Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Continual Improvement
UK
6 months to
22 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 72 86 105
Rank change year-on-year +14 +19 -14
Permanent jobs citing Continuous Improvement 5,436 6,029 5,465
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.91% 3.62% 3.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.24% 3.95% 3.35%
Number of salaries quoted 3,488 3,913 3,807
UK median annual salary £52,500 £54,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.78% +2.86% +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,750 £31,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £83,600 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%

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 128,133 152,793 163,107
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.11% 91.76% 92.31%
Number of salaries quoted 100,524 121,643 128,866
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +4.17%
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,000 £28,000
90th Percentile £86,250 £82,500 £80,000
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 22 September 2019.

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 September 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 +12 4,999 £54,000 -1.82% 729
UK excluding London +6 3,468 £50,000 - 633
London +7 1,869 £62,500 -3.85% 191
South East -1 953 £55,000 - 154
North of England +41 930 £47,375 -0.26% 147
North West +21 499 £45,000 -8.16% 74
Midlands -16 470 £50,000 +5.26% 101
South West +38 447 £50,000 +4.71% 77
Yorkshire +53 394 £47,500 -5.00% 59
West Midlands -19 312 £50,000 +5.26% 63
East of England -8 304 £55,000 +10.00% 59
Scotland +5 236 £51,610 +21.44% 49
East Midlands +3 157 £50,000 +11.11% 38
Wales -5 119 £45,000 +11.91% 41
North East +16 37 £42,885 +10.67% 14
Northern Ireland -14 6 £28,750 -25.32% 3
Isle of Man - 6 £49,000 -
Channel Islands +10 5 - - 2

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 2,458 (45.22%) Agile Software Development
2 1,341 (24.67%) Finance
3 928 (17.07%) Microsoft
4 903 (16.61%) Problem-Solving
5 831 (15.29%) Scrum
6 827 (15.21%) Degree
7 825 (15.18%) Mentoring
8 808 (14.86%) DevOps
9 803 (14.77%) ITIL
10 768 (14.13%) SQL
11 720 (13.25%) C#
12 687 (12.64%) .NET
13 657 (12.09%) Java
14 652 (11.99%) Azure
15 651 (11.98%) JavaScript
16 650 (11.96%) Project Management
17 612 (11.26%) SQL Server
18 607 (11.17%) AWS
19 601 (11.06%) TDD
20 590 (10.85%) Analytical Skills
21 557 (10.25%) Software Engineering
22 538 (9.90%) Test Automation
23 530 (9.75%) Coaching
24 522 (9.60%) Windows
25 494 (9.09%) SDLC
26 484 (8.90%) Change Management
27 468 (8.61%) Service Delivery
27 468 (8.61%) Stakeholder Management
28 460 (8.46%) Service Management
29 444 (8.17%) Decision-Making

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
1 165 (3.04%) SharePoint
2 140 (2.58%) Confluence
3 81 (1.49%) CMS
4 73 (1.34%) Apache Spark
5 68 (1.25%) IIS
6 63 (1.16%) MS Exchange
7 50 (0.92%) Elasticsearch
8 48 (0.88%) WebSphere
9 40 (0.74%) Skype for Business
10 37 (0.68%) Apache
11 36 (0.66%) EPiServer
12 26 (0.48%) Sitecore CMS
13 17 (0.31%) Umbraco
14 16 (0.29%) ArcGIS
14 16 (0.29%) WordPress
15 15 (0.28%) IBM HTTP Server
15 15 (0.28%) SAS
15 15 (0.28%) SharePoint 2010
16 14 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2007
16 14 (0.26%) nginx
Applications
1 189 (3.48%) Microsoft Office
2 162 (2.98%) Microsoft Excel
3 65 (1.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 48 (0.88%) Microsoft Project
5 43 (0.79%) MS Visio
6 32 (0.59%) InVision
6 32 (0.59%) Sketch
7 23 (0.42%) OmniGraffle
8 13 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
9 12 (0.22%) Chatbot
10 6 (0.11%) Photoshop
11 5 (0.092%) GNU Octave
11 5 (0.092%) InDesign
12 4 (0.074%) Adobe Premiere
13 2 (0.037%) Acrobat
13 2 (0.037%) Adobe Illustrator
13 2 (0.037%) FileZilla
13 2 (0.037%) Flinto
13 2 (0.037%) Notepad++
14 1 (0.018%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 38 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 26 (0.48%) SAP ERP
3 25 (0.46%) Remedy ITSM
4 17 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
4 17 (0.31%) SAP Hybris
5 16 (0.29%) SAP S/4HANA
6 13 (0.24%) Dynamics GP
7 12 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
7 12 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
7 12 (0.22%) SAP IBP
7 12 (0.22%) SAP MM
7 12 (0.22%) Teamcenter
8 10 (0.18%) Magento
9 9 (0.17%) SAP APO
9 9 (0.17%) SAP FI
9 9 (0.17%) SAP PP
10 8 (0.15%) Endur
10 8 (0.15%) SAP CO
10 8 (0.15%) SAP FI/CO
10 8 (0.15%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 652 (11.99%) Azure
2 607 (11.17%) AWS
3 286 (5.26%) Office 365
4 220 (4.05%) SaaS
5 128 (2.35%) IaaS
6 122 (2.24%) GCP
7 112 (2.06%) PaaS
8 111 (2.04%) Power Platform
9 90 (1.66%) Serverless
10 65 (1.20%) GitHub
11 64 (1.18%) Cloud Computing
12 59 (1.09%) Dynamics 365
13 57 (1.05%) AWS Lambda
14 52 (0.96%) Amazon S3
15 43 (0.79%) Amazon EC2
16 38 (0.70%) AWS CloudFormation
17 35 (0.64%) OneDrive
18 32 (0.59%) Azure Active Directory
19 30 (0.55%) Adobe Creative Cloud
20 29 (0.53%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 235 (4.32%) Firewall
2 164 (3.02%) DNS
3 147 (2.70%) Broadband
4 146 (2.69%) WAN
5 144 (2.65%) Internet
6 139 (2.56%) LAN
7 126 (2.32%) DHCP
8 110 (2.02%) TCP/IP
9 107 (1.97%) Wireless
10 95 (1.75%) HTTP
11 86 (1.58%) Network Security
12 78 (1.43%) SAN
13 77 (1.42%) VPN
14 54 (0.99%) MPLS
15 47 (0.86%) Skype
16 45 (0.83%) SSL
17 37 (0.68%) VoIP
18 35 (0.64%) Intranet
18 35 (0.64%) OSPF
19 34 (0.63%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 612 (11.26%) SQL Server
2 210 (3.86%) Relational Database
3 156 (2.87%) Big Data
4 142 (2.61%) Data Warehouse
5 121 (2.23%) MySQL
6 119 (2.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 108 (1.99%) MongoDB
8 105 (1.93%) NoSQL
9 94 (1.73%) Power BI
10 92 (1.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 65 (1.20%) Hadoop
12 63 (1.16%) PostgreSQL
13 61 (1.12%) SQL Server 2012
14 52 (0.96%) Data Lake
15 45 (0.83%) Oracle Database
15 45 (0.83%) RDBMS
16 41 (0.75%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 32 (0.59%) Apache Hive
18 31 (0.57%) BusinessObjects
19 28 (0.52%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 361 (6.64%) Git (software)
2 342 (6.29%) JIRA
3 228 (4.19%) Jenkins
4 218 (4.01%) Selenium
5 128 (2.35%) Cucumber
6 108 (1.99%) Visual Studio
7 93 (1.71%) Jasmine
8 89 (1.64%) Maven
9 76 (1.40%) Team Foundation Server
10 75 (1.38%) Mocha
11 72 (1.32%) TeamCity
12 62 (1.14%) JUnit
13 61 (1.12%) Subversion
14 58 (1.07%) Bitbucket
14 58 (1.07%) Visual Studio Team System
15 55 (1.01%) Karma Test Runner
15 55 (1.01%) Protractor
16 54 (0.99%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 52 (0.96%) SpecFlow
17 52 (0.96%) WebDriver
General
1 1,341 (24.67%) Finance
2 295 (5.43%) Retail
3 280 (5.15%) Banking
4 251 (4.62%) Marketing
5 228 (4.19%) Telecoms
6 226 (4.16%) Public Sector
7 193 (3.55%) Legal
8 127 (2.34%) Manufacturing
9 121 (2.23%) Games
10 63 (1.16%) Law
11 51 (0.94%) Back Office
12 43 (0.79%) Front Office
13 40 (0.74%) Advertising
14 37 (0.68%) Financial Institution
15 35 (0.64%) Aerospace
16 34 (0.63%) Billing
16 34 (0.63%) Publishing
17 25 (0.46%) Electronics
18 24 (0.44%) Local Government
19 22 (0.40%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 963 (17.72%) Developer
2 584 (10.74%) Analyst
3 270 (4.97%) Senior Developer
4 246 (4.53%) Architect
5 199 (3.66%) Service Manager
6 187 (3.44%) Delivery Manager
7 185 (3.40%) Project Manager
8 170 (3.13%) IT Manager
9 167 (3.07%) .NET Developer
10 150 (2.76%) Software Engineer
11 149 (2.74%) DevOps Engineer
12 147 (2.70%) C# Developer
13 138 (2.54%) Java Developer
14 135 (2.48%) Scrum Master
15 125 (2.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 123 (2.26%) Team Leader
17 121 (2.23%) Business Analyst
17 121 (2.23%) Solutions Architect
18 120 (2.21%) Consultant
19 110 (2.02%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 687 (12.64%) .NET
2 400 (7.36%) HTML
3 360 (6.62%) CSS
4 284 (5.22%) Web Services
5 250 (4.60%) ASP.NET
6 246 (4.53%) React
7 237 (4.36%) AngularJS
8 228 (4.19%) REST
9 179 (3.29%) Node.js
10 162 (2.98%) HTML5
11 147 (2.70%) Spring
12 141 (2.59%) .NET Framework
13 136 (2.50%) RESTful
14 128 (2.35%) ASP.NET MVC
15 126 (2.32%) XML
16 116 (2.13%) WCF
17 112 (2.06%) ASP.NET Web API
18 102 (1.88%) .NET Core
19 98 (1.80%) JSON
20 97 (1.78%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 590 (10.85%) Analytical Skills
2 425 (7.82%) User Experience
3 395 (7.27%) Management Information System
4 253 (4.65%) Self-Motivation
5 155 (2.85%) Data Centre
6 107 (1.97%) Data Structures
6 107 (1.97%) Enterprise Software
7 105 (1.93%) Algorithms
8 95 (1.75%) Mobile App
9 90 (1.66%) Virtual Team
10 73 (1.34%) Greenfield Project
11 71 (1.31%) Public Cloud
12 64 (1.18%) Social Network
13 57 (1.05%) Cloud Native
14 47 (0.86%) e-Learning
15 45 (0.83%) CMDB
16 43 (0.79%) Client/Server
16 43 (0.79%) Robotics
17 39 (0.72%) Online Gambling
17 39 (0.72%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 522 (9.60%) Windows
2 411 (7.56%) Linux
3 182 (3.35%) Windows Server
4 167 (3.07%) Windows 10
5 159 (2.92%) Unix
6 85 (1.56%) Apple iOS
7 82 (1.51%) Windows 7
8 81 (1.49%) Android
8 81 (1.49%) Windows Server 2012
9 68 (1.25%) Windows Server 2008
10 46 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 46 (0.85%) Windows 8
11 37 (0.68%) Mac OS
12 24 (0.44%) Windows Server 2003
13 20 (0.37%) CatOS
14 19 (0.35%) CentOS
15 11 (0.20%) ThreadX
15 11 (0.20%) Ubuntu
16 10 (0.18%) zOS
17 9 (0.17%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,458 (45.22%) Agile Software Development
2 903 (16.61%) Problem-Solving
3 831 (15.29%) Scrum
4 825 (15.18%) Mentoring
5 808 (14.86%) DevOps
6 803 (14.77%) ITIL
7 650 (11.96%) Project Management
8 601 (11.06%) TDD
9 557 (10.25%) Software Engineering
10 538 (9.90%) Test Automation
11 530 (9.75%) Coaching
12 494 (9.09%) SDLC
13 484 (8.90%) Change Management
14 468 (8.61%) Service Delivery
14 468 (8.61%) Stakeholder Management
15 460 (8.46%) Service Management
16 444 (8.17%) Decision-Making
17 437 (8.04%) Continuous Integration
18 419 (7.71%) Information Security
19 370 (6.81%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 768 (14.13%) SQL
2 720 (13.25%) C#
3 657 (12.09%) Java
4 651 (11.98%) JavaScript
5 402 (7.40%) Python
6 218 (4.01%) PowerShell
7 212 (3.90%) C
8 144 (2.65%) TypeScript
9 134 (2.47%) C++
10 94 (1.73%) T-SQL
11 93 (1.71%) PHP
12 89 (1.64%) Scala
13 82 (1.51%) Ruby
14 70 (1.29%) ES6
15 63 (1.16%) Go
16 59 (1.09%) PL/SQL
17 55 (1.01%) Java 8
18 53 (0.97%) Kotlin
19 52 (0.96%) R
20 49 (0.90%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 827 (15.21%) Degree
2 243 (4.47%) Security Cleared
3 160 (2.94%) SC Cleared
4 136 (2.50%) CISSP
5 135 (2.48%) Cisco Certification
6 132 (2.43%) Microsoft Certification
7 122 (2.24%) DV Cleared
8 121 (2.23%) Computer Science Degree
9 120 (2.21%) ISTQB
10 104 (1.91%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 94 (1.73%) ITIL Certification
12 86 (1.58%) CISM
13 72 (1.32%) CCNP
13 72 (1.32%) MCSE
14 64 (1.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 54 (0.99%) CCNA
16 52 (0.96%) CISA
17 50 (0.92%) ISEB
18 34 (0.63%) PMI Certification
19 33 (0.61%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 434 (7.98%) QA
2 315 (5.79%) SLA
3 259 (4.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 121 (2.23%) PMO
5 114 (2.10%) GDPR
6 113 (2.08%) Data Quality
7 84 (1.55%) ISO 9001
8 71 (1.31%) PCI DSS
9 67 (1.23%) NIST
10 49 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 39 (0.72%) ISAE 3402
12 28 (0.52%) COBIT
12 28 (0.52%) Cyber Essentials
13 26 (0.48%) SSAE 16
14 22 (0.40%) ISO 22301
15 14 (0.26%) WAI
16 12 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 20000
17 11 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
18 8 (0.15%) NCSC
19 7 (0.13%) NEBOSH
System Software
1 358 (6.59%) Active Directory
2 241 (4.43%) Docker
3 167 (3.07%) VMware Infrastructure
4 73 (1.34%) Hyper-V
5 47 (0.86%) XenApp
6 41 (0.75%) vSphere
7 30 (0.55%) Virtual Machines
8 25 (0.46%) XenDesktop
9 23 (0.42%) Microsoft App-V
10 22 (0.40%) Virtual Desktop
10 22 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
11 13 (0.24%) Firmware
12 10 (0.18%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
12 10 (0.18%) VMware Server
13 9 (0.17%) BitLocker
13 9 (0.17%) HDFS
14 7 (0.13%) Terminal Services
14 7 (0.13%) Virtual Servers
15 6 (0.11%) Varnish
16 5 (0.092%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 210 (3.86%) Kubernetes
2 182 (3.35%) Ansible
3 144 (2.65%) Puppet
4 124 (2.28%) SCCM
5 116 (2.13%) Opscode Chef
6 96 (1.77%) Terraform
7 35 (0.64%) Istio
8 33 (0.61%) HP Quality Center
9 30 (0.55%) HP ALM
10 28 (0.52%) CA Service Virtualization
11 26 (0.48%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 24 (0.44%) Microsoft Intune
13 23 (0.42%) WSUS
14 22 (0.40%) FortiGate
14 22 (0.40%) Kibana
15 19 (0.35%) SCOM
16 17 (0.31%) Nessus
17 16 (0.29%) Grafana
17 16 (0.29%) RANCID
18 15 (0.28%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 928 (17.07%) Microsoft
2 301 (5.54%) Oracle
3 264 (4.86%) SAP
4 233 (4.29%) VMware
5 213 (3.92%) Citrix
6 184 (3.38%) Salesforce.com
7 169 (3.11%) Cisco
8 106 (1.95%) Google
9 98 (1.80%) ServiceNow
10 97 (1.78%) HP
11 80 (1.47%) Apple
12 72 (1.32%) Splunk
13 64 (1.18%) Adobe
13 64 (1.18%) Atlassian
14 49 (0.90%) Red Hat
15 48 (0.88%) Informatica
16 47 (0.86%) WorldPay
17 41 (0.75%) Juniper
17 41 (0.75%) Tealium
18 39 (0.72%) IBM