 (15.39%) Software Engineering
8 840 (15.16%) Java
9 798 (14.40%) SQL
10 771 (13.91%) DevOps
11 767 (13.84%) ITIL
12 763 (13.77%) Mentoring
13 723 (13.05%) JavaScript
14 720 (12.99%) QA
15 718 (12.96%) C#
16 659 (11.89%) .NET
17 657 (11.85%) Analytical Skills
18 656 (11.84%) Project Management
19 650 (11.73%) SQL Server
20 637 (11.49%) Test Automation
21 601 (10.84%) Microsoft Azure
22 591 (10.66%) Change Management
23 587 (10.59%) Amazon AWS
24 578 (10.43%) Coaching
25 563 (10.16%) Management Information System
26 559 (10.09%) Information Security
26 559 (10.09%) Continuous Integration
27 539 (9.73%) TDD
28 532 (9.60%) Windows
29 530 (9.56%) Stakeholder Management

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
1 237 (4.28%) SharePoint
2 107 (1.93%) Confluence
3 78 (1.41%) IIS
4 77 (1.39%) MS Exchange
5 72 (1.30%) CMS
6 67 (1.21%) Elasticsearch
7 61 (1.10%) Apache Spark
8 51 (0.92%) Apache
9 47 (0.85%) Tomcat
10 43 (0.78%) WebSphere
11 40 (0.72%) Skype for Business
12 26 (0.47%) SharePoint 2010
13 23 (0.42%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 23 (0.42%) SAS
14 22 (0.40%) BizTalk Server
14 22 (0.40%) Sitecore CMS
15 19 (0.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 18 (0.32%) Documentum
17 17 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2007
18 15 (0.27%) Drupal
Applications
1 281 (5.07%) Microsoft Office
2 168 (3.03%) Microsoft Excel
3 78 (1.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 68 (1.23%) Microsoft Project
5 67 (1.21%) MS Visio
6 20 (0.36%) Sketch
7 19 (0.34%) Photoshop
8 16 (0.29%) Adobe Illustrator
9 15 (0.27%) InVision
10 12 (0.22%) Adobe XD
11 11 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 11 (0.20%) InDesign
12 9 (0.16%) OmniGraffle
13 8 (0.14%) UXPin
14 7 (0.13%) Chatbot
15 6 (0.11%) Acrobat
15 6 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
16 4 (0.072%) AutoCAD
16 4 (0.072%) Flinto
16 4 (0.072%) Marvel
Business Applications
1 108 (1.95%) Temenos T24
2 90 (1.62%) thinkFolio
3 51 (0.92%) Dynamics CRM
4 27 (0.49%) Remedy ITSM
5 23 (0.42%) SAP FI
6 22 (0.40%) SAP CO
6 22 (0.40%) SAP FI/CO
7 20 (0.36%) SAP ERP
8 18 (0.32%) SAP Hybris
9 17 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
9 17 (0.31%) Dynamics GP
10 16 (0.29%) SAP S/4HANA
11 15 (0.27%) SAP HCM
12 14 (0.25%) SAP BPC
12 14 (0.25%) SAP HR
13 12 (0.22%) Endur
13 12 (0.22%) SAP SD
14 11 (0.20%) NetSuite
14 11 (0.20%) SAP CRM
15 9 (0.16%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 601 (10.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 587 (10.59%) Amazon AWS
3 290 (5.23%) Office 365
4 219 (3.95%) SaaS
5 138 (2.49%) PaaS
6 105 (1.89%) IaaS
6 105 (1.89%) Serverless
7 102 (1.84%) Google Cloud Platform
8 95 (1.71%) Amazon S3
9 89 (1.61%) Power Platform
10 87 (1.57%) AWS Lambda
11 77 (1.39%) Amazon EC2
12 63 (1.14%) AWS CloudFormation
13 57 (1.03%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 56 (1.01%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 54 (0.97%) GitHub
16 48 (0.87%) Amazon SQS
17 41 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
18 38 (0.69%) Amazon Kinesis
19 36 (0.65%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 240 (4.33%) Firewall
2 207 (3.74%) DNS
3 154 (2.78%) Broadband
4 126 (2.27%) DHCP
4 126 (2.27%) LAN
5 120 (2.17%) WAN
6 104 (1.88%) HTTP
6 104 (1.88%) Internet
7 85 (1.53%) TCP/IP
8 73 (1.32%) VPN
9 65 (1.17%) Wireless
10 59 (1.06%) SAN
11 49 (0.88%) Skype
12 48 (0.87%) SSL
13 47 (0.85%) Network Security
14 45 (0.81%) Cisco ASA
15 43 (0.78%) Intranet
16 41 (0.74%) VoIP
17 39 (0.70%) VLAN
18 38 (0.69%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 650 (11.73%) SQL Server
2 176 (3.18%) Relational Database
3 157 (2.83%) Big Data
4 137 (2.47%) NoSQL
5 136 (2.45%) MySQL
6 119 (2.15%) Data Warehouse
7 107 (1.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 106 (1.91%) MongoDB
9 82 (1.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 80 (1.44%) Power BI
11 79 (1.43%) PostgreSQL
11 79 (1.43%) SQL Server 2012
12 66 (1.19%) Amazon RDS
13 60 (1.08%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 44 (0.79%) DB2
15 41 (0.74%) BusinessObjects
15 41 (0.74%) Hadoop
16 37 (0.67%) SQL Server 2008
17 36 (0.65%) QlikView
18 31 (0.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 417 (7.52%) Git (software)
2 356 (6.42%) JIRA
3 282 (5.09%) Jenkins
4 217 (3.92%) Selenium
5 159 (2.87%) Team Foundation Server
6 119 (2.15%) TeamCity
7 115 (2.08%) Cucumber
8 102 (1.84%) Maven
9 93 (1.68%) Visual Studio
10 78 (1.41%) Octopus Deploy
11 77 (1.39%) Visual Studio Team System
12 71 (1.28%) Jasmine
13 67 (1.21%) Grunt
14 66 (1.19%) JUnit
15 64 (1.15%) gulp
15 64 (1.15%) Mocha
16 57 (1.03%) WebDriver
17 53 (0.96%) Hudson
18 52 (0.94%) Bitbucket
18 52 (0.94%) SoapUI
General
1 1,310 (23.64%) Finance
2 456 (8.23%) Banking
3 340 (6.13%) Retail
4 258 (4.66%) Marketing
5 228 (4.11%) Games
6 183 (3.30%) Legal
7 161 (2.91%) Telecoms
8 122 (2.20%) Manufacturing
9 86 (1.55%) Billing
10 72 (1.30%) Front Office
10 72 (1.30%) Law
11 68 (1.23%) Back Office
12 53 (0.96%) Advertising
13 49 (0.88%) Financial Institution
14 38 (0.69%) Publishing
15 34 (0.61%) German Language
16 32 (0.58%) Aerospace
17 27 (0.49%) Local Government
18 24 (0.43%) Military
19 23 (0.42%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 1,051 (18.96%) Developer
2 818 (14.76%) Analyst
3 283 (5.11%) Business Analyst
4 260 (4.69%) Architect
5 247 (4.46%) Senior Developer
6 237 (4.28%) Project Manager
7 233 (4.20%) .NET Developer
8 187 (3.37%) Java Developer
9 183 (3.30%) Delivery Manager
10 182 (3.28%) Service Manager
11 181 (3.27%) IT Manager
12 180 (3.25%) C# Developer
12 180 (3.25%) Software Engineer
13 154 (2.78%) Scrum Master
14 140 (2.53%) C# .NET Developer
15 131 (2.36%) Team Leader
16 122 (2.20%) DevOps Engineer
16 122 (2.20%) Senior Analyst
17 120 (2.17%) Applications Support
18 117 (2.11%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 659 (11.89%) .NET
2 408 (7.36%) HTML
3 391 (7.06%) CSS
4 386 (6.96%) AngularJS
5 322 (5.81%) React
6 300 (5.41%) Web Services
7 260 (4.69%) ASP.NET
8 259 (4.67%) REST
9 211 (3.81%) Spring
10 196 (3.54%) Node.js
11 168 (3.03%) RESTful
12 167 (3.01%) HTML5
13 151 (2.72%) .NET Framework
14 141 (2.54%) Vue.js
15 138 (2.49%) jQuery
16 135 (2.44%) WCF
17 133 (2.40%) XML
18 127 (2.29%) ASP.NET MVC
19 126 (2.27%) JSON
20 117 (2.11%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 657 (11.85%) Analytical Skills
2 563 (10.16%) Management Information System
3 374 (6.75%) User Experience
4 331 (5.97%) Self-Motivation
5 181 (3.27%) Data Centre
6 152 (2.74%) Fintech
7 145 (2.62%) Mobile App
8 118 (2.13%) Enterprise Software
9 108 (1.95%) Virtual Team
10 95 (1.71%) Fixed Income
11 86 (1.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 83 (1.50%) Equities
13 77 (1.39%) Data Structures
14 73 (1.32%) Algorithms
15 66 (1.19%) Public Cloud
16 63 (1.14%) Derivative
17 61 (1.10%) Greenfield Project
18 52 (0.94%) Driving Licence
19 49 (0.88%) CMDB
20 47 (0.85%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 532 (9.60%) Windows
2 429 (7.74%) Linux
3 190 (3.43%) Windows Server
4 158 (2.85%) Unix
5 123 (2.22%) Windows 10
6 85 (1.53%) Apple iOS
7 76 (1.37%) Windows Server 2012
8 73 (1.32%) Windows Server 2008
9 68 (1.23%) Windows 7
10 66 (1.19%) Android
11 34 (0.61%) Windows Server 2003
12 29 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 28 (0.51%) Mac OS
14 26 (0.47%) Windows 8
15 17 (0.31%) Ubuntu
16 11 (0.20%) CatOS
16 11 (0.20%) Solaris
17 9 (0.16%) AIX
17 9 (0.16%) Debian
18 7 (0.13%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,688 (48.50%) Agile Software Development
2 920 (16.60%) Scrum
3 874 (15.77%) Problem-Solving
4 853 (15.39%) Software Engineering
5 771 (13.91%) DevOps
6 767 (13.84%) ITIL
7 763 (13.77%) Mentoring
8 656 (11.84%) Project Management
9 637 (11.49%) Test Automation
10 591 (10.66%) Change Management
11 578 (10.43%) Coaching
12 559 (10.09%) Continuous Integration
12 559 (10.09%) Information Security
13 539 (9.73%) TDD
14 530 (9.56%) Stakeholder Management
15 527 (9.51%) Computer Science
16 524 (9.46%) Service Delivery
17 508 (9.17%) Decision-Making
18 507 (9.15%) SDLC
19 393 (7.09%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 840 (15.16%) Java
2 798 (14.40%) SQL
3 723 (13.05%) JavaScript
4 718 (12.96%) C#
5 364 (6.57%) Python
6 296 (5.34%) PowerShell
7 191 (3.45%) C++
8 139 (2.51%) C
9 117 (2.11%) TypeScript
10 101 (1.82%) PHP
11 79 (1.43%) T-SQL
12 65 (1.17%) Scala
13 64 (1.15%) Ruby
14 62 (1.12%) ES6
15 61 (1.10%) Bash Shell
16 59 (1.06%) Java 8
17 55 (0.99%) VB.NET
18 49 (0.88%) VB
19 47 (0.85%) PL/SQL
20 44 (0.79%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1,021 (18.42%) Degree
2 283 (5.11%) Security Cleared
3 178 (3.21%) SC Cleared
4 174 (3.14%) Computer Science Degree
5 127 (2.29%) ISTQB
6 126 (2.27%) ITIL Certification
7 124 (2.24%) Microsoft Certification
8 117 (2.11%) DV Cleared
9 114 (2.06%) Cisco Certification
10 109 (1.97%) ISEB
11 106 (1.91%) CISSP
12 81 (1.46%) CCNP
13 78 (1.41%) PMP
14 74 (1.34%) PMI Certification
15 62 (1.12%) CCNA
15 62 (1.12%) CISM
16 61 (1.10%) CISA
17 58 (1.05%) MCSE
18 47 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
19 43 (0.78%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 720 (12.99%) QA
2 312 (5.63%) SLA
3 222 (4.01%) GDPR
4 213 (3.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 105 (1.89%) PMO
6 92 (1.66%) Data Quality
7 69 (1.25%) ISO 9001
8 67 (1.21%) PCI DSS
9 38 (0.69%) COBIT
10 33 (0.60%) Cyber Essentials
11 31 (0.56%) MiFID
12 30 (0.54%) WAI
13 22 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 21 (0.38%) ISO 22301
15 20 (0.36%) ISAE 3402
16 19 (0.34%) HIPAA
16 19 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
17 16 (0.29%) GPG13
18 12 (0.22%) SSAE 16
19 8 (0.14%) PSD2
System Software
1 374 (6.75%) Active Directory
2 218 (3.93%) Docker
3 173 (3.12%) VMware Infrastructure
4 90 (1.62%) Hyper-V
5 42 (0.76%) XenApp
6 33 (0.60%) Terminal Server
7 31 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
8 30 (0.54%) vSphere
9 29 (0.52%) Virtual Machines
10 15 (0.27%) XenDesktop
11 14 (0.25%) BitLocker
11 14 (0.25%) Microsoft App-V
12 10 (0.18%) Virtual Servers
13 9 (0.16%) Virtual Desktop
14 7 (0.13%) Firmware
15 6 (0.11%) DFS Replication
15 6 (0.11%) VMware NSX
15 6 (0.11%) VMware Server
16 5 (0.090%) Terminal Services
17 4 (0.072%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 161 (2.91%) Ansible
2 154 (2.78%) Kubernetes
3 139 (2.51%) Puppet
4 113 (2.04%) SCCM
5 97 (1.75%) Opscode Chef
6 86 (1.55%) Terraform
7 60 (1.08%) HP ALM
8 43 (0.78%) HP Quality Center
9 32 (0.58%) Nagios
10 31 (0.56%) SCOM
11 25 (0.45%) CA Service Virtualization
11 25 (0.45%) WSUS
12 24 (0.43%) Kibana
13 19 (0.34%) Microsoft Intune
14 16 (0.29%) Packer
14 16 (0.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 15 (0.27%) FortiGate
15 15 (0.27%) Grafana
15 15 (0.27%) Prometheus
16 12 (0.22%) Control-M
Vendors
1 1,025 (18.50%) Microsoft
2 343 (6.19%) Oracle
3 267 (4.82%) SAP
4 256 (4.62%) VMware
5 198 (3.57%) Citrix
6 175 (3.16%) Cisco
7 137 (2.47%) HP
8 136 (2.45%) Salesforce.com
9 107 (1.93%) Splunk
10 94 (1.70%) Google
11 90 (1.62%) Charles River
12 87 (1.57%) Adobe
13 77 (1.39%) Cadence
14 70 (1.26%) ServiceNow
15 55 (0.99%) Atlassian
15 55 (0.99%) CheckPoint
16 49 (0.88%) CA
17 47 (0.85%) IBM
17 47 (0.85%) Tableau
18 45 (0.81%) AppDynamics