Period
to 12 December 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 12 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Process Improvement
UK
6 months to
12 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 236 263 251
Rank change year-on-year +27 -12 +5
Permanent jobs citing Process Improvement 1,833 2,121 2,541
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.38% 1.33% 1.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.50% 1.45% 1.54%
Number of salaries quoted 1,261 1,489 1,798
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,340 £48,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -0.67% +3.79% -3.00%
10th Percentile £31,250 £32,500 £29,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £81,250 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +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 122,512 146,762 165,503
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.03% 92.00% 92.26%
Number of salaries quoted 97,069 116,207 131,472
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.00% +3.09%
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,650 £28,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +2.35%

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 12 December 2019.

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 12 December 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 +18 1,674 £50,000 -1.96% 286
UK excluding London +9 1,150 £47,500 - 243
London +23 655 £60,000 - 71
South East -9 329 £55,000 +10.00% 56
North of England +16 279 £42,500 -10.53% 58
Midlands +53 197 £45,000 +12.50% 48
Yorkshire +1 129 £40,000 -11.11% 16
North West +7 126 £45,000 -5.26% 38
West Midlands +36 125 £47,500 +23.38% 28
South West -22 109 £47,500 +18.75% 30
East of England +32 98 £55,000 +10.00% 23
Scotland +29 89 £47,500 +1.60% 19
East Midlands +29 72 £45,000 +5.88% 20
Wales 0 48 £45,000 +5.88% 9
North East +29 24 £33,750 -29.15% 4
Northern Ireland +8 4 £40,000 -
Channel Islands - 1 £80,000 -

For the 6 months to 12 December 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.

1 713 (38.90%) Agile Software Development
2 498 (27.17%) Finance
3 352 (19.20%) SQL
3 352 (19.20%) Microsoft
4 321 (17.51%) Analytical Skills
5 300 (16.37%) Project Management
6 281 (15.33%) Azure
7 273 (14.89%) Degree
8 266 (14.51%) Problem-Solving
9 239 (13.04%) SDLC
10 229 (12.49%) DevOps
11 211 (11.51%) Scrum
12 201 (10.97%) Windows
13 194 (10.58%) Management Information System
14 189 (10.31%) ITIL
14 189 (10.31%) .NET
14 189 (10.31%) QA
15 187 (10.20%) Mentoring
16 184 (10.04%) C#
17 179 (9.77%) Test Automation
18 176 (9.60%) AWS
18 176 (9.60%) Java
19 170 (9.27%) Continuous Improvement
20 168 (9.17%) SQL Server
21 161 (8.78%) Change Management
22 153 (8.35%) Stakeholder Management
23 150 (8.18%) Coaching
24 149 (8.13%) Oracle
25 148 (8.07%) Python
26 139 (7.58%) Business Analysis

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 84 (4.58%) SharePoint
2 39 (2.13%) Confluence
3 33 (1.80%) MS Exchange
3 33 (1.80%) SAS
4 28 (1.53%) IIS
5 18 (0.98%) BizTalk Server
5 18 (0.98%) Tomcat
6 17 (0.93%) Skype for Business
7 15 (0.82%) CMS
8 13 (0.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 11 (0.60%) Oracle Workflow
10 10 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2010
11 9 (0.49%) WebSphere
12 7 (0.38%) Apache Spark
12 7 (0.38%) Oracle UPK
13 6 (0.33%) Apache
13 6 (0.33%) nginx
14 5 (0.27%) OpenStack
15 4 (0.22%) EPiServer
16 3 (0.16%) K2 blackpearl
Applications
1 90 (4.91%) Microsoft Office
2 87 (4.75%) Microsoft Excel
3 37 (2.02%) MS Visio
4 29 (1.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 18 (0.98%) Microsoft Project
6 6 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
6 6 (0.33%) SPSS
7 5 (0.27%) HipChat
8 4 (0.22%) ProjectWise
9 2 (0.11%) FileZilla
10 1 (0.055%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.055%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 26 (1.42%) Dynamics AX
2 20 (1.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (1.09%) Oracle EBS
3 17 (0.93%) Oracle Cash Management
3 17 (0.93%) Oracle Payables
4 15 (0.82%) SAP IBP
5 14 (0.76%) SAP EHS
6 12 (0.65%) Oracle EBS R12
7 11 (0.60%) NetSuite
7 11 (0.60%) Oracle Applications
7 11 (0.60%) Oracle ERP
8 10 (0.55%) Cognos TM1
8 10 (0.55%) SAP S/4HANA
9 9 (0.49%) Oracle Assets
9 9 (0.49%) Oracle Receivables
9 9 (0.49%) Payment Gateway
10 8 (0.44%) Loan IQ
10 8 (0.44%) Oracle Financials
10 8 (0.44%) Teamcenter
11 7 (0.38%) SAP PSCD
Cloud Services
1 281 (15.33%) Azure
2 176 (9.60%) AWS
3 84 (4.58%) Office 365
4 67 (3.66%) SaaS
5 66 (3.60%) GCP
6 38 (2.07%) Power Platform
7 30 (1.64%) PaaS
8 19 (1.04%) IaaS
9 16 (0.87%) Serverless
10 14 (0.76%) SuccessFactors
11 12 (0.65%) CloudBees
12 8 (0.44%) Amazon S3
13 6 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
13 6 (0.33%) Dynamics 365
13 6 (0.33%) Slack
14 5 (0.27%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 5 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
14 5 (0.27%) Amazon ELB
14 5 (0.27%) Amazon Glacier
14 5 (0.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 59 (3.22%) Firewall
2 52 (2.84%) DNS
3 26 (1.42%) WAN
4 23 (1.25%) Internet
4 23 (1.25%) LAN
5 22 (1.20%) TCP/IP
6 21 (1.15%) VPN
7 19 (1.04%) SAN
8 15 (0.82%) DHCP
8 15 (0.82%) Skype
9 13 (0.71%) MPLS
9 13 (0.71%) VoIP
10 12 (0.65%) Diameter Protocol
11 11 (0.60%) Wireless
12 9 (0.49%) NAS
12 9 (0.49%) Wi-Fi
13 8 (0.44%) Unified Communications
14 7 (0.38%) BGP
14 7 (0.38%) OSPF
14 7 (0.38%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 168 (9.17%) SQL Server
2 70 (3.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 68 (3.71%) Data Warehouse
4 47 (2.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 44 (2.40%) Big Data
6 38 (2.07%) Power BI
7 36 (1.96%) Relational Database
8 30 (1.64%) Hadoop
9 25 (1.36%) Amazon Redshift
9 25 (1.36%) Oracle Database
10 22 (1.20%) Pentaho
11 16 (0.87%) MySQL
12 15 (0.82%) MongoDB
12 15 (0.82%) PostgreSQL
13 14 (0.76%) Oracle Reports
14 12 (0.65%) SQL Server 2012
15 11 (0.60%) NoSQL
15 11 (0.60%) SQL Server 2008
16 10 (0.55%) Qlik Sense
17 9 (0.49%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 138 (7.53%) JIRA
2 101 (5.51%) Git (software)
3 87 (4.75%) Jenkins
4 80 (4.36%) Selenium
5 64 (3.49%) Team Foundation Server
6 51 (2.78%) Octopus Deploy
7 45 (2.45%) Maven
8 42 (2.29%) Visual Studio
9 35 (1.91%) Subversion
10 31 (1.69%) Ant
11 30 (1.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 30 (1.64%) WebDriver
12 29 (1.58%) Bitbucket
13 24 (1.31%) Apache Ivy
13 24 (1.31%) GoCD
14 23 (1.25%) TeamCity
15 22 (1.20%) Artifactory
16 21 (1.15%) Cucumber
17 18 (0.98%) HP UFT
17 18 (0.98%) Vagrant
General
1 498 (27.17%) Finance
2 121 (6.60%) Banking
3 96 (5.24%) Retail
4 71 (3.87%) Aerospace
5 67 (3.66%) Marketing
6 65 (3.55%) Public Sector
7 63 (3.44%) Manufacturing
8 55 (3.00%) Legal
9 44 (2.40%) Telecoms
10 31 (1.69%) Law
11 26 (1.42%) Billing
12 20 (1.09%) Advertising
13 18 (0.98%) Games
14 17 (0.93%) Back Office
15 16 (0.87%) Automotive
16 15 (0.82%) Front Office
17 12 (0.65%) General Ledger
17 12 (0.65%) Military
18 10 (0.55%) Publishing
19 9 (0.49%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 486 (26.51%) Analyst
2 215 (11.73%) Developer
3 197 (10.75%) Business Analyst
4 135 (7.36%) Consultant
5 77 (4.20%) Project Manager
6 62 (3.38%) IT Manager
7 61 (3.33%) Senior Developer
8 60 (3.27%) Architect
8 60 (3.27%) Software Engineer
9 52 (2.84%) Software Developer
10 49 (2.67%) C# Developer
10 49 (2.67%) Senior Analyst
11 47 (2.56%) Support Analyst
12 46 (2.51%) Test Manager
13 43 (2.35%) Applications Support
14 41 (2.24%) .NET Developer
15 36 (1.96%) Systems Analyst
16 34 (1.85%) Tester
17 31 (1.69%) Service Analyst
17 31 (1.69%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 189 (10.31%) .NET
2 82 (4.47%) CSS
3 77 (4.20%) HTML
4 59 (3.22%) Web Services
5 46 (2.51%) RESTful
6 40 (2.18%) XML
7 35 (1.91%) ASP.NET
7 35 (1.91%) Node.js
8 33 (1.80%) JSON
8 33 (1.80%) Spring
9 30 (1.64%) REST
10 26 (1.42%) .NET Framework
10 26 (1.42%) AngularJS
11 25 (1.36%) Spring Boot
12 22 (1.20%) Middleware
12 22 (1.20%) React
13 20 (1.09%) jQuery
14 18 (0.98%) EDI
14 18 (0.98%) XSLT
15 17 (0.93%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 321 (17.51%) Analytical Skills
2 194 (10.58%) Management Information System
3 89 (4.86%) Self-Motivation
4 45 (2.45%) User Experience
5 41 (2.24%) Data Centre
6 27 (1.47%) Algorithms
7 25 (1.36%) Virtual Team
8 20 (1.09%) PMI
9 19 (1.04%) Cloud Native
10 18 (0.98%) Greenfield Project
10 18 (0.98%) Robotics
10 18 (0.98%) Social Media
11 17 (0.93%) Enterprise Storage
12 15 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
13 13 (0.71%) CMDB
14 12 (0.65%) Clustering
15 11 (0.60%) Learning Management System
16 10 (0.55%) Data Protection Act
16 10 (0.55%) FMCG
16 10 (0.55%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 201 (10.97%) Windows
2 126 (6.87%) Linux
3 96 (5.24%) Unix
4 54 (2.95%) Windows Server
5 37 (2.02%) Windows 10
6 33 (1.80%) Windows 7
7 31 (1.69%) Windows Server 2012
8 24 (1.31%) VMS
9 16 (0.87%) Windows Server 2008
10 15 (0.82%) Apple iOS
11 14 (0.76%) Android
12 12 (0.65%) CoreOS
13 10 (0.55%) CentOS
13 10 (0.55%) Mac OS
14 7 (0.38%) Windows 8
15 6 (0.33%) Windows Server 2003
16 5 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 2 (0.11%) AIX
18 1 (0.055%) Ubuntu
18 1 (0.055%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 713 (38.90%) Agile Software Development
2 300 (16.37%) Project Management
3 266 (14.51%) Problem-Solving
4 239 (13.04%) SDLC
5 229 (12.49%) DevOps
6 211 (11.51%) Scrum
7 189 (10.31%) ITIL
8 187 (10.20%) Mentoring
9 179 (9.77%) Test Automation
10 170 (9.27%) Continuous Improvement
11 161 (8.78%) Change Management
12 153 (8.35%) Stakeholder Management
13 150 (8.18%) Coaching
14 139 (7.58%) Business Analysis
15 130 (7.09%) Project Delivery
16 124 (6.76%) Business Intelligence
17 122 (6.66%) Service Delivery
18 121 (6.60%) Analytics
19 113 (6.16%) Continuous Integration
19 113 (6.16%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 352 (19.20%) SQL
2 184 (10.04%) C#
3 176 (9.60%) Java
4 148 (8.07%) Python
5 123 (6.71%) JavaScript
6 101 (5.51%) PowerShell
7 56 (3.06%) C
8 53 (2.89%) C++
9 52 (2.84%) PL/SQL
10 44 (2.40%) Ruby
11 25 (1.36%) Bash Shell
11 25 (1.36%) T-SQL
12 24 (1.31%) PHP
13 21 (1.15%) VB.NET
14 18 (0.98%) ABAP
14 18 (0.98%) Ada
14 18 (0.98%) Java 8
15 16 (0.87%) VBA
16 14 (0.76%) TypeScript
16 14 (0.76%) VB
Qualifications
1 273 (14.89%) Degree
2 57 (3.11%) Microsoft Certification
3 55 (3.00%) ISEB
4 50 (2.73%) ISTQB
5 42 (2.29%) Security Cleared
6 38 (2.07%) CISSP
7 31 (1.69%) SC Cleared
8 29 (1.58%) Master's Degree
9 28 (1.53%) CISM
10 27 (1.47%) PMI Certification
11 25 (1.36%) MCSE
12 22 (1.20%) PMP
13 20 (1.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 20 (1.09%) MCSD
14 19 (1.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 18 (0.98%) MBA
16 15 (0.82%) MCSA
17 14 (0.76%) ACCA
17 14 (0.76%) ITIL Certification
17 14 (0.76%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 189 (10.31%) QA
2 78 (4.26%) SLA
3 43 (2.35%) GDPR
4 37 (2.02%) PMO
5 34 (1.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 26 (1.42%) Data Quality
7 24 (1.31%) PCI DSS
8 15 (0.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 14 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 15288
9 14 (0.76%) NIST
10 12 (0.65%) Cyber Essentials
11 9 (0.49%) COBIT
12 8 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 6 (0.33%) GLP
13 6 (0.33%) GMP
13 6 (0.33%) ISO 9001
14 4 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 4 (0.22%) P3O
14 4 (0.22%) SEPA
15 3 (0.16%) EMIR
System Software
1 83 (4.53%) Active Directory
2 71 (3.87%) Docker
3 67 (3.66%) VMware Infrastructure
4 31 (1.69%) Hyper-V
5 19 (1.04%) XenApp
6 13 (0.71%) vSphere
7 12 (0.65%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 12 (0.65%) Virtual Machines
8 11 (0.60%) Firmware
9 10 (0.55%) Forefront TMG
10 5 (0.27%) Virtual Desktop
10 5 (0.27%) XenDesktop
11 4 (0.22%) Corosync
11 4 (0.22%) DRBD
11 4 (0.22%) FreeRADIUS
11 4 (0.22%) Postfix
12 3 (0.16%) IAG
13 2 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
14 1 (0.055%) BitLocker
14 1 (0.055%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 69 (3.76%) Ansible
2 54 (2.95%) Terraform
3 51 (2.78%) SCCM
4 40 (2.18%) Opscode Chef
5 37 (2.02%) Puppet
6 33 (1.80%) HP Quality Center
7 27 (1.47%) Nagios
8 23 (1.25%) Kubernetes
9 17 (0.93%) SCOM
10 16 (0.87%) BMC PATROL
11 15 (0.82%) Microsoft Intune
12 14 (0.76%) Nessus
13 13 (0.71%) Single Sign-On
14 12 (0.65%) Automic
14 12 (0.65%) Consul
14 12 (0.65%) Graphite
14 12 (0.65%) Rundeck
15 10 (0.55%) HP ALM
16 8 (0.44%) WSUS
17 5 (0.27%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 352 (19.20%) Microsoft
2 149 (8.13%) Oracle
3 86 (4.69%) VMware
4 83 (4.53%) SAP
5 50 (2.73%) HP
6 47 (2.56%) Google
7 45 (2.45%) Citrix
8 42 (2.29%) Salesforce.com
9 35 (1.91%) Splunk
10 33 (1.80%) ServiceNow
11 28 (1.53%) IBM
12 26 (1.42%) Cisco
13 25 (1.36%) Micro Focus
13 25 (1.36%) Tableau
14 23 (1.25%) AppDynamics
15 22 (1.20%) Cloudera
15 22 (1.20%) Workday
16 20 (1.09%) Dell
16 20 (1.09%) Sitecore
17 16 (0.87%) WorldPay