Period
to 24 January 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 24 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Process Improvement
UK
6 months to
24 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 246 251 224
Rank change year-on-year +5 -27 +1
Permanent jobs citing Process Improvement 2,376 2,456 3,160
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.36% 1.39% 1.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.52% 1.55% 1.73%
Number of salaries quoted 1,743 1,910 2,368
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -1.55%
10th Percentile £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £78,750 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -1.16%

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 156,545 158,569 182,883
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.85% 89.52% 88.89%
Number of salaries quoted 126,056 131,073 151,592
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,125 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 24 January 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 24 January 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 -1 2,213 £50,000 -3.85% 371
UK excluding London +3 1,455 £45,000 +5.88% 279
London -17 861 £60,000 -4.00% 117
South East +42 485 £47,500 - 67
North of England -30 359 £42,500 - 61
Midlands +14 257 £42,000 -6.67% 49
West Midlands +13 186 £40,000 -11.11% 30
North West -7 176 £43,000 +1.18% 33
Yorkshire -29 158 £40,000 -5.88% 23
East of England -12 137 £47,500 +13.10% 46
South West -5 110 £45,000 +12.50% 30
East Midlands -15 69 £49,250 +15.88% 19
Wales +8 55 £42,500 -5.56% 8
Scotland -38 55 £48,750 +20.37% 17
North East -13 28 £62,500 +47.06% 5
Northern Ireland -20 6 £40,000 - 1

For the 6 months to 24 January 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.

1 950 (39.98%) Finance
2 714 (30.05%) Agile Software Development
3 502 (21.13%) Project Management
4 484 (20.37%) Microsoft
5 479 (20.16%) SQL
6 447 (18.81%) Analytical Skills
7 367 (15.45%) ITIL
8 328 (13.80%) QA
9 326 (13.72%) Continuous Improvement
10 320 (13.47%) Degree
11 317 (13.34%) Windows
12 309 (13.01%) Change Management
13 299 (12.58%) Stakeholder Management
14 294 (12.37%) Banking
15 279 (11.74%) Scrum
16 278 (11.70%) Test Automation
17 248 (10.44%) SDLC
18 236 (9.93%) Business Analysis
19 232 (9.76%) Coaching
20 226 (9.51%) SQL Server
21 220 (9.26%) Mentoring
22 219 (9.22%) Java
23 209 (8.80%) Microsoft Excel
24 199 (8.38%) Management Information System
25 198 (8.33%) Linux
26 194 (8.16%) Unix
27 188 (7.91%) .NET
28 187 (7.87%) Asset Management
29 185 (7.79%) Oracle
30 182 (7.66%) C#

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 96 (4.04%) SharePoint
2 64 (2.69%) MS Exchange
3 46 (1.94%) Confluence
4 40 (1.68%) CMS
5 35 (1.47%) Elasticsearch
6 27 (1.14%) SAS
7 24 (1.01%) IIS
8 15 (0.63%) Tomcat
9 12 (0.51%) WebLogic
10 11 (0.46%) Apache Solr
10 11 (0.46%) Sitecore CMS
11 9 (0.38%) JBoss
11 9 (0.38%) Umbraco
12 8 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2010
13 7 (0.29%) Apache
13 7 (0.29%) MS Project Server
13 7 (0.29%) WebSphere
14 6 (0.25%) BizTalk Server
14 6 (0.25%) Documentum
14 6 (0.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 209 (8.80%) Microsoft Excel
2 170 (7.15%) Microsoft Office
3 113 (4.76%) MS Visio
4 106 (4.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 73 (3.07%) Microsoft Project
6 7 (0.29%) Photoshop
7 6 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
7 6 (0.25%) OmniGraffle
8 3 (0.13%) Mingle
8 3 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.084%) Niku Workbench
10 1 (0.042%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.042%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.042%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 58 (2.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 37 (1.56%) ION MarketView
3 36 (1.52%) Dynamics AX
4 30 (1.26%) NetSuite
5 18 (0.76%) JDE EnterpriseOne
6 17 (0.72%) SAP FI
7 15 (0.63%) Markit EDM
7 15 (0.63%) SAP CO
7 15 (0.63%) SAP FI/CO
8 14 (0.59%) Dynamics NAV
8 14 (0.59%) SAP MM
9 13 (0.55%) Oracle Payables
10 11 (0.46%) Dynamics GP
10 11 (0.46%) Oracle Receivables
10 11 (0.46%) SAP S/4HANA
11 10 (0.42%) Oracle EBS
11 10 (0.42%) Oracle EBS R12
12 9 (0.38%) Oracle General Ledger
12 9 (0.38%) SAP SD
13 8 (0.34%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 110 (4.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 102 (4.29%) Amazon AWS
3 64 (2.69%) Office 365
4 50 (2.10%) SaaS
5 26 (1.09%) Google Cloud Platform
6 16 (0.67%) Asana
7 15 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
7 15 (0.63%) IBM Blueworks
7 15 (0.63%) PaaS
8 11 (0.46%) GitHub
8 11 (0.46%) IaaS
9 10 (0.42%) Dynamics 365
10 9 (0.38%) Force.com
10 9 (0.38%) SuccessFactors
11 8 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
11 8 (0.34%) DigitalOcean
12 6 (0.25%) CloudBees
13 5 (0.21%) Google Analytics
14 4 (0.17%) Azure Active Directory
14 4 (0.17%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 106 (4.46%) Firewall
2 51 (2.15%) Network Security
3 34 (1.43%) SAN
4 32 (1.35%) Internet
5 25 (1.05%) LAN
6 24 (1.01%) VPN
6 24 (1.01%) WAN
7 21 (0.88%) Kerberos
8 20 (0.84%) Wireless
9 18 (0.76%) DNS
10 17 (0.72%) DHCP
11 16 (0.67%) TCP/IP
12 13 (0.55%) HTTP
13 12 (0.51%) SSL
14 11 (0.46%) BGP
14 11 (0.46%) OSPF
14 11 (0.46%) SMS
15 10 (0.42%) SNMP
16 9 (0.38%) RIP
16 9 (0.38%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 226 (9.51%) SQL Server
2 92 (3.87%) MySQL
3 89 (3.75%) Data Warehouse
4 61 (2.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 48 (2.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 44 (1.85%) Big Data
6 44 (1.85%) NoSQL
7 43 (1.81%) Relational Database
8 36 (1.52%) MongoDB
9 29 (1.22%) QlikView
10 28 (1.18%) Power BI
11 25 (1.05%) Oracle Database
12 21 (0.88%) BusinessObjects
13 20 (0.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 17 (0.72%) SAS Data Integration Studio
14 17 (0.72%) SAS Visual Analytics
15 15 (0.63%) Event Store
15 15 (0.63%) Hadoop
15 15 (0.63%) Redis
16 13 (0.55%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 152 (6.40%) JIRA
2 128 (5.39%) Git (software)
3 101 (4.25%) Selenium
4 93 (3.91%) Jenkins
5 64 (2.69%) Cucumber
6 63 (2.65%) Visual Studio
7 49 (2.06%) Team Foundation Server
8 46 (1.94%) SoapUI
9 38 (1.60%) HP UFT
10 29 (1.22%) SpecFlow
10 29 (1.22%) Subversion
11 24 (1.01%) JUnit
12 23 (0.97%) Bower
12 23 (0.97%) Grunt
13 21 (0.88%) Octopus Deploy
14 19 (0.80%) WebDriver
15 18 (0.76%) NUnit
16 16 (0.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 15 (0.63%) gulp
18 13 (0.55%) Maven
General
1 950 (39.98%) Finance
2 294 (12.37%) Banking
3 178 (7.49%) Investment Banking
4 138 (5.81%) Manufacturing
5 128 (5.39%) Retail Banking
6 118 (4.97%) Retail
7 111 (4.67%) Marketing
8 88 (3.70%) Front Office
9 83 (3.49%) Back Office
10 55 (2.31%) Advertising
10 55 (2.31%) Legal
11 51 (2.15%) Telecoms
12 40 (1.68%) Financial Institution
13 39 (1.64%) Law
14 28 (1.18%) Games
15 16 (0.67%) Automotive
15 16 (0.67%) Electronics
15 16 (0.67%) International Banking
15 16 (0.67%) Military
16 15 (0.63%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 773 (32.53%) Analyst
2 276 (11.62%) Business Analyst
3 207 (8.71%) Developer
4 190 (8.00%) Support Analyst
5 172 (7.24%) Project Manager
6 122 (5.13%) Consultant
7 92 (3.87%) Applications Support
8 85 (3.58%) Senior Analyst
9 76 (3.20%) IT Manager
10 73 (3.07%) Applications Support Analyst
11 71 (2.99%) Architect
12 69 (2.90%) Test Analyst
13 65 (2.74%) Tester
14 64 (2.69%) IT Analyst
15 60 (2.53%) Service Manager
16 54 (2.27%) Delivery Manager
17 53 (2.23%) Security Analyst
18 49 (2.06%) Information Analyst
19 47 (1.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
19 47 (1.98%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 188 (7.91%) .NET
2 118 (4.97%) HTML
3 82 (3.45%) Web Services
4 73 (3.07%) ASP.NET
5 67 (2.82%) CSS
6 64 (2.69%) XML
7 47 (1.98%) jQuery
8 43 (1.81%) Middleware
9 36 (1.52%) SOAP
10 31 (1.30%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 31 (1.30%) XSLT
11 30 (1.26%) .NET Framework
11 30 (1.26%) ASP.NET Web API
11 30 (1.26%) Gherkin
11 30 (1.26%) RESTful
12 29 (1.22%) AngularJS
12 29 (1.22%) WCF
13 27 (1.14%) Elastic Stack
14 25 (1.05%) JSON
15 24 (1.01%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 447 (18.81%) Analytical Skills
2 199 (8.38%) Management Information System
3 154 (6.48%) Computer Science
4 65 (2.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 64 (2.69%) Fintech
5 64 (2.69%) User Experience
6 49 (2.06%) Data Centre
7 48 (2.02%) Equities
8 41 (1.73%) Data Structures
9 40 (1.68%) Client/Server
10 35 (1.47%) Clustering
11 34 (1.43%) Enterprise Storage
12 32 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
12 32 (1.35%) Virtual Team
13 28 (1.18%) Derivative
14 27 (1.14%) Fixed Income
15 25 (1.05%) Smart Meter
16 24 (1.01%) Hybrid Cloud
16 24 (1.01%) PMI
17 23 (0.97%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 317 (13.34%) Windows
2 198 (8.33%) Linux
3 194 (8.16%) Unix
4 111 (4.67%) Windows Server
5 48 (2.02%) Windows Server 2012
6 40 (1.68%) Windows Server 2008
7 17 (0.72%) Solaris
8 14 (0.59%) Windows 10
9 12 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 11 (0.46%) Android
10 11 (0.46%) Apple iOS
10 11 (0.46%) Windows 7
11 8 (0.34%) Windows 8
12 6 (0.25%) CoreOS
13 5 (0.21%) AIX
13 5 (0.21%) Debian
13 5 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
14 3 (0.13%) CentOS
15 2 (0.084%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 1 (0.042%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 714 (30.05%) Agile Software Development
2 502 (21.13%) Project Management
3 367 (15.45%) ITIL
4 326 (13.72%) Continuous Improvement
5 309 (13.01%) Change Management
6 299 (12.58%) Stakeholder Management
7 279 (11.74%) Scrum
8 278 (11.70%) Test Automation
9 248 (10.44%) SDLC
10 236 (9.93%) Business Analysis
11 232 (9.76%) Coaching
12 220 (9.26%) Mentoring
13 187 (7.87%) Asset Management
14 180 (7.58%) Business Process Improvement
15 168 (7.07%) PRINCE2
16 166 (6.99%) Service Delivery
17 155 (6.52%) User Acceptance Testing
18 151 (6.36%) DevOps
19 146 (6.14%) ERP
20 144 (6.06%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 479 (20.16%) SQL
2 219 (9.22%) Java
3 182 (7.66%) C#
4 159 (6.69%) JavaScript
5 126 (5.30%) Python
6 106 (4.46%) PowerShell
7 89 (3.75%) C++
8 60 (2.53%) C
9 46 (1.94%) Perl
9 46 (1.94%) Shell Script
10 45 (1.89%) T-SQL
11 42 (1.77%) VB
12 35 (1.47%) PHP
13 31 (1.30%) Ruby
14 30 (1.26%) VBA
15 29 (1.22%) Bash Shell
15 29 (1.22%) R
16 21 (0.88%) PL/SQL
17 17 (0.72%) MATLAB
18 16 (0.67%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 320 (13.47%) Degree
2 85 (3.58%) ISEB
3 78 (3.28%) Security Cleared
4 70 (2.95%) ISTQB
5 58 (2.44%) CISSP
5 58 (2.44%) SC Cleared
6 50 (2.10%) Microsoft Certification
7 48 (2.02%) CISM
8 47 (1.98%) Computer Science Degree
8 47 (1.98%) PMI Certification
9 45 (1.89%) ITIL Certification
10 36 (1.52%) MCSE
10 36 (1.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 33 (1.39%) GIAC
12 30 (1.26%) CRISC
13 29 (1.22%) PMP
14 28 (1.18%) Cisco Certification
15 25 (1.05%) MCSA
16 21 (0.88%) CCNP
17 17 (0.72%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 328 (13.80%) QA
2 129 (5.43%) SLA
3 78 (3.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 64 (2.69%) PMO
5 51 (2.15%) GDPR
6 38 (1.60%) Data Quality
7 34 (1.43%) ISO 9001
8 12 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 11 (0.46%) COBIT
10 10 (0.42%) PCI DSS
10 10 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 8 (0.34%) ISO 9000
12 6 (0.25%) GCP
12 6 (0.25%) ISO 14001
12 6 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 6 (0.25%) P3O
13 5 (0.21%) MiFID
14 4 (0.17%) Basel III
14 4 (0.17%) DO-178B
14 4 (0.17%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 130 (5.47%) Active Directory
2 71 (2.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 65 (2.74%) Docker
4 55 (2.31%) Hyper-V
5 22 (0.93%) VMware ESXi
6 17 (0.72%) Virtual Machines
7 15 (0.63%) vSphere
8 6 (0.25%) XenApp
9 5 (0.21%) NFS
10 4 (0.17%) BitLocker
10 4 (0.17%) Firmware
11 3 (0.13%) XenDesktop
12 2 (0.084%) Snort
12 2 (0.084%) Terminal Services
12 2 (0.084%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
13 1 (0.042%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 61 (2.57%) SCCM
2 48 (2.02%) SCOM
3 35 (1.47%) Ansible
4 34 (1.43%) Puppet
5 26 (1.09%) Kubernetes
5 26 (1.09%) Opscode Chef
6 22 (0.93%) HP Quality Center
7 16 (0.67%) Nagios
8 15 (0.63%) Docker Swarm
9 13 (0.55%) Cisco CUCM
9 13 (0.55%) Microsoft Clustering
10 12 (0.51%) SCOrch
10 12 (0.51%) Terraform
10 12 (0.51%) Tivoli
10 12 (0.51%) WSUS
11 11 (0.46%) Simpana
11 11 (0.46%) vCenter Server
12 9 (0.38%) Microsoft Intune
13 8 (0.34%) Failover Clustering
13 8 (0.34%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 484 (20.37%) Microsoft
2 185 (7.79%) Oracle
3 122 (5.13%) SAP
4 112 (4.71%) VMware
5 66 (2.78%) Cisco
6 64 (2.69%) Splunk
7 55 (2.31%) HP
8 51 (2.15%) NetApp
8 51 (2.15%) Salesforce.com
9 49 (2.06%) IBM
10 44 (1.85%) Citrix
10 44 (1.85%) Dell
11 41 (1.73%) Tableau
12 38 (1.60%) ION Trading
13 34 (1.43%) EqualLogic
14 32 (1.35%) ServiceNow
15 30 (1.26%) Google
16 29 (1.22%) Capita
17 26 (1.09%) JD Edwards
18 21 (0.88%) Sage