Period
to 21 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for BDD skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited BDD over the 6 months to 21 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
UK > England
6 months to
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 56 69 81
Rank change year-on-year +13 +12 +26
Permanent jobs citing BDD 8,138 6,822 6,778
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 5.06% 4.11% 3.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.63% 4.59% 3.89%
Number of salaries quoted 6,966 6,044 6,084
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% -4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £32,575
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £77,350
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

BDD 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 advertised in England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 144,613 148,767 174,099
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 89.84% 89.55% 88.88%
Number of salaries quoted 117,251 123,892 145,802
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,500 £28,000
90th Percentile £81,250 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.56%

BDD
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing BDD as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for BDD in England

BDD
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing BDD in England.

Salary trend for BDD in England

BDD
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing BDD in England over the 6 months to 21 January 2018.

Salary histogram for BDD in England

BDD
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing BDD within the England region over the 6 months to 21 January 2018. 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
London +6 3,981 £60,000 - 477
South East +42 1,374 £45,000 - 150
North of England +9 1,151 £45,000 +5.88% 173
North West +9 703 £42,500 - 86
South West +33 620 £50,000 +14.29% 55
Midlands +23 521 £40,000 -5.88% 82
East of England 0 489 £52,500 +12.63% 69
Yorkshire +9 394 £45,000 - 80
East Midlands +34 279 £40,000 -8.05% 48
West Midlands +5 235 £42,500 - 34
North East -18 54 £45,000 +12.50% 7
BDD
UK

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, IT jobs citing BDD also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region with a requirement for BDD.

1 6,949 (85.39%) Agile Software Development
2 6,886 (84.62%) TDD
3 3,862 (47.46%) C#
4 3,428 (42.12%) .NET
5 3,128 (38.44%) Java
6 3,083 (37.88%) MVC
7 2,811 (34.54%) SQL Server
8 2,639 (32.43%) Scrum
9 2,600 (31.95%) JavaScript
10 2,507 (30.81%) ASP.NET
11 2,453 (30.14%) RESTful
12 2,364 (29.05%) ASP.NET MVC
13 2,321 (28.52%) Test Automation
14 2,249 (27.64%) Git (software)
15 1,998 (24.55%) Web Application Development
16 1,957 (24.05%) AngularJS
17 1,904 (23.40%) Node.js
18 1,895 (23.29%) ASP.NET Web API
19 1,883 (23.14%) ASP.NET MVC 5
20 1,845 (22.67%) Continuous Integration
21 1,798 (22.09%) Ruby
22 1,731 (21.27%) NoSQL
23 1,604 (19.71%) WCF
24 1,527 (18.76%) Finance
25 1,506 (18.51%) HTML
26 1,389 (17.07%) Selenium
27 1,380 (16.96%) SQL
28 1,363 (16.75%) Software Engineering
29 1,324 (16.27%) Cucumber
30 1,312 (16.12%) OO

BDD
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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
1 283 (3.48%) Confluence
2 274 (3.37%) Elasticsearch
3 268 (3.29%) Tomcat
4 217 (2.67%) Apache
5 171 (2.10%) CMS
6 166 (2.04%) Apache Spark
7 106 (1.30%) IIS
8 103 (1.27%) WebSphere
9 99 (1.22%) JBoss
10 83 (1.02%) OpenStack
11 81 (1.00%) Apache Solr
12 64 (0.79%) Mule
13 59 (0.72%) BizTalk Server
14 57 (0.70%) nginx
15 56 (0.69%) Mule ESB
16 55 (0.68%) SharePoint
17 54 (0.66%) Umbraco
18 50 (0.61%) Oracle Workflow
19 48 (0.59%) SharePoint 2013
20 39 (0.48%) WebLogic
Applications
1 16 (0.20%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (0.14%) Photoshop
3 10 (0.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.049%) Microsoft Office
5 3 (0.037%) HipChat
5 3 (0.037%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.025%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.012%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 56 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 35 (0.43%) Payment Gateway
3 33 (0.41%) Magento
4 13 (0.16%) Eloqua
5 10 (0.12%) SAP Hybris
6 9 (0.11%) Distributed Ledger
7 5 (0.061%) SAP ERP
7 5 (0.061%) SAP S/4HANA
8 2 (0.025%) Maximo
9 1 (0.012%) Adobe Campaign
9 1 (0.012%) Dynamics AX
9 1 (0.012%) Endur
9 1 (0.012%) FastStats
9 1 (0.012%) LatentZero
9 1 (0.012%) Siebel CRM
9 1 (0.012%) thinkFolio
9 1 (0.012%) Unica
9 1 (0.012%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 1,135 (13.95%) Amazon AWS
2 563 (6.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 248 (3.05%) SaaS
4 218 (2.68%) GitHub
5 115 (1.41%) npm
6 109 (1.34%) PaaS
7 106 (1.30%) IaaS
8 96 (1.18%) Google Cloud Platform
9 95 (1.17%) Amazon EC2
10 63 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
11 58 (0.71%) Serverless
12 48 (0.59%) Google Play
13 47 (0.58%) Slack
14 38 (0.47%) Office 365
15 27 (0.33%) OpenShift
16 26 (0.32%) AWS CloudFormation
17 25 (0.31%) Amazon S3
17 25 (0.31%) G Suite
18 23 (0.28%) AWS Lambda
19 22 (0.27%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 472 (5.80%) Internet
2 182 (2.24%) HTTP
3 88 (1.08%) Wireless
4 81 (1.00%) Hyperconnected
5 51 (0.63%) Firewall
6 30 (0.37%) DNS
7 29 (0.36%) ATM
8 26 (0.32%) VPN
9 25 (0.31%) SSL
9 25 (0.31%) TCP/IP
10 22 (0.27%) WAN
11 19 (0.23%) DHCP
12 17 (0.21%) DMZ
13 13 (0.16%) MQTT
14 11 (0.14%) AMQP
15 9 (0.11%) Kerberos
16 7 (0.086%) Broadband
16 7 (0.086%) OpenVPN
16 7 (0.086%) Skype
17 5 (0.061%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,811 (34.54%) SQL Server
2 1,731 (21.27%) NoSQL
3 1,134 (13.93%) SQL Server 2016
4 850 (10.44%) SQL Server 2014
5 556 (6.83%) MongoDB
6 475 (5.84%) MySQL
7 450 (5.53%) Big Data
8 365 (4.49%) Relational Database
9 225 (2.76%) Hadoop
10 195 (2.40%) Apache Cassandra
11 191 (2.35%) PostgreSQL
12 180 (2.21%) Redis
13 139 (1.71%) RDBMS
14 85 (1.04%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 83 (1.02%) Neo4j
16 52 (0.64%) HBase
16 52 (0.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 48 (0.59%) Couchbase
18 47 (0.58%) Hazelcast
18 47 (0.58%) Riak
Development Applications
1 2,249 (27.64%) Git (software)
2 1,389 (17.07%) Selenium
3 1,324 (16.27%) Cucumber
4 1,179 (14.49%) Jenkins
5 920 (11.30%) JIRA
6 651 (8.00%) WebDriver
7 612 (7.52%) JUnit
8 465 (5.71%) Maven
9 432 (5.31%) NUnit
10 357 (4.39%) TeamCity
11 354 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
12 326 (4.01%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 323 (3.97%) SpecFlow
14 254 (3.12%) SoapUI
15 246 (3.02%) Gradle
15 246 (3.02%) Subversion
16 234 (2.88%) Moq
17 229 (2.81%) Visual Studio
18 215 (2.64%) Rhino Mocks
19 193 (2.37%) JMeter
General
1 1,527 (18.76%) Finance
2 630 (7.74%) Banking
3 587 (7.21%) Games
4 503 (6.18%) Retail
5 403 (4.95%) Marketing
6 386 (4.74%) Advertising
7 309 (3.80%) Investment Banking
8 260 (3.19%) Retail Banking
9 221 (2.72%) Electronics
10 174 (2.14%) Telecoms
11 152 (1.87%) Music Industry
12 145 (1.78%) Front Office
13 102 (1.25%) Manufacturing
14 81 (1.00%) Publishing
15 58 (0.71%) Financial Institution
16 51 (0.63%) Back Office
17 44 (0.54%) Law
18 30 (0.37%) Legal
19 22 (0.27%) Online Betting
20 16 (0.20%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 5,187 (63.74%) Developer
2 2,421 (29.75%) .NET Developer
3 1,077 (13.23%) Java Developer
4 1,006 (12.36%) C# Developer
5 714 (8.77%) Senior Developer
6 688 (8.45%) C# .NET Developer
7 524 (6.44%) Software Engineer
8 485 (5.96%) Tester
9 464 (5.70%) ASP.NET Developer
10 459 (5.64%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 429 (5.27%) Agile Developer
12 361 (4.44%) Software Developer
13 358 (4.40%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
14 339 (4.17%) Analyst
15 330 (4.06%) Automation Tester
16 329 (4.04%) Test Engineer
17 320 (3.93%) Java Engineer
17 320 (3.93%) QA Engineer
18 281 (3.45%) JavaScript Developer
19 276 (3.39%) Agile C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3,428 (42.12%) .NET
2 2,507 (30.81%) ASP.NET
3 2,453 (30.14%) RESTful
4 2,364 (29.05%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1,957 (24.05%) AngularJS
6 1,904 (23.40%) Node.js
7 1,895 (23.29%) ASP.NET Web API
8 1,883 (23.14%) ASP.NET MVC 5
9 1,604 (19.71%) WCF
10 1,506 (18.51%) HTML
11 1,308 (16.07%) CSS
12 1,099 (13.50%) .NET Framework
13 990 (12.17%) Web Services
14 970 (11.92%) REST
15 963 (11.83%) Spring
16 887 (10.90%) Entity Framework
17 885 (10.87%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 791 (9.72%) React
19 773 (9.50%) KnockoutJS
20 763 (9.38%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 989 (12.15%) Greenfield Project
2 537 (6.60%) User Experience
3 497 (6.11%) Computer Science
4 460 (5.65%) Analytical Skills
5 422 (5.19%) Enterprise Software
6 396 (4.87%) Fintech
7 355 (4.36%) Mobile App
8 131 (1.61%) Social Media
9 116 (1.43%) BBC
10 102 (1.25%) Client/Server
10 102 (1.25%) Tandem
11 100 (1.23%) Digital TV
12 99 (1.22%) Algorithms
13 94 (1.16%) Linux Command Line
14 81 (1.00%) Derivative
15 77 (0.95%) Data Structures
15 77 (0.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 72 (0.88%) Social Network
17 63 (0.77%) Equity Derivative
18 50 (0.61%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 768 (9.44%) Linux
2 378 (4.64%) Android
3 360 (4.42%) Apple iOS
4 327 (4.02%) Windows
5 262 (3.22%) Unix
6 26 (0.32%) Windows Server
7 21 (0.26%) Mac OS X
8 19 (0.23%) CentOS
8 19 (0.23%) Windows Phone
9 17 (0.21%) Nucleus RTOS
9 17 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 15 (0.18%) Ubuntu
11 7 (0.086%) CoreOS
12 5 (0.061%) Mac OS
13 4 (0.049%) Debian
14 2 (0.025%) Amazon Linux
15 1 (0.012%) AIX
15 1 (0.012%) Kali Linux
15 1 (0.012%) VME
15 1 (0.012%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 6,949 (85.39%) Agile Software Development
2 6,886 (84.62%) TDD
3 3,083 (37.88%) MVC
4 2,639 (32.43%) Scrum
5 2,321 (28.52%) Test Automation
6 1,998 (24.55%) Web Application Development
7 1,845 (22.67%) Continuous Integration
8 1,363 (16.75%) Software Engineering
9 1,312 (16.12%) OO
10 1,147 (14.09%) Kanban
11 956 (11.75%) Microservices
12 923 (11.34%) DevOps
13 743 (9.13%) SDLC
14 704 (8.65%) E-Commerce
15 626 (7.69%) Mentoring
16 574 (7.05%) Continuous Delivery
17 564 (6.93%) Unit Testing
18 519 (6.38%) Open Source
19 487 (5.98%) Pair Programming
20 458 (5.63%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 3,862 (47.46%) C#
2 3,128 (38.44%) Java
3 2,600 (31.95%) JavaScript
4 1,798 (22.09%) Ruby
5 1,380 (16.96%) SQL
6 815 (10.01%) Python
7 455 (5.59%) Scala
8 399 (4.90%) PHP
9 314 (3.86%) C++
10 207 (2.54%) T-SQL
10 207 (2.54%) TypeScript
11 201 (2.47%) ES6
12 169 (2.08%) Groovy
13 149 (1.83%) VB.NET
14 145 (1.78%) Objective-C
15 127 (1.56%) Go
16 123 (1.51%) Apple Swift
16 123 (1.51%) C
17 115 (1.41%) Bash Shell
18 93 (1.14%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 713 (8.76%) Degree
2 217 (2.67%) Computer Science Degree
3 188 (2.31%) ISTQB
4 179 (2.20%) ISEB
5 150 (1.84%) Security Cleared
6 99 (1.22%) SC Cleared
7 43 (0.53%) Microsoft Certification
8 32 (0.39%) PhD
9 31 (0.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 26 (0.32%) Master's Degree
11 18 (0.22%) PMI Certification
12 17 (0.21%) MCPD
13 16 (0.20%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 15 (0.18%) Sun Certification
15 14 (0.17%) BPSS Clearance
16 12 (0.15%) APMG
16 12 (0.15%) MCAD
16 12 (0.15%) MCP
16 12 (0.15%) MCSD
16 12 (0.15%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,243 (15.27%) QA
2 30 (0.37%) GCP
3 16 (0.20%) PCI DSS
4 11 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 9 (0.11%) PMO
5 9 (0.11%) PSD2
6 8 (0.098%) Data Quality
7 7 (0.086%) ISO 20022
7 7 (0.086%) ISO 8583
8 6 (0.074%) MiFID
8 6 (0.074%) SEPA
9 5 (0.061%) GDPR
9 5 (0.061%) ISO 13485
10 4 (0.049%) ISO 9001
11 3 (0.037%) COBIT
11 3 (0.037%) DICOM
11 3 (0.037%) HL7
11 3 (0.037%) SLA
12 2 (0.025%) EMIR
12 2 (0.025%) WCAG
System Software
1 617 (7.58%) Docker
2 30 (0.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (0.32%) HDFS
4 21 (0.26%) Active Directory
5 13 (0.16%) Apache Flume
6 12 (0.15%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 10 (0.12%) Virtual Machines
8 8 (0.098%) Hyper-V
9 5 (0.061%) VirtualBox
10 4 (0.049%) Firmware
10 4 (0.049%) iptables
10 4 (0.049%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (0.037%) Cygwin
12 2 (0.025%) Dovecot
12 2 (0.025%) vSphere
13 1 (0.012%) GridGain
Systems Management
1 239 (2.94%) Puppet
2 200 (2.46%) Opscode Chef
3 170 (2.09%) Kubernetes
4 165 (2.03%) Ansible
5 72 (0.88%) HockeyApp
6 53 (0.65%) Kibana
7 45 (0.55%) Terraform
8 34 (0.42%) HP Quality Center
9 21 (0.26%) Mesos
10 16 (0.20%) CA Service Virtualization
10 16 (0.20%) Salt
11 14 (0.17%) Marathon
12 13 (0.16%) Nagios
13 12 (0.15%) ZABBIX
14 11 (0.14%) Hadoop YARN
15 6 (0.074%) Control-M
15 6 (0.074%) Docker Swarm
16 5 (0.061%) Consul
16 5 (0.061%) ITRS Geneos
16 5 (0.061%) linkerd
Vendors
1 681 (8.37%) Microsoft
2 442 (5.43%) Google
3 440 (5.41%) Oracle
4 361 (4.44%) Facebook
5 198 (2.43%) Apple
6 156 (1.92%) Atlassian
7 120 (1.47%) SAP
8 114 (1.40%) Yahoo!
9 113 (1.39%) Sony
10 79 (0.97%) IBM
11 66 (0.81%) HP
12 64 (0.79%) Xamarin
13 60 (0.74%) hybris
14 58 (0.71%) Capita
15 55 (0.68%) Splunk
16 51 (0.63%) Sybase
17 50 (0.61%) Zend
18 49 (0.60%) AppDynamics
19 45 (0.55%) VMware
20 41 (0.50%) Sitecore