Period
to 23 September 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Process Improvement skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Process Improvement over the 6 months to 23 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Process Improvement
UK
6 months to
23 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 253 222 246
Rank change year-on-year -31 +24 +1
Permanent jobs citing Process Improvement 609 2,140 2,318
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.23% 1.53% 1.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.33% 1.66% 1.53%
Number of salaries quoted 478 1,401 1,669
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
10th Percentile £31,675 £31,250 £32,400
90th Percentile £82,500 £77,500 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% -5.26% +8.57%

Process 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 45,744 129,089 151,885
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.54% 92.20% 91.87%
Number of salaries quoted 37,182 101,360 120,890
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £33,000 £30,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £91,250 £86,250 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%

Process Improvement
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Process Improvement as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Process Improvement in the UK

Process Improvement
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Process Improvement.

Salary trend for Process Improvement in the UK

Process Improvement
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Process Improvement over the 6 months to 23 September 2020.

Salary histogram for Process Improvement in the UK

Process 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 Process Improvement within the UK over the 6 months to 23 September 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 -36 553 £57,500 +15.00% 90
UK excluding London -26 359 £47,500 +5.56% 84
London -8 230 £65,000 +8.33% 16
South East +40 97 £47,500 -5.00% 19
North of England -26 83 £45,000 +5.88% 22
Midlands +23 73 £43,000 +2.38% 16
West Midlands +20 61 £43,000 +2.97% 9
Work from Home +45 59 £65,000 -3.70% 18
North West +7 54 £47,500 +10.47% 13
East of England +83 39 £60,000 +9.09% 9
South West +41 29 £50,000 +17.65% 8
Wales +36 26 £47,500 +5.56% 3
Yorkshire +10 23 £45,270 +13.17% 4
Scotland +28 13 £50,000 -9.09% 7
East Midlands +31 12 £36,000 -15.29% 7
North East +4 6 £32,500 -10.34% 5
Northern Ireland +15 1 - -

For the 6 months to 23 September 2020, IT jobs citing Process 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 Process Improvement.

1 216 (35.47%) Agile Software Development
2 161 (26.44%) Azure
3 147 (24.14%) Finance
4 140 (22.99%) Microsoft
5 136 (22.33%) SQL
6 111 (18.23%) Problem-Solving
7 109 (17.90%) Analytics
8 94 (15.44%) AWS
9 93 (15.27%) Scrum
10 91 (14.94%) DevOps
11 90 (14.78%) Mentoring
11 90 (14.78%) Python
12 85 (13.96%) ITIL
13 84 (13.79%) Windows
14 83 (13.63%) Project Management
15 81 (13.30%) Requirements Gathering
16 80 (13.14%) Degree
17 76 (12.48%) Big Data
18 74 (12.15%) Analytical Skills
18 74 (12.15%) Continuous Improvement
19 70 (11.49%) JavaScript
20 68 (11.17%) Coaching
21 64 (10.51%) Software Engineering
22 63 (10.34%) Management Information System
23 61 (10.02%) Java
24 59 (9.69%) ETL
24 59 (9.69%) Office 365
25 57 (9.36%) Data Analytics
26 56 (9.20%) Software Delivery
26 56 (9.20%) Oracle

Process 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 42 (6.90%) SAS
2 17 (2.79%) SharePoint
3 16 (2.63%) MS Exchange
4 13 (2.13%) Confluence
5 12 (1.97%) Apache Spark
6 10 (1.64%) Apache Airflow
6 10 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2013
6 10 (1.64%) Luigi
7 5 (0.82%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.33%) IIS
8 2 (0.33%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.33%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.33%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.33%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.16%) ArcGIS
9 1 (0.16%) WinCC
Applications
1 50 (8.21%) Microsoft Office
2 47 (7.72%) Microsoft Excel
3 25 (4.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 19 (3.12%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.82%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.16%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 16 (2.63%) Dynamics AX
2 13 (2.13%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 10 (1.64%) Dynamics CRM
4 8 (1.31%) SAP S/4HANA
5 6 (0.99%) Maximo
5 6 (0.99%) SAP ERP
6 5 (0.82%) BigMachines
6 5 (0.82%) TRIRIGA
7 4 (0.66%) SAP Business ByDesign
7 4 (0.66%) SAP FI
7 4 (0.66%) Social Studio
7 4 (0.66%) Unit4 Business World
8 3 (0.49%) NetSuite
8 3 (0.49%) ResourceLink
8 3 (0.49%) SAP CO
8 3 (0.49%) SAP FI/CO
9 2 (0.33%) Oracle Payables
9 2 (0.33%) Oracle Receivables
9 2 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
9 2 (0.33%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 161 (26.44%) Azure
2 94 (15.44%) AWS
3 59 (9.69%) Office 365
4 53 (8.70%) Power Platform
5 37 (6.08%) SaaS
6 25 (4.11%) Amazon EC2
7 15 (2.46%) Amazon S3
7 15 (2.46%) Azure Active Directory
8 14 (2.30%) IaaS
9 12 (1.97%) Amazon ELB
9 12 (1.97%) Route 53
10 11 (1.81%) Logic Apps
10 11 (1.81%) PaaS
11 10 (1.64%) Amazon EMR
11 10 (1.64%) Dynamics 365
11 10 (1.64%) Serverless
11 10 (1.64%) Slack
11 10 (1.64%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 9 (1.48%) GCP
12 9 (1.48%) Mavenlink
Communications & Networking
1 26 (4.27%) Firewall
2 21 (3.45%) VPN
3 16 (2.63%) Wireless
4 14 (2.30%) DNS
4 14 (2.30%) WAN
5 13 (2.13%) MPLS
6 11 (1.81%) WebEx
7 10 (1.64%) iSCSI
7 10 (1.64%) LAN
8 9 (1.48%) TCP/IP
9 8 (1.31%) ADSL
9 8 (1.31%) Ethernet
9 8 (1.31%) IMAP
9 8 (1.31%) VDSL
10 7 (1.15%) SAN
11 6 (0.99%) Network Security
12 5 (0.82%) Intranet
12 5 (0.82%) Skype
13 4 (0.66%) HTTP
13 4 (0.66%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (12.48%) Big Data
2 53 (8.70%) Power BI
3 50 (8.21%) Hadoop
4 45 (7.39%) SQL Server
5 40 (6.57%) Pentaho
6 38 (6.24%) BusinessObjects
6 38 (6.24%) Oracle Database
7 37 (6.08%) Apache Hive
7 37 (6.08%) Impala
8 30 (4.93%) Relational Database
9 27 (4.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 24 (3.94%) Data Warehouse
11 21 (3.45%) Amazon RDS
12 19 (3.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 18 (2.96%) NoSQL
14 15 (2.46%) PostgreSQL
15 13 (2.13%) Amazon Redshift
16 10 (1.64%) Apache Cassandra
16 10 (1.64%) Azkaban
17 8 (1.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 39 (6.40%) Git (software)
2 21 (3.45%) Jenkins
2 21 (3.45%) JIRA
3 12 (1.97%) Team Foundation Server
4 10 (1.64%) Selenium
4 10 (1.64%) Visual Studio Team System
5 7 (1.15%) Subversion
5 7 (1.15%) Visual Studio
6 6 (0.99%) Maven
6 6 (0.99%) NUnit
6 6 (0.99%) SpecFlow
7 5 (0.82%) Bitbucket
7 5 (0.82%) Cucumber
7 5 (0.82%) GitLab
7 5 (0.82%) Octopus Deploy
8 4 (0.66%) TeamCity
9 3 (0.49%) Artifactory
9 3 (0.49%) WebDriver
10 2 (0.33%) Cypress.io
10 2 (0.33%) Jasmine
General
1 147 (24.14%) Finance
2 33 (5.42%) Telecoms
3 24 (3.94%) Law
4 23 (3.78%) Banking
5 22 (3.61%) Retail
6 20 (3.28%) Marketing
7 18 (2.96%) Legal
8 14 (2.30%) Manufacturing
9 13 (2.13%) Games
10 10 (1.64%) Public Sector
11 8 (1.31%) Retail Banking
12 6 (0.99%) Aerospace
12 6 (0.99%) Digital Economy
12 6 (0.99%) Mandarin Language
13 5 (0.82%) Automotive
13 5 (0.82%) Back Office
13 5 (0.82%) Investment Banking
14 4 (0.66%) Financial Institution
14 4 (0.66%) Local Government
15 3 (0.49%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 128 (21.02%) Analyst
2 74 (12.15%) Developer
3 58 (9.52%) Data Engineer
4 37 (6.08%) Consultant
5 29 (4.76%) Business Analyst
6 28 (4.60%) Project Manager
7 27 (4.43%) Support Analyst
8 23 (3.78%) Senior Developer
9 21 (3.45%) Administrator
10 18 (2.96%) Senior Analyst
11 17 (2.79%) Applications Support
11 17 (2.79%) DevOps Engineer
12 16 (2.63%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 16 (2.63%) Functional Consultant
12 16 (2.63%) IT Manager
12 16 (2.63%) Service Analyst
13 15 (2.46%) Dynamics AX Consultant
13 15 (2.46%) IT Analyst
14 14 (2.30%) Change Analyst
15 13 (2.13%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (4.43%) XML
2 26 (4.27%) HTML
3 21 (3.45%) .NET
4 20 (3.28%) Web Services
5 18 (2.96%) JSON
5 18 (2.96%) REST
6 13 (2.13%) AngularJS
6 13 (2.13%) Kafka
7 12 (1.97%) CSS
8 11 (1.81%) SOAP
8 11 (1.81%) XMPP
9 10 (1.64%) React
9 10 (1.64%) Spark Streaming
10 7 (1.15%) .NET Framework
10 7 (1.15%) LDAP
10 7 (1.15%) Node.js
10 7 (1.15%) Spring
11 6 (0.99%) .NET Core
11 6 (0.99%) Middleware
11 6 (0.99%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 74 (12.15%) Analytical Skills
2 63 (10.34%) Management Information System
3 46 (7.55%) Self-Motivation
4 37 (6.08%) User Experience
5 21 (3.45%) Data Structures
6 18 (2.96%) Data Centre
7 16 (2.63%) Public Cloud
8 14 (2.30%) Enterprise Storage
9 10 (1.64%) PMI
10 9 (1.48%) Mobile App
11 8 (1.31%) Driving Licence
12 7 (1.15%) Cloud Native
12 7 (1.15%) Video Conferencing
13 6 (0.99%) Robotics
13 6 (0.99%) Virtual Team
14 4 (0.66%) 3D Printing
14 4 (0.66%) Analytical Mindset
14 4 (0.66%) CMDB
14 4 (0.66%) FMCG
14 4 (0.66%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 84 (13.79%) Windows
2 48 (7.88%) Unix
3 34 (5.58%) Linux
4 33 (5.42%) Windows Server
5 22 (3.61%) Apple iOS
6 21 (3.45%) Android
7 15 (2.46%) Windows Server 2016
8 11 (1.81%) Windows 10
9 9 (1.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 7 (1.15%) Mac OS
11 5 (0.82%) Windows Server 2012
12 3 (0.49%) Windows Server 2019
13 1 (0.16%) AIX
13 1 (0.16%) Amazon Linux
13 1 (0.16%) CentOS
13 1 (0.16%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 216 (35.47%) Agile Software Development
2 111 (18.23%) Problem-Solving
3 109 (17.90%) Analytics
4 93 (15.27%) Scrum
5 91 (14.94%) DevOps
6 90 (14.78%) Mentoring
7 85 (13.96%) ITIL
8 83 (13.63%) Project Management
9 81 (13.30%) Requirements Gathering
10 74 (12.15%) Continuous Improvement
11 68 (11.17%) Coaching
12 64 (10.51%) Software Engineering
13 59 (9.69%) ETL
14 57 (9.36%) Data Analytics
15 56 (9.20%) Software Delivery
16 50 (8.21%) Change Management
16 50 (8.21%) Stakeholder Management
17 49 (8.05%) Decision-Making
18 46 (7.55%) SDLC
18 46 (7.55%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 136 (22.33%) SQL
2 90 (14.78%) Python
3 70 (11.49%) JavaScript
4 61 (10.02%) Java
5 50 (8.21%) C#
6 48 (7.88%) PowerShell
7 38 (6.24%) PL/SQL
8 37 (6.08%) HiveQL
9 35 (5.75%) Shell Script
10 17 (2.79%) C++
11 11 (1.81%) C
11 11 (1.81%) Scala
11 11 (1.81%) VB
12 10 (1.64%) T-SQL
13 8 (1.31%) Bash Shell
13 8 (1.31%) VBA
14 6 (0.99%) Ruby
14 6 (0.99%) TypeScript
15 4 (0.66%) R
15 4 (0.66%) SOQL
Qualifications
1 80 (13.14%) Degree
2 27 (4.43%) BPSS Clearance
3 26 (4.27%) Computer Science Degree
4 19 (3.12%) Security Cleared
5 14 (2.30%) SC Cleared
6 12 (1.97%) Cisco Certification
7 11 (1.81%) PMI Certification
8 10 (1.64%) CCNA
8 10 (1.64%) CCNP
8 10 (1.64%) CISSP
9 9 (1.48%) ACCA
9 9 (1.48%) ITIL Certification
10 8 (1.31%) Microsoft Certification
11 6 (0.99%) Citrix Certification
11 6 (0.99%) ISEB
11 6 (0.99%) ISTQB
11 6 (0.99%) Six Sigma Green Belt
12 4 (0.66%) CIMA
12 4 (0.66%) CISA
12 4 (0.66%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (7.39%) SLA
2 31 (5.09%) QA
3 21 (3.45%) GDPR
4 20 (3.28%) Data Quality
5 19 (3.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 14 (2.30%) PCI DSS
7 11 (1.81%) PMO
8 10 (1.64%) BS25999
8 10 (1.64%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 8 (1.31%) ISO 9001
10 5 (0.82%) PMBOK
11 3 (0.49%) NIST
12 1 (0.16%) COSO
12 1 (0.16%) GMP
12 1 (0.16%) IEC 62304
12 1 (0.16%) IFRS
12 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 17025
12 1 (0.16%) ITGC
12 1 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 46 (7.55%) Active Directory
2 37 (6.08%) HDFS
2 37 (6.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (2.96%) Hyper-V
4 15 (2.46%) Docker
5 10 (1.64%) BitLocker
5 10 (1.64%) NFS
5 10 (1.64%) XenApp
5 10 (1.64%) XenDesktop
6 4 (0.66%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (0.33%) Apache Flume
7 2 (0.33%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.33%) vSphere
8 1 (0.16%) Snort
8 1 (0.16%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 30 (4.93%) SCCM
2 20 (3.28%) Ansible
3 19 (3.12%) Terraform
4 16 (2.63%) Kubernetes
5 15 (2.46%) Microsoft Intune
6 12 (1.97%) Opscode Chef
7 11 (1.81%) Puppet
8 10 (1.64%) Backup Exec
9 3 (0.49%) CA Single Sign-On
9 3 (0.49%) Single Sign-On
10 2 (0.33%) BMC Performance Manager
10 2 (0.33%) Capistrano
10 2 (0.33%) CASB
10 2 (0.33%) Failover Clustering
10 2 (0.33%) MaaS360
10 2 (0.33%) Rancher
10 2 (0.33%) Red Hat Satellite
10 2 (0.33%) SCSM
11 1 (0.16%) Cisco CUCM
11 1 (0.16%) SCOM
Vendors
1 140 (22.99%) Microsoft
2 56 (9.20%) Oracle
3 42 (6.90%) VMware
4 40 (6.57%) Cloudera
5 39 (6.40%) SAP
6 38 (6.24%) Informatica
6 38 (6.24%) Talend
7 33 (5.42%) Citrix
8 32 (5.25%) Cisco
9 29 (4.76%) Salesforce.com
10 12 (1.97%) Atlassian
11 11 (1.81%) IBM
12 10 (1.64%) Apple
12 10 (1.64%) DocuSign
12 10 (1.64%) Sophos
12 10 (1.64%) Veeam
13 9 (1.48%) Google
13 9 (1.48%) Tableau
14 6 (0.99%) Capita
14 6 (0.99%) Snow