Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for Agile Software Development skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Agile Software Development over the 6 months to 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Agile Software Development
England > North West
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 2 2 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 +3
Permanent jobs citing Agile Software Development 4005 3388 3090
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 30.23% 27.10% 23.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 33.63% 30.19% 26.66%
Number of salaries quoted 3349 3029 2671
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £28,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £51,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +2.94% +2.00% +5.26%

Agile Software Development 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 the North West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 11909 11223 11591
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 89.90% 89.76% 89.42%
Number of salaries quoted 9463 9353 9582
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +1.27%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £24,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

Agile Software Development
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Agile Software Development as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Agile Software Development in the North West

Agile Software Development
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Agile Software Development in the North West.

Salary trend for Agile Software Development in the North West

Agile Software Development
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Agile Software Development in the North West over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Agile Software Development in the North West

Agile Software Development
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Agile Software Development within the North West region over the 6 months to 23 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
Manchester 0 2639 £45,000 - 227
Cheshire +4 976 £45,000 +13.92% 99
Merseyside +3 221 £45,000 +12.50% 27
Lancashire -6 133 £35,000 -6.67% 25
Cumbria +16 15 £42,500 -5.56% 1
Agile Software Development
England

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, IT jobs citing Agile Software Development 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 North West region with a requirement for Agile Software Development.

1 1302 (32.51%) .NET
2 1273 (31.79%) C#
3 1167 (29.14%) Scrum
4 1121 (27.99%) MVC
5 1110 (27.72%) JavaScript
6 1058 (26.42%) TDD
7 1006 (25.12%) Java
8 964 (24.07%) SQL Server
9 959 (23.95%) Finance
10 902 (22.52%) ASP.NET
11 864 (21.57%) HTML
12 863 (21.55%) SQL
13 809 (20.20%) CSS
14 656 (16.38%) Software Engineering
15 621 (15.51%) ASP.NET MVC
16 614 (15.33%) AngularJS
17 587 (14.66%) Web Services
18 571 (14.26%) DevOps
19 569 (14.21%) BDD
20 566 (14.13%) Test Automation
21 564 (14.08%) SDLC
22 543 (13.56%) Continuous Integration
23 519 (12.96%) RESTful
24 515 (12.86%) Git (software)
25 489 (12.21%) Microsoft
26 487 (12.16%) jQuery
27 465 (11.61%) ASP.NET Web API
28 459 (11.46%) OO
29 440 (10.99%) Amazon AWS
30 437 (10.91%) Linux

Agile Software Development
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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
1 128 (3.20%) Apache
2 93 (2.32%) Elasticsearch
3 77 (1.92%) Confluence
4 68 (1.70%) Tomcat
5 59 (1.47%) Apache Spark
6 52 (1.30%) CMS
7 50 (1.25%) SharePoint
8 44 (1.10%) JBoss
9 39 (0.97%) WebSphere
10 29 (0.72%) WebLogic
11 25 (0.62%) nginx
12 23 (0.57%) OpenStack
13 21 (0.52%) SAS
13 21 (0.52%) Umbraco
14 20 (0.50%) BizTalk Server
15 18 (0.45%) CloudStack
16 16 (0.40%) Drupal
17 15 (0.37%) CICS
17 15 (0.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 15 (0.37%) WordPress
Applications
1 40 (1.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 32 (0.80%) Photoshop
3 28 (0.70%) Microsoft Project
4 24 (0.60%) Microsoft Office
5 22 (0.55%) MS Visio
6 17 (0.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 13 (0.32%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 11 (0.27%) Chatbot
8 11 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
9 8 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
10 7 (0.17%) InVision
11 5 (0.12%) SPSS
12 3 (0.075%) Camtasia
12 3 (0.075%) UXPin
13 1 (0.025%) Adobe After Effects
13 1 (0.025%) Adobe Premiere
13 1 (0.025%) Final Cut Pro
13 1 (0.025%) Mingle
13 1 (0.025%) Pixate
13 1 (0.025%) Weka
Business Applications
1 45 (1.12%) Magento
2 26 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
3 17 (0.42%) SAP Hybris
4 11 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
4 11 (0.27%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 9 (0.22%) Adobe Campaign
6 8 (0.20%) Oracle ERP
6 8 (0.20%) Shopify
7 6 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
7 6 (0.15%) Visualfiles
8 4 (0.100%) Hyperion Planning
8 4 (0.100%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 4 (0.100%) Workfront
9 3 (0.075%) Cognos Planning
9 3 (0.075%) Cognos TM1
9 3 (0.075%) Maximo
9 3 (0.075%) Oracle EBS
9 3 (0.075%) SAP S/4HANA
9 3 (0.075%) Unit4 Business World
10 2 (0.050%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 440 (10.99%) Amazon AWS
2 382 (9.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 82 (2.05%) GitHub
4 75 (1.87%) SaaS
5 45 (1.12%) Google Play
6 38 (0.95%) OpenShift
7 36 (0.90%) Google Cloud Platform
8 35 (0.87%) AWS CloudFormation
9 30 (0.75%) Office 365
10 23 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
11 22 (0.55%) npm
12 21 (0.52%) PaaS
13 20 (0.50%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 19 (0.47%) Serverless
15 17 (0.42%) IaaS
16 16 (0.40%) AWS Lambda
17 15 (0.37%) Amazon EMR
17 15 (0.37%) Force.com
18 11 (0.27%) Amazon ElastiCache
19 8 (0.20%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 100 (2.50%) HTTP
2 68 (1.70%) Internet
3 28 (0.70%) Firewall
4 24 (0.60%) Broadband
5 17 (0.42%) SAN
6 16 (0.40%) WAN
7 15 (0.37%) VPN
8 13 (0.32%) LAN
9 12 (0.30%) LDAP
9 12 (0.30%) VoIP
10 10 (0.25%) MPLS
10 10 (0.25%) OSPF
10 10 (0.25%) Wi-Fi
11 9 (0.22%) BGP
11 9 (0.22%) DMZ
11 9 (0.22%) EIGRP
11 9 (0.22%) Network Security
11 9 (0.22%) VPLS
12 8 (0.20%) WinSCP
13 7 (0.17%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 964 (24.07%) SQL Server
2 345 (8.61%) MySQL
3 250 (6.24%) NoSQL
4 199 (4.97%) MongoDB
5 191 (4.77%) SQL Server 2016
6 185 (4.62%) SQL Server 2014
7 179 (4.47%) Big Data
8 120 (3.00%) Relational Database
8 120 (3.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 107 (2.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 102 (2.55%) Hadoop
11 90 (2.25%) SQL Server 2008
12 87 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
13 80 (2.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 51 (1.27%) DB2
15 44 (1.10%) PostgreSQL
16 41 (1.02%) RDBMS
17 34 (0.85%) RavenDB
18 31 (0.77%) Apache Cassandra
19 29 (0.72%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 515 (12.86%) Git (software)
2 326 (8.14%) Jenkins
3 315 (7.87%) Selenium
4 302 (7.54%) JIRA
5 182 (4.54%) Cucumber
6 142 (3.55%) TeamCity
7 131 (3.27%) Visual Studio
8 127 (3.17%) Subversion
9 126 (3.15%) WebDriver
10 109 (2.72%) NUnit
11 106 (2.65%) Team Foundation Server
12 102 (2.55%) Bitbucket
13 95 (2.37%) JUnit
14 78 (1.95%) Gradle
15 76 (1.90%) MSTest
16 70 (1.75%) Maven
17 53 (1.32%) SoapUI
18 49 (1.22%) gulp
19 46 (1.15%) Vagrant
20 45 (1.12%) Jasmine
General
1 959 (23.95%) Finance
2 299 (7.47%) Retail
3 269 (6.72%) Banking
4 203 (5.07%) Marketing
5 144 (3.60%) Games
6 134 (3.35%) Advertising
7 123 (3.07%) Telecoms
8 113 (2.82%) Manufacturing
9 92 (2.30%) Electronics
10 85 (2.12%) Law
11 79 (1.97%) Investment Banking
12 64 (1.60%) Legal
13 35 (0.87%) Retail Banking
14 32 (0.80%) Automotive
15 26 (0.65%) Back Office
16 19 (0.47%) Military
17 15 (0.37%) German Language
18 13 (0.32%) Financial Institution
18 13 (0.32%) French Language
18 13 (0.32%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 1923 (48.01%) Developer
2 714 (17.83%) .NET Developer
3 377 (9.41%) C# Developer
4 338 (8.44%) Java Developer
4 338 (8.44%) Senior Developer
5 325 (8.11%) Analyst
6 279 (6.97%) Software Engineer
7 267 (6.67%) C# .NET Developer
8 237 (5.92%) Software Developer
9 221 (5.52%) Business Analyst
10 202 (5.04%) Project Manager
11 194 (4.84%) PHP Developer
12 160 (4.00%) ASP.NET Developer
13 149 (3.72%) Tester
14 147 (3.67%) C# ASP.NET Developer
15 134 (3.35%) Lead Developer
16 133 (3.32%) .NET Software Developer
17 132 (3.30%) Architect
18 119 (2.97%) Junior
19 116 (2.90%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1302 (32.51%) .NET
2 902 (22.52%) ASP.NET
3 864 (21.57%) HTML
4 809 (20.20%) CSS
5 621 (15.51%) ASP.NET MVC
6 614 (15.33%) AngularJS
7 587 (14.66%) Web Services
8 519 (12.96%) RESTful
9 487 (12.16%) jQuery
10 465 (11.61%) ASP.NET Web API
11 414 (10.34%) Node.js
12 381 (9.51%) HTML5
13 365 (9.11%) WCF
14 355 (8.86%) Spring
15 353 (8.81%) .NET Framework
16 314 (7.84%) XML
17 310 (7.74%) ASP.NET MVC 5
18 293 (7.32%) REST
19 286 (7.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 276 (6.89%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 247 (6.17%) Analytical Skills
2 233 (5.82%) Computer Science
3 224 (5.59%) User Experience
4 215 (5.37%) Greenfield Project
5 199 (4.97%) Mobile App
6 119 (2.97%) iPad
7 105 (2.62%) Fintech
8 100 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
9 53 (1.32%) Management Information System
9 53 (1.32%) PMI
10 47 (1.17%) iPhone
11 46 (1.15%) N-Tier
12 38 (0.95%) Data Structures
13 31 (0.77%) Life Science
14 30 (0.75%) Algorithms
15 29 (0.72%) Social Network
16 28 (0.70%) Virtual Team
17 23 (0.57%) Mainframe
18 21 (0.52%) Public Cloud
19 19 (0.47%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 437 (10.91%) Linux
2 258 (6.44%) Windows
3 155 (3.87%) Android
4 143 (3.57%) Unix
5 132 (3.30%) Apple iOS
6 39 (0.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 33 (0.82%) CentOS
8 22 (0.55%) Mac OS
9 20 (0.50%) Windows Server
10 17 (0.42%) Ubuntu
11 10 (0.25%) Windows Server 2012
12 4 (0.100%) AIX
12 4 (0.100%) Windows 7
12 4 (0.100%) Windows Server 2008
13 3 (0.075%) Debian
13 3 (0.075%) Windows Embedded Compact
13 3 (0.075%) Windows Vista
13 3 (0.075%) Windows XP
14 2 (0.050%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.050%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 1167 (29.14%) Scrum
2 1121 (27.99%) MVC
3 1058 (26.42%) TDD
4 656 (16.38%) Software Engineering
5 571 (14.26%) DevOps
6 569 (14.21%) BDD
7 566 (14.13%) Test Automation
8 564 (14.08%) SDLC
9 543 (13.56%) Continuous Integration
10 459 (11.46%) OO
11 374 (9.34%) E-Commerce
12 358 (8.94%) Project Management
13 350 (8.74%) Waterfall
14 330 (8.24%) Web Application Development
15 329 (8.21%) Web Development
16 308 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
17 307 (7.67%) Kanban
18 267 (6.67%) Mentoring
19 249 (6.22%) Business Intelligence
20 222 (5.54%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 1273 (31.79%) C#
2 1110 (27.72%) JavaScript
3 1006 (25.12%) Java
4 863 (21.55%) SQL
5 366 (9.14%) PHP
6 339 (8.46%) Ruby
7 274 (6.84%) Python
8 202 (5.04%) T-SQL
9 180 (4.49%) C++
10 155 (3.87%) C
11 97 (2.42%) Bash Shell
12 71 (1.77%) Objective-C
13 70 (1.75%) Scala
14 69 (1.72%) TypeScript
15 68 (1.70%) Shell Script
16 63 (1.57%) F#
17 59 (1.47%) Apple Swift
17 59 (1.47%) PL/SQL
18 48 (1.20%) VB.NET
19 45 (1.12%) Go
Qualifications
1 426 (10.64%) Degree
2 120 (3.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 110 (2.75%) Security Cleared
4 100 (2.50%) ISEB
5 77 (1.92%) PMI Certification
6 75 (1.87%) ISTQB
7 60 (1.50%) DV Cleared
8 39 (0.97%) PMP
9 36 (0.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 35 (0.87%) SC Cleared
11 32 (0.80%) Numerate Degree
12 24 (0.60%) Microsoft Certification
13 22 (0.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 20 (0.50%) Master's Degree
15 14 (0.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 12 (0.30%) APMG
17 11 (0.27%) CISM
17 11 (0.27%) ITIL Certification
17 11 (0.27%) Sun Certification
18 10 (0.25%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 290 (7.24%) QA
2 47 (1.17%) PMO
3 20 (0.50%) SLA
4 17 (0.42%) Data Quality
4 17 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 15 (0.37%) GDPR
6 10 (0.25%) PCI DSS
6 10 (0.25%) PMBOK
7 5 (0.12%) ISO 22301
7 5 (0.12%) Web Application Security Consortium
8 4 (0.100%) ISO 9001
8 4 (0.100%) PSD2
8 4 (0.100%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (0.075%) GCP
9 3 (0.075%) P3O
10 2 (0.050%) COBIT
10 2 (0.050%) ISO/IEC 15288
11 1 (0.025%) HIPAA
11 1 (0.025%) MiFID
11 1 (0.025%) TickIT
System Software
1 178 (4.44%) Docker
2 47 (1.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (0.70%) Active Directory
4 23 (0.57%) Hyper-V
5 22 (0.55%) Xen
6 21 (0.52%) XenServer
7 19 (0.47%) vSphere
8 7 (0.17%) Virtual Machines
9 6 (0.15%) VirtualBox
10 5 (0.12%) Apache Flume
10 5 (0.12%) HDFS
11 4 (0.100%) Firmware
12 3 (0.075%) Microsoft App-V
12 3 (0.075%) VMware ESXi
12 3 (0.075%) XenApp
13 2 (0.050%) KVM
13 2 (0.050%) vCloud
13 2 (0.050%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 176 (4.39%) Puppet
2 147 (3.67%) Opscode Chef
3 80 (2.00%) Ansible
4 78 (1.95%) Kibana
5 64 (1.60%) Kubernetes
6 31 (0.77%) Terraform
7 30 (0.75%) Business Desktop Deployment
7 30 (0.75%) WSUS
8 26 (0.65%) Cobbler
9 24 (0.60%) Tivoli
10 21 (0.52%) SCCM
10 21 (0.52%) ZABBIX
11 19 (0.47%) Nagios
12 18 (0.45%) Packer
13 13 (0.32%) Prometheus
14 11 (0.27%) Ambari
15 10 (0.25%) Salt
16 8 (0.20%) Capistrano
17 5 (0.12%) SCOrch
18 4 (0.100%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 489 (12.21%) Microsoft
2 276 (6.89%) Oracle
3 226 (5.64%) Google
4 127 (3.17%) SAP
5 78 (1.95%) Zend
6 71 (1.77%) VMware
7 64 (1.60%) Facebook
8 58 (1.45%) Salesforce.com
9 54 (1.35%) Red Hat
10 48 (1.20%) Xamarin
11 47 (1.17%) Capita
12 44 (1.10%) Adobe
13 36 (0.90%) Atlassian
13 36 (0.90%) IBM
13 36 (0.90%) Twitter
14 34 (0.85%) hybris
15 32 (0.80%) Apple
16 23 (0.57%) Cognizant
16 23 (0.57%) EnterpriseDB
17 19 (0.47%) Tableau