Period
to 21 November 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 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Process Improvement
UK
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 241 252 232
Rank change year-on-year +11 -20 -16
Permanent jobs citing Process Improvement 2589 2613 3242
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.43% 1.38% 1.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.59% 1.55% 1.68%
Number of salaries quoted 1786 2021 2397
UK median annual salary £48,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.00% - -
10th Percentile £29,000 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £76,250 £81,250 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year - +3.45% -1.14%

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 162655 168863 192975
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.90% 89.39% 88.79%
Number of salaries quoted 128479 140408 158967
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 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.53% - +6.25%

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 21 November 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 21 November 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 +8 2428 £48,000 -7.69% 189
UK excluding London -3 1493 £45,000 - 143
London +34 1034 £60,000 -4.00% 56
South East +50 521 £47,500 - 37
North of England -36 337 £40,000 -9.09% 43
Midlands +14 275 £41,500 -6.74% 13
West Midlands +21 186 £40,000 -11.11% 6
North West -21 172 £41,500 -2.35% 17
East of England -18 153 £47,500 +2.15% 26
Yorkshire -44 150 £37,000 -17.78% 20
South West +3 103 £45,000 +5.88% 14
East Midlands +16 87 £41,500 +3.75% 7
Scotland -42 58 £45,000 +11.11% 7
Wales -8 42 £40,000 -11.11% 3
North East +12 18 £41,838 -16.33% 6
Northern Ireland -28 6 £40,000 -

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 1104 (42.64%) Finance
2 706 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
3 577 (22.29%) SQL
4 543 (20.97%) Project Management
5 511 (19.74%) Analytical Skills
6 494 (19.08%) Microsoft
7 449 (17.34%) Banking
8 413 (15.95%) ITIL
9 402 (15.53%) Windows
10 331 (12.78%) Asset Management
11 328 (12.67%) Change Management
12 326 (12.59%) Investment Banking
13 324 (12.51%) Degree
14 321 (12.40%) QA
15 307 (11.86%) Stakeholder Management
16 295 (11.39%) Java
16 295 (11.39%) Retail Banking
17 289 (11.16%) Wealth Management
18 288 (11.12%) SDLC
19 285 (11.01%) Business Analysis
20 283 (10.93%) SQL Server
20 283 (10.93%) Continuous Improvement
21 280 (10.81%) Unix
22 272 (10.51%) Scrum
23 246 (9.50%) Oracle
23 246 (9.50%) Mentoring
24 243 (9.39%) Microsoft Excel
25 227 (8.77%) Test Automation
26 226 (8.73%) Management Information System
27 225 (8.69%) Coaching

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
1 108 (4.17%) SharePoint
2 65 (2.51%) Elasticsearch
3 60 (2.32%) Confluence
4 58 (2.24%) MS Exchange
5 44 (1.70%) CMS
6 38 (1.47%) WebLogic
7 31 (1.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 29 (1.12%) IIS
9 28 (1.08%) SAS
10 21 (0.81%) Tomcat
11 16 (0.62%) JBoss
12 11 (0.42%) OpenROAD
13 10 (0.39%) Oracle Workflow
13 10 (0.39%) SharePoint 2013
14 9 (0.35%) Apache
15 8 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2010
16 7 (0.27%) Cloud Foundry
16 7 (0.27%) OpenStack
16 7 (0.27%) Sitecore CMS
16 7 (0.27%) Umbraco
Applications
1 243 (9.39%) Microsoft Excel
2 199 (7.69%) Microsoft Office
3 120 (4.63%) MS Visio
4 116 (4.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 87 (3.36%) Microsoft Project
6 8 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.19%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.12%) Niku Workbench
9 2 (0.077%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.077%) InfoPath
9 2 (0.077%) Mingle
9 2 (0.077%) OmniGraffle
9 2 (0.077%) SPSS
10 1 (0.039%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.039%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 66 (2.55%) ION MarketView
2 44 (1.70%) Dynamics CRM
3 28 (1.08%) SAP MM
4 25 (0.97%) Dynamics AX
5 24 (0.93%) SAP FI
6 21 (0.81%) SAP CO
6 21 (0.81%) SAP FI/CO
7 20 (0.77%) Oracle BPM
8 18 (0.70%) SAP SCM
9 15 (0.58%) SAP PP
10 14 (0.54%) NetSuite
11 13 (0.50%) SAP QM
12 12 (0.46%) Markit EDM
12 12 (0.46%) Oracle EBS
12 12 (0.46%) Oracle Payables
12 12 (0.46%) Oracle Receivables
12 12 (0.46%) SAP S/4HANA
12 12 (0.46%) SAP SD
13 11 (0.42%) assyst
13 11 (0.42%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 106 (4.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 76 (2.94%) Amazon AWS
3 62 (2.39%) Office 365
3 62 (2.39%) SaaS
4 24 (0.93%) PaaS
5 18 (0.70%) IaaS
6 17 (0.66%) Google Cloud Platform
7 15 (0.58%) Asana
8 14 (0.54%) SuccessFactors
9 10 (0.39%) Force.com
10 8 (0.31%) IBM Blueworks
11 7 (0.27%) Salesforce Service Cloud
12 6 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
12 6 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
12 6 (0.23%) Dropbox
12 6 (0.23%) Veeva
13 3 (0.12%) Google Analytics
13 3 (0.12%) Tricentis Tosca
14 2 (0.077%) Dynamics 365
14 2 (0.077%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 114 (4.40%) Firewall
2 64 (2.47%) Network Security
3 42 (1.62%) VPN
4 38 (1.47%) TCP/IP
5 36 (1.39%) SAN
6 29 (1.12%) DHCP
7 28 (1.08%) LAN
8 27 (1.04%) FTP
8 27 (1.04%) WAN
9 26 (1.00%) DNS
10 25 (0.97%) Wireless
11 22 (0.85%) HTTP
12 21 (0.81%) Internet
13 18 (0.70%) Kerberos
14 14 (0.54%) Wi-Fi
15 12 (0.46%) SNMP
16 11 (0.42%) SMS
16 11 (0.42%) Unified Communications
17 10 (0.39%) SSL
18 9 (0.35%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 283 (10.93%) SQL Server
2 90 (3.48%) MySQL
3 76 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
4 71 (2.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 62 (2.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 57 (2.20%) Oracle Database
7 52 (2.01%) NoSQL
8 45 (1.74%) Big Data
9 37 (1.43%) Relational Database
10 36 (1.39%) MongoDB
11 27 (1.04%) QlikView
12 25 (0.97%) BusinessObjects
13 24 (0.93%) Oracle Database 12c
14 22 (0.85%) Event Store
14 22 (0.85%) Oracle Database 11g
14 22 (0.85%) Redis
15 21 (0.81%) Power BI
16 19 (0.73%) SAS Data Integration Studio
16 19 (0.73%) SAS Visual Analytics
16 19 (0.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 157 (6.06%) JIRA
2 115 (4.44%) Git (software)
3 80 (3.09%) Selenium
4 74 (2.86%) Jenkins
5 50 (1.93%) Cucumber
6 45 (1.74%) SoapUI
7 44 (1.70%) JUnit
8 41 (1.58%) Visual Studio
9 38 (1.47%) Subversion
10 37 (1.43%) Maven
11 36 (1.39%) Team Foundation Server
12 30 (1.16%) Bower
12 30 (1.16%) Grunt
13 26 (1.00%) WebDriver
14 22 (0.85%) gulp
15 18 (0.70%) HP UFT
16 16 (0.62%) Ranorex
16 16 (0.62%) SpecFlow
17 15 (0.58%) JMeter
18 14 (0.54%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 1104 (42.64%) Finance
2 449 (17.34%) Banking
3 326 (12.59%) Investment Banking
4 295 (11.39%) Retail Banking
5 130 (5.02%) Back Office
6 129 (4.98%) Manufacturing
7 127 (4.91%) Marketing
8 123 (4.75%) Front Office
9 116 (4.48%) Retail
10 78 (3.01%) Telecoms
11 49 (1.89%) Legal
12 43 (1.66%) Advertising
13 33 (1.27%) Law
14 31 (1.20%) Electronics
15 28 (1.08%) Military
16 24 (0.93%) International Banking
17 22 (0.85%) Financial Institution
18 20 (0.77%) Games
18 20 (0.77%) Publishing
19 14 (0.54%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 861 (33.26%) Analyst
2 287 (11.09%) Business Analyst
3 260 (10.04%) Support Analyst
4 230 (8.88%) Developer
5 165 (6.37%) Project Manager
6 132 (5.10%) Consultant
7 114 (4.40%) IT Manager
8 108 (4.17%) IT Analyst
9 102 (3.94%) Applications Support
10 98 (3.79%) Service Manager
11 94 (3.63%) Senior Analyst
12 78 (3.01%) Applications Support Analyst
13 77 (2.97%) Desktop Support
14 75 (2.90%) IT Support
15 73 (2.82%) Delivery Manager
16 70 (2.70%) Architect
17 68 (2.63%) IT Support Analyst
18 64 (2.47%) Desktop Engineer
18 64 (2.47%) Senior Business Analyst
19 62 (2.39%) Business Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 203 (7.84%) .NET
2 114 (4.40%) HTML
3 103 (3.98%) Web Services
4 81 (3.13%) XML
5 68 (2.63%) ASP.NET
6 57 (2.20%) CSS
7 46 (1.78%) XSLT
8 44 (1.70%) Middleware
9 42 (1.62%) jQuery
10 40 (1.54%) .NET Framework
10 40 (1.54%) REST
11 38 (1.47%) AngularJS
11 38 (1.47%) SOAP
11 38 (1.47%) Spring
12 31 (1.20%) Hibernate
13 28 (1.08%) Elastic Stack
14 24 (0.93%) ActiveMQ
15 23 (0.89%) ASP.NET Web API
16 21 (0.81%) J2EE
17 20 (0.77%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 511 (19.74%) Analytical Skills
2 226 (8.73%) Management Information System
3 141 (5.45%) Computer Science
4 95 (3.67%) User Experience
5 92 (3.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 51 (1.97%) Mainframe
7 43 (1.66%) Virtual Team
8 42 (1.62%) Client/Server
9 41 (1.58%) Equities
10 40 (1.54%) Data Centre
10 40 (1.54%) Reference Data
11 39 (1.51%) Pricing Data
12 37 (1.43%) Clustering
12 37 (1.43%) Fintech
13 33 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
14 32 (1.24%) Data Structures
14 32 (1.24%) Enterprise Storage
15 30 (1.16%) Hybrid Cloud
16 28 (1.08%) Credit Risk
16 28 (1.08%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 402 (15.53%) Windows
2 280 (10.81%) Unix
3 214 (8.27%) Linux
4 140 (5.41%) Windows Server
5 35 (1.35%) Windows Server 2012
6 30 (1.16%) Windows Server 2008
7 23 (0.89%) Windows 7
8 22 (0.85%) Solaris
9 21 (0.81%) Apple iOS
10 20 (0.77%) Android
11 16 (0.62%) Windows 10
12 14 (0.54%) Windows 8
13 12 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 10 (0.39%) Windows Vista
15 5 (0.19%) Debian
15 5 (0.19%) Oracle Linux
16 3 (0.12%) AIX
16 3 (0.12%) Windows Phone
16 3 (0.12%) Windows Server 2003
17 2 (0.077%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 706 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
2 543 (20.97%) Project Management
3 413 (15.95%) ITIL
4 331 (12.78%) Asset Management
5 328 (12.67%) Change Management
6 307 (11.86%) Stakeholder Management
7 289 (11.16%) Wealth Management
8 288 (11.12%) SDLC
9 285 (11.01%) Business Analysis
10 283 (10.93%) Continuous Improvement
11 272 (10.51%) Scrum
12 246 (9.50%) Mentoring
13 227 (8.77%) Test Automation
14 225 (8.69%) Coaching
15 205 (7.92%) Business Process Improvement
16 181 (6.99%) Service Management
17 178 (6.88%) Service Delivery
18 154 (5.95%) DevOps
19 153 (5.91%) PRINCE2
20 152 (5.87%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 577 (22.29%) SQL
2 295 (11.39%) Java
3 150 (5.79%) JavaScript
4 144 (5.56%) C#
5 140 (5.41%) PowerShell
6 129 (4.98%) Python
7 100 (3.86%) C
8 89 (3.44%) Shell Script
9 88 (3.40%) C++
10 41 (1.58%) Perl
11 39 (1.51%) T-SQL
12 36 (1.39%) PL/SQL
13 33 (1.27%) VBA
14 32 (1.24%) Bash Shell
15 29 (1.12%) VB
16 25 (0.97%) PHP
17 22 (0.85%) Ruby
18 20 (0.77%) ABAP
18 20 (0.77%) R
18 20 (0.77%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 324 (12.51%) Degree
2 95 (3.67%) ISEB
3 93 (3.59%) Security Cleared
4 69 (2.67%) SC Cleared
5 64 (2.47%) CISSP
6 61 (2.36%) ISTQB
7 56 (2.16%) Computer Science Degree
8 47 (1.82%) PMI Certification
9 45 (1.74%) Microsoft Certification
10 39 (1.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 37 (1.43%) CISM
11 37 (1.43%) ITIL Certification
12 35 (1.35%) PMP
13 32 (1.24%) GIAC
14 28 (1.08%) Cisco Certification
14 28 (1.08%) CRISC
15 26 (1.00%) MCSE
16 23 (0.89%) CCNP
17 18 (0.70%) MCSA
18 13 (0.50%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 321 (12.40%) QA
2 184 (7.11%) SLA
3 85 (3.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 69 (2.67%) PMO
5 33 (1.27%) ISO 9001
6 31 (1.20%) Data Quality
7 30 (1.16%) GDPR
8 22 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 14 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 12 (0.46%) MiFID
11 10 (0.39%) COBIT
11 10 (0.39%) PCI DSS
12 9 (0.35%) ISO 9000
13 8 (0.31%) ISO 14001
14 7 (0.27%) ISO 22301
14 7 (0.27%) P3O
15 5 (0.19%) Basel III
16 4 (0.15%) IFRS
17 3 (0.12%) DO-178B
17 3 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 131 (5.06%) Active Directory
2 74 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 59 (2.28%) Docker
4 48 (1.85%) Hyper-V
5 23 (0.89%) vSphere
6 17 (0.66%) VMware ESXi
7 11 (0.42%) Virtual Machines
8 6 (0.23%) NFS
9 5 (0.19%) VMware NSX
10 3 (0.12%) Firmware
11 2 (0.077%) Snort
11 2 (0.077%) Terminal Server
11 2 (0.077%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
12 1 (0.039%) BitLocker
12 1 (0.039%) Samba
12 1 (0.039%) XenApp
12 1 (0.039%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 45 (1.74%) SCCM
2 37 (1.43%) SCOM
3 33 (1.27%) Kubernetes
4 30 (1.16%) Puppet
5 27 (1.04%) HP Quality Center
6 22 (0.85%) Docker Swarm
7 21 (0.81%) Opscode Chef
8 18 (0.70%) Ansible
9 14 (0.54%) Tivoli
10 13 (0.50%) vCenter Server
11 11 (0.42%) Cisco CUCM
11 11 (0.42%) Nagios
12 9 (0.35%) Microsoft Intune
12 9 (0.35%) SCOrch
13 8 (0.31%) Microsoft Clustering
13 8 (0.31%) NetBackup
13 8 (0.31%) Simpana
14 6 (0.23%) WSUS
15 4 (0.15%) Failover Clustering
15 4 (0.15%) Kibana
Vendors
1 494 (19.08%) Microsoft
2 246 (9.50%) Oracle
3 195 (7.53%) SAP
4 114 (4.40%) VMware
5 98 (3.79%) Splunk
6 68 (2.63%) ION Trading
7 63 (2.43%) Cisco
8 60 (2.32%) NetApp
9 57 (2.20%) HP
10 53 (2.05%) Salesforce.com
11 47 (1.82%) IBM
12 46 (1.78%) Dell
13 38 (1.47%) Citrix
14 37 (1.43%) Tableau
15 32 (1.24%) EqualLogic
16 31 (1.20%) Xerox
17 28 (1.08%) Adobe
18 26 (1.00%) Google
19 23 (0.89%) ServiceNow
20 22 (0.85%) Cadence