Period
to 17 May 2021

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 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Process Improvement
UK
6 months to
17 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 269 264 252
Rank change year-on-year -5 -12 +14
Permanent jobs citing Process Improvement 1,114 1,192 2,027
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.24% 1.24% 1.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.33% 1.34% 1.51%
Number of salaries quoted 737 792 1,332
10th Percentile £32,000 £31,250 £31,250
25th Percentile £40,750 £41,250 £38,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £52,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year -3.85% +4.00% -1.96%
75th Percentile £65,000 £68,750 £65,000
90th Percentile £78,750 £84,875 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,500
% change year-on-year - +4.40% -4.21%

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 83,718 88,864 134,500
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.81% 92.32% 92.41%
Number of salaries quoted 62,249 71,468 106,530
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £40,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £73,750 £70,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £90,000 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.11% +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 17 May 2021.

Salary histogram for Process Improvement in the UK

Process Improvement
Top 18 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 May 2021. 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 0 958 £52,000 -0.95% 205
UK excluding London -9 709 £47,500 - 163
London +1 296 £62,500 - 54
South East +16 200 £52,500 +1.91% 41
Work from Home -68 187 £60,000 -4.00% 34
North of England +8 156 £45,000 -5.26% 48
East of England +48 111 £52,500 +17.98% 14
Midlands -48 110 £42,500 -10.53% 37
West Midlands -21 88 £42,500 -10.53% 20
Yorkshire +15 74 £47,500 +7.95% 13
North West +4 68 £47,500 -20.83% 26
South West -31 64 £47,500 - 11
Wales +20 30 £35,000 -22.22% 1
Scotland -70 28 £40,500 -10.00% 11
East Midlands -34 22 £50,000 -4.76% 16
North East -4 15 £37,000 +13.85% 9
Isle of Man - 6 - -
Northern Ireland -2 5 £63,500 -

For the 6 months to 17 May 2021, 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.

1 373 (33.48%) Social Skills
2 354 (31.78%) Agile Software Development
3 299 (26.84%) Finance
4 253 (22.71%) SQL
5 236 (21.18%) Degree
6 223 (20.02%) Project Management
7 212 (19.03%) Problem-Solving
8 201 (18.04%) Microsoft
9 165 (14.81%) Analytics
10 162 (14.54%) Analytical Skills
11 153 (13.73%) Azure
12 140 (12.57%) Scrum
13 131 (11.76%) Mentoring
14 121 (10.86%) Python
15 119 (10.68%) AWS
16 116 (10.41%) Stakeholder Management
17 112 (10.05%) C#
18 111 (9.96%) .NET
19 110 (9.87%) QA
20 105 (9.43%) ITIL
21 103 (9.25%) Coaching
22 101 (9.07%) DevOps
23 100 (8.98%) Business Intelligence
24 99 (8.89%) Continuous Improvement
25 96 (8.62%) Software Testing
25 96 (8.62%) Data Management
26 95 (8.53%) JavaScript
27 94 (8.44%) Oracle
28 93 (8.35%) Windows
28 93 (8.35%) Requirements Gathering

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 74 (6.64%) SAS
2 41 (3.68%) Confluence
3 27 (2.42%) Apache Spark
4 24 (2.15%) SharePoint
5 19 (1.71%) Apache Airflow
6 17 (1.53%) Elasticsearch
6 17 (1.53%) MS Exchange
7 16 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2013
7 16 (1.44%) Luigi
8 13 (1.17%) IIS
9 9 (0.81%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 9 (0.81%) FileNet
9 9 (0.81%) LiveCycle
9 9 (0.81%) WebSphere
10 8 (0.72%) Cloud Foundry
10 8 (0.72%) GemFire
11 6 (0.54%) Jupyter
12 5 (0.45%) Apache
12 5 (0.45%) OpenStack
13 4 (0.36%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 78 (7.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 68 (6.10%) Microsoft Office
3 29 (2.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 22 (1.97%) MS Visio
5 10 (0.90%) Microsoft Project
6 9 (0.81%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.18%) OmniGraffle
7 2 (0.18%) SPSS
8 1 (0.090%) Adobe XD
8 1 (0.090%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 20 (1.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (1.44%) SAP S/4HANA
3 11 (0.99%) SAP SD
4 10 (0.90%) Sage 1000
5 9 (0.81%) SAP CO
5 9 (0.81%) SAP FI
5 9 (0.81%) SAP FI/CO
6 8 (0.72%) Sprinklr
7 6 (0.54%) Oracle Assets
7 6 (0.54%) Oracle Payables
7 6 (0.54%) Oracle Receivables
7 6 (0.54%) Visualfiles
8 5 (0.45%) Dynamics NAV
8 5 (0.45%) NetSuite
8 5 (0.45%) Oracle EBS
8 5 (0.45%) Oracle Financials
9 4 (0.36%) JDE EnterpriseOne
9 4 (0.36%) Maximo
9 4 (0.36%) SAP MM
10 3 (0.27%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 153 (13.73%) Azure
2 119 (10.68%) AWS
3 60 (5.39%) Power Platform
4 50 (4.49%) Microsoft 365
5 35 (3.14%) SaaS
6 26 (2.33%) GCP
7 19 (1.71%) Amazon EMR
8 15 (1.35%) Serverless
9 14 (1.26%) Dynamics 365
10 13 (1.17%) Amazon EC2
10 13 (1.17%) PaaS
11 12 (1.08%) Slack
12 10 (0.90%) Amazon S3
12 10 (0.90%) Azure Data Factory
12 10 (0.90%) Azure Machine Learning
12 10 (0.90%) Azure Synapse Analytics
12 10 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
12 10 (0.90%) GitHub
12 10 (0.90%) Google Analytics
13 8 (0.72%) Azure Logic Apps
Communications & Networking
1 32 (2.87%) Firewall
2 22 (1.97%) VPN
3 16 (1.44%) HTTP
3 16 (1.44%) Internet
4 14 (1.26%) iSCSI
5 10 (0.90%) Network Security
6 9 (0.81%) TCP/IP
6 9 (0.81%) Wi-Fi
7 8 (0.72%) Calico
7 8 (0.72%) Wireless
8 7 (0.63%) LAN
8 7 (0.63%) WAN
9 6 (0.54%) DNS
9 6 (0.54%) Unified Communications
10 5 (0.45%) Broadband
10 5 (0.45%) MPLS
10 5 (0.45%) SSH
11 4 (0.36%) DHCP
11 4 (0.36%) IPsec
11 4 (0.36%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (6.82%) Data Warehouse
2 75 (6.73%) SQL Server
3 70 (6.28%) Big Data
4 62 (5.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 58 (5.21%) Relational Database
6 56 (5.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 47 (4.22%) Power BI
8 44 (3.95%) PostgreSQL
9 37 (3.32%) MongoDB
10 36 (3.23%) NoSQL
11 35 (3.14%) MySQL
12 25 (2.24%) Hadoop
13 23 (2.06%) Base SAS
14 21 (1.89%) Amazon Redshift
15 20 (1.80%) SAS Visual Analytics
16 19 (1.71%) SAS Data Integration Studio
17 18 (1.62%) SAS Enterprise Guide
18 17 (1.53%) Data Lake
19 16 (1.44%) Azkaban
20 14 (1.26%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 61 (5.48%) JIRA
2 57 (5.12%) Git (software)
3 45 (4.04%) Jenkins
4 33 (2.96%) Cucumber
5 32 (2.87%) Maven
5 32 (2.87%) Selenium
6 31 (2.78%) Team Foundation Server
7 15 (1.35%) Bitbucket
8 14 (1.26%) Visual Studio
9 13 (1.17%) WebDriver
9 13 (1.17%) Zephyr
10 12 (1.08%) JMeter
11 10 (0.90%) Appium
11 10 (0.90%) Eclipse
11 10 (0.90%) GitLab
11 10 (0.90%) TeamCity
12 9 (0.81%) Artifactory
12 9 (0.81%) gulp
12 9 (0.81%) Octopus Deploy
12 9 (0.81%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 373 (33.48%) Social Skills
2 299 (26.84%) Finance
3 162 (14.54%) Analytical Skills
4 80 (7.18%) Retail
5 59 (5.30%) Presentation Skills
6 51 (4.58%) Marketing
7 49 (4.40%) Organisational Skills
7 49 (4.40%) Pharmaceutical
8 45 (4.04%) Influencing Skills
9 41 (3.68%) Legal
10 38 (3.41%) Manufacturing
11 36 (3.23%) Public Sector
12 34 (3.05%) Law
13 32 (2.87%) Banking
14 29 (2.60%) Back Office
15 27 (2.42%) Telecoms
16 21 (1.89%) Games
17 18 (1.62%) Digital Economy
18 13 (1.17%) Billing
19 12 (1.08%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 267 (23.97%) Analyst
2 101 (9.07%) Business Analyst
3 82 (7.36%) Developer
4 70 (6.28%) Project Manager
5 61 (5.48%) Consultant
6 53 (4.76%) Data Engineer
7 43 (3.86%) Programmer
8 39 (3.50%) Senior Manager
9 38 (3.41%) Applications Support
9 38 (3.41%) Data Manager
10 37 (3.32%) Support Analyst
11 34 (3.05%) IT Manager
11 34 (3.05%) Senior Analyst
12 33 (2.96%) Software Engineer
13 28 (2.51%) Service Manager
14 24 (2.15%) Process Analyst
14 24 (2.15%) Support Engineer
15 23 (2.06%) Architect
15 23 (2.06%) Senior Developer
16 21 (1.89%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 111 (9.96%) .NET
2 66 (5.92%) HTML
3 50 (4.49%) RESTful
4 48 (4.31%) CSS
5 41 (3.68%) AngularJS
6 40 (3.59%) Web Services
7 35 (3.14%) REST
8 34 (3.05%) ASP.NET
8 34 (3.05%) Kafka
9 31 (2.78%) Spring
10 25 (2.24%) JSON
10 25 (2.24%) Node.js
11 23 (2.06%) React
12 18 (1.62%) Spring Boot
13 17 (1.53%) Elastic Stack
13 17 (1.53%) RabbitMQ
13 17 (1.53%) XML
14 16 (1.44%) Vue.js
15 12 (1.08%) .NET Core
15 12 (1.08%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 76 (6.82%) Management Information System
2 58 (5.21%) Self-Motivation
3 43 (3.86%) Mobile App
4 41 (3.68%) Life Science
5 39 (3.50%) Data Structures
6 36 (3.23%) User Experience
7 27 (2.42%) Data Centre
8 19 (1.71%) Algorithms
9 18 (1.62%) Analytical Mindset
10 16 (1.44%) Hedge funds
11 14 (1.26%) Virtual Team
12 13 (1.17%) Enterprise Storage
13 12 (1.08%) Social Media
14 11 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
14 11 (0.99%) Robotics
15 10 (0.90%) Greenfield Project
16 9 (0.81%) Public Cloud
17 7 (0.63%) Driving Licence
17 7 (0.63%) FMCG
17 7 (0.63%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 93 (8.35%) Windows
2 57 (5.12%) Linux
3 40 (3.59%) Windows Server
4 29 (2.60%) Unix
5 15 (1.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 12 (1.08%) Apple iOS
6 12 (1.08%) Windows 10
6 12 (1.08%) Windows Server 2019
7 10 (0.90%) Windows Server 2016
8 9 (0.81%) Android
9 7 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (0.45%) Mac OS
11 4 (0.36%) CentOS
12 3 (0.27%) Windows 7
12 3 (0.27%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.18%) HPUX
13 2 (0.18%) SUSE
14 1 (0.090%) Embedded Linux
14 1 (0.090%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 354 (31.78%) Agile Software Development
2 223 (20.02%) Project Management
3 212 (19.03%) Problem-Solving
4 165 (14.81%) Analytics
5 140 (12.57%) Scrum
6 131 (11.76%) Mentoring
7 116 (10.41%) Stakeholder Management
8 105 (9.43%) ITIL
9 103 (9.25%) Coaching
10 101 (9.07%) DevOps
11 100 (8.98%) Business Intelligence
12 99 (8.89%) Continuous Improvement
13 96 (8.62%) Data Management
13 96 (8.62%) Software Testing
14 93 (8.35%) Requirements Gathering
15 87 (7.81%) Change Management
15 87 (7.81%) SDLC
16 85 (7.63%) Computer Science
16 85 (7.63%) Project Delivery
17 84 (7.54%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 253 (22.71%) SQL
2 121 (10.86%) Python
3 112 (10.05%) C#
4 95 (8.53%) JavaScript
5 91 (8.17%) Java
6 77 (6.91%) PowerShell
7 29 (2.60%) Bash Shell
8 24 (2.15%) C++
8 24 (2.15%) R
9 22 (1.97%) C
9 22 (1.97%) Scala
10 20 (1.80%) Ruby
10 20 (1.80%) T-SQL
11 19 (1.71%) VB.NET
12 18 (1.62%) VB
13 15 (1.35%) Shell Script
13 15 (1.35%) VBA
14 12 (1.08%) PL/SQL
15 11 (0.99%) PHP
16 10 (0.90%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 236 (21.18%) Degree
2 62 (5.57%) Computer Science Degree
3 37 (3.32%) Security Cleared
4 31 (2.78%) SC Cleared
5 25 (2.24%) ITIL Certification
6 19 (1.71%) Master's Degree
7 17 (1.53%) PMP
8 12 (1.08%) Oracle Certification
8 12 (1.08%) PMI Certification
9 10 (0.90%) Microsoft Certification
10 9 (0.81%) CISSP
11 8 (0.72%) BPSS Clearance
11 8 (0.72%) OCP
12 6 (0.54%) ACCA
12 6 (0.54%) CIMA
12 6 (0.54%) CISA
12 6 (0.54%) MCSE
13 5 (0.45%) ISEB
14 4 (0.36%) Cisco Certification
14 4 (0.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 110 (9.87%) QA
2 35 (3.14%) GDPR
3 34 (3.05%) SLA
4 32 (2.87%) Good Clinical Practice
5 27 (2.42%) PMO
6 21 (1.89%) Data Quality
7 9 (0.81%) CDISC
8 8 (0.72%) GMP
9 7 (0.63%) GxP
10 6 (0.54%) COBIT
10 6 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 5 (0.45%) GRC
12 4 (0.36%) 21 CFR Part 11
12 4 (0.36%) GLP
12 4 (0.36%) PCI DSS
12 4 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 3 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 3 (0.27%) WCAG
14 2 (0.18%) BS25999
14 2 (0.18%) NIST
System Software
1 34 (3.05%) Docker
2 30 (2.69%) Active Directory
3 22 (1.97%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (1.44%) Hyper-V
5 15 (1.35%) NFS
6 13 (1.17%) BitLocker
6 13 (1.17%) XenApp
6 13 (1.17%) XenDesktop
7 8 (0.72%) Virtual Machines
8 5 (0.45%) HDFS
9 2 (0.18%) Firmware
10 1 (0.090%) LXC
10 1 (0.090%) Snort
10 1 (0.090%) SRDF
10 1 (0.090%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 42 (3.77%) Kubernetes
2 28 (2.51%) Ansible
3 23 (2.06%) Terraform
4 21 (1.89%) Kibana
5 14 (1.26%) Backup Exec
6 10 (0.90%) Opscode Chef
7 8 (0.72%) Grafana
8 7 (0.63%) Single Sign-On
9 6 (0.54%) Puppet
10 2 (0.18%) Cisco CUCM
10 2 (0.18%) Cisco Prime
10 2 (0.18%) Failover Clustering
10 2 (0.18%) ITRS Geneos
10 2 (0.18%) Microsoft Intune
10 2 (0.18%) Nagios
10 2 (0.18%) SCCM
11 1 (0.090%) Computer Incident Response Team
11 1 (0.090%) Control-M
11 1 (0.090%) HP Quality Center
11 1 (0.090%) SCOM
Vendors
1 201 (18.04%) Microsoft
2 94 (8.44%) Oracle
3 77 (6.91%) SAP
4 27 (2.42%) Salesforce.com
5 26 (2.33%) Google
6 24 (2.15%) VMware
7 21 (1.89%) IBM
7 21 (1.89%) ServiceNow
8 17 (1.53%) Adobe
9 16 (1.44%) Red Hat
10 15 (1.35%) Citrix
11 14 (1.26%) Veeam
12 13 (1.17%) Databricks
12 13 (1.17%) Sophos
13 11 (0.99%) Informatica
14 10 (0.90%) Cisco
15 9 (0.81%) AppDynamics
15 9 (0.81%) ILOG
15 9 (0.81%) Kofax
16 8 (0.72%) PayPal