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to

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 15 August 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Process Improvement
UK
6 months to
15 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 177 260 272
Rank change year-on-year +83 +12 -40
Permanent jobs citing Process Improvement 3,783 1,558 762
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.26% 1.35% 1.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.36% 1.44% 1.32%
Number of salaries quoted 1,467 954 522
10th Percentile £36,250 £32,500 £31,525
25th Percentile £43,250 £41,250 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £54,250 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.99% +3.33% +5.00%
75th Percentile £73,750 £67,500 £67,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £80,000 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,500 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +6.32% - +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 160,204 108,315 57,920
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 95.77% 94.09% 93.13%
Number of salaries quoted 83,315 73,224 47,036
10th Percentile £34,250 £32,500 £32,500
25th Percentile £45,000 £42,500 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,756 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +7.61% +1.37% +4.76%
75th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £73,750
90th Percentile £97,290 £92,500 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +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 15 August 2022.

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 15 August 2022. 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
Jobs
England +97 3,245 £57,500 +6.74% 283
UK excluding London +94 2,156 £50,500 +6.32% 218
Work from Home +127 1,857 £60,000 +9.09% 83
London +93 1,286 £67,500 +3.85% 83
North of England +109 589 £50,000 +11.11% 35
South East +54 548 £55,000 - 49
Midlands +99 532 £48,250 +12.21% 59
West Midlands +71 414 £48,000 +12.28% 38
North West +95 385 £50,000 +17.65% 23
East of England +7 196 £55,000 +22.22% 23
Yorkshire +90 189 £51,250 +2.50% 9
South West +27 126 £45,000 -14.29% 28
East Midlands +52 118 £55,000 +10.00% 19
Scotland +14 79 £49,750 +19.88% 11
Wales +20 54 £45,000 +5.88% 13
Northern Ireland +11 35 £37,500 -16.67%
North East -20 15 £40,000 -2.44% 3

For the 6 months to 15 August 2022, 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 1,743 (46.07%) Social Skills
2 1,716 (45.36%) Agile
3 1,094 (28.92%) SQL
4 1,049 (27.73%) Microsoft
5 1,002 (26.49%) Finance
6 840 (22.20%) Azure
7 838 (22.15%) Degree
7 838 (22.15%) Problem-Solving
8 778 (20.57%) DevOps
9 745 (19.69%) User Stories
10 703 (18.58%) Analytical Skills
11 635 (16.79%) SQL Server
12 632 (16.71%) Git (software)
13 616 (16.28%) JavaScript
14 610 (16.12%) Project Management
15 586 (15.49%) .NET
16 582 (15.38%) Product Roadmap
17 580 (15.33%) C#
18 576 (15.23%) Terraform
19 531 (14.04%) HTML
20 525 (13.88%) React
21 512 (13.53%) Unit Testing
22 510 (13.48%) Azure DevOps
22 510 (13.48%) Serverless
23 503 (13.30%) Android
24 502 (13.27%) Apple iOS
25 500 (13.22%) CSS
26 497 (13.14%) Mentoring
27 495 (13.08%) MVC
28 494 (13.06%) Continuous Improvement

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
1 127 (3.36%) Confluence
2 93 (2.46%) SAS
3 49 (1.30%) CMS
4 38 (1.00%) Apache Airflow
5 35 (0.93%) OpenStack
6 32 (0.85%) SharePoint
7 25 (0.66%) Apache
8 24 (0.63%) Drupal
9 23 (0.61%) Apache Spark
10 18 (0.48%) Sitefinity
11 16 (0.42%) Appian
12 14 (0.37%) Tomcat
13 12 (0.32%) MS Exchange
14 10 (0.26%) Jetty
15 8 (0.21%) ColdFusion
15 8 (0.21%) Sitecore CMS
16 7 (0.19%) WebSphere
17 5 (0.13%) MS Project Server
18 4 (0.11%) Jupyter
19 3 (0.079%) TPMS
Applications
1 325 (8.59%) Microsoft Office
2 306 (8.09%) Microsoft Excel
3 176 (4.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 88 (2.33%) Microsoft Project
5 54 (1.43%) MS Visio
6 28 (0.74%) Spreadsheet
7 19 (0.50%) OmniGraffle
8 11 (0.29%) SPSS
9 9 (0.24%) CATIA
10 5 (0.13%) Chatbot
11 4 (0.11%) Simulink
11 4 (0.11%) Sketch
12 3 (0.079%) InVision
13 2 (0.053%) Abaqus
14 1 (0.026%) Adobe XD
14 1 (0.026%) Camtasia
Business Applications
1 45 (1.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 27 (0.71%) NetSuite
3 26 (0.69%) SAP S/4HANA
4 21 (0.56%) Oracle Clinical
5 18 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
6 17 (0.45%) Dynamics NAV
7 14 (0.37%) SAP Business One
8 13 (0.34%) Sage 200
9 11 (0.29%) Loan IQ
9 11 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
10 8 (0.21%) SAP BPC
10 8 (0.21%) Workday HCM
11 7 (0.19%) Oracle Payables
12 6 (0.16%) Oracle General Ledger
12 6 (0.16%) Oracle Receivables
12 6 (0.16%) Shopify
13 5 (0.13%) SAP CO
14 4 (0.11%) Magento
14 4 (0.11%) SAP FI
14 4 (0.11%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 840 (22.20%) Azure
2 510 (13.48%) Azure DevOps
2 510 (13.48%) Serverless
3 465 (12.29%) Azure Service Bus
4 457 (12.08%) Azure Functions
5 410 (10.84%) AWS
6 221 (5.84%) Power Platform
7 200 (5.29%) SaaS
8 179 (4.73%) GCP
9 94 (2.48%) Cloud Computing
10 75 (1.98%) GitHub
11 57 (1.51%) Microsoft 365
12 50 (1.32%) OpenShift
13 44 (1.16%) AWS Lambda
14 41 (1.08%) AWS CloudFormation
15 37 (0.98%) Amazon S3
15 37 (0.98%) Dynamics 365
16 31 (0.82%) Google Analytics
17 29 (0.77%) PaaS
18 27 (0.71%) Snowflake
Communications & Networking
1 94 (2.48%) Firewall
2 65 (1.72%) HTTP
3 44 (1.16%) Internet
4 40 (1.06%) DNS
5 34 (0.90%) Network Security
6 31 (0.82%) Broadband
7 24 (0.63%) DHCP
8 22 (0.58%) VPN
9 18 (0.48%) WAN
10 16 (0.42%) TCP/IP
10 16 (0.42%) Wireless
11 15 (0.40%) LAN
12 13 (0.34%) SAN
13 12 (0.32%) FIX Connectivity
13 12 (0.32%) PPP
14 10 (0.26%) VLAN
14 10 (0.26%) VoIP
15 8 (0.21%) Cisco ASA
15 8 (0.21%) NAS
15 8 (0.21%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 635 (16.79%) SQL Server
2 214 (5.66%) Power BI
3 143 (3.78%) Relational Database
4 128 (3.38%) Data Warehouse
5 127 (3.36%) Tableau
6 112 (2.96%) Big Data
7 96 (2.54%) MySQL
8 80 (2.11%) BigQuery
9 77 (2.04%) NoSQL
10 64 (1.69%) Looker
11 52 (1.37%) RDBMS
12 51 (1.35%) MongoDB
13 46 (1.22%) PostgreSQL
14 36 (0.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 36 (0.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 35 (0.93%) Data Mining
15 35 (0.93%) Metadata
16 31 (0.82%) Amazon RDS
17 23 (0.61%) BusinessObjects
18 19 (0.50%) Power Query
Development Applications
1 632 (16.71%) Git (software)
2 465 (12.29%) Team Foundation Server
3 252 (6.66%) JIRA
4 95 (2.51%) Selenium
5 93 (2.46%) Jenkins
6 48 (1.27%) WebDriver
7 46 (1.22%) GitLab
8 35 (0.93%) Rational DOORS
9 31 (0.82%) Cucumber
10 27 (0.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 25 (0.66%) JUnit
12 23 (0.61%) CircleCI
12 23 (0.61%) Octopus Deploy
12 23 (0.61%) Postman
12 23 (0.61%) TeamCity
13 21 (0.56%) JMeter
13 21 (0.56%) Maven
14 20 (0.53%) Subversion
15 19 (0.50%) Axure RP
16 16 (0.42%) Cypress.io
General
1 1,743 (46.07%) Social Skills
2 1,002 (26.49%) Finance
3 703 (18.58%) Analytical Skills
4 209 (5.52%) Retail
5 199 (5.26%) Legal
6 189 (5.00%) Pharmaceutical
7 185 (4.89%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 175 (4.63%) Presentation Skills
9 155 (4.10%) Marketing
10 143 (3.78%) Banking
11 136 (3.60%) Organisational Skills
12 126 (3.33%) Law
13 115 (3.04%) Automotive
14 112 (2.96%) Manufacturing
15 94 (2.48%) Games
16 90 (2.38%) Influencing Skills
17 88 (2.33%) Public Sector
18 66 (1.74%) Documentation Skills
19 46 (1.22%) Advertising
20 39 (1.03%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 859 (22.71%) Analyst
2 549 (14.51%) Developer
3 326 (8.62%) Business Analyst
4 275 (7.27%) Consultant
5 190 (5.02%) .NET Developer
6 150 (3.97%) Senior Analyst
7 142 (3.75%) Senior Developer
8 140 (3.70%) Software Engineer
9 127 (3.36%) Project Manager
10 124 (3.28%) Software Developer
11 107 (2.83%) Data Engineer
12 102 (2.70%) Senior .NET Developer
13 88 (2.33%) Architect
14 86 (2.27%) Senior Manager
15 83 (2.19%) Data Analyst
16 82 (2.17%) Product Manager
17 81 (2.14%) Systems Engineer
18 71 (1.88%) Support Analyst
19 70 (1.85%) DevOps Engineer
20 69 (1.82%) Senior Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 586 (15.49%) .NET
2 531 (14.04%) HTML
3 525 (13.88%) React
4 500 (13.22%) CSS
5 475 (12.56%) .NET Core
6 473 (12.50%) jQuery
7 472 (12.48%) .NET Framework
8 462 (12.21%) Entity Framework
9 457 (12.08%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 102 (2.70%) Spring
11 96 (2.54%) RESTful
12 94 (2.48%) XML
13 81 (2.14%) Spring Boot
14 77 (2.04%) REST
15 70 (1.85%) JSON
16 57 (1.51%) Kafka
16 57 (1.51%) Web Services
17 52 (1.37%) Node.js
18 33 (0.87%) RabbitMQ
19 31 (0.82%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 250 (6.61%) Management Information System
2 158 (4.18%) Self-Motivation
3 137 (3.62%) User Experience
4 115 (3.04%) Life Science
5 93 (2.46%) Blog
6 84 (2.22%) Data Centre
7 77 (2.04%) Data Structures
8 74 (1.96%) Virtual Team
9 68 (1.80%) Enterprise Software
9 68 (1.80%) Public Cloud
10 67 (1.77%) Biotechnology
11 46 (1.22%) Derivative
12 41 (1.08%) Mobile App
13 39 (1.03%) Cyberattack
14 38 (1.00%) Analytical Mindset
15 35 (0.93%) Linux Command Line
15 35 (0.93%) PMI
16 29 (0.77%) Driving Licence
17 28 (0.74%) Fixed Income
18 27 (0.71%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 503 (13.30%) Android
2 502 (13.27%) Apple iOS
3 260 (6.87%) Linux
4 217 (5.74%) Windows
5 171 (4.52%) Unix
6 38 (1.00%) Windows Server
7 31 (0.82%) CentOS
8 16 (0.42%) Mac OS
9 10 (0.26%) Mac OS X
10 8 (0.21%) Windows Server 2008
11 7 (0.19%) Windows Server 2012
12 6 (0.16%) VxWorks
13 4 (0.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (0.11%) Windows Server 2019
14 3 (0.079%) VME
14 3 (0.079%) Windows 10
15 2 (0.053%) Windows Server 2003
15 2 (0.053%) Windows Server 2016
16 1 (0.026%) AIX
16 1 (0.026%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,716 (45.36%) Agile
2 838 (22.15%) Problem-Solving
3 778 (20.57%) DevOps
4 745 (19.69%) User Stories
5 610 (16.12%) Project Management
6 582 (15.38%) Product Roadmap
7 512 (13.53%) Unit Testing
8 497 (13.14%) Mentoring
9 495 (13.08%) MVC
10 494 (13.06%) Continuous Improvement
11 457 (12.08%) Dependency Injection
12 427 (11.29%) Analytics
13 357 (9.44%) Stakeholder Management
14 340 (8.99%) Business Analysis
15 317 (8.38%) Scrum
16 309 (8.17%) Business Intelligence
17 289 (7.64%) Collaborative Working
18 288 (7.61%) Coaching
19 275 (7.27%) Software Engineering
20 266 (7.03%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 1,094 (28.92%) SQL
2 616 (16.28%) JavaScript
3 580 (15.33%) C#
4 389 (10.28%) Python
5 356 (9.41%) Java
6 90 (2.38%) Bash
7 83 (2.19%) C
8 73 (1.93%) PowerShell
9 54 (1.43%) T-SQL
10 53 (1.40%) TypeScript
11 42 (1.11%) R
12 41 (1.08%) Shell Script
13 34 (0.90%) C++
14 33 (0.87%) VB
15 32 (0.85%) Go
15 32 (0.85%) Kotlin
16 23 (0.61%) VBA
17 20 (0.53%) PHP
18 19 (0.50%) Perl
19 17 (0.45%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 838 (22.15%) Degree
2 235 (6.21%) Security Cleared
3 189 (5.00%) SC Cleared
4 108 (2.85%) Master's Degree
5 101 (2.67%) ITIL Certification
6 92 (2.43%) Computer Science Degree
7 78 (2.06%) PMI Certification
8 56 (1.48%) PMP
9 55 (1.45%) CISSP
10 39 (1.03%) ISTQB
11 36 (0.95%) CISM
12 33 (0.87%) CIMA
13 32 (0.85%) Cisco Certification
14 27 (0.71%) ACCA
15 23 (0.61%) DV Cleared
16 21 (0.56%) ISEB
16 21 (0.56%) Microsoft Certification
17 20 (0.53%) CISA
18 18 (0.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
19 17 (0.45%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 347 (9.17%) QA
2 158 (4.18%) SLA
3 157 (4.15%) Data Quality
4 90 (2.38%) Good Clinical Practice
5 82 (2.17%) GDPR
6 75 (1.98%) PMO
7 58 (1.53%) Accessibility
8 47 (1.24%) GxP
9 39 (1.03%) GLP
10 30 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 25 (0.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 18 (0.48%) CDISC
12 18 (0.48%) PCI DSS
13 17 (0.45%) NIST
14 16 (0.42%) GMP
15 10 (0.26%) GRC
16 9 (0.24%) 21 CFR Part 11
16 9 (0.24%) COBIT
16 9 (0.24%) ISO 9001
16 9 (0.24%) NCSC
System Software
1 208 (5.50%) Docker
2 70 (1.85%) Active Directory
3 35 (0.93%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (0.21%) Hyper-V
5 5 (0.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 5 (0.13%) BitLocker
5 5 (0.13%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (0.11%) zsh
7 3 (0.079%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.079%) vSphere
8 2 (0.053%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 2 (0.053%) HDFS
8 2 (0.053%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.026%) KVM
9 1 (0.026%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.026%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 576 (15.23%) Terraform
2 192 (5.08%) Kubernetes
3 101 (2.67%) Ansible
4 39 (1.03%) Prometheus
5 25 (0.66%) Puppet
6 20 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
7 17 (0.45%) SCCM
8 16 (0.42%) ZABBIX
9 15 (0.40%) Graylog
10 14 (0.37%) Grafana
11 13 (0.34%) Single Sign-On
12 10 (0.26%) Jamf Pro
13 9 (0.24%) SCOM
14 8 (0.21%) Argo
14 8 (0.21%) RSA Archer
15 6 (0.16%) yum
16 5 (0.13%) Cisco Prime
16 5 (0.13%) Failover Clustering
17 4 (0.11%) vCenter Server
18 3 (0.079%) vMotion
Vendors
1 1,049 (27.73%) Microsoft
2 457 (12.08%) Xamarin
3 193 (5.10%) Oracle
4 164 (4.34%) Adobe
5 159 (4.20%) Google
6 143 (3.78%) Apple
7 123 (3.25%) SAP
8 83 (2.19%) FIS
9 75 (1.98%) Salesforce.com
10 62 (1.64%) NEC
11 58 (1.53%) VMware
12 43 (1.14%) Cadence
13 42 (1.11%) Sage
14 41 (1.08%) Workday
15 40 (1.06%) Atlassian
16 30 (0.79%) Blue Prism
16 30 (0.79%) Facebook
17 29 (0.77%) Splunk
18 26 (0.69%) Cisco
19 25 (0.66%) IBM