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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 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Continual Improvement
UK
6 months to
26 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 54 72 87
Rank change year-on-year +18 +15 -11
Permanent jobs citing Continuous Improvement 9,058 3,796 3,229
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 5.51% 4.09% 3.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.80% 4.38% 3.79%
Number of salaries quoted 3,851 2,285 2,330
10th Percentile £36,250 £33,750 £34,636
25th Percentile £45,000 £42,500 £41,625
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%
75th Percentile £76,750 £72,500 £67,875
90th Percentile £92,500 £85,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £52,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% -3.85% +4.00%

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 156,289 86,635 85,101
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 95.05% 93.44% 92.91%
Number of salaries quoted 81,779 64,194 68,407
10th Percentile £34,000 £32,500 £31,250
25th Percentile £44,750 £41,250 £40,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%
75th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £73,750
90th Percentile £96,250 £90,000 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £48,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +8.25% +2.11% +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 26 May 2022.

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 26 May 2022. 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
England +23 7,687 £60,000 +9.09% 589
UK excluding London +28 4,310 £55,000 +10.00% 470
London +7 3,813 £67,500 +3.85% 168
Work from Home +45 3,705 £60,000 +9.09% 206
South East +42 1,144 £60,000 +9.09% 83
North of England +28 1,087 £50,000 -4.76% 122
Midlands +13 659 £50,647 +1.29% 104
North West +29 658 £50,000 -7.41% 55
East of England +35 490 £55,000 +1.85% 53
West Midlands -5 427 £53,686 +4.24% 62
Scotland +24 410 £55,000 +10.00% 35
South West +16 391 £46,250 -2.63% 54
Yorkshire +40 389 £52,500 +5.00% 47
East Midlands +48 233 £45,000 +2.27% 42
Wales -5 149 £50,000 +11.11% 15
North East -26 47 £45,000 -7.69% 20
Northern Ireland -3 24 £40,250 +18.38% 5

For the 6 months to 26 May 2022, 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 4,867 (53.73%) Agile
2 2,834 (31.29%) Social Skills
3 2,375 (26.22%) Finance
4 2,001 (22.09%) Problem-Solving
5 1,679 (18.54%) DevOps
6 1,658 (18.30%) Coaching
7 1,634 (18.04%) Software Engineering
8 1,615 (17.83%) Scrum
9 1,519 (16.77%) Mentoring
10 1,516 (16.74%) AWS
11 1,434 (15.83%) Azure
12 1,375 (15.18%) CI/CD
13 1,368 (15.10%) Degree
14 1,318 (14.55%) Microsoft
15 1,300 (14.35%) Java
16 1,248 (13.78%) JavaScript
17 1,215 (13.41%) Python
18 1,203 (13.28%) Analytical Skills
19 1,174 (12.96%) TDD
20 1,152 (12.72%) Test Automation
21 1,149 (12.68%) SQL
22 1,108 (12.23%) Docker
23 1,012 (11.17%) Continuous Integration
24 1,002 (11.06%) QA
25 993 (10.96%) Analytics
26 981 (10.83%) Project Management
27 936 (10.33%) Kubernetes
28 928 (10.25%) Git (software)
29 912 (10.07%) React
30 908 (10.02%) 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
1 219 (2.42%) Confluence
2 172 (1.90%) Elasticsearch
3 150 (1.66%) SharePoint
4 104 (1.15%) CMS
5 99 (1.09%) SAS
6 63 (0.70%) Apache
7 59 (0.65%) MS Exchange
8 56 (0.62%) Apache Spark
9 43 (0.47%) Apache Airflow
10 37 (0.41%) IIS
11 23 (0.25%) Tomcat
12 20 (0.22%) WordPress
13 17 (0.19%) Drupal
14 16 (0.18%) GemFire
15 13 (0.14%) Apache Solr
15 13 (0.14%) Mule
16 12 (0.13%) Jupyter
17 9 (0.099%) Cloud Foundry
17 9 (0.099%) nginx
17 9 (0.099%) Umbraco
Applications
1 417 (4.60%) Microsoft Excel
2 271 (2.99%) Microsoft Office
3 195 (2.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 76 (0.84%) Microsoft Project
5 59 (0.65%) Sketch
6 57 (0.63%) MS Visio
7 27 (0.30%) InVision
8 26 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
9 24 (0.26%) Chatbot
10 15 (0.17%) Photoshop
11 14 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
12 12 (0.13%) Campfire
13 10 (0.11%) Simulink
13 10 (0.11%) Windchill
14 8 (0.088%) Adobe Creative Suite
15 4 (0.044%) OmniGraffle
15 4 (0.044%) Zeplin
16 2 (0.022%) CATIA
16 2 (0.022%) iWork
16 2 (0.022%) NASTRAN
Business Applications
1 65 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 63 (0.70%) SAP S/4HANA
3 32 (0.35%) Payment Gateway
4 28 (0.31%) Magento
5 23 (0.25%) SAP CRM
6 20 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
7 18 (0.20%) R3 Corda
7 18 (0.20%) SAP APO
8 16 (0.18%) SAP MDG
8 16 (0.18%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
9 14 (0.15%) SAP ERP
10 12 (0.13%) NetSuite
11 11 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
12 10 (0.11%) Line 50
12 10 (0.11%) Sage 200
13 9 (0.099%) Salesforce.com CRM
13 9 (0.099%) SAP SD
14 8 (0.088%) ProductWriter
14 8 (0.088%) Shopify
15 7 (0.077%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 1,516 (16.74%) AWS
2 1,434 (15.83%) Azure
3 608 (6.71%) GCP
4 557 (6.15%) Serverless
5 485 (5.35%) GitHub
6 400 (4.42%) SaaS
7 392 (4.33%) Microsoft 365
8 305 (3.37%) Power Platform
9 253 (2.79%) AWS Lambda
10 206 (2.27%) Azure Functions
11 187 (2.06%) GitHub Actions
12 176 (1.94%) AWS CloudFormation
13 137 (1.51%) PaaS
14 118 (1.30%) Datadog
15 112 (1.24%) Cloud Computing
16 111 (1.23%) Azure Cosmos DB
17 110 (1.21%) Azure Service Bus
18 109 (1.20%) Azure Data Factory
18 109 (1.20%) Dynamics 365
19 92 (1.02%) Azure Synapse Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 275 (3.04%) HTTP
2 226 (2.50%) Broadband
3 224 (2.47%) Firewall
4 117 (1.29%) WAN
5 115 (1.27%) DNS
6 100 (1.10%) LAN
6 100 (1.10%) TCP/IP
7 85 (0.94%) Internet
8 69 (0.76%) DHCP
9 65 (0.72%) VPN
10 63 (0.70%) Network Security
11 55 (0.61%) Cisco IPT
12 53 (0.59%) BGP
12 53 (0.59%) MPLS
13 50 (0.55%) Wireless
14 46 (0.51%) OSPF
15 42 (0.46%) PPP
16 36 (0.40%) 5G
17 35 (0.39%) Cisco ISE
17 35 (0.39%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 380 (4.20%) NoSQL
2 291 (3.21%) MySQL
2 291 (3.21%) SQL Server
3 272 (3.00%) Big Data
4 258 (2.85%) PostgreSQL
5 247 (2.73%) Power BI
6 242 (2.67%) Relational Database
7 187 (2.06%) Data Warehouse
8 160 (1.77%) MongoDB
9 137 (1.51%) Data Lake
10 102 (1.13%) Tableau
11 101 (1.12%) RDBMS
12 94 (1.04%) Redis
13 84 (0.93%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 79 (0.87%) Hadoop
15 78 (0.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 75 (0.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 67 (0.74%) Amazon RDS
18 48 (0.53%) Amazon Redshift
19 46 (0.51%) Amazon Aurora
Development Applications
1 928 (10.25%) Git (software)
2 802 (8.85%) Jenkins
3 559 (6.17%) JIRA
4 276 (3.05%) Selenium
5 216 (2.38%) Cucumber
6 204 (2.25%) GitLab
7 173 (1.91%) Bitbucket
8 168 (1.85%) Maven
9 166 (1.83%) JUnit
10 156 (1.72%) TeamCity
11 155 (1.71%) CircleCI
12 137 (1.51%) Cypress.io
13 115 (1.27%) Mockito
14 111 (1.23%) Gradle
15 110 (1.21%) Octopus Deploy
16 108 (1.19%) Sonatype Nexus
17 106 (1.17%) webpack
18 94 (1.04%) Postman
19 91 (1.00%) JMeter
20 75 (0.83%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 2,834 (31.29%) Social Skills
2 2,375 (26.22%) Finance
3 1,203 (13.28%) Analytical Skills
4 850 (9.38%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 715 (7.89%) Banking
6 657 (7.25%) Organisational Skills
7 560 (6.18%) Retail
8 487 (5.38%) Marketing
9 407 (4.49%) Games
10 362 (4.00%) Influencing Skills
11 345 (3.81%) Legal
12 311 (3.43%) Manufacturing
13 304 (3.36%) Presentation Skills
14 302 (3.33%) Law
15 270 (2.98%) Automotive
15 270 (2.98%) Public Sector
16 213 (2.35%) Advertising
17 202 (2.23%) Aviation
18 201 (2.22%) Pharmaceutical
19 195 (2.15%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1,341 (14.80%) Developer
2 935 (10.32%) Software Engineer
3 927 (10.23%) Analyst
4 456 (5.03%) Team Leader
5 454 (5.01%) Senior Developer
6 275 (3.04%) Architect
7 262 (2.89%) Project Manager
8 257 (2.84%) Senior Software Engineer
9 252 (2.78%) DevOps Engineer
10 246 (2.72%) Business Analyst
11 237 (2.62%) Scrum Master
12 208 (2.30%) IT Manager
13 195 (2.15%) Cloud Engineer
14 194 (2.14%) Lead Developer
15 192 (2.12%) Data Engineer
16 189 (2.09%) Administrator
16 189 (2.09%) Delivery Manager
17 188 (2.08%) Senior Manager
18 186 (2.05%) Security Engineer
19 182 (2.01%) Operations Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 912 (10.07%) React
2 697 (7.69%) .NET
3 625 (6.90%) RESTful
4 614 (6.78%) Node.js
5 538 (5.94%) REST
6 518 (5.72%) HTML
7 497 (5.49%) CSS
8 488 (5.39%) Kafka
9 343 (3.79%) Spring
10 326 (3.60%) AngularJS
11 323 (3.57%) Web Services
12 318 (3.51%) Spring Boot
13 233 (2.57%) Sass
14 219 (2.42%) JSON
15 213 (2.35%) GraphQL
16 203 (2.24%) Redux
17 202 (2.23%) .NET Core
18 196 (2.16%) Vue.js
19 178 (1.97%) Jest
20 166 (1.83%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 764 (8.43%) User Experience
2 512 (5.65%) Self-Motivation
3 412 (4.55%) Management Information System
4 408 (4.50%) NHS
5 277 (3.06%) Mobile App
6 237 (2.62%) Enterprise Software
7 228 (2.52%) Public Cloud
8 226 (2.50%) Social Media
9 220 (2.43%) Virtual Team
10 217 (2.40%) Cloud Native
11 202 (2.23%) Social Network
12 178 (1.97%) Algorithms
13 169 (1.87%) Greenfield Project
14 168 (1.85%) Data Centre
15 115 (1.27%) Data Structures
16 112 (1.24%) PMI
17 103 (1.14%) Blog
18 100 (1.10%) Private Cloud
19 96 (1.06%) Smartphone
20 88 (0.97%) Legacy Systems
Operating Systems
1 704 (7.77%) Windows
2 671 (7.41%) Linux
3 262 (2.89%) Android
4 245 (2.70%) Apple iOS
5 190 (2.10%) Windows Server
6 126 (1.39%) Windows 10
7 100 (1.10%) Unix
8 48 (0.53%) Ubuntu
9 43 (0.47%) Mac OS
10 41 (0.45%) Windows Server 2016
11 34 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 30 (0.33%) Mesosphere
12 30 (0.33%) Windows Server 2008
13 26 (0.29%) VMS
14 25 (0.28%) Embedded Linux
14 25 (0.28%) Windows Server 2012
15 21 (0.23%) Windows Server 2019
16 16 (0.18%) Debian
16 16 (0.18%) Robot Operating System
17 12 (0.13%) ThreadX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4,867 (53.73%) Agile
2 2,001 (22.09%) Problem-Solving
3 1,679 (18.54%) DevOps
4 1,658 (18.30%) Coaching
5 1,634 (18.04%) Software Engineering
6 1,615 (17.83%) Scrum
7 1,519 (16.77%) Mentoring
8 1,375 (15.18%) CI/CD
9 1,174 (12.96%) TDD
10 1,152 (12.72%) Test Automation
11 1,012 (11.17%) Continuous Integration
12 993 (10.96%) Analytics
13 981 (10.83%) Project Management
14 908 (10.02%) SDLC
15 887 (9.79%) Stakeholder Management
16 860 (9.49%) Microservices
17 816 (9.01%) ITIL
18 752 (8.30%) Decision-Making
19 745 (8.22%) Kanban
20 668 (7.37%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 1,300 (14.35%) Java
2 1,248 (13.78%) JavaScript
3 1,215 (13.41%) Python
4 1,149 (12.68%) SQL
5 800 (8.83%) C#
6 614 (6.78%) TypeScript
7 446 (4.92%) C
8 433 (4.78%) PowerShell
9 328 (3.62%) C++
10 262 (2.89%) Scala
11 238 (2.63%) Go
12 226 (2.50%) PHP
13 216 (2.38%) Ruby
14 197 (2.17%) Bash
15 152 (1.68%) Kotlin
16 99 (1.09%) Groovy
17 92 (1.02%) ES6
18 86 (0.95%) Apple Swift
19 85 (0.94%) T-SQL
20 73 (0.81%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1,368 (15.10%) Degree
2 359 (3.96%) Security Cleared
3 267 (2.95%) Computer Science Degree
4 229 (2.53%) SC Cleared
5 180 (1.99%) PMI Certification
6 171 (1.89%) Cisco Certification
7 146 (1.61%) CISSP
8 127 (1.40%) Master's Degree
9 108 (1.19%) ITIL Certification
10 103 (1.14%) Microsoft Certification
11 81 (0.89%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 76 (0.84%) ISTQB
13 64 (0.71%) CISM
14 60 (0.66%) PMP
15 57 (0.63%) CCNP
16 44 (0.49%) CISA
16 44 (0.49%) DV Cleared
17 40 (0.44%) CCNA
18 39 (0.43%) MBA
19 38 (0.42%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,002 (11.06%) QA
2 453 (5.00%) GDPR
3 324 (3.58%) SLA
4 203 (2.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 159 (1.76%) PMO
6 150 (1.66%) Accessibility
6 150 (1.66%) Data Quality
7 65 (0.72%) COBIT
8 63 (0.70%) NIST
9 55 (0.61%) PCI DSS
10 50 (0.55%) IEC 62304
10 50 (0.55%) ISO 9001
11 38 (0.42%) Good Clinical Practice
12 34 (0.38%) Cyber Essentials
12 34 (0.38%) ISO 13485
13 28 (0.31%) 21 CFR Part 11
14 26 (0.29%) ISAE 3402
15 25 (0.28%) SOC 2
16 22 (0.24%) ISO 26262
16 22 (0.24%) NCSC
System Software
1 1,108 (12.23%) Docker
2 315 (3.48%) Active Directory
3 136 (1.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 45 (0.50%) Hyper-V
5 42 (0.46%) Firmware
6 27 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
7 26 (0.29%) Virtual Desktop
7 26 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
8 18 (0.20%) Terminal Services
9 16 (0.18%) XenDesktop
10 14 (0.15%) Virtual Servers
10 14 (0.15%) zsh
11 11 (0.12%) vSphere
12 8 (0.088%) Apache Flume
12 8 (0.088%) VMware NSX
13 7 (0.077%) Microsoft App-V
13 7 (0.077%) XenApp
14 6 (0.066%) HDFS
14 6 (0.066%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 5 (0.055%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 936 (10.33%) Kubernetes
2 692 (7.64%) Terraform
3 347 (3.83%) Ansible
4 171 (1.89%) Puppet
5 157 (1.73%) Opscode Chef
6 120 (1.32%) Prometheus
7 105 (1.16%) Grafana
8 93 (1.03%) SCCM
9 74 (0.82%) Microsoft Intune
10 59 (0.65%) Kibana
11 51 (0.56%) Istio
12 45 (0.50%) Fortio
12 45 (0.50%) Kiali
13 30 (0.33%) Automic
14 27 (0.30%) logstash
15 26 (0.29%) Jamf Pro
15 26 (0.29%) Single Sign-On
16 19 (0.21%) vCenter Server
17 18 (0.20%) Consul
18 17 (0.19%) Active Directory Federation Services
Vendors
1 1,318 (14.55%) Microsoft
2 252 (2.78%) Google
3 244 (2.69%) SAP
4 204 (2.25%) VMware
5 198 (2.19%) Salesforce.com
6 196 (2.16%) Cisco
7 157 (1.73%) Oracle
8 123 (1.36%) Databricks
9 103 (1.14%) Apple
10 87 (0.96%) ServiceNow
11 86 (0.95%) Samsung
12 80 (0.88%) Splunk
12 80 (0.88%) Spotify
13 77 (0.85%) Atlassian
14 72 (0.79%) Facebook
15 58 (0.64%) New Relic
16 56 (0.62%) IBM
17 55 (0.61%) Citrix
18 52 (0.57%) Palo Alto
19 46 (0.51%) Red Hat