Period
to 24 May 2019

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 24 May 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Process Improvement
UK
6 months to
24 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 243 253 249
Rank change year-on-year +10 -4 -20
Permanent jobs citing Process Improvement 2,043 2,291 2,351
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.41% 1.33% 1.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.53% 1.45% 1.52%
Number of salaries quoted 1,327 1,623 1,792
UK median annual salary £50,000 £51,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.96% +2.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £31,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,500 £47,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -4.21% +11.76% -5.56%

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 133,252 158,348 154,932
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.75% 91.83% 91.49%
Number of salaries quoted 104,246 127,450 127,097
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,250 £27,790
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £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 24 May 2019.

Salary histogram for Process Improvement in the UK

Process Improvement
Top 15 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 24 May 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 +12 1,892 £50,000 -1.96% 97
UK excluding London +5 1,236 £45,500 -4.21% 80
London +23 725 £60,000 -2.04% 23
South East +21 380 £50,000 - 11
North of England -5 346 £45,000 - 21
Midlands +54 247 £42,000 -11.11% 16
North West +17 213 £45,000 -9.09% 12
West Midlands +33 163 £38,500 -17.38% 14
Yorkshire -44 118 £42,500 -5.56% 4
East of England +32 98 £55,000 +10.00% 8
South West -33 94 £42,500 -5.56% 17
East Midlands +48 84 £55,000 +15.79% 2
Scotland +6 55 £50,000 +25.00% 4
Wales -30 28 £45,000 -7.69% 2
North East 0 15 £40,000 -33.33% 5

For the 6 months to 24 May 2019, 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.

1 731 (35.78%) Agile Software Development
2 614 (30.05%) Finance
3 460 (22.52%) Microsoft
4 397 (19.43%) SQL
5 390 (19.09%) Problem-Solving
6 365 (17.87%) Degree
7 338 (16.54%) Analytical Skills
8 328 (16.05%) Project Management
9 293 (14.34%) Test Automation
10 280 (13.71%) Java
11 275 (13.46%) SDLC
12 260 (12.73%) Windows
13 251 (12.29%) Microsoft Azure
14 250 (12.24%) C#
15 244 (11.94%) SQL Server
16 232 (11.36%) QA
17 228 (11.16%) Stakeholder Management
18 227 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
19 224 (10.96%) Continuous Integration
20 221 (10.82%) Scrum
21 212 (10.38%) DevOps
22 211 (10.33%) .NET
23 208 (10.18%) Mentoring
24 201 (9.84%) Amazon AWS
25 198 (9.69%) ITIL
26 190 (9.30%) Linux
27 189 (9.25%) Git (software)
28 188 (9.20%) JavaScript
29 186 (9.10%) Microsoft Office
30 185 (9.06%) Business Analysis

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
1 103 (5.04%) SharePoint
2 57 (2.79%) Confluence
2 57 (2.79%) IIS
3 49 (2.40%) MS Exchange
4 40 (1.96%) SAS
5 28 (1.37%) Skype for Business
6 27 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2010
7 26 (1.27%) Tomcat
7 26 (1.27%) WebSphere
8 22 (1.08%) BizTalk Server
9 15 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2013
10 14 (0.69%) NetWeaver
11 13 (0.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 12 (0.59%) Apache Spark
13 10 (0.49%) Appian
13 10 (0.49%) CMS
14 7 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2003
14 7 (0.34%) nginx
14 7 (0.34%) OpenStack
14 7 (0.34%) WebLogic
Applications
1 186 (9.10%) Microsoft Office
2 150 (7.34%) Microsoft Excel
3 87 (4.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 52 (2.55%) Microsoft Project
5 27 (1.32%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.29%) Mingle
7 3 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
7 3 (0.15%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.15%) SPSS
8 2 (0.098%) Adobe After Effects
8 2 (0.098%) Pro/ENGINEER
8 2 (0.098%) PTC Creo
8 2 (0.098%) SPSS Modeler
9 1 (0.049%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.049%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.049%) CATIA
9 1 (0.049%) InVision
9 1 (0.049%) Sketch
9 1 (0.049%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 30 (1.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 25 (1.22%) SAP ERP
3 22 (1.08%) Dynamics AX
3 22 (1.08%) Oracle EBS
4 20 (0.98%) Oracle Applications
5 18 (0.88%) Payment Gateway
6 15 (0.73%) Oracle General Ledger
7 12 (0.59%) HFM
7 12 (0.59%) SAP S/4HANA
8 11 (0.54%) CSG Singleview
8 11 (0.54%) SAP CO
8 11 (0.54%) SAP FI
9 9 (0.44%) Oracle ERP
9 9 (0.44%) Remedy ITSM
10 8 (0.39%) Maximo
10 8 (0.39%) Oracle EBS R12
10 8 (0.39%) SAP FI/CO
11 7 (0.34%) Dynamics NAV
11 7 (0.34%) SAP SCM
12 6 (0.29%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 251 (12.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 201 (9.84%) Amazon AWS
3 102 (4.99%) Google Cloud Platform
4 88 (4.31%) Office 365
5 73 (3.57%) SaaS
6 62 (3.03%) Power Platform
7 39 (1.91%) PaaS
8 27 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
9 26 (1.27%) CloudBees
9 26 (1.27%) Serverless
10 25 (1.22%) SuccessFactors
11 17 (0.83%) IaaS
12 12 (0.59%) AWS Lambda
13 11 (0.54%) OneDrive
14 10 (0.49%) Azure Data Factory
14 10 (0.49%) PowerApps
15 8 (0.39%) GitHub
16 7 (0.34%) Azure Stack
16 7 (0.34%) FinancialForce
16 7 (0.34%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 73 (3.57%) Broadband
2 62 (3.03%) Firewall
3 56 (2.74%) TCP/IP
4 38 (1.86%) DNS
5 25 (1.22%) Wireless
6 23 (1.13%) Internet
6 23 (1.13%) LAN
6 23 (1.13%) WAN
7 21 (1.03%) DHCP
7 21 (1.03%) Skype
7 21 (1.03%) VPN
8 20 (0.98%) SMTP
9 18 (0.88%) SAN
10 14 (0.69%) Modbus
10 14 (0.69%) RS-485
11 12 (0.59%) PBX
12 11 (0.54%) Unified Communications
13 10 (0.49%) HTTP
14 9 (0.44%) MPLS
14 9 (0.44%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 244 (11.94%) SQL Server
2 72 (3.52%) Data Warehouse
3 71 (3.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 63 (3.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 62 (3.03%) Power BI
6 55 (2.69%) Relational Database
7 47 (2.30%) Hadoop
8 34 (1.66%) Amazon Redshift
9 32 (1.57%) Pentaho
10 31 (1.52%) MySQL
10 31 (1.52%) NoSQL
11 29 (1.42%) Oracle Database
12 24 (1.17%) Crystal Reports
13 22 (1.08%) Big Data
14 21 (1.03%) SQL Server 2012
15 17 (0.83%) PostgreSQL
15 17 (0.83%) SQL Server 2008
16 15 (0.73%) BusinessObjects
17 14 (0.69%) MongoDB
18 12 (0.59%) Oracle Smart View
Development Applications
1 189 (9.25%) Git (software)
2 155 (7.59%) JIRA
3 150 (7.34%) Jenkins
4 98 (4.80%) Selenium
5 94 (4.60%) Team Foundation Server
6 72 (3.52%) Cucumber
7 71 (3.48%) Subversion
8 70 (3.43%) Octopus Deploy
8 70 (3.43%) TeamCity
9 65 (3.18%) Maven
10 60 (2.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 52 (2.55%) GoCD
12 44 (2.15%) Bitbucket
13 41 (2.01%) Visual Studio
14 40 (1.96%) SoapUI
15 36 (1.76%) IBM UrbanCode
15 36 (1.76%) SpecFlow
16 32 (1.57%) NUnit
17 31 (1.52%) Artifactory
17 31 (1.52%) Vagrant
General
1 614 (30.05%) Finance
2 89 (4.36%) Retail
3 88 (4.31%) Banking
4 84 (4.11%) Manufacturing
5 83 (4.06%) Telecoms
6 65 (3.18%) Legal
7 62 (3.03%) Marketing
8 47 (2.30%) Billing
9 37 (1.81%) Back Office
10 34 (1.66%) Publishing
11 25 (1.22%) Advertising
12 24 (1.17%) Front Office
13 22 (1.08%) Games
14 19 (0.93%) Law
15 13 (0.64%) Investment Banking
16 10 (0.49%) Financial Institution
16 10 (0.49%) Local Government
17 9 (0.44%) Electronics
18 8 (0.39%) General Ledger
18 8 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 504 (24.67%) Analyst
2 247 (12.09%) Developer
3 181 (8.86%) Consultant
4 176 (8.61%) Business Analyst
5 99 (4.85%) Project Manager
6 89 (4.36%) Support Analyst
7 86 (4.21%) Software Engineer
8 85 (4.16%) Test Engineer
9 82 (4.01%) C# Developer
10 72 (3.52%) .NET Developer
11 69 (3.38%) C# .NET Developer
12 67 (3.28%) IT Manager
13 61 (2.99%) Applications Support
14 58 (2.84%) Service Manager
15 57 (2.79%) Delivery Manager
16 54 (2.64%) Applications Support Analyst
17 52 (2.55%) Software Developer
18 49 (2.40%) Java Developer
18 49 (2.40%) Test Analyst
19 47 (2.30%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 211 (10.33%) .NET
2 142 (6.95%) XML
3 107 (5.24%) HTML
4 77 (3.77%) REST
5 62 (3.03%) CSS
6 61 (2.99%) Web Services
7 57 (2.79%) RESTful
8 56 (2.74%) ASP.NET Web API
9 53 (2.59%) JSON
10 46 (2.25%) Gherkin
11 42 (2.06%) Node.js
11 42 (2.06%) Spring
12 38 (1.86%) ASP.NET
13 36 (1.76%) .NET Framework
14 35 (1.71%) AngularJS
15 31 (1.52%) SOAP
16 29 (1.42%) Elastic Stack
16 29 (1.42%) XSD
17 26 (1.27%) XSLT
18 23 (1.13%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 338 (16.54%) Analytical Skills
2 172 (8.42%) Management Information System
3 131 (6.41%) Self-Motivation
4 87 (4.26%) User Experience
5 50 (2.45%) Fintech
6 45 (2.20%) Data Centre
7 42 (2.06%) Virtual Team
8 31 (1.52%) Robotics
9 25 (1.22%) CMDB
10 20 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
11 18 (0.88%) e-Learning
12 17 (0.83%) Enterprise Storage
13 16 (0.78%) Cloud Native
13 16 (0.78%) Equities
14 15 (0.73%) Mobile App
15 14 (0.69%) CAN bus
15 14 (0.69%) Embedded Systems
15 14 (0.69%) Greenfield Project
16 12 (0.59%) Analytical Mindset
16 12 (0.59%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 260 (12.73%) Windows
2 190 (9.30%) Linux
3 151 (7.39%) Unix
4 50 (2.45%) Windows Server
5 36 (1.76%) Apple iOS
6 32 (1.57%) Android
7 26 (1.27%) CoreOS
8 23 (1.13%) Windows Server 2008
8 23 (1.13%) Windows Server 2012
9 22 (1.08%) Windows 10
10 14 (0.69%) FreeRTOS
10 14 (0.69%) Windows 8
10 14 (0.69%) Windows Server 2003
11 12 (0.59%) Windows 7
12 9 (0.44%) Mac OS
12 9 (0.44%) VMS
13 6 (0.29%) Ubuntu
14 4 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 3 (0.15%) Windows XP
16 1 (0.049%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 731 (35.78%) Agile Software Development
2 390 (19.09%) Problem-Solving
3 328 (16.05%) Project Management
4 293 (14.34%) Test Automation
5 275 (13.46%) SDLC
6 228 (11.16%) Stakeholder Management
7 227 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
8 224 (10.96%) Continuous Integration
9 221 (10.82%) Scrum
10 212 (10.38%) DevOps
11 208 (10.18%) Mentoring
12 198 (9.69%) ITIL
13 185 (9.06%) Business Analysis
14 175 (8.57%) Analytics
14 175 (8.57%) Change Management
15 174 (8.52%) Coaching
16 161 (7.88%) Software Engineering
17 160 (7.83%) Waterfall
18 141 (6.90%) Six Sigma
19 140 (6.85%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 397 (19.43%) SQL
2 280 (13.71%) Java
3 250 (12.24%) C#
4 188 (9.20%) JavaScript
5 151 (7.39%) Python
6 116 (5.68%) PowerShell
7 96 (4.70%) C++
8 64 (3.13%) Bash Shell
9 58 (2.84%) C
10 50 (2.45%) T-SQL
11 48 (2.35%) Perl
12 47 (2.30%) VBA
13 42 (2.06%) PHP
14 37 (1.81%) PL/SQL
15 32 (1.57%) Ruby
16 31 (1.52%) Kotlin
17 30 (1.47%) TypeScript
18 23 (1.13%) Apple Swift
18 23 (1.13%) Objective-C
19 22 (1.08%) VB
Qualifications
1 365 (17.87%) Degree
2 58 (2.84%) ISEB
3 56 (2.74%) Security Cleared
4 45 (2.20%) ISTQB
5 41 (2.01%) SC Cleared
6 38 (1.86%) Microsoft Certification
7 36 (1.76%) Computer Science Degree
8 31 (1.52%) PMI Certification
9 27 (1.32%) MCSE
9 27 (1.32%) PMP
10 23 (1.13%) Cisco Certification
11 20 (0.98%) BPSS Clearance
11 20 (0.98%) CCNA
12 19 (0.93%) ITIL Certification
13 17 (0.83%) DV Cleared
13 17 (0.83%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 16 (0.78%) CISSP
15 15 (0.73%) CCNP
16 13 (0.64%) AWS Certification
16 13 (0.64%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 232 (11.36%) QA
2 124 (6.07%) SLA
3 98 (4.80%) PMO
4 56 (2.74%) GDPR
5 41 (2.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 31 (1.52%) Data Quality
7 26 (1.27%) COBIT
8 23 (1.13%) PCI DSS
9 10 (0.49%) ISO 9000
9 10 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 8 (0.39%) EMIR
10 8 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 8 (0.39%) MiFID
11 7 (0.34%) Dodd-Frank
11 7 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 6 (0.29%) IFRS
13 5 (0.24%) ISO 14001
13 5 (0.24%) ISO 22301
13 5 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 15288
14 4 (0.20%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 152 (7.44%) Active Directory
2 108 (5.29%) Docker
3 76 (3.72%) VMware Infrastructure
4 47 (2.30%) Hyper-V
5 16 (0.78%) Firmware
6 15 (0.73%) XenApp
7 13 (0.64%) Virtual Servers
7 13 (0.64%) VMware ESXi
8 11 (0.54%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 11 (0.54%) vSphere
9 10 (0.49%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 7 (0.34%) Forefront TMG
11 4 (0.20%) NFS
11 4 (0.20%) Samba
11 4 (0.20%) VMware NSX
12 3 (0.15%) XenDesktop
13 2 (0.098%) HDFS
13 2 (0.098%) Virtual Machines
14 1 (0.049%) Apache Flume
14 1 (0.049%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 131 (6.41%) Ansible
2 82 (4.01%) Opscode Chef
3 78 (3.82%) Puppet
4 65 (3.18%) Terraform
5 42 (2.06%) Nagios
6 30 (1.47%) Kubernetes
7 29 (1.42%) Graphite
8 27 (1.32%) SCCM
9 26 (1.27%) Automic
9 26 (1.27%) Consul
9 26 (1.27%) Rundeck
10 21 (1.03%) CA Service Virtualization
11 10 (0.49%) Prometheus
12 9 (0.44%) WSUS
13 7 (0.34%) SCOM
14 6 (0.29%) HP Quality Center
14 6 (0.29%) Nessus
14 6 (0.29%) SCOrch
15 5 (0.24%) Single Sign-On
15 5 (0.24%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 460 (22.52%) Microsoft
2 143 (7.00%) Oracle
3 131 (6.41%) SAP
4 97 (4.75%) VMware
5 64 (3.13%) Google
6 62 (3.03%) ServiceNow
7 45 (2.20%) Citrix
7 45 (2.20%) Salesforce.com
8 41 (2.01%) Splunk
9 40 (1.96%) AppDynamics
10 39 (1.91%) Blue Prism
11 37 (1.81%) Cisco
12 31 (1.52%) Cloudera
13 30 (1.47%) CA
13 30 (1.47%) Dell
14 28 (1.37%) IBM
14 28 (1.37%) Pega
15 26 (1.27%) Delphix
15 26 (1.27%) RedGate
15 26 (1.27%) XebiaLabs