Period
to 16 October 2018

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 16 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Agile Software Development
England > North West
6 months to
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1 2 2
Rank change year-on-year +1 0 0
Permanent jobs citing Agile Software Development 3,744 3,737 3,131
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 31.82% 29.12% 25.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 35.01% 31.97% 28.50%
Number of salaries quoted 3,134 3,155 2,768
North West median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £51,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +2.94% +2.00%

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 10,693 11,690 10,985
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 90.87% 91.10% 90.96%
Number of salaries quoted 8,567 9,306 9,183
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £68,750 £65,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £52,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.00% - +5.26%

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 16 October 2018.

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 16 October 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
Manchester +1 2,531 £47,500 +5.56% 461
Cheshire +2 856 £47,500 +11.76% 133
Merseyside -3 165 £41,444 -7.90% 51
Lancashire +7 164 £45,000 +25.87% 50
Cumbria -4 7 £42,500 - 1
Agile Software Development
England

For the 6 months to 16 October 2018, IT jobs citing Agile Software Development also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the North West region with a requirement for Agile Software Development.

1 1,217 (32.51%) .NET
2 1,181 (31.54%) C#
3 1,058 (28.26%) Scrum
4 968 (25.85%) JavaScript
5 919 (24.55%) TDD
6 820 (21.90%) SQL Server
7 817 (21.82%) Java
8 794 (21.21%) Continuous Integration
9 781 (20.86%) SQL
10 772 (20.62%) MVC
11 761 (20.33%) HTML
12 684 (18.27%) CSS
13 677 (18.08%) Finance
14 673 (17.98%) DevOps
15 672 (17.95%) AngularJS
16 628 (16.77%) ASP.NET
17 601 (16.05%) Software Engineering
18 541 (14.45%) Test Automation
19 518 (13.84%) Git (software)
20 516 (13.78%) Microsoft Azure
21 509 (13.60%) Microsoft
22 480 (12.82%) BDD
23 473 (12.63%) Amazon AWS
24 469 (12.53%) ASP.NET MVC
25 426 (11.38%) RESTful
26 414 (11.06%) OO
27 411 (10.98%) ASP.NET Web API
28 405 (10.82%) SDLC
29 374 (9.99%) Problem-Solving
30 370 (9.88%) 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
1 145 (3.87%) Confluence
2 95 (2.54%) IIS
3 86 (2.30%) Elasticsearch
4 65 (1.74%) CMS
5 58 (1.55%) Apache
6 47 (1.26%) Apache Spark
7 33 (0.88%) Cloud Foundry
8 31 (0.83%) SharePoint
9 27 (0.72%) WebSphere
10 25 (0.67%) Sitecore CMS
11 21 (0.56%) nginx
12 20 (0.53%) Alfresco
12 20 (0.53%) JBoss
13 19 (0.51%) Tomcat
14 17 (0.45%) WebLogic
15 15 (0.40%) Umbraco
16 12 (0.32%) Apache Pig
17 11 (0.29%) Adobe Experience Manager
17 11 (0.29%) OpenStack
18 10 (0.27%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 41 (1.10%) Microsoft Project
2 39 (1.04%) MS Visio
3 27 (0.72%) Microsoft Excel
4 22 (0.59%) Microsoft Office
5 21 (0.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 18 (0.48%) Photoshop
7 13 (0.35%) Adobe Illustrator
8 11 (0.29%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 9 (0.24%) Camtasia
9 9 (0.24%) InVision
10 6 (0.16%) Chatbot
11 3 (0.080%) Adobe After Effects
11 3 (0.080%) Spreadsheet
12 1 (0.027%) Flinto
12 1 (0.027%) InDesign
12 1 (0.027%) Mingle
12 1 (0.027%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 37 (0.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (0.37%) Dynamics AX
3 12 (0.32%) Magento
3 12 (0.32%) SAP Hybris
4 10 (0.27%) Oracle Applications
5 8 (0.21%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 7 (0.19%) Oracle ERP
7 6 (0.16%) SAP S/4HANA
8 5 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
8 5 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
8 5 (0.13%) Oracle HRMS
8 5 (0.13%) Oracle iProcurement
8 5 (0.13%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 5 (0.13%) SAP FI
8 5 (0.13%) SAP SD
9 4 (0.11%) Infor SunSystems
9 4 (0.11%) SAP MM
9 4 (0.11%) SAP PP
9 4 (0.11%) SAP QM
9 4 (0.11%) TIBCO iProcess
Cloud Services
1 516 (13.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 473 (12.63%) Amazon AWS
3 102 (2.72%) SaaS
4 74 (1.98%) Cloud Computing
5 71 (1.90%) AWS CloudFormation
6 70 (1.87%) Amazon EC2
7 65 (1.74%) GitHub
8 58 (1.55%) Google Cloud Platform
9 47 (1.26%) Amazon S3
10 45 (1.20%) Amazon SQS
11 44 (1.18%) Azure Active Directory
12 38 (1.01%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 37 (0.99%) PaaS
14 35 (0.93%) npm
15 29 (0.77%) OpenShift
16 28 (0.75%) Dynamics 365
16 28 (0.75%) IaaS
17 27 (0.72%) Google Play
18 17 (0.45%) Amazon EMR
19 16 (0.43%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 136 (3.63%) Internet
2 60 (1.60%) HTTP
3 37 (0.99%) Firewall
4 31 (0.83%) SSL
5 28 (0.75%) Broadband
6 25 (0.67%) Hyperconnected
6 25 (0.67%) TCP/IP
7 21 (0.56%) DNS
7 21 (0.56%) VPN
8 18 (0.48%) LAN
9 17 (0.45%) SAN
9 17 (0.45%) Wi-Fi
10 15 (0.40%) WAN
11 14 (0.37%) Bluetooth
12 12 (0.32%) ATM
12 12 (0.32%) SMS
12 12 (0.32%) Unified Communications
13 11 (0.29%) Network Security
14 9 (0.24%) DHCP
15 8 (0.21%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 820 (21.90%) SQL Server
2 278 (7.43%) NoSQL
3 276 (7.37%) SQL Server 2016
4 215 (5.74%) MongoDB
5 207 (5.53%) MySQL
6 142 (3.79%) Big Data
7 104 (2.78%) Relational Database
8 81 (2.16%) Hadoop
9 80 (2.14%) Data Warehouse
9 80 (2.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 60 (1.60%) PostgreSQL
10 60 (1.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 59 (1.58%) RavenDB
12 55 (1.47%) Amazon RDS
13 46 (1.23%) RDBMS
14 38 (1.01%) MariaDB
15 34 (0.91%) Oracle Database
16 30 (0.80%) Apache Cassandra
17 29 (0.77%) SQL Server 2014
18 28 (0.75%) Redis
Development Applications
1 518 (13.84%) Git (software)
2 364 (9.72%) JIRA
3 323 (8.63%) Jenkins
4 260 (6.94%) Selenium
5 179 (4.78%) Visual Studio
6 135 (3.61%) Cucumber
7 132 (3.53%) TeamCity
8 118 (3.15%) Team Foundation Server
9 106 (2.83%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 92 (2.46%) Octopus Deploy
11 78 (2.08%) NUnit
12 70 (1.87%) WebDriver
13 68 (1.82%) Subversion
14 63 (1.68%) SoapUI
15 60 (1.60%) Bitbucket
16 57 (1.52%) Gradle
17 56 (1.50%) JUnit
18 53 (1.42%) gulp
18 53 (1.42%) MSTest
19 50 (1.34%) Maven
General
1 677 (18.08%) Finance
2 224 (5.98%) Banking
3 215 (5.74%) Retail
4 180 (4.81%) Marketing
5 175 (4.67%) Games
6 137 (3.66%) Law
7 106 (2.83%) Advertising
8 99 (2.64%) Investment Banking
9 84 (2.24%) Electronics
10 76 (2.03%) Telecoms
11 54 (1.44%) Manufacturing
12 49 (1.31%) Military
13 33 (0.88%) Back Office
13 33 (0.88%) Legal
14 26 (0.69%) Retail Banking
15 24 (0.64%) Automotive
16 20 (0.53%) Billing
17 19 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
18 12 (0.32%) Publishing
19 7 (0.19%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1,620 (43.27%) Developer
2 653 (17.44%) .NET Developer
3 405 (10.82%) C# Developer
4 356 (9.51%) Analyst
5 298 (7.96%) C# .NET Developer
6 266 (7.10%) Senior Developer
7 259 (6.92%) Software Engineer
8 204 (5.45%) Software Developer
9 187 (4.99%) Java Developer
10 175 (4.67%) Business Analyst
10 175 (4.67%) DevOps Engineer
11 152 (4.06%) Architect
12 137 (3.66%) Project Manager
13 129 (3.45%) Lead Developer
14 127 (3.39%) Tester
15 102 (2.72%) Junior
16 95 (2.54%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
16 95 (2.54%) Test Analyst
17 94 (2.51%) C# Software Developer
18 93 (2.48%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,217 (32.51%) .NET
2 761 (20.33%) HTML
3 684 (18.27%) CSS
4 672 (17.95%) AngularJS
5 628 (16.77%) ASP.NET
6 469 (12.53%) ASP.NET MVC
7 426 (11.38%) RESTful
8 411 (10.98%) ASP.NET Web API
9 325 (8.68%) Web Services
10 313 (8.36%) React
11 297 (7.93%) HTML5
12 263 (7.02%) Node.js
13 239 (6.38%) .NET Framework
14 238 (6.36%) WCF
15 222 (5.93%) REST
16 219 (5.85%) CSS3
17 215 (5.74%) jQuery
18 201 (5.37%) Spring
19 187 (4.99%) ASP.NET MVC 5
20 184 (4.91%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 268 (7.16%) Greenfield Project
2 266 (7.10%) User Experience
3 254 (6.78%) Analytical Skills
4 205 (5.48%) Computer Science
5 146 (3.90%) Enterprise Software
6 134 (3.58%) Mobile App
7 109 (2.91%) Fintech
8 87 (2.32%) Self-Motivation
9 64 (1.71%) Management Information System
10 49 (1.31%) N-Tier
11 43 (1.15%) PMI
12 38 (1.01%) Private Cloud
13 34 (0.91%) Internet of Things
14 32 (0.85%) Online Banking
15 26 (0.69%) iPhone
15 26 (0.69%) Social Network
16 25 (0.67%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
17 24 (0.64%) Data Centre
18 23 (0.61%) Algorithms
19 22 (0.59%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 345 (9.21%) Linux
2 244 (6.52%) Windows
3 139 (3.71%) Android
4 95 (2.54%) Apple iOS
5 64 (1.71%) Unix
6 50 (1.34%) Windows Server
7 38 (1.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 28 (0.75%) Windows Server 2008
9 20 (0.53%) CentOS
10 15 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
11 11 (0.29%) Windows Server 2003
12 8 (0.21%) Ubuntu
12 8 (0.21%) Windows 10
13 6 (0.16%) Embedded Linux
14 5 (0.13%) pSOS
15 3 (0.080%) Windows 7
16 2 (0.053%) AIX
16 2 (0.053%) SUSE
17 1 (0.027%) HPUX
17 1 (0.027%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,058 (28.26%) Scrum
2 919 (24.55%) TDD
3 794 (21.21%) Continuous Integration
4 772 (20.62%) MVC
5 673 (17.98%) DevOps
6 601 (16.05%) Software Engineering
7 541 (14.45%) Test Automation
8 480 (12.82%) BDD
9 414 (11.06%) OO
10 405 (10.82%) SDLC
11 374 (9.99%) Problem-Solving
12 340 (9.08%) Mentoring
13 323 (8.63%) Waterfall
14 305 (8.15%) Kanban
15 292 (7.80%) Web Application Development
16 267 (7.13%) Project Management
17 265 (7.08%) E-Commerce
17 265 (7.08%) Stakeholder Management
18 248 (6.62%) Microservices
19 237 (6.33%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 1,181 (31.54%) C#
2 968 (25.85%) JavaScript
3 817 (21.82%) Java
4 781 (20.86%) SQL
5 290 (7.75%) Python
6 229 (6.12%) PHP
7 195 (5.21%) Ruby
8 160 (4.27%) T-SQL
9 149 (3.98%) C++
10 82 (2.19%) C
11 79 (2.11%) TypeScript
12 72 (1.92%) Java 8
13 65 (1.74%) Perl
14 62 (1.66%) Scala
15 60 (1.60%) Go
16 45 (1.20%) ES6
17 44 (1.18%) PL/SQL
18 43 (1.15%) Bash Shell
18 43 (1.15%) PowerShell
19 42 (1.12%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 370 (9.88%) Degree
2 101 (2.70%) Computer Science Degree
3 85 (2.27%) Security Cleared
4 75 (2.00%) ISTQB
5 71 (1.90%) PMI Certification
6 64 (1.71%) ISEB
7 40 (1.07%) PMP
8 38 (1.01%) SC Cleared
9 33 (0.88%) DV Cleared
10 29 (0.77%) Numerate Degree
11 21 (0.56%) ITIL Certification
12 14 (0.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 14 (0.37%) Microsoft Certification
13 11 (0.29%) DBS Check
14 10 (0.27%) AWS Certification
14 10 (0.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 9 (0.24%) APMG
16 8 (0.21%) Master's Degree
16 8 (0.21%) RHCE
16 8 (0.21%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 281 (7.51%) QA
2 46 (1.23%) GDPR
3 40 (1.07%) PMO
4 21 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 17 (0.45%) Data Quality
6 10 (0.27%) COBIT
6 10 (0.27%) ISO 9001
6 10 (0.27%) SLA
7 9 (0.24%) PCI DSS
8 3 (0.080%) Disclosure Scotland
8 3 (0.080%) ISO 15765
9 2 (0.053%) PSD2
9 2 (0.053%) WCAG
9 2 (0.053%) Web Application Security Consortium
10 1 (0.027%) EMIR
10 1 (0.027%) GPG13
10 1 (0.027%) IFRS
10 1 (0.027%) MiFID
10 1 (0.027%) P3O
10 1 (0.027%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 257 (6.86%) Docker
2 99 (2.64%) Active Directory
3 72 (1.92%) Virtual Machines
4 65 (1.74%) VMware Infrastructure
5 41 (1.10%) Hyper-V
6 22 (0.59%) Xen
7 15 (0.40%) VirtualBox
8 13 (0.35%) KVM
8 13 (0.35%) vSphere
9 10 (0.27%) XenServer
10 5 (0.13%) HDFS
11 4 (0.11%) Firmware
11 4 (0.11%) Microsoft App-V
11 4 (0.11%) XenApp
11 4 (0.11%) XenDesktop
12 2 (0.053%) VMware ESXi
13 1 (0.027%) EMC RecoverPoint
13 1 (0.027%) LXC
13 1 (0.027%) RACF
13 1 (0.027%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 212 (5.66%) Ansible
2 174 (4.65%) Opscode Chef
3 171 (4.57%) Puppet
4 116 (3.10%) Kubernetes
5 85 (2.27%) Terraform
6 44 (1.18%) Packer
7 37 (0.99%) Docker Swarm
8 31 (0.83%) Salt
9 27 (0.72%) Consul
10 24 (0.64%) Nagios
11 21 (0.56%) Grafana
11 21 (0.56%) Graphite
12 19 (0.51%) Kibana
12 19 (0.51%) Opsview
12 19 (0.51%) ZABBIX
13 16 (0.43%) SCCM
14 12 (0.32%) Mesos
15 10 (0.27%) HP Quality Center
16 9 (0.24%) AirWatch
16 9 (0.24%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 509 (13.60%) Microsoft
2 185 (4.94%) Oracle
3 173 (4.62%) Google
4 95 (2.54%) VMware
5 80 (2.14%) SAP
6 71 (1.90%) Facebook
7 58 (1.55%) New Relic
8 54 (1.44%) Twitter
9 49 (1.31%) Red Hat
10 45 (1.20%) Xamarin
11 38 (1.01%) Trend Micro
12 30 (0.80%) Adobe
13 29 (0.77%) Salesforce.com
13 29 (0.77%) Sitecore
13 29 (0.77%) Tableau
14 28 (0.75%) Apple
14 28 (0.75%) HP
14 28 (0.75%) IBM
15 27 (0.72%) Atlassian
16 24 (0.64%) Zend