Period
to 26 February 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 26 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Continual Improvement
UK
6 months to
26 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 86 78 95
Rank change year-on-year -8 +17 -1
Permanent jobs citing Continuous Improvement 4,310 5,736 5,869
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.50% 3.79% 3.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.81% 4.11% 3.63%
Number of salaries quoted 2,967 3,706 4,112
UK median annual salary £55,000 £53,698 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.43% +2.28% -
10th Percentile £33,133 £32,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £51,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +3.00% +5.26% -

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 113,176 139,595 161,664
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.92% 92.23% 92.20%
Number of salaries quoted 89,768 110,325 131,818
UK median annual salary £53,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.90% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,000 £30,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £88,750 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +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 26 February 2020.

Salary histogram for Continuous Improvement in the UK

Continuous Improvement
Top 16 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 26 February 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 -5 3,972 £55,000 - 874
UK excluding London +1 2,571 £51,500 +3.00% 707
London -17 1,646 £62,500 - 225
South East +7 805 £55,000 - 165
North of England +16 576 £50,000 +11.11% 176
Midlands +5 430 £47,750 +1.60% 138
West Midlands +2 313 £47,500 - 87
Yorkshire +29 287 £50,000 +9.89% 74
South West -2 263 £47,500 -6.86% 91
North West +5 251 £54,000 +20.00% 80
East of England -10 242 £53,677 +13.00% 78
Scotland -12 187 £45,840 +1.87% 28
East Midlands +6 117 £50,000 +27.39% 51
Wales -45 64 £42,250 +1.81% 27
North East +6 38 £40,000 -1.23% 22
Northern Ireland +19 10 - - 5

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 1,787 (41.46%) Agile Software Development
2 1,142 (26.50%) Finance
3 781 (18.12%) Microsoft
4 760 (17.63%) DevOps
5 704 (16.33%) Azure
6 695 (16.13%) Problem-Solving
7 667 (15.48%) Scrum
8 654 (15.17%) SQL
9 649 (15.06%) C#
10 608 (14.11%) Mentoring
11 585 (13.57%) .NET
12 565 (13.11%) Degree
13 563 (13.06%) ITIL
14 555 (12.88%) AWS
15 547 (12.69%) JavaScript
16 536 (12.44%) Analytical Skills
17 533 (12.37%) Java
18 524 (12.16%) SQL Server
19 487 (11.30%) Windows
20 486 (11.28%) Project Management
21 461 (10.70%) Software Engineering
22 438 (10.16%) Coaching
23 415 (9.63%) Git (software)
24 409 (9.49%) Test Automation
25 397 (9.21%) TDD
26 396 (9.19%) Change Management
27 381 (8.84%) Linux
28 372 (8.63%) Stakeholder Management
29 351 (8.14%) Project Delivery
30 348 (8.07%) SDLC

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
1 117 (2.71%) Confluence
2 88 (2.04%) SharePoint
3 55 (1.28%) CMS
4 44 (1.02%) IIS
5 39 (0.90%) Apache Spark
5 39 (0.90%) EPiServer
6 36 (0.84%) WebSphere
7 33 (0.77%) Skype for Business
8 30 (0.70%) MS Exchange
9 27 (0.63%) Apache
10 23 (0.53%) BizTalk Server
11 20 (0.46%) Elasticsearch
12 18 (0.42%) OpenStack
13 17 (0.39%) WebLogic
14 16 (0.37%) Cloud Foundry
14 16 (0.37%) Tomcat
15 15 (0.35%) Sitecore CMS
15 15 (0.35%) WordPress
16 14 (0.32%) CICS
17 13 (0.30%) Mule
Applications
1 136 (3.16%) Microsoft Office
2 131 (3.04%) Microsoft Excel
3 50 (1.16%) MS Visio
4 44 (1.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 36 (0.84%) Microsoft Project
6 11 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
7 9 (0.21%) InVision
8 8 (0.19%) Sketch
9 7 (0.16%) Photoshop
10 4 (0.093%) GNU Octave
10 4 (0.093%) OmniGraffle
11 3 (0.070%) AutoCAD
11 3 (0.070%) MicroStation
11 3 (0.070%) Revit
12 2 (0.046%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 2 (0.046%) Fireworks
13 1 (0.023%) CPLEX
13 1 (0.023%) ProjectWise
13 1 (0.023%) SOLIDWORKS
13 1 (0.023%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 50 (1.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (0.46%) assyst
3 17 (0.39%) SAP S/4HANA
4 14 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
5 13 (0.30%) Documaker
6 12 (0.28%) SAP ERP
7 11 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
8 10 (0.23%) Oracle EBS R12
8 10 (0.23%) Oracle ERP
9 9 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
10 8 (0.19%) SAP HR
10 8 (0.19%) Teamcenter
11 7 (0.16%) Oracle Receivables
12 6 (0.14%) NetSuite
12 6 (0.14%) Oracle HRMS
12 6 (0.14%) Oracle Payables
12 6 (0.14%) Primavera
12 6 (0.14%) SAP PM
13 5 (0.12%) Hyperion Planning
13 5 (0.12%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 704 (16.33%) Azure
2 555 (12.88%) AWS
3 251 (5.82%) Office 365
4 185 (4.29%) SaaS
5 128 (2.97%) PaaS
6 120 (2.78%) IaaS
7 110 (2.55%) Power Platform
8 97 (2.25%) Serverless
9 88 (2.04%) GitHub
10 87 (2.02%) GCP
11 62 (1.44%) Cloud Computing
12 57 (1.32%) Dynamics 365
13 43 (1.00%) Amazon EC2
14 41 (0.95%) Azure Active Directory
15 40 (0.93%) Slack
16 39 (0.90%) AWS CloudFormation
17 35 (0.81%) Amazon S3
18 31 (0.72%) OpenShift
19 24 (0.56%) PowerApps
20 22 (0.51%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 236 (5.48%) Firewall
2 172 (3.99%) LAN
3 170 (3.94%) WAN
4 127 (2.95%) DNS
5 120 (2.78%) Internet
6 110 (2.55%) DHCP
7 98 (2.27%) TCP/IP
8 84 (1.95%) VPN
9 82 (1.90%) Wireless
10 64 (1.48%) Network Security
11 61 (1.42%) VoIP
12 57 (1.32%) SAN
13 49 (1.14%) Broadband
14 38 (0.88%) Skype
15 37 (0.86%) NetScaler
16 31 (0.72%) OSPF
17 28 (0.65%) Cisco ASA
18 26 (0.60%) HTTP
18 26 (0.60%) WLAN
19 25 (0.58%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 524 (12.16%) SQL Server
2 161 (3.74%) Relational Database
3 152 (3.53%) NoSQL
4 108 (2.51%) Big Data
5 100 (2.32%) Power BI
6 97 (2.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 91 (2.11%) Data Warehouse
7 91 (2.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 83 (1.93%) MySQL
9 76 (1.76%) SQL Server 2012
10 71 (1.65%) PostgreSQL
11 66 (1.53%) MongoDB
12 60 (1.39%) RDBMS
13 59 (1.37%) Redis
14 57 (1.32%) Oracle Database
15 52 (1.21%) Hadoop
16 51 (1.18%) Azure SQL Database
17 44 (1.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 37 (0.86%) BusinessObjects
19 36 (0.84%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 415 (9.63%) Git (software)
2 256 (5.94%) JIRA
3 231 (5.36%) Jenkins
4 177 (4.11%) Selenium
5 133 (3.09%) Visual Studio
6 114 (2.65%) Maven
7 82 (1.90%) Octopus Deploy
8 76 (1.76%) Cucumber
9 70 (1.62%) Subversion
10 69 (1.60%) Bitbucket
11 63 (1.46%) SpecFlow
12 58 (1.35%) Jasmine
13 57 (1.32%) Gradle
13 57 (1.32%) JMeter
13 57 (1.32%) Visual Studio Team System
14 56 (1.30%) NUnit
15 50 (1.16%) Team Foundation Server
16 43 (1.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 43 (1.00%) Karma Test Runner
16 43 (1.00%) TeamCity
General
1 1,142 (26.50%) Finance
2 225 (5.22%) Telecoms
3 223 (5.17%) Banking
4 174 (4.04%) Retail
5 148 (3.43%) Legal
6 139 (3.23%) Marketing
7 93 (2.16%) Games
8 92 (2.13%) Law
9 89 (2.06%) Public Sector
10 73 (1.69%) Manufacturing
11 62 (1.44%) Aerospace
12 57 (1.32%) Financial Institution
13 47 (1.09%) Front Office
14 41 (0.95%) Back Office
15 29 (0.67%) Local Government
16 27 (0.63%) Advertising
17 24 (0.56%) Billing
18 20 (0.46%) Military
19 16 (0.37%) Retail Banking
20 15 (0.35%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 716 (16.61%) Developer
2 485 (11.25%) Analyst
3 176 (4.08%) Architect
4 170 (3.94%) Project Manager
5 166 (3.85%) Software Engineer
6 162 (3.76%) C# Developer
7 159 (3.69%) DevOps Engineer
8 151 (3.50%) Senior Developer
9 144 (3.34%) IT Manager
10 141 (3.27%) .NET Developer
11 130 (3.02%) Business Analyst
12 111 (2.58%) Administrator
12 111 (2.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 109 (2.53%) Delivery Manager
14 106 (2.46%) Scrum Master
15 104 (2.41%) Service Manager
16 102 (2.37%) Consultant
16 102 (2.37%) Java Developer
17 97 (2.25%) Support Engineer
18 96 (2.23%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 585 (13.57%) .NET
2 308 (7.15%) HTML
3 294 (6.82%) CSS
4 278 (6.45%) Web Services
5 243 (5.64%) ASP.NET
6 233 (5.41%) REST
7 178 (4.13%) AngularJS
8 170 (3.94%) React
9 153 (3.55%) .NET Framework
9 153 (3.55%) Node.js
10 146 (3.39%) XML
11 136 (3.16%) RESTful
12 133 (3.09%) Spring
13 125 (2.90%) HTML5
14 122 (2.83%) .NET Core
14 122 (2.83%) ASP.NET Web API
15 119 (2.76%) SOAP
16 116 (2.69%) JSON
17 115 (2.67%) ASP.NET MVC
18 96 (2.23%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 536 (12.44%) Analytical Skills
2 300 (6.96%) Management Information System
3 262 (6.08%) User Experience
4 231 (5.36%) Self-Motivation
5 147 (3.41%) Data Centre
6 111 (2.58%) Mobile App
7 93 (2.16%) Enterprise Software
8 86 (2.00%) Greenfield Project
9 78 (1.81%) Public Cloud
10 75 (1.74%) Virtual Team
11 72 (1.67%) Data Structures
12 61 (1.42%) Cloud Native
13 46 (1.07%) Algorithms
14 45 (1.04%) Client/Server
15 42 (0.97%) Hybrid Cloud
16 38 (0.88%) Linux Command Line
17 37 (0.86%) CMDB
18 35 (0.81%) Social Network
19 34 (0.79%) Mainframe
20 33 (0.77%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 487 (11.30%) Windows
2 381 (8.84%) Linux
3 138 (3.20%) Unix
4 133 (3.09%) Windows Server
5 123 (2.85%) Windows 10
6 77 (1.79%) Android
7 73 (1.69%) Apple iOS
8 63 (1.46%) Windows 7
9 52 (1.21%) Windows Server 2012
10 46 (1.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 29 (0.67%) Windows Server 2008
12 28 (0.65%) CentOS
13 24 (0.56%) Mac OS
14 17 (0.39%) Windows 8
15 15 (0.35%) Windows Server 2003
16 12 (0.28%) VMS
17 5 (0.12%) Solaris
17 5 (0.12%) ThreadX
18 4 (0.093%) Ubuntu
19 3 (0.070%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,787 (41.46%) Agile Software Development
2 760 (17.63%) DevOps
3 695 (16.13%) Problem-Solving
4 667 (15.48%) Scrum
5 608 (14.11%) Mentoring
6 563 (13.06%) ITIL
7 486 (11.28%) Project Management
8 461 (10.70%) Software Engineering
9 438 (10.16%) Coaching
10 409 (9.49%) Test Automation
11 397 (9.21%) TDD
12 396 (9.19%) Change Management
13 372 (8.63%) Stakeholder Management
14 351 (8.14%) Project Delivery
15 348 (8.07%) SDLC
16 344 (7.98%) Service Delivery
17 310 (7.19%) Continuous Integration
18 299 (6.94%) MVC
19 275 (6.38%) Information Security
20 257 (5.96%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 654 (15.17%) SQL
2 649 (15.06%) C#
3 547 (12.69%) JavaScript
4 533 (12.37%) Java
5 325 (7.54%) Python
6 198 (4.59%) PowerShell
7 178 (4.13%) C
8 140 (3.25%) T-SQL
9 99 (2.30%) TypeScript
10 96 (2.23%) C++
11 78 (1.81%) Bash Shell
12 65 (1.51%) Scala
13 56 (1.30%) Ruby
14 53 (1.23%) PHP
14 53 (1.23%) PL/SQL
15 52 (1.21%) Perl
16 44 (1.02%) ES6
17 41 (0.95%) Java 8
18 35 (0.81%) Go
19 31 (0.72%) XPath
Qualifications
1 565 (13.11%) Degree
2 155 (3.60%) Security Cleared
3 107 (2.48%) Cisco Certification
4 106 (2.46%) CISSP
5 100 (2.32%) Computer Science Degree
6 95 (2.20%) SC Cleared
7 77 (1.79%) CISM
8 60 (1.39%) DV Cleared
9 52 (1.21%) Microsoft Certification
10 45 (1.04%) ISTQB
11 44 (1.02%) CISA
11 44 (1.02%) ITIL Certification
11 44 (1.02%) PMI Certification
12 40 (0.93%) CCNP
13 38 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 37 (0.86%) CCNA
14 37 (0.86%) ISEB
15 32 (0.74%) PMP
16 29 (0.67%) CCIE
17 26 (0.60%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 318 (7.38%) QA
2 186 (4.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 177 (4.11%) SLA
4 88 (2.04%) PCI DSS
5 82 (1.90%) GDPR
6 68 (1.58%) PMO
7 51 (1.18%) Data Quality
8 46 (1.07%) NIST
9 41 (0.95%) Cyber Essentials
10 25 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 18 (0.42%) COBIT
12 16 (0.37%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 16 (0.37%) ISO 9001
13 15 (0.35%) ISO 22301
14 13 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 12 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 17025
16 11 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 20000
17 10 (0.23%) HMG Security Policy Framework
18 7 (0.16%) GxP
19 6 (0.14%) CESG Infosec
System Software
1 277 (6.43%) Docker
2 228 (5.29%) Active Directory
3 135 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 52 (1.21%) Hyper-V
5 29 (0.67%) vSphere
6 25 (0.58%) Virtual Machines
7 21 (0.49%) XenApp
8 17 (0.39%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 17 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
8 17 (0.39%) XenDesktop
9 14 (0.32%) Firmware
10 12 (0.28%) ACF2
10 12 (0.28%) RACF
11 11 (0.26%) BitLocker
12 9 (0.21%) HDFS
12 9 (0.21%) Virtual Servers
13 8 (0.19%) Virtual Desktop
14 5 (0.12%) GridGain
14 5 (0.12%) Microsoft App-V
15 4 (0.093%) OpenIDM
Systems Management
1 197 (4.57%) Kubernetes
2 156 (3.62%) Ansible
3 132 (3.06%) Puppet
4 98 (2.27%) Terraform
5 94 (2.18%) Opscode Chef
6 80 (1.86%) SCCM
7 40 (0.93%) Grafana
8 30 (0.70%) BMC PATROL
9 28 (0.65%) Microsoft Intune
10 24 (0.56%) Istio
11 20 (0.46%) Automic
12 17 (0.39%) Kibana
12 17 (0.39%) Packer
13 15 (0.35%) HP Quality Center
14 13 (0.30%) Jamf Pro
14 13 (0.30%) Nessus
14 13 (0.30%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 13 (0.30%) Prometheus
14 13 (0.30%) SCOM
15 11 (0.26%) WSUS
Vendors
1 781 (18.12%) Microsoft
2 256 (5.94%) Oracle
3 217 (5.03%) Cisco
4 167 (3.87%) VMware
5 147 (3.41%) SAP
6 114 (2.65%) Citrix
7 93 (2.16%) Salesforce.com
8 89 (2.06%) WorldPay
9 75 (1.74%) Google
10 74 (1.72%) Apple
11 67 (1.55%) HP
12 64 (1.48%) ServiceNow
13 55 (1.28%) CheckPoint
13 55 (1.28%) Red Hat
14 51 (1.18%) FIS
14 51 (1.18%) Tableau
15 49 (1.14%) Splunk
16 48 (1.11%) IBM
17 47 (1.09%) Juniper
17 47 (1.09%) Palo Alto