Continual Improvement
UK

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 2024 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

6 months to
24 May 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 34 66 60
Rank change year-on-year +32 -6 +15
Permanent jobs citing Continuous Improvement 5,854 4,671 9,041
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 5.78% 4.76% 5.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.83% 4.98% 5.75%
Number of salaries quoted 3,238 2,683 3,848
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,569 £36,250
25th Percentile £42,000 £41,875 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £60,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -4.17% - +9.09%
75th Percentile £75,000 £77,500 £76,313
90th Percentile £95,000 £96,250 £91,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £54,941
% change year-on-year - -4.44% +9.88%

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK

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.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 85,719 93,735 157,244
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 84.61% 95.58% 95.84%
Number of salaries quoted 60,185 55,235 82,763
10th Percentile £29,250 £34,000 £33,500
25th Percentile £40,000 £45,000 £43,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £61,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -9.84% +1.67% +9.09%
75th Percentile £72,500 £81,250 £80,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £100,000 £96,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year -9.09% +4.76% +9.38%

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 24 May 2024.

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 24 May 2024. 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
Jobs
UK excluding London +32 4,566 £52,500 - 1,945
England +28 4,400 £57,500 -4.17% 2,449
Work from Home +6 1,621 £62,250 +8.26% 860
Scotland +42 1,049 £55,000 -9.12% 142
London +9 1,034 £73,000 +0.69% 744
North of England +43 953 £52,500 +5.00% 457
Midlands +19 953 £52,500 +2.44% 336
South East +2 733 £52,500 -12.50% 553
West Midlands +20 727 £53,500 +1.90% 204
North West +40 520 £51,674 -3.76% 256
South West +11 455 £52,396 -0.20% 208
Yorkshire +41 324 £60,000 +14.29% 141
East of England +3 236 £55,000 +15.79% 221
East Midlands +14 215 £47,500 -5.00% 125
Wales +57 159 £51,997 +16.41% 68
North East +25 109 £45,000 +16.88% 70
Northern Ireland +46 32 £67,500 +50.00% 18
Channel Islands - 1 £85,000 -

Continuous Improvement
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 216 (3.69%) Apache Spark
2 159 (2.72%) SharePoint
3 128 (2.19%) Microsoft Exchange
4 124 (2.12%) Confluence
5 82 (1.40%) Apache
6 35 (0.60%) FileNet
6 35 (0.60%) SAS
7 26 (0.44%) CMS
8 21 (0.36%) IIS
9 16 (0.27%) Skype for Business
10 15 (0.26%) nginx
11 10 (0.17%) Apache Airflow
11 10 (0.17%) WordPress
12 9 (0.15%) Drupal
13 7 (0.12%) Appian
13 7 (0.12%) OpenStack
14 5 (0.085%) ArcGIS
14 5 (0.085%) Cloud Foundry
14 5 (0.085%) Tomcat
15 2 (0.034%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 651 (11.12%) Microsoft Office
2 530 (9.05%) Microsoft Excel
3 135 (2.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 55 (0.94%) Microsoft Project
5 50 (0.85%) MS Visio
6 42 (0.72%) AutoCAD
7 14 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
8 9 (0.15%) Simulink
9 5 (0.085%) Solid Edge
9 5 (0.085%) SOLIDWORKS
9 5 (0.085%) SPSS
10 4 (0.068%) Chatbot
10 4 (0.068%) Oracle Smart View
10 4 (0.068%) Photoshop
10 4 (0.068%) Trello
11 3 (0.051%) Adobe After Effects
11 3 (0.051%) Camtasia
11 3 (0.051%) Siemens NX
12 2 (0.034%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 2 (0.034%) Revit
Business Applications
1 40 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 29 (0.50%) SAP S/4HANA
3 25 (0.43%) NEC Housing
4 17 (0.29%) NetSuite
5 16 (0.27%) iTrent
6 13 (0.22%) Infor SunSystems
7 11 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
8 10 (0.17%) Oracle ERP
8 10 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
8 10 (0.17%) Salesforce CRM
9 9 (0.15%) SAP ERP
10 8 (0.14%) Magento
10 8 (0.14%) Sage 200
10 8 (0.14%) Shopify
11 5 (0.085%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
12 4 (0.068%) HFM
12 4 (0.068%) ResourceLink
12 4 (0.068%) SAP IS-U
12 4 (0.068%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 4 (0.068%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 909 (15.53%) Azure
2 851 (14.54%) AWS
3 386 (6.59%) Power Platform
4 343 (5.86%) Microsoft 365
5 200 (3.42%) GCP
6 173 (2.96%) SaaS
7 163 (2.78%) Azure DevOps
8 123 (2.10%) Cloud Computing
9 115 (1.96%) Serverless
10 112 (1.91%) Dynamics 365
11 99 (1.69%) Entra ID
12 78 (1.33%) PowerApps
13 77 (1.32%) GitHub
14 73 (1.25%) AWS Lambda
15 68 (1.16%) Power Automate
16 66 (1.13%) Amazon EC2
17 64 (1.09%) Amazon S3
18 57 (0.97%) Amazon SQS
19 54 (0.92%) Amazon EKS
20 52 (0.89%) Amazon ECS
Communications & Networking
1 140 (2.39%) Firewall
2 92 (1.57%) DNS
3 81 (1.38%) WAN
4 75 (1.28%) LAN
5 72 (1.23%) SAN
6 62 (1.06%) VoIP
7 57 (0.97%) Internet
8 54 (0.92%) VPN
9 51 (0.87%) VLAN
9 51 (0.87%) Wi-Fi
10 48 (0.82%) Network Security
11 47 (0.80%) DHCP
11 47 (0.80%) TCP/IP
12 39 (0.67%) Broadband
13 33 (0.56%) Wireless
14 30 (0.51%) SNMP
15 27 (0.46%) HTTP
15 27 (0.46%) Intranet
16 25 (0.43%) MPLS
16 25 (0.43%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 358 (6.12%) NoSQL
2 318 (5.43%) Power BI
3 229 (3.91%) SQL Server
4 199 (3.40%) Big Data
5 160 (2.73%) Hadoop
6 120 (2.05%) Relational Database
7 115 (1.96%) Data Lake
8 107 (1.83%) Apache Hive
9 98 (1.67%) MySQL
10 92 (1.57%) Tableau
11 86 (1.47%) HBase
12 75 (1.28%) Data Warehouse
13 67 (1.14%) MongoDB
14 62 (1.06%) Elasticsearch
15 54 (0.92%) Electronic Patient Records
16 50 (0.85%) Apache Cassandra
17 48 (0.82%) Power Query
18 45 (0.77%) Qlik Sense
19 42 (0.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 41 (0.70%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 291 (4.97%) JIRA
2 288 (4.92%) Git
3 226 (3.86%) Jenkins
4 98 (1.67%) JUnit
5 86 (1.47%) Bitbucket Server
6 70 (1.20%) Selenium
7 54 (0.92%) Cypress.io
8 43 (0.73%) GitLab
9 34 (0.58%) WebDriver
10 31 (0.53%) TeamCity
11 30 (0.51%) Android Studio
11 30 (0.51%) Jasmine
12 29 (0.50%) Bitbucket
13 28 (0.48%) Visual Studio
14 21 (0.36%) Karma Test Runner
14 21 (0.36%) Protractor
15 20 (0.34%) Maven
16 17 (0.29%) Subversion
17 15 (0.26%) Cucumber
17 15 (0.26%) SonarQube
General
1 2,244 (38.33%) Social Skills
2 2,059 (35.17%) Finance
3 1,193 (20.38%) Inclusion and Diversity
4 1,138 (19.44%) Law
5 1,120 (19.13%) Analytical Skills
6 834 (14.25%) Legal
7 410 (7.00%) Marketing
8 382 (6.53%) Influencing Skills
9 354 (6.05%) Banking
10 352 (6.01%) Manufacturing
11 328 (5.60%) Organisational Skills
12 270 (4.61%) Retail
13 250 (4.27%) Presentation Skills
14 234 (4.00%) Public Sector
15 214 (3.66%) Military
16 129 (2.20%) Telecoms
17 127 (2.17%) Investment Banking
18 76 (1.30%) Local Government
19 75 (1.28%) Pharmaceutical
20 65 (1.11%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 875 (14.95%) Software Engineer
2 709 (12.11%) Analyst
3 602 (10.28%) Lead
4 588 (10.04%) Senior
5 516 (8.81%) Developer
6 325 (5.55%) Graduate
7 320 (5.47%) Java Engineer
8 306 (5.23%) Java Software Engineer
9 241 (4.12%) Project Manager
10 215 (3.67%) AWS Engineer
11 201 (3.43%) Architect
12 198 (3.38%) IT Engineer
13 197 (3.37%) AWS Software Engineer
14 193 (3.30%) Data Engineer
15 185 (3.16%) IT Manager
16 139 (2.37%) Full Stack Engineer
17 134 (2.29%) Product Analyst
18 133 (2.27%) Big Data Engineer
18 133 (2.27%) Big Data Software Engineer
19 132 (2.25%) Full Stack Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 332 (5.67%) React
2 293 (5.01%) Spring
3 267 (4.56%) AngularJS
4 259 (4.42%) .NET
4 259 (4.42%) HTML
5 230 (3.93%) CSS
6 191 (3.26%) Node.js
7 160 (2.73%) JSON
8 156 (2.66%) Kafka
9 151 (2.58%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 142 (2.43%) RESTful
11 133 (2.27%) Web Services
12 121 (2.07%) J2EE
13 118 (2.02%) XML
14 114 (1.95%) JMS
15 108 (1.84%) Spring Boot
16 99 (1.69%) jQuery
16 99 (1.69%) REST
17 98 (1.67%) Hibernate
18 76 (1.30%) PySpark
Miscellaneous
1 793 (13.55%) Algorithms
2 485 (8.28%) Onboarding
3 393 (6.71%) Management Information System
4 238 (4.07%) Cloud Native
5 236 (4.03%) Product Ownership
6 229 (3.91%) Self-Motivation
7 142 (2.43%) FMCG
8 106 (1.81%) Data Centre
9 92 (1.57%) Data Structures
10 82 (1.40%) Driving Licence
11 80 (1.37%) Analytical Mindset
12 73 (1.25%) Virtual Team
13 69 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
14 66 (1.13%) Public Cloud
15 59 (1.01%) Clustering
15 59 (1.01%) Mobile App
16 49 (0.84%) Legacy Code
17 45 (0.77%) Greenfield Project
17 45 (0.77%) NHS
18 44 (0.75%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 431 (7.36%) Windows
2 257 (4.39%) Linux
3 190 (3.25%) Windows Server
4 151 (2.58%) Unix
5 90 (1.54%) Windows 10
6 88 (1.50%) Android
7 57 (0.97%) Apple iOS
8 38 (0.65%) Windows Server 2012
9 26 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 24 (0.41%) Windows Server 2016
11 19 (0.32%) Ubuntu
12 18 (0.31%) Windows 7
13 15 (0.26%) VMS
13 15 (0.26%) Windows Server 2019
14 13 (0.22%) AIX
14 13 (0.22%) CentOS
14 13 (0.22%) Mac OS
14 13 (0.22%) Windows 8
15 12 (0.20%) Oracle Linux
16 10 (0.17%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,223 (37.97%) Agile
2 1,668 (28.49%) Problem-Solving
3 1,124 (19.20%) CI/CD
4 1,117 (19.08%) Software Engineering
5 975 (16.66%) SDLC
6 937 (16.01%) Visualisation
7 842 (14.38%) Project Management
8 811 (13.85%) Artificial Intelligence
9 787 (13.44%) Risk Management
10 752 (12.85%) Machine Learning
11 728 (12.44%) Community of Practice
12 716 (12.23%) Customer Service
13 704 (12.03%) Operational Stability
14 643 (10.98%) Mentoring
15 599 (10.23%) DevOps
16 521 (8.90%) Coaching
17 499 (8.52%) Project Delivery
18 487 (8.32%) Process Improvement
19 472 (8.06%) Stakeholder Management
20 469 (8.01%) Roadmaps
Programming Languages
1 955 (16.31%) SQL
2 789 (13.48%) Java
3 684 (11.68%) Python
4 380 (6.49%) JavaScript
5 298 (5.09%) C#
6 190 (3.25%) PowerShell
7 171 (2.92%) TypeScript
8 138 (2.36%) PL/SQL
9 102 (1.74%) T-SQL
10 77 (1.32%) Scala
11 65 (1.11%) Bash
12 62 (1.06%) Kotlin
13 60 (1.02%) PHP
14 51 (0.87%) C
15 41 (0.70%) C++
16 37 (0.63%) Bicep
17 29 (0.50%) VB
18 24 (0.41%) Go
18 24 (0.41%) R
18 24 (0.41%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1,500 (25.62%) Degree
2 217 (3.71%) Security Cleared
3 187 (3.19%) Computer Science Degree
4 127 (2.17%) Master's Degree
5 120 (2.05%) SC Cleared
6 118 (2.02%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
7 103 (1.76%) PMI Certification
8 85 (1.45%) Azure Certification
9 72 (1.23%) PMP
10 69 (1.18%) DBS Check
11 59 (1.01%) HNC
12 56 (0.96%) Cisco Certification
12 56 (0.96%) Microsoft Certification
13 55 (0.94%) ITIL Certification
14 54 (0.92%) HND
15 53 (0.91%) CISSP
16 39 (0.67%) AWS Certification
17 37 (0.63%) ACCA
17 37 (0.63%) BPSS Clearance
18 35 (0.60%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 439 (7.50%) QA
2 161 (2.75%) SLA
3 153 (2.61%) GDPR
4 145 (2.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 106 (1.81%) PMO
6 102 (1.74%) Accessibility
7 85 (1.45%) Data Quality
8 73 (1.25%) ISO 9001
9 65 (1.11%) NIST
10 55 (0.94%) Cyber Essentials
11 35 (0.60%) ISO 14001
12 34 (0.58%) IFRS
13 27 (0.46%) NEBOSH
14 23 (0.39%) NCSC
15 21 (0.36%) GRC
15 21 (0.36%) PCI DSS
16 17 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
17 15 (0.26%) COBIT
17 15 (0.26%) Good Clinical Practice
18 14 (0.24%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 290 (4.95%) Active Directory
2 231 (3.95%) Docker
3 133 (2.27%) VMware Infrastructure
4 94 (1.61%) HDFS
5 57 (0.97%) Hyper-V
6 43 (0.73%) VMware ESXi
7 32 (0.55%) vSphere
8 31 (0.53%) Virtual Machines
9 24 (0.41%) Firmware
10 17 (0.29%) Virtual Desktop
11 10 (0.17%) vCloud
12 5 (0.085%) DFS Replication
12 5 (0.085%) Virtual Servers
12 5 (0.085%) XenApp
13 4 (0.068%) pfSense
14 3 (0.051%) Ceph
14 3 (0.051%) Embedded Firmware
15 2 (0.034%) Apache ZooKeeper
15 2 (0.034%) IAG
15 2 (0.034%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 321 (5.48%) Kubernetes
2 275 (4.70%) Terraform
3 93 (1.59%) Grafana
4 78 (1.33%) Ansible
5 75 (1.28%) Microsoft Intune
6 45 (0.77%) Prometheus
7 44 (0.75%) vCenter Server
8 43 (0.73%) SCCM
9 33 (0.56%) Functional Safety
10 25 (0.43%) Single Sign-On
11 22 (0.38%) Puppet
12 21 (0.36%) Nagios
13 20 (0.34%) Microsoft Clustering
14 17 (0.29%) NetBackup
15 14 (0.24%) ZABBIX
16 13 (0.22%) FortiGate
16 13 (0.22%) Progress Chef
17 12 (0.20%) Backup Exec
17 12 (0.20%) Jamf Pro
18 10 (0.17%) Active Directory Federation Services
Vendors
1 1,012 (17.29%) Microsoft
2 287 (4.90%) Oracle
3 262 (4.48%) Databricks
4 194 (3.31%) SAP
4 194 (3.31%) VMware
5 147 (2.51%) Cisco
5 147 (2.51%) Google
6 117 (2.00%) ServiceNow
7 112 (1.91%) Salesforce
8 86 (1.47%) Informatica
9 64 (1.09%) Citrix
9 64 (1.09%) Cloudera
10 57 (0.97%) Splunk
11 55 (0.94%) Dynatrace
12 52 (0.89%) Alteryx
13 46 (0.79%) Veeam
14 42 (0.72%) HP
15 32 (0.55%) Commvault
16 28 (0.48%) IBM
16 28 (0.48%) Meraki