Period
to 25 May 2018

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 25 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Process Improvement
UK
6 months to
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 250 250 227
Rank change year-on-year 0 -23 -10
Permanent jobs citing Process Improvement 2,316 2,345 3,094
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.33% 1.39% 1.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.47% 1.53% 1.71%
Number of salaries quoted 1,641 1,788 2,401
UK median annual salary £51,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.00% +5.26% -5.00%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 157,933 153,059 180,627
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 90.82% 90.55% 89.98%
Number of salaries quoted 126,923 125,473 150,145
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +3.26%
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.66%

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 25 May 2018.

Salary histogram for Process Improvement in the UK

Process Improvement
Top 16 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 25 May 2018. 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 -6 2,162 £51,000 +2.00% 286
UK excluding London +11 1,444 £47,500 +11.76% 224
London -31 809 £60,000 -2.83% 83
North of England +22 428 £45,000 +5.88% 53
South East -2 390 £50,000 +5.26% 49
North West +13 218 £49,500 +7.03% 29
Midlands -11 210 £47,250 +11.18% 52
Yorkshire +10 175 £45,000 +5.88% 21
South West +8 167 £45,000 +12.50% 21
East of England -12 151 £50,000 +17.65% 28
West Midlands +13 137 £47,000 +4.44% 37
Wales +37 77 £48,750 +8.33% 4
East Midlands -24 72 £46,250 +11.45% 15
Scotland -57 61 £40,000 - 12
North East -13 35 £60,000 +44.58% 3
Northern Ireland +7 4 £70,000 +100.00% 5

For the 6 months to 25 May 2018, 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.

1 741 (31.99%) Finance
2 714 (30.83%) Agile Software Development
3 512 (22.11%) Problem-Solving
4 461 (19.91%) Project Management
5 446 (19.26%) Analytical Skills
6 425 (18.35%) SQL
7 386 (16.67%) Degree
8 373 (16.11%) Microsoft
9 363 (15.67%) ITIL
10 349 (15.07%) QA
11 309 (13.34%) Linux
12 302 (13.04%) Windows
13 288 (12.44%) Test Automation
14 280 (12.09%) Continuous Improvement
15 268 (11.57%) Scrum
16 266 (11.49%) Mentoring
17 264 (11.40%) Stakeholder Management
18 247 (10.66%) Java
19 241 (10.41%) SDLC
20 233 (10.06%) JIRA
21 225 (9.72%) JavaScript
21 225 (9.72%) Coaching
22 223 (9.63%) Oracle
23 208 (8.98%) Business Analysis
24 200 (8.64%) SQL Server
25 199 (8.59%) Change Management
26 196 (8.46%) Unix
27 195 (8.42%) PRINCE2
28 191 (8.25%) Continuous Integration
28 191 (8.25%) Amazon AWS

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 98 (4.23%) SharePoint
2 68 (2.94%) Confluence
3 40 (1.73%) MS Exchange
4 33 (1.42%) IIS
5 26 (1.12%) Apache Solr
6 18 (0.78%) Apache
6 18 (0.78%) CMS
7 17 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2010
8 16 (0.69%) IBM Notes
9 13 (0.56%) Tomcat
10 10 (0.43%) Elasticsearch
10 10 (0.43%) WebSphere
11 9 (0.39%) BizTalk Server
11 9 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2013
12 8 (0.35%) SAS
13 7 (0.30%) Apache Spark
13 7 (0.30%) WebLogic
14 6 (0.26%) GeoServer
14 6 (0.26%) JBoss
14 6 (0.26%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 158 (6.82%) Microsoft Office
2 155 (6.69%) Microsoft Excel
3 61 (2.63%) MS Visio
4 51 (2.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 49 (2.12%) Microsoft Project
6 11 (0.47%) Photoshop
7 8 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
8 6 (0.26%) Mingle
9 3 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
9 3 (0.13%) OmniGraffle
10 2 (0.086%) Niku Workbench
11 1 (0.043%) OrCAD
11 1 (0.043%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 65 (2.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 50 (2.16%) NetSuite
3 43 (1.86%) Dynamics AX
4 27 (1.17%) Markit EDM
5 14 (0.60%) JDE EnterpriseOne
6 13 (0.56%) SAP MM
7 12 (0.52%) SAP CO
7 12 (0.52%) SAP FI
7 12 (0.52%) SAP FI/CO
8 11 (0.47%) SAP SD
9 10 (0.43%) Oracle EBS
10 9 (0.39%) Dynamics GP
10 9 (0.39%) Dynamics NAV
11 8 (0.35%) BPCS
11 8 (0.35%) IntelliMatch
11 8 (0.35%) Oracle EBS R12
11 8 (0.35%) Oracle Payables
11 8 (0.35%) Temenos T24
12 7 (0.30%) Concordance
12 7 (0.30%) Relativity
Cloud Services
1 191 (8.25%) Amazon AWS
2 166 (7.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 85 (3.67%) SaaS
4 68 (2.94%) Google Cloud Platform
5 51 (2.20%) Office 365
6 28 (1.21%) GitHub
7 26 (1.12%) Cloud Computing
8 23 (0.99%) CloudBees
8 23 (0.99%) Dynamics 365
9 21 (0.91%) DigitalOcean
10 11 (0.47%) Google Analytics
10 11 (0.47%) PaaS
11 10 (0.43%) Force.com
11 10 (0.43%) IBM Blueworks
12 9 (0.39%) Slack
13 6 (0.26%) Amazon EC2
13 6 (0.26%) BrowserStack
13 6 (0.26%) FinancialForce
13 6 (0.26%) SuccessFactors
14 5 (0.22%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 57 (2.46%) Internet
2 54 (2.33%) Firewall
3 31 (1.34%) LAN
4 29 (1.25%) DNS
5 28 (1.21%) WAN
6 27 (1.17%) VPN
7 26 (1.12%) TCP/IP
8 19 (0.82%) DHCP
9 18 (0.78%) VoIP
10 16 (0.69%) Network Security
10 16 (0.69%) SAN
10 16 (0.69%) SSL
11 15 (0.65%) Wireless
12 11 (0.47%) Intranet
13 8 (0.35%) BGP
13 8 (0.35%) OSPF
14 7 (0.30%) HTTP
14 7 (0.30%) Kerberos
14 7 (0.30%) RIP
14 7 (0.30%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 200 (8.64%) SQL Server
2 101 (4.36%) Relational Database
3 96 (4.15%) Data Warehouse
4 64 (2.76%) MySQL
5 47 (2.03%) MongoDB
6 41 (1.77%) Big Data
6 41 (1.77%) Oracle Database
6 41 (1.77%) Oracle Reports
6 41 (1.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 40 (1.73%) BusinessObjects
8 31 (1.34%) Power BI
9 25 (1.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 22 (0.95%) QlikView
11 18 (0.78%) Oracle BI EE
12 17 (0.73%) NoSQL
13 16 (0.69%) Hadoop
13 16 (0.69%) RDBMS
14 14 (0.60%) GIS
14 14 (0.60%) SQL Server 2008
15 13 (0.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 233 (10.06%) JIRA
2 174 (7.51%) Jenkins
3 151 (6.52%) Git (software)
4 138 (5.96%) Selenium
5 95 (4.10%) Cucumber
6 80 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
7 67 (2.89%) Subversion
8 58 (2.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 55 (2.37%) Octopus Deploy
10 51 (2.20%) HP UFT
11 50 (2.16%) GoCD
12 45 (1.94%) Visual Studio
13 42 (1.81%) TeamCity
14 36 (1.55%) SoapUI
15 31 (1.34%) IBM UrbanCode
16 29 (1.25%) ClearCase
17 28 (1.21%) JMeter
18 27 (1.17%) SpecFlow
19 25 (1.08%) NUnit
20 24 (1.04%) Vagrant
General
1 741 (31.99%) Finance
2 156 (6.74%) Retail
3 150 (6.48%) Manufacturing
4 141 (6.09%) Banking
5 96 (4.15%) Marketing
6 95 (4.10%) Legal
7 78 (3.37%) Financial Institution
8 67 (2.89%) Investment Banking
9 66 (2.85%) Back Office
10 63 (2.72%) Advertising
11 55 (2.37%) Games
12 54 (2.33%) Law
13 50 (2.16%) Telecoms
14 49 (2.12%) Front Office
15 48 (2.07%) Billing
16 30 (1.30%) Electronics
17 23 (0.99%) Publishing
18 13 (0.56%) German Language
18 13 (0.56%) Military
19 10 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 681 (29.40%) Analyst
2 280 (12.09%) Business Analyst
3 199 (8.59%) Developer
4 160 (6.91%) Project Manager
5 154 (6.65%) Consultant
6 108 (4.66%) Senior Analyst
7 81 (3.50%) Architect
8 79 (3.41%) Applications Support
8 79 (3.41%) Test Analyst
9 75 (3.24%) Support Analyst
10 71 (3.07%) IT Manager
11 67 (2.89%) Software Engineer
12 58 (2.50%) IT Analyst
13 54 (2.33%) Team Leader
14 48 (2.07%) Senior Developer
14 48 (2.07%) Software Developer
14 48 (2.07%) Tester
15 46 (1.99%) Applications Support Analyst
16 43 (1.86%) Senior Business Analyst
16 43 (1.86%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 181 (7.82%) .NET
2 130 (5.61%) HTML
3 116 (5.01%) Web Services
4 103 (4.45%) CSS
5 83 (3.58%) XML
6 61 (2.63%) RESTful
7 60 (2.59%) jQuery
8 54 (2.33%) ASP.NET
9 48 (2.07%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 47 (2.03%) JSON
11 45 (1.94%) REST
12 44 (1.90%) SOAP
13 42 (1.81%) Middleware
14 40 (1.73%) .NET Framework
14 40 (1.73%) AngularJS
15 37 (1.60%) Node.js
16 35 (1.51%) WCF
17 34 (1.47%) Gherkin
18 33 (1.42%) ASP.NET Web API
19 30 (1.30%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 446 (19.26%) Analytical Skills
2 184 (7.94%) Management Information System
3 127 (5.48%) Computer Science
4 78 (3.37%) Fintech
5 68 (2.94%) User Experience
6 63 (2.72%) Self-Motivation
7 51 (2.20%) Enterprise Software
8 39 (1.68%) Data Centre
9 38 (1.64%) Equities
10 35 (1.51%) Linux Command Line
10 35 (1.51%) PMI
10 35 (1.51%) Virtual Team
11 32 (1.38%) Data Structures
12 29 (1.25%) PKI
13 28 (1.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 27 (1.17%) Smart Meter
15 24 (1.04%) Derivative
16 22 (0.95%) Fixed Income
17 21 (0.91%) Client/Server
18 20 (0.86%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 309 (13.34%) Linux
2 302 (13.04%) Windows
3 196 (8.46%) Unix
4 60 (2.59%) Windows Server
5 38 (1.64%) Windows Server 2008
6 37 (1.60%) Windows Server 2012
7 24 (1.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 23 (0.99%) CoreOS
9 21 (0.91%) Android
10 19 (0.82%) Windows 7
11 18 (0.78%) Apple iOS
12 17 (0.73%) Windows 10
13 11 (0.47%) AIX
14 8 (0.35%) Mac OS
14 8 (0.35%) Windows Server 2003
15 7 (0.30%) Solaris
15 7 (0.30%) Windows 8
16 6 (0.26%) CentOS
17 5 (0.22%) Mac OS X
18 2 (0.086%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 714 (30.83%) Agile Software Development
2 512 (22.11%) Problem-Solving
3 461 (19.91%) Project Management
4 363 (15.67%) ITIL
5 288 (12.44%) Test Automation
6 280 (12.09%) Continuous Improvement
7 268 (11.57%) Scrum
8 266 (11.49%) Mentoring
9 264 (11.40%) Stakeholder Management
10 241 (10.41%) SDLC
11 225 (9.72%) Coaching
12 208 (8.98%) Business Analysis
13 199 (8.59%) Change Management
14 195 (8.42%) PRINCE2
15 191 (8.25%) Continuous Integration
16 186 (8.03%) Business Process Improvement
17 173 (7.47%) DevOps
18 172 (7.43%) ERP
19 167 (7.21%) User Acceptance Testing
20 161 (6.95%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 425 (18.35%) SQL
2 247 (10.66%) Java
3 225 (9.72%) JavaScript
4 188 (8.12%) C#
5 132 (5.70%) Python
6 101 (4.36%) C++
7 89 (3.84%) C
8 84 (3.63%) PowerShell
9 74 (3.20%) PHP
10 54 (2.33%) Bash Shell
11 38 (1.64%) Perl
12 33 (1.42%) VB
13 23 (0.99%) Ruby
14 21 (0.91%) VBA
15 20 (0.86%) R
16 16 (0.69%) Shell Script
16 16 (0.69%) VB.NET
17 15 (0.65%) X++
18 14 (0.60%) VBScript
19 13 (0.56%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 386 (16.67%) Degree
2 97 (4.19%) Security Cleared
3 77 (3.32%) ITIL Certification
4 58 (2.50%) SC Cleared
5 57 (2.46%) PMI Certification
6 54 (2.33%) ISTQB
7 47 (2.03%) CISSP
8 46 (1.99%) ISEB
8 46 (1.99%) Microsoft Certification
9 39 (1.68%) Computer Science Degree
10 38 (1.64%) Cisco Certification
11 34 (1.47%) CISM
12 32 (1.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 28 (1.21%) PMP
14 25 (1.08%) MCSE
15 22 (0.95%) CIMA
16 21 (0.91%) CISA
17 20 (0.86%) ACCA
17 20 (0.86%) CCNA
17 20 (0.86%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 349 (15.07%) QA
2 100 (4.32%) Data Quality
3 97 (4.19%) SLA
4 85 (3.67%) PMO
5 69 (2.98%) ISO 9001
6 58 (2.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 53 (2.29%) GDPR
8 35 (1.51%) GCP
9 28 (1.21%) PCI DSS
10 24 (1.04%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 12 (0.52%) COBIT
12 9 (0.39%) DO-178B
13 7 (0.30%) ISO 9000
14 6 (0.26%) GAAP
15 5 (0.22%) Def Stans
16 4 (0.17%) ISO 22301
16 4 (0.17%) P3O
17 3 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
17 3 (0.13%) PSD2
17 3 (0.13%) TickIT
System Software
1 109 (4.71%) Active Directory
2 102 (4.40%) Docker
3 48 (2.07%) VMware Infrastructure
4 28 (1.21%) Hyper-V
5 24 (1.04%) Firmware
6 22 (0.95%) Virtual Machines
7 17 (0.73%) VMware ESXi
8 10 (0.43%) vSphere
9 8 (0.35%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 6 (0.26%) BitLocker
10 6 (0.26%) Oracle RAC
11 5 (0.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 5 (0.22%) Virtual Servers
12 4 (0.17%) XenApp
13 3 (0.13%) Terminal Services
13 3 (0.13%) Virtual Desktop
13 3 (0.13%) VMware Server
14 1 (0.043%) NFS
14 1 (0.043%) Samba
14 1 (0.043%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 91 (3.93%) Ansible
2 77 (3.32%) Puppet
3 69 (2.98%) Opscode Chef
4 44 (1.90%) SCCM
5 34 (1.47%) Terraform
6 28 (1.21%) Graphite
7 27 (1.17%) Consul
7 27 (1.17%) Rundeck
7 27 (1.17%) SCOM
8 23 (0.99%) Automic
8 23 (0.99%) Nagios
9 19 (0.82%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 19 (0.82%) Oracle Identity Manager
10 17 (0.73%) HP Quality Center
11 12 (0.52%) Microsoft Clustering
12 10 (0.43%) WSUS
13 8 (0.35%) Kibana
14 7 (0.30%) Cisco CUCM
14 7 (0.30%) Jamf Pro
14 7 (0.30%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 373 (16.11%) Microsoft
2 223 (9.63%) Oracle
3 113 (4.88%) SAP
4 84 (3.63%) VMware
5 63 (2.72%) Google
5 63 (2.72%) Salesforce.com
6 56 (2.42%) Cisco
7 46 (1.99%) Tableau
8 45 (1.94%) IBM
9 43 (1.86%) ServiceNow
10 40 (1.73%) HP
11 39 (1.68%) Splunk
12 35 (1.51%) Capita
13 33 (1.42%) JD Edwards
14 31 (1.34%) Infor
15 30 (1.30%) Sage
16 29 (1.25%) Red Hat
16 29 (1.25%) WorldPay
17 28 (1.21%) AppDynamics
18 27 (1.17%) Vermilion