Period
to 26 November 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 26 November 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Process Improvement
UK
6 months to
26 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 253 234 259
Rank change year-on-year -19 +25 -3
Permanent jobs citing Process Improvement 674 1,919 2,182
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.23% 1.41% 1.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.33% 1.53% 1.47%
Number of salaries quoted 529 1,336 1,572
Median annual salary £57,500 £50,000 £50,140
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.00% -0.28% +4.46%
10th Percentile £33,750 £31,250 £32,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,250 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +1.58% - +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 50,654 125,160 148,160
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.21% 92.18% 92.01%
Number of salaries quoted 42,048 98,999 117,971
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +4.48% +0.50%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +8.89% - +4.05%

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 26 November 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 26 November 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 -23 602 £57,500 +15.00% 105
UK excluding London -21 376 £48,250 +1.58% 89
London +30 263 £67,500 +12.50% 30
South East +44 125 £50,000 -7.41% 12
North of England -26 84 £45,000 +5.88% 17
Work from Home +11 81 £70,000 - 17
Midlands -5 58 £39,849 -11.45% 26
West Midlands +12 46 £41,849 -11.90% 13
North West +28 45 £44,500 +1.71% 5
East of England +75 44 £60,000 +9.09% 9
Wales +35 31 £42,500 -5.56% 2
Yorkshire -14 31 £45,270 +13.17% 5
South West +22 22 £41,000 -13.68% 11
East Midlands +24 12 £38,875 -13.61% 12
Scotland -2 11 £46,250 -15.91% 11
North East +5 8 £42,500 +21.43% 7
Isle of Man - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 26 November 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.

1 257 (38.13%) Agile Software Development
2 173 (25.67%) Azure
3 149 (22.11%) SQL
4 136 (20.18%) Microsoft
5 132 (19.58%) Finance
6 115 (17.06%) Problem-Solving
7 113 (16.77%) Analytics
8 112 (16.62%) AWS
9 111 (16.47%) Python
10 110 (16.32%) Scrum
11 104 (15.43%) Mentoring
12 103 (15.28%) DevOps
13 95 (14.09%) Degree
14 89 (13.20%) Project Management
14 89 (13.20%) Analytical Skills
15 85 (12.61%) Requirements Gathering
16 84 (12.46%) JavaScript
17 80 (11.87%) Coaching
18 73 (10.83%) Windows
19 71 (10.53%) Big Data
20 69 (10.24%) Oracle
20 69 (10.24%) Software Engineering
21 68 (10.09%) Java
22 67 (9.94%) ETL
23 66 (9.79%) Software Delivery
24 65 (9.64%) C#
24 65 (9.64%) Management Information System
25 64 (9.50%) Data Analytics
26 63 (9.35%) ITIL
27 61 (9.05%) Office 365

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 51 (7.57%) SAS
2 20 (2.97%) Confluence
2 20 (2.97%) SharePoint
3 10 (1.48%) Apache Airflow
3 10 (1.48%) Apache Spark
3 10 (1.48%) Luigi
4 9 (1.34%) MS Exchange
5 7 (1.04%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 6 (0.89%) Elasticsearch
6 6 (0.89%) OpenStack
7 5 (0.74%) Apache
8 4 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (0.30%) FileNet
9 2 (0.30%) IIS
9 2 (0.30%) LiveCycle
9 2 (0.30%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.30%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.30%) Skype for Business
9 2 (0.30%) WebSphere
Applications
1 48 (7.12%) Microsoft Office
2 46 (6.82%) Microsoft Excel
3 24 (3.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 14 (2.08%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.15%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (1.93%) SAP S/4HANA
2 8 (1.19%) Maximo
2 8 (1.19%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 7 (1.04%) SAP ERP
4 6 (0.89%) SAP FI
5 5 (0.74%) BigMachines
5 5 (0.74%) Oracle Financials
5 5 (0.74%) SAP Business ByDesign
5 5 (0.74%) SAP CO
5 5 (0.74%) SAP FI/CO
5 5 (0.74%) SAP Hybris
5 5 (0.74%) SAP SD
5 5 (0.74%) TRIRIGA
6 4 (0.59%) Social Studio
7 3 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
7 3 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
7 3 (0.45%) NetSuite
8 2 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
8 2 (0.30%) ResourceLink
8 2 (0.30%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 173 (25.67%) Azure
2 112 (16.62%) AWS
3 61 (9.05%) Office 365
4 58 (8.61%) Power Platform
5 46 (6.82%) SaaS
6 32 (4.75%) Amazon EC2
7 23 (3.41%) Amazon S3
8 18 (2.67%) Azure Active Directory
9 17 (2.52%) Amazon ELB
10 16 (2.37%) Serverless
10 16 (2.37%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 15 (2.23%) Slack
12 13 (1.93%) Route 53
13 11 (1.63%) Logic Apps
13 11 (1.63%) Mavenlink
14 10 (1.48%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 10 (1.48%) Amazon EMR
14 10 (1.48%) Amazon SQS
15 9 (1.34%) GCP
16 8 (1.19%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 29 (4.30%) VPN
2 23 (3.41%) Firewall
3 17 (2.52%) DNS
4 12 (1.78%) Wireless
5 11 (1.63%) SSH
5 11 (1.63%) WebEx
6 10 (1.48%) MPLS
7 9 (1.34%) Ethernet
7 9 (1.34%) IPsec
7 9 (1.34%) TCP/IP
8 8 (1.19%) ADSL
8 8 (1.19%) FTP
8 8 (1.19%) HTTP
8 8 (1.19%) IMAP
8 8 (1.19%) SMTP
8 8 (1.19%) VDSL
8 8 (1.19%) WAN
9 6 (0.89%) Intranet
10 5 (0.74%) LAN
10 5 (0.74%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (10.53%) Big Data
2 58 (8.61%) Power BI
3 51 (7.57%) Hadoop
4 50 (7.42%) SQL Server
5 42 (6.23%) Oracle Database
6 41 (6.08%) Pentaho
7 38 (5.64%) Apache Hive
7 38 (5.64%) BusinessObjects
7 38 (5.64%) Impala
8 33 (4.90%) Relational Database
9 26 (3.86%) Data Warehouse
9 26 (3.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 22 (3.26%) Amazon RDS
11 21 (3.12%) PostgreSQL
11 21 (3.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 17 (2.52%) NoSQL
13 13 (1.93%) Amazon Redshift
13 13 (1.93%) SQL Server 2012
13 13 (1.93%) SQL Server 2017
14 11 (1.63%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 56 (8.31%) Git (software)
2 39 (5.79%) JIRA
3 36 (5.34%) Jenkins
4 25 (3.71%) Team Foundation Server
5 20 (2.97%) Selenium
6 15 (2.23%) Subversion
6 15 (2.23%) Visual Studio Team System
7 14 (2.08%) NUnit
8 13 (1.93%) SpecFlow
8 13 (1.93%) Visual Studio
9 11 (1.63%) Maven
10 8 (1.19%) Cucumber
10 8 (1.19%) Rational DOORS
11 6 (0.89%) Bitbucket
11 6 (0.89%) Octopus Deploy
11 6 (0.89%) TeamCity
11 6 (0.89%) WebDriver
12 5 (0.74%) Artifactory
12 5 (0.74%) GitLab
13 4 (0.59%) Appium
General
1 132 (19.58%) Finance
2 46 (6.82%) Retail
3 27 (4.01%) Banking
3 27 (4.01%) Telecoms
4 25 (3.71%) Manufacturing
5 24 (3.56%) Marketing
6 18 (2.67%) Legal
7 10 (1.48%) Games
7 10 (1.48%) Law
7 10 (1.48%) Retail Banking
8 6 (0.89%) Digital Economy
8 6 (0.89%) Investment Banking
9 5 (0.74%) Automotive
9 5 (0.74%) Billing
9 5 (0.74%) Mandarin Language
10 4 (0.59%) Aerospace
10 4 (0.59%) Korean Language
11 3 (0.45%) Back Office
11 3 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.45%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 130 (19.29%) Analyst
2 97 (14.39%) Developer
3 61 (9.05%) Data Engineer
4 37 (5.49%) Business Analyst
5 32 (4.75%) Consultant
6 31 (4.60%) DevOps Engineer
7 30 (4.45%) Project Manager
8 29 (4.30%) Senior Analyst
9 28 (4.15%) Support Analyst
10 27 (4.01%) Senior Developer
11 22 (3.26%) Administrator
11 22 (3.26%) IT Manager
12 20 (2.97%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 19 (2.82%) Delivery Manager
14 18 (2.67%) Test Analyst
15 17 (2.52%) Lead Developer
15 17 (2.52%) Team Leader
16 15 (2.23%) Python Engineer
17 14 (2.08%) Senior Manager
17 14 (2.08%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (5.49%) HTML
2 35 (5.19%) XML
3 31 (4.60%) .NET
4 22 (3.26%) Web Services
5 21 (3.12%) JSON
6 18 (2.67%) CSS
7 16 (2.37%) REST
8 14 (2.08%) Kafka
8 14 (2.08%) WPF
9 13 (1.93%) .NET Core
9 13 (1.93%) Spring
10 11 (1.63%) .NET Framework
10 11 (1.63%) XMPP
11 10 (1.48%) AngularJS
11 10 (1.48%) SOAP
11 10 (1.48%) Spark Streaming
12 9 (1.34%) HTML5
13 8 (1.19%) jQuery
13 8 (1.19%) SAP Fiori
14 7 (1.04%) React
Miscellaneous
1 89 (13.20%) Analytical Skills
2 65 (9.64%) Management Information System
3 58 (8.61%) Self-Motivation
4 39 (5.79%) User Experience
5 23 (3.41%) Public Cloud
6 22 (3.26%) Data Structures
7 19 (2.82%) Data Centre
8 18 (2.67%) Mobile App
9 9 (1.34%) Greenfield Project
9 9 (1.34%) PMI
10 8 (1.19%) Video Conferencing
10 8 (1.19%) Virtual Team
11 7 (1.04%) Cloud Native
11 7 (1.04%) Private Cloud
12 6 (0.89%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 6 (0.89%) FMCG
12 6 (0.89%) Grid Computing
12 6 (0.89%) PKI
13 5 (0.74%) NHS
14 4 (0.59%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 73 (10.83%) Windows
2 54 (8.01%) Unix
3 41 (6.08%) Linux
4 28 (4.15%) Android
5 27 (4.01%) Apple iOS
6 26 (3.86%) Windows Server
7 14 (2.08%) Windows 10
7 14 (2.08%) Windows Server 2016
8 10 (1.48%) Mac OS
9 6 (0.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (0.89%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.45%) Windows Server 2019
11 2 (0.30%) CentOS
11 2 (0.30%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.15%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 257 (38.13%) Agile Software Development
2 115 (17.06%) Problem-Solving
3 113 (16.77%) Analytics
4 110 (16.32%) Scrum
5 104 (15.43%) Mentoring
6 103 (15.28%) DevOps
7 89 (13.20%) Project Management
8 85 (12.61%) Requirements Gathering
9 80 (11.87%) Coaching
10 69 (10.24%) Software Engineering
11 67 (9.94%) ETL
12 66 (9.79%) Software Delivery
13 64 (9.50%) Data Analytics
14 63 (9.35%) ITIL
15 59 (8.75%) Continuous Improvement
16 55 (8.16%) Test Automation
17 54 (8.01%) Project Delivery
17 54 (8.01%) SDLC
18 51 (7.57%) Configuration Management
19 50 (7.42%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 149 (22.11%) SQL
2 111 (16.47%) Python
3 84 (12.46%) JavaScript
4 68 (10.09%) Java
5 65 (9.64%) C#
6 42 (6.23%) PowerShell
7 41 (6.08%) PL/SQL
8 38 (5.64%) HiveQL
8 38 (5.64%) Shell Script
9 16 (2.37%) C++
10 15 (2.23%) Scala
10 15 (2.23%) T-SQL
11 13 (1.93%) VBA
12 12 (1.78%) C
13 10 (1.48%) Bash Shell
13 10 (1.48%) Ruby
13 10 (1.48%) VB
14 7 (1.04%) TypeScript
15 6 (0.89%) Apex Code
16 5 (0.74%) R
Qualifications
1 95 (14.09%) Degree
2 31 (4.60%) BPSS Clearance
2 31 (4.60%) Computer Science Degree
3 30 (4.45%) Security Cleared
4 16 (2.37%) SC Cleared
5 12 (1.78%) Cisco Certification
5 12 (1.78%) ISEB
5 12 (1.78%) Microsoft Certification
6 11 (1.63%) CCNA
7 10 (1.48%) CCNP
7 10 (1.48%) DV Cleared
8 9 (1.34%) ACCA
8 9 (1.34%) ITIL Certification
8 9 (1.34%) PMI Certification
9 6 (0.89%) CISSP
9 6 (0.89%) Citrix Certification
9 6 (0.89%) GXPN
9 6 (0.89%) ISTQB
9 6 (0.89%) OSCE
9 6 (0.89%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (6.23%) SLA
2 36 (5.34%) QA
3 20 (2.97%) GDPR
4 15 (2.23%) Data Quality
5 11 (1.63%) PMO
6 10 (1.48%) PCI DSS
7 9 (1.34%) ISO 9001
7 9 (1.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 5 (0.74%) PMBOK
9 4 (0.59%) ISO 13485
10 3 (0.45%) BS25999
10 3 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 3 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 2 (0.30%) GMP
11 2 (0.30%) IFRS
12 1 (0.15%) 21 CFR Part 11
12 1 (0.15%) Good Clinical Practice
12 1 (0.15%) IEC 62304
12 1 (0.15%) ITGC
12 1 (0.15%) NIST
System Software
1 38 (5.64%) HDFS
2 36 (5.34%) Active Directory
3 27 (4.01%) Docker
4 22 (3.26%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (1.19%) Firmware
6 6 (0.89%) Hyper-V
7 4 (0.59%) BitLocker
7 4 (0.59%) NFS
7 4 (0.59%) XenApp
7 4 (0.59%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.30%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.15%) Snort
9 1 (0.15%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.15%) VMware NSX
9 1 (0.15%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 32 (4.75%) Terraform
2 30 (4.45%) Ansible
3 23 (3.41%) Kubernetes
3 23 (3.41%) SCCM
4 15 (2.23%) Puppet
5 14 (2.08%) Microsoft Intune
6 13 (1.93%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (0.59%) Backup Exec
8 2 (0.30%) Capistrano
8 2 (0.30%) Cisco CUCM
8 2 (0.30%) Failover Clustering
8 2 (0.30%) ITRS Geneos
8 2 (0.30%) MaaS360
8 2 (0.30%) Rancher
8 2 (0.30%) Red Hat Satellite
9 1 (0.15%) Cisco Prime
9 1 (0.15%) SCOM
Vendors
1 136 (20.18%) Microsoft
2 69 (10.24%) Oracle
3 49 (7.27%) SAP
4 41 (6.08%) Cloudera
5 38 (5.64%) Informatica
5 38 (5.64%) Talend
6 33 (4.90%) Cisco
7 27 (4.01%) Salesforce.com
8 26 (3.86%) Citrix
9 25 (3.71%) VMware
10 14 (2.08%) Xamarin
11 13 (1.93%) Atlassian
12 11 (1.63%) IBM
13 10 (1.48%) DocuSign
14 9 (1.34%) Adobe
15 8 (1.19%) JDA
16 7 (1.04%) Google
16 7 (1.04%) Red Hat
17 6 (0.89%) UiPath
18 5 (0.74%) Automation Anywhere