Period
to 18 August 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 18 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Agile Software Development
England > North West
6 months to
18 Aug 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 3,988 3,781 2,890
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 32.70% 28.64% 24.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 35.80% 31.36% 27.54%
Number of salaries quoted 3,307 3,245 2,569
North West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £63,550
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 11,139 12,056 10,492
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 91.35% 91.32% 90.31%
Number of salaries quoted 8,961 9,725 8,777
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £63,750 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 18 August 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 18 August 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 2,670 £45,000 - 406
Cheshire +2 945 £47,500 +11.76% 133
Lancashire +8 179 £40,000 - 51
Merseyside -4 161 £40,000 -11.11% 25
Cumbria -7 9 £50,000 +11.11% 1
Agile Software Development
England

For the 6 months to 18 August 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 1,233 (30.92%) .NET
2 1,222 (30.64%) C#
3 1,189 (29.81%) Scrum
4 1,062 (26.63%) JavaScript
5 1,022 (25.63%) TDD
6 932 (23.37%) Java
7 876 (21.97%) MVC
8 832 (20.86%) SQL
9 825 (20.69%) Continuous Integration
10 818 (20.51%) SQL Server
11 804 (20.16%) HTML
12 753 (18.88%) Finance
13 743 (18.63%) CSS
14 713 (17.88%) AngularJS
15 712 (17.85%) DevOps
16 695 (17.43%) Software Engineering
17 692 (17.35%) ASP.NET
18 581 (14.57%) Test Automation
19 559 (14.02%) Git (software)
20 532 (13.34%) Amazon AWS
21 528 (13.24%) Microsoft Azure
22 520 (13.04%) BDD
23 506 (12.69%) ASP.NET MVC
24 502 (12.59%) RESTful
25 498 (12.49%) Microsoft
26 468 (11.74%) SDLC
27 414 (10.38%) ASP.NET Web API
28 404 (10.13%) OO
29 403 (10.11%) Degree
30 389 (9.75%) Linux

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 (3.06%) Confluence
2 102 (2.56%) IIS
3 94 (2.36%) Elasticsearch
4 80 (2.01%) CMS
5 64 (1.60%) Apache
6 49 (1.23%) Apache Spark
7 38 (0.95%) Tomcat
8 36 (0.90%) Sitecore CMS
9 34 (0.85%) SharePoint
10 33 (0.83%) Cloud Foundry
11 28 (0.70%) Umbraco
12 26 (0.65%) JBoss
13 25 (0.63%) nginx
14 21 (0.53%) WebSphere
15 20 (0.50%) Apache Pig
16 18 (0.45%) Alfresco
17 15 (0.38%) Sitefinity
18 11 (0.28%) Drupal
18 11 (0.28%) WebLogic
18 11 (0.28%) WordPress
Applications
1 47 (1.18%) Microsoft Project
2 42 (1.05%) MS Visio
3 41 (1.03%) Microsoft Excel
4 29 (0.73%) Photoshop
5 28 (0.70%) Microsoft Office
6 17 (0.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 9 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
7 9 (0.23%) Camtasia
8 7 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 5 (0.13%) Chatbot
9 5 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
10 4 (0.10%) InVision
11 3 (0.075%) Adobe After Effects
11 3 (0.075%) OmniGraffle
12 1 (0.025%) Blender
12 1 (0.025%) InDesign
12 1 (0.025%) Mingle
12 1 (0.025%) Open Workbench
12 1 (0.025%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 27 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 22 (0.55%) Magento
3 18 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
4 12 (0.30%) SAP Hybris
5 7 (0.18%) Oracle ERP
6 6 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
6 6 (0.15%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 6 (0.15%) SAP FI
6 6 (0.15%) SAP S/4HANA
7 5 (0.13%) SAP SD
8 4 (0.10%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 4 (0.10%) Infor SunSystems
8 4 (0.10%) Oracle Applications
8 4 (0.10%) SAP MM
8 4 (0.10%) SAP PP
8 4 (0.10%) SAP QM
8 4 (0.10%) TIBCO iProcess
8 4 (0.10%) Visualfiles
9 2 (0.050%) Dynamics GP
9 2 (0.050%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 532 (13.34%) Amazon AWS
2 528 (13.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 114 (2.86%) SaaS
4 73 (1.83%) GitHub
5 72 (1.81%) Google Cloud Platform
6 64 (1.60%) AWS CloudFormation
7 61 (1.53%) Amazon EC2
8 56 (1.40%) Cloud Computing
9 49 (1.23%) Amazon S3
10 46 (1.15%) Amazon SQS
11 43 (1.08%) Azure Active Directory
11 43 (1.08%) PaaS
12 40 (1.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 35 (0.88%) IaaS
13 35 (0.88%) OpenShift
14 30 (0.75%) Google Play
15 29 (0.73%) npm
16 26 (0.65%) Dynamics 365
17 21 (0.53%) NuGet
18 17 (0.43%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 97 (2.43%) Internet
2 73 (1.83%) HTTP
3 36 (0.90%) Firewall
4 29 (0.73%) SSL
5 28 (0.70%) DNS
5 28 (0.70%) TCP/IP
6 23 (0.58%) Broadband
7 21 (0.53%) WAN
8 20 (0.50%) Wi-Fi
9 19 (0.48%) Hyperconnected
10 18 (0.45%) LAN
11 14 (0.35%) SAN
11 14 (0.35%) VPN
12 13 (0.33%) SMS
12 13 (0.33%) VoIP
13 12 (0.30%) ATM
13 12 (0.30%) Bluetooth
13 12 (0.30%) Network Security
14 8 (0.20%) Intranet
14 8 (0.20%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 818 (20.51%) SQL Server
2 294 (7.37%) SQL Server 2016
3 279 (7.00%) MySQL
4 238 (5.97%) NoSQL
5 222 (5.57%) MongoDB
6 141 (3.54%) Big Data
7 103 (2.58%) Data Warehouse
8 93 (2.33%) Relational Database
9 91 (2.28%) Hadoop
10 88 (2.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 70 (1.76%) PostgreSQL
12 62 (1.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 55 (1.38%) RavenDB
14 52 (1.30%) Amazon RDS
15 50 (1.25%) RDBMS
16 43 (1.08%) Redis
17 39 (0.98%) Oracle Database
18 35 (0.88%) SQL Server 2014
19 28 (0.70%) SQL Server 2008
20 27 (0.68%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 559 (14.02%) Git (software)
2 364 (9.13%) JIRA
3 338 (8.48%) Jenkins
4 258 (6.47%) Selenium
5 163 (4.09%) TeamCity
6 150 (3.76%) Team Foundation Server
7 133 (3.34%) Visual Studio
8 124 (3.11%) Cucumber
9 106 (2.66%) Octopus Deploy
10 87 (2.18%) NUnit
11 85 (2.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 68 (1.71%) JUnit
13 66 (1.65%) Subversion
14 59 (1.48%) MSTest
14 59 (1.48%) WebDriver
15 58 (1.45%) Bitbucket
16 57 (1.43%) Maven
16 57 (1.43%) SoapUI
17 52 (1.30%) Jasmine
18 47 (1.18%) gulp
General
1 753 (18.88%) Finance
2 262 (6.57%) Retail
3 233 (5.84%) Banking
4 195 (4.89%) Marketing
5 187 (4.69%) Games
6 134 (3.36%) Law
7 124 (3.11%) Advertising
8 109 (2.73%) Investment Banking
9 70 (1.76%) Electronics
10 67 (1.68%) Telecoms
11 60 (1.50%) Manufacturing
12 53 (1.33%) Military
13 46 (1.15%) Automotive
14 43 (1.08%) Back Office
15 39 (0.98%) Legal
16 28 (0.70%) Retail Banking
17 16 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
18 15 (0.38%) Billing
19 14 (0.35%) Publishing
20 5 (0.13%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 1,725 (43.25%) Developer
2 642 (16.10%) .NET Developer
3 430 (10.78%) Analyst
4 356 (8.93%) C# Developer
5 316 (7.92%) Software Engineer
6 308 (7.72%) Senior Developer
7 270 (6.77%) C# .NET Developer
8 238 (5.97%) Java Developer
9 227 (5.69%) Software Developer
10 226 (5.67%) Business Analyst
11 196 (4.91%) DevOps Engineer
12 160 (4.01%) Architect
13 152 (3.81%) Tester
14 138 (3.46%) Project Manager
15 124 (3.11%) PHP Developer
16 119 (2.98%) Junior
17 108 (2.71%) Full Stack Developer
18 104 (2.61%) Test Analyst
19 99 (2.48%) Lead Developer
20 98 (2.46%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,233 (30.92%) .NET
2 804 (20.16%) HTML
3 743 (18.63%) CSS
4 713 (17.88%) AngularJS
5 692 (17.35%) ASP.NET
6 506 (12.69%) ASP.NET MVC
7 502 (12.59%) RESTful
8 414 (10.38%) ASP.NET Web API
9 389 (9.75%) React
10 378 (9.48%) Web Services
11 310 (7.77%) Node.js
12 295 (7.40%) HTML5
13 255 (6.39%) .NET Framework
13 255 (6.39%) Spring
14 254 (6.37%) jQuery
15 250 (6.27%) WCF
16 245 (6.14%) REST
17 237 (5.94%) CSS3
18 222 (5.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 219 (5.49%) ASP.NET MVC 5
Miscellaneous
1 272 (6.82%) Analytical Skills
2 271 (6.80%) User Experience
3 242 (6.07%) Greenfield Project
4 225 (5.64%) Computer Science
5 153 (3.84%) Enterprise Software
6 147 (3.69%) Mobile App
7 111 (2.78%) Self-Motivation
8 104 (2.61%) Fintech
9 60 (1.50%) Management Information System
10 43 (1.08%) N-Tier
11 38 (0.95%) Private Cloud
12 31 (0.78%) iPhone
13 28 (0.70%) PMI
14 26 (0.65%) Linux Command Line
14 26 (0.65%) Virtual Team
15 24 (0.60%) Online Banking
16 23 (0.58%) Algorithms
17 21 (0.53%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
17 21 (0.53%) Social Network
18 20 (0.50%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 389 (9.75%) Linux
2 274 (6.87%) Windows
3 142 (3.56%) Android
4 102 (2.56%) Apple iOS
5 77 (1.93%) Unix
6 47 (1.18%) Windows Server
7 20 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 18 (0.45%) Windows Server 2008
9 13 (0.33%) CentOS
10 8 (0.20%) Ubuntu
11 7 (0.18%) Windows Server 2012
12 6 (0.15%) Embedded Linux
12 6 (0.15%) Mac OS
12 6 (0.15%) Windows 10
13 5 (0.13%) pSOS
14 4 (0.10%) AIX
15 3 (0.075%) Windows 7
16 2 (0.050%) Amazon Linux
16 2 (0.050%) Kali Linux
16 2 (0.050%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,189 (29.81%) Scrum
2 1,022 (25.63%) TDD
3 876 (21.97%) MVC
4 825 (20.69%) Continuous Integration
5 712 (17.85%) DevOps
6 695 (17.43%) Software Engineering
7 581 (14.57%) Test Automation
8 520 (13.04%) BDD
9 468 (11.74%) SDLC
10 404 (10.13%) OO
11 388 (9.73%) Problem-Solving
12 353 (8.85%) Waterfall
13 340 (8.53%) Kanban
14 338 (8.48%) Mentoring
15 326 (8.17%) E-Commerce
16 317 (7.95%) Web Application Development
17 298 (7.47%) Microservices
18 287 (7.20%) Stakeholder Management
19 280 (7.02%) Project Management
20 272 (6.82%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1,222 (30.64%) C#
2 1,062 (26.63%) JavaScript
3 932 (23.37%) Java
4 832 (20.86%) SQL
5 339 (8.50%) PHP
6 329 (8.25%) Python
7 230 (5.77%) Ruby
8 182 (4.56%) T-SQL
9 164 (4.11%) C++
10 116 (2.91%) C
11 93 (2.33%) Java 8
12 89 (2.23%) TypeScript
13 76 (1.91%) Perl
14 59 (1.48%) PowerShell
15 58 (1.45%) Bash Shell
16 54 (1.35%) Objective-C
16 54 (1.35%) Scala
17 53 (1.33%) Go
17 53 (1.33%) PL/SQL
18 49 (1.23%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 403 (10.11%) Degree
2 125 (3.13%) Security Cleared
3 116 (2.91%) Computer Science Degree
4 78 (1.96%) ISTQB
5 71 (1.78%) ISEB
6 51 (1.28%) DV Cleared
7 50 (1.25%) SC Cleared
8 44 (1.10%) PMI Certification
9 33 (0.83%) Numerate Degree
9 33 (0.83%) PMP
10 19 (0.48%) AWS Certification
10 19 (0.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 14 (0.35%) Microsoft Certification
12 12 (0.30%) APMG
12 12 (0.30%) HND
12 12 (0.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 12 (0.30%) ITIL Certification
13 11 (0.28%) Master's Degree
14 10 (0.25%) Cisco Certification
14 10 (0.25%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 323 (8.10%) QA
2 35 (0.88%) PMO
3 32 (0.80%) GCP
3 32 (0.80%) GDPR
4 27 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 26 (0.65%) Data Quality
6 13 (0.33%) ISO 9001
7 9 (0.23%) PCI DSS
8 8 (0.20%) SLA
9 6 (0.15%) Web Application Security Consortium
10 3 (0.075%) COBIT
10 3 (0.075%) Disclosure Scotland
10 3 (0.075%) ISO 15765
11 2 (0.050%) HIPAA
11 2 (0.050%) PMBOK
11 2 (0.050%) PSD2
12 1 (0.025%) EMIR
12 1 (0.025%) IFRS
12 1 (0.025%) ISO 22301
12 1 (0.025%) P3O
System Software
1 278 (6.97%) Docker
2 91 (2.28%) Active Directory
3 84 (2.11%) VMware Infrastructure
4 66 (1.65%) Virtual Machines
5 61 (1.53%) Hyper-V
6 32 (0.80%) Xen
7 27 (0.68%) VirtualBox
8 17 (0.43%) KVM
9 13 (0.33%) Firmware
10 12 (0.30%) vSphere
11 8 (0.20%) XenServer
12 4 (0.10%) HDFS
13 3 (0.075%) FreeRADIUS
13 3 (0.075%) pfSense
14 1 (0.025%) Apache Flume
14 1 (0.025%) LXC
14 1 (0.025%) vCloud
14 1 (0.025%) Virtual Servers
14 1 (0.025%) VMware ESXi
14 1 (0.025%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 223 (5.59%) Ansible
2 193 (4.84%) Opscode Chef
3 171 (4.29%) Puppet
4 123 (3.08%) Kubernetes
5 86 (2.16%) Terraform
6 39 (0.98%) Kibana
7 35 (0.88%) Packer
8 23 (0.58%) Salt
9 22 (0.55%) Docker Swarm
10 20 (0.50%) Nagios
11 19 (0.48%) Consul
12 13 (0.33%) HP Quality Center
12 13 (0.33%) SCCM
12 13 (0.33%) Single Sign-On
13 10 (0.25%) Grafana
13 10 (0.25%) Graphite
13 10 (0.25%) Opsview
13 10 (0.25%) ZABBIX
14 9 (0.23%) Prometheus
14 9 (0.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 498 (12.49%) Microsoft
2 221 (5.54%) Google
3 211 (5.29%) Oracle
4 107 (2.68%) VMware
5 93 (2.33%) Capita
6 81 (2.03%) SAP
7 62 (1.55%) Twitter
8 60 (1.50%) Facebook
9 58 (1.45%) New Relic
10 50 (1.25%) Xamarin
11 43 (1.08%) Sitecore
12 42 (1.05%) Tableau
13 37 (0.93%) Trend Micro
14 35 (0.88%) Salesforce.com
15 31 (0.78%) IBM
16 30 (0.75%) Zend
17 29 (0.73%) Red Hat
18 27 (0.68%) Apple
19 24 (0.60%) WorldPay
20 23 (0.58%) Atlassian