Period
to 22 May 2019

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 22 May 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Agile Software Development
England > North West
6 months to
22 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1 1 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 +1 0
Permanent jobs citing Agile Software Development 3,157 4,192 3,782
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 31.19% 34.43% 30.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 33.45% 37.23% 33.24%
Number of salaries quoted 2,326 3,442 3,375
North West median annual salary £49,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.89% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £32,000 £31,250 £28,750
90th Percentile £72,500 £65,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%

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 9,439 11,261 11,378
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 93.24% 92.49% 92.16%
Number of salaries quoted 7,011 9,033 9,418
North West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +12.50% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +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 22 May 2019.

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 22 May 2019. 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 2,104 £50,000 +11.11% 202
Cheshire -1 581 £47,500 +5.56% 63
Lancashire +2 338 £44,624 +11.56% 21
Merseyside -6 124 £37,718 -5.71% 23
Cumbria +3 1 - - 3
Agile Software Development
England

For the 6 months to 22 May 2019, 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.

1 824 (26.10%) C#
2 804 (25.47%) .NET
3 779 (24.68%) JavaScript
4 745 (23.60%) Java
5 646 (20.46%) Scrum
6 603 (19.10%) DevOps
7 598 (18.94%) Software Engineering
8 572 (18.12%) HTML
9 561 (17.77%) CSS
10 560 (17.74%) SQL Server
11 553 (17.52%) SQL
12 546 (17.29%) Test Automation
13 521 (16.50%) TDD
14 505 (16.00%) Finance
15 487 (15.43%) Microsoft Azure
16 482 (15.27%) Amazon AWS
17 458 (14.51%) MVC
18 442 (14.00%) Microsoft
19 430 (13.62%) Continuous Integration
20 428 (13.56%) SDLC
21 427 (13.53%) AngularJS
22 426 (13.49%) Mentoring
23 414 (13.11%) Problem-Solving
24 403 (12.77%) ASP.NET
25 397 (12.58%) Degree
26 385 (12.20%) Git (software)
27 373 (11.82%) JIRA
28 324 (10.26%) RESTful
29 311 (9.85%) OO
30 310 (9.82%) Microservices

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
1 172 (5.45%) Confluence
2 95 (3.01%) Elasticsearch
3 49 (1.55%) CMS
4 45 (1.43%) Apache
5 44 (1.39%) Apache Spark
6 29 (0.92%) IIS
7 28 (0.89%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 27 (0.86%) SharePoint
9 26 (0.82%) WebSphere
10 20 (0.63%) BizTalk Server
10 20 (0.63%) Umbraco
11 17 (0.54%) Cloud Foundry
11 17 (0.54%) SAS
12 15 (0.48%) JBoss
13 14 (0.44%) Sitecore CMS
13 14 (0.44%) Tomcat
14 13 (0.41%) Drupal
14 13 (0.41%) MS Exchange
14 13 (0.41%) nginx
15 12 (0.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 85 (2.69%) Microsoft Office
2 51 (1.62%) MS Visio
3 37 (1.17%) Microsoft Project
4 35 (1.11%) Microsoft Excel
5 24 (0.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 11 (0.35%) Photoshop
7 10 (0.32%) Adobe Illustrator
8 9 (0.29%) Adobe XD
8 9 (0.29%) InVision
8 9 (0.29%) UXPin
9 7 (0.22%) Sketch
10 4 (0.13%) Chatbot
10 4 (0.13%) Marvel
11 3 (0.095%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 3 (0.095%) Figma
11 3 (0.095%) SOLIDWORKS
12 2 (0.063%) HipChat
12 2 (0.063%) Spreadsheet
13 1 (0.032%) OmniGraffle
13 1 (0.032%) Weka
Business Applications
1 17 (0.54%) Magento
2 14 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
4 8 (0.25%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 6 (0.19%) SAP Hybris
6 5 (0.16%) FLEXCUBE
6 5 (0.16%) SAP SD
7 3 (0.095%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 2 (0.063%) SAP MM
9 1 (0.032%) CA PPM
9 1 (0.032%) Carpe Diem
9 1 (0.032%) Cognos TM1
9 1 (0.032%) Exstream
9 1 (0.032%) Oracle ERP
9 1 (0.032%) Oracle Financials
9 1 (0.032%) Payment Gateway
9 1 (0.032%) SAP CRM
9 1 (0.032%) SAP Retail
9 1 (0.032%) Shopify
9 1 (0.032%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 487 (15.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 482 (15.27%) Amazon AWS
3 110 (3.48%) Cloud Computing
4 81 (2.57%) Google Cloud Platform
5 76 (2.41%) Serverless
6 64 (2.03%) SaaS
7 59 (1.87%) Amazon S3
8 53 (1.68%) AWS CloudFormation
9 52 (1.65%) AWS Lambda
10 51 (1.62%) Amazon EC2
10 51 (1.62%) Power Platform
11 47 (1.49%) GitHub
12 43 (1.36%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 39 (1.24%) Office 365
14 37 (1.17%) PaaS
15 27 (0.86%) IaaS
16 26 (0.82%) Amazon SQS
17 21 (0.67%) Azure Active Directory
17 21 (0.67%) OpenShift
18 18 (0.57%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 227 (7.19%) Broadband
2 77 (2.44%) Internet
3 36 (1.14%) HTTP
4 28 (0.89%) Firewall
5 19 (0.60%) SSL
6 17 (0.54%) Network Security
7 16 (0.51%) DNS
8 15 (0.48%) Bluetooth
9 14 (0.44%) LAN
9 14 (0.44%) WAN
10 13 (0.41%) TCP/IP
10 13 (0.41%) Wi-Fi
11 12 (0.38%) VPN
12 10 (0.32%) SAN
13 9 (0.29%) DHCP
13 9 (0.29%) Skype
14 7 (0.22%) Calico
14 7 (0.22%) Wireless
15 5 (0.16%) Reverse Proxy
16 4 (0.13%) RFID
Database & Business Intelligence
1 560 (17.74%) SQL Server
2 200 (6.34%) NoSQL
3 166 (5.26%) MySQL
4 129 (4.09%) MongoDB
5 126 (3.99%) Big Data
6 114 (3.61%) Relational Database
7 97 (3.07%) Data Warehouse
7 97 (3.07%) SQL Server 2016
8 91 (2.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 87 (2.76%) PostgreSQL
10 66 (2.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 53 (1.68%) RDBMS
12 49 (1.55%) Power BI
13 47 (1.49%) Hadoop
14 40 (1.27%) Redis
15 34 (1.08%) Amazon RDS
16 31 (0.98%) SQL Server 2008
16 31 (0.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 30 (0.95%) Amazon Redshift
18 26 (0.82%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 385 (12.20%) Git (software)
2 373 (11.82%) JIRA
3 248 (7.86%) Jenkins
4 188 (5.96%) Selenium
5 122 (3.86%) Team Foundation Server
6 105 (3.33%) Visual Studio
7 95 (3.01%) SoapUI
8 87 (2.76%) Maven
9 83 (2.63%) gulp
10 82 (2.60%) TeamCity
11 80 (2.53%) Cucumber
12 74 (2.34%) Grunt
13 73 (2.31%) Gradle
14 58 (1.84%) webpack
15 56 (1.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 49 (1.55%) Subversion
17 48 (1.52%) JUnit
18 47 (1.49%) Bitbucket
19 44 (1.39%) NUnit
20 41 (1.30%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 505 (16.00%) Finance
2 217 (6.87%) Retail
3 179 (5.67%) Banking
4 131 (4.15%) Marketing
5 124 (3.93%) Telecoms
6 96 (3.04%) Games
7 54 (1.71%) Manufacturing
8 43 (1.36%) Automotive
9 38 (1.20%) Law
10 34 (1.08%) Legal
11 27 (0.86%) Advertising
12 26 (0.82%) Retail Banking
13 25 (0.79%) Electronics
14 24 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
15 22 (0.70%) Local Government
16 20 (0.63%) Back Office
17 19 (0.60%) Investment Banking
18 17 (0.54%) Billing
19 5 (0.16%) Publishing
20 3 (0.095%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 1,144 (36.24%) Developer
2 361 (11.43%) Analyst
3 347 (10.99%) .NET Developer
4 300 (9.50%) Software Engineer
5 299 (9.47%) C# Developer
6 281 (8.90%) Senior Developer
7 206 (6.53%) C# .NET Developer
8 200 (6.34%) Business Analyst
9 174 (5.51%) Project Manager
10 171 (5.42%) Java Developer
11 161 (5.10%) Software Developer
12 124 (3.93%) DevOps Engineer
13 123 (3.90%) Architect
14 104 (3.29%) Full Stack Developer
15 102 (3.23%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
16 99 (3.14%) Agile Developer
17 98 (3.10%) Consultant
18 94 (2.98%) Test Engineer
19 91 (2.88%) JavaScript Developer
20 82 (2.60%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 804 (25.47%) .NET
2 572 (18.12%) HTML
3 561 (17.77%) CSS
4 427 (13.53%) AngularJS
5 403 (12.77%) ASP.NET
6 324 (10.26%) RESTful
7 282 (8.93%) ASP.NET MVC
8 274 (8.68%) Web Services
9 260 (8.24%) Node.js
10 211 (6.68%) Spring
11 200 (6.34%) React
12 192 (6.08%) XML
13 188 (5.96%) ASP.NET Web API
14 184 (5.83%) jQuery
15 176 (5.57%) .NET Framework
16 148 (4.69%) REST
17 138 (4.37%) .NET Core
18 134 (4.24%) HTML5
19 127 (4.02%) Sass
19 127 (4.02%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 298 (9.44%) User Experience
2 271 (8.58%) Analytical Skills
3 201 (6.37%) Greenfield Project
4 127 (4.02%) Fintech
5 117 (3.71%) Self-Motivation
6 85 (2.69%) Mobile App
7 80 (2.53%) Data Structures
8 76 (2.41%) Enterprise Software
9 66 (2.09%) Algorithms
10 49 (1.55%) Management Information System
11 42 (1.33%) PMI
12 38 (1.20%) Public Cloud
13 29 (0.92%) Data Centre
14 27 (0.86%) BBC
14 27 (0.86%) Virtual Team
15 26 (0.82%) Smartphone
16 25 (0.79%) Internet of Things
16 25 (0.79%) Mainframe
17 24 (0.76%) Life Science
17 24 (0.76%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 260 (8.24%) Linux
2 239 (7.57%) Windows
3 106 (3.36%) Android
4 72 (2.28%) Unix
5 56 (1.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 54 (1.71%) Apple iOS
7 32 (1.01%) Windows Server
8 21 (0.67%) CentOS
9 20 (0.63%) Windows 10
10 12 (0.38%) Ubuntu
11 10 (0.32%) Amazon Linux
11 10 (0.32%) Fedora
12 8 (0.25%) AIX
12 8 (0.25%) SUSE
12 8 (0.25%) Tizen
12 8 (0.25%) Windows Server 2012
13 7 (0.22%) Windows 7
13 7 (0.22%) Windows Server 2008
14 5 (0.16%) watchOS
15 2 (0.063%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 646 (20.46%) Scrum
2 603 (19.10%) DevOps
3 598 (18.94%) Software Engineering
4 546 (17.29%) Test Automation
5 521 (16.50%) TDD
6 458 (14.51%) MVC
7 430 (13.62%) Continuous Integration
8 428 (13.56%) SDLC
9 426 (13.49%) Mentoring
10 414 (13.11%) Problem-Solving
11 311 (9.85%) OO
12 310 (9.82%) Microservices
13 294 (9.31%) Waterfall
14 289 (9.15%) BDD
15 268 (8.49%) Computer Science
16 266 (8.43%) Coaching
17 262 (8.30%) Project Management
18 230 (7.29%) Continuous Improvement
19 226 (7.16%) Stakeholder Management
20 205 (6.49%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 824 (26.10%) C#
2 779 (24.68%) JavaScript
3 745 (23.60%) Java
4 553 (17.52%) SQL
5 270 (8.55%) Python
6 207 (6.56%) PHP
7 186 (5.89%) C++
8 132 (4.18%) T-SQL
9 109 (3.45%) Ruby
10 98 (3.10%) Java 8
11 89 (2.82%) TypeScript
12 80 (2.53%) ES6
13 66 (2.09%) Bash Shell
14 49 (1.55%) C
14 49 (1.55%) Perl
15 44 (1.39%) PowerShell
16 41 (1.30%) PL/SQL
16 41 (1.30%) Scala
17 40 (1.27%) Apple Swift
18 35 (1.11%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 397 (12.58%) Degree
2 113 (3.58%) Computer Science Degree
3 100 (3.17%) ISTQB
4 48 (1.52%) PMI Certification
5 38 (1.20%) ISEB
6 37 (1.17%) ITIL Certification
7 33 (1.05%) PMP
8 30 (0.95%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 30 (0.95%) Security Cleared
9 23 (0.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 19 (0.60%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 16 (0.51%) DV Cleared
12 15 (0.48%) PhD
12 15 (0.48%) SC Cleared
13 13 (0.41%) Numerate Degree
14 11 (0.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 10 (0.32%) IIBA
16 9 (0.29%) MBA
17 7 (0.22%) CISSP
17 7 (0.22%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 279 (8.84%) QA
2 68 (2.15%) PMO
3 41 (1.30%) GDPR
4 22 (0.70%) SLA
5 9 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 9 (0.29%) PCI DSS
6 7 (0.22%) Data Quality
6 7 (0.22%) ISO 9001
7 6 (0.19%) WCAG
8 4 (0.13%) ISO 20022
9 3 (0.095%) ISO 13485
10 1 (0.032%) COBIT
10 1 (0.032%) GxP
10 1 (0.032%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.032%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 301 (9.53%) Docker
2 57 (1.81%) Active Directory
3 35 (1.11%) Virtual Machines
4 21 (0.67%) VMware Infrastructure
5 10 (0.32%) Squid
6 9 (0.29%) Hyper-V
7 5 (0.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 5 (0.16%) etcd
7 5 (0.16%) Varnish
8 4 (0.13%) VirtualBox
8 4 (0.13%) VMware Workstation
9 3 (0.095%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.063%) HDFS
10 2 (0.063%) Terminal Services
10 2 (0.063%) vCloud
10 2 (0.063%) vSphere
11 1 (0.032%) Firmware
11 1 (0.032%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.032%) VMware NSX
11 1 (0.032%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 126 (3.99%) Kubernetes
2 118 (3.74%) Ansible
3 103 (3.26%) Terraform
4 89 (2.82%) Puppet
5 63 (2.00%) Opscode Chef
6 19 (0.60%) CA Service Virtualization
7 18 (0.57%) Kibana
8 16 (0.51%) Consul
9 14 (0.44%) logstash
10 13 (0.41%) CFEngine
11 11 (0.35%) Docker Swarm
11 11 (0.35%) SQL Sentry
12 10 (0.32%) Grafana
12 10 (0.32%) Packer
13 8 (0.25%) HP ALM
13 8 (0.25%) Nessus
14 7 (0.22%) Istio
15 6 (0.19%) Prometheus
15 6 (0.19%) Rancher
15 6 (0.19%) SCOM
Vendors
1 442 (14.00%) Microsoft
2 106 (3.36%) Oracle
3 105 (3.33%) Google
4 80 (2.53%) Salesforce.com
5 60 (1.90%) SAP
6 56 (1.77%) Pega
7 50 (1.58%) Adobe
8 39 (1.24%) Atlassian
9 36 (1.14%) Red Hat
10 33 (1.05%) CA Agile Central
11 32 (1.01%) Facebook
12 31 (0.98%) VMware
13 30 (0.95%) IBM
14 28 (0.89%) CA
14 28 (0.89%) New Relic
14 28 (0.89%) Sitecore
15 23 (0.73%) Apple
16 21 (0.67%) Xamarin
17 20 (0.63%) Cisco
18 19 (0.60%) Trend Micro