Period
to 9 July 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 9 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Process Improvement
UK
6 months to
9 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 257 231 241
Rank change year-on-year -26 +10 +11
Permanent jobs citing Process Improvement 946 2,178 2,484
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.21% 1.48% 1.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.32% 1.60% 1.52%
Number of salaries quoted 662 1,422 1,783
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £51,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% -1.96% +2.00%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £77,500 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% -5.26% +11.76%

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 71,778 135,730 163,676
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.15% 92.22% 92.15%
Number of salaries quoted 57,298 106,842 131,246
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +3.09%
10th Percentile £31,750 £30,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £86,250 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +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 9 July 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 9 July 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 -46 838 £53,000 +6.00% 81
UK excluding London +11 624 £47,500 +5.56% 72
London -52 299 £65,000 +8.33% 19
South East +6 156 £55,000 +10.00% 12
Midlands +17 140 £46,500 +9.41% 15
North of England -28 117 £45,000 +11.80% 17
West Midlands +39 111 £46,500 +16.25% 10
East of England +74 77 £57,500 +4.55% 4
Scotland +88 70 £45,000 - 6
Work from Home +56 70 £56,250 -6.25% 14
North West -12 64 £51,250 +19.88% 10
South West +22 42 £50,000 +17.65% 14
Yorkshire +10 38 £43,250 +8.13% 4
East Midlands +20 29 £45,000 - 5
Wales +15 16 £46,250 -2.63% 5
North East +26 15 £32,500 -7.14% 3
Northern Ireland +28 8 - -

For the 6 months to 9 July 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.

1 288 (30.44%) Agile Software Development
2 273 (28.86%) Finance
3 195 (20.61%) Microsoft
4 180 (19.03%) SQL
5 170 (17.97%) Problem-Solving
6 142 (15.01%) Azure
7 135 (14.27%) Project Management
8 128 (13.53%) Degree
9 122 (12.90%) Analytics
10 121 (12.79%) Windows
10 121 (12.79%) Analytical Skills
11 118 (12.47%) Change Management
12 107 (11.31%) Python
13 104 (10.99%) AWS
14 102 (10.78%) Continuous Improvement
15 101 (10.68%) DevOps
16 99 (10.47%) Java
17 94 (9.94%) Coaching
18 91 (9.62%) ITIL
18 91 (9.62%) Management Information System
19 88 (9.30%) C#
20 87 (9.20%) SQL Server
21 84 (8.88%) Decision-Making
22 83 (8.77%) Office 365
23 78 (8.25%) Scrum
24 77 (8.14%) Mentoring
25 76 (8.03%) Microsoft Office
25 76 (8.03%) .NET
26 75 (7.93%) SDLC
27 74 (7.82%) 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 30 (3.17%) MS Exchange
2 26 (2.75%) SAS
3 24 (2.54%) Apache Spark
3 24 (2.54%) Exchange Server 2013
4 20 (2.11%) Apache Airflow
4 20 (2.11%) Luigi
4 20 (2.11%) SharePoint
5 15 (1.59%) Confluence
6 6 (0.63%) Red Hat Fuse
7 5 (0.53%) CMS
7 5 (0.53%) Elasticsearch
8 4 (0.42%) EPiServer
9 3 (0.32%) IIS
9 3 (0.32%) NetWeaver
9 3 (0.32%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.21%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.21%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.21%) Skype for Business
11 1 (0.11%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 1 (0.11%) WinCC
Applications
1 76 (8.03%) Microsoft Office
2 68 (7.19%) Microsoft Excel
3 28 (2.96%) MS Visio
4 26 (2.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 13 (1.37%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.32%) Adobe Illustrator
6 3 (0.32%) InVision
6 3 (0.32%) Open Workbench
6 3 (0.32%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.32%) Sketch
7 2 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 32 (3.38%) Dynamics AX
2 17 (1.80%) SAP FI
3 16 (1.69%) SAP CO
3 16 (1.69%) SAP FI/CO
4 15 (1.59%) Dynamics CRM
5 14 (1.48%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 14 (1.48%) SAP S/4HANA
6 7 (0.74%) NetSuite
7 5 (0.53%) Dynamics NAV
7 5 (0.53%) Hyperion Planning
7 5 (0.53%) SAP CRM
8 4 (0.42%) ResourceLink
8 4 (0.42%) SAP Business One
8 4 (0.42%) Social Studio
8 4 (0.42%) Unit4 Business World
9 3 (0.32%) Lawson
9 3 (0.32%) Oracle ERP
9 3 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
9 3 (0.32%) SAP SCM
10 2 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 142 (15.01%) Azure
2 104 (10.99%) AWS
3 83 (8.77%) Office 365
4 45 (4.76%) Power Platform
5 26 (2.75%) GCP
6 25 (2.64%) IaaS
7 23 (2.43%) Amazon EC2
8 22 (2.33%) PaaS
9 21 (2.22%) Amazon EMR
10 18 (1.90%) Amazon S3
11 16 (1.69%) SaaS
12 15 (1.59%) Dynamics 365
13 10 (1.06%) Cloud Computing
13 10 (1.06%) GitHub
14 9 (0.95%) Azure Active Directory
14 9 (0.95%) Logic Apps
15 7 (0.74%) Serverless
16 6 (0.63%) Firebase
16 6 (0.63%) Salesforce Service Cloud
17 5 (0.53%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 68 (7.19%) Firewall
2 32 (3.38%) VPN
3 24 (2.54%) iSCSI
4 19 (2.01%) WAN
5 18 (1.90%) MPLS
6 17 (1.80%) Wireless
7 16 (1.69%) LAN
8 9 (0.95%) BGP
8 9 (0.95%) Network Security
9 8 (0.85%) Cisco Nexus
9 8 (0.85%) Internet
9 8 (0.85%) IPsec
9 8 (0.85%) Skype
10 7 (0.74%) Cisco ASA
10 7 (0.74%) FTP
10 7 (0.74%) SNMP
11 6 (0.63%) DNS
12 5 (0.53%) ADSL
12 5 (0.53%) HTTP
12 5 (0.53%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (9.20%) SQL Server
2 67 (7.08%) Big Data
3 44 (4.65%) Power BI
3 44 (4.65%) Relational Database
4 40 (4.23%) Hadoop
5 35 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 32 (3.38%) Amazon RDS
7 29 (3.07%) Data Warehouse
7 29 (3.07%) NoSQL
7 29 (3.07%) PostgreSQL
8 28 (2.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 24 (2.54%) Amazon Redshift
10 23 (2.43%) Oracle Database
11 22 (2.33%) BusinessObjects
12 20 (2.11%) Azkaban
12 20 (2.11%) Pentaho
13 17 (1.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 16 (1.69%) Apache Hive
14 16 (1.69%) Impala
15 12 (1.27%) BigQuery
Development Applications
1 46 (4.86%) Git (software)
2 37 (3.91%) JIRA
3 28 (2.96%) Jenkins
4 19 (2.01%) Selenium
5 16 (1.69%) Maven
6 15 (1.59%) Team Foundation Server
7 11 (1.16%) Bitbucket
8 10 (1.06%) Eclipse
8 10 (1.06%) SoapUI
9 9 (0.95%) Cucumber
10 8 (0.85%) Visual Studio
11 7 (0.74%) Postman
12 6 (0.63%) CMake
12 6 (0.63%) Cypress.io
12 6 (0.63%) Gerrit
12 6 (0.63%) Octopus Deploy
13 5 (0.53%) HP UFT
13 5 (0.53%) JMeter
13 5 (0.53%) Sonatype Nexus
13 5 (0.53%) SpecFlow
General
1 273 (28.86%) Finance
2 41 (4.33%) Law
3 29 (3.07%) Retail
4 28 (2.96%) Telecoms
5 27 (2.85%) Marketing
6 24 (2.54%) Manufacturing
7 22 (2.33%) Banking
8 20 (2.11%) Aerospace
8 20 (2.11%) Games
9 18 (1.90%) Legal
10 15 (1.59%) Back Office
10 15 (1.59%) Public Sector
11 11 (1.16%) Police
12 9 (0.95%) Financial Institution
13 7 (0.74%) Electronics
14 6 (0.63%) Automotive
15 5 (0.53%) Local Government
15 5 (0.53%) Military
15 5 (0.53%) Polish Language
16 4 (0.42%) Billing
Job Titles
1 236 (24.95%) Analyst
2 104 (10.99%) Developer
3 78 (8.25%) Consultant
4 77 (8.14%) Business Analyst
5 55 (5.81%) Data Engineer
6 53 (5.60%) Support Analyst
7 38 (4.02%) Software Engineer
8 32 (3.38%) Senior Developer
9 31 (3.28%) Infrastructure Support
10 28 (2.96%) Functional Consultant
10 28 (2.96%) Senior Analyst
11 27 (2.85%) Dynamics AX Consultant
12 26 (2.75%) IT Manager
13 22 (2.33%) IT Analyst
13 22 (2.33%) Project Manager
14 21 (2.22%) Infrastructure Analyst
14 21 (2.22%) Software Analyst
15 20 (2.11%) DevOps Engineer
15 20 (2.11%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
16 19 (2.01%) Change Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (8.03%) .NET
2 43 (4.55%) .NET Framework
2 43 (4.55%) CSS
3 42 (4.44%) HTML
4 38 (4.02%) REST
5 29 (3.07%) AngularJS
6 28 (2.96%) Web Services
7 27 (2.85%) Kafka
8 24 (2.54%) Node.js
9 21 (2.22%) jQuery
10 20 (2.11%) Spark Streaming
11 18 (1.90%) Entity Framework
12 17 (1.80%) .NET Core
13 16 (1.69%) HTML5
13 16 (1.69%) React
13 16 (1.69%) SOAP
14 15 (1.59%) CSS3
15 14 (1.48%) JSON
16 13 (1.37%) Spring
16 13 (1.37%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 121 (12.79%) Analytical Skills
2 91 (9.62%) Management Information System
3 42 (4.44%) Enterprise Storage
4 34 (3.59%) User Experience
5 31 (3.28%) Self-Motivation
6 27 (2.85%) Data Structures
7 23 (2.43%) Driving Licence
8 22 (2.33%) Data Centre
9 20 (2.11%) Enterprise Software
10 17 (1.80%) Public Cloud
11 10 (1.06%) Cloud Native
12 8 (0.85%) Analytical Mindset
12 8 (0.85%) AS400
13 7 (0.74%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 7 (0.74%) NHS
13 7 (0.74%) PKI
14 6 (0.63%) CMDB
14 6 (0.63%) FMCG
14 6 (0.63%) Virtual Team
15 5 (0.53%) 3D Printing
Operating Systems
1 121 (12.79%) Windows
2 57 (6.03%) Linux
3 54 (5.71%) Unix
4 53 (5.60%) Windows Server
5 20 (2.11%) Apple iOS
6 19 (2.01%) Android
7 15 (1.59%) Mac OS
8 12 (1.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 11 (1.16%) Windows Server 2016
10 7 (0.74%) AIX
11 3 (0.32%) VMS
12 2 (0.21%) Windows 10
12 2 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.21%) Windows Server 2019
13 1 (0.11%) Amazon Linux
13 1 (0.11%) CentOS
13 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 288 (30.44%) Agile Software Development
2 170 (17.97%) Problem-Solving
3 135 (14.27%) Project Management
4 122 (12.90%) Analytics
5 118 (12.47%) Change Management
6 102 (10.78%) Continuous Improvement
7 101 (10.68%) DevOps
8 94 (9.94%) Coaching
9 91 (9.62%) ITIL
10 84 (8.88%) Decision-Making
11 78 (8.25%) Scrum
12 77 (8.14%) Mentoring
13 75 (7.93%) SDLC
14 73 (7.72%) Software Engineering
14 73 (7.72%) Stakeholder Management
15 72 (7.61%) Line Management
16 64 (6.77%) Requirements Gathering
17 62 (6.55%) ETL
18 59 (6.24%) Service Delivery
19 58 (6.13%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 180 (19.03%) SQL
2 107 (11.31%) Python
3 99 (10.47%) Java
4 88 (9.30%) C#
5 70 (7.40%) JavaScript
6 64 (6.77%) C++
7 53 (5.60%) PowerShell
8 33 (3.49%) C
9 24 (2.54%) PL/SQL
9 24 (2.54%) Scala
10 18 (1.90%) VBA
11 17 (1.80%) Bash Shell
12 15 (1.59%) HiveQL
13 14 (1.48%) Shell Script
13 14 (1.48%) TypeScript
14 13 (1.37%) VBScript
15 12 (1.27%) Java 8
15 12 (1.27%) Ruby
16 11 (1.16%) Groovy
17 8 (0.85%) Go
Qualifications
1 128 (13.53%) Degree
2 34 (3.59%) Computer Science Degree
3 33 (3.49%) Security Cleared
4 29 (3.07%) SC Cleared
5 26 (2.75%) CISSP
6 15 (1.59%) CISM
7 13 (1.37%) ACCA
8 12 (1.27%) PMP
9 11 (1.16%) PMI Certification
9 11 (1.16%) Six Sigma Green Belt
10 10 (1.06%) BPSS Clearance
10 10 (1.06%) CCNP
10 10 (1.06%) Cisco Certification
10 10 (1.06%) SANS
11 9 (0.95%) ISEB
11 9 (0.95%) Microsoft Certification
12 8 (0.85%) AWS Certification
12 8 (0.85%) CREST Certified
12 8 (0.85%) ISTQB
12 8 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (6.77%) QA
2 34 (3.59%) SLA
3 31 (3.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 29 (3.07%) Data Quality
5 26 (2.75%) PMO
6 24 (2.54%) BS25999
6 24 (2.54%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 17 (1.80%) GDPR
8 13 (1.37%) PCI DSS
9 6 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 4 (0.42%) ISO 9001
11 3 (0.32%) P3O
12 2 (0.21%) IFRS
12 2 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 17025
12 2 (0.21%) NIST
13 1 (0.11%) Actionable Recommendations
13 1 (0.11%) COSO
13 1 (0.11%) GAAP
13 1 (0.11%) IFRS 9
13 1 (0.11%) ITGC
System Software
1 61 (6.45%) Active Directory
2 59 (6.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 49 (5.18%) Hyper-V
4 34 (3.59%) Docker
5 28 (2.96%) BitLocker
6 24 (2.54%) NFS
6 24 (2.54%) XenApp
6 24 (2.54%) XenDesktop
7 15 (1.59%) HDFS
8 8 (0.85%) vSphere
9 6 (0.63%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (0.21%) Apache Flume
10 2 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.11%) Firmware
11 1 (0.11%) Snort
Systems Management
1 25 (2.64%) Terraform
2 24 (2.54%) Backup Exec
3 22 (2.33%) Ansible
3 22 (2.33%) Kubernetes
4 14 (1.48%) SCCM
5 13 (1.37%) Opscode Chef
6 10 (1.06%) Puppet
7 9 (0.95%) Microsoft Intune
8 6 (0.63%) CFEngine
8 6 (0.63%) Prometheus
9 5 (0.53%) BMC PATROL
9 5 (0.53%) CASB
9 5 (0.53%) HP ALM
10 4 (0.42%) Rancher
10 4 (0.42%) Single Sign-On
11 3 (0.32%) BMC Performance Manager
11 3 (0.32%) CA Single Sign-On
12 2 (0.21%) Grafana
12 2 (0.21%) MaaS360
12 2 (0.21%) SCSM
Vendors
1 195 (20.61%) Microsoft
2 74 (7.82%) Oracle
3 69 (7.29%) VMware
4 60 (6.34%) SAP
5 32 (3.38%) Salesforce.com
6 31 (3.28%) Citrix
7 24 (2.54%) Cisco
7 24 (2.54%) Sophos
7 24 (2.54%) Veeam
8 23 (2.43%) Google
9 22 (2.33%) Informatica
10 20 (2.11%) Splunk
10 20 (2.11%) Talend
11 19 (2.01%) Dell
12 18 (1.90%) Cloudera
12 18 (1.90%) EqualLogic
12 18 (1.90%) NetApp
13 16 (1.69%) ServiceNow
13 16 (1.69%) Tableau
14 13 (1.37%) HP