Period
to 23 February 2020

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 23 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Process Improvement
UK
6 months to
23 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 257 267 253
Rank change year-on-year +10 -14 +1
Permanent jobs citing Process Improvement 1,528 1,963 2,372
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.25% 1.30% 1.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.36% 1.42% 1.46%
Number of salaries quoted 1,021 1,368 1,764
UK median annual salary £52,500 £51,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.94% +2.00% -
10th Percentile £31,500 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +3.16% +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 111,974 138,725 162,487
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.91% 92.20% 92.21%
Number of salaries quoted 88,789 109,467 132,239
UK median annual salary £53,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.90% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £30,782 £30,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £88,750 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +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 23 February 2020.

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 23 February 2020. 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 +7 1,392 £52,500 +2.94% 338
UK excluding London +26 980 £49,000 +3.16% 295
London -4 516 £62,500 +4.17% 75
South East +3 306 £55,000 +10.00% 81
Midlands +29 182 £47,750 +22.44% 56
North of England -14 181 £45,000 -0.55% 66
West Midlands +14 116 £49,000 +27.27% 38
East of England +68 109 £55,000 +10.00% 36
North West -5 90 £55,000 +7.74% 31
South West +25 88 £47,500 +18.75% 26
Scotland +29 74 £43,750 -20.45% 24
Yorkshire -8 70 £42,500 -5.56% 22
East Midlands +26 66 £45,000 +5.88% 18
Wales +17 42 £42,500 +6.25% 6
North East +18 21 £32,500 -37.61% 13
Northern Ireland +17 4 £40,000 - 2

For the 6 months to 23 February 2020, 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.

1 612 (40.05%) Agile Software Development
2 398 (26.05%) Finance
3 285 (18.65%) SQL
4 275 (18.00%) Microsoft
5 254 (16.62%) Project Management
6 232 (15.18%) Degree
7 225 (14.73%) Analytical Skills
8 216 (14.14%) Problem-Solving
9 200 (13.09%) DevOps
10 194 (12.70%) Azure
11 193 (12.63%) C#
12 185 (12.11%) .NET
13 180 (11.78%) Management Information System
14 174 (11.39%) SDLC
15 170 (11.13%) Scrum
16 167 (10.93%) Mentoring
17 165 (10.80%) Windows
18 159 (10.41%) QA
19 157 (10.27%) Test Automation
20 155 (10.14%) Python
21 149 (9.75%) AWS
22 148 (9.69%) SQL Server
23 147 (9.62%) Coaching
24 146 (9.55%) JavaScript
25 141 (9.23%) Java
26 140 (9.16%) ITIL
26 140 (9.16%) Change Management
26 140 (9.16%) Continuous Improvement
27 129 (8.44%) Analytics
28 124 (8.12%) Stakeholder Management

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 67 (4.38%) SharePoint
2 36 (2.36%) Confluence
3 24 (1.57%) MS Exchange
4 21 (1.37%) Apache Spark
5 19 (1.24%) CMS
5 19 (1.24%) IIS
5 19 (1.24%) SAS
6 14 (0.92%) EPiServer
7 13 (0.85%) Apache Airflow
7 13 (0.85%) Luigi
8 10 (0.65%) Skype for Business
9 9 (0.59%) BizTalk Server
10 8 (0.52%) Tomcat
11 7 (0.46%) Oracle UPK
11 7 (0.46%) Oracle Workflow
11 7 (0.46%) WebSphere
12 6 (0.39%) Apache
12 6 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2010
12 6 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2013
12 6 (0.39%) nginx
Applications
1 110 (7.20%) Microsoft Office
2 84 (5.50%) Microsoft Excel
3 37 (2.42%) MS Visio
4 34 (2.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 16 (1.05%) Microsoft Project
6 5 (0.33%) HipChat
7 4 (0.26%) ProjectWise
7 4 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.20%) SPSS
9 2 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.13%) InVision
9 2 (0.13%) Open Workbench
9 2 (0.13%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.13%) Sketch
10 1 (0.065%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.065%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 25 (1.64%) Dynamics AX
2 22 (1.44%) Dynamics CRM
3 20 (1.31%) Oracle EBS
4 13 (0.85%) Oracle ERP
4 13 (0.85%) Oracle Payables
5 11 (0.72%) Oracle Cash Management
6 9 (0.59%) NetSuite
6 9 (0.59%) Oracle EBS R12
6 9 (0.59%) Oracle Receivables
7 7 (0.46%) Oracle Applications
7 7 (0.46%) Oracle Assets
7 7 (0.46%) SAP S/4HANA
8 6 (0.39%) Oracle Financials
8 6 (0.39%) Oracle iProcurement
9 5 (0.33%) Hyperion Planning
9 5 (0.33%) Oracle General Ledger
9 5 (0.33%) Primavera
9 5 (0.33%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 5 (0.33%) Teamcenter
10 4 (0.26%) Oracle E-Business Tax
Cloud Services
1 194 (12.70%) Azure
2 149 (9.75%) AWS
3 92 (6.02%) Office 365
4 55 (3.60%) SaaS
5 44 (2.88%) GCP
6 35 (2.29%) Power Platform
7 33 (2.16%) Amazon S3
8 21 (1.37%) IaaS
8 21 (1.37%) PaaS
9 20 (1.31%) Amazon EC2
10 18 (1.18%) Amazon EMR
11 9 (0.59%) Serverless
12 8 (0.52%) SuccessFactors
13 7 (0.46%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 7 (0.46%) Amazon ELB
13 7 (0.46%) Amazon Glacier
13 7 (0.46%) Dynamics 365
13 7 (0.46%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 6 (0.39%) Datadog
14 6 (0.39%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 64 (4.19%) Firewall
2 42 (2.75%) DNS
3 25 (1.64%) VPN
4 20 (1.31%) LAN
4 20 (1.31%) WAN
5 13 (0.85%) SAN
6 12 (0.79%) Skype
6 12 (0.79%) TCP/IP
7 11 (0.72%) FTP
7 11 (0.72%) MPLS
7 11 (0.72%) VoIP
8 10 (0.65%) DHCP
8 10 (0.65%) Diameter Protocol
8 10 (0.65%) Internet
8 10 (0.65%) iSCSI
9 8 (0.52%) HTTP
9 8 (0.52%) Wireless
10 7 (0.46%) SMTP
10 7 (0.46%) SSH
10 7 (0.46%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 148 (9.69%) SQL Server
2 52 (3.40%) Big Data
2 52 (3.40%) Relational Database
3 43 (2.81%) Data Warehouse
4 37 (2.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 34 (2.23%) Power BI
6 32 (2.09%) PostgreSQL
7 28 (1.83%) Amazon RDS
8 26 (1.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 25 (1.64%) Amazon Redshift
9 25 (1.64%) NoSQL
10 19 (1.24%) MySQL
11 18 (1.18%) Hadoop
12 17 (1.11%) BigQuery
13 13 (0.85%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 13 (0.85%) Azkaban
13 13 (0.85%) MongoDB
14 11 (0.72%) SQL Server 2008
15 10 (0.65%) Oracle Database
15 10 (0.65%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 108 (7.07%) JIRA
2 62 (4.06%) Selenium
3 60 (3.93%) Jenkins
4 58 (3.80%) Git (software)
5 30 (1.96%) Team Foundation Server
6 27 (1.77%) Visual Studio
7 22 (1.44%) Cucumber
8 21 (1.37%) Subversion
9 20 (1.31%) WebDriver
10 18 (1.18%) JMeter
11 17 (1.11%) Ant
12 15 (0.98%) Bitbucket
13 13 (0.85%) HP UFT
13 13 (0.85%) Maven
13 13 (0.85%) Postman
14 11 (0.72%) Apache Ivy
14 11 (0.72%) Eclipse
14 11 (0.72%) Octopus Deploy
14 11 (0.72%) Rational DOORS
14 11 (0.72%) SoapUI
General
1 398 (26.05%) Finance
2 82 (5.37%) Retail
3 62 (4.06%) Aerospace
3 62 (4.06%) Banking
4 48 (3.14%) Public Sector
5 47 (3.08%) Marketing
6 44 (2.88%) Manufacturing
7 37 (2.42%) Telecoms
8 28 (1.83%) Legal
9 19 (1.24%) Games
9 19 (1.24%) Law
10 18 (1.18%) Back Office
11 12 (0.79%) Billing
11 12 (0.79%) Police
12 10 (0.65%) Financial Institution
13 8 (0.52%) Advertising
13 8 (0.52%) Front Office
13 8 (0.52%) iGaming
14 7 (0.46%) General Ledger
14 7 (0.46%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 417 (27.29%) Analyst
2 192 (12.57%) Developer
3 180 (11.78%) Business Analyst
4 102 (6.68%) Consultant
5 51 (3.34%) Data Engineer
6 50 (3.27%) Senior Developer
7 48 (3.14%) Senior Analyst
8 47 (3.08%) Architect
8 47 (3.08%) Project Manager
8 47 (3.08%) Software Engineer
9 41 (2.68%) Software Developer
9 41 (2.68%) Support Analyst
10 37 (2.42%) C# Developer
11 36 (2.36%) IT Manager
12 34 (2.23%) Test Manager
13 32 (2.09%) Tester
14 31 (2.03%) DevOps Engineer
15 30 (1.96%) Lead Developer
16 29 (1.90%) .NET Developer
16 29 (1.90%) Business Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 185 (12.11%) .NET
2 105 (6.87%) CSS
3 85 (5.56%) HTML
4 49 (3.21%) RESTful
5 43 (2.81%) .NET Framework
6 41 (2.68%) Node.js
7 40 (2.62%) AngularJS
7 40 (2.62%) Web Services
8 36 (2.36%) React
9 34 (2.23%) jQuery
9 34 (2.23%) JSON
10 33 (2.16%) Spring
10 33 (2.16%) XML
11 32 (2.09%) ASP.NET
12 27 (1.77%) REST
13 23 (1.51%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 20 (1.31%) Kafka
15 18 (1.18%) Middleware
16 17 (1.11%) Spring Boot
17 16 (1.05%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 225 (14.73%) Analytical Skills
2 180 (11.78%) Management Information System
3 63 (4.12%) Self-Motivation
4 32 (2.09%) User Experience
5 31 (2.03%) Enterprise Software
6 21 (1.37%) Enterprise Storage
7 20 (1.31%) Data Structures
8 19 (1.24%) Algorithms
9 17 (1.11%) Cloud Native
10 15 (0.98%) Data Centre
10 15 (0.98%) Virtual Team
11 14 (0.92%) CMDB
12 13 (0.85%) Mobile App
12 13 (0.85%) PMI
12 13 (0.85%) Security Operations Centre
12 13 (0.85%) Social Media
13 11 (0.72%) NHS
13 11 (0.72%) Public Cloud
14 10 (0.65%) FMCG
15 9 (0.59%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 165 (10.80%) Windows
2 84 (5.50%) Linux
3 49 (3.21%) Unix
4 37 (2.42%) Windows Server
5 33 (2.16%) VMS
6 28 (1.83%) Windows 7
7 24 (1.57%) Windows 10
8 20 (1.31%) Apple iOS
9 19 (1.24%) Android
10 17 (1.11%) Mac OS
11 16 (1.05%) Windows Server 2012
12 9 (0.59%) CentOS
13 7 (0.46%) Windows Server 2008
14 6 (0.39%) Windows 8
15 5 (0.33%) Windows Server 2003
16 2 (0.13%) CoreOS
16 2 (0.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 1 (0.065%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 612 (40.05%) Agile Software Development
2 254 (16.62%) Project Management
3 216 (14.14%) Problem-Solving
4 200 (13.09%) DevOps
5 174 (11.39%) SDLC
6 170 (11.13%) Scrum
7 167 (10.93%) Mentoring
8 157 (10.27%) Test Automation
9 147 (9.62%) Coaching
10 140 (9.16%) Change Management
10 140 (9.16%) Continuous Improvement
10 140 (9.16%) ITIL
11 129 (8.44%) Analytics
12 124 (8.12%) Stakeholder Management
13 110 (7.20%) Business Analysis
13 110 (7.20%) Waterfall
14 104 (6.81%) Business Intelligence
15 94 (6.15%) Continuous Integration
16 92 (6.02%) Project Delivery
17 89 (5.82%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 285 (18.65%) SQL
2 193 (12.63%) C#
3 155 (10.14%) Python
4 146 (9.55%) JavaScript
5 141 (9.23%) Java
6 67 (4.38%) PowerShell
7 62 (4.06%) C++
8 52 (3.40%) C
9 39 (2.55%) Ruby
10 34 (2.23%) PHP
11 32 (2.09%) PL/SQL
12 25 (1.64%) Scala
13 24 (1.57%) TypeScript
14 23 (1.51%) Ada
15 21 (1.37%) T-SQL
16 16 (1.05%) Java 8
17 15 (0.98%) Bash Shell
17 15 (0.98%) VB.NET
18 14 (0.92%) VBA
19 13 (0.85%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 232 (15.18%) Degree
2 61 (3.99%) ISEB
2 61 (3.99%) Security Cleared
3 55 (3.60%) ISTQB
4 50 (3.27%) SC Cleared
5 49 (3.21%) Microsoft Certification
6 34 (2.23%) CISSP
7 30 (1.96%) Computer Science Degree
8 26 (1.70%) MCSD
9 23 (1.51%) Master's Degree
10 21 (1.37%) CISM
10 21 (1.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 20 (1.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 18 (1.18%) MCSE
13 14 (0.92%) MCSA
13 14 (0.92%) PMI Certification
14 12 (0.79%) ACCA
14 12 (0.79%) ITIL Certification
14 12 (0.79%) PMP
15 11 (0.72%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 159 (10.41%) QA
2 50 (3.27%) SLA
3 43 (2.81%) PMO
4 31 (2.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 25 (1.64%) Data Quality
5 25 (1.64%) GDPR
6 22 (1.44%) PCI DSS
7 15 (0.98%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 11 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 15288
9 9 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 7 (0.46%) BS25999
10 7 (0.46%) Cyber Essentials
11 6 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 6 (0.39%) NIST
11 6 (0.39%) P3O
12 4 (0.26%) ISO 9001
12 4 (0.26%) PMBOK
13 3 (0.20%) COBIT
13 3 (0.20%) GMP
13 3 (0.20%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 79 (5.17%) Active Directory
2 57 (3.73%) Docker
3 47 (3.08%) VMware Infrastructure
4 33 (2.16%) Hyper-V
5 20 (1.31%) XenApp
6 9 (0.59%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 8 (0.52%) BitLocker
8 7 (0.46%) Firmware
8 7 (0.46%) vSphere
8 7 (0.46%) XenDesktop
9 6 (0.39%) NFS
10 5 (0.33%) Forefront TMG
11 4 (0.26%) Corosync
11 4 (0.26%) DRBD
11 4 (0.26%) FreeRADIUS
11 4 (0.26%) Postfix
12 2 (0.13%) IAG
12 2 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
13 1 (0.065%) Virtual Machines
13 1 (0.065%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 36 (2.36%) Terraform
2 35 (2.29%) SCCM
3 33 (2.16%) Ansible
4 29 (1.90%) HP Quality Center
5 27 (1.77%) Opscode Chef
6 26 (1.70%) Kubernetes
7 20 (1.31%) Puppet
8 15 (0.98%) Nagios
9 14 (0.92%) BMC PATROL
10 12 (0.79%) Prometheus
10 12 (0.79%) SCOM
11 11 (0.72%) HP ALM
12 8 (0.52%) Grafana
12 8 (0.52%) Microsoft Intune
12 8 (0.52%) Nessus
12 8 (0.52%) WSUS
13 7 (0.46%) Rancher
14 6 (0.39%) Backup Exec
15 5 (0.33%) AirWatch
15 5 (0.33%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 275 (18.00%) Microsoft
2 120 (7.85%) Oracle
3 54 (3.53%) VMware
4 48 (3.14%) SAP
5 41 (2.68%) Salesforce.com
6 40 (2.62%) HP
7 37 (2.42%) Google
8 30 (1.96%) Splunk
9 28 (1.83%) ServiceNow
9 28 (1.83%) Tableau
10 26 (1.70%) Citrix
10 26 (1.70%) Sitecore
11 25 (1.64%) IBM
12 18 (1.18%) Atlassian
13 17 (1.11%) Dell
14 15 (0.98%) AppDynamics
15 14 (0.92%) hybris
16 13 (0.85%) NetApp
16 13 (0.85%) UiPath
17 12 (0.79%) Micro Focus