Period
to 6 March 2021

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 6 March 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Agile Software Development
England > North West
6 months to
6 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 2 1 1
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 0
Permanent jobs citing Agile Software Development 1,413 2,748 3,353
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North West 25.69% 32.73% 32.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 27.40% 35.60% 35.23%
Number of salaries quoted 1,529 2,419 2,974
Median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £73,750 £72,500 £72,500
England median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%

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 5,157 7,719 9,517
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 93.75% 91.93% 91.84%
Number of salaries quoted 4,246 6,191 7,651
Median annual salary £48,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.78% - -
10th Percentile £30,500 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £70,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%

Agile Software Development
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Agile Software Development as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing Agile Software Development in the North West over the 6 months to 6 March 2021.

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 6 March 2021. 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 1,017 £52,500 +5.00% 328
Cheshire -3 196 £45,000 - 67
Merseyside +4 97 £45,000 -3.74% 44
Lancashire -1 82 £42,500 -11.66% 26
Cumbria -10 11 £45,000 +12.50% 10
Agile Software Development
England

For the 6 months to 6 March 2021, 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.

1 425 (30.08%) JavaScript
2 356 (25.19%) DevOps
3 341 (24.13%) AWS
4 314 (22.22%) C#
5 311 (22.01%) Azure
6 286 (20.24%) .NET
7 282 (19.96%) Scrum
8 259 (18.33%) Software Engineering
9 247 (17.48%) Java
10 243 (17.20%) SQL
11 230 (16.28%) TDD
12 225 (15.92%) Docker
13 221 (15.64%) HTML
14 219 (15.50%) SQL Server
15 212 (15.00%) CSS
16 210 (14.86%) Finance
17 185 (13.09%) Microsoft
18 183 (12.95%) Python
19 181 (12.81%) Git (software)
20 177 (12.53%) Test Automation
21 176 (12.46%) Kubernetes
22 175 (12.38%) React
23 168 (11.89%) Terraform
24 159 (11.25%) AngularJS
25 157 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
26 151 (10.69%) Microservices
27 150 (10.62%) Node.js
28 148 (10.47%) User Experience
29 143 (10.12%) Linux
30 140 (9.91%) MVC

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 66 (4.67%) Confluence
2 54 (3.82%) CMS
3 24 (1.70%) SharePoint
4 19 (1.34%) Sitecore CMS
5 15 (1.06%) Umbraco
6 12 (0.85%) IIS
7 10 (0.71%) Drupal
8 9 (0.64%) Elasticsearch
9 8 (0.57%) Kentico
10 7 (0.50%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 7 (0.50%) Apache Spark
10 7 (0.50%) OpenStack
11 6 (0.42%) BizTalk Server
11 6 (0.42%) JBoss
12 5 (0.35%) nginx
13 4 (0.28%) IBM Domino
13 4 (0.28%) Mendix
14 3 (0.21%) Apache
14 3 (0.21%) Headless CMS
14 3 (0.21%) WordPress
Applications
1 22 (1.56%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (1.42%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (0.57%) Sketch
4 5 (0.35%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.28%) Adobe Illustrator
5 4 (0.28%) Adobe XD
5 4 (0.28%) InVision
5 4 (0.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.28%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.14%) Figma
6 2 (0.14%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.14%) UXPin
7 1 (0.071%) OmniGraffle
7 1 (0.071%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 10 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
1 10 (0.71%) Magento
2 7 (0.50%) Shopify
3 4 (0.28%) BASE24
4 3 (0.21%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.14%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 1 (0.071%) Aareon QL
6 1 (0.071%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.071%) GoldMine
6 1 (0.071%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.071%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.071%) SAP IBP
6 1 (0.071%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 341 (24.13%) AWS
2 311 (22.01%) Azure
3 75 (5.31%) AWS CloudFormation
4 69 (4.88%) GCP
5 67 (4.74%) Serverless
6 65 (4.60%) Power Platform
7 64 (4.53%) SaaS
8 36 (2.55%) PaaS
9 31 (2.19%) IaaS
10 26 (1.84%) AWS Lambda
11 24 (1.70%) Amazon EKS
12 22 (1.56%) Cloud Computing
13 17 (1.20%) Microsoft 365
14 16 (1.13%) Amazon EC2
14 16 (1.13%) GitHub
15 14 (0.99%) Amazon ECS
16 12 (0.85%) Pulumi
17 10 (0.71%) Dynamics 365
17 10 (0.71%) PowerApps
18 8 (0.57%) AWS CodePipeline
Communications & Networking
1 14 (0.99%) Firewall
2 13 (0.92%) VLAN
3 12 (0.85%) VPN
4 11 (0.78%) IPv4
4 11 (0.78%) OSPF
5 9 (0.64%) HTTP
6 6 (0.42%) Internet
6 6 (0.42%) TCP/IP
7 5 (0.35%) Unified Communications
8 4 (0.28%) ATM
8 4 (0.28%) DNS
8 4 (0.28%) FTP
8 4 (0.28%) Skype
9 3 (0.21%) DHCP
9 3 (0.21%) HTTPS
9 3 (0.21%) SSL
10 2 (0.14%) Network Security
10 2 (0.14%) PBX
10 2 (0.14%) VoIP
11 1 (0.071%) Asterisk PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 219 (15.50%) SQL Server
2 99 (7.01%) MySQL
3 63 (4.46%) Data Warehouse
4 56 (3.96%) Power BI
5 55 (3.89%) NoSQL
6 42 (2.97%) PostgreSQL
7 40 (2.83%) MongoDB
8 39 (2.76%) Relational Database
8 39 (2.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 39 (2.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 27 (1.91%) Big Data
9 27 (1.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 17 (1.20%) Data Lake
11 16 (1.13%) SQL Server 2016
12 15 (1.06%) Cosmos DB
13 13 (0.92%) Amazon Redshift
14 12 (0.85%) BusinessObjects
15 10 (0.71%) Azure SQL Database
16 9 (0.64%) Hadoop
17 8 (0.57%) SQL Server 2019
Development Applications
1 181 (12.81%) Git (software)
2 124 (8.78%) JIRA
3 87 (6.16%) Jenkins
4 72 (5.10%) Visual Studio
5 62 (4.39%) Selenium
6 33 (2.34%) Cucumber
6 33 (2.34%) Octopus Deploy
6 33 (2.34%) TeamCity
7 31 (2.19%) JUnit
8 30 (2.12%) Postman
9 27 (1.91%) GitLab
10 24 (1.70%) Gradle
11 23 (1.63%) webpack
12 20 (1.42%) MSTest
13 19 (1.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 19 (1.34%) gulp
14 18 (1.27%) JMeter
14 18 (1.27%) Team Foundation Server
15 17 (1.20%) IntelliJ
15 17 (1.20%) Maven
General
1 210 (14.86%) Finance
2 88 (6.23%) Retail
3 59 (4.18%) Marketing
4 31 (2.19%) Banking
5 29 (2.05%) Law
6 28 (1.98%) Telecoms
7 27 (1.91%) Public Sector
8 24 (1.70%) Games
9 19 (1.34%) Legal
9 19 (1.34%) Manufacturing
10 11 (0.78%) Automotive
11 8 (0.57%) Electronics
11 8 (0.57%) Financial Institution
12 7 (0.50%) Housing Association
13 4 (0.28%) Advertising
13 4 (0.28%) Back Office
13 4 (0.28%) Local Government
14 2 (0.14%) Pharmaceutical
15 1 (0.071%) Aerospace
15 1 (0.071%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 556 (39.35%) Developer
2 153 (10.83%) Senior Developer
3 138 (9.77%) .NET Developer
4 112 (7.93%) Analyst
5 106 (7.50%) Software Engineer
6 95 (6.72%) Software Developer
7 94 (6.65%) DevOps Engineer
8 88 (6.23%) Java Developer
9 69 (4.88%) Architect
10 63 (4.46%) C# Developer
11 59 (4.18%) Product Owner
12 55 (3.89%) AWS Engineer
13 53 (3.75%) Business Analyst
14 49 (3.47%) Project Manager
15 47 (3.33%) PHP Developer
16 46 (3.26%) C# .NET Developer
16 46 (3.26%) React Developer
17 45 (3.18%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
17 45 (3.18%) Full Stack Developer
18 42 (2.97%) AWS DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 286 (20.24%) .NET
2 221 (15.64%) HTML
3 212 (15.00%) CSS
4 175 (12.38%) React
5 159 (11.25%) AngularJS
6 150 (10.62%) Node.js
7 126 (8.92%) .NET Core
8 100 (7.08%) RESTful
9 83 (5.87%) .NET Framework
10 80 (5.66%) ASP.NET
11 79 (5.59%) REST
12 77 (5.45%) Vue.js
13 75 (5.31%) ASP.NET Web API
14 74 (5.24%) Web Services
15 73 (5.17%) HTML5
16 66 (4.67%) jQuery
17 56 (3.96%) Laravel
18 50 (3.54%) CSS3
19 47 (3.33%) Spring
20 46 (3.26%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 148 (10.47%) User Experience
2 126 (8.92%) Analytical Skills
3 87 (6.16%) Greenfield Project
4 83 (5.87%) Mobile App
5 41 (2.90%) Self-Motivation
6 33 (2.34%) e-Learning
7 29 (2.05%) Public Cloud
8 15 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
9 14 (0.99%) Algorithms
9 14 (0.99%) Blog
10 13 (0.92%) Cloud Native
11 12 (0.85%) Linux Command Line
12 11 (0.78%) Enterprise Cloud
13 10 (0.71%) Management Information System
14 9 (0.64%) Data Centre
15 8 (0.57%) Cyberthreat
15 8 (0.57%) Virtual Team
16 7 (0.50%) Data Structures
16 7 (0.50%) Hybrid Cloud
17 5 (0.35%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 143 (10.12%) Linux
2 49 (3.47%) Android
3 45 (3.18%) Unix
4 43 (3.04%) Apple iOS
5 42 (2.97%) Windows
6 14 (0.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 13 (0.92%) Windows Server
8 4 (0.28%) Ubuntu
9 3 (0.21%) CentOS
10 2 (0.14%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 356 (25.19%) DevOps
2 282 (19.96%) Scrum
3 259 (18.33%) Software Engineering
4 230 (16.28%) TDD
5 177 (12.53%) Test Automation
6 157 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
7 151 (10.69%) Microservices
8 140 (9.91%) MVC
9 136 (9.62%) SDLC
10 133 (9.41%) Continuous Integration
11 120 (8.49%) Project Management
12 109 (7.71%) Business Intelligence
13 100 (7.08%) Stakeholder Management
14 94 (6.65%) E-Commerce
15 90 (6.37%) Front End Development
15 90 (6.37%) User Stories
16 89 (6.30%) Coaching
17 86 (6.09%) OO
18 83 (5.87%) Migration
19 80 (5.66%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 425 (30.08%) JavaScript
2 314 (22.22%) C#
3 247 (17.48%) Java
4 243 (17.20%) SQL
5 183 (12.95%) Python
6 80 (5.66%) PHP
7 79 (5.59%) Go
8 64 (4.53%) Ruby
9 63 (4.46%) TypeScript
10 48 (3.40%) PowerShell
11 44 (3.11%) C++
12 42 (2.97%) T-SQL
13 37 (2.62%) Bash Shell
14 28 (1.98%) Kotlin
15 24 (1.70%) ES6
16 23 (1.63%) Scala
17 20 (1.42%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
18 17 (1.20%) C
19 14 (0.99%) Groovy
20 12 (0.85%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 101 (7.15%) Degree
2 59 (4.18%) Security Cleared
3 42 (2.97%) SC Cleared
4 31 (2.19%) Computer Science Degree
5 22 (1.56%) AWS Certification
5 22 (1.56%) PhD
6 20 (1.42%) DV Cleared
7 15 (1.06%) ISTQB
7 15 (1.06%) Microsoft Certification
8 12 (0.85%) GIAC
9 11 (0.78%) RHCE
10 8 (0.57%) ISEB
11 6 (0.42%) TOGAF Certification
12 5 (0.35%) CEH
12 5 (0.35%) Cisco Certification
12 5 (0.35%) Master's Degree
12 5 (0.35%) MCSE
13 4 (0.28%) MCSA
13 4 (0.28%) OCP
13 4 (0.28%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 118 (8.35%) QA
2 47 (3.33%) GDPR
3 39 (2.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 16 (1.13%) ISO 9001
5 9 (0.64%) Data Quality
6 5 (0.35%) PMO
7 4 (0.28%) ISO 8583
7 4 (0.28%) NCSC
8 3 (0.21%) NIST
9 1 (0.071%) GxP
9 1 (0.071%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.071%) SLA
9 1 (0.071%) WCAG
System Software
1 225 (15.92%) Docker
2 14 (0.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (0.78%) VMware ESXi
4 9 (0.64%) Active Directory
5 2 (0.14%) HDFS
5 2 (0.14%) NFS
6 1 (0.071%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.071%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 176 (12.46%) Kubernetes
2 168 (11.89%) Terraform
3 78 (5.52%) Puppet
4 70 (4.95%) Opscode Chef
5 57 (4.03%) Ansible
6 20 (1.42%) Packer
7 7 (0.50%) Prometheus
8 6 (0.42%) Consul
8 6 (0.42%) Docker Swarm
9 5 (0.35%) CFEngine
9 5 (0.35%) Grafana
9 5 (0.35%) HP Fortify
9 5 (0.35%) Nagios
9 5 (0.35%) Single Sign-On
10 4 (0.28%) Istio
11 3 (0.21%) Kibana
11 3 (0.21%) logstash
12 2 (0.14%) Graphite
12 2 (0.14%) Salt
13 1 (0.071%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 185 (13.09%) Microsoft
2 58 (4.10%) Oracle
3 32 (2.26%) Google
4 29 (2.05%) Salesforce.com
5 22 (1.56%) Sitecore
6 21 (1.49%) Zend
7 19 (1.34%) Red Hat
8 18 (1.27%) Atlassian
9 17 (1.20%) Adobe
10 14 (0.99%) SAP
10 14 (0.99%) VMware
11 12 (0.85%) Apple
11 12 (0.85%) Aquila
11 12 (0.85%) Xamarin
12 11 (0.78%) Cognos
12 11 (0.78%) IBM
13 10 (0.71%) SaltStack
14 7 (0.50%) HP
14 7 (0.50%) HubSpot
15 6 (0.42%) ServiceNow