Period
to 8 December 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 8 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Continual Improvement
UK
6 months to
8 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 77 78 99
Rank change year-on-year +1 +21 -4
Permanent jobs citing Continuous Improvement 4,875 5,997 5,822
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.67% 3.77% 3.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.99% 4.10% 3.51%
Number of salaries quoted 3,259 3,924 4,050
UK median annual salary £55,000 £54,659 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.62% +4.11% +5.00%
10th Percentile £33,133 £31,523 £32,450
90th Percentile £83,962 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +1.06%

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 122,331 146,174 165,842
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.05% 91.99% 92.23%
Number of salaries quoted 96,858 115,964 131,642
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,331 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.32% +4.66% +4.17%
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,500 £28,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +2.35%

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 8 December 2019.

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 8 December 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 +5 4,481 £55,000 - 786
UK excluding London -4 2,928 £50,000 +3.09% 641
London +3 1,859 £65,000 +3.17% 203
South East -13 835 £55,000 - 153
North of England +34 702 £47,500 +5.56% 161
Midlands -9 456 £50,000 +5.26% 124
Yorkshire +43 351 £47,500 - 65
South West +25 345 £50,000 -4.76% 81
West Midlands -7 327 £48,750 +2.63% 77
North West +20 316 £50,000 +11.11% 78
East of England -23 276 £55,000 +15.79% 64
Scotland -11 212 £47,600 +5.78% 39
East Midlands -8 128 £50,000 +14.94% 47
Wales -22 98 £45,250 +12.54% 17
North East +21 35 £43,000 +22.86% 18
Channel Islands +10 5 - -
Northern Ireland 0 4 £60,750 +57.79% 3

For the 6 months to 8 December 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 2,096 (42.99%) Agile Software Development
2 1,227 (25.17%) Finance
3 818 (16.78%) Problem-Solving
4 811 (16.64%) Microsoft
5 772 (15.84%) DevOps
6 756 (15.51%) Scrum
7 715 (14.67%) Mentoring
8 700 (14.36%) ITIL
9 686 (14.07%) Azure
10 681 (13.97%) SQL
11 667 (13.68%) Degree
12 646 (13.25%) C#
13 620 (12.72%) .NET
14 618 (12.68%) AWS
15 595 (12.21%) Project Management
16 575 (11.79%) JavaScript
17 558 (11.45%) Java
18 556 (11.41%) Windows
19 546 (11.20%) Analytical Skills
20 523 (10.73%) SQL Server
21 507 (10.40%) Software Engineering
22 502 (10.30%) Change Management
23 461 (9.46%) Coaching
24 458 (9.39%) TDD
25 444 (9.11%) Stakeholder Management
26 413 (8.47%) Test Automation
27 411 (8.43%) Linux
27 411 (8.43%) SDLC
28 374 (7.67%) Python
29 367 (7.53%) Service Delivery

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
1 141 (2.89%) Confluence
2 118 (2.42%) SharePoint
3 77 (1.58%) CMS
4 64 (1.31%) Apache Spark
5 52 (1.07%) IIS
6 47 (0.96%) MS Exchange
7 46 (0.94%) EPiServer
8 39 (0.80%) Skype for Business
9 38 (0.78%) Elasticsearch
10 29 (0.59%) Apache
10 29 (0.59%) WebSphere
11 20 (0.41%) Sitecore CMS
12 19 (0.39%) WordPress
13 17 (0.35%) Cloud Foundry
13 17 (0.35%) WebLogic
14 16 (0.33%) BizTalk Server
14 16 (0.33%) JBoss
15 14 (0.29%) Tomcat
16 13 (0.27%) IBM HTTP Server
16 13 (0.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 143 (2.93%) Microsoft Office
2 131 (2.69%) Microsoft Excel
3 55 (1.13%) MS Visio
4 44 (0.90%) Microsoft Project
5 43 (0.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 21 (0.43%) InVision
7 20 (0.41%) Sketch
8 13 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
9 9 (0.18%) OmniGraffle
10 6 (0.12%) Chatbot
10 6 (0.12%) Photoshop
11 5 (0.10%) GNU Octave
11 5 (0.10%) InDesign
12 2 (0.041%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 2 (0.041%) Adobe Premiere
12 2 (0.041%) FileZilla
12 2 (0.041%) Fireworks
12 2 (0.041%) Flinto
12 2 (0.041%) Notepad++
13 1 (0.021%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 36 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (0.41%) SAP ERP
2 20 (0.41%) SAP S/4HANA
3 19 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
4 15 (0.31%) Dynamics NAV
5 14 (0.29%) assyst
6 12 (0.25%) Documaker
6 12 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
6 12 (0.25%) SAP MM
7 10 (0.21%) SAP Hybris
8 9 (0.18%) Oracle ERP
9 8 (0.16%) Loan IQ
9 8 (0.16%) Oracle EBS R12
9 8 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
9 8 (0.16%) SAP HCM
9 8 (0.16%) SAP HR
10 7 (0.14%) Dynamics GP
10 7 (0.14%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 7 (0.14%) SAP FI
11 6 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 686 (14.07%) Azure
2 618 (12.68%) AWS
3 260 (5.33%) Office 365
4 204 (4.18%) SaaS
5 124 (2.54%) IaaS
5 124 (2.54%) PaaS
6 112 (2.30%) Power Platform
7 95 (1.95%) GCP
8 92 (1.89%) Serverless
9 73 (1.50%) GitHub
10 69 (1.42%) Cloud Computing
10 69 (1.42%) Dynamics 365
11 50 (1.03%) Amazon S3
12 46 (0.94%) AWS CloudFormation
13 45 (0.92%) Amazon EC2
14 39 (0.80%) AWS Lambda
15 37 (0.76%) Azure Active Directory
16 35 (0.72%) OpenShift
17 30 (0.62%) PowerApps
18 27 (0.55%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 243 (4.98%) Firewall
2 168 (3.45%) WAN
3 163 (3.34%) LAN
4 149 (3.06%) DNS
5 148 (3.04%) Internet
6 128 (2.63%) DHCP
7 123 (2.52%) TCP/IP
8 118 (2.42%) Wireless
9 99 (2.03%) Network Security
10 71 (1.46%) VPN
11 70 (1.44%) HTTP
11 70 (1.44%) VoIP
12 63 (1.29%) SAN
13 44 (0.90%) OSPF
14 42 (0.86%) Skype
15 41 (0.84%) Broadband
16 39 (0.80%) BGP
17 34 (0.70%) MPLS
18 32 (0.66%) SSL
19 31 (0.64%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 523 (10.73%) SQL Server
2 175 (3.59%) Relational Database
3 145 (2.97%) Big Data
4 130 (2.67%) NoSQL
5 121 (2.48%) Data Warehouse
6 106 (2.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 106 (2.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 99 (2.03%) Power BI
8 77 (1.58%) MongoDB
9 75 (1.54%) MySQL
10 67 (1.37%) Hadoop
11 63 (1.29%) SQL Server 2012
12 61 (1.25%) Oracle Database
13 52 (1.07%) PostgreSQL
14 44 (0.90%) RDBMS
15 42 (0.86%) Redis
16 41 (0.84%) Azure SQL Database
17 38 (0.78%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 38 (0.78%) BusinessObjects
18 37 (0.76%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 365 (7.49%) Git (software)
2 273 (5.60%) JIRA
3 211 (4.33%) Jenkins
4 167 (3.43%) Selenium
5 135 (2.77%) Visual Studio
6 98 (2.01%) Cucumber
7 89 (1.83%) Maven
8 81 (1.66%) Jasmine
9 79 (1.62%) Subversion
10 74 (1.52%) Bitbucket
11 65 (1.33%) Octopus Deploy
12 60 (1.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 60 (1.23%) Team Foundation Server
13 59 (1.21%) NUnit
14 56 (1.15%) Visual Studio Team System
15 55 (1.13%) Karma Test Runner
16 53 (1.09%) SpecFlow
17 52 (1.07%) JMeter
18 48 (0.98%) Mocha
18 48 (0.98%) Protractor
General
1 1,227 (25.17%) Finance
2 261 (5.35%) Banking
3 228 (4.68%) Telecoms
4 212 (4.35%) Retail
5 183 (3.75%) Marketing
6 177 (3.63%) Legal
7 143 (2.93%) Public Sector
8 107 (2.19%) Games
9 92 (1.89%) Law
10 71 (1.46%) Manufacturing
11 56 (1.15%) Aerospace
11 56 (1.15%) Front Office
12 40 (0.82%) Back Office
13 38 (0.78%) Advertising
14 36 (0.74%) Financial Institution
15 31 (0.64%) Publishing
16 26 (0.53%) Billing
17 24 (0.49%) Investment Banking
18 20 (0.41%) Electronics
18 20 (0.41%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 800 (16.41%) Developer
2 533 (10.93%) Analyst
3 231 (4.74%) Architect
4 197 (4.04%) Project Manager
5 195 (4.00%) Senior Developer
6 159 (3.26%) DevOps Engineer
7 158 (3.24%) IT Manager
8 155 (3.18%) Software Engineer
9 149 (3.06%) Delivery Manager
10 145 (2.97%) C# Developer
11 134 (2.75%) Business Analyst
12 131 (2.69%) .NET Developer
12 131 (2.69%) Service Manager
13 130 (2.67%) Consultant
14 122 (2.50%) Administrator
15 121 (2.48%) Solutions Architect
16 120 (2.46%) Java Developer
17 115 (2.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
18 112 (2.30%) Scrum Master
19 106 (2.17%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 620 (12.72%) .NET
2 366 (7.51%) HTML
3 327 (6.71%) CSS
4 285 (5.85%) Web Services
5 251 (5.15%) REST
6 246 (5.05%) ASP.NET
7 201 (4.12%) React
8 187 (3.84%) AngularJS
9 181 (3.71%) Node.js
10 157 (3.22%) .NET Framework
11 153 (3.14%) HTML5
12 136 (2.79%) Spring
13 133 (2.73%) XML
14 128 (2.63%) ASP.NET Web API
15 127 (2.61%) ASP.NET MVC
16 120 (2.46%) .NET Core
17 109 (2.24%) JSON
18 103 (2.11%) RESTful
19 100 (2.05%) SOAP
20 97 (1.99%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 546 (11.20%) Analytical Skills
2 341 (6.99%) Management Information System
3 326 (6.69%) User Experience
4 223 (4.57%) Self-Motivation
5 157 (3.22%) Data Centre
6 98 (2.01%) Greenfield Project
6 98 (2.01%) Mobile App
7 91 (1.87%) Data Structures
8 83 (1.70%) Virtual Team
9 79 (1.62%) Algorithms
9 79 (1.62%) Public Cloud
10 78 (1.60%) Cloud Native
10 78 (1.60%) Enterprise Software
11 55 (1.13%) Client/Server
12 53 (1.09%) Social Network
13 52 (1.07%) Hybrid Cloud
14 40 (0.82%) CMDB
15 34 (0.70%) Social Media
15 34 (0.70%) Wiki
16 33 (0.68%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 556 (11.41%) Windows
2 411 (8.43%) Linux
3 169 (3.47%) Unix
4 154 (3.16%) Windows 10
5 153 (3.14%) Windows Server
6 90 (1.85%) Windows 7
7 76 (1.56%) Android
7 76 (1.56%) Apple iOS
8 61 (1.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 61 (1.25%) Windows Server 2012
9 51 (1.05%) Windows Server 2008
10 29 (0.59%) Mac OS
11 27 (0.55%) Windows 8
12 26 (0.53%) CentOS
13 19 (0.39%) Windows Server 2003
14 8 (0.16%) Solaris
14 8 (0.16%) VMS
15 7 (0.14%) Fedora
15 7 (0.14%) ThreadX
15 7 (0.14%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,096 (42.99%) Agile Software Development
2 818 (16.78%) Problem-Solving
3 772 (15.84%) DevOps
4 756 (15.51%) Scrum
5 715 (14.67%) Mentoring
6 700 (14.36%) ITIL
7 595 (12.21%) Project Management
8 507 (10.40%) Software Engineering
9 502 (10.30%) Change Management
10 461 (9.46%) Coaching
11 458 (9.39%) TDD
12 444 (9.11%) Stakeholder Management
13 413 (8.47%) Test Automation
14 411 (8.43%) SDLC
15 367 (7.53%) Service Delivery
16 365 (7.49%) Information Security
17 362 (7.43%) Continuous Integration
18 346 (7.10%) Project Delivery
19 339 (6.95%) Service Management
20 308 (6.32%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 681 (13.97%) SQL
2 646 (13.25%) C#
3 575 (11.79%) JavaScript
4 558 (11.45%) Java
5 374 (7.67%) Python
6 202 (4.14%) C
7 195 (4.00%) PowerShell
8 123 (2.52%) T-SQL
9 122 (2.50%) TypeScript
10 75 (1.54%) C++
10 75 (1.54%) Scala
11 69 (1.42%) Ruby
12 64 (1.31%) Bash Shell
13 63 (1.29%) ES6
14 58 (1.19%) PL/SQL
15 56 (1.15%) PHP
16 51 (1.05%) Java 8
17 50 (1.03%) Go
18 45 (0.92%) Kotlin
18 45 (0.92%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 667 (13.68%) Degree
2 207 (4.25%) Security Cleared
3 146 (2.99%) SC Cleared
4 142 (2.91%) CISSP
5 128 (2.63%) Cisco Certification
6 112 (2.30%) Computer Science Degree
7 103 (2.11%) CISM
8 100 (2.05%) DV Cleared
9 90 (1.85%) Microsoft Certification
10 70 (1.44%) ITIL Certification
11 63 (1.29%) ISTQB
12 62 (1.27%) CISA
13 50 (1.03%) MCSE
14 48 (0.98%) CCNP
15 45 (0.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 42 (0.86%) CCIE
17 40 (0.82%) ISEB
17 40 (0.82%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 36 (0.74%) CCNA
19 35 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 322 (6.61%) QA
2 242 (4.96%) SLA
3 227 (4.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 103 (2.11%) GDPR
4 103 (2.11%) PMO
5 93 (1.91%) Data Quality
6 76 (1.56%) NIST
7 68 (1.39%) PCI DSS
8 55 (1.13%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 37 (0.76%) Cyber Essentials
10 25 (0.51%) ISO 9001
11 22 (0.45%) COBIT
12 19 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 18 (0.37%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 16 (0.33%) ISO 22301
15 11 (0.23%) ISAE 3402
15 11 (0.23%) SSAE 16
16 10 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 17025
16 10 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
17 9 (0.18%) NCSC
System Software
1 281 (5.76%) Active Directory
2 276 (5.66%) Docker
3 132 (2.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 52 (1.07%) Hyper-V
5 38 (0.78%) vSphere
6 33 (0.68%) Virtual Machines
7 29 (0.59%) XenApp
8 24 (0.49%) XenDesktop
9 15 (0.31%) Firmware
9 15 (0.31%) HDFS
9 15 (0.31%) Microsoft App-V
10 13 (0.27%) Virtual Desktop
11 10 (0.21%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
12 9 (0.18%) BitLocker
13 8 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
14 6 (0.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 6 (0.12%) GridGain
14 6 (0.12%) Terminal Services
14 6 (0.12%) Varnish
14 6 (0.12%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 228 (4.68%) Kubernetes
2 197 (4.04%) Ansible
3 148 (3.04%) Puppet
4 113 (2.32%) Terraform
5 109 (2.24%) Opscode Chef
6 97 (1.99%) SCCM
7 33 (0.68%) Istio
8 25 (0.51%) Microsoft Intune
9 21 (0.43%) Kibana
10 20 (0.41%) Automic
10 20 (0.41%) BMC PATROL
10 20 (0.41%) Grafana
11 18 (0.37%) HP Quality Center
12 15 (0.31%) Packer
12 15 (0.31%) SCOM
12 15 (0.31%) WSUS
13 14 (0.29%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 13 (0.27%) Prometheus
14 13 (0.27%) Single Sign-On
15 11 (0.23%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 811 (16.64%) Microsoft
2 263 (5.39%) Oracle
3 214 (4.39%) Cisco
4 209 (4.29%) SAP
5 178 (3.65%) VMware
6 172 (3.53%) Citrix
7 151 (3.10%) Salesforce.com
8 102 (2.09%) ServiceNow
9 94 (1.93%) Apple
9 94 (1.93%) Google
10 83 (1.70%) WorldPay
11 67 (1.37%) Atlassian
11 67 (1.37%) Splunk
12 60 (1.23%) HP
13 52 (1.07%) IBM
14 49 (1.01%) Red Hat
15 48 (0.98%) Tealium
16 45 (0.92%) Palo Alto
17 44 (0.90%) CheckPoint
18 38 (0.78%) Tableau