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The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with an option to work from home (WFH) and a requirement for Continuous Improvement skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Continuous Improvement over the 6 months to 27 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Continual Improvement
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
27 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 62 107 136
Rank change year-on-year +45 +29 +19
Permanent jobs citing Continuous Improvement 3,738 1,019 200
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 5.12% 3.19% 2.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.31% 3.38% 2.34%
Number of salaries quoted 2,008 734 148
10th Percentile £36,500 £32,000 £37,500
25th Percentile £46,188 £42,500 £46,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% -8.33% +14.29%
75th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £74,063
90th Percentile £90,000 £82,500 £82,238
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%

Continuous 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 WFH option and a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Work from Home
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 70,346 30,174 8,538
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 96.43% 94.37% 92.98%
Number of salaries quoted 41,467 24,660 7,267
10th Percentile £36,250 £33,750 £35,000
25th Percentile £46,250 £42,000 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% - -4.35%
75th Percentile £80,000 £73,750 £75,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £87,500 £87,500
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%

Continuous Improvement
Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

Job vacancies with a work from home option citing Continuous Improvement as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Continuous Improvement trend for jobs with a WFH option

Continuous Improvement
Salary Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

3-month moving average salary quoted in job vacancies with a work from home option citing Continuous Improvement.

Continuous Improvement salary trend for jobs with a WFH option

Continuous Improvement
Salary Histogram for Jobs with a WFH Option

Salary distribution for jobs with a work from home option citing Continuous Improvement over the 6 months to 27 May 2022.

Continuous Improvement salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 27 May 2022, Continuous Improvement job roles required the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent jobs with a WFH option and a requirement for Continuous Improvement.

1 2,048 (54.79%) Agile
2 1,169 (31.27%) Social Skills
3 1,037 (27.74%) Finance
4 803 (21.48%) Scrum
5 776 (20.76%) Problem-Solving
6 740 (19.80%) AWS
6 740 (19.80%) DevOps
7 722 (19.32%) Azure
8 675 (18.06%) Mentoring
9 670 (17.92%) CI/CD
10 664 (17.76%) Java
11 655 (17.52%) Software Engineering
12 616 (16.48%) JavaScript
13 576 (15.41%) Docker
14 575 (15.38%) TDD
15 562 (15.03%) Python
16 561 (15.01%) Analytical Skills
17 544 (14.55%) Coaching
18 523 (13.99%) SQL
19 522 (13.96%) Kubernetes
20 514 (13.75%) Test Automation
21 498 (13.32%) Microsoft
22 482 (12.89%) QA
23 466 (12.47%) Kanban
24 465 (12.44%) Continuous Integration
25 412 (11.02%) React
26 408 (10.91%) Degree
27 405 (10.83%) Inclusion and Diversity
28 403 (10.78%) C#
29 397 (10.62%) Git (software)

Continuous Improvement
Co-occurring IT Skills with a WFH Option 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
1 112 (3.00%) Elasticsearch
2 88 (2.35%) Confluence
3 64 (1.71%) SharePoint
4 38 (1.02%) SAS
5 30 (0.80%) Apache Spark
6 20 (0.54%) CMS
7 17 (0.45%) MS Exchange
8 14 (0.37%) IIS
9 12 (0.32%) Tomcat
10 11 (0.29%) Apache Airflow
10 11 (0.29%) Drupal
11 10 (0.27%) Apache
11 10 (0.27%) WordPress
12 9 (0.24%) nginx
13 6 (0.16%) Apache Solr
13 6 (0.16%) Hyperledger
14 5 (0.13%) WebSphere
15 4 (0.11%) Apache Pulsar
15 4 (0.11%) Ethereum
15 4 (0.11%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 137 (3.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 101 (2.70%) Microsoft Office
3 64 (1.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 21 (0.56%) Sketch
5 20 (0.54%) MS Visio
6 19 (0.51%) Microsoft Project
7 17 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
8 14 (0.37%) Adobe Illustrator
8 14 (0.37%) Photoshop
9 12 (0.32%) Campfire
10 10 (0.27%) Chatbot
11 6 (0.16%) InVision
12 5 (0.13%) Windchill
13 4 (0.11%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 32 (0.86%) Payment Gateway
2 21 (0.56%) SAP S/4HANA
3 18 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
4 12 (0.32%) R3 Corda
5 8 (0.21%) ProductWriter
5 8 (0.21%) SAP CRM
5 8 (0.21%) Shopify
6 7 (0.19%) SAP ERP
7 6 (0.16%) Distributed Ledger
7 6 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
7 6 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
8 5 (0.13%) SAP MDG
8 5 (0.13%) SAP SD
8 5 (0.13%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
9 4 (0.11%) Changepoint
9 4 (0.11%) NetSuite
9 4 (0.11%) SAP MDM
9 4 (0.11%) Sentinel
10 3 (0.080%) Oracle EBS
10 3 (0.080%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 740 (19.80%) AWS
2 722 (19.32%) Azure
3 336 (8.99%) GCP
4 223 (5.97%) Serverless
5 204 (5.46%) GitHub
6 196 (5.24%) SaaS
7 144 (3.85%) Microsoft 365
8 130 (3.48%) Power Platform
9 110 (2.94%) AWS Lambda
10 109 (2.92%) AWS CloudFormation
11 86 (2.30%) Datadog
12 78 (2.09%) Azure Functions
13 75 (2.01%) Cloud Computing
14 71 (1.90%) Amazon EKS
15 60 (1.61%) PaaS
16 59 (1.58%) GitHub Actions
17 37 (0.99%) Dynamics 365
18 36 (0.96%) Amazon EC2
19 33 (0.88%) Amazon S3
19 33 (0.88%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 84 (2.25%) Firewall
2 80 (2.14%) Broadband
3 63 (1.69%) HTTP
4 62 (1.66%) DNS
5 46 (1.23%) Internet
6 38 (1.02%) DHCP
7 34 (0.91%) Network Security
8 31 (0.83%) TCP/IP
9 30 (0.80%) VPN
10 25 (0.67%) WAN
11 22 (0.59%) VoIP
12 21 (0.56%) LAN
13 20 (0.54%) MQTT
13 20 (0.54%) PPP
14 19 (0.51%) Modbus
14 19 (0.51%) RS-422
14 19 (0.51%) RS-485
14 19 (0.51%) SAN
15 17 (0.45%) MPLS
16 15 (0.40%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 169 (4.52%) NoSQL
2 135 (3.61%) MySQL
3 130 (3.48%) SQL Server
4 121 (3.24%) Relational Database
5 92 (2.46%) MongoDB
6 90 (2.41%) Power BI
7 84 (2.25%) Data Warehouse
8 74 (1.98%) Big Data
8 74 (1.98%) PostgreSQL
9 56 (1.50%) RDBMS
9 56 (1.50%) Redis
10 43 (1.15%) InfluxDB
11 32 (0.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 31 (0.83%) Hadoop
13 27 (0.72%) Data Lake
13 27 (0.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 26 (0.70%) Tableau
15 24 (0.64%) Amazon RDS
15 24 (0.64%) Oracle Database
16 20 (0.54%) Geospatial Data
Development Applications
1 397 (10.62%) Git (software)
2 363 (9.71%) Jenkins
3 221 (5.91%) JIRA
4 117 (3.13%) Cucumber
5 105 (2.81%) Selenium
6 102 (2.73%) Maven
7 83 (2.22%) Cypress.io
8 77 (2.06%) Bitbucket
9 75 (2.01%) CircleCI
10 71 (1.90%) GitLab
11 70 (1.87%) Mockito
12 69 (1.85%) Gradle
12 69 (1.85%) JUnit
13 68 (1.82%) webpack
14 60 (1.61%) RSpec
15 56 (1.50%) Sonatype Nexus
16 45 (1.20%) Postman
17 43 (1.15%) Mocha
18 42 (1.12%) TeamCity
19 38 (1.02%) SpecFlow
General
1 1,169 (31.27%) Social Skills
2 1,037 (27.74%) Finance
3 561 (15.01%) Analytical Skills
4 405 (10.83%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 322 (8.61%) Banking
6 287 (7.68%) Retail
7 204 (5.46%) Marketing
8 171 (4.57%) Public Sector
9 164 (4.39%) Games
10 143 (3.83%) Legal
11 134 (3.58%) Law
12 127 (3.40%) Organisational Skills
13 123 (3.29%) Advertising
13 123 (3.29%) Presentation Skills
14 115 (3.08%) Influencing Skills
15 112 (3.00%) Telecoms
16 102 (2.73%) Manufacturing
17 74 (1.98%) Electronics
18 64 (1.71%) Pharmaceutical
19 51 (1.36%) Documentation Skills
Job Titles
1 689 (18.43%) Developer
2 413 (11.05%) Analyst
3 373 (9.98%) Software Engineer
4 178 (4.76%) Senior Developer
5 142 (3.80%) DevOps Engineer
6 137 (3.67%) Java Developer
7 134 (3.58%) Scrum Master
8 129 (3.45%) Business Analyst
9 127 (3.40%) Project Manager
10 90 (2.41%) Java Engineer
11 86 (2.30%) Delivery Manager
11 86 (2.30%) IT Manager
12 82 (2.19%) Product Manager
13 80 (2.14%) Agile Coach
13 80 (2.14%) Senior Software Engineer
14 75 (2.01%) Architect
14 75 (2.01%) Designer
15 74 (1.98%) Senior Manager
15 74 (1.98%) Software Developer
16 73 (1.95%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 412 (11.02%) React
2 295 (7.89%) RESTful
3 289 (7.73%) Kafka
4 288 (7.70%) HTML
5 253 (6.77%) CSS
5 253 (6.77%) Node.js
6 242 (6.47%) .NET
7 214 (5.72%) Spring
8 206 (5.51%) REST
9 191 (5.11%) AngularJS
10 187 (5.00%) Spring Boot
11 142 (3.80%) Vue.js
12 137 (3.67%) Web Services
13 121 (3.24%) RabbitMQ
14 100 (2.68%) JSON
15 98 (2.62%) jQuery
16 91 (2.43%) HTML5
16 91 (2.43%) Redux
17 90 (2.41%) GraphQL
17 90 (2.41%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 348 (9.31%) User Experience
2 190 (5.08%) Management Information System
3 170 (4.55%) Public Cloud
4 163 (4.36%) Mobile App
5 141 (3.77%) Self-Motivation
6 133 (3.56%) Cloud Native
7 120 (3.21%) Social Network
8 109 (2.92%) Data Centre
9 105 (2.81%) Virtual Team
10 97 (2.59%) Greenfield Project
11 85 (2.27%) Algorithms
12 80 (2.14%) Enterprise Software
13 69 (1.85%) Data Structures
14 52 (1.39%) Smartphone
15 50 (1.34%) Private Cloud
16 48 (1.28%) Cyberattack
16 48 (1.28%) Legacy Systems
16 48 (1.28%) Social Media
17 38 (1.02%) Cyber Defence
18 37 (0.99%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 333 (8.91%) Linux
2 305 (8.16%) Windows
3 143 (3.83%) Android
4 137 (3.67%) Apple iOS
5 69 (1.85%) Windows Server
6 53 (1.42%) Unix
7 52 (1.39%) Windows 10
8 24 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 16 (0.43%) Debian
9 16 (0.43%) Embedded Linux
9 16 (0.43%) Ubuntu
9 16 (0.43%) Windows Server 2016
10 14 (0.37%) Mac OS
11 12 (0.32%) ThreadX
12 11 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
13 9 (0.24%) AIX
13 9 (0.24%) CoreOS
14 8 (0.21%) Windows Server 2019
15 7 (0.19%) Windows Server 2003
15 7 (0.19%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,048 (54.79%) Agile
2 803 (21.48%) Scrum
3 776 (20.76%) Problem-Solving
4 740 (19.80%) DevOps
5 675 (18.06%) Mentoring
6 670 (17.92%) CI/CD
7 655 (17.52%) Software Engineering
8 575 (15.38%) TDD
9 544 (14.55%) Coaching
10 514 (13.75%) Test Automation
11 466 (12.47%) Kanban
12 465 (12.44%) Continuous Integration
13 384 (10.27%) Project Management
14 371 (9.93%) Microservices
15 322 (8.61%) Analytics
15 322 (8.61%) Stakeholder Management
16 321 (8.59%) OO
17 300 (8.03%) SDLC
18 278 (7.44%) Project Delivery
18 278 (7.44%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 664 (17.76%) Java
2 616 (16.48%) JavaScript
3 562 (15.03%) Python
4 523 (13.99%) SQL
5 403 (10.78%) C#
6 310 (8.29%) TypeScript
7 136 (3.64%) Ruby
8 122 (3.26%) Go
8 122 (3.26%) PHP
9 120 (3.21%) C++
10 113 (3.02%) PowerShell
11 104 (2.78%) Scala
12 83 (2.22%) C
13 50 (1.34%) Shell Script
14 48 (1.28%) ES6
15 46 (1.23%) Kotlin
16 44 (1.18%) Bash
17 40 (1.07%) Groovy
18 37 (0.99%) T-SQL
19 29 (0.78%) Elixir
Qualifications
1 408 (10.91%) Degree
2 153 (4.09%) Security Cleared
3 102 (2.73%) SC Cleared
4 97 (2.59%) Computer Science Degree
5 60 (1.61%) Microsoft Certification
6 57 (1.52%) Master's Degree
7 51 (1.36%) CISSP
8 42 (1.12%) Cisco Certification
9 39 (1.04%) CISM
10 38 (1.02%) ISTQB
10 38 (1.02%) PMI Certification
11 31 (0.83%) ITIL Certification
12 25 (0.67%) PhD
13 23 (0.62%) DBS Check
14 21 (0.56%) CISA
15 20 (0.54%) DV Cleared
16 17 (0.45%) Numerate Degree
17 16 (0.43%) Postgraduate
18 15 (0.40%) CCNA
18 15 (0.40%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 482 (12.89%) QA
2 116 (3.10%) SLA
3 85 (2.27%) PMO
4 79 (2.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 70 (1.87%) Data Quality
6 66 (1.77%) Accessibility
7 49 (1.31%) GDPR
8 26 (0.70%) NIST
9 23 (0.62%) COBIT
10 21 (0.56%) Cyber Essentials
11 18 (0.48%) SOC 2
12 17 (0.45%) GRC
13 14 (0.37%) ITGC
14 12 (0.32%) PCI DSS
15 11 (0.29%) ISO 9001
16 9 (0.24%) WCAG
17 8 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
17 8 (0.21%) GxP
17 8 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
18 7 (0.19%) Solvency II
System Software
1 576 (15.41%) Docker
2 126 (3.37%) Active Directory
3 57 (1.52%) VMware Infrastructure
4 23 (0.62%) Hyper-V
5 13 (0.35%) Firmware
5 13 (0.35%) Virtual Desktop
5 13 (0.35%) Virtual Servers
6 10 (0.27%) Virtual Machines
7 9 (0.24%) XenDesktop
8 6 (0.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 5 (0.13%) Microsoft App-V
9 5 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
9 5 (0.13%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 5 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
10 4 (0.11%) OpenSSH
10 4 (0.11%) XenApp
11 3 (0.080%) MetaFrame
11 3 (0.080%) Terminal Services
11 3 (0.080%) vSphere
12 2 (0.054%) NDS
Systems Management
1 522 (13.96%) Kubernetes
2 346 (9.26%) Terraform
3 182 (4.87%) Ansible
4 82 (2.19%) Prometheus
5 80 (2.14%) Grafana
6 70 (1.87%) Puppet
7 54 (1.44%) Opscode Chef
8 47 (1.26%) SCCM
9 35 (0.94%) Microsoft Intune
10 32 (0.86%) Istio
11 26 (0.70%) Fortio
11 26 (0.70%) Kiali
12 16 (0.43%) Kibana
13 13 (0.35%) Single Sign-On
14 11 (0.29%) Kubeflow
15 8 (0.21%) MIIS
15 8 (0.21%) RSA Archer
16 6 (0.16%) Active Directory Federation Services
17 5 (0.13%) Avamar
17 5 (0.13%) PTC Integrity
Vendors
1 498 (13.32%) Microsoft
2 138 (3.69%) Google
3 90 (2.41%) SAP
4 80 (2.14%) VMware
5 68 (1.82%) Oracle
6 67 (1.79%) Salesforce.com
7 63 (1.69%) Spotify
8 61 (1.63%) Cisco
9 60 (1.61%) Apple
10 38 (1.02%) Citrix
11 35 (0.94%) TikTok
12 34 (0.91%) Atlassian
13 32 (0.86%) Sophos
13 32 (0.86%) Splunk
14 30 (0.80%) IBM
15 28 (0.75%) Instagram
16 27 (0.72%) New Relic
17 26 (0.70%) accuRx
17 26 (0.70%) Adobe
17 26 (0.70%) ServiceNow