Period
to 15 June 2021

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 15 June 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Continual Improvement
UK
6 months to
15 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 70 84 73
Rank change year-on-year +14 -11 +16
Permanent jobs citing Continuous Improvement 4,136 2,982 5,515
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 4.10% 3.56% 3.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.40% 3.85% 4.16%
Number of salaries quoted 2,353 2,159 3,513
10th Percentile £33,000 £34,636 £32,500
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,500 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £67,500 £68,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £51,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -2.91% +3.00% -

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 94,023 77,381 132,645
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 93.12% 92.34% 92.33%
Number of salaries quoted 66,030 62,195 105,225
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £73,750 £70,000
90th Percentile £91,250 £90,000 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,900 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.95% +5.56% -

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 15 June 2021.

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 15 June 2021. 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 +10 3,600 £55,000 - 693
UK excluding London -2 2,186 £50,000 -2.91% 552
London +33 1,592 £65,000 +8.33% 195
Work from Home +42 614 £60,000 +14.29% 119
South East -12 557 £55,000 -4.35% 105
North of England +7 494 £50,750 -2.40% 163
Midlands -12 427 £50,000 - 109
West Midlands -9 322 £52,000 +4.00% 78
South West -6 301 £47,500 - 58
North West +25 257 £52,500 - 94
Yorkshire -22 177 £50,000 -4.76% 42
East of England -9 172 £55,000 +10.00% 59
Scotland -5 147 £50,000 +17.65% 36
East Midlands -16 102 £44,000 -7.37% 30
Wales +37 86 £44,361 +16.74% 19
North East +8 60 £48,750 +47.73% 27
Northern Ireland -6 15 £34,000 - 3
Channel Islands - 3 - -

For the 6 months to 15 June 2021, 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 1,954 (47.24%) Agile Software Development
2 1,325 (32.04%) Social Skills
3 883 (21.35%) Finance
4 824 (19.92%) DevOps
5 787 (19.03%) Azure
6 782 (18.91%) AWS
7 772 (18.67%) Microsoft
8 748 (18.09%) Problem-Solving
9 674 (16.30%) C#
10 596 (14.41%) Scrum
10 596 (14.41%) Software Engineering
11 590 (14.26%) Test Automation
12 588 (14.22%) Mentoring
13 573 (13.85%) JavaScript
14 567 (13.71%) SQL
15 557 (13.47%) .NET
16 516 (12.48%) Java
17 506 (12.23%) Degree
18 499 (12.06%) Coaching
19 494 (11.94%) TDD
20 492 (11.90%) Project Management
21 449 (10.86%) Analytical Skills
22 434 (10.49%) QA
23 425 (10.28%) Docker
24 419 (10.13%) Continuous Integration
25 412 (9.96%) Python
26 407 (9.84%) Windows
27 391 (9.45%) User Experience
28 388 (9.38%) Git (software)
29 384 (9.28%) ITIL

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
1 113 (2.73%) SharePoint
2 85 (2.06%) Confluence
3 69 (1.67%) Elasticsearch
4 56 (1.35%) Apache
5 46 (1.11%) CMS
6 31 (0.75%) IIS
7 30 (0.73%) MS Exchange
8 29 (0.70%) Apache Spark
9 28 (0.68%) BizTalk Server
10 23 (0.56%) OpenStack
10 23 (0.56%) WordPress
11 22 (0.53%) Oracle Coherence
12 20 (0.48%) JBoss
13 19 (0.46%) Tomcat
14 14 (0.34%) Skype for Business
15 12 (0.29%) WebSphere
15 12 (0.29%) WebSphere Application Server
16 8 (0.19%) Jupyter
16 8 (0.19%) Umbraco
17 7 (0.17%) Headless CMS
Applications
1 192 (4.64%) Microsoft Office
2 144 (3.48%) Microsoft Excel
3 52 (1.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 33 (0.80%) Microsoft Project
5 32 (0.77%) Spreadsheet
6 24 (0.58%) MS Visio
7 11 (0.27%) Simulink
7 11 (0.27%) Sketch
8 7 (0.17%) Figma
9 6 (0.15%) AutoCAD
9 6 (0.15%) Revit
10 4 (0.097%) InfoPath
10 4 (0.097%) MadCap Flare
10 4 (0.097%) Zeplin
11 3 (0.073%) SPSS
11 3 (0.073%) Windchill
12 2 (0.048%) Chatbot
12 2 (0.048%) InVision
12 2 (0.048%) OmniGraffle
12 2 (0.048%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 62 (1.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 23 (0.56%) NetSuite
2 23 (0.56%) Remedy ITSM
3 22 (0.53%) Distributed Ledger
4 21 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
5 16 (0.39%) SAP ERP
5 16 (0.39%) SAP S/4HANA
6 15 (0.36%) SAP MM
7 14 (0.34%) Oracle ERP
8 13 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
9 12 (0.29%) PeopleSoft HCM
9 12 (0.29%) SAP SCM
10 9 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
10 9 (0.22%) Shopify
11 6 (0.15%) SAP SD
12 4 (0.097%) Advent Moxy
12 4 (0.097%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
12 4 (0.097%) Magento
12 4 (0.097%) Primavera
12 4 (0.097%) SAP CAR
Cloud Services
1 787 (19.03%) Azure
2 782 (18.91%) AWS
3 280 (6.77%) Microsoft 365
4 220 (5.32%) SaaS
5 182 (4.40%) Serverless
6 170 (4.11%) GCP
7 160 (3.87%) Power Platform
8 94 (2.27%) PaaS
9 89 (2.15%) Azure Active Directory
10 79 (1.91%) GitHub
11 75 (1.81%) Dynamics 365
12 68 (1.64%) AWS Lambda
13 57 (1.38%) npm
14 56 (1.35%) IaaS
15 52 (1.26%) AWS CloudFormation
16 51 (1.23%) Amazon S3
17 47 (1.14%) PowerApps
18 40 (0.97%) Azure Functions
19 39 (0.94%) Amazon EC2
19 39 (0.94%) Amazon EKS
Communications & Networking
1 181 (4.38%) Firewall
2 134 (3.24%) HTTP
3 109 (2.64%) DNS
4 84 (2.03%) Internet
5 73 (1.76%) DHCP
6 70 (1.69%) WAN
7 67 (1.62%) VPN
8 64 (1.55%) TCP/IP
9 53 (1.28%) LAN
10 50 (1.21%) Wireless
11 37 (0.89%) Broadband
12 34 (0.82%) VLAN
13 30 (0.73%) Network Security
14 26 (0.63%) BGP
14 26 (0.63%) OSPF
15 24 (0.58%) MPLS
16 23 (0.56%) Modbus
17 21 (0.51%) Ethernet
17 21 (0.51%) SAN
17 21 (0.51%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 375 (9.07%) SQL Server
2 208 (5.03%) Relational Database
3 187 (4.52%) NoSQL
4 164 (3.97%) PostgreSQL
5 145 (3.51%) MongoDB
5 145 (3.51%) MySQL
6 125 (3.02%) Power BI
7 113 (2.73%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 88 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
9 85 (2.06%) Big Data
10 82 (1.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 78 (1.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 65 (1.57%) Tableau
13 64 (1.55%) Redis
14 52 (1.26%) Apache Cassandra
15 50 (1.21%) RDBMS
16 44 (1.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 38 (0.92%) Data Mining
18 34 (0.82%) Oracle Database
19 32 (0.77%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 388 (9.38%) Git (software)
2 229 (5.54%) Jenkins
3 228 (5.51%) JIRA
4 158 (3.82%) Selenium
5 127 (3.07%) TeamCity
6 88 (2.13%) Cucumber
7 87 (2.10%) SpecFlow
8 86 (2.08%) NUnit
9 72 (1.74%) JUnit
10 59 (1.43%) Maven
11 58 (1.40%) MSTest
11 58 (1.40%) Octopus Deploy
12 55 (1.33%) Visual Studio Team System
13 52 (1.26%) Team Foundation Server
14 51 (1.23%) Cypress.io
15 45 (1.09%) Bitbucket
15 45 (1.09%) WebDriver
16 42 (1.02%) GitLab
17 41 (0.99%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 38 (0.92%) IntelliJ
General
1 1,325 (32.04%) Social Skills
2 883 (21.35%) Finance
3 449 (10.86%) Analytical Skills
4 252 (6.09%) Marketing
5 243 (5.88%) Retail
6 189 (4.57%) Games
7 183 (4.42%) Influencing Skills
8 179 (4.33%) Organisational Skills
9 139 (3.36%) Manufacturing
10 134 (3.24%) Legal
11 125 (3.02%) Banking
12 117 (2.83%) Law
13 116 (2.80%) Presentation Skills
14 107 (2.59%) Public Sector
15 96 (2.32%) Telecoms
16 60 (1.45%) Advertising
16 60 (1.45%) Pharmaceutical
17 59 (1.43%) Electronics
18 46 (1.11%) Aerospace
18 46 (1.11%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 711 (17.19%) Developer
2 380 (9.19%) Analyst
3 351 (8.49%) Software Engineer
4 185 (4.47%) DevOps Engineer
5 165 (3.99%) Senior Developer
6 144 (3.48%) Test Engineer
7 142 (3.43%) Senior Software Engineer
8 135 (3.26%) Delivery Manager
9 124 (3.00%) Software Developer
10 115 (2.78%) Service Manager
11 108 (2.61%) Scrum Master
12 105 (2.54%) C# Developer
12 105 (2.54%) Project Manager
13 104 (2.51%) IT Manager
14 103 (2.49%) Consultant
15 96 (2.32%) Senior DevOps
16 94 (2.27%) Java Developer
17 93 (2.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
18 92 (2.22%) Architect
19 86 (2.08%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 557 (13.47%) .NET
2 323 (7.81%) REST
3 303 (7.33%) React
4 253 (6.12%) CSS
5 249 (6.02%) HTML
6 241 (5.83%) Web Services
7 240 (5.80%) RESTful
8 218 (5.27%) Node.js
9 195 (4.71%) .NET Core
10 187 (4.52%) Kafka
11 186 (4.50%) .NET Framework
12 162 (3.92%) AngularJS
13 120 (2.90%) Spring
14 105 (2.54%) ASP.NET
15 90 (2.18%) JSON
16 87 (2.10%) ASP.NET Web API
17 86 (2.08%) HTML5
18 84 (2.03%) Entity Framework
19 81 (1.96%) GraphQL
20 69 (1.67%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 391 (9.45%) User Experience
2 246 (5.95%) Management Information System
3 133 (3.22%) Mobile App
4 124 (3.00%) Self-Motivation
5 110 (2.66%) Greenfield Project
6 101 (2.44%) Blog
6 101 (2.44%) Cloud Native
7 96 (2.32%) Algorithms
8 80 (1.93%) EPoS
9 75 (1.81%) Public Cloud
10 61 (1.47%) Data Centre
11 60 (1.45%) Social Media
12 52 (1.26%) Life Science
13 51 (1.23%) Virtual Team
14 50 (1.21%) Data Structures
15 47 (1.14%) Reinsurance
16 40 (0.97%) Hybrid Cloud
16 40 (0.97%) N-Tier
17 37 (0.89%) Robotics
18 33 (0.80%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 407 (9.84%) Windows
2 358 (8.66%) Linux
3 126 (3.05%) Windows Server
4 108 (2.61%) Android
5 68 (1.64%) Apple iOS
5 68 (1.64%) Windows 10
6 56 (1.35%) Unix
7 44 (1.06%) Windows Server 2012
8 33 (0.80%) Ubuntu
9 31 (0.75%) Windows Server 2019
10 26 (0.63%) CentOS
11 25 (0.60%) Mac OS
11 25 (0.60%) Windows Server 2016
12 13 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 10 (0.24%) SUSE
14 9 (0.22%) Windows Server 2008
15 8 (0.19%) Embedded Linux
15 8 (0.19%) Mac OS X
15 8 (0.19%) Windows 7
16 2 (0.048%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,954 (47.24%) Agile Software Development
2 824 (19.92%) DevOps
3 748 (18.09%) Problem-Solving
4 596 (14.41%) Scrum
4 596 (14.41%) Software Engineering
5 590 (14.26%) Test Automation
6 588 (14.22%) Mentoring
7 499 (12.06%) Coaching
8 494 (11.94%) TDD
9 492 (11.90%) Project Management
10 419 (10.13%) Continuous Integration
11 384 (9.28%) ITIL
12 381 (9.21%) Microservices
13 363 (8.78%) SDLC
14 321 (7.76%) Analytics
15 285 (6.89%) Stakeholder Management
16 280 (6.77%) Service Delivery
17 272 (6.58%) Computer Science
18 252 (6.09%) BDD
19 251 (6.07%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 674 (16.30%) C#
2 573 (13.85%) JavaScript
3 567 (13.71%) SQL
4 516 (12.48%) Java
5 412 (9.96%) Python
6 230 (5.56%) TypeScript
7 195 (4.71%) PowerShell
8 138 (3.34%) C++
9 135 (3.26%) C
10 122 (2.95%) Bash Shell
11 111 (2.68%) PHP
12 101 (2.44%) T-SQL
13 92 (2.22%) Scala
14 65 (1.57%) Go
15 47 (1.14%) Kotlin
16 41 (0.99%) ES6
16 41 (0.99%) Shell Script
17 38 (0.92%) PL/SQL
18 37 (0.89%) Java 8
19 34 (0.82%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 506 (12.23%) Degree
2 195 (4.71%) Security Cleared
3 126 (3.05%) SC Cleared
4 102 (2.47%) Computer Science Degree
5 84 (2.03%) ISTQB
6 74 (1.79%) ISEB
7 71 (1.72%) CISSP
8 66 (1.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 65 (1.57%) ITIL Certification
10 49 (1.18%) CISM
11 45 (1.09%) AWS Certification
12 38 (0.92%) DV Cleared
13 35 (0.85%) BPSS Clearance
13 35 (0.85%) HNC
14 33 (0.80%) Master's Degree
14 33 (0.80%) Microsoft Certification
15 30 (0.73%) Cisco Certification
16 27 (0.65%) CISA
16 27 (0.65%) HND
17 18 (0.44%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 434 (10.49%) QA
2 172 (4.16%) SLA
3 114 (2.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 104 (2.51%) GDPR
5 95 (2.30%) PMO
6 63 (1.52%) Data Quality
7 50 (1.21%) NIST
8 42 (1.02%) PCI DSS
9 37 (0.89%) GRC
10 35 (0.85%) Accessibility
10 35 (0.85%) Cyber Essentials
11 25 (0.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 23 (0.56%) COBIT
13 21 (0.51%) NEBOSH
14 20 (0.48%) ISO 9001
15 16 (0.39%) GMP
16 14 (0.34%) Actionable Recommendations
17 11 (0.27%) OASIS TOSCA
18 10 (0.24%) HIPAA
18 10 (0.24%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 425 (10.28%) Docker
2 236 (5.71%) Active Directory
3 110 (2.66%) VMware Infrastructure
4 53 (1.28%) Hyper-V
5 28 (0.68%) vSphere
6 22 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
7 21 (0.51%) RHEV
8 17 (0.41%) Virtual Desktop
9 16 (0.39%) Firmware
10 15 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
11 14 (0.34%) Virtual Servers
12 12 (0.29%) KVM
13 11 (0.27%) VMware NSX
14 7 (0.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 4 (0.097%) Apache ZooKeeper
15 4 (0.097%) Forefront TMG
15 4 (0.097%) HDFS
15 4 (0.097%) Shibboleth
16 2 (0.048%) BitLocker
16 2 (0.048%) Snort
Systems Management
1 378 (9.14%) Kubernetes
2 303 (7.33%) Terraform
3 175 (4.23%) Ansible
4 114 (2.76%) Puppet
5 112 (2.71%) Opscode Chef
6 58 (1.40%) Microsoft Intune
7 47 (1.14%) SCCM
8 35 (0.85%) Prometheus
8 35 (0.85%) Single Sign-On
9 33 (0.80%) Grafana
10 25 (0.60%) Packer
11 18 (0.44%) Jamf Pro
11 18 (0.44%) Rundeck
12 16 (0.39%) vCenter Server
13 14 (0.34%) Istio
14 13 (0.31%) BMC PATROL
14 13 (0.31%) Fortio
14 13 (0.31%) Kiali
14 13 (0.31%) SCOM
15 12 (0.29%) Rancher
Vendors
1 772 (18.67%) Microsoft
2 162 (3.92%) VMware
3 157 (3.80%) Google
4 120 (2.90%) Oracle
5 117 (2.83%) SAP
6 105 (2.54%) Salesforce.com
7 79 (1.91%) Cisco
8 62 (1.50%) Samsung
9 42 (1.02%) Splunk
10 41 (0.99%) Meraki
10 41 (0.99%) ServiceNow
11 38 (0.92%) Citrix
12 37 (0.89%) Red Hat
13 35 (0.85%) Remedy
14 32 (0.77%) PagerDuty
14 32 (0.77%) Spotify
15 29 (0.70%) JD Edwards
16 27 (0.65%) Apple
16 27 (0.65%) Atlassian
17 24 (0.58%) Cadence