Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Agile Software Development
England > North West
6 months to
20 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 2 2 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 +4
Permanent jobs citing Agile Software Development 3694 3160 3189
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 28.96% 25.96% 24.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 32.31% 29.07% 27.09%
Number of salaries quoted 3113 2798 2742
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 £27,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £51,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +1.94% +3.00% +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 11432 10869 11774
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 89.61% 89.28% 89.66%
Number of salaries quoted 9079 9097 9648
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +2.56%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £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 20 October 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 20 October 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 2506 £45,000 - 169
Cheshire +4 806 £42,500 +10.39% 46
Merseyside +3 209 £45,000 +12.50% 22
Lancashire -5 138 £35,500 -5.33% 14
Cumbria +14 17 £42,500 -5.56%
Agile Software Development
England

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 1271 (34.41%) .NET
2 1255 (33.97%) C#
3 1080 (29.24%) MVC
4 1074 (29.07%) JavaScript
5 1058 (28.64%) Scrum
6 977 (26.45%) TDD
7 959 (25.96%) SQL Server
8 894 (24.20%) Java
9 886 (23.98%) ASP.NET
10 865 (23.42%) SQL
11 863 (23.36%) HTML
12 856 (23.17%) Finance
13 787 (21.30%) CSS
14 613 (16.59%) Software Engineering
15 604 (16.35%) ASP.NET MVC
16 583 (15.78%) AngularJS
17 571 (15.46%) Web Services
18 553 (14.97%) Continuous Integration
19 544 (14.73%) Test Automation
20 530 (14.35%) Git (software)
21 529 (14.32%) SDLC
22 526 (14.24%) DevOps
23 515 (13.94%) Microsoft
24 507 (13.72%) BDD
25 486 (13.16%) jQuery
26 466 (12.62%) ASP.NET Web API
27 455 (12.32%) RESTful
28 444 (12.02%) OO
29 432 (11.69%) Linux
30 414 (11.21%) Degree

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
1 122 (3.30%) Apache
2 88 (2.38%) Elasticsearch
3 69 (1.87%) Confluence
4 60 (1.62%) SharePoint
5 58 (1.57%) Apache Spark
5 58 (1.57%) Tomcat
6 47 (1.27%) CMS
7 34 (0.92%) JBoss
7 34 (0.92%) WebSphere
8 30 (0.81%) OpenStack
9 27 (0.73%) WebLogic
10 26 (0.70%) nginx
11 23 (0.62%) BizTalk Server
11 23 (0.62%) CloudStack
11 23 (0.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 19 (0.51%) IIS
12 19 (0.51%) SAS
13 18 (0.49%) Umbraco
14 17 (0.46%) EPiServer
14 17 (0.46%) WordPress
Applications
1 33 (0.89%) Photoshop
2 29 (0.79%) Microsoft Excel
3 26 (0.70%) Microsoft Office
3 26 (0.70%) Microsoft Project
4 25 (0.68%) MS Visio
5 14 (0.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 13 (0.35%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 11 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
8 10 (0.27%) Adobe Illustrator
8 10 (0.27%) Chatbot
8 10 (0.27%) InVision
9 4 (0.11%) SPSS
10 3 (0.081%) Camtasia
10 3 (0.081%) UXPin
11 1 (0.027%) Mingle
11 1 (0.027%) Pixate
11 1 (0.027%) Weka
Business Applications
1 33 (0.89%) Magento
2 24 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
3 11 (0.30%) SAP Hybris
4 9 (0.24%) Adobe Campaign
5 7 (0.19%) Oracle ERP
5 7 (0.19%) Shopify
6 6 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
6 6 (0.16%) Visualfiles
7 5 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
8 4 (0.11%) Hyperion Planning
8 4 (0.11%) Maximo
8 4 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
8 4 (0.11%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 3 (0.081%) Oracle BPM
9 3 (0.081%) Remedy ITSM
9 3 (0.081%) SAP S/4HANA
9 3 (0.081%) Workfront
10 2 (0.054%) SAP CO
10 2 (0.054%) SAP CRM
10 2 (0.054%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 387 (10.48%) Amazon AWS
2 367 (9.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 85 (2.30%) GitHub
4 75 (2.03%) SaaS
5 34 (0.92%) Google Cloud Platform
6 32 (0.87%) Google Play
7 30 (0.81%) AWS CloudFormation
8 26 (0.70%) OpenShift
9 25 (0.68%) Office 365
10 20 (0.54%) Amazon EMR
11 18 (0.49%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 17 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
13 16 (0.43%) npm
14 15 (0.41%) Force.com
14 15 (0.41%) Serverless
15 14 (0.38%) PaaS
16 11 (0.30%) AWS Lambda
17 8 (0.22%) Amazon ElastiCache
18 7 (0.19%) Google App Engine
18 7 (0.19%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 83 (2.25%) HTTP
2 59 (1.60%) Internet
3 23 (0.62%) Firewall
4 17 (0.46%) Broadband
5 16 (0.43%) LDAP
6 14 (0.38%) VPN
7 13 (0.35%) SAN
8 12 (0.32%) Ethernet
8 12 (0.32%) LAN
8 12 (0.32%) VoIP
8 12 (0.32%) WAN
9 11 (0.30%) Intranet
9 11 (0.30%) TCP/IP
10 9 (0.24%) MPLS
10 9 (0.24%) OSPF
10 9 (0.24%) Wi-Fi
11 8 (0.22%) BGP
11 8 (0.22%) DMZ
11 8 (0.22%) EIGRP
11 8 (0.22%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 959 (25.96%) SQL Server
2 312 (8.45%) MySQL
3 235 (6.36%) NoSQL
4 191 (5.17%) MongoDB
5 182 (4.93%) SQL Server 2014
6 168 (4.55%) SQL Server 2016
7 158 (4.28%) Big Data
8 141 (3.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 128 (3.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 109 (2.95%) Hadoop
10 109 (2.95%) Relational Database
11 96 (2.60%) SQL Server 2008
12 94 (2.54%) Data Warehouse
12 94 (2.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 49 (1.33%) PostgreSQL
14 47 (1.27%) DB2
15 45 (1.22%) RDBMS
16 32 (0.87%) Apache Cassandra
16 32 (0.87%) RavenDB
16 32 (0.87%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 530 (14.35%) Git (software)
2 305 (8.26%) Jenkins
3 294 (7.96%) JIRA
4 286 (7.74%) Selenium
5 153 (4.14%) Cucumber
6 146 (3.95%) Subversion
7 141 (3.82%) Visual Studio
8 138 (3.74%) TeamCity
9 116 (3.14%) WebDriver
10 115 (3.11%) Team Foundation Server
11 108 (2.92%) NUnit
12 100 (2.71%) JUnit
13 93 (2.52%) Bitbucket
14 74 (2.00%) MSTest
15 55 (1.49%) Gradle
15 55 (1.49%) Maven
16 52 (1.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 50 (1.35%) Eclipse
18 46 (1.25%) gulp
18 46 (1.25%) SoapUI
General
1 856 (23.17%) Finance
2 290 (7.85%) Retail
3 217 (5.87%) Banking
4 179 (4.85%) Marketing
5 133 (3.60%) Games
6 115 (3.11%) Telecoms
7 114 (3.09%) Manufacturing
8 97 (2.63%) Electronics
9 85 (2.30%) Advertising
10 72 (1.95%) Law
11 60 (1.62%) Legal
12 49 (1.33%) Investment Banking
13 36 (0.97%) Retail Banking
14 31 (0.84%) Back Office
15 28 (0.76%) Automotive
16 14 (0.38%) German Language
16 14 (0.38%) Military
17 13 (0.35%) French Language
17 13 (0.35%) Japanese Language
18 10 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1811 (49.03%) Developer
2 671 (18.16%) .NET Developer
3 391 (10.58%) C# Developer
4 310 (8.39%) Senior Developer
5 308 (8.34%) Java Developer
6 299 (8.09%) Analyst
7 273 (7.39%) Software Engineer
8 269 (7.28%) C# .NET Developer
9 242 (6.55%) Software Developer
10 186 (5.04%) PHP Developer
11 184 (4.98%) Business Analyst
12 169 (4.57%) Project Manager
13 165 (4.47%) ASP.NET Developer
14 153 (4.14%) C# ASP.NET Developer
15 144 (3.90%) Lead Developer
16 134 (3.63%) Tester
17 123 (3.33%) .NET Software Developer
18 122 (3.30%) Architect
19 118 (3.19%) DevOps Engineer
20 114 (3.09%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1271 (34.41%) .NET
2 886 (23.98%) ASP.NET
3 863 (23.36%) HTML
4 787 (21.30%) CSS
5 604 (16.35%) ASP.NET MVC
6 583 (15.78%) AngularJS
7 571 (15.46%) Web Services
8 486 (13.16%) jQuery
9 466 (12.62%) ASP.NET Web API
10 455 (12.32%) RESTful
11 394 (10.67%) HTML5
12 360 (9.75%) WCF
13 358 (9.69%) .NET Framework
14 357 (9.66%) Node.js
15 343 (9.29%) XML
16 306 (8.28%) Spring
17 285 (7.72%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 280 (7.58%) ASP.NET MVC 5
19 275 (7.44%) CSS3
20 266 (7.20%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 226 (6.12%) Analytical Skills
2 222 (6.01%) Computer Science
3 215 (5.82%) User Experience
4 196 (5.31%) Greenfield Project
5 172 (4.66%) Mobile App
6 158 (4.28%) iPad
7 90 (2.44%) Enterprise Software
8 80 (2.17%) Fintech
9 61 (1.65%) Data Structures
10 56 (1.52%) Management Information System
11 53 (1.43%) N-Tier
12 45 (1.22%) PMI
13 38 (1.03%) iPhone
14 31 (0.84%) Algorithms
15 30 (0.81%) Life Science
16 24 (0.65%) Social Network
17 23 (0.62%) Mainframe
17 23 (0.62%) Public Cloud
18 20 (0.54%) Virtual Team
19 19 (0.51%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 432 (11.69%) Linux
2 275 (7.44%) Windows
3 139 (3.76%) Android
4 134 (3.63%) Unix
5 112 (3.03%) Apple iOS
6 44 (1.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 33 (0.89%) CentOS
8 27 (0.73%) Mac OS
9 18 (0.49%) Windows Server
10 14 (0.38%) Ubuntu
11 12 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
12 7 (0.19%) Windows Embedded Compact
12 7 (0.19%) Windows Server 2008
13 5 (0.14%) Mac OS X
14 4 (0.11%) AIX
14 4 (0.11%) Debian
14 4 (0.11%) Windows 7
15 3 (0.081%) Windows 10
15 3 (0.081%) Windows Vista
15 3 (0.081%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1080 (29.24%) MVC
2 1058 (28.64%) Scrum
3 977 (26.45%) TDD
4 613 (16.59%) Software Engineering
5 553 (14.97%) Continuous Integration
6 544 (14.73%) Test Automation
7 529 (14.32%) SDLC
8 526 (14.24%) DevOps
9 507 (13.72%) BDD
10 444 (12.02%) OO
11 342 (9.26%) E-Commerce
12 333 (9.01%) Project Management
13 324 (8.77%) Web Development
14 307 (8.31%) Waterfall
15 305 (8.26%) Web Application Development
16 291 (7.88%) Kanban
17 259 (7.01%) Business Intelligence
18 250 (6.77%) Stakeholder Management
19 238 (6.44%) Mentoring
20 212 (5.74%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 1255 (33.97%) C#
2 1074 (29.07%) JavaScript
3 894 (24.20%) Java
4 865 (23.42%) SQL
5 330 (8.93%) PHP
6 292 (7.90%) Ruby
7 258 (6.98%) Python
8 193 (5.22%) T-SQL
9 181 (4.90%) C++
10 129 (3.49%) C
11 94 (2.54%) Bash Shell
12 72 (1.95%) TypeScript
13 68 (1.84%) Shell Script
14 59 (1.60%) VB.NET
15 57 (1.54%) F#
15 57 (1.54%) Objective-C
15 57 (1.54%) PowerShell
16 55 (1.49%) Scala
17 52 (1.41%) PL/SQL
18 46 (1.25%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 414 (11.21%) Degree
2 118 (3.19%) Computer Science Degree
3 102 (2.76%) ISEB
4 92 (2.49%) Security Cleared
5 72 (1.95%) ISTQB
6 63 (1.71%) PMI Certification
7 46 (1.25%) DV Cleared
8 34 (0.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 31 (0.84%) PMP
10 24 (0.65%) SC Cleared
11 23 (0.62%) Numerate Degree
12 20 (0.54%) Microsoft Certification
13 19 (0.51%) Master's Degree
13 19 (0.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 14 (0.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 13 (0.35%) PhD
16 11 (0.30%) APMG
17 9 (0.24%) MCPD
17 9 (0.24%) MCSD
17 9 (0.24%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 248 (6.71%) QA
2 38 (1.03%) PMO
3 19 (0.51%) Data Quality
4 18 (0.49%) SLA
5 15 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 11 (0.30%) GDPR
7 9 (0.24%) PMBOK
8 7 (0.19%) PCI DSS
9 6 (0.16%) ISO 22301
10 5 (0.14%) MiFID
11 4 (0.11%) HIPAA
11 4 (0.11%) ISO 9001
12 3 (0.081%) P3O
12 3 (0.081%) Web Application Security Consortium
13 2 (0.054%) ISO/IEC 15288
13 2 (0.054%) PSD2
13 2 (0.054%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 1 (0.027%) COBIT
14 1 (0.027%) Cyber Essentials
14 1 (0.027%) TickIT
System Software
1 137 (3.71%) Docker
2 55 (1.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (1.03%) Xen
4 30 (0.81%) Hyper-V
5 27 (0.73%) Active Directory
6 26 (0.70%) vSphere
6 26 (0.70%) XenServer
7 17 (0.46%) Virtual Machines
7 17 (0.46%) VirtualBox
8 6 (0.16%) Firmware
9 3 (0.081%) Apache Flume
9 3 (0.081%) HDFS
9 3 (0.081%) KVM
9 3 (0.081%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (0.081%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (0.081%) XenApp
10 2 (0.054%) vCloud
10 2 (0.054%) VMware NSX
10 2 (0.054%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.027%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 200 (5.41%) Puppet
2 157 (4.25%) Opscode Chef
3 101 (2.73%) Ansible
4 73 (1.98%) Kibana
5 45 (1.22%) Kubernetes
6 26 (0.70%) Business Desktop Deployment
6 26 (0.70%) Cobbler
6 26 (0.70%) WSUS
7 24 (0.65%) Tivoli
8 21 (0.57%) Terraform
9 19 (0.51%) ZABBIX
10 17 (0.46%) Nagios
11 16 (0.43%) SCCM
12 13 (0.35%) Packer
13 10 (0.27%) Ambari
13 10 (0.27%) Salt
14 8 (0.22%) Capistrano
15 7 (0.19%) Prometheus
16 6 (0.16%) HP Quality Center
17 4 (0.11%) Cacti
Vendors
1 515 (13.94%) Microsoft
2 248 (6.71%) Oracle
3 154 (4.17%) Google
4 126 (3.41%) SAP
5 82 (2.22%) VMware
6 75 (2.03%) Zend
7 52 (1.41%) Facebook
8 47 (1.27%) IBM
9 44 (1.19%) Red Hat
9 44 (1.19%) Xamarin
10 42 (1.14%) Adobe
10 42 (1.14%) Salesforce.com
11 31 (0.84%) hybris
12 30 (0.81%) Atlassian
13 27 (0.73%) Cognizant
14 24 (0.65%) EnterpriseDB
15 23 (0.62%) Apple
16 20 (0.54%) Capita
17 18 (0.49%) Sitecore
17 18 (0.49%) Tableau