Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Process Improvement
UK
6 months to
22 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 221 242 247
Rank change year-on-year +21 +5 -4
Permanent jobs citing Process Improvement 2,126 2,334 2,598
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.53% 1.40% 1.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.66% 1.53% 1.59%
Number of salaries quoted 1,356 1,635 1,737
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £30,750 £32,000 £29,485
90th Percentile £77,500 £81,250 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £43,500
% change year-on-year -5.26% +9.20% -3.33%

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 128,133 152,793 163,107
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.11% 91.76% 92.31%
Number of salaries quoted 100,524 121,643 128,866
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +4.17%
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,000 £28,000
90th Percentile £86,250 £82,500 £80,000
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 22 September 2019.

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 22 September 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 +23 1,968 £50,000 -0.99% 255
UK excluding London +14 1,321 £45,000 -5.26% 213
London +40 752 £60,000 - 69
North of England +14 401 £41,709 -12.45% 56
South East -17 345 £50,000 -1.96% 47
Midlands +44 237 £41,517 -7.74% 38
North West +47 203 £42,500 -14.14% 31
Yorkshire -27 172 £40,000 -13.04% 16
West Midlands +46 161 £41,517 -4.31% 28
South West -26 126 £42,500 +6.25% 25
East of England +24 99 £55,000 +22.22% 20
Scotland +8 80 £55,000 +37.50% 21
East Midlands +30 76 £42,500 -15.00% 10
Wales -27 33 £45,000 +5.88% 6
North East +30 26 £36,250 -23.91% 9
Northern Ireland -3 5 £40,000 -
Channel Islands - 1 £80,000 -

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

1 750 (35.28%) Agile Software Development
2 594 (27.94%) Finance
3 455 (21.40%) Microsoft
4 434 (20.41%) SQL
5 395 (18.58%) Analytical Skills
6 367 (17.26%) Project Management
7 361 (16.98%) Problem-Solving
8 339 (15.95%) Degree
9 306 (14.39%) Azure
10 286 (13.45%) SDLC
11 250 (11.76%) Java
12 246 (11.57%) Continuous Improvement
13 238 (11.19%) Windows
13 238 (11.19%) Test Automation
14 232 (10.91%) Mentoring
15 225 (10.58%) SQL Server
16 224 (10.54%) ITIL
17 217 (10.21%) DevOps
18 213 (10.02%) Change Management
19 210 (9.88%) C#
20 207 (9.74%) .NET
21 203 (9.55%) Management Information System
22 200 (9.41%) Business Analysis
23 192 (9.03%) QA
24 186 (8.75%) AWS
25 185 (8.70%) Coaching
25 185 (8.70%) Scrum
26 183 (8.61%) Linux
27 179 (8.42%) Stakeholder Management
28 166 (7.81%) Continuous Integration

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 78 (3.67%) SharePoint
2 49 (2.30%) Confluence
3 48 (2.26%) IIS
4 40 (1.88%) MS Exchange
5 39 (1.83%) SAS
5 39 (1.83%) Tomcat
6 38 (1.79%) BizTalk Server
7 30 (1.41%) WebSphere
8 29 (1.36%) Skype for Business
9 22 (1.03%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 12 (0.56%) Oracle Workflow
11 11 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2010
12 9 (0.42%) Apache Spark
13 8 (0.38%) CMS
13 8 (0.38%) NetWeaver
14 5 (0.24%) Oracle UPK
15 4 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2013
15 4 (0.19%) MS Project Server
16 2 (0.094%) IBM Domino
16 2 (0.094%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 136 (6.40%) Microsoft Office
2 128 (6.02%) Microsoft Excel
3 61 (2.87%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 52 (2.45%) MS Visio
5 35 (1.65%) Microsoft Project
6 6 (0.28%) SPSS
7 5 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.094%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.094%) FileZilla
8 2 (0.094%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.094%) Pro/ENGINEER
8 2 (0.094%) PTC Creo
9 1 (0.047%) Adobe After Effects
9 1 (0.047%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.047%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.047%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.047%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 37 (1.74%) Dynamics AX
2 23 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 23 (1.08%) Oracle EBS
3 18 (0.85%) Payment Gateway
3 18 (0.85%) SAP S/4HANA
4 17 (0.80%) Oracle EBS R12
4 17 (0.80%) Oracle ERP
4 17 (0.80%) Oracle Payables
5 16 (0.75%) Oracle Cash Management
5 16 (0.75%) SAP IBP
6 15 (0.71%) Oracle Applications
6 15 (0.71%) SAP EHS
6 15 (0.71%) SAP ERP
7 12 (0.56%) Teamcenter
8 11 (0.52%) NetSuite
9 10 (0.47%) FastStats
9 10 (0.47%) Remedy ITSM
10 9 (0.42%) Cognos TM1
10 9 (0.42%) SAP CO
10 9 (0.42%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 306 (14.39%) Azure
2 186 (8.75%) AWS
3 105 (4.94%) GCP
4 83 (3.90%) Office 365
4 83 (3.90%) SaaS
5 51 (2.40%) Power Platform
6 31 (1.46%) PaaS
7 26 (1.22%) Cloud Computing
8 24 (1.13%) CloudBees
9 20 (0.94%) SuccessFactors
10 18 (0.85%) IaaS
11 15 (0.71%) Serverless
12 6 (0.28%) GitHub
13 5 (0.24%) FinancialForce
13 5 (0.24%) Google App Engine
13 5 (0.24%) Rackspace Cloud
14 4 (0.19%) Apigee
14 4 (0.19%) Azure Functions
14 4 (0.19%) PowerApps
14 4 (0.19%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 68 (3.20%) Firewall
2 61 (2.87%) Broadband
3 55 (2.59%) DNS
4 47 (2.21%) TCP/IP
5 36 (1.69%) WAN
6 30 (1.41%) VPN
7 29 (1.36%) LAN
8 26 (1.22%) DHCP
9 25 (1.18%) SAN
9 25 (1.18%) Wireless
10 24 (1.13%) Skype
11 19 (0.89%) Internet
11 19 (0.89%) MPLS
12 15 (0.71%) ISDN
12 15 (0.71%) NGN
12 15 (0.71%) PBX
12 15 (0.71%) Remote Desktop
13 12 (0.56%) Diameter Protocol
14 11 (0.52%) NAS
15 10 (0.47%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 225 (10.58%) SQL Server
2 110 (5.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 86 (4.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 82 (3.86%) Data Warehouse
5 51 (2.40%) Power BI
6 46 (2.16%) Hadoop
7 45 (2.12%) Relational Database
8 34 (1.60%) Big Data
9 31 (1.46%) Oracle Database
10 30 (1.41%) Amazon Redshift
11 29 (1.36%) Pentaho
12 23 (1.08%) SQL Server 2012
13 19 (0.89%) Crystal Reports
14 15 (0.71%) Oracle Reports
15 13 (0.61%) RDBMS
15 13 (0.61%) SQL Server 2008
16 11 (0.52%) Data Mining
17 10 (0.47%) BusinessObjects
17 10 (0.47%) PostgreSQL
17 10 (0.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 150 (7.06%) Git (software)
1 150 (7.06%) JIRA
2 114 (5.36%) Jenkins
3 97 (4.56%) Selenium
4 90 (4.23%) Team Foundation Server
5 88 (4.14%) Octopus Deploy
6 64 (3.01%) Maven
7 58 (2.73%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 58 (2.73%) Subversion
8 48 (2.26%) Cucumber
8 48 (2.26%) GoCD
9 45 (2.12%) TeamCity
10 39 (1.83%) Bitbucket
11 37 (1.74%) Visual Studio
12 36 (1.69%) SoapUI
13 34 (1.60%) IBM UrbanCode
14 31 (1.46%) Vagrant
15 29 (1.36%) Artifactory
15 29 (1.36%) WebDriver
16 27 (1.27%) HP UFT
General
1 594 (27.94%) Finance
2 148 (6.96%) Banking
3 111 (5.22%) Manufacturing
4 104 (4.89%) Retail
5 91 (4.28%) Telecoms
6 71 (3.34%) Legal
6 71 (3.34%) Marketing
7 45 (2.12%) Public Sector
8 41 (1.93%) Aerospace
9 37 (1.74%) Billing
10 34 (1.60%) Law
11 30 (1.41%) Front Office
12 23 (1.08%) Games
13 22 (1.03%) Back Office
14 17 (0.80%) Advertising
15 16 (0.75%) General Ledger
16 14 (0.66%) Publishing
17 13 (0.61%) Automotive
18 12 (0.56%) Investment Banking
19 11 (0.52%) Military
Job Titles
1 573 (26.95%) Analyst
2 245 (11.52%) Developer
3 207 (9.74%) Consultant
4 202 (9.50%) Business Analyst
5 94 (4.42%) Support Analyst
6 89 (4.19%) Project Manager
7 76 (3.57%) Applications Support
8 73 (3.43%) IT Manager
9 72 (3.39%) Software Engineer
10 62 (2.92%) Applications Support Analyst
11 61 (2.87%) Software Developer
12 57 (2.68%) Senior Developer
13 54 (2.54%) C# Developer
14 52 (2.45%) Senior Analyst
14 52 (2.45%) Test Engineer
15 51 (2.40%) .NET Developer
16 48 (2.26%) C# .NET Developer
17 47 (2.21%) IT Analyst
17 47 (2.21%) SQL Developer
18 39 (1.83%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 207 (9.74%) .NET
2 95 (4.47%) XML
3 75 (3.53%) HTML
4 52 (2.45%) Web Services
5 51 (2.40%) CSS
6 49 (2.30%) REST
7 43 (2.02%) ASP.NET
8 42 (1.98%) XSD
9 39 (1.83%) Spring
10 37 (1.74%) .NET Framework
11 36 (1.69%) RESTful
12 35 (1.65%) Node.js
12 35 (1.65%) SOAP
13 33 (1.55%) Middleware
14 31 (1.46%) XSLT
15 30 (1.41%) JSON
16 24 (1.13%) Elastic Stack
16 24 (1.13%) Spring Boot
17 23 (1.08%) EDI
18 22 (1.03%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 395 (18.58%) Analytical Skills
2 203 (9.55%) Management Information System
3 140 (6.59%) Self-Motivation
4 79 (3.72%) User Experience
5 52 (2.45%) Data Centre
6 44 (2.07%) Robotics
7 34 (1.60%) Virtual Team
8 26 (1.22%) Greenfield Project
9 25 (1.18%) CMDB
10 22 (1.03%) Algorithms
11 21 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
12 19 (0.89%) Enterprise Storage
12 19 (0.89%) NHS
13 18 (0.85%) Derivative
13 18 (0.85%) Fixed Income
14 17 (0.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 17 (0.80%) Mobile Banking
15 16 (0.75%) Cloud Native
16 15 (0.71%) PMI
17 14 (0.66%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 238 (11.19%) Windows
2 183 (8.61%) Linux
3 153 (7.20%) Unix
4 72 (3.39%) Windows Server
5 43 (2.02%) Windows 10
6 33 (1.55%) Windows Server 2012
7 27 (1.27%) Windows Server 2008
8 24 (1.13%) CoreOS
9 20 (0.94%) Windows 7
10 16 (0.75%) Windows 8
10 16 (0.75%) Windows Server 2003
11 14 (0.66%) Apple iOS
12 12 (0.56%) Android
13 8 (0.38%) Mac OS
14 6 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 6 (0.28%) VMS
15 5 (0.24%) AIX
16 4 (0.19%) FreeRTOS
17 3 (0.14%) Windows XP
18 1 (0.047%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 750 (35.28%) Agile Software Development
2 367 (17.26%) Project Management
3 361 (16.98%) Problem-Solving
4 286 (13.45%) SDLC
5 246 (11.57%) Continuous Improvement
6 238 (11.19%) Test Automation
7 232 (10.91%) Mentoring
8 224 (10.54%) ITIL
9 217 (10.21%) DevOps
10 213 (10.02%) Change Management
11 200 (9.41%) Business Analysis
12 185 (8.70%) Coaching
12 185 (8.70%) Scrum
13 179 (8.42%) Stakeholder Management
14 166 (7.81%) Continuous Integration
15 148 (6.96%) Waterfall
16 146 (6.87%) Service Delivery
17 145 (6.82%) Project Delivery
18 144 (6.77%) Analytics
19 137 (6.44%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 434 (20.41%) SQL
2 250 (11.76%) Java
3 210 (9.88%) C#
4 143 (6.73%) Python
5 131 (6.16%) PowerShell
6 115 (5.41%) JavaScript
7 95 (4.47%) C++
8 58 (2.73%) C
9 52 (2.45%) T-SQL
10 43 (2.02%) Bash Shell
11 42 (1.98%) PL/SQL
11 42 (1.98%) VBA
12 28 (1.32%) Ruby
13 25 (1.18%) ABAP
14 22 (1.03%) VB
15 20 (0.94%) XPath
16 19 (0.89%) Java 8
16 19 (0.89%) Perl
17 15 (0.71%) R
17 15 (0.71%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 339 (15.95%) Degree
2 47 (2.21%) Microsoft Certification
3 41 (1.93%) ISTQB
4 38 (1.79%) ISEB
5 37 (1.74%) CISSP
6 31 (1.46%) MCSE
7 30 (1.41%) Security Cleared
8 29 (1.36%) CISM
9 26 (1.22%) PMI Certification
10 25 (1.18%) MBA
11 23 (1.08%) Cisco Certification
12 22 (1.03%) PMP
13 21 (0.99%) CCNP
14 20 (0.94%) CCNA
15 19 (0.89%) Master's Degree
16 18 (0.85%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
16 18 (0.85%) Six Sigma Green Belt
17 17 (0.80%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 16 (0.75%) SC Cleared
19 15 (0.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 192 (9.03%) QA
2 103 (4.84%) SLA
3 46 (2.16%) PMO
4 43 (2.02%) GDPR
5 41 (1.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 28 (1.32%) PCI DSS
7 26 (1.22%) Data Quality
8 25 (1.18%) COBIT
9 18 (0.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 17 (0.80%) NIST
11 14 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 15288
12 12 (0.56%) Dodd-Frank
12 12 (0.56%) EMIR
12 12 (0.56%) MiFID
13 9 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 7 (0.33%) Cyber Essentials
15 6 (0.28%) GLP
15 6 (0.28%) GMP
15 6 (0.28%) ISO 9001
16 4 (0.19%) P3O
System Software
1 104 (4.89%) Docker
2 103 (4.84%) Active Directory
3 86 (4.05%) VMware Infrastructure
4 50 (2.35%) Hyper-V
5 28 (1.32%) XenApp
6 24 (1.13%) vSphere
7 19 (0.89%) Forefront TMG
8 17 (0.80%) Firmware
9 13 (0.61%) Virtual Machines
10 10 (0.47%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 7 (0.33%) XenDesktop
12 5 (0.24%) Virtual Desktop
13 3 (0.14%) IAG
14 2 (0.094%) ProxySG
14 2 (0.094%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
14 2 (0.094%) VMware ESXi
15 1 (0.047%) ACF2
15 1 (0.047%) Apache Flume
15 1 (0.047%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 112 (5.27%) Ansible
2 71 (3.34%) Opscode Chef
3 69 (3.25%) Terraform
4 60 (2.82%) Puppet
5 59 (2.78%) SCCM
6 40 (1.88%) Nagios
7 32 (1.51%) Kubernetes
8 24 (1.13%) Automic
8 24 (1.13%) CA Service Virtualization
8 24 (1.13%) Consul
8 24 (1.13%) Graphite
8 24 (1.13%) Rundeck
9 20 (0.94%) HP Quality Center
10 19 (0.89%) Nessus
11 18 (0.85%) Single Sign-On
12 15 (0.71%) WSUS
13 14 (0.66%) Microsoft Intune
14 12 (0.56%) SCOM
15 11 (0.52%) Prometheus
16 10 (0.47%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 455 (21.40%) Microsoft
2 152 (7.15%) Oracle
3 121 (5.69%) SAP
4 111 (5.22%) VMware
5 72 (3.39%) Citrix
6 62 (2.92%) Google
7 55 (2.59%) HP
7 55 (2.59%) Salesforce.com
8 52 (2.45%) Splunk
9 48 (2.26%) ServiceNow
10 47 (2.21%) Cisco
11 41 (1.93%) Dell
12 39 (1.83%) AppDynamics
13 32 (1.51%) CA
14 30 (1.41%) Tableau
15 29 (1.36%) Cloudera
16 28 (1.32%) IBM
17 26 (1.22%) Pega
18 24 (1.13%) RedGate
18 24 (1.13%) XebiaLabs