Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Performance Improvement skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Performance Improvement over the 6 months to 24 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Performance Improvement
UK
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 997 1009 1043
Rank change year-on-year +12 +34 +39
Permanent jobs citing Performance Improvement 214 213 282
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.11% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.13% 0.13% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 127 184 218
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -0.99% +12.22%
10th Percentile £32,500 £33,750 £31,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £82,500 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +7.95% +2.35%

Performance 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 161950 169183 194286
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.90% 89.41% 88.80%
Number of salaries quoted 127926 140515 160119
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £79,800 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.53% - +6.25%

Performance Improvement
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Performance Improvement as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Performance Improvement in the UK

Performance Improvement
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Performance Improvement.

Salary trend for Performance Improvement in the UK

Performance Improvement
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Performance Improvement over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Performance Improvement in the UK

Performance Improvement
Top 14 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Performance Improvement within the UK over the 6 months to 24 November 2017. 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 +36 196 £50,000 - 19
UK excluding London +9 109 £47,500 - 13
London +50 101 £55,000 -18.52% 8
South East +39 45 £47,500 - 5
South West +24 15 £65,000 +73.33%
East of England +17 14 £37,500 -46.43% 2
Midlands +22 13 £16,500 -60.95% 1
Scotland +2 13 £45,000 - 1
East Midlands +35 11 £16,250 -52.90% 1
North of England -18 8 £41,250 -17.50% 3
Yorkshire +18 7 £47,500 +11.76%
West Midlands +1 2 £47,750 +12.02%
Wales +20 1 - -
North East - 1 £33,500 - 2

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, IT jobs citing Performance Improvement also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Performance Improvement.

1 80 (37.38%) Finance
2 70 (32.71%) Agile Software Development
3 56 (26.17%) Degree
4 55 (25.70%) SQL
5 47 (21.96%) Analytical Skills
6 44 (20.56%) SQL Server
7 43 (20.09%) Microsoft
8 34 (15.89%) Java
9 33 (15.42%) Tableau
10 32 (14.95%) .NET
11 30 (14.02%) CSS
11 30 (14.02%) HTML
12 28 (13.08%) Continuous Improvement
12 28 (13.08%) Creative Thinking
13 27 (12.62%) Master's Degree
13 27 (12.62%) Project Management
13 27 (12.62%) Stakeholder Management
14 26 (12.15%) Amazon AWS
15 25 (11.68%) NoSQL
15 25 (11.68%) SOA
16 24 (11.21%) C#
16 24 (11.21%) Change Management
17 23 (10.75%) Mathematics
18 22 (10.28%) Team Foundation Server
18 22 (10.28%) MVC
18 22 (10.28%) Scrum
19 21 (9.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 20 (9.35%) Web Services
21 19 (8.88%) Visual Studio
21 19 (8.88%) VSS/SourceSafe

Performance 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 11 (5.14%) Apache
1 11 (5.14%) SAS
2 3 (1.40%) IIS
3 2 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (0.93%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.47%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.47%) JBoss
4 1 (0.47%) nginx
4 1 (0.47%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.47%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.47%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.47%) WebSphere
Applications
1 10 (4.67%) SPSS
2 7 (3.27%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (2.80%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (1.87%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 4 (1.87%) Microsoft Office
5 2 (0.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.93%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.47%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.93%) Maximo
2 1 (0.47%) Aareon QL
2 1 (0.47%) Academy Housing
2 1 (0.47%) Kypera Housing
2 1 (0.47%) MIS ActiveH
2 1 (0.47%) Northgate Housing
2 1 (0.47%) OPENHousing
2 1 (0.47%) Orchard Housing
2 1 (0.47%) SAP CO
2 1 (0.47%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.47%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (0.47%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 26 (12.15%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (8.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (7.94%) GitHub
4 13 (6.07%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (1.87%) Google Drive
6 3 (1.40%) Adobe Analytics
7 2 (0.93%) Office 365
7 2 (0.93%) PaaS
7 2 (0.93%) SaaS
8 1 (0.47%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.47%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (6.07%) Firewall
1 13 (6.07%) Network Security
2 11 (5.14%) Internet
3 4 (1.87%) Intranet
4 2 (0.93%) NetScaler
4 2 (0.93%) SAN
5 1 (0.47%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (0.47%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (0.47%) LAN
5 1 (0.47%) VPN
5 1 (0.47%) WAN
5 1 (0.47%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (20.56%) SQL Server
2 25 (11.68%) NoSQL
3 21 (9.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 17 (7.94%) MySQL
4 17 (7.94%) SQL Server 2016
5 11 (5.14%) Hadoop
5 11 (5.14%) Relational Database
6 10 (4.67%) Big Data
6 10 (4.67%) QlikView
6 10 (4.67%) RDBMS
7 7 (3.27%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (2.34%) Apache Cassandra
9 4 (1.87%) MongoDB
10 3 (1.40%) BusinessObjects
10 3 (1.40%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (1.40%) Oracle Database
10 3 (1.40%) SQL Server 2012
11 2 (0.93%) SQL Server 2014
11 2 (0.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 2 (0.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 22 (10.28%) Team Foundation Server
2 19 (8.88%) Visual Studio
2 19 (8.88%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 8 (3.74%) Jenkins
4 3 (1.40%) NUnit
5 1 (0.47%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.47%) Selenium
5 1 (0.47%) SpecFlow
5 1 (0.47%) Talend Open Studio
5 1 (0.47%) WebDriver
General
1 80 (37.38%) Finance
2 17 (7.94%) Legal
3 16 (7.48%) Marketing
3 16 (7.48%) Retail
4 10 (4.67%) Law
5 8 (3.74%) Billing
6 7 (3.27%) Telecoms
7 5 (2.34%) Front Office
8 4 (1.87%) Banking
8 4 (1.87%) Publishing
9 3 (1.40%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.93%) Corporate Banking
10 2 (0.93%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.47%) Back Office
11 1 (0.47%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 36 (16.82%) Consultant
2 26 (12.15%) Analyst
3 23 (10.75%) Developer
4 22 (10.28%) Senior Developer
5 21 (9.81%) .NET Developer
5 21 (9.81%) Senior .NET Developer
6 19 (8.88%) DBA
6 19 (8.88%) SQL DBA
7 17 (7.94%) MySQL DBA
8 14 (6.54%) Development Manager
9 12 (5.61%) Analytics Manager
9 12 (5.61%) Network Consultant
9 12 (5.61%) Network Security Consultant
9 12 (5.61%) Security Consultant
10 10 (4.67%) Data Analytics Manager
10 10 (4.67%) Financial Analyst
11 9 (4.21%) Finance Systems Analyst
12 8 (3.74%) Digital Transformation
12 8 (3.74%) Digital Transformation Manager
12 8 (3.74%) Transformation Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (14.95%) .NET
2 30 (14.02%) CSS
2 30 (14.02%) HTML
3 20 (9.35%) Web Services
4 19 (8.88%) .NET Framework
4 19 (8.88%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 19 (8.88%) HTML5
5 16 (7.48%) Node.js
6 9 (4.21%) JSON
6 9 (4.21%) REST
6 9 (4.21%) XML
7 8 (3.74%) CodeIgniter
7 8 (3.74%) LESS
7 8 (3.74%) React
7 8 (3.74%) Ruby on Rails
7 8 (3.74%) Sass
7 8 (3.74%) SOAP
7 8 (3.74%) Spring
7 8 (3.74%) Struts
7 8 (3.74%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 47 (21.96%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (8.88%) Fintech
3 18 (8.41%) Computer Science
4 9 (4.21%) Data Centre
4 9 (4.21%) Mobile App
5 8 (3.74%) Management Information System
5 8 (3.74%) N-Tier
6 4 (1.87%) Robotics
6 4 (1.87%) User Experience
7 3 (1.40%) Algorithms
7 3 (1.40%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (0.93%) Life Science
8 2 (0.93%) NHS
8 2 (0.93%) Replication
9 1 (0.47%) Enterprise Cloud
9 1 (0.47%) Handset
9 1 (0.47%) PMI
9 1 (0.47%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 12 (5.61%) Linux
2 9 (4.21%) Windows
3 2 (0.93%) Unix
3 2 (0.93%) Windows Server
3 2 (0.93%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.47%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.47%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (32.71%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (13.08%) Continuous Improvement
2 28 (13.08%) Creative Thinking
3 27 (12.62%) Project Management
3 27 (12.62%) Stakeholder Management
4 25 (11.68%) SOA
5 24 (11.21%) Change Management
6 23 (10.75%) Mathematics
7 22 (10.28%) MVC
7 22 (10.28%) Scrum
8 19 (8.88%) Analytics
8 19 (8.88%) Coaching
8 19 (8.88%) DevOps
8 19 (8.88%) Lean Six Sigma
8 19 (8.88%) Six Sigma
9 18 (8.41%) Business Analysis
9 18 (8.41%) ITIL
9 18 (8.41%) Line Management
9 18 (8.41%) Requirements Management
9 18 (8.41%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 55 (25.70%) SQL
2 34 (15.89%) Java
3 24 (11.21%) C#
4 19 (8.88%) Python
5 17 (7.94%) T-SQL
6 15 (7.01%) Ruby
7 11 (5.14%) R
8 10 (4.67%) JavaScript
8 10 (4.67%) Perl
8 10 (4.67%) PHP
9 8 (3.74%) C
10 7 (3.27%) C++
11 3 (1.40%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.47%) ABAP
12 1 (0.47%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.47%) VB
12 1 (0.47%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.47%) VB6
12 1 (0.47%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 56 (26.17%) Degree
2 27 (12.62%) Master's Degree
3 11 (5.14%) Security Cleared
3 11 (5.14%) Six Sigma Black Belt
4 9 (4.21%) SC Cleared
4 9 (4.21%) Six Sigma Green Belt
5 7 (3.27%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
6 4 (1.87%) ACCA
7 3 (1.40%) ISEB
7 3 (1.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (1.40%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.93%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.93%) IIBA
8 2 (0.93%) MCSA
8 2 (0.93%) MCSE
8 2 (0.93%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.47%) CCA
9 1 (0.47%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.47%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (0.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.14%) QA
2 6 (2.80%) PMO
2 6 (2.80%) SLA
3 2 (0.93%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.93%) GDPR
4 1 (0.47%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 18 (8.41%) Active Directory
2 8 (3.74%) Docker
3 3 (1.40%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.47%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.47%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.47%) XenApp
4 1 (0.47%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (4.21%) Opscode Chef
1 9 (4.21%) Puppet
2 8 (3.74%) Ansible
3 2 (0.93%) BladeLogic
3 2 (0.93%) Nagios
4 1 (0.47%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.47%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.47%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.47%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.47%) SCCM
4 1 (0.47%) SCOM
4 1 (0.47%) vRealize
Vendors
1 43 (20.09%) Microsoft
2 33 (15.42%) Tableau
3 19 (8.88%) VMware
4 18 (8.41%) Splunk
5 15 (7.01%) Google
6 14 (6.54%) CheckPoint
6 14 (6.54%) Cisco
7 12 (5.61%) Fortinet
8 11 (5.14%) Netezza
8 11 (5.14%) Teradata
9 8 (3.74%) New Relic
10 7 (3.27%) Adobe
11 6 (2.80%) SAP
12 5 (2.34%) Alteryx
12 5 (2.34%) Oracle
13 4 (1.87%) Apple
14 3 (1.40%) IBM
15 2 (0.93%) Omniture
16 1 (0.47%) Northgate
16 1 (0.47%) Orchard