Period
to 14 December 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 14 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Agile Software Development
England > North West
6 months to
14 Dec 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 3,604 4,041 3,450
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 31.94% 30.72% 27.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 35.08% 33.52% 30.17%
Number of salaries quoted 3,042 3,373 3,084
North West median annual salary £48,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.78% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £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 10,275 12,054 11,434
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 91.06% 91.62% 91.75%
Number of salaries quoted 8,248 9,598 9,526
North West median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.65% +7.50% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,688
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £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 14 December 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 14 December 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 2,459 £50,000 +11.11% 424
Cheshire 0 763 £48,425 +7.61% 104
Lancashire +11 195 £45,000 +28.57% 46
Merseyside -4 162 £40,349 -8.30% 47
Cumbria -3 4 £43,750 +2.94% 4
Agile Software Development
England

For the 6 months to 14 December 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 1,136 (31.52%) .NET
2 1,115 (30.94%) C#
3 913 (25.33%) Scrum
4 905 (25.11%) JavaScript
5 860 (23.86%) TDD
6 822 (22.81%) SQL Server
7 754 (20.92%) Java
8 712 (19.76%) MVC
9 707 (19.62%) HTML
10 693 (19.23%) SQL
11 677 (18.78%) Continuous Integration
12 652 (18.09%) CSS
13 641 (17.79%) DevOps
14 614 (17.04%) AngularJS
14 614 (17.04%) ASP.NET
15 565 (15.68%) Finance
16 545 (15.12%) Software Engineering
17 511 (14.18%) Test Automation
18 490 (13.60%) Microsoft Azure
19 489 (13.57%) Microsoft
20 470 (13.04%) Git (software)
21 469 (13.01%) ASP.NET MVC
22 451 (12.51%) Amazon AWS
23 438 (12.15%) BDD
24 424 (11.76%) OO
25 401 (11.13%) ASP.NET Web API
26 395 (10.96%) JIRA
27 394 (10.93%) RESTful
28 371 (10.29%) SDLC
29 366 (10.16%) 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
1 169 (4.69%) Confluence
2 105 (2.91%) Apache
3 94 (2.61%) Elasticsearch
4 74 (2.05%) IIS
5 70 (1.94%) Apache Spark
6 50 (1.39%) CMS
7 30 (0.83%) SharePoint
8 29 (0.80%) WebSphere
9 25 (0.69%) Cloud Foundry
10 24 (0.67%) JBoss
10 24 (0.67%) Tomcat
11 16 (0.44%) nginx
11 16 (0.44%) WebLogic
12 11 (0.31%) Alfresco
13 10 (0.28%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 10 (0.28%) Umbraco
14 8 (0.22%) SharePoint 2013
14 8 (0.22%) Sitecore CMS
15 7 (0.19%) Liferay
15 7 (0.19%) WordPress
Applications
1 47 (1.30%) MS Visio
2 33 (0.92%) Microsoft Project
3 32 (0.89%) Microsoft Office
4 31 (0.86%) Microsoft Excel
5 25 (0.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 16 (0.44%) Photoshop
7 13 (0.36%) Adobe Illustrator
8 12 (0.33%) InVision
9 10 (0.28%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 5 (0.14%) Chatbot
11 4 (0.11%) Camtasia
11 4 (0.11%) SOLIDWORKS
11 4 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
12 3 (0.083%) Adobe After Effects
12 3 (0.083%) OmniGraffle
13 1 (0.028%) Flinto
13 1 (0.028%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 38 (1.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (0.42%) Magento
3 12 (0.33%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 12 (0.33%) Oracle Applications
4 11 (0.31%) SAP Hybris
5 7 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
5 7 (0.19%) Oracle HRMS
5 7 (0.19%) Oracle iProcurement
5 7 (0.19%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 7 (0.19%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 4 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
6 4 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
6 4 (0.11%) Infor SunSystems
6 4 (0.11%) SAP S/4HANA
7 3 (0.083%) Cognos TM1
8 2 (0.055%) SAP FI
8 2 (0.055%) SAP MM
8 2 (0.055%) SAP QM
8 2 (0.055%) SAP SD
8 2 (0.055%) TIBCO iProcess
Cloud Services
1 490 (13.60%) Microsoft Azure
2 451 (12.51%) Amazon AWS
3 99 (2.75%) Cloud Computing
4 88 (2.44%) Amazon EC2
5 85 (2.36%) AWS CloudFormation
6 65 (1.80%) GitHub
7 60 (1.66%) SaaS
8 59 (1.64%) Google Cloud Platform
9 46 (1.28%) Amazon S3
10 43 (1.19%) Azure Active Directory
11 41 (1.14%) Amazon EMR
11 41 (1.14%) Amazon SQS
12 38 (1.05%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 38 (1.05%) npm
13 37 (1.03%) PaaS
14 29 (0.80%) OpenShift
15 27 (0.75%) Google Play
16 26 (0.72%) IaaS
17 20 (0.55%) Dynamics 365
17 20 (0.55%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 193 (5.36%) Internet
2 54 (1.50%) HTTP
3 36 (1.00%) Firewall
4 33 (0.92%) Broadband
5 27 (0.75%) SSL
6 25 (0.69%) Hyperconnected
7 20 (0.55%) Bluetooth
8 19 (0.53%) Wi-Fi
9 18 (0.50%) LAN
9 18 (0.50%) VPN
10 17 (0.47%) Network Security
11 16 (0.44%) SAN
12 14 (0.39%) WAN
13 13 (0.36%) DNS
14 11 (0.31%) Unified Communications
14 11 (0.31%) Wireless
15 10 (0.28%) DHCP
15 10 (0.28%) TCP/IP
16 9 (0.25%) Intranet
17 7 (0.19%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 822 (22.81%) SQL Server
2 321 (8.91%) NoSQL
3 281 (7.80%) SQL Server 2016
4 216 (5.99%) MongoDB
5 203 (5.63%) MySQL
6 162 (4.50%) Big Data
7 95 (2.64%) Hadoop
8 91 (2.52%) Relational Database
9 73 (2.03%) PostgreSQL
10 67 (1.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 65 (1.80%) Data Warehouse
12 54 (1.50%) RavenDB
13 53 (1.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 49 (1.36%) Amazon Redshift
15 48 (1.33%) Amazon RDS
16 40 (1.11%) Amazon Athena
17 39 (1.08%) Flink
18 36 (1.00%) Redis
19 32 (0.89%) MariaDB
20 30 (0.83%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 470 (13.04%) Git (software)
2 395 (10.96%) JIRA
3 289 (8.02%) Jenkins
4 247 (6.85%) Selenium
5 185 (5.13%) Visual Studio
6 126 (3.50%) Cucumber
7 117 (3.25%) Team Foundation Server
7 117 (3.25%) TeamCity
8 115 (3.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 74 (2.05%) Maven
9 74 (2.05%) Octopus Deploy
10 71 (1.97%) WebDriver
11 70 (1.94%) Gradle
12 68 (1.89%) JUnit
13 65 (1.80%) NUnit
13 65 (1.80%) Subversion
14 64 (1.78%) Bitbucket
14 64 (1.78%) SoapUI
15 58 (1.61%) JMeter
16 56 (1.55%) gulp
General
1 565 (15.68%) Finance
2 193 (5.36%) Banking
2 193 (5.36%) Retail
3 174 (4.83%) Games
4 149 (4.13%) Marketing
5 123 (3.41%) Law
6 111 (3.08%) Advertising
7 81 (2.25%) Investment Banking
8 77 (2.14%) Electronics
9 71 (1.97%) Telecoms
10 51 (1.42%) Manufacturing
11 42 (1.17%) Legal
12 40 (1.11%) Military
13 30 (0.83%) Pharmaceutical
14 28 (0.78%) Retail Banking
15 24 (0.67%) Billing
16 23 (0.64%) Back Office
17 16 (0.44%) Automotive
18 14 (0.39%) Publishing
19 10 (0.28%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1,520 (42.18%) Developer
2 650 (18.04%) .NET Developer
3 413 (11.46%) C# Developer
4 353 (9.79%) Analyst
5 311 (8.63%) C# .NET Developer
6 256 (7.10%) Senior Developer
7 236 (6.55%) Software Engineer
8 191 (5.30%) Software Developer
9 182 (5.05%) DevOps Engineer
10 179 (4.97%) Business Analyst
11 177 (4.91%) Java Developer
12 161 (4.47%) Project Manager
13 136 (3.77%) Architect
14 120 (3.33%) Lead Developer
15 107 (2.97%) Consultant
16 106 (2.94%) Agile Developer
17 104 (2.89%) Tester
18 102 (2.83%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
19 100 (2.77%) JavaScript Developer
20 99 (2.75%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,136 (31.52%) .NET
2 707 (19.62%) HTML
3 652 (18.09%) CSS
4 614 (17.04%) AngularJS
4 614 (17.04%) ASP.NET
5 469 (13.01%) ASP.NET MVC
6 401 (11.13%) ASP.NET Web API
7 394 (10.93%) RESTful
8 308 (8.55%) Web Services
9 254 (7.05%) HTML5
10 253 (7.02%) React
11 249 (6.91%) Node.js
12 228 (6.33%) .NET Framework
13 222 (6.16%) WCF
14 215 (5.97%) Spring
15 185 (5.13%) ASP.NET MVC 5
15 185 (5.13%) jQuery
16 179 (4.97%) REST
17 178 (4.94%) .NET Core
18 170 (4.72%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 282 (7.82%) Greenfield Project
2 258 (7.16%) Analytical Skills
3 221 (6.13%) User Experience
4 136 (3.77%) Enterprise Software
5 117 (3.25%) Fintech
6 107 (2.97%) Mobile App
7 72 (2.00%) Internet of Things
8 67 (1.86%) Self-Motivation
9 55 (1.53%) Management Information System
10 49 (1.36%) PMI
11 39 (1.08%) Private Cloud
12 37 (1.03%) NHS
13 31 (0.86%) N-Tier
14 28 (0.78%) Social Media
15 27 (0.75%) iPhone
16 25 (0.69%) Tandem
17 24 (0.67%) Algorithms
17 24 (0.67%) BBC
17 24 (0.67%) Social Network
18 22 (0.61%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 325 (9.02%) Linux
2 234 (6.49%) Windows
3 105 (2.91%) Android
4 73 (2.03%) Apple iOS
5 68 (1.89%) Unix
6 67 (1.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 44 (1.22%) Windows Server
8 32 (0.89%) Windows Server 2008
9 29 (0.80%) CentOS
10 24 (0.67%) Windows Server 2012
11 18 (0.50%) Windows Server 2003
12 9 (0.25%) Ubuntu
13 8 (0.22%) Windows 10
14 5 (0.14%) Embedded Linux
15 4 (0.11%) pSOS
16 3 (0.083%) watchOS
17 1 (0.028%) AIX
17 1 (0.028%) Debian
17 1 (0.028%) SUSE
17 1 (0.028%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 913 (25.33%) Scrum
2 860 (23.86%) TDD
3 712 (19.76%) MVC
4 677 (18.78%) Continuous Integration
5 641 (17.79%) DevOps
6 545 (15.12%) Software Engineering
7 511 (14.18%) Test Automation
8 438 (12.15%) BDD
9 424 (11.76%) OO
10 371 (10.29%) SDLC
11 346 (9.60%) Mentoring
12 337 (9.35%) Problem-Solving
13 312 (8.66%) Kanban
14 290 (8.05%) Web Application Development
15 287 (7.96%) Waterfall
16 279 (7.74%) Project Management
17 268 (7.44%) Coaching
18 245 (6.80%) E-Commerce
19 242 (6.71%) Stakeholder Management
20 228 (6.33%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 1,115 (30.94%) C#
2 905 (25.11%) JavaScript
3 754 (20.92%) Java
4 693 (19.23%) SQL
5 294 (8.16%) Python
6 207 (5.74%) PHP
7 157 (4.36%) Ruby
8 148 (4.11%) T-SQL
9 143 (3.97%) C++
10 83 (2.30%) TypeScript
11 79 (2.19%) Java 8
11 79 (2.19%) Scala
12 62 (1.72%) Perl
13 56 (1.55%) Go
14 51 (1.42%) C
15 46 (1.28%) Bash Shell
16 43 (1.19%) ES6
17 41 (1.14%) PowerShell
18 40 (1.11%) PL/SQL
19 37 (1.03%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 366 (10.16%) Degree
2 118 (3.27%) Computer Science Degree
3 76 (2.11%) ISTQB
4 75 (2.08%) PMI Certification
5 60 (1.66%) ISEB
6 56 (1.55%) Security Cleared
7 48 (1.33%) ITIL Certification
7 48 (1.33%) Numerate Degree
8 37 (1.03%) PMP
9 36 (1.00%) SC Cleared
10 19 (0.53%) DV Cleared
11 18 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 17 (0.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 13 (0.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 12 (0.33%) Microsoft Certification
15 11 (0.31%) CISSP
16 9 (0.25%) RHCE
16 9 (0.25%) RHCSA
17 7 (0.19%) AWS Certification
17 7 (0.19%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 236 (6.55%) QA
2 61 (1.69%) GDPR
3 53 (1.47%) PMO
4 12 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 10 (0.28%) COBIT
5 10 (0.28%) Data Quality
6 9 (0.25%) SLA
7 8 (0.22%) PCI DSS
8 6 (0.17%) WCAG
9 4 (0.11%) ISO 13485
10 3 (0.083%) ISO 9001
11 2 (0.055%) ISO 20022
11 2 (0.055%) PSD2
11 2 (0.055%) Web Application Security Consortium
12 1 (0.028%) Disclosure Scotland
12 1 (0.028%) ISO 15765
12 1 (0.028%) PMBOK
12 1 (0.028%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 1 (0.028%) SEPA
System Software
1 281 (7.80%) Docker
2 92 (2.55%) Active Directory
3 63 (1.75%) Virtual Machines
4 49 (1.36%) VMware Infrastructure
5 20 (0.55%) Hyper-V
6 8 (0.22%) vSphere
7 6 (0.17%) HDFS
7 6 (0.17%) Xen
7 6 (0.17%) XenServer
8 4 (0.11%) Firmware
8 4 (0.11%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (0.11%) XenApp
8 4 (0.11%) XenDesktop
9 3 (0.083%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.028%) KVM
10 1 (0.028%) LXC
10 1 (0.028%) RACF
10 1 (0.028%) vCloud
10 1 (0.028%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 192 (5.33%) Ansible
2 157 (4.36%) Puppet
3 147 (4.08%) Opscode Chef
4 100 (2.77%) Kubernetes
5 98 (2.72%) Terraform
6 35 (0.97%) Docker Swarm
7 34 (0.94%) Packer
8 24 (0.67%) Salt
9 22 (0.61%) Consul
10 21 (0.58%) Grafana
10 21 (0.58%) Graphite
11 18 (0.50%) Nagios
12 17 (0.47%) Opsview
12 17 (0.47%) ZABBIX
13 15 (0.42%) Mesos
14 13 (0.36%) SCCM
15 10 (0.28%) HP Quality Center
15 10 (0.28%) Microsoft Clustering
16 9 (0.25%) AirWatch
16 9 (0.25%) Kibana
Vendors
1 489 (13.57%) Microsoft
2 157 (4.36%) Oracle
3 139 (3.86%) Google
4 78 (2.16%) VMware
5 73 (2.03%) Facebook
6 70 (1.94%) Red Hat
7 63 (1.75%) SAP
8 53 (1.47%) New Relic
9 49 (1.36%) CA Agile Central
10 40 (1.11%) Xamarin
11 38 (1.05%) Trend Micro
12 34 (0.94%) Apple
12 34 (0.94%) Atlassian
13 33 (0.92%) Twitter
14 32 (0.89%) HP
15 30 (0.83%) Adobe
16 26 (0.72%) Salesforce.com
17 25 (0.69%) Sony
17 25 (0.69%) Yahoo!
18 23 (0.64%) WorldPay