Period
to 17 January 2019

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 17 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Process Improvement
UK
6 months to
17 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 265 251 251
Rank change year-on-year -14 0 -22
Permanent jobs citing Process Improvement 1,992 2,391 2,456
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.32% 1.38% 1.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.44% 1.50% 1.51%
Number of salaries quoted 1,412 1,736 1,905
UK median annual salary £51,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -

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 138,598 159,025 162,437
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.69% 91.81% 91.33%
Number of salaries quoted 109,286 127,729 134,362
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,500 £27,651
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 17 January 2019.

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 17 January 2019. 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 1,835 £51,000 +2.00% 254
UK excluding London +4 1,256 £47,500 +5.56% 215
London -24 685 £60,000 - 73
South East -1 428 £50,000 +5.26% 63
North of England -1 303 £47,569 +11.93% 40
Midlands -20 172 £39,000 -8.24% 33
North West +15 152 £50,000 +17.65% 17
Yorkshire +1 135 £45,000 +12.50% 21
East of England +20 126 £45,000 0.00% 14
South West +27 125 £40,000 -11.11% 31
West Midlands -17 112 £38,500 -5.52% 24
Scotland +30 77 £50,000 - 12
East Midlands +5 60 £40,000 -16.67% 9
Wales 0 41 £42,500 +3.03% 22
North East +6 16 £52,095 -16.65% 2
Northern Ireland -12 2 - -

For the 6 months to 17 January 2019, 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.

1 719 (36.09%) Agile Software Development
2 572 (28.71%) Finance
3 384 (19.28%) Problem-Solving
4 363 (18.22%) Microsoft
5 359 (18.02%) Project Management
6 349 (17.52%) Analytical Skills
7 340 (17.07%) Windows
8 315 (15.81%) SQL
9 313 (15.71%) Degree
10 305 (15.31%) Stakeholder Management
11 284 (14.26%) Continuous Integration
12 283 (14.21%) Test Automation
13 260 (13.05%) SQL Server
14 248 (12.45%) C#
15 239 (12.00%) QA
16 230 (11.55%) Java
16 230 (11.55%) Linux
17 224 (11.24%) ITIL
18 215 (10.79%) Microsoft Azure
19 214 (10.74%) JavaScript
19 214 (10.74%) .NET
20 212 (10.64%) Git (software)
20 212 (10.64%) Mentoring
20 212 (10.64%) DevOps
21 203 (10.19%) Scrum
22 200 (10.04%) Business Analysis
23 199 (9.99%) Coaching
24 198 (9.94%) Continuous Improvement
24 198 (9.94%) JIRA
25 191 (9.59%) 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
1 105 (5.27%) SharePoint
2 85 (4.27%) IIS
3 84 (4.22%) Confluence
4 50 (2.51%) MS Exchange
5 28 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2010
6 22 (1.10%) Skype for Business
7 20 (1.00%) Appian
7 20 (1.00%) Tomcat
8 17 (0.85%) BizTalk Server
8 17 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2013
9 14 (0.70%) WebLogic
10 13 (0.65%) CMS
11 10 (0.50%) Apache
11 10 (0.50%) Elasticsearch
11 10 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2003
12 9 (0.45%) JBoss
13 8 (0.40%) OpenStack
13 8 (0.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 6 (0.30%) SAS
14 6 (0.30%) Traefik
Applications
1 148 (7.43%) Microsoft Office
2 105 (5.27%) Microsoft Excel
3 68 (3.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 48 (2.41%) Microsoft Project
5 40 (2.01%) MS Visio
6 12 (0.60%) Mingle
7 6 (0.30%) AutoCAD
8 4 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
9 3 (0.15%) 3ds Max
9 3 (0.15%) Maya
9 3 (0.15%) SPSS
10 2 (0.10%) CATIA
10 2 (0.10%) Photoshop
11 1 (0.050%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 1 (0.050%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.050%) Adobe Premiere
11 1 (0.050%) InVision
11 1 (0.050%) Pro/ENGINEER
11 1 (0.050%) PTC Creo
11 1 (0.050%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 31 (1.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (0.80%) Dynamics AX
2 16 (0.80%) Oracle Applications
3 12 (0.60%) SAP APO
3 12 (0.60%) SAP ERP
3 12 (0.60%) SAP MM
3 12 (0.60%) SAP SCM
3 12 (0.60%) SAP SD
4 11 (0.55%) Dynamics NAV
5 10 (0.50%) SAP HR
6 9 (0.45%) FastStats
6 9 (0.45%) Payment Gateway
7 8 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
8 7 (0.35%) NetSuite
8 7 (0.35%) osCommerce
8 7 (0.35%) SAP EWM
9 6 (0.30%) Infor M3
9 6 (0.30%) Movex
9 6 (0.30%) SAP S/4HANA
9 6 (0.30%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 215 (10.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 191 (9.59%) Amazon AWS
3 116 (5.82%) SaaS
4 97 (4.87%) Office 365
5 88 (4.42%) Google Cloud Platform
6 32 (1.61%) Cloud Computing
7 30 (1.51%) Serverless
8 27 (1.36%) CloudBees
9 25 (1.26%) PaaS
10 24 (1.20%) GitHub
10 24 (1.20%) IaaS
11 19 (0.95%) SuccessFactors
12 14 (0.70%) G Suite
13 12 (0.60%) AWS Lambda
14 11 (0.55%) Mimecast
15 8 (0.40%) OneDrive
16 7 (0.35%) Dynamics 365
17 6 (0.30%) Azure Active Directory
17 6 (0.30%) Azure Functions
18 5 (0.25%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 69 (3.46%) Firewall
2 37 (1.86%) Wireless
3 36 (1.81%) DNS
4 32 (1.61%) TCP/IP
5 26 (1.31%) VPN
6 22 (1.10%) Internet
6 22 (1.10%) LAN
7 19 (0.95%) DHCP
8 17 (0.85%) WAN
9 16 (0.80%) Skype
10 15 (0.75%) Network Security
11 14 (0.70%) Unified Communications
12 11 (0.55%) SMTP
13 10 (0.50%) Intrusion Detection
14 9 (0.45%) SAN
15 8 (0.40%) IPsec
15 8 (0.40%) Modbus
15 8 (0.40%) RS-485
16 7 (0.35%) VoIP
17 6 (0.30%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 260 (13.05%) SQL Server
2 60 (3.01%) MySQL
3 49 (2.46%) Relational Database
4 48 (2.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 40 (2.01%) NoSQL
6 37 (1.86%) Power BI
7 36 (1.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 31 (1.56%) Data Warehouse
9 29 (1.46%) Oracle Database
10 27 (1.36%) MongoDB
11 26 (1.31%) Big Data
11 26 (1.31%) PostgreSQL
12 18 (0.90%) SQL Server 2008
12 18 (0.90%) SQL Server 2012
13 17 (0.85%) MariaDB
14 14 (0.70%) SAP HANA
15 12 (0.60%) Redis
16 10 (0.50%) Blockchain
17 9 (0.45%) Azure SQL Database
17 9 (0.45%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 212 (10.64%) Git (software)
2 198 (9.94%) JIRA
3 155 (7.78%) Jenkins
4 108 (5.42%) Team Foundation Server
5 92 (4.62%) TeamCity
6 83 (4.17%) Selenium
7 82 (4.12%) Subversion
8 71 (3.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 71 (3.56%) Octopus Deploy
9 63 (3.16%) Cucumber
10 55 (2.76%) GoCD
11 51 (2.56%) NUnit
11 51 (2.56%) SpecFlow
12 46 (2.31%) Visual Studio
13 30 (1.51%) HP UFT
14 29 (1.46%) Vagrant
15 27 (1.36%) ClearCase
15 27 (1.36%) IBM UrbanCode
15 27 (1.36%) Travis CI
16 25 (1.26%) JMeter
General
1 572 (28.71%) Finance
2 95 (4.77%) Banking
2 95 (4.77%) Retail
3 68 (3.41%) Billing
4 58 (2.91%) Marketing
5 51 (2.56%) Back Office
5 51 (2.56%) Telecoms
6 46 (2.31%) Legal
7 43 (2.16%) Manufacturing
8 41 (2.06%) Advertising
9 36 (1.81%) Games
10 35 (1.76%) Law
11 34 (1.71%) Publishing
12 27 (1.36%) Investment Banking
13 14 (0.70%) Front Office
14 13 (0.65%) Retail Banking
15 11 (0.55%) German Language
16 10 (0.50%) Brand Awareness
16 10 (0.50%) French Language
17 9 (0.45%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 460 (23.09%) Analyst
2 233 (11.70%) Business Analyst
3 224 (11.24%) Developer
4 160 (8.03%) Consultant
5 123 (6.17%) Project Manager
6 119 (5.97%) IT Manager
7 98 (4.92%) Test Engineer
8 94 (4.72%) C# Developer
9 92 (4.62%) .NET Developer
10 81 (4.07%) C# .NET Developer
11 79 (3.97%) Architect
12 77 (3.87%) Service Manager
13 65 (3.26%) Senior Manager
14 64 (3.21%) JavaScript Developer
15 63 (3.16%) Software Engineer
16 62 (3.11%) Senior Analyst
16 62 (3.11%) Software Test Engineer
17 57 (2.86%) Applications Support
17 57 (2.86%) Software Developer
18 55 (2.76%) IT Services Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 214 (10.74%) .NET
2 101 (5.07%) XML
3 96 (4.82%) HTML
4 86 (4.32%) ASP.NET Web API
5 84 (4.22%) Web Services
6 78 (3.92%) REST
7 68 (3.41%) ASP.NET
8 60 (3.01%) CSS
9 59 (2.96%) JSON
10 54 (2.71%) Gherkin
11 50 (2.51%) RESTful
12 37 (1.86%) Elastic Stack
13 36 (1.81%) AngularJS
13 36 (1.81%) Node.js
14 33 (1.66%) XSLT
15 32 (1.61%) jQuery
16 31 (1.56%) WCF
17 28 (1.41%) WPF
18 27 (1.36%) SOAP
19 25 (1.26%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 349 (17.52%) Analytical Skills
2 140 (7.03%) Management Information System
3 70 (3.51%) Self-Motivation
4 60 (3.01%) User Experience
5 42 (2.11%) Data Centre
5 42 (2.11%) Mobile App
6 40 (2.01%) PMI
7 35 (1.76%) Fintech
8 25 (1.26%) Virtual Team
9 23 (1.15%) Equities
10 22 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
11 21 (1.05%) Robotics
12 17 (0.85%) e-Learning
12 17 (0.85%) Smart Meter
13 15 (0.75%) Cloud Native
13 15 (0.75%) Driving Licence
13 15 (0.75%) Security Operations Centre
14 13 (0.65%) Enterprise Storage
14 13 (0.65%) Linux Command Line
15 12 (0.60%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 340 (17.07%) Windows
2 230 (11.55%) Linux
3 136 (6.83%) Unix
4 56 (2.81%) Windows Server
5 45 (2.26%) Apple iOS
6 33 (1.66%) Windows 10
7 27 (1.36%) CoreOS
8 24 (1.20%) Android
9 22 (1.10%) Windows Server 2012
10 21 (1.05%) Windows 7
11 19 (0.95%) Windows Server 2008
12 13 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 12 (0.60%) Ubuntu
13 12 (0.60%) Windows 8
14 9 (0.45%) Mac OS
15 8 (0.40%) FreeRTOS
16 5 (0.25%) CentOS
17 4 (0.20%) Mac OS X
17 4 (0.20%) Windows Server 2003
18 1 (0.050%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 719 (36.09%) Agile Software Development
2 384 (19.28%) Problem-Solving
3 359 (18.02%) Project Management
4 305 (15.31%) Stakeholder Management
5 284 (14.26%) Continuous Integration
6 283 (14.21%) Test Automation
7 224 (11.24%) ITIL
8 212 (10.64%) DevOps
8 212 (10.64%) Mentoring
9 203 (10.19%) Scrum
10 200 (10.04%) Business Analysis
11 199 (9.99%) Coaching
12 198 (9.94%) Continuous Improvement
13 180 (9.04%) SDLC
14 172 (8.63%) TDD
15 163 (8.18%) Continuous Delivery
16 160 (8.03%) Waterfall
17 156 (7.83%) Change Management
18 152 (7.63%) Service Delivery
19 145 (7.28%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 315 (15.81%) SQL
2 248 (12.45%) C#
3 230 (11.55%) Java
4 214 (10.74%) JavaScript
5 159 (7.98%) Python
6 139 (6.98%) PowerShell
7 69 (3.46%) PHP
8 62 (3.11%) Bash Shell
9 59 (2.96%) C++
10 52 (2.61%) C
11 51 (2.56%) Perl
12 40 (2.01%) Ruby
13 29 (1.46%) T-SQL
14 28 (1.41%) TypeScript
15 24 (1.20%) ES6
16 22 (1.10%) Apple Swift
16 22 (1.10%) Kotlin
17 21 (1.05%) Objective-C
18 20 (1.00%) PL/SQL
19 11 (0.55%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 313 (15.71%) Degree
2 80 (4.02%) Security Cleared
3 71 (3.56%) SC Cleared
4 65 (3.26%) ISEB
5 52 (2.61%) PMI Certification
6 49 (2.46%) Microsoft Certification
7 41 (2.06%) PMP
8 33 (1.66%) Cisco Certification
8 33 (1.66%) ISTQB
9 26 (1.31%) CCNA
10 24 (1.20%) ITIL Certification
11 21 (1.05%) CBAP
11 21 (1.05%) DV Cleared
11 21 (1.05%) IIBA
12 20 (1.00%) BPSS Clearance
13 19 (0.95%) CISSP
13 19 (0.95%) MCSE
14 15 (0.75%) MCSA
15 14 (0.70%) CCNP
15 14 (0.70%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 239 (12.00%) QA
2 111 (5.57%) PMO
3 77 (3.87%) SLA
4 40 (2.01%) GDPR
5 26 (1.31%) Data Quality
6 25 (1.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 13 (0.65%) ISO 9000
8 8 (0.40%) Cyber Essentials
9 7 (0.35%) ISO 9001
9 7 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 7 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 6 (0.30%) PCI DSS
11 5 (0.25%) COBIT
12 3 (0.15%) Basel III
12 3 (0.15%) IFRS
12 3 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 3 (0.15%) P3O
12 3 (0.15%) Solvency II
13 2 (0.10%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 2 (0.10%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 158 (7.93%) Active Directory
2 100 (5.02%) Docker
3 62 (3.11%) VMware Infrastructure
4 40 (2.01%) Hyper-V
5 19 (0.95%) VMware ESXi
6 18 (0.90%) Virtual Servers
7 13 (0.65%) Firmware
8 8 (0.40%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 6 (0.30%) NFS
9 6 (0.30%) Samba
9 6 (0.30%) Terminal Server
9 6 (0.30%) VMware NSX
10 5 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
11 4 (0.20%) vSphere
11 4 (0.20%) XenApp
11 4 (0.20%) XenServer
12 3 (0.15%) Virtual Desktop
13 2 (0.10%) BitLocker
13 2 (0.10%) HDFS
13 2 (0.10%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 108 (5.42%) Ansible
2 83 (4.17%) Puppet
3 66 (3.31%) Opscode Chef
4 45 (2.26%) Terraform
5 35 (1.76%) Nagios
6 32 (1.61%) Graphite
7 27 (1.36%) Automic
7 27 (1.36%) Consul
7 27 (1.36%) Rundeck
8 17 (0.85%) Kubernetes
9 11 (0.55%) vCenter Server
10 9 (0.45%) Backup Exec
10 9 (0.45%) SCCM
11 8 (0.40%) Packer
11 8 (0.40%) SCOM
12 7 (0.35%) NetBackup
13 6 (0.30%) Failover Clustering
14 5 (0.25%) Cisco CUCM
14 5 (0.25%) Salt
15 4 (0.20%) Grafana
Vendors
1 363 (18.22%) Microsoft
2 118 (5.92%) Oracle
3 112 (5.62%) SAP
4 84 (4.22%) VMware
5 73 (3.66%) ServiceNow
6 66 (3.31%) Google
7 39 (1.96%) Cisco
8 36 (1.81%) Citrix
9 34 (1.71%) Salesforce.com
10 33 (1.66%) Splunk
11 29 (1.46%) AppDynamics
12 27 (1.36%) Delphix
12 27 (1.36%) RedGate
12 27 (1.36%) XebiaLabs
13 21 (1.05%) NetApp
14 18 (0.90%) JD Edwards
15 17 (0.85%) Dynatrace
16 16 (0.80%) Atlassian
17 15 (0.75%) EqualLogic
18 14 (0.70%) Red Hat