Period
to 23 July 2021

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 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Process Improvement
UK
6 months to
23 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 263 262 235
Rank change year-on-year -1 -27 +15
Permanent jobs citing Process Improvement 1,479 874 2,148
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.31% 1.22% 1.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.40% 1.32% 1.61%
Number of salaries quoted 901 586 1,396
10th Percentile £32,000 £31,250 £31,250
25th Percentile £41,250 £41,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £54,500 £52,250 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.31% +4.50% -0.28%
75th Percentile £67,500 £68,750 £67,500
90th Percentile £78,750 £90,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -5.26%

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 105,652 65,994 133,803
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 93.46% 92.39% 92.44%
Number of salaries quoted 72,251 53,395 106,626
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,116 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,000 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £73,750 £70,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £90,000 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

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 July 2021.

Salary histogram for Process Improvement in the UK

Process Improvement
Top 18 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 July 2021. 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 0 1,290 £54,500 +3.81% 264
UK excluding London +4 902 £47,500 - 214
London -22 427 £65,000 - 84
South East +47 304 £55,000 +4.76% 46
Work from Home -89 260 £60,000 +20.00% 34
North of England +1 191 £42,500 -3.41% 65
Midlands -52 145 £43,000 -7.53% 43
East of England +14 124 £51,000 -2.86% 10
West Midlands -52 121 £42,500 -8.60% 23
North West +22 113 £40,000 -15.79% 38
South West -30 71 £51,250 +2.50% 15
Yorkshire -30 62 £50,000 +13.64% 17
Scotland -88 32 £38,750 -13.89% 22
East Midlands -53 24 £56,250 +18.42% 20
Wales -19 21 £40,000 -13.51% 10
North East -19 18 £32,500 - 10
Isle of Man - 13 - -
Northern Ireland -38 5 £63,500 - 4

For the 6 months to 23 July 2021, 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.

1 486 (32.86%) Social Skills
2 472 (31.91%) Agile Software Development
3 456 (30.83%) Finance
4 320 (21.64%) Degree
5 307 (20.76%) SQL
6 306 (20.69%) Project Management
6 306 (20.69%) Problem-Solving
7 220 (14.87%) Analytical Skills
8 218 (14.74%) Analytics
9 215 (14.54%) Microsoft
10 177 (11.97%) Mentoring
11 168 (11.36%) Azure
12 167 (11.29%) AWS
13 159 (10.75%) SDLC
14 156 (10.55%) Scrum
14 156 (10.55%) Continuous Improvement
15 155 (10.48%) .NET
16 152 (10.28%) QA
17 149 (10.07%) ITIL
18 147 (9.94%) Stakeholder Management
19 145 (9.80%) Coaching
20 138 (9.33%) C#
21 137 (9.26%) Software Testing
22 132 (8.92%) Project Delivery
22 132 (8.92%) Requirements Gathering
23 129 (8.72%) Java
24 127 (8.59%) Change Management
25 126 (8.52%) JavaScript
26 125 (8.45%) Management Information System
27 123 (8.32%) Python

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 73 (4.94%) SAS
2 35 (2.37%) Apache Spark
2 35 (2.37%) Confluence
2 35 (2.37%) Elasticsearch
3 31 (2.10%) SharePoint
4 26 (1.76%) Cloud Foundry
4 26 (1.76%) CMS
4 26 (1.76%) GemFire
5 16 (1.08%) IIS
6 12 (0.81%) Apache
6 12 (0.81%) Jupyter
7 11 (0.74%) MS Exchange
8 10 (0.68%) Apache Airflow
8 10 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2013
9 7 (0.47%) Luigi
10 5 (0.34%) Oracle Workflow
11 4 (0.27%) FileNet
11 4 (0.27%) Tomcat
11 4 (0.27%) Umbraco
11 4 (0.27%) WebSphere
Applications
1 96 (6.49%) Microsoft Excel
2 92 (6.22%) Microsoft Office
3 52 (3.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 33 (2.23%) MS Visio
5 12 (0.81%) Microsoft Project
5 12 (0.81%) OmniGraffle
6 4 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.27%) SPSS
7 2 (0.14%) Adobe XD
8 1 (0.068%) Mingle
8 1 (0.068%) Oracle Smart View
Business Applications
1 31 (2.10%) Dynamics CRM
1 31 (2.10%) SAP S/4HANA
2 14 (0.95%) NetSuite
2 14 (0.95%) SAP SD
3 13 (0.88%) Dynamics AX
4 11 (0.74%) SAP FI
5 10 (0.68%) Oracle Cash Management
5 10 (0.68%) Oracle Payables
5 10 (0.68%) Oracle Receivables
5 10 (0.68%) Sage 1000
5 10 (0.68%) Sprinklr
6 9 (0.61%) Oracle Assets
6 9 (0.61%) Oracle EBS
7 7 (0.47%) SAP CO
7 7 (0.47%) SAP FI/CO
7 7 (0.47%) SAP MM
8 6 (0.41%) Oracle EBS R12
8 6 (0.41%) Payment Gateway
8 6 (0.41%) Visualfiles
9 3 (0.20%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 168 (11.36%) Azure
2 167 (11.29%) AWS
3 73 (4.94%) Power Platform
4 58 (3.92%) SaaS
5 53 (3.58%) GCP
6 52 (3.52%) Microsoft 365
7 42 (2.84%) PaaS
8 35 (2.37%) GitHub
8 35 (2.37%) Google Analytics
9 27 (1.83%) Dynamics 365
10 22 (1.49%) Serverless
11 18 (1.22%) Amazon EMR
12 17 (1.15%) Snowflake
13 13 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
14 12 (0.81%) Azure Data Factory
15 11 (0.74%) ServiceMax
16 10 (0.68%) Veeva
17 9 (0.61%) Amazon S3
17 9 (0.61%) IaaS
17 9 (0.61%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 42 (2.84%) HTTP
2 27 (1.83%) Internet
3 26 (1.76%) Calico
4 21 (1.42%) VPN
5 19 (1.28%) Firewall
6 14 (0.95%) TCP/IP
7 11 (0.74%) DNS
7 11 (0.74%) SAN
7 11 (0.74%) Wireless
8 10 (0.68%) Wi-Fi
9 9 (0.61%) Broadband
9 9 (0.61%) iSCSI
10 7 (0.47%) LAN
10 7 (0.47%) Network Security
11 5 (0.34%) DHCP
11 5 (0.34%) SSH
11 5 (0.34%) WAN
12 4 (0.27%) IPsec
12 4 (0.27%) MPLS
12 4 (0.27%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 97 (6.56%) SQL Server
2 81 (5.48%) Data Warehouse
3 69 (4.67%) Relational Database
4 68 (4.60%) Big Data
5 60 (4.06%) PostgreSQL
6 56 (3.79%) Power BI
7 52 (3.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 43 (2.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 39 (2.64%) MySQL
10 35 (2.37%) Metadata
11 32 (2.16%) MongoDB
12 29 (1.96%) NoSQL
13 21 (1.42%) Data Lake
14 19 (1.28%) Amazon Redshift
15 18 (1.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 17 (1.15%) Base SAS
17 16 (1.08%) SAS Visual Analytics
18 15 (1.01%) Tableau
19 14 (0.95%) Data Mining
19 14 (0.95%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 92 (6.22%) Git (software)
2 74 (5.00%) JIRA
3 55 (3.72%) Jenkins
4 50 (3.38%) Selenium
5 48 (3.25%) Cucumber
6 35 (2.37%) Maven
7 29 (1.96%) Sonatype Nexus
8 28 (1.89%) gulp
9 27 (1.83%) Protractor
10 26 (1.76%) Gradle
11 24 (1.62%) Visual Studio
12 20 (1.35%) Team Foundation Server
13 19 (1.28%) GitLab
14 15 (1.01%) Axure RP
14 15 (1.01%) JMeter
15 11 (0.74%) WebDriver
16 10 (0.68%) Cypress.io
17 9 (0.61%) Bitbucket
17 9 (0.61%) JUnit
17 9 (0.61%) Postman
General
1 486 (32.86%) Social Skills
2 456 (30.83%) Finance
3 220 (14.87%) Analytical Skills
4 108 (7.30%) Retail
5 76 (5.14%) Marketing
6 67 (4.53%) Pharmaceutical
7 60 (4.06%) Presentation Skills
8 58 (3.92%) Influencing Skills
9 57 (3.85%) Organisational Skills
10 55 (3.72%) Law
11 53 (3.58%) Inclusion and Diversity
12 49 (3.31%) Banking
13 47 (3.18%) Manufacturing
14 43 (2.91%) Back Office
15 41 (2.77%) Legal
16 39 (2.64%) Games
17 38 (2.57%) Public Sector
18 31 (2.10%) Telecoms
19 23 (1.56%) Police
19 23 (1.56%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 350 (23.66%) Analyst
2 158 (10.68%) Business Analyst
3 97 (6.56%) Developer
4 93 (6.29%) Consultant
4 93 (6.29%) Project Manager
5 65 (4.39%) Senior Manager
6 54 (3.65%) Data Engineer
7 49 (3.31%) IT Manager
8 48 (3.25%) Senior Analyst
9 45 (3.04%) Programmer
10 41 (2.77%) Software Engineer
11 33 (2.23%) Support Analyst
12 31 (2.10%) Data Manager
13 30 (2.03%) Applications Support
14 29 (1.96%) Financial Analyst
15 28 (1.89%) Architect
15 28 (1.89%) Process Analyst
16 27 (1.83%) Business Systems Analyst
16 27 (1.83%) Service Manager
16 27 (1.83%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 155 (10.48%) .NET
2 88 (5.95%) HTML
3 66 (4.46%) CSS
4 60 (4.06%) Spring
5 53 (3.58%) Node.js
6 51 (3.45%) AngularJS
7 48 (3.25%) Kafka
7 48 (3.25%) RESTful
8 47 (3.18%) REST
9 46 (3.11%) Web Services
10 43 (2.91%) ASP.NET
11 38 (2.57%) RabbitMQ
12 37 (2.50%) Elastic Stack
13 35 (2.37%) Spring Boot
14 28 (1.89%) J2EE
15 27 (1.83%) JSON
15 27 (1.83%) XML
16 26 (1.76%) Spring Integration
16 26 (1.76%) WireMock
17 25 (1.69%) React
Miscellaneous
1 125 (8.45%) Management Information System
2 81 (5.48%) User Experience
3 73 (4.94%) Self-Motivation
4 54 (3.65%) Life Science
5 43 (2.91%) Data Structures
6 35 (2.37%) Mobile App
7 30 (2.03%) Algorithms
8 27 (1.83%) Enterprise Software
9 26 (1.76%) Data Centre
10 24 (1.62%) Social Media
11 21 (1.42%) Legacy Systems
12 18 (1.22%) Cyberthreat
13 17 (1.15%) Analytical Mindset
14 13 (0.88%) Hedge funds
14 13 (0.88%) Robotics
15 11 (0.74%) Biotechnology
16 10 (0.68%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
16 10 (0.68%) Public Cloud
17 9 (0.61%) Driving Licence
17 9 (0.61%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 111 (7.51%) Windows
2 74 (5.00%) Linux
3 31 (2.10%) Windows Server
4 30 (2.03%) Unix
5 21 (1.42%) Windows 10
6 14 (0.95%) Mac OS
7 12 (0.81%) Android
7 12 (0.81%) Apple iOS
8 11 (0.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 11 (0.74%) Windows Server 2019
9 10 (0.68%) Windows 7
10 9 (0.61%) Windows Server 2012
10 9 (0.61%) Windows Server 2016
11 4 (0.27%) CentOS
12 3 (0.20%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.14%) HPUX
13 2 (0.14%) SUSE
14 1 (0.068%) AIX
14 1 (0.068%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 472 (31.91%) Agile Software Development
2 306 (20.69%) Problem-Solving
2 306 (20.69%) Project Management
3 218 (14.74%) Analytics
4 177 (11.97%) Mentoring
5 159 (10.75%) SDLC
6 156 (10.55%) Continuous Improvement
6 156 (10.55%) Scrum
7 149 (10.07%) ITIL
8 147 (9.94%) Stakeholder Management
9 145 (9.80%) Coaching
10 137 (9.26%) Software Testing
11 132 (8.92%) Project Delivery
11 132 (8.92%) Requirements Gathering
12 127 (8.59%) Change Management
13 123 (8.32%) Business Intelligence
14 122 (8.25%) Computer Science
15 119 (8.05%) DevOps
16 118 (7.98%) Business Process Improvement
17 115 (7.78%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 307 (20.76%) SQL
2 138 (9.33%) C#
3 129 (8.72%) Java
4 126 (8.52%) JavaScript
5 123 (8.32%) Python
6 73 (4.94%) PowerShell
7 43 (2.91%) Bash Shell
8 31 (2.10%) T-SQL
9 28 (1.89%) C
10 26 (1.76%) VBA
11 25 (1.69%) VB
12 24 (1.62%) Ruby
13 19 (1.28%) VB.NET
14 18 (1.22%) PL/1
15 17 (1.15%) C++
16 16 (1.08%) Go
17 14 (0.95%) VBScript
18 13 (0.88%) R
19 12 (0.81%) ABAP
19 12 (0.81%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 320 (21.64%) Degree
2 83 (5.61%) Computer Science Degree
3 39 (2.64%) Security Cleared
4 38 (2.57%) ITIL Certification
5 29 (1.96%) Master's Degree
6 27 (1.83%) SC Cleared
7 26 (1.76%) OCP
7 26 (1.76%) Oracle Certification
7 26 (1.76%) PMP
8 20 (1.35%) PMI Certification
9 17 (1.15%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 12 (0.81%) ISEB
11 10 (0.68%) CISSP
11 10 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 9 (0.61%) ISTQB
13 8 (0.54%) Microsoft Certification
14 6 (0.41%) BPSS Clearance
14 6 (0.41%) CIMA
14 6 (0.41%) MCSE
14 6 (0.41%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 152 (10.28%) QA
2 78 (5.27%) SLA
3 52 (3.52%) PMO
4 40 (2.70%) Good Clinical Practice
5 35 (2.37%) GDPR
6 25 (1.69%) Data Quality
7 21 (1.42%) Accessibility
8 14 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 11 (0.74%) COBIT
10 10 (0.68%) GMP
10 10 (0.68%) PCI DSS
11 8 (0.54%) ISO 9001
12 7 (0.47%) GRC
12 7 (0.47%) GxP
12 7 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 5 (0.34%) GLP
14 4 (0.27%) CDISC
14 4 (0.27%) MiFID
15 3 (0.20%) EMIR
15 3 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 40 (2.70%) Active Directory
2 29 (1.96%) Docker
3 27 (1.83%) VMware Infrastructure
4 26 (1.76%) Virtual Machines
5 13 (0.88%) Hyper-V
6 10 (0.68%) NFS
7 9 (0.61%) XenApp
7 9 (0.61%) XenDesktop
8 7 (0.47%) BitLocker
9 3 (0.20%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (0.14%) LXC
10 2 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.14%) Snort
10 2 (0.14%) SRDF
10 2 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.068%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 76 (5.14%) Kubernetes
2 46 (3.11%) Ansible
3 36 (2.43%) Kibana
4 28 (1.89%) Opscode Chef
5 26 (1.76%) Grafana
6 23 (1.56%) Terraform
7 14 (0.95%) Puppet
8 11 (0.74%) SCCM
9 8 (0.54%) Backup Exec
10 7 (0.47%) Single Sign-On
11 6 (0.41%) Computer Incident Response Team
12 5 (0.34%) Microsoft Intune
13 4 (0.27%) Prometheus
14 3 (0.20%) SCOM
15 2 (0.14%) BMC PATROL
15 2 (0.14%) Control-M
15 2 (0.14%) Failover Clustering
15 2 (0.14%) QRadar
16 1 (0.068%) Nagios
16 1 (0.068%) Packer
Vendors
1 215 (14.54%) Microsoft
2 106 (7.17%) Oracle
3 92 (6.22%) SAP
4 64 (4.33%) Google
5 56 (3.79%) Salesforce.com
6 32 (2.16%) VMware
7 25 (1.69%) Adobe
8 24 (1.62%) IBM
8 24 (1.62%) ServiceNow
9 20 (1.35%) Splunk
10 18 (1.22%) Citrix
11 16 (1.08%) Databricks
11 16 (1.08%) PayPal
12 14 (0.95%) Red Hat
13 13 (0.88%) Cadence
14 12 (0.81%) Amplitude
15 11 (0.74%) Blue Prism
15 11 (0.74%) Veeam
16 10 (0.68%) Cisco
16 10 (0.68%) UiPath