Period
to 23 September 2017

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 September 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Process Improvement
UK
6 months to
23 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 238 234 232
Rank change year-on-year -4 -2 -6
Permanent jobs citing Process Improvement 2581 2784 3264
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.47% 1.43% 1.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.64% 1.61% 1.68%
Number of salaries quoted 1727 2211 2422
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £29,463 £31,250 £29,750
90th Percentile £75,800 £80,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £43,500 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year -3.33% +2.27% -2.22%

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 157706 172951 194865
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.89% 89.14% 88.30%
Number of salaries quoted 124254 144221 160161
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £78,750 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 September 2017.

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 September 2017. 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 +3 2440 £50,000 - 98
UK excluding London -15 1449 £43,500 -3.33% 80
London +32 1083 £60,000 - 33
South East +42 472 £45,000 -10.00% 27
North of England -38 347 £40,000 -11.11% 22
Midlands -22 241 £42,500 -11.46% 9
North West -19 190 £41,500 -7.78% 14
East of England -30 178 £49,000 -2.97% 3
Yorkshire -38 144 £37,500 -15.49% 8
West Midlands -52 137 £42,500 -15.00% 9
South West 0 112 £45,000 +5.88% 4
East Midlands +17 102 £42,000 +5.00%
Scotland -8 69 £41,250 +7.14% 12
Wales -10 32 £50,000 +11.11% 3
North East +13 16 £38,766 -22.47%
Northern Ireland -25 5 £40,000 -

For the 6 months to 23 September 2017, IT jobs citing Process Improvement also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Process Improvement.

1 1075 (41.65%) Finance
2 697 (27.01%) Agile Software Development
3 612 (23.71%) SQL
4 531 (20.57%) Analytical Skills
5 524 (20.30%) Project Management
6 447 (17.32%) Banking
7 436 (16.89%) Retail
8 423 (16.39%) Windows
9 412 (15.96%) Microsoft
10 399 (15.46%) ITIL
11 343 (13.29%) Java
12 342 (13.25%) Degree
13 331 (12.82%) Asset Management
14 322 (12.48%) Investment Banking
14 322 (12.48%) Stakeholder Management
15 306 (11.86%) Change Management
16 301 (11.66%) Unix
17 291 (11.27%) Retail Banking
18 285 (11.04%) Wealth Management
18 285 (11.04%) SQL Server
19 283 (10.96%) SDLC
20 278 (10.77%) QA
21 268 (10.38%) Scrum
22 267 (10.34%) Oracle
23 266 (10.31%) Continuous Improvement
24 262 (10.15%) Mentoring
25 260 (10.07%) Linux
25 260 (10.07%) Business Analysis
26 227 (8.80%) Test Automation
27 225 (8.72%) Microsoft Excel

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 94 (3.64%) SharePoint
2 59 (2.29%) Elasticsearch
3 57 (2.21%) WebLogic
4 56 (2.17%) Confluence
5 42 (1.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 36 (1.39%) MS Exchange
7 33 (1.28%) IIS
8 31 (1.20%) Tomcat
9 29 (1.12%) CMS
10 23 (0.89%) SAS
11 21 (0.81%) JBoss
12 16 (0.62%) Apache
13 15 (0.58%) Oracle Workflow
14 14 (0.54%) SharePoint 2013
15 12 (0.46%) WebSphere
16 11 (0.43%) Cloud Foundry
16 11 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2010
17 10 (0.39%) OpenROAD
18 9 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2007
18 9 (0.35%) OpenStack
Applications
1 225 (8.72%) Microsoft Excel
2 190 (7.36%) Microsoft Office
3 105 (4.07%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 99 (3.84%) MS Visio
5 71 (2.75%) Microsoft Project
6 9 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.19%) Niku Workbench
8 4 (0.15%) Photoshop
9 3 (0.12%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.039%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.039%) SPSS
10 1 (0.039%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 72 (2.79%) ION MarketView
2 34 (1.32%) SAP MM
3 28 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
3 28 (1.08%) Oracle BPM
4 25 (0.97%) SAP FI
5 24 (0.93%) SAP PP
5 24 (0.93%) SAP QM
6 23 (0.89%) Oracle EBS
7 22 (0.85%) SAP CO
7 22 (0.85%) SAP FI/CO
8 21 (0.81%) SAP SCM
9 17 (0.66%) Dynamics AX
9 17 (0.66%) SAP LE
10 16 (0.62%) SAP ERP
11 15 (0.58%) Oracle EBS R12
12 14 (0.54%) assyst
12 14 (0.54%) NetSuite
13 13 (0.50%) Oracle ERP
13 13 (0.50%) Oracle Payables
13 13 (0.50%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 90 (3.49%) Amazon AWS
2 82 (3.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 73 (2.83%) SaaS
4 45 (1.74%) Office 365
5 24 (0.93%) PaaS
6 21 (0.81%) Force.com
7 16 (0.62%) IaaS
8 15 (0.58%) Google Cloud Platform
9 8 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
10 7 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
10 7 (0.27%) IBM Blueworks
10 7 (0.27%) Salesforce Service Cloud
10 7 (0.27%) SuccessFactors
11 6 (0.23%) Veeva
12 5 (0.19%) Asana
12 5 (0.19%) AWS CloudFormation
13 4 (0.15%) Dropbox
14 3 (0.12%) OpenShift
14 3 (0.12%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 2 (0.077%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 76 (2.94%) Firewall
2 48 (1.86%) TCP/IP
3 40 (1.55%) Internet
4 38 (1.47%) VPN
5 34 (1.32%) LAN
5 34 (1.32%) Network Security
6 33 (1.28%) WAN
7 32 (1.24%) SAN
8 31 (1.20%) FTP
9 28 (1.08%) DHCP
10 27 (1.05%) HTTP
10 27 (1.05%) Wireless
11 25 (0.97%) DNS
12 23 (0.89%) Wi-Fi
13 19 (0.74%) Unified Communications
14 14 (0.54%) Intranet
15 13 (0.50%) Skype
16 12 (0.46%) SMTP
17 10 (0.39%) Kerberos
17 10 (0.39%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 285 (11.04%) SQL Server
2 98 (3.80%) MySQL
3 73 (2.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 71 (2.75%) Data Warehouse
4 71 (2.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 58 (2.25%) Oracle Database
6 47 (1.82%) NoSQL
7 44 (1.70%) MongoDB
8 38 (1.47%) Relational Database
9 33 (1.28%) Big Data
10 28 (1.08%) Oracle Database 12c
10 28 (1.08%) Redis
11 27 (1.05%) Event Store
12 26 (1.01%) Oracle Database 11g
13 25 (0.97%) QlikView
14 24 (0.93%) MS Access
15 23 (0.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 20 (0.77%) Oracle Database 10g
17 17 (0.66%) BusinessObjects
17 17 (0.66%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 148 (5.73%) JIRA
2 126 (4.88%) Git (software)
3 101 (3.91%) Selenium
4 84 (3.25%) Jenkins
5 67 (2.60%) Cucumber
6 65 (2.52%) JUnit
7 58 (2.25%) Maven
8 49 (1.90%) SoapUI
8 49 (1.90%) Subversion
9 37 (1.43%) WebDriver
10 30 (1.16%) Bower
10 30 (1.16%) Grunt
11 28 (1.08%) gulp
12 24 (0.93%) Team Foundation Server
13 23 (0.89%) JIRA Agile
14 21 (0.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 21 (0.81%) Ranorex
14 21 (0.81%) Visual Studio
15 20 (0.77%) TestNG
16 17 (0.66%) VersionOne
General
1 1075 (41.65%) Finance
2 447 (17.32%) Banking
3 436 (16.89%) Retail
4 322 (12.48%) Investment Banking
5 291 (11.27%) Retail Banking
6 140 (5.42%) Manufacturing
7 123 (4.77%) Back Office
8 116 (4.49%) Front Office
9 114 (4.42%) Marketing
10 99 (3.84%) Telecoms
11 69 (2.67%) Legal
12 36 (1.39%) Financial Institution
13 33 (1.28%) Electronics
14 30 (1.16%) Advertising
14 30 (1.16%) Law
15 25 (0.97%) Military
16 21 (0.81%) Games
17 19 (0.74%) International Banking
17 19 (0.74%) Publishing
18 14 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 866 (33.55%) Analyst
2 294 (11.39%) Business Analyst
3 241 (9.34%) Developer
4 240 (9.30%) Support Analyst
5 150 (5.81%) Consultant
6 147 (5.70%) Project Manager
7 124 (4.80%) IT Manager
8 119 (4.61%) Senior Analyst
9 113 (4.38%) IT Analyst
10 97 (3.76%) Applications Support
11 96 (3.72%) Service Manager
12 87 (3.37%) Senior Business Analyst
13 78 (3.02%) IT Support
14 75 (2.91%) Desktop Support
15 73 (2.83%) SAP Analyst
16 71 (2.75%) Applications Support Analyst
17 69 (2.67%) IT Support Analyst
18 66 (2.56%) E-Commerce Analyst
19 65 (2.52%) Delivery Manager
20 63 (2.44%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 195 (7.56%) .NET
2 111 (4.30%) Web Services
3 107 (4.15%) HTML
4 94 (3.64%) XML
5 66 (2.56%) CSS
6 61 (2.36%) ASP.NET
6 61 (2.36%) REST
7 57 (2.21%) SOAP
8 52 (2.01%) Spring
9 43 (1.67%) Hibernate
10 42 (1.63%) XSLT
11 41 (1.59%) Middleware
12 40 (1.55%) jQuery
13 36 (1.39%) AngularJS
14 34 (1.32%) .NET Framework
15 33 (1.28%) Elastic Stack
15 33 (1.28%) Java EE
16 32 (1.24%) ActiveMQ
17 27 (1.05%) JMS
18 26 (1.01%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 531 (20.57%) Analytical Skills
2 208 (8.06%) Management Information System
3 137 (5.31%) Computer Science
4 99 (3.84%) User Experience
5 88 (3.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 52 (2.01%) Enterprise Software
7 51 (1.98%) Fintech
7 51 (1.98%) Mainframe
8 50 (1.94%) Virtual Team
9 42 (1.63%) Reference Data
10 40 (1.55%) Data Centre
11 39 (1.51%) Pricing Data
12 37 (1.43%) Data Structures
13 35 (1.36%) Clustering
14 34 (1.32%) Mobile App
15 29 (1.12%) Equities
15 29 (1.12%) Hybrid Cloud
16 27 (1.05%) Client/Server
16 27 (1.05%) Credit Risk
17 26 (1.01%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 423 (16.39%) Windows
2 301 (11.66%) Unix
3 260 (10.07%) Linux
4 126 (4.88%) Windows Server
5 30 (1.16%) Windows 7
6 28 (1.08%) Windows Server 2008
7 21 (0.81%) Windows 10
8 20 (0.77%) Android
8 20 (0.77%) Apple iOS
8 20 (0.77%) Windows Server 2012
9 18 (0.70%) Windows 8
10 15 (0.58%) Solaris
11 10 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 10 (0.39%) Windows Vista
12 8 (0.31%) Debian
13 7 (0.27%) Mac OS X
13 7 (0.27%) Windows XP
14 5 (0.19%) Oracle Linux
15 4 (0.15%) Windows Phone
16 3 (0.12%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 697 (27.01%) Agile Software Development
2 524 (20.30%) Project Management
3 399 (15.46%) ITIL
4 331 (12.82%) Asset Management
5 322 (12.48%) Stakeholder Management
6 306 (11.86%) Change Management
7 285 (11.04%) Wealth Management
8 283 (10.96%) SDLC
9 268 (10.38%) Scrum
10 266 (10.31%) Continuous Improvement
11 262 (10.15%) Mentoring
12 260 (10.07%) Business Analysis
13 227 (8.80%) Test Automation
14 216 (8.37%) Business Process Improvement
15 202 (7.83%) Coaching
15 202 (7.83%) Service Management
16 180 (6.97%) Service Delivery
17 170 (6.59%) DevOps
18 160 (6.20%) Continuous Integration
19 150 (5.81%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 612 (23.71%) SQL
2 343 (13.29%) Java
3 175 (6.78%) JavaScript
4 142 (5.50%) PowerShell
5 133 (5.15%) C#
6 126 (4.88%) Python
7 105 (4.07%) C
8 81 (3.14%) Shell Script
9 63 (2.44%) C++
10 51 (1.98%) Perl
11 44 (1.70%) PL/SQL
12 34 (1.32%) VBA
13 30 (1.16%) Bash Shell
14 28 (1.08%) Ruby
15 25 (0.97%) Apex Code
16 24 (0.93%) PHP
17 22 (0.85%) T-SQL
18 20 (0.77%) VB
18 20 (0.77%) VBScript
19 19 (0.74%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 342 (13.25%) Degree
2 106 (4.11%) ISEB
3 90 (3.49%) Security Cleared
4 63 (2.44%) CISSP
5 57 (2.21%) Microsoft Certification
5 57 (2.21%) SC Cleared
6 55 (2.13%) Computer Science Degree
6 55 (2.13%) ISTQB
7 50 (1.94%) PMI Certification
8 46 (1.78%) ITIL Certification
9 43 (1.67%) PMP
10 32 (1.24%) MCSE
11 31 (1.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 26 (1.01%) CISM
13 23 (0.89%) CISA
14 21 (0.81%) Six Sigma Green Belt
15 20 (0.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 18 (0.70%) Cisco Certification
17 16 (0.62%) Security+ Certification
17 16 (0.62%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 278 (10.77%) QA
2 174 (6.74%) SLA
3 70 (2.71%) PMO
4 61 (2.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 34 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 31 (1.20%) ISO 9001
7 23 (0.89%) Data Quality
8 15 (0.58%) GDPR
8 15 (0.58%) MiFID
9 14 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 13 (0.50%) PCI DSS
11 12 (0.46%) COBIT
12 8 (0.31%) ISO 9000
13 7 (0.27%) ISO 14001
14 6 (0.23%) Basel III
14 6 (0.23%) ISO 22301
14 6 (0.23%) P3O
15 5 (0.19%) IFRS
16 4 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
17 3 (0.12%) EMIR
System Software
1 100 (3.87%) Active Directory
2 81 (3.14%) Docker
3 62 (2.40%) VMware Infrastructure
4 25 (0.97%) Hyper-V
4 25 (0.97%) vSphere
5 15 (0.58%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
6 8 (0.31%) VMware NSX
7 7 (0.27%) NFS
8 3 (0.12%) Samba
9 2 (0.077%) iptables
10 1 (0.039%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.039%) LXC
10 1 (0.039%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.039%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.039%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 45 (1.74%) Puppet
2 42 (1.63%) Opscode Chef
3 36 (1.39%) SCCM
4 34 (1.32%) Kubernetes
5 31 (1.20%) Ansible
6 29 (1.12%) SCOM
7 27 (1.05%) Docker Swarm
8 18 (0.70%) HP Quality Center
9 15 (0.58%) Tivoli
10 12 (0.46%) Nagios
11 11 (0.43%) vCenter Server
12 7 (0.27%) CSIRT
12 7 (0.27%) NetBackup
13 5 (0.19%) CA Service Virtualization
13 5 (0.19%) WSUS
14 4 (0.15%) Cisco CUCM
14 4 (0.15%) Kibana
14 4 (0.15%) Microsoft Intune
14 4 (0.15%) SCOrch
15 3 (0.12%) Simpana
Vendors
1 412 (15.96%) Microsoft
2 267 (10.34%) Oracle
3 201 (7.79%) SAP
4 101 (3.91%) Splunk
5 97 (3.76%) VMware
6 73 (2.83%) ION Trading
7 58 (2.25%) Salesforce.com
8 50 (1.94%) IBM
9 49 (1.90%) HP
10 48 (1.86%) Cisco
11 45 (1.74%) NetApp
12 37 (1.43%) Tableau
13 33 (1.28%) Google
14 31 (1.20%) Citrix
15 30 (1.16%) Adobe
16 25 (0.97%) Informatica
17 23 (0.89%) Xerox
18 22 (0.85%) CA Agile Central
18 22 (0.85%) ServiceNow
19 19 (0.74%) Dell