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

Process Improvement
UK
6 months to
2 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 262 258 264
Rank change year-on-year -4 +6 -6
Permanent jobs citing Process Improvement 940 1,532 1,939
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.25% 1.26% 1.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.35% 1.37% 1.40%
Number of salaries quoted 742 1,085 1,411
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,095
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +0.78% +4.19%
10th Percentile £32,750 £31,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £90,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £48,250 £49,500
% change year-on-year -1.55% -2.53% +10.00%

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 69,801 111,605 138,829
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.60% 92.03% 92.33%
Number of salaries quoted 54,676 89,461 111,007
Median annual salary £55,000 £53,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.80% +1.90% +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,750 £30,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £88,750 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.11% +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 2 March 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 2 March 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 -9 810 £55,000 - 173
UK excluding London -18 550 £47,500 -1.55% 144
London +22 310 £65,000 - 46
Work from Home -44 172 £62,500 -3.85% 34
South East +15 164 £50,000 -9.09% 44
North of England +17 125 £47,500 +5.56% 27
East of England +47 80 £60,000 +14.29% 12
Midlands -24 79 £42,500 -10.99% 32
Yorkshire +33 61 £45,000 +5.88% 3
West Midlands -7 57 £42,500 -13.27% 19
North West +19 50 £50,000 -9.09% 18
South West -6 45 £45,000 -5.26% 11
Wales +32 35 £35,000 -12.50% 1
East Midlands -9 22 £42,500 -5.56% 12
Scotland -33 20 £41,500 -7.78% 17
North East +5 14 £38,750 +19.23% 6
Northern Ireland +9 1 - -
Isle of Man - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 2 March 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.

1 313 (33.30%) Agile Software Development
2 210 (22.34%) Finance
3 192 (20.43%) SQL
3 192 (20.43%) Degree
4 185 (19.68%) Microsoft
5 183 (19.47%) Problem-Solving
6 154 (16.38%) Analytical Skills
7 152 (16.17%) Azure
8 151 (16.06%) Analytics
9 150 (15.96%) Project Management
10 131 (13.94%) Python
10 131 (13.94%) Scrum
11 119 (12.66%) Mentoring
12 115 (12.23%) AWS
13 103 (10.96%) C#
14 101 (10.74%) DevOps
15 99 (10.53%) Coaching
16 96 (10.21%) JavaScript
17 90 (9.57%) Oracle
17 90 (9.57%) Windows
18 89 (9.47%) Requirements Gathering
19 86 (9.15%) Software Engineering
20 81 (8.62%) Stakeholder Management
20 81 (8.62%) Java
20 81 (8.62%) Test Automation
21 79 (8.40%) SAP
21 79 (8.40%) Business Intelligence
22 78 (8.30%) Retail
23 76 (8.09%) Data Analysis
24 75 (7.98%) Microsoft 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 68 (7.23%) SAS
2 33 (3.51%) Confluence
3 19 (2.02%) SharePoint
4 14 (1.49%) MS Exchange
5 13 (1.38%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 12 (1.28%) Apache Airflow
6 12 (1.28%) Apache Spark
6 12 (1.28%) Elasticsearch
6 12 (1.28%) Luigi
7 11 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2013
7 11 (1.17%) OpenStack
8 8 (0.85%) FileNet
8 8 (0.85%) LiveCycle
8 8 (0.85%) WebSphere
9 7 (0.74%) IIS
10 6 (0.64%) Apache
11 2 (0.21%) CMS
11 2 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2007
12 1 (0.11%) Exchange Server 2010
12 1 (0.11%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 70 (7.45%) Microsoft Excel
2 58 (6.17%) Microsoft Office
3 24 (2.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 22 (2.34%) MS Visio
5 8 (0.85%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (0.53%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 19 (2.02%) SAP S/4HANA
2 12 (1.28%) SAP SD
3 11 (1.17%) Dynamics CRM
4 10 (1.06%) Oracle Financials
5 9 (0.96%) Sage 1000
6 8 (0.85%) SAP CO
6 8 (0.85%) SAP FI
6 8 (0.85%) SAP FI/CO
7 7 (0.74%) SAP Hybris
8 6 (0.64%) Oracle Assets
8 6 (0.64%) Oracle Payables
8 6 (0.64%) Oracle Receivables
8 6 (0.64%) SAP Business ByDesign
8 6 (0.64%) Sprinklr
8 6 (0.64%) Visualfiles
9 5 (0.53%) JDE EnterpriseOne
9 5 (0.53%) Oracle EBS
9 5 (0.53%) SAP ERP
10 3 (0.32%) Dynamics NAV
10 3 (0.32%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 152 (16.17%) Azure
2 115 (12.23%) AWS
3 75 (7.98%) Microsoft 365
4 52 (5.53%) Power Platform
5 28 (2.98%) SaaS
6 22 (2.34%) Amazon EC2
7 21 (2.23%) Amazon S3
8 20 (2.13%) Serverless
9 13 (1.38%) Azure Data Factory
10 12 (1.28%) Amazon ELB
10 12 (1.28%) Slack
11 11 (1.17%) Azure Machine Learning
11 11 (1.17%) Dynamics 365
11 11 (1.17%) GCP
11 11 (1.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 10 (1.06%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 10 (1.06%) Amazon SQS
13 8 (0.85%) Amazon EMR
13 8 (0.85%) AWS Lambda
13 8 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 36 (3.83%) VPN
2 34 (3.62%) Firewall
3 17 (1.81%) HTTP
4 14 (1.49%) DNS
5 13 (1.38%) IPsec
6 12 (1.28%) WAN
7 11 (1.17%) LAN
7 11 (1.17%) SSH
7 11 (1.17%) Wireless
8 10 (1.06%) Network Security
8 10 (1.06%) TCP/IP
9 8 (0.85%) FTP
9 8 (0.85%) Internet
9 8 (0.85%) iSCSI
9 8 (0.85%) SMTP
9 8 (0.85%) Unified Communications
9 8 (0.85%) Wi-Fi
10 6 (0.64%) Intranet
10 6 (0.64%) MPLS
10 6 (0.64%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (7.34%) Big Data
2 62 (6.60%) SQL Server
3 56 (5.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 54 (5.74%) Data Warehouse
5 51 (5.43%) Relational Database
6 49 (5.21%) Power BI
7 43 (4.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 34 (3.62%) Hadoop
8 34 (3.62%) MySQL
9 33 (3.51%) PostgreSQL
10 32 (3.40%) MongoDB
11 25 (2.66%) NoSQL
12 24 (2.55%) Base SAS
12 24 (2.55%) Oracle Database
13 23 (2.45%) Pentaho
14 22 (2.34%) Apache Hive
14 22 (2.34%) BusinessObjects
14 22 (2.34%) Data Lake
14 22 (2.34%) Impala
15 21 (2.23%) SAS Visual Analytics
Development Applications
1 70 (7.45%) Git (software)
2 56 (5.96%) Jenkins
3 53 (5.64%) JIRA
4 38 (4.04%) Team Foundation Server
5 27 (2.87%) Maven
6 21 (2.23%) Selenium
7 20 (2.13%) Cucumber
8 18 (1.91%) Visual Studio
9 14 (1.49%) Subversion
10 12 (1.28%) GitLab
10 12 (1.28%) NUnit
11 11 (1.17%) Bitbucket
12 10 (1.06%) Eclipse
12 10 (1.06%) SpecFlow
12 10 (1.06%) TeamCity
12 10 (1.06%) Visual Studio Team System
12 10 (1.06%) WebDriver
13 9 (0.96%) Appium
13 9 (0.96%) Octopus Deploy
14 8 (0.85%) Zephyr
General
1 210 (22.34%) Finance
2 78 (8.30%) Retail
3 41 (4.36%) Manufacturing
3 41 (4.36%) Marketing
4 33 (3.51%) Banking
4 33 (3.51%) Pharmaceutical
5 30 (3.19%) Legal
6 27 (2.87%) Telecoms
7 22 (2.34%) Back Office
8 19 (2.02%) Law
9 18 (1.91%) Public Sector
10 17 (1.81%) Games
11 13 (1.38%) Aerospace
11 13 (1.38%) Digital Economy
12 12 (1.28%) General Ledger
13 11 (1.17%) Automotive
14 10 (1.06%) Billing
14 10 (1.06%) Investment Banking
15 7 (0.74%) Avionics
16 6 (0.64%) French Language
Job Titles
1 205 (21.81%) Analyst
2 97 (10.32%) Developer
3 65 (6.91%) Data Engineer
4 62 (6.60%) Business Analyst
5 60 (6.38%) Consultant
6 43 (4.57%) Project Manager
7 41 (4.36%) Support Analyst
8 32 (3.40%) Senior Analyst
9 27 (2.87%) Senior Developer
9 27 (2.87%) Software Engineer
10 25 (2.66%) DevOps Engineer
11 24 (2.55%) Applications Support
11 24 (2.55%) Programmer
11 24 (2.55%) Senior Manager
12 21 (2.23%) Azure Engineer
12 21 (2.23%) Data Manager
12 21 (2.23%) Financial Analyst
12 21 (2.23%) IT Manager
13 20 (2.13%) AWS Engineer
13 20 (2.13%) Python Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (7.34%) .NET
2 58 (6.17%) HTML
3 44 (4.68%) CSS
4 36 (3.83%) Web Services
5 33 (3.51%) RESTful
6 22 (2.34%) Spring
7 20 (2.13%) XML
8 19 (2.02%) REST
9 18 (1.91%) AngularJS
9 18 (1.91%) React
10 16 (1.70%) Kafka
11 15 (1.60%) JSON
12 14 (1.49%) HTML5
13 13 (1.38%) .NET Core
13 13 (1.38%) ASP.NET
13 13 (1.38%) Node.js
13 13 (1.38%) RabbitMQ
14 12 (1.28%) CSS3
14 12 (1.28%) SAP Fiori
14 12 (1.28%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 154 (16.38%) Analytical Skills
2 72 (7.66%) Management Information System
3 51 (5.43%) Self-Motivation
4 37 (3.94%) Mobile App
5 35 (3.72%) User Experience
6 28 (2.98%) Data Structures
7 25 (2.66%) Life Science
8 20 (2.13%) Public Cloud
9 19 (2.02%) Data Centre
10 18 (1.91%) Virtual Team
11 13 (1.38%) Greenfield Project
12 11 (1.17%) Private Cloud
13 10 (1.06%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 10 (1.06%) Hedge funds
13 10 (1.06%) PKI
14 8 (0.85%) Enterprise Storage
14 8 (0.85%) Online Banking
14 8 (0.85%) Video Conferencing
15 7 (0.74%) NHS
15 7 (0.74%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 90 (9.57%) Windows
2 57 (6.06%) Linux
3 46 (4.89%) Unix
4 33 (3.51%) Windows Server
5 21 (2.23%) Windows 10
6 18 (1.91%) Apple iOS
7 16 (1.70%) Android
8 14 (1.49%) Windows Server 2016
9 12 (1.28%) Windows Server 2019
10 11 (1.17%) Mac OS
11 9 (0.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 8 (0.85%) Windows Server 2012
13 6 (0.64%) CentOS
14 3 (0.32%) Windows 7
14 3 (0.32%) Windows 8
15 2 (0.21%) Windows Server 2008
16 1 (0.11%) Embedded Linux
16 1 (0.11%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 313 (33.30%) Agile Software Development
2 183 (19.47%) Problem-Solving
3 151 (16.06%) Analytics
4 150 (15.96%) Project Management
5 131 (13.94%) Scrum
6 119 (12.66%) Mentoring
7 101 (10.74%) DevOps
8 99 (10.53%) Coaching
9 89 (9.47%) Requirements Gathering
10 86 (9.15%) Software Engineering
11 81 (8.62%) Stakeholder Management
11 81 (8.62%) Test Automation
12 79 (8.40%) Business Intelligence
13 76 (8.09%) Data Analysis
14 74 (7.87%) Business Analysis
15 70 (7.45%) ERP
16 67 (7.13%) Change Management
17 66 (7.02%) ITIL
18 65 (6.91%) ETL
19 63 (6.70%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 192 (20.43%) SQL
2 131 (13.94%) Python
3 103 (10.96%) C#
4 96 (10.21%) JavaScript
5 81 (8.62%) Java
6 57 (6.06%) PowerShell
7 23 (2.45%) C++
7 23 (2.45%) PL/SQL
8 22 (2.34%) HiveQL
8 22 (2.34%) Shell Script
9 21 (2.23%) R
10 20 (2.13%) Bash Shell
10 20 (2.13%) VB
11 19 (2.02%) VBA
12 18 (1.91%) C
13 17 (1.81%) Scala
13 17 (1.81%) T-SQL
14 13 (1.38%) PHP
14 13 (1.38%) VB.NET
15 12 (1.28%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 192 (20.43%) Degree
2 40 (4.26%) Security Cleared
3 39 (4.15%) Computer Science Degree
4 25 (2.66%) SC Cleared
5 18 (1.91%) BPSS Clearance
6 11 (1.17%) PMP
7 10 (1.06%) CEPT
7 10 (1.06%) Cisco Certification
7 10 (1.06%) DV Cleared
7 10 (1.06%) EC-Council LPT
7 10 (1.06%) GXPN
7 10 (1.06%) Microsoft Certification
7 10 (1.06%) OSCE
7 10 (1.06%) PMI Certification
7 10 (1.06%) SANS
8 9 (0.96%) CCNP
8 9 (0.96%) ISEB
8 9 (0.96%) Master's Degree
9 8 (0.85%) OSWP
10 7 (0.74%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (7.23%) QA
2 32 (3.40%) GDPR
3 24 (2.55%) Good Clinical Practice
3 24 (2.55%) SLA
4 20 (2.13%) Data Quality
5 15 (1.60%) PMO
6 10 (1.06%) CDISC
7 6 (0.64%) PCI DSS
7 6 (0.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 5 (0.53%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 5 (0.53%) GMP
9 4 (0.43%) GxP
9 4 (0.43%) ISO 13485
10 3 (0.32%) GLP
11 2 (0.21%) BS25999
11 2 (0.21%) IFRS
11 2 (0.21%) ISO 9001
11 2 (0.21%) MiFID
11 2 (0.21%) NIST
11 2 (0.21%) WCAG
System Software
1 37 (3.94%) Docker
2 33 (3.51%) Active Directory
3 22 (2.34%) HDFS
4 21 (2.23%) VMware Infrastructure
5 10 (1.06%) Firmware
6 8 (0.85%) BitLocker
6 8 (0.85%) Hyper-V
6 8 (0.85%) NFS
6 8 (0.85%) XenApp
6 8 (0.85%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.21%) VMware NSX
8 1 (0.11%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.11%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.11%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 38 (4.04%) Terraform
2 35 (3.72%) Ansible
3 30 (3.19%) Kubernetes
4 19 (2.02%) Puppet
5 15 (1.60%) SCCM
6 13 (1.38%) Kibana
7 9 (0.96%) Backup Exec
8 6 (0.64%) Opscode Chef
9 4 (0.43%) Cisco CUCM
9 4 (0.43%) Single Sign-On
10 3 (0.32%) Cisco Prime
10 3 (0.32%) ITRS Geneos
10 3 (0.32%) Microsoft Intune
11 2 (0.21%) Nagios
11 2 (0.21%) SCOM
12 1 (0.11%) CA Service Virtualization
12 1 (0.11%) FreeIPA
12 1 (0.11%) OPNET
12 1 (0.11%) Packer
Vendors
1 185 (19.68%) Microsoft
2 90 (9.57%) Oracle
3 79 (8.40%) SAP
4 25 (2.66%) VMware
5 22 (2.34%) Cloudera
5 22 (2.34%) Informatica
5 22 (2.34%) Talend
6 21 (2.23%) Cisco
7 20 (2.13%) IBM
8 19 (2.02%) Citrix
9 17 (1.81%) Salesforce.com
9 17 (1.81%) ServiceNow
10 15 (1.60%) Red Hat
11 14 (1.49%) Adobe
12 12 (1.28%) Twitter
13 11 (1.17%) Databricks
13 11 (1.17%) Xamarin
14 9 (0.96%) AppDynamics
14 9 (0.96%) Google
14 9 (0.96%) Veeam