Period
to 14 November 2018

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 14 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Process Improvement
UK
6 months to
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 248 249 248
Rank change year-on-year +1 -1 -12
Permanent jobs citing Process Improvement 2,254 2,588 2,653
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.38% 1.43% 1.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.51% 1.56% 1.54%
Number of salaries quoted 1,572 1,776 2,050
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,250 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.63% -3.50% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £29,125 £31,250
90th Percentile £81,250 £76,250 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £44,400 £45,000
% change year-on-year +6.98% -1.33% +4.65%

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 149,014 165,379 172,621
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.10% 91.49% 90.94%
Number of salaries quoted 118,546 130,794 143,596
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £84,000 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -

Process Improvement
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Process Improvement in the UK

Process Improvement
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Process Improvement in the UK

Process Improvement
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Process Improvement over the 6 months to 14 November 2018.

Salary histogram for Process Improvement in the UK

Process 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 Process Improvement within the UK over the 6 months to 14 November 2018. 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 -3 2,097 £51,000 +6.25% 298
UK excluding London +5 1,420 £47,500 +6.98% 247
London -22 775 £60,000 - 84
South East -12 454 £50,000 +5.26% 50
North of England +31 354 £47,500 +18.75% 61
Yorkshire +49 197 £45,000 +21.62% 18
Midlands -21 196 £42,500 +2.41% 45
South West +47 165 £40,000 -11.11% 41
North West -16 146 £48,569 +14.28% 38
East of England +23 142 £45,000 -5.26% 18
West Midlands -18 134 £38,500 -3.75% 30
Scotland +10 79 £45,000 - 20
East Midlands -14 62 £45,000 +5.88% 15
Wales +19 58 £42,500 +6.25% 11
North East -7 11 £47,638 +9.72% 5
Northern Ireland +2 3 - - 2

For the 6 months to 14 November 2018, 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.

1 830 (36.82%) Agile Software Development
2 643 (28.53%) Finance
3 436 (19.34%) Project Management
4 422 (18.72%) Problem-Solving
5 407 (18.06%) SQL
5 407 (18.06%) Analytical Skills
6 384 (17.04%) Degree
7 359 (15.93%) Microsoft
8 352 (15.62%) Windows
9 343 (15.22%) Stakeholder Management
10 314 (13.93%) Continuous Integration
11 309 (13.71%) Test Automation
12 293 (13.00%) ITIL
13 274 (12.16%) C#
14 273 (12.11%) SQL Server
15 272 (12.07%) Continuous Improvement
16 269 (11.93%) Java
16 269 (11.93%) JavaScript
17 268 (11.89%) Linux
18 266 (11.80%) Scrum
19 263 (11.67%) QA
20 258 (11.45%) .NET
21 256 (11.36%) Mentoring
22 255 (11.31%) DevOps
23 229 (10.16%) SDLC
24 228 (10.12%) Microsoft Azure
25 217 (9.63%) JIRA
26 211 (9.36%) Git (software)
27 209 (9.27%) Amazon AWS
28 205 (9.09%) Coaching

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
1 107 (4.75%) SharePoint
2 101 (4.48%) Confluence
3 100 (4.44%) IIS
4 45 (2.00%) MS Exchange
5 25 (1.11%) BizTalk Server
6 24 (1.06%) Apache
7 23 (1.02%) Tomcat
8 21 (0.93%) JBoss
9 18 (0.80%) CMS
10 17 (0.75%) WebLogic
11 16 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2010
12 14 (0.62%) IBM Notes
13 12 (0.53%) Appian
14 10 (0.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 9 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2013
15 9 (0.40%) WebSphere
16 8 (0.35%) Elasticsearch
16 8 (0.35%) OpenStack
16 8 (0.35%) SAS
16 8 (0.35%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 129 (5.72%) Microsoft Office
2 105 (4.66%) Microsoft Excel
3 64 (2.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 58 (2.57%) Microsoft Project
5 57 (2.53%) MS Visio
6 11 (0.49%) Mingle
7 6 (0.27%) AutoCAD
7 6 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.13%) 3ds Max
8 3 (0.13%) Maya
8 3 (0.13%) SPSS
9 2 (0.089%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.044%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.044%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.044%) Adobe Premiere
10 1 (0.044%) CATIA
10 1 (0.044%) Pro/ENGINEER
10 1 (0.044%) PTC Creo
10 1 (0.044%) Simulink
10 1 (0.044%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 25 (1.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (0.84%) Dynamics AX
3 16 (0.71%) SAP MM
4 15 (0.67%) Distributed Ledger
5 14 (0.62%) NetSuite
5 14 (0.62%) SAP SD
6 13 (0.58%) Concordance
6 13 (0.58%) Relativity
7 12 (0.53%) SAP APO
7 12 (0.53%) SAP SCM
8 11 (0.49%) SAP ERP
8 11 (0.49%) SAP FI
9 9 (0.40%) FastStats
10 8 (0.35%) SAP CO
10 8 (0.35%) SAP FI/CO
11 7 (0.31%) SAP EWM
11 7 (0.31%) SAP HR
11 7 (0.31%) Unit4 Business World
11 7 (0.31%) Workday HCM
12 6 (0.27%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 228 (10.12%) Microsoft Azure
2 209 (9.27%) Amazon AWS
3 135 (5.99%) SaaS
4 78 (3.46%) Office 365
5 69 (3.06%) Google Cloud Platform
6 38 (1.69%) Cloud Computing
7 36 (1.60%) GitHub
8 30 (1.33%) IaaS
9 27 (1.20%) PaaS
10 26 (1.15%) CloudBees
11 17 (0.75%) Serverless
11 17 (0.75%) SuccessFactors
12 10 (0.44%) G Suite
13 9 (0.40%) Dynamics 365
14 8 (0.35%) Azure Active Directory
14 8 (0.35%) DigitalOcean
15 7 (0.31%) AWS CloudFormation
16 6 (0.27%) Azure Functions
16 6 (0.27%) Mimecast
16 6 (0.27%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 75 (3.33%) Firewall
2 38 (1.69%) DNS
3 35 (1.55%) Wireless
4 34 (1.51%) VPN
5 24 (1.06%) TCP/IP
6 19 (0.84%) LAN
7 17 (0.75%) WAN
8 16 (0.71%) DHCP
9 15 (0.67%) Internet
9 15 (0.67%) Network Security
10 14 (0.62%) SSL
11 13 (0.58%) IPsec
12 10 (0.44%) Ethernet
13 9 (0.40%) Intrusion Detection
13 9 (0.40%) SAN
13 9 (0.40%) VoIP
14 8 (0.35%) MPLS
15 7 (0.31%) Cisco IOS
15 7 (0.31%) FTP
15 7 (0.31%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 273 (12.11%) SQL Server
2 68 (3.02%) MySQL
3 61 (2.71%) Data Warehouse
4 59 (2.62%) Relational Database
5 55 (2.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 54 (2.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 37 (1.64%) Big Data
8 33 (1.46%) Oracle Database
9 26 (1.15%) MariaDB
9 26 (1.15%) MongoDB
9 26 (1.15%) SQL Server 2012
10 23 (1.02%) NoSQL
11 19 (0.84%) SQL Server 2008
12 16 (0.71%) Blockchain
12 16 (0.71%) SAP HANA
13 15 (0.67%) Power BI
14 14 (0.62%) Azure SQL Database
14 14 (0.62%) Oracle Reports
15 13 (0.58%) PostgreSQL
16 11 (0.49%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 217 (9.63%) JIRA
2 211 (9.36%) Git (software)
3 188 (8.34%) Jenkins
4 120 (5.32%) Selenium
5 109 (4.84%) Team Foundation Server
6 90 (3.99%) Subversion
7 89 (3.95%) Cucumber
8 87 (3.86%) TeamCity
9 75 (3.33%) Octopus Deploy
10 67 (2.97%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 53 (2.35%) GoCD
12 43 (1.91%) Visual Studio
13 41 (1.82%) SpecFlow
14 39 (1.73%) NUnit
15 30 (1.33%) HP UFT
15 30 (1.33%) Vagrant
16 27 (1.20%) Maven
17 26 (1.15%) ClearCase
17 26 (1.15%) IBM UrbanCode
17 26 (1.15%) Travis CI
General
1 643 (28.53%) Finance
2 126 (5.59%) Banking
3 122 (5.41%) Retail
4 72 (3.19%) Billing
5 68 (3.02%) Legal
6 67 (2.97%) Manufacturing
7 65 (2.88%) Marketing
8 60 (2.66%) Back Office
9 55 (2.44%) Games
10 48 (2.13%) Telecoms
11 47 (2.09%) Law
12 43 (1.91%) Advertising
13 41 (1.82%) Investment Banking
14 22 (0.98%) Front Office
15 19 (0.84%) Financial Institution
16 17 (0.75%) Automotive
17 16 (0.71%) Publishing
18 15 (0.67%) Retail Banking
19 11 (0.49%) Electronics
20 10 (0.44%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 529 (23.47%) Analyst
2 257 (11.40%) Business Analyst
3 255 (11.31%) Developer
4 177 (7.85%) Consultant
5 134 (5.94%) IT Manager
6 120 (5.32%) Project Manager
7 90 (3.99%) Architect
8 89 (3.95%) .NET Developer
9 88 (3.90%) Test Engineer
10 77 (3.42%) IT Analyst
11 76 (3.37%) Service Manager
12 73 (3.24%) C# Developer
13 72 (3.19%) Applications Support
13 72 (3.19%) C# .NET Developer
13 72 (3.19%) Senior Analyst
14 68 (3.02%) Software Engineer
15 67 (2.97%) Senior Manager
16 65 (2.88%) Senior Developer
17 57 (2.53%) IT Services Manager
18 56 (2.48%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 258 (11.45%) .NET
2 120 (5.32%) HTML
3 119 (5.28%) Web Services
4 94 (4.17%) REST
5 92 (4.08%) XML
6 86 (3.82%) CSS
7 73 (3.24%) ASP.NET
8 72 (3.19%) ASP.NET Web API
9 53 (2.35%) JSON
10 46 (2.04%) WPF
11 42 (1.86%) Node.js
12 41 (1.82%) Gherkin
12 41 (1.82%) SOAP
13 40 (1.77%) AngularJS
13 40 (1.77%) jQuery
14 37 (1.64%) WCF
15 35 (1.55%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 35 (1.55%) XSLT
16 32 (1.42%) Elastic Stack
16 32 (1.42%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 407 (18.06%) Analytical Skills
2 148 (6.57%) Management Information System
3 143 (6.34%) Computer Science
4 92 (4.08%) User Experience
5 72 (3.19%) Self-Motivation
6 55 (2.44%) Mobile App
7 48 (2.13%) Fintech
8 45 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
9 39 (1.73%) Data Centre
9 39 (1.73%) PMI
10 25 (1.11%) Linux Command Line
11 20 (0.89%) Smart Meter
12 19 (0.84%) Robotics
12 19 (0.84%) Virtual Team
13 17 (0.75%) Driving Licence
13 17 (0.75%) Hedge funds
14 16 (0.71%) Cloud Native
15 15 (0.67%) Equities
15 15 (0.67%) Fixed Income
16 14 (0.62%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 352 (15.62%) Windows
2 268 (11.89%) Linux
3 164 (7.28%) Unix
4 61 (2.71%) Windows Server
5 45 (2.00%) Apple iOS
6 26 (1.15%) CoreOS
7 24 (1.06%) Windows 10
8 23 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 17 (0.75%) Android
10 14 (0.62%) Windows Server 2008
10 14 (0.62%) Windows Server 2012
11 12 (0.53%) Windows 7
12 8 (0.35%) Mac OS
13 6 (0.27%) Ubuntu
14 5 (0.22%) CentOS
14 5 (0.22%) Windows 8
15 4 (0.18%) Mac OS X
16 3 (0.13%) Windows Server 2003
17 2 (0.089%) FreeRTOS
17 2 (0.089%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 830 (36.82%) Agile Software Development
2 436 (19.34%) Project Management
3 422 (18.72%) Problem-Solving
4 343 (15.22%) Stakeholder Management
5 314 (13.93%) Continuous Integration
6 309 (13.71%) Test Automation
7 293 (13.00%) ITIL
8 272 (12.07%) Continuous Improvement
9 266 (11.80%) Scrum
10 256 (11.36%) Mentoring
11 255 (11.31%) DevOps
12 229 (10.16%) SDLC
13 205 (9.09%) Business Analysis
13 205 (9.09%) Coaching
14 188 (8.34%) Change Management
15 181 (8.03%) TDD
16 178 (7.90%) Continuous Delivery
17 174 (7.72%) Business Process Improvement
18 171 (7.59%) Waterfall
19 147 (6.52%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 407 (18.06%) SQL
2 274 (12.16%) C#
3 269 (11.93%) Java
3 269 (11.93%) JavaScript
4 134 (5.94%) PowerShell
5 130 (5.77%) Python
6 67 (2.97%) PHP
7 66 (2.93%) C++
8 60 (2.66%) Bash Shell
9 46 (2.04%) C
10 33 (1.46%) Perl
11 25 (1.11%) T-SQL
12 24 (1.06%) VB.NET
13 22 (0.98%) Ruby
14 15 (0.67%) VBA
15 14 (0.62%) Apex Code
16 12 (0.53%) ABAP
17 10 (0.44%) VB
18 9 (0.40%) F#
18 9 (0.40%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 384 (17.04%) Degree
2 69 (3.06%) Security Cleared
3 66 (2.93%) ISEB
4 61 (2.71%) SC Cleared
5 60 (2.66%) PMI Certification
6 47 (2.09%) ISTQB
7 44 (1.95%) PMP
8 36 (1.60%) Microsoft Certification
9 32 (1.42%) Cisco Certification
10 30 (1.33%) ITIL Certification
11 28 (1.24%) Computer Science Degree
12 23 (1.02%) CBAP
13 21 (0.93%) CCNA
13 21 (0.93%) IIBA
14 20 (0.89%) CISSP
15 19 (0.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 15 (0.67%) MCSA
17 14 (0.62%) CCNP
17 14 (0.62%) DV Cleared
17 14 (0.62%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 263 (11.67%) QA
2 102 (4.53%) PMO
3 61 (2.71%) SLA
4 45 (2.00%) Data Quality
5 33 (1.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 29 (1.29%) GDPR
7 21 (0.93%) PCI DSS
7 21 (0.93%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 19 (0.84%) ISO 9001
9 13 (0.58%) COBIT
10 11 (0.49%) ISO 9000
11 9 (0.40%) Cyber Essentials
12 4 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 4 (0.18%) P3O
13 3 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 3 (0.13%) PSD2
14 2 (0.089%) DO-160
14 2 (0.089%) DO-178B
14 2 (0.089%) HIPAA
14 2 (0.089%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 151 (6.70%) Active Directory
2 112 (4.97%) Docker
3 56 (2.48%) VMware Infrastructure
4 37 (1.64%) Hyper-V
5 13 (0.58%) Firmware
6 10 (0.44%) VMware ESXi
7 8 (0.35%) Virtual Servers
8 6 (0.27%) Virtual Machines
9 5 (0.22%) Terminal Server
10 4 (0.18%) vSphere
11 3 (0.13%) Virtual Desktop
11 3 (0.13%) XenApp
12 2 (0.089%) BitLocker
12 2 (0.089%) Forefront TMG
12 2 (0.089%) HDFS
12 2 (0.089%) NFS
12 2 (0.089%) Oracle RAC
12 2 (0.089%) Samba
12 2 (0.089%) Terminal Services
12 2 (0.089%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 118 (5.24%) Ansible
2 103 (4.57%) Puppet
3 85 (3.77%) Opscode Chef
4 41 (1.82%) Terraform
5 29 (1.29%) Graphite
5 29 (1.29%) Nagios
6 26 (1.15%) Automic
6 26 (1.15%) Consul
6 26 (1.15%) Rundeck
7 12 (0.53%) Docker Swarm
8 11 (0.49%) Kubernetes
8 11 (0.49%) Salt
9 10 (0.44%) SCCM
10 8 (0.35%) SCOM
10 8 (0.35%) Single Sign-On
11 7 (0.31%) NetBackup
12 6 (0.27%) HP Quality Center
12 6 (0.27%) vCenter Server
13 5 (0.22%) Backup Exec
13 5 (0.22%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 359 (15.93%) Microsoft
2 157 (6.97%) Oracle
3 123 (5.46%) SAP
4 89 (3.95%) ServiceNow
5 66 (2.93%) VMware
6 57 (2.53%) Google
7 55 (2.44%) Salesforce.com
8 36 (1.60%) Cisco
9 32 (1.42%) Atlassian
9 32 (1.42%) Splunk
10 29 (1.29%) AppDynamics
10 29 (1.29%) Dynatrace
11 27 (1.20%) RedGate
12 26 (1.15%) Delphix
12 26 (1.15%) XebiaLabs
13 25 (1.11%) IBM
14 24 (1.06%) Citrix
15 23 (1.02%) Red Hat
16 22 (0.98%) Cognizant
16 22 (0.98%) Sitecore